EVEREST BASE CAMP TREK (EBC)
everest Base camp trekking
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. It was Sir Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay who first reached the summit in 1953. They had chosen the western part through the Khumbu Icefall. You will be trekking with all of these historical moments in your mind and magnificent views all over you. Just remember one thing, it’s a dream come true for a trekker, EBC trek is a perfect voyage for a lifetime.
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.
- ARRIVAL IN KATHMANDU AND TRANSFER TO HOTEL
- PREPARATION AND SHOPPING DAY
- EARLY MORNING FLIGHT TO LUKLA TAKE LUNCH AND TREK TO PHAKDING
- TREK FURTHER TO NAMCHE BAZAAR
- REST AND HIKE TO KHUMJUNG VALLEY OVERNIGHT IN NAMCHE SAME LODGE
- TREK FURTHER TO TENGBOCHE OR DIBUCHE
- TREK FURTHER TO PHERICHE OR DINGBOCHE
- TREK FURTHER TO LOBUCHE
- TREK FURTHER TO GORAKSHEP.
- EARLY MORNING VISIT EBC BACK TO GORAKSHEP TAKE LUCH HIKE TO KALAPATHER AND BACK TO LOBUCHE
- DESCEND BACK TO PHERICHE
- DESCEND BACK TO PHORTSE
- DESCEND BACK TO NAMCHE
- DESCEND BACK TO LUKLA
- FLIGHT BACK TO KATHMAND AND TRANSFER TO HOTEL
- FREE DAY IN KATHMANDU – KATHMANDU SIGHT SEEING.
- INTERNATIONAL FLIGHT TO HOME COUNTRY.
- AIR PORT PICK UP & DROP – International and National Airport Both totally 4 times.
- HOTEL IN KATHMANDU - 4 night Hotel in Kathmandu on Bed and Breakfast Plan 3 star hotel, 2 night before trek and 2 night after trek.
- FLIGHT – Kathmandu – lukla - Kathmandu Air flight fee with airport tax all members and guide.
- TREKKING – Lukla to EBC to Lukla trek with lodge and food.
- 3 Times meal during Trek (Break fast, Lunch and Dinner)
- EBC trekking permit, Tims card and National Park fee.
- GUIDE - 1 English Speaking professional trekking license holder guide.
- PORTER – 1 porter share between 2 members – 1 porter can carry 30 kg.
- Farwell dinner in a Nepali typical restaurant with cultural dance and Music.
- Kathmandu sight seeing with 1 guide and zeep.
- Lunch and Dinner During hotel stay in Kathmandu and hotel more then 4 nights.
- International Air flight.
- Personal Expenses.
- Alcohol and Soft Drinks During Treks and during stay in Kathmandu.
- Member emergency rescue if requires, necessary to have travel medical and rescue insurance from each member for safe sight.
- Guide and porter tips.
- Temple and Stupas Entry fee during Kathmandu sight seeing.
- Hot water during trekking to fill bottle will cost extra.
REQUIRED EQUIPMENT FOR THIS TREK, WHICH HAS TO BE PURCHASED BY CLIENT SELF.
- Lightweight walking boots. If new one is being bought, “ walk then in” to avoid blisters. Also bring spare laces.
- A pair of track shoes. To wear in the camp at night or when the boot is wet.
- Warm jacket. Fiberfill or down should be adequate. This is especially necessary during winter from December to February.
- A rainproof jacket. Get the one that is guaranteed waterproof.
- Woolen shirts and thick sweaters. During winter months, December through February these items are essential. Thick sweaters can be purchased in Kathmandu.
- A pair of lightweight weight trousers. Jeans are unsuitable to wear on treks. Cheap loose cotton pants are available in Kathmandu. Windproof/ waterproof trousers are necessary on all treks going above 10.00ft.
- Thermal underwear. These are excellent to sleep in at night in the winter months thermal underwear are quite invaluable.
- A tracksuit useful for wearing in camp and in the tent.
- 2 pair of loose fitting long shorts.
- 1 lightweight long sleeved –shirt is particularly suitable for avoiding sun burn.
- A woolen hat to wear in the morning and at night. During winter it is an essential item. A sunhat and ensure it has a wide brim to cover the face and neck.
- A pair of gloves. Leather with lining and woolen are best.
- 1 pair of sandals to wear in the cities and in camp.
- 2 pairs of thin and 2 pair of thick woolen socks.
- Underwear” normal quantity and swimming costume, hankies.
- 1 normal sleeping bag, You will get Blanket in Lodge but if you bring 1 normal sleeping bag yourself its very helpful to keep you warm as you want.
Equipment and Accessories
- Duffle bag or kit bag to carry to gear while trekking.
- Daypack: This is a small rucksack to carry personal requirement for the day e.g. toilet items, camera, film towel, soap, a boot etc.
- Snow glasses and sunglasses
- Toiletries and small towels. Toilet paper can be by in Kathmandu and some villages in the mountains.
- Small headlamp with 3 pair of batteries.
- An umbrella (optional), which is quite useful to as a sunshade and useful when it rains.
- Reading materials, camera and film, game items (optional), notebook, pen and pencil, envelopes, a diary, a pocket knife. Thermoses (optional)- trekking map, adequate quantities of passport photograph.