EBC Trek is the best choice for travelers who visit Nepal. Since 1953, when Sir Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay climbed it for the first time. After that, the Everest region is attracting by trekkers from all over the world. this trek gives you the best magnificent mountain panoramas. Enjoy the best hospitality of Local legendary Sherpa people with Lush Himalaya’s flora, and fauna.
The Mount Everest EBC Trek adventure starts with an exciting flight from Kathmandu to Tenzing Hillary airport at Lukla. Next, you will be trekking up the Dudh Koshi Valley. Surrounded by the soaring peaks and heading towards Namche Bazaar, the capital of the Khumbu Sherpa’s. after Jorsally nearby Namche you will have the first glimpse of Mt. Everest. After the Namche bazaar, we will trek to Tengboche Monastery, Which lies at 3,867 m. It is one of the biggest Gompa in the Khumbu region of Nepal. It offers a 360-degree mountain view.
From Tengboche, We will trek to Pangboche and Pheriche, before arriving near the Khumbu Glacier. Furthermore, the path of the EBC trek heads to Lobuche with magnificent views of Ama Dablam, Taweche, and next to Kala Patthar [5554m]- a very famous Mt. Everest viewpoint. Our dream come true with seeing the Khumbu icefall in the Everest Base Camp trek. We will walk at a leisurely tempo to return to Namche and Lukla to take a return flight to Kathmandu.
Adventure lovers from the world, the Nepal EBC trek is the most recommended trekking route. Which consists of five of the world’s highest mountains, Mt. Everest (8,848m), Mt, Makalu (8,463m), Mt, Cho Oyo (8153m), Mt. Lhotse (8,501m), and Mt. Lhotse Shar (8,393m).
Aside from the beauty of the Himalayas, this area includes natural wonders heritage sites enlisted by UNESCO. Rich in pine forests of rhododendron (Nepalese national flower) and an endangered species of birds and animals, this trek is truly unique and memorable.
Mount Everest trek is feasible for the entire 12 months. However, due to the climate and the weather conditions of EBC trekking, We recommend doing it from the start of March to mid-May and then again from the beginning of September to mid-December.
During the winter months, snowfall may cause difficulty in traveling. On the other hand, summers are wet, and the extraordinary peaks are frequently lost in the clouds. Please read the below itinerary highlights and contact us directly to book a trip of your life.
The difficulty level of the EBC trek is moderate and it requires about 14 days from arrival to departure. Eventhoughthe EBC trek doesn’t require prior trekking expertise but we suggest all the trekkers be physically fit and get some sort of training and preparation before coming for the trek. We categorize this trek as moderate to the difficulty level of difficulty The reason for this is because most of the trekking is at a slow pace and we make 2 rest days on the way. The trek will be more difficult if we will finish it in less time frame with our acclimatization day.
Some trekkers ask us if the EBC trek difficult than Kilimanjaro? On Everest trek, you will be walking for longer distances, with more elevation gained and lost each day, on more challenging terrain than on Kilimanjaro. so it is more difficult than Kilimanjaro. Furthermore, The EBC Trek requires no technical expertise or mountaineering skills as it is basically a long hike at altitude. and we will make the itinerary at a slow pace. anyone who has basic fitness can go for the trek. We will walk daily about 15 km in a mostly up and downhill rocky trail.
Everest base camp trek is one of the most well-known as well as exciting treks in the world. Trekking to EBC has also been the dream of many people. This trek is a great combination of traditional and natural beauty. Normally Everest base camp trek takes 17 – 18 times but trekking to Everest base camp in 14 days is a short trek. This trek is an extremely adventurous and enjoyable trek. EBC trek in 12 days also involves variety in climate and vegetation.
The famous Sagarmatha national park which is also instead in the world’s heritage site by UNESCO also falls under this trek. Along with the world’s highest mountain, you can also get a glance at other mountains like Mt. Lhotse (8,516 m), Mt. Nuptse (7,861 m), Mt. Pumori (7,161 m), Mt. Cho Oyu (8,201 m), Mt. Ama Dablam (6,812 m), Mt. Thamserku (6,623 m), Mt. Kongde (6,187 m), Lobuche Peak (6,119 m), Island Peak (6,189 m) during this trek. Namche Bazar is a famous place in the Khumbu region where you can observe the local lifestyle of the people living in the Everest region.
Mainly people of the Sherpa and Gurung community live in the Khumbu region. That is why there are many monasteries on the trail of Everest base camp. This trek is composed of a perfect balance of adventure, challenges, and experience. Because of this every year many people are trekking to Everest base camp. You can get an extraordinary view of the world’s highest peak Mount Everest base camp from Kala Patthar. The altitude of the Everest base camp is 5365 meters from sea level.
You will have to get to Kathmandu for the EBC trek in 12 days. After arriving at Kathmandu you will get a day off for roaming different places in Kathmandu. The next day you will be flying from Kathmandu to Lukla airport. After reaching Lukla airport you will be trekking to Phakding from Lukla airport. Our team members will meet you there and guide the rest of the trek. After reaching Phakding you will have an astounding view of mount Khumbila. After that, your next trekking destination is Namche Bazar.
You can reach Phakding from Namche Bazar in 5 – 6 hours and after reaching there you will stay overnight at Namche Bazar. The next day you will have a day off to roam and explore around Namche Bazar. You can get a different facilities like government offices, ATMs, internet, shops, and restaurant. The next day you will be trekking toward Tengboche. Tengboche is famous for being the biggest and one of the oldest Tengboche monasteries. Sagarmatha National Park is also situated in Tengboche.
From here you will get a remarkable glance of Mt.Everest, Nuptse, Lhotse, Ama Dablam, and Thamserku. After visiting Tengboche you will be moving further toward Dingboche. Dingboche is famous for the Sherpa village. You will get a day off for exploring Dingboche. The next day is very exciting and will be full of fun because you will be trekking to Everest base camp. After the hectic trek of 4 hours, you will reach Everest base camp via Gorakshep.
You can enjoy the stunning view of different high snow Cap Mountain. After that, you will be trekking back to Gorakshep and staying overnight there. The next day you will have to trek to Namche Bazar from Namche Bazar which is about 7 hours of trekking. From there you will trek to Lukla and from there you can fly to Kathmandu. After reaching Kathmandu you will have a final departure.
EBC in 12 days is the short trek so, to make this short trek fruitful you must know the suitable for trekking. To know the weather and temperature of the place before trekking is very important. There are mainly four seasons in Nepal. You must have complete knowledge about the weather condition for this trek. For this you must weather an alert app on your mobile, you can also contact the weather forecast group and know about the weather at the time of your travel. Doing so will keep you away from wasting time during your trek.
Remember one thing while choosing the best time, check about the temperatures and atmosphere. Make sure you are traveling at a moderate temperature so that you can avoid the coldest weather in winter and occasional rainfall in summer. At moderate temperature, the view of the sky is crystal clear and there is no precipitation in the air. Moreover, at this time the atmosphere will be dry, making you comfortable for walking. In the winter season due to the cold temperature, the sky is mostly filled with clouds making unclear vision. And at this time the day will be shorter so you have to start your trekking from early morning.
Another month that is good for the EBC trek is the fall of September through November. This is the post-monsoon season and gives you a clear vision of the Himalayas. You will observe blooming flowers, wildlife, and crystal clear blue skies, which will make your heart filled with joy and peace.
The Spring season is the best time for trekking to the Himalayas in Nepal and also consider the peak season for trekking in Nepal. You can get the real beauty of Everest base camp during this season. The Spring season lasts from March and ends during the start of May in Nepal. The view of the mountains is seen crystal clear during this season. The surround also gets very enjoyable with the rhododendron blossoming everywhere throughout the trail.
Precipitation during the spring season is very low. So you can enjoy this trek without any delay and disturbance. Because of these things this season is very peak for trekking. So it is better if you book your trek early. Tea houses, hotels, and lodges will be filled during this season. The trail to Everest base camp is very comfortable to walk. You can get a beautiful glance at the mountain from the early trail of the trek. Trees and grassland gain their greenery during this month. The temperature during this month ranges from 5 degrees to 20 degrees Celsius. As this season is quite warm you need to carry some lightweight clothes.
The autumn season is the second-best season for trekking in Nepal. The autumn season starts in early September and ends in late November. This season also provides a spectacular view of the mountains. You can observe the beauty of nature with a striking view of the trail. The autumn season is also the post-monsoon time of the year.
So all the dirtiness and dust will be clean by the rain and the surrounding looks very refreshing. This is also the best time to trek to Nepal because one of the main festivals of Nepal Dashain and Tihar also falls during this month. You will get to EBC Mount Everest and observe the typical Nepali tradition. The tail is dry during this season so it will not be difficult to walk. Though this season is the best time to trek there are few chances of precipitation. So will have to carry the necessary gear for the rain. Days are pretty warm and the night is cold during this season. The temperature ranges from a maximum of 18 degrees during the daytime and falls to 10 degrees during nighttime. People trekking to Everest base camp during this month are also very high.
The monsoon season starts from the early of July to the end of August in Nepal. Summer and monsoon fall during the same month in Nepal. This season also gives a brilliant view of the mountains. However, for trekking Mount Everest trek in 14 days this time of the year is not suitable. As precipitation during this month are very high so trekking days might be a delay. A helicopter tour doing this month is not possible. The trekking trail is also very muddy and difficult to walk.
The tail will be full of snails and leeches everywhere. And the real threat during this season is a landslide. Because of this people trekking to Everest base camp short time during this season is very low. And the hotels and lodges during this month may not be opened. The tail also becomes muddy and slippery. Due to rain and cloudy weather, you may not see the mountains clearly. You must carry an umbrella and raincoat with you all the time where ever you go.
This is the coldest time of the year and starts from early December and lasts till the end of February. It is a season of snowfall in the Khumbu region. People often trek to Everest base camp during the winter season to see the real beauty of the mountains. The mountains look like the bride covered with the white dress of snow. Seeing the highest mountain of the world covered in snow is just breathtaking.
The skies during this month are very famous and enjoyable. But this trek is not appropriate for 14 days trek. You will have to be physically fit during this month. Mount Everest trek is the extreme cold during this month the temperature ranges from a maximum of 10 degrees to minus -15 degrees during this month. You will have to carry warm clothes during this month. If you are a loner and do not want a crowd then trekking in the winter season is perfect.
EBC trek 12 days needs enough preparation. You need to be well hydrated for your trek. Drink 4-5 liters of water from time to time so that you can balance in the area with a low oxygen environment. Another important tip is having enough acclimatization.
You should have at least have 1 day’s acclimatization in Namche Bazaar (3,500m/ 11,500 feet) for our Mount Everest Trek. Spending more time in such a high-altitude area would give you an experience of a low oxygen environment. Not only this, but it will also increase the production of red blood cells so that you can carry more oxygen to go to the higher altitudes. Please have special training that is needed for the EBC trek.
The oxygen level at a higher level of altitude of more than 3000m will decrease. So getting oxygen on your muscles will decrease as you go higher and higher. Hence, while preparing for your Mount Everest trek at the training phase, you should practice by carrying the same amount of weight you will be carrying in your trek. The right training plan is what guides all the other preparation methods. You should initiate your training 3 to 6 months before your actual trekking. So that you can have enough time for preparing and make perfect planning.
The right clothing makes your trip comfortable and easy. You should have clothes according to the season you are traveling. It is mandatory to bring the right sleeping bag, trekking boots, and merino layers. Enough rest and proper sleep make your body healthy during the trek. So that you can gain stamina and energy losses will be less. Bring the right layers, gloves, down jacket, trekking boots, backpack, and other essential items that you need.
Traveling in a foreign land is full of surprises and maybe some time complicated. So before going for any kinds of trekking or holidays activities you firstly need to know about the company or agencies that you are going to travel with. Gather some information about the company which will be helpful for your full satisfaction and safety throughout the trek.
Trekking business in Nepal is a legal, authorized business but some of the company runs it on self-basis making fraud with the government. Initially be sure that it is legal, the government registered agency and acts as the legal formalities imposed by the country act. Be careful to examine their working experience and the expiry of the trekking license also. Always be clear about the taxes you paid to the government and the amount you paid for different trekking permits or fares. This will help with imposing the reliability and safety responsibility for the company. We have provided you some of the hints for considerations that would help prior to confirming your journey with any trekking or travel agencies.
We hope this slice of queries will help with your trekking journey and assist to select the best trekking company for your EBC trek.
EBC trek can be done in a group or solo trek. It can be done either as a Guide Trek or independent Trek depending your choice. It is one’s personal decision to make. EBC solo trek refers to the trek where you hire a guide and do the trek. It is easy to plane a private tour with us. In our solo trek you can change the itinerary as per your need.
As per the official notice issued by the Civil Aviation Authority of Nepal (CAAN), all Airlines are required to operate flights to Lukla from Manthali Airport, Ramechhap from the main trekking season starting October 2019. And also for the spring season applicable for March, April, and May of 2020. Most of the flights from Ramechhap is in October and November and March and April. In off-season time, the rest of the month flights are mostly from Kathmandu Airport.
The Civil aviation association of Nepal (CAAN) has made a decision for the Lukla flight from Ramechhap (Manthali) Airport until further notice. The Civil aviation association of Nepal (CAAN) has informed that there is an increment of traffic congestion at Kathmandu Airport and the Lukla sector is the busiest domestic flights sectors of Nepal. As a result, to avoid traffic congestion and minimize the load of Tribhuvan International airport they have decided to operate all the Lukla flights from Manthali airport of Ramechhap.
Our EBC trek is 14 days itinerary with a 1-night hotel before the Lukla flight, We suggest you arrive in day time if you arrive at night better to make 2 night in Kathmandu. however as per our guest demand and make the flexibility our most of the package are only trek now it means our day 01 is fly to Lukla. For this, you need to arrive in Kathmandu in 1 or 2 days before as if we are taking a flight from Ramechhap we need to start the journey from 2 a.m. For trekkers who wanted above the long drive and wanted to fly from Kathmandu, there are sharing helicopter flights also available by adding extra cost. We can book the flight with other trekkers if you are a group of friends you can book a private Heli flight also.
Manthali airport is in Ramechhap district and is about 137 KM away from Kathmandu that takes about 4 hours’ drive from Kathmandu. We will book your ticket for Lukla from Manthali Airport We have booked and the benefit of flying from MAnthali airport is it is a short flight and is a more easy route. Less chance to get flight cancellation and same day more flight are in operation and it reduces the Lukla air traffic. The flight to Lukla and from Lukla are mostly very early in the morning So, You need to start driving at midnight between 2:00 – 3:00 am from Kathmandu to catch the flight from Manthali to Lukla.
Duration: 12 Days from Kathmandu to Kathmandu
Trek Grade: Fairly Strenuous
Max. Altitude: Kalapathar (5545m/18192ft.)
Best Travel Time: February to Mid June, September – Mid December are the best seasons. Dec & January are Winter and cold can be snow on the trail, July & August are rainy time, trekking can be done, but visibility can be reduced due to rain.
Transportation: Private Car/Van/ Plane
Trip Snippets:12 days, 11 nights in Lodges, Breakfast lunch and dinner are included during the trek.
Total Distance: 75 Km. (Round Trip)
Departure Dates: We can offer this trek on any dates during the months Feb, March, April, May, June, Sept, Oct, November, and December for a group of 1 to 12 people.
Equipment rental: We advise you to bring all of your clothing and gear from home, however in Kathmandu there are many shops to buy and rent trek related equipment
Your trek Backpack/duffle bag: Our porters will carry your baggage on the trek, the maximum weight per trekkers is 15 kg, including your sleeping bag, and down jacket, Other items not required on a trek can be stored in our office or your hotel in Kathmandu.
Day 01: - Flight from KTM flight to Lukla 35 minute flight, Distance 136.17km, and trekking to Phakding (2652m/8701ft) : walking distance 2-3 hours, 200 meters descent and 50 meters ascent - 8km
Early morning by flying from Kathmandu to Lukla via mountain flight of about 40 minutes scenic flight. With clear weather, we get spectacular views of the mountains, including Everest, as we enter the deep gorge of the Dudh Kosi valley. You begin your trek from Lukla, along the way you will have a view of Mt Nupla (5885m), Kusum Kanguru (6367m), and Kwongde Range. We then take a leisurely walk for about two hours to Phakding village for the overnight stop and the rest of the time stroll around the village for local knowledge.
Day 02: - Phakding trekking to Namche Bazzar (3440m/11286ft) : walking distance 5-6 hours, 300 meters ascent and 300 meters descent - 11.3 km
The trail follows the Dudh Koshi valley north, meandering through the pines, crossing it twice by small suspension bridges before reaching the village of Monjo, the entrance gate of the Sagarmatha National Park. Beginning with a slight climb to Jhorsalle, the trail passes waterfalls and other culturally and naturally occurring items of interest. You will be rewarded with your first glimpse of Kusum Kanguru (6369m) Thamserku (6608m), Everest (8848m), and Nuptse (7879 m). A steep climb up to the beautiful village of Namche Bazaar (3440m) will afford you further spectacular views and a comfortable place to spend the second night of the trek.
Day 03: - Acclimatization day in Namche
Set in a natural amphitheater looking across to the jagged ridge of Kongdi Ri(6187m), Namche Bazaar is one of the most attractive settlements in the Khumbu region. We will have a full day’s rest so that we won’t face any problems ahead. Today we make a short acclimatization trek up to Khumjung, a delightful Sherpa village above Namche. You have full day leisure for a beautiful panoramic view or stroll around the market. You can also enjoy the splendid views of Everest, Ama Dablam, Thamserku, Nuptse, Lhotse, Tawche, and Kwangde, and so on.
Day 04: - Namche Bazzar trek to Tengboche (3867m/12687ft) :walking distance 4-5 hours, 350 meters descent and 750 meters ascent- 10.4 km
We start our trek with a pleasant walk through the forest with a magnificent view of the mountains. We follow a spectacular path that traverses around the hillside high above the Dudh Kosi River. After walking for one hour, you will arrive at Phungithanga. The trail climbs past some water-powered prayer wheels and begins a sustained climb through a forest of tall, mature rhododendrons. Look out for musk deer and Himalayan tahr among the trees.
At the start of the Tengboche (3870m), the village is scattered across a vast, grassy saddle below a crescent-shaped ridge covered by scrub pines and firs. From the viewpoint at the top of the hill, there are awe-inspiring views of distinctive peaks like Amadablam (6856m), standing proud of the massif containing Everest (8848m), Nuptse (7861m), Lhotse (8501m), and inspiring views of Himalayan giants. We visit the Buddhist Monastery at Tengboche, the largest in the Khumbu region.
Day 05: - Tengboche trekking to Dingboche (4360m/14304ft) : walking distance 5 hours, 70 meters descent and 580 meters ascent - 12 km
In the morning, views of mountains and monasteries are spectacular in Tengboche. From Tengboche, we head north and soon cross the Dudh Kosi river by way of a small suspension bridge, which spans a deep gorge in the river valley. Follow the trail as far as Orsho and take the lower path along the west bank of the Imja Khola, through the forest of birches conifers and rhododendrons.
As we follow the river northward, the trails pass through several chortens and mani walls and small villages. Today’s walk offers views of the Mt.Tawache, Ama Dablam, and to the north-Pokalde (5741m), Kongma-Tse (5820m), and the high wall of Nuptse. Dingboche is also the gateway to Chukung and farther beyond for the most challenging traverses towards the Makalu area. We enjoy the beautiful array of fields enclosed by stone walls to protect the barley, buckwheat, and potatoes. Overnight stay in Dingboche.
Day 06: - Rest day in Dingboche for the acclimatization (4360m/14304ft)
It is essential to spend an additional night here to aid in the acclimatization process. It can be along a short hike 400 m climb to the Nangkartshang Gompa on the ridge north of Dingboche. Excellent view of Makalu (8463 m) from here. You can go for a day walk like a trek to Chhukung (4,730m) is worthwhile, which takes approx. 4/5 hours from Dingboche, but it might ruin your rest. To the north of Dingboche, there are spectacular views of Lhotse’s massive South Face.
Day 07: - Dingboche Trekking to Lobuche (4940m/16207ft) : walking distance 4-5 hours, 700 meters ascent - 9 km
The trail follows a downward path to Pheriche village. It joins the trail below Thungla with beautiful views of Cholatse across the valley. After another steep ascends, the trail climbs up and over the terminal moraine of Khumbu glacier. Today’s walk offers views of the Mt.Tawache, Ama Dablam, and to the north-Pokalde (5741m), Kongma-Tse (5820m), and the high wall of Nuptse. The path follows a pleasant, grassy valley. Stark and rugged beauty create an almost moonscape campsite at Lobuche, a windswept collection of huts tucked in a narrow meadow between the glacier and the Lobuche peak. Tawoche and Nuptse are particularly spectacularly from Lobuche towering. Stay overnight at the lodge.
Day 08: - Lobuche to Gorakshep (5170m/16962ft), trekking to Everest Base camp (5364m/17598ft) back to Gorak shep (5170m/16962ft) : walking distance 7-8 hours, 450 meters ascent and 200 meters descent - 11.4 km
The first section of the trail from Lobuche follows the narrow gap between the glacial moraine and the mountain walls, past turn off to the Italian pyramid. Take time to detour to the edge of the moraine to look over the Khumbu glacier. Along the windy and rocky path with the beautiful view of Mt. Pumori, Nuptse, and other magnificent peaks, we reach Gorakshep. Gorakshep is the location of the original Everest Base Camp, with the new camp being further up the valley.
After lunch, our adventure continues towards Everest Base Camp Distance of 3.5 km one way. The trail passes through over rocky dunes and moraine and streams. The Base Camp area provides an opportunity to experience the freezing and harsh conditions that mountaineers brave to summit this famous mountain. In Everest Base Camp, the climbers gather to summiting Everest during the high expedition season. We explore the base camp and its surroundings glacier and return to Gorakshep.
Day 09: - Gorak Shep trekking Kala Patthar (5545m/18192ft) and back to Pheriche (4280m/14042ft) : walking distance 6-7 hours 200 meters ascent and 1090 meters descent - 13.5 km
Mornings are usually sparkling and clear, and this is the best time to climb the Kala Patthar ( about 2 km one way) for one of the world’s definitive mountain views. We will be rewarded the 360-degree dramatic panoramic views of Mt Everest and surrounding mountains like Mt. Pumori, Mt. Lingtren, Mt. Khumbetse, Mt. Nuptse, Mt. Lhotse, Mt. Ama Dablam, Mt. Thamserku along with many other peaks.
You will have an easy walk for about 2hrs to reach Lobuche and continue downhill to Pheriche. Continue down the moraine to Dughla and drop to the bridge over the gushing stream that flows out of the glacier. Stay overnight at the lodge.
Day 10: - Pheriche Trekking to Namche Bazaar via Pangboche and Tengboche (3867m/12687ft) : walking distance 7-8 hours, 1250 meters descent 400 meters ascent and - 22 km
We will trek down through the hillside blanketed by rhododendron and juniper trees. It takes approximately four hours to Tyangboche. It is a small village with a famous monastery offering you splendid views of Mt. Amadablam, lush green hills, and river views.
After crossing the suspension bridge over the Dudh Koshi River trek onwards to the Kyanjuma, the junction of the trinity ways to Gokyo Valley, Khumjung village, and Namche Bazaar. Dense wildlife of some species of Pheasants, Himalayan Griffons, Musk deer, and the wild goat, can be found abundance inside the rhododendron forest. In the evening, we will explore the small surrounding area with magnificent scenery.
Day 11: - Namche Bazaar trekking back to Lukla (2850m/9350ft) : walking distance 7 hours, 950 meters descent and 250 meters ascent- 19.3 km
Today our trail descent from Namche to the Dudh Koshi can be the hardest stage of the entire trek. Although the path is all downhill, the unrelenting slope places a massive impact on the knees. Once you cross the high suspension bridge, the trail runs mostly level. We will work through rhododendron, and pine forests with the view of a distance snow-covered peak before arriving at Phakding. Enjoying the lush green scenery around and passing through the incredible mountain scenery and local Sherpa village arrival in Lukla. You’ll have time to stroll around the local areas.
Day 12: - Flight from Lukla to Kathmandu
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