Everest Base Camp Trekking - 14 Days

Everest Base Camp Trekking
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Trip Facts
  • Duration 14 Days
  • Trek Days 12 Nights 13 Days
  • Grade C (Strenious)
  • Max Altitude 5545m
  • Best Time Sept - May
  • Activity Sightseeing and Trekking

Trip Overview


Everest Base Camp Trek

(Detail Information on Trekking to Everest Base Camp)

Everest Base Camp Trek is the second most popular trekking destination in Nepal. Thousands of passionate trekkers makes their goal to Everest Base Camp every year. This website provides a comprehensive about trekking to Everest Base Camp including safety tip, altitude sickness and prevention, packing list, trek map including route variations.

The primary objective of Everest treks is either the Everest Base Camp, about 5, 340 meters. or Kala Pattar, an unassuming (5, 545 meters). A trek into Mount Everest Base Camp is one of the most spectacular adventure treks in the world. Everest Base Camp is not the sole preserve of high altitude mountaineers. Everest Base Camp trek is the quintessential trek to Everest journey begins with an early morning flight from Kathmandu to the Mountain airstrip at Lukla in the heart of the Khumbu Region. There follows a fairly easy day of around three hours to our first stop Phakding. We continue North up the Dudh Kosi Valley to Namche Bazaar, quite a hard day, where we spend a day acclimatizing, good food and accommodation. From Namche we trek to Khumjung Tengboche monastery, the seat of Sherpa Culture. it is mainly a gradual push up to Kala Pattar and Everest Base Camp resting one day in Dingboche or Pheriche for some side trips and further acclimatization. After some spectacular close up views of Everest along with Nuptse Lohtse and Mount Pumori we retrace to Lukla for our flight to Kathmandu.

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Fitness

To trek to Everest Base Camp you do not need to be a super athlete nor a mountaineer but a few weeks of training, prior to arriving in Nepal, will enhance your experience. It will not be more enjoyable spending the trip of a lifetime struggling to walk the trails every day when a little sensible preparation before you arrive would make the trails so much more rewarding.

Food

There are varieties of choices of western and Asian foods dishes or a mixture of both in all the major destinations you visit. During a trek you can expect 3 full meals a day as well as well as regular tea and coffee breaks on both tea-house style or camping treks where food is freshly prepared daily. During our tea-house trek we offer a selection of tea-houses. Most teahouses cook a delicious range of mostly vegetarian fare. Of course it depends on the season and destinations you choose. But most tea-houses offers pasta, tuna bakes, noodles, potatoes, eggs, dhal bhat, bread, soups, fresh vegetables and even some desserts like apple pies, pancakes, and some interesting attempts at custard.

Best time

Everest Base Camp trek can be done in Autumn (Sept-Nov) when you can expect better visibility, the air is fresh, and the weather is perfect and that the Nepalese most important festivals (Dashain and Tihar) are marked during this season The best season offering excellent weather and tantalizing mountain views. Or in Spring ( March – Mary) which is particularly lovely as the mountain slopes are covered with beautiful and colorful flowers and still have plenty of high snow to enhance your photos. The temperature is quite moderate and the mountain views are excellent.

Accommodation

There are varieties of choices of western and Asian foods dishes or a mixture of both in all the major destinations you visit. During a trek you can expect 3 full meals a day as well as well as regular tea and coffee breaks on both tea-house style or camping treks where food is freshly prepared daily. During our tea-house trek we offer a selection of tea-houses. Most teahouses cook a delicious range of mostly vegetarian fare. Of course it depends on the season and destinations you choose. But most tea-houses offers pasta, tuna bakes, noodles, potatoes, eggs, dhal bhat, bread, soups, fresh vegetables and even some desserts like apple pies, pancakes, and some interesting attempts at custard.

Medical Info

Care in what you eat and drink is the most important health rule. The number one rule is don’t consume the water including ice.

Medical Kit:

1. A simple but adequate medical kit can be most useful without taking much space in your baggage. The following is recommended as tried and true list of items.
2. Aspirin or Panadol – for pain or fever.
3. Antihistamine – useful as a decongestant for colds, allergies, to ease the itch from insect bites and stings or to help prevent motion sickness.
4. Antibiotis – useful especially while trekking well off the beaten track but they must be prescribed.
5. Kaolin preparation ( Pepto – Bismol), Imodium or Lomotil – for stomach upsets.
6. Rehydration mixture – for treatment of servere diarrhoea.
7. Antiseptic, mercurochrome and antibiotic powder or similar “dry” spray – for cuts and grazes.
8. Calamine lotion – to ease irritation from bites or stings.
9. Bandages and band – Aids – for minor injuries.
10. Scissors, tweezers and a thermometer
11. Insect repellent, sun block, suntalotion, chapsticks and water – purification tablets.
12. Throuat lozenges (Strepsils).
13. Moleskin.
15. Sulamyd 10% eye drops.
16. Acetarninophen (Paracetamol)
17. Antacid tablets.
18. Diamox (altitude sickness – can be bought in Kathmandu)
19. Sterile Syringe set (anti-AIDS precaution)

Equipment list

1. Lightweight walking boots. If new one is being bought, ” walk then in” to avoid blisters. Also bring spare laces.
2. A pair of track shoes. To wear in the camp at night or when the boot is wet.
3.Warm jacket. Fiber fill or down should be adequate. This is especially necessary during winter from December to February.
4. A rainproof jacket with hood or a poncho. Get the one that is guaranteed waterproof.
5. Woolen shirts and thick sweaters. During winter months, December through February these items are essential. Thick sweaters – can be purchased in Kathmandu.
6. A pair of lightweight/ heavy weight trousers. Jeans are unsuitable to wear on treks. Cheap loose cotton pants are available in Kathmandu.
7. Heavyweight trousers are useful higher up in the mountains in the morning and at night. Windproof/ waterproof trousers are necessary on all treks going above 10.00ft. Thermal underwear. These are excellent to sleep in at night in the winter months thermal underwear are quite invaluable.
8. A tracksuit useful for wearing in camp and in the tent.
9. pair of loose fitting long shorts/ skirts.
10. 1 lightweight long sleeved – shirt is particularly suitable for avoiding sun burn.
11. A woolen hat to wear in the morning and at night. During winter it is an essential item. A sunhat and ensure it has a wide brim to cover the face and neck.
12. A pair of gloves. Leather with lining and woolen are best.
13. 1 pair of sandals to wear in the cities and in camp.
14. 2 pairs of thin and 2 pair of thick woolen socks.
15. “Underwear” normal quantity and swimming costume, hankies.
16. Duffle bag or kit bag to carry to gear while trekking – Daypack: This is a small rucksack to carry personal requirement for the day e.g. toilet items, camera, film towel, soap, a boot etc.
17. Water bottle.
18. Snow glasses and sunglasses
19. 2-4 large plastic bags to separate clean clothes from dirty ones. 6-10 smaller plastic bags to dispose garbage.
20. Wallet and /or money belt with compartment for coins.
21. Toiletries with large and small towels. Toilet paper can be by in Kathmandu and some villages in the mountains.
22. Small headlamp and/ or torch with spare batteries and bulbs candles and lighter to burn toilet paper.
23. Snow gaiters essential during wither and all treks going over at other times.

Cost (How much does it cost?)

Please contact us or fill booking form to know about the cost of this trek.

Itinerary


Day 1 : Arrival Day

We meet at the airport, transfer to Hotel (3 star Hotel), free time. A short briefing about the program and trek.

Day 2 : Fly To Lukla and Trek to Phakding (2600 m) - 3.5 hrs

Breakfast at 6:30 am leave for the airport at 7:15 to fly to Lukla  (2860 m). We meet all our porters in Lukla and start the trek from there. The trail is gradually descends to Cheplung, Ghat until Phakding. Overnight in Phakding.

Day 3 : Phakding trek to Namche Bazzar (3446 m) - 6 hrs

The trail continues north up the Dudh Kosi Valley through a forest of rhododendron, magnolia, and giant fir-trees. En route we cross the spectacular suspension bridge high above the confluence of the Bhote Kosi and the Dudh Kosi,. The last part to Namche is steep and long from where we can have first glimpse of Everest, eventually we will reach the remarkable Sherpa capital perched high on the hillside.

Day 4 : Namche Bazzar - Acclimatization

We can spend the day by taking a side trip to Everest View Hotel (2.5 hrs). or by visiting the National Park Visitor Center on the hill above Namche or by simply resting and browsing in the shops in the town. Namche is a fascinating place simply to ‘hang out.

Day 5 : Namche Bazzar trek to Tengboche (3867 m) - 5 hrs

From Namche we have to trek northeast on a direct line to Everest,. Now the views starts to open up, ahead of you can see Ama Dablam (6856m), as well as Everest but it is still far off in the distance. The view becomes more dramatic as the climb approaches to a beautiful settlement of Tengboche which is surrounded by a protected juniper forest. Stay at teahouse.

Day 6 : Thangboche trek to Dingboche (4343m) – 6 hrs.

From Tyangboche we continue our walk to the Imja Valley and Lobuche River before ascending to Dingboche. It is a picturesque village with beautiful barley, potato and buckwheat fields.

Day 7 : Dingboche: Acclimatization day

It is important to spend a day in Dingboche, that will help us to acclimate to the high altitude. Instead of staying doing nothing we can either hike to Chukung valley or climb a ridge located behind the village to get tallest peaks of Lhotse, Makalu, Cho Oyu, Cholatse…

Day 8 : Dingboche trek to to Lobuche ( 4930 m) – 5.5 hrs

Spectacular sceneries of Himalayas & Peaks can be seen all direction around you when you are walking. You arrive Dugla at 4620m before you reach to Labuche,you can take lunch at Dugla. You can see the wonderful superv views of Mt.Lhotes, Mt. Nuptse, Mt. Pumori & other many Himalayas from Labuche. Dinner & overnight.

Day 9 : Trek to Gorakchhep – EBC – Overnight at Gorakchhep (5200m) - 7 hrs

Start early in the morning to get Everest Base. After 3 hours of walk we stop for breakfast at Gorekhchep. The trail from Gorakhshep to Everest Base Camp is a lot tiring through the turnings and over the ice but rocks and sand. EBC is wonderful to touch the ice from world’s novel peak in order to make your dream true.

Day 10 : Gorakchhep hike to Kalapattar (5545 m) and trek down to Pheriche (4200 m): 9 hrs

Start early in the morning to get Kalapattar. This is the place from where you can see the wide view of the Everest and its magnificent views, world’s Longest Khumbu Glacier. We still have long way down to Pheriche.

Day 11 : Trek to Namche: Approx 8 hrs:

This part of the trail is full of natural beauties. We will be walking through the Namche Bazzar. We all group meet in Namche.

Day 12 : Namche trek to Phakding (5.30 hours)

Today we walk all the way down and flat. It is relatively easier walks.

Day 13 : Phakding trek to Lukla – 4 hours

After breakfast we walk to Ghat & Lukla.The trail is easy going to Ghat, then it is gradual ascending from Ghat to Lukla. Arrive Lukla.Dinner & overnight.

Day 14 : After breakfast we will be flying to Katmandu in the morning and transfer to Hotel.

Day 15 : Kathmandu free day

Day 16 : Departure

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Trip Includes


  • All transportation by a car, domestic flight to and from Lukla within Nepal.
  • All listed twin occupancy accommodation within Nepal.
  • Meals (breakfast, lunch and dinner) while on trekking
  • Accommodation with bb plan for 2 nights in Kathmandu
  • Drinks included with meals are teas, hot lemon and coffee
  • Guide, porter, driver wages and insurance
  • All necessary documents (trek permits, TIMS, tax)
  • All entrance fees to listed sites and places of interest.

Trip Excludes


  • International airfare to and from Nepal
  • Lunch & Dinner in Kathmandu
  • All alcoholic & bottled drinks (beer, wine, spirits, sodas, juices etc) and hot shower during the trek
  • Between meal snacks and drinks while on trek
  • Personal shopping
  • Option donations (temple, gompas, assistance projects etc)
  • 30 days visa,
  • Personal travel insurance including emergency mountain rescue evacuation.

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Extend My Holidays

If you like to extend your holidays in Nepal with your short time to experience the high mountains and Nepalese culture you can choose these short and easy extensions trips. Also for those who are inexperience in walking up and down on the mountain the following options are the best to choose. Click on the link below to get its information.