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Everest Base Camp Trek - 14 Days

Trip Start/Ends
Kathmandu, Nepal
Trip Difficulty
Fairly Chalanging
Trip Style
Lodge to Lodge Trek
Meals
Bed & Breakfast in Kathmandu, Full Board of Meals at Trek
Max. Elevation
Gorekshep @ 5160m & Kalapathar @5545m (Hike)
Group Size
Min- 2 Pax, Max- 15 +1
Trip Start/Ends
Kathmandu, Nepal
Trip Difficulty
Fairly Chalanging
Trip Style
Lodge to Lodge Trek
Meals
Bed & Breakfast in Kathmandu, Full Board of Meals at Trek
Max. Elevation
Gorekshep @ 5160m & Kalapathar @5545m (Hike)
Group Size
Min- 2 Pax, Max- 15 +1

Overview

Everest Base Camp Trek is the most popular trekking in the world, and the most preferred trekking trail in the Everest Region.

Everest Base Camp trek is not just a trek, it is a lifetime experience trekking in Himalayan valley, with a closed up view of the world highest majestic Himalayas, including Mt. Everest- highest mountain in the world, and insight of the legendary sherpa peoples, their culture and traditions.

On this 14 days itinerary, we will actually be walking the Everest Base Camp trail for 11 days, covering the distance of approx.130 km. Out of 11 days, 8 days of walking are going up at a slow pace, and 3 days of walking will be walking back to Lukla at a quicker pace. 

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Highlight of Everest Base Camp Trek
Every day the trek to Everest Base Camp highlights itself as you will be walking in the amazing nature, and wonderful landscapes and in incredible Himalayan valleys. Fly to Lukla is the first highlight of your trek as it is a trans Himalayan flight over the green valleys and high mountain range. Lukla flight is recognized as one of the most famous adventure flights in the world. Lukla & Namche are the incredible sherpa villages with their richest culture, traditions and buddhist monasteries. Namche is the gateway to Mt. Everest, and provides last minute opportunity to shop for anything that you have missed to bring for your high altitude trek and climb. Tengboche is a small hill top with Tengboche Monastery which is one of the biggest Buddhist Monastery in Khumbu region. Ama Dablam view is spectacular from here. Landscape view ranging from the little top of Mt. Everest to Imja valley is incredible. 

Dingboche Valley is a great sherpa village in the Imja valley which offers a spectacular panorama of the valleys, Island Peak and other mighty Himalayas. Lobuche & Gorekshep are small but great places in the valley facilitating trekkers to stay in safe local guest houses and lodges for overnight stay at high altitude trekking in Everest Base Camp.

Everest Base Camp is in Khumbu Glacier, and it is a great place to be. Everest Base Camp has incredible views of glacier valley, ice section and view of snow capped mountains of this region. Everest Base Camp is a campsite for mountain climbers including Mt. Everest with all the logistic support camps and emergency facilities entirely to their expeditions period. Kalapathar is top of the hill at an altitude of 5545m, the highest altitude walk of your trek to Everest Base Camp that offers a towering view of Mt. Everest (8848 m), and 360 degree panoramic views of all the Khumbu region mountains. Kalapathar is the best place for sunrise/sunset views of the majestic Himalayas. 

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Is Everest Base Camp Trek doable for everyone? Why is the EBC Trek Tough?
Everest Base Camp Trek is doable for all the trekkers who have excellent health conditions and are physically in shape. High altitude walking and thin air makes Everest Base Camp trek tough. At higher altitude, dry wind, dust and low humidity could ache your throat, and you may be coughing continuously which will make your trek even more difficult. So, be safe from cold and cough! However if you are an active person, do gym regularly and do outdoor sports such as cycling, swimming, running or hiking in hills often, and are trained yourself prior to coming to this trek, you may find this trek relatively easy but not everyone, not always.

Training for EBC Trek?
For a safe and comfortable trek, you should train yourself properly and prepare for a minimum of 3 to 4 months prior to your Everest Base Camp trek departure. If possible, go to the gym often, walk on an incline on the treadmill, do squats to build up strength in your legs. Go for long hikes or walks, and do outdoor sports such as cycling, swimming etc. Even at your work, take a stairs walk rather than using an elevator. 

During Trek Days: Walk slow and steady at your own pace. Drink enough water to keep yourself hydrated. Make sure that you have a good sleep, and you are eating properly. Listen to your guide, and follow his advice for altitude trek safety. 

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How is this itinerary planned?
Trekking in altitude has no safe shortcuts. You have to be at altitude, take time to acclimatize, and adjust yourself in the local weather and environment to have safe and pleasant trekking in mountains. Thus, at this trek to Everest Base Camp, we take you slow and steady at your pace. We trek about 5 to 6 hours every day. Even on day walks, we walk slowly, and take enough breaks. Two important days of acclimatization are planned during Everest Base Camp Trek days. First acclimatization day is at Namche Bazaar at 3400m, allowing our body to acclimatize and adjust the altitude, and second day of acclimatization day is planned in Dingboche at 4410m for final trek acclimatization. With these two days of acclimatization days, your trek to Everest Base Camp will be on the safe side.

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Important Trip Note

A Note On Lukla Flight: Due to air traffic congestion at Kathmandu International Airport, the Civil Aviation Authority of Nepal (CAAN) has decided to operate Lukla flights to and from Manthali Airport in Ramechhap during major trekking seasons. This decision was made in March 2029. We will facilitate direct booking for your Lukla flight from Kathmandu.

However, if airlines redirect Lukla flights from Ramechhap, your flight will be rescheduled accordingly. Ramechhap is located about 130 km northeast of Kathmandu and takes approximately 4 hours to reach by road. Since the Lukla flight is scheduled in the morning, we will depart for this drive around 3:00 am to 3:30 am from our hotel in Kathmandu. Classic Vacations Nepal will organize a private transfer to and from Kathmandu to Ramechhap for the Lukla flight.

Itinerary


Inclusion

  • Transportation: All ground transportation in Kathmandu by private vehicle- Including airport pick up at your arrival and departure transfer to your end
  • Welcome & Farewell Dinner: Welcome dinner at one of the finest Nepalese restaurants eating local food (Dal Bhat) & Farewell dinner at one of the finest restaurants in town
  • Hotel in Kathmandu: Hotel Shanker Or Hotel Barahi Or Hotel Ramada (4 star)Twin Sharing Accommodation
  • Flight: Kathmandu- Lukla- Kathmandu Flight, transfer and taxes
  • Permit & Fees: Sagarmatha National Park Permit and Fees, Khumbu Rural Municipality Permit & Fees
  • Meals On Full Board: Choice of fresh and hygienic food at trek days (Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner, tea or coffee & seasonal fruits) 
  • Trek Accommodation: Mt. Lodges & Guest House at Everest Base Camp Trek (Staying in Namche, Pheriche & Lukla will be attached bathroom/ hot shower- Twin share accommodation, Dingboche will be attached toilet room), and other places will be nice and comfortable accommodation  
  • Drinking Water: Water purification tablets is provided to you from Classic Vacations Nepal. Your guide will fill up your water bottle from guest house storage water, purify and drink throughout the trek days 
  • Trek Guide & Support Team: One Classic Vacations Nepal Trek Guide, Assistant guides in a group, One trek porter to carry trek luggages for every two trekkers in a group (Maximum weight that one porter carry at altitude trek is 22 kgs so each trekkers could give him 11 kgs luggages to carry)- All payment, trek equipment and insurance for guide/s and porter/s 
  • Trekking Gear: Sleeping Bags, Down Jacket, Trek Duffle Bag, T-Shirt and Adventure Trek Certificate 
  • First Aid: First Aid medication, Oxi- Meter & Diamox (Zolamite)
  • Applicable Taxes: All government and local taxes as per applicable throughout the trip 

Exclusion

  • Nepal Visa: Nepal Visa & Fees (Easy to obtain upon arrival in Kathmandu. It cost US$- 30 for 15 Days, US$- 50 for 30 Days)
  • Travel Insurance: You must have travel insurance with coverage of medical expenses, helicopter evacuation from mountains to city and trip cancellation for your Nepal Trip
  • Personal Expenses: Cost of extra meals apart from offered in the trip, personal nature expenses, cold and alcoholic beverages
  • Tips: Tips to Trek Guides, assistant guides and porters
  • Extending Trips: Cost of any extending trips beyond this trip itinerary suggested

Meals & Accommodation

Meals

Your meals during your stay in Kathmandu will be on a bed & breakfast plan. We will host a welcome dinner and a farewell dinner in Kathmandu. Any additional meals during your stay will be at your own expense.

During the trek, your meals are included as part of our package. You will have a choice of breakfast, lunch, and dinner, as well as tea/coffee during your trekking days ith us. We will source food for your group from guesthouses, prepared by trained local chefs. We take care to ensure that your food is fresh and hygienic.

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Accommodation

For this Trek, we use 4-star deluxe luxury hotels in Kathmandu, Hotel Shanker or Hotel Barahi Kathmandu Hotel Or Hotel Ramada Thamel, Kathmandu to ensure your stay is comfortable.

During the trek, you will be staying in mountain lodges and guest houses owned by local Sherpas, offering a nice and comfortable experience. You will have attached bathroom and hot shower facilities during your stays in Namche & Lukla, while other places will have regular mountain lodges.

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Dates & Price

Here, we have published our private & small group departures dates for this trek. If these published dates does not fit your travel date, write to us with your date, and we will be very pleased to organise this trek at your desired date and time requested.

2023
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  • November
  • December

Route Map & Altitude

FAQ's


Reviews(4)

Ketul R Patel

USA

I would highly recommend Chet and his crew to be your guide and travel organizer for Himalayan treks
4.45

We just arrived back from a once in a life time experience climbing to the Everest Base Camp coordinated and guided by Classic Vacations Nepal. Chet Bhatta, the owner has been instrumental in helping us plan and prepare for the trip months in advance and ensuring that experienced guides and sherpas are accompanying us to ensure we get a chance to make it a fulfilling experience going through the challenging trek but also take time to absorb the beautiful scenery around us and have fun.

Mr. Chet took time to cater to our needs and ensure we are supported through out our journey even when we had to resort to alternate plans due to changing weather conditions. The guides and sherpas were so courteous and humble in looking for our comfort, health and safety as we navigated through different terrains and conditions.

I would highly recommend Chet and his crew to be your guide and travel organizer for Himalayan treks

Parag Patel

USA

I highly recommend Classic Vacations Nepal (CVN) - Chet's planning and leadership were admirable to say the least.
4.45

There is Plan-A, then there is mother nature. You want the experience and connection of a guy like Chet and CVN.

Weather happens, then starts the fun! This was our case. The best-laid plans- which were very thoroughly compiled and planned by Chet- went out the window right from the start due to unexpected weather complications which grounded all flights to Lukla. However, Chet worked tirelessly with the airport authorities and his connections to get our adventure started as smoothly as possible given the fresh turmoil. The long and short of it is that Chet was always on the case and readily available throughout the experience. On top of that, his Guides did an excellent job throughout the journey in executing Chet's plan and adjusted as needed to ensure that our adventure was worry-free for us and enjoyable by all.

I highly recommend Classic Vacations Nepal (CVN)- Chet's planning and leadership were admirable to say the least.

Mr. Jeffrey Wilson

USA

The Trek & Climb was carefully planned for acclimation for Island Peak.
4.45

Owner, Chet Bhatta and Lead Guide, Iswor both get 10/10 for organizing and leading a perfect 24 day trek and climbing to the Khumbu region. 4 of us (age 67-78) along with 1 lead guide and 3 porters trekked and successfully climbed Island Peak (20,300’) with 2 Sherpa climbing guides over 12 days from Lukla. We went on to Everest Base Camp, over the glacier at Cho La pass, down to Gokyo and then eventually back to Namche Bazaar where we caught a helicopter back to Kathmandu. The trek was carefully planned for acclimation for Island Peak. The lodging and food was all above our expectations, healthy, and tasty. We brought our own water filtration system, no water illness. During the trek, Iswor took responsibility to keep us safe, healthy, well fed, and happy! Our porters we’re all incredible, smiling everyday while carrying our trekking and climbing gear! Trekking through the Himalayan mountains of the Khumbu region, meeting the Sherpa people, wildlife, bird viewing (over 80 species), experiencing high altitude, cold, spending time with each other while accomplishing our goals was a memory I’ll never forget! We owe it all to Chet, our guides and porters, and Classic Vacations Nepal!

Geetika Tandon

USA

The Classic Vacations Nepal Team was just amazing
4.45

The classic vacations team was just amazing. We went during off season and things were closing down plus the weather was unpredictable but the dedication of the entire team made it all possible for us. They arranged for all the stays and food and made sure we were always comfortable. It was like going on vacation with a large family. They brought us closer to Nepalese culture and traditions. They made sure we got the best views, carried our backpacks when we were tired and even held our hand when we were not able to walk. They made the EBC vacation possible for us.

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