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Everest Base Camp Trek

One of the best treks in the world, Everest Base Camp Trek is an adventure dream come true.

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Best Season Best Season March to May & August to November
Trip Duration Trip Duration 14 Nights, 15 Days
Trip Difficulty Trip Difficulty Challenging
Accomodation Accomodation Hotels in cities & Lodges during the Trek
 Max. Elevation Max. Elevation 5,545m (18,192 ft)
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Trekking Duration: 11 Days
Arrival City: Kathmandu
Departure City: Kathmandu
Activity Per Day: Approximately 4-6 hrs walking
Distance: Lukla-EBC-Lukla (130km /80 miles)
Nature Of Trek: Lodge to Lodge Trekking
Trip Route: Lukla- Namche - Dingboche- Lobuche- Gorakshep, and EBC
Attractions: Tengboche Monastery, Namche Bazaar, Everest Base Camp, Kala Patthar.

Trip Highlights

  • Massif Mountains ranges with the world’s highest mountain, Mount Everest (8,848.86m).
  • Other mountain peaks like Mt Makalu (8,481m/27,825ft), Mt. Lhotse (8,516m/27,940t), Mt. Cho Oyu (8,201m/26,906ft), Mt. Nuptse (7,861m/25,791ft, Mt. Pumori(7,161m/23,494ft), and Mt. Amadablam(6,812m/22,349ft), and add to the beauty of trekking.
  • Explore Sagarmatha National Park.
  • Wide range of flora and fauna.
  • Wildlife encounters like musk deer, red panda, snow leopard, Himalayan tahr, black bear, and colorful pheasants.
  • Colorful Rhododendrons forests ( during Spring).
  • Astonishing natural landscapes.
  • Walk by the bank of Dudhkoshi River, high suspension bridges, and mani stones with praying flags and wheels.
  • Explore and experience the unique culture and lifestyles of local Sherpa people.
  • View of the highest glacier in the world- Khumbu Glacier and Gokyo frozen lake.
  • Amazing panoramic view from Kalapathar (5,545m) and Nagakarsang (5,090m)
  • Ancient Tengboche Monastery (Dawa Choeling Gompa), the largest monastery in the Khumbu region built-in 1916 by Lama Gulu.
  •  Sherpa Capital Namche Bazar is the world’s highest market and the city without vehicles.
  • Everest Base Camp (5,364m/17,598ft), the view of the surrounding mountains: Lhotse ( 8,516n/ 27,940ft), Thamserku (6,608m/ 21,680ft), Kangtega (6,788m/22,25ft), and Ama Dablam (6,812m/22,389ft).

Introduction

Everest Base Camp Trek is the most popular trekking destination in the world located in the Khumbu region of Nepal. Mount Everest (8848.86 meters)  stands at the top of the world. It is also known as Sagarmatha (Goddess of the Sky) in Nepali and Chomolungma (Mother Goddess of the World) in Tibetan. Fact, it attracts many mountainers to the summit and trekkers to its base camp. People from all over the world dream of scaling the peak of Mt. Everest or trekking to its base camp. In order to see the glorious close view of the towering mountain from every possible angle.  And for a once-in-a-lifetime authentic adventure experience.  

Everest Base Camp Trek is the apex on the bucket list of things to do for adventure. Mount Everest has two base camps; South Base Camp in Nepal at an altitude of 5,364 meters (17,598 feet), and North Base Camp in Tibet, China at 5,150 meters (16,900 feet). About 35,000 to 40,000 people trek to the South Base Camp each year.  The South Base Camp is the Everest Base Camp Trek. This flow of tourists has made this wonderful place one of the most well-known trekking routes in the Himalayas.

Furthermore,  a 15-day all-inclusive trekking package of EBC is the world-known picturesque high-altitude trek. The trekking trails of EBC can be named the ‘Stairway to Heaven” which provides jaw-dropping scenarios and landscapes.  Firstly, the trek takes you to the base camp of the tallest mountain in the world through strenuous trekking trails. Secondly, the famous traditional Sherpa community on the trails is rich in culture, old Buddhist monasteries, and monuments with the sight of snow-capped mountains.  You can have a unique cultural experience with Sherpa people. They are globally famous for their hardness, expert guiding and climbing skills, and extreme endurance at higher altitudes. Also, the trek offers possible encounters of high altitude wild animals like the endangered Snow Leopard (God’s Pets/Ghosts of the Mountains).

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This whelming journey takes you to the base of the world’s highest mountain with a magnificent view of Mt. Everest. The Everest base camp trail progresses along with beautiful, brave climber memorials, Sherpa villages, and glaciers that an adventure enthusiast would never want to miss. This glimpse of the world’s highest peak will certainly be an eye-pleasing sight.

The trek starts from one of the epic airports ‘Tenzing Hillary Airport-Lukla Airport’ which was built in 1964 and is elevated at 2,860 mt/9,383 ft. As soon as you step off from the plane, you will witness the mighty snow-capped Himalayas and the diverse geography. This 2-week voyage will follow the same path ‘Sr. Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay Sherpa’ used.

Crossing several sparse settlements of the Himalayas and Sherpa community, beautifully paved paths, chorten along the way, you will have an amazing experience. The trail follows ‘Dhudh Koshi’ which literally means Milk and the color of the river is whitish. Another major attraction ‘Namache Bazaar’ also known as the city without a vehicle will astonish you as it is the most amazing mountain settlement. You also can enjoy the night view of Bazaar within a few minute hike at the night and be prepared to see the snow-capped mountain every morning. The path is more commercialized as it boasts a healthy number of visitors every year so even if you forget to purchase things in Kathmandu you will be able to get them in Namache. On the fourth day of trek, embrace yourself with the Buddhist mantras inside the oldest monastery ‘Tengboche Monastery’ built-in 1916 Lama Gulu which sits just below the lap of mighty Himalayas.

A few gazing points such as Kalapathar (5,545 mt/18,192 ft), Nagakarsang (5,090mt/16,699 ft) the highest point of this trail, offer never forgetting and jaw-dropping panoramic view of Mount Everest up close just in front of your sight. Mostly, you pass through the Sagarmatha National Park, a Unesco World Heritage Site and a refuge for musk deer, snow leopard, Himalayan tahr, black bear, and many spectacular types of iridescent pheasant, so you can encounter much wildlife too!. On this journey to Everest Base Camp (5,545 mt/18,192 ft), the view of Himalayas; Thamserku (6,608 mt/21,680 ft), Kangtega (6,788 mt/ 22,251 ft), and Ama Dablam (6,812 mt/22,389 ft) does not fail to amaze you.

So are you ready to undertake this life-changing trip with Trekkers Paradise?

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Itinerary

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  • Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu, Nepal

    Kathmandu (1,300m /4,265 ft)

    The tranquil beauty of Nepal is awaiting you with the warm hospitality of Nepalese. Nepal offers a breathtaking adventure that requires a restless heart. Prepare yourself for a close-up experience of Nepal.

    Flying through the magnificent mountains view, terrace farming view, valleys, green hills, and plains, you will land in the capital city of Nepal, Kathmandu. Kathmandu is a valley brimming with mysticism and spirituality and a city of temples.

    As you arrive in Kathmandu on your flight, one of the team members will pick up you from the airport to the hotel of tourist hub place Thamel or the hotel you have booked in advance online. In the evening, you can enjoy your first meal in various restaurants offering different cuisines. You can enjoy the live music and street walk as well.

  • Day 02: Sightseeing in Kathmandu, and Preparation Day (Optional)

    Kathmandu (1,300m /4,265 ft)

    On your second day, you can go sightseeing to some of the famous religious and historical sites of Kathmandu. (Follow the link for more information on sightseeing sites-in-Kathmandu). After exploring this city of temples, you will meet your trekking guide at the hotel. You will be briefed in detail about the trekking adventure. The guide will also assist you with any last-minute shopping that you require for the trek.

    Have a well-rested night at Kathmandu before heading off to the mountains.
    (You can dump the stuff you do not want during the trek at the hotel or our office store.)

    Sightseeing in Kathmandu is an optional! same day we can begin our trek!!

  • Day 03: Fly to Lukla, and trek to Phakding

    Lukla: (2,850m/9,350 ft) Phakding: (2,650 m/ 8,562 ft)

    Your adventure begins with a breathtaking 45-minute flight from Kathmandu to Lukla (2,840 m/9,317 ft), the beginning and ending points of the trek. You have now arrived in Lukla, which is in the Khumbu region of northeastern Nepal, where Mount Everest is located. 

    The weather will be drastically different from Kathmandu to Lukla, where we will spend about an hour. This will make it easier for us to deal with the local climate and get ready for some real adventure.

    Our destination for the day is Phakding, and the strenuous hike through the Khumbu Region starts now. We will begin our 3 to 4-hour trek to Phakding with our porters carrying our belongings.

    You will pass through several suspension bridges and see several traditional Sherpa villages, breathtaking scenery, and lush forest along the way. Between Lulka and Phakding, there are a number of noteworthy villages, including Chaurikharka, Chheplung, Nachipang, and Koshigaun. These villages are situated along the Dudh Koshi Riverbank at an elevation of more than 2,500 meters/ 8,202 feet. Also, we pass by a number of mountain ranges, including Mt. Khumbila, a sacred peak that has never been scaled.

  • Day 04: Trek from Phakding to Namche Bazaar

    Phakding: (2,650 m/ 8,562 ft) Monjo: (2,835m/9,301 ft) Namche Bazaar: (3,440m/11,285 ft)

    Your excitement level will increase the following day of your journey. Today, we will hike for roughly 6 to 7 hours to Namche Bazaar, also known as the Gateway to Mount Everest. Although the trails are somehow difficult, the views of ploughed fields, lush forests, and rolling hills will encourage you to continue traveling in the direction of your goal. It will also be the first day that you will witness the enormous mountain rising majestically into the sky.

    We will walk along the bank of the Dudh Koshi River and reach Bengkar in around an hour. As you continue on the trails, you will come into contact with really tall mountain peaks that are higher than 6000 m. The first glimpse of Mt. Thamserku (6,623m), another local deity, is visible. 

    From Bengkar, the walk continues through a long suspension bridge, and then through a beautiful pine forest to Monjo. Soon thereafter, we will approach the entrance to Sagarmatha National Park for a brief permit check and then descend to Dudh Koshi River.

    We reach Jorsale(2,740 m.), a small village that lies on the west side of the Dudh Koshi river, just north of Monjo and south of Namche Bazaar. Jorsale is also the last settlement before Namche, so after this village, there is a continuous tough walk of around 2 hours before we finally reach Namche.

    After a grueling uphill hike, you’ll arrive at your overnight stop, giving you time to shop for mementos or any additional equipment you might need. The main trading village in the Khumbu region, Namche, has historically served as a meeting place for Tibetan yak caravans and Hindu traders from the lowlands. It continues to be a global melting pot. In Namche Bazaar, you will have the opportunity to interact with the locals because nearly all of the homes in the area are used as local restaurants and lodges.

    Tok Tok, Benkar, Jorsalle, and Monjo are the well-liked stops between Phakding and Namche Bazar (3,440 m/11,286 ft). Huge stones with Buddhist language carvings can be found in each of these villages. In the local Sherpa language, these stones are referred to as Mane & Chortens. These stones are thought to bring luck and well wishes to both locals and visitors. For good charm, the custom advises you to go around these stones clockwise.

  • Day 05: Acclimatization day in Namche Bazaar

    Namche (3,440m/11,285 ft) Everest View Hotel: (3,962m/12,998 ft)

    To adjust to high altitude and to avoid Acute Mountain Sickness in the further trial, acclimatization is required. After trekking for two days, we will take a rest at Namche for a day. We will acclimatize ourselves in this largest Sherpa village of Nepal. First, we will visit Sagarmatha National Park and if the weather is clear we can see the first glimpse of Everest.

    We will hike for two hours to Everest View Point and Khumjung Valley and also visit Sherpa Museum and explore Sherpa culture and the history of mountaineering. Have lunch in Khumjung Valley. Furthermore, we will also visit Syangboche Airport, which is the highest airport in Nepal. Rest of the day we can visit the town and go to cafes, shops, and restaurants.

  • Day 06: Trek from Namche Bazaar to Debuche

    Namche (3,440m/11,285 ft) Phunki Tenga: 3,312m/10,866 ft) Debuche: (3,740m/12,270 ft)

    After breakfast, we will resume our trek towards Deboche Village. Deboche is a monastic settlement established by Lama Gulu for the benefits of a nun. Doboche and Tengboche, 3867m, are the alternatives to each other for today’s destination. But we prefer Deboche as it is located at less altitude and the forest here is much denser.

    While walking for about 2 hours before we reach Kyangjuma, the gentle flat path is built by Pasang Sherpa, also known as Lama Seru. Lama Seru has been actively constructing trails beyond Namche leading up to the foothill of Everest. We will see many different mountains like Thamseku, Amadablam, Lhotse, and Everest and cross beautiful stupas and manes. Walking downhill towards Dudhkoshi River, we reach Phunki Tenga (3,312m) and Juniper forest. This is the place for us for refreshment and having lunch. After spending some time here, you will start walking again.

    We will resume our trek, crossing the suspension bridge with the view of Imja River which is separating from Dudhkoshi River. We will walk continuously for 2 hours uphill to reach Tengboche. As the altitude increases, we have to drink water every hour. Tengboche is one of the most beautiful villages in the Everest region which contains Tengboche Monastery established by Lama Gulu with strong links to its mother monastery known as the Rongbuk Monastery in Tibet.

    Tengboche village may be overcrowded during the peak season of trekking; hence we head towards Deboche just 15 minutes smooth downhill. During the period of today’s trek, we must drink enough water and continue moving slowly, the trail gives us a magnificent view of towering big mountains just in front of our eyes.

  • Day 07: Trek from Debuche to Dingboche

    Debuche: (3,740m/12,270 ft) Somare: (4,060m/13,320 ft) Dingboche: (4,360m/14,290ft)

    Today’s journey continues with a trek through the Rhododendron forest and several villages across the path. We will walk for 45 minutes inside Juniper forest to reach Imja River. Continuing our walk leads us to Pangboche village (3,950m). We can visit Pangboche School built by Sir Edmund Hillary’s Himalayan Trust. Continuing our walk for one and a half hrs, we will reach Somare (4,060m). This is the place where the tree line finishes. We will stop by here for lunch.

    After spending a few times there, continue to walk to reach Orsho, a place where Everest disappears and is covered by the Lhotse-Nuptse wall. We continued our trek to the Imja Valley and Lobuche River before ascending to Dingboche for about an hour trek. We must drink enough water and continue moving slowly, the trail gives us a magnificent view of towering big mountains just in front of our eyes.

  • Day 08: Acclimatization day in Dingboche

    Nangkartshang: (5,085m/16,683 ft)

    Another rest/acclimatization day at Dingboche is very important as it will help everyone to cope with its high altitude and cold environment. During this time we can explore Dingboche and the surrounding valleys of Chhukung and Imja. We can also do a day hike to Nangkartshang Peak (5085m) from where we can see Mt. Makalu (8,485m), the 5th highest mountain in the world along with different faces Amadablam, Kangtega (6,685m), and Cholatse (6,440m).

    With the exploration of amazing views and scenic beauty, we will again explore Dingboche village in the evening time and rest there overnight.

  • Day 09: Trek from Dingboche to Lobuche

    Dingboche: (4,360m/14,290ft) Dhugla: (4,620m/15,157 ft) Lobuche: (4,930m/16,175 ft)

    Due to the higher altitude, this trek will be more difficult in comparison to previous days. We will walk in the alpine region where there are no forests and just above Periche village to reach Thukla (also known as Dukhla) 4,615m. Finally, we reach Thukla after crossing Khumbu Glacier and walking for around 3 hours. Short break here and feel your energy and again continue to walk and climb Thukla pass for 1an hour. This is the place where memorial stupas are built dedicated to the climbers and trekkers who failed to return from Everest over the years.

    We reach Lobuche in an hour and a half. This trail of a total of 6 to 7 hours is slightly difficult as well, but the breathtaking view of the mountains will keep us motivated and it will feel like we reached Lobuche in no time. We feel completely different as we are staying nearly 5,000m above sea level. We must drink water again and again to help ourselves. From Lobuche, we can see mountains like Lobuche Peak (6,119m), Pumori (7,138m), Nuptse (7,661m), and many others small mountains. But from the place where there are most of the lodges, we cannot see any of those.

  • Day 10: Trek from Lobuche to Everest Base Camp and back to Gorakshep

    Gorakshep: (5,185m/ 17,010 ft) Everest Base Camp: (5,364m/17,598ft)

    The biggest day of our trek will lead us towards Everest Base Camp. Comparatively easier at the beginning, the trek will be harder after we reach Gorak Shep. Here we have to ascend and descend mostly on glacier paths and hard rocks. After 1 and half hours, we will see the first view of Kalapatthar (black rock mountain) along with other mountains such as Pumori (7,138m), Nuptse (7,861m), Lingtren (6,749m). We will reach Gorak Shep in about 3 hours of walk. Short break at Gorak shep and we will feel the energy, keep your backpack there, and head towards EBC.

    Drink enough water while walking. On our way, we will approach Khumbu Glacier, the highest glacier in the world and the largest of Nepal. After nearly 3 hours of hiking on a straight trail, yet dangerous, we will finally reach the basecamp.

    When we reach the base camp all the exhaustion of a week trek will be lost as its beauty will make you feel like in heaven. We can enjoy amazing views of Nuptse (7,861m), Khumbuste (6,665m), and Pumori (7,136m) mountains from the base camp. After spending some time there we will head back to Gorak shep where we will spend the night.

  • Day 11: Hike to Kala Patthar (5,555m/18,208ft)-viewpoint, trek back to Pheriche

    Kala Patthar: (5,555m/18,208ft) Pheriche: (4,250m/13,945ft)

    Kalapathar is the highest point of altitude that we will trek. As Mt. Everest cannot be seen from basecamp, Kalapathar is the best viewpoint where we can see Everest just in front of our eyes. We will head towards there before dawn, the weather will be freezing and we have to wear warm clothes along with a light attached to our head. After 2 hours of trek in the dark, we will finally reach Kalapathar. From the best viewpoint of our trek, we can see 360 degrees of mountains like Khumbutse (6,665m) Pomori (7,136m), Lingtren (6,749m), Lhotse (8,516m), Nuptse (7,861m), Amadablam (6,814m) and highest of them all Everest (8,848.86m). After spending a few minutes there, we will head back towards Gorak Shep for breakfast.

    We will not spend overnight there so will continue back towards Periche village for an overnight stay with a total trek of about 7 to 8 hours this day.

  • Day 12: Trek from Pheriche to Namche Bazaar

    Pheriche: (4,250m/13,945ft) Namche: (3,440m/11,285 ft)

    We descend rapidly and come back directly to Namche Bazaar. We have to come downhill which will not be difficult as before. We descend through a hillside filled with rhododendron and juniper trees and cross a bridge over the Dudh Koshi River.

    We descend through the pine forest and can enjoy the views of Ama Dablam, Thamserku, and Nuptse mountains yet again. We can also find other trekkers heading in opposite directions. If we have time we can share the great experience with them as well. After the descending trek of about 6 to 7 hours, we will reach Namche Bazaar.

  • Day 13: Trek from Namche Bazaar to Lukla

    Namche: (3,440m/11,285 ft) Lukla: (2,850m/9,350 ft)

    We don’t need to take two days to reach Lukla as we did in the reverse trek earlier. We will trek towards the Hillary Suspension Bridge and along with the pass-through several local villages.

    After reaching Phakding, we can take some time there to rest. We will again slowly walk towards Lukla and overnight rest there.

  • Day 14: Fly back to Kathmandu

    Kathmandu (1,400m /4,593 ft)

    We will fly back to Kathmandu from Lukla today. This flight sometimes may not be constant because of the difficult weather situations. So we have to wait for the perfect moment.

    We can yet again enjoy the view of beautiful mountain ranges and peaks from the flight. If we reach Kathmandu early we will have plenty of time to rest for the whole day. Even if we reach late, there is nothing to worry about as we will have yet another day in Kathmandu for the whole day to rest.

     

  • Day 15: Rest day at Kathmandu

    Kathmandu (1,400m /4,593 ft)

    Looking at your schedule you can plan your free day in Kathmandu. You can spend a productive day by engaging in outdoor activities like cycling, wall climbing, short hiking, or visiting the UNESCO world heritage sites, etc. (Outdoor-activities-in-Kathmandu).

    Later in the evening all of us associated with this amazing trip will gather for a farewell dinner at a traditional Nepali restaurant.

    (If you don’t have time you can departure same day)

     

  • Day 16: Final Departure

    Kathmandu (1,400m /4,593 ft)

    It’s time to say goodbye to Nepal. Enjoy your final morning in Kathmandu with breakfast in a café, a stroll through the city, and/or some souvenir shopping. A representative will pick you up at the hotel and drop you at the airport according to your flight schedule for your trip back home. It’s a good idea to arrive at the airport at least two hours before takeoff. 

    We provide services to visitors of all ages. As a result, we also provide you the option to tailor the trip to your degree of fitness. Your brief 14-day Everest Base Camp Trek can be extended if you have the leisure and would like to spend more time in the mountains.

    Trekkers Paradise looks forward to leading you on another thrilling adventure soon!

Cost Includes

  • All necessary airport arrival departure as per the itinerary.
  • 4 night’s luxury hotel accommodation in Kathmandu on a twin sharing basis on BB plan, at four star hotel.
  • Domestic Flights (Kathmandu – Lukla – Kathmandu) Tickets for clients
  • Domestic Flights (Kathmandu – Lukla – Kathmandu) Tickets for guide
  • Full board tea house trekking cost with breakfast, lunch, dinner/ you can order your meal from the menu as much as you like but over ordering and wasting food is not allowed. The total trekking days will be 11 Days (Menu sample in additional information section have a look below)
  • Tea, or coffee during the trek (4 times a day)
  • Seven nights room with attached bathroom at Lukla, Phakding, Namche (3 night), Debuche, and Pheriche. Four nights at best available room at Dingboche (2 nights), Lobuche & Gorakshep (twin Sharing room)- 11 Night
  • Professional government license holder English speaking trekking guide and his salary.
  • The required number of Porters to carry the luggage during the trek (We assign one porter for every two guests). Each person 10 kg luggage.
  • Assistant Guide and his salary (above 4 pax)
  • Coverage of Guides and Porters, Their meals, insurance, transportation, flight, and other necessary equipment.
  • Sagarmatha National Entry Park Permit
  • Rural Municipality fee (Lukla)
  • TIMS Card Permit
  • Drinking water purification liquor or tablet
  • A basic medical kit.
  • All government and local taxes.

Cost Excludes

  • International airfare to/ from Nepal.
  • Nepal Entry Visa Fees for multiple Entries on arrival at Tribhuwan Internationa Airport- (15 days – $30, 30 days- $50 and 90 days- $125)
  • Sightseeing, Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu
  • Insurance covers, medical, emergency evacuation, loss, etc.
  • Personal expense (shopping, snacks, boil bottle water, hot and cold drinks, hot shower, Alcohol, Wi-Fi, telephone call, battery re-charge fee), extra porters, etc
  • Hot shower during the trekking, except attached rooms.
  • Extra night accommodation in Kathmandu because of early arrival, late departure, and early return from the mountain (due to any reason) than the scheduled itinerary.
  • Additional costs or delays caused by out of management control, for example, landslide, weather condition, itinerary modification due to safety concerns, illness, change of government policies, strikes, etc.
  • Tips and gratitude provided to staff.

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Reviews

Everest Base Camp, Lobuche Peak & Island Peak Climbing !!! Sauraj Jhingan Pune, India

Everest Base Camp, Lobuche Peak & Island Peak Climbing !!!

I used Trekkers Paradise to climb Island Peak in 2013, Lobuche in 2015 /2017, and Everest Base Camp trek multiple times. Throughout my trip to Nepal, I found this company to be trustworthy, responsible, and secure. The views of the highest mountains are just breathtaking from the summit of Lobuche & Island peak.  The company provides experienced climbing guides, food, climbing equipment, trekking guide & porters. I anxiously await the next Himalayan expedition, which promises to be a trekkers' paradise and many more to come.
Ganesh Bhoir Dr Ganesh Bhoir Pune, India

One of the best days of my life

I was extremely satisfied with Trekkers Paradise. Mr. Ghanshyam, the owner, has proven to be very courteous and helpful from the very beginning, trying to organize the best trek to Everest Base Camp. The guides and porters are very professional and friendly, the accommodations simply superb. I highly recommend it, Mr. Ghanshyam (Trekkers Paradise) will turn your trip into an unforgettable experience!
Stephan Hans Axel Stephan Hans Axel Stockholm, Sweden

Everest Base Camp Trek with Trekkers Paradise

I went to Everest Base Camp with Trekkers Paradise, We were 4 in groups, there was a 100% successful trek. This was a once-in-a-lifetime adventure for us all and we could not have picked a better company than Trekkers Paradise. The guides were very knowledgeable and friendly, he made sure we had enough time to rest and was instructing and encouraging us to drink more water and walk slowly but steadily. The entire trek was very well organized and the weather favored us as well. We got to see all the Himalayas that can be seen from the area.

Train Yourself

The best physical condition is required to trek in Nepal’s high altitude. Without some pre-trek training or a good level of basic fitness, it can be hard. We suggest running, walking, hiking on the hill, and climbing stairs rather than elevators to prepare for the trek. Include swimming, rowing, and biking in your daily base training.

Basic further experience and strength required for Trekking

  • One should be able to hike for 6-7 hours a day.
  • One should be able to carry 5 kg themselves in a backpack for preparation.
  • We suggest you run about 2/3 miles in the home for the preparation with some load on your back for 1 to 2 months to make your climbing much easier. Or use the treadmill for everyday running and walking.
  • If you have an uphill location/mountain then once a week you should go hiking with a loaded bag pack on your back. If you do not have mountains and high hills then use stairs to go up/down than the elevator.
  • Regular swimming, biking, and rowing are also good ways to maintain your physical strength.
  • Fuel your body well with small but frequent healthy foods and drink plenty of water.
  • Go through a trek grading and know what type of trekking is suitable for you. The treks are graded as easy, moderate, hard, and challenging treks.
  • Go after what you want and what your physical capabilities will allow you to. Do not push too hard yourself. Trekking is not a competition. It is relaxing and rewarding.
  • Walk at a pace you are most comfortable with.  An assistant guide will be always walking at the back of the group so you don’t have to rush to catch up with the faster walkers at the front.
  • Using trekking poles reduces the body and backpack’s weight on the legs and makes walking more easier on inclines.
  • Invest in the comfortable full trekking boot with ankle support and a  sturdy Vibram sole that suit your foot to avoid blisters.

FAQs

  • Will someone come after my arrival to pick me up at the airport?

    Yes, Trekkers Paradise representative will be there to greet you outside of Terminal Hall. He will be displaying Trekkers Paradise name card with your name on it. You will be moved to the pre-select Hotel after that.

  • Do I need a visa to travel to Nepal?

    All foreign nationals, except Indian Citizens, need visas to enter Nepal.

  • What is the cost of the visa application process and Visa? Should we apply for a visa from our home country or will we get it at Nepalese Airport? Which documents are important that I should bring with me?

    After landing, you can obtain a visa at Tribhuwan International Airport, furthermore, it will be easier if you are fill-up the visa form online (http://online.nepalimmigration.gov.np/tourist-visa) before taking the flight to Nepal. Entry Visa fees- at present are $ 30 for 15 days, $ 50 for 30 days, and $ 125 for a three-month visa on entry to Nepal.

    You should bring the following essential documents on the trip:

    • Valid Passport: must be valid for up to 6 months.
    • Travel insurance: you need to provide a copy of the insurance paper to Trekkers Paradise before you start the trek.
    • Flight Tickets.
    • Emergency contact numbers for T/C’s bank, insurance, family contacts.
  • When is the best time to travel to Nepal?

    The weather is probably the best guide for deciding when to plan your trip to Nepal. The best time to visit Nepal is between September to November and March to May.

  • Do I need permits?

    Yes, all foreign citizens require two permits for this trek. You require Sagarmatha National permit and a Local Government fee

  • How is the Higher Himalayan toilet facilities like?

    There are generally common toilet facilities in teahouses and lodges, which are typically clean and well maintained. A limited number of tea houses and lodges now sell attached toilets. We will provide you with the best choice in this regard, as far as possible.

  • Will we have Wi-Fi?

    Wi-Fi and network might not be always available. However, few hotels provide Wi-Fi free or with a certain charge.

  • How are the shower facilities on the trek?

    Normally there are hot water shower services in various teahouses and lodges. In the absence of such a facility, the teahouse/lodges will provide you hot water bucket. The payment for the shower has to be made by yourself and the cost varies with the places.

  • Are there porters or yaks carrying the luggage or are we supposed to be carrying it alone?

    Our porters, who are honest and experienced, will look after your luggage while on the trek. All you need to carry is your small day bag for your personal belongings like a camera, water bottle, sun cream, money, etc. Normally, we assign one porter to carry the luggage of two trekkers.

  • May I charge my camera and mobile batteries on my Trip?

    These facilities will be available in most of the places in your Hotel reception by paying some service charges. Don’t forget to bring your adapters!!

  • Will my Cell phone (mobile phone) work in Nepal?

    Please, Contact your service provider and check if Nepal country is included in their `Global roaming’ package. Please note, not all parts of Nepal are covered by the GSM Network in Nepal.

  • How long does it take to trek Everest Base Camp?

    The trek can be completed within 12 to 16 days however the length of the trek depends on the weather, the trekker’s ability to walk, how long they take to acclimatize, whether they want to take side trips to famous places nearby like Gokyo Lake.

  • Is Everest Base Camp safe to trek?

    The only potential hazard during the trek is the possibility of altitude sickness to reduce the chances of it we suggest a single day for acclimatization. You will also be guided by an experienced trekking guide and assisted by local porters, who are there to take care of you during your trek.

  • What are the facilities available in case of emergencies during the trek?

    In case you suffer from altitude sickness or any other problems, we will offer you the doctor’s prescribed medicines according to the type of problem facing you. We will descend you and incise of extreme cases, you will get rescued by the helicopter.

  • What are some basic Nepali customs that I should know about?

    • Take off your shoes before entering a temple or one’s home
    • Ask for permission before entering a Hindu temple
    • Taking photographs inside most temples are considered illegal
    • Ask for permission before taking photographs of objects, and including Nepali people.
    • Nepali people are friendly by nature. Have a genuine interest in them. Talk to them. Be friendly as you travel
  • Can I add extra days to my Trekking Trip?

    Yes, it is absolutely possible to add some more days to the trip. Along your trek, we can add days at your request with additional costs to cover guides, porters, accommodation, and food.

  • Are Trekkers Paradise’s staff insured?

    Yes, all the staff of Trekkers Paradise including guides and porters are insured to recover any kinds of casualties.

Equipments

We will meet you at the airport and pick you up:

We organized Kathmandu Tribhuvan International Airport (TIA) airport pick up and drop service. Upon your arrival, you are welcomed and greeted at your arrival gate (Holding your name on the company pamphlet- Trekkers Paradise) by our representative member from a company, then transfer to your hotel in Kathmandu. For departure transfer, we will come to pick you up at your hotel in Kathmandu and take you to the airport for your international flight.

Safety precaution for Everest Base Camp:

Aside from geographical protection, Trekkers Paradise has taken safety in following things to make travel as safe as possible making the most out of it without any worry!

  • Our guides have received extensive wilderness first-aid training.
  • Trek leaders and guides have years of trekking experience who can help you if there is any kind of uneasiness and assure happiness & satisfaction are guaranteed.
  • We’ll have High-quality masks & Gloves with sanitizers for everyday use throughout the journey for the Trekkers Paradise team assisting you.
  • Encouragement and inspiration can be a regular occurrence.
  • Food and accommodation in the mountains would be rechecked for additional hygiene.

The meals during the trek:

Our trek takes us to high altitudes near the world’s highest point, which means your body will need enough starch, protein, and nutrition, as food is the body’s fuel for hiking on such massive Himalayan trails.

All the meals including breakfasts, lunch, and dinner are served during your stay in Kathmandu and the trekking journey. Usually, breakfast and dinner are served at the same hotel where we stay overnight and lunch is served en route to our destination during the trek.

The services are basic, with some of the popular western, Asian, or Nepalese menus being the most popular and consumed. The most popular and common menu items include the Dal-Bhat set, which consists of rice, lentils, and vegetables, as well as meat, rice, and noodle items, spaghetti, pasta, momo(dumplings), Tibetan bread, chapatti, local tsampa porridge,  potatoes, sandwiches, macaroni dishes, pizza, Sherpa stew, steaks, vegetable curry and so forth.  The Dessert Items  (Rice Pudding, Apple pie), Hard Drinks Steaks, etc.) are available on the menu as well during the trek.

However, you cannot compare them with the choices available in large cities. Usually, local agricultural products are used to prepare meals. Other ingredients are purchased from the market if they cannot grow at a particular elevation.

Breakfast and dinner orders are taken in advance to save time; breakfast orders are taken the night before and dinner orders are taken as soon as you arrive at the teahouse. Depending on your schedule for the day, your typical day will begin. Breakfast is served in your lodge each morning, after which you leave for the next stop. A guide will notify the next tea house or lodge of your arrival each day. Around noon, you’ll stop for lunch at any nearby lodge on the way. You will arrive at your destination shortly after lunch. You can unwind or explore the nearby attractions when you arrive. You will dine around 7 to 8 pm.

At high altitudes, we strongly advise drinking hot liquid drinks in addition to fresh vegetable foods and fruit drinks. Drink plenty of water, not all a once but regularly on a time intervals.

It is best to avoid smoking cigarettes, consuming alcohol, non-vegetarian foods like meat, caffeine-containing foods, hot chocolate, and dairy and cheese products on high-altitude treks. These things increase the chances of getting altitude sickness and diarrhea.

 

Accommodation details during the Trek:

11 days Everest base camp trek includes eleven-night lodges to lodge stay at a mountain and four nights in a Kathmandu hotel, where we use the best available lodge and select the best accommodation in the Everest region. We provide five nights of rooms with attached bathrooms at Lukla, Phakding, and Namche, and six nights of a standard room at Debuche, Dingboche, Lobuche, Gorakshep, and Pheriche (Generally twin Sharing room).

You can find some teahouses and lodges with good services on the trekking routes during your trekking days. But as you ascend higher they become more basic. Rooms are basic, almost every room consisting twin-bedded with two beds with a mattress, a pillow, and blankets. You can share a room with a fellow trekker with whom you feel at ease.

Although, each lodge has its own set of standards, please do not anticipate luxurious accommodations, particularly in the mountains. Most teahouses offer hot showers, boiled drinking water, extra blankets, charging stations, and WIFI for an additional fee. The price of teahouses is determined by the location and the facilities/services they offered.

Four nights of Hotels in Kathmandu before and after the trek is required which is included in the package.

Passport and Visa:

All foreigners except Indian nationals must have a valid visa to enter Nepal. Visa is available on arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport upon entry in Kathmandu, Nepal, and at Nepal borders of India and Tibet. Visa can be easily extended to the central immigration office. www.immigration.gov.np Visa application requires a passport with at least 6 months until expiration and one passport size photo.

The current cost of a visa for 15 Days – 30 USD, 30 Days – 50 USD, and 90 Days – 125 (to be paid in cash) Other currencies are also accepted although rates may differ. Other nationalities should check entry requirements. Visitors are requested to specify return flight tickets, time intended to stay in Nepal.

Visa Extension Fee: Tourist visa extension is done for a minimum of 15 days with USD 45 and USD 3 per day for additional days. In the case of a delay of less than 150 days additional USD 5 per day as of late fine.

Tipping:

Tipping is not included in the salaries of your guides, porters, or crew, but it is greatly appreciated. In Nepalese culture, tips is the accepted and a lovely way of saying thank you (“Dhanyabada”) for good service. Normally the tips are offered at the end of the trek and this is best done as a group. Most groups will give the trips the last day of the trek.

Booking and payment process:

Trekkers Paradise is a government authorized, registered, licensed, and bonded trekking and touring operator in Nepal. The company registered number is 221608/076/0677. We are members of the Trekking Agency Association of Nepal (TAAN), Nepal Mountaineering Association (NMA). Therefore, the book the Trekkers Paradise trip with confidence as we are reliable.10 percent of payment in advance and other necessary documentations like passport copy, passport size photos, travel insurance policy, arrival, and departure flight details can be made later but must not exceed within two weeks’ period from the booking date. Payment is to be made by bank transfer, western union. The remaining trip cost can be paid whether in cash or by bank transfer when you arrive in Nepal. Furthermore, we put forward the necessary modes of payment details as per your convenience by mail.

Difficulties during Everest Base Camp Trek:

  • The trekking trail to the Everest Base Camp gets filthy during Monsoon.
  • Cancellations of flight following bad weather and heavy snowfall
  • Altitude sickness like nausea, breathing difficulties, and headache becomes common
  • High-tech facilities like Wi-fi and ATM gets exorbitant at high lands like Namche Bazar
  • Peak season gives rise to insufficiency of guest house and lodge in Everest
  • Accommodations are of economic with no luxurious items and extra facilities

Safe Drinking Water

The availability of drinking water is not an issue.  Bottled mineral water is available in most places for purchase, but there is no provision to dispose of plastic bottles. We encourage guests to do what they can to protect the environment. We do not recommend purchasing single-use plastic bottles. You can buy or bring your own Nalgene bottles on the trek which makes the trail free from bottles and rubbish.

Filling your water bottles in tea houses is another option for getting drinking water. Several guesthouses have the Euro-guard filters water.  Boiled filter water is also available in tea houses that are completely safe to drink but may be inexpensive for the duration of the trek.

River water is generally full of glaciers and sand and may be contaminated with animal urine and toilet run-off, so do not drink it. The tap water in the lodges is piped from high up, away from rivers and clean glaciers, so it is better, but it still must be treated.

Use iodine drops (3 per liter) locally known as Lugols solution, available at Thamel supermarkets in Kathmandu. The chlorine-based tablets are another choice, but they do transmit a taste to the water. Alternatively, you could purchase a Steripen, which uses UV to kill the bacteria but a bit fragile to carry during the trek.

The best option is the water purification tablet Aquaprove, which uses cutting-edge technology. Most importantly, it works against all pathogens in impure water. It’s light, simple to use, has no taste, and is all-natural.

Waste Management during the trek

Leave No Traces, Only the Footprints! Pack out your own waste. We practice responsible eco-tourism and organize eco-friendly trips to support sustainable tourism.

The trekking trail in Nepal has suffered significant damage as a result of not having a strong policy of waste management. Act and travel responsibly. We prefer that all of our clients bring their trash and keep them in a container or bag, and dispose of it properly at a specific spot or dustbin.

How to avoid acute mountain sickness?

Acute Mountain Sickness (AMS) is the most deadly risk of trekking. Anyone can get a victim of this sickness when their body is exposed to a higher elevation in a short period of time and the body is unable to adapt to the changing atmospheric pressures. As you ascend higher, the oxygen and air pressure decrease. Our bodies are capable of handling the change, but they require time to gradually adapt. If it is not treated in time, it can be severe and result in death. You can take a few preventative measures to avoid it.

  • Not to climb too high too fast.
  • Climb slowly and attain the height gradually.
  • Take it easy and climb at your own comfortable pace.
  • Reduce your walking hours as you reach 2000 meters and walk slowly.
  • Drink plenty of water.
  • Get plenty of rest. If you feel like your body needs more rest, get it.
  • Avoid drinking alcohol and smoking.
  • Meditation and warm-up exercise each day before starting the trek.
  • Allow an acclimatization day for every 1000m of elevation gain.

There are two more serious but less common severe forms of altitude sickness. Both have the potential to be fatal. You must descend immediately to receive medical care.

High-altitude Pulmonary Edema (HAPE) causes the lungs to swell with excess fluid, which makes breathing difficult even when at rest. You experience extreme exhaustion, weakness, and perhaps a sense of suffocation. A dry cough, nose breathing, shortness of breath, fever, chest tightness, rapid heart rates, congestion, swelling, and fainting are the symptoms of HAPE.  If HAPE is not promptly treated by lowering the altitude or using oxygen, it can be fatal.

High-altitude Cerebral Edema (HACE) is characterized by an accumulation of fluid on the brain that results in swelling. Confusion, poor coordination, and possibly violent behavior could occur. Hallucinations, loss of consciousness, fever and fatigue, photophobia, hypertension, coma, shortness of breath, and inability to walk are some more symptoms of HACE. HACE can result in death if it is not treated immediately.

The early signs of altitude sickness can be relieved by immediately descending. However, if you are experiencing severe acute mountain sickness symptoms, you should see a doctor.

The drug acetazolamide can ease heavy breathing and lessen the effects of altitude sickness. You may also be given the steroid Dexamethasone. But you are never recommended to take such drugs as far as possible until the situation is harsh.

Join Some Extra Activities

  • A unique Mountain Flight to Mt. Everest
  • White water rafting on Nepal’s famous rivers
  • A romantic overnight stay in a mountain resort
  • A cultural show, with dinner
  • A traditional Nepali Luxury Dinner
  • The most spectacular Bungee Jump on the Planet

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