Everest Base Camp Trek

  • Trip Duration: 16 days
  • Trek Duration: 14
  • Trip Code: SHTT-103T
  • Trip Cost: $$......
  • Primary Activity: Trekking, Hiking
  • Secondary Activity: Cultural Tours in local Sherpa communities, Mind-blowing viewpoints,
  • Max. Group Size: 15 pax
  • Min. Group Size: 1 pax
  • Starts Point: Kathmandu-Lukla Flight, and trek starts
  • Ends Point: Lukla-Kathmandu flight
  • Trip Grade: Moderate
  • Max. Height: 5555m (18225 feet)
  • Trip Mode: Both lodging or Camping (As desirable)
  • Accommodation: Two Nights hotel in Kathmandu. Camp or lodge during the trek.
  • Season: Best seasons are Autumn (September to November) and Spring (March to May)
  • Other Info: Eco Friendly trek where you will witness the highest peak in the world and you will come across cultures, lifestyle, sceneries that you can see nowhere else in this world.

Trip Information

Truly blessed by the prominent magnetism, Everest Region offers wide array of treks which falls in the eastern part of the country. The higher altitudes of Khumbu to the base of Sagarmatha, walkthrough the hills of Solulets one unleash the beauty of the Himalayas. As it is fairly known that walking through the trails of Mountain Everest is one of the most fascinating treks, it lets one explore four out of six tallest peaks namely Mt. Everest, Mt. Lhotse, Mt. Makalu and Mt. Cho yu.The geographical and cultural features of this region cast a magical spell on every traveler that visits this region. This region is very popular for varieties of trails namely Everest Base camp Trekking, Kala-patthar trekking, GokyoRi trekking, Everest high pass trekking, Gokyo valley Tyangboche trekking and many more.

The trekking in Everest region is found to be the most challenging trek in Nepal because of its high altitude. This tempting region is a home for varieties of flora and fauna.Juniper, pine, firs, bamboo, birch, rhododendron are found in the lower forest region. The entire national park looks colorful with different species of plants that bloom after the rainy season in June. The best time to trek this region is from October to November and from March to May, when the weather stays at its best unleashing the wild flowers mostly rhododendrons. This region is also a terrain for many animals; they are capable of being adjusted in the chilled climate. Snow leopard, Musk deer, Himalayan black bear, mountain fix, wild yak are among the major wild animals found around the National park. Along with the plants and animals this region has numerous species of birds and reptiles. There is no doubt that this region will be a funfilled adventurous journey for you. The towering snowcapped mountains and the spectacular scenes will make the journey worth the hard walks and trails.

The most exciting place includes:
NamcheBazaar: Lying at the height of 3,446m, Namche Bazaar is the main part of Khumbu. As per the distance, this place is almost 25km far from Kathmandu. Visitors can take a flight from Kathmandu to Lukla and Syangboche in the Everest Region. This exciting trail to Everest is followed by Lukla. After the upper trek, amazing Dudhkoshi River Valley welcomes the visitors and the path leads to Namche Bazaar, which is the home for legendary Sherpa community. Thyangboche Monastery, Khunde Hospital, Sherpa village, Khumjung Hilary School marks the major attraction. Simply, Namche Bazaar is the gateway to the splendid Himalayas.

Gokyo Lake:
It is the highest valley of Everest Region and very popular among the trekkers for the panoramic view of the Himalayas. GokyoLake Trek is considered as the alternative trek to the Everest Base Camp offering the Ngozumpa Glacier. The view of tremendous ice ridge between Cho Oyu and Gyachung (2922) is one of the best features of this trek.

What is a tea house trek?
You will encounter many tea houses on your trek. A tea house is a lodge operated by the locals of a village to support their family and community. During the evenings and night the teahouses offer you beverages, food, warmth, and a chance to chat with other trekkers and locals. Teahouses are not five star hotels, but basic accommodation including breakfast, lunch, and dinner at a very affordable price. Many teahouses offer hot showers where you have to a small fee (usually around $2). Wifi and battery charge is also offered with a small fee.

What is a camping trek?
As the name suggests, a camping trek is camping, in which you will have to accommodate yourself and your companions along with the staff in tents. The tents will consist of kitchens and bedrooms. All the tedious and cumbersome tasks will be done by our staff. These kinds of treks are said to be really adventurous and fun.

Are you (Soul Himalaya Treks &Tours) authorized by the government?
Yes, we are fully authorized by the government to conduct any kinds of activities relating to trekking and traveling. All of our guides are licensed and experienced mountain guides.

Should I obtain insurance for the trek?
Yes, we insist you to take out insurance. You should have yourself insured before your arrival to Nepal and it should cover all expenses. If you need help, please don’t hesitate to ask us. Many of our trekkers have been happy with dog tag insurance. https://www.dogtag.com/

Is tipping the guides and porters compulsory?
It is not compulsory. However, it has been a common trait and the guides and porters will be expecting a small amount of tips from you. A small amount to you can hold a great essence in their life and can go a long way to help them and their families. Feel free to ask us for a suggested standard amount.

Are there any kinds of age limit for trekking in the Himalayas?
No. People under 18 should be accompanied by their parents or guardian and should have the required health ability to trek in the Himalayas.

How do I get to Nepal?
It is a really easy procedure. You will get a visa upon arrival at the international airport in Nepal. It is best to bring cash to the airport. There are times where the credit card machine is down, and this can cause travelers a huge headache. We have a completely independent article providing you with all the information you need for traveling to Nepal. Please, take a look.

Are the trekking personnel fluent in talking English?
Yes, all of our guides are fluent in English. We only provide jobs to trekking guides who have impeccable speaking skills in English and experience in the mountains. Please feel free to ask them about the environment and the Sherpa culture which you will encounter on your trek.

How long should we walk every day?
In average you will walk at least 5 hours but no more than 7 hours. It is common to begin early in the morning, have an hour rest for a lunch, and arrive at a teahouse well before sunset.

What is the best season to schedule our trek to Nepal?
Frankly speaking, Nepal is a place where you will enjoy your time throughout the year. There are no such restraints in traveling and enjoying Nepal any time in the year. However, as a whole, March-May and September-November are mostly preferred by the trekkers and travelers in Nepal.

What kind of foods will we be served during our trek?
You will be astounded with all the local and international food items you will get to choose in tea house during the trek. A typical teahouse will serve items such as rice, potatoes, curry, vegetables, dumplings, pasta, soup, and lots of local tea. All the food you will be served will be highly fresh, hygienic, energetic and organic.

Can I travel alone?
Yes, definitely. But, we suggest you to take at least one guide with you in the case of something happening. Our guides are first aid trained and are quick to recognize symptoms of possible altitude sickness and trained to prevent it from getting worse.

Can we hire trekking equipments from you?
Unfortunately, that’s a ‘no’. But, you surely can hire it from Kathmandu and we will help you. You will find equipment in Kathmandu to be much more affordable than your home countries.

What to do during any emergencies?
We understand the possibilities of any kind of emergencies and we ensure that we will do the utmost of our abilities to assist you. Everything, however, is not in our hands and there are some legal constraints too. We assure you that we will always stand besides you and help you in any possible way.

How should I dress for the trek?
Dress codes vary according to altitude of travel and duration of the trek too. Come with clothing you feel comfortable in and could wear for long periods of time. For more information please contact us, and we can provide with a gear list. We will be more than happy to assist you.

What is the maximum weight allowed on domestic flights?
The normal weight limit for domestic flights is 15 kg. If you would like to carry more than 15 kg there will be a fee.

Are all the trekking routes facilitated with efficient communication facilities?
Almost, but some parts of some trek are deprived of effective communication facilities. We ensure you that you won’t have to go 3 days without Internet or communication facilities.

What If I get sick during the trek?
Our trekking guides have attended various kinds of first aid training programs and will provide you with some general medications. If the case becomes serious, you will be taken to a local hospital or maybe back Kathmandu for treatment. Prior to the trek, please notify us with any allergies that you may have so we can best assist you.
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UPER BODY LAYERS
Walking t-shirt -2 merino wool, synthetic fabric over cotton t-shirt which is quick dry.
Sleeping t-shirt -1 it is can be cotton
Thermal base layers top -1 long sleeved t-shirt of merino wool or polyester quick dry.
Insulating layers -1 fleece that can be worn over other layers
Fleece vest optional -advisable for those who feel cold
Rain jacket -1 essential
Down jacket -1 essential its very cold up in high altitude

LOWER BODY LAYERS
Underwear - Non-cotton underwear enough for trek ( you can wash along them along the way)
Hiking trousers -2 quick dry and light weight trousers no cotton but zip offs are good and waterproof shell pants, breathable fabric
Sleeping trousers 1 light weight yoga style evening sleeping but no jeans.
Trekking shorts -1 if no zips off trousers. Below the knee for ladies.
Rain pants -1 advisable
Thermal long john 1 for evening or sleeping.

PACKS&BAGS
Daypack/backpack of 35 to 50 liters for carrying your valuables, should have good shoulder padding
Duffle bag packs 1 to store excess luggage in at hotel. But SHTT provides duffel bags for the duration of trek these are easier for the potters to carry.
Small padlocks for duffel-kit bags
One large waterproof rucksack cover (optional)

FOOTWEAR
Two pairs of hiking boots with spare laces (sturdy soles, water resistant, ankle support, “broken in”)
Two pairs of thin, lightweight inner socks
Two pairs of heavy poly or wool socks
Pair of trainers or running shoes and/or sandals.

MISCELLANEOUS ITEMS
Water bottles –one 2-liter Nalgene Bottle and one bladder.
Water purification drops - it is cheap and easy to buy in Kathmandu (piyus).
Lip balm -1 with SPF factors.
Sunglasses -1 Essential good UV protection.
Sun cream - we recommend SPF 30 or greater.
Bandana - this is useful for a variety of purposes.
Baseball cap) - protection from the sun
Warm woolen hat – it is cold in the mornings and evenings
Head torch – 1 head light is best as it leaves your hands free and bring extra batteries.
Personal first aid kit -1 includes any prescribed medication
Wash kit -1 travel item for the trek.
Instant hand sanitizer -enough for trek and alcohol based for keeping your hands clean.
Warm gloves – one thin layer and one warmer layer
Camera with charge and enough batteries for your trek
Sleeping bag 30 degree DC and Fleece sleeping bag liner
Voltage converter (from 220 to 110 ampere)
Plug adapter (2 round pegs to 2 flat pegs.)
Toilet roll and rubbish bag it is very important we don't leave rubbish in mountain.
Trekking poles optional - advisable for anyone with knee issues.
Neck warmer \Buff.

Toiletries
Medium-sized quick drying towel
Toothbrush/paste (preferably biodegradable)
Multi-purpose soap (preferably biodegradable)
Deodorant
Nail clippers
Face and body moisturizer
Female hygiene products
Small mirror
Personal Hygiene
Wet wipes (baby wipes)
Tissue /toilet roll
Anti-bacterial hand wash

Extras/Luxuries
Reading book
Trail map/guide book
Journal and pen
Travel game i.e. chess, backgammon, scrabble, playing cards (to help you pass the time at teahouses and/or camps)

A GREAT SENSE OF HUMOR AND ATTITUDE IT IS ESSENTIAL -DONT COME WITHOUT IT NAMASTE .

Cost Include

  • Airport pickups and drops in a private vehicle
  • Good hotel accommodation in Kathmandu with breakfast
  • Teahouse accommodation during the Everest base camp trek
  • All meals (breakfast, lunch and dinner) during the trek
  • Farewell dinners.
  • All ground transportation on a comfortable private vehicle as per the itinerary
  • Domestic flights (Kathmandu- Lukla -Kathmandu)
  • Guided city tour in Kathmandu by private vehicle
  • Entrance fees for sightseeing/monument visits as per the itinerary
  • An experienced, English-speaking and government-licensed trek leader and assistant trek leader (4 trekkers: 1 assistant guide)
  • Porter service (2 trekkers: 1 porter)
  • Staff costs including their salary, insurance, equipment, domestic airfare, food and accommodation
  • soul himalaya trek  bag/duffel bag, t-shirt and trekking map are yours to take
  • All necessary paperwork and trekking permits (National Park Permit, TIMS)
  • Medical kit (carried by your trek leader)
  • All government and local taxes.

Cost Exclude

  • Personal equipment for trekking
  • Personal Insurance for travel to Nepal
  • Lunch & dinner in Kathmandu
  • Emergency Rescue evacuation
  • Personal expenses
  • Tipping (Tips) for guide & porter
  • Bar & Beverage bills.

Fixed Departure Dates

Starting Date Trip Duration Single Suplementary Cost Per Person Trip Deposit Availability
2018-06-05 14 days days $ each $$1700 each $10% Book Now
2018-05-06 14 days days $ each $$1700 each $10% Book Now
2018-03-05 14 days days $ each $$1700 each $10% Book Now

Trip Itinerary

Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu. Altitude (1,350m) 
After the arrival of you're at Tribhuwan International Airport, our customer receiving member will greet with attractive preparations and will drive you up to the booked hotel from the means of your comfort. If your arrival is accurate as planned then, we will also take you to well-hygienic restaurant along with opportunity to take a short glimpse over the taste of foods, entertaining dances, etc. of different ethnic castes of Nepal and if the arrival is late then we may do this in next day. Next day morning, you will be taken to the head office and you will be told about your trekking routes, activities, destinations and their time periods briefly. Then, we will introduce you to your trekking guide.      .  

Day 02: Kathmandu Valley sightseeing and trek preparation (1,350m)
in day second , you will taken to a full day tour of Kathmandu city after your breakfast where you will be briefly told about each destination centers like about their history, area, founder, time of establishment, etc. and also your extra curiosities on certain sectors by trekking guide. You will be taken to places that are included in world heritage sites by UNESCO like Boudhanath, Swayambhunath, Pashupatinath, etc. After finishing the city tour, we will meet again to check your clothing and trekking equipment (sleeping bag, jacket and trekking boots). We will actually be spending nights also in Kathmandu

Day 03: Flight from Kathmandu to Lukla (2840m)—35 minutes, and trek to Phakding (2610m) – 3 hours
After breakfast, we will take a domestic flight to Lukla airport in a domestic airlines. This is the point from which we start our trek. The flight will take an estimated 45 minutes. The best 45 minutes of your life is accompanied by mind staggering views of Mighty Himalayas, Mt. Everest, Mt/ Kanchanjunga III, Mt. Makalu, etc. After we land in the Lukla Airport, we begin our trek. We will head towards Phakding(2610m). The trek takes about 3 hours to complete and we will stay at a local lodge in Phakding.

Day 04: Trek from Phakding to Namche (3446m) – 5 hours
This day, we will have an early start. We follow the trail provided by the Dudh Koshi river as we ascend throught the steeps and to the Namche Bazaar the headquarter of the Solukhumbu district, which is a perfect example of dream land for tourists. We will also cross the Hillary suspension bridge in our way. Along the way, we will be accompanied by high mountains, interesting Buddhist culture of the local Sherpa People, natural beauty and many more. We will stay at a local lodge or guest house in the Namche Bazaar.  

Day 05: Rest Day at Namche Bazaar
Since you and your body might have never experienced such a high altitude environment till now, you have to give your body the chance to adapt with the new environment. So, we spend this day acclimatizing to the higher elevation as altitude sickness can sometimes be quite serious and dangerous. The day will not be spent just lying around (unless you want to), but we will hike to Everest Viewpoint for a magnificent view of Mt. Everest. From here, you will see the spectacular peaks of Everest, Ama Dablam, Nuptse and many more. It is only a two hour hike to Everest Viewpoint and we will spend a few hours there enjoying the view as well as having lunch. We will return to Namche Bazaar where you can spend the afternoon exploring this delightful village. There is a lot to see here. We will spend the night in our local guest house.  

Day 06: Trek from Namche to Tengboche (3867m) – 5 hours
We start trekking after a hearty breakfast with a destination of what could be considered the spiritual center of the Everest Region: Tengboche. Here there is the highest Buddhist monastery in the world. It is a place filled with mystery and spirituality. One of the highlights is the preserved footprint of St. Milarepa, one of the most famous of the Buddhist lamas who brought Tibetan Buddhism to Nepal.  We will overnight in a mountain lodge. Trekking time is 7 hours

Day 07: Trek from Tengboche to Pheriche (4252m) – 6 hours
This day, we will trek from Tengboche to Pheriche. Today's trail takes us upwards while enjoying close-up views of the awesome and splendid high peaks of the Himalayas. We cross the Imja Khola River today and make our way to the scenic village of Pheriche where we will spend the night in a mountain lodge. Trekking time is 8 hours

Day 08: Rest Day at Pheriche
With these high elevations, it is important to let your body adjust and avoid altitude sickness. Today will be some short hikes around the village to enjoy the scenery and overlooks of the mountains.

Day 09: Trek from Pheriche to Lobuche (4910m) – 6 hours
Today, we will trek to Lobuche from Pheriche, which might take approximately6 hours. Our trek takes us upwards as we are getting nearer to EBC. There are stunning views along the way as we gain in altitude. Tonight we will spend the night at a mountain lodge in the beautiful mountain village of Lobuche.

Day 10: Trek from Lobuche to EBC (5360m) to Gorakshep (5160m) – 5 hours
Today is a big day for our trek because we reach our destination today: EBC (Everest Base Camp). We reach to the place where Sir Edmund Hillary and Sir Tenzing Norgay Sherpa made history by being the first men to climb the highest point of the world in 1953. We can't go any farther without a climbing permit, but we can explore EBC and enjoy the stunning views from this location. We will spend the night in Gorak Shep at a mountain lodge.

Day 11: Trek from Gorakshep to Kalapatthar (5545m) to EBC, return back to Lobuche – 8 hours
Today, we trek to Kalapatthar which lies at an altitude of 5545m. We reach the highest elevation today at Kalapatthar which will afford us the best view of Mt. Everest. We will spend a little time at Kalapatthar before moving on with the goal of Pheriche village where we will spend the night.

Day 12: Trek from Lobuche to Dingboche (4360m) – 4 hours
This day, we will have a short trek as we try to descend to Dingboche. On the way, we will pass through a famous sherpa village named Kyangjuma. We cross the Imja Khola River and will stop again at the monastery at Tengboche. There will be many places to see the snowcapped peaks of Ama Dablam, Nuptse, Thamserku, Lhotse as well as Mt. Everest. We will stay at a mountain lodge in Kyangjuma.

Day 13: Trek from Dingboche to Tengboche – 4 hours
Today, we continue our trek by further descending to the Village of Monjo. You will spot variety of wildlife and vegetation including the rare blue sheep, snow leopard, colorful pheasants, mountain goats and more. There are some steep places we will descend as we cross again the Dudh Koshi River and officially exit from Sagarmatha National Park.

Day 14: Trek from Namche to Lukla – 6 hours
Today is the last day of our trek as our last destination Lukla will be welcoming us through its warmthness. After reaching Lukla, we will stay at a loddge or a hotel and wait for tomorrow. Today, we will only trek for maximum of 6 hours.

Day 15: Flight back to Kathmandu – 35 minutes
We will fly early morning to Kathmandu where you will have a free day to explore the city, do some shopping or just have relax.

Day 16: Departure
Our office representatives will escort you to the airport for your connecting flight home. It's been wonderful meeting you & knowing you all of these weeks. We are sure you've had the vacation of a lifetime & we hope you will pass on your experiences to the generations to come. We will remember you & also hope you will remember us in the days ahead. Take care!!! You can place any of your complaints, recommendations or suggestions regarding any matter. NAMASTE