15 Days Everest Base Camp Trek

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  • Duration 15 Days
  • Trip Grade Moderate To Adventurous
  • Destination Nepal
  • Start/End Kathmandu
  • Style Lodge/Tea House trek
  • Group Size 2+ pax
  • Max Altitude 5364m/17600ft Everest Base Camp
  • Best Time September to December and March to May
All Inclusive PriceUS $1499US $1699
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1 - 1 PaxUS $1799
2 - 4 PaxUS $1599
5 - 9 PaxUS $1499
10 - 20 PaxUS $1399
21 - 30 PaxUS $1299

Highlights

  • An opportunity to be at the iconic Everest Base Camp
  • Be at the Kala Patthar for unparalleled views of Everest, and its surrounding peaks
  • Experience the breath-taking mountain flight to Lukla
  • Immerse yourself in colourful Kathmandu
  • Experience the warmth and hospitality of the Sherpa people
  • An ideal mountain walks into the Sherpa capital of Namche Bazaar.
  • Get hold of an exciting awe-inspiring glimpse of the Khumbu Glacier and Khumbu Icefall.
  • A historical visit to Khumbu’s largest monastery at Tengboche to get a spiritual experience

Why is the Everest Base Camp so popular for trek? Why should I take 15 Days Everest Base Camp trek?

An incredible high mountain of the Khumbu Valley overshadows the famous trek route that leads to the Everest base camp Trek region. It is fondly revered as Sagarmatha by the local Nepalese locals. The iconic summit of Everest sits at an astonishing altitude of 8,848.86 meters (29,029 feet). This means that trekking to the base camp by no means is a simple feat. 

The 15 Days Everest Base Camp trek journey adventure takes us back into time. Sir Edmund Hilary and Tenzing Norgay Sherpa were the first to scale the summit of Mount Everest in 1953. Since then, hundreds of travellers and adventure junkies visit Nepal every year to catch a glimpse of the Himalayas and set an indelible mark in the history books. This exemplary route is penned by many as "the road to heaven," every curve that you come across in the trail is a story of photogenic beauty and class. 

15 Days Everest Base Camp Trek 2022, 2023 - Explore the Everest Base Camp the legends way "world high peaks with interesting names Peak XV, Sagarmatha, Chomolungma and Third Pole"

The 15 Days Everest Base Camp Trekking trail path is an adventurous poetic tale of beautiful forests, Sherpa villages, glacial moraines, and foothills. The seduction of a trek to Everest base camp is too hard to resist. Since ages it has been a plethora for adventure activities for travellers all around the world. It is known to the world for its splendid ups and downs that stretches consistently throughout the 65 to a good 70 mile trek. 

The good thing is that we will be hiking with light day packs en-route supporting the local communities. This trek is for active adventure seekers ready to defy all the odds and not afraid to be there despite the odd difficulties. Moreover our knowledgeable trekking staff will bring you close to local cultures before introducing you to the top of the world.

Trekking Planner Nepal has a highly decorated prolonged history with this region of Nepal. We have been running treks and expeditions since 2000 and started our own company based in Kathmandu. Rest assured that you will always be in good hands with excellent travel advice. Besides that tips on weather conditions what to expect how and where comes naturally to us. We also provide the trekking permits prior to your trekking journey in Nepal. 

Where the Everest Base Camp Trek does actually starts from? 

The 15-day Everest Base Camp Trekking trail journey is not an ordinary tour but a historical journey of a lifetime. This absorbing delightful trekking is a tale of rugged Himalayan trails, embellished snow-capped peaks, snowy glaciers, and Sherpa heritage. It introduces you to some of the world’s highest mountains, including Mount Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse, Ama Dablam, and Cho Oyu.

 Above all, you get to witness the traditional lifestyle of the Sherpas and enjoy their warm hospitality. The Everest Base Camp trekking journey starts with a scenic flight from Kathmandu to Lukla.A brisk 40-minute thrilling adventure flight passing through the Himalayan landscapes, and the mighty mountain ranges is a delight. 
Once you make a touch down at Lukla's renowned Tenzing-Hillary Airport, you will take the trekking trail that leads you towards the bank of the Dudh Koshi River. Moving on you will be walking past several Sherpa villages, including Phakding, Benkar, and Jorsalle. 

After crossing all these villages you will finally arrive at the bustling mountain city of Namche Bazaar. To regain our energy back after a long walk we acclimatizing at Namche. The following morning we continue through to the pine forest that leads us to Tengboche. The tiny hamlet of Tengboche has one of Khumbu’s largest monasteries. The village of Tengboche also offers a stunning view of Ama Dablam, Mt. Everest, and Nuptse. 

Further next you continue your trek to Dingboche, walking past several villages, mani walls, and chortens. Dingboche is another point where we make an ideal stop over after Namche Bazaar. Next we head towards Lobuche. From here the trail becomes a bit drier, and the mountains start to appear very close as we tread and pass through to the ancient stone-walled villages. It is here where we will find adorned stone shrines built in the memory of the dead climbers who had lost their lives.
 As you continue walking you will come across the moraine of Khumbu Glacier towards Gorak Shep. From this very remember as rocky terrains of Gorak Shep, you’ll get the first glance of the Everest Base Camp. Early next morning, is meant for hiking up to the Kala Patthar. This iconic viewpoint at 5545 meters gives you the 360-degree panorama of the high Himalayas. These are Mt. Everest, Nuptse, Pumori, Changtse and so on.

The surrounding peaks are extraordinary as wherever you look you will be bedazzled by each of its chemistry in tune with nature. After spending quality time here we leave Kalapatthar and retrace the rugged route back to Lukla. This marks the end of our legendary 15 Days Everest Base Camp trekking up into the sublime mountains. Come join Trekking Planner Nepal and be a part of this splendid journey. It’s a chance of a lifetime to witness different colours of Himalayas up close like nowhere else in the world. 

How difficult or easy is the Everest Base Camp trekking? Is it the right trek for me?

Everest Base Camp trekking is a trek for avid adventure seekers. It is not an easy task, but not difficult either. The 15-day Everest Base Camp Trek itinerary is designed for novice trekkers who possess sound health with average physical fitness. If you are able to walk up and down carrying some weight on your back then it won't pose any kind of challenges as such. However the key to its success depends upon how good you execute your plans backed by your instinctive drive. If you are not under any prolonged medication or suffer from serious illnesses then you need not worry. In such a case this trek will not only be rewarding but turn out to be the best experience in your life. If you are looking for a bigger challenge or an adrenaline bound adventure then we have multiple thrilling adventures in store of you. We have the off the beaten 21 Days Everest Three pass trekking. For time bound trekkers Swift Everest Base Camp Trekking 13 days would be the one to go for. 

What kind of food do I get to eat during the Everest Base Camp Trek?

You need not worry about your food while trekking to the Everest Base Camp trek with us. We provide a variety of eating opportunities on treks throughout the Himalayas. Vegetarian, vegan, and gluten-free meals can be catered for upon request, and other special diets can be included with prior notice.

Besides that we also take special care about the kind of meals that we serve. As trekking in the Himalayas requires energy hence in our meals we include super foods. This ensures and at all times keeps you fit and healthy while also assisting in acclimatization to high altitude. In breakfast, you get to eat bread, eggs, porridge, cereals like muesli and corn flakes, pan cake, hash browns, fries, chapattis etc. During Lunch and dinner your diet includes some vegetables (limited option), spaghetti, pizza, noodles, sandwich, soup, momo etc. Nepali staple diet “Daal Bhaat” and pickles is very common and can be found everywhere. You can also find simple choices of hot beverages that include different types of tea, coffee, hot chocolate, hot lemon honey etc. In some places, you can also find simple dessert menu that include apple pie, chocolate roll, custard and pudding to have a go at.

Where do we sleep during the 15 Days Everest Base Camp Trek? What is the accommodation like?

Accommodation is always an area of concern and one of the most important things that you need to consider while trekking. During the Everest Base Camp Trek, you will find numerous teahouses, lodges and hotels that provide accommodation facilities. Basically, you'll find twin-basis type of accommodation on the Everest Base Camp trekking trail. Most single rooms offer twin beds with some basic furniture like a small table or a chair. Besides that the beds contain pillow and sheets. Generally all tea houses provide blanket as it will be freezing at night. As you will be heading to one of the most remote places so the importance and know how about accommodation is extremely vital.

Which are the best months to visit the Everest Base Camp?

Generally there are two distinct types of trekking seasons in the Himalayas. The first is during the spring months of (February, March, April and May). These are the months when the weather starts to get pleasant and the ice starts to melt away and the days become longer. The average temperature ranges between 7 degrees Celsius to -12 degrees. This makes it a favourable month for trekking. 

The autumn months of (late September, October, November and December) are equally great for trekking. The autumn season sets in generally from mid-September. The crisp air and bright blue skies along with a clear view of the towering mountains make the scene more alluring while trekking. The average temperature ranges from -10 degrees Celsius to 17 degrees Celsius. 

It is possible to make the journey in January and early September though it’s not frequented by trekkers in numbers.  Ideally the best months starts from March, that spans across till late October and November. However it is always advisable to have extra days in hands. As the weather is unpredictable and their might be weather delays halting your trek forcibly. 

Itinerary

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You will be arriving at the Tribhuwan International Airport, in Kathmandu to take on the Everest Base Camp trek. After clearing the immigration formalities you will be greeted by the representative of Trekking planner Inc. He/ She will transfer you to your destined hotel safely. Upon reaching the hotel room you will rest and relax until evening. In the evening you will be introduced to your trekking guide giving you all important brief on your onward trekking journey. Overnight at the hotel.

  • Accommodation3 Star hotel
  • MealsBreakfast
  • Max. Altitude1,300m/4,265ft

The day starts with a delightful breakfast in the morning. Next you will be visiting the Kathmandu city and its UNESCO Listed World heritage sites. First up is the Swayambhunath temple which is popularly known as ‘Monkey Temple’ among tourists. The major attractions of the temple are Spherical dome, Mani wheels, and holy stupas.  Then we make way towards Patan, the city of festival, feast, art, and culture. 

The main highlights of the tour are Patan Durbar square, Krishna Mandir, Ganesh Mandir, museum that are  architectural master class and  of religious importance. 

Boudhanath is the next one in our extended list. The stupa here is one of the largest spherical stupas in Nepal. It is the most sacred shrine of Buddhists where Hindus and Buddhist pilgrims worship throughout the year.

Finally, we visit Pashupatinath temple, the oldest Hindu temple in Nepal. Non-Hindus are not allowed to enter inside the premises of the temple. 

At   the Pashupatinath temple, we inspect the traditional cremation ceremony from the opposite bank of the holy Bagmati River and lens moments in the camera.  This marks the end of our Kathmandu city tour. We return back to our hotel and prepare for the early morning wake up for Lukla bound flight. 

Overnight at Hotel, Breakfast, included.

  • Accommodation3 Star hotel
  • MealsBreakfast and Dinner
  • Max. Altitude1,300m/4,265ft

We rise early today and head towards the Tribhuwan International Airport in our private vehicle for the Kathmandu-Lukla flight. A dramatic 35 minutes of a scenic mountain flight from Kathmandu leads us to the highest airport in Nepal, the Lukla airport.

At the airport we meet our guides and then follow the trek that descends down to Cheplung and then ascends to Ghat alongside the mesmerizing Dudh Koshi valley with the introductory view of Mt Khumbila (5,761m/18901ft). Eventually, the trail from Ghat takes an hour short inclined walk and reaches Phakding (2,610m/8,562ft). Overnight, stay at Phakding. Overnight at Lodge/Guesthouse.

  • AccommodationLodge accommodation
  • MealsBreakfast, Lunch and Dinner
  • Max. Altitude2,610m/8,562ft

After having our early morning breakfast at Phakding, we trace through the dense forest alongside the Dudh Koshi River and then ascend over a ridge to Benkar. The trail from Benkar descends to Chhumuwa and then to Monjo through rhododendron, pine forest and numerous suspension bridges. Monjo is the gateway to the Sagarmatha National Park.  We get to enjoy the melodious atmosphere of birds chirping and move further crossing the suspension bridge over the Dudh-Koshi River. After walking along the Dudh Kosi River bank from Jorsale, our trail ascend straight and cross high suspension Hilary Bridge over the confluence of Dudh Koshi and Bhote Koshi River. 

Here we will be greeted by astonishing first sightings of the mighty Mt. Everest (8,848m/29,029ft). After witnessing the spectacular view of sparkling Mt. Everest, the trail again winds up for a couple of hours and finally reaches today’s destination of Namche bazar. This is one of the largest mountain cities of the Everest region. Overnight at Lodge.

  • AccommodationLodge accommodation
  • MealsBreakfast, Lunch and Dinner
  • Max. Altitude3440 m/11,285ft

This day is meant both for rest and exploration. In the early morning, we hike up to the Sagarmatha National Park museum. Here we get to know the Sherpa culture, tradition, customs, local flora-fauna, and art. Further, the trail traces to the Everest view hotel, one of the world’s highest hotels in the world.  It is known to provide best views of mountains like Mt. Everest (8,848m/29,029ft), Khumbila (5,761m/18,901ft), Thamserku (6,623m/21,729ft), Lhotse (8,516m/27,940ft) and Ama Dablam (6,812m/22,349ft). After the short hike, for trekkers able to explore more can further head towards Khumjung, Kunde and Syangboche village.

Khumjung and Kunde villages where we visit Yeti headed monastery, Khumjung Hillary School and Kunde Hillary hospital established by Sir Edmund Hillary in the Everest Region. Eventually from Kunde, the trail ascends and drops down to the Syangboche airstrip which offers the spectacular view of Namche village from the runway. Finally, we retrace back to Namche. Overnight at Lodge.

  • AccommodationLodge Accommodation
  • MealsBreakfast, Lunch and Dinner
  • Max. Altitude3440 m/11,285ft

In the early morning, we have our ideal breakfast and begin our trek. At first we follow the path that leads us to the  army camp.  A zizag trail of few hours reaches us towards the Sanasa junction. 

From Sanasa,we descend down to Tashinga enjoying the majestic view of sparkling Ama Dablam (6856m/22,493ft) and few other mountains. The trail from here again descends to the beautiful village with clustered houses, until it reaches Phunki Thanga(3,240m/10,630ft). Here we will get to have our delicious lunch. After the lunch, we eventually follow through the dense rhododendron, juniper, and pine forest and reach at Tengboche for today’s accommodation and meals. In the evening time, we visit the gompa and have a good look at the evening prayer. 
Overnight at Lodge/Guesthouse.

  • AccommodationLodge accommodation
  • MealsBreakfast, Lunch and Dinner
  • Max. Altitude3,870m/12,467ft

As usual after our breakfast today we pass through the stone-paved trail for few minutes. The trail then ascends to Dingboche where we explore the Dingboche Nunnery. This place is known for its Thanka paintings, Mural paintings, and architectural work. 

Pangboche is the next village comes on our way after tracing from Dingboche through the dense forest, arid landscape and moraine boulders. Besides that we get to observe wonderful views of Ama Dablam Peak (6856m/22,349ft) as well. From Pangboche we make an ascent over to the Somare and Orso villages crossing a glacial river.  Then we take a right turn to Dingboche along Imja River. The summer village, Dingboche, is where we take shelter and take refuge. Overnight at Lodge/Guesthouse.

  • AccommodationLodge Accommodation
  • MealsBreakfast, Lunch and Dinner
  • Max. Altitude4,410m/14,467ft

Dingboche is the second destination where we acclimatize to get our body back in shape for further trekking. On this day, a short hike in Chhukung valley is refreshing. In the early morning, we trace the north ridge of Dingboche and climb the Nangkar Tshang Peak (5,616m/18,425ft). The Nangkar Tshang gompa is the best spot for short rest and exploration. From here the stunning view of glorious mountains like Mt. Makalu (8,463m/21,204ft), Lhotse (8,516m/27,940ft), Cho Oyo (8,201m/26,901ft), and Ama Dablam (6,856m/22,493ft) are breathtaking. Finally, after the hike, we return back to Dingboche. Overnight at Guesthouse/Lodgd.

  • AccommodationLodge Accommodation
  • MealsBreakfast, Lunch and Dinner
  • Max. Altitude4,410m/14,467ft

Today is one of the most difficult days as we have to make a steep ascent t from Dingboche to Lobuche. After our breakfast, we trace the trail through rocky boulders to Dusa and climb a ridge to Dughla. With the majestic view of splendid peaks like Taboche (6,542m), Cholatse (6,440m), Ama Dablam (6,856m), Pumori (7,161m), Khumbutse (6,636) and Lhotse (8,516m). We continue our trail all along the moraine glacial formed by Khumbu glacial and cross Thokla Pass (4,830m/15,846ft) where you would see the Everest Clibmers cemetary. Eventually, we walk easy tail for an hour and reach Lobuche. Overnight at Guesthouse/Lodge.

  • AccommodationLodge Accommodation
  • MealsBreakfast, Lunch and Dinner
  • Max. Altitude4,910m/16,108ft

Today is the most important day for every trekker and a day to remember and reckon with. On this day, we summit at the base camp (5,364m/17,598ft) of the world’s highest peak, Mt. Everest (8,848m/29,028ft). The trek is set through to a a narrow mountain gap and above glacial moraine alongside the world’s highest Khumbu glacier.  Following the path that leads through the rocky boulder trail for a good 2-3 hours, we reach the last human settlement, Gorakshep. 
This is from where we will be connected to the trail towards the iconic Kala Patthar. We make an ascend having all our eyes casted on the Mount Everest. Eventually, we reach the Everest Base camp from where we behold the elegant view of scenic landscape, 360° view of Mountains, and Khumbu glacier.  After spending quality time here we retrace back to Gorakshep. Overnight at Guesthouse?lodge.

  • AccommodationLodge Accommodation
  • MealsBreakfast, Lunch and Dinner
  • Max. Altitude5,364m/17,597ft

Today early in the morning we commence the trek from Gorakshep and climb the summit of Kala Patthar. It is one of the renowned places to witness the splendid views of snow-capped mountains and exquisite sunrise view over the Mt. Everest.

Kala Patthar is an excellent vantage point that offers awe-inspiring view of Mt. Everest (8848m), Mt. Lingtren (6,749m), Khumbutse (6,636m), Nuptse (7,861m) and Pumori (7,161m). After the exotic glimpse of sunrise over the mighty Everest, retrace back to Gorakshep. At Gorakshep, we have our breakfast and then resume the return journey down through the previous trodden trail. 
From Gorakshep, we descend down to Lobuche and then towards Pheriche. The village is renowned for the elementary health camp run under the Himalayan Rescue Association (HRA). This health camp provides emergency health service. Overnight at Guesthouse/lodge.

  • AccommodationLodge accommodation
  • MealsBreakfast, Lunch and Dinner
  • Max. Altitude4,230m/13,877ft

From Pheriche, we descend down all along the glacial river and retrace the village Orso, followed by Somare. The trail leads us to Pangboche and then drops down to Imja Khola. From here the trail ascends towards Dingboche and then Tengboche all through to the dense rhododendron forest. Retracing the trail from Tengboche, the trail finally descends to Phunki Thenga (3,250m/10,663ft) and then reaches Namche. Upon reaching here it gives us a feeling of mission accomplished. Overnight at Guesthouse, Breakfast, Lunch, and dinner included.

  • AccommodationLodge accommodation
  • MealsBreakfast, Lunch and Dinner
  • Max. Altitude3,440 m/11,285ft

Today we will leave Nanmche with heavy hearts for Lukla. We follow a descending trail crossing the suspension bridge over the Dudh Koshi River and through dense forest. The trail retraces up to Monjo and then takes a steep descent to Benkar, Ghat, and Cheplung with the wonderful presence of iconic peaks on the background. Eventually from Cheplung, we ascend for more than an hour and reach Lukla. In the evening we have a small party like atmosphere for our guides and porters support in making the trek successful. Overnight at Guesthouse, Breakfast, Lunch, and dinner included.

  • AccommodationLodge accommodation
  • MealsBreakfast, Lunch and Dinner
  • Max. Altitude2,845m/9,333ft

Today, we will return back to Kathmandu from Lukla on a scenic flight of 30-40 minutes untill it reaches the Kathmandu airport.  Next you will be transferred to your Hotel. You will get enough time to rest and overcome tiredness and also check your important belongings. In the evening time, visit the market and indulge in buying souvenirs to take back home as memories. Overnight at Hotel.

  • Accommodation3 Star hotel
  • MealsBreakfast and farewell Dinner
  • Max. Altitude1,300m/4,265ft

The 15th Day of your Everest Base Camp Trek is the last day of your trek journey in Nepal. On this day, the representative of the Trekking Planner Inc. will transfer you to the Tribhuvan International Airport for the final departure. The pick-up will be scheduled as per your flight time so keep your belongings packed and ready.  You will board the flight and take memories of Everest Base Camp trek with you to cherish it forever. 

  • MealsBreakfast

15 days Everest Base Camp Trek itinerary is one of the best designed trek itinerary. This trek itinerary is prepared in such a way that it gives you sufficient days for rest and acclimatization during this trek. Acclimatization is the key to counter varying weather, temperature, and altitude while trekking. This invariably makes this trek perfect for people of all grades. 

The 15 days Everest base camp Trek itinerary is best suited even for the novice trekkers making it an extremely pleasant and breath-taking.

Cost Details

Includes

  • All airport pick up drop by private vehicle (for both international and domestic flights)
  • Welcome/ farewell dinner in an authentic restaurant
  • Double/Twin shearing deluxe accommodation with breakfast at 3 star category hotel in Kathmandu
  • Kathmandu to Lukla to Kathmandu flight with airport departure tax
  • National Park entrance fee and Trekkers’ Information Management System( TIMS card)
  • A highly experience, helpful, knowledgeable, friendly, English speaking, well-trained, Government license holding guide. Price includes his salary, food, drinks, accommodation, transport and insurance.
  • 02 guest to 01 porter with their insurance, salary, food, accommodation and equipment
  • Twin/double shearing lodge accommodation with attached bathroom as possible in the mountain during the trekking
  • Three meals a day; breakfast, lunch and dinner and tea/coffee during the trekking.
  • First aid kit box
  • Trekking Planner Inc’s sleeping bag, down jackets, T-shirt, cap, duffle bags, city and trekking route maps – if necessary.
  • Arrangement of emergency evacuation service (should have insurance for emergency evacuation and will be paid by your travel insurance company)
  • Oxymeter to check your pulse and oxygen saturation and heart rate twice daily during the trek (very useful to check Altitude Mountain Sickness(AMS) symptoms). This helps ensure your trek is in the safest hands possible.
  • All applicable government and local taxes per the itinerary

Excludes

  • Your Nepal Visa fees (should bring small accurate fees in USD and 02 passport size photos)
  • All the International air fare from and to Kathmandu (no need to pay departure tax for international flight)
  • All meals and accommodation in Kathmandu
  • Personal travel and health Insurance, Insurance for helicopter evacuation
  • In case of extra more nights’ accommodation, lunch and dinner in city due to early arrival and late departure as well as early back/return from mountain/trekking (due to any reason) than the given time period of itinerary
  • Your Personal expenses such as ( laundry, baggage charge, phone calls, battery recharge, bar and beverage bill, boiled or bottle water, hot and cold shower, extra porter.. etc)
  • The Tips to the trekking crews and drive
  • Extra expenses due to flight delays, strikes, weather condition or any event out of our control
  • Anything not included in service includes column

Dates & Price

Trip DatePriceAvailability 
Trip DateSeptember 01, 2022End: September 15, 2022PriceUS $1499AvailabilityGuaranteed
Trip DateSeptember 03, 2022End: September 17, 2022PriceUS $1499AvailabilityGuaranteed
Trip DateSeptember 04, 2022End: September 18, 2022PriceUS $1499AvailabilityGuaranteed
Trip DateSeptember 07, 2022End: September 21, 2022PriceUS $1499AvailabilityGuaranteed
Trip DateSeptember 10, 2022End: September 24, 2022PriceUS $1499AvailabilityGuaranteed
Trip DateSeptember 11, 2022End: September 25, 2022PriceUS $1499AvailabilityGuaranteed
Trip DateSeptember 14, 2022End: September 28, 2022PriceUS $1499AvailabilityGuaranteed
Trip DateSeptember 17, 2022End: October 01, 2022PriceUS $1499AvailabilityGuaranteed
Trip DateSeptember 18, 2022End: October 02, 2022PriceUS $1499AvailabilityGuaranteed
Trip DateSeptember 21, 2022End: October 05, 2022PriceUS $1499AvailabilityGuaranteed
Trip DateSeptember 23, 2022End: October 07, 2022PriceUS $1499AvailabilityGuaranteed
Trip DateSeptember 24, 2022End: October 08, 2022PriceUS $1499AvailabilityGuaranteed
Trip DateSeptember 25, 2022End: October 09, 2022PriceUS $1499AvailabilityGuaranteed
Trip DateSeptember 28, 2022End: October 12, 2022PriceUS $1499AvailabilityGuaranteed
Trip DateSeptember 30, 2022End: October 14, 2022PriceUS $1499AvailabilityGuaranteed

Essential Info

Please Note:

Since 2019 October most flight to Lukla and back operates from a Ramechap town Manthali airport, flying in to Lukla from Kathmandu domestic airport or flying back from Lukla to Kathmandu route has been changed by Nepal Government Civil Aviation Authority.

The changes started since April and October 2019 onward, flights to Lukla resume from Manthali town airport which is the main headquarter of Ramchap district Province No: 03 of Nepal.

Where drive from Kathmandu to reach at Manthali airstrip takes approx: 5 hrs which is about 154 k.m. approx 500 miles distance from the capital Kathmandu where drive takes you on B.P. Highway (a newly built tarmac road).

Located towards Dhulikhel town and then continue journey further to Manthali town and its small airport.

Best Seasons for Mt. Everest Base Camp Trekking:

Mt. Everest Base Camp Trekking can be done nearly all months of the year. However, the best time is from March to May, in spring season, and from mid- September till December, months during autumn and pre-winter season.

March to May is lovely time with enough day lights and sunshine. When high hills with forest of tall trees and bush of rhododendron will be in full bloom with other wildflowers, make this trek more interesting and special.

Most days are clear from morning till late afternoon, can get cloudy sometimes with chance of snows around higher elevation, cold in the morning and nighttime (not adding extra wind-chill factors).

Mid-September to December during autumn / fall season where most days are crystal clear from morning till midafternoon but with short day lights, much colder and freezing temperatures in the morning and night as well in shades, away from sun lights (not adding extra wind-chill factors).

Some people might be interested to trek during low season of wet monsoon. Most days are cloudy that obstructs views of peaks, encountering less and few numbers of trekkers during rainy season of Mid

June till Mid-September, but very lush and greens with enough moistures that supports with more oxygen to help acclimatization, days are longer with sunlight due to summer and monsoon season around Nepal and other Himalayan destinations much warmer than other seasons of spring and autumn.

Local Culture and Religion:

Sherpa are the natives of Everest and other higher Himalayan region, the word “Sherpa” comes from Tibetan language. As East for Sher and Pa means people, where Sherpa migrated around high Himalaya of Nepal around Mid-East and Far Eastern Himalaya range from Eastern parts of Tibet.

Way back more than 400 years of history, the Sherpa normally are farmers and livestock herding like cows and yaks interwoven with strong Buddhism religion and fascinating cultures that you can witness walking around villages.

In every Sherpa villages, one can find a monastery, some are older of more than 500 years like the “monastery of Thame and Pangboche villages”, whereas the famous monastery of Thyangboche was much older which was destroyed by huge fire in 1991 and been built to its original shapes.

As you walk from a village to another, you will come across many prayer walls and religious monuments of Stupas (dome), with rows of spinning prayer wheels.

Sherpa men-folks were the earlier pioneers as mountain and trekking guides and still held the post till present.

Accommodation in Manthali Town:

Hotels and local lodge are not up to the standard of tourist class, very basic and simple suitable for local travelers only, where trekkers for flight to Lukla sometimes has to bear with us, if staying overnight at Manthali for flight to Lukla or on the way back to Kathmandu.

The other options will be driving early morning by 2 a.m. in the dark to reach on time for flight departure for Lukla.

Flying back from Lukla time permitting (during morning and mid-day) can travel back to Kathmandu on time.

Please bear with us for above sudden change of notice flight to Lukla instead from Kathmandu domestic airport will be from Manthali airport, Ramechap which will continue till near future.

Important to know for all trekkers flying in and out Lukla requires minimum of two days extra from the standard itinerary provided, to cope with present situation regarding change of airport for flight to Lukla or towards other mountain destinations.

Climate and Weather:

Himalayan climate can be unpredictable sometimes even in good best seasons, where April and May to first week of June will be the best time during spring times, when days are longer with enough sunlight hours.

Morning and nighttime as well in shade can be cold and much freezing temperatures around higher areas above 3,000 m.

Other months from September to November another great times for treks around Kanchenjunga base camp and other areas of Himalaya, when days are clear for views and to summit the top of the peak, although much colder months of autumn season with extreme cold during morning and night time, where sunlight is much shorter.

EQUIPMENT CHECKLIST

  • Duffel/Rucksack bag/Suitcase (We provide one complimentary Trekking Planner Inc duffel bag that is to be returned after the trip)
  • Day pack
  • Trekking shoes
  • Sports shoes or sandals
  • Sun Hat/cap
  • Warm woolen cap
  • Warm fleece jacket or puffy jacket
  • Waterproof Gore-Tex layer
  • Pullover or warm sweeter
  • Raincoat
  • 4/5 pairs of good quality socks
  • Hand gloves
  • 2/3 pairs of trekking trousers
  • 3/4 pairs of trekking shirts
  • 3/4 pairs of underwear (non cotton preferred)
  • Sun glasses
  • Water bottle
  • 4 season sleeping bag (Optional/we can provide one if you need it. It is to be returned after the trip)
  •  Flash or Torch light
  • Camera and batteries

Altitude Sickness:

Altitude Sickness of AMS (Acute Mountain Sickness) might occur to some people on higher altitude from 2,000 m for some above 3,000 m high where taking slow and drinking much fluid and water can overcome from high altitude sickness or AMS.

Where some can take protective measures using Diamox or Acetazolamide tablets this prevent and reduce symptoms of AMS can lower headache in high altitude walks and climb.

People with severe cases and situation of HACE and HAPE where the victim should be brought down to safe and secure places with medical team or doctors to attend, the fastest means is emergency evacuation by any means of immediate and fast transportation where available.

Around Nepal Himalaya the quickest emergency evacuation by means of Helicopter services to bring the victims back to Kathmandu and for further treatments.

For emergency evacuation where trekkers should be well insured with good Insurance policy that covers all medical side and the use of Helicopter or other means of transportation.

Travel Insurance:

Where all travelers to Nepal Himalaya require Travel and Medical Insurance to cover against unfortunate accidents and sickness covering Helicopter Service Rescue to safe places and nearest hospitals.

Age Requirements:

For Everest base camp Trek where people from 18 to 60 years will be allowed and this involves if one can get medical insurance from your home countries.

FAQs

  • Q1. Do I need to have travel insurance for doing the Everest Base Camp Trek?

    Yes, while travelling overseas it is always advisable to purchase travel insurance and make sure it covers emergency evacuation at high altitudes. Altitude sickness can attack anyone no matter the fitness levels. Hence travel insurance will cover everything from your sickness, thefts of any kinds or emergency evacuations.

  • It is always difficult to predict or anticipate sickness matters. Trekking Planner Inc. always has its support staff and guides in place. They are well experienced to handle such types of incidents; they will escort you down to lower levels for first aid treatment. If it is of serious concern than a standby helicopter will be informed for emergency evacuation. You will be airlifted for immediate treatment in Kathmandu but expenses will have to pay extra for that. You will be treated in good hospital until you get back and recover completely.

  • Delays and cancelled Lukla flights are more often than not a common phenomenon experienced over the years. In such cases you are allowed to pick up any available treks that suit your scheduled time limit. If you have some extra days, you may try the following day as well. Another option is to take a helicopter flight by paying the additional cost if you want to.

  • Yes, you can charge your camera batteries and cell phone by paying extra charges and it’s expensive. To avoid this it is always good to carry power bank while trekking in the higher elevations. 
     

  • The phone signal is generally good during the Everest base camp trek. For internet you can purchase WIFI on Everest Base Camp Trek. WI-FI connectivity is available at various points along the trail. However, once you reach the highest point mark on the trek, the WIFI facilities are not available. Hence, you should get a local mobile Sim Card from Ncell if you want to use the internet at the Everest Base Camp.

  • Over the years we have always advised and recommended all our travellers to mandatorily carry health certificate and medical / travel insurance. This is to cover all kinds of medical issues and evacuation under emergency situations by virtue of a helicopter/chopper. Besides that a PP size photo handy to obtain permits like TIMS (Trekking Information Management System) and National Park Permits. 

  • Yes, you may book an exclusive private trip or join a group it depends on your choice and availability. As the group tours are run by us according to our fixed departure dates. In case if there are no groups on that particular date we are flexible enough and will run your exclusive trip without any extra cost added. It is entirely upon you to pick any dates and inform as accordingly. 
     

  • Unfortunately the ATM services are available only in Namche Bazaar and Lukla. Therefore, we suggest you carry a small amount of money handy to buy snacks, etc. during the trek. It comes in handy whenever you want to spend it as and when required

  • It is always a good idea to carry all your trekking gear with you if you have. If not you may buy them in Kathmandu. There are real trekking gear and copied both available at the shops within a short distance from your hotel room n Thamel. 

  • Yes, you can use normal drinking water using water purification tablets or you can also refill the water at some tea shops. As buying bottled water high up into the mountains is expensive.

    Most of the teahouses on the Everest Base Camp trail have squat toilet facilities, but recently built lodges have western-style toilets. Nowadays, flush toilets are also being introduced with the increase in the number of overseas trekkers each year. It is highly recommended to carry your own toilet paper and other required toiletries to avoid hassles.

    Hot shower facilities are available till Gorakshep. The most common type is a bucket shower, a usual bucket with tap filled with hot water and placed in a shower room. Hot shower price increases along with the elevation. Be reminded that attached bathrooms and toilets are not available unless you book for an Everest Base Camp luxury lodge trek.
     

  • You can choose the food from the menu and it differs according to the place you are in. The food is wholesome and hygienic. You get to eat and taste the local dishes and whole lots of continental/Chinese dishes depending upon your taste and appetite. Normally the food is cooked by the basic local trainers so the taste may not be the same as you want it to be. Be prepared for that and have it in your mind
     

  • The Everest base camp is located in north eastern part of Nepal in the iconic Khumbu region. Trekking through to the UNESCO listed Sagarmatha National Park, you can reach here. 
     

  • Temperature varies invariably as per the seasons up into the Himalayas.  The months of April to September experiences a temperature normally below 05° C to 20° C morning and evening are cold while the day time is perfect with sunshine. During the months of October to March temperature gets below minimum -10° C to maximum 15° C during the day.

  • Yes, It is by far very safe to trek around the Everest region. However trekking does involve certain kind of seen and unforeseen risks hence we have to be very vigilant while on trek. Other than that we have altitude wise itinerary having enough days for acclimatization. This is to counter any kind of hazards if any before arriving at the higher elevations while trekking.

  • The Everest Base Camp Trekking group size varies between 2 to 12 people.The members of the groups may be a mix of individuals, couples, or friends trekking together. Besides that all our Everest Base Camp trek dates are flexible and ready for departure as per the customers’ demands too. 
     

  • Yes, toning up your body in shape for making it to the Everest Base Camp Trek is important. It requires an average level of fitness. It is always recommended to train at least for 3 to 4 times a day for 2 to 3 months on a regular basis. The idea is to help you climb smarter even in higher altitudes. The routine is an ideal combination of exercises that works on endurance, shoulder strength, and streamlining your breathing pattern. If followed seriously you will not only be ready but successfully complete this trek as well.  
     

  • Yes, the elderly and children also may do this trek. Elderly need some extra days for well acclimatization and rest. The children are better at a high altitude so they might have less chance of altitude problem than the senior adults.
     

  • In general you will walk in and around the range of anything between 5 – 6 hrs. each day. 

  • In general it takes 8 days in total from Kathmandu with a scenic mountain flight to Lukla. You will have 2 acclimatization days first at the Namche Bazaar and the next is at Dingboche on the way up. Then if everything goes well weather wise you will trek back to Lukla in 3 days and fly back to Kathmandu.

  • There are two distinctive trekking routes for taking on the Everest Base Camp Trek underway. The classic and most popular route to Everest Base Camp starts from Lukla. Passing through to the Namche Bazaar followed by Lobuche from Dingboche and then to the Gorakshep. This classic Everest Base Camp route is not only extremely popular but comparatively easier than others easier.

    The second Everest Base Camp Trekking route asses through Gokyo Ri and Chola Pass. This is a challenging path loaded with inspiring views of the famous oligotropic Gokyo Lakes. Also you get a chance to summit the astonishing Gokyo Ri.
     

  • The Everest Base Camp trek is a moderate level of trekking. To look at it physically, Everest base camp trek is not difficult but the lofty altitude makes it look difficult. The trek is doable for the trekker of any age group with little trekking or say long walk experience. It is always good to have some training before making it to the Everest Base Camp Trekking circuit. This is for you to be in tune with the high altitude sickness that is more or less a likely occurrence. 
     

  • The iconic Everest Base Camp Trekking in Nepal sits at an altitude of 5380m or 17600ft above sea level.

Testimonials

what our clients say about us?
  • Perfect Everest Trek Arrangement

    I spent very memorable days in the Everest region in Nepal. I used to dream to see this highest peak of the world and now I arrested it in my camera. My guide arranged everything and helped me a lot. He did not let me feel tired and boring. I have read about the Manaslu region and willing to go there with this company again. I like to make a strong recommendation.

    Stephen Gray
    Stephen GrayAustralia,Date: 24/05/2022
  • Once is not enough

    It was a great adventure. trekking planner and their team was one of the best team which makes the journey so exciting and unforgettable. the trek to the world's top peaks is outrageous and naturally beautiful. every moment I feel likes I am in heaven. I am going there next tike also. once is not enough in this beautiful place of the world. thank you entire team of trekking planners.

    Daniel
    DanielUnited States,Date: 03/05/2022

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