The Everest Base Camp Trek (EBC) is one of the most enthralling ways to go trekking in Nepal. It has long been on the priority list of adventure seekers around the world and with its picturesque mountain peaks and the warm loyalty offered by the indigenous Sherpa locals, it is easy to see why.
The Everest Base Camp Trek is a two-week Everest trekking package with an exciting and extensive itinerary then has our trekkers starting at Phakding. From here you will climb to Dudh Khosi Valley, Namche Bazaar, and Gorak Shep, before finally reaching Everest Base Camp. After reaching the base of the amazing Mount Everest, get ready to marvel at the massive and magnificent Himalayas – this jaw-dropping and picturesque landscape gives you the best view of your life. It’s an Everest Trek that truly has it all.
However, It all begins as you land in the bustling Capital City, Kathmandu. As soon as you arrive you will be greeted by our team representative at Tribhuvan International Airport, who will take you to your centrally located hotel. Here you are free to rest after your journey or spend the day exploring the Capital before enjoying dinner. Then the next day it back to the airport, but to board a very different type of flight. Heading to Lukla, known as ‘The Gateway to Everest’, for 40 minutes you will be thrilled by one of the World’s most scenic flights before the adventure really begins. Strap on your trekking boots because as soon as you land your Everest Trekking will begin with a 3-hour walk to Phakding – your destination for the night.
From Phakding you will move ahead towards Namche Bazaar, alongside the beautiful Dudh Koshi River. On our way, we will walk past Chumao and Monjo, from where we can enter the Sagarmatha National Park. Perfect for all nature lovers, the park is packed with the type of flora and fauna found nowhere else in the World. We will then follow a steep trail to one of the biggest Sherpa towns, Namche Bazaar. With a bustling market, it’s a great place to spend the next day exploring, as day 4 will see us take a break from trekking, as you will require an acclimatization day to adapt to the changing climate. To make the most of this time you will hike up to Syangboche airport for an astonishing view of Everest (8848m) and the surrounding peaks of the Khumbu region. We will then return to Namche Bazaar and visit the Sherpa Museum for a glimpse of Sherpa’s heritage.
After our day of rest on day 5, we are ready to set off again as we follow the narrow and sparsely paved trails from Namche Bazaar and head to Tengboche. We will walk through thinning trees, over suspension bridges, and climb a multitude of steps to reach Tengboche. A wonderful place to rest for the night, Tengboche has been made famous for the ancient Buddhist Tengboche Monastery, with views of Ama Dablam (6812m), Nuptse (7861m), and Everest (8848m) acting as its backdrop. The following day we will embark on one of our easiest trails, from Tengboche to Dingboche. We will start by descending down nice wide paths that take us past ample luscious greens. Then, as we ascend uphill, closer to The Imja River, we journey on flat and paved grounds until we reach Dingboche. Once we arrive we can see enjoy amazing views of the beautiful Ama Dablam (6812m), and get settled as we will be spending the whole of the next day here to acclimatize to the new high altitude. Whilst here we can explore the surrounding Imja and Chukhung Valley where we will see stone fences, yaks, and bushes filled with the sea buckthorn berry which is used to make an infamous local medicine. We will then hike back to Dingboche for one more night.
On day 8, refreshed and ready for an uphill climb, we start with an ascent alongside the rivers within the valley, and climb into the open savannahs settled between the epic Himalayan mountains. We will then pass Thukla, before embarking upon our steepest path to Dughla Pass (4830m) and finally reaching Lobuche. After a night’s rest, we then hit the trail again for the ultimate day of our trip – as today we reach Everest Base Camp! Walking along frost-covered paths that lead us to climb the steep trails to Gorak Shep, we will pass the Khumbu Glacier and Icefall, and marvel at this wildly different landscape before reaching Base Camp itself. On arrival and at EBC, the view of the mighty Everest is surreal. We will take some time to enjoy the view and soak in our achievements, before winding down the challenging trails that will lead us back to Gorak Shep.
After our wonderful achievements of the day before, we start the day full of excitement as we set off before dawn to hike up to Kala Patthar for a view of the Himalayas at sunrise – an unforgettable sight and a fantastic way to welcome in day 10. From here we continue uphill until we reach the large plateau of Kala Patthar. From Kala Patthar, we can see the widespread peaks of Pumori (7145m), Lingtren (6697m), Khumbutse (6623m), Nuptse (7861m), and Changtse (7550m) along with the mighty Everest (8848m), Cho Oyu (8201m), and Ama Dablam (6812m). We then descend to Pheriche, where we will spend the night, before setting off the next day to head back to Namche Bazaar.
For the penultimate day of our trek, you will pass through the villages of Pheriche, Orsho, and Shomare. This is the easiest portion of the trek as it is all downhill, continuing as we walk down to Imja Khola and Debuche. It is followed by a 3-4 hours trail to Namche Bazaar, passing back through Tengboche along the way. The trail here can become difficult because of the gravel and sand that cover the path. On arrival, you have one last night to enjoy the town Namche before we retrace our trail the next day, from Namche Bazaar to Lukla.
On the way, we will cross suspension bridges over the Dudh Koshi and travel down the familiar route to see open plains, rhododendron, and pine forests – crossing Buddhist villages crisscrossed with prayer flags along the way. On arrival in Lulka, enjoy one final night in the mountains as you reflect on all of your accomplishments. Today, throughout the trek, breakfast, lunch, dinner, and accommodation are all included and organized for you – so relax and enjoy your final moments in the Himalayas.
On day 13 we once again board the famed flight from Lukla to Kathmandu, this time enjoying panoramic views of the city’s multitude of UNESCO World Heritage sights. You can then spend your last day exploring the capital before spending one final night enjoying Nepal. Then on your last day, you will be taken to the airport for your flight home. For trekking in Nepal, this Everest Trekking Package really has it all and is an absolute must for any true adventurer.