Everest Base Camp Trek (16 days)

Basic Info ( EBC 14001 ) $ 1550 per person

Duration 16 days
Group Size 2 or more
TransportaionPrivate Vehicle, Domestic flight
Altitude 5,554m/18,192ft
Accomodations Hotel in Kathmandu, Tea House/Lodge during trek
Best Seasons Spring (March to May) and Autumn (September to November)
Activities Trekking, Hiking, Climbing
Meals Welcome and Farewell dinner at Katmandu, All meals during treks

Basic Intro

Everest base camp is the one of the adventurous trek rout on earth with its altitude of 5364 meter or 17,594 feet on course of crowning Mt. Everest (world’s highest peak). It was when the George Mallory and Andrew "Sandy" Irvine who first attempted to conquer the Mt. Everest disappeared in 1924.However it was on In 1953 Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay Sherpa first conquered Mt. Everest (8848 m). Nowadays many people from around the globe have successfully conquered the crowning Mt. Everest. The trek starts with the fight from Kathmandu to the Lukla Airport also known as Tenzing Norgay Airport and follows the Dudh Kosi valley and climbs up to the gate-way of Everest Namche Bazar (3440m) a Sherpa territory. Namche Bazzar is the main centre of the Everest (Khumbu) region and has government offices, ATMs, Internet cafes, shops, restaurants, a bakery and a colorful market each Friday evening and Saturday which takes two days to reach here. This is the very good place for acclimatization. We then trek another two days to Dingboche, 4,260 metres (13,980 ft) before resting for another day for further acclimatization. Another days we takes us to Everest Base Camp via Gorakshep, the flat field below Kala Patthar, 5,545 metres (18,192 ft) and Mt. Pumori.  Alternatively, the comeback route can be arranged through the Chola Pass, Gokyo, Renjo Pass, and Thame trail offers the pleasure adventurous psyche with more marvelous view of lofty High Himalayans exploring the Nepalese culture and tradition of Khumbu Region.

Day 01: Arrival, transfer to hotel.
Day 02: Trekking prepration day.
Day 03: Kathmandu - Lukla [2,800 m/9,184 ft]- Phakding (2,652 m/8,700 ft): 3-4 hrs.
Day 04: Phakding -Namche Bazaar [3,440 m/11,283 ft]: -5-6 hrs.
Day 05: Namche Bazaar: Acclimatization Day.
Day 06: Namche Bazaar to Tsengboche (3,870m/12,694ft):  5 - 6 hrs.
Day 07: Tsengboche to Dingboche (4,360 m/14,300ft):5- 6 hrs.
Day 08: Dingboche (4,360 m/14,300ft): Acclimatization Day.
Day 09: Dingboche - Lobuche (4940 m/16,207 ft): 2-4 hrs.
Day 10: Lobuche - Gorak Shep (5,170 m/16,961ft) - Everest Base Camp (5,364m/17,594ft) - Gorak Shep: 8-9 hrs.
Day 11: Gorak Shep - Kala Patthar (5545m/18,192ft) - Pheriche (4,730m/15,518ft): 8-9 hrs.
Day 12: Trek to Tyangboche (3,867m/12684ft), 4-5 hrs walk.
Day 13: Tyangboche to Namche Bazaar (3,570m/11,710ft): 5-6 hrs.
Day 14: Namche Bazaar-Lukla (2,800m/9,186ft): 6-8 hrs. 
Day 15: Fly back to Kathmandu (1,300m/4,264 ft).
Day 16: Departure from Kathmandu.


Includes


  • Airport pickups and drops in a private vehicle
  • 3-star hotel accommodation in Kathmandu with breakfast
  • Teahouse accommodation during the trek
  • All meals during the trek (15 breakfast, 12 Lunch, 12 Dinner)
  • Welcome and farewell dinners
  • All ground transportation on a comfortable private vehicle as per the itinerary
  • Domestic flights (Kathmandu- Lukla -Kathmandu)
  • An experienced, English-speaking and government-licensed trek leader and assistant trek leader (4 trekkers: 1 assistant guide)
  • Porter service (2 trekkers: 1 porter)
  • Staff costs including their salary, insurance, equipment, domestic airfare, food and accommodation
  • Down jacket and sleeping bag  (to be returned after trip completion)
  • Himalayan Glacier’s trekking bag/duffel bag, t-shirt and trekking map are yours to take
  • All necessary paperwork and trekking permits (National Park Permit, TIMS)
  • Medical kit (carried by your trek leader)
  • All government and local taxes

Not Includes


  • Nepal visa fee (bring small denomination cash USD and two passport photographs ).
  • International Airfare
  • Entrance fee during the sightseeing in Kathmandu
  • Travel & Health Insurance – Emergency Helicopter Rescue Insurance (Most recommended)
  • Lunch & dinner in Kathmandu.
  • Any alcoholic drinks, cold drinks, boiled & mineral water, beverages etc during the trek.
  • Tipping for related staffs
  • Hot shower, battery charges (available in trek with extra cost or free in some lodges).
  • Extra night accommodation in Kathmandu because of early arrival, late departure, and early return from the mountain(due to any reason) than the scheduled itinerary
  • Any other cost, which is not mentioned in cost includes items as above
  • Tips for Guide, Porter and Driver.
Primary 4

Equipment List


Sun hat or scarf
- Light balaclava or warm fleece hat
- Sunglasses with UV protection

Lower Body: 
- Lightweight cotton long pants/ Hiking shorts 
- Fleece or wool pants (seasonal) 
- Waterproof (preferably breathable fabric) shell pants

Feet :
- Thin, lightweight inner socks 
- Thick, warm wool hiking socks 
- Hiking boots with spare laces 
- Camp shoes (sneakers and/or sandals)

Upper Body: 
- T-shirts 
- Fleece jacket or pullover 
- Waterproof (preferably breathable fabric) shell jacket 
- Down vest and/or jacket *

Hands: 
- Lightweight gloves

Accessories: 
- Sleeping bag rated to zero degrees F * 
- Headlamp with spare bulbs and batteries 
- Trekking Bags/Duffel bag 
- Basic First Aid Kit 
- Large plastic bags 
- for keeping items dry inside trek bag 
- Trekking Poles * 
- Water bottles 
- Toiletries (Small wash towel, Toilet papers etc)

Toiletries (it’s up to your comfort lable): 
- 1 medium sized quick drying towel 
- Tooth brush/paste (preferably biodegradable) 
- Multipurpose soap (preferably biodegradable) 
- Deodorants 
- Nail clippers 
- Face and body moisturizer 
- Feminine hygiene products 
- Small mirror

Personal Hygiene (it’s up to your comfort lable):
- Wet wipes (baby wipes) 
- Tissue /toilet roll 
- Anti bacterial hands wash 
- Diamox (Drugs for altitude sickness if incase) 
- Water purified pills

Extras/Luxuries (it’s up to your comfort lable) 
- Binoculars (optional) 
- Reading book 
- Journal & Pen 
- Pencils and small notebooks 
- Travel game i.e. chess, backgammon, scrabble


Useful Information


Autumn (Sept. to Nov.) and Spring (March to May) are the best seasons for the Everest Base Camp. The weather is sunny and warm with outstanding views. If you wish to avoid crowds and enjoy some alone time with nature then taking this trip during winter (Dec., Jan. and Feb.) could also be an option. However, the temperature during winter could be harsh for most guests. 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.

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