- duration 15 days
- tour type Private and Group
- age requirement 10-79 yrs
- max group size 16
- guiding method Fully guided
- Maximum altitude 5450 meters
- Trek difficulty Hard
- Tour Code BM-10513
- Footprint Carbonneutral CO2 emissions resulting from all trips on Bookmundi will be offset via investments in carbon reduction projects.
- Operated in English
- Visit the enchanting land of Nepal and see the world’s highest mountain for yourself
- Hike Kala Patthar to witness a 360-degree view of Everest along with gorgeous sunrise
- Get to see panoramic views of numerous Himalayan mountains like Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse
- Experience rich culture and tradition of the locals
Our company has organized the perfect trip to the Everest region. Covering a period of 13 days, you will see not only Mt. Everest, but also the other high snow-capped peaks of the Himalayas in eastern Nepal. There are several peaks over 8000 meters in this part of the world, making them the tallest mountains on earth.
But there is more than just mountains. Walk next to fast flowing mountain streams, hike across massive glaciers, watch waterfalls cascading down the mountains and see the delicate wildflowers that bloom in a myriad of colours.
Then there is the amazing culture of the Sherpa people, the rugged mountain people who have called this land home for over 1000 years. Their colourful homes and terraced farms are truly an amazing work of art.
This year, why not come to visit the enchanting land of Nepal and see the world’s highest mountain for yourself? You can trek to Everest Base Camp and back, enjoying a most rewarding experience of a lifetime. You can do it, with Buddha Treks & Expedition!
Day 1: Arrival in Kathmandu (1350 m)
Day 2: Fly to Lulka and trek to Phakding (2652 m/8700 ft)
Day 3: Trek to Namche Bazar
Day 4: Acclimatization Day
Day 5: Trek to Tengboche (3870 m/12,696 ft.)
Day 6: Trek to Dingboche (4400 m/14,435 ft.)
Day 7: Trek to Lobuche (4900 m/16,076 ft.)
Day 8: Trek to Gorakshep and EBC (5364 m/17,598 ft.)
Day 9: Climb Kalapathar (5545 m/18,192 ft.)
Day 10: Trek to Pheriche (4,320 m/14,173 ft.)
Day 11: Trek to Phortse (3840 m/12,598 ft)
Day 12: Trek to Namche Bazar (3440 m/11,286 ft.)
Day 13: Trek to Lukla (2800 m/9,186 ft.)
Day 14: Fly to Kathmandu
Day 15: Departure from Kathmandu
- Airport pick-up and drop-off
- 2 nights accommodation in standard hotel in Kathmandu (bed & breakfast)
- Flight ticket Kathmandu – Lukla – Kathmandu
- 12 nights accommodation in basic teahouses during the trek
- Meals during the trek: breakfast, lunch, dinner with tea/coffee
- Professional English speaking trekking guide
- Complete printed trip information and trekking map
- Equipment: sleeping bags and down jacket
- Trekking bags to pack and carry your necessary items for trekking
- Trekking permit (TIMS, Entry Permit for Sagarmatha National Park)
- Personal insurance for Nepalese staff (guide and porters)
- Extra Night at Kathmandu
- Kathmandu Sightseeing
- Single Suplement
- Trekking porter/s
- Bar bills (any alcohol drinks, mineral water, cold drinks, cigarettes, etc)
- Hotel accommodation and other expenses in Kathmandu, if you return earlier from trek
- Personal clothing and other equipment
- Personal expenses such as laundry, hot water for showers, etc.
- Personal insurance that covers helicopter rescue evacuation
- Any unseen expenses produced by circumstances beyond our control such as natural disasters
- Tips for guide, porters and other staff
- Earn US$ 44+ in travel credits.
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Free cancellation up to 60 days prior departure, after which the deposit becomes non-refundable.Other Practical InformationOur trip package includes complete requirement during trek: It is fully organized that includes accommodation, all meals in trekking, all necessary logistic support, guide and porters, trekking permits and entrance fee, etc. There is not any hidden charge. The trip itinerary is crafted by expertise team. It includes plenty of time to insure your leisure and taking you to your desired destination. We are very much flexible where it is necessary. Please kindly inform us if you need any amendment. DOMESTIC FLIGHTS: Kathmandu to Lukla and return flight can be affected by weather conditions and congestion which can lead to delays, sometimes of several days. We request you to ensure that you have left spare days to account for moderate delays, but can't guarantee against longer delays which may affect your international flight. A TYPICAL TREKKING DAY A typical day revolves around the Nepal sunrise and sunset, rather than any Western time schedule. The day starts with an early wake-up call. You then pack up your gear and enjoy a rousing breakfast before starting your morning’s walk. The sirdar will already be organized and have assigned loads to porters and your group will then set off on the trail at a leisurely pace, enjoying the view and stopping to take photographs. After 2-3 hours walk you stop for lunch. This lasts for about 90 minutes which gives you time to relax, or explore the local village. The afternoon’s walk is usually shorter and we arrive at the campsite or tea-house in plenty of time to relax and savor the surroundings. Later in the evening dinner is served, giving you an opportunity to sample the delicious food, talk over the day’s events, and look forward to another special day on the trails of Nepal. HEALTH ISSUES We recommend that all clients consult their doctor to discuss the health issues associated with their trek. We also recommend that clients bring their own personal first aid kit to supplement the comprehensive first aid kit carried by the Trek Leader. VACCINATIONS REQUIRED Please ensure that you allow at least 1 month to complete a course of vaccinations. Whilst your personal doctor will be the final authority, we recommend the following : • Poliomyelitis • Typhoid • Tetanus • Rabies • Pneumococcal • Immunoglobulin (for Hepatitis A) MALARIA Nepal is listed as a country for which malaria prophylaxis is advised. We will not be visiting any malarial areas on the treks, however you may wish to consult your doctor about the need to take malaria pills. Trekkers who plan to do rafting and jungle excursions are advised to take the necessary medication to protect against malaria. ALTITUDE SICKNESS Many treks in Nepal can take you quite rapidly to high altitudes, so you need to give your body time to acclimatize. If you ascend faster than your body can acclimatize you will start to develop symptoms of Acute Mountain Sickness (AMS). A headache being the most common symptom, others are nausea, vomiting, fatigue, loss of appetite, dizziness and sleep disturbances. The best way to acclimatize is to ascend slowly and gradually. The common wisdom is that you should take 2-3 days to reach 3000m – If flying in to above this height remember to take extra acclimatization days (for example flying into Lukla). Once above 3000m, you should sleep no more than around 300m above your last nights altitude, and take a rest day every 3 days (or 1000m). At times it can be difficult to stick exactly to this schedule, as villages aren't always conveniently placed for acclimatizing, so you should think of the 300m as an average. During the day it is okay to trek higher as long as you descend to sleep. Remember the mountaineer’s saying "Climb High, Sleep Low". If at any time you get symptoms of AMS you should not climb higher until they are gone. If they persist then you should descend to below the height where they first started. Only start to climb again when they have gone. All of our itineraries allow for a proper acclimatisation schedule, and of course on our private departures you have the freedom to go slower if you are finding it tough - everyone acclimatises at a different rate. Please also consider your guide and porters and watch for signs of AMS in them. They are not immune to AMS. You will find a graph below detailing the acclimatisation schedule. It shows the ideal acclimatisation schedule against suggested itinerary. We always aim to get as close to the ideal as possible taking account of such things as available accommodation and camping spots with water etc. INSURANCE We INSIST that an appropriate insurance policy is taken out which covers travel in isolated and mountainous areas, and which also includes helicopter rescue. We recommend that you consult a reputable insurance agent or insurance specialist. RECOMMENDED EQUIPMENT Footwear: Trekking Boots, thick socks, light socks, camp shoes. Clothing: Down or fibre Jacket, filled waterproof jacket and trousers, sweater or fleece jacket, warm cotton trousers, shirts and T-shirts, shorts, long underwear, wool hat, sun hat, gloves, bathing suit, track suit. Other Equipment: Sleeping bag (4 seasons), down jacket, day pack, water bottle, sun cream, sunglasses, flashlight with spare bulbs and batteries, lip salve, gaiters. Optional: Insect repellent, toilet articles, note book & pen, toilet roll, laundry soap, pocket knife, towel, sewing kit, plasters, binoculars, camera, film, cards and personal medical kit.
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.
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.
- Is quarantine in Nepal in effect for arriving visitors?
- 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.