- duration 16 days
- tour type Private
- age requirement 10+ years old
- guiding method Live Guide/Instructor
- Maximum altitude 5555 meters
- Trek difficulty Hard
- Kalapathar, the most Accessible Viewpoint in the World to see Mt. Everest
- Scenic Mountain Flight over the Himalayas
- Namche Bazaar, the Largest Sherpa Village of Nepal
- Sightseeing in Kathmandu (UNESCO World Heritage Sites)
Our standard Everest Base Camp Trek is an introductory lodge trek that offers sensational mountain views and an insight into the lives of the Sherpa people. After exploring some of the UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Kathmandu, we take an exciting mountain flight to Lukla and trek up the Dudh Kosi Valley, surrounded by the soaring peaks of Thamserku and Kusum Kanguru. It’s a steep ascent to Namche Bazaar, capital of the Kumbu Sherpas. A rest day here aids acclimatization and there are great optional walks to enjoy the area. We then follow the trail to famous Tengboche, located high on a ridge where a magnificent 360-degree panorama awaits. The views of Everest, Lhotse-Nuptse Wall, Ama Dablam and Kantega dominate this peaceful and spiritual location – surely one of the most tranquil and inspiring places in the world.
While passing Buddhist monasteries, views of Everest get closer every day. We trek up to Everest Base Camp (5,365 m), the dream destination of many intrepid trekkers. The highest point on our trek is Kala Patthar (5,555 m), the best vantage point to view Mount Everest. After trekking to the Base Camp and Kala Patthar, we retrace our steps back to Namche and Lukla, from where we catch a return flight to Kathmandu.
Nimeshs insight into the culture, expert counsel to his clients and skill on the trail are beyond compare. Plus, hes a great conversationalist and very funny, and truly wants to learn about his clients.
I am returning this year for another EBC trip with Ace, and insisted on having Nimesh as my guidebecause I wanted the best, and thats what he is. I cant wait!”
Day 1: Arrive in Kathmandu (1,400m)
Day 2: Guided Sightseeing in the Kathmandu Valley
Day 3: Fly to Lukla (2,804m) & Trek to Phakding (2,610m)
Day 4: Trek to Namche Bazaar (3,441m)
Day 5: Acclimatization day in Namche Bazaar
Day 6: Trek to Tengboche (3,860m)
Day 7: Trek to Dingboche (4,350m)
Day 8: Acclimatization Hike to Nangkartshang Peak (5,083m)
Day 9: Trek to Lobuche (4,910m)
Day 10: Trek to EBC (5,365m) & back to Gorak Shep (5,180m)
Day 11: Hike to Kala Patthar & Trek down to Pheriche (4,200m)
Day 12: Trek to Namche Bazaar (3,441m)
Day 13: Trek to Lukla (2,804m)
Day 14: Morning flight from Lukla to Kathmandu
Day 15: Leisure Day and farewell dinner in Kathmandu
Day 16: Transfer to the Tribhuwan International Airport
- Airport / Hotel / Airport pick up & drop off service by a private tourist vehicle.
- Standard twin-sharing accommodation in a three-star hotel in Kathmandu including breakfast (4 nights).
- Guided city tour in Kathmandu by a private tourist vehicle.
- All standard meals during the trek (Breakfast, lunch and dinner).
- Basic guesthouse accommodation during the trek in mostly twin-share and occasionally dormitory-style rooms (11 nights).
- Local Ace the Himalaya licensed English-speaking trekking guide.
- Food, accommodation, salary, insurance, equipment and medicine for all staff.
- Everest National Park permits and TIMS permit for trekking.
- Airfare from Kathmandu – Lukla - Kathmandu including airport departure tax in Kathmandu and Lukla airports.
- Free Ace the Himalaya duffel/kit bag and sun hat (yours to keep).
- Sightseeing/Monument entrance fees in Kathmandu.
- Farewell dinner in typical Nepal restaurant with cultural performance.
- All government taxes, vat, tourist service charges.
- Official expenses.
- Travel insurance, which covers emergency rescue and evacuation.
- International airfares
- Tips for trek guides, tour guides, and porters (Tipping is expected).
- Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu.
- Alcoholic, hot and cold drinks.
- Personal trekking equipment.
- Nepal entry visa; you can obtain the visa easily upon your arrival at Tribhuwan International Airport in Kathmandu (Tourist Visa with Multiple Entries for 15 days can be obtained by paying $25).
- Any others expenses not mentioned in the Price Includes section.
- Earn US$ 43+ in travel credits.
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Free cancellation up to 60 days prior departure, after which the deposit becomes non-refundable.Other Practical InformationNote: You will have short pre-trip meeting in Kathmandu before commencing your flight to Lukla. During the meeting, we will introduce your trek leader/guide. For the meeting, please make sure you bring your passport, a copy of your passport-size photo and a readable copy of your travel insurance policy. During this meeting, please clear the due balance, if any and make sure to ask any question if you have regarding your trip. Equipment list for reference: Upper Body - Head / Ears / Eyes Sun hat (We provide you a complimentary sunhat) Wool or synthetic hat that cover the ears Sunglasses with UV protection Headlamp Neck warmer Hand Liner gloves Heavier shell gloves Core Body Tshirts (2) Lightweight expedition thermal tops Fleece jacket or pullover Water/windproof shell jacket (Preferably breathable fabric) Synthetic sports bras (for women) Lower Body – Legs Lightweight expedition thermal bottoms Nylon hiking shorts Soft shell and hard shell trekking pants Water/windproof trousers Casual pants Feet Liner socks Heavyweight socks Waterproof hiking/trekking boots Light shoes/sneakers Other essential important items Passport and extra passport photos (2 copies) Airline tickets (Please make a copy and leave one at our office in KTM just in case if you need to change the date of yours) Durable wallet/pouch for travel documents, money & passport Water bottle/bladder Water purification Iodine tablets Toiletries (Include toilet paper, wet wipes, and liquid hand sanitizer, towel, soap)
What is the weather going to be like when I travel to Everest Base Camp?
The weather in Nepal varies by season. For example, November to January is the dry season with sunny days, clear skies and usually no rain. However, on Everest Base Camp, the temperatures at this altitude will be cold, particularly at night. February to May and September to October is the most popular time to travel to EBC, with usually fairly dry and stable weather, although there may be the occasional shower. June to August is monsoon season in Nepal, but once you pass 3,000 meters altitude there is less and less rain. Check out our guide on the best time to visit Nepal for more on specific monthly climate and seasons.
How much money do I need to bring with me?
Your personal budget obviously depends on your spending habits and what is included in your trip cost. If accommodation is included, but meals are not, we would suggest that you bring around 30 USD per day per person for meals. Having a hot shower or charging your device sometimes costs extra. There are also sometimes small crafts/souvenirs to buy along the trekking route which you may want to bring extra money for. Also, consider whether you would be staying in Kathmandu or Pokhara before or after your trek.
- Are there bag weight restrictions for the small aircraft flight from Kathmandu to Lukla?
How much should my backpack weigh?
A properly packed backpack (not including your day pack) should ideally not weigh more than 13 kg. It is also important to note that if you are taking a flight to the start of your trek, many smaller aircraft have weight restrictions. For example, if you are flying from Kathmandu to Lukla, you are only allowed 10kg of checked luggage, and 5 kg of hand baggage. Thus, in case of a small flight, you should ideally pack a 10 kg backpack for checked luggage, and then add 5 kg in your hand baggage. You can then re-shuffel the weigt once you start your trek at the trailhead.
- Do I need a porter?