A lifetime experience to Everest Base Camp Trek and Tour - 14 Days

Duration: 14 Days   |   Based on 10 Reviews
  • Destination: Nepal
  • Trip Difficulty: Moderate
  • Trip Style: Hikking and Trekking
  • Transport: Private Vehicle / Aeroplane
  • Food: Full Board Plan
  • Accommodation: Hotel + Tea House
  • Group Size: 1-16
  • Max Elevation: 5,545 m

Everest base camp trek is a lodge to lodge-based trek in Sagarmatha National Park. After 30 minutes flight to Lukla from Kathmandu (in the morning), The Everest Base Camp Journey begins through the Sherpa village with a Guide and porter. Lukla is both the starting and ending point of Everest Base Camp.

Standing at an altitude of 8,848 m, Mt. Everest is the tallest mountain on the planet. Trekking to its base camp is some steps to heaven and more than trekking. We have been operating this trek and tour since 1998 AD and we understand the needs of our clients including their concern with altitude. Our motto is to let you enjoy and be stress-free! There are many foreign companies that offer similar services; however, none of them are able to work independently. Global Adventure Trek is certified by the Government of Nepal and deciding your journey with us into the Mountain will save a lot of money as you do not have to pay for intermediaries. Trekking to Everest Base camp is for many a lifetime experience and not a difficult task although its base camp is 5360 m. The way leads through the most spectacular Himalayan terrain with Sherpa Guide who is very much familiar with their culture and customs.

What to expect at Everest Base Camp?

From the very beginnings of this trek, you will be fascinated by the local villages, birch forest and amazing Mountain views as you are taking the Mountain flight to Lukla. After landing, you will be introduced to trek staff and start your trek by heading to Phakding where you will be staying for an overnight. The next days are not as easy as the first day as you will be ascending the altitude and reach Namche Bazar (3440 m) on the second day. Taking an acclimatized day at Namche Bazaar will help you a lot dealing with altitude. On this acclimatized day you may visit Khumjung village-Everest View Hotel and be back at Namche for a night.

Heading to Tengboche is another 6 hours up and down walking. Tengboche is the best place to view the Himalayan environment and Monastery experience. Dingboche is the last village of Everest Base Camp trek where you will have another acclimatized day. We do care for all of our clients and make sure everything is in detail for making Everest Base Camp Trek as enjoyable as possible. Our Guide and porters are not only experienced and friendly but they are also certified and are better at management overcoming the obstacles on the trek. Gorak Shep was the initial base camp of Everest until the 1950s. Once you are here you may visit Everest base camp (5360m) and feel the glory of the Himalayas and next day small hike to Kala Patthar (5545m) for the Sunrise into the Himalayan panorama.

How do I prepare for Everest Base Camp Trek in Nepal?

Mt. Everest is more than a mountain and its base camp is just more than trek and hiking. Training for Everest base camp should include improving strength endurance, cardio endurance and carrying a day pack up and down the long distances. Before taking part in this trip begin a long day hike at least one day a week and focus on duration than distance.

Everest trek difficulty level

The difficulty level of Everest Base Camp trekking is moderate; however, it involves 6 to 7 hours of walking a day. To accomplish this trek should require at least 12 days. You are suggested to be more determined, physically fit and passionate. If you try to complete it in less than 12 days, it would be harder to accomplish it.

Best trekking season for Everest Base Camp

The most popular month for the EBC trek is (Spring) March, April, May, and October, November, December (autumn) are the best time for the Khumbu region. These months tend to offer moderate temperature, clear sky, and less chance of problematic snowfalls. Summer and Winter are not friendly weather for high altitude treks.

Duration of the Everest Trek

On average it takes 11 days to 14 days to trek round trip from Lukla to Base camp and back. Most people do it in 12 days including two acclimatized days in Namche Bazaar and Dingboche. 8 days to Mt. Everest Base Camp and 4 days to return back. 63km to go up and 53 km to return back. if you are interested to extend the trek over a Chola pass to Gokyo valley or Everest three-pass trek also possible by adding a few additional days.

The Cost of Everest Base Camp Trek

Trekking up to the base camp is way cheaper than climbing Mt. Everest. The cost of the Everest Base Camp Trek is depending on the company and services they offer. We have feature group discounted price in full package including flight, food, and standard accommodation with Sherpa Guide and porter. If you are expecting some luxury hotel along the trek route it is also possible with additional cost, please contact us for more info.

The Everest Base Camp Trek Route

Normally, we follow the Classical Everest base camp trek route like Lukla-Namche-Tengboche-Dingboche-Lobuche-Gorak Shep-EBC and follow the same route to return back. However, we do little differently than others and make small loops to avoid the crowds from Namche Bazaar to Pangboche. please see the below itinerary.

Everest Trek Itinerary

Everest base camp trek is a challenging trek in Nepal. However, most people complete it within 12 days following the classical route. Our below itinerary is outlne and it is customizable as per clients requirement. The trekking route will be Lukla-Phakding-Namche Bazaar-Tengboche-Dingboche-Lobuche-Gorsk Shep before reaching Everest Base camp. The return route is the same though the views are as enjoyable as you walk the opposite direction.

Our 14 days Everest Base Camp Trek proposed itinerary is from arrival till departure is outlined and it can be changed as per your requirement.  Allowing less than 12 days is more hectic to accomplish trekking to Everest base camp. Within this duration of the trek, you may experience Sherpa Culture, Mountain life, flora and fauna, glacial moraines, Sunrise and sunset view from Kala Patthar, and of course leave the footprint at Everest Base Camp.

Highlights

  • Early morning exciting Mountain flight to Lukla
  • A superb lodge-based trek to Everest Base Camp 12 days
  • Stunning views of Mountains including Mt.Everest from Kala Patthar
  • Visit Namche Bazaar, Khumjung village-the legendary Sherpa town
  • Visit Hillary museum and School in Khumjung Village on the lap of the Himalayas
  • Sagarmatha National Park (UNESCO World Heritage Site)
  • The biggest Khumbu glacier on Everest Base Camp.

Outline Itinerary

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Day 01: Arrival and transfer to Hotel in Kathmandu
Upon arrival in Kathmandu Airport, our airport representative will welcome you and give you short info about Kathmandu and directly drive to the Hotel. Overnight at the hotel.
  • None
  • Hotel
  • 1,350 m/4,455ft

Morning flight to Lukla (35 Minutes) and start the trek through Sherpa village. The trail goes gradually flat and easy to Phakding. 

  • Full Board
  • Guest House
  • 2,620 m/8646ft.

You are approaching the Himalaya. Viewing all mountain and pine forest and following the yak trail takes you to Namche Bazar. On the way, you will have the first encounter of Mount Everest, Amadablam, Thamserku and many more.

  • Full Board
  • Guest House
  • 3,440 m/11,352ft.

Optional hike to Thame/Khumjung Monastery/Everest View Hotel 3880m/12,804ft

  • Full Board
  • Guest House
  • 3,440 m

Trek begins very easily first part then the trail goes downhill to Phunki Tanga on the riverside. From here the Buddhism was introduced into the Khumbu valley. Then ascend about 800m to Tengboche through the pine forest. 

  • Full Board
  • Guest House
  • 3,680 m/12,144ft.

Tengboche is the best place to view Mount Everest, Amadablam and Thamserku in the back. Tyang boche monastery is another attraction of the tourist so GAT staffs take you there in the morning to participate for Pooja and descend through the Rhododendron forest. Facing always giant mountain range towards Chhukung valley. 

  • Full Board
  • Guest House
  • 4,400 m/14,520ft.

Optional Explore the Chhukung Valley (4730m-7km) the last village and back to Dingboche

  • Full Board
  • Guest House
  • 4,400 m/14,520ft

As we are walking in high altitude area so we are trekking like a slog. When we cross the small river in Dhukla the path goes steep up to Lobuche. You visit Chorten, Mane stone and all panoramic view of above eight thousand meters mountain.

  • Full Board
  • Guest House
  • 4,900 m/16,170ft.

 You are on the lap of the Himalayan range. Gorak Shep is the initial base camp of Everest. Until the 1950s climber set their camp at this place. Optional 3hrs/6km hiked up to Everest base camp (5,360 m) and back to lodge. Or hike to Kala Patthar for sunset.

  • Full Board
  • Guest House
  • 5,100 m/16,830ft.

Early morning start your trip to Kala Patthar for amazing sunrise if you leave it in the previous day at the closest proximity of Lhotse and Mt. Everest and on the button, you will view the biggest Khumbu glacier. After breakfast trek to Pheriche for your comfort overnight.

  • Full Board
  • Guest House
  • 4,250 m/14025ft.

Walking through the wide valley offers you the great views of Himalaya and takes your time to visit the giant Sherpa village and monastery along the way to Namche Bazar. You might see the Trans Himalayan Market in Namche Bazaar. 

  • Full Board
  • Guest House
  • 3,440 m/11,352ft.

Even though you are trekking back same trails but a lot of different views and Sherpa village will keep your mind busy.

  • Full Board
  • Guest House
  • 2,840 m/9,372ft.

Take a Mountain scenic flight over the Himalaya to Kathmandu. Arrivals and transfer to Hotel. The trip will conclude here. You are open for your wellness day in Kathmandu. Evening, farewell dinner in Nepali typical restaurant.

  • Breakfast+Dinner
  • Hotel
  • 1,350 m

After having the hygienic breakfast we will transfer you to The Kathmandu Airport with private vehicle for your final departure.

  • Breakfast
  • No accommodation here

What's included

  • On upon arrival, we will greet you at the airport and transfer you to a designated hotel
  • Sagarmatha National Park Entry Permit.
  • Kathmandu-Lukla-Kathmandu flight ticket with departure tax
  • 15kg luggage allowance with your flight
  • An experienced and qualified Sherpa Guide with equipment.
  • Two-night twin sharing Hotel in Kathmandu including breakfast
  • 11-Night Tea- house twin sharing accommodation non attached bathroom
  • Meals while on Trekking (Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner).
  • All the food/ lodging and salary of Sherpa Guide
  • TIMS (Trekkers Information Management System)
  • Insurance of Nepalese Staff.
  • Trip accomplishment certificate with token of Love
  • Farewell dinner in Nepalese typical restaurant.
  • Gov't tax and VAT
  • Nepalese visa fee, Visa can be obtained on your arrival at Kathmandu International Airport. Visa cost 30 USD, 50 USD, 125 USD for 15, 30 and 90 days respectively
  • Excess baggage charge(s) if more than 15kg.
  • Extra night accommodation in Kathmandu because of early arrival, late departure, early return from mountain (due to any reason) than the scheduled itinerary
  • Lunch and evening meals in Kathmandu (and also in the case of early return from the mountain than the scheduled itinerary)
  • International flights Tickets to and from.
  • Travel insurance and evacuation cost in case of emergency
  • Personal expenses (phone calls, laundry, bar bills-all kinds of hot and cold drinks, alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks, battery recharge, extra porters, bottle or boiled water, hot shower, etc.)
  • Tips for guide

Price & Dates

Trip Dates Availability Price  
05 Jun, 2022 - 18 Jun, 2022 Guaranteed 1250 USD
20 Jun, 2022 - 03 Jul, 2022 Guaranteed 1250 USD
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Useful Info

Important notes for Everest Base Camp Trekking

  • Day one means arrival day in Kathmandu and last day is the final departure day
  • Due to the demands of traveling at high altitudes, a Passenger Self Assessment Form is required for this trip. You will be trekking on hilly terrain, generally on well-defined paths, walking between 3-7 hours per day, on average about 5 hours a day. Altitude may exceed 5,545 meters.
  • A Single Supplement to have your own room is available on this trip and is applicable only to nights spent in Kathmandu.
  • In case of weather conditions leading to cancellations or delays in flights, this trip will operate on an alternate itinerary. Please see Day 1 of the itinerary for more details.
  • You must bring an emergency fund of 500 USD in cash with you on this trip, which you may need to use in case of delayed or canceled flights.
  • We advise allowing a few extra days in Kathmandu at the end of your trip should your return flights from Lukla be delayed due to weather conditions.
  • The minimum age for this trip is 15 yrs at the time of travel.
  • Please note that while we try to assist all our clients in achieving their goals, there may be times your leader makes the decision to either delay or stop your ascent based on your medical conditions and AMS symptom.

Passport and Visa:

  • All the travelers should have a 6-month validity passport. Visa can obtain on your upon arrival in Kathmandu Airport. Visa cost 30 USD, 50 USD, 125 USD for 15, 30 and 90 days respectively.

Medical and health information:

  • All travelers need to be good physical health in order to participate in this trip. Before buying this trip please read the details itinerary carefully.
  • You should consult your doctor for up to date for your Medical travel information or any necessary vaccination before departure. We suggest you to bring your personal medical kid, Covid-19 vaccination Card and 48 hrs PCR report.

Accommodation while on the Everest Trek:

Accommodation at the local lodge known as Guesthouse is simple but comfortable. Toilet and washing facilities are shared. In the guesthouse, travelers are provided twin sharing rooms with twin beds, mattresses, and pillows. In high season (March to May) and September to November) in places there are few numbers of guesthouses so sometime travelers may do dormitories. In some places, guest house depends on solar power. Remote regions, the guest house does not have a toilet and running water can mean just a hole in the ground. Hot shower facility is available in some guesthouse for a price but occasionally hot shower means a bucket of hot water which is enough to wash your body. Electricity and Wi-Fi are available in some place for an additional cost.


Mode of Transport to EBC Trek:

By Air: Kathmandu to Lukla flights are often cleared in the trekking seasonal time. however. all travelers are suggested to have a few backup days in the end to catch your International flight. If the flights cancel then you have the option to take a charter Heli flight and that will cost about 500 USD per person on a sharing basis. This also depends on the number of people. So make sure you have prepared your emergency fund just for in case. All the domestic flight has a strict weight limit. 10Kg of your baggage and 5Kg hand luggage are included in your tickets. Excess baggage will be charged at your own expenses.

Phone and Internet services during the trek:

Most of the hotels in Kathmandu offer free Wi-Fi with an excellent connection. While trekking Wi-Fi may be available in the teahouse for a small cost. The higher you go the more use of Wi-Fi and the internet will cost and likely the shower the speed. Remember your room may not have an electrical outlet. You have to share in the dining hall for your recharge.

Everest base camp trek Safety: Nepal is safe for travel destinations in the world. Just to be sure travelers are suggested to have their neck belt money wallet while traveling, for the safe keeping of your money, passport, and some valuable items. During your trip, you will have some free time to pursue your own interests, relax and take it easy or explore at your leisure.

High Altitude sickness in Everest hiking: Altitude sickness is a hazard, including on the Annapurna, Langtang and Everest Base Camp treks and more.. Please make sure you familiarize yourself with signs and symptoms before you leave and observe your own health during your trek.

Altitude sickness is a life-threatening fetal disease. Higher than 2,500m are at a risk of altitude sickness even though they are physically fit. It is important to be aware of these symptoms you may encounter.
Periods of sleeplessness, Occasional loss of appetite, Vivid, wild dreams at around 2,500-3,800m in altitude, Unexpected momentary shortness of breath day and night, Periodic breathing that wakes you occasionally, Blocked nose, Dry cough, Mild headache, and Vomiting …

If you are feeling nauseous, dizzy or experience other symptoms please share with your group and guide for the necessary evacuation.

Clinets Travel Insurance: Travel Insurance is compulsory for Everest Base Camp Trek. Make confident your insurance covers you for your planned activities, including travel and trekking above 3000m this should included on your itinerary, mountain rescue services, and helicopter evacuation costs.

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