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Everest Base Camp Trek - 14 days

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USD $ 1,299 per person
Duration
14 days
Max. Elevation
5545.00m
Group size
2+
Level
MODERATE
Transportation
Private vehicles and domestic flight (KTM-Lukla-KTM)
Best Season
March-June and September- December
Accomodation
3 Star Hotel in Kathmandu and Lodge/Guest House during the trekking
Meals
Breakfast basis in city and Full Board (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner) during the trek
Starts at
Kathmandu
Ends at
Kathmandu
Trip Route
Kathmandu-Lukla-Phakding-Namche Bazaar-Tengboche-Dingboche-Lobuche-Gorakshep-Everest Base Camp-Kala patthar-Pheriche-Namche bazaar-Lukla-Kathmandu

Highlights

    • A thrilling early morning flight from Kathmandu to Lukla Airport high in the Himalayan mountains.
    • Trek to the base of Mt. Everest, the highest peak in the world.
    • Enjoy splendid views of Mount. Everest, Khumbu Glacier, and Khumbu Icefall.
    • Experience the unchanged age-old culture and the lifestyle of the Sherpa people.
    • Walk through dense forest and lush vegetation of the region including giant rhododendron trees.
    • Behold the mesmerizing views of the beautiful sunrise from Kalapatthar.
    • Feel spiritually close as you stand in front of Tengboche monastery, the largest Buddhist monastery in the Everest region.
    • Visit the world-famous Sagarmatha National Park, listed by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site.

    AN ADVANTAGE OF BOOKING 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, 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.

    WHY TRAVEL WITH NEPAL TREKKING PLANNER

    • Local experts plan your itinerary
    • Friendly and fast customer service
    • Personal care and attention
    • Your safety is our number one priority
    • We speak several languages (English, French, Spanish and Chinese)
    • Award-winning company with rave reviews
    • As a courtesy, Trekking Planner informs your country’s embassy that you are traveling with us. In the event of an emergency, your embassy will be able to reach you quickly.
    • We have extensive experience and local knowledge
    • We are always available 24/7 with on-ground support in Nepal
    • We cater to every budget
    • No booking fees and Hassle-Free Booking
    • We accept last minute booking
    • We care about local welfare and take care of our guides and porters
    • We use local guides and porters for your trip

Trip Introduction: 14 Days Short Everest Base Camp Trek

Short Everest Base Camp Trek 2022/2023 With Low-Cost Guarantee-Ideal, Classic, Historical Trekking in Nepal 

For decades Mount Everest has captivated the imagination of the human race with its sheer presence. People from all around the globe travel each year to experience the Everest Base Camp Trek. The allure and its rich legacy are beyond explanation. It is every trekker’s ultimate dream to undertake the most beautiful trek in the world. The 14-day Everest Base Camp Trek is exclusively designed for those adventure seekers who want to experience the mysteries of Everest within a limited time frame. The short Everest base camp trek is not very difficult but requires a great deal of patience and determination to complete it. Every twist and turn on the trail gives you something different and amazing to see. The thrills, challenges, and adventure are priceless.

Want to make long-lasting memories by walking the same path as the legends did? Then join Trekking Planner’s exclusively designed tailor-made flexible itineraries and make history.

Where Does the 14-Day Short Everest Base Camp Trek Start? What Should I Expect?

This exclusive highly rated Everest Base Camp Trek of 14 days both starts and ends in Kathmandu. Initially, a guided and informative pre-trip discussion in Kathmandu is held followed by your trans-Himalayan flight to Lukla, the starting point of the trek. These 14 days involve a daily walk in and around the Gumbas/Monastery, prayer flags, bountiful forest, and mesmerizing high snowy peaks. At dusk, the time is meant for regrouping in local tea houses and experiencing warm hospitality and delicious local cuisine. Acute mountain sickness is inevitable more often than not hence our 14-day short Everest Base Camp Trekking itinerary is designed to minimize this risk. Acclimatization is the key to success in this region.

We generally acclimatize at Namche Bazaar. This bustling highland town is great to explore followed by a short hike to Khumjung for getting a closer look at the Sherpa culture and its age-old traditions. Next, we move on to the higher village of Tengboche and explore the monastery nestled in the mountains with a backdrop of Ama Dablam. Then, we continue as far as Pengboche and Dingboche. Here you will find that the temperature drops quite fast and tree line ends here, overlapped by an alpine zone, followed by a mix of rock and snowy terrains. Later spending a night at Lobuche is required, for the next morning, we hike to the highest human settlement at Gorakshep. This is a place for refueling and getting ready for covering a distance towards the glacier that leads to the Base Camp. Admiring the glacial Khumbu Ice Fall and jagged peaks from Base Camp is breathtaking. This area is also known for Kalapatthar, an excellent vantage point to greet the first rays of the morning sun. From the summit of Kalapathar, you will also have an uninterrupted view of Mount Everest peaks and other surrounding high peaks. Finally heading back downhill we will take alternative routes and stay in various villages on our way back to Lukla. 

The Best Seasons For Short Everest Base Camp Trek:

Generally, from Mid-September to Mid-December in autumn and from March to May during the spring seasons are the best time of the year for Everest Base Camp Trek. During this time of the year, the weather remains clear and stable giving you the best opportunity for great views. However, the nights tend to be very cold, especially at the higher elevations and it is advisable and highly recommended to carry a sleeping bag for keeping you warm and cozy throughout the trek. The winter months of December to February and the summer months of June and July have more weather-related risks.

How difficult is the Short Everest Base Camp 14-Days Trek? Can I make it?

The Short Everest Base Camp Trek of 14 days is for everyone; it can be achieved with a bit of good preparation and self-determination. The best part of this trek is that you do not need any kind of hard-core technical skills. The only thing needed is the endurance capacity to basically walk for long hours that involves lots of up and down climbs.

The factor that makes it really difficult is its altitude. This sometimes can lead to acute mountain sickness on the trekking trail. Hence acclimatizing your body properly is the key before making the next attempt at an altitude. Also stay hydrated and walk at a gradual pace. But with proper rest and slow pace, the distance can be covered with relative ease safely. And your Trekking Planner guide will be there to assist you every step of the way.

Optional Activities in Kathmandu Before or After your Everest Base Camp 14-Day Trek  

We offer many options to choose from during your time in Kathmandu within the scheduled time frame. These opportunities allow you to experience the traditional way of life and age-old culture. Your options include visiting Kathmandu city tours,  an old-age home, ethnic cooking classes, attending a yoga session, visiting an orphanage or a community school. These exciting options will give you a different perspective and a wonderful experience while visiting Nepal.

Outline Itinerary- 14 Days Everest Base Camp Trek

Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu and trip preparation, 1,350m/4,429ft
Day 02: Fly to Lukla, 35 min flight and trek to Phakding, 2,830m/9,187ft, 3-4 hrs walk 
Day 03: Trek from Phakding to Namche Bazaar, 3,438m/11,280ft, 5-6 hrs walk 
Day 04: Acclimatization Day in Namche Bazaar, 3,438m/11,280ft
Day 05: Trek from Namche Bazaar to Tengboche, 3,870m/12,697ft, 5-6 hrs walk
Day 06: Trek from Tengboche to Dingboche, 4,360m/14,305ft, 5-6 hrs walk
Day 07: Dingboche, Acclimatization, 4,360m/14,305ft
Day 08: Trek from Dingboche to Lobuche, 4,940m/16,208ft, 5-6 hrs walk
Day 09: Trek from Lobuche to Gorak Shep , visit Everest Base Camp, 5,364m/17,599ft, 6-7 hrs walk
Day 10: Trek from Gorak Shep to Kala Patthar to Pheriche, 5,545m/18,193ft, 7-8 hrs walk
Day 11: Trek from Pheriche to Namche Bazaar, 3,438m/11,280ft, 6-7 hrs walk
Day 12: Trek from Namche Bazaar to Lukla, 2,800m/9,187ft, 6-7 hrs
Day 13: Fly to Kathmandu, 1,350m/4,429ft, 35 min flight
Day 14: Final departure 


Important Note

  • Trip departures are available every day of the year.
  • This trip is fully customizable. We can customize the trip 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 with your family.
  • Have a big group? We can accommodate all of your needs.
  • We can help you make it fit your budget.
  • We accept instant bookings and online payment

14 days Short Base Camp trek Itinerary Disclaimer:

The 14-Day short Everest Base Camp Trek itinerary above is the standard Itinerary.  the schedule can be adjusted to shorter or longer walks each day as per your physical fitness, and some designated overnight stops can change, due to available rooms and other circumstances.

We will follow the itinerary and if its needs to be changed due to inclement weather, landslides, or participant difficulties requiring more days, our leader and head guides will make the best decision for the safety of the participants under the full authority of Trekking Planner Nepal.

Climate and Weather- Everest Base Camp trekking:

Himalayan climate can be unpredictable sometimes even in the best seasons. April and May to the first week of June will be the best time during the spring when days are longer with abundant sunlight hours.

Morning and nighttime as well in shade can be cold with freezing temperatures in areas higher than 3,000 meters.

In the fall, from  September to November is another great time for treks around Kanchenjunga base camp and other areas of Himalaya, Days are generally clear with views great views and it is a good time to summit the top of the peak, although it is much colder in the autumn season with extreme cold during mornings and night time, where daylight is much shorter.

Everest base camp area-Local Culture and Religion:

Sherpa are the natives of Everest and other higher Himalayan regions, the word “Sherpa” comes from the Tibetan language. Sher means east and Pa means people, where Sherpa migrated to the high Himalayas of Nepal around Mid-East and Far Eastern Himalaya range from Eastern parts of Tibet.
Going back more than 400 years of history, the Sherpa have been farmers and have been herding livestock such as cows and yaks. Interwoven are their strong Buddhist religion and fascinating cultures that you can witness walking around the villages on your trek.

In every Sherpa village, one can find a monastery, some more than 500 years old like the “monastery of Thame and Pangboche villages”. The famous monastery of Thyangboche was much older but was destroyed by fire in 1991 and was rebuilt to its original design since then.

As you walk from one village to another, you will come across many prayer walls and religious monuments of Stupas (dome), with rows of spinning prayer wheels. All of this adds to the authentic cultural experience of your journey.

Sherpa men were the earliest pioneers of mountain trekking guides and still many visitors each year.

14 Days Everest Base Camp Trek-Travel Insurance:

Trekking Planner Nepal strongly advises and recommends all clients to purchase Travel as well as Medical Insurance for unforeseen circumstances that might arise during their Himalayan holidays. Travel & Medical Insurance can be obtained through World Nomads Travel Insurance for your upcoming holiday in Nepal Himalayan destinations.

All our hikes, trekking, and tour programs with itineraries where accommodation are set with respective Hotels / Lodge / Home Stay, Guest House and Resorts as well as camping in some remote areas are as per the set program itinerary. However, some days could be longer or shorter depending upon the fitness of the clients, availability of vehicles on time, flight delays, cancellations, unfavorable weather, and roads or trail conditions. Trekking Planner requests Clients acquire Travel and Medical Insurance upon booking. This is required for all tours and treks. Insurance 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 to cover for baggage.

In certain extreme situations, your selected tour destination may differ from the program itineraries. In rare cases, we might even have to reroute or cancel the trip due to political issues, riots, bad weather, damaged roads, poor trail conditions, or porter's situation and condition. The company has the right to cancel the trip due to unavoidable conditions that are 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 and we will try our best to adjust the itinerary for the trip to the best of our ability for your convenience.

About Altitude Sickness of Everest base camp trek

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.

Washing and Toilet facilities on Everest base camp trek:

All guest houses offer hot showers, which can be a shower stall or a bucket of hot water. Please note that at high altitudes there may not be enough hot water for all the trekkers. Limit the use of hot water unless the water is solar heated for ecological reasons. Every lodge has some kind of washing facility but you must carry a bar of soap. If the water is frozen simply ask your guide to get a bowl of warm water for you.

Toilets are mainly Asian-style squat toilets. Toilets are outside of your room. You are in the mountains: Cleanliness will vary. You should not throw toilet paper in the toilet. Instead, use a rubbish bin that is kept inside the toilet room.

Trip Itinerary

You will arrive at the Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu. Our airport representative will greet you once you clear your immigration process outside the terminal building. He/she will then escort you safely to your destination hotel room. Once there you will have plenty of free time to rest and relax. Later you will be introduced to your trek leader; and he will brief you about the actual trekking plans, roadmaps and check your gear to be sure you have everything required to get the trek underway. Once all your equipment and clothing are checked and we are sure you are well equipped for the journey, we meet for a welcome dinner with the whole group. Then you will spend an overnight in Kathmandu.

Included accommodation in Kathmandu (Hotel moonlight/Kathmandu Guest House/Apsara Boutique hotel)and standard meals (welcome Dinner)

After a good night’s rest; in the morning after having a wholesome breakfast, we drive to the domestic airport for a scenic flight to Lukla. At Lukla you will be meeting the local porters with whom you will resume your trekking adventure all along the Dudh Koshi River:  Following the trail we reach Cheplung (2,700m) and then to a place called Ghat (2,530m). From here an hour’s walk reaches us to the small settlement at Phakding. Overnight in a guest house at Phakding

Included standard accommodation and  meals (Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner), Tea/Coffee

After a quick morning breakfast, we begin our walk through a pine forest and move all along the trail north that takes us to the Benkar valley. We then make a cross at Dudh Koshi River and pass Chumoa and Monjo villages also known as the gateway to the Everest National Park. We then cross suspension bridge before Jorsale village and walk alongside the Dudh Koshi and Bhote Koshi Rivers. Beyond this a steep climb awaits us before we reach Namche Bazaa. This is by far one of the largest Sherpa inhabited towns in the Everest region. Overnight in Namche Bazaar

Included standard accommodation and  meals (Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner), Tea/Coffee

Today is meant for laid back exploration and rest at Namche Bazaar. This is one of the renowned important towns of the Everest or Khumbu region. This town is a mini world in itself. It has governmental offices, to ATMs, internet cafes, shops, restaurants and a vibrant market. 

You have the choice of spending your time here or hike up to the Sagarmatha National Park for getting the first glimpse of sunrise. The panoramic views of Himalayas including Mt. Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse and Ama Dablam, Thamserku, Kongde and so on is rewarding. 

If you are looking for more than a hike to the Khumjung Village is an ideal option to get a closer looks at the Sherpa culture and tradition than Namche. We will also pay a visit to the Hillary School and a monastery which comprises of a scalp known to be of yeti and abominable snowman. Overnight in Namche Bazaar

Included standard accommodation and  meals (Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner), Tea/Coffee


From Namche we start trekking and reach Phunki which is an easy and pleasant walk. We then make an ideal ascend for reaching as far as Tengboche village. This village is known for its world class Tengboche Monastery – the largest monastery of Everest region. The monastery is lapped against the backdrop of Mt. Ama Dablam and offers the best view of Himalayas including Mt. Everest, Nuptse, Lhotse and Thamserku. Overnight in Tengboche

Included standard accommodation and  meals (Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner), Tea/Coffee

The day begins with an ideal descend and also a long walk through to the forested route of birch, confer and rhododendron trees. As we move on we will be greeted by the best view of Mt. Everest, Lhotse and Ama Dablam. 

We then walk downhill to Debuche and cross the Imja Khola River to reach as far as Pangboche. Taking the upper Pangboche trail and observing the magnificent Himalayan vistas we reach Pangboche Monastery. 

Taking the route that follows the Imja Valley and Lobuche River we make an climb towards Dingboche. Dingboche is a small yet scenic village decorated with beautiful barley, potato and buckwheat fields. Overnight in Dingboche

Included standard accommodation and  meals (Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner), Tea/Coffee

The seventh day of your 14 days Everest Base Camp Short trek is meant for acclimatization and rest. As we have time in our hands we pay a visit to the Dingboche monastery and Hike up to Nangkhartshang Peak. Besides that the panoramic views of Mt. Everest, Amadablam, Lhotse, Tawache, Nuptse, Kwangde etc at a striking distance makes it eventful. Stay overnight in guest house.

Included standard accommodation and  meals (Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner), Tea/Coffee

Taking a quick breakfast, we set out on a trail with excellent views written all over it especially the likes of Taboche and Cholatse makes it refreshing. We pass through the yak meadows and then over the wooden bridge and Duglha . Next we make a steep climb almost for an hour up towards the graveled terminal moraine of the Khumbu Glacier.  Here you will find a large group of stone-pine dedicated in the memory of lost climbers and Sherpas during their Everest expedition. From here the awe-inspiring views of Khumbutse, Lingtren and Pumori is more than rewarding.  We than walk along the valley and climb for an hour to reach Lobuche.Overnight in Lobuche

Included standard accommodation and  meals (Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner), Tea/Coffee

Be prepared for a long days walk as we follow the windblown rocky path along the arid Khumbu moraine to the last settlement of Gorak Shep. An ideal stop over for getting fueled up for reaching the world’s highest base camp is understandable. We follow the trail that leads us on to the Khumbu Glacier infamously known for its treacherous icefall is scary yet acceptable. This is the most challenging part of an Everest ascent.  From here we trek back to Gorakshep. Overnight in Gorak Shep

Included standard accommodation and  meals (Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner), Tea/Coffee

There is something special on the trekking menu today as we get up early to brace ourselves with a pre-sunrise glimpse without the cloud cover.  For which we make an uphill climb for 2 – 3 hours with the sight of Kala Patthar in mind (5,545m/18,192ft). This is an excellent vantage point to enjoy the sunrise on the top of world’s highest peak, Mt. Everest. Taking on a fairly steep trail at gradual pace we get a splendid sighting of the tremendous views of the Lingtren, Khumbutse, Mt. Nuptse, Mt Lotse, Ama Dablma, Changtse mountains and many more mountain.  Here we spend some time admiring the sunrise views kissing the adjacent mountain peak is memorable.  Later on we retrace back to Gorak Shep grab our breakfast and then descend down to Pheriche. Overnight in Pheriche

Included standard accommodation and  meals (Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner), Tea/Coffee

Today we leave Pheriche for Namche Bazar.  Following a descending trail that involves various ups and downs with ideal rhododendron and juniper trees on the way we then cross a bridge over the Dudh Koshi River. We climb down rapidly through forested trail where we can discover mountains goats, pheasants and other wild animals and birds. The same trail reaches us to Sansa from where we get the great view of Ama Dablam, Thamserku and Nuptse mountains. An unwinding zigzag trail through forest leads us to the Namche Bazaar. Overnight at Namche Bazaar

Included standard accommodation and  meals (Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner), Tea/Coffee

This is the last day of your 14 Days short Everest Base Camp trekking up into the mountains. After breakfast, we descend down following a trail all along the Dudh Koshi River. We then cross suspension bridges many a times, pass several monasteries and villages on the way before reaching Lukla. After reaching Lukla, we take a much needed rest and indulge in a celebration with our porters for the achievement and success. Overnight in Lukla

Included standard accommodation and  meals (Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner), Tea/Coffee

An early morning rise is on the cards as we will be boarding the Lukla flight back to Kathmandu.  Once in Kathmandu, we will get back to our hotel room. Farewell dinner and overnight in Kathmandu

Included accommodation in Kathmandu (Hotel moonlight/Kathmandu Guest House/Apsara Boutique hotel)and standard meals (Breakfast )

This is the ultimate day of your Everest Base Camp Trek in Nepal. Trekking Planner Nepal’s representative will drive you back to Tribhuvan International Airport safely. You will then board the flight to fly back home carrying memories that will mesmerize your imagination forever. 

Included standard meals (Breakfast ) and Tea/Coffee

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Includes

    • All airport pick up and drop off by private vehicle (for both international and domestic flights)
    • Welcome and farewell dinners in an authentic restaurant
    • 02 night twin/double occupancy deluxe accommodation with breakfast at three star hotel in Kathmandu (Hotel moonlight/Kathmandu Guest House/Apsara Boutique hotel)
    • Kathmandu to Lukla to Kathmandu flight with airport departure tax
    • National Park entrance fee and Trekkers’ Information Management System( TIMS card)
    • A highly experienced, helpful, knowledgeable, friendly, English-speaking, well-trained, Government license holding guide. Price includes his salary, food, drinks, accommodation, transport, and insurance.
    • 02 guest to 01 porter with their insurance, salary, food, accommodation, and equipment
    • Twin/double occupancy best available lodge accommodation in the mountains during trekking
    • Three meals a day; breakfast, lunch and dinner, and tea/coffee while trekking.
    • All applicable government and local taxes per the itinerary

Doesn't Include

    • Your Nepal Visa fees 
    • All the International airfare to and from Kathmandu (no need to pay departure tax for international flights)
    • Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu
    • Personal travel and health Insurance, Insurance for helicopter evacuation
    • In case of extra more nights accommodation, lunch and dinner in 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 itinerary
    • Your Personal expenses such as ( laundry, baggage charge, phone calls, battery recharge, bar and beverage bill, boiled or bottled water, hot and cold shower, extra porter.. etc)
    • Tips to the trekking crews and drivers
    • Extra expenses due to flight delays, strikes, weather conditions, or any event out of our control

Complimentary

    • One-hour complimentary spa/massage in Kathmandu after the trek
    • First aid kit 
    • Trekking Planner’s sleeping bag, down jackets, T-shirt, cap, 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 trek is as safe as possible.

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Ultimately pulled off EBC from the bucket list with an extremely professional and well-organized travel connoisseur Trekking Planner! We took on a 12-day trek package with Trekking Planner and what impressed me most was the professionalism of Dipak Lamichhane and his team. Dipak was very responsive to our queries about the trek and from the moment we arrived at the airport, he was there behind the scenes making our trip as smooth as it could get . Our trekking guide Gyeljan was amazing and would constantly check on our well being and give us tips on how to avoid AMS. Our porters were amazing as well and they made sure we got to EBC in the best condition possible. To add on, Trekking Planner was well connected and often we stayed in guesthouses which exceeded my expectations. Trekking Planner has been a great choice for our trek and deserves the highest praise:) Thanks for the cherishable memories Trekking Planner.

Bethany Pedersen
Australia

wonderful trip to Everest base camp

It wouldn't be an exaggeration to declare that the 14 days short Everest base camp is one of the best treks I have been to that has happened with Trekking Planner Nepal! These people are not only strong in technical, logistical and administrative aspects but they make sure to give you the minute details of the trek. They probably have one of the best facilities making it an utmost thrilling and fruitful experience to an individual. Their expertise in this field and immense regard for mountains make them stand out. Thank you Gyeljan and the entire team working with Trekking Planner for this wonderful experience , more power to you guys. Looking forward to traveling more with you again in future.

Mike
Australia

An experience beyond my wildest dreams

It was an experience beyond my wildest dreams. My guide Ramesh was thoughtful, cheering and helpful during the whole trek. Everything was arranged beyond my expectations. I highly recommend Trekking Planner Nepal for your next trekking adventure. I’ll be back with Trekking Planner Nepal for another 14 days Everest Base Camp Trek in May. Love you guy’s and see you soon.

Keith Fletcher
United Kingdom

Awesome experience! Very flexible and service oriented agency

Breathtaking, stunning, beautiful snow capped mountains, and rivers like no other in the world are what made our Everest Base Camp of 14 days inexplicably profound.The Nepalese people were friendly, Jovial and polite. Gyeljin, our tour guide, was very attentive to our needs and safety. He made my birthday special. When things got tough he offered to carry my backpack.While on the trek he noticed that I wasn’t feeling well, and carried me on his back. He took care of me. Without gyeljin, I would’ve never made it to Base Camp. The porter was with us everyday, and made sure we were safe on the trails. We are very grateful to the Trekking planners team and their team of ever helpful porters for making our trek memorable.

Norman
United Kingdom
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Frequently Asked Questions

There are plenty of ways of reaching the Everest Base Camp. It ranges from a brisk luxury heli tour of 1 day, to a shortened 5 days, 12 days, and 14 days to the maximum of 28 days. The onus is on you to pick anyone of these which best suits your time and purpose. Trekking Planner has one of the best tailor made flexible itineraries that allows you to enjoy the beautiful panorama in and around the Base Camp trekking circuit. 


The altitude of Everest Base Camp reaches up to 5,364 meters / 17,598 feet on the South Face. The ascent to Everest Base Camp via south begins with a trek from Lukla through Namche Bazaar. Trekkers usually fly to Lukla and then begin their trek.

The Everest Base Camp trekking trail region is located in the Solukhumbu district in Nepal. It is within the Everest region.

The shortest and the best itinerary for Everest Base Camp is the Everest Base Camp 12 days trek. Besides that if you are really cramped up for then a helicopter tour is the best one to  get a bird's eye view of the region. Getting to step down in the base camp in just 4 hours of flight by helicopter is rewarding. The other option you have is to trek all the way to Gorakshep and take a helicopter ride from there and back to Lukla or Kathmandu.

No, you will not need crampons for Everest Base Camp trek. You will just need good quality hiking boots and hiking poles for extra support and stability. If you are on a trek during the early spring months of January or February, you might need crampons depending on the intensity of the snowfall in that vicinity.

While trekking to the Everest Base Camp, we will spend nights at local tea houses and lodges. The accommodations generally are based on twin sharing. Single rooms can also be made available but it for that you will have to pay an extra $200 which is much more expensive. However in some places, single accommodations are not allowed because of less space.

During the entire trek journey, you get to enjoy authentic national and international foods and cuisines. It can be Tibetan, continental, Italian, and Indian. Trying out traditional Nepalese ethnic foods are mind-blowing for your taste buds just for a difference. You can also enjoy other foods like hot chocolates, drinks of different varieties and slices of bread and snacks. Breakfasts and dinner will be served on the same hotel/tea houses where you spend the night, according to the menu. Lunch will be served on the way where ever it remains suitable. Finally welcome and farewell dinner will be served in Kathmandu in full Nepali style.

Yes, with Trekking Planner one always has flexible options of all kinds of adventure seekers. Luxury is one thing that people always vouch out for more often than not. For luxury trek seekers we have a specially designed package Everest base camp luxury lodge trekking’ which provides overall best food and accommodation facilities. This kind of trekking, gives you the opportunity to enjoy the natural majestic environment with great pleasure and ease. To get more details and information, you can check our package Everest Base Camp Luxury Lodge Trekking.

We have plenty of choices for Everest base camp trekking. It can be done both individually and in a group. For a group trek, you first need to make a group. You can make your own group from your country involving your friends, family, relatives and other known people. Once decided let us know and inform us about that so that we can give you the best possible services according to that. If somehow you are not able to form your own group then, you can simply contact us and we will place you in the group with others.


Yes, you can however conditions do apply. For instance if you cancel the trip in 60 days remaining for the trip, your full amount will be refunded. If you cancel the trip in the 30 days remaining for the trip, 25% of full amount will the refunded

But if you cancel the trekking trip in a week or less, your money will not be refunded as per the companies’ policy.

Clothes and gears are always vital and hold a thin line between success and failure. So, it is very important to pack the bags with needed stuff. Some major clothes and gears needed are trekking poles, socks, shoes, boots, gloves, hats and scarfs, and so forth. For further information, you can check our Suggested Equipment Checklist for information in details.

The best seasons to trek to Everest are February, March, April, May, September, October, and November. In these months the weather remains clear with familiar blue skies. You can get uninterrupted panoramic views at a stretch of few metres at each twist and turns. You get to encounter exotic flora and fauna along with vast and unpredictable landscapes and ecosystems. Besides that you can also have the best snowy experience as there are chances of snowfall too for you to observer if luck is on your side.

The slated months of June, July, and August, are the monsoon season. So, the rainfall can hinder your trekking plans. Also the paths are slippery and less relevant for hiking as there are high chances of falling apart. You can go for trek in this season in the Everest but it comes with unwanted and unseen risks. Therefore we ideally don't recommend it for trekking in the monsoon seasons. However if want to try something different and out of the box at your own calculated risk and confidence then we don’t mind taking you on a trek.

We have it all covered if in case you get sick in the middle of the trek our guides and helpers will be there to assist you. They are well experienced and trained to take different kinds of precautions and safety measures in this kind of situation. It is best advised to carry medicine called Diamox and consume it if you get acute mountain sickness issues. Also drink lots of water. If your condition doesn’t improve after first aid precautionary measures or if it becomes severe, you will be taken 300m downward from your current position. From there, you can trek again in substitute time according to the rate of your body recovery and the confidence.

This solely depends upon your choice as doing the Everest Base Camp Trek is always an expensive affair. You will need approximately 25$ to 30$ per day for lodging, food, and other accommodation/facilities. If you want to try something different then you have to spend it out of your own pocket.


For your convenience and managing your cost the best is to hire a guide cum porter. If you are with him/her you can enjoy the trek efficiently and your cost will also be minimal. S/he will show you the path as well as aid you in carrying your heavy stuff.

Yes, you can do it. It is always wise to train and tone your body before you make it to the Everest Base Camp Trekking. This will help you to work out on your stamina and physical endurance capacity. You can also take part in the hiking and walking programs on a weekly basis, in order to increase your walking speed and make you used to it.

This is a spur of a moment casualty unpredictable uncertain and unseen if it occurs. We as a trekking planner outfit always have it at the back of our mind and have our preparations in place. If any kind of emergency occurs, the rescue team is called as they are always ready to go. Helicopter rescue service is also provided to prevent immediate damage.

Yes, you surely can. But we need prior information in details so that we could manage the itinerary as per your requirement. 

To go around the entire cities places of interest in Kathmandu is not possible if you are on a scheduled trekking journey in a limited time frame or in a single day.  But yes we take you to the main places like Pashupatinath Temple, Boudhanath stupa , and Swayambhunath temples, and a few others. For exploring the valleys that are beyond the city limits and countryside, you need to plan your trip to Nepal in such a way that you could have spare days in Nepal. 

Ironically this is one thing which we cannot guarantee you. It is not certain or a compulsion that you will find the toilet in every place that you trek on. So you need to be ready to hide behind large rocks and continue. But in the places where toilets are found, you can use them well. It is better to carry urinal bottles with you for your convenience and safety.

The Everest Base Camp Trek can be done from a minimum of 1 person to a maximum whichever the number of people. The maximum number of people is estimated to be 20 people. But for us we always try to keep the group a bit small. The advantage is that you can enjoy the trek with relative ease and comfort. 

Yes, cell phone networks can be found on the trail of Everest Base Camp trek by making use of NCell or NTC networks. However, in certain areas, there may be no coverage at all.

During your trek on Everest region electricity is available to recharge your phones, laptop, iPads from micro-hydropower and solar panels on a paying basis. As for Wi-Fi, you do get it on your trekking trail journey till Namche. The only two places offering free Wi-Fi are Starbucks coffee in Lukla and Everest Bakery in Namche. Besides that at other places, you need to pay for using internet services, and variation in rates does apply as per the altitude and region.

Under normal circumstances yes, once you book your trips with us it’s more often than not guaranteed. Even if other trekkers cancel the trek with us we still put you on the trip. Trekking Planner and its name is a guarantee in itself. We are a tailor-made outfit as the numbers never ever hinder our trekking operations. We have solutions for every problem and are committed in providing you with a hassle and stress free holidays of your choice. However situations which are out of control such as a political riot, natural disaster, pandemic, epidemic or weather catastrophes, then it might be cancelled in the worst case. Other than that our trips are 100% guaranteed and always on time.

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