14 Days Everest Base Camp Trek Guide | Hike to EBC- Cost & Details Itinerary

Overview

Everest Base Camp Trek (14 Days)

Trek Highlights

  • Namche Bazaar Gateway of Mount Everest
  • Buddhist Monarchy of Tengboche Monastery
  • Views from Kalapathar and Everest Base Camp
  • Beautiful Villages with diverse Culture and Tradition
  • Greenery Forest with verities of flowers and trees
  • Kathmandu City and Lukla.

Overview Details 

The iconic Everest Base Camp trek is one of the most famous treks in Nepal. As the world’s highest peak, Mt. Everest is the well-known place for tourists. It is also known as the highest fascinating adventure mountain throughout the world. It is one of the 6th best-traveled destinations of the mountains due to its natural beauty along with calm, charming, and attractive features. These features make it one of the best vacation destinations among the trekkers.This camp trek is the highest trekking endeavor from where you will get to see the entire Himalayan mountain range which is quite spectacular. This camp is also known as a south base camp with 5,364 meters height. So this camp is one of the most favored places for the trekkers and climbers that gives you an extra satisfaction with the natural scenarios.

The Everest base camp trek is one of the most famous trekking destinations and this destination is visited by 40,000 people every year because of its natural beauty and enthralling locations. Another important and convenient feature of Everest base camp is easy to access to flight, from where trekkers can easily take an air–flight to Lukla and visited Namche Bazar. First-day accommodation at Namche Bazar, second days trek to Dingboche including one-day acclimatization, two days treks to Everest base camp. On the last day, the tourists will reach from GorakShep to Kala Patthar and get an opportunity to have a close view of the mountain Everest. And then to Lukla airport to take a flight to the Kathmandu City.

14-days Everest Base Camp Trek give a details Itinerary make a Short Trek is a great option for travelers who have fixed holiday and traveling time in Nepal

Staying in Nepal for two weeks. Wanted to do the EBC & Kalapathar offers far superior views With highest mountain in worlds It called Mt.Everest 8,848m.In the end of the trip the tourists return to Namche bazar and Lukla airport to take airplane to Kathmandu city.

When is the best time to hike to Everest base camp ( EBC) 2018/2019?

What is the best season to do Everest Base Camp via Kalapather trekking and Hiking?
Spring and autumn two sessions are the best time to visit and hike to EBC. Trekking in these seasons mean clear sky and tolerable temperature during a trek and expeditions too
Trekking and Hiking to Everest Base Camp in spring (March to May)
Spring is one of the best trekking seasons to hike to EBC. Clear sky and moderate temperature aside, spring offers an array of beautiful flowers during a EBC. This includes Nepal’s national flower rhododendron that will make your hike uphill very pleasant.
Spring is also climbing season in Nepal and one can see many colorful tents pitched on the Everest base camp.
In Nepal, spring runs from March to May. However, late May may see some clouds. Mid-March is really the perfect time in terms of weather and April in terms of rhododendron and other flowers during a trek. These are also the busy times trekking and Mt Everest expedition and will most probably be crowded during at trail and guest houses

Trekking to Everest Base Camp in summer/ Monsoon (June to August)

 From June to August is monsoon time in Nepal, though the clouds stay around till mid September but must of time clear weather first of September
Monsoon is not a good time do EBC hike. First, views will be blocked most of the time due to rain clouds. Trails will be muddy. It can rain anytime and the next village could be still an hour away. And, snow fall or snow storm at higher elevations.
Another problem is the delays Ktm-Lukla-Ktm. Flights to and from Lukla can be delayed for as long as a week some time In my guide experience I stuck in Lukla 7 Days from Bed weather. Even buses and jeeps can be delayed. In fact, they can get stuck in the soft mud en route and it is a real hassle.
The only good news is that leeches aren’t a problem in Everest. However, all things considered, it is better to travel to rain shadow areas like, Narphu Valley, Annapurna Circuit, Mustang, Dolpo and Tibet Lasha (Mt Kailash) etc. during monsoon.

Trekking to Everest Base Camp in autumn ( Sep to November )

Autumn is the best and all most crowded season in Nepal Trekking and Travelling, especially October and November. Autumn lasts from September to November.
Clear sky and tolerable temperature are the features of trekking in autumn. Also, by the end of November it starts to get cold. This does not mean that trekking is not possible, just some extra layers for warmth. People have comfortably traveled to Everest Base Camp well into December too.

Trekking and Hiking to Everest Base Camp in winter :

Winter is not a good time, though not as bad as monsoon but it be cold you need warm trekking gear during trek.
The air is drier and clearer in winter and trekking is absolutely possible but it is not as simple as in peak seasons.
It gets very cold at night so a proper down jacket, down trouser and a good quality sleeping bag is a must. Also, expect heavy snowfall at higher altitude.
Most of the lodges will be closed during a winter. But then, plenty enough will be open to accommodate the few trekkers ebc trail who travel in winter. This is because Everest trek is a very popular destination in Nepal.
Permits required to Hike to Everest Base Camp

To do EBC trek, two permits are required

1: New local permit system is enforced and it can be obtained in Lukla. This will cost Rs 2000
(Khumbu Pasang Lhamu Rural Municipality)
2. Everest National Park Ticket: This is entrance ticket to Everest National Park and costs Nrs.3390 (around US $34).

Itinerary

Day01: Arrival in Kathmandu over night Kathmandu.

Day 02: Kathmandu – Lukla – Phakding

Day 03: Phakding – Namche Bazaar (Elevation: 3446m)

Day 04: Acclimatization Day in Namche Bazaar

Day05: Namche Bazaar to Tengboche (3867m)

Day 06: Tengboche – Dingbuche (4481m)

Day 07: Acclimatization Day in Dingbuche.

Day 08: Dingbuche – Lobuche (4930m)

Day 09: Lobuche – Gorak Shep (5160m) – Base camp (5365m)

Day 10: Gorak Shep – Firiche ( 4283m)

Day 11: Firiche –– Namche Bazaar

Day 12: Namche Bazaar – Lukla

Day 13: Lukla – Kathmandu

 Day  14: fly back to  home

Detail Itinerary

Everest Base Camp Day by Days Details Itinerary 

Day 01: Arrive in the Kathmandu
Your journey will start from the Kathmandu Valley. When you arrive at the Kathmandu Airport, our representative will welcome you and he/she will drop you at the hotel so that you can relax and take rest in the hotel. Overnight at the hotel.
 
Day 02: Kathmandu – Lukla – Phakding
The next day, you need to be well prepared for the trek. You should know all the essential factors and places before going to the trek. Lukla is situated at the altitude of 2800m you need to get to the domestic airport of Kathmandu in order to fly to the Lukla. It takes around 35to 40-minute flight from Kathmandu to Lukla. You will get chances to views memorable joined countryside and river valleys below. Not only that, you do get up close perspective of some of the world’s highest mountains by a trip to Phakding. And then you should walk about ¾ hours through the beautiful settlement of the cultural Sherpa village. After an easy afternoon scenic walk, there you will get verities of stander Hotel, Resort and Lodge choose from.
Day 03: Phakding – Namche Bazaar (Elevation: 3446m)
In the third Day, early in the morning after having breakfast you will have awalk through amagnificent forest of Rhododendron with unimaginable views of theriverside. This beautiful treks will take around 5/6 hours from Phakding and end at Namche Bazaar. While passing this long memorable passage you will see and enjoy so many lovely serenity and scenery of blue pine forests, and some other beautifulhills. Then you will stay overnight in Namche Bazaar. (3440m)
Day 4: Accommodation Day in Namche Bazaar
Namche Bazaar is a very famous place for sight-seeing of Mt. Everest and all Himalayan ranges as well as wonderful sunrise and sunset, not only that it is also famous for alocal museum. So early in the morning after having breakfast you will walk around one and ahalf hour to have a wonderful Everest view and sunrise. After afew hours back to the hotel you will take some rest. Then in the evening, you will enjoy the beauty of Namche quaint village and lively markets, where you will get unimaginable hospitality from the local people. Then you will visit thelocal museum and in the museum, you will get chances to see native’s flora and faunaas well as about the history of Mt. Everest.
Day 05: Namche Bazaar to Tengboche (3,867m)
The next trek destination is to Tengboche and it takes almost 3 hours to reach the destination. Tengboche is one of the well-known traditional places and it is famous for its Tibet Buddhist monasteries with Serpha religion and lots monks as well.You will start your treks early in the morning around 8 am, during your journey you will have remarkable views of Mt. Everest, Nuptse, Lhotse, Cholatse, Kantaiga, AmaDablam and Thamserku. You will also enjoy with great Tibet Buddhist monasteries along with Sherpa religion. Buddhist monasteries will open every day at 4o’clock in the evening that every tourist will welcome over there and tourists will enjoy best worship and meditations. And finally, they will have wonderful sunset views from there. (It is 3,900 meter from the sea level)
Day 06: Tengboche – Dingboche (4,481m)
Dingboche is famous for the most beautiful trails with outstanding views of the enormous Mountain and deep valley. It is situated at the altitude of 4,481m. From the very beginning of the trek, you will explore the natural scenarios of the place. Whole day trek will be filled with forests of verities of lush trees such as birch, conifers,and rhododendron. On the way most of the time you will get chance to meet lots of yaks. This charming trail will continue to dip down to Devuche by crossing the Imja River until you reached to Dingboche. There you will see HRA Trekkers and medical assistance in the hotel and let you know about the high altitude information.
Day 07: Acclimatization Day in Dingboche.
Dingboche is a place of thehigh peak from where trekkers will view so many mountains. It will be thesecond day of accommodation throughout the treks. In this day trekkers will hike around 2 to 3 hours to Dingboche to reach in the peak or Chhukung Valley for the wonderful views of Himalayan ranges, special views for island peak and AmaDablam Mountain. Throughout the journey, trekkers will simultaneously follow the invaluable suggestion of guides. Trekkers will stay overnight in the Dingboche.
Day 08: Dingboche- Lobuche (4930m)
 
You will get chance to take a beautiful walk where the mountain such as Cholatse, Lobuche and Pumari lie. Lobuche is situated at the altitude of 4,930m. It takes around 3 to 4 hours for trekking.
 
Day 09: Lobuche –Gorkshep (5160m) – Base camp (5365m)
 
In the 9th day, you will start walk early in the morning around 7am.You need to trek almost 2 hours to reachGorkshep which is situated at the altitude of 5,160m.During the journey, you will have beautiful views of Mt.Everest, Pumori, and other so many Himalayan ranges.In the Gorkshep, you will take delicious lunch and again you will continue your treks to Everest Base Camp.You need to trek around 4 hours to reach Everest Base Camp from Gorkshep, where you can enjoy the spectacular views of the Khumbu Icefall from the world renowned Mt. Everest Base Camp.
 
Day 10: Gorakshep- Fraiche (4,283m)
 
In this day, you need to walk early in the morning around 4 am before having breakfast. Trekkers need to climb around 2 hours with the wonderful sightseeing of Mt. Everest and Pumori to reach Kalapathar. Kalapathar is one of the most famous mountains that gives you the hilarious views of the Mt. Everest behind it. You also can see the phenomenal sunrise from the Kalapathar. After proper exploration and enjoyment in Kalapthar, you need to trek back to Pheriche and you will stay overnight in the Pheriche.
 
Day 11: Friche – Namche Bazaar
 
Your trek destination starts from the Friche to Namche Bazaar. During your trekking, once again you will cross the beautiful, panoramic forests of blue pine and beautiful red rhododendron views.
 
Day 12: Namche Bazaar – Lukla
 
Your final night will be at the Lukla where trekkers will capture all the naturally beautiful views of Mt. Everest along with the other wonderful mountains. They will also enjoy the best Himalayan drinks and local wine with wonderful local foods.
Day 13: Lukla – Kathmandu
 
The next day, early in the morning, you will have to head to the Kathmandu through theflight.it takes around 35 minutes, within 35 minutes you will view all the Himalayan range and Mt. Everest for the last time. After reaching to the Kathmandu airport, you will be taken back to your hotel for the rest and recall all the memories which you were captured in your cameras. Then overnight you will stay in the Hotel of Kathmandu.
Day 14: Departure Flight Back to Say Goodbye and good and safe journey
 
Now finally in the 14th day, it is time to say goodbye and take a flight back to your home keeping all the experiences in Nepal.

 

Include/Exclude

Cost Include

Airport / Hotel / Airport pick up & drop by private car or van. It is depend of the group.
2  nights accommodation in 3 star category hotel in Kathmandu located tourist center, or up to you.
Meals on full board (Breakfast, lunch and dinner tea or coffee each meals ) during the in trekking.
Local fresh fruits like orange, apple, banana and grape etc.
All accommodations during the trek.
Everest trekking map.
Both ways domestic flight from Kathmandu/ Lukla/ Kathmandu with airport tax.
An experienced Government licensed holder guide and porter to carry your luggage during the trek.
Food, drinks, accommodation, insurance, salary, equipment, transportation, local tax for Guide and porter
Group medical supplies (first aid kit will be available).
If you need we will provide you sleeping bag, down jackets, Duffle bag and, if necessary etc from Nepal Planet Treks  Company logo bag with water prof .
All necessary Government paper works and national park entry permits and TIMS Card etc.
Travel & Rescue arrangement.
All government taxes and Vat.

Cost Excludes

Meals yourself Kathmandu (L+D).
Your Travel insurance.
International airfare.
Nepal entry visa ( You can obtain a visa easily upon your arrival at Nepal’s Airport in Kathmandu).
All kind drinks (Alcoholic, hot and cold drinks)
Personal shopping and laundry etc.
Personal trekking Equipment.
Tips for trekking staff and driver. (Tipping is expected, but it is not mandatory)
If do any tour and sightseeing and other activities etc.

Equipment List

Everest Base Camp Trekking Gear Recommended by Nepal Guide Info 2017 /2018
Jeans or slacks
Towel and toilet kit
Underwear
Gloves or mittens
Sleeping bag, warm to 20 degrees F, either down or fibrefill (or you can rent one in Kathmandu)
Parka, down or fibre fill; a ski jacket is ok
Sweater, wool shirt or acrylic pile jacket
Duffel bag, canvas or nylon, without a frame (for porters to carry)
Daypack or rucksack, waterproof, for you to carry
Water bottle 1 liter or 1 quart; be sure that it does not leak
Flashlight
Walking Boot

Everest Base camp Trekking /Hiking Health Insurance Recommended by Nepal Guide Info 2017 /2018
We INSIST that an appropriate insurance policy is taken out which covers travel in isolated and mountainous areas, and which also includes helicopter rescue.
We recommend that you consult a reputable travel agent or insurance specialist.
Health Issues
We recommend that all clients consult their doctor to discuss the health issues associated with their trek. We also recommend that clients bring their own personal first aid kit to supplement the comprehensive first aid kit carried by the Trek Leader
Vaccinations Required
Please ensure that you allow at least 1 month to complete a course of vaccinations. Whilst your personal doctor will be the final authority,
We recommend the following
Poliomyelitis
Tetanus
Typhoid
Rabies
Meningococcal
Immunoglobulin (for Hepatitis A)

How to trek to Everest Base Camp 2017/2018
Mount Everest has captivated intrepid men and women since the 1920s. The exploits of legends such as George Mallory, Sir Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay put the mighty mountain on the map; thousands have followed, making huge sacrifices – many with their lives – in their own attempts to the summit.
 
But today, the trek to Everest Base Camp has become an achievable goal for people from all walks of life who want a glimpse of the world’s highest peak. In 2012, between 35,000 and 37,000 people trekked in the Everest region.
What’s it like trekking to Everest Base Camp?
 
Aside from breathtaking scenery, travellers to the region can experience unique Sherpa culture by visiting monasteries and museums along the way. Days are filled with walking for the sheer pleasure of it, past colorful prayer wheels and across swing bridges straight out of an Indiana Jones movie, while evenings are rewarded with hot food and conversation with like-minded people around the dining-room fire.
The heady mix of natural beauty, fascinating culture and a personal sense of achievement, as well as warm Nepalese hospitality from the people of the Solukhumbu region, makes the Everest Base Camp trek one of the world’s most unforgettable.
When should I make the trek?
 
From March to May and from September to December. It gets hot in May, just before the monsoon season; be prepared for possible rain. December reaches below-zero temperatures but the days are still beautiful and there are fewer trekkers (but remember to wrap up warm in the evenings).
Do I need a guide?
 
The Nepal government is considering making the hiring of a guide compulsory this season, after the disappearances of some lone trekkers and the death of a Belgian trekker in the Langtang region in June 2012.
But the solo trekking ban has been put on hold, so for now it’s still possible to go it alone. But hiring a guide or porter has many advantages: for US$15 to $20 a day you’re giving someone a valuable job and in turn you will learn plenty about the local culture and natural environment.
A trekking company offers the advantage of having everything arranged for you, including airport transfers, accommodation and porters and/or guides and their insurance. You can book before you go with western tour companies, though you’ll pay significantly less by booking in Kathmandu – ensure they’re registered with the Trekking Agencies Association of Nepal (TAAN). For a list of registered companies visit www.taan.org.np. www.nepalguideinfo.com
How do I get in shape?
 
Nothing can really prepare you for the trek’s extreme hills and altitude of up to 5545m. But don’t be put off – people with average fitness can do this trek. ‘Slow and steady’ is the key to achieving, and enjoying, your trek.
Prepare with cardiovascular training several times a week: cycling, swimming, hill climbing and lots of walking. Aim for a five-hour walk once a week. Seek out hills or find a tall building and repeatedly walk up and down the stairs.
What should I take?
 
Pack lightly – aim for 10 to 15kg. Consider your porter’s load before you include that big bottle of shampoo or pair of jeans.
A fleece jacket, down jacket and thermal underwear are a must, as the Himalaya gets cold above 3000m any time of the year. Also take two pairs of long pants, two or three T-shirts (synthetic fabrics – not cotton – that wick away sweat), and another warm jumper or light fleece.
Footwear requires lightly broken-in boots, trekking socks, and sneakers or sandals for evenings. You will also need a raincoat, gloves, woollen hat, sunhat and polarised sunglasses. A good sleeping bag (rated to -20°C/0°F) is essential; if it’s winter, a thermal liner makes it extra toasty.
Opt for travel-size toiletries, including a good sunscreen, lip balm, travel towel and tissues. Baby wipes are handy for days when you can’t shower.
Your first aid kit should include medication for diarrhoea, antibiotics for a chest or sinus infection, and adhesive bandages for blisters. Visit your doctor for Nepal-specific immunisations. Using two 1L water bottles with water purification tablets is a reliable and safe way to drink water – and more environmentally friendly than buying bottled water from lodges.

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