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Everest Base Camp Trek - 15 Days

Everest Base Camp Trek

Trek to the foot of amazing Everest, the world’s highest peak, Set out on challenging hikes to Kala Pattar (5545m), Nangkartshang Peak (5100m) and Everest Base Camp (5362m). Explore Sherpa villages and the ancient Buddhist monasteries, Visit a school and healthpost established by Sir Edmund Hillary in the mountain village of Khunde and Khumjung.

Everest Base Camp is premium trekking destination in the world and most desired dream hiking goal among trekkers. Our cautiously designed 17 days itinerary allow you for proper acclimatization process to get real close –up to see Sagarmatha literally meaning “The Head of Earth or Sea” internationally known as Mount Everest. To reach this part of the Himalaya Base Camp within a short period of time, we have devised this short trekking tour itinerary to Hike to Everest Base Camp which runs directly starts and ends at Lukla. The trek to Everest Base Camp also called EBC trek in short form, a very world famous mountain trek, starts after 35 minutes picturesque flight from Kathmandu to Lukla. We follow the Dudh Kosi River valley which climbs up to the Sherpa capital of Namche, a busy market that is a junction for all the trekkers, the local Sherpa and Expeditions en route to the mighty Mt. Everest. All along this part of the trail, villages are interspersed with magnificent forests of rhododendron, magnolia and giant firs. In both the early autumn and late spring, the flowers on this portion of the trek make it the kind of walk you will remember for a long, long time.

From Namche, we trek along a high traversing path where we have our first good views of Everest and then head towards Tengboche Monastery, which is a 2 hour climb. The monastery stands at the height of 3870m in a clearing surrounded by dwarf firs and rhododendrons where Mani Rimdu Festival is held in October/November full moon day. The monastery is structurally located on a ridge top with commanding views of the Everest landscape. The view from this spot, seen to best advantage in the morning, is absolutely mesmerizing and stunning and is rightly deemed to be one of the most magnificent in the world. We also have the opportunity to trek to Kala Patthar (5,554m) from where we can get some awesome views of the Himalayan giants which literally numb your senses with breathless admiration that beholds the eye; and makes up for the lung-bursting climb that took you up there. You soon realize it was absolutely worth it. This also includes fantastic views of the south west face of the colossal Mt. Everest. We then trek down to Everest Base Camp at the foot of the Khumbu ice fall before finally making our way back down to Lukla. We have open booking Everest Base Camp trek package in very completive price for the year 2017 and 2018 spring season.
 
Outline Itinerary
Day 01: Meet and greet at Kathmandu airport. Transfer to hotel.
Day 02: Get permits, rest and preparation or visit ancient old temples in Kathmandu.
Day 03: Fly to Lukla (2800m) and Trek to Phakding (2610m) 3 hours walk.
Day 04: Trek to Namche Bazaar (3440m), 3 hours walk.
Day 05: Rest and acclimatization day at Namche Bazaar.
Day 06: Trek to Tengboche (3870m), 5 hours
Day 07: Trek to Dingboche (4410m), 5-6 hours walk.
Day 08: Rest and acclimatization day at Dingboche.
Day 09: Trek to Lobuche (4910m), 5-6 hours walk.
Day 10: Trek to Gorakshep (5160m), 2/3 hours walk. EBC (5364m) Excursion
Day 11: Excursion Kalapatthar (5545m), and trek to Pheriche 5-6hours walk.
Day 12: Trek to Namche Bazar (3440m), 7 hours walk.
Day 13: Trek to Lukla (2800m), 7-8 hours walk.
Day 14: Fly back to Kathmandu, 35 minutes flight in the morning.
Day 15: Fly back to home country or further destination.
 
Trip Note: Nepal trek to Everest Base Camp itinerary can be custom-made as per your requirements. The trip cost will be according to Deluxe, Standard, Budget and group size so please kindly provides us your details for customized tour package. For your information Lukla flight is notorious for being delay problem  to and from Kathmandu by few hours or canceled for a day or more rarely, it may happen even in top trekking season also as you know how climate changes effecting our world. So, please allow a couple of spare night/s in Kathmandu following your trek if possible. 

Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu, meet our company representative and transfer to hotel.
Flying to Kathmandu is thrilling with the views of snow-capped mountain peaks sprawling down below you are almost delighted, beginning a whole chain of memorable experiences that stay with you for a long, long time.I will meet you at the airport and escort you to your hotel. I will help you check into your designated hotel. At the hotel, you will be briefed about your daily activities.

Day 02: Sightseeing of Kathmandu Valley
Kathmandu is known as “the city of temples” and has been a popular destination for tourists ever since Nepal opened its doors to visitors. The city presents a wonderful mix of Hinduism, Tibetan Buddhism and Western influence in the Valley. Patan and Bhaktapur, its two major neighboring cities bear immense historical, cultural and religious significances. There will be a half day guided tour to the famous and biggest Hindu shrine of Pashupatinath,the largest Buddhist stupa in Nepal Boudhanath, the 15th century Palace of 55 windows and Swoyambhunath.

Day 03: Fly to Lukla (2800m) and Trek to Phakding (2610m)
Take exciting and adventurous flight of 35 minutes To Lukla from Kathmandu with beautiful views of landscape and snow capped mountains and start our trek to Phakding. It is pleasant walk of 3 hours today passing many Tibetan Buddhist prayer walls, monasteries and monuments. We have a tea or lunch trek on the way to Phakding. Stay overnight in lodge.

Day 04: Phakding - Namche Bazaar (3440m), 3 hours walk
After hot breakfast; we start our trek to Namche viaToktok, Benkar, Monjo and Jorsalle. After 3 hours hike passing many suspension bridges with good view of Mt. Thamserku and we should entry our Sagarmatha National Park entry permit and will have lunch in Jorsalle. Then we start to climb steep up slowly passing high suspension bridge till Namche Bazaar which takes about 2 and half hour. Stay overnight in lodge.

Day 05: Acclimatization day at Namche Bazaar.
As it is very important for the trekkers to schedule an ‘acclimatization day’ to acclimatize our body and to avoid AMS further up the trail. This never means we have to stop walking but it is always recommended to hike to higher elevation and sleep at lower so we can hike up to Everest view hotel for panoramic and spectacular view of mountains, walk to twin Sherpa village (Khumjung and Khunde) and vist Sherpa museum or hang around at Namche Bazar. There are many hotels, lodges, restaurants, bars, cyber café, boutiques, souvenir shops and groceries at Namche. This place is nice to hang around. Stay over in lodge.

Day 06: Trek to Tengboche (3870m), 5 hours
In the morning, we start our trek like as before days and the trail continues to straight until reaching Kyanjuma and takes about 1 and half hour walk and then the trail climbs down to the Dudh Kosi River and cross by suspension bridge. We can see a series of picturesque water driven prayer wheel. Then we will have lunch in Phungi Thangna. The steep ascent brings us to Tengboche village. Tengboche is a village in Khumjung in the Khumbu region of northeastern Nepal, located at 3,867 metres. In the village is an important Buddhist monastery, Tengboche Monastery, which is the largest gompa in the Khumbu region. Explore the region’s most active Buddhist Monastery at 4PM and visit sacred land exhibition center. The views of the mountains are fabulous in the morning and evening. Stay overnight in Lodge.

Day 07: Trek to Dingboche (4410m), 5-6 hours walk.
The trail continues through the Rhododendrons, birch and blue pine forests until reaching the suspension bridge near the Pangboche village which takes about 2 hours. Then we cross the bridge and we climb up gently steep trail until Pangboche village. We will have lunch break at Somare. After lunch the trail continues in the isolated pastures and fields till Orsho, left trail goes to Pheriche and right trail continues to Dingboche. Then we continue our trek to following the upstream of Imja Khola. Finally we arrive in Dingboche which takes about 2 hours. Now we have a good view of Amadablam, Island Peak, Lhotse, Tawache, Tsolache, Lobuche and other peaks. Stay overnight in lodge.

Day 08: Rest and acclimatization day at Dingboche.
It is important to take a another acclimatization day at Dingboche to make sure you are well-acclimatized, some people skip the rest and acclimatization day at Dingboche. You see how well you go on the trail head. But it is always wise to have a rest and re-energizing day at Dingboche at the altitude of 4,410 m/14,465ft. from the sea level. This place is warmer than Pheriche to other side. If you feel stronger you have choice to make a day trip to Nangkar Tshang (5,616 m) which offers amazing view of Mt Makalu (8.485m) the fifth highest mountain in the world.

Day 09: Trek to Lobuche (4910m), 5-6 hours walk.
The short climb brings us to the ridge above Dingboche and past the small Chhorten and descends to the broad terrace above the Khumbu Khola valley. The trail goes through the terrace until reaching Thukla. We can see a short glimpse of the majestic peak of Pumori, Nuptse, Lobuche, Cholatse, Tawache, Amadablam and other small peaks.The trail steeply ascends from Thukla until reaching at the top of the ridge, is an array of cairn memorials and large heaps of stones with prayer flags, remembering mountaineers who passed away on missions to climb Everest. Then your trail continues to Lobuche village which takes about an hour. There is wifi services Stay overnight in lodge.

Day 10: Trek to Gorakshep (5160m), 2-3 hours walk.
After hot breakfast in the morning, we continue our trek in the left bank of Khumbu glacier and steep climb up till Changri glacier, and then short descend to reach Gorak shep. It takes about 2 and half hour. We take lunch break there, book room and drop off our stuffs then hike to Everest Base Camp (5,364m) for the excursion. Many hike up to Kalapattar to catch the stunning sunset view on Mt Everest instead of hiking to base camp on the same day and they do EBC excursion next day then trek back to Pheriche. Stay overnight in lodge.

Day 11: Hike up to Kala patthr (5545m) and trek to Pheriche 5-6hours walk.
Early in the morning, hike to Kala Patthar 5,550m; meaning black rock. It is 400m climb up to Kala Patthar view point from Gorakshep, takes max. 2 hours. Now the view is 360˙degree of Mt. Everest, Nuptse, Lhotse, Khumbutse, Pumori, Lingtren, Amadablam, Thamserku, Lobuche peak and other peaks all around. There is also unobstructed view of sunrise and sunset. Then we walk down to hotel. After breakfast in Gorakshep teahouse; continue our trek to Pheriche via Lobuche and Thukla, the trail continues gently descends till reaching Pheriche. Stay overnight in lodge.

Day 12: Trek to Namche; 7 hours walk.
This day after breakfast, we return back through Panboche and walk through many Buddhist monuments with brilliant Mountain View. After lunch at Tengboche Then, the trail becomes a steep descent through the forest to Phungi Tenga and cross the bridge over Dudh Kosi River. After crossing the bridge, we keep ascending through a forest and arrive to Kyangjuma. Now we walk the level trail the mountain flank until reaching the large settlement of Namche Bazar. Stay overnight in lodge.. It takes 7-8 hours walk today. Stay overnight in lodge.

Day 13: Trek to Lukla (2800m) 6-7 hours walk.
After breakfast, we trek down toward the Suspension Bridge over Dudh Koshi (Milk River) and then pass through several beautiful villages. Our arrival in Lukla brings an evening in our last Tea House and, usually, a party with your trekking crew: you made it! Thanks to great teamwork and perseverance, you’ve accomplished a physical feat of which others only dream. This is your last night on the mountain, which can be bittersweet.

Day 14: Fly back to Kathmandu (1300m), 30-35 minutes flight.
After hot breakfast at Lukla fly back to Kathmandu from Lukla at around 8:30am. It is a picturesque flight of 35 minutes. You can do some last hour shopping for loved and dear ones back home and chill out at Thamel. Stay in selected hotel.

Day 15: Fly back to home country or further destination
We will drop you at international airport and see you off and wish you for safe journey for back home.

Trip Cost Includes

  • Airport-hotel-airport pick and drop by private car/van
  • 3 Nights sharing twin bed room in 3 star category hotel in Kathmandu with buffet breakfast basis.
  • Kathmandu valley sightseeing in UNESCO listed World Heritage Sites as per above itinerary. 
  • Well experienced, government registered and friendly guide.
  • 1 Sharing high altitude porter for 2 travelers (weight limit: 20-25kg plus their own stuffs).
  • All meal: lunch, breakfast and dinner during the trekking.
  • Tea, coffee, cookies, fresh fruits during the trip.
  • Lodge accommodation during the trek.
  • Kathmandu – Lukla – Kathmandu round (cost USD 336.00) per person and airport taxes.
  • Kathmandu – Lukla – Kathmandu round ticket (cost USD 100.00) for your guide.
  • TIMS Card, Trekking permit, Office service charge and government taxes and vat etc
  • Food, accommodation and salary of your guide and porters.
  • Insurance and trekking gear for guide and porter.
  • Tax, vat and office charges fees.
  • Farewell dinner in one of authentic Nepalese Restaurant with Live culture show after the trek.

 

Trip Cost Excludes

  • All bar bills, beverages such as coke, fanta, mineral water
  • Hot shower, hot water, wifi and battery charge during trekking.
  • Guided sightsseing and meals in Kahtmandu except breakafst and farewell dinner. 
  • Personal travel insurance, internet, phone calls, laundry,
  • Rescue operation charge in case of emergency.
  • Advance deposit transfer fee to book the trek
  • Gratitude and tips for guide and porters.
# Start Date End Date Status
1 20 Mar, 2018 07 Apr, 2018 Available book know
2 05 Apr, 2018 21 Apr, 2018 Available book know
3 17 Apr, 2018 05 May, 2018 Available book know
4 25 Apr, 2018 12 May, 2018 Available book know

Best Time to Trek

Autumn (September - November) and spring (March – April) are recommended as the best times to trek Everest Base Camp. The weather is sunny and warm during the day time with breath stopping views. If you would like to avoid crowds and enjoy less crowded time with nature then you could trek in winter (Dec - Feb) and it is still warm during the day time and cold in the morning and nights. The temperature is -5 to -10 degree Celsius in Everest Base Camp during the winter However, the weather condition in Himalaya is associated with Indian Ocean. Trekking in the summer or Monsoon seasons (June to Aug) will be affected by rain but the summer trek could be a boon for a keen botanist.

Getting There

Most of people fly to Luka from Kathmandu (The Price is U$ 161.00 for one flight per person). The flight takes about 30-35 minutes to Lukla. You can enjoy fantastic view wide range of Himalaya while flying. Take the left side seats to see the mountain vista. If you can allow the time you could take local bus to Jiri or Shivalaya and trek to Everest base Camp but it requires 6-7 days get to Lukla on foot. That will make you physically much fitter and better acclimatized. Wilderness Excursion can arrange a car or 4WD on request. For your information Lukla flight is notorious for being delayed by few hours or canceled for a day or more rarely, it may happen even in top trekking season also as you know how climate change effecting our world. So, please allow a couple of spare night/s in Kathmandu following your trek if possible.

Mt Everest Base Camp Trek Difficulty

Regarding the difficulty of Mt Everest Base Camp Hike, this trek is moderate hard for the first time Nepal trekkers but if you are reasonably fit then this trek is not so hard for you. However, Wilderness Excursion advice you; to hike slowly and follow rest days on the way up to get your body to get adapted with high altitude that allows you to become acclimatized and avoid AMS (Altitude Mountain Sickness) to enjoy more of this trip.

How much does it cost?

Mt Everest Base Camp Trek Price depends on the group size, season, and the type of hotel include in Kathmandu and the lodges we contain on the trail head. The cost we have offered USD 1435.00 is standard trek price on double occupancy basis. Single supplement will cost extra USD 175.00. Accommodation in Kathmandu will be twin sharing deluxe bed room basis with buffet breakfast in Samsara Resort. Accommodation on the way to trekking will be in good and clean mountain lodges on twin/double sharing basis. We can book deluxe lodges in Lukla, Namche Bazaar, Pangboche, Dingboche and Labuche on request and that will cost extra.

How will be Meal in EBC Tour

During our Everest Base Camp Trek, you could enjoy wide-range of food verities, from western food to Authentic Nepal meal, Chinese and Tibetan etc. There are choices everywhere; Pasta, Pizza, Macaroni, Cheese, Eggs, Curry Rice, Chicken, Potato, Item, Spring Roll, and Chapati, Muesli, Porridge, Omelet, Pancakes for breakfast are few to name. At any guesthouse you could expect the choices to fall into one of these menu categories: Please do not expect the meal as world class standard but they always try to do their best to serve you in the high remote area.

How long does it take to get the Everest Base Camp Trek?

It depends on your route but mostly Mt Everest Base Camp Trek takes about 14-18 days for entire trip as per your physical fitness, the time you have and as much time you would like to spend in the countryside. You do not want to go on a rush trek primarily due to the altitude. You land in Lukla at 2800m (9190 ft.) and hike to Everest Base Camp at the 5364 meter, 17,500 fit. If you go too fast you will get altitude sickness which can be lethal. Hence it is always recommended to trek gently while going up.

Further Afield

Visitors can extend their Mt Everest Base Camp Tour crossing Chola Pass and trek to Gokyo Valley then back through the villages of Machhermo, Dole, Phortse Tenga and Mongla etc to explore the charming hamlet of Gokyo Valley but trekking through Chola Pass will require good stamina of walking in high altitude and moderately well shaped body.

Mount Everest Base Camp Trek Distance

Distance Lukla to Everest base camp: 38.58 miles or 62 Kilometers 7 to 9 days walk in and a 4 to 5 day walkout. Walk in is slower due to the extra days required to allow your body to get acclimatized to the high elevation. We go higher and the air is thinner.

Packing List and Equipment for Mount Everest Base Camp Trek

Footwear
  • A waterproof trekking boot with suitable ankle support that have been worn-in prior to the trek, 
  • Trail shoes or trainer or casual shoes, for walking or strolling around(optional)
  • 2-3 Pairs of warm socks for colder areas depending on trekking duration.
  • Gaiters, in case of rain or snow
  • Sandal or flip flop to take shower and walk around, 
  • 2-3 pair of smooth thin wool, nylon or Capilene Liner socks to be worn next to the skin. This reduces the incidence of blisters and hot-spots and makes the outer sock last longer before needing to be changed. They should fit well with your heavyweight socks.
Leg wears
  • Trekking/hiking casual trousers and short, Thermal leggings for colder areas
  • Long skirt for women as an alternative to trousers and Waterproof trousers.
Body
  • Selection of hiking/trekking T-shirts, and long sleeved shirts, preferably not cotton
  • Thermal and warm shirts, possibly fleece shirt for colder areas.
  • Fleece jacket or warm wool jumper
  • Hard shell jacket with hood and hard shell pants if trekking in colder months/winter.  
  • Windbreaker or waterproof jacket for higher altitudes
  • Down jacket (optional for cold nights and mornings; can be hired in Kathmandu cheaply)
Head/Hands
  • Wool or fleece hat, or balaclava
  • Hat or cap for sun protection while trekking
  • Sunglasses or goggles
  • Warm gloves
  • Buff for higher and colder places. 
  • Large handkerchief/bandana for neck
  • head lamp/torch with spare batteries
Personal Trekking Equipment 
  • Strong rucksack or large hold all to be carried by porters
  • Day sack to carry valuables such as passport, cash, camera, travel documents personally
  • Plastic bags or stuff sacks to store/separate trekking gear inside your main bag, Personal first aid kit to include essential items, Adjustable 3 section trekking pole
  • 3-4 season sleeping bag, Camera and memory cards, charger, tripod if necessary, towel and toiletries., rain cover for yourself and luggage, multi-purpose pocket or hiking knife.
Optional items
  • Binoculars, Books or an eBook, Altimeter, Compass and GPS. 
  • Playing cards, backgammon and chess set etc.
For water 
  • Two water bottles one liter each is fine or preferably camel bag water bottle. Water treatment tablets: Iodine, Dioxide tablets, Taste neutralizer tablets remove iodine taste if necessary.
 
Pee Bottle (Optional) but very useful.
Pee funnel for women (optional) Lightweight urinary director.
Hand/foot warmers (Optional) Recommended if you easily get cold hands and feet 1-3 pairs.
 
Personal first aid kit (small and simple) Aspirin, Moleskin, Adhesive tape, Band-Aids. Scissor, Blade, 

Drugs/medications/prescriptions Climbers should bring Mupirocin (Bactroban) cream, excellent topical antibiotic for scrapes and cuts. Cirprofloxin (Cipro) 500mg tablets for travelers' diarrhea and for urinary tract infections. Loperamide (Lomotil) or Immodium for diarrhea. Acetazolamide (Diamox) 125 or 250mg tablets for alltitude sickness. Ibuprofen (Advil, Motrin) 200mg tablets for altitude headaches, sprains, aches, etc. Excedrin for headaches. Acetaminophen (Tylenol) 325mg tablets for stomach sensitivity.
This above list is only an advice for you. While you are required to bring everything on this list, there are numerous options, brands. If you have questions please email at: info@wildernessexcursion.com
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Namche Bazaar, the main gateway to all the Everest Treks
A Buddhist stupa and prayers flags on the way to Everest Trek
Tengboche monastery entrance at Tengboche
Sunset view from Labuche on Mt. Nuptse

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Rimma Oklander LivShits,
Haderah, Israel

Our wonderful trip to the EBC October 2014

Hello fellow trekkers! We did Everest Base Camp Trek in Oct 2014 with Wilderness Excursion. I wanted to say thank you to Pradip and Jay Ram for the greatest trip of our lives! It's so important to have a guide you trust in those beautiful mountains... Jay Ram truly made it special. You get to know yourself and your limits (and amazed how high it is!!) while traveling in one of the most amazing places.... THANK YOU! And hope we will meet again... Rimma, Greg and Leonid E-mail: greg.liv@gmail.com ...

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Trip Facts

  • Max. Altitude: 5545m
  • Difficulty: Moderate
  • Trek Duration: 12 Days
  • Group Size: Minimum 2 Pax
  • Best Season: Spring and autumn
  • Accommodation: Teahouse and Lodge
  • Transportation: Domestic Flight

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