- Fabulous views of Mount Everest along with neighboring mountains like Makalu, Lhotse, Nuptse, Thamserku, Khumbila, Lola, Ama Dablam, Khumbu Ice fall and hundreds of other Himalayan peaks throughout most part of the trek
- Exciting climb of Kala Patthar for stunning Himalayan views & hike to the Everest base camp, base camp of the world’s highest mountain
- A Sherpa Culture trek through the villages of world famous climbers following the footsteps of Sir Edmund Hillary
- An insight to Buddhism and Buddhist culture, visit to ancient Buddhist monasteries
- Fully supported trek with experienced and knowledgeable English speaking trekking leader
- Ample acclimatization days built in
- Exciting Himalayan Mountain flight from Kathmandu to Lukla
- City tours in Kathmandu through the major UNESCO World heritage sites, Pashupatinath, Boudhanath, Durbar Square and Swayambhunath
Everest Base Camp Trek is the most majestic and picturesque walk in the Himalaya culminating to the base of the world’s highest mountain, Mt. Everest. Everest base camp trek falls in the bucket list of most fervent trekkers because it is an adorable walk with grand views of great Himalayan giants. In the Himalayan ambiance we sense the natural and cultural charm of colorful rhododendron forests, cultural Sherpa villages, ancient monasteries, roaring rivers, prayer flags swathed suspension bridges, gigantic glaciers, enormous ice falls. Its a carnival in the Sherpa heartland in the stage of Himalaya adorned beautifully by the floras and faunas of Sagarmatha National Park.
Our Everest Base Camp Trek program begins with your arrival, reception and transfer to your hotel the first day. The second day is scheduled to explore around Kathmandu’s exotic heritage sites overflowed with Stupas, temples, monuments and medieval royal palaces. Actual Everest Base Camp Trek starts on the third day after a brief adventurous flight to Lukla. We trek through several Sherpa villages like Phakding, Namche Bazaar, Tengboche, Dingboche, Lobuche and finally reach Everest Base Camp. We also visit Kala Patthar for beautiful sunset/sunrise view over the Himalayan range. After striking the goal, i.e. the Everest Base Camp and Kala Patthar we return back same route pleased by the buzz of having seen Everest at exceptionally close quarters.
Is Everest Base Camp Trek for me?
Yes, you qualify Everest Base Camp trek if you have reasonable fitness and ability to walk through steep gradients both up and down for about average 4-6 hours a day (however, some days need more walk, such as the day you reach Everest base camp). You can complete Everest base camp trek successfully even without prior high altitude trekking experience if you are fit and prepare yourself with adequate pre-trek trainings and have strong determination. Slow and steady is the key to achieving and enjoying your EBC trek. Prepare with cardiovascular training several times a week: cycling, swimming, hill climbing and lots of walking. Without training, you will find the Everest Base Camp Trek less enjoyable – and we want you to enjoy it and have the time of your life! Everyone has different strengths and weaknesses, and to fulfill every Everest dream, we have EBC express trek -14 days along with slower paced EBC – 20 days.
Come and join on our Everest Base Camp Trek program to explore mountains and valleys, to enjoy the jaw-dropping Himalayan scenery, to rest in teahouses run by local Sherpa families, to learn about tradition and cultures of world famous Sherpas, to get an insight to Buddhism through ancient vibrant monasteries, and to reach the legendary viewpoint of Kalapatthar and the historical Everest Base Camp.
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We used Icicles Adventure for our Everest Base Camp Trek. You access to Himalayan region from crowded and bustling Kathmandu in a tiny airplane that offers stunning view of Himalayas. This is a wonderful lead up to what you will see. Our trekking guide Shiva was very professional and passionate towards hiking. He holds great knowledge on trekking trails, has good local relations and knows every culture, rituals of Sherpas along with tips and tricks to make this journey extra special.It was really on my knees while we were trekking from Gorakshep to EBC and next early morning hike to Kalapthher. I thought I can’t make it next morning, but encouraging words of Shiva and seeing other passionate people around boosted my energy making this EBC trek a 100% success. One thing that I would like to mention is that our porters were on with good trekking shoes while I could see guys from other companies carrying loads with slippers, so I knew that I had chosen the right company that looks after their team well. Another highlight of our trek was glacier walk at EBC. After all how often do you get the chance to walk on a glacier? Well worth the money and effort. I would highly recommend Icicles for all travelers looking forward for EBC trek in Nepal.
We selected Icicles Adventure after contacting few other companies based on Indira’s specific answers to our questions and we never regretted. Everything that was under their control was perfectly organized. Hari picked us up in the airport, brought us to the hotel and even organized a sightseeing day tour in Kathmandu the next day. Very friendly and professional guide Tika was assigned as our guide for our Everest Base camp trek. The guide spoke good English and our trek was very enjoyable. Our porters were hardworking and were careful on service at their part. My son (15) and my wife experienced some altitude sickness symptoms at Dingboche. Tika told us that it’s typical to get some symptoms, and we can wait as see if my son and wife could overcome the sickness until next day which was a rest day at Dingboche. Tika contacted back to Kathmandu to get ready with helicopter in case we needed. Fortunately, they both felt better next day and finally all three of us were able to reach Everest Base camp. We are so happy and satisfied with Icicles Adventure team. Tika did everything he could to make our trek enjoyable, with utmost professionalism and courtesy. Back to Kathmandu, we had an amazing dinner with Hari, Tika and Indira where we enjoyed the great local food and folk dance show. My sincerest thanks to Icicles Adventure Team and I highly recommend them.
Thank you Dania for your review. Thank you so much.
A classic trip and an enlightening experience! Everest Base Camp trek is a must do trek. Though mentally and physically challenging, the well organized trip to Everest Base Camp with Icicles Adventures and knowledgeable guides, the trip was fun and memorable. It’s all about amusement, endurance, pushing yourself to the limit and feel of achievement after reaching to the vicinity of the tallest Everest. Listen to your guides, drink a lot of water and be positive you’ll be less likely to get altitude sickness.Have a bit of physical preparation and go for Everest Base Camp trek. Saw some trekkers in their 50s doing the trek so I guess you can do it as well. Icicles Adventures is recommended. This challenging and rewarding trip shall leave with good memories. Carry a packed camera with zoom lenses if you don’t wanna miss the natural extravaganza. Be hydrated, follow instructions of your guide and go slow in the trek.
My girlfriend and I chose Icicles Adventure for our trekking to Everest Base camp in September. The company is great, very professional with excellent services. Indira is very professional, answering very quickly all our doubts via e-mail before the trip. We felt safe and comfortable since our first contact with the staff at the airport. Our guide Raj was the best!!! He is very knowledgeable about the trekking, so friendly, attentive and took great care of us, and always ready to answer our questions, give us advices, he is also very funny and we had a great time! Our porter was also so lovely and friendly. We were so relaxed and comfortable during the trek, we knew we were in very good hands. The trekking to Everest Base camp is amazing and people are really nice! We will never forget our experience in Nepal.
Thank you all from Icicles Adventure Treks for this incredible trip!
We experienced Everest Base Camp trekking which has become a trip of lifetime. From the very first email I sent, they were quick in replying the mails and solving my inquiries beforehand. We were met by company’s owner Hari Shrestha and our trekking guide Shiva at airport terminals and gave short briefing about the Everest base camp trek on our way to hotel. Upon arrival, they offered down jacket, duffel bag and Icicles Tshirt with welcome drinks.
Shiva was professional and knew what he was up to. He was well versed in the culture and mountain environment based on his substantial experience leading trekking tours over the past decades with over 50 trips done. After the trip was over and we were back in Kathmandu, he took my wife and I out to the Thamel streets for shopping. I would highly recommend Icicles Adventure for all looking for Everest base camp trekking in Nepal.
I just returned from Everest Base Camp Trek which was organized through Hari from Icicles Adventure. From the very first e-mail sent to the farewell dinner in Kathmandu I have nothing but praise for the company and whole Icicles team. Everything was arranged professionally and I encountered no problems. Hari arranged for airport pickups, a first class hotel, a perfect city guide for our sightseeing in Kathmandu and a professional trekking guide Bheg Gurung.
Everest Base Camp Trek was not like walk in a park, I was well aware of altitude sickness but still it affected me at after crossing Dingboche. However, Bheg knew even before me that I was not feeling well, so we take rest at Dingboche for extra day and after my body started to acclimatize the conditions, we commenced our Everest Base Camp Trek. So, I would like to recommend all the potential visitors to Everest base camp that allocate at least couple of extra days in your plan for contingencies.
With the support of Bheg and our porter Krishna we made it Everest base camp and managed to view best views of Everest from Kalapathhar also. I have no hesitation in recommending Icicles Adventure Treks for all your trips to Nepal. Just have fun, enjoy your time in beautiful country of Nepal as much as I did, believe me whole Icicles team I met took care of me like a family and I am sure they will make your holiday a lifetime experience.
Me and four of my friends had the most fantastic time at Everest base camp trek with Icicles. From the very first day our enquiries and booking was straightforward and Indira in the office quickly responded our emails. On arriving in Kathmandu we were warmly welcomed by company owner Hari Shrestha and took us to our hotel through crowded city of Kathmandu.
During our Everest Base Camp Trek journey, we were off next day for sightseeing around cultural city of Kathmandu to all the world heritage sights and our guide was proficient and knowledgeable. We met our trekking guide Shiva and taken to the airport for our flight to lukla. Shiva took care of us from this point; he knew everything about local areas, Himalayas, routes and local peoples also. Rajkumar our porter did a great job carrying our gear and was an all round really nice guy. We could not have asked for better service on the mountain and by the end of the trip we had a blast party with farewell dinner. Our favorite and accomplishing part was stepping at base camp of top of the world; the view from Kalapathhar was also captivating. It was never seen before Himalayan views specially of Everest.
Also I would like to add on some tips for Everest Base Camp Trek here. Climb Kalapathhar in afternoon when sun in on Everest and get the best sunset views from top of Kalapathhar. Take good care of your health, know altitude sickness and most important of all book with experienced and professional trekking company like Icicles Adventure Treks. The reason we chose Icicles was because they were a Nepalese based company with good reputation and we feel we made a great choice. Thanks Icicles and your whole team.
1. Why did you choose Icicles Adventure Treks & Tours?
Well customized itinerary that exactly met my requirements. Ability to provide detailed information promptly.
2. How would you rate their overall service?
3. Would you please write your overview comments on your Everest Base camp trek organized by Icicles Adventure?
This Everest Base camp trek was a birthday gift from my wife and I wanted to reach Everest Base Camp on my birthday but I could not make that due to my own personal reasons. The overall trip went well with outmost care of our guide, Shiva and other members of Icicles Adventure Team. Timings for pick up were punctual. The services were good in general. The choices of accommodations were comfortable and clean. I extend my thanks to Indira, Hari, Shiva, Kancha, Tika for putting together a wonderful trip. THANK YOU for a job well done, you have exceed my expectations.
4. What was the most memorable part of your Everest Base camp Trek Holiday?
I loved every second of the trip, but two things really stood out. The first was seeing Mt. Everest from Kalapatthar, the view of the Khumbu glacier, the Mt. Everest and its neighboring peaks was completely worth the tired legs. The second highlight was celebrating my birthday at Namche Bazzar with new made friends. I appreciate Icicles Adventure team’s customer care and attention to offer me a nice birthday cake which was a total surprise to me.
5. Did you feel that your holiday benefited local people, reduced environmental impacts or supported conservation?
Yes. Icicles Adventure employs locals as their guide and porters. I came to know this when interacting with them, one of the porter, Tika even invited us to visit his home in Jorsale which was about two hours off the main Everest trail (we did not visit). They focused on using treated water instead of easy going with bottled water. Their intention was to reduce the litter in the area that the bottles make. There were many other examples my guide impressed me of his environmental care strategy, so I definitely feel my holiday benefited locals and did not harm the environment.
6. What will be your suggestions for other travelers booking Everest Base Camp Trek?
Be prepared. The weather always plays a major part in any trek. My flight was canceled for a day and I flew the next day. Come with two buffer days at the end of trek so that you don’t have to worry about rearranging flight back home.
Conclusion: These guys are best. I will definitely trek again with them and would recommend them to my friends.