The Everest base camp trek is one of the most desirable and favorite adventures among wide world travelers, and a dream of millions of people. Everest base camp trekking, is the most popular trekking destination around the whole Himalayas, due to its dramatic scenery. As well as to stand on the foot of Mt. Everest, which is also the base camp of Mt. Lhotse Certainly mesmerizing adventurous trekking, besides its towering peaks the Everest camp route, provides excellent lodges and inns for travelers. Where one can stay overnight in the comfort of nice rooms facing grandeur views of a snowy mountain range.
An enjoyable and exciting country to explore around Nepal, where villages are adorned with age-old cultures and customs. Every visitor is warmly welcomed with wide-open smiles and gets experienced with homely comfort, the traditional heritage of native Sherpa. Everest base trekking, where all travelers can join on this wonderful adventure by choosing the right and perfect itinerary.
A high altitude trek like Everest Gokyo Ri Trek
, Everest Three Pass Trek
, Everest Base camp with island peak climb
and many more with few steep ups to encounter, taking slow and steady reaches you at Everest base camp. All trekkers heading higher to Everest base camp must have a few days extra for acclimatization at certain heights. Likewise at Namche Bazaar
3,440 m and in Dingboche 4,410 m / 14,470 feet high. Without acclimatization days, trekkers will face a tough time walking on high-altitude terrain above 3,000 m onwards. However, most days, an enjoyable, pleasant scenic walk to Everest base camp and back to Lukla.
Everest Base Camp trekking involves various features from picturesque views along the walk, amidst impressive culture enriched with ancient heritage. Apart from high altitude and thin air, In Sagarmatha National park covers Everest base camp is a wonderful destination to enjoy and experience a lifetime adventure. Since the climb of Mt. Everest on May 29th, 1953 by legendary late mountaineers Tenzing Norgey Sherpa & Sir Admond Hillary.
The influx of international visitors has increased over a few decades of times. That is why most trail to Everest base camp is well maintained with a proper strong bridge to cross. As well as many good lodges have mushroomed from basic, standard to luxury hotels and resorts.
Where trekkers can enjoy various options for overnight stops at designated villages and settlements. Popular place to overnight stay in Everest region Trek is Lukla, Namche Bazaar, Tyangboche, Dingboche, Gorakshep and Gokyo lake
. The main reason for the Everest base camp's popularity is the comfort and good food for trekkers.
The walk from below 4,000 m takes you into the cool shade of a lovely forest lined with tall trees. Lined with rhododendron, magnolia, holly oaks, and pines with birch, silver fir, and junipers. As you reach higher areas, the green vegetation and tree lines disappear for short alpine bushes and shrubs. Adventure to Everest base camp trek leads you around the high Khumbu valley, within the arid and barren mountainous wilderness.
Walking on the rocky moraine to reach Everest base camp, covered in remorseless fields of ice and glaciers. Khumbu Glacier is very popular Enjoying spout for the hikers who achieved in to The Everest Base camp. the dramatic scenery enclosed by the giant towering peaks of Lhotse, Nuptse, Lingerie, and Mt. Pumori. The view of Mt. Everest is obstructed by adjoining peaks, but the views of the massive Khumbu Ice-Fall are quite exciting. The best Everest Base Camp Trek 2023 is grand and close views of Mt. Everest from the high rocky hill of Kalapathar. Two hours of steady climb on a steep slope reaches the top of Kalapathar at 5,545 m high. The only spot for the closest majestic views of Mt. Everest and Mt. Pumori, Kalapathar is the highest point of the adventure.
THE ROUTE TO MT. EVEREST BASE CAMP AND KALAPATHAR:
Most trekkers start walks to Mt. Everest base camp trek and the high Kalapathar
scenic hilltop from the busy town of Lukla. One of the world’s highest mountainous airports is named Tenzing Hillary airport, a tribute to legendary climbers.
From Lukla walk follows the scenic Dudh Koshi River valley and gorge, lined with nice traditional Sherpa villages. An opportunity to observe the local immense cultures of Buddhism religion adorned with a series of prayer walls and religious monuments.
Every house is adorned with prayer flags called Lung-Ta, which means wind-horse with prayer imprinted. The flags symbolize goodwill as well to wade evil spirits, the walk continues to Phakding.
The main village on route Namche Bazaar where most trekkers heading up spends overnights at Phakding. After the first overnight around Khumbu, the walk leads on a pleasant trail through spread-out villages to cross a bridge reaching Monjo village. The trek continues entering Sagarmatha National Park, the word Sagarmatha for Everest in Nepali and Chomolungma in Sherpa language.
On entering the Sagarmatha National Park, listed as a world heritage site, as walk follow the Dudh Koshi River. Crossing the last high bridge a winding uphill climb brings you to the famous Namche Bazaar. A perfect altitude and an ideal spot for a rest day to get acclimatize, before heading higher ground. Enjoy a rest day, exploring the viewpoints and browsing around the market of Namche, lined with shops and fancy restaurants.
Adventure heads towards higher terrain within the shade of towering mountains facing Mt. Everest, Ama Dablam, and a range of peaks. An exciting walk with a climb into dense woods to beautiful Tengboche Monastery surrounded by high snowy peaks and green forest. Time here for a tour of the monastery interior treasures great arts and religious monuments of Lord Buddha and famous gurus, and saints.
Tengboche is also famous for the colorful festival Mani Rimdu, held in November from 08th to 10th this year 2022. After Tengboche on the high trail to Everest base camp, walk through Pangboche the last permanent village of eastern Khumbu. The walk leads to the scenic wide Imjatse valley where the Dingboche settlement is located enclosed by high snow peaks. A lovely place to add another rest day to explore its high hills for excellent views of nearby peaks.
Everest Base Camp Location and History
There are two Base Camps, the endpoints of hiking or trekking Everest. The North Base Camp and south base Camp. Southern Base Camp lies in Nepal, which is the ending point of the most famous trek. The Northern Base camp lies in China and can be accessed via a roadway. But reaching the Nepalese side requires you to trek for days. Nepal side Everest Base Camp is much more popular for trekkers. Sir Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay Sherpa used the Southern Everest Base Camp to keep their gear. The point was chosen as it was easily accessible to non-mountaineers. Everest Base camp was born when the mountain was looking for a place to store supplies at the base of the Mountain. Nowadays, the same point where the first Mount Everest climbers kept their gear is an endpoint of the Everest Base Camp.
For a maximum of 4-8 people is very great and for Everest Base camp Trekking Everest Gokyo Ri Trek, Everest Everest Luxury Trek, or any Other Trekking will be only with local transportation from the airport to the airport in Kathmandu and Ramechap before and after the trek. The walk is pleasant and not overly difficult, from Dingboche on the high trails to Everest base camp. The gain in altitude makes the trek slower within thin air as the walk leads nearer to the main destination. Staying overnight at Lobuche, a small settlement with several nice lodges facing grand views of Nuptse peak. Next day adventure heads towards the main highlight of the trip at Everest base camp. Walk follows on a rocky path above Khumbu glacier to Gorakshep; situated on a glacial valley, at the base of Kalapathar Hill. The adventure continues towards the east from Gorakshep to Everest base camp, enjoy the close views of staggering towering peaks. Standing beneath the world's highest Mt. Everest and close to the notorious Khumbu ice-fall and Khumbu glacier. After an enjoyable exciting moment, return to Gorakshep for the last overnight within the shadow of Mt. Everest. Early morning a climb of a few hours to Kalapathar Hill top rewards stunning close views of Mt. Everest. Enjoy the jaw-dropping views of giant peaks that surround the high Kalapathar within the close front of Mt. Pumori. On completing the major highlights of the adventure return journey downhill to Pheriche, Pangboche, and Tengboche. The walk follows the same route to Namche Bazaar and then back to Lukla for the last overnight halt. Next early morning a smooth scenic flight takes you to Ramechap and Manthali airports. An exciting drive of 4-5 hours brings you to the hustle and bustle of city life in Kathmandu. After an overwhelming experience and great adventure on Everest base camp trekking.
Everest Base Camp Trek Difficulties:
Everest base camp trek is a moderate difficulty
till Namche Bazaar, walking on a pleasant and well-defined trek. The walk leads to a long winding climb of a few hours to Namche Bazaar, the trail is wide and easy to trek. The only difficulties and hard is due to the high altitude and thin air, that is from Tengboche onwards. Necessary few days are required for acclimatization before reaching higher terrain and to Everest base camp. The main tough day is the climb to Kalapathar Hilltop, a steep-sided slope where altitude gains rapidly. Making the walk slower, and having few refreshing stops will overcome the difficulties. The rest of the walk on the return trek to Lukla is pleasant as you lose much elevation day by day. The best seasons for Everest Base Camp Trekking: The best season is spring starts from March to May when days are much longer with enough sunlight hours. The right time for wildflowers in their seasonal bloom, especially the rhododendron, the national flower of Nepal. Days are bright and sunny but can get cloudy in the late afternoon, cold morning, and nighttime. Expect rain and snowfall sometimes around high elevation. The next best season is autumn/fall starts from September to November. Most days are fine and clear for views and walks, but short days are due to sunlight hours. Cold in the morning, late afternoon, and night times, and chances of snowfall sometimes. Interested people can trek during the winter times of December to February, most days are fine and clear. But days are shorter due to minimum sunlight hour and s, could get snowfall sometimes.
The Distance of Everest Base Camp Trek:
From Lukla to Lukla is 43 k.m. / 27 miles. Total distance covers 86 k.m. / 54 miles. The above mileage does not cover the extra walk to Kalapathar which is approx. 4 k.m. one way. The surface distance from Kathmandu to Lukla is 366 k.m. and the flying distance is 138 k.m. Taking only 30 to 35 minutes. From Ramechap flight takes 20-25 minutes only. Trekking Guide: The trekking guide provided by Adventure One, are veterans and experts in trekking areas. Having good knowledge of local culture, history, and flora/fauna, with basic medical training and First Aid course. All our guides are Licensed and approved by the Nepal Government Tourism Department. Our guides are fit and healthy for all types of treks around the Himalayas.
Everest Base Camp Trek Cost:
Everest Base Trek cost varies as per the itinerary days chosen as well
depending upon the number of trekkers. EBC Trek Costs a minimum of 2-3 people for 11 nights and 12 days, Trek to Everest Base camp Cost US$ 1,355/- per person in 2023 and 2024.
(Not counting the hotel accommodation and meals in Kathmandu).
This package cost includes trekking with 3-course meals of breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Accommodation is included throughout the trek. The price does not include meals and accommodation in Kathmandu.
The trip cost package also includes trekking permits and national park fees.
The trek is accompanied by an Adventure A One expert and Licensed guide with strong and Healthy porters to carry the heavier baggage.
The trip cost includes transfer to and from trekking as per the size of the group.
The Everest Trek cost For 2 people in the USD. $ 1210/-
Cost for 3 people for trek to EBC Cost is UD $ 1180/- then up to 6 people will cost US $1120/- per person.
The above cost includes a three-star Standard Hotel in Kathmandu with Breakfast if you book in 2023 and 2024.
The Everest Base Camp Trek entry permit is necessary so, all citizens of people around the world have to pay some cost to enter Sagarmatha National park. For Foreigners, it cost NRS 3390/- per person. Residents of SAARC (South Asian Association Regional co-operation). NRS. 1695/- and For Nepali people permit Cost is Rs. 115/-
Note: Everest Trek for Sagarmatha National Park permit cost is free for Children under 10 years of age.