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Everest Base Camp Trek - 15 Days

Everest Base Camp Trek
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Everest Base Camp Trek is one of the most popular and fulfilling trekking destinations in Nepal. Every year thousands of trekkers visit the Khumbu region to go on this trek to witness stunning views of the mighty Everest (8848m) along with other snow-capped mountains and wonderful sceneries. Everest Base Camp Trek allows you to stand on the base of the highest peak in the world without having prior trekking experience.

Trekking to Everest Base Camp can give you one of the most incredible times of your life. Your trek begins by taking a short flight from Lukla to Kathmandu. You will trek from Lukla and reach Namche Bazaar, one of the biggest residence areas of the legendary Sherpas. You will observe the daily life, tradition, and culture of Sherpas. Reaching Tengboche, you will visit the oldest and beautiful monastery of this region. From Tengboche, you will head to Dingboche, Lobuche, Gorakshep, and ultimately reach Everest Base Camp to have an astonishing panorama of the high mountains of Khumbu region. The trail is full of ascends and descends along with beautiful rhododendron and pine forests, rivers, hills, stunning views snow-capped mountains, and glaciers. You will also climb to Kala Patthar (5550m), which presents you with a stunning sunrise view over the peaks of Mt. Everest (8848m), Khumbutse (6636m), Lhotse (8414m), Nuptse (7861m), Pumori (7161m), Lingtren (6749m), and so on. You will trek back to Lukla with a heart full of unforgettable memories that will live with you for a lifetime.

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Day 1
Day 1: Arrive in Kathmandu airport.

You will meet with one of our representatives at Tribhuvan International Airport (TIA) who will take you to your hotel. Later, you will meet your trekking guide who will brief you about the trek and help you make the necessary preparation. Overnight at hotel in Kathmandu.

Day 2
Day 2: Fly from Kathmandu to Lukla and then same day trek to Phakding (2610m). 03-05 hours.

Your trek begins after a short 40 minutes flight over the hills and mountains from Kathmandu to Lukla. Lukla is a small town with few hotels, lodges, and general stores. Shortly after reaching Lukla, you will begin your trek to Phakding. You will climb up on the left bank of DudhKoshi River and descend to join the Everest route to reach Phakding. You will have a close-up view of KusumKanguru (6367m) from Phakding. Overnight in Phakding.

Day 3
Day 3: Phakding to Namche Bazaar (3440 m.) 06-07 hours.

Today you will begin your trek from Phakding to Namche Bazaar. Namche Bazaar is a large Sherpa town and also the main trading area of Khumbu region. You will cross the river on a high suspension bridge and reach Monjo village (2835m). You will enter Sagarmatha National Park in Monjo and cross the suspension bridge over the DudhKoshi River to enter Jorsalle. From here, you will ascend on the steep path and reach Namche Bazaar. On a clear day, you will get to see the first view of Mt. Everest (8848m).

Day 4
Day 4: Extra day in Namche Bazaar for acclimatization.

Today you will take a rest to get acclimatized with high altitude. You will hike up to Khunde Hospital (built by Sir Edmund Hillary), or take an hour-long walk to the Everest View Hotel (3962m). From here, you will see stunning views of Mt. Everest (8848m), Lhotse (8414m), Thamserku (6608m), Nuptse (7861m), KusumKanguru (6367m), and AmaDablam (6856m). Overnight in Namche Bazaar.

Day 5
Day 5: Namche Bazaar to Tengboche (3867 m). 05-06 hr

After having a warm delicious breakfast, you will begin your trek to Tengboche. You will walk on the side of the valley, high above DudhKoshi River, and after crossing a few beautiful villages and several tea shops, you will descend on the steep path. After that, you will cross the bridge over DudhKoshi River at PhunkeTenga (3250m) and reach Tengboche, where you will see the most famous and the oldest monastery of the Khumbu region. The trail will present you with gorgeous views of Mt. Everest (8848m), AmaDablam (6856m), Lhotse (8414m), and so on. Overnight in Tengboche.

Day 6
Day 6: Tengboche to Dingboche (4260m). 05-06 hr

Today, you will gradually begin to descend to Dingboche (4410m), and crossing ImjaKhola, you will climb up to Pangboche village. This village is opposite to AmaDablam (6856m) and presents you stunning views of snow-capped mountains behind beautiful pine trees, Mani walls, and gompas. From here, you will ascend through dense forests of juniper bushes, and after two and half an hour walk, you reach Dingboche. Overnight in Dingboche.

Day 7
Day 7: Rest at Dingboche for acclimatization.

Today, you will take a day for acclimatization and explore the surrounding areas. You can steeply climb to Nakartsang Gompa for an exceptional view of Mt. Everest (8848m), Makalu (8481m), Baruntse (7129m), Lhotse (8414m), AmaDablam (6856m), and Island Peak (6189m). You can also choose to go on a small side trip to Chhukhung to have some delicious food. Overnight in Dingboche.

Day 8
Day 8: Dingboche (4350m.) to Lobuche (4930m.). 05-06 hr

With the panoramic view of mountains, you will begin your trek to Lobuche via Dughla. You will climb up on the zigzag path through rocky glacial moraines. You will find several stone Chortens at the top, built in the memories of Sherpas who died while climbing the mighty Everest (8848m). From here, you will gradually climb along the glacier to reach Lobuche. Overnight in Lobuche.

Day 9
Day 9: Lobuche (4900m.) to Everest Base Camp (5364m) via Gorakshep (5180m). 03-04 hr

You will begin your trek and reach Gorakshep where you will take rest, and if feeling okay, you will climb to Everest Base Camp (5364m), which will take about four and half hours to reach and get back to Gorakshep. The trail is covered with glaciers and rocks. You will also see beautiful small frozen lakes around the Everest Base Camp. At the base camp, a wide vista of the Khumbu Himalayas makes up an enticing landscape. You will later hike down to Gorakshep for the overnight stay.

Day 10
Day 10: Gorakshep to Kala Patthar (5550m.) and back to Pheriche (4243m). 06-07 hr.

Today you will wake up early in the morning to witness the beautiful sunrise from Kala Patthar (5550m). After a tough climb to Kala Patthar, you will get a stunning view of Mt. Everest (8848m), Khumbutse (6636m), Lhotse (8414m), Nuptse (7861m), Pumori (7161m), Lingtren (6749m), and many other peaks. After having a good time at Kala Patthar, you will return to Pheriche for the overnight stay.

Day 11
Day 11: Pheriche to Namche Bazaar (3440 m.) 7-8 hrs.

Today, you will begin your trek through the hillside covered by juniper trees, and in spring, you will find beautiful pink and red rhododendrons all around you. You will have lunch in Tengboche and then continue to Namche Bazaar. We want to take a long last look (and picture) of Lhotse (8414m) and the tip of Everest (8848m) from here. On reaching your lodge, you can take a nice hot shower and have the very relaxed sleep in your room in Namche Bazaar. Overnight in Namche Bazaar.

Day 12
Day 12: Namche Bazaar to Lukla (2886m.) 6-8 hrs.

Today, you will slowly and carefully descend on the steep path and rocky terrain. After that, you will cross a suspension bridge over the DudhKoshi River, and you will find climate getting warmer. Regardless of walking back on the same route, you will get completely different views. You will get into open plains and beautiful pine forests with snow-capped mountains at a far distance. Crossing small Sherpa villages, you will reach Lukla for the overnight stay.

Day 13
Day 13: Morning flight back from Lukla to Kathmandu .40 minutes.

Today you will take an early morning flight back to Kathmandu. The short flight will give you the outstanding view of snow-capped mountains. After reaching Kathmandu, you can rest and further explore nearby areas. Overnight at hotel in Kathmandu.

Day 14
Day 14: Sightseeing tour around Kathmandu.

After having a little breakfast, you will visit the UNESCO World Heritage Sites of the Kathmandu valley. You will visit Pashupatinath, Boudhanath, Swayambhunath (Monkey Temple), and Kathmandu Durbar Square.

Day 15
Day 15: Fly back home.

Today, you will be transferred to Tribhuvan International Airport (TIA) for your flight back home.

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Cost Includes

  • Airport / Hotel / Airport pick up & drop by private car / van / bus.
  • Standard accommodation in Kathmandu.
  • Guided city tour in Kathmandu by car / van / bus.
  • All your standard Meals (breakfast, lunch and dinner) during the trek.
  • Best available Lodges, Guesthouses accommodation during the trek (mainly in twin sharing).
  • A local government licensed English speaking Guide during the trek.
  • The required number of porters to carry your luggage during the trek.
  • Food, accommodation, salary, insurance, equipment, medicine and transportation for all trekking/tour staff.
  • National Park permits and TIMS Permit
  • Down Jacket, sleeping bag and duffel bag by Base Camp Adventure (which needs to be returned after the trek.)
  • First aid medical kits.
  • All necessary land transport
  • Domestic airfare (Kathmandu-Lukla-Kathmandu)and airport tax.

Cost Excludes

  • Lunch and dinner whilst in Kathmandu.
  • Your travel insurance (compulsory).
  • International airfare and airport departure tax.
  • Alcoholic, hot and cold drinks, laundry.
  • Personal trekking Equipment.
  • Tips for trekking staff .
  • Any others expenses which are not mentioned on Price Includes section.

We are advised to consider the following equipment as these are essentials while packing for the Everest Base Camp Trek. Adjustments to the list can be managed according to the requirements, interests, duration of trip, and season of trip.  We can find variety of these gears to rent or buy in Kathmandu. Majority of the gears which are in sale in Kathmandu are locally manufactured and some are imported from china and they are much cheaper. And there are some famous branded gear shops in Kathmandu, Thamel.

Equipment List:
– A good backpacking sleeping bag and liner

– Lightweight and comfortable hiking boots: fit them with hiking socks and wear them wherever possible before you go to trekking.
– Sandals/ Flip flop
– Hiking socks – at least 4 pairs of cotton socks and 2 pair of wool socks
– Lightweight long sleeve hiking shirts
– Windproof/Waterproof pants and jacket
– Plastic rain poncho
– Light weather protection and warmer weather
– Hat for sun and wind
– Windproof gloves
– Warmer clothes
– Long underwear
– Thermals (socks, t-shirts, sweater)
– Wool hat/beanie (for winter)
– Shorts
– Hiking trousers
– Best down jacket

– Best affordable hiking backpack under $100

Accessories:

– Sunglasses with good UV protection
– Sunscreen
– Lightweight bag to carry your personal needs during the day
– Insect repellent
– Camera with extra battery
– Flashlight
– Backpack
– Aluminum water bottle
– Head lamp
– Trekking/Hiking Poles

Q: I’ve never trekked before.  Can I do this trek?
Answer:
 As long as you are reasonably fit, mentally prepared and can walk for 6-7-hours a day then no matter who you are and what your background is, a bit of training may be necessary, but even that is not 100% essential for most.

Q: How many miles do you walk each day?
Answer: 
It is about 40 miles from Lukla to EBC and it should take a minimum of eight days including 2 acclimatizing day. In average you walk around 4-7 miles per day while going up and 8-12 miles while coming down.

Q: Is there battery charging facility?
Answer: The tea houses have charging ability via their solar panels but if it has been cloudy for several days, there may not be enough reserves to charge barberries for your camera, and thus it is better to have an extra battery. Teahouses usually charge for it – maybe a 300-500 rupees per hour. Many people want to charge their batteries so try to plug your stuff in as soon as you arrive.

Q: Can I do laundry on the trek?
Answer: Yes, you can. You can take this service with guest house. This will not be by machine, it will be by hand. Or, you can do your own laundry in a bucket.

Q: Is there bottled water on the Everest base camp trek?
Answer: Yes, there’s bottled water from Lukla all the way up to base camp. But, the price goes up the higher you go. One liter bottle of water cost start around 70 rupees and at base camp cost well over 300 (around $3). A budget solution to this is to use water treatment solution or use water purifier tablets. Some purification tabs and drops make the water taste weird. Please be aware of that too. Buying boiled water can be a solution to save money from expensive bottled water but make sure if water was fully boiled or not before you buy.

Q: Is there age limit for Everest Base Camp Trek?
Answer: 
There isn’t any official age limit saying you can and cannot trek to Everest Base Camp.

Q: How difficult is the Everest Base Camp Trek?
Answer: In terms of terrain there are no ropes needed and no ice picks needed. There is no vertical climbing involved. The ground is not paved. It is rough, rocky and gravel strewn. Most of the trek involves long paths that go up and then down. People with weak ankles should take caution. Depending on the time of year you go there can also be snow and ice in the trails. There are some boulders that need climbing, but you can also walk around many.

Q: Can children go on the Everest Base Camp trek?
Answer: Yes is the general rule. It’s advisable that your child is reasonable and able to understand and follow instructions immediately. Your child should be mature enough to recognize altitude sickness symptoms.

Trip Reviews
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  1. I booked my Everest Base Camp trek with Base Camp Adventure and I cannot fault any of my experience! Shree made sure everything was taken care of and all had been thought out. Prior to the trek I was given a full briefing of what would happen and what to expect. My guide on the trek was Shiva who was amazing and so knowledgable of our surroundings. He was friendly and always caring. Unfortunately I suffered from altitude sickness towards the end of the trip and had to be helicoptered back to Kathmandu, I made a very swift recovery but through all of this Shree and his team were by my side to ensure I was ok and to look after all the insurance details. Throughout my whole experience I felt so well looked after and cannot appreciate what they did for me enough! I would not recommend anyone but this company if you are interested in trekking in Nepal and believe me, it will be the best thing you ever do!
  2. My partner and I did the 13 day trek to Everest Base camp with Base Camp Adventure and it was amazing. Shree what great, he organised everything for us, from the minuet we arrive in Kathmandu he was there to meet us at the airport and waved us farewell after our incredible experience. Shree and the team made us feel very comfortable, safe and welcome, and went through everything pre trek. Our guide Shiva was amazing, he took care of us really well and was always there to talk things through, and play cards with us. We were even able to modify our itinerary so we could visit the Sir Edmund Hillary Statue! We would highly recommend Base Camp Adventure, Shree and his team.
  3. we just did a Everest Trek with base camp adventure it was so amazing and never forget their service.
  4. A group of 21 people of mixed abilities set out with this company to Base Camp Everest. We had 3 excellent guides Rajendra, Prakash & Ganesh all of which brought different qualities and experience with them. We were briefed every evening about the following day, the food was much better than we believed it was going to be and the accommodation was adequate. All of us made it to BCE and this was because of the way the trek was planned with plenty of acclimatisation days. We met many with other groups that didn't because of lack of planning. A great trip made especially memorable because of the guides and knowledge they provided thank you
  5. Namaste everyone. would like to recommend to those who interest for some EBC hiki. Service provided by Base camp Adventure treks & Expedition is awesome with the experience guide join part with us. the itinerary can be adjust base on everyone need. ex. we having some problem when the time of back due to tired and sick of some member. the tour guide just will plan for ur coming hike and also suggest with the best one for you. Tour guide provided also good in many of language and make us feel like home when we are in our hiking trip. Before the trip also will provided any such information for you for prepare. so It can be rated as 5 star service . Thank Base camp Adventure treks & Expedition for the excellent hiking experience provided to myself and my team!

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