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    Lodge to Lodge Trek
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    Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner
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    Group Size: 1 - 16 Pax
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    5545m.

About Everest Base Camp Trek

Everest base camp trek is one of the most popular adventure mountain journeys in Nepal. It is the 4th most famous Himalayan trek in the world, according to the Lonely Planet. Everest base camp trekking trail is quiet for one year because of COVID 19 pandemic. There are thousands of adventure trekkers from all around the world during the busy hiking season in Nepal.

The regular Everest base camp trek trail leads after taking a short flight to Lukla from Kathmandu. Although, you have options to start the base camp trek via overland. Drive to Jiri on a bus or Salleri on a jeep also leads the Everest base camp trip from Kathmandu.

Right after landing at Tenzin-Hilary airport in Lukla, the base camp trek in Nepal goes to Phakding. Then the trip goes to Namche Bazaar and higher more to the base camp. Lukla to Everest base camp trek is a 12 days mountain trip from Kathmandu to Kathmandu. It takes eight days to reach the base camp from Kathmandu, including two acclimatize rest days on the way up. After visiting the base camp, you will trek back the same way to Lukla in 3 long days trek and fly out.

Everest base camp trekking trail is inside the Sagarmatha national park. The Sagarmatha national park is a natural UNESCO world site in Nepal.

September to November in autumn and March to May in spring in spring are the best seasons for the Everest base camp trek. December offers the best weather for clear visibility, but it is a cold month. There are fewer trekkers after December during the winter. From late May to mid-September will be lots of rainy days. So these timings are not perfect for the Everest base camp trek.

Everest base camp trek offers the world’s great Himalayan experience and more. The whole trip may not be a pic of a cake for everyone with some difficulties, but it is an absolute adventure mountain tour.

Exploring the Everest Himalaya and reaching the world’s highest mountain base camp can be a goal of trekkers. Not only the mountains, but there are also lots to see and feel on the Everest base camp trek. Vantage viewpoints like Kala Patthar, Everest view hotel, Tengboche hill, and Nangkat-Tsang hill offer phenomenal Himalayan vistas on the Everest base camp trek.

Experiencing the local Sherpa culture, lifestyle, and visiting traditional villages, also the attraction of the Everest base camp Kala Patthar trek. There are some ancient historic Buddhist monasteries and more shrines to explore during the trip.

Everest Base Camp Trek with Local Company

Booking the Everest base camp trek directly with a local company is 100% safe and reliable cost. You can book online, and your payment will be secure. There are hundreds of local agencies in Nepal who are organizing the Everest base camp trek from Nepal.

Not only to save money, but it will also be a great support to the Nepalese local economy if you book your Everest base camp trek with a local company. It will be easy to communicate about the tour if you go with the local agency. They have well-field experience and updated information.

Booking the Everest base camp trek with overseas companies will be mostly the group tour. You need to follow the group rule, in this case, so you might not enjoy your vacation. You can book the trip with a local company at any time as your available dates and requirements.

More Information about the Everest base camp trek:

  1. Everest base camp trek details
  2. Everest base camp trek equipment
  3. Everest base camp trek accommodation
  4. Everest base camp trek Weather
  5. Everest base camp Elevation
  6. About Permit 

Frolic Adventure operates small and large groups of trekkers to the Everest Himalayas. We can make the best itinerary of the Everest base camp trek according to your time and physical fitness. Experienced and knowledgeable English-speaking guide leads the trip to make your trip memorable. Also, we provide friendly and helpful trekking crews for your trip. We do our best to make your Everest base camp trek memorable and a lifetime experience.

Highlights of Everest Base Camp Trek

  • Explore the religious hubs in the Everest region, including the Tengboche Monastery, which hosts the Mani Rimdu festival
  • Enjoy the ravishing trails through the Sagarmatha National Park
  • Witness the Khumbu glacier and icefall from the Everest Base Camp
  • Savor the enchanting sunrise over the Himalayas in the Everest massif from the Kalapatthar viewpoint
  • Enjoy and learn about the Sherpa culture and lifestyle at the villages like Namche Bazaar, Tengboche, and Lobuche

Itinerary

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After landing at Tribhuvan International Airport, our representatives will drive you directly to the hotel, where refreshments await. Once properly introduced with the guides and office representatives, we will be free to do as you wish. Journeying around the Thamel area will be a pleasant experience for the adventure seeker in you. Overnight stay at a hotel in Kathmandu.

  • Meals: Breakfast
  • Accommodation: Hotel
  • Place: Kathmandu
  • Altitude: 1350m.
  • Mode of Transportation: Private Car/Van/Bus
  • Departure Time: According to the arrival time
The day kicks off with a pre-trip meeting where we discuss the trip plans. The Kathmandu city tour begins with a pleasant experience climbing up the steps of Swayambhunath before heading to the Hindu site of Pashupatinath. The journey winds down towards the historical courtyards of Kathmandu Durbar Square before ending at Boudhanath beneath the mesmerizing sunset. Overnight stay at a hotel in Kathmandu.
  • Meals: Breakfast
  • Accommodation: Hotel
  • Place: Kathmandu
  • Altitude: 1350m.
  • Mode of Transportation: Private Car/Van/Bus
  • Departure Time: 9:00 am
The journey begins with a scenic flight to one of the most scenic and thrilling airstrips at Lukla. The early morning flight gives way to perfect views of the entire region while the morning sun illuminates the landscapes. After landing at Lukla airstrip we begin our trek to Phakding. The journey out of Lukla passes through pleasant forest landscapes before reaching Phakding. Overnight stay at Phakding.
  • Meals: Breakfast+Lunch+Dinner
  • Accommodation: Lodge
  • Place: Phakding
  • Altitude: 2610m.
  • Mode of Transportation: Private Car/Van/Bus + Domestic flight + Walk
  • Departure Time: 6:30 - 9:00 am
The journey heading out of Phakding begins in the familiar stretches of the forested trail guided by the occasional glimpses of Thamserku (6,608m) leading towards Jorsalle. The hamlet of Jorsalle denotes our entry to Sagarmatha National Park adorned with exquisite floras and faunas. Beyond the confluence of Bhotekoshi and Dudh Koshi rivers, the journey turns through the Himalayan rugged trail heading towards Namche Bazaar. Overnight stay at Namche Bazaar.
  • Meals: Breakfast+Lunch+Dinner
  • Accommodation: Lodge
  • Place: Namche Bazaar
  • Altitude: 3440m.
  • Mode of Transportation: Walk
  • Departure Time: 8:00 am
Today, we take the first of our two acclimatization days to let our bodies adapt to the increasing altitudes. Guided by the stunning views of Mt. Everest (8,848m) we begin our day with a mesmerizing trek to the Everest view hotel. Trekking through stunning Himalayan panorama we continue our journey through the surrounding reasons with visits to Everest View Hotel which is the hotel located at the highest altitude in the world. Overnight stay at Namche Bazaar.
  • Meals: Breakfast+Lunch+Dinner
  • Accommodation: Lodge
  • Place: Namche Bazar
  • Altitude: 3440m.
  • Mode of Transportation: Walk
  • Departure Time: 8:00 am

Having entered the Sagarmatha National Park earlier, we begin our journey towards the hamlet of Tengboche. The journey begins with a pleasant trail alongside the mesmerizing forested trail surrounded by the exquisite Himalayas. The hamlet of Tengboche is well known for Dawa Choling Gompa home to the Mani Rimdu festival observed for peace and prosperity. Overnight stay at Tengboche.

  • Meals: Breakfast+Lunch+Dinner
  • Accommodation: Lodge
  • Place: Tengboche
  • Altitude: 3860m.
  • Mode of Transportation: Walk
  • Departure Time: 8:00 am
The changing altitude is reflected by the changing landscapes as lush green forest give ways to alpine shrubs. The majestic peak of Ama Dablam (6,856m) guides the alpine trail heading past thinning pine and rhododendron trees to reach the snowy trail leading to the Himalayas. The final climb leads to Dingboche through the familiar rugged Himalayan trail. Overnight stay at Dingboche.
  • Meals: Breakfast+Lunch+Dinner
  • Accommodation: Lodge
  • Place: Dingboche
  • Altitude: 4410m.
  • Mode of Transportation: Walk
  • Departure Time: 8:00 am
At Dingboche, we take our second day off for acclimatization purposes. Surrounded by mesmerizing Himalayan landscapes Dingboche is a great place to take a day off. The surrounding peaks of Dingboche are a perfect place to begin our acclimatization journey with stunning Himalayan landscapes of the entire Everest Himalayan Region. Overnight stay at Dingboche.
  • Meals: Breakfast+Lunch+Dinner
  • Accommodation: Lodge
  • Place: Dingboche
  • Altitude: 4410m.
  • Mode of Transportation: Walk
  • Departure Time: 8:00 am
Today we head towards the Sherpa hamlet of Lobuche surrounded by the mesmerizing Himalayan peaks. The trail winds down squeezing through the majestic peaks of Cholatse (6,440m) and Taboche (6,367m) continuing towards the foot of Khumbu Glacier. The hamlet of Lobuche is the final stop before heading towards Everest Base Camp. Overnight stay at Lobuche.
  • Meals: Breakfast+Lunch+Dinner
  • Accommodation: Lodge
  • Place: Lobuche
  • Altitude: 4910m.
  • Mode of Transportation: Walk
  • Departure Time: 8:00 am
Today, we head towards Everest Base Camp crossing Gorakshep on our way. The trail winds through the familiar ridges of Khumbu Glacier before dipping down to Gorakshep. Past the majestic Khumbu Glacier, we reach the famous Everest Base Camp, the entry point to the world's tallest mountain. Although the peak of Everest shrouded by the clouds and cannot be observed from the base camp, the rush of adrenaline and the achievement of stepping on the foot of the world's tallest mountain are incomparable. After the exploration of Everest Base Camp, we return to Gorakshep. Overnight stay at Gorakshep.
  • Meals: Breakfast+Lunch+Dinner
  • Accommodation: Lodge
  • Place: Gorakshep
  • Altitude: 5140m.
  • Mode of Transportation: Walk
  • Departure Time: 6:30 - 7:00 am

Today, we journey to Kalapatthar viewpoint to witness the mesmerizing views of the Himalayas glistening in the early morning sun. The majestic peaks of Everest (8,848m), Nuptse (7,861m), Changtse (7,543m), Lhotse (8,414m), Ama Dablam (6,856m), Lingtren (6,749m) illuminating with the rising sun is a sight to behold. Having our fill of the glistening Himalayas and stunning panorama, we begin our descent towards the lake bed at Gorakshep, from where we begin our trek back to Pheriche. Overnight stay at Pheriche.

  • Meals: Breakfast+Lunch+Dinner
  • Accommodation: Lodge
  • Place: Pheriche
  • Altitude: 4210m.
  • Mode of Transportation: Walk
  • Departure Time: 5:00 am
The decreasing altitudes welcome the lush green forests as we begin our descent. Leaving behind the stunning views of Thamserku (6,608m), the journey heads through rough sandy trail heading up and down through the Hilly landscapes. Surrounded by Mani stones and prayer flags, we continue our journey reaching Tengboche beyond which lie the stairs leading up to Namche. Overnight stay at Namche Bazaar.
  • Meals: Breakfast+Lunch+Dinner
  • Accommodation: Lodge
  • Place: Namche Bazaar
  • Altitude: 3440m.
  • Mode of Transportation: Walk
  • Departure Time: 8:00 am
The final day of the trek; we head back to Lukla leaving the exquisite Sagarmatha National Park and the gateway to the Himalayas. The journey back is a pleasant one filled with oak, pine and juniper trees as the forested trail heads out of the region. The journey back will take us 6 hours through the pleasant and calming trail.
  • Meals: Breakfast+Lunch+Dinner
  • Accommodation: Lodge
  • Place: Lukla
  • Altitude: 2880m.
  • Mode of Transportation: Walk
  • Departure Time: 8:00 am
We take an early morning flight out of Lukla which again is the home to one of the most thrilling airstrips around. The view from up above before the morning fog rolls in as a mesmerizing sight which spans the entire region. The flight takes about 35-40 minutes and after landing back at Kathmandu you will be transferred directly to the hotel. Overnight stay at a hotel in Kathmandu.
  • Meals: Breakfast
  • Accommodation: Hotel
  • Place: Kathmandu
  • Altitude: 1350m.
  • Mode of Transportation: Domestic flight + Private Car/Van/Bus
  • Departure Time: 6:30 - 9:00 am
A free day in Kathmandu is the perfect opportunity to explore the local culture and way of life. Today will be the perfect time to take a step back from all the hectic travel and enjoy yourself at the moment. Also, a great time for souvenir hunting and indulging yourself in the local delicacies of the areas. Back at the hotel, we will have a lovely farewell dinner awaiting you. Overnight stay at a hotel in Kathmandu.
  • Meals: Breakfast+Dinner
  • Accommodation: Hotel
  • Place: Kathmandu
  • Altitude: 1350m.
Our representatives will once again drop you back at Tribhuvan International Airport with best wishes for your final flight out of Kathmandu. We hope you had a lovely time trekking with us in the Himalayas.
  • Meals: Breakfast
  • Place: Home
  • Mode of Transportation: Private Car/Van/Bus
  • Departure Time: 3 hours earlier from the departure flight time

Cost Details

  • Airport picks up and drops by private car/van/bus
  • 3 nights accommodation in tourist standard hotel including breakfast as per the above itinerary twin sharing basis
  • Private car/van/bus for the cultural tour (60 USD extra)
  • All the ground and domestic air transportation during the trip
  • Your standard meals BLD during the trek with a cup of hot tea/coffee in breakfast
  • Fresh fruit after every dinner in the mountain
  • All necessary paper works, national park entry permits, TIMS card, and monument entrance fees
  • All accommodations in lodges/tea houses during the treks
  • An experienced, helpful, and friendly guide, porters (1 porter for 2 peoples)
  • Salary, food, drinks, accommodation, transportation, and insurance for the guide and porter
  • Farewell dinner at last night in Kathmandu
  • An arrangement of an emergency helicopter service which will be paid by your travel insurance company
  • We help you to hire a Sleeping bag, down jackets, duffle bags if you don't have (with extra cost)
  • Certificate of achievement
  • All government taxes (Gst) and Stationery expenses
  • Nepal entry visa fee (you may easily issue the visa upon your arrival at Tribhuwan international airport (Kathmandu)
  • Your travel insurance (compulsory)
  • Lunch and dinner while you are in Kathmandu.
  • All entry fees for heritage sites
  • Your personal expenses
  • All the alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks
  • Sweet things like dessert/chocolate
  • Hot shower/batteries charge/heater during the trek
  • International airfare
  • Tips for the guide, porter & driver
  • Any other expenses which are not mentioned in including section

Useful Info

About Lukla Flight

There are regular flight departures every day in the morning to Lukla from Kathmandu. Lukla has a small airport with a short runway and slope pitch. Due to the bad weather, the flight might be delayed or canceled. You need to take a helicopter flight to Surki (a few hours below Lukla) or take an alternative trekking route to other regions. Flying to Lukla makes it a bit scary for the people, but the planes fly only in nice weather.

There is a weight limit on the plane, so make sure if you only have 15 kg. The weight limitation is including your hand luggage. You need to pay an extra amount if you have more than 15 kg. But it is better not to take more weight. If you have overload, you may fly without your bag to Lukla, and your bag will fly with the next flight. If the second plane could not make a flight, your bag will stick in Kathmandu. Then you will be without trek equipment. What happens If your Lukla flight would be delayed or canceled? Check this for the information.

Keeping The Things That You Don’t Use In Trekking

Now, you might be thinking about what to do? After knowing the weight limitation to Lukla and worried about the things that you are not using on the trek.

You can leave the things in your Kathmandu hotel, which you don’t use on the trek. It will keep them secure in their storeroom. You will get a baggage tag from the reception that you can not lose. You can get it back after you come back from the trek.

Walking Hours And Camps

The trekking camps are short, with a few hour's walk each day. You will hike 4-5 hours most of the hiking days on the trip. But trek from Phakding to Namche Bazaar on the second day, and the day you hike to the base camp are a few hours long. Walking hour on the way back after visiting the base camp and Kala Patthar is long.

Religious Believes and Respects

The Everest region is the land of the Sherpa people. Sherpa people are practicing Buddhism, and they have some rules, regulations, cultural aspects, and customs. There are Mani wheel, Mani walls, rocks with mantras, prayer flags on the way. You should keep them right and walk clockwise to respect their culture.

While entering the monasteries, you should follow some instructions that you will see outside on the wall. If there is praying on, you should not make noise. And ask the people before taking a photograph of them.

Accommodation, Food, And Drink

Everest base camp route is managing by Sagarmatha national park, the Sagarmatha pollution control committee, and the local Sherpa community. It has an organized pollution control system with other management.

You will easily find space to sleep at each stop, and there are lots of restaurants along the way for a lunch break. The lodges have private rooms for clients with indoor toilets. You even will have luxury accommodation in some places with luxury facilities. But some towns have limited guest houses, that you need to book in advance. If you don’t reserve earlier, they might be full.

Every lodge has a food menu, but food items are the same. The cocks have nicely trained, but the taste of the same foods might be a bit different. You may try the local food also during the trek if you would like. Meet might not be fresh up in the mountain, so try to be vegetarian in the lodges.

You can buy bottled water in every lodge and on the way, but as you go higher, the price also goes high. Alternatively, you can try normal tap water filling into your bottle using purification tablets or sterilizer. Check about facilities of accommodation in the Everest base camp trekking trail here.

Internet, Connection, And Battery Charging

There is a cell phone signal everywhere during the Everest base camp trek. 2 different phone companies are running their service in this region. They are NTC and NCELL. You can buy a SIM card upon your arrival at Kathmandu airport with internet data packages.

You will have an internet card from the Everest link, which you can buy in your lodge. You need to be near the coverage of the router for this. So using the internet on the phone from the cell phone company is better than the top-up card. They use solar energy for the light and charging the batteries in the lodges. You can recharge your stuff by paying them, but it cost expensive. If you bring a power bank and use it in the higher areas will be worth it.

Trekking Equipment

Visiting the high Himalayan region is cold, so you need to have heat trekking gear. It is a regular hiking trail, so you don’t need to have any technical equipment. Some warm and good quality body wears with daily usages things are recommending for the trek. Check our equipment list for the Everest base camp trek.

Best Time To Trek

The months from autumn and spring are the ideal timings to go to the Everest base camp. Though, until mid-September and the last week of May are not that good. The beginning of September and the end of May might have some rainy days. Winter brings cold months, but the visibility in the morning is not that bad. If you are looking to visit with fewer trekkers and dare to face cold temperatures, you can go in winter with well trekking equipment. But summer is not a good time to trek to the Everest base camp. Check the section “When is the best time to trek to the Everest base camp?”

Safety And Security

People use Yak, Jopke (a hybrid from cow and Yak), and Mules for food and materials supply. It is better to be careful when they pass you. So stay in the safe zone where no cliffs are. Some people don’t care when they take photographs. Then check behind if there is enough space and not the danger zone.

A lot of trekkers and porters with loads are on the way during the high season. If you meet them on the narrow surface and bridge, please be sure if you are on the safe side. And make sure if they don’t push you.

Altitude Sickness

Acute mountain sickness is a big serious problem during the trek. You will fly from Kathmandu (1350m) to Luka (2840m), so it is already high enough. You will reach Namche Bazaar the next day, which is 3440m of elevation. Here, you might feel some effects of the altitude.

After taking an extra acclimatization rest day in Namche Bazaar, you will trek to the higher elevation to Tengboche, Dingboche, Lobuche, and Gorakshep before visiting the base camp. It is better to stay safe from an altitude problem for the successful Everest base camp journey. What is altitude sickness, and how to prevent altitude problems? For the information, visit this section.

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