Everest Base Camp Trek – 11 Day Trek
Everest Base Camp Trek is a dream for any trekker of the world. The Base Camp is located on south of Mt. Everest and is at an altitude of 5,364m above sea level. It is a single destination from where trekkers view many mountains including Mt. Everest, Ama Dablam, Cho Oyo, Lhotse, Nuptse, Makalu and Tawache.
Lukla is the starting point for EBC Trekking and it takes around 30 minutes reach Lukla from Kathmandu by air. Lukla airport was built by Sir Edmund Hillary and it is one of the beautiful airstrips of the world located in between hills.
Trekkers follow the route of Dudh Koshi River Valley to reach Namche Bazaar. It is located at the height of 3,440m. Namche is a prime trade destination of Khumbu region where people gather for shopping daily essentials and goods related to trekking. It is also a place where people gather for social purpose. Most of the people are Sherpa here.
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 9,000ft or more (roughly 3,000 m).
AMS comes into effect usually because a trekker or climber ascends too quickly. As the air become 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.
All Ammonite Adventure treks over 9,000ft (3,000 m) include rest days – known as acclimatization days. Read more about altitude sickness »
Everest Base Camp Trek Level
Everest Base Camp Trek is considered Strenuous. A good level of cardiovascular fitness and some trekking experience is strongly advised.
In a scale of 1 to 10, the Everest Base Camp Trek is rated 8. You will spend a number of nights sleeping at altitudes above 13,000ft (4000m) so you must be willing and able to rough it as most creature comforts are back in Kathmandu.
Your safety and the safety of the support team safety of everyone on the trek is our highest concern and like all strenuous treks, the Everest Base Camp Trek is treated as an expedition.
Included In Package
- An experienced local guide.
- Domestic flight tickets (where necessary).
- Bus and/or Car travel (where necessary).
- Twin share accommodation at tea house while on trek including breakfast, lunch & dinner.
- One porter for two trekkers including their food, accommodation and insurances.
- Trekkers Information Management System (TIMS) permit.
- National park permits.
- Service charge levied to tourists as per Nepal Government Law.
- All Government and local taxes.
Not Included In Package
- Flight tickets related to international travel.
- Food during your stay in Kathmandu (except breakfasts).
- Any kind of drinks (including bar tabs).
- Your travel insurance.
- Nepal visa fee and entry fee.
- Personal expenses.
- Tips to guide and porter.