The Everest Base Camp Horse Riding Trek is a multi-day trek that takes you to the base of the world's tallest mountain on horseback. Known as one of the world's best trekking destinations in the world, Everest Base Camp is a trekkers' paradise. Experience this incredible destination on horseback, by riding all the way to EBC.
This 14-day Everest Base Camp Horse Riding Trek is a less tiring, sustainable, and unique adventure. Less tiring because you won't be physically exhausting yourself by walking. You will be covering the distance on horseback. Sustainable because you are not using a chartered flight to get to EBC, which most tourists who are unable to trek tend to do. Moreover, your trip will provide job opportunities for poor local horsemen, porters, and guides. This trip is unique because not many people get to enjoy the EBC experience on horseback.
Starting from Lukla, you ride pass the traditional Sherpa villages of Phakding, Jorsale, and Namche. At Namche, you halt for two nights to let your body adapt to high altitude. From Namche, you find the mountains getting closer, and you can enjoy terrific views of 8000 and 7000-meter peaks – Mount Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse, Ama Dablam, Makalu, etc. You ride past the lush pine and rhododendron forest of Tengboche before ascending to Dingboche, which lies well above the tree line.
A long ride to Everest Base Camp alongside the Khumbu Glacier brings you closer to 8000 and 7000-meter peaks. From Kala Patthar, you can savor close-up views of the great eight thousanders - Mount Everest, Lhotse, Makalu, and Cho Oyu.
Who is suitable for the Everest Base Camp Horse Riding Trek?
Everest Base Camp Horse Riding Trek is open to riders of all ages and levels of experience. A groom or horse minder will be trekking alongside throughout the trek. From solo riders to families trekking with kids, we cater to everybody.
For kids, small and sweet-tempered ponies will be assigned. This adventure is also ideal for those who have weak lower limbs and are unable to walk for long distances.
You need to be physically fit to complete this adventure. As this adventure will take you to an altitude above 5000 meters, you need to have strong lungs and a heart to withstand the drop in oxygen levels. At some sections of the trail, you may have to hike on foot.
About the Horse
The horses we use for the Everest Base Camp Horse Riding Trek are indigenous breed of Himalayan mountain horses known for their hardiness, fortitude, and docile nature. They are sure-footed, agile, rider-friendly, and can hike easily in difficult terrain and snow.
A groom or horse minder will be taking care of the horse throughout the trek.
- Horseback ride to the highest trekking destination in the world, the Everest Base Camp. The base camp is literally located at the foot of the 'top of the world, Mount Everest. As horse riding is clinically proven to lower stress levels and improve emotional well-being this adventure will enhance your inner well-being while connecting you with nature.
- Explore the wild landscape of the Khumbu Region on horseback. Start your ride from the lush and green Dudh Koshi River Valley and slowly climb above the treeline into the barren and rugged terrain. Himalayan rivers, lush green forests of pine and rhododendron, glaciers, and some of the highest mountains in the world.
- Mount Everest(the highest mountain in the world), Lhotse(4th highest mountain in the world), Makalu(5ht highest mountain in the world), and Cho Oyu (the sixth highest mountain in the world) and scores of 7000 and 6000-meter peaks can be seen up close during the trek.
- The trail weaves across the Sagarmatha National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and a rich storehouse of rare Himalayan wildlife and vegetation.
- Visit Sherpa villages and stay overnight at lodges run by Sherpa families. Get an insight of Sherpa culture and learn more about their way of life in this remote mountains.
- Witness Buddhist monks observing sacred rituals at the sacred Tengboche Monastery, the largest Buddhist monastery in Khumbu Region. As Sherpas are devout Buddhists, Buddhist religious icons, shrines, and symbols (stupas, mani walls, prayer flags, prayer wheels) can be found throughout the trail.
- Sunrise hike to Kala Patthar for a glorious view of Mount Everest, Pumori, Ama Dablam, Lhotse, Cho Oyu, etc.
- Ride along the Khumbu Glacier and gaze at the magnificent Khumbu Icefall, a field of frozen ice seracs.
- Two acclimatization days have been set aside in your itinerary to help you adapt to the high-altitude environment.
- We will assign an experienced local guide to guide you across the EBC trail. He will have the required license and skill to guide you through the wild trail. His training in first aid and wilderness survival will ensure your safety on the mountains. If there's any emergency, he will know how best to handle the situation.
March, April, and May during spring, and September, October, and November in autumn are the best months for Everest Base Camp Horse Riding Trek.
Why choose Nepal Hiking Team?
Nepal Hiking Team has been organizing mountain adventures in the Himalayas for travelers from around the globe since 2009. For us, each of our clients is special, and we ensure that their trip is safe, pleasurable, and smooth.
We have a network of local vendors (hotels, transportation companies, airlines) with whom we coordinate to get you the best service. To ensure your safety, we assign guides who are registered with the government and trained in first aid and wilderness survival.
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