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Everest Base Camp Trek - 16 Days

Trip Facts

Group Size
+2 People above
Trip Grade
Moderate
Accommodation
Hotel/Mountain Lodge
Max. Elevation
5545M
Meals
B/L/D
Transportation
Private Vehicle/Flight

Trip Highlights

  • Exploring some of the world's tallest mountains including Mt Everest 8849m / 29032ft.
  • Sherpa culture, custom, tradition exploration.
  • High altitude Buddhist monasteries.
  • 30-minute scenic mountain flight to Lukla 2840m.
  • Visit Everest Base Camp 5365m & Kalapathar 5565m.
  • Sherpa food and cuisine exploration.
  • Namche gateway to Everest.
  • Sherpa Museum at Namch Bazar.
  • Wild life obserbation.
  • Sagarmatha National Park (UNESCO) site.

Trip Overview of Everest Base Camp Trek

Everest base camp trek is one of the most desirable adventure journeys in the world. Watching the world's tallest mountain with your naked eye is an outstanding experience. Walking in the Sherpaland, Exploring the hidden valleys, Visiting sacred monastery, walking in the footstep of Sir Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Sherpaa, exploring this region's flora-fauna, and observing the livelihood of local Sherpa people are the highlights of this journey.

Everest base camp is located in the Everest region of Nepal inside Sagarmatha national park. This region is a UNESCO world heritage site so it is well protected and preserved. Tourist link trek offers you the best to make your journey reliable, convenient, and memorable.

This two-week adventure starts in Kathmandu with your arrival. The next day we fly to Lukla 2840m which takes nearly 30 minutes and is very scenic and spectacular. You will meet your porter and other supporting crew there and the guide will explain to you about the journey, Dos-Don'ts, People, customs, culture, local rules, and caution to be careful. The journey starts descending to Phakding 2610m through lush green forest and passing several villages. We stay our first overnight there and the next day walk to Namche bazaar 3440m where we spent two nights because it is very crucial to spend an extra night to get acclimatized. We go visiting the museum, Everest view hotel, and the neighboring village on this consecutive day. We continue ascending through the rugged terrain passing through several villages and monasteries. We spend two nights at Dingbochey 4410m which is also to get acclimatized. Above 4000m altitude, the landscape is completely desolate thus here we can see pastureland. Here we can see a lot of Yaks carrying stuff and commodities whereas donkeys and Zokpeys are widely used for this purpose. After Dingbochey we pass through Thokla 4650m and climb uphill and reach Memorial hill where we can see many monuments build. The trail goes through the more rugged path to Lobuche 4900m where we spent one night. We have pristine panoramic Mountain View here while we walk over the moraine route here. We walk to Gorakshep 5150m where we take the highest sleep of the journey. We visit Everest base camp and next day climb Kalapathar 5545m for the panoramic bird's eye view of the Himalayas. We come back down passing through the beautiful village exploring the village in depth.

Everest Base camp trek complexity

The journey to the Everest Base Camp trek is for sure a challenging task that requires physical fitness and little hiking experience. If you consider doing some physical workout and cardio exercise before coming to the Everest trek it will be way easier than you think. We do it steadily taking a significant amount of acclimatization which makes it easier than you think. In short, we can say it’s challenging but not very difficult.

 


Introduction.

Embark on an exhilarating journey to Everest Base Camp, renowned as one of the world's premier trekking adventures, as endorsed by major travel portals and global surveys. The genesis of its popularity traces back to the historic ascent of Mt Everest on May 29, 1953, by the intrepid New Zealander Sir Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay Sherpa. Nestled within the UNESCO World Heritage site of Sagarmatha National Park in Nepal, Everest Base Camp boasts a stunning natural canvas adorned with towering peaks, including the legendary Everest at 8,848 meters, Lhotse at 8,516 meters, and Cho Oyu at 8,188 meters. The park is a sanctuary for diverse flora and fauna, contributing to its ecological significance.

Beyond the breathtaking landscapes, the Everest region offers a captivating immersion into Sherpa culture. The indigenous Sherpa people, residing at one of the planet's highest altitudes, showcase a unique way of life deeply rooted in Vajrayana Buddhism, also known as Tibetan Buddhism. Exploring their traditions and daily lives adds a cultural dimension to the trek, enhancing the overall experience. The Everest Base Camp trek is just one among several enticing options within the region, each promising its own set of highlights. From the awe-inspiring scenic flight to Lukla, the gateway to the Everest region, to the myriad trekking choices like the Everest Three Pass trek, Everest Gokyo Lake trek, and Everest Chola Pass trek, adventurers can tailor their experience to match their preferences. The region's allure lies not only in conquering challenging trails but also in the rich tapestry of nature and culture waiting to be discovered.

Itinerary.

Day 01: Arrive Kathmandu, Transfer to Hotel.

Day 02: Sight seeing in Kathmandu valley.

Day 03: Flight to Lukla 2810m, Trek to Phakding 2600m/ 30-min flight, 3-hour trek.

Day 04: Trek Phakding to Namche 3440m/ 6-hour walk.

Day 05: Rest in Namche, Excursion to Everest View Point 3880m/ 4-hour walk.

Day 06: Trek Namche to Tengbochey 3867m / Visit Tengbochey Monastery/ 5-hour walk.

Day 07:Trek Tengbochey to Dingbochey 4400m / 5-hour walk.

Day 08: Rest day in Dingbochey, Excursion to Nangkartshang 5100m / 4-hour walk.

Day 09: Trek Dingbochey to Lobuchey 4900m / 5-hour walk.

Day 10: Trek Lobuchey to Gorakshep 5140m, Visit Everest Base Camp 5365m / 7-hour walk.

Day 11: Trek Gorakshep to Pheriche 4371m , Sunrise hike to Kalapathar 5545m / 7-hour walk.

Day 12: Trek Pheriche to Namche 3440m / 5.5-hour walk.

Day 13: Trek Namche to Lukla 2810m / 6-hour walk.

Day 14: Fly Lukla to Kathmandu / 30-min flight / Celebration dinner with culture programme.

Day 15: Leisure day in Kathmandu / Shopping / Walk nearby.

Day 16: Final departure, Transfer to International Airport.

Scenic flight to the Himalayas:

Embark on an unforgettable adventure with our 'Scenic Flight to the Himalayas' experience. Departing from Kathmandu, a thrilling small aircraft ride to Lukla reveals the rugged beauty of the Himalayan panorama—towering peaks, terraced hillsides, and meandering rivers. Marvel at traditional houses along the route for a picturesque view. The return journey offers an up-close encounter with the majestic Himalayas and Nepal's captivating hills. This extraordinary airborne expedition promises both adventure and awe-inspiring scenery, making it a perfect blend for an unforgettable journey.

Explore Everest Region:

Discover the allure of the Everest region, a sanctuary of towering peaks and vibrant Sherpa culture, nestled in UNESCO-listed Sagarmatha National Park. This natural wonderland boasts rich flora and fauna, from Himalayan thars to elusive snow leopards. Immerse yourself in the region's unique customs and ancient traditions, gaining a detailed experience of this UNESCO World Heritage site. The Everest Base Camp trek, organized by Tourist Link Trek, elevates your adventure, promising unparalleled beauty, cultural richness, and encounters with diverse wildlife. Secure your slot today for an unforgettable journey into the heart of the Himalayas.

Sherpa people and culture:

Delve into the resilient Sherpa tribe in the Everest region, celebrated for their mountaineering prowess and unique adaptation to high-altitude environments. Followers of Vajrayana Buddhism, or Tibetan Buddhism, the Sherpas infuse the Himalayan landscape with spiritual significance. Ancient monasteries, adorned with prayer flags and surrounded by Mani walls and stupas, dot the trail, providing a glimpse into centuries-old traditions. The vibrant atmosphere resonates with energy, offering an immersive journey into Sherpa culture, spirituality, and the profound customs that shape the breathtaking tapestry of the Everest region.

Ancient Monastery exploration:

Immerse yourself in the cultural richness of the Everest region, adorned with monasteries, nunneries, stupas, chortens, and Mani walls. These sacred sites weave a tapestry showcasing the depth of Sherpa culture and their spiritual legacy. Each village reveals monasteries with stunning Buddhist Thangka paintings, portraying Vajrayana deities in vibrant hues like gold and silver. To delve even deeper into Sherpa heritage, the museum in Namche Bazaar offers a captivating journey through artifacts and exhibits, providing a comprehensive understanding of the Sherpa people's cultural and religious significance in the heart of the Himalayas. Explore the Everest Base Camp trek, where every village unfolds beautiful monasteries, such as Tengboche Gumba, Pangboche Gumba, Thame Gumba, Khumjung Gumpa, and Ani Gumba in Deboche at 3800m.

Observe Mt Everest:

Experience the Everest Base Camp Trek's pinnacle with breathtaking views from Kalapathar at 5545m. While glimpses of Mt Everest punctuate the trek, Kalapathar provides an unmatched advantage. This exclusive vantage point ensures an iconic experience, offering an awe-inspiring view of the world's tallest peak at 8848m. Revel in the majesty of Everest, crowning your journey with unparalleled grandeur. Witnessing the towering peak from Kalapathar distinguishes the Everest Base Camp Trek, making it a truly remarkable adventure.

Experienced guide:

At Tourist Link Trek & Expedition, as a seasoned trekking company, we prioritize delivering the best guides for an unparalleled experience. Our trekking guides are not only professional, skilled, and equipped but also possess extensive knowledge and a down-to-earth approach. We give precedence to professional local Sherpa guides, born and raised in the Himalayan highlands. Having a seasoned guide is a crucial advantage, ensuring a trip free from disruptions caused by inexperienced guides. All our guides undergo thorough training in guiding, first aid, and emergency scenarios, ensuring our clients have a seamless and secure trekking experience with us.

Booking Information:

For booking please contact us via e-mail and WhatsApp. Contact detail are given below.

WhatsApp: +977-9851268523

Email: touristlinktreks@gmail.com

Safety and Logistics:

Visit our website's FAQ section for detailed insights on safety and logistics. Discover essential information, from safety measures to recommended trekking gear, weather details, and emergency protocols. Your safety is paramount, and our comprehensive FAQ is designed to prepare you thoroughly for your trek. Delve into this resourceful section for valuable insights, and don't hesitate to reach out for any additional assistance. We are dedicated to ensuring your journey to the Everest region is both secure and enjoyable.

Testimonial:

Discover glowing reviews from our delighted clients on top social media platforms and esteemed travel portals like Lonely Planet and TripAdvisor. Our commitment to exceptional service is reflected in the overwhelmingly positive feedback from past travelers. As we aim for continued excellence, explore firsthand accounts of memorable journeys and outstanding service. Join us on our quest to uphold and enhance this legacy, ensuring even more efficient and delightful adventures in the days ahead. Your satisfaction is our priority, and we look forward to exceeding your expectations on your next journey with us.

Conclusion and Farewell:

Embark on an extraordinary adventure with Tourist Link Trek & Expedition to Everest Base Camp, where we redefine adventure with unparalleled comfort. Enjoy plush accommodations featuring warm, cozy rooms, relish delectable meals, and receive support from our dedicated guide and porter. At Tourist Link Trek and Expedition, we prioritize service quality, earning a reputation for excellence and positive client feedback. Join us for a journey led by professional, knowledgeable, and down-to-earth guides, providing an in-depth exploration of Everest Base Camp and a lifetime of adventure. Your comfort and satisfaction are our priorities as we strive to make your trek an unforgettable experience.




Map

Itinerary

Upon arrival, Tourist Link Trek's friendly airport rep greets you, escorting you to a comfortable hotel. After check-in and luggage arrangements, head to our office. Negotiate with Director Hom and get the exciting details about your journey. Don't forget, this is where you make the remaining payment. Get ready for an unforgettable adventure!

Embark on your journey after a delightful breakfast, accompanied by an expert government-authorized guide. Explore Kathmandu's major UNESCO World Heritage sites, starting with the ancient Swayambhunath Stupa, where centuries-old monasteries, Chortens, and devotees create a vibrant atmosphere. Continue to Kathmandu Durbar Square, adorned with temples, courtyards, and the historic palace-turned-museum. Marvel at Kumari, the living goddess. Move to Pashupatinath Temple, a Hindu pilgrimage site witnessing devotional rituals along the Bagmati River. Explore Bouddhanath Stupa and Patan Durbar Square for more cultural richness. Your guide will unveil the history, people, and significance of each site, ensuring an enriching experience in the heart of Nepal.


Meet your guide early at your hotel, then take a quick 10-minute drive to the airport. After check-in, enjoy a scenic 30-minute Himalayan flight to Lukla at 2840m. Your friendly porter will greet you at the airport, helping with baggage to the nearby hotel. The guide briefs you on the journey and introduces the porter. The downhill trek to Phakding begins on a stone-strewn trail, passing through charming Sherpa villages like Cheplung, Chaurikharka, and Ghat. Follow the turquoise Dudhkoshi River in Ghat, and savor a delicious lunch at Thadokoshi village with stunning views of Mt Kusumkangaro. This marks the start of your incredible adventure in the Himalayas


Embark on your trek after a hearty 8 AM breakfast, tracing the Dudh Koshi River through picturesque villages. Marvel at the panorama featuring Thamserku, Kusum Kangaroo, Kwangde, Nuptse, Taboche, Cholatse, Khumbi-yulha, and the mighty Mt Everest. The trail crosses a suspension bridge at Monjo, where permits are checked. Enjoy a scenic lunch at Jorsalle, observing the river, jungle, and waterfall. Ascend through Larja Dovan's high suspension bridge, reaching the Everest viewpoint showcasing Everest and Nuptse. The shady trail leads to Namche, taking 7 hours. Rest overnight at Namche (3440m) in a cozy mountain lodge, concluding a day filled with natural wonders


In Namche (3440m), our "rest" day is quite active! After breakfast, we hike uphill for acclimatization. The day kicks off with a visit to Sagarmatha National Park's office, exploring the museum and enjoying a panoramic view of gigantic mountains, including Everest. Climbing further, we reach Everest View Hotel via Syangbochey's small airstrip. At 3880m, enjoy refreshments with stunning mountain views. The journey continues to Khumjung village (3780m), one of the highest Sherpa villages. Explore the monastery, savor lunch, and return to Namche. The 5-hour excursion unveils dozens of mountains, and post-return, explore an Internet cafe, bakery, and shops. Rest overnight at a mountain lodge, concluding a day filled with adventure and exploration


Embarking post-breakfast, the trail ascends for 20 minutes before embracing a flat path with breathtaking views. The landscape unfolds with Amadablam, Everest, Lhotse, Taboche, Cholatse, Thamserku, and Khangtega. Descending to Phunki Tenga (3250m) by the Dudhkoshi River, a scenic lunch awaits. The uphill journey, adorned with switchbacks, reveals Khangtega's close-up views and a birdeye spectacle of Namche and Khumjung. Keep an eye out for the Himalayan Thar, a wild goat. Tengboche's charm lies in its centuries-old monastery, offering a sacred ambiance. Witness worship rituals and bask in the superb Everest and Amadablam backdrop. A 6-hour trek concludes at the mountain lodge.


Embarking on another day of trekking, we descend after a morning feast. The trail to Dingboche (3820m) reveals a Nunnery and edges along the valley, crossing the Dudhkoshi River. A majestic close-up of Mt Amadablam (6856m) graces our path, with Pangboche (3930m) marking a shift to sparse vegetation. Surrounded by a 360-degree panorama of captivating mountains, we pause for lunch at Somare (4010m). The landscape transforms, treeless and barren, as we spot yaks and herder shelters. Crossing a glacial river, an uphill journey leads to Dingboche (4400m), once a farming village, now a tea house town. Overnight at a mountain lodge after a 6-hour trek


In Dingboche, acclimatization is key to ward off AMS (acute mountain sickness). After breakfast, we ascend to Nangakar Tsang (5100m), also known as Nagarjuna Ri. This hill gifts surreal views of the Khumbu region – mountains, rivers, pasturelands, glaciers, and more. Lunch follows the exhilarating excursion. In the evening, explore the village's charm. With a 6-hour walk, we ensure a gradual adaptation to the altitude. Retire for the night at the mountain lodge, well-prepared for the further adventures awaiting in the mesmerizing landscapes.

Continuing our journey, we set out for Lobuche (4900m) after a hearty breakfast. The trail initially ascends a hill, then winds through picturesque pasturelands until Thokla (4600m). A brief pause at Thokla (4830m) precedes an uphill climb to the Thokla pass, adorned with numerous monuments honoring climbers and trekkers who lost their lives in this region. Plaques commemorate legendary climbers, a poignant reminder of their courage. The path meanders through moraine-formed gullies, offering stunning views of Khumbutse (6665m), Lingtren (6749m), Chumbu (6859m), and Lobuche Peak (6119m). The 5-hour trek concludes at Lobuche, where a mountain lodge awaits.

Continuing our trek, we embark on the journey to Lobuche (4900m) fueled by a satisfying breakfast. The trail initially ascends a hill, weaving through scenic pasturelands until reaching Thokla (4600m). A brief pause at Thokla (4830m) precedes an uphill climb to Thokla pass, adorned with numerous monuments commemorating climbers and trekkers who lost their lives in this region. Plaques honor legendary climbers, serving as a poignant reminder of their courage. The path navigates through moraine-formed gullies, revealing breathtaking views of Khumbutse (6665m), Lingtren (6749m), Chumbu (6859m), and Lobuche Peak (6119m). After a 5-hour trek, we arrive at Lobuche, where a welcoming mountain lodge awaits.

Early morning, we ascend the small hill called Kala Patthar (5550m), a roughly three-hour journey. The summit offers a panoramic view of the Himalayas, a crucial vantage point as the Everest Base Camp doesn't provide the same acute view of the Everest panorama. Kala Patthar unveils dozens of mountains, including Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse, Nireka Peak, Khumbutse, Lingtren, Chumbu, Everest West Shoulder, Thamserku, and Amadablam. After descending to Gorakshep and having breakfast, we trek downhill to Pheriche, a gradual descent that restores the appetite as we return to lower altitudes


Commencing the hike after a fulfilling breakfast, our journey descends through picturesque villages like Pangboche, Phortse, and Somare. Somare stands out for its distinctive field fences, an iconic feature of the local farming landscape. Keep a keen eye out, as the area is known for musk deer sightings. Upon reaching Namche, take time for rejuvenation amidst the array of bars and cafes. Consider a Yogic massage to revitalize your tired body. Rest overnight at a cozy mountain lodge, recharging for the continued adventure that lies ahead.

Embarking on the final day of our mountain trek, we set out early after a hearty breakfast. The trail treats us to beautiful views, lush green forests, the serene turquoise river, charming villages, and the warm hospitality of the locals. A midway pause for lunch allows us to soak in the surroundings. In the evening, a small thanksgiving celebration with the porter marks the successful completion of our journey. Resting overnight at a mountain lodge, we reflect on the memorable adventure and the breathtaking landscapes that accompanied us throughout.


In the early morning, we stroll to the airport for the brief and scenic flight back to Kathmandu, a journey of nearly 30 minutes. Upon arrival, a Tourist Link Treks-provided van will be ready to pick you up and drop you at your hotel. The day unfolds with opportunities for exploration—walking around, shopping, and visiting local sights. As evening sets in, indulge in a delightful Nepali dinner accompanied by a cultural show courtesy of Tourist Link Trekking. The night concludes with a comfortable stay at the hotel.

Today offers a leisurely pace, allowing you the freedom to tailor the day to your preferences. Whether you choose to explore the vibrant markets, engage in sightseeing around Thamel, or simply unwind in a cozy café, the day is yours to enjoy as you wish. Embrace the relaxed atmosphere and make the most of your time in Kathmandu, savoring the moments as you please.


As your incredible journey in Nepal, including the Everest Base Camp trek, comes to an end, Tourist Link Trek extends its hospitality by providing an airport drop service. We bid you a heartfelt farewell, expressing our gratitude, and eagerly anticipate the opportunity to serve you again in the days to come. Safe travels, and may the memories of this adventure linger in your heart. Until we meet again!



What's included?

  • All ground transportation on a comfortable private vehicle as per the itinerary
  • Sightseeing at Kathmandu Valley (Monkey Temple, Pasupapati Temple, Boudhanath, Durbar square)
  • Three-night accommodation with breakfast at 3-star category Hotel in Kathmandu
  • Best available twin-sharing lodge for accommodation during the trek
  • Three daily meals (Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner) during the trek
  • Round trip flight Kathmandu (Kathmandu- Lukla- Kathmandu) including departure tax
  • One highly experienced helpful and friendly guide (English speaking and Government licensed holder guide)
  • Porter service (2 Trekker: 1 Porter) their food, accommodation, Salary, equipment, and staff insurance
  • Snacks of seasonal fruits during the trek
  • Down jacket and sleeping bag (to be returned after trip completion)
  • Trekking map and trip achievement certificate
  • Entry fee for Sagarmatha National Park (Please bring two passport-size photos for permit)
  • A local fee of Khumbu valley or instated of TIMS
  • All Local/Government Taxes and office service charge
  • Medical Supplies (First Aid Kit will be available)
  • Farewell dinner before departure
  • Arrangement of Emergency Helicopter service which will be paid by your travel insurance Company

What's not included?

  • Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu
  • Personal trekking equipment
  • Snacks and other expenses
  • Excess baggage charges
  • Hot showers during the trek except when in Kathmandu and Namache
  • Personal travel insurance
  • Emergency evacuation if required
  • Personal expenses like phone calls, laundry, bar bills and extra porters
  • Tips and donations for guides and porters.
  • Optional trips and sightseeing if extend

Fixed Departures

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Essential Information

Everest Base Camp Trek What You Need Know?

When to Go?

March to May and mid-September to November are ideal times to go on trekking in Nepal. However, you can do the trek throughout the year, excluding harsh winter and heavy monsoon periods for better experiences. Read more...

Gear Checklist

Gears and equipment assure your safety and smooth trekking experiences as you enter the Himalayas. With essential equipment, you can add some of the other specific ones which most probably will come in handy during the trek. A reliable preparation from your side is a positive step for successful trekking and climbing expedition. Read more...

Food, drinking water, and accommodation facilities

The menu for everyday foods gets slimmer with a significant rise in altitude. One can always find a warm tea and basic local staple in the lodges or teahouses operating here. Natural drinking water sources, as well as Drinking water taps, are available throughout the trail. Accommodations might lose even some of the basic facilities as we move higher up in the trails of the Himalayas. Read more...

Trip Permit

To enter and trek the protected and restricted segments of Nepal, you will have to take special permits from the government of Nepal for the sole purpose of preserving the people and nature of these areas. Read more...

Altitude Sickness

Altitude sickness is one of the primary concerns while trekking in areas of higher altitude. You must be prepared and act quickly if the symptoms appear during the trek. Using some prevention techniques, you can slow down and minimize the symptoms of Altitude sickness up to some extent. Read More...

Physical condition and experience requirements

Different types and levels of trekking might require a certain minimum fitness level to accomplish. With the guides, you can make up for the segments of lacking experience of trekking. Nepal also offers a lot of different varieties of the trek which the trekkers of any age or physical condition can do. Selection of optimal trekking program is best for both parties. Read more...

Weather

Weather in the Higher Himalayas is always unpredictable. Regular monitoring and contact help us to be safe from any unforeseen change of weather in most cases. With the presence of a licensed guide, you can take correct destinations and make the most of the trek. Read more...


Reviews

5 - Excellent Based on 2 Review

2020

Joshua S
America


EBC trek 2020

My dad and I originally planned to hike solo to base camp. My dad is 65 and I was a bit worried about carrying all of our owb stuff and Read More ...
William-Zeng

Will Zeng


Happy and Satisfied

To Hom and Niraj , Thank you for an excellent and memoriable journey to the Everest Base camp .The itinerary was well planned and guide is very knowledge and attractive Read More ...
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