Do you dare to trek to the foothills of the mighty Mt. Everest? If you do, you must check out the Everest Base Camp Trek package. The gigantic peaks, rocky terrains, and breathtaking landscapes will amaze you and keep you wanting more.
The hype behind the Everest Base Camp Trek started after the summit of Mount Everest by Sir Edmund Hillary and Sir Tenzing Norgay Sherpa. In 1953, the Bravehearts summitted the mighty Mt. Everest, creating history.
The news of the climb spread like wildfire across the globe. Everyone was interested in the EBC trek and wanted to experience the thrill with their own eyes. Thus, the popularity of the Everest Base Camp trek began, which is still relevant today.
Our trek to Everest Base Camp, also known as the EBC Trek, is a complete package that includes a sightseeing tour to the city of cultural wonder and a reserve day at the end of the trek. Your journey is fulfilling, like a batch you'll wear with you forever. Attempting to trek to Everest Base Camp is exciting, in which you'll witness the peaks of Mt Everest, Thamserku, Lhotse, Kwangde, and many more.
The stories of the Sherpas will inspire you, the breeziness of the route will add serenity, and the views of the mountains will be a beautiful memory that will stay with you forever.
So, what are you waiting for? You need to arrange your vacation dates; send us an inquiry, and we will arrange everything for you. As a travel agency based in Nepal, we want to offer you excellent service and make your trip memorable and remarkable.
Everest Base Camp Trek Highlights
- Explore the beautiful sites of Kathmandu on the sightseeing tour.
- Hop on a thrilling ride from Kathmandu to Lukla's famous Tenzing Hillary Airport.
- Cross soaring suspension bridges and enjoy the relaxing sounds of the rivers on your hike upto Namche Bazaar.
- Enter the Sagarmatha National Park- home to the most endangered breed like Snow Leopard and Indian Leopard.
- Visit the Sherpa museum and look closely at the Sherpa artifacts.
- Witness the 360-degree mountain ranges like Thamserku, Changtse, Khumbutse, Nuptse, and Lhotse.
- Visit and pray inside Khumbu's largest monastery- the Tengboche Monastery
- Watch a fantastic sunrise at the highest hiking point- Kala Patthar, and witness the closest view of Mt Everest.
- Hike to the most popular camp in Nepal- the Everest Base Camp and explore the area happily. Check out how the summiteers prepare to climb the mighty Mt. Everest.
- Get a chance to interact with the Sherpas and learn about their lifestyles in the Himalayas.
How hard is it to trek to Everest Base Camp?
You might be wondering whether the hike to Everest Base Camp is challenging. Well, some factors affect the difficulty level of the trek.
The first factor is the hiking route. The hiking routes from Lukla to the Everest Base Camp are moderate. You'll be walking on uphill and downhill terrains, which are tough, but one can embark on them without any problem.
Secondly, the altitude. In the Everest Base Camp Trek, the highest elevation you'll reach is 5545m. We understand that the number looks intimidating; we've got you. Altitude sickness is a severe problem in the upper region; however, this can be avoided with proper acclimatization and the help of a guide.
We've carefully prepared an itinerary with enough acclimatization days. By following the pattern, you can acclimatize your body to the altitude. Moreover, our guides from Nepal Hiking Team are experienced and skilled in their line of work. With years of experience, they've learned how to hike easily, information about altitude sickness, and many more. On the journey, they'll carry all the necessary medicines and guide you throughout the hike. Hence, we assure you that you are in good hands.
Can Beginners trek to Everest Base Camp?
The answer is Yes. Beginners can absolutely opt for the trek to Everest Base Camp. Considering this part, we also want to inform you that to hike; beginners must prepare themselves for the hike.
Now, how can you prepare for the trek? Here is some advice that you can use to make yourself fit for the trek,
- Include cardio exercises.
- Go to the gym for strength training.
- Include those exercises that target the thighs, calves, and arm muscles.
- Drink water regularly
If you prepare well and remember these things, you'll surely be ready for the trek.
Which is the best time to trek to Everest Base Camp?
The Everest Base Camp Trek is accessible all year round. Keeping this in mind, there are, however, some exceptions. We want your EBC trek to be the best one. Hence we recommend some of the best times for the trek.
The first is the spring season beginning from March to May. Spring is the best time, as you can expect perfect weather conditions. Next is the autumn season, which starts from mid-September to November. During this season, the weather conditions are moderate, i.e., neither too hot nor too cold, perfect for hiking.
Trekkers avoid the monsoon and the winter seasons due to heavy rainfall and snowfall. Trek during these seasons is possible, but most teahouses will be closed, and the weather conditions will not be favorable for hikes.
In summary, we recommend those best times, but we also want to let you know it is entirely your choice.
Your trip to the Everest region begins upon your arrival at the Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu. Our staff at the airport will welcome you and transport you to your designated hotel. On the next day, a sightseeing tour will be organized where you'll get to explore the different UNESCO sites in Kathmandu.
We will start our journey for the EBC trek with an exciting flight from Kathmandu to Lukla. Upon arriving at Lukla, you'll begin your hike to Phakding through the dense forests. On the way to Namche, you'll cross suspension bridges and pass several villages like Benkar and Monjo Jorsale.
From Namche Bazaar, you'll hike upto Everest View Hotel to witness the panoramic views of Thamserku, Changtse, Khumbutse, Nuptse, and Lhotse. Then, we'll ascend towards Tengboche, where you can visit the Tengboche monastery. We can spend time with the monks and pray inside the spiritual center.
We then continue our hike to Dingboche and also climb to Nagerjun Hill. You can enjoy the spectacular views of the snow-capped mountains and also a close-up view of Mt Amadablam, a beautiful mountain from the hill.
All along the route, you'll see small settlements, Himalayan snow-cocks, and also yaks.
Continuing these paths, we'll reach Lobuche and ascend to the ultimate destination, Everest Base Camp. After exploring the EBC, we'll descend to Gorakshep overnight. In the morning, we'll hike up to Kala Patthar to catch the bright sunrise and the closest view of Mount Everest and Khumbu Glacier.
Afterward, we descend back to Lukla via Pheriche, mainly taking the same path and reaching kathmandu via flight.
Alternative Treks You Can Consider!
So, we discussed the routes, best time, and difficulty level, and now let's talk about some alternative trekking packages that you can consider. These packages are of many kinds, based on time, age, and transportation facilities.
The Everest Base Camp is undoubtedly amazing, but you still have the choice to choose other packages for the trek. We've listed some of your best options below; check them out!
First on the list is the Everest Base Camp Short Trek. It follows the same route as the standard Everest Base Camp Trek. The only exception is that there is no sightseeing tour or leisure day in Kathmandu.
Second of all, there is the Everest Base Camp Heli Shuttle trek. Like the EBC trek, you'll trace the same route until the Everest Base Camp. While returning back to Lukla, instead of hiking, you'll take a helicopter from Gorakshep to Lukla. If you have limited time, this package will suit you.
Likewise, we also have the Everest Base Camp Heli Trek, where you'll be hiking to Everest Base Camp and then take a helicopter ride back to Kathmandu directly.
Now, for those who are aged, but don't want your age to limit your adventure spirit to hike to the Everest region, then you can check out the
Everest Base Camp for Seniors. Here the difference would be in short hiking days, two acclimatization days, and a leisure day in Kathmandu.
Last but not least, we've something for those with limited time who want to get the most out of the trek.
We've got the Everest Panorama Trek which can be completed in 10 days, where you'll start your hike from Lukla to Namche Bazaar and then back to Lukla.
In a nutshell, there are various packages, and you can choose whichever you want based on your preferences. Nevertheless, we are here to guide you on every step. As a team, we will discuss, prepare and arrange a fantastic trek for you.