About Classic Everest Base Camp Trek
The Classic Everest Base Camp Trek is a wonderful combination of both the high-altitude trek and cultural heritage city tours in Kathmandu. This trek itinerary is designed by a professional trekking guide of “Mt. Everest Base Camp” who trekked for more than enough time. Nepal Spirit Adventure offers an exciting adventure Classic Everest Base Camp Trekking leading you to experience an adventure of a lifetime with the great service of NSA expert guides and strong cheerful porters.
Our guide will accompany you throughout the trek for your safety and friendly company, offering vast knowledge of the area including culture, religion with flora/fauna. On this adventure to Classic Everest Base Camp Trekking, you will be surrounded by marvelous views of the world's high mountains Mt. Everest (8,848m / 29, 028ft) Mt. Lhotse (8,516 m-24,940 ft), Mt. Nuptse (7,855m-25,772 ft) Pumori (7,161 m / 25,772 ft) Amadablam (6,812 m / 22,480 ft) Kangtenga (6,782 m / 22, 380 ft) Tharmarserku
(6,623 m / 21, 855 ft) Kwangde (6,011 m / 19,837 ft) Kusum Kanguru (6,373 m / 21,030 ft) holy mountain Khumbi-la (5,761 m / 19,012 ft) extending to the world’s 5th highest Mt. Makalu (8,463 m / 27, 766 ft) with Island Peak / Imjatse (6,160 m / 20,328ft) Lobuje Peak (6,119 m / 20,192 ft) Pokhalde ( 5,806 m / 19,159 ft) and many other adjoining unnamed peaks in the comfort of the nice cozy lodge and Sherpa hospitality that this adventure has to offer.
Classic Everest Base Camp Trekking is an opportunity to explore Sherpa culture and customs as it was for many past centuries, interwoven with old Tibetan Buddhism. Besides high mountain scenery and Sherpa culture, you will be walking into the lovely forested areas of rhododendron, pines, and fir tree lines from the alpine to arctic temperature zone of barren landscapes.
EVEREST BASE CAMP TREK GUIDELINE
We have designed a very comfortable walking route to Everest Base Camp while the COVID pandemic destroyed the people on this planet and requires at least free hiking into the natural paradise place for relaxation, adventure, feel cool hike to the high Himalayan foothill path and reach toward the world’s famous base camp of Mt. Everest 8848m. These adventure tips offer you an eventual experience with unbelievable mountain views. As per our Classic Everest Base Camp Trek itinerary, we hike between 5 to 6 hours each day then achieve the world’s highest mountain Everest base camp at 5364m, and feel a lifetime experience your trekking journey.
Starting with an exciting short flight to Lukla and starting the trek to the famous Namche Bazaar with wonderful views of snowcapped peaks and then towards scenic Tengboche Monastery surrounded by mountains and green tree lines. Trekking to Everest Base Camp of Nepal provides us an opportunity to embark on an epic journey that Sir Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay set off in 1953.
The walk continues to reach our destination at Everest base camp with acclimatization days in between the walking days, before heading to a higher elevation. At base camp standing beneath the world's highest peaks certainly makes you feel high with excitement, the adventure continues with a climb of Kalapathar the highest spot of the adventure at 5,545 meters offering a superb panorama of mountains with Mt. Everest within a mere distance.
We have designed a 16-day Classic Everest Base Camp Trek itinerary for novice trekkers and travelers who are in good health with average physical fitness. The sufficient distance between daily itineraries, a secure gain of altitude and separate rest days ensures that we are properly acclimatized to fully enjoy and help us to Everest Base Camp Trek fruitfully.
CLASSIC EVEREST BASE CAMP TREK ITINERARY 2023
16 days Classic Everest Base Camp Trek Itinerary is flexible, The first-day trek itinerary is beginning with your international arrival pick up, and transfer to your hotel is booked by Nepal Spirit Adventure prime location comfortable three-star hotel. Second-day cultural heritage city tour in Kathmandu and meet your EBC trek guide you may have a question and answer for the trip and checking the trekking equipment are a top requirement before starting the EBC trek.
Day 3: you have a lifetime unforgettable adventurous flight to Lukla meet the remaining trek staff than in the general easy trek to Phakding surrounding beautiful Sherpa villages, and landscape thru the Dudhkosi River. On day Four you have a long trekking day to Namche Bazaar but enough enjoyable walking hours thru Sagarmatha National Park and can see the first view of Mt. EVEREST before reaching Namche. Day Five acclimatization day is the best high altitude at 3,440m Sherpa guide takes you to Syanbche at 3,720m and offers you the best mountain views including Everest today could be a mini exercise high altitude training then walk down to Namche. Day Six is a beautiful trekking day to Tengboche even wouldn’t mind closing your eyes for a full day and seeing the spectacular mountain vistas. Day Seven high altitude walk to Dingboche via Pangboche also journey takes close to Mountian.
Day Eight another acclimatization day at 4,350m trek guide leads you to Nagurjung hill for a panorama of Imjatse valley with Island peak, Taboche peak, and Mt. Makalu fifth world highest mountain. Day Nine really high altitude path trek to Lobuche, Day Ten adventurous long trek to Everest base camp via Gorakshep the day would be big-big day entire this trek, lunch at Gorakshep then a walk to Everest Base Camp 5,364m thru Khumbu glacier re-back walk for an overnight sleep at Gorakshep.
Day Eleven-morning hike to Kalapathar before sunrise but walking will not be easy at all provide the best view to EVERET and many more re-trek back to Pheriche, Day 12 trek downhill with a mountain flat walk to Namche Day Thirteen trek to Lukla overnight farewell with your trekking staffs Day 14 flight to Kathmandu, Day 15 relax day in Kathmandu or it may disturb by Khumbu weather the flight cancels this day we can use for delay flight. On day 16 final departure our airport representative comes for your airport drop/departure or you may meet our tour manager to share information for other tips such as Pokhara- Annapurna or Jungle safari tour if you have a long Nepal holiday.
IS LUKLA FLIGHT SAFE? THRILLING FLIGHT to LUKLA
It is a very safe flight to Lukla, Due to the small airport we feel big adventurous but the flight offers scenic mountain views. Flying to Lukla is thrilling that needs lots of guts to hold on to that short flight. The flight will be extremely scenic and stimulating. This flight itself is one of the main highlights of the Everest base camp Trek. After exploring Kathmandu’s world heritage site, we take you on an exciting mountain flight to Lukla where our adventure starts walking into the scenic Dudh-Kosi River valley and gorge covered with cool alpine tree lines of rhododendron- pines, and first walking through the impressive Sherpa farm villages to reach higher terrain at famous Namche Bazaar.
ACCLIMATIZATION DAYS BEFORE REACHING EBC
Acclimatization days are very important During the Everest Base Camp Trek. After 2 days trek, then1st-day acclimatization at Namche Bazaar is located at 3,440m on route Everest Base Camp as well on the old Trans-Himalayan Salt Trade Route of Nepal and Tibet, which is beyond North-West of Namche past Thame and Nangpa-la pass. Before reaching Everest Base Camp 2 acclimatization days are very important for all Everest base camp trekkers. Nepal Spirit Adventure experience trek guide takes you up to 3,937m and down to Namche mini-hike as high altitude training. Remain rest with time here to explore the local Sherpa tradition of age-old heritage and customs holding a colorful and busy Saturday market once a week.
From Namche walk leads on the scenic wide trail along with the views of Everest-Lhotse-Amadablam with adjoining peaks as the walk leads high into the nice forest to reach a beautiful viewpoint atThyangboche, located high on a ridge offering spectacular 360-degree panoramic views at of Mt. Everest, the Lhotse-Nuptse wall, Ama Dablam and Kantega. Tengboche is peaceful and spiritual, surely one of the most tranquil and inspiring places in the world. This is an interesting monastery (which was burnt down in 1991 and retained back to its normal shape).
After Tengboche leaves the green vegetation and tree lines to a complete wilderness of arid and dry windswept country past Pangboche and Dingboche villages with ever-present views of majestic Amadablam and Everest where you will take 2nd acclimatization day. Slowly as our walk progressed heading into our main highlight and goal of the adventure at Everest Base Camp within notorious Khumbu-Ice Falls and glaciers (the area around is flooded with camping in peak mountaineering season from March to May).
Enjoying a marvelous time at base camp then our journey heads back to Lukla, with the last final adventure and climb to a scenic view-point on top of Kalapathar rocky hill, located above 5,545m the highest spot of the trip, facing a glorious panorama of peaks with Everest at a mere distance.
Wonderful adventure Everest Base Camp Trek completes at Lukla for the sweeping panoramic flight back to Kathmandu with incredible timeless memories and enjoyable moments on Everest Base Camp Trek with the full support of Nepal Spirit Adventure crews.
WHAT TYPE OF ACCOMMODATION IS AVAILABLE?
Lodges-Teahouse good combination accommodations are available along the Classic Everest Base Camp Trek. Most of the lodges are almost similar category besides Lukla, Namche Bazaar, and Phakding those place you can sleep in deluxe hotels are out of our 16 days EBC trek package if someone wish to sleep at fancy accommodation trekkers require to pay their own bills, in general, the package is inclusive lodges (formerly known as tea houses). Most of the lodges are run by Sherpa families unless people specify a preference for tents. Every tea house has a central communal area with a large stove that provided heat and a cozy atmosphere. The bedrooms are unheated and generally have two beds with mattresses, pillows, and a blanket but we highly recommend, that you will need to bring a personal sleeping bag (3 seasons is normally enough). The lodges-teahouses generally have showers that are powered by gas and they mostly use sit-down flush toilets (some lodges do also have squat toilets). One-time Hot shower costs you $4-$5 dollars for one shower along the Classic Everest Base Camp Trek.
WHAT KIND OF FOOD & BEVERAGE AVAILABLE on TREK?
As per your booking of Classic Everest Base Camp Trek with us, the food on an EBC trek is very good quality. The food menu of all teahouses is more or less similar and includes items like MOMO of dumplings, noodles, pasta, potatoes, soup, and Nepalese dish Dal Bhat is a very popular dish. Dal Bhat is a food platter of steamed rice served with lentil soup, greens fresh seasonable vegetables. Eating carbohydrate-heavy meals will provide enough energy for a long trek. 3-time day meals are included (15 breakfasts, 11 lunches, and 13 dinners) entire your 16 days at Everest Base Camp Trek. We provide food from these local lodge/tea houses as per choices on the menu. Breakfast and dinner are provided at the same tea house/lodge while lunch would be on the trail. Some lodge serves western foods such as pizza, pasta, and French fries. Soft drinks, snacks, and beer are available in most of the Tea Houses' restaurants. A variety of cereals, bread, and eggs dishes are generally available for breakfast
BEST SEASON for CLASSIC EVEREST BASE CAMP TREK
Normally the best season for the Classic Everest Base Camp trek two seasons are lovely Spring and Autumn both seasons are the most popular for this adventure trip. In winter also you can do the Everest Base Camp Trek but you need the proper gear to combat the cold temperature. It is recommended to desist trekking during the monsoon periods are June-July.
March to May is spring in Nepal, while you start the classic Everest base camp trek during this time of the year, the weather is generally clear and you can enjoy the amazing views of snowy mountains in the spring season but the possibility of haze covering the mountain views cannot be avoided. Khumbu flora- fauna will be fulfilled reach in spring the trek trail becomes colorful with rhododendron blooms. We can enjoy trekking paths filled with red white, pink, and yellow rhododendron and other varieties of flowers in the Everest region. Remember that rhododendron is the national flower of Nepal.
Autumn starts in the mid of September and lasts till November. You will get clear weather this season. Walk under the azure sky and enjoy a trek in pleasant weather. Savor the best views of the stunning Himalayas and jade hills. Monsoon would have ceased away, spreading greenery and filling water bodies to enjoy in autumn.
The classic Everest base camp trekking in the winter months is possible, and it’s getting popular among those who wish to enjoy solitude while trekking. But you need to be prepared with proper winter clothing and gear to combat cold weather.
Trekkers can also do this great trek to Everest base camp during the month of June and July in the summer season in the Everest trek region, the trekking trails become wet Mountain views are interrupted during summer cum monsoon and visibility is low. It will be best to avoid trekking to Everest Base Camp in the month of June- July.
CLASSIC EVEREST BASE CAMP TREK PACKAGE 2023/2024
Experience Nepal Spirit Adventure offers a friendly classic way to Classic Everest Base Camp Trekking package that is reasonable and can accept by any category of travelers-trekkers. This 15 nights 16 days package is a very comfortable enough time to explore Kathmandu and trek. Two additional days are very helpful one for a city tour and a great time to look up the EBC trek equipment another last day is a relaxed day in Kathmandu before you return home. The second extra day can be very helpful if the Lukla flight is stock (flight canceled) due to bad weather.
Our 16 days of the classic Everest base camp trek inclusive of international and domestic arrival and departure transfer by private vehicle, a four-night 3-star hotel in Kathmandu on BB plane 2 nights before and 2night after the trek, city sightseeing tour in Kathmandu, a domestic flight to Lukla to Kathmandu, experience English speaking local trek guide, friendly porters, lodges, equipment, 3-times trekking meals (15 breakfast, 11 lunch, and 13 dinners), requirement classic Everest Base Camp route permit and taxes.
MORE POPULAR TREKKING ROUTE in EVEREST AREA
The Classic Everest Base Camp Trek is a very popular route on Everest, of course, there is several famous trek path entire Everest region. More adventurous trekkers can extend their experience Nepal holiday with NSA in the Khumbu region including the Everest base camp trek with Island peak climb, Everest base camp helicopter trek, Everest 3 high passes trek, short Everest Base Camp Trek, Everest Base Camp Luxury Trek, EBC Cho La Pass trek, Gokyo Panorama trek and another option for experienced trekkers with limited time would be 14days Everest Base Camp Trek.