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December 7, 2018 Master Himalaya

A Complete Guide to EBC  –  Everest Base Camp Trek  Itinerary – 2019

Everest Base Camp

Everest Base Camp Trek is one of the world’s top 5 treks. Every month, there are lots of trekkers who come to Nepal for this trek. Everest base camp trek gives you the ultimate experience where you trek in between many highest peaks in the world and see the amazing view of Himalayas.

You can come to this destination all around the year as people trek in all seasons; however, the best time to come to this area is from March to mid may and between Septembers to mid-November. 

During winter the climate becomes harsh and unclear views snow all around may make your trekking experience difficult, hence the majority of people do not prefer coming here in winters. 

While trekking to Everest Base Camp, you will cross to Sagarmatha National Park where you can see a different kind of animals which are rare to see. You can deer, birds, yaks, snow- leopard etc. So here we discuss the detailed itinerary to Everest Base Camp and Kalapather from Lukla-

Everest Base Camp Trek Itinerary | 2019 

Day-1

Flight to Lukla-

Lukla Airport

After 40-45 minutes fly from Kathmandu, we land on the world’s most dangerous airport. Yes, it is known as the world’s most dangerous airport because of its location, short runway, and mountain area. There are 3 major companies who provide the flight to Lukla from Kathmandu- Tara Air, Summit Airline, and Sita Airline. You can also book chopper for that but it is the little bit expensive.

Availability: 

Internet Connectivity: Wi-Fi is available for $3 to $5 an hour.  Mobile charging costs about $1.50 an hour.

Amenities:  Hot water/ Hot Shower, laundry, phone calls etc. will cost between $1 and $3.

Extra Tea and Coffee will charge in between $ 2 to $5.

Room Type: Rooms with attached Bathroom are available.

Trekking Equipment:  One can hire duffle and bags and sleeping bags which will cost around $5 to $7.  But some travel agencies will provide a duffle bag & sleeping bags it will be included in the cost.

At Lukla, you can get better facilities compared to the Lobuche, Dingboche, and Ghoreshep.

Lukla To Phakding-

Phakding and Dudh Koshi River

After landing at Lukla, we start trekking to Phakding. It takes 3-4 hour to reach phakding and it is a very easy trek because we go down to phakding. The altitude of phakding is 2400m where the altitude of Lukla is 2600m. On the day first, we go down to 200m which is so easy. On the way to Phakding from Lukla, you see the amazing greenery and view of villages of Everest Region. There are so many lodges in Phakding. So try to make your first stay of this beautiful Everest base camp trek at Phakding.

Availability: 

Internet Connectivity: Stable network,  Wifi available

Amenities: Hot water/ Hot Shower, laundry, phone calls available.

Room Type: Rooms with attached Bathroom are available.

Extra Tea and Coffee will charge in between $ 2 to $5.

Day -2

Phakding to Namche Bazar-

Namche Bazaar

On the day 2nd, the real trek start. This day, we need to climb up which is the little bit difficult. You will see the lots of footbridge in this way to Namche Bazar. It will take 7 to 8 hours to reach Namche Bazar depends on your speed and stamina. Namache Bazar is the main and biggest city/village of Everest Region. You can shop anything here like trekking equipment, medicines, food, clothes etc. if you forget to bring from Kathmandu. All products are the little bit expensive here compare than Lukla and Kathmandu. Because they need to order all products from Kathmandu by flight.

Availability: 

Internet Connectivity: Stable network,  Wifi available.

Amenities: Hot water/ Hot Shower, laundry, phone calls available.

Room Type: Rooms with attached Bathroom are available.

Extra tea and coffee will charge in between $2 to $5.

Day -3

Acclimatization at Namche Bazar-

Acclimatization at Namche Bazaar

There are lots of trekkers who face altitude sickness while trekking to Everest base camp and Kala pather. So it is better to stay for acclimatization after every 1000m treks. On this day, you can do shopping from Namche Bazar, visit the monastery, or do little bit trekking to Everest View Hotel, from where you can see a glimpse of Mount Everest.

Availability: 

Internet Connectivity: Stable network,  Wifi available

Amenities: Hot water/ Hot Shower, laundry, phone calls available.

Extra Tea and Coffee will charge in between $ 2 to $5.

Room Type: Rooms with attached Bathroom are available.

Day-4

Namache Bazar to Tengboche-

Tengboche

Tengboche Monastery

After the acclimatization at Namche Bazar, we start trek to Tengboche. It takes 5 to 6 hours to reach Tengboche from Namache bazar. You don’t need to climb up so much. The way to Tengboche is very beautiful. You will see lots of flowers on the way. As you already entered in Sagarmatha National Park, maybe you see some wildlife animals also which are very rare. After reaching Tengboche, You can visit Tengboche monastery which is the very famous monastery of the Everest region.

Availability: 

Internet Connectivity:  Stable network,  Wifi available.

Amenities:  Instead of a hot shower, Hot water is available to take bath.

Extra Tea and Coffee will charge in between $ 2 to $5.

Room Type: Rooms with attached Bathroom are available but they are unusable due to cold ice, water is hard to get.

Better prefers for the common one.

Day-5

Tengboche to Dingboche-

Dingboche

On the way to Dingboche

On the way to Dingboche from Tengboche, you trek alongside the Imza river. This way is so beautiful and you will see lots of scenic beauty here. It will take 5 to 6 hours to reach Dingboche. On this day, we need to climb only 400m which is good. You can take your lunch at Deboche which is 2 hours before Dingboche.

Availability: 

Internet Connectivity:   Rarely found the network.

Amenities:  Instead of a hot shower, Hot water is available to take bath.

Extra Tea and Coffee will charge in between $ 2 to $5.

Room Type: Rooms with attached Bathroom are available but they are unusable due to cold ice, water is hard to get.

Better prefers for the common one.

Day-6

Rest Day at Dingboche-

Dingboche

Acclimatize day at Dingboche

There are 2 major reasons you have to stop at Dingboche for 1 day. The first reason is acclimatization and another reason is to explore the Khumbu region. If you are not a regular trekker, so your body needs rest also after 2-3 days trek. On this day, you can explore the Dingboche village which is good and scenic, situated on the bank of Imza river. Another alternative option is if you are fit enough and want to add more adventure you can summit Nangkartshang peak.  It is a walkable peak and great half day excursion. 

Availability: 

Internet Connectivity:  Rarely found the network.

Amenities:  Instead of a hot shower, Hot water is available to take bath.

Extra Tea and Coffee will charge in between $ 2 to $5.

Room Type: Rooms with attached Bathroom are available but they are unusable due to cold ice, water is hard to get.

Better prefers for the common one.

Day-7

Dingboche to Lobuche 

Lobuche

It is the 650m climb for Lobuche from Dingboche. The way is good and scenic. You can easily reach Lobuche after 6-7 hours walking from Dingboche. You will see the plain way and rocky way as well. 

Availability: 

Internet Connectivity:  Rarely found the network, Not stable.

Amenities:  Instead of a hot shower, Hot water is available to take bath.

Extra Tea and Coffee will charge in between $ 2 to $5.

Room Type: Rooms with attached Bathroom are available but they are unusable due to cold ice, water is hard to get.

Better prefers for the common one.

Day -8

Lobuche to Everest Base Camp Trek Via Gorakshep-

Ghorakshep

Views of Ghoreshep from Kalapatthar

Gorakshep is the very famous destination for trekker who is doing trekking to Everest Base camp or Kala Pather. It is the point where you will go to both destinations. After the trek of 6 to 7 hours from Lobuche, we reach Gorakshep. After taking lunch at Gorakshep, we start trek to Everest Base Camp. It will take 2 hours to reach Mount Everest Base Camp from Gorakshep which is so beautiful journey because you will see the lots of glaciers and glimpse of Mount Everest on the way. After capturing lots of unforgettable memories at Everest base camp, we moved back to Gorakshep and stay there.

Availability: 

Internet Connectivity:  Not Available.

Amenities:  Instead of a hot shower, Hot water is available to take bath.

Extra Tea and Coffee will charge in between $ 2 to $5.

Room Type: All common rooms.

Day 9-

Gorakshep to Kalapatthar

Kalapatthar

Kalapatthar

Every trekker prefers to go as early as possible to start trek to Kalapather from Gorakshep for watching an awesome view of Mount Everest. You can start your trek to Kala Patthar in between 3 to 4:00 am in the morning to see the most beautiful sunrise in the Everest region. It will take 2 hours to reach Kalapather from Gorakshep and 1 hour to come back. 

Availability: 

Internet Connectivity:  Not Available.