Everest Base Camp Trekking - 14 Days

Trip Information
  • Duration14 Days
  • DestinationNepal
  • Difficulty Level Easy to Moderate
  • Max Altitude5545.00m
  • ActivityTrekking, Historical And Cultural Excursion
  • Group Size1+
  • Trip StartKathmandu
  • Trip EndKathmandu
  • Best TimeMarch-June and September- December
Highlights

Everest Base Camp is the most popular trekking destination in the Solukhumbu region of Nepal, at an altitude of 5,364 meters (around 17,600 feet). The trek to Everest Base Camp offers breathtaking views of Mount Everest and other peaks in the Himalayan Mountain Range.

  • Scenic flights to Lukla: The trek to Everest Base Camp begins with a scenic flight from Kathmandu or Ramechhap to Lukla, a small mountain town. The flight offers stunning views of the Himalayas and the terraced fields below—one of the most adventurous flights in the whole world.
  • View mesmerizing mountains like Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse, Pumori Cho-Oyu, Ama Dablam, and Makalu.
  • Entering Sagarmatha National Park: The trek passes through Sagarmatha National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site home to various flora and fauna, including the endangered snow leopard.
  • Observing Sherpa village and culture: The Solu-Khumbu region is home to the Sherpa people, known for their mountaineering skills and unique culture and traditions. Trekkers can interact with and learn about the Sherpa culture along the way.
  • Monasteries and stupas along the way: The trek passes by several ancient monasteries and stupas, which offer a glimpse into the region's rich cultural and spiritual history. Tengboche monastery is one of the oldest, formed in 1934 and reconstructed and maintained until today.
  • Tea houses or lodges: As you progress along the trek, you'll pass through several high-altitude villages, each offering unique views of the surrounding mountains.
  • Reaching Base Camp: The ultimate goal of the trek is to reach Everest Base Camp, where you'll get up close to the towering peaks of Mount Everest, Lhotse, and Nuptse.
  • Kalapatthar: Another highlight of the trek is a visit to Kalapatthar, a viewpoint located at 5,545 meters (18,192 feet). From here, you'll have a panoramic view of the surrounding mountains, including a close-up view of Mount Everest.

An Advantage of Booking a Trip with a Holiday Planner Nepal.

  • Private vehicles pick up and drop off passengers at all airports.
  • First-aid kit box.
  • Holiday Planner Nepal’s down jackets, t-shirt, and cap, if necessary.
  • Arrangement of emergency evacuation service (you should have insurance for emergency evacuation, which will be paid for by your travel insurance company).
  • We use an oximeter to check your pulse, oxygen saturation, and heart rate, and we provide oxygen.
  • Sim cards are provided by our company for travelers, so there won’t be any networking issues.

Trip Introduction: 14 Days Everest Base Camp Trek 2024-2025

"Imagine trekking in the shadow of the world's highest peak, Sherpa Land, and having the best Mount Everest view from Kalapatthar and Everest Base Camp. Everest Base Camp Trekking is one of many people's ambitions to see Mount Everest, the tallest peak on earth, which soars over the blue skyline at 8,848 m (29,028 ft).

This is one of the most intriguing regions for all types of adventure, located in the high and picturesque Khumbu region, in the shadow of Mount Everest and other high peaks that surround you on your incredible Everest Base Camp Trekking.

As our trip progresses each day, we'll be traveling towards the famed and magnificent Tengboche Monastery, a delightful destination with views of mountains inside a green forest surrounding the area where Mani-Rimdu, a spectacular and colorful festival held in October, takes place.

As we leave the lush green flora and tree lines behind and enter the barren and desert region within the arctic zone of ice and glaciers at Everest Region, we are met with the breathtaking beauty of massive peaks and the legendary Khumbu Ice Falls and glaciers.

After spending time beneath the towering South Face of Everest, return to Lukla with a hike to Kalapatthar, the highest point of the expedition at 5,545 m, which affords a breathtaking view of Mount Everest within a stone's throw. Finally, after a once-in-a-lifetime trip to Everest Base Camp, our wonderful scenic and cultural walks conclude in Lukla for an exciting journey back to the hustle and bustle of Kathmandu.

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Where does the 14 Days Everest Base Camp Trek Start and End?

The Everest Base Camp Trek begins with a magnificent flight to Lukla's Sherpa town and its unusual little airfield. Then, our walk follows the Dudh-Koshi River upstream via the Sherpa agricultural communities of Phakding and Monjo to enter Sagarmatha National Park.

The park is a World Heritage Site, encompassing an area of 1,148 square kilometers and presenting a variety of unique flora and animals, the world's tallest mountains, a vibrant Sherpa culture, and age-old Buddhist religious traditions.
Walking from Namche, with amazing views of Mt. Everest and a series of peaks, including the spectacular Ama Dablam, you will gradually ascend to the famed Namche Bazaar, where an exciting and lively market occurs once a week on Saturday.
From Namche, we head towards the famous town of Tengboche. Upon reaching Tengboche, we can go inside the Tengboche Monastery and even meditate if we get there in time. From there, our walk takes us towards the village of Dingboche via Pangboche.

We spent a day extra in Dingboche for acclimatization before pushing ourselves towards the 5000-meter altitude. From Dingboche, we got to Lobuche, where we stayed the night and went the next day towards Everest Base Camp. After reaching Everest Base Camp and spending some time there, we come down towards Gorakshep, where we spend the night. The next day, we head towards Pheriche or Pangboche, depending upon the client's condition, follow the trail towards Namche for the tenth day of our trip, and head towards Lukla on the final day to celebrate our achievement and conduct a party.

We fly back to Kathmandu on the 13th day after completing Everest Base Camp Trek.

Note: The trek to the Everest Base Camp usually starts in the village of Lukla, a short flight from Kathmandu. From Lukla, it takes about 11 days to reach the base camp and get back to Lukla, depending on the route and the pace of the trekker. The trek to the base camp is a popular adventure for people who enjoy hiking and experiencing different cultures. It is an achievable goal for people with moderate fitness levels.

Why go to 14 Days Everest Base Camp Trekking, and what does this Trek Offer?

However, the Everest Base Camp Trek is a challenging and rewarding journey that takes you through beautiful and varied landscapes and offers the opportunity to experience the culture and way of life of the local Sherpa people. Many people who have completed the trek describe it as a life-changing experience and a tremendous personal accomplishment. To challenge oneself: The Trek to Everest Base Camp is a physically and mentally challenging journey that offers the opportunity to push oneself out of one's comfort zone and test one's limits. To experience the beauty of the mountains.

The Everest Region is home to some of the most breathtaking mountain scenery in the world. The trek offers the chance to experience this beauty up close. To immerse oneself in the local culture: The Everest Region is home to the Sherpa people, who have a rich culture and way of life. The trek offers the opportunity to learn about their traditions and way of life and to experience their hospitality and kindness. To achieve a personal accomplishment: Completing the trek to Everest Base Camp is a great personal accomplishment and a source of pride that many people describe as a life-changing experience to escape the hustle and bustle of daily life. The trek offers the chance to escape the distractions and stresses of everyday life and reconnect with nature and oneself.

How Fit should you be, and how should you Prepare for Everest Base Camp trekking?

The Everest Base Camp Trek is a physically demanding journey that requires good physical fitness. The trek involves walking for several hours daily over uneven terrain at high altitudes. It can be challenging even for experienced hikers. Being in good physical shape and having a solid cardiovascular system before attempting the trek is essential.

To prepare for the trek, engaging in regular physical activity such as hiking, running, or cycling is required to build up your stamina and strength while carrying a backpack. It is also a good idea to acclimatize to high altitudes by spending some time at elevations above 2500 meters (8200 feet) before embarking on the trek. Acclamation can help your body adjust to the lower oxygen levels at high altitudes and reduce the risk of altitude sickness.

It is also essential to be mentally prepared for the challenges of the trek, as it can be physically and mentally demanding. It is a good idea to have a positive and determined mindset and to be prepared to push yourself out of your comfort zone. The key to preparing for the Everest Base Camp Trek is to be physically and mentally fit and well-prepared with the necessary gear and support.

The Everest Base Camp Trek is an excellent choice for those in good physical shape who enjoy being outdoors and experiencing new cultures. It is a challenging journey that requires a certain level of physical fitness and mental determination. Still, the sense of accomplishment and personal growth that can come from completing the trek make it an enriching experience. If you are considering the trek, you must be well prepared and ensure you have the necessary gear and support. Many experienced tour operators and guides can help make your trip safe and enjoyable.

What is the Best Season and Time for Everest Base Camp Trekking?

The Himalayas have two hiking seasons pre-monsoon (February, March, April, and May) and post-monsoon (June, July, and August; late September, October, November, and December). An excellent view of the entire Himalayan range from the Everest Region may be seen. Furthermore, this is a perfect time to visit Nepal since numerous significant cultural events also take place, including Nepal's big festival, Dashain. The temperature range is ideal at that time, ranging from 10 to 25 degrees Celsius. However, the last week of December was colder than usual.

It is important to note that the weather in the mountains can be unpredictable, and it is possible to experience rain or snow at any time of year. Being well-prepared with the necessary gear and clothing and flexible travel plans is a good idea.
The trek to Everest Base Camp is usually possible from September to November and March to May. These are the autumn and spring seasons in the region and offer the best combination of good weather and clear mountain views.

The autumn (September to November) is a popular time to visit, as the weather is usually clear and dry and the air is cool and crisp. This is a good time for those who want to avoid the crowds and enjoy the quiet and peacefulness of the mountains.

The Spring Season (March to May) is also an excellent time to visit, as the weather is mild and the mountain views are clear. Spring is a popular time for those who want to see the mountain in all its glory, as the snow-covered peaks are spectacular. However, the spring season is also the busiest time for tourism in the region, so the trails and lodges may be more crowded.

Local Culture and Traditions around the Everest Base Camp Trekking trail

In Everest Region, sherpas make up the bulk of the population. Buddhists make up the vast majority of Sherpas. The Lhosar festival is the primary event in the Everest Region. Gyalpo Lhosar is the Sherpa name widely celebrated in the Everest Region. On the English calendar, it is in February or March. Sukuti and Chhyang (Tibetan beer) dumpling feasts are served to mark the event. The dwellings are precisely cleaned, with particular attention given to the kitchen, where the family eats. Every Sherpa community has a monastery, some over 500 years old, such as the "Monasteries of Thame and Pangboche villages. However, the famed Tengboche Monastery was even older. It was destroyed by a massive fire in 1991 and rebuilt to its original form again.

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Accommodation facilities at Everest Base Camp Trail

As a developing nation, as we travel to the rural Himalayan Region, the vegetation infrastructure's availability of facilities and services decreases, which is one of the main reasons we sometimes have to sacrifice for the best services. However, because this is a tourist route, most amenities remain accessible. For example, there is 24-hour power, laundry services (due to a lack of warmth and sunlight), Internet, fruits, hot showers, toilet commodes, room quality, and availability (standard-quality rooms are found that are designed to meet the basic requirements). On the other hand, Holiday Tours Nepal makes every effort to provide the best services and amenities available.

Acclimatization During the Everest Base Camp Trek

Adapting to the surroundings, including temperature, climate, traditions, cultures, and cuisine, is one of the most important aspects of completing and enjoying the journey. When planning our itineraries, we always need to remember that we should not climb more than 800 meters a day, and if we climb more than that, we need to rest for acclamation. Climbing more than 1000 meters causes altitude sickness and respiratory problems. On the other hand, slowing down and stopping along the way assists our bodies in adjusting to changes in temperature, weather, and climate. We sometimes go on a trek to walk and hire a guide, but that doesn't mean they will lead and make your trip successful. You have to be mentally prepared and well-acclimatized in order to make your trip successful.

Foods and beverages that cause physiological and emotional stress, such as diarrhea, constipation, headaches, anger problems, a sensation of maltreatment, and a lack of services, must be avoided occasionally.

Before heading to Everest Base Camp, it is essential to inquire about available accommodations. Visitors should always note which foods and beverages they are allergic to or do not consume, as this will assist in formulating a plan for food and drink. 
Inform Holiday Tours Nepal about any allergies or medical conditions before booking an Everest Base Camp trip in Nepal.

Is travel insurance required for Everest Base Camp Trekking?

Holiday Tour Nepal strongly advises and recommends that all our guests obtain travel and medical insurance in case of unforeseen events during their Himalayan holiday. Travel and medical insurance must be completed and acquired before traveling to Himalayan areas. Our guests must have travel and medical insurance before going on any trip or trek with Holiday Tour Nepal. It should include enough coverage for tours and excursions, such as personal injury, death, medical expenses, and repatriation costs for any transportation used during emergency evacuations, such as helicopter rescue, air ambulance, or appropriate luggage cover.

Can we get Altitude Sickness During the Everest Base Camp Trek?

Anyone can get mountain sickness. The low air pressure at high altitudes makes breathing difficult due to the lack of oxygen in the atmosphere. Above 3300 m, it is more prevalent (10,000 ft). The following are the indications and symptoms:

  • Dizziness or headache
  • Nausea and vomiting
  • Fatigue and tiredness (tired but unable to sleep),
  • Appetite loss
  • Stress and anger,

To avoid Acute Mountain Sickness (AMS), dress appropriately for the weather, drink enough water, eat properly, and move slowly.

Requesting rest or heading back down to the lowest altitude is best if you're not feeling well. Maintain moisture and follow the tour leader's directions and mountain sickness advice. If minor problems emerge during a walk, our guides are well-trained in first aid. Travelers and trekkers should have their own insurance before coming to Nepal in case of an emergency. All of our personnel are insured. If an emergency helicopter evacuation is necessary, we may arrange a helicopter rescue, which your insurance may reimburse.

Toilet and Water facilities at Everest Base Camp.

Toilets are available in two types: Western and Asian styles (squat toilets). The bathrooms are on the same floor or attached to the room. Since you are in the mountains and the water can be frozen, having your own toilet paper is necessary. Toilet paper is not to be flushed. Instead, use the trash can inside the restroom.

Every guest house includes a hot shower, which might be a geyser shower or a bucket of hot water. Please limit the use of hot water while showering unless it is solar-heated for environmental reasons. If the water is frozen, ask your guide for warm water..

Internet and Electricity facilities at the Everest Base Camp Trekking Trail.

As a developing country, energy infrastructure is not available in certain places, and even when it is, electrical shortages can occur due to natural or human causes. Carrying a power bank is recommended for charging the batteries of mobile phones, cameras, flashlights, and other gadgets.

Guest houses charge extra to recharge the battery. Generators, solar panels, and even private hydropower are used to meet the demand for electricity.

Getting connected to the Internet on Everest requires a specific amount of payment, which varies from place to place. Mobile data is not available as we cross Pangboche.

Suggested Equipment list for Everest Base Camp Trekking.

The equipment and clothing layers that are required for trekking to Everest Base Camp are mentioned below:
Clothing:

  • Moisture-wicking base layers (top and bottom).
  • Insulating layers (fleece or down jacket).
  • Waterproof and breathable outer shell jacket and pants.
  • Trekking pants (zip-off pants are versatile).
  • T-shirts (synthetic or merino wool).
  • Thermal underwear (for cold nights).
  • Windproof gloves and a warm hat.
  • Sun hats and sunglasses with UV protection.
  • Buff or neck gaiter (for dust and sun protection).
  • Underwear and moisture-wicking socks.
  • Gaiters (optional, for added protection against snow and debris).

Footwear:

  • Sturdy and comfortable trekking boots with good ankle support.
  • Gaiters (optional, for added protection against snow and debris).
  • Lightweight camp shoes or sandals (for evenings).

Backpack:

  • A comfortable and adjustable backpack with a capacity of at least 40–50 liters for carrying your gear.
  • A rain cover or waterproof liner for your backpack.

Sleeping Gear:

  • Sleeping bag rated for cold temperatures (0°F or lower).
  • Sleeping bag liner (optional for added warmth).
  • Therm-a-Rest or foam sleeping pads for insulation and comfort.

Trekking Gear:

  • Trekking poles for added stability and support.
  • Headlamp or flashlight with extra batteries.
  • Duct tape and a repair kit for gear and clothing.

Hydration and Water Treatment:

  • Water bottles or a hydration reservoir with a capacity of at least 2 liters.
  • Water purification method (iodine tablets, a water filter, or a UV purifier).

Toiletries:

  • Toilet paper and a small trowel (for digging cat holes).
  • Personal hygiene items (toothbrush, toothpaste, biodegradable soap, hand sanitizer).
  • Quick-drying towel.

First Aid Kit:

  • Basic first aid supplies (bandages, antiseptic wipes, blister treatment, pain relievers, etc.).
  • Prescription medications (if applicable).
  • Altitude sickness medication (consult with a doctor).

Miscellaneous:

  • Sunscreen with high SPF.
  • Lip balm with UV protection.
  • Insect repellent.
  • Ziplock bags (for organizing and waterproofing items).
  • Camera and spare batteries.
  • Cash in Nepalese rupees (ATMs are limited on the trek).

Optional Gear:

  • Portable solar charger or power bank.
  • Earplugs (for sleeping in teahouses).
  • Book or entertainment for downtime.

Remember that it's crucial to pack light and only bring what you need. It's also good to layer your clothing for temperature fluctuations and be prepared for varying weather conditions as you ascend to higher altitudes. Additionally, renting some gear in Kathmandu or informing your travel planner if you don't already have it is advisable, as this can be more cost-effective than buying everything new.

Everest Base Camp Trek Outline Itinerary: 14 Days.

  • Day 1: Arrival in Kathmandu at 1,350 meters and transportation to the hotel.
  • Day 2: Fly to Lukla (2,830 m) and trek to Phakding (2,640 m) in four hours.
  • Day 3: 6-hour trek to Namche Bazaar (3,440 m).
  • Day 4: Acclimatization day and local trip at Namche Bazaar.
  • Day 5: 5-hour trek to Thyangboche Monastery (3,867 m).
  • Day 6: 5-hour trek to Dingboche (4,260 m).
  • Day 7: Acclimatization and a touring day at Dingboche.
  • Day 8: 5-hour trek to Lobuche (4,930 m).
  • Day 9: Trek to Everest Base Camp (5364 m) and back to Gorakshep (5180 m) in 6 hours.
  • Day 10: Hike to Kalapathar (5,545 m) and then walk to Pangboche (3,900 m) through Pheriche (6 hours).
  • Day 11: Trek to Namche Bazaar - 6 hours of walking.
  • Day 12: The trek to Lukla takes four hours.
  • Day 13: Fly back to Kathmandu from Lukla.
  • Day 14: Nepal's final international departure.
Itinerary
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Upon arrival at Kathmandu International Airport on various airlines, you will be greeted by our senior office personnel and guides and sent to your accommodation in the city center.

After settling into your accommodations and recharging, Prepare for a briefing on Everest Base Camp Trekking, where our guide will provide you with vital information about the journey and your time in Nepal. with us.

The evening includes a welcome supper in a lovely and traditional Nepalese restaurant, as well as a folk culture program of Nepal. while you eat.

    Transfer to domestic airport in the early morning for a short and scenic flight to Lukla on a smaller aircraft (Twin Otter or Dornier) with an amazing panorama of the Himalayan series of peaks, including Mt. Everest, as the plane lands on its unique uphill runways at Tenzing and Hillary airport in Lukla.

    From here, we make a slow descent, passing through many Sherpa villages with well-tended crops, vegetable fields, and terraces, with views of the snow-capped peaks of Kwangde and Kusum Khanguru, before arriving at our first overnight stop of the trek at Phakding, in the comfort of a nice and cozy lodge located by the raging Dudh-Koshi River.

      Today began with a moderate uphill hike following the Dudh Kosi River upstream, crossing a few bridges to reach the Sagarmatha National Park gate near Monjo village.

      From here, a nice stroll on river bed then rise for few hours through wooded route with views of snow topped peaks, as this gorgeous trek lands you at fascinating Namche Bazaar in Nepalese.

        A rest day at Namche Bazaar for essential acclimatization before traveling higher is a good site for a free day at an elevation over 3,440 m.

        Spend the day in Namche with a magnificent climb to observation points on top of Namche overlooking Mt. Everest-Ama Dablam and other peaks, then spend the afternoon exploring the streets and stores. Namche has a colourful and active Saturday Market once a week.

          From Namche, the walk follows a leisurely and beautiful trail. Lunch at the Imjatse River at Phunge-Tenga for lunch, followed by an afternoon An upward trek through rhododendron, pine, and fir forests with spectacular vistas of snow-capped peaks.

          After a few hours of climbing, you will arrive at Thyangboche Monastery, where you can enjoy magnificent views of Everest, Nuptse, Lhotse, Kangtenga, Thamasarku, Kwande, and the magnificent Amadablam. In the afternoon, you will have time to visit its interesting monastery and Observe monks and priests in prayer.

            After trekking downwards for an hour towards the Imjatse River, passing a bridge into open area where tree lines terminate for a few short juniper and rhododendron plants, upward for a bit to reach Pangboche settlement at 3,900 meters.

            This is the final permanent town before Dingboche and beyond; from here, take a gradual ascent to Somara for lunch before continuing on to Dingboche village for an overnight break; it is located in the magnificent Imjatse valley, with views of Ama Dablam and Island Peak.

              A rest day for adequate acclimatization, with a short climb up to the Nakarjung hills for better views of the surrounding peaks, including Mt. Makalu to the east.

              Optional trip to Chukung, a tiny town within Imjatse valley at 4,760 m elevation, gives spectacular views of Island Peak, Lhotse Shar, Lhotse, Nuptse, and Ama Dablam.

                After a delightful and peaceful stop at Dingboche, our morning hike led to a short climb with magnificent views and then to Thugla. For lunch, where the gigantic Khumbu glacier flows into a rushing river,

                From here, the Pheriche and Dingboche trails merge After a short break, it is a tough climb for an hour to Thugla. pass, where you can see stone tributes to tragic climbers who perished while climbing up the mountain.

                Everest, Lhotse, and other high mountains, A great trek from For Lobuche, this is an overnight break.

                  Today's journey brings you to Everest Base Camp, our major aim and the highlight of the trip, after a brief hard climb in between the glacier and Then to Gorakshep, beneath the majestic peaks of Pumori and Kalapathar, a rocky hill.

                  Continue walking towards the Everest base camp, where you'll get views of the gigantic Khumbu Ice Fall and glaciers. After an exhilarating time with an experience of a lifetime, retrace your steps down to Gorakshep for an overnight break.

                    After a lovely time on top, descend back to Gorakshep From here we continue our trek to Thugla. From here it is downhill to Pheriche via a windy beautiful scenic walk to Pheriche for a potential lunch stop.

                    Pheriche to Kalapathar (5,545 m) and then walk to Pangboche (3,900 m) through Pheriche (6 hours).

                    After a lovely time on top, descend back to Gorakshep From here we continue our trek to Thugla. From here it is downhill to Pheriche via a windy beautiful scenic walk to Pheriche for a potential lunch stop.

                    Pheriche has several lodges as well as a health post and an HRA station (Himalayan Rescue Association). Another couple hours of terrific walking brings you to Pangboche village for an overnight stop. Several lodges as well as a health post and an HRA station (Himalayan Rescue Association). Another couple hour of terrific walking brings you to Pangboche village for an overnight stop.

                      The walk follows the same route from Pangboche to the monastery, giving you additional time to explore this It is a wonderful site to see monks and priests in prayer, singing in the serenity of green woods and mountain vistas.

                      After a nice hike of small ups and downs, travel downwards. Namche Bazaar with great views of Everest and Amadablam, as well as others, before arriving at Namche for an overnight halt.

                        Our final day of the big trip begins with a lengthy descent, into the Sagarmatha National Park entry at Monjo village, followed by a long bridge crossing to Phakding.

                        From Phakding to Lukla, the trek is uphill and downhill. The final hour of climbing to reach Lukla for the final overnight halt in in the Khumbu and Everest regions.

                          Fly back to Kathmandu from Lukla

                            Your final day in Nepal, the land of Himalayan marvels, and Depending on your international departure schedule, travel for home or the next corresponding connecting location.

                            After a memorable and enjoyable Everest Base Camp Trek, our The crew and guide will transport you to Kathmandu airport.

                              Route Map

                              Everest Base Camp Trekking - 14 Days map
                              Cost Details
                              What's Included
                              • Airport pick-up and drop-off by Private vehicle(for both international and domestic flights).
                              • Accommodations for two nights in a twin or double room with breakfast in Kathmandu.
                              • Private vehicle-based sightseeing tours with a guide in Kathmandu.
                              • Flight with airport departure, including tax, from Kathmandu to Lukla to Kathmandu.
                              • Entrance fees for national parks, TIMS cards, or Trekkers' Information Management Systems.
                              • A government-licensed, highly knowledgeable, friendly, and helpful guide who speaks English and has received all of his pay, lodging, transportation, and insurance.
                              • One porter for two guests is included, along with their insurance, wages, meals, lodging, and equipment.
                              • While on the trek, there is lodging in the mountains.
                              • Every day, there are three meals: breakfast, lunch, and dinner, plus tea or coffee while on the trek.
                              • Safe drinking water.
                              • According to the itinerary, all local and federal taxes are included.
                                 
                              What's not Included
                              • Visa fees for Nepal.
                              • All international airfare for flights departing and arriving in Kathmandu.
                              • Dinner and lunch in Kathmandu.
                              • Entrance fees for Kathmandu's professionally guided sightseeing tours.
                              • Insurance for personal travel and health, as well as coverage for helicopter evacuation.
                              • When staying longer than the specified number of nights, eating lunch and dinner in the city, returning from the mountains, or hiking earlier than the specified time (for any reason),
                              • Your personal costs include laundry, baggage fees, phone calls, battery recharge, bar and beverage bill, boiled or bottled water, hot and cold showers, additional porters, etc.
                              • The tips go to the trekking crews and a driver.
                              • Weather conditions, strikes, flight delays, or other unforeseen circumstances bring on additional costs.
                                 
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                              Group Departure

                              Book a spot on one of our groups of up to 15 people, which run daily from February to mid-June and from mid-September to December. To ensure the safety and comfort of our guests, we do not operate during the monsoon season. Group discounts are available as per group size. Choose a date from the calendar to reserve your spot. If there is any confusion, please CONTACT US (call or email now for a private or group trip: info@holidaytoursnepal.com/ mobile: +977 9818178630 (24 hrs); WhatsApp and Viber) so that Holiday Planner Nepal can happily manage your trip as per your interest.

                              Private Trip

                              Looking for a personalized Everest base camp Trek? We organize privately guided journeys that are mainly designed to fit your tastes and interests. Please CONTACT US (call or email now for a private trip: info@holidaytoursnepal.com/, mobile: +977-9818178630 (24 hrs); WhatsApp and Viber) so that Holiday Planner Nepal can happily manage your trip as per your interest.

                              Useful Information

                              Equipment and Gear List

                              GeneralGeneral

                              • Four-season (-20 degree) sleeping bag (We provide rental sleeping bags available for an additional USD 35)
                              • Puffy down jacket (We provide rental jackets for an additional USD 35)
                              • Daypack (25-30 liters recommended) with rain cover

                              CatUpper Body

                              • Sun hat or cap (We'll provide you with a trekking cap.)
                              • warm woolen hat
                              • Scarf/Neck Buff (highly recommended to get saved from wind and cold)
                              • Headlamp or mobile torch light for nighttime
                              • Polarized sunglasses

                              TorsoTorso

                              • Technical fabric base layer thermals are light for warmer months, heavy for colder months
                              • Technical fabric t-shirts and sleeve sweaters or high-necks
                              • Waterproof rain jacket
                              • windproof jacket for the walk as it gets windy
                              • Fleece jacket or down jacket

                              LowerLower Body

                              • thermals inner
                              • Hiking pants at least 3
                              • Comfortable pants for teahouses
                              • Waterproof, windproof shell
                              • Hiking shorts

                              glovesHands

                              • Woolen gloves for the tea house
                              • Hard-shell windproof outer gloves for the walk

                              feetFeet

                              • Marino Wool or comfortable, warm socks
                              • Hiking socks
                              • Liner socks
                              • Trekking/hiking boots (waterproof recommended)
                              • Crampons (For passes)
                              • Casual shoes or sandals that are comfortable for the time in the tea house
                              • Gaiters (lightweight for rain and snow)

                              undergarmentUndergarments and Inner Wears

                              • Technical fabric/quick drying (can be washed during the trek)
                              • Sports bras (women)
                              • sleeping clothes as per the comfortability

                              FirstaidFirst Aid Kits and Medications

                              Note: Our guides carry medications, oxygen cans, and first aid kits during the trip. However, personal kits and medications are recommended.) 

                              • Sunscreen SPF- 50+
                              • Lip balm or Vaseline
                              • ointment cream
                              • Cough Syrup and strepsils (recommended for Khumbu Cough)
                              • Creams and medicines (for any allergies or diseases)

                              Optional Other Essentials

                              • Passport
                              • Extra copies of passport-sized photos
                              • Reusable water bottle
                              • Toilet paper, small soap, and shampoo
                              • Water purification tablets or UV water purifier (if you plan to treat water)
                              • water bladder for the day bag
                              • small towel for personal use
                              • Pillowcase in case of allergies to new pillows
                              • High-protein snacks (such as mountain bars or nuts)
                              • Waterproof/dry bags for carrying essential documents, stuff, frequently used items, and money
                              • Power bank or extra batteries
                              • Cameras and mobile phone
                              • Cards/book
                              • Pee bottle/ pee funnel for women
                              • Trekking poles
                              • Whistle in case your voice is not loud enough to stop or start
                              • Thermos for hot water during the night
                              • We give you a free duffel bag, trekking cap, maps, and t-shirt during your pre-trip meeting in Kathmandu. The duffel bag will be used to pack your trekking supplies.
                              • For every two participants, we assign one porter. The porter will carry the duffel bag, which should weigh around 10 kg/22 lbs., throughout the walk.
                              • Daypack bag for daily used stuff like cash, documents, papers, a water bottle or bladder, a camera, toiletries, sunscreen, a notebook, clothing, etc. (with a waterproof cover).
                              • You can store your luggage (on-trekking items) at the hotel in Kathmandu, and we can assist and help.
                              • Total luggage for the Kathmandu-Lukla flight is (15 kg (33 lbs.), including duffel (10 Kg/22 lbs.) and backpack (5 kg/11 lbs.)
                              • A down jacket with a hood (cap) to be warm in altitudes above 3,000m.
                              • We can provide a down jacket for USD 35. In case of loss or damage, you need to pay back the cost of USD 200 per item.
                              • We can provide a sleeping bag for USD 35. In case of loss or damage, USD 200 per item must be paid.

                              Note: Supplies and gear can be rented or purchased in Kathmandu. Once you are in Nepal, you can buy supplies and gear for hiking if you have spare time. Trekking Planner Nepal representatives will assist you in purchasing the equipment. Thamel a tourist hub, offers a wide range of trekking equipment at affordable prices. Don't wear short clothes inside the monasteries and religious places.

                              Everest Base Camp Trekking - 14 Days FAQs

                              • If trekkers feel sick during the Everest Base Camp, it depends on their condition. If they are seriously ill, evacuation must be done, but if it is a minor illness, reducing the altitude and staying at a low altitude and, after feeling good, completing the trek can be an option, or doing side trips in the low altitude can be conducted as well.

                              • The view of the landscapes, the spiritual feeling during the trekking, and the basic lifestyle of the people living in the mountains are the best parts of the Everest trekking trail.

                              • The cost of trekking to Everest base camp in an all-inclusive package can start at 1400 dollars with no hidden cost and go up according to the added services.

                              • Yes, hot showers can be taken during the trekking trail of Everest; however, showering after Dingboche is not recommended. Hot showers are available at an extra cost of 500 Nepali rupees, and there are three types of hot showers: solar hot water showers, gas geyser showers, and bucket showers.

                              • Yes, wifi is available on the trekking trail at Everest Base Camp. Up until Namche, Wi-Fi could be purchased for 500 Nepali rupees. After Namche, trekkers and travelers must buy wifi cards, which work for 24 hours and can be used anywhere with wifi routers. There are two cards: an Airlink and an Everest Link; among these, Nepal recommends an Airlink wifi card.

                              • The Everest base camp trek is around 100 kilometers plus, including the rest days and the sidewalks, approximately 62 miles.

                              • Drinking tap water directly at the Everest base camp is only recommended if trekkers are used to non-filtered waters. Trekkers consuming regular bottled water and treated water can either bring a filter UV-ray treatment bottle or a water purification tablet before drinking water at the Everest Base Camp Trekking Trail.

                              • Two types of toilets are available on the trail of Everest Base Camp at the tea house and lodges: western-style commode toilets and Asian squat toilets. Private attached bathrooms are available at an additional cost inside the room, or there is a shared toilet on the same floor in most places. But there are no public bathrooms after Namche. The only option is bushes, rocks, or trees during the base camp trail, or trekkers can pay Nepali 50–100 rupees and use the toilets of guest houses during the route.

                              • Trekkers can acclimatize by going slow at the Everest Base Camp, not rushing during the trail, following the guide's instructions, and going at least 200 meters high during the rest days at Namche and Dingboche. This will help to know how the body will react the next day.

                              • Holiday tours Nepal recommends that trekkers avoid meat and alcohol during the trek to Everest Base Camp. A vegetarian option and vegetarian dishes are available for vegetarians at Everest Base Camp throughout the trek.

                              • Holiday Tours Nepal will provide the rental equipment in case of necessity and help and assist travelers if the trekking equipment must be rented before the trek.

                              • The best foods and accommodations are available from Lukla to Dingboche; however, the quality and availability of food and accommodations can vary along the trekking route, especially during peak seasons and in higher altitude regions. It is advisable to carry some essential snacks, water purification tablets, and any specific dietary items you may require. Hiring a guide or joining a guided tour can also help ensure smoother arrangements for food and accommodation during the trek.

                              • The Everest Base Camp Trek can be booked by going to the website of Holiday Tour Nepal, and the trek can be booked by providing a 10 percent advance payment through the website portal.

                              • No, there are no age restrictions for the Everest base camp trek; however, children under eight and seniors under 75 must be specially cared for, and their health must be checked before traveling to the Everest base camp.

                              • There is a weight limit for the porter's luggage. The porters have a bag of at least 4-5 kilos, and a single porter is shared between two trekkers if it's a group. If they travel solo, they can have a private porter, and the limit for porters is 25–28 kilos max.

                              • The size of the group trekking in the Everest region can range from solo to 30 or even more trekkers, depending on the group they are interested in joining.

                              • Electronic devices can be charged throughout the trekking region of Everest Base Camp Trekking Trail; however, charging ports are not available in the room, and trekkers and travelers have to leave the device at either the counter or the reception, so carrying a power bank is recommended so that the trekkers and travelers can charge their power banks instead of their phones without any worries or insecurities.

                              • Holiday Tours Nepal recommends travel insurance before trekking to the base camp of Everest, as trekking in the Everest region involves walking at high altitudes above 4500 meters, so having travel insurance is recommended in case things go sideways.

                              • The best way to prepare for an Everest base camp trek physically is by doing cardiovascular exercises, getting engaged in hiking, and doing other long walks that involve going to high altitudes above sea level and not using lifts.

                              • The Everest base camp trek cannot be canceled due to weather conditions. Still, it can be made short, the date can be extended, or other trips can be conducted instead of the Everest base camp.

                              • Helicopter rescues are available at the Everest base camp in case of necessity. Still, they are not included in the package as the evacuation cost is high, so the price must be covered by either insurance or paid by the trekkers.

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