Everest Base Camp Trek is in the kingdom of the Himalayas which is home to the world's highest mountain, Mount Everest (8848m). The EBC Kala Patthar trek is famous for its incredible views and is a favorite among trekkers from around the world. A trek to Everest Base Camp is an opportunity of a lifetime. EBC and Kala Patthar offer breathtaking scenery, pristine mountain views, and exceptional high and low trails. Nepal's beauty is sure to capture your heart as your trek through some of the most remarkable landscapes in the world.
Everest Base Camp Trek offers many diverse geographical landscapes, nature, flora and fauna. The snow-capped peaks above the Khumbu Glacier are unforgettable and the view of Mount Everest from the summit of Kala Patthar (5545m) is sure to take your breath away. Although it is possible to trek in this region at any time of the year, we recommend that you depart from the beginning of March to mid-May or from the beginning of September to mid-November to ensure optimal conditions. The winters in the Khumbu region can be quite cold and snowy making it challenging to trek higher than the Tengboche area and the clouds and rain during monsoon season often cover the peaks. During April and early May, you will be able to see the hedgerows and blooming rhododendrons creating a colorful landscape.
The Everest Base Camp Trek begins in Lukla (2800m) after a short flight from Kathmandu to the Tenzing Hilary Airport, Lukla. You will begin trekking through the village of Chhaurikhara passing by colorful mani walls, stupas and prayer wheels along the way, and arriving in Phakding. You will soon arrive in the bustling and beautiful Namche Bazaar, which is the perfect place to acclimatize and rest. During your acclimatization day, you can visit the neighboring village of Shyangboche and Everest View Hotel, the highest situated hotel in the world. The next day, you will arrive at Tengboche (3870m) and pass through the villages of Kenjuma and Sansa. You will then trek to Lobuche (4930m) and Gorakh Shep (5160m) to make your final ascent to Everest Base Camp and have the opportunity to summit Kala Patthar for an incredible sunrise view of Mount Everest. After reaching Gorakh Shep, you will begin your descent back to Lukla.
Throughout your Everest Base Camp Trek, our knowledgeable guides will offer you support and information about the trails, villages, and landscapes to enhance your trekking experience. At Himalayan Joy Adventure, we aim to create an itinerary that will fit all of your needs while still providing sufficient time to acclimatize to the high altitudes and fully enjoy your EBC Kalapatthar trek experience. We welcome you to explore this truly amazing destination with us and experience an adventure of a lifetime and are committed to providing excellent services for all of our clients. Himalayan Joy Adventure specializes in providing our services for this region with a flexible trek itinerary.
The Everest region is full of challenging trails and unpredictable risk. The trek offers you beautiful sceneries of massive mountains, dramatic scenery, and mesmerizing experiences. But you must choose the right season to trek.
February: It is the end of the winter season and the beginning of the spring season. The challenging winter weather is gone. You will have a beautiful trek in February. Spring brings colors in the Everest region by the end of February.
March-May: Temperature begins being warmer by March. The beautiful nature awakens after long winter sleep. March to May are spring seasons in Nepal. Spring is the best time for this trek. The moderate climate and pleasant weather make your trek easier.
September-November: Autumn is a pleasant time for trekking in Nepal. This is the time with the least probability of rainfall. The perfect climate and temperature encourage trekkers. Thus, you will have an easy and joyful trek.
November comes the winter season in the Everest season. So, in cases when winter starts earlier, late November trek might be harder.
However, there is a slogan: “Nepal for all season”. With enough preparation and proper determination, EBC trek is possible throughout the year.
We have created two itineraries for the Everest base camp trek, if you want to do longer EBC trek, please click here for the Itinerary.
A Himalayan Joy Adventure representative will greet you at the Tribhuvan International Airport upon your arrival and provide transportation to your hotel. After checking into your room and refreshing, our representative will describe the details regarding your trek. Then, you can visit the tourist hub in Thamel. There are many places to shop for trekking gear and souvenirs. In the evening, Himalayan Joy Adventure will host a welcome dinner at the typical Nepali restaurant with a Nepali cultural dance. After dinner, you will be dropped off at your hotel. Overnight in the hotel.
Some of the beautiful and culturally UNESCO World Heritage Sites are situated in Kathmandu valley. On your second day, you can take a tour of some of them.
They are Kathmandu/Bhaktapur and Patan Durbar Square, Swayambhunath Temple, and the Boudhanath Stupa. Overnight at the same hotel in Kathmandu.
Maximum altitude: 2610 meters, Phakding
Flight duration: 45 minutes
Trekking Hours: 4 hours
Total distance covered: 6.2 km
An early morning flight from Kathmandu takes you to the Lukla airport. The early morning flight to Lukla airport is refreshing and adventurous as well. On reaching Lukla, we walk to Phakding. This is the beginning of our trek. The interesting fact is that our high altitude trail starts by descending downhill via Chaurikharka and Chilung to Phakding. Overnight stay at available hotels/ lodges in Phakding.
Highest altitude: 3,440 meters, Namche Bazaar
Trekking Hours: 4 hours
Total Distance Covered: 7.4 km
After a fine breakfast at Phakding, we will start up for Namche, a busy trading hub. The trial involves a steep climb up. We will walk through the amazing Dudh Koshi valley. Maintaining a pace, we hike up to Namche. From there, we will catch the first glance of Everest. Dinner and stay at a lodge or guesthouse in Namche.
On this day, you will have an opportunity to explore more of Namche Bazaar. You can do some shopping as well. A comfortable stay at bakeries or internet cafes is convincing. You can walk into the Sherpa settlements as well. You can also hike up to the Everest View Hotel, a one hour walk (400 meters) from Namche.
Highest altitude: 3850 meters
Trekking Hours: 4 hours
Total distance covered: 9.2 km
We will have a good breakfast at Namche Bazaar early in the morning. Then we will set out for the Tengboche monastery by exploring the magnificent vistas around the trail. From the premise of the monastery, you will get the amazing panorama of the Himalayan peaks if the weather is clear. Plus, during expedition season you can meet the mountaineers preparing for their Everest expedition who have come to collect blessings in the monastery.
Highest altitude: 4,440 meters, Dingboche
Trekking hours: 5-6 hours.
Another morning and you start your trek to Dingboche. The views of mount Ama Dablam from the rocky trail are splendid. The trail is steep in the beginning. However, as you reach Dingboche, it is peaceful and heavenly. Overnight at local tea houses at Dingboche.
Highest altitude: 4710 meters, Nagarjuna hill
Trekking Hours: 4-5 hours
During the EBC trek, there are several changes in the altitude. So, this day is an acclimatization hiking day.
Spend your day at Dingboche exploring the region. And hike to Nagarjuna hill. You can see amazing views of Lhotse, Nuptse, Aamadablam and other mountains.
Highest altitude: 4,910 meters, Lobuche
Trekking Hours: 4-5 hours
A fine breakfast at Dingboche and you will march towards Lobuche. You will come across the Khumbu glacier. The eye-catching view of Lobuche peak boosts you. A comfortable stay at a tea house.
Highest altitude: 5,346 meters, Everest Base Camp
Trekking hours: 7-8 hours
On this day, you will trek from Lobuche to Gorak Shep and to the Everest Base Camp and then back to Gorak Shep. Finally, you will see the EBC. After spending some time at the EBC, we will walk back to Gorakshep. After a tiresome hike of 8 hours, you will feel asleep as you find a cozy bed in a tea house.
Highest altitude: 5,555 meters, Kala Patthar
Trekking hours: 7-8 hours
Kala Patthar is an optimum viewpoint of Mount Everest. Starting early in the morning, we will rush to Kala Patthar to catch the most beautiful view of Everest, Lhotse, Ama Dablam, Nuptse, and other peaks. It is the best and closeup location to catch the most spectacular view of Mt. Everest. We will walk down the trail to Pheriche for a nightstand. A nice meal at the lodge and the day ends.
Highest altitude: 3,440 meters, Namche Bazar
Trekking hours: 5-6 hours
Breakfast is served early in the morning. Enjoy the enchanting views of Himalayas along with the cup of tea at Pheriche. After breakfast, we will pack up and walk up to Namche for a stay. Overnight at a hotel in Namche.
Highest altitude: 2800 meters, Lukla
Trekking hours: 7 hours
After a 7 hours walk from Namche, we finally stand at the point where we initiated our trek. This is the final trip where you be walking to the airport. Last night on the lap of Himalayas!
An early morning flight from Lukla and you are in the capital city of Nepal, Kathmandu. You may rest at the hotel till evening. We will host a farewell dinner at a nearby Nepali restaurant. Asleep of relief at Kathmandu.
Note: Sometimes due to bad weather you may have to face flight delays or cancellations. So, you must be prepared for such inconveniences.
Pack up all the beautiful memories in your suitcase. Now, it's time to bid a goodbye to Nepal with a promise of visiting us again. Our representative of the Himalayan Joy Adventures will be there to bid you farewell.
We just came back after accomplished this amazing trek which organized by Himalayan Joy Adventure. Everything was perfect thanks to Mr. Cholendra and his staff. This was our second experience with Himalayan Joy and we very much recommended.
A group of 9 and all made it! This was my second trekking adventure and definitely, a tougher journey which created an amazing memory and my heartfelt gratitude goes to the perfect blend of guides, porters and supportive trekking mates. First, the friendly lead guide, Tika - firm, experienced leader whose actions speak volumes as a guide, a motivational tool on two feet, and his excellent videos and photos were added benefits! Next, Nara and BB - cool father and son team who took care of us as their own family, sensitive to our needs and extremely mindful. Finally, mighty ''dhal bhat power" porters - abundant Nepali smiles despite the load! With my limited trekking skills, EBC trek wouldn't have been possible if not for these guys who go the extra mile or miles to make our bucket list wish a reality. Utmost respect for this team and their selfless service! And yes, get ready for next year, 2020!
My friends and I engaged the Himalayan Joy as our agent/guide for our trek to EBC on the 21st March 2019 - 1st April 2019. It was a wonderful and amazing journey - guides (Tika, Nara, and BB) and porters were excellent and they always kept an eye on our well being. We felt very comfortable throughout the hike and bonded well. Thank you for the amazing experience.
It was a long time bucket list item to do the Everest Base Camp trek with my high school buddy. I would travel from Auckland/New Zealand and he from Melbourne/Australia. Once we agreed it was happening in January of 2019, then it was a matter of HOW? We started lots of research online until my friend stumbled upon Himalayan Joy via a friend's referral........and we were not disappointed. They are well organised, very professional but most of all the personal human element was the winner. Unlike large corporate tour groups which may at times be inflexible with schedules, Cholendra was completely open to dates and months. And provided absolutely valuable information about trekking in Nepal which helped us with our decision making. The pricing was reasonable as well. Any additional things we added on was dealt with very honestly. Our guide Tika and porter Nara were the best! We even had a debate with another group as to who had the best guides!!...lol. At the end of our trek we had some days to spare so HJA organised all the travel and accommodation for our short 3 day excursion to Pokhara. Tika accompanied us and we had a great commentary on Nepal and its culture during the 6hr drive. If its an unknown adventure and your first time, you want complete reassurance on everything.....pleased to say we did! What a beautiful part of the world to visit.
Me and my friend had the most amazing experience to trek the Everest Base Camp in January 2019. The success of our trek was in a big part due to the people at Himalayan Joy Adventure. And especially Cholendra, Tika and Nara. Thank you so much guys! These guys were recommended to us by some friends of ours who had previously used them to trek Mount Kailash. Cholendra and his team took care of us very professionally from the time we landed at Kathmandu airport till we left. Cholendra provided us with most valuable guidance and advice before we even left Australia in the lead up to our trip. While on the trek, Tika and Nara were absolutely fantastic. They took great care of us and trip's success is a huge credit to these guys. I will definitely use them again next and I will highly recommend them to anyone thinking of trekking in Nepal.
Namaste! My daughter and I had the most amazing trip trekking with Himalayan Joy Adventure! The Everest Himalayan range was spectacular and to get the opportunity to be so close to these beauties was a blessing! Cholandra helped coordinate and was a fabulous communicator as we planned the trip. He was always right on top of emails answering every little question I had! Tika, our guide was phenomenal! He loves the mountains and his job and it shined through with his attitude. He was kind and encouraging, informative, spotted lots of wildlife and took perfect pictures for us! He always got us the best rooms and extra blankets and helped every step of the way. Our porter, Nala, was invaluable too! We couldn’t have done it with out our team! We are so happy to have gotten a recommendation to go with Himalayan Joy and they far exceeded our expectations. We talked with other hikers and we by far had the best! I highly recommend this skilled, personable amazing outfitter! I would go back in a heartbeat and do it again!
Himalayan Joy Adventure arranged our trek in an excellent way with all their experience, skill and care. Cholendra made sure everything was organized and according to our plans, and our guide Tika made it happen with his professionalism, attentive to our limits, in combination with his never ending fascination with the mountains he knows so well. Step by step, garlic soup and warm hats, he made it possible for us to take part of this fantastic landscape with its well adapted people. I can highly recommend this tour company. Visited April 2017
I trekked with Cholendra to Everest Base Camp at the end of December through late January, and it was an experience I will never forget. Not only did my friend and I have fantastic weather the entire time we were in the mountains, but Cholendra and our porter, Kedar, were exceptional hosts, guides, and friends. They were always making sure we had food to eat, were staying warm, and having fun. Cholendra was also very good about maintaining a slow and steady pace that allowed us to go long distances without tiring. In addition, even before the trek began, Cholendra picked up my friend and I from the airport at two separate times, took us out to breakfast and dinner, and helped us gather all of our gear in Thamel - all while running his business! I was blown away by Cholendra's commitment to his clients and to his community. He has done extensive volunteer work and rebuilding for mountain communities (like his own village) since the 2015 earthquake, is a co-founder of a local high school, and is currently starting his own NGO to help with education initiatives in Nepal. If you're looking for a guide that is knowledgable about the area and involved in bettering the community, you will not find a better man than Cholendra. I was so happy to have met him, and he has become a lifelong friend and part of my family. I can't wait to go back for round two!
I truly don't have the words to express how amazing Cholendra and Himalayan Joy Adventure is. My friend and I went on an eleven day trek with Cholendra to Everest Base Camp and it was by far the best experience of my life. To start, Cholendra is prompt and organized. He always returned emails and made sure our trek was planned perfectly. He picked me up at the airport and was sure to spend time with me in Kathmandu before we left for our trek. I felt so welcomed and excited! Once we were trekking, I felt safe and taken care of. Cholendra made sure to move at a pace that was comfortable for my friend and I. He gave us the encouragement we needed and he made sure we were enjoying our time. The accommodations along the way to EBC were lovely and the food was always delicious. Our porter, Kedar, was kind and made our trek much more fun and enjoyable. I was so happy he was able to join us. Honestly, I can't say enough wonderful things about Cholendra and his company. I was constantly moved by his integrity and commitment to community in Nepal. It is obvious that Cholendra has a heart of gold and I feel so blessed that I was able to trek with Himalayan Joy Adventure. I know that I will go on several more treks with HJA, and I am sure that Cholendra will be a lifelong friend (and brother too)!
“Himalayan Joy: best in class service and support; extremely cost-effective” My wife and I spent three weeks trekking and climbing in the Everest region of Nepal in November 2013 with Himalayan Joy as our outfitter. We also spent a month in the Annapurna region of Nepal in 2003 with Ram Karki, one of the owners of Himalayan Joy, as our guide, and we've trekked and climbed in most of the key regions of the world with a wide range of outfitters. This is the basis of our experience for our evaluation of Himalayan Joy. The bottom line: Himalayan Joy is the best outfitter we've ever had the pleasure to work with anywhere in the world. The owners, guides and porters are, in our experience, all the best of the best--extremely knowledgeable, passionate about outstanding service and support, and interesting people to spend a journey of a lifetime with. With the Everest trip, we spent about six months in planning, and were in at least weekly contact with Ram and Cholendra, Himalayan Joy's owners. Their responsiveness could not have been better. During the trek, every single choice Himalayan Joy made on our behalf was well-informed and basically perfect. We once were delayed by about eight hours, and our guide, Vikram, waited late into the night to meet us. That level of support seems to be normal for the owners and staff of Himalayan Joy. For less than the cost of group travel with REI or any number of other vendors in the U.S. who organize treks in Nepal, Himalayan Joy organized a customer itinerary for only my wife and myself, and were happy to make revisions to the itinerary as we wished--which allowed us to adapt to changing conditions at high altitude, to spend more time in areas that we liked the best, etc. All in all, We've known the folks at Himalayan Joy for more than ten years and have always found them to be the most professional outfitters in the business, persons of the highest honor and the only team we wish to work with on high altitude trekking in Nepal. Both of our trips were truly extraordinary, thanks to their expertise and extreme customer focus. Our advice to anyone traveling to Nepal would be to skip the tour operators that are based in your country and work directly with the folks at Himalayan Joy, who speak a handful of western languages, are easy to work with and can create custom itineraries at favorable pricing. That way your travel funds will also remain in Nepal.
I am very happy to write to you and recommend Ram’s trekking agency. Since 1996 I know Ram Kaji Karki and made my very first trek with him to the Everest Base Camp. Back then he was working for a big German trekking agency called Henkalaya and for Gorkha Trek in Nepal. He was the best guide and cook. Later Henkalaya sold their contracts to another company in Kathmandu, because there were some serious problems with the head of the agency, not with Ram. Ram then started his own trekking agency and we made a lot of tours together, to the Annapurna, Thorang-La and Gosainkunda pass, for example.Ram has tremendous experience, because he started as a porter, assistant guide, and cook and eventually as a trekking leader. He really is an excellent guide for trekking as well as mountain climbing, for example to the Mera Peak, Island Peak, and Yela Peak.He provides his co-workers with good equipment such as tents and clothing and has a good relationship with his staffs, which mostly comes from the Solu region near the village, where Ram originates. They all like to work with him because he pays fair prices. On top Ram also offers very competitive trekking prices to his clients, since he is not interested in the fast buck. I have been to Nepal many times and in different parts and noticed that many trekking companies do not have sufficient equipment such as tents and other utensils for the tourists and the carriers.Ram does speak English very well and a bits and German too. I would really like to invite him to Germany. To my knowledge, there is no other agency in Nepal, which offers that much experience, good service at a competitive price as well as the very kind workers.You can find others, but not such as Ram’s trekking outfit. Whoever ever goes to his company all the customer are very happy and satisfied with his services. With these recommendations, I want to wish you the greatest vacation in the Himalaya region in Nepal in this wonderful country with all those very beautiful people. If you desire more and further information about Nepal, please let me know, I am always here for you. My very best regards to you,
I had and awesome time trekking with Cholendra in the Khumbu region! We did the Everest base camp and Kala Pathar summit on the last week of April 2010. Cholendra was always so nice, attentive to my needs and a great company. He has also a lot of experience in those mountains and I always feeled very safe and in good hands with him. Cholendra is also a very smart, ambitious and hard working man, I whish him all the best for the future! In the end, we became like brothers and I will miss him, at least until our next trek together !! Lots of greets from Canada and see you soon in trekking Cholendra!
FLIGHT DELAY IN LUKLA: - Sometimes the flight may be canceled due to the unpredictable weather in Luka so Himalayan Joy Adventure has created an itinerary for this trek with one day free/extra day at the end of the trek. In case your flight has been canceled for more than two days, we will charter a helicopter to and from Luka to ensure your flight on scheduled towards homeland or further destination. This extra service cost will be a minimum of $500 to a maximum of $4000 USD dollars which you can claim from your insurance.
DEPARTURE AND ITINERARY: - Departure dates and itinerary arrangements can be custom-tailored to your needs, so please contact us with your inquiries regarding your tour departure date.
ECO-FRIENDLY: - Every day the world is facing a big issue of environmental pollution and in Nepal as well. Our field staffs are quite conscious of environmental pollution at any time and we encourage to all. We would suggest to our guests to use boiled water or water purification pills than buying a bottle of water, it helps to avoid plastic bottles which can take a long time to disappear. During the trek, if possible you can order the same items food in a group that minimizes the fuel used and to make a campfire is almost forbidden. We would encourage being a responsible traveler so, just leaving a footprint on the trail and bring out all the non-biodegradable which you had.
MEDICAL FACILITY IN THE EVEREST REGION TREKKING ROUTE
Lukla - Government Health Post and Hospital (Pasang Lhamu Nicole Niquille Hospital)
Namche - Dental Clinic and Health post
Khunde - Hospital (Hillary Trust)
Pheriche - HRA Aid – Post Doctor
TRIP COST LIST ACCORDING TO THE GROUP SIZE
Cost ( in USD)
USD 1695.00 P/P
2 – 6 Persons
USD 1590.00 P/P
7 – 10 Persons
USD 1540.00 P/P
10 or above
USD 1490.00 P/P