Everest Base Camp Trekking - 15 Days

Everest Base Camp
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Everest Base Camp Trekking - 15 Days
Everest Base Camp Trekking - 15 Days
Everest Base Camp Trekking - 15 Days
At a Glance
Duration15 Days
Trip GradeModerate
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CountryNepal
Maximum Altitude5550m/18208.66ft
Group Size1 to 10 Pax in a group
StartsKathmandu
EndsKathmandu
Travel StylePrivate tour
Best TimeSep to Nov and March to May

The Everest Base Camp Trek is one of the most popular trekking destinations in Nepal, situated in the Everest trekking region. This trek offers a unique opportunity to witness the majestic peaks of the world, diverse flora and fauna, rich Sherpa culture, and breathtaking scenery. We cordially invite you to join us at the Himalayan Trekking Path for an unforgettable experience that will last a lifetime.

Highlights:

  • Experience the breathtaking scenic round-trip flights between Kathmandu and Lukla.
  • Immerse yourself in the lush green valley in the initial part of the journey, which takes you to the valley of the majestic Himalayan mountains.
  • Discover the vibrant Sherpa's capital, Namche Bazaar, and delve into the local culture.
  • Indulge in the picturesque beauty of Monserty and be captivated by the awe-inspiring mountain views.
  • The journey passes through the largest glacier on Earth.
  • Embark on a memorable trip to Everest Base Camp from Gorakshep and witness its grandeur.
  • Begin your special day with a morning hike to Kalapater and witness the finest sunrise views over Everest and other peaks.
  • Immerse yourself in the local culture by staying at local teahouses and experiencing the authentic way of life.
  • Explore the vast flora and fauna of the region and be amazed by its diversity.
  • Marvel at the breathtaking towering peaks, including Mt. Everest, Amadablam, Thamserku, Lhotse, Nuptse, Everest, Pumari, Taboche, and many more.

Mt. Everest, towering at an impressive height of 8848.6 meters (29031.70 feet), proudly claims the title of being the highest peak on Earth. Situated on the border of Nepal and Tibet, this majestic mountain boasts two base camps, each on opposite sides. The north base camp resides in Tibet, while the south base camp finds its home in Nepal. Both of these base camps provide an awe-inspiring experience for climbers seeking to conquer this formidable summit. However, it is the south Everest Base Camp, nestled within the breathtaking Sagarmatha National Park in the Solukhumbu district of Nepal, that truly captivates backpackers, hikers, trekkers, and climbers alike.

The National Park has been recognized as a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1976. It covers a vast area of 1,148 square kilometers and is home to numerous rivers, sherpa communities, Yak and Yeti, astonishing peaks, and a diverse range of indigenous flora and fauna. The Everest Base Camp Trekking is widely known as one of the most thrilling and sought-after trails in the world after the first ascent on May 29, 1953, by Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay. It provides an ideal mix of challenge and reward, making it a highly popular option among hikers and climbers globally.

The South Base Camp (5364m) of Mount Everest on the Nepal side presents a range of trails and choices, catering to different budgets and preferences. It is believed that a trip to Nepal remains unfinished without embarking on the Everest Base Camp trek. Allow us to accompany you on this extraordinary expedition to Everest Base Camp through Himalayan Trekking Path, a reliable travel company. Rest assured, we are committed to exceeding your expectations and ensuring an unforgettable experience.

The Everest Base Camp Trekking offers an Opportunity to witness vast flora and fauna

The allure of reaching Everest Base Camp and witnessing the snow-capped peaks in all their glory is a dream for every trekking enthusiast and backpacker. In the heart of the mighty Himalayas, you will find Mt. Everest, also known as Sagarmatha in Nepali, along with other renowned summits such as Mt. Lhotse, Mt. Pumori, and Mt. Nuptse. The opportunity to witness the mesmerizing 360-degree views of these majestic mountains attracts thousands of visitors, trekkers, and mountaineers to the Khumbu region throughout the year. Sagarmatha National Park boasts not only the world's highest peaks but also a wide variety of plant and animal life. The park is teeming with diverse flora and fauna, with over 118 bird species, 26 butterfly species, and numerous rare mammals. Among the avian residents are the Himalayan monal, pheasant, red-billed jackdaw, and yellow-capped jackdaw. As for mammals, the park is home to musk deer, snow leopards, Himalayan black bears, and red pandas, along with an array of plant species. With over 1,000 documented plant species, including fir, Himalayan birch, rhododendron, juniper, moss, and lichen, Sagarmatha National Park offers a haven for nature enthusiasts and researchers alike, making it an ideal destination for flora and fauna photographers.

What are the activities you can experience during the journey to Everest Base Camp?

Our 15-day journey to Everest Base Camp starts with a breathtaking 35-minute flight to Lukla. However, if you are traveling during the peak months of October, November, March, and April, you must take an early morning 5- to 6-hour drive to Ramechhap and then a 15-minute flight to Lukla. During the trek, we will follow the descending path along the Dudh Koshi River, passing through the charming village of Phakding before reaching Namche Bazaar, also known as the "Gateway to Mt. Everest." There are multiple routes to reach Everest Base Camp (5,364 m), including the Gokyo Ri Trek, Everest Base Camp Trek, and Three Pass Trek. Each of these routes offers its unique challenges and holds great significance. In our Everest Camp Trekking itinerary, we will trek to the village of Tengboche (3,870m) after Namche Bazaar, where we will be treated to a magnificent view of Mt. Everest (8,848m), Mt. Ama Dablam (6,812m), and more.

Afterward, we will make our way to Dingboche, where we will spend a day resting and acclimatizing. During that time, we will have the opportunity to admire the breathtaking views of the mountains. Following this, we will continue our trek to Lobuche and then to Gorak Shep (5,170m) the next day. From there, we will trek towards the Everest Base Camp (5364m), which offers captivating vistas of Nuptse, Khumbuste, and Pumori, among other snow-covered peaks. Finally, the following day at dawn, we will reach Kalapather (5545m), a world-renowned viewpoint that presents awe-inspiring panoramas adorned with the majestic summits of Mt. Everest, Pumori, Lingtren, Khumbetse, Nuptse, Lhotse, Ama Dablam, Thamserku, and many other magnificent peaks. After this, we will trek back to Pheriche, then Namche Bazaar, and conclude our adventure in Lukla.

Apart from the enchanting landscapes, we have the opportunity to engage with the indigenous Sherpa communities and immerse ourselves in their way of life, including their customs, traditions, and warm hospitality throughout the entire journey. The presence of Buddhism-inspired prayer flags, Chortens, Mani walls, and Gompas adds a profound sense of spirituality as you delve deeper into this captivating land of Sherpa, Yeti (snowman), diverse flora, and fauna.

The Everest Base Camp Trek is a moderately strenuous and challenging hike that begins at 2610 meters and takes you up to 5545 meters. Before embarking on this trail, it is recommended to have some experience in cardio training, such as morning walks and related exercise. This trek requires a reasonable level of physical fitness and mental preparedness. It is important to note that the trail frequently experiences adverse weather conditions, even during the peak season. Therefore, it is advisable to allocate extra leisure time and consider obtaining appropriate insurance before embarking on this route.

Feel free to reach out to us for the Everest base camp trek and relish your trip with knowledgeable local guides at an affordable price.

Everest Base Camp Trekking Cost:

The cost of the Everest Base Camp Trek can vary from USD 1200 to 2500 P/P, depending on factors such as duration, group size, and level of service included in the package. At Himalayan Trekking Path, we offer various packages and pricing options that can fit your budget and preferences. Our company carefully designed the package and its cost, making sure that the price of the Everest Base Trek is reasonable. For USD 1200, you can enjoy a budget-friendly tour, while for USD 2500, you will have the opportunity to experience a one-way helicopter ride. We kindly request that you inform us about your travel plans to this enchanting country, and we assure you that our level of service and its cost will never disappoint you.

Why is the Everest Base Camp Trek part of the Himalayan Trekking Path?

The Himalayan Trekking Path service boasts excellence in teamwork, facility provision, arrangement, and management, making us the best choice for your thrilling adventure tour to Everest Base Camp. We would like to provide you with comprehensive details that will clearly explain why touring Everest Base Camp with us is the ultimate experience.

  • We are committed to providing prompt responses to all your queries.
  • Embark on a journey to Everest Base Camp, accompanied by a professional guide and porter.
  • Our comprehensive package covers everything from airport pick-up to departure.
  • We offer very reasonable services at a reasonable cost.
  • Our booking system is trustworthy and even allows for last-minute bookings.
  • You can book your Everest Base Camp Trek without a deposit.
  • We provide an easy payment system that allows you to choose your preferred method, whether it's cash, wire transfer, or card.
  • Enjoy a customized trip that is flexible and offers a private tour experience.
  • For those looking to join a group, we also have a group-joining platform available.
  • We are here to assist you with gear arrangement, and we even provide trekking poles, a map, a company t-shirt, and a duffel bag for free use.
Itinerary

Please ensure that you thoroughly review the detailed itinerary for the comprehensive Everest Base Camp Trek before finalizing your booking.

Tour PlanExpand All

A cordial Namaste! Welcome to Nepal. We look forward to meeting you at the Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu, just outside the terminal. You will easily spot us by looking for your name card and the Himalayan Trekking Path airport pick-up board. After a warm welcome, we will take you to the hotel according to your package arrangements. If you have any free time, you are welcome to visit our office and finalize the details of your trip. During your leisure time, feel free to explore the charming city of Thamel and enjoy a delightful dinner at one of the finest restaurants. You will be accommodated overnight at Hotel Dream City or a hotel of your choice that falls under the same category.

Max. Altitude: 1350m/4429.134ftMeal: Welcome DinnerAccommodation: Hotel

You have the opportunity to savor a delightful breakfast at the dining area between the hours of 6:00 a.m. and 10:00 a.m. before embarking on a fulfilling day in Kathmandu. The esteemed Himalayan Trekking Path Company is at your service to help you uncover the hidden gems of this country, providing you with a complimentary half-day tour accompanied by a knowledgeable local guide. Following the tour, you can utilize your leisure time to organize your belongings, and the remaining time is yours to relish as you please.

Max. Altitude: 1350m/4429.13ftMeal: BreakfastAccommodation: Hotel

On the third day, commence your enchanting and renowned journey of the Everest Base Camp Trek. During the peak tourist months of October, November, March, and April, there is no direct flight available between Kathmandu and Lukla. Consequently, you will need to travel overland to Ramechhap, which entails a 5-hour drive, before embarking on a 15-minute flight to Lukla and vice versa. However, if you opt for the Ramechhap route, you will need to depart from Kathmandu at midnight, with a travel duration of 5 hours covering a distance of 145km each way. Outside of the peak months, you have the option to fly directly between Kathmandu and Lukla, with a flight duration of 30 minutes per route.

The scenic flight provides a unique opportunity to witness the majestic Himalayan ranges, lush green valleys, and stunning landscapes. Lukla serves as the gateway to this region and is a delightful Sherpa town. Upon arrival at Lukla Airport, you will embark on a short and effortless journey to Phakding. The distance is only 8 km, and it takes 4 hours to reach there. Throughout the journey, you will be surrounded by breathtaking scenery, including the Dhudkosi River, Sherpa villages, and snow-capped mountains in the background. You will stay at the riverside lodge in Pokhading.

Max. Altitude: 2610m/8562.992 ftMeal: Breakfast, Lunch and DinnerAccommodation: Tea house/lodge

After having a warm breakfast and packing our belongings, we will continue our journey along the western bank of the Dudh Koshi River towards Benkar (2,700m) via the charming Tok-Tok village. This village is famous for its hot springs enclosed in a shed and a picturesque waterfall. Then, we will cross over to the eastern bank of the Dudh Koshi River and pass through the beautiful woodland of rhododendrons and blue pine, reaching Chumoa and Monjo, located on the outskirts of Sagarmatha National Park. At this point, we must present our permit or obtain one if we don't have it. Our next destination is Monjo village (2,800m), where we will follow a steep trail that descends abruptly across Monjo Khola. Continuing our journey, we will reach Jhorsalle (2,804m) after crossing the Dudh Koshi River once again. Finally, we will arrive at the confluence of the Dudh Koshi and Bhote Koshi Rivers. To proceed further, we will make a challenging ascent to a suspension bridge that spans the Dudh Koshi River. After a short but steady climb through the forest, we will reach Namche Bazaar (3,340m), which offers breathtaking mountain views. The distance from Phakding to Namche is 12 km. We will spend the night at a lodge in this enchanting Sherpa capital.

Max. Altitude: (3440m/11286.09 ft)Meal: Breakfast, Lunch and DinnerAccommodation: Tea House/ Lodge

After enjoying a delicious breakfast in the Himalayas, we will embark on a hike to the Everest View Hotel and Syangboche, which is home to the highest airport. Along the way, we will have the opportunity to explore Namche Bazaar, a renowned Sherpa "capital" and the administrative center of the Khumbu region. Namche Bazaar is not only known for its vibrant market, which takes place every Saturday morning, but also for housing an army camp and serving as the headquarters of Sagarmatha National Park. It is worth noting that the market operates until mid-day, allowing ample time for shopping and browsing.

In addition to its bustling market, Namche offers various amenities, such as internet cafes, an ATM, a bank, a German bakery, medical facilities, Tibetan souvenir shops, and numerous other stores. This vibrant town is an ideal place for acclimatization, as it provides access to several trails leading to surrounding villages and vantage points that offer breathtaking views of towering peaks like Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse, Ama Dablam, and Taweche on clear days. Moreover, a tour of the village will allow you to immerse yourself in the rich customs and traditions of the Sherpa community.

After a day of exploration, we will return to our cozy hotel for a comfortable stay.

Max. Altitude: 3,880 meters (12,730 ft)Meal: Breakfast, Lunch and DinnerAccommodation: Tea house/Lodge

Today, we will embark on a journey along the trail that begins in the Khumjung region and gradually takes us to the main route leading to Everest Base Camp at Shanasa. As we continue, the trail will lead us to Trashinga and then Phunke Tenga (3,250m), where we will cross the Dudh Koshi River with a suspension bridge. At Phunke Thenga, there is an army checkpoint that will inspect our trekking permits. Moving forward, we will face a challenging ascent through a dense forest of Juniper, Fir, Pine, and Rhododendron, eventually reaching Tengboche (3,870m). This village offers breathtaking views of majestic peaks such as Everest, Ama Dablam, and Kantega. Additionally, Tengboche is home to the impressive Tengboche Monastery, also known as Dawa Choling Gompa, which is the largest of its kind in the Khumbu region. The journey covered from Namche Bazar to Tengboche is approximately 10km, which typically takes around 5 to 6 hours to complete. Moreover, Tengboche serves as an excellent vantage point to witness the awe-inspiring sunset over Mt. Everest and Mt. Ama Dablam. Stay at a local lodge

Max. Altitude: 3820m/12532.81ft.Meal: Breakfast, Lunch and DinnerAccommodation: Tea House/ Lodge

This morning, we will embark on our journey through the enchanting woodland at Debouche, which is predominantly filled with rhododendrons, birch, fir, and juniper. As we continue our expedition, we will steadily ascend on the trail that crosses over the rushing Imja Khola and leads us to Pangboche (3,985m). Within this picturesque village, you will have the opportunity to explore the captivating Pangboche Monastery and witness the majestic Mt. Ama Dablam in all its glory. Afterwards, the trail will once again traverse the Imja Khola, ascending past the alpine hillside, until we reach Dingboche (4,360m). The distance covered from Tengboche to Dingboche is approximately 12 km, which typically takes around 6 to 7 hours to complete.

Max. Altitude: 4410m/14468.5 ftMeal: Breakfast, Lunch and DinnerAccommodation: Tea House/Lodge

Our carefully planned itinerary ensures that you have ample time to acclimatize during the Everest base camp trek. On the eighth day of our journey, we have allocated a second rest day in Dingboche. After enjoying a special breakfast, we will explore the village and embark on a hike to Nangkartshang Hill (5090m). From there, you will be treated to breathtaking views of Ama Dablam, Lhotse, Island Peak, Makalu, and the valley below. As we continue to ascend, it is crucial to adapt to the altitude to avoid acute mountain sickness (AMS). If you prefer to stay active, you can also hike in the stunning Chhukung Valley, which takes approximately 4–5 hours. However, we strongly recommend allowing your body enough time to acclimatize so that it can properly prepare for the challenging journey ahead.

Max. Altitude: 5090m/16699.48ft.Meal: Breakfast, Lunch and DinnerAccommodation: Tea house/Lodge

Today, we embark on a journey accompanied by the awe-inspiring presence of the Tawache and Cholatse peaks. Our path leads us to ascend a ridge, traversing beyond the lush pasturelands and crossing a sturdy wooden bridge that takes us to Dughla (4,620m). As we continue, the trail steeply ascends to the crest of a glacial moraine, revealing a poignant memorial dedicated to the brave climbers and Sherpas who lost their lives during numerous Everest expeditions. From this vantage point, we are treated to a breathtaking panorama encompassing the majestic peaks of Lingtren (6,697m), Pumori (7,145m), Lingtren (6,697m), and Mahalangur Himal. However, the elusive sight of Everest remains hidden behind the towering walls of Lhotse and Nuptse. After a brief but invigorating hike, we will finally arrive at Lobuche (4,960m), having covered a distance of 12 kilometers for 6-7 hours, traversing the magnificent terrains of the Himalayas.

Max. Altitude: 4910m/16108.92 ftMeal: Breakfast, Lunch and DinnerAccommodation: Tea house/Lodge

Starting from Lobuche, our journey will commence along a rocky trail that traverses the Khumbu Glacier until we reach Gorak Shep (5,170m). From there, we will ascend to the renowned Everest Base Camp (EBC) (5364m). This extraordinary location can only be reached through trekking, without the need for mountaineering equipment. As you arrive, you will witness the vibrant camps set up by mountaineers during their Everest expeditions. While the climbers may not extend a warm welcome, it is crucial to respect their privacy and focus on fulfilling your own Everest dream, which entails sightseeing and capturing memorable photographs. It is important to note that you may not witness the complete grandeur of Mount Everest from its base to its summit due to its proximity to the mountain itself. However, you will have the opportunity to marvel at the awe-inspiring Khumbu Icefall and catch breathtaking glimpses of snow-capped peaks such as Pumori, Mahalangur, Lingtern, Khumbutse, Nuptse, and many others. Finally, we will return to Gorak Shep (5,170m) to conclude our expedition. The distance covered is 15 km, and it takes 8 hours to complete the journey on foot.

Max. Altitude: 5140m/16863.52 ftMeal: Breakfast, Lunch and DinnerAccommodation: Tea house/Lodge

Today, in the early morning hours, we will embark on our journey to Kalapatthar. Situated at an impressive elevation of 5,545m, Kalapatthar stands as the highest point of our trek and is renowned for its breathtaking views in the Khumbu region. Surpassing even the Everest Base Camp in terms of altitude, this vantage point offers a remarkable opportunity to witness the world's tallest peak up close, transforming your Everest aspirations into a tangible reality. Moreover, Kalapatthar treats its visitors to a captivating spectacle of the sunrise illuminating the majestic Mt. Everest, known as Chomolungma in Tibetan or Sagarmatha in Nepali, symbolizing the Mother Goddess of the Universe. Additionally, this remarkable location provides an unrivaled panoramic vista, encompassing the snow-capped summits of Everest, Ama Dablam, Lhotse, Nuptse, Pumori, Lingtren, Khumbutse, Changtse, and many other awe-inspiring peaks. Alternatively, just beyond the Lho La pass, we can marvel at the colossal face of Changtse (7,750m). As there are no lodging facilities available here, we will retrace our steps and trek back to Pheriche (4,288m). The distance covered from Gorakshep to Kalapatthar and back to Pheriche spans 15 km, requiring approximately 8 hours to complete.

Max. Altitude: 5550m/18208.66ftMeal: Breakfast, Lunch and DinnerAccommodation: Tea House/Lodge

At the crack of dawn, we embark on our journey, tracing the path that leads us back to Pangboche through the lush green forests. As we continue along the trail, we will likely encounter a variety of magnificent Himalayan wildlife, including Himalayan tahr, pheasants, musk deer, and more. The trail then descends alongside the Dudh Koshi River until we reach Phunki Tenga, where it begins to ascend towards the Khumjung region, passing by the charming Sanasa Village. Finally, the trail guides us to Namche Bazaar (3,340m), covering a distance of 14 km and taking approximately 7 hours to complete.

Max. Altitude: 3440m/11286.09ftMeal: Breakfast, Lunch and DinnerAccommodation: Tea house/lodge

The path descends downhill after the suspension bridges, leading to the village of Monjo. Continuing through the villages of Chumoa and Mondzo, the trail takes you through a beautiful landscape of rhododendron and fir woodland. With the stunning backdrop of snow-capped mountains and lush greenery, the trail crosses suspension bridges and passes by several Sherpa settlements. There are no obstacles along the way, and eventually, the trail reaches the village of Phakding (2,610m). From there, it continues until it reaches its final destination, Lukla (2,840m). The total distance of the journey is 15 km, which takes approximately 7 hours to complete.

Max. Altitude: 2840m/9317.585ftMeal: Breakfast, Lunch and DinnerAccommodation: Tea House/Lodge

Today, you will embark on a journey from Lukla to Kathmandu through a picturesque flight that lasts approximately 30 minutes. During this flight, you will be treated to breathtaking views of the majestic Himalayan Range, adorned with snow-capped peaks.

Max. Altitude: 1350m/4429.134ftMeal: BreakfastAccommodation: Hotel

Today marks the conclusion of your thrilling expedition to Everest, Nepal. After bidding farewell, our dedicated representative will accompany you to Kathmandu Airport, ensuring you arrive three hours before your scheduled departure. We extend our best wishes for a safe and pleasant journey back home! Alternatively, if you are eager for your next adventure, we warmly invite you to join us.

Meal: Breakfast
Cost Details
Included
  • Our services include transportation to and from the airport in a private vehicle, following the Everest base camp itinerary and package.
  • You will have two nights of accommodation in Kathmandu before starting the Everest Base Camp trek, as well as one night after the trek. The accommodation in the city includes breakfast.
  • Included in the cost is a half-day tour in Kathmandu, which comprises a knowledgeable guide, a private vehicle, and the entrance fees.
  • If you are flying to Lukla from Ramechhap, we will arrange a shared Jeep or minibus for your transportation between Kathmandu and Ramechhap.
  • The cost of a round-trip airfare between Kathmandu and Lukla.
  • During the trek, you will stay in mountain lodges as per the itinerary.
  • All your meals during the trek, including breakfast, lunch, and dinner, will be provided.
  • A professional local guide who is licensed by the government, well-trained, and fluent in English will accompany you.
  • We will provide porter service, with 2 trekkers assigned to 1 porter. The maximum weight for a porter is 20kg.
  • All expenses for our staff, including their food, insurance, accommodation, equipment, and a fair salary, are covered.
  • A daily provision of fresh seasonal fruit, along with 3 cups of tea or coffee, accompanied by cookies, nuts, and a chocolate bar.
  • Trekking poles, a company-branded T-shirt, a duffel bag, and a map.
  • All necessary permits, including the TIMS (Trekkers' Information Management System), National Park Permit, and Pasang Lhamu rural municipality entry fees.
  • A government tax of 13% and company service fees.
  • Experience and appreciation certificate
  • A well-equipped first-aid box.
  • Rescue service is available solely for emergencies.
Excluded
  • The visa fees for Nepal are USD 30 for 15 days, USD 50 for 30 days, and USD 125 for 90 days per person.
  • International airfare is not included in the travel package and needs to be arranged separately.
  • Visitors are advised to have travel and medical insurance for their safety.
  • In cases of unexpected bad weather conditions, extra days may be required and should be planned accordingly.
  • Some amenities, such as hot showers, drinking water, WIFI, laundry, and batteries, may come at an additional cost.
  • Personal expenses, extra drinks, and lost items are not included in the travel package.
  • It is customary to give tips to your driver, porter, and guide.
  • All kinds of trekking gear