Everest base camp Hiking and walking tour 2024

April 11, 2024 nepalguide
Everest base camp Hiking and walking tour 2024

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Trek to the world-famous Everest Base Camp
  • Enjoy amazing views of the Himalayas from Kala Patthar
  • Travel through the Sherpa villages of Namche, Khumjung, Khunde and Dingboche
  • Visit Tengboche, the biggest and oldest monastery in the region
Everest Base Camp is either of two base camps on opposite sides of Mount Everest (It could also be any Everest base camp on a given route, but this is less common since the two main routes became standardized). South Base Camp is in Nepal at an altitude of 5,364 metres (17,598 ft) (28°0′26″N 86°51′34″E), and North Base Camp is in Tibet at 5,150 meters (16,900 ft) (28°8′29″N 86°51′5″E). These camps are rudimentary campsites on Mount Everest that are used by mountain climbers during their ascent and descent. South Base Camp is used when climbing via the southeast ridge, while North Base Camp is used when climbing via the northeast ridge.
Everest base camp hike and Hiking / cost -price /Details Itinerary 2024/2025
Supplies are shipped to the South Base Camp by Sherpa’s or porters, and with the help of animals, usually yaks. The North Base Camp has vehicle access (at least in the summer months). Climbers typically rest at base camp for several days for acclimatization to reduce the risks and severity of altitude sickness.

South Base Camp in Nepal side

Short Rest on Everest Base Trail and details Itinerary 2024/2025 (March April , may August, September, October and November) Spring and Autumn trekking sessions
The Everest Base Camp trek on the south side is one of the most popular trekking routes in the Himalayas and is visited by thousands of trekkers each year. Trekkers usually fly from Kathmandu to Lukla to save time and energy before beginning the morning trek to this base camp. However, trekking to Lukla is possible. There are no roads from Kathmandu to Lukla and as a result, the only method of transporting large and heavy goods is by plane.
 
Everest Base Trek Route Map from Nepal side
From Lukla, climbers trek upward to the Sherpa capital of Namche Bazaar, 3,440 metres (11,290 ft), following the valley of the Dudh Kosiriver. It takes about two days to reach the village, which is a central hub of the area. Typically at this point, climbers allow a day of rest for acclimatization. They then trek another two days to Dingboche, 4,260 metres (13,980 ft) before resting for another day for further acclimatization. Another two days takes them to Everest Base Camp via Gorakshep, the flat field below Kala Patthar, 5,545 metres (18,192 ft) and Mt. Pumori.

Everest Base camp Details Itinerary:

Day 1 Kathmandu
Arrive at any time. Included Activities: Arrival Day and Welcome Meeting  with Nepal Guide team  or  you trekking guides 
 
Day 2 Kathmandu/Phakding
The mountain flight into Lukla is spectacular and the landing an exciting beginning to the trek – one end of the runway is 60m (197ft) higher than the other.
Once in Lukla, head through pine and cedar woods along the Dudh Kosi to Phakding. Spend the next three nights trekking in the area and acclimatizing in preparation for heading to base camp. This is a challenging trip and involves difficult trekking at high altitudes but the whole experience is simply awe-inspiring! Additional Notes: Details of the trip are subject to change due to weather conditions or any other factors outside the control of G Adventures or its agents. Included Activities: Everest Base Camp Trek Transport: Plane
 
Day 3 Phakding/Namche Bazaar
An acclimatisation day allows for an excursion to Thame and Khumjung, the green village. Included Activities: Everest Base Camp Trek
 
Day 4 Namche Bazaar
An acclimatisation day allows for an excursion to Thame and Khumjung, the green village. Included Activities: Everest Base Camp Trek
 
Day 5 Namche Bazaar/Thyāngboche
Set out on a 6–7 hr trek through woods and rhododendron forests before arriving in Tengboche. Included Activities: Everest Base Camp Trek
 
Day 6 Thyāngboche/Dingboche
Trek to Dingboche where we have time to acclimatize. Included Activities: Everest Base Camp Trek
 
Day 7 Dingboche
An acclimatization day here can be used to hike up the Imja Khola to Chhukung or Nagarzhang Peak, a small summer settlement from where stunning views of Island Peak, Lhotse, Ama Dablam, and the fluted ice walls flanking the Amphu Lapcha pass can be seen. These views are one of the highlights of the entire trek. Included Activities: Acclimatization Day
 
Day 8 Dingboche/Lobuche
Hike along the Khumbu Glacier to reach Lobuche, which has spectacular views of Nuptse. Included Activities: Everest Base Camp Trek
 
Day 9 Everest Base Camp
Today includes a challenging climb past the Khumbu Glacier, arriving in Nuptse. We’ll cross the Changri Glacier to Gorakshep, and then enjoy the highlight of reaching Everest Base Camp. Included Activities: Everest Base Camp Trek Everest Base Camp Trek
 
Day 10 Gorak Shep/Pheriche
Enjoy an early morning trek to Kala Pattar for sunrise views of Everest. Descend to Pheriche. Included Activities: Everest Base Camp Trek Everest Base Camp Trek
 
Day 11 Pheriche/Thyāngboche
Descend through Pangboche, with its great gompa, to Tengboche. Included Activities: Everest Base Camp Trek
 
Day 12 Thyāngboche/Monjo
Continue our descent, staying in the small village of Monjo for the evening. Included Activities: Everest Base Camp Trek
 
Day 13 Monjo/Lukla
The final day of our trek takes us back to Lukla, where we have a chance to relax after the rigorous adventure we just undertook. Included Activities: Everest Base Camp Trek
 
Day 14 Lukla/Kathmandu
We take the short flight back to Kathmandu, where the rest of the day is free for shopping, sightseeing, or relaxing in one of the many rooftop cafés. Transport: Plane
 
Day 15 Kathmandu
Depart at any time. Included Activities: Departure Day
 

What’s included

English-speaking local guide and assistants for the trek
Porters included on the trek
Trekking to Everest Base Camp
Internal flights
All transport between destinations and to/from included activities
Accommodations
Hotels/guesthouses (2 nts), tea house lodges (12 nts).
Meals

No meals included

Staff & experts
trekking support staff.

GOOD TO KNOW before everest base camp trek

 about CANCELLATION

Free cancellation up to 30 days prior departure, after which the deposit becomes non-refundable.

OTHER PRACTICAL INFORMATION about ebc trek

During the peak travel seasons from March to May and September to November, flights between Kathmandu and Lukla are rerouted from Kathmandu to Ramechhap Airport due to heavy traffic congestion. This means travellers must drive approximately 135 kilometres, which takes about 4 hours under normal traffic conditions, to reach Ramechhap Airport to catch their flight to Lukla. The same process applies for the return journey from Lukla to Kathmandu. Unfortunately, this rerouting is unavoidable due to the congestion in Kathmandu. For those who prefer a direct flight to Lukla or back to Kathmandu, helicopter flights are available as an alternative, albeit at a higher cost. Please feel free to contact us for more information on this matter.

 

Equipment List

Head: Sun hat or scarf, light balaclavas or warm fleece hats, sunglasses with UV protection Lower Body: Hiking shorts, cotton long pants, light thermal bottoms for the expedition, fleece or woollen pants (seasonal), waterproof shell pants (preferably those made of breathable fabric)

Feet: Thin, lightweight inner socks; warm, thick wool hiking socks; hiking boots with spare laces; camp shoes (sneakers and/or sandals); gaiters for hiking in the winter to the base camp

Upper Body: T-shirts, lightweight thermal tops meant for an expedition, fleece jackets or pullovers, wind-stopper jackets (optional), waterproof shell jackets (preferably breathable fabric), a down vest and/or a jacket*Hands: Lightweight gloves, thick gloves, or mittens with a waterproof outer shell (seasonal)Personal Hygiene: –

 Wet wipes (baby wipes), tissue /toilet roll, anti-bacterial accessories: Sleeping bag (rated zero degrees centigrade),* headlamps (eg, Petzl Zoom) with spare bulbs and batteries, trekking bags/duffel bags*, basic first aid kits and large plastic bags, daypack (approximately 2500 to 3000 cubic inches), trekking poles, water bottles (2) or camel bags, toiletries (Small wash towels, toilet papers, etc), earplugs ( just in case)Toiletries: Medium-sized, quick-drying towels, toothbrushes and paste (preferably biodegradable), multipurpose soap bars (preferably biodegradable), deodorants, nail clippers, face, and body moisturizer, female hygiene products

Extras: Binoculars, books, trail maps/guidebooks, notebooks and pens, swimming costume