Everest Base Camp Trek

Everest Base Camp (EBC) Trek is an adventure of a lifetime; it’s more than just a trek, it is the journey above the clouds. The EBC lies in the core of Khumbu Valley. Khumbu Valley itself is the great tourist destination for the tourist around the globe. EBC is the stunning terminus for those who wish to see spectacular view of entire Mount Everest just so near to them. Mount Everest, the highest peak in the world with an elevation of 8,848m. Mount Everest was named after Sir George Everest, and it is also called as Sagarmatha popularly in Nepal. 

Trail begins from Lukla (2,828m), lukla is busy town located in khumbu region. Khumbu region is homeland of mighty Sherpa and mysterious Yeti. Peaks like AmaDablam (6,812), Lhotse (8516), Makalu (8,463), Pomari (7,161),Nuptse (7,855) and other high peaks are standing tall to welcome you to this region. Couple of weeks of your lifetime would be the best time to discover mammoth landscapes, Sherpa - Tibetan cultures and obviously high altitude. This is by far the best places of world for those who adore nature and breathtaking gifts from the nature.

The EBC trek follows the trail along with DudhKoshi River elevating along with the forest of Rhododendron. On the way it is highly likely that you can see several endangered species like Blue Sheep and Musk Deer. This region is home to snow leopard, most of the time they are not in your close proximity. Different species of birds like Himalayan Pheasant, Danphe and Munal will be seen during this journey. Continuing the journey, we will reach to Namche Bazaar.

Namche Bazaar (3500m) is the stop point for trips to Everest and other peaks in this zone. This town is popular with trekkers especially for altitude acclimatization. This small town is above the altitude sickness threshold therefore most trekkers prefer to spend at least two nights to acclimatize. 

The route continues from Namche Bazaar via Imja Khola River to the valley below Everest. Following the traditional route via Lobuche and GorakShep the trail takes to the destination; The Everest Base Camp.

After reaching the EBC, we then climb Kalapatthar, to explore the panoramic views of Mt. Everest and Other Himalayas. It’s the best feeling to feel Mount Everest right in front of your eyes, the sensation are simply magnificent.  

Upon your arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport, Kathmandu, our company representative will meet and welcome you to Nepal and then you'll be transferred to your confirmed hotel. Once you finish the check-in procedure, you can rest & relax at the hotel. Later you will be accompained by the office staff for a short tour of Thamel to make you familiar with some good restaurants, ATMs, money changer and other necessary places you might need during your stay in Thamel.

After morning breakfast Wongchhu Peak Promotion will introduce you with your tour guide and he will pick you from respective hotel for an interesting tour of Swayambhunath Stupa located on a hill top, with fabulous views of Kathmandu city, green hills that surrounds the valley and of high snow capped mountains.

Swayambhunath one of the oldest historical sites listed in world heritage of more than 2,5000 years old Buddhistreligious complex with huge dome shape stupa with four mystical eyes of Buddha overlooking four directions North, South, East and West. After an impressive tour visiting the monastery and small chapels this place surrounded with green forest with many monkeys around and this place is also known as “Monkey Temple”.

Next nice tour leads towards east of Kathmandu city at Pashupatinath Temple area, tourist or non Hindu are not allowed inside the main temple, however one can overlook the temple from the bank of Bagmati river the holy and famous Shiva temple with golden pagoda tier roofs and four silver doors surrounded with lovely forest with many monkeys around. This place is flooded in the mid February on Shiva Ratri (birth anniversary of lord Shiva). Nearby on the opposite bank of the river funeral and cremation takes places for all Hindu religion.

Then after drive towards north east reaching at Bouddhanath Stupa also called as “Little Tibet” due to strong Tibetan influence in culture, traditions and Buddhist religion, Bouddhanath a huge dome with tow tier where one can walk up near the top with nice views of surrounding Bouddhanath area with shop, stores, restaurants and monasteries.

After a fascinating and lovely historical and cultural tour return back to respective hotels. Then take rest for a while and in evening you will meet with your trekking guide and representative from Wongchhu Peak Promotion (WPP) office for short briefing before your trip because you should know all the essential factors and places before going to the trek. 

Finally, day ends with a Authentic Nepalese Dinner in Nepali Cultural Restaurant.

The next day, you need to be well prepared for the trek. Flight leave at the crack of dawn from Kathmandu domestic airport and check-in is even earlier. Lukla is situated at the altitude of 2880m you need to get to the domestic airport of Kathmandu in order to fly to the Lukla. It takes around 35 to 40 minute flight from Kathmandu to Lukla. After such a literally breathtaking flight, it is pretty normal to feel slightly fuzzy in the head on arrival in Lukla. Most people take tea, a second breakfast or lunch before setting out. There is no great rush to reach Phakding. The trek can be done in 4 hours or so.

The trail passes through Choplung (2660m) and Nachi Pang, with its magnificent view of the snowy peak of Kusum Kanguru. The sprawling village of Ghat has a small monastery. Phakding village has lodges on either bank of the Dudh Koshi. Phakding monastery, high above on the west side, is best visited on the return to Lukla . Overnight in Lodge. 

In the fourth Day, early in the morning after having breakfast you will have a walk through a magnificent forest of Rhododendron with unimaginable views of the river side. From Phakding the trail climbs and contours through pleasant pine forest. The next village, Bengkar (2630m), is well known for its apple pies. The route climbs to Monjo (2835m) and the entry check post for the Sagarmatha National Park. From Jorsale (2740m) it’s all up, with a glimpse of Everest as the trail climbs to Namche (3440m).This beautiful trek will take around 6/7hours from Phakding and end at Namche Bazaar. This is normally one of the harder days on the trek, not because of the particularly different terrain, but because it’s the first critical day in which altitude plays a part. Overnight in Lodge.

 

Everyone should take a rest day in Namche to adjust to the altitude. Namche Bazaar is a very famous place for sight-seeing of Mt. Everest and all Himalayan ranges as well as wonderful sunrise and sunset, not only that it is also famous for a local museum. So early in the morning after having breakfast you will walk around one and a half hour to have a wonderful Everest view and sunrise.

After a few hours back to the hotel you will take some rest. Then in the evening, you will enjoy the beauty of Namche village and lively markets, where you will get unimaginable hospitality from the local people. Then you will visit the local museum and in the museum, you will get chances to see native’s flora and fauna as well as about the history of Mt. Everest. Overnight in Lodge.

 

There are several routes from Namche to Tengboche. The next trek destination is to Tengboche and it takes almost 5-6 hours to reach the destination. Tengboche is one of the well-known traditional places and it is famous for its Tibet Buddhist monasteries with Sherpa religion and lots monks as well. You will start your treks early in the morning around 8 am, during your journey you will have remarkable views of Mt. Everest, Nuptse, Lhotse, Cholatse, Kantaiga, AmaDablam and Thamserku. You will also enjoy with great Tibet Buddhist monasteries along with Sherpa religion. Buddhist monasteries will open every day at 4o’clock in the evening that every tourist will welcome over there and tourists will enjoy best worship and meditations. And finally, you will have wonderful sunset views from there. Overnight in Lodges.

 

Dingboche is famous for the most beautiful trails with outstanding views of the enormous Mountain and deep valley. It is situated at the altitude of 4,481m. From the very beginning of the trek, you will explore the natural scenarios of the place. Whole day trek will be filled with forests of verities of lush trees such as birch, conifers,and rhododendron.

On the way most of the time you will get chance to meet lots of yaks. This charming trail will continue to dip down to Devuche by crossing the Imja River until you reached to Dingboche. There you will see Himalayan Rescue Association Trekkers and medical assistance in the hotel and let you know about the high altitude information. 

It is very important to spend an additional night at Dingboche to aid the acclimatization process. Many trekkers are happy to spend the day exploring Dingboche but there are several interesting day hikes in this area. One enjoyable short walk is the hour long climb past prayer flags and chortens to Nangkartshang Hermitage, a collection of retreats built around the meditation cave of Sange Dorje, on the ridge north of Dingboche.

The trail continues up the hillside for another 90 minutes to a viewpoint at 5070m that offers fantastic views north to Cholatse (6443m) and Taboche (6542m) south to the lakes at the foot of Ama Dablam and east to Chhukung and Makalu (8463m), the fifth- highest mountain in the world. Throughout the journey, trekkers will simultaneously follow the invaluable suggestion of WPP guides. Trekkers will stay overnight in the Dingboche.

 

From here onward, the trek will move more gradually be more challenging, due to the higher altitude. We’ll pass Dungla (Thukla), but not before a tough, steep walk to the top of a high hill. At the top hill small chorten can be seen. It is a memorial stupas dedicated to the climbers and trekkers who lost their lives to Everest over the years. The next part of our adventure brings over craggy mountain terrain to Lobuche, a small settlement with amazing views of Mt. Lobuche, Mt. Pumari and the Nuptse. Prepare to snuggle up for a cold night, as we are now almost three miles above sea level and the evenings can be downright chilly! Overnight in Lobuche.

The first section of the trail from Lobuche follows the narrow gap between the glacial moraine and the mountain wall, past the turn-off to the Italian Pyramid. You need to trek almost 2 hours to reach Gorkshep which is situated at the altitude of 5,164m. During the journey, you will have beautiful views of Mt .Everest, Pumori, and other so many Himalayan ranges. In the Gorkshep, you will take delicious lunch and hike for Kalapathar (5644m) if the weather is clear. Kala Pathar hill provides perhaps the best view of Mt. Everest in the Nepal Himalaya. Mornings are usually sparkling clear, and this is the best time to make a ascent. For many people this is the highlight of their trek, but cloud can roll in quickly, obscuring the peaks. After wonderful views you get back to Gorakshep and overnight in Gorakshep Lodge. 

 

From Gorakshep the Trail ducks around Boulders, rocky clumps and the huge moraine of the Khumbu Glacier to Everest Base camp (5364m). You need to trek around 4 hours to reach Everest Base Camp from Gorkshep, where you can enjoy the spectacular views of the Khumbu Icefall from the world renowned Mt. Everest Base Camp. 

 

After proper exploration and enjoyment in Kalapthar and EBC, you need to trek back to Pheriche .You can take your time over downhill stroll to Pheriche. Continue to down the moraine to Thukla and drop to the bridge over the gushing stream that flows out of the glacier. Pheriche has good lodges and the HRA clinic with a team of doctors, oxygen supplies and Gamow bags in season. And you will stay overnight in the Pheriche. 

 

The trail heads back to lower Pangboche. There are various mani walls and Chorten overlooked by Ama Dablam. The path decends to cross the Imja Khola and climbs into wispy forests of Juniper. The small settlement of Deboche houses a few people with a number of comfortable lodges. The final short but steep climb comes to the famous monastery at Tengboche(3860m). Tengboche is the spiritual center of the Khumbu. An Eco Museum center near the monastery promotes the centre and raises money for the training of monks. Overnight in Tengboche. 

 

Crossing on yet another suspension bridge, we climb up the opposite side of the valley to reach the contouring path leading back through Namche Bazaar. A steep descent for down Namche Hill leads to the suspension bridge crossing the Dudh Kosi River and the small village of Monjo. Monjo a quieter place to stay than Namche, it also means our porters have a less strenuous walk back to Lukla tomorrow. Over night in Monjo. 

 

Retracing our steps along the east bank of the Dudh Kosi we make our final ascent down to Lukla, arriving sometime in the middle of the afternoon, affording ample time to relax and enjoy the feeling of a job well done. Lukla itself is a thriving community that is an eclectic mix of Sherpas, trekkers and soldiers and makes for a fascinating place to explore at the end of the trek. Overnight in Lukla. 

 

After having breakfast we head toward airport for our flights. The terminal building is extremely cold; drinks and snacks are limited. The flight is exciting – once you have taken after off hurtling down into the void. After the plane has missed the hillside below Number Peak and dodged over the lamjura pass, it’s on to Kathmandu. Then you will be picked by Wongchhu Peak Promotion representatives at Domestic airport. Overnight in Hotel.

 

Leisure day at Kathmandu followed by farewell dinner & celebration. Leisure day at Kathmandu followed by farewell dinner & celebration. You can ask your guide to take you on a sightseeing trip inside Kathmandu Valley. On this day you can go to the various museums around the valley including the Narayanhiti Museum which earlier used to be the residence of the last king of Nepal. You may also go to the hilltop of Nagarkot. After some sightseeing around the world heritage sites in the valley, you will have a farewell dinner and enjoy with your Nepali friends and guide. You might even make plans for extending your stay for Chitwan jungle safari, rafting activities, and more with your guide.

Finally it’s SEE OFF TIME. There is nothing to do but trade emails with your travel companions and organize your photos. You will be picked from Hotel by representatives of Wongchhu Peak Promotion staff and dropped at Tribhuvan International Airport 3 hours earlier than your flight time with a hope to see you again. On your way home you'll have plenty of time to plan your next adventure in the wonderful country of Nepal.

  • Airport – Hotel transfers in KTM,
  • Hotel in KTM for 2nights pre and two nights post trek, including breakfast on double occupancy,
  • City tour of Boudhanath,Pashupatinath and Swyambhunath before trip,
  • Transportation, tour guide and entrance tickets during city tour,
  • Flight from KTM –LUKLA -KTM,
  • Everest National park entrance fees,
  • Teahouse trekking accommodations,
  • Boiled water, tea, Fruits, coffee, including all food– water bottles throughout,
  • Guides & porters during trek,
  • Duffel bag with both Wongchhu Peak Promotion and trekking map,
  • Daily dispatches on wppnepal.com,
  • Salary & insurance for all Nepali staff,
  • Tips for driver, bell boy, airport helper, tour guide,
  • Welcome & Farewell Dinners with Alcohol.
  • Meals in Kathmandu (except welcome and farewell dinner),
  • Extra night accommodations in Kathmandu because of early arrival, late departure, early return from mountain (due to any reason) than the scheduled itinerary,
  • If required to change from airplane to helicopter flight to/from Lukla (i.e. weather) , additional costs will be shared by clients, 
  • Beverages and alcoholic drinks on trek - Personal trekking equipment,
  • All personal expenses, including Nepal Visa (for country entrance),
  • Personal medical and evacuation insurance,
  • All other additional charges for additional services, including recommended TIP,
    Additional tips for tour guide, others as one sees fit,
  • Personal purchases



Equipment

Quantity

Waterproof Hiking shoes

1 pair

Changing shoes / sandal

1 pair

Shocks

3 pairs

Warm trousers

2 piece

Warm pants

2 pairs

T – shirts

5 piece

Long underwear

1 pair

Sweater

1 piece

Warm fleece Jacket

1 piece

Baseball hat

1 piece

Warm hat

1 piece

Waterproof pant and jacket

1 pair

Good gloves for trek and climb

2 pair

Sleeping bag

1 piece

Personal back pack

1 piece

Duffel bag

1 Piece

Sun glass

1 piece

Sun block cream

1 piece

Head lamp / torch

 

Water  bottle -1 liter bottle

2 piece

Trekking poles

1 pair

Tooth brush and tooth paste

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Extra  batteries for head lamp/ torch and camera

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Extra film rolls/ memory cards (if digital camera )

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Battery charger ( if digital camera)

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Towel

1 piece

Lip guard

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Personal first aid kits

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Rain coat

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Trip-Code: WPP-001-EBC
Destination: Nepal
Region: Everest Khumbu Region
Altitude: 5380 M
Season: Spring/Autumn
Difficulty: Moderate
Accommodation: Hotel & Tea House
Duration: 18 Days

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