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Attention adventure seekers from India! Prepare for the ultimate trekking adventure with our 5-star rated Everest Base Camp trek. This isn’t just any ordinary trek; it’s an experience of a lifetime that will leave you with memories you’ll cherish forever.
Embark on a thrilling journey through the stunning Khumbu region of Nepal, where you’ll witness the world’s tallest peaks and explore the unique culture and traditions of the local people. This trek is designed for enthusiastic travelers who are physically fit and in good health, so get ready to push your limits and challenge yourself in ways you never thought possible.
Our experienced guides will take care of all the details, providing you with all the necessary permits and trekking gear to ensure a safe and enjoyable journey. From the moment you arrive in Kathmandu to the final steps of your ascent to Everest Base Camp, you’ll be in good hands.
Don’t miss out on this incredible adventure. Book now and join us on our unforgettable Everest Base Camp trek! Let’s go!
This package has been designed exclusively for Indian passport/citizenship holders. Due to the close diplomatic relationship between India and Nepal, Indian passport holders are eligible for exclusive discounted rates.
|Day 01 Arrival in Kathmandu and trip preparation||1,350m/4,429ft|
|Day 02 Fly to Lukla, trek to Phakding||2,800m/9,187ft||3-4 hrs|
|Day 03 Phakding to Namche Bazaar||3,438m/11,280ft||5-6 hrs|
|Day 04 Acclimatization Day - Namche Bazaar||3,438m/11,280ft|
|Day 05 Namche Bazaar to Tengboche||3,870m/12,697ft||5-6 hrs|
|Day 06 Tengboche to Dingboche||4,360m/14,305ft||5-6 hrs|
|Day 07 Dingboche: Acclimatization||4,360m/14,305ft|
|Day 08 Dingboche to Lobuche||4,940m/16,208ft||5-6 hrs|
|Day 09 Lobuche to Gorak Shep, visit Everest Base Camp||5,364m/17,599ft||6-7 hrs|
|Day 10 Gorak Shep to Kala Patthar to Pheriche||5,545m/18,193ft||7-8 hrs|
|Day 11 Pheriche to Namche Bazaar||3,438m/11,280ft||6-7 hrs|
|Day 12 Namche Bazaar to Lukla||2,800m/9,187ft||6-7 hrs|
|Day 13 Fly to Kathmandu||1,350m/4,429ft|
|Day 14 Final departure||1,350m/4,429ft|
Upon our arrival in Kathmandu, a representative from Himalayan Glacier will pick us up from the airport and take us to our hotel. In the afternoon, there will be a pre-trip discussion where we can meet our trek leader and other team members. We can use this time to ask any questions about our trip to the management and trek leader. In the evening, you may stroll around Thamel or sit in a pub and enjoy a chilled beer along with some live music. Overnight in Kathmandu.
During the 40-minute flight from Kathmandu to Lukla (9,186ft), we enjoy one of the most beautiful air routes in the world culminating on a hillside surrounded by high mountainous peaks. At Lukla, a gateway destination from where our trek begins, we meet our other crew members and begin packing and arranging with them. From Lukla, we start trekking. At one hour’s gradual descent, we will be at Cheplung village from where we have a glimpse of Mt. Khumbila (18900ft), a sacred mountain which has never been climbed. From Cheplung, we then gradually descend until we reach Phakding and spend the night.
Walking through a beautiful pine forest, we follow the trail north up the valley of Benkar. Then, we cross Dudh Koshi River and go on passing Chumoa to Monjo, the entrance to Everest National Park. Then crossing a suspension bridge, we pass Jorsale village and walk alongside of the Dudh Koshi and Bhote Koshi rivers. A steep ascent brings us to the prime heart land of Sherpa village – Namche Bazaar. At one hour’s distance to reaching Namche Bazaar, if the weather permits, we can view the sights of Mt. Everest and Mt. Lhotse. Overnight in Namche Bazaar.
There are plenty of things to do around Namche Bazaar, and we can spend a day here acclimatizing. Namche Bazaar is the main center of the Khumbu region and has government offices, ATMs, Internet cafes, shops, restaurants, and a colorful market. Our guides can take us to explore the real charm of Namche Bazaar. Hiking to Sagarmatha National Park rewards trekkers with a sunrise view and the views of Mount Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse, Ama Dablam, Thamserku, Kongde and so on. If we are interested in a day hike, we trek to Khumjung village (12401ft)-a beautiful village with a Sherpa settlement. In exploring Namche Bazar, we observe traditional Sherpa life, Khumjung Hillary School and enjoy flora and fauna found at such altitude. Overnight in Namche Bazaar.
This segment of the trek includes the famous descent to the Dudh-Koshi River and the equally famous ascent along the rhododendron forests to Tengboche. While descending to Dudh Koshi River, we enjoy the views of mountain tops like Mount Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse, Ama Dablam, Thamserku, Kongde and so on. Upon reaching Tengboche, we visit Tengboche monastery-the largest monastery in the region and soak in the views of Everest, Ama Dablam and other peaks. Overnight in Tengboche.
We descend and trek through forests filled with a variety of lush trees – birch, conifers and rhododendrons. This journey again rewards us with tremendous views of Mt. Everest, Lhotse, and Ama Dablam. The picturesque trail dips down to Deboche, crosses the Imja River and takes us to Pangboche. The upper Pangboche trails reward us with a more pristine view of the Himalayas and the Pangboche Monastery. The trek moves ahead towards the Imja Valley, Lobuche River and ultimately begins climbing up to Dingboche. At Dingboche, we see a beautiful array of fields enclosed by stone walls to protect barley, buckwheat and potatoes from the cold winds and grazing animals. Overnight at Dingboche.
Dingboche is a popular stop for trekkers and climbers headed to Mt. Everest, Ama Dablam or Imja Tse. The village is beautiful with an array of fields enclosed by stone walls to protect barley, buckwheat and potatoes from the cold wind and grazing animals. We spend a day at Dingboche for acclimatization. We take day hikes to either Nagarjun Hill or Chhukung Valley for great views of Makalu, Lhotse, Chalotse, Taboche and Ama Dablam.
We start the day with a gradual climb to Duglha at the end of the terminal moraine of the Khumbu Glacier. From here, we climb up a steep trail to Chupki Lhara, where we find an array of stones with prayer flags used as memorials to Scott Fischer (American mountaineer) and 10-time Everest submitter Babu Chiri Sherpa (Nepali mountain guide) who perished on a mission to climb Everest. Next, we continue to the Khumbu Glacier moraine and find ourselves facing several great peaks – Khumbutse, Lingtren, Pumori and Mahalangur Himal. The trail then eases off as we follow the valley to Lobuche. Overnight in Lobuche.
We take the trail to Everest Base Camp through the once vast Gorak Shep Lake. Continuing straight ahead, we come across the Indian army mountaineers’ memorials. The path from here can be misleading; hence, it is important that we follow our lead Sherpa diligently. The walk is strenuous due to thin air in the high altitude. We pass through rocky dunes, moraine and streams before reaching the Everest Base Camp. Upon reaching the Everest Base Camp, we see tents of mountaineers that stand out in bright colors against the monotony of gray surroundings (especially in the spring). Nuptse, Khumbutse and Pumori are the mountains we can view from the base camp. We get back to Gorak Shep for a good night’s rest. Overnight in Gorak Shep.
However, the sunset view from Kala Patthar is more admirable than the sunrise view, so it is recommended that we visit Kala Patthar today during sunset. As the setting sun’s rays strike the snow-capped mountains, the resulting scenery is incredible. Therefore, for those trekkers who wish to continue to Kala Patthar today instead of the next day please inform your guide and he/she will coordinate accordingly.
We prepare for an early morning departure, amid pre-dawn darkness and cold temperatures (-10º to -14ºC). Plus, there is always the potential for chilly winds which are quite common. Familiar peaks such as Lingtren, Khumbutse, and Changtse tower to the east even as Everest begins to reveal itself. But, it is upon reaching Kala Patthar that we get to see 360 degree up-close and formidable views of Mt. Everest. We take pictures, enjoy the magnificent mountain panorama, and then return back to Pheriche for a good night’s rest.
Those participants who will visit Everest Base Camp today will have an early breakfast to start early as Everest base camp hike takes longer than the hike at Kala Patthar. After returning to Gorak Shep, both the groups will have lunch together; afternoon time is taken to descend down to Pheriche for a good night’s rest.
We trek down through the hillside blanketed by rhododendron and juniper trees. After crossing the prayer-flag festooned bridge over the Dudh Koshi River, our trail follows the Dudh Koshi gorge descending rapidly through pine forests. In the forest, we may come across colorful pheasants and mountain goats. The path eventually reaches Sansa from where we can enjoy views of Ama Dablam, Thamserku and Nuptse mountains. We also pass winding trails then through a forest before reaching Namche Bazaar. Overnight in Namche Bazaar.
The trail descends steeply downward so we need to walk cautiously as our shaky legs continuously battle the rocky terrain. After crossing the suspension bridges over the fast flowing Dudh Koshi and its tributaries, the trail becomes more level and natural. After our arrival in Lukla, we stretch those sore legs and recall the experiences of the last couple of weeks. Overnight in Lukla.
We catch an early morning flight to Kathmandu after our long mountain journey. After reaching Kathmandu, we can take a rest or do some souvenir shopping. If we want to explore any other areas of Kathmandu, we may do that today. Our guides can help you with both souvenir shopping or sightseeing. Later in the evening, you can have your free time to wander around Thamel or do some souvenir shopping. Perhaps, you would want to grab one of those chilled Nepali beers and enjoy some live band performing in the neighborhood pub. Overnight in Kathmandu.
Your adventure in Nepal comes to an end today! A representative from Himalayan Glacier will take you to the airport, approximately 3 hours before your scheduled flight. On your way home you’ll have plenty of time to plan your next adventure in the wonderful country of Nepal.
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Significant Information: The unpredictable weather conditions in the Everest region may lead to cancellation of Lukla flights. So, what do you do if your flight is cancelled at the last minute? We have several alternative options for Lukla flight cancellations for you, in case you have limited time in Nepal. Make sure that you are well-informed about this critical issue well ahead of time!
Please note that often the Kathmandu-Lukla-Kathmandu flight gets delayed by a few hours or may even be canceled for one, two, or more days due to unfavorable weather conditions. Such conditions may arise even in the best seasons. Hence, in such cases, you must be prepared for long waits either at Kathmandu or Lukla airports, as this can happen either at the start or end of the trek or even both! We will do our best to avoid such delays, and arrange the next flight for you. We also organize Helicopter rescue in such conditions, if it is available and upon request by our clients. The helicopter charges around USD 3500 and it can lift 4-5 persons per flight. Still, we suggest you to be prepared for possible delays/cancellations, and if possible to come with some extra buffer days (1-2 days) at the end of the trip to accommodate such delays. If everything runs smoothly and you still have a few days of your buffer days left then you may even engage yourself in optional activities which can be arranged by Himalayan Glacier upon request. The optional activities may include visiting places/landmarks of your choice, adventure sports, shopping, etc.In case the flight delay/cancellation happens at the start of trip and it goes so long that it disturbs your onward travel schedule, you are free to choose an alternative trip such as a trek in the Annapurna, Langtang, or any other region. If you are not interested in the alternative trip and would rather wait for your original preferred trip, you are welcome to wait in Kathmandu for as many days as it takes to get a flight to Lukla. However, please note that there will be no refund, if you lose time waiting at the airport and do not take an alternative tour or you only do a short trek later due to time limitation. If the cancellation happens before the trip, we will provide you accommodation and lunch in a guesthouse in Kathmandu. In case of the flight delay/cancellation after finishing of the trek, you will be responsible for all your expenses. Please also note that you will not be entitled to any refund for the services (such as hotel, transport, flight, etc.) included in the package that you would not use later.
During our trek, we can enjoy authentic Nepalese food as well the more common international cuisine (Tibetan, Continental, Italian, Indian, etc.). Breakfast and dinner will be served from the teahouse or from a lodge menu where we spend the night whereas you will need to have your lunch on your own on the way to the next destination. Breakfast and dinners will be provided during trekking while you will buy your own lunch. Likewise, only breakfast will be available in Kathmandu.
During your trip, you will stay at Hotel Encounter or a similar hotel in Kathmandu and teahouses along the route, all on a twin-shared basis. Single rooms are available on request for an additional cost of USD 225. Himalayan Glacier will arrange the most comfortable rooms with attached washrooms wherever possible, though some teahouses only have shared washing and toilet facilities. Note that single rooms are easier to find at lower elevations, while at higher elevations, availability may be limited.
The Mount Everest Base Camp Trek is a moderate trek suitable for passionate walkers who are able to walk at least 6-7 hours a day with a light rucksack. Some days may require walking for 7-8 hours. Walking in higher altitudes is more physically demanding than walking in lower altitudes. However, if we are in excellent health, with average physical fitness, a positive attitude, and strong determination, we can successfully complete the trek. Regular exercise and jogging are good ideas to enhance our strength and stability. Past hiking experience would be an asset, but no technical skills are required for this trip. Participants with pre-existing medical conditions, such as heart, lung, and blood diseases, should inform Himalayan Glacier before booking the trek. We also recommend that you consult with your doctor(s) before the trip.
This trek's itinerary is planned with a high degree of awareness of AMS (Acute Mountain Sickness). Going up at higher altitudes too fast causes a medical condition serious enough to result in death. The higher the altitude, the less oxygen will be in the air. For example, at an altitude above of 5000m, there is 50% less oxygen than at sea level. Therefore, our body needs many days to adapt to an environment with less oxygen. During this trip, we take rest in Namche Bazaar and Dingboche which will help us acclimatize to the high altitude.
For this trek there will be one leader, assistant leader (4 trekkers: 1 assistant guide) and Sherpa porters for carrying luggage (2 trekkers: 1 porter). This arrangement ensures that should anybody in the group get sick, the trip can still go ahead as planned. We can run the trek for groups of any size but we after years of experience we have found a maximum of twelve people to be the optimum size for a successful trip. However, if you'd like to book this trip for a larger group then that can be arranged too.
Trekking in the Everest region will be an extremely fun-filled adventure when you know exactly what gears and equipment are significantly necessary. Have a quick glimpse on a complete packing list for Everest base camp trek and savor your experience of a lifetime.
The most significant thing that makes this trek, enjoyable and memorable is the skilled, experienced, courteous and helpful leader(s) and the crew members with the ability of operating our days on the mountain smoothly. Our trip will be led by the best and most professional leaders. All of Himalayan Glacier’s leaders are carefully selected on the basis of their appropriate experience, leadership skills and personal aptitude. With an objective of sustaining local communities, Himalayan glacier only employs local staff who have adequate knowledge about culture, ecosystem, flora, fauna, geography, and history of their local region(s). The trek and expedition leaders have undergone the following trainings:
To meet Himalayan Glacier’s team, check out the Guide Profile Page.
Everyone needs a visa to enter into Nepal except Indian nationals. Citizens of the SAARC nations like Pakistan, Bangladesh and Bhutan do not require visa for a period of 30 days. Fortunately, getting a Nepal visa is an easy process. Tourist visas are issued on arrival at the international airport and official overland entry points. However, travelers from Afghanistan, Iraq, Cameroon, Ghana, Somalia, Swaziland, Senegal, Zimbabwe, Nigeria, Ethiopia, and Liberia are not issued visa on arrival. After you arrive at the Tribhhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu, you will find electronic kiosks that will assist your visa processing. Taking the completed for and paying the visa fee, you need to stay in the long immigration queue for your visa-on-arrival.
Visitors can now apply for online visa within15 days of their arrival date in Nepal. For this, you will need your Nepal hotel address and a digital passport-sized photo that needs to be uploaded in the online application. After submitting the form online, you need to print out the confirmation page which has to be furnished at the immigration section in Kathmandu airport along with your passport and the required visa fee. You can apply for your online Nepal visa here.
Tourists can also apply for a Nepali visa at the local Nepali Embassy or Consulate located in their respective or countries. Or, they can even mail their visa application to the visa office near their location, but well ahead of time to allow sufficient processing time. Nepal visa information for all categories of travelers and their correspondence cost can be very handy, so for more information and contact details of the Nepali Embassies and Consulate around the world, you may CLICK HERE.
Whichever way you enter into Nepal, you will be given a 15/30/90 day visa as per your requirement. The general Nepal tourist visa fee on arrival for multiple entries is:
Tourist visas can be extended for a maximum of 150 days in a year and these extensions are granted only at the department of immigration offices at Pokhara and Kathmandu. For more information on Nepal visa, visit our visa information page.
Our website contains as much information as possible about this trip. However, if you wish to discuss any aspect of this trip or your suitability for it please contact us by email. If you want to talk to us directly feel free to call us at: +1-410-307-0007
Autumn (Sept to Nov) and Spring (March to May) are the best seasons for the Everest Base Camp Trek. The weather is sunny and warm with outstanding views. Trekking in Summer or Monsoon(June to Aug) will be affected by rain but Summer trek could be a boon for a keen botanist.
It is a condition upon joining any of Himalayan Glacier’s trips that all clients be insured for comprehensive expenses that might incur due to medical issues or accidents (this includes air ambulance, helicopter rescue, and treatment costs). Please note that we don’t arrange or sell insurance.
Tips are not mandatory. However, if you wish to tip to show your gratitude, it will be welcomed. Tipping can be in USD or Nepalese Rupees (NRS). Upon arrival in Kathmandu, it is good to carry small denominations of USD for small tips to driver, hotel staff, etc. However, hotels/restaurants in Kathmandu, Lukla already charge you with 15 % service charge.
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Everest base camp trek is a lodge-to-lodge trek. It is also known as a teahouse trek. It means that you will not be required to sleep in camping tents and most of the facilities like laundry, food, etc. are easily available throughout the trek. However, you need to carry some of the most essential items that you will personally require during the trek. As Everest base camp trek is considered quite challenging, we recommend packing only the necessary gears and required equipment. Make sure that you don’t over-pack, and at the same time don’t under-pack.
In order to enjoy the trip rather than worry about the weight of your load, you need to pack light only with the essentials. Read the complete Everest base camp trek packing list and pack smart and light for a more comfortable and a fulfilling trip to the base camp.
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