Everest Base Camp Trek Route, Facts, Highlights, Weather, Permit, Cost, Itinerary

Everest Base Camp Trek Route, Facts, Highlights, Weather, Permit, Cost, Itinerary

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Everest Base Camp Trek is one of the most fascinating trek to do while you are here in Nepal. Mount Everest is potentially the first thing that stands apart right into your suggestions as you envision Nepal. Mount Everest is the highest possible height top over water level. It lies within the Mahalangur Himal sub-range of the Himalayas. The Mount Everest's elevation is of 8,848.86 metres (29,031.7 ft) which was lastly embeded in the year 2020 by Chinese along with Nepali authorities. The top of Everest that is the acme in the world is a desire that climbers from all over the world have been awaiting for many years. Mount Everest is likewise known as Chomolungma (Goddess Mom of the Snows) in Tibetan. Mount Everest's Nepali name can be described as Sagarmatha (Mother of the Universe). 

Mount Everest has two base camps, South Base Camp and North Base Camp. The South Base Camp falls on Nepal's side with altitude of 5,364m(17,598ft) whereas, North Base Camp falls on China's side with altitude of 5,150m(16,900ft). The base camps are primary campgrounds at the base of Mount Everest that are made use of by mountain climbers throughout their climb and also descent; they are additionally gone to by hikers. On South Base Camp, the materials are supplied by using porters and with help of himalayan animal, Yak. Whereas in North Base Camp, the materials are supplied through paved roads. 

Highlights of Everest Base Camp Trek
View the sunlight set on Everest at Kala Patthar, likewise known as the Everest point of view
Take a flight to Lukla's high - altitude Hilary Tenzing Airport
Use the acclimatization days to gain an understanding concerning the daily life of the Sherpas
Go across Sagarmatha National Park with its distinctive plants as well as animal

Everest Base Camp Trek Travelling Facts 
Destination: Everest Base Camp
District: Solukhumbu
Difficulty: Moderate to Difficult
Duration: 14 days

Everest Base Camp Trek Route

Everest Base Camp Trek starts after landing to Lukla Airport. The lengthy trek via the Khumbu Area begins, as well as the destination of the day is Phakding. The joy of travelling is not in attaining the destination, but instead in enjoying the spectacular surroundings along the course. In the process you'll pass through regular Sherpa villages, sensational landscapes, rich forests, and you will certainly go across a number of suspension bridges. The following day, you'll trek to Namche Bazaar as well as see the massive hill rising to the sky in its grandeur. While we continue our trip to get to Sagarmatha National Park, where we can acquire authorizations to proceed our hike.

We'll continue our EBC trekking till we reach Namche Bazaar, which is the portal to Mount Everest. One of the most prominent stop-overs amongst Phakding along with Namche Bazar (3,440 m/11,286 ft) are Tok Tok, Benkar, Jorsalle and also Monjo. These villages all have large stones that are carved with Buddhist script. The trip takes us over many suspension bridges with top notch suspension as we head towards Namche Bazaar. After a back-breaking uphill walk to Namche Bazaar now, you have acquired a significant elevation and it is necessary to readjust.

From Namche Bazaar we continue our trip in the direction of Tengboche which is one more Khumbu area prize. The well-known Tengboche Abbey lies at the altitude of 3,867m. The ambience is peaceful, serene as well as perfect for prayer as well as meditation. It is a trek towards Dingboche (4,410m/14,470ft) as well as where we can see the whole Himalayan ranges of the Khumbu area, consisting of Lhotse (8,516m/27,940ft), Nuptse (7,861m/25,791ft), Makalu (8,485m/27,838ft), Cho Oyu (8,189m/26,867ft), Ama Dablam (6,812m/22,349ft) and also many others.

As we come close to everest base camp, you'll slowly reach greater degrees. Within the Dingboche area, you'll have the ability to see buckwheat, barley and potato fields that are surrounded by stones walls. When you get to Lobuche as well as past, you can locate the memorial park over Thukla pass. Lobuche is located around 8.5 km to the southwest to EBC. Everest Base Camp Trekking provides an unequalled sight from the summit. Before reaching EBC the walk will take you up to Gorak Shep. At Gorak Shep, you will certainly stroll along the Khumbu Glacier till you get to Everest Base Camp.

We'll remain in the Everest Base Camp in the lap of the world's highest mountain. It is not likely that you will ever before have the ability to see Mount Everest from this close proximity. It's most likely to be the greatest elevation you'll reach in your life time. The next day, you'll hike to Kala Patthar to see the awesome sunset that kisses Mount Everest. After admiring the amazing views for some time then you'll descend in the direction of Namche Bazaar. While you exist you could detect wild animals such as pheasants or mountain goats, musk deer or snow leopards.

We will return to Phakding from Namche Bazaar. Given that it's downhill so it shouldn't be difficult to stroll. From Phakding after that you follow up the Dudh Koshi River as well as take on an uphill trip to Lukla. Now we have reached the point where our Everest Base Camp Trek package is close to being over. This is the last walk of this trek. The following day, you'll be returning to Kathmandu.

Best time to Trek Everest Base Camp
Vacationers, mountain climbers that are expert, as well as the citizens travel as much as Base Camp throughout the year. There are nonetheless variations in the periods. One of the most convenience to trek is either in the spring or the Fall. Normally, during these times the skies is clear from sunset up until dawn. The clear, azure skies use impressive photos.

The Spring season (Feb - June) is amongst one of the most suitable periods when you can travel towards EBC. As the monsoon decreases the perfect hiking weather condition starts to arise and the majority of travelers make their means in the direction of EBC in this duration. The temperature level can reach 20 levels during the daytime, and then drops to 5 levels at night. It is the excellent time to value the view.

In the Autumn season (Sep - Nov) the temperatures get cooler and also as the season proceeds, snowfall starts to make EBC walking more difficult. Nights obtain cooler. Nepalese are commemorating two of one of the most essential festivals throughout this time of year: Dashain & Tihar. The parties likewise make treking more enjoyable in this season.

Permits Required for EBC Trek
Normally, in order to protect the beauty of Mt. Everest and the other mountain ranges within the Himalayan range the Government of Nepal enforces authorization access costs. National parks throughout Nepal require authorizations, as does Sagarmatha National Park is no exception. Sagarmatha National Forest is no any various.

To participate in this trip, the Everest Base Camp (EBC) Expedition you will certainly need authorizations to get in the trip according to the complying with guidelines:

Khumbu Pasang Lhamu Rural District Entry License (NPR 2000 Per Person)
Sagarmatha National Park Entry Permit (NPR 3000 Each)

Everest Base Camp Trek Cost
The Everest Base Camp Trek costs USD 1499 per person as part of the 14-day EBC Trek package. This package comes with Domestic flights, Permits for trekking, 3 time meals, a knowledgeable trek leader, a porter, and housing. The cost of the Everest Base Camp Trek package varies depending on the services each company offers. Due to the high cost of the Everest Base Camp Trekking Permit, travel expenses are much greater here than they are everywhere else. Group discounts are available. Whether you are traveling alone or with a group, it largely determines how much the package will cost. Although private hikes are more personalized, group treks are less expensive.

Everest Base Camp Trek Itinerary
This itinerary is merely a guideline, and we will adhere to it as closely as possible. However, due to weather, health concerns, natural catastrophes, or other unpleasant events, your guide may opt to change or omit the schedule for your own safety. Your guide will assist you at any moment by offering information about the trek's conditions and safety.

Day 1: Arrival in Kathmandu

Upon your arrival in Kathmandu, you will be greeted by Asian Heritage Treks & Travel representatives at the Tribhuvan International Airport. On the way to hotel, you will pass by Pashupatinath Temple, Narayhiti Palace and Garden of Dreams. The hotel is located at the downtown of Thamel. Thamel is also known as the Touristic hub of Nepal. After reaching hotel, you will be guided by the staffs and you can roam around thamel. 

Day2:  Sightseeing in Kathmandu Valley

After breakfast, our tour guide, driver, and the vehicle will arrive to take you up. The first stop will be at Kathmandu Durbar Square, a UNESCO world heritage site where you can see the typical wood-carved temples and structures that symbolize the historic Kathmandu city.

After that, we'll travel to Swyambhunath, the monkey temple, from which you can have a panoramic view of Kathmandu and the Himalayan mountains. After that, you'll go to the Pashupatinath Temple, which is one of the most important Hindu pilgrimage sites in Southeast Asia.

Visit another pilgrimage site next to the Pashupatinath Temple called Guweyswori Temple, tour the surroundings, and then go to another UNESCO world heritage site Boudhanath Stupa. It was constructed in the year 600 A.D.

It is the world's only one-of-a-kind stupa that reflects Buddhism. Explore the area around Boudhanath Stupa and then return to the hotel for some relaxation.

Day 3: Kathmandu to Lukla & Trek to Phakding

Your trek commences with a flight from Kathmandu to Tenzing-Hillary Airport. It is located in Lukla, Solukhumbu. The flight takes you over the Himalayas giving you a breathtaking panoramic view of the higher mountains, including the famous Mt. Everest. It stands there with the snow-covered peak in all its glory. On arrival at the airport, the Sherpa crew will unload our trekking equipment.

Then, our guide will brief you about the journey and introduce our porters. Then, we head towards Manjo. We begin our trek by descending towards the Dudh Koshi River and join the main trail to Namche Bazaar. After passing through the small village of Ghat (2,550 m), it is a short walk to Phakding. 

Day 4: Phakding to Namche Bazaar (3,840m)

The trail will start relatively easy but will gradually become harder. You will be able to get your first glimpse of Everest as you cross the mighty Dudh Koshi. As you proceed further, the trail will lead you to Monjo, where you could have a stopover for lunch.

The next part of the trail will be more difficult. The trail becomes vertical and the altitude will add on as we head towards Namche. If you experience the shortness of breath at this point, do not increase your pace. Rather, step up slowly and steadily. You will be making a pit stop at Namche Bazaar to stay the night there. The people around the Solukhumbu region conjugate in this area to do business. There are facilities like shops, restaurants, hotels, a bank, and internet services. Namche Bazaar offers an interesting insight into how people survive in this region.

Day 5: Rest at Namche Bazar
Namche Bazaar is also known as the Sherpa Capital. You can use your time to acclimatize, relax and explore the surrounding places. Most of the trekkers prefer to get up before sunrise for the magnificent views of Mount Everest. You can also enjoy the view of Thamserku, Amadablam and other glorious peaks. As you observe the shadow of the Giant Himalayas being projected onto the clouds, you get lost in the beauty of Himalayas. 

As an energy supplier, try salt-butter tea and Champa. Champa is a kind of barley often consumed by the Sherpa in the region. This lively cultural market is worth a visit. It is usually full of traders desperately trying to sell their products.
Day 6: Namche Bazaar to Pangboche (3,930m)

After having morning meal, we start trekking in the direction of Pangboche. We walk along the old trail, Everest Exploration Trail. The trail is a winding smooth path that gives a wonderful view of Thamserku (6,618 m), and Amadablam peak (6,856 m). The route leads you upwards with a thick woodland of rhododendron. There is a high possibility of accompanying the Himalayan plants & fauna.

On reaching Tengboche you will see the commune monastery. Inside the abbey, there are extraordinary wall surface hangings as well as a 20-foot sculpture of Buddha. You can additionally see music instruments. and bathrobes of the Lamas. From Tengboche, the path drops to Debuche as we go across the amazing suspension bridge. We climb to Pangboche village as we pass through Imja Khola. 

Day 7: Pangboche to Dingboche (4,350m)

Early morning, we begin our journey to the picturesque village of Dingboche. The town provides elegant sights of Lhotse, Island Peak, and Amadablam. On the other hand, during the hike, we will certainly walk slowly to avoid acute mountain sickness.

Day 8: Dingboche to Chhukung & Trek back to Dingboche

We will spend a day to acclimatize as well as get used to the thinner atmospheric pressure. Crossing Imja Khola, we will hike to Chhukung valley. From Chhukung valley, we get a splendid view of the bordering hills. We return to Dingboche at the evening after spending sometime at the Chhukung valley. 

Day 9: Dingboche to Lobuche (4,910m)

Because of the environment at this elevation, the path that heads to Lobuche is sparse. The path continues along the lateral moraine of the Khumbu Glacier. It goes by rock memorials for climbers that have actually perished on close-by tops. From this high point, you will be able to observe an amazing scenic view of the Mount Everest. Some breathing issues may arise today as a result of the elevation.

Day 10: Lobuche to Everest Base Camp (5,365m) and Back to Gorakshep (5,180m)

Early morning, you will start your Everest Base Camp Trek, located at 5,365m. This is the nearest you can get to Mount Everest without any mountaineering equipment. From Everest Base Camp the view of the Khumbu Glacier is stunning. After spending sometime at Everest Base Camp, we head back to Gorak Shep for the night.

Day 11: Gorak Shep to Kalapatthar (5,555m) & Trek down to Pheriche (4,371m)

This will be another huge and fulfilling day of the expedition. Early morning, you will begin climbing up Mount Kalapatthar, a peak at 5,555 m. The climb to Kalapatthar is demanding but worth the spectacular panoramic view of Mount Everest. You can observe the highest peak in the world at 8,848m and various other mountains. Lhotse, Chagaste, Pumori, Nuptse and various of other peaks are visible from Kalapatthar. We head back to Gorak Shep and after that trek to Pheriche village.

Day 12: Pheriche to Namche Bazaar (3,860m)

From Pheriche, you leave the hills behind us. You descent via the Tengboche Monastery, situated at an elevation of 3,860m. Then, you return in the direction of the community of Namche Bazaar. We will show up back in Namche Bazaar in the mid-day.

Day 13: Namche to Lukla

After Morning meal, you will proceed the hike through the Chumoa town. It's a beautiful town to stop for lunch. After lunch, you will walk along the waterfront to Phakding and afterwards head in the direction of Lukla. After a couple of hours of strolling, you will reach Lukla. In Lukla, you can unwind as well as dip yourself into the regional society and way of living. On reaching Lukla, we shall assess the time spent in mass. We will commemorate the individual accomplishments of all those that took part in the trek.

Day 14: Lukla to Kathmandu

Delight in a final glance of the mountains as you set off to the airport. The trip to Kathmandu leaves before 10:00 am. Yet it might vary according to weather conditions. On arrival in Kathmandu, you will be shifted to your hotel.

Day 15: Sightseeing tour around Patan and Bhaktapur

You will check out two old cities near Kathmandu i.e. Patan, and Bhaktapur. In Patan, you will be visiting UNESCO World Heritage Sites i.e. Holy Krishna Mandir and Patan Durbar Square. Later on, go to the Patan Gallery, where you can learn more about the history of Patan and the Kings who ruled. You can likewise visit the Golden Temple, a significant tourist attraction for both Hindu and Buddhist people. In Bhaktapur, you will be impressed by the design of the city. Till today the city has actually had the ability to be maintained intact in its old kind. You can observe the old wood sculpted buildings around Bhaktapur. Ultimately, you will see one more UNESCO World Heritage Website, Bhaktapur Durbar Square. Check out the surroundings of Nyatapola Temple, among the most significant temples in Nepal. After finishing your sight seen get back to Kathmandu and check-in hotel and have remainder.

Day 16: Departure

Your trip will involve an end today. First, you will certainly be encouraged and assisted with your onward take a trip setups. After that, we shall transfer you to Kathmandu Tribhuvan International Airport Terminal. You will certainly reach the flight terminal 3 hours prior to your trip timetable.

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