Everest Base Camp Trek is an epic excursion into the Everest Himalayan region of Nepal. It is a strenuous journey, which is highly suitable for the adventure lovers. EBC trek is also renowned as the most admired trek in Nepal. Exploration of natural diversities, this trek also let you experience the ethnic Sherpa culture and traditions. It commences and concludes at Lukla.
Naturally, Everest base camp trek is amazing to explore the dazzling Himalayan views, flora and fauna. Sagarmatha National Park covers almost the trekking trails of the Khumbu region (Everest region). It begins from Jorsalle. The Himalayan views include the tallest peak of the world, Mt. Everest (8848m), Lhotse, Lhotse Shar, Makalu, Ama Dablam, Thamserku, Kantega and others are so much alluring. Even the glaciers, frozen lakes and Rivers are wonderful. Forests are dotted with rhododendron, pine, birch, juniper and others. The upper section of the Everest base camp trail is covered by rocky moraines and glaciers. The day you reach to Gorakshep, you also hike to the Everest base camp and hike to Kalapatthar on the following day.
Culturally, Everest base camp trekking is remarkable. During the trek, you pass tiny and large Sherpa valleys. Namche Bazaar, Khumjung, Pangboche, Tengbuche, Dingbuche are some of them. They have a unique lifestyle along with garments and traditions. Hospitality comes synonymously when we talk about Sherpa. They are spiritually guided as they have influence of the Tibetan Buddhism. Numerous monasteries and Chhortens are located on the trail to EBC as Pangboche monastery and Tengbuche monastery.
Basic lodge accommodations are available during the trek to Everest base camp. Vertex Holiday organize Everest base camp trekking guides and porters, offer suitable itinerary and always dedicated to make your trek a lifetime experience. Please, feel free to contact us for more details.
Namaste and welcome to Nepal. As you arrive Kathmandu, Vertex Holiday’s airport representative receives you at the airport and transfer to the hotel. After getting refreshed, we give you short briefing and orientation by out trekking leaders. The evening is wonderful with a dinner with Nepali cultural program. Overnight at hotel.
After the breakfast at the hotel, set out for the sightseeing tour in Kathmandu, those include UNESCO listed world heritage sites. Kathmandu is a city of temples and mediaeval arts and architectures. There are Pashupatinath temple, Boudhanath, Swayambhunath, Kathmandu Durbar Square in Kathmandu. However, there are in total seven world heritage sites in the Kathmandu valley. Returning back from sightseeing tour, you get a short trip briefing. Overnight at hotel.
Having breakfast, drive to the domestic airport of Kathmandu and fly to Lukla enjoying the picturesque Everest region Himalayas. Landing at Lukla, you meet rest of the crew who accompany us during the trekking. Then the trek starts smoothly through the easy trail and you can see the tiny settlements along with their potatoes fields. Crossing the steel bridge over Dudh Koshi River, we reach to Phakding. Overnight at lodge.
After the delicious breakfast, we begin our trek, which is ascending high. Crossing bridges, we reach to the entry gate of Sagarmatha National Park at Jorsalle. Now the trail is steep high. The charming view of Everest can be seen for the first time of the trek. We walk continually till we reach to the horse-shoe shaped Namche Bazaar, which is one of the busiest settlements in the Everest region. Overnight at lodge/tea house.
Today is an acclimatization and exploration day. To avoid the mountain sickness, it is necessary when we walk over 2700 meters. So, we go on exploring this amazing town along with its neighboring parts as Khumjung and Everest view hotel. There are almost all the facilities and markets of all the goods. Basic facilities are available as health post/hospital, school, trade centers and others. Hillary school is located there. The exploration hiking is also wonderful to understand the Sherpa culture and traditions, spirituality and hospitality. Back to lodge and rest. Overnight at hotel.
Beginning the trek from Namche Bazaar, we head towards the Tengbuche monastery, following the River and walking through the oak, rhododendron and birch forest. You have a chance to see the wild animals as wild goat, blue sheep and others. The dazzling Himalayan views accompany us throughout the trail. We have a lunch at Phunki Tenga, which lies beside the River. Gradually, we walk to Tenbuche and rest. Overnight at lodge.
Mornings are normally chilling in the mountainous region. Having a warm breakfast, we begin our trek from Tengbuche. The morning bells can be heard. Lamas and monks perform their rituals in the morning. The monastery is perhaps the highly located monastery in Nepal. On the lunch stop of Pangboche, we can again visit the oldest monastery of Everest. It takes a couple of hours to reach Dingbuche from here. The views of Everest, Nuptse, Ama Dablam, Kwangde, Thamserku and others are brilliant. Reach to Dingbuche and rest. Overnight at lodge.
Crossing 4000 meters, the trek becomes tougher to walk in the alpine altitude. We have another acclimatization day. After breakfast, we set out for the hiking to Chhukung valley. It is the last village the climbers stay who go to climb the Island peak. The trail is fine and the surrounding is dotted with potatoes and barley fields. Then back to Dingbuche. Overnight at lodge.
Having breakfast, we move out through the rocky trail. With a breakfast, we begin to climb up to Lobuche. First we pass Phalang Karpa and reach to Dugla, which is our lunch point today. There is a memorial place of the climbers who pass away during Everest expedition. Up to reaching Dugla, we can feel if we have some symptoms of altitude sickness. If you feel that, we do not move higher. If not, we walk again and reach to Lobuche for the stop. Overnight at lodge.
We are very near to our final destination of Everest base camp trekking. for the lunch, we reach to Gorakshep, where we also put our baggage. Carrying a day pack, we begin to ascend to the Everest base camp through the rocky trail that is prevailed with moraines. At the climbing seasons, Everest base camp remains full of tents, where climbers stay and do climbing practices. Taking sufficient snaps, we descend to Gorakshep and rest. Overnight at lodge.
Getting up early, we hike up to Kalapatthar. For the breathtaking sunrise view over the snowy peaks, Kalapatthar is the best view point. Also the awesome panoramas of Makalu, Ama Dablam, Pumori, Lhotse, Nuptse and Cho Oyu can be seen. Then we trek down to Gorakshep, have breakfast/lunch and trek down to Pheriche. It’s a long walk, but superb excursion. Overnight at lodge.
We follow the route that goes through the bank of the Dudh Koshi River. The trek is wonderful with the views of some Khumbu peaks that are familiar to us. Passing Pangboche and then Tengbuche, we reach to the Namche Bazaar. If you prefer, we can descend further to Monju and take a rest. Overnight at lodge,
This is the last trekking day. We have a breakfast and begin the excursion through the steep trail from Namche Bazaar. Checking out from national park counter, we reach to Monju and head further crossing the suspension bridges. Passing Phakding, the normal route begins. We gradually reach to our concluding point at Lukla. We celebrate our successful trek with all the team members. It is the last day of the trek for our crew. Overnight at lodge.
It’s time to bid farewell to this Himalayan town and fly back to Kathmandu. The Himalayan peaks that became familiar to us can be explored for the last time if the weather is clear. Landing in Kathmandu, you transfer to the hotel and take a rest. Overnight at hotel.
This is a great day to explore the ancient town- Bhaktapur. It is a half day trip. Bhaktapur Durbar Square is an old Newari town, where mediaeval architectures, pagoda style temples, pottery square and various other attractions lie there. After the tour, drive back to Kathmandu and join the dinner in the evening at typical Nepali restaurant. We have a special moment. Overnight at hotel.
Note: in case the flight gets cancelled, today is the reserve day for that. Weather change is normal in the mountain region
Having a good memory with Vertex Holiday our representative drops you at the airport for your final departure.
Vertex Holiday’s provided us with a very cheap Everest base camp treking, our guide was excellent and were very knowledgeable whilst we were Trekking and the food provided was very good. During the trekking time we god excellence service from Vertex Holiday. We were very happy with our experience and what it cost us and would highly recommend a travel with Vertex Holiday.