Everest Base Camp Trek

Everest Base Camp Trek

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Key Information:
  • Duration15 Days
  • Difficulty LevelModerate
  • Maximum Altitude5,364m
  • Best SeasonsSpring & Autumn
  • ActivityTrekking
  • Group Size16 Pax
No. of peoplePrice
1 - 1US$ 1690
2 - 5US$ 1650
6 - 10US$ 1600
11 - 16US$ 1550
All-Inclusive PriceUS$ 1690
15 Days 14 Nights

About Everest Base Camp Trek

"Everest Base Camp Trekking is all about experiencing a remote lifestyle, testing your endurance, pushing your limits, and making lifelong memories alongside fellow trekkers from all around the world."

Adventurous trail, ancient cultural heritage of Sherpas, towering mountains, breath-taking landscapes, friendly locals, and the Everest Base Camp, this is what our Everest Base Camp Trek 15 Days looks like in short. During the Everest Base Camp Trek, you will be exploring the exclusive Khumbu region and its surreal beauty.

From Kathmandu to base camp Everest, you will gain 5,364 meters in elevation. With our Everest Base Camp Trek itinerary, you will have ample rest days that will allow your body to gradually acclimatize with the altitude as you go higher and let you spend more time with locals. The Everest Base Camp Trek route is thrilling and involves many ups & downs through dense forests of rhododendrons and other alpine vegetation.

Views during the Everest Base Camp Trek

While you can't see Mount Everest from base camp, you will get to witness breathtaking panoramas of the world's highest mountain from several other points throughout the Everest Base Camp Trek.

Snow-capped Himalayan mountains like Mt. Everest (8,848 m), Mt. Lhotse (8,516 m), Mt. Nuptse (7,861 m), Mt. Makalu (8,463 m), Mt. Kanchenjunga (8,586 m), and numerous others are visible throughout the Everest Base Camp Trekking. Likewise, the stunning sunrise from Kala Patthar (5,644 m) is something to look forward to during the trek. Apart from the mountains, the sceneries along the Everest Base Camp Trek route are phenomenal too.

What do we offer?

Overall, Everest Base Camp Trek 15 Days offers a good balance of adventure and cultural experience. If you are looking for the best Everest Base Camp Trek, then this is it. Our extensive expertise in leading individuals in the Himalayas, top-notch service, and genuine price points make us the most reliable Everest Base Camp Trekking partner.

Join our Everest Base Camp Trek 2022 voyage and enjoy this out-of-the-world venture. To know more in detail about the Everest Base Camp Trek guide, check out the Useful Information section.

Check out our other famous treks in the Everest region- Everest Three High Passes Trek, Everest Gokyo Lake Trek, Everest Luxury Trek, and Everest Panorama Trek.

Highlights

  • Enjoy a great flight experience in/out of Lukla airport
  • Trek in the gorgeous Everest region and witness some of the most stunning and giant mountains in the world
  • Trek through lush forests, beautiful villages, and terraced fields
  • Cross thrilling suspension bridges, streams, and pass by lovely waterfalls
  • Get to see the lifestyle of the mountain people and their intriguing cultural heritage
  • Visit ancient monasteries and stupas along the trail
  • Explore the Everest Base Camp and relish glorious sunrise from Kala Patthar
  • Enjoy breathtaking Himalayan landscapes throughout the trek

Itinerary

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We will have a small meet and greet upon your arrival on this day. Get to know our team and the further activities during the short briefing. Join a welcome dinner in the late evening.

  • Accommodation:Overnight in the hotel
  • Meals:Welcome dinner

Kathmandu sightseeing is a good presentation of Nepali art, architecture, and history. This city of temples has a lot to offer when it comes to monuments. You will explore ancient temples, monasteries, and palaces during the guided tour. In the late afternoon, the trek guide will introduce himself and inform you about the trek. You will do the final packing and get ready to leave early the next morning.

  • Accommodation:Overnight in the hotel
  • Meals:Breakfast only

Flights between Kathmandu Lukla are always early in the morning. During the flight, you will witness stunning aerial views of the Himalayan mountains. From Lukla, you will be joined by porters and begin trekking through alpine forests. The route descends to Phakding village. Before reaching this village, you will cross a metal bridge over the Dudh Koshi river.

  • Accommodation:Overnight in the lodge
  • Meals:Breakfast, lunch & dinner

The trail today steeply ascends through the Sagarmatha National Park. From Phakding, you will reach Monjo and cross the highest bridge in the Khumbu region. The trail passes by dense forests, crossing numerous suspension bridges over the Dudh Koshi river. You will trek by many small settlement areas before reaching Namche Bazar.

  • Accommodation:Overnight in the lodge
  • Meals:Breakfast, lunch & dinner

It is a rest day in Namche Bazar. To acclimatize your body, you will hike to Khumjung monastery (the oldest monastery in the Everest region) via the Everest View Hotel. The hike will be amazing and you will get to enjoy stunning views of mountains like Everest, Ama Dablam, Thamserku, Nuptse, Lhotse, Khumbila, etc. Later in the day, explore Namche Bazar and museums.

  • Accommodation:Overnight in the lodge
  • Meals:Breakfast, lunch & dinner

From Namche Bazar, the trail ascends through rhododendron forests and fine mountain villages. The constant views of the snow-capped mountains enhance the trekking. Walking past the Imja Khola, the trail leads you to Tengboche village that houses the largest monastery of the Everest region.

  • Accommodation:Overnight in the lodge
  • Meals:Breakfast, lunch & dinner

Enjoy a gorgeous sunrise over Ama Dablam before leaving Tengboche. Crossing the Imja Khola, you will pass by the Pangboche village. Along the way, you can see many prayer flags, prayer wheels, chortens, and mani walls. The trail further passes by Orsho and takes you to the Dingboche village for the night stay.

  • Accommodation:Overnight in the lodge
  • Meals:Breakfast, lunch & dinner

The trail from Dingboche is steep and rocky. The trek line gets thinner along with the air. Take your time and gradually ascend towards Louche village. The incredible views along the route will keep you moving.

  • Accommodation:Overnight in the lodge
  • Meals:Breakfast, lunch & dinner

Today, you will finally reach the lap of the world's highest mountain, Everest Base Camp. The trail gets rugged up to Gorak Shep. From here, you will walk along the lateral moraine of the Khumbu Glacier. Be careful of loose stones, small craters, and boulders along the trekking route.

EBC will welcome you with a huge sense of achievement, gratification, and sensational scenery. After spending some time at the base camp Everest, you will descend to Gorak Shep to spend the night.

  • Accommodation:Overnight in the lodge
  • Meals:Breakfast, lunch & dinner

It's an early morning trekking day to catch the breaking sunrise from Kala Patthar's viewpoint. Located above the Gorak Shep, this place offers panoramic views of Everest and surrounding mountains. Later in the day, you will descend to Lobuche, following the same path.

  • Accommodation:Overnight in the lodge
  • Meals:Breakfast, lunch & dinner

The trail from Lobuche descends over 1000 meters to reach Deboche. You will ascend to the head of the Thok La and follow a downhill path to Dughla. The trail further goes through Pheriche and Orsho villages. Passing by Pangboche village, you will cross a suspension bridge and ascend to Deboche.

  • Accommodation:Overnight in the lodge
  • Meals:Breakfast, lunch & dinner

From Deboche, it will take around half an hour to reach Tengboche village. The trail then heads to Phunki Tenga and moves towards Sanasa. Walking through Namche Bazar, you will descend steeply along dense forests, crossing several suspension bridges to reach Monjo.

  • Accommodation:Overnight in the lodge
  • Meals:Breakfast, lunch & dinner

The trail from Monjo descends to Phakding village. Trekking through a forested path, you will ascend along a stream and reach Lukla for the night stay.

  • Accommodation:Overnight in the lodge
  • Meals:Breakfast, lunch & dinner

Take a morning flight back to Kathmandu from Lukla airport. You can spend the rest of the day as per your wish. You may like to visit Spa and shop around Thamel. Meet our team for the last time over a farewell dinner organized by the company.

  • Accommodation:Overnight in the Hotel
  • Meals:Breakfast & farewell dinner

Our airport representative will assist you to reach the Tribhuvan International Airport three hours before the flight departure time.

  • Meals:Breakfast

Cost Details

  • Airport/hotel/airport picks up and drops by private car, bus with an escort.
  • Sagarmatha (Everest) National park fee permit,
  • Full Board Plan (breakfast, lunch, dinner, accommodation tea or coffee) during trek
  • Deluxe accommodation in 3/4 star hotel in Kathmandu on BB plan
  • Tea Houses / Lodges accommodation during the trek
  • Sightseeing tour in Kathmandu with professional tour Guide by car, van, bus.
  • An experienced English speaking government licensed holder trekking Guide.
  • The Required number of staffs & porters to carry your luggage during the trekking
  • Food, drinks, salary, insurance, equipment, transportation, accommodation, medicine and local tax for guide, porters and for all staffs,
  • Kathmandu –Lukla – Kathmandu flight ticket & domestic airport tax.
  • Medical kit
  • TIMS (Trekkers’ Information Management Systems) card.
  • All government taxes including 13% vat
  • Official expense
  • Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu.
  • Your travel insurance (Compulsory).
  • International flight ticket.
  • Any expense of personal nature.
  • Nepal entry visa fee US$ 25 (duration 15days from date of issue), US$ 40 (duration 30 days from date of issue) and US$ 100 (duration 90 days from date of issue) you can easily issue your visa upon arrival at Tribhuwan International Airport in Kathmandu. You will require two passport size photos.
  • Any kinds of Bar bills such Alcoholic, hot and cold drinks, laundry etc.
  • Helicopter Rescue & Evacuation fee in case of emergency.
  • Tips for trekking staff and driver (Tipping is expected).

Useful Info

Kathmandu Lukla Flight

From the Kathmandu domestic airport, you can take a direct around 35 minutes flight to Lukla airport (Tenzing-Hillary airport 2,846 m). The flights are usually on time but get delayed or canceled sometimes due to bad or unstable weather. In case the flight gets canceled, we will arrange the next flight as soon as possible or take a heli ride back to Kathmandu. Heli ride will cost you an additional charge. The cost per person will not be way expensive in a group.

How hard is it to walk to Everest Base Camp?

Everest Base Camp Trek is graded, moderate to difficult by professionals. Anyone can become part of this adventurous venture under proper guidance and a well-planned itinerary.

Everest Base Camp Trek distance

The Everest Base Camp Trek distance is 130 kilometers (round trip). Everest Base Camp Trek itinerary varies anywhere from 12 days to 16 or 17 days. Some people also do this trek in less than 12 days, but those people are either very experienced in trekking in the Himalayas or have included heli drop or pick up from the base camp Everest.

Everest Base Camp Trek route

Talking about the trail, it has mixed terrain with numerous ascends and descends throughout the trek. There are both rugged, steep tracks and gentle paths. You have to trek 5 to 6 hours a day at least, and the trail might go through lush forests, crossing suspension bridges and old wooden bridges.

Life suddenly gets very simple, and you have to survive without the comfort of modern living standards. The food options get limited, and the accommodation becomes basic.

Altitude Sickness

With the increase in elevation, the air gets thin, and you continuously have to be aware of altitude sickness. Altitude sickness is a common illness that trekkers have to face during the high-altitude journey.

It happens because of a drastic change in the altitude and if your body does not acclimate properly during the trek. You can do the following things to avoid altitude sickness:

  • Drink plenty of water during the trek.
  • Do not consume alcoholic drinks or smoke. It dehydrates the body.
  • Maintain gain in elevation by no more than 500-600 meters a day.
  • Carry prescribed medicine to deal with headaches and body aches.
  • Check the itinerary and see if it has ample rest days or not.
  • Listen to your body and spend the night at the lower altitude if you find difficulty in breathing, sleeping, or feel nauseous.
  • Remember to climb high, sleep low, and do not feel shy or afraid to ask for help.

Training for the Mount Everest Base Camp Trekking

You can train your body for Everest Base Camp Trek 15 Days by doing exercise and hiking. Other activities like swimming, cycling, and jogging also work to increase stamina. You have to make your core body and legs ready for the long trek on the rugged terrain. Likewise, you also have to prepare mentally to deal with bare minimum facilities, a simple lifestyle, and high altitude.

You don't need to worry too much or go through extensive preparation to reach base camp Everest. Regardless of your fitness, you can stick to your pace once you are on the trail, and as the days will pass by, you will get attached to the surroundings.

What permits do I need for the Everest Base Camp Trek?

You have to get two permits to trek in the Everest region. The first one is Khumbu Pasang Lhamu Rural Municipality Entrance Permit, and the second is Sagarmatha National Park Entry Permit. If you are trekking with us or any local trekking agencies, all the necessary permits will be arranged by the company.

Khumbu Pasang Lhamu Rural Municipality Entrance Permit costs: NPR 2000, per person

Sagarmatha National Park Entry Permit costs: NPR 3000, per person

*Note: If you are trekking from Jiri, then you also have to get an additional permit for Gaurishankar Conservation Area from Nepal Tourism Board that costs NPR 3000 per person.

Everest Base Camp Trek best time

March to April and October to November are the most trekked months in the year. These months are part of the spring and autumn seasons, which is considered the best time of the year to trek to Everest Base Camp Trek.

The clean air and clear view after the monsoon mark the beginning of autumn in Nepal. The weather in the Himalayas gets stable with a moderate climate and fantastic views. You can see fellow trekkers from all around the world relishing spectacular beauty and serene Himalayan surroundings.

Accommodation & Food

During the Everest Base Camp Trek, you will stay in a lodge. The trekking route has great options of accommodation ranging from budget-friendly to luxurious. Our Everest Base Camp Trek package includes decent, comfortable lodges to stay overnight.

For your information, the rooms are usually small with a few pieces of furniture and a private washroom. The facilities in the lodge are limited, and you may have to pay a few extra bucks to use services like a hot shower, charging station, and WiFi.

You will get breakfast, lunch, and dinner during the trek. All the meals are cooked and prepared by the lodge owners. The meals range from dal bhat, curries (veg/non-veg), chapati, steak, Tibetan bread, burger, pasta, pizza, momo, thenduk, thukpa, soup, mashed potato to sandwich, egg, toast, oatmeal, muesli, tea, coffee, etc.

FAQs

  • Q1. How much does it cost to trek Everest Base Camp?

    Everest Base Camp Trek can cost you anywhere around USD 1200 and above, depending upon your itinerary and the services. Contact us to know more in detail about the Everest Base Camp Trek price.

  • Everest Base Camp Trekking lasts from 12 to 16 days. It depends upon your walking speed and itinerary.

  • Yes, sometimes people do die while trekking to Everest Base Camp. It's all because of negligence or unavoidable accidents. It rarely happens, still, you have to be careful while trekking, be well prepared, and know about all the difficulties the journey holds.

  • No, you will not need supplemental oxygen at the Everest Base Camp. Even though Everest Base Camp is located at a high altitude, trekkers generally don't need oxygen masks or anything.

  • Yes, we highly recommend getting travel insurance that covers emergency air evacuation up to 6000 meters and medical bills. Altitude sickness or other unseen events may arise during the trek even with our best efforts, and travel insurance will help you get immediate medical assistance if needed.

  • Our representative will help you with the packing list. You can purchase or rent most of the trekking clothing and equipment in Kathmandu. So, you don't have to carry a huge load while traveling from your home country to Nepal.

  • Yes, you can drink normal drinking water during the trek. For extra safety, trekkers also use water purification tablets. The washrooms are clean, but the water can get cold. Likewise, you can get a hot shower facility at most places. You may have to pay a few extra bucks to use a hot shower.

  • Yes, you can charge your camera and cell phone batteries during the Everest Base Camp Trek. There are charging stations in every lodge that let you charge your devices in exchange for a few extra bucks.

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