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Everest Base Camp Trek 13 Days trip from Kathmandu

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12 Night 13 Days

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Daily Tour

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Itinerary Day 1:- Arrive Kathmandu  
  • Altitude: 4,600ft/1,400m
  • Check-in Hotel (12:00 noon) (Stay is included in the cost)
  • Spend the day exploring the streets of Kathmandu
  • A short briefing session will be done in the evening
  Day 2:- Fly to Lukla, trek to Phakding  
  • Altitude: Lukla 9,350ft/2,860 m – Phakding 8,500ft/2,600m
  • Early morning fly to Lukla (30 minutes)
  • Trek to Phakding 9km/ 4 to 5 hours
  • Easy and Gradual descent
  • Cheplung is a village on the way from where you can see Mt. Khumbila
  • You can buy or refill your water bottles from tea houses on the way
Note: Flights to Lukla are prone to delay due to weather, keep one or two buffer days   Day 3:- Phakding to Namche Bazaar  
  • Altitude: Namche bazaar 11,300ft/3,450m
  • Trek: 10km/ 7 hours
  • Moderate level of the climb and steep climb before Namche bazaar
  • Namche Bazaar is the capital of the Khumbu region
  • First Everest viewpoint will come today
  • You can spot Kongderei and Thamserku peak
  • Monjo village is the midpoint of the today’s trek
  • Swiss suspension bridge on Dudhkosi river is one of the attractions which is the lifeline of Khumbu region
  • Today you will enter into the Sagarmatha National Park (a UNESCO World Heritage Site)
  Day 4:- Namche Bazaar (Acclimatisation day)  
  • Today is the acclimatisation day
  • You can hike up to Sherpa Cultural Museum to get a view of Everest and Ama Dablam
  • It’s worth it to explore the town, good place for trekking gear
  • ATMs, internet cafes, shops, restaurants are available at extra cost
  Day 5:- Namche Bazaar to Tengboche  
  • Altitude: Tengboche 12,650ft/3,850m
  • Trek: 8km/ 5 to 6 hours
  • Mixed ascent till Phunki Tenga
  • Steep ascent after Phunki Tenga to Tengboche
  • Tengboche has the biggest monastery in the area
  • You can attend a prayer ceremony held by the monks to invoke protection on your expedition
  • Cross another high bridge at the village of Phunki Tenga
  Day 6:- Tengboche to Dingboche  
  • Altitude: Dingboche 14,250/4,350m
  • Trek: 9km/ 6 to 7 hours
  • Gradual descend and little bit of ascent after Lobuche River to Dingboche
  • The trail passes through lush forests of birch, confer and rhododendron trees
  • The route offers the amazing views of Ama Dablam towering above you
  • The trail crosses the Imja River to reach Pangboche
  • Continue the Imja Valley and Lobuche River before ascending to Dingboche
  Day 7:- Dingboche (Rest Day)  
  • A rest day will help you to acclimate to the high altitude
  • A small hike will show you the world’s six tallest peaks including Lhotse, Makalu and Cho Oyu
  • From another location, you can see the Imja Khola Valley and Dingboche village
  Day 8:- Dingboche to Lobuche  
  • Altitude: Lobuche 16,200ft/4,950m
  • Trek: 7km/ 6 hours
  • Tricky climb on moraine and rocky terrain
  • You can visit the Memorial Shrine
  • The top of the ridge is filled with prayer flags and stones which are memorial shrines for climbers who lost their lives on Mt. Everest
  • As you will crossing Khumbu Glacier you can also see Mt. Nuptse
  Day 9:- Lobuche to Gorakshep (Excursion to EBC)  
  • Altitude: Gorakshep 16,900ft/5,150m & Highest Point 17,550ft/5,350m
  • Lobuche to Gorakshep 6km/ 5 hours
  • Gorakshep to EBC 3km each way
  • It's Everest Base Camp day today
  • The good steep climb to Gorakshep
  • It takes about 3 to 4 hours to reach Gorakshep
  • Lunch is at Gorak Shep
  • A steeper climb to Everest Base Camp
  • The trek to Everest Base Camp is not very difficult
  • The trekker stop point is just before the actual base camp
  • Most tour groups are not allowed to enter or stay in EBC
  • Make sure you carry your day pack since you’ll need water
  • You can enjoy amazing views of Nuptse, Khumbuste and Pumori mountains from the base camp
  • Overnight in Gorak Shep
Note: drinking water at Gorakshep is chargeable. We don’t include drinking water on the trek which you can buy a number of places for between $1 and $3 a bottle (it gets more expensive towards base camp). A better solution is to buy water tablets in Kathmandu/Pokhara for around $2 and treat the water   Day 10:- Hike up to Kalapatthar and retreat trek to Pheriche  
  • Kalapatthar 18,200ft/5,550m - Pheriche 14,100ft/4,300m
  • Gorak Shap to Kalapatthar 2km each way/ 3 to 4 hours
  • Gorak Shap to Pheriche 15km/ 6 to hours
  • The steep climb to Kalapatthar (Difficult)
  • Gradual descent to Pheriche
  • Start early in the morning to avoid the early morning clouds
  • Kala Patar is the rocky hilltop below Pumori
  • Views from the summit: Everest, South Col, Lhotse, Makalu, Khumbu glacier & icefall, Pumori and Everest Base camp
  • Breakfast at Gorak Shep after Kalapatthar hike
  • Pheriche is a village situated above the Tsola river
  • Hospital in Pheriche, run by the Himalayan Rescue Association with the help of volunteers
  Day 11:- Pheriche to Namche Bazaar  
  • Altitude: Namche bazaar 11,300ft/3,450m
  • Trek: 15km/ 7 to 8 hours
  • Moderate, continuously descent and short ascent just before Namche bazaar
  Day 12:- Namche Bazar to Phakding to Lukla  
  • Phakding 8,500ft/2,600m
  • Trek: 19km/ 7 to 8 hours
  • Moderate, continuously descent till Phakding and gradual ascent to Lukla
  • Start your trek early in the morning, as it’s a long day trek
  • Stop at Phakding for lunch
  • Stay in Lukla
  Day 13:- Fly back to Kathmandu  
  • Morning fly to Kathmandu (30 minutes)
  • Your trek to Everest Base Camp is over
  • Spend the day in Kathmandu or fly back to your home
  • Hotel accommodation in Kathmandu is included in the cost
Note: weather conditions may cause flight cancellations. Delays are possible any time of year but are more typical on summer departures. Keep one or two buffer days  


  • Things to Carry
  • Backpack & rain cover: (50 - 60 ltr) with comfortable shoulder straps
  • Day pack + rain cover: 20 - 30 ltr (If hire a mule or porter)
  • Walking stick: Advisable (At least one)
  • Head torch: 1 Nos.
  • Water bottle/Hydration pack: 2 bottles of one litre each
  • People who use a hydration pack
  • 1 hydration pack and 1 bottle of one litre
  • Carry at least one thermos flask
  • Snacks Energy bars, dry fruits, electral/ors
  • Personal Medical Kit: Consult your doctor
  • T-shirts: 2 Full sleeves (Non-cotton)
  • Fleece T-shirts: 1 Nos.
  • Fleece jacket: 1 Nos. (Alternative: a woollen sweater)
  • Down feather / Hollofil jacket: 1 Nos.
  • Wind & waterproof (jacket & pant): 1 Pair
  • Thermal inners (upper and lower): 1 Pair
  • Trek pants: 2 Synthetic (avoid shorts, fitting denim, capris)
  • Poncho: 1 Nos.
  • Personal Utilities
  • Sunscreen cream
  • Moisturiser
  • Toilet Paper & wipes
  • Lip balm
  • Hand sanitizer
  • Antibacterial powder
  • Toothbrush and toothpaste
  • Quick-dry towel
  • Sun cap 1 Nos: (One that covers the neck as well)
  • Woollen cap: 1 Nos.
  • Balaclava: 1 Nos.
  • Neck-gaiters: 1 Nos.
  • Sunglasses
  • Dark with side cover, it should be U/V protected.
  • People who wear spectacles-
  • (A)- Use contact lenses. (Not for Chadar trek)
  • (B)- Photochromatic glasses.
  • Trekking shoes: 1 Pair (Waterproof, high ankle with good grip)
  • Floaters/flip-flops: 1 Pair (Optional)
  • Cotton socks: 5 pairs
  • Woollen socks: 3 pairs
  • Gaiters: 1 Pair (TTH team will notify you if required)
  • Waterproof gloves: 1 Pair
  • Fleece/woollen gloves: 1 Pair

  • Inclusions
  • 1. Accommodation: (Sharing basis)
  • • Day 1 and 13 Hotel in Kathmandu.
  • • Day2 to 12 Teahouse.
  • 2. Flights: (According to Itinerary)
  • • Kathmandu to Lukla.
  • • Lukla to Kathmandu.
  • • Domestic airport transfers for Lukla.
  • 3. Support:
  • • 1 English Speaking Guide.
  • • Assistant Guide
  • 4. All meals during trek: (As per the itinerary)
  • • Day 2 Lunch to Day 13 Breakfast
  • 5. All necessary permits and entry fees.
  • 6. TIMS card.
  • 7. High-altitude sleeping bag.
  • 8. First aid medical kits, oxygen cylinder.
  • 9. Storeroom facility in Kathmandu for extra luggage.
  • 10. Insurance of Trekking Guide and porters.
  • 11. Services from Kathmandu to Kathmandu.
  • Exclusions
  • 1. Extra Expenses.
  • • Any kind of personal expenses.
  • • Porters for the personal bag*.
  • • Wifi, charging batteries and hot showers.
  • • Customary gratuities for guides & porters.
  • 2. Nepal entry visa (approximately $40 USD) only for foreigners (Not for Indian).
  • 3. Unforeseen cost due to flight cancellation, weather conditions etc.
  • 4. Evacuation and medical expenses*.
  • 5. Mineral Water
  • 6. Travel and Trek insurance (we suggest to get travel insurance from ASC360)
  • 7. All costs not outlined under "What's included".

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