Nepal Trek to Everest Base Camp
Mount Everest is the top of the world in the world. It is at the Himalayan range in Nepal in South Asia. It is a dream and plan of most of the people around the world to go Nepal Trek to Everest Base Camp for an inexpressible sense of achievement and also for the lifetime experience.
Really, Everest base camp trek is a world-class hiking tour that take you to reach the foothill of Mount Everest. It is to explore the magnificent high Himalayas, remarkable glaciers, culture, and lifestyle of the heroic mountaineers called Sherpas, and the wonderful landscape of the Himalaya region with different flora and fauna.
Everest Base Camp trekking starts from Lukla. It can be reached by 40 minutes of flight from Kathmandu and 15 minutes of flight from Ramechhap Airport. From 2019, most of the flights take off from Ramechhap Airport. From Lukla, the hiking trail follows the upward path to the Sherpa capital of Namche Bazaar passing through the Dudh Koshi River valley with views of Thamserku and Kusum Kangaru peaks.
It takes about two days to reach Namche Bazaar. Namche is the central hub of the Everest region. Usually, at this place trekkers allow a day of rest for acclimatization to minimize effects of Altitude Health problems (AMS). They then trek another two days to Dingboche (Alt. 4,260 m/13,980ft) before resting for another day for further acclimatization.
Another two days takes to Everest Base Camp via Gorakshep, the flat field below Kala Patthar and Mt. Pumori. After the visit of the south base camp of Mount Everest the hiking to the top of Kalapathar (Alt. 5555m/18225ft), the black rock nearby Gorakshep, provides a 360-degree awesome panorama of world’s tallest mountains of Mount Everest, Mount Lhotse, Mount Pumori, Mount Lobuche, Mount Nuptse, and other surrounding peaks. From this elevation the true height of Everest becomes clear. The entire south face of Everest is visible.
Afterward, the trekking will retrace down Lukla following the places of Pheriche, Pangboche, Tengboche, Namche, and Phakding. In Lukla, the trekking ends. The next morning you fly back from Lukla and come to Kathmandu.
Hiking Distance of Everest Base Camp Trek
The hiking/trekking distance from Lukla (hiking starting place) to Everest Base Camp and back from Everest Base Camp to Lukla is around 130 Kilometers/ 81 miles. You will complete this distance in 11 days. Every day you walk on an average of 12 Kilometers/ 7 miles. In your normal pace of walking, you will do it with a sometimes gradual ascent on the rocky terrain and sometimes with a descent.
Height of Everest Base Camp Trek/ Elevation of EBC Trek
You will start Everest Base Camp Trek from the elevation of 2804 meters/ 9199 feet at Lukla. Every day you will receive elevation in the range of 400 meters to 800 meters. As most of the people’s bodies are not used to these elevations, the trek includes acclimatization days at the places named Namche Bazaar and Dingboche to ensure your safety. The highest altitude of entire EBC trekking is Kala Patthar, nearby Everest Base Camp. Its height is at 5555 meters/18225 feet. Kala Patthar is the best viewpoint for Mount Everest and its surrounding magnificent peaks.
Best Time of Everest Base Camp Trek
Everest Base Camp Trek in Nepal can be done at any time of the year. However, the best time is in the months of September, October, November, March, April, and May. During the mentioned months generally, the weather becomes pleasant with Clear Sky, and temperatures are also more bearable. In winter (December, January, February, and during the monsoon (June, July, August), days can be perfectly comfortable but the mercury plummets as soon as the sun sinks behind the mountains. The most serious obstacle to trekking in winter is cold. In the winter and the monsoon, the domestic flights to Lukla may be disturbed by delay and cancellation because of poor visibility.
Day 02: Early morning flight to Tenzing and Hillary Airport in Lukla (2804m/9199ft). Flight 30 to 35 minutes. Trek from Lukla to Phakding (Alt. 2610m/8563ft). Walking for 3 hours. O/n in Mountain Lodge.
Day 03: Trek from Phakding to Namche Bazaar (Alt. 3441m/11289ft). Walking for 5 hours. O/n in Mountain Lodge.
Day 04: Acclimatization day. Day trip to Shyangboche and Khumjung Village (Alt. 3780m/12402ft) and trek back to Namche Bazaar. Walking for 5 hours. O/n in Mountain Lodge.
Day 05: Trek from Namche Bazaar to Tengboche (Alt. 3860m/12664ft). Walking for 5 hours. O/n in Mountain Lodge.
Day 06: Trek from Tengboche to Dingboche (Alt. 4350m/14272ft). Walking for 6 hours. O/n in Mountain Lodge.
Day 07: Acclimatization day. Walk around Dingboche. Walking for 4 hours. O/n in Mountain Lodge.
Day 08: Trek from Dingboche to Lobuche (Alt. 4910m/4910ft). Walking for 5 hours. O/n in Mountain Lodge.
Day 09: Trek from Lobuche to Everest Base Camp (Alt. 5365m/17602ft) then back to Gorak Shep. Walking 7:30 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 for 7 hours. O/n in Mountain Lodge.
Day 11: Trek from Pheriche to Namche Bazaar (Alt. 3441m/11289ft). Walking 6:30 hours. O/n in Mountain Lodge.
Day 12: Trek from Namche Bazaar to Lukla (Alt.2804m/9199ft). Walking 6:30 hours. O/n in Mountain Lodge.
Day 13: Flight back from Lukla. Rest of the day at leisure in Kathmandu. Evening farewell dinner with Nepali Cultural show. O/n Hotel in Kathmandu.
Day 14: Departure to the home country. Our tour officer will drop you at the international airport and see you off. End of Service. Or you may take optional side tours.
Everest Base Camp Trek Cost: USD 799 Per Person
The above Cost includes:
- In the package, if you want to include porter and food cost of trekking. We have a special package rate for this. Please contact us for the package rate including porter and food of trekking.
- The above cost is in Per Person basis for a minimum group size of two persons.
- If you are single and want to Solo Trek. We also organize Everest Base Camp Trek for a solo trekker. For the solo trekker, we have a separate special price. Please contact us for the price of Solo Trekking.
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Excellent Himalaya Trek is a leading trekking operator of Nepal authorized by the Tourism Ministry, Nepal Government. It is run by local tourism experts and Sherpas of Nepal. Excellent Himalaya Trek and Expedition is familiar as the top-rated company for Everest Base Camp Trek among many agencies because of its below salient features:
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