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  • Everest Base Camp Trek- Gorakshep
  • Mt. Everest view from Kalatpathar
  • Lukla Airport- Everest Base Camp Standard Trek
  • Namche Bazaar- Everest Base Camp Standard Trek

Everest Base Camp Standard Trek

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Difficulty Level
  • Moderate Moderate

    The moderate trip is between the mediums and strenuous, the increasing altitude is the main harder part of this grade, altitude goes up to 4000meters, it requires the good physical fitness and health conditions

Trip Duration

14 Days

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Trip Budget

USD 1750

Everest Base Camp Standard Trek
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  • Start From: Kathmandu
  • Finish At: Kathmandu
  • Countries: Nepal
  • Destination: Kathmandu-Lukla-Namche-Tengboche- EBC-Kathmandu
  • Max. Altitude:5555m
  • Physical rating:
  • Trip Code: APEX-EBC-ST
  • Group size: Any size
  • Daily walking Hour: 6 Hrs.
  • Activities : Trekking in Everest Region, City Tour in Kathmandu

Overview

The journey to Everest Base Camp begins with a short breathtaking mountain flight to Lukla. We hike through the historical trail which was pioneered by Sir Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay, the first summiteers of Mt. Everest. It is easily one of the most intriguing destinations in the world. The classic trek to Everest Base Camp is a rewarding journey in the Himalayas.

We traverse through the Sherpa heartland to the foot of Mt. Everest, crossing cultivated fields, glaciers and small villages of Sherpa. Walk by the Dudh Koshi river before climbing up to Namche Bazaar (3441m). Tengboche Monastery is a heaven for photographers and is a major highlight of the trek; it lies in the backdrop of Mt. Amadablam, Mt Everest, Mt. Lhotse, and other huge mountains. Climbing up Kalapatthar gives us breathtaking views of Mt. Everest along with other Himalayan giants.

Detailed Itinerary

  • Day 01
    Arrival at the Tribhuwan International Airport in Kathmandu (1,345m.

    Our airport representative welcomes you at the airport and transfers to the hotel in a private tourist vehicle. Your guide will help you go through your trekking gear and any missing item can be bought or rented in Thamel.


    Overnight at a hotel.
  • Day 02
    Fly to Lukla (2840m), Trek to Phakding(2610m. Distance approx. 9km/ 3.5hrs

    Wake up early in the morning and head to the the airport for a flight to Lukla. We take a packed breakfast today. After a short scenic flight to Lukla, we begin the trek, after meeting our local trekking staff. We reach Phakding today, located on the banks of Dudh Koshi River.


    Overnight at a guesthouse.
  • Day 03
    Trek to Namche Bazaar(3441m). Distance approx. 12km/ 6hrs.

    Following Dudh Koshi River and then a climb to reach Namche takes approximately 6 hours. We cross the river several times, encountering yaks and mules along the trail. Finally, the trail on the banks finish and we start ascending on steep gradient up, crossing the highest suspension bridge of Everest Region. The climb is steep, so we walk with a comfortable pace. Finally we reach Namche, the biggest town in the region.


    Overnight at a guesthouse.
  • Day 04
    Acclimatization day in Namche Bazaar. Walk around the Namche Bazaar. Distance approx. 5km/ 3hrs

    Today is a rest day of the trek. It is very important to take rest and acclimatize as we gain altitude. Today you will hike up to Syangboche and visit a museum that belongs to Sherpa culture, and the history records of Mt. Everest expedition by Tenzing Norgay and Sir Edmund Hillary, the first ones to scale Everest. The view of Namche, Khumjung village, and the massive summits in front are stupendous from Syangboche.


    Overnight at a guesthouse.
  • Day 05
    Trek to Tengboche Hill(3880). Distance approx. 12km/5hrs.

    After breakfast at the hotel, we heard north towards Tengboche, a superb hill for photography and Himalayan view. The monastery at Tengboche is one of the major highlights of Everest Base Camp standard trek. To reach Tengboche we need to walk for about 6 hours today, which includes a steep uphill bit on the second half of the day. In the evening, we walk around the Tengboche monastery and visit the monastery. Enjoy the beautiful evening with spectacular views at Tengboche Hill.


    Overnight at a guesthouse.
  • Day 06
    Trekking to Dingboche Valley(4350m). Distance approx. 12km/6hrs.

    After breakfast we trek down to Debuche and continue on to Pangboche, which is a major Sherpa settlement. Walking through the village, we get to see Mt. Ama Dablam towering us from the right, making a picture perfect setting for the village to be in. In fact, the mountain will be at a stones throw away from us as we walk. On undulating trails we cross a river and make a short climb up to Dingboche valley.


    Overnight at a guesthouse.
  • Day 07
    Second Acclimatization day in Dingboche. Hike up to Nagarsang (5090m) or Chhukung(4700m). Distance approx. 4km/3hrs.

    Today is the second rest and acclimatization day of this trek. After morning breakfast, we will walk around Dingboche. We can either hike up to Naragsang Hill or up to Chhukung Ri. Both are at similar elevation and ideal for acclimatization. The choice depends on your interest and weather conditions, and will be finalized by our guide. After returning from the day hike, we rest at the guesthouse and prepare for next day. Enjoy a hearty dinner in Dingboche.


    Overnight at a guesthouse.
  • Day 08
    Trek to Lobuche (4,910m ) Distance approx. 9km/ - 4 hrs

    After breakfast in Dingboche, the journey to Lobuche begins. We pass Thukla Pass, which is also called Memorial Pass, as it has quite a few small stone memories and prayer flags to commemorate the loved ones who perished in Everest region. The trail today is easier than in previous days as it is on grassland. The view of Himalayas, Khumbu Valley, Cholatse Glacier Lakes, Thukla Pass and so froth make the walk really enjoyable. Once we reach Lobuche, we have lunch and take some rest, after which we walk up to the Khumbu glacier on the edge of Lobuche.


    Overnight at a guesthouse.
  • Day 09
    Trek to Gorakshep (5170 m), continue to Everest Base Camp (5,365 m) then back to Gorak Shep (5170 m) - Distance approx. 15km/ 8 hrs

    Today we walk to the main destination of the trek - Everest Base Camp. The rocky walk by the Khumbu glacier is quite rough and precarious on some bits, so do be careful. The first village we reach is Gorakshep where we have our lunch and continue to Everest Base Camp. On the way to Base Camp it is important to bring some snacks and water. Explore the Base Camp and return to the guesthouse which is about 5 hours up and down.


    Overnight at a guesthouse.
  • Day 10
    Hike up to Kalapattar (5,555m) early in the morning and trek down to Periche (4,200m) Distance approx. 15km/- 7 hrs

    This is also a challenging day. Early morning we hike up the Kalapathar to catch the sunrise. As we climb up the mountains come to an eye level. We get a panoramic view of the Khumbu mountains from the top. This is also the highest point of the trek, from where we can see Mt. Everest, Mt. Nuptse, Mt. Pumori, Mt. Lhotse and many others peaks. You make an easy descent to Gorakshep and have breakfast before trekking down to Pheriche, a tiny hamlet at the base of Taboche mountain.


    Overnight at a guesthouse.
  • Day 11
    Trek to Namche Bazaar (3,441m)- Distance 22km/7 hrs.

    Our journey to Namche from Pheriche starts after breakfast. You will cross the village Pangboche and Imja Khola. A small climb up takes us to Tengboche, a hill station where sits the biggest monastery of the region. It is the only monastery that can be seen from the summit of Everest. After exploring the monastery trek down to Phungi Thanga and climb up to Sanasa. Finally on gradual ups we reach Namche Bazaar.


    Overnight at a guesthouse.
  • Day 12
    Trek back to Lukla. Distance approx. 21km 6hrs.

    After trekking for 15 days in the region, we make our way to Lukla which will be our final stop in Solukhumbu region. For lunch, we stop at Phakding, a village that lies on the banks of Dudh Koshi River.


    Overnight at a guesthouse.
  • Day 13
    Morning fly back to Kathmandu. 30 min Scenic flight.

    This morning you will fly out from Lukla to Kathmandu, and upon arrival, your guide transfers you to the hotel. A good rest after a long trek will be crucial. In the evening, you have leisure time to stroll around Thamel and do any souvenir shopping if you like.


    Overnight at a hotel.
  • Day 14
    Transfer to the airport for your final flight departure.

    The trip concludes today. Your guide will drop you off at the international airport for your departure back home.


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Trip Includes

  1. Airport to Hotel and Hotel to Airport in private tourist vehicle.
  2. Two nights hotel accommodation in Kathmandu in the three-star hotel on Twin Sharing/BB basis.
  3. Eleven nights available guesthouse/ lodges accommodation during the trek
  4. Domestic (Ktm-Lua-Ktm) airfare for clients and guides.
  5. English speaking government license holder local guides and porters as per required. Generally, we assign one porter for every two clients.
  6. Full facility for Trekking Porters; Meals, Accommodations, insurance, Salary, and Equipment.
  7. Sagarmatha National Park trekking permits, temple and monument fees.
  8. Farewell dinner one night before the client’s final departure in a Typical Nepali Restaurant with culture dance, your guide will accompany you.
  9. All government taxes and official expenses.

Please Note
US$80 per person per night for Single room and US$ 65 per person per night for Double (twin sharing) room if you need extra accommodation in Kathmandu including breakfast.

Trip Exclude

  1. International Airtickets
  2. Insurance of Traveller’s that should cover helicopter rescue charges worth a minimum of USD 50,000 per person
  3. Nepal Entry Visa
    You can get your visa upon arrival in Nepal immigration of Tribhuwan International Airport Branch in Kathmandu.
  4. Lunch and Dinner in Kathmandu
  5. All meals in mountain
  6. All drinks including drinking water along the trekking route.
  7. Personal trekking gears/equipment.
  8. Tips for trekking staffs (Tipping is expected).
  9. Other expenses that are not listed on Price Include Section.

Equipment List

This is a section where you get the general idea equipment that you need in Everest Base Camp. The important and serious part of equipment selection depends on the trekking season, trekking days, and maximum altitude.

Trekkers personal goods such as money purse, cameras, cell phones and the cosmetic items that you need in a daytime, while you are hiking. Porter carries others your heavy equipment.

Everest Base Camp Trekking Gear List

Initial

  1. Day Pack
  2. Down jacket and sleeping bag
  3. Upper Body - Head / Ears / Eye
  4. A baseball cap can protect your ear and neck from the sunlight.
  5. Warm wool or synthetic hat that covers your ears
  6. Balaclava - lightweight, thinner variety
  7. UV protection glacier glasses with side shields and a hard-sided storage case. (In high altitude automatically the atmosphere is thinner than low altitude so, the sunlight is quite strong on the mountain, which affects our eyes. For those people who are wearing the prescription glasses, please requesting you to speaks with your doctor about the prescription glacier glasses.)
  8. Headlamp: Headlamp is a one of the basic for you during the trek because treks are on the mountain where not plenty of electricity is. -Make sure to bring extra lithium batteries.

Hand

  1. A pair of liner synthetic/ woolen gloves for the mild days.
  2. A pair of heavy woolen gloves for morning and evening time.
  3. A pair shell gloves or mitts Gore-Tex is preferred for keeping hands dry.

Core Body

  1. Two cotton t-shirts.
  2. A synthetic t-shirt.
  3. Two long sleeve polyesters, light colored shirts for sunny days. V-neck zipper provides additional venting options which are good for changing temperatures.
  4. A soft shell jacket, water resistant, with insulation, underarm ventilation zippers. The full front zipper is preferable for ventilation.
  5. A medium to heavyweight expedition down parka w/hood.
  6. For women two synthetic sports bras, no cotton!

Lower Body - Legs

  1. Three pairs of nylon hiking shorts, not cotton
  2. Underwear, stay away from cotton
  3. Two pairs lightweight long underwear
  4. Pair soft shell pants - synthetic, full zip from top and bottom preferably
  5. Two pair trekking pants, preferably that zip on/off at the knees.
  6. Pair hard shell pants. Waterproof/breathable, Gore-Tex or equivalent is best
  7. Pair cotton pants
  8. Especially for the women a full-length skirt.

Feet

  1. At least four pairs of liner socks, synthetic.
  2. Three pair heavyweight socks to be worn over liner socks
  3. A pair of lightweight socks, a good option for the lower / warmer parts of the trail and also on lodges at the time of dinner.
  4. A pair light to medium weight waterproof hiking/trekking boots. Make sure the size and should have to be avoidable for blister.
  5. A pair light trekking shoes or sneakers to wear in and about camps or lodge
  6. Sandals are optional for the trek.

Medicine and First Aid

  1. Extra Strength Excedrin for altitude-related headaches
  2. Ibuprofen for general aches and pains
  3. Pepto Bismol capsules for upset stomach or diarrhea
  4. Diamox (commonly prescribed as Acetazolamide) 125 or 250mg tablets for altitude sickness

Your guides will have more extensive medical gear, but you should have the basics.

Miscellaneous, but Important

  1. Passport and extra passport photos (4 copies)
  2. Airline ticket(s)
  3. Visa (if required and acquired in advance)
  4. Immunization record
  5. Durable wallet/pouch for travel documents, money and passport
  6. Two water bottles one liter wide-mouth Nalgene and one insulator
  7. Lip balm. At least SPF 20, 2 sticks.
  8. Sunscreen. SPF 40 is recommended and should be relatively new since it loses its effectiveness over time
  9. Toiletry kit. Be sure to include toilet paper stored in a plastic bag, hand wipes, and liquid hand sanitizer, towel, soap, etc

Optional

  1. A pair of adjustable trekking poles, this is great for the downhill trek, and even it is listed in optional.
  2. Favorite snack foods, two pounds for maximum limits.
  3. Books and other devices for relaxing during the trek and rest time.
  4. For your records the cameras.
  5. Hydration bladder with the drinking tube and tube insulator
  6. A urination bottle for men and a pee funnel for the woman, as you might want to avoid that chilly late night trip
  7. A small stainless steel thermos

The above list guides you to buy the goods. There are so many options for you, they different brand and version, so it would be better to buy as per your experience. Most of the things are easily available in Kathmandu as well in cheap price.

Please Note The tight fighting clothing such as made with Lycra can often be offensive to locals. So if you find these items comfortable please kindly wear top of them.

 

Altitude Sickness Info

Acute Mountain Sickness may happen when the travelers rapidly up to the height of 3000m. Our itineraries are designed with rest days. Once when you arrived at high altitude, your acclimatization line will raise your body to start to adjust. The commonly happened in altitude are shortness of breath, light headache, whereas the mountain sickness is quite different which involves a severe headache, vomiting etc.

The trained and expert guides will every day advise you about your health conditions, requirements, and altitude sickness while you are trekking, hiking and climbing. That’s why you should not worry about the sickness. Also, we would like to recommend you to meet your doctor, advisor before you start your travel.

Given some information helps you to get rid of the Acute Mountain Sickness.
There are three stages of altitude sickness and symptoms.

Normal AMS Symptoms

The given altitude symptoms may every trekker will have experience but no worries these are common.

  1. Need more sleep than normal sleep time
  2. Occasional loss of hunger.
  3. Vivid, wild dreams especially at around 2500-3800 meters in altitude.
  4. Periodic breathing.
  5. A runny nose.
  6. Increasing urination while moving to/at higher altitudes (a good sign)
  7. Dizziness.

[A]-Minor AMS Symptoms
The trekkers when they entered on high Himalayan Valleys get mild AMS that you are having symptoms. The symptoms to be altitude sickness at least you have given one indication.

  1. Hard to breath
  2. Dizziness
  3. Dry raspy cough
  4. A runny nose
  5. Loss of hunger
  6. Weakness
  7. Nausea
  8. A mild headache

What to do when Minor Symptoms does not stop?

  1. If the symptoms developing while walking, then stop and take relax, drink water. Drink frequently.
  2. If symptoms do not stop and developing continuously then stop take rest and drink water and take Diamox of 125 -250mg. Drink more water.
  3. If symptoms growing in the evening, take 125-250mg Diamox and drink plenty of fluids again.
  4. If symptoms partially go away but are still annoying it is safe to take another 250mg Diamox 6-8 hours later.
  5. If the symptoms continue getting worse then you have to descend for a few hours which is more merits than staying at the same altitude.

Serious AMS Symptoms

The given conditions are quite dangerous so descend immediately

  1. A severe headache.
  2. Persistent vomiting and dizziness.
  3. Ataxia (loss of coordination, an inability to walk in a straight line, making the sufferer look drunk)
  4. Losing consciousness (inability to stay awake or understand instructions.
  5. Hallucinations.
  6. Liquid sounds in the lungs.
  7. Very persistent, sometimes watery, cough.
  8. Difficulty breathing.
  9. Rapid breathing or feeling breathless at rest.
  10. Coughing clear fluid, pink phlegm or blood (a very bad sign)
  11. Severe lethargy/fatigue.
  12. The marked blueness of face and lips.
  13. High resting heartbeat (over 130 beats per minute)
  14. Mild symptoms rapidly getting worse

Dangerous cases of AMS

[A] High Altitude Cerebral Edema (HACE)

The brain swelling of the fluid is HACE. It involves disorientation, lethargy, and nausea. Before attacking the HACE, the patient will have the symptoms of fever, ataxia, photophobia, and rapid heartbeat. Unconsciousness and coma from HACE can be lead to death within 12-20hrs from the onsets of symptoms. In the initial phase of ataxia begin treatment with medication, oxygen, and dexamethasone.

Normally, 4 to 8mg of dexamethasone is given as a first dose, then 4mg every six hours, Diamox every 12 hours and 2-4 liters /minute oxygen. The patient must have to be descended.

[B] High Altitude Pulmonary Edema (HAPE)

The condition, that builds up the fluid in the air sacs of lungs is HAPE. HAPE symptoms start progressively within 2-4 days at high altitude. Shortness of breath at rest, cough, weakness and chest tightness and at least two of; fast heartbeat rate, wheezing heard in lungs, the bluish appearance of the skin are the symptoms of HAPE. Descent to the lower altitude is needed if the patient does not get better with oxygen. The Gamow Bag may be used to the lower altitude if a person is in the backcountry unable to descend immediately because of weather.

-Prevention of Acute Mountain Sickness (AMS)

  1. Plenty of acclimatization above 3500 meters.
  2. Do not take a sleeping pill, no alcohol, and smoking
  3. Drink more water (Boiled, mineral/ clean or treated) or any fluids – at least 4 liters per day.
  4. Climb up high altitude and sleep at low altitude.
  5. Never do trek/ travel without guide and porters
  6. Follow the advice from your guide, hotel, local, and guidebook.
  7. Must have to decent if mild symptoms rapidly getting worse.

First Aid Kit

First aid kit is a basic list of common medicines.

  1. Bandage for sprains
  2. Plasters/Band-Aids
  3. Iodine or water filter (optional)
  4. Moleskin/Second skin - for blisters
  5. Antiseptic ointment for cuts
  6. Anti-bacterial throat lozenges (with antiseptic)
  7. Aspirin/Paracetamol - general painkiller
  8. Oral rehydration salts
  9. A broad-spectrum antibiotic (Norfloxacin or ciprofloxacin)
  10. Anti-diarrhoea medication (antibiotic)
  11. Diarrhea stopper (Imodium - optional)
  12. Antibiotic for Guardia or similar microbe or bacteria
  13. Diamox 250/500mg (for altitude sickness)
  14. Sterile Syringe set (anti-AIDS precaution)
  15. Gel hand cleaner.

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I have never thought of myself as a hiker or a trekker, but somehow, the idea of trekking through the Himalayas and venturing through Nepals and the worlds highest mountain seems exhilarating and almost out of reach. I did the trek to Mount Everest Base Camp in October 2013, and it was and still is one of the best experience in my life. We had Gyanu as our guide for the entire trip and not only has he been patient with a beginner trekker like myself, he explained and shared with us his cult Linda Nguyen
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