Everest Base Camp Trek
Everest Base Camp Trek Info
Join Snowy Horizon on this classic trek to Mount Everest Base Camp and enjoy some of the most magnificent views right in front of the highest mountain in the world.Everest is a truly overwhelming sight –just one of manythings that make a trek to Everest base camp the perfect trekking adventure!
We will explore the Khumbu region - the Sherpa heartland and home to Mount Everest,the world’s highest mountain with an elevation of 8,848. You'll see many mighty peaks including Cholatse, Ama Damblam, Nuptse and Lhotse. As you trek towards your ultimate goals - Everest Base Camp and Kalapatthar – you follow the traditional route via which the British in 1951, the Swiss in 1952 and the ultimately successful expedition of 1953 including Tenzing Norgay Sherpa and Sir Edmund Hillary reached base camp.
Once you arrive in Kathmandu, a representative of Snowy Horizon will pick you up at Tribhuwan International airport to transfer you to your accommodation in Kathmandu.After exploring Kathmandu,the adventure starts in earnest withthe (in)famous flight to Lukla, a Sherpa village where we start the actual trek. The Everest Base Camp trekfollows the course of the DudhKosi, the ‘River of Milk’, gradually climbing through forests of rhododendron and magnolia. You’ll experience the quick succession of climate and vegetation zones. After reaching Namche Bazaar, where we take a rest day, the route continues along the Imja Khola River to the valley below Everest. Following further the traditional route via Lobuche and GorakShep, we then reach our destination: the Everest Base Camp.
The Everest Base Camp Trek passes through a various small villages which gives you the opportunity to experience Sherpa customs, culture and their famed hospitality first-hand. Unsurprisingly, the photographic opportunities are limitless (so don’t forget your charger!).
When planning your itinerary to Everest Base Camp, we arrange it so there is enough time to explore Kalapatther, a great vantage point from which you have magnificent view of Everest’s south side as well as the Khumbu glacier.Most of our clients agree that this is the highlight of their experience and an essential component to the trek.
Snowy Horizon offers the trek throughout the year and – thanks to our experience – we are confident it’ll be an unforgettable experience. As with all our packages, it can be flexibly adjusted to your requirements – feel free to contact us any time for suggestions and advice.
Day 01: Arrival and Transfer
Day 02: Kathmandu-Lukla Scenic Flight and short trek to Phakding
Day 03: Phakding to Namche Bazaar Trek.
Day 04: Rest day for acclimatization
Day 05: Namche Bazaar to Tyangboche Trek
Day 06: Tyangboche to Dingboche Trek
Day 07: Dingboche to Lobuche Trek
Day 08: Lobuche to Everest Base Camp and back to Gorakshep Trek
Day 09: Explore Kala Pattar; trek down from Gorakshep via Lobuche to Dingboche
Day 10: Dingboche to Tengboche trek
Day 11: Tengboche to Namche Bazaar Trek
Day 12: Namche Bazaar to Lukla Trek.
Day 13: Fly Back to Kathmandu.
Day 14: Kathmandu to Your Port of Destination
Fact of Trip
Trek Name: Everest Base Camp Trekking
Best season: - September to December & March to May.
Trek Grade: Moderate + fairly Strenuous
Transportation: - By tourist Vehicle (Car / private).Flight
Accommodation: - Tea house /camping
Highest access : 5545m
Mode of Travel: Flight( Kathmandu/Lukla/Kathmandu )
Himalayan sights: Mt. Everest, Amadablam, Lhotse, Nuptse, Pumori and more.
Grade: Strenuous Trek
Trek Duration: 14 Days
Group Size:Min.1 to Max 15Pax
Trekking Question / Answers
What is Trekking?
Trekking is an adventure activity involving multiday walk on village trails, National Park trails and climber’s trails often on reasonably steep terrain and snow at higher altitudes often crossing high passes in the range of 5500m/18000ft.
How difficult are the treks?
It depends on the location and choice of trekkers. Both difficult as well as easy treks are available.
Is there any age limit for trekking in Himalaya?
In Nepal children below 18 years of age are required to trek accompanied by their parent or guardian.
Is trekking permit required?
Depending on trekking area you may require a special trekking permit while other areas would require only conservation/national park entry permit and Trekking Information Management System (TIMS) Card.
What is the general duration of the trek?
In General treks vary in duration from 2 to 4 weeks;average one would trek between 4 to 6 hours per day.
What are the sources of drinking water supply during trekking?
On most established treks bottled water is ubiquitously availableas well as locally purified drinking water is available in many villages along the trek. Otherwise, you can use boiled water supplied by the teahouse or camping crew.
Where do we eat our meals?
On popular trails we will stay in lodges and guest houses and the meals will be cooked for you withcontinental menu meals often available as well as soups and noodles and rice dishes; on some routes there will be a limited choice and on some more remote routes only local Nepal Dal Bhat and curry or instant noodle soups will be available.
Is there any communication while we are on trekking?
It all depends on the area with most of the trekking routeshaving local VHF Phones; increasingly more places get mobile coverage of varied capacity; in remote communication is not available or very limited so the only option would be a satellite phone.
What type of shoes or boots should I wear?
You need comfortable trekking shoes preferably with Gore-Tex style lining for ultimate comfort and thick vibratim soles to have comfortable walk on rocky paths
What problems can arise on altitude?
At high altitude your cardio-pulmonary system is affected by low oxygen density and you can suffer from general breathing difficulties to Acute Mountain Sickness (AMS) as well as your skin is susceptible to sunburn if not protected by cloths or sunblock. The AMS is preventable through appropriate trekking pace and undertaking acclimatization.
What type of insurance should I have? Where can I obtain the insurance?
You need to obtain travel insurance before you arrive to Kathmandu. Your insurance should cover rescue insurance and it should allow the expense of helicopter supported medevac. Nowadays such policies are readily available through many airfare booking agents. Try ihi.com if you cannot find your insurance.
How safe traveling alone women with your company?
We ensure travel safety for all our guests’ women or men travelling with our company. Nepal is generally very safe and welcoming to foreign tourists. We have very good relationships with lodges we use and our guides aware all the time of whereabouts of every guest on the trek. Our groups are small and we ensure continues visual contact.
How much money should I bring for the trek?
On the trek we provide all accommodation, food and we cover park fees, so you need to take only small amount of money to purchase water, small snack and tea outside meals, localsouvenirs, tips or donations to monasteries if you wish to donate small change. $20 per day should be sufficient to cover such expenses
What accommodation will look like during trek?
Majority of trekking is done with lodge/guesthouse accommodation unless you prearranged camping based trip. There are very few trekking areas where lodge accommodation is unavailable and we will offer there a tent accommodation only.
What is tea house trekking?
Teahouse trekking is a trekking where your accommodation and meal are arranged in a local lodge/house with full board services.
What is camping trekking?
Camping trekking is a trekking where we provideyou with tent accommodation and full board with meals to be cooked by professional trekking cook in a mobile camp equipped with akitchen and with adequate support staff of kitchen helpers, guides and porters.
How much a porter carries?
It depends on trekking route and altitude; typically a trekking porter would carry load of 15kg to 25kgand camping porter would carry load up to 40kg.
Is tipping compulsory?
In Nepal it is not customaryto tip but porters and guides would expect and appreciate a small tip. Your tip will go long way to help their families.
Is trekking for me?
Trekking is for you and everyone who is patient and physically fit and enjoys outdoors.
What should be the criteria for physical fitness to trek in Nepal?
You should have a general good level of physical fitness, general hiking experience, do not have any chronic or acute issues with your leg functions andbementally comfortable withmulti-day hikes, than you are ready for trekking.
Can I trek in the Himalayas of Nepal without prior trekking experience?
In principle if you have trekking experience anywhere in the world and you are currently fit for trekking, there is nothing to stop you from Himalayan trekking in Nepal. You just need to increase your cardiovascular capacityto be able to cope with high elevation, where the oxygen density is much lower.
What is the best season to trek in Nepal?
Post-monsoon period from September to December and pre-monsoon season from February to May are the best period for trekking in Nepal. In winter, December till February, at high elevation is very cold and heavy snowfalls may impede crossing of high passes but trekking in low elevations below 3000m is accessible all year round. In summer, June till August is a monsoon season and trekking is very wet, however in rain shadow areas such as Upper Mustang trekking in monsoon season is feasible and pleasant.
What shall I have to bring while trekking in Nepal?
It all depends on the time and altitude of your trek. You may require Down Jacket, warm fleece jacket, warm thermal underwear, trekking pants and shorts, sleeping bag, trekking boots and a backpack, camera and your personal medication. Consult lists of cloth and equipment on our website as a guide and use a common sense to pack enough but not too much at the same time.
Is it necessary to use guide while on trek in Nepal?
We highly recommend having a guide with you. You will travel in wilderness areas and at high elevations so from safety aspect you should not be alone. Travelling through villages there are many trails and if you took wrong path accidently it may be difficult to communicate with locals to get back on the right path or to secure food or accommodation. They will be unlikely to speak English
How will you help me if I suffer from altitude sickness or accident?
You will be taken immediately to the lower altitude first and will be provided first aid as the immediate treatment and then if necessary the guide will call the rescue helicopter tofly you down to Kathmandu or Pokharausing your rescue insurance.
How farwill we walk per day while on trek?
Anywhere from 5km to 15km depending on condition of trekking trail and the altitude of the trekking route.
What is your cancellation policy and terms or conditions?
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