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14 Days
Availability : All Year
Kathmandu
Kathmandu
Min Age : 13+
Max People : Group or Private Trek Options
Trek Details of Trek to Everest Base Camp

Trek to Everest Base Camp is a perfect trek for one who is willing to take on challenges and wants to explore much more of Nepal and its culture. The wonderful trail filled with various natural calamities is what makes Trek to Everest Base Camp a luxury. Moreover, throughout this trek, you may also have a glance at 4 of the highest peaks out of 6 in the world. Which includes Mt. Everest (8,848.86m), Mt. Lhotse (8,516m), Mt. Makalu (8,470 m), Mt. Cho-Oyu (8,201 m). and many more mountains. the adventure challenging and fun experience. you will explore and love this Everest trekking and hiking in Nepal.   

Trek Overview

The wholesome experience of Trek to Everest Base Camp takes you deep into the Khumbu valley. allowing you to acknowledge and experience the widely known beauty of Sagarmatha National Park. Moreover, of course, you also have a glance at other 8000m peaks, and the diverse culture of Nepalese people. In addition, Topped with various flora and fauna, springs, and glaciers will add to your experience making it more and more amazing.

This amazing trek begins from the flight to Lukla from Kathmandu. Moreover, the trek starts from Lukla in the south towards Phakding passing through Chaurikharka village and Dudhkoshi Ghat. Therefore, On the same day, following the lush pine forests, we ascend toward Namche Bazaar (3440m), Namche Bazar is situated on the slope of an arch-shaped mountain. Therefore, it is sure to offer you thrilling and heavenly views to die for. Namche Bazar has been widely popular for its being a tourist-rich area. In addition, As well as a resting place for those who tend to go towards the Khumbu region. Therefore, making it the last shopping point throughout your trek.  

Namche Bazaar and the journey ahead.

Therefore, Continuing our journey after one day of acclimatization in Namche Bazaar. Moreover, We move on to our next destination i.e Tengboche passing through Dingboche and Lobuche. The path toward Tengboche is full of ups and downs. In addition, you may see the views of Nuptse and Lhotse. Also, the Tengboche monastery, the largest monastery in the Khumbu region is situated here. Moreover, adding a great cultural and spiritual significance to this place with the magnificent backdrop of Mt. Amadablam. Moreover, This amazing trek from Tengboche to Dingboche descends from a dense rhododendron forest and multiple small villages. When reaching Dingboche we take a day’s leave for acclimatization. Therefore, the next day you will walk alongside the enormous Khumbu Glacier and then ascend to the Pheriche village then we arrive at Lobuche.

Moreover, from there you will continue hiking to Gorakshep and move on towards the mighty Everest Base Camp. At the camp, you will spend some time basking in the natural beauty at the base of the world’s highest peak.

Moreover, from there, we take a hike to Kala Patthar, from which there are outstanding views of Mt. Everest can be seen. Therefore, We then retract back and continue our descent to Lukla and then to Namche Bazaar. Lastly, The next day you will fly back to Kathmandu. Ending the Trek to Everest Base Camp. 

Highlights of Trek to Everest Base Camp
  • Sherpa people, their cultural norms and values.
  • Tengboche Monastery: the biggest monastery in the Khumbu region.
  • The diverse flora and fauna of Sagarmatha National Park and the almighty park itself.
  • Stunning views of Mt. Everest from Kalapatthar. Therefore, it is known as the Everest viewpoint.
  • Breathtaking views of the world’s highest peaks above 8,000 meters such as including Mt. Everest (8,848.86m), Mt. Lhotse (8,516m), Makalu (8,470 m), Mt.Cho-Oyu (8,201 m), Mt. Nuptse (7,861 m), and many other peaks. 
Short Itinerary          
  • Day 01. Arrival in Kathmandu. And transfer to your hotel 1,400 m.
  • Day 02. Flight to Lukla- (35 Minutes). Hiking to Phakding 2,652 m – 3 hrs.
  • Day 03. Trek to Namche Bazaar 3,440m – 7 hrs.
  • Day 04. Rest Day: Acclimatization. In Namche Bazaar.
  • Day 05. Trek to Tengboche 3,800m – 5 hrs.
  • Day 06. Trek to. Dingboche 4,210m. – 6-7 hrs.
  • Day 07. Rest Day—Acclimatization.
  • Day 08. Trek to Lobuche 4,920m. -6-7 hrs.
  • Day 09. Trek to Gorakshep(5,180m). Trek to Everest base camp (5,364 m) after lunch. Then return to Gorak Shep 7-8 hrs.
  • Day 10. Hike to Kala Patthar (5,545 m). Everest Sunrise view, then Trek back to Pheriche 4,240m – 6-7hrs.
  • Day 11. Trek back to Namche Bazaar  3,450 m – 7-8hrs.
  • Day 12. Trek back to Lukla 2,840 m. – 7-8 hrs.
  • Day 13. Morning flight back to Kathmandu, free afternoon.
  • Day 14. Departure for home. 

Departure & Return Location

Kathmandu Nepal

Trek Grade

Strenuous

Maximum Altitude

5545m

Price Includes

  • Airport pick up and drop by car/van/ bus/
  • Tims Card (Trekkers Information Management System)
  • Everest National park trekking entry permit
  • Pasang Lhamu Rural Municipality
  • Tea house accommodation during the trek.
  • English speaking guide.
  • Porter service (1 porter between 2 person basis)
  • Snickers chocolate one each person during the trek.
  • Accommodation, Food, Salary, Insurance, and medicine for all staff.
  • Medical kit.
  • Trip certificate.
  • Company Duffel bag and a t-shirt during the trek.
  • Domestic flight ticket and airport tax Kathmandu – Lukla – Kathmandu, member and guide.
  • All government and local taxes.

Price Excludes

  • No food and accommodation during your stay in Kathmandu. because the cost varies depending on where you choose to stay and eat.
  • No meals included in the mountains (Allow USD 360-470 For meals not included) depending on what you're gonna eat.
  • Travel medical insurance and emergency evacuation cost.
  • Nepal entry visa fee and International air fare.
  • Personal equipment.
  • Tips for guide and Porter (Tipping is expected)
  • Personal expenses such as: Alcoholic beverages, hot shower, water bottle, cold drinks, hot water, battery charge and donation. etc.
  • Any other expenses which are not mentioned on ‘price included’ section.
What to Expect during Trek to Everest Base Camp

Mount Everest Trekking in Nepal trek per day between 4 to 8 hours depending on the walk. Likewise, We can always tailor the date to suit you and your needs.  Therefore, Most importantly trekking with Happyland Treks we must try to drink 4-5 liters of water per day because water is known to help when combating mountain altitude sickness.    

Highest Altitude of the Trek during Trek to Everest Base Camp

Likewise, Mount Everest 8848.86 m. is the highest point on the earth and Mt. Everest has three different names as
Nepali: Sagarmatha.
English: Everest.
Chinese: Chomolungma. 

Moreover, We are always there to help and support you and your journey. Learning about local culture and their  Sherpa people. Likeiwse, Visiting Gomba, monastery, prayer flag, and prayer wells. Reaching Everest Base Camp 5364m. and Kala patthar 5550m. Therefore, Kalapatthar is the highest altitude of this trek. Above all, during the trip, we will sleep at a maximum altitude of 5180m. (Gorakshep)
Small domestic flight from Lukla-Tenzing Hillary Airport, Khumbu District to Kathmandu and by land Kathmandu to Jiri, Salleri.

Purified water, Shower and Mobile Battery during Trek to Everest Base Camp

To sum up, During the trek almost every village you will have access to boiled purified drinking water. In addition,  When trekking you will go through terrain that can be flat, downhill uphill, and at points with lots of stairs. 

However, For the shower, cold showers are free but we do not recommend therefore not recommending cold showers during the trek because it is cold up there. Therefore, it’s better to have a hot shower which is possible by Gas Geysers, or Hot Bucked and prices start from 200 – 500 rupee per head.

In addition, The camera/mobile battery we always recommend you bring some extra batteries if possible, you can have a Mobile/Camera Battery charge for almost every tea house in the places, where you stay at night and it costs around 200 – 500 per battery charge.  That is to say, be selfdependent.

Itinerary of Trek to Everest Base Camp

Day 1 KATHMANDU: ARRIVAL DAY

Altitude: 1,400m/4,5938ft.

Our team heartily welcomes you to Kathmandu, the capital city of Nepal. We pick you up from Tribhuvan international airport and transfer you to your hotel. Then Our experts help you plan for a short evening session for the final preparation of your trekking.

Day 2KATHMANDU TO LUKLA FLIGHT, HIKE TO PHAKDING

Altitude: 2,800m/9184ft(Lukla)&2,652m/8,698ft(Phakding)
Walking Distance: 8km (3-4 hours)
Accommodation: Trekking tea house.

We begin with an easy day with a little bit downhill and a little flat. The thrilling flight from Kathmandu to Lukla presents you with the most wonderful views that are sure to make you go crazy. Therefore, this flight across the Himalayas takes around 35 minutes. Moreover, after arriving in Lukla, we start our trek the half the day to Dudh Koshi River to Phakding where we will stay the night.

Day 3PHAKDING TO NAMCHE BAZAAR

Altitude: 3,440m/11,283ft
Walking Distance: 10-12km (5-6 hours)
Accommodation: Trekking tea house.

Walking starts with an easy route on a flat surface. But gradually we enter the uphill valley and a little downhill. Moving with the Dudh Koshi River, we will enter the Everest National Park (registering your permit and showing or buying your entrance ticket). after reaching suspension Hillary bridge. at the end of the day, all the way steep trek 2:30 hrs. towards Namche Bazaar. we get the first glimpse of the almighty Everest in a distance.

Day 4NAMCHE BAZAAR: REST AND ACCLIMATIZATION DAY

Altitude: 3,440m/11,283ft
Accommodation: Trekking tea house.

Day 4 will be your best stay for you to acclimatize to the altitude of Namche Bazaar, the capital of the Khumbu region. Therefore, Hiking in the same region in a place like Khumjung or a two-hour climb to the Everest View Hotel (3880m) would be a great start to the adopt your body for a higher altitude.
Moreover, you could also dive deep into Sherpa culture, visiting their cultural museum and acknowledging their daily lifestyle. Therefore, also in Namche bazaar, you could visit Tenzing Norgay memorial to pay respect, as he was the first person to summit Mount Everest along with Sir Edmund Hillary on 29 May 1953.

Day 5NAMCHE BAZZAR TO TENGBOCHE

Altitude: 3,800/12,467ft
Walking Distance: 9.2 km (5-6 hours)
Accommodation: Trekking tea house.

The trek is flat with a little bit uphill to kayangjuma. Moreover, then the downhill starts from where we tend to cross the river, and at the end of the day 2:30 hrs. climb to Tengboche. During the trek to Phungi Thanga, you will see heavenly views during several ascents and descents on the way. Therefore, the same trail is then followed by a long, steep, and little hard climb to Tengboche. Moreover, this region has the largest monastery in the Khumbu region which is a much-visited destination. In addition, the spiritual and cultural value it carries means the world to Sherpas. Therefore, summing up the day we stay the night in Tengboche.

Day 6TENGBOCHE TO DINGBOCHE

Altitude: 4,200/13,779ft
Walking Distance: 9 km (5-6 hours)
Accommodation: Trekking tea house.

This trekking day fluctuates with a little bit of easy downhill at the beginning but gradually we go uphill. Also, at the end of the day, very little climbing and we tend to pass through a 5-7 minutes landslide area. This day begins as we start our trek following the Imja Khola river. Then we climb up to the Pangboche village which is. Therefore, the biggest settlement of Sherpas in the Khumbu region. After another couple of hours of trekking, we then arrive in Dingboche. Where you will see the jaw-dropping views of Mt Amadablam. The day ends as we stay overnight there.

Day 7ACCLIMATIZATION DAY IN DINGBOCHE

Accommodation: Trekking tea house.

Rest day is necessary when it comes to trekking in high altitudes, at least you have to climb a few hundred meters. So, we will be having rest for your body to adapt to the change in climate, pressure, altitude, and surroundings. During this free day, you definitely would want to experience much more things. Such as visiting stupas, walking to Chhukung village (4730m). Also, a hike up to the base of Nangkar Tshang peak (5083m) would be a great choice. We return to Dingboche for lunch and spend the night there.

Day 8DINGBOCHE TO LOBUCHE

Altitude: 4,900m/16,076ft
Walking Distance: 11-12 km (6-7 hours)
Accommodation: Trekking tea house.

On this day easy trek till to Thukla lunch place. Then after lunch 1:30 hrs. An uphill to the top of the high hill. Therefore, Which are the Sherpas memorial climbers being a place to tribute to the Sherpas who have lost their lives over years of climbing. The day concludes with an easy walk.

Day 9LOBUCHE TO GORAK SHEP, CONTINUE TO EVEREST BASE CAMP, AND BACK TO GORAK SHEP

Altitude: 5180m/16,994ft (Gorakshep) & 5364m/17598 (EBC)
Walking Distance: 15km (6-8 hours)
Accommodation: Trekking tea house.

This is the day for which we have been giving out all of our strength and dedication. We take the trail from Lobuche to Gorak Shep for about 3 hrs. Moreover, We take lunch at Gorak shep and check-in room as well. Mostly ascent and decent as rocky trails and glacier paths. Therefore, you must be ready to capture the most wonderful experience in the high mountain at Everest Base Camp of your life full of the mighty Himalayas, and scenic views that will thrill you from within. After Base Camp, we descend 180m, back to Gorekshep for a night’s stay.

Day 10GORAKSHEP TO KALAPATHAR AND PHERICHE

Altitude: 5,545m/18,192ft (Kalapathar) & 4,320m/14,173ft (Pheriche)
Walking Distance: 12-13km (7 hours)
Accommodation: Trekking tea house.

We start our journey early morning at 4:30 am when we start to climb from Gorakshep to Kala Patthar for an amazing view of Everest. In addition, then we fall back to Gorakshep for breakfast and continue our downhill journey. Kala Patthar is a must as it is well known for its great view of Mount Everest. Therefore, we will climb 2-3 hours uphill towards Kala Patthar(which means black rock). Which will later reward you with the scenic view of Mt. Everest, Nuptse, Changtse, and Lhotse shining brightly through the rays of the sun. Therefore, We then retrial to our original way to Gorakshep and descend to Pheriche. Staying overnight there.

Day 11PHERICHE TO NAMCHE

Altitude: 3,440m/11,284ft
Walking Distance: 13-15km (8 hours)
Accommodation: Trekking tea house.

However, on this day we descend to Tengboche but before our arrival, a 20 mins climb is required to reach Tengboche. Therefore, after lunch, we walk downhill and cross the Dudh Koshi river, Then after 1:30 hrs. of uphill and downhill we reach the flat to Namche Bazar. Therefore, Today we descend a whooping amount of altitude. In addition, there is still some uphill to scale though, We descend to Tengboche, kayangjuma with a decrease of 1000m in altitude. On the same day, we will arrive at Namche for a comfortable night’s stay.

Day 12NAMCHE TO PHAKDING AND LUKLA

Altitude: 2,800m/9,184ft
Walking Distance: 16km (6-7 hours)
Accommodation: Trekking tea house.

Lastly, the trek is downhill to Hillary suspension bridge and we pass through the using dense forest. Moreover, The trail then descends again to Lukla where we descend following the Dudh Koshi river, passing through the dense forest again experiencing more of the park’s flora and fauna, and crossing several villages. Therefore, After reaching Lukla you deserve a celebration along with your crew for this great accomplishment in the Himalayas which only the few can experience and conquer.

Day 13LUKLA TO KATHMANDU

Altitude: 1400m/4593ft.
Flight time: 35 min.

Therefore, After celebrating the win, the next day you will wake up early to take a flight back to Kathmandu where you will be transferred to the hotel. You explore Kathmandu city, do some shopping and relax the rest of the day. We will then reunite for a farewell dinner in the evening after such an amazing teamwork and experience, eager to know your feedback.

Day 14KATHMANDU: DEPARTURE DAY

Altitude: 1,400m/4,593ft.

On the final day, we will drive you to Tribhuwan International Airpot at the scheduled time for your flight back to your home. We wish you safe travel back home carrying good memories and experiences with us. We hope for your well-being.

Important Information

Accommodation During Everest Base Camp Trekking

Moreover, We stayed at the Tea house. Tea house trek basically means a small hotel with a cozy room established along the trekking route that provides room and food. Therefore, Most of these established family-owned and home-cooked meals are served as well as different types of European and western food. To sum up, It’s a bit different but it’s good.

Equipment and Trekking Kit necessary in Everest Base Camp Trek

However, For all Trekking and Hiking trips, we recommend you be prepared and have the items from this list

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Head:
Sun hat / warm fleece hat / Sunglasses / Head torch/headband

Body:
Few pair of T-shirt / Cotton t-shirt / Light thermal / leggings
Fleece jacket/down jacket
Lightweight walking pants /  Hiking Shorts / Undergarments

Feet:
Inner Socks / Thick warm wool hiking socks / Comfortable Hiking boots / Sandals

Hands:
Fleece Gloves / waterproof wind fleece gloves

Accessories:
Sleeping bag liner / Poncho rain cover / Trekking poles / Headlamps and spare batteries/camera batteries with chargers/watch with light alarm / Water bottle or Camel bag/money belt / Dry Packs

Toiletries and Personal Hygiene:
Shampoo / conditioner
Toothbrush and paste / Face and body moisturizer
Nail clippers file / Clothes washing shop
Toilet paper you can buy more on a trek/hand sanitizer / Sunscreen/body high UV Protection.

Medical Kits:
See your doctor for complete travel medicine including High altitude medicine Diamox. and In addition carry your daily medicine.

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Do I need training for Everest Base Camp Trekking

Trekking in the Himalayas is challenging. Therefore, As you will be hiking steadily for 4 to 8 hours a day, this trek is great for people with some physical fitness. In addition, Improving your cardio endurance with activities such as jogging or rowing beforehand can help your body and energy level during the trip, and ensure a safe and enjoyable experience. However, it is not necessary to be a high-level athlete, simply in good shape.

What is the best season for the Everest Base Camp Trek 

However, People travel and trek every month of the year, but the best seasons are Spring, from March to May, and Autumn, from October to the beginning of December. Therefore, January is one of the coldest months of the year and May is one of the hottest. In addition, the rainy season happens between June and August, so you should keep that in mind when planning your trip. 

Mountain Sickness and Prevention During Everest Base Camp Trek

To clarify, Mountain Altitude Sickness can affect anyone above 3000 meters. Altitude Sickness affects people regardless of sex, age, and fitness. Secondly, Therefore, If you are showing signs of mountain altitude sickness your safety is our first priority and we will facilitate you getting down as fast as possible.

Therefore, We suggest prior to trekking to ensure you are in good health and have consulted with your GP. However, It is recommended prior to departing that walking training is done so you have the most enjoyable time while trekking. Please feel free to contact us.

ACUTE MOUNTAIN SICKNESS!
However, Many people suffer from mild symptoms of AMS (ACUTE MOUNTAIN SICKNESS)
In addition, A light headache, loss of appetite, and disturbed sleep may occur when suffering from AMS. If you experience any of these symptoms do not continue to ascend. Therefore, stay where you are or go down to acclimatize.

Hace – High Altitude Cerebral Edema (swelling of the brain)
Hape – High Altitude Pulmonary Edema (fluids in the lungs)

SYMPTOMS INCLUDE:
Firstly, Persistent severe headache, difficulty breathing, confused thinking, loss of appetite, rapid breathing or breathlessness at rest, vomiting, coughing up pink, brown or white sputum, the sound of liquid in the lungs, blueness of face and lips, severe lethargy (not wanting to do anything), persistent bubbling cough, or persistently increased heart rate (110 per minute)
Prevention:- Therefore, Drink plenty of water (not the alcoholic beverage) and eat fruit – especially when crossing high pass.

Accommodation in Kathmandu 

However, Accommodation in Kathmandu is not included in this package and you will have to arrange accommodation for staying in Kathmandu yourself.  Therefore, Its costs varies depending on the tourist season as well as the areas where you choose to stay. In conclusion, Our team members will be more than happy to help you and provide assistance and guidance for booking accommodation or any other travel information related to your Nepal trip. 

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averia

Couple Traveller

Everest Base Camp Trek is a fantastic trekking adventure. We can see the world’s highest peak from a close point of view. Mount Everest is not only the highest but also the most beautiful mountain I’ve ever seen. Thanks for the supporting team.

May 31, 2022

antonia

Solo Traveller

This has been the second time I joined hands with Happyland Treks for my trekking in Nepal. First, I went to Upper Mustang with them and this time the Everest Base Camp. And being quite experienced with them I can tell, The whole team is helpful and friendly. Thanks for the perfect assistance.

May 16, 2022

mark

Solo Traveller

Namaste Happyland! Just wanted to drop by your website and Thank you guys for making my trip a wonderful one. Will always cherish the moments I got to spend with you guys. Thank you, Bimal!!

April 22, 2022

bryan

Solo Traveller

The trekking experience was excellent, and I’d like to recommend Happyland Treks for a safe and fun trekking adventure. My friends back home contacted this agency and appreciated their communication skills. They were thorough about the instructions and were eager to welcome us to Nepal.

March 31, 2022

guido

Solo Traveller

I trekked with Happyland Treks in 2017. Was reminiscing through my old pictures from the trek when I thought I hadn’t thanked them Enough. This may be the best way I can thank them. Thank you, Happyland Treks, for the best moments in my life whose memory I still cherish.

May 13, 2021
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