Nepal – Everest Base Camp
Everest Base Camp is the two base camps for Mt Everest, each on opposite sides of Mt Everest. South Base Camp is in Nepal at an altitude of 5,364m, and North Base Camp is in Tibet at 5,150m. These camps are rudimentary campsites on Mt Everest that are used by mountain climbers during their ascent and descent. South Base Camp is used when climbing via the southeast ridge, while North Base Camp is used when climbing via the northeast ridge.
Supplies are carried to the South Base Camp by sherpas or porters, and with help of animals, usually yaks. The North Base Camp has vehicle access (at least in the summer months). Climbers typically rest at base camp for several days for acclimatization to reduce the risks and severity of altitude sickness.
The Everest Base Camp trek on the south side is one of the most popular trekking routes in the Himalayas and is visited by thousands of trekkers each year. The trek has become an achievable goal for people from all walks of life who want a glimpse of the world’s highest peak.
About The Climb
We will start the trek from Lukla, and stay 2 nights in Namche to acclimatize. After trekking past the bustling village of Namche in the Khumbu region, Ama Dablam will be a constant feature of the trek. It is also possible to spot Mt Everest if the weather conditions are great! Aside from breathtaking scenery, you can experience unique Sherpa culture by visiting monasteries and museums along the way. Days are filled with walking for the sheer pleasure of it, past colourful prayer wheels and cross swinging bridges, while evenings are rewarded with hot food and conversation with like-minded people around the dining-room.
The alpine sceneries become more rugged as we trek above the tree line on the Khumbu glacier moraines to Lobuche and then Gorak Shep, the last settlement before the base camp. Climbing to the landmark destination of Everest Base Camp can be challenging but very rewarding for the sense of achievement. After leaving our footprints on Everest Base Camp, we climb up the Kalapathar (5545m) the next day to have a view of Mt Everest and some of the highest Himalayan peaks. We trek different way down to Lukla via the Pheriche and Thyanboche monastery allowing time to visit to the places of interest.
There are four main seasons in Nepal. The best seasons to visit Nepal are spring, autumn and winter. Trekkers can trek from March to early June in spring. The next trekking season starts in mid-September and goes up till March. During this period, the visibility is good and it does not rain usually. You can get excellent views of landscapes and mountain ranges in this season. After November the temperature in higher altitudes becomes very low and snowfall starts
Autumn (September to November): Autumn season is considered the best time for trekking in Nepal. It offers excellent weather and tantalizing mountain views. Moderate temperatures, clear sky with outstanding views, making it a great time to do any of our trek. Occasional short storms may dump snow at high altitudes.
Winter (December - February): Winter is when snowfall at higher elevations in the Himalayas is a common occurrence. Though it gets colder in night, it offers the clear day / blue sky and relatively less trekkers on the trail. However, not all treks are suitable to be done in winter especially those involving climbing and crossing high passes.
Spring (March - May): Different varieties of wild flowers, specially the rhododendrons make the hillside a wild flowers paradise during the spring season. The temperature is warmer as compared to autumn and winter.
You should have some trekking background. You will be required to trek above 4000m most of the days; having trekked above 4000m is an advantage.
Equipment and Gear
You'll need thermal base layers, a fleece jacket and a water/wind proof outershell jacket for the trek. When at the teahouse, after sundown and as you ascend higher, down jacket will be required. A good down sleeping bag is also needed.
A packing list will be provided for all our participants. Down jacket, sleeping bag, fleece liner and duffel bag are provided during the trek. Please refer to our Resource Centre page to read about the layering system to be better prepared and choose the right gear/equipment for your climb.
We also organize these treks in the Everest Region
|Trek||Open International Group Price|
|12 Days Tengboche Trek||$2085 per person|
|18 Days Gokyo Lakes Trek||$2475 per person|
|23 Days Everest 3 Passes & Peaks (Renjo La, Chola, Kongmala, Gokyo Ri, Kalapathar, EBC and Chukung Ri)||$3150 per person|
You can form a private group or join an international open group for these treks. For enquiry, send an email to us at email@example.com
- Group size: 6 - 12 people
- Our Nepal treks are part of our charity initiative More Than A Trek. More Than A Trek aims to give back to the local communities we travel to. S$100 of the package fee will be contributed to D2N's Nepal Scholarship's fund. Education is free in Nepal, but many children cannot afford school supplies, uniforms, backpacks or even adequate shoes and a winter coat. The scholarship fund preferentially selects women of lower castes. As long as the kids are attending school and progressing, their scholarship will be renewed annually
- The trip scheduled on 2-19 Apr 2017 is part of Women On Mountains (WOM) initiative. Through WOM, we hope more women can be inspired to challenge themselves and greater awareness can be created for women’s causes. You can find out more about WOM activities via WOM's Facebook - Women On Mountains - All Women Challenge.
- You can also form a private group or join an international open group for this trek. For enquiry, send an email to us at firstname.lastname@example.org
|Day||Itinerary||Meals||Altitude At Rest Point|
|Day 1||Arrive Kathmandu.||-/-/-||1330m|
|Day 2||Half day city tour. Trek briefing & preparation. Welcome dinner.||B/-/D||1330m|
|Day 3||Flight to Lukla. Trek to Phakding.||B/L/D||2600m|
|Day 4-5||Trek to Namche Bazaar. Acclimatisation & rest day in Namche Bazaar||B/L/D||3440m|
|Day 6-10||For the next few days, trek to Lobuche (the last 2nd village before Everest Base Camp) via Khumjung (3780m), Phortse Village (3800m) and Dingboche(4340m).||B/L/D||Lobuche - 4940m|
|Day 11||Trek to Gorak Shep (the last village before Everest Base Camp(5380m). Afternoon excursion to Everest Base Camp.||B/L/D||5140m|
|Day 12||Morning excursion to Kalapathar (5643m). Start descend trek to Pheriche.||B/L/D||4200m|
|Day 13||Trek to Namche Bazaar via a different route.||B/L/D||Namche - 3440m|
|Day 14-15||For the next 2 days, continue to descend to Lukla via Phakding.||B/L/D||Lukla - 2840m|
|Day 16-17||Lukla to Kathmandu. Contingency day.||B/L/D. (Only breakfast in hotel is included in Kathmandu if contingency day is not used on trek)||1330m|
|Day 18||Depart Kathmandu. (Programme ends here. Next day arrival on flight, if any, not reflected in itinerary )||B/-/-|
- Return airport transfer in Kathmandu
- Return domestic KTM-Luka airfare (max 15kg check in baggage)
- All land transfer as indicated in itinerary
- Half day city tour in Kathmandu
- Meals as indicated in itinerary
- Twin/Trip sharing accommodation in Kathmandu and in teahouse during trek
- Trek gear: Sleeping mats, sleeping bags, down jacket and duffel bags
- Trek support: Climbing guide, assistant climbing guide and porters (1 porter to 2 trekkers)
- Boiled drinking water, tea and coffee during meals on trek
- Permits & fees: Trekking permit (TIMS) fee; Sagarmatha National Park entry fee
- Portable oxygen cylinder and comprehensive first aid kit.
- $100 contribution to D2N's Nepal Scholarship
- International air tickets, airline taxes and fuel surcharge
- Visa Fee (Visa On Arrival: USD25 for 15 days visa / USD40 for 30 days visa)
- Single Supplement
- Meals not indicated in itinerary
- All tipping (Budget around 10-15% of the package fee per trekker for the tip for the trekking crew)
- Personal porters
- Personal travel insurance (mandatory to cover travel agent insolvency and trekking up to 6000m)
- Personal expenses like shopping, laundry etc
- Personal services during trek like hot shower, WIFI usage and charging of electronic appliances etc
- Personal travel & trekking gear – warm clothing, shoes, backpacks etc
- Emergency evacuation and medical expenses
- Damaged or lost of personal items (eg: trekking gear and equipment)
- Any expenses including accommodation, meals & transfer outside the stipulated trek/climb itinerary – i.e. any person leaving the group for personal travel, illness/injury or any form of extension of stay
Support from Ace Adventure Expeditions
We provide pre-trip support to prepare you for the climb:
1. Trip briefing
2. Gear list & gear discount from selected Singapore outdoor outfitters
3. Training recommendation kit
4. Trip information kit
We carefully select and establish strong working relationship with our local trek operator to ensure safe participation by everyone. Our local climbing guides have extensive experience in guiding treks in the Everest and other regions in Nepal, possess intimate knowledge of the local surroundings, conditions and culture and are trained in wilderness 1st aid and emergency rescue.