13 Days Everest Base Camp Trek

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destination Everest
duration 13 Days
grade Moderate
start/end point Kathmandu/Kathmandu
region Everest
max altitude 5550m
group size 2-12
meal All inclusive
activity 5-6 hours
accommodation Tea House
season All season

We Offer Group Discount

No. Of People Price Per Person
Pax 1 USD 1,390
Pax 2 USD 1,350
Pax 3 USD 1,290
Pax 4 to 6 USD 1,250
Pax 7 to 12 USD 1,190
Pax 13 to 18 USD 1,150
Pax 19 to 24 USD 1,090
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13 Days Everest Base Camp Trek

This 13 day Everest Base Camp trek (5365m) will take you to a place where history was made in 1953 as Sir Edmund Hillary (New Zealand) and Sherpa Tenzing Norgay (Nepal) stood before their famed ascent of Mt. Everest (Sagarmatha 8848m). You will also be within the UNESCO and World Heritage Sagamartha National Park. You will visit Tengboche Monastery where you can see Everest and other 8000-meter massive peaks like Lhotse (8516m) and Makalu (8463m). This trek will also take you up to Kala Patthar (5643m) which is the closest viewpoint of Mt. Everest. At EBC you can see the Khumbu Glacier sliding down the face of Everest.

We pass through the villages in the Khumbu region where the villagers endure to survive in the Himalayan Mountains, and also how their Tibetan Buddhist faith enriches their lives. 

The closeness of these snow-capped peaks makes you feel small and insignificant. It feels like you can reach out and touch them! Four of the tallest mountains in the world happen to be in this region.

Your scenic flight in and out of Lukla will highlight the far-reaching range of the Himalayan Mountains. On the return fight you will have a different appreciation of them, due to having trekked through these mountains and valleys in order to reach EBC. This trek will appeal to nature-lovers and those who have always been fascinated with seeing the world’s tallest mountain.

Sherpa Teams has an excellent reputation and will ensure this a journey to be remembered with memories to last a lifetime. We will take care of all permits, meals and accommodation on the trek.

ITINERARY

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Your journey begins at Kathmandu. On arrival, a staff member from Sherpa Teams will meet you at the airport and take you to your hotel in Thamel, the tourist hub of Kathmandu.

An early morning 30 to 40-minute scenic flight takes you to Tenzing-Hilary Airport at Lukla. From here we follow the trail to Phakding along the banks of the Dudh Koshi River until we come to Phakding.

We have an easy day on the trail as we cross several bridges over the Dudh Kosi River via the charismatic villages of Toc-Toc, Benkar and Monjo before coming to the official gateway to Sagarmatha National Park. We then follow the trail along river flats and cross one final bridge before climbing up a steep hill until to Namche Bazaar, a lively contemporary town with many amenities such as restaurants, hotels, internet cafes, and banks.

We spend the day acclimatizing, which is essential before heading to the higher altitudes later on the trek. Health experts strongly recommend that we should remain active during this time in order to better acclimatize. We have several choices. We can trek to Thame or visit Khunde. We can also choose to explore Namche Bazaar and check out the weekly market that takes place on Friday evening and on Saturday morning. Your guide will take you to the Tourist Visitor Center near to the headquarters of the Sagarmatha National Park that has a captivating display of apparatus and relics of the first Everest climbers. You can also learn about the unique flora and fauna of the region.

Today we follow the wild Dudh Kosi River as its freezing glacial waters plunge down from the mountains. The trail also provides some dazzling mountain views as we gradually climb higher to 3860m at Tengboche Village, famous for its attractive wall hangings and 6 meter Buddha, Tibetan musical instruments and colorful Lama robes. An exciting visit here is taking part in the evening prayer at the monastery that is soothing to your soul.

Today is a less physically challenging day with an easy trek to Dingboche – except for the last leg where we have to climb a steep hill which is also a reminder that trekking at higher altitudes is more tiring. First we pass through the villages of Somare (4010m) and Orsho. Further along the trail we come to a crossroad and take the left trail that takes us to Pheriche Village. We then cross a bridge before that steep climb to Dingboche Village (4410m).

Today is our second day set aside to acclimatize. To stay active, as recommended, we will ascend 400 meters to Nangkartshang Gompa that sits on a ridge just north of Dingboche Village. From here we have superb views of the world’s 5th highest mountain Mt. Makalu (8,463m) and Mt. Ama Dablam. Depending on how energetic you feel we may head to the summit at Mt. Nangkartshang (5090m).

Today we follow the trail to Dughla Village and then cross a steep moraine at the base of the Khumbu Glacier, having to trek across slopes covered with boulders. We head higher to Chupki Lhara that has an array of stones with prayer flags positioned as a memorial to climbers Scott Fischer (American) and ten-time Everest summiteer Babu Chiri Sherpa (Nepalese guide) who died while attempting to climb Mt. Everest. As we trek to the Khumbu Glacier moraine a number of massive peaks stare right at us: Khumbutse, Lingtren, Pumori and Mahalangur Himal. This scene will leave you mesmerized.

Today we trek toward our destination and gradually head to higher elevations passing Gorakshep Lake and then further on arrive at a memorial that honors Indian mountaineers who have died on Mt. Everest. Walking now is more physically demanding as a result of lesser oxygen at this altitude. The trail is over rocks, moraine and streams prior to reaching EBC. The first thing that strikes us on arrival at EBC is the colorful array of tents of mountaineers patiently waiting for the right conditions before attempting a climb to the summit. From EBC we have endless views of Nuptse, Khumbutse and Pumori with snow glistening on their peaks. After a short rest and look around EBC we return to Gorak Shep for a good night’s sleep.

We are up before dawn with temperatures around -10 to -14C as we head to Kala Patthar. There is also the likelihood of strong winds that will add the chill factor – so wear some warm clothing. In the east you can see the peaks of Lingtren, Khumbutse, and Changtse. Everest also starts to come into view. At the summit of Kala Patthar, we will be ecstatic as we soak up the 360-degree views and the looming sight of Mt. Everest that appears right in front of you. Now is a camera moment where you can take some awesome snaps of Everest that will act as a reminder years after you have left Nepal. We will then continue down to Pheriche.

This morning we head downhill to Debouche passing through a rhododendron forest and first come to Tengboche, famous for its Buddhist monastery as well as offering some incredible views of the surrounding peaks. We then descend to Phunki Thenga (3,250m/10,663ft) that is located on the banks of the Imja Khola (river). We continue to Sanasa and then to Namche Bazaar where we will stay overnight.

This morning we take a flight back to Kathmandu with some great views looking down on the Himalayan Mountains. At Kathmandu, we will return to our hotel at Thamel where we can relax or do some last-minute shopping.

Today your journey to Nepal ends and you can scratch this trek off your bucket list. A representative from Sherpa Teams will take you to the airport at least three hours prior to your scheduled departure. We hope that on your flight you will be thinking of your next adventure into the Himalayas of Nepal.

SERVICES

Cost Included In Your Package

  • Airport transfer on arrival and departure by private vehicles 
  • Two-night’s standard twin share 3-star hotel in Kathmandu with breakfast.
  • Three meals a day (Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner, the main course) during the trek.
  • One highly experienced Sherpa Teams’s government-licensed, English-speaking local guide covering meals, flight, insurance, accommodations, and equipment for the guide.
  • Strong, helpful Sherpa porters with proper safety equipment and walking equipment, his salary, food, accommodation, and insurance (one porter for two people).
  • All the necessary documents such as Sagarmatha national park Fees and TIMS card (Trekking Information Management System) 
  • Trekking lodges or tea houses during the trek
  • An assistant guide for the group of 8 pax or above 
  • Round trip flight from Kathmandu – Lukla - Kathmandu including applicable departure taxes
  • Seasonal available fresh fruits every evening after dinner.
  • Sherpa Teams' Certificate of appreciations after the successful trek
  • Sherpa Teams’s complimentary free hiking T-shirt
  • Oximeter to measure your oxygen and Pulse level during the trek in the mountain, it’s very useful for all the trekkers to be aware of the high altitude sickness.
  • Emergency rescue operation assistance in arranging in case of complex health conditions (funded by your Travel Insurance)
  • All government, Local taxes, and official Expenses

Cost Excludes

  • Nepal entry visa fees (You can obtain a visa quickly upon your arrival at Tribhuwan International Airport in Kathmandu, Nepal). $25 USD for 15 days Visa.
  • Extra nights accommodation and meals before and after the trek
  • International airfare
  • Personal expenses such as shopping, Tea, Coffee, hot water, Soup, Pie, Pudding, coca cola, hot and cold drinks, hot shower, hard and soft alcohols, snacks, hot and cold water, Wi-Fi, battery re-charge fee, and extra porter
  • Travel insurance - insurance has to cover emergency high-altitude rescue and evacuation 
  • Personal cloths and trekking equipment
  • Additional cost, the itinerary modifications or delay caused by out of management control due to the weather condition, illness, change of government policies, strikes, and physical condition, etc.
  • Gratitudes to the guides and staffs (Recommended by Nepali culture )
  • Any other expenses that are not mentioned in the Price "inclusive section" of this program
  • NOTE: If you return earlier from the trek due to sickness or any problem, the money you paid for the flight, hotel, mountain room, food, etc. is nonrefundable, and you will need to bear the expenses for the hotel, food, etc. in Kathmandu yourself.

EQUIPMENTS

The following information will give you some idea about what you need to bring for the trek. It is important you do not forget the essential items, as this will determine your comfort and safety on the trek. Equally important is that you do not burden yourself with unnecessary equipment on the trek.

  • Sleeping Bag (Sherpa Teams will provide but need to return after completing the trip)
  • Duffel Bag (Sherpa Teams will provide but need to return after completing the trip)
  • Fleece jacket or pullover
  • Waterproof windbreaker or windcheater
  • Thermal underclothes
  • Rain poncho
  • Down jacket (Sherpa Teams will provide but need to return after completing the trip)
  • Fleece or wool trousers
  • Sun hat or scarf
  • Trekking pants (two pairs)
  • Mittens or woolen gloves
  • Hiking socks (several pairs)
  • Moisture-wicking shirts, including t-shirts
  • Trekking shoes or boots with spare laces
  • Flip-flops or sandals for relaxing in the evenings
  • Underwear (several pairs)
  • Swimsuit or swimming costume
  • Sunglasses
  • Headlamp or flashlight/torch
  • Sleeping bag (Sherpa Teams can provide this for you)
  • Trekking poles (if desired)
  • Hiking backpack with a capacity of at least 40 liters
  • Small lock for your backpack
  • Reusable water bottles (at least two liters)
  • Water purification tablets or filtration device
  • Wash towel
  • Basic first aid kit

Toiletries (tissues, toilet paper, moisturizer, lip balm, sunscreen, sanitary pads, hand sanitizer, nail clippers, a small mirror, toothbrush, toothpaste, glasses, contacts, etc.)

GOOD TO KNOW

Accommodation

You will be accommodated in 3-star hotels in Kathmandu. During the trek, we will be staying at lodges/ teahouses. You may find comfort and better quality teahouses - having attached bathroom - until Namche which is a thriving town seeing many more tourists and a greater range of accommodation. It should be noted that at higher elevations the quality of accommodation may not be as good, with more basic rooms with the bare necessities.

Meals during the trek

 In Kathmandu, your hotel includes breakfast, whereas all meals (breakfast, lunch, and dinner) will be provided during the trek. A staple food of the Khumbu region is potatoes, oats, buckwheat, Sherpa stew, and Tibetan bread. Sherpas started farming potatoes when the first seeds were introduced to the region in the early 90s. There is a limited choice of food at higher elevations and except many potato dishes. Potatoes are high in carbohydrates – an excellent source of energy needed at high altitudes.

Transportation

We use a private car for sightseeing and for the airport to hotel pick and drop off. We do not have to use public transportation or local buses during the trek. Our only flights are from Kathmandu to Lukla and return.

Physical fitness

EBC is a challenging trek where you often have to walk 6-7 hours a day. You don’t need past experience of hiking or trekking but if you have done any kind of trekking activities then it is always a plus!. We have met people from all walks of life, shapes, and sizes who have completed the trek. The only difficult part is when altitude sickness strikes and the effect that it can have on your body. Before leaving for Nepal it is good if you can prepare yourself physically by increasing your stamina and oxygen intake.

Remember – The better prepared – the more enjoyable your trek!

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Yes, you can. No matter who you are, as long as you are reasonably fit, can walk for 5-6 hours a day and trek/hike a few uphills, Sherpa Expedition and Trekking Trekking team will support you to the fullest to transform your dream of standing at Everest Base Camp into reality.

It takes 6 to 14 days to reach Base Camp depending upon the mode of transportation and packages of Sherpa Expedition and Trekking offers.

ATM services are available only in Namche Bazaar and Lukla. However, the services might not work or run out of cash. Therefore, we suggest you carry a small amount of money to buy snacks, etc during the trekking.

Yes, most guesthouses offer Wi-Fi, for a small charge. it cost USD$5 per day.

Sherpa Expedition and Trekking will introduce dozens of shops selling knock-off gear in Kathmandu. You can also barter those gears at the knock-off places but be sure you keep the receipt safely. Moreover, you can rent the needed gears if you do not want to buy them.

Your guide and porters are a big reason why you got a chance to feel something very few can have. Apart from guiding and carrying your necessities and being mindful of your safety, they want to see you happily succeeded more than anyone like family and help you successfully complete the trek safely. So, your tips reflect gratitude towards them. So, tipping is a recommended culture for porters and guide in Nepal as a gesture of thankfulness.

Sherpa Expedition and Trekking Trekking won’t recommend non-veg items because the meat in such places may not hygienic and healthy. Sherpa Expedition and Trekking also encourage to avoid dairy and cheesy items and strongly suggest not to consume them during the trek. So, our packages are suitable for both vegan and vegetarians.

Garlic soup is a must while trekking. Sherpa Expedition and Trekking recommend trekkers to drink green tea, lemon tea, hot lemon ginger tea and drink at least 2-4 liters of water a day. However, it is better to avoid alcohol and alcoholic beverages, caffeinated items, and hot-chocolates at high altitude.

Sherpa Expedition and Trekking will provide one porter for two trekkers to carry 20 kgs of luggage (maximum 10 kg for each trekker). Please be sure your porters are not overloaded because they do not carry only your equipment but also lift your spirit to reach new heights, and your love, affection, and generosity can be the reason for them to work hard to take you to your destination. However, the weight limit on flights to the Everest region, basically to Lukla is a total of 10 kgs and you need to pay an extra amount per kg for the excess baggage. Sherpa Expedition and Trekking pays up to 5 kgs of extra baggage making your total to 15 kgs with your hand bag.

The flights are usually regular between September and May. But due to high altitude, bad weather and unforeseen technical issues, you may experience a delay or cancellation of the flight. On the occurrence of such events, Sherpa Expedition and Trekking charter a helicopter to make sure you are on the safe schedule either for a trek or for your flight back home which would cost extra charge as an unexpected event. However, if the visibility is less than 1,500 meters, it is unable to operate helicopter facilities and Sherpa Expedition and Trekking will reschedule the flight.

You can either trek on foot or by a helicopter. Sherpa Expedition and Trekking offer exciting and reasonable Helicopter trek to Everest Base Camp for 5 days and 10 days. Sherpa Expedition and Trekking can also customize your tour as per your necessity.

We at Sherpa Expedition and Trekking Team always have the safety, comfort, and satisfaction of our valued customers as our foremost priority at all times, and we assure you a wonderful and unforgettable time with us in our beautiful country. Sherpa team members of Sherpa Expedition and Trekking will be carrying all the necessary gear, equipment, and first aid kits and they have extensive first aid training. If a trekker falls sick on high altitude, the leader will decide whether to continue the trek. In case of emergency, Sherpa Expedition and Trekking have a rescue helicopter to bring you back from the higher elevation. Moreover, Sherpa Expedition and Trekking also provides oximeter to monitor the oxygen level at high altitude and offers regular health check-up facilities.

The trekking will be 5-7 hours a day depending upon the landscape and destination.

The month of March to May in Spring and September to December in autumn seasons are considered the best for the Everest Base Camp Trek as the weather conditions become favorable during this time, providing you with good visibility and a suitable atmosphere for Everest Base Camp trekking.

Make sure to have both medical and evacuation insurance before coming to Nepal for Everest Base Camp trekking. You should be careful in choosing a policy while traveling to a Himalayan country like Nepal as some insurance companies may make special exceptions for adventure travel. If you are confused about the insurance, please inform us and we will help you. It is usually better to arrange your insurance in your country before travel.

Our itinerary has been specially tailored to prevent any kind of AMS (Acute Mountain Sickness) while moving up to higher altitudes. Normally, altitude sickness starts from 3,600 meters and above. You will be trekking at a relatively slow and gradual pace as part of the acclimatization process. Cut off caffeinated, alcoholic and smoking items. Drink at least 4 liters of water a day. Trek slow. Don't skip the acclimatization days. Better to continue with Diamox (if any symptoms show up). Drink Garlic Soup. In the higher elevation, there is less oxygen in the air and this is more so while crossing high passes. Our expert guides will advise you on how to avoid AMS and treat it when/ if required.

Yes, if you have a bag of extra clothing for when you return from the trekking, you will be able to store it safely in Kathmandu Sherpa Expedition and Trekking office. The storage facility is provided by most hotels and lodges in Kathmandu or you can also store it in our office for the duration of the trekking.

If possible, we suggest you bring your own equipment. However, sleeping bags and down jackets will be provided to you by Sherpa Expedition and Trekking. With regards to trekking poles, if you are used to walking with it then take them with you, as you will probably find them useful especially on the way down. They are not essential though and the walk is manageable without them. It is mostly a personal preference. If you prefer to take the trekking poles with you on the trekking then you can either bring your own pole or buy it from numerous options available in Kathmandu itself.

During the Everest Base Camp trekking, you will be on a long journey for which you will need two bags to keep your belongings. A rucksack/duffle bag and a day bag for personal items. Sherpa Expedition and Trekking will provide you with a duffle bag (which is need to refund after the trek) that you can use throughout your entire journey and even afterward. These bags are durable and hence perfect for any kind of trekking journey. While the duffle bag will be carried by the potters, you will have to carry a day bag on your own. A day bag is a small backpack that has enough room for everything you will need on a day hike such as lunch, water, extra clothing and perhaps a few personnel items like camera, battery chargers, etc.

What you want to wear depends on you but we suggest you wear warm clothes during the Everest Base Camp trekking. A down jacket, thermal longs and top, comfortable trekking trousers, t-shirts, fleece, windproof jacket, hat, scarf, and gloves might be useful. There are numerous trekking shops in the Thamel area of Kathmandu where you can get all of these items in both local and branded stores alike. Sherpa Expedition and Trekking may also accompany and assist you if required.

Most of the teahouses on the Everest Base camp trail have squat toilet facilities but recently built lodges have western-style toilets as well. Nowadays, flush toilets are also being introduced with number of increasing foreign mountaineers each year. It is highly recommended to carry your own toilet paper and other required toiletries. Hot shower facilities are available till Gorakshep. The most common type is a bucket shower, usual buckets with tap filled with hot water and placed in a shower room. Hot shower costs from US$ 4 to 15 per use and the price increases along with the elevation. Attached bathrooms and toilets are not available unless you book for a luxury lodge during the EBC trek.

A teahouse trekking accommodation will be made for you for the Everest Base Camp trekking whereby you will be able to stay at tea house(Local lodge) and have wholesome food and net and clean comfortable bed throughout your trekking journey. This form of arrangement also allows you to carry less baggage; you can trek at your own pace and enjoy the Everest panorama on your own schedule. It is also an eco-friendly way of trekking whereby trekkers can have more contact with the local's sherpa peoples.

During trekking, you will be served meals in the teahouses. Typical meals are noodles, rice, pasta or potato dishes along with vegetables and egg/chicken/meat dishes. Other items mostly served as breakfasts include Tibetan, egg, pancake, bread, porridge, muesli, and toasts with peanut butter and honey.

No, there is no age limit for the trek to Everest Base Camp but, you need to be in good physical shape and have a positive attitude. We also suggest you to prior to the excursion though we suggest you to please see your doctor and obtain necessary permission and advice, as well as medications for traveling in extreme altitude prior to the excursion.

Most of the tea houses/ lodges have electricity whereby you will be able to charge your iPod or camera batteries. Please note that lodges/tea houses will charge you some extra money for the services. The fee may vary from 1 USD to 3 USD per hour.

We Offer Group Discount

No. Of People Price Per Person
Pax 1 USD 1,390
Pax 2 USD 1,350
Pax 3 USD 1,290
Pax 4 to 6 USD 1,250
Pax 7 to 12 USD 1,190
Pax 13 to 18 USD 1,150
Pax 19 to 24 USD 1,090
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  • Team of highly experienced Experts
  • 24/7 Customer Support

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USD 1,250

Per Person

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Houston Hatchett

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November 9, 2023

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Everest Base Camp Trek always been my dream, and it was made a reality by Sherpa Expedition and Trekking Team. EBC Hike was organized in amazing way. The hike experience in Himalayas was incredibly beautiful and will definitely never be forgotten.

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October 21, 2023

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My first trek to Everest Base Camp was an unforgettable journey that left me in awe of the natural beauty that Nepal has to offer. While the trail can be crowded, the stunning views that awaited me at every turn made it all worthwhile. The relaxed atmosphere along the way, with friendly interactions between fellow trekkers and locals, added a sense of authenticity to the experience. The trek was physically challenging at times, but with the right level of fitness and determination, it was definitely doable. I would highly recommend this trek to anyone looking for a memorable adventure amidst the majestic Himalayas.

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April 24, 2023

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EBC Hike was great from starting to the end. Sherpa Expedition managed the trip very well. And were completely professional. I really struggle to think how they could have been better.

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