Everest Base Camp Trek - 14 Days
The Mt. Everest is the first choice of every adventure seekers since it is the highest mountain in the world. Indeed, Mt Everest has 8848 M altitude which is situated in the northern Himalayan region of Nepal. Mt. Everest has 4 base camps. Those camps have been made for Everest climbers to stay and rest while they are a journey of Everest Expedition. Everest Base Camp Trek refers to a trek to initial base camp i.e first base camp of Everest which is located at 5545 M altitude.
Generally, Everest Base Camp Trek denotes first camp of south route of Everest. And the south route is most popular trekking route wherein more than 40,000 trekkers visit every year. Climbing Everest from south east ridge is quite easier. So that, it is very popular trekking route in the world.
We have designed a 12 days trekking package of Everest Base Camp. It is a short days’ package and made to offer those adventure lovers who are willing to reach and enjoy the Everest but have less vacation time. Throughout the journey, you will get to enjoy the traditional Sherpa villages, Himalayan landscapes views, the beautiful snow-capped mountain scenery, eight 8000M peaks, diversity of natures, living difficulty of Himalayan residents etc.
Everest Base Camp Trek normally starts from Lukla airport as you reach there by twin-utter flight from Kathmandu. And the trek ends also in Lukla. However, your journey with our company only completes when you come back to Kathmandu and returns back to your home or other destination safely.
We pick up you from TIA as you arrive and then transfer you to the Hotel near Thamel. You are transfered to hotel near by Thamel since our office is in the Thamel.
Altitude: 4428 ft/1350 m
Day 02: Kathmandu Sightseeing Tour
We wake up early morning, become freshen up and have breakfast. Then our sightseeing tour around Kathmandu valley start. We visit Boudhnath, Pashupatinath, Kathmandu Durbar Square and finally Swayambhunath. All these places are cited in UNESCO world heritage cites. Boudhnath is the biggest Stupa and sacred place of Buddhists. Pashupatinath is one of the most popular Hindu pilgrims which is located at the bank of Bagmati River. Kathmandu Durbar Square was built 300 – 400 years ago at the reign of Malla King in Kathmandu Valley. And The Swayambhunath is also a Stupa. But however, both Buddhists and Hindus devoir this place . So it is the great example of religious tolerance.
Day 03: Kathmandu to Lukla (9184 ft/2800 m) Flight and Trek to Phakding (8700 ft/2652 m)
Early morning we move toward Tribhuwan International Airport for domestic flight. After 30 – 40 minutes’ long flight, we will arrive at Lukla Airport (9184 ft/2800 m). Then we kick off our first trek from Lukla to Phakding. This trail follows the bank of Dhudhkoshi River until we reach to Phakding (8700 ft/2652 m)
Day 04: Phakding to Namche Bazaar (11280 ft/3438 m)
On the next day i.e day 4, we continue our journey toward Namche Bazaar (8700 ft/2652 m). It takes about 5 – 6 hours walk to reach there. In between the trail, we will enjoy pine forest along with the walk of bank of Dhudhkoshi River.
Day 05: Acclimatization Day at Namche Bazaar ( 11,283ft/3,440m )
Today is break day at Namche Bazaar. We will explore the Namche Bazaar, enjoy the traditional view of Namche. Namche is the biggest sherpa town in the Himalayan Region. From here, we can hike to Sagarmatha National Park and enjoy the sunrise in Himalaya. You can also have spectacular view of the greatest Mt. Everest, Ama Dablam, Nuptse, and Thamserku.
Day 06: Namche Bazaar to Tenboche (12,694 ft/3,870 m)
Now, we continue our trail leaving Namche Bazaar to reach in Tenboche Village. You can see biggest monastery in Tenboche Village which is called Tenboche monastery. Within 5-6 hours, we get to reach in Tenboche Village. It is situated within the Sagarmatha National Park. From the Tenboche Monastery, fantastic panoramic views of Himalayas can be enjoyed. And if you want to observe the Tenboche Monastery, you have to be there in 3:00 PM because it only opens at 3:00 PM everyday.
Day 07: Tenboche to Dinboche (14,300 ft/4,360 m)
Our today’s trail is blessed with rhododendron forest until we reach to Dinboche. It is followed by the Imja River which we cross and reach to Panboche Village. Like in Tenboche, we can see a Panboche Monastery here. After spending a little bit time there, we continue further trail and pass the Imja Valley and Lubuche River. Then we reach to Dinboche. Dinboche is our end point of 7th day’s routine of our itinerary.
Day 08: Dinboche to Lobuche (16,207 ft/4940 m)
To continue our trail, we begins the day with a successive climb. The trail follows with Moraine of Khumbu Glacier until we arrive at Lobuche. In between the climb, we get to enjoy the praying flags, array of stones and off course the spectacular snow-capped mountain.
Day 09: Lobuche to Gorak Shep (16,961ft/5,170 m), View of Mt. Everest from Everest Base Camp (17,594 ft/5,364 m)
We move toward our further destination i.e Gorakshep. Then finally, we visit to Everest Base Camp 5545 m. Today will be a strenuous as it is an adventurous path of Everest Expedition because of the high altitude and thin air. On the way of base camp, we will get to view the Khumbu Glacier and Icefall. At the base camp, you can see the group of Everest Climbers if you are visiting during spring season. You can enjoy by approaching snow-capped mountains and capturing mountain views for the memoirs of your life.
Day 10: Gorakshep to Kalapathar (18,192ft/5,545m) and Pheriche (14,070ft/4,288m)
Early morning, we get ready to trek towards Kalapathar. Kalapathar is meant “Black Stone” in English. From Kalapathar, you see Mt. Everest more closer. This time you can get the great opportunity to capture great snaps of The Mount Everest and its neighboring peaks. After having enjoyments in Kalapathar. We come back to Gorakshep and have breakfast and then we downwards to Pheriche from Kalapathar.
Day 11: Pheriche to Namche Bazaar (11,280 ft/3,440 m)
We make our trip downward to Namche Bazaar from Pheriche. We walk along the rhododendron forests and pine forests and finally come back to Namche Bazaar.
Day 12: Namche Bazaar to Phakding and Lukla (9,186ft/2,800m)
Early morning, we have breakfast and trek back to Tenzing Hillary Airport i.e Lukla Airport. We cross several villages and arrive in Lukla. And then we stay in Tea House.
Day 13: Lukla to Kathmandu (4428 ft/1350 m
Finally, your trekking journey ends here and you will hop a brief flight and come back to Kathmandu. As you land on Tribhuvan International Airport, you are transferred to Hotel and you have a rest there. In the evening, we get together and have success party.
Day 14: Final Departure
Finally, your trip in Nepal comes to end. Our representative will take you to airport.
- Porter service and guide (Experienced and certified English Speaking Guide) service
- All trekking permits and national park permits
- 3 Times meals a day during trekking
- 2 nights accommodation in Kathmandu also includes breakfast
- Airport Pick up and transfers
- All permits for trekking including Sagarmatha National Park permit
- Government and local taxes
- Lukla – Kathmandu domestic flights
- Tea house accommodation
- Tips and other extra expenses
- Travel Insurance
- International flights
Trekking to Himalayas is so strenuous. So you have to keep some equipment to be safe during the journey. That is why we advise you to have needed things. Trekking gears can be rented from Nepal too, so you should not take it from your home.
Here we have listed the gears which you need while you are trekking in Himalayas
- Sun hat / Scarf
- Sun glasses
- Head Tourch
For Upper Body
- Water Proof Jacket
- Down Jacket
- Light Weight T-shirt
For Lower Body
- Water Proof Pants
- Light Weight Pant
- Thin Inner socks
- Woolen socks
- Hiking boots (preferred comfortable boots)
- Trekking and sleeping bags
- Water and camel bottle etc
Generally, there will be no more than 12 trekkers in a group. However, if you want large number of trekkers in a group, then we also can arrange that too. Considering the good services, we have realized that 12 number of trekkers in a group is optimum for a successful trekking in Himalaya.
Porter and Guide Services
In a group, there will be an experienced guide who has good knowledge about the Himalaya. S/he will care about your enjoyment and safety. However, travel insurance is most valuable things while you are doing trekking in Himalaya. And one porter is available to carry 20 kg bag/luggage in the Himalaya. For additional luggage, you will be charged additional.
We will manage accommodation in Hotel only in Kathmandu. There will be tea houses/lodges accommodation during trek. Hotel in Kathmandu has good facilities such as attached washrooms, television etc. However, these facilities are not available in higher elevation. In higher elevation, there may not be single room available. So we have to stay in shared room.
3 times meal per day is provided during trek but only breakfast is provided in Kathmandu. We will have breakfast and dinner in lodges or tea houses and lunch on the way of trekking.
Pick up and drop off service from and to Tribhuvan International Airport is available. A domestic flight from Kathmandu to Lukla is included in this trip. Besides that, Taxi service is available while you are doing sightseeing in Kathmandu Valley before Lukla flight.
Best Season to Travel
March to May (Spring) and September to November (Autumn) are the best seasons to make trip in Everest Base Camp because the climate of the Himalaya in these days becomes more clean which guarantees the incredible panoramic mountain views. However, trekking in Everest Base Camp Trek can be undertaken in the winter season too.
Everest Base Camp is the place where climbers stay an overnight before heading to the summit of the Mt. Everest. In fact, there are two Everest Base Camps; one is of south side which is in Nepal and another is of north side situated in Tibet. Everest Base Camp of Nepal side is situated at the elevation of 5364 M above the sea level while Tibet side base camp is situated in 5150 M above from the sea level.
Everest Base Camp of Nepal side is most commonly used and most popular because it is easier to reach near the Mt. Everest from there.
Mt. Everest is the highest peak in the world which is 8848 m above the sea level. And Everest Base Camp is 5364 M above the sea level. However, you can get little bit difference in several statistics about its elevation.
Generally, it takes 8 days to get to Everest Base Camp from Lukla by trekking. And to get back to lukla, it takes about 4 days. But if you want helicopter to get to Everest Base Camp, you can reach within 1 to 2 hours.
We ensure your travel safety either you are male or female. In fact, whole Nepal is very safe and warm welcoming of foreign travelers. By the way, our team has long standing relationship with the lodges and tea houses of the Himalaya.
Trekking in Everest Base Camp is a strenuous, and its ultimate destination is Everest Base Camp which is situated in 5364 m above the sea level. So, unfortunately, high altitude sickness might be a serious problem. Therefore, travel insurance can help you to provide helicopter rescue from the Himalaya.
Everest Base Camp Trek requires 2 permits –
- Trekking permit
- National Park permit
Everest Base Camp Trek passes through Sagarmatha National Park which is a home of rare animal and birds species in Himalaya.