The Everest Base Camp Trek- 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 well-known fact that Nepal has a lifetime's worth of natural and cultural wonders that offer the ultimate in adventure and cultural travel. Home to the world's highest mountains, Nepal resorts its pride in flawless mountain beauty and allows travelers to explore the alluring gift of nature. Mount Everest, locally known as Sagarmatha, stands in its glory at 8848.86meters in Solukhumbu district, Province no.1, Nepal, and draws climbers from all over the world to get an unrivaled experience of standing on the top of the world. 

Trek to Everest is a dream come true for those adventurers who want to get the glorious close-up view of Mount Everest-the highest point on Earth. It is a moderate-level trek that involves multi-day walking to the Khumbu landscape infused with indigenous religiosity. Everest Base Camp (EBC) trek is an extraordinary challenge blended with the thrill and adrenaline of coming face to face with mighty mountains and novelty resulting from learning the Himalayan way of life. Everest Base Camp is the gateway to the tallest point on the planet where mountaineers prepare themselves before conquering Everest. EBC Trek is an adventurous and spiritual journey to the hidden paradise of the Himalayas that brings an unforgettable experience to cherish for a lifetime.

Why Base Camp Trek?

Everest Base Camp is the rudimentary campsite for mountain climbers seeking to conquer the mother of challenges. Everest Base Camp trek is the walk to the base camp on the roof of the world offering you the firsthand experience of high-altitude walking and the culture of the indigenous group living in the Himalayan mountain region-the Sherpas.

  • Everest Base Camp trek offers the overwhelming opulence of tall peaks over 8000 meters including Pumori, Nuptse, Mt. Lobuche, and the iconic Everest itself.
  • Incredible sight of the majestic snow-capped mountains and instant connection to the magical panoramas of the Himalayas
  • Sense of accomplishment on reaching the final line on the base of the world's highest peak-Mount Everest
  • Encounter and friendly relation with the most hospitable and welcoming people in the world and learn their fundamental values, beliefs, subsistence practices, and aspects of their lifestyle
  • Everest Base Camp trek is the best way to soak in the incredible Himalayan views and admire the grandeur and magnificence of the Everest region.

Best time for Mt. Everest Trek

Everest Base Camp isn't always welcoming in terms of temperature and winds and has one of the harshest weather making it difficult for you to cope with the surrounding environment. Temperatures below freezing point and the biting wind blow across the Himalayas aren't something you wish to be looking forward to. However, there is also the best time for you to undertake the Everest Base Camp trek to create an unforgettable journey of a lifetime. The best time of the year for the Everest Region trek is September-December and March-May as the weather is mild and favorable, and there's less chance of problematic snowfalls.

The monsoon season (June-September) is not the recommended time due to rainfall and cloudy skies. On the other hand, the winter season (January and February) brings extreme cold as the temperatures drop below freezing point, even during the day. Attractions to see on the Everest Trekking

The journey to the base camp of the world's highest mountain is full of adventure and novelty. The major attractions in the EBC trek include:

Lukla-Lukla is a small Himalayan settlement at the elevation of 2860 meters where the epic adventurous journey toward the Everest Base Camp starts. You'll take the mountain flight from the capital city Kathmandu to Lukla Airport-the world-famous airport with the shortest runway and harsh surrounding landscape

Namche Bazaar-It is the acclimatization point before hopping off for the trekking. It stands at the elevation of 3440 meters and offers you the first glimpse of Everest. People may decide on the Everest three-pass trek once they are here.

Tengboche monastery-Tengboche Monastery is a peaceful and spiritual stop on your trekking journey that is situated at the ridge-top elevation of 3867 meters. It is the Tibetan Buddhist monastery of the Sherpa community and the largest gumba in the Everest region that bridges the religious life of Sherpas with the rest of the world and gives blessings and compassion for a successful journey.

Sherpas and their culture- Sherpa is an indigenous community in the Himalayan region and a helping hand for the journey as you embark on your adventure. Although Mount Everest grabs the highlight of this trek, it is their compassion and persistence, and way of life that will mark an unforgettable stamp in your memory.

Kalapattar-The 5545-meter landmark on the South ridge of Pumori is a not-to-be-missed spot during the EBC trek to take in a close view of Everest and other 20 giant peaks and get the best sunset and sunrise views on high mountains.

Trek Difficulties

It's obvious that the walking journey to the base camp of Mount Everest is not an easy endeavor. The altitude and weather of the Everest region pose the most difficult challenges to the trekkers. Besides in this trek, it is essential to walk rigorously through forests, steep hills, and rugged mountain terrains requiring you to push yourselves to the next level.

Trek to the Everest Base Camp takes you to the elevation of 5380m or 5,545m (Kalapathar) where most people often experience altitude sickness. Acute Mountain Sickness (AMS) is very common and curable but lack of attention to AMS symptoms can lead to severe altitude problems like High Altitude Pulmonary Edema and High Altitude Cerebral Edema.

You must acclimatize well and be accompanied by well-qualified guides who will provide you with adequate information about the weather and altitude. If you are physically fit and mentally prepared with enough courage and determination to face challenges, then the Everest Base Camp trek is the right choice for you.

Global Adventure Trekking offers you the perfect EBC trek itinerary that takes well into account the time required for your body to acclimatize to Everest surroundings. You can undertake the EBC trek according to your pace and our standard itinerary is a 12 days trek round trip from Kathmandu to EBC and back. You can expect to walk around 6 to 7 hours every day covering an average of 15km. Our guides and porters are extremely well-trained and experienced and have your back and are with you in every thin and thick phase of this trek. They will provide adequate information and guide you to overcome obstacles while also bringing you close to local cultures.

Cost of Everest BC

As costly as it sounds, the Everest Base Camp trek is way too low below the Everest expedition cost and ranges within your budget limit. We offer you the best price without compromising the quality of a once-in-a-lifetime experience. Our 12-day EBC trek from Kathmandu to EBC to back costs around USD 1100-1400. It covers flight tickets (Kathmandu to Lukla to Kathmandu) with departure taxes, ground transportation, 11 nights' standard accommodation with a Sherpa guide and porter, daily meals three times throughout the journey, national park, and heritage site entry fees, two trekking permits, and first aid kit.

If you expect to spend quality time in a luxury hotel along the trek route, we will take care of your arrangements with a little additional fee. Please feel free to contact us. Please visit here for what our client said about the trek.

The openness of the Everest region has given the privilege to Global Adventurers to make their way all the way to its base camp. Everest Base Camp trek will expose you to high altitudes and push you to the limit but this is definitely worth it as it offers you the opportunity to purify and renew yourself physically and spiritually. Have an extraordinary unforgettable vacation with the world-famous Everest Region through the EBC trek. Please feel free to contact us for a customized trek itinerary and cost for 2022 / 2023 / 2024.

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. Note: The Lukla flight may depart from Ramechap during the busy season.

  • 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, pick up and transfer to a designated hotel
  • Sagarmatha National Park Entry Permit.
  • Local flights, destination to destination as per itinerary
  • 15kg luggage allowance with departure Tax on 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 a token of Love
  • Farewell dinner in Nepalese typical restaurant.
  • Gov't tax and VAT
  • Nepalese visa fee, Visa can be obtained upon 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 costs 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  
15 Sep, 2022 - 28 Sep, 2022 Guaranteed 1250 USD
30 Sep, 2022 - 13 Oct, 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 the last day is the final departure day from Kathmandu.
  • 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. The 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 travelers should have a 6-month validity passport. Visa can obtain on your upon arrival at Kathmandu International Airport. Visas cost 30 USD, 50 USD, and 125 USD for 15, 30, and 90 days respectively.

Medical and health information:

  • All travelers need to be in 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 before leaving the country for your Medical travel information or any necessary vaccination before departure. We suggest you bring your personal medical kid, Covid-19 vaccination Card/certificate.

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. In remote regions, the guest house does not have a toilet and running water can mean just a hole in the ground. A hot shower facility is available in some guesthouses for a price but occasionally hot shower means a bucket of hot water that is enough to wash your body. Electricity and Wi-Fi are available in some places 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 their International flight. If the flights cancel then you have the option to take a charter Heli flight and that will cost about 350-500 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 in case. All domestic flight has a strict weight limit. 10Kg of your baggage and 5Kg of hand luggage are included in your tickets. Excess baggage will be charged at your own expense.

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 their 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.

Clients 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 be included on your itinerary, mountain rescue services, and helicopter evacuation costs.

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