Trip Introduction: Everest Base Camp Trekking-15 Days 2023/2024 - Classic and the best of the best trek in Nepal
15 Days Everest Base Camp Trekking Route takes you into the region that has captivated adventurous men and women since the 1920s. The legends George Mallory, Sir Edmund Hillary, and Tenzing Norgay surround this region. Explore the rich diversity of the region, breathtaking natural scenery, and unique Sherpa culture. Discover the quaint monasteries and museums along the trekking trail. Join the company of like-minded adventurers who share the sheer pleasure of prayer wheels, prayer flags, and swinging bridges during the day. Converse with your new-found friends around the dining room fire in the evening. On the Everest Base Camp Trekking route, iconic Kala Patthar (5545m) provides you with breathtaking scenery of the Everest Region while Namche Bazaar mesmerizes you with its history, culture, and diversity.
The Everest Base Camp Treks Route begins in Kathmandu, a city alive and full of energy. Next, it takes you through the Everest Region before ending returning to Kathmandu. Starting with the short and scenic flight to Tenzing-Hillary Airport in Lukla, you trek through the trail marked with diversity. Walking through unique villages including Nurning, Phakding, Benkar, Monjo, Jorsale, and others. Along the way, you will find several monasteries, chortens, and prayer wheels. You will cross suspension bridges clad with prayer flags. Observe the wildlife and scenery of Sagarmatha National Park. Trek along the torrential Dudh Koshi River (the Milky River) until you reach the buzzing Namche Bazaar. Namche is a true Himalayan town with exciting shops, fabulous food, stunning views, and culture. Namche Bazaar is also a traditional trading hub that paves your way further up to the ancient monasteries in Tengboche and Dingboche.
After sufficient acclimatization at a lower altitude, you head for the beautiful Gorak Shep and the iconic Kala Patthar for a surreal view of the Himalayas. Kala Patthar is famous for its breathtaking view of glittering peaks including Mt.Everest, Mt. Nuptse, Mt. Pumori, Mt. Lhotse, and Mt. Changtse. Not only can you see the stunning mountains, but you will also be able to view the majestic Khumbu Glacier, the famed Khumbu Icefall, the glacial rivers, and avalanche paths. Returning back from the high Himalayas, you shall explore the authentic lifestyle of the Sherpa community and get insider insight into the rich cultural heritage of these legendary people. End the trekking in Lukla before returning to the medieval capital city of Kathmandu.
The 15 Days Everest Base Camp Trekking route is available year-round, with March to May and September to December being the best time for this trek. Join Nepal Trekking Planner for this trek to make sure you get the best out of the trip. With good preparation on your part and carefully planned itineraries, the comfort and safety of the trekkers as the priority on our part, this trek for sure shall be leaving behind many valuable memories. Explore the region if you want to do something different, something challenging, and something adventurous in your life.
Best Seasons for 15 Days Mt. Everest Base Camp Trekking
Mt. Everest Base Camp Trekking can be done nearly all months of the year. However, the best time is from March to May, in the spring season, and from mid-September to December, months during autumn and pre-winter season.
March to May is a lovely time with enough day lights and sunshine. When high hills with forests of tall trees and bushes of rhododendron will be in full bloom with other wildflowers, make this trek more interesting and special.
Most days are clear from morning till late afternoon but can get cloudy sometimes with a chance of snows around higher elevations, and cold in the morning and nighttime (not adding extra wind-chill factors).
Mid-September to December during the autumn/fall season where most days are crystal clear from morning till mid-afternoon but with short daylights, much colder and freezing temperatures in the morning and night as well in shades, away from sunlight (not adding extra wind-chill factors).
Some people might be interested in trekking during the low season of wet monsoons. Most days are cloudy which obstructs views of peaks, encountering less and few numbers of trekkers during the rainy season of Mid.
June till Mid-September, but very lush and green with enough moisture that supports with more oxygen to help acclimatization, days are longer with sunlight due to summer and monsoon season around Nepal and other Himalayan destinations much warmer than other seasons of spring and autumn.
Local Culture and Religion
Sherpa is the native of Everest and other higher Himalayan regions, the word “Sherpa” comes from the Tibetan language. As East for Sher and Pa means people, where Sherpa migrated around the high Himalayas of Nepal around Mid-East and Far Eastern Himalayas range from Eastern parts of Tibet.
Way back more than 400 years of history, the Sherpa normally are farmers and livestock herdings like cows and yaks interwoven with strong Buddhism religion and fascinating cultures that you can witness walking around villages.
In every Sherpa village, one can find a monastery, some are older by more than 500 years like the “monastery of Thame and Pangboche villages”, whereas the famous monastery of Thyangboche was much older and was destroyed by a huge fire in 1991 and been built to its original shapes.
As you walk from one village to another, you will come across many prayer walls and religious monuments of Stupas (domes), with rows of spinning prayer wheels.
Sherpa men-folks were the earlier pioneers as mountain and trekking guides and still held the post till the present.
Accommodation in Manthali Town
Hotels and local lodge are not up to the standard of tourist class, very basic and simply suitable for local travelers only, whereas trekkers for flight to Lukla sometimes has to bear with us if staying overnight at Manthali for a flight to Lukla or on the way back to Kathmandu.
The other option will be driving in the early morning by 2 a.m. in the dark to reach on time for flight departure for Lukla.
Flying back from Lukla time permitting (during morning and mid-day) can travel back to Kathmandu on time.
Please bear with us for the above sudden change of notice flight to Lukla instead from Kathmandu domestic airport will be from Manthali airport, Ramechap which will continue till the near future.
Important to know for all trekkers flying in and out of Lukla requires a minimum of two days extra from the standard itinerary provided, to cope with the present situation regarding the change of airport for flight to Lukla or towards other mountain destinations.
Climate and Weather
Himalayan climate can be unpredictable sometimes even in good best seasons, where April and May to the first week of June will be the best time during spring times when days are longer with enough sunlight hours.
Morning and nighttime as well as in shade can be cold and much freezing temperatures around higher areas above 3,000 m.
Other months from September to November are another great time for treks around Everest Base Camp and other areas of the Himalayas, when days are clear for views and to summit the top of the peak, although much colder months of the autumn season with an extremely cold during morning and night time, where sunlight is much shorter.
Nepal Trekking Planner strongly advises and recommends all clients to purchase Travel as well as Medical Insurance against unforeseen circumstances that might arise or occur during your Himalayan holidays, where Travel and Medical Insurance should be obtained through World Nomads Travel Insurance for your upcoming holiday in Nepal Himalayan destinations.
Whilst all our hikes, trekking, and tour programs with itineraries where accommodations are all set in respective Hotels/Lodge/Home Stay, Guest House, and Resorts even camping in some remote areas as per the set program itinerary. Some days could be longer or could be shorter depending upon the fitness of the clients, availability of vehicles on time, flight delay, cancellation, unfavorable bad weather, and roads or trail conditions. Nepal Trekking Planner requests Clients book to acquire Travel and Medical Insurance is compulsory when undertaking any tour and trek. It should include adequate protection for tour/treks duration to cover personal injury, death, medical expenses, and repatriation expenses in any means of transportation on emergency evacuation such as helicopter rescue, air ambulance, and adequate cover for baggage.
In this situation, your selected and chosen tour destination may differ from the program itineraries. In rare cases, we might even have to reroute or cancel the trips as per the political, riot, bad weather, broken road or trail condition, and porter's situation and condition. The company has the right to cancel the trips due to unavoidable conditions beyond our control including if the volume of travelers is less than expected as per the trips selected. In this case, please bear with us we will try our best to adjust the itinerary trips as best as possible for your convenience.
Altitude Sickness can affect anyone. At high altitudes, the decrease in atmospheric pressure makes breathing difficult due to less oxygen. Mainly, it happens above 3300m (10,000ft). Signs and symptoms are as follows:
- Sleepy but can’t sleep.
- Loss of appetite.
Prevention for this is to dress warmly as per weather conditions, drink plenty of water, eat well, and walk slowly. It is a good idea to climb higher than you sleep. Keep hydrated and make sure you avoid alcohol.
- This trip departs every day of the year.
- This trip is fully customizable. We can customize the trip as per your need, please contact us.
- This trip is available on both Fixed Departure and Private Group Basis.
- This trip can be booked privately if you’re traveling solo or privately or with family.
- Have a big group? We can help as per your needs.
- We can help you make it fit your budget.
- we accept instant booking and online payment.
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