- Booking Type Instant Booking
- duration 16 days
- tour type Private and Group
- age requirement 12+ years old
- max group size 12
- guiding method Live Guide/Instructor
- Change dates It is free to change your tour start date within 30 days of departure.
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- Thrilling Kathmandu to Lukla flight
- Magnificent views from Kala Patthar
- Khumbu and Ngozumpa Glaciers
- Antique Tengboche Monastery & Sherpa culture
Not much trekking experience? Not to worry, this trek itinerary is designed for beginner trekkers who are in good health with average physical fitness. The ample distance covered between daily itineraries, steady gain of altitude and separate rest days ensures that we are properly acclimatized to fully enjoy our trek to Everest Base Camp.
This fully-guided trip includes food, accommodation, and a scenic, small-plane mountain flight. Please see the detailed itinerary and what's included sections for more information.
Day 1: Arrival in Kathmandu
Day 2: Kathmandu sightseeing and trek preparation
Day 3: Fly to Lukla, trek to Phakding
Day 4: Phakding to Namche Bazaar
Day 5: Acclimatization day in Namche Bazaar
Day 6: Namche Bazaar to Tengboche
Day 7: Tengboche to Dingboche
Day 8: Dingboche acclimatization day
Day 9: Dingboche to Duglha
Day 10: Duglha to Lobuche
Day 11: Lobuche to Gorak Shep, visit Everest Base Camp
Day 12: Gorak Shep to Kala Patthar to Pherice
Day 13: Pheriche to Namche Bazaar
Day 14: Namche Bazaar to Lukla
Day 15: Fly to Kathmandu
Day 16: Final departure
- Accommodation as per itinerary: hotel in Kathmandu and teahouses while on trek, on twin sharing basis
- Meals as per itinerary: All meals while trekking, breakfasts in Kathmandu and welcome dinner
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Free cancellation up to 60 days prior departure, after which the deposit becomes non-refundable.Other Practical InformationCANCELLATION There are no any additional cancellation fees applicable for the Everest Base Camp Short Trek. If you have booked or are starting your trip before 31 December 2021, you can cancel or reschedule up to 45 days before departure. However, any initial deposits made will be non-refundable and can be used for another upcoming adventure with Himalayan Glacier. Book with confidence and learn more about instant refund and free cancellation policy here. PAYMENT For this Everest Base Camp Short Trek, a minimum of 5% booking fee is acceptable while the final payment should be made before 72 hours of the trip start date. Deposits and subsequent payments, if any, must be in the form of a personal check or a cashier’s check payable in US$ to Himalayan Glacier Adventures, bank transfers or by credit card, which may incur an additional 4% processing fee. Click here for detailed payment terms and conditions of Himalayan Glacier. TRAVEL INSURANCE It is a mandatory requirement for joining any of Himalayan Glacier’s trips that you possess all necessary and valid travel insurance that covers unanticipated comprehensive expenses such as medical issues, accidents, rescue & evacuation or other unseen natural calamities, including repatriation costs. Learn more about insurance coverage for different activities and the prominent insurance companies before you plan your trip. VISA Acquiring required visa(s) is the sole responsibility for every individual traveler before planning your Everest Base Camp Trek as visa requirements may vary depending on the nationality of an individual traveler. For most nations, there is a visa on arrival provision in Nepal’s International Airport. However, we recommend that you check with your local consulates which represent the country you will be traveling to, as a part of this program as well as find more details about passport and visa requirements in Nepal. IS THIS TRIP RIGHT FOR YOU? ⚫ The trip involves a 16-day trek to Everest Base Camp at an altitude of 18,193ft (5,545m). So, one needs to be in excellent fitness and sound health conditions for doing this trip. First time trekkers may require to do certain exercises and short day hikes prior doing this trek. Here is everything we need to know about this trek: Everest Base Camp Trek FAQs - Himalayan Glacier. ⚫The weather is very unpredictable up in the Himalayas, which can lead to delayed or canceled flights to or from Lukla, before or after our trip.So, it is always advisable that you have a few spare days considering the bad weather. ⚫ The teahouses in the mountains are the trekking lodges that we will be sleeping for the nights. They are very simple with only basic facilities, unless we don’t book for a luxury trip that provides more-than-basic lodges at all available places. Access to charging ports may incur an extra cost if we need to charge any of our electronic devices, and Wi-Fi may not be available at all locations or may be available and may cost extra. ⚫ Packing for this trip totally depends on the season we will be trekking. See the complete packing list here: Complete Everest Base Camp Trek Packing List - Himalayan Glacier. ⚫ On this trekking route and at the teahouses, we will encounter many other hikers or trekking groups. If you are seeking for a quieter trail with less travelers and wish to spend more time trekking through local communities rather than walking on more established routes, check our Langtang, Gosaikunda&Helambu Trek, Khopra Ridge Community Trek, or Nar Phu Valley Trek. COVID-19 SAFETY MEASURES We operate this trekking trip by containing the following COVID-19 safety protocols: ⚫ This trip abides to all the updated safety guidelines for travelers, as issued by the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the local authorities. ⚫ The tour will be operated by adopting COVID-19 health and hygiene global standardized protocols. ⚫ A group will be limited to not more than 6 trekkers, for now, with concerns about COVID-19 safety for all travelers. ⚫ We have prioritized hygiene protocols on the entire trip encouraging travelers to mask up, wash hands regularly, sanitize and practice physical distancing as much as possible FOR SOLO TRAVELERS We do not guarantee to provide a twin-sharing room for solo travelers as it may not always be available. However, we will try to accommodate you in one, unless you don’t request for either a single room, wherever feasible. A single supplementary charge may be applicable if you are traveling solo and you are the only person in the group. If you have opted for twin-sharing room during the booking process but the option is not available, we will get back to you after you complete booking your trip.
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.
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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.
- Is quarantine in Nepal in effect for arriving visitors?