16-Day Hike to Everest Base Camp

Activity Snapshot

  • Sport level
    Intermediate
  • Spoken languages
    German, English
  • Duration
    > 1 week
  • Opening seasons:
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Activity description

Follow the traditional tea house route through the Himalaya on this altitude hike to EBC.

A 16-day adventure through the diverse mountain valleys and villages of upper Nepal; travel to 5,545m on this walking tour to Everest Base Camp. Discover the rich tapestry of culture and tradition at the top of the world, weaving your way through bustling mountain markets and desert glacial plains to meet mighty Mt. Everest!

Location
This activity travels to Everest Base Camp via Lukla from Kathmandu. Following the traditional tea house route to 5,545m via Sagarmatha National Park, the trek takes you through the bank of deep Dudh Koshi river valley visiting Sherpa hamlets that include Namche, Tengboche and Pangboche among others. 

Activity
A 16-day uphill climb to the world’s highest peak, this walking holiday to 5,545m blends cultural contrasts with heart racing highs – offering access to some of the world’s most stunning views. Starting off from Kathmandu, this traditional tea house route follows the footsteps of Sir Edmund Hillary, picking up the trail towards Namche Bazaar. Exploring Sagarmatha National Park on foot, this EBC trek allows for proper acclimatization along the trip, treading the trail to reach Everest Base Camp elevation 5357m and beyond.

The EBC trek starts with a scenic flight from Kathmandu to Lukla. The trek takes you through the Dudh Koshi river valley, visiting Sherpa hamlets that include Namche, Tengboche and Pangboche among others.  The highlight of the Everest Base Camp lies further on from EBC at 5,545m known as Kala Patthar  - offering the best view in the world, a perfect panorama of Mt. Everest 8,848mtrs/ 29,021ft together with sister peaks Lhotse, Nuptse and numerous others.

Accommodation & Catering
A traditional all-inclusive package with shared overnight accommodation in tea houses, all meals and refreshments are included in the price of the trip.

Conditions
The Everest Base Camp trek can be completed throughout the year but the most popular seasons are Autumn (September – November) & Spring (March-May). Walking approximately 6-7  hours a day, the temperature will be around +15ºc degree during the day and temperature will be + 0cº degree in the night and morning.

minimum 16 y/o
Starting time: Starting time to be defined with your Pro
Cancellation policy: 
flexible1) Cancellation 4 days or more prior to the agreed activity starting date
→ You are automatically reimbursed for the full activity price

2) Cancellation between 48 and 96 hours prior to the agreed activity starting date
→ You are entitled to a 50% reimbursement

3) 48 hours or later are what we call last-minute cancellations
→ No reimbursements will be effected
Offer Description

Trip Highlights:
- Kathmandu valley sightseeing.
- Fantastic Mountain views including Mt. Everest 8848m. 
- Superb sunrise and sunset from Kalapathar 5545m 
- Adventures & scenic walk through Sherpa Villages.
- Tengboche Monastery

Itinerary

Outline Itinerary.
Day 01: Arrival at Kathmandu 1350m.
Day 02: Kathmandu Sightseeing. 
Day 03: Kathmandu to Phakding 2670m. 
Day 04: Phakding to Namche 3450m. 
Day 05: Rest and explore. 
Day 06: Namche to Tyangboche 3840m. 
Day 07: Dingboche via Pangboche, 4300m. 
Day 08: Acclimatization in Dingboche.
Day 09: Trek to Lobuje & Khumbu Glacier 4900m. 
Day 10: Trek to Gorekhshep & EBC 5300m. 
Day 11: Hike to Kala Pattar 5545m. 
Day 12: Trekking to Sanasa/Kyngsuma 3500m. 
Day 13: Trekking to Jhorsalle 2800m village via Namche
Day 14: Trek to Lukla 2800m.
Day 15: Fly to Kathmandu.
Day 16: Departure

Activity requirements

All participants must bring a medical certificate from their doctor dated within the last 3 months stating that they are allowed to practice this activity.

Special terms

Please note: Due to uncertain climate change that occurs often at Lukla, you are advised to allow for extra days during your stay in Nepal.

Included
  • International and Domestic Airport-up and drop-off.
  • Kathmandu Hotel
  • Ground Transportation
  • Trekking Permits(TIMS, National park fees)
  • Guide and Porter
  • Full Board Tea House Accommodation
  • Lukla Return Flights
Excluded
  • Travel insurance
  • Personal Expenses
  • Meals in Kathmandu
Do not forget to bring
Do not forget to bring
  • Daypack up to 50L
  • Down Jacket
  • 4Seasons sleeping bag
  • Hiking Boots & Poles
  • Passport and extra passport photos
  • (Full Kit List on Booking)
Meeting point
Airport transfers included - alternatively, please meet at Chaksibari Marg, Kathmandu 44600, Nepal Get directions
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