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Overview

"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 many things that make a trek to Everest base camp the perfect trekking adventure! “

In the Everest Base Camp trek the trekking team will explore the Khumbu region, the Sherpa heartland and home to Mt. Everest the world’s highest mountain with an elevation of 8,848m the top land of world. Trekkers will see many mighty peaks including Cholatse, Ama Dablam, Nuptse, Pumori, Lhotse etc. The most popular Everest Base Camp Trek towards your ultimate goals to the real base camp for Mt. Everest Expedition and Kala Patthar with the panoramic glimpse of Everest Glacier. You follow the traditional route via which the British in 1951, the Swiss in 1952 and the ultimately successful expedition of 1953 including the Sherpa Tenzing Norgay and Sir Edmund Hillary reached to the summit.

To experience Everest Base Camp Trekking once you arrive in Kathmandu, a representative of Team Snowy Horizon will pick you up at Tribhuwan International airport to transfer you to your pre booked accommodation in Kathmandu. After exploring Kathmandu, the adventure starts in earnest with the famous flight to Lukla direct from Kathmandu or alternatively 135km drive to Manthali Airport, Ramechhap and short fly to Lukla, a Sherpa village where we start the actual trek. The Everest Base Camp trek follows the course of the Dudh Koshi, 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 Gorak Shep, 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 devices and charger!).When planning your itinerary to Everest Base Camp, we arrange it so there is enough time to explore Kala Pattar, 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 that we are confident it’ll be an unforgettable experience to you. As with all our packages, it can be flexibly adjusted to your requirements and we are ready to customize or combine the routes to Renjo and or Cho La as well. Feel free to contact us at any time for suggestions and advice.

Day-to-Day Itinerary:

Day 01: Arrival at Kathmandu Airport and transfer to hotel.

Day 02: Last minute shopping briefing, transfer to Mulkot (4 Hrs.-way to Ramechhap); hotel.

Day 03: Transfer to Manthali Airport fly to Lukla (2800m) trek to Phakding (2610m-4 Hrs.); lodge.

Day 04: Trek from Phakding to Namche Bazaar (3440m-7 Hrs.); lodge.

Day 05: Explore Namche Bazaar, hike up & down to Hotel Everest View; lodge.

Day 06: Trek from Namche to Tengboche (3870m-5 Hrs.); lodge.

Day 07: Trek from Tengboche to Dingboche (4390m-6 Hrs.); lodge.

Day 08: Acclimatization and hike and exploration at Dingboche.

Day 09: Trek from Dingboche to Lobuche (4930m-5 Hrs.); lodge.

Day 10: Trek to Gorak Shep (5160m-3 Hrs.) hike to: Everest Base Camp (5360m-3 Hrs.); lodge.

Day 11: Gorak Shep to Kalapatthar (5545 m) hike and Dingboche back trek (7 Hrs.); lodge.

Day 12: Trek from Dingboche to Pangboche (3985m-5 Hrs.); lodge.

Day 13: Trek from Pangboche to Namche Bazar (3445m-6 Hrs.); lodge.

Day 14: Trek back from Namche Bazaar to Lukla (2800m-8 Hrs.); lodge.

Day 15: Fly to Manthali- drive back to Kathmandu, transfer to Hotel.

Day 16: Transfer to the airport for final departure.

Day-to-Day Itinerary:

Day 01: Arrival at Kathmandu Airport and transfer to hotel.

Day 02: Last minute shopping briefing, transfer to Mulkot (4 Hrs.-way to Ramechhap); hotel.

Day 03: Transfer to Manthali Airport fly to Lukla (2800m) trek to Phakding (2610m-4 Hrs.); lodge.

Day 04: Trek from Phakding to Namche Bazaar (3440m-7 Hrs.); lodge.

Day 05: Explore Namche Bazaar, hike up & down to Hotel Everest View; lodge.

Day 06: Trek from Namche to Tengboche (3870m-5 Hrs.); lodge.

Day 07: Trek from Tengboche to Dingboche (4390m-6 Hrs.); lodge.

Day 08: Acclimatization and hike and exploration at Dingboche.

Day 09: Trek from Dingboche to Lobuche (4930m-5 Hrs.); lodge.

Day 10: Trek to Gorak Shep (5160m-3 Hrs.) hike to: Everest Base Camp (5360m-3 Hrs.); lodge.

Day 11: Gorak Shep to Kalapatthar (5545 m) hike and Dingboche back trek (7 Hrs.); lodge.

Day 12: Trek from Dingboche to Pangboche (3985m-5 Hrs.); lodge.

Day 13: Trek from Pangboche to Namche Bazar (3445m-6 Hrs.); lodge.

Day 14: Trek back from Namche Bazaar to Lukla (2800m-8 Hrs.); lodge.

Day 15: Fly to Manthali- drive back to Kathmandu, transfer to Hotel.

Day 16: Transfer to the airport for final departure.

Full Board Service Cost : Please contact us by email or call us 

Cost Include

  • Arrival and departure transfers to and from Airports.
  • 2 Nights Kathmandu and 1 Night Mulkot Hotel accommodation BB Plan.
  • Transfers to Ramechhap Airport fly to Ramechhap-Lukla-Ramechhap for members and a guide.
  • Three meals a day (BLD-tea-coffee) and twin sharing teahouse accommodation during trek.
  • 15 Kg Baggage allowance for trekking per person carrying by porter (s).
  • Experienced trekking guide during trekking as per group size.
  • National Park entry fee (Sagarmatha National Park)TIMS card /Khumbu-Pasang Lhamu Village entry permits. 
  • All wages and medical insurance for the guide and porters.First Aid medical kits for the Group and the staffs.
  • Free assistance service for cargo and duty clearance in domestic flights.
  • Our service charge and Government Taxes levied in Nepal.Complete pre-departure information.
  • Farewell Dinner in Kathmandu before departure.
  • Snowy Horizon Special Gifts (T-shirt, Pashmina etc.)

Cost Exclude

  • Lunch and Dinner during your stay in Kathmandu (except farewell dinner)
  • Items of personal nature, Laundry, internet Expenses, Tips
  • Clothing, Packing Items or Bags, Personal Medical Kit, Personal Trekking Gears
  • Rescue, repatriation, medicines, medical tests and hospitalization expenses for clients.
  • Tips, gifts, souvenirs.
  • Any other item not included in “Package Include” section.

Base Camp Service Cost : Please contact us by email or call us 

Cost Include

Cost Exclude

Notes

  • The itinerary is changeable and modifiable as per needs and time frame of trekkers.
  • Cost will be re calculated if the itinerary is changed or modified.
  • Additional activities may be added as per trekkers request with appropriate additional cost.
  • The cost may also be affected due to the requirement of number of guides and porters.
  • For any kind of change please contact us by mail or call.
Trip Facts
  • Grade: Mountaineering
  • Elevation: 8,848.86m
  • Location: Nepal/Tibet border
  • Coordinates: 27°59′17″ N 86°55′31″ E
  • First Ascent: Edmund Hillary (NZ), Tenzing Norgay (Nepal), May 29, 1953
  • Season: Late spring and autumn
  • Duration: 56 days (typically)
  • Group Size: 02-15 person per Group
Trekking FAQs

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 to fly you down to Kathmandu or Pokhara using your rescue insurance.

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.

You need comfortable trekking shoes preferably with Gore-Tex style lining for ultimate comfort and thick verbatim soles to have comfortable walk on rocky paths.

On popular trails we will stay in lodges and guest houses and the meals will be cooked for you with continental 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.

In General treks vary in duration from 2 to 4 weeks; average one would trek between 4 to 6 hours per day.

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 capacity to be able to cope with high elevation, where the oxygen density is much lower.

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.

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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 and be mentally comfortable with multi-day hikes, than you are ready for trekking.

In Nepal it is not customary to tip but porters and guides would expect and appreciate a small tip. Your tip will go long way to help their families.

It all depends on the area with most of the trekking routes having 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.

It depends on trekking route and altitude; typically a trekking porter would carry load of 15 kg to 25 kg and camping porter would carry load up to 40 kg.

Trekking is an adventure activity involving multi day 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 5500 m/18000 ft.

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.

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.

Camping trekking is a trekking where we provide you 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.

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.

On most established treks bottled water is ubiquitously available as well as locally purified drinking water is available in many villages along the trek. Otherwise, you can use boiled water supplied by the tea house or camping crew.

Trekking is for you and everyone who is patient and physically fit and enjoys outdoors.

You will trek anywhere from 5 km to 15 km depending on condition of trekking trail and the altitude of the trekking route.

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.

It depends on the location and choice of trekkers. Both difficult as well as easy treks are available.

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.

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 3000 m 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.

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 accidentally 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

In Nepal children below 18 years of age are required to trek accompanied by their parent or guardian.

Tea house trekking is a trekking where your accommodation and meal are arranged in a local lodge/house with full board services.