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Everest Basecamp Trek -14 Days

Trek to Everest Basecamp with a unique Himalayan adventure and captivating vistas of some of the highest peaks on Earth.


Trekking in Everest Region

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Everest Basecamp Trek


Break off the shackles of worldly chores and head on an adventurous trip to the foot of the highest mountain on Earth- Mount Everest (8848m). Everest Basecamp Trek is one of the best trekking experiences in the World with a unique Himalayan adventure and captivating vistas of some of the highest peaks on Earth. This trekking experience in Khumbu region embroils crossing beautiful Sherpa settlement of Namche Bazaar and some of the best viewpoints including the Kalapatthar and Hotel Everest View.

 

The Everest Base Camp trek starts in Lukla, a high altitude transit town in the Solukhumbu region. Taking on the trails traversed by mighty souls who have scaled the Everest, the trek takes to Phakding and then to the famous Sherpa town and Himalayan trade point of Namche Bazaar. The town is a hub for trekkers and mountaineers who diverge onto their destinations spread across the region. Further ahead, this trek introduces a unique Tibetan lifestyle of Himalayan folks while lending a chance to devote to the spiritual side with visits to Tengboche Monastery and more. From Tengboche, the trek ascends through Dughla and Lobuche to reach Gorakshep. An excursion of the Dudh Koshi valley in the Khumbu region is second only to the hike up top Kalapatthar which lends unparalleled views of Mount Lhotse (8414m), Cho Oyu (8188m), Pumori (7165m), Ama Dablam (6856m) and Thamserku (6608m). Then, the ultimate reward of standing tall at the base of Mount Everest is a moment worth all this effort. Majestic snow-covered peaks surround us in all directions as the isolated confines of the Himalayas are a load to the senses. The best months to take up this trek are March-May (Spring) and September-November (Autumn).

 

Danphe Adventure Treks brings you the world-famous Everest Basecamp trek that takes you on a worthwhile adventure into the Khumbu region of Nepal. We offer a host of trips and adventure packages around the country. We also assure you of quality service as our expert team will look after your safety while introducing you to the wonders of Nepal.

Trip Highlights


  • Trek to the Base Camp of the highest mountain on Earth, Mount Everest (8848m).
  • HimalayasExcursion of the Sagarmatha National Park.
  • Experience the Sherpa culture and lifestyle.
  • Panoramic mountain flight from Kathmandu to Lukla and back.
  • Hike up a famous viewpoint of Kalapatthar and witness the exquisite display of Everest.

Everest Basecamp Trek FAQ

What are the visa requirements?

Currently, all the foreign nationalities (except Indians) require a visa to enter Nepal. Visas are obtainable from embassies abroad or on arrival at Kathmandu’s Airport. If getting the visa at the airport be prepared for long queues. You will also need to provide one passport photo and the $50 USD fee for 30 days.

What are the physical requirements?

Everest Basecamp requires you to trek at an altitude of maximum 5600m and up to 5- 8 hours per day, with a small 5-7kg bag. We recommended you to train with long hikes and/or a sport of your choice (e.g. jogging).

How old do I need to be?

There is no age restriction for doing this trip, but if you are under 16 it will better to trek with your parents. You must be health-conscious during the trek.

What is included?

Included:

  • Guides and Porters
  • Transportation (including airport transfers and internal flights to Lukla)
  • Accommodation
  • Permits & national park fees
  • Sightseeing tour in Kathmandu
  • All meal during the trek
  • Seasonal fruits

Excluded:

  • International flights to Kathmandu
  • Food – (while you are in City)
  • Showers on Trek
  • Tips
  • Visa fees (typically $50 USD)
  • Personal travel/rescue insurance
What is the situation with the internal flight?

Flights go from Ramechhap to Lukla. Because of the ever-changing weather, your internal flight may be canceled or delayed for safety reasons. In this instance, your guides will book you onto the next available and safe flight at no extra cost. You will be required to pay for accommodation at the hotel for any additional nights not noted on the itinerary. All local flights (excluding helicopters) are included in the cost of your trek unless otherwise noted. It is important that you provide your passport information at the time of booking in order to process these tickets. Internal flight tickets are issued locally and will be given to you prior to the flight departure.

In the event that the flights are canceled on days  3 and 4 of your itinerary and no helicopters are available, it will not be possible for you to ascend to Everest Basecamp safely and with the required acclimatization stops.

In the unlikely event that the above does happen, the group will be taken on the Annapurna Base Camp trek. This requires no internal flights. Annapurna Base Camp is also a 16-day itinerary which reaches a maximum altitude of 4,130m, starting in the beautiful city of Pokhara.

Can I use a helicopter if I need to?

To be sure that you make your trek, or return from it, it may be necessary to make the flight to/from Lukla by a chartered helicopter. Helicopters can operate in some weather that aircraft cannot. Should a helicopter be needed, it will be at the expense of the travelers. Please seek further advice about this from your insurance provider.

Hopefully, weather delays will not occur, or if they do it will be for a limited time. Should the delays stretch into days and neither helicopter nor flight are a viable option, a collective decision will be made by the group on how to proceed.

What is the accommodation like?

You will stay in the Hotel while you are in the city of Kathmandu, which is like a 3-star category. The hotel has access to showers and intermittent internet.

But while you are in trekking Tea House/lodges are the place where you spend the night during the trek, which is very basic. The room is pretty small with twin sharing and a common washroom. Some places have squat style toilets, whilst others have a western style. Shower does not always offer warm water and most teahouses will charge you for use of a hot shower.

Which meals are included?

Meals will be served as per the menu of the teahouse/lodges. Where you can find a variety of dishes like Indian, Nepalese, Tibetan, Continental, etc, to choose. Tea, coffee, bakery items, snacks, bars eggs, etc can also be found easily.

What currency should I take?

The currency used in Nepal is Nepalese Rupees (NPR). You are unable to get NPR outside of Nepal and therefore you will need to exchange money in Kathmandu. The easiest currency to exchange is USD and Euro. You can also withdraw NPR from the ATM but check with your bank about the relevant charges to do this.

Is there any bank or ATM facility in the Khumbu region?

Yes, there is a good facility of bank and ATM in Lukla and Namche Bazaar.

What kind of problems can arise at a higher altitude?

There is a huge chance of AMS problem i.e. Acute Mountain Sickness problem. It may cause some problems as you trek higher above 3500-meter altitude (11,482 ft.). But don’t worry about that. We have carefully designed our Everest Basecamp trek itinerary with sufficient time for acclimatization and less walking time each day. And our experienced trek guide will be helping you with it.

Do I need insurance before the Trek?

Yes, you need to be insured before the adventure trekking in Nepal from your home country. However, we will be always with you taking care of throughout the whole EBC trek.

What should I pack?

Documents

  • Passport
  • Travel insurance details
  • 2 passport photos
  • Cash USD
  • Credit/Debit Card

Head

One Warm winter hat/beanie.

One Sun hat

1 Headband/buff.

1 Sunglasses with UV protection.

One Headlamp/ Torch with extra batteries.

Upper Body

2 pairs of Fleece sweaters- one light and one heavier

2 pairs of quick-drying long-sleeved base layer shirts

3 pairs of Short sleeve trekking shirts

1 pair of Wind/rainproof Jacket v 1 Down Jacket

Lower Body

One pair of trekking shorts

A pair of trekking trousers

One pair of lightweight thermal bottoms (seasonal)

Two pairs of trekking pants with Ziff off bottoms

One pair of fleece or woolen trousers

Two pair of waterproof pants, breathable fabric

Hands

A pair of lightweight warm gloves

A pair of poly-liner glove

Feet

One pair of trekking boots

A pair of sandals/ trainers (for wearing around the lodges)

One pair of down booties (great for keeping feet warm)

Two pair of thin lightweight inner socks

Two pair of warm woolen or poly socks

Gaiters (only in winter)

Other

One Sleeping Bag

One Sleeping bag liner (optional)

A pair of trekking poles

Water purification tablets/Steripen/Drops

One quick-drying towel

What is the best time of year for Everest Basecamp trek?

Everest Basecamp Trek is possible for the whole year, but the best time to doing this trek is spring season (March to May) and autumn season (September to November).

However trekking in winter season to chance to see snowfall with magnificent views of the mountain, and in monsoon time you will see waterfalls.

Trip Fact


Geography : Hills, Mountains, Forest

Location : Solukhumbu, Everest Region

Trip Grade : Moderate

Duration : 16 days

Max Altitude : 5545m 

Minimun Pax : 2 People

Religion : Buddhism

Ethnic People : Sherpa, Tamang

Accommodation  : Teahouse/Lodge/Camping

Transportation : Private Vehicle, Tourist Bus, Flight

Everest Basecamp Route Map

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Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu| 1300m

After your arrival at TIA (Tribhuvan International Airport), a company representative will transfer you to the trip hotel. You can relax and refresh at the hotel. Later, you participate in a trek briefing at with the other members of the company. Overnight stay at a hotel in Kathmandu.

Accommodation: Hotel

Day 02: Kathmandu Sightseeing and Trek Preparation

Today, you get on a sightseeing tour around the UNESCO world heritage site visit. First off, visit the Swayambhunath Stupa aka. Monkey Temple, the Buddhist stupa on a hill-top is followed by Kathmandu Durbar Square. Later, you head to the Pashupatinath temple and end the day at Boudhanath. You also meet the trek members and guides for a trip briefing. Overnight stay at a hotel in Kathmandu.

Accommodation: Hotel
Meals included: Breakfast
Hours:6

Day 03: Fly from Kathmandu to Lukla | 2840m| and trek to Phakding | 2610m|2-3 Hrs

On this day, you catch a flight from TIA to Lukla. The 30-min flight across hilly terrain takes you to the Himalayas and ends with a thrilling landing at Lukla. From Lukla, you set off to Chheplung village and then to Phakding on a descending trail. Phakding is located in the Dudh Koshi Valley with the river flowing past this village. Overnight stay at Phakding.

Accommodation: Tea house/Lodge
Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner

Day 04: Trek from Phakding to Namche Bazaar | 3440m|5-6 Hrs

An early breakfast is followed by the trek to Namche Bazaar via Monjo village. You enter the Sagarmatha National Park after registering permits. Crossing a bridge over Dudh Koshi River, you follow a trail that runs through the lush green forest along a steep path to Top Danda- a viewpoint with drooling views of Mount Ama Dablam (6856m) and other peaks in Everest massif. Finally, after a short walk from the viewpoint, you arrive at Namche Bazaar. Overnight stay at Namche Bazaar.

Accommodation: Tea house/Lodge
Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner

Day 05: Acclimatization Day at Namche

Enjoy the day off the main trail with an acclimatization day. Namche Bazaar is a perfect getaway from the trails to acclimatize and witness the Sherpa culture. You can hike up to the Hotel Everest View-a viewpoint with a glorious view of Mount Everest (8848m). After lunch, descend to a crossroad before heading on a trail to Khumjung. You complete the circuit with a visit to Khunde village and back to Namche Bazaar. Overnight stay at Namche.

Accommodation: Tea house/Lodge
Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner

Day 06: Trek from Namche Bazaar to Tengboche |3860m

On the trail today, you head up along a magnificent trail and on to a flat land arriving at Kyangjuma. Splitting off the trail to Gokyo, you take the trail to Everest Basecamp. On the steep trail to Tengboche past thick and colorful forest of rhododendron, you can enjoy the views of Mount Ama Dablam (6856m) and cross Dudh Koshi River before starting the ascent to Tengboche. Overnight stay at Tengboche.

Accommodation: Tea house/Lodge
Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner

Day 07: Trek from Tengboche to Dingboche |4410m

In the morning, you can witness the views of a chain of mountains early in the morning from Tengboche. You cross the Imja River over a suspension bridge and climb on to Pangboche. Mount Ama Dablam (6856m) looks grander from this village. There are numerous stupas and Chortens along snow-laden trails. You walk along the Dudh Koshi River and climb up to Dingboche. Overnight stay at Dingboche.

Accommodation: Tea house/Lodge
Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner

Day 08: Acclimatization Day at Dingboche

On the second of acclimatization on the trek, you hike up the Nangkar Tshang peak. This peak, north of Dingboche, is at 5083m which is ideal to get a summit experience with gorgeous views while your body adapts to high altitude. The view of the top peak is delightful and comprises numerous peaks in the Everest range. Enjoying the scenic views, you head back to Dingboche. Overnight stay at Dingboche.

Accommodation: Tea house/Lodge
Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner

Day 09: Trek from Dingboche to Lobuche | 4910m

The day entails trekking through the rough terrain of ill-formed steps and arid land. You cross Thukla and then Dughla Pass (4830m). The ascent to Dughla will be along a moraine filled with boulders. Atop the Dughla pass is Chortens commemorating the lives of climbers who tried climbing Everest. The trail takes you further up and along glacial moraines to Lobuche with views of Kala Patthar and glacial pools. Overnight stay at Lobuche.

Accommodation: Tea house/Lodge
Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner

Day 10: Trek from Lobuche to Gorakshep| 5140m| via visiting Everest Base Camp |5364m

Sink in the beauty of the serene snow-covered landscape as you head for Gorakshep via the Everest Base Camp. A steady climb will take you past 5000m mark as Gorakshep is at 5140mThe trailheads along to the Everest Base Camp diverting from Gorakshep with views of Mount Pumori (7165m), Lobuche (6119m), Nuptse (7861m), surplus to that of the Everest (8848m). After spending a decent time and gathering as many photos for your collection beneath the tallest mountain on Earth, you head back on a trail to Gorakshep past Khumbu glacier. Overnight stay at Gorakshep.

Accommodation: Tea house/Lodge
Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner

Day 11: Hike up to Kalapatthar and trek down to Pheriche| 4240m

Today, you make an early climb to the Kalapatthar to catch a glorious sunrise over the Himalayas. Kalapatthar is a viewpoint for observing most Himalayan ranges in Khumbu including Mount Everest (8848m). After enjoying the views of the glorious ranges in Everest, you head down the Lobuche Pass and Thukla to reach Pheriche. You also pass by the Changri glacier on your way down. Overnight stay at Pheriche.

Accommodation: Tea house/Lodge
Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner

Day 12: Trek from Pheriche to Namche Bazaar| 3440m

The snow depletes as we head to greener pastures on this long day of the hike to Namche Bazaar. Rougher tracks along the ridge carved out in the hills will make up a decent downhill hike with the occasional climb. You cross Pangboche and Imja Khola valley to reach Phortse Tenga. Walk by the Monastery in Phortse and head onto the lush green forest. The trail passes through juniper and pine forest with a hint of rhododendron grooves before heading to Namche Bazaar. Overnight stay at Namche Bazaar.

Accommodation: Tea house/Lodge
Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner

Day 13: Trek from Namche to Lukla| 2840m

Descending from Namche along a trail over the hills, you trek downstream along the Dudh Koshi River. Well-formed stone pavement makes up a great descent with occasional tea houses and curbs side cafes along the way. Crossing the Dudh Koshi River over a suspension bridge, you arrive at Jorsalle. Further head on to Phakding and then descend steeply to Lukla. Overnight stay at Lukla.

Accommodation: Tea house/Lodge
Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner

Day 14: Take a flight from Lukla to Kathmandu| 1300m

You conclude the trip of Himalayas as you catch a flight back to Kathmandu. Gaze at the scenery of snow-capped peaks from the air and reminisce the moment spent in this Himalayan region. On arriving in the valley, you will be transferred to the trip hotel. Overnight stay at a hotel in Kathmandu.

Accommodation: Hotel
Meals included: Breakfast

Day 15: Spare Day (In case of Bad weather) and Farewell dinner

Today is a contingency day, designated so that the trip can stay on schedule even if unfortunate events like bad weather delay the trip. You can take a leisurely stroll around local markets in Kathmandu if nothing of such sorts comes up. Take your pick from a variety of handicrafts and metal crafts for souvenirs. In the evening, enjoy a cultural program followed by a farewell dinner. Overnight stay at a hotel in Kathmandu.

Accommodation: Hotel
Meals included: Breakfast

Day 16: Departure

The 16-day trip in Nepal comes to an end. Accompanied by a company agent, you head off to the airport. You will be transferred at least 3-hours prior to your scheduled departure. Meanwhile, you can make plans for your future trips while you wait to board the flight!

What Included in the cost


  • Airport Pickups and drops in a private vehicle.
  • Hotel in Kathmandu and with breakfast as per the Itinerary.
  • Cultural tour at Kathmandu with Guide in private vehicle.
  • All meals (Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner) during the trek.
  • All Ground and Air Transportation during the Trek.
  • An experienced, English speaking, and friendly guide and Porter (1 Porter 2 trekkers).
  • Salary for the staff including their food, drinks, accommodation, and transportation.
  • All necessary paper works, Conservation entry permits, and TIMS card.
  • An arrangement for emergency helicopter service which will be paid by your travel insurance.
  • Sleeping bag, down jacket and trekking map, if necessary,( to be returned after the trek)
  • All government taxes, vat, and local taxes.

What not included in the cost


  • Nepal entry visa fee. (You may easily issue the visa upon your arrival at Tribhuwan international airport (Kathmandu). You will require 2 passport size photos & 25 USD.
  • International airfare.
  • Your travel insurance (compulsory).
  • Meals in Kathmandu
  • Entry fees for cultural tours.
  • Personal expenses (alcoholic, non-alcoholic drinks bar bills, battery charge, extra porter, boiled water shower, etc.).
  • Tips for guide, porter and driver

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Equipment List

List of Equipments required for Everest Basecamp Trek:

Head

One Warm winter hat/beanie

One Sun hat

1 Headband/buff

1 Sunglasses with UV protection

One Headlamp/ Torch with extra batteries

  Upper Body

Two pairs of Fleece sweaters- one light and one heavier

two pairs of quick-drying long-sleeved base layer shirts

Three pairs of Short sleeve trekking shirts

One pair of Wind/rainproof Jacket v 1 Down Jacket

Lower Body

One pair of trekking shorts

A pair of trekking trousers

One pair of lightweight thermal bottoms (seasonal)

Two pairs of trekking pants with Ziff off bottoms

One pair of fleece or woolen trousers

One pair of waterproof pants, breathable fabric

  Hands

One pair of lightweight warm gloves

A pair of poly-liner glove

  Feet

One pair of trekking boots

A pair of sandals/ trainers (for wearing around the lodges)

One pair of down booties (great for keeping feet warm)

Two pair of thin lightweight inner socks

Two pair of warm woolen or poly socks

Gaiters (only in winter)

  Other

One Sleeping Bag

12 1 Sleeping bag liner (optional)

1 pair of trekking poles

Water purification tablets/Steripen/Drops

1 quick drying towel

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