Everest Base Camp Trek Highlight
Stand at the base of Mt Everest in awe of its majesty and size
Witness the sun setting over Everest from Kalapatthar, known as the Everest viewpoint
– Fly into the high-altitude Hilary Tenzing Airport at Lukla, an experience in itself
– Visit Sherpa villages with their Tibetan-like peoples and yak herders.
– Stay in Namche Bazaar, the starting point for all Everest expeditions
= Be stunned by the chilling beauty of the Khumbu Glacier and Khumbu Icefalls
– Use the essential acclimatization days to learn something about the lifestyle of the Sherpas
– Pass through Sagarmatha National Park with its unique flora and fauna
– Follow the footsteps of Sir Edmund Hillary and many other famous mountaineers
Visit Tengboche Monastery, with its strong spiritual connection.
Permits for Everest Base Camp Trek
The Government of Nepal imposes permit entrance fees to preserve the beauty surrounding Mt. Everest and other mountains in the Himalayan range.
All national parks in Nepal need a permit, and the Sagarmatha National Park is no different. When you compare the cost of the permits to the overall cost of your trip to Nepal and the Everest Region, the amount is relatively small. It is an investment in the future of this beautiful area with its snow, forests, ice, pastures, and culture.
Sir Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay may have been the people to put the Khumbu on the map, but since then, countless mountaineers and trekkers have enjoyed the beauty of the likes of Mt. Everest, Ama Dablam, Goyko Lakes, and much more. Let’s ensure this area stays as it is for future trekkers and Nepali people.
For the Everest Base Camp (EBC) Trek, you need entrance permits as explained below:-
1.Khumbu Pasang Lhamu Rural Municipality Entrance Permit (NPR 2000 Per Person)
2.Sagarmatha National Park Entry Permit (NPR 3000 Per Person)
Everest Base Camp Trek Itinerary
Day 1: Welcome to Kathmandu!
Kathmandu – 1,300 m / 4,265 ft
Day 2: Kathmandu to Lukla (Flight) to Phakding
Phakding – 2,651 m / 8,697 ft – 4 hrs
Day 3: Phakding to Namche
Namche – 3,440 m / 11,286 ft – 5 to 6 hrs
Day 4: Acclimatization Day in Namche
Namche – 3,700 m / 12,139 ft – 4 to 5 hrs
Day 5: Namche to Tengboche
Tengboche – 3,956 m / 12,979 ft – 5 to 6 hrs
Day 6: Tengboche to Dingboche
Dingboche – 4,380 m / 14,370 ft – 4 to 5 hrs
Day 7: Acclimatization Day in Dingboche
Dingboche – 4,380 m / 14,370 ft – 3 to 4 hrs
Day 8: Dingboche to Lobuche
Lobuche – 4,938 m / 16,200 ft – 4 to 5 hrs
Day 9: Lobuche to Gorakshep (Afternoon hike to Kalapatthar)
Gorakshep – 5160 m / 16929 ft – 6 to 7 hrs
Day 10: Gorakshep to Pheriche (Morning hike to EBC)
Pheriche – 4,371 m / 14,340 ft – 8 to 9 hrs
Day 11: Pheriche to Namche
Namche – 3,440 m / 11,286 ft – 6 to 7 hrs
Day 12: Namche to Lukla
Lukla – 2,860 m / 9,383 ft -7 hr
Day 13: Lukla to Kathmandu (Flight)
Kathmandu – 30 min
Day 14: Departure