Everest Base Camp Trekking, Who hasn’t dreamed of trekking to the base of the highest point on Earth? The Ammonite Adventure Everest Base Camp Trek is possibly the greatest trekking experience you can get because it has it all.
- You get to explore the ancient city of Kathmandu
- A scenic return flight to Lukla
- Experience the Sherpa culture
- Visit ancient Monasteries in the mountains
- Incredible views including the Khumbu Icefall
- Walk the Khumbu Glacier
- Experience Everest Base Camp knowing you are as high as you can go without joining an expedition team.
Lukla (2,845m / 9,334 ft) is certainly the starting point for Everest Base Camp Trek and it takes around 30 minutes to reach from Kathmandu by air. As a matter of fact Tenzing–Hillary Airport was therefore built under the supervision of Sir Edmund Hillary in 1964 and it is one of the most scenic airstrips in the world and similarly a dangerous one as well.
Everest Base Camp Trekking Route
After your arrival in Kathmandu at our office (Ammonite Adventures), we will prepare you for your Everest Trekking. As per our itinerary, we will arrange a sightseeing around Kathmandu(only if you are interested - it's complimentary Tour). On the next day, we will make your flight to Lukla (about 30 mins flight). On the same day, we will trek to Phakding. You can find more details on the detailed itinerary -- what we will go though. On the next day, we will trek to Namche Bazar and will go to Tengboche from Namche Bazar. Our hike then moves to Dingboche to Lobuche and then finally to Everest Base Camp Trekking. On the same day, we will acclimate to Gorakh Shep. Our trek will continue from Gorakh Shep to Pheriche to Kala Pathhar (the highest point of EBC). Then, we will return back to same path and fly back to KTM from Lukla.
Best Time to visit Everest Base Camp
Nepal is such beautiful that you can come here at any time and spend beautiful memorable time. However, to see the most of Nepal with clear sky, extra-heartening scenarios, less dangers of mountains and great time, we recommend you to visit Nepal in certain time. The best time for EBC trekking is March-April-May, September-October-November.
Everest Base Camp Trekking Difficulty
You know, trekking is adventure sport. To see the gem(Everest) you have to go through certain difficulties like Acute Mountain Sickness/ Altitude Sickness, Accommodation, Food, Weather and many more. Find more about EBC trek difficulties below:
- Altitude Sickness
The term Altitude Sickness is used often but there are intact 3 types of Altitude Sickness. The most common is actually Acute Mountain Sickness – or AMS for short. AMS becomes a real threat when ascending at altitudes of 3,000m / 9,000ft or more.AMS comes into effect usually because a trekker or climber ascends too quickly. As the air becomes thinner, there is less oxygen available. Your lungs need time to adjust in order to carry much-needed oxygen to the different parts of your body.As we are going to Everest Base Camp Trekking upto 5550m, it is obvious problem for for trekkers. All Ammonite Adventure treks over 3,000m / 9,000ft include rest days – known as acclimatization days. Read more about altitude sickness »
While on Everest Base Camp trekking, all accommodation is included in the price. You will stay in either a guesthouse or a teahouse. Which one depends on the time of year you are trekking.A Guesthouse is more like a low budget hotel room. You will likely have a shower and a western toilet (they will be shared with other trekkers). You may also have WiFi. A Teahouse is basically an extension of a family home (usually very basic, most likely no shower and a drop toilet.) In either case, hospitality is always outstanding.When a package includes nights in Kathmandu, Pokhara, Chitwan etc, the price includes a 3-star Hotel. 3 Stars in Nepal equates to 4 stars. You can, if you like, upgrade your accommodation to 5 Star (Nepali 5 stars that is) which is a solid 4 star in most western countries.
While on the EBC trek, all food is included in the price. The food is basic but extremely nutritious to keep you going. When a package includes nights in Kathmandu, Pokhara, Chitwan etc, the price includes breakfast as long as you have it at the Hotel.
Adventure travel, by its very nature, involves an element of the unexpected. In remote and developing countries such as Nepal, do not expect standards you are used to at home. Remote areas are sometimes unpredictable and itineraries may be altered.To get the most out of your adventure it is important that you are flexible, positive and eager to take on all the challenges that arise. If you are uncertain about your suitability for this Everest Base Camp trip we recommend that you speak with one of Ammonite Adventures Team Members.]
Everest Base Camp Trekking Map
Note: The details in this Everest Base Camp Trek page are for information gathering only to better help plan your trip. The information may change without notice due to weather conditions, political unrest or any number of other reasons.