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EVEREST BASE CAMP (EBC) 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.

15 Days
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  • Max. Elevation:
    5,545m / 18,192ft
  • Walking Per Day:
    5 - 7 Hours
  • Accommodation:
    Hotel + Lodge
  • Best Season:
    Spring/Autumn
  • Group Size:
    2 - 15 PAX

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Country

Nepal

Duration

15 Days

Route

Normal Route

Range

Everest Region

Trip Overview

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 a great tourist destination for tourists around the globe. EBC is the stunning terminus for those who wish to see the spectacular view of the 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 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 the homeland of the mighty Sherpa and the mysterious Yeti. Peaks like AmaDablam (6,812), Lhotse (8516), Makalu (8,463), Pumori (7,161), Nuptse (7,855), and other high peaks are standing tall to welcome you to this region. A couple of weeks of your life would be the best time to discover mammoth landscapes, Sherpa - Tibetan cultures, and high altitudes. This is by far the best place in the world for those who adore nature and breathtaking gifts from nature. The EBC trek follows the trail along with the Dudh Koshi River elevating along with the forest of Rhododendron. On the way, you can likely see several endangered species like Blue Sheep and Musk Deer. This region is home to snow leopards, but most of the time they are not nearby. Different species of birds like Himalayan Pheasant, Danphe, and Monal will be seen during this journey. Continuing the journey, we will reach 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 acclimatizing. 

The route continues from Namche Bazaar via the 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 is simply magnificent.

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Itinerary

  • Day 1
    Arrival in Kathmandu (1400m) & Transfer to the Hotel
    Dinner
    Hotel

  • Day 2
    Fly from Kathmandu – to Lukla, and trek to Phakding (2,800m)
    B/L/D
    Lodge

  • Day 3
    Trek from Phakding to Namche Bazzar (3,440m)
    B/L/D
    Lodge

  • Day 4
    Acclimatization at Namche Bazzar (Hike to Everest View Hotel)
    B/L/D
    Lodge

  • Day 5
    Trek from Namche Bazzar to Dibuche (3,870m)
    B/L/D
    Lodge

  • Day 6
    Trek from Dibuche to Dingboche (4,243m)
    B/L/D
    Lodge

  • Day 7
    Acclimatization Day in Dingboche
    B/L/D
    Lodge

  • Day 8
    Trek from Dingboche to Lobuche (4,940m)
    B/L/D
    Lodge

  • Day 9
    Trek from Lobuche to Everest Basecamp and back to Gorakshep (5,170m)
    B/L/D
    Lodge

  • Day 10
    Trek from Gorakshep to Kalapatthar 5,545m and back to Pheriche (4,371m)
    B/L/D
    Lodge

  • Day 11
    Trek from Pheriche to Namche Bazzar
    B/L/D
    Lodge

  • Day 12
    Trek from Namche to Lukla
    B/L/D
    Lodge

  • Day 13
    Fly from Lukla to Kathmandu and transfer to the Hotel
    Breakfast
    Hotel

  • Day 14
    Sightseeing around Kathmandu valley
    Breakfast
    Hotel

  • Day 15
    Transfer to International Airport for final departure
    Breakfast

Route Map

Cost Includes

  • ARRIVAL AND DEPARTURE : Airport - Hotel transfers – Airport (Pick Up and Drop), by private vehicle.
  • HOTEL ACCOMMODATION IN KATHMANDU : 3 nights hotel in Kathmandu (4-star category) - single room on bed and breakfast plan.
  • WELCOME DINNER : One Welcome Dinner in a tourist standard restaurant in Kathmandu with Office’s Staff.
  • PERMITS : All necessary paper works: Sagarmatha National Park permit, Tims Card, Pasang Lhamu Rural Municipality entry permit, and fees.
  • INSURANCE : Medical & Emergency rescue Insurance for all involved Nepalese staff during the trek.
  • TREKKING MAP : Everest Region Trekking map.
  • MEMBER TRANSPORTATION : - (Domestic Flight) Fly from Kathmandu – Lukla and while returning Lukla - Kathmandu, as per itinerary.
  • MEMBER LUGGAGE : Up to 15 Kg per member as personal baggage during the trek to be carried by porters.
  • FOOD & LODGING : 3 meals a day (breakfast, lunch, and dinner; including tea and coffee) along with accessible accommodation at Hotel/Lodge during the trek. Hygienic and fresh green vegetables, and fresh meat, will be served during the trip.
  • DRINKING : Per day 2 Liters of boiled water per member to carry on the thermos.
  • GUIDE : Government licensed Guide (English speaking) during the trek and sightseeing in Kathmandu valley.
  • PORTER : Porters as required (2 members: 1 Porter) to and from Basecamp (both ways).
  • STAFF SALARY AND ALLOWANCE : All Nepalese staff & porter’s daily wages, salary, equipment, food & clothing.
  • SATELLITE PHONE : For emergency communication carried by a Guide, also available for members with an appropriate charge.
  • VALLEY SIGHTSEEING : Sightseeing in Kathmandu Valley [Swoyambu (Monkey temple) and Kathmandu Durbar Square] by a professional guide.
  • MEDICAL KIT : Comprehensive medical kit.

Cost Excludes

  • AIR FARE : International flight airfare (from and to Kathmandu).
  • NEPAL ENTRY VISA FEE : Nepalese Visa fee is $50 USD for 30 Days.
  • LUNCH & DINNER : Lunch & dinner during the stay in Kathmandu (also in case of early return from Trekking / Expedition than the scheduled itinerary).
  • EXTRA NIGHT IN KATHMANDU : Extra nights’ accommodation in Kathmandu. In case of early arrival or late departure, early return from Trekking, domestic flight cancellation (due to any other reason) than the scheduled itinerary.
  • INSURANCE POLICY : Insurance covering both medical and high-altitude evacuation costs (for the trip cancellation, interruption, high altitude rescue & air evacuation, medical treatment, repatriation, etc.) *Mandatory
  • PERSONAL EXPENSES : Telephone Calls, Internet, Toiletries, battery recharge, hot shower, laundry, soft drinks, beers, and any Alcoholic beverages.
  • PERSONAL EQUIPMENT : Clothing, Packing Items, Bags, Personal Medical Kit, and all kinds of Personal Trekking Gear.
  • TOILETRIES : Soaps, shampoos, toilet and tissue papers, toothpaste, and other items used to keep yourself clean.
  • FILMING : Special Filming, Camera, and Drone permit fee.
  • INTERNET SERVICE : Not included during the trek.
  • EXTRA PORTER : $25 USD for an extra porter per day (If an extra porter is requested).
  • TIPS : Calculate some tips for guides, porters, and helpers.
  • EXTRA : Any other services or activities, which are not mentioned in the itinerary and other items not listed in the “Cost Includes” section.

Fixed Dates

Date Status Group Size Action
15 Days
Start Date- 2023-04-07
End Date-2023-04-21
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15 Days
Start Date- 2023-04-15
End Date-2023-04-29
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15 Days
Start Date- 2023-05-01
End Date-2023-05-15
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Reviews

  • Chris Huntsman

    USA

    These guys are the real deal. Incredibly professional and helpful; I genuinely couldn’t imagine hiking to base camp any other way.

    Seven summits planned everything, lodging, flights, and meals. All I had to do was show up and hike. My bag got lost on the way into Lukla (the airlines' fault not Seven Summits) but these guys (Sherpa Chhepal) organized a personal porter to bring my pack up to us since we’d already started our trek.

    Not only did Chhepal square away a porter but he did even more digging and got my bag on a helicopter instead. I had it first thing in the morning; it was incredible. When I was heading back to Kathmandu once we were finished, I realized I had time to catch an earlier flight if I could get out of Lukla on time. Well our flight was delayed but Seven Summits squoze me on a helicopter, got me to KTM, and I started making my journey home an entire day early because of that.

    Besides being super knowledgeable, helpful, A+ customer service, and everything else, these guys were just cool to hang out with. Made a lot of friends and would recommend Seven Summits to anyone in my circle.

  • Nir Shah

    Great Britain

    My wife and I had an amazing experience with Seven Summits for the Everest Base Camp Trek. The company was extremely hospitable with a welcome dinner on day 1, including an introduction to our guide. Speaking of our guide, Phurkitar, he was simply brilliant. During the trek, he was very patient as both of us went through physical and emotional tiredness, and he ensured we reached EBC without any major issues. In addition, he helped cater to my vegan and my wife's vegetarian diets throughout the trek. Cannot compliment Phurkitar enough for all his efforts.

    Would readily book with Seven Summits again.

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    Grading

    Below the different grades shown in the chart are explained in more detail.

    For Expeditions

    1. Easy (E): Climb requires one-day climbs, or a multiday climbs with non-technical elements.
    2. Moderate (M): Either a serious one-day climbs, or a multiday climbs with some technical elements. Requires an average level of physical fitness.
    3. Difficult (D): Multiday climbs with some moderately technical elements. Requires an above average fitness level and high level of stamina.
    4. Hard Difficult (HD): Multiday, Highly technical climb. Requires high level of physical fitness and stamina.
    5. Very Difficult (VD): Multiday, Extremely technical climb. Requires very high level of Physical fitness and stamina.

    Grading

    Below the different grades shown in the chart are explained in more detail.

    For Trekking

    1. Light: Light walking and generally level hiking that is good for most fitness levels. During these trips, hill-walking experience is desirable.
    2. Moderate: Trek has various types of moderate to difficult terrain, including rough trails and normally 3 to 5 hours a day. Requires an average to above average fitness level.
    3. Moderate+: High altitude treks above 3000 meters or in fairly difficult terrain- normally 4 to 6 hours a day. Requires an above average fitness level and high level of stamina.
    4. Extreme: These high altitude treks or passes are known to be the most strenuous and has difficult terrain and conditions. These treks may require a degree of mountaineering skills and you capability of carrying on normally at an altitude of 4000-5600 meters. Daily walking is 5-8 hours approx.

    Mohamed H. Al Khalifa

    Bahrain

    Seven summits are the best! Very professional highly recommended and fun people to work with.. 👏

    Nir Shah

    Great Britain

    My wife and I had an amazing experience with Seven Summits for the Everest Base Camp Trek. The company was extremely hospitable with a welcome dinner on day 1, including an introduction to our guide. Speaking of our guide, Phurkitar, he was simply brilliant. During the trek, he was very patient as both of us went through physical and emotional tiredness, and he ensured we reached EBC without any major issues. In addition, he helped cater to my vegan and my wife's vegetarian diets throughout the trek. Cannot compliment Phurkitar enough for all his efforts.

    Would readily book with Seven Summits again.

    Chris Huntsman

    USA

    These guys are the real deal. Incredibly professional and helpful; I genuinely couldn’t imagine hiking to base camp any other way.

    Seven summits planned everything, lodging, flights, and meals. All I had to do was show up and hike. My bag got lost on the way into Lukla (the airlines' fault not Seven Summits) but these guys (Sherpa Chhepal) organized a personal porter to bring my pack up to us since we’d already started our trek.

    Not only did Chhepal square away a porter but he did even more digging and got my bag on a helicopter instead. I had it first thing in the morning; it was incredible. When I was heading back to Kathmandu once we were finished, I realized I had time to catch an earlier flight if I could get out of Lukla on time. Well our flight was delayed but Seven Summits squoze me on a helicopter, got me to KTM, and I started making my journey home an entire day early because of that.

    Besides being super knowledgeable, helpful, A+ customer service, and everything else, these guys were just cool to hang out with. Made a lot of friends and would recommend Seven Summits to anyone in my circle.

    Damon Tedford

    Canada

    I had an excellent experience with these guys. They had a stellar Ama Dablam basecamp, a solid group of Sherpas, and great food. I'll be using them again on future climbs.

    Richard McConnell

    UK/Bahrain

    Simply the best in the business.

    We climbed Lobuche East, Manaslu, and Everest with SST. The quality of guidance, Sherpa support, training, and service was second to none.

    Due to Covid, we had to combine our Lobuche and Manaslu expeditions, normally this would be a huge logistical nightmare for any other company, SST have the team size, logistic support, and experience to make this happen…. All of this was also done during the lockdown. We were in a unique position being a national team, we could isolate ourselves before travel and upon arrival in Nepal, we had no fixed timeline to meet and had the use of a military aircraft for travel so SST presented this to the Nepalese Government who agreed to use us as the test case and allow us to climb in autumn 2020 and see if it would be possible to open the Khumbu for the spring 2021 season.

    Both Lobuche and Manaslu were a huge success, the basecamp and higher camp setup were fantastic, the staff was amazing throughout and it made us look forward to Everest.

    Everest was even better, the training, trek, and climbing were fully supported, we didn’t have to ask for anything, SST fixed the ropes to the summit and planned our climb perfectly, and we were the first team to the summit on the first day of the first weather window… couldn’t have planned it any better. We felt fully supported and safe throughout!

    We went for an all-inclusive package so booked all of our travel, insurance, kit and equipment, full basecamp and climbing service included, as well as a full 90-minute documentary made by their climbing camera team.

    Overall an amazing company that I would thoroughly recommend to everyone, their experience, skills, reputation, and connections within all levels of government mean they can provide what others can’t…. Don’t always believe the hype around other companies…. They’re almost always on an SST permit, using SST Sherpas and base camp staff and use SST to set up their base camps, etc… around 50% of climbers on Everest in 2021 were on SST permits.

    NO OTHER COMPANY CAN DO WHAT THEY DO!!!