Everest Base Camp Trek

Trip Facts

  • Trip Duration: 15 Days
  • Trip Grade: Easy
  • Max Altitude: 5,545m
  • Min Altitude: 1360m
  • Walking per day: 6 hours
  • Accomodation: Tea House/Camping
  • Trek Nature: Trekking
  • Best Season: Feb-Nov
  • Group Size: 2+

Trip Overview

Home of the most famous of Nepal’s ethnic people, the Sherpas, and rich in magical vistas of the incredible Himalayan Mountains, Everest Base Camp Trek is one of the most popular trekking destinations in the world. The ultimate dream for many trekkers is to hike this unbelievable trail to Everest Base Camp.
Everest Base camp trek offers unlimited photographic opportunities for you to capture while walking through forests, small villages, and dry lands and lets you feel the Sherpa hospitality. and remember your experience upon your return home. You will see incredible views of Khumbu Glacier, Mt.Everest, Mt. Nuptse, Mt Pumari and many other snow-covered mountain peaks. Alpine scrub, Junipers, and Rhododendron flowers are only a few of the beautiful flora that can be seen on this trek. Mountain World Treks’ year of knowledge and expertise, have given 100% satisfied customers and has proven us to be your best choice for the trek to this enchanting area.

 

Outline Itinerary

  • 15 Days detailed itinerary for EBC trek.

  • Day 01:Arrive in Kathmandu (1330m)

    We will pick up you from the Kathmandu airport and transfer you to your hotel. The rest of the day is free time to explore Thamel.

  • Day 02:Fly to Lukla and Trek to Phakding (2,630m). 6.4 km,3-4 hours walking.

    Your guide will come to pick up you at your hotel and drive to Airport, scary, breathtaking, scenic 35 minutes flight to Lukla at 2840m. After making ready your bag pack to carry by the porter, you will start your trek to Chaurikharka village and make a descent towards the Dudhkosi Ghat (2,530m) and another hour trek to reach Phakding along the Dhudh kosi river and small village.

  • Day 03:Phakding to Namche Bazzar (3,440m), 10.5 Km. 6-7 hours walking.

    After the breakfast we continue our trek along the Dhudh Koshi river for 2-3 hours and we enter the Sagarmatha National Park. We check into the National Park and get stamps on our trekking permits. After one hour we cross the high bridge of Dhudh Koshi River and climb straight up to Namche through the pine forest. About 6-7 hours walking.

  • Day 04:Namche Bazzar (3,440m) Acclimatization day

    Acclimatization day, go higher sleep lower. so we do some hiking to acclimatize our body and same time you will visit the National Park headquarter office, museum, monastery and hike to Everest View Hotel for a superb Mt. Everest view. We will then return to Namche for the night.

  • Day 05:Namche to Tangboche (3,880m), 9.3 Km. 5 hours walking.

    The trekking trail is plain and en route the trail will descend slightly to Dudhkoshi at 3250m. And climb up to Tengboche. And the today’s view from the trekking will be incredible include Mount Everest. Tonight You will stay near by one of the teahouse where is the famous Tengboche Gompa, which has background of Ama Dablam, Mt. Everest and other peaks. 4-5 hours.

  • Day 06:Tengboche to Pheriche (4,240m), 9.5 Km. 5 hours walking.

    The trail slightly descents through lush forest in the beginning, then gradually climbs up to the valley’s highest year round settlement of Pangboche (3,860m). You will continue ascending in the afternoon through alpine meadows and yak herds, finally reach to pheriche. Approx 4-5 hrs.

  • Day 07:Pheriche (4,240m) Acclimatization day

    Go higher sleep lower, better to use this method to acclimatize your body .Today we will hike to the nearest hill from where you can have beautiful photo taking opportunities. There are up close views of Taweche, Ama Dablam, Cholatse, Island Peak and Thamserku, as well as Imja valley. Stay the night in Pheriche.

  • Day 08:Pheriche to Lobuche (4,910m),8.1km. 4-5 hours walking.

    We will walk along the river side which is from Khumbu glacier for 2 hours and we cross the frozen river and climb to the top of a small hill called Thukla. There are many monuments to Everest climbers along this route. From the Thukla hill, gradually ascent towards to Labuche and stay overnight at Tea house. Approx 4-5 hrs.

  • Day 09:Labuche to Gorakshep to Everest Base Camp (5,365m) 11.4 Km. 7 hours

    We will get an early start for our trek to Everest Base Camp.  After 2-3 hours hiking we reach Gorakshep (5190m) and this is your overnight stay place, check in the room leave your bags enjoy the hot foods and continue trek to Everest base camp (5365m) another 2 hours. From EBC, the view is one of the most spectacular anywhere in the World, after the few photographs you will return to the Gorakshep same route which takes about 1.5 hours.

  • Day 10:Hike to Kalapattar (5545m.) and back down to Pheriche(4240m), 15.9 km. 7-8 hours.

    Early morning hike to Kalapattar(1.9km) 2 hours, for sunrise view, which will be one of the best view from the EBC trip. After taking few snaps while you are on the top of kalapattar then back to Gorakshep for breakfast. Check out from the tea house and trek down to Pheriche for the night.

  • Day 11:Trek back to Namche Bazar (3440m,) 18Km. 8 hours.

    You will descend approx 800 m. all the down to Namche Bazzar same route and stay overnight at tea house, enjoy the hot shower and good food and have goodnight sleep. Its long walk but easier to gong down hill, at least you can breath.

  • Day 12:Trek back to Lukla (2840m.) 16.4 km. 7-8 hours.

    Namche to Lukla drop down 600m. And enjoy your last night at Himalaya.

  • Day 13:Lukla to kathmandu. 35 min scenic flight.

    Time to say bye bye to your porters and thanks them to carrying your bag pack. your guide will arrange the boarding pass and have another scenic flight back to Kathmandu. Free time, rest, eat, shower, drink and explore around.

  • Day 14:Free day in Kathmandu.

    This one extra day might be very useful some time if there is anything wrong on the trek can use this day for incase. if everything goes well as plan than you can do sightseeing tour in Kathmandu too. Shopping for friends and familes and get ready to fly back home next day.

  • Day 15:Departure, transfer to airport.

    Your guide will come to meet you at hotel and he will drop you the airport before 3 hours than your flight time for your onward destination.

Date & Cost

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Cost Included

 

  • Airport picks up and drops off  
  • An English speaking guide and porters
  • Domestic land and air transportation
  • All Accommodation include breakfast
  • 3 main course meals a day while trekking
  • Trekking permit and TIMS
  • A comprehensive medical kit
  • All government taxes and Tourist attraction fees
  • Mountain World Treks t-shirt and trekking map

 

 

Cost not Include

  • Flights To/From Nepal
  • Tourist Visa
  • Travel insurance
  • Meals while not on the trek
  • Personal expenses such as snacks, gear, drinks, Hot shower, wifi, laundry, phone calls, etc.
  • Any extra costs due to unforeseen circumstances
  • Tips to trekking staffs.

 

Equipment List

Packing List

Essential Items:

-Warm Jacket
-Waterproof jacket or poncho
-Mid-weight fleece or sweater
-2-3 Hiking shirts
-1-2 pair Hiking pants
-2-3 Non-hiking shirts
-1 Long-sleeve shirt
-1-2 Pairs non-hiking pants, shorts or skirts
-2-3 Pairs warm socks
-Warm hat
-Sun hat
-Long underwear (for high altitude)
-Gloves (for high altitude)
-Towel (preferably quick dry)
-Day pack
-Hiking shoes
-Sandals
-Sunglasses
-Water bladder or bottle
-Headlamp or flashlight
-Sun screen
-Lip balm
-Personal medications
-Camera

Non-Essential Items:
-Sleeping bag (can rent in Kathmandu)
-Trekking poles (can buy or rent in Kathmandu)
-Rain pants

Leaving items in Kathmandu:
You will be able to leave some of your non-valuable items at your hotel in Kathmandu when on the trek. You do not need to take everything trekking especially since there is a 12 kg limit that the porter will carry for you.

 

 

Before You Go

Nepal Visa Information
There are two ways to obtain a tourist visa for Nepal, either at a Nepalese Embassy before arriving or upon arrival at one of the many entry points.

Visa before arrival:
Visitors can visit their closest Nepalese Embassy to apply for a visa. Usually your visa can be approved the same day if it is not very busy. It is possible to fill out the application online before visiting the embassy to speed up the process.

Visa on arrival:
Visas are granted to visitors upon arrival in Nepal. The same process applies to arrival by air and land. Immigration offices can be found at Trivhuwan International Airport in Kathmandu and the following land crossings:
Kakarvitta, Jhapa (Eastern Nepal)
Birgunj, Parsa (Central Nepal)
Belahia Bhairahawa (Rupandehi, Western Nepal)
Jamunaha, Nepalgunj (Banke, Mid Western Nepal)
Mohana, Dhangadi (Kailali, Far Western Nepal)
Gadda Chouki, Mahendranagar (Kanchanpur, Far Western Nepal)
Kodari, Sindhupalchowk (Northern Border)

Visa fees:
US $25.00 or equivalent foreign currency for 15 Days Tourist Visa with multiple entry;
US $40.00 or equivalent foreign currency for 30 Days Tourist Visa with multiple entry;
US $100.00 or equivalent foreign currency for 100 days Tourist Visa with multiple entry.

Renewing your visa:
If you want to extend your visa, you can go to the Department of Immigration in Kathmandu. It usually only takes a few hours and you can fill out the application online beforehand to save time. The visa costs US $30 for 15 days and US $2 for every additional day.

What to bring:
-A copy of your application
-Passport
-A copy of your passport
-A passport size photo
-Cash

Terms and Conditions
This agreement applies between you (client) and Mountain Word Treks and Expeditions Pvt. Limited, the owner of this website. Upon booking a trip with us, you are agreeing to be bound to the following Terms and Conditions. Both parties agree to these Terms and Conditions to resolve any legal or other disputes that may arise during the trip.

Payment
Within one week of receiving your trip confirmation from us, a 25% deposit of the total cost of your trip is required. The rest of the cost can be paid upon arrival.

Cancellation by the Client
In the event of the need to cancel your trip, you must contact us as soon as possible. The date on which we receive your cancellation request will determine the cancellation charge.

If you cancel your trip 30 days or more before your departure, you will receive a full refund minus the bank’s service charge and the cost of cancelling services booked. Cancellations less than 30 days before your departure will result in loss of deposit and the cost of the services booked.

The Client is strongly advised to take out trip cancellation insurance at the time of making the booking.

Please note that no refunds will be made if you voluntarily leave a trip for any reason after the trip has begun. No refunds will be made for any accommodation, transport, sightseeing, meals or services not utilized.

Cancellation by the Company
Mountain World Treks reserves the right to cancel any trip prior to departure due to reasons beyond its control (i.e. natural disasters, flight cancellation, consequences of strikes, wars, riots, sickness, quarantine, government intervention, weather conditions). In such a case, Mountain World Treks will refund the trip price or you are entitled to take an alternative trip of the same value within one year of your scheduled departure.

Changes to Your Itinerary
If you wish to make a change to your itinerary please contact us as soon as possible. We will do our best to accommodate your requests. If the itinerary amendment is made within 30 days of the trip departure, there may be an additional cost depending upon our arrangements.

In the case that Mountain World Treks needs to make an alteration to your itinerary we will contact you as soon as possible to discuss alternatives. Sometimes unavoidable circumstances arise that are beyond our control such as flight delays, weather, natural disasters and road conditions that will alter the planned trip. We will work as quickly as we can to make new arrangements that please everyone. Mountain World Treks will not be responsible for the additional expenses incurred from such incidents.

Mountain World Treks does not accept any responsibility for costs incurred as a result of missed international flights, but would assist to make alternative arrangements wherever possible. Because domestic flights in Nepal can often be delayed, we highly advise you to allow extra days upon arrival to and departure from Nepal to avoid having to reschedule a flight.

Price Changes
Due to various external forces, we may need to adjust our costs. We reserve the right to revise pricing under any circumstances. We will notify you if any of your trip costs change.

Passport and Visa
All clients must have a valid passport with at least 6 months validity from return date.

It is your responsibility to ensure that you are in possession of the correct visas for the countries you are traveling to. Mountain World Treks cannot accept responsibility if you are refused entry to a country or places because you lack the correct visa documentation.

Travel Insurance
All clients must have a comprehensive travel insurance package. Your insurance must cover medical, personal accident, helicopter rescue, emergency evacuation, trip cancellation, loss and theft of baggage. Please see our travel insurance page for more information.

Risks and Liabilities
We are committed to providing the best services and take the necessary precautions so that your trip runs smoothly. However, many things are beyond our control.

Some of our trips may be unsuitable for clients due to age, mobility, pregnancy or physical or mental conditions. The client must notify us at the time of booking of any medical, physical or mental conditions which may affect their ability to participate in all aspects of the trip. Failure to notify Mountain World Treks of any such condition may result in trip cancellation and loss of fees.

We are not liable for providing and special facilities or requests of the client unless we have agreed to do so in writing.

Mountain World Treks would not be liable for any injury/health conditions/emotional or other conditions suffered by the client during the trip.

Communication
All communication, unless otherwise stated, should be sent to info@mountainworldtreks.com or be made by phone.

Updating Terms and Conditions
The Company reserves the right to update and amend these terms and conditions at anytime.

Travel Insurance
To join one of our trips you must have travel insurance. It is your responsibility to ensure that your insurance provides sufficient coverage appropriate for the activities included in the trip. We advice that your insurance covers the following:

Medical expenses
Helicopter rescue
Trip cancellation
Travel delays and missed departures
Loss and damage of baggage

Please print a copy of your insurance information and policy and bring it with you to Nepal.
Many of our past clients have used World Nomads as their travel insurance company.

 

Trip related question answer:-

1) How difficult is the Everest Base Camp Trek?
– EBC is not an easy trek. Most of the trek involves long rocky paths that go uphill and downhill and altitude sickness is main issue. People with weak legs and asthma should take caution. Your guide is the Man follow him.

2) How fit do I need to be for Trek to EBC?
– Fitness is required for trekking to Everest Base Camp, not be on pain make sure you have enough walking experience to enjoy the trek. Most of the days include 4-7 hours walking. Altitude is the biggest problem than fitness on the way to base camp. Going slowly is important to avoid sickness. Do read about useful info about trekking in Himalayas.

3) What if I am a solo traveler? Is there a supplemental for singles?
– No problem. Many of our customers are traveling solo. It may also be an option to join a small group or another solo traveler, let us know if this interest you. Yes, there is a supplemental cost if you are traveling alone, please contact us to find out more.

4) When should I go to Everest Base Camp Trek?
– Feb to May and Sep to Nov. For more information Click here Trekking seasons.

5) What kind of trekking gear do I need for Everest Base Camp Trek?
– Essential Items: -Warm Jacket -Waterproof jacket or poncho -Mid-weight fleece or sweater -2-3 Hiking shirts -1-2 pair Hiking pants -2-3 Non-hiking shirts -1 Long-sleeve shirt -1-2 Pairs non-hiking pants, shorts or skirts -2-3 Pairs warm socks -Warm hat -Sun hat -Long underwear (for high altitude) -Gloves (for high altitude) -Towel (preferably quick dry) -Day pack -Hiking shoes -Sandals -Sunglasses -Water bladder or bottle -Headlamp or flashlight -Sun screen -Lip balm -Personal medications -Camera Non-Essential Items: -Sleeping bag (can rent in Kathmandu) -Trekking poles (can buy or rent in Kathmandu) -Rain pants. For more information Contact us.

6) Do I need to purchase my own travel insurance for Everest Base Camp Trekking?
– To join one of our trips you must have travel insurance. It is your responsibility to ensure that your insurance provides sufficient coverage appropriate for the activities included in the trip. We advice that your insurance covers the following: Medical expenses Helicopter rescue Trip cancellation Travel delays and missed departures Loss and damage of baggage Please print a copy of your insurance information and policy and bring it with you to Nepal.

7) Will I get altitude sickness on the Trek?
– It is possible. It is hard to tell you now, how you will be affected by the altitude. It is usually only above 3000 meters when people start to feel symptoms. Please see our page on altitude sickness for detailed information.

8) Will I have access to the internet?
– Yes, some of the place you will be able to use Internet if there in not any technical probem. eg; Lukla, Namche Bazzar, Pheriche and Gorakshep.

9) Can I charge my camera batteries on the trek?
– Yes you can charge batteries but you’ll be charged by the hour and you’ll have to bring your own charger. Charges vary between 100 and 300 rupees per hour.

10) Will my mobile phone work on the EBC Trek?
– Cell phones work at most of the places on EBC trek, depending on your mobile provider. There are also phone services almost everywhere we go if you need to reach home.

11) What is the accommodation like on the trek?
– During the treks, we will be staying in local tea houses and they are nice and clean include big dining hall with big western menu. Some of the place you will get inside bathroom and most of the places is common bathroom.

12) Is the water and food safe?
– Drinking water for Nepali people from the tap is generally not safe to drink for tourists. Possible to buy Bottled water but we suggest to all clients to purify Tap water to drink or use boiled water to save money and environment. Tea and coffee are okay to drink. Yes, the food is safe in Nepal. And delicious!

13) What happens if I get sick or get hurt while trekking?
– Basically our guide will sort out the things what to do. If it is not too bad you may go down by walking, however in the event of an emergency there usually is access to a telephone line or satellite phone for an evacuation via helicopter. This is another reason to be sure you are covered with adequate travel insurance!

14) Who are the guides?
– Mountain World Treks hires guiding professionals with a love and passion for outdoor travel and adventure. Our guides have been with us for many years and know the trails well. They all speak English very well and know how to take good care of the clients. Please see our About Us page for more information on our guides.

15) Will I have to carry all of my own stuff on the Trek
– No, unless you request to. Our porters will carry up to 12kgs of weight for each trekker. All you need to carry are your essential items for the day. The porter fee is included in the price of your trip. We plan for 1 porter for 2 trekkers in accordance to the guidelines set out by the International Porter Protection Group. If you would like more weight to be carried, please let us know. In general 12kg is more than sufficient. If you dont find your answer in the section please feel free to Contact us.

16) More Information?
– Please contact us at : info@mountainworldtreks.com