EVEREST BASE CAMP TREK
14 Days | Roundtrip from Kathmandu
Everest breathtaking peak soar so high that a trip to Everest Base Camp is still an adventure, epic journey in your life time.
Getting to Everest Base Camp by Joining Top1Trekking 14 days Himalayan Trek through high mountain Sherpa villages, monasteries with trail weaves along the foot of many Himalayan giants and the views of Mt Everest and his brothers Lhotse along with other seven thousand meter peaks are just unforgettable.
Lukla is usually the gateway for trekkers who want to visit Everest region, from here the trails lead you toward the entrance of Sagarmatha National Park and later reach Namche Bazar, the capital city of the Sherpa after crossing epic suspension bridge and ascending through pine jungle. After Namche Bazar the trails ascends above tree line bring you to high altitude stunning landscape. Then there is a crossroad: the high one is Gokyo Lake Route for people who look for less-crowded option than the classic Everest Base Camp Trek and the low one is Everest Trekking Route take us through several Sherpa high mountain settlements including Tengboche, Dingboche, Lobuche before reaching final our final stop in Gorakshep. From here take a visit to Everest Base Camp over Khumbu glacier and hike to Kalar Pathar for panorama view of Himalayan mountain ranges, two experiences should not be missed during this 2 weeks journey.
Visitors who choose to reach Khumbu Region by foot can start from Salleri which take 5 days trek to Namche Bazar.
During spring time, climbers submitting some of the highest mountain in the world including Everest. Beside success stories there are more than 200 people died and stayed in the mountain forever. Instead of 2 months climbing go trekking to Everest Base Camp without risking your life to see this legendary mountain shall be the most gratifying event of your life.
➡ Spectacular mountain scenery and high-altitude landscape of Everest region
➡ Get to know the unique culture of the Sherpa living in some of the most highest mountain valleys in the world
➡ Challenging hike to Kala Pathar (5555m) for panorama view of Himalayan mountain ranges
➡ Join the monks on their praying ceremony in Tengboche Monastery
➡ Set your foot on Everest Base Camp to learn more about climbers stories
+ See Itinerary
Day 1: Kathmandu
Day 2: Kathmandu-Lukla (2,840m/9,317ft) by flight then trek toward Phakding (2,610m/8,562ft), 5 hours, (B/L/D)
Day 3: Trek to Namche Bazaar (3,440m/11,286ft), 6 hours, (B/L/D)
Day 4: Acclimatization in Namche Bazaar, (B/L/D)
Day 5: Trek to Tengboche (3,870m/12,694ft), 5-6 hours, (B/L/D)
Day 6: Trek to Dingboche (4,360 m/14,300 ft), 5-6 hours, (B/L/D)
Day 7: Acclimatization day in Dingboche, explore Chukung (4,700m/15,419ft), (B/L/D)
Day 8: Trek to Lobuche (4,940 m/16,207 ft), 4 hours, (B/L/D)
Day 9: Trek to Gorakshep (5,170 m/16,961ft) - Everest Base Camp (5364 m/17,594 ft), 6-7 hours, (B/L/D)
Day 10: Hike to Kalar Pathar (5,545m/18,192ft) and down to Pheriche (4,288m/14,070ft), 7-8 hours, (B/L/D)
Day 11: Return to Namche Bazar, 8 hours, (B/L/D)
Day 12: Return to Lukla 8 hours, (B/L/D)
Day 13: Flight to Kathmandu, (B/L/D)
Day 14: Kathmandu, (B/L/D)
Note: B=Breakfast, L=Lunch, D=Dinner
+ What is included in the tour package?
- Airport pickup/drop off and transportation described in itinerary
- Two-way Domestic flight ticket Kathmandu - Lukla
- 2 nights stay in 3 Star Hotel in Kathmandu
- 11 nights Basic Twin Room at Mountain Lodge during trekking
- Meals Described in Itinerary
- Trekking permits and TIMS
- Local English speaking guide who have many years experience with good trails knowledge can answer your questions during the trip. Basic first aid knowledge first aid kit provided.
- Porters carrying a maximum of 20kg (Two guests share a porter). Guests who want extra kilograms we would like to collect $3/kg/day and money give directly to the porter.
- Insurance for all employees
- Top1Trekking support Before / During / After tour completion
- Arrangement of Emergency Helicopter Service (Urgent Case)
- Personal expenses: City meals not included in the schedule, Mountain water heating fees, Electronic equipment charge, Telephone / Laundry / Water.
- Tips (Referral Fee $ 7/1 day depending on level of satisfaction)
- Horseback riding (if needed) - Rates range from $ 50 to $ 100 per day, depending on the hour.
- VISA Entry visa to Nepal ($25/40/100) for (15 days/1 month/3 months)
- Travel insurance covers medical evacuation costs in the event of an emergency
See more detail at our TERM
+ When is the best time to do Everest Base Camp Trek?
Everest Base Camp Trek trekking which is as it best in Spring (Mar-May) with flowers blooming and climbers on their busiest activities especially in Apr, Autumn (Sep-Nov) bring outstanding views and short fall submits Oct 1-20
+ How much physically fit should you be for Everest Base Camp Trek?
You should be reasonably fit as we will be hiking 4–8 hours per day with trail often ascents/descents on steep mountainous terrain at elevations ranging from 2,610m/8,562ft to a maximum of 5,545m/18,192ft at Kalar Pathar (Black Rock). Some rest days with optional hikes to properly acclimatize. Some days will be rest days with optional hikes to properly acclimatize.
+ Am I likely to get Altitude Sickness?
Yes, there are casualties in Everest Region every year due to Altitude. The basic early symptoms of altitude sickness are headache, loss of appetite and sleeplessness and you should not ignore any symptoms. GO SLOWLY, listen to your body, be aware of any symptoms and listen to your guide.
+ Do I need a travel insurance?
Yes, Travel insurance is highly recommended which should cover emergency flights, medical expenses, "dangerous activities" should also be mentioned in document. Send the insurance paper to us before the trip so we can assist you in case of emergency.
+ What about simple medical treatment on the trek?
Trekking in the mountain for long time may have small accidents so we prepare our First-Aid set and our guide pass first-aid level I trainning.
+ Is it safe to drink water?
No, it is not safe to drink water directly from the source draining from the mountain, buying mineral water from lodges or bring your water purification tools or tablets to help saving conserve our environment. We will offer free water tablets during the trek
+ How to pack for the trek?
High in Himalayas mountain, the weather changes very quick sometimes it is extremely hot under the sun and other time it changes to cold and windy so the more layers the better. Clothes are easy to take out or wear is a good choice. -> See DETAIL on PACKING
+ Do I need to carry sleeping bag?
Yes, it is better to bring sleeping bag as tea house room does not keep warm enough when the temperature drop down. Renting a sleeping bag in Kathmandu will cost you $1 or $2 per day.
+ Does crampons is required for the trek?
Crampons are not necessary. Instead of crampons, carry micro spikes which are not technical, lightweight to carry, cheaper and fit any shoe size.
+ Will we be using tents and mattresses for the trek?
No. There are teahouses along the trek. We will not need tents or mattresses.
+ How about Accommodation?
Tea Houses (Lodges) Most of popular trail in three main popular trekking regions of Langtang/Annapurna/Everest have well-established lodges with private room, some are in certain level of comfort while others maybe dirty, remember to bring your own sleeping bag for a good night sleep. The dining room is downstairs and often have fire during cold weather, toilet facilities will be separate, sometimes outside.
+ Where can I leave my stuff before the trek?
Anything you don’t want to take on the trek with you can be stored at your hotel or in our office. We suggest you ensure your bag is lockable.
+ What kind of food can I expect?
Most Tea House offer a good range of dish: Pasta, noodles, potatoes, eggs, dhal bhat, bread, soups, fresh vegetables (variety depends on the season). Hot drinks like chocolate, tea, and hot lemon drinks, as well as soft drinks.
+ Who will be my guide?
On local guide can speak English who have been to the relevant areas numerous times, are experienced, knowledgeable who can explain about trails, cultural and any sight that catches your eye. They are all authorized licensed guides with the Government of Nepal.
+ Do I need porters for the trek?
Depending on your personal interest. Hiring porters allow enjoying your trek without carrying a heavy bag and improving the income of the local community. Help us to keep an eye on your porters just as he will keep an eye on you.
+ How much can a porter carry?
On average a porter can carry 20kg of your gear and equipments and 5kg of their own backpacks. Every extra kg we will charge 3$/kg/day and the money should give directly to porter.
+ Are Guides/Porters are well-taken care?
Yes, our guides/porters have insurance covered, have proper waterproof clothing and shoes.
+ What is your suggestion of customized itinerary?
Trekkers who have more time add few more days to take a side trips to stunning Gokyo Lakes by climbing the challenging Cho La.
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