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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 NRS 2000.
  • 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.

                                                    Everest Base Camp Trek – 16 Days
The Everest Base Camp trek is something similar to when everything you feel is like an uphill struggle. However, the rewards are superb, just think of the views from the top…
The enchantment of Everest lures trekkers from all over the world to trek along the best-known trail in the Himalayas. Moreover, this epic Everest Base Camp Trek is a once in a lifetime break. You stand in the shadows of the highest mountain on earth. We have done this route for many years, and we never tire of enjoying it. Everest Base Camp trek accommodation is cosy and goes through the heart of the Khumbu with a gradual ascent. We allow you to fully acclimatize to the altitude while trekking to Everest Base Camp. Our Everest Base Camp Trek takes us to the home of the well known Sherpas; their faith in Buddhism and the gateway of the Khumbu: Namche Bazaar. Moreover, we also hike through the Sagarmatha National Park, the thrilling viewpoint of Kalapathar and the Everest Base Camp itself.
Leaving Kathmandu, and our delightful 3 star hotel behind, we take the amazing flight to Lukla. Next is a meeting with our experienced trekking crew. Our trail gradually leads us up from the gleaming waters of the Dudh Khosi River, through peaceful Sherpa country. We hike on passing by dramatic high mountain scenery and beyond. Our Everest Base Camp trek route steers of the main trail and we visit friendly villages, including Namche Bazaar. Finally, now well acclimatised, we follow in the footsteps of the great mountaineers and trek to Base Camp. This is an important highlight of the trip. If its in April, we may see Everest expeditions preparing for their ascent during the spring climbing season. The following day we trek to the top of Kalapathar, 5,545m/18,192ft, for superb views of Everest at 8848.86m. The stunning views also include Lhotse, Nuptse and Makalu. This moment is simply unforgettable!!
If you are travelling on our October 2021 departures you can experience a famous festival. This is the colorful Mani Rimdu Festival you will love to watch at Thyangboche Monastery. Most of our treks to Everest Base Camp offer the free use of down jackets and sleeping bags. Additionally, you also get some great teahouse services which include guide leaders who are born in this thrilling region. Our treks provide great acclimatisation and our success rates hereabouts are high. We provide you healthy and hygienic meals on all our treks.

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.

How difficult is EBC trek?
With a perfectly planned itinerary and two acclimatization days, the EBC trek or Everest Base Camp trek in Nepal is not difficult but can be strenuous for novice trekkers. It is always recommended to do some type of altitude and stamina training before partaking in the EBC or Everest Base Camp trek in Nepal.

Is Everest base camp trek worth it?
The Everest Base Camp trek is definitely worth it. With incredible Himalayan views, seeing the Khumbu Glacier up-close, roaming the streets of Namche Bazaar, seeing an incredible sunrise view from KaloPathar over Everest and of course visiting Everest Base Camp itself makes the Everest Base Camp trek 100% worth it!

How long is EBC trek?
The EBC trek is exactly 12 days long if you count from Lukla to Lukla following a standard itinerary with two days of acclimatization. The overall package of the EBC trek is 16 days long. Naturally the Everest Base Camp trek can also be made longer or shorter depending on your booking choices!

Is Everest Base Camp Trek dangerous?
With the most dangerous being Acute Mountain Sickness or AMS the Everest Base Camp trek is not considered as dangerous, but trekkers are advised to always report to their guides if any signs of over fatigue, insomnia or light headaches occur.

Is the Everest Base Camp trek harder than Kilimanjaro?
During the Everest Base Camp trek, the overall trekking days will be longer than Kilimanjaro. There will be more altitudes gained per day during the Everest Base Camp trek, so one might say the Everest Base Camp trek is a bit harder than Kilimanjaro due to the longer trekking days and the altitude.