Everest Base Camp, Nepal, Asia, Faralong
Everest Base Camp, Nepal, Asia, Faralong
Everest Base Camp, Nepal, Asia, Faralong
Everest Base Camp, Nepal, Asia, Faralong
Everest Base Camp, Nepal, Asia, Faralong
Everest Base Camp, Nepal, Asia, Faralong
Everest Base Camp, Nepal, Asia, Faralong
Everest Base Camp, Nepal, Asia, Faralong
Everest Base Camp, Nepal, Asia, Faralong
Everest Base Camp, Nepal, Asia, Faralong
Everest Base Camp, Nepal, Asia, Faralong
Everest Base Camp, Nepal, Asia, Faralong
Everest Base Camp, Nepal, Asia, Faralong
Everest Base Camp, Nepal, Asia, Faralong
Everest Base Camp, Nepal, Asia, Faralong
Everest Base Camp, Nepal, Asia, Faralong
Everest Base Camp, Nepal, Asia, Faralong
Everest Base Camp, Nepal, Asia, Faralong
Everest Base Camp, Nepal, Asia, Faralong
Everest Base Camp, Nepal, Asia, Faralong
Everest Base Camp, Nepal, Asia, Faralong
Everest Base Camp, Nepal, Asia, Faralong
Everest Base Camp, Nepal, Asia, Faralong

Everest Base Camp Trek

Kathmandu, Mount Everest region and Sherpa culture

Tour price

We’ll keep slashing the price as others join this tour.

2 people
$1 236
per
person
3 people
$1 212
per
person
4 people
$1 066
per
person
5 people
$1 077
per
person
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$1 236
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person
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Tour duration
18 days
Max participants
14
Difficulty
Medium
Service level
Basic +

What's it really like?

Get ready to embark on a classic Himalayan trek with views on the biggest and most beautiful mountains in the world including Mount Everest, Lhotse, Makalu, Cho Oyu, Ama Dablam, Pumori and Kantega. Walking through the Sherpa villages you enter Buddhist monasteries and enjoy great trekking services. In Kathmandu, the program includes the most iconic sights like Swayambunath stupa and Pashupatinath temple, to give you a great variety of the fascinating Nepali culture.

Tour highlights

  • Lively culture of Kathmandu Valley
  • Views of the Great Himalayan Range
  • Sherpa villages and Buddhist monasteries
  • Great trekking facilities
  • Yak caravans to base camps

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“During the trek, our guide Janak was full 10 out of 10!”
Day 1

Arrive in Kathmandu

Arrive in Kathmandu, the capital of Nepal. Check in at Vaishali Hotel. We are happy to organize airport pickups if needed.

Accommodation
Hotel
Day 2

Flight to Lukla, Trek to Phakding

There is an early morning gathering and preparations before heading to the domestic terminal for the mountain flight. After arriving at Lukla our guides will organize the team and the trek starts along the deep valley through villages, crossing expansion bridges and entering the Sagarmatha National Park, named by the Nepali translation of Everest or Chomolungma in Tibetan and Sherpa language. Overnight at the cozy village of Phakding.

Activities
Flight to Lukla, Trekking
Accommodation
Guesthouse
Day 3

Phakding to Namche Bazaar

Our trek continues to the crossing of two valleys, where the path takes a steeper angle through the forest and Everest can be seen for the first time. Steep ascents will lead to the Sherpa capital of Namche Bazaar. Reaching the town is one of the highlights of the trek and there are great views towards the peaks of Thamserku and Kusum Kanguru.

Activities
Hiking
Accommodation
Guesthouse
Day 4

Namche Bazaar

This day is for resting and acclimatizing in the great town of Namche, optionally you can take day tours to Everest View Hotel and villages on Khumde and Khumjung. Namche has everything you can imagine from a mountain village and much more, like bakeries, shopping and the occasional bars.

Accommodation
Guesthouse
Day 5

Namche to Tengboche

Another full day of trekking leads to a descent towards the bottom of the valley before climbing steeply up to the most famous monastery of the Himalayas. The views are amazing throughout the day, Everest being visible most of the time, Tengboche lays in the upper opening of the Khumbu valley leading in a gentle angle towards the highest mountain in the world.  The monastery can be visited in the afternoon, as accommodation will be in a guesthouse next door.

Activities
Hiking
Accommodation
Guesthouse
Day 6

Tengboche to Pangboche

Getting higher up the valley the days get shorter for a more comfortable and safe trekking. A few hours of varied scenery introduces us the beautiful peak of Ama Dablam and the thick glaciers of Kantega. Pangboche is one of the highest villages in the area and there is time in the afternoon to visit the old town with it’s exciting Buddhist monasteries.

Activities
Hiking
Accommodation
Guesthouse
Day 7

Pangboche to Dingboche

Walking on the side of great peaks we finish the day in the foot of Ama Dablam, at the opening of Imja Valley. From one of the more developed spots, Dingboche, there is a short way to Prediche to visit Himalayan Rescue Association clinic and gain some altitude for great views.

Activities
Hiking
Accommodation
Guesthouse
Day 8

Dingboche

At this altitude, it is good to have another rest day for acclimatizing, just relax or have a nice day trip to Chukung for views of the Imja valleys glaziers and the Lhotse face.

Activities
Hiking
Accommodation
Guesthouse
Day 9

Dingboche to Dughla

Another easy day takes us to Dughla, offering a few guest houses in the foot of the final ascent to the tail of Khumbu glacier. Enjoy a walk to the glacier lake in the afternoon.

Activities
Hiking
Accommodation
Guesthouse
Day 10

Dughla to Lobuche

Passing the peak of the same name, Lobuche is another more developed small settlements in the upper Khumbu valley. Altitude is getting to levels of Alpine summits, but easy progress makes thin air tolerable, as there is only one more day to go till we reach the end of the valley.

Activities
Hiking
Accommodation
Guesthouse
Day 11

Trek to Gorokshep, Visit Everest Base Camp

The higher altitude makes this day trekking quite challenging. The Changri Glacier looms ahead as the trek heads for Gorakshep, a small, usually frozen, lake, by lunchtime. Relax and get adjusted to the altitude before the attempt to reach Everest Base Camp. After lunch, we will head towards Everest Base Camp. The route follows the Khumbu Glacier with its intriguing 15m (49ft)-high seraces of ice, a feature unique to Himalayan glaciers. We will spend the night in Gorokshep.

Activities
Trekking, Visit Everest Base Camp
Accommodation
Guesthouse
Day 12

Trek to Kala Pattar, Trek back to Lobuche

We will start very early in the morning to ascend towards Kala Pattar for more spectacular views of the surrounding mountains including the black rocky ramparts of Everest’s southwest face.(5545m) The descent back to Lobuche is not difficult, but altitude induced lethargy can make the many uphill sections below Gorakshep seem endless

Activities
Hiking
Accommodation
Guesthouse
Day 13

Lobuche to Tengboche

Where we used days to reach the altitude in safety, it is easy strolling downhill. It is worth to stop again at Tengboche and enjoy the great environment and the monastery.

Activities
Hiking
Accommodation
Guesthouse
Day 14

Tengboche to Namche Bazaar

Return to Namche Bazaar crosses the lower stream as on first time, giving a good day of trekking before reaching the comforts of the village.

Activities
Hiking
Accommodation
Guesthouse
Day 15

Namche to Lukla

Full day in the lower valley follows the same path and gives great rewards on arrival to Lukla for a celebration.

Activities
Hiking
Accommodation
Guesthouse
Day 16

Lukla to Kathmandu

Time to say goodbye to the Sherpa crew as we fly back to Kathmandu. Free afternoon to relax and shop for souvenirs.

Activities
Flight to Kathmandu, Kathmandu free time
Accommodation
Hotel
Day 17

Kathmandu sightseeing

Kathmandu Valley hosts seven UNESCO world heritage sites, all of which are active shrines and temples. Today we will have a guided tour introducing the most fascinating and famous places like Pashupatinath and Boudhanath.

Pashupatinath Temple is dedicated to the Hindu Lord - Shiva, the God of Destruction, also known as Pashupatinath (Lord of Animals). This temple is, moreover, a final destination for the Hindu devotees of all around the world.

Boudhanath Stupa is one of the holiest sites in Nepal. It envelops an absolute admiration and faith not only from the Buddhist perspective, but Hindus of Nepal also pay their equal respect to this pious Buddhist site.

Activities
Kathmandu sightseeing
Accommodation
Hotel
Day 18

Depart from Kathmandu

Departure from Kathmandu. Airport transfer available upon your request.

What's included?

  • Accommodation in a double room
  • 3 breakfasts
  • Domestic flights
  • Transportation (excl. airport transfers)
  • English speaking local guide
  • All trekking permits
  • One-time monument entrance fees
  • Porters during the trek

Not included

  • Flights to/from destination
  • Travel Insurance
  • Visas
  • Airport transfers
  • Gratuities to local staff
  • Costs due to unforeseen circumstance

Tour provided by

Royal Mountain Travel
Royal Mountain Travel

Tour information

Preparation

The Everest Base Camp Trek will take you over varied terrain, and you will have days with 4 - 10h of trekking. We recommend to prepare yourself physically for hiking through regular walking, biking, or hiking. The better physical condition you have, the more you get out of hiking. The highest altitude during the trek is 5,545 metrers.

 

A typical trekking day

A typical trekking day starts around 7.00 in the morning. This is followed by packing the equipment. We discuss the upcoming trekking day over breakfast. Hiking begins after breakfast, around 8.00 AM. Warm lunch is served around noon and the afternoon hiking portion is usually shorter than in the morning. During the hike, everyone can walk at their own pace. Your local guide always walks in front of the group, and the tour leader behind the last person. When you arrive at your accommodation, it’s time for relaxation and a shower. Dinner is usually served around 19.00.-20.00 in the evening, and your tour leader will go over the next day’s route during that.

 

Visa and permit information

Nepal visa will be redeemed on arrival in Nepal. You will need one passport photo and a passport that’s valid at least six (6) months after the trip. The Nepalese visa costs around 25 USD for less than 15 days, and 40 USD for stays from 15 to 30 days. The visa will be for paid in cash upon arrival at the airport.

Hiking Permits are purchased on your behalf and are included in the tour price. For this, it is important for you to upload a copy of your passport to your account’s information page. If this is not possible, you are always welcome to send the copy in PDF or image (JPG) format to travel@faralong.com.

Check that the primary vaccinations, polio, and tetanus are valid during the trip. Travelers to Nepal and India are recommended to get vaccinated for Hepatitis A. Malaria is found only in low-lying areas of southern Nepal. For more information about vaccinations, please consult your doctor.

On all trekking and climbing trips in Nepal, you need travel insurance to cover ill-health in addition to helicopter evacuation and repatriation moving more than 3000 meters of altitude. We also recommend checking the coverage of your travel cancellation insurance.

 

Equipment

Every person should have no more than 15 kg of equipment with them on the trek. The equipment should also include a sleeping bag and an inflatable mattress. You can leave everything that you won’t need on a trek in the hotel.

Bottled drinking water can be purchased in the cities. Please remember to take your own refillable water bottle on the trek as purchasing water is not possible. During daily hikes you can drink by boiled purified water, which is sold at the guesthouses or use water purification tablets that can be purchased on site. Both of these options are safe.

 

Money

Nepal's currency is the Nepalese Rupee (NPR). There are ATMs in Kathmandu that take Visa, Mastercard, and Visa Electron cards if you wish to take cash out in Nepal. Money can be exchanged at exchange offices locally.

Please make sure to have € 20-25 per day for meals not included in the package. Also, remember to have money for visa and tipping purposes.

The tipping culture in Nepal does not have any strict rules. However, it is good to bear in mind that it is always voluntary. If the service has been good at a restaurant, it is polite to leave 5-15% of the total bill. The general tipping amount considered polite for your mountain guides is around €5 per day.