EBC trek in Nepal is full of exciting and adventurous activities that will blow your mind with joy and happiness. NBM Travel provides you with the perfect Everest base camp trek itinerary. Our guides are highly experienced to make your Everest base camp trek in Nepal possible at ease. They provide adequate information and guide you throughout the journey, while having fun with you. Connect with NBM Travel to get started with your Everest Base Camp trekking in Nepal.
Day 1: Arrive in Kathmandu
Day 2: Fly to Lukla (2840 meters) to Phakding ( 2600 meters)
Day 3: Namche (3440 meters)
Day 4: Rest Day at Namche
Day 5: Tyangboche (3876 meters)
Day 6: Dingboche (4410 meters)
Day 7: Rest at Dingboche (4410 meters)
Day 8: Lobuche (4910 meters)
Day 9: Gorekshep (5180 meters) and EBC (5364 meters)
Day 10: Kalapatthar (5545 meters) and to Pangboche (3910 meters)
Day 11: Lukla (2840 meters)
Day 12: Fly back to Kathmandu
Upon your arrival, Nepal Big Mountain Travel will welcome you with garlands (Mala) and a traditional Buddhist ceremonial scarf (Khata) which is a traditional welcoming gesture in Nepal. Our representative will guide you to the hotel. You can wander around the streets of Thamel and explore shops during the late afternoon. A cultural dinner will then be presented to you overnight at a 3-star hotel in Kathmandu or a similar class.
Your wonderful Everest base camp trek in Nepal begins after a fresh morning breakfast. The 40-minute flight to Lukla awaits you with the thrill of getting caught in turbulence because of the mountains hovering in the place. A slightly bumpy flight will provide you with a view of mountains and hills around the place. As you reach Lukla, you inaugurate your trek to Phakding where you can encounter herds of yaks in the way which are a main source of transport in that area. On the way, you will descend towards Chheplung village from where you can have a glimpse of a sacred mountain, Mt. Khumbila. You will spend the night in a teahouse in Phakding.
The third day begins with a 6-7-hour trek from Phakding to Namche Bazaar. You initiate the 900m elevation to Namche Bazaar which is the biggest village in the area. 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 then head towards Chumoa to reach Monjo which is the entrance to Everest National Park. After crossing a suspension bridge, you are in Jorsale village where you can see two giant rivers Dudh Koshi and Bhote Koshi. Following a lot of steep climbs, you start to see Namche Bazaar which is the viewpoint to see high snow-capped mountains including Mt. Everest and Mt. Lhotse. You stay in Namche Bazaar for the night.
On Day 4, you spend your day acclimatizing such that you are familiar with the environment before proceeding to the high altitude. You hike towards the Sagarmatha National Park to see a mesmerizing sunrise view. You can have a spectacular view of some of the highest mountains such as Mount Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse, Thamserku, Ama Dablam, and Kongde. You then can trek to Khumjung village (12401ft) where you get to acknowledge the Sherpa settlement and discover their lifestyle. You spend overnight in Namche Bazaar.
On day 5, you continue your Everest base camp trekking in Nepal by walking towards Tengboche. You will start to feel the rise in altitude slightly and on the way, you encounter various Buddhist stupas. As you pass the amazing Dudh-Koshi River, you will get to see the exotic view of the rhododendron forests. Day 5 is full of views of eye-catching picturesque mountain tops such as Mount Everest, Lhotse, Ama Dablam, Thamserku, Nuptse, and Kongde. The serene environment in the Tengboche Monastery, the largest monastery in the region, will definitely amaze you. You will have a calming feel of the essence of life as you visit this holy monastery. Your stay for today will be at Tengboche.
On day 6, you get up pretty early in the morning to see the panoramic morning view of Mount Everest and Ama Dablam. You then start your early morning climb towards Dingboche which is at an altitude of 4360m. You will see the horned mountain goats and rams (if you are lucky enough) along the trials. On the way, you pass by the essence of rhododendron, coniferous trees, and birch trees. You can take pictures of the herds of yaks on the trail while crossing the Imja Valley and Lobuche River to reach Dingboche at a higher altitude. Today you spend your night at Dingboche.
Since the climate has already become colder and harsher, you will need an acclimatization day, and there you go, day 7 is the acclimatization day. Dingboche provides you with the opportunity to be familiar with the climate before you continue with your Everest base camp trek. You can spend your valuable time today in the Dingboche village looking at the gorgeous mountains such as Mt. Everest, Ama Dablam, and Imja Tse. Today, you can take a short hike to Nagarjuna Hill or Chukkhung Valley with the miraculous views of Makalu, Chalotse, Tawache, Lhotse, and Ama Dablam. It will help you energize yourself.
Day 8 starts with a steep climb uphill to Lobuche that offers you an eye-catching view down the Chukkhung valley with Ilem peak visible at its end. Like most trekkers, you will take a short break here to prepare for the long march ahead. Walking to the side of the valley, you can see a small village Pheriche downwards which is famous for having a medical center. You can refresh yourself in the nearest shops where only a small amount of civilization exists. You then encounter the moraine of the Khumbu Glacier. While climbing up a steep trail to Chupki Lhara, you find an array of stones with prayer flags which are used as memorials to those who perished on a mission to climb Everest. This day provides you with opportunities to observe the beauty of Khumbutse, Lingtren, Pumori and Mahalangur Himal.
You only start your Everest base camp journey on day 9 which is the most challenging and adventurous part of your EBC trek in Nepal. During the journey, you walk along the loose rock trails with steep hills and confusing paths. Because we don’t want you to get lost, today you will be under the strict guidance NBM Travel Guide. The day is guided by the thrill of rocky dunes, moraine, and streams until you reach the Everest Base Camp. You will have to walk on the incredibly loose sand of Gorak Shep during your EBC journey. Upon reaching the Everest Base Camp, you will see bright tents of mountaineers against the monotony of grey surroundings. Giant mountains such as Nuptse, Khumbuste, and Pumori are astoundingly visible from the Everest base camp. You then head back to Gorak Shep where you will spend your night.
On day 10, you attain the highest altitude of your whole trek, 5545m. In the cold temperature, you will see beautiful peaks such as Lingtren, Khumbutse, and Changtse that will warm your hearts. You head for Kala Patthar and upon reaching there, you see close-up views of Mt. Everest which will make you feel that an Everest base camp trek is worth it. The panoramic view of the mountains will bring a smile to your face. After sightseeing from Kala Patthar, you head towards Pangboche. The Pangboche trails reward you with a more pristine view of the Himalayas and the Pangboche Monastery.
On day 11, you will make your way to Lukla via Monjo. Monjo is a less crowded village closer to Namche Bazaar. As you initiate walking, you will realize it’s much easier to climb down the steep surface than climb up. During the journey, you get to see rhododendron and juniper trees amidst the white and grey background of beautiful mountains. Gradually, the decrease in altitude increases your energy. You will also enjoy the scenery of Ama Dablam, Thamserku, and Nuptse mountains.
You will then continue to descend downward on the steep trail and the rocky terrain. It is the last challenging and adventurous trail of your Everest base camp trek. You can 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 a rest and relax. You stay the last night in Lukla before flying back to Kathmandu.
At last, you will take a thrilling flight back to Kathmandu from Lukla. The flight is quite safer and not as bumpy as the first flight to Lukla. Your guide will drop you at the hotel where you can relax for the rest of the day to memorize your journey once again. Instead, you can enjoy your day visiting other places in Kathmandu as well. 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 a similar class.
Of course, walking to Everest base camp is not an easy task. Everest Base Camp Trek is moderate in difficulty level. The altitude and weather are what play a vital role in making the EBC journey difficult. Besides, walking through forests, rugged mountain terrains, and steep hills, is another challenge to complete an EBC trek as it requires you to push yourselves to the next level.
People often experience altitude sickness during their hike to Kala Patthar which is located at an elevation of 5,545. It is common to have Acute Mountain Sickness (AMS) during an EBC trek in Nepal. However, if not given attention to AMS, the symptoms can lead to severe altitude problems such as High Altitude Pulmonary Edema and High Altitude Cerebral Edema.
Don’t get overwhelmed–NBM travel is there to make your spiritual and adventurous journey to Everest Base Camp safe for you and your companions. It’s important you are accompanied by experienced and highly qualified guides who can provide you with adequate information about the altitude and weather. Make sure you are physically fit, and mentally prepared, and have enough courage to face challenges to start your Everest Base Camp journey in Nepal.
See you on the other side!
Everest Base Camp Trek trials include rough roads, sloppy hills, narrow pathways, and high-altitude places. The climate plays a vital role in ruining your EBC trip. You must choose the best time for the Everest base camp trek in Nepal. Choosing the wrong season for the EBC trek can entirely make the trip difficult. It is essential to choose the right season to make your EBC journey heavenly safe, joyful, and memorable. Plus, it offers a clear view of the Himalayas, glaciers, farmlands, villages, dazzling rivers, rhododendron forests, and a clear blue sky.
The Autumn and Spring seasons are considered the best time for the Everest base camp trekking in Nepal as they offer stable weather conditions for long durations. There are lower risks of variations in Everest weather and the atmosphere and the surrounding vistas are clear. Trekking during Winter and Monsoon is comparatively hard because of the lumps of snow over the trails and the extremely cold weather. You must consider avoiding your EBC trekking plan in Winter and Monsoon.
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