Have you ever wondered what it will be like to stand still to witness the grandeur of the highest mountain in the world? Here is a chance for you to conform to the miraculous beauty of nature. Know what wonders your eyes can meet and marvels you can feel with the help of Nepal Big Mountain’s travel package of the Everest Base Camp Trek. So why delay the travel when you are ready to feel that adrenaline rush flows within you with this requisite travel in your life.
|Group size:||2-12 people||Max-Altitude:||5,554 m|
|Arrival on:||Kathmandu, Nepal||Departure from:||Kathmandu, Nepal|
|Meals:||Welcome dinner-Nepali Cuisine and Breakfast during city tour|
|Accommodation:||Teahouses during the trek and 3-star hotels during a city tour|
Do you want to have a unique and thrilling experience to add spice to your monotonous life? Embrace yourself to be the one who has been upfront with the staggering view of the highest peak in the world, Mount Everest (8848 m). In addition to what many travel agencies provide, Nepal Big Mountain offers you a shorter trek route with highest adrenaline rush possible. Come to experience the most valued trekking route in the world and our travel website alongside the Annapurna Circuit Trek.
It is guaranteed that all the trekkers will be astounded by the beauty and creations of nature that are gifted in forms of snow-capped mountains, wildlife, civilizations, rivers, forests and many more. Along with it, you have the opportunity to experience the most thrilling flight in the world to Lukla.
In addition to this, you move to the altitudes of 5545 m which is a great accomplishment for most trekkers in their entire life. Watch the wildlife of the cold regions from your own vision in the Sagarmatha National Park. You have the ultimate chance of enjoying the sunrise that is reflected by the snow-capped mountains warming your soul in the cold weather.
What else do you obtain from this trek? You obtain the privilege to be one of the Nepalese living in the cold regions by encountering and mixing up with the Sherpas that set their habitat around this region. You acknowledge the lifestyle of the mountain area and their culture that welcomes the tourists with open arms.
Similarly, those having religious interests can raise their spirits in the Tengboche Monastery which is the highest monastery in the Khumbu region of Nepal. The serenity of the place brings a different calmness in your life giving you a different and unique purpose for your trek.
Moreover, four of the world’s six tallest peaks: Mt. Everest, Mt. Lhotse, Mt. Makalu, and Cho-Oyu smile at you from a closer distance. You will also view many of the snow-capped mountains and the civilization of the place in Namche Bazaar.
In a nutshell, put yourself in the position to find out about the natural wonders present before you lose this golden opportunity. Get geared up to utilize your time amidst your busy schedule.
Nepal Big Mountain Travel believes in persistence and belongingness. On day 1, arrival day, a representative in formal attire with garlands (Mala) and traditional Buddhist ceremonial scarf (Khata) will welcome you. This is a traditional welcoming gesture of Nepalese. The representative will guide you to the hotel. You can wander around the streets of Thamel and explore shops during the late afternoon. Then, a cultural dinner is presented overnight at 3 – star hotel in Kathmandu or similar class.
Included meals: Dinner
After your fresh morning breakfast, you begin the wonderful journey. The start of the journey is the most adventurous part. The 40-minute flight to Lukla awaits you with the thrill of getting caught in the turbulence because of the mountains hovering in the place. A slightly bumpy flight will provide you with the view of mountains and hills around the place. After you reach Lukla, you inaugurate your trek to Phakding. Here, you can encounter herds of yaks in the way which are used as the main source of the transport. On the way, you will descent towards Chheplung village to learn about the traditional Nepalese of the area. From there, you will be able to have a glimpse of a sacred mountain, Mt. Khumbila. You will spend the night at the Phakding in a teahouse.
Included meals: Breakfast
On the third day, we begin the 6-7 hour trek from Phakding to Namche Bazaar. You initiate the 900 m elevation to the biggest village in the area, Namche Bazaar. The beginning of the trek makes you familiar with the yaks rather than the normal transports you are used to. You proceed through the trail north up the valley of Benkar where you cross mesmerizing pine tree forest and Dudh Koshi River. You move along to Chumoa to reach Monjo, the entrance to Everest National Park. After crossing a suspension bridge, you are introduced to Jorsale village. The Dudh Koshi and Bhote Koshi rivers associate you with your amazement. Namche Bazaar comes to view after a lot of steep climbs. You have the privilege of viewing snow-capped mountains every now and then like the Mt. Everest and Mt. Lhotse. You stay in Namche Bazaar for the night.
Today you spend your day acclimatizing such that you are familiar with the environment before proceeding in the altitude. Trekkers take the full advantage of this day by hiking towards the Sagarmatha National Park to get a mesmerizing sunrise view. The spectacular sight of Mount Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse, Ama Dablam, Thamserku, Kongde and many other snowcapped mountains is just breathtaking. You can grab the opportunity to trek to Khumjung village (12401ft) where you get to acknowledge the Sherpa settlement. This is your chance to discover the lifestyle of Sherpas as one of them. You spend overnight in Namche Bazaar.
Inaugurate your trek to Tengboche this day after the acclimatization. You will start to feel the rise in the altitude slightly as you will be introduced to various Buddhist stupas along the trek. Passing the amazing Dudh-Koshi River, you will get the exotic view of the rhododendron forests. The major purpose of the visit is fulfilled today as you become startled by the eye-catching picturesque of mountain tops like Mount Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse, Ama Dablam, Thamserku, Kongde and many more. You will be amazed by the serene environment in the Tengboche monastery which is supposed to be the largest monastery in the region. You can calm your core and feel the essence of life as you go around the holy monastery. This night, you will stay at Tengboche.
Today you get geared up with the morning view of Mount Everest and Ama Dablam. Being accessorized with warm clothes to avoid the cold weather, you start the early morning climb towards Dingboche which is at the altitude of 4360m. Along the trail, you get to see the horned mountain goats or rams if you are lucky enough. You can find the essence of rhododendron, coniferous trees and birch trees around the area. After crossing the Imja River, you reach Pangboche village. The upper Pangboche trails reward us with a more pristine view of the Himalayas and the Pangboche Monastery. You can take snaps of the herds of yaks in the trail you cross the Imja Valley and Lobuche River to reach Dingboche in a higher altitude. You spend the night at Dingboche.
Since the climate becomes colder and harsher, the trekkers are in the need of acclimatization day. Dingboche is the perfect place for you to be familiar with the climate before you continue with the trek. You can spend your valuable time today in the Dingboche village by looking at the gorgeous mountains, Mt. Everest, Ama Dablam or Imja Tse. It is an important day to take a short hike to energize you with the miraculous view of Nagarjuna Hill or Chukkhung Valley for great views of Makalu, Lhotse, Chalotse, Tawache and Ama Dablam.
The day starts with a steep climb uphill providing a great view down the Chukkhung valley with Ilem peak visible at its end. Most trekkers take a short break here to prepare for the long march ahead. As you walk to the side of the valley, if you look down to the base, you can see a small village called Pheriche where you can treat any emergencies in the medical centre. You can refresh yourself in the nearest shops where only a small amount of civilization can be seen. You will also come in contact with moraine of the Khumbu Glacier. While climbing up a steep trail to Chupki Lhara, you find an array of stones with prayer flags used as memorials to the trekkers who perished on a mission to climb Everest. You have the opportunity to observe the beauty of Khumbutse, Lingtren, Pumori and Mahalangur Himal.
You start the most challenging and adventurous day to the Everest Base camp today. The trek moves along the trails of loose rocks and steep hills to accomplish your ultimate goal. You are under the strict guidance of the guide today so that you don’t get lost in the confusing path. The day is guided by the thrill of rocky dunes, moraine, and streams before reaching the Everest Base Camp. Upon reaching the Everest Base Camp, tents of mountaineers in bright colours get you excited against the monotony of grey surroundings. The great mountains Nuptse, Khumbuste, and Pumori are experienced from the base camp with the astounding beauty. You start your trail back to Gorak Shep for a good night’s rest. You get to the sight of the highest peak, Everest from up close for the first time.
This day, you attain the highest altitude of your whole trek, 5545m. In the cold temperature, you see beautiful peaks such as Lingtren, Khumbutse, and Changtse to the east that warm your hearts. As you reach Kala Patthar, you see up-close views of Mt. Everest which make the trek worth it. The panoramic view of the mountains will bring a smile on your face. Now, it is time to return to Pheriche. Any kinds of medical problems can be shown in this place after the harsh trek. Your contribution will be regarded as local people’s treatment. You spend the night at Pheriche to gain adequate rest for tomorrow.
You initiate your trek backward truly satisfied with the beauty of nature. As you start your steps, you realize that it is easier to climb down the steep surface than climbing up. Most trekkers feel this hardship because of low expectations. However, after own experience amidst the white and grey background of beautiful mountains, you are truly amazed. Watching rhododendron and juniper trees, you cross the prayer-flag festooned bridge over the Dudh Koshi River. You are spectacled by the pine forests where you may come across colourful pheasants and mountain goats. Gradually, the decrease in altitude increases your energy. You will also enjoy the scenery of Ama Dablam, Thamserku and Nuptse mountains.
Today, you descend downward cautiously on the steep trail and the rocky terrain. It is the last challenging and adventurous trail for the trip which you enjoy fully. You are able to see the Dudh Koshi and its tributaries as you cross a suspension bridge over the river. You reach Lukla after the adventurous steep trail where you can take rest and relax. You stay the last night in Lukla before flying to the capital city with all the amenities.
New daylight brings you a day of the thrilling flight back to Kathmandu from Lukla. The flight will not be as dangerous and bumpy as the first flight to Lukla. Your guide will drop you to the hotel where you can relax for the rest of the day to memorize your journey once again. If you are interested, our guide can help you to go to other places in Kathmandu. In the evening, you will devour your farewell dinner and roam around the Thamel area and try various Nepali cuisines and famous street foods. Your last stay will be at a 3-star hotel in Kathmandu or similar class.
You have breakfast early in the morning. With the conclusion of necessary steps for departure, a representative of Nepal Big Mountain Travel will drop you to Tribhuvan International Airport. Nepal Big Mountain expects a happy customer to travel again.
Included meals: Breakfast
Nepal Big Mountain Travel prioritizes your safety first. Please note that your leader has the authority to amend or cancel any part of the itinerary if it is deemed necessary due to safety concerns. Weather conditions, the health condition of a group member, unexpected natural disasters, etc., can all contribute to changes in the itinerary. The leader will try to ensure that the trip runs according to plan, but please be prepared to be flexible if required.
Availability of guides depends on the high seasons. In any case, specified language speaking guides are unavailable, Nepal Big Mountain provides English speaking guide for your meaningful travel.
The trek includes a trekking group of 2-12 members. As a member of the trekking group, you will receive the reward of 1 main guide or leader along with 1 assistant guide for the group of 4 so as to gain as much information from the trekking route possible. The group can be customized as per your need by providing the necessary information. For the details, please refer to the additional information.
The group is under the supervision of the main guide. The directions information and safety concerns are considered by the main guide. This will make your trip more safe and sound. You will get the facility of 1 porter per 2 pax such that if you are tired, the porter can carry your goods for you. However, the load may differ.
Important points under trekking group:
You stay at teahouses throughout the trek. All accommodations are on a twin-sharing basis. After the trek, trekkers make use of Nepal tea houses – small hotels for an overnight stay and home cooked meals.
There will be less strain as the need to cart food and tents are reduced. Quality depends on the number of customers as well as competition. Hence, popular routes like the EBC Trek and treks in the Annapurna Region have a wide variety of quality tea houses. However, other areas have basic tea houses. The bakery is the attraction of teahouses where you can choose from various sweet dishes.
You will be able to experience the native and ancient lifestyle. With higher elevations, there are fewer chances of good flushing mechanisms, making the tour more interesting for the challengers. It is highly recommended to use four seasons’ sleeping bag and earplugs for a better experience. You will have facilities of plug points and lighting which gives you unique experience of convenient trekking.
The meals also provide you with a slight pinch of cultural taste. It comprises of welcome dinner and breakfast. Firstly, welcome embraces the refreshments after you reach the arrival destination, Kathmandu.
Secondly, you can enjoy the traditional Nepali cuisine that is a blend of rice, lentils, vegetables, and pickle. We respect and provide the choice of vegetarian or non-vegetarian food. Lastly, breakfast consists of organic tea or fresh plump of organic fruits. You are given a choice of a range of cookies, omelettes, porridge or boiled eggs.
The trip excludes the dinner so that you can explore the multiple choices of cuisines in Nepal without being bound by the travel agency. You can choose from a variety of noodle dishes, rice, vegetables with the choice of meat. However, you can choose meals according to your preferences excluding the provision at your own expense.
Nepal Big Mountain also provides a provision of lunch and dinner for the minimum amount of extra USD 25 per person per day for city tours. In addition to it, during the trekking period, for the prerequisites of breakfast, lunch, and dinner, the minimum amount of extra USD 40 per person per day is provided such that you have the convenience of easy access to meals throughout the trek.
The traveller must specify any kinds of sickness, diseases or phobias before the trip because Nepal Big Mountain believes every traveller needs to be under perfect care and guidance to enjoy the trip with the best convenience possible.
There are high chances of altitude sickness to many trekkers since the trek covers the altitude of 5545m. Along with it, there is a need for the trekkers to be familiar with the cold weather. It is essential for the trekkers to have the common vaccinations. If there are any children travelling, it must be on the guidance of their guardian.
The trip is not suitable for pregnant women and people with an adverse health condition. For children who are under 14-15, it is best to hire porters to carry the heavier equipment, since the children will not be able to manage the heavy loads over rough terrain, and you do not want to have to carry all their stuff as well as your own. The same can be said of elderly people, over sixty may be able to make the long trek to ABC, but they need to be physically fit and have no serious conditions.
The trek can take you to remote areas. Following are the requirements:
Deciding the best time for trekking is itself an adventurous elimination game. It is not completely unfavourable to visit during the other seasons. However, for the best experience, a clear season is recommended. If you are interested in adventure travel in the time period later than the mentioned date, you can also check our package to Pokhara.
The months from December to February are cold seasons and May brings summer vibes. If you are interested in travel in your choice of season, it is a remarkable choice for you. However, as a travel agency, Nepal Big Mountain seeks the best experience for a trekker. This trek is highly recommended in the month of October-November or mid-March-mid April when the season is clear.
The choice of these months will give you a great chance to view the beauty of Himalayas at their best. There are blooming flowers like rhododendron, the national flower of the country found abundantly. The trail will be colourful and eye-catching giving you a different level of energy during these months.
Altogether, this is a trip of 14 days and 15 nights. However, if you’re interested in customized trips, contact us. You can get some concession for group booking. Please contact Nepal Big Mountain for the group rates via email to email@example.com. Any kinds of a health condition that may have a negative effect on the traveller must be specified at an earlier stage before booking.
You will be able to blend with various ethnic groups including the Mongoloid Himalayan people, Brahmins, Chhetris to experience being reborn as a unique person. You should wear comfortable clothes and sports shoes during trekking.
Everest is the highest mountain in the world standing tall at 8848m. The trekkers need to cope with the cold climate in the Everest Base Camp Trek.
For this, the suggestion of carrying the following things is counselled:
Tips are also expected from the trekker if satisfactory performance is shown by the trek and tour guides.