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16 Days Everest Base Camp Trekking

16 Days Everest Base Camp Trekking

Everest base cmap trekking facts

  • Trip Mode: Hotels-Lodge and Guest House
  • Trek Grade: Moderate to Adventurous walks.
  • Trek areas: Nepal Mid-East within Khumbu district of Everest region.
  • Activities: Sightseeing- exciting flights with scenic and cultural walks.
  • Highest spot: 5,364 at Everest Base Camp and 5,545 on top Kalapathar 
  • Trek duration: 11 Nights and 12 Days. (Lukla to Lukla)
  • Total Trip: 15 Nights and 16 Days (Kathmandu to Kathmandu) 
  • Permit :National Park USD 30,TIMS USD 10
  • Season: Nearly all months of the year except the monsoon period
    from June to mid September.
    March to May wild-flower in season can be cloudy late
    afternoon, September to January clear days but will be cold
    in morning and night time with chances of snow.

Enjoy exciting flights to and from Kathmandu-Lukla-Kathmandu or Manthali-Lukla Manthali with awesome views of the mighty mountains. Engage in a cultural adventure by exploring the impressive Khumbu Sherpa villages. Delight in scenic views of snowcapped peaks on the walk to the world famous Everest Base Camp. Visit traditional farm villages and monasteries enriched by Buddhist culture and venture into the tranquil woodlands of tall rhododendron, birch, magnolia and fir trees. Ascend as you trek from the green alpine hills up to the arid, barren arctic temperature zone of ice and glaciers, taking in the stunning views of peaks with panoramic views of Mt. Everest from the renowned elevated viewing point at Kalapathar.
With EncountersNepal you can undertake a really exciting adventure Everest Base Camp Trekking, where you will be within reach of some of the world's highest mountains yet still be able to enjoy the comfort of welcoming, cosy lodges along the way to your main destination. Everest Base Camp Trekking is a walk filled with amazing scenery overlooking high green hills with giant snowcapped peaks, all so magnificently in harmony with the local Sherpa culture and the age-old heritage of Buddhism. The local Sherpa people share many of the traditions of the Tibetan people who live not far, just on the other side of the border. This adventurous trek leads you on upwards into the scenic areas of the high Khumbu valley in the shade of mighty Sagarmartha, the local name for Mt Everest. Its presence dominates right from the start to the end. This high Khumbu area of Sagarmartha is located in the north mid-eastern Himalaya. Along the route you will enjoy views of some of the world's highest peaks: Mt. Everest, Mt. Lhotse and Mt. Cho-Oyu and also of the fifth highest, Mt, Makalu towards the east. During the walk, you will pass traditional Sherpa farm villages, stupas, and mani walls, built of stones which have been inscribed with Buddhist prayers. At the well known village of Namche Bazaar you will stop for for rest and acclimatisation before heading on up to the higher regions of the Khumbu district. During the trek, you will walk through cool alpine woodland visiting scenic Thyangboche and its interesting monastery. Further north you will climb ever higher until you pass the tree line and enter the wilderness of arid, mountainous terrain.
Your adventure leads you ever higher past Pangboche, Dingboche and Lobuche villages until you reach your final destination at Everest Base Camp which is situated beneath the towering south face of Mt. Everest, hidden between Lo-La, Nuptse and Lhotse mountains. While staying at EBC, you will enjoy views of the famous and perilous Khumbu Ice Falls and glaciers. You will reach the highest point of the adventure on top of Kalapathar at 5,545m altitude. From here you will have tremendous views of the surrounding high peaks with a view of Mt. Everest up close. Your return journey leads back downhill along the same route to Lukla for the flight back to Kathmandu. You will return with unforgettable memories of your time on this world famous trek.

Trip Itinerary:

Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu and transfer to hotel.First step into Nepal on reaching at Kathmandu international airport where our staff and representative will receive you with warm welcome and transfer you to your respective hotels in the hub of Kathmandu city, in a quiet peaceful area and yet close to the city main markets.
After getting refreshed our guide or staff will brief regarding Everest Base Camp Trekking with evening group dinner in a nice authentic Nepalese restaurants.
Day 02: In Kathmandu sightseeing of world heritage tour.
After breakfast our city and tour guide will take you for short drive and walks in the heart of Kathmandu city showing you around the true side of Nepal with historical monuments at old Durbar Square (Palace courtyard), teems with life in the harmony of Nepalese culture, the area with ancient building of temples and palaces of Malla times listed at World Heritage Sites.From here a short drive west of Kathmandu with tour of famous and old Swayambhunath Stupa, the oldest monuments of Nepal dates back more than 2,600 years old one of the famous landmark of Kathmandu and Nepal.On completing the half day tour at places of interest back to hotel afternoon preparation for Everest Base Camp Trekking.
Day 03: Fly to Lukla 2,820 m and start trek to Phakding 2,630m - 04 hrs. 
Early morning transfer to Kathmandu domestic airport for scenic and short flight to Lukla in a small plane (Dornier, Twin Otter or similar type), during flights views of snow-capped peaks with Mt. Everest.
On landing at Lukla meet our other trekking staff and porters, with rest before starting the trek to Phakding for overnight stop.Walk leads through several wonderful villages and farm lands with great views of hills and valleys then reaching at Phakding village for overnight stop.
Day 04: Trek to Namche Bazaar 3,440 m - 06 hrs. 
Today walks leads into Sagarmatha National Park at Monjo, as walk leads on river bank, from the last bridge climb for few hours to Namche Bazaar. 
In Namche for 2 nights stop a prosperous trading town or a large village, center of Khumbu area with facilities of ATMs, Cyber cafes, stores, shops, restaurants, banks and fresh bakery with busy colorful interesting Saturday market.
Day 05: Rest day at Namche Bazaar for acclimatization.
A perfect place for rest day and to acclimatize before heading highest ground, morning options of hike up to museum, information on mountaineering, flora – fauna and Sherpa culture and religions, this scenic beautiful place offers grand views of Mt. Everest with Amadablam and other adjoining peaks.Other options a hike up to Everest View Hotel for beautiful panorama of mountains, located old Syangboche air strip. For energetic people can take a walk of few hours visiting the sleepy Khumjung and Khunde located on a glacial valley beneath the majestic holy peak of Khumbila the patron god of Khumbu.
Day 06: Trek to Thyangboche 3,867 m - 05hrs.
After a good rest and acclimatization, morning walk leads into conifer and rhododendron woodland, views of Amadablam, Mt. Everest, Nuptse, Lhotse, Thamserku and Kwangde peaks, then walk descend to Imjatse River at PhungeTenga.After a rest an uphill climb into lovely forest to reach at Thyangboche Monastery, a scenic spot with views of Amadablam, Kangtenga, Thamserku, Kwangde and Mt. Everest, a holy spot as the head lama (Rinpoche) of the monastery resides here where mountaineers takes blessing from high lama- priest for success and safe expedition.
Day 07: Trek to Dingboche 4,330 m - 05 hrs.
Morning walks down through birch-rhododendron and pines forest, a nice pleasant walk leads you across over Imja Khola. From here a gentle climb to reach at Pangboche. This is the last permanent village before Everest Base Camp, from here leaving the tree lines behind for short rhododendron and juniper bushes. The trail leads slowly through exposed landscapes with superb views of Mt. Amadablam at close range after a good walk of the day, then reaching at Dingboche for overnight stay.
Day 08: Rest at Dingboche for excursion and acclimatization.
Another rest day at Dingboche helps you to acclimatize better before heading higher terrain, Dingboche offers views of Amadablam North Face, Island or Imjatse Peak, Nuptse and Lhotse mountains, a short climb offers views of world’s 5th highest Mt. Makalu over Amphu Labtsa peak.
Day 09: Trek to Lobuche 4,930 m - 05 hrs. 
Leaving Dingboche, climb for an hour to Thugla ( Dugla) on the midway of Pheriche and Dingboche to Everest Base Camp, after a rest here climb up to the terminal debris of Khumbu Glacier, and continues walk to Lobuche for overnight stop spot.
Day 10: Trek to Gorakshep 5,180 m unto Everest Base Camp 5,364 m.
Walk today is quite strenuous due to high altitude gain offers views of 
Mt. Pumori, Lingtrin, Khumbutse and Mt. Everest. 
After few hours of scenic walk reaching at Gorakshep into moraine and icy path, Gorakshep houses few lodges, after a break journey continue to Everest Base Camp walking along moraine with view of Khumbu Icefall and then reaching at Everest Base Camp our final destination of the adventure.After spending some time at the base camp, return journey back to Gorakshep for overnight stop after fulfilling the highlight of the trip.
Day 11: Hike to Kalapathar 5,545 m and trek to Pangboche 3,900 m - 06 hrs.
Morning climb to Kalapathar for fantastic view of Mt. Everest with other surroundings peaks. Kalapathar stands at 5,545 offers close views of Mt. Everest and other high snow capped peaks.After a memorable on the highest spot of the trek, walk downhill to Gorakshep and continue the journey all the way to Thugla after Lobuche and finally towards Pheriche valley.Pheriche a temporary settlement near to Dingboche with many good lodges, from here downhill back to lower altitude to Pangboche for overnight stop.
Day 12: Trek to Namche Bazaar - 06 hrs. 
Leaving Pangboche with downhill walk to a bridge where climb leads back into tree lines to reach at Tyangboche Monastery.After a time here descend to Imjatse River at Phungetenga, crossing over a bridge with steep climb for an hour then on gentle winding path to Namche Bazaar for overnight stop.
Day 13: Trek to Lukla - 05 hrs.
Last day walk of this adventure ends at Lukla, morning walk a long descend to Dudh Kosi River and then with few short ups and downs reaching at Sagarmatha National Park entrance and at Monjo village.
From here continue walk towards Phakding and then on pleasant winding trail to Lukla after less than an hour climb to reach at Lukla for last final overnight stop in Khumbu.
Day 14: Fly back to Kathmandu and transfer to hotel.Morning transfer to Lukla airport bidding farewell to our porters, where a scenic flight of 30 minutes lands you back at Kathmandu airport.After a glorious and exciting time in high Khumbu and Everest region, transfer back to your hotel with rest of the day free for shopping or one can use for individual activities.
Day 15: Spare and extra day in Kathmandu for individual activities.
Reserved as extra or contingency day in Kathmandu in case of flight delay due to bad, unfavorable weather condition, sometimes it might lead to cancellation.
If all goes well as per our itinerary days, enjoy the day at leisure with individual activities or join in for another exciting tour.
Day 16: International departure for homeward bound. 
Last day in Nepal and around great Himalaya, after a marvelous time and adventure on Everest Base Camp Trekking, transfer to airport for the flight back home or to respective countries and port of call.

Price Includes:

  • Everest National Park Entry Permits
  • Trekkers' Information Management System (TIMS)
  • Kathmandu-Lukla -Kathmandu air ticket (USD +NRS)
  • Three Meals a Day: breakfast, lunch, dinner including tea/coffee with meals time (one per meal)
  • One Guide: English speaking, insured, registered, well-equipped, his salary, food and accommodation
  • One porter Between two person  insured registered, well-equipped, salary, food and accommodation
  • Accommodation (shared) in a tea house lodge
  • Safe drinking water
  • Emergency care service

Price Excludes:

  • Bar & beverage bills,
  • Personal expenses. bottled water, desserts, shower, insurance, rescue,  personal clothing,
  • Any additional services requested and tips to the staff.

Useful Information

When bunking out in tea houses or tented camps at Mt Everest Base camp in May: Some real useful advice from Encounters Nepal.com: A: It’s important to note that your flight from Kathmandu to Lukla may get delayed for a few hours or may even be cancelled for some days due to unfavorable weather conditions. Since these situations are unpredictable for what extreme climate changes are occurring these days; you must be prepared to haul up in Kathmandu for some time. Encounters Nepal will put in its best efforts to get you through for you at the earliest time possible. Still, we suggest you be well-prepared for such delays or even cancellations. If the delay exceeds 2 days, you have the option to do an alternative trip as well. We can organize the Annapurna Base Camp Trek at the same price you've paid for Everest Base Camp. But it’s important to note that no refunds will be made as we cannot be responsible for an act that has occurred by the gods of nature. You will also have to bear the cost for accommodation, transportation, and food for the extra days in Kathmandu. B: EncountersNepal, a highly sensitive and responsible travel operator, ensures that all of its trips are eco-friendly. We have found that one of the reasons why trekkers fell sick during one of our trips is due to drinking water. But we make our best efforts to assure that you are always provided with pure water. We do this by providing you chlorinated water. But if you don't like drinking chlorinated water and bring mineral water instead, you can get it on the mountains. Mineral water bottles for a 14-days trip will cost you approx. $150. So, don't forget to bring necessary cash for buying mineral water. C: Want to enjoy high-speed Internet Connectivity while trekking in the rugged laps of Mount Everest? It would be a great experience sharing your trip updates with the loved ones at home and friends staying far away from you. If you want, it's possible to use WiFi services till Gorakshep. However, this will cost you approximately USD 5 per day depending on how much we need it at any given time you’d want to use it. D: Please don't forget to carry your Traveler's Insurance with you as it covers your emergency evacuation. We can make the helicopter arrangements for you in case of an emergency. Of course, nothing much will happen, but being prepared is like a stitch in time will save nine; please inform your insurance company before you leave your home country prior to your trip. This is mandatory given the environmentally dangerous times we live in.