Classic Everest Base Camp Trek

Trip Facts

  • Destination: Nepal
  • Trip Difficulty: Moderate
  • Group Size: Minimum 02
  • Trip Type: Trekking & Culture Tour
  • Best Season: March-May, Sept-Dec
  • Accommodation: 3 Star Hotel & Lodge in Trek
  • Food: Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner
  • Max Elevation: 5,545m | 18,193ft.

Highlights

  • Explore the Kathmandu city sightseeing tour
  • Amazing mountain flight from Kathmandu to Lukla
  • Visit old Sherpa historical villages and Buddhist monuments along the trek
  • Discover Khumbu flora fauna in the Sagarmatha National Park
  • Hike in the footsteps of the Everest summiteers' base camp at 5,364m
  • Our client’s safety, security, comfort, and satisfaction are of supreme importance
  • Climb up Kala Patthar 5,545m for the magnificent view of Everest, Lhotse, and Nuptse
  • Tour of the interesting colorful Thyangboche Monastery enriched with ancient artifacts
  • 2 Acclimatization days before reaching the Everest base camp at 5,364m
  • 20+ years decade of experience trekking with a local guide and porter

About Classic Everest Base Camp Trek

The Classic Everest Base Camp Trek is another bestselling trip package in the Everest region which is organized by Nepal Spirit Adventure’s expertise guides, it is a comfortable combination of high-altitude trek and Kathmandu culture heritage city tour, this trip itinerary is perfect for those who want to explore Kathmandu and Everest Base camp, we can visit several temples for Hindu and many Stupa and monastery for the Buddhist religion, ancient art and gallery, good and goddess with spiritual places during the city sightseeing tour.

Trekking Nepal Everest base camp through classic way is the best option choice for your lifetime experiences our guide will accompany you throughout the trek for your safety and friendly environment, offering vast knowledge of the area including culture, religion with flora-fauna, and wonderful skills about the high altitude sickness, all guide speak beautiful English, porter are storing enough to carry your trekking equipment from Lukla to Gorakhsep/Everest Base camp then re-trek back to Lukla paid well with full coverage insurance for guide and porters. In a friendly environment, you achieve a good opportunity to explore Sherpa culture and customs as it was for many past centuries, interwoven with old Tibetan Buddhism.

The major highlight of this hike, we will enjoying to watch every day spectacular mountain views every after the Namche Bazaar those remarkable mountain vistas surround you until reach Mount Everest Base Camp 5364m and welcome you with marvelous views of the world 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 Khanguru (6,373 m / 21,030 ft) holy mountain Khumbi-la (5,761 m / 19,012 ft) extending to 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.

On the route, we provide clean comfortable (tea house/lodge) accommodations, where you meet Sherpa hospitality beside high mountain scenery and Sherpa culture you will be walking into the lovely forested area of rhododendron, pines and fir tree lines from alpine to arctic temperature zone of barren landscapes and also possible to see the Khumbu wild animals and many kinds of birds. There are several excellent viewpoints in this trek map which are Syangboche, Tengboche, Dingboche, Lobuche, and Kalapatthar 5,545m is the highest viewpoint to see Mount Everest view.

We start this trip with an exciting short flight to Lukla (35 minutes) 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. Walk continues to reach our destination at Everest base camp with acclimatization days in between the walking days, before heading higher elevation. At base camp standing beneath the world's highest peaks certainly makes you feel high with excitement, 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 mere distance. The tour concludes at Lukla with a sweeping flight back to Kathmandu after a remarkable time in the high mountains with the great services of Nepal Spirit Adventure including its friendly staff and guides.

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 trekEverest 3 high passes trek, short Everest Base Camp TrekEverest 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.

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Itinerary

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Kathmandu lies in a fruitful god-goddess valley surrounded by green rim hills with incredible mountains. Whether you arrive by road or fly into Kathmandu, arriving at this beautiful city is bound to be a memorable experience. If you take a flight to Kathmandu, our airport representative will be there at the Kathmandu international Tribhuban airport terminal waiting to give you a warm welcome. Look for someone to display your name on our company’s name. After greeting you, he will drive you to your hotel and help you check in. If you are arriving via road, our representative will meet you at a designated stop or forward you the hotel’s address where your room has been booked through NSA. 

As per your Classic Everest Base Camp Trek itinerary booking us, no activities are planned for today. You can take a rest and restore your energy for your upcoming great adventure trip overnight 3-star hotel in Kathmandu. 

  • Location: Kathmandu
  • Altitude: 1,315m | 4,314ft

Today would be your wonderful day! After breakfast at the hotel, your experienced tour guide lead the Kathmandu valley city sightseeing tour: The famous landmarks of Kathmandu- Boudhanath Stupa, Pashupatinath Temple, Kathmandu Durbar Square, and Swayambhunath are the cultural property of Kathmandu and protected UNESCO World Heritage Sites. You will get to explore these cultural and religious sites with our knowledgeable city tour guide. From him/her, you will get to know historical facts and the legends and local folklore attached to these sites.

Boudhanath Stupa is one of the oldest Buddhist stupas in Asia and an important center of Tibetan Buddhism. Pashupatinath Temple is Nepal’s holiest Shiva shrine. You may have seen this temple in many travel brochures and in the Marvel movie Dr. Strange. Yes, a small portion of this famous Hollywood movie was shot on the bridge below the temple. Watching the Hindu cremation rites at Arya Ghat may prove to be an eye-opening experience.

Kathmandu Durbar Square is one of the three royal squares in the valley. Built-in the medieval era, the Durbar square used to be the Malla rulers’ royal seat and later the Shah kings. The house of Kumari, the Living Goddess, lies inside the royal square. Swayambhunath, the hilltop shrine, is a place of worship for both Buddhist and Hindu devotees. Legend has it that Kathmandu took shape after Manjushri, a Boddhisattva, built this stupa. After your sightseeing tour, you will get back to your hotel. After resting for a while, will call you for a short meeting at the hotel’s lobby, where there will be a quick trip briefing. You will meet your trekking guide, who will brief you and answer queries if you have any overnight in Kathmandu.

  • Meals: Breakfast
  • Altitude: 1,315m | 4,314ft

Your flight time for Lukla usually happens early morning when a short drive takes you to Kathmandu airport, after checking in at the respective airline's counter with security board a small aircraft for a scenic short of 30 minutes to land at Lukla's small airstrip. “Gateway to Everest” During air grand panorama of Himalayan peaks with Everest and Makalu at a close distance as the plane heads to the runway to stop at the parking area at Tenzing and Hillary Airport in Lukla. With time here for refreshing stops and then a walk starts accompanied by our native porters, beginning with a pleasant start downhill past Lukla town to reach Dudh Kosi River valley with Sherpa farm villages as our route leads further encountering prayer walls and spinning bells to reach our first overnight stop at Phakding village.

  • Meals: Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner
  • Altitude: 2,610m | 8699ft

After breakfast, better if we make an early start and take the path to Namche. It is a rigorous walk filled with steep ascents. But the scenery is breathtaking, and you can’t stop yourself from stopping multiple times to soak in the stunning views. As you reach Monjo, you enter Sagarmatha National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and a rich storehouse of rare Himalayan flora and fauna.

The highlights of today’s trek include: Crossing the highest bridge in Khumbu Region. The Hillary Bridge. Entering Sagarmatha National Park and capturing the first glimpse of Mount Everest. Namche, the stopover point for the day, is one of the landmarks of the Everest Trek. A Sherpa settlement, Namche is carved on the side of a steep mountain face. Dotted with traditional stone houses, local teahouses, luxury resorts, inviting cafes and bakeries, and shops selling knick-knacks, Namche is the Khumbu commercial center. With banks, ATM kiosks, money exchange centers, and a lively local market, this Sherpa settlement draws traders from the higher reaches.

A comfortable teahouse run by a Sherpa family is your shelter for the night. You can enjoy a hot shower and a hearty dinner before you retire for the night.

  • Meals: B L D
  • Location: Namche Bazaar
  • Altitude: 3,440m | 11,287ft

At Namche Bazaar for a rest day to support acclimatization at this right altitude of above 3,000 m high, on this day take a short hike to Everest View Hotel above Namche Bazaar, the first Porsche hotel or resort of the Khumbu area. Offers grand views of Everest and Amadablam peaks with other adjoining peaks within beautiful green woodland of tall rhododendron and silver fir trees. Other options will be walking high above Namche at the Park Museum area facing mighty views of Everest, Lhotse, and stunning looking Amadablam peaks, with time to visit the museum of great interest with full information of the Khumbu areas for Sherpa culture and history.

  • Meals: B L D
  • Altitude: 3,440m | 11,287ft

Today your trek begins at a leisurely pace. Leaving Namche Bazaar, your path winds uphill through fragrant rhododendron woodlands and passes alongside quiet Himalayan villages. Many trekkers regard this route as the most scenic section of the entire Everest Base Camp Trek. You’re really in the mountains now: Mt. Everest, Ama Dablam, Lhotse, and Nuptse are just a few of the stunning peaks that tower over the trail. You’ll continue hiking past the Imja Khola; this river drains the slopes of Everest and is actually a tributary of the Dudh Koshi. Your destination for today lies where the two rivers converge at the spiritual center of the Khumbu, Tengboche. This village is best known as the site of the important Tengboche Monastery. This is the largest gompa you’ll visit during your hike, and it’s a sublime sight to behold: flanked by pines and azaleas and set against the backdrop of Ama Dablam, it’s hard to imagine a more striking setting. Make sure to step inside to check out the monastery’s exquisite murals and statuary overnight in the teahouse.

  • Meals: B L D
  • Altitude: 3,860m | 12,664ft

Morning views of Everest and magnificent Ama-Dablam, walk leads downhill for a few hours to the bridge over Imjatse River, after the bridge walks on the open country where the tree lines disappear only for a few sparse vegetation and juniper bushes, walking on the gentle uphill for a while to reach at Pangboche village at 3,900 meters, the last permanent village before Dingboche and beyond, from here a slow climb to Somara for lunch and continue walking on the nice terrain with the last climb to Dingboche village for an overnight stop, located in the Imjatse valley with a picturesque panorama of snow-capped mountains including North Face of Ama-Dablam.

  • Meals: B L D
  • Altitude: 4,410m 14,469ft

A full rest day at Dingboche for better acclimatization to make sure that every member in the group is well and fit for the onward journey to Everest base camp, Dingboche takes a short hike to Nangkartshang hill for a great panorama of Imjatse valley with Island, Taboche peaks includes views of world’s fifth-highest Mt. Makalu towards east direction.

  • Meals: B L D
  • Altitude: 4,410m 14,469ft

After breakfast as you climb higher, the air starts to thin, and you find yourself struggling a bit. Walk at a slow and steady pace. Don’t rush and try to breathe rhythmically while walking. The scenery around the trail starts getting bare and desolate. You are now trekking above the tree line, and you notice the absence of trees and greenery. There are no permanent settlements at this altitude. Lobuche is just a cluster of teahouses that local Sherpas run. But there is no shortage of incredible views as high mountains seem to rise next to the teahouses and surround the whole landscape. Have an early night as tomorrow you will be walking to your destination- Everest Base Camp at 5,364m.

  • Meals: B L D
  • Altitude: 4,910m | 16,109ft

After a pleasant stop at Lobuche, a walk leads towards our main highlights of the journey to reach our much-awaited destination Everest Base Camp, where they walk in the morning leads on the pleasant path and then a short climb to reach higher ground. Then back on nice trails reaching a place where you can visit Glass Pyramid place, a metrological station's joint venture of the Italian and Nepalese Governments, surveying the weather and movement of ice and glaciers. From here with interesting information about the project walk leads towards moraine and ice above Khumbu's massive glaciers and then a short descent to a wide-open field at Gorakshep, a place with few lodges. Gorakshep was an original Everest base camp before it moved further east. After a short stop and rest heading towards our goal walking into moraine and rocks to reach Everest base camp in the backdrop of mighty Khumbu Ice Falls and glaciers. Everest is hidden between the peaks of Lho-la and Nuptse where a tip of Everest can be seen from the base camp, with ever-present views of towering peaks after an exciting moment of the adventure heading back to Gorakshep for the last overnight on the highest point of the journey.

  • Meals: B L D
  • Altitude: 5,125m | 16,814ft

Gorakshep is located beneath Kalapathar and a lofty peak of Pumori, morning a steep climb heading into a rocky path with vigorous breathtaking uphill to reach the top the highest spot of the adventure at Kalapathar, situated above 5,545m facing a sweeping panorama of high giant mountains a view of Pumori and Everest at close distance. After a glorious scenic moment descends to Gorakshep and continue walking on the same trail back to Lobuche to reach Thugla, where the path from Dingboche and Pheriche splits as our walk leads downhill towards a flat windy valley of Pheriche. Walking for an hour on the scenic valley to reach Pheriche a settlement with a number of good lodges to stay with views of Amadablam-Taboche-Cholatse with other series of peaks, at Pheriche for an overnight stop.

NOTE: If we do not climb up to Kala Patthar, the trekking journey will be 7.1 Miles and 11.5 Km 5 hours only.

  • Meals: B L D
  • Altitude: 4,240m | 13,911ft

From Pheriche, a morning walk leads to the end of the valley with a short descent to a river and then climbs to a ridge with a Stupa, where the walk leads to a long descent past Somare and Pangboche village. After Pangboche retracing the journey back uphill to Thyangboche.

  • Altitude: 3,860m | 12,664ft

Trek downhill to Imjatse River with a steep climb for some time to reach Lobesa and Shanasa villages and then on an easy walk to a small beautiful place at Kyanjima. The walk continues on route Namche with wonderful views of Everest-Lhotse-Nuptse-Amadablam with an array of peaks, some of the areas on the walk lead you to a pleasant place where sometimes one can spot some wild-life like Musk Deer, a herd of Himalayan Thar with colorful Danphe (Lophoporous / Impeyan Pheasant) national bird of the country on way back to Monjo.

  • Meals: B L D
  • Altitude: 2,840m | 9,318ft

Today is our last walking day of the adventure, morning walk on the best pleasant path where the walk follows the Dudh Kosi River to Phakding village and then heads towards Ghat and Tade-Kosi small areas with the last climb to reach the main gate of Lukla. After a final climb of the journey rest of the walk is easy going through Lukla town and its markets place to our overnight stop in a nice lodge at Lukla celebration with fellow trekkers and staff.

  • Meals: B L D
  • Altitude: 1,315m | 4,314ft

Dream of your EBC successful trek concludes today. Wake up early to bid a very fond farewell to the spectacular scenery of the Khumbu before boarding your morning flight back to Kathmandu. Watching the Himalayas pass beneath your window, you’ll now be able to recognize many of the significant peaks. After the mountains’ solitude, the hustle and bustle of Kathmandu may come as something of a surprise. You’ll be transferred to your hotel to spend the rest of the day at your leisure; feel free to relax or explore the local markets. There are plenty of great restaurants in Thamel where you can enjoy dinner.

  • Meals: Breakfast
  • Altitude: 1,315m | 4,314ft

A buffer day is reserved for emergencies and flight delays due to bad weather. If everything goes as planned, you can utilize this day as you wish. You can take a city tour, explore markets, go souvenir hunting, chill out at a spa, or relax at your hotel.

  • Meals: Breakfast

Bid goodbye to Kathmandu and head to the airport. You will be transferred to the international airport well on time to catch your flight. If you want to extend your stay, you can let us know, and we will help you further plan your journey into the Himalayas.Bid goodbye to Kathmandu and head to the airport. You will be transferred to the international airport well on time to catch your flight. If you want to extend your stay, you can let us know, and we will help you further plan your journey into the Himalayas.

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    Cost Details

    • Private vehicle transportation for international arrival and departure
    • Twin sharing (room) in 3-star for 4-night in Kathmandu includes breakfast
    • Guided city tour in Kathmandu by private vehicle
    • All the entrance fees: temples and monasteries along the KTM tour 
    • Private transportation for domestic departure and arrival pickup
    • Flight ticket: Kathmandu to Lukla to Kathmandu
    • Twin sharing lodge (tea-house) accommodation during the trek
    • Hygienic Sherpa meals (Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner) 3 time a day
    • Trekking route permit-Sagarmatha National Park
    • Pasang Lhamu rural village manucipality permit
    • Trek guide with his daily wages and insurance
    • One trek porter for 2 trekkers including his daily wages and insurance
    • 5 trekkers: 1 assistant trek guide inclusive of his daily wages and insurance
    • Trek equipment: Sleeping bag, down jacket, and duffel bag (returned after trek)
    • Medical kit
    • Nepal Visa Fee: You can get a Nepal visa at the arrival point (30 for 15 days, US$ 50 for 30 days, and US$125 for 90 days)
    • Extra Baggage Cost: While we fly from Kathmandu to Lukla to Kathmandu excess baggage charges (if you have more than 15 kg of luggage, a cargo charge is around $1.5 per kg).
    • Extra night accommodation and food in Kathmandu because of early arrival, late departure, and early return from the mountain (due to any reason) than the scheduled itinerary.
    • It is a top compulsory for every trekker's Travel and rescue insurance.
    • Personal expenses for the trek: All drinks alcoholic or nonalcoholic (cold drinks, mineral water, tea, coffee, chocolate-biscuits
    • Phone calls, internet, laundry, bar bills, battery recharge, extra porters, bottle or boiled water, shower, etc.
    • Tips for guides and porters
    • Personal trek equipment

    Dates & Prices

    Departure note

    All our published dates are guaranteed departures, private treks can be organized by any date for your comfort. Let us know what kind of trip you are looking for and our travel experts will help plan your tailor-made trips to your dream destination.

     

    Departure DateStatusPriceNote  
    23 Apr, 2024 - 09 May, 2024AvailableUS$1490Confirm
    27 Apr, 2024 - 13 May, 2024AvailableUS$1490Confirm

    Useful Information

    UPON ARRIVAL AIRPORT PICK-UP

    On arrival in Nepal at Kathmandu Tribhuvan International Airport, our airport representative will receive you with a warm welcome you then transfer you to your respective hotel. Afternoon or evening time we will review and discuss much information regarding your trip itinerary and included/excluded services as per the trip itinerary chosen, at the same time introduce your guide who will help you with the final preparation for your trek.

    KATHMANDU HOTEL

    We provide 3-standard hotels with accommodation based on a twin-sharing basis with breakfast. If you are trekking in groups joining a basis, you will share a room with someone of the same gender from your group. If you prefer a single room supplement in Kathmandu and on-route trekking, you can request the single supplement (which will be an extra cost besides the trip price stated). We can also help you to book at different deluxe star category hotels on request for more details and information please feel free to contact us.

    SAFE DRINKING WATER

    Along the trek, safe drinking water is very important while we are on high altitude journey. We recommend that one should drink at least 3-4 liters of water a day (this helps from de-hydration and altitude problems AMS). As long as possible we recommend you buy sealed packed mineral water and can buy it from every local shop and lodge. Remember! River, spring, and tap water are free, we should not recommend you directly drink it even water looks very clean, and can not be drunk without adding water purification pills or a filter that will be suitable to drink. You can buy boiled water from every lodge, boiled water, and sealed packed water cost 1-2$ dollars per letter and its cost also depends on where we are from the sea level. So, you need to prepare and pack the extra cost for all the table drinks.

    EXPERIENCE REQUIRED

    The Classic Base Camp Trek is a moderate trek suitable for passionate walkers who can walk at least 5-7 hours a day with a light day pack. Walking at a high altitude is more physically demanding than walking at lower altitudes; however, if we are in excellent health with average physical fitness and have a positive attitude, self-confidence, and strong determination, we can accomplish this trek. Exercising and jogging regularly for some weeks before the trip is a good idea to enhance our strength and stability. Past hiking experience would be an asset but no technical skill is required for this trip. Participants with pre-existing medical conditions such as heart, lung, and blood diseases need to consult their doctor before taking the trip. It is also advised that you inform Nepal Spirit Adventure of any conditions before booking the trek to minimize the risks of altitude sickness.

    ACCLIMATIZATION

    All of Nepal Spirit Adventure’s treks are planned with a high degree of awareness of AMS (Acute Mountain Sickness), also known as altitude sickness. Going up at a higher altitude too fast causes a medical condition serious enough to kill. We understand that for a safe trek, it is essential to allow sufficient time for acclimatization. Sensible planning is therefore required to minimize the risk of AMS. Nepal Spirit Adventure’s itineraries are designed to prevent AMS as much as possible. But, it is important to remember that some visitors are more vulnerable than others. Your guides and porters will do their every bit to assist you during the entire trek.

    RE-CHARGING BATTERIES (electronic items)

    We can recharge your batteries, and devices with electricity, or solar power sources. In Nepal, 220 240 volts 50 MHZ (50 Cycles per Second) power is supplied. Just need to have a plug adaptor in case of socket fitting, which you can buy in Kathmandu before the trip since the plugs in Nepal might be different. You might have to pay a small amount of fee/hour for using recharging facilities.

     GROUP SIZE

    We organize any route of Nepal trek with a fixed departure basis or private trip, the minimum group size would be 02 maximum group size is 10 or more on request. We can also organize a private trip for a solo person with a single supplement cost. Otherwise, join our estimated group departure dates available online market or ask us for your suitable flexible dates, and we will open group dates on the same date.

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