Everest Base Camp Trekking
5,380 m (17,600 ft) m
Moderate to Adventurous walks.
Everest Base Camp
About : Everest Base Camp Trekking
‘amazing adventure trekking on the foot of world number one and highest Mt. Everest’
“Everest Base Camp Trekking is an awesome experience walking on the foot of world tallest mountain. Exciting walks to the base of Everest close to massif tumbling Khumbu Ice-Fall and glaciers. Enjoy the harmony of local Sherpa the highlanders of Everest with amazing colorful cultures. Scenic views of dramatic rolling green hills, valley and river gorge with stunning range of peaks. Explore fascinating traditional villages of old heritage farm life with impressive Buddhism religion.”
Introduction for Mt. Everest Base Camp Trekking:
Mt. Everest base camp trekking where one can experience impressive local culture of Buddhism besides stunning views of high snow-capped mountains, it remains constant throughout the walks from the beginning to an end of the adventure.
Jugal Holidays present Mt. Everest base camp trekking for interested travelers with enjoyable and exciting times where walk takes you around beautiful places in the close backdrop of high Mt. Everest and other range of peaks.
Adventure starts taking a scenic short flight from the capital Kathmandu to reach Nepal Far Mid-East Himalaya range around Khumbu and Everest region, as aircraft lands in Lukla airport named after legendary mountaineers Tenzing and Hillary the first to conquer Mt. Everest in May 29th 1953.
From Lukla following a nice pleasant path through many farm villages lined with religious monuments as walk enters Sagarmatha National Park enriched with exotic alpine flora and fauna, the name Sagarmatha for Everest in Nepalese while local native Sherpa knows as Chomolungma, means great Mother in both languages.
After the park entrance crossing several times over the same Dudh Kosi river and within beautiful forested area of tall rhododendron, magnolia, oak, blues pine with silver fir trees as route leads to steep climb for few hours to reach high and interesting large village at Namche Bazaar, nearly a size of a town.
Spending times in Namche to support acclimatization against high altitude symptoms an interesting village where trekkers can find almost all types of facilities from banks, ATM, well stocked stores and shops, where once a week Saturday market held hence the name tagged as Namche Bazaar.
Journey continues much higher facing super panorama of peaks with Mt. Everest and magnificent Mt. Amadablam as climb heads into cool shade of forest to reach at most scenic and beautiful spot at Tengboche and the monastery.
Located in the midst of serene woodland surrounded by high snow capped mountains with fabulous views of Mt. Everest and Amadablam includes range of peaks, at Tengboche visit its impressive monastery and witness beautiful religious colorful decoration.
From Tengboche leaving the green vegetation and tree lines as walk takes you around higher terrain getting closer to our destination at Everest base camp, trek takes you with overnight stops around nice settlement of Dingboche, Lobuche to reach at Gorakshep.
Gorakshep situated on the junction of Everest, Lhotse and Pumori base camps with main trail towards high Kalapathar Hill top, after Gorakshep walk further east to reach our main target and goal at Everest base camp enclosed within high giant peaks.
Enjoy fabulous moments within towering peaks and glaciers our next adventure takes you to the highest spot of the trek on top Kalapathar Hill at 5,545 m for closest views of Mt. Everest and Mt. Pumori with range of mountains that surrounds you on this high spot.
Completing our high altitude walks and being close to world highest peaks, return journey on downhill and back into green tree lines to reach at Namche unto Lukla for last overnight stop around Everest area, where next early morning panoramic flight brings you at Kathmandu, after a remarkable adventure and experience on Mt. Everest base camp trekking.
Best time and season for Mt. Everest Base Camp Trekking:
The best time for Mt. Everest base camp trekking and other Himalayan destinations in spring season from March to May as well during autumn in September till early December months, March to May where days are warm with enough day lights cold in the morning and late afternoon till night time, can expect snow sometimes on high hills and over the pass.
An enjoyable time in spring when wild flowers are in full bloom especially rhododendron of various species from tall trees to bush with magnolia and other beautiful flowers that makes a natural garden around green hills up to Tengboche.
September to early December months best time with clear fine days for views and pleasant walks but short sun-light hours due to autumn and winter season, much colder morning till night times can expect snow sometimes during walks on higher altitude areas.
Trip Outlook of Mt. Everest Base Camp Trekking:
Trek Mode: Hotel in Kathmandu with local lodge on treks
Trek Grade: Moderate to Adventurous walks.
Trekking Region: Nepal North Mid-East within Solu-Khumbu district of Sagarmatha zone
Highest Elevation: On top Kalapathar Hill 5,545 m with Everest Base Camp 5,364 m high.
Trek Duration: 10 Nights and 11 Days (with flights both ways)
Total Trip: 14 Nights and 15 Days (from arrival to main departure)
Outline itinerary for Mt. Everest Base Camp Trekking:
Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu.
Day 02: Flight to Lukla
Day 03: Phakding to Namche Bazaar
Day 04: Acclimatizing day at Namche Bazaar
Day 05: Namche Bazaar to Phorse
Day 06: Phorse to Dingboche
Day 07: Dingboche to Duglha
Day 08: Duglha to Lobuche
Day 09: Lobuche to Gorak Shep
Day 10: Gorak Shep to Kala Patthar to Pheriche
Day 11: Pheriche to Namche Bazaar.
Day 12: Namche Bazaar to Phakding to Lukla
Day 13: Lukla to Kathmandu.
Day 14: Fly back to home.
Everest Base Camp In One Day:Everest Heli Tour
Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu
After your arrival in Kathmandu, Our representatives will be there waiting to give you a hearty welcome to Nepal with your name card. You will be taken to the hotel by our representatives. At the evening we will provide you a warm welcome dinner at a typical Nepali restaurant.
Day 2: fly to Lukla, trek to Phakding 3-4 hours trek
We start with a secenic flight to Lukla which is the entrance of our trek. We will meet our rest of the team members have some breakfast there and start our trekking. We will walk on a trail that gradually descends too Cheplung village from where we will get a glimpses of Mt.khumbila, a sacred mountain which has never been climbed. We will take lunch there take some rest and then we will gradually descend until Phakding. We will have our dinner in Phakding. Our overnight stay will be on Phakding.
Day 3: Phakding to Namche Bazar 5-6 hours trek
The trial today passes through a beautiful pine forest and we will continue our walk on a trial that goes north up the Benkar valley following the banks of Dudh Koshi River. We cross the Dudh Koshi River and pass Chumoa and Monjo village before reaching the entrance of Everest National Park. Then after crossing suspension bridge, we pass jorsale village and walk alongside of Dudh Koshi and Bhote Koshi River. We ascend on a step trial and reach the biggest town in the Everest region i.e. Namche Bazar. We will be staying overnight witnessing beautiful Namche Bazar.
Day 4: Acclimatization Day – Namche Bazaar
Since we will be gaining a lot of high altitude acclimatization is very important to reduce the chances of altitude sickness. We will have a rest day today at Namche for acclimatization. We will tour to the primary town of the Everest region which is Namche Bazar. It also has government offices, ATMs, internet cafes, shops, restaurants, and colorful markets. Overall this market is one of the major economic hubs of Khumbu region. We will spend our whole day hiking to the places that are near to the areas. We can hike up to Sagarmatha National Park and enjoy the sunrise over the Himalayas. After that, we will visit the Hillary School and monasteries. It will help our body to acclimate the lower content of oxygen in the air. Our overnight stay will be on Namche Bazaar.
Day 5: Namche Bazaar to Tengboche 5- 6 hours
We begin our trek to Tengboche via Phunki. The trek until Phunki is not very difficult. After reaching Phunki we will ascend towards the biggest monastery which is Tengboche Monastery which lies in Tengboche village. The UNESCO world heritage site Sagarmatha National Park is also located here; we can enjoy the beautiful panoramic views of the Himalayas which the monastery is blessed with. The Himalayas including Mt.Everrest, Nuptse, Lhotse, Ama Dablam, and Thamserku can be viewed from here. We will be staying overnight in Tengboche.
Day 06: Tengboche to Dingboche , 5 - 6 hours
Throughout today’s trial to Dingboche, we will be exploring the magnificent views of Mt.Everest, Lhotse, and Ama Dablam. Here we will walk downhill to Debuche and cross the Imja River to Pangboche Monastery. We will be walking around the Imja valley and Lobuche River before ascending to Dingboche. This beautiful village gives amazing pictures of Himalayan agriculture and animal husbandry. We can have amazing views of beautiful barely, potato, and buckwheat fields along with animals grazing along those fields.
Day 07: Dingboche, Acclimatization
Dingboche is our acclimatization stop which is located in Chukung Valley. After having breakfast we will trek towards Chukung valley which is not very difficult. We will have our lunch here. This valley is famous for remarkable views of mountains such as Makalu, Lhotse, Chalotse, and Ama Dablam. Moreover, we will also get to see the beautifully arranged fields with stone walls in order to protect the seasonal crops from cold winds and grazing animals. After this remarkable short trek, we will then go back to Dingboche. We will have our dinner here and our overnight stay will be on Dingboche.
Day 08: Dingboche to Lobuche 4-5 hours
After breakfast, we forward our steps towards Lobuche. After approximately two hours trek we will reach to Thugla. There we will take a rest for some time by having some hot drink. We can see the high mountains getting closer to us as we proceed towards Lobuche. On our trek to Lobuche, we will climb up to the steep hill where we can see the Everest Memorial which is a memorial for the climbers who have lost their lives while attempting to summit Mount Everest. As we continue our trial to the Khumbu Glacier moraine we will be facing several great peaks. After 5-6 hours trek from Dingboche, we will reach to Lobuche. Our today’s overnight stay will be on Lobuche.
Day 09: Lobuche to Gorakshep , 2-4 hrs
Goarakshep is our today’s destination for overnight. The hike up to Gorakshep is about 2 hours. As we further our trials it will get harder than before but the trail gets easier as we climb about 150m. There will be a strenuous walk along the Khumbu Glacier and up to Everest Base Camp. As we reach the base camp at 5365m, we will enjoy the amazing view of Khumbu icefall. Moreover, the Everest Base Camp itself is incredibly beautiful. The mesmerizing views of Nuptse, Khumbuste and Pumori mountains from the base camp are so alluring. We will return back to Gorak Shep for the night. Our overnight stay will be on Gorakshep.
Day10: Gorakshep to Kala Patthar to Pherice, 7-8 hrs.
Today we will have an early breakfast in Gorakshep. After having breakfast we will be heading towards the best view point on the earth which is Kalapatthar. From there we can grasp the remarkable view of the Mt. Everest. The views of Kalapatthar are outstanding. It will give us that heavenly pleasure we might have never thought of having off. We will have our lunch there and will return back to Pherice. Our overnight stay will be on Pherice.
Day 11: Pheriche to Namche Bazar 6-7 hrs.
We will wake up early in the morning and start our journey to Namche by following the trials of beautiful juniper and rhododendron trees and crossing the Bridge of Dudh Koshi River we will move downwards losing almost 2,000ft of elevations. Leaving the beautiful mountains behind us we can also spot mountain goats, pheasants and other wild animals and birds habitual to the area.we will ultimately reach Sansa from where we will witness mesmerizing views of Ama Dablam, Thamserku, and Nuptse mountains. We will arrive back to Namche and our overnight stay will be there.
Day 12: Namche Bazaar to Lukla 6-7 hrs.
Today we will have our last day in the mountains. There will be mostly a downhill trek on a trial along the bank of the Dudh Koshi River. We will trek toward the Hillary Suspension bridges, and also pass by several monasteries and villages before reaching Lukla. After reaching Lukla we will take rest and spend some quality time remembering all those bittersweet reminiscences of the journey. Our overnight stay will be on Lukla.
Day 13: Lukla to Kathmandu
Bidding goodbye to Everest region we will take an early flight to Kathmandu from Lukla airport along with the glimpses of the mountains we have recently visited. After reaching Kathmandu we will go back to our hotel.
Day 14: Final Departure from Kathmandu
Today you will have your final hours in Kathmandu. After having breakfast you are free till the departure. We hope you had an amazing time with us and we look forward to serving you again. Our representatives will drop you to the airport for your final departure.
- Airport pickups and drops by private vehicle
- Teahouse accommodation during the trek
- All meals (breakfast, lunch, and dinner) during the trek
- Welcome and farewell dinners
- All ground transportation on a comfortable private/Tourist vehicle as per the itinerary
- Guided city tour in Kathmandu by private vehicle
- Entrance fees for sightseeing/monument visits as per the itinerary
- An experienced, English-speaking and government-licensed trek leader and assistant trek leader (4 trekkers: 1 assistant guide)
- Porter service (2 trekkers: 1 porter)
- Staff costs including their salary, insurance, equipment, food, and accommodation
- All necessary paperwork and trekking permits.
- Medical kit (carried by your trek leader).
- All government and local taxes
- International air fear, visa fee, and airport tax.
- Travel & Health Insurance.
- Any Alcoholic Drinks, Cold Drinks, Bar Bill.
- Personal nature such as laundry, telephone/fax calls.
- Any reasons beyond our control such any accidents, medical evacuations, etc
- Tips to drivers, hotel staff, and any meals apart from the ones mentioned above.
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An Amazing Adventure
We did a trek to Everest Base Camp with Jugal Holidaysr. Our guide was amazing. Very informative, kind and helpful. All in all a great experience, if you love mountainous regions this trek is worth undertaking and as long as you take it steady it is not a particularly difficult trek.
Would highly recommend to anyone considering EBC trek.
Everest Base Camp Trek with Jugal Holidays
Really beautiful and adventurous trip- i highly recommend this. The trip, the staff and the accommodations were all top notch. This was my first trip to Asia and it did not disappoint.