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Everest exerts a pull like no other mountain and trekking to the base of Everest with a group is the perfect way to experience the spectacle of one of the worlds greatest treks. The mountain scenery is simply spectacular, the complete cultural immersion in the Sherpa culture is fascinating and the physical challenge a reward in itself.
Your journey to the base of the World’s highest mountain begins in the vibrant city of Kathmandu where you will enjoy a full day sightseeing tour. This trek starts with a heart-throbbing, scary flight to the dangerous airport in Lukla. From here ahead in the trek we get some spectacular views of mountains like Mt.Everest, Ama Dablam, Nuptse, Lhotse, Imja Tse, Pumori, etc. Passing through various Sherpa villages like Namche bazaar, Monasteries like Tengboche, Rhododendron forests, crossing over various hanging bridges and ascending and descending over various types of terrain. This trek becomes all the more cherishable because of the company of friendly and loyal Sherpas. The Highest point of the trek is Kala Patthar (5,545m) from where we get a panoramic view of the Mt.Everest 8848m and surrounding peaks. There will be plenty of time to enjoy the culture of the Sherpas and visit ancient monasteries, walk through the towns and explore the shops, stop at any of the numerous teahouses sip a glass of sweetened tea or Chang [Millet beer, for the brave hearts] and get a taste of hospitality unique to the Sherpas. Beautiful, multi-hued prayer flags, prayer wheels and intricately carved Mani stones line every hilltop, rock wall and trailside singing
prayers to the gods with every breeze and every passing traveller.
You’ll be captivated by Nepal, a country of hospitable people, beautiful scenery, and a large variety of cultural traditions. This blend of outdoor adventure and cultural exploration is a great way to experience the Himalaya – the world’s most awe-inspiring mountains.
Kempegowda International Airport, Bengaluru
3 Hours Before Flight Time
Trekking in the Himalayas comes with its own set of risks. While adventure is fun and can be extremely thrilling, nature can be unpredictable, and to help secure you during your trek, it is of utmost importance that you are covered with insurance.
We’ve gone a step ahead and made sure that you don’t have to worry about scouting for the best insurance option out there. When you trek with us, your insurance comes as a part of your inclusions. To know more about the benefits covered and sum insured, click here.
We will endeavour to make your program smooth and as pleasant as possible. However, the entire course of trekking depends on the ranges of the mighty mountains, physical health, and environmental conditions. Therefore, TrekNomads shall not be responsible for any changes in the itineraries due to unavoidable circumstance and natural disasters such as landslide, road blockage, flood, snowing, cancellation of flight and delay, any types of sickness including altitude sickness.
The Everest Base Camp trek is a challenging trek that requires prior Himalayan trekking experience. During the course, we will trek 4 to 10 hours per day on moderate to steep grades, at varied elevations. Some days will be rest days with optional hikes to properly acclimatize, while on other days you will continue your journey towards EBC. Your Trek Captain will set a suitable pace to minimize the risk of altitude issues. Porters and pack animals will transport your gear. A signed medical consent form from your doctor will be required for participation. You will also be required to sign an indemnity bond before heading on the trek.
Yes and no. Yes; because altitude can kill people so care must be taken to acclimatize properly. No; from the lack of so-called “objective” danger such as rockfall or crevasses normally associated with climbing. However, people have been seriously injured by yaks who inadvertently bump them off the trail and down a steep hillside. So always be on the uphill side when a yak passes by.
Yes. This trek requires a good level of fitness. If you’re not already following a fitness regime, you would need to follow the regime that is shared here with you. The training routine is spread over four months and you would be expected to work out at least 4 times a week. The regime is designed to help you climb smarter even in higher altitudes. The regime consists of a good combination of exercises that works on all parts of your body including – Upper Body, Core, Endurance, Lower Body, Shoulder strength and along with streamlining your breathing pattern. When followed religiously, you can rest assured that you will be ready for the trek. Not only does this regime help you with the trek, but it will also help you inculcate a sense of fitness in your day-to-day life.
Eating right amounts to 70% of the effort you put into getting fit. A good nutritious diet can help your body sustain the pressure that it will be going through during the trek and during your workouts. If you wish to know more about what to eat during the course of your fitness regime, you can get in touch with our trek captain.
Yes! Our guides and porters are fully trained, equipped and provided for. Our Trek Captain comes with the experience of doing the EBC trek priorly. Every member in a trekking group work as a team and take care of each other’s responsibility.
No, there is no age limit for Everest Base Camp trekking but, you need to be in good physical shape with a positive attitude. We also suggest you to prior to the trek though we suggest you to please see your doctor and obtain necessary permission and advice, as well as medications for travelling in extreme altitude prior to the trek.
It is always better to consult your doctor. However, while we do carry a first aid kit, we suggest you carry simple medicines such as Ibuprofen, Codeine, Paracetamol, Strepsils, and anti-diarrhoea tablets.
Most of the teahouses on Everest trail have squat toilet facilities, but recently built lodges have western-style toilets as well. Nowadays, flush toilets are also being introduced with a number of increasing foreign mountaineers each year. It is highly recommended to carry your own toilet paper and other required toiletries.
Hot shower facilities are available till Gorakshep. The most common type is a bucket shower, usually, buckets with tap filled with hot water and placed in a shower room. Hot shower costs from USD 4 to 15 peruse and the price increases along with the elevation. Attached bathrooms and toilets are not available unless you book for a luxury lodge during the EBC trek.
Our guides will make required efforts to obtain the necessary transportation and reservations to get you home as quickly as possible if for any reason you need to depart early. However, you will not be entitled to any refund for the services (such as hotel, transport, flight, etc.) included in the package that you would not use later.
ATM services are available only in Namche Bazaar and Lukla. However, the services might not work or run out of cash. Therefore, we suggest you carry a small amount of money to buy snacks, etc. during the trek.
The temperatures in September can range from 28° to – 10°, depending on the altitude. Make sure you stay warm and dry at all times.
Most of the tea houses/ lodges have electricity whereby you will be able to charge your iPod or camera batteries. Please note that lodges/tea houses will charge you some extra money for the services. The fee may vary from USD 1 to USD 3 per hour.
There are telephones (landlines) in most of the villages along the trek routes from where you can make international calls. Mobile Phone services are available throughout Nepal and even at the Everest Base Camp but the quality of the reception varies from location to location. Internet facilities can be found in only a few villages. However, these facilities can be expensive. Our guides will carry mobile phones which also can be used by you when/if necessary (these calls would be chargeable).
This trek requires a good level of fitness.
To register for this trek you are required to complete a 5K run in under 35 minutes. Once you do register, please share the run details with our Trek Captain.
If you’re not already following a fitness regime, you would need to follow the regime that will be shared with you. The training routine is spread over four months and you would be expected to work out at least 4 times a day. The regime is designed to help you climb smarter even in higher altitudes. The regime consists of a good combination of exercises that works on all parts of your body including – Upper body, Core, Endurance, Lower Body, Shoulder strength and along with streamlining your breathing pattern. When followed religiously, you can rest assured that you will be ready for the trek. Not only does this regime help you with the trek, but it will also help you inculcate a sense of fitness in your day-to-day life.
This trek is graded challenging to extreme because you will be trekking for 13 consecutive days over rough terrain, you will be exposed to increasing altitudes each day, averaging 4,000 m and up to a maximum of 5,545 m.
Your Trek Captain will brief you on the next day’s trek every evening so you have ample time to prep and be ready for the climb the next morning. You are expected to wake up at the time told by the Trek Captain. This is highly important because the earlier you start the trek, the faster you can reach the next village.
Being away from home comforts and family for an extended period of time is often a challenge for Nomads although access to communications on the trail is very good overall.
With LetsHitTheRoad we ensure that your way to the base camp of the world’s highest peak is as smooth as possible. However, we suggest and strongly recommend that you purchase an insurance policy for your trek so that you get to enjoy your experience without any worries.
Arrive in Kathmandu at night, get briefed on the trek the next day. Reach the hotel and have dinner. Stay the night in Kathmandu.
Altitude: 8,563 ft/2,610 m
Trek Duration: 3 hours, 8 Km
Early morning flight to the village of Lukla where we begin our trek into the Khumbu region. After landing, our gear will be loaded onto yaks as we trek for about two and a half hours, through terraced hillsides, crossing the Dudh Koshi river on our first suspension bridge before reaching the village of Phakding. Stay the night in Phakding.
Altitude: 11,286 ft / 3,440 m
Trek Duration: 6 hours, 10 Km
We continue trekking along the banks of Dudh Koshi, we cross this majestic river many times on exhilarating suspension bridges laden with prayer flags before entering the Sagarmatha National Park. The trail then climbs to Namche Bazaar, the largest Sherpa village in the Khumbu Valley. Stay the night in Namche Bazaar.
This is a rest day to help you acclimatize to the altitude. You will head out on an acclimatization trek today after which you can Spend the day exploring the village and discover the real Sherpa culture. Visit a museum and stay the night.
Altitude: 12,073 ft/ 3,680 m
Trek Duration: 5 hours, 9 Km
This trek starts with an early morning uphill climb to Namche Bazaar, from here turn towards Phortse Thanga via Dudhkoshi Valley. The zig-zag trail has some of the best views, you can even spot mountain goats, Himalayan Thar and other birds of the Khumbu Glacier. Stay the night at Phortse Tanga.
Altitude: 14,665 ft/ 4,470 m
Trek Duration: 5 hours, 12 Km
Start your trek with a steady climb up a scenic ridge and bask in the panoramic views of Kangtega and Thamserku as you reach Luza. We then climb up to the hillside above the river settlement at Maccherma near a juncture of glacial streams. Stay the night at the Maccherma.
Altitude: 15,715 ft/ 4,790 m
Trek Duration: 3 hours, 7 Km
Today the trek starts with a gentle climb through ridge Chorten. You’ll find the views of the landscapes and mountains extremely pleasing. The trail leads to the river bed, after which there will be a steady climb towards the moraine of Ngozumba glacier. Stay overnight at Gokyo.
Altitude: 15,419 ft/4,700 m
Trek Duration: 6 hours, 10 Km
Wake up much before sunrise and trek to summit the Gokyo-Ri. Watch the sunrise from the peak and marvel at the magnificence of the mighty Himalayas including Barun Tse and Mt Everest. Have breakfast at the peak and start descending towards Dragnag. It will take about 4 hours to trek to Thangna from Gokyo Lake. Stay the night at Dragnag.
Altitude: 15,846 ft/4,830 m
Trek Duration: 7 hours, 7 Km
Start the day with a climb up to
Cho-La-Pass and descend to Dzongla. The trail to Cho-La-Pass has good scenic views of Mt. Everest, Mt. Ama Dablam, Mt. Cho Oyo, Mt. Lhotse, Mt. Nuptse (7,879 m), Mt. Makalu (8,481 m), Mt. Cholaste (6,440 m), Mt. Tawache (6,542 m), and Mt. Gyachung (7,952 m). Explore Dzongla and stay the night at Dzongla.
Altitude: 16,863 ft / 5,140 m
Trek Duration: 5+3 hours, 7+4 Km
Today we start trekking from Dzongla to Khumbhu Glacier with magnificent views of Tawache and Cholaste. As you start approaching Lobuche, the temperature starts dipping and the high altitude starts kicking in. From Lobuche you trek up to Gorakshep and in the evening trek to the Kala Patthar peak to watch the sunset. Stay the night in Gorakshep.
Altitude: 17,595 ft/5,363 m
Trek Duration: 3+6 hours, 4+7 Km
After breakfast, trek to Everest Base Camp for about 6 hours. From here you can get a good glimpse of Pumori (7,165 m), Lingtren (6,713 m), Khumbutse (6,639 m), Mt. Everest (8,848 m) and more ranges. Descend back to Gorakshep and stay the night there.
Altitude: 12,893 ft/3,930 m
Trek Duration: 8 hours, 18 Km
Start your descent from Gorakshep early in the morning and continue trekking to a small settlement of Pheriche for lunch. Reach Pangboche and stay the night there.
Altitude: 11,286 ft/3,440 m
Trek Duration: 6 hours, 12 Km
Trek back to Namche Bazaar through a trail that goes through valleys and pasturelands. On this trek, you pass through the Tengboche Monastery enjoying the picturesque view of Monjo valley. Reach Namche Bazaar and stay the night in Namche Bazaar.
Altitude: 9,317 ft/2,840 m
Trek Duration: 8 hours, 18 Km
Start your descent back to Lukla from Namche Bazaar, the trek will take 7 hours. Reach Lukla and spend the night in Lukla.
Take an early morning flight to Kathmandu from Lukla. Take rest on this day or visit the Pashupatinath Temple. Stay the night at Kathmandu.
Leisurely wake up and start exploring the city of Kathmandu. Visit the Durbar square and Swayambhunath Stupa and the Bhaktapur Durbar Square. Stay the night in Kathmandu.
Keep this as buffer day. Try your hand at Bungee Jumping or go river rafting in the Zanskar river. Or, if you wish, take it as a rest day. Stay the night at Kathmandu.
Depart from Kathmandu and travel back to your city.