Everest Base Camp Trek From United Arab Emirates

Trip Overview
  • Duration 13 Days
  • Difficulty Level Moderate or Grade B (**)
  • DestinationNepal
  • Meals & AccommodationBreakfast, Lunch and Dinner
  • Trip Start & EndDubai to Dubai
  • Trip TypeTrekking and Heli
  • Major AttractionHelicopter, EBC, Kalapathar
  • Maximum Altitude5545 Meters
  • Best TimeMarch, April, May, Sept, Oct, Nov, Dec, Jan

Everest Base Camp Trek from Dubai is our full board 13-day package with a helicopter return from Gorakchep to Kathmandu. Hike to Kala Patthar at 5,555 meters and Everest Base Camp at 5,360 metersfeels like achieving a lifetime award. The trek starts from your local city. You will be on a journey towards the base camp of the world's highest peak, Mount Everest. Designed specifically for adventurous souls in Dubai, this trip will take you on an excursion through the might and majesty of the Himalayas.

The package inclusive of bothway flights to Kathmandu and from Dubai, accommodations, airplane transfers to Lukla, qualified guides, porters and permits, and any additional accessories needed on the odyssey. This complete set makes the trekkers comfortable, safe, and happier.

The trek's route spans thirteen days, which is sufficient for acclimatization, rest, and sightseeing. The hikers start by riding an incredible air travel from Lukla to Kathmandu. 

After that, it passes through a stretch of thick forest with many overhanging ones and several picturesque Sherpa settlements, including a famous one, Namche Bazaar, which is a gateway into this land. From Namche Bazaar, you trek towards Dingboche and Lobuche.

The last couple of kilometers of the trek are traversed by trekkers, ending at Gorak Shep village, the last settlement before the base camp. 

The trekkers subsequently have an exhilarating ramble to the base camp, where they watch Khumbu Icefall among other mountain ranges. Trekkers tour the Base camp and then to Periche Via Gorakshep

From Periche, you board a helicopter that will take you to Kathmandu. Dubai or Sharjah residents/ Non-residents can enjoy a special lifetime trek experience in this Everest trek. The itinerary is well planned, and it gives experienced local guides all arrangements for travelers to concentrate on enjoying the beauty of this trek. 

This Ecotravel is without fear that it will give seasoned mountaineers and fledgling explorers lasting memories.

This 13-day hike from Abu Dhabi presents a different experience than normal tourist locations. It reveals an amazing world of surprising revelations and treasures, which should capture your attention. 

The different kinds of terrains that you will pass through on this journey are just some of the surprising things about it. 

Every day offers different vistas of luxuriant green forests with rhododendrons in full blossom intermingled with bleak and icy landscapes. Get ready to be amazed at how this transformed scenery will unfold.

All Dubai travelers should make mental and physical preparations before their trek. The cost of a trek depends on different agencies, the level of experience of the guide, and the type of service one chooses. 

To satisfy tourists' requirements in Dubai, we outline travel arrangements inclusive of the trek costs in Dirhams, UAE. You will be assured of paying the affordable trip price and package from the United Arab Emirates (UAE) in UAE Dirham currency. 

The trekking package also gives options of many packages to people living in Dubai, making the process simple and painless.

Major Highlights of Everest Base Camp Trek from united Arab Emirates or Dubai

  • Follow the scenic route from Lukal to the Khumbu area of Nepal.
  • Explore the lively little sherpa town of Namche Bazaar
  • Visit the Famous monastery of the region- Tengboche Monastery
  • Hike to Everest Base Camp (5,357m), the tallest mountain base in the world. 
  • Pass by the world-renowned huge Khumbu Glacier and its icefall.
  • Enjoy a closer look at Mt. Everest and savor the view of Khumbu Valley and sunrise from the Kalapathar vantage point.
  • Find out about mountaineering Sherpa life at the Sherpa Museum.
  • Hike to the world's highest 5-star hotel, Hotel Everest View.
  • Pass via the Sagarmatha National Park, which has rich flora and fauna.
  • Enjoy the specially customized EBC trek package for Dubai residents/ Non-residents.

Who Should Consider the 13-Days Everest Base Camp Trek from united Arab Emirates?

A 13-day EBC package is available for Dubai residents/ Non-residents who love adventures. This program is tailored for individuals who seek excitement and adventure within the snow-covered Himalayan region of Everest. 

It is suited to many fit Dubai residents/ Non-residents who like to luxury trek and Relax Trip. This long stretch traverses more than ten kilometers per day over rugged terrains with a maximum height of over five thousand meters above sea level. Thus, the respective individuals should be healthy and moderately fit.

Additionally, it is perfect for people who love exploring the culture and norms of the Sherpa people living near the Everest region. Hiking would allow visitors to understand how the Sherpe live their traditional lives, visit ancient monasteries, and meet with the Sherpa people.

This package is also suitable for those planning to take a break from a hectic workplace and relax in the soothing climate surrounded by the Himalayas. You will enjoy magnificent scenes of the snow-capped mountains and glaciers and the best view of nature's bounty in the world.

This is a special package saved for those residents/ Non-residents of Dubai who are willing and prepared to complete this task.

This package aims to hike from Dubai, meaning all the programs are developed according to Dubai hikers' requirements. From the moment you reserve the package till your return, our professional team will take care of everything.

Why is this Everest Base Camp Trek from Dubai- 13 days Right For you?

There are several reasons why this 13-day Everest trip is right for Dubai Residents/ Non-residents. International trekkers usually face many hardships when planning their treks in various countries. Interpretation of local languages forms one of the biggest challenges. 

Effective communication is critical when navigating unfamiliar areas and interacting with locals; lack thereof may result in difficulties. Nevertheless, this trek is accompanied by a professional tour guide who speaks a common language with the natives, facilitating a smoother expedition.

Moreover, finding adequate reservations for hotel services is yet another headache experienced by foreign visitors. Getting an accommodation fitting their tastes and specifications may require much effort. 

Nonetheless, the 13-day trek program is fully inclusive, and facilities focus on the Dubai Residents/ Non-residents along the route. It saves travelers the hassle of planning accommodations or doing the research needed before hitting the road, enabling them to enjoy their hike or climb.

Another concern for international travelers is going with the appropriate company on treks. Many trekking companies exist, making finding the best trustworthy package deal difficult. This hiking package is arranged by a well-known firm with a deep understanding and vast experience conducting treks in this area. 

They are known for excellent service delivery, safety, and the customer's contentment. The fact that professionals are taking care of all the logistics and details of the trek gives peace of mind to Dubai citizens or Non resident of UAE.

Secondly, this packet eliminates the difficulties many global experience travelers face. It covers permits, airfares, hotels, meals, and transport; therefore, participants do not have to bother organizing them personally. This wide range of services guarantees that people living in Dubai will only have to consider enjoying this beautiful nature, acquiring native life, and overcoming trekking. 

This trek's final location is a befitting destination for Dubai residents/ Non-residents, considering convenience and serenity. The package incorporates professional guides, all-inclusive accommodation, and handling of all logistics, thereby overcoming difficulties associated with international travel for many people. 

With confidence, trekkers in Dubai can rest assured that they will never have such a smooth and memorable trekking journey.

Why Join Us For Everest Base Camp Trek From UAE?

Joining us ensures an adventure, catering to solo enthusiasts and small groups and fostering an intimate setting with 2-10 or more individuals on your team. With your customized itinerary, we offer a senior and junior citizen trek in Everest base camp. 

Our commitment starts way before the trek. Enjoy our extensive pre-trek support, including a gear list and guidance on acquisition and checks. We know the importance of the right preparations and always provide you with all the needed elements to ensure a successful climb.

We have led over twenty trips to Everest's base camp and are experienced trekking professionals. We have been wandering the rough mountain ranges of the Himalayas for more than twelve years, yielding invaluable lessons on the obstacles and joy of the journey. You will be accompanied by our experienced guides, who know these places like the back of their hand, ensuring your experience is pleasant.

Traveling from Dubai will give you an idea of how diverse and challenging the world can be and help you find people who share common goals and interests like yours. Camaraderie in our teams creates a sense of community and support, which improves the general experience.

Trekking with us is more than just a physical journey; it is an experience that entails a realm of knowledge, companionship, and unforgettable memories

With direct flights from Dubai to Kathmandu, enjoy a hassle-free journey without any travel woes. Book with us, and we will organize everything for you so your journey to trek Everest Base Camp will be smooth. 

13 Days Everest Base Camp Trek and Return by Heli Cost 

The cost for the Everest base camp trip will depend on whether you are traveling in peak or low seasons and the services you desire. It would cost about $4,000 to $5,000 per person for a 13-day trek from Dubai. This covers flight Lukla, transfers to and from airports, all tea houses during the trek, all meals of breakfast, lunch, and dinner, required permits, English speaking guide, and porters support.

The excluded things include Travel Insurance, tips to your guide and porter, personal expenses, and many more. You can also opt for group join trekking as it will also help bring down the cost of the trek compared to a private trek.

Moreover, the trek price also depends on the chosen accommodation type and transport mode. The cost of the trek's baseline is usually comprised of normal accommodation and trekking services. However, those who wish for a more expensive experience with better accommodation and helicopter transfers to the starting point will spend more on their journey.

The high total cost is associated with luxury lodges providing additional comfort and services and helicopter transfers. However, those considering ordinary lodging and conventional trekking can be anticipated to pay much less.

This allows trekkers to select options that suit their preferences and budgetary considerations. We also offer last-minute trek departure and group prices for the trek, which are as follows. 

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Upon arrival in Kathmandu (1,400m) from Dubai, our dedicated representative will receive you at the airport and transfer you safely to the hotel. After check-in, gather with other team members and the trek leader for a pre-brief on the next adventure. This is your chance to find out more and get assistance for smooth travel.

Spend the day making the final arrangements with your gear, doing some last shopping, or walking along Thamel, a lively tourist center. Therefore, we recommend you arrive in the morning or day to rest and adjust to altitude before setting off on the Everest Adventure.

Arriving early facilitates your attendance at the pre-trek briefing before an early morning flight to Lukla the day after. Overnight, we will be at one of the hotels in Thamel, Kathmandu. 

  • Hotel Ramada encore or Hotel Malla
  • No
  • 30 minutes from airport
  • 1400 Meters

The journey starts today, and the first leg of it is a thrilling flight from Kathmandu to Lukla (You can also take a helicopter ride to Lukla instead of Lukla flight). The trip begins at Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu at an altitude of 1,400 m. 

We are heading towards Tenzing-Hillary airport, located at Lukla, which sits among the stunning landscapes of the Himalayas at an elevation of 886 km.

The air is filled with excitement as we board an aircraft. There is an awe-inspiring scenic flight for an unobstructed view of the rugged terrain and the remote mountain peaks. Going to Lukla on a plane means you fly through narrow mountain valleys.

However, it is possible to fly from Manthali instead of Lukla if congestion is encountered during the peak season. Here, we shall use a private jeep to get us to Manthali and catch our flight to Lukla.

After landing on Lukla, you start your trek towards Phakding. The trek starts from Chauri Kharka village and goes downstream to Dudh Koshi river. We further hiked along the scenic trail along the river that ended at Phakding at about 8,560 feet above sea level. 

When the trekker reaches Phakding, they can explore the village. Interacting with the locals and walking around the village are cultural experiences that show how the Sherpas live. Trekkers can also visit cafes in the village and enjoy a hot beverage while taking in the scenery. Overnight, we will be at one of the tea houses in Phakding.

  • Tea Houses
  • Breakfast- Lunch- Dinner
  • $5 minutes and 3-4 Hours
  • 2,850m and 2,650m

On day 4, we hike from Phakding at an elevation of 2,650 m to Namche Bazaar at 3,440 m. This is where the Everest Region's scenic beauties begin to appear. This journey navigates the glacial currents of the Dudh Koshi River and crosses the well-known suspension bridge Hill, then cuts across a beautiful pine forest to the Monjo.

Ensure you take the permit with you and show it while entering Sagarmatha. After that, and this time with much difficulty, there will be a climb heading toward Namche Bazar, the Sherpa Capital. 

When walking up that Hill, take a break and view Mount Everest's panorama as you reach Tope Danda. You just have to wait for the sunset and then hit the Himalayas, where Namche Bazaar marketplace will be your first adventure. It is here, in the heart of this mountainous haven, that sleep resides. Overnight will be at Namche Bazaar at one of the teahouses. 

  • Tea Houses
  • Breakfast- Lunch- Dinner
  • 6 hours
  • 3,440m

Allow a day to acclimatize at Namche Bazaar—this is an important prerequisite for climbing to ever-higher altitudes. The body requires time to adapt to the slimmer air at higher altitudes. Namche Bazaar is popularly referred to as the Sherpa capital and the economic nerve center of the Everest Region.

Discover the town’s buzzing options, including the finest bakeries, cafes, restaurants, and stores. The only ATM available at 12300 feet of the Everest region is Namche, thus offering a realistic stop to trekkers. Do not miss the famous ‘Saturday Market’ bringing in traders from all over the Everest region.

Make friends with the friendly locals, or walk to one of the viewpoints where you can see the Himalayas. Sagarmatha National Park’s early morning hike offers a beautiful sunrise in which the Himalayas are glittered by the golden shine of Mount Everest, Ama Dablam, Thamserku, Kongde, and Lhotse.

One needs to travel to the Sherpa Culture Museum to learn more about the Sherpa traditions and heritage. Climbing up the hill to Everest View Hotel above Syangboche airstrip is excellent acclimatization. It will allow you to see the nearby mountains, like Mount Everest, Thamserku, and Ama Dablam. Feeling adventurous? Trek to Khumjung and Kunde villages for exploration purposes, where the first school established by Sir Edmund Hillary is located. 

Use the acclimatization day to rest, explore, acclimate with the environment, and get to the different cultural sites of the Everest region.

Overnight will be at Namche Bazaar teahouses. 

  • Tea Houses
  • Breakfast- Lunch- Dinner
  • Free Day
  • 3,440m

We’ll move out of Namche today to go to Tengboche. It is an undulating trail that goes deep into forest belts, making it quite challenging. Nevertheless, the view is breathtaking, and that makes everything alright.

Along the way, you can be so blessed to see musk deer, pheasants, and even Himalayan Thars. At the end of our trek, we shall walk downwards to Phunki Thanga village, then continue ascending until we arrive in Tengboche.

Tengboche is like a piece of natural art with excellent views of Everest, Nuptse, Lhotse, and Ama Dablam. The day will allow you to visit the biggest Buddhist monastery in the Khumbu region, the Tengboche Monastery. We'll be spending the night at Tengboche.

  • Tea Houses
  • Breakfast- Lunch- Dinner
  • 5 hours
  • 3,855m

In the morning, our destination will be Dingboche, passing through small lovely villages such as Pangboche with a wonderful view of Ama Dablam mountain. There are traditional structures such as Chortens and Mani walls along the way.

You will gain altitude and finally arrive at Dingboche, which has stone-walled fields housing hardy vegetation such as barley, buckwheat, and potatoes. Overnight, we will be at one of the tea houses in Dingboche. 

  • Tea Houses
  • Breakfast- Lunch- Dinner
  • 5 hours
  • 4,360m

Our second acclimatization on Day Eight takes us to Dingboche, an important layover for trekkers and climbers headed to Mount Everest, Ama Dablam, or Imja Tse. The first day starts with breakfast and hiking acclimatization to Nagarjun Hill (5,100m) near the village.

The ascent is very steep, and one has to climb through loose rocks and scramble parts sometimes, but it should not necessitate technical climbing skills.

Nagarjun, named after a Buddhist sanctuary, has magnificent 360-degree views, including peaks like Makalu, Lhotse, Ama Dablam, Kantega, etc. However, the best part of this view is the panoramic perspective from the base to the very top of Ama Dablam and Island Peak.

Moreover, the location offers an extremely impressive view of one of the world’s largest glaciers, the Imja Glacier. One can rest or explore the village surroundings in the late afternoon. 

  • Tea Houses
  • Breakfast- Lunch- Dinner
  • Free Day
  • 4,360m

Walk from Dingboche 4360m (14,290ft) to Lobuche 4930m (16,175ft). The trekking begins with a hike close to the ridge overlooking Pheriche Village that takes you higher with the Khumbu Glacier. You will encounter a number of memorial statutes as you climb up the Thukla Hills in the Everest Expedition.

Therefore, we carry on, and our final destination for the day Lobuche arrives. This part of the adventure will be picturesque; it will allow one to look inside the history of mountaineering in the region and the fulfillment of achieving another major location on the Everest trail.

  • Tea Houses
  • Breakfast- Lunch- Dinner
  • 5 hours
  • 4,930m

Day 9 brings an unforgettable adventure: a hike from Lobuche to Gorak Shep (5,185m) and further to Everest Base Camp (5,364m). The journey entails trekking along the Khumbu glacier's lateral moraine and reaching Gorak Shep village at the heart of snow-clad peaks. Upon reaching Gorak Shep, we climb to EBC and have one of the few opportunities to gaze at the world's Tallest peak.

Enjoy the marvelous scenes for the last pictures before the descent towards Gorak Shep. On your way, look at the Khumbu Glacier, which is regarded as the tallest glacier in the world. The Himalayan wonders guarantee an incredible experience on this very day.

Overnight will be at one of the teahouses in Gorak Shep.

  • Tea Houses
  • Breakfast- Lunch- Dinner
  • 6-8 hours
  • 5,185m and 5,364m

Trek to the Kala Patthar – a famous viewpoint in the Everest region after breakfast. This is the summit, towering over you at a whopping 5,550 meters. Trekkers have no chance of sighting Mt. Everest from Base Camp; thus, they choose a closer encounter with the highest peak in the world at Kala Patthar

The icy walls of Pumori, Everest, Nuptse, and Lhotse surrounding Kala Patthar present a splendid 360-degree view of those Himalayan giants.

Watch the sun as it flamingly kisses Everest’s craggy peak. After absorbing the scenic views, descend to Gorak Shep and go downwards towards Pheriche.

  • Tea Houses
  • Breakfast- Lunch- Dinner
  • 5 hours
  • 5,555m and 4,250m

Say goodbye to Pheriche on Day 12 and end your adventure with an exciting helicopter trip to Kathmandu. Ready for take-off, in case of clear weather, you will have an exciting 70-minute flight by helicopter. View the great majesty of the Everest region through the journey that crosses the skies. A final memorable return is crowned with an aerial spectacle to your Trek. It has been an exciting journey – up the Himalayas and the skies, ending your trek with the adrenaline-pumping helicopter flight.

  • Hotels
  • Breakfast- Lunch- Dinner
  • 70 minute
  • 1400m

Before you travel back home, visit the fascinating culture of Kathmandu on the last day. Begin with the famous Boudhanath Stupa, a 14th-century gem and a UNESCO World Heritage.

The huge stupa is adorned with an elaborate mandala at its base with wide-open eyes of Buddha, amidst which the Tibetan community has created a sacred environment around the great stupa.

Drive to the holy Pashupatinath temple, erected in the 16th century on the banks of the Bagmati River, dedicated to Lord Shiva. Watching cremations happening nearby ‘Arya Ghat’ is astounding. However, the temple is open only to Hindus. 

This sightseeing trip begins from Pashupatinath and takes to Kathmandu Durbar Square, a medieval palace square filled with temples and palaces built by the Malla & Shah Dynasty. 

The earthquake in 2015 destroyed some structures, such as Kumari Bahal, Taleju temple, and Kal Bhairav Statue, but others still exist, giving some glimpse of Nepal’s old cultural heritage.

To end your visit, you can climb the famous Swayambhunath/ Monkey Temple, where Buddha’s eyes rest over the entire Valley. Relish in the aura of Bodhisattva Manjushri’s legend and see the 360-degree point of view of the city of Kathmandu.

Shop and take souvenirs to bring some memories about your Himalayan adventure.

  • Hotels
  • Breakfast- Lunch- Dinner
  • Free Day
  • 1400m

Today, as your incredible journey ends, be assured that the memories will remain with you. Our friendly company representative will drive you to the airport three hours before the flight. On the way home, you will have lots of time to think about everything, plan for the next trip, and reminisce about the amazing moments in the Nepal mountain range. Safe travels!

  • Breakfast

We are pleased to offer the flexibility of tailoring your journey to your desired duration and places, whether extended or shortened, as our proficient team of locals-cum-guides, porters, and accompanying staff have an in-depth understanding of every location traveled.

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Cost Details

Includes

  • International flight from UAE to kathmandu and kathmadnu to UAE.
  • Upon arrival and departure, the airport picks up and drops in Kathmandu (international and domestic).
  • Pre-trek briefing.
  • Provide a sleeping bag and down jacket (Refundable)
  • Everest area trekking map.
  • One professional, licensed, and English-speaking mountain guide.
  • One Potter between two Trekkers. (20-25 KG from two trekkers)
  • Well-experienced English-speaking assistant guide if the group size exceeds 7+ persons.
  • Best Accomodation on trek.
  • Two nights Accomdation in kathmandu.
  • Worst case, help with all rescue and evacuation arrangements.
  • Domestic flight Kathmandu - Lukla inclusive with all taxes and transfers. { (Flight diverts to Mathali) flight is included from Manthali to Lukla and transport from Ktm to Manthali by sharing van at 2 am & return van from Manthali }
  • The helicopter flight out from Pheriche to Kathmandu.
  • Food during the trek (entire board with breakfast, lunch, and dinner with a cup of tea/coffee).
  • All necessary trekking permits: Sagarmatha National Park and Trekkers' Information Management System (TIMS) fee.
  • All applicable taxes are as per the government rules and regulations.
  • All organizing costs.

Excludes

  • Nepal Visa cost.
  • Foods in Kathmandu.
  • Your international flight fare.( If you are not comming from UAE)
  • Travel insurance (for helicopter evacuation if needed while trekking).
  • Personal expenses such as laundry, telephone, internet/e-mail, etc.
  • Bar and beverage bills.
  • Tips for guide, porter, driver.

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Essential Info

Typical Day on Everest Base Camp Trek from Dubai

The typical day starts around 6 am. As the sun peeks over the Himalayan mountains, you'll wake up to a hearty breakfast of porridge, eggs, and toast to fuel the day's adventure.

After packing up your gear, you'll begin trekking around 8 am. The trails are usually downhill in the mornings, so you can make good progress before the sun gets too hot. You'll wander through rhododendron forests, cross swinging bridges over churning rivers, and climb stone steps cut into the mountainside. The views become more breathtaking each day as the peaks of Everest, Lhotse, and Ama Dablam come into full view.

In the evening, you'll arrive at your teahouse lodging for the night, where you can rest your weary legs. Teahouses are basic mountain lodges that provide basic meals and basic sleeping arrangements. They offer a cozy place to connect with fellow trekkers, share stories around the fireplace, and enjoy traditional Sherpa stew and butter or milk tea.

If there's time, you may explore the picturesque Sherpa village where you are staying in the Khumbu region. Visiting the monasteries, schools, and homes of the Sherpa people offers insight into their culture and way of life in this harsh, high-altitude climate.

At night, bundle up to stargaze at a sky filled with more stars than you've likely ever seen. The combination of high altitude and lack of light pollution provides ideal conditions for astronomy. You may even spot the luminous Milky Way stretching across the inky black sky.

A typical day on the trek follows this pattern, with 6-8 hours of hiking, meals in teahouses, cultural interactions in mountain villages, and evenings spent stargazing and resting up for the adventure that awaits on the trail of Everest. The 13-day journey will challenge you physically and mentally but reward you with a lifetime of memories.

Getting to Nepal From Dubai and To EBC trek Starting Point 

Getting to Nepal from Dubai is surprisingly straightforward. Here are the basic steps to plan your trek:

Fly from Dubai to Kathmandu

The easiest way to reach Nepal from Dubai is to fly directly to Kathmandu. Daily flights operated by carriers like Emirates, Etihad, Oman Air, and Flydubai will get you to Kathmandu in around 4 to 6 hours. The flights depart from Dubai International Airport (DXB) and land at Tribhuvan International Airport (KTM) in Kathmandu.

Once you land in Kathmandu, you must clear immigration to enter Nepal and claim your checked baggage. To speed up the process, have your passport, trekking permits, and any required visas organized before your trip. Exit the arrivals terminal, and you can take a taxi to your hotel in Kathmandu, where you will spend the first night.

Take a scenic flight to Lukla (the starting point of the trek)

Your trek begins in Lukla- a small mountainous town in the Khumbu region. To reach the starting point of this 13-day trek, you will take a 45-minute flight in a picturesque way from Kathmandu and reach Lukla. Whenever the weather is favorable, flights depart daily from Kathmandu's airport. It provides a breathtaking sight of the Himalayas. You start the trek from Lukla, where you meet the porters. 

There are numerous natural sceneries and cultural events that one experiences on the way toward the world's tallest peak basecamp -. The trip to Nepal from Dubai is simple, with some planning so that you can concentrate on enjoyment during this once-in-a-lifetime experience. 

Accommodations During Trek 

We offer basic teahouse accommodation along the trail, but you can also upgrade to more luxury lodging at some points. Most nights, you'll stay in basic teahouses, usually twin-share rooms with shared bathroom facilities. 

Teahouse Accommodation

The traditional teahouse accommodation is basic but provides a great way to experience the local culture. Rooms typically have two single beds with a pillow, blanket, and sometimes a mattress. You'll share a bathroom with hot showers available for a small fee. Most teahouses have a communal dining area where you can enjoy meals. While basic, teahouses provide shelter, food, and a place to rest along the demanding trail.

Upgraded Accommodation

If you prefer more comfort, some villages along the trail, like Namche Bazaar, Lukla, and Monjo, Tengboche, Gorakh Shep, offer upgraded lodge accommodation with amenities like:

• Private rooms with en suite bathrooms

• Hot showers

Western style toilets

• Thicker mattresses

Heating

• Wi-Fi (in some places)

• Laundry service

These upgraded lodges come at an additional cost, usually $20 to USD 190 per night, but it can be worth it for the extra comfort after a long day of trekking. If you are interested, we offer a luxury trek to make your EBC journey more enjoyable and comfortable. 

Meals During The Trek

Most of the time, meals are served at the teahouse where you will spend the night. These include daal bhat (rice and lentil soup), noodle soup, fried rice, sandwiches, and pasta. Local specialties include Tsampa porridge, Sherpa stew, and potato pancakes. For trekkers with special dietary requirements, it is advisable to take some extra supplements since most teahouses offer a limited choice of meals.

Most teahouses sell bottled water, soft drinks, juices, and alcoholic drinks. At the same time, it is possible to do the trek in basic teahouse lodging or upgrade to luxury accommodation. In addition, there are teahouses en route serving meals and offering a taste of traditional Sherpa hospitality.

Know The Best Time for Everest Base Camp Trek

Mid-September to November, as well as March to May, are regarded as the best times to hike to Everest Base Camp. The weather remains dry and clear in these periods, perfect for hiking and viewing the mountains without obstruction. It is warm during the day and cold at night. This aside, the peak seasons imply that the trails get congested.

Peak Season (Spring and Autumn)

The hillsides become green and full of wildflowers like rhododendron blooms in spring. This is also the time for mountaineering, and the EBC becomes an encampment of mountaineers and Sherpa guides.

The most sought-after season for trekking to Everest Base Camp is Autumn. This is because the wet monsoon season, which removes dust and debris from the air and allows for crystal-clear views, ends at this time. Walking your trek in October will allow you to see Mani Rimdu, the most crucial festival in the Everest region. This event is celebrated in the Tengboche, Chiwong, and Thame monasteries.

Off-Season (Winter and Monsoon/Summer)

Alternatively, you can choose a monsoon or winter trek to avoid the crowds. Tea houses will offer off-peak discounts without clients during slow seasons. However, the discomforts of such weather as snow, rain, and extreme cold should always be an anticipated part of any trail leading to one of these destinations. Bad weather and low levels of visibility caused many flights to be canceled during this period as well.

Is Everest base Camp Trek worth it? 

This trek is arguably the most famous in the world. It also comprises the most exciting and unmatched experience. Mountain Rock Treks provides the best services for any seeker, providing necessary travel guidance. You will regret the fact that you chose us for sure.

Your reason for visiting this trek determines whether it's worth it. This adventure is a must-do if you are a hard-core trekker who loves hard treks in stunning scenery. In general, trekkers can visit the highest Point in the world – Mount Everest and enjoy a special Sherpa culture and traditional way of life.

Nevertheless, if you are not a trekker and are uncomfortable with physically strenuous tasks under high altitudes, this 13-day journey will not be perfect for you. Trekking is hiking for 5 to 7 hours per day along harsh routes at high altitudes, which might be physically challenging. This entails having a good physical condition to acclimatize at the right place to avoid altitude sickness.

How Difficult Will Everest Base Camp Trek Be?

The trek has a moderate level of difficulty. It usually takes two weeks to hike. Though one does not necessarily have to be experienced in trekking to undertake the EBC trek, a trekker has to be focused and fit.

Regarding difficulties, altitude is considered one of the major hindrances of EBC. This steep trek starts above 3,000 meters, while the base camp is about 5,400m above sea level. Therefore, it is highly recommended that a person abstain from trekking if they are suffering from any breathing problem. A trekker should consult a doctor before trekking because of altitude sickness.

Preparing Your Body for the Journey

The tolerance and capacity of each individual is different. Consequently, it depends on the performance of an individual as well as the physical fitness levels and ability to adapt to altitude heights. EBC is located at an elevation of 5300m, and this altitude can get you any time, regardless of your fitness level and experience.

It is imperative to note that this walk does not require one to be a pro-trekker/climber. Nonetheless, many people think that the EBC trek is a walk in the park and they will complete it within a short time frame. The altitude sickness is nearly certain if you are not trained for the journey before the trip.

As such, the initial planning process for a trip should involve some basic preparation. It prepares your body for trekking on hills. It will be a six-hour walk on rough terrain and variable weather conditions.

You can start your training with simple workouts. You may go for several hours every day, upwards and downwards. You can also work out in the gym, targeting your legs. In addition, aerobic exercises, including running, swimming, rowing, and squatting, will be helpful.

Travel Insurance for Dubai Travellers 

Travel insurance is essential for any international trip, especially for adventurous and high-altitude treks. As a Dubai resident embarking on this thrilling Himalayan adventure, here are some key things to consider regarding travel insurance:

Medical coverage: The high altitude of the Everest Base Camp trek means there is a risk of altitude sicknesses like acute mountain sickness (AMS), high altitude pulmonary edema (HAPE), or high altitude cerebral edema (HACE). Quality travel insurance will cover emergency evacuation and medical treatment in Nepal. Look for at least $50,000-$100,000 of medical coverage.

Emergency evacuation: If anything were to happen requiring emergency evacuation during your trek, the costs could easily exceed $50,000. Make sure your policy includes coverage for emergency helicopter rescue and transport.

Trip cancellation: You may need to cancel your trip at the last minute for many reasons, from illness to natural disasters. Trip cancellation insurance will reimburse you for non-refundable expenses like flights or tour deposits. Look for coverage that will refund at least 75% of your trip cost.

Adventure sports: Standard travel insurance policies may not cover injuries from adventure activities like trekking. Purchase a policy specifically covering hiking, climbing, and mountaineering injuries.

Trekking Guides and Porters

Climb to the base of Mt. Everest – the highest mountain in the world. Walk with a trained, local guide who will show you how to read the landscape and make your experience even more memorable.

As soon as you get here, we shall link you to local community EBC guides. Each guide has ten years of experience in how the destinations relate to each other in your itinerary. 

Professional mountain trekking guides have undergone training in trekking guide courses, and they hold valid government mountain guide licenses. They speak good English, are trained in wilderness first aid, and are well-versed in crisis management.

A lead trekker is the chief guide or leader, assigning a personal assistant to every four individuals. A single porter carries luggage for two clients not exceeding 30kg.

Nepal's government does not allow you to take porters on your trek to EBC. Hence, you can hike without porters. However, it is highly inadvisable. The Trek is no child's play. However, it is a daunting task to walk for hours upon hours through such deserted hiking paths. 

It becomes even more challenging when carrying an additional kg of luggage on your back. In addition, you'll need to be equipped with many of your amenities to ensure it's safe and enjoyable. Thus, hiring porters to carry those on your behalf would be more clever than trekking without porters.

Permits for The Trek 

It would be best to have certain trekking permits for your EBC trek. However, if you are booking via a local travel agent like Mountain Rock Treks, they will take care of all necessary permits on your behalf. However, if you're moving alone into Lukla, you must visit the Rural Municipality for a single permit. The following day, proceed to Manjo to obtain another permit from the Sagarmatha National Park office. Here are the permits for your trek below.

Sagarmatha National Park Permit

All individuals seeking access to Sagarmatha National Park must obtain an entry permit. You may purchase it in Kathmandu, the Nepal Tourism Board Office, or at the Monjo Park Entrance Gate. The cost is Rs.3,000 for a person. The most suitable and comfortable alternative is to acquire the permit in Monjo – there is an office. 

Khumbu Pasang Lhamu Rural Municipality Entrance Permit

Starting 1st October 2018, an entrant permit for Khumbu Pasang Lhamu rural municipality replaced the old TIMS. The new permit requires every foreign visitor in Khumbu to pay NPR 2000 directly to the local government. It is vital to note that these permits are not available for purchase in Kathmandu.

FAQs

  • Q1. How do I get to Lukla from Dubai?

    Typically, you would fly from Dubai to Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu, Nepal. From Kathmandu, you'll catch a domestic flight to Lukla, the starting point of the Everest Base Camp trek.

  • Yes, you need a visa for Nepal. Upon arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu, you can obtain it or apply for an e-visa online before your trip.

  • The trek usually takes 13 days or even more, depending on the specific itinerary chosen and the acclimatisation schedule.

  • The trek is considered moderately challenging. While prior trekking experience is beneficial, it's not mandatory. Good physical fitness and mental preparation are essential.

  • Yes, permits are required. You'll need the Khumbu Pasang Lhamu Rural Municipality Entrance Permit and the Sagarmatha National Park Permit, obtainable in Lukla or Monjo.

  • Accommodations range from teahouses in the villages to basic lodges. They provide essential amenities, but luxury is limited in the mountains.

  • Weather varies, so pack layers. Essential items include a good-quality trekking jacket, thermal clothing, sturdy boots, a backpack, and personal hygiene items.

  • Yes, altitude sickness is a concern. Adequate acclimatisation, proper hydration, and a gradual ascent help minimise the risk. It's crucial to be aware of symptoms and descend if necessary.

  • While connectivity is limited in remote areas, some villages have communication facilities. Local SIM cards for mobile phones can be purchased in Kathmandu.

  • Yes, there are helicopter evacuation services in case of emergencies. However, it's essential to have travel insurance that covers such services before embarking on the trek.

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