Mt. Everest is the tallest mountain in the world at 8,848m and a trek to Everest base camp is a life-changing trip. This trek is filled with breathtaking views of some of the tallest mountains in the world and of the Himalaya range along with the culture of the Sherpas.
Our 16 day-long itinerary to Everest Base Camp is designed carefully to make sure you are adequately acclimatized and get to enjoy the views and the culture; it’s a once in a lifetime kind of trip after all. Our trek starts with a 30-35 minutes’ flight from Kathmandu to Tenzing Hillary Airport in Lukla. From Lukla, we follow the trail up the Dudh Koshi Valley to Phakding for the night. The trail takes us to Namche Bazaar the next day. Namche Bazaar is not only the hub of the Khumbu region, but it is also your first window to Everest; you get your first views of Mt. Everest here.
We acclimatize in Namche for a day. Acclimatization period is very important before going above the 3,000 m (9843 ft.) While it is a lodge trek with well-routed trails and teahouses along the way, it is not an extremely easy trek. People with average physical fitness can complete the trek with adequate acclimatization and guiding. Along the trails that lead to the Everest Base Camp, we pass through quiet and beautiful Sherpa establishments like Tengboche.
Tengboche (3860m/12664 ft.) is located on a high ridge and offers a 360-degree panorama of Everest, Lhotse-Nuptse Wall, Ama Dablam, and Kantega. The century-old Tengboche monastery adds to the serenity of the vistas. As we leave behind one Sherpa settlement for another turning the wheels on one Mani wall after another, Everest slowly starts to get closer. We acclimatize at Dingboche at 4410m/14468 ft. Before hitting and crossing the 5,000m/1644 ft. Mark.
We set foot at the Everest Base Camp (5, 365m/ 17602 ft.) on the tenth day of our trek. You can inspect the massive Khumbu icefall up close from the base camp. Excellent views of Nuptse, Pumori, Everest, and Khumbutse among other mountains can be seen. The highest point in our trek is not Everest Base Camp though; it is Kala Patthar. Kala Patthar at 5,555m/18225m is the highest point in the trek and the best vantage point in the Everest region.
You get to enjoy the unsurpassable sunrise views of Everest including a dozen or more other mountains from the top of Kala Patthar. Once we have completed our trek to Kala Patthar, we start descending. We come back to the Tenzing Hillary Airport in Lukla for a flight back to Kathmandu. Adventure Club Trek also offers other trips to the Everest region. For those who wish to complete the Everest Base Camp Trek less than two weeks, we have Everest Base Camp Trek- 14 Days and Everest Base Camp Trek-13 Days itineraries.
What is the Everest Base Camp Trek difficulty level? Can I join?
Trekking to the base camp of the highest mountain in the world, Mount Everest, is not extremely easy, but it is not unapproachable difficult as well. With adequate acclimatization which we offer in most our trip packages, an average level of physical fitness, and with the help of an experienced guide one can easily attempt the Everest Base Camp Trek. Yes, you can join. Please check out our Everest Trekking packages and contact us for further information.
Upon your arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport (KTM), you will be welcomed by a representative from Adventure Club Trek. After sorting out your custom formalities (visa and so on), you will be then transferred to your respective hotel in Adventure Club Trek’s private vehicle and give you some time to freshen up. After this, you will attend an orientation about your trek led by the trekking leader over a welcome dinner. Overnight at hotel
Today, we go on a sightseeing tour of the UNESCO World Heritage Sites in the city. We start the program after breakfast, first visiting the sacred Hindu temple of Pashupatinath. Though non-Hindus are not allowed inside the main premises of the temple we are allowed to visit the cremation site and surrounding areas. We then head to Boudhanath, considered one of the largest stupas in Asia due to the massive mandala that surrounds the main dome. The smell of Himalayan incense and locals doing kora(making clockwise rounds of the stupa) gives you a little insight on Buddhist culture. Our next stop is Swayambhunath also known as the Monkey Temple, located on top of a hill. The stupa is similar to Boudhanath, but here the stupa is surrounded by many temples and shrines. Some of the temples date back to the medieval Lichchhavi period. Our final stop is Kathmandu Durbar square which is a fine example of Newari architecture. The premises of the Durbar square house many temples and royal palaces, however, most of the temples and building were destroyed by the 2015 earthquake and are being renovated. Overnight in Kathmandu.
We will board an early morning flight from TIA to Tenzing and Hillary Airport in Lukla. Enjoy the 35 minutes flight which is considered one of the scenic flights with best views of the mountains like Everest. Our trek begins after we land in Lukla. First we will be introduced our porters and as our team loads our trekking equipment we can pass time by exploring the village. After everything is sorted we being by heading down towards the Dudh Kosi River and join the main trail to Namche Bazaar. Continue on the path to reach the village of Ghat(2,550m) and short walk from here will take us to our destination, Phakding. Overnight at a guesthouse
After breakfast we head out to Namche Bazaar following the trail that goes through pine forest alongside the Dudh Kosi River. We cross the river many times via suspension bridge during our trek.Before entering the Sagarmatha National Park we pass by Chumoa and Monjo villages. From here onwards it is a steep path to Namche Bazaar and as we climb up higher we are rewarded with spectacular views. Namche also known as the gateway to Everest houses many restaurants, hotels, bakeries, exchange services and internet cafes. Overnight guesthouse.
Today we acclimatize in Namche, the biggest town in the Khumbu region. Acclimatizing us a major contributing factor of a successful trek in the mountainsFirst, we hike up to Everest View Hotel, one of the highest placed hotel which provides a great view of the mighty Everest. On our way back we make a stop at the local museum where local flora and fauna are in display along with the history of Everest region. Our final stop would be the Syangboche Airport, unpaved airstrip only used by helicopters. If you want to further explore Namche Bazaar, you have the option of a hike to Khumjung village which approximately takes around 5-6 hours. The village is famously known for Khumjung Monastery which houses a Yeti’s scalp. Also, visit the Khumjung School built by Sir Edmund Hillary Himalayan Trust in 1961. Return to Namche for a good night’s rest
We leave Namche Bazaar behind and continue on the trail along the Dudh Kosi River. On our way to Tengboche village we pass by Phunki after which the trail steepens all the way to our destination. Upon reaching Tengboche we visit the Tengboche monastery, biggest gompa in the Everest region. The inside of the monastery is decorated with ornate wall hangings and one of the attractions is the 20 foot statue of Buddha. We will also see the monks during their prayer ceremony maybe in the evening or the next morning depending on our time of arrival in Tengboche. Overnight at guesthouse
From Tengboche we descend to Debuche passing through rhododendron and confer forest. The trek is made more exciting with the views of Everest, Ama Dablam and Lhotse. We then cross a suspension bridge over the Imja Khola after which the trail climbs up to Pangboche. We takes the upper Pangboche trail which provides better views of the Himalayas and also Pangboche Monastery. Continue climbing up to reach the traditional Sherpa village of Dingboche. The village is good viewpoint to catch amazing glimpses of Lhotse, Ama Dablam and Island Peak among others. Overnight at guesthouse .
We are above the treeline at around 4,400m in Dingboche, so it is practical to acclimatize here. To adjust to the high altitudes, a short hike is planned for the day. After breakfast we’ll head to the Chhukung valley. The day trip is 4-hour long to and fro. If you wish to hike more we also have the options to visit Island Peak Base Camp or Imja Valley. We will return to Dingboche to spend the night.
First we reach Dusa passing through the campsite of first successful Everest summiteers. After walking for 2 and half hours, we will reach Duglha(4,600m/15,090 ft.). It is advised to maintain a steady pace which plays as a major factor when you are ascending to avoid AMS. After arriving at the top of the hill, we’ll see the memorial stupas dedicated to trekkers, climbers, and Sherpas who lost their lives in accidents in the Everest region. This also marks the higher and rocky terrain of Khumbu. Along the way we catch glimpses of mountains like Nuptse, Pumori and Khumbuste among others. Overnight at guesthouse
Today is the touchdown moment as we set out foot at the Everest Base Camp. We start off on rocky terrains alongside the Khumbu glacier. We’ll pass by Gorak Shep after which it is a slow-paced but straightforward 2 and half hours glacial walk to the Everest Base Camp. Upon arrival at the Everest Base Camp, enjoy the Khumbu icefall and other glacial areas in the camp. The views of magnificent Himalaya make not only best experience and memories but great videos and photos as well. After taking enough time at the Basecamp, we return back to Gorak Shep for a good night’s sleep. Overnight at Guesthouse
Today is going to be one of the most challenging days as we trek up to the altitude of 5,500m. We start our trek to Kala Patthar before dawn to catch the sunrise on Everest. We hike uphill leading to the summit of Kala Patthar (a big black rock) from where you get the most up-close views of Everest and other surrounding mountains. It is a steady 2 and half hours hike. Once you reach Kala Patthar, you can enjoy unobstructed views of the tallest mountain in the world, Mount Everest. A 360-degree panoramic spread of mountains like Nuptse (7, 861m/ 25,791 ft.), Ama Dablam (6,812 m/ 22,350 ft.), Lobuche (6,119m/20075 ft.) and Everest will mesmerize you. Descend to Pheriche for the night’s stay. Overnight at Guesthouse
We retrace our steps back to Namche Bazar. We begin our trek from Pheriche crossing the bridge over Imja Khola slowly trekking down to Orsho. We keep going down on the trail to Pangboche crossing forests and bridges. A short climb to Tengboche is followed by a descend to PhungiTenga. Through several turns and crossing ridges above Dudh Kosi River we finally arrive at Namche. Overnight at Guesthouse.
We head back to Lukla from Namche which takes around 6-7 hours. After some ascend and descend and crossing Dudh Kosi River over several suspension bridges, we reach Lukla. Overnight at Guesthouse
This is an early morning flight back to Kathmandu which takes about 40 minutes, and you will transfer to the hotel. Getting refreshed, you will be invited for the farewell dinner in a typical Nepali restaurant hosted by Adventure Club. Overnight at hotel.
Today is an extra day separated just in case of any delays due to bad weather in Lukla. If everything goes as planned it is used as a leisure day in Kathmandu. You spend the day roaming around the capital city shopping for souvenirs or just relaxing. If you require guides we will be happy to give our services In the evening a farewell dinner is hosted by the company. Overnight at hotel
Today is the end of Everest Base Camp-16 Days Tour. Bid Farewell to your trekking companions and guides. A representative from Adventure Club Trek will drop you off to the airport according to your flight’s schedule.
If you are in any doubts about what you can achieve in life and are searching for an answer in the spiritual home of the Himalayas or if you just want to loose yourself in gods play ground and the magical beauty of Everest and the Sagamatha National Park then look no further ! With Birendra's quiet confidence he will make sure you return home with all and more that you could imagine. Under the experienced embrace of Advenure Clubs team especially Prakash and Prem who care for and watch every step with respect for all fitness abilities making sure what ever your expectation you are getting 100% pleasure and enjoyment from your experience in Nepal with them.
Thank you Birendra and your guys, It was a pleasure trekking with you and your team. They were all so helpful polite and just A1 as we trekked to EBC.
I can highly recommend Birendra as the man who will make you feel safe and make your Trek absolutely brilliant. We were luck to enjoy Birendra's sunny personality before and after our trek. He was supportive and efficient when we were in difficulty and at no time did we feel lost and alone. So once again Thank you Birendra... we have already recommended you and Adventure Club to someone.
This trek to Everest Base Camp was my first trek of any kind - and I wasn't disappointed! The location is, of course, stunning. So exciting just to be at the roof of the world. But the whole experience was enhanced by Birendra and his assistants, Prakesh and Prem. I found them to be extremely professional in relation to the organisation of the trip and, on a personal level, unfailingly helpful and courteous. I felt myself to be in very good hands, safe and well looked after. No hesitation in recommending Adventure Club.
Birendra and his team came recommended to me and I wasn't disappointed. Birendra offered help and advice leading up to our trip and he and his team inspired confidence all the way. The food and accommodation were well organised as was every aspect of our trip.
All of the group were cared for and supported the whole way. Birendra, Prem and Prakash were funny, warm, friendly and professional, knew every aspect of this trip inside out and clearly wanted to help us all achieve our goal. As for the Everest region itself.....absolutely stunning. Jaw-dropping views, snow-topped peaks, turquoise rivers, wonderful friendly, peace-loving people. The trek to Everest Base Camp is the best and most beautiful hard work I've ever done. Do not be in any doubts about joining Birendra and his team to travel wherever you are thinking of going in this region. And if you do please raise money for the Himalayan House Project and take clothes for the orphanage!!
A once in a lifetime trip to Nepal! Birendra and his team at Adventure Club looked after us brilliantly! In Katmandu they took us to some amazing sights, helping us to see a huge amount in a short period of time. Up in the mountains they got the whole team up to Everest Base Camp unscathed (no mean feat I hear) by ensuring we gradually became acclimatised to the increasingly high altitude. Because of their experience, and the expertise of the great guides (So Nam, Bhim and Kali), we had access to some of the best tea houses for sleeping and lunch. Where we needed or wanted to change our itinerary this was done quickly and with no complaints - nothing was too much effort for them. Strongly recommended if you are in Nepal for trekking, or indeed any other purpose.
London, United Kingdom
We used Adventure Club Treks for our trip to Everest Base Camp last year and I was really impressed with the service. From all the pre-trip organising and advise, with a complete itinerary up front and meeting us at Kathmandu airport, to organising trips around the city, to our exciting flight into Lukla and the 12-day trek to Everest Base Camp – everything was great, Birendra even helped us source the additional equipment like sleeping bags and walking poles for those in the group that didn’t have their own. They really looked after us and worked tirelessly to get us all to Base Camp, there were a few that suffered with altitude sickness and they quickly stepped in to organise the rescues without being over-cautious.
Birendra and his team of guides and porters were professional, but fun (we had a brilliant spontaneous snow-ball fight at about 5000m, plus lots of banter throughout the trip), accommodating and most of all patient! The tea houses we used are very basic, but that’s part of the amazing adventure that is EBC! If you want all the comforts of your western home, then you’re better off staying there. Most importantly the guides and porters are appropriately clothed and looked after too, this can’t be said of all companies operating in the region and it really is our responsibility to use reputable ones that look after their amazing people, there are too many deaths of Sherpas on that mountain for the sake of Western travel! Be responsible, not cheap!
I’d highly recommend Adventure Club Treks and hope to do another trip with them very soon – next time - the jungle and rafting, they’re definitely my go-to company in Nepal!London, United Kingdom
Birendra, the company's owner, is a real great person. We got his contact from an acquaintance. First, we didn't know what would expect us, when we came to Kathmandu. But as we arrived, he waited for us at the airport, helped us with the check in in our hotel in kathmandu, organized the trekking-permit, booked the domestic flight and i really have to say: we are so happy that we got his contact because all went really great and he is a really trustworthly person! A year is nearly over since we met him in Nepal and we still have contact. He is one of the people, why we fell in love with this country and the whole region! Thank you so much again for organizing this amazing trip! We won't forget what you've done for us!! Thank you!
Lcom Vienna, Austria
Birendra and his team lead us on an epic journey of a lifetime, from meeting and greeting us in Kathmandu, thru every step to Everest Base Camp and safely back. Birendra and his team of guides and porters were helpful, enthusiastic and amazing throughtout, from sorting out anything we asked for at Tea Houses, a multitude of questions about Nepal, the Himalayas and generally keeping up all our spirits. We also felt safe and assured that when a group member unfortunately had altitude sickness Birendra took care of them in great detail. All in all, five stars! Adventure Club - We shall be back! :)
A once in a lifetime trip to Nepal! Birendra and his team at Adventure Club looked after us brilliantly! In Katmandu they took us to some amazing sights, helping us to see a huge amount in a short period of time.Up in the mountains they got the whole team up to Everest Base Camp unscathed (no mean feat I hear) by ensuring we gradually became acclimatised to the increasingly high altitude. Because of their experience, and the expertise of the great guides (So Nam, Bhim and Kali), we had access to some of the best tea houses for sleeping and lunch. Where we needed or wanted to change our itinerary this was done quickly and with no complaints - nothing was too much effort for them. Strongly recommended if you are in Nepal for trekking, or indeed any other purpose.
Flight Delay in Kathmandu and Lukla
The unpredictability of the weather in mountain areas directly affects the flights to and from Lukla. The Twin Otter planes that are used for transport from and to Lukla are reasonably reliable in good weather conditions. But, the flights may be delayed or canceled due to technical problems and extreme weather conditions.To ensure you stay on your schedule in case the Twin Otter flight cancels or delays too far, we can charter you a helicopter. While the helicopter can fly at the visibility of 15,000m, the Twin Otters require 5,000m visibility, according to Nepal Civil Aviation rules.
You can pay for the helicopter in US cash, credit cards or traveler’ cheques directly to our Kathmandu office. We provide a receipt for the payment which you can present to claim the amount back from your travel insurance company. Helicopter charges range from a minimum of US$500 to a maximum of US$3500. Also, we recommend you land in Kathmandu a day before we start the trek. You have enough time to buy trekking gears and beat off the jet lag. Having a few days extra left after your trek is also an excellent way to ensure you don’t miss your international flight in case of difficulties during the trek which might lengthen your trip. It also gives you a way to beat the flight cancellation to or from Lukla in case of severe weather.
Note: Your safety is of the utmost concern whilst you are traveling with Adventure Club Trek. We will make every effort possible to follow the original itinerary but we reserve the right to change that itinerary if a segment of it becomes a safety issue. Certain mountain regions are remote, natural disasters can happen, weather conditions can decline and there can be illness or an injury. To avoid dangerous situations we may occasionally have to make changes to the itinerary to ensure everyone’s safety. That having been said, Adventure Club Trek will strive to provide you with the best possible trekking experience and to keep your safety our number one priority. In case, the flight delay/cancellation happens at the start of the trip and it goes so long that it disturbs your onward travel schedule, you are free to choose an alternative trip: such a trek in the Annapurna,Langtang, or any other regions.
Prior to all the treks and expeditions, Adventure Club Trek hosts a pre-trip meeting in Kathmandu. The primary purpose of the meeting is to provide an opportunity for individuals to ask questions about the forthcoming trek and to introduce other team members. The meeting covers topics as diverse as personal equipment and acclimatization and usually involves a hike and some skills training. Pre-trip meeting is very important in order to have a better preparation of the trekking.
A typical day on a trek organized by Adventure Club Trek will be exciting, informative, picturesque and lots of fun, of course! Our guides do not believe in hurrying the trekkers during the trip, they take a more leisurely approach which means you can take your time to enjoy the landscapes, take your photos and explore as much of the culture as you’d like. There are, of course, exceptions; times when guides have to hurry a team for safety reasons.
Trekking in the Himalaya is an experience like no other. Experienced, strong, qualified and friendly guides along with porters who carry your luggage make every day of this journey more pleasant for you. You have to carry your small regular daypack on trekking days. We start each day with a wake-up morning cup of tea. Then, we pack our bags and sit for a locally made wholesome breakfast before setting off for the trek.
We typically start the day’s hike around 7:00 am-8:00 am, depending on the nature of the day’s trek and duration. We sit for lunch after walking for 3-4 hours. We usually take the lunch break around midday and resume after an hour’s rest. The afternoon trek is usually 2-3 hours long meaning we reach our overnight stay before evening, so, we munch on extra dietary snacks until the dinner is ready. Once we have our dinner (around 6 pm) we are free to explore the splendor of adjacent locales.
Before going to bed, the group discusses their experience. Later, the guide will brief the group on the next day’s trip. If it is too early to go to bed for you, we can engage in some games and fun conversations. Most trekkers prefer playing cards, reading books or learning some Nepalese. We wake up and start the cycle again, refreshed for a new exploration.
The quoted costs are per person but don't include International flights if you are a single person and want to be in a group you can join our fixed departure schedule if the schedule dates are not suitable for you, please contact us, and we will be happy to customize our trips to suit your needs. If any individuals/group don't want to join our other group, we can comply with your wishes and requirements. We are ground operators Himalayan destinations and can arrange your trip to suit your dates and choices.
|Start Date||End Date||Availability||Price|
|January 20, 2019||February 04, 2019||Available||US$ 1279|
|January 23, 2019||February 07, 2019||Available||US$ 1279|
|January 26, 2019||February 10, 2019||Available||US$ 1279|
|January 30, 2019||February 14, 2019||Available||US$ 1279|