Everest Base Camp Trek is one of the best trekking trails in the world. This trek gives nice view of Mt. Everest from Kalapathar and Himalayan glacier in Everet Base Camp. Everest Base Camp Trek goes up to more than 5000 meters. Also this trek is high trekking destination of Nepal and most popular trekking. Trekkers those who would like to do adventure thrill and want to put their legs in the highest point of world, this trek is need to do. You would feel on the top of the world and proud to share your feeling and experience of real adventure in life time.
Mt. Everest is the top highest peak of the world and everyone wants to touch it so Everest Base Camp Trek gives you an opportunity to touch it. Particularly Mt. Everest trekking region is home of Sherpa communities and it gives you their native culture, tradition and life style too. Everest Base Camp trek is being main attractions of the world because of its pure and real view of Mt. Everest, Kalapathar, Base Camp glacier and other mountains ranges above 8000 meters from sea level like as Nuptse, Lhotse, Makalu, Pumori, Kanchanjunga. It has other important attractions Sherpa typical villages, Monasteries, Hill stations, flora and fauna.
Best Season: March, April, May, September, October and November
Trekking Days: 17 days
Trek Style: Tea House or Lodge Trek
Everest Base Camp Altitude: 5422 meters
Treking Grade: Moderate
Group Size: Minimum one or two pax
Attractions: Kathmandu city, Everest Base Camp, Mt. Everest View, Sherpa Culture.
Activities: Tour and Trekking
Destination: Everest Base Camp
Trek Starts: Kathmandu
Trekking Ends: Kathmandu
Our representative picks you up at airport and transfer to Hotel.
Kathmandu city tour will be arranged or your trekking gear preparation for trekking
Morning fly from Kathmandu to Lukla. After Landing at Lukla starts walking to Phakding, this trekking trail goes up to Puiyan about an hour walking which is about 2800 meters from sea level. After Puiyan Phakding will be reached and night stop there.
Morning after breakfast, the trekking trail continues go up the Dudh Kosi valley to Jorsale, where the trail enters the Sagarmatha National Park. In Jorsale, trekking permit will be checked and National park entrance fee also collected there directly from trekkers. The trekking route continue along the trail, cross the Bhote Kosi River and climb steeply to Namche Bazaar. On this trekking trail trekker will see glimpse of Mt Everest. Stay at Namche Bazaar.
This day is rest day in Namche Bazaar to acclimatize for trekker. It protects the trekker from high altitude sickness if take a rest on higher place. If the keep continue walking, it can effect for health. Also Namche Bazaar is the hub of Sherpa society and community where we will have an opportunity to familiar with Sherpa culture, tradition and its society. Here is available all touristic equipments, police check post, health post, Banks etc. This day trekker is able to explore this Sherpa town with hiking around there. Night stay at Namche Bazaar.
Namche Bazaar to Tenboche trekking starts with steep up to Syangboche about an hour walking which is 3750 meters high. On the way to Tengboche this trekking trail provides excellent views of EVEREST and Ama Dablam. Sometimes the trail descend to Punki Thanka via Khumjung, then the trail steep ups through forests where sometimes one can see spot musk deer too. Tengboche is located in the altitude of 3870m which is surrounded by dwarf fires and rhododendrons. There is a largest monastery in Khumbu region. From Tengboche trekker can see a nice view of Mountains which called Kwangde (6187m,) Tawachhe (6542m)EVEREST (8848 m) Nuptse (7855m,) Lhotse (8618m,) Ama Dablam (6856m) Thamserku (6608m).
Tengboche to Dingboche trekking trail goes through Deboche which route is steep down. This trekking route is along with forests and big trees like as birches, conifers and rhododendrons. After crossing the bridge, trekking route ascends through forest and route is paved with stones. Also this route touch Pangboche before reached to Dingboche. After crossing Pangboche, the route enters alpine meadows above the tree line and get to Dingboche which is locate at the height of 4240m.
Trekking trail from Dingboche to Lobuche is steep up with broad and gently sloping valley and climbs up the terminal moraine of the Khumbu glaciers. After crossing the bridge and goes up higher on the moraine to a row of stone monuments erected in memory of many Sherpas and foreign mountaineers who have died on the way of climbing Everest before reaching Lobuche (4930m.)
Trekking trail from Lobuche to Gorakshep, it follows the grassy land valley with great views of Mt. Pumori. Then this trekking trail crosses a tributary glacier to reach the dry lake bed of Gorak Shep. After reaching Gorkshep, ascend to Everest Base Camp and back to goes up Kala Pathar which is highest point of Everest region which has altitude of 5545m. From Kala Pattar, trekker can see incredible views of Mt. Everest and Everest Base Camp. After hike up to Kala pathar, back to Gorakshep and overnight stay.
After complete the Everest Base camp and kala Pathar Trek, trekking trail is mostly descending. So trekking route from Gorakshep to Pheriche is steep down and walking is easy.
Trekking trail from Pheriche to Tengboche also steep down and route is along with some Sherpa villages and some nice view of mountains with forest on they way back to Tengboche.
Trekking trail from Tenboche to Namche is same trekking route as before steep up from Namche Bazaar. Trekker feels no different.
Trekking trail from Namche Bazaar to Phakding is easier than climbing up to Namche Bazaar. This route is mostly steep down and it doesn’t feel tiring the trekker.
This day, trekking from Phakding to Lukla is same way as before trekker walks up to Phakding. There is no difference of route. Trekking route is shorter too. This day one has to stay at Lukla even they arrive earlier, because client has to wait their flight from Lukla to Kathmandu. The flight from Lukla to Kathmandu is possible only in the morning.
Flight from Lukla to Kathmandu is operated in the morning time. Airlines company does not operate their flight in afternoon because of high windy. After fly from Lukla to Kathmandu, you will be free for your shopping or rest at Hotel..
After long day trekking, trekker will be tired, so we provide free day or shopping in Kathmandu.
We see you off this day for your onward destination.
Airport Transfers - Car/Van/Bus/Jeep
Accommodation on B/B basis in Kathmandu
All entrance Fees of Temple, Monastery, Museum, Durbar Square, Monuments and cultural program at evening.
Arrangements and transportation expenses during the tour/trekking
Arrangements and fees for trekking/hiking permits and national parks
Arrangements and expenses for local Tour Guide/Trekking Guide/Trekking Porter like as insurance, meals, daily wages, during the trekking.
Arrangements of TIMS(Trekking information management system)Card.
- Any unexpected costs that occur due to:
* Weather, Trail, Road Blockage, River conditions,
- Due to circumstances such as:
* Sickness, Government action, flight delays,
- Insurance and Emergency Rescue.
* Major changes in the itinerary
* Personal and free-time expenses
* Cold drinks or alcohol
* Extra hotel expenses
* Excess baggage charges
* Airport taxes
* Entry visas to Nepal
Sony Travels/Nepal Jang Treks and Expedition organizes trekking for our clients on their own choices date.
The following is a list of clothing and accessories that we recommend for treks and climbs in Nepal. This is not intended to be a comprehensive clothing and equipment list, rather it is intended to act as a reminder of those items that we feel are essential for your comfort and convenience. However we recognize that you may have your own personal preferences for clothing which may be equally as suitable.
Sun hat or scarf
Light balaclava or warm fleece hat
Sunglasses with UV protection
Light and expedition weight thermal tops
Fleece jacket or pullover
Fleece Wind-Stopper jacket (optional)
Waterproof (preferably breathable fabric) shell jacket
Down vest and/or jacket (optional)
Heavyweight gloves or mittens with a waterproof shell outer
Hiking shorts (2)
Lightweight cotton long pants
Light and expedition weight thermal bottoms
Fleece or wool pants
Waterproof (preferably breathable fabric) shell pants
Thin, lightweight inner socks (4)
Thick, warm wool hiking socks (4)
Hiking boots with spare laces
Camp shoes (sneakers and/or sandals)
Sleeping bag rated -10C. to -20C (Depending on trekking region)
Headlamp (e.g. Petzl Zoom) with spare bulbs and batteries
Small pad or combination lock-to-lock trek bag
Basic First Aid Kit (see Health and Medicinal)
Large plastic bags - for keeping items dry inside trek bags
Daypack (approximately 2500 to 3000 cubic inches)
Thermarest sleeping pad (Only Camping Trek)
Water bottles (2)
Small wash towel
Books (Highly Recommended)
Playing cards/backgammon/chess set
In addition to the items mentioned above for trekking, the following is a list of the additional specialized items which are required for the trekking peaks.
Plastic or leather mountaineering boots, with gaiters and crampons that have been tested for a good fit.
Fleece trousers or silhouette
Additional mits and gloves suitable for climbing
Ice axe, and ski poles (note - ice axes can be rented in Kathmandu)
Alpine climbing harness.
2 x tape slings
2 x screwgate karabiners
01. Trekking Permit
In Nepal, Government has made a system to need a permit to visit in some particular interior regions in the remote trekking area and Nepal’s national park, wildlife preserve. All visitors have to pay a certain amount which government has made a rate to visit those regions. It means called trekking permit which is available in the department of immigration in Kathmandu, regional office in Pokhara.
To apply for permit, it requires two photos and application form which is available in the department of immigration. You can get a permit same day within an hour. Visitor has to take a separate permit for separate regions.
Trekking Permit Fees: Nepal has some restricted areas for trekking and Nepal Government has applied special permit for those areas which are mentioned as give below.
Kanchenjunga Trek and Lower Dolpo Trek - 10 USD per week for the first four weeks and then 20 USD per week
Upper Mustang Trek and Upper Dolpo Trek – 500 USD for the first 10 days and then 70 USD per day
Manaslu Trekking - 90 USD per week for trekking during September to November and 75 USD per week during December to August;
Nar Phu Valle Trek – 75 USD per week and Tsum Valley – 35 USD per week.
Humla (Simikot-Yari) – 90 USD for the first seven days and then 15 USD per day for rest day.
No need trekking permit for the general trekking areas such as the Annapurna Trek, the Everest Trek and Langtang Trek
02. TIMS Card for Trekking
Nepal is naturally Paradise and best destination for trekkers. . It has high standing mountains, scenic hills and the luxuriant lowland Terai which offers some of the most spectacular trekking trails in the world. Passing through the diverse culture and nature. Trekking in Nepal gives unique life-time experience and thrill which involves a certain degree of physical risks owing to the rugged topography.
To trek in Nepal, our government and Trekking Agent Association have implemented Trekkers’ Information Management System (TIMS) to control illegal trekking operations and to ensure safety with security of trekker in general trekking areas for prompt information services when it requires. In the past it has an experience that many difficulties have been faced while carrying out rescue operations promptly during the times of accidents and natural calamities. Because of lack of proper record system of trekkers, their exact whereabouts and the information about trekking routes, rescue and search missions used to face difficulties in spotting the trekkers missing. So to be aware from such problems and to get easy to protect them, this TIMS is applied for all trekkers those whoever be individual or Group. TIMS is necessary for all general trekker of Nepal.
03: Best Trek Season
In Nepal best trekking seasons are autumn and spring.
Autumn Seasons mean September to November and spring seasons mean March to May.
Normally, trekking can organize around the year for some certain areas such as Annapurna, Everest and Langtang. But in rainy season most of the time is raining and road and trails are disturbance by some times land sliding and road blockage. This monsoon season is began from June to August. But some restricted area trekking means need special permit to trek this area such as Upper Mustang, Dolpo Trek, Humla, Jumla and Rara Lake Treks are organized in rainy season. Because no rain at that time in these areas.
In winter, most of the trekking trails will be blocked by snowing and glacier with so colds. Weather does not permit some remote area flights because of so foggy.
The best time for trekking in Nepal is began from spring (February to May) and autumn (September to November). These days weather is so clear and fine. Temperature is warm with clear skies make this season favorable for trekking. After December to January is also ideal for trekking, the air can be quite cold at high altitudes.
04. Types of Trekking
In Nepal, particularly we operate two types of Trekking. One is Lodge trek and other is camping trek. In trekking, trekker will learn about the diverse cultures, tradition and people. Also see the natural beauty of Nepal with panoramic mountain views.
Camping trek means organized trek with all trekking gears and meals. This type of trek needs plenty of preparation to organize where all trekking equipment and trekking crews are involved in Trekking for trekking member. Member stays at tent in camping site and all meals provide on the ground with chair and dining will be in camp site. Trekkers have to bring their personal trekking gears only.
In this trek, trekking gears include like as two men camping tent, sleeping bag, mattress, Kitchen tent, all kitchen equipment, hygienic foods(breakfast, lunch, dinner and tea, coffee, chocolate etc)
For the man power, Trekking Sirdar, Guide, Sherpa, Cook, Kitchen boy and Porters will be included.
Tea House or Lodge Treks:
In Nepal, some popular trekking areas are developed and built Lodges, hotels and guest houses. So for those regions it is easy to operate tea house or lodge trek.
Trekker can go individually or group too. Also In this trek we arrange accommodation, guide, porter and all meals for trekkers if they prefer to go through trekking company. They don’t have to be worried about lodging and fooding during the trek.
5. Trekking Grades
Trekking grades are categorized in three grades which are Easy, Moderate and Demanding.
Easy: Easy trek means easily accessible place where all ages’ people can hike up. This area is not higher than 2500 meters. This trek is especially targeted for beginners, old ages trekker and trekking with kids. Every day, they have to be walking 3 to 4 hours in average. Trails are neither too steep nor too up.
Moderate: The moderate trekking trails go up to 4000 meters height. Every day normally need to walk about 5-6 hours a day. They should have good health and physically strong with fit. It suits all trekker.
Strenous: This trek is organizing in far remote areas and altitude also will be more than 5000 meters height. They have to be physically and mentally strong and fit. Before beginning the trek, we advise those interested trekkers to check up their health problems and physical fitness. If all are good, there is no objection to start trekking for them.
Group joining or Fixed Departure Trekking
There is option for trekker with us to join group or on our fixed departure trekking schedule. For joining the group or on fixed departure trekking, it includes trekker of different countries and different ages, these are minor. Our group involvements are minimum two pax to maxmimum 15 pax group size.
6. Altitude Sickness in Trekking
In trekking, altitude sickness is known as Acute Mountain Sickness (AMS) which is particularly an important medical consideration while trekking in Nepal. But it sure that all trekker will not be such this Altitude Sickness and this effects such that people who ascend too rapidly to elevations above 3,000 meters. Normally the initial symptoms of altitude sickness are loss of appetite, light headache, dizziness, weakness, vomiting, slight swelling, sleeplessness etc.
In case of feeling above symptoms, best idea is bring down to low land and there should be first aid kits from protection. We advise our clients to acclimatization more and more. Actually altitude sickness can be happened above 3000 meters high.
7. Trekking Health Insurance
Before visit to Nepal, we suggest you to consult with your doctor for your health, is it fit or not to travel or trekking in Nepal. It is good idea to save your health and life. It would be better to protect from Malaria, Tetanus, Typhoid, Hepatitis and Polio.
Actually, for trekking, main health problem is high altitude sickness. The symptoms of acute mountain sickness experiences light headache, nausea, vomiting, and lethargy and feeling difficulty for sleeping difficulty or breathing. In this condition normally people take pills called ‘Diamox’. You can buy it Kathmandu any medical shop.
08: Emergency Rescue / Evacuation
We always take you care during the trek and we want that you would not get any problem on the way to trek, but sometimes it happens like as serious sickness, which we don’t expect, so in that condition, it is needed rescue by helicopter or take to some hospital for good treatment. For your life security, you should be liable for all expenses if it happens. So strongly recommend to all trekker to be insurance to cover their all economic problems. Because you need to pay all your amount after back to Kathmandu through your insurance or your own
We always recommend trekkers whether they would be individual or group, it is best to issue insurance for their safety. Means it would be able to cover their medical expenses, emergency rescue and in case of hospitalize. It can make tension free for trekking.
Thanks a lot Sony Travels/Nepal jang Treks and Expedition for
excellent arrangement of Everest Base Camp Trekking with our Guide Mr
Khushi who has fully taken care us during the trek and found him so
honest, experience and Puntual on job. We recommend Sony Travels and Mr
Khushi for other trekkers.
Weather was so clear and seen panoramic view of Everest with other long mountain ranges from Kalapathar.
We enjoyed more than Expected.
Group Name: Ms. Ekta Patel and friends
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