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Everest Base Camp Trekking

Everest Region
Trip Grade
Hard
Trip Type
Trekking
Maximum Elevation
5545M
Accomodation
Teahouse
Destination
Everest Region
Best Time
Sep-Dec/Fe-May
Trip Start
Lukla
Trip Ends
Luka

Overview

Everest Base Camp Trekking:

Everest Base Camp Trekking offers a thrilling adventure through the mesmerizing landscapes of the Himalayas. This iconic trekking destination attracts adventurers from around the globe, seeking to conquer the breathtaking trails leading to the base camp of Mount Everest. Immerse yourself in the awe-inspiring beauty of the Everest region, as you navigate through towering peaks, picturesque villages, and serene alpine valleys. With its challenging yet rewarding routes, Everest Base Camp Trekking promises an unforgettable experience for avid trekkers and nature enthusiasts alike. Discover the wonders of this renowned trekking destination and create lifelong memories amidst the majestic Himalayan wilderness.

Trek to Everest Base Camp Trekking begins with your arrival in Kathmandu, Nepal’s vibrant capital city. A short 22-minute flight from Kathmandu or it takes  15 minutes flight from Manthali/Ramechaap you to Lukla, the starting point of our trek. As you hike through the picturesque landscape, you’ll pass through enchanting rhododendron and birch forests, getting a glimpse of the diverse flora and fauna of the Khumbu region. En route, you’ll have the opportunity to visit the ancient Tengboche Monastery and several Sherpa villages, finally arriving at Gorakshep.

From Gorakshep, ascend to Kala Pattar, a famous vantage point offering mesmerizing mountain views, including Everest (8848 ), Lhotse (8414 m), Nuptse (7861 m), and other stunning peaks, complemented by the spectacle of a breathtaking sunset. The following day, traverse rocky dunes and moraines to reach the iconic Everest Base Camp. Standing at the foot of the world’s highest mountain, you’ll be treated to an awe-inspiring panorama that makes the challenging climb truly rewarding. This trek also offers insights into the history of mountaineering and the bravery of the Sherpa community.

Although the Everest Base Camp Trekking is of moderate difficulty, it requires participants to be physically fit as you’ll be walking 5-8 hours daily. The best seasons for this adventure are from March to May and from September to mid-December.

As a reputable trekking company in Nepal, we- Glacier Family Treks, are pride ourselves on delivering excellent quality service and remarkable trip packages. We handle all aspects of your journey, including travel arrangements, accommodation, meals, permits, equipment, and other necessities for the trek. Our expert guides and company representatives will ensure a smooth and enjoyable Everest Base Camp Trekking experience.

Are you looking for an alternative to the Everest Base Camp trek? We also offer the Phaplu Chola Pass Trekking for an equally enchanting adventure.


Everest Base Camp Trekking Highlights

  1. Majestic Views: Witness awe-inspiring panoramic views of the world’s highest mountain, Mount Everest, along with other towering peaks like Lhotse, Nuptse, and Ama Dablam.
  • Sherpa Culture: Immerse yourself in the unique Sherpa culture by visiting traditional villages like Namche Bazaar and interacting with the friendly local Sherpa people known for their mountaineering expertise.
  • Tengboche Monastery: Explore the ancient Tengboche Monastery, a spiritual center nestled amidst the Himalayas, and experience the peaceful ambiance of this sacred site.
  • Khumbu Glacier: Trek alongside the massive Khumbu Glacier, one of the largest glaciers in the world, as you make your way to Everest Base Camp.
  • Everest Base Camp: Reach the iconic Everest Base Camp, where mountaineers gather in their pursuit of conquering the world’s highest peak. Stand at the foot of Mount Everest and soak in the incredible surroundings.
  • Kala Patthar: Ascend to the summit of Kala Patthar 5545m, a renowned vantage point, to witness the sunrise illuminating the Everest range, offering a truly mesmerizing and unforgettable sight.
  • Sagarmatha National Park: Traverse through the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Sagarmatha National Park, home to a diverse range of flora and fauna, including rare species like the snow leopard and Himalayan monal.
  • Dudh Koshi River: Cross thrilling suspension bridges over the roaring Dudh Koshi River, adding an adventurous element to your trekking experience.
  • Namche Bazar: Explore the bustling market town of Namche Bazaar, a vibrant hub for trekkers, where you can shop for local handicrafts, gear, and savor delicious Sherpa cuisine.
  • Everest View Hotel: Visit the Everest View Hotel, known for its breathtaking panoramic vistas of the Everest range, and enjoy a hot cup of tea while soaking in the spectacular mountain scenery.

These major highlights of the Everest Base Camp Trekking ensure a remarkable journey filled with natural beauty, cultural encounters, and a sense of accomplishment in the heart of the Himalayas.


Everest Base Camp Trekking Itinerary

Day 1: Meet in Kathmandu and transfer to hotel.
Welcome at Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu, our representative will take you to your hotel. Short discussion regarding the entire program. Overnight stay in Kathmandu.


Day 2: Drive to Ramechhap/Manthali and Flight to Lukla
Early in the morning, we’ll drive from Kathmandu to Ramechhap/Manthali, which takes approximately 5 hours by private vehicle. From Manthali Airport, we’ll catch a domestic flight to Lukla, a thrilling 15-minute flight that offers breathtaking views of the Himalayas. Upon arrival in Lukla, we’ll commence trekking to Phakding, which takes about 3-4 hours. Overnight stay in Phakding at an altitude of approximately 2,610 m.


Day 3: Lukla to Phakding
Our trek officially begins as we leave Lukla and descend towards the Dudh Koshi River. We’ll hike through picturesque Sherpa villages and lush forests, following the trail along the river. After a few hours of trekking, we’ll reach the village of Phakding, where we’ll spend the night. Overnight stay in Phakding at an altitude of approximately 2,610m.


Day 4: Phakding to Namche Bazar.
Continuing along the Dudh Koshi River, we’ll cross suspension bridges, pass through dense forests, and gradually ascend towards Namche Bazaar, the famous “Gateway to Everest.” Along the way, we’ll catch glimpses of stunning mountain peaks. We’ll reach Namche Bazar after trekking for approximately 5-6 hours, at an altitude of around 3,440m. Overnight stay in Namche Bazar.


Day 5: Acclimatization Day in Namche Bazar.
To allow our bodies to acclimatize to the increasing altitude, we’ll spend an extra day in Namche Bazaar. This is a rest day that also allows us to explore nearby attractions such as Khumjung Village, Kunde Village, Everest View Hotel, and Hilary Memorial Park. We can enjoy panoramic views of Mt. Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse, and other peaks from the Everest View Hotel. We can also immerse ourselves in the local Sherpa culture and explore the lively Namche Bazar. Overnight stay in Namche Bazar.


Day 6: Namche Bazaar to Tengboche
Leaving Namche Bazaar, we’ll continue our trek with awe-inspiring views of the Himalayas. We’ll pass through rhododendron forests, cross suspension bridges, and make our way to Tengboche. After trekking for approximately 5-6 hours, we’ll reach Tengboche, where we’ll visit the famous Tengboche Monastery. Tengboche is situated at an altitude of around 3,860m. Overnight stay in Tengboche.


Day 7: Tengboche to Dingboche
Today’s trek takes us through alpine meadows and yak pastures as we gain altitude. We’ll cross the Imja Khola River and gradually ascend to the village of Dingboche. Throughout the trek, we’ll enjoy panoramic views of Ama Dablam, Lhotse, and other magnificent peaks. We’ll reach Dingboche, located at an altitude of approximately 4,410m, after trekking for about 5-6 hours. Overnight stay in Dingboche.


Day 8: Acclimatization Day in Dingboche
Another rest day to acclimatize to the higher elevation. We’ll take a short hike to Nangkartshang Peak, which offers breathtaking views of the surrounding mountains, including Makalu, the world’s fifth-highest peak. We’ll also have the opportunity to interact with the local Sherpa community and learn about their way of life. Overnight stay in Dingboche.


Day 9: Dingboche to Lobuche
Leaving Dingboche, we’ll ascend through the Khumbu Khola Valley, enjoying mesmerizing views of snow-capped peaks. Passing through Duglha, we’ll climb up to Lobuche, a small settlement nestled in the heart of the Himalayas. Lobuche is situated at an altitude of around 4,910m. The trek from Dingboche to Lobuche takes approximately 5-6 hours. Overnight stay in Lobuche.


Day 10: Lobuche to Gorak Shep and Everest Base Camp
Today is the day we’ve been waiting for – reaching Everest Base Camp. We’ll trek to Gorak Shep, our final stop before Everest Base Camp. After a short break, we’ll continue our journey to the legendary base camp, where mountaineers prepare for their ascent. Standing at the base of the world’s highest mountain is a truly remarkable experience. We’ll spend some time exploring and capturing memories before returning to Gorak Shep for the night. Gorak Shep is located at an altitude of approximately 5,164m, and Everest Base Camp is situated at around 5,364m. The trek from Lobuche to Gorak Shep and Everest Base Camp takes approximately 7-8 hours. Overnight stay in Gorak Shep.


Day 11: Hike to Kala Pattar and Trek back to Pheriche
In the early morning, we’ll hike to Kala Pattar, a famous viewpoint known for its breathtaking sunrise views of Mt. Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse, and other Himalayan giants. After enjoying the panoramic vistas, we’ll descend back to Gorak Shep for breakfast. From there, we’ll retrace our steps and trek back to Pheriche, situated at an altitude of approximately 4,371m. The trek from Gorak Shep to Pheriche takes approximately 6-7 hours. Overnight stay in Pheriche.


Day 12: Trek from Pheriche to Kyangjuma
Leaving Pheriche, we’ll descend through beautiful forests, cross suspension bridges, and pass through Tengboche and other Sherpa villages. We’ll continue our descent until we reach Kyangjuma, where we’ll celebrate the successful completion of our trek. Kyangjuma is situated at an altitude of approximately 3,570m. The trek from Pheriche to Kyangjuma takes approximately 5-6 hours.


Day 13: Kyangjuma to Phakding
Our second final day of trekking takes us back to Phakding. We’ll follow the familiar trail, descending through forests, crossing rivers, and passing through Sherpa villages. This is a great opportunity to reflect on our journey and soak in the last views of the stunning Himalayan landscapes. We’ll reach Phakding after trekking for approximately 4-5 hours. Overnight stay in Phakding.


Day 14: Phakding to Lukla
After breakfast, we will start our last day of trekking to Lukla. We’ll continue our descent, crossing the Dudh Koshi River and passing through several villages. Tonight, we will celebrate the final day of the entire Everest Base Camp Trekking. Overnight stay in Lukla.


Everest Base Camp Trekking Cost-

The cost of Everest Base Camp Trekking can be definitely  varied depending on several factors, such as the duration of the trek, activities in Kathmandu like cultural sightseeing, transpiration, air tickets, food, the standard of your hotel in Kathmandu and during the Everest Base Camp Trekking, the numbers of your assistants, porters and Guide, the services included, and the trekking season. On average, the cost ranges from $1,200 to $5,000 per person. This cost usually covers essentials like permits, guide and porter services, accommodation, meals, and transportation to and from the trek starting point. Additional expenses may include travel insurance, equipment rental or purchase, international flights, visa fees, and personal expenses. It’s important to thoroughly research and compare different trekking agencies or tour operators to find a package that suits your budget and requirements.

We have prepared a tentative cos of Everest Base Camp Trekking-

  • Pax 01-06= USD 565.00 in total only for Trekking Guide with his food, accommodation during the trek.
  • Pax 01-02= USD 350.00 in total only for 1 porter with his food, accommodation during the trek.

Everest Base Camp Trekking Package Cost

Pax:                       Cost Per Person

00-01                     1540US

01-02                     10750US

03-04                     1050USD

05-06                     985USD


Above the cost includes only 

  • 1 English Speaking Trained-Experienced Trekking for 13 days Everest Base Camp Trekking from to Lukla.
  • 1 Porter for 13 days Everest Base Camp Trekking from to Lukla.
  • 13 days food for 13 days Everest Base Camp Trekking from to Lukla.
  • Three times food (B-D-L) during the Everest Base Camp Trekking
  • Everest Base Camp Trekking Permits like National Park Entrance Fee of Sagarmatha
  • Entrance Fee of Pasang Lhamu Rural Municipality
  • Local Insurance of Your Guide and Porter.

Above the cost is not included for those things which are mentioned here above in the list of cost includes.


Remember- The above cost is not included

  • Flight Tickets from Ramechhap-Lukla-Ramechhap for you and for your Guide and Porters.
  • Transportation for airport pick up and drive, drive from Kathmandu-Ramechhap-Kathmandu.
  • Extra drinks during Everest Base Camp Trekking.
  • Visa, Travel Insurance, Hotel accommodation for Nepal.
  • Extra activity in Kathmandu and during Everest Base Camp Trekking.
  • Tipping to your guide-porters.
  • And, those things are not included which are not mentioned.

Everest Base Camp Trekking Highlights

  • Majestic Views: Witness awe-inspiring panoramic views of the world’s highest mountain, Mount Everest, along with other towering peaks like Lhotse, Nuptse, and Ama Dablam.
  • Sherpa Culture: Immerse yourself in the unique Sherpa culture by visiting traditional villages like Namche Bazaar and interacting with the friendly local Sherpa people known for their mountaineering expertise.
  • Tengboche Monastery: Explore the ancient Tengboche Monastery, a spiritual center nestled amidst the Himalayas, and experience the peaceful ambiance of this sacred site.
  • Khumbu Glacier: Trek alongside the massive Khumbu Glacier, one of the largest glaciers in the world, as you make your way to Everest Base Camp.
  • Everest Base Camp: Reach the iconic Everest Base Camp, where mountaineers gather in their pursuit of conquering the world’s highest peak. Stand at the foot of Mount Everest and soak in the incredible surroundings.
  • Kala Patthar: Ascend to the summit of Kala Patthar, a renowned vantage point, to witness the sunrise illuminating the Everest range, offering a truly mesmerizing and unforgettable sight.
  • Sagarmatha National Park: Traverse through the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Sagarmatha National Park, home to a diverse range of flora and fauna, including rare species like the snow leopard and Himalayan monal.
  • Dudh Koshi River: Cross thrilling suspension bridges over the roaring Dudh Koshi River, adding an adventurous element to your trekking experience.
  • Namche Bazar: Explore the bustling market town of Namche Bazaar, a vibrant hub for trekkers, where you can shop for local handicrafts, gear, and savor delicious Sherpa cuisine.
  • Everest View Hotel: Visit the Everest View Hotel, known for its breathtaking panoramic vistas of the Everest range, and enjoy a hot cup of tea while soaking in the spectacular mountain scenery.

These major highlights of the Everest Base Camp Trekking ensure a remarkable journey filled with natural beauty, cultural encounters, and a sense of accomplishment in the heart of the Himalayas.


Everest Base Camp Trekking Guide

When undertaking the Everest Base Camp Trek, having a knowledgeable and experienced guide can greatly enhance your trekking experience and ensure your safety. Here are some key points to consider about hiring a guide for the Everest Base Camp Trek:

  • Local Expertise: A guide who is familiar with the Everest region brings invaluable local knowledge. They are well-versed in the trails, terrain, weather conditions, and cultural aspects of the area. Their expertise can enhance your understanding and appreciation of the surroundings, as they share insights about the region’s history, flora, fauna, and local traditions.

  • Safety and Trail/Route Navigation: A guide acts as a reliable source of guidance and ensures your safety throughout the trek. They are experienced in navigating the trails, which can be challenging and rugged at times, especially at higher altitudes. A guide can assess the conditions, monitor your well-being, and make informed decisions to ensure a safe and enjoyable trekking experience.

  • Acclimatization Management: Altitude sickness is a potential concern during the Everest Base Camp Trek. A knowledgeable guide understands the symptoms, acclimatization techniques, and can monitor your health during the ascent. They will guide you in maintaining a suitable pace and ensuring proper acclimatization to minimize the risk of altitude-related issues.

  • Cultural Immersion: A guide can help bridge the cultural gap by facilitating interactions with local communities along the trekking route. They can provide insights into the Sherpa culture, language, customs, and traditions, creating a richer and more immersive cultural experience for trekkers.

  • Logistical Support: A guide can take care of practical aspects, such as arranging accommodations, permits, and meals, allowing you to focus on enjoying the trek. They can navigate the logistics, communicate with tea houses, and handle necessary paperwork, ensuring a smooth and hassle-free journey.
  • Emergency Preparedness: In case of any emergencies or unforeseen situations, a guide is trained to handle emergencies and provide first aid assistance. They carry essential safety equipment and have the knowledge to respond effectively to emergencies, ensuring your well-being in critical situations.

  • Local Support: By hiring a guide, you also support the local economy and community. Many guides come from the local Sherpa community, and employing their services contributes to the sustainable development of the region.

When choosing a guide, it is essential to select a licensed and out trekking agency or guide service. Consider their experience, qualifications, certifications, and client reviews to ensure you have a reliable and professional guide accompanying you on your Everest Base Camp Trekking.


Everest Base Camp Trekking Porter

Getting a porter for the Everest Base Camp Trek can greatly enhance your trekking experience by lightening your load and allowing you to focus on enjoying the journey. Here are some key reasons to consider hiring a porter:

  • Lighten the Load to walk easily: The Everest Base Camp Trek requires carrying a significant amount of gear and supplies, including clothing, personal belongings, and trekking essentials. Hiring a porter allows you to offload a portionj of the weight, reducing the physical strain on your body. This can make the trek more comfortable and enjoyable, especially at higher altitudes where the air is thinner.

  • Focus on enjoying the Trekking: By entrusting the task of carrying your belongings to a porter, you can concentrate on the trek itself and immerse yourself in the breathtaking landscapes and cultural experiences along the way. It allows you to maintain a more relaxed pace, appreciate the surroundings, and fully engage with the trekking journey.

  • Safety, Support and Well-being: Trekking in the Everest region involves ascending to high altitudes, where altitude sickness is a potential risk. Hiring a porter means you can conserve your energy and focus on acclimatization, reducing the chances of experiencing altitude-related issues. The porter can also assist you in case of any emergencies or offer support if you face difficulties during the trek.

  • Supporting the Local Economy: Hiring a porter directly contributes to the local economy and helps support the livelihoods of the local communities in the Everest region. Many porters come from the Sherpa community, and employing their services helps generate income for their families and sustain the local economy.

  • Cultural Exchange: Having a porter from the local Sherpa community provides an opportunity for cultural exchange. They often share their insights, stories, and knowledge about the region’s culture, traditions, and natural surroundings. It adds a deeper dimension to your trekking experience and fosters a connection with the local community.

  • Employment Opportunities: Hiring a porter helps create employment opportunities for the local community, providing individuals with income and valuable work experience in the trekking industry. It contributes to the development of sustainable tourism in the Everest region.

When hiring a porter, it’s important to ensure their well-being and fair treatment. Choose a reputable trekking agency or guide service that follows ethical guidelines for porter welfare, including proper wages, fair working conditions, and suitable equipment. This way, you can enjoy the benefits of having a porter while also ensuring their rights and welfare are respected.


Everest Base Camp Trekking Difficulty

Trekking to Everest Base Camp is considered a challenging adventure that requires physical fitness, mental preparation, and proper acclimatization. Here are some factors that contribute to the difficulty of the trek:

  • Altitude: The Everest Base Camp Trek reaches high altitudes, with the base camp itself located at approximately 5,364 meters (17,598 feet) above sea level. As you ascend, the oxygen levels decrease, and altitude-related challenges may arise, such as altitude sickness. Proper acclimatization is crucial to allow your body to adjust gradually to the increasing altitude.
  • Duration and Distance: The trek to Everest Base Camp typically takes around 12 to 14 days, covering a distance of approximately 130 kilometers (80 miles) round trip. Walking for several hours each day on rugged terrain, including steep ascents and descents, can be physically demanding, requiring endurance and stamina.
  • Weather and Trail Conditions: The weather in the Everest region can be unpredictable and harsh, especially during the winter and monsoon seasons. Trekkers may encounter cold temperatures, strong winds, rain, or snow, which can make the trails more challenging to navigate. Additionally, the trails can be rocky, uneven, and steep in certain sections, requiring careful footing and concentration.
  • Remote and Basic Facilities: While tea houses and lodges are available along the trekking route, they offer basic amenities. Accommodations may have limited facilities, such as shared bathrooms and minimal heating. Trekkers should be prepared for rustic living conditions during the trek.
  • Physical Fitness: A good level of physical fitness is essential for the Everest Base Camp Trek. Regular cardiovascular exercise, strength training, and hiking practice prior to the trek can help improve endurance, muscle strength, and overall fitness, allowing you to better cope with the physical demands of the journey.

Despite its challenges, the Everest Base Camp Trekking is a popular and achievable adventure for individuals with adequate preparation, determination, and a positive mindset. Hiring an experienced guide or joining a guided trek with a reputable agency can provide valuable support, ensure proper acclimatization, and enhance safety throughout the journey.


Everest Base Camp Trekking Best Time

The best time to undertake the Everest Base Camp Trekking is during the pre-monsoon (spring) and post-monsoon (autumn) seasons, which are considered the peak trekking seasons in the Everest region.

Spring (March to May) offers pleasant weather with moderate temperatures and clear skies, making it ideal for trekking. The rhododendron forests along the trail come alive with vibrant blooms, adding to the natural beauty of the surroundings.

Autumn (September to November) is another excellent time for the Everest Base Camp Trekking. The weather is generally stable, with clear visibility and mild temperatures. The breathtaking mountain vistas are at their best during this season, providing incredible photo opportunities.

Both seasons provide favorable trekking conditions, allowing trekkers to enjoy the stunning views, comfortable temperatures, and relatively stable weather. However, it’s important to note that these seasons can be crowded, so it’s advisable to book accommodations and permits in advance.

While Everest Base Camp Trekking during other seasons like winter or monsoon is possible, they come with additional challenges such as cold temperatures, snow, and rainfall, which can make the trails more difficult and less safe to navigate. It’s recommended to consult with local trekking agencies or guides for specific information and advice based on your preferences and abilities.


Everest Base Camp Trekking Temperature

The temperature during Everest Base Camp Trekking varies based on the season and altitude. Here is a general overview of the temperature range in Celsius:


Spring (March to May):
  • Daytime temperatures at lower altitudes (around Lukla and Namche Bazaar) range from 10°C to 20°C.
  • Nighttime temperatures can drop below freezing, ranging from -5°C to 5°C.
  • As you ascend to higher altitudes, temperatures decrease, with daytime temperatures averaging around 5°C to 15°C and nighttime temperatures dropping to -10°C to -5°C.

Autumn (September to November):
  • Daytime temperatures at lower altitudes range from 10°C to 20°C.
  • Nighttime temperatures at lower altitudes can range from 0°C to 10°C.
  • As you go higher, temperatures decrease, with daytime temperatures averaging around 0°C to 10°C and nighttime temperatures dropping to -10°C to -5°C.

Winter (December to February):
  • Daytime temperatures at lower altitudes range from 0°C to 10°C.
  • Nighttime temperatures at lower altitudes can drop below freezing, ranging from -10°C to -5°C.
  • At higher altitudes, temperatures can reach as low as -20°C during the day and plummet to -30°C or below during the night.

It’s important to note that temperatures can vary depending on weather conditions, altitude, and specific trekking dates. It’s recommended to check the weather forecast and pack appropriate clothing layers to stay warm and comfortable throughout the trek.


Everest Base Camp Trekking in Solo

While solo Everest Base Camp Trekking in Nepal is not permitted for safety reasons, joining a reputable trekking agency is highly recommended for Everest Base Camp Trekking. One such agency is Glacier Family Treks & Expedition, an authorized and Kathmandu-based company. They specialize in organizing trekking adventures, including Everest Base Camp Trekking, ensuring that trekkers have a well-organized and safe experience. By partnering with a trusted agency like Glacier Family Treks & Expedition, trekkers can benefit from experienced guides, proper permits, reliable accommodations, and necessary logistical support throughout their journey. It is important to respect the regulations and guidelines set forth by the Nepalese government to ensure a safe and enjoyable Everest Base Camp Trekking experience in the Everest region.


Everest Base Camp Trekking in winter

Everest Base Camp Trekking in winter (December to February) offers a unique and challenging experience for adventurous trekkers. However, it’s important to note that winter Everest Base Camp Trekking in the Everest region comes with its own set of considerations:

  • Weather Conditions: Winter in the Everest region is characterized by cold temperatures, especially at higher altitudes. Daytime temperatures can range from 0°C to 10°C, while nighttime temperatures can drop well below freezing, reaching as low as -20°C or even lower. It’s crucial to be prepared for sub-zero temperatures and potential snowfall.

  • Trail Conditions: During winter Everest Base Camp Trekking, the trails to Everest Base Camp may be covered in snow, which can make the trek more physically demanding and challenging. Slippery sections and icy patches may require extra caution while trekking. It’s important to have proper trekking gear, including sturdy boots and trekking poles for stability.

  • Fewer Crowds: Winter Everest Base Camp Trekking is considered the off-season for trekking in the Everest region, resulting in fewer crowds on the trails. This can provide a quieter and more serene trekking experience, with fewer trekkers at tea houses and viewpoints.

  • Limited Tea House Availability: Some tea houses along the trail may have limited services or even close during the winter months due to the lower number of trekkers. It’s advisable to plan and book accommodations in advance or opt for a guided Everest Base Camp Trekking with a reputable agency that can arrange for suitable accommodations.

  • Spectacular Views: Despite the challenges, winter Everest Base Camp Trekking offers the opportunity to witness breathtaking views of snow-covered landscapes and crystal-clear mountain vistas. The clear winter skies may provide stunning views of the Himalayan peaks, including Mount Everest.

  • Proper Preparation: Winter Everest Base Camp Trekking requires thorough preparation. Ensure you have adequate winter clothing, including warm layers, insulated jackets, hats, gloves, and suitable sleeping bags. It’s also important to stay hydrated and maintain a balanced diet to cope with the demands of trekking in cold conditions.
  • Safety Considerations: Winter Everest Base Camp Trekking in the Everest region should not be taken lightly. The weather conditions and trail difficulties require a higher level of physical fitness, experience, and preparedness. It’s strongly recommended to trek with a knowledgeable guide or join our  trekking agency “Glacier Family Treks & Expedition P. LTD. for safety and support.

Before planning to do Everest Base Camp Trekking in winter trek to Everest Base Camp, it’s crucial to assess your trekking abilities, consult with experienced guides or agencies, and ensure you have the necessary equipment and preparations in place to tackle the challenges of winter Everest Base Camp Trekking in the Himalayas.


Everest Base Camp Trekking in Monsoon

The Everest Base Camp Trekking during the monsoon season (June to August) presents its own set of challenges and considerations. It’s important to be aware of the following factors before undertaking the Everest Base Camp Trekking during this time:

  • Rainfall: The monsoon season brings heavy rainfall to the Everest region, resulting in wet and muddy trails. Trekking paths can become slippery and more challenging to navigate, requiring caution and proper footwear with good traction.
  • Cloudy and Limited Views: The monsoon season is characterized by overcast skies and cloud cover, which can limit visibility and obstruct panoramic mountain views. The majestic peaks, including Mount Everest, may be shrouded in clouds, reducing the chances of clear vistas.
  • Leeches and Insects: The increased moisture during the monsoon season leads to a higher presence of leeches and insects along the trails. It’s important to take necessary precautions, such as wearing leech-proof socks and using insect repellent, to minimize encounters with these creatures.
  • Fewer Crowds: The monsoon season is considered the off-season for trekking in the Everest region, resulting in fewer trekkers on the trails. This can provide a quieter and more secluded trekking experience, with fewer crowds at tea houses and viewpoints.
  • Lush Greenery: Despite the challenges, trekking in the monsoon season offers the opportunity to witness the vibrant greenery and blooming flowers along the trekking route. The landscapes come alive with lush vegetation, creating a unique and picturesque atmosphere.
  • Tea House Availability: While some tea houses along the route may have reduced services or be closed during the monsoon season, there are still options available for accommodation and meals. It’s advisable to plan and book accommodations in advance or join a guided trek with a reputable agency that can ensure suitable arrangements.

Safety Considerations: Trekking in the monsoon season requires extra caution due to slippery trails and potential landslides in some areas. It’s crucial to trek with a knowledgeable guide who can assess the conditions and make informed decisions regarding the safety of the route.

Before embarking on a monsoon trek to Everest Base Camp, it’s important to assess your trekking abilities, consult with experienced guides or agencies, and be prepared for the challenges posed by the rainy season. Proper gear, including waterproof clothing, trekking poles, and sturdy footwear, is essential for a safe and comfortable trekking experience.


Everest Base Camp Trekking in Spring

Trekking to Everest Base Camp in the spring season (March to May) is considered one of the best times to embark on this iconic adventure. Here are some key points to know about Everest Base Camp Trekking in spring:

  • Weather: Spring offers mild and stable weather conditions in the Everest region. Daytime temperatures at lower altitudes range from 10°C to 20°C (50°F to 68°F), providing comfortable trekking conditions. Nights can be colder, with temperatures ranging from -5°C to 5°C (23°F to 41°F). The clear skies and lower chances of precipitation allow for excellent visibility, offering panoramic views of the surrounding Himalayan peaks.
  • Blooming Rhododendrons: Spring is a vibrant season with blooming rhododendron forests along the trekking route. The colorful blossoms add beauty to the landscape, creating a picturesque setting for trekkers. The rhododendrons come in various shades, including red, pink, and white, enhancing the visual experience.
  • Longer Days: Spring days are longer, providing more daylight hours for trekking activities. This allows trekkers to cover more ground and enjoy the scenic landscapes for extended periods. Longer daylight hours also offer flexibility in trekking schedules and provide ample time to explore the surroundings.
  • Tea house Availability: Spring is a popular trekking season, and tea houses along the route are fully operational, offering a range of accommodation and dining options. The availability of services is generally better during this time compared to other seasons, ensuring a comfortable and convenient trekking experience.
  • Festive Atmosphere: The spring season in Nepal coincides with various cultural and religious festivals, such as Holi (the festival of colors) and Buddha Jayanti. Trekking during this time allows trekkers to witness and participate in the festive celebrations, providing an immersive cultural experience.
  • Moderate Crowds: Spring is a busy trekking season in the Everest region, attracting a considerable number of trekkers from around the world. While there may be some crowds on the popular sections of the trail, the overall atmosphere remains energetic and lively, creating opportunities for social interactions and camaraderie among fellow trekkers.
  • Wildlife Sightings: Spring is a favorable time for wildlife sightings in the Everest region. You may spot various bird species, including the colorful Danphe (Himalayan Monal), as well as other wildlife like musk deer and Himalayan Thar. The natural surroundings come alive with the sights and sounds of the diverse fauna.

Trekking to Everest Base Camp in spring offers pleasant weather, beautiful scenery, and a chance to experience the local culture and festivals. It’s advisable to book accommodations and permits in advance, especially during peak season, to ensure a smooth and enjoyable trekking experience.

Trekking to Everest Base Camp in the spring season (March to May) is considered one of the best times to embark on this iconic adventure. Here are some key points to know about Everest Base Camp Trekking in spring:

  • Weather: Spring offers mild and stable weather conditions in the Everest region. Daytime temperatures at lower altitudes range from 10°C to 20°C (50°F to 68°F), providing comfortable trekking conditions. Nights can be colder, with temperatures ranging from -5°C to 5°C (23°F to 41°F). The clear skies and lower chances of precipitation allow for excellent visibility, offering panoramic views of the surrounding Himalayan peaks.
  • Blooming Rhododendrons: Spring is a vibrant season with blooming rhododendron forests along the trekking route. The colorful blossoms add beauty to the landscape, creating a picturesque setting for trekkers. The rhododendrons come in various shades, including red, pink, and white, enhancing the visual experience.
  • Longer Days: Spring days are longer, providing more daylight hours for trekking activities. This allows trekkers to cover more ground and enjoy the scenic landscapes for extended periods. Longer daylight hours also offer flexibility in trekking schedules and provide ample time to explore the surroundings.
  • Tea house Availability: Spring is a popular trekking season, and tea houses along the route are fully operational, offering a range of accommodation and dining options. The availability of services is generally better during this time compared to other seasons, ensuring a comfortable and convenient trekking experience.
  • Festive Atmosphere: The spring season in Nepal coincides with various cultural and religious festivals, such as Holi (the festival of colors) and Buddha Jayanti. Trekking during this time allows trekkers to witness and participate in the festive celebrations, providing an immersive cultural experience.
  • Moderate Crowds: Spring is a busy trekking season in the Everest region, attracting a considerable number of trekkers from around the world. While there may be some crowds on the popular sections of the trail, the overall atmosphere remains energetic and lively, creating opportunities for social interactions and camaraderie among fellow trekkers.
  • Wildlife Sightings: Spring is a favorable time for wildlife sightings in the Everest region. You may spot various bird species, including the colorful Danphe (Himalayan Monal), as well as other wildlife like musk deer and Himalayan Thar. The natural surroundings come alive with the sights and sounds of the diverse fauna.

Trekking to Everest Base Camp in spring offers pleasant weather, beautiful scenery, and a chance to experience the local culture and festivals. It’s advisable to book accommodations and permits in advance, especially during peak season, to ensure a smooth and enjoyable trekking experience.


Everest Base Camp Trekking in Autumn

Everest Base Camp Trekking during the autumn season (September to November) is considered one of the most popular and favorable times to undertake this adventure. Here are some key points to know about Everest Base Camp Trekking in autumn:


  • Weather: Autumn offers clear skies, stable weather conditions, and mild temperatures, making it an ideal time for trekking. Daytime temperatures at lower altitudes range from 10°C to 20°C (50°F to 68°F), providing comfortable trekking conditions. Nights are cooler, with temperatures ranging from 0°C to 10°C (32°F to 50°F). The pleasant weather allows for excellent visibility and stunning views of the Himalayan peaks.
  • Panoramic Mountain Views: Autumn provides breathtaking panoramic views of the snow-capped Himalayan peaks, including Mount Everest. The clear skies and reduced chances of precipitation ensure that the mountain vistas are at their best, making it a photographer’s delight.
  • Festivals and Cultural Celebrations: Autumn in Nepal coincides with major festivals, including Dashain and Tihar (Diwali). These vibrant festivals bring a festive atmosphere to the trekking route, providing opportunities to witness cultural celebrations and interact with the local communities.
  • Tea house Availability: Tea houses along the Everest Base Camp Trek route are fully operational during autumn, offering a wide range of accommodations, meals, and services. The availability of facilities and amenities is generally better in comparison to other seasons, ensuring a comfortable trekking experience.
  • Moderate Crowds: Autumn is a popular trekking season in the Everest Base Camp Trekking, attracting a considerable number of trekkers. While there may be moderate crowds on some sections of the trail, the overall atmosphere remains energetic and lively. It also provides opportunities to meet fellow trekkers from around the world and share experiences.
  • Lush Scenery: Autumn is the post-monsoon season, and the landscapes are rejuvenated with lush greenery and blooming flowers. The vibrant foliage, including rhododendrons and other alpine flora, adds a touch of beauty to the surroundings, creating a picturesque setting for trekkers.
  • Good Trail Conditions: The Everest Base Camp Trekking trails during autumn are generally dry and more stable, as the monsoon rains have subsided. This makes trekking easier and safer compared to other seasons. However, trekkers should still be cautious of occasional rainfall and slippery sections.

Everest Base Camp Trekking in autumn offers a delightful combination of favorable weather, stunning views, cultural experiences, and vibrant natural surroundings. It’s advisable to book accommodations and permits in advance, especially during the peak season, to secure the best options for a memorable trekking journey.

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Kathmandu, Budhanilkantha-11

 

 

 

Itinerary

The trip begins with your arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport (TIA), Kathmandu. Our company representative will welcome you at the airport, and then you will be transferred to the hotel for your overnight stay.

After breakfast, you head to the airport and fly to Lukla. Flying over the high mountains and enjoying the views of the vivid landscapes, you reach Lukla and then start trekking. The trail descends and gradually passes the large village of Chauri Kharka. After Kusum Drargka, the trail crosses Dudh Koshi River and takes you to Phakding. Overnight at lodge.

The trail takes you through a beautiful pine forest to reach Monjo, where you check your permits at the entry point of Sagarmatha National Park. After descending to the Dudh Koshi River, you cross the Hilary suspension bridge and make a challenging climb to reach Namche. From Namche, you can catch the first glimpse of Mt. Everest (8848m). Day 4 is dedicated to acclimatization, where you hike to Khumjung and Khunde villages. You’ll visit landmarks such as the Everest View Hotel, Khunde Community Hospital, and experience Sherpa culture. Return to Namche for an overnight stay. This acclimatization day is crucial to prevent altitude sickness while making the most of your time in the Everest region.

Today, we will stay in Namche Bazaar for acclimatization. To acclimatize better, we’ll embark on a short hike to Khumjung and Khunde villages. Along the way, we’ll visit the renowned Everest View Hotel, offering breathtaking views of the Everest panorama. In Khumjung, we’ll explore the Khumjung Monastery, which houses the displayed Yeti skull. We’ll then ascend to Khunde village to visit the Khunde Community Hospital. Afterward, we’ll descend back to Namche in the evening. Overnight in Namche Bazaar.

The trail is straight until reaching Kyangjuma and then drops down to meet Dudh Koshi River. After crossing a suspension bridge, you hike up the long hill to reach Tengboche. There, you visit the ancient Tengboche Monastery, which is the biggest and most sacred monastery in the Khumbu region. Overnight at lodge.

You continue trekking through the rhododendron and birch forests until reaching the suspension bridge near Pangboche. After crossing the bridge, you climb the steep trail until reaching Pangboche village. The trail then continues through the pasturelands and follows the upstream trail of Imja Khola before arriving in Dingboche. Overnight at lodge.

Trekking from here on becomes more challenging due to the increasing altitude. After a steep walk to the top of a high hill, you pass Dughla. Here are many memorial stupas dedicated to the climbers and trekkers who lost their lives to Everest. The next part of the trek brings you over the craggy mountain terrain to the small settlement of Lobuche. From here, you can see amazing views of Mt. Lobuche East (6145m) and Mt. Nuptse (7861m). Overnight at lodge.

You continue the trek ascending on the left bank of Khumbu Glacier and make a steep climb to reach Changri Glacier. Then you descend to Gorakshep and take some rest. After lunch at Gorakshep, you hike to Kala Patthar viewpoint. From Kala Patthar (5550m), you can enjoy a magnificent sunset view along with the panoramic views of Everest (8848m), Lhotse (8414m), Nuptse (7861m), and many other mountain peaks. After spending some time here, you trek back to Gorakshep for the overnight stay.

Today you head towards the Everest Base Camp. The trail passes through rocky dunes and moraines until you reach the base camp of the mighty Everest (8848m). From the base camp, you witness the majestic snowcapped mountains up close, including the giant face of Mount Everest (8848m). After spending some time at the base camp, you trek back to Pheriche via Gorakshep, Lobuche, and Dughla. Overnight at lodge.

You follow Imja Khola downstream and pass many Sherpa hamlets and monasteries as you leave Pheriche village for Phorche. The mountains keep you company throughout the trek. Shortly visiting Pangboche Monastery and Thakri Gompa, you reach Phorche village, situated just above the confluence of Dudh Koshi River and Imja Khola. Overnight at lodge.

You make a long descent to Dudh Koshi River and then cross it on a simple plank bridge. Then you start a steady climb up to Mong La, the birthplace of Lama Sange Dorje, and descend to join the main Everest trail which leads to Namche Bazaar through Mani walls and Sherpa hamlets. Overnight at lodge.

This is the last day of trekking. You leave Namche Bazaar behind and trek downhill through the forest alongside Dudh Koshi River to exit Sagarmatha National Park. From Monjo, the trail descends along the valley which becomes more enclosed as you pass the village of Bengkar to reach Phakding. Overnight at lodge.

It will be a short descent along the terraced farmlands of rice and barley to reach Lukla from Phakding. Passing a few villages with the backdrop of Kusum Khangkaru (6367m), we will reach the small village of Lukla. We will have a lot of free time in Lukla, so you can enjoy a leisurely stroll around the town. Overnight in Lukla.

Today we take a scenic flight from Lukla Airport to Kathmandu. Enjoying the last sights of the high Himalayas, we arrive back in the bustling Kathmandu city. On reaching Kathmandu, we will transfer you to the hotel. You can rest for a while and then head out to stretch your legs. Overnight at the hotel.

Kathmandu with a full-day sightseeing tour. We’ll visit Swayambhunath Temple, also known as the Monkey Temple, to admire the panoramic view of the Kathmandu valley. Next, we’ll explore the sacred Pashupatinath Temple, where we can witness Hindu cremation rituals on the banks of the Bagmati River. Finally, we’ll visit the revered Boudhanath Stupa, a significant Buddhist pilgrimage site. Afterward, we’ll return to the hotel for an overnight stay.

 

We will drive you back to Tribhuvan International Airport for your scheduled flight to your onward destination.

 

What's Include in Cost

    • Airport pick up and drive according to itinerary and plan.
    • Hotel accommodation in Kathmandu.
    • Entrance fee of Pasang Lhamu Rural Municipality.
    • Trekking permits according to itinerary.
    • TIMS cards- Trekking Information Management System.
    • Food and accommodation during the trip.
    • Hot drinks- Teak, Coffee, etc during the trek.
    • Flight: Kathmandu-Lukla-Kathmandu for clients.
    • Porters and guide with their wages.
    • Insurance for local staffs- Guide and Porters.
    • Entry fee for Sagarmatha National Park,
    • Wages and Equipment for climbing guide.
    • Local airport tax and land transportations according to program.
    • Applicable Nepal government tax.

What's Excluded in Cost

    • Nepal entry visa.
    • International flights and airport tax.
    • Travel insurance.
    • Personal expenses, Hot or Mineral water
    • Laundry service and Bar Bills
    • Internet and Battery charge
    • WiFi/Device Charging.
    • Alcoholic drinks with mineral water.
    • Rescue in emergency.
    • Tipping or gratitude (Mandatory)

Fixed Departure

SNo.0 Date From To
1 28/02/2021 kathmandu pokhara Enquiry This

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FAQ

When you are up in the mountains in Nepal, we would suggest you to be ready for anything. Weather forecasts for Lukla are never correct and different sources will give you different information. If it is a really bad day in terms of weather, the airlines will themselves cancel the flight and you might have to wait till the weather clears. Yes, flying in high altitude is never easy, even on a clear sunny day, the plane might face turbulence because of the wind blowing from the mountains. But overall the flight to Lukla is very exciting and it’s an experience that you will never forget.

When you are up in the mountains in Nepal, we would suggest you to be ready for anything. Weather forecasts for Lukla are never correct and different sources will give you different information. If it is a really bad day in terms of weather, the airlines will themselves cancel the flight and you might have to wait till the weather clears. Yes, flying in high altitude is never easy, even on a clear sunny day, the plane might face turbulence because of the wind blowing from the mountains. But overall the flight to Lukla is very exciting and it’s an experience that you will never forget.

When you are up in the mountains in Nepal, we would suggest you to be ready for anything. Weather forecasts for Lukla are never correct and different sources will give you different information. If it is a really bad day in terms of weather, the airlines will themselves cancel the flight and you might have to wait till the weather clears. Yes, flying in high altitude is never easy, even on a clear sunny day, the plane might face turbulence because of the wind blowing from the mountains. But overall the flight to Lukla is very exciting and it’s an experience that you will never forget.

When you are up in the mountains in Nepal, we would suggest you to be ready for anything. Weather forecasts for Lukla are never correct and different sources will give you different information. If it is a really bad day in terms of weather, the airlines will themselves cancel the flight and you might have to wait till the weather clears. Yes, flying in high altitude is never easy, even on a clear sunny day, the plane might face turbulence because of the wind blowing from the mountains. But overall the flight to Lukla is very exciting and it’s an experience that you will never forget.

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    January 17, 2019

    star rating  Dudh Kunda trek - flawless organisation, again ! - The Dudh Kunda trek was the second trek I have done with Dilu and his team, after the Langtang trek of 2008. My family has known Dilu for over 20... read more

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    November 17, 2022

    star rating  Family trek! - Great trek with the whole family in the mustang valley! Wouldn’t want to do this with anyone else! hope to do it again !

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    January 24, 2019
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    May 19, 2019

    star rating  Great experience - Great experience with Dilu who has been very helpful, pro efficient and very nice !
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    June 26, 2022

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    January 30, 2019
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    February 24, 2023

    star rating  Glacier Family Treks & Expedition - Perfect organisation. Great kindness and skillfulness of Dilu and his team. Dilu offers “a la carte” treks with great flexibility (altitude, hours of walking, regions...) according to the group. I... read more

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