Everest Base Camp Trek-14 Days

  •   Destination: Nepal
  •  Activities: Trekking
  •   Trip Grade: Moderate
  •   Departure from: Kathmandu, Nepal
  •   Arrival on: kathmandu,Nepal
  •  Group size: 1-12 peoples
  •  Best Seasons: Spring, Autumn
  •   Accomodation: Tea-house

Trip Introduction

The Everest Base Camp Trek is one on the wishlist of the trek-lovers around the world. This trek with an average duration of two weeks is the adventure of a lifetime which offers the breathtaking sceneries and unique Sherpa culture.

The Everest Base camp rests at the base of the world’s tallest peak Mt. Everest (8848m) at the height of 5364m; one of the world’s most spectacular places. It’s one of those majestic experiences in life to sit at the base of the world’s tallest peak and face it right before the eyes. Famous for its giant mountain peaks, this trek provides the glimpse of Sherpas (the inhabitants of Khumbu region, best known as mountain climbers) and their lifestyles, Himalayan flora and faunas and high altitude landscapes.

Generally, trekking to the Himalayas is considered arduous and that’s how people miss the chance to experience magnificent scenery of mountains. The advancement in technology and tourism friendly trails have made Everest Base Camp a feasible destination with adequate places for resting and food along the way. The scattered monasteries, pleasing landscapes and high-standing mountains were what visitors referred as astounding experience. The largest travel guide publisher, Lonely Planet, has mentioned Mount Everest as a most famous trekking area and listed at the top among the other trekking trails in South Asia.

 

Everest Base Camp Trek Itinerary

Given its popularity among the travel freaks, Everest Base Camp Trek is the most adventurous trip you ought to carry out while in Nepal. The trip takes around 10 days of mesmerizing sightseeing and captivating natural satisfaction. The route leads to a short and wonderful flight to Lukla which is filled with thrilles and chills. From there, the journey leads to Namche Bazar-Tengboche-Dingboche-Lobuche with the trip finally ending on Everest Base Camp.

Day 1: Kathmandu to Lukla and Phakding (3 hours)

The highlight of the trip is certainly a thrilling flight to Lukla Airport which is situated at the elevation of 9,334 ft/2,845 m. Surrounded by the tall mountains and hills, the flight to there is oneself a fascinating experience to have. The road then follows to the beautiful Cheplung Village which offers the view of the sacred Mount Khumbila. There on, a downwards walk leads to the village of Phakding (2,652 m/8,700 ft). From Phakding, the beautiful Kusum Kangraru Mountain can be observed.

Day 2: Phakding to Namche Bazar (6 hours)

After spending a pleasant day in Phakding, the journey resumes with a compelling trip to Namche Bazar (3,440 m/11,283 ft). Namche is the biggest Sherpa village in Nepal. However, before reaching there, the travelers can be able to observe Dudhkoshi River and the breathtaking view of a beautiful pine forest en route to Monjo. With Sagarmatha National Park being one of the attractions for the travelers, Namche offers a mesmerizing view of the Thamserku Peak and the Kongdi RI Himal.

Day 3: Namche Bazar to Tengboche (5 hours)

The trip continues from Namche and reaches the beautiful Tengboche village (3,860 m/12,660 ft). Prior to the destination, one can run across the Dudh Koshi Valley at the settlement of Phungki Thanka which presents a magnificent view of Mount Everest.  Tengboche is considered one of the beautiful places in Everest region as the place is surrounded with tall hills covered up with rhododendron trees. Besides, it offers Tengboche Monastery where the sights of Mount Ama Dablam and Mount Everest are beautiful to view.

Day 4: Tengboche to Dingboche (5 hours)

The trekking moves towards another fascinating destination as a trip to Dingboche village (4,410 m/14,464 ft) promise a walk through rhododendron forest.  Also famed as the Summer Valley of Khumbu, Dingboche offers the graceful views of Lhotse, the Ama Dablam, and the Island Peak.

Day 5: Dingboche to Lobuche (5 hours)

After passing from Dingboche, the trip becomes more challenging as the travelers have to move towards higher altitude. Thankfully, the road consists the Trekkers Aid Post, which assists in the treatment of the trekkers. The path then leads to Lobuche (4,910 m/16,105 ft), which entices the trekkers with a beautiful view of Mt. Lobuche, Mt. Pumari and the Nuptse.

Day 6: Lobuche to Everest Base Camp and EBC to Gorekshep (8 hours)

The most amazing part of the trip begins with a slow and careful walk thus avoiding altitude sickness. After a walk for 2-3 hours, the travelers will reach to Gorakshep (5,181 m/ 16,994 ft). Here on, the path leads to the top of the edge with the journey finally ending at the Everest Base Camp (5,364 m/ 17,594 ft). With the spectacular view of Khumbu Icefall and Khumbutse and Lingtren mountains, the road leads back to Gorakshep for further adventure.

Day 7: Gorekshep to Kala Pathar to Periche (7 hours)

The other half of the trek promises a brisk trip to Kala Pathar (5,545 m/18,188 ft), which is a famous place for a panoramic view of Mount Everest, Nuptse, Chagatse, Lhotse and the Pumori. After enjoying the sightseeing in Kala Patthar, trekkers will head back to Gorakshep and walk down towards Pheriche (4,210 m).

Day 8: Pheriche to Namche (7 hours)

It is the returning part of the journey as the trail follows all the way back to Tengboche. Here on, a relaxing hike will lead to Namche Bazar.

Day 9: Namche to Lukla (7 hours)

The return trip follows the crossing of a suspension bridge and heading towards Phakding. After that, the travelers will head back to Lukla Airport.

Day 10: Lukla to Kathmandu

The adventure finally comes to end with a 30-minute flight back to Kathmandu.

 

Best Time to Travel

The Everest Base Camp Trip is most enticing and popular trek among the travel freaks. Regardless of the difficulties on road and off road, one might want to enjoy an adventurous trip to EBC any time of the year. However, it is quite a necessity to know which time and season suits you the most for a safe trip.

Pre-Monsoon (February, March, April, and May) and Post-Monsoon (late September, October, November and December) are considered the most favorable time for planning your EBC trek. The beautiful climate aids to more mesmerizing views and fewer altitude deficiencies.

One can trek to Everest Base Camp in January; however, the drop down in temperature between -20C to -30 C will make the journey a tough one.

 

Food and Accommodation

The Everest Base Camp trek offers with plenty of food and lodging facilities which the trekkers can choose as per their requirement. With plenty of 5-star hotels at Namche to basic accommodation at Tengboche and Dingboche, there is no issue of finding a place to hang in your trekking boots. However, it should be kept in mind that the places like Pheriche and Gorakshep come with relatively limited accommodation.

 

Difficulties

The major issue the travelers have to go through while trekking Everest Base Camp is altitude sickness. The more you take your journey further, the less you will have contact with oxygen. The perverse situation can lead to Acute Mountain Sickness (AMS). Furthermore, the ones who are not used to with up-hill and down-hill walk may find their journey more challenging and difficult.

 

Important Tips to Know

Comparatively, EBC trek opts as not-so-complex trip which benefits the trekkers who lack previous trekking experiences. The major thing you should take in mind is how to avoid altitude sickness. If you feel like and can afford taking oxygen cylinder, this might be the right option for you. Else, make sure to carry ginger pieces, popcorn and sugar cubes for defeating cold.

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What is included?

  • All national transportations as mentioned in trip itinerary
  • Accommodation and meals in standard hotels/teahouses during the trek
  • Excellent English speaking trek leader, guides and porters to carry luggage
  • All local/governmental taxes, permits and registrations
  • A portable medical kit
  • Welcome and farewell dinner

What is not included?

  • Visa processing fees
  • Rescue and travel insurances
  • Extra stay in Nepal other than mentioned in trip itinerary
  • Private vehicles, meals, shopping and other personal expenses

Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu and transfer to the Hotel

Day 02: Fly to Lukla, trek to Phakding( 2652m)

Day 03: Trek to Namche Bazaar (3446m)

Day 04: Acclimatization at Namche Bazaar (3446m)

Day 05: Trek to Tengboche (3,820m)

Day 06: Trek to Dingboche (4410m)

Day 07: Acclimatization at Dingboche

Day 08: Trek to Lobuche (4930m)

Day 09: Trek to Gorak Shep (5140) & trek to Everest Base Camp (5364)

Day 10: Trek to Kala Pattar (5554m) & back to Pheriche (4243m)

Day 11: Trek to Namche 2,840m

Day 12: Trek to Lukla 2,840m

Day 13: Fly back to Kathmandu (1300m) & transfer to hotel.

Day 14: Depart for the next destination

You can also request for the tailor-made trip itinerary for this trek according to your available trekking days.

Date And Costs

Trip Start Date Trip End Date Status Prices
Apr 25, 2016 May 9, 2016 Yes $1680 Book Now
May 10, 2016 May 24, 2016 Yes $1680 Book Now

What is included?

  • All national transportations as mentioned in trip itinerary
  • Accommodation and meals in standard hotels/teahouses during the trek
  • Excellent English speaking trek leader, guides and porters to carry luggage
  • All local/governmental taxes, permits and registrations
  • A portable medical kit
  • Welcome and farewell dinner

What is not included?

  • Visa processing fees
  • Rescue and travel insurances
  • Extra stay in Nepal other than mentioned in trip itinerary
  • Private vehicles, meals, shopping and other personal expenses

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  •   Destination: Nepal
  •  Activities: Trekking
  •   Trip Grade: Moderate
  •   Departure from: Kathmandu, Nepal
  •   Arrival in: kathmandu,Nepal
  •  Group size: 1-12 peoples
  •  Best Seasons: Spring, Autumn
  •   Accomodation: Tea-house

Trip Introduction

The Everest Base Camp Trek is one on the wishlist of the trek-lovers around the world. This trek with an average duration of two weeks is the adventure of a lifetime which offers the breathtaking sceneries and unique Sherpa culture.

The Everest Base camp rests at the base of the world’s tallest peak Mt. Everest (8848m) at the height of 5364m; one of the world’s most spectacular places. It’s one of those majestic experiences in life to sit at the base of the world’s tallest peak and face it right before the eyes. Famous for its giant mountain peaks, this trek provides the glimpse of Sherpas (the inhabitants of Khumbu region, best known as mountain climbers) and their lifestyles, Himalayan flora and faunas and high altitude landscapes.

Generally, trekking to the Himalayas is considered arduous and that’s how people miss the chance to experience magnificent scenery of mountains. The advancement in technology and tourism friendly trails have made Everest Base Camp a feasible destination with adequate places for resting and food along the way. The scattered monasteries, pleasing landscapes and high-standing mountains were what visitors referred as astounding experience. The largest travel guide publisher, Lonely Planet, has mentioned Mount Everest as a most famous trekking area and listed at the top among the other trekking trails in South Asia.

 

Everest Base Camp Trek Itinerary

Given its popularity among the travel freaks, Everest Base Camp Trek is the most adventurous trip you ought to carry out while in Nepal. The trip takes around 10 days of mesmerizing sightseeing and captivating natural satisfaction. The route leads to a short and wonderful flight to Lukla which is filled with thrilles and chills. From there, the journey leads to Namche Bazar-Tengboche-Dingboche-Lobuche with the trip finally ending on Everest Base Camp.

Day 1: Kathmandu to Lukla and Phakding (3 hours)

The highlight of the trip is certainly a thrilling flight to Lukla Airport which is situated at the elevation of 9,334 ft/2,845 m. Surrounded by the tall mountains and hills, the flight to there is oneself a fascinating experience to have. The road then follows to the beautiful Cheplung Village which offers the view of the sacred Mount Khumbila. There on, a downwards walk leads to the village of Phakding (2,652 m/8,700 ft). From Phakding, the beautiful Kusum Kangraru Mountain can be observed.

Day 2: Phakding to Namche Bazar (6 hours)

After spending a pleasant day in Phakding, the journey resumes with a compelling trip to Namche Bazar (3,440 m/11,283 ft). Namche is the biggest Sherpa village in Nepal. However, before reaching there, the travelers can be able to observe Dudhkoshi River and the breathtaking view of a beautiful pine forest en route to Monjo. With Sagarmatha National Park being one of the attractions for the travelers, Namche offers a mesmerizing view of the Thamserku Peak and the Kongdi RI Himal.

Day 3: Namche Bazar to Tengboche (5 hours)

The trip continues from Namche and reaches the beautiful Tengboche village (3,860 m/12,660 ft). Prior to the destination, one can run across the Dudh Koshi Valley at the settlement of Phungki Thanka which presents a magnificent view of Mount Everest.  Tengboche is considered one of the beautiful places in Everest region as the place is surrounded with tall hills covered up with rhododendron trees. Besides, it offers Tengboche Monastery where the sights of Mount Ama Dablam and Mount Everest are beautiful to view.

Day 4: Tengboche to Dingboche (5 hours)

The trekking moves towards another fascinating destination as a trip to Dingboche village (4,410 m/14,464 ft) promise a walk through rhododendron forest.  Also famed as the Summer Valley of Khumbu, Dingboche offers the graceful views of Lhotse, the Ama Dablam, and the Island Peak.

Day 5: Dingboche to Lobuche (5 hours)

After passing from Dingboche, the trip becomes more challenging as the travelers have to move towards higher altitude. Thankfully, the road consists the Trekkers Aid Post, which assists in the treatment of the trekkers. The path then leads to Lobuche (4,910 m/16,105 ft), which entices the trekkers with a beautiful view of Mt. Lobuche, Mt. Pumari and the Nuptse.

Day 6: Lobuche to Everest Base Camp and EBC to Gorekshep (8 hours)

The most amazing part of the trip begins with a slow and careful walk thus avoiding altitude sickness. After a walk for 2-3 hours, the travelers will reach to Gorakshep (5,181 m/ 16,994 ft). Here on, the path leads to the top of the edge with the journey finally ending at the Everest Base Camp (5,364 m/ 17,594 ft). With the spectacular view of Khumbu Icefall and Khumbutse and Lingtren mountains, the road leads back to Gorakshep for further adventure.

Day 7: Gorekshep to Kala Pathar to Periche (7 hours)

The other half of the trek promises a brisk trip to Kala Pathar (5,545 m/18,188 ft), which is a famous place for a panoramic view of Mount Everest, Nuptse, Chagatse, Lhotse and the Pumori. After enjoying the sightseeing in Kala Patthar, trekkers will head back to Gorakshep and walk down towards Pheriche (4,210 m).

Day 8: Pheriche to Namche (7 hours)

It is the returning part of the journey as the trail follows all the way back to Tengboche. Here on, a relaxing hike will lead to Namche Bazar.

Day 9: Namche to Lukla (7 hours)

The return trip follows the crossing of a suspension bridge and heading towards Phakding. After that, the travelers will head back to Lukla Airport.

Day 10: Lukla to Kathmandu

The adventure finally comes to end with a 30-minute flight back to Kathmandu.

 

Best Time to Travel

The Everest Base Camp Trip is most enticing and popular trek among the travel freaks. Regardless of the difficulties on road and off road, one might want to enjoy an adventurous trip to EBC any time of the year. However, it is quite a necessity to know which time and season suits you the most for a safe trip.

Pre-Monsoon (February, March, April, and May) and Post-Monsoon (late September, October, November and December) are considered the most favorable time for planning your EBC trek. The beautiful climate aids to more mesmerizing views and fewer altitude deficiencies.

One can trek to Everest Base Camp in January; however, the drop down in temperature between -20C to -30 C will make the journey a tough one.

 

Food and Accommodation

The Everest Base Camp trek offers with plenty of food and lodging facilities which the trekkers can choose as per their requirement. With plenty of 5-star hotels at Namche to basic accommodation at Tengboche and Dingboche, there is no issue of finding a place to hang in your trekking boots. However, it should be kept in mind that the places like Pheriche and Gorakshep come with relatively limited accommodation.

 

Difficulties

The major issue the travelers have to go through while trekking Everest Base Camp is altitude sickness. The more you take your journey further, the less you will have contact with oxygen. The perverse situation can lead to Acute Mountain Sickness (AMS). Furthermore, the ones who are not used to with up-hill and down-hill walk may find their journey more challenging and difficult.

 

Important Tips to Know

Comparatively, EBC trek opts as not-so-complex trip which benefits the trekkers who lack previous trekking experiences. The major thing you should take in mind is how to avoid altitude sickness. If you feel like and can afford taking oxygen cylinder, this might be the right option for you. Else, make sure to carry ginger pieces, popcorn and sugar cubes for defeating cold.

Day to Day Itinerary

Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu and transfer to the Hotel

Day 02: Fly to Lukla, trek to Phakding( 2652m)

Day 03: Trek to Namche Bazaar (3446m)

Day 04: Acclimatization at Namche Bazaar (3446m)

Day 05: Trek to Tengboche (3,820m)

Day 06: Trek to Dingboche (4410m)

Day 07: Acclimatization at Dingboche

Day 08: Trek to Lobuche (4930m)

Day 09: Trek to Gorak Shep (5140) & trek to Everest Base Camp (5364)

Day 10: Trek to Kala Pattar (5554m) & back to Pheriche (4243m)

Day 11: Trek to Namche 2,840m

Day 12: Trek to Lukla 2,840m

Day 13: Fly back to Kathmandu (1300m) & transfer to hotel.

Day 14: Depart for the next destination

You can also request for the tailor-made trip itinerary for this trek according to your available trekking days.

What is included?

  • All national transportations as mentioned in trip itinerary
  • Accommodation and meals in standard hotels/teahouses during the trek
  • Excellent English speaking trek leader, guides and porters to carry luggage
  • All local/governmental taxes, permits and registrations
  • A portable medical kit
  • Welcome and farewell dinner

What is not included?

  • Visa processing fees
  • Rescue and travel insurances
  • Extra stay in Nepal other than mentioned in trip itinerary
  • Private vehicles, meals, shopping and other personal expenses