Everest Base Camp Trek - 14 Days

DESTINATION
Nepal
REGION
EVEREST REGION TREK
DURATION
14 Days
NATURE OF TREK
Lodge to Lodge Trekking
MAX ALTITUDE
5,555m at Kalapatthar
GROUP SIZE
2 - 14 People
START/END POINT
Kathmandu/ Kathmandu
ACTIVITY
Everest Trek
SEASON
Feb, Mar, Apri, May, June, Sep, Oct, Nov & Dec
MEAL
All Meals (Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner) during the trek
ACCOMMODATION
Hotel/Lodge/ Tea House during the trek
TRANSPORTATION
Domestic flight (KTM-Lukla-KTM) and private vehicle (Transportation)

About the Trip

Trek To Mount Everest Base Camp: One of the most adventurous trekking packages where you will be a part of breathtaking sceneries of Himalayan ranges, Buddhist monasteries, Sherpa culture, and wildlife. Come and join this exhilarating once in a lifetime trekking experience. Once you taste the cold breeze of Everest base camp, you'll remain nostalgic about it your entire life. Imagine you're surrounded by world highest peaks around you and everything seems so pure and heavenly, that's what trekking to EBC is!

  Highlights

  • World’s highest airport in Syangboche
  • Explore the culture and lifestyles of the local Sherpa people
  • The exquisiteness of the world’s highest peak, Mt. Everest (8,848m)
  • View of other peaks such as Mt. Lhotse(8,516m), Cho Oyu(8,201m) and Mt.Makalu (8,463m)
  • Explore UNESCO World Heritage Sites
  • Prayer wheels, colourful flags, Mani stones, high suspension bridges
  • The wide range of Flora and Fauna
  • Ancient monastery in Tengboche
  • Wildlife like musk deer, colourful pheasants, snow leopard and Himalayan Thar
  • Highest glacier on Earth- Khumbu Glacier (4900 m)
  • Amazing panoramic view from Kala Patthar (5,555m)

Benefits

  • Pick up  & drop off from airport to hotel and vice versa in private Vehicle  
  • Provide pulse oximeter for the blood oxygen saturation level monitor to high altitude. It is an important indicator to recognize early signs of impending altitude sickness and other potential health risks.
  • Medical Kit.
  • The arrangement of sleeping bags and down jackets if you do not have your own.
  • Duffle bag for porters.

 Overview

Over the 29,029 ft/ 8848m elevation, The mighty Mt.Everest soars high against a background of the vast deep blue sky like nature in heaven. Our experience has dialled in every detail of the trek; providing overall perspectives and supportive tips throughout the journey towards Mt Everest Base Camp. The classic Everest Base Camp journey begins and ends in our capital city Kathmandu. Nestled between mountains and plains, the city is alive with energy. Discover the small villages dotted with fluttering prayer flags and have a closer picture with colourful Buddhist and Hindu traditions and culture.

On our way, we will be thankful for the breathtaking sceneries of Himalayan ranges, Buddhist monasteries, Sherpa culture, and wildlife. This exhilarating once in a lifetime trekking experience is really something beyond magic. Once you taste the cold breeze of Everest base camp, you'll remain nostalgic about it your entire life. Therefore, we welcome you to join this adventure to reach your ultimate destination because nothing beats the thrill of seeing the elegance of mighty mountains up close. After a breathtaking 45 minutes flight from Kathmandu, we will reach the starting hub of Everest base Camp- Lukla(2840m) (Gateway to Everest base camp). Gearing up to walk towards Phakding (2,610 m) through the Sherpa village and farmland will be our first move there. Next day will start with a long suspension bridge over fast-flowing white rivers to Namche Bazar(3440 m). Wandering up and down the hills of Sagarmatha National Park through rhododendron and alpine forests, we’ll walk trek the trail of Tengboche, Dingboche, Lobuche and finally reach our destination- Everest Base Camp m (5,364m17,600 ft/ ). When the first ray of sunlight slowly kisses the snow-capped peaks in the next chilly morning, we’ll be there holding a cup of coffee surrounded by those pristine and pearly white mountains. If we still thrive to have a better view of the majestic mountains, we may move to Kala Patthar(18,100ft/ 5550m ) with all our energy. There, we can get the panoramic very close view of Mount Everest, Mount Ama Dablam(6812m/ft), Mount Lhotse(8516 m/ft), Mount Nuptse(7861m/25790ft), Mount Cho-Oyu(8201m/26906ft), and Mount Pumori(7,161m/23,494ft) (That's why EBC Trek is one of the most popular treks in the world). Everest Trek In Nepal is an adventurous trek package that is preferred by the majority of trekkers coming to Nepal.

Your eye will be glancing lateral moraine of the Khumbu Icefall, splendid panoramic view of Mt. Everest and everything you can wish around the world highest peak, you’ll be blessed with those.  Spend 14 days hiking around villages, discovering remote monastic caves and acclimatizing the body to the higher elevation. See the magical Khumbu Icefall and its towering seracs from a distance. Again, we hike 18,100ft/ 5550m to the peak of Kala Pattar for an unobstructed breathtaking view of Everest's windblown peak. We return home to tell tales of our legendary classic adventure.

Karma Trek and Adventure Nepal would like to recommend all our valuable clients that they should arrive Kathmandu a day earlier at afternoon before the day we departed and start our EBC Trek next day, To make sure that you’ll attend our Official Briefing as an important Pre-meeting. The reason we do so is we want to make sure that you get proper mental guidance and necessary information just to have a recheck of equipment and goods for the journey to make sure you haven't forgotten anything and if forgotten, then make sure that you are provided with those things ASAP on that very day. This pre-meeting will give a clear idea about the necessary types of equipment and the challenges you may face in the trek, information about the climates and weather condition and emotional support by the officials which will be a kind of motivational seminar for you to be prepared and excited about the trek. Similarly, it is best to have at least 1 or 2 days extra cause the flight from Kathmandu to Lukla or from Lukla to Kathmandu might be cancelled or delayed due to bad weather and that might make you miss your international flight back to home.

  Day To Day Itinerary

Days 1 -Flight from Kathmandu (1,400 m / 4,593 ft) to Lukla (2,850m/9,350 ft) 40 minutes, Trek to Phakding ( 2650 m/ 8562 ft ) - Walking Distance (6.2km/3.8 miles) - 3 hours

Our journey towards Everest base camp after landing at Lukla heading to Phakding is going to very exciting as it'll be our 1st day of the trek. After our exciting and scenic 40 minutes’ flight, we will land at the Tenzing Hillary Airport at Lukla. We will begin our trek through Chaurikharka village and descent towards Dudhkoshi Ghat (2,530m/8,300ft) village of Lukla till we reach Phakding. The trek today will be short and enjoyable as we’ll also be acclimatizing to the weather. With spare time on our hands, we may visit the local monasteries (Rimishung Monastery) around and prepare ourselves for the long trek the next day. Doing all these things our 1st day of the Everest Base Camp trek will be successful.

  • Overnight at Lodge.
  • Included standard meals ( Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner ).

Days 2 -Trek from Phakding ( 2,650 m/ 8,562 ft ) to Namche Bazaar (3,440m/11,285 ft)- Walking Distance (7.4 km/4.6 miles) - 6 hours

We'll continue along the northern bank of the Dudh Koshi River with the majestic view around. We will be crossing many suspension bridges over the Dudh Koshi River, including the Hillary Suspension Bridge. Again, following the trail, we will arrive at the Sagarmatha National Park Check Post where we will have our permits registered. we'll again climb through dense forests which is a bit challenging for trekkers. We will also see the first sight of Mt. Everest there. Trekking further, we will finally arrive at Namche Bazaar; the gateway to Everest crossing the woods and stones over the slopes. In this way, our 2nd day towards Everest Base Camp will be Successful.

  • Overnight at Lodge.
  • Included standard meals ( Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner ).

Days 3 -Rest day and Acclimatization at Namche Bazaar

Today will be acclimatization day for us. Trekkers are recommended to explore Namche Bazaar, this town is comprising of numerous cafes and restaurants with Wi-Fi, souvenir and gear shops etc (urban area of the mountainous region ). Additionally, we also have an optional hike to visit the Sagarmatha National Park visitor centre and a remarkable hike to Khumjung, to add some spices during the acclimatization we'll have to visit Hillary school and old monasteries on our way to Khumjung and hike up towards khunde. There is also a Sherpa settlement which is an hour away from Namche Bazaar to have a look at Shera's Culture, Lifestyle and traditions which carries decades of history. To have a buttery scope of the milk, We'll also see syangboche airport and hike up to Everest View Hotel to have a spectacularly breathtaking view of Mt. Everest over there. At the end of the day, we head back to Namche Bazaar by visiting yak farms over there. After relaxing acclimatization, we’ll brace ourselves for the trek next day towards Everest base camp.

  • Overnight at Lodge.
  • Included standard meals ( Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner ).

Days 4 -Trek from Namche (3,440m/11,285 ft) to Tengboche (3,855m/12,850ft)-Walking Distance (9.2 km/5.7 miles) - 5 hours

Tengboche is Definitely a handcrafted natural beauty, we'll enjoy the stunning views of Mt. Everest, Nuptse, Lhotse and Ama Dablam on the way to Tengboche. The trail is full of up and down to make trek challenging but we’ll be getting a great view of the Himalaya. We'll be spotting wildlife on the way such as musk deer, pheasant, Himalayan Thar and further trek down to cross the Dudh Koshi River passing through dense alpine forests, then we will reach a small village called Phunki Thenga(the place where we can see the Panoramic view of the village). Continuing ahead, we'll reach Tengboche after a steep climb through a pine forest. We can see the biggest Buddhist monastery in the Khumbu Region; "Tengboche Monastery- a beautiful monastery on the top of the hill". With spare time, we can visit the monastery and observe their prayers in the afternoon there. Doing all these things our 4th day of the Everest Base camp trek will be successful.

  • Overnight at Lodge.
  • Included standard meals ( Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner ).

Days 5 -Trek from Tengboche (3,855m/12,850ft) to Dingboche (4,360m/14,290ft)-Walking Distance (12 km/7.45miles) - 5 hours

Today we'll be heading towards the upper trail on the way to "Pangboche village" passing many Chortens, mani walls and small villages on our way. We can see the magical view of the peak Ama Dablam over there. the further trek becomes easier as we enter the Imja Valley following the Lobuche River. We will be descending into the river and trek to the steepest climb towards Dingboche. As we reach Dingboche, we will be seeing the beautiful arrangement of fields surrounded by stone walls protecting crops like barley, buckwheat and potatoes by the local natives. The trek today becomes a little challenging as we'll be in the higher elevation. Doing all these things our 5th day of the Everest base camp trek will be successful.

  • Overnight at Lodge.
  • Included standard meals ( Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner ).

Days 6 -Rest day and Acclimatization at Dingboche

Another scheduled acclimatization day at Dingboche, we'll be at a high elevation and we should not pressurize our body but instead give it time to adjust to the thin air to avoid the pressure at higher elevations. We will not be staying idle tho, we will have our acclimatization walking up the ridge above Dingboche and will slowly enjoy the breathtaking panoramic close-up view of the snow-capped peak Lhotse, the backside of Ama Dablam and Island peak to make the day worth as it is. Cho Oyu and Makalu is one of the six of the world’s highest mountains are also worth admiring on our acclimatization. To the north, we can observe more Himalaya peaks rising over the Khumbu Khola valley and the beautiful Dingboche village something like earth untouched as God had created it. In this way, our 6th day of EBC trek will be successful.

  • Overnight at Lodge.
  • Included standard meals ( Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner ).

Days 7 -Trek from Dingboche (4,360m/14,290ft) to Lobuche (4,930m/16,175 ft)-Walking Distance (8.5 km/5.2 miles) - 5 hours

The trek to Lobuche will be an interesting one today as we will be able to see the stupendous mountain views nearly the whole trek. The trail leads us to a short uphill near a ridge of a top shrine following the wide valley. Then we'll be crossing a glacial moraine and a small collection of lodges. The trek becomes higher and we start seeing a better view of the peaks as the elevation slowly increases while reaching "Thukla"- Partial view of Lobuche from the trail leads to wonder of dreams. On the way, there are memorial statues of the climbers who passed away in this region and it is absolutely awed gazing. The hike to Lobuche is very enjoyable. Upon arrival, we can see Lobuche is below our shoot. In this way, our 7th day of Everest base camp trek will be successful.

  • Overnight at Lodge.
  • Included standard meals ( Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner ).

Days 8 -Trek from Lobuche (4,930m/16,175 ft) to Everest Base Camp and back (5,364m/17,598ft) to gorak shep (5,185m/ 17,010 ft) -Walking Distance (15 km/9.32 miles) -6-8 hours

With much excitement built in us, we will begin our very early morning trek heading to the Everest Base Camp! We will be trekking through the lateral moraine of the Khumbu Glacier. We will arrive at Gorak Shep(lodges settlement ends here), where we can see snow-capped mountains looming all around us. Further continuing our exciting journey to the base camp, we'll see the Army Mountaineers Memorials. After much effort of trekking, we will finally reach the Everest Base Camp. This is the closest we will ever be to the highest mountain in the world where you'll leave your footprints over the highest peaks of the world which will definitely be a lifetime memorial experience. With a rush of pride in our body, we will appreciate our efforts and dedication to reach here. Spending some time here as we’ll click pictures and enjoy the view. We will also see the deepest glacier in the world; Khumbu Glacier. With much satisfaction, we'll head back to Gorak Shep for the evening. In this way, our 8th day of Everest Base Camp trek will be successful.

  • Overnight at Lodge.
  • Included standard meals ( Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner ).

Days 9 -Hike to Kala Patthar(5,555m/18,208ft)-walking distance (1.2km, 0.7 miles) viewpoint, trek to Gorak Shep to Pheriche (4,250m/13,945ft) - Walking Distance (9.6 km/6 miles) - 5 hours

Today is definitely the climax of the trip. We will be hiking to Kala Patthar at dawn very early morning to view the sunrise on Mt. Everest and other peaks. Kala Patthar is a famous viewpoint, gives us a splendid panoramic view of Mt. Everest and other peaks. There will be prayer flags hung along the way as we climb the rocky trails. After spending a while in the viewpoint, we'll trek to Gorak Shep for breakfast and rest for a bit. Then we trek to Pheriche, the small beautiful village. Reflecting an unforgettable view of the Mt. Everest, the trek will definitely be enjoyable. The trail to Pheriche has forests and meadows along the way. In this way, our 9th day of Everest Base Camp trek will be successful.

  • Overnight at Lodge.
  • Included standard meals ( Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner ).

Days 10 -Trek from Pheriche (4,250m/13,945ft) to Tengboche (3,855 m/12,850 ft) - Walking Distance (8.5 km, 5.2 milles) - 4-5 hours

We'll be trekking down the trails of the hillside covered by rhododendron trees towards Tengboche. During spring, the surroundings would be so colourful as magic in nature. Our trek will cross the bridge over the Imja Khola and heads into the forest of Juniper. As we walk along with a level of the path of ground through the forest, we reach Dingboche. After a final steep climb, we will reach the famous monastery of Tengboche. In this way, our 10th day of Everest Base Camp trek will be successful.

  • Overnight at Lodge.
  • Included standard meals ( Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner ).

Days 11 -Trek from Tengboche (3,855 m/12,850 ft) to Namche Bazaar (3,440m/11,285 ft) - Walking Distance (9.2 km/5.7 miles) - 5 hours

The trail to Namche Bazaar takes us through forests where we may eye wildlife like pheasants, musk deer, mountain goats or even snow leopard. We will be climbing on the steep slope and winding through several bands. We will pass prayer flags hung along the way and chortens. As we are heading back, we can click pictures and enjoy the view of the tip of Everest and backside of Lhotse. After finally arriving at Namche Bazaar, we will head to our lodges and rest. In this way, our 11th day of Everest Base Camp trek will be successful.

  • Overnight at Lodge.
  • Included standard meals ( Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner ).

Days 12 -Trek from Namche Bazaar (3,440m/11,285 ft) to Phakding (2,650m/8,690 ft) - Walking Distance -7.4 km/4.5 miles) 4-5 hours

As we are trekking back, our path goes downhill. We will be returning by following the banks of the Dudh Koshi River and also crossing back many suspension bridges. Passing through forests and small villages, we will finally be reaching Phakding after a gentle walk through Benkar. In this way, our 12th day of Everest Base Camp trek will be successful.

  • Overnight at Lodge.
  • Included standard meals ( Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner ).

Days 13 -Trek from Phakding (2,650m/8,690 ft) to Lukla (2,850m/9,350 ft) -Walking Distance (6.2 km/3.8 miles) 3-4 hours

Our last day on the trekking trails will be a rewarding day as we make a return down the Dudh Koshi valley. The route is generally quite gentle back uphill to Lukla from the Kusum stream. Before rushing on to Lukla, the trail heads steeply up to the west. After the first climb, the path reaches a small village. At the junction take a left turn up into trees. The trial ahead through the village leads down to the main trail joining at the side stream before Toktok. From Toktok, From this direction, the views will be entirely different. Eventually, we reach the large town of Lukla with the airport where tomorrow we will have a flight back to Kathmandu. In this way, our 13th day of Everest Base Camp trek will be successful.

  • Overnight at Lodge.
  • Included standard meals ( Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner ).

Days 14 -Fly back to Kathmandu (1400m / 4,593 ft) from Lukla (2,850m/9,350 ft) -40 minutes.

If everything goes according to the schedule, we will be flying back to Kathmandu the early morning after breakfast. The 40 minutes’ flight back to Kathmandu will indeed be a relaxing one as we will be carrying an unforgettable and a successful journey to the EBC. Upon the arrival to Kathmandu, we will head to our hotels respectively and then it is entirely up to you what you wish to do. Upon your request, we can arrange a Kathmandu city tour of UNESCO World Heritage sites, Durbar Squares, Tourist places etc. with our well informed and experienced guide.

  • Included standard meals ( Breakfast).

  Includes:

  • Domestic Flights (Kathmandu – Lukla – Kathmandu) Tickets and airport departure taxes.
  • Six nights at Lukla, Phakding and Namche room with private attached bathroom, Seven nights in a standard room at Tengboche (2 N), Dingboche (2 N), Lobuche, Gorakshep, and Pheriche (twin sharing room) - 13 Nights.
  • All Standard Meals (13 Lunches, 14 Dinners and 14 Breakfasts) during the trek.
  • Government License holder English Speaking Karma Trek and Adventure Nepal experienced and qualified trek leader,(12 or above trekkers: 1 assistant guide) and porter to help trekkers luggage. (2 trekkers:1 porters "9 kg per trekker max limit").
  • Coverage of Guides and Porters, Their meals, insurance, salary, lodging, transportation, flight and other necessary equipment.
  • Water purification tablets for safe drinking water.
  • Sagarmatha National Park entry permit fee.
  • Khumbu Pasang Lhamu Rural Municipality fees.
  • Snacks (cookies) and Seasonal fresh fruits every day.
  • All government, Local taxes and official Expenses.
  • Assistance in arranging rescue operation in case of complicated health condition (funded by travel insurance).
  • Appreciation of certificate after the successful trek.
  • Farewell Dinner at the end of the trek.

  Excludes:

  • International flight airfare.
  • Nepal Entry Visa Fees for multiple Entries on arrival at Tribhuwan Internationa Airport- (15 days - $25-30, 30 days- $40-50 and 90 days- $100-110).
  • Excess baggage charges (Limit is 9kg per Person).
  • All Accommodation and meals in Kathmandu, before and after we start our journey.
  • Extra night accommodation in Kathmandu due to early arrival or late departure, early return from the trek.
  • Personal expense (shopping, snacks, boil bottle water, hot and cold drinks, hot shower, Alcohol, Wi-Fi, telephone call, battery re-charge fee), extra porters etc.
  • Personal clothing and gear.
  • Travel insurance which has to cover emergency high-altitude rescue and evacuation compulsory.
  • Tips for guide and porters (Recommended by the Culture).
  • Additional costs or delays caused by out of management control, for example, landslide, weather condition, itinerary modification due to safety concerns, illness, change of government policies, strikes etc.
  • All the costs and expenses which are not listed in "cost includes" will be counted as Excludes.

  Equipments Checklists:

Equipment lists for Everest Base Camp Trek

It is recommended to carry the basic clothing and accessories needed for the trek. The followings belongings are suggested that should be brought, although we understand that our clients have their own preference for clothing, we have listed some useful clothing during the trek. Porters will be carrying the main luggage which should not exceed more than 18kg (one porter will carry two people's luggage, 9 kg for each). Equipment can be bought in Kathmandu at a reasonable price.

Head

  • Sun hat or scarf
  • Winter hat or insulating hat or Wide-brimmed hat
  • Headlight with extra batteries

Face

  • Sunscreen
  • Sunglass with UV protection
  • Face/body wipes

Hands

  • Lightweight gloves
  • Heavyweight winter gloves

Body

  • Hiking shirts
  • Long-sleeved shirt
  • Hooded rain jacket
  • Fleece jacket
  • Lightweight cotton pants
  • T-Shirt (bring Lightweight wool)
  • Polypropylene underwear
  • Down jacket (available in rent in Kathmandu)
  • Sweater
  • Waterproof jacket and pants

Footwear

  • Hiking Boots
  • Thick wool socks (Take an extra pair of thick light socks)

Essential gear

  • Backpack or daypack (Size depends on whether you take porter or not).
  • Thermal bottle
  • Water purification
  • Trekking pole
  • Sleeping bag (-15 bag is best in the high altitude trekking)

Toiletries

  • Medium size drying towel
  • Toothbrush
  • Toothpaste
  • Deodorant floss
  • Biodegradable bar soap
  • Nail clippers
  • Small mirror

Personal accessories

  • Money
  • Watch
  • Cell phone
  • Camera

Extra Items

  • First aid kit
  • Extra passport photos and photocopies of passport
  • Notebook and pen
  • Binoculars

 Trip Information

COVID - 19 updates and safety precaution for Everest Base Camp Trek

The classic Everest base camp lies in Solukhumbu District of Nepal, a world-renowned tourist destination but is it safe to travel Everest base camp after the corona pandemic?
The answer is yes, it’s safe to travel Everest Base on post-COVID-19 as you’ll find there are so many bright sides compared to other destinations of the world. The nearest city to Everest base camp is Namche Bazar where the population is less than 2000 at 3500 elevations where you’ll be doing social distancing naturally. Furthermore, in the route, you won’t find many people as the long trails go for 12-14 days long. The route consists of notable places like Lukla, Namche Bazar, Lobuche, Gorak sheep and so on where the combined population of Area is roughly 4 thousand. You’ll be completely wandering in the solace of nature along with our crew ( Trek leaders and porters) who will help you along the way. We understand it’s been a hard time for everyone so we have made sure you’ll be surrounded by motivational and inspiring aura throughout the journey,

 As per COVID-19 safety concerns, here are the following measures we’ve taken to make travel as safe as possible.

  • Our guides are well trained with Intensive wilderness First Aid
  • Trek leaders and guides have years of trekking experience who can help you if there is any kind of uneasiness and assure happiness & satisfaction is guaranteed.
  • We'll have High-quality masks & Gloves with sanitizers for everyday use throughout the journey for the KTAN team assisting you.
  • Encouragements and motivation will be everyday perks.
  • Food & Accommodation in the mountains will be rechecked for extra hygiene.

The beginning of a journey towards Everest Base Camp Trek

You will arrive in Nepal, Kathmandu at Tribhuvan International Airport as that is the only international airport. An overnight stay in a hotel in Kathmandu is required upon the arrival which is not included in the package. Then the next day, in the early morning we will take a domestic flight to Lukla, approximately 40 minutes.

Kathmandu to Lukla and Lukla to Kathmandu Flights included in the package!

Don't worry, we'll pick you!

Karma Trek and Adventure Nepal provide free airport arrival and departure transfer on any flight for Everest Base Camp Trek package. You will be received from our representative crew from Karma Trek and Adventure Nepal regardless of the flight you take holding a pamphlet of your name and our company name with a warm-hearted welcome with either a khada or a marigold garland and you’ll be escorted to your hotel with all comfort possible.

Accommodation

14 days Everest base camp trek includes 13 nights lodge to lodge stay at a mountain where we use the best available lodge and select the best accommodation in Everest. We provide six nights twin sharing room with private attached bathroom at Lukla, Namche(3 N) and Phakding(2 N), seven nights twin sharing accommodation at Tengboche(2 N), Dingboche(2 N), Lobuche, Gorakshep and Pheriche.

For solo trekker -a single private room with attached bathroom at Lukla, Namche and Phakding, single private accommodation at Tengboche (2 N), Dingboche(2 N), Lobuche, Gorakshep and Pheriche.

Two nights Hotels in Kathmandu before and after the trek is required which is not included in the package. Kathmandu has a wide range of hotel for all budgets and your interest. We prefer your choice.

Hot showers, Wi-Fi will be available at an extra cost in possible places.

The Meals

Our trek is all over high elevations near the world’s highest peak which means your body needs enough carbohydrate, protein, nutrition as food is fuel for the body to hike on such humongous Himalayan trails. The meal on this trek is very convenient but not as in cities.
There will be 14 Breakfasts, 13 Lunch and 14 Dinners will be provided in the trek. Some of the popular menu items are -

Fourteen breakfasts - ( Oatmeal, Corn Flakes, French toast with Jam, Butter, Cheese, and Honey Tibetan bread or Chapati Local tsampa porridge, Hashed brown eggs, Varieties of eggs (Omelets) Pancakes Muesli Breads Fruits and Vegetables Hot drinks like varieties of teas and coffees Hot chocolates etc)

Thirteen lunch - (Dhal, Bhat & Tarkari (Dal Bhat power 24 hours) Tibetan Bread Various Soups items Sherpa Stew Steaks Sandwiches Momo (dumplings) Macaroni dishes Tenduk Spaghetti Noodles Thukpa Pasta Vegetable curry Potatoes items Vegetable and salad Pizza (Tomato, Mushroom, Mixed) Snakes (Papad, Prawn) Desserts items (Rice Pudding, Apple pie), etc)

Fourteen dinners -( Dhal, Bhat & Tarkari Tibetan Bread Various Soups items Sherpa Stew Steaks Sandwiches Momo (dumplings) Macaroni dishes Tenduk Spaghetti Noodles Thukpa Pasta Vegetable curry Potatoes items Vegetable and salad Pizza (Tomato, Mushroom, Mixed) Snacks (Papad, Prawn) Korean Raman Desserts items (Rice Pudding, Apple pie), Hard Drinks Steaks, etc.) are available on the menu during the trek. The best selected from the menu of the lodge which will be fresh, hygienic, tasty and nutritious. The menu is a combination of traditional local, Asian and western cuisine almost everywhere but as we go up close, the menu list will be shorted. We highly recommend liquids green tea, lemon tea, hot lemon, ginger tea and garlic soup(must) etc. at high altitude and also the fresh vegetable items for health benefit. Tho plenty of non-veg item will be available we won’t recommend any of them because the meat in such places is not hygienic and healthy during the trek. We highly encourage to avoid dairy and cheesy items and strongly suggest not to consume Alcoholic drinks, caffeinated items, hot chocolates as experts suggest to avoid such items during such high elevation treks.

All Personal Bills (Alcoholic Drinks, Hot and Cold Drinks) in tea house/ Lodges or in cafe except Standard Meals(Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner with seasonal fruits) are excluded from Package.

Best time for Everest Base Camp Trek

The weather is one of the most important factors to look at when deciding to hike to Mt Everest Base camp cause no one is beyond nature. Tho live forecast of Everest base camp can be gain here, it’s yet very hard to predict being 100% sure. People trek 12 months of the year up to Everest base camp trek but certainly, there is ups and downs in every season, It is best suited to trek during the spring and the autumn as the sky is crystal clear from dusk till dawn, the rainy weather stops and thick sun-blocking clouds also fades. The Magic of clear azure skies provides the most spectacular vistas. With added those breathtaking views, the temperature is also exquisite with sunlight being warm and the environment after delving of the sun is not as cold as other months.

Tho during the winters and monsoon, it becomes a bit challenging to trek due to heavy snowfall, cold temperature but that’s what excites many trekkers.

January to February

This time is the coldest, especially from early January to early February. This when there is heavy snowfall in the mountain and can result in extremely cold temperature. Though the daytime may be warm and admirable with clear skies, the night time would be extremely cold but it’s perfectly fine to trek in these months as discovery world trekking make sure of every possible safety during the trek but if you are allergic to extreme cold, you shouldn’t be trekking at these month or else people trek 12 months of the year and leave their footprints around the world’s highest peaks.

Temperature: Temperatures ranges from 15°C to -15°C.

March to April

This is one of the best time of the season to hike in the EBC. The weather is very favourable this month. Stunning views of the Himalaya ranges and glaciers will be seen. March being beginning of the Spring season, The weather starts to warm up during these months.  During these months, all flora and fauna dormant throughout the winter back to life feeding and breeding in the sun-kissed temperatures. Temperatures may start increasing from the mid of March and with clear skies, snow mountains will be seen at their best. Many trekkers often succeed their expedition at this time.

Temperature: Around 18 °C. At night, the average minimum temperatures drop down to around -12 °C.  

May to June

This is also the perfect time for trekking right before the rainfall. Nepal starts its rainfall from the end of June till mid of August. The season of spring and summer makes the trek much more enjoyable.

Temperature- Around 25°C. At daylight and it drops down to around -5°C. 

July to August

The rainfall hits at its peak during this time, below 3500 meters. Due to heavy rainfall, Flights to Lukla may get cancelled at beginning or end of the trek but trekkers are seen in those months too trekking towards Everest base camp, it’s challenging but not impossible, if you choose to trek in these months Karma Trek and Adventure Nepal will take care of your safety at its fullest as it does in every month but as the way is not that favourable it's not highly recommended to trek in these months but  The rainfall also provides spectacular views of the waterfall and avoid the crowds like other months.


Temperature- Around 27°C at daylights to 5°C.

September to October

This is also one of the perfect seasons for the EBC Trek. This season is the peak of tourists due to the favourable weather. As the monsoon slowly ends, a perfect trekking climate sets itself. The temperature goes up to 20 degrees in the day time and falls down to 5 degrees during the night time. This season is when trekkers enjoy trekking the most, with a clear sky, and an amazing view of the mountains. It is highly recommended as it’s the best time for the Everest Base Camp trek, usually from mid-September to end. Tourists in this season are also attracted by the main festival of Nepal; Dashain and Tihar.

Temperature- Temperature goes up to 20 degrees in the day time and falls down to 5 degrees.

November to December

As winter slowly begins, snow falls begin in the Himalaya region and it eventually gets tough to trek. Nights get colder. November is the busy season people all over the world come at these months as its the clearest month with sparkling days and amazing views of humongous mountains. The daytime temperatures are very stable and constant and due to this, the view of the clear blue sky and the mountain is phenomenal. From December, the temperature starts to get cold and begins to snow like diamonds in the sky.

Temperature- Temperature goes up to 18 degrees in the day time and falls down to -10 degrees.

The weather in the Himalaya is so unpredictable and the temperature may change quickly from day tonight.

Acclimatization

14 Days Everest Base Camp Trek has two days rest day in Namche and Dingboche, and reach 5,555m at Kalapatthar- the highest point of the trek, after spending five nights over 4,000m while hiking up. Altitude sickness in high mountain journey is a common problem being faced by most of the trekkers during the trek, its symptom is preventable, need immediate treatment. It might be a life-threatening situation if it’s a symptom is left ignored. Mountain sickness may start to develop from the elevation of 3,500m. Our trekking leader and guide have extensive first aid training and well -experienced in the Himalaya and use oximeter in trekking to monitor your oxygen level and help in early detection of the symptoms. Trek itinerary is designed for altitude sickness prevention, taking your time with regular breaks from time to time, allowing slow ascent and suggesting to drink plenty of water each and every day. We guarantee your health will be at reliable hands. Your trek leader or guide will suggest precautions.  In severe mountains sickness case, the only cure for it is to descend immediately. Please note that your group leader has the ultimate responsibility to decide or stop your ascent based on your overall condition. It is essential to keep in mind that some are more vulnerable than others.

Trip grade: Fitness level, Medical and Health

14 Days Everest Base Camp Trek is both challenging and equally rewarding. This physically demanding trip requires a bit of proactive preparedness to success. Exercising and jogging regularly for a couple of weeks prior to the trip departure is a good idea to enhance our stamina. Novice trekkers with normal fitness level can accomplish the trek, however, the fitter we are, the more enjoyable experience we will have during the trekking. Past hiking experience would be an added advantage but no technical experience and skills are necessary. Participants who are able to hike 4 to 6 hours a day at a reasonable pace with a light day pack can take part in this trip. The trekking route involves hiking along the rocky mountain, steep ascents,  descents and straightforward. To join in trekking, all participants should be in good health condition with normal physical fitness and have a positive attitude, self-confidence, and strong determination. It is very important to make sure you are as healthy as possible before starting the trek. Participants with pre-existing medical conditions such as heart, lung and blood disease should inform us or consult with your physician before booking the trek.

Trekking group/single

We organize a group as well as a private trek. The price of group discount is applied with having your own paxes at your group and price will be the same whether group joining or private touring. We are able to lead and handle any size of the participants in a group. There will be a group leader Guide, a porter for every two trekkers and an assistant guide for a group of 12 or above trekking members.

A typical day on Trek

Every day will be rewarded with a unique experience of trekking, climbing enjoying the scenery, taking photos and exploring the local villages. During the expedition, we are accompanied by experienced, friendly and qualified expert Sherpa’s sharing information and historical facts about the places as we trek. We will also be accompanied by the porters who carry our luggage’s. However, we will be carrying our small regular day bag pack of necessary items.

The day starts with an early morning hot cup of tea/coffee. After packing our bags and gorging on a wholesome breakfast, we set off on the day’s walk around 7 AM to 8 AM, depending on the duration and nature of the day’s walk. After trekking for three to four hours, lunch will be served around midday on the route to the next destination and we continue after about an hour of rest.
The afternoon walk is generally shorter; about two to three hours. Once we reach our overnight lodge/tea house/tent, we snack on the extra dietary food. We will have free time to explore nearby places.

Dinner is served around 6 PM to 7 PM. After dinner and before going to bed, we indulge in friendly conversations and discuss the experience of that day. The expedition leader/guide will brief us about the next day’s plan. After this briefing, we enjoy onboard games like monopoly, cards and watch available mountaineering documentaries. Most of the foreigners indulge in light and fun learning of Nepalese language from our crew or read books before heading off to bed for a well-deserved sleep.

Communication on Trek

On the Everest Base Camp Trek, the use of internet service will be available at the lodges with some extra service charge. You can contact your family and friends via the lodges, but once we reach high altitudes communication will be through the phone for safety proposes. We'll communicate all our valuable clients through our leader to at least once in a day to make sure you're fine, safe, feel right and have everything up there. You'll always be connected to Kathmandu's KTAN office for any kind of help during the trek. Also, depending on the kind of network you use, there will be the signal but not very strong before the high altitude. On your request, we can provide you with a separate local sim card (Most of the places have wifi service available with an extra cost) for good access to connect.

Normally Wi-Fi works every part of the trek in lodge/lodges which will be provided with an extra cost.

Extra personal expenses on Trek

Karma Trek and Adventure Nepal try to provide all extra expenses excluded from the package. Meals and accommodations in Kathmandu are up to our clients themselves as all kind of hotels/lodges (both luxury & budget) can be booked easily online or even we can do it for on request. All our valuable clients will have to bring personal spending money with them to cover costs of meals and accommodations in Kathmandu, visa process, travel insurance policy purchase, beverages, snacks for the trek, hot and cold drinks, tips to the trekking crew members, souvenirs etc. We recommend bringing cash (dollars) which can be changed to rupees here cause during the trek only Nepalese currency is accepted.

Electricity, battery recharge and water on Trek

Throughout the lodges at Everest base camp, electricity for the camera and mobile battery recharge is available with an extra cost in all lodges. Most of the lodges have hydroelectricity and some of them have used the solar panels. Water during the trek, you can buy either packed mineral water from local lodges and en route shop or filling boiled water at an extra cost. A water purification pill is will be provided to make water drinkable.

You shouldn't drink water from the river, tap, well up there cause it might not be drinkable as it seems.

Travel Insurance

This trip grade is ranked the challenging difficult as it entails the risk of high altitude trekking, potential altitude sickness and other unforeseen events including sudden climate changes.

Travel insurance is a significant part of our booking condition for The Everest base camp trek. All the members of trekking must provide a copy of their comprehensive travel insurance policy certificate to Karma Trek and Adventure Nepal. The policy must cover medical and emergency repatriation inclusive of helicopter rescue and evacuation expenses at high altitude (up to 6000m) for trekking members.
We can recommend insurance companies to help you but we don’t directly get involved in the sale of the insurance policy. Members can be refused to be included in the trekking based on insufficient, improper or absence of travel insurance policy.

Trekking members are kindly requested to send their detailed insurance information once they book for the trekking. In case of emergency situations, we will be using the insurance policy and informational documents you sent us. This will help us arrange a quick and effective rescue operation, transfer for emergency medical help etc. Please ensure that the insurance company includes the cost incurred for mountain rescue service at the highest elevation of the trekking.

Before you buy travel insurance (Don't just believe them what they say in their website) make sure you call them and recheck if they have Heli-rescue and evacuation up to 6000m according to your trekking height.

Passport and Visa

All foreigners except Indians, require a visa to enter Nepal. Visa is available on arrival in the Tribhuvan international airport. Visa can be extended at the central immigration office www.immigratiion.gov.np The visa application will require at least a passport of 6 months’ validity, and a passport size photo. The current cost of visa fee is the US $40 for 30 days which have to be paid in cash on arrival on Tribhuwan Internation Aiport. Citizens of China and the SAARC countries will receive a free visa. There are certain countries (Nigeria, Ghana, Zimbabwe, Swaziland, Cameroon, Somalia, Liberia, Ethiopia, Iraq, Palestine, and Afghanistan)that may not receive the visa on arrival and so you will have to contact your local Nepalese embassy.

Money Exchange

Nepali Rupees (NPR/Rs) is the local currency.

(1 USD = ~ Rs.100-118 NPR).

We can exchange most of the foreign currencies through local banks and legitimate money exchanges in Kathmandu and all over Thamel. Small amounts of cash can also be exchanged at the hotel. The ongoing rate of exchange is visibly displayed. The government of Nepal has banned the import, export and use of 500 and 1000 Indian Rupee note in Nepal. You should ensure that you are not carrying these notes on arrival in Nepal as they will be confiscated and you may also be fined. Despite having security advantage of traveller's cheque, we prefer cash exchange to avoid hassles like a lengthy process and high rate of commission at the banks. You can withdraw cash (in Rupees only) from one of the many ATMs in Kathmandu and Thamel itself.

There are quite a several ATMs that are open around the clock. The maximum withdrawal amount is 35,000 Rupees for a 500 Rupees processing fee if you are using your foreign card. If you use the money exchange facility at banks and financial institutions the service fee charge imposed is about four per cent or more depending upon the bank. During the trek, there are no banks and money exchange services so you should exchange your money in Kathmandu only, depending on how much personal expense you require as in Himalayan region people only accept Nepalese Currency.

Most of the established banks in Asia will not accept foreign currency notes that are old, torn or faded. Please ensure that you have new, clean notes.

Luggage

The weight limit for your luggage is 9kg per trekker, Porters will be assigned to carry your luggage, Two people will be assigned with one porter, combined luggage should not exceed more than 18 kgs. We never overload our porters. but a should carry your own knapsack or backpack (with your valuables or anything important) on your own. Only carry what is essentials, You can leave any excess baggage either at your hotel or at the Karma Trek and Adventure Nepal store for free and it'll be completely safe.

We'll recheck everything (Luggage, equipment, etc) in our briefing before we start our journey in our Office.

Safety

Karma Trek and Adventure Nepal guarantee our valuable client’s safety, security, and satisfaction. Safety is the utmost important concern for us. For the trek, we will be carrying all the necessary gears, equipment, and first aid kits. Our leaders and guides have vast knowledge and have extensive first aid training. If a trekker falls sick due to the altitude, it is entirely up to the trekker to decide if he/she will further continue as health is very important. In case of emergency, the rescue helicopter will always be ready to bring you back from the higher elevation. During the trek, every group will be together so that everyone is safe and won't wander off alone.

Responsible Travel

We strongly believe that our environment has to be protected as tourism may bring negative effects on it. We highlight the positive aspects of tourism on the environment. Furthermore, Karma Trek and Adventure Nepal works together with the Kathmandu Environmental Education Project (KEEP) and organizes eco-friendly trips about the most environmentally sensitive and culturally rewarding that meet the expectation of both travellers and communities.

Karma Trek and Adventure Nepal Team

During the trek to Everest Base Camp, you will be accompanied by our local best trained and well-experienced guides/sherpas to make your journey even more comfortable and memorable. All guides are well trained licensed with the prior experience they have spent years trekking / climbing the peak all over the world. Porters will also be assigned to carry your luggage. Two people will be assigned one porter, combined luggage should not exceed more than 18 kgs. We never overload our porters, we respect everyone's work. A proportion of one porter for two members and one assistant guide with 8 members (9kg per person). If required we can also have one porter per person. Our crew members are the local people of high Himalaya remote areas and their physical endurance and heredity nature can live easily and comfortably at high altitude without being affected. All our staff are very valuable to us, they are well paid and we take care of their insurance, clothing, food and lodging throughout the expedition. All our Guides and Porters receive Medical care when ill or injured. We always make sure that they are happy as we believe that only happy Crew can make our clients happy as KTAN has three kinds of family, One is family by blood of everyone in KTAN and the other one is all the employee working to run this company and last but not the least is our valuable clients, The local expert trek leader to guide you is specialized under the following subject. We provide basic accommodation for our guides and porters or tent with the sleeping gear we also provided them with food and warm drinks.

  • Intensive Wilderness First Aid
  • Authorized certificate of Trekking Guide Training
  • Fluency speaking English and other major Languages
  • Conservation and biodiversity
  • Rock climbing

Tipping

Most importantly, tipping is at travellers discretion and should be relied on good service that does not form the part of wages for your Guides, porters and crew although they are very much appreciated. In Nepalese culture, the tip is accepted and honoured way to say thank you (Dhanyabada) for good service. Normally the tips are offered at the end of the trek and this is best done as a group. Most groups will give the trips on the last evening or last day of the trek, to mark the end of the trip. The amount of the tip is entirely a personal preference that may be more or less depending upon your perception of service quality, length of trip, budget and appreciation of their work as you'll be staying with crews for more longs trekking periods which builds a relationship. It is important to Karma Trek and Adventure Nepal crews who professionally take care of you all the time during the trekking, inspire excellent service and offer enriching journey- a trip of once in a lifetime experience. We ensure that all of our crews including guides and porters are paid well and treated fairly with respect.

Booking and Payment Process

Karma Trek and Adventure Nepal is a government authorized, registered, licensed and bonded as trekking and touring operator in Nepal. The company registered number is 1982138/075/076. We are a member of Trekking Agency Association of Nepal (TAAN), Nepal Mountaineering Association (NMA). Therefore, book Karma Trek and Adventure Nepal trip with confidence as we are reliable.10 per cent of payment in advance and other necessary documentation like passport copy, passport size photos, travel insurance policy, arrival and departure flight detailed can be made later but must not exceed within two weeks’ period from booking the date. The number of domestic flights for Lukla is limited but being very busy during the trekking seasons. Payment is to be made by bank transfer, western union and online payment directly from our website. The remaining trip cost can be paid whether in cash or by bank transfer and credit card when your arrival in Nepal. Furthermore, we put forward the necessary modes of payment details as per your convenient by mail.

Last-minute booking

It is best to book in advance but for those who aren't able to for whatever reason Karma Trek and Adventure Nepal have a special provision for a last-minute booking. In the case of last-minute booking with 100% per cent trip payment within 24 hours is accepted. We do our best to operate a trek at any time but in case of last-minute booking, we cannot be responsible for delay due to changes beyond our control such as the weather, availability of lodging. Contact us for more information at 977- 9851031022 (Suman) or email us.

Trip Extension

After the completion of the trek, you may want to stay a couple of days extra in Nepal as along with mountains there are many beautiful and adventurous places to spend some time here. With the free time, exploring, visiting a tour of Kathmandu, sightseeing, Nagarkot view trip, Chitwan jungle safari, paragliding, rafting, canoeing are can be dessert after EBC trek before you fly back to your home.

Feedback

After completing the Everest Base Camp trek, there will be a farewell dinner held where Karma Trek and Adventure Nepal will give you a company’s digital and printed certificate of trek achievement. We would highly appreciate if you would give compliment, comment or complain about the service provided and the team performance as we always strive to be better in TripAdvisor, Facebook, etc which will help other trekkers to join us in future trips and will also highlight our service to the world.

Useful Information

Please be advised: We highly recommend our clients to add extra days in your trip to Nepal as a safety margin for your return flight. The flight from Kathmandu to Lukla and Lukla to Kathmandu may get behind the schedule due to air traffic and may cause delays. In such cases, we always try our best to reschedule the flights to and from Lukla. However, we would like to inform you about the possibility of postponements or cancellations of flights. We would like to suggest our clients to schedule 2 days extra to avoid any problems with the international flight. Upon our client's request, we can arrange a helicopter at the cost of approximately USD 500-1000 depending on the demand and capacity. It is very likely that there will be no delays but if any such case happens, we can help arrange additional activities with your extra time in Nepal.

Please Note: The EBC Trek Package includes fixed departure dates from Kathmandu and can be fitted to accommodate your specific requests and schedule. Please review our designated departure dates for this trek and if they do not suit your timeframe, then let us know how we can arrange a trek that is convenient for you. The itinerary listed above is a general guideline; please be advised that it might be necessary to modify it due to external factors beyond our means including and not limited to the following: unstable weather, accessibility and availability of lodging and campsites, unforeseen governmental, trail and ecological conditions and other circumstances beyond our control. Although it is unlikely that changes will occur that would significantly alter the original itinerary, we cannot be held accountable for the results of delays or changes beyond our control. In the event of an Itinerary adjustment or need to redirect to other trails and areas, the Leader Guide will ultimately make the final choice on the best rerouting after consulting with the group members and keeping in mind the interests of the party as a whole. If an alteration is necessary, then we will certainly do everything we can to diminish the effects.

We look forward to guiding you on the Everest Base Camp Trek and through some of the most dazzling landscape on the planet with unforgettable Himalayan panoramas along the way!

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