Everest Base Camp Trek

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Facts of the Trip

Duration: 14 Days

Highest access: 5357m

Group Size: Min 2 to Max 14

Location: Khumbu/Everest

Grade: Moderate

Best season: March -May & Oct-Dec

Culture: Cultural program with Special Dinner

Transportation: Flight/Private vehicle

Accommodation: Hotel/Tea House

Meals: Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner + Tea or Coffee

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EBC Trek is quite challenging trekking trail of the Nepal that lies in the heart of the Khumbu Valley. it is one of the most renowned and awe - inspiring destination for those trekkers seeking for absolute answer for its remarkable beauty of '''Roof of The world” it means the highest mountain in Asia and '' Chomolungma "Goddess Mother of the World " in Sherpa Language and Nepali name is Sagarmatha " Head of the Sky " Mount Everest was named after Sir George Everest. The first ascent was in 1953 by Sir Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay Sherpa through the Western path via the Khumbu ice- fall.You can have impressive views on the way to Everest Base Camp Trail.

For the further detail information follow us our YouTube video “Everest Base Camp Trek” made by Suzanne Labelle. You can see real experience and its remarkable beauty of the Khumbu valley. Everest Base Camp Trek is an ideal destination for those trekkers who have a limited time period for their holidays such s 12-14 days but love to be surrounded by the majestic high Himalayas and could be able to explore the enormous landscape, high altitude, culture, beautiful villages and suspension bridge etc. Interestingly it is one of the most striking (watch yourself at altitude) destinations for those amateurs of the nature lover and trekkers as it is taken as one of the best trails that must have to experience at least once.Lukla (2,840m) is the first steps towards the Everest Base Camp (5,545m) which is our final destination of the trek. This trip offer us most exotic  scenery view of the most remarkable  sierra of  Mt. Everest (8,848m), Mt. Khangtega, Mt. Amadablan (6,812m), Mt.Thamserku, Mt.Lhotse (8,516m),Mt.Nuptse (7,855m),Mt. Pomari (7,161m), Mt. Kwangde-Ri, Mt.Makalu (8,463m) and more than 150 other high mountains.

The Everest Base camp Trek begins after a 45minutes flight from Kathmandu with the views of stunning rivers, hills on the way to Lukla .Lukla is one of the clean and buys the city of the Everest Region just below a huge cliff in the Himalayas then we will make our first step trek towards the Everest Base Camp. This trail offers us to observe the some of the wild rare animals such as Musk Deer, Thar, Blue Sheep, Snow Leopard and various different species of birds like Munal, Kalij and Danfe (Lophophorus). Also, Himalayan Pheasant will be spotted during your trek.  If you would like to explore or interested for City Tour, we Himalaya Magic Treks offers sightseeing around the world Heritage sites around Kathmandu, Bhaktapur, and Patan with our experienced and professional cultural and city tour Guide.  Even if you are not interested in trekking trail but you can explore Nepal by choosing lots of other adventure sports, Nepal Tour Packages and jungle safari in Nepal such as Jungle walk and Safari Tour in Chitwan or take participation in Meditation, Yoga etc are the most recommended activities to be once in your life time.

As being physically quite challenging trail, we team of HMT make sure you that to achieve your dream destination to be at the top of the world’s highest Mt. Everest Base camp with our well trained and professional guide and Sherpa assistant guide. Our itinerary is specially designed to avoid the high altitude sickness and accidents. You will come down as a strong person if not your body than mentally. For the more info regarding Trekking Equipment list, Nepal travel information or Guide in Nepal please feel free to query us.

Day 01
Arrival at Kathmandu 1400m, welcome program by Himalayan Magic Treks member and direct transfer to Hotel in Kathmandu on Bed & Breakfast
Day 02
Domestic Flight to Lukla (2,840m) 35 minutes and 3 hours trek to Phakding (2,610m). Overnight at Lodge. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
Day 03
Trek to Namche Bazar (3,440m), 6/7 hours  overnight at Lodge. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
Day 04
Rest day Namche Bazar  for acclimatization Overnight at Lodge. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
Day 05
Trek to Tengboche (3,860 m), 5 hours  overnight at Lodge.(Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
Day 06
Trek to Dingboche (4,410 m), 5 hours overnight at Lodge. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
Day 07
Trek to Lobuche (4,910 m), 4 hours overnight at Lodge. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
Day 08
Trek to Gorakshep (5,140m), 3 hours  we have lunch then visit to Everest Base Camp 5,357m back to Gorakshep. Overnight at Lodge. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
Day 09
Early  morning climb to Kalapatthar 5,550 m enjoy the incredible view of Mt Everest, Khumbase, Pumari, range of Chho - Yu, Khumbu Glacier Amadablam, Everest Base Camp 5,357 etc then trek down to Pheriche (4,240) 8 hours, Overnight at Lodge. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
Day 10
Trek Back to Debouche (3,820 m) 5 hours over night at Lodge. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
Day 11
Trek back to Jorsalle(2,740) / Monjo (2,835m) 5 hours overnight at Lodge. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner )
Day 12
Trek back to Lukla 5 hours overnight at Lodge. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
Day 13
Flight back to Kathmandu 35 minutes, and transfer to Hotel on Bed & Breakfast plan.
Day 14
Departure transport from Hotel  to Airport for your onward destination.OR Extension Nepal Tour Packages  '' End of Services of Himalayan Magic Treks'' Equipment's List and Additional information

The trip cost will be very depending on group size duration of days, Category of Hotel in Kathmandu and all service base, If you really need cheaper tour also possible and we can organize but in this case there less quality of services contact us to obtain a quote.

Cost includes:

  • 4 times Domestic / International Airport Pick up & drops
  • All Ground-transportation above program
  • Flight Fair Kathmandu / Lukla / Kathmandu (Guest +Guide)
  • Airport Taxes
  • 3 meals per day during the trek (Breakfast Lunch & Dinner) and seasonal fresh fruits
  • 11 Nights accommodation on Lodge during the trekking
  • 2 night's Hotel in Kathmandu on Bed & Breakfast plan
  • An English Speaking Guide
  • Necessary Porter 1: 2 (one porter for two Guest), the porter will Carry 20KG/ 25 KG your Luggage
  • All applicable taxes as per the government rules and regulations
  • Sagarmatha National park Fees
  • (TIMS) Trekker’s information Management System
  • First Aid medical kit, Oxymeter to check pulse, heart rate and oxygen saturation at higher altitude
  • General equipment for Porter during the adventure trip
  • Guide and porter salary
  • Guide & Porter insurance during the trekking and extra services
  • Worst case, help with all rescue and evacuation arrangements
  • All organizational requirements
  • Duffle Bags refundable to protect your Luggage
  • Tour Certificate
  • Company T-shirt as a Souvenir
  • Farewell Dinner with Typical Nepali Restaurant

Cost excludes:

  • Lunch & dinner in Kathmandu 
  • Trekking equipment any type of personal expenses such as Alcoholic Beverage drinks, phone and Laundry
  • Emergency Rescue and Travel Insurance.
  •  Trip Cancellation cost accident or Health, Loss Theft or Damage and personal effects.
  • Hot shower
  • Tips

Matthew Astier

Everest base camp

Everest base camp
I spent over 17 days with Gopal on a trek for EBC with 3 other family members in October 2011. It was an incredible journey that would not have been possible without the excellent help and guidance that Gopal and our two porters provided. Even in moments of trouble (altitude sickness) he showed us just how experienced he is with guiding and made sure to keep everyone safe even if it meant turning around.

You can be sure that if you choose Himalayan Magic Treks as your tour company you will have a safe, fun, informative and exciting journey. I was not disappointed with the service they provided and would recommend them to anyone who is interested in exploring this beautiful area of the world.

Ottawa, Canada

Peter Vandrish

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Everest base camp

"The Everest base camp trek with Gopal was, from beginning to end, and incredible adventure. Himalayan Magic Treks and all porters are exceptionally knowledgeable and friendly. They went to some unimaginable lengths to ensure the comfort of our group and the success of our trek. Gopal has been doing this for a very long time and has no problem obtaining lodging or logistics anywhere in the Khumbu region, as he is well known and respected throughout the area. The trek is something that I will never forget. I highly recommend Himalayan Magic Treks."

Lily -EBC et ABC 2012

Everest base camp
Everest base camp

'' Namasté!!!!

Je suis venue au Népal en laissant mon esprit largement ouvert à la magie de la découverte.  Après un début de trek avec Nabin, et en vue des circonstances dans le groupe, tu m'as offert la chance de rencontrer cet autre guide, Rajendra et de partager avec lui et Ramech la suite du trek de l'Everest Base Camp. Puis seule avec lui le trek de l'Annapurna Base Camp et de sa région. Nabin est un être d'une grande gentillesse et ce sont les yeux fermés que nous lui accordons notre confiance. C'est un véritable soleil! Grace à son écoute et sa patience, je peux enfin dire que je parle anglais (rire). Sans oublier qu'il m'a sauvé de mon ivresse des montagnes à 5200m d'altitude tandis que moi, je pensais seulement avoir une grosse envie de dormir! Merci à lui et à son professionnalisme. Il a été pour moi un guide mais aussi un ami qu'il restera certainement. Bien sûr, je n'oublierai pas non plus Khadga que nous aimons parcequ'il est impossible qu'il en soit autrement et la douceur de Ramech. Nous avons marché pendant plus d'un mois et demi. La marche en montagnes est une aventure que nous ne pouvons oubliée, bonne ou mauvaise. C'est un retour aux sources, une communion avec le tout.

C'est un apprentissage sur la vie. Pour ceux qui savent rester ouvert, c'est l'occasion d'échange, de rencontres et de partage magnifiques! Et nombreux sont les Népalais et autres êtres venus d'autres contrés capablent de ce partage. Le Népal je l'aime avec le bon et malgrés le moins bon. La simplicité de ses habitants, leur bienveillance, leur sourire. La beauté de l'himalaya, de ces vieilles forêts chargées de bonnes énergies, ces temples bouddhistes.

Merci à vous Nabin et Himalayan Magic Treks, pour votre accueil et votre prise en charge.

Lily -EBC et ABC 2012"

Acute Mountains Sickness (AMS) sign:

Headache, often with the loss of appetite, nausea vomiting, tiredness, dizziness, distributed sleep. What to do? Stay at height for 1-2 days in lower place to acclimatization, descend or use diamox (250mg every 12 hours).

HACE signs:

Severe headache, loss of balance/coordination, staggering, irrational behavior, confusion, drowsiness, coma, death (Sometimes in a few hours)
What to do? Check with straight-line heel-to-toe walking.  HACE victims cannot do it. DESCEND immediately, even at night, at least 1000m with someone else, oxygen, Gamow bag, keep patient warm, diamox to be safe also take hot garlic soup

HAPE Signs:

Breath (even at rest), dry cough/pink or rusty spit, blue lips/nails, very tired, low fever, gurgling breath, drowsy, coma, death.
What to do? See HACE + nifedipine

PREVENTION:

Ascend slow (300-500m/day) don’t exert yourself, eat high carbohydrate foods, drink lots of water and locals recommend garlic soup avoid alcohol and caffeine. Our Guide will more taking care of you as well as giving better suggestion during the Trek

Safety FIRST:

Sprains and stains

Probably the most common accident in the area, Steep terrain and rough trails may cause many people strain their knees and ankles. Remember stretch before you start walking, take your time avoid trekking in the night time, and bring joint support bandages if you require hem.
Health posts. There are at least one health post in every VDC of the Area. This facility is open to trekkers who require medical attention. A novel a you can help the Health post is to leave any unwanted medicines at the center at the end of your trek. This may help other fellow trekkers ho need urgent medical care.

Rescue operation- how to be prepared?

We will be serious in this case to protect our clients in the Mountain and it should be able to organize a rescue evacuation for you quickly in your critical situation. If not the following precautions may prevent a long wait for a helicopter for rescues during emergency.
 Have travel insurance and carry your insurance policy number with you.
 Carry a credit card with you.
 Do the coordination with your Tour Guide to connection with responsible person of HMT to quick Rescue services to save your Life
 Clients should keep in touch with Company Manager during your travel time and do not trust only Guide for this Emergency case
 Guest should be able to check First aid kit with your Guide , who goes to Mountains to guiding you and avoid trekking on your own.

Other problems:

•    Sick, Doctors at VDC health posts
•    Helicopter evacuation, you have to call in Kathmandu HMT Office 01-4378206 or 9849166578 (Nabin) directly with your guide support
-    Have a credit card and travel insurance number
•    Donkeys/Mules/yak: stay on the uphill side of these beasts.
•    Leeches: stay on trail use salt to get rid of them, avoid the monsoon season.
•    Full lodges: stop early don’t arrive in a place with 1-2 lodges at dusk, carry a tent
•    Hypothermia: when cold and or wet. Starts with shivering, progressing to slurred speech, stumbling, confusion, death
•    Iodine tablets: Use 1 tablet per liter and wait 30 min. Hide foul taste with lemon or orange flavored powder.
•    Boiled and filtered water fairly safe but not so good if boiled with firewood
•    Your own water filter would be recommended during the Trek

Reducing pollution and environmental impacts

•    Carry out what you carry in
•    Take your empty batteries home stay / eat in loges than cook in gas/kerosene and have solar showers
•    Order the same food for several people at the same time to cooking easily to saving time to reach for destination on time without any risk
•    Wear warm clothes rather than having the rooms heated
•    Don’t defecate new after sources
•    Dump garbage only at proper bins or pits
•    A high altitudes (4000m) do not even throw way biodegradable junk
•    Do not disturb wildlife
•    Do not hurt or remove animals and plants in the protected areas
•    Do not buy items made from wildlife parts; It will be illegal in the sum of dangerous case
•    Don’t accept “free” plastic bags.

Important to take along

•    Copy of passport, travel insurance and entry permit should have always with you or Guide
•    Credit card (in case of evacuation)
•    Iodine tablets, water bottle sunscreen, long-sleeved shirt, hat, sun glasses, lip balm, insect repent.
•    Warm clothes, thermal underwear, gloves, good boots, trekking pole (optional)

Culturally acceptable behavior

You are a guest In Nepal and it is appreciated if you behave like one:
•    Dress decently (no short shorts or revealing clothes) and respect the peoples and their culture
•    Do not show affection in public
•    Do not buy antiques
•    Do no point your feet (unclean) to people and point with full hand not with one  finger
•    Do not step over persons
•    Do not touch or step over offerings (re powder, flowers/rice)
•    Do not use your left hand ( dirty)
•    Receive and give with two hands
•    Ask permission before taking people’s photographs.
•    Do not ask local kids for school pens or sweets (don’t give either)
•    Discourage begging, pay fair prices
•    Take off your shoes before entering a monastery
•    Go clockwise around Stupas, Temples or world Heritage sides etc
•    Do not eat smoke or be loud a religious sites
•    Women should avoid touching monks/lamas

Some National Park activities:

Together with local communities
•    Visitor centers:  info + leaflets on local villages and culture, local guided tours, festival dates. In Jorsalle- Check post
•    Everest Eco Museum at Namche Bazaar Local culture, nature, geology
•    Garbage/pollution control: awareness, incinerators clean-up campaigns, toilets.
•    National Park: tree planting oil conservation river bank protection biodiversity surveys and projection.
•    Alternative emery; micro Hyde plans, solar water heaters, light etc.
•    Trail improvement: widening, paving, bridges, signs.
•    Agriculture and endear development community infrastructure.
•    Health services support
•    Conservation education
•    Heritage conservation
•    Lodge management and training
•    Training of guides and porters
•    Signs and notice boards
•    Safe drinking water stations

Clients Reviews

My Trekking Experience to Everest

(5/5)
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Our recent trek to Everest Base Camp was filled with challenging terrain, quick weather changes, wind and sun burns and several occasions of upset stomach…none of which we would not gladly go through again to experience the opulence of spectacular views contained with the Khumbu region of Nepal. Our experience was further amplified by the services provided by Himalayan Magic Treks. Upon arrival at Kathmandu airport we were greeted by Gopal and his son Gajendra and driven to our hotel. After one day of “rest” in Kathmandu, we made the flight to Lukla to begin our trek. I must admit, I was initially concerned at our guide’s (Gajendra) age. Being only twenty one; I was weary of his abilities and experience. I was completely misguided in my opinion; a true homage to the adage “You can’t judge a book by its cover”. Gajendra was an exemplary guide and extremely experienced in the area. By the end of our trek we were more friends than a guide and two trekkers. If your travel plans involve a trip to Everest base camp, Annapurna base camp Trekking the Annapurna Circuit Trek or any of the other trek itineraries provided by Himalayan Magic Treks. I would strongly encourage you to go with this company; I know when we plan to return to Nepal again, Himalayan Magic Treks Pv. Ltd. will be the company we contact.”

Have a wonderful day!

Canada

Wonderful Everest Trek

(5/5)

"The Everest base camp trek with Gopal was, from beginning to end, and incredible adventure. Gopal and his porters are exceptionally knowledgeable and friendly. They went to some unimaginable lengths to ensure the comfort of our group and the success of our trek. Gopal has been doing this for a very long time and has no problem obtaining lodging or logistics anywhere in the Khumbu region, as he is well known and respected throughout the area. The trek is something that I will never forget. I highly recommend Himalayan Magic Treks."

Memorable EBC Trek

(5/5)
Jenny from Canada

‘I'm a 25 year old Korean-Canadian and I got into contact with Nabin 5 months before my arrival at Nepal in 2014 after hearing some good references from other foreigners. I got in contact with him early to get some ideas about trekking to EBC early 2015. He was very quick but detailed in his responses.

I had actually contacted several other guides and trekking companies, but in the end I decided to go with Nabin and his guide-porter because of not only their fast replies but also a sense of flexibility I got from them when it came to making decisions. They were very accommodating to the decisions I made, even about the little details. In the end though my personal challenge to trek to EBC failed because of my personal health reasons, but I highly recommend Nabin and his agency because of the hospitality, care, and quick emergency responses I received from them when I needed medical help. I think this is the most important factor when choosing a guide for your trekking experience.

We are hiring guides not just for sightseeing info during the trekking experience but in case we need to deal with emergency situations. Nabin and Krishna dealt my health problem really well and even continuously followed up with me throughout my stay at Nepal. This was not part of their job description when I hired them, and I truly appreciate their care and attention. I am planning to attempt an EBC trek again in two years after I train more. I'll be asking Nabin and Krishna again for their guidance and I hope my review of them will be helpful to you in deciding your guide for your trekking experience.

Jenny

Canada

17 Days EBC Trek with Himalayan Magic Treks- five Star services

(5/5)

I spent over 17 days with Gopal on a trek for EBC with 3 other family members in October 2011. It was an incredible journey that would not have been possible without the excellent help and guidance that Gopal and our two porters provided. Even in moments of trouble (altitude sickness) he showed us just how experienced he is with guiding and made sure to keep everyone safe even if it meant turning around.

You can be sure that if you choose Himalayan Magic Treks as your tour company you will have a safe, fun, informative and exciting journey. I was not disappointed with the service they provided and would recommend them to anyone who is interested in exploring this beautiful area of the world.

-    Ottawa, Canada