The Everest Base Camp Trek is one of the most famous trekking adventures in Nepal. This trek takes place in the Khumbu region of the country, home to the magnificent Everest Himalayas. The journey is a delightful adventure, loaded with Khumbu’s natural, cultural and Himalayan attributes.
It offers you the best opportunities to enjoy the mighty Everest peak up close. The spectacle of the majestic Himalayas of the Everest massif is indescribable in words. As a result of the cultural presence of the region, the journey is a memorable trip for a lifetime.
The trail passes through alpine and rhododendron forests, winding along steep ridgelines and river gorges. Moreover, you go through the renowned Himalayan town of Namche Bazaar, the Gateway to Everest.
Namche Bazaar was an ancient trading point between the Himalayan traders and low-land merchants. As you go along the trail, you will reach the village of Tengboche, where you can visit the famous Tengboche Monastery.
Tengboche Monastery is one of the region’s largest and oldest Buddhist monasteries. You can also visit Kalapatthar, the most well-known vantage point in the Khumbu region. Panoramic scenes of the entire Mount Everest massif are observed from this site.
The path goes through the Sagarmatha National Park, a UNESCO Natural World Heritage Site. Sagarmatha National Park is a protected area home to many endangered species of animals and birds.
The Everest Base Camp Trek starts from Lukla, and you will spend your first three days walking on the trail to the Base Camp. EBC trek leads you to your long-awaited worldly renowned destination-the top of the world.
You can witness spectacular views of the mountains as you ascend through the Dudh Koshi valley. For instance, the highest elevation of this trek is 5545 m, at Kala Pathar. Moreover, the best time to go on the Everest Base Camp Trek is from September to December & March to May.
The Everest Base Camp Trek is moderately challenging. Two weeks are frequently needed for the trek. Although no prior trekking experience is necessary for the EBC Trek, it is advised that the trekker be determined and in good physical condition.
Moreover, here is some advice that our knowledgeable trekking instructors and tour operators have found to be effective in preventing altitude sickness on the Everest Base Camp Trek.
1. Rise Gradually.
2. Proper rest during acclimatization.
3. Avoid using tobacco, cigarettes, and alcohol.
4. Take in a lot of warm water.
5. Eat a lot and well.
6. Get ready mentally.
After landing at the Tribhuwan International Airport, you will be greeted by our representative staff, who will drop you off at the hotel. You will check in at the hotel, freshen up and take a rest—overnight in Kathmandu.
You will explore Durbar Square, Pashupatinath temple, Swayambhunath stupa, and Bouddhanath stupa, all world heritage sites.
Durbar Square reveals the life of the royals in ancient times. Pashupatinath temple is one of the most significant places of pilgrimage for all Hindus. Swayambhunath, also known as the Monkey Temple and Baudhanath Stupa, is one of the largest stupas in the world.
You are introduced to our fellow participants at noon and discuss our trip to our office—overnight in Kathmandu.
Today we will catch an amazing flight from Kathmandu to Lukla (2827 m).
After 40 minutes, we will land on a runway, and our curator will assist us in moving our belongings.
We will walk from Lukla to Manjo, which takes approximately 5 hours. Overnight in Manju.
From Manju, the track is filled with amazing woods of rhododendron, magnolia trees, and colossal firs.
Next, we will stroll to Namche, going across some bridges. After trekking for 4 hrs we arrive at Namche Bazar. Overnight in Namche Bazar.
This day is to rest at Namche Bazaar to get properly accustomed to the highly elevated environment.
At Namche, a flourishing village situated in a huge secluded bowl-shaped region, you will have a fantastic experience.
Also, you can visit the Khumjung monastery and Khumjung village, one of the most important villages occupied by Sherpa people in the Everest Region.
A remarkable sight of the Khumbu mountains like Ama Dablam( 6856 m), Thamserku (6608 m), as well as gigantic vistas of Everest, will spellbind you.
We will also walk to Thami (3810 m) above the beautiful Bhote Khola River Valley.
We may also visit the Sagarmatha National park to see the flora and fauna that are protected there. Overnight at Tea House.
The trek until Phunki is an easy walk. From Phunki, we climb towards Tengboche village, where we can visit the famous Tengboche monastery, the biggest monastery in the Everest region.
The site is located within the Sagarmatha National Park, which is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Guests of the monastery will enjoy panoramic views of the Himalayas, including Mt. Everest, Nuptse, Lhotse, Ama Dablam, and Thamserku.
We can observe a Buddhist religious ceremony in the Tengboche Monastery that opens at 3:00 pm. Overnight in Tengboche.
Our trail descends and passes through lush birch forests and rhododendron trees.
While trekking, we can see beautiful views of Mt. Everest, Lhotse, and Ama Dablam. We walk descend to Debuche and cross the Imja River to approach Pangboche.
We prefer the upper Pangboche trail and cherish the Himalayan sight and the Pangboche Monastery.
Our trail passes through the Imja Valley and Lobuche River before climbing to Dingboche. It is a picturesque village with beautiful barley, potato, and buckwheat fields with grazing animals dotted along those fields.
Due to the higher altitude, the trek will be more challenging from here on forth.
We’ll pass Dungla after a hard, sheer walk to the top of a steep hill. Here we can observe the memorial stupas sanctified to the climbers and trekkers who lost their lives on Everest over the years.
As we move, our adventure begins over steep mountain terrain to Lobuche, a small settlement with amazing scenes of Mt. Lobuche, Mt. Pumori, and the Nuptse.
It will be a cold night, as we are now almost three miles above sea level, and the evenings can be downright chilly. Overnight in Labuche.
The trek to Everest Base Camp continues as we ascend and descend mostly on a glacier path. It also comprises a lot of meandering over rough terrain.
As we reach the base camp, we experience the incredible melt patterns and cherish the smoothly rounded ice towers on the upper part of the Khumbu glacier.
The Everest Base Camp is stunningly beautiful. We can experience amazing scenes of Nuptse, Khumbuste, and Pumori mountains from the base camp. After that, we walk back towards Gorak Shep, where we spend the night. Overnight in Gorak Shep.
We walk upon a fairly steep trail at a comfortable pace to Kala Patthar.
As we ascend the hill, we can see Lingtren, Khumbutse, and Changtse mountains. The view from the summit is outstanding.
We can observe the world’s tallest mountain Everest and other mighty Himalayan peaks.
After spending some time at the peak of Kala Patthar, we walk back to Gorakshep, which is moderately more comfortable than hiking up to Kala Patthar. Overnight in Gorak Shep.
Today you can again enjoy a morning hike to Kala Patthar to watch the sunrise from the vantage point.
The sun rises from behind Mount Everest massif, making the peaks appear golden, which makes it a mesmerizing and memorable experience.
After spending some time at Kala Patthar, we return to Gorak Shep and walk down to Pheriche. Overnight at Pheriche.
Today, we walk on a trail with many ups and downs, losing nearly 2,000 feet in altitude.
Across a bridge over the Dudh Koshi River, we descend through rhododendron and juniper trees.
We continue to descend rapidly through pine woods, where we can easily spot mountain goats, pheasants, and other wild animals and birds natural to the region.
The path ultimately reaches Sansa, from where we can experience amazing scenes of Ama Dablam, Thamserku, and Nuptse mountains.
We walk on winding paths and through a forest before reaching Namche Bazaar. Overnight in Namche Bazaar.
We descend on a rocky path and cross many suspension bridges before walking on a surfaced path.
Here you can feel the air is warmer as we walk on the same trail to reach Lukla. Our trek in the mountains finishes after we reach Lukla.
We spend our time reminiscing about our time spent on the mountain—overnight in Lukla.
On this day, our flight will depart for Kathmandu early in the morning.
After that, we will escort you to our hotel in Kathmandu. Rest of the day, explore around Kathmandu if there are any remaining. Overnight in the hotel.
We thank you for being a part of our tour and travel. We bid you farewell and drop you off at the airport or the opportunity to join another of our programs.
At least 3 hours prior to your flight’s scheduled time, our representatives will drop you off at the airport.
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We hiked to Everest Base Camp with Attractive Travels and Tours and our Guide. The Tour was great. The views were amazing. Everything was perfectly organized. Our Oxygenlevel was measured by our guide daily, this made us feel safe and also gave us the confidence to be in Professional hands. Our Guide was very helpful, reliable and friendly. We made it up to EBC, we had a great time and we would highly recommend everyone to join the adventure. Mountain Mart and our guide Sudip fully met our expectations and we are happy about the choice we made. Lodges and food were also better than expected. The trip is exhausting but worth every step!
Dirk & Lisa