- duration 12 days
- tour type Private
- age requirement 5-79 yrs
- max group size 10
- guiding method Fully guided
- Trek difficulty Medium
- Maximum altitude 5545 meters
- Tour Code BM-3923
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- Enjoy trekking in the shadows of world's highest peak, Mount Everest
- Take in the views of Mount Everest from Kala Patthar
- Explore the villages of towns where the Sherpa people live
Your journey starts with a flight to the mountainous airport of Lukla. Follow a scenic trail from Lukla that takes you past highland hamlets and Buddhist monasteries. Along the way, you will rest for two days in order to acclimatize to higher elevations.
The itinerary also includes Kala Patthar (5,545m), from where you can enjoy panoramic views of rivers, avalanches and glittering, snowcapped peaks, including Mount Everest, Mount Nuptse, Mount Pumori, Mount Lhotse and Mount Changtse, as well as the Khumbu Glacier.
Although this trek can be done all year round and in any season, the period between March to May and September to November is the best time to do it.
Day 1: Fly to Lukla from Kathmandu & trek to Phakding
Day 2: Trek to Namche Bazaar (3,440m)
Day 3: Free day in Namche Bazaar
Day 4: Trek to Tengboche (3,850m)
Day 5: Trek to Dingboche (4,350m)
Day 6: Rest day in Dingboche
Day 7: Trek to Lobuche (4,910m)
Day 8: Gorakshep & Everest Base Camp (5,364m)
Day 9: Trek to Kala Patthar (5,545m) and back to Pheriche
Day 10: Trek to Namche Bazaar
Day 11: Continue to Lukla
Day 12: Fly back to Kathmandu
- Airport pickup and drop off in private vehicles
- Kathmandu - Lukla - Kathmandu flight tickets with airport taxes
- Meals as per the itinerary
- Twin-share accommodation during the trip
- A knowledgeable, English-speaking tour guide with all his salary, food, drinks, accommodation, transport and insurance
- National park entrance fees and Trekkers’ Information Management System (TIMS card)
- Pre-trek meeting in Kathmandu
- First aid kit
- We can help you with arranging emergency evacuation service (the amount has to be paid by your travel insurance company)
- All necessary government taxes, service charges and official expenses
- Your Nepal visa fees (you should bring the exact amount along with 2 passport-size photos)
- International flight tickets
- Accommodation and meals in Kathmandu
- Travel insurance with high-altitude emergency evacuation
- Expenses that are personal in nature, like phone calls, alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks, hot shower, etc
- Anything mentioned optional in the itinerary or not in the 'What's Included' section
- Additional expenses due to flight delays, strikes or any other events beyond our control
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Free cancellation up to 60 days prior departure, after which the deposit becomes non-refundable.
Is a visa on arrival available?
Typically, yes. However, in response to the current Covid situation, rules for arriving visitors may change frequently and sometimes without notice. It may be necessary to obtain a tourist visa in your own country before travel. For updated information on visas, please check the Nepal Tourism Board and the Government of Nepal Immigration websites.
How much will a trip to Nepal cost?
How much you spend in Nepal is largely decided by things you want to do in the country. A 5-day trekking trip in Nepal can start from as little at USD 400 per person. A weekend-long safari in Chitwan National Park is available at less than USD 200.
On average, seven days in Nepal with accommodation and some or all meals included costs anywhere between USD 700 to USD 1500 per person. Good rooms at hotels in Nepal range from USD 25 to over USD 150 per person, per night, while around USD 1.5 a day can buy you three meals in decent restaurants.
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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.