- Total Duration:14
- Start Point:Lukla
- End Point:Lukla
- Trip Grade:Strenuous
- Max Elevation:5545 m/ 18192 ft
- Accommodation:Comfortable lodges
- Max Group Size:4 to 15 pax
- Best Time:Mid February to end of May/ Mid September to end of December
- Panorama of Himalayan peaks with Mt. Everest at close distance from high Kalapathar top
- Sweeping scenic flight both ways Kathmandu - Lukla with ever exciting views of snow capped peaks
- Trekking into Sagarmatha National Park World's Heritage Sites with great range of scenery
- Exploring traditional Sherpa villages and impressive monasteries enriched with Buddhist culture
- In the heart of world highest Mt. Everest Southern base camp with massive Khumbu Ice Falls
Everest Base Camp trekking leads to the base of the world’s tallest mountain, Mount Everest. Popularly known as EBC trek, it has become a dream destination for many travelers especially, if they are trekking in Nepal for the first time. Yearly, Everest Region attracts thousands of trekkers from all over the world and most of them are aiming to do a trek to Everest Base Camp. During the main season, March/April, October/November, the trail to Everest Base Camp gets over crowded with people and that makes it quite difficult for the individual trekkers to find the lodges on their own. Despite of being the busy trail, the beautiful view of the mountains never fails to mesmerize people with its utmost beauty.
The trek to Everest Base Camp passes through some of the most beautiful Sherpa Villages and monasteries which are within boundaries of Sagarmatha National Park. Sagarmatha National Park is a home for red pandas, musk deer’s, snow leopards, mountain goats, Himalayan black bears, wolfs, wild dogs, wild cats and over 119 different species of birds that includes, Impheyan Pheasant, Kalij Pheasant, Blood Pheasant, Tibetan snow cock and Brahamini ducks. The National Park was declared as UNESCO World Heritage site in 1976 for its importance of being culturally and environmentally very sensitive region. It contains the upper catchments of some of the major rivers that feed the people down the valley for the irrigation purpose to their farmlands and as the river flows further down it dissolves into the Ganges in India making it a life to the millions.
Everest Base Camp trek allows you to follow the footsteps of Tenzing Norgay and Sir Edmund Hillary. Your journey starts with culturally rich Kathmandu Valley exploring the age old temples and palaces. The humble greetings of the Nepalese as Namaste, their friendliness and warm hospitality is something you will always remember after visiting Nepal. Not only that, Kathmandu is a place to try different types of cuisines. We have multinational hotels and restaurants which gives travelers wide range of choices. The most popular food in Nepal is Dal Bhat, Newari Khaja and Momos. Got to try these.
Everest Base Camp trekking allows us to experience the exhilarating flight to Lukla airport. In this short flight the view of the Himalayas is stunning. Lukla is a beautiful small town village and is a starting point for a trek to Everest Base Camp and any other treks in the Everest Region. Before tourism flourished, Lukla used to be a sheep pasture land, now a days it thrives with tourism. Dotted with traditional Sherpa villages with beautiful mountain views in the background, the glacier river Dudh Koshi (Milk River) flows down the valley making it a perfect setting.
The fluttering of Buddhist prayer flags in a pristine mountain wind, the spinning of prayer wheels and walking on left of the Mani Stones in every opportunity with the most powerful and sacred Buddhist Mantra ‘OM MANI PADME HUM’ inscribed, this brings a social harmony and a good luck to all the sentient beings in the universe. Our trail passes through several suspension bridges over on the beautiful Dudh Koshi and Imja river. The Sherpas believe in tying the prayer flags on the bridges due to its strong current of wind that flutters the prayer flags carrying the prayers to heaven. The air is lifted with a very pleasant smell of juniper and snow rhododendron dried leaves which Sherpas burn every morning and evening in order to purify the air and cast out all the evils. It becomes very meditative when they do the chanting.
After getting to Namche Bazaar, from here on the views will only get better and better. The whole of Khumbu Valley opens up. Mount Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse, Ama Dablam and all the surrounding mountains comes into prospectus. Namche Bazaar is one of the biggest town in the Khumbu valley where trekkers can enjoy the German Bakery items to their delight. Namche Bazaar is also a very popular hub for the trekkers to indulge in a bar to enjoy celebratory drinks. One of the biggest market is conducted here at Namche Bazaar on every Friday and Saturday where people from different corners of the Khumbu Valley will visit the market place for their weekly shopping. The caravans of ponies, dzopkyos and human porters will supply all the commodities that are needed for the Saturday market. It becomes totally unreal when we see some of the porters carrying more than 120 kg (240 pound) of weight on their back.
The Khumbu Region bestows with the blessing of the most powerful mountain God, Khumbila. The deity resides above Namche Bazaar where there are a hidden secret, a mystical villages of Khumjung and Khunde. The villages at Khumjung and Khunde are dotted with typical Sherpa houses with their roofs painted all in green. The Sherpas worship the mountains and there they believe resides the Mountain Gods. They offer the prayers to the mountains every day and this can be witnessed at the time of mountain climbing expedition where they offer a puja (prayer) before climbing. Sherpas are Buddhist and a non violent people so any of animal killings are not allowed above Lukla. Meat product had to be brought up from the villages below Lukla.
From Namche the trail advances to the beautiful Tengboche monastery where the legends attached to it. Lama Sanga Dorje, spiritually a very powerful monk from the Khumbu valley, at one time was meditating on top of one of the rocks, where he slipped his feet and left his foot print on the rock he was meditating. He blessed that place, sometime in the future there will be a very big monastery. As a result we see a beautiful Tengboche monastery exactly to the location where the Monks feet was slipped. The Tengboche name in Sherpa language stands for foot print. The mountain views from the monastery site are simply mind blowing.
Further up a valley we pass through Pangboche which is one of the oldest villages of Khumbu Region. Before an establishment of the village, at one time Lama Sanga Dorje was doing a long meditation for months, at that time Yeti used to come and provide him some food. Later on when the Yeti died, he placed a Yetis scull and a hand bones in the monastery. The monastery still possesses a Yeti scull which the Sherpas proudly claim it to be real.
Leaving behind a tree line, our trail proceeds further up to an arid and sandy valley of Pheriche. Himalayan Rescue Association health post is located here catering the needs of trekkers suffering from altitude sickness. Every evening Acute Mountain Sickness talk will be presented by the western doctors. The high altitude will kick in as we climb further up, when body receives only 50 percent of oxygen. So this is when our body is not functioning properly so got to take it easy and drink plenty of fluid at least 4 liters a day.
All the lodges on the trail would provide Nepalese and Sherpa cuisine in a regular basis. You will also have a choice of western cuisine. The lodges that we use on the trail are carefully handpicked. Mystic Himalaya Trekking always makes sure that our clients and staffs are well treated at the lodges we stay at. Most importantly the food and drinks supplied at the lodge we stay are hygienic. The accommodations would be basic but very comfortable and all have western style toilets. The lodges will also have shower facilities. Every evening the lodge dining hall would be heated for at least 3 to 4 hours to maintain warmth.
On our way up to Lobuche we will visit the memorial place where there is a memorial stone of Scott Fischer, Babu Cheri Sherpa and many other mountaineers those who have lost their lives in climbing Everest. After Lobuche we will follow a course of Khumbu glacier and eventually will get to Gorekshep which is a small place in a middle of nowhere. After Gorekshep, time to visit the place what we have been waiting for so long. It is time to step our foot at Everest Base Camp.
We finally reach our dream destination, Everest Base Camp. During spring season Everest Base Camp will be crowded with hundreds of climbers trying to get to the summit of Everest. After enjoying our moments at EBC and Kalapathar, we retrace our trail back to Namche Bazaar for a celebration party and descend further down to Lukla. Mystic Himalaya Trekking itinerary is designed in a way that gives you enough time for acclimatization.
The lodges Mystic Himalaya Trekking uses in the Everest Base Camp trekking is carefully handpicked after many years of scrutiny between the lodges. We always make sure that our valued guests and staff are well taken care of in the lodges we stay at and luckily we have been able to maintain that. When traveling with Mystic Himalaya Trekking you will experience a quality service, a service that outstands you from other fellow trekkers.
The lodges we use on the trail are comfortable and are with the best hospitality. Our priorities will always be your safety and we are ready to exceed to any limit to make your holiday experience the best one. In all the lodges we follow the hygiene rules very strictly always making sure that you get the best quality food. Most importantly, the lodges you will be staying will have western toilets and shower facilities. All we can say is Mystic Himalaya Trekking is very committed to service. Please join Mystic Himalaya Trekking and experience the difference.
Follow the foot steps of Tenjing Norgay and Sir Edmund Hillary in a true hospitality of Sherpa culture. Everest Base Camp trek gives you the best experience of visiting Tengboche Monastery, setting your foot steps at Everest Base Camp, climbing Kalapathar for the most beautiful panoramic views of the Mount Everest and all the surrounding peaks. You will be blown away by the beauty of the nature.
Arrive in Kathmandu. Your trip leader or the office representative will meet you at the airport and will transfer you to your hotel in Kathmandu. Remainder of the afternoon is at leisure. Arrangements will be made for the distribution of your kit bag, sleeping bag and down jacket in the early evening and the trek briefing will be delivered. Welcome dinner is organized at 7 pm in one of the traditonal Nepali restaurants and this is a great opporttunity to get acquainted with the fellow group members before the trip. Overnight at Kathmandu.(Dinner)
We take a bus / car to the domestic terminal of Kathmandu Airport for the 30 minutes flight to Lukla. As we land we become struck by the scale of huge peaks that surround the village which is only a taste of what is to come. We will have time to explore the village while the Sherpa crew load your trekking luggages. To assist with acclimatization, we allow 2 days for the walk up to Namche Bazaar. It is a ver short walk today only 2 and half hours to Phakding. Overnight at Phakding.(Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner)
We continue trekking along the banks of the Dudh Kosi, crossing this majestic river many times on exciting suspension bridges laden with prayer flags. We meet many porters from the south ferrying supplies to Namche Bazaar. The trail keeps close to the river valley and is lined with beautiful blue pine and rhododendron forest that is very spectacular in the spring months when the flowers are in bloom. We cross the Dudh Kosi at Benkar where there are tantalizing glimpses of the snow peaks Kusum Kangaru and Thamserku. From here it is only a short walk to Monjo where we arrive in time for lunch. After lunch we pass through the gates of Sagarmatha National Park. We will then cross the confluence of the Dudh Kosi and the Bhote Kosi on a high sespension bridge and climb steeply for about two hours to reach Namche Bazaar. This is a prosperous trading town and the capital of the Khumbu region. In the past many Tibetan traders use to cross the near by Tibetan border and sell their stuff at Namche market. Now the market is only limited for the local merchants. From Namche just across the valley to the east stand the peaks of Thamserku and Kangtega, both very impressive mountains. Overnight at Namche. (Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner)
We will spend a day in Namche Bazaar resting and allowing our bodies to become acclimatized to the altitude of 3,450 m. Namche is a colorful village with many wonderful and interesting shops and vendors, fabulous food, and stunning views of the surrounding mountains. An early hike to Everest View Hotel, before the clouds move in, will reward climbers with a spectacular Himalayan views of Mount Everest, Lhotse, and the beautiful Mount Ama Dablam. On your way down, you can visit the Sherpa museum that houses and exhibit on traditional Sherpa lifestyle and a fabulous photography displayed by a local Nepalese naturalist. One room highlights the rich Sherpa culture and the other room exibits the climbing history and displays the pictures of all the mountaineers especially of those who have climbed Everest. After visiting the museum we return back to our lodge. Overnight at Namche Bazaar. (Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner)
We descend into the deep DudhKosi Gorge – one of the most beautiful valley walks on earth and to a fir forest where we begin to climb steeply to the site of the famous Tengboche Monastery. Destroyed by a fire in early 1989, the monastery has been completely rebuilt. Tengboche monastery is the spiritual center of the Khumbu and a training center for new monks. The Rimpoche of Thyangboche resides here and the area is considered holy and nothing may be hunted or killed. Expeditions to the world’s tallest peaks have traditionally stopped here to receive the blessing of the high lama. We will have time to visit the monastery and get the blessing from one of the high monks. Our descent from Thyangboche is only half an hour down to this beautiful village named Debuche for lunch and overnight stay at the same place. For those who are interested in visiting the Buddhist nunnery then it is close by. Overnight at Debuche. (Breakfast/lunch/dinner)
Today we head down to cross the ImjaKhola (River) on a nice metal bridge. The picture of AmaDablam from this bridge is just fantastic. From here we continue our trek to Pangboche. The hike along the ImjaKhola is very scenic. Arriving at the top of the ridge, AmaDablam and the great massif of Mount Everest hovers majestically above us. The spirituality and scenic value of the site never fails to impress. We stop for lunch at Orsho which is located on a beautiful pasture land and provides a spectacular view of Mount Amadablam. After lunch we ascend gradually, high above the ImjaKhola, contouring up the valley side, we will cross the Khumbu river and turn up the Khumbu Valley to reach the picturesque village of Pheriche. Overnight at Pheriche. (Breakfast/lunch/dinner)
In accordance with our program of careful acclimatization, we spend a rest day at Pheriche. Your guide will advise on optional activities today. There is the option of taking a light acclimatization hike up the valley for a wider variety of photos of the valley and mountains of the Khumbu region. Or just relax around the lodge compound and write in your journal. There may be opportunities to visit the Pheriche hospital. Overnight at Pheriche. (Breakfast/lunch/dinner)
As we gain altitude, it is important to move at a slow, steady pace. From Pheriche the trail traverses through meadows before continuing along the lateral moraine of the Khumbu Glacier. Views of peaks, such as Amadablam, Cholatse, Tabuche and Lobuche will stay with us all along the trail in this contrasting and spectacular landscape. We eventually reach Thugla situated below the Khumbu Glacier. The trail from Thugla starts steeply to climb up to the top of the moraines. On the crest of the ridge, you pass a line of memorial cairns, built in memory of the Sherpas and climbers who have died on various Everest expeditions over the last 50 years. From here the view is spectacular, Pumori ,Lingtren , Khumbutse and Lobuche are seen. After a few hours the track eventually leads to a small cluster of tea houses pleasantly situated at the foot of Lobuche Peak. Overnight at Lobuche. (Breakfast/lunch/dinner)
About 3 hours of walk along the boulder fields and glacier debris to the edge of the Khumbu Glacier then continue up to Gorekshep nestled under the snow covered summit of Pumori and the sheer west face of Nuptse. We stop very briefly at Gorekshep for light lunch before we proceed to Everest Base Camp which takes another 3 hours. Our trail from Gorekshep contours along the valley side that leads on to the moraine of the Khumbu Glacier and becomes quite vague, weaving between mounds of rubble. Keep an eye on your Sherpa guides and fellow trekkers on this section. Spring is the time to see and meet some of the best mountaineers in the world who all will be stationed at Everest Base Camp. So you kind of feel lucky just to be there and be a part of the experience. From the Base Camp we will be able to see the notorious Khumbu Ice Fall that flows from the Western Cwm, which is regarded as technically the hardest and most dangerous section of the mountain. We return back to Gorekshep for a overnight stay. (Breakfast/lunch/dinner)
In the morning crisp we will climb Kalapathar for the better views of the Everest and the surrounding mountains. From the top of Kalapathar we can have a birds eye view of Everest Base Camp and the Khumbu icefall. The view of Everest is stunning from the top of Kalapathar. We will spend some time taking pictures and descend down to Gorekshep for hot drinks. We descend further down to Lobuche for lunch. After lunch we get to the snout of Khumbu glacier; here at this place the Sherpas have made the memorial ground for all the mountaineers, those who died while climbing Everest. After the memorial place we make a steep descend to Thukla and cross Khumbu Khola on a metal bridge an descend further down to the open valley of Pheriche. Overnight at Pheriche. (Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner)
We cross the Khumbu Khola and then descend to the small settlements of Orsho and Shomare. A little bit further down we get to Pangboche which is one of the major permanent villages in the Khumbu region.We follow the course of Imja Khola and cross the metal bridge and very soon we get to Debuche. From Debuche it is just 30 minutes of climbing through birch, silver fir and rhododendron forest to the ridge where Thyangboche monastery is located. We stop here for lunch and spend time taking pictures at the monastery with Everest and Amadablam in the background before descending through forest to the bridge over the DudhKoshi at PhunkiTanga. We then climb and contour around the hillside to Sanasa. From Sanasa our trail contours around the Shyangboche hill and finally gets to the thriving Namche village. If you wish you can celebrate with a glass of beer in one of the pubs here. Overnight at Namche. (Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner)
Today is our last day of trekking. What goes up must come down and that follows in our todays itinerary. The first section of the walk is to descend all the way down to the valley bottom where we cross the suspension on a high bridge and after that the trail pretty much undulates. Retracing our footsteps we leave behind Sagarmatha National Park and continue on to Phakding where we stop for lunch. After lunch it is only a short walk along the valley before we make the final climb up to the airstrip at Lukla. Evening at Lukla is free to relax and enjoy the hot shower. A farewell dinner may be followed by a few celebratory driks with our Sherpa friends and crew. (Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner)
We rise early in the morning to be ready for the arrival of your aircraft for the flight back to Kathmandu. Our office representative will meet us at the airport and will transfer to your hotel. Afternoon is at leisure. (Breakfast)
Our office representative will transfer you to the airport for your flight home. (Breakfast)
- Arrival and departure transportations.
- 2 nights twin/double sharing accommodation in Kathmandu on bed and breakfast basis in 2 to 3 star hotel.
- Domestic flight from Kathmandu to Lukla to Kathmandu flight with airport departure tax.
- Sagarmatha National Park Trek Permit.
- TIMS (Trekkers Information Management System) card.
- Friendly, experienced and knowledgeable English speaking trip leader. Our trip leaders have worked with big international tour companies like National Geographic Adventure, GAP Adventure, World Expeditions, Peregrine Adventure and many more. All we can guaranty you is, with us, you will be trekking with one of the best trip leaders of Nepal.
- Friendly and reliable porters to carry your duffel bag. We guaranty the safety of your duffle bags through out the trip.
- All meals in the trek including breakfast, lunch and dinner with morning and afternoon cup of tea/coffee.
- Local Sherpa Home visit and have a meal with the family. We will maintain a hygiene.
- A complimentary Mystic Himalaya trekking duffel bag.
- A warm down sleeping bag for you to use during the trek.
- A warm down jacket for you to use during the trek.
- Warm inner liner to use during the trek.
- Trek map.
- Safe drinking water throughout the trip.
- Medical kit for the group.
- All staff insurance.
- Your international flights.
- Visa fees and visa extension costs.
- Medical examination (if required) and vaccination costs.
- Personal expenditure, bar bills, laundry, telephone calls etc.
- Tipping at the end of the trip for the trek staff.
- Lunch and evening meals at Kathmandu.
- Personal clothing and equipment.
- Travel insurance.
- Optional trips.
- Charges incurred as a result of flight delays or cancellation which is beyond Mystic Himalayas control. Although we do provide insurance letter with which you can claim to your insurance company.
- Anything not mentioned in the trip cost included list.
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EBC 2018 – AmazingI completed the Everest Base Camp trek with my wife and two great friends in October 2018. The trip was amazing with some of the best scenery on the planet. The Nepalese people are wonderful and so welcoming to visitors. Our trip and itinerary was perfectly put together by Binoy and the team at Mystic Himalaya and the trek superbly guided by Chogyal. This was my second EBC trek organized by Binoy and we’re already planning our return in 2020 to explore the Annapurna region. I highly recommend Mystic Himalaya Trekking and look forward to my next trek with them.
AmazeballsAfter my husband's 12 years of incessant nagging, I finally agreed to trek to Everest Base Camp. Having kept in contact with Binoy from his last trek 16 years ago, we had the privilege of trekking with Mystic Himalaya. The professionalism and care shown by the Mystic team was outstanding. From the moment we were picked up from the airport, to the moment we were dropped back, we were completely taken care of. Everything was so well organised, and our trekking crew, Chogyal, Pemba, Buddhi and Sujan were fantastic, every step of the way. We will definitely be back.
Wonderful trip to NepalWe recently went on a trek and tour with Mystic Himalaya Trekking. It was one of the most adventurous and fun trips we have ever been on. One of the owners and our trekking guide named Binoy was the absolute best. I can’t even begin to say how informative he was about the area and how he attended to our every need. He has his own personal crew that hauled our bags and they cooked all our meals. They were so delicious. I would recommend anyone considering going on a trek to Nepal to check them out. I can’t imagine anyone else could be better than they were. Thanks for a memorable and amazing trip.
Absolutely the best Nepal GuidesMy son and I had the privilege of trekking with Pranoy and Pemba in the Mustang district, and it was an amazing experience. What sets the Mystic Himalaya experience above other treks is the depth of cultural knowledge and history that the guides have to offer. In addition to breathtaking scenery, we got a fascinating look at the history, architecture, and culture of that region, presented by a guide who is articulate and very well-educated in his field. And let's talk about logistics. We managed to hit the tail end of the monsoon season and got a LOT of rain. With limited time (only one week), our Plan A was to fly to Jomsom and start trekking there. Since planes weren't flying (and didn't for 3 more days), Pranoy got us a driver. We drove for a day and were halted by a massive landslide. Pranoy came up with a new itinerary, and we got some spectacular hiking on our way to Jomsom. With each new "obstacle," Pranoy came up with a new plan and we had a superb trek. We were joking that we went through Plan A, Plan B, Plan C, etc. and were on Plan E by the end. Every bit of it was gorgeous and a lot of fun! With all of those changes, we felt safe and extremely well cared-for. Food was excellent -- supervised and sometimes prepared by Pemba. Accommodations were very comfortable and exceeded expectations. Best of all, Pranoy stayed in constant communication with locals and other guides to ensure our safety every step of the way. With this team, you are working with real professionals that have guided for National Geographic. I wouldn't trek with anyone else -- they are the best!
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- Is Mystic Himalaya Trekking a licensed Trekking Company?
- Mystic Himalaya Trekking is a registered trekking company incorporated with the Nepal Ministery of Tourism. We are a member with TAAN (Trekking Agents Association of Nepal) and NMA (Nepal Mountaineering Association of Nepal).
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