Highlights

  • Step food on the base of Mount Everest, the world’s highest mountain 8,848 m (29,029 ft)
  • Fly above the Himalayas on a flight by plane
  • Fixed Departure and group joining available
  • Visit the Tenzing-Hillary Museum
  • Experience Sherpa culture, traditions & hospitality
  • Explore Sagarmatha National Park
  • Panoramic mountain views from Tengboche Monastery
  • Nepal’s biggest glacier - Khumbu - and longest glacier - Ngozumpa
  • Majestic view from Kala Patthar 5,545 m (18,192 ft)
  • See the school established by Sir Edmund Hillary

About Everest Base Camp Fixed Departure Trek

The concept of group travel is growing day by day in our modern society. To minimize the tour cost and unnecessary hassle from many different operators, this Everest Base Camp Fixed Departure Trek is the best choice for Everest Base Camp trekkers. Sublime Trails gives you a guarantee to operate your trip when you book a fixed departure.

With the Everest Base Camp Fixed Departure Trek, you can book accommodation in Kathmandu on your own choice to meet your expectations. We don't push our valuable customers to stay within our choice of hotel. Rather, we let you choose your hotel according to your own budget. You can stay in a 5-star hotel or budget hostel according to your choice. During the Everest Base Camp Trek, the level of accommodation and meals are similar for all types of travellers. You will stay in a clean and comfortable lodge and eat hygienic food.

Our guides are great at handling different types of groups with varying outlooks. They have worked with people with many nationalities. For this reason, they are very competent to manage all kinds of groups.

We have designed this itinerary to suit all type of trekkers by including two acclimatization days in Namche and Dingboche. We have included all the hidden gems and viewpoints around the Everest Base Camp. We take you to museums, monasteries and other cultural monuments. All these things are included in the package cost.
 

Food and Accommodations

During your Everest Base Camp Fixed Departure Trek, you will stay in tea houses run by the local Sherpas.  Due to the lack of road access, the tea houses may lack luxury. However, they provide you with basic accommodation and food supply. Normally, foods such as soup, noodles, pasta, potatoes, vegetables, dal bhat, fried rice, eggs, etc. are available in the teahouses. Apart from that, staying at teahouses is a wonderful opportunity to explore the lifestyle of Sherpas.

While in Kathmandu, you will be staying at the 3-starred hotel with breakfast and bed service. For lunch and dinner, you can explore various dishes available in Kathmandu.
 

How is the weather in Everest Base Camp and what is the best time for this trek?

The weather in the Everest region varies with the seasons.  Spring and autumn are considered to be the best seasons to do the trek. The weather is usually warm, calm and consistent. The evenings and mornings get cold and chilly but the temperature is bearable. The views are amazing in these seasons. The landscapes and the trail look awesome due to rhododendron blooms and colourful forests.

Trekking in winter is difficult as the temperature becomes unbearably cold in the higher regions. Frequent snowfall and blizzards make the weather condition worse. Similarly, in summer, the weather is unpredictable and rainfalls occur frequently making it difficult to trek. Also, the views get obstructed most of the time.
 

How difficult is the trek and how should I get prepared for it?

The difficulty of Everest Base Camp trekking is strenuous. You have to walk almost 7/8 hours a day in temperatures as low as -15 degrees Celsius. The strenuous trips are on average 13-20 days in length. Trekking in such cold climatic conditions and for such a long period of time requires you to have a good level of physical fitness. Also, you should have some mental toughness to complete these trips.

Suggested Preparation

  • Cardio exercises include running, cycling, jogging, push-ups, and pull-ups for about 4-5 days a week for 3 months before your trip will begin.
  • You should also be involved in developing core strength. and muscle endurance through weight training.
  • Hiking in the hills in different weather conditions will be good preparation for this trip.
  • If you have access, kayaking will also be a very good way to develop the strength and endurance required for this trip.
     

How many hours should I walk each day?

You should not rush to get to the destination while doing this trek. As altitude sickness is a major risk in the Everest region, you should trek slow and steady. You can walk up to 6-7 hours a day but as the altitude increases, it becomes more difficult to walk. While returning, you can get to Lukla in just three days of walking as there is no risk of altitude sickness. Make sure you acclimatize properly while trekking in the higher region. If your body shows any signs of altitude sickness you should stop right there or descend some altitude. 
 

Trek Route

Everest Base Camp Fixed Departure Trek starts from Lukla. You will trek to Phakding, Namche and spend a day at Namche to acclimatize. You will then resume your trek to Tengboche, and Dingboche. You will again spend a day at Dingboche for a second acclimatization rest. Next day you will resume your trek to Lobuche, Gorak Shep and finally to Everest Base Camp. 

You will return using a different trail. You will trek to Pheriche from Gorakshep, Phortse and then finally to Namche. You will follow the previous trail to get back to Lukla.

 

Itinerary

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A warm welcome awaits you at Lukla. The trekking expedition begins on the trial besides Dudh Koshi River. The trail follows mid-hill forest. After 3 and a half hours of walk, you will arrive at Phakding. The trek is relatively short the first day of celebrated Everest Base Camp Trekking.

The trek ascends upon the Dudh Kosi valley. You will pass through many suspension bridges. You will continue your trek until you arrive at Monjo. 2 hours of a pleasant walk will lead you to Monjo entrance to Sagarmatha National Park. Your TIMS card and National Park Permit will go through authorization at the Entrance. You will have lunch Jorsale. After 3 hours of trek, you will arrive at the most popular stopover during the treks in Everest Region. Namche Bazar rewards you with the first view of Everest.

After you ascend to such elevation gradually through your trek. Your body needs to rest and acclimatize. You will have your first acclimatization day of the Everest Base Camp Trek. The air gets thinner, as the gain in altitude is gradual. Trek will commence slowly and steadily. You will have enough so that we get enough time to acclimatize on the route to Everest Base Camp (5364m/17598ft).

Today, you will hike to Tengboche from Namche. You will start your hike through the ridges by the hillside. You will have spectacular views of Mt. Thamserku 6,608 m (21,680 ft), Ama Dablam 6,812 meters (22,349 ft) and Mt. Kusum Kangaru 6,367 m (20,889 ft). The trek is straight through the hillside for over an hour. You will descend to the river valley gradually and have your lunch. Later on, you will ascend through the subtropical forest and to Tengboche. Tengboche provides a dramatic view of Mt. Ama Dablam(6,812 m\22,349 ft) as well as the other great mountains that surround the beautiful Tengboche Monastery.

The morning view of Mt. Ama Dablam(6,812 m\22,349 ft) is even more spectacular. You will enjoy your breakfast with a delicious view. You will resume your trek with a short descent. You will walk past sublime treeline spread across deserted hills. After 30 mins of a hike, rocky stern trails will fill up your shoes. You will cross Sherpa villages like Shomare and Pangboche. You will finally reach Dingboche for an overnight stay after walking for 5-6 hours.

Now that you have ascended to the altitude above 4400m/14435ft, you will rest for the day. This is due to the fact that such a high altitude demands that you spend a day acclimatizing to the low air at such an altitude. Besides, this is also an exciting way to charge up your body after somebody aches you might have with trekking for the past days. Passing the day will be easier for you as the astonishing view from Dingboche will leave you breathless. Hence, you will have one more acclimatization day.

Today, you will go to the Everest Base camp. Doing so, you will get to an altitude of close to 5000m/16, 404ft. You will have an amazing 2 and a half hour hike uphill. You will reach Dughla at this point for your lunch. The trail will be demanding from here. Your strenuous walk will take you to a higher altitude. You will ascend slowly and steadily. You will arrive in the region of Khumbu. Walking further through the rocky terrains will lead you to Lobuche(4910 meters).

You will hike alongside the Khumbu glacier to Everest Base camp. The walk is approximately 2 and a half hours long. The hike is slow paced and easy this day. You will explore glacial areas in Everest Base Camp. You will enjoy the Great Himalayas during today’s trek. After the exploration of Everest Base Camp, you will return back to Gorak Shep for lunch.

You will start your trek on black rock hills shortly after breakfast. Kalapathar lies just above Gorakshep. The trail is a straight uphill climb for almost 2 hours. The hike could be difficult for most. It gets really windy around this part of the region. Prepare yourself with warm clothes. The summit of Kalapatthar rewards you the splendid views of Mt. Everest (8848m /29000 ft). The unobstructed Mt. Pumori is a blessing and looks great at close up.

You will retrace your hike back to Namche. You will begin your trek down to Orsho and continue the trail further on to Pangboche. You come across smaller bridges and jungles. You will descend to Tengboche. A steep walk down will lead you to Phungi Tenga. The trail will lead to a high ridge above the Dudh Koshi River. You will continue your trek over many turning. You will finally arrive at Namche for an overnight stay.

The trek back to Lukla (2840m/9200 ft) from Namche will take about six and a half hours. Your trek will continue to descend and gradually ascend this day. After your arrival at Lukla, Your Everest Base Camp Trek will officially end. You will stay at Lukla for the night.

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What's included

  • Meals: 
    11 Breakfasts, 11Lunches, 11 Dinners
  • Accommodation: 
    Tea house accommodation along the way for 11 days
  • Guides and Porters:
    One guide and assistant guide between 6 people 
    1 porter for two people (A porter can carry up to 30 kg)
  • Entry Fees and Permits:
    Sagarmatha National Park Entrance Fee
    TIMS Card
  • Miscellaneous: 
    Down jacket, a Sleeping bag which should be refunded to the company after the trip
    Necessary paperwork with the government of Nepal and Tax department
    All the necessary insurance for the guides and porters
    First Aid service in case of minor injuries
    Salary, food, and accommodation for guides and porters
  • Any meals other than breakfast in Kathmandu
  • Rescue & travel insurance, trip cancellation costs, accident or health emergency, evacuation, loss, theft or damage to baggage and personal effects (We strongly advise you to take out personal travel insurance.)
  • Extra night accommodation in Kathmandu due to any reason
  • Personal expenses (phone calls, internet, laundry, bar bills, battery recharge, extra porters, cold drinks, bottled or boiled water, hot shower, etc.)
  • All the alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks including mineral water
  • Nepal entry visa fee
  • Tipping for the Sublime crew

Availabilities

Start DateEnd DateDurationStatusPrice 
31 Oct, 202010 Nov, 202011 DaysAvailableUS$1190
31 Oct, 202010 Nov, 202011 DaysAvailableUS$1190

On our trip status section 'AVAILABLE' means the trip is guaranteed and available on the given price. If you book the trip through the direct booking section, you will receive a payment invoice instantly and receive a confirmation email within 24 hours.

Good to know

Are the ATMs available on the way?

No, the ATM services are not available in the Everest region. You should carry cash along with you while trekking. It is better to carry Nepali currency as it is the only currency accepted in most of the places. 
 

What happens if I get sick on the way?

Minor injuries and problems are handled on the spot by our guides and team members as they are well experienced and trained to deal with such things. In case of emergencies, helicopter evacuations are available. However, you need to make sure your insurance covers such expenses.
 

Is internet available on the trekking region?

Yes, some of the teahouses have wifi services available. However, you need to pay an extra price for that. You can use the data provided by Ncell and Ntc the other time. The Everest Wifi is also available in this region.

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FAQs

No, the ATM services are not available in the Everest region. You should carry cash along with you while trekking. It is better to carry Nepali currency as it is the only currency accepted in most of the places. 
 

Minor injuries and problems are handled on the spot by our guides and team members as they are well experienced and trained to deal with such things. In case of emergencies, helicopter evacuations are available. However, you need to make sure your insurance covers such expenses.

Yes, some of the teahouses have wifi services available. However, you need to pay an extra price for that. You can use the data provided by Ncell and Ntc the other time. The Everest Wifi is also available in this region.

Customer Reviews

  • Incredible EBC fixed departure trek

    - Alan M. Ratliff, United States

    Nepal is an amazing country but a single thing can ruin it all. You have to be careful while doing or deciding everything. Choosing the best travel planners can matter a lot and don't do a mistake like I did last time which totally messed up my holidays. 

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