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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:5364 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
  • Flight Mode:Manthali-Lukla-Manthali, Kathmandu-Lukla-Kathmandu 
  • 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.
What to expect during the EBC Trek?
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, cozy 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.
The route to Mt Everest base camp
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 rest and acclimatization 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.
Flights from Ramechhap to Lukla
Veteran trekkers in the Everest region know that the flights from Kathmandu’s Tribhuvan International Airport (TIA) to and from Lukla airport can get frustrating especially during the high season. Not to worry as there are now commercial flights available from Ramechhap airport direct to Lukla. The reason for delays from the traditional way TIA-Lukla is mostly due to weather changes and an already full schedule from other flight heading out and in to TIA. Ramechhap is the best solution for an easy flight to Lukla as the airport only operates flights from and to Lukla airport. This gives an easier access for all those enthusiastic Everest trekkers. Another great benefit is that Ramechhap lies closer to Lukla than Kathmandu and makes a one way flight possible in just 15 to 20 minutes! Enjoy the best of your holiday in Nepal, when trekking in Everest fly from Ramechhap!

Trip Itinerary:

Day 01: Kathmandu Arrival
• Airport pickup and transfer to your hotel
• Welcome dinner with a live Nepali culture show
• Overnight stay at your hotel
Day 02: Kathmandu Sightseeing
• Hotel breakfast
• Pick up by our city and tour guide Visit Kathmandu Durbar Square
•Visit Pashupathinath Hindu Temple
•Visit Swayambunath Monkey Temple
•Visit the Boudhanath Buddhist Stupa
• Transfer back to your hotel
• Meet & greet with our trekking staff for trekking prep
• Overnight stay at your hotel
Day 03: Fly to Lukla (2,820m) trek to Phakding (2,630m) 4hrs.
• Early hotel breakfast and check out
• Transfer to the domestic airport
• Scenic short flight to Lukla
• Final trek preparation and gear check
• Trek to Phakding
• Dinner and overnight stay at Phakding village
Day 04: Trek to Namche Bazaar (3,440m) 6hrs.
• Breakfast and departure
• Head for Monjo the gateway of the Sagarmatha National Park
• Continue on towards Namche Bazaar
• Dinner and overnight stay at Namche Bazaar
Day 05: Rest day at Namche Bazaar for acclimatization
• Lodge breakfast
• Sightseeing around Namche Bazaar:
• Visit the Shepra Museum
• Hike up to the Everest View Hotel
• Optional hike up to Khumjung village
• Rest of the day at leisure
• Dinner and overnight stay at Namche Bazaar
Day 06: Trek to Thyangboche (3,867m) 5hrs.
• Breakfast and departure
• Head towards the Imjatse River and the village of PhungeTenga
• Short rest
• Continue up towards the Thyangboche Buddhist Monastery
• Dinner and overnight stay at Thyangboche
Day 07: Trek to Dingboche (4,330m) 5hrs.
• Breakfast and departure
• We start off by heading to and crossing the ImjaKhola (River)
• A gentle climb brings us straight towards Pangboche
• Continue on exposed landscapes towards Dingboche
• Dinner and overnight stay at Dingboche
Day 08: Excursion and acclimatization day in Dingboche
• Lodge breakfast
• Excursion day to get used to the high altitude
• Expect amazing views of: Mt Amadablam, Lhotse, Nuptse
• A further climb lets you see amazing views of the 5th highest mountain: Makalu
• Rest of the day is at leisure
• Dinner and overnight stay at Dingboche
Day 09: Trek to Lobuche (4,930m) 5hrs.
• Breakfast and departure
• Climb up to Thugla villages also known as Dugla
• Short rest
• We trek through parts of the Khumbu Glacier
• Continue the trek towards Lobuche
• Dinner and overnight stay at Lobuche
Day 10: Trek to Gorakshep (5,180m) 2hrs. Visit Everest Base Camp (5,364m)
• Breakfast and departure
• Follow the trail towards Gorakshep
• Lodge check in and rest
• Hike up to Everest Base Camp the highlight of this trek
• Spent a memorable time at Base Camp
• Head back down to Gorakshep
• Dinner and overnight stay at Gorakshep
Day 11: Sunrise view from Kalapathar (5,545m) trek to Pangboche (3,900m) 6hrs.
• Very early departure (4am)
• Head up to Kalapathar and see the sun rise over Mt. Everest
• Back down to Gorakshep for breakfast and departure
• We retrace our steps of the previous days
• Past Lobuche and Dingboche into the Pheriche Valley
• Continue downwards until Pangboche our destination for today
• Dinner and overnight stay at Pangboche village
Day 12: Trek back to Namche Bazaar (3,440m) 6hrs
• Breakfast and departure
• We head back to Namche Bazaar
• Continue on the trail towards the Tyangboche Buddhist Monastery
• Descend towards the Imjatse River at PhungeTenga
• After crossing the river climb up to reach Namche Bazaar
• Dinner and overnight stay at Namche Bazaar
Day 13: Trek back to Lukla (2,820m) 5hrs.
• Breakfast and departure
• It’s our last day of trekking as we head back to Lukla airport
• Descend down towards the DudhKhosi River
• Some ups and downs following the trail until reaching Monjo
• From here we head further on the path to Phakding
• A short ascend takes us directly to Lukla
• Dinner and overnight stay at Lukla
Day 14: Fly back to Kathmandu
• Breakfast and check out
• A scenic flight takes us back to Kathmandu
• Transfer to your hotel
• Rest of the day is free at leisure
• Overnight stay at your hotel
Day 15: Kathmandu relax day
• Hotel breakfast
• Today is all about relaxing and enjoying the last of Nepal
• Some options we at Encounters Nepal can help you organize
• Day Hikes
• River Rafting
• Day Tours
• Transportation
• Mountain flights
• & many more
• Overnight stay at your hotel
Day 16: Departure
• Hotel breakfast and check out
• Transfer to the international airport about 3 hours before your scheduled flight
• We wish you safe travels and hope to see you soon for your next adventure with Encounters Nepal

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.