Max Trekking Altitude
Hours of Walking
6-7 Hours per day
Sagarmatha National Park - Solukhumbu
Best time to go
September-November & March- May
Understandably, Mount Everest is what draws many travelers to Nepal. This makes the Khumbu Region, home of the world’s highest mountain, extremely popular with tourists. The Everest Base Camp trek allows trekkers to follow in the footsteps of legendary mountaineers and get up close to the world's highest mountain, allowing you to witness the breathtaking beauty of Mount Everest, the highest peak in the world and offers an unparalleled adventure for travelers seeking a transformative trekking experience.
You can anticipate the highest standard EBC trek experience with our company's experienced guides, who proudly possess over two decades of field expertise.Their primary focus is to prioritize safety, empowering trekkers to navigate the challenging terrain with confidence and minimal risk. Furthermore, you will not only receive exceptional support in navigating the trek but also gain valuable insights into the region's cultural heritage and mountaineering history.
|Start Date||End Date||Price|
|September 4, 2023||September 15, 2023||US$ 1299 per person|
|September 17, 2023||September 28, 2023||US$ 1299 per person|
|October 2, 2023||October 13, 2023||US$ 1299 per person|
|October 15, 2023||October 26, 2023||US$ 1299 per person|
|October 29, 2023||November 9 ,2023||US$ 1299 per person|
|November 11 ,2023||November 22 ,2023||US$ 1299 per person|
This Everest Base Camp Trek 12 days itinerary is perfect for trekkers and adventurous families having limited time for long journey and vacation. Beyond the breathtaking mountain views, we offer a unique opportunity to immerse in the captivating culture of the renowned Sherpa and Tibetan communities through our Sherpa Village Trek.
With our 12-days Everest Base Camp Trek, you'll get a close-up look at the Khumbu region's attractions, including the busy market town of Namche Bazaar, the historic monastery at Tengboche, the breathtaking wildness of Sagarmatha National Park, and the towering summits of Everest, Lhotse, and Ama Dablam.
The trek begins with a scenic 30-minute flight from Kathmandu to Lukla, a small mountain town nestled amidst towering peaks, which serves as both the starting and ending point of the Everest Base Camp trek. From Lukla, you embark on an extraordinary journey, gradually ascending to higher altitudes while immersing yourself in the breathtaking Himalayan landscape.
If you prefer a shorter trek with panoramic views of Everest, our Everest Panorama trek package awaits. Moreover, for those seeking extra comfort, we have EBC Comfort Trek packages, ensuring you explore the Everest region with ease, staying in comfortable lodges throughout the journey.
For a more extended trekking experience in the Everest region, we also offer the Gokyo Valley Trek and EBC & Gokyo Valley Trek via Cho-La-Pass, featuring a 16-day itinerary.
Preparing for the Everest Base Camp (EBC) trek is essential to ensure a safe and enjoyable journey in the high-altitude Himalayan region. The Everest Base Camp Trek is regarded as a moderate to challenging trek ideal for anyone with a reasonable level of physical fitness and mental stamina. Due to the steep ascents and descents on the trails and the elevation, they are challenging.
To prepare for the EBC trek, it's essential to enhance your stamina and leg strength since the journey involves long hours of walking. Regularly engage in activities like walking, hiking, running, or cycling to improve your cardiovascular endurance. Don't forget to include leg exercises to strengthen your muscles. These preparations will enable you to handle the uneven paths and high altitudes during the trek. Keep in mind that you should be ready to walk for about 5-7 hours per day and ascend an average of 300m (1000 ft) in elevation each day.
Hiking serves as an excellent preparation for the extensive walks of the Everest Base Camp trek, offering a gradual way to build body strength and endurance. For beginners or those with limited activity, it's advisable to start with shorter and easier hikes, opting for trails that align with your current fitness level. As you become more comfortable with these initial hikes, gradually increase the distance and difficulty, and explore various terrains to get ready for the diverse landscapes you'll face during the EBC trek. Additionally, incorporating elevation gain hikes helps your body adjust to the uphill climbs and descents that await you on the journey.
A helpful practice is to wear your daypack during your training hikes and gradually increase the weight of its contents over time. Start with a comfortable weight and then add more items gradually until it reaches around 11kg. This will help your body get accustomed to carrying the necessary gear and supplies during the actual trek, making it easier and more comfortable when you embark on your adventure in the high-altitude Himalayan region.
The availability of teahouses and lodges along the Everest Base Camp trek route has significantly improved in recent years, enhancing the overall trekking experience for adventurers. These accommodations range from basic to high-end, offering a variety of options to suit trekkers with different preferences and budgets. You can find a few well maintained and luxurious hotels till you reach Dingboche.
Teahouses are the most common form of accommodation along the trekking route. They provide basic yet cozy lodging with communal dining areas where trekkers can enjoy local meals and interact with fellow travelers. As you progress towards Dingboche, you'll also find more comfortable lodges with cozy and warm rooms featuring attached bathrooms and hot showers. These amenities make the trek more comfortable, allowing trekkers to rest and relax after a day of walking.
Before embarking on an exciting trek to Everest Base Camp, keep in mind that you'll require two permits: the Sagarmatha National Park Entry Permit and Khumbu Pasang Lhamu Rural Municipality Permit. Both permits are vital for your trekking, so ensure you obtain them prior to commencing your adventure or during your journey. We, Mountain Travel Nepal, will usually take care of the permit arrangements, ensuring you have the necessary documents for your journey.
The best season to go on the Everest Base Camp Trek is between March and May, and September and December, when the winds are calmer, the days are sunny, the temperatures are mild, and the trail is beautiful, with green dense forests, raging rivers and streams, the soothing sounds of birds and animals, and uninterrupted views of the grand massifs along the way. During these months, the entire journey becomes even more wonderful.
You travel to Tengboche, which is where one of the most sacred monasteries in the Everest region is located, after leaving Namche Bazaar. Rhododendron forests, alpine meadows, and stunning mountain vistas can all be seen from the trail. A spiritually enlightening experience in the tranquil Himalayan setting can be had by arriving in Tengboche in time for the evening prayer ceremony at the monastery. Tengboche monastery is the biggest monastery in the Everest Region. It is one of the monastery where the sacred festival- Mani Rimdu of the Buddhist is performed every year. This festival is celebrated to mark the founding of Buddhism by Guru Rinpoche Padmasambhava.
In Nepal's Solukhumbu region, the Mani Rimdu Festival is observed at the monasteries of Tengboche, Thame, and Chiwong. These spiritual rituals and activities of empowerment are taking place. Nineteen days of festivities are included, and a three-day public festival marks the end of the celebrations. According to the lunar calendar used in Tibet, the Mani Rimdu celebration is scheduled for a specific date. The Mani Rimdu ceremony is held in Tengboche during the ninth Tibetan month, which typically coincides with the full moon in October or November. Trekking during a festival will be both adventurous and cultural if you can schedule your trip around those times.
You'll stay in Dingboche for an additional day in order to further adapt to the high altitude. Altitude sickness is less likely as a result of your body having time to acclimate to the thinner air. On this day, go around the neighborhood and climb Nangkartshang Peak for stunning vistas of the Khumbu Valley. Immerse yourself in the tranquility of the mountains and savor the unique atmosphere of this high-altitude village. Enjoy the stunning views of Mount Ama Dablam and other Himalayan giants around the Dingboche.
Mount Ama Dablam is one of the most beautiful mountains in the world located in the Everest Region. It is known as the "mother's necklace" because of its long ridges, which resemble the arms of a mother (ama) shielding her child, and its hanging glacier, which is considered to be the dablam, the traditional double-pendant that Sherpa women wear and which features images of the gods. Anyone hiking to Mount Everest Base Camp will see Ama Dablam dominating the eastern sky for several days. Ama Dablam is commonly referred to as the "Matterhorn of the Himalayas" due to its soaring ridges and steep faces. The mountain is featured on the Nepalese banknote for one rupee.
The Everest Base Camp trek is a world-class experience that displays the splendor and beauty of the Himalayas. You will be fully immersed in the breathtaking landscapes, vibrant Sherpa culture, and spiritual atmosphere of the area thanks to our diligently planned itinerary. We hope to help you outrank competing websites and establish our authority in the field of Everest Base Camp trek itineraries by offering thorough and in- depth details about this amazing journey.
Trekking to Everest Base Camp is a life-changing experience, offering unparalleled natural beauty, cultural immersion, and a sense of achievement. However, it's crucial to prepare well, choose a trustworthy and experienced trekking company, and follow safety guidelines to make the most of this extraordinary journey.
Embark on this extraordinary journey and discover the magic of the Everest region. Conquer the search rankings and capture the attention of adventure seekers worldwide. Join us on this once-in-a-lifetime experience that will leave an indelible mark on your spirit and create memories to last a lifetime.
Arrival Day : Arrival in Kathmandu
Day 1. Flight to Lukla (2,840 meters), 30 minutes & trek to Phakding (2,610 meters) 2-3 hours
Day 2. Trek to Namche Bazaar (3,440 meters) 4-5 hours
Day 3. Acclimatization at Namche Bazaar
Day 4. Trek to Tengboche (3,867 meters) 6-7 hours
Day 5. Trek to Dingboche (4,410 meters) 6-7 hours
Day 6. Acclimatization at Dingboche
Day 7. Trek to Lobuche (4,950 meters) 5-6 hours
Day 8. Trek to Gorak Shep (5,164 meters), 2-3 hours Hike to Everest Base Camp (5,364 meters) 1.5-2.5 hours
Day 9. to Kala Patthar (5,644 meters) and trek to Pheriche (4,371 meters) 5-6 hours
Day 10. Trek to Namche Bazaar (3,440 meters) 6-7 hours
Day 11. Trek to Lukla (2,840 meters) 6-7 hours
Day 12. Flight to Kathmandu, 40 minutes
Conclusion: An Unforgettable Journey
Follow this EBC trek guide for more safe and enjoyable trek:
Change of Itinerary
We reserve the right to change or alter any itinerary at any time for reasons beyond our control. These could include but are not limited to adverse weather conditions, cancellation of flights or government restrictions in certain areas.
Whenever we are forced to make such late changes, we will always endeavor to give guests as much advance notice as possible and to ensure that the alternate itinerary achieves, insofar as possible, the objectives of the original tour.
" If you are planning a trip to Nepal then "Mountain Travel Nepal" is your go-to agency. We had an amazing experience with the company and Mr. Ashok. We track the Everest Base Camp in 10 days.
The team was very helpful in providing us with detail, adjusting the route accordingly before and after due to weather changes where needed, provide insights into the culture and the people, and supporting us in any way they could to achieve and successfully complete the trek. THANK YOU VERY MUCH. We will come back.. I'm sure of it. Special thanks to our guide Loken and our two porters Dipak Rai and Bibek Rai who took very good care of us providing a positive and family atmosphere."
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