Customized Everest Base Camp Trek- 15 Days

The trek to the Everest Base Camp can be regarded as one of the most beautiful, scenic, thrilling and rewarding experience in the Himalaya of Nepal. As described by trekkers, travelers across the globe, the trek to the foothills of world’s highest mountain through the Sherpa villages has been a life changing experience. Trekking to the base camp of the world’s highest Mount Everest (8848m) is not just a straightforward journey, it is a chance to experience the highest and most beautiful Himalayan peak perfectly and appreciate the unique Sherpa community, people, culture and their glorious history.  

The trek starts with an exciting flight to Lukla Airport. You will come across many popular Sherpa villages of Phakding, Namche Bazzar, Tengboche, Dingboche, Lobuche and Gorakshep before getting to Everest Base Camp. Sherpa Bazaars (Markets), Buddhist monasteries, suspension bridges, prayer flags, colorful teahouses, and the welcoming Sherpa people of the Khumbu region makes the trekking through the area a joy.

This trip might be challenging but you surely will be stimulated after you experience the panoramic views of wonderful mountains such as Thamserku (6623m), Ama Dablam (6812m), Nuptse (7861m), Cho Oyu (8188m), Lhotse (8516m) and Himalayan glaciers like Khumbu Glacier, Khumbu Icefall and Imja Glacier during the trek to Everest Base Camp. At the end of this remarkable trip, you’ll have a bountiful collection of precious memories, pictures, experiences and stories to share in your mind that will last forever.

 

Trip Highlights

 

  • follow in the footsteps of legendary climbers to the iconic Everest Base Camp
  • spectacular trek up the Khumbu Valley
  • visit the beautiful monastery at Tengboche
  • ascend Kala Pattar, 5554m, for magnificent views of Everest, Lhotse and Nuptse
  • explore and experience local Sherpa culture 
  • we provide boiled water 2 liters per day for this trip 

Day 1 : Arrival in Kathmandu, 1,300m/4,265ft

Day 2 : Fly to Lukla; Trek to Phakdingma, 2,610m/8,562ft / Dist: 8 km/ 4 hrs

Day 3 : Trek to Namche Bazaar 3,441 m/11,289ft Dist: 11 km/ 6-7 hrs

Day 4 : Acclimatization day- Hiking around Khumjung or Thame 3,790 m/12,434ft Dist: 4 km/ 3-4 hrs

Day 5 : Trek to Tengbuche,3,864m/12,677ft Dist: 11 km/5-6 hrs

Day 6 : Trek to Dingbuche, 4,400m/14,435ft Dist: 10 km 5 hrs

Day 7 : Acclimatization Day- Hiking Chhkung valley or Nagerjun 4,850m/15,912ft Dist: 4-5 km/ 3-4 hrs

Day 8 : Trek to Lobuche,4,915 m/ 16,125ft Dist: 11 km/ 6 hrs

Day 9 : Trek to Gorak Shep (Day hike Everest Base Camp ) 5,130m/16,830ft Dist: 12 km/ 8 hrs

Day 10 : Ascent to Kala Pattar 5545m/ 18,188ftft & descent to Pheruche 4,371m/ 14,340ft Dist: 15 km/ 7 hrs

Day 11 : Trek to Namche 3,441 m/11,289 ft Dist: 18 km/ 6-7 hrs

Day 12 : Trek to Lukla 2860m / 9383ft / Dist 10 km 4 hrs

Day 13 : Fly from Lukla to Kathmandu 1,300m/4,265ft

Day 14 : Free Day in Kathmandu 1,300m/4,265ft

Day 15 : Departure

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Start Date End Date Cost Status Booking
18 December, 2019 01 January, 2020 US $USD 1295 per person Available
25 December, 2019 08 January, 2020 US $USD 1295 per person Guaranteed
29 January, 2020 12 February, 2020 US $USD 1295 per person Available
06 February, 2020 20 February, 2020 US $USD 1295 per person Guaranteed
12 February, 2020 26 February, 2020 US $USD 1295 per person Available
19 February, 2020 04 March, 2020 US $USD 1295 per person Guaranteed
26 February, 2020 11 March, 2020 US $USD 1295 per person Available
04 March, 2020 18 March, 2020 US $USD 1295 per person Guaranteed
08 April, 2020 22 April, 2020 US $USD 1295 per person Available
16 April, 2020 30 April, 2020 US $USD 1295 per person Guaranteed
22 April, 2020 06 May, 2020 US $USD 1295 per person Available
29 April, 2020 13 May, 2020 US $USD 1295 per person Guaranteed
06 May, 2020 20 May, 2020 US $USD 1295 per person Available
13 May, 2020 27 May, 2020 US $USD 1295 per person Guaranteed
20 May, 2020 03 June, 2020 US $USD 1295 per person Available
27 May, 2020 10 June, 2020 US $USD 1295 per person Guaranteed
02 June, 2020 16 June, 2020 US $USD 1295 per person Available
17 June, 2020 01 July, 2020 US $USD 1295 per person Available
30 June, 2020 14 July, 2020 US $USD 1295 per person Available
15 July, 2020 29 July, 2020 US $USD 1295 per person Available
29 July, 2020 12 August, 2020 US $USD 1295 per person Available
19 August, 2020 02 September, 2020 US $USD 1295 per person Available
26 August, 2020 09 September, 2020 US $USD 1295 per person Available
09 September, 2020 23 September, 2020 US $USD 1295 per person Guaranteed
16 September, 2020 30 September, 2020 US $USD 1295 per person Available
23 September, 2020 07 October, 2020 US $USD 1295 per person Guaranteed
30 September, 2020 14 October, 2020 US $USD 1295 per person Available
06 October, 2020 20 October, 2020 US $USD 1295 per person Guaranteed
13 October, 2020 27 October, 2020 US $USD 1295 per person Available
21 October, 2020 04 November, 2020 US $USD 1295 per person Guaranteed
28 October, 2020 11 November, 2020 US $USD 1295 per person Available
03 November, 2020 17 November, 2020 US $USD 1295 per person Guaranteed
11 November, 2020 25 November, 2020 US $USD 1295 per person Available
18 November, 2020 02 December, 2020 US $USD 1295 per person Guaranteed
25 November, 2020 09 December, 2020 US $USD 1295 per person Available
02 December, 2020 16 December, 2020 US $USD 1295 per person Guaranteed
09 December, 2020 23 December, 2020 US $USD 1295 per person Available
16 December, 2020 30 December, 2020 US $USD 1295 per person Guaranteed
23 December, 2020 06 January, 2021 US $USD 1295 per person Available
30 December, 2020 13 January, 2021 US $USD 1295 per person Guaranteed
06 January, 2021 20 January, 2021 US $USD 1295 per person Available

Cost Include(s)

 

  • Transfer from Airport – Hotel – Airport: Car, Van, Hi-ace or Coaster in a private vehicle.
  • Authentic Nepali welcome dinner with Live Nepalese Cultural Program.
  • Accommodation in Kathmandu, Three  nights (bed and breakfast and tax included) Hotel Holy Himalaya
  • Accommodation during trek ; local lodges  Eleven nights (11 breakfasts, 11  lunches, 11 dinners, and twin-share rooms with beds with comfortable foam mattress and pillows included)
  • We provide boiled water 2 liters per day for this trip 
  • Accommodation in Kathmandu, 2 nights (bed and breakfast  Hotel Holy Himalaya or similar other hotels
  • Experienced English-speaking Sherpa; Govt. Trained/Licensed Holder guides
  • Porters (2 persons- One porter basis; max load 30 kg per porter)
  • Sagarmatha  National Park fee, TIMS/ Local permits and all required permits and official documentation
  • Personal Insurance for Nepalese staff
  • Company Tshirt and duffel bag
  • Local Airport Tax
  • Round Trip Airfare: Kathmandu – Lukla – Kathamndu
  • All government and local taxes.

Cost Exclude(s)

  • Your Personal Travel Insurance.
  • Lunch & Dinner in cities - allow $ 10 to 14 for per meal in Tourist restaurants.
  • Tips for guide, porters and driver (customary).
  • Excess Baggage charge for Kathmandu -Lukla - Kathmandu flights 
  • Beverages (soft drinks, mineral water and beer).

Everest Base Camp Trek Equipment and Packing List

This list is only our suggestion Everest Base Camp Trek. You will want to adjust the list according to your personal requirements, interests, and season of your trip.  Well-seasoned trekkers will surely have their own ideas about what to pack.

 

Almost all of these items on the list are available in Kathmandu.   Kathmandu has a good selection of gear stores where many outdoor brands are available at a reasonable price (eg.North Face, Mountain Hardware and Marmot.) It is also possible to save money by renting equipment in Kathmandu.   

Please remember that Annapurna Foothills Treks and Expedition provides one porter for every two clients.  The weight limit for each porter is 30 kg.  That means your duffle bag carried by the porter must not exceed 15 kg (about 33lbs).  You will carry a day pack with extra windbreaker, sunscreen, water bottle and items you need on the trail. 

Because most items are available in Kathmandu we have marked the items which you should bring from home with an asterisk (*). Some marked items are available, but the exact variety may not be available in Kathmandu.

Clothing

It is important to be equipped to cope with the extremes in temperature as well as unexpected bad weather.  At high altitudes it can be very hot when hiking in the sun and very cold when you stop in the shade and when the temperatures dip at night.  What is mentioned on the list is the minimum you should bring.  A couple extra T-shirts is a good idea.  You may get a chance to wash clothes, socks and underwear on rest days but that is not always dependable.

Upper Body

  • 2-Light weight thermal tops- long sleeved (medium weight merino or equivalent)
  • 3-T shirts or cool-max trekking shirts
  • 1- pull over or jacket (Merino, polartec powerstretch, soft shell, 100 weight fleece)
  • 1-200 weight fleece jacket or prima loft jacket
  • 1-Waterproof shell jacket with hood (lightweight, breathable)
  • 1-Down parka with hood

Lower Body

  • 2-Thermal bottoms (merino or polartec powerdry)
  • 1-Fleece or polartech powerstretch pants
  • 1-Light weight hiking trousers
  • 1-Heavy weight hiking trousers (wind proof soft shell for warmth at higher altitude)
  • 1-Hiking shorts (optional)
  • Waterproof shell pants (lightweight, breathable)
  • *Under Garments

 

Feet

  • 4- Warm Trekking socks (wool)
  • 4- Lightweight Cotton Trekking socks
  • 2-Thick wool socks to wear at night in lodges
  • *Gore-tex waterproof hiking boots- (you should buy at home and break them in before you come)
  • *Spare laces for hiking boots
  • Snow Gaiters (optional)
  • Camp shoes/sandals (crocs are ideal)

Hands

  • 1-Lightweight gloves-Polypro
  • 1-Heavyweight gloves or mittens with a waterproof shell outer (seasonal)

Head

  • Warm beanie hat
  • Tubular Headwear (buff)
  • Sun hat or cap (cap and buff all fit under your hood)
  •  Polarised Sunglasses with UV protection

Accessories:

  • 1-Daypack (approximately 2500 to 3000 cubic inches)
  • 2-Water bottle or camel bag, 1-liter (one with an insulated cover is recommended)
  • large duffle bag (and a lock as the porters will carry this)
  • Stuff sacks, dry bags, garbage bags etc (to organise and waterproof your things inside the duffle bag)
  • Trekking pole set
  • Sleeping bag (- 20’C)
  • Head lamp and spare batteries

Personal First Aid kit (we suggest the following items):  

  • *personal medication
  •  Broad spectrum antibiotics (e.g. Ciprofloxacin)
  • Diarrhea stopper (e.g. Immodium)
  • Rehydration salt sachets
  • Medication for giardiasis (e.g. Tinidazole)
  •  *Blister kit (tiny roll of 3M medical tape/breathable surgical tape)
  • Antiseptic (iodine or alcohol wipes for cleaning wounds)
  • Sterile non-stick absorbent dressing/gauze 
  • Antibiotic cream 
  • 10 ibuprofen tablets (anti-inflammatory)
  • 4 antihistamine tablets (for bites, allergic reactions; e.g. Benadryl)
  • throat lozenges
  • Small Swiss Army knife (which has knife, scissors and tweezers)
  • Small whistle
  • Diamox (consult your doctor about this)

 

Toiletries/hygiene:

  • Toothbrush & *paste (preferably biodegradable)
  • Toilet paper
  • Light weight towel and *soap (preferably biodegradable)
  • *Face and body moisturizer (the low humidity at high altitude dries the skin)
  • Feminine hygiene products
  • Small mirror
  • *Deodorants
  • Nail clippers
  • Wet wipes/ baby wipes (in case there is no warm water for a wash)
  • Antibacterial hand gel
  • Sunscreen (with a high UV factor needed for high altitude )
  • Sunblock lip balm (kept in a pocket and regularly applied)

Extras/Luxuries:

  • *Lightweight reading material, journal
  • Trail Map/Guide book
  • Journal & Pen
  • *Travel game i.e. chess, backgammon, scrabble
  • Small pillow
  • Thermarest (optional – in case the mattress in the lodge is inadequate)
  • *Earplugs (in case group member snores)
  • Personal treats and snacks
  • *Zip-lock bags for snacks so you can divide each day
  • A bag to leave these in Kathmandu (very cheap in Kathmandu)
  • Shoulder bag or small backpack for exploring around town (optional)
  • *Music player
  • *Camera
  • Binoculars
  • Town clothes and shoes
  • *Swimming costume (for Kathmandu)
  • Tips for your Sherpa guide and porter

Trip Facts

Destination : Nepal

Duration : 15 Days

Price : US $1295 p/p

Trip Grade : Challenging

Max. Altitude:5545m

Min. Altitude:1300m

Max. group size:8 pax

Min. group size:2 pax

Activities:Trekking and Hiking

Transport By:Domestic Flight, Private Vehicles

Starting/ Ending:Kathmandu

Best Season:March- May and September- December

Permits:Sagarmatha National Park Fee and TIMS Card

Hotel in Kathmandu:3 Nights on Bed & Breakfast

Accommodation during Trek:Accommodation during trek ; local lodges  Eleven nights (11 breakfasts, 11  lunches, 11 dinners, and twin-share rooms with beds with comfortable foam mattress and pillows included)

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