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Classic Everest Base Camp Trekking

  • Duration14 Days
  • Difficulty Level Moderate
  • Max Altitude 5,545 M (18,192 ft)
  • Group Size Max 14
  • Starts Kathmandu
  • Ends Kathmandu

The 14-day guided Classic Everest Base Camp Trek offers you an up-close view of the mighty Mount Everest by following in the footsteps of Sir Edmund Hilary, who climbed to the top of the world in 1953. This epic Everest Base Camp hike is one everyone should experience in their lifetime. Surround yourself with some of the most beautiful landscapes on the planet while experiencing the rich culture of the Sherpa people.

The journey to the Everest base camp will take you into the spirit of the Himalayas, grasp the earth’s greatest achievement, and witness its power and elegance.

Classic Everest Base Camp Excursion Highlights

  • Lukla: Lukla is the gateway to the Everest Base Camp Trek. Round-trip domestic tickets to Lukla, where the adventure begins
  • Phakding: Phakding is a small village located on the banks of the Dudh Kosi River. From Phakding, you will trek to Namche Bazaar.
  • Namche Bazaar: Namche Bazaar is the largest village in the Khumbu region. Namche Bazaar is also the gateway to Mount Everest. From Namche Bazaar, you will trek to Tengboche.
  • Tengboche is a small village located at the base of Mount Everest. Tengboche is home to the world’s largest Buddhist monastery. From Tengboche, you will trek to Dingboche.
  • Dingboche: Dingboche is a small village located in a valley between two mountains. From Dingboche, you will trek to Lobuche.
  • Lobuche: Lobuche is a small village located at the base of Mount Everest. From Lobuche, you will trek to Gorak Shep.
  • Gorak Shep: Gorak Shep is the final village on the Everest Base Camp Trekking Route. Gorak Shep is home to Mount Everest Base Camp, the starting point for climbers who want to summit Mount Everest.

The Classic 14-Day Everest Base Camp Trek begins with a mountain flight to the Lukla airport and ascends up to the famous Namche Bazaar, a junction for trekkers, local Sherpas, and expeditions en route to summit Mount Everest. Throughout this journey, you’ll be delighted by the mesmerizing beauty of the magnificent rhododendron forests, magnolia, and giant firs, with roaring rivers leading you into glacial moraines as you climb into the high mountains. A must-see visit is made to the spiritual site of the Tengboche Monastery, situated at a height of 3867m. The journey continues to visit the Sherpa villages of Pangboche and Pheriche, follow the Khumbu Glacier to Lobuche, pause for an amazing view of the Ama Dablam, Taweche, and other peaks, and continue to Gorak Shep. Rising to Kala Pattar, you will get to observe the breathtaking views of the Himalayas that will literally numb your senses and make you realize the worthiness of the climb up there.

The charismatic view of Mt. Everest's southwest face will astound you. To make your travel easier and more budget-friendly, we offer fixed departure dates for Everest Base Camp Trekking in 2024 and 2025

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Prepare to embark on an unforgettable journey to the foot of the world's highest peak, Mount Everest. The Everest Base Camp Trek, a once-in-a-lifetime experience, will take you through breathtaking landscapes, immerse you in rich Sherpa culture, and test your physical endurance. This comprehensive itinerary guides you through the 14-day trek, providing insights into the cost, distance, best time to visit, and more. Let us know if you are looking for a standard 16-day Everest Base Camp Trek itinerary that covers the Kathmandu City Tour and sightseeing activities. 1 or 2 days of buffer days will be helpful in case of a flight delay or cancellation.

The capital of Nepal is Kathmandu, which is also a city with a World Heritage Site. At the airport, a member of our staff will be ready to take you to your hotel. At the hotel, a Day Tours Nepal tour representative will welcome you and discuss future preparations and trip preparations with you. Your tour itinerary includes airport pickup. At the airport in Kathmandu, visitors may purchase a visa for USD 30 for 15 days and USD 50 for 30 days.

  • Accommodation: Hotel in Kathmandu
  • Airport to Hotel Distance: Approx. 6-7 Km
  • Maximum Elevation: (1,350m) 4,428ft
  • Airport Pickup: Yes 

    The flight to Lukla departs from Manthali Airport during the busiest season, although many agencies haven't updated their information. Off-season flights are available directly from Kathmandu; the airport may vary according to your vacation plans, as we have indicated.
    At the hotel, we will have a packed breakfast before driving to Manthali Airport. an almost 3- to 4-hour journey from Kathmandu Manthali Airport flight times are around 20 minutes.

    Trek From Lukla to Phakding

    As soon as we arrive in Lukla, we will meet the second member of our crew, who will assist you with carrying your luggage during the entire journey to Everest Base Camp and back to Lukla. We don't need to rush or exert a lot of effort today because it's only our first day of hiking to Phakding.
    The route will include a mixture of rocky areas, dirt, and stone walkways. Technically speaking, though, it is a rather simple section of track to navigate, and you should have no issue moving ahead.
    Since Lukla to Phakding is located on the lower section of the path, there is a lot more vegetation there. There will be a lot of vegetation, including trees, and some mountains will be seen.

    • Accommodation: Lodges
    • Walking Hours: 4 hours max
    • Lukla to Phakding Distance: 8 Km
    • Included Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
    • Maximum Elevation:  (2,800m) 9,184ft
    • Overnight: Phakding, 2610 M
    • Max. Altitude: (2,652m) 8,698ft
    • You will visit: Lukla - Phakding
    • Walking Hour: 4

    Pack your belongings before breakfast to make it simpler for our sherpas to carry your luggage. Breakfast will be served, and our guide will give a quick overview of the day. Before you go to sleep, we'll order breakfast so we can eat it early and go on to our next stop.
    After leaving Phakding, there are a few kilometers worth of ups and downs as you gradually start to gain height. However, the final 25% of the path is when you'll truly be climbing and gaining the most of the day's height.
    Before making the last push to Namche, you will spend a significant portion of the day traveling along and over the river. There will be many steps, river and valley vistas, and stunning snow-capped peaks in the distance along the walk. Expect a lot of animals on the route as you pass by numerous little communities, similar to the previous day.
    There will be several suspension bridges throughout the trip, some small and some fairly lengthy. The renowned double suspension bridge, which lies just before the last section of the route leading to Namche, is one of them.
    A few meters after the bridge, you will come upon a resting platform where residents are selling food and beverages. Additionally, this is your first chance to see Mount Everest!
    On a clear day, if you face the trees and stand at the appropriate angle, you can see Mount Everest's summit far out in the distance.
    We will stay in Namche for two nights because day three is an acclimatization day. This offers you the opportunity to explore the region more thoroughly.
    On the slope, Namche is essentially constructed in the shape of a semicircle. There is a 60-meter/200-foot gap between Namche's bottom and peak. You may anticipate climbing and descending a lot of steps during your stay here due to the village's layout.

    • Accommodation: Lodges
    • Walking Hours: 6-7 hours max
    • Phakding to Namche Distance: 12 Km
    • Included Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
    • Maximum Elevation:  (3,440m) 11,283ft
    • Overnight: Namche Bazaar

      There are many things to do in and around Namche Bazaar. Each morning, we awaken to a stunning sunrise over the majestic mountains as we watch from our room. Let me clarify a major misconception you may have concerning the acclimatization day. Don't assume that after the arduous climb to arrive at Namche Bazaar, you'll spend today lounging around the lodges or doing some local shopping since acclimatization day is nothing like a rest day; it's something quite different. We'll take you to experience Namche Bazaar's true charm. So, following breakfast, we'll begin the leisurely ascent to the Everest View Hotel (3880M), which is 12,729 feet above sea level, from where we can witness views of Mount Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse, Ama Dablam, and Thamserku.
      On the way back to the hotel, we'll stop at the Sagarmatha National Park Museum as well. From there, you can see Lhotse, Nupste, and, of course, Everest itself, as well as the entire Everest mountain range.

      • Accommodation: Lodge
      • Walking Hours: 3–4 hours max
      • Everest View Hotel Distance: 5 Km
      • Included Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
      • Maximum Elevation:  3880 M
      • Overnight: Namche Bazaar

        After breakfast at Namche Lodges, we set off for our next destination, Tengboche. Although Tengboche is just 420 meters (1,378 feet) higher in height than Namche Bazaar, you will gain more than double that amount throughout the day. We will enjoy the beautiful views of Mount Everest, Mount Nuptse, Mount Lhotse, Mount Ama Dablam, and Thamserku Peak as we ascend gently to the Namche summit. Up until Kyangjuma, the path is level with minimal ascents and descents. The breathtaking vistas of the Himalayas make our journey exciting, so we don't worry too much about the path. Following Kyangjuma, the route descends a little before we bridge the Dudh Kosi River and begin a gradual ascent to Tengboche. Tengboche is a great location to enjoy breathtaking views of Mount Everest, Mount Nuptse, and Mount Ama Dablam. It has the biggest Buddhist monastery, called Tengboche Monastery.
        Several teahouses and other buildings may be found all around the area where Tengboche is situated. The Tengboche Monastery (Dawa Choling Gompa), which views the town and the surrounding mountain range, is one of the town's primary attractions.
        One of the most significant cultural components of the Everest Base Camp climb is the monastery, which you should visit as soon as you get there.
        If you want to participate in a meaningful cultural experience, there are two daily prayers that take place at the monastery, one in the morning around 7:00 AM and one in the afternoon around 3:00 PM.

        • Accommodation: Lodge
        • Walking Hours: 6 hours max
        • Namche to Tengboche Distance: 10 Km
        • Included Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
        • Maximum Elevation:  (3,870m) 12,684 ft
        • Overnight: Tengboche Monastery

          After breakfast, we will go from the town of Tengboche to the village of Dingboche. It will be a stunning day as you go down the valley, past the glacier river below, and toward the far peaks covered in snow. The settlement of Pangboche and the renowned mountain Ama Dablam are both visible from the trail, making this a very memorable day of your trekking trip in Nepal. You may enjoy a wonderful and tranquil morning by listening to the monks chanting from the monastery.
          The climb to Dingboche will primarily be on a gentle inclination on day 5, which is also great because there won't be any significant uphills or downhills (unlike some of the previous days on the trail). The majority of the day will be spent on a pleasant flat or gradual ascent.
          As you move on, you will gradually cross Ama Dablam and experience some new angles of the peak. When we get to the hamlet, proceed to the teahouse, where we will be spending the following two nights.

          • Accommodation: Lodge
          • Walking Hours: 6 hours max
          • Tengboche to Dingboche Distance: 11 Km
          • Included Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
          • Maximum Elevation:  (4,400m) 14,435ft
          • Overnight: Dingboche

            Our bodies will need time to adapt to breathing less oxygen at these higher altitudes because we will be expending a lot of energy during our hikes. Rapid elevation gain can cause altitude sickness (headaches, nausea, and dizziness), as well as potentially more serious side effects such as cerebral and pulmonary edema.
            Acclimatization often starts at the 11,500-foot mark to help prevent altitude sickness on the Everest Base Camp journey. Due to Namche Bazaar's proximity to that altitude, all trekkers stay in the settlement for two nights to allow their bodies to adjust before continuing on their journey.
            A day hike to Nangkartshang / Chukkung Ri, our guide will take you on a 4-hour hike from Dingboche after breakfast.

              The route to Lobuche for the day begins by turning left after passing the Dingboche settlement. We will just go up into the valley along the trail that runs beside the wall of the mountain. The settlement of Pheriche is just beneath us as we make this bend into the valley. We will spend the night here before heading back to Lukla.
              Due to the altitude, you could experience some breathing problems today when you cross the Thugla Pass, but there's no need to freak out. The path from Dingboche to Thugla is easy, but the 1-hour climb over the Thugla pass is hard. Once over the mountain, the track is easy. Our journey continues until we get to Lobuche, where we will spend today. There is no reason to panic, even if we may experience some breathing difficulties as a result of the high altitude.
              The second-highest settlement along the route is Lobuche. You will spend a significant amount of the day walking towards and beside the famed Khumbu Glacier for the first time.
              You will be gaining very little elevation throughout the first 50% to 60% of the track as you proceed beside the valley wall. As the route enters the valley and ascends the Khumbu Glacier's moraine wall, the ascent does get a little more challenging.
              The hour-long, zigzagging road up to the Thukla Pass is the most difficult section of the walk from Dingboche to Lobuche. Before we reach the Everest Memorial, there will be a tougher continuous ascent for almost a kilometer.

              • Accommodation: Lodge
              • Walking Hours: 6-7 hours max
              • Dingboche to Lobuche Distance: 12 Km
              • Included Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
              • Maximum Elevation: (4,900m) 16,076ft
              • Overnight: Lobuche

                Through the rocky and harsh terrain, the route heads toward Gorakshep. You will get breathtaking views of Mount Everest, Mount Nuptse, Mount Pumori, and other peaks as you trek along the path. We will put our luggage off when we get to Gorak Shep, have a little break for tea, and then hike up to Everest Base Camp. Due to the thin air, the hike to Base Camp is difficult; pay close attention to your guide. Before arriving at the Everest Base Camp, we go over stony dunes, moraines, and streams. When we get to the Everest Base Camp, we find mountaineers' tents, which we will see a lot more of in the spring. We'll make the most of the chance to go to such a famous place. We return to Gorak Shep after seeing Everest Base Camp.
                Keep an eye out for the difficult terrain up ahead. All the way through, there will be a combination of sand and rocks, with some slippery areas as well. You should be well set, as long as you take it slow and monitor your stride.
                The fact that Mount Everest can be seen for the majority of the path to base camp is another fact that many people are unaware of. You will be able to see the pinnacle of Everest; however, it is only a very small portion of the mountain's summit if the clouds are not in your way.

                • Accommodation: Lodge
                • Walking Hours: 8–9 hours max
                • Dingboche to Lobuche Distance: 15 Km
                • Included Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
                • Maximum Elevation: (5,364m) 17,598 ft
                • Overnight: Gorakshep - (5164m)16,942ft

                  We'll get up early this morning to climb to our final, highest destination, Kala Pathar, where we'll catch the sunrise and have a 360-degree, commanding vista of Mount Everest. In Nepali, Kalapathar means "Black Rock." When people were on top of this peak and saw the tallest mountains in the world, we often saw tears in their eyes.
                  The settlement of Lobuche, where we spent the previous night, will be our first stop of the day. We will be traveling just next to and above the Khumbu Glacier along this section of the trek, providing you with panoramic views of the glacier and the surrounding mountains.
                  Even though the majority of the path is quite simple and doable, there are a few tricky spots to be aware of. Of course, we've already finished this portion going the other way, so we ought to know what to anticipate.

                  • Accommodation: Lodge
                  • Walking Hours: 7 hours max
                  • Gorakshep to Pheriche Distance: 11.5 Km
                  • Included Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
                  • Maximum Elevation: 5,555 M (18,192 ft) 
                  • Overnight: Pheriche 4,371 m (14,340 ft)

                    You will travel from Pheriche to Namche Bazaar on the second to final day of your Everest Base Camp expedition, which is gradually drawing to a conclusion. You will begin the trek by leaving the settlement, crossing the river, and then returning up the valley wall while gaining some height. You may continue the valley's descent after passing through Pangboche by walking across a suspension bridge to the opposite side of the river.
                    The river is below you as you travel along the trail chiseled into the valley wall. Everest and Ama Dablam are behind you, and there is a stunning panorama in front of you.
                    Your halfway point is Tengboche, so feel free to stop, have lunch, and enjoy some views of the Everest mountain range. You may also take some time to enjoy the Tengboche Monastery if you haven't already done so.
                    In order to catch sight of Everest, Nupste, and Lhotse as you slowly make your way to Namche Bazaar, make sure to turn around occasionally. 

                    • Accommodation: Lodge
                    • Walking Hours: 6-7 hours max
                    • Pheriche to Namche Distance: 14.5 Km
                    • Included Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
                    • Maximum Elevation: (3,440m) 11,283ft
                    • Overnight: Namche

                      Today is the final day to wrap up our Classic Everest Base Camp Trek, an easy hike up to Lukla. Here we are saying bye to Sherpa and the crew who helped us in our Classic Everest Base Camp Trekking Expedition. Day Tours Nepal strongly requests that all our trek members give tips to Sherpa because this is what they expect at the end of a successful trip. Evening enjoys the last moment with Sherpa and packs for tomorrow's early morning flight back to Kathmandu.
                      Namche to Lukla Trekking Trail
                      From there, the trail descends further, leading you down a series of dirt and stone stairs as well as across a few suspension bridges. As soon as you reach the bottom of the first steep descent, you will be able to stroll straight beside the river; from this point on, the decline is much more gradual.
                      While the majority of this portion is downhill, there are a few upward hills as well, so be ready for those as you move forward.
                      You will enjoy stunning mountain and river views while hiking through this section of the path, passing by tiny settlements and Sherpa stones before returning to the village of Phakding.
                      You will go farther down the valley after leaving Phakding, with more river vistas, suspension bridges, and mountain ranges in front of you.

                      However, for the final 4 km (2.5 miles) of the walk, you will encounter a significant slope rather than a gradual decrease. The route won't be very difficult, but it will have a few stair portions and an upward slope the entire way. Before you reach the outskirts of Lukla, you will pass through a few more little settlements.

                      • Accommodation: Lodge
                      • Walking Hours: 7-8 hours max
                      • Namche to Lukla Distance: 14 Km
                      • Included Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
                      • Maximum Elevation: (2,850m) 9,184ft
                      • Overnight: Lukla

                        After breakfast, we are seen here bidding goodbye to the Tenzing Norgay and Edmund Hillary Airports. a picturesque flight to the airport at Manthali. Drive to Kathmandu for 3–4 hours, check into a hotel, and use the afternoon free time for any last-minute Thamel shopping or massages.
                        We won't need to travel an extra four hours if the flight to Kathmandu is direct. Evening farewell supper is given by Day Tours Nepal and is with the crew. We would love to hear about your interactions with us, whether positive or negative, as it will help us do better moving forward.

                        • Accommodation: Hotel
                        • Included Meals: Breakfast and Dinner
                        • Maximum Elevation: (1,350m) 4,428ft
                        • Overnight: Kathmandu

                          After breakfast, you'll be taken to the airport in accordance with your flight schedule. If you have additional time in Nepal and are seeking activities besides trekking, we can assist you in making a customized travel itinerary. Contact the crew at Day Tours Nepal if you want any assistance with your future plans.

                            Route Map

                            Classic Everest Base Camp Trekking map
                            Cost Details
                            Includes
                            • Full Board (breakfast, lunch, and Dinner) in Trekking
                            • Lukla Flights tickets (Domestic)
                            • Accommodation during the trek (local lodge)
                            • Government-registered local expert Sherpa guide,
                            • Porters and duffle bags for the trek
                            • Sagarmatha National Park fees and Khumbu local entry fees
                            • In cities, accommodation includes breakfast.
                            • Welcome and farewell, dinner.
                            • Equipment and clothing for porters and staff.
                            • Insurance for all staff and porters.
                            • Transportation as per itinerary, including airport pickup and drop-off
                            • First Aid Kit for Classic Everest Base Camp Trekking
                            • Everest Region Trekking Map for Each Member
                            • Salary, allowances, expenses and insurance for all staff, including porters
                            Excludes
                            • Nepal visa: Multiple Entrée 30 Days, USD 40
                            • Lunch and dinner during hotel stay in Kathmandu
                            • Personal gear and clothing (available on hire)
                            • Tips for guides and porters
                            • Table drinks, snacks, personal insurance, and medical evacuation in case of emergency
                            • Expenses incurred due to accidents, landslides, strikes, political unrest, etc.
                            • International airfare and airport taxes, excess baggage charges, etc..
                            • Entrance fees during the sightseeing in the city

                            Dates & Prices

                            14-Day Everest Base Camp Dates and Price for 2024

                            In one group, there will be 14 people since the aircraft can carry 16 people, and our guide will be flying together from Kathmandu or Manthali airport. Normally, from mid-February to mid-June and from mid-September to mid-December, we will have daily departures for the Everest Base Camp Trek. We offer group discounts for four or more people.

                            Get in touch with us. You may not have found the date you are looking for, but don't be sad since we mentioned we will have daily group departures, and you can pick your own date and we will help you out. Don't follow others dates; make your own date and let them follow your plan.

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                            Trip DateMay 27, 2024 -Jun 09, 2024
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                            PriceUS$1585
                            Good to know

                            Before and After Booking the 14-Day Everest Base Camp Trek

                            Book Your Trek In Advance

                            The Everest Base Camp Trek is a popular and difficult trip, and it is necessary to schedule your excursion ahead of time so that we can book an experienced guide for this trek. If you are traveling during the peak season (March to May or September to November), it is best to book your Lukla airplane tickets and hotel reservations in advance.

                            Pack The Necessary Equipment

                            Trekking boots, trekking poles, warm clothing, sun protection, rain gear, a first aid kit, toiletries, a water bottle, snacks, a sleeping bag, and a backpack are all required for the trek. However, you can get a basic notion from the Nepal Trek Gear list.

                            Be Prepared For Altitude Sickness

                            Altitude sickness is a real risk on the Classic Everest Base Camp Trek. The symptoms of altitude sickness include headaches, nausea, vomiting, dizziness, and fatigue. Yoga, breathing, swimming, cycling, and running will help, and you should start preparing before 3 to 6 months, depending on your personal physical activities.

                            Get A Medical Checkup 

                            Before you go on this kind of trek, it is important to get a medical checkup to make sure you are in good health. You should also be aware of the risks of altitude sickness and take steps to prevent it. Consult with your personal doctors about how and when to take Diamox if needed.

                            Be Adaptable.

                            Because the weather in the Himalayas is unpredictable, it is critical to be flexible with your plan. Be ready to alter your plans if required.
                            The Everest Base Camp Trek is an unforgettable adventure. Enjoy the landscape, meet new people, and put yourself through physical and mental challenges.

                            The Cost Of The Everest Base Camp Trek 

                            The trek cost is per person and does not include single accommodations for a group departure trip. The group departure dates are listed below. Please remember that these are only a few examples and that there may be other departure dates available. The easiest method to learn about specific departure dates is to contact us.

                            Major Festivals and celebrations in Nepal

                            We are suggesting some of the biggest and most interesting festivals of Nepal, which are celebrated in the capital city of Kathmandu and in various parts of Nepal. You can plan a Nepal vacation or the Classic Everest Base Camp Trek accordingly so you can experience more Nepalese cultures and participate in the festive events.

                            Mani Rimdu Festival in Tengboche Monastery

                            The Tibetan lunar calendar is used to determine the Mani Rimdu festival's date. The Mani Rimdu is performed in Tengboche during the ninth Tibetan month, which usually coincides with the full moon in October or November.The 15th, 16th, and 17th of November 2024 have been set aside as the Mani Rimdu Festival dates.

                            Dashian Festival (Inside Nepal)

                            The longest and most significant celebration in Nepal is Dashain. The ten-day event honors the triumph of good over evil. Equal numbers of Hindus and Buddhists participate in the holiday. Dashain is a time for gathering with family and friends to rejoice. It's a joyful, peaceful, and joyful time.  Festival Dates: October 10, 2024–October 15, 2024

                            Indra Jatra in Kathmandu

                            Indra and his mother, Dagini, are honored during the eight-day joyful festival of the Newari community in the Kathmandu Valley in order to obtain their blessing for the upcoming harvest. The chariots of the living goddess Kumari, Ganesh, and Bhairav will be the main attractions of the festival, as will the Lakhey and many cultural mask dances around Kathmandu Durbar Square. Lord Indra is a particularly revered deity in Hindu societies where a good harvest is crucial since he has an avatar as the god of rain. 

                            festivals and celebrations during the everest base camp trek

                            What is the weather like at the Everest Base Camp Trek in 2024?

                            DecemberJanuary, and February are the coldest months, but it's also when the sky will be at its clearest. During this time, there will be snow, so you need to be well-prepared with proper trekking gear. February, March, and April are the months that mark the end of the dry season. It is also the best time of year for trekking.

                            May to June mark the summer season in Nepal, and it can get really hot and humid trekking in the mountains. The mountain view will also be average at best because of the haze.

                            Expect wet weather between June and mid-September as the monsoon season announces its arrival in Nepal with continuous rains and storms. It's also the off-peak season for trekkers heading out to Everest Base Camp. During this wet season, you can expect Kathmandu-Lulkla-Kathmandu flight cancellations or delays. The ideal months to hike in Nepal are October and November, since they are neither hot nor chilly.

                            Food During the Everest Base Camp Trek

                            On the menus of the tea houses during the classic Everest trip, we have a sizable variety of foods that are created and cooked by the local population; the names of the most popular dishes in the area are provided below.

                            Classics Breakfast Includes: Tibetan Breads, commonly known as Gurung Bread in the Annapurna region; Chapati with Cheese (dry bread, a local wheat bread), oatmeal, peanut butter, and honey French toast, Hashbrown, fried corn flakes, boiling eggs and scrambled eggs, pancakes, milk porridge, Muesli, Other than espresso, vegetables and all types of hot beverages are also available.

                            Lunch choices: Because we have to wait a long time for the meal during peak season, the lunchtime guide will recommend and order food more quickly. Include a variety of tulpas (ramen soups), dal and bhat (a traditional Nepalese dish), momos (dumplings), Tibetan bread (chapati), macaroni, spaghetti, a variety of soups, steaks, and potato dishes, as well as sandwiches, pizza, rice with curry, spring rolls, burgers, pizza, and yak steak. Because we have to wait a long time for the meal during peak season, the lunchtime guide will recommend and order food more quickly.

                            Dinner Menu Choice: Momos (dumplings), Thukpa (noodle soup), Thenduk, Dahl Bhat (Nepalese local meal), chapatti bread, Macaroni, Spaghetti, Sherpa Stew, a variety of soups, steaks, potatoes items, Sandwiches, Pizza, rice with curry, spring rolls, Raman soups, burgers and Pizza, yak steak, desserts items, and hot and cold drinks are available on the menus

                            Hot beverage selections include black, milk coffees, black, mint, ginger, green, lemon honey teas, hot chocolates, hot mango juice, hot orange juice, hot pineapple juice, and so on. The greatest honey for hikers is ginger-lemon honey.

                            The menu at the EBC tea rooms includes a variety of non-vegetarian dishes; however, any meat is not officially recommended since meat in mountainous places, such as high elevations, is unsanitary and unhealthy. However, we would want to encourage you to refrain from consuming meat, alcoholic beverages, and smoking. Our guides are well-versed in vegan cuisine and will select the meals for you; nevertheless, if you are vegan, we ask that you pack some additional snacks. 

                            Rice pudding, apple pie, fruit snicker/Mars bar, popcorn, cake, pastries, and more dessert and snack alternatives are available.

                            Drinking Water During the Mount Everest Trek 

                            On the route, it is accessible everywhere. A typical bottle of mineral water, however, can cost anywhere from one to three dollars. You have a second choice: you can receive free refills of water from the faucets. Although the water won't be as clean as brand-new water, you may still drink it by using purification tablets or other techniques of purification. Keep in mind that water is essential at altitude; drink often to stay hydrated. A minimum of 4 liters of water are required each day.

                            Accommodations are provided as part of the Everest Base Camp Trek Package.

                            In the city (Kathmandu), we will provide a three-star hotel with free WIFI, a hot shower, and an air-conditioned room with the best breakfast. On the walk, we stay in a standard tea house or trek. In this arrangement, the room normally offers two single beds for two trekkers of the same gender in a group, although a single room can be supplied if necessary.
                            Warm and clean blankets, pillows, comfy mattresses, connected restrooms (not everywhere), and pleasant views are provided. However, at a hotel, the room can be upgraded to luxury upon request. We'll make sure to put you up in the finest tea houses with the nicest views while you're on the walk.

                            Altitude Sickness during the Mount Everest Trek

                            The most frequent challenge encountered while trekking to Everest Base Camp is unquestionably altitude sickness. It is more difficult than a regular trip since you journey over 3500 m altitude, where the likelihood of getting AMS is significant. As you hike higher in height, the oxygen level keeps dropping. Therefore, due to the low air pressure in the highlands, human health may suffer. At the altitude you will be trekking, altitude sickness is a possibility.  The 15-day Everest Base Camp Trek starts at 2800 meters above sea level and ascends to 5500 meters. Altitude sickness risk rises in the absence of appropriate care and a schedule. In light of this, if you experience any symptoms, such as headache, nausea, dizziness, difficulty breathing, vomiting, or trouble sleeping, inform your guide.

                            essential trekking gear list for 14 days everest base camp trek

                            Essential Trekking Gear and Equipment For Everest Base Camp Trek

                            You will need essential gear, equipment, and clothing for the Everest Base Camp Trek. One porter will carry luggage for two people, so the luggage weight limit is 10 kg per trekker. We recommend you partner with another trekker and pack your and your partner's luggage in a duffle bag. You can store your extra luggage at your hotel, which is safe, or you can store it in our office.

                            Head

                            • Sun hat
                            • Winter hat or insulating hat
                            • Headlights
                            • Face
                            • Sunscreen
                            • UV protection Sunglasses

                            Hands

                            • Gloves depending on the season.

                            Body

                            • Hiking shirts
                            • Long-sleeved shirt
                            • Fleece jacket: 1
                            • Lightweight cotton pants
                            • T-Shirt
                            • Polypropylene underwear
                            • Down jacket
                            • Waterproof jacket and pants

                            Footwear

                            • Hiking Boots
                            • Thick wool socks and thick, light socks
                            • Flip-flop

                            Essential gear

                            • Daypack 20/30 Liter
                            • Water bottle and camel water bag: helpful
                            • Water purification pills
                            • Trekking pole
                            • Sleeping bag (-15 bag is best in high-altitude trekking)

                            Toiletries

                            • Medium-size drying towel
                            • Toothbrush
                            • Toothpaste
                            • Deodorant floss
                            • Wipes

                            Extra items

                            • First aid kit
                            • Notebook and pen
                            • Camera: lenses

                            Who will be my trek guide for the Everest Base Camp Trek?

                            You will be walking with a highly experienced Mountain Sherpa guide who can speak English. If you want a guide in another language for the Everest Trek, such as German, Spanish, French, Japanese, Chinese, or Korean, please let us know, but there will be an additional cost.

                            Classic Everest Base Camp Trekking FAQs

                            • Everest is there, and the name Mount Everest is enough to be unique. The hike appeals to both adventure seekers and those who are interested in learning more about Buddhism's culture and customs. Buddhism is practiced by the local villagers from the Everest region (Khumbu Region), so you will see a lot of monasteries, chortens, prayer walls, and prayer wheels along the journey. Witness the stunning views of some of the tallest mountains in the world, which provide a humble perspective on their great grandeur. Each peak in the spectacular Himalayan range, including Mount Everest, Thamserku, Ama Dablam, Cho Oyu, Makalu, and Lhotse, leaves an enduring imprint on visitors.

                              Just to get Google's attention, we have to add more and more words, but frankly, the name Everest is enough.

                              Everest Base Camp Trekking is one of the most popular trekking routes in the world. Every year, thousands of trekkers from all over the world come to Nepal to trek to Everest Base Camp. The Everest Base Camp Trek is a moderate trek that takes you through some of the most beautiful scenery in the world. The trek takes you through the Khumbu region of Nepal, which is home to Mount Everest, the world's highest mountain.

                            • The Everest Base Camp Trek is a purely adventurous excursion and is not intended for tourists. This mountain range is among the most incredible in any part of the world. For trekkers, the trek is moderately difficult; for tourists, it is more challenging. This journey may seem insignificant to mountaineers. So, to whom should you listen, and to whom should you hold yourself? "Read others, but listen to yourself and be prepared mentally and physically." Avoid comparing and relying just on online writing. Just because someone had a particular experience once doesn't necessarily guarantee that others will have the same. People typically assume Everest is a technical climb when they hear about it, but it's not even that. Not a climb at all!

                              You need to make sure of the following: You shouldn't choose the marathon treks labeled "Short Everest Base Camp Trek" because poor acclimatization causes altitude sickness. We started our company back when there weren't any showers, western toilets, or rescue helicopters. We are therefore aware of each person's options. Anyone may hike to 14 Days Everest Base Camp, but you must prepare for the expedition beforehand. You need to be prepared mentally and physically to walk for 5 to 6 hours each day while carrying a compact daypack.

                            • You can choose the best fitness routine for you based on your daily schedule and physical activity, but we suggest performing some cardio at least three times per week. Weekend workouts should last several hours, especially the closer you get to your climb date. Your cardio workouts during the week should last at least an hour. Yoga breathing exercises can benefit your entire body, and activities like biking, swimming, trekking, and treks will make it easier for you to finish the Everest Base Camp Trek.

                            • Before going on the Everest Trek, it is essential that you purchase travel insurance for your protection. Once you book the trek with us, you must send your insurance details. Your insurance should pay for your medical expenses, and helicopter rescue services have to be accessible in case of an emergency. Make sure the insurance covers incidents above 5000 meters of height because the majority of firms do not offer high-altitude protection.

                            • Absolutly Not, You don't need ropes, ice axes, or crampons to trek to Everest Base Camp, and you don't need any prior climbing or technical expertise. However, trekkers must travel for several hours every day; therefore, endurance, willpower, and a positive attitude are required to help you reach base camp like the superhero that you are!

                            • Toilets will be inside the teahouses, and almost all the teahouses have western-style toilets. Bring your own toilet paper and other required toiletries. In every place, you can take a shower at an extra cost, which will be a minimum of 3 to 5 USD, depending on the place. If you are looking for luxury service during the Everest Base Camp Trek with attached bathrooms and hot showers, then mention you are looking for a luxury trek, and we will book in advance.

                            • You should explore the benefits with your doctor in your own home country before you arrive. Many people use it as a protection against altitude sickness. If you decide to take it, it is advisable to do it the day before you go off on your excursion, which includes taking half of the tablet in the morning and half in the evening. As a side effect, it does make you urinate more frequently than usual.

                            • It's super easy and affordable to buy trekking gear in Thamel, Kathmandu, Nepal. Even though there are genuine brands like NorthFace, Sherpa Outdoor, and Mamut, most of what you find at Thamel is phony. Even if there is some equipment you'll want to buy yourself, you may still find counterfeit items. Nepal is a great alternative, and you can also get all kinds of trekking gear there.

                              There are several apparel and equipment businesses along the streets of Thamel, the hub of tourism. All the equipment you require may be easily found, and buying it in Lukla or Namche is more expensive than doing so.

                            • The most popular 14-day Everest Base Camp Trek distance is around 130 km [80 miles] in total from Lukla to Lukla. 

                            • There is no doubt that the Everest Base Camp Trek is one of the most popular treks in Nepal as well as around the world. If you think the 14-day trek is short and willing to cover the best of the Everest Region, then we suggest you pick the Everest 3 High Passes Trek. The Everest Circuit, or High Passes Trek, covers the best viewpoints to see Mount Everest and other of the world's tallest mountain peaks.

                              Another is the shortest version of the Mount Everest View Trek, which takes you up to the Everest View Hotel in Namche. The 5-Day Everest View Trek is perfect for those who want to experience the Everest Trek route and the mighty Himalayas.

                              Gokyo Cho La Pass with Everest Base Camp and Kalapatthar Trek is another option. The Gokyo Everest Base Camp Trek itinerary is designed for our Everest Yoga Trek, but the plan is perfect for those who want to try a bit of adventure while doing Everest Base Camp. 

                            • Yes, in 9 days you will reach Everest Base Camp from Lukla, and on 10th morning, if you would like to take a helicopter ride back to Kathmandu from Everest Base Camp, we will arrange on request. The Everest Base Camp trek returning by helicopter is more popular these days, which will save your time so the trip will be for 10 days in total. 

                            • The 14-day Everest Base Camp premium Luxury Trek costs 4000 USD per person for solo trekkers, but the price depends on the group size, and a group of 5–6 people is around 2850 USD. If you are looking to do Everest Base Camp Trek in a luxurious way, contact us by email or WhatsApp.

                            • Yes, we do, and the itinerary is the same as the 14 days on the 12-day Everest Trek itinerary; the 2 nights in the Kathmandu hotel will not be included. 

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