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View from on the way to EBC Mt Everest (8,848m/28,029ft)Lukla Airport, gateway to Everest Base camp Mt. Pumori N' Everest view point Kala Pathar

Everest Base Camp Trek (16 Days)

  • Overview
  • Trip Info
  • Detailed Itinerary
  • Cost Info
  • Fixed Departure

The Everest Base Camp trek takes you from the airport at Lukla, through Sherpa villages over countless ridges, closer to the ice-giants than any other trail.  

Mountain Mart Trek’s adventure team has designed this Everest Base Camp Trekking package to minimize the risk of Acute Mountain Sickness (AMS), including two rest days. On the first at Namche Bazaar(3440m); walk to the Sherpa Village of Khumjung – to explore their lifestyle, culture and beliefs. 

Continue to the hilltop village of Tengboche and visit their Buddhist Monastery. Then Pangboche and Dingboche (4400m), another acclimatization stop: walk to Nangkartshang Hill (5090m/16,700ft) for unparalleled views of the Ama Dablm, Lhotse – Nuptse glacier.

As the altitude rises, the temperature drops; forests give way to alpine scrub, rock and ice. The last village is Gorak Shep: walk to view the ring of peaks surrounding Everest Base Camp on the Khumbu Glacier – and the ice fall towards the summit. 

A sunrise climb up Kala Patthar offers superb views of Everest and it’s large range Lhotse, Lhotsesar, Nuptse, Ama Dablam and many more. After breakfast, commence the easier four days downward trek to Lukla.  

Outline Itinerary:

Day 01: Arrive Kathmandu (1,300m/4,264ft)

Day 02: Kathmandu Valley sightseeing and trek preparation

Day 03: Kathmandu – Lukla (2,642m/8,668ft) – Phakding (2,562m /8,700ft), 35 min flight, ~8km, 3-4 hrs 

Day 04: Phakding - Namche Bazaar (3,440m/11,280ft), ~10km, 5-6 hrs

Day 05: Namche Bazaar: Rest, acclimatization and exploration day

Day 06: Namche Bazaar – Tengboche (3,870m/12,694ft), ~8 km, 5-6 hrs

Day 07: Tengboche – Dingboche (4,360m/14,300ft), ~10 km, 5-6 hrs

Day 08: Dingboche: Rest and acclimatization day  

Day 09: Dingboche – Lobuche (4,940m/16,207ft), ~7 km, 4-5 hrs

Day 10: Lobuche – Gorak Shep (5,160m/17,000ft) – EBC (5,364m/17,594ft), ~15 km, Gorak Shep 7-8 hrs 

Day 11: Gorak Shep – Kala Patthar (5,545m/18,192ft) – Pheriche (4,280m/14,070ft), ~15 km, 7-8 hrs

Day 12: Pheriche – Phortse (3,750m /12,300ft), ~9km, 4-5 hrs 

Day 13: Phortse – Monjo (2,800 /9,200ft), ~12 km, 5-6 hrs

Day 14: Monjo – Lukla (2,780m/9,175ft), ~12 km, 5-6 hrs

Day 15: Lukla – Kathmandu (1,300m/4,264ft): 35 min flight

Day 16: Departure: Transfer to Tribhuvan International Airport and fly to your onward destination

Remark - Please note that cloud and turbulent weather is a regular phenomenon along the Himalayan range. It is thus possible that domestic flights from Kathmandu to/from Lukla may have to be delayed for a few hours or even cancelled for a day or more. Fortunately this does not happen frequently during the high seasons of March – May or September – November: but you need to plan for this possibility.

As a safeguard we recommend that you add on a couple of extra days after your trek before you fly from Kathmandu to your onward destination.

Why select Mountain Mart Treks to be your travel partner?

  • More than 20 years of route experiences
  • Guests first
  • Individual trip designs and fixed departures
  • Comfort and safety
  • Stress free travel
  • Fixed prices without hidden costs
  • Extensive range of travel services
  • World class travel service
  • Easy and flexible payment modes  
  • Financial protection
  • Staff care
  • Responsible tourism
  • Walking and helping: local-community support  

Body wear:

T-shirt, long sleeve, half pant, long trouser, warm Jacket, fleece Jacket, Gore-tax windproof Jacket & trouser, warm trouser, rain Jacket, sleeping bag, down jacket

Head wear:

Sun hat, woolen hat/fleece hat, sunglass & scat

Hand wear:

Gloves

Foot wear:

Warm woolen socks, trekking boots & sandal

Accessories:

Personal toiletries, personal first aid kit, sun block, lip guard, shampoo, soap, shavers, moisturizer, passport copies, pocket knives, flash light, camera & film, tawel, water bottle, music & books.

What you carry for the trek:

Please, bring the equipment listed above and pack your gear for the trek into a duffel bag or rucksacks, and small day bag for you. The larger bag with your kit will be carried by the porter to meet you each evening. You should bring a day pack to carry by yourself for water, rain jacket, hat gloves, camera money etc. The weather in mountain is changeable so you will need some warm cloths with you on your day pack.

What to do about the left over baggage:

One day before your departure for the trek you could leave the valuable things which you do not need on the trek such as passport, visa card, flight tickets, in our safety box, and the rest of the things you could store it in our store room.

What is a tea house trek? Accommodation and food facilities!

Tea house trek mean staying and eating in the local lodges. We stay in double room, rooms are basic but comfortable mattress, normally just a bed and pillow. Most of them have electric light and all have and all have specious dining room –lounge. Mostly in tea houses there are common bathroom. Hot shower also available on the tea- houses but the hot water depend on weather conditions and to pay to get the shower.  We eat at tea- house, though food is usually potential and delicious, menu is not extensive. They offer variety of potato rice and noodle dishes, as well as soup. You could choose food from the menu what you could choose the food from the menu what you would like to have. You would be able to eat the food as much as you like but you would not able to order more than enough and left the food.

Health:

It’s very important not to get sick while you are going on the trek and you need to be careful about what you eat and drink.  You need to stay healthy and avoid getting sick in order to have a successful trek.

Some tips for staying healthy:

Avoid drinking or brushing your teeth with tap water. Drink only sealed bottled or proper boiled water or use water purification tablets. During the trek avoid the temptation to test your fitness through fast walking at altitude.

Medical kit

Your guide will bring normal medical kits with him while on the trek. It is recommended that you also bring a small personal medical kit including pain killers, sore throat, plasters, strapping tape for blisters, etc. If you are taking regular mediation you need to bring those medicine with you and do not forget to bring extra supply if somehow one pack is lost.

The trails:

The trekking trail of Nepal vary from wide, rode-like avenues to narrow, slippery paths built out over enormous drops. In many places, a fall from the trail would be final. One most pay attention at all the time to where you are placing your fact. Be specially  careful not move while looking through the view finder of your camera.

The weather:

Nepal has the wildest altitude range of any country of the earth. Each altitude will have its’ own weather problem, from typical heat to arctic cold. In the main trekking season in the spring and fall, the weather is often stable and even the high passes may be free of snow and relatively easy to traverse at times. Those trekkers who encountered an easy at altitude nasty spread the word that boots and warm clothing are not required. This is a mistake. That sudden storm can occur at any time, dumping one or two meter of snow on the passes. At that point, any one with simple running shoes will not be able to processed and may even be stranded for a number of days. Frostbite is a constant risk if one walks in snow at high altitude.

If you trek in the winter, you most be prepared for cold and snow. If you trek in the monsoon you might be face with slippery trails and difficult rivers crossing. You are heading into the world highest mountain range. Be prepared for changes in temperature and weather.

Altitude and preventing altitude:

Being in a hurry in the mountain of Nepal can be deadly. Acclimatization is the word used to describe the adjustments your body makes as it ascends. Ascend slowly and drinking lots of water is one of the best ways not to get high altitude. You should not plan to go to high altitude if you have know heart disease, difficulty to breathing at sea level or are pregnant. For other chronic medical conditions its better to consult your doctor. Sleeping pills, alcohol, smoking should not be used at altitude as they tend to decrease breathing and lead to Acute Mountain Sickness. It comes that during 3-4 liters of fluids (Water, Soup, etc) per day to avoid dehydration helps in the acclimatization process.

Tipping and cash requirement

On the trekking route do not forget to bring Nepalese rupees for drinks bottled water drinks/alcohol that might purchage on the way. The sum of amount to carry on the trekking route depends on the day and area you are going to trek in. Tipping is now common in Nepal but there is no certain rules how much should be tips and it’s not the must to tip.

Photographing people:

During a trek you will have many opportunities to photograph local people and amazing society. You could usetons of films taking amazing natural scenery but talking the picture of people it’s a good idea to ask before taking. Some people do not like you to take the picture of them. So always ask before taking the pictures.

Considering Environment:

While trekking you have to consider on the environment not to destroy the environment. There are so many ways you could help not to polluted the environment of the area such as pick up papers, film wrappers, burn all your toilet paper and bury your farce, do not make camp fire.

Insurance:

All tour participants should obtain their own personal insurance which covers accidents, health, emergency evacuation and loss or damage to personal effects.

Everest Base Camp Trekking Detail Itinerary

Day 01: Arrive Kathmandu (1,300m/4,264ft)

Our Mountain Mart Treks Airport Representative will meet you outside the Terminal Hall (after completing passport, immigration and visa requirements). Look for our Treks and Expeditions logo with your name on it. Transfer to your hotel: afternoon free.  Evening: a welcome dinner hosted by our management team to introduce you to your guide, brief you on the trek and check on necessities. 

Evening: pre-trip counselling and a check on trek gear, medical kit and permits.

Day 02: Kathmandu valley sightseeing and trek preparation

After breakfast, a city tour that includes five of the Kathmandu Valley’s cultural world heritage sites: the Hindu temple Pashupatinath; Bouddhanath, the world’s largest stupa; Swayambhunath, the famed “monkey temple” and visits to the historical Patan Durbar Square and Kathmandu’s Durbar Square (Freak Street) with ancient temples, unique art, architecture, and the chance to see the Kumari (living goddess). 

Day 03: Kathmandu – Lukla (2,642m/8,668ft):  – Phakding (2,562m/8,700ft), 35 min flight, ~8km, 3-4 hrs trek

After breakfast, transfer to the Domestic Airport for the Trans Himalayan flight and dramatic landing on the hillside at Lukla: gateway to the Khumbu/Everest region. Meet your local porters and walk downhill to the Sherpa settlement of Cheplung. The trail then follows the side of the Dudh Koshi Valley before ascending to Ghat (2,530m/8,350ft). Another gentle hour leads up to Phakding. Overnight at Phakding.

Day 04: Phakding – Namche Bazaar (3,440m/11,280ft), ~10km, 5-6 hrs.

The trail meanders through pine forest, along the Dudh Koshi River, crossing many suspension bridges via the Sherpa villages of Benkar, Chumoa, Monjo and Jorsale: entrance to the Sagarmatha National Park and permit checkpoint, with tranquil views of glistening Thamserku (6,618m/21,714m). The trail continues along the riverbed to the confluence of the Bhote and Dudh Koshi Rivers. It then climbs steadily, crossing the high Tenzing- Hilary suspension bridge with inspiring glimpses of Everest and the Nuptse – Lhotse ridge. A final three hour ascent through pine forest leads to the prosperous trading and administrative town of Namche Bazaar. Overnight at Namche Bazaar.

Day 05: Namche Bazaar: Acclimatization and exploration day. 

This is a scheduled acclimatization day on the trek. Acute Mountain Sickness (AMS) and health experts recommend a stop for at least one extra night. Be active and roam rather than laze around: climb high and sleep low is the acclimatisation advice. 

Namche Bazaar has ATMs, cyber cafés, delicious restaurant food and bakeries, plus a colourful market each Friday evening and Saturday morning. Visit the Sagarmatha (Everest) National Park Visitor’s Centre on the hillock: with informative displays on Sherpa culture, local flora and fauna. 

Take an entertaining side trip to the large traditional Sherpa village of Khumjung (3,780m/12,402ft): with fine views of Thamserku, Kangtega, Ama Dablam and Everest – in a sea of lesser peaks. Return to Namche Bazaar for the night. 

An alternative five hour return-walk northwest of the town to Thame (3,820m/12,533ft) below the impressive Kongde Ri Ridge (6,187m/20,300ft), offers panoramic Himalayan views not seen on the EBC route.

Day 06: Namche Bazaar – Tengboche (3,870m/12,694ft), ~ 8km, 5-6 hrs. 

The trail climbs up from the town and then contours around the hillside, offering great views including Everest and Khumjung. Look out for spotted deer, Himalayan tahrs and birds – including the colourful (male) Danphe pheasant (Nepal’s national bird). The trail rises to Sanasa where the routes to Gokyo and Everest BC fork. The trail to the right then descends to cross the Dudh Koshi (past water driven prayer wheels) on a suspension bridge near Phunki Thenga (3,250m/10,663ft), the lowest point north of Namche Bazaar. It then enters the Imja Khola Valley and rises steeply, through dwarf conifers and rhododendron forest, for a two hour pull, to the hilltop village of Tengboche. 

Their famous Gompa is set against the backdrop of Ama Dablam, Nuptse, Everest, Kangtega and other peaks. At full moon in October/November they hold the colourful Mani Rimdu festival which includes masked dancing and Tibetan Opera in the monastery courtyard. Visit the monastery during the afternoon. Overnight at Tengboche.

Day 07: Tengboche to Dingboche (4,360 m/14,300ft), ~10km, 5-6 hrs. 

Today’s trail descends to Debuche: a scattered stone village with a nunnery, chortens and long mani wall. Cross the suspension bridge over the Imja Khola and gradually ascend to Pangboche with views of towering Ama Dablam (6,856m/22,495ft perhaps the most beautiful mountain in the Everest region). The trail then follows the river fairly closely as it gradually rises to its confluence with the Lobuche Khola and continues up to Dingboche: the last year-round Sherpa settlement in the region. Different views of Ama Dablam rise above the terraced fields of barley, buckwheat and potatoes. The fields are walled to protect crops from icy winds and animals during the short growing season. Overnight at Dingboche.

Day 08: Dingboche: Acclimatization and exploration day. 

This is another scheduled rest day on the trek and will assist your fitness and oxygen intake at the higher altitudes to follow. A 4-5 hour return-walk up the gradually ascending Imja Tse (Island Peak) Valley to Chukkung (4,730m/15,600ft) for lunch, offers breathtaking glacial landscapes over the Ama Dablam glacier, the Lhotse glacier from Lhotse (8,516m/27,940ft) and Lhotse Shar (8,362m/27,436ft) and the Nuptse glacier off the Lhotse-Nuptse Ridge. Return from the rarefied air to Dingboche for the night.

Day 09: Dingboche – Lobuche (4,940m/16,207ft), ~7km, 4-5 hrs. 

The trail climbs to a ridge providing towering views of Taboche Peak and Cholatse and continues through Yak pastures before crossing a wooden bridge over a roaring stream to Duglha (4,620m/15,158ft). The trail then ascends steeply for an hour, up the gravely terminal moraine of the Khumbu Glacier. On the summit is a large group of stone-pile memorials to lost Sherpas and climbers. It also affords great border-views including Khumbutse, Lingtren, and Pumori. Everest is hidden behind the towering wall of Nuptse and Lhotse. Follow the valley upstream for about an hour to Lobuche. Overnight at Lobuche. 

Day 10: Lobuche – Gorak Shep (5,160m/16,930ft) – Everest Base Camp (5,364m/17,594ft) – Gorak Shep, ~15km, 7-8 hrs

A long but rewarding day. Follow the windblown and rocky path along the barren moraine of the Khumbu Glacier to the last village at Gorak Shep. After an early lunch, set out on the feint trail to the world’s highest Base Camp, on the Khumbu Glacier: opposite the dreaded icefall – the most dangerous section of an Everest ascent. 

In April/May the trail is busy with porters carrying in supplies and the site is a riot of colourful tents perched on the dirty ice. For the rest of the year it is a bleak and lonely place set below the impressive ice walls (and avalanches) of the Mahalangur Himal along the Tibetan border. From west to east, the main peaks are Pumori, Lingtren, Khumbutse and Nuptse.  Everest and the Cwm are hidden behind buttresses. Trek back to Gorak Shep for the night.

Day 11: Gorak Shep – Kala Patthar (5,545m/18,192ft) – Pheriche (4,280m/14,070ft), ~15km, 7-8 hrs.

A very early morning climb of 2-3 hours up Kala Patthar, behind the village, offers a sunrise awakening of the Himalayan chain. First Everest (8,848m/29,028ft), then its surrounding vassals: Pumori (7,145m/23,443ft), Lingtren (6,697m/21, 973ft), Khumbutse (6,623m/21,730ft), Changtse (7,550m/24,772ft), Lhotse (8,516m/27,941ft) and Nuptse (7,861m/25,792ft). Plus Cho Oyo (8,201m/26,907ft) in the west and Ama Dablam to the south: amidst countless other peaks that crowd the horizon in all directions. 

Drop back to Gorak Shep for breakfast and then retrace your steps down to Lobuche. Return to the snout of the Khumbu glacier, dropping down the moraine and continuing on to the village of Pheriche for a lower and warmer night. Overnight at Pheriche.

Day 12: Pheriche – Phortse (3,750m/12,300ft), ~9km, 4-5 hrs 

Follow an alternative trail to Pangboche: the highest year-round Sherpa settlement. Its monastery, built in the 16th C is the oldest in the Khumbu region.  A less used trail, north of the river, leads again through “game” country to the quieter and culturally interesting Sherpa village of Phortse, on the Gokyo Lakes trail. Overnight at Phortse.

Day 13: Phortse – Monjo (2,800m/9,200ft), ~12km, 5-6 hrs. 

Continue south along this trail, through Mong La to Sanasa – and the turn off to Tengboche. Then follow the wider trail around the hill back to Namche Bazaar before descending into the green valley around Jorsale. Exit the National Park and walk down to Monjo, with its comfortable altitude. Overnight at Monjo.

Day 14: Monjo – Lukla (2,780m/9,175ft), ~12km, 5-6 hrs. 

Today, the trail drops down the Dudh Koshi, through numerous farming villages to Phakding. Cross the suspension bridge at Thado Koshi, walk on to Cheplung and then round off the adventure with the final 700m, 35min ascent to Lukla. Reconfirm flight bookings and say goodbye to the porters. Overnight at Lukla.

Day 15: Lukla – Kathmandu (1,300m/4,264ft), 35 min flight

After an early breakfast, take the return flight to Kathmandu. Transfer to your hotel. Rest of day free.

Day 16: Final departure

Transfer to Tribhuvan International Airport for your onward flight to your next destination. 

 Remark - Please note that cloud and turbulent weather is a regular phenomenon along the Himalayan range. It is thus possible that domestic flights from Kathmandu to/from Lukla may have to be delayed for a few hours or even cancelled for a day or more. Fortunately this does not happen frequently during the high seasons of March – May or September to November: but you need to plan for this possibility.

As a safeguard we recommend that you add on a couple of extra days after your trek before you fly from Kathmandu to your onward destination.


Why select Mountain Mart Treks to be your travel partner?

  •  More than 20 years of route experiences
  • Guests first
  • Individual trip designs and fixed departures
  • Comfort and safety
  • Stress free travel
  • Fixed prices without hidden costs
  • Extensive range of travel services
  • World class travel service
  • Easy and flexible payment modes  
  • Financial protection
  • Staff care
  • Responsible tourism
  • Walking and helping: local-community support  

Cost Inclusive:

  • All airport/Hotel transfers
  • 2 star accommodation in Kathmandu for 3 nights with breakfast
  • Welcome and farewell dinner
  • City tour by private transport
  • All necessary paper work and permits (National Park Permit & TIMS )
  • Domestic flights (Kathmandu /Lukla / Kathmandu)
  • Airport taxes
  • An experienced English-speaking Govt. registered trekking guide and Sherpa porters to carry luggage (2 trekkers: 1 porter)
  • Full meals on your choice (Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner) during the trek
  • Hot drinks (Tea & Coffee)
  • Safe Drinking water
  • All mountain accommodation (3 Nights twin sharing Room with independent bathroom and hot shower; remaining nights soft, comfortable twin sharing private room but share bathroom)
  • Guide & porter salary, insurance, equipment, flight, food and lodging
  •  A comprehensive medical kit
  • All government and local taxes
  • Trekking equipment such as four season down jacket, sleeping bag, trekking boots, rain coat, walking stick and many more as per necessity

Cost Exclusive

  • City monument fees
  • Bottle drinks
  • Boiled water
  • Hot shower accept in private bath accommodation 
  • Camera battery re-charge 
  • Personal expenses
  • Lunch & Dinner in Kathmandu
  • Travel insurance & evacuation
  • Tip (not mandatory but expected) 

 

Cost Info

Cost Inclusive:

  • All airport/Hotel transfers
  • 2 star accommodation in Kathmandu for 3 nights with breakfast
  • Welcome and farewell dinner
  • City tour by private transport
  • All necessary paper work and permits (National Park Permit & TIMS )
  • Domestic flights (Kathmandu /Lukla / Kathmandu)
  • Airport taxes
  • An experienced English-speaking Govt. registered trekking guide and Sherpa porters to carry luggage (2 trekkers: 1 porter)
  • Full meals on your choice (Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner) during the trek
  • Hot drinks (Tea & Coffee)
  • Safe Drinking water
  • All mountain accommodation (3 Nights twin sharing Room with independent bathroom and hot shower; remaining nights soft, comfortable twin sharing private room but share bathroom)
  • Guide & porter salary, insurance, equipment, flight, food and lodging
  •  A comprehensive medical kit
  • All government and local taxes
  • Trekking equipment such as four season down jacket, sleeping bag, trekking boots, rain coat, walking stick and many more as per necessity

Cost Exclusive

  • City monument fees
  • Bottle drinks
  • Boiled water
  • Hot shower accept in private bath accommodation 
  • Camera battery re-charge 
  • Personal expenses
  • Lunch & Dinner in Kathmandu
  • Travel insurance & evacuation
  • Tip (not mandatory but expected) 

 

Detailed Itinerary

Everest Base Camp Trekking Detail Itinerary

Day 01: Arrive Kathmandu (1,300m/4,264ft)

Our Mountain Mart Treks Airport Representative will meet you outside the Terminal Hall (after completing passport, immigration and visa requirements). Look for our Treks and Expeditions logo with your name on it. Transfer to your hotel: afternoon free.  Evening: a welcome dinner hosted by our management team to introduce you to your guide, brief you on the trek and check on necessities. 

Evening: pre-trip counselling and a check on trek gear, medical kit and permits.

Day 02: Kathmandu valley sightseeing and trek preparation

After breakfast, a city tour that includes five of the Kathmandu Valley’s cultural world heritage sites: the Hindu temple Pashupatinath; Bouddhanath, the world’s largest stupa; Swayambhunath, the famed “monkey temple” and visits to the historical Patan Durbar Square and Kathmandu’s Durbar Square (Freak Street) with ancient temples, unique art, architecture, and the chance to see the Kumari (living goddess). 

Day 03: Kathmandu – Lukla (2,642m/8,668ft):  – Phakding (2,562m/8,700ft), 35 min flight, ~8km, 3-4 hrs trek

After breakfast, transfer to the Domestic Airport for the Trans Himalayan flight and dramatic landing on the hillside at Lukla: gateway to the Khumbu/Everest region. Meet your local porters and walk downhill to the Sherpa settlement of Cheplung. The trail then follows the side of the Dudh Koshi Valley before ascending to Ghat (2,530m/8,350ft). Another gentle hour leads up to Phakding. Overnight at Phakding.

Day 04: Phakding – Namche Bazaar (3,440m/11,280ft), ~10km, 5-6 hrs.

The trail meanders through pine forest, along the Dudh Koshi River, crossing many suspension bridges via the Sherpa villages of Benkar, Chumoa, Monjo and Jorsale: entrance to the Sagarmatha National Park and permit checkpoint, with tranquil views of glistening Thamserku (6,618m/21,714m). The trail continues along the riverbed to the confluence of the Bhote and Dudh Koshi Rivers. It then climbs steadily, crossing the high Tenzing- Hilary suspension bridge with inspiring glimpses of Everest and the Nuptse – Lhotse ridge. A final three hour ascent through pine forest leads to the prosperous trading and administrative town of Namche Bazaar. Overnight at Namche Bazaar.

Day 05: Namche Bazaar: Acclimatization and exploration day. 

This is a scheduled acclimatization day on the trek. Acute Mountain Sickness (AMS) and health experts recommend a stop for at least one extra night. Be active and roam rather than laze around: climb high and sleep low is the acclimatisation advice. 

Namche Bazaar has ATMs, cyber cafés, delicious restaurant food and bakeries, plus a colourful market each Friday evening and Saturday morning. Visit the Sagarmatha (Everest) National Park Visitor’s Centre on the hillock: with informative displays on Sherpa culture, local flora and fauna. 

Take an entertaining side trip to the large traditional Sherpa village of Khumjung (3,780m/12,402ft): with fine views of Thamserku, Kangtega, Ama Dablam and Everest – in a sea of lesser peaks. Return to Namche Bazaar for the night. 

An alternative five hour return-walk northwest of the town to Thame (3,820m/12,533ft) below the impressive Kongde Ri Ridge (6,187m/20,300ft), offers panoramic Himalayan views not seen on the EBC route.

Day 06: Namche Bazaar – Tengboche (3,870m/12,694ft), ~ 8km, 5-6 hrs. 

The trail climbs up from the town and then contours around the hillside, offering great views including Everest and Khumjung. Look out for spotted deer, Himalayan tahrs and birds – including the colourful (male) Danphe pheasant (Nepal’s national bird). The trail rises to Sanasa where the routes to Gokyo and Everest BC fork. The trail to the right then descends to cross the Dudh Koshi (past water driven prayer wheels) on a suspension bridge near Phunki Thenga (3,250m/10,663ft), the lowest point north of Namche Bazaar. It then enters the Imja Khola Valley and rises steeply, through dwarf conifers and rhododendron forest, for a two hour pull, to the hilltop village of Tengboche. 

Their famous Gompa is set against the backdrop of Ama Dablam, Nuptse, Everest, Kangtega and other peaks. At full moon in October/November they hold the colourful Mani Rimdu festival which includes masked dancing and Tibetan Opera in the monastery courtyard. Visit the monastery during the afternoon. Overnight at Tengboche.

Day 07: Tengboche to Dingboche (4,360 m/14,300ft), ~10km, 5-6 hrs. 

Today’s trail descends to Debuche: a scattered stone village with a nunnery, chortens and long mani wall. Cross the suspension bridge over the Imja Khola and gradually ascend to Pangboche with views of towering Ama Dablam (6,856m/22,495ft perhaps the most beautiful mountain in the Everest region). The trail then follows the river fairly closely as it gradually rises to its confluence with the Lobuche Khola and continues up to Dingboche: the last year-round Sherpa settlement in the region. Different views of Ama Dablam rise above the terraced fields of barley, buckwheat and potatoes. The fields are walled to protect crops from icy winds and animals during the short growing season. Overnight at Dingboche.

Day 08: Dingboche: Acclimatization and exploration day. 

This is another scheduled rest day on the trek and will assist your fitness and oxygen intake at the higher altitudes to follow. A 4-5 hour return-walk up the gradually ascending Imja Tse (Island Peak) Valley to Chukkung (4,730m/15,600ft) for lunch, offers breathtaking glacial landscapes over the Ama Dablam glacier, the Lhotse glacier from Lhotse (8,516m/27,940ft) and Lhotse Shar (8,362m/27,436ft) and the Nuptse glacier off the Lhotse-Nuptse Ridge. Return from the rarefied air to Dingboche for the night.

Day 09: Dingboche – Lobuche (4,940m/16,207ft), ~7km, 4-5 hrs. 

The trail climbs to a ridge providing towering views of Taboche Peak and Cholatse and continues through Yak pastures before crossing a wooden bridge over a roaring stream to Duglha (4,620m/15,158ft). The trail then ascends steeply for an hour, up the gravely terminal moraine of the Khumbu Glacier. On the summit is a large group of stone-pile memorials to lost Sherpas and climbers. It also affords great border-views including Khumbutse, Lingtren, and Pumori. Everest is hidden behind the towering wall of Nuptse and Lhotse. Follow the valley upstream for about an hour to Lobuche. Overnight at Lobuche. 

Day 10: Lobuche – Gorak Shep (5,160m/16,930ft) – Everest Base Camp (5,364m/17,594ft) – Gorak Shep, ~15km, 7-8 hrs

A long but rewarding day. Follow the windblown and rocky path along the barren moraine of the Khumbu Glacier to the last village at Gorak Shep. After an early lunch, set out on the feint trail to the world’s highest Base Camp, on the Khumbu Glacier: opposite the dreaded icefall – the most dangerous section of an Everest ascent. 

In April/May the trail is busy with porters carrying in supplies and the site is a riot of colourful tents perched on the dirty ice. For the rest of the year it is a bleak and lonely place set below the impressive ice walls (and avalanches) of the Mahalangur Himal along the Tibetan border. From west to east, the main peaks are Pumori, Lingtren, Khumbutse and Nuptse.  Everest and the Cwm are hidden behind buttresses. Trek back to Gorak Shep for the night.

Day 11: Gorak Shep – Kala Patthar (5,545m/18,192ft) – Pheriche (4,280m/14,070ft), ~15km, 7-8 hrs.

A very early morning climb of 2-3 hours up Kala Patthar, behind the village, offers a sunrise awakening of the Himalayan chain. First Everest (8,848m/29,028ft), then its surrounding vassals: Pumori (7,145m/23,443ft), Lingtren (6,697m/21, 973ft), Khumbutse (6,623m/21,730ft), Changtse (7,550m/24,772ft), Lhotse (8,516m/27,941ft) and Nuptse (7,861m/25,792ft). Plus Cho Oyo (8,201m/26,907ft) in the west and Ama Dablam to the south: amidst countless other peaks that crowd the horizon in all directions. 

Drop back to Gorak Shep for breakfast and then retrace your steps down to Lobuche. Return to the snout of the Khumbu glacier, dropping down the moraine and continuing on to the village of Pheriche for a lower and warmer night. Overnight at Pheriche.

Day 12: Pheriche – Phortse (3,750m/12,300ft), ~9km, 4-5 hrs 

Follow an alternative trail to Pangboche: the highest year-round Sherpa settlement. Its monastery, built in the 16th C is the oldest in the Khumbu region.  A less used trail, north of the river, leads again through “game” country to the quieter and culturally interesting Sherpa village of Phortse, on the Gokyo Lakes trail. Overnight at Phortse.

Day 13: Phortse – Monjo (2,800m/9,200ft), ~12km, 5-6 hrs. 

Continue south along this trail, through Mong La to Sanasa – and the turn off to Tengboche. Then follow the wider trail around the hill back to Namche Bazaar before descending into the green valley around Jorsale. Exit the National Park and walk down to Monjo, with its comfortable altitude. Overnight at Monjo.

Day 14: Monjo – Lukla (2,780m/9,175ft), ~12km, 5-6 hrs. 

Today, the trail drops down the Dudh Koshi, through numerous farming villages to Phakding. Cross the suspension bridge at Thado Koshi, walk on to Cheplung and then round off the adventure with the final 700m, 35min ascent to Lukla. Reconfirm flight bookings and say goodbye to the porters. Overnight at Lukla.

Day 15: Lukla – Kathmandu (1,300m/4,264ft), 35 min flight

After an early breakfast, take the return flight to Kathmandu. Transfer to your hotel. Rest of day free.

Day 16: Final departure

Transfer to Tribhuvan International Airport for your onward flight to your next destination. 

 Remark - Please note that cloud and turbulent weather is a regular phenomenon along the Himalayan range. It is thus possible that domestic flights from Kathmandu to/from Lukla may have to be delayed for a few hours or even cancelled for a day or more. Fortunately this does not happen frequently during the high seasons of March – May or September to November: but you need to plan for this possibility.

As a safeguard we recommend that you add on a couple of extra days after your trek before you fly from Kathmandu to your onward destination.


Why select Mountain Mart Treks to be your travel partner?

  •  More than 20 years of route experiences
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  • Individual trip designs and fixed departures
  • Comfort and safety
  • Stress free travel
  • Fixed prices without hidden costs
  • Extensive range of travel services
  • World class travel service
  • Easy and flexible payment modes  
  • Financial protection
  • Staff care
  • Responsible tourism
  • Walking and helping: local-community support  

Departure Dates for Everest Base Camp Trek (16 Days)

Every Departure is Guaranteed.

April, 2014

DeparturesAvaliabilityDurationCost / PersonJoin Group
April 20Available 16 US$ 1295
April 22Available 16 US$ 1295
April 24Available 16 US$ 1295
April 26Available 16 US$ 1295
April 28Available 14 US$ 1295
April 30Available 14 US$ 1295

May, 2014

DeparturesAvaliabilityDurationCost / PersonJoin Group
May 1Available 15 US$ 1295
May 3Available 16 US$ 1295
May 5Available 16 US$ 1295
May 7Available 16 US$ 1295
May 9Available 16 US$ 1295
May 11Available 16 US$ 1295
May 13Available 16 US$ 1295
May 15Available 14 US$ 1295
May 17Available 14 US$ 1295
May 19Available 14 US$ 1295
May 21Available 16 US$ 1295
May 23Available 16 US$ 1295
May 25Available 16 US$ 1295
May 29Available 16 US$ 1075
May 30Available 16 US$ 1295

June, 2014

DeparturesAvaliabilityDurationCost / PersonJoin Group
June 2Available 16 US$ 1295
June 5Available 16 US$ 1295
June 8Available 16 US$ 1295
June 11Available 16 US$ 1295
June 15Available 16 US$ 1295
June 18Available 16 US$ 1295
June 21Available 16 US$ 1295
June 27Available 16 US$ 1295
June 30Available US$ 1295

July, 2014

DeparturesAvaliabilityDurationCost / PersonJoin Group
July 2Available 16 US$ 1295
July 5Available 16 US$ 1295
July 8Available 16 US$ 1295
July 11Available 16 US$ 1075
July 18Available 16 US$ 1295
July 21Available 16 US$ 1295
July 25Available 16 US$ 1295
July 26Available 16 US$ 1295
July 30Available 16 US$ 1295

August, 2014

DeparturesAvaliabilityDurationCost / PersonJoin Group
August 1Available 16 US$ 1295
August 4Available 16 US$ 1295
August 7Available 16 US$ 1295
August 10Available 16 US$ 1295
August 16Available 16 US$ 1295
August 23Available 16 US$ 1295
August 26Available 13 US$ 1295
August 28Available 16 US$ 1295
August 31Available 16 US$ 1295

September, 2014

DeparturesAvaliabilityDurationCost / PersonJoin Group
September 2Available 16 US$ 1295
September 4Available 16 US$ 1295
September 6Available 16 US$ 1295
September 8Available 16 US$ 1295
September 10Available 16 US$ 1295
September 12Available 16 US$ 1295
September 14Available 16 US$ 1295
September 16Available 16 US$ 1295
September 18Available 16 US$ 1295
September 20Available 16 US$ 1295
September 22Available 16 US$ 1295
September 24Available 16 US$ 1295
September 26Available 16 US$ 1295
September 28Available 16 US$ 1295
September 30Available 16 US$ 1295

October, 2014

DeparturesAvaliabilityDurationCost / PersonJoin Group
October 1Available 16 US$ 1295
October 3Available 16 US$ 1295
October 5Available 16 US$ 1295
October 7Available 16 US$ 1295
October 9Available 16 US$ 1295
October 11Available US$ 1295
October 13Available 16 US$ 1295
October 15Available 16 US$ 1295
October 17Available 16 US$ 1295
October 19Available 16 US$ 1295
October 21Available 16 US$ 1295
October 23Available 16 US$ 1295
October 25Available 16 US$ 1295
October 28Available 16 US$ 1295
October 30Available 16 US$ 1295
October 30Available 16 US$ 1295

November, 2014

DeparturesAvaliabilityDurationCost / PersonJoin Group
November 1Available 16 US$ 1295
November 3Available 18 US$ 1295
November 5Available 16 US$ 1295
November 7Available 16 US$ 1295
November 9Available 16 US$ 1295
November 11Available 16 US$ 1295
November 13Available 16 US$ 1295
November 15Available 14 US$ 1295
November 17Available 16 US$ 1295
November 19Available 16 US$ 1295
November 21Available 16 US$ 1295
November 23Available 16 US$ 1295
November 25Available 16 US$ 1295
November 27Available 16 US$ 1295
November 29Available 16 US$ 1295

December, 2014

DeparturesAvaliabilityDurationCost / PersonJoin Group
December 1Available 16 US$ 1295
December 3Available 16 US$ 1295
December 5Available 16 US$ 1295
December 7Available 16 US$ 1295
December 9Available 16 US$ 1295
December 11Available 16 US$ 1295
December 13Available 16 US$ 1295
December 15Available 16 US$ 1295
December 17Available 16 US$ 1295
December 19Available 16 US$ 1295
December 21Available 14 US$ 1295
December 23Available 16 US$ 1295
December 25Available 16 US$ 1295
December 27Available 16 US$ 1295
December 31Available 16 US$ 1295
Trip Info

Body wear:

T-shirt, long sleeve, half pant, long trouser, warm Jacket, fleece Jacket, Gore-tax windproof Jacket & trouser, warm trouser, rain Jacket, sleeping bag, down jacket

Head wear:

Sun hat, woolen hat/fleece hat, sunglass & scat

Hand wear:

Gloves

Foot wear:

Warm woolen socks, trekking boots & sandal

Accessories:

Personal toiletries, personal first aid kit, sun block, lip guard, shampoo, soap, shavers, moisturizer, passport copies, pocket knives, flash light, camera & film, tawel, water bottle, music & books.

What you carry for the trek:

Please, bring the equipment listed above and pack your gear for the trek into a duffel bag or rucksacks, and small day bag for you. The larger bag with your kit will be carried by the porter to meet you each evening. You should bring a day pack to carry by yourself for water, rain jacket, hat gloves, camera money etc. The weather in mountain is changeable so you will need some warm cloths with you on your day pack.

What to do about the left over baggage:

One day before your departure for the trek you could leave the valuable things which you do not need on the trek such as passport, visa card, flight tickets, in our safety box, and the rest of the things you could store it in our store room.

What is a tea house trek? Accommodation and food facilities!

Tea house trek mean staying and eating in the local lodges. We stay in double room, rooms are basic but comfortable mattress, normally just a bed and pillow. Most of them have electric light and all have and all have specious dining room –lounge. Mostly in tea houses there are common bathroom. Hot shower also available on the tea- houses but the hot water depend on weather conditions and to pay to get the shower.  We eat at tea- house, though food is usually potential and delicious, menu is not extensive. They offer variety of potato rice and noodle dishes, as well as soup. You could choose food from the menu what you could choose the food from the menu what you would like to have. You would be able to eat the food as much as you like but you would not able to order more than enough and left the food.

Health:

It’s very important not to get sick while you are going on the trek and you need to be careful about what you eat and drink.  You need to stay healthy and avoid getting sick in order to have a successful trek.

Some tips for staying healthy:

Avoid drinking or brushing your teeth with tap water. Drink only sealed bottled or proper boiled water or use water purification tablets. During the trek avoid the temptation to test your fitness through fast walking at altitude.

Medical kit

Your guide will bring normal medical kits with him while on the trek. It is recommended that you also bring a small personal medical kit including pain killers, sore throat, plasters, strapping tape for blisters, etc. If you are taking regular mediation you need to bring those medicine with you and do not forget to bring extra supply if somehow one pack is lost.

The trails:

The trekking trail of Nepal vary from wide, rode-like avenues to narrow, slippery paths built out over enormous drops. In many places, a fall from the trail would be final. One most pay attention at all the time to where you are placing your fact. Be specially  careful not move while looking through the view finder of your camera.

The weather:

Nepal has the wildest altitude range of any country of the earth. Each altitude will have its’ own weather problem, from typical heat to arctic cold. In the main trekking season in the spring and fall, the weather is often stable and even the high passes may be free of snow and relatively easy to traverse at times. Those trekkers who encountered an easy at altitude nasty spread the word that boots and warm clothing are not required. This is a mistake. That sudden storm can occur at any time, dumping one or two meter of snow on the passes. At that point, any one with simple running shoes will not be able to processed and may even be stranded for a number of days. Frostbite is a constant risk if one walks in snow at high altitude.

If you trek in the winter, you most be prepared for cold and snow. If you trek in the monsoon you might be face with slippery trails and difficult rivers crossing. You are heading into the world highest mountain range. Be prepared for changes in temperature and weather.

Altitude and preventing altitude:

Being in a hurry in the mountain of Nepal can be deadly. Acclimatization is the word used to describe the adjustments your body makes as it ascends. Ascend slowly and drinking lots of water is one of the best ways not to get high altitude. You should not plan to go to high altitude if you have know heart disease, difficulty to breathing at sea level or are pregnant. For other chronic medical conditions its better to consult your doctor. Sleeping pills, alcohol, smoking should not be used at altitude as they tend to decrease breathing and lead to Acute Mountain Sickness. It comes that during 3-4 liters of fluids (Water, Soup, etc) per day to avoid dehydration helps in the acclimatization process.

Tipping and cash requirement

On the trekking route do not forget to bring Nepalese rupees for drinks bottled water drinks/alcohol that might purchage on the way. The sum of amount to carry on the trekking route depends on the day and area you are going to trek in. Tipping is now common in Nepal but there is no certain rules how much should be tips and it’s not the must to tip.

Photographing people:

During a trek you will have many opportunities to photograph local people and amazing society. You could usetons of films taking amazing natural scenery but talking the picture of people it’s a good idea to ask before taking. Some people do not like you to take the picture of them. So always ask before taking the pictures.

Considering Environment:

While trekking you have to consider on the environment not to destroy the environment. There are so many ways you could help not to polluted the environment of the area such as pick up papers, film wrappers, burn all your toilet paper and bury your farce, do not make camp fire.

Insurance:

All tour participants should obtain their own personal insurance which covers accidents, health, emergency evacuation and loss or damage to personal effects.


* Trip Cost: US$1727 US$1295

Trip Length: 16 days

Activities: Trekking tour

Difficulty: Moderate to Strenuous

Max Elevation: 5,364m EBC & 5545m Kalapathar

Meal: Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner

Accommodation: Hotel/Guest House

Transportation: Flight Kathmandu/Lukla/Kathmandu

Best Month: February-May/September-December

Group Size: 01 Minimum - 06 Maximum

Extend your holiday with a visit to Chitwan National Park – on an elephant, or a tour of Tibet or Bhutan.    

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