Everest Base Camp Trek - 15 Days

  • Destination: Nepal
  • Duration: 15 Days
  • Trip Grade: Strenuous
  • Cost start: US$ 1190 (P/P)
  • Accomodation: Tea house/lodge
  • Trip Style: Trekking/hiking
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About Trip:

The 15-day Everest Base Camp Trek in eastern Nepal is one of the most spectacular and iconic hikes of all, with trekkers from all points of the compass gravitating towards the natural allure and legend of the world's highest (8848 m) and most famous peak. It's an experience that encompasses more than just mountains, as the trek offers a golden opportunity to observe the region's mix of classic Tibetan and Sherpa cultures, a host of regional dialects, and the deeply devoted Buddhist beliefs of the region. Throw in a slew of waterfalls and perfect scenery, abundant wildlife, Khumbu Glacier, and of course the majestic presences of Everest and Lhotse, and you have the makings of one of the most remarkable treks in the country.

Synonymous with the name of Everest — other than Hillary of course — has always been the name of the people most closely associated with the mountain and its conquest, the Sherpas, a hardy people of cheery disposition, resolute manner, and boundless reserves of energy, with a capacity for carrying stunning loads up the steep and hazardous slopes that frequently amazes visiting climbers. Starting with the most famous of all, Tenzing Norgay, they have gradually shifted from basic support roles on climbing expeditions through the years to a complete mastery of the mountains, with some like Kami Rita Sherpa assuming iconic status within the country in recognition of climbing Everest over twenty times.

The Everest Base Camp Trek's ultimate goal isn't just about the imposing presence of Everest and Lhotse though, as the area hosts an amphitheater of impressive mountains that include popular climbing peaks such as the extraordinary Amadablam, as well as the trekking peaks of Lobuche East, Lobuche West and Island Peak. Encompassing virtually all of the area is the UNESCO-listed Sagarmatha National Park, one of the most remarkable wilderness areas in the world with its mixture of soaring peaks, glaciers, rivers and forests, as well as being home to a wide variety of flora and fauna that includes black bear, musk deer, snow leopard, and red pandas. Most impressive of all perhaps is that over two thirds of the park's area of 1148 square kilometers lies at an altitude of 5000 meters or higher, a truly astonishing fact.

Within the park's boundaries also lies one of Nepal's most famous monastery of all, Tengboche, renowned as the destination of all climbers to the region since the days of Hillary, with each expedition seeking the protective blessing of the Lama before moving on to attempt a climb. Our trek through the area allows plenty of scope to pay the monastery a rewarding visit.

So, if you're looking for an adventure that includes beholding the roof of the world, taking in the scenic and natural wonders of one of the great national parks, and basking in the rich and gentle culture of the local inhabitants, get in touch with our staff and let Nepal Trekking Experts organize you visit to Everest Base Camp. For more detailed information feel free to also consult our highly informative blog on Everest.

PERMITS

Typically we enter Sagarmatha National Park from Monjo, which is where trekkers can obtain permits for the park. Tims card are also required, which we can obtain from the TAAN office or which individual trekkers can obtain independently from the Nepal tourism board. It cost 3000 rupees for National park and 2000 rupees for Tims Card.

Trip Highlights

  • Taking in the glory of towering peaks such as Everest, Lhotse, Makalu, Amadablam, Nuptse, Pumo Ri and other giants of the region, as well Khumbu Glacier
  • Stunning sunsets and panoramic views from Kala Patthar
  • Visiting historic Everest Base Camp, home to a host of legendary tales and climbers
  • Experiencing the mixture of Tibetan and Sherpa culture, as well as monasteries such as Tengboche
  • Visiting the historic and intriguing Namche valley and the weekend market, the hidden valley of Khumjung, Everest View Hotel

 

Outline Itinerary

Day 01: Welcome at airport and transfer to your Hotel.

Day 02: Free day for final trekking preparation.

Day 03: Kathmandu to Lukla by scenic mountain flight and trek to Phakding (2610m, 4/5 hrs).

Day 04: Phakding to Namche Bazaar (3440m, 6 hrs).

Day 05: Acclimatization day in Namche.

Day 06: Namche to Tengboche (3870m, 5/6 hrs)

Day 07: Tengboche to Dingboche (4410m, 6 hrs).

Day 08: Another acclimatization day.

Day 09: Dingboche to Lobuche (4940m, 6 hrs).

Day 10: Lobuche to Gorak Shep (5140m, 7 hrs) then hike to thrilling Everest Base Camp 5364m and back to Gorak Shep for overnight.

Day 11: Early morning hike to Kala Patthar (5550m), then descend to Pheriche (4280m, 5/6 hrs).

Day 12: Pheriche to Namche(3440m, 7 hrs).

Day 13: Namche to Lukla (2840m, 7hrs).

Day 14: Lukla to Kathmandu by flight then enjoy with final shopping, drinks, meal etc.

Day 15: Departure

Trip cost includes/excludes:

  • Complimentary airport pick up and drop off
  • Complimentary welcome dinner
  • Two night stay on arrival in Kathmandu in standard hotel with breakfast included (twin share basis)
  • All necessary trekking permits such Sagarmatha National park, TIMS card, etc.
  • Flights to and from Lukla
  • All accommodation during trek
  • Three meals a day during the trek
  • Fresh fruit each day if and when available
  • Complementary  duffel bag/agency T-shirt
  • Government registered and first-aid trained professional local guide who speaks English
  • First-aid kit
  • Staff insurance, meals, accommodation, equipment, transportation etc.
  • Rescue arrangements if necessary
  • Agency service charge and government tax/VAT
  • Certificate of achievement
  • International airfare and Nepal visa fee
  • Lunch and Dinner in Kathmandu
  • Personal Insurance, personal expenses, loss of property and theft etc.
  • Sightseeing costs (temples, monasteries, etc)
  • All beverages, snacks, and additional expenses such as laundry, hot showers, battery charging, Wifi, etc
  • Tip to staff 

Note:- Above itinerary is just a guideline. If you are not satisfied please feel free customize your own & contact us.

Detail Itinerary

Day 01Welcome at airport and transfer to your Hotel.

Welcome at airport and transfer to your hotel. An introduction to your trekking program then the rest of the day at your leisure to enjoy the sights, sounds and culture of Kathmandu.

Day 02Free day for final trekking preparation.

Day 03Kathmandu to Lukla by scenic mountain flight and trek to Phakding (2610m, 4/5 hrs).

Day 04Phakding to Namche Bazaar (3440m, 6 hrs).

Day 05Acclimatization day in Namche.

Day 06Namche to Tengboche (3870m, 5/6 hrs)

Day 07Tengboche to Dingboche (4410m, 6 hrs).

Day 08Another acclimatization day.

Day 09Dingboche to Lobuche (4940m, 6 hrs).

Day 10Lobuche to Gorak Shep (5140m, 7 hrs) then hike to thrilling Everest Base Camp 5364m and back to Gorak Shep for overnight.

Day 11Early morning hike to Kala Patthar (5550m), then descend to Pheriche (4280m, 5/6 hrs).

Day 12Pheriche to Namche(3440m, 7 hrs).

Day 13Namche to Lukla (2840m, 7hrs).

Day 14Lukla to Kathmandu by flight then enjoy with final shopping, drinks, meal etc.

Day 15Departure

Read Reviews

Rated 5/5 based on 2 reviews

Everest Base Camp

Everest Base Camp

Rating:  

I started my base camp with a tour guide with the the Nepal Trekking experts, named Raj. This guy is arguably someone that i would most importantly consider a friend and tour guide. For the majority of the time, he spent everything with a customer who was not physically capable of making it to base camp, however he reassured her and made sure she made it to the end and as an end result she was unbelievably grateful. This to me was impressive, given going to base camp is not the cheapest in journey in the world. Even though the trip is a total of 12 days walking, he made it feel like a walk in the park :) I'm not the biggest fan of giving reviews, however Raj considers people like family, not as a customer - he is extremely customer service focused and takes his job extremely seriously. I was lucky enough to meet his family, (including his wife and children) and confirm he is a true gentleman. If you ever go to Nepal, i highly recommend Raj - a man with a big heart and knowledge of the himalayan mountains that are greater than you can imagine. Thanks, Iain

, Australia

The BEST Himalaya guide

The BEST Himalaya guide

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My name is Bill and I have just returned home after trekking in the Everest region on the Himalayas. My guide was none other then my Himalayan Sherpa himself mr Rajesh. When you arrive in Nepal and walk thamel looking for a trekking company it is such an incredibly difficult choice to choose which company to use. I finally settled on Nepal Trekking Experts company as I was drawn to the very friendly and extremely knowledgable staff there. This is because there is no "boss" as such but the company is owned by a group of actual guides. This makes a massive difference. Rajesh spoke perfect english and his knowledge was impeccable. Every and I mean EVERY mountain in the region he knew the name of and the exact hight and even the difficulty of climb. I am personally more into mountain climbing then trekking, however I went on my trip to get an up close view of mountains that I one day wish to summit, and it was so amazing to have such a knowledgable guide as it made the trip so much more special. Even the other people whom where trekking with different companies said to me how much they liked my guide and how he was better then theirs. I feel externally lucky to have been able to take the himalayan Sherpa, mr Rajesh as my guide and am proud to be able to call him my friend now. I will 100% be using Rajesh from Nepal Trekking Experts again for my return trips to the Himalayas. Thank you Nepal Trekking Experts and especially thank you to my guide and friend Rajesh! See you soon. Visited June 2014

, Canada

Useful Info

  • Respect the privacy of local people and kindly ask for permission before photographing them or their children
  • Appreciate and respect the local culture and customs
  • For your own personal safety always stay on the uphill side of a trail when being passed by donkeys
  • In landslide zones either traverse them quickly or climb over and around if at all feasible
  • Smoking and drinking alcohol at altitudes above 3000 meters is not recommended
  • Drink a minimum of three liters of water per day
  • Remain aware of symptoms related to altitude sickness and be honest about any signs with yourself and your guide
  • Even when not mandated there are always benefits to using the invaluable services of a guide on a trek

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