Everest Base Camp Trekking-16 days
Everest Base Camp Trekking 16 days is the most classical and popular trekking trail in the overall trekking regions of Nepal. This region receives outnumbered visitors as it has reputation at the pinnacle of the mountaineering platform of the world. Along with being the most popular one, it is also the most classic one as well. Moreover, the ultimate goal of this trekking trail is to let its visitors reach the laps of the highest mountain peak in the world.
Everest Base camp Trekking 16 days has been known to offer satisfactory adventures. A lot of professionals have the desire to climb at the top of the highest peak in the world and set a new record. If not to the top of the peak, at least to the laps instead. This reason makes the base camp obtain hundreds of visitors each year.
Everest Base Camp Trekking16 days starts from Lukla and ends at Lukla itself. This place is a beautiful one, considered as developing. Lukla comprises of a small airstrip, the place is frequently active for trekkers at most of the times. Viewpoints in the path to the Base Camp provides you dazzaling panoramic views of snow-capped mountain peaks such as Mt Lhotse [8,516m/27,940ft], Mt Makalu [8,462m/27,762ft] and Cho Oyu [8,201m/26,906ft] and Mt Everest [8,848m/29,029ft] itself.
Lukla, Namche Bazaar, Hotel Everest View, Sagarmatha National Park, Tengboche and the holy mosnatery, Kalapatthar and Everest Base Camp are popular places in Everest Base Camp Trekking.
Everest Trekking has been popular ever since Sir Edmund Hillary [New Zealand] and Tenzing Norgay Sherpa [Nepal] first conquered the summit of the peak.
Everest Base camp Trekking 16 days begins with a sightseeing tour in Kathmandu valley to UNESCO World Heritage sites. These sites are culturally, religiously and historically magnifecent.
Highlights of Everest Base Camp Trekking 16 days
- A scenic flight from Lukla to Kathmandu
- Namche Bazar, Hotel Everest View, Sherpa Cultural Museum, Tibetan Market etc.
- Sagarmatha National Park and its Himlayan Flora and Fauna
- Sherpa People and their life style
- Kalapatthar and Everest Base Camp and mountain views:Mt Lhotse [8,516m/27,940ft], Mt Makalu [8,462m/27,762ft] and Cho Oyu [8,201m/26,906ft] and Mt Everest [8,848m/29,029ft] itself.
We will offer three star accommodations in Kathmandu . If you want to upgrade the accommodation, you have to pay some extra. Mountain accommodation during the trekking days will be very ordinary and basic. All accommodation will be on twin sharing basis. Single supplementary has to pay extra. We spend the night at lodges and guesthouses. We occasionally get attached bathrooms ( in Phakding, Naamche and Dingboche). eNepaltour Pvt. Ltd. tries its best to book the A grade accommodation in the mountain prior to the trekking unlike other populated regions.
We provide only breakfast in Kathmandu and all three meals during the trekking days. In the trekking days, you pick up the item mentioned in the menu at the lodge or guesthouse and you will enjoy it. Sometimes, in a big group, you may have buffet service too. This takes place especially in peak trekking season (Sept-Nov). Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner will be provided at the guesthouse where we spend the night, lunch somewhere in the middle of the next destination and dinner at the guesthouse where we stay tonight. We offer you typical organic Nepali cushion which are really amazing to taste in the mountain.
Best Time to Travel
Autumn (Sept. to Nov.) and spring (March to May) are the best time for Trekking in Nepal. The weather is delightful and pleasant during autumn. The mountain views are astonishing.
The hills are wrapped with beautiful flowering rhododendron during spring. Mjaority of the trekkers find Spring best time for Everest Base Camp Trek since they love to see flowering rhododendron.
Winter( Dec-Feb) will be very harsh due to cold and cloudy weather which hide the mountain peaks.
Summer will be too hot for some trekkers. Heavy rainfall occurs and disturbs the transportation and even walk in the mountain.
Physical Condition and Experience
Those who can walk 5-7 hours in the mountain can do this trek. Everest Base Camp Trekking is a moderate and sometimes it becomes challenging too, trek in Everest Region Trekking . Regular exercise, jogging and short hiking enhance your stamina and confidence. Prior trekking experience and technical skills are recommended . These prior skills will be an asset for it.
Getting to the trailhead and Away
We fly from Kathmandu to Lukla. It is short 35 minutes flight. Lukla is the beginning point of Everest Base Camp Trekking. We again end our Everest Base Camp Trekking at Lukla and take a scenic flight to Kathmandu.
Threats and Safety
We do not really face such terrible threats during this trekking. There is no any slippery and steep trail during Everest Base Camp Trekking. Relatively, Everest region is safer than other trekking regions in Nepal.
There are few cases the trekkers suffered from altitude sickness. It may be because dehydration and lack of stamina. Report it to you trekking leader or guide if you have any health inconveniences. You will immediately be rescued. Drink plenty of hot drinks and do not smoke in the higher elevation. Have balanced diet and have sound sleep.
Note: If you have serious health problem, please consult doctor or inform us before departure to the trailhead.
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Day 01 - Arrive at Tribhuwan International Airport Kathmandu
Arrive in Tribhuvan International Airport .Our representative will receive you at the airport and trasafer to the hotel. After you get refressed, we have a short orientation meeting introducing guide, porter and the description about the trip. We also prepare the necessary equipment. Be with 3 passport size photographs, passport and travel insurance. Overnight at hotel in Kathmandu.
Day 02 - Kathmandu Valley Sightseeing Tour and Preparation for the Trek
We begin our valley sightseeing after breakfast at around 8. This is a guided sightseeing. We have a van or car and a professional city guide.Our visit is to UNESCO World Heritage sites located withn the valley like Pashupatinath, Swyombbunath, Bouddhanath, Patan etc. We have lunch during our tour. After lunch we still continue our city tour and we end today's tour at around 4. In the evening, we can get the equipments that we require for the trek. Overnight at hotel in Kathmandu.
Day 03 - Fly to Lukla and Trek to Phakding (2652m/8699ft (Walking Distance: 8 KM) Duration: 3 hours
It is a short and scenic flight of 35 minutes. The take off takes place from Tribhuwan International Airport domestic. Sometimes, we have our flights disturbed due to unfavorable weather condition. For this we have to be patient.
During Lukla flight, you will witness mesmerizing mountain summits to the north.Upon our arrival at Lukla airport, we meet our entire team and alongwith porters, we begin trekkking to Phakding. Phakding is located at the lower elevation than Lukla. This trek today is on the flat and descent. Teahouse Overnight at Phakding.
Day 04 - Trek from Phakding to Namche [3,440m/11,280ft] that takes 6 and a half hours. Teahouse overnight
We begin today's trek after breakfast. Today, we enter into Sagarmatha National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage site located at the highest elevation in the world. Jorsalle is the entry point where we get our National Park Entry checked. Then, the trail ascends to a suspension bridge. After suspension bridge, the trail is all the way up and steep and we finally gey Namche. Teahouse overnight at Namche.
Day 05 - Acclimatization Day - Hike to Everest View Hotel (Walking Distance: 3-4 KM) Duration: 3-4 Hours
Acclamatization at Namche is very crucial. If we go quickly to the higher elevation in the mountain, we may get altitude sickness. Today, we take a walk around Namche , walk upto Hotel Everest view, capture Mt. Thamserkhu and Mt. Everest and also visit Sherpa International Museum. Besides, we explore beautiful Khumjung village. Teahouse overnight at Namche.
Day 06 - Namche to Tengboche (3860m/12660ft) (Walking Distance: 10-11 KM) Duration: 5 Hours
After, we are acclimatized, we have new stamina to trek to Tengboche. First, we have flat trail for half an hour then the trail changes into descent until we get the river. After, we cross the river, we have trail all the way going up till we reach Tengboche. Here, we visit Tengboche Monastery and its serene premises. Teahouse overnight at Tengboche.
Day 07 - Tengboche to Dingboche (4410m/14464ft) (Walking Distance: 11-12 KM) Duration: 5 Hours
Today’s walk is entirely based in Sagarmatha National Park. We trek through pine, rhododendron, oak and fir. This is really a pleasant walk until we get Dingboche. Overnight at teahouse at Dingboche.
Day 08 - Acclimatization Day - Hike to Nagerjun and return (Walking Distance: 5-6 KM) Duration: 4-5 Hours
This is second acclimatization day. This day is again to explore Dingboche and Nagarjun. We without any rush and in relaxed manner acclimatize ourselves today. Teahouse overnight at Dingboche.
Day 09 - Dingboche to Lobuche (4910m/16105ft) (Walking Distance.: 11-12 KM) Duration: 5 Hours
Today’s walk is through alpine vegetations and plants witnessing mountain vistas in the skyline. We experience a little suffocation and difficulty in breathing as we go to higher elevation. Teahouse overnight at Lobuche
Day 10 - Lobuche - Everest Base Camp (5364m/17594ft) - Gorekshep (Distance: 14-15 KM) 8 Hours
We today have to work a bit harder comparing to other days. We have to go to Everest Base Camp first then we get back to Gorekhshep for overnight stay. We witness magnificent views of giant peaks including Loatse, Nupse and other minor peaks. But in fact, we cannot capture Mt. Everest from Everest Base Camp. Teahouse overnight at GorekhShep.
Day 11 - Gorakshep - Kala Pathar (5545m/18188ft) - Pheriche (4210m) (Distance: 13-14 KM) 7 Hours
Today, we climb Kalapatthar and celebrate stunning sunrise and awe-inspiring mountain views including Mt. Everest, Pumori and so on. It is windy at the top normally. We spend around 15 minutes at the top of Kalapatthar and walk down to Gorekh Shep and trek down to Periche. Teahouse overnight at Periche
Day 12 - Pheriche to Namche (3440m/11283ft) (Walking Distance: 14-15 KM) Duration: 7 Hours
This trail all the way back to Namche. For this , we follow the same trail. But we still enjoy our walk through Sagarmatha National Park. Teahouse Overnight at Namche.
Day 13 - Namche to Lukla (2800m/9184ft) (Walking Distance: 18-19 KM) Duration: 7 Hours
Today, we leave Namche, the gateway to Everest region. Gradually, we also say good bye to Sagarmatha National Park and finally arrive at Lukla. We celebrate our victory over this adventurous trek here at Lukla in the evening and look forward for the next day flight to Kathmandu.
Day 14 - Fly from Lukla to Kathmandu
This is a short and scenic flight of 35 minutes to Kathmandu from Lukla airport. Upon your arrival, our representative will be there and you will be transfer to the hotel in Kathmandu.
Day 15 - Reserve day in Kathmandu
This reserved day in Kathmandu is for the reason that in case your lukla flight is delayed or disturbed. If you have this spare day, your international flight will go as it is. Or, you can do some shopping and still can do some other activities like massage and yoga.
Day 16 – Farewell
According to your international flight schedule, we drop you at the 2 hours earlier so that you will be able to catch up your scheduled flight. This is the day to say good bye to you but it doesn’t mean that you won’t come back to Nepal again.
Do I need to get a visa, how I can get visa & what documents should I have with me during my Nepal visit?
Is trekking and tour in Nepal is safe?
Of course, trekking and tour in Nepal is completely safe. Previously, while Nepal went through an insurgency between Maoist and Government, but now, Nepal has a new constitution through peace process. Everything is in order and peace. People favor religious and cultural harmony. Most importantly, we will experience the most hospitable, peace loving and friendly people in the mountain while going trek.
People say that the sky of Nepal is not safe for domestic flights which is not true. The pilots of Nepal are veteran to fly smaller planes through deep gorges and the mesmerizing valleys witnessing breathtaking mountains.
Almost every trekking region has been connected with communication and their no threat of emergency to the travelers. The rapid expanding health, communication, security and other required services like luxurious restaurants and hotels, home stays, lodges and teahouses make Nepal trek and travel more convenient and safe.
Where and how can I exchange my currencies into Nepalese currencies?
We can exchange our currencies into Nepali currency even at the Kathmandu airport. But, you can not take much time for it because your tour or trekking operator will be waiting for you to welcome you at the exit. So, we recommend you to exchange your currency into Nepali currency at Thamel. You can have plenty of money changers in Thamel. Or, if you miss it, then you also can do it in othe major cities like Nagarkot, Chitwan and Pokhara. We also can do it in Besisahar, the beginning point of Annapurna Circuit Trekking.
Which is the best time of the year to trek in Nepal?
Nepal has mainly four climatic seasons:
Autumn (Sept. to Nov.) and spring (March to May) are the best time for Trekking. The weather is delightful and pleasant during autumn. The mountain views are astonishing.
Spring : The hills are wrapped with beautiful flowering rhododendron during spring. Mjaority of the trekkers find Spring best time to trek to Langtang-Gosainkunda since they love to see flowering rhododendron.
Winter( Dec-Feb) will be very harsh due to cold and cloudy weather which hide the mountain peaks.
Summer will be too hot for some trekkers. Heavy rainfall occurs and disturbs the transportation and even walk in the mountain.
What’s the difference between trekking, hiking, and mountain climbing?
Normally, walking in the mountain below 3000m is called hiking. Hiking is relatively the easiest job among all. We do hiking for the preparation of trekking or climbing. Hiking is a pleasant walk in the mountain. We do not need to carry much things for hiking.
Trekking is relatively tougher than hiking and less strenuous than climbing. Generally, walking in the mountain below 6000 m is called trekking. We have easy to moderate to challenging trekking trails. One trekking lasts from one 5 days to one week to 25 days. These varieties of trekking trails take you to the higher elevation at the lap of the mountains and offer you breathtaking mountain panorama.
What’s the climate like in Nepal? Will it be cold?
Nepal has four climatic seasons: Winter, Autumn, Spring and Summer or Rainy. During winter, the temperature ranges from 4- 20/25C but temperature grows more colder in the mountain like between -3- 10/15C. Autumn is pleasant, neither hot nor cold. The temperature ranges from 10-30. In spring, the temperature grows up to 35C and Sumer and rainy days also are hot. The temperature during summer ranges between 18-30C. So, the Spring and Rainy are normally hot and the Autumn and Winter are cold. Nepal has no such extremely hot and cold weather. There are lots of variations in weather condition and climate between Hills, Plains and Mountains.
What is the level of physical fitness required for an individual to trek in Nepal?
We require good level of fitness to trek in Nepal. Trekking normally takes above 3000m and we require to walk 4-8 hours a day. So, those who can walk 4-8 hours a day in the mountain can accomplish any kind of trekking easily. If you drink and smoke a lot and have serious illness, you should not try going higher elevation like above 4000m. Any kind of threat may take place. If you really want to go at higher elevation, then consult your doctor before heading to the trailhead and carry right medicine. In order to enhance stamina, we can do jogging, short hiking, aerobics and other normal exercises.
How long & difficult would it likely take to complete a trek?
Nepal Trekking varies from 3 days to 27 days. Shorter Trekking like 3-7 days trekking takes us only up to 3-4 thousand meter high and the longer trekking like 10-27 days trekking takes us up to 6000m high. In Nepal trekking, we sometimes cross steep and slippery trail and even sometimes ice too andsometimes beautiful valleys and landscapes. Even sometimes, we have walk the steep uphill all the day and downhill the next day. So, we require good level of stamina for Nepal Trekking.
What kind of trek is teahouse trekking and camping trekking?
Nepal offers two kinds of trekking in its mountains. They are: Teahouse trekking and Camping Trekkking. In teahouse trekking, we use teahouse or guesthouse as our accommodation for overnight and choose the item of the meal as we like from the menu provided by the teahouse or guesthouse. Unlikethat, in camping trekking, we use tent fro our overnight accommodation and we need to hire higher number of porters to carry our food stuffs and every required equipment for our trek. Cooks who are hired by us will cook food for us and we need Sherpas to serve the foods. It means, we need to carry all required equipment for our trekking by ourselves which is difficult but the real trekking into the wilderness is Camping trekking in Nepal.
Teahouse trekking is significantly popular these days because it is easy to operate and also the tourists find it convenient. Most of the major Nepal trekking trails have teahouses and guesthouses. Even some of the trekking trails have luxurious hotels and resorts too.
Are the meals and water available in lodges and camps hygienic trekking in Nepal?
Yes, we get meals and water at the lodges where we stay for overnight and stop for tea, snacks and lunch. We have our breakfast and dinner at the hotel or lodge where we stay overnight and lunch in the middle of the day during our walk. We can get purified water, boiled water, bottled water which is safe to drink in the mountain. But do not try the water from tap, spring, creek and river in the mountain. The meals are made from locally grown products and they are hygienic and organic.
I am a vegetarian. Will this create any problem in my dietary?
No, never. You can have the meal item as you want in the mountain both vegan and non-vegan. We may not get many variety of items but we certainly get vegan items during our trek. We get bread items, cereals, curry, rice and many other items of vegan items in the mountain. They will produce these all vegetables in their own locality and will be organic. Being vegan or vegetarian doesn’t create any problem.
Should I hire a porter and guide and should I need to pay 'tips' them separately?
The best to enjoy your Nepal trek in fullest is hiring guide and porter. Your guide and porter will help you in many ways. They will not only perform their certain jobs but also assist you in walking, serving food, managing all requirement for your trip. And now, the government of Nepal is introducing a law not to permit an individual traveler to trek higher than 4000m without guide. This rule is praiseworthy.
Yeh, your guide and porter expect tips from you at the end of theNepal trek. You’d better to pay the tips separately so that there will not be any conflict among guide and porter. Tipping your guide and porter
Can a solo female trekkers trek in Nepal?
Yes, solo female trekkers are found traveling or trekking in the mountain of Nepal. We do not recommend solo female trekker without guide and porter in the mountain. Yes, accompanying guide or porter, a solo female trekker in Nepal is safe. They can trek far and wide.
Is it a good idea to carry some medicine with me when I come to trekking in Nepal?
It is the best idea to carry first aid kit or some general medicine to cure common illnesses during the trekking days in the mountain. Bandages, some aspirins, some medicines for minor injuries, blisters etc. are to be carried during the trekking days. And most importantly, if you have some sicknesses, please first go and consult with doctor and bring medicine you require.
How will you support me if I suffer from altitude sickness or accident?
Your leader will be instructing you all the time how to avoid altitude sickness and accident. However, it may occur any time. In such case, the guide or the leader will handle the case promptly. Your geode will see your condition and nature of sickness or injury. If he thinks you can recover in few days by taking rest or taking you to the lower elevation or with first aid if injury or accident. If such is not the condition, then, your leader of guide will inform the company and you will immediately be evacuated. For this, you need to confirm that your travel insurance will cover entire payment for evacuation and medications.
Do I need to get myself travel insurance trekking in Nepal?
Travel insurance is the most important thing that you have to make sure while trekking in Nepal. You are going to the lap of Himalayas and sometimes, sudden accident or illness may occur. At the time we may have to be rescued in no time. For this, we need make sure that you travel insurance will cover the whole part of the expenses: evacuation and medical expenses. Otherwise, you need to pay all the charge on your own which will be difficult for an individual. Thus travel insurance is a must thing before trekking in Nepal.
Do I get the internet access?
Most of the major trekking trails in Nepal have internet facility. Every guesthouse or teahouse in the mountain in Annapurna region, Langtang region and Everest region has Wi-fi facility and you can chat and share videos and photos with your friends, family and relatives during trekking in Nepal. But for one password, the guesthouse will charge you 200-400 RS.
Other remote and restricted trekking trails in Nepal like Manaslu trekking region, Makalu Trekking region and Kanchenjungha trekking region are still not accessed with internet. But phone calls can be made from all trekking regions of Nepal.
Where I can purchase the NTC & NCELL SIM cards?
We can purchase the NTC and NCELL SIM cards at the arrival at Kathmandu airport. Purchasing SIM cards at the arrival may take longer time sometimes. So, we can purchase NTC and NCELL SIM cards at Thamel or nearby where you stay. You can get it easily at the corner shop. We also can purchase these SIM cards in other cities like Chitwan, Besisahar and Pokhara too. But, for this, we need to submit our passport and 3 p.p. sized photographs. We also can buy Data pack for our trip in the mountain in case Wi-Fi doesn’t work.
How much extra Money should I bring to go trekking in Nepal?
You need to separate 5-10 USD for your guide and porter. For one item of meal, it normally costs between 2-8 USD. Drinks line beer costs 4-8 USD. One WI-Fi password costs 200-400 rupees and one hot shower costs 200-500 rupees. And other extra expenses depends on you like shopping, going to the clubs and restaurants, massage and spa and so on.
How can I book the trip & payment terms?
You can book the trip by settling down 20-30 % of total amount of the trip 3 months prior to the trip. This happens for preplanned trip. But for the immediate trip plan, you can just email or visit the office of Trekking and tour company and book it for you. Once you pay the deposit, it won’t be returned. So, think twice before making the booking of the trip you like.
Who will come to receive me in the Airport?
The representative of particular trekking or Tour Company through which you have booked the trip will come to receive at the airport. This representative will be holding a placard with your or company name. He/ She will be at the arrival. You will be received and transferred to the hotel.
How are the toilet facilities and washroom/shower facilities during my travel?
In the cities like Kathmandu, Pokhara, Chitwan, Besisahar, Nagarkot etc have modern western washrooms and showers. But in the mountain during your trekking, we get very common toilet or Washroom which are normally shared. The washrooms are outside. We hardly get attached washrooms in the mountain. But, in major trekking regions in Nepal like Everesre region, Annapurna region and Langtang region have luxurious accommodation which have modern washroom and shower but hard to find. Do not expect to use attached washroom during your trekking days in the mountain in Nepal.
The mountain lodges and teahouse have solar heating system and they offer you shower. But in some of the cases, you may have to use bucket shower too. This happens in remote and restricted area trekking like Makalu, Kanchenjungha and Manaslu region trekking. One shower costs between 200-500 rupees.
What are the time zone and phone code in Nepal?
Time zone in Nepal (GMT+5:45) and the phone code in Nepal is +997
What about the condition of the trekking trails of Nepal?
The trekking trails in Nepal are completely safe now. Actually, this question arises because Langtang reigon was hit hard by April Earthquake 2015. It really brought a huge devastation in mesmerizing langtang valley. Many people lost their lives and properties. These people from Langtang Valley migrated to the other place. But now even the Langtang region is completely okay. The major trekking regions like Annapurna, Everest and Langtang have good cumminication facility like phone calls and Wi Fi. Trekkers can connect to their family and relatives during their trip in the mountain.
Kim Cameron | Australia | 18th November, 2019
Probably the best experience in my life with eNepaltour while undertaking my trip to Everest Base Camp. Everest Base Camp was just marvellous. The view from kalapatthar was superb. I thing I am fortunate to get the eNepaltour team and I did make the right choice of embarking on Everest Base Camp Tek. If anyone is coming Nepal for a trekking, first, try Everest Base Camp Trek.
US $ 1,450* All Inclusive Price
Duration: 15 Nights / 16 Days
Trip Grade: Moderate
Destination: Nepal, Asia
Group Size: 1 14 Pax
Arrival On: Kathmandu
Departure From: kathmandu
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
Best Season: March to May and September to December
Elevation: 1365m to 5545m