- duration 12 days
- tour type Private
- age requirement 15-70 yrs
- max group size 14
- guiding method Fully guided
- Maximum altitude 5545 meters
- Trek difficulty Hard
- Tour Code BM-9872
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- Operated in English
- Trek to the base camp of the world's highest mountain
- Travel past Sherpa villages
- Enjoy spectacular views of Mount Everest from Kala Patthar (5,643m)
Your trek then continues through Sagarmatha National Park, via places like Tengboche (known for the oldest monastery in the region), Dingboche and Lobuche to reach Gorakshep, a frozen, sandy lake near Everest Base Camp.
Reach Everest Base Camp on Day 8. Enjoy sunrise views from Kala Patthar and take amazing pictures of the Himalayas, including the mighty Mt Everest. Experience the warmth of the mountain people, observe the Sherpa way of life and enjoy amazing mountain sceneries along the way. For more about this trip, please go through the itinerary below.
Day 1: Kathmandu - Lukla (flight) & trek to Phakding
Day 2: Phakding - Namche Bazaar (3,440m)
Day 3: Rest day at Namche Bazaar
Day 4: Namche Bazaar - Tengboche (3,870m)
Day 5: Tengboche - Dingboche (4,360m)
Day 6: Rest day in Dingboche & optional hiking to Chhukung
Day 7: Dingboche - Lobuche (4,940m)
Day 8: Lobuche - Gorak Shep (5,170m) & hike to EBC (5,364m)
Day 9: Gorak Shep - Kala Patthar (5,545m) & trek to Pheriche
Day 10: Pheriche (4,280m) to Namche Bazaar (3,440m)
Day 11: Namche Bazaar - Lukla
Day 12: Lukla - Kathmandu (flight)
- Domestic Airport - Hotel - Airport transfer service
- An experienced, English-speaking licensed trekking guide & his daily wage, meal, accommodation and Insurance
- Kathmandu - Lukla - Kathmandu Flight ($432) per person
- Sagarmatha National Park entrance fees.
- Duffle bags, and sleeping bags and trekking poles
- Local government charges.
- Twin Sharing Accommodation during the trek
- Prompt Emergency assistant arrangements
- 1 Porter assigned for 2 person and his daily wage, meal, accommodation and Insurance
- All government taxes & VAT
- Farewell Dinner at the end of the trek
- Travel Insurance ( Must coverage emergency evacuation service)
- International airfare
- Nepal entry visa fee (bring the exact amount of USD cash and two passport-size photographs for a faster service)
- Personal expenses (phone calls, internet, laundry, bar bills, battery recharge, hot shower etc.)
- Any meals during the trek
- Accommodation in Kathmandu - Allow $15 to $80 per night for twin sharing room.
- Tips for guide and porters
- Drinks boiled water, bottle water, cola, beer etc.)
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Free cancellation up to 60 days prior departure, after which the deposit becomes non-refundable.Other Practical InformationACCOMMODATION IN KATHMANDU: In our package cost, hotel in Kathmandu is excluded as there are many hotels available to book online where you can get best price. You can book any hotels in Kathmandu valley, we will pick you up from your hotel. FLIGHT TO and FROM LUKLA CANCELLATION: The Tenzing Hillary Airport/Lukla Airport in the Mount Everest region is the gateway to one of the most popular trekking routes in the Himalayas - The Everest Base Camp Trek. The weather conditions in the mountain region of Nepal can change rapidly and aviation schedules are not as reliable as you might expect. The flight between Kathmandu and Lukla is frequently delayed and maybe cancelled for the day or several days in succession. In the event your flight is cancelled we will either rebook your flight for the following day or attempt to get you on a chartered helicopter. Guests are responsible for the extra costs of helicopter flights which cost from USD400- USD600 per person. It is recommended to apportion one or two extra days in case your flight gets cancelled and you are in short of scheduled time. In other cases, road transportation can be an option which takes 4-5 extra days. Please Note: If we rebook your ticket it's likely you will be on a lower priority flight during the peak trekking seasons. This is out of our control as the earlier morning flights will have already been booked months in advance. If the flight is canceled then all extra expenses like airport transfers, accommodation, meals should be born by clients. NO REFUND FOR INCOMPLETE OR EARLY COMPLETE TRIP No refund will be made to clients who drop out from the journey due to natural disaster, political issues, regardless of whatever portions remain unused in the itinerary and who finished the trip earlier days than mentioned in the itinerary.
- 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.