Solo Everest Base Camp Trek in Nepal
Mount Everest is the tallest mountain in the world which is rising majestically 8,848 meters above sea level. It is so massive that the Nepalese people call it ‘Sagarmatha’, meaning mother of the Universe. Almost everyone on the planet has heard of Mt. Everest, so why not come and see it for yourself?
Everest Base Camp takes you to the foothills of the highest mountain on earth. Widely considered one of the best treks in the world, this adventure not only allows you to see some of the tallest mountains in the world but also gives you the chance to have a ring-side view of Sherpa culture.
Everest Base Camp Trek starts after a flight to the mountainous airport of Lukla. Follow a scenic trail from Lukla that takes you past highland hamlets and Buddhist monasteries. Along the way, you will rest for two days to acclimatize to higher elevations. The itinerary also includes Kala Patthar (5,545m), from where you can enjoy panoramic views of snowcapped peaks, including Mount Everest, Mount Nuptse, Mount Pumori, Mount Lhotse, and Mount Changtse, as well as the Khumbu Glacier.
Everest Base Camp Solo Trek
Many people want to do a solo trek of Everest Base Camp. It is quite possible Everest Base Camp by a single. No matter whether the person is male or female. It is 100% safe and also more exciting. Excellent Himalaya Trek and Expedition has been organizing Solo Everest Base Camp trek for many years. In every Solo Trek, we provide an experienced guide and also a porter at the request of the solo trekker.
Although this trek can be done all year round and in any season, the period between March to May and September to November is the best time to do it.
Why does Trekking Guide require Solo Everest Base Camp Trek?
Solo Everest Base Camp Trek without a good guide will be quite risky as well as uncomfortable. While trekking in the Everest mountain area, the solo trekker will be confused to find out the exact trail since there are side trails used by Sherpas. If there is a guide there will not be any confusion about finding out the proper route. Through the guide, you will get important information about the Himalayas, villages, local lifestyle, flora, and fauna. Another more important thing is Everest Base Camp is high altitude journey. The trekker needs to walk up to 5500 meters from sea level. So, in High Land, sometimes you may face altitude sickness. Altitude sickness should be properly handled on time. In severe cases, you need to immediately evacuate by chopper to Kathmandu. So, in such an emergency, if you have a guide he will handle everything well and you will be on the safe side.
Does it need Porter for the Solo Everest Base Camp Trek?
In the case of Porter, it is optional. If you can carry your backpack/ luggage during the entire trek, it is not compulsory. However, in the high mountains, if you have a porter it will be very comfortable for you. You will not feel more fatigued and can fully enjoy your trip. Many trekkers also hire a porter in Everest Base Camp Trek as it is everyone’s lifetime journey.
The Advantage of Solo Trekking to Everest Base Camp
The Solo Everest Base Camp trek is absolutely private. You can trek on your own. Thus, you feel more flexibility, excitement, and relaxation than group trekking joining with others. In the group trek, there will be people from different countries or communities. They have their own interests to see, eat and stay. So you can’t travel in your way and interest. Further, in the group tour, you can’t maintain your privacy. You need to share the room with a different person whom you do not recognize before. So, it may create discomfort for you.
The Disadvantage of Solo Trekking to Everest Base Camp Trek
Even though Solo Trek has many advantages, it has one disadvantage as well. Its only drawback is that cost-wise it becomes a little expensive. The reason is in Solo Trek you do not share any services with others like a room, guide, porter, food, etc.
Solo Everest Base Camp Trek Itinerary
|Day 01: Arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu. After you arrive at the airport, you will be met and welcomed by our Tour officer. Then he will transfer you to the hotel by our car. Orientation of the trip in the hotel. Overnight at Hotel in Kathmandu.|
|Day 02: Early morning flight to Lukla (2804m/9199ft). Trekking from Lukla to Phakding (Alt. 2610m/8563ft). Walking 4 hours. Overnight at Tea House. Meal: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner.|
|Day 03: Trekking from Phakding to Namche Bazaar (Alt. 3441m/11289ft). Walking 6 hours. Overnight at Tea House. Meal: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner.|
|Day 04: Day for Acclimatization in Namche Bazaar. Day trip to Shyangboche and Khumjung Village (Alt. 3780m/12402ft) and trek back to Namche Bazaar. Walking 5 hours. Overnight at Tea House. Meal: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner.|
|Day 05: Trekking from Namche Bazaar to Tengboche (Alt. 3860m/12664ft). Walking 6 hours. Overnight at Tea House. Meal: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner.|
|Day 06: Trekking from Tengboche to Dingboche (Alt. 4350m/14272ft). Walking 6 hours. Overnight at Tea House. Meal: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner.|
|Day 07: Day for Acclimatization in Dingboche. Walk around Dingboche. Walking 3/4 hours. Overnight at Tea House. Meal: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner.|
|Day 08: Trekking from Dingboche to Lobuche (Alt. 4910m/4910ft). Walking 6 hours. Overnight at Tea House. Meal: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner.|
|Day 09: Trekking from Lobuche to Everest Base Camp (Alt. 5365m/17602ft) then back to Gorak Shep. Walking 7:30 to 8 hours. Overnight at Tea House. Meal: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner.|
|Day 10: Early in the morning hike up to Kalapatthar (Alt. 5555m/18225ft) then trek down to Pheriche (4200m/13780ft). Walking 7 hours. Overnight at Tea House. Meal: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner.|
|Day 11: Trekking from Pheriche to Namche Bazaar (Alt. 3441m/11289ft). Walking 7 hours. Overnight at Tea House. Meal: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner.|
|Day 12: Trekking from Namche Bazaar to Lukla (Alt.2804m/9199ft). Walking 7/8 hours. Overnight at Tea House. Meal: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner.|
|Day 13: Flight back from Lukla. Rest of the day at leisure in Kathmandu. In the evening complimentary farewell dinner at an authentic Nepalese Restaurant in Kathmandu with cultural dances of different communities of Nepal. Overnight at Hotel in Kathmandu. Meal: Breakfast & Dinner.|
|Departure to the home country. Our tour officer will drop you at the International airport in Kathmandu by our car and see you off. Meal: Breakfast.|
Enjoy Solo EBC Trek with our Experienced English Speaking Guide. No Feel of rush, walk at your own normal pace. Ultimately you will complete your mission and obtain a great lifetime achievement.
|Solo Everest Base Camp Trek Cost||USD 1475|
The above Package Cost includes:
|• On your arrival day airport pickup service by car.|
|• 2-night accommodation in Kathmandu at Tourist Standard Hotel with breakfast (1 night before the trek and 1 night after the trek).|
|• Air Tickets for Lukla Flights.|
|• Airport tax for Lukla flights.|
|• 11-night accommodation in Mountain Lodge/ Tea House during trekking.|
|• 3 Meals (breakfast, lunch, and dinner) in a day during the trek.|
|• During trekking, one experienced friendly trekking Guide.|
|• Expenses for food, accommodation, insurance, transport, and the wages of trekking staff.|
|• Trekking Permit (TIMS Card)/ Khumbu Gaun Palika fee.|
|• Sagarmatha National Park fee.|
|• All ground transport type is as mentioned in the itinerary.|
|• Altitude medicines, Oximeter, first aid medicines.|
|• Map of Everest Base Camp Trekking route.|
|• Trip Achievement Certificate.|
|• All government taxes, local taxes, and tourist service charges.|
|• Farewell dinner on the last night of the trip at a typical Nepali restaurant in Kathmandu with cultural dances of different ethnic groups of Nepal.|
|• On your departure day airport drop service by car.|
The above Package Cost does not include:
|• Airfare for your international flight.|
|• Nepal Visa Fee (You can easily get Nepal visa at the arrival time at the airport in Kathmandu)|
|• Your travel insurance (As EBC trek is high altitude journey it is advised to do travel insurance which covers medical & helicopter evacuation from a high altitude, 5500 meters.)|
|• Alcoholic beverages, Hot (coffee, tea) and cold drinks, hot water, bottled water, dessert.|
|• All kinds of personal expenses like phone calls, internet use, laundry, battery charge, hot shower during trekking, excess baggage charge, etc.|
|• Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu except for farewell dinner on the last night of the trip.|
|• Porter (If you need a porter to carry your luggage, the extra cost is USD 135 Per Person. It includes his lodging, food, transportation, allowance, & insurance.)|
|• In case of emergency helicopter rescue/ evacuation & its cost.|
|• Tips for Trekking Staff.|
|• Any expenses arising due to unforeseen situations like flight cancellation, personal sickness, natural calamities, political strikes, etc.|
|• Cost of any extra services if you use which not mentioned in the above package includes section.|
Excellent Himalaya Trek and Expedition- Organizer of Everest Base Camp Solo Trek
Excellent Himalaya Trek and Expedition is a leading trekking operator of Nepal authorized by the Nepal Government, Ministry of Tourism. Officially located in Kathmandu the capital of Nepal, the outstanding feature of this company is run by local tourism experts and Sherpas who have been dedicatedly engaged in mountain tourism for 18 years. Should you require additional information about the Everest Base Camp trek or have any questions and also want to book the trip, please contact us: at [email protected]. You may also contact us by mobile phone, WhatsApp, and Viber. The no. is +977 9851203181 (Suman). We will be in your support at any time or day.