16 Days Everest Base Camp Trekking
Everest base cmap trekking facts
- Trip Mode: Hotels-Lodge and Guest House
- Trek Grade: Moderate to Adventurous walks.
- Trek areas: Nepal Mid-East within Khumbu district of Everest region.
- Activities: Sightseeing- exciting flights with scenic and cultural walks.
- Highest spot: 5,364 at Everest Base Camp and 5,545 on top Kalapathar
- Trek duration: 11 Nights and 12 Days. (Lukla to Lukla)
- Total Trip: 15 Nights and 16 Days (Kathmandu to Kathmandu)
- Permit :National Park USD 30,TIMS USD 10
- Season: Nearly all months of the year except the monsoon period
from June to mid September.
March to May wild-flower in season can be cloudy late
afternoon, September to January clear days but will be cold
in morning and night time with chances of snow.
Enjoy exciting flights to and from Ramechhap-Lukla-Ramechhap, Kathmandu-Lukla-Kathmandu or Manthali-Lukla Manthali with awesome views of the mighty mountains. Engage in a cultural adventure by exploring the impressive Khumbu Sherpa villages. Delight in scenic views of snowcapped peaks on the walk to the world famous Everest Base Camp. Visit traditional farm villages and monasteries enriched by Buddhist culture and venture into the tranquil woodlands of tall rhododendron, birch, magnolia and fir trees. Ascend as you trek from the green alpine hills up to the arid, barren arctic temperature zone of ice and glaciers, taking in the stunning views of peaks with panoramic views of Mt. Everest from the renowned elevated viewing point at Kalapathar.
What to expect during the EBC Trek?
With EncountersNepal you can undertake a really exciting adventure ‘Everest Base Camp Trekking’, where you will be within reach of some of the world's highest mountains yet still be able to enjoy the comfort of welcoming, cozy lodges along the way to your main destination. Everest Base Camp Trekking is a walk filled with amazing scenery overlooking high green hills with giant snowcapped peaks, all so magnificently in harmony with the local Sherpa culture and the age-old heritage of Buddhism. The local Sherpa people share many of the traditions of the Tibetan people who live not far, just on the other side of the border. This adventurous trek leads you on upwards into the scenic areas of the high Khumbu valley in the shade of mighty Sagarmartha, the local name for Mt Everest. Its presence dominates right from the start to the end.
The route to Mt Everest base camp
This high Khumbu area of Sagarmartha is located in the north mid-eastern Himalaya. Along the route you will enjoy views of some of the world's highest peaks: Mt. Everest, Mt. Lhotse and Mt. Cho-Oyu and also of the fifth highest, Mt, Makalu towards the east. During the walk, you will pass traditional Sherpa farm villages, stupas, and mani walls, built of stones which have been inscribed with Buddhist prayers. At the well-known village of Namche Bazaar you will stop for rest and acclimatization before heading on up to the higher regions of the Khumbu district. During the trek, you will walk through cool alpine woodland visiting scenic Thyangboche and its interesting monastery. Further north you will climb ever higher until you pass the tree line and enter the wilderness of arid, mountainous terrain.
Your adventure leads you ever higher past Pangboche, Dingboche and Lobuche villages until you reach your final destination at Everest Base Camp which is situated beneath the towering south face of Mt. Everest, hidden between Lo-La, Nuptse and Lhotse mountains. While staying at EBC, you will enjoy views of the famous and perilous Khumbu Ice Falls and glaciers. You will reach the highest point of the adventure on top of Kalapathar at 5,545m altitude. From here you will have tremendous views of the surrounding high peaks with a view of Mt. Everest up close. Your return journey leads back downhill along the same route to Lukla for the flight back to Kathmandu. You will return with unforgettable memories of your time on this world famous trek.
Flights from Ramechhap to Lukla
Veteran trekkers in the Everest region know that the flights from Kathmandu’s Tribhuvan International Airport (TIA) to and from Lukla airport can get frustrating especially during the high season. Not to worry as there are now commercial flights available from Ramechhap airport direct to Lukla. The reason for delays from the traditional way TIA-Lukla is mostly due to weather changes and an already full schedule from other flight heading out and in to TIA. Ramechhap is the best solution for an easy flight to Lukla as the airport only operates flights from and to Lukla airport. This gives an easier access for all those enthusiastic Everest trekkers. Another great benefit is that Ramechhap lies closer to Lukla than Kathmandu and makes a one way flight possible in just 15 to 20 minutes! Enjoy the best of your holiday in Nepal, when trekking in Everest fly from Ramechhap!