13 days Everest Base Camp trek

Everest Base Camp trek

13 days Everest base camp trek is an epic journey to the lap of the world’s highest peak Mount Everest. You can explore Sagarmatha national park, the Sherpa lifestyle, and beautiful nature.

Trekking to Everest base starts from Kathmandu to Lukla flight. Lukla airport is known as a dangerous airport and thrilling flight in the world. Trekking to the Khumbu region is one of the touristic attraction places all the way trail passes through the amazing view of the world’s tallest mountains. Sunrise Adventure trek is one of the renowned trekking companies for your Everest base camp trek. Nepal is the home of over 1300 mountain peaks which are famous for trekking and climbing from all over the world. Trekking passes through the Dudhkosi River enjoying the great nature and beautiful suspension bridges.

Trekking passes through Phakding, Manjo, main entrance of Sagarmatha National Park, and finally reach Namche Bazar the trade hub of the Khumbu region. However, you will have an extra day acclimatization is better to recommend n Namche to digest high altitude. You can see the Mount Thamserku, Kusum Kangaru, Kwangde are the main attraction of Namche.

Next, continue trek to Tenbouche enjoys the oldest Tenbouche monastery. Amazing view of Mt Amadabalam, Mt. Everest, Nuptse, Lhotse on the way to Dingboche. Extra day acclimatization is significant in Dingboche and the next day hiking to Nagarsha hill and explore surrounding mountain peaks. trek to Lobuche and overnight and finally next day trek continue to Gorakshep and trek to Everest base camp and hiking to Kalapathar (5545 m) to the close view of massif Mt. Everest. Enjoy the amazing sunrise and sunset view of Mount Everest from Kala Patthar which is the mesmerizing attraction of the EBC short trek.

Food, drinks, and accommodation

There are various types of accommodation like a tea house, lodges, luxury lodges are available on the trek. So accommodation part you have to confirm before you book the trek. Food and drinks are next important during the Everest base camp trek.

Moreover, you can get varieties of cuisines during your EBC trek. Likewise, you can get macaroni, chowmein, Pizzas, parathas, Dal Bhat, Indian food, Chinese food, Continental foods are normally on the Everest trek. You can use boil water, bottled water, or tap water and during the trek. Beverage and drinking water cost extra have to bring extra money for the drinks items.

Difficulties and Physical Fitness

Everest base camp is difficult to trek so physical and mental fitness most significant for the trekkers. Few months before physical exercise or jogging ascending and descending stairs, some hiking is better to support for Everest base camp hike.

While you feel difficulty and feel AMS first use of aid medicine and descending and extra accommodation makes easy your trek. While you feel difficult can choose the short Everest base camp trek as the best option.

 

Best time for Everest Base Camp trekking

The highest season for Everest base camp trekking is Spring( March to May) and autumn (September to November). During this peak, season the weather looks fantastic, also can see the massif sunrise and sunset views of the mountains and nature. Even there is a rare chance of a flight cancellation. Monsoon (June July and August) is cloudy and raining and winter (December, January, and February) is cooler and frozen of ice even a few people can do Everest trek in monsoon and winter too.

Those trekkers who like to avoid crowded can do this trek in winter and monsoon but need to passion about the good weather for the Kathmandu Lukla Kathmandu flight. Monsoon and winter there are few chances of a daily flight to Lukla due to the weather problem flight can’t operate on time.

Overview

Day 1: Arrival in Kathmandu (1350m).

Day 2: Kathmandu – Lukla Flight (35 min) & Lukla / 2850m – Phakding Trek (866ft., 2640m.): 3 – 4 hours– B.L.D

Day 3: Phakding – Namche Bazaar trek (3440m., 11319ft.): 5 – 6 hours– B.L.D

Day 4: Acclimatization in Namche Bazaar– B.L.D

Day 5: Trek to Tengboche(3860m., 12694ft.): 6 – 7 hours– B.L.D

Day 6: Trek to Dingboche (4410m., 14300ft.): 5 – 6 hours– B.L.D

Day 7: Trek to Lobuche (4910m., 16207ft.): 5 hours– B.L.D

Day 8: Trek to Everest Base Camp then Back to Gorakshep– B.L.D

Day 9 : Hike to Kalapatthar (5550m., 16962ft.): 2hr 30min then trek down to Periche (4200m.): 7 hours– B.L.D

Day 10: Trek back to Namche Bazaar (3441m.): 6 hours– B.L.D

Day 11: Trek to Lukla: 7 hours– B.L.D

Day 12: Fly back to Kathmandu– B.D

Day 13: Farewell & Departure– B

Note (meals included: B.L.D = Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner)

Itinerary

Day 1
Arrival in Kathmandu.

Altitude: 1,350m/4,428ft – Welcome to Kathmandu, the capital of Nepal! Our airport representative will welcome you and give short brief and further details of the trip program. Overnight stay in the hotel. ( But nowadays need to fly Lukla from Ramechhap due to Kathmandu airport is construction)

Day 2
Kathmandu – Lukla Flight (35 min) & Lukla / 2850m – Phakding Trek (866ft., 2640m.): 3 – 4 hours– B.L.D

Meet up with the Sherpa guides and porters before heading towards Phakding. The porters’ loads are organized here, in Lukla. The journey passes through Dudh Koshi (“Milk River”), and finally reaching to Phakding.

Day 3
Phakding – Namche Bazaar trek (3440m., 11319ft.): 5 – 6 hours– B.L.D

Namche Bazaar is the main administrative and trading center for the Khumbu region. With the inclusive of magnificent forests of blue pine, fir, juniper, and rhododendron as well as the first view of Everest, it helps you to control the anticipation of the thrilling journey.

Day 4
Acclimatization in Namchhe Bazaar– B.L.D

To adapt to the altitude and new surroundings we acclimatize in Namche Bazaar. We spend the day hiking by enjoying the scenes of mountains and sunrise and sunset in Khumbu Peak. Besides that, you will either be taken to explore Thame Monastery or Khumjung village.

Day 5
Trek to Tengboche(3860m., 12694ft.): 6 – 7 hours– B.L.D

The trek from Namche to Tengboche is unbelievably stunning, Far below is the Dudh Koshi and Thamserku, Kantenga, Ama Dablam, Lhotse and Everest rises in front. Woods, Rhododendron Forest, Mani Walls, Chorten (Stupas), and suspension bridges across the rivers make this a lovely walk.

Day 6
Trek to Dingboche (4410m., 14300ft.): 5 – 6 hours– B.L.D

Continue trek to Dingboche. From Dingboche we can enjoy the scenic views of Ama Dablam, Dingboche is the only place in the region where barley is produced. Tame pheasants are regularly seen in this area.

Day 7
Trek to Lobuche (4910m., 16207ft.): 5 hours– B.L.D

The ascent towards Everest Base Camp continues through Alpine meadows and summer yak pastures towards the end of the moraine of the Khumbu Glacier. At the moraine, there are stone monuments to six sherpas who died in an avalanche, as well as monuments to other climbers. From here, it is a steep, tough climb towards the village of Gorak Shep. Continue on towards Lobuche, where the view is straight towards Nuptse and the sunset is truly magnificent.

Day 8
Trek to Everest Base Camp then Back to Gorakshep– B.L.D

The higher altitude makes this day’s trekking quite challenging. The Changri Glacier looms ahead as the trek heads for Gorakshep, a small, usually frozen, lake, by lunchtime. Relax and get adjusted to the altitude before the attempt to reach Everest Base Camp.

Day 9
Hike to Kalapatthar (5550m., 16962ft.): 2hr 30min then trek down to Pheriche (4200m.): 7 hours– B.L.D

You can see a different view of Everest today, with a trek up to Kala Pattar. Known to have the best views of Everest, this is a challenging trek, but worth it on a clear day. Begin the descent from Kala Pattar, heading for Pheriche. This is not the most challenging of hikes, but the altitude can make the many uphill sections below Gorakshep seem tough. Stop to look around; the views are quite spectacular.

Day 10
Trek back to Namche Bazaar (3441m.): 6 hours– B.L.D

Today we trek back to Namche which takes us around 6 hours. Enjoy the surroundings and meet local peoples.

Day 11
Trek to Lukla: 7 hours– B.L.D

The final day of our trek returns back to Lukla. Relax after the rigorous adventure and reflect on the challenges just undertaken.

Day 12
Fly back to Kathmandu– B.D

We take the short flight back to Kathmandu, where the rest of the day is free for shopping, sightseeing, or relaxing in one of the many rooftop cafes. Around the evening join a special dinner program.

Day 13
Day 13: Farewell & Departure– B

Today is the departing day, we wish you a great journey ahead or you can join us for another thrilling adventure.

Cost Includes and Excludes

Cost Includes

  •  All airport pick up and departure
  •  All transportation two-way flight ticket -fly Kathmandu to Lukla & Fly out from Lukla to Kathmandu and drive in jeep, van, bus during trips
  •  2/3 star category hotel in the city with breakfast basis & nice trekking lodge during trekking
  •  Whole accommodations during trips
  •  We will provide sleeping bag & down-jacket during the trek if you need
  •  3 meals during trekking as mention in the itinerary (Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner)
  •  First aid medicine item, Oximeter
  •  Some seasonal fruits
  •  Our T-shirt & Trip achievement certificate
  •  Trekking permit & TIMS card (Trekking Information Management System)
  •  Guide and porter their salary, accommodation, meals and insurance (for 2 guest 1 Sherpa porter)
  •  One special farewell dinner program
  •  Our government tax official expenses

Cost Excludes

  •  Extra meals in the Kathmandu & your personal expenses, drinks and dessert items, during trekking, hot shower bills etc
  •  Your international air ticket & travel insurance
  •  Tips for the guide and porters
FAQ

1. How difficult is the Everest Base camp trek and how can I Prepare?

Trek to Everest Base Camp is a challenging and life-changing experience that can be attainable by many people nowadays. Our company provides you with an expert guide and porters with having good travel insurance. As altitude is one of the main reasons for sickness, people with very weak ankles, knee, hearts and lungs will not be appropriate for such trekking. About 2/3 months of some exercise will better help your Everest base camp hike.  It’s not just like a walk around the park; there are numerous ups and downs during trekking. So, you should be well prepared for trekking to Everest Base Camp.

2. What about the safety measurements and altitude sickness do the guides and porters have their insurance in EBC trek?

Worrying about safety measurements? Our guides having long experience are much professional for handling such issues with various means of safety measurements. For common health issues like headache, common cold, diarrhoea, vomiting, we provide you with first aid medicines. In case of being sick in the mountain, Sunrise Adventure Trek will make proper arrangements for rescue by helicopter, for this, you should have better travel insurance even we will also acclimatize your body for better rest. If our guide and porters may suffer from sickness, they have also travel and medical insurance and we will also rescue them by helicopter.

3. What about the weather conditions and Lukla flight?

Firstly, we have to take a flight to Lukla in the morning then we start the trek from Lukla but sometimes due to the air traffic and weather problems, the flight may be delayed or cancelled. Due to the uncertainty of the Lukla weather, we are not sure about the untimed flight. If there will be frequent weather problem, we do arrange a flight by helicopter chopper and for this, you have to pay additional or need to wait for extra days for the lukla flight.

4. What about guide & porter, do they have well training?

Sunrise Adventure treks all guides, Sherpa, are trained. Guides and potters provided to our guests had complete accomplishment of several types of training required for their professions by the Ministry of Nepal Tourism. Having well experienced in the tourism sector as a guide or potter, make it easy to explain all the information required for trekking and can create a very familiar environment to the guests.

5. What about the communication system during trek?

As all the porters and guides are well certified by the Ministry of Nepal tourism they can easily understand and speak the English language during the trek. On the other hand, we can also provide you with guides and potters according to your own understanding of language. Our guides and porters have a cell phone to contact and some places may have satellite and cell phone to contact.

6. Do I need to give tips to guiding potter and if how much?

It’s difficult to mention tipping, but normally people can give a minimum 10% of their total payment to the guide and porter. Likewise tipping given as your happiness and satisfaction.

7. What is the limitation of weight to Lukla flight and where do I store my extra bags?

You can carry 10 kg luggage plus 5 kg handbag so total 15 kilograms and if you want to carry more than the limit you have to pay extra charges. You can keep your extra bags in your hotel or Sunrise Adventure treks office in Kathmandu.

8. What kind of food, drinking water and accommodation do we have on EBC trek?

Trek to Everest Base Camp with Sunrise Adventure Trek includes trekking lodges or guest houses as accommodation with twin bed sharing room, if you are in a group and if you are a solo traveller, you need a private room will have cost extra. Regarding meals, we will have some options to choose from like continental foods, Italian, Indian and Chinese, Nepali Dal Bhat cuisine etc. For drinking water, you can buy mineral bottles or safe drinking water, boil water from the hotel either you can bring water tablets and use normal water. Therefore you have to bring extra cash for the beverage and drinks items on the trip.

1. Food, drinks, and accommodation on Everest Base Camp trek

There are various types of accommodation like a tea house, lodges, luxury lodges are available on the trek. So accommodation part you have to confirm before you book the trek. Food and drinks are next important during the Everest base camp trek.
Moreover, you can get varieties of cuisines during your EBC trek. Likewise, you can get macaroni, chowmein, Pizzas, parathas, Dal Bhat, Indian food, Chinese food, Continental foods are normally on the Everest trek. You can use boil water, bottled water, or tap water and during the trek. Beverage and drinking water cost extra have to bring extra money for the drinks items.

2. Difficulties and Physical Fitness of Everest Base Camp trek

Everest base camp is difficult to trek so physical and mental fitness most significant for the trekkers. Few months before physical exercise or jogging ascending and descending stairs, some hiking is better to support for Everest base camp hike.
While you feel difficulty and feel AMS first use of aid medicine and descending and extra accommodation makes easy your trek. While you feel difficult can choose the short Everest base camp trek as the best option.

3. Best time of the Year for Everest Base Camp trekking

The highest season for Everest base camp trekking is Spring( March to May) and autumn (September to November). During this peak, season the weather looks fantastic, also can see the massif sunrise and sunset views of the mountains and nature. Even there is a rare chance of a flight cancellation. Monsoon (June July and August) is cloudy and raining and winter (December, January, and February) is cooler and frozen of ice even a few people can do Everest trek in monsoon and winter too.
Those trekkers who like to avoid crowded can do this trek in winter and monsoon but need to passion about the good weather for the Kathmandu Lukla Kathmandu flight. Monsoon and winter there are few chances of a daily flight to Lukla due to the weather problem flight can’t operate on time.

4. What about communication system during trek?

As all the porters and guides are well certified by the Ministry of Nepal tourism they can easily understand and speak the English language during the trek. Guides and porters have a cell phone to contact. On the other hand, we can also provide you with guides and potters according to your own understanding of your native language but it may cost a bit extra cost.

5. What is the limitation of weight to Lukla flight and where do I store my extra bags?

You can carry 10 kg luggage plus a 5 kg handbag for the Lukla flight is included in the air ticket. If you want to carry more than the limit you have to pay extra charges. You can keep your extra bags in your hotel or in our trekking office in Kathmandu.
Likewise, sometimes due to bad weather Lukla flight may be late or postpone. Thus, Luka flight is depending on the weather therefore in this situation you can also flight by helicopter but need to pay extra. So if you have an extra day, is better.

6. What about guide & porter, do they have well training

Our Guides and potters provided to our guests had complete accomplishment of several pieces of training required for their professions by the Ministry of Nepal Tourism. Having well experienced in the tourism sector our guide or potter makes it easy to explain all the information required for trekking and can create a very familiar environment for the guests.

All our guides and porters are from a local base and have well experience.

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13 days Everest Base Camp trek
From $1,200.00
per Adult
From $1,290.00
per Per Person

Trip Facts

  • Trekking
  • Everest Region
  • 5550 meter
  • Kathmandu
  • 6 to 7 hrs