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Everest Base Camp Trek Package Price: USD 1630
Trek Duration: 12 days
Trip Duration: 16 days
Difficulty Level:  3/5: Medium
Highest Elevation: 5545m at Kala Patthar
Season: Mid February – May, Mid September – Mid December
Trek Type: Tea House Trek
Permits: Sagarmatha National Park Permit, TIMS Card

Everest Base Camp Trek might be bucket List of every trekkers. This trek takes us to foothill of Mt. Everest (8,848m) world highest mountain. Everest Base Camp Trek is beautiful adventurous trekking destination of Nepal. Mt. Everest is not only the attraction in this trek; here are others beautiful 8000m high Mountains peak, Cho Oyu (8,153m), Makalu (8,463m), Lhotse (8,501m); ancient buddhist monasteries, traditional sherpa villages, numerous flora and fauna, suspension bridges and great landscapes.  Everest Base Camp Trek is the most adventurous, thrilling experience as it involves domestic flight from Kathmandu to Lukla Airport, the most extreme airport of world due to its steep and narrow runway and flights take between the hills. Daily flights are available but subject to weather condition. This trek is regarded as Medium Level trekking of Nepal as it involves of maximum elevation at Kala Patthar 5,545m, from there we can see the full fledge of Mt. Everest, better view than from Everest Base Camp. Acclimatization is must for this trek to successfully complete the trek. For price level Everest Base Camp trek is categorized as Medium Budget trek of Nepal. It will take around 12 days for the Everest Base Camp trek with 2 days rest days/acclimatization during the trek as well as total trip days of 16 days. Have two weeks to travel in Nepal? Then Everest Base Camp Trek is one of the best pick for 2 weeks trekkings in Nepal. Best for those who wants to seek more adventure in trekking in Himalayas of Nepal. We will try our best to provide you mesmerizing experience. Book Everest Base Camp trek for adventurous 2 weeks trekking in Everest Region, getting know to Sherpa culture.

Brief Itinerary:

Day 1: Arrival in Kathmandu

Day 2: City tour and Trek Preparation

Day 3: Kathmandu by flight, hike to Phakding (2651m)

Day 4: Trek to Namche Bazaar(3440m)

Day 5: Acclimatization Day

Day 6: Trek to Tengboche(3870m)

Day 7: Trek to Dingboche(4400m)

Day 8: Acclimatization Day

Day 9: Trek to Lobuche(4900m)

Day 10: Trek to Gorak Shep(5180m) and Everest Base Camp(5364m)

Day 11: Trek to Pheriche(4320m)

Day 12: Trek to Namche

Day 13: Trek to Lukla

Day 14: Return Flight to Kathmandu

Day 15: City tour/Reserve Day

Day 16: Departure from Kathmandu

Note: This trek package can be fully customized, contact us and we will make Itinerary as per your available days, activities you want and to include more services, more tours. We offer Private Treks so as to provide the full time of the guide to guests and this trek can be booked upon the available time of yours, can be modified as per your taste.

Special Note: To fight against Global Climate Change, we highly discourage to use single use plastic bottles. So we will provide reusable Drinking water bottles.

Accommodation: During the trek accommodation will be in tea houses/mountain lodges. All accommodation are served on twin sharing basis, single supplement will increase the price. But for the trek booked on single basis, you will be served on single supplement. During the trek during peak season it might be difficult to find room available on single basis

Meals: During the trek we will provide breakfast, Lunch and Dinner serving tea 2-3 times as well as fresh fruits per day as per itinerary. There will be farewell dinner as well as souvenir from us.

Physical Conditions & Experiences: Physically fit person who can walk around 6 hrs per day for longer periods are good for this trek. Our Itinerary is well planned to provide good acclimatization as well as our guide will take good care of your health. It would be better to do prior exercise before the start of trek for period of at least few weeks. Mountain base camp hike generally involves ups and downs and through rough surface.

Season to trek: The best season for trekking in Nepal is Mid-September to Early December and February to May. During the second season wild flowers like rhododendron blooms and give more beautiful scene.

FAQ’s

Q. What kind of training needed for Everest Base Camp Trek?

A. To do Everest Base Camp Trek, you do not need any kind of special training. But prior to the trek, at least one month ahead do Jogging, sprint. Do exercise which increase your stamina. It would be easier after this for the trek.

Q. Do I need a prior hiking experience to do Everest Base Camp Trek?

A. It is beneficial if you have prior multiple days hiking, if not also then its okay. We can do this trek slowly slowly, listening to the body. And also taking 2 days as acclimatization day during the trek. We have successfully done this trek with clients without prior trekking experience

Q. Which is the best month for doing Everest Base Camp Trek?

A. The best months for doing Everest Base Camp Trek are Mid March to May and Mid September to Mid December. June to August is monsoon time. January to March is winter and still trekking can be done with additional layers of clothes.


Everes Base Camp Trek  Itinerary:

Day 1: Arrival in Kathmandu:  Pick up from airport and drop in hotel included. We will provide brief info about Nepal and Himalayas/Mountain base camp trekking’s in Nepal.

(Service Included: Airport Pick up, 3 star level Hotel Accommodation)

Day 2: City tour and Trek Preparation: If you are time bound then we can escape this day and start our Trek with trek preparation on previous day. Otherwise you can make City tour on your own (We can also provide City tour with guide but it will increase the trek package price. We will surely provide all information which sites to visit, how to reach there, Entry fees to the site and what to try in those areas). Kathmandu valley is beautiful valley with Temples, Stupas, Monasteries, Durbar Square (Palace), UNESCO listed World Heritage Sites. We will make trek preparation, get introduce with the guide, Buy Trekking gears or Rent.

(Service Included: 3 star level hotel accommodation)

Day 3: Kathmandu by flight, hike to Phakding (2651m): We start our Everest Base Camp Trek with Domestic flight to Lukla Airport, and then 3- 4 hrs hike to Phakding with the scenic view of Dudhkoshi River, Pine and cedar woods. Porters will join from Lukla, local Sherpa are commonly known as Ice fall Doctor due to their high assist during climbing in mountains. 

Maxm Altitude: 2651m

Trek Hours: 4 hrs

(Service Included: Flight tickets to Lukla,Airport drop, Lunch, Dinner, Accommodation)

Day 4: Trek to Namche Bazaar(3440m): Hike of around 5-6 Hrs, through pine and cedar forests, crossing Dudhkoshi river several times through suspension bridges, stone carved with Buddhist prayers, entrance to Sagarmatha National Park will take us to the gateway of Mt, Everest, Namche Bazaar. Yaks can be seen on the way, be careful on giving them way (take the hill side not river side). Namche Bazaar welcomes you with the mighty view of Mt. Everest.

Maxm Altitude: 3440m

Trek Hours: 6 hrs

(Service Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Accommodation)

Day 5: Acclimatization Day: Take good rest. Explore Namche Bazar, the biggest sherpa village. Enjoy with good coffee, internet cafes. If any trekking gear is missed then you can buy from Namche Bazaar too. We can do short hike to Shyangboche – Khunde – Khumjung  valley, this helps us to get used to with the altitude as High altitude sickness can occur and also we can see view of Mt. Khumbila (5,761m highest peak in Khumbu region regarded as God of Khumbu, Protector of Khumbu), Mt. Ama Dablam (6,812m) and Thamserku (6,808m). The first hospital in Khumbu region was built at Khunde. This short trip will take us to Hillary Memorial view point from where we can see 360 degree view of Kumbu region, Thame, Ama Dablam, Pachermo peak.

(Service Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Accommodation)

Day 6: Trek to Tengboche(3870m): Tengboche Monastery is the delight of this day, this monastery is the biggest monastery in Everest region, listed in UNESCO World Heritage Site. The scenic view of mountains Everest, Nuptse, Lhotse, Ama Dablam, Thamserku, Kwangde are glorious.

Maxm Altitude: 3870m

Trek Hours: 6 hrs

(Service Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Accommodation)

Day 7: Trek to Dingboche(4400m): 5-6 hrs of hike involving Downhill and Uphills, through the forest of Rhododendron, birch, confer; suspension bridge over Imja khola, typical sherpa villages along with great view of mountains will take us to Dingboche.

Maxm Altitude: 4400m

Trek Hours: 6hrs

(Service Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Accommodation)

Day 8: Acclimatization Day: Take well rest and sight seeing of nearby villages to make your body used to with altitude. We can make short trip to Chhukung Valley. If you want to add expedition of Island Peak (6,189m ) this trail is followed. We can see great view of mountains and glaciers.

(Service Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Accommodation)

Day 9: Trek to Lobuche(4900m): 5-6 hrs of hike. Altitude increases, the trek gains its difficulty level but no need to worry, fully experienced guide will help you, furthermore Trekkers Aid Post are there to help you. Passing through the alpine forest, sherpa monuments, breath taking view of mountains will surely pay off the pain.

Maxm Altitude: 4900m

Trek Hours: 6 hrs

(Service Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Accommodation)

Day 10: Trek to Gorak Shep(5180m) and Everest Base Camp(5364m): 6-7 hrs total hike during the day: The big day of the trek, you will be in the Everest base camp, with the close view of the Highest mountain of the world. The view of Everest and some climbers ready to summit Mt. Everest will make you to forget the tiredness. Khumbu Ice fall also adds beauty on this day. 

Maxm Altitude: 5364m

Trek Hours: 7 hrs

(Service Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Accommodation)

Day 11: Trek to Pheriche(4320m):7-8 hrs hike: Early morning trek to Kala Patthar(5545m)  to view sunrise on Mt Everest and other mountains, back to Gorak Shep and then trek to Pheriche. This day involves of around 6-7 hrs hike.

Maxm Altitude: 5545m

Trek Hours: 7 hrs

(Service Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Accommodation)

Day 12: Trek to Namche: 5-6 hrs hike: Downhill, hike of around 6-7 hrs, still great view of mountains, rhododendron forest, nice natural scene are the main attraction of this day.

Trek Hours: 6 hrs

(Service Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Accommodation)

Day 13: Trek to Lukla: 5-6 hrs of downhill hike, along with Dudh Koshi river, crossing suspension bridges.

Trek Hours: 6 hrs

(Service Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Accommodation)

Day 14: Return Flight to Kathmandu: Shopping for Souvenir in Kathmandu, visiting some of the sites.

(Service Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, 3 star hotel Accommodation)

Day 15: City Tour/Reserve Day: Flights get cancelled for this Lukla-Kathmandu route, so for one day we provide as a reserve day.

(Service Included:  If reserve day availed during trek days, accommodations, all meals; if trek completed on schedule day, then Accommodation in 3 star hotel in Kathmandu)

Day 16: Departure:

(Service Included: Breakfast, Airport Drop)

Note: This trek package can be fully customized, contact us and we will make Itinerary as per your available days, activities you want and to include more services, more tours. We offer Private Treks so as to provide the full time of the guide to guests and this trek can be booked upon the available time of yours, can be modified as per your taste.


Services Included:             

  • Pick up and drop facilities in airport for both domestic as well as international flight.
  • Domestic Flight ticket to Lukla (Both ways).
  • Accommodation on Tea houses (Mountain Lodges) during the. And on 3 star level hotel during stay in Kathmandu as per itinerary.
  • Meals (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner) on your choice subject to availabilty in the menu during the trek only.
  • 2-3 times tea.
  • Fresh Fruit during the trek sometimes.
  • Trekking Permits, TIMS Card.
  • First aid kit.
  • Well Experienced and English speaking Trekking Guide.

Services Excluded:

  • Accommodation except trek days
  • Travel Insurance
  • Beverages/Mineral water (water can be purified using some medicines and can be drink, we provide only water purification tablets).
  • Personal Expenses such as internet, laundry, telephone, battery charging etc: Internet is available on per hour basis, the network connectivity can be good as well as poor some days. 
  • Trekking gears
  • Any unforeseen expenses.
  • Other expenses not covered in services included above.

Additional Services:

  • Accommodation except trek days.
  • Porter (2 persons: 1 Porter, Maxm weight porter can carry is 25 kg).
  • Extra services/activities.

Note: This trek package price is made on the view for Private treks/solo traveler, if you are more than 2 people then please contact us to get price quote.

Note: This trek package can be customized as per your need, covering all expenses from arrival upto departure. More person in a group helps to reduce the trek package as some of the cost can be distributed upon number of person. Such as guide cost remains same if you are travelling alone or with 4 other persons.


Bring represents bring that item from your country as the price for branded good will be same whether you buy from Nepal or your country. Buy represents buy in Nepal. Some items can be found cheaply in Nepal but expect it to be not as good quality as you expect. Some items are used just for trekking for such item buy in Nepal (Kathmandu/Pokhara). For renting we can rent in Kathmandu/Pokhara depending upon the trek.

Head:

  1. Woolen Cap: Buy: Nepal (for winter)
  2. Sun Glasses with UV Protection: Bring/Buy
  3. Scarf: Buy: Nepal
  4. Sunscreen(SPF: 40 recommended): Buy/Bring
  5. Lip Balm ( SPF: 20): Buy/Bring
  6. Head Lamp: Buy/Bring (Optional)

Body:

  1. Thermals: Buy/Bring (for winter)
  2. Fleece Jacket : Buy/ Bring (for winter)
  3. Warm Windproof/ Waterproof  Jacket: Buy/ Rent/ Bring
  4. Down Jacket: Bring/ Rent (for winter)
  5. Warm Trousers, Shorts, Trekking Pants (waterproof): Buy/ Bring
  6. T-shirts: Buy/ Bring
  7. Gloves: Buy/ Bring
  8. Inner wears: Synthetic. NO COTTON

Footwear:

  1. Trekking Boots: sturdy, soles, water resistant, ankle support, broken in: Bring (Highly recommended)
  2. Warm Socks: Buy/ Bring
  3. Flip Flop (for use in hotel stay/ tea house)

Others:

  1. Rain Cover: Buy
  2. Sleeping Bag: Rent/ Buy
  3. Power Bank (For charging Mobile/ Camera) : Bring
  4. Toiletry Kits: Buy/ Bring
  5. Pocket Knife/ Swiss Knife: Bring/ Buy
  6. Chocolate Bars: Bring/ Buys

 

 

Gina PS.

For those thinking on trekking the Himalayas (Everest or Annapurna)....don't hesitate. It's a wonderful experience, specially if you go with these guys as guides. I highly recommend it.

Para los que estén pensando en hacer trekking a los Himalayas (Everest o Annapurna), no lo duden. Es una experiencia increíble, sobretodo si van con estos guías. Son lo máximo, se los ultra recomiendo.