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Trip Overview of Mount Everest (EBC) Trek 14 Days

Mount Everest trek is the best choice of travelers who visit Nepal.  Since 1953, when Sir Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay climbed it for the first time. After that, the Everest region is attracting by trekkers from all over the world. this trek gives you the best magnificent mountain panoramas.  Enjoy the best hospitality of Local legendary Sherpa people with Lush Himalaya’s flora, and fauna.

The Mount Everest EBC 14 days Trek adventure starts with an exciting flight from Kathmandu to Tenzing Hillary airport at Lukla. Next, you will be trekking up the Dudh Koshi Valley. Surrounded by the soaring peaks and heading towards Namche Bazaar, the capital of the Khumbu Sherpa’s. after Jorsally nearby Namche you will have the first glimpse of Mt. Everest.  After Namche bazaar, we will trek to Tengboche Monastery, Which lies at 3,867 m.  It is one of the biggest Gompa in the Khumbu region of Nepal. It offers a 360-degree mountain view.

From Tengboche, We will trek to Pangboche and Pheriche, before arriving near the Khumbu Glacier. Furthermore, the path of the EBC trek heads to Lobuche with magnificent views of Ama Dablam, Taweche, and next to Kala Patthar [5554m]- a very famous Mt. Everest viewpoint. Our dream come true with seeing the  Khumbu icefall in the Everest Base Camp trek. We will walk at a leisurely tempo to return to Namche and Lukla to take a return flight to Kathmandu.

Highlights of Mount Everest trek

  • Scenic flight to Lukla, Abundant flora and fauna
  • Trek to the foot of the breathtaking Himalayas, the world’s highest mountain.
  • Overnight at Gorakshep, then the broad summit of Kalapathar (5,545m)
  • Amazing views of view of Different mountains, Lhotse, Nuptse, Amadablam, Thamserku, and many other mountains
  • The view of mount Everest from Kala Patthar along  with different snow cap mountains  like Mt. Lhotse (8,516 m), Mt. Nuptse (7,861 m), Mt. Pumori (7,161 m), Mt. Cho Oyu (8,201 m), Mt. Ama Dablam (6,812 m), Mt. Thamserku (6,623 m).
  • Visiting Namche Bazar and observing the culture of Sherpa’s and also going through different stunning places in the Khumbu region
  • Visit Tengboche Monastery which is one of the oldest monasteries on the history of Buddhism with its strong spiritual connection and the surrounding by striking mountains.
  • Watching different rare birds and animals like snow leopard, red panda, cheetah, musk deer, and many more.

 

Trekking is one of the EBC best routes

Adventure lovers from the world, Nepal EBC trek is the most recommended trekking route. Which consists of five of the world’s highest mountains, Mt. Everest (8,848m), Mt, Makalu (8,463m), Mt, Cho Oyo (8153m), Mt. Lhotse (8,501m), and Mt. Lhotse Shar (8,393m).

Aside from the beauty of the Himalayas, this area includes natural wonders heritage sites enlisted by UNESCO. Rich in pine forests of rhododendron (Nepalese national flower) and an endangered species of birds and animals, this trek is truly unique and memorable.

Mount Everest trek is feasible for the entire 12 months. However, due to the climate and the weather conditions of EBC trekking, We recommend to do it from the start of March to mid-May and then again from the beginning of September to mid-December.

During the winter months, snowfall may cause difficulty in traveling. On the other hand, summers are wet, and the extraordinary peaks are frequently lost in the clouds. Please read the below itinerary highlights and contact us directly to book a trip of your life.

 

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Mount Everest 14 days trek

Everest base camp trek is one of the most well-known as well as exciting treks in the world.  Trekking to EBC has also been the dream of many people. This trek is a great combination of traditional and natural beauty. Normally Everest base camp trek takes 17 – 18 times but trekking to Everest base camp in 14 days is a short trek.  This trek is an extremely adventurous and enjoyable trek.  EBC  trek in 14 days also involves variety in climate and vegetation.

The famous Sagarmatha national park which is also instead in the world’s heritage site by UNESCO also falls under this trek. Along with the world’s highest mountain, you can also get the glance of other mountains like Mt. Lhotse (8,516 m), Mt. Nuptse (7,861 m), Mt. Pumori (7,161 m), Mt. Cho Oyu (8,201 m), Mt. Ama Dablam (6,812 m), Mt. Thamserku (6,623 m), Mt. Kongde (6,187 m), Lobuche Peak (6,119 m), Island Peak (6,189 m) during this trek. Namche Bazar is a famous place in the Khumbu region where you can observe the local lifestyle of the people living in the Everest region.

Mainly people of the Sherpa and Gurung community live in the Khumbu region. That is why there are many monasteries on the trail of Everest base camp.  This trek is composed of a perfect balance of adventure, challenges, and experience. Because of this every year many people are trekking to Everest base camp. You can get the extraordinary view of the world’s highest peak Mount Everest base camp from Kala Patthar. The altitude of the Everest base camp is 5365 meters from sea level. Mount Everest 14 days trek does not require any type of special training and experience. A short trek like this is suitable for people busy with their work.

 

 Short Itinerary of Mount Everest trek

You will have to get to Kathmandu for the EBC trek in 14 days. After arriving at Kathmandu you will get a day off for roaming different places in Kathmandu. The next day you will be flying from Kathmandu to Lukla airport. After reaching Lukla airport you will be trekking to Phakding from Lukla airport. Our team member will meet you there and guide the rest of the trek. After reaching Phakding you will have the astounding view of mount Khumbila. After that, your next trekking destination is Namche Bazar.

You can reach Phakding from Namche Bazar in 5 – 6 hours and after reaching there you will stay overnight at Namche Bazar. The next day you will have a day off to roam and explore around Namche Bazar. You can get a different facility like government offices, ATM, internet, shops, and restaurant. The next day you will be trekking toward Tengboche. Tengboche is famous for the biggest and one of the oldest Tengboche monastery.  Sagarmatha National Park is also situated in Tengboche.

From here you will get the remarkable glance of Mt.Everest, Nuptse, Lhotse, Ama Dablam, and Thamserku. After visiting Tengboche you will be moving further toward Dingboche. Dingboche is famous for the Sherpa village. You will get a day off for exploring Dingboche. The next day is very exciting and will be full of fun because you will be trekking to Everest base camp. After the hectic trek of 4 hours, you will reach Everest base camp via Gorakshep.

You can enjoy the stunning view of different high snow Cap Mountain. After that, you will be trekking back to Gorakshep and staying overnight there. The next day you will have to trek to Namche Bazar from Namche Bazar which is about 7 hours of trekking. From there you will trek to Lukla and from there you can fly to Kathmandu. After reaching Kathmandu you will have final departure.

 Best time to trek to Mount Everest trek

EBC in 14 days is the short trek so, to make this short trek fruitful you must know the suitable for trekking. To know the weather and temperature of the place before trekking is very important. There are mainly four seasons in Nepal. You must have complete knowledge about the weather condition for this trek. For this you must weather an alert app on your mobile, you can also contact the weather forecast group and know about the weather at the time of your travel. Doing so will keep away from wasting time during your trek.

Remember one thing while choosing the best time, check about the temperatures and atmosphere. Make sure you are traveling at a moderate temperature so that you can avoid the coldest weather in winter and occasional rainfall in summer. In moderate temperature, the view of the sky is crystal clear and there is no precipitation in the air. Moreover, at this time the atmosphere will be dry, making you comfortable for walking. In the winter season due to the cold temperature, the sky is mostly filled with clouds making unclear vision. And at this time the day will be shorter so you have to start your trekking from early morning.

Another month that is good for EBC trek is the fall of September through November. This is the post-monsoon season and gives you a clear vision of the Himalayas. You will observe blooming flowers, wildlife, and crystal clear blue skies, which will make your heart filled with joy and peace.

Spring season

Spring season is the best time for trekking to the Himalayas in Nepal and also consider as the peak season for trekking in Nepal. You can get the real beauty of Everest base camp during this season. Spring season lasts from March and ends during the start of May in Nepal. The view of the mountains is seen crystal clear during this season. The surround also gets very enjoyable with the rhododendron blossoming everywhere throughout the trail.

Precipitation during the spring season is very low. So you can enjoy this trek without any delay and disturbance. Because of these things this season is very peak for trekking. So it is better if you book your trek early. Tea houses, hotels, and lodges will be filled during this season. The trail to Everest base camp is very comfortable to walk. You can get the beautiful glance of the mountain from the early trail of the trek. Trees and grassland gain their greenery during this month. The temperature during this month ranges from 5 degrees to 20 degrees Celsius. As this season is quiet warm you need to carry some lightweight clothes.

 Autumn season

The autumn season is the second-best season for trekking in Nepal. The autumn season starts from early September and ends in late November. This season also provides a spectacular view of the mountains. You can observe the beauty of nature with a striking view of the trail. The autumn season is also the post-monsoon time of the year.

So all the dirtiness and dust will be clean by the rain and the surrounding looks very refreshing. This is also the best time to trek to Nepal because one of the main festivals of Nepal Dashain and Tihar also falls during this month. You will get to EBC Mount Everest and observe the typical Nepali tradition.  The tail is dry during this season so it will not be difficult to walk. Though this season is the best time to trek there are few chances of precipitation. So will have to carry the necessary gear for the rain. Days are pretty warm and night is cold during this season. The temperature ranges from a maximum of 18 degrees during the daytime and falls to 10 degrees during night time. People trekking to Everest base camp during this month are also very high.

Monsoon season

The monsoon season starts from the early of July to the end of August in Nepal. Summer and monsoon fall during the same month in Nepal.  This season also gives a brilliant view of the mountains. However, for trekking Mount Everest trek in 14 days this time of the year is not suitable. As precipitation during this month are very high so trekking days might be a delay. A helicopter tour doing this month is not possible. The trekking trail is also very muddy and difficult to walk.

The tail will be full of snail and leeches everywhere. And the real threat during this season is a landslide. Because of this people trekking to EBC during this season is very low. And the hotels and lodges during this month may not be opened. The tail also becomes muddy and slippery. Due to rain and cloudy weather, you may not see the mountains clearly. You must carry an umbrella and raincoat with you all the time where ever you go.

 

Winter season

This is the coldest time of the year and starts from early December and lasts till the end of February. It is a season of snowfall in the Khumbu region. People often trek to Everest base camp during the winter season to see the real beauty of the mountains. The mountains look like the bride covered with the white dress of snow.  Seeing the highest mountain of the world covered in snow is just breathtaking.

The skies during this month are very famous and enjoyable. But this trek is not appropriate for 14 days trek. You will have to be physically fit during this month. Mount Everest trek is the extreme cold during this month the temperature ranges from a maximum of 10 degrees to minus -15 degrees during this month. You will have to carry warm clothes during this month.  If you are a loner and do not want a crowd then trekking in the winter season is perfect.

 

Preparation for Everest Base Camp trek

EBC trek 14 days needs enough preparation. I repeat Everest Base Camp trek is not an easy task. It needs lots of preparation, Planning, Effort, and a strong mindset to accomplish. Before heading to your dream destination you must know some of the most important ways for how to prepare for this trek. You need to be well hydrated for your trek. Drink 4-5 liters of water from time to time so that you can balance in the area with a low oxygen environment. Another important tip is having enough acclimatization.

You should have at least have 1 day’s acclimatization in Namche Bazaar (3,500m/ 11,500 feet) for our Mount Everest Trek. Spending more time in such high altitude area would give you an experience of a low oxygen environment. Not only this, but it will also increase the production of red blood cells so that you can carry more oxygen to go to the higher altitudes.
Please have special training that is needed for the EBC trek. Hiking up daily with carrying a weight (6kg/12lbs) on your back is not an easy task. You need to strong to carry those loads and walk throughout your journey. Cardio training, strength training, physical fitness training, cycling, mountaineering are some of the special training you should do to make you physically strong.

It is a matter of wonder about the elevation you are gaining daily. Thus you must know about the sort of elevations you are gaining beforehand. This will ease you in building the right training plan. The oxygen level at a higher level of altitude of more than 3000m will decrease. So getting oxygen on your muscles will decrease as you go higher and higher. Hence, while preparing for your Mount Everest trek at the training phase, you should practice by carrying the same amount of weight you will be carrying in your trek. The right training plan is what guides all the other preparation methods. You should initiate your training 3 to 6 months before your actual trekking. So that you can have enough time for preparing and make perfect planning.

The right clothing makes your trip comfortable and easy. You should have clothes according to the season you are traveling. It is mandatory to bring the right sleeping bag, trekking boots, and merino layers. Enough rest and proper sleep make your body healthy during the trek. So that you can gain stamina and energy losses will be less. Bring the right layers, gloves, down jacket, trekking boots, backpack, and other essential items that you need.

 

Trip information of Mount Everest trek

Here are some of the information that you will need to have before trekking.

Food  

Food is very important while trekking to every base camp. Since Everest base camp lies in the high altitude place, you will not be provided with a variety of food. Most of the hotels provide Dal, Bhat, and Tarkari which belief to very healthy. These food are rich in protein and gives you energy to trek. In addition to this you will get to eat Tibetan Breads, Oatmeal, and French toast with jam, honey, and peanut butter, Corn Flakes, Hashed brown, fried, Scrambles.  Eating food in the right amount is very important.

 Accommodation

Accommodation is not a big problem while trekking in Mount Everest. There are lots of hotels and lodges on the trail. For the first two nights of the trek, you will be staying at the hotel of Kathmandu in which you will get the facility like WIFI, Hot Shower, and AC room with the best breakfast.  But as you start gaining altitude the facility of the hotel starts to decrease. The hotels on the Khumbu region will provide you he rooms typically only 2- 3 single beds with nice and warm blankets, pillows, comfortable matrices, and a bathroom. If you are trekking in peak season it is better that you book your trek early.

Password, visa, and permit

If you are from another country you will need to have a password and visa. You will get the arrival visa at Tribhuwan International Airport, Kathmandu.  You need to have a permit for trekking to Everest base. However, for entering Sagarmatha national park you will need to have a card worth NRS 3000 per person. Another card is for entering Khumbu Pasang Lamu Rural municipality which costs about NRS 2000 per person. These are made in the Kathmandu tourism office and Pokhara.

Travel insurance

Travel insurance is very important for travailing any place. If you are traveling Mount Everest trek then having your travel insurance is a must. Trekking to the high mountain is a risky thing to do, so you will need to have insurance. There are many companies in Nepal which provide short term insurance.  And if you are connected with the trekking company then they might help you to get the right insurance. There are different policies that the insurance company provides. Having good insurance will cover personal injury, injury, repatriation expenses, and any kind of illness will be covered.

Packing list for EBC trek

Since EBC Trek 14 days is quite a long trek. So you need to pack well and need to bring enough warm clothing.  You will need to pack the gears according to the season that you are trekking. Here are some important things that you will need to carry in this trek.

  • Walking boots with waterproof and have ankle support
  • Trainer or casual shoes you can use after a day trek.
  • Hiking Shorts (3): Quick drying type, not cotton!
  • Trekking Pants (3), preferably that zip on/off at the knees so you can use as shorts also.
  • Loose, casual trousers for trekking
  • Thermal wear for colder areas
  • Lightweight underwear – Capilene or other synthetic.
  • Cotton pants or (loose jeans/khakis).
  • T-Shirts: Cotton for lower altitude walking. the synthetic is good above 2500m.
  • Thermal Underwear: Synthetic polypropylene
  • Waterproof Jacket. Quality waterproof clothing is essential. A proofed nylon or Gore-Tex jacket is recommended
  • Fleece jacket or pullover.
  • Fleece Wind-Stopper jacket (optional).
  • Goretex or warm jacket for winter trekking bring the down jacket
  •  women sports bras, Synthetic
  • Strong rucksack or large holdall to be carried by porters
  • Daysack to carry valuables such as passport, cash, camera, travel documents  personally
  • Plastic bags or stuff sacks to store
  • Plug adapter  2 round pin
  • Trail Map/Guide book
  • Journal & Pen, Pencils, and small notebooks
  •  Extra contacts or glasses
  • Quick-drying towel (medium-sized)
  • Toothbrush/paste (preferably biodegradable)
  • Multipurpose soap/handwash
  • Deodorants
  • Nail clippers
  • Face and body moisturizer
  • Feminine hygiene products
  • Small mirror
  • Wet wipes
  • Sanitizers
  • Water purification tablets or  iodine
  • Refillable Water bottles
  • Wool or fleece hat, or balaclava
  • Hat or cap for sun protection while trekking
  • Sunglasses or goggles
  • Warm gloves
  • Towel
  • Sun lotion
  • Lip balm
  • Sunglasses protect from day sunlight
  • Sleeping bag rated -20 degree Celcius  you can also get a sleeping bag liner
  • Some Extra pair of Tshirts and also shorts.
  • Trekking pole
  • Camera
  • Flashlight and battery
  • First aid kit (with moleskin for blisters)
  • Extra passport photos and photocopies of your passport

Mount Everest (EBC) Trek 14 Days - Trip Info

Trek duration: 14 Days from arrival to Departure in Nepal

highest Altitude: Kalapathar (5,545m/18,192ft.)

Best time to visit: February to May, September – Mid December are the best seasons.  During the winter months from December to Mid February, it is cold and can be snow on the trail, July & August are rainy time, trekking can be done, but visibility can be poor due to rain.

Trip Details: 14 days, 2 night’s hotels, 11 nights Lodges, Breakfast in Kathmandu, three meals a day ( breakfast, lunch, and dinner) during the trek are included.

The distance we cover 75 Km. (Round Trip)

Trekking dates: We can offer this trek on any dates during the months Feb, March, April, May, June, Sept, Oct, November, and December for a group of 2 to 12 people.

Trek Grade: Difficult

Mount Everest EBC trek is difficult to grade treks are 5 to 7 hours walking each day one or two days are a little longer too and some days are shorter. The trails are mixed starting part is well- marked and wide and the upper part is mostly less well-traveled, rockier underfoot and steeper. we are making an acclimatization day in our difficult trek after trekking3,4 days. The difficult trek goest up to 5500m height.

This is the zone of less oxygen and our bodies start to notice and adjust to the reduced air pressure (and therefore reduced availability of oxygen) We ask that you have a good level of fitness and stamina: if you’re comfortable going on multi-day walks in mountainous terrain in your home country you swim, cycle, run or take a fitness class a couple of times a week you should find this trek within your means. You don’t need to be an experienced trekker to enjoy this trip but you should feel very comfortable hiking in the mountains,. The chances of altitude sickness are hight on this trek so you need to trek slowly and drink plenty of water and carry enough warm clothing.

Equipment Renting and buying: We advise you to bring all of your clothing and gear from home, however, in Kathmandu, there are many shops to buy and rent trek related equipment. We advise you to bring all of your clothing and gear from home, however, in Kathmandu, there are many shops to buy and rent trek related equipment.

Your trekking luggage:  You will have 1 porter for 2 trekkers basis to carry your luggage. the maximum weight per trekkers is 15 kg as we never overload our porters. however, you only carry your valuables in your backpack., including your sleeping bag, and down jacket; other items not required on a trek can be stored in our office or your hotel in Kathmandu.

Accommodation in EBC trek

Accommodation in the Mount Everest EBC trek is a local lodge or in teahouse. There is a luxury to basic tea houses, on this package we use a basic tea house lodge. You will sleep in a basic room with a bed, mattress, bed cover, and pillow. You need your own sleeping bag and better to have a sleeping bag liner also. The facilities are quite basic at the lodge. Some places there is no electricity but they have solar power in the dining room and. You can charge your battery for cell phone and camera at extra cost.

Food on Mount Everest EBC Trek: you will have a choice of food during the trek. Most of our trekking package is a full board basis, which covers your breakfast, lunch, and dinner. You can choose the food from the menu at tea house prices that are fixed by a National park or conservation area project. There is local to international hygienic food choices.

We suggest you eat at the same tea house where you stay. To be vegetarian is better in high altitude and remote area. The meet items are carried in a long way, so not fresh. The typical Nepali food is Dal Bhat ( Rice lentil, mixed vegetable curry, and pickle)

For breakfast, you will have a choice of pancakes (plain, apple, cinnamon, lemon, etc.) served with peanut butter or honey; porridge; egg items (scrambled, boiled, fried, omelet); bread (toast, chapatti). Lunch and dinner you can have Nepali local food Dal Bhat, pasta, pizza, garlic soup, momos, curry, macaroni, and other rice and noodle-based dishes are served.

Your Trek Leader and Support staff

Your EBC trek is leading by or experience trekking guide and porter who are joining you from Kathmandu. All of our guides have trained for and attained a Trekking Guide license provided by the Government. The license exam is organized by TAAN and Nepal Academy of Tourism and Hotel Management (NATHAM) every year. They have vast knowledge about the trekking trails and kinds of medical treatments and emergency services of first aids, altitude sickness, and other relevant issues. Your belongings will be safely taken by our Porter, making your walk easy, more pleasant, and comfortable. Our porter will carry a maximum of 30 kg in total for 2 trekkers’ bag. If you have any extra weight, We suggest you hire another porter and will cost extra cost.

Transportation: Lukla Flight

To start our Mount Everest trek we will fly to Lukla. which is a small Sherpa village, is located at an altitude of 2800 meters above sea level. Kathmandu to Lukla flight offers you spectacular views of 18 highest peaks, and interestingly, four of them lie above the altitude of 8000 meters. It is about 35 minutes flight from Kathmandu. however in busy season time flight are divert from Ramechhap to Lukla, To get Ramechhap you need to drive 4 hours. We will take you to the airport and back to the hotel by private transport 2 times for the trip.

 

Passport and Visa info

First, be sure you have a valid passport with at least 6 months’ validity from the return date.  You can obtain visas for Nepal from the Nepalese Consulate in your country or upon arrival in Kathmandu Airport. USD 30 or equivalent convertible currency for 15 days for single/multiple entries. If you get a visa till 30 days It is USD 50 or equivalent convertible currency. USD 125 or equivalent convertible currency for 90 days for single/multiple entries

You can get a Nepal visa prior to arrival from the Nepalese Embassy in your home country. Likewise, you can easily get an upon arrival visa at Kathmandu airport and other different borders from Nepal.

We find that most travelers find themselves in difficulty as sometimes; they don’t carry money to get a visa at the time of their arrival. There is no ATM inside the visa section. Though there is a provision of ATM outside, it is more likely that sometimes it doesn’t work. So, for your comfort, we recommend you bring the cash US$ to get them on arrival visa.

Money Exchange for the trek

for your extra expenses to your Mount Everest EBc trek, you can exchange it to Nepali rupees. Nepal banknotes comes in Rupees, 5, 10, 20, 50, 100, 250, 500, 1000 denominations. Coins come in Rupees 1, 2, 5, and 10 denominations. Foreign currencies must be exchanged only through banks or authorized money exchangers. The receipts of such transactions are to be obtained and retained. Visitors can exchange foreign currency at the foreign exchange counter at the airport upon arrival too, Although their rates are quite low so better you can exchange in the city.

You can also get money from ATM machines there are many in the city and it allows you a maximum of 40,000 per day. Visitors other than the Indian nationals have to make the payment in foreign currency (non-Indian currency) in the hotel. It also applies to book your trekking and tour. During the Gosaikunda trek, you need local Nepali rupees for your extra expenses. So you can carry enough amount for the trek there are no ATM facilities along the way except Dhunche.

Note: Most of the Bank and money changers in Nepal will not accept foreign currency notes that are old, torn, or faded. Please ensure that you have new, clean notes.

 

Drinking water during your EBC Trek:  

 We suggest you at least drink 3/4 liters of water per day while you are on the EBC trekking trail. While bottled mineral water can be purchased all over Kathmandu and along popular trekking trails, plastic water bottles are a significant problem in Nepal’s mountain areas. So instead of relying on bottled water, travelers should instead purify their water.

You can take water purification tablets and iodine liquid to purify the water. They are small, cheap, and light to carry, another better way is to get water filters they are low to carry and easy to use. You can bring two reusable water bottles. So that you always have one bottle to drink from, while the water in your other bottle is being purified.

 Showers and electricity – Most of the tea houses in the Mount Everest EBC trek have a solar hot shower and have cold showers available. Few of them have gas Guizar or electricity hot shower. Few places every charge the cost for hot showers for the extra cost of around USD 3 to 4. Electricity is usually available in most part of the route with hydropower, you are able to charge your battery for cameral and phone, normally they charge extra cost about USD 1 to 2 for full battery charging.

Mount Everest EBC trek  group size

Our EBC trek group sizes are quite small and from 2 people to 10. We always make a small group to reduce the impact on the environment and to enable us to provide a more personal service. The maximum group size on most of our treks/tours is 12 and the minimum group size is 2. if you are a single traveler we also operate a private solo trip for you. After the COVID 19 pandemic, we are now making our trekking group size in a 10-person limit, this also makes it easy to provide you the best service and look after all of you from your trekking guide and porter. So any number are you are don’t matter you can book your trip with us we are happy to run the best holiday for you.

Health and Fitness: The main things in Mount Everest is needed your positive thinking and you need to able to walk 5/6 hours in the rocky trail. You can be fit for the trek before you arrive here by doing small exercises in your home country. The more stamina you built up is easier to trek for Nar Phu valley. To boost your stamina you can do running, cycling, Zumba, or some yoga practices. You will be walking 5 to 7 hours a day during the so be prepare for your legs. The best exercise you can do in-home is squats and lunges.

Altitude sickness:  Our entire EBC trek itinerary is designed to climb slowly to prevent altitude sickness. When we ascend above 2500 meters, our bodies have to acclimatize to the decreasing amount of the oxygen available. The early symptoms are a headache, extreme fatigue, and loss of appetite. The only cure for Acute Mountain Sickness is to descend. When we climb slowly, avoid alcohol during your trek, eat crabs food, drink ¾ liters of water daily will help you.

Communication  during Mont Everest EBC Trek

In Mount Everest trek the use of internet service will be available at the lodges with some extra service charge. while you are in EBC trek here are telephones facilities in many villages. You can make international calls and in most of the places has wifi facilities. Now You can contact your family and friends via the lodges. Our guide has a cellular phone and We’ll communicate to them frequently to know the trek and your health. Furthermore, we are making sure to make sure you’re fine, safe, feel right, and have everything up there. Also, the easy way now is you can get the local sim card on arrival at the airport which has a 4g/3g network in most of the route.  Now Most of the places in the trekking route have wifi service available Normally Wi-Fi works every part of the trek in lodge/lodges which will be provided with a minimal fee or someplace have free.

Travel rescue Insurance

We suggest you have a full travel insurance package that covers medical, personal accident, emergency evacuation, furthermore, it should also include, trip cancellation, loss of gears, natural calamity, theft of or damage to baggage, etc. While you trek in the high altitude some time you get illnesses, small injured, or get sick. If you will get any problem and get ill or injured during your trek, Above the Himalaya trekking will taking care of you and in an emergency, we will rescue you.

If small injuries and health problems and altitude sickness are getting during the trek. Our staff will descend to you immediately. For the more serious medical issues, emergency  Above the Himalaya trekking company will arrange a helicopter rescues for you.

We need a guarantee of payment from your Insurance company or a cash deposit or a promise in Kathmandu. While you are trekking with Above The Himalaya Trekking, we will arrange the travel rescue insurance and initial payments. We will claim the refund to your insurance company again. Make sure when you buy the insurance it should cover bother rescue and medical assistance. We suggest you giving your full insurance information while you book your trip with us. For an emergency case, this will help us to arrange a quick and effective rescue operation and get emergency medical help.

EBC trek Package Cost

Mount Everest trek cost depends on your group size how you travel by bus or private car and your trekking staff. Our package includes a trekking guide, porter, transportation by private car. It also includes the necessary trekking permits, accommodation meals, all service charges, and taxes. You can do the half board package also just hiring guide, porter, get permits. for your meals and accommodation during the trek, you can pay by yourself also. You can browse these pages more for details price and trip dates.

Tipping Info:

In the hospitality industry of Nepal, the workers except for some tips while you are in your tour or Trekking

While you are on the tour and trekking, you can tip to the guide and porter. Normally, people tip 10% of their payable amount. If you have booked the full board package for your trekking and tour. but if you just hire guide and porter service you can tip differently like a per day calculation basis.

We don’t suggest tipping while you have something to eat at the restaurant as they have already taken a 10% service charge, and 13% Government Taxes. However, while you enter the hotel, the bell boy may expect some tipping.

Flight delay/cancelation  and changes in the itinerary:

Be aware that Lukla flights are based on weather conditions can sometimes lead to flight delays or changes. We always endeavor to make sure you reach your destination on time. And for your Mount Everest EBC trek, we will re-arrange your ticket to the next available flight.

In the case of delaying Lukla flights, the client is responsible to bear all additional expenses including food and accommodation costs. If you wish to make alternative arrangements such as Helicopter flight to avoid flight delays, all additional costs would be your responsibility.

in case of flight delays to Lukla on this EBC trek 14 days, we will endeavor to accommodate you with the same hotel you use in Kathmandu on your arrival day. if It is not available we will look for other hotels for your availability until we have a confirmed flight for you. We will adjust the itinerary to ensure you get as much time as possible in the mountains. This may mean reducing/removing the Kathmandu nights at the end of the trip.

If in case the flight from Lukla to Kathmandu is canceled you will be asked to cover the additional night cost and food as well. You will be rebooked for your flight the next day. If flights can not operate due to extremely bad weather: In extreme conditions, the regular flights cannot operate. In such cases, We can assist you by providing helicopter service for your Everest luxury trek. You will be asked to pay this extra cost (less the regular flight ticket price). You may wish to place a claim for this with your insurance company on return to your home country

Trip extension

After completing you 14 days Mount Everest EBC trek, if you have more time you can do different activities in Nepal. You can go to Chitwan National park for a Jungle safari tour or can do a day Rafting trip.  Pokhara is a famous place for different adventure activities like Paragliding, Ultralight flight, Bungy Jump. We can arrange different tours and put these extra activities as optional tours and They are not included in your package cost.

You can arrange these activities with us at a good discounted price.  If you need a hotel or flight ticket services after the trek we can arrange at a reasonable cost. you can do the tour in Kathmandu city also or join a 1-hour scenic flight over Mount Everest. Furthermore, we are also offering Tibet and Bhutan tours.

 

 

 

Detailed Itinerary of Mount Everest (EBC) Trek 14 Days

We will meet you at Kathmandu Tribhuvan International Airport, and you will be transferred to the hotel. Where you will have your time to freshen up we have short meeting to start the trek from tomorrow. introduce your guide and check your trek equipementsa and other details.  If you arrive at night, guide will meet you at  the next day early morning.

The early morning we fly from Kathmandu to Lukla via mountain flight of about 40 minutes scenic flight. Sometimes the flight gets to Lukla from Ramechhap airport also a 4-hour drive from Kathmandu.  If weather permits We can see the spectacular views of the mountains, including Everest, as we enter the deep gorge of the Dudh Kosi valley. On arrival Lukla, you will meet your trekking porter. The first day of our journey starts from here. Today is a mostly flat and easy walk with the best view of Mt Nupla (5885m), Kusum Kangaru (6367m), and Kwongde Range. We can see the nice countryside and terraces view on our left, That is the part of Jiri Everest trek the old route. We then take a leisurely walk for about 3 hours to  Phakding village. You can take it easy and walking around nearby places of Phakding. Enjoy your staying Overnight at the lodge.

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner.

After breakfast, we start our journey in the morning. Today we will mostly follow The VAlley of  Dudh Koshi River. We pass 2 small suspension bridges meandering through the pines, This takes us to the small village of Monjo. Your guide will show your Sagarmatha National park permit here at the checkpoint.  From here we will have short climbing to Jhorsalle, We can enjoy the local lunch here before start climbing. Furtherfume, we will pass waterfalls and other culturally and naturally occurring items of interest. After the big suspension bridge, We will have the first glimpse of Mount Everest. We can also get the view of your mount  Kusum Kanguru (6369m) Thamserku (6608m), and the peak of Nuptse (7879 m). We need to climb more steps to arrive at the beautiful village of Namche Bazaar (3440m). It will afford you further spectacular views and a comfortable place to spend the second night of the trek.

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner.

Today is an acclimatization day. You can better do short hiking to little high altitude will help you to acclimatize your body.

Set in a natural amphitheater looking across to the jagged ridge of Kongdi Ri(6187m), Namche Bazaar is one of the most attractive settlements in the Khumbu region. We will have rest today to make your body comfortable for the altitude gain. It is better to walk higher and back to sleep at the same elevation. Therefore, we make a short acclimatization trek up to Khumjung and Syangboche airstrip, a delightful Sherpa village above Namche. We can also visit the famous market place with the beautiful panoramic view You can also enjoy the splendid views of Everest, Ama Dablam, Thamserku, Nuptse, Lhotse, Tawche, and Kwangde, and so on.

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner.

Today our walk is a pleasure and easy in the first part mostly flat up. We mostly walking through the forest and the mountains are getting more closer to us. We are following the path of a small hillside high above the Dudh Kosi River.  On arrival Phungithanga. We will pass the trails which have some water-powered prayer wheels and begin a sustained climb through a forest of tall, mature rhododendrons. We can look out for musk deer and Himalayan tahr among the trees. after crossing the River we start climbing in a forest. Finally, we arrive at Tengboche  (3870m), This village is scattered across a vast, grassy saddle below a crescent-shaped ridge covered by scrub pines and firs. Enjoy the best view on our today walking with Mount  Amadablam (6856m), standing proud of the massif containing Everest (8848m), Nuptse (7861m), Lhotse (8501m), and inspiring views of Himalayan giants. After check in to the local guesthouse, you have time to visit the Big Monastery in the Khumbu region.

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner.

Early morning you can get the spectacular view of Mountains and also the monasteries. After our breakfast we are leaving the Monastery. The journey of today goest to the north and soon cross the Dudh Kosi river by way of a small suspension bridge that spans a deep gorge in the river valley. We are using the same trail till the Orsho and from here take the lower path along the west bank of the Imja Khola. We will enjoy walking  through the forest of birches conifers, and rhododendrons. As we follow the river northward, the trails pass through several chortens and mani walls and small villages. Today’s walk offers views of the Mt.Tawache, Ama Dablam, and to the north-Pokalde (5741m), Kongma-Tse (5820m), and the high wall of Nuptse. Dingboche is also the gateway to Chukung and farther beyond for the most challenging traverses towards the Makalu area. We enjoy the beautiful array of fields enclosed by stone walls to protect the barley, buckwheat, and potatoes. Overnight stay in Dingboche.

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner.

We are already in a higher place so it is essential to spend an additional night here to aid in the acclimatization process.  We can enjoy the short hiking to the small Nangkartshang Gompa, It is 400m up on the ridge north of Dingboche. You can enjoy the excellent view of Makalu (8463 m) from here.  There are different hiking places nearby some people also  trek to Chhukung (4,730m). It is 4/5 hours trek so betetr you can skip this. If you are looking to the north of Dingboche, there are spectacular views of Lhotse’s massive South Face.

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner.

Today our destination is to the Lobuche. On start our journey we will follow the downward path to the village of Pheriche.  We can get the beautiful views of cholatse across the valley in the joint trial. We get to steps up from where the trails climb up and over the terminal moraine of Khumbu glacier. Today’s walk offers views of the Mt.Tawache, Ama Dablam, and to the north-Pokalde (5741m), Kongma-Tse (5820m), and the high wall of Nuptse. The path follows a pleasant, grassy valley. We also get to see the windswept collection of huts tucked in a narrow meadow between the glacier and the Lobuche peak. We are getting the best views of the  Tawoche Peak  and Mount  Nuptse from Lobuche. Stay overnight at lodge.

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner.

Today is the very exciting day of our trek as in the afternoon we will go to visit the famous Everest base camp. We start the trek with the narrow gap between the glacial moraine and the mountain walls which past turn off to the Italian pyramid. You can see the Khumbu glacier on the edge of the moraine. After we will follow the rocky path with the mountain winds.  We are again rewarded by the best view of Mt. Pumori, Nuptse, and other magnificent peaks. Finally, We are at Gorakshep.

Having lunch at Gorakshep, We are starting walking to the Everest base camp. It is roughly about 3.5km one way.  We walk in the rocky dunes and with moraine and small streams. Everest base camp gives us a chance to experience the freezing and harsh conditions that mountaineers brave to summit this famous mountain. you can also see the many climbers in season time who are attempting the Summit of Mount Everest. After exploring the base camp area and pictures we trek back to Gorakshep for our overnight sleep.

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner.

Mornings are usually sparkling and bright, and this is the best time to climb the Kala Patthar ( about 2 km one way) for one of the world’s definitive mountain views. We will get the best view of the Earth. The dramatic panoramic views of Mt Everest and surrounding mountains like Mt. Pumori, Mt. Lingtren, Mt. Khumbetse, Mt. Nuptse, Mt. Lhotse, Mt. Ama Dablam, Mt. Thamserku along with many other peaks.

You will have an easy walk for about 2hrs to reach Lobuche and continue climbing down Dughla. from here the trails down the moraine to Dughla and drops to the bridge over the gushing stream that flows out of the glacier. finally, we are at Pheriche and  Stay overnight at the lodge.

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner.

We are trekking back to Namche today from the same trail. On the start of the journey we will follow the down the hillside with covering the forest of rhododendron and juniper trees. It takes approximately four hours to Tyangboche. It is a small village with a famous monastery offering you splendid views of Mt. Amadablam, lush green hills, and river views.

All the way down we arrive at Dudh Koshi river and pass the suspension bridge onwards to the Kyanjum. Here we mee the junction of the trinity ways to Gokyo Valley, Khumjung village, and Namche Bazaar. The dense wildlife of some species of Pheasants, Himalayan Griffons, Musk deer, and the wild goat, can be found in abundance inside the rhododendron forest. The evening explores the small surrounding area with magnificent scenery.

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner.

We have almost come to the end of our walking in the Himalayas. We have final descend of Lukla all the way down today.  The downhill trails till Dudhkosi is quite tough today as it is steeply down. Once you cross the high suspension bridge, we are trekking in little flat downhill trail. The trail today is on the mostly famou forrest of rhododendron, and pine forests with the view of distance snow covered peak before arriving Phakding. After having lunch in this small our first stop village. We enjoy the easy and flat trail now. It offers you the lush green scenery. You can see some of the small mountain houses on your right down. We will pass small local mountain scenery and local Sherpa village with the mountain scenery. Finally, we are at Lukla. you can have rest and enjoy the hot shower here. If you are not tired enough you can be roaming around the town in the. But be careful you will have a morning flight tomorrow to Kathmandu.

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner.

Saying a final goodbye to our porters, we will have a flight back to Kathmandu of an exciting 35 to 40 minutes. (It also can be an extra day in case of bad weather in Lukla, which makes the Lukla flight delayed and cancel.). You may have time to relax after a long journey and take back your breath and rest at your hotel with ending your Everest base camp  trek.

Meals included: Breakfast.

Today is free or the last minute. You have a few hours of exceptional shopping for your relatives. We will drop you at Kathmandu airpor for your flying back home.We wish for your a Safe journey.

Meals included: Breakfast.

Not satisfied with this itinerary? Cutomize Now

Above the Himalaya, Trekking has made every effort to keep our price as competitive as possible by still providing an excelling service to our customers. We pay our porters and guide the legal wages agreed with the porters union, our trekking staffs are some of the best paid in Nepal which allow us to attract only the best guides and porters and we have the same amount of Insurance for guide and porter which is more than Government fixed amount. All our prices are net, and there is no hidden cost, everything is clear on cost includes and excludes this is the main reason all our customers are happy with our service. For up to date cost for the trip, please contact us.

Cost Includes

  • Kathmandu Airport to Hotel and back to Airport transfers by tourist coach.
  • Your hotel twin sharing accommodation in Kathmandu, Includes breakfast.
  • Trekking guide who certified and licensed from Government and got training on high altitude sickness, first aid.
  • Local trekking porter from Lukla
  • trekking staff, food, accommodation, salary, equipment, insurance, clothing.
  • Kathmandu to Lukla and back Kathmandu flight ticket.
  • Local Tea house also called guest house/ lodges twin sharing during your journey.
  • Your daily meal   (breakfast, lunch, and dinner). you can choose your meals from menu, there are different types of food available.
  • Sagarmatha National Park Everest trekking permit
  • Local permit fees for Khumbu Gaunpalika
  • The guide will carry basic medical supply first aid kee.
  • Above the Himalaya duffel bag. ( If you need, please let us know before you book the trip and remind us before you arrive in Kathmandu so that easy for us to prepare.)
  • All the trip information and details for the trek.
  • Above the Himalaya Gifts and Trekking certificate after finish your trek.
  • We offer you 1 dinner in Kathmandu in Nepali restaurant
  • Government taxes and service charges.

Cost Excludes

  • Meals in Kathmandu except for breakfast at your hotel.
  • Airfare to Nepal
  • Nepal entry visa fee, you can get a Nepal visa upon arrival in the Airport.
  • Alcoholic, hot and cold drinks, hot water, hot and cold showers.
  • Personal expenses such as laundry, telephone calls, sweets, snacks, beverages and bar bills, camera battery charging.
  • Travel Insurance (Essential – Should include emergency evacuation coverage while trekking up to 5500+ meters).
  • Personal trekking equipment, you can buy and rent in Kathmandu trekking stores
  • gratitudes  for tour/ trekking staffs and driver
  • Others your personal expenses not mentioned cost includes section.
Fixed Departure Date & Cost
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2021 Jan 19 14 days US$ 1450 2-10 PaxJoin Group
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    14 Days

  • Tri Destination

    Destination
    Nepal

  • Trip Group Size

    Group Size
    2-12 Person

  • Accomodation in Trip

    Accomodation
    Hotel & Tea house -Lodge

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    Kalapathar (5,545m/18,192ft)

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Mount Everest (EBC) Trek 14 Days
Frequently Asked Questions

How much weight loss in Everest base camp trek?

Truly speaking, The trek is a grueling journey. And you most need good stamina and strong confidence to accomplish this journey. Trekking up and down continuously for 7-8 hours would take a lot of energy. Thus you would probably lose 3-4kg weight for 14 days trekking. However, taking a proper amount of food, water, and having enough rest during this trek would lessen the weight you may lose.

How long will it take to trek Everest base camp?

Well, this question has no exact answer for how long the trek would take. The number of days directly depends upon your trekking packages, your mindset about the trekking. Generally, Everest Base camp trek can take 7 days in minimum to accomplish and up to 20 days in maximum. On average this trek needs 12 days to complete.

How to avoid the trekkers on Everest base camp trek?

Well, if you are a solo traveler and always wanted to walk alone. Then you should pick an off-season trekking months (June, July, December, February). It is because EBC trek being the popular trekking destination is packed in other months. However, walking alone, skipping the acclimatization may help you to avoid trekkers.

How hard is Everest base camp trek?

Walking in the lap of the giant mountains is not an easy task. There is some difficulty with this trek. The entire trek is not difficult, but carrying heavy backup and climbing the up-beaten road is a grueling task. However, along the way, there is a tough road. It is especially when you reach the greatest height. Those who are used to walking for long-distance would find this journey easy.

How to avoid the trekkers on Everest base camp trek?

Well, if you are a solo traveler and always wanted to walk alone. Then you should pick an off-season trekking months (June, July, December, February). It is because EBC trek being the popular trekking destination is packed in other months. However, walking alone, skipping the acclimatization may help you to avoid trekkers.

How much is full rescue insurance for Everest base camp trek?

You know that traveling in high altitude places is always risky. So you must have full rescue insurance for EBC trek. You should ask for your travel agent where you can get a travel insurance policy.
Full rescue insurance covers your emergency medical evacuation, baggage loss, or any trip cancellations. This insurance covers all the risks associated with your travel during the trek. It will cost $150, for 30 days of travel insurance.

How much to tip Everest base camp trek?

There is no forceful obligation for tipping the exact amount to the guide/porter. However, the reasonable recommendation for tipping your guide will be 10 to 15 % of the salary. This will be equivalent to $10 for the guide and porters $5- per day. But keep in mind that, this tip is from the whole group of travelers. Not each amount. Tipping 10% of the salary is fair enough.

What do I need for the Everest base camp trek?

There are lots of stuff you must bring on your Everest Base camp trek. Remember that, your Everest base camp trek is only possible with proper planning and the right gear. You are going to have a long packing list of types of clothes, shoes/shocks, sleeping bags, eateries/snacks, medical items, electronic items, and other essentials according to your list. Thus take enough time for packing for EBC trek.

How much money do I need for Everest Base Camp Trek?

Well, your Everest Base camp trek cost of the cost of your entire journey for 14 days. These costs include your transportation cost, flight cost, insurance cost, packages cost, food and accommodation cost, TIMS and ACAP cost, shopping list cost, etc. Thus it depends upon your choice upon those items and your ability to customize. We above the Himalaya team offer you a reasonable cost of US$ 1450 per person in a group trek (2-16max).

 

Is Everest base camp trek worth it?

The obvious answer to this question is always yes. Trekking in the Everest region would realize you what heaven looks like. And be ready that, your 14 days Everest Base camp trek will offer you magical view, greatest adventurous, serene surrounding, sparkling mountains, and many more. Get ready to accumulate exciting memory experience from the beautiful country Nepal.

How long is the trek to Everest base camp?

Everest Base camp trek is a 130 km round trip. Thus on average 14 days trek will be the best option for completing this trek. You can easily complete this trek within 14 days. However, the choice is yours you can also customize this trek based on your needs.

What foods help with altitude sickness?

Altitude sickness is a measure problem in the Himalayan region. So, consuming the right nutritious food would help to cope with the Altitude sickness problem. Thus, you should eat food that is rich in potassium for instance avocados, bananas, druid fruit, tomatoes, potatoes, etc. the main medicine food is Garlic soup.

Does chocolate help with altitude sickness?

In addition to potassium-rich food, food containing complex carbohydrates should be consumed during your trek. This will helps to stabilize your blood sugar and balancing energy. Thus having sweets and chocolate are always good ideas to balance energy.

 

Where does Everest base camp trek start from?

Your 14 days Everest Base Camp trek starts from Lukla. You can take a short 30 mins flight from Kathmandu to reach Lukla. After that, you have to start your trekking from Phakding.

What is the trail like in Everest Base Camp?

Everest base camp trek possesses a moderate level of trek difficulty. The trail in EBC is mostly uneven and unpaved. Additionally, the trail consists of lots of ups and downs. Thus, bringing a comfortable sports shoes are advisable.

How many people trek to Everest base camp per year?

Being the most prominent, exciting trekking destination of Nepal. People from all over the world influxes in the Everest region. According to the record, about 40,000 people are encountered in Lukla airport for trekking in the Everest Base Camp region.

When is the Best Time of Year for the Everest Base Camp Trek?

For a successful and exciting Everest Base Camp trek, choosing the right months to trek is equally important. Spring and autumn seasons are the best seasons for trekking EBC. At this time of the year, you will have a clear view of a favorable environment.

What toiletries to pack for base camp Everest trek?

Toiletries are equally important essential gear to be brought in your EBC trek. Proper hygiene will make you physically and mentally strong. Thus bringing all the toiletries in EBC trek would ease your journey. This includes Toothbrush and toothpaste, Floss, deodorant, wipes, soap/shampoo, toilet paper, hand sanitizer, face wash, pocket mirror, and many more.

 

Jiri to Everest base camp trek how much kilometers?

The other route to go to Everest Base camp is from Jiri. You will have to cover a total distance of 185 kilometers when you are opting for this route. This trail consists of alpine forests, glacial rivers, and various dynamic creatures. Thus traveling through this trail gives you a chance to explore nature in detail.

How to prepare for Mt Everest base camp trek?

Build the right training plan for a successful Everest base camp. Get your immunization stronger before going to the trek. I am sure that, this trek is going to take a lot of effort. You need to have different training such as Cardio-vascular training, aerobic training, multi-day training, walking space training, acclimatization tips, and so on. You should consult the expert and trainer for having the right preparation.

What is the highest elevation you would climb for EBC trek?

Everest Base camp lies at an altitude of 5500 m. The highest point you will be traveling for this trek is Kala Patthar which lies at 5550. You will be gaining 500-600 m altitude each day by traveling 6-7 hours per day. Kala Patthar is the vantage point of this trek, from here you will observe the closest view of majestic mountains. Thus, having an appropriate exercise routine is suggested for you.


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