Everest Base Camp Trek

  • Trip Cost:US$ 1290 (P/P)
  • Duration:16 Days
  • Destination:Nepal
  • Grade:Fairly Strenuous

Meals: Full Board ( Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner) on trek and breakfast on cities.

Transportation: Private Vehicle / Aeroplane

Accommodation: Hotel in cities and Lodge/tea house on trek

Everest Base Camp Trek- A brief introduction: Everest base camp trek is one of the classic and popular trekking routes in Everest Region, Nepal and The Everest Base Camp trekking goes beyond the horizons into a natural paradise of unparalleled beauty that would stir your emotions for a whole lifetime.

The Everest Base Camp Trek offers a unique and unforgettable trekking and hiking experience with breath-taking views of the world’s highest and most beautiful mountains including Mt. Everest and many other high Himalayas such as Mt. Lhotse (8,516 m), Mt. Cho Oyu (8,201 m) and Mt. Makalu (8,463 m), and numerous of other adjoining Himalayas, the Everest base camp trek passes through numerous of glaciers, snow filled rocks and bounders and have utmost adventure, similarly to explore the beautiful village of legendary Sherpas, ancient monasteries and much more. The Everest Base Camp Trek became a brand trekking throughout the world since Sir Edmund Hilary and Tenzing Norgay Sherpa made the first successful summit of Everest in 1953 A.D., thousands of people have reached Everest Base Camp to explore the Everest Base Camp down the years to fulfill their desires of a lifetime to be at the foot of the rooftop of the world.

Escape Nepal Holidays has designed 16day itinerary for the Everest Base Camp Trek which includes your arrival and departure days to and from Nepal and a day tour in Kathmandu valley, you will then have a short scenic flight from Kathmandu to Lukla and begin trekking to Everest Base Camp via Phakding passing through steamy forest filled with rhododendron flower, diverse flora and fauna then will reach at Namche Bazaar, the gateway to Mt. Everest base camp, the Sherpa village, then will have a rest day to acclimatize on this altitude and continue trekking to Everest Base Camp via Tangboche, the Tengbuche is located at around 3,900M where you will explore the age-old Buddhist monastery and continue trekking via Dingbuche, Lobuche, Gorak Shep and finally reach at Everest base camp then have panoramic views of range of Himalayas and after having excursion all around, retrace back to Gorak Shep, subsequently to Lobuche, Pheriche, Namche Bazaar and finally get back to Lukla for return flight to Kathmandu however if the given itinerary is not suitable for you and you need costumized itinerary for the trekking to Everest Base Camp then we can offer you tailor made itinerary as there are many options of trekking in the region such as if you have longer days and want to explore more options like trekking to Cho La pass , High passes or want to have island peak climb.

High Lights of the Trek

  • Reach Everest Base Camp- the top of the world.
  • Sightseeing tours of historical UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Kathmandu.
  • Scenic mountain flight to and from Lukla.
  • Visiting Namche Bazaar and Tengboche Monastery.
  • Unforgettable views of high mountains and Khumbu Ice fall.
  • View of the Everest and other mountains from the Kalapattar.

Escape Nepal's Package for the Everest Base Camp is all inclusive of Accommodation, Airport pick upEntrance fees, Guide and Porters and we departure on group basis and privately as well, so look at our selected departure dates and pick one from them that is the most suitable for you and if any of these dates are not suitable or want to have private trek to the Everest Base Camp  then please contact us for the trek on your own date for the trek as we organize trek for any date that is suitable for you and this types of trek are best suitable for group of friends, couples, single travelers, families and club members.

Departure Dates for the Year 2016:

  • 2 & 18 November
  • 2 & 18 December

Year 2017

  • 2 January
  • 2 & 18 February
  • 2 & 18 March
  • 2 & 18 April
  • 2 & 18 May
  • 2 June
  • 2 & 18 September
  • 2 & 18 October
  • 2 & 18 November
  • 2 & 18 December

Group size for the Everest Base Camp Trek: We offer group adventure to Everest Base Camp Trek and our group will be from people 02 people to 14 people however if you would like to travel on single then we offer single trek with single supplement so, do let us know how you would like to do your Everest Base Camp Trek?

Note: the Departure dates are your arrival dates in Nepal and you need to arrange your international flight to and from Nepal yourself or if you want us to book your flight then please meail us at info@escapenepal.com for the flight fare and booking and if you are limit on time and only want to have 14day itinerary (from day 02-15) then you can arrive on the next of the departure date and will return on the 15th day of the itinerary and if you want to take just the trekking part from day 03-day14 then you can arrive on any date earlier and just participate on our trekking part from day 03 to day 14, pleaes inquiry us for the detail with your requirements.

Detail Itinerary

Day 01. Arrive at Kathmandu airport (1345meters): transfer to hotel: You will be met & greeted by our airport representative who will be on standby to pick you up and transfer you to hotel from airport, once you arrive in your hotel, Your evening is free and after you’ve refreshed, you can go for a stroll down the street to get familiar with the surroundings and return to hotel and overnight at hotel (A).

Day 02.Full day sightseeing of Kathmandu valley & an orientation: After having breakfast at hotel, we take you for the sightseeing tour in Kathmandu Valley that include tour to Kathmandu Durbar Square, Monkey Temple - Swayambhunath {note, there are real monkeys down here & they can be a pain in the neck, especially if you are munching something while climbing the steps to the temple; whatever your munching could vanish from your hands in seconds if you’re not careful. The best way to appease these monkeys is by buying some bananas from vendors just by the roadside to the temple & distribute them on your way up, they’d be happy & leave you alone}. Pashupatinath Temple and Bauddhanath Stupa, The Pashupatinath temple is a significant place of visit because this is a heritage site & is the most important religious site for Hindus in Nepal & India. Within the boundaries of this temple are cremation zones where the bodies of Nepalese, right from the pauper on the streets to the king of Nepal were cremated at this old temple. In the early evening we get back to our hotel & refresh after which your trek leader will meet the group & orient you on the whole program related to the Everest Base Camp Trek, You will even have sufficient time to buy some trek gear if you need any in thamel area, overnight at Hotel (A, B).

Day 03.Fly from Kathmandu to Lukla (2886m) and Trek to Phakding (2610m) - 3.5 hours: You will have early breakfast or you can even have packing breakfast to eat at the airport, then drive to Airport for the 35 minutes scenic flight to the small mountain airport at Lukla, after reaching at lukla our guide will introduce with the porters, then start trekking following mountainside on the left bank of the Dudh Koshi which about 3 and half hour to reach at Phakding and today is the first trekking day of our adventure journey to Everest Base Camp, overnight at lodge. (A, B, L, D).

Day 04.Trek from Phakding to Namche Bazaar (3440 m.) - 6 Hours: After having breakfast at lodge, you will start trek and continue trekking following the Dudh Koshi River and crossing it few time times, you will then enter to the Sagarmatha National park in Jorsale and you will stop there for lunch and again you will continue the trekking, after few hours walking, Namche Bazar will appears ahead as you travel along the path surrounded by pine forest. Passing the plateau where the Saturday bazaar is held and enters the village. Namche Bazar (3440m) is surrounded on three sides by mountain ranges and opens out only where it faces the Duch Koshi River valley. The village is a central hub of the areas and food, sundries and even mountain climbing equipment may be purchased here and gate way to the Everest Base Camp Trek, overnight at Lodge. (A, B, L, D).

Day 05.Rest day at Namche Bazaar (3440 m) for acclimatization: The Namche Bazaar is the gate way to the Everest Base camp and other trekking routes in the region and it is tucked away between two ridges amidst the giant peaks of the Khumbu Region and has an abundance of lodges, tea shops and souvenir shops as well as a magnificent outlook. It is an ideal place to spend a rest day for acclimatization to the high altitude before heading towards the base camp. You will walk up to Khhumjung village through Everest view Hotel in Syangbuche for the acclimization and you will see the beautiful view of the Himalayas including Mt.Everest. The Khhumjung is densely populated by Sherpa community and there is an old monastery as well which you will visit and will return to Namche for overnight at Lodge (A, B, L, D).

Day 06.Trek from Namche Bazaar to Tyangboche (3867 m.) - 5 Hours: After having breakfast at lodge, you start the trekking with the ridge and level mountain path that offers excellent panoramas of Thamserku, Kantega, and Kusum Kangaru, after walking few hours on flat Zigzags; you then descend to the river and arrive at Phunki Tenga, where you probably stop for lunch break, then you will climb through Rhododendron forest to the Tengbuche, a beautiful place for the Himalayan views and will visit the age old monastery, the oldest and most popular monastery that you visit on our world famous trekking journey to the Everest Base Camp, overnight at lodge (A, B, L, D).

Day 07.Trek from Tyangboche to Dingboche (4260 m.)- 5 Hours: After having breakfast at the lodge, you start the trekking with descending through Rhododendron forest to the Imja Khola and cross exciting suspension bridge on the Imja Khola and walk passing by a long Mani stone wall to enter the village of Pangboche, and then your trekking route continues through summer pastures to Dingboche village, overnight at Lodge. (A, B, L, D).

Day 08.Rest day at Dingboche (4260 m.) for acclimatization: Today is the remarkable acclimatization day in Dingbuche and this is your second acclimatization day of your trekking to the base camp, There are some breathtaking views of the North face of Ama Dablam and the Lhotse-Nuptse ridge as you explore this beautiful valley that leads up to Chukum valley and the Island Peak. The walk is short with a good chance to relax in the afternoon. You have another option as you can hike up to Chhukum. From where, you can enjoy the panoramic view of Island peak, Ama Dablam, Makalu, Tawoche peak and many others, overnight at lodge (A, B, L, D).

Day 09.Trek from Dingboche to Lobuche (4930 m.)- 5 Hours: After having breakfast at lodge, you start trekking for today and the onward Himalayan journey leads you north for up to 50-minutes until you come to a Mani-prayer Stupa then The trail is gentle looking down to Pheriche village below. Today's walk offers views of the Mt. Tawache, Ama Dablam and to the north-Pokalde (5741m) Kongma-tse (5820m) and the great wall of Nuptse. After two hours of walking, the trail from Pheriche joins near Dugla (4595m) before a small wooden bridge over the river of Khumbu glacier. Then continue for an hour up a steep hill to the top, where there are views of Mt. Pumori and other peaks west of Everest. After a short break, continue trekking up to Lobuche, just one day before from Everest Base Camp, overnight at Lodge (A, B, L, D).

Day 10.Trek from Lobuche to Everest Base Camp via Gorakshep (m.) 6-7 Hours: After having breakfast at lodge, you start trekking following the rocky moraine path, view icy glacial pond and icebergs down below of Khumbu glacier. After the last rocky moraine dunes, a short downhill walk brings you to Gorakshep, where you will stop for lunch and you leave all the stuff there at lodge as this is the last place where lodges are available for overnights, then we start our Himalayan journey to the Everest Base camp for another 2-3 hours and Reach at EVEREST BASE CAMP- WOW!!! Congratulation!!! Your Dream no has come true, after visiting sometime in the Base Camp, you will return to Gorekshep and overnight at Lodge (A, B, L, D).

Day 11.Trek from Gorakshep to Kala Patthar (5545m.) and trek to Pheriche (4243m.)- 7 Hours: Quite Early morning, you climb to Kala Patthar (5545m.) and enjoy the view of sunrise over the Himalayas including Mt. Everest. From Kala Patthar, you can have a panoramic view of Mt. Everest and many other mountain peaks like Mt. Pumori, Mt. Lingtren, Mt. Khumbetse, Mt. Nuptse, Mt. Lhotse, Mt. Ama Dablam, Mt. Thamserku and many more, after seeing the sunrise, we trek down to Gorekshep and have lunch and start trekking down to Pheriche, overnight at lodge (A, B, L, D).

Day 12- Trek from Pheriche to Namche Bazaar (3441 meters) 6 hours: After having breakfast at the lodge, you will start trekking to Namche, an easier descent walk passing through rhododendron forest. Tengbuche is a small village with a famous monastery offering you the splendid view of Ama Dablam, green hills and river views where you will be stopped for lunch then you will retrace to Namche, overnight at Lodge (A, B, L, D).

Day 13.Trek from Namche Bazaar to Lukla (2886 m.)- 6 Hours: After having breakfast at lodge , you start trekking and today is the last day of your trekking, the trekking is pleasant, except for few short uphill climbs and then down to the Bhote-Koshi River crossing it few times. The last uphill climb of 45 minutes will bring you to Lukla; the trekking of Everest Base Camp is complete now, overnight at Lodge (A, B, L, D).

Day 14. Fly from Lukla to Kathmandu- transfer to hotel: We will take an early morning flight back to Kathmandu and transfer to the hotel, take hot shower and relax - Overnight at hotel. (A, B).

Day 15. Leisure day in Kathmandu: It's also spare day in case of bad weather in Lukla if you could not fly on scheduled date and time, or we can organize you a day tour in or around Kathmandu, shopping tour etc if you want: or we can remove this extra day from the tour itinerary if you do not want it so, contact us and consult about options available for the day, overnight at hotel (A, B).

Day 16.Transfer to international airport for your final flight departure: You will be transferred to the international airport for your final departure to your loving home or you can start other trek and tour in Nepal or other countries like Tibet or Bhutan if you want. Escape Nepal has taken pleasure in serving you all of these weeks; you counted on us & we didn’t let you down because we know how hard you’ve worked to enjoy this trekking holidays to the Everest Base Camp. Meeting you was an immense pleasure & we do hope you will remember us down the years with memories of the time you’ve spent in this amazing country that’s Nepal, A safe BON VOYAGE home…take care!!! ( B).

A- Accommodation, B- Breakfast, L- Lunch, D- Dinner

Cost Details

Cost Include

  • All the airport transfers.
  • Four nights’ hotel accommodation in Kathmandu including breakfast as per the above itinerary on twin sharing basis.
  • Sightseeing tour in Kathmandu as per the itinerary on day 02.
  • Your standard meals during the trek (11 days) with hot tea/coffee in breakfast.
  • All necessary paper works, Sagarmatha national park entry permits, TIMS permit and monument entrance fees.
  • Flight fare (Kathmandu-Lukla-Kathmandu) with domestic airport tax.
  • All accommodations in lodges/tea houses during the treks on twin sharing basis (dormitory style sometimes).
  • An experienced, helpful and friendly guide and porters (1 porter for each 2 trekkers and a porter will carry from 20-25 KG).
  • Salary, meals, accommodation, transportation and Insurance for the guide and porters.
  • Arrangement of emergency helicopter service which will be paid by your travel insurance company.
  • Sleeping bag, down jackets and duffle bag – if Necessary (retuned after the trek).
  • All government taxes, VAT and service charge. 

Cost Exclude

  • Nepal entry visa fee (you may easily issue the visa upon your arrival at Tribhuwan International Airport - Kathmandu). You will require 2 passport size photos and it cost you 40.00USD for the 30 days tourist visa to Nepal.
  • Your Travel insurance (compulsory) that covers emergencies and evacuations.
  • Food (lunch and dinner) while you are in Kathmandu.
  • Your personal expenses/shopping.
  • All the alcoholic and non alcoholic drinks.
  • Sweet things like chocolate bars and bar bills.
  • Hot shower during the Trek.
  • International airfare.
  • Tips for the guide and staffs.

Trip Note

Flight delay to and from Lukla on our Everest Base Camp Trek: In some circumstances, we could face problems of internal flights to/from Lukla delayed by few hours or canceled for a day or more because of bad weather on our Everest Base Camp Trek. This happens very rarely, but it could happen anyways, even in the best trekking season like Autumn or Spring. You may also know how climate change is affecting our globe. Thus, we always recommend you to add supplement night/s in Kathmandu after your trek if possible (just in case). If everything runs smoothly, you can enjoy other activities like sightseeing, rafting, wildlife activities, or shopping as you wish in the additional days that may come about. However, if you want a heli-rescue in the state of flight cancellation to/from Lukla-we organize it. A helicopter charge can range from USD 3000 to 3500 and it can lift 4 persons per flight.

Hotel Accommodation on our Everest Base Camp Trek: We offer you 2-3 star hotel accommodation in Kathmandu ( 4 nights) as per our itinerary on twin share basis with attached bathroom, hot shower, free wi fi service and A/C and Basic Lodge/Teahouse during the Everest Base Camp Trek ( 11 nights) on twin share basis and the rooms are basic, normally just a bed with a pillow and blankets on lodge during the EBC trek, A few have electric lights and all have a spacious dining room-lounge. We will accommodate you and group in local lodge available each day. We send a porter ahead of us to book the required rooms for the group (rooms cannot be booked in advance in all places). Please remember that some of them are very basic and a sense of adventure is necessary as you will have to provide you dormitory style some times and there is 4-5 star luxury accommodation available in Kathmandu as well so, if you prefer to upgrade your accommodation in Kathmandu then please write us for the rate and booking.

Itinerary on Everest Base Camp Trek: The itinerary given for the Everest Base Camp Trek is standard itinerary and we have 16day itinerary for the trek that is inclusive 4 nights in Kathmandu ( two nights before the trek and two night after the trek), you will have a day tour in Kathmandu and a buffer day after the trek as this extra day is useful if there is any delay or cancelation on our flight to Lukla and return so, we strongly recommend you to follow our 16day itinerary however if you are on limit on time and do want to have sightseeing tour in Kathmandu and an extra day in Kathmandu then the trek will be for 14day including your arrival and departure days and we still arrange your trek and you are eligible to participate on our trek to Everest Base Camp or even if you want us to arrange your accommodation in Kathmandu and want to arrange yourself and just want to take our trekking part from Day 03 to day 14, 12day from Kathmandu to Kathmandu ( as per the given itinerary) then you can still join our trek so, please do let us know how you would like to do the trek.

Price for Everest Base Camp: The price for the 16day Trek to the Everest given is per person on twin share basis for the Small group travel on our fixed departure dates and we offer Group discounts for the booking of four or more people and group of 10 or more people will have maximum discounts with one person (tour leader) travel free in Nepal (land only) and if you even have maximum number of people even more than 10 people then contact us for the further discussion about the discounts.

  • Cost for the 16 days itinerary: 1299.00USD per person
  • Single person wants to have single room in Kathmandu (4 nights): 150.00USD additional.
  • 14day itinerary from day 02-15: 1199.00USD per person
  • 12days itinerary from day 03-14: 1149.00USD per person
     

Join a group or private trek: The Everest Base Camp Trek is available on both fixed departure group trek and private departure basis with Escape Nepal Holidays, we have fixed dates for those looking for a group to join this trek please check our fixed departures dates and pick one that is the most suitable for you and check with us for availability, If you could not find the date that is suitable for your or if you would like to travel independently, or with your friends, families & colleagues you are invited to choose any date at your convenient timeframe for any number of people (minimum 1 & maximum 100 at a time), contact us.

Booking and Payment for Everest Base Camp Trek: Once you confirmed that you will take our Everest Base Camp Trek then you are required to make 20% payment ( non refundable) in advance in order to book the Everest Base Camp Trek along with your passport copy and the flight Detail (Arrival Detail) and the remaining 80% balance is payable when you arrive in Nepal and you have options of paying the 20% advance by bank transfer, western union or credit card, so, do let us know which modes of payment is convenient for you then we will forward the detail for the payment and  for the balance payment you can pay by cash ( best) or credit card as well.

Extension after the Everest Base Camp Trek: if you prefer to extend your holiday in Nepal, you can experience Kathmandu Pokhara tour, Ultra light Flight in Pokahra Nepal or take Chitwan Jungle Safari, Trisuli River Rafting, Seti River Rafting, a Lumbini visit, or Bardia Jungle Safari then you can start now…we are on vacation & this only happens once probably in a lifetime…enjoy it today because tomorrow never comes and please inform us for the arrangement for any of these extra tours.

 Essential Info

The electricity is available in most of our holidays and in the cities like Kathmandu, Pokhara, Palpa, Lumbini, Chitwan, Nagarkot, Dhulikhel and in some of the villages on our trekking holiday, hiking holiday, climbing holiday and home stay trekking where you can re-charge your mobile phone and camera batteries, not all in all places of our trekking so, we advise you to have spare batteries when you do the trekking, hiking, home stay and climbing holidays  and there is not electricity available on our camping adventure trekking holiday so, you need to have enough spare batteries when you do those trips.

 

We offer professional licensed tour guide on all our sightseeing holidays and there will be local nature guide in the Jungle tours, rafting guide for the river holidays and there will be trained trekking guide (handles the logistics and guide you and your team on the trek)  on our trekking holidays, hiking holiday and adventure holiday and a Sherpa when there are 10 or more members in the group and porters to carry your luggage and there will be 1 porter for 2 members and a porter will carry about 20kg means 10 KG from each trekker and we will provide licensed climbing guide for climbing holidays.

We offer porters to your main luggage on our trekking holiday, hiking holiday, some stay treks and adventure holidays, you simply carry a day pack with water bottle, camera, sun-screen, spare jacket, etc. - a small load that allows full enjoyment of the trekking. A trek bag is ideal for your main luggage, plus a small lockable bag for travel clothes and anything that you do not need during trek which you can leave at hotel’s locker room/safe deposit box in Kathmandu for free of charge. Weight allowance at Nepal’s domestic airlines is 15 Kg; excess weight is chargeable at USD 1 or more per Kilo depending on sectors and a porter will carry up to 20 KG and there will be 1 porter for each 2 trekkers which mean 10 KG form each and if you will be planning for longer trek and need to bring much stuff then you might need extra porter as well.

When you have tours holidays in Nepal then the luggage is not a problem as our vehicle will drive from one place to other places.

 

Each morning after packing our bags and hot breakfast at campsite or lodge, we set off on the day’s trek and after walking for 3-4 hours, we stop for lunch at around midday at the camp or available lodge/restaurants which may take 1-2 hours for lunch and will start the trek again, The afternoon’s walk is generally shorter and we usually arrive at our destination in time for afternoon tea. The remainder of the afternoon can be spent exploring the village and surroundings, doing a bit of washing or simply relaxing with a good book. On some days, we will arrive at our destination by lunchtime and the entire afternoon will be free. After dinner, the evening will often be spent playing cards and reliving the day’s adventures, before retiring for a well-earned sleep.

The Wonderful Environment of the Himalayas is also an extremely fragile one. Increasing population density and numbers of travelers threaten the very beauty of Nepal. At Escape Nepal, we are extremely conscious about the environment and aim to minimize our impact as much as possible. As deforestation is one of the greatest environmental threats we face in this region, we do not encourage camp fires and encourage use of kerosene for cooking as an alternative fuel to wood. We also discourage trekkers from using wood-fuelled hot showers in lodges along the way. Many lodges, however, now have solar hot showers, a far more eco-friendly alternative.

Garbage disposal is another major problem and some of the busier trails can, at times, appear strewn with litter for miles. Our staff members are well motivated towards eco-friendly practices. We carry out all our garbage, apart from that which can be safely and easily burnt at the campsite. Our aim is to help protect and preserve this beautiful environment for future generations of trekkers to enjoy and we advise the same to you to keep the garbage on proper site and take return those with you to homes which are Non- biodegradable.

We at Escape Nepal would like to requests the following things and to be a responsible tourist:

  • Leave only footprints and take only photographs.
  • Use designated routes, campsites and resting places to reduce trampling and other negative environmental impacts.
  • Respect local culture and traditions, use home stays, locally owned hotels/ lodges or campsites as much as possible to support the local livelihood.
  • Avoid/ minimize using firewood. Use common space for heating. Opt for alternatives to minimize deforestation.
  • Maintain cleanliness and hygiene. Use the litter box locally available. Carry back your own garbage while traveling through ecologically sensitive areas.
  • Encourage to place mobile toilets at a considerable distance from sources of water, river banks and springs while camping along the river sides.
  • Use the services of local guides and porters as much as possible to explore more about local environment and culture.
  • Money spent here will contribute directly to the local livelihood, women’s empowerment and environmental conservation.
  • Before you begin your journey we request you to abide by the above guidelines in order to safeguard the nature and culture of the area and be a responsible tourist.

This type of trekking and  holidays reasonably demanding trekking and you are required to have experience of trekking in mountain, at the same time you need to have physical fitness and strong desire to go.  These treks also involve several nights stay above 4000m. These trek holidays includes some trek on Everest Region, Annapurna region, Langtang Region regions plus some village trekking and adventure trek holidays and some 4+ grade River Raftings:

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