Everest Base Camp Trek

Duration: 14 Days

The Everest Base Camp trek passes through Rhododendron forests, alpine vegetation, river trails and the villages of the Sherpas and rests you at foot of the highest mountain in the world, Mount Everest. Everest is known as Sagarmatha in Nepalese. From the heart-clenching flight to Lukla and views of four among six highest mountains in the world, EBC brings you everything you need for the perfect adventure.

Everest Base Camp trek (5,364m/17,594ft) one of the most popular and challenging trekking destinations in the world, brings you numerous opportunities to see the Himalaya in its full glory and magnificence. Our 14-day long trek to the base camp of the highest mountain in the world comes with an added day for acclimatization. In these fourteen days you will experience up and close views of some eight-thousanders (a group of 14 independent mountains over 8,000m)  like Cho Oyu at 8102m ( sixth highest), Mt.Makalu at 8481m (fifth highest), Mt. Lhotse at 8516m (fourth highest) and Mt. Everest at 8848m( the highest).

The Khumbu region is more than the glory of altitude, you will also get to enjoy views of Nangkhartshang Peak(5082m), Thamserku(6623m), AmaDablam(6856m), Nuptse(7861m), ImjaTse/Island Peak(6160m) Kala Patthar (5,545m/18,192 ft.), Pumori(7161m)and closely observe the Khumbu glacier in this trip. Not only mountains, but you will also get to see the culture and way of life of the Sherpas (the bravest climbers in the world and natives of the region).

Our journey to Everest begins with a flight from Kathmandu to Lukla (2,860m/9,186 feet). It is your first step closer to Everest Base Camp and a very thrilling mountain ride. Since altitude is a significant concern in the Everest, we will make the first layover for acclimatization and rest at Namche Bazaar (3,440m/11,284 ft), a hustling and bustling Sherpa village which is also known as the gateway to Everest.

Everest Base Camp lies in the Sagarmatha National Park (a UNESCO world heritage site) which has a vast variety of flora and fauna and Buddhist monasteries, all of which you’d be passing through in this trek.This journey that leads to the top of the world will fill you with thrill and adventure at first, and with satisfaction in the end. The friendly Sherpas and their villages, yak processions, views of some of the tallest mountains in the world, Dudhkoshi ( River of milk) trail, magnolia and rhododendron forests, and the smell of Himalayan incense paired with morning prayers that echo the region will give you an experience as you’ve never had before.

Everest Base Camp trek brings in more than 40,000 trekkers each year making it Nepal’s most famous trek. Whether it is off the beaten trail, you are looking for or well-established route with all necessary comforts; you can get both in this trek based on what you choose.

If you are a novice trekker in average health and have regular physical fitness, then joining the Everest Base Camp Trek-16 days could be a better option for you. For experienced trekkers who seek a challenge, take them off the beaten path with Everest Base Camp Trek via Gokyo Lakes-18 days, or Everest Base Camp with Three High Passes-20 days trek.

Trip Highlights:

  • Tenzing-Hillary Airport/Lukla Airport:  the airport or the flight isn’t a major part of the trek itself, but it is how the trek starts, with a flight from Kathmandu to Lukla. This small airport in Lukla in Khumbu region of eastern Nepal lies at 2,845m/9,334 ft. and is considered as one of the most dangerous airports in the world due to its situation, the airstrip is built on a hillside on a steep incline.
  • Namche Bazaar: It is the ultimate hub, a marketplace and the most hustling residential part of the Khumbu region. Situated at the height of 3,440 m/11,286 ft, Namche has a bank and a police check post. One can buy everything from Yak meat, trekking gears to cultural artifacts here.
  • Tengboche Monastery: The route to Tengboche Monastery is as scenic as it can get. You can truly experience the abundance of nature in the Sagarmatha National Park region. On your way through pine, magnolia and Rhododendron forest you will come across many endangered animals like Musk Deer, Himalayan Thar and Lophohorous (Danphe, the national bird of Nepal) among many others. Once you reach the monastery the enchantment of sacred Buddhist prayers fills you with spiritual bliss, the tranquility in the Buddhist region engulfs you.For those not looking for spiritual satisfaction, the monastery offers 360 degree panorama view of mountains like AmaDablam (6,812m), Kantega (6,782m) Lhotse (8,516m) and Mt. Everest ( 8,848m).
  • Kala Patthar (5,555m/18,226 ft.) and Everest Base Camp (5,380m/17,600 ft.) The ascent to the tallest mountain in the world, Everest, starts from its base camp which is your ultimate destination in this trip. There are two rudimentary base camps to Everest, south and the North. The most popular one and on Nepal’s side is the south. It is used by climbers as a point of acclimatization before starting their ascent to the top.Kala Patthar (5,545m/18,192 ft.) is the best viewpoint in the Everest region. It lies at Mt. Pumori’s southern face above Gorakshep and is at a higher elevation than base camp. Kala Patthar meaning a big black rock provides a full view of Mt. Everest and the mesmerizing Khumbu Glacier.
  • Himalayan Lifestyle and Sherpa Culture: Trekking in the Himalaya is never only about the mountains, it is about the life you see along the way, culture and the people of the region as well. The people of Everest region are the Sherpas. Majority of Sherpas are Buddhists. They rely on yaks for transport, farming, meat, fur and dairy. The houses here are stone built mostly. Sherpas are known to be brave, kind and friendly. The morning in Sherpa villages start with enchanting Buddhist prayers over Himalayan incense.

Outline Itinerary:

  • Day 01: Arrive in Kathmandu, Rest, and Trek Discussion.
  • Day 02: Fly to Lukla, 40 minutes’ flight and trek to Phakding: Walking Distance. 8km.
  • Day 03: Trek Phakding to Namche Bazaar: Walking Distance. 11km.
  • Day 04: Acclimatization and rest Day at Namche.
  • Day 05: Trek Namche Bazaar to Tengboche: Walking Distance. 10km.
  • Day 06: Trek Tengboche to Dingboche: Walking Distance. 10km.
  • Day 07: Day Trip to Chhukung valley and back to Dingboche: Walking Distance. 9km.
  • Day 08: Trek Dingboche. to Lobuche: Walking Distance. 7km.
  • Day 09: Trek to Gorakshep, hike to Everest Base Camp, and returning back to Gorakshep : Walking Distance. 13km.
  • Day 10: Climb to Kala Patthar and trek to Pheriche : Walking Distance.16km
  • Day 11: Trek Pheriche -Tengboche to Namche Bazaar : Walking Distance. 20km.
  • Day 12: Trek Namche to Lukla : Walking Distance.19km.
  • Day 13: Flight back to Kathmandu.
  • Day 14: Departure from Kathmandu.

Cost Includes

  • Arrival and departure transfer by private tourist vehicle
  • Standard twin-sharing accommodation in a three-star hotel in Kathmandu including breakfast (2 nights).
  • Best available twin sharing Teahouse  or lodge for accommodation during the trek (11 nights). 
  • All meals (breakfast, lunch, and dinner) during the trek
  • Government licensed, English speaking guides trained in wilderness first aid
  • Round-trip airfare between Kathmandu and Lukla including airport departure tax
  • All ground transportation in a comfortable private vehicle as per the itinerary
  • Welcome and farewell dinner.
  • Everest National Park permits and TIMS permit for trekking.
  • Assistant trekking guides walking with the group to support as necessary (1 assistant guide for 4 trekkers)
  • Porters to carry your luggage during the trek (1 porter for 2 trekkers)
  • Staff costs including their salary, food, accommodation, domestic airfare, and medicine.
  • Insurance covering all staff and porters in base camp Kalapathar hike.
  • Down jacket and sleeping bag ( to be returned after trip completion) 
  • Complimentary Adventure Club Trek T-shirt, duffel bag, and trekking map
  • Medical kit (carried by your trek leader)
  • Travel and rescue arrangement (helicopter evacuation is available if needed - at an additional cost)
  • All government and local taxes.

Cost Excludes

  • Nepal entry visa
  • Lunch and evening meals in Kathmandu.
  • Insurance with helicopter evacuation.
  • International air fares/flights (fares and flights can be arranged upon the request).
  • Personal expenses (alcoholic drinks, bottled water, cold drinks).
  • Extra night accommodation in Kathmandu because of early arrival, late departure, early return from mountain (due to any reason) than the scheduled itinerary
  • Personal travel insurance and medical bills.
  • Personal trekking equipment.
  • Tips for guide, porters, and drivers (tipping is expected, but it is not mandatory).

Kathmandu to Lukla Flight Delays

The unpredictability of the weather in mountain areas directly affects the flights to and from Lukla. The Twin Otter planes that are used for transport from and to Lukla are reasonably reliable in good weather conditions. But, the flights may be delayed or canceled due to technical problems and extreme weather conditions.To ensure you stay on your schedule in case the Twin Otter flight cancels or delays too far, we can charter you a helicopter. While the helicopter can fly at the visibility of 15,000m, the Twin Otters require 5,000m visibility, according to Nepal Civil Aviation rules.

You can pay for the helicopter in US cash, credit cards or traveler’ cheques directly to our Kathmandu office. We provide a receipt for the payment which you can present to claim the amount back from your travel insurance company. Helicopter charges range from a minimum of US$500 to a maximum of US$3500. Also, we recommend you land in Kathmandu a day before we start the trek. You have enough time to buy trekking gears and beat off the jet lag. Having a few days extra left after your trek is also an excellent way to ensure you don’t miss your international flight in case of difficulties during the trek which might lengthen your trip. It also gives you a way to beat the flight cancellation to or from Lukla in case of severe weather.

Note: Your safety is of the utmost concern whilst you are traveling with Adventure Club Trek. We will make every effort possible to follow the original itinerary but we reserve the right to change that itinerary if a segment of it becomes a safety issue. Certain mountain regions are remote, natural disasters can happen, weather conditions can decline and there can be illness or an injury. To avoid dangerous situations we may occasionally have to make changes to the itinerary to ensure everyone’s safety. That having been said, Adventure Club Trek will strive to provide you with the best possible trekking experience and to keep your safety our number one priority. In case, the flight delay/cancellation happens at the start of the trip and it goes so long that it disturbs your onward travel schedule, you are free to choose an alternative trip: such a trek in the Annapurna,Langtang, or any other regions.

Pre-Trip Meeting

Prior to all the treks and expeditions, Adventure Club Trek hosts a pre-trip meeting in Kathmandu. The primary purpose of the meeting is to provide an opportunity for individuals to ask questions about the forthcoming trek and to introduce other team members. The meeting covers topics as diverse as personal equipment and acclimatization and usually involves a hike and some skills training. Pre-trip meeting is very important in order to have a better preparation of the trekking.

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Fixed Departures and Cost

The quoted costs are per person but don't include International flights if you are a single person and want to be in a group you can join our fixed departure schedule if the schedule dates are not suitable for you, please contact us, and we will be happy to customize our trips to suit your needs. If any individuals/group don't want to join our other group, we can comply with your wishes and requirements. We are ground operators Himalayan destinations and can arrange your trip to suit your dates and choices.

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PRICE FROM US$ 1297 (Per Person)
Total: US$ 1297
  • Trip Duration 14 Days
  • Destination Nepal
  • Trip Difficulty Moderate
  • Trip Style Tea House Trek
  • Accomodation Hotel accommodation in Kathmandu and teahouses during the trek
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