Everest Base Camp Horse Riding Trek

Everest Base Camp Horse Riding Trek
Activity
Horse Ride Trek
Destination
Nepal
  • Max Altitude
    5545 Meters
  • Group Size
    Min. 2 Pax 
  • Meals
    B.L.D 
  • Accommodation
    Hotel/Lodges 
  • Best Time
    March to May and Sept to Nov. 
Featured Trip
All Inclusive Price: $2,700USD
$350 extra for a solo traveler

Trip Overview

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.

Trek Route

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.

Highlights

  • 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.

Best Time

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.

For more reasons to book with us, we urge you to read the testimonials on TripAdvisor, an independent travel review site left by travelers who have used our service.

Itinerary

Day 01: Arrive in Kathmandu (1400m)

Day 02: Fly to Lukla and Ride to Phakding (2652m/8699ft)

Day 03: Ride to Namche Bazaar (3440m/11283ft) Duration: 5-6 hours

Day 04: Acclimatization Day at Namche Bazaar

Day 05: Ride to Tengboche (3860m/12660ft) Duration: 4-5 hours

Day 06: Ride to Dingboche (4410m/14464ft) Duration: 5-6 hours

Day 07: Acclimatization Day - Hike to Nagarjun (5100m/16728ft) Duration: 6 hours

Day 08: Ride to Lobuche (4910m/16105ft) Duration: 5-6 hours

Day 09: Ride to EBC (5364m/17594ft) and return to Gorak Shep (5181m/16994ft) Duration: 7-8 hours

Day 10: Hike to Kala Patthar (5545m/18188ft) – Ride from Gorak Shep to Pheriche (4210m/13809ft) Duration: 5-6 hours

Day 11: Ride to Namche (3440m/11283ft) Duration: 6-7 hour

Day 12: Ride to Lukla (2800m/9184ft) Duration: 6-7 hours

Day 13: Fly to Kathmandu

Day 14: Depart Kathmandu

Cost Includes

  • All ground transport in a private vehicle, including airport transfers
  • Two nights' accommodation with breakfast at a 3-star category hotel in Kathmandu.
  • Three daily meals with tea/coffee (breakfast, lunch, and dinner) during the trek
  • Best available twin-sharing lodge for accommodation during the trek. We provide private bathrooms with hot showers in Phakding, Namche, and Lukla.
  • Snacks of seasonal fruits during the trek
  • One highly experienced, helpful, and friendly guide. Porters (1 porter between 2 people) and their food, accommodation, salary, and equipment. Accident insurance for all staff
  • Round trip flight Kathmandu – Lukla / Lukla – Kathmandu, including departure taxes
  • Personal Horse for the entire hike from Lukla to Return.
  • Down jacket and sleeping bag use while trekking
  • Duffle bag for trekking
  • Trekking map and trip achievement certificate
  • First aid medicine kit
  • Sagarmatha National Park Permit fee
  • TIMS Fee- Trekkers' Information Management System (Please bring two passport-size photos for permit)
  • Government taxes & office service charge

Cost Excludes

  • Meals not specified in the 'Meal Inclusions' in the above itinerary
  • Personal Travel insurance
  • International airfare
  • Nepal entry visa. You can obtain a visa quickly upon your arrival at Tribhuwan International Airport in Kathmandu. A multiple-entry tourist visa suitable for 30 days can be obtained by paying US $ 50 or the equivalent in foreign currency. Similarly, multiple-entry tourist visas for 90 days can be obtained by paying US $ 135. Please bring two passport-size photos.
  • Soft drinks, including water
  • Snacks and other personal expenses
  • Hot showers during the trek except when in Phakding, Namche and Lukla
  • Personal trekking equipment
  • Internet, and phone call unless it is free.
  • Tips and gratuities for the trekking crews

FAQs

  • How do I get Visas to Nepal?

  • Will somebody come to pick me up at the airport upon my arrival?

  • Do you offer Airport Drop Off?

  • Do we book our own international flights to and from Nepal?

  • Which hotel you use in Kathmandu? Can I extend? And how much does it cost?

  • Can I upgrade my trip Hotel to Luxury Hotel in Kathmandu?

  • Where am I supposed to store my stuffs that are not required for the trek?

Cost & Dates

Group tours are unavailable for this trip, however, you can opt for the private trip. The private trips are available on any date of your choice at any time of the year. Let us know about your preferred travel dates and we shall organize it as per your convenience. Get in touch with your query now.

Reviews

Rachel and MeganUSA

We had an unbelievable adventure completing the Mardi Himal Trek in January 2023. Our guide Rajendra (Raj), and porter Rajesh  were professional, fun, energetic, and knowledgeable about not only the trek we were on but about many others in the area.

Tamar NitzanUSA

I'm so happy I went with Nepal Hiking Team. From the moment I arrived at the hotel, I knew I made the right choice. The hotel was in a great area. Bars, restaurants, clubs, shops were all within a 10 minute or less walk from the hotel.

I was doing

LachlanAustralia

I completed the 14 day Annapurna Circuit early December 2022, thank you so much to Surya and Rabin, who both went out of their way to make this trip, that I'd been planning so long,and  memorable. They were always checking in with me during the hike

Rick BelliveauPortland Oregon USA

Namaste! I highly recommend Nepal Hiking Team for your trekking adventure in the beautiful Himalayan Mountains of Nepal. This was my first trip to Nepal and additionally my first ever muli-day trek. Annapurna Base Camp Trek became a dream of mine about

JulesSydney, Australia

Posted on Nov 22 | Trip Advisor Review

We completed the 15-day Manaslu Circuit trek with Nepal Hiking Team in late November 2022.

The scenery of the Manaslu region is stunning and far more beautiful than we had imagined. The weather was excellent!