Reaching Everest Base Camp Trek has become the goal of thousands of avid trekkers the world over. There is a sense of grandeur that comes with trekking through an area considered a Mecca for climbing and mountain enthusiasts.
The classic trek retraces the footsteps of Sir Edmund Hillary, Tenzing Norgay and the countless other early pioneers of Mount Everest as you trek from Lukla to the Base Camp.
Everest Base Camp Trek is quite simply the classic trek in Nepal. High in the priority list of trekkers, the Everest Base Camp is one of the most visited regions in the Himalaya. The two week trek starts and finishes at Lukla, an airstrip to the south of the region also known as the ‘Gateway to Everest’. Most trekkers fly to Lukla, to begin the trek.
The iconic Everest Base Camp Trek leads you through the Khumbu Valley. Allowing you to experience the immense beauty of the surrounding Sagarmatha National Park. While simultaneously providing breath-taking vistas of 4 of the 6 highest peaks in the world. Everest (8.848m), Mt. Lhotse (8,516 meters), Mt. Makalu (8,470 meters) and Cho Oyu (8,201 meters).
Best time to do this trek
The best trekking experience depends on the time of the year. Everest Base Camp Trek is doable in all seasons with professional guidance. But, spring and autumn seasons are of course the best seasons for this trek. Spring in Nepal lasts from February to May. In spring, the moderate and dry climate makes trekking comfortable. The flourishing bio diversity makes the trails vibrant and beautiful. Autumn in Nepal lasts from September to November. This season provides better mountain views, less humidity and less perspiration. The clear blue skies bring about crisp views of the mountains. In any season whatsoever, the Himalayas won’t disappoint.
Adventure Connexion provides the trekkers with best facilities throughout the trek. All arrangements from accommodation to meals, transportation and guidance. If you’re looking forward to an ecstatic Himalaya adventure, then Everest Base Camp is the one. We have prepared this package keeping the client’s satisfaction the foremost priority. Or, you can choose from our other trekking packages as per your convenience. This is the trip must see in Nepal 2020.
- EBC Trek takes you to the highest peak of the world Mt. Everest(8,848)m.
- Rewarding breathtaking view of the Mt. Everest(8,848m), Lhotse (8516m), Nuptse(7,861m)& Pumori(7,161m).
- Admire the beauty of Kalapatthar along with the 360° view of the highest peak & many more.
- View amazing landscape, suspension bridges, Kala Patthar and base camp of Mount Everest.
- Adorable beauty of Khumjung village & Sherpa culture.
- Dramatic view of the Khumbu region with breathtaking Khumbu glaciers & icefalls.
- Explore the Hillary museum, different high passes trek and majestic views of Mount Everest.
- Visit amazing Sagarmatha National Park exploring the wilderness vast range of flora & fauna.
- Primitive Highlights of Hillary Museum & Sherpa Capital Namche Bazaar.
- Airport / Hotel / Airport pick up & drop off service by a private tourist vehicle.
- Standard twin-sharing accommodation in a three-star hotel in Kathmandu including breakfast (4 nights).
- Guided city tour in Kathmandu by a private tourist vehicle.
- All standard meals during the trek (Breakfast, lunch and dinner).
- Basic guesthouse accommodation during the trek in mostly twin-share and occasionally dormitory-style rooms (11 nights).
- Local Adventure Connexion licensed English-speaking trekking guide.
- Food, accommodation, salary, insurance, equipment and medicine for all staff.
- Everest National Park permits and TIMS permit for trekking.
- Airfare from Kathmandu – Lukla - Kathmandu including airport departure tax in Kathmandu and Lukla airports.
- Free Adventure Connexion duffel/kit bag and sun hat (yours to keep).
- Sightseeing/Monument entrance fees in Kathmandu.
- Farewell dinner in typical Nepal restaurant with cultural performance.
- All government taxes, vat, tourist service charges.
- Official expenses.
- Travel insurance, which covers emergency rescue and evacuation.
- International airfares
- Tips for trek guides, tour guides, and porters (Tipping is expected).
- Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu.
- Alcoholic, hot and cold drinks.
- Personal trekking equipment.
- Nepal entry visa; you can obtain the visa easily upon your arrival at Tribhuwan International Airport in Kathmandu (Tourist Visa with Multiple Entries for 15 days can be obtained by paying $25).
- Any others expenses not mentioned in the Price Includes section.
Frequently asked Questions
Before committing to at least eleven days hiking in (generally) basic conditions, it’s a good idea to establish that you like hiking and don’t mind basic conditions, so that you can actually enjoy the experience when you do it. Bank a two- or, optimally, three-day hike to see how you feel about walking each day and being away from home comforts before you commit.
The Everest Base Camp trek is less physically strenuous than some people make out – although not a walk in the park. The main issue is going up and down steep slopes and steps, and so the best preparation is to go up and down lots and lots of stairs with the weight that you’ll be carrying when you trek. The trek starts at Lukla, 2,860m above sealevel, and culminates at Gorak Shep, over 5,160m above sealevel, so it’s worth banking some higher altitude trekking experience before committing to it.
Nepalese tap water is not safe to drink. Bring water purifying tablets or a water purifying stick to save money and the environment. Note that at higher elevations during the coldest times of year the water will freeze, so you’ll need to buy boiled water from teahouses. Buy a decent thermos flask or plastic water container in Kathmandu so that you can top up with hot, boiled water at the beginning of the day – starting with hot water will stop it freezing.
Yes, you can charge batteries en route. Charger should be brought. There are hot shower facilities as well. You may have to pay certain amount for both ($1-$2). Negotiate. Also, hot water facility could be free at lower elevation.
The main Everest Base Camp route now has decent cell coverage – although be aware that you will need to pay from 200 to 600 NPR per hour to charge your devices. You can buy a local Ncell SIM with 5gb of data for under $25: do this in Kathmandu or Pokhara, not Lukla!
Yes. Definitely purchase travel insurance and make sure it will cover you at high altitudes. If you need to be airlifted down you will want to be covered by your insurance.
In the mountains, people generally talk in hours rather than kilometres or miles. It can be painful to hear that you have walked for 8 hours but only covered 4 miles!
But for those who need the stats the total distance you walk from Lukla (the village where you fly to from Kathmandu) to Everest base camp is; 38.58 miles or 62 Kilometers.
The starting point is at 2,700 meters and EBC is at 5,400 to 5,500 meters.
The highest point reached during the trek is the small (in comparison!) mountain of Kala Pattar which is around 5,550 meters from here you can see the Khumbu and the Mount Everest in all its magnificence!
Pack for every season. Kathmandu and the first few days of the trek will feel like the UK on a very hot summers day and base camp like a very cold winter day.
The most important item on your kit-list should be your boots. Because of the variety of terrain covered they will need to be strong, flexible, warm and offer good ankle support.
Generally, 3 season trekking boots fit the bill well (they don’t need to be crampon compatible). If you are happy with your boots walking the Scottish Munros then take them to Nepal.
(Adventure Connexion can provide you with a comprehensive kit-list which covers all the bases but still lets you travel as lightly as possible.)