EBC is a hike that can be done anytime of the year except for June-August which is the monsoon season so it is very difficult to go during these months. Peak season is in October as this offers the best weather, sunny and not too cold at night. This lasts till December when the winter season starts running through February. Winter season offers pretty cold nights and moderate temperatures in the morning of around 20c at lower altitudes and can reach to -10 at higher altitudes. March to May is when spring starts and the temperatures start to rise up to 30c with clear skies and blossoming flowers. April and May are the climbing season for mountaineers who are attempting higher mountains in the region especially Everest.
In the city you will be staying in the center of the Touristic area in Kathmandu where you will just step out of your hotel and find all the hussle and bussle of Kathmandu’s Thamel. Once you reach Lukla, you will be hiking from one village to the next and spending your nights in tea houses which are family owned guest houses for trekkers passing along the way. Rooms are double or triple with beds and blankets to keep you warm. All tea houses have a main room where all hikers gather for meals, briefing, playing card games or just to chill. They are all heated with a huge fireplace in the center so you will definitely be warm. All of them have wifi available for purchase as well as electricity (at an extra cost) for those who want to charge their cameras, phones...etc. Most of them also sell snacks, energy bars, juice and water.
During the hike, you will have 3 meals, all energy based to help give you the required nutrients for hiking around 7 hours a day. Breakfast and dinner are prepared by the tea houses and lunch is taken at other guest houses along the way while hiking. Nepali mountain food is very delicious and has its own flavor, we recommend you go for the Dhal Bat which is a typical Nepalese dish and very high on energy. Try to stay away from any meat during the hike.
To reach Everest Base Camp you don’t need to be an experienced hiker nor an olympic runner, but you do need to be fit enough to hike for 6-7 hours daily, sometimes going up stairs, sometimes slopes and sometimes just crossing bridges. It is not a super difficult hike but it’s not easy either so its’ better to be well prepared to be able to enjoy the hike more. The rewards you will get after completing each day will just keep you motivated for the next and push you towards the base camp.
Everest Base Camp stands at an altitude of 5,380m, which can be quite high for someone who hasn’t been at this altitude before. However, this trip is designed to help you acclimatise in the best way possible to avoid any altitude sickness problems. You will be gaining more altitude each day as you go higher but at a moderate speed so your body will have enough time to get accustomed to the lower oxygen levels
The scenery on this hike is breathtaking and indescribably beautiful. You will be passing along many ecosystems on this hike, this makes the hike a lot more interesting with a constant change in scenery.
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- Price based on 4 pax
- Meals as mentioned in the itinerary (Breakfast = B, Lunch = L, Dinner = D)
- Domestic flight from Kathmandu to Lukla (airport tax)
- All transport to and from destination
- All accommodation based on double basis
- Porters to carry all personal gear and group equipment
- Experienced English-speaking guide and first aid trained local guide
- Trekking permit
- All porters are first-aid trained with access to becoming a guide within the organization.
- International flight
- Visa Fee
- Excess baggage & Airport Taxes
- Single Supplement fee
- Personal & Travel insurance
- Bottled Beverages
- Gear rental available at additional cost (Let us know if you would need any)
- Tips and Gratuity
The EBC trek was a truly spectacular experience, through some of the most breathtaking terrains I have ever seen. The guides were amazing - friendly and highly experienced (our head guide summited Everest 4 times) - with Omar Samra leading the way. It was a challenging trek but the company made it highly enjoyable; our group was big, loud and full of energy all the way to the top :) I would highly recommend this experience to anyone.
An astonishing hike in the heart of Himalayas, a great renowned leader such as Omar, and supremely awesome company! what else you may wish for when you sign up for a hike! I enjoyed every bit and second of it
Trekking the Himalayas has been a dream for me for quite some time, finally I did it last May (2017) on Omar Samra's 10th year anniversary summiting Everest (that was definitely an honor to get to know him and hear about his journey while trekking the same route he walked 10 years ago). Obviously, it took me some 6 months to write the review (: but that was probably due to me digesting the trip - yes its that awesome! Personally I'm a different person after the EBC trek - so its literally a "life changing journey". EPIC is an understatement for the overall experience we all had - from the surreal views/terrains of the Himalayas to the Nepalese people to the WG team. On a more specific note, trekking EBC with WG gives you the best guides, porters, service and a very good level accommodation. One can easily notice the difference between our guides/assistant guides and others - the knowledge, service, professionalism and above all nice/witty and fun. I highly recommend visiting Nepal whether its EBC or any other trail - you'll definitely fall in love.