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Everest Base Camp Trek - 15 Days | Autumn / Spring

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Trip facts

Destination: Nepal

Name of Trail: Everest Base Camp Trek

Duration: 15 days

Grade: Moderate

Maximum altitude: 5430m

Per Day walking: approx. 5-6 hours

Trek Style: Tea house

Transportation: Flight & Private Vehicle

Accommodation: Star level accommodation in cities, tea house/ lodge during the Trek

Activities: Trekking in Himalaya

Best Month: March - June & Sept - Dec

Trip Cost: 1190 USD

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Mount Everest – perhaps the only mountain known by everyone, sporty or nerdy, adventurous or prudent. Being the highest mountain above sea level on Earth, many mountaineers mark conquering the 8,848m on their bucket list. The risk involved, however, is a setback for most people who wish to enjoy the picturesque Everest scenery. But now, there is a moderate alternative for common folks – The Everest Base Camp Trek.

Everest Base Camp trekking is a once in a lifetime experience. With an elevation of 5,634m and approximately 65km long from Lukla to EBC (130km around), you can fully experience the sublimation of nature with the promise of breathtaking icefalls, panoramic mountain views and massive glaciers. Besides the scenery, during the stay in villages and exploration in different monasteries, you will have the chance to have an in-depth understanding on the Sherpa’s unique way of living and deep linkage of their lives to the mountains

Why Everest Base Camp?

Trek to Everest base camp allows you to have the most sincere dialogue with both the nature and culture in Nepal. Besides featuring different world-wide famous mountains, including Mt. Khumbila, Nuptse, Khumbuste, Pumori and most importantly, the Everest, you can also have the chance to see the Khumbu Glacier and Icefall along the way. Even the most ordinary scenes – golden wheat fields swaying in the wind, blooming rhododendrons, lush forests with wild gentle animals – are worth to be framed and captured in camera. Throughout the trek, there are chances to stay in local Himalayan villages, visit monasteries or even observe religious rituals performed there.

15 days EBC trekking package also features the famous city – Kathmandu. Known as the “City of Temples”, Kathmandu can be said as the cradle of the civilization in Nepal. Used to be the capital of different kingdoms, this place contains lots of important cultural and historical sites. You will have the chance to unfold years of history of Nepal as we venture around the city.

Best time to trek in Everest region

Generally speaking, the ideal everest trekking season would be Spring (March - June) and Autumn (September – December).

For Spring, with winter has just come to an end, the sky clear and the mountain tips covered by snow, it is a good choice for trekking in Everest . For hills above 3,500m, they would be all covered by snow as well. There may be short showers, yet most days are warm and sunny. Everest Base trekking in spring is suggested for you if you want to enjoy fully iced Everest in-front of your eye :).

For Autumn, after the monsoon and before the cold sets in, this period is perfect to trek if you are looking for the panoramic view of the mountains. The sky is cloudless with lush plants shimmering under the gentle sunshine. Although the snow is less than that of the Spring season, Everest Base camp trek in autumn is best time for the crystal clear view. The temperature is perfect as well – not scorching hot during the day and durably cool at night. Autumn is also know by festival season in Nepal so, you can enjoy your Everest trip as well with festivals like Dashin, Tihar. Dashain is great festival of Nepali people. Everest base camp trekking in Autumn is suggested for you if you want to view clear crystal eye view of Everest including thousands of mountain peak in just a single trekking.

Everest Base Camp trek is suitable for time-abundant trekking beginners who wish to unveil the beauty of Everest in a chill way. We also offer others treks of the Everest Region: the 8-day Everest Panorama Trek for trekking newbies, the 22-day Everest Base Camp Jiri Trek for advanced trekkers and the 15-day Gokyo Valley Trek.

Everest Base camp trekking Itinerary overview:

Day 01: Welcome to Kathmandu.

Day 02: Explore Kathmandu valley and prepare for the trek

Day 03: Fly from Kathmandu to Lukla (2840m) and trek to Phakding (2640m)

Day 04: Trek from Phakding to Namche Bazaar (3440m)

Day 05: Acclimatization day at Namche Bazaar

Day 06: Trek from Namche Bazaar to Tengboche (3867m)

Day 07: Trek from Tengboche to Dingboche (4350m)

Day 08: Acclimatization day at Dingboche

Day 09: Trek from Dingboche to Lobuche (4931m)

Day 10: Trek from Lobuche to Everest Base Camp through Gorak Shep (5170m)

Day 11: Trek from EBC to Kalapatther (5545m), then Pheriche (4210m)

Day 12: Trek from Pheriche to Namche Bazaar

Day 13: Trek from Namche Bazaar to Lukla

Day 14: Early morning scenic flight back to Kathmandu. Exploration day in Kathmandu valley

Day 15: Departure

Day 01: Welcome to Kathmandu.

Upon your arrival we welcome you at the international airport and transfer you to our hotel. Enjoy the welcoming program and rest overnight.

Day 02: Explore Kathmandu valley and prepare for the trek.

After breakfast, enjoy a guided tour around Kathmandu valley. Experience the unique cultural vibes around Kathmandu valley through visiting various UNESCO sites including Swayambhunath, Patan Durbar Square and other landmarks of great historical significance. After tour, a briefing session will be given for a more in-depth understanding on the upcoming trek. Take a good rest at the hotel in Kathamandu.

Day 03: Fly from Kathmandu to Lukla (2840m) and trek to Phakding (2640m)

Enjoy breakfast, and then revel in the breathtaking scenery on our flight to Lukla. With the airport perched on the side of a mountain, you can see rolling clouds on the surging peaks of mountains seemly within your reach. In contrast to the hustle and bustle Kathmandu, Lukla, the gateway of all treks in the Everest region, is enveloped with the tranquility of the Himalayas – a patch of blue sky with snow-tipped mountains furnishing the ground, the air crisp and the wind slight. From there, we start our trekking journey. Today’s trek is relatively short and easy - we trek for about 3 hours to Phakding. During the gradual descending path to Phakding, you would be surrounded by towering mountains and rolling hills. Enjoy the view of Mount Khumbila and Kusum Kangraru and stay overnight at the teahouse at Phakding.

Day 04: Trek from Phakding to Namche Bazaar (3440m)

After breakfast, we set our foot to the north from Phakding and trek for 6 hours to Namche Bazaar. Walking through a lush pine forest and crossing Dudh Koshi River, and right before entering Sagarmatha National Park, we would pass through a few quaint small villages like Chumoa and Monjo. Sagarmatha National Park is an UNESCO listed World Heritage Centre with dramatic mountains, glaciers and deep valleys. Several rare species of the Himalaya region, like the snow leopard and the lesser panda, can occasionally be found in the park. The natural greens there is a pleasure to the eye too - along the way, you can see thick pine woods and cedar covering the whole land with occasional little streams running by. After crossing a suspension bridge and a steep ascend trail, we reach Namche Bazaar - the largest commercial hub in the Khumbu region. Stay overnight at teahouse.

Day 05: Acclimatization day at Namche Bazaar

Today we will acclimate and explore Namche Bazaar. In here, you can do a final shopping for essentials before the trek. There are nice restaurants and cafes for you to chill and relax. Dental and medical services can also be found there. If it happens to be a Saturday, we can also visit the weekly market. The Everest Photo Gallery and Sherpa Culture Museum can offer you a more comprehensive picture on the mountain lives here. If you wish to witness it yourself, we may also go hiking to the Everest View Hotel for the panorama of the Himalayas lying ahead, or else we can trek to Khumjung village to have a glimpse of the life of Sherpas. Tonight stay at teahouse in Namche Bazaar.

Day 06: Trek from Namche Bazaar to Tengboche (3867m)

After breakfast, we start today’s trek by a light and easy right beside the Dudh Koshi River to Phunki, followed by an ascend to our destination of the day - Tengboche. Today’s trail is a scenic one that features the Himalayan range. Surrounded by rhododendron trees, the national flower of Nepal, Tengboche is a quaint and peaceful village. The Tengboche Monastery, the largest Tibetan Buddhist monastery of the Sherpa community in the Khumbu region. Situated inside the Sagarmatha National Park, Tengboche monastery is the perfect location for you to enjoy the panoramic view of mountains, featuring Tawache, Everest, Nuptse, Lhotse, Ama Dablam and Thamserku. Tonight we stay at teahouse in Tengboche after the 6-hour trek.

Day 07: Trek from Tengboche to Dingboche (4350m)

Today after breakfast we trek for 6 hours from Tengboche to Dingboche. For the downward path to Debuche, you can already see the towering peak of Mount Everest. After crossing the Imja River, we reach the village of Pangboche. Before reaching Dingboche, we could choose to visit the Pangboche Monastery as well. The buddhist monastery is famous for Meh-Teh Lama, a sasquatch and buddhist master living nearby. Then we ascend to Dingboche, the place where we will spend overnight for today. This Sherpa village is filled wit lodges and tenting areas. There, you may find kilometers of stone walls covering the whole valley of Imja. Small stupas can be found scattering around the place as well. Enjoy the scenic view here and rest overnight at teahouse.

Day 08: Acclimatization day at Dingboche

For the acclimatization day at Dingboche, we will spend our day for a relaxing hike to Nagerjun after breakfast. Despite the steep slope and high ascend that requires physical strength, the 4-hour hike definitely worths the efforts as it offers the stunning panoramic view of a few famous peaks, including Lobuche East, Lobuche West, Lhotse, Kangtega and Thamserku. You can also obtain a bird-eye view of the whole Imja Khola Valley, as well as the Dingboche village there. After our hike, we head back to the village and enjoy a little private time in Dingboche. Stay overnight at teahouse and prepare for tomorrow’s trek.

Day 09: Trek from Dingboche to Lobuche (4931m)

After breakfast, we begin to trek from Dingboche to Lobuche. On our way, we will pass through the Periche Aid-post of the Himalayan Rescue Association where it provides medical service for trekkers on mountain sickness. As we ascend through the steep path along Khumbu Glacier, we walk up some steep slopes and reach Chupki Lhara, where the whole area is enveloped by breathtaking mountain views. As we walk up to a ridge, we can find a memorial shrine crafted especially for trekkers who give up their lives for the Everest. Further down the Khumbu Glacier moraine, peaks like Khumbutse, Lingtren, Mahalangur Himal and the Pumori are right at the front. Crossing the glacier marks an end to our 5-hour trek of today. Stay overnight at teahouse.

Day 10: Trek from Lobuche to EBC through Gorak Shep (5170m)

Today is our big day of trekking to the Everest Base Camp. Although we will trek approximately for 8 hours, it will not be very challenging since we have to walk slowly to get adapted to the altitude. The path begins with a relatively easier trek to the village of Gorakshep, where we can take a rest and have tea in the lodge. Then we will walk a straight upward rough path all the way to the Everest Base Camp. Enjoy the stunning view of the Nuptse, Khumbuste and Pumori. Immerse in the immense beauty of the Everest and rest overnight at teahouse.

Day 11: Trek to Kalapatther (5545m), then Pheriche (4210m)

Today early morning after breakfast we trek from Gorak Shep, walking along the scenic route featuring the Everest, Lingtren and Changtse to Kalapatther for the sunrise. The journey of summit is of slow and steady pace, which you could also enjoy spectacular mountain views along the way. The sunrise is definitely a once-in-a-lifetime experience - you have the chance to see the sun coloring the whole sky with fiery red and orange, the whole world awakened by the little red ball gradually, with the tip of Everest tinged with the golden ray of light. Then, we descend to Pheriche and spend the night at teahouse. The whole trek of the day would be approximtely 7-8 hours.

Day 12: Trek from Pheriche to Namche Bazaar

Today after breakfast, we follow the path of Imj River with numerous ascends and descends. During our 7-hour trek, we will pass through rhododendron and juniper forests, cross a suspension bridge and walk through a pine forest where lots of wild animals inhabit in. Then, we will pass Kyangjuma and reach Namche Bazaar again. Stay overnight at teahouse in Namche.

Day 13: Trek from Namche Bazaar to Lukla

Enjoy breakfast and get prepared for the challenging descending journey of today. The way from Namche back to Lukla is rather steep and rocky. Trekking alongside the Dudh Koshi River for 7 hours, we will cross suspension bridges, walk through some pine and rhododendron forests and pass by some monasteries. After reaching Lukla, let’s sit back, relax and have a toast on completing the whole trek. Stay overnight at guesthouse in Lukla.

Day 14: Early morning scenic flight back to Kathmandu. Exploration day in Kathmandu valley.

Early morning, enjoy a scenic flight back to Kathmandu. Seize the last minute to enjoy the vibes of Kathmandu and grab the last chance to capture memorable moments in Nepal.  Enjoy farewell dinner and rest overnight at hotel.

Day 15: Departure

At the assigned time, you will be taken to the airport by our vehicle. We are delighted to serve you in any means. Goodbye and may we meet again.

Trip Cost: 1190 USD

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Cost includes

  • Airport Pickup & Drop,
  • 3 Night star accommodations with breakfast in Kathmandu
  • Tea house accommodation  with meals (breakfast, lunch and dinner daily 3 time a days during trek days)
  • Round trip flight ticket  KTM-Lukla-KTM
  • Private Transportation if necessary
  • All entrance fees, Trekking permits, Trekking Information Management System Fee
  • All Transportation
  • English speaking Trekking Guide
  • Required no. of Porters
  • Certificates,
  • Comprehensive medical kit
  • Government and local taxes &
  • Preparatory Session before and after arrival.

Cost Exclude

  • Visa cost
  • International airfare
  • Excluded meals and accommodation.
  • Drinks and beverage cost.
  • Insurance cost.
  • Trekking equipment.
  • Additional potter or equipment cost.
  • Personal expenses, tips and shopping cost

About Nepal Visa:

Nepal visas can be easily obtained from the Government of Nepal, Nepalese Embassy or Consulate office located in your country. You can get a visa from the Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu on your arrival or from any other entry point in Nepal. Make sure to bring a few sets of your passport size photos. Visa fees are inexpensive.

You can also apply for a visa in a near embassy or either you can travel to Nepal and get a visa on arrival. We will assist you to settle your visa work too.

Accommodation in Kathmandu and Trek:

We offer you a star rated accommodation with comfort and cozy. You will be amused with the facility and warmth we offer you including facility like (attached bath, A/C, 24 hours running hot and cold shower). During the trek your accommodation is includes Mt. Lodge and local tea houses but we do our best for providing the best available lodges on a twin- sharing basis, some tea house are basic with shared washing and toilet facilities. If you are prefer a single room in Kathmandu and trek you may indicate your preference on request and pay a single supplement cost. Contact us

Meals and Drinking Water:

We provide you only Bb facility in city as preferred in itinerary. Full board meals are included (breakfast, Lunch and dinner with cup of tea or coffee) throughout the trek.  We provide you food from the local tea house Mt. Lodge en route chosen from a menu. Breakfast and dinner is to be provided from the same tea house we would overnight but lunch would be en route in between. You can enjoy the Nepalese style cuisine or any other continental food as per required. You are to be giver from pizza to snacks. Most teahouses offer a variety of rice and noodle dishes, as well as soup and seasonal vegetable. A variety of cereals, bread and egg dishes are generally available for breakfast.

Health and Fitness Required:

Health is the most important part of traveling or trekking. One must possess good physical condition before and while commencing Himalaya’s tour. If you don’t have any trekking experiences better grab one or be physically prepare for the trek. Before commencing adventurous trek you can commence a short hike, cycling or a short walking tour, this may help you a lot throughout the trek.

The highest height you will reach on this trip is 5545m from the sea level. The walk may be ups and down passing various villages, high land, wilderness and much more difficult and rough trail.

We strongly advise travelers to consult with your medical doctor before travelling and do the regular check up of your health and report us while booking a trip with us.

Guide and Porter:

Trained, license holder, English speaking, honest and friendly...

Our porter are fully equipped and insured for each trip they are responsibility with us. As you know that we are very honest with the porter issues and their condition while on trek thus we make sure that our porter are fully prepared for the trip. We are closely working with international porter Progress Association for the welfare and befit for the touristic porters.

It is our company’s management system; the maximum load carried by our porter is 20 to 25 KG so be sure that your trekking bag is not loads more 20 KG.

Travel Insurance:

One of the most important factors of trekking is the travel insurance. To be sufficiently protected in terms of insurance, you will need specialized travel insurance for participation in risky activities.

Your travel insurance policy must be covers emergency evacuation, trip injury, lost baggage, medical treatment and expenses, theft, liability is recommended. Make sure the insurance covers all the activities that you will be undertaking your stay in Nepal such as trekking and climbing including others trip.

Group Size:

We organize any route of Nepal trek with fix departure basis or private trip, the minimum group size would be two and maximum group size is ten of more on request. We can also organize private trip to solo person with single supplement cost. Else, join our estimated group departure dates available online market or ask us with your personal suitable flexible dates, we will open group date on the same date.

How to Book Your Trip with Us:

While if you are interested to trek or tour the natural and cultural beauty of Nepal you must go through online product.

If you have gone through online product and want a booking, write and ask the information or phone us on our phone number for the trip booking confirmation.

To be very clear understanding about the trip services we have also online trip booking. Once your trip booking request reached to us, sincerely we will suggest you the final trip booking procedure with advance payment of the trip, Non-refundable deposit of 20 percentage (per person) is required to confirm a place on your selected adventure Nepal activities.

Please feel free to contact us in relation to any questions you may have regarding our trip booking process.

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