Everest Base Camp Trekking 14 Days

$1320 USD
- 14 Days
- Challanging
2-10 Pax

Trekking

March-May\ September -December

Private Car & flight

Hotel in Kathmandu & Lodge on a Trek

Lodge Trek

5550m/18,204ft at Kalapatthar

All meals while on trek

Kathmandu-Lukla-Namche-Dingboche-Lobuche-Gorekshep-Everest Base Camp/Kalapatthar-Namche-Lukla-Kathmandu

Everest Base Camp Trekking Overview

Everest Base Camp trek is a very popular and famous trail. People from all over the world come here to be totally absorbed in this exotic corner of the world, to be placed in awe of the magnificent Mt Everest and its sibling mountain ranges. Trekking to Everest Base Camp takes you to the Base Camp (5,320m/17,450ft) of the highest mountain in the world- Mt. Everest (8,848m/29,021ft).

The Everest Base Camp trek is an incredible experience of a lifetime, and is one of the most sought-after trekking destinations in the world. Everest region trekking is well known for its spectacular Himalayan scenery and the interesting cultures and lifestyles of its inhabitants (Sherpas), including their richest culture and tradition.

Special Notice: Due to unpredictable weather conditions in the Himalayas, there may be unforeseen schedule changes in domestic flights to Lukla and from Lukla. The flights may be delayed for several hours or pushed back by a day or more, depending on the circumstances. Although this is rare, it can happen even during the best trekking seasons. As you know, high altitude weather conditions can be difficult to predict. Therefore, we strongly suggest that you plan for this by allowing for an extra day or two in Nepal after your trek, if possible. This will help ensure that you have some flexibility with regard to your trek. On the other hand, if everything goes according to plan, you will have time to enjoy other activities such as rafting, wildlife viewing, shopping, or just relaxing after your adventure.

Outline Itinerary

Day 01: Arrival day in Kathmandu

Day 02: Fly to Lukla and Trek to Phakding

Day 03: Phakding to Namche Bazzar (3440m/11,283ft)/ 5-6 hours walk

Day 04: Acclimation day

Day 05: Namche to Tengboche (3,867m/12684ft)/ 5 hours walk

Day 06: Tengboche to Dingboche (4,358m/14,295 ft)/ 5-6 hours walk

Day 07: Acclimation Day

Day 08: Dingboche to Lobuche(4,928m/16164 ft)/ 5 hours walk

Day 09: Lobuche to Gorak Shep-Everest Base Camp-Gorak Shep (5,320m/17,450ft EBC )/ (5,160m/16,929ft Gorekshep )/ 7-8 hours walk

Day 10: Gorekshep to Kala Pattar - Pheriche (5550m/18,204ft Kalapatthar)/ (4,358m/14,295 ft. Pheriche)/ 7-8 hours

Day 11: Pheriche to Namche Bazaar (3440m/11,283ft)/ 7-8 hours

Day 12: Namche Bazzar to Lukla (2,652m/8,700ft)/ 7-8 hours

Day 13: Lukla to Kathmandu (1,300m/4,264 ft)/ 35 minutes scenic flight

Day 14: Final departure

 

Everest Base Camp Trekking Itinerary

Day 01: Arrival day in Kathmandu

We will pick you up from the airport and transfer you to your hotel in Thamel. If your flight is during the day our manager will greet you at the hotel and brief you about our program. This evening we will take you for our official welcome dinner at a Nepalese restaurant where you can enjoy cultural ethnic dance and music. If you arrive late our guide will instruct you about your flight to Lukla so that you can prepare accordingly. Overnight at the hotel.
 

Day 02: Fly to Lukla and Trek to Phakding

Our official trek guide will meet you at your hotel to pick you up and take you to the domestic airport. Our guide will do all check in formalities, at the same time you can enjoy mountain photos at the airport. Once you arrive to Lukla, our guide will help you and take you to a restaurant where you have your first breakfast in the mountain. At the meantime our Sherpa would manage bags to carry. It is a short and easy walk to Khakding today which offers many great views of snowcapped mountains and tibetain pray flags as well as tibetain pray rocks. Overnight at the lodge in Phakding.

Day 03: Phakding to Namche Bazzar (3440m/11,283ft)/ 5-6 hours walk

After a hot breakfast at your lodge, the trail leads towards a suspension bridge followed by an easy uphill to Monju, where Sagarmath National Park begins. After brief National Park entrance formalities, you will drop down to a river, cross another suspension bridge, and continue walking to the high Hilary Bridge at the bottom of the hill. After the bridge, the trail leads uphill to the Namche Bazzar. On the way you will have a great view of Mt. Everest, Mt. Lhotse, Mt. Kusum Khangru and more. Overnight at the Lodge.

Day 04: Acclimation day

Today you can explore the museum or visit Khumjung village and Khongde village where you can enjoy more views of Mt. Everest and the surroundings peaks while experiencing Sherpa culture. You can also visit Thame, which is an old Sherpa village. The remainder of the day may be spent exploring Namche Bazzar, where you can use the internet, visit the National Park head office or browse Museums and monasteries as per your interest. Overnight at Namche.

Day 05: Namche to Tengboche (3,867m/12684ft)/ 5 hours walk

After breakfast at the lodge at Namche, the trail leads up towards a ridge and an easy walk to Kyamjuma, then descends slightly to Dudhkoshi at 3250m. After that, a steep ascent will bring you to the famous Tengboche monastery, with its picturesque background of Ama Dablam, Mt. Everest, and other peaks. Overnight at the lodge.

Day 06: Tengboche to Dingboche (4,358m/14,295 ft)/ 5-6 hours walk

Today we'll beign with a half an hour hike down to a riverside and though a lush forest, heading across the river before making a gradual climb up to the valley's highest year-round settlement, Pangboche (3,860m/12,664ft). We'll continue ascending in the afternoon through alpine meadows and yak herds, eventually reaching Dingboche. Overnight stay at the lodge.

Day 07: Acclimation Day

Today we will again take time to acclimate at Dingboche, this is our second acclimatization. You may hike up to Chhukung towards Island Peak, explore Dingboche Valley, hike up to Chhukung Ri. Overnight at Dingboche.

Day 08: Dingboche to Lobuche(4,928m/16164 ft)/ 5 hours walk

After breakfast at the lodge, the trail leads through a valley and goes to the bottom of a hill where an uphill trek begins to get to Dugla. After that, the trail continues to climb up to a ridge where you might see memorials dedicated to a Sherpa who died on the glacier of Mount Everest. The trail then gently climbs up to Lobuche for overnight.

Day 09: Lobuche to Gorak Shep-Everest Base Camp-Gorak Shep (5,320m/17,450ft EBC )/ (5,160m/16,929ft Gorekshep )/ 7-8 hours walk

The trail continues to climb upwards towards Gorak Shep, where you will check into Mt. lodge, have lunch and start your hike to EBC. Today you will finally reach Everest Base Camp (5,357m/17,575ft) by walking through rocky and glacial trails, a walk that is arguably the most wonderful and renowned part of this trek. After visiting the Everest Base Camp, you will return to Gorak Shep (5,160m/16,929ft) for an overnight stay.

Day 10: Gorekshep to Kala Pattar - Pheriche (5550m/18,204ft Kalapatthar)/ (4,358m/14,295 ft. Pheriche)/ 7-8 hours

Early in the morning, your group leader will take you to a dark climb up to Kala Pattar. It takes a couple of hours to walk up to the famous viewing point of Kala Pattar (Black Rock) at 5,545m/18,192ft. This small peak offers the best views of Mt. Everest, Nuptse, Lotse, Pumori and Ama Dablam. The views are golden along with the sunrise before they revert back to their original colors of blanketed white snow. Enjoy the sunrise over Everest as long as you want, then hike back to Gorekshep, have breakfast and back to Pheriche for an overnight stay.

Day 11: Pheriche to Namche Bazaar (3440m/11,283ft)/ 7-8 hours

After a hot breakfast at the lodge, the trail takes an easy downhill drop through a dry valley before reaching Pangboche village. The trail then drops to a riverside and crosses a bridge, continuing up through the pine and juniper forest to Tengboche. The trail descends to the Dudhkoshi River and continues up to Kyungjuna. Finally an easy walk leads you to the Namche Bazaar for overnight stay where you will have access to nice hot showers. Overnight at the lodge.

Day 12: Namche Bazzar to Lukla (2,652m/8,700ft)/ 7-8 hours

After breakfast at the lodge, the trail heads downhill through a pine forest until reaching a bridge leading to Monju. There will be some formalities at the check post of the National Park at Monju, followed by continued walking to Phakding for the lunch. After that, your last day of the trek ends where you began in Lukla. Overnight at the lodge.

Day 13: Lukla to Kathmandu (1,300m/4,264 ft)/ 35 minutes scenic flight

Flights are usually in the morning due to the weather. Your guide will have completed all airport formalities by the time you have finished breakfast at the lodge. Your luggage will be taken to the airport with the help of our Sherpas and porters. Upon your arrival at Lukla airport, we will greet you and take connecting flight to Kathmandu. Once you reach the airport in Kathmandu, a guide will assist you to your hotel by a private car.

Day 14: Final departure

Today is the last day of your trip with us. If you would like to extend your holiday with us, we will gladly help you arrange. Otherwise, we will take you to the airport as per your flight departure time.

Everest Base Camp Trekking Cost :- US$1230

Include

-Airport pick up and drop by private vehicle
-2 Nights twin sharing accommodation in Kathmandu at tourist standard hotel with breakfast
-Welcome dinner and farewell dinner at one of the best Nepalese restaurant with traditional ethnic music and dance
-Airport transfer for domestic flight
-Trekking permits and Tims permits
-Kathmandu-Lukla-Kathmandu flight tickets
-All meals during the trek
-Tea/Coffee (Served in a cup)
-Fresh fruits after dinner
-Gov. licensed and well trained English speaking guide and his entire expenses
-A porter (One porter for each 2 members) and his entire expenses
-Insurance of Guide and Porter
- Everest Trekking map
-All required local tax and Gov tax
-Down jackets and sleeping bags if required

Exclude

-Nepal arrival visa
-Kathmandu city tour (we do offer city tour on request)
-personal nature expenses eg. all kinds of drinks, Mineral water, Beer, Coke and entire beverage etc
-Your Travel insurance that covers Helicopter evacuation
-Tips and any other extending trips and accommodation.

Everest Base Camp Trekking Information

Travel Insurance
You must have a  travel insurance. A travel insurance policy that covers cancellation, injury, death, lost baggage, theft, liability, medical treatment and expenses. Make sure the insurance covers all the activities that you will be undertaking during your stay in Nepal. If a client becomes ill, all hospital expenses, doctors' fees and repatriation costs are the client's responsibility. If you are injured and unable to travel, you can ask for a rescue helicopter from a remote area only if you have definite proof you can pay for it.

Health and Fitness
We strongly recommend you to consult the doctor before planning your holidays. 
Foods and Accommodation
In Kathmandu we use tourist standard hotel to ensure a comfortable stay and relaxed environment before and after your adventure. All breakfasts are included at the hotel in Kathmandu. Rooms are generally twin share – depending on group size and room availability, triple share may be offered up on your request. A single supplement room is available at an additional cost. For breakfast you expect to have porridge, toast or chapattis, omelet and local bread. We will provide all meals on full board (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner and tea & coffee) from the teahouse menu during the trekking period. Whilst trekking on the Everest, the accommodation is in guesthouses or Lodges which are basic with shared facilities. Some lodges offers shower and mostly offers bucket hot water up on request. During the trip you can expect 2 hot showers.

Our effort while you are on a trek
We will try to keep to the proposed itinerary, however as this is adventure travel in a remote Himalayan region, the health of member, weather conditions can all contribute to changes the itinerary. The leader will try to ensure that the trip runs according to plan, but please be prepared to be flexible if necessary. If you are delayed longer than the itinerary date we can help reschedule your international flights but prepare to pay some extra charge if required.
 
Our legal documents
We are a government authorized and certified company. We have special authorization from the government of Nepal to operate trekking tours, expeditions, Tibetan tours, Bhutan tours and many other tourism related services. We are also proud to be members of different professional organizations:
Ministry of Finance, Department of Taxation PAN No. 304585539
Company Registration Office, Pvt. Ltd. No. 79438/067/068
Ministry of Tourism and Civil Aviation, Department of Tourism Industry License No. 1288/067
Central Bank of Nepal, Nepal Rasta Bank Foreign Exchange Department License No. 1159/1/068
Nepal Tourism Board
Trekking Agent Association of Nepal (TAAN)
Kathmandu Environment Education Project (KEEP)

Travel season

Spring and Autumn are the two best seasons in Nepal.

Spring :-( March, April, May) - warmest time to trek. Rhododendron flowers in bloom excellent trails and clear skies, best visibility. 
Autumn: -(Mid September, October and November) - excellent trails, clear blue skies, best visibility.
Winter : -(December, January and February) are also good, but it’s obviously colder. You have to be prepared for this.
Summer: -Monsoon, so rain and visibility can be a big issue (from Mid June, July and August).We do not suggest you this time to visit Nepal. Nepal can be visited the whole year round.

What to bring- pack list: 

Equipments:
Head:
Sunglasses with UV protection
Sun Hat
Lip balm
Upper body:
T- Shirts (2)
Light and expedition weight thermal tops
Fleece jacket or pullover
Fleece Wind-Stopper jacket (optional)
Waterproof (preferably breathable fabric) shell jacket
Down vest and/ or jacket (Included)
Hands:
Lightweight gloves
Heavyweight gloves/ mittens with a waterproof outer shell
Lower body:
Underwear (4)
Hiking shorts (2)
Lightweight cotton long pants
Light and expedition weight thermal bottoms
Fleece or wool pants
Waterproof (preferably breathable fabric) shell pants
Feet:
Thin, lightweight inner socks (4)
Thick, warm wool hiking socks (4)
Hiking boots with spare laces
Camp shoes (sneakers and/ or sandals)
Gaiters only for winter)
Accessories:
Sleeping bag rated to zero degrees F (Included)
Headlamp with spare bulbs and batteries
Small padlock or combination lock
Basic First Aid Kit
Large plastic bags- for keeping items dry inside trek bag
Day pack (you will carry your own small daypack)
Water bottles (2)
Hiking poles/ walking sticks
Toiletries:
Soap, shampoo, toothbrush, toothbrush etc
Ear plugs
Small wash towel
Extras:
Camera with extra batteries and cards/ film
Binoculars
Sun hat or scarf
Light balaclava or warm fleece hat
Reading book
Trail Map/ Guide book
Journal & Pen
IPod & Travel games (i.e. cards, chess, and backgammon)

Passport & Visa Information
Nepal visa is easy to obtain. You may buy your Nepal visa at your nearest Nepalese Embassy or Mission offices abroad or buy this upon on arrival to Kathmandu international airport as per your convenient. You must have 2 passport size photographs, visa fees in US cash & valid passport at least for 6 months valid at the starting of the trip. Nationals of SAARC countries, India and China do not need visa when visiting Nepal. Transit visa is provided for foreign nationality for 3 days. Visa must be obtained for staying over the initial period of three days. Currently, foreign national can obtain Nepalese visa from the following border.


Tribhuvan International Airport, Kathmandu
Kakarvitta, Jhapa (Eastern Nepal)
Birganj, Parsa (Central Nepal)
Kodari, Sindhupalchowk (Northern Border)
Belhiya, Bhairahawa (Rupandehi, Western Nepal)
Jamuna, Nepalgunj (Banke, Mid Western Nepal)
Mohana, Dhangadhi (Kailali, Far Western Nepal)
Gaddachauki, Mahendranagar (Kanchanpur, Far Western Nepal)


Tourist Visa Fees
3 days transit visa - Free of cost
Multiple entry 15 days - US$ 25 or equivalent convertible currency
Multiple entry 30 days - US$ 40 or equivalent convertible currency
Multiple entry 90 days - US$ 100 or equivalent convertible currency
(For further information, please, contact Department of Immigration, Kalikasthan, Dillibazar, Kathmandu, and
Tel: 00977-1 4433935 / 4429660 / 4438862 / 4438868 Download visa form-: www.immi.gov.np