Major Attraction Everest Base Camp Kalapatthar Trek:-
- The Scenic Flight to Lukla: The trek starts with a scenic flight from Kathmandu to Lukla, a small mountain town with a challenging runway. The flight offers stunning views of the Himalayan range, including Mount Everest.
Sagarmatha National Park: The trek passes through Sagarmatha National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage site that is home to rare species like the snow leopard and the Himalayan black bear. The park also boasts some of the most breathtaking landscapes in the world.
Sherpa Villages and Culture: The trek takes you through several Sherpa villages, where you can experience their unique culture and way of life. You can visit ancient monasteries, learn about their traditional farming practices, and try local delicacies like Sherpa stew and momos.
Namche Bazaar: The largest Sherpa village in the Khumbu region, Namche Bazaar, is a bustling hub of activity with shops, restaurants, and bars. It also offers stunning views of the surrounding Himalayas.
Tengboche Monastery: The trek takes you to Tengboche Monastery, one of the most important monasteries in the region. It is a spiritual center for the Sherpas and offers stunning views of Mount Everest and other peaks.
Everest Base Camp: The ultimate highlight of the trek is reaching Everest Base Camp, the starting point for expeditions to climb Mount Everest. The base camp is situated at an altitude of 5,364 meters and offers breathtaking views of the Khumbu Glacier and surrounding peaks.
Kala Patthar: For the best views of Mount Everest, you can climb to Kala Patthar, a small peak at an altitude of 5,545 meters. The climb is steep and challenging but worth it for the panoramic views of the Himalayas.
Everest base Camp Trek starts from Lukla, right after a short flight to Lukla Airport also known as Tenzing Hillary Airport. From there, the actual trekking starts. Then heading to the various villages, initiated by Sherpas, right in the bank of the Dudh Koshi river ( because of milky white water; in English Dudh means Milk) crossing beautiful landscape, monasteries, steep trails, prayers flags and suspension bridge. Beside khumbu icefall, kalapathar, gokyo lake and Mt. Everest, Everest Region is also popular for Namche Bazar. It the gateway to the Mt. Everest and the full facilitated market of the town where everything from tibetan artifacts, handicrafts to trekking and climbing equipments. One the best part of Namche bazaar, its is settled on the slope of an arch-shaped mountain, from where you can see the first glimpse Mt. Everest, and other neighboring Kwangde (6,168m), Tawache (6,542m), Nuptse (7,861m), Lhotse (8,516m), Amadablam (6,812m), Kangtega ( 6,782m), Thamserku (6,623m), Kusum Kanguru (6,367m). Then you will cross over the different sherpa settlement village like Tengboche, Lobuche,and Gorak Shep until you reach Everest Base Camp, lap of Mt. Everest. From here, observe the majestic view of Mt. Everest. and other pristine view of neighboring Himalayan range. Enjoy taking beauty of Khumbu Icefall, Glacier Lake, or see the mirror view image in the Glacier. After spending couple of hours in EBC, Helicopter will be waiting on the Gorak Shep ready to fly back to Luka. See the aerial view of Mt. Everest and surrounding himalayas, landscapes, Glacier melt lake while flying above Sagarmatha National park. Not only Mt. Everest, you will also see the “world highest farmland” just bottom of the alluring Mt. Amadablam. As the rout to EBC takes you into the Sagarmatha National Park with subalpine jungle which is home to engendered species, where can see Himalayan Goat (Jharal/Thar), endangered species Musk Deer. It is also shelter for Snow Leopard and play ground of mysterious creature Yeti. Everest Region is home of Sherpa community. They follow Buddhism, and so much deep connection and faith towards their religion and culture. As they are the who taking care of all the Everest Expedition business,still they haven’t changed their life style and proceted their culter from outer influence. And they are very welcoming, friednlgy and helpful. Those who misses the coffee of Starbucks back home, a friendly reminder, there is fake Starbuks In LUkla. They have copied the whole design so neatly that it hard to tell wheather it real or fake.
During your trek, sometimes we have to stop in teahouses for a small break, which is not so much facilitated. They have shared washing rooms and toilet. Similarly, it is easier to get the single room at Kathmandu and lower elevation places. However, in high altitude accommodations are on twin sharing basis. However, Jatra Travels will arrange a single room along with attached bathroom as much as possible.
One thing, we will happily customize the trek package according to your size and preference. No matter what the group size is, one or over twelve, we happily run trek for them.
Note down that, you will get a Jatra Travels printed tee-shirt along with a tag “I have successfully explored Everest Region, Nepal, Do you? absolutely free. Similarly, we will provide you with a duffle bag for each of our trekkers without paying any charge, but you have to return it after coming back to Kathmandu.
***Note:- The weather over the Everest Himalayan region is unsudden. Due to that, the filght from Kathmandu to Lukla is sometimes delayed or even get cancelled for more than couple of days. This is rare condition and doesn’t happen during season time but we need to plan for this possibility. Please co-oeprate with us during that time.
*Jatra travels is one of the most trusted tours and travel company of Nepal that has been working on tourism area from more than a decade. We will provide experienced guides who speak fluent English and other major language. We take of all legal permits to so don’t worry about legal terms and conditions while staying over here in Nepal. Relax and explore the beauty.
- Airport pick up and drop off by private Transport
- 3 nights’ accommodation with breakfast at a 3-star category hotel in Kathmandu
- City tours, including tour guide and private transportation
- All necessary transportation during the Kathmandu
- Flight Tickets from Kathmandu – Lukla – Kathmandu
- All accommodation on twin sharing basis in teahouses during the trek
- Three daily meals with tea/coffee (breakfast, lunch and dinner) during the trek
- Best available twin sharing lodges for accommodation during the trek.
- An experienced English speaking Trekking Guide
- Seasonal fruits during the trek
- Guide insurance, meals, salary, flight tickets & accommodation
- Sleeping Bag ( to be returned after the trek }
- First Aid Kit
- All necessary paperwork
- Permit for Everest Base Camp Trek
- TIMS Card for Everest Base Camp Trek.
- All government and local taxes
- Nepal entry visa fee
- International airfare
- Main meals during your stay in Kathmandu
- Beverages (Hard or Soft drinks, Mineral Water Bottles, Filtered Water)
- Hot showers during the trek
- Personal travel and health insurance
- Personal travel equipment and medical supplies
- Personal expenses on the trek (phone calls, laundry, bar bills, battery recharge fee, extra porters, bottle water or boiled water, hot shower etc.)
- Any cost arisen due to circumstances outside of our control like landslide, road blockage, political disturbance, strike, guest sickness, natural disaster etc.
- Any other services and expenses that are not specifically mentioned in the program
- Tips for staff and entry fees during the Kathmandu sightseeing
- Emergency evacuation and oxygen cost
|DEPARTURE/RETURN LOCATION||Kathmandu, Nepal|
|DEPARTURE TIME||Please arrive at least 2 hours before the departure.|
|BEST SEASON||August, September, October, November, Early December, March, April & May|
Private Transport + Flight
- Day 1 Arrival at Kathmandu | 1,400m
- Day 2 Trek preparation and sightseeing at Kathmandu | 1400m
- Day 3 Kathmandu to fly Lukla, easy hike to Phakding(2,610 m)
- Day 4 Phakding to Namche Bazaar | 3,440 m
- Day 5 Acclimatization in Namche Bazaar: hike to Syangboche Airstrip (3,748 m) Everest View Hotel (3,962 m)
- Day 6 Trek from Namche Bazaar to Tengboche Monastery | 3860 m
- Day 7 Tengboche Monstery to Dingboche | 4,410 m
- Day 8 Acclimatization in Dingboche; hike to Nagarjuna Hill | 4410 m.
- Day 9 Dingboche to Lobuche – 6-7 hours | 4,940 m
- Day 10 Lobuche to Gorak Shep to Everest Base Camp | 5,364 m. and back to Gorak Shep | 5164 m
- Day 11 Gorak Shep to Kala Patthar and back to Pheriche | 4,371 m
- Day 12 Pheriche to Namche Bazaar
- Day 13 Namche Bazaar to Lukla
- Day 14 Lukla to Kathmandu and Farewell Dinner
- Day 15 Back Home
Day 01:- Arrival at Kathmandu | 1,350m
Arrival in Kathmandu airport (1300 meters). Guests are received by our airport representative and escorted to the hotel. Take your time to refresh yourself and your day is free so you can walk to Kathmandu Durbar Square or explore the Thamel. Your first overnight at your hotel in the valley of the god.
Day 02:- Trek preparation and sightseeing at Kathmandu | 1350m
We will start our day visiting Swayambhunath in the early morning locatedin northwestKathmandu. The monastery offers a brilliant depiction of Buddhist influence in Kathmandu. After that we will visit Pashupatinath Temple which is the pilgrim of Hindu. And finally,we will end with a tour to BoudnanthStupa. All of these sites are UNESCO heritage Site which cover the heart of the Valley. We tour these destinations with our private car.If needed we can do shopping for necessary equipments for the trek in the evening.
Day 3 :- Kathmandu to fly Lukla, easy hike to Phakding(2,610 m)
The Everest Base Camp Trek usually begins with a flight from Kathmandu to Lukla. Lukla is a small town located in the Khumbu region of Nepal and is the starting point of the trek. The flight to Lukla is an adventure in itself, as the small plane navigates through the narrow mountain valleys to land on a short runway at Lukla.
After arriving at Lukla, trekkers start their trek to Phakding. The trek takes about 3-4 hours and covers a distance of approximately 8 kilometers. The trail follows the Dudh Koshi River and passes through several small villages and settlements. Along the way, you will get to see stunning views of the Himalayan mountains, including the famous Mount Everest.
Phakding is a small village located at an altitude of 2,651 meters. It is a popular stopover for trekkers on their way to Everest Base Camp. The village has several lodges and teahouses where trekkers can rest and acclimatize to the altitude. It is also a good place to explore the local culture and traditions of the Sherpa people, who are the native inhabitants of the Khumbu region.
Day 4: Phakding to Namche Bazaar | 3,440 m
The second day of the Everest Base Camp Trek involves trekking from Phakding to Namche Bazaar. The trek covers a distance of approximately 11 kilometers and takes about 5-6 hours to complete.
The trail follows the Dudh Koshi River and crosses several suspension bridges. The trek involves a gradual ascent through the Sagarmatha National Park, which is home to a diverse range of flora and fauna, including the Himalayan tahr, musk deer, and the elusive snow leopard.
The highlight of the trek from Phakding to Namche Bazaar is the climb up to the Namche Hill. The climb is steep and challenging but offers stunning views of the Himalayan mountains, including Mount Everest. Once you reach the top of the hill, you will be rewarded with a panoramic view of Namche Bazaar, a bustling town located at an altitude of 3,440 meters.
Namche Bazaar is the largest town in the Khumbu region and is a popular stopover for trekkers on their way to Everest Base Camp. The town has several lodges, restaurants, and shops selling trekking gear and souvenirs. It is also a great place to acclimatize to the altitude and explore the local culture and traditions of the Sherpa people.
DAY 5: Acclimatization in Namche Bazaar: hike to Syangboche Airstrip (3,748 m) and Everest View Hotel (3,962 m)
Acclimatization day is an important part of the Everest Base Camp Trek and usually takes place in Namche Bazaar. Acclimatization refers to the process of the body adjusting to the altitude, and it is essential to prevent altitude sickness, a potentially life-threatening condition that can occur when the body does not adapt to the high altitude.
During the acclimatization day in Namche Bazaar, trekkers usually take a short hike to a higher altitude and then return to the town to rest and acclimatize. The hike usually involves climbing to an altitude of around 3,800-4,000 meters and then descending back to Namche Bazaar.
The purpose of the acclimatization day is to give the body time to adjust to the high altitude and to prevent altitude sickness. It is important to drink plenty of water, eat well, and avoid alcohol and caffeine during the acclimatization day.
Apart from acclimatization, Namche Bazaar is also a great place to explore the local culture and traditions of the Sherpa people. The town has several monasteries, museums, and shops selling traditional handicrafts and souvenirs. It is also a great place to enjoy the stunning views of the Himalayan mountains and to interact with other trekkers from around the world.
Day 06 :- Trek from Namche Bazaar to Tengboche Monastery | 3860 m
After the acclimatization day in Namche Bazaar, the Everest Base Camp Trek continues with a trek from Namche Bazaar to Debuche. The trek covers a distance of approximately 12 kilometers and takes about 6-7 hours to complete.
The trail from Namche Bazaar to Debuche follows the Dudh Koshi River and passes through several small villages and settlements. The trek involves a gradual ascent through the forested trail and offers stunning views of the Himalayan mountains, including Ama Dablam and Lhotse.
One of the highlights of the trek from Namche Bazaar to Debuche is the Tengboche Monastery, one of the most famous and important monasteries in the Khumbu region. The monastery is located at an altitude of 3,870 meters and is a popular stopover for trekkers on their way to Everest Base Camp. It is also a great place to experience the local culture and traditions of the Sherpa people.
From Tengboche, the trail descends through the forested trail to the village of Debuche, located at an altitude of 3,820 meters. Debuche is a small village that offers stunning views of the Himalayan mountains and is a great place to rest and acclimatize. The village has several lodges and teahouses where trekkers can stay and enjoy traditional Sherpa hospitality.
Day 07 :- Tengboche Monstery to Dingboche | 4,410 m
The trek from Tengboche to Dingboche is a challenging but rewarding part of the Everest Base Camp Trek. The trek covers a distance of approximately 11 kilometers and takes about 5-6 hours to complete.
The trail from Tengboche to Dingboche offers stunning views of the Himalayan mountains, including Ama Dablam and Island Peak. The trek involves a gradual ascent through the forested trail and offers beautiful views of the Imja Khola River.
The highlight of the trek from Tengboche to Dingboche is the Pangboche Monastery, one of the oldest and most important monasteries in the Khumbu region. The monastery is located at an altitude of 3,985 meters and is a popular stopover for trekkers on their way to Everest Base Camp. It is also a great place to experience the local culture and traditions of the Sherpa people.
From Pangboche, the trail ascends to Dingboche, located at an altitude of 4,410 meters. Dingboche is a small village that offers stunning views of the Himalayan mountains and is a great place to rest and acclimatize. The village has several lodges and teahouses where trekkers can stay and enjoy traditional Sherpa hospitality.
During the acclimatization day in Dingboche, trekkers usually take a short hike to a higher altitude and then return to the village to rest and acclimatize. The hike usually involves climbing to an altitude of around 4,900-5,000 meters and then descending back to Dingboche.
DAY 08: Acclimatization in Dingboche; hike to Nagarjuna Hill | 4410 m.
During the acclimatization period in Dingboche, trekkers and mountaineers can explore the village and its surroundings, which offer stunning views of the surrounding mountains, including the towering peaks of the Everest region.
Some popular attractions in Dingboche include:
Nagarjun Hill: A short hike up to Nagarjun Hill offers panoramic views of the Himalayas, including the majestic Ama Dablam peak.
Chukkung Valley: The Chukkung Valley, located about an hour’s walk from Dingboche, offers breathtaking views of the surrounding glaciers and peaks. Dingboche Monastery: The Dingboche Monastery is a sacred site for local Buddhists and offers a glimpse into their spiritual practices and beliefs.
Imja Tse River: The Imja Tse River, which runs through Dingboche, offers a tranquil spot for a peaceful stroll or picnic.
Local Culture: Trekkers can also take the opportunity to learn about the local Sherpa culture and their way of life, including their traditional clothing, cuisine, and architecture.
DAY 09: Dingboche to Lobuche – 6-7 hours | 4,940 m
The trek from Dingboche to Lobuche is a challenging but scenic part of the Everest Base Camp Trek. The trek covers a distance of approximately 12 kilometers and takes about 5-6 hours to complete.
The trail from Dingboche to Lobuche passes through beautiful alpine landscapes and offers stunning views of the Himalayan mountains, including Ama Dablam, Thamserku, and Cholatse. The trek involves a gradual ascent through the rocky trail and offers beautiful views of the Khumbu Glacier.
The highlight of the trek from Dingboche to Lobuche is the Khumbu Glacier, one of the largest glaciers in the world. The glacier is a popular attraction for trekkers and mountaineers and offers stunning views of the surrounding Himalayan peaks.
From the Khumbu Glacier, the trail ascends to Lobuche, located at an altitude of 4,910 meters. Lobuche is a small village that offers stunning views of the Himalayan mountains and is a great place to rest and acclimatize. The village has several lodges and teahouses where trekkers can stay and enjoy traditional Sherpa hospitality.
DAY 10: Lobuche to Gorak Shep to Everest Base Camp | 5,364 m. and back to Gorak Shep | 5164 m
The trek from Lobuche to Gorak Shep and the visit to Everest Base Camp is one of the most challenging and exciting parts of the Everest Base Camp Trek. The trek covers a distance of approximately 14 kilometers and takes about 7-8 hours to complete.
The trail from Lobuche to Gorak Shep passes through rugged terrain and offers stunning views of the Himalayan mountains, including Pumori, Nuptse, and Everest itself. The trek involves a gradual ascent through the rocky trail and offers beautiful views of the Khumbu Glacier.
After reaching Gorak Shep, trekkers usually take a short break before continuing the trek to Everest Base Camp. The trail to Everest Base Camp passes through the Khumbu Icefall and offers stunning views of the surrounding Himalayan peaks.
Reaching Everest Base Camp is a momentous achievement for trekkers and mountaineers alike. The base camp is located at an altitude of 5,364 meters and offers stunning views of the Khumbu Icefall and the surrounding mountains.
After visiting Everest Base Camp, trekkers return to Gorak Shep for an overnight stay. Gorak Shep is located at an altitude of 5,160 meters and offers stunning views of the Himalayan mountains, including the iconic Mount Everest.
Day 11: GorakShep to Kala Patthar (5,545m/18,192ft) to Pheriche (4,288m/14,070ft): 16km, 7-8 hours
The trek from Gorak Shep to Kala Patthar and then to Pheriche is a challenging but exhilarating part of the Everest Base Camp Trek. The trek covers a distance of approximately 16 kilometers and takes about 7-8 hours to complete.
The trek to Kala Patthar starts early in the morning as it is the best time to witness the sunrise over Mount Everest. The trail to Kala Patthar is steep and involves a steady ascent over rocky terrain. As you reach higher altitudes, the trek becomes more challenging due to the reduced levels of oxygen.
At the summit of Kala Patthar, trekkers are rewarded with breathtaking views of the Himalayan mountains, including the iconic Mount Everest. The view from the summit of Kala Patthar is considered to be one of the most spectacular in the world and is a must-see for anyone visiting the Everest Base Camp.
After enjoying the panoramic views from Kala Patthar, trekkers then descend back to Gorak Shep before continuing on to Pheriche. The trail to Pheriche passes through beautiful alpine landscapes and offers stunning views of the Himalayan mountains.
Pheriche is a small village located at an altitude of 4,288 meters and offers stunning views of the Himalayan mountains. The village is a great place to rest and acclimatize and has several lodges and teahouses where trekkers can stay and enjoy traditional Sherpa hospitality.
DAY 12: Pheriche to Namche Bazaar
The trek back from Pheriche to Namche Bazaar is a relatively easier and downhill trek compared to the previous days of the Everest Base Camp Trek. The trek covers a distance of approximately 20 kilometers and takes about 6-7 hours to complete.
The trail from Pheriche to Namche Bazaar passes through beautiful alpine landscapes and offers stunning views of the Himalayan mountains. Trekkers will follow the Dudh Koshi River and pass through several Sherpa villages, including Pangboche and Tengboche.
The trail is mostly downhill and involves a gradual descent over rocky terrain. Trekkers will also pass through several suspension bridges and witness the stunning natural beauty of the Khumbu region.
Namche Bazaar is the largest town in the Khumbu region and is located at an altitude of 3,440 meters. The town offers a range of facilities, including lodges, teahouses, restaurants, and shops. Trekkers usually spend a night in Namche Bazaar to rest and acclimatize before continuing their trek.
DAY13: Namche Bazaar to Lukla
We begin our trek from Namche Bazaar today on rocky terrain, and It is mostly a downhill trek on a trail alongside the DudhKoshi River. After crossing several bridges and enjoying chatting with the folks headed up, we will arrive in Lukla!
The trek from Namche Bazaar to Lukla marks the end of the trek for many trekkers and covers a distance of approximately 18 kilometers. The trek usually takes about 6-7 hours to complete and involves a gradual descent over rocky terrain.
The trail from Namche Bazaar to Lukla passes through several Sherpa villages, including Monjo and Phakding. Trekkers will also cross several suspension bridges over the Dudh Koshi River and enjoy stunning views of the Himalayan mountains.
The trek from Namche Bazaar to Lukla is relatively easier than the earlier days of the trek as it mostly involves a downhill descent. However, trekkers should still be cautious and take necessary precautions to avoid injury.
Upon reaching Lukla, trekkers will usually spend a night in the town before boarding a flight back to Kathmandu the next day. Lukla offers a range of facilities, including accommodation, restaurants, and shops.
DAY 14: Fly to Kathmandu
Back from Lukla to Kathmandu marks the end of the Everest Base Camp Trek and offers trekkers a chance to reflect on their experiences and to appreciate the natural beauty and cultural richness of Nepal. It is a challenging but rewarding journey that offers stunning views of the Himalayan Mountains and the chance to experience the local culture and traditions of the Sherpa people.
Day 15:Back to home. On day 15 of your trip, you will be flying back home from Kathmandu. Depending on your flight schedule, you may have some free time to explore the city or do some last-minute shopping before you depart. Make sure to check your flight details in advance and arrive at the airport with plenty of time to spare. The Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu can get busy, so it’s important to allow enough time for check-in and security procedures.
Once you’re on board your flight, sit back, relax, and reflect on the amazing experience you’ve had in Nepal. You’ll be leaving with memories that will last a lifetime, and hopefully, a newfound appreciation for the beauty of the Himalayas and the warmth of Nepalese hospitality.
Permits: You need two permits to trek to Everest Base Camp – the Sagarmatha National Park Permit and the Khumbu Pasang Lhamu Rural Municipality Permit. These permits are available in Jatra Travels.
Kathmandu to Lukla to Kathmandu flights: The Kathmandu to Lukla flight is the most common way to reach the starting point of the Everest Base Camp Trek. The flight from Kathmandu to Lukla typically takes around 30-40 minutes, depending on the weather conditions and the airline you choose. The flight is operated by small aircraft, usually with a capacity of around 15-20 passengers.
Airlines: Several airlines operate flights from Kathmandu to Lukla, including Yeti Airlines, Tara Air, and Sita Air. It is recommended to book your flight in advance, especially during the peak trekking season (October to November and March to April), as flights can fill up quickly.
Weather during the flight: The weather conditions in the Himalayas can be unpredictable, and flights to Lukla are often delayed or canceled due to poor visibility or adverse weather conditions. It is recommended to keep a few extra days in your itinerary to account for potential flight delays or cancellations.
Scenery during flight: The flight from Kathmandu to Lukla offers stunning views of the Himalayan mountains, including Mount Everest. It is recommended to sit on the left side of the plane for the best views during the flight.
Safety during flight: The Kathmandu to Lukla flight has had a reputation for being one of the most dangerous flights in the world due to the challenging terrain, unpredictable weather, and limited infrastructure. However, in recent years, safety measures have been improved, and the flight is now considered to be relatively safe.
Guide: Jatra Travels will arrange a local expert who is familiar with the route, terrain, culture, and traditions of the region. They can help you plan your itinerary, navigate the trail, and provide insight into the local culture and history. They can also help with any language barriers and ensure your safety on the trek. Hiring a guide can be particularly helpful if you are a first-time trekker, or if you are not familiar with the region.
Porter: A porter is someone who carries your luggage during the trek. They can carry up to 30 kg of weight, allowing you to carry only a small daypack with your essentials. This can make the trek less physically demanding and more enjoyable. Hiring a porter can also help to support the local economy by providing employment opportunities to local people.
Luggage while Everest Base Camp Trek: During the Everest Base Camp Trek- Just take the stuff that you need.Rest of your stuff can be kept at the storage in Kathmandu hotel. Don’t forget to carry a water bottle, camera, sunscreen lotion, waterproof jackets and spare jacket.
Duration: The trek typically takes 12 to 16 days to complete, depending on your itinerary and pace.
Starting Point: The trek starts with a scenic flight from Kathmandu to Lukla, a small mountain town situated at an altitude of 2,860 meters.
Difficulty Level: Everest Base Camp Trek is a challenging trek, it is also a highly rewarding and unforgettable experience. Trekkers who are well-prepared, physically fit, and mentally resilient can successfully complete the trek and enjoy the stunning scenery and unique cultural experiences along the way.
Altitude Details during EBC Trek: The altitude during the Everest Base Camp Trek can vary widely, as the trek passes through various mountainous regions of the Khumbu Valley. The highest point on the trek is Kala Patthar, which is located at an altitude of 5,643 meters (18,514 feet). Here is a breakdown of the altitude at some of the key points along the trek:
Lukla: 2,860 meters (9,383 feet)
Namche Bazaar: 3,440 meters (11,286 feet)
Tengboche: 3,867 meters (12,684 feet)
Dingboche: 4,360 meters (14,300 feet)
Lobuche: 4,940 meters (16,207 feet)
Gorak Shep: 5,164 meters (16,942 feet)
Everest Base Camp: 5,364 meters (17,598 feet)
Kala Patthar: 5,643 meters (18,514 feet)
Accommodation during Kathmandu and during the Trek: We will provide you in at least 3-star Hotel accommodation in Kathmandu and Lodge/Teahouse during the Everest Base Camp Trek. The rooms are basic, normally adjusted with a bed, a pillow and blankets during the trek. In peak tourist season you may have to share the room with other people because of the limited hotels and rooms. Few have electric lights, and all have a spacious dining room-lounge.
What are tea houses? Tea houses are basic lodges or guesthouses that offer accommodation, food, and drinks for trekkers. They are typically located along the trekking route, and the quality of the facilities varies depending on the location.
What is the accommodation like? The accommodation in tea houses is basic, with shared rooms and bathrooms. Most tea houses offer twin or double rooms with two single beds or a double bed. The rooms are usually heated by a stove, and blankets are provided to keep you warm at night.
What are the meals like? Most tea houses offer a variety of meals, including traditional Nepali dishes like dal bhat (rice and lentil soup), momos (dumplings), and thukpa (noodle soup). Western dishes like pizza, pasta, and fried rice are also available. Breakfast typically includes porridge, eggs, bread, and tea or coffee.
Is water safe to drink in tea houses? We recommended to drink boiled or filtered or purify water to avoid getting sick from drinking contaminated water.
Electricity and Battery Recharge: There is electricity or solar energy in some of the villages of Everest Base Camp Trek where you can re-charge your camera and phone batteries. But we suggest you bring spare batteries for the camera with you. In some places you will have to pay for recharging batteries. Personal mobile touch tight should be carried by the individual while walking in the dark early morning and during stay at Tea/Guest house.
Personal Expenses on Everest Base Camp Trek: Personal expenses depend largely on your habit. You only need money for table drinks (alcoholic/nonalcoholic beverages), snacks while walking (some smaller shops are available along the trail in the areas), tips, souvenirs, hot shower (youmust pay in some places).4-6$ USD per day should be enough for hot drinks, shower, and snacks.
Tips: Tips are appreciated. The amount depends on your budget and appreciation of their services. Feel free to appreciate.
Communication on Everest Base Camp Trek: While trekking in the remote parts of the Himalayas you may not have access to telephone or internet facilities for some days. However, on some routes there may be these facilities (Wi-Fi) for which one has to pay.
Insurance/Rescue: In case of a serious sickness or a casualty, which we believe will not happen; we will do everything to transfer you to the nearest hospital. Since you are entirely liable for all the expenses incurred in evacuation, please make sure that it is covered by your insurance before signing it or be prepared to pay on your own after getting back to Kathmandu. Ensure that you have insured yourself before going on the trip.
First-aid kit: Your Guide ll have first-aid kit but You should have a basic first-aid kit that includes medications for altitude sickness, painkillers, antiseptic creams, and bandages.
Water purification: You should buy or bring a water purification tablets, a water filter, or a UV pen to ensure that you have access to safe drinking water throughout the trek.
Personal hygiene: You should bring personal hygiene items such as toilet paper, wet wipes, hand sanitizer, and a small towel.
Cash and documents: You should take some Nepali currency to cover your personal expenses during the trek, as there are no ATMs on the trekking trail.
Snacks and energy bars: You should bring some snacks and energy bars to fuel your body during the trek, as food options are limited on the trail.
Equipment list for Everest Base Camp Trek
The following is a general equipment list for the Everest Base Camp Trek:
- Hiking Boots – comfortable and broken in
- Hiking Socks – several pairs of moisture-wicking socks
- Trekking Pants – lightweight and quick-drying
- Base Layers – thermal tops and bottoms for layering
- Fleece Jacket – warm and breathable
- Down Jacket – lightweight and compressible
- Waterproof Jacket – breathable and with a hood
- Gloves – waterproof and insulated
- Hat – warm and windproof
- Sunglasses – with UV protection and side shields
- Headlamp – with extra batteries
- Backpack – 30-40 liters with a rain cover
- Water Bottle – 2-liter capacity or hydration system
- Sleeping Bag – rated for -10°C/14°F or lower
- Sleeping Pad – inflatable or foam
- Trekking Poles – adjustable and with rubber tips
- Sunscreen – high SPF and waterproof
- Lip Balm – with SPF
- Toiletries – wet wipes, toilet paper, hand sanitizer, etc.
- Personal Medications – including altitude sickness medication
- First Aid Kit – including blister kit and pain relief medication
- Camera – with extra batteries and memory cards
- Portable Charger – for charging electronics
- Cash – Nepalese rupees for buying food and souvenirs
- Passport – for obtaining permits and for identification purposes
In conclusion, the Everest Base Camp trek was an unforgettable experience that allowed me to witness some of the most stunning landscapes on the planet. From walking alongside the Dudh Koshi River to reaching the base camp of the world’s tallest mountain, every step of the journey was filled with breathtaking views and new discoveries. but also advise adequate physical preparation and acclimatization. It’s a challenging but rewarding journey that will leave you with memories to last a lifetime.
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