Everest Base Camp Trek

duration Duration 15 Days / 14 Nights
altitude Maximum Altitude 18,520 ft
visit Best time to visit Apr - Jun, Sept - Nov
age Minimum Age 8+
Camp Base Camp Kathmandu
Camp Accommodation type Tea Houses
About the Everest Base Camp Trek

Isn’t just the name enough to give shivers down your spines? Well, Everest has always been like this. To trek on the world’s highest mountain is a feeling undefinable. Everest Base Camp trek is more like a flavor of the entire dish. It gives you a foretaste of how the entire trek is.

Day 1: Arrive at Kathmandu


Stay Type: Stay at the guest house/hotel on a sharing basis.

  • Welcome to Nepal. To guide you through, we will have our representative waiting for you at the airport. Meet him/her outside and get going to the guesthouse.
  • After some rest, step out in the evening and explore the nearby market. You can try the different cuisines offered at the market such as -Chatamari, Thupka, Momos, etc. These are some special dishes from Nepal. Don’t miss to taste them.
  • In the evening, you will have a short briefing session to explain all the important things related to the trek. He will also help out to pack your bags most conveniently.
  • Post briefing session, have your dinner, and sleep a good night.

 

Day 2: Lukla flight, trek to Phakding

 

Flight: 30 min

Trek: 9 km(4-5 hours)

Altitude: 8,500 ft.

Stay Type: Stay at tea houses on a sharing basis

  • Wake up to a fresh morning have your breakfast and get ready for a flight to the Lukla airport. The 30 minutes long flight hovers across the great range of the Himalayas. You will be surprised to get this splendid views of several snow-topped peaks and vast open lands.
  • After you have reached Lukla, gather your luggage and meet our representative who will guide you to the trek. Today, you will trek from Lukla to Phakding.
  • The route is comparatively easy and descends through several local villages. Depending upon the season you are trekking, you will find either a lush green or snow-laden atmosphere.
  • After reaching Phakding, you will check in to your tea house and settle. For the remaining time of the day, if you wish you can go around the village too. Have your dinner and then sleep a sound night.

 

Day 3: Phakding to Namche Bazaar

 

Trek: 10 km(6-7 hours)

Altitude: 11,290 ft.

Stay Type: Stay at tea houses on a sharing basis

  • Wake up fresh to a cold morning. Pack your bags and get ready to start a new day. Savor your steaming breakfast and report outside to the leader. Today you will trek to Namche bazaar which is the capital of the Khumbu region.
  • The trail goes up and down with a gradual increase in altitude. A minority of today’s trek will pass through some forests. Few hours into the trek, you reach Monjo village which is the midpoint of today’s trek. If you wish, you can take a short break to re-energize your body.
  • After a steep 3 - 4 km climb through the forest, you will spot the first suspension bridge over the Dudh Kosi river that serves as the lifeline of the Khumbu region.
  • Guess what, you might spot the first views of the mighty Mount Everest today.
  • After you have reached today’s destination, check-in with the house, and settle in your room. Please note, the higher you move, the colder it becomes. So make sure, you are ready with all the appropriate clothes.
  • Worry not, we will have our leader to guide you throughout the route.

 

Day 4: Acclimatisation Day

 

Stay Type: Stay at tea houses on a sharing basis

  • Good morning trekkers. Today’s day is the acclimatization day. To keep up with your body temperatures and the altitude, you need to rest and adjust to the environment.
  • Wake up afresh in the morning and start your day with a short walk around the town. Namche bazaar is the market area of the trekkers for Everest trekkers, and you must go out to explore the market.
  • If in case you need to buy some essentials, you can get here them for cheaper prices.
  • You mustn’t undertake any extensive work today. Just rest and acclimatize.

 

Day 5: Namche to Tengboche

 

Trek: 6 km(5-6 hours)

Altitude: 12,664 ft

Stay Type: Stay at tea houses on a sharing basis

  • Wake up and get excited to start again. We hope your body has acclimatized to the weather and altitude. Today you will trek to Tengboche. It is a small village surrounded by beautiful views of the valley.
  • Tengboche region has the largest gompa in the entire Khumbu region and as per the facts it was built in the year 1923.
  • The average time to complete today’s hike is 5 hours. The route stays plain with gradual alleviation. But above all, the views this landscape offers is exceptionally mesmerizing and captivating.
  • Enjoy your trek with your fellows along with splendid views of the Himalayas.
  • Once you have reached the Tengboche, check in to the allocated Teat house. If you wish to explore the place, be free to stroll around in the evening.
  • Take proper care of your body, and wear warm clothes to protect yourself against the cold weather. Devour your steaming dinner and sleep comfortably under warm blankets.

 

Day 6: Tengboche to Dingboche

 

Trek: 9 km(7-8 hours)

Altitude: 14,304 ft

Stay Type: Stay at tea houses on a sharing basis

  • Wake up early today as we are going to have a little longer trek today. The entire duration is going to be about 8 hours and the distance will be 9 km.
  • Start the trek to Pangboche village and have some great views of Mount Ama Dablam. Keep trekking to Prieche and Imja valley.
  • Few meters into the trek, you cross the Lobuche river and then take a steep hike to Dingboche.
  • Today’s trek will be of ups and downs and a specific 2 hours of incline. After you have reached Dingboche, check in to the allotted Tea house and rest for the day.
  • Have your dinner and sleep a warm night.

 

Day 7: Acclimatisation Day

 

Stay Type: Stay at tea houses on a sharing basis

  • Wake up to a lazy morning as today is the acclimatization day at Dingboche.
  • During the Mount Everest Base camp trek, we must keep acclimatizing our body to keep it healthy.
  • To keep you excited, we will take you for a small hike to a viewpoint. From there you can spot some of the world’s highest mountains such as Mount Lhotse, Mount Makalu, Mount Cho Yu, besides the other high peaks.
  • If you wish, you can also go and explore the market on your own and meet some locals. Come back before the evening falls and get inside warm blankets.
  • Savor your dinner and sleep a good night.

 

Day 8: Dingboche to Dughla/Thukla

 

Trek: 3.5km (3 hours)

Altitude: 15,157 ft

Stay Type: Stay at tea houses on a sharing basis

  • Today you will trek to Dughla/Thukla which is a proven shortest distance of the trek. The trail is mostly flat and offers a splendid view of the glacial lake with Mt. Pumori to your right.
  • After you have covered some distance, you will cross the Dudhkoshi river which is a few km from today’s tea house. Experience how it feels to trek on such a mighty mountain.
  • Once you have reached the tea house, you can also view the wall from your room. Enjoy relaxing on your bed.
  • Savor your dinner and sleep a good night.

 

Day 9: Dughla/Thukla to Labouche

 

Trek: 4 km( 4-5 hours)

Altitude: 16,207 ft.

Stay Type: Stay at tea houses on a sharing basis

  • Wake up to a chilly morning and get ready to trek to an altitude of over 16,000 ft. Today you will trek to the other side of the Khumbu glacier
  • The trail is mostly flat and crosses the Dughla/Thukla pass. This is an important pass as there are several museums of those who lost their lives during the Everest expedition.
  • Enjoy the ever scenic views of the Himalayas from such a height. Once you have reached the tea house, settle in, and get yourself warm.
  • Tomorrow is going to be a big day. The day you have waited for. So you must rest properly and prepare for tomorrow.

 

Day 10: Laboche to Gorkhashep to Everest Base Camp and back to Gorakshep

 

Trek: 15 km (7-8 hours)

Altitude: 17,600 ft

Stay Type: Stay at tea houses on a sharing basis

  • Start your most exciting day of the trek with a hot breakfast. Today you will trek to Gorkhashep. This place serves as the base camp for the trek to Everest Base Camp.
  • On your hike to Gorkhashep, you can spot the Everest base camp. Gorkhashep is usually a busy place with many other trekkers buzzing around.
  • After you have reached Gorkhashep, refill your bottles as you won’t get any water resource in between. At this camp, you can take a short break and then start the next trek.
  • The hike from here to the Everest Base camp is moderate with slippery patches and a windy ridge that borders the Khumbu glacier.
  • After such a challenging trail, reach the famous Everest Base camp. The temperature here usually drops to -5 degrees in summers and -15 degrees in winters.
  • From the Everest base camp height of 17,600 ft., you will be able to view some of the world’s highest mountains. You will feel a different feeling while standing there. A feeling of victory and pride will fill your chest.
  • After spending enough time at the Everest base camp trek back to Gorkhashep and retire for the day in the allocated Tea House.

 

Day 11: Hike to Kala Patthar and descend to Periche

 

Trek: 10 km (7-8 hours)

Altitude: 18,520 ft. and to 16,207 ft.

Stay Type: Stay at tea houses on a sharing basis

  • Wake up to a cold morning and get ready to trek to the highest point (Kala Patthar) of the trek. The trail to Kala Patthar is 2.5 - 3 hours long where you also cross a stretch of boulders.
  • When you will reach the Kala Patthar, you can view Mt. Everest, Mt Lhotse, Mt. Makalu, the Khumbu glacier, and the entire Everest base camp.
  • Kala Patthar is a popular point on this trek. Therefore, you might find a few other people too strolling around just like you.
  • After you have spent enough time at Kala Patthar, it’s time to return to Gorkhashep.
  • Retrace your way back to Laboche from where it takes 3-4 hours to reach Periche. On the way, you again cross the Dhugla/Thukla pass to reach Periche village
  • Periche is a village that is situated over the Tsola river. Settle in your allocated tea house and sleep a comfortable night.

 

Day 12: Periche to Namche Bazaar

 

Trek: 10 km (5-6 hours)

Altitude: 11,290 ft

Stay Type: Stay at tea houses on a sharing basis

 

  • Wake up to a beautiful morning. You will see that your place is surrounded by several mountain peaks and looks astonishingly amazing.
  • After you have done your breakfast, pack your bags and start your hike back to Namche Bazaar.
  • The route goes through a few ups and downs, but you won’t have any problem reaching safely back to Namche Bazaar.
  • Once you have reached, settle in and retire for the day. 

 

 

Day 13: Namche Bazaar to Lukla

 

Trek: 13km (7-8 hours)

Altitude: 9,186 ft.

  • It’s time to reach Lukla. Wake up fresh to a beautiful morning and have your breakfast.
  • Start your trek comfortably. Though not much tough, but the trail will be moderately difficult. The total distance of 13 km will take 7 hours to complete on average.
  • Once you have reached Lukla, check in to your tea house and settle in. Savor your dinner and sleep a good night.

 

Day 14: Lukla to Kathmandu

 

Air: Take a flight to Kathmandu airport and meet our representative, who will guide you to the allocated acommodation.

Road: Take a morning flight to Gorakhpur and from there take a bus to Kathmandu.

Rail: Take a train to Gorakhpur railway station and from there take a shared cab or bus to Kathmandu.

1. Shirts / T-shirts –5/6, Trekking Pants -4-5

2. Windproof jacket of decent quality (no flimsy wind cheaters please!) preferably with a hood

3. Warm and thick Fleece / Full-sleeve Woollensweater

4. Thermal inner wear (upper & lower),Scarf/muffler

5. Woollen cap, Woollen gloves, Woollen socks & regular socks (5-6 pairs)

6. Comfortable Trekking (Waterproof shoes with a thick sole are recommended)

7. Lightweight floaters/sandals/slippers

8. Raincoat / Poncho, Small quick dry towel

9. Water bottle (sturdy ones)

10. Cap / Hat to keep the strong sun away from your face

11. Sun glasses (polarized/UV Protected), Walking stick / Trekking pole

12. Sunscreen Lotion, Lip Balm, Torch / Flashlight (with extra batteries)

13. Medicines, if requiring any specific medication

14. Personal toiletries

15. Day pack/small bag in case if you are planing to offload your regular backpack

16. Hand Sanitizer

17. Extra face masks

18. Valid government ID proof ( Passport)

Inclusions:

1. All Stays during the trek

(i) Stay in Guest House / Hotel at Kathmandu on Day 1 & 14 on a sharing basis,

(ii) Stay in Tea House during the trek from day 2 - 13 on a sharing basis.

2. Transportation from Kathmandu airport to Guest House/ Hotel on day 1 and back to the airport on day 15

3. Kathmandu to Lukla flight and back.

4. Hot water in buckets shall be provided on request while staying at Kathmandu

5. Experienced trek leader who has ample knowledge of the route.

6. Basic First aid Kit with a portable oxygen cylinder.

7. Forest entry and permit fee

 

Exclusions:

1. The above trek charges do not include the GST charges (5%).

2. Personal essentials -

(i) Equipment - Gumboots, trekking poles, etc.

(ii) Insurance - Personal and travel insurance.

(iii) Beverage - Mineral water bottles/bottled or canned beverages

(iv) Snacks - Chocolate, dry fruits, protein, or nutrition bar.

(v) Entertainment - Camera or drone fees.

3. Flight charges to reach and depart from Kathmandu

4. In case if your trek remains incomplete or uninitiated because of ""force majeure"", medical emergency, or by personal choice after you arrive at the starting point, you will not be able to get a refund, reschedule or replace any services that remain unutilized by you.

5. Any additional cost incurred due to changes in Government Guidelines related to travel/trek/COVID-19 will be borne by the Guest.

6. Anything which is not included in Inclusion.

1. If cancellations are made within 2 days prior to the start of the trek, 100% advance will be charged as cancellation fee.

2. If cancellations are made between 3-7 days prior to the start of the trek, EITHER 75% of total package amount will be returned to the guest (25% of total package amount will be charged as cancellation fee) OR whole advance amount can be adjusted against any trek within next 6 months.

3. If cancellations are made prior to 7 days from the start of the trek, 100% of the total advance will be refunded.

4. If you book the trek by paying 25% of the booking amount and fail to make the 100% payment before 25 days from date of travel. In this case, your booking will get cancelled automatically and can only be reconfirmed once you make the full payment, depending on the availability of slots.

5. In case if your trek remains incomplete or uninitiated because of ""force majeure"", medical emergency or by personal choice after you arrive at the starting point, you will not be able to get refund, reschedule or replace any services that remain underutilized by you.

6. Cancellations are strictly subjected to cancellation policies mentioned on the website & are irrespective of the date of booking.

7. The applicable refund amount will be processed within 10 business days.

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