- duration 15 days
- tour type Private
- age requirement 17-79 yrs
- max group size 18
- guiding method Fully guided
- Maximum altitude 5643 meters
- Trek difficulty Medium
- Tour Code BM-23809
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- Operated in English
- See stunning views of Mount Everest & other mountains
- Enjoy a sightseeing tour of Kathmandu
- Trek through Sagarmatha National Park
- Travel through traditional Sherpa villages. See the imposing Tengboche Monastery
Join us on this 15-day private, guided tour and travel through the foothills of the Himalayas and scattered Sherpa villages all the way to Everest Base Camp. Your journey starts from Kathmandu from where, a day after a city sightseeing tour, you catch the flight to Lukla airport. From there, you continue your journey to Namche Bazaar via Phakding. Spend a day acclimatizing in Namche before continuing your journey up via Tengboche and Dingboche, where yet another day of acclimatization awaits you.
Ascend higher after your body has acclimatized to the thin air of the Himalayas to reach Everest Base Camp on Day 10. A sunrise view from Kala Patthar awaits you the next day before you start your journey down to Lukla. For more details, please go through the itinerary below.
Day 1: Kathmandu arrival
Day 2: Full-day sightseeing tour of Kathmandu
Day 3: Kathmandu – Lukla (2750 m) – Phakding (2610 m)
Day 4: Phakding – Namche Bazaar (3440 m)
Day 5: Namche Bazaar (rest day)
Day 6: Namche Bazaar – Tengboche (3,680 m)
Day 7: Tengboche – Dingboche (4,410 m)
Day 8: Rest day in Dingboche
Day 9: Dingboche – Lobuche (4,950 m)
Day 10: Lobuche – Gorakshep (5,160 m) – Everest Base Camp (5,364 m)
Day 11: Gorakshep – Kalapatthar –Phereche (4,350m)
Day 12: Phereche to Namche Bazar
Day 13: Namche Bazaar – Lukla
Day 14: Lukla – Kathmandu
Day 15: Kathmandu departure
- Meals: 10 breakfast only
- 3 nights in a 3-star hotel in Kathmandu. Guesthouse accommodation during the trek (all on a twin-share basis)
- Airport pickup and drop off on the first and the last day of the tour
- Flight tickets: Kathmandu - Lukla - Kathmandu
- An experienced, English-speaking tour guide
- A professional city tour guide on Day 2
- First aid kit carried by your tour guide
- National park entrance fees and trekking permits
- All government taxes and official charges
- A duffel bag
- A farewell dinner on the last night in Kathmandu
- Lunch and dinner in Katmandu and during the trek
- International flight tickets
- Extra night's hotel stay in Kathmandu if extended stay is required or due to early return
- Expenses that are personal in nature like phone calls, internet, laundry, hot water shower and battery charging
- Monument entrance fees on Day 2
- Travel insurance
- Tips for guide and porter
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- What is the required budget for a trip to Nepal?
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.
How long is the trek to Everest Base Camp?
The Everest Base Camp trek is a 129 km round trip that starts from and ends in Lukla, where most people fly in from Kathmandu. It takes most travelers between 11 and 14 days to complete this journey, with the average duration being 12 days, of which it takes around 8 days to trek from Lukla to the base camp. The return journey, which normally takes 4 days, is downhill. Another option is the 10-day trek to Everest Base Camp. You can either return on a helicopter from Gorakshep to Lukla. Or you can follow the same itinerary as the 12-day trek and skip the two acclimatization days. This is the riskier option.
We also recommend adding buffer periods of a day or two before and after your trek. You may need a couple of days in Kathmandu to shop for trekking gear, battle jet-lag or meet up with the tour guide to discuss the trek. The buffer period at the end of the trek is recommended because there is always a good chance of Lukla flights getting delayed due to bad weather. This means that your entire trip duration will be between 14 to 16 days. Check out our guide on how long the Everest Base Camp treks to find out more.
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.