Nov
28

How to trek to Everest Base Camp Nepal

 Nepal Travel advice

How to trek to Everest Base Camp / Hiking to EBC / Walking to Everest Base camp 2024/2025  Organized by Nepal Guide Info Team  Kathmandu Nepal 

Mount Everest has captivated intrepid men and women since the 1920s. The exploits of legends such as George Mallory, Sir Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay put the mighty mountain on the map; thousands have followed, making huge sacrifices – many with their lives – in their own attempts to the summit.
Mount Everest and the Khumbu Glacier in Sagarmatha National Park. the trek to Everest Base Camp has become an achievable goal for people from all walks of life who want a glimpse of the world’s highest peak. In 2023, between 50,000 and 37,000 people trekked in the Everest region.
The Everest Base Camp  trek route starts in Lukla 2880m going through Phakding 2680, Namche Bazar 3440m, Tengboche 3880m, Dingboche 4440m, Dughla 4620m, Lobuche 4990m, Gorak Shep 5150m, before reaching Everest Base Camp 5364m. The return route is the same though the views are just as enjoyable as you walk in the opposite direction.
Mount Everest’s soaring summit has always attracted adventure lovers and adrenaline junkies from all over the world, and this Everest Base Camp tour also makes it possible for the regular traveler to explore this natural wonder with a highly experienced and licensed trekking guide.
 
The Everest Base Camp trek is one of the most popular treks in Nepal and Himalayas and for good reason. A breath-taking flight to Lukla airport, stunning Himalayan scenery, the world’s biggest glacier, thrilling trekking passes and warm hospitable Sherpa culture, together with hundreds of year old monasteries are some of the main attractions of the Everest Base Camp trek.
 
Trekking to the foot of the world’s highest peak Mt Everest is not easy but with some willpower and an ability to walk 6-7 hours a day plus a couple of rest days in between, it’s entirely possible. The reward for all the hardship will be majestic mountain views and pristine nature. The trek will take you through stunning landscapes, ethnic settlements, old Buddhist monasteries at Monjo, Namche, Tengpoche and Panboche, and ultimately to the midst of towering peaks including but not limited to Mt. Ama Dablam, Mt. Kang Tega, Mt. Nuptse, Mt. Thamserku, Mt. Kusum Kangaro, Mt. Pumori, Mt. Lhotse, Lobuche Peak, Island Peak, Mt. Makalu and of course the breathtaking Mt. Everest itself towering to an altitude of 8,850 meters.
 
Everest’s daunting summit soars so high that trekking to its base camp (17,590′) is still an adventure of the highest sort. Join Nepal Guide Info Team, ( Nepal Planet Treks and expeditions’ )on a12/13/14days -day Himalayan Mountain trail trek to Everest’s Southern Face Base Camp through some of the world’s most spectacular mountain scenery. Spend two days discovering the historic treasures of Kathmandu. Stay in villages set against soaring, jagged pinnacles; get to know the unique culture of the Sherpa’s; and walk trails lined with mani stones, engraved with Tibetan Buddhist prayers. Discover remote mountain monasteries and learn about the Sherpa’s’ spiritual perspective on the mountains they call home.

How do I get to Lukla to start the trek?
Flights run multiple times daily between Kathmandu and Lukla, taking around 30 minutes or Ramechhap its take 20 minutes . During high season however you may have to drive five hours from Kathmandu to Ramechhap airport to catch your Lukla flight there.

It’s also possible to fly or drive to Phaplu and walk two days to Lukla from there, or walk from Shivalaya to Lukla in six/seven days as an excellent per-trek warm-up.

Do I need any permits?
You will need to buy an Everest region permit (US$20)  or 2000 Nepali rupees at Lukla, as well as a Sagarmatha National Park entry ticket (US$30) 3000 Nepali Rupees at Monjo. Currently that’s all you need.

How much does the Everest Base Camp trek cost?
For a room in a lodge and three meals a day, figure on US$25–230 per person per day, a bit more if you want a room with a private bathroom and the occasional slice of apple pie. Add on another US$4/7 every time you want a shower. Figure on an additional US$25 per day for a porter, and US$30–40 for a guide, and budget 10–15% of that fee for an end-of-trip tip.

You’ll pay a bit more to have a Kathmandu-based trekking company arrange your entire trek, and a lot more for the convenience and backup of an international trekking tour.

Outline Itinerary for EBC Hike

Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu (1,350m/4,428ft)
Day 02: Kathmandu: Sightseeing and trek Preparation
Day 03: Fly to Lukla, trek to Phakding (2,651m/8,700ft): 40 minutes flight; 8km, 3 – 4 hours trek
Day 04: Phakding to Namche Bazaar (3,438m/11,280 ft): 11km, 5 – 6 hours
Day 05: Acclimatization Day – Namche Bazaar: (3,440m/11,284ft)
Day 06: Namche Bazaar to Tengboche (3,870m/12,694ft): 10km, 5- 6 hours
Day 07: Tengboche to Dingboche (4,360 m/14,300 ft): 9km, 5 – 6 hours
Day 08: Dingboche: Acclimatization
Day 09: Dingboche to Duglha (4,600 m/15,090 ft): 4km, 3 – 4 hours
Day 10: Duglha to Lobuche (4940 m/16,207 ft): 4km, 2 – 4 hours
Day 11: Lobuche to Gorak Shep (5170 m/16,961ft), visit Everest Base Camp (5364 m/17,594 ft): 13km, 6-7 hours
Day 12: Gorak Shep to Kala Patthar (5,545m/18,192ft) to Pherice (4,288m/14,070ft): 16km, 7-8 hours
Day 13: Pheriche to Namche Bazaar (3,440m/11,280 ft): 20km, 6 – 7 hours
Day 14: Namche Bazaar to Lukla (2,860m/9,186ft): 19km, 6 – 7 hours
Day 15: Fly to Kathmandu
Day 16: Final departure