Everest base camp express trek follows the footsteps of Edmund Hillary and Tenzing and ends with an ascent of Kala Pattar. Kalapatthar known as mountain black stone is a little peak and famous hill station to observe Mount Everest and many other tallest mountains brilliant landscapes, the high mountain villages and Buddhist monasteries of khumbu region.
Everest base camp express trek has great opportunity to experience the local Sherpa hospitality. Furthermore, Trek to ebc is in Sagarmatha national park which is listed in UNESCO world heritage sites. An express trek to Everest base camp is a trail to see the highest mountain of the world, Everest at 8,848m, and many of the world’s 8,000m peaks such as Lhotse, Cho Oyu, and Makalu. Everest Ice fall glacier with huge ice pinnacles soaring to unbelievable height before reaching the Everest Base camp (ebc).
Everest base camp express trek is suitable for any walker looking for something a little more challenging and energetic. Our program always includes rest days and build up gradually, in order to acclimatize to the altitude. Along the routes, you can walk at your own pace, with plenty of stops for rest. Everest base camp express trek can be done anytime throughout the year.
Everest Base Camp (EBC) is perhaps most dramatic and picturesque scenery in the Nepalese Himalaya. You will have face to face the view of Mount Everest 8,8,48m / 28,933 ft. It is the most popular footsteps of great mountaineers Sir Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay. Trek goes through forests, hills and quaint villages. A great sense of anticipation builds as you trek up the Khumbu valley, passing through Sherpa villages.
Moreover with Buddhist monasteries, all towered over by some of the highest and most stunningly beautiful mountains of the world. The trail offers comfortable accommodation run by local inhabitants. The trek includes all meals, road-head transport, services of English speaking local trekking guide and porters to carry the luggage. You will only need to carry a day-pack and you can walk at your own pace.
Abundant flora and fauna, Sagarmatha national park Museum in Namche Bazaar, Sherpa villages and Buddhist monasteries, the broad summit of Kalapathar (5,545m), Amazing view of view of Mt Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse, Amadablam, Majestic Thamserku and many other mountains and Khumbu Glacier.
Everest base camp trek or kalapatthar with base camp trek is suitable for any walker looking for something a little more challenging and energetic. It does not require you to be super fit or have any previous trekking experience. If you are healthy and can walk about 5 hours daily, you can do this trekking easily. However, daily jogging or walking exercise is useful before you depart. Our program always includes rest days and build up gradually, in order to acclimatize to the altitude. Along the routes, you can walk at your own pace, with plenty of stops for resting.
Lukla – Namche Bazzar – Syangeboche Hill – Tengboche monastery – Kalapatthar & ebc.
February, March, April, May, June, September, October, November and December.
Day 01 : Arrival in Kathmandu
Day 02 : World heritage sites seeing. Trek preparation.
Day 03 : Fly to Lukla (2886m/9,437 ft). Trek to Bengkar (2698m /8,822 ft.), 5 hours
Day 04 : Trek to Namche Bazzar (3440m/11,249 ft.), 6 hours
Day 05 : Trek to Tengboche (3867m/12,645 ft.), 6 hours
Day 06 : Trek to Dingboche (4260 m/13,930 ft.) , 6 hours
Day 07 : Trek to Lobuche (4930 m/16,121 ft.) , 5:30 hours
Day 08 : Trek to Everest Base Camp (5364m/17,540 ft) , 7 hours
Day 19 : Hike to Kala Patthar (5545m/18,132 ft). Trek to Pheriche (4243m.), 9 hours
Day 10 : Pheriche to Namche Bazaar (3440 m/12,249 ft) , 7:30 hours
Day 11 : Namche Bazaar to Lukla (2886 m/9,337 ft.), 8 hours
Day 12 : Mountain flight from Lukla to Kathmandu. Final departure
Our Everest Base Camp express trek has a short, 12-day itinerary compared to most walks in this region leading up to the base camp. The particular route is designed for world explorers who wish to hike to the base camp of the spectacular mountain but are restricted time-wise. For travelers who wish to reach the Everest base camp in a more relaxed manner can try this itinerary however if this itinerary is not fit you than send us an inquiry for tailor-made itinerary.
Day 01: Arrived at Kathmandu valley
Upon arrival in Kathmandu, Tribhuwan International Airport, we will receive you with private vehicle and transfer to hotel in Kathmandu within B/B plan. Our representative will give you information about further programs.
Day 02: World heritage site of Kathmandu valley sightseeing.
After breakfast the day will start to our guided trip to cultural world heritage sites in Kathmandu valley; including visits to the pilgrimage sites of Hindus Pashupatinath temple, the world biggest Bouddhanath Stupa, visit Swoyambhunath Stupa also known as monkey temple and historical Kathmandu Durbar Square with temple, unique architectures and Kumari (living goddess) in central Kathmandu. Evening pre-trip discussion and introduce with our fellow trekking staff for your adventure trip.
Day 03: Fly to Lukla (2886m/9,437 ft). Trek to Bengkar (2698m /8,822 ft.), 5 hours
We take an early flight from Kathmandu to Lukla, upon arrival at Lukla, we would be refreshed in one of the hotels and then start our trek to Phakding (2640 m). We trek following a gentle climb up the mountainside on the left bank of the Dudh Koshi. Nupla (5885m) is just standing in front of you. And we pass several Sherpa villages such as Ghat, Phakding, Tok Tok and finally we reach Bengkar village.
Day 04: Trek to Namche Bazaar (3440m/11,249 ft.), 6 hours
The trail ascend over the koshi river riverbed, then we continue many ups and downs; cross a river and stream, and pass by the tiny village, Monjo. We reach Sagarmatha National Park office where a park entrance fee has to pay. We follow a short walk along the riverbed of this valley where the major river meets each other. Crossing over the Hillary bridge, the trek begins steep ascent to Namche Bazar.
On the way, we would have excellent views of Everest (8848m) and Lhotse (8516m.). Surrounded on three sides by mountain ranges, Namche Bazar (3440m) is a central hub of the area for food, trekking gears and other necessary goods. After checking into the hotel, we will have lunch.
We start with a steep one-hour climb to the Tengboche airstrip (3790m), from where we will slowly ascent towards Khunde passing numerous chorten (stone Buddhist monuments) and hill station. We go to a hill station to have an excellent view of Mt. Everest, Ama Dablam, Thamserku, Nuptse, Lhotse, Tawche, Kwangde and much other snow-capped mountains within 360 deg angle.
Day 05: Trek to Tengboche (3867m/12,645 ft.), 6 hours
Having breakfast trek heading towards Tengboche Monastery. The trail goes ahead leaving a steep cliff that drops down to the Dudh Kosi. During the journey, we would have a panoramic view of the Himalayas such as Ama Dablam (6812m), Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse (7855m) and Tawoche (6501m). We would visit Trashinga, Phunki Tenga and reach Tengboche. Tyangboche offers a good view of sunrise and sunset at Everest and Ama Dablam.
Day 06: Trek to Dingboche (4260 m/13,930 ft.) , 6 hours
We trek leaving Tengboche at the backdrop, we descend through a rhododendron forest and enter Deboche village. Crossing a suspension bridge at Imja Khola, we head towards Minlinggo and inter Imjatse Valley beneath the mighty peaks of Ama Dablam, Nuptse, and Lhotse. Stay overnight in lodge.
Day 07: Dingboche to Lobuche (4930 m/16,121 ft.) , 5:30 hours
It is our turn to head towards Lobuche from Dingboche which is situated at a distance of five and half hours normal walk. The onward trail is gentle up to Pheriche village. Along the trail, we would be privileged to have panoramic views of the Mt.Tawache, Ama Dablam, Pokalde (5741m), Kongma-tse (5820m) and the great wall of Nuptse. We would have lunch at Dugla (4595m) and trek to Lobuche.
Day 08: Trek to Everest Base Camp (5364m/17,540 ft) , 7 hours
Having breakfast at Lobuche, we trek to Everest Base Camp via Gorakshep (5140m.). It is the most rewarding section of the trek. Our trail winds up through a rocky path and Khumbu glacier. The view of Nuptse, Lho-La, and Khumbutse appear at a stone throwing distance. You can visit also Kalapatthar instead to walking to base camp.
Day 09: Hike to Kala Patthar (5545m/18,132 ft). Then to Pheriche (4243m.), 9 hours
We trek from Gorakshep to Kala Patthar (5545m.) and trek to Pheriche (4243m.). Early morning, we get ready to climb Kala Patthar (5545m.) and enjoy the view of sunrise. We would see Mt. Everest, Mt. Pumori, Mt. Lingtren, Mt. Khumbetse, Mt. Nuptse, Mt. Lhotse, Mt. Ama Dablam, Mt. Thamserku and many more from Kala Patthar. Himalayan Rescue Association Aid Post is available at Pheriche health post where foreign volunteer doctors are providing medical treatment.
Day 10: Pheriche to Namche Bazaar (3440 m/12,249 ft) via Tengboche, 7:30 hours
Trek to Tengboche (3867 m.) is easy downhill walking. During the route, one can enjoy descending through rhododendron forest. Tengboche is famous for the oldest monastery where you enjoy with the splendid view of Ama Dablam, green hills, colorful rhododendron flower, and pristine river. After Lunch at Tengboche hill, Trek descends from Tyangboche to Namche Bazaar passing Sanasa and Lagusasa tiny villages. You will catch the trail descends from Gokyo valley. We walk further about one hour to reach Namche Bazaar hill station.
Day 11: Namche Bazaar to Lukla (2886 m/9,337 ft.), 7 hours
We trek to Lukla with the same trail as we use on ascend. It is the last day of our trekking. Upon arrival at Lukla, we would get refreshed and take rest.
Day 12: Scenic Mountain flight from Lukla to Kathmandu. Final departure
We board our early flight from Lukla to Kathmandu. Upon arrival at Tribhuwan International Airport, we would be received by our representatives and transfer to the hotel. In the afternoon, go shopping or request us to discover Kathmandu as a guided trip on additional cost. At evening, drop you in Kathmandu International Airport onward your final destination and our trip ends. Wish you your wonderful journey.
Everest Base Camp express trek we offer you Tourist Standard accommodation at our homestay located nearby Thamel and of course the trip price will vary according to group size.
For the deluxe and luxury trekking tour plan, we add 3 stars category hotel deluxe air-conditioned room in Kathmandu (BB PLAN) and Tourist standard accommodation with attached bathroom while on trekking on possible places, so let us know. AND WE ARE OPEN TO CUSTOMIZE YOUR TOUR AND PACKAGES PRICE AS PER YOUR REQUIREMENTS. International tour leaders are highly encouraged to get discount and attractive complimentary.
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We can organize private trek to Express Everest base camp trek 11 days starting at any date that works for you. Please contact us for more information.
Jan 05, 2019 – Jan 17, 2019
Jan 10, 2019 – Jan 22, 2019
Jan 15, 2019 – Jan 27, 2019
Jan 20, 2019 – Feb 02, 2019
Jan 30, 2019 – Feb 12, 2019
Feb 05, 2019 – Feb 17, 2019
Feb 10, 2019 – Feb 22, 2019
Feb 15, 2019 – Feb 27, 2019
Feb 20, 2019 – March 04, 2019
Feb 25, 2019 – March 07, 2019
Mar 05, 2019 – March 17, 2019
Mar 10, 2019 – March 22, 2019
Mar 15, 2019 – March 27, 2019
Mar 20, 2019 – April 01, 2019
Mar 30, 2019 – March 11, 2019
April 05, 2019 – April 17, 2019
April 10, 2019 – April 21, 2019
April 15, 2019 – April 26, 2019
April 20, 2019 – May 01, 2019
April 25, 2019 – May 06, 2019
April 30, 2019 – May 11, 2019
May 05, 2019 – May 16, 2019
May 10, 2019 – May 21, 2019
May 15, 2019 – May 25, 2019
May 20, 2019 – June 01, 2019
May 30, 2019 – June 11, 2019
Sept 10, 2019 – Sept. 22, 2019
Sept 15, 2019 – Sept 27, 2019
Sept 20, 2019 – Oct 01, 2019
Sept. 30, 2019 – Oct 12, 2019
Oct. 05, 2019 – Oct. 17, 2019
Oct. 10, 2019 – Oct 22, 2019
Oct. 15, 2019 – Oct. 23, 2019
Oct. 18, 2019 – Oct. 30, 2019
Oct. 20, 2019 – Nov. 01, 2019
Oct. 25, 2019 – Nov. 06, 2019
Oct. 30, 2019 – Nov. 12, 2019
Nov. 05, 2019 – Nov. 17, 2019
Nov. 10, 2019 – Nov. 22, 2019
Nov. 15, 2019 – Nov. 27, 2019
Nov. 20, 2019 – Dec 01, 2019
Nov. 25, 2019 – Dec. 07, 2019
Nov. 30, 2019 – Dec. 11, 2019
Dec. 01, 2019 – Dec. 12, 2019
Dec. 05, 2019 – Dec. 17, 2019
Dec. 10, 2019 – Dec. 22, 2019
Dec. 20, 2019 – Jan 01, 2020
Dec. 25, 2019 – Jan. 06, 2020
Dec. 30, 2019 – Jan. 12, 2020
Guaranteed – Trip is Guaranteed to run.
Available – Trip is available to run if minimum group size is filled
Limited – Only few space available
Answer: Yes sure !! If you provide us your flights details then you should do request then our representative will come to pick up you on Kathmandu international airport.
Question: Do I need experience for Everest Base Camp express trekking?
Answer: Everest base camp express is suitable for keen trekkers/walkers who are able to walk around 4 or 5 hours in a day, with a lightweight daypack. For this trekking – yes, you need to have experience in high altitude – somehow about 3000 meters above sea level.
Question: What kind of accommodation can I expect on Everest Base Camp express trekking?
Answer: We provide you tourist standard accommodation in Kathmandu and during the trekking routes. the rooms along the routes are clean with the cozy bed with a nice mattress and blankets. However we recommend you to take your own sleeping bags if you have one with you otherwise, you may rent it while you are in Kathmandu.
Question: What kind of food can I expect in Everest base camp express trek?
Answer: All the guest houses/lodges in the trekking they have attached restaurant and they cook a delicious range of mostly vegetarian such as Pasta, tuna bakes, noodles, potatoes, eggs, dhal bhat, bread, soups, fresh vegetables (variety depends on the season)
The dinner and breakfast are provided in the same lodge you spend the night every day and Lunch will be provided on the way to the next place where you are going.
Question: What opportunities will I have for a shower along Everest base camp express trek?
Answer: Guest house trekking all the lodges they have a shower which you can get it somewhere paying and somewhere without paying however if you are in camping trekking – we provide you hot water bucket then you will take a bucket shower.
Question: How do I get drinking water on Everest base camp express trek?
Answer: During the trekking route there are all places hotel and shops where you can able to buy mineral water and you can buy it for drinking but however we advise against buying mineral water in plastic bottles, as currently there are no provisions for disposing of these. Instead, we provide you with boiled water or bringing chlorine tablets to purify the normal water as the normal water is available in campsite/along the way in the camping trekking.
Question: Can I charge my digital camera or other batteries on my trip?
Answer: During the Tea house trekking there will be more chances to charge the battery. We recommend you bring an extra pair for in case. Remember to bring your adapters!
Questions: Is there any communication facilities on Everest base camp express trek?
Answer: In this trekking route you can get telephone services as well as 3G internet services and wifi at lodges.
Question: Can I use credit cards in Trekking?
Answer: No! So, for the trekking routes, you need to have cash Nepali rupees because credit cards work only in the bigger city tours/city areas.
Question: When should I book my trip and what is the payments terms?
Answer: Because our trips book up months in advance, we recommend booking early to avoid any kind of misunderstanding. We will, of course, make every effort to accommodate last minute bookings.
And regarding the deposit, we prefer a 20% advance deposit of the total price of the trip in order to confirm your reservation before you arrive in Nepal. And the rest of the payment can be made after your arrival in Kathmandu.
Question: Who will carry my luggage on Everest base camp express trek?
Answer: We provide porters to transfer your luggage. As we are a responsible trekking tour operator agency, our every porter carry maximum 25 kilos of your backpack which means 2 guests (12.5 kg luggage of each guest): 1 porter basis.
Question: How much distance do I walk each day?
Answer: When walking/trekking in the mountains, the distance you cover each day can vary greatly due to a gradient, terrain, and altitude. As such it is very hard to give specific distances on each day, however, you have to be prepared to walk roughly about 5 hours each day.
Question: Do I need walking polls for Everest base camp express trek?
Answer: Walking pools are recommended but not compulsory.
Question: What is ebc express trek? Is is also called Kalapatthar express trek?
Answer: Yes ! Short Everest base camp trek is called ebc express treks. And kalapatthar express trek is also the same.
Question: How much additional money do I need per day?
Answer: You can allocate US$ 08 – 10 for a lunch/dinner in Kathmandu and it depends on your spending habits. US$ 7 to 10 US$ each day will be enough to buy bottles of water, chocolates, tea coffee, and some drinks while you are on trek.
The above itineraries are subject to change due to the condition beyond our control. This is a Guideline showing tentative camp night stops. Physical, technical and natural condition may change this above itineraries.
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