13 days Everest base camp trek is one of the most popular and famous trekking holidays in the Everest region (Khumbu). The challenging and strenuous trek goes through the Everest National Park offers magnificent views of high mountains, unique Sherpa culture, colorful markets, and monumental landscapes. While doing 13 days Everest base camp trek, trekkers can visit some of the most popular monasteries situated at the highest place in the world. During the trek, all the time views are stunning and the loyalty and friendliness Sherpa people are the highlights of the trip.
We start the trek with a scenic flight from Kathmandu to Lukla which is a 35-minute mountain flight over the astounding green hills and white snow-capped mountains. This is a tiny airstrip that offers a view of beautiful landscapes and stunning Himalayan giants from where your adventure trek really begins. Upon arrival at the Lukla airport, our Sherpa crew will already be present to welcome you with a hearty and hospitable gesture. The guide that will accompany you all the way from Kathmandu will be well-trained, friendly, reliable and experienced to inform and help you in case of high altitude sickness.
The trek begins with the normal flat, downhill and uphill hike to the hustling and bustling city, Namche Bazaar. The trekkers will be given two nights to acclimatize to the elevation and atmosphere of the mountains. Namche is an amphitheater-style of town which is the heartland of Sherpa kingdom. We can find most of the modern facilities such as Internet cafes, ATM, bakeries, night bar and gear shops for buying or renting the gears which are used for 13 days Everest base camp trek.
After adapting to an elevation in Namche, we start our trek towards the beautiful Everest base camp. The journey begins with the first glimpse of the exotic view of Himalayan giants which includes Mt. Everest, Mt. Lhotse, Mt. Ama Dablam, Mt. Thamserku, and Mt. Pumori. After witnessing the stunning mountain ranges, we move forward to our next destinations, Tengboche. Tengboche gives trekkers an opportunity to explore the world-famous Tengboche monastery which holds an outstanding history. The following day, we trek to Pheriche, where we accommodate for two nights to have a good rest and gather strength for our upcoming journey. In Pheriche, we will hike up to 5000 m and spend the night at an elevation of 4200m. Experts say that hiking at higher elevation and sleeping at a lower elevation altitude helps moderate altitude sickness. Therefore, we follow the same method and complete the Everest base camp trekking with ease.
The trek continues to Luboche and Gorakshep. These places are over 5000 m which apparently is an elevation prone to trigger altitude sickness. The trekkers might feel a slight headache, shortness of breath and loss of appetite, which are normal symptoms to face in high altitude areas.
Furthermore, we discover more stunning views of the awe-inspiring mountains such as Mt. Everest, Mt. Lhotse and Mt. Nuptse on our journey back to Lukla from the Everest base camp and Kalapatthar.
Tips and information about the 13 days Everest Base Camp trek
- Everest Base Camp Trek Guide
- High Altitude Sickness during Everest Base Camp Trek
- Lukla Airport Fact, Weather, Flight Delays and Cancellation
- Is it possible for Everest Base Camp Trek in November and December?
- Why Everest Base Camp Trek?
- Packing List for Everest Base Camp Trek
Why Everest Base Camp Trek with a Local Trekking Company
Hiring a local Trekking Agency for Everest Base Camp Trek is one of the most hassle-free ways to do the trip. Granted, doing the EBC Trek solo is also an option, but going solo without a Trekking Agency will take up much of your time in things like arranging flights, permits and scouting out suitable accommodations and meals.
Hiring a local Trekking Agency greatly reduces the hassle of conducting necessary services and document preparation by yourself. Instead, the travel agency will prepare all of the services for you, leaving you with your time to enjoy the trip without having to worry about anything else. We will take care of the flights, permits and of preparing other necessary documents required during the journey. Besides, hiring a local travel agency also includes a guide, which can be of great help during the trip.
Local guides know much more about the region, their culture, and the route as well. They are responsible for taking care of services like transportation, accommodation, and meals for you. Local guides also include the added advantage of knowing the local dialect, which is of immense help and can enhance the trekking experience. Hiring a travel agency is also safer, especially for first-time trekkers.
We take the responsibility of dealing with delayed or canceled internal flights. Especially or first-time visitors of Nepal, visiting a foreign land with a different landscape, culture and language can be a bit terrifying and intimidating. Trekking in the Himalayan wilderness all by yourself can be somewhat anxiety-inducing. That is why hiring an experienced travel and trekking agency allows you to feel more comfortable and safe, with the added benefit of getting insights into Nepali culture and understanding the people in the mountains.
Moreover, considering that the chances of AMS occurring varies from one person to the next, and the chance of getting altitude sick while on your own in the mountains can be a very dangerous situation. Simply put, it is better to hire a reputable travel agency while trekking. And, please read our reviews in Trip Advisor for 13 days Everest Base Camp trek.