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 just allows you to see some of the tallest mountains in the world, but it 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 in order 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 obviously confuse 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 situation, if you have a guide he will handle everything well and you will be on the safe side.
Does it need Porter for Solo Everest Base Camp Trek?
In the case of porter, it is optional. If you can carry your own 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 an absolutely private trek. 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 own 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 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 Kathmandu International airport. You will be met by our Tour officer and he will escort you to the hotel. Briefing of Trip/ Shopping of trekking gears at Thamel, Kathmandu (if needed). Overnight at Hotel.
Day 02: Morning Flight from Kathmandu to Lukla (2804m/9199ft). Flight 40 minutes. Trekking from Lukla to Phakding (Alt. 2610m/8563ft). Walking for 3 hours. Overnight at Mountain Lodge.
Day 03: Trekking from Phakding to Namche Bazaar (Alt. 3441m/11289ft). Walking for 5 hours. Overnight at 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. Overnight at Mountain Lodge.
Day 05: Trekking from Namche Bazaar to Tengboche (Alt. 3860m/12664ft). Walking for 5 hours. Overnight at Mountain Lodge.
Day 06: Trekking from Tengboche to Dingboche (Alt. 4350m/14272ft). Walking for 6 hours. Overnight at Mountain Lodge.
Day 07: Acclimatization day in Dingboche. Walk around Dingboche. Walking for 4 hours. Overnight at Mountain Lodge.
Day 08: Trekking from Dingboche to Lobuche (Alt. 4910m/4910ft). Walking for 5 hours. Overnight at Mountain Lodge.
Day 09: Trekking from Lobuche to Everest Base Camp (Alt. 5365m/17602ft) then back to Gorak Shep. Walking 7:30 hours. Overnight at Mountain Lodge.
Day 10: Early in the morning hike up to Kalapatthar (Alt. 5555m/18225ft) then trek down to Pheriche (4200m/13780ft). Walking for 6 hours. Overnight at Mountain Lodge.
Day 11: Trekking from Pheriche to Namche Bazaar (Alt. 3441m/11289ft). Walking for 6:30 hours. Overnight at Mountain Lodge.
Day 12: Trekking from Namche Bazaar to Lukla (Alt.2804m/9199ft). Walking for 6:30 hours. Overnight at Mountain Lodge.
Day 13: Flight from Lukla to Kathmandu in the morning. Rest of the day at leisure. In the evening complimentary farewell dinner at an authentic Nepalese Restaurant with a cultural dance show. Overnight at the hotel.
Day 14: Departure to your home country. Our tour officer will drop you at the Kathmandu international airport and see you off. End of Service. Or you may take optional side tours.
Solo Everest Base Camp Trek Cost
|Bronze Package Price||USD 1150|
|Silver Package Price||USD 1395|
|Gold Package Price||USD 1550|
The Services inclusive in the above Price:
• Airport Transfer services by private Car in Kathmandu
• 2 Night Hotel in Kathmandu at Tourist Standard Hotel
• Breakfast in Kathmandu
• Domestic flight ticket to Lukla and from Lukla
• Airport tax
• Accommodation during Trekking at Tea House/ Mountain Lodge
• Everyday Meals (Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner) during Trekking (Only in Gold and Silver Price)
• Experience Trekking Guide during the entire trekking
• Porter during trekking (Only in Gold Price)
• Trekking Permit Fee
• Sagarmatha National Park Entry Fee
• First Aid Medicine
• Trip Certificate after completion of Trek
• Trekking Map
• Insurance, Meals, Salary, and Accommodation for Trekking Staff
• Dinner with Cultural Dance Show on the last night of Trip
• All Local Taxes
The Services exclusive in the above Price (Same in All Package Prices):
• 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, boiled water, dessert.
• All kinds of personal expenses like phone calls, internet use, laundry, hot shower during trekking, excess baggage 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.
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.