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    Classic Everest Base Camp Trek

    5.00/5 from 3 reviews

    At a Glance

    • Destination
    • Durations
      21 days
    • Trip Difficulty
    • Activities
    • Accommodation
    • Meals
    • Mx.altitude
    • Group Size
      Min. 2 Pax

    Trip Overview

    Are you looking for a different route to the Everest Base Camp? Well, we bring you the Classic Everest Base Camp Trek, which takes you along a different route to the Everest Base Camp. Instead of taking a flight from Kathmandu to Lukla, you’ll travel to Jiri from Kathmandu and then start the hike from that location.

    The 21-day adventurous journey allows you to explore the villages of the Sherpas, the rich culture, and the beautiful topography of the Khumbu region.  It captures the right blend of adventure, culture, nature, and wildlife.

    Additionally, the trek is also a treat for the ones who love exploring Buddhism culture and traditions. As the villagers residing in these regions follow Buddhism, along the way, you’ll get to see various monasteries, chortens, prayer walls, and wheels that are beautifully decorated with Buddhist scriptures.

    Overall, the Classic Everest Base Camp has a different touch to it with a different route. Let’s begin the overview.

    Highlights of Classic Everest Base Camp Trek

    • Explore the UNESCO heritage sites located in Kathmandu and enjoy your time when you’re there.  
    • Enjoy an adventurous ride from Kathmandu to Jiri and watch the villages as you travel by.
    • Explore the artifacts and households of the Sherpas at the Sherpa Museum.
    • Indulge in the culture and lifestyle of the Sherpas.
    • Look for Himalayan birch, rhododendron, Juniper, and fir inside the Sagarmatha National Park.
    • Witness the spiritual aspect inside the Tengboche monastery and sit with the monks for the prayer session.
    • Celebrate the triumph of reaching the base of Mount Everest, the world’s highest mountain.
    • Hike to Kala Patthar, the famous vantage point of Everest at 5,545 meters, and enjoy the views of the Khumbu Glaciers.
    • Witness the breathtaking view of some of the world’s highest mountains, including Mount Everest, Thamserku, Ama Dablam, Cho Oyu, Makalu, and Lhotse.
    • Thrilling flight back from Lukla to Kathmandu

    Route Overview

    Firstly, upon your arrival at the Tribhuvan International Airport, you’ll be greeted by our staff and transferred to the hotel. Then, a sightseeing tour of the UNESCO sites is organized per the itinerary to the world heritage sites of Kathmandu.

    Initially, you’ll take a road trip from Kathmandu to Bhandar via Jiri, the following day. In this trekking journey, you’ll be trekking for several hours and pass through several beautiful villages like Sete, Junbesi, Nuntala, Khari Khola, and Puiyan.

    After reaching Puiyan, you’ll be hiking to Phakding, which starts the hike connecting to the standard route of the Everest Base Camp Trek. From Phakding to Namche Bazaar, you’ll cross high-suspension bridges soaring high.

    At Namche Bazaar, you’ll have a rest day for acclimatization purposes. A small hike to the Everest View Hotel is organized that day. From the top, we’ll get to see the mesmerizing views of Mt Everest, Thamserku, Tamache, and also Ama Dablam.

    The other day, you’ll cross several villages of Tengboche and Dingboche. This would be your second acclimatization day that requires about 6 hours of trekking to an altitude of 5100m.

    From this Nagerjun, there are good views of Lobuche East (6119m), Lobuche West (6145m), Taboche Peak (6367m), Thamserku (6608m), Kangtega (6685m) and Ama Dablam (6856m). Then the hike will continue to Lobuche and finally to Everest Base Camp. After exploring the EBC, you’ll return to Gorakshep. An early morning hike is arranged to Kala Patthar at 5545m, where you’ll see the closest view of Mt Everest. Then, we’ll hike to Pheriche, Namche, and descend to Lukla to catch a flight to Kathmandu.

    Best Time

    Spring and Autumn seasons mark the ideal time for trekking in the Everest region. The spring season starts in March and lasts till May, and Autumn starts in September and continues till November. The temperature is moderate, and the sky is clear during this time, making it an ideal time to relish the panoramic views of the mountains fully.

    Spring welcomes warm weather after the cold winter. The trails during this time are beautiful as the rhododendrons will bloom, and the skies will be clear. Likewise, the Autumn months make you witness breezy weather, which adds bliss to your hike.

    Trekking during the months of winter and summer/monsoon is possible. However, it has its cons. During winter( December-February), hikers will experience heavy snowfalls on the paths. Having said that, the monsoon is also not an ideal season for the trek. The trails can be muddy and slippery, and visibility can be poor due to heavy clouds and rain. Moreover, high flight delays and cancellations will also occur during these seasons. 

    Difficulty Level

    On a scale of 0-10, the Classic EBC Trek can be graded at 6-7 in the difficulty level. The number is high due to various factors like long hiking days and altitude.

    In total, you’ll be hiking for 16 days. Even though there are rest days, you’ll still be hiking to small hills and viewpoints to acclimatize your body. Therefore, to be fit for the trek, you must rigorously train your body by walking, running, jogging, and exercising.

    Altitude sickness is a severe problem in the Everest region. You’ll hike to the maximum altitude of 5545m at Kala Patthar. High chances of altitude sickness will be high, but you need not worry.

    Our trekking guides are professionals who are trained exceptionally well. They will carry first-aid kits with all the essential medications for high-altitude sickness. Hence, even though the trek is challenging, we’ll help you complete the trek.

    Alternative Treks

    If you are still unsatisfied with the Classic Everest Base Camp Trek, we’ve some other trekking packages that will keep you interested. These packages are mentioned below-

    For those with minimal time, we want to suggest the standard  16-Day Everest Base Camp Trek. In this trek, you’ll take the route from Kathmandu to Lukla, besides the ride from Kathmandu to Jiri.

    Keeping this aside, we also have Everest Base Camp Short Trek, which comprises a 14-day trek. It follows the same route as the above package.

    With this, we’ve reached to the end of the overview. We hope that you enjoyed reading the fascinating highlights of this trek. If you want to learn more about this trek, you can contact us and send us inquiry.


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    Cost Includes

    • All ground transports in private vehicles, including airport transfers
    • Three nights accommodation with breakfast at a 3-star category hotel in Kathmandu
    • Kathmandu city tours, including all entry fees, tour guide, and private vehicle
    • Full board meals with tea/coffee (breakfast, lunch, and dinner) during the trek
    • Best available twin sharing lodge to lodge accommodation during the trek; we provide private bathrooms with hot showers at Phakding, Namche and Lukla
    • Seasonal fruits during the trek
    • One highly experienced, helpful, and friendly guide, porters (1 porter for 2 people), and their food, accommodation, salary, equipment, and accidental insurance for all staff
    • Lukla to Kathmandu flight, including departure taxes
    • Duffle bag for the trekking
    • Down jacket and sleeping bag during the trek
    • Nepal Hiking Team T-shirt, trekking map, and trip achievement certificate
    • First aid medical kit
    • Sagarmatha National Park Permits fee
    • TIMS Fee- Trekkers' Information Management System (Please bring 2 passport size photos for permit)
    • Government taxes & office service charge

    Cost Excludes

    • Meals not specified in the 'Meal Inclusions' in the itinerary.'
    • Travel Insurance
    • International airfare
    • Nepal entry visa: you can obtain a visa easily upon your arrival at Tribhuwan International Airport in Kathmandu. (a multiple-entry tourist visa good for 30 days can be obtained by paying US $ 40 or equivalent foreign currency. Similarly, multiple-entry tourist visas for 90 days can be obtained by paying US $ 100. Please bring 2 copies of passport-size photos.)
    • Cold Drinks Inc. coke, water, Fanta, etc.
    • Snacks and other personal expenses
    • Hot showers during the trek except in Phakding, Namche, and Lukla
    • WiFi internet during the trek.
    • Personal trekking equipment
    • Tips and gratuities for trekking staff and drivers

    Cost and Date

    September, 2023

      Travellers‘ reviews

      Review (s) Summary

      5.003 ratings
      • Pikey Peak trek: Great Experience

        Ganga and his team were absolutely fantastic. I booked a very last-minute flight to Nepal and Ganga was able to arrange a wonderful trek around Pikey Peak. Sanjay my guide was there to pick me up from the airport and was with me for the rest of the trek. Together with Niman they were excellent company and the trek delivered everything I hoped it would.
        The team was also able to change the itinerary mid-trek to arrange for me to incorporate a helicopter flight to Everest Base Camp. When back in Kathmandu, Ganga also arranged for a quick side trip to Pokhara to go paragliding and also have a full day sightseeing around Kathmandu.
        Huge thanks to Ganga, Sanjay, Niman, and the rest of the team.
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        - Excellent
        Mr. Adam
        AO   |   2nd May 2023
      • A classic trek to Everest with amazing services

        I wanted something that was a bit different from the regular Everest Base Camp Trek journey for my second visit to Nepal. I was with Nepal Hiking Team the first time as well when I first did the Base Camp Trek with them a couple of years ago, and their good services back then was enough reason for me to go with them again this year. The Classic Jiri to Everest Base Camp was suggested and when I was given details about the trip, I was quite impressed with what I was getting for the price that I was paying. Also, the trek also had the added places of Jiri and other villages that I hadn’t experienced the first time, so this really made me consider doing this trek. After a prompt and informative conversation with Mr. Ganga, the trip was arranged and it was just amazing. A private trip was arranged for me, with a porter and a guide and the journey was filled with good pictures, amazing mountains, old villages and ‘Nepali culture. Although it was the end of February and the beginning of March when I did the trek, the weather wasn’t so bad and thankfully, I experienced no delays in the schedule. I was with Mr. Narayan the first time, and I requested him to be my guide this time around as well, which was arranged easily. The trek was a millpond of serene atmospheres, distant Blue Mountains and tranquil village-life. I loved walking through the pasturelands and looking at the views of the mountains, the whole experience was one of peace and aesthetics. During the journey, we did not hurry at all, but rather walked on my own pacing. Narayan was helpful and stayed with me the entire time, He arranged the guesthouses and the meals for me, and gave amazing insight into the places and the mountains. My porter was also one of the best people I have had the fortune of meeting because his hard work and dedication shone through with his constant work and punctual toil in the steep mountain trail. Overall, it was the best trekking journey and I am thankful to Nepal Hiking Team for outdoing themselves once again. A good service, caring people and amazing landscapes, the trek was a combination of good moments and satisfactory hours. Nepal Hiking Team truly is the best!

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        - Excellent
        Mr. Malcolm Cutliffe
        GB   |   3rd Sep 2017
      • The best trek with one of the most professional and caring team!

        Thank you Nepal Hiking Team for providing one of the best trekking journeys to us in Nepal. My friend and I really enjoyed our trek and it was filled with amazing and beautiful moments and nature. We would like to point out that, albeit it being an already established fact, Nepal truly is one of the most beautiful and diverse countries in the world and we are fortunate to have been in the company of one of the best teams who showed us the country’s wonders in a very light-hearted, fun and enjoyable manner. We did the trek in May and from the first moment of contact with the agency, we were assured that we would be in good hands. Mr. Ganga answered our queries and questions very promptly and with details and information that were extremely useful in our trip. We were given a briefing and plans were also explained to us in detail when we arrived in Kathmandu as well. When we landed, we were greeted by Bhim, our guide during the trip. We enjoyed the city tour on our first day and when the trek started, we were given the best services of the transportation, the meals, the accommodations and other experiences along the way. Our guide was extremely apt at his work and we felt safe and comforted with him. Really, we cannot praise Bhim enough for his excellent work with us during the trip. Our porter was also a very hard-working man and he was always ahead of us during the trek. The villages and the environment of the mountains were extremely lovely and the weather was nice, so we enjoyed our experience in Nepal to the fullest.

        It was a dream travel experience and it had everything to do with the services and care of Nepal Hiking team and its members who assisted us and arranged everything brilliantly. The trip was smooth, we did not have any problems or reasons to complain about anything, we got to experience authentic Nepali culture and met up with lots of other trekkers along the way as well. It was a very good experience and a grand trekking journey. Nepal Hiking Team really did the best work and they are certainly worthy of our recommendation!

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        - Excellent
        Mr. Paul Thomas
        GB   |   3rd Sep 2017