- Destination: Nepal
- Trip Difficulty: Moderate
- Trip Style: Trekking
- Transport: Private Vehicle & Flight
- Accommodation: Teahouse or Lodge
- Group Size: 16
- Max Elevation: 5545M
- Scenic flight above the mountains.
- Explore UNESCO World Heritage Sites (Pashupatinath, Boudhanath, Swayambhunath).
- Explore Sherpa Culture at Namche Bazar.
- Spectacular views of Khumbu Icefall.
- Hike to Kala Pathar (5,555m).
- Visit Tengboche Monastery.
- Hike to Nangkartshang Peak (5,083m).
- Trek to Everest Base Camp.
- Trek to Khumbu Glacier.
- Closure to the world’s highest mountain, Mount Everest (8,848m)
Everest Base Camp Trek is a famous trekking destination. It is a mesmerizing experience to the world’s highest mountain Mount Everest (8848) giving a sensational challenge for all adventure lovers. Everest Base Camp trek offers spectacular panoramas and charming of the mountains. Most trekkers regard it as the most exciting trekking expedition in Nepal.
Everest Base Camp Trek by Mount Mania starts at Phakding. The trail then follows the Dudh Kosi valley. The Everest Base camp trek continues uphill as you get to Namche Bazar. Namche Bazar is also known as the Sherpa capital. It is a junction for trekkers where you can also buy some trekking gear if you want to.
You will hike along with magnificent forests of rhododendron. The trail is also intercepted by magnolia and giant firs. As you do so, you will also get to see the various flora and fauna unique to this region. As most of the trekking region lies within the confines of Sagarmatha National Park, this place still retains much of its natural beauty.
As you trek further up, you will get to see various places like Tengboche, Dingboche, Lobuche, and Gorak Shep. All of these picturesque villages have delightful spots that give you wonderful mountainous views. The stay at Tengboche is especially delightful as you will visit the Tengboche Monastery.
The monastery is the largest in the Everest region. The festival of Mani Rimdu which falls in the autumn season gives you great insights into the Tibetan Buddhism of this region. Great views of the towering mountains like Everest, Nuptse, Ama Dablam, etc surround this monastery.
The trail reaches the highest point of the expedition at Kala Patthar (5555m). Everest Base Camp Trek takes you on a wild ride. But the 360-degree panorama views of Everest (8848), Lhotse(8516m), Nuptse(7861m), Kantega(6782m) and Ama Dablam(6170m) adds spiritual feeling to the hike. Which makes the Everest Base Camp tranquil and inspiring places in the world.
Everest Base Camp takes you closer to Mount Everest. You will also have surprisingly good views of the Khumbu Glacier and the Ngozumpa glacier during this trek. All in all, Mount Mania gives you a wonderful exploration of the Everest Base Camp during this 14 days Everest Base Camp Trek.
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Day 1: Flight from Kathmandu to Lukla. Trek to Phakding (Sherpa Resort)
This day, you will take a morning flight to Lukla. This flight will give you glimpses of the mountains of the Everest region. This is a short flight that lasts 25 minutes long. When you land in Lukla, you’ll greet your guide and porter. After having a short break in Lukla, you will start your trek.
Firstly, the trek to Chaurikharka village is quite easy. Then, you will make a descent towards Thadokoshi to Ghat (2,530m). The trail follows the bank of the Dudh Koshi River until you reach Phakding (2,652m). The trek to Phakding(2650 meters) from Luka is 3-4 hours long. You will have your overnight stay in the beautiful village of Phakding. You can enjoy the view and vibe of this wonderful little village.
Day 2: Trek to Namche Bazaar (Comfort Inn)
After breakfast in Phakding, you will be gearing up for the trek to Namche Bazaar (3440 meters). It is the biggest Sherpa village in Nepal. Our trail takes us first over the Dudh Koshi River via a long suspension bridge, and then through a beautiful pine forest to Monjo. We will enter to Sagarmatha National Park for a brief permit check. After the respective officials have checked your permit, you will descend to Dudh Kosi River and reach Jorsale.
We will stop to Jorsale for the Lunch and then depart to Namche. Your trek exists of crossing one of the highest bridges in Khumbu Region, known as Hillary Suspension Bridge. From Top Danda, you will see the first glimpse of Mount Everest. After one hour of trekking, you will reach your final destination of the day- Namche Bazaar. The trek to Namche Bazaar from Phakding is 5-6 hours long. Namche Bazaar is said to be the only gateway to Everest.
Day 3: Day Hike in Namche Bazaar (Comfort Inn)
This day, you will hike to Everest View Hotel (3880m) from Namche Bazar. You will be able to experience the beautiful landscape of Mt. Everest, Mt. Lhotse, Mt. Nuptse, Mt. Amadablam and other mountains. This hike will help in speed acclimatization for trekking to Everest Base Camp.
Also, you can check out the Sherpa museum for an overview of the Sherpa culture and history of mountaineering.
On Saturdays, the Hatt Bazaar is open for trading and an intimate look at the locals’ marketplace. It is part of the larger Namche Bazaar shopping hub. It is full of trekking and mountaineering clothing and gears. Namche Bazaar is the last stop for exchanging foreign currency and withdrawing money from ATM.
Day 4: Trek to Tengboche (Tashi Dele)
After Breakfast in Namche Bazaar, you will prepare yourself with proper trekking gears to trek Everest Base Camp. You can enjoy the breathtaking views of the Himalayas. Everest, Nuptse, Lhotse, Ama Dablam, Thamserku, and Kwangde – are some of the highlights you don’t want to miss.
A short drop takes you to the riverside and then cross the river upwards through the forest pass. Continual uphill trek between a gradual grade and some seriously steep ground may make your trek challenging. After trekking for 5 hours, you will reach Tengboche (3876 meters). We’ll stop in the Tengboche monastery, one of the largest monasteries in Khumbu. Chanting and prayer from the resident Buddhist monks are bound to give you inner peace and refreshment for the rest of your trek.
Day 5: Trek to Dingboche (Goodluck Hotel)
After hot breakfast in Tengboche, your trek will start through the rhododendron forest to Deboche. This will be followed by a bridge over the raging ‘Imja Khola’ River. You will then pass the valley before crossing the last suspension bridge for Everest Base Camp Trek. We will trek toward Pangboche village, which is one of the biggest settlement of Sherpas in the region. Here, you will get to enjoy a great opportunity to observe a typical Sherpa village and have lunch.
You can also hike to the Pangboche monastery, which is one of the oldest monasteries in the area. After hiking to Pangboche, you will be heading towards a wide valley. This valley has a dry atmosphere and deserted mountains. Finally, after trekking for 5-6 hours, you will reach your overnight stop at Dingboche (4410 meters).
Day 6: Day Hike in Dingboche (Goodluck Hotel)
Accimilitization in Dingboche is a beautiful opportunity to spend some quality time in this village of remarkable landscape views. You can utilize your day by exploring Dingboche and hiking up to Nagarjuna Hill (5083m). From Nagarjuna hill, you can enjoy the beauty of Island Peak Summit, Mt. Makalu, Mt. Amadablam, Lobuche Peak, Glacier Lake, Amphu Laptsa, and Makalu Barun National Park. After getting back from a day hike, you will have your lunch at a teahouse and take a rest. If you have any clothes to wash, then you can do it during your leisure time after lunch.
Day 7: Trek to Lobuche (Alpine Hotel)
After breakfast in Dingboche, the trek will move gradually and be more challenging due to the higher altitude. You’ll pass Thukla with a tough steep walk to the high of a hill. There you will find some memorial stupas dedicated to the climbers and trekkers who lost their lives while trying to get to the top of Mt. Everest over the years.
The next part of our adventure brings you over a rocky mountain landscape to Lobuche. Lobuche is quaint little settlement with amazing views of Mt. Lobuche, Mt. Pumori and the Nuptse. You need to keep yourself warm and be fully prepared for freezing cold because we are now almost at 5000m above sea level. Lobuche stands at an altitude of 4930 meters.
Today’s trek is quite pleasant as it is 2-4 hours long. This short trek will help you get plenty of rest before heading out to Everest Base Camp the next day.
Day 8: Trek to Gorak Shep and visit Everest Base Camp (Snowland)
After a breezy cold morning with warm breakfast, you will head to your final destination for Everest Base Camp (5364 meters). On the way to your destination, you’ll come closer to the famed Khumbu Glacier and icefall. The icefall lies on the slopes of Everest. During the spring season, you will meet climbers attempting to scale the mountain’s summit.
Don’t forget to take out your cameras to capture mesmerizing views of majestic mountains. After enjoying the sunset, you’ll head back to Gorak Shep (5180 meters) for rest. We will overnight at Gorak Shep because of high altitude and low temperature at Everest Base Camp.
Day 9: Trek to Kala Patthar and back to Pheriche (Himalayan)
Today, we will wake up before sunrise to trek towards Kalapathar (black rock). Kala Patthar lies at an altitude of 5545 meters. The day’s first light will illuminate your spectacular view of Nuptse Nup, Changtse, and Lhotse. Kalapathar is one of the best viewpoints of Everest and its region. It is also the highest point that you can be during this trip.
You can capture amazing pictures of mainly Khumbu Glacier and Mt. Everest. After capturing some amazing pictures you’ll be heading back to Gorak Shep for breakfast. After breakfast, you will trudge down and set off to your overnight stop at Pheriche. As you trek down to Pheriche, you will lose an altitude of around 1300 meters. The total duration of today’s trek is 7-8 hours.
Day 10: Trek to Namche Bazaar (Comfort Inn)
After breakfast in Pheriche, we will head to Tengboche which is mainly downhill. After having lunch in Tengboche, you will ascend to Kyangjuma. The trek from Kyangjuma to Namche is quite easy. After trekking mostly downhill and losing almost 800 meters in altitude along the way, you will reach the capital of Sherpas i.e Namche Bazaar. After a healthy trek of 6-7 hours, you will reach your teahouse in Namche for your overnight stay.
Day 11: Trek to Lukla (Khumbu Resort)
After breakfast, we will trek towards the Hillary Suspension Bridge and then pass through several local villages. Till evening, you will be able to reach Lukla. The trek to Lukla from Namche is 6-7 hours long. Further, you will lose an altitude of around 600 meters today. You will celebrate the victory of completing the trek if you want to. Today will also be your last day in the Everest region. You can have a farewell dinner with your porter and guide today.
Day 12: Flight from Lukla to Kathmandu
After early breakfast in Lukla, we will take a 30-minute flight back to Kathmandu. This will also mark the end of the journey. You can also have some delightful sight of the landscapes of mountains of the Everest region during your flight. After landing at Kathmandu airport, you will directly go to the hotel where you will spend your night. One of the Mount Mania representatives will invite you to attend a farewell dinner with a cultural show.
What to Expect
- Airport Pickup and Drop (Domestic & International)
- Kathmandu hotel 2 nights on BB plan
- Teahouse Accommodation during the trek
- Round Trip Domestic Flight (Kathmandu and Lukla)
- English Speaking Trekking Guide with Food & Accommodation, Insurance, and Transportation
- Porter During the trek ( porter can carry 2:1 max 10 kg pp )
- All Trekking Permits (Sagarmatha National Park Entry Fee, TIMS Card, and Khumbu Pasang Lhamu Rural Municipality Fee)
- A first aid kit carried by the guide (Oximeter to measure your oxygen and pulse in high altitude)
- All Government and Local taxes
- International Flight Ticket and Nepalese Visa Fee
- Meals in Kathmandu & Trekking
- Extra Baggage Charges
- Extra night accommodation in Kathmandu in case of early arrival, late departure, and early return from the trek (due to any reason) than the scheduled itinerary
- Personal expenses (WiFi, Phone calls, Laundry, Bar bills, Battery Recharge, Water, Shower, and Tea / Coffee)
- Other costs not mentioned in 'Cost Includes' section
- Travel and Rescue Insurance
- Tips for Guides and Porters
Best Time for Everest Base Camp Trek
If you like the busy hum of trekking trails, then spring (March, April, and May) and autumn (September, October, and November) will be the best time for you to trek to Everest Base Camp. These seasons also have the best trekking weather and climatic conditions.
If you are looking for some quiet and some off-season discount on your trek, then winter (December, January, and February) will be the best season for you. However, there might be chances of snowfall interrupting your trek this season.
Summer (June, July, and August) will be quite wet with chances of flight cancellations. However, if you can make arrangements for your delay, you can enjoy the EBC trek in the summer season too.
Everest Base Camp Trek Difficulty
Everest Base Camp Trek is a moderately difficult trek. This trek lasts 14 days. This trek takes you to the highest point of Kala Patthar, which lies at an altitude of 5545 meters. You will have to prepare well physically in order to adjust to the high altitude of this region.
So preparation of a couple of months before you come to complete the Everest Base Camp Trek is necessary. You can prepare in a lot of ways including aerobic exercises, strength training, or taking a few preparatory hikes before coming to this trek.
Everest Base Camp Trek Weather
In case of bad weather in the Himalayas, which may lead to flight cancellation, the guide will explain to you about a contingency plan for this trip upon arrival in Kathmandu