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Everest Base Camp Trek 15 Days

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Everest Base Camp Trek 15 Days

Duration :   15 Days 14 Nights
The Price :   $1,555.00
Start Location:   Kathmandu
Age Range :   14-75

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Everest Base Camp Trek is the most famous and most appealing 15 Days classical trek package available in Nepal. Needless to say, Mount Everest is the highest peak in the world at 8848 m. It has been thus meticulously planned for travelers seeking the most detailed and comprehensive trip to EBC at 5364 m.

 

Mt. Everest, located in the Mahalangur sub-range of the Himalayas, lies on the international border between China (Tibet Autonomous Region) and Nepal. It is also well known as Sagarmatha in Nepal and as Chomolungma in Tibet.

 

Retracing the history of Hillary and Sherpa

During the Everest Base Camp Trek, travelers will try to retrace the footsteps of Sir Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay Sherpa. The duo first reached the Everest summit on their epic ascent back in 1953. Heading into the Sherpa heartland of Khumbu Valley allows its visitors to gradually acclimatize on their way to Everest Base Camp.

 

The 15 days trip begins with a thrilling 30 minute flight from Kathmandu to Lukla. Despite being constructed in 1964 and paved in 2001, Lukla is still considered to be one of the most challenging airports in the world. Here you will meet with your supportive staff and begin your trek towards Everest.

 

The next halt for your trek will be at Namche Bazaar. It is the main trading center and hub for the Khumbu region. Namche Bazaar is also popular among trekkers for altitude acclimatization. The town has a number of lodgings and stores catering to the needs of visitors as well as a number of internet cafés. Additionally, there are German bakeries, little cafes and many restaurants in the town as well. Moreover, there is also an Irish pub, said to be the highest and most remote Irish pub in the world. A popular local meal is yak steak. On Saturday mornings, a weekly market is held in the center of the village.

 

Stunning view of the Himalayas

The scenery on the way is awe-inspiring, as the Khumbu region boasts 4 of the world’s 6 tallest peaks, including Mt. Everest, Mt. Lhotse, Mt. Makalu, and Mt. Cho Oyu. Trekking in the Himalayan region gives its travelers a first-hand experience into the life of world’s most famous climbers, the Sherpas. Experience life in the highest Buddhist monasteries in the world and explore the World Heritage site, the Sagarmatha National Park and its unique variety of Himalayan flora and fauna.

 

The Sherpas have a traditional and well-deserved reputation of being the best mountain guides in the world. Their stamina and strength is unparalleled. The visitors here will discover Buddhist monuments, Sherpa stone stupas and carved mani walls (Tibetan) and decades-old monasteries as well as some of the most spectacular scenery imaginable in the Khumbu Valley. Lodges here range from standard to luxury. The Sherpa people have a reputation for their hospitality, kindness, and sense of humor.

 

Yeti, The Abominable Snowman

During the 15 Days Everest Base Camp Trek, the travelers will also have a chance to unveil the ever mysterious existence of Yeti, the abominable snowman. Moreover, the Yeti is believed to be an ape-like creature purported to inhabit the Himalayan mountain range in Asia. Many dubious articles have been offered in an attempt to prove the existence of the Yeti. It includes anecdotal visual sightings, disputed video recordings, photographs, and plaster casts of large footprints. Of course some of these are speculated or known to be hoaxes.

 

Furthermore, the journey takes the travelers to a max altitude of 5545 m at Kala Patthar. It is the main highlight of Everest Base Camp Trek. It offers visitors the best view of Everest and thus the camera here goes into a state of overheating. The visitors will also have a panoramic view of Changtse, Nuptse, Lhotse, and Khumbu glacier from the region.

 

Finally, the 15 days Everest trek ends with a hike back to Lukla. The route mostly follows the same trails that were followed before. After arriving in Lukla, the trekkers bid a final farewell to their supportive staff while enjoying the evening dinner. The journey then proceeds towards Kathmandu the next morning boarding a 30 minute flight. Even though it ends, the Everest trek is bound to imprint a memory that lasts a lifetime of every visitor.

 

Note: The package also takes you to explore the historical civilization of Kathmandu Valley. Here you will be visiting many UNESCO World Heritage Sites. They include Swayambhunath, the Monkey Temple, Boudhanath, Pashupatinath and Kathmandu Durbar Square that house living goddess Kumari.

 

Trek Map

 

Everest Base Camp Trek

 

Additional Information on Everest Base Camp Trek:

 

Booking Your Everest Base Camp Trek:

We offer maximum flexibility for our guests’ convenience to book their trips into the Everest region for 2023, 2024 and 2025. You may thus choose a date that best suits your schedule. Regarding your booking, please select one of the two available options. You may either pay USD 100 per person as a deposit amount to confirm your trip or pay the full amount of USD 1555 per person upfront. If you opt for the deposit, the remaining is payable via Online / Card Swipe / Cash. We accept USD, AUD, CAD, EURO, GBP, SGD, etc. when you arrive in Kathmandu.

 

Booking Your International Flight:

For your 15 Days EBC Trek, you should plan to arrive in Kathmandu on Day 1 and depart on Day 15. However, the Lukla flights can be canceled due to adverse weather, so having some extra one or two buffer days can prevent any issues with your return tickets.

 

Packing for the EBC Trek:

Please click here for a complete checklist of your EBC Trek. Be sure to read it carefully and pack accordingly as per your personal preferences.

 

Arrival Information:

Once you’ve booked your flight ticket, please share the details with us. If you’re arriving earlier, we can arrange accommodation at the same hotel for an additional cost and provide complimentary airport pickup. Our airport representative will then be waiting for you at the Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu, holding our official name ‘Cordial Trek’ and your nameplate as you exit the airport terminal.

 

Flight to Lukla and Return:

During the peak season, typically from mid-March to mid-May in spring and late September to late November in autumn, flights to Lukla and back operate from Ramechhap airport. At other times of the year, they depart from Kathmandu. We will however arrange the approximately 4-hour drive from Kathmandu to Ramechhap Airport at no additional cost. Optionally you may as well book a direct helicopter flight from Kathmandu to Lukla Airport with additional costs (USD 400).

 

Trek Starting and Ending Days:

The actual trekking days are from Day 3 to Day 13. You’ll fly to Lukla on Day 3 to commence the trek and return to Lukla on Day 13. On Day 14, you’ll fly back to Kathmandu and be transferred to your hotel. Expect to spend 11 nights and 12 days completing the EBC trek. You’ll begin your trek from Lukla to Everest Base Camp and back with overnight stays in villages like Phakding, Namche, Deboche, Dingboche, Lobuche, Gorakshep, Pheriche, and Lukla. Each day’s trek will begin around 07:30 AM and conclude in the late afternoon, with frequent breaks to catch your breath. You’ll have numerous photo opportunities along the way and enjoy breakfast and dinner at the same place, while lunch is en route.

 

Additionally, your guide will provide you with regular briefings about timing and stops every morning before the trek begins.

 

Accommodation in Kathmandu:

In Kathmandu, you’ll stay in 3 Star Hotels with twin/double sharing beds.

 

Accommodation in the Mountains:

During the trek, your accommodation options are teahouses. Although basic, these EBC teahouses are clean and provide a comfortable place for a good night’s rest.

 

Food:

In Kathmandu, your package includes breakfast only, typically served buffet-style except on the day of your Lukla flight, when you’ll receive a packed breakfast. During the trek, you will be provided with full board meals and may choose from a menu offering local and international cuisines.

 

Note: It is highly advisable to stick to vegetarian food from your arrival in Kathmandu until the end of your trek, as proper toilet facilities are not available everywhere along the trail.

 

Baggage and Weight Limit:

On your flight to Lukla, the total baggage weight allowance is 15 kgs, combining both checked and carry-on baggage. Ensure you pack approximately 10/11 kilos in your checked bag and 5/4 kilos in your carry-on to stay within the 15-kilo limit. If you have items you don’t need on the trek, you can leave them at the Kathmandu hotel for storage at no cost. Remember to take a photo of your bag-tag and keep it for easy identification in case the original tag is lost.

 

Drinking Water on the Trek:

Bottled water is available along the trail, but we encourage you to bring your own reusable water bottles and treat tap water to reduce single-use plastic bottle waste. Be sure to bring water treatment pills and flavorings to enhance the taste. Staying hydrated is essential, so aim to drink more than 4 liters of water every day while trekking.

 

Electricity, Charging and Wi-Fi:

Please keep in mind that you’re embarking on a trek to EBC, not exploring urban areas. While some facilities like charging and Wi-Fi are available at an extra cost, they are not guaranteed. We also recommend against planning to work or conduct online meetings during the trek, allowing you to fully enjoy the mountain experience.

 

Cash for Extras and Tipping:

You should have Nepali rupees for expenses such as tea, coffee, bottled drinks and Wi-Fi. Plan to carry about USD 150 to 200 equivalent Nepali rupees. Additionally, set aside 100-150 USD for tipping your guide and porter. The amount can vary based on the level of service provided by the field staff members.

 

Availability of Guide & Porter:

Every two travelers will be provided with a single porter and an experienced guide. The baggage however must be divided between 12.5 kgs each as every porter carries a maximum of 25 kgs. Both guide and porter will be insured and well equipped with necessary items and first aid kit.

 

Highlights of 15 Days Everest Base Camp Trek:

 

1. Trek to Everest Base Camp (5364 m)

2. A thrilling flight to and from Lukla Airport

3. Trek inside Sagarmatha National Park

4. Explore Namche Bazar

5. Experience Sherpa culture and traditions

6. A complimentary Full-Day Kathmandu Day Tour

7. Chance to unravel the mysteries of abominable Yeti

Places You’ll See :

Travel Itinerary:

Day 1 : Arrival in Kathmandu (Max Altitude: 1350 m / 4429 ft)

On the first day of your trip, you will be arriving in Kathmandu via Tribhuvan International Airport. A Cordial Trek representative will greet and pick you up from the airport. You will then check into a hotel and be briefed about your upcoming trek and get introduced to your guide. In the evening, you will be enjoying a Cultural Program with Nepali Dinner.

 

Accommodation: '3 Star' Category Hotel  

 

Meals Available: Dinner

Day 2 : Sightseeing and Trek Preparation in Kathmandu (Min Altitude: 1350 m / 4429 ft)

On the second day of your trip, you will be taken on a tour around the main highlights of Kathmandu Valley including Swayambhunath, the Monkey Temple, Pashupatinath, Boudhanath and Kathmandu Durbar Square. You will also be preparing for your trek the same day.

 

Accommodation: '3 Star' Category Hotel  

 

Meals Available: Breakfast

Day 3 : Fly to Lukla and trek to Phakding (Max Altitude: 2800 m / 9187 ft)

On the third day of your trek you will be taking a 30 min flight from Kathmandu to Tenzing Hillary airstrip at Lukla, one of the most challenging airports in the world. Here you will meet with your support staff (porter). You will then trek down to Phakding for about 3-4 hours. Phakding is a small town that lies on the banks of river Dudhkoshi.

 

You might as well have a small detour to the monasteries and explore the town of Phakding in the afternoon.

 

Approximate Trek Distance: 7 km / 4.3 miles

 

Accommodation: Mountain Guest House  

 

Meals Available: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 4 : Trek from Phakding to Namche Bazaar (Max Altitude: 3438 m / 11280 ft)

On the fourth day of your trek you will be hiking from Phakding to Namche Bazaar that takes an approximate 6 hours with a max altitude of 3438 m / 11280 ft. Here you will be exploring the Manjo village, the entrance to Sagarmatha National Park. On your way, you will cross over the river Dudh Koshi to Thaple Danda via Hillary Bridge, one of the highest suspension bridges in Nepal. Here you will also be getting your first glance at Mount Everest. Namche Bazaar, the home of Sherpas and gateway to Everest Base Camp (EBC) will be your halt for the night.

 

Approximate Trek Distance: 8 km / 4.9 miles

 

Accommodation: Mountain Guest House  

 

Meals Available: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 5 : Acclimatization Day at Namche Bazaar (Max Altitude: 3438 m / 11280 ft)

The day is to explore Namche Bazaar and get acclimatized to the altitude of 3438 meters. Acclimatization must be considered as an essential part of your journey to Everest Base Camp. Here you will be guided to Everest View Hotel, the highest altitude (3800 m) placed luxury hotel in the world that gives you a spectacular view of a wide range of peaks including Mt. Amadablam, Mt. Thamserku, Mt. Tabuche, Mt. Lhotse and Mt. Everest itself. The halt for the night will again be at Namche Bazaar.

 

Approximate Trek Distance: 3 km / 1.8 miles

 

Accommodation: Mountain Guest House  

 

Meals Available: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 6 : Trek from Namche Bazaar to Deboche (Max Altitude: 3820 m / 14305 ft)

On day six you will be trekking from Namche Bazaar to Deboche. The trek spans over approximately 6 hours and takes you to an elevation of 3820 m / 14305 ft. On your way you will be exploring the Monastery of Tengboche, the ethnic village of Sherpas and chatting with the buddhist monks.

 

Approximate Trek Distance: 9 km / 5.5 miles

 

Accommodation: Mountain Guest House  

 

Meals Available: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 7 : Trek from Deboche to Dingboche (Max Altitude: 4360 m / 14305 ft)

On day seven you will be trekking from Deboche to Dingboche. The trek spans over approximately 5 hours and takes you to an elevation of 4360 m / 14305 ft. On your way you will be passing through river Lobuche and river Imja to Imja valley itself before ascending towards Dingboche.

 

Approximate Trek Distance: 9 km / 5.5 miles

 

Accommodation: Mountain Guest House  

 

Meals Available: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 8 : Acclimatization day at Dingboche (Max Altitude: 5000 m / 16404 ft)

The day is to explore Dingboche and get acclimatized to the altitude of 4360 meters. Acclimatization must be considered as an essential part of your journey to Everest Base Camp. Here you will be guided to Nakarsang hill. The hill is famous for its magnificent and up close view of Mt. Lhotse, Mt. Makalu, Mt. Amadablam, Mt. Thamserku, Mt. Tabuche among others. The halt for the night will again be at Dingboche.

 

Approximate Trek Distance: 3 km / 1.8 miles

 

Accommodation: Mountain Guest House  

 

Meals Available: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 9 : Trek from Dingboche to Lobuche (Max Altitude: 4940 m / 16208 ft)

On day nine, you will be trekking from Dingboche to Lobuche over a span of 4-5 hours and reach a max altitude of 4940 m / 16208 ft. Lobuche, a mountain which lies close to the Khumbu Glacier and the settlement of Lobuche have two main peaks, Lobuche East and Lobuche West.

 

Approximate Trek Distance: 7 km / 4.3 miles

 

Accommodation: Mountain Guest House  

 

Meals Available: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 10 : Trek from Lobuche to GorakShep to EBC (Max Altitude: 5364m / 17599 ft)

On day ten you will be trekking up from Lobuche to Gorakshep, a small settlement at an elevation of 5,164 m (16,942 ft) to the final destination of your trip, the Everest Base Camp (EBC) at an altitude of 5364 m / 17599 ft. The base camps are rudimentary campsites at the base of Mount Everest that are used by mountain climbers during their ascent and descent. You will be returning back to Gorakshep in the late afternoon for a night halt.

 

Approximate Trek Distance: 12 km / 7.4 miles

 

Accommodation: Mountain Guest House  

 

Meals Available: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 11 : Trek from GorakShep to Kala Patthar to Pheriche (Max Altitude: 5545 m / 18193 ft)

In the early morning of day eleven, you will be taking a 3 hour round trip to Kala Patthar from Gorakshep. Kala Patthar, a notable landmark located on the south ridge of Mt. Pumori provides the most accessible closeup view of Mt. Everest. It also provides a panoramic view of Mt. Nuptse, Mt. Changtse and Mt. Lhotse among others.

 

You will then have your breakfast at Gorakshep and trek towards Pheriche in the early afternoon over a span of 4-5 hours.

 

Approximate Trek Distance: 12 km / 7.4 miles

 

Accommodation: Mountain Guest House  

 

Meals Available: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 12 : Trek from Pheriche to Namche Bazaar (Min Altitude: 3438 m / 11280 ft)

On day twelve of your trip you will be trekking back to Namche Bazaar from Pheriche via Tengboche over a span of 6-7 hours. You will then be enjoying the local pubs and cafe at Namche Bazaar and stay overnight for the halt.

 

Approximate Trek Distance: 19 km / 11.8 miles

 

Accommodation: Mountain Guest House  

 

Meals Available: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 13 : Trek back to Lukla (Min Altitude: 2800 m / 9187 ft)

On day thirteen of your trip you will be trekking back to Lukla via Phakding over a span of 7-8 hours. You will then be enjoying the local bazaar at Lukla and stay overnight for the halt. In the evening you will also be celebrating the successful completion of your trek journey with your guide and supportive staff.

 

Approximate Trek Distance: 15 km / 9.3 miles

 

Accommodation: Mountain Guest House  

 

Meals Available: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 14 : Fly back to Kathmandu (Min Altitude: 1350 m / 4429 ft)

On day fourteen you will be bidding a final farewell to the supportive staff of the crew in Lukla and board a flight back to Kathmandu. You will then check into your hotel room and get your free time in the evening.

 

Accommodation: '3 Star' Category Hotel  

 

Meals Available: Breakfast

Day 15 : Final Departure

On day fifteen you will be awarded with a Trip Certificate and be bidded a final farewell. We will then drop you back to the airport three hours before your final departure.

 

Optional: You might also book any other new trips with us.

 

Meals Available: Breakfast

F.A.Q

How can I get my ‘On Arrival’ Nepal Visa?

Any international traveler arriving by air can get an ‘On Arrival Visa’ at ‘Tribhuvan International Airport’ in Kathmandu. ‘Overland Travelers‘ may acquire an ‘On Arrival Visa’ at the entry points of Nepal-China / Nepal-India border at following locations:

Kakarbhitta, Jhapa (Eastern Nepal)
Birgunj, Parsa (Central Nepal)
Kodari, Sindhupalchowk (Northern Border)
Belahia, Bhairahawa (Rupandehi, Western Nepal)
Jamunaha, Nepalgunj (Banke, Mid Western Nepal)
Mohana, Dhangadhi (Kailali, Far Western Nepal)
Gadda Chauki, Mahendranagar (Kanchanpur, Far Western Nepal)

Optional: You may also get a Visa prior to your arrival in Nepal from ‘Nepalese Diplomatic Missions‘ from your respective nations.

Note: You must carry your valid passport and two passport size photographs (35 x 45 mm / 3.5 x 4.5 cm) along with you upon your arrival in Nepal for a Visa. Travelers from Afghanistan, Cameroon, Eswatini, Ethiopia, Ghana, Iraq, Liberia, Nigeria, Palestine, Somalia, Syria and Zimbabwe however require to submit a pre-application at Nepal Consular Services in their respective nations for a Nepal Visa.  

Will I be ‘Received’ upon my arrival in the Airport?

Yes, you will be received by a Cordial Trek Airport Representative with your ‘Name Sign’ on our organizational placard upon your arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu

What is the weight limit for luggage during my trekking days?

Every traveler is allowed up to 15 kilograms / 33 pounds of luggage during all of their domestic flights over mountainous regions in Nepal. A traveler is however allowed to carry a total of 30 kilograms / 66 pounds of luggage during their domestic flights elsewhere in Nepal.  

All porters available at your service (one porter for every two travelers) can carry a maximum of 25 kilograms / 55 pounds each. You are therefore allowed to load a maximum of 12.5 kilograms / 27 pounds of luggage to your porter during your trekking days.  

What about the communication services available during the trekking days?

All hotels and guest houses in the city area are available with free WiFi hotspots. Also, all travelers with a valid passport and a photograph are allowed to purchase a SIM Card upon their arrival in Nepal. The traveler must however additionally purchase data / voice packages as per their need and stay in Nepal. There are 2G3G and 4G services available with major carriers all over Nepal. You may optionally also purchase a WiFi service in the mountains where available.  

What are the permits required for this trip?

You need not worry about any permits required. We will make preparations for all the documents and travel permits (including TIMS and National Park Permit) required for your Everest Base Camp (EBC) Trek.

Can I book this package as a solo traveler?

Yes, we do book a solo traveler. However a single traveler surcharge may be applied (an additional USD 250).

What about the foods / meals during my trekking days?

You will be provided with a full board meal / breakfast / complimentary dinner as per mentioned in the respective Trek / Tour package. You may however choose to purchase your additional meals / beverages where available.

 

Full board meal mentioned above includes breakfast with an omelet / boiled egg, toasts / local bread and one porridge with fried potatoes.

 

During your lunch you will be provided with Dal-Bhat-Tarkari, the most famous Nepalese food that contains rice and pulse / lentil with curries (vegetables / chicken) and pickle. Optionally you may choose your lunch for fried noodles with eggs / chicken / vegetables as well.

 

For your dinner you will have an option to choose between Dal-Bhat-Tarkari / Pizza / MoMo / Spaghetti. 

How difficult is Everest Base Camp Trek?

Everest Base Camp trek is a comparatively challenging trek as it includes high altitude hikes. However many successful attempts have been made by children less than 12 years of age and elders above 75 years of age. The difficulty mostly relies upon your will power and physical fitness. The extremities you must expect here include a 6-7 hours hike with tea breaks in between. 

 

Additionally, Cordial Trek also provides you with an experienced trek guide capable of first aid services and other assistance.

Are there any chances for a scheduled flight to get canceled?

Yes, there is a maximum chance for a scheduled flight (KTM-Lukla-KTM) to get canceled due extreme and unpredictable weather conditions. However we may assist you to book (with additional cost) a Helicopter ride to and from KTM-Lukla or Lukla-KTM the same day as well. 

 

The helicopter ride (one way) will cost you an additional of USD 500 per person (a pax of five required). The extra cost incurred may however be claimed from your travel insurance (compulsory). We will provide you with any necessary documents.   

 

Note: Any extremely unfavorable weather conditions may result in cancellation of all flight schedules.

What items should I bring (or buy in Kathmandu) for this trip?

You may bring (or buy in Kathmandu) following items for this trip:

 

1.  Warm clothes including a down jacket / puffer jacket, inner wears, hats, a beanie, gloves, neck gaiter, hiking boots, warm socks, a towel and a pair of hiking pants as well.

 

2.  A Daypack (25-30 liters)

 

3.  Backpack (A duffle bag will be provided to you by Cordial Trek)

 

4.  Sleeping bag (will be provided to you by Cordial Trek)

 

5.  Trekking Poles (will be provided to you by Cordial Trek)

 

6.  A Camelbak or a water bottle

 

7.  A sunscreen 

 

8.  A sunglass

 

9.  A headlamp for night use

 

10.  Your toiletries

What's Included

  • Accommodation in Kathmandu
  • Airport Transfers
  • Company T-shirt
  • Cultural Program
  • Domestic Flights
  • First Aid
  • Full Board Meals (Trekking Days)
  • Guide and Porter
  • Kathmandu Sightseeing
  • Mountain Guest House
  • Necessary Equipment
  • Private Vehicle
  • Travel Permits
  • Trekking Map
  • Welcome Dinner

What's Excluded

  • Beverages
  • Insurance
  • Lunch & Dinner in Kathmandu
  • Nepal Visa

Activities

  • Hiking
  • Kathmandu Sightseeing
  • Snow and Ice
  • Sunrise
  • Trekking

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