Everest Base Camp Trek is a stimulating, adrenalin-filled, spiritual and inspiring journey to the top of the world!
Take a break from the stresses of your life and listen to the call of the serene mountains as you experience a sacred place where peace resides. Look back at history and you will learn how ancient sages journeyed to the tranquil mountains to find true peace and harmony. The sights and sounds of these towering mountains are wild and hard-won, yet the wildness and serenity that they possess are truly unforgettable and your memories will stay with you for many years to come.
Our hike to Everest Base Camp is an accomplishment, a trophy and a lifetime achievement! Imagine yourself at the top of the world, standing close to the towering mountains of the Everest region where the peaks stand tall one beyond the other. The jaw-dropping beauty of the highest peaks namely, Kwangde, Tawache, Lhotse, Nuptse, Ama Dablam, Kategna and Thamserku will unfold before your eyes as if in a blessing. The indescribably impressive view of Everest that rises beyond Lhotse and Nuptse will amaze your senses as if a dream has finally come true!
We begin our trek to Everest base camp with a flight from Kathmandu to Lukla. After the fascinating 30 minute plane journey above the stunning mountain tops, we reach the Tenzing-Hillary Airport at Lukla. The flight is an adventure in itself, with the lush landscape below and the snow topped glittering mountains almost parallel!
Upon arrival, we commence our journey through the interesting village of Lukla and descend to the Dudh Koshi River and follow the river to join the main trail to Namche. We then cross a long suspension bridge and walk along well maintained paths and steps to the village of Phakding.
We cross more suspension bridges and pass through the settlements of Benkar, Chumoa, and Monjo to the entrance of the Everest region i.e. Sagarmatha National Park. We then by-pass Jorsale and head to Namche Bazaar, a main trading centre of the region and a gateway to Mount Everest.
Our trail climbs through the forests and narrow busy footways around the villages. We hike on to Syangboche Airport and continue our climb to the Everest View Hotel for great panoramic views of Everest, Lhotse, Amadablam and Tawache. Sipping tea at the Everest View Hotel with a backdrop of the spectacular mountains is an awesome experience.
From Namche, we follow a well-defined undulating trail through the pine forests to Tengboche. We cross a colourful bridge adorned with prayer flags over the Dudh Koshi River and pay a visit to Tengboche monastery, a popular spiritual centre of Khumbu. Tengboche gives outstanding close up views of Mt Amadablam, Mt Nuptse, and Mt Everest.
We continue our journey to Everest Base Camp through Dingboche; passing several chortens, Mani walls and small villages. We take in close-up views of Mt Amadablam. We hike on to Nagerjun and cherish even more spectacular mountain views. We will pass quaint stone-walled villages, mountain goats, jabbering snow cocks, and immense woolly yaks with their pensive gazes! On then to Lobuche and further to Gorekshep through the lateral moraine of the Khumbu Glacier. The 360 degree vista of the snow-capped mountains and the glimpse of Kalapatthar, a grey-green cliff beneath Mt. Pumori are absolutely unforgettable.
We hike further along the trail alongside the Gorekshep Lake and continue our guided trek to Everest Base Camp and our ultimate destination. We then hike up to Kalapatthar to witness the sunset/sunrise of the peaks around the iconic Mt. Everest. The jaw dropping views of these high peaks as we ascend to Kalapatthar are truly mind-blowing.
After conquering the top, pausing for breath, congratulating ourselves and beholding our magnificent surroundings, we make our way back to Lukla along the same route.
Nepal Hiking Team takes you to the top of the world with care, and empathy for the unique environment. It will truly make your adventure memorable and stress free. Our well experienced, friendly, English speaking guide will escort you throughout the journey, answer your questions and provide you with service of exceptional quality. Your enjoyment and our reputation are our paramount concerns. We are the best simply because we care!
Day 01: Arrive at Tribhuwan International Airport (TIA) Kathmandu
Arrive in Kathmandu at any time. Our airport representative will welcome you and give you further details of the program. There are no planned activities for your arrival day, so check into the hotel, get your bearings and enjoy your overnight stay there.
Day 02: Preparation for Trek and Kathmandu Valley sightseeing tour
Tours of World Heritage Sites in the Kathmandu Valley. These include Kathmandu Durbar Square, Swayambhunath Temple, Boudhanath Stupa and Pasupatinath Temple. Overnight at your hotel with breakfast included.
Day 03: Fly to Lukla and trek to Phakding (2652m/8699ft) Duration: 3 hours
Early morning transfer to the airport for the Lukla flight. This flight is an amazing experience in itself. The airfield is at high evaluation and the distance between the two ends of the runway is a mere 60 meters! Trek to Phakding across a vivid green landscape with the distant view of Kusum Kangraru. Overnight at a guesthouse - breakfast, lunch and dinner included.
Day 04: Phakding to Namche Bazaar (3440m/11283ft) Duration: 6 hours
We will follow the Dudh Koshi, ascending through Himalayan pine and cedar forests, to the celebrated village of Namche Bazaar. This village is an historic trading post where Nepalese and Tibetan traders exchanged salt, dried meat and textiles. As well as being an excellent destination to shop for traditional crafts, Namche remains the central trading post in the Khumbu region and it still attracts Himalayan and lowland merchants. You will spend two days at Namche for acclimatization. You will visit local markets and spend time getting to know your team. During the hike we will capture our first distant glimpses of Everest and its neighboring peaks. Overnight at a guesthouse - breakfast, lunch and dinner included.
Day 05: Namche Bazar - Everest View Hotel - Namche
This day is especially set aside for acclimatization. We will hike to Syangboche Airport (3700m) - arguably the highest airport in the world. We will then continue climbing to The Everest View Hotel for stunning panoramic views of Everest, Lhotse, Amadablam, Tawache etc. On the return trip, we will visit The Sherpa Culture Museum and The Everest Photo Gallery. Overnight at the guesthouse -breakfast, lunch and dinner included.
Day 06: Namche to Tengboche (3860m/12660ft) Duration: 5 hours
The well-marked, easy trail leads us towards an outstanding view of Mount Everest, descending deep into the Dudh Koshi Valley at Pungki Thanka. From this point, we will ascend the right flank of the Dudh Koshi valley to the Tengboche Monastery (3860m).This is the spiritual center of the Khumbu. The climb is lengthy, but this is more than adequately compensated by spectacular views of Mount Amadablam and on a clear day, views of Mt. Everest and its surrounding peaks. Overnight at a guesthouse -breakfast, lunch and dinner included.
Day 07: Tengboche to Dingboche (4410m/14464ft) Duration: 5 hours
Descend through a beautiful forest, cross the Imja Khola and trek through the village of Pangboche (3900m). Day 7 is especially interesting trekking because you will not lose altitude and you will enjoy views of Mt. Amadablam, Mt. Lhotse & other peaks. The route continues through pastures to Dingboche, known as the 'summer valley'. Overnight at a guesthouse - breakfast, lunch and dinner included.
Day 08: Dingboche - Nagerjun (5100m/16728ft) and return to Dingboche, 6 hours
This is your second acclimatization day. It requires about 6 hours of trekking to an altitude of 5100m. After breakfast, you ascend Nagerjun (5100m), a hill located on the flanks of the Chhukung valley directly above Dingboche. The main aim is to climb high and sleep low. The foot path becomes steep at times and this is a physically strenuous day. Ascending the hill could take up to 5 hours at altitude. From this altitude there are good views of Lobuche East (6119m), Lobuche West (6145m), Taboche Peak (6367m), Thamserku (6608m), Kangtega (6685m) and Ama Dablam (6856m). On a clear day, you can even see Makalu, the world’s fifth highest mountain, and get excellent views of the Pheriche Valley. After a short rest, you commence the descent back to Dingboche. The walk at altitude takes about 2 hours. After lunch, take a well- deserved rest, for afternoon temperatures can drop rapidly as the sun sets over the mountain tops. You will also spend a second night in Dingboche. Overnight at the guesthouse - breakfast, lunch and dinner included.
Day 09: Dingboche to Lobuche (4910m/16105ft) Duration: 5 hours
Trek along the broad valley floor to Dughla, passing the Trekkers Aid Post at Pheriche (4210 m). This Post is staffed by Western volunteer doctors and supported by the Himalayan Rescue Association. It offers treatment and consultation to trekkers. Continue up the valley, gaining altitude. We leave the valley to descend to the yak pastures of Lobuche. Overnight at a guesthouse - breakfast, lunch and dinner included.
Day 10: Lobuche - Gorakshep - Everest Base Camp (5364m/17594ft) - Gorekshep (5181m/16994ft) Duration: 8 hours
After a short climb through meadows, gaze down at the Khumbu glacier. Ahead of you is Kalapattar - the best vantage point to view the entire south face of Mt. Everest and the surrounding peaks. After a couple of hours we will arrive at Gorakshep, and continue our journey to Everest base camp. There is not much elevation gain, but there are a lot of undulations and, combined with the altitude, this can be an exhausting trek. The journey is of course worth it. After approximately 3 hours of hiking, you will arrive at the base camp and enjoy magnificent views of the Khumbu glacier and icefall, where many Everest expeditions begin. Overnight at a guesthouse - breakfast, lunch and dinner included.
Day 11: Gorakshep - Kalapattar (5545m/18188ft) - Gorakshep - Pheriche (4210m/13809ft) Duration: 7 hours
Day 11 starts with a hike up to Kalapattar (5545m). This is one of the most awesome viewpoints to observe Mount Everest, in all its glory. You will also see other peaks of the spectacular Himalayan range. We return to Gorekshep, for breakfast and then descend to Pheriche (4210m). Overnight at a guesthouse - breakfast, lunch and dinner included.
Day 12: Pheriche to Namche (3440m/11283ft) Duration: 7 hours
This is an easy walk along the Imja Khola, with a short climb to Tengboche, and a descent to Pungki Thanka, on to Kyangjuma, and an easy trail to Namche. Overnight at a guesthouse - breakfast, lunch and dinner included.
Day 13: Namche to Lukla (2800m/9184ft) Duration: 7 hours
Our trek continues along the Dudh Kosi River to the small mountain airstrip at Lukla. Here you will catch your return flight to Kathmandu and sadly your Guided Trek to Everest Base Camp will be over. Overnight at a guesthouse - breakfast, lunch and dinner included.
Day 14: Lukla to Kathmandu
Experience the return 30-minute amazing scenic flight to Kathmandu. Overnight at hotel - breakfast included.
Day 15: Reserve day in Kathmandu
Spend the day in Kathmandu, to rest or to explore as your inclination takes you. Overnight at hotel - breakfast included.
Day 16: Farewell
Approximately 3 hours before your scheduled flight, a representative from the Nepal Hiking Team will take you to the airport. Your amazing experience will be over but the memories will stay with you for many years to come.
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Upon your arrival at Tribhuwan International Airport, Kathmandu, you will receive a warm welcome from our airport representative. We will review your itinerary and introduce you to our guides. We also help you with any final preparations for our journey.
You will be transferred to a three star hotel in Kathmandu where you will be spending 4 nights - both before and after the trek. Our representative will help you to check in. Comfortable deluxe rooms are available and breakfast is included. During the trek, we provide you with the best available lodges/guesthouses on a twin sharing basis. Private bathrooms with hot showers are normally available at Phakding, Lukla and Namche.
As we ascend from Namche, the guesthouses are basic and you should be prepared to share rooms and toilets. If you are in a group, you will share with a member of the same gender. Generally, single rooms are not available when travelling the group – if they have we can arrange it but you will need to pay a supplement.
Meals and Drinking Water:
We assure you of the quality and quantity of the meals (breakfast, lunch, and dinner) at the guesthouses. Staff will also stay there and the guide will help you choose from the menu. The food is nourishing and plentiful but of course the extreme location means that only seasonal vegetables are available. These, alongside soup, noodles and rice are staples. Breakfast usually consists of bread, eggs and cereals. Biscuits, soft drinks and chocolate can be purchased at village stores and in some areas; you may also find fresh fruit.
You can buy mineral water, and you should remember to fill your bottle with boiled water at the guesthouses.
You can easily get a Nepal entry visa upon arrival at the airport. A multiple entry tourist visa for 30 days costs USD 40 or one valid for 90 days is USD 100. Do not forget to bring 2 passport sized photos with you.
International flight accessibility to Nepal:
Tribhuwan International Airport (Kathmandu) is the only international airport in Nepal. The most convenient connecting flights from Europe are Silk Air (via Singapore), Etihad (via Abu Dhabi) and Qatar Airways (via Doha). Thai Airways fly from Bangkok and Dragon Air from Hong Kong. If you are coming from the USA, North West or Cathay Pacific fly to Hong Kong and connect with Nepal Airlines (RA).From Australia, Silk Air and Dragon Air connect directly to Kathmandu, or you can fly with Qantas to Bangkok and connect with Thai Airways.
Airport tax: Airport tax is not applicable for either domestic or international flights.
Your luggage must be declared and cleared through the customs after you land. Personal effects are permitted and the duty on articles brought by the visitor varies according to the volume and value. The carrying of narcotics, arms and ammunition are strictly prohibited.
Tourists are required to fill in embarkation and disembarkation cards upon arrival and departure.
Passengers who arrive without any dutiable goods can proceed through the Green Channel for quick clearance without a baggage check. If you are carrying any dutiable articles, you will have to pass through the Red Channel for detailed customs clearance.
Visitors are allowed to bring various items to Nepal free of duty. You can bring cigarettes (200)/cigars (50), distilled liquor (one 1.15 liter bottle), and film (15 rolls). You may also bring the following articles free of duty on condition that you take them out with you when you leave: binoculars, movie or video camera, still camera, laptop computer, and portable music system.
It is strictly prohibited to export objects over 100 years old (sacred images, paintings, manuscripts).Please do not purchase such items, they are part of Nepals cultural and religious heritage and belong here. The Department of Archaeology has to certify all metal statues, sacred paintings and similar objects before they are allowed to be removed from the country.
Currency and Foreign Exchange:
At the airport, there are foreign exchange counters where you can change your money. We advise you to exchange currency only through banks and authorized foreign exchange centres. Daily rates are determined by Nepal Rastra bank. The exchange rates are published in daily newspapers or on the bank’s official site www.nrb.org.np.
The unit of Nepalese Currency is the Rupee. 1 Rupee = 100 paisa.
Rupee notes come in Rs. 5, 10, 20, 50, 500, 1000.
We strongly advise you to have your own travel insurance while journeying to and within Nepal. You should leave a copy of your insurance with our office staff while you are away on tour.
High Altitude sickness:
Anyone can suffer from mild to serious symptoms of high altitude sickness along the trek trial. This is also known as Acute Mountain Sickness (AMS). Major initial symptoms include nausea, vomiting , loss of appetite, insomnia, persistent headache, dizziness, light headedness, confusion, disorientation, drunken gait, weakness, fatigue, lassitude, heavy legs, slight swelling of hands and face, difficulty in breathing and reduced urine output.
Generally, the symptoms appear at altitudes above 300 meters. As we ascend the mountain, air pressure becomes thin and consequently the amount of available oxygen falls. This is why we recommend you take adequate time acclimatizing to the mountain atmosphere. Regular intake of plenty of water and other liquids is essential to minimize AMS effects.
It is also very important to take regular rests at the guesthouses and our team always carries a well-equipped medical box for AMS symptoms. If the symptoms persist, however and become serious, it may become necessary to descend to a lower altitude. In the rare case of an emergency, you will be immediately airlifted to Kathmandu city for further treatment.
To secure your booking, you will need to complete a BOOKING FORM and submit a copy of your current passport. In addition we require a 20% deposit to guarantee your place - this enables us to make advance arrangements on your behalf. Deposits can be made via Bank transfer or credit card. The remaining 80% of the booking fees can be paid upon your arrival in Kathmandu.
Book your holiday with confidence. We are fully government registered and a member of TAAN, NMA, NTB and KEEP. We guarantee that your holiday and deposit is safe with us.
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I would like to thank Ganga & Balaram as they had been amazing on replying all my email promptly and with much patience. I had asked tons and tons of questions but no matter what, they always got back to me with such patience and happiness. My trip was organized very well and I was very happy as everything was done efficiently. A very special thanks to the best guide in the world, Deepak. I don't think I can find a better one. I travelled solo and he was always taking care of me and all my queries during my trek. Nepal hiking team is amazing and everyone showed more care than interest in money which I found very amazing and different from other trekking companies. They always prioritized my safety, food and made sure I was always contented with everything. They definitely give an excellent service and their prices are also of the best. I had met a few people on the trek as well and Nepal hiking team had the best price and package to offer. Ganga and Balaram personally sent and fetch me from the airport and they always had lovely greetings and farewells. My trip went very well because I made the decision to go with Nepal Hiking team. It’s really important to find the right trekking company and i especially recommend them as they were more interested in my well being and to enjoy my stay in Nepal more than anything else. I would definitely come back to Nepal for more treks and will choose Nepal hiking team. I did ABC and EBC back to back with much ease because of my fantastic guide Deepak as well as the other arrangements done by Ganga and Balaram and I was very happy with everything. They even called me after my ABC trek to check if i am all good and up for the EBC trek as I did it back to back with no rest days in between. There was full transparency from the start to the end. No hidden agendas or anything. Nepal Hiking is a trustable, honourable company and they CARE, thus I would highly recommend to all Cheers!
Just came back from an amazing and once in a lifetime trek to EBC with Nepal Hiking Team! As a solo traveler in her 20's I always felt taken care of and in safe hands upon arrival to Kathmandu all the way through my return to the airport.
Ganga was always very prompt and professional with my questions before my departure and very helpful and hospitable while in Kathmandu. I loved the fact that our hotel in Kathmandu was a quick walk way from the famous Thamel shopping area!
Deepak was my guide on the trek and I couldn't have imagined anyone else better for me! He was very fun, cracked jokes, and always tried to make me feel as comfortable as possible. But, more importantly, he ALWYAS made sure I was feeling well and taken care of on the mountain. Always asking how I felt during and after the days trek to make sure I wasn't in any medical danger. When I did get quite ill from the altitude Deepak had medication to help me.
I had a great experience with NHT and would book with them on my next travels to Nepal!