13 Days Everest Base Camp Trek

Duration: 13 Days   |   Based on 10 Reviews

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. 

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Tips and information about the 13 days 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. 

13 days Everest base camp trek

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.

Everest Base Camp trek 13 Days

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.  

Highlights

  • Pre- trek briefing in Kathmandu
  • Stunning Mountain flight from Kathmandu to Lukla
  • Get a warm sleeping bag (returnable)
  • Trek bag from the Company 
  • Walkthrough the legendary Sherpa villages via Sagarmatha National park 
  • Explore the Namche Bazaar and Everest View Hotel 
  • Visit the Buddhist monastery in Tengboche 
  • Explore the unique culture and traditions of highlanders 
  • Enjoy the awe-inspiring view of Mount Everest from Kalapathar 
  • Unforgettable hike to Everest base camp, the trip of a lifetime. 

Outline Itinerary

  • Day 01Flight from KTM to Lukla (2,880 m), trek to Phakding (2,640 m) | 35-minute flight, 4 hrs walk. Overnight at Guesthouse.
  • Day 02Trek from Phakding to Namche Bazaar (3,445 m), 5 to 6 hrs walking. Overnight at Hotel.
  • Day 03Acclimatization day in Namche, Hike to Everest view hotel. Overnight at Hotel.
  • Day 04Trek from Namche to Tengboche (3,860 m), 5 to 6 hrs walking. Overnight at Mountain Lodge.
  • Day 05Trek from Tengboche to Pheriche (4,240 m), 5 to 6 hrs walking. Overnight at Mountain Lodge.
  • Day 06Another acclimatization day in Pheriche. Overnight at Guesthouse.
  • Day 07Trek from Pheriche to Lobuche (4,900 m), 5 to 6 hrs walking. Overnight at a Basic Lodge.
  • Day 08Trek Lobuche to Gorakshep (5,150 m) to Kalapatthar (5,545 m) to Gorakshep, 8 hrs walk. Overnight at a Basic Lodge.
  • Day 09Trek from Gorekshep to Everest Base Camp (5,364m) back to Pheriche, 8 hrs walking. Overnight at Guesthouse.
  • Day 10Trek from Pheriche to Tengboche, 6 to 7 hrs walking. Overnight at Lodge.
  • Day 11Trek from Tengboche to Namche Bazaar, 5 to 6 hrs walking. overnight at Hotel.
  • Day 12Trek from Namche Bazaar to Lukla,6 to 7 hrs walking. Overnight at hotel.
  • Day 13After Breakfast at hotel, fly from Lukla to Kathmandu, 35 minutes, transfer to your hotel.
Detail Itinerary

Inclusion

  • The entire airport picks up and drops.
  • Everest National park fee with trekking permit.
  • Tims card (trekking information management system card).
  •  All meals (Breakfast, Lunch and dinner) during the trekking period.
  • Accommodation (Guest house or mountain lodges) during the trekking period.
  • English speaking guide and highly experienced staffs.
  • Staffs food, clothing, salary and their insurance.
  • All necessary grounded transportation.
  • Medical supplies (first aid kit will be available).
  • Arrangement of Emergency Helicopter service which will be paid by your Travel insurance company.
  • Our service charges with VAT and Local / Government Taxes.
  • Necessary flights from Kathmandu to Lukla return trips.
  • Sightseeing or any extra activities except the above program.
  • Personal nature expenses.
  • Bar bill and all kind of drinks.
  • Rescue & Evacuation.
  • Gratitude (tip) for staff.

PRICES & DATES

Trip DatesAvailabilityPrice  
30 Mar, 2020 - 11 Apr, 2020Guaranteed$930 USD
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Special Offer for 13 Days EBC Trek

If the group size is above 4 people we offer a special price on the 13 days EBC trek cost, and for online booking, we have easy, fast, cheap and secure online payment platforms.

13 Days Everest Base Camp Trek Note

If the above 13 Everest Base Camp trek itinerary could not meet your needs, we can design a tailor-made itinerary to suit your needs. It is also possible to combine with some other activities such as white water rafting, Jungle safari in Nepal and Sightseeing tour of Kathmandu valley.

Flight Delay in Kathmandu and Lukla

Lukla Airport (also known as Tenzing-Hillary Airport), located on an enormous valley is bounded with high mountains. Due to this reason, the arrival and the taking off from Lukla are technical and difficult most of the time. The weather here is unpredictable and changes every next hour which causes flight delay or cancellation.

Twin Otter and Dornier planes are the only primary methods of transportation to Lukla from Kathmandu of the airway at Lukla. The service provided here is fairly dependable. However, if the flights get canceled or delayed due to mountain weather conditions, we will help you to charter a helicopter and make sure that you are on schedule for your trip and international flight connections. The additional charges roughly required are USD2,400 to USD2,800 per helicopter (USD 4,50 to USD 2,800 for each individual) would be pertinent to you for the helicopter charter. The helicopter will be taking 4 to 5 trekkers at a time and the expense can be shared among the riders. The cost must be paid by rider, which can later be submitted for reimbursement through the travel insurance company. We can assist you with important documents for a claim. Payment for the helicopter must be done by the rider before or during the ride.

US dollars cash or Visas (Visa Cards, Master Cards, and American Express) are accepted for helicopter transport. Any card payment requires a 4 percent bank charge, which goes straightforwardly to the bank.

The helicopter will be able to fly if the visibility is 1500 meters or greater, whereas the Twin Otter and Dornier planes can fly if the visibility is 5000 meters or greater, according to Nepalese Civil Aviation rules. If a situation, in which the weather is extreme and the visibility is lesser than 1,500 meters arises, then the helicopters will also not be able to fly either. In such cases, we will reschedule your trip for the following day depending on the availability and condition of the weather. If this situation continues for a long time, then you will be provided with alternative trek options.

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