Best Guided Everest Base Camp Tours

  • February 22, 2019
  • Ram Khadka
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The tour to Everest Base Camp is one of the most exciting and memorable tours you can ever wish to take. The chance to see the glorious Himalayas up close including the highest mountain in the world is something that everts travel enthusiast should look forward to.

There are various memorable trips to Everest Base Camp that you can be a part of. These include going out to trek to the Everest Base Camp and its surrounding areas, taking the helicopter tour to these places, going out for a Heli trek, or taking a mountain flight.

One of the best ways of taking a tour of the Everest Base Camp is to trek. There are plenty of other trekking destinations apart from the Everest Base Camp like Gokyo, mountain passes, and peak climbing. You can take a look at all these trekking tours to know which one is the best trek to Everest Base Camp.

Another attractive tour to Everest Base Camp is the helicopter ride to Everest Base Camp. This trip is merely 4-5 hours long. It is the fastest way of touring the Everest region. Besides, not a lot of preparation is needed for the helicopter tour to Everest Base Camp.

Before you take a tour of the Everest Base Camp, there are various things that you need to know. One of the most obvious is the altitude you want to trek to. The Everest Base Camp trek takes you to an altitude of 5545 meters. So you will have to prepare physically for the trek as well as prepare for the altitude sickness.

You also have to know about the weather and temperature of the Everest Base Camp before you come to a tour of the Everest region. With four seasons in the Everest region (Summer, WInter, Autumn, and Spring), you can also look into the weather of these seasons to know which season will be the best suited for you.

Sublime Trails, which is one of the most trusted names in the Nepalese Tourism Industry offers you plenty of options for taking a tour of the Everest region. We offer excellent tour groups to Everest Base Camp as well as to solo explorers. From our experience and our team building, we are the best tour company for the Everest base camp.

 

Highlights of Everest Base Camp tours

  • Visit the Base Camp of the tallest mountain in the world.

  • Wonderful sunrise views amidst the mountains of the Everest region.

  • The trip to one of the most thrilling airports in the world- Lukla airport.

  • Great panoramic views of the mountains of the Everest region

  • View the Khumbu glacier

  • The chance to trek inside the premises of Sagarmatha National Park.

  • Visit the largest monastery in the Everest region- Tengboche Monastery

  • Make wonderful friendships with travelers all around the world.

  • Learn the awesome Buddhist and Sherpa culture of the Everest region.

The Best guided tours to Everest Base Camp

# Trekking

Trekking is by far the most popular way of taking a tour of the Everest Base Camp. It gives you plenty of time to spend at the many delightful places of the Everest region. Trekking is also a great way to make friendships with people all around the world as well as the locals of the Everest region.

There are various ways of trekking to Everest Base Camp depending upon the time you have for the tour, your trekking experience as well as the number of places in the Everest region that you want to visit.

Let us take a look at all of the various trekking options in the Everest region that you have.

Top 8 Best guided Everest base Camp tours are as follows:

1. Everest Base Camp Trek

Trip Cost: 1250USD
Duration: 15 Days
Grade: Moderate to Challenging
Trip Style: Hiking and Trekking
Best time: All year

Everest Base Camp trekking is the most popular trek in the Everest region. It takes you to the Everest Base Camp via some of the most wonderful places in this region including Namche Bazaar – the capital of Sherpas, Tengboche, Dingboche, and Lobuche.

You will also get to Kala Patthar, which is the best vantage point in the Everest region for viewing the mountains of this region. The Everest Base Camp trek usually begins after a thrilling flight to the Lukla airport.

You will also visit Sagarmatha National Park during your trek. This national park is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Sagarmatha National Park is home to several glaciers, mountains, and deep valleys in this region. You will also get to see many species of birds, animals, and plants while trekking to Everest Base Camp.

 

2. Gokyo Lake Trekking

Trip Cost: 1050USD
Duration: 12 Days
Grade: Moderate
Trip Style: Hiking and adventure
Best time: All year

Gokyo is one of the most beautiful villages in the Himalayas of the Everest region. It has an altitude of 4750 meters. This village lies at the base of Gokyo-Ri peak. It is also one of the highest settlements in the world. Most of the buildings here serve as tea houses or lodges for trekkers.  

High mountains surround Gokyo making it one of the most widely visited valleys in all of Nepal. There are also several lakes in this town that are collectively known as Gokyo Lakes. The five lakes that form the Gokyo Lakes are the highest freshwater lake system in the world. These lakes lie between the altitudes of 4700-5000 m.

You will also trek to Gokyo Ri as a part of the Gokyo Valley trek. Gokyo Ri is a high peak in the Everest region and has an altitude of 5357 meters. This is also the highest point along your trek. The sunrise and sunset views from the Gokyo Ri are simply mesmerizing.

Gokyo Ri lies to the west of Ngozumpa glacier, which is the largest glacier of the Himalayas (and of Nepal). The wonderful lakes, beautiful peaks, and a gorgeous view of mountains and sunrise make Gokyo Valley one of the most sought-out places for trekking in the Everest region.

 

3. Everest Base Camp Trek via Gokyo Chola Pass

Trip Cost: 1540USD
Duration: 16 Days
Grade: Strenuous 
Trip Style: hiking and adventure
Best time: March-May, Sep-Nov

You will go to some of the most scenic places in the Everest region like Gokyo, Cho La pass, Everest Base Camp as well as Kala Patthar during the Everest Base Camp trek with Cho La pass. These places are some of the most wonderful vantage points. They offer you excellent views of the Himalayas along with some splendid sunrise.

Cho La pass, which is a famed mountain pass in the Everest region, lies at an altitude of 5420 meters. You will get 360-degree panoramic view of the mountains from this mountain pass. However, you will need some trekking experience to make the trek to the Cho La pass easy.

You may require shoes with crampons due to the slippery trail while trekking to Cho La pass. Therefore, you will require some crampons during this trek.

You will also go to the beautiful valley of Gokyo during this trek. In this valley, you can enjoy the turquoise blue waters of the lakes that form the highest freshwater lake system in the world i.e. Gokyo Lakes.

The Gokyo Lakes are also some of the best places for viewing Mt. Everest. The trail along these lakes take you to Gokyo Ri. Gokyo Ri is a small mountain in the Everest region. It is an excellent vantage point from where you can have mesmerizing views. You can also see various mountains like Mt. Pumori, Choyou, Everest, Makalu, Cholatse, Taboche, Amadablam, Nuptse, Lhotse etc. from Gokyo Ri.

 

4. Renjo-La Pass with Gokyo Trekking

Trip Cost: 1150USD
Duration: 14Days
Grade: Moderate to Challenging
Trip Style: Hiking and adventure
Best time: All year

Just like the regular Everest Base Camp Trek, you will first take a scenic mountain flight from Kathmandu to Lukla during the Renjo-La pass with Gokyo trekking. You will then trek along the trail along the banks of Dudh Koshi River until you reach Namche Bazaar.

You will then embark upon an acclimatization hike to Everest View Hotel or around Namche Bazaar. There, you can have great views of mountains like Thamserku, Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse, Tabuche, Amadablam etc. From this place, trekkers take the route heading left of Namche Bazaar. The first stop is at Thame which is amongst the biggest Sherpa Village of Khumbu region as well.

The trip then takes you along the more rugged and rocky landscape ahead of Lungden before ascending the Renjo La Pass (5360 m). From the top of Renjo La Pass, you will get to the fairyland hamlet of Gokyo Valley, Everest, Kwangde, Choyou, Makalu, Lhotse, Nuptse, Amadablam, Pumori, Cholatse, Tabuche, and many others. It is believed that trekkers can savor the best view of Mountains from Renjo La top than from Gokyo Ri (5365 m) or Kalapathar (5545 m).

5. Everest View Trek

Trip Cost: 950USD
Duration: 9 Days
Grade: Moderate
Trip Style: Hiking and adventure
Best time: All year

You will need a couple of months of preparation before embarking upon many treks in the Everest region. But the Everest View Trek is a short trek. It doesn’t require a large number of trekking days. Despite a relatively small time in the Everest region, you will have wonderful views of the mountains in the Everest region.

Everest View Trek lasts only one week long. You will trek in places with altitudes no greater than 4000 meters. That will also help to keep the threats of altitude sickness away.

During the Everest view trek, you will visit some classic places in the Everest region. The first of them is the visit to Luka Airport. With its short airstrip and thrilling location at the top of a hill, it is bound to make you feel delighted with adventure.

You will also go to Namche Bazaar, where one of the major attractions is the Hotel Everest View. Hotel Everest view gives you delightful views of the Himalayas of the Everest region. Due to this reason, Everest view trek is also known as Hotel Everest View Trek.

A perfect representation of the Tibetan Buddhism of this region- Tengboche Monastery- is draped by the panoramic views of mountains like Everest, Lhotse, Ama Dablam, Thamserku, and Tawache.

 

6. Everest Base Camp Helicopter Return Trek

Trip Cost: 1800USD
Duration: 12 Days

Grade: Moderate
Trip Style: Hiking and adventure
Best time: All year

 Sublime Trails suggest Another guided Everest base camp tour. The regular Everest Base Camp trek will take you around 2 weeks or more to complete. But the short Everest Base Camp trek takes just 12 days as you will reduce the time of your descent by taking a flight from Gorak Shep to Lukla and then another mountain flight to Kathmandu.

The short Everest base camp trek starts after a scenic flight to Lukla. This flight will give you the first glimpses of the Himalayas of the Everest region. After the flight, you will start your trek as you head out to Sagarmatha National Park.

Sagarmatha National Park is home to various species of plants like birch, juniper, bamboo, rhododendron etc, and animals like Musk Deer, Himalayan Tahr, snow leopard, and red pandas.

As you trek inside this national park, you will get to some of the most beautiful villages in this region like Tengboche, Dingboche, Lobuche, and Gorak Shep before reaching the Everest Base Camp.

An early morning hike to Kala Patthar will be one of the most pleasant hikes of this trek. This is due to the fact that Kala Patthar gives you an astonishing view of the sunrise as the sunrises through the mountains like Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse etc. When the sun strikes these mountains, these mountains just turn into a rich golden color making this a once in a lifetime experience.

After your hike to Kala Patthar, you will descend to Gorak Shep. From Gorak Shep, you will get to Lukla and take a flight to Kathmandu from Lukla. Once you are in Kathmandu, you can also go for a sightseeing tour of the various UNESCO World Heritage Sites in the capital city of Nepal.

7. Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour

Trip Cost: 1020 USD
Duration: 1 Day
Grade: Easy
Trip Style: Helicopter Tours
Best time: All year

The Everest Base camp Helicopter tour is a one day tour to Everest Base Camp in the safety and comfort of a chopper. So it is a great time-saver if you don’t have the time to trek to Everest Base Camp.

The helicopter tour offers you bird's eye view of the various mountains like Everest, Makalu, Lhotse, Amadablam. You will also land in Kala Patthar, which is a legendary place for observing sunrise in the Everest region.

You won’t need any special preparation or training for the Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour. As you will need merely 4-5 hours for this trip, you won’t need to take any long holiday from your work.

If you are visiting Nepal for a seminar, or a diplomatic visit, a business trip, or have come for a trek/tour to any other part of the nation, you can take a day off for the Everest Base Camp Helicopter tour. This tour starts around 7 in the morning and ends at noon on the same day.

8. Other Notable Everest Camp  Guide Tours:

1. Everest Base Camp Trek 14 Days

2. Everest Three High Pass Trek.

If you are looking to do the guided Everest base camp tours do not hesitate to contact us at info@sublimetrails.com or Phone call, Whatsapp, Viber: +9779851183278 (Ram).

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