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Everest base camp trek

The Everest Base Camp Trek is one of the most iconic and popular trekking adventures in Nepal, attracting thousands of trekkers and mountaineers from around the world every year. Situated in the majestic Himalayas, this trek offers a mesmerizing blend of breathtaking landscapes, rich cultural experiences, and the thrill of being in the vicinity of the world's highest peak, Mount Everest.

The Everest Base Camp Trek typically takes around 12 to 14 days to complete, depending on the starting and ending points. The journey begins with a scenic flight from Kathmandu to Lukla, a small mountain airstrip, from where trekkers start their trek toward the Everest region. The trail passes through charming Sherpa villages, lush forests, deep river valleys, and high-suspension bridges, making it an unforgettable experience.

The trek rewards adventurers with awe-inspiring views of the Himalayan giants, including Mount Everest (8,848 meters), Lhotse (8,516 meters), Nuptse (7,861 meters), Ama Dablam (6,812 meters), and many other snow-capped peaks. The scenery changes dramatically as trekkers ascend higher, transitioning from lush greenery to alpine landscapes and eventually to the barren, glacier-ridden terrain near Everest Base Camp.

Throughout the trek, trekkers encounter the warm and hospitable Sherpa people, who are well-known for their mountaineering skills and rich cultural heritage. They reside in small mountain villages, and their unique culture, traditions, and Buddhist monasteries provide a glimpse into their way of life.

 One of the major highlights of the Everest Base Camp Trek is the bustling mountain town of Namche Bazaar. It serves as the main trading hub in the Khumbu region and offers trekkers a chance to rest, acclimatize, and explore the local market, which is a treasure trove of traditional handicrafts, clothing, and souvenirs.

The trek culminates at Everest Base Camp, situated at an altitude of approximately 5,364 meters. While trekkers do not climb to the summit of Everest, reaching Base Camp is an achievement in itself. The location offers stunning views of the Khumbu Icefall and the massive South Face of Everest. During the climbing season, trekkers might even get a chance to see mountaineers preparing for their ascent.

The Everest Base Camp Trek is a challenging endeavor, requiring a reasonable level of physical fitness and acclimatization to the high altitudes. Trekkers need to be prepared for unpredictable weather conditions and potential altitude-related issues. It is crucial to trek with a licensed guide or through a reputable trekking agency to ensure safety and support during the journey.

the Everest Base Camp Trek is a bucket-list adventure that offers a profound sense of accomplishment and a chance to witness the world's highest peaks up close. It's an experience that leaves an indelible mark on the hearts of those who undertake this incredible journey through the stunning landscapes of Nepal's Himalayas.


Upon your arrival in Kathmandu, our local team warmly welcomes you at the airport. You will then be escorted to the hotel, where you can enjoy some well-deserved relaxation. The itinerary includes a briefing about the trek's progress and presentation, followed by leisure time. If you arrive in the morning, you'll have the entire day at your disposal. This can be used for rest or for those interested, to explore the surroundings freely. It's an ideal chance to deeply experience Nepalese culture and indulge in the local culinary delights.

Transfer to hotel
Final altitude: approximately 1350 m
Meals: Dinner
Accommodation: night in the hotel

Regarding treks in the Everest region, Kathmandu / Lukla flights are no longer operated due to excessive air traffic in October and November (government decision). It's Kathmandu / Ramechhap by car (about 3 hours drive) and then Ramechhap / Lukla by plane (about 25 minutes flight). Same for the return. The rest of the year, Kathmandu / Lukla flights are maintained.
The flight to Lukla (subject to weather conditions) is one of the most beautiful imaginable! The small plane skirts a multitude of snow-capped peaks and hills sculpted with terraced fields. From a distance, the runway at Lukla airport, a counter slope perched on the edge of a small plateau, seems very narrow for a landing...
The team of porters is waiting for us, the loads are distributed by the Sirdar and we begin the trek with a gentle descent on a balcony path which overlooks the Dudh Kosi. The landscape is shaped by man: villages surrounded by rice fields, chortens and stones engraved with prayers (the mani), bridges suspended over rivers. Large venerable cedars line the route. We reach the bottom of the valley and settle in at the Phakding lodge.

We travel up the Dudh Khola River, with the magnificent Himalayan pines lining our route. Several bridges make us change banks according to the meanders of the river. Steep climb to the capital of Khumbu (Sherpa country). On the way, we admire the Thamserku and from time to time we see Everest. In Namche Bazaar, visit the village, 

Free day in Namche, the most important city in the region. Many lodges and restaurants are present for this starting point for the trek to Everest. It is the ideal place to rest and acclimatize to the high altitude, before undertaking this hike. Depending on your mood, half a day of hiking on the heights of Namche Bazar: villages of Khunde and Khumjung (3780 m), landscapes of mountain pastures and small well-ordered fields. We can admire the sunset over Ama Dablam, Nuptse and Everest above Namche (1 hour walk).

We climb above Namche Bazar on a gently sloping mountainside trail to Mong Pass, view of Ama Dablan and Kantega, two of Nepal's most spectacular peaks. We then descend to Phortse Tenga at 3600m by the Milky River (Dudu khosi) and climb slightly to the village of Phortse (3810m). This day allows us to perfect our acclimatization to the altitude.

A slow and steady climb in the Khumbu valley to Pangboche, the village dominated by Ama Dablam. For 1h30, we follow the inijakhola river passing through Shomare, then we follow Lobuche Khola to Pheriche.

Easy walk for 1 hour, then the trail climbs gently to Thokla (4620 m), then steep climb to the Thokla pass (4830 m), where there are chortens in memory of the dead during the ascent of Everest. We have an exceptional view of the western peaks of Everest and the elegant peak of Ama Dablam.

Always along the moraines of the Khumbu glacier, a chaotic path brings us to the real base camp of Everest. We are at the foot of the famous "Ice Fall" which climbers take to reach the coveted summit...maybe we will have the chance to see some of them...Falls of seracs, the grandeur of the peaks that surround this legendary place … there is a great atmosphere in these fantastic landscapes… Then return by the path that descends to Gorakshep (5,160 m)

We climb the slopes of Kala Pattar as the sun rises over the summit pyramid of Everest. The Belvedere is a shoulder at 5543 m, located at the bottom of the southern spur of Pumori. From this unique point of view in the heart of Khumbu, we share a moment of quietude, and magic, facing the giants of the earth. The lights reveal the tapered ridges, the lace of ice and gigantic vertiginous slopes of snow which gradually change from orange-red to sparkling white. The spirit filled with these wonders, we approach our journey back. We retrace our steps to Thokla and branch off towards Dingboche The descent is tasty, a hot drink in Gorak Shep, a break in the sun in the mountain pastures of Lobuche, our eyes fixed on the North faces of Ama Dablam, Taboche and from Thamserku.

We lose altitude and find more populated lands. The descent takes place on the sunny side of the valley, facing Ama Dablam and the duo Thamserku and Kantega. Mani and chortens again punctuate the path. We cross two important villages, Pheriche and Panboche. In the latter, nestled in the middle of pines and junipers, a monastery shelters a curiosity: the scalp of a yeti... We continue our descent towards the bottom of the valley, carpeted with pines and rhododendrons, a haven of a small Himalayan ungulate, the musk deer, before going up to the monastery of Tengboche. Founded in 1919, it is perched on a spur, a perfect belvedere over Ama Dablam and the great wall of Nuptse and Lhotse. Rapid descent in a beautiful forest. Crossing a footbridge at Phunki, before a slow ascent then a balcony path leading to Namche Bazar. 

We soon taste the gentle warmth of the lower valleys as we descend the wooded gorges of the Dudh Khosi before going back up to Lukla where we thank the team of porters. We spend our last evening in the heart of Khumbu.

Early in the morning, the atmosphere at Lukla airport is often effervescent. A small plane takes us back to Kathmandu (subject to weather conditions) where we find our hotel in the city center. Free time so that everyone can discover the city at their leisure

Today you leave with your guide to discover the Kathmandu valley. In Pashupatinath, you discover the most important Hindu temple in Nepal. Built on the banks of the Bagmati, the most sacred of Nepal's rivers, Pashupinath and its ghats are a great place of cremation. You leave the mystical atmosphere of this Hindu city for Bodnath, one of the main Buddhist shrines in the Kathmandu region and one of the largest stupas in the world. Finally, you discover either the ancient royal city of Bhaktapur or Patan, its Durbar Square and its wooden temples in the shape of pagodas.

free time depending on the departure time of your flight and our representative will drop you at the airport, ending your journey in Nepal. We hope to be of service to you again. Thank you and safe travels.

Trip Included

  • 3-night hotel stays in Kathmandu on B/B Plan
  • Full Board Meals (Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner) during the trekking and climbing period
  • Local Guesthouse accommodation during trekking in the mountains
  • Food, drinks, accommodation, insurance, salary, equipment, transportation, and local tax for guides and porters
  • Domestic flights (Kathmandu- Lukla -Kathmandu)
  • All necessary staff with the experienced leader (guide), and Sherpa porters to carry luggage (2 trekkers:1 porter) including their salary, insurance, equipment, flight, food, and lodging
  • All necessary paper works; trekking permit
  • All government taxes, VAT, and service charges
  • First Aid Kit

Trip Excluded

  • Lunch and Dinner in Kathmandu
  • Travel Insurance
  • Any kind of Drinks and Liquors
  • Personal expenses (phone calls, laundry, bar bills, battery recharge, extra porters, bottle or boiled water, shower, heater, etc.)
  • Optional trips for activities and sightseeing if extended
  • All items not listed in Cost included a section
  • Altitude chamber (PAC) or oxygen
  • Extra night accommodation in Kathmandu because of early arrival, late departure, and early return from the mountain (due to any reason) than the scheduled itinerary
  • Tips for Trekking Staff
Tipping is an integral part of the country's culture. This gesture of thanks, which varies according to the itinerary and the duration, has become an obligation. A tip is given at the end of the trip to the members of the team. However, it is important that the tip remains a gratuity, our teams being very well remunerated elsewhere. We invite you to distribute tips only if the service has met your expectations, 

Notes: Costs may be subject to change in itinerary. So costs will be recalculated if the trekking/tour days get modified

Due to unforeseeable circumstances such as climatic hazards, physical conditions of the participants, or external factors like road conditions, traffic, or force majeure situations, your guide may need to make adjustments to the itinerary to ensure the smooth execution of your trip. The guide will act as the sole authority and ensure your safety throughout the journey. Please note that walking times provided are approximate and may vary for each participant.

Trip Organization

Your Guide and Team
Your guide, from your arrival in Kathmandu until your departure, is responsible for the success of your trip and oversees your team. Do not hesitate to ask him questions, respect his position as the team leader, and above all follow his advice! Often your guide is the only English-speaking member of the team. In the mountains and, especially when during high-altitude travels, your guide is responsible for the safety of the group. The instructions he gives and the remarks he makes to all participants must be carefully followed. The interest and safety of the trekking group must be preserved, even when it may be to the detriment of an individual member of the group.

Your Nepalese team may consist of several people, each with different responsibilities. They are:

The Guide Leader (Sirdar) is responsible for and leader of the whole team and is treated with respect by all. Often he has earned his position by starting as a porter and rising through the ranks.
The Assistant Guide is actively helping clients under the leader’s direction and set camp. 
The Porter is the load carrier for the trekking group. As Nepal is a mountain country with few roads, porters are employed to carry loads. Compliance with regulations and common courtesy dictates the maximum weight carried and the minimum wage paid. Porters are provided with gear based on the routes they follow, and with insurance for alpine treks.
Each trekker is allotted the following maximum weights per person: Lodge (tea house) Accommodations: 15 kg maximum; Tent Camping: 22 kg maximum; Expeditions/summit ascents: 20 kg maximum. The porters are given a premium wage for carrying loads over 30 kg. 
In addition, the  Alpinist Club takes care to take out insurance for the Guide and porters. Specific equipment is allocated to them for crossing passes at altitude (even if wearers often refuse to put on shoes due to lack of habit).

Accommodations in Kathmandu
In Kathmandu, you will accommodate in a hotel. We use different hotels depending on availability. The two preferred hotels are:

Hotel Ramada: Located in the heart of Thamel, this hotel is ideal for walking the bustling streets of Kathmandu. The spacious rooms all have a bathroom, air conditioning, and Wi-Fi. A fully equipped and active dining room is available for all meals, and the breakfast buffet offers a wide choice of foods. The hotel offers currency exchange, laundry services, and luggage storage.

Sampada Garden: Located just 20 minutes on foot from Thamel and  Durbar Square, this hotel is convenient for exploring Kathmandu. The rooms have all the necessary comforts for your stay: air conditioning, bathroom, and Wi-Fi. Breakfasts are served as a generous buffet. The hotel provides currency exchange, laundry services, and luggage storage.

Accommodation during Everest base camp trek

For lodge accommodation: meals are prepared by the cooks of the lodge and are taken from the lodge's dining room. 
Here is a typical one-day menu: 

breakfast: eggs, toast or chapati, or Tibetan bread or pancakes, or pancakes, butter/jam, tea or coffee
Lunch: a main course, tea or coffee
Dinner: soup, main course, fruit (fresh or canned), tea or coffee
During the trek, tea or coffee is served with meals. Two cups per person are included. Apart from these included menus, other drinks and foodstuffs will be at your expense.
Water: provide tablets (Hydroclovazone, Micropur, or another type) to disinfect the water you put in your water bottle, depending on the source and on the advice of your guide. It is sometimes possible to buy purified water and refill your water bottle without having to buy bottled water. You can also buy mineral water in the cities (not included in the price) but its ecological balance is poor, as you know. Also, we do not recommend it.

Preparation for the Trek
Preparing for the trek requires several months of preparation with 4 to 6-hour walks every weekend for stamina and participating in a sport that required short periods of high exertion.

Medical check-up
Being in good health is essential to fully enjoy your Alpinist Club trip. If your last medical visit was more than four years ago, please get another general physical exam and tell your doctor the nature of your trip (climate, altitude, difficulty, etc.). The altitude also has the effect of reviving dental problems or other chronic pain, so getting a dental checkup is also prudent. If you are undertaking a high-altitude expedition, we advise you to consult a mountain medicine specialist.

Acute Mountain Sickness
This trip takes place at high altitudes, so some people may experience altitude-related discomforts like headaches, loss of appetite, and swelling of limbs. Most of these symptoms usually go away within a few days, but sometimes they can develop into a serious illness: pulmonary or cerebral edema. There are no preventive drugs for AMS. Diamox diuretic is often effective for symptomatic relief, but you should first check with your doctor to verify that it is not contraindicated for you. Think about it before you go.

Your Personal Trekking Gear
  1. woolen hat 1
  2.  fleece hat 1
  3.  T-shirt 3
  4.  Thermal full t-shirt (base layer) 2
  5.  Fleece jacket 2
  6.  Down jacket
  7. light insulating wear (mid-layer) 1
  8.  Gore-Tex jacket 1
  9.  Thermal Trouser (base layer) 2
  10.  Trekking trousers (flexible ) 2
  11.  down pant 1
  12.  Gore-Tex pants 1
  13.  Gore-Tex gloves 1 pair
  14. thin/warm gloves 2pairs
  15.  Rain punch 1
  16.  woolen shock (thick) 3 pairs
  17.  sandal 1
  18.  camp shoes (sports shoes) 1
  19.  Trekking boot 1
  20.  sun /glacier glass (uv protect ) 2
  21.  snow gaiter (also buy in Nepal ) 1
  22.  sleeping bags or liners (if possible ) 1
  23.  personal first aid
  24.  pocket knife` 1
  25.  washing soap, towel, tooth pest/ brush
  26.  sun lotion enough +30 /50 & lip guard 1+1
  27.  Trekking poles (u can buy in Nepal as well) 1 pair
  28. headlights, water bottles, Thermos 1+1+1
  29. books, a camera, playing car

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  • Stunning mountain views including Mount Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse, and Ama Dablam.
  • Passing through the Sherpa villages, who are known for their friendly and welcoming nature
  • passing through Sagarmatha National Park and Cultural experience
  •  The Base Camp itself, it offers a chance to see the mountain up close
  • 14 Days

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  • Your personalized or tailor-made trip
  • Activity : Trekking
  • Physical Level : Easy
  • Highest pass : 5500m
  • Confort : Basic
  • Group size : 20
  • Accommodation : Hotel-Lodge-Tent
  • Transportation : Private Bus
  • Best Season : Spring - Autumn
  • Trip Starts : kathmandu-lukla
  • Trip End : Lukla, Kathmandu
  • Customizable trip : Yes

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