Everest Base Camp Trek

Duration: 12 Days   |   Based on 3 Reviews   |   Trip Photos  |   Trip Map
  • Destination: Nepal
  • Trip Difficulty: Moderate
  • Transport: Private Vehicle / Aeroplane
  • Food: Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner
  • Accommodation: Lodge to lodge
  • Max Elevation: 5545m

Ever since Tenzing Norgay Sherpa and Sir Edmund Hillary summited Mt. Everest in May 1953, Everest Base Camp has been the most popular trekking destination in Nepal. Widely known as "The Steps to Heaven", the trail of Everest Base Camp got the global recognition for the marvelous and enticing Himalayan insights and the Sherpa valleys through which the trek goes.

The trek to Everest Base Camp embarks with a breathtaking flight from Kathmandu to the tiny airstrip of Lukla. Heading above the Dudh Koshi River crossing two suspension bridges, you reach to Sagarmatha National Park, the UNESCO listed natural heritage site. Various rare floras and faunas such as blue pines, firs, rhododendron, Himalayan monal, blood pheasant and musk deer can be seen in the national park. Sherpa cultural attraction is one of the finest attractions linked with the breathtaking Everest region. Namche Bazaar, Khumjung and Tengboche are some of the culturally significant Sherpa villages, including Buddhist Monastery, Chhortens, Mani Walls and bustling settlements.

Through the trail with glacial moraine, your journey reaches to the Everest Base Camp and Kalapatthar that offer the sublime experience in the Everest region of Nepal. The stunning sunrise view of Mt. Everest from Kalapatthar is one thing in particular that you will remain in your memory for the rest of your life. Furthermore, the sensational views of the snow-capped mountains all around makes the trek immensely gratifying. Although trekking can be possible all year round, March to May and September to December are the best times to visit Everest Base Camp.

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Everest is not just a mountain and the journey to its base camp is more than just a trek. So, come and explore it with Marvel Adventure. We organise this trek with a very well-designed itinerary, professional guides and all other essential arrangements. We’d be glad to help you get on board a trip that could well be a story you could pass down to the generations to come.

Highlights

  • Scenic flight from Kathmandu to Lukla
  • Spectacular view of Himalayas from Everest View Hotel, the highest placed hotel in the world
  • An insight into the lives of the Sherpas
  • Exploring Tengboche Monastery
  • Sunrise view from Kalapatthar
  • Remarkable views of Khumbu Glacier and Ice Fall

Day to Day Itinerary

  • Day 1 Fly to Tenzing Hillary Airport at Lukla (2800m) and Trek to Phakding (2610m)
    Early morning flight to tiny airstrip of Lukla. Once we reach there, you will have quick breakfast. Then we will proceed towards Phakding which is slightly downhill from Lukla, so it will be comparatively easier day in your trek. Overnight at lodge in Phakding.
    • Day 2 Trek to Namche (3440m)
      It will be interesting day of your trek starting along the banks of Dudhkoshi River which you will have to cross back and forth through 5 suspension bridges. The 5th one will be even more interesting as it is world's 123rd tallest bridge. After walking for about 3 hours we will enter Sagarmatha National Park which was established in 1976. Later it was listed in World Heritage Site. After that you will walk steep uphill to Namche. Overnight at lodge in Namche.
      • Day 3 Acclimatization Day at Namche
        You will have a day hike to National Park Headquarter where there is perfect view point for several beautiful mountains including Mt.Everest and observe a museum as well. Then we will walk to Hotel Everest View (3880m) where you can enjoy glorious mountain views. Then we will walk down to twin village, Khumjung and Khunde (3700m) and back to Namche by lunch time. Overnight at lodge in Namche.
        • Day 4 Trek to Tengboche (3874m)
          After a rest day in Namche, we trek all the way to Tengboche. Its going to be around 5 hours walk. Tengboche is a small village with few hotels and the biggest monastery of the Khumbu region. Furthermore, you can also have a close view of Mt.Amadabalam (6853m) which is one of the most beautiful mountains of that region. Overnight at lodge in Tengboche.
          • Day 5 Trek to Dingboche (4400m)
            Trek goes slightly downhill for about an hour till you cross a wooden bridge. Then you will have to walk uphill to Pangboche (A big Sherpa Village) and head towards Somare just above 4000m which will be the lunch spot. As you walk above 4000m there will be no more vegetation. Trek continues up to Dingboche, where we will stay overnight in lodge.
            • Day 6 Acclimatization Day at Dingboche
              You will have an interesting day hike to Nagarjuna hill (5100m) which is straight up from Dingboche. You will have stunning view of mountains around. Then you will walk down to Dingboche, have lunch and you will get easy and free time till dinner. Overnight at lodge in Dingboche.
              • Day 7 Trek to Lobuche (4940m)
                Trail slightly begins with gentle walk till Thukla (4600m) where you can enjoy tea break or even lunch as there is no possibility in between Thukla and Lobuche. Then it will be a sharp climb to Thukla pass (4800m). It's a place of memorial of great climbers from around the globe who lost their life during Everest expedition. Overnight at lodge in Lobuche.
                • Day 8 Trek to Gorakshep (5180) and Everest Base Camp (5364m)
                  It is going to be interesting day as you are going to achieve your desired goal. Gorakshep is the last place where we can get lodging and fooding. So we will drop our bags in the hotel rooms, have quick lunch and walk to Everest Base Camp. We will be returning back to Gorakshep to spend a night.
                  • Day 9 Hike to Kalapatthar (5545m) and trek down to Pheriche (4200m)
                    Wake up early morning and climb to Kalapatthar, catch the perfect sunrise view of Everest, then walk back to Gorakshep. Have breakfast and trek down to Pheriche. Stay overnight at lodge in Pheriche.
                    • Day 10 Walk back to Namche
                      We will head back towards Namche, the vibrant Sherpa town. Here you can buy souvenirs, tokens and many more. You can relax and enjoy the views as it provides a lot of options for refreshment. Overnight at lodge in Namche.
                      • Day 11 Trek down to Lukla
                        An early breakfast in Namche is followed by a downhill hike to Lukla. Retracing our path, we will walk down to Lukla which will take around 7 hours. On reaching Lukla, you can celebrate the completion of the trek. Overnight at lodge in Lukla.
                        • Day 12 Fly Back to Kathmandu
                          We will fly back to Kathmandu in the early morning. On your flight back to Kathmandu you can have breathtaking views of the mountains, rivers, forests and many more.Upon your arrival in Kathmandu, you will be transferred to hotel by a private vehicle. You can use the remaining time strolling around this vibrant city. Overnight at hotel in Kathmandu.

                          What to Expect

                          • All Domestic flights and airport tax as listed in the itinerary
                          • Standard meals (breakfast, lunch and dinner) during the trek
                          • Government license holder guide 
                          • Stong and helpful porter with proper equipments (1 porter for 2 people)
                          • Salary,food,accommodation and insurance for guide and porters
                          • Tea house/lodge accommodation during the trek
                          •  TIMS (Trekking Information Management System) card
                          • Sagarmatha National Park entry permit
                          • Comprehensive first aid kit
                          • Government taxes and official expenses
                          • International airfare and taxes
                          • Nepal entry visa fee
                          • Your Travel Insurance (compulsory)
                          • Lunch and dinner whilst in Kathmandu
                          • Entrance fee in the heritage sites during city tour.
                          • All the expenses of personal nature
                          • Any kind of drinks and desserts during the trek
                          • Tips to guide and porter (Tipping is expected)

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                          Useful Information

                          1. Insurance

                          Travel insurance is mandatory for all clients undertaking any trip. It should provide adequate security for the full duration of the tour to cover personal injury, medical expenses, repatriation expenses, helicopter rescue and loss of luggage. Make sure that your insurance policy covers up to 2500-5000 meters of altitude.

                          2. Packing List

                          • Sunglasses
                          • Sun-Cream and Lip Balm with high SPF
                          • Hat/Cap
                          • T-shirt, Vests and Shirt
                          • Fleece/Sweater
                          • Fleece Jacket
                          • Down Jacket
                          • Waterproof Jacket and Trousers
                          • Warm Gloves
                          • Hiking Boots
                          • 3-4 pairs of socks
                          • Day pack (30-40 liters)
                          • Torch light
                          • Water bottle (Minimum 2 liters)
                          • Small Hand Towel
                          • Sleeping Bag for up to -15 Degree Celsius

                          3. Guide and Porter

                          We provide experienced, knowledgeable and honest guide with good communication skills in English language to make your trip wonderful. The guide will provide all the information about the mountains, different histories, cultures, traditions and many more. We will provide 1 porter for 2 people. The porters are helpful as well as strong and will carry a maximum of 25 kgs combined. After giving the best services along with the hard works up in the mountains, guides and porters expect some tips from your side. Tipping culture is very common in tourism sector.

                          4. Altitude Sickness

                          Altitude sickness, also known as Acute Mountain Sickness (AMS), is a pathological effect of high altitude on humans, caused by acute exposure to low partial pressure of oxygen at high altitude. It commonly occurs above 3000 meters. It presents as a collection of nonspecific symptoms, acquired at high altitude or in low air pressure, resembling a case of "flu, carbon monoxide poisoning, or a hangover". However, most people can ascend to 3000 meters without difficulty.

                          Primary Symptoms of Altitude Sickness:

                          • Lack of appetite, nausea, or vomiting
                          • Fatigue or weakness
                          • Dizziness or lightheadedness
                          • Swelling of hands, feet, and face
                          • Insomnia
                          • Shortness of breath upon exertion
                          • Nosebleed
                          • Persistent rapid pulse
                          • Drowsiness
                          • General malaise

                          Prevention:

                          Ascending slowly is the best way to avoid altitude sickness. Avoiding strenuous activity such as skiing, hiking, etc. in the first 24 hours at high altitude reduces the symptoms of AMS. Alcohol and sleeping pills are respiratory depressants, and thus slow down the acclimatization process and should be avoided. Alcohol also tends to cause dehydration and exacerbates AMS. Thus, Marvel Adventure strictly suggests avoiding alcohol consumption in the first 24–48 hours at a higher altitude.

                          Guides and porters from Marvel Adventure are very much familiar with this problem due to their experience. All of them are trained with basic medical trainings and hence they definitely can help you.

                          Testimonials

                          • Ryan Pellett
                            Ryan Pellett, New Zealand

                            Marvelous Trek to EBC with Nir and team.

                            The EBC trek is simply amazing and a must do if you are anywhere near Nepal. It has everything you want. Lush green valley's around Lukla, Monjo and Phakding. Epic hikes up endless steep trails to Namche, Tengboche and Tukla Pass. Beautiful alpine desolation and moonscape vistas with jaw dropping views of Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse, and more. History bursting out of every stop, twist and turn along the way. A standout of many standouts is Ama Dablam which follows you like a sentinel overlooking your progress in the middle portion of the trek. It's a special mountain in a special part of the world and Nir and his team are the people to see it with. We had Nir and Ram on our trek and they were perfect. Friendly, happy, helpful, knowledgeable people to spend 2 weeks with in the mountains. They took care of everything we needed but gave us the freedom to do things at our own pace as well.Even if you're not super fit, you can do this trek. We saw people from 7 to 87 doing this trek. The tea house accommodation and guides make it easy enough so that all you really need is the determination to get there. One step at a time.

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                            Grace King, United Kingdom

                            Amazing everest base camp trek

                            Hannah and I had an amazing time trekking to Everest Base Camp with Nir, everything was organised and arranged for us and we were made to feel very well looked after! It was great to have such a knowledgable guide. Nir made sure that we all walked at a steady pace and didn't tire ourselves out too quickly. We also got to see some spectacular sights of Kathmandu during our visit, we were able to pack so many new experiences in to just two weeks I would highly recommend Nir as a guide, we had a wonderful trip!

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                            Johan B, Belgium

                            EBC-Trek in monsoon

                            I have just completed the Everest Basecamp with Marvel Adventure and Nir and it was nothing but awesome! I’ve enjoyed every minute of the trek and could advise anyone to do it, even in Monsoon! Up near the camp we have had beautiful scenery of the Himalayan peaks and there were almost no tourists on the way to the top during this season! Nir is very knowledgable and experienced, he pays attention and gives advice on what to eat and what not, when and where to rest and acclimatize - he even made sure we could watch most of the worldcup games!Thank you Nir for a very good trip and the (marvel) adventure of a lifetime! 

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