Good to Know
  • Duration 12 Days
  • Trip Grade Moderate
  • Destination Nepal
  • Start at Kathmandu
  • End at Kathmandu
  • Max. Altitude 5545 m
  • Max. Group Size 10
  • Nature of Trip EBC Trek
  • Best Month March, April, May, Sept, Oct, Nov

What To Expect

  • Flight to the renowned Tenzing Hillary Airport at Lukla
  • Walk through the UNESCO World Heritage Site, the Sagarmatha National Park
  • See the rare flora and fauna of the Everest region
  • Visit Namche Bazaar, the most significant trading hub of the Khumbu region
  • Walk on the Hillary Bridge, the largest suspension bridge in the Everest region
  • Witness the Tengboche Monastery, the oldest Tibetan monastery in the Khumbu region
  • Explore the majestic mountain views from the famous Everest View Hotel
  • Enjoy the views of Khumbu Icefalls and Glaciers
  • Get closer to the Sherpa culture and lifestyle
  • Reach the Everest base camp by following the foot-print of Sir Edmund Hillary & Tenzing Norgay Sherpa
  • Hike to Kalapatthar and get astounding 360-degree views of mountains like Mt. Everest, Mt. Lhotse, Mt. Ama Dablam, Mt. Cholatse, Mt. Pumori, Mt. Nuptse, and others.

The trekkers of Rising Adventure find the EBC trek as a soul-defying activity throughout one’s life. The trekkers cannot keep themselves to be spellbound by the fascinating Himalayan views. Standing at the base camp of the world’s tallest Himalayas, Mount Everest is the hunger of many adventure seekers. It is a modest trekking trail.
The EBC trek begins from Lukla after getting into the scenic flight from Kathmandu. Then the adventure starts and goes ahead through the Namche Bazaar, the capital Sherpa tribe. Before reaching the destination (Everest base camp), the trail goes across the fabulous valleys, green forests, rivers, and suspension bridges by witnessing the far-sighted views of peace and calm pristine Himalayas. The route follows the footsteps of legends, Sir Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay Sherpa. It is an ups-downs route. Finally, you will be on top of the EBC. Then, you will have a Kalapatthar View Point hiking to explore the most renowned, grandeur and simplicity of Mount Everest and other mountains (Mt. Pumori, Lhotse, Nuptse, Lubuche, etc) neatly and closely.
Let’s uncover more details about the EBC trek including accommodation, cost inclusion, services, and preparation.

Itinerary
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  • AccommodationTea House
  • MealsBreakfast, Lunch, Dinner, & Seasonal fruit
  • Maximum Altitude2610 m

The Lukla flight from Kathmandu takes off in the morning to afternoon time. And it is better to take a morning flight because the weather is clearer during morning. So, the morning flight is sure and shot. It is about to 20 minutes flight.

But the flight mostly goes to Lukla from the Manthali Airport, Ramechhap. It is also 20 minutes flight, but you need to drive almost 4 hours to reach Manthali from Kathmandu.

After reaching Lukla, you will be introduced to our strong Sherpa porters. Finally, the EBC trekking begins. It is an easy walk though you need to trek on the downhill parts as well. The destination of the first day is Phakding, a beautiful and small Sherpa settlement.

  • AccommodationTea House
  • MealsBreakfast, Lunch, Dinner, & Seasonal fruit
  • Maximum Altitude3440 m

On day 2, the trail enters the Sagarmatha National Park and goes through it. “Sagarmatha’ means an ‘Everest’ in Nepali. So, it’s the Everest National Park. En route, the trek passes the village called, Monjo where you can buy the trekking permits; Local Community Permit, Trekkers’ Information Management System (TIMS), and other trekking permits. Jorsale is another village passes by route.

From the entrance of Sagarmatha National Park, the Thamserku Himal looks amazing. During walking inside the park, you can witness of preserved Himalayan birds and animals. The flora and fauna look beautiful, if you are trekking during spring season. Then, the trek goes up for 4 hours offering the first glimpse of Mount Everest.

You will cross the popular long suspension bridge, named as Hillary over the river of Dudh Koshi. Finally, the trail reaches beautiful Namche Bazaar. It is a major Sherpa highlands of Khumbu region. The largest numbers of Sherpa stay there.

The rest times of a day can be spent by strolling the narrow alleys of the bazaar, visiting monasteries, local shops and cafes, chatting with locales, and photo shooting. Besides, Namche is the last stop for buying the trekking stuffs that you missed to buy in Kathmandu and withdraw cash as well. So, please make sure yourself whether you have brought everything or not before leaving the bazaar.

If it is Tuesday, you will get the chance to explore the local products and buy as a souvenir because it is Hatt Bazaar Day. It is an open-air live market that serves as trading venue for local people in the rural area of Nepal. At this Bazaar, the countrymen and other merchants sell their products in an open stall.

  • AccommodationTea House
  • MealsBreakfast, Lunch, Dinner, & Seasonal fruit
  • Maximum Altitude3440 m

This is a day for acclimatization, means to prepare your body adjustable for the higher elevation. So, we suggest to be active and engage in the activities rather than taking a rest.

So, the hiking option is the best for you to make your body active. One is Everest View Hotel Hike. It is an early morning hike and takes 2 hours. So, you can see the superb sunrise views over the Himalayas from Syangboche. The Namche Bazaar and other landscape are also seen outstanding. The Hotel, Everest View offers the stunning views of mountains like Mount Everest, Ama Dablam, Thmaserku, Lhotse, Nuptse, and snowcapped peaks from every corner. Having the breakfast in front of these Himalayas sceneries is refreshing idea.

After hiking, you can take a rest in the hotel and stroll around the alleys of Namche Bazaar in the evening.

Khumjung hiking is another option. It is a full hiking day as it takes up to 5 hours to complete. The monasteries and the mountains such as Ama Dablam, Thamserku, Nuptse, Lhotse, Kwande, Kangte, and the world’s highest mountain, Mount Everest are the reasons to hike to Khumjung. Besides, you can explore lots of infrastructures, like a school contributed by the legend, Sir Edmund Hillary.

  • AccommodationTea House
  • MealsBreakfast, Lunch, Dinner, & Seasonal fruit
  • Maximum Altitude3860 m

The trail begins today as like other days. The destination is Tengboche. It is a small village, where the renowned Tengboche monastery is situated. This monastery is the largest Tibetan monastery of Khumbu region.

The trail goes above the Dudh Koshi River. During walking, the mesmerizing views of Mount Everest, Lhotse, Ama Dablam, and Nuptse can be seen vividly. So, this day is considered as the photography day. You can click lots of photos leisurely. Then, the trail moves ahead via the villages reflecting the Sherpa culture. The mani walls and the prayer flags can be seen continuously in route. You can encounter some tea shops as well where you can take a tea break.

Phunki Tenga is another place where you will have lunch. Afterwards, a dusty steep trail begins. It ends at Tengboche. It takes approximately 3 hours to the destination from Phunki. But awe-inspiring Himalayas views from monastery diverted your mind and you will forget all the hard walking.

  • AccommodationTea House
  • MealsBreakfast, Lunch, Dinner, & Seasonal fruit
  • Maximum Altitude4410 m

Post breakfast, the trekking continues to another destined place of today. It is a Dingboche Village. It is a place, from where the Island Peak climbers and EBC trekkers separate. Only the Ama Dablam Mountain can be seen from this village.

The trek goes ahead along the fields of buckwheat, barley, and potatoes.

  • AccommodationTea House
  • MealsBreakfast, Lunch, Dinner, & Seasonal fruit
  • Maximum Altitude4410 m

This is another day for acclimatization because the elevation is getting high to higher day by day and it is mandatory to prepare your body to be acclimatized properly in order to adjust with the high altitude. This activity prevents you from getting the AMS (Acute Mountain Sickness).

In this rising altitude, we suggest to engage in make your body active. So, hiking to the NangKar Tshang Peak is the best idea. It offers some sacred sites of Khumbu region and Mount Makalu, the fifth tallest mountain in the world. It is almost of 5 hours hiking. Rest days can be spent by exploring Dingboche.

  • AccommodationTea House
  • MealsBreakfast, Lunch, Dinner, & Seasonal fruit
  • Maximum Altitude4410 m

It is a gentle climbing walk in the beginning towards the Pheriche village. The trail goes through the alpine scub and yak pastures, and crosses the green valley displaying the splendid Cholatse and Tawache peaks and Ama Dablam is rising behind you from the valley. Then, a step ascent takes you to the base of the Khumbu Glacier.

Then, you will reach another stop for lunch. It is a pleasantly old-fashioned teahouse at Duglha village. After eating lunch and taking rest for some time, you will go ahead by following the zig-zag route via the glacier’s terminal moraine.

The trail reaches the summit and you can explore many stone cairns, built up in the memorials of those Sherpas who died in avalanche while climbing Mount Everest. After ascending along the glaciers, you can see the far-sighted views of Lobuche with the little houses.

Finally, you will reach Lobuche after the crossing the pass. The wonderful views will welcome you at Lobuche.

  • AccommodationTea House
  • MealsBreakfast, Lunch, Dinner, & Seasonal fruit
  • Maximum Altitude5164 m

It is a final day for reaching your final and most awaited destination. It is a day trek that takes you to Mount Everest Base Camp via Gorak Shep village. So, it is a bit long walking day.

Firstly, you need to walk for approximately 3 hours to reach Gorakshep. It is a last and small Sherpa settlement of EBC. The trek goes along the rough and boulders trail.

After reaching Gorak Shep, you will check-in the tea house, have lunch, take a rest, and join the EBC hiking activity. It is rocky trail. So, the walking may be slightly difficult. At last, you will reach the Everest base camp. The incredible white mountains views are wonderful and alluring. The mind-blowing views hypnotize you, but the mis-fortune is the Mount Everest cannot be seen from its base camp due to some technical problem. Mt. Everest is hidden by other mountains. So, you will have a hike to Kalapatthar next day for viewing it very closely.

  • AccommodationTea House
  • MealsBreakfast, Lunch, Dinner, & Seasonal fruit
  • Maximum Altitude4371 m

The hike to Kalapatthar in the morning is fabulous idea. You can experience the awe-inspiring sunrise view over the mountains. You can explore the closest view of the tallest mountain in the universe, Mount Everest in front of you. Apart from it, panoramic beauty of Lhotse, Nuptse, Khumbutse, and other unnamed peaks can also be observed very closely.

So, it is an early morning hike to Kalapatthar View Point. Kalapatthar is a Nepali word, and it means a black stone in English. It is located at 5545 meters above the sea level, but you do not need a climbing permit to get there because it is a ridge, not a mountain.

After returning to Gorak Shep, you will eat breakfast. Then the trek begins back to Pheriche Village. It takes about 4 hours to reach there from Gorak Shep. Pheriche is a small Sherpa settlement. There is a small hospital named as Himalayan Rescue Association Clinic. It was established aiming mainly for treating the trekkers and climbers who got altitude sickness.

  • AccommodationTea House
  • MealsBreakfast, Lunch, Dinner, & Seasonal fruit
  • Maximum Altitude3440 m

It is a long walking day, but the tiredness and boredom will be zero due to surrounding views. You walk via the lush forest, rivers, and the monasteries in the beginning. The Ama-Dablam lies behind you. So, photography will be awesome with the background view of Ama Dablam mountain.

Your trek begins from Pheriche and ends at Tengboche. You will pass through the lush green forest, beautiful rivers, uniquely built monasteries, and nonetheless the background view of Mt. Ama Dablam.

The trail crosses the Khumbu river and goes upward to the ridge. From there, you can explore the wonderful views of Kangteg, Mount Ama Dablam, and the Imja Valley. The continuous trek walks through forests of fir, rhododendron, and juniper. Gradually, you will cross the suspension bridge and pass some valleys and reach Namche Bazaar.

Now, you can enjoy your hot shower and wi-fi with free of cost and get in touch with your friends and families through internet. In the evening, you can celebrate your succession of the EBC trek.

  • AccommodationTea House
  • MealsBreakfast, Lunch, Dinner, & Seasonal fruit
  • Maximum Altitude2860 m

It is time to say good bye to Namche Bazaar and the magnificent views of Mount Everest. So, take a picture of the Himalayas as much as you want and leave Namche in the morning after having your breakfast.

The trail to Lukla from Namche Bazaar moves on. It goes along the rocky steep terrain and crosses many suspension bridges over the Dudh Koshi River. You will have walk through the forest of rhododendron and pine of the Sagarmatha National Park. Finally, you will reach Lukla by passing lots of Sherpa settlements.

In the evening, you can chill out there.

    In the morning after having breakfast, you will have a flight back to Kathmandu. You are going to leave the Everest region. It is almost of 20 minutes flight. You will have a stunning Himalayan views flight.

    We hope, you had enjoyed the trekking and collected the auspicious memories. After coming back to Kathmandu Domestic Airport, our representative will drop you to the hotel which you have booked.

    If you wish, you can spend the remaining times of a day by engaging in the sightseeing activity. We also organize the Kathmandu day tour.

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    Inclusions
    Cost Includes
    • Tribhuwan International Airport Pick-up & drop-off
    • Domestic Airport Pick-up & drop-off
    • Kathmandu Domestic Airport to Lukla Airport Flight Ticket
    • Lukla Airport to Kathmandu Domestic Airport Flight Ticket
    • Only 10 kg luggage & 5 kg handbags are allowed on a domestic flight
    • Licensed Sherpa Trekking guide
    • Strong Sherpa Trekking Porter
    • Everest Base Camp Trekking Permits
    • Trekkers’ Information Management System (TIMS)
    • Three meals a day in the mountain
    • Daily Seasonal fruit
    • Tea House Accommodation with attached bathroom wherever available & normal where the attached room not available
    • Sleeping bag, Duffle bag, and down jacket jacket if required (must be returned after the trek)
    • Sport trekking t-shirt
    • Trekking cap
    • First Aid Kit
    • Water Purifier
    • Trek Completion Certificate with your Photograph
    • Farewell dinner at one of the typical Nepalese restaurants with a cultural dance
    • Free co-ordination in case of emergency like Helicopter Evacuation if your travel insurance covers
    • All the governmental taxes, and other required documents for trekking
    Cost Excludes
    • Nepal Visa Fee
    • Travel Insurance
    • Food & Kathmandu Accommodation
    • Extra night stay in the mountain
    • All kinds of drinks & beverages
    • Wi-Fi & Mobile Charging in the mountain
    • Tips for the Trekking crews
    • Other personal expenses
    Things to Know

    Daypack for the EBC trek

    Clothing for the EBC trek

    • Down Jacket
    • Waterproof Jacket
    • Waterproof Trousers
    • Hiking T-shirts
    • Thermals
    • Fleece mid-layer
    • Waterproof warm gloves
    • Hiking Socks
    • Warm Woolen Hat
    • Sun-Cap
    • Buff
    • Underwears
    • Clothes for Winter Trekking
    • Extra warm layers
    • Warm and Thick Trekking Socks like Merino
    • Thick and Warm Gloves like Merino
    • Gaiters
    • Trekking Boots

    Toiletries Packing List

    • Wet wipes (biodegradable)
    • Hand wash
    • Toilet Tissue (biodegradable)

    First Aid Kit

    • Personal Medication
    • Anti-diarrhea Tablets
    • Pain Killers
    • Diamox
    • Vaseline for the cracked feet
    • Anti-inflammatories
    • Water Purifier

    Other Trekking Accessories

    • Sun-glasses
    • Sunscreen
    • Lip Balm
    • Sleeping bag
    • Head Lamp
    • Trekking Poles
    • Water Bottle
    • Rain Covered Day pack
    • Duffel bag
    • Travel Towel
    • Power bank for charging mobile in the higher elevation
    • Universal Plug Adaptor
    • Phone/iPad/Laptop

    What size duffel for ebc trek?

    Generally, 80-90 liters of duffel bag is enough for carrying your stuff for the EBC trek. If you hire a porter, we suggest carrying another small handbag too for carrying your important things with you.

    How much does an EBC trek cost?

    The EBC trek cost differs from one company to another. It also depends on the services you want to buy, like full-package or not. In a full-package EBC trek, everything is included like a guide, porter, food, accommodation, flight fare, and others except for the personal expenses.

    On the other hand, another package means you hire a porter or guide only. The cost differs. It is cheaper than the full package. Similarly, if you pay the cost of food and accommodation yourself, the trip cost will be cheaper because you can buy the food as per your budget and how much you are hungry. The accommodation also, you can choose as per your budget.

    Therefore, the trip cost is different.

    How much are tea houses EBC trek?

    Normally, the cost for tea houses in the Everest region ranges from USD 5 to many. It depends on the room facility. If it is an attached bathroom, the room cost will be USD 10. But it is based on the elevation of the place and the facility of the room as there are some star hotels as well. So, the cost is different.

    Can a 70-year-old trek to EBC?

    If you are healthy physically and mentally, you can do the EBC trek. Otherwise, there is the option of Helicopter flight to EBC.

    Where to stay on the trek to EBC?

    There are lots of Tea houses en route to EBC. It is like a small hotel, accommodated with basic facilities like a bed, pillow, and blanket.

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