Everest Base Camp Trek 15 Days

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Duration

15 Days

DIFFICULTY

Hard

GROUP SIZE

1-12

MAX. ALTUITUDE

5545m.

Best Season

October - December and March - May

Accomodation

Lodge

Walking per day

6-7 hrs

Overview


Everest Base Camp Trek is the world’s most beautiful trek. The Everest base camp trek leads to the base camp of Mount Everest. The new height of Mount Everest is 8848.48 meters (or 29032 feet). The height of the Everest base camp is 5364 meters, or 17598 feet. The best itinerary for the Everest base camp trek is 15 days. The reasonable cost of an Everest base camp trek is US$ 1400.00 per person for trekkers who are looking for unlimited adventure, peace, and breathtaking Himalayan views. Due to the angle difference, you cannot perfectly view Mount Everest from Everest base camp. Hike uphill to Kalapatthar from Gorekshep for a spectacular view of Mount Everest.In short, Everest Base Camp trekking is known as the EBC trek. This trek carries a good deal of beautiful mountains, stupas, monasteries, and rivers. The Tyanboche is well-known for its beautiful monastery, which is surrounded by praying Lamas. While trekking through the wide trail, you can clearly see the snowcapped mountains leading to Everest, including Mt. Everest (8,848 m), the highest peak in the world. During the EBC trek, the trekkers are challenging their fears in every moment. After completing all the levels of fear, they have no fear left and explore the incredible view of Mt. Everest. Ama Dablam (6,812 m), Lhotse (8,516 m), Nuptse (7,879 m), and many more have snowcapped mountains.
The Everest base camp trek route is wide and flat, with no risk of avalanches or landslides. Trekkers should be cautious of high altitude sickness due to the higher elevation.
During the Everest base camp trek, we provide you with an Everest base camp map, and it is very important to find out the name of the mountains and the trekking route. There are hundreds of mountains and peaks, all of which appear to be very similar and cause confusion. There are many side footpaths off the main trekking trail. It can be difficult to find the right path at times, and you may become lost. If you are going with your guides, you do not have a problem; otherwise, you can buy a map in Thamel, close to your hotel where you are staying in Nepal, that will help you.

Itinerary


  • Arrival at the Kathmandu international airport. You will be picked up by our office representative and transfered to the hotel

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • After breakfast, we trek back to Phortse Thanga that takes about four hrs. The trail goes all the way slightly down. You can enjoy this evening with local Sherpa beverage to celebrate your tough and successful trek to the Everest Base Camp

  • After breakfast, six hrs trek back to Monjo through one hour step down till Dudh Koshi River and four hrs slightly up and down.

  • About 5 hours trek back to Lukla

  • Fly back to Kathmandu and rest farewell dinner with Nepali cultural program

  • Drop off at the airport and departure for selected destination

Map


ALTITUDE CHART


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From: $1,400

The initial price based on 1 adult with the lowest price in low season
No. of People Price per person
2 - 2
  $1,275
3 - 3
  $1,250
4 - 6
  $1,225
7 - 12
  $1,150

Cost Includes


  • Pick up and drop transport as mentioned in the itinerary.
  • Accommodation and three meals per day in the trekking
  • Trekking guide and porters (Cook and sardar in the case of camping trek)
  • National parks’ fees and government royalties
  • Domestic air ticket and airport tax for tourists and guides as mentioned in the itinerary
  • Insurance of our trekking staff members
  • Sightseeing in Kathmandu valley or other parts of Nepal as mentioned in the itinerary

Cost Excludes


    • International air ticket, airport tax and Nepal visa fees
    • All kinds of drink during trekking and travel stay with us
    • Travel insurance and 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

     

    Accommodations during the trek to Everest Base Camp

    In Kathmandu, we provide a 3-star equivalent hotel, like an international guest house with bed and breakfast. In the lowlands, we provide an attached toilet room for trekking. As we arrive at a higher elevation, it is difficult to get an attached toilet room.

Food Menu


Breakfast

1. Muesli/Cornflacks served with milk
2. Oat porridge
3. Boiled / Fried eggs
4. Vegetable/Cheese/ Cheese Tomato omellette
5. Jam/Honey/Butter toast
6. Plain/Cheese/French toast
7. Tibetan bread with Jam/butter/honey
8. Pan cake with jam/honey

Tea/Coffe

1. Milk/Black/Zinger/Lemon Tea

Lunch /Dinner

1. Vegetable/Chicken noodle soup
2. Tomatto/Mushroom soup
3. Garlic soup
4. Hot/sour soup

Steak/Sizzler

1. Buff/chicken steak
2. Buff /Vegetable momo

Pizza/ Spaghetti

1. Pizza Margarita
2. Pizza Himalayan
3. Spaghetti alla Bolognaise
4. Spaghetti Carbonara

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Frequently Asked Questions


Yes, it is worth it to trek the Everest base camp trek. Everest Base Camp is the most important for trekkers and climbers. For trekkers, it is the last destination of the Everest Base Camp Trek and the starting point for climbers who want to climb Mount Everest. During the Everest Base Camp Trek, trekkers could view spectacular views of snow-covered mountains. The landscape is wonderful with flora and fauna.

Temperatures range from 22 degrees in the summer to -5 degrees in the winter day time. But at night, it ranges from -4 in summer to -15 in winter.

Of course, Everest base camp trek is harder than Kilimanjaro. on the Everest base camp trek, every day you will ascend and sleep at higher elevation. But the Kilimanjaro trail is more smother in many parts of trek and sleep on low elevation.

The tour package covers all your meals, guide, porter, accommodations and all government royalties. So, you need US$ 20 for hot shower, wi-fi, battery charge, and drink per day.

High altitude sickness is the main danger factor in Everest base camp trek. The trekking trail is flat and there is a rare chance of landslide and avalanches. To reduce the danger of high-altitude, you can walk slowly and acclimatize some of the camping recommended in our itinerary. We have sent many children to Everest base camp and completed easily.

Yes, it is.

Yes, there is.

Yes, you can. But we do not recommend that you trek alone to Everest base camp. Incase if you got any health problem or get lost on foot path nobody has time to help you. All trekkers are busy to reach their destination. Better go through any trekking agency of Nepal.

There are two Everest base camps. The most important and visited by many trekkers is on the south side, and it lies in Nepal. Another base camp lies north of Mount Everest in Tibet China. Both base camps are used to ascend and descend Mount Everest

Yes, with proper preparation and experience guide, kids can go to Everest base camp. We had sent many times.

3-5 trekkers die each year during Everest base camp trek due to their carelessness.

There are no hotels in Everest base camp. So technically, you cannot stay. But if you have an experience guide and your own tent, including dry foods, you can stay the night and come back the next day.

Yes,They can.They just need one- or two-months practice like jugging, hiking, swimming and cycling before starting their trek.

For the standard cost,it will be about US$ 1700.There are some luxury hotels too along the trekking route. So, if you want to stay in Luxury hotels, the cost will be US$ 5600 per person. If you are two and want to share rooms, the cost will be US$ 3700 per person. All of the prices listed above are for a full -board system.

Gear List


  • 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
  • Camera

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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.

Detail Info


Naming of Mount Everest

In the Nepali language, Mount Everest is called “Sagarmatha.” Sagar means the sky, and Matha means above. Nepali people believe that the peak of Mt. Everest is above the sky. “Chomolungma” is the name of Mt. Everest given by the local Sherpa people from the Everest region. Chomolungma means the mother goddess of the earth.

First climbers on Mount Everest

In 1953, Sir Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgey made successful climbs on top of Mt. Everest. Since then, it has become very popular worldwide and is the most wanted mountain for trekkers and climbers. Hillari and Tenzing used the route to Everest Base Camp.

How can we arrive at Mount Everest base camp

There are two main 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 a long trek can take the Jiri route, which passes through the Sherpa village, the High Suspension Bridge, the Zobkyo Caravan (a family of Yak), Sagarmatha National Park, and Namche Bazzar.

Inhabitants

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 packages 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.

How hard is it to go to Everest base camp?

Definitely, the Everest base camp trek is a hard trek due to the higher elevation, though there are hundreds of breathtaking views. You can make it easy if you follow some rules and regulations before starting your trek towards Everest base camp. Most of the time, tourists suffer from high-altitude sickness and fatigue. High-altitude sickness begins at 3000 meters (9700 feet) and continues until you reach the Mount Everest base camp at 5364 meters (17433 feet). If tourists walk slowly and steadily with many breaks on the way to the trek, they can acclimatize easily, and the trek will be easy. On the way to the trek, every 1 to 2 hours, there are tea houses where tourists can have enough liquids and rest to protect themselves from high altitude sickness and fatigue. because there are not many up-and-down hills. The trekking trail ascends gradually, with only a few steep sections. If possible, try to practice walking through steep terrain. Jogging and swimming are equally helpful. Any exercise that is convenient for you and helps you be fit is recommended.

How long does it take to reach the base camp of Mount Everest?

From Kathmandu, it takes a minimum of 5 days to arrive at Everest base camp if you are very fit; otherwise, it takes 7 days. The 5-day trip is one way to Everest base camp, and coming back takes 4 more days. For a comfortable walk, it takes 7 days to arrive at base camp and 5 more days to come down. If you walk slowly and are more comfortable, then you can make it longer too. We design the itinerary on the basis of your requirements; otherwise, you can follow our detailed itinerary.

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