15 Days Everest Base Camp Trek

Starting From $1510.00 per person

The Everest Base Camp trek starts with a spectacular flight from Kathmandu to Lukla. From here, the route leads away from the crowds on Everest’s main walking trails deep into the heart of Sherpa country. We stay in rural tea houses along the way, allowing you to experience traditional Nepalese hospitality and relax in rural comfort after a hard day walking. We now also spend two nights in the Sherpa capital Namche Bazaar – the perfect place to enjoy an acclimatization day.

 

On the regular base camp trek, you will climb the top of Kala Pattar 5,545m which gives close views of Everest along with surrounding magnificent mountain panoramas of Khumbu Himal. All our Everest Base Camp Treks also include all meals en route.

 

The classic trek to Everest Base Camp is probably the best-known trek in the world, and for many keen walkers, it represents the dream of a lifetime. Our experienced trekking guides have been guiding treks to Everest Base Camp for more than a decade and over that time we have developed our itinerary and trek service to make sure that you will have the best experience. With an average of 6-8 hours of walking each day, the Everest Base Camp trek is suitable for fit trekkers looking for a memorable challenge. The trek is fully portered with porters or yaks carrying your main baggage, and our careful acclimatization program ensures that the desire Nepal trekking achievement rate is brilliant.

Everest Base Camp Trek is a journey that takes you to the wonderful Everest region, and at the foot of Mount Everest. For a lot of people, this is as close as they can get to Everest, and so, standing face to face with the mountain is a valuable moment for them. Everest Base Camp trekking is a journey that has the potential to be the best one that you’ve ever gone for. It is a complete trek that offers you access to not just natural attractions, but social and religious ones as well. Most importantly, during your Everest Base Camp trekking, you get to come in contact with the people of the region, and get to experience and understand their unique way of life.

Everest Base Camp Trek is a 15 days long journey altogether. During this time, you trek for a duration of 10 days. The rest of the time on the Everest Base Camp tour is spent either acclimatizing or travelling. On the trek to Everest Base Camp, the places that you’ll cover are Lukla, Namche Bazaar, Tengboche, Kala Patthar, and of course, the Everest Base Camp. All these places on the Nepal Everest Base Camp trek are significant in their own ways. While Lukla is the home to the world’s most dangerous airport, Namche Bazaar is the busiest market in the region; Tengboche is known for Tengboche Monastery, a significant Buddhist heritage, and Kala Patthar is known to offer the most amazing mountain views, especially that of Everest.

Views During Everest Base Camp Trek

The route that you use to trek to Mount Everest Base Camp lies in the Sagarmatha National Park, which is one of the largest and the richest national parks of Nepal when it comes to biodiversity. During the journey, you will make your way through forests of rhododendron, birch, juniper, pine, and so on. These are a few of the many species of plants that are found here. Altogether, around 118 species of birds have been spotted in the region, and numerous species of mammals like Snow Leopard, Himalayan Black Bear, Red Panda, and so on. One of the main attractions of the national park is, of course, the mountains like Everest, Nuptse, Lhotse, Ama Dablam, Cho Oyu, and so on that you’ll get to view from numerous viewpoints during the trek.

Everest Base Camp Packing List

Before going for the Everest Base Camp trek, it’s crucial that you prepare a decent Everest Base Camp trek packing list. Make sure to keep it short and include only the things that are important. Having a short Everest Base Camp trek packing list will reflect on your travel bag. And carrying a light travel bag during your Everest Base Camp trek will make the journey extremely simple for you. In your packing list, you need to have regular clothes that you would wear at the time when you’re not trekking. Then, you would need to include trekking clothes that you would wear at the time of trekking. You would need sanitary items and medicines if there are any that you consume on a regular basis. And finally, you need to include the trekking equipment. You could choose to avoid them if your travel agency can offer them to you on rent.

How Hard Is Everest Base Camp Trek?

Before embarking on the Everest Base Camp trek, you need to know the answer to the questions like how hard is Everest Base Camp trek. Knowing the truth about how hard is Everest Base Camp trek will let you have realistic expectations about the journey, and help you stay better prepared. Everest Base Camp trek difficulty level is marked at moderate, which means that trekking on the route is neither too tough, nor it is too simple. The factors that make any trekking journey difficult are high altitude, length of the journey, terrain, weather, and so on. During Everest Base Camp trek, you do cover high altitude, walk on rough terrain and face extreme weather for a respectable amount of time. Still, the trek is marked moderate and not challenging because the facilities, like accommodation, food and so on, offered on the route are outstanding. This plays a major role in neutralizing all the difficulties that one faces on the trip.

Everest Base Camp Trek Cost

In general, Everest Base Camp Trek cost depends highly on factors such as what version of Everest Base Camp trek you’re going for, the level of luxury that you’ll get to experience during your journey, the trekking agency that’s offering you the services, and so on. Everest Base Camp trek cost could range from $1200 to $2500 per person. Now, before you pick a certain package, make sure that you keep certain things in mind. Firstly, the quality of services and the level of professionalism isn’t reflected in the price. You need to stick to your budget and compare the price with features of different packages, offered by different companies, before coming to a conclusion and signing up for the journey. It’s important that you give the opportunity to the local companies to serve you, as it supports the economy of the country. The benefit of choosing a local service provider is that the price will be much affordable.

Essentiality Of Everest Base Camp Trek Map

On your Everest Base Camp trek, it’s crucial that you carry the Everest Base Camp trek map. Everest Base Camp trek is a journey that is full of exciting things to do and see. And a lot of these things aren’t on the main route. So, to be able to explore all of them on your own, you need to possess an Everest Base Camp trek map. The map gives you all the information that you need to know about the trekking route and the region overall. If you read the map well, you can get to know all about the attractions and challenges, and be prepared for them at all times.

Owning a map eliminates all the chances of you getting lost, and even if you do, by following it, you can find your way to the next destination. With a map in your hand, you can go for solo treks, which is beneficial especially for enthusiasts who love taking on challenges on their own.

Best Time To Trek Everest Base Camp

The best time to trek Everest Base Camp is between the months of September and November. During this time, the weather is perfect, neither too hot nor too cold. Also, the sun is bright, and the weather is clear, which makes it ideal for enjoying mountain views. The only downside to trekking during this time is the overwhelming crowd. If you’re looking for some private time, and an opportunity to connect with nature, well, this may not be the right time for you. Another best time to trek Everest Base Camp is between the months of April and June. Most of the features of both the seasons’ match, except the visibility. The skies are comparatively not as clear as the other time, because of which, the views are blocked. And since most trekkers hike for the sake of views, you’ll come across lesser people on the route, which some people absolutely love.

Brief About Everest Expedition

Everest Expedition is the next level to going on the Everest Base Camp trek. While Everest Base Camp trek takes you to the foot of Mount Everest, Everest Expedition takes you to the top. For the mountaineering enthusiasts, Everest Expedition is a dream journey, despite the fact that there are sections like Everest Rainbow Valley on the peak. Mount Everest Rainbow Valley, which is nothing but a colorful graveyard on the peak, is scary, but the climbers are bound to cross it. Now, though many don’t realize, almost one-third of the Everest Expedition journey consists of Everest Base Camp trek. The climbers go from Lukla to the Base Camp before the ascent and the same way back after the descent. It’s crucial that they have enough idea about Everest Base Camp trek and not just Everest Expedition before they embark on the trip.

About The Company

Happy Holiday Treks & Expedition offers the best trekking journeys to the trekking enthusiasts. We can prove to be the ideal trekking partners for you during your Everest Base Camp trek. Happy Holiday Treks & Expedition was established by a group of individuals who have years of experience working as a trekking and mountaineering guide. We know very well what makes or breaks a trek, and we use our knowledge and experience to come up with the best itinerary for our clients. We also accept inputs from the side of our clients and implement them as long as we’re practical. Our Everest Base Camp trek package is offered at the most affordable price, and we tend to provide the best services under it. We ensure that the Everest Base Camp trek turns out to be one of the most memorable holiday experiences that you’ve ever had. We offer not just fun, but an ample amount of information about the route as well. Choose Happy Holiday Treks & Expedition as your travel partner if you’re looking to go for Everest Base Camp trek during your upcoming vacation. You’re definitely going to love the trip.

Day 01: Arrive Kathmandu.  Overnight at Hotel.

Day 02: Fly to Lukla,  trek to Monjo (2,835m) 5-6 hours.  Overnight Tea-House

Day 03: Trek to Namche 3,445m) 6 hours. Tea-House overnight

Day 04: Rest day – acclimatization. Tea-House overnight

Day 05: Trek to Thengboche 3,873m. 5 hours Tea-House overnight

Day 06: Trek to Dingboche 4360m 6 hours Tea-House overnight

Day 07: Rest day and acclimatization. Tea-House overnight

Day 08: Trek to Lobuche 4,931m. 6 hours. Tea-House overnight

Day 09: Trek to the Everest Base camp 5,300m, return to Gorak Shep 5,165m 6-7 hours Tea-House overnight

Day 10: Ascend Kala Pattar 5,545m & Trek back to Pangboche 3958m Tea-House overnight

Day 11: Trek to Namche 3,445m 6-7 hours. Tea-House overnight

Day 12: Trek to Lukla.  5-6 hours Tea-House overnight

Day 13: Fly back to Kathmandu. Overnight at Hotel.

Day 14: Morning Sightseeing tour, afternoon Leisure or shopping in Kathmandu. Overnight at Hotel.

Day 15: Departure transfer to International Airport to Fly back Home.

Trek Services Include: 

  • The Everest Base Camp  trek with trek guide, porter/s,
  • Basic but clean and comfortable twin share private accommodation in local lodges,
  • Hotels in Kathmandu before and after the trek on BB basis.
  • All meals on trek
  •  Road head transport (ex Kathmandu),
  • Trek permit & Park fees,
  • Contribution to guide transport
  • Guide/porter insurance.
  • Domestic flights.

Cost Will Not Include:

  • Personal equipment;
  • Lunch and Dinner in Kathmandu;
  •  Tips;
  • Client insurance of any kind;
  • Cost of evacuation (if any);
  • Bottled/alcoholic drinks;
  • Nepal visa costs;
  • International flight ticket
  • Other expenses of personal nature.

Meal plan: Bed and breakfast in Kathmandu, all meals on trek.

For more information please contact us at : [email protected]

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#In December 2011, my husband and I did a 3 trek in the Annapurna region of Nepal followed by 3 days at Chitwan National Park with Happy Holidays (Kuman Gurung).  We’re in our mid-sixties and began to question our decision when various friends and family members said that it’d be way too cold and difficult at that time of the year.  Actually November and December are excellent months to trek in Nepal as it is normally dry and sunny.  Kuman is an excellent choice as he did all the planning, gaining of licenses, arranging for lodging and planning of the length of our trekking days.  We liked that he not only planned, but accompanied our group of 6, along with two other wonderful assistants (porter and guide).  One needs to understand that Nepal is a third world country, and electricity and warm water become an issue all over the country.  Our days were very warm---how I wished I’d brought a short sleeved shirt---and the nights are cold.  We hadn’t anticipated that we’d spend much of our time climbing up or down----but Nepal translates to the Himalayas so that’s what you do. (much is rock steps which can be difficult for some)  The vistas make stopping often to rest a treasure,----it is beautiful---so beautiful.  You are remote and everything is packed into the area---your meals come mainly from the gardens and are delicious!  Kuman is willing to tailor the trip’s destination and length to your ability and time frame.  He provides one with a most memorable experience, and you come away with a true appreciation of the country and people.  He also arranged our stays in Katmandu and 3 days in the Chitwan National Park.  You begin and end your trek in Pokhara and we recommend the Temple Tree Resort and the Moon Dance restaurant as a great way to end your trek.  Thank you Kuman for making our adventure in Nepal so perfect!

Charlie and Patty SeeUSA

#Namaste to Kuman and Lokenra, I write as the expedition leader of a team of 6 (3 Canadians and 3 Americans) who recently traveled for 1 month in Nepal and Bhutan using the guiding and coordinating services of Happy Holidays Treks and Expeditions, in particular Kuman and Lokendra.  This was the second expedition which these gentlemen looked after us, the first being in 2010, another month long expedition which featured trekking through the Everest region, a jungle adventure in Chitwan and an extended whitewater rafting trip on the reverred Sun Kosiriver. Our October- November2013 trip featured trekking the Annapurna region, trekking for a week in Bhutan and whitewater rafting 2 rivers - the Kali Gandaki and the BhotoKosi rivers. Needless to say, the care and expert attention provided by Kuman and Lokendra was exceptional.  Every aspect of our trip was handled flawlessly and with good humor and insight of the Nepalese culture and traditions.  Over the last 15 years, I have lead many trekking and rafting expeditions around the world and without any qualification I give the highest marks to both Kuman and Lokendra. Not only did we get full value for our money, but it was done with genuine TLC by both these wonderful gentlemen.  Even when things went off track ( which in the 3rd world - in truly remote environments -  can happen in technicolor - in this case a National Strike of workers) alternate arrangements were undertaken with ease and care - maintaining our schedule and achieving our expedition objectives. I obviously think highly of Kuman and Lokendra and strongly recommend Happy Holidays as 'the go to' trekking/expedition/rafting company in Nepal. In this regard, if you require further amplification of my comments I would be pleased to endorse this recommendation via email or telephone. Clearly, if Nepal offers a Tourism Award for best guides/guiding companies,  Happy Holidays would be a first prize winner!

Temple W. HarrisToronto, Canada

#Dear Kuman, Happy New Year and Namaste.  It has been more than a month since the Team Tim returned home from the experience of a lifetime—organized by you and your company.  It was such an amazing trip with so many different aspects to it.   We started our adventure in Nepal where you and I first met, then quickly off to Bhutan, and eventually back to Nepal and home.  The trip you organized for us contained so many different elements--- hiking, rafting and learning about the cultural aspects of the two countries.  It was an organizational nightmare, but everything ran so smoothly under your direction.  Tim, Viv and I commented about how smooth the transition was between each activity and country.  It really was one of our best adventures. I was so impressed with the way in which the guides took such very good care of us. They were all so happy to teach us about Buddhism, their country and their politics.  I thought it very special how you joined us on the trekking part of the trip. You also went that extra mile when we rafted in Nepal.  You followed our route and met us at each stop along the way to feed us, take pictures, carry our “stuff”, or whatever else our team of 6 needed.  We all became family ----Lakendra, you, and the 3 Canadian and 3 American travellers. I know that you and Tim had thousands of emails between you as you planned this extensive trip.  Tim you knew from his last trip.  He was thrilled that you had opened your own office and that he was able to have you and Lakenda organize and guide the trip respectively. I would be privileged to serve as a reference for you if a potential client requests it. You receive a five start rating from me. Thanks again,

Marlene FogeToronto, Canada