Everest Base Camp Trekking – 14 Days
Everest Base Camp trekking 14 days is one of the most challenging and adventure trekking chains around this planet. Being at the base, highest peak of the world along changing weather condition in mere minutes with giant close view of Mount Everest holding other numerous tall and short snow-capped mountains are the real fabulous attraction of this trekking destination.
This 14 days trekking package up to the base camp of Mount Everest begins with the stunning flight to Lukla from Kathmandu. Developing trek forward offers a close view of many highest mountains including Mount Everest (8,848 m), Mount Lhotse (8,501 m), Mount Cho Oyu (8,153 m), Mount Makalu (8,163 m), Island peak (6, 189 m) and Mount Amadablam (6,856 m). Kalapathar view, stunning glaciers, Sherpa settlements, Sagarmatha national park, pine and rhododendron forests, numerous suspension bridges, former Buddhist Monasteries, ethnic praying stones, flattered praying flags and tea house are an additional offer of Everest base camp trek. After stepping our destination we retrace the same route towards Lukla and fly back to Kathmandu. 5,545 m is the highest elevation point of this trekking destination so our itinerary is designed focusing to acclimatize you gradually which helps to keep you away from altitude sickness.
Day 1: Arrival in Kathmandu (1,300)
The first day, following your arrival hour at Tribhuwan International Airport our company representatives will warmly welcome and receive you and escort you to tourist standard hotel. We also schedule a meeting for briefing, regarding the trek and complete whole office formalities.
Day 2: Fly to Lukla (2,840 m) and trek to Phakding (2,610 m)
The second day following our schedule some hours after having breakfast, we will get transferred to Tribhuwan International airport to catch our domestic flight towards Lukla. After 30 to 35 minute of pleasing flight over the Himalayas, we land on Tenzing Hillary Airport at Lukla and meet our porters with other crew members there. Along with quick packing and arrangements, we develop our short (3 to 4 hours) trek towards Phakding to assist proper acclimatization and for stay overnight.
Day 3: Trek to Namche bazaar (3,440 m)
The third day, holding an aim of stepping Namche Bazaar, triggering our trek forward we leave Phakding. Walking through the east bank of Dudh Koshi River along crossing several suspension bridges and beautiful rhododendron forests lastly, we reach Monjo (gateway of Sagarmatha national park) where you can enjoy tea shops and monasteries. Quitting Monjo, ultimately official permit check post arrives and finishing all the conditions, we start hike towards uphill finally we reach Namche Bazaar for staying the night.
Day 4: Namche bazaar: (acclimatization day)
The fourth day is separated for acclimatization day because acclimatizing before ascending height is very essential. As we are on high increasing elevation more than 3,000 m, we need proper acclimatization for that we don’t develop our journey this day. We don’t develop our trek doesn’t sense that we stay idol but we stay operating and this day we plan to explore nearby villages, visit the museum, national parks and enjoy on internet free cafes on beyond time.
Day 5: Trek to Tengboche (3,867 m)
The fifth day after having breakfast, our generated trek passing through zigzag trails, memorial stupas, Rhododendron and pine forests, suspension bridges over Dudh Koshi River and many settlements, which takes us to Kyangjumg. Following the trek forward through short and long mini walls viewing many snowcapped mountains and rare flora and fauna, offers most beautiful location of Everest region, Tengboche. After steeping Tengboche, we sight ancient Tengboche monastery (oldest Khumbu region monastery) and night will be spent at a lodge in Tengboche.
Day 6: Trek to Dingboche (4,358 m)
The sixth day after having hot breakfast at the hotel, we trek following stone steps and hike down to cross over Imja Khola. Crossing many flat trails, bridges, yak herds, alpine meadows and catching west bank of Imja River, we climb for a short time to reach Dingboche. Stone walls, magnificent chortens, steep climbs and many eyes catching views are ofference of winning Dingboche. The extra time will be sent exploring the attractions of the villages and views of mountains along sixth night will be spent at the lodge in Dingboche.
Day 7: Dingboche: (acclimatization day)
Seventh-day is a second separated day for acclimatization because we are already above the height of 4,000 m so we need proper acclimatization. This day we explore Dingboche valley or hike up to Chhukung towards the island peak and sight many well known and famous peaks. This evening time, we prepare our muscles and relax to hike the remaining distance and night will be spent in the same lodge in Dingboche.
Day 8: Trek to Lobuche (4,928 m)
The eighth day, after having delicious breakfast at Dingboche, we develop our trek towards Palrung Kharka crossing Dusa to reach Dungla. On the further way, we cross many suspension bridges across roaring stream, memorial stupas, Different Lakes, Wooden bridges, and mountains. After reaching Dungla, we head gently upward towards crossing Khumbu Glacier to reach Lobuche. This day is a stunning day to sight large glacier and steps of Khumbu region.
Day 9: Trek to Everest Base Camp (5,320 m) and Gokarshep (5,160 m)
The ninth day is the day to step on the final desired destination point passing pyramid sign. After short breakfast we head forward leaving Lobuche, targeting towards Everest base camp. We pass many Glaciers, passes, and pyramid to reach Gokarshep and have a Lunch there. Along following the route, walking through rocky trail and glaciers finally we step Everest base camp. Nearly small ascend offers 360 views of tall mountains from the top which is amazing. After spending some hours of time to capture the moments, we come down to Gokarshep to stay and spent the night.
Day 10: Trek to Kala Pathar (5,550 m) and Pheriche (4,358 m)
On the tenth day from Gokarshep, we start our hike upward to Kalapathar early morning before sunrays hit the mountains. After walking some hours leaving Gokarshep we reach to the famous viewpoint of Kalapathar and sight the amazing view of Kalapathar being changed by the morning direct sunlight. More great views of famous and tall mountains are offered from the viewpoint of Kalapathar. After having some shots and amazing views throughout us, hike back to Gokarshep and continue towards Pheriche for the night.
Day 11: Trek to Namche Bazaar (3,440 m)
The eleventh day leaving Pheriche early morning after sweet breakfast, the trial is quite easy downhill till Pangboche. After reaching Pangboche down to Imja khola crossing lush forests along crossing the bridge and little distance climbing offers Tengboche. Developing our walk continuously forward crossing many mini walls, monuments, stupas and praying flags we reach Namche Bazaar and waste our evening time enjoying Sherpa cultural dance and music with tasty Sherpa dishes.
Day 12: Trek to Lukla (2,652m)
On twelfth day after having early morning breakfast, we follow our trek back catching the same route that we had developed before. We drop down to cross the bridge across Dudh Koshi River and a little distance walk offers Monjo. Finishing some formulations on same pass point we descend to Phakding crossing other settlements. Following the trail crossing same Lush forests and rivers expanding lifestyle of Sherpa settlement and terraced field will finally offer you Lukla. This is also the last night to spend on the Himalayas.
Day 13: Kathmandu (1,300 m)
On the thirteenth day is last day on Khumbu region so we return back to Kathmandu catching morning flight. Guide manages all the formalities for your flight and hires porters for your bag and luggage. Half an hour after catching a scenic flight over the mountains, we land on Tribhuwan International Airport (Kathmandu). Our private vehicle will be there to pick you up and escort towards the fine hotel. On evening hour, we host a dinner in popular Nepalese restaurant where you can enjoy Nepali cultural dance and music along.
Day 14: Departure
Last day of trekking, you can visit around Kathmandu valley for having fun and collect some memories or go for a shopping before the flight time. Our company’s private vehicle will take you to airport focusing your flight time for your final departure and our representative wishes for your safe journey with respects and greetings at the airport.
- Warm Clothes, windproof jackets, thermal wear, warm socks, scarf and woolen cap.
- Proper hiking boots, running comfortable shoes and a pair of flip-flops.
- T-shirts and hiking shorts
- Backpack and backpack cover (against rain and dust)
- Head torch, or small torch, plus spare batteries.
- A small light weight and quick drying towel.
- Water bottle and water purification tables
- Water purification tables or a water filter
- Sleeping bag and silk liner
- Some Diamox pills against potential altitude sickness (if going beyond 4,000 m elevations)
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All visitors are required to arrange a visa in order to enter Nepal. A Nepalese visa can be easily obtained upon arrival on arrival in Kathmandu at the airport or Nepalese embassy abroad. But nationals from Afghanistan, Iraq, Cameroon, Ghana, Somalia, Swaziland, Palestine, Zimbabwe, Nigeria, Ethiopia and Liberia cannot secure the Nepalese Visa upon arrival. The Visa can also be secured at entry point at Nepalese borders. A valid passport for at least six months, recent digital photo (size: 1.5" x 1.5") will be required and you can obtain visas for Nepal from the Nepalese Consulate in your country or up on arrival in Kathmandu Airport. Nepalese visas cost USD 25 for 15 days and USD 40 for 30 days till date.
Some of the required official documents are your valid passport, 4 extra passport sized photographs (for trekking permits), travel insurance, airline tickets and luggage tags. Visas can be obtained upon entry into Nepal.
Weather in the mountains is pretty difficult to predict. Nights are generally cooler and days are warm. Months of winter (January and February) are bit colder but the days can be quite beautiful and warm if the sun is out. It snows during the month of January, February and December in Himalayan areas.
Best time to travel
Nepal offers diversified geographical regions and so as the climatic condition differs from the Himalayas to the plains. The climate varies as per the season. Nepal generally offers 4 seasons amongst which autumn and spring are the two most favorable ones for visiting Nepal. It is always wise to know about the weather and climatic condition of the place you visit. The best time to travel really depends on your destination, activities and season of travel. Our destination specialists will recommend certain travel times after learning more about your preferences. The favorable months for trekking and climbing are usually September – November, and February – April. The monsoon season is June – August.
Even though the physical fitness plays an important role in trekking you don’t have to be super athletes or a marathon runner to trek in Nepal. Many people of good fitness for their age can complete the trek. You can prepare yourself before hand by doing some yoga which will prepare you in your breathing as you will be going to the higher altitude. Running or hiking to hills, going for a long walk will also help you. And if you live in urban area running in the stairs of a tall building will also work better in keeping you fit for trekking. All though these preparations aren’t strictly compulsory, you can do well even when the preparations you do aren’t rigorous like that of some ultra-athletic person. Do these things in moderate pace for two months or even less. And you are set to complete any trekking to Nepal.
Doing the insurance while trekking is Nepal is not compulsory but will surely help you a lot if you do one, as it covers any comprehensive expenses possible to acquire due to medical issues or accidents. Your travel insurance must protect air ambulance, treatment charge, rescue and evacuation, product cancellation and refundable charges, flight delay and cancellations. We suggest you to bring you travel insurance certificate or send us scan copy and it must be issued from your home land. We do not arrange or sell insurance so you can find your local travel insurance for this.
Vaccination for Nepal
All travelers should consult with their physician or update on vaccination requirements before travel. (Your doctor or health-care provider will determine what you will need, depending on factors such as your health and immunization history, areas of the country you will be visiting, and planned activities) For traveling to Nepal; we recommend you to take a vaccination of Polio, Tetanus, Typhoid, Hepatitis A, Hepatitis B, Rabies etc, it is not really must but recommended.
While you chose which trip you wanted to go with, contact us to our head office Thamel Marg, Kathmandu Nepal by email or phone, email is more easy and clear options, as soon as we get your email or call we will process for your booking. We need 20% booking amount to confirm your booking, the payment can be made through the Bank transfer, Credit card payment (Master/Visa card) or through online money transfers also Money Gram, Western Unions or others. After we get the 20% amount we will confirm your booking and you will get the official booking and payment receipt. The final balance for the tour will be paid upon arrival in Kathmandu.
- Do proper research about the company that you are planning to trek with and make sure they are legally registered travel agency.
- You should be well acquainted about the travel health and travel insurance before travelling.
- Have idea about the climate, geography, temperature and environment of Nepal before starting your trip.
- Using credit cards instead of cash is a wiser idea.
- Majority of the Nepalese people are nicer but there are few scammers you will come meet on your way and need to avoid them, for example ‘holy men’ who will try to plant a tika (a red paste denoting a blessing) on your forehead demanding a payment for it on streets.
- Be careful while buying the medicinal herbs as some may be illegal for you t take home and also be aware of duplicate products.
- Never get yourself involve in doing drugs, trafficking and sexual relations with children as there is a strict rules for these cases and might get yourself into a big problem.
- Take copies of your passport, visa, air ticket and trekking permits and keep them separately from the originals.
- Prepare yourself for altitude sickness and be familiar with its symptoms so that you can follow the guidelines for safe acclimatization.
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