Everest Base Camp Trek takes you to EBC and Kalapattar, the most accessible viewpoint in the World to see Mount Everest and other mountain vistas. Mount Everest at 8848m and Everest Base Camp Trek marks itself as the most challenging adventure on Earth. Similarly, the trek is challenging but it gives you an unforgettable lifetime experience. The 16 days Everest Base Camp Trek is undoubtedly one of the best treks in Nepal that begins from Lukla after a short and scenic Himalayan flight from Kathmandu. Lukla is an actual starting point of EBC trek, and we then trek through glaciers, forests and epic mountain Sherpa villages to Everest Base Camp, discovering unique culture, Buddhist tradition and lifestyle of the Sherpas. Everest View Hotel, Tengboche Monastery and Namche Bazaar are also some tourist attraction places of EBC trek. We cater 16 days Everest Base Camp trekking package cost and departure dates for 2021.22.23.24.25.
Trek Name: Nepal Everest Base Camp Trek
Trek Duration: 16 Days
Trek Difficulty: Moderate
Trek Season: Sep/Oct/Nov/Dec/Mar/April/May
Trek Altitude: 2610m- 5550m
Trek Cost: USD 1260-USD 1890
Group Size: 1 - 12 people
Trek Package: Private/Group Trek
Mode of Transfer: Bus/Car/Flight
Start/End of Trek: Kathmandu / Lukla
Everest Everest Base Camp trek 16 days is a comfortable way of trekking to Everest Base Camp known as EBC.
16 days Nepal Everest base camp trek begins from Kathmandu with a 30 minutes stunning flight to Lukla. Get ready to bring down all your nerves to sense excitements and fears throughout the journey if you're willing to go for Mount Everest Base Camp Trek in 16 days. The trek in Everest Base Camp is a high altitude trek offers breath-taking Himalayan panoramas, the Sherpa culture and their lifestyles.
The Everest Base Camp Trekking 16 days package is suitable if you are looking for a real adventure without prior trekking experience. An epic journey to Everest Base Camp is a comfortable trekking for Everest Trekkers with relaxing pace and enough acclimatization day. A small group trek package to Everest Base Camp avoids a high risk of altitude sickness. This is possibly the most dramatic and picturesque trekking in the world.
Everest Base Camp and Kalapatthar is the final destination and also the highest part of EBC trek. The most popular walking journey in Nepal, Everest Base Camp trek offers spectacular mountain view and scenery, trek through different Sherpa villages. This is not a technical climb trek, and all interested general trekkers can trek to Nepal Everest base camp. The previous hiking experience is helpful. A combination of cardiovascular endurance, strength training and regular jogging is helpful to prepare for trekking in EBC Nepal. Running, rowing, cycling, swimming, and walking uphill are all a great way to build up your endurance.
We walk 10 to 15 km everyday for 5 to 6 hours. It still does not seem a very long trek. But the trekking trail is steep, rocky, and slow going depending on the season, icy and snowy. Remember that this is a wilderness trek is very uphill and downhills. Please make sure you stop and rest often to prevent over-tiredness during trekking to Everest Base Camp. The EBC trek is the best option if you want to see up close view of Mount Everest as there is no roads to Everest base camp.
From Lukla at 2800m, the Everest base camp trek steadily winds its way upwards to Everest Base Camp at 5,364 meters. Lukla is already very high. Trek slowly to Everest base camp and Kala Patthar at 5500m, the beautiful highest view point to see Everest and its surrounding Himalayas. Two acclimatization days at Namche and Dingboche which is very important for trekkers to complete Everest base camp trek in 16 days without risk of AMS. This helps you to acclimatize as you trek ascend to higher altitudes. Also be aware of the symptoms and treatments of mountain sickness. There is no correlation between fitness, age, gender and altitude sickness. Everyone is at risk of high altitude sickness on Everest base camp trek.
The 16 day Nepal Everest Base Camp Trek is physically and mentally exhausting, definitely not for everyone. If you are interested trekking to Everest Base Camp Nepal but are hesitating for whatever reason, you should trek to Everest Base Camp. Be sure to prepare yourself before EBC trek. Once in a lifetime experiences, you can not possibly end up regretting. Nepal trekking Everest Base Camp Itinerary is unlike anything you have ever experienced before.
Day 01: Arrive to Kathmandu
Arrive in Kathmandu at any time. We will welcome you and explain the program further. There are no planned activities for the day, so check into the hotel. Enjoy your overnight stay at the hotel.
Day 02: Prepare for trek and Kathmandu sightseeing tour
Kathmandu world heritage sites tour that includes Kathmandu Durbar Square, Swayambhunath Temple, Boudhanath Stupa and Pasupatinath Temple. Overnight at hotel.
Day 03: Fly to Lukla and trek to Phakding (2652m,3 hours)
Early morning transfer to the airport for Lukla flight. The flight to Lukla is a lifetime experience in itself. The airfield is at high evaluation and the difference between the two ends of the runway is about an exceptional 60 meters only. Trek to Phakding with an interesting, green landscape with the view of Kusum Kangraru. Overnight at guesthouse, breakfast, lunch and dinner included.
Day 04: Trek to Namche Bazaar (3440m, 6 hours)
Trek follow the Dudh Koshi river, ascending through Himalayan pine and cedar forests, to the celebrated village of Namche Bazaar remains the central trading post in the Khumbu that attracts Himalayan and lowland merchants.Spend two days at Namche for acclimatization, visit local markets and spend time with your team. On the hike we capture our first glimpses of Everest and neighboring peaks. Overnight at guesthouse, breakfast, lunch and dinner included.
Day 05: Namche Bazar and Everest View Hotel
This day is especially sectioned for acclimatization. We will hike to Syangboche Airport (3700m), supposed to be the highest airport in the world, then continue climbing to Everest View Hotel for great panoramic views of the Everest, Lhotse, Amadablam, Tawache etc. On the way back, we visit Sherpa Culture Museum and Everest Photo Gallery. Overnight at guesthouse, breakfast, lunch and dinner included.
Day 06: Trek to Tengboche (3860m, 5 hours)
The uniform and easy trail leads us towards the view of Mount Everest, descending deep into the Dudh Koshi Valley at Pungki Thanka and from this point, it ascends the right flank of the Dudh Koshi valley to Tengboche Monastery (3860m). It is the spiritual center of the Khumbu. The climb is lengthy, but is more than adequately compensated by gorgeous views of Mount Amadablam and on a clear day, views of Mt. Everest and its surrounding peaks. Overnight at guesthouse, breakfast, lunch and dinner included.
Day 07: Trek to Dingboche (4410m,5 hours)
Descend through a beautiful forest, cross the Imja Khola and trek through the village of Pangboche (3900m); perhaps today is the most interesting trekking because you will not lose altitude like on other days and you will enjoy views of Mt. Amadablam, Mt. Lhotse & other peaks; the route continues through pastures to Dingboche, known as the 'summer valley'. Overnight at guesthouse, breakfast, lunch and dinner included.
Day 08: Hike to Nagarjuna (5100m) and return Dingboche(6 hours)
This would be the second acclimatization day that requires about 6 hours of trekking to an altitude of 5100m. After breakfast, ascend Nagerjun (5100m), a hill located on the flanks of the Chhukung valley directly above Dingboche. The main aim is to climb high and sleep low. The foot path becomes steep at times, resulting in a physically strenuous day. Ascending the hill could take up to 5 hours at altitude. It offers good views of Lobuche East (6119m), Lobuche West (6145m), Taboche Peak (6367m), Thamserku (6608m), Kangtega (6685m) and Ama Dablam (6856m). It can be seen Makalu, the world's fifth highest mountain, including great views of the Pheriche Valley on clear day. Have a short rest and descent back to Dingboche takes about 2 hours.
Day 09: Trek to Lobuche (4910m,5 hours)
Trek along a broad valley floor to Dughla, passing the Trekkers Aid Post at Pheriche (4240 m). This trek is staffed by western volunteer doctors and supported by the Himalayan Rescue Association, which offers treatment and consultation to trekkers. Continue up the valley, gaining altitude. We come out of the valley to descend to the yak pastures of Lobuche. Overnight at guesthouse, breakfast, lunch and dinner included.
Day 10: Trek to Everest Base Camp (5364m) & back to Gorekshep (5181m,8 hours)
After a short climb through meadows, look down at the Khumbu glacier. Straight ahead is Kalapattar - the best vantage point to view the entire south face of Mt. Everest and the surrounding peaks. After a couple of hours get to Gorekshep, and continue this journey to the Everest base camp. There is not much elevation gain, but there are a lot of ups and downs and, combined with altitude, this can be an exhausting trek - but the journey is worth it. After approximately 3 hrs of hiking, arrive at the base camp and enjoy a magnificent view of the Khumbu glacier and icefall, where the Everest expeditions begin. Overnight at guesthouse, breakfast, lunch and dinner included.
Day 11: Hiking to Kalapattar (5545m) - Gorekshep - Pheriche (4210m,7 hours)
The day starts with a hike up to Kalapattar (5545m), the best viewpoint to witness Mount Everest, in all its glory and the spectacular Himalayan range. Then trek back to Gorekshep, for breakfast and then descend to Pheriche (4210m). Overnight at guesthouse, breakfast, lunch and dinner included.
Day 12: Trek to Namche (3440m,7 hours)
Easy walk along the Imja Khola, short climb to Tengboche, descend Pungki Thanka and complete steep to Kyangjuma, and easier trail to Namche. Overnight at guesthouse, breakfast, lunch and dinner included.
Day 13: Trek to Lukla (2800m,7 hours)
The trek continues along the Dudh Kosi River to the small mountain airstrip at Lukla, where the return flight to Kathmandu get. Overnight at guesthouse, breakfast, lunch and dinner included.
Day 14: Fly back to Kathmandu
30-minutes amazing scenic fly back to Kathmandu. Overnight at hotel, breakfast included.
Day 15: Leisure day in Kathmandu.
Spend the day in Kathmandu, to rest or to explore, as per the inclination. Overnight at hotel, breakfast included.
Day 16: Final transfer to Kathmandu airport.
Approximately 3 hours before the scheduled flight, we take you to Kathmandu airport. If you have more time, extend your trip to Chitwan, rafing, sightseeing, paragliding, everest flight and bungee jumping.
Trek Gear List: No need to bring unnecessary trekking equipments with you for trekking in Nepal. The following trekking equipments and gears are recommended before trekking in Nepal. Most of the trekking equipment what you will need can be rented or purchased in Nepal either in Kathmandu or Pokhara at cheap price. We will help you with the necessary arrangements. Except your day pack all the luggage will be carried by porters. There is an allowance of 15kg per person. Additional personal items not needed for the trekking part of the trip can be stored in the storage room of hotel without extra cost.
Sun hat or scarf
Light balaclava or warm fleece hat
Sunglasses with UV protection
Lightweight cotton long pants
Light and expedition weight thermal bottoms
Fleece or wool pants (seasonal)
Waterproof (preferably breathable fabric) shell pants
Thin, lightweight inner socks
Thick, warm wool hiking socks
Hiking boots with spare laces
Camp shoes (sneakers and/or sandals)
Gaiters for hiking in winter to the base camp
Light and expedition weight thermal tops
Fleece jacket or pullover
Fleece Wind-Stopper jacket (optional)
Waterproof (preferably breathable fabric) shell jacket
Down vest and/or jacket
Heavyweight gloves or mittens with a waterproof shell outer (seasonal)
Sleeping bag rated to zero DC
Headlamp (e.g. Petzl Zoom) with spare bulbs and batteries
Trekking Bags/Duffel bag
Basic First Aid Kit
Large plastic bags - for keeping items dry insidetrekbag
Daypack (approximately 2500 to 3000 cubic inches)
Water bottle (2) or camel bag
Toiletries (Small wash towel, Toilet papers etc)
Ear Plug (who know some people on group are snoring)
1 medium sized quick drying towel
Tooth brush/paste (preferably biodegradable)
Multipurpose soap (preferably biodegradable)
Face and body moisturizer
Feminine hygiene products
Wet wipes (baby wipes)
Tissue /toilet roll
Anti bacterial hands wash
Trail Map/Guide book
Journal & Pen
Pencils and small notebooks
Travel game i.e. chess, backgammon, scrabble
Modest swim suits (for Kathmandu)