Everest base camp trek is a lodge to lodge-based trek in Sagarmatha National Park. After 30 minutes flight to Lukla from Kathmandu (in the morning), The Everest Base Camp Journey begins through the Sherpa village with a Guide and porter. Lukla is both the starting and ending point of Everest Base Camp.
Standing at an altitude of 8,848 m, Mt. Everest is the tallest mountain on the planet. Trekking to its base camp is some steps to heaven and more than trekking. We have been operating this trek and tour since 1998 AD and we understand the needs of our clients including their concern with altitude. Our motto is to let you enjoy and be stress-free! There are many foreign companies that offer similar services; however, none of them are able to work independently. Global Adventure Trek is certified by the Government of Nepal and deciding your journey with us into the Mountain will save a lot of money as you do not have to pay for intermediaries. Trekking to Everest Base camp is for many a lifetime experience and not a difficult task although its base camp is 5360 m. The way leads through the most spectacular Himalayan terrain with Sherpa Guide who is very much familiar with their culture and customs.
What to expect at Everest Base Camp?
From the very beginnings of this trek, you will be fascinated by the local villages, birch forest and amazing Mountain views as you are taking the Mountain flight to Lukla. After landing, you will be introduced to trek staff and start your trek by heading to Phakding where you will be staying for an overnight. The next days are not as easy as the first day as you will be ascending the altitude and reach Namche Bazar (3440 m) on the second day. Taking an acclimatized day at Namche Bazaar will help you a lot dealing with altitude. On this acclimatized day you may visit Khumjung village-Everest View Hotel and be back at Namche for a night.
Heading to Tengboche is another 6 hours up and down walking. Tengboche is the best place to view the Himalayan environment and Monastery experience. Dingboche is the last village of Everest Base Camp trek where you will have another acclimatized day. We do care for all of our clients and make sure everything is in detail for making Everest Base Camp Trek as enjoyable as possible. Our Guide and porters are not only experienced and friendly but they are also certified and are better at management overcoming the obstacles on the trek. Gorak Shep was the initial base camp of Everest until the 1950s. Once you are here you may visit Everest base camp (5360m) and feel the glory of the Himalayas and next day small hike to Kala Patthar (5545m) for the Sunrise into the Himalayan panorama.
How do I prepare for Everest Base Camp Trek in Nepal?
Mt. Everest is more than a mountain and its base camp is just more than trek and hiking. Training for Everest base camp should include improving strength endurance, cardio endurance and carrying a day pack up and down the long distances. Before taking part in this trip begin a long day hike at least one day a week and focus on duration than distance.
Everest trek difficulty level
The difficulty level of Everest Base Camp trekking is moderate; however, it involves 6 to 7 hours of walking a day. To accomplish this trek should require at least 12 days. You are suggested to be more determined, physically fit and passionate. If you try to complete it in less than 12 days, it would be harder to accomplish it.
Best trekking season for Everest Base Camp
The most popular month for the EBC trek is (Spring) March, April, May, and October, November, December (autumn) are the best time for the Khumbu region. These months tend to offer moderate temperature, clear sky, and less chance of problematic snowfalls. Summer and Winter are not friendly weather for high altitude treks.
Duration of the Everest Trek
On average it takes 11 days to 14 days to trek round trip from Lukla to Base camp and back. Most people do it in 12 days including two acclimatized days in Namche Bazaar and Dingboche. 8 days to Mt. Everest Base Camp and 4 days to return back. 63km to go up and 53 km to return back. if you are interested to extend the trek over a Chola pass to Gokyo valley or Everest three-pass trek also possible by adding a few additional days.
The Cost of Everest Base Camp Trek
Trekking up to the base camp is way cheaper than climbing Mt. Everest. The cost of the Everest Base Camp Trek is depending on the company and services they offer. We have feature group discounted price in full package including flight, food, and standard accommodation with Sherpa Guide and porter. If you are expecting some luxury hotel along the trek route it is also possible with additional cost, please contact us for more info.
The Everest Base Camp Trek Route
Normally, we follow the Classical Everest base camp trek route like Lukla-Namche-Tengboche-Dingboche-Lobuche-Gorak Shep-EBC and follow the same route to return back. However, we do little differently than others and make small loops to avoid the crowds from Namche Bazaar to Pangboche. please see the below itinerary.
Everest Trek Itinerary
Everest base camp trek is a challenging trek in Nepal. However, most people complete it within 12 days following the classical route. Our below itinerary is outlne and it is customizable as per clients requirement. The trekking route will be Lukla-Phakding-Namche Bazaar-Tengboche-Dingboche-Lobuche-Gorsk Shep before reaching Everest Base camp. The return route is the same though the views are as enjoyable as you walk the opposite direction.
Our 14 days Everest Base Camp Trek proposed itinerary is from arrival till departure is outlined and it can be changed as per your requirement. Allowing less than 12 days is more hectic to accomplish trekking to Everest base camp. Within this duration of the trek, you may experience Sherpa Culture, Mountain life, flora and fauna, glacial moraines, Sunrise and sunset view from Kala Patthar, and of course leave the footprint at Everest Base Camp.