Everest Base Camp Trek - 15 Days

  • Trip Code HTA-9
  • Duration: 15 Days
  • Trip Grade Moderate
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Trip Highlights

  • Closest view of the highest peak, Mount Everest with neighboring tallest Himalayas
  • Experiencing the traditional culture of Sherpa people and their hospitality
  • Buddhists monasteries in the foothills of the mighty Himalayas
  • Short but the grandest walk in the Land of Himalayas
  • A short visit to the world heritage sites in Kathmandu as well

About Trip:

Everest Base Camp Trek, situated at the height of 5,364m (17,598ft) is simply the best adventure experience and the most recommended sites to be visited in Nepal at least once in your lifetime. It takes you to the magnificent Himalayan landscapes, very rare flora and faunas, Buddhist culture and friendly Sherpa people living in it. Everest Base Camp trek gives you an amazing viewpoint of the Kala Patthar, Everest Base Camp itself and closest view of the four World’s tallest mountains from the Himalayas with the highest peak, Mount Everest, Mount Lhotse, Mount Makalu and Mount Cho-Oyu.

The world’s most awe-inspiring and iconic mountain trail starts with a scenic mountain flight from Kathmandu to Lukla which is an amazing experience in itself. Crossing the adventurous routes, hiking on challenging trails, moving along with the Dudhkoshi river at the side, waterfalls, glaciers, Buddhists monasteries, Sherpa villages, prayer flags and chortens, which makes this trip an unforgettable experience and encourages to come to again and again to this beautiful place. This beautiful region of Nepal is bounded in the Sagarmatha National Park, the World’s heritage site.

We, the Himalayan Traverse Adventure have designed this 15-days amazing trek for the trekkers and adventure lovers, who want to visit the Kalapatthar and the base camp of the World’s highest peak, Mount Everest in a limited amount of time.

Outline Itinerary

Day 01 : Arrival in Kathmandu and a brief discussion on trip (1,300m/4,264 ft.)

Day 02 : Sightseeing in Kathmandu

Day 03 : Fly to Lukla (2,860 m/9,383 ft.): 45 min flight, trek to Phakding (2,651m/8,700ft): 3-4 hrs walk

Day 04 : Trek to Namche Bazaar (3,438m/11,280 ft.): 5-6 hrs walk

Day 05 : Acclimatization Day at Namche Bazaar

Day 06 : Trek to Tyangboche (3,870m/12,694 ft.) or Deboche (3860m/12,665 ft.): 5-6 hrs walk

Day 07 : Trek to Dingboche (4,360 m/14,300 ft.): 5-6 hrs walk

Day 08 : Acclimatization at Dingboche

Day 09 : Trek to Lobuche (4,940 m/16,207 ft.): 5-6 hrs walk

Day 10 : Trek to Gorak Shep (5,170 m/16,961ft), ascend Everest Base Camp (5,364 m/17,594 ft.): 6-7 hrs walk

Day 11 : Trek to Kala Patthar (5,545m/18,192ft) and back to Pheriche (4,288m/14,070 ft.) 7-8 hrs walk

Day 12 : Trek to Namche Bazaar (3,440m/11,280 ft.): 6-7 hrs walk

Day 13 : Namche Bazaar to Lukla (2,800m/9,186 ft.): 6-7 hrs walk

Day 14 : Fly back to Kathmandu: 45 min flight

Day 15 : Final departure


 

Cost Includes:

  • Domestic flight services between Kathmandu and Lukla
  • International & domestic airport transfers from and to Hotel
  • All ground transportations in tourist vehicles as per itinerary
  • Accommodation in star level hotel with bed and breakfast facility in Kathmandu as per itinerary
  • All meals (Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner) while trekking as indicated by the itinerary.
  • Accommodation in twin sharing basis tents or local lodges/guesthouses while trekking
  • All necessary paperwork and trekking related permits and fees like National Park Permit, TIMS, etc.
  • Professional, government licensed, helpful and English speaking guides with necessary porters (1 porter per two members)
  • First Aid Medical Kit box during the trip
  • All costs of Nepalese staffs including their wages, insurance, food and accommodation, domestic flights, transportation and other related costs.
  • Himalayan Traverse Adventure duffel bags and T-shirts
  • Government and local taxes as per itinerary

Cost Excludes:

  • International airfares to and from Nepal.
  • Lunch and Dinner while in Kathmandu
  • Nepal Visa fees
  • Travel and rescue insurance
  • Extra expenses by member like Laundry fees, drinks, phone calls, shower, etc.
  • All foods and beverages other than on the itinerary.
  • Personal gears and equipment.
  • Good Tips for guides, porters and drivers
  • Excess Baggage charges
  • Services more than included in “Trip Includes” section.

Trip Map

Day 01 : Arrival in Kathmandu and a brief discussion on trip (1,300m/4,264 ft.)

Welcome to Nepal, the Land of Himalayas! Upon your arrival our representative from Himalayan Traverse will welcome to you at the airport and take you to your respective hotel. As it is the first day, we will make you brief introduction on your trip and your guide/s too. At the evening we will host a welcome dinner offering typical Nepalese cuisine in one of the finest Nepalese Restaurants in Kathmandu. Overnight in Kathmandu Hotel.

-Bed and Breakfast, Dinner

Day 02 : Sightseeing in Kathmandu

After breakfast in the morning we start a small sightseeing in Kathmandu in the three famous UNESCO World heritage enlisted sites: “Pashupatinath Temple” the biggest temple for Hindus, “Swayambhunath Stupa” also known as the monkey temple which is one of the famous religious stupa for Buddhists and “Boudhanath Stupa” the biggest Stupa in Nepal located in Kathmandu. After this short visit to religious sites we make early preparations for our trip and make sure everything is okay. Overnight in Kathmandu Hotel.

-Bed and Breakfast

Day 03 : Fly to Lukla (2,860 m/9,383 ft.): 45 min flight, trek to Phakding (2,651m/8,700ft): 3-4 hrs walk

Early in the morning we take short scenic mountain flight from Kathmandu to Lukla which will be about 35 minutes and we start our journey for Everest Base Camp. As we land on Tenzing Hillary Airport we hold on a bit in Lukla as the guides and porters manage the baggage. Then we head for Phakding, a small Sherpa village which take a walk of three or four hours. Overnight at Phakding.

-Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 04 : Trek to Namche Bazaar (3,438m/11,280 ft.): 5-6 hrs walk

Today, after having our morning breakfast we start our hike. With Dudhkoshi river by our side we also make entrance to Sagarmatha National park. After a straight walk of 5 or 6 hours, we reach Namche Bazaar which is also known as the “Gateway to Mount Everest”. From there we can enjoy the amazing view of Mount Everest and Mount Lhotse. Overnight at Namche Bazaar.

-Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 05 : Acclimatization Day at Namche Bazaar

After a continuous walk to Namche Bazaar, today we make our day as an acclimatization day. Today we can for activities as per your wish. For example, a short hike to Khumjung or Everest View Hotel and enjoying the view of the mighty Himalayas can be a good option. We also experience the Sherpa culture and learn about Sherpa and mountaineering history by making a short visit to Sherpa museum and Khumjung School nearby. Overnight at Namche Bazaar.

-Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 06 : Trek to Tyangboche (3,870m/12,694 ft.) or Deboche (3860m/12,665 ft.): 5-6 hrs walk

The day starts with a pleasant walk with the magnificent views if the Himlayas. We can see the high mountains such as Mount Everest, Mount Lhotse, Mount Nuptse, Mount Amadablam and Kongde all the way. Making our way through the rhododendron forests we finally reach our destination for today, Tyangboche. Rhododendron is also the national flower of Nepal. We also make our short visit to the largest monastery in the region by the name “Tyangboche Monastery”. Overnight at Tyangboche or Deboche.

-Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 07 : Trek to Dingboche (4,360 m/14,300 ft.): 5-6 hrs walk

We start our day descending through the lush tree forest with the view of Mount Everest, Mount Amadablam and Mount Lhotse. As we move forward towards Imja Valley and up to Dingboche we can have the scenery of barley, buckwheat and potato fields on our way and also the “Pangboche Monastery” in Pangboche. Overnight at Dingboche.

-Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 08 : Acclimatization at Dingboche

It’s an another acclimatization day in the village with fields of buckwheat, barley and potatoes. We can either take rest or make hike to Nagarhuna Hill and Chukkung nearby for some excellent views of Himalayas and the place. Overnight at Dingboche.

-Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 09 : Trek to Lobuche (4,940 m/16,207 ft.): 5-6 hrs walk

Making our way through the Khumbu glaciers at the terminal moraine we climb up to Dugla. We can find the prayers flags and stones on our way up. We can see the clear views of peak like Khumbutse, Lingtren, Mahalangur himal and Pumori. Gradually after a hike of 5 to 6 hours we reach Lobuche situated beneath the Lhotse Ridge. Overnight at Lobuche.

-Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 10 : Trek to Gorak Shep (5,170 m/16,961ft), ascend Everest Base Camp (5,364 m/17,594 ft.): 6-7 hrs walk

Today is as exciting day as we will be hiking for Everest Base Camp, our final destination. It definitely is going to be as amazing experience but a bit challenging too. We make our way to Gorak Shep first and head towards Everest Base Camp then following the Khumbu Glacier trails. On the way we can view mountains which are Nuptse, Pumori and Khumbutse and finally reach Everest Base Camp where we will be exploring today. For overnight we return to Gorakshep.

-Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 11 : Trek to Kala Patthar (5,545m/18,192ft) and back to Pheriche (4,288m/14,070 ft.) 7-8 hrs walk

Early in the morning we depart for Kala Patthar to view the amazing sunrise seen from the Kala Patthar and other mighty Himalayas too. After enjoying the magnificent panorama from the top of Kala Patthar we head back to Pheriche for overnight stay.

-Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 12 : Trek to Namche Bazaar (3,440m/11,280 ft.): 6-7 hrs walk

We descend back to Namche Bazaar crossing the rhododendron forests. Enjoying the natural beauty of the place and watching the smiley faces of Sherpa locals we make our way down to Namche Bazaar. Overnight at Namche Bazaar.

-Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 13 : Namche Bazaar to Lukla (2,800m/9,186 ft.): 6-7 hrs walk

We head to Lukla today making our way through the Sherpa villages. We may take rest at places like Phakding and after a couple of hours we reach Lukla for the flight back to Kathmandu early in the morning tomorrow. Overnight at Lukla.

-Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 14 : Fly back to Kathmandu: 45 min flight

As today we have to fly back to Kathmandu, we wake up early in the morning and make our early flight in Kathmandu. During the day you could take rest or buy yourself some souvenirs. On the occasion of our successful trip there will be a dinner conducted by us in the evening.

-Bed and Breakfast, Dinner

Day 15 : Final departure

Today we will be biding you farewell. We will be hoping that you will come back to Nepal again for another adventurous trip. We will take you to the International airport some hours before the scheduled flight and finally you will depart back for your homeland!

-Breakfast

(Note: Booking must be confirmed 6 months before in advance)

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I spent very memorable days in the Everest region in Nepal. I used to dream to see this highest peak of the world and now I arrested it in my camera. My guide arranged everything and helped me a lot. He did not let me feel tired and boring.

Austin, Netherlands Antilles

You must bring the important documents mentioned below in your trip.

  • Valid Passport with 2 pp sized photos
  • Proof of insurance and visa form
  • International air tickets
  • Enough cash which can be exchanged once you reach Kathmandu
  • Credit cards, Bank/ATM/Cash machine cards for withdrawing funds from cash machines (bring a photocopy of your cards), traveler's checks, etc.

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