Everest Base Camp Trek, Journey of lifetime provided iconic views of the Mount Everest and other Potent Himalayan peaks. Trek to Everest Base Camp is dramatic and most picturesque in the Nepalese Himalaya. Everest Base Camp trek best time of year is March, April and May and September, October, November and December.
Everest Base Camp Trek Highlights.
>Exciting mountain flight to Lukla Tenzing Hillary airstrip.
>Trekking through the river, valleys, forest, suspension bridges, Buddhist monasteries, and Sherpa villages.
>Panoramic views of the world’s highest peak and other snow capped peaks from Kala Pattar (5545 meters).
>Standing at base camp of Everest altitude of 5364 meters & explore closed view of Khumbu Icefall.
Everest Base Camp trek best time of year.
There are two discrete trekking season in Nepal. Everest Base Camp trek best time of year is March, April and May (pre-monsoon) and Late September, October, November and December (post Monsoon). However in early September and month of February also can be makes trekking to Everest Base Camp.
Everest Base Camp Trek is everyone's dream trekking holiday to base camp of Everest (8848 meters), the highest point on the planet. Everest Base Camp Trek also offers an opportunity to experience rich Sherpa culture in the foothills of Himalayas of Nepal en route to Base Camp. Trekkers can absorb the rich culture as they pass, such as prayer wheels in many colors, centuries old monasteries and of course the renowned Sherpa hospitality. Sumptuous mountain views are everywhere throughout the trek as the whole trail always is close to one of the mountains. High suspension bridges, steep climbs through pine and rhododendron forests, herds of Dzos (cross between a yak and a cow) and Yaks carrying loads and cheerful sherpa kids in the villages makes sure that there is never a dull day on the trek. All this guarantees to make Everest Base Camp Trek an adventure one can always cherish for the rest of their life.
Everest Base Camp Trekking Route
Everest Base Camp Trek starts with an exciting and panoramic flight into Lukla and starts following Dudh Koshi. Following the thunderous Dudh Koshi, the trek only gets better with each passing day. With every meter gained, the views get better and trail seems to get harder. The almost modern town of Namche (by Himalayan standards), placid Tengboche Monastery and other few settlements are on the way to Gorakshep, the final stop before Everest Base Camp. At 5100 meters, Gorakshep is the highest place to sleep in the Everest Base Camp Trek. One can trek to Everest Base Camp and to the highest point of trek, Kala Pattar from Gorakshep. Kala Pattar (5545 meters) offers views of Mount Everest (8848 meters), Lhotse (8516 meters), Pumo Ri (7161 meters), Thamserku (6623 meters), Kangtega (6782 meters) and one of the most beautiful peak, Ama Dablam (6812 meters). The view point of Kala Pattar (5545 meters), Everest Base Camp, Namche Bazaar (town) and a couple of suspension bridges at a considerable heights are main highlights of Everest Base Camp Trek.
Accommodation and Food availability in Everest Base Camp Hike
The Everest Base Camp trek is world famous trekking destination, one of the well constructed tea house, Lodges are available along the Everest Base Camp trekking route. Even high quality hotels are available en route to Everest trail, so luxuries trek to Everest Base Camp option is available. Hotels, Guest houses, Tea House prepare very nicely to provide hygienic food for trekkers. They provide fresh and hygienic food according clients order.
Best time to hike Everest Base Camp.
September to till mid December is the best time to trek in Nepal, September, October, November is the major trekking season in Nepal usually clear day with absolutely breathtaking views of the snowcapped peaks. Similarly March, April, May is another perfect time for trek to Everest Base Camp. Month of March, April and May in the Everest Base Camp covered by full of tents by Everest climbers. April May is the busy season for ascend Mount Everest. During this 12 days Everest base camp journey we will hikes Lukla to Everest Base Camp and back to Lukla is 122 kilometers. We will experience Rivers, forests, valleys, suspension bridges, Buddhist monasteries, Sherpa villages and exciting tall mountains makes Everest base camp trek more rewarding.
Everest Base Camp Trek short itinerary and Cost,
Day 01: Arrive in Kathmandu. (1338 meters)
Day 02: Sightseeing and Trek Preparation.
Day 03: Fly to Lukla (2810 meters) and trek to Phakding. (2610 meters)
Day 04: Trek to Namche Bazaar. (3440 meters)
Day 05: Acclimatization day at Namche Bazaar.
Day 06: Trek to Thyangboche. (3860 meters)
Day 07: Trek to Dingboche. (4220 meters)
Day 08: Acclimatization day at Dingboche.
Day 09: Trek to Lobuche. (4910 meters)
Day 10: Trek to Gorakshep. (5180 meters)
Day 11: Climb Kala Patter (5545 meters) and trek to Lobuche. (4900 meters)
Day 12: Trek to Thyangboche. (3860 meters)
Day 13: Trek to Monjo. (2835 meters)
Day 14: Trek to Lukla. (2810 meters)
Day 15: Fly back to Kathmandu.
Day 16: Free day at Kathmandu.
Day 17: Departure.
A representative from Visit Himalaya Treks with the company’s display board will greet you outside the arrival terminal and transfer you to your Hotel.
A Full day guided tour to several of historical and spiritual attractions enlisted under the World Heritage Sites. The trek leader will meet the group for a meeting and provide a detailed briefing on the trek. All the required information regarding the trek would be provided.
An early morning scenic flight to Lukla (35 minutes) is followed by a leisurely breakfast at Lukla. We meet up with our crew and after a brief introduction and a quick sorting of our daypack and the main bags, our adventure starts. The trail gradually drops into the Dudh Koshi Valley and passes through the lovely Sherpa villages of Chauri Kharka, Cheplung, then undulates through villages of Thado Koshi, Ghat, and finally arrives at Phakding. First views of Kusum Kanguru (6367 meters) can be viewed at Thado Koshi just before a small climb at Thado Koshi. During the day and in most of the other days on the trek, we follow the Dudh Koshi river and pass through couple of suspension bridges and several mani walls, mani stone, chorten, stupas and prayer flags with snow capped mountains in the background. (3 hours)
During the day, we follow the Dudh Koshi River and cross the river several times on the suspension bridges. Views of Thamserku (6623 meters) and the holy mountain Khumbila or Khumbu Yül-Lha (5761 meters) shows themselves for the first time as we trek through small villages of Tok Tok, Ghat, Benkar and Monjo. The trail keeps undulating for the whole morning and enters into the Sagarmatha National Park at Monjo. The path drops down to Jorsalle and steadily follows the river for a while until the start of steep climb with a dramatic suspension bridge (situated at more than 50 meters above the river) joining the two different valley. First glimpse of Everest (8848 meters) with the Lohtse face infront of it can be enjoyed on the midway of the climb through the pine forests, on the way to Namche Bazaar. This famous town in the lap of the Himalayas also offers the best views of the Kongde Range. (6 hours)
A walk to the twin village of Khunde (3840 meters) and Khumjung (3780 meters) through the Syangboche Airport (3720 meters) is considered as one of the interesting days of the trek. With the benefit of gain in altitude, this day trip also offers a chance to visit a hospital and school started by Sir Edmund Hillary himself. Breathtaking views of Mount Everest (8848 meters), Lohtse (8516 meters) and Ama Dablam (6812 meters) are also an added incentive for the day hike. (6 hours)
The trek continues on a well maintained path in the morning with towering mountains on almost every direction. After passing a couple of teahouses at Kyangjuma, the path starts to drop down to the river passing small teashops at the villages of Sanasa, Lausasa and finally reaches Phunki Tenga at the bottom of the valley. Yet another suspension bridge helps us to cross the river at Phunki Tenga and then an identical climb to Namche waits. The climb through a thin Rhododenron forests finally ends at Tengboche. Tengboche is famous for the Tengboche Monastery, the biggest and the most important monastery of the region. Tengboche also offers stunning panoramic views of Everest with the Lohtse face, Ama Dablam (6812 meters), Kangtega (6782 meters) and the Kongde Range. (6 hours)
The path drops down passing through some teahouses at Deboche and after a brief period on easy terrain, crosses the Dudh Koshi once again. A small ascend leads to Pangboche, the village with the oldest monastery of the region. The trek continues in the valley and passes small villages of Somare and Hortse. After Hortse, the path drops in and out of a valley and then a steady walk finally ends the day at Dingboche. At Dingboche, views of another snowcapped pinnacle adds to the already impressive list of mountains, as view of Island Peak (6189 meters), one of the most popular trekking peaks in Nepal, appears in the North. (5-6 hours)
A climb on the ridge of Nangkar Tshang for couple of hours or a hike to Chukkung further into the valley are the two options available at Dingboche for acclimatization. The climb on the ridge offers better views of the mountains and also a good couple of hundred meters gain in altitude. A leisurely lunch and a good rest can be enjoyed in the afternoon.
After a short climb, the tail continues to gradually ascend for the most part of the morning. After crossing a small river, the trail climbs to Thukla, followed by a steep climb that ends at the top of Thukla Pass (4830 meters). The pass is filled with memorials dedicated to the mountaineers perished in the mountains of Khumbu region and also provides serene views of the mountains responsible for those memorials. An easier walk in the afternoon ends the day at Lobuche. (6 hours)
An early start leads us into the undulating trail and into the Khumbu Glacier for a while. After getting out of the glacier, the path leads to Gorakhshep (5180 meters). After a brief stop and lunch, the trail again enters the Khumbu Glacier and undulates all the way up to Everest Base Camp. At Base Camp, one can enjoy the close up views of Nuptse (7861 meters), Pumori (7161 meters), Lingtren (6713 meters), Khumbutse (6636 meters), Changtse (7543 meters) and Lho La (6026 meters). We return to Gorakhshep through the same route on the glacier. (6-7 hours)
A steep climb to Kala Pattar (2 hours) is rewarded with the proper view of the southwest face of Everest. Kala Pattar (5545 meters) is also the highest point of the trek. After returning to Gorakhshep, we return to Lobuche via same route. (3 hours)
The trail consistently keeps losing height with every hour and enters into the different valley of Pheriche in the morning. The valley is left behind after a brief climb and once again, the trail descends and passes the villages of Hortse, Somare and Pangboche. After Hortse, the trek continues on the same path taken during the way up. The days trek ends at Thyangboche. (7-8 hours)
The return trek towards Lukla continues on the previously travelled route taken during the way up. On the way down from Namche, we take a last look at the Everest and merrily continue the trek down to river. The exit from the Sagarmatha National Park and a brief drop leads to the village of Monju and ends the days trek. (6-7 hours)
We trek back to Lukla via same route taken before and end the trek at Lukla. We also bid farewell to our support crew and formally end their trek for them as well. (6-7 hours)
A 25 minute flight to Kathmandu and transfer to Hotel, Rest and free day at Kathmandu.
A leisure day in Kathmandu which can extended into further more tours to Chitwan, Lumbini etc. (This is also spare day in case of cancellation of flights) (Overnight at Hotel. Breakfast included)
A representative from Visit Himalaya Treks Pvt. Ltd. will check your flight tickets and transfer you to the airport before two hours from your flight with a hope of seeing you again in the future.
Start Dates are your arrival date in Nepal and End Dates are the returning date from Nepal.
The set departure dates listed are specially quoted and specified for group joining option. Let us know if the set departure dates are not suitable for you- another dates which are suitable for you can certainly be added by us.
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Everest Base Camp solo trek
I am so thankful to Visit Himalaya Treks and Himal Tamang ( the founder ) for organizing my trip on very short notice. He responded to my emails promptly and made the trip possible. All the staff I met exceeded my expectations and I had the most excellent experience.
I had a friend who had trekked with Himal in the past and I truly valued her opinion and experience so I felt comfortable being a solo female traveller that I would be in good hands. I was so happy to support and book with a local company.
The night I arrived in Kathmandu, I was greeted by Raj, and my guide Ngima and together with the driver I was taken to my clean and comfortable hotel Aryatara Kathmandu Hotel. Getting picked up at the airport was very appreciated and made it easy and allowed me to meet Ngima before our trek began.
The very next morning I was picked up and the adventure began as we were off to the airport and flew to Lukla to begin our 12 day Everest Base Camp Trek. On arrival I met Sonam who would complete our group of three - me, Ngima as guide and Sonam as porter.
I had the most wonderful weather to base camp with clear skies that allowed me many chances to see Mount Everest along the way - but the early morning hours after base camp it started to snow non stop for over 24 hours so our descent was through 1 1/2 feet of snow but it was amazingly beautiful to see the area covered in snow and actually made it easier on my knees and hip to walk through the packed snow and not as many uneven steps. Ngima, Sonam and I enjoyed the winter wonderland and we did not let this change in weather dampen our spirit - however others were impacted by the snow by not getting further up or flights out so we were very lucky with the timing of the snow.
Along the way up and down - the tea houses that were chosen for us to stay at were more than I expected - although they were cold - I was prepared with my very highly rated sleeping bag and the clothing to keep me warm. The food at the tea houses was always very good and I really enjoyed the dal Bhat and momos .
Ngima made sure I was doing good along the way and was very knowledgeable about the area and pointed out the mountains and answered any questions I had . Very often Ngima and Sonam played Nepalese music so it was very enjoyable walking and listening as it added to the experience.
I love to take photos ( and so did Ngima) so it was easy to just ask to stop or pause whenever I wanted to take or have a photo taken - and since it was just us 3 - we were able to take the time to do fun photos during the trek.
I have so much respect for the hard work and job that Ngima and Sonam do and am forever thankful to have met these wonderful 2 young men that made my trip so very fulfilling. Ngima continues to take more courses to improve his guiding opportunities and Sonam works hard to support his young family so if you have the chance to request these men- you will be in such great hands .
What I also really appreciated from the company was that the internal flights to and from Lukla were taken care of for me- I was very happy with the tea house accommodations chosen for us , my meals and park fees were all taken care of so I could just enjoy my surroundings and accomplish getting to base camp and checking off another thing on my ‘live list’. Back in Kathmandu I also had asked Himal if it was possible to recommend a tour and he provided his driver Dalsur and a guide Mukta Ram Acharya for an incredible day of sightseeing in Kathmandu.
I also went for dinner that night and thank you to Himal for taking me to Bhojan Bhumi Restaurant for an incredible meal and Nepalese cultural experience. I went to Nepal to trek to Everest Base Camp and left the country with amazing new friends . Ngima surprised me by coming to the hotel to see me off at the airport - he told me that I came as a client but leave as family and I felt the same way.
Thank you to Himal,Raj, Dalsur, Mukta and much gratitude to Ngima and Sonam for an unforgettable journey. This company exceeded my expectations - I highly recommend Visit Himalaya Treks and will book with the company again in the future.Namaste!! December -2019.
The most adventurous and memorable trip ever! 17 Days Everest Base Camp Trek.
We are a couple who completed the Everest base camp trek. Before arriving in Nepal Himal was extremely attentive and detailed in his emailed responses. Upon our arrival, we visited Himal in his office and I'm glad we did so as he spoke about the whole itinerary and advised us on all the gear needed for the trip. We were accompanied the whole way from Kathmandu to Lukla where we met our beautiful guide Ram. The trek went smoothly, and our guide did everything in his ability to make our trip as comfortable and as stress-free as possible. Raj, Himals colleague was very helpful and caring upon our return, we then booked a three day trip to Chitwan national park which I suggest to anyone who has extra time. Any issues that arose were quickly resolved through personal messaging and emailing. We then ended our journey with a Nepalese style meal and traditional dancing from the courtesy of Raj. Overall, our trip would not have run smoothly and comfortably without Himal and Raj. They are a reliable and nurturing company that go above and beyond to ensure their customers are satisfied.
Thank you Himal and Raj, we are so grateful to have found you. November -2019
A life changing adventure!!! Everest Base Camp Trek.
We were incredibly fortunate to trek to Base Camp with Visit Himalaya Treks.
Himal, the owner of Visit Himalaya Treks, was in contact with us through every step of our planning phase; answering even our most benign questions. He gave great advice on Visas, travel insurance and hotels (we wanted to stay two additional days before the trek). Throughout our trek he and our guide kept our friends and family updated on our progress through Facebook posts. He made us feel like family from the moment we stepped into his office.
Our guide, Ngima, was extremely professional and incredibly experienced. He greeted us at the airport and his smile and adventurous, positive nature was immediately infectious! He also shared with us his journey to becoming a guide. Ngima solved every little ‘problem’ that arose on the trek (in the mountains nothing is certain) with skill and grace. We never had to worry about anything-we knew he had everything under control. He made sure we ate enough every day (key to avoiding AMS) and that we had a great time-even teaching us some card games!
If you’re adventurous and have a love for the outdoors Everest Base Camp will be one of the best things you’ll ever do. It takes a bit of planning and is not an easy Sunday stroll so you’ll want to be sure to book with a company that will assist you with the planning before, encourage and motivate you during and become your family after.
We were sad to say goodbye to Himal and Ngima and we’ll definitely go back to tackle another of the incredible Himalayan treks! April-2019.
Extremely helpful owner, attentive porter-guides, great trip!
From the moment we contacted Himal, he was incredibly responsive and helpful. His average response time for emails was probably about 5 minutes, and he was extremely patient with the plethora of questions we had as we decided which trek to do and how we wanted to go about doing it! Himal takes care of all of the pre-trek details (permits, flights, guides, timing, where to get gear, etc.) at a very reasonable price, no hidden fees. We decided to hire two porter-guides through his company (guides-in-training who are currently taking guiding and English classes and still carry luggage). Our porter-guides Aila and Nima were absolutely wonderful. They were extraordinarily attentive and cared about every detail of our comfort and safety. When some unexpected weather arose, they proved both knowledgable and flexible in coming up with a new plan. Overall, we were in very good hands and could not have asked for a better experience. Thanks for everything! February-2019.
Everest Base Camp Trek!
Loved how the details were well-taken care of in advance and there was open communication when changes came up. Our preferences were attended to and our guide was very professional... even going above and beyond what was required of him and our porters. It was all just what we needed to make it to our destination and back! Thank you, Visit Himalaya Treks! October 2018.
We always try to be flexible to design the trip itinerary for our client’s needs. However, if you are not convinced as our suggested itinerary then off-course you are always welcome to customize or change the trip itinerary.
Holiday should never be about making it to the final point quickly. Along your trek, we can add days at your request with additional costs to cover guides, porters, accommodation, and food.
An average physical fitness should be maintained prior to booking a trek. Any sort of illness or recent medical problems should be mentioned while booking a trip. Most of our itineraries are prepared to give you maximum time to acclimatize and pace-setting on the treks would be done according to your convenience. If you are having regular medication then tell us before the trip started which would be better for us to give you the physical feedback.
Our main concern is your safety. We never compromised on your safety during the Trekking and all our guides are properly trained and well equipped to take care of our client's safety even in remote areas as well.
There would be always back support in case of an emergency situation like severe high-altitude sickness or accident (which is least expected), you will be sent to the nearest hospital, if possible, otherwise rescued by a helicopter and sent you to the hospital as soon as possible. Since you are entirely liable for all the expenses incurred for the use of such emergency services, please make sure that your travel insurance covers both- medical and emergency evacuation costs.
It is not a problem at all because in a mountain most of the tea houses/lodges serve vegetarian food as well and our guide will take care at the time of cooking and on a camping trek, our cook and staffs will care all about the food section.
Most of the lodges in the mountains are basic like a guest house or tea house style. In a few major settlements Lodges are upgraded, where are the possibilities we provide you with the best accommodation! Also, it depends upon the service packages.
Lately, most of the teahouses have electricity supply even with solar panels. So, charging your gadgets is not a problem at all. But charging your battery you should have to pay an additional fee (US$ 1 to 3 approx. per hour.), in order to get your gadgets to be charged.
Now a day’s most of the major village has a cell phone network connection. However, in a remote area where cell phone does not work, and even if there is not any other communication access then we send satellite phone along with our guide so you can easily be in touch with your family.
Yes, either you can store at the same hotel as you stayed or we can store your goods with us safely in our office free of cost.
The luggage must not exceed up to 20 kilograms. A trekking helper (porter) carries the baggage of fewer than 20 kilograms. This bag can be received at the end of each day’s trek and you should carry the rest of the weight as a day bag with all your money and valuables inside it.
This is a difficult thing to gauge. We have seen everything from USD 25 to USD 900 per person for guides and porters. Tipping is not required, but a small gesture of thanks to your guides and local porters. The level of the tip should reflect the level of satisfaction from and personal involvement with your guide. However, we recommend you to spend a minimum of 10% of your total trip cost for tipping the entire local staff.