Everest Base Camp Trek

15 Days

Everest Base Camp Trek in Nepal is a world-class trekking experience that has not been unheard of. Nothing can beat the thrill of going to the base camp of Mount Everest. This 15-day short Everest Base Camp Trek Itinerary gives you some of the best moments of your life, spent on the foothill of some of the highest mountains in the world. Explore the legendary Sherpa settlements of the Khumbu region, and witness the flora and fauna of Sagarmatha National Park.

Everest Base Camp Trek showcases the beauty of a well-organized trail to the foot of the highest mountain on the planet. It is not only the view of the mountains that makes you feel in heaven but also the culture and tradition of the legendary Sherpa people make you feel the real thrill of Trekking in Nepal. This fifteen days Everest Base Camp Trek takes you to merely 5500 meters of altitude with the most inspiring view of many eight thousand-meter high mountain peaks.

Planning your trip to Everest Base Camp?

This Everest Base Camp Trek is an experience of a lifetime that will take you to the base camp the highest mountain. This is not a luxury tour, but you will be provided with the best of basic amenities like hot showers, wifi, and power sources. The rooms might not be luxurious, but they will be comfortable enough for you to get a good night’s sleep after a hard day’s Trek in the Everest region.

Best season for Everest Base Camp Trek?

Being in the high-altitude mountain region of Khumbu, it is hard to predict the weather. Typically Spring (March-May) and Autumn (September-November) are considered the best time for Everest Base Camp Trek. The days are warm and sunny, moreover, the nights get cold, around 5 degrees. The views are clear and the trials are impeccable.

We do not recommend monsoon time for Everest Base Camp Trek. In monsoon (June-August) interminable rain not only makes it hard to trek with more slippery trials and worse visibility. The flight to Lukla gets canceled frequently due to unfavorable weather. This time can be perfect if you want to visit the Everest region with fewer crowds.

Winter (December-February) comes with frigid temperatures. Due to the constant snow, the trial chances are in a matter of a few hours. The nights are freezing. Very few trekkers travel in winter, however, in winter, you can experience the thrill of traveling to the Everest region differently.

What kind of accommodation to expect in Everest Base Camp Trek?

We will accommodate ourselves in comfortable Teahouse Lodges throughout the trek. In Everest Base Camp Trek, almost every lodge we use is the same standard, with the same kind of amenities. However, in the lower region, there are Luxury Resorts, extremely comfortable and housed by western-style amenities which can be provided on request at a supplement cost.

And what about Meals on our trek?

During Everest Base Camp Trek we can get a wide range of basic continental and Nepalese meals. Below 3000m (basically below Namche Bazaar), you can get plenty of wonderful multi-cuisine options. Above Namche Bazaar, the range of cuisine is limited. We recommend consuming vegetarian meals in the high-altitude lodges above Namche Bazaar.

How difficult is Everest Base Camp Trek?

Everest Base Camp Trek or any other trekking in the Everest region is considered difficult. It is due to the decreasing air pressure at increasing altitudes. From Kathmandu which is 1375 meters above sea level, we will fly to Lukla which is 2800 meters. This double ratio of increased altitude is enough to make you feel the symptoms of mild altitude sickness. We will be gaining an altitude of about 600-800 meters on most of our journey.

We do not recommend skipping acclimatization day, as it is a must to keep your body fit in the thinner air. Do not ignore any symptoms of Altitude sickness or it can be fatal. Walk slowly and take much time to complete your trekking. There is the option of Everest Base Camp Trek with Helicopter return if you want to skip hard trekking back to Lukla.

Permits Required for Everest Base Camp Trek

Everest Base Camp Trek or any other Trekking in Everest Region lies inside Sagarmatha National Park. We need to get various entry permits as mentioned below:

Sagarmatha National Park Entry Permit

Sagarmatha National Park Entry permit can be obtained from the Department of National Park and Wildlife Conservation (DNPWC) counter in Bhrikuti Mandap, Kathmandu, or the Sagarmatha National Park Entry point at Monjo.

Foreigners: NPR 3000 Per Person + 13% VAT.
SAARC Nationals: NPR 1500 Per Person + 13% VAT
Nepalese: NPR 100 Per Person + 13% VAT

Note: National Park permit fee is free for children below 10 years. The permit fee is payable in Nepalese currency.

Khumbu Pasang Lhamu Rural Municipality Entrance Permit

Khumbu Pasang Lhamu Rural Municipality entrance permit is issued by the local government of the Khumbu region. This permit can be obtained at Lukla or Monjo.

Permit cost: NPR 2000 Per Person for four weeks
NPR 2500 Per Person for stays longer than four weeks.

Note: The cost of the Khumbu Pasang Lhamu permit is the same for every traveler other than a Nepalese citizen and payable in Nepalese currency.

Trek Card

As per the updated rule effective from 23 September 2022, visitors trekking to Everest Region require Trek Card. It is a digital permit to get access to the Khumbu region and also works as your safety monitoring system. This card allows you to save time at the entry point. Trek cards can be obtained at the Trek Card registration center in Lukla. As it is included in the cost of the Pasang Lhamu Rural Municipality permit you don’t have to pay extra for this Trek Card.

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Overview

The famous EBC trek starts from a 35-40 minutes flight from Kathmandu to a small airstrip of Lukla at an altitude of 2800 meters. From Lukla your journey starts along the Dudh Koshi river, passing through several Sherpa settlements of Phakding, Namche Bazaar also known as the gateway to Everest, Tengboche, and Dingboche. Trek along the Dudh Koshi river bank, crossing several suspension bridges, Chotrens and Mani walls (painting and carving on the walls), stupas, Monasteries, and ever-smiling people, capturing the memories you never want to forget.

Trek to Gorekshep and continue to EBC via Khumbu Glacier with the never-ending view of Everest, Nuptse, Lhotse, Makalu, Cho oy, Amadablam, and many other peaks of the Khumbu region and beyond. Everest Base Camp Trek is also known for a divine view of sunrise over Everest from Kalapattar at an altitude of (5,555 meters, 18,225 feet).

Follow the same route to trek back to Lukla and fly back to Kathmandu with never-ending memories of the Everest Region, the Sherpa people, and the mighty mountains.

Itinerary

Arrive at Tribhuvan International Airport. You will be welcomed by your trekking guide at the airport and transferred to Hotel. Final preparation for your treks with a complete pre-trip meeting. Overnight at a hotel in Kathmandu.

Early morning drive to the domestic airport to board your onward flight to Lukla. Arrive at Lukla, you will be served a hot meal for the rest of the journey which is an easy trail to Phakding. You will meet your experienced porters at Lukla and continue to Phakding for an overnight stay.

(Note: Due to ongoing renovation work at the domestic airport in Kathmandu, it is likely your flight will be operated from Manthali Airport (130kms/ 4hrs drive from Kathmandu). You will have to drive at night to be seated on an early flight to Lukla which takes 20 mins approx.

After breakfast continues your trial to Namche Bazaar. Enter Sagarmatha National and continue to Namche bazaar. Namche Bazaar, also known as the gateway to Everest is the largest Sherpa settlement in the Khumbu region. Overnight stay at Namche Bazaar.

Today is a free day for acclimatization purposes. A short hike to Syangboche airstrip and Everest view hotel is worth a try. Or just simply relax at your guest house or explore the village.

On this day you will trek from Namche Bazaar to Tengboche village. This day will be a lot of ascending and descending with the forest where if lucky one can spot musk dear, Himalayan Thar, and pheasant. Continue the trial to a settlement of Phunki Thenga. From here you ascend continuously to reach Tengboche village. This village houses the largest Monastery in the Khumbu region, Tengboche Monastery. The view from Tengboche is a highlight of this tour with Ama Dablam, Nuptse, Everest, and Lhotse in the background. You will spend overnight at Tengboche.

After breakfast continues your trek to Dingboche village. Today we will be gaining altitude throughout the journey. Pass through mani walls and shortens and fields with stonewalls when you reach nearer to Dingboche. Overnight stay at Dingboche village.

Another day of acclimatization as we have gained a considerable amount of altitude. A hike to Nangkartsang Peak (5,083 m/16,676 ft) would be perfect for a breathtaking view of Ama Dablam, Island Peak, Cho Oyu, and Makalu.

Start your trek uphill through a ridge above Pheriche village to reach Thukla danda where you will find the memorials of climbers who died in this region. Continue to Lobuche village, where we will stay overnight.

Today is an important day of the trek as we are finally reaching Everest Base Camp. After breakfast trek to the beautiful village of Gorakshep through the rocky moraine of Khumbu glacier. Leave your backpack here and continue the hike to Everest Base Camp. Cherish the moment at EBC, take photographs, and later return to Gorakshep for an overnight stay.

Get ready early morning for a hike to Kala Patthar (5,545m/18,192ft) from where we are going to see the astonishing beauty of the sunrise over Mount Everest and other Himalayan peaks. Return to Gorakshep for breakfast and trek back to Pheriche where we will stay overnight.

Take a tight breakfast as we will have a long day retracing our trail back to Namche Bazaar. Overnight stay at Namche Bazaar.

Trek to Lukla via the same villages we have left before. Upon your arrival at Lukla, explore and enjoy your last moments on the Khumbu region. Stay overnight at Lukla.

Fly back to Kathmandu. Be transferred to your hotel and relax. Nothing to do today, take your time.

Full day sightseeing tour in Kathmandu city awaits you. Explore the real essence of Kathmandu with a full-day sightseeing tour of Kathmandu city consisting of Kathmandu Durbar Square (City of Temple), Swoyambhunath Stupa (Monkey Temple), and Patan City (City of fine arts).

Evening you will be transferred to a Nepalese restaurant for Authentic Nepalese cuisine with a cultural show.

Your trip ends. After breakfast, you will be transferred to International Airport to board your flight to your next destination.

Cost Includes

  • Arrival/ departure transfers, sightseeing tour as mentioned above using private air-conditioned vehicle.
  • Three nights' twin sharing accommodation in Kathmandu using a 3-star category hotel with breakfast.
  • Eleven nights' twin sharing failing dormitory accommodation in the best available guesthouse lodges while on trekking.
  • Three-time meals a day with tea/coffee on trekking.
  • A complementary farewell dinner after your trek completes with a cultural show.
  • Experienced local English-speaking guide throughout the trek with his salary, equipment, meals, and insurance.
  • Required number of porters to carry your luggage with his salary, equipment, meals, and insurance. (2 trekkers: 1 porter)
  • Necessary trekking permits, detailed pre-trip meeting, comprehensive first-aid kit.

Cost Excludes

  • International Airfare and visa fees.
  • Lunch and dinner wishlist in Kathmandu.
  • Personal trekking gear, personal expenses, bar bills, telephone, wifi in lodges, hot water, hot shower, and beverages.
  • Any kind of extra expenses occur due to unforeseen situations like flight cancellation, natural calamities, or political disturbances)
  • Tips for trekking crew (not mandatory but highly appreciated)

Frequently Asked Questions

What is new Covid-19 policy for travelling to Nepal?

Nepal is fully open without any restrictions. Nepal Government has issued a new advisory regarding travel restrictions on 01 March 2022 rescinding all previously issued restrictions. No need for quarantine to enter Nepal. The following criteria should have to be followed while traveling to Nepal:
1) Travelers must show documents regarding the last dose of the Covid-19 vaccine at least 14 days prior to Nepal’s arrival. If you are not vaccinated or partially vaccinated, you must bring a negative PCR/RT result, checked not more than 72 hours prior to your arrival.
2) The government of Nepal has removed the compulsion of PCR tests while traveling to Nepal, however, re-confirm with any other country you enter for transit.
3) You need a Covid-19 Crisis Management Coordination (CCMC) generated QR Code. You can either print the bar code or take a screenshot, and keep it safe while traveling to Nepal.

Can I get on arrival visa in Nepal?

On-arrival visa also called tourist visas facilitates multiple entries. One can get Tourist visas (On arrival visas) at TIA or any surface Entry/Exit Points established under the Department of Immigration.

Is this trip for me? How fit do I have to be for this trek?

This trek is suitable for every traveler with average health conditions. You need to be moderately fit, thus no previous experience is required for this trek. Light weight training like swimming, jogging, cycling, etc comes very handy. It is recommended to hike at least 2 hours a day can really build stamina and increase the lung capacity which you are going to need while hiking at a higher altitude. Also, we suggest you consult with your physician before traveling if you have any medical conditions.

What extra documents do I need?

Please bring a copy of your travel insurance, three passport-sized photos, and a copy of your passport.

Will somebody come to pick me up at the Airport upon my arrival?

Yes, a professional and experienced representative from High Altitude Nomads will be at the airport. He/she will greet you and transfer you to your hotel.

What kind of accommodation can I expect in this trip?

We will provide a nice 3-star centrally located hotel for your accommodation in Kathmandu with breakfast included. While trekking, we use the best possible teahouse lodges providing basic accommodation and meals. We will provide single/ double rooms, occasionally dormitory rooms. We suggest bringing your own sleeping bag for trekking.

What kind of meals is available during our trek?

Nowadays food menus in teahouse lodges have developed and provided a wide range of eatery to hungry trekkers. The local items as Dal, Bhat (lentils, rice, curry, pickle), momos (Tibetan-style dumplings filled with veg, chicken, buff, or cheese), noodle soup, American-style breakfast with tea or coffee, cold drinks, hot beverages, and much more.

Is it a problem, if I am a vegeterian?

Mostly the teahouse serves vegetarian meals, which is also good for you while trekking in the mountain. We recommend consuming vegetarian foods to avoid food poisoning.

What about safety and security while trekking?

One has to take proper care of their belongings and ensure every personal possession is secure. It is important to secure your belongings, especially when you are sharing a room with another trekker.

What mode of transportation is used in this tour?

We use comfortable, private air-conditioned tourist vehicles for our entire tours. We have an exciting range of fleets for the transportation of our valued guests. We are just starting our initiative of sustainable tourism by using electric vehicles where able it is possible.
Domestic flight is used to travel from Kathmandu/Manthali to Lukla and back.

What is the usual group size for this tour ?

We believe in a small group tour. Our every group consists of a minimum of 2 and not more than 10.

When is the best time to visit Nepal?

The best times to travel to Nepal for any kind of tour are Spring (March to June) and Autumn (September to November). The clear skies and sunny day with the best mountain view makes this time most favorable for all kind of tours, trekking, and expeditions related programs.

Is your staff insured?

Yes, all our trekking crew including guides, cooks, Sherpas, and porters are well insured.

Is Altitude Sickness a risk in Nepal?

According to Medical News Today – Altitude sickness occurs when a person travels to a high altitude without gradually acclimatizing. It is most prevalent at 8,000 feet or higher and results from a shortage of oxygen.

The risk of Altitude sickness in Nepal depends on where you are going. Most of the cultural and historical sites in Nepal lie between 800-1600 meters and the National park in the terai region is even lower. This means you are not going to get any Altitude sickness in this area.

The possibility of altitude sickness arises if you are trekking to mountains above 2000-2500 meters. Even though good preparations, enough acclimatizations, proper diet, and moving gently can be really effective.

What if I fall sick while trekking?

Your safety is our foremost priority. Our professional guides will be at your disposal 24/7 throughout your trip. Our every trekking staff are well trained in emergencies in mountains. Our staff will be well equipped with the necessary first-aid kit. In any emergencies, our guide will keep us updated and if needed we shall arrange an emergency evacuation as soon as possible.

Can I charge my gadgets in the trek?

You can get this facility at guesthouse lodges by paying an extra charge.

How long do we walk each day trekking?

Most of the trekking days in the Himalayas need 6-7 hours of walking. It includes a number of breaks and stopping for lunch somewhere along your trekking route. Our itinerary is designed to make your daily walk shorter as the altitude rises, helping your body to acclimatize.

On the major day of trekking or while crossing high-mountain passes, we might need to walk for 10-12 hours depending on our speed of walking.

Do I have to carry my own luggage on trekking?

Normally our cost includes a porter to carry your luggage. Porters typically carry 20-25 kg on teahouse trekking and 25-30 kg on a camping trek. We recommend you to carry your most needed items, fragile items yourself. For shorter treks (2-3 days), you can take the most necessary items in your backpack (carry yourself) and just have a guide.

What is the ratio of guides and porters in each group?

Normally we use one guide for guests up to 5 pax. For more than 5, there will be an assistant guide at your disposal. For every two people, there will be 1 porter, and the ratio of trekkers and porters be 2 trekkers:1 porter.

How cold does it get during trekking?

The mountain weather is very hard to predict. Normally night time colder than the daytime. In winter except for the frosting night but the days are warm and beautiful. Average temperatures in Nepal drop 6°C for every 1,000 m you gain in altitude.

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Everest Base Camp Trek