Everest Base Camp Trek 13 Days Overview
Everest Base Camp is at an altitude of 5,350m from sea level. It is the base camp of the world’s tallest mountain, Mt. Everest. Everest Base Camp comes under the Khumbu region. So, one of the most amazing & mesmerizing panoramas of the Khumbu’s Himalayas can be experienced on the journey to the Everest Base Camp. It cannot be found anywhere else.
Trekking to Everest Base Camp also includes climbing Kalapatthar. You get to admire the heavenly closest views of Mt. Everest & other Himalayas from Kalapathar. Reaching the base of the highest peak on the earth Mt. Everest is the dream of every trekker. Besides that, the tre
On your arrival in Kathmandu, one of our representatives will greet you and transfer you to your hotel. In the evening we will provide a briefing about your EBC trek.
On the first day of our Everest Base Camp trek, we will take an early morning 30-minute scenic flight from Kathmandu Domestic Airport to Lukla Airport. The flight offers captivating views of Kathmandu Valley, lush hills, terraced fields, and snow-capped peaks.
Lukla is the gateway to the Khumbu (Everest) region. On our arrival at the airport, we meet potters and after breakfast, we start our first day of trekking. The trail from Lukla to Phakding passes along the Dudh Koshi River. We then head north from the airstrip to Cheplung and cross the Thado Koshi River on a suspension bridge. Then passing a fascinating green setting along with the amazing sight of Kusum Kangraru the trail climbs towards the Ghat.
Finally, after walking for about an hour and crossing a ridge marked with painted mani stones, we ascend to Phakding. Overnight at Phakding.
From Phakding, after breakfast, we head toward Namche Bazaar. Following the Dudh Koshi, we climb from side to side with Himalayan pine and cedar trees as the trail goes north up the Benkar valley. Now the trail climbs from the riverbed on the left bank into the mountain through a forest to Chumoa. Then we go through many ups and downs, cross the stream, and pass by the village of Monjo before we come to the Sagarmatha National Park checkpoint. After the checkpoint, we follow a short walk crossing over the Hillary Bridge. Our trek continues the steep ascent to Namche Bazaar with splendid glimpses of Everest and the Nuptse-Lhotse ridge. Finally, about a 6-hour hike brings us to Namche Bazaar, a famous historic trading post.
After breakfast in Namche, we head toward Tengboche. The trail ascends from the town and then contours around the hillside, with a great view of Everest and Khumjung. You will get to see spotted deer, Himalayan Tahrs, and birds like colorful male Danphe pheasant on the way. The trail rises to Sanasa, then the trail descends to cross the Dudh Koshi on a suspension bridge near Phunki Thenga. Phunki Thenga is the lowest point north of Namche Bazaar. We enter the Imja Khola Valley and the trail steeply rises.
Finally, we pass through dwarf conifers and rhododendron forests for two hours before we arrive at the hilltop village of Tengboche. We will have an afternoon tour of a famous Buddhist monastery with a magnificent panorama of Mt Everest, Nuptse, Lhotse, Kangtega, Thamserku, and majestic Amadablam. Overnight at Tengboche.
Starting from the serene Tengboche Monastery, trekkers pass through quaint villages like Debuche, where rhododendron forests add to the beauty. Cross the suspension bridge over the Imja Khola and gradually ascend. The trail then leads to Pangboche, the highest permanent settlement in the Khumbu region, and Somare, offering stunning vistas of Ama Dablam. Along the way, you'll encounter smaller settlements like Orsho and Shomare, each with its own rustic charm. Finally, Dingboche, nestled at 4,410 meters, welcomes trekkers with stone-walled fields and panoramic views of iconic peaks like Lhotse and Ama Dablam. Overnight stay at Dingboche.
The trekking route from Dingboche to Lobuche along the Everest Base Camp Trek presents an exhilarating ascent through the Himalayan terrain. Departing from Dingboche, a village surrounded by stone-walled fields and majestic peaks, you'll journey to Duglha, marked by memorial chortens in honor of mountaineers. The trail then leads to the Thukla Pass, a challenging high-altitude climb that rewards trekkers with panoramic views of glaciers and peaks. You pass through the rock-scatter oblique Chupki Lara. From here the path drops down the terminal moraine of Khumbu Glacier. Finally, Lobuche, perched at 4,940 meters, offers a stark, rocky landscape and serves as a crucial acclimatization point before the ultimate trek to Everest Base Camp. Overnight stay at Lobuche.
Finally, the most awaited day and rewarding day of the whole journey, EBC is just a few hours away. From Lobuche, we follow the windblown and rocky path along the barren moraine of Khumbu Glacier that takes to Gorakshep at an altitude of 5,182m/16,994ft. There will be a rough trail before Gorakshep, so you have to walk over a large rock, up and down. The birdlife at such an altitude will surprise you. After reaching Gorakshep, we have some rest and move toward Everest Base Camp
A wide trail on the surface reaches Everest Base Camp. Everest Base Camp at an altitude of 5,364m, at the foot of almighty Mount Everest. You will have the heavenly sight of Khumbu Icefall from here. Similarly, you will have a stunning view of Khunbutse and Lingtren mountains.
After enjoying the achievement of your EBC trek you will trek back to Gorakshep. Overnight camp at Gorakshep.
Starting from Gorak Shep, the trail initially crosses the rocky terrain of the Khumbu Glacier and gradually ascends toward Kala Patthar. The final climb to Kala Patthar's summit is challenging but immensely rewarding, as it offers unrivaled panoramic views of the Everest region, including the majestic Mount Everest and neighboring peaks. Descending from Kala Patthar to Gorak Shep, trekkers retrace their steps before continuing toward Pheriche. The journey to lower altitudes allows for recuperation and reflection while still enjoying the remarkable landscapes of the Khumbu region. This segment of the trek is a highlight, showcasing the rugged beauty of the Himalayas and providing trekkers with a sense of accomplishment and awe. Overnight at Pheriche.
The trekking route from Pheriche to Namche Bazaar is a picturesque descent through the heart of the Everest region. Beginning in Pheriche, you'll gradually descend through terraced fields and charming villages like Pangboche, where the intriguing Pangboche Monastery awaits. Continuing downward, you'll revisit the iconic Tengboche Monastery before embarking on the steep descent toward Namche Bazaar. While physically demanding, this familiar trail treats trekkers to unforgettable views of Everest and Ama Dablam, serving as a fitting culmination of the Everest Base Camp adventure. Overnight at the beautiful Namche bazaar.
The return trekking route from Namche Bazaar to Lukla is a familiar and rewarding journey that retraces the steps of your ascent in the Everest region. Departing from Namche Bazaar, you'll descend through picturesque villages like Monjo and Phakding, crossing the Dudh Koshi River multiple times via the iconic suspension bridges. The lush forests and serene riverbanks provide a soothing backdrop as you make your way toward Lukla, where your Everest Base Camp adventure began. This route offers trekkers a sense of accomplishment and allows for reflection on the incredible landscapes, cultural encounters, and personal achievements that characterized their trek. Arriving back in Lukla, trekkers can savor the memories of the journey while preparing for their flight to Kathmandu, bringing their Himalayan adventure to a satisfying close.
On the last day of our Everest Base Camp trek, you will have an early morning flight back to Kathmandu. With the amazing view of mountains, you arrive in Kathmandu after about 30 mins and transfer to hotel by our representative
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Acclimatization in either Namche Bazar or Dingboche
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The below table shows the variation of temperatures at different elevations during the spring and autumn seasons.
|Location||Elevation||Day Temperature||Night Temperature|
|Kathmandu||1,400 meters / 4,600 feet||20°C to 30°C (68°F to 86°F)||5°C to 15°C (41°F to 59°F)|
|2,840 meters / 9,318 feet||10°C to 20°C (50°F to 68°F)||-5°C to 5°C (23°F to 41°F)|
|Namche Bazaar||3,440 meters / 11,286 feet||10°C to 15°C (50°F to 59°F)||-5°C to 0°C (23°F to 32°F)|
|Everest Base Camp||5,364 meters / 17,598 feet||-5°C to 5°C (23°F to 41°F)||-10°C to -20°C (14°F to -4°F)|
The highest point of the walk, Everest Base Camp, is about 5,364 meters (17,598 feet) above sea level, and there are major height gains throughout the journey. Acclimatization is important since trekking can involve difficulties associated with altitude, such as acute mountain sickness (AMS).
The trek lasts for 13 days, covering approximately 130 kilometers (81 miles) round trip. You will have to be ready for up to 6 hours of walking every day.
The trail varies from well-maintained paths to rocky and uneven terrain. Trekkers encounter steep ascents and descents, suspension bridges, and sections with exposed edges.
Weather conditions can be harsh and unpredictable, with cold temperatures, high winds, and occasional snowfall or rainfall. Proper clothing and gear are essential.
Trekking at high altitudes requires good physical conditioning. Prior to your trip, engage in regular cardiovascular and strength training exercises to improve endurance, stamina, and overall fitness.
Consider taking shorter treks at lower altitudes to gain experience and assess your fitness and gear.
Prepare yourself mentally for the difficulties of trekking. Maintain a good outlook and keep encouraged throughout the process, which can be mentally and physically challenging.
Invest in high-quality hiking accessories including warm clothing, a down jacket, water-resistant boots, trekking poles, a sleeping bag, and a comfortable daypack. Make sure your attire is suitable for the cold and unpredictable weather.
Respecting local culture and etiquette requires knowledge of Nepali customs and manners. Particularly in villages and monasteries, bring attire that adheres to customs in the area.
Keep an eye on local weather forecasts and be ready for a variety of weather circumstances. If the weather changes, layer your clothing.
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