Classic Everest Base Camp Trek

An experience of a lifetime standing beneath towering Mt. Everest & Khumbu Ice falls

Trip Facts

  • Destination: Nepal
  • Trip Difficulty: Moderate
  • Group Size: Minimum 2 - 10 in Group
  • Min Age: +10
  • Trip Type: Lodge Trek
  • Max Elevation: 5,545m | 18,193ft

Highlights

  • Explore the world heritage site on a city sightseeing tour in Kathmandu.
  • Amazing mountain flight from Kathmandu to Lukla.
  • Visit old Sherpa historical villages and Buddhist monuments along the Everest journey.
  • Learn the lifetime experience of 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 experienced trekking with a local guide and porter.

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 then 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 cancel 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 Thyangboche 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 2022/2023

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 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 Tribhuwan 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. 

  • Accommodation: 3 Star Hotel
  • Location: Kathmandu
  • Altitude: 1,315m | 4,314ft
  • Transportation: Airport Pick Up

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
  • Accommodation: 3 Star Hotel
  • Location: Kathmandu
  • Altitude: 1,315m | 4,314ft
  • Transportation: Private Vehicle

As per 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 then board a small aircraft for a scenic short of 30 minutes to land at Lukla 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 walk starts accompanied by our native porters, beginning with a pleasant start on downhill past Lukla town to reach at 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
  • Accommodation: Lodge | Teahouse
  • Location: Phakding
  • Altitude: 2,652m | 8,699ft.
  • Walking Hours: 3-4 Hours | 8Km.
  • Transportation: By Air

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
  • Accommodation: Guest House
  • Location: Namche Bazaar
  • Altitude: 3,440m | 11,287ft
  • Walking Hours: 5-6 Hours | 10-12Km.

Today is a very important rest day for acclimatization before hiking to EBC. As you will be walking beyond 4,000 meters in the next few days, it’s essential to prepare your body for high altitude and thin air. Your trekking guide will take you on a hike up to the hills above Namche. You visit the settlement of Shyangboche and the stunning Hotel Everest View. A brainchild of a Japanese entrepreneur, this is one of the world’s highest hotels. Enjoy jaw-dropping views of Ama Dablam, Mount Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse, Thamserku, Khumbila, and Kwangde from the hotel’s sundeck. Later head down to Namche and visit the Sherpa Culture Museum and Everest Photo Gallery

  • Meals: B, L, D
  • Accommodation: Guest House
  • Location: Namche Bazaar
  • Altitude: 3,440m | 11,287ft
  • Walking Hours: 4 Hours | 3-4Km.

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
  • Accommodation: Lodge | Teahouse
  • Location: Tengboche
  • Altitude: 3,867m | 12,684ft.
  • Walking Hours: 4-5 hours | 10-11Km.

Morning views of Everest and magnificent Ama-Dablam, walk leads downhill for few hours to the bridge over Imjatse River, after the bridge walking on the open country where the tree lines disappear only for 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
  • Accommodation: Lodge | Teahouse
  • Location: Dingboche
  • Altitude: 4,350m | 14,271ft.
  • Walking Hours: 5-6 hours | 11-12km.

Spending a day in Dingboche will help us to acclimate to the high altitude. Instead of staying idle, we climb a ridge located behind the village and see six of the world’s tallest peaks including Lhotse, Makalu, and Cho Oyu. Furthermore, we can also admire Cholatse and Taboche peaks. On our northwest we see more Himalayan peaks rising above the Khumbu Khola Valley. Among those peaks, Lobuche West, Lobuche East, and Lhotse are the most dominant. From another location on the ridge, we can also admire the picturesque Imja Khola Valley and the beautiful Dingboche village overnight at Dingboche.

  • Meals: B, L, D
  • Accommodation: Lodge | Teahouse
  • Location: Dingboche
  • Altitude: 4,350m | 14,271ft.
  • Walking Hours: 2-4 hours

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
  • Accommodation: Lodge | Teahouse
  • Location: Lobuche
  • Altitude: 4,931m | 16,177ft.
  • Walking Hours: 5-6 hours | 11-12km.

The trek to Everest Base Camp is not very difficult however, we ascend and descend mostly on a glacier path. There is also a lot of meandering on rough terrains. As we reach the base camp, we enjoy the incredible melt patterns and admire the gently rounded ice towers on the upper part of the Khumbu glacier. The Everest Base Camp is stunningly beautiful. We can enjoy amazing views of Nuptse, Khumbuste, and Pumori mountains from the base camp. After soaking in the beauty, we walk back towards Gorak Shep where we spend the night. Overnight in Gorak Shep.

  • Meals: B, L, D
  • Accommodation: Lodge | Teahouse
  • Location: Gorakshep
  • Altitude: 5,364m | 17,594ft.
  • Walking Hours: 6-7 hours | 14-15km.

We wake up early for the walk-up to Kala Patthar. It is dark outside with cold temperatures and most likely chilly winds. We walk on a fairly steep trail at a comfortable pace. As we are climbing up the hill we can see Lingtren, Khumbutse, and Changtse mountains. The view from the summit is outstanding. We can see the world’s tallest mountain Everest along with other mighty Himalayan peaks. After spending some time at the summit of Kala Patthar, we walk back to Gorak Shep which is relatively easier than hiking up to Kala Patthar. Trekkers who visit the Everest Base Camp today will have an early breakfast as the hike up to the Everest base camp takes longer than the hike to Kala Patthar. After returning to Gorak Shep, both groups will have lunch together. After lunch, we descend to Pheriche to spend the night. Overnight in Pheriche.

  • Meals: B, L, D
  • Accommodation: Lodge | Teahouse
  • Location: Pheriche
  • Altitude: 4,288m | 14,070ft.
  • Walking Hours: 5-6 hours | 13-14km.

Return journey easier on losing altitude every few hours, walking downhill with few short ups to Pangboche and then to the bridge before a steep 2 hours climb back to Tengboche through lovely forest, from here descend to Imjatse river and then a steep climb for an hour to Sanasa with a gradual path with short ups and downs to Namche Bazaar for an overnight stop.

  • Meals: B, L, D
  • Accommodation: Guest House
  • Location: Namche
  • Altitude: 3,440m | 11,287ft.
  • Walking Hours: 6-7 hours | 14-15km.

Morning walks on the best pleasant path most of the way reaching Phakding from here retracing the walk back to Lukla with the last climb for an hour, on reaching Lukla celebration with fellow trekkers and staff.

  • Meals: B, L, D
  • Accommodation: Guest House
  • Altitude: 2,840m | 9,318ft.
  • Walking Hours: 6-7 hours

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 before returning to your hotel to spend the night.

  • Meals: Breakfast
  • Accommodation: 3 Star Hotel
  • Location: Kathmandu
  • 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
  • Accommodation: 3 Star Hotel
  • Location: Kathmandu
  • Altitude: 1,315m | 4,314ft.

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.

  • Meals: Breakfast
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Cost Details

  • Airport Arrival and Departure Transportation Service: International and domestic arrival and departure transportation by private vehicle.
  • Hotel in Kathmandu: 4-nights in 3-star hotel accommodation in Kathmandu with breakfast: 2-night before and 2-night after the classic Everest base camp trekking.
  • Kathmandu City Sightseeing Tour: Guided city tour in Kathmandu by private vehicle with inclusive entrance fees for such temples and monasteries.
  • Domestic Flight Fare: Flight from Kathmandu to Lukla to Kathmandu.
  • Accommodation in Trekking: Lodge | Teahouse | Guesthouse along with the classic ebc trekking.
  • Trekking Food: Hygienic meals 3 times a day inclusive in the trip package- Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner.
  • Trekking Route Permit: All the entrance trekking route permits are included.
  • Trekking Guide: An experienced English-speaking government-licensed local trek guide inclusive of his daily wages such as Salary, trek equipment, domestic airfare, insurance, food, and accommodation along with the trekking.
  • Trek Assistant Guide: 5 trekkers: 1 assistant trek guide inclusive of his daily wages such as food, accommodation, insurance, equipment, and airfare.
  • Trekking Porter: 2 trekkers: 1 trek porter inclusive of daily wages such as food, accommodation, insurance, and equipment.
  • Trekking equipment: Duffel bag, down jacket, and sleeping bag  (to be returned after trip completion).
  • First-aid: Medical kit (carried by your trek leader).
  • Taxes: All government and local taxes.
  • Nepal Visa Fee: You can get a Nepal visa at the arrival entry point and require to make the payment of visa cost: 15 days cost-30 USD, 30 days visa cost- 50 USD, and 90 days visa cost125 USD.
  • International Flight: International airfare to and from Kathmandu.
  • 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 in Kathmandu: Extra night accommodation and food in Kathmandu because of early arrival, late departure, early return from mountain (due to any reason) than the scheduled itinerary.
  • Personal Trekking and Travel Insurance: It is a top compulsory for every trekker's Travel and rescue insurance.
  • Personal Trekking Expenses: Personal expenses such as phone calls, internet, laundry, bar bills, battery recharge, extra porters, bottle or boiled water, shower, etc.
  • Personal Trekking Equipment: Personal trekking equipment should be well packed before starting the trek to the classic Everest base camp at 5,364m.
  • Tipping: Tips for guides and porters.

Dates & Prices

Departure note

All our published dates are guaranteed departures. If the dates don’t match your travel plans, we are more than happy to create your desired date. 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  
30 Nov, 2022 - 15 Dec, 2022AvailableUS$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 then will be suitable to drink. You can buy boiled water from every lodge, boiled water, and sealed packed water costs $1-2$ dollars per letter and its cost also depends on where we are from the sea level. So, you need to prepare and packed the extra cost for all the table drinks.

EXPERIENCE REQUIRED

The Classic Base Camp Trek is a moderate trek suitable for passionate walkers who have the ability to 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 successfully. Exercising and jogging regularly for some weeks prior to 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. It is vital for participants with pre-existing medical conditions such as heart, lung, and blood diseases 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 in assisting 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. Else, join our estimated group departure dates available online market or ask us for your personal suitable flexible dates, and we will open group dates on the same date.

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