A.T. Adventures International offers Everest Base Camp Trekking in an exclusive way where every trekker is able to enjoy the beauty of this trek in a dramatic way. Everest Base Camp trekking itself is a world-class trip in high elevation with smiling Sherpa people with their unique and typical lifestyle under the shadow of giant mountains.

The famous mountains such as Cho Oyu (8153m), Lohse (8511m), Nuptse (7879m), Makalu (8470m), Ama Dablam (6856m) and many more unnamed mountains are located in the Khumbu region. This is the most concentrated mountain region with the highest mountains of the world, where more than 200 peaks are higher than 6000m.

This is a world-class adventure at an astonishing value. Encounter breathtaking scenery and rich beautiful culture on this amazing journey.

DEPARTURE/RETURN LOCATION Kathmandu
DURATION DAYS
TREKKING DAYS
16 Days
12 Days
DIFFICULTY
MAX ELEVATION
PRIMARY ACTIVITIES
Medium-Hard
5555m/18225ft
Trekking

BEST SEASON

TRIP ROUTE

 

March, April, May, September, October, and November

Kathmandu-Lukla, Phakding-Namche, Khumjung-Tengboche-Dingboche- Lobuche- Gorakshep, EBC- Kalapathar, Pheriche- Namche- Lukla

INCLUDED All necessary airport arrival departures.
4 nights hotel in Kathmandu with bed and breakfast plan.
Flight fare from Kathmandu – Lukla- Kathmandu for members.
Flight fare from Kathmandu- Lukla- Kathmandu for guides.
Domestic airport departure taxes.
Full board tea house trekking cost with breakfast, lunch, dinner & accommodation / you can order your meal from the menu as much as you like but over ordering and wasting food is not allowed.
Water Purification liquid during trekking.
English speaking trekking guide and his salary.
Porter to carry luggage during trekking.
Trekking permit.
Sagarmatha national park permit.
City tour transport, tour guide, entry permit in Kathmandu as per itinerary
Insurance for Nepali staffs.
Government Tax and Vat
NOT INCLUDED Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu (expect Farewell dinner)
Boiled water, beverages, and alcoholic drinks.
Emergency medical evacuation.
Tips for staffs.
Personal expenses and extra services beyond itinerary.

Total 16 days trip from Kathmandu to Katmandu. Start after your arrival in Kathmandu. Final preparation and take an adventurous flight to Lukla, starting point of your trek.  Total 8 days from Lukla to Everest Base Camp including 2 different acclimatization day in Namche (3440m)  and Dingboche (4410). 3 days while coming Down back from Base camp to Lukla.Almost 62 miles of coverage in total. Each day 5-8 hours walking, ascending and descending different hills, crossing suspension bridge in every next corner, walking inside pine, oak and rhododendron forest, crossing Glacier river, moraine and boulder. Find yourself among the high mountains, feeling tired and ecstasy at once.   Hot shower, WiFi internet services, warm dining and cozy room make your trip more comfortable, whereas different types of coffees, soups, healthy and hygienic food will boost your energy to gain your ultimate goal.

Highlights of the trek

  • One of the most adventure flight in the world.
  • The scenery of world’s most spectacular mountains.
  • Unique cultures and lifestyle of legendary Sherpa’s.
  • Follow the footsteps of renowned climbers; Tenzing Norgay Sherpa, Sir Edmund Hillary.
  • Discovering some of the old and famous monasteries in the lap of mountains.
  • Searching the mysterious and mythical snowman Yeti.
  • Years old mani stone, engraved with Tibetan Buddhist prayers.
  • Challenging hikes to Kalapathar, Nagakarshang, and Everest Base camp trekking in less oxygen.
  • Flora and Fauna inside Sagarmatha National Park, listed by UNESCO.

FAQ

We have 95% success rate for Everest base camp.
Yes single supplement services are available. You have to inform us at booking time.
The cost for SS is USD $350 per person
First, separate the things that you need during trekking and packed it in your duffle bag. Your duffle bag will carry by your porter. Keep your valuable things in your day bag such as wallet, passport, camera, cell phone, money etc which you will carry during the entire trek.
Extra things which are not necessary during trekking will store in your hotel safely at Kathmandu. The maximum weight limit for the flight to Lukla is 15 kg including your handbag.
If this happens we will try the possible flight of next day also try the chopper flight to Lukla. All the ticket cost will refund if you took a Helicopter flight
Both vegetarian and non-vegetarian food is available, but we highly recommend you to have vegetarian food which is more healthy and hygienic. Various continental items are available and you can choose it from the menu. Consult with your guide before ordering the meal, they will suggest you the best.
Yes you can order as per your interest, you may not know the quantity of the dishes so better to consult to your guide before making an order.
You can get hot lunch every day.
We will provide water purification chlorine drops to purify your water. Your guide will assist you to fill the water bottle. You have to pay extra if you want to pay hot boiled water.
Bucket hot will serve if you want to take shower. You can take shower in Phakding and Namche while going up. We don’t recommend you to take shower at high altitude, above Namche bazaar while going up. You should have to pay extra for your shower, which is around $3 for each shower.
Toilet paper may not be available at every stop, that’s why we strongly suggest you carry your own.
You will cover 50 miles / 100km from Lukla to lukla
There will be always some assistant guide with you can walk at your own pace.
Let us know if you need a local sim card for your cell phone when you are in Kathmandu, we will manage it for you. Cell phone covers almost all the way to Base Camp. You can also insert data services in your sim card.
Most of the place the power source is solar, so the charging ports are only available in the lobby of the tea house. They will charge you (money) while recharging your devices. Better to consult your guide before charging the devices.
We kindly suggest you bring around USD 300 as extra money. You need extra money to tips, to buy some souvenirs, to use internet services and also for your shower and charging your devices.
There is a bank in Namche which you can use. But we suggest you bring extra money from Kathmandu. Credit is not accepted on the way. For extra services beyond the packages cost you need to pay my cash.
You can tip guides and porters at the end of the trek in Lukla. Collect the amount from all the trekkers, better to tips by the group rather than individually.
You can tip the guide minimum USD $150 and the porter $100 in total.
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Day 1: ARRIVAL IN KATHMANDU (1400M/4600FT)

An A.T. Adventures representative will pick you up in the airport and transfer you to the hotel. Your trip manager will meet you in the hotel for an entire trip briefing.
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Day 2: CITY TOUR AND FINAL PREPARATION DAY BEFORE LEAVING YOUR TREK

Guided city tour around Kathmandu valley. You will visit one of the biggest Hindu temple Pashupatinath , biggest buddhist stupa Boudhanath and Patan Durbar Square the melting pot of medieval Nepal art and architecture.

Final preparation for trekking. Trekking guide will check your final gear list. If anything is missing will assist you to hire or to buy around thamel and give the final instruction for the next day.

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Day 3: FLY TO LUKLA (2860M/9383FT) AND TREK TO PHAKDING (2650M/8695FT) TOTAL 3 HOURS WALKING. LUNCH @ PHAKDING

Early morning fly to lukla – 30 minute flight. Meet your porters, re manage your luggage, have your breakfast, refill your water bottles and start to walk towards phakding. The trail runs form the right side of Dudhkoshi river, crossing different villages , holy mani walls, praying flags, and suspension bridges. Total 3 hours walking. Lunch @ Phakding. Overall flat and gentle descending. (Easy day)
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Day 4: PHAKDING TO NAMCHE (3440M/11286FT) – AROUND 6-7 HOURS WALKING. LUNCH @ JORSALLE

Today is little bit long walking day. We continue walking along the bank of Dudh Koshi River, on the way you will pass different lodge, local bhattis (porter rest house) the trail climb up to Toktok village and continue steep climb after the village3 you will see the magnificent glimpse of Thamserkue Peak (6608m). Within one and half hour from Phakding you will be in village called Benker, where you can see the enough lodge for trekkers. Continue walking from Benker on the way you can see the forest of rhododendron and fir. The trail goes steep from chumoa to Monjo. Monjo is a nice village with lodge and local houses. You can see gompa, school and vegetables fields. Just above the Monjo village there is check point of Sagarmatha National Park. Guide will arrange all entry process in national park office. Now the trail descend down, cross the suspension bridge, gentle walking to Jorsalle. Lunch at Jorsalle . After Jorsalle re- cross the Dudhkoshi River over suspension bridge and follow the river bank. Slightly up few step and cross the high suspension bridge over Dudh koshi. Namche is yet 2 hours far from you, where the walk is little bit tough. It is Zigzagging ascent through the pine forest. Never rush while going up; in every step you are gaining the height, so there is a risk of altitude sickness. Climb slowly and drink enough water. 7-8 hours walking
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Day 5: NAMCHE – ACCLIMATIZATION – HIKE UP TO KHUMJUNG VALLEY (3970M/1324FT) AND BACK TO NAMCHE

LToday is our acclimatization day in Namche. To adjust with high altitude and to avoid the AMS in further trail acclimatization is require for every trekkers, those who wants to conquer their goal safely. We hike to Everest View hotel to Khumjung Village – the green valley, not because of tree but because of green roof of local houses. On the way we will visit Namche Museum, where you can see the cultural, religious and some facts of mountains and climbers of Everest region. Cross Syanboche airport, the airport in the highest elevation in the world. While going further ahead you will see the breathtaking view of Mt. Amadablam and others mountains. Few minutes further waling you will be in Everest View Hotel, from where you can see the magnificent view of Mount Everest and Lothse. Slightly descend down to Khumjug valley and visit Sir Edmund Hillary’s school and hospital at Khumjung and walk down to Namche.
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Day 6: TREK NAMCHE TO DEBUCHE (3800M/12467FT) 6 HOURS WALKING

After Breakfast, slowly start to walk towards north leaving the namche back. The trail runs straight through the sloppy hills, somewhere covering with pine and Juniper’s trees. Crossing different mani walls and chortens, you will be in Sansa within 1 hour. From sansa trail gradually down inside the forest of Pine. Cross some smokey tea houses and continue descend few step. On the way you can see the thumb like view of Amadablam. No sooner you cross the suspension bridge; you will be in Phunki Tenga where you will recharge your energy for next steep climb towards Tengboche.

After having lunch, fill up your water bottle and ready to navigate the uphill. While climbing up gradually inside the rhodendren forest, it is as if you are playing a Hide and Seek game with different peaks. Drinks enough water and continue moving slowly, the trails bring you at one of the magnificent place of your trip. Don’t be confuse, towering big mountains in front of you are Mt. Everest (8848m) and Mt. Lohtse (8501m). Beside this tengboche offers the breathtaking view of Kwangde (6187m), Twachee (6542m), Amadablam (6812m), Nuptse(7879m), Kangtega, and Thamserku. Refresh yourself with some german cakes and coffee and then a 15 minute smooth descent to reach Deboche

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Day 7: TREK TENGBOCHE TO DINGBOCHE (4410M/14468FT) 5-6 HRS WALKING

Wake up early in the morning and capture some magnificent view of mountains, have some breakfast, gear up and ready to move towards Dingboche. Gentle flat walk inside the forest leads you to Imja Khola, cross the steel bridge and continues walking up hill towards Pangboche Crossing different stupa along the route; you will be in Pangboche within one and half hour from Tengboche. Pangboche offers enough lodges for trekkers. In the upper part of the village there is oldest Monastery of Khumbu, founded by Lama Sange Dorge in 17th century. Follow the path of Imja Khola, the trail slightly steep up to Somare , have a lunch and continue the trail along with Imja Khola , the trail leads you to the small bridge over Khumbu Khola, cross the bridge and climb around 1 hour, you will be in Dingboche the beautiful village with enough lodges for trekkers. The views are great from Dingboche. You can see Island Peak, Makalu and another face Mt. Amadablam.
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Day 8: ACCLIMATIZATION HIKE TO NAGAKARSANG (5090M/16699FT) 3-4 HRS WALKING

Acclimatization in Dingboche is mandatory for every trekker as like in Namche. After breakfast, slowly start to scale the Nagakarsang Hill. The view is magnificent form the hill. You can see different glacial lake and some of the best view from Nagakarsang. You can also see the Makalu (8463m) fifth highest mountain of the world. After hiking 2-3 hours up hill you can back down to Dingboche. In the evening explore the Dengboche Village.
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Day 9: TREK DINGBOCHE TO LOBUCHE (4940M/16207FT) 5-6 HOURS WALKING

We continue our journey from Dingboche through the high alpine region to the conclusion of Luboche and stay overnight. The trail goes just above the Pheriche. The gradually up trail leads you to Dhukla, within 2 hours. Before reaching Dukla you have to cross the small glacial stream. Have short rest and you’re your lunch and gain more energy for coming tough walking. The trail is directly up Dukla for about one hour but the magnificent view of Cholatse, Lobuche, Pumori and Nuptse gives you more pleasure. At the top of the ridge you can see the memorials of climbers who lose their life in mountains. First gentle walk, crossing the Khumbu Glacier River and next 45 minutes ascending cross Dukla Pass. Take few minutes to go around and give some tribute to the late legendary climbers. Behold your heart continue walking next 1 hour to warm yourself inside the tea house of Lobuchce. When you are in Lobouche you will feel completely different. Symptoms of high altitude may occur on you; drinks enough hot water, noodles and garlic soup.
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Day 10: TREK TO GORAKSHEP (5164M/16942FT) TO EVEREST BASE CAMP (5360M/17585FT) AND BACK TO GORAKSHEP 7-8 HOURS WALKING

As usual after breakfast, start to trek towards Gorakshep. The first section of the trail goes through the narrow gap between the glacial moraine and the mountain wall. After rounding the bend you will the first views of Kala Pathar (5545m). This dark mound of mountains provides the best view of Everest and the massive mountains range. We can see Khumbu Glacier along the way to Gorakshep. After having short rest and lunch in Gorakshep, process towards Everest Base Camp. Though it looks close it takes around 2 hours to reach there. Spend few times @ base camp, take picture of different mountains and giant khumbu glacier and return back to Gorakshep. You can see lots of expedition tent and group in Everest Base Camp during expedition period in spring. Total 3 hours to Gorakshep next 3 hours continue walk to reach Everest Base camp, after sending 30 minutes back to Gorakshep. 8-9 hours walking
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Day 11: EARLY MORNING HIKE UP TO KALAPATHAR TOP (5545M/18192FT) AFTER BREAKFAST TREK DOWN TO PHERICHE (4371M/14340FT) 7-8 HRS WALKING

Early in the morning fill up your water bottle and process towards Kalapathar. The way is straight line up above the Gorakshep along the grassy ridge. With the help of your torch light move continually towards the summit. The more you go up the more you feel cooler. Views are fantastic and breathtaking from the top. It takes around 2 hrs to reach the top. After spending few minutes at the top, the chilling atmospheres push you back down to Gorakshep. Take your breakfast and process down to Pheriche. 7-8 hours walking.
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Day 12: TREK DOWN TO NAMCHE (3440M/11286FT: 6-7 HRS WALKING

After breakfast continue walking down to Namche Bazar, leaving behind some majestic mountains that you encountered.
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Day 13: TREK DOWN TO LUKLA (2860M/9383FT) 6-7HRS WALKING

Today is your last trekking day in the Himalayas. After breakfast continue trek down to Lukla. Enjoy evening with your crew members.
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Day 14: FLY BACK TO KATHMANDU

Morning flight back to the Kathmandu city – relax and rest in the city
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Day 15: LEISURE DAY IN KATHMANDU/BUFFER DAY IN CASE OF BAD WEATHER

Today is the buffer day of your entire trip. Because of bad weather, flights to and from Lukla will often cancel. This is why we need at least an extra day. You can relax, drinks bear, explore the city, go to the massage or barber shop or to laundry, even you can take long day sleep. Evening farewell dinner in Nepali Traditional restaurant with cultural dancing program
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Day 16: DEPARTURE FROM NEPAL

Here is the end of your lifetime memorable trip and your long holidays. Our guide will meet you at your hotel for your farewell and arrange a car to drop you to the airport.

Peak physical condition is required to do trekking in the high altitudes of Nepal. We recommend doing extensive training for the up and down routes of Nepal trekking trips. We suggest running, walking, hiking in the hills, and climbing stairs rather than using elevators to help you prepare for the trek. Daily base training can also include swimming, rowing, biking.

Basic Training to Experience our Trekking Tours

  • One should be able to hike for 6-7 hours a day.
  • One should be able to carry a 35lb backpack.
  • We suggest you run about 4/5 miles at home with some load on your back for 2 to 3 months in preparation for this trek.
  • You may also use a treadmill (with incline adjustments) for everyday running and walking training.
  • If you have an uphill location/mountain, then once a week you should go hiking with a loaded/packed backpack.
  • If you do not have mountains or nearby high hills, then use stairs to go up/down whenever you can, rather than using elevators.
2019 AVAILABLE DATES (Minimum of 2 People)
MARCH 5-20
MARCH 12-27
MARCH 19-APRIL 3
APRIL 13-28
APRIL 9-24
SEPT 2-17
OCT 1-16
OCT 15-30
NOV 5-20

Tour Reviews

5.00 based on 1 review
05/26/2019

Going to Mt. Everest Base Camp (EBC) has been on my list for some time and I wasn’t sure where to start. I was fortunate to meet Keith Black, CEO of A.T. Adventures International (A.T.A.) and Ganesh Sharma at a local travel show here in the Los Angeles area.

Learning of Keith’s experience and knowing Ganesh would be in country during my trek was important to me. I can’t say enough about these two gentlemen including our guide Phula Sherpa.

As it turned out Keith trekked with us this past April 2019 which made it more assuring. It’s good to have the boss with you. His expertise and passion for the adventures of outdoor life was a deciding factor in using his company. A.T.A. made the whole experience so easy, from the many calls and texts I place which were answered by Keith in a timely and professional manner, to the great value they offer!!

From the minute you leave the airport in Kathmandu you are in the hands of A.T.A. Ganesh made sure my luggage and transfer to a local 4-star hotel went with ease. My price included an awesome 6-hour city tour as well as two night stays before and after the trek. The second night stays at both ends are not guaranteed. They are used for delayed flights arriving in Kathmandu and bad weather days flying out of Lukla. That is great planning on the part of A.T.A. and you will thoroughly enjoy the hotel at the end for rest and relaxation.

I can’t say enough about our guide Phula Sherpa and porter Phuree who were fantastic. On the trail Phula continually checked on our wellbeing, assisted with equipment, gave us appropriate breaks and placed lunch orders. Every evening his assistance greatly appreciated and needed. He checked us into our tea house and handed us our room keys. He placed our dinner order, assisted us in paying for wi-fi, showers and charging our devices. Most importantly he gave us the weather and agenda for the next day. He made everything once again run smooth.

Like any adventure there is likely to be mis-steps and without really knowing we had a few. Ganesh who is in country not only assisted with our issues and last-minute requested changes, he made contact with my wife when he realized I lost contact with her. With limited experience you can’t do this trip without a guide, porter and in country rep. They are so equally important! The entire team handled issues seamlessly.

I would be remiss in not mentioning Jon Mohr, Mr. Technology and great team member who guides on the Appalachian Trail. He encouraged me when I needed it, pushed when he had to and brought his great youthful perspective on life. Thank you Jon!!

A special thanks to Ganesh Sharma, Jon Mohr, Phula Sherpa, Phuree-porter and a double special thanks to Keith Black for the adventure of my life. God willing with more to come.

Obviously, I recommend and will use A.T. Adventures International on future adventures.

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