Head out with Narba Treks & Expeditions to the most famous place in the Himalayas, Everest Base Camp! During our 14 days Everest Base Camp trek package you’ll be able to enjoy the sights in Kathmandu as well as hold an adventurous and successful trek to Everest Base Camp. Stay overnight and visit traditional Sherpa villages, and see incredible snow-capped Himalayan peaks! This incredible Everest Base Camp trek is a must do, and is suitable for children as well as seniors. Rated as one of the best treks in Nepal, the Everest Base Camp trek is a must do!
After arriving at the international airport of Kathmandu, our Narba Treks & Expeditions team will be awaiting you with a small welcoming ceremony. It’s a short drive to reach your hotel and you’ll be able to get your first glimpses of Nepali city life! As you must be wary from your journey, we drop you at the hotel. We do recommend to explore around the Thamel during your first day. Also known as backpackers’ paradise, this is the place to be for a good meal, and to enjoy Nepal’s night life! On the second day we hold a trip preparation for the Everest Base Camp trek. Making sure that your trekking permits are in order is our main priority. Our trekking guide will be with you to go over the itinerary of the Everest Base Camp trek as well as helping you to check your gear for the trek. If anything additional is required our team will help you find the right place to buy or rent.
After going over the trip and being prepared we head out for sightseeing in Kathmandu. Narba Treks & Expeditions professional and licensed guide will be heading out with you to some of the most prominent landmarks in Kathmandu. We plan to visit Kathmandu’s Durbar Square, or Palace Square. Small cobbling streets packed with street vendors that lead to open squares with ancient temples and palace buildings takes you back in time. After a good walk and having explored enough we continue to Swayambunath. This white peace Stupa is located on a forested hilltop just at the skirts of Kathmandu city. Largely populated by monkeys, many refer to this Stupa as the monkey temple. As a short hike up the stairs to reach the top of the hill and see the views from the Stupa. Next up is the huge round Stupa of Boudhanath. This ancient Buddhist Stupa is a famous pilgrimage site, and every day devotees from across the globe visit here to find spirituality and inner peace. Last but not least, is the famous Hindu Temple of Pashupatinath. According to legend the Trident of the Hindu God Shiva is located here. Also acting as a burial place for Hindus, Pashupatinath is filled with ancient small temples and Gurus (Hindu Priests) that offer blessings and guidance.
Having had a full day of activities it’s time to head back to the hotel and call it a night, as tomorrow we depart for the Everest Base Camp trek!
We wake up in the morning have breakfast and check out of the hotel. A short drive to the airport and we get ready to fly to Lukla and the start of the Everest Base Camp trek. Known as the world’s 38 th highest airport the flight is quite spectacular. From the aircraft you’ll get a good bird’s eye view of the surrounding mountains. Followed by a thrilling landing! At the airport in Lukla we meet up with our porter team. These mountain heroes will carry all of our heavy gear in a quick pace to our overnight destinations.
After final gear check we head out to our first destination, the village of Phakding. While mountain views are mostly obscured by the jungle canopy, we do have a relaxing trek mostly downwards to the Dudh Khosi River, from where a suspension bridge takes us straight to the village. The next day things get tougher as we head mostly upwards to Namche Bazaar. Our first stop during this day will be at the village of Monjo. Serving as a permits check post and as the gateway into the Everest National Park, Monjo makes the ideal place for a first break. The trek to Everest Base Camp continues on from here to Jorsalle and ultimately Namche Bazaar. Known as the largest Sherpa settlement in the region Namche Bazaar is an active mountain town filled with restaurants, shops and lodges! Here is where we’ll hold our first acclimatization day. It’s important to prevent acute mountain sickness by ascending too much in a short time. That’s why Narba Treks & Expeditions holds a stop at Namche Bazaar to properly acclimatize during the Everest Base Camp trek. We won’t be sitting around this day, we hold an incredible scenic hike up to the famous and luxurious Everest View Hotel in Syangboche, just above Namche Bazaar. From here your first nice views of Mt Everest come in sight, depending the time we can also hike up to Khumjung’s village and see the alleged Yeti skull at the monastery! We head back to Namche Bazaar for our dinner and overnight. By sleeping at the same elevation we decrease the risk of getting acute mountain sickness. The trek to Everest Base Camp continues as we head for the largest monastery of the area at Tengboche. Followed by descending to Dingboche, which lays in the barren Imja Khola Valley. Views of Island Peak, a famous climbing peak of the Everest region and the iconic Mt Ama dablam come in sight during this day. Dingboche is also where we hold our second acclimatization day, as we are reaching 4,358m/14,295ft now! During our second acclimatization day we hold a scenic hike up to the Nagarsyang Peak or the Chhukung Valley depending on the weather and our fitness condition. As we are getting closer and closer to Mt Everest we head on the next day to Lobuche. Well known as a junction for those heading to Gokyo, Lobuche is the last village where we’ll overnight before reaching Everest Base Camp. It’s a short trek from Lobuche to Gorakshep the last village of the trek.
Reaching here we drop all of our heavy gear take a short brake and hike up to Everest Base Camp. We follow the mighty Khumbu Glacier, Nepal’s longest Glacier and make our way to the famous Everest Base Camp. Coming up on Base Camp you quickly notice the many colorful tents spreading out Camp, as well as a massive stone with red letters spelling Everest Base Camp! Congrats you have made it to the world’s most famous Base Camp as well as the foot of Mt Everest. After enjoying the views we head back to Gorakshep for dinner and overnight, as Narba Treks & Expeditions has one last surprise instore. In the early morning during the dark hours we head out and climb Kala Pattar Hill for one of the best views of Mt Everest as well as witnessing a stunning sunrise view over the Himalayas!
We make our way back to Lukla with another 3 days of trekking following the same route back. Narba Treks & Expeditions wants you to experience the most of the Everest Base Camp trek, so we’ll be staying at different villages on the way back to Lukla. Last up is a flight back to Kathmandu, and a transfer back to your hotel. If you want to extend this Everest Base Camp trek package with Narba Treks & Expeditions by staying longer and experiencing more of Nepal, we can arrange this. If not our service includes a transfer to the international airport for your ongoing departure.
Book today the Everest Base Camp trek with Narba Treks & Expeditions and enjoy a 14 days adventure in Nepal’s Himalayas!
Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu
Day 02: Trip preparation + sightseeing
Day 03: Kathmandu fly to Lukla trek to Phakding (2,652m/8,700ft)
Day 04: Trek to Namche Bazaar (3,440m/11,283ft)
Day 05: Namche Bazaar – the 1 st day of acclimatization
Day 06: Trek to Tengboche (3,867m/12,684ft)
Day 07: Trek to Dingboche (4,358m/14,295ft)
Day 08: Dingboche – the 2 nd day of acclimatization
Day 09: Trek to Lobuche (4,928m/16,164ft)
Day 10: Trek to Gorakshep (5,160m/16,929ft) + visit Everest Base Camp (5,320m/17,450ft)
Day 11: Hike up to Kala Pattar (5,550m/18,204ft) and trek to Pheriche (4,358m/14,295ft)
Day 12: Trek to Monjo (2,835m/9.301ft)
Day 13: Trek back to Lukla (2,652m/8,700ft)
Day 14: Fly back to Kathmandu (1,300m/4,264ft)
Yes there are multiple different routes and trails leading to Everest Base Camp. Depending on your time and budget there are other treks that include a visit to Everest Base Camp. Narba Treks & Expeditions organizes treks such as: The 3 High Pass trek, Gokyo Cho-La Pass trek, etc. All of these head by Everest Base Camp.
Average trekking hours per day for Everest Base Camp trek vary between 5 to 7 hours a day. There are two acclimatization days calculated where day hikes will be held to help you better acclimatize. If you are looking for shorter trekking days we suggest to browse our website for your ideal trek, or simply leave us an inquiry.
During the trek to Everest Base Camp it’s common to give some tips or gratuities to your trekking team such as guide and porters. While tipping is not obligatory in Nepal it is a common curtesy as many of these workers look for tips as a second income.
You’ll be glad to know that there is Wi-Fi connectivity available at most guest or tea houses during the Everest Base Camp trek. The higher you go in altitude the more limited it becomes and there is a small charge for using the service.
With every trek in the Himalayas comes some types of risks. As a popular trekking route the trails to Everest Base Camp are well maintained and the biggest risk you can get is acute mountain sickness, which occurs by raising to fast in altitude. With Narba Treks & Expeditions premade itinerary for the Everest Base Camp trek. There is no need to worry as two acclimatization days will help you avoid this.
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