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    Everest Base Camp Trekking 16 Days

    Everest Base Camp Trekking

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    • Destination
      Nepal
    • Durations
      16 days
    • Trip Difficulty
      Moderate
    • Activities
      Adventure Trekking
    • Accommodation
      Tea House
    • Meals
      Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
    • Vehicle
      Private Transport
    • Max. People
      10

    Highlights

    • An adventure, trekking in Nepal holidays of two weeks with glorious times around roof of the world.
    • High and magnificent Khumbu Valley with awesome views of world highest peaks.
    • Enjoy scenic and exciting walks to the base and on the foot of Mt. Everest.
    • Journey of great thrill and high altitude experience along with lovely local culture.
    • Walk from serene woodland to barren wilderness of moraine, ice and glaciers.
    • Adventure within Sagarmatha National Park listed in World Heritage Sites.

    Everest Base Camp Trekking 16 days

    Why 16-day Everest Base Camp Trek?
    ‘Enjoy fabulous times and scenic moments on a walk to world's highest Mt. Everest’

    Everest Base Camp Trek is one of the World’s most famous adventures within two week duration time frame in Nepal. On this trip, the people can join in a  walk that leads you right beneath the world's number one, Mount Everest(you may read our blog: Where is mount Everest located?).

    Mt. Everest towers high at 8,848 m and 29,028 ft straddling the border with Nepal and Tibet / China, the north face in Tibet and the south face in Nepal. Most of the adventures related to Mt. Everest and its neighboring high peaks are more popular from the south side of Nepal.

    The first conquest of Mt. Everest was succeeded on May 29th, 1953, by late legendary mountaineers Tenzing and Hillary. Then it was well exposed to the outside world, and visitors slowly took an interest in this stunning giant peak. Thus, resulting at present, one of the most popular Himalayan adventure destinations.

    The walk begins after reaching the Lukla Airport/ Tenzing Hillary Airport by taking a short and scenic flight of 30 minutes from Kathmandu city. Then heading along the side of Dudh Kosi River through friendly Sherpa villages to enter the Sagarmatha National Park. The park is enriched with exotic flora and fauna added in the list of world heritage sites.

    Now, the journey continues through nice woodland of pines and rhododendron tree lines to reach the famous Namche Bazaar, the Sherpa Capital. It’s a perfect spot and altitude for rest days to get acclimatized before heading to higher elevations.

    Namche Bazaar acts almost like a town with many facilities like banks, shops, stores, and nice hotels and lodges available. It’s also the place where, once a week, a busy, colorful Saturday market takes place, an unusual activity to observe.

    From Namche, our walk leads to the high and scenic Tengboche Monastery. It’s another beautiful spot for excellent views of the mountain panorama with Everest and magnificent Amadablam. The small tour in and around the monastery is another highlight of the trip.

    After Tengboche Monastery, our hike leads into a barren country within the wilderness of high mountains and deep valleys. Then, again the fantastic adventure leads on the foot of Mt. Everest at base camp, close to Khumbu Ice-fall and glaciers.

    After enjoying a wonderful time and experience, the trail leads you to another highlight of the Everest Trek. It takes you to the highest spot of the adventure, above 5,545 m on top of Kalapatthar. This rocky hill rewards you with a stunning panorama of surrounding giant peaks with Everest nearby.

    The amazing Everest adventure completes after exploring Everest base camp and experiencing the high Kalapatthar. It is the place where the returning route begins. It takes you through nice scenic places and rural villages to reach Namche Bazaar and back at Lukla. If you want to know more on Everest Base Camp then learn why Everest Base Camp is worth visiting.

    After completing our memorable and adventurous trek, we take a short panoramic flight to Kathmandu. This way, we conclude our remarkable journey and experience on the world’s highest Everest base camp trekking. However, if you find 16 days a bit long that could tamper with your professional life, we have a relatively shorter trek package- Short Everest Base Camp Trek where you can have the same experience but for a short time.

    Best Time to visit Everest Base Camp

    Nearly all months of the year except the monsoon. Wet months from mid-June to mid-September. The best time of the 16-day Everest base camp trek is from March to May, with clear views till the afternoon. The wildflowers are in bloom with fantastic views of mountains. And a pleasant day with cooler morning and night time.

    Another best time for 16 day Everest Base Camp Trek is October to December. Clear views of peaks with short sunlight days can be freezing cold in the morning and night time. This depends upon the altitude and overnight stop.

    Similar trips you may like:  14 Days Everest Base Camp Trek | Jiri to Everest Base Camp Trekking | Everest Three Passes Trek 

    • Day01

      Arrival in Kathmandu and transfer to hotel.

      On arrival at Kathmandu international airport received by our staff and guide, and then transfer to your hotel in the heart of Kathmandu city around Thamel.

      Thamel an interesting place, after checking into your rooms then join at hotel lobby for group briefing with necessary information regarding the treks.

      Includes welcome dinner(which includes most popular Nepali foods ) in an authentic Nepalese Restaurant to soak in with local culture, where folk musical program entertains you along with dinner.

    • Day02

      City Tour around Kathmandu

      After breakfast, we leave the hotel for a guided tour around world heritage sites in Kathmandu. And, in the afternoon you can take rest and start preparing your things for your 16 day Everest Base camp trek.

    • Day03

      Fly to Lukla 2,830 m and trek to Phakding 2,640 m – 04 hrs.

      After the early morning breakfast, we leave the hotel for flights to Lukla via Kathmandu domestic terminal. After the security check, we board in a small aircraft either Twin Otter or Dornier (could be similar plane) for 30 mins flight to land at Lukla.

      On reaching Lukla after a sweeping short flight, you can enjoy the facing views of Himalayan range of mountains with Mt. Everest. From Lukla walk starts heading down towards Dudh Kosi River to reach at Phakding village for overnight stop, after following through many interesting Sherpa farm villages.

    • Day04

      Trek to Namche Bazaar 3,440 m – 06 hrs.

      The second-day hike follows the river and crossing over bridges to reach Monjo village with views of Tharmarserku and Kongde peaks. Then enter Sagarmatha National Park (Sagarmatha in Nepal with another local name of Sherpa Chomolungma for Everest), from here within serene forested area to cross a high bridge to reach at Namche Bazaar.

      The walk follows on winding ups for few hours with grand views of peaks in clear day Everest can be seen along the treks to Namche.

      On reaching, you get transfer into nice lodge and rest. And, then you can browse around the Street of Namche with many shops and restaurants.

    • Day05

      Rest day at Namche Bazaar for acclimatization and local excursion.

      Namche at the height of 3,440 m is a perfect spot for rest to support acclimatization. Meanwhile, you can take a short excursion to the view point above Namche for glorious panorama. The snowcapped peak includes Kongde, Tharmarserku, Kangtenga with Amadablam and Everest.

      Enjoy a visit to the park museum where you can find full information of Khumbu area and Sherpa culture with mountaineering history. The other options include a sidewalk to Everest View Hotel (the first luxury hotel within Khumbu). And, it’s the place where you can relax with refreshing drinks with views of Mt. Everest and other close peaks.

    • Day06

      Trek to Tengboche Monastery 3,867 m – 05 hrs.

      After pleasant stop at Namche with rest days, morning walk follows on a scenic wide trail with gorgeous views of high snow capped peaks with Everest. Then, the walk leads downhill to Imjatse River in a small place at Phungi-Tenga, possibly lunch destination for the day.

      And then afternoon leads to climb for few hours into deep woods of rhododendron, magnolia, oaks, pines, firs and juniper trees. Then we reach the famous viewpoint of Tengboche(read: All you need to know about Tengboche) and the monastery.

      Nevertheless, Tengboche offers grand vista of surrounding peaks with Everest and close views of Amadablam. Also, with other chains of mountains all around.

      It is the interesting monastery, where once a year great religious events Mani-Rimdu festival is celebrated. It is held in the month of October / November as per Buddhist calendar. And, it’s a colorful festival with monks and priest in various masks dance to wade away evil spirits.

      Also, on this monastery the mountaineers get blessed from the high priest for successful and safe climb to Everest or other adjoining famous peaks.

    • Day07

      Trek to Dingboche 4,260 m – 05hrs.

      After catching morning views of peaks from Tengboche, we start downhill to reach a strong steel bridge where tree lines drops. From here onward, we take a slow climb to Pangboche, the last permanent village on route Everest Base Camp.

      With taking short rest, the walk continues up facing grand close views of Amadablam. Then, the walk nears above into an open exposed area to reach at Dingboche, a nice settlement located at Imjatse valley. It is located at the bottom of Amadablam North Face with views of famous Island peak.

      We take a single overnight stop in this beautiful and scenic surroundings of the Everest region.

    • Day08

      Another rest day at Dingboche for acclimatization and local hike.

      Yet another  rest day at this high terrain is arranged. This another rest day is important to relax as well for acclimatization at Dingboche. Where one can hike further up towards Nakarjung Hill to get best panorama of surrounding peaks and of Imjatse valley.

      Afternoon, enjoy the views in the comfort of nice warm lodge with preparation for next day walks to Lobuche.

    • Day09

      Trek to Lobuche 4,930 m – 05 hrs.

      Now, you feel that the journey is slowly getting close to the destinations. The morning walk starts with short climb to a hill marked with Buddhism monuments and prayer flags. And then, the walk takes you on pleasant uphill path to reach Thugla, where trails from Pheriche and Dingboche joins.

      At Thugla, we take a refreshing break or lunch with super views of Amadablam, Cholatse, Taboche with other giant peaks. Then, from here we climb for an hour to a hill called Thugla pass. And here, you can notice many stone memorials of unfortunate climbers died on Mountains of Khumbu.

      From here, we walk an hour or more on gradual path to reach Lobuche for overnight stop. It’s a small settlement with many good lodges to stay beneath peaks of Lobuche and views of Nuptse.

    • Day10

      To Everest Base Camp 5,364 m return to Gorakshep 5,180 m-06 hrs.

      After the morning and day walk, the trail leads you to our main highlight of the adventure at Everest Base Camp. The walk follows on a wide open field with small climb to reach a place. Then, the short trail leads to an interesting place with Glass Pyramids, a Meteorological station a joint ventures of Italian and Nepalese Governments.

      From here walk leads over moraine of ice and rocks above Khumbu glacier with views of Everest and Pumori peaks. Then, we reach an isolated place of Gorakshep.

      It is a place with few lodges on the midway of Everest base camp and Kalapathar Hill top close to Mt. Pumori. Gorakshep was an early Everest base camp till mid 1970’s then shifted further to present base camp as glaciers receded over many years.

      After a rest at Gorakshep, we continue our walk to reach  Everest Base Camp. At the base camp, we enjoy the great thrill of a lifetime experience within close to Khumbu Ice Fall and glaciers and beneath world number one Mt. Everest. In high mountaineering season this place is flooded with tents of expeditions camps.

      After enjoying the great time at the base camp, we return back to Gorakshep for overnight stop after fulfilling dream of a lifetime reaching at base camp.

    • Day11

      Hike Kalapathar 5,545 m and to Pangboche 3,900 m via Pheriche.

      We climb the hilltop of Kalapathar which is located as high as 5,545 m above the sea level. It’s the highest point of the adventure, you can enjoy magnificent views of mountains with Mt. Everest at close distance.

      After enjoying views, we descend back to Gorakshep for breakfast and continue walk to Thugla. And, it’s the place from where we start the downhill path to Pheriche. The trail passes through the windy valley with nice scenic walk to reach Pheriche for possible lunch stop.

      Pheriche holds many lodges with a health post and a station of HRA (Himalayan Rescue Association). From here another few hours of good walk reaches you at Pangboche village for overnight halt.

    • Day12

      Trek to Namche Bazaar – 06 hrs walks.

      Today we take a walk to Namche Bazaar. The morning trek follows on same route from Pangboche to reach at scenic Tengboche Monastery. It allows you with more time to spend on this beautiful spot to explore its interesting monastery. And also, observe monks and priest on prayer chanting in the harmony of tranquil surrounding of green woodland and mountain views.

      From Tengboche, we walk downhill with short up to reach at Namche Bazaar with grand views of Everest and Amadablam. It also includes other close peaks then reaching at Namche for overnight stop after a pleasant walk of short ups and downs.

    • Day13

      Trek to Lukla – 06 hrs.

      To sum up, final day of walks takes you back at Lukla. So, start with long descend to reach a river valley  and Sagarmatha National Park entrance. And exit to Monjo village, where walk continues past Phakdingma with last short climb to reach last overnight stay in Lukla before flying back to Kathmandu.

    • Day14

      Fly to Kathmandu and transfer to hotel.

      Depending upon flight time for Kathmandu, morning with last breakfast in Lukla transfer to air terminal named after Tenzing and Hillary.They were the first to conquer Mt. Everest in 1953.

      As per flight schedule board in a smaller aircraft for sweeping short air journey to reach Kathmandu airport. And then transfer back to your respective hotels

    • Day15

      Reserve and contingency day in Kathmandu with individual activities.

      We have reserved an extra day in Kathmandu or for the whole program in case of flight problem. That might be due to bad/unfavorable weather condition at Lukla or in the beginning. Such that this extra day allows you to have time for yourself joining tour or just relax after a great adventure

    • Day16

      International Departure homeward bound.

      In conclusion, all good things must come to an end with grand glorious memories of  16 day Everest Base Camp trek. With last final day in Nepal, our staff and guide transfer you to Kathmandu international airport for your flight home or to respective countries.

    Cost Details

    What's Included in Everest Base Camp Trekking

    • Airport pickup and drop by private vehicle.
    • Four nights standard twin sharing Hotel in Kathmandu with breakfast.
    • Three meals a day(Breakfast,Lunch and Dinner)during the trek.
    • Trekking lodge (Tea House)accommodations throughout the trek.
    • All necessary paper works Sagarmatha National park Entry permit and Trekker’s  Information Management System(TIMS) permit.
    • Kathamandu-Lukla-kathmandu-flight with private airport transfer and domestic airport tax.
    • A highly experienced,helpful, knowledgeable, friendly, Englsh speaking, well trained, Government License holder guide. With all his salary, food, drinks, accommodation, transport and insurance included.
    • Comprehensive medical supplies(first aid kit will be available)
    • Arrangement of Emergency Helicopter service(paid by your Travel Insurance  Company).
    • Use of sleeping bag,down Jacket, Duffel bag and walking Poles.(if you don’t have your own,need to return after trip completed.)
    • Eco Holidays Nepal T-shirt and cap.
    • Government taxes and official  expenses.
    • Everest base camp trek map.
    • Oximeter to check your pulse and oxygen saturation and heart rate twice daily. (Very useful to check Altitude Mountain Sickness(AMS) symptoms.) This will ensure you trek is in the safest hands possible for all levels of trekker.

    What's Excluded in Everest Base Camp Trekking

    • Meals whilst you are in Kathmandu Lunch and Dinner.
    • Your Travel and Medical Insurance.
    • Porter if needed($260). One Porter will use for two peoples.
    • Your Personal Expenses.
    • Optional guided tour on day 2nd which cost $70 per person.
    • All the alcoholic and non alcoholic cold and hot drinks on trek. 
    • All desserts sweet things like chocolate, cake, pie, pudding.
    • Hot shower and battery charging on the tea houses.
    • Excess baggage more than 15kg for Lukla flight

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    Essential Information

    What You Need | Gear List

    Head

    • Warm hat that covers your ears (wool or synthetic)
    • Wide-brimmed sun hat
    • Bandana or head scarf (for dusty conditions)
    • Headlamp with extra batteries and bulbs
    • Sunglasses with UV protection

    Upper Body

    • Polypropylene shirts (1 half sleeve and 2 long sleeves)
    • Lightweight thermal tops
    • Fleece wind-stopper jacket or pullover
    • Waterproof (preferably breathable fabric) shell jacket
    • Down vest and/or jacket *
    • Gore-Tex jacket with hood, waterproof and breathable

    Hands

    • 1 pair of lightweight poly-liner gloves.
    • 1 pair of lightweight wool or fleece gloves

    Lower Body

    • Non-cotton underwear briefs
    • 1 pair of Hiking shorts
    • 1 pair of Hiking trousers
    • 1 pair of fleece or woolen trousers
    • 1 pair of waterproof shell pants, breathable fabric

    Feet

    • 2 pairs of thin, lightweight inner socks
    • 2 pairs of heavy poly or wool socks
    • 1 pair of Hiking boots with spare laces (sturdy soles, water resistant, ankle support, “broken in”)
    • 1 pair of trainers or running shoes and/or sandals

    Sleeping

    • 1 sleeping bag (good to -10 degrees C or 14 degrees F)*

    Rucksack and Travel Bags

    • 1 medium rucksack (50-70 liters/3000-4500 cubic inches, can be used for an airplane carryon)
    • 1 large duffel bag *
    • A small daypack/backpack for carrying your valuables should have good shoulder padding
    • Small padlocks for duffel-kit bags
    • 2 large waterproof rucksack covers (optional)

    Medical

    • Small, personal first-aid kit. (simple and light)
    • Aspirin, first-aid tape, and plasters (Band-Aids)
    • 1 skin-blister repair kit
    • 1 set of Ear plugs
    • Anti-diarrhea pills
    • Anti-headache pills
    • Cough and/or cold medicine
    • Anti-altitude sickness pills: Diamox or Acetylzolamide
    • Water purification tablets or the water filter

    Toiletries

    • 1 medium-sized quick-drying towel
    • Toothbrush/paste (preferably biodegradable)
    • Multi-purpose soap (preferably biodegradable)
    • Deodorants
    • Nail clippers
    • Face and body moisturizer
    • Small mirror
    • Personal Hygiene
    • Wet wipes (baby wipes)
    • Tissue /toilet roll
    • Anti-bacterial hand wash.