Everest Base Camp Trek - 16 Days

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  • 16 Days
  • Nepal Moderate Trekking
  • USD 1560 USD 1490

Everest Base Camp Trek - 16 Days

Trip At Glance

Duration:

16 days

Accommodation:

03 star Hotel in Kathmandu Best Available Lodge in Trekking

Meals:

Breakfast Lunch Dinner

Activities:

Active walking flight to Lukla Kathmandu sightseeing explore Sherpa culture

Group size

16

Starts/Ends

Kathmandu to Kathmandu

Best Time

March to May/ September to November

Walking Hours

7-8 hours

Overview

 

The 16-day Everest Base Camp Trek is a popular and classic trekking adventure that takes you through the breathtaking landscapes of the Khumbu region in Nepal. The journey begins with a scenic flight from Kathmandu to Lukla, followed by a trek through charming Sherpa villages, suspension bridges, and dense forests of rhododendron and pine. As you ascend higher, you'll experience the stunning views of towering Himalayan peaks, including Ama Dablam, Lhotse, and, of course, Mount Everest. The trek offers opportunities to immerse yourself in the local Sherpa culture, visit ancient monasteries, and reach iconic landmarks such as Namche Bazaar, Tengboche, and Kala Patthar. Finally, you'll arrive at Everest Base Camp, standing at the foot of the majestic Everest itself, a remarkable achievement. The 16-day itinerary allows for proper acclimatization, ensuring your safety and maximizing your chances of successfully reaching the base camp. It's an adventure that combines natural beauty, cultural exploration, and personal accomplishment, creating memories that will last a lifetime.

Everest Base Camp is one of the most popular treks in Nepal.  It lies in the lap of world’s highest mountain Mount Everest. The trek takes you through the alpine diversity of nature with numbers of stunning attractions. The Everest Base camp trek is simply a journey that takes you right to the heart of high Himalayas of Khumbu region. Trekking to the base camp of the world’s highest summit along with interacting with the friendly and helpful Sherpa’s known for their loyalty and warm hospitality, exploring the rural Nepal and the life of people living there, visiting the old age monasteries and most of all having an enthralling life time adventurous journey is exactly what an Everest Base Camp Trek is. 

Everest Base Camp Trek can be started by taking a scenic flight from Kathmandu to Lukla or by driving to Jiri or Shivalaya. Most of the trekkers start the journey by flying to Lukla as it saves most of the time than driving to Jiri and start trekking from there. But if you have time and want to travel via less crowded route then you can drive to Jiri and start trekking from there and fly out by Lukla. Make sure you have scheduled two days for acclimatization at Namche and Pheriche to avoid altitude sickness. 

On our trek you will reach at a high point of 5545m to the best view point on earth which is Kalapatthar. It offers the superb view of Mount Everest along with other several mountains. You will also pass through several Sherpa villages such as, Khumjung, Pangboche, Namche Bazaar which is also a major economic hub of people living in Khumbu region, and many other villages. You will be visiting different monasteries such as Tengboche monastery which is the biggest monastery of that region. You will also encounter the amazing panoramic views of mountains such as Ama Dablam , Pumori,Lhotse, Nuptse etc along with beautiful Gokyo Lake and Gokyo valley.

Trip Highlight

Scenic Flight to Lukla: 
Begin your journey with a thrilling flight from Kathmandu to Lukla, a small airstrip nestled in the mountains, offering panoramic views of the Himalayas.
Namche Bazaar: 
Reach the vibrant Sherpa town of Namche Bazaar, a bustling hub with markets, shops, and teahouses. Explore the Sherpa culture, visit the local museum, and enjoy breathtaking views of Everest and surrounding peaks.
Tengboche Monastery: 
Visit the renowned Tengboche Monastery, one of the most significant Buddhist monasteries in the Everest region. Experience the spiritual ambiance, witness daily rituals, and soak in the panoramic views of Everest, Ama Dablam, and other peaks.
Stunning Mountain Views: 
Throughout the trek, you'll be rewarded with awe-inspiring views of iconic peaks, including Mount Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse, Ama Dablam, and many more. The Himalayan vistas present unforgettable panoramas at various points along the trail.
Everest Base Camp: 
The ultimate highlight is reaching Everest Base Camp itself. Stand at the base of the world's highest peak, soak in the breathtaking surroundings, and witness the mountaineering expeditions preparing to summit Everest.
Kala Patthar: 
Hike up to the famous viewpoint of Kala Patthar (5,545 meters/18,192 feet) for a mesmerizing sunrise view over Everest and the surrounding peaks. It's a challenging ascent but offers a rewarding and unforgettable panoramic vista.
Sherpa Villages and Culture
Immerse yourself in the rich Sherpa culture as you pass through traditional Sherpa villages like Phakding, Pangboche, and Dingboche. Interact with the friendly locals, visit monasteries, and gain insights into their way of life.
Sagarmatha National Park
Trek through the UNESCO-listed Sagarmatha National Park, a pristine wilderness teeming with unique flora and fauna. Encounter rare wildlife like the Himalayan Thar, musk deer, and various bird species.
High-altitude Lakes: 
Admire the serene beauty of high-altitude lakes like Dudh Koshi, Gokyo, and Cho La Tsho. The turquoise waters amidst the rugged Himalayan landscape create a captivating sight.

 

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On your arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport our representiative will be waiting to welcome you with your name card and they will take you to the hotel in a private vehicle. 

 

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 The second day will be sightseeing day in Kathmandu valley. You will visit different cultural and historical places of Kathmandu valley including some of the UNESCO world heritage sites. The sightseeing includes Pashupatinath Temple which is one of the biggest temple of Hindu religions, Soyambhunath Stupa which is biggest stupa for Buddhist religion you will also roam around Kathmandu durbar square, Bhaktapur durbar square, Patan durbar square where you will get to see the picturesque of ancient architectures. 

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 You will have a 35minute scenic flight to Lukla from Kathmandu. You will encounter breathtaking scenario of the beautiful mountains covered with snow. After your arrival in Lukla airport you will have short indroduction session with the rest of the team members have lunch there and then move to Phakding. Our overnight stay will be in Phakding.

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 Beginning with a slight climb to Jhorsalle, the trail passes through  a waterfall.We will  pass villages interspersed with magnificent forest- rhododendron, magniolia trees and giant firs throughout the day. And on the way to walking you will be rewarded (weather permitting) your first glimpse of Kusum Kanggru (6369m) Thamserku (6608m) Everest (8848m) and Nuptse (7879 m). A steep climb up to the beautiful village of Namche Bazaar (3440m).

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 Acclimatization is most important before proceeding to a higher elevation. It is therefore recommended that you take a short days hike to Thame, Khunde or Khumjung or relax and explore the sherpa culture of Namche.Namche Bazaar is also known as Sherpa capital. It has internet cafes, banks,shops etc. overall it is a major financial hub for the people of Khumbu region.  Our overnight stay will be in Namche Bazaar. 

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After walking one hour you arrive in phungithanga from there the trail climbs through forests where you can spot musk deer. Tengboche sits on a saddle at 3870m in a clearing surrounded by dwarf fires and rododendroms. Kwongde (6187m) Tawache(6542m) Everest (8848m) Nuptse (7855m) Lhotse (8618m) Amadablam (6856m) Thamserku (6608m) provide and inspiring panorama of Himalayan giants. We visit the Bhuddist Monastry at Tengboche; the largest in Khumbu region. The monastery holds a religious belif and known for tranquility. Our overnight stay will be in Tengboche.

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 Beyond Tengboche the altitude really starts to tell. The trail droops down to Dingboche, crosses the Imja Khola and climbs past superb mani stones ( carved with the Tibetan Buddhist chant om mani padme hum) to Pangboche at 3860m The gompa here is worth visiting. Then the trail start climbs to Pheriche 4240m. Where there is a medical facility, which gives lectures everyday on Altitude Sickness.

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Again walking up and then coming back down is better than just resting in high altitude, you can make a day trip to Nangkartshang Gompa or up the hil to look down onto Dingboche,Both of the walks offers you with good views. 

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The trail climbs to Phalang karpo at 4340m then Duglha at 4620m,From Dughla the trail ascends the broad, gently sloping valley and climb steeply in to the terminal moraine of the Khumbu glacier then left in to the memorial area Chukpilhara, before reaching the Lobuche at 4930m.

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 The trail from Lobuche follows the grassy ablation valley with great views of Pumori then crosses tributary glaciers to reach the dry lake bed of Gokrakshep. Stop for lunch then climb Kalapatthar to get the best views of Everest and the surrounding mountains, then and back to Gorakshep for the evening.

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We will wake up early in the morning have our breakfast and after then we walk to Everest Base Camp, we will visit the area spend some time there capturing the moment for lifetime and then we will trek down to Lobuche.

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Today we will be moving down towards Dingboche from Lobuche. On our trial we will move downwards through Khumbu glacier moraine viewing the several great peaks gaining an altitude as we begin to descend. Dingboche is a Sherpa village. You can see Imja River flowing at the east of the village and a helicopter landing pad at the west of the river.There we can find different lodges and tea houses. Staying overnight in Dingboche makes an intresting accommodation alternative.

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 We will wake up early in the morning and will be moving towards Tengboche from Dingboche. We will walk down through lush of green forest of rhododendron and pine trees along with the mesmerizing and pleasents sounds of birds singing. On our journey we will have the spectacular views of the terraced farmlands and alluring nature of the area. We will have our overnight stay in Tengboche.

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Today we will wake up early in the morning and after having breakfast we will bid a goodbye to our lodge owner then descend through the same trial that we used climbing up to Tengboche from Namche. After a few hours trial we will reach to Namche Bazaar. Our overnight stay will be at Namche Bazaar.

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 Today will be our last day in Mountains.We will be moving towards Lukla from where we started our journey.  We will pass several villages and bidding goodbyes to the locals. We will have our overnight stay in Lukla remembering all those wonderful moments and bittersweet experiences of our journey.This last overnight stay in the Himalayas will be something different as you have accomplished the most adventurous journey of your life time. 

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Today we will witness the mountains for the last 35 minutes during our flight and fly back to Kathmandu. Our representatives will take you to the hotel. Today will be your last day in Nepal.

What Is Included ?

• Pick up and drop facilities from Airport-Hotel-Airport (by private car)

• Welcome and farewell dinner at typical Nepali restaurant with live cultural program.

• Stays in 3 star standard hotels or clean lodge/guest houses during the trek. (as per availability)

• Every meals during the trek.( breakfast, lunch, dinner, including tea and coffees)

• Seasonable fresh fruit.

• Experienced, well trained, English speaking guide with all his expenses, insurance, equipment during your travel period.(4:1)

• One porter for each two member in a group (with all his expenses, insurance, equipment during your travel period)

• Entrance fees for sightseeing/monument visits as per itinerary.

• Down jacket and sleeping bag (to be returned after trip completion)

• Medical kit (carried by your trek leader)

• All necessary paperwork and trekking permits (national Park Permit, TIMS)

• Domestic flights (Kathmandu-Lukla-Kathmandu)

• All government and local taxes.

What Is Excluded?

 Tips for guides porters and drivers

• Nepalese visa fee.

• Extra night accommodation due to any reason in Kathmandu.

• Extra luggage charge.

• Person expenses not included in the itinerary

FAQs

Before embarking on the Everest Base Camp Trek, there are several essential things to do for a successful and enjoyable journey. Firstly, it is crucial to engage in physical preparation by engaging in regular exercise, cardio workouts, and hiking to build stamina and endurance. Acquiring the necessary trekking gear, including proper footwear, clothing layers, backpack, and other essentials, is vital. Additionally, obtaining comprehensive travel insurance that covers high-altitude trekking and evacuation is strongly recommended. It is also essential to obtain the required permits and necessary documents for the trek. Researching and familiarizing oneself with the trek route, climate conditions, altitude sickness prevention, and basic trekking etiquette are essential for a safe and memorable experience. Finally, consulting with a medical professional and undergoing a thorough health check-up to ensure fitness for the trek is advisable.

The best seasons for the Everest Base Camp Trek are generally considered to be the spring (March to May) and autumn (September to November). During these seasons, the weather is generally stable with clear skies, mild temperatures, and lower chances of precipitation. Spring offers beautiful blooming rhododendron forests and warmer temperatures, while autumn provides clear views of the mountains, pleasant temperatures, and a festive atmosphere. These seasons are popular among trekkers as the trails are well-defined, tea houses are open, and the overall trekking experience is enjoyable. However, it's important to note that weather conditions in the mountains can be unpredictable, so it's advisable to check the latest weather forecasts and consult with local experts for the most up-to-date information before planning your trek.

The cost of a 16-day Everest Base Camp Trek can vary depending on several factors such as the trekking company you choose, the level of services and accommodations you opt for, the inclusion of transportation, permits, and additional activities. On average, the cost ranges from $1,500 to $2,500 per person. This typically covers accommodation during the trek, meals, experienced guides and porters, necessary permits, domestic flights to and from Lukla, and airport transfers. It's important to consider that additional expenses such as international flights, travel insurance, visa fees, personal equipment, and tips for guides and porters are not usually included in the package cost. It's recommended to compare different trekking companies and their offerings to find a package that suits your budget and preferences.

f you find yourself struggling during the trials of reaching Everest Base Camp, there are several options and services available to assist you. One option is to hire a local guide or a trekking agency that specializes in organizing trips to the Everest region. They can provide experienced guides, porters to carry your equipment, and support along the way. Another alternative is to join a guided group trek where you'll have the opportunity to meet and trek with other like-minded individuals. These groups often have experienced guides who can offer guidance and support throughout the journey. Additionally, there are helicopter services available for those who prefer a quicker and less physically demanding way to reach Everest Base Camp. These services allow you to fly directly to the base camp or certain points along the trekking route, reducing the amount of time and effort required. However, it's important to note that even with these services, trekking to Everest Base Camp remains a physically challenging endeavor, and it's essential to be prepared and aware of the risks involved.

Altitude sickness, or acute mountain sickness (AMS), is a significant concern during the Everest Base Camp trek due to the high altitude and thin air. To mitigate the risk, it is crucial to follow a well-planned itinerary that allows for gradual ascents, take scheduled rest days for acclimatization, stay hydrated by drinking plenty of water, and avoid excessive consumption of caffeine and alcohol. Being aware of the symptoms of AMS and seeking medical attention if necessary is also important. By taking these precautions, you can increase your chances of a safe and enjoyable trek to Everest Base Camp.

Additional Information

Accommodations

Our accommodation will be in 3 star hotel in Kathmandu and will be staying in tea houses and lodges during the trek as per availability. All accommodations are on twin share basis. If you want single supplement it will cost an additional charge. Actual adventure team will manage rooms with attached washrooms, except in some of the tea houses having shared washrooms and toilet facilities.  However single rooms are provided only as per the availability because it may not be available at the higher elevations.

Meals 

All meals will be provided during our 10 days trek including welcome and farewell dinners in Kathmandu. The meals during our stay in Kathmandu will be provided in high class typical Nepali restaurants which serve you with delicious Nepali cuisines whereas we will have our breakfast and dinner in the tea houses/ lodges on trek. We will spend the night and lunch on our way to the next destination. We will serve you with local foods or the foods according to your preference and availability. 

Physical condition & Requirements

Our Everest base camp trek 10 days short itinerary is special designed for those travelers who having very limited time but have passion and willingness to climb up to the base camp of the highest summit. It is a moderate trek. This trek is specially designed for the travelers with past hiking experience and who can walk up to 6-7 hours a day. Although, there is no experience required. It is best if you start preparing for the trek a month before by doing exercise and maintaining proper diet. If you have any physical conditions then you should inform to actual adventure team before the trek. 

Best time to travel

The best time to trek to Everest Base Camp is Spring i.e. (from March to May) or during autumn i.e. (September to December) the temperature in these seasons guarantees promising and breathtaking views. However temperature reaches below 0 degree Celsius in December yet we can enjoy the mesmerizing views.

Trip start dates and costs

Please contact us for your customized departures and check available trip start dates and costs for EBC.

Trip Reviews (5)

16 Days Everest Base Camp Trek October 2018!

 My lifelong dream to view Everest has become true and all because of the entire team of Everest Base Camp Trekking Tours. It was my great fortune to choose such an amazing company to travel with. The effort and service of the company was really appreciable and their warm hospitality made me feel like home. My special thanks to Kedar, Sujan and my guide Lakpa. I highly recommend this company for any kind of adventure in Nepal and espically for Everest Base Camp Trek.

Iris Terry

16th Jun, 2022


Excellent trek!

Nepal is really beautiful and people there are very kind, helpful and trustworthy. Had an amazing trip to EBC and thanks to the entire team of Everest Base Camp Trekking Tours. 

Marin Upjohn

16th Jun, 2022


Great guide, Amazing trek!

Phurba my guide had been very helpful and kind from the very first day of trekking to my way back home. My trek wouldn’t have been that amazing without him and he definitely had everything that makes him a super guide. I thoroughly enjoyed my trek to EBC with Phurba. All the services were very great and very happy with the company. Waiting for another trek with them. 

Carlo Favretto

16th Jun, 2022


Amazing Experience. EBC 2017!

I wanted to have a comfortable trek so I did 16 days EBC trek with Everest Base Camp Trekking tours. I had really good time with them. My guide Pasang was great person to travel with very professional and had great sense of humor. We had proper time for acclimatization so had no problems of altitude sickness. The facilities were superb and scenario was fantastic. I suggest this trekking for everyone.

Ellie O'donnell

16th Jun, 2022


Great Guide, Great Trek!

 It was an amazing experience. The foods were delicious and people were very friendly. My guide did a great job and the facilities were superb. Thank you everyone. 

Cesare Schiavone

16th Jun, 2022


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