Nepal – Everest Base Camp

20 Apr 18

Nepal – Everest Base Camp

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.

Trekking Seasons

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.

Experience Required

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

TrekOpen 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 contact@aceadventure.com.sg

Available DatesPriceQty*
20 Apr-7 May 2018 with Trip Leader (WOM)$0.00 (SGD)  / person  
4-21 March 2017 (Open Int'l Group)$2,530.00 (SGD)  / person   Expired
15 April-2 May 2017 (Open Int'l Group)$2,530.00 (SGD)  / person  
7-24 May 2017 (Open Int'l Group)$2,530.00 (SGD)  / person   Expired
1-18 Oct 2017 (Open Int'l group)$2,530.00 (SGD)  / person  
15 Oct - 1 Nov 2017 (Open Int'l group)$2,530.00 (SGD)  / person  
29 Oct - 15 Nov 2017 (Open Int'l group)$2,530.00 (SGD)  / person  
8-25 Dec 2017 (Open Int'l group)$2,530.00 (SGD)  / person  

* You can register up to 12 participants in one go.


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  • 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 contact@aceadventure.com.sg

DayItineraryMealsAltitude At Rest Point
Day 1Arrive Kathmandu.-/-/-1330m
Day 2Half day city tour. Trek briefing & preparation. Welcome dinner.B/-/D1330m
Day 3Flight to Lukla. Trek to Phakding.B/L/D2600m
Day 4-5Trek to Namche Bazaar. Acclimatisation & rest day in Namche BazaarB/L/D3440m
Day 6-10For 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/DLobuche - 4940m
Day 11Trek to Gorak Shep (the last village before Everest Base Camp(5380m). Afternoon excursion to Everest Base Camp.B/L/D5140m
Day 12Morning excursion to Kalapathar (5643m). Start descend trek to Pheriche.B/L/D4200m
Day 13Trek to Namche Bazaar via a different route.B/L/DNamche - 3440m
Day 14-15For the next 2 days, continue to descend to Lukla via Phakding.B/L/DLukla - 2840m
Day 16-17Lukla 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 18Depart Kathmandu. (Programme ends here. Next day arrival on flight, if any, not reflected in itinerary )B/-/-

Inclusions

  1. Return airport transfer in Kathmandu
  2. Return domestic KTM-Luka airfare (max 15kg check in baggage)
  3. All land transfer as indicated in itinerary
  4. Half day city tour in Kathmandu
  5. Meals as indicated in itinerary
  6. Twin/Trip sharing accommodation in Kathmandu and in teahouse during trek
  7. Trek gear: Sleeping mats, sleeping bags, down jacket and duffel bags
  8. Trek support: Climbing guide, assistant climbing guide and porters (1 porter to 2 trekkers)
  9. Boiled drinking water, tea and coffee during meals on trek
  10. Permits & fees: Trekking permit (TIMS) fee; Sagarmatha National Park entry fee
  11. Portable oxygen cylinder and comprehensive first aid kit.
  12. $100 contribution to D2N's Nepal Scholarship

Exclusions

  1. International air tickets, airline taxes and fuel surcharge
  2. Visa Fee (Visa On Arrival: USD25 for 15 days visa / USD40 for 30 days visa)
  3. Single Supplement
  4. Meals not indicated in itinerary
  5. All tipping (Budget around 10-15% of the package fee per trekker for the tip for the trekking crew)
  6. Personal porters
  7. Personal travel insurance (mandatory to cover travel agent insolvency and trekking up to 6000m)
  8. Personal expenses like shopping, laundry etc
  9. Personal services during trek like hot shower, WIFI usage and charging of electronic appliances etc
  10. Personal travel & trekking gear – warm clothing, shoes, backpacks etc
  11. Emergency evacuation and medical expenses
  12. Damaged or lost of personal items (eg: trekking gear and equipment)
  13. 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.

Grading: 2C

Good cardio-vascular fitness is necessary. There will be several steep slopes to negotiate at closed to 4000m elevation. You should have the ability to trek with personal backpack load of 5-6kg for up to two weeks.

Training: Regardless of your level of fitness and physical conditions, it is advisable to train prior to embarking on a climb or trek. A training recommendation specific to the climb or trek will be given upon signing up. A good four to five months of training would be a good preparation for the trek. Refer to our Grading chart for an overview on the technical difficulty and fitness required for this trip.