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Everest Base Camp Trek - 14 Days

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Everest Base Camp Trek Highlights

  • You walk to the lap of the world’s highest peak- Mt. Everest(8848 meters)
  • You feel enticed with the sight of dying sun spreading its rays over the face of Mount Everest from Kala Patthar.
  • You walk past the breathtaking Khumbu Glacier and Khumbu Icefalls.
  • You can give yourself a treat by a stroll around the busiest Sherpa Town- Namche Bazaar.
  • You will get goosebumps with the thrilling flight as well as the heavenly side views the flight offers.
  • You join the spiritual tour to the ancient Tengboche monastery which is among the largest of the region.
  • You can spend time on the school set by Sir Edmund Hillary in the Khumjung village and inspect the mountaineers preparing for the expeditions
Everest Base Camp Trek at Glance
Durations days14 days
Max. elevation5,643 m / 18513 ft
(Kala Patthar)
Trek Start/FinishLukla/Lukla
DifficultyChallenging
AccommodationTeahouse

Everest Base Camp Trek Map

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Everest Base Camp Trek Video

The Lukla to Everest Base Camp trek begins with a short 40-minute early morning flight from Kathmandu to Lukla Airport, which lies at an altitude of 2,860m.

On the first day, trekkers begin their trip with a short descent of 3 to 4 hour to Phakding. After that, it is an average of 5 hours walking each day, with a couple of long days of 7 to 8 hours.

Built into this trek is time to acclimatize before trekking to Everest Base Camp (5,364m) and the Everest viewpoint at Kalapatthar, with an altitude of over 5,500m.

The trekking route goes through alpine forests, through villages, and along the Dudh Koshi and Bhote Koshi rivers to a market town with a name that conjures up pictures of red-cheeked Sherpa children and generations of mountain expeditions from around the world – Namche Bazaar.

Here it is possible to trek to Khumjung Village to visit the school set up by Sir Edmund Hillary, the first man to successfully summit Mount Everest in 1953.

Of course, no one can climb alone, so the setting up of this school was one of the ways Sir Edmund gave back to the Sherpa community who continue today to be the backbone of an expedition to Everest.

Another highlight of this trek is a visit to Tengboche Monastery. Unfortunately, the monastery was extensively damaged by the earthquakes in 2015.

The panoramic views from the monastery area, are, however, still spectacular and include views of Mount Everest, Nuptse, Lhotse, Ama Dablam, and Thamserku. With all this natural beauty it is easy to see why the biggest monastery in the Khumbu Region was built on this spot.

Both natural and spiritual beauty has always drawn people to this area. Interestingly, the Tibetan and Sherpa name of for Mount Everest is in Chomolungma or Mother Goddess of the Universe.

In more recent times the World Wildlife Fund (WWF) has added this area, which is part of Sagarmatha National Park, to its Sacred Himalayan Landscape initiative.

The trail to Base Camp from Gorakshep and back is quite arduous and will take 6 to 7 hours of walking over rocky ground, formed by millennia of glacial debris.

The trail runs alongside the Khumbu Glacier with views of the Khumbu icefall. During the climbing season there maybe is an opportunity to witness expeditions setting up camp in order to attempt to summit Everest. Needless to say, the scenery is breathtaking!

Aside from the Base Camp itself, there is a spectacular close up view of Everest from the highest point of the trek at Kalapatthar. Not for nothing is Kalapatthar called the Everest View Point. Also seen from here are Mount Pumori and Ama Dablam.

This trek comes to an end by returning to Lukla for the short flight back to Kathmandu.

If you don’t want to trek but wish to see Everest, check out Everest Helicopter Tour with the landing.

Days Itinerary Altitude Time
Day 1 Arrival in Kathmandu 1400 m / 4593 ft
Day 2 Kathmandu to Lukla Flight and Trek to Phakding 2651 m / 8697 ft 35 min + 3 hr
Day 3 Phakding to Namche 3440 m / 11286 ft 5 - 6 hr
Day 4 Acclimatization Day in Namche 3700 m / 12139 ft 4 - 5 hr
Day 5 Namche to Tengboche 3956 m / 12979 ft 5 - 6 hr
Day 6 Tengboche to Dingboche 4380 m / 14370 ft 4 - 5 hr
Day 7 Acclimatization Day in Dingboche 4380 m / 14370 ft 3 - 4 hr
Day 8 Dingboche to Lobuche 4938 m / 16200 ft 4 - 5 hr
Day 9 Lobuche to Gorakshep 5160 m / 16929 ft 2 - 3 hr + 4 hr
Day 10 Gorakshep to Pheriche 4371 m / 14340 ft 4 hr + 4 hr
Day 11 Pheriche to Namche 3440 m / 11286 ft 6 - 7 hr
Day 12 Namche to Lukla 2860 m / 9383 ft 7 hr
Day 13 Lukla to Kathmandu 1400 m / 4593 ft 30 min
Day 14 Departure

Included

  • Local transfers for your international flight x 2 (arrival/ departure)
  • Local transfers for your domestic flights x 2
  • Kathmandu Lukla Kathmandu flight
  • Sagarmatha National Park Entry Park and Local Entry Permits
  • Guide for 12 days
  • Porter for 11 days
  • 2 nights accommodation in a Kathmandu (Hotel Dream Nepal or similar)
  • 11 nights accommodation in mountain teahouses
  • 11 x set breakfast, 11 x set lunch and 11 x set dinner while on the trek
  • Farewell dinner in Kathmandu
  • Staff insurance and necessary ground transport for support staff

Excluded

  • International flight ticket and Nepal entry visa
  • Personal travel insurance (Which should include coverage for trekking)
  • Lunches and dinners in Kathmandu, except the farewell dinner
  • Personal gear for trekking (Including any you may wish to hire in Kathmandu), any personal expenses (i.e. soft and alcoholic drinks, snacks etc.)
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FAQs

Is it safe to drink the water in Everest

No. You cannot drink the water from the tap or streams in Everest. Mineral water is available on the trail. It is expensive to buy (perhaps 10 times more than in Kathmandu). You can use a water purifier or SteriPen.

Am I likely to get altitude sickness on my trek?

Be aware. Elevation on this trek will exceed 3,500m. The possibilities of getting altitude sickness generally start at this elevation. But in order to avoid this, as much as possible, we have designed the itinerary in such a way that it will give you enough time to acclimatize.

Am I at risk and how can I avoid altitude sickness?

There is no knowing who will suffer from altitude sickness. It does not follow that the younger and fitter people will not get altitude sickness where the older and less fit will. It is not related to (general) fitness or age. Talk to your doctor at home. There are prescription medications which help avoid the onset of altitude sickness. But above all, go slowly, listen to your body, be aware of any changes, and listen to your guide if he feels you are showing symptoms (which you might not notice).

What happens if there is need for emergency evacuation while I am trekking?

We will collect your travel insurance policies and details before the trek so that in case of an emergency we can coordinate with your insurance company and the helicopter providers for evacuation.

What about simple medical treatment on the trek?

First aid. On every trek we will carry a first aid kit. We also recommend you carry your own. Here is a checklist recommended by Karen Anderson of things you should bring. Vaccinations are not compulsory in Nepal but to be on the safe side we recommend you comply, where possible, with this list provided by again by Karen Anderson (medical doctor in New Zealand and friend and client of Magical Nepal).

Do I need to buy travel insurance before I come to Nepal?

Yes. Magical Nepal only provides insurance for our own staff. We recommend you buy insurance in your country. Note: Insurance should cover you for the altitudes you are trekking at (not all do). We recommend World Nomads.

Will I need to bring my own sleeping bag or not?

Yes, bring your own or you can rent it or buy it in Kathmandu. Renting a sleeping bag in Kathmandu will cost you $1 or $2 per day. To buy a new sleeping bag in Kathmandu expect to pay around $150 to $200 for one of medium quality.

Will I need to use crampons on this trek?

No. The trails are well marked. Unless you go in mid-winter you will not need crampons. Instead of crampons, carry micro spikes which are not technical, lightweight to carry, cheaper and fit any shoe size.

What happens if I forget to bring something with me from home?

If you forget something it might be extremely hard to find here. Please check here for an exhaustive packing list for (general) trekking in Nepal. If you are not a frequent hiker, you can rent most of the trekking gear in Nepal when you arrive.

Will we be using tents and mattresses on the trek?

No. There are teahouses along the trek. We will not need tents or mattresses.

Where can I leave stuff in Kathmandu when I am trekking?

Anything you don’t want to take on the trek with you can be stored at your hotel or in our office. We suggest you ensure your bag is lockable.

Who will be my guide?

We use local guides. On each trek our guides have been to the relevant areas numerous times. All are experienced, knowledgeable, flexible and authorized licensed guides with the Government of Nepal.

Will I need a porter for my trek?

Preferable. If you use a porter it has double benefit: you can fully enjoy your trek without carrying a heavy bag, and its improves the income of the local community.

How much can a porter carry?

20kg. On average a porter can carry 22kg including their own backpack. So, they can carry up to 18kg of your gear and equipment. We provide backpacks for porters.

Are your staff insured in case of accidents etc.?

Yes. At Magical Nepal we make sure all our staff are well insured.

I hear incidents when porters do not have proper shoes etc. Is this true?

At Magical Nepal we ensure all our guides and porters have proper gear, are well equipped and protected. This is for their own wellbeing and for the wellbeing of our clients.

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Trip Facts

  • 5,643 m / 18513 ft
  • Lukla/Lukla
  • Demanding

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