Hike to Everest Base Camp and reach some of the highest human settlements on Earth...
  • Group Size: 1-12 people
  • Min. Age: 12
  • Max. Altitude : 5550 m / 18209 ft
  • Arrival on: Kathmandu, Nepal
  • Departure from: Kathmandu, Nepal
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Trek to Mount Everest Base Camp, experience Sherpa's ethnic culture and witness some of the natural wonders of the world! Share the trail with mule caravans and yak trains. Cross high suspension bridges decorated with colourful prayer flags and simply get inspired by the stellar Himalayan views...


Everest Base Camp Trek is an unforgettable adventure that takes you to the base of the world's highest mountain, Mount Everest. Trek to Mount Everest Base Camp and marvel at the grand sights of the Himalayas. Snow covered mountains unfold at every bend, offering ample opportunities for great photography. As you trek along the ancient trail, discover charming old Buddhist Monasteries looming above Sherpa settlements. Walk beneath the shadows of four of the six highest peaks in the world and test your endurance.

What's in store for you on the trail?

Our Everest Base Camp Trekking itinerary offers you a fascinating teahouse trek. The first day of your Everest trek involves an easy hike from Lukla to Phakding.  Stop by the picturesque Sherpa settlements of Namche, Tengboche, and Pangboche en route to Everest Base Camp. Interact with the locals and experience their unique culture. The highlight of this trek is your visit to the base camp of Mount Everest.  If it’s a climbing season, meet mountaineers at EBC trying to scale Mount Everest. Moreover, the incredible hike up to Kala Patthar (5550m); the highest point of the trek; is sure to fuel your imagination. The frozen walls of Mount Pumori, Ama Dablam, Everest, Nuptse, and Lhotse surround this stunning viewpoint. Stand beneath some of the highest peaks in the world and celebrate your achievement with your team.

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This Mount Everest hike is perfect for anyone yearning for an epic journey to the base of the world’s tallest mountain. Join one of our fixed departures or allow us to customize this trip for you. Let our experienced local trek leader lead you on one of the most memorable journeys you will ever undertake!  Before you take this trip it's important for you to prepare and train yourself physically and mentally. Do some cardio, jog, climb stairs and go hiking.   

More interesting trails and ways to experience Everest

If you are looking for a challenging route then our Gokyo Valley Renjo La Pass Trek might just be right for you. And if you are strapped for time but still want to visit EBC, we recommend our popular Everest Heli Trek. Our Everest Heli Trek allows you to visit EBC and return to Lukla via helicopter.

Best Time To Go

The ideal seasons for Everest trekking are pre-monsoon (March to May) and post-monsoon (late September to December). Trekking in Autumn (post-monsoon) promises clear skies and stunning mountain vistas. In Spring (pre-monsoon) wildflowers will be in bloom and it would be divine to walk on alpine meadows filled with flowers and colorful rhododendron blooms. The higher you go the colder it’s going to be. Above 4000 meters, you can expect snow and temperatures to plummet below zero degrees. Nighttime temperatures can drop as low as -10 degrees.

Notice : Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu will remain closed from 10 PM to 8 AM starting from 1st April to 30th June, 2019 for runway extension work. Flights scheduled to and from Lukla during this period will be rerouted to Ramechhap Airport. 

Why Everest Base Camp Trek?

  • Walk beneath the immense shadows of eight-thousanders - Mount Everest (locally known as Sagarmatha), Lhotse, Cho Oyu & Makalu
  • Hike to Kala Patthar, the most popular viewpoint in Everest Region and gaze at the icy summits of 8000-meter peaks
  • Get acquainted with Himalayan mountain culture and Sherpa hospitality
  • Enter the sacred portals of ancient Buddhist monasteries
  • Weave your way past rare Himalayan flora and fauna at Sagarmatha National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site

 Is this trip suitable for you?

  • If you are reasonably healthy, can climb stairs and you have no trouble walking for a couple of hours, then you can easily do this trek.
  • You spend 11 days on the trail. Each day’s walk lasts for about 5 to 6 hours.
  • The route is gentle with some steep portions and downhill descents. You walk on an unpaved gravel path. No technical maneuvers involved, just easy walking.
  • While trekking there will be an elevation gain of 400 to 600 metres each day.
  • The highest point you will reach during your trek is Kala Patthar at 5,550m.
  • You will stop for food and rest at local mountain lodges .
  • This trip is ideal for hikers who are used to trekking on hilly terrain.

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Accommodation for 11 nights in the mountain is included in this package. You will be staying at clean and cozy local teahouses run by the locals. Everest Region has well-developed facilities for trekkers. Most of the teahouses up to Namche offer hot showers, wi-fi, rooms with en suite bathrooms and variety of meals. On the trail we use these lodges - Mountain Resort in Phakding, Hotel Namche in Namche, Tashi Delek Lodge in Tengboche, Hotel Countryside in Dingboche,Himalayan Eco resort in Lobuche, Everest Inn at Gorak Shep, The Edelweiss in Pheriche and Lukla Nombur Hotel in Lukla. 

Your stay at Kathmandu is not included in this package. Kathmandu offers a wide selection of accommodation options, from luxurious five star establishments to budget hotels. If you are searching for a 3-star category hotel in Kathmandu then we highly recommend Oasis Kathmandu Hotel. It is centrally located in Thamel, near the former royal palace and major sightseeing places. Please send us a request if you want us to book rooms for you. 
 
Accommodation will be on twin-sharing basis. If traveling alone, you will share the room with someone of the same sex. In case you need a single room, it will be available at an extra cost. Just click on the ‘single supplement’ tab while booking your trip. Please be informed, single rooms are readily available in Kathmandu and at lower elevations while trekking; but at higher reaches it is very difficult to get a single room.
 

Meals

No meals included in this package (except for farewell dinner). There are many restaurants in Kathmandu serving international food. If you need any help choosing a restaurant, do let us know. We will be more than happy to oblige. While trekking you will be stopping for meals at local teahouses. Items on offer include dal-bhat (rice, lentils, curry), momo, Tibetan bread, chapattis, noodles, pizza, pancake etc.

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Accommodation

Accommodation in Kathmandu and on the trail is included in your package. Spend 2 nights in Kathmandu at the luxurious Hotel Shanker, a 4 star establishment. The hotel is a renovated 19th century Rana Palace, once the royal residence of the erstwhile queen of Nepal, Queen Aishwarya. The hotel features well-appointed rooms, spa, fitness centre, swimming pool, restaurants, bar etc.

While trekking you will be staying at these community-run mountain lodges- Mountain Resort in Phakding, Hotel Namche in Namche, Tashi Delek Lodge in Tengboche, Hotel Countryside in Dingboche, Himalayan Eco resort in Lobuche, Everest Inn at Gorak Shep, The Edelweiss in Pheriche and Lukla  Nombur Hotel in Lukla.
 
Accommodation is arranged on a twin-sharing basis. If travelling solo, you get to share the room with a fellow traveller of the same gender. Single room will be available on request, at added cost. If you need a single room please do click on the ‘single supplement’ tab while booking this trip. It may be easy to get a single room in Kathmandu and at lower elevations while trekking. But at higher elevations it’s difficult to get a single room. 
 

Meals

Meals while trekking is included in the package cost. While breakfast and dinner will be served at the teahouse you will be staying in, lunch will be at one of the teahouses en route. Keep yourself energized with local food - Dal-Bhat (rice, lentils, curry), momo, Tibetan bread, chapattis etc, or choose an international platter (apple pie, pancake, pizza, mac & cheese, toast, noodles etc.). Except for breakfast (at the hotel you are staying at) and welcome and farewell dinners, meals in Kathmandu is  not included in the trip cost. 


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Day to Day Itinerary

Arrival on: Kathmandu, Nepal | Departure from: Kathmandu, Nepal

DAY 1:

Arrival in Kathmandu (1,400m/4593ft) & Trek Preparation expand

On arrival our representative will meet you at the airport and escort you to your hotel. After checking in, meet your trek leader and other team members. A briefing on your upcoming adventure will follow. Clear your doubts if you have any.  Check your gear, do some last minute shopping or stroll down Thamel, a prominent tourist hub.

We recommend you to schedule your arrival to Kathmandu in the morning or during day time. This will give you ample time to rest and recover from jet lag before you begin your Everest Adventure. Note you have an early morning flight to catch for Lukla tomorrow. Arriving early (to Kathmandu) will also allow you to attend the pre-trek briefing.Overnight in Kathmandu.

DAY 2:

Fly Kathmandu to Lukla (2,840m/9,318ft), Trek to Phakding (2,610m/8,563ft) expand
Distance: 35 minutes flight, 3 - 4 hours trek

Today you fly to Lukla. Your Everest adventure begins with a thrilling flight to Lukla, a charming mountainside Sherpa settlement. Once in Lukla meet the rest of the crew and begin your trek. Walk through Chauri Kharka village and descend towards Dudh Koshi river. The scenic trail follows the bank of the river until Phakding(2,610m), a small Sherpa village nestled in the verdant Dudh Koshi Valley. If you are not too tired, stroll around the village and interact with the locals or head to one of the cafes and enjoy a hot brew or a drink. Overnight in Phakding.

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DAY 3:

Trek Phakding to Namche Bazar (3,440m/11,286ft) expand
Walking Distance: 5-6 hours

Set off to Namche Bazaar, better known as the “Sherpa Capital” of Nepal. The track crosses over the milky glacial river of Dudh Koshi. Walk above a suspension bridge, and the beautiful pine forest up to Monjo. Get your permits ready for a check after approaching the entrance to Sagarmatha National Park. Trek further down alongside to Dudh Koshi River up to Jorsale. After some rest it is a bit of a tough climb up the hill till Namche Bazaar, the economic hub of Everest Region. Brace yourself as you catch the first glimpse of Everest in all its glory. Overnight in Namche Bazaar.

DAY 4:

At Namche - Acclimatisation Day (3,440m/11,286ft) expand

Spend a day at Namche Bazaar. This is your first acclimatization day. As you reach higher your body needs to get acclimatised to the thin air at higher altitudes. Known as the Sherpa capital, the settlement is the economic hub of the Everest Region. Namche’s ‘Saturday Market’ is famous throughout Khumbu. Traders from as far as Tibet come to Namche to sell their wares at the Saturday Market. Mingle with the genial locals or hike up to any of the vantage points for incredible views of the Himalayas. An uphill ascent to Everest View Hotel serves as a good acclimatisation climb while offering you close up views of Mount Everest, Thamserku and Ama Dablam. Want to know more about the Himalayas and Himalayan culture? Head to the Hillary Mountain Museum and the Sherpa Culture Museum. Overnight in Namche Bazaar

DAY 5:

Trek Namche to Tengboche (3,870m/12,697ft) expand
Walking Distance: 5 - 6 hours

Today’s trail offers breathtaking views of the Himalayan ranges. Everest, Nuptse, Lhotse, Ama Dablam, Thamserku and Kwangde are some of the Himalayan giants you will see while you trek. Today’s trek ends at the Sherpa village of Tengboche. Tengboche Monastery, the largest Buddhist monastery in Khumbu region, looms over the village. Visit the monastery and feel the calmness of the place descend over you. Listen to the trance inducing hum and chants of the monks. Moreover, the golden rays of the sun brushing over the snowy mountains during sunrise and sunset is not to be missed. Overnight in Tengboche.

DAY 6:

Trek Tengboche to Dingboche (4,400m/14,436ft) expand
Walking Distance: 5 - 6 hours

You cross over to the plains towards Pangboche. The village has the biggest settlement of Sherpas in the region. The typical Sherpa village ambience and the local food will keep you amused! If you want you can hike to the Pangboche monastery which is one of the oldest in the region. In the afternoon head towards Dingboche. Overnight in Dingboche.

DAY 7:

At Dingboche to Acclimatisation Day (4,400m/14,436ft) expand

We take a day off in Dingboche to acclimatise to the high altitude. A popular stop for trekkers and climbers headed to Mount Everest, Ama Dablam or ImjaTse, there’s a lot to do here. You can take a leisurely stroll through the village or hike to any of the neighboring hills for great views of Makalu, Lhotse, Cholatse, Tawache and Ama Dablam. Overnight  in Dingboche.

DAY 8:

Trek Dingboche to Lobuche (4,900m/16,076ft) expand
Walking Distance: 5 - 6 hours

Continue on over craggy mountain terrain to reach Lobuche, a small settlement with outstanding views of Lobuche, Pumori and Nuptse. En route stop for lunch at the small village of  Thukla (4600m). Lobuche is made up of a small number of local homes and teahouses offering basic facilities. The nights are going to get colder, so it is wise to cover yourself up as you are now almost three miles above sea level. Overnight in Lobuche.

DAY 9:

Trek Lobuche to Gorak Shep (5,140m/16,864ft) (Optional Visit to EBC (5,365m/17,602ft) or Kala Patthar (5,550m/18,209ft) for sunset expand
Walking Distance: 15km (6-8 hours)

Start the day with a relatively easy trek from Lobuche to Gorak Shep. After reaching Gorak Shep you can hike up to either Everest Base Camp or Kala Patthar. Please inform your guide where you want to head to so that he can make the arrangements beforehand.

As the popular viewpoint of Kala Patthar lies towards the west the sunset views are pretty amazing from this vantage point. The sun turns into an orange globe just before sunset and lights up the mountains, including Mount Everest in a fiery orange glow. Kala Patthar is the highest point of your trek at 5545 metres. Since the summit of Mount Everest is not visible from Everest Base Camp, trekkers usually hike to Kala Patthar to get a close up view of the world’s tallest peak. Kala Patthar  is surrounded by icy walls of Mount Pumori, Everest, Nuptse, Lhotse. Watch the fiery rays of the sun lighting the rocky pinnacle of Mount Everest from atop the Kala Patthar.  Later, return to Gorak Shep. Overnight in Gorak Shep.

DAY 10:

Trek Gorak Shep to Pheriche (4,220m/13,845ft)- AM: Hike to EBC or Kala Patthar (5550m/18,209ft) expand
Walking Distance: 8 - 9 hours

If you visited Kala Patthar the previous day, this morning you head to EBC and vice versa. Wake up early and take the Everest Base Camp route. Walk alongside the Khumbu Glacier. There are loose stones and gravel and you should be careful where you step. The stunning Khumbu Glacier and icefall, located on the slopes of Everest will leave you awe-struck. At the final ascent to the Everest Base Camp, the views are out of this world; an ideal place to take ‘selfies’. If you happen to make this trek during climbing season, you may get the chance to meet some famous climbers or celebrities attempting an Everest ascent. Later, return to Gorak Shep and head down towards Pheriche. Overnight in Pheriche.

DAY 11:

Trek Pheriche to Namche (3,440m/11,286ft) expand
Walking Distance: 5 - 6 hours

It is comparatively an easy downhill trek from Pheriche to Tengboche. After an hour of scaling a hill, by late afternoon you will reach Namche Bazaar. Soak in the experiences and take a good night’s rest. Overnight in Namche.

DAY 12:

Trek Namche to Lukla (2,840m/9,318ft) expand
Walking Distance: 16km. 6 - 8 hours

Day 12 brings you to Lukla again. After breakfast, trek towards the Hillary Suspension Bridge and then through several local villages till Lukla. In Lukla you can celebrate your conquest! This would officially be your last night in the mountains. We are sure you will experience the joy and celebrate the bonds that you have made. Overnight in Lukla.

DAY 13:

Fly Lukla to Kathmandu (1,400m/4,593ft) expand
Duration: Flight: 35 minutes

The scenic flight from Lukla to Kathmandu is like a dessert after a heavy dinner. After landing in Kathmandu you will be escorted to your hotel. Take some rest. In the evening celebrate the completion of your adventure with a complimentary farewell dinner at a traditional Nepali restaurant. Overnight in Kathmandu.

DAY 14:

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Our representative will drop you off at the airport three hours before your flight is scheduled to depart. Let us know if you wish to explore more of the Himalayas. We have a vast array of itineraries to amazing destinations for travelers bitten by the travel bug, just like you!

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On "Day 9" you have the option to hike either to Everest Base Camp or Kala Patthar. If you visit Kala Patthar on "Day 9" you trek to EBC the next morning and vice versa. Please let your guide know where you want to head to first so that he can make arrangements beforehand.

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  • Airport pick up & drop off service for international and domestic flights
  • All ground transportation by comfortable private vehicle as per the itinerary
  • Accommodation in Kathmandu at a 4 star hotel, with breakfast
  • Teahouse accommodation during the trek
  • Clean and comfortable tea-house accommodation during the trek
  • Three daily meals (breakfast, lunch and dinner) with tea/coffee during the trek
  • Domestic flight (Kathmandu-Lukla-Kathmandu).
  • Professional, English-speaking, government-licensed, trained in first-aid Trek Leader (Guide), Assistant Trekking Guide (5 trekkers: 1 assistant guide).
  • Sherpa porters to carry luggage (Porter service -2 Trekkers:1 Porter)
  • Staff costs including their salary, insurance, equipment, food, transportation and accommodation.
  •  Sagarmatha National Park Entry Fee and Community Fee.
  • Complimentary Farewell dinner at a traditional Nepali restaurant.
  • Complimentary Welcome and Farewell dinner at a traditional Nepali restaurant.
  • First Aid kit and essential medicines (paracetamol, diamox etc.) carried by the Trek Leader.
  • Third Rock Adventures' T-shirt and map
  • Third Rock Adventures’ T-shirt, Duffel bag and trekking map.
  • All Local and Government taxes, administrative charges

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  • All Meals  (except farewell dinner)
  • Accommodation in Kathmandu 
  • Extra night accommodation in Kathmandu in case of early arrival or late departure.
  • Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu (except welcome and farewell dinner)
  • Nepal Visa fee.
  • Travel and medical insurance.
  • International flights
  • Excess baggage fee. Baggage allowance for Lukla flight is 15kg (10kg check-in baggage + 5 kg hand baggage).
  • Personal expenses (laundry, drinks, beverages, snacks, phone calls, extra porters, battery recharge, bottle or boiled water, souvenirs, hot showers etc.)
  • Personal trekking gear and equipment. Down jacket and sleeping bag(available on hire)
  • Tips for guide, porter and driver (tipping is expected)
  • Any unseen expenses due to circumstances beyond our control (natural calamities, strike etc.)
  • Expenses not listed in the ‘Price Includes’ section

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Gabriella Wagner
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Jun 12, 2019

Trekking to Everest with friends

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It’s really tough to put down Everest Base Camp trek into words; I will try my best. I opted to go trekking with a local company because even if you book with an international company, local company will be operating the tour. Why not book directly with a local company! I came across Third Rock Adventures’ Everest Base Camp product which was well designed. I inquired about the trek and they were quick with responses. They assisted me to prepare the trek, even suggested ways to prepare for the trek along with necessities to pack for the trek. I didn’t want to over pack. I and a couple of friends were trekking in the Himalayas for the first time so we had a lot of questions which they duly answered. The representative of the company was waiting for us on arrival, checked into the hotel and after relaxing we met our guide. He briefed us about the trek and his expertise made us more confident. Before the trek we went sightseeing; Kathmandu has pretty cool ancient architectures. After a thrilling flight to Lukla, we started the trek. Personally, I felt liberating to be in the mountains and the trek gave us a lot of time to talk, laugh, share, and enjoy each other’s company. I had watched enough videos on YouTube and was skeptical if I would enjoy the trek. After doing the trek I can surely say I loved every bit of it and doing it with friends enriched that experience. The cool breeze, the chilly wind, the sound of the river, swaying prayer flags and excitement on the first sight of Everest, I can go on with the list! Mount Ama Dablam is a beauty, and it deserves a lot more praises. The altitude really makes walking a difficult task. We had each other’s back and pushed each other to the base camp and back. It will be that memory which would be part of our group chat for long. Also, we wanted to relax a few days in Pokhara and they seamlessly incorporated our preferences into an itinerary. Amazing team highly recommend them guys!
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Trekking poles will become your best friend and don't think highly of food looking at the menu. Pizza and pasta don't taste as it would back home!

Jacob Cohen
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May 30, 2019

From Wall Street to EBC

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I was so invested in building my career that I had not taken a vacation for almost three years. Working for a real estate firm in Wall Street without a break left me burnt out and struggling with insomnia. That’s when my family and physician told me strongly that it’s high time I took a break. With no fixed destinations in mind I trawled the internet looking for inspiration. I randomly chose a few tours and treks and sent a few enquiries. The first reply that I received was from Third Rock Adventures. I had enquired about their Everest Base Camp Trek and they sent me a detailed response. They explained clearly about the physical and mental challenges that I would face on the mountains and how I should train my body before taking this trip. They also offered a couple of easy options (treks). But after reading the experiences and watching vlogs of those who had done this trek, I decided I wanted to do this particular trek. Though I had sent enquiries to some international travel companies too, I finally went with Third Rock because they sounded sincere and genuinely seemed to care about what I wanted.

Getting to Everest Base Camp, I tell you was not easy. But it was worth all the sweat and physical hardships. It was worth flying thousands of miles to do it. It sounds clichéd but the mountains are really beautiful. The trek brought me close to nature and reminded me about the beauty of small things; like how comforting it is to feel the breeze and sit under the shade of a tree on a hot day. I would say the highlight of my trip was not reaching EBC but the journey itself, the people I met on the way and the places we crossed. The contentment and happiness of the local people that I met on the trail has made me revaluate my life goals. Thanks to Third Rock Adventures for organizing this inspirational trip for me. A shout out to Deepack and Giri too, my guide and porter on the trial without whose support and encouragement I wouldn’t have made it to base camp. A five star to this company and its people!

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Archie Turner
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May 26, 2019

Everest trek

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Everest Base Camp trek was once in a lifetime experience. The trek wasn’t easy but the spectacular views made it a rewarding trip. The view of Everest from Kalapatthar was overwhelming. We were blessed to have a pretty much decent weather. It was nice to have someone handle all the logistics and I could just enjoy the trek and soak into the beauty of the region. Thank you to the team of Third Rock Adventures for making my trip memorable.

Trekking to Everest is awesome and if you are thinking of doing it then go for it. It's worth your time and money.

Victor Larsen
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May 22, 2019

Memories for a lifetime

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Just returned back from an awesome Everest Base Camp trek. We were family of four and it was once in a lifetime experience of trekking to Everest. We took a risk of trekking with a local company and it paid off really well. The team took care of us well from the day we arrive till departure. The trek to Everest base camp was simply amazing and watching the gorgeous Everest in front of your eyes is overwhelming. Oh man! Everest shines like gold when sunrises over the mountains. Special mention goes to the Mt. Ama Dablam which keeps your mesmerized while trekking to Everest.

we were moderately fit people, not athletes; if we can do it then so can you. Don't procrastinate just go for it!

George Bryan
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Apr 29, 2019

Awesome Everest Base Camp Trek

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I am not athletic in real life and my trek to Everest Base Camp was a questionable act. With the guidance of our guide, I successfully made it to Everest Base Camp and I added it to the list of my accomplishments. I have fear of heights and suspension bridges really scare me. Initially, I was very scared to walk on the bridge and I only used to look down while crossing it. Instead, our guide told me to look ahead which really made a difference. I started enjoying the suspension bridges. It was much more amazing than I envisioned. I loved the chocolate cake they served in Namche Bazzar. If I ever trek in Nepal again it will surely be with Third Rock Adventures!

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It was in my bucket list for a long time
Conquering my fear of walking on suspension bridges

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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

No, the summit of Mount Everest is not visible from Everest Base Camp.  Rising above 8000 metres, the mountain is just too gigantic to be viewed in its entirety from its base. The summit of Everest can be viewed from Kala Patthar and from places en route to EBC. If you want to view Mount Everest without having to trek to Everest region, you can do it by driving to Nagarkot, taking an Everest Mountain Flight and an Everest Base Camp HelicopterTour. The best view you get of Mount Everest is from Kala Patthar. 

 Your Everest Base Camp Trek cost depends largely on the type of services you seek. If you want to go solo(without using the services of an agency and without guide or porters) it may cost you a lot less but you may have a lot to deal with. Like getting the permits, finding a suitable place to stay and eat at each stop or figuring out whether you are on the right trail.

Booking with a trusted company like Third Rock Adventures may cost you a little more but this will make your travel less stressful. Booking with us will save you a lot of hassle and ensure a smooth trip. For this trek we offer two packages - Standard and Deluxe. Do check the price include and exclude section to find out  the kind of services you can avail on each of these packages.  You can select the package which suits your requirements and book your trip.  

These are the best months to do this trek, as the weather is mild and the temperatures range from 12 to 15 degrees. The skies generally remain clear and the days are pleasant and warm. You can expect an occassional spring shower and hazy weather during April. The mountain views are stunning in September, as there is more snow on the mountains. Nights can be freezing as the temperture dips after sun down. 

No, it is not possible to include a camp night at the EBC. The only campers at the Base Camp are the expedition teams, who are preparing to summit Mount Everest. Also there are no lodges at the Everest Base Camp, and the temperatures could drop to subzero during the night. It will be more comfortable for you to stay at the lodge in Gorak Shep. 

Yes, you can book a Solo trek if you wish. We offer both Private and Group joining options to our clients. Travelling solo with just your guide and porter will give you more space and flexibility while trekking. You can walk at your own pace and stop at places to photograph as you wish. However joining a group will help you  bring down the cost of your trip.   


QUESTION AND ANSWER

Is there an issue with flights to Lukla in April? I have been told they are no longer departing at Kathmandu? What about Tara Air’s flights? Can you advise please? Our departure is on 8th April.

 Airport authorities at Tribhuvan International Airport have notified that from 1st April to 30th June, 2019 the airport will remain closed from 10PM to 8AM for runway maintenance work. As flights to Lukla are scheduled in the early hours, private airline companies (including Tara Air) have decided to conduct their flights to Lukla from Manthali Airport in Ramechhap. The airport lies about four hours’ drive from Kathmandu. If you already booked your trip with us you need not worry, as we will drive you to the airport at no extra cost. If you have booked your tickets directly with the airline company you will have to contact them to find out about their transportation arrangement. 

We have heard that the international airport of Kathmandu will undergo renovation and maintenance between April-June 2019. How will you operate the flights to Lukla if the airport is under maintenance? Will this alter our Everest Base Camp trek in anyway?

You are absolutely right that the international airport will undergo renovation and maintenance between April to June 2019. All the flights to Lukla from Kathmandu, booked within this time frame will not be hampered.  A slight change has been implemented; instead of flying from Kathmandu to Lukla, all clients will be driven to Ramechhap airport from Kathmandu and then they will fly from here to Lukla and vice- versa. The drive from Kathmandu to Ramechhap is 4 to 5 hours.

Example: Kathmandu/ Ramechhap>>Lukla>>Ramechhap/Kathmandu. see more information

How to reach Ramechhap (Manthali) Airport by Road ( to know more watch VIDEO 6.17 minutes)

This slight change will not affect your itinerary in anyway. Everything will move forward as planned.

Alternatively, one can also opt for the classic  Everest Base Camp Trek which normally commences from the small town of Jiri or Salleri. This infact is the oldest route to Everest Base Camp and has been used by many famous mountaineers before the airport in Lukla was built. IF you choose the classic route, you will also get an opportunity to view the lower hills of solu region, which has been ignored by many over the years ever since Lukla became the gateway to Everest.

What is it like at Everest Base Camp during our spring trek?

 Spring and Autumn are the two main trekking seasons. Spring is also the season when many climbers try to summit their chosen mountains in the Himalayas. Trekking to Everest Base Camp during spring season will be much warmer then trekking in autumn. There will be wildflowers on the way and the rhododendron trees will be in full bloom. The trail to Tengboche and Deboche will be lined with red, pink and white rhododendron shrubs. 

When you hike to Everest Base Camp you will be greeted with a cheerful sight. Colourful tents of expedition groups will be propped up in the barren landscape. The place will be a hive of activity. Sherpas will be busy trying to fix ropes while many climbers will be on the Khumbu Icefall honing their skills. You can pop into one of the tents of the expedition groups and say hello, who knows you might come across a celebrity or a famous adventurer. 
What are the chances of getting AMS in Everest Base Camp Trek?
Altitude Mountain Sickness usually occurs due to lack of oxygen on high altitude region, usually above 8000 ft/2500m. In order to avoid altitude sickness, we have plenty of acclimatization days so that you can acclimatize properly before heading to a higher altitude. In case of a severe attack of AMS, we will bring you down immediately to lower altitude.

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