14 days Everest base camp trek
14 days Everest base camp trek is the trekking package of Mount Everest Base camp with the cost USD 1360.00 per person for the trekkers who are interested to step on Mount Everest base camp view the stunning views of Himalayas. Due to angle difference you cannot view the Mount Everest from Everest base camp. You have to trek uphill left from Gorekshep to Kalapatthar to see stunning view of Mount Everest. The Everest Base Camp trekking is called as EBC trek in short. This trek contains many beautiful mountains, stupas, monasteries, and rivers. The Tyanboche is very famous for beautiful monastery with praying Lamas around. The wide trail in most of the places to the Everest is surrounded by the snowcapped mountains, including Mt. Everest (8,848m), the highest peak in the world. During the EBC trek, the trekkers explore the breathtaking view of the Mt. Everest. Ama Dablam (6,812m), Lhotse (8,516m), Nuptse (7,879m) and many more snowcapped mountains.
The Everest base camp trek route is wide and flat and no risk of avalanche and land slide. But due to higher elevation trekkers should be careful on high altitude sickness.
During Everest base camp trek we provide you Everest base camp map and it is very important to find out the name of the Mountains and trekking route. There are hundreds of mountains and peaks they look similar and there are many side foot paths from main trekking trail. Sometime it is difficult to find the right path and name of the mountains. If you are going with our guides you do not have problem otherwise you can buy a map in Thamel close from your hotel where you are staying in Nepal that will help you.
Naming of Mount Everest
The Mount Everest is called as ‘Sagarmatha’ in Nepali language. Sagar means the sky and matha means above. Nepali people believe that the peak of the Mt. Everest is above the sky. 'Chomolungma' is the name of Mt. Everest given by the local Sherpa people from Everest region. Chomolungma means the mother goddess of the earth.
Besides the snowcapped Himalayas, the landscape of the Everest region is wonderful. Khumbu ice fall, glaciers, and the rugged terrains are amazing. The Himalayas and the landscapes are so attractive and exciting. From Gorakshep, the last point of lodges, we can tour to Kalapathar for sunrise and sunset view and later to the Everest Base Camp. Walking along the rugged terrains is really adventure in Everest Base Camp.
First climbers on Mount Everest
In 1953, Sir Edmund Hillari and Tenzyng Norgey had made succeseful climbing on top of the Mt. Everest. Since then, it became very popular worldwide and most wanted mountain for trekkers and climbers. Hillari and Tenzyng used the route of the Everest Base Camp.
How can we arrive to Mount Everest base camp
There are main two trekking routes, Jiri (drive from Kathmandu) and Lukla (fly from Kathmandu), to Everest Base Camp. From Lukla, the main trekking point, the trekkers hike upwards to Namche Bazaar known as the Sherpa Capital. Those who prefer long trek, take Jiri route that passes through the Sherpa village, High Suspension Bridge, Zobkyo caravan (family of Yak), Sagarmatha National Park and Namche Bazzar.
The Everest area is inhabited mainly by Sherpa indigenous peoples who are renounced higher mountain climbers. Both Jiri and Lulka routes present you the culture, tradition, and life style of Sherpa indigenous peoples in Nepal.
Types of trekking package to go Everest base camp region
For the Everest Base Camp trekking, we have two different trekking packages: tea house and camping trek. In tea house trek, we provide lodge accomodation and food at the hotel.
In camping trek, we take all the lodging and fooding equipment with us, our team prepares food and we sleep in tent. Therefore, the cost of tea house and camping trek to the Everest Base Camp is different.
Weather of Everest base camp trek
The weather is also very important factor during the trek in higher elevation. October- December and March – May are the best seasons to trek to Everest Base Camp from the weather point of view.
How hard is to go to Everest base camp trek?
Definitely Everest base camp trek is hard trek due to the higher elevation though there are hundreds of beautiful breathtaking scenery. You can make it easy if you follow some rules and regulations before starting your treks towards Everest base camp. Most of the time tourists suffered from high-altitude sickness and tiredness. The high-altitude sickness starts from the height of 3000 meter or 9700 feet and you have to arrive 5364 meter or 17433 feet to get Mount Everest base camp. If tourists walk slowly and steadily with many breaks on the way to trek they can acclimatize easily and the trek will be easy. On the way to trek each 1 to 2 hours there are available of tea houses and tourists could have enough liquids and rest to protect themselves from High altitude sickness and tiredness.Because there are not many up and down hills. The trekking trail goes gradually up and only few places there are stiffs. If possible try to practice walking through up and down steeps, Jogging and swimming are equally helpful.Any exercise that is convenient to you and helps you to be fit is recommended.
How long does it take to get to Everest base camp?
From Kathmandu it takes minimum 5 days to arrive to Everest base camp if you are very fit otherwise it takes 7 days.5 days trip is one way to Everest base camp and coming back it takes 4 more days. For the comfortable walk it takes 7 days to arrive to base camp and 5 more days to come down. If you are older people then you can make longer too. We design the itinerary on the basis of your requirements otherwise you can follow our detail itinerary down.
Accommodations in Everest base camp trek
In Kathmandu we provide 2 star equivalent hotel like international guest house with bed and breakfast. In trekking we provide attached toilet room in low lands. As we arrive to higher elevation it is difficult to get attached toilet room and single room in peak season. In peak season we have to share the room. But we try to provide single room if it is possible.
Foods and drinks in Everest region trek
In trekking we can get all kinds of food and select from menu and can have as you like. We do not recommend to eat any kinds of meat that is carried local porters from low land walking with 2-3 days. In trekking region they are not allowed to kill any animals. We recommend to eat all kind of vegetarian food and eggs. You can have meat as you arrive to Lukla and Kathmandu. You can get all kind of drinks in trekking route. We recommend to drink Mineral water, boiled water or purified water. Purifying tablet is provided by our guide. All kinds of cold drinks and beers are available in tea houses.
Guide and porter
We provide English speaking guide and some guide they can speak extra language like, Chinese, German, French, Spanish, Italian, Russian. Extra language guide is not included in this cost. On request of guest we provide extra language guide with extra cost. Our guides and porters are very helpful, kind and dedicated on their duty. Every day they pass massage to us about the situation of the guest, weather in Trekking.
Safety of the guest and trekking staffs
Safety is the most important factor in trekking for the tourists and trekking staffs. We are highly concern about the safety of the guest as well as our trekking staffs.If there is small mistake with high-altitude sickness, landslides, crossing rivers, heavy rain, heavy snowfall, walking on slippery trail as well as walking along the gorges trail people can lose their lives. If we face these problems in trekking then we stop for while or come to the safe places. As the situation will be clear then only we go ahead. Our guides and porters are very careful about the safety of guests and we take insurance I.D. or policy of all guests and phone number of the closest relative before starting their trek. All our guides and porters are insure by the insurance company.
- Outline Itinerary
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- Trip Facts & Map
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Everest Base camp trekking Itinerary
Day 01: Arrival at the Kathmandu international airport, pick up by our office representative and transfer to the hotel
Day 02: Half day sightseeing in Kathmandu valley and preparation of the trekking
Day 03: Fly to Lukla (2,700m) and trek to Phakding (2,600m)
Day 04: Trek to Namche Bazaar (3,450m)
Day 05: Rest in Namche Bazaar.
Day 06: Trek to Thyangboche (3,880m)
Day 07: Trek to Pheriche (4,250m)
Day 08: Trek to Lobuche (4,930m))
Day 09: Trek to Gorak Shep (5,130m) and Excursion to Everest Base Camp (5,364m)
Day 10: Excursion to Kalapatthar (5,545m) and trek back to Dingboche (4,700m)
Day 11: Trek back to Namche Bazaar
Day 12: Trek back to Lukla
Day 13: Fly back to Kathmandu and farewell dinner
Day 14: Drop off at the airport and departure for selected destination
Note: We can offer you tailor made package, if this package doesn't meet your requirements.
Day 01: Arrival at the Kathmandu international airport. You will be picked up by our office representative and transfered to the hotel
Day 02: A half-day sightseeing in Kathmandu valley beginning with the Pashupatinath Temple where you can observe the cremation, colorful Sadhus ‘hermits’ and hundreds of temples with Shiva Linga (Phalus). Visit the Bouddhanath, the biggest Stupa in the South Asia. In the afternoon, necessary preparation for the trekking
Day 03: A 35-minute flight from Kathmandu to Lukla (2,700m). Take breakfast in the nice restaurant with beautiful views of surrounding mountains. Then a four-hour trek to Phakding (2,600m) starts from Lukla. The trail is almost flat and little up and down. On the way, you will see complex of ‘mani walls’ and ‘chortens’ and brightly painted ‘prayer wheels’. Overnight stay at the hotel in Phakding located at the bank of Dudh Koshi River
Day 04: You will enjoy your breakfast with wonderful surrounding greenery. At 7am, our trekking starts to Namche Bazaar (3,450m). We walk about a two-hour through flat trail and three hrs uphill trail to Namche Bazaar
Day 05: Acclimatization in Namche Bazaar. You should try a short walk through the hills of Namche Bazaar that helps to improve your fitness and adjust with high altitude
Day 06: After breakfast, the trek to Thyangboche also called as Tengboche (3,880m) starts at 7am. The trail goes almost flat for two hours and 40 minutes down. We take lunch at Phunki Thenga where you can watch the wonderful water-powered prayer wheels. Sometimes visitors get to see the Himalayan Thar and Musk Dear. After lunch, we trek up again for two more hours till Thyanboche. At 3pm, visit Thyanboche monastery as the daily ‘Puja’ (prayer) ceremonies in here takes place at 3pm and 6am. Visitors are welcome to attain the Puja. Tengboche monastery is very popular for ‘Mani Rimdu’ festival in the ninth Tibetan month (normally October or November). Sherpa people eat good food, drink, and make merry show, mainly the ‘mask dance’ on this day
Day 07: Visit Tengboche monastery at 6am. Have breakfast with the view of the Mount Everest, and then start the trek through gradually up trail to Pheriche (4,250m). After 45 minutes trek, you will visit the ‘Debuche Gompa’ where there is also a small Buddhist Nunnery. Besides, you can explore beautiful Himalayan animals like yaks, monal pheasants, musk deer. The wonderful view of the Ama Dablam Peak, Island peak, and Lhotse Himal on the way is breathtaking. On the whole, this day’s trek contains about four hrs walk
Day 08: After breakfast, the trek to Lobuche (4,930m) starts at 8am. The first one hour trail goes through almost flat valley. Later the road goes gradually up for three hrs till we arrive to Lobuche. Upon our arrival, we take a short rest and walk around to see the wonderful glaciers
Day 09: After breakfast, starts the gradually uphill trek for about three hrs to Gorak Shep (5,130m) and have lunch. Then, an amazing excursion to Everest Base Camp (5,364m) starts that takes about four hrs round trip. Overnight stay at Gorekshep, the last point of the trek with hotel facility
Day 10: In the early morning, we start walk to Kalapatthar that it will take about one and half hour to reach the top and 45 minutes walk down. Kalapatthar (5,545m) is the best view point to view the Mount Everest, the world’s highest peak. Your life ever moment in Kalapatthar lasts about 20 minutes. We get back to Gorak shep and have Lunch and trek back to Dingboche (4,700m) for overnight stay
Day 11: After breakfast, we trek back to Namche Bazaar that takes about four hrs. The trail goes one hour down and one hour up and 2 hours almost flat until Namche. You can enjoy this evening with local Sherpa beverage to celebrate your tough and successful trek to the Everest Base Camp
Day 12: After breakfast, six hrs trek back to Lukla through one hour step down till Dudh Koshi River and five hrs slightly up and down
Day 13: Fly back to Kathmandu and rest farewell dinner with Nepali cultural program
Day 14: Drop off at the airport and departure for selected destination
Area: Everest Trekking
Activities: Trekking and sightseeing
Starting and ending points: Lukla / Lukla
Maximum altitude: 5,545m
Duration of the trip: 16 Days
Group size: 1 - 12 packs
Best season: October - December and March - May
Trip Cost: cost starts from USD 1360.00 per person
Discounted Cost: Only you pay USD1295.00 per person.USD 65.00 is discounted in each person.
Special discount for big group and students.
- Pick up and drop transport as mentioned in the itinerary
- Accommodation and breakfast in Kathmandu
- Accomodation and three meals a day during the trekking
- Trekking guide and porters
- National parks’ fees, TIMS card and government royalties
- Domestic air ticket and airport tax for tourists and guides as mentioned in the itinerary
- Insurance of our trekking staff members
- Trekking and sightseeing in Kathmandu valley or other parts of Nepal as mentioned in the itinerary
- Sleeping bags
- Down jackets
- Duffle bags
- Oxygen cylinder
- Trekking map
- First Aid Kit
- Nepal Mountain lovers treks T-shirts
- Farewell dinner with cultural program or dinner with Nepali family
- International air ticket, airport tax and Nepal visa fees
- Travel insurance and the cost of medical services of tourists
- All kinds of cloth and personal trekking equipment
- Other personal expenses and tips
- Charted helicopter, plane and other transports in case of emergency
Note: The price will be reduced for a group of trekkers
- Backpack (50 liters) with outside pockets to keep smaller items
- Trekking boots, well broken in and waterproofed. Gaiters to keep snow out of boots
- Woolen sweaters and down jacket, gloves, wind proof outer garments, pants jacket, skirts, T-shirts, shirts, baggy pants and underwear
- Several pairs of woolen and few pairs of nylon socks. A pair of sandals
- Sleeping bag adequate for temperatures encountered
- Hat with wide brim and sun lotion cream
- One liter water bottle and some food for contingencies
- Repair and medical kit
- Head lamp with spare lithium batteries and bulbs
- Handkerchief and toiletries
- Verified phone number of your Embassy, consulate ,trekking agency and private phone number of your director
- Pen, pencils and letterhead to write an emergency message
- Pocket knife with opener and scissors
- Sunglasses with spare eyeglasses or contact lenses if you wear them
- Umbrella and rain coat
Important Information Before Your Trip to Nepal
Payment: Down payment: 15% of total payment is required to confirm the reservation.
Payment of the Balance: Rest amount can be paid in our office after your arrival.
Arrival Point: You will be met at the Kathmandu international airport. Our office representative will be waiting for you holding play card of the Nepal Mountain Lovers Treks and Expedition. In case of your change plan, please let us inform.
Booking Air Ticket: If you don't have regular travel agent, please visit makemytrip.com, www.kayak.com, www.vayama.com. They offer you very good price.
Room System: Normally we have two people in a room. Twin bed or single bed depends on the choice of guests and budget. If tourists want single room, s/he should pay single supplementary.
Trekking Leading Person: Our trekking guide will lead the whole trip with his/her helpers and porters.
Currencies: USD, AUD, EURO are major acceptable currencies in Nepal and visa and credit cards also accepted. There is ATM facility in city area.
Altitude Sickness: Altitude sickness will start from 3000 meter height. Trekkers should immediately inform trekking guide if faced any problems.
Drinking Water: We can get mineral water and boiled water in city area and in some trekking places. We use water purification tablet or liquid in some remote trekking sites.
Laundry Facility: Laundry facility are available in city area but not during the trekking.
Visa: You can get arrival visa at Kathmandu airport that cost 25 USD for 15 days and 40 USD for 30 days. Please bring 2 passport size photos. You can get your visa from the closest Nepali embassy.
Orientation Program: Before starting trekking, trekkers are provided with an orientation by our office representative or trekking guide about the necessary trekking information.
Group Size: There will be maximum 12 persons in one group.
Accommodation: You will stay in a nice tourist standard hotel/resort in city areas. Normal hotels or tents are available during the trekking.
Foods: We provide breakfast, lunch, dinner. Tourists can get continental food both in city and trekking places. Food during the trekking might not meet the standard of your country.
View of Mount Everest: Trekkers to Everest region will of course see the Mount Everest. For trekkers visiting other regions where they cannot view Mount Everest, there are daily mountain flights which approach close to Mount Everest.
Travel Insurance: It is compulsory to have travel insurance.
Personal Expenses: It depends on your spending interest and shopping. There are some expensive handmade carpets, Thanka paintings, jewelries and handicrafts to purchase in Nepal.
Luggage: We take only about 10kg per person in trekking. Your excess baggage will be stored in a hotel.
Tips: Tips are highly accepted and appreciated.
Rules and Regulation
Nepal Mountain Lovers Treks and Expedition accepts your reservation under the following rules and regulations.
1. If the balance payment is not paid before your departure for trekking, the booking will be cancelled without any refund.
2. If there is war or the situation of the country is out of control and the country faces emergency situation before your arrival to Nepal, we inform you not to come Nepal and refund your payment. But in case of any emergency situation or war after your arrival or during the trekking, we will not refund your money. But we will try our best to make your trip successful and pleasant. In such situation, we may need to change the trip plan and itinerary.
3. In case of increase in government royalty and other costs such as the national park fee, you have to pay extra money.
4. If you commit any illegal act or disturbance for the safety and welfare of the group, our leader or guide can ask to leave the group without any right to refund.
5. If you have any complain with regards to trekking and tour please inform our tour leader or company. All kinds of valid complain are welcomed and processed with necessary actions.
6.You are responsible to ensure that all travel documents are with you during the entire trip.