Mount Everest for Beginners

Trip Overview


Mount Everest Base Camp Trek is a fantasy journey of numerous people because it takes to the base of Everest, the top mountain on the planet. Trekking to the Everest base camp is true to explore the magnificent transcending Himalayan pinnacles of the world, massive ice sheets, a remarkable culture of the Sherpas, the incredible gallant mountain climbers, wonderful alpine landscape with its jeopardized widely varied vegetation. Thus, it can be said Everest Base Camp Trek is an unforgettable lifetime hiking trip to all individuals.

Mount Everest Base Camp Trek is a moderate kind of hiking trip. Everest Base Camp trek is not a climbing of Icy Mount Everest. It is just hiking to reach the foothill of Mount. It is reasonable for everybody who is over 12 years of age. To go for Everest Base Camp, it doesn’t require technical climbing training, the experience of mountain climbing, and no need for an athletic body. It is suitable for beginners.

However, it requires modest fitness. In the Everest Base Camp hiking, it requires six to seven hours of walk every day. So for the beginners are encouraged to do some preparation like doing a few hours jogging/walking every day. If possible spend some time in the aerobics focusing on strength training for your legs. It will make your body used for walking and you will feel comfortable even in long days of hiking.

Obviously the hiking trail has sometimes steps ups and sometimes down. But with a little bit of preparation and determination, the beginners can complete this great trek. For Everest Base Camp Trek, your strong morale/determination works very well. Think every time that I can conquer it, why not me?

The standard Everest Base Camp Trek is 12 days of hiking. For the beginners, we advise 13 days. Besides 13 days, it requires at least 2 more days for the stay in Kathmandu (1 day is before flying to Lukla and another day is after return back from Lukla). So, altogether it needs 15 days for Everest Base Camp Trek for the beginners.

Everest Base Camp Trek starts from Lukla. The trail goes through the places of Chheplung, Ghat, Phakding, Benkar, Manjo, and Jorrsalle. In transit, you will cross a few suspension bridges to reach Namche Bazaar, the gateway of Mount Everest. After Namche Bazaar, you keep journeying to Tengboche. In Tengboche, you visit the celebrated Buddhist site known as Tengboche Monastery. After Tengboche, you stroll ahead passing the spots called Dibuche, Somare, Orsho, Dingboche (the world’s most elevated farmland), Thukla Pass (4,830m), Lobuche Pass (5,110m), Gorekshep and ultimately reach Everest Base Camp. After the visit of Everest Base Camp and you likewise move to Kalapathar. Kalapathar is the best viewpoint close to Everest Base Camp for the best all-encompassing perspectives on Mount Everest. Then you retrace your trip to Lukla following the same past course.

Why Excellent Himalaya Trek and Expedition for Everest Base Camp Trek

Excellent Himalaya Trek and Expedition is the leading trekking company of Nepal run by local tourism experts and Sherpas. We have been organizing Everest Base Camp Trek for beginners. Our every Everest Base Camp trip is led by experienced trekking guide who has been many times at Everest Base Camp. They are skilled, courteous, knowledgeable as well as helpful. The trekking guide leads you on the trail and briefs you all about this route and porters carry your luggage. Our guide always moves following your walking pace. He never forced you to follow his speed. Thus, every beginner easily completes this great trip successfully with great joy and satisfaction.

Mount Everest Base Camp Trek Itinerary for Beginners

Day 01: Arrival at Tribhuvan International airport, Kathmandu. You will be met our Tour officer and he will escort you to the hotel. The orientation of the trip at the hotel. O/n Hotel in Kathmandu.

Day 02: Flight to Lukla Airport (2804m/9199ft). Flight 40 minutes. Trek from Lukla to Phakding (Alt. 2610m/8563ft). Walking 4 hours. O/n in Mountain Lodge.

Day 03: Trek from Phakding to Namche Bazaar (Alt. 3441m/11289ft). Walking 6 hours. O/n in Mountain Lodge.

Day 04: Acclimatization day. Day trip to Shyangboche Khumjung Village (Alt. 3780m/12402ft) and trek back to Namche Bazaar. Walking 5 hours. O/n in Mountain Lodge.

Day 05: Trek from Namche Bazaar to Tengboche (Alt. 3860m/12664ft). Walking 5 to 6 hours. O/n in Mountain Lodge.

Day 06: Trek from Tengboche to Dingboche (Alt. 4350m/14272ft). Walking 5 to 6 hours. O/n in Mountain Lodge.

Day 07: Acclimatization day. Walk around Dingboche. Walking 4 hours. O/n in Mountain Lodge.

Day 08: Trek from Dingboche to Lobuche (Alt. 4910m/4910ft). Walking 5 to 6 hours. O/n in Mountain Lodge.

Day 09: Trek from Lobuche to Everest Base Camp (Alt. 5365m/17602ft) then back to Gorak Shep. Walking 6 to 7 hours. O/n in Mountain Lodge.

Day 10: Early in the morning hike up to Kalapatthar (Alt. 5555m/18225ft) then trek down to Pheriche (4200m/13780ft). Walking 7 hours. O/n in Mountain Lodge.

Day 11: Trek from Pheriche to Namche Bazaar (Alt. 3441m/11289ft). Walking 7 hours. O/n in Mountain Lodge.

Day 12: Trek from Namche Bazaar to Phakding ((Alt. 2610m/8563ft). Walking 5 hours. O/n in Mountain Lodge.

Day 13: Trek from Phakding to Lukla (Alt.2804m/9199ft). Walking 3 hours. O/n in Mountain Lodge.

Day 14: Flight from Lukla and back to Kathmandu. Evening farewell dinner with Nepali Cultural show.  O/n Hotel in Kathmandu.

Day 15: Departure to your home country. Our tour officer will drop you at the Tribhuvan International airport, Kathmandu, and see you off. End of Service. Or you may take optional side tours.

Everest Base Camp Trek Package Cost

Bronze Price Silver Price Gold Price
USD 870 Per Person USD 1120 Per Person USD 1210 Per Person

The Services inclusive in above Price:

Services Bronze Price Silver Price Gold Price
Airport Transfers By Car By Car By Car
2 Night Hotel in Kathmandu Tourist Hotel Tourist Hotel Tourist Hotel
Meal in Kathmandu Breakfast Breakfast Breakfast
Accommodation in Trekking Mountain Lodge Mountain Lodge Mountain Lodge
Lukla Round Trip Flight Ticket Air Ticket- Yes Air Ticket- Yes Air Ticket- Yes
Meal in Trekking No Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Experience Trekking Guide Yes Yes Yes
Porter No No Yes
Trekking Permit Fee Yes Yes Yes
Sagarmatha National Park Entry Fee Yes Yes Yes
First Aid Medicine Yes Yes Yes
Trip Certificate Yes Yes Yes
Trekking Map for Group Yes Yes Yes
Insurance, Meal, Salary, Accommodation for Trekking Staff Yes Yes Yes
Dinner with Cultural Show on last night of Trip Yes Yes Yes
All Local Taxes Yes Yes Yes

The Services exclusive in above Price (Same in All Package Price):

• Nepal visa fee (USD 30 for 15 days/ USD 50 for 30 days period). You can easily get a Nepal visa on your arrival time at Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu.
• Airfare of your international flight.
• Your travel insurance which includes evacuation.
• Alcoholic beverages, hot and cold drinks, bottled water, dessert.
• All kinds of personal expenses like phone calls, internet use, laundry, hot shower during trekking, excess baggage charge, battery charge, etc.
• Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu “except farewell dinner in Kathmandu”.
• In case of emergency helicopter rescue/ evacuation & its cost.
• Tips for Trekking Staff.
• Any expenses arising due to unforeseen situations like personal sickness, natural calamities, political strikes, flight cancellation, etc.
• Cost of any extra services if you use which not mentioned in the package price.

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