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Everest Base Camp Trek

Everest Base Camp Trek 16 Days

Embark on the iconic Everest Base Camp Trek in Nepal, a renowned hiking adventure leading you to the majestic base of Mount Everest. Witness awe-inspiring mountain panoramas, immerse yourself in the vibrant Sherpa culture, and stand at the gateway to the world's highest summit, creating an unforgettable and extraordinary experience.

Mount Everest has two starting points for climbing, one on the south side in Nepal and the other on the north side in Tibet (China). The base camp on the south side in Nepal is more commonly used for hiking and trekking holidays. This path is famous because it was taken by the well-known climbers Sir Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay Sherpa. Since these famous climbers used this route, the area around Everest has become a favorite spot for people looking for adventure travel.

Trekking to Everest Base Camp in Nepal is a special and memorable trip that will give you memories to keep forever. Getting to the base (5,364 meters) of Mount Everest is a big achievement, and hiking up Kala Patthar (5,545 meters) makes the adventure even more amazing and beautiful.

The wide views of the nearby mountains, like Mount Everest, seen from Kala Patthar are really stunning. Seeing the sun rise and set over the mountains from this spot is a favorite part of the trek and is something you shouldn't skip. Lots of people who trek to Everest Base Camp think it's a very important part of their journey.

Everest Base Camp Trek Difficulty

The Everest Base Camp Trek in Nepal is seen as a trek that can be moderately tough to quite challenging because it involves walking at high altitudes and requires a lot of stamina for daily long walks. The whole trek is about 130 kilometers (or 80 miles). On average, you'll be walking for about 6 to 7 hours each day.

To do this trek, you need to be in good physical shape and strong enough to handle walking up and down hills for many hours. It's also very important to get used to the high altitude to stay safe and enjoy the trek. This means slowly going higher and giving your body time to adjust to less oxygen. The trek plan usually includes rest days and a slow increase in altitude to help you get used to the height.

It's a good idea to have an experienced guide or to join a trusted trekking company. This way, you'll get helpful advice, and they'll show you the way. They can also help if any problems come up. To really enjoy this amazing trip, you need to be ready in terms of fitness, mindset, and planning.

Route – Trekking from Lukla to Everest Base Camp

The journey to Everest Base Camp often starts with a plane ride from Kathmandu or Ramechhap to a place called Lukla. Lukla Airport is a small airport in the mountains, just south of a big park called Sagarmatha National Park. This is where most people start their trek to Everest Base Camp.

During peak trekking seasons, planes usually fly to Lukla from Ramechhap (Manthali Airport) instead of Kathmandu because due to high air traffic at Kathmandu Airport. It takes about 4 to 5 hours to drive from Kathmandu to Ramechhap, which is about 135 kilometers away.

Sagarmatha National Park, which is the Nepalese name for Everest National Park, has many different types of plants and animals. It was created in 1976 and was named a Natural World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 1979. The park boasts a remarkable level of biological diversity and is part of the highest and youngest mountain system in the world.

The trek from Lukla to Everest Base Camp is a well-known path, and because of this, it has gotten a bit crowded and overdeveloped in the last few years. But it still gives you great chances to learn about the local culture and see the beautiful nature of the area.

The trek from Lukla goes along the Dudh Koshi valley, going through small Sherpa towns, thick forests, old Buddhist temples, and amazing mountain views. On the way, you can talk to the local Sherpa people, find out about their customs, and see how they live in the high Himalayan mountains.

The trek path gets a little higher each day, and some parts are very steep. So, it's important to be in good physical and mental shape to reach your goal of getting to Everest Base Camp and Kala Patthar. Good preparation and getting used to the altitude are important for a safe and fun trek.

After seeing Everest Base Camp and Kala Patthar, you'll go back the same way to Lukla to finish the hike. Since the way back is mostly downhill, it's a bit quicker than going up. When you get to Lukla, you'll catch a quick flight to either Kathmandu or Ramechhap airport. Then, you'll have a nice drive back to the heart of Kathmandu, making it easy to switch from the hiking adventure to the busy city life.

Overall, the Everest Base Camp trek offers a balanced mix of air travel and road trips, providing a pleasant end to your trekking adventure before returning to the comforts of your hotel in Kathmandu.

Our 16 days Everest Base Camp Trek includes 11 days trekking (or 12 days from Kathmandu), one day sightseeing and one day rest in Kathmandu, two days for arrival and departure from Kathmandu. However, if you wish to acclimatize further en route, you can extend the Everest Base Camp Trek from 16 days to 17 or 18 days.

Customizing the trip itinerary and package

We can certainly adjust the travel plan and package to match what you like. For the hotel in Kathmandu, you can book it on your own, or we can help you find a place to stay that fits your needs.

If you choose not to use a porter and carry your own bags, that's okay. But remember, if you're getting a trekking package with all meals included, you must have a guide for safety and to help with the trip.

Tell us exactly what you want and any other things you would like to add to your travel plan, and we'll be glad to help you make a special trip package.

Everest Base Camp Trek Highlights

  • Embark on an awe-inspiring trek to Everest Base Camp at the foot of Mt. Everest.
  • Witness breathtaking aerial views of the majestic Himalayas en route to Lukla.
  • Immerse yourself in the rich culture of the Sherpa people and their traditions.
  • Encounter diverse wildlife, including Himalayan tahr, pheasants, and possibly the elusive snow leopard.
  • Namche Bazaar serves as the gateway and cultural center of the Everest region.
  • Marvel at the panoramic views of the mountain range from the luxurious high-altitude Hotel Everest View.
  • Within the mystical Tengboche Monastery, you'll find a sanctuary of tranquility and peace.
  • Witness the awe-inspiring Khumbu Glacier and its cascading icefall.
  • Embark on an unforgettable hike to Kala Patthar, capturing breathtaking sunrises over the Himalayas.
  • Indulge in breathtaking panoramas of Mount Everest, Ama Dablam, Lhotse, Nuptse, Thamserku, and more.
  • Along the trail, lodging in teahouses provides a chance to connect with fellow hikers, share experiences, and savor the flavors of local food.

What is the best time to do Everest Base Camp trek?

The Everest Base Camp trek can be done all year round, but the best time to do Everest Base Camp trek throughout Autumn (September to November) and Spring (March to May). Let me inform you why:

Autumn Season: This season gives moderate temperatures and solid climate. The skies stay clear, presenting stunning views of the mountains. It’s a popular choice for trekkers.

Spring Season: Pleasant weather and beautiful vistas make Spring another excellent time. March to May is good for trekking to Everest Base Camp.

Everest Base Camp Trek Cost

The cost of the Everest Base Camp (EBC) trekking package depends on various factors. These include the duration of the trek, the size of the group (Larger groups might be able to negotiate better rates, while solo trekkers or small groups may pay a premium for personalized services), the level of services included (budget, standard, luxury) and the reputation and standard of the trekking company you choose.

The Alpine Adventure Club announces the cost and some fixed departure dates for the Everest Base Camp Trek for groups joining in 2024 and 2025, the cost includes the standard service. If you wish to participate in a private trek, the cost will be different.

Everest Base Camp Trek Itinerary

Day 01: Arrive at Kathmandu Airport and transfer to your hotel
Day 02: Kathmandu Sightseeing and trek Preparation
Day 03: Flight to Lukla trek to Phakding (2,610 m)
Day 04: Phakding trek to Namche Bazaar (3,440 m)
Day 05: Acclimatization day at Namche Bazaar (3,440 m)
Day 06: Namche Bazaar trek to Tengboche (3,867 m)
Day 07: Tengboche trek to Dingboche (4,410 m)
Day 08: Acclimatization and exploration day at Dingboche (4,410 m)
Day 09: Dingboche trek to Lobuche (4,910 m)
Day 10: Lobuche trek to Gorak Shep (5,140 m) and visit Everest Base Camp (5,364 m)
Day 11: Gorak Shep hike to Kala Patthar (5,545 m) and trek to Pheriche (4,260 m)
Day 12: Pheriche trek to Namche Bazaar (3,440 m)
Day 13: Namche Bazaar trek to Lukla (2,840 m)
Day 14: Flight to Kathmandu (1,350 m)
Day 15: Reserve Day in Kathmandu
Day 16: Depart Kathmandu

Destination: Nepal
Trekking Region: Everest
Trek Start Point:  Lukla
Trek End Point: Lukla
Trekking Accommodation:  Teahouses / Mountain Lodges
Trekking Grade: Medium-Hard
Best Season:  March - June / September-November
Max Elevation: 5,545 meters
Duration: 16 Days

The price of a private trek can fluctuate due to several factors, such as the trekking agency selected, the trek's duration, the group size, the level of services desired, and the preferred category of accommodation (deluxe, standard, or budget) in the city and during the trek, the choice between normal (simple) teahouses or the best available teahouses can also impact the overall price. Therefore, it is recommended that you click here: Price request form and fill in the required information and submit the same to get the exact price of your preferred trek and service.

PRICE INCLUDES:-

  • Airport pick up and airport drop by private transportation including before and after the trek
  • Accommodation in Kathmandu with breakfast (2 and above participants get twin sharing room in 3-star standard hotel)
  • Historical monument city sightseeing with a tour guide
  • Historical monuments city sightseeing transportation by Non A/C Comfortable Vehicle
  • Kathmandu sightseeing/monument visits Entrance fees
  • Domestic air tickets from Kathmandu to Lukla, Lukla to Kathmandu for guests and guide
  • Trekking accommodation in normal Trekkers Lodge/Teahouse (2 and above participants get twin sharing room)
  • Three time meals a day during the trekking Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner/Main course
  • Dessert (Fresh Fruits/Chocolate) after dinner on behalf of the company
  • One Experienced English-speaking, government licensed and ministry of tourism trained trekking guide and his food, accommodation, and salary
  • Porters from Lukla to carry your luggage while trekking (Two guests get one porter carrying a maximum of 25 kg of luggage)
  • Everest / Sagarmatha National park entry fee
  • Khumbu Pasang Lhamu Rural Municipality entry fee
  • Insurance for Nepalese staff (Trekking guide and Porters)
  • Nepal Government taxes and office service charge

PRICE EXCLUDES:-

  • Lunch and Dinner during the stay in Kathmandu
  • Extra night accommodation in Kathmandu because of early arrival, late departure, early return from mountain (due to any reason) than the scheduled itinerary
  • International air tickets and airport taxes
  • Nepal visa fee
  • Personal trekking equipment and Clothing
  • Wire Transfer charge or Credit card service charge as company rule
  • Alcoholic beverages, laundry, Telephone calls and all types of hot drinks in Trekking
  • Soft drinks such as cola, mineral water etc
  • Hot water, battery charge and hot shower charge during the trek (If need to pay)
  • Personal nature expenses and Tipping (Tips)
  • High risk medical / travel insurance and First aid kit
  • Expenses resulting from delays beyond our control in case of weather, flight cancellations, or natural calamities
  • Emergency rescue evacuation (if needed)
  • Any other things not mentioned

Day 01: Arrive at Kathmandu airport and transfer to Hotel
Arrive at Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu, Nepal. Transfer to your hotel and a short travel briefing will be given at the hotel/office, and you will be requested to pay the travel dues. Overnight in Kathmandu.

Day 02: Kathmandu Sightseeing and trek Preparation
After breakfast, Kathmandu visits Durbar Square, Pashupatinath Temple, Swayambhunath Stupa, and Boudhanath Stupa which are all World Heritage Sites. Durbar Square throws light on the life of the royals in ancient times. Pashupatinath Temple is one of the most important pilgrimage places for all Hindus. Swayambhunath is also known as Monkey Temple and Boudhanath Stupa is one of the largest stupas in the world. Late in the afternoon, we introduced you to your mountain/trek guide. overnight in Kathmandu.

Day 03: Kathmandu flight to Lukla and trek to Phakding (2,610 m)
Your guide arrives early in the morning to pick you up and drive you to the domestic airport. You will take a short and scenic flight from Kathmandu to Lukla, where the trek begins. From Lukla, you will trek to Phakding, a small village located at an altitude of 2,610 meters. The trail offers beautiful views of the Dudh Koshi River. Overnight at Phakding.

Day 04: Phakding trek to Namche Bazaar (3,440 m)
You will continue trekking along the Dudh Koshi River and cross several suspension bridges. After a challenging climb, you will reach Namche Bazaar, the main trading center of the Khumbu region. Overnight at Namche Bazaar.

Day 05: Acclimatization in Namche Bazaar (3,440 m)
This day is reserved for acclimatization to the high altitude. You will take a short hike to higher elevations and then return to Namche Bazaar for rest and exploration. You can visit the local market, museums, and monasteries. Overnight at Namche Bazaar

Day 06: Namche Bazaar trek to Tengboche (3,867 m)
The trail leads you through beautiful forests and offers stunning views of the Himalayas. You will reach Tengboche, a village famous for its monastery, which provides a panoramic view of Everest, Ama Dablam, and other peaks. Overnight at Tengboche.

Day 07: Tengboche trek to Dingboche (4,410 m)
The trek continues through rhododendron forests and open valleys. You will cross the Imja Khola River and ascend to Dingboche, a picturesque village with stone-walled fields and great views of the surrounding mountains. Overnight at Dingboche.

Day 08: Acclimatization in Dingboche (4,410 m)
Another acclimatization day is scheduled in Dingboche to help your body adjust to the increasing altitude. You can hike to Nangkartshang Peak (5083 m) locally known as Nagarjun Hill for breathtaking views of Makalu, Lhotse, and other peaks. Overnight at Dingboche.

Day 09: Dingboche trek to Lobuche (4,930 m)
The trail ascends gradually as you pass through Dughla (Thokla) and then climb up to Lobuche. The landscape becomes more rugged and barren, providing a sense of being in the high Himalayas. Overnight at Lobuche.

Day 10: Lobuche trek to Gorak Shep (5,140 m) and visit Everest Base Camp (5,364 m)
Trek to Gorak Shep, the last settlement before Everest Base Camp. After a short rest, hike to Everest Base Camp where climbers gather for their ascent to the summit, and soak in the incredible surroundings. Return to Gorak Shep for overnight stay. Overnight at Gorak Shep.

Day 11: Gorakshep hike to Kala Patthar (5,545 m) and trek to Pheriche (4,260 m)
Early in the morning, you will hike to Kala Patthar, the highest point of the trek, to witness the sunrise over Mount Everest. Afterward, you will descend to Pheriche, passing through Lobuche. Overnight at Pheriche.

Day 12: Pheriche trek to Namche Bazaar (3,440 m)
The trail descends through forests and crosses several suspension bridges over the Dudh Koshi River. You will retrace your steps back to Namche Bazaar, enjoying the familiar surroundings. Overnight at Namche Bazaar.

Day 13: Namche Bazaar trek to Lukla (2,840 m)
You will continue descending, passing through Phakding, until you reach Lukla. This is your final day of trekking, and you can celebrate the completion of your journey with your fellow trekkers. Overnight at Lukla.

Day 14: Lukla Fly to Kathmandu (1,350 m)
You will take a scenic flight from Lukla to Kathmandu, where you can rest, relax, and reflect on your incredible adventure. Overnight in Kathmandu.

Day 15: Reserve Day in Kathmandu
Lukla gets occasional flight delays during the main season. This may cause missing your international flights as well, so we recommend you to prepare accordingly. Lukla suffers from quick weather changes and that may affect inbound and outbound flights. We reserved this day for possible flight delays. If we have a timely flight on DAY 03 or 14, we can use this day for rest in Kathmandu. You can shop around local markets and walk around the city. Overnight at Hotel.

Day 16: Depart Kathmandu or extend your trip
We will drop you at the airport by our private vehicle according to your airport time. It is recommended to reach the airport at least two hours prior to departure.

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