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    Lodge to Lodge Trek
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    Nepal
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    Private Transport+Plane
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    Moderate
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    Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner
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    Lodge To Lodge
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    Group Size: 1 - 16 Pax
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    5545m.

About Everest Base Camp Trek

The Everest base camp trek is one of the most popular base camp treks in Nepal. This trek offers the great Everest Himalaya and more from this region. The trails along the Everest Base Camp Trekking are not your simple trekking route through the Himalayas but the ultimate journey which stands at the apex of all trekking routes. Surrounded by the mesmerizing Himalayas all around the journey takes us to the mesmerizing viewpoint of Kalapatthar which is perhaps the best viewpoint to witness the majestic Himalayas drenched golden with the rising sun. The Everest Kalapatthar Trek also explores the Sherpa villages and historic Buddhist monasteries to offer the mesmerizing charisma of the Everest realm.

The trail-head of one of the most popular trekking in Nepal begins at Lukla which is also home to one of the most thrilling airstrips you can land on. From there, the journey heads towards Phakding following the forested trail to reach Namche Bazaar. Taking our first of the two acclimatization days allocated for the journey at Namche, we head towards Tengboche better known for its monastery and the famous Mani Rimdu Festival. Guided by the Himalayas, the trail in the EBC region trek continues through changing landscapes towards Dingboche, where we take the last of our acclimatization days. The journey continues through snowy rugged trail heading towards Lobuche finally landing at the foot of the world's tallest mountain. Celebrating the mesmerizing Himalayan views as seen from Kalapatthar we descend to the herder’s settlement at Gorakshep before descending towards Pheriche which then leads to Namche Bazaar. The trail of the Everest base camp trek ends once again back at Namche where the familiar thrill of the Namche airstrip awaits. The months belonging to pre-monsoon (February, March, April, and May) and post-monsoon (late September, October, November, and December) are considered the best time for Everest base camp trek.

Everest Base Camp Trek with a Local Company

The question comes that is it safe and can I trust to the local company? Of course, it is absolutely safe and you can trust the local organizer for the Everest base camp trek. It is a lot cheaper if you book your trip with a local company and will be a great help for the Nepalese local economy.

Frolic Adventure is organizing many trekking trips to the Everest base camp after working for many years as a trekking leader. We organize Everest base camp private trip and a group joining trips as your request. We make any suitable itinerary according to your time frame and physical fitness.

Everest Base Camp Trek Cost

There are thousands of trekking companies with different prices and different services. We offer this trek with reasonable cost and reliable service.

The cost here you see with service includes and excludes below is normal. So we can make it cheaper and a bit expensive with minimizing and maximizing the service inclusion and exclusion of the city tour and as your offered accommodation types in Kathmandu.

Best Time to Trek

We recommend autumn (September to November) and spring (March to May) to trek to the Everest base camp. You may not have holidays during these times and still would like to do the trek to base camp, so still, you may do during begging and the end of winter. But you need to have very warm equipment. Trekking in summer (June-August) is not good.

Still, until mid-September and end of May are not highly recommended timings because there will be fewer chances of the flight to Lukla due to the bad weather.

The chance of flight cancellations to Lukla from Kathmandu and to Kathmandu from Lukla is a common factor at any time of the year. So having some extra days for the Everest base camp trek will support to rescheduled the trek itinerary.

If the regular flight has been canceled, what happens? - Find the detail information about the flight canceled and the alternative options here. It may help for mind makeup well.

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 

We here at Frolic Adventure have been ferrying small and large groups of travelers to the mesmerizing Himalayas. With a well-constructed itinerary for the EBC region trek and amazing guides, we will take it upon ourselves to make your journey a memorable one. Everest base camp trekking is a master-class among the treks, and fine logistics with great transportation make the journey a class above others. 

Highlights of Everest Base Camp Trek

  • Explore the major 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
  • Savour 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 you will be free to do as you wish. Journeying around the Thamel area will be a pleasant experience the adventure seeker in you. Overnight stay at a hotel in Kathmandu.

  • Meals: Breakfast
  • Accommodation: Hotel
  • Place: Kathmandu
  • Altitude: 1350m.
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.
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.
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.
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.

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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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), Cho Oyu (8,188m) 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.
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.
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.
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.
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

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). Y
  • 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 others expenses which are not mentioned on including section.

PRICES & DATES

Trip DatesAvailabilityNotesPrice  
07 Apr, 2020 - 22 Apr, 2020GuaranteedSingle supplement 150US$1270
14 Apr, 2020 - 29 Apr, 2020GuaranteedSingle supplement 150US$1270
21 Apr, 2020 - 06 May, 2020GuaranteedSingle supplement 150US$1270
28 Apr, 2020 - 13 May, 2020GuaranteedSingle supplement 150US$1270

Useful Info

About Lukla Flight

There are regular flights every day departures to Lukla from Kathmandu. Lukla airport is a small airport with a short runway and slope pitch. Due to the bad weather, occasionally the flight might be delayed or cancelled. 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 make a bit scary to the people but the planes fly only with good weather.

There is a weight limit in the plane so make sure if you only have 15 kg including your hand luggage. You need to pay 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 remains in Kathmandu so you might be without equipment. What happens If your Lukla flight would be delayed or cancelled? Check this for the information.

Keeping The Things That You Don’t Use In Trekking

Yes, you might be thinking after knowing the weight limitation to Lukla and worried about the things that you are not using during the trek.

You can leave the things that you don’t need for the trek in your hotel in Kathmandu. Your stuff will be safe in their storeroom. You will get a tag from reception and you need to keep safe it until you won’t take back your stuff after the trek.

Walking Hours And Camps

Normally, camps are short with walking a few hours each day. You will walk most of the day 4-5 hours. But trek from Phakding to Namche Bazaar on the second day is a bit longer and the day you trek to the base camp. Walking hour on the way back after visiting the base camp and Kala Patthar is long. You will have 2 extra days on the way up for the altitude practice.

Religious Believes and Respects

The Everest region is a land of the Sherpa people. Sherpa people are practising Buddhism and they have some rule, regulation, 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 to go on, you should not make noise and ask the people before taking a photograph of them.

Accommodation, Food And Drink

The Everest base camp trekking route is a well-managed trekking trail. It is managed by the Sagarmatha national park, Sagarmatha pollution control committee and the local Sherpa community. There are well organized with pollution control and other management.

You will easily find the accommodation 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 lodges in some places with the luxury facilities. But some places have limited lodges that you need to book in advance otherwise they might be full.

Every lodge has a food menu and food items are the same. The cocks are basically trained so 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 trek.

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 drink 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. Mainly, 2 different phone companies are running their service in this region as NTC and NCELL. You can buy a SIM card upon your arrival at Kathmandu airport with internet data packages.

You will have a top-up internet card from the Everest link that can buy in your lodge. You need to be near the coverage of the router for this so using the internet of the phone is better.

They use solar energy for the light and charging the batteries in the lodges. You can charge your stuff paying them but it cost expensive. If you bring a power bank and use in the higher areas will be worth.

Trekking Equipment

Trekking to the Himalaya is cold so you need to have warm trekking gears. It is a regular trekking trail so you don’t need to have any technical gears. Some warm and good quality body wears with daily usages things are recommended 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 best to trek to the Everest base camp. Though, until mid-September and the last week of May are not very good. 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 trek with fewer people and dare to trek with cold temperatures having warm equipment, you can trek in winter too. 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?” now.

Safety And Security

People use Yak, Jopke (a hybrid of yak and cow), and Mules as the transport of food and materials supply. You need 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 so check behind if there enough space and no cliff.

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 stand on the safe side and you won’t be pushed to the cliff.

Altitude Sickness

Altitude sickness is a serious problem during the trek. You will fly from Kathmandu (1350m) to Luka (2840m) so it is already high enough. You will trek to 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 further higher elevation to Tengboche, Dingboche, Lobuche and Gorakshep before visiting the base camp. You need to be safe from an altitude problem for the successful Everest base camp journey. What is altitude sickness? What are the symptoms? How to prevent altitude problem? For the information, visit this section.

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