There's nothing heavenly than being close to nature and surrounded by mountains. On top, multiple days hike on the rugged landscape, diverse vegetation, and companions makes the tour special. Such a wonder of nature is Mount Everest in Nepal. Everest Base Camp trekking is one of the best high-altitude trekking in the world, and it gives us a chance to be close to feel the elegance of the world’s tallest mountains.
It was a beyond belief act by Tenzing Norgay and Edmund Hilary in 1953 to successfully summit Everest. That expedition became history, and it changed the fortune of Khumbu forever. Since then, Everest Base Camp trekking and Everest expeditions have been popular high altitude adventures. Those who can climb choose expeditions. Those who want to behold Everest from the close point opt for the standard 12 days Everest Base Camp Trek.
Every Spring and Autumn, around 40,000 trekkers, guides, and porters scale the Everest Base Camp Trek route. It is a staggering number of travellers compared to other prominent trekking destinations in Nepal. So, what makes the Everest Base Camp Trek and Khumbu a bucket list for every travel enthusiast?
It's an ideal place for mountaineering activities. Four of fourteen world's highest peaks are visible from Everest Base Camp. Countless mountains, peaks, glaciers, icefalls, and ridges are visible from the Everest trek route. Also, trekking to Gokyo valley, Gokyo Ri, gives the eternal joy of the Everest region. For trekkers, they can scale every corner to Kala Patthar on foot. Also, we offer you 6000 metres of peak climbing packages. You can complete the Everest Base Camp trek first and then climb Island Peak, Mera Peak, and several other peaks.
Everest base camp trekking for 12 days is to sightsee the majestic mountains. Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse, Cho Oyu, Ama Dablam, and Makalu are the best and most visible throughout the Everest trekking trail. While viewing from the Kala Patthar and Gokyo Ri viewpoints, these mountains look spectacular. Pumori, Lobuche, and Khombu Tse are also utter elegant mountains. Besides, the glacial lakes like Chola Tsho, Gokyo Lakes, and pristine Dudh Koshi stream are majestic. The two giant peaks of Khumbu, Khumbila, and Tawoche, are best when viewed from Namche Bazar. These aesthetic landscapes are once in a lifetime. Thus, these elegant landscapes lure thousands of trekkers and climbers.
Our 12-day standard Everest Base Camp trekking starts with a scenic flight to Lukla from Kathmandu. Also, if you want a helicopter flight to Lukla instead of regular flights, we can arrange it for you. But, you have to inform us before joining the group. After breakfast at Lukla, we'll start our day hike to Phakding. We'll hike through the beautiful settlements, cross suspension bridges, walk along with lush forests, etc.
On the next day, we'll hike to Jorsalle for lunch and climb to Namche Bazar for two hours. The highest suspension bridge over the Dudh Koshi river gives you a thrill. We'll stay at Namche Bazar for another day acclimatising. We'll hike to the Everest View Hotel at 3880 metres, from where you'll get the first glances of Everest, Nuptse, Lhotse, Ama Dablam, etc.
To continue walking, we'll hike to Tengboche, Dingboche, and Thugla. We'll acclimatise at Thugla for the remaining day as it is only 2 hours from Dingboche. For the next day, we'll hike to Lobuche. From here, you'll get the actual glimpses of all the prominent peaks of Khumbu. Lobuche also hosts a memorial burial for deceased Everest climbers who never made it to the summit or base camp on return.
We'll reach Gorak Shep and hike down to Everest Base Camp from Lobuche for four hours. The mesmerising view of Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse, and Ama Dablam makes the day hike tireless. Here, we'll walk on snow and rocky terrain. The pure joy of walking over the Himalayan terrain makes you celebrate this feat. For the next day's sunrise sightseeing, we'll hike to Kala Patthar's viewpoint from Gorak Shep. We'll start an early morning hike to see the glittering sun pouring over the majestic mountains. The mountains at early sunrise are the best thing to witness. Words can't describe every moment of your Everest Base Camp trekking.
Everest Base Camp trek is tea house-based trekking. We'll stay at the best available lodges for 9 days of Everest trekking. We'll make your accommodation at the best tea houses throughout this trek. But, the internet, hot water, and hot shower are exclusive to the Everest Base Camp trekking package. During mid-Everest trekking season, you may have to share the room on twin sharing basis. The food items will be less luxurious as we climb above 4,500 metres. So, there will be a handful of items on the menu to select. You can order Pizza, Noodles Soup, Dal Bhat, and many other meals. Inform our tour manager beforehand if you have allergies to any food items or want to include some diet on your meals.
In Kathmandu, you'll get a three-star hotel for accommodation. Here, you can demand the luxury service you want.
World Expedition Nepal focuses on and promotes trekking and peak climbing in Nepal. We have been providing tour services since 2017 by registered and licensed under Nepal Government. In the Everest trekking, we'll make sure that you'll have complete joy alongside the adventure of high-altitude trekking.
Our professional and experienced guides will ensure your utmost comfort and safety on Everest Base Camp trekking. We'll make this tour an unforgettable experience for you. Also, the health and safety of our clients is our primary motto. Our guides for Everest trekking have mountain skills certification. They come with expertise in mountain medicine, first aid, and rescue operations.
Join World Expedition Nepal for our fixed departures for the Everest Base Camp trek this Autumn.
On the first day, when you arrive at Tribhuvan International Airport, your travel agency's representative will greet you. You will go to your hotel and settle down.
Your agency will give you the details about your trek. You can rest and prepare for your Everest Base Camp trek.
Once you are prepared, you can explore a few places in the Kathmandu valley if you have some free time.
You will board a flight to Lukla airport on your second day. Lukla is that village where you will start your trek journey.
Once you land at Lukla airport, you will meet our professional guide and a porter. They will lead your way to Phakding. Phakding is around 6.2km away from Lukla. You can get there in around a 4-5 hours trek.
You will reside in a beautiful teahouse where you will enjoy food and rest.
On the way to Namche from Phakding, you will pass through two more beautiful villages, Monjo and Jorsale.
Namche Bazar is around 7.5 KM away from Phakding. In 5-6 hours, you will get your first glimpse of Mount Everest.
You will enjoy the spectacular beauty of landscapes and villages.
You will settle down in a comfortable teahouse and take a rest from your trek for a day.
Once you are above 2500m above sea level, you can get altitude sickness. So, on the fourth day, before starting the genuine trek expedition, you must allow your body to get used to the altitude.
You stay for a day and explore this beautiful and exotic Sherpa city, Namche Bazar. It is the wealthiest city in the whole country.
You can interact with people or take a stroll/hike around the area. You will enjoy the view of the Himalayas from this village.
Be energetic and let your body acclimatize to that region.
The fifth day is trek day again.
You will start your trail from Namche Bazar. You can enjoy the magnificent views on the way.
Tengboche Monastery is the main attraction point of the Tengboche village. Flying prayer flags and moving prayer wheels will captivate you for a while. You can even offer butter lamps while you are here.
This 5-6 hours trek from Namche to Tengboche also offers a panoramic view of the Himalayas.
You will have your food and take accommodation in a lovely teahouse there.
After staying a night in Tengboche, you will go to Dingboche village. This village is probably the last Sherpa village in this trek expedition.
About 12 KM away, it will take around 4-5 hours to reach this village with a remarkable view of the mountains.
Once you reach here, you can take a rest and interact with locals or simply gaze at the majestic view that will make your heart skip a beat every time.
You will stay at a teahouse and retire for a day.
Dingboche is already at an elevation of around 4,400m above sea level. It means you are ascending the altitude higher and higher.
So, on your seventh day, it is better to take a rest and acclimatize. You will spend your day allowing your body to adjust to the altitude. This process reduces altitude sickness.
Just take a chill pill and prepare for another day and higher altitude.
This charming village has a nunnery run by Tengboche Monastery. You can visit and observe the life of monks there.
Since Dingboche is a social hub, you can spend quality time and make memories in this village.
Once you leave Dingboche on your eighth day, you will trek to the small settlement area near Everest called Lobuche.
To arrive at Lobuche, you will pass by an exotic Dugla Valley. The trail is full of beautiful views of the Himalayas height of more than 7000m.
Lobuche, sharing the name of nearby peaks, isn't that pleasant a place as it has a stone hut for lodging. But the beautiful and splendid surrounding makes it unique.
You will get basic lodging and food service here. You will retire here and rest here after your 4-5 hour trek of the day.
Finally, on your ninth day, you will reach the original base camp for Mount Everest. It takes around 3 hours to reach Gorakshep from Lobuche.
At the height of 5,200m, this camp side is not inhabited mostly. This place is the final stop for Everest. You should be careful about your health at this point.
On arriving at Gorakshep, you will rest for a while and prepare for the Kalapatthar. You will hike to Kalapatthar and enjoy the most spectacular and closest view of Everest from here.
The close-up view from here is very breathtaking and worth it.
Whether you want to go to the Everest Base Camp or not, where mountaineers are preparing to ascend the highest peak, is your decision.
So, you may want to descend back to the Gorakshep and spend your night after that enjoying your time in Kalapatthar.
On your tenth day, you can have breakfast on Gorakshep and start your journey of descending.
You will walk down to the Pheriche on this day. It takes around 7-8 hours to climb down to Pheriche.
You will find here a hospital invested in preventing altitude-related problems. You can get yourself treated here if you think you might have some health issue because of altitude.
You will take accommodation in a teahouse. You will have food and stay the night.
The eleventh day is to return to Namche Bazar from Pheriche. It takes around 6-7 hours to climb down from this village to the beautiful Namche Bazar.
You can celebrate your successful trek here in the pubs of the Namche streets. You may even trek yourself with luxury and good food.
After your remarkable trek journey, you will leave Namche Bazar on your twelfth day.
You will trek for 5-6 hours to reach Lukla. Lukla is a small village, and you will spend your night here.
An affordable teahouse is suitable for the last night in the Everest region. You can take a stroll around the streets and enjoy the beautiful view of the airport.
You will board a flight to Kathmandu from Lukla on your thirteenth day.
It will take 30-40 minutes to arrive in Kathmandu valley. You will go to your hotel from the airport.
You can explore Kathmandu city and buy souvenirs.
You can retire to your hotel room after dinner.
On the last day, you will visit the Tribhuwan International Airport with your travel agency's representative.
You can decide to stay in Nepal for a few more days. If not, you can board the plane and officially end your stay in Nepal.
We have up to 100 % success rate for our Everest treks.
To prepare for a strenuous trek you should begin training at least two to three months before your departure. As a guideline, an hour of aerobic exercise three to four times per week would be considered a minimum requirement. The best preparation is bushwalking involving relatively steep ascents and descents. If you can manage a couple of valley floor to ridgeline ascents per comfortable and able to enjoy the trek to the fullest. They are physically strong, sharp-witted and have an incredibly positive attitude towards a life that we would consider extremely tough. There is something about a trek in the Himalaya that draws you back time and time again. For keen walkers it is a paradise and even avowed non-walkers find that one foot just seems to follow the other, drawn by the appeal of what lies beyond.
Yes Someone come to pick you up from airport to hotel
In Kathmandu we will provide you 3* category hotel and in mountain a normal Tea house/ Lodge
About deposit amount depends on you, if possible you reserve your trip now and pay your deposit amount 20% later
Yes it is possible to get separate rooms in Kathmandu; it cost around $40 per night.
Our departure is guaranteed even if you are alone.
Remaining balance you can pay upon your arrival in Kathmandu. We accept Visa card, MasterCard, and cash.
Most teahouses (lodges) in Everest Base Camp trails cook a delicious range of mostly vegetarian dish. Pasta, tuna bakes, noodles, potatoes, eggs, daalbhat(rice and lentils), bread, soup, fresh vegetables (variety depends on the season) and even some desserts like apple pies, pancakes, and some interesting attempts at custard. You will find a lot of garlic on the menu because it assists with acclimatization – eat some every day. In many larger villages you may find some meat items on the menu.
YES, the food is very safe during the trekking and we recommend you to eat the vegetarian and local food. Please follow the suggestion of our guide while trekking.
Bottled water is easily available at the lodges and tea houses. You can buy bottled water at the cost of USD 2 at lower elevations to USD 4 to higher elevation per liter. You can also drink the normal tap or spring water if you bring the purifying aid with you.
In Kathmandu we use all kind of transportation like Car/ Van/Bus with A/C
For domestic flights (Kathmandu - Lukla - Kathmandu), we use Tara Air and Goma Air.
February, March, April, May,/ October, November, December are the best time to do Everest base camp trek.
During springtime, the average temperature is 17 degrees C with a maximum of 25 degrees C during sunny days and a minimum of -15 degrees C in the morning and at night for areas above 4000 meters.
The maximum temperature during the monsoon season averages 25 degrees C during sunny days with a minimum -15 degrees C in the morning and night at areas above 4000 meters. The average temperature tends to hover around a comfortable 18 degrees C.
The average temperature during the fall is 15 degrees C with a maximum temperature of 20 degrees C during sunny days and a minimum of -10 degrees C in the morning and at night, for areas above 4000 meters altitude.
problem at all because the lodges mostly serve vegetarian meals. We always recommend our clients to eat vegetarian meals to avoid the food poisoning, eating heavy meals and non- vegetarian meals at the high altitude which is not really safe for stomach.
Yes, they all have received 45-day training from the Hotel Management and Tourism Center in Nepal. The guides have also received high altitude first aid training from KEEP (Kathmandu Environmental Education Project) and NMA.
Our guides are well trained for the high altitude problems and first aid. They always carry the first aid kit bag during the trek. However we still recommend you to bring your personal first aid kit as well. All our guides carry the local mobile phones and SAT phones for the emergency.
Total distance of the entire trek is about 75 miles.
Yes, you do need to book your International flights.
These facilities will be available in most of the places in your hotel reception by paying some service charges
There are telephones in some villages along the trekking routes from which you can make international calls. All our guides are equipped with the local mobile phone. You may wish to pass the number of our guide to your family for the callback or you can make a call from the guide’s mobile and pay him directly for the international call too.
No while trekking you need cash. Please change your currency in local Nepali Rupees before you start your journey.
It depends on your spending habits. Generally, in Kathmandu, you can allocate USD 10 to USD 15 for a lunch and a dinner. USD 15 to USD 18 per person a day will be enough to buy bottles of water, chocolates, pay for the hot shower and a few drinks during the trekking.
This is a difficult thing to gauge. We recommend you to spend minimum 10% of your total trip cost for tipping entire local staffs, the ratio of tipping guide and porter will be given to you at the pre-trip meeting in Kathmandu before starting the trek.
Along your trek we can add days at your request with additional costs to cover guides, porters, accommodation and food expenses.
Whilst on the trek, our porter will take care of your luggage. All you need to carry is your small day bag for your personal belongings like camera, water bottle, sun cream etc only.
The hotel in Kathmandu does provide the free storage services. So you can leave all your items that are not required for the trekking at your hotel.
YES, you can obtain the visa easily upon your arrival at Tribhuwan International Airport in Kathmandu. Tourist Visa with Multiple Entry for 30 days can be obtained by paying US $ 40 or equivalent foreign currency. Similarly, Tourist Visa with Multiple Entry for 90 days can be obtained by paying US $ 100. Please bring 2 copies of passport size photos while applying for visa.
Down payment: 20% of total payment is required to confirm the reservation. And 100% for domestic flight fare
Rest amount can be paid in our office after your arrival.
Arrival Point: You will be met at the Kathmandu international airport. Our office representative will be waiting for you holding play card of theWorld Expedition Nepal . In case if you change your plan, please inform us.
Normally we have two people in a room. Twin bed or single bed depends on the choice of guests and budget. If tourists want single room, he/she should pay single supplementary.
Our trekking guide will lead the whole trip with his/her helpers and porters.
USD, AUD, EURO are major acceptable currencies in Nepal and visa and credit cards also accepted. There is ATM facility in city area.
Altitude sickness will start from 3000 meter height. Trekkers should immediately inform trekking guide if faced any problems.
Trekkers to Everest region will of course see the Mount Everest. For trekkers visiting other regions where they cannot view Mount Everest, there is daily mountain flights which approach close to Mount Everest
It is compulsory to have travel insurance
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