Classic Everest Base Camp Trek

Classic Everest Base Camp Trek

Duration
22 days
Destination
Nepal
  • Trip Grade
    Moderate 
  • Max Altitude
    5545 Meters
  • Group Size
    Min. 1 Pax.
  • Best Time
    March to May & Sept - Dec 

Trip Overview

Opt out to a comparatively less travelled, strenuous and challenging trail to the Everest Base Camp. Classic Everest Base Camp Trek takes you to the top of the world – Everest Base Camp through a trail taken by the first climbers of Mt. Everest – Sir Edmund Hilary and Tenzing Norway! Making your way to Khumbu region with a flight to Lukla is an ordinary journey taken by anyone who would like to step in the homeland of Everest. However, to take a trail through Jiri, one needs to be physically fit and should possess an attitude to take anything that comes by in the unpredictable mountain terrain.

Classic Everest Base Camp Trek is a perfect combination of nature, culture and adventure. As we walk along the trail, we pass through alpine forests and Glacier Rivers with the inspiring vistas of mountains in our backdrop. Your journey through this trail involves many ups and downs that are nerve shaking but the rewards of awesome nature will keep you going. Visit to the monasteries on the way with the flag prayers throughout the trail will lift up your spirituality. A blend of interaction with local will let you know about the people, their culture and lifestyle. The mountainous life of people is appealing and their warm hospitality will make you feel homely.

The conventional route of Jiri starts after seven to eight hours drive from Kathmandu. The beautiful farmlands, lush landscapes, stunning waterfalls, pine and rhododendron forests that you pass by on the route are amazing. As you reach the Everest Base Camp and hike to Kalapattar, you will be blessed with the majestic views of mountains like Mt. Everest, Mt. Lhotse, Mt. Nuptse , Mt. Amadablam , Mt. Pumori, Mt. Thamserku etc.

Nepal Hiking Team has designed 22 days Classic Everest Base Camp Trek will great experience and thoughtfulness. The package has separated proper days for acclimatization required with the rising elevation. So, get ready to endure whatever comes in to your way. Experience the wilderness and challenges on the way to Everest Base Camp with Jiri to Everest Base Camp Trek.

Itinerary

Day 01: Arrive at Tribhuwan International Airport Kathmandu

Day 02: Trek preparation and Kathmandu Valley Sightseeing Tour

Day 03: Kathmandu to Jiri (2,370m/7,774ft) Duration: 8-9 hours

Day 04: Jiri to Bhandar (1520m/4985ft) Duration: 7-8 hours

Day 05: Bhandar to Sete (2500m/8200ft) Duration: 7 hours

Day 06: Sete to Junbesi (2675m/8774ft) Duration: 7 hours

Day 07: Junbesi to Nuntala (2345m/76916ft) Duration: 7 hours

Day 08: Nuntala to Khari Khola (2194m/7196ft) Duration: 6 hours

Day 09: Khari Khola to Puiyan (2890m/9479ft) Duration: 6 hours

Day 10: Puiyan to Phakding (2652m/8699ft) Duration: 6 hours

Day 11: Phakding to Namche Bazaar (3440m/11283ft) Duration: 6 hours

Day 12: Namche Bazar and Everest View Hotel

Day 13: Namche to Tengboche (3860m/12660ft) Duration: 5 hours

Day 14: Tengbuche to Dingboche (4410m/14464ft) Duration: 5 hours

Day 15: Hike to Nagerjun (5100m/16728ft) and return Dingboche, 6 hours

Day 16: Dingbuche to Lobuche (4910m/16105ft) Duration: 5 hours

Day 17: Lobuche to Everest Base Camp (5364m/17594ft) Duration: 8 hours

Day 18: Hiking to Kalapattar (5545m/18188ft) - Gorekshep - Pheriche (4210m/13809ft) Duration : 7 hours

Day 19: Pheriche to Namche (3440m/11283ft) Duration: 7 hours

Day 20: Namche to Lukla (2800m/9184ft) Duration: 7 hours

Day 21: Fly back to Kathmandu

Day 22: Farewell

Cost Includes

  • All ground transports in private vehicle 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 shower 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 shower during the trek except Phakding, Namche and Lukla
  • WiFi internet during the trek.
  • Personal trekking equipment
  • Tips and gratuities for trekking staff and drivers

Cost & Dates

  • Small Group Journey
  • Private Journey

Start Dates are your arrival date in Nepal and End Dates are the returning date from Nepal.

The set departure dates listed are specially quoted and specified for group joining option. Let us know if the set departure dates are not suitable for you- another dates which are suitable for you can certainly be added by us.

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Reviews

Malcolm Cutliffe, United Kingdom 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!
Paul Thomas, United Kingdom 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!
Ahmed, USA Joined recently for an Everest Base Camp tour and it was simply spectacular! The team was well equipped with all logistics and planning and Ganga did a fantastic job with communication before and during the trip too. As for the trip itself, it far exceeded expectations as we got lucky with great clear weather and really enjoying our hiking. Our tour guide Bal was excellent as he had a lot of previous experience, very knowledgeable, friendly, and a fun person. The accommodations and food were good too. Overall I would highly recommend Nepal Hiking Team to others. Note: Read this review on Tripadvisor (Click here)  
Dave, USA Had a truly great time in the mountains with the Nepal Hiking Team. Arrived from the Pacific Northwest with my boomer mom to trek to Everest Base Camp. (Made it.) Our group included four other ladies who’d met in college and were reconnecting. Was tough going at times but the NHT crew led us well. Our guides and porters were professional, kind, generous, and attentive. Their work was difficult—carrying our extra stuff, monitoring our conditions as we gained altitude, maintaining morale if/when it flagged, teaching us about Nepali and Sherpa culture, and showing us the way—and they all performed legendarily. Ganga and Raj put a lot of thought into making our trek enjoyable. They took great care of my mom and were very proactive with those who faced any altitude-related issues. I’m no world traveler or experienced backpacker, but this trip felt particularly fun and special. It awakened in me a far greater curiosity for travel. The mountain experience—organized by Ganga and led by Raj and his team of guides and porters—will be a cherished memory. Our NHT crew were all good people. I enjoyed their company and guidance immensely. We fly home this evening from Kathmandu and I’m already excited to return with friends, family, or solo. I look forward to trekking with NHT, Ganga, and Raj again. Read this review on Tripadvisor.
Robert, USA Our experience in the Himalayas has been wonderful. Our tour began on Lukla, and we travelled through great places, all the way into Everest Base Camp (5346m)... later a climb to Kala Patthar at (5455m) provided the best view to the TOP OF THE WORLD... wow. The mountains were amazing, never have I seen in my life. Thinking yourself walking in a narrow path with cliffs on either side.. Seeing a new culture, experiences unknown, and the way of life of the Sherpa community was astonishing. Seeing at the distance, way high in the mountain... and knowing that you will pass in that road. Seeing how the climate and the vegetation changes. Those magic moments where at a glimpses you suddenly see mount Everest. Guesthouses are of every sort and provide some comfort at high altitudes anyhow the way you see it is only an experience. My guide Bim took me through awesome places... fantastic views. he was always attentive to every need, was looking to my health, my food, and what and where we slept. Any request was promptly handled. The people from Nepal Hiking Team are the best. From the moment I arrived Kathmandu to the moment I have left they have taken all great care of us. Everything they have promised has been full filled and even more... they go the extra mile. They are very attentive and have kept all their promises.