Budget Everest Base Camp Trek 14 days

Budget Everest Base Camp Trek 14 days

US$ 729

Private tour departure everyday of the year
Group discount is available/ have a big group? we can help

Group size: Min 2-10 Max People

Max-Altitude: 5545M/18187FT

Destination: Nepal

Arrival on: Kathmandu, Nepal

No. of Days: 14 days

Activity: Trekking

Travel by: Private vehicle & Flight

Fitness Level: Moderate

Accommodation: Hotel in Kathmandu & Lodge in trek

Meal: None

TRIP HIGHLIGHTS

1.Near view of Mt. Kusum Kangaru and other mountain peaks from Phakding
2.Exploring the beautiful Namche Bazaar and Everest Viewpoint Hotel
3.Spotting endangered animals and birds in the Sagarmatha National Park
4.Common view of ancient Buddhist monasteries, agricultural farms and generous hospitality of Sherpa community
5.Sight of beautiful sunrise over the silver mountains from the top of Kala Patthar and Everest Base Camp
6.View of Khumbu Ice Glacier

TRIP INTRODUCTION

Everest Base Camp is the most popular and classic expedition chosen by adventurous lovers. The route to Everest region is a famous and popular option for people thinking to spend their holiday with trekking. Not only in Nepal the Everest Base Camp trekking is considered as the world’s famous trekking route. This trekking route is applicable for people with no trekking experience to professional adventure seekers. The path is filled with natural and cultural wonders of Nepal.

While following the route to Everest it will be mostly one side of Cho La Pass following almost half of the route of Gokyo Lake and Cho La Pass trekking. The trek to Everest Base Camp will give you amazing lifetime experience in Himalaya region. On the way you can easily enjoy the view of ancient Buddhist monasteries, stone paved uphill trails and passes and of-course the uncountable numbers of Himalayan peaks. The most exciting place will be the top of Kala Patthar and Everest Base Camp because from the top you will have the breathtaking views of all the peaks of Everest/ Khumbu region. While taking the route to Everest Base Camp, the very close view of silver mountains will be normal. By the journey, you may feel attached to the heart of Himalayan snowy mountains. You will be amazed by the sight of mountains including world’ highest peak Mt. Everest [8848 M] Thamserku, Mt. Nuptse, Bancharo Peak, Pasang Lhamu Peak, Mt. Amadablam, Mt. Cholatse, Mt. Kangtega, Mt. Tabuche and much more. Along with the view of mountains but we will also be exploring beautiful Rhododendron and Pine tree forest, beautiful waterfalls, endangered animals and much more.

On the way, we will be entering to Everest Base Camp through the gateway of UNESCO’s world heritage site - Everest (Sagarmatha) National Park. The path is full of exciting adventures. The prepared route for this trek is planned by our very of experienced guides. If you have any confusions regarding prepared route or alternative route, please feel free to contact us without any hesitation.

Trip Route  : Kathmandu-Lukla-Namche Bazzar- Tengboche -Everest Base Camp-Kalapatthar--Namche-Lukla-Kathmandu

Best Month: September to December and March to May 

Outline Itinerary

Day 01: Arriving in Kathmandu and transfer to Hotel by private vehicle

Day 02: Flight to Lukla [2,850 mt. / 9,350FT.] of 30 minutes, trek to Phakding [2,650 mt. / 8694FT] 8 km, estimated walk 3 hours

Day 03: Trek to Namche Bazaar [3,440 mt. / 11286FT] 12 km, estimated walk 6 - 7 hours

Day 04: Acclimatization day in Namche Bazaar, short visit to Everest view point and Syangboche village

Day 05: Trek to Tengboche [3,800 mt. / 12,467FT] 10 km, estimated walk 5 - 6 hours

Day 06: Trek to Dingboche [4400 mt. / 14,435FT] 11 km, estimated walk 4 - 5 hours

Day 07: Rest and acclimatization day

Day 08: Trek to Lobuche [4,900 mt. / 16,076FT] 10 km, estimated walk 4 - 5 hours

Day 09: Trek to Gorakshep [5,130 mt. / 16,830FT], hike to Everest Base Camp [5,316 mt. / 17,440FT] and return back to Gorakshep 15-17 km, estimated walk 8 - 9 hours

Day 10: Hike to top of the Kalapatthar [5,545 mt. / 18,192FT] and trek to Pangboche [4,350 mt. / 14,271FT] 18-20 km, estimated walk 9 - 10 hours

Day 11: Trek to Namche Bazar [3,440 mt. / 11286FT] 15 km, estimated walk 6 - 7 hours

Day 12: Trek to Lukla [2,850 mt. / 9,350FT] 20 km, estimated walk 4 - 5 hours

Day 13: Flight back to Kathmandu and transfer to Hotel

Day 14: Departure or extend your trip

Important Note:

The flight between Kathmandu and Lukla where the trek starts is generally reliable but if the weather is bad all flights will be delayed or canceled for the day. In the event the flight is cancelled we will attempt to get you on a chartered helicopter but you are responsible for the extra costs in this event which can range from $200 to $600 or more depending on the number of people on the flight.

We in some itinerary schedule one extra day into the trek already as a buffer day in case of delays and in some Itineraries do not have extra day after trek but as flights can at times be delayed for several days we suggest you add a couple of extra days at the end of your trip in case of any delays. Extra days should always be scheduled at the end of the trip and not the start.

Important Notes and Safety Concerns

Trekking is simply not just walking. Some of our trips are extremely adventurous and needs serious efforts to complete them successfully. We kindly request all our valuable guests to come well prepared before doing any of these extreme treks. Buying proper and reliable insurance coverage with Helicopter Evacuation on emergency is the most important thing before starting the adventures. Sometimes, our treks are done in extremely remote places where you will have no access to outer world. On serious injuries or sickness Helicopter can be the only mean to evacuate you. In other hand bad weather conditions can also ruin the whole adventures. So, we say

"Get prepared first and enjoy the adventure without worrying"

Itinerary Details (Day to Day Itinerary)

Day 01: Arriving in Kathmandu and transfer to Hotel by private vehicle (1300M)

Today you will be arriving at Kathmandu airport. There our representative will be waiting for your arrival. Then our representative will drive you to your respective hotel. At the end of the day, we will welcome you by presenting typical Nepali dinner in typical Nepali restaurant.

Day 02: Flight to Lukla [2,850 mt. / 9,350FT.] of 30 minutes, trek to Phakding [2,650 mt. / 8694FT] 8 km, estimated walk 3 hours

We will catch an early morning flight to Lukla. Lukla is our first step towards Khumbu/ Everest region. Once we reach Lukla, there will be your porter and guides (only if you booked from the beginning) to welcome you. As arranged by our guides, we will have our breakfast/lunch in the tea house lodge in Lukla. Now the journey to Everest Base Camp starts. For today, our destination will be Phakding. The way to Phakding is easy and flat. The time is also less to reach Phakding. You will see the local Sherpa villages along with their typical stone wall potato farms. Ancient Buddhist monasteries are common as we will be seeing it time to time. Phakding is a very small village and the number of facilities and lodges for trekkers are limited. From Phakding you can have the clear view of Mt. Kusum Kangaru.

Day 03: Trek to Namche Bazaar [3,440 mt. / 11286FT] 12 km, estimated walk 6 - 7 hours

From Phakding we will move to a very beautiful village in Everest region - Namche Bazaar. Namche Bazaar is the main center for trading in Everest region. The town is modern and filled with facilities like ATM’s, shops, markets, internet cafes and government offices. We will be crossing and recrossing Dudh Koshi river over famous Hillary bridge and many other high suspension bridges. Just after passing Monjo village we will be right in front of an entrance of Sagarmatha National Park. there you have to show you trekking permit to be approved by the authority to move forward. The world heritage site actively works for the development of surroundings of the Himalayas along with conservation and protection of endangered species and vegetation. Moving on the way you will have your very first view of Mt. Everest [8848 M] on a clear day. On the route, you will have the sight of mountains like Thameserku, Kusum Kangaru, Lhotse, Tawache etc. After a long uphill trail, you will the view of beautiful Namche Bazaar. Overnight stay in Namche Bazaar.

Day 04: Acclimatization day in Namche Bazaar, short visit to Everest view point and Syangboche village

Today the full is for rest and acclimatize your body. If you have energy left in your body, then our suggestion will be another short hike to Syangboche village. The Everest View Point Hotel is famous in this area for the sight it offers. From the top of Viewpoint, you can enjoy the magnificent view of mountains including world’s highest peak Mt. Everest, Lhotse, Thamserku, Kusum Kangaru & Amadablam. If you still have time left then you can stroll around local Sherpa museum where you can learn about their cultures, rituals, and traditions.

Day 05: Trek to Tengboche [3,800 mt. / 12,467FT] 10 km, estimated walk 5 - 6 hours

After a peaceful day at Tengboche, we will set our trail towards Tengboche. Tengboche is the popular place in Everest region and the best place to stay. On the way to Tengboche, it offers the same regular view of snow capped mountains. Tengboche is famous because of ancient Buddhist monasteries, where most of the people to meditate and perform Yoga. We will be reaching Tengboche after having a walk of 5-6 hours. From the top of Tengboche, you will see a marvelous view of sun setting over the mountains. Tengboche offers the view of mountains like Mt. Everest, Mt. Lhotse, Mt. Nuptse, Mt. Amadablam etc.

Day 06: Trek to Dingboche [4400 mt. / 14,435FT] 11 km, estimated walk 4 - 5 hours

Dingboche is commonly known as the gateway to Island Peak. Island Peak is another famous trekking site available in Everest region. Dingboche is surrounded by hill all around so Dingboche is actually a nice valley to be at. We will reach to Dingboche after trekking for 4-5 hours. In Dingboche, you can find the numbers of lodges leveling from normal to standard rooms. From Dingboche, the trail will be uphill and difficult. We will spend our night in Dingboche

Day 07: Rest and acclimatization day

The full day is prepared to take rest and acclimatize your body with high altitude. You can stroll around the valley to spend your idle time or you can pay a visit to Chukung Village. Chukung village lies in the way to Island Peak and small in size. At the end of the day, your guide will be providing knowledge for your further journey.

Day 08: Trek to Lobuche [4,900 mt. / 16,076FT] 10 km, estimated walk 4 - 5 hours

After having morning breakfast in the lodge, we will make our way towards Lobuche. The path will be difficult in compared to others and we need to follow an uphill trail and the air starts to thin out. On the way, you can see the graveyards of people. These graveyards are managed in the memory of people who died while climbing mountains in Everest region including Mt. Everest. Most of the people stay overnight to acclimatize theirs for the way to Kalapatthar and Everest Base Camp.

Day 09: Trek to Gorakshep [5,130 mt. / 16,830FT], hike to Everest Base Camp [5,316 mt. / 17,440FT] and return back to Gorakshep 15-17 km, estimated walk 8 - 9 hours

The air will be thin and altitude starts to increase inch by inch. The path will now become dangerous and slippery. We will have to walk on the moraines of Glacier of Khumbu region. Today we will reach to Everest Base Camp, our ultimate destination of this trek. The glacier we need to walk on is one of the giant glaciers of the world. Once we reach Everest Base Camp we will see the graveyards managed in the memory of climbers who lost their lives while climbing mountains. From the top, you can enjoy the panoramic view of mountains like Mt. Everest, Nuptse, Lhotse, Mt. Pumori, Mt. Amadablam & numbers of other small peaks. The reason for most of the casualties in this region is the false way shown by the movements of glaciers and ice fall. Once we enjoy our moments in Everest Base Camp, we will return back to Gorakshep.

Day 10: Hike to top of the Kalapatthar [5,545 mt. / 18,192FT] and trek to Pangboche [4,350 mt. / 14,271FT] 18-20 km, estimated walk 9 - 10 hours

In the morning we will move to Kalapatthar for the breathtaking sights of silver mountains. The reason behind name Kalapatthar is that there are only black stones present rather than snow. From the top of Kalapatthar, you can see the mesmerizing view of the sun rising over the mountains of Khumbu region. The look of Everest looks imaginative from here as there are many mountains in the way of it. You will find some people saying Mt. Everest as a shy mountain as it hides behind other mountains and is the very far away from the place. After we have our moment in Kalapatthar we will start our way back to Pheriche via the routes of Gorakshep. The path is down all the way to Pheriche. We will continue to move towards Pangboche from Pheriche, where we will have our night stay.

Day 11: Trek to Namche Bazar [3,440 mt. / 11286FT] 15 km, estimated walk 6 - 7 hours

After having our stay at Pangboche, today we will make our way towards Namche Bazaar. We will have our breakfast early in the morning and start our journey. We will follow back the same trails of Dudh Koshi river. When we reach to Mong La, we will still be surrounded by the beautiful mountain views. We will then continue our walk to Namche for lunch and continue it until we reach Monju we will spend our night.

Day 12: Trek to Lukla [2,850 mt. / 9,350FT] 20 km, estimated walk 4 - 5 hours

Today will be your final day in mountains. We will follow the same path we took in our very first and second-day journey. For the one last time, you will be saying farewell to all those mountains and Sherpa communities. Once you Lukla, You guide will make the necessary arrangements for your stay and air ticket back to Kathmandu. Today will also, be your last day with your guides and porters so show gratitude toward them

Day 13: Flight back to Kathmandu and transfer to Hotel

We will catch an early flight back to Kathmandu. Then you will be transferred to your respective hotel. If you have energy left from the expedition you can explore the streets of Kathmandu and shop some souvenirs for your loved ones.

Day 14: Departure or extend your trip

Today our representative will take you back to the airport for your departure back to your own place.

US$ 729/ per person/ Price Valid for Minimum 2 Travelers.

Cost Includes

  • Airport pickup and drop services by private vehicle including before and after the trek
  • Accommodation in Kathmandu as per Itinerary 
  • Kathmandu - Lukla - Kathmandu round airfare
  • Domestic airport taxes where applicable
  • All required trekking permits and necessary paper works [ National Park & TIMS]
  • Accommodation in lodge/guest house during the trek
  • Trekking Guide [English speaking, eco-friendly, Government licensed, Ministry of Tourism Trained, First Aid Trained] with salary, foods, -accommodation, transportation and insurances
  • Assistant trekking guide for groups over 6 people with meals, accommodation, salary and insurance
  • First aid medications / medicines with the guide
  • Necessary paper works, government and local taxes, company service charges
  • Certificate of Achievement signed by director of the company and your guide if you want

Cost Excludes

  1. International Airfares, Visa Fees ($ 25 for 15 days, $ 40 for 30 days and $ 100 for 90 days ),Travel and Rescue Insurance, Emergency Evacuation
  2. Food & beverage in trekking and also all meal in Kathmandu 
  3. Bars and Beverage bills, cold drinks, mineral water, hot shower, telephone bills, laundry extra tea coffee 
  4. Battery charges and wifi is not include but must of the places you can get it with pay, 2-4 USD an hour
  5. Extra activities than mentioned in the itinerary, extra porter charge
  6. Extra accommodation caused due to early arrival, flight delays, natural disasters etc.
  7. If you want to take porter US$ 180/per porter [we provide 2 trekkers  = 1 Porter] carry 15-20 KG 
  8. Tips / Gratitude for guides and porters
  9. Any services not mentioned in Service Includes Section unless specified on booking of the trekking

Regarding personal equipment all trekkers need to bring with you a pair of well broken trek Boot, sleeping bag, down Jacket, pullovers, neck scarf, etc. for Evening/night/morning use, Sun Hat, casual warm clothing for day use, some pairs of good quality socks Apart from above please bring slippers, suntan lotions and personal medication.

Here is the list of recommended gears for trekking in Nepal. Depending on the trekking route, days, season etc. these gear list can be different. Please consider with us before starting your journey. Some of these items are not compulsory and optional. Some items are only recommended for high altitude treks.

Head:

Sun hat or scarf Light balaclava or warm fleece hat Sunglasses [real ones, with true UV protection]

Lower Body:

Under Garments, Comfortable hiking shorts, Lightweight cotton long pants, Light and expedition weight thermal bottoms, Fleece or wool pants [seasonal], Waterproof [preferably breathable fabric] shell pants

Feet:

Thin, lightweight inner socks Thick, Warm wool hiking socks, Hiking boots with spare laces, Sandals [flip-flops for use after a day trekking and to go to the bathroom & washroom], Gaiters [For high altitude trekking and crossing passes]

Upper Body:

T-shirts, Light and expedition weight thermal tops, Fleece jacket or pullover Gloves [warmth], Fleece Wind-Stopper jacket [optional], Waterproof [preferably breathable fabric] shell jacket, Down vest and/or jacket *

Accessories:

One microfiber towel [most guesthouses on the trek do not give towels; quick-dry], Sleeping bag rated to zero degree centigrade,* DSLR / Digital camera with spare battries, Headlamp [e.g. Petzl Zoom] with spare bulbs and batteries, Trekking bag with rain cover / Duffel bag,* Comfortable daypack, Trekking Poles, Water bottle / came bags, Ear Plug [rooms are divided by thin woods so better to avoid noise from other rooms]

Toiletries:

Multipurpose soap [preferably biodegradable], Deodorants, Nail clippers, Sun block / face and body moisturizer, Tooth brush / toothpaste [preferably biodegradable], Feminine hygiene products, Small mirror

Personal Hygiene:

Wet wipes [baby wipes], Tissue / toilet rolls, Anti-bacterial hands wash, Water purifier [Better than using mineral water to keep the mountain clean]

Extras / Luxuries:

Adaptors [Nepal two prong, 220 volt plug; or just an international, universal adaptor], Multi tool [Swiss Army Knife, Leatherman tool], Personal snacks [candy bars & cookies can also be bought in Kathmandu, Pokhara or at every guesthouse], Sewing Kit [Sometime it’s very useful], Superglue, Books for reading on free time, Cell / mobile phone, Trail Map / Guide book,* Ipod / Walkman / Mp3 Player / Mp4 Player, Pens / Pencils and small notebooks, Games i.e. chess, backgammon, scrabble, playing cards

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  • Over 20 Years Experience
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