15 Days Everest Base Camp Trekking

"world high peaks with interesting names Peak XV, Sagarmatha, Chomolungma and Third Pole"
Good to Know
  • Duration 15 Days
  • Difficulty Level Moderate
  • Max. Altitude 5545 m
  • Group Size 2+
  • Trip Starts Kathmandu
  • Trip Ends Kathmandu
  • Group Style Private and Group
  • Activities Trekking, Historical And Cultural Excursion
  • Best Season March-June and Sept-Dec

Highlights

  •  Stand beneath the world’s highest and towering Mt. Everest at base camp.
  •  Explore the Highlanders villages of Sherpa enriched with colorful culture and customs.
  •  Walking into World Heritage Sites within Sagarmatha National Parks.
  •  Enchanting green woodland of tall rhododendron to remorseless fields of moraine and glaciers.
  •  Sweeping scenic flights both ways face an awesome panorama of Himalaya with Everest On top 5,545 at Kalapathar with fabulous panorama includes the closest views of Mt. Everest.
  •  Day-guided sightseeing tours in UNESCO World Heritage sites in Kathmandu.

AN ADVANTAGE OF BOOKING A TRIP WITH TREKKING PLANNER NEPAL

  • All airports pick up drop by private vehicle (for both international and domestic flights).
  • First aid kit box.
  • Trekking Planner’s sleeping bag, down jackets, T-shirt, cap, and duffle bags for porter, city, and trekking route maps – if necessary.
  • Arrangement of emergency evacuation service (should have insurance for emergency evacuation and will be paid by your travel insurance company).
  • Oxymeter to check your pulse and oxygen saturation and heart rate twice daily during the trek (very useful to check Altitude Mountain Sickness (AMS) symptoms). This helps ensure your safety on your trek at all times.

Trip Introduction: 15 Days Everest Base Camp Trekking 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. Trekking 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 interesting 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.

15 Days Everest Base Camp Trekking route is basically available year-round with March to May and September to December being the best time of the year 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 sunlights (not adding extra wind-chill factors).

Some people might be interested in trek 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.

Important Note

  • 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.

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 Manali 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 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.

Travel Insurance

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 obtain 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 condition. Nepal Trekking Planner requests Clients booking to acquire Travel and Medical Insurance is compulsory 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

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:

  • Headache/Dizziness.
  • Nausea/vomiting.
  • tiredness/fatigue.
  • 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.

Itinerary
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Mt. Everest base camp trekking provides with standard Itinerary days where some days walks can be shorter or longer as per your physical fitness, some designated overnight stops can change, due to available rooms and other facilities and etc…….

We will follow the itinerary if its need to be changes in case of weather, landslides and difficulties on walks requiring more days where our leader and lead head guides decides holding full authority for Trekking Planner Treks and Expeditions.

    You’ll be received at the Tribhuwan International Airport in Kathmandu by a representative of Nepal Trekking Planner and escorted to the hotel for your stay after you shall complete the necessary formalities at the customs. Take some rest at the hotel and get some briefing about the trip that is to begin and about this beautiful nation. You will later be picked up by the guide for a short sightseeing to the nearby Kathmandu’s Durbar Square that has a historical royal palace, temples, and other heritages. Also explore the mystical city with its multitude of souvenir shops, cobbled streets filled with vendors, spice markets and many more. Later in the evening cherish the authentic cultural dinner and enjoy the warm hospitality of the hotel staffs. Stay overnight in Kathmandu.
    Included accommodation on BB in Kathmandu (Hotel moonlight/Kathmandu Guest House/Apsara Boutique hotel)and standard meals (welcome Dinner)

      The exploration of this culturally rich capital city of Nepal and its heritage in a guided sightseeing shall be the main attraction of today’s itinerary. Star attractions of this sightseeing are the ancient Buddhist stupa of Swayambhunath, also known as the Monkey Temple, known for its unique blend of Hinduism and Buddhism besides the beautiful view of Kathmandu city from its premises. We then head on to the Boudhanath Stupa, one of the largest stupas in the world, which has the Tibetan community, Sherpas and tourists circumambulating around it alike every day. Get immersed in the peaceful Buddhist mantras and observe the pilgrims paying their respect to Lord Buddha. We shall then visit the Hindu sacred pilgrimage of Pashupatinath Temple, in the complex of which you shall find several small temples, statues, and ancient heritage. People find the meaning of life when they observe the open cremation at the bank of holy Bagmati River, get blessings from the sadhus draped in saffron and holding trident, and feel the positivity. Later in the afternoon, get briefed about the trekking and check the gears and equipment for the trek. Stay overnight in Kathmandu.
      Included accommodation on BB in Kathmandu (Hotel moonlight/Kathmandu Guest House/Apsara Boutique hotel)and standard meals (Breakfast )

        Organize your trekking equipment and pack your bags the day before, as we shall leave early for Lukla which is the gateway to the Everest. Led by trekking guide, we shall reach Lukla from the scenic flight in a carefully loaded twin otter that shall mark the adventure in the region. Aerial view of the vast landscape with lush valleys and hills, view of the glittering mountains, serpentine shaped rivers weaving the settlements and valleys and dramatic sight of the terraced hills makes this flight entertaining. After landing in the Tenzing-Hillary Airport in Lukla and meeting with other trek members, we embark on an introductory trek to Phakidng. In the route used traditionally by various communities and traders to trade with Tibet, we shall move ahead in the trail. Trek begins with the steep descent to Chheplung village past stone walls, we reach to Thado Koshigaon. Crossing a suspension bridge, the journey shall continue on to Phakding through small settlements, a viewpoint of Kusum Kangaroo, past prayer wheels and prayer flags, dense forest, diverse flora, and fauna, besides the caravan of trekkers and climbers, porters and locals in and out of the Khumbu valley. Stay overnight in Phakding.
        Included standard accommodation and  meals (Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner), Tea/Coffee

          Our trekking continues along the majestic and torrential Dudh Koshi River towards the ancient trading hub of Namche Bazaar. Starting with the first view of Kongde Ri Peak and through some suspension bridges, the trail turns to the beautiful Benkar valley past beautiful waterfall, ancient gompa and lush forests decorating the surroundings. At Benkar we enjoy the view of Thamserku (6623m) and the sacred Khumbila Peak (5765m) before stopping briefly at Monjo, the gateway of Sagarmatha National Park. Moving ahead through Jorsale village we reach to Larja Dobhan, cross a high suspension bridge over the confluence of Dudh Koshi and Bhote Koshi and embark on the trail that goes steeply till Namche Bazaar. En route to Namche, we have the view of majestic peaks such as Everest (8848m), Lhotse (8516m) and Nuptse (7879m) providing some relief during the ascent on the steep section. Namche Bazaar is famous for being the buzzing Sherpa town, and perfect town for acclimatization and hub for day hikes, having superb surrounding and scenery as well as rich cultural heritage. Stay overnight in Namche Bazaar.
          Included standard accommodation and  meals (Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner), Tea/Coffee

            In the day set aside for rest, we shall take on activities that shall help us acclimatize faster for our trekking journey ahead. In a town known for its colorful and lively nature, Namche has interesting shops and buzzing Saturday market, tasty cuisines, and beautiful scenery as well as warm welcoming Sherpa people and the unchanged characteristics of this town since ages. Visit the Sherpa cultural museum for detailed information on mountaineering in the region, flora and fauna, history and geography of the Himalayas, and the culture and traditions of the local inhabitants. Before the weather creates hurdle, get involved in an early day hike to one of the nearby destinations. Everest View Hotel that provides the marvelous view of the Mount Everest Lhotse, the beautiful Ama Dablam and other nearby peaks, the twin villages of Khumjung and Khunde knew for ancient monasteries with old age heritages and school and hospital built by Edmund Hillary Foundation, are the popular day hike destinations from Namche Bazaar. After exploring the surrounding areas, prepare for the trekking ahead. Stay overnight in Namche Bazaar.
            Included standard accommodation and  meals (Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner), Tea/Coffee

              Trekking to the higher altitudes, we shall start our walk with a short but steep climb out of the Namche Bazaar before trekking on a fairly leveled trail to reach the settlements of Kenjoma and Sanasa through the dense forest and other vegetation, view of the mighty Everest and occasional exchange of greetings with fellow trekkers from other expeditions. After the trail junction leading to the Gokyo valley and the Everest base camp, we head down to the riverbed of the mighty Dudh Koshi River and climb on to Phunke Tenga through several bridges and some hamlets. Marked by water driven prayer wheels, Phunke Tenga generally serves as the resting place before taking on the steep trail leading to Tengboche. In a climb of around one hour and a half to two hours, ascent to Tengboche takes you in a twisting tail built on the hill through rhododendron forest. Take it easy when you go for such an uphill climb as you are now heading to the higher altitude where you definitely won’t want to be affected with altitude mountain sickness. In Tengboche visit the ancient monastery famous for celebration of Mani Rimdu festival, huge statue of Lord Buddha, intricate wall paintings and peaceful chants by the monks, the breathtaking scenery of the majestic mountains (including Kwangde, Tawache, Everest, Nuptse, Ama Dablam, Lhotse, Kantega and Thamserku Peaks) where blooming rhododendron flower contrasts with its color. Stay overnight in Tengbohe.
              Included standard accommodation and  meals (Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner), Tea/Coffee

                Leaving the amazing sunset and sunrise of Tengboche, today we shall head for another interesting village of Dingboche. Through the forest we descent from Dingboche to reach the village of Deboche that provides beautiful views of lofty Everest, Ama Dablam, Lhotse, Nuptse, and others. We head on in the trail through the sighting of Musk Deer, Monal and Blue Sheep and cross the exciting suspension bridge over Imja River before reaching the settlement of Panchboche. Ancient stupa in the upper Pangboche, surrounded by trees, is a stoppage worth a short visit. Ahead in the trail, we have alpine vegetation as we move through a landscape with scrub juniper and tundra until we reach Dingboche. The trekking section through Somare is rather flat; after this village, we cross a suspension bridge and follow the Imja River upstream as we part our way from the trail to Pheriche. Further ahead in the trail we reach Dingboche where the trail from Lobuche to the Island Peak climb meets. Dingboche is a small village with stone walled houses, cultivation fields and the exquisite view of Lhotse, Island Peak, and Ama Dablam. Stay overnight in Dingboche.
                Included standard accommodation and  meals (Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner), Tea/Coffee

                  In another day of rest and acclimatization in this trekking expedition, we shall have an important day before reaching the ultimate destination of this trip. The day will be utilized by short hikes to higher altitudes to adapt ourselves to higher altitudes. Hike to Nangkartshang Gompa provides the trekkers with breathtaking views, opportunity to get insight into the heritages such as intricate paintings, Thangka and Yeti scalp, and hand. Explore the valley formed by mighty Imja River and the beautiful trail leading to the Island peak. Short hike to the hill behind Dingboche is another option which provides us with the view of a couple of six-thousand peaks. After exploring the breathtaking surrounding, capturing memories of the valley, we return for the overnight stay. Stay overnight in Dingboche and prepare for the next day trek.
                  Included standard accommodation and  meals (Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner), Tea/Coffee

                    This section of trekking begins with the gradual ascent from the settlement of Dingboche and come across grazing areas of cattle and the beautiful mountains to the far make the trek pleasant. Trekking past chortens, Mani walls, and stupas, we move forward with the view of beautiful Tabuche Peak (6495m), Ama Dablam Mountain and many more, glacial valleys and vast landscape before we climb onto the valley of Dughla, last settlement before traveling further to the base camp. Ahead of this is the most poignant section of today’s trek. An hour of trek leads us to the height of the high ground overlooking the Khumbu valley, called Chukpo Lari, where monuments are built in remembrance of the mountaineers who lost their lives during their expedition to conquer Everest. The trail then descends to the western side of the valley after walking over the glacial moraines of the majestic Khumbu Glacier. Stay overnight in Lobuche.
                    Included standard accommodation and  meals (Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner), Tea/Coffee

                      This is the day you are waiting for! Today we shall be heading for the Everest Base Camp as the destination. Be careful of the acute mountain sickness in this altitude and trek accordingly. The trek from Lobuche begins early in the morning after breakfast. We reach Gorakshep after trekking over the lateral moraines of the Khumbu Glacier past the Italian research center, the rocky paths, cautiously avoiding the ice pinnacles and occasional crevasses in the Khumbu region. The trail ascends over the Lobuche Pass and then reaches to the section sandwiched by large glaciers of Changri Nup and Khumbu. Shortly ahead is the awaited Gorakshep, our stoppage for lunch and the place of overnight stay for today. After refreshment, we head for our ultimate destination, the Everest Base Camp. Through the rocky path and on the New Moraine Route, we trek to the base camp. Flooded with the tents and camps of the climbers in the peak season, Everest Base Camp is the destination of the lifetime. The euphoric feeling of being there is beyond words and to be in the lap of the world’s tallest peak is something extraordinary. After capturing the memories of these extraordinary moments, we return back to the Gorakshep. You shall get completely lost in the beauty of the sunset visible from the base camp. Stay overnight in Gorakshep.
                      Included standard accommodation and  meals (Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner), Tea/Coffee

                        Get ready for another beautiful trekking day in the roof of the world as we trek to the Kala Patthar before making a return to the lower altitudes. Before the day breaks, we shall today get ready with our equipment and go for one of the most beautiful sunrises you will ever see. In a straight trek from Gorakshep to this small brown hill dwarfed by the Himalayas, we shall have the close-up view of the mighty Everest. Ideal for photographers, the sight of the Himalayas including Mt, Pumori, Lhotse, Nuptse and Changtse Peaks, the majestic Khumbu Glacier and the south-east face of Everest. Reach for the higher point of this black hill and capture as many memories as you can. After this extraordinary scenery, trek down to Gorakshep for lunch before heading down to Pheriche. We shall descent gradually from Gorakshep, in ups and downs and through the rocky terrain before taking an exit from the vicinity of Everest at Dughla and walking straight to Pheriche. Through the damp valley floor covered with moss, from the alpine vegetation to the sub-alpine vegetation this trek is mostly a downhill walk. Stay overnight in Pheriche.
                        Included standard accommodation and  meals (Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner), Tea/Coffee

                          The return from the vicinity of Everest continues as we depart from the beautiful Periche to the busy hub of Namche Bazaar. In this mostly downhill trek, we now are with the company of the torrential Dudh Koshi River. Our trek will be rather gradual as we won’t want to put much strain on our shaky legs and ankles. In this busy trekking trail, we shall encounter the caravan of fellow trekkers, porters, locals and their pet animals like Yak used for transporting goods; make sure you give way to them. Through the beautiful and dense forests, waterfalls, exciting and sometimes vertiginous suspension bridges festooned with prayer flags, flat and bumpy trails, gompas and monasteries, rural settlements and the culture and traditions practiced there are some of the major highlights of this section of the trek. Water driven prayer wheels, viewpoints of the Himalayas, sights of rare wild animals and strenuous stone steps shall take us to the destination of Namche Bazaar. Explore the busy streets of this ancient trade point and the current tourist hub as you take rest for today in this beautiful village. Stay overnight in Namche Bazaar.
                          Included standard accommodation and  meals (Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner), Tea/Coffee

                            This section of a trek is the last of such trekking in this adventurous journey that climaxed in the base camp of Everest. Descent on a steep trail out of the Namche Bazaar to descent at the riverbed of a confluence of Dudh Koshi and Bhote Koshi River and after crossing over the high suspension bridge, we reach to Monjo where we exit the Sagarmatha National Park. Through the beautiful Benkar and past waterfalls, several suspension bridges, unique, busy and interesting villages including the popular ones such as Phakdng, Ghat, Nurning and Chheplung, Mani walls and prayer wheels, we trek up to the hill town of Namche Bazaar. The beautiful and humongous Himalayas overlooking the entire trail acts as the motivation for trekkers; they find the purpose of trekking in the sight of mountains. After reaching Luka, get yourself relaxed and explore the surrounding areas of the hotel, if you are interested. Stay overnight in Lukla.
                            Included standard accommodation and  meals (Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner), Tea/Coffee

                              Today we shall return to the medieval capital city of Kathmandu after an adventurous stay in the Khumbu (Everest) region. Due to the weather-related disturbances during the day, we shall take on the flight that starts early morning from Lukla. Over the vast landscape, lush hills and valleys, perennial rivers and with the sight of glittering Himalayas, the flight of around 35 minutes bring us back to the civilization of Kathmandu valley. You shall be transferred to the hotel of your stay for the much-deserved rest after enduring a rather strenuous trek in the Khumbu region. Later in the evening, you may stroll around in the streets of Thamel and the surrounding areas. Stay overnight in Kathmandu.
                              Included accommodation on BB in Kathmandu (Hotel moonlight/Kathmandu Guest House/Apsara Boutique hotel)and standard meals (Breakfast )

                                Your Everest Base Camp in the beautiful Khumbu region and to the vicinity of Mount Everest comes to an end today. You may go for some last minute souvenir shopping for your near and dear ones in the native place. Extend your trip if you want to try our other packages in this land of adventure at the foothills of Himalayas. You shall be escorted to the Tribhuvan International Airport at least three hours prior to your flight schedule. Our representative shall assist you with your departure. We hope that the adventure in this land of mysticism has created a strong and positive impression about this nation, enough to bring you back again. Have a safe and happy journey ahead.
                                Included standard meals (Breakfast ) and Tea/Coffee

                                Not satisfied with this regular itinerary? Make your own.

                                Inclusions
                                What's Included
                                •  All airport pick up drop off by private vehicle (for both international and domestic flights)
                                •  Three-night twin/double sharing accommodation on BB at 3-star category hotel in Kathmandu
                                •  Guided sightseeing tours in Kathmandu with private vehicle (entrance fees extra)
                                •  Kathmandu to Lukla to Kathmandu flight with airport departure tax
                                •  National Park entrance fee and Trekkers’ Information Management System( TIMS card)
                                •  A high experience, helpful, knowledgeable, friendly, English-speaking, well-trained, Government license holding guide. Price includes his salary, food, drinks, accommodation, transport, and insurance.
                                •  Two guests to one porter with their insurance, salary, food, accommodation, and equipment
                                •  Your cost includes insurance, wages, food, and lodging for both your guide and porter. We take excellent care of our guides and porters, they are like family to us.
                                •  twin/double sharing best available lodge accommodation during the trek
                                •  Three meals a day; breakfast, lunch, and dinner and tea/coffee during the trekking.
                                •  Snacks of biscuits/peanuts and seasonal fresh fruits dessert during the trek        
                                •  Welcome dinner in an authentic restaurant
                                •  First aid kit
                                •  Trekking Planner’s sleeping bag, down jackets, T-shirt, cap, duffle bags, city and trekking route maps – if necessary.
                                •  Arrangement of emergency evacuation service (should have insurance for emergency evacuation and will be paid by your travel insurance company)
                                •  Oximeter to check your pulse and oxygen saturation and heart rate twice daily during the trek (very useful to check Altitude Mountain Sickness(AMS) symptoms). This helps ensure your trek is in the safest hands possible.
                                •  All applicable government and local taxes per the itinerary
                                •  One-hour complimentary spa/massage in Kathmandu after the trek
                                What's Excluded
                                • Your Nepal Visa fees (should bring small accurate fees in USD and two passport-size photos).
                                • All the International airfare from and to Kathmandu (no need to pay a departure tax for international flights).
                                • Lunch and Dinner in Kathmandu.
                                • Personal travel and health Insurance, Insurance for helicopter evacuation (Helicopter rescue insurance is highly recommended. If you have any problem and you have to be evacuated, without your insurance you have to pay for the helicopter in cash).
                                • In case of extra more nights accommodation, lunch, and dinner in the city due to early arrival and late departure as well as early back/return from mountain/trekking (due to any reason) than the given time period of the itinerary.
                                • Your Personal expenses such as ( laundry, phone calls, bar and beverage bill, boiled or bottled water {it will cost between $1 and $3 a bottle (it gets more expensive towards base camp).}, extra porter.. etc).
                                • Wi-Fi, charging batteries, and hot showers. Wi-Fi is available in some tea houses for $3 to $5 an hour. Hot Showers are also available in a few for around $3 and charging costs about $1.50 an hour.
                                • Entrance fees for the day tours in Kathmandu.
                                • The Tips to the trekking crews and drive.
                                • Extra expenses due to flight delays, strikes, weather conditions, or any event out of our control.
                                Essential Info

                                Suggested Equipment List

                                • Duffel/Rucksack bag/Suitcase (We provide one complimentary Trekking Planner duffel bag that is to be returned after the trip)
                                • Day pack
                                • Trekking shoes
                                • Sports shoes or sandals
                                • Sun Hat/cap
                                • Warm woolen cap
                                • Warm fleece jacket or puffy jacket
                                • Waterproof Gore-Tex layer
                                • Pullover or warm sweeter
                                • Raincoat
                                • 4/5 pairs of good quality socks
                                • Hand gloves
                                • 2/3 pairs of trekking trousers
                                • 3/4 pairs of trekking shirts
                                • 3/4 pairs of underwear (non-cotton preferred)
                                • Sunglasses
                                • Water bottle
                                • 4-season sleeping bag (Optional/we can provide one if you need it. It is to be returned after the trip)
                                •  Flash or Torch light
                                • Camera and batteries
                                FAQs
                                • Based on location, the tea houses vary on their quality and style on this trek. Each of them have communal room downstairs with one or two bed bedrooms above them. You have to share toilet facilities. Some have hot shower facilities but some will have a stand pipe. Tea houses use a burning stove in main communal area. The other rooms are unheated. Tea houses do not have money exchange facilities. We recommend you exchange cash in Kathmandu.

                                  At the lower altitudes there is electricity to charge your electronics. As we go higher tea houses become more basic. Cooler temperatures drain battery life, ensure your batteries last a little longer by putting it inside pocket of your coat during the day or under your pillow at night.

                                • No, as there is enough time to acclimatize while trekking it felt there is no need for them. If someone feels the affects of altitude then there are facilities along the trek at various points and it’s easy to get.

                                • A group will have a group leader or a guide who will lead you on the trek. Porters will be there to carry your baggage packs as well as all camping gear. One porter will carry two trekkers’ bags. The number of supporting staff will depend upon your group size.

                                • At most, 3-4 liters is sufficient. You will be able to refill bottles at lunch time. When you are at high altitude you have to drink more water to alleviate symptoms of altitude.

                                • Yes, trekking poles make you easy to walk over rough or steep terrain. Trekking poles makes your body and leg to move more safely. Furthermore, it will help relieve the stress on your legs. So, we suggest you use them.

                                • Tea houses and other small shops on the way have stores which sell bottled water and other supplies you may desire. There are no any plastic recycling facilities in Nepal, we encourage you to bring chlorine tablets or a filter and use previously boiled water in the tea houses. Please consider not adding to the plastic waste problem in Nepal.

                                • You have to bring iodine tablets with you. Chlorine tablets are widely available. The most effective and commonly used version of chlorine is chlorine dioxide, which is tasteless and odorless. Tablets can be bought cheaply and usually 1 tablet is sufficient to purify 1 liter of water. Neutralizing tablets can also be bought to get rid of the smell and taste of chlorine or iodine. This will need to be done for water obtained using hand pumps or in streams during the trek.

                                • Altitude produces physical changes in the body. The higher you go, more pronounced those changes. If you gain a lot of elevation quickly then you experience dizziness, nausea, headaches, and dehydration, you are probably suffering from altitude sickness. In rare cases this may worsen, so the group leader keeps a close watch on all trekkers. The group leader is trained to recognize Acute Mountain Sickness (AMS). If a trekker shows any signs of AMS they will be evacuated to a lower, safe altitude immediately. To minimize effects of altitude you ascend slowly which allows for safe acclimatization.

                                • It depends on the nature of your illness. If you suddenly feel dizzy or weak, you have to sit or lie down. If you still feel sick, keep a warm and rest until you can get medical help. You will be carried down or evacuated if you do not start to feel better. Although we provide a first aid kit, we advise travelers to take a personal first aid kit too.

                                  In serious cases, you may need helicopter rescue. Our guide will suggest you use it if your condition is very serious. Therefore, helicopter rescue insurance is necessary for every trekker before you come to trek with Trekking Planner.

                                • Yes. The weather is changeable in the Himalaya so you should expect to experience all four seasons in one day. Make sure you have plenty of warm layers which you can shed or add as required. Even in winter, it can be as warm as 19C during the day. The higher the altitude the higher the temperature difference is at night. It can get very cold at night, around -10C in October/November, and around -20C from December to February.

                                • Alcohol is consumed in Nepal. You can buy it in tea houses in the trek. Local alcohol is also available. However, we suggest not to drink alcohol at a high altitude.

                                • Nepal is our home and we believe in minimizing the impact of tourism in our mountains. We do not encourage the use of plastic bottles, littering, or trashing towns or trails. We expect that you uphold those same values. Please dispose of your waste properly in bins provided and try your best not to rely on disposable plastic bottles. Instead, opt to bring your own filtration system with a re-usable water bottle.

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                                  Everest base camp

                                  "Ananta and Indra were our guides on our trek to Everest Base Camp, they were incredible and went out of their way to make us feel comfortable and looked after us when we had altitude sickness. Would definitely request them for a great trip. Dipak was a great organiser and customised our itinerary to suit our needs. Thank you Trekking Planner for everything!"

                                   

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                                  Matt Scott BradleyHong Kong,Mar 10, 2022
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                                  Brilliant service

                                  Just finished the EBC trip with Trekking Planner. Brilliant service from Prajol in Kathmandu who covered my every need with cheerfulness. My guide on the trek, Sudip, was excellent throughout ensuring I made it to Kala Pattar despite a severe headache. He was great fun and was ably supported by Damact (?) as my porter. All in all I really aprecated the service from Dipak and his team and recommend them wholeheartedly.

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                                  Graham HUnited Kingdom,Nov 20, 2019
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