Everest Base Camp Trek in the Himalayas (15 Days)

The certified guides from Sherpa Expedition and Trekking lead you on this 15-day trek in the Himalayas up to the base camp of the iconic Mt. Everest, the most famous mountain on earth and one of the great trekking challenges one can undertake.

 
 

Details

 

Trip Duration

15 days

Mountain Range

Himalaya

People per Guide

8 people

Trip Level

Sustained

Offer Period

Mar, Apr, May, Sep, Oct, Nov

Type of Trip

Group

Highlights

 
  • Trek to the base of the world’s highest peak Mt. Everest at 5,364m!

  • Explore Sherpa traditional villages enriched with Buddhist culture and customs

  • Visiting old heritage and interesting monasteries with spectacular backdrops

  • Experiencing panoramic views of high mountains whilst sleeping warm lodges!

 

Trekking to Mt. Everest base camp, located at 5,550 metres above sea level, is one of the most popular and thrilling challenges one can tackle, with thousands of people trying it each year, and I will guide you as we spend 15 days traipsing and travailing around the majestic and glorious Himalayas, taking in and admiring the grand scenery whilst also mentally and physically challenging ourselves.

Mt. Everest is nestled within the Himalayan mountain range, on the border of China and Nepal, and is internationally renowned and recognized due to it being the highest mountain in the world, at 8,848 metres above sea level.

Our trip begins in the city of Kathmandu, where we have the chance to meet everyone in the group and run through all relevant safety and general information.

After a couple of days in the city and the surrounding valley, we then fly to Lukla, where the trekking begins in earnest.

Over the subsequent week we will incrementally be reaching higher and higher altitudes, with in-built relaxing acclimatization days helping us stave off the effects of altitude.

Some of the highlights along the way include Namche Bazaar (3,440m), Tengboche (3,870m), and Lobuche (4,900m), with the raw natural scenery and stunning views out over the mountains truly taking the breath away.

Day 10 is when we reach Everest base camp, before an early pre-dawn start the next morning in order to see the sensational sunrise from the highest point we reach on the trip, the incredible Kala Patthar (5,550m).

This is the undoubted highlight of the trip for many, with the sweeping panoramic views of Mt. Everest remaining utterly gorgeous and amazing.

The final 4 days of the trip are spent re-tracing our steps all the way back to Kathmandu, and we finish having made memories to last a lifetime.

This trip is a true bucket-list item, so book now to experience the thrill of reaching Mt. Everest base camp!

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Price per person

 
Group of 1
1199 USD

Group of 2
1150 USD

Group of 3
1090 USD

Group of 4
1050 USD

Group of 5
1020 USD

Group of 6
1000 USD

Group of 7
980 USD

Group of 8
960 USD

 

Price includes

 
  • Guiding fee
  • Accommodation
  • Local flights during the trips
  • Transportation from your hotel/airport (if in area) to the start of the trip and back
  • Transport during the trip
  • Permit and entrance fees
  • Group porters (transport of tents, cooking equipment, etc. for the group)
  • Personal porters
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Group equipment: Trekking poles
  • Camping equipment: Sleeping bag
 Cost does not include: Meals whilst you are in Kathmandu Lunch and Dinner, Nepal entry visa fee (you may easily issue the visa on arrival at Tribhuwan International Airport – Kathmandu). $25 USD for 15 days Visa, Your Travel and Medical Insurance, International Airfare, Your Personal Expenses, All the alcoholic and nonalcoholic cold and hot drinks on trek ( i.e. those you choose to purchase along the way and during evenings in the Tea Houses), All desserts sweet things like chocolate, cake, pie, pudding, Hot shower and battery charging on the tea houses, Tips for the guide, porter, and driver (Tipping is expected), Kathmandu sightseeing monument entrance fees($30 USD per person), Excess baggage more than 15kg for Lukla flight.
 

Itinerary

 
  • Day 1Kathmandu

    Welcome to Kathmandu! A city full of vibrant markets, bustling streets, and discover colorful temples and grand pagodas. Our representative guide will receive you from an international airport and transfer to your hotel. Rest of the day you’ll explore this amazing city. In the evening, our tour guide will give you a brief orientation about the trek. You can do the shopping and buy your necessary trekking gears near the city. Finally, you’ll meet with the group for a welcome dinner at a local restaurant.

  • Day 2Kathmandu Valley

    Today, at 8.30 am your sightseeing trip will star we have to program for sightseeing middle and cultural pilgrim’s valley. So that’s before a healthy breakfast. You will have a private car and an expert city guide at your service. Today we will visit some heritage sites.

  • Day 3Flight to Lukla

    Early morning you will be picked up at the hotel by our guide and escort you to the domestic terminal of Kathmandu airport. Then you take the flight from Kathmandu to Lukla. During the 35 minutes, you enjoy marvelous views of Himalayas. After landing at Tenzing-Hilary airport you meet your porter. He will carry your luggage. Then you start your trekking. Today you trek of three hours. It’s easy and gentle. The trail starts passing a Kani (ceremonial gatehouse). It steeply descends then runs above Kyangma village, which has a large gompa (monastery) and school. After that, you enter Cheplung village. The path descends through community forest with the sight of Dudh Koshi River. After crossing the suspension bridge you have to climb around the ridge to Ghat. Leaving Ghat the trail passes a school and complex of mani walls, Chortens and prayer wheels. Then the trail climbs to the small village. After a short walk from a small village, you reach Phakding. Overnight at a mountain lodge. Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner Include.

  • Day 4Phakding to Namche Bazaar

    After breakfast a refreshing morning, the walk continues crossing suspension bridges over Dudh Kosi river passing several most interesting villages of Tok-Tok, Bhenkar, and Monjo arriving at Sagarmatha National Park entrance gate, from here you need to buy a permit. Following the river bed for few hours and after the last Hillary suspension bridge a steep uphill to Namche Bazaar, at Namche with facilities of a good restaurant, cyber café, pubs, post office, ATM and banks. Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner included.

  • Day 5Acclimatization Day

    This is the perfect place set for “acclimatization”. Health Specialists advocate us to stay active and moving during the rest day too instead of being idle. We either spend the day taking a short hike to Everest view resort or Thame or visiting Khunde or relaxing and exploring Namche Bazaar itself. Namche Bazaar is the main center of the Everest (Khumbu) region and has government offices, ATMs, Internet cafes, shops, restaurants, a bakery, and a colorful market each Friday evening and Saturday. If we tend to trek a few hundred vertical feet during the day, it will help us to properly acclimatize. Our guides take us to the Tourist Visitor Center near the headquarter of the Sagarmatha National Park where we can observe an assortment of things related to the first Everest ascenders, Sherpa culture and find out about the varied plant and animal life of the Everest region. Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner included.

  • Day 6Tengboche

    The trek continues along the flowing glacial waters of the Dudh Kosi with magnificent views of the mountains (Mt. Everest, Lhoste, Taboche peak, Amadablam. You’ll have a trek to an altitude of 3,800 meters upon reaching Tengboche. Inside the Tengboche monastery are unbelievably ornate wall hangings, a 20-foot sculpture of types Buddha, and the musical instruments and robes of the Lamas. The cluster will be taken to observe a prayer ceremony either in the evening or in the morning depending on how the trekking goes this day. Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner included.

  • Day 7Dingboche

    Trek from Tengboche to Dingboche is brief, but as mentioned many will be doing it in the afternoon. Where the last hill into Dingboche is the altitude usually bites. Leaving upper the treks trails heads to the village of Somare (4020m) and then Orsho; both have lodges. Later the trail divides the left way goes up to Pheriche. The trail heads around to a suspension bridge, before a steep climb to the village of Dingboche (4460m), which has quite a few very good Guesthouse. Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner included.

  • Day 8Acclimatization Day

    It’s appropriate to have next acclimatization day off before going higher. The best choice is to hike up the valley to Chukkung Valley (4730m) and on towards Island Peak (Imja Tes). Above Dingboche is Nagkartshang Gompa (allow 2 to3hrs for an energetic but short trip) or head to Pheriche for an afternoon lecture on altitude sickness. The trail for Chhukung leaves Dingboche for the cluster of Bibr (4570m) is surrounded by fabulous mountain Peaks: Taboche, the wall of Nuptse and Lhotse and the enormous fluted cirque liking the Amphu Laptsa pass and Ama Dablam. Chukkung has several lodges and is the most popular spot for those climbing island peaks. Well acclimatized trekkers can head up a grassy slope towards the peak of Chukkung Ri (5550m) to view of Makalu. Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner included.

  • Day 9Lobuche

    After breakfast, our trek starts with an easy walk towards Thukla. Next, you trek up the steep terminal moraine of the Khumbu Glacier, and then pass through the boulder-strewn slopes as we ascend Chupki Lhara where we find a muster of stones with prayer flags used as (Sherpa memorial place) memorials to Scott Fischer (American mountaineer) and 10-time Everest summiteer Babu Chiri Sherpa (Nepalese Sherpa mountain guide) who perished on a mission to climb Mt. Everest. The path then continues to the Khumbu Glacier moraine and that we realize ourselves facing several beautiful mountain peaks – Khumbutse, Lingtren, and Mahalangur Himal. Overnight in Lobuche. Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner included.

  • Day 10Base Camp

    We take the path to Mt. Everest Base Camp through the once vast Gorak-Shep. Continuing the straight trail ahead, we come across the Indian army mountaineers’ memorials. The way from here can be misleading; hence it is important that we follow our lead Sherpa diligently. The walk is remained due to thin air in the high altitude. We experience the rocky dunes, moraine, and streams before reaching the Mt. Everest Base Camp. Upon reaching the Mt. Everest Base Camp, you can see more than tens of mountaineers that stand out in bright colors against the tedious of gray surroundings (especially in the spring). Khumbuste, Nuptse, and Pumori are the mountains we can observe from the base camp then you will get back to Gorak Shep for a good night’s rest. Overnight in Gorak Shep. Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner included.

  • Day 11Kala Patthar

    We get up for an early morning at 4:00 am a departure, amid pre-dawn darkness and cold temperatures (-10 to -14 C). Plus, there is always the potential for cold winds which are quite common. Common peaks such as Khumbutse, Lingtren, and Changtse tower to the east even as Everest begins to reveal itself. But, it is upon reaching Kala Patthar (5550m) that we get to see360 degree up-close and stunning views of Mount. Everest. After enjoying the magnificent mountain panorama and of course taking plenty of pictures you will return back to Lobuche for a good night’s rest. Overnight in Pangboche. Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner included.

  • Day 12Namche Bazaar

    From Pangboche we retrace our stairs down to the Imja Khola and up through the rhododendron forest to Tengboche monasteries. Interested one can also explore the nuns (women religious) at the Tengboche monastery. After lunch at Tengboche, you tend to continue through the hillside blanketed by colorful rhododendron and juniper trees. After crossing the bridge over the (milky river) Dudh Koshi River, our trail follows the Dudh Koshi gorge descending rapidly through the pine forests before reaching Sansa. We keep a lookout for wildlife such as (Himalaya Thar) mountain goats, snow leopards, colorful pheasants while passing through the forest. After passing a Chorten, you get through the Army camp at Namche Bazaar. Overnight in Namche Bazaar. Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner included.

  • Day 13Lukla

    Last day of our trekking as we return to Lukla where the trek starts out. We enjoy this time to reflect on the trek as a group and the personal achievement of all those who took part. The afternoon is free, so you can relax and enjoy a hot shower! In the evening, celebrate with your trek mates have a few celebratory drinks and dance. Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner included.

  • Day 14Flight to Kathmandu

    You take an early morning flight from Lukla to Kathmandu after our 13 days long mountain journey. After reaching Kathmandu, you can take a rest or do some shopping. If you want to explore any other missed sites of Kathmandu, you may do that today. Our guides will assist you with both souvenirs shopping or sightseeing. There will be a farewell dinner in the evening with Nepali traditional cultural dance show restaurant.

  • Day 15Airport Transfer

    Your last days’ adventure comes to an end today! Our company representative will take you to the airport, approximately 3 hours before your scheduled flight. On your way home you’ll have plenty of time to plan your nearest next adventure in the wonderful country, Nepal.

 
 

Next departures

For private groups contact the guide
 
Next datesInfo
26/12/2019 to 09/01/2020
27/03/2020 to 10/04/2020
 
 

Other details

 
Skill level required

Advanced

Fitness level required

Fit

Meeting point

Tribhuvan International Airport, Kathmandu, Nepal

Accommodation

You will be accommodating in 3-star hotels in Kathmandu. During the trek, we will be using lodge/ teahouses. You may find comfortable and well- developed teahouses having attached bathroom until Namche as it is the most happening place where thousands of tourist love to spend their holiday. However, not all grade accommodation are available in higher elevation, normally rooms are basic with just a bed and blankets.

More info

EBC is a challenging trek. You have to walk 6-7 hours a day. You don’t need past experience of hiking or trekking but if you have done any kind of trekking activities then it is always a plus point. We have met people from all walks of life, shapes and sizes completing the trek, the only difficult part is when altitude sickness strikes and the effect that it can have in your body.

Please bring with you:

- Seasonable Sleeping bag and down Jacket (If you need it but has to be returned after the trek)

- Duffle bag (We will provide duffle bag during the trek Sherpa Expedition & Trekking need to be returned after the trek)

- A wind and waterproof thin layered jacket (Must have for morning and evening above 3,000m)

- Daypack

- A pair of half gloves

- A warmer hat that covers the ears

- Sunglasses

- Neck warmer

- Sunscreen (35 to 60 SPF)

- Headlamp and an extra set of batteries

- A pair of half gloves for walking poles(if you prefer)

- Warmer shell gloves and liner

- long sleeve t-shirts

- Thermal Tops

- wool Jackets or pullover

- Artificial sports bras for (Women and girls)

- Water and windproof shell jacket

- Thermal underwear (especially trousers)

- windproof and waterproof trousers

- warmer trouser

- Comfortable trekking pants

- Extra casual sport pants

- A pair of good waterproof trekking boots

- Pair of sandals

- 4-5 pairs of woolen socks

- Socks liner

- Light shoes and sneaker

- Assorted Adhesive Bandages (fabric preferred)

- Blister treatment

- Insect testing / anti-itch treatment

- Ibuprofen / other pain-relief medication

- Diamox (125mg to 250mg tablets for altitude sickness)

- Warps, splints, and wound coverings butterfly bandage

- Water purifying pills

- 4 pic passport sizes with original passport

- Water bottle & filter

- Flight details (please make a copy and leave one pic at our office in KTM because of if you won to change your flight date)

- Bathroom kit (conform, should be included Toilet papers put on the plastic bag, hand wipes, towel, and soap, etc.)

- Comfortable trekking poles

- Best energy dry foods (up to you)

- Power Bank and music players

- Camera (Memory card, chargers, and extra batteries)

 

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