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15 Days Everest Base Camp Classic Trek Tour from Kathmandu Request

World's No. 1 Trek Experience

The Everest Base Camp Trek is possibly the most popular trek to Himalaya Range. It is once in a lifetime trek for all adventure lovers in the world, offering not only ever-changing Himalayan scenery especially standing face-to-face with Mount Everest, but also being regarded as a lifetime honorable experience as EBC Trek is one of the hardest treks on the planet either. You will follow in the footsteps of legendary mountaineers like Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay to reach Everest Base Camp at 5364m/17594ft from which you will climb higher to Kalapattar (5,545m) to capture closer view of majestic Mount Everest. It is truly a strenuous and challenging trek. You should be physically strong, and have had some high-altitude hiking experiences. You will hike about 5~6 hours every day over uneven, rocky and often steep terrain. It is not required to have skills of technical climbing or other special abilities.

Our EBC Trek is an all-inclusive package covering experienced trekking guide, porters, hotels (guesthouses), daily meals, trekking permits so that you are able to focus 100% on enjoying the fun of trekking. You are also supported by a powerful team from the very beginning to the end of the trek.

Highlights of this tour:

  • Accomplish the dream trek to the base camp at Mount Everest;
  • Enjoy a closer views of Mount Everest and other famous Himalayan giants - Lhotse (8501m), Makalu (8463m), Cho Oyu (8153m), and Ama Dablam (6856m), etc.;
  • Explore UNESCO World Heritage Cultural Sites in Kathmandu Valley.

Tour Brief Information

  • Tour price: Request

    1. This price is based on a group of 2 adult travelers who will take our private tour and share one standard rooms in regular local 4-star hotel in lower seasons.

    2. This price is subject to change according your traveling season, group size, hotel class, change of activities in your itinerary and possible fluctuation of currency exchange rate. If you want a lower price, you can get more people to join you, or use economy class hotels.

    3. This price is only valid to March 31, 2021.

    4. Reference exchange rate of USD 1= RMB 6.95. The final quotation will be adjusted accoring to the latest real-time exchange rate.

  • Tour code: TD-NEBCT-15
  • Tour type: Private Customizable Tour Package
  • Destination: Kathmandu - Lukla - Namche - EBC - Kathmandu
  • Duration: 15 days & 14 nights
  • Departure: Flexible
  • Travel Theme: TrekkingPhotographyMountain
  • Best Time: SpringAutumnWinter
  • Physical Level
  • Tour Pace
    Comfortable
  • Max Altitude
    5,640 m

Itinerary Details - Day by Day

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Day 1 Kathmandu Aiport Pick up & Check in Hotel (D)

Welcome to Kathmandu, the colorful capital of Nepal. Upon arriving at Kathmandu Tribhuvan International Airport, you will be welcomed by our enthusiastic local guide with smiles, then transfer to Kathmandu downtown to check in your hotel by an air-conditioned vehicle. The rest of today is on your own to relax. If you want to explore nearby, feel free to get some practical suggestions from your tour guide.

At evening, a "Welcome Dinner" will be held for you at an excellent traditional Nepalese Restaurant where you will enjoy a Nepalese cultural program as well as a fine dinner.

Free time ideas: 1) visit Garden of Dreams, Royal Botanical Garden; 2) Walk around Thamel, Ason or Indrachowk bazaar.

  • Namaste - Welcome to Kathmandu Namaste - Welcome to Kathmandu

Day 2 Kathmandu Valley Tour (B)

This morning, after being picked up by our local Nepalese guide at your hotel, you will then start the captivating Kathmandu private tour with a leisure visit to the western delight of the Valley - Swayambhunath, the Kathmandu's most ancient and enigmatic holy shrine with a history over 2500 years. There are a lot of monkeys residing in the Temple, that's why the shrine is also famous as the Monkey Temple.It is an excellent place for a quick hike and some fresh air. On the clear days, you are able to see a line of Himalayan Ranges, and enjoy a fine view over Kathmandu city and the valley. Nest place to visit is Pashupatinath, the largest Hindu temple worshipping the Hindu God Shiva who is known as Pashupati, the master of the whole universe in the Hindu mythology. Located at the bank of the Bagmati River, the holy temple has a reputation of “the Temple of Living Beings” for it attracts thousands of pilgrims from all over the world come to pay homage. For tourists, it is a great place to get a deep exploration of Hinduism culture.

Leave Pashupatinath and drive head to the giant Buddhist stupa of Boudhanath which is the largest stupa in the world with a height of 131ft (39.93 m) , also one of the most important Buddhist sacred sites in Kathmandu valley. The stupa was was built around the 5th century A.D. with a highly unique three level mandala style structure. The location of the stupa is on the ancient trade road to Tibet where the merchants from Tibet rested and hanged prayer flags here for centuries. You will then drive about 30mins to Patan, the second largest city in Kathmandu valley. Compared with Kathmandu city, Patan is quieter, a living place to experience Nepal local culture and lifestyle. You will visit its landmark - Patan Durbar Square which is honored as the finest collection of temples and palaces with exquisite carvings in Nepal. There are Hindu and Buddhist relic sites spread around the square. Most famous one is Krishna Temple which is said to be carved from a single enormous stone. Enjoy the beautiful stone works, religious sculptures, and enjoy a leisure stroll through packed streets of souvenirs in the square.

After the nice refreshing tour of the Heritage and religious sites, return to your hotel. Only breakfast is included today.

  • Pashupatinath Temple Ascetic Monks in Pashupatinath Temple
  • Giant Boudhanath Stupa Giant Boudhanath Stupa
  • Pigeons at Patan Durbar Square Pigeons at Patan Durbar Square
  • Panoramic View of  Swayambhunath Panoramic View of Swayambhunath

Day 3 Flight to Lukla and trek to Phakding (2652m/8699ft) / Duration: 3 hours (B, L, D)

Get up early and transfer to Kathmandu Tribhuvan Airport to take a flight to Lukla. The flight may be delayed due to weather or other reasons. After having lunch in Lukla, trek about 3 hours to Phakding. Experience the idyllic scenery of the Sherpa village along the way. Overnight at Guesthouse, breakfast, lunch and dinner included.

  • Lukla Aiport Lukla Aiport

Day 4 Trek to Namche Bazaar (3440m/11283ft) Duration: 6 hours (B, L, D)

After breakfast, follow the Dudh Koshi River and trek through pine trees and cedar forests to Namche Bazaar which is a lively village established on an ancient trading post where merchants from Tibet and Nepal used to exchange salt, meet, textiles and other goods. It is now one of the most important supply bases for EBC trekking. You can get supply of trekking gears, food, drink and other items here. Overnight at Guesthouse. Breakfast, lunch and dinner are included.

  • Trek to Namche Bazaar Trek to Namche Bazaar
  • Namche Bazaar Village Namche Bazaar Village

Day 5 Acclimatization Trekking around Namche (B, L, D)

Today is acclimatization trekking day so that your body can properly adapt to the higher altitudes in following days. Your guide will lead you to hike up to a high altitude area then return to lower altitude, which is helpful to acclimatize yourself to the altitude quicker and safer. The acclimatization trekking routes are not fixed. Your guide will organize a route for you according to your physical condition and weather condition, such as taking a walk above the Bhote Khola River to Thami (3810m), or a walk to see sunset and Mount Everest at the national park headquarters, etc. Overnight at Guesthouse. Breakfast, lunch and dinner are included.

Day 6 Trek to Tengboche (3860m/12660ft) Duration: 5 hours (B, L, D)

Packing and dressing well, then start today’s trek to Tengbochen, about 9km of hiking with 430 m gaining of altitude. The scenery of this road is particularly spectacular. In clear weather, you can see Mount Everest, Lhotse, and Ama Dablam. If you are lucky, you can even see the national bird of Nepal - Emperor Pheasant. You will also pass by several white Buddhist stupas. Tengbochen is a beautiful village as well as a good place to explore Buddhist monastery and local food. From the window of your room, you can enjoy the amazing view of Mount Everest and other peaks. Overnight at Guesthouse. Breakfast, lunch and dinner are included.

  • Trek to Tengboche Trek to Tengboche

Day 7 Trek to Dingboche (4410m/14464ft) Duration: 5 hours (B, L, D)

The EBC trek starts to get challenging from today as you will trek to altitudes over 4000m and stay the night at Dingboche which is about 4,410 meters above the sea level. It is also chiller now. You have to wear multiple layers, hats and gloves. From Tengboche, you follow the trail dropping to Debuche and walk cross the suspension bridge on the Imja Khola and climb up road full of mani stones to Pangboche. The trek leads you uphill to the village of Dingboche which is a traditional Sherpa village with great views of Lhotse, Island Peak, and Ama Dablam. Overnight in the teahouse in the village. Breakfast, lunch and dinner are included.

  • Trek to Dingboche Trek to Dingboche
  • Dingboche Village Dingboche Village

Day 8 Dingboche to Nagerjun (5100m/16728ft) and return Duration: 6 hours (B, L, D)

Today’s acclimatization for altitudes over 5000m, which is very necessary to prevent altitude sickness. On this day, you will take a short trek to Nagarjun for astounding views of the Himalayas like Ama Dablam (6856m), Mt. Everest (8848m), Kangtega (6685m), Thamserku (6608m), and Lobuche East (6119m). Overlook the Pherche Valley when you get to the top. Then descend to Dingboche. Overnight in the teahouse in the village. Breakfast, lunch and dinner are included.

Day 9 Trek to Lobuche (4910m/16105ft) Duration: 5 hours (B, L, D)

Today you will trek about 6miles from Dingboche to Lobuche which is the last stop before reaching the EBC. The scenery along the road is spectacular…snowy, rocky Himalayas get you surrounded. Start with a gradual uphill climb through the Khumbu Glaciers. Take a rest in Pheriche Valley then head to Thukla village. Continue to trek for a while, you will get to Lobuche which is a small village with a few hotels and lodges. Some breathing problems may arise today due to the altitude. Just keep a slower pace and drink more water. Overnight at Guesthouse. Breakfast, lunch and dinner included.

  • Trek to Lobuche Trek to Lobuche

Day 10 Trek to EBC (5364m/17594ft) & back to Gorakshep (5181m/16994ft) Duration: 8 hours (B, L, D)

Today is the big day as you will finally reach the Everest Base Camp. Depart from Lobuche, follow the broad valley which is paralleled to Khumbu Glacier, and ascend to the moraines of Changri Nup Glacier. After some small ascents and descents over the rocky trails, you will get to Gorak Shep (5,160 metres/16,930 feet), after about 3 hours walking from Lobuche. Take a rest, have lunch and gear up, then head to Everest Base Camp at 5,365 meters which can be arrived within 3 hours. Continuing walking through the Khumbu Glacier to find the prayer flags, which means you’ve reached the Everest Base Camp. From the EBC, you cannot see Mount Everest because it is hidden by Nuptse and other mountains. But you are able to magnificent Khumbu Glacier, lakes, caves, icefalls, etc. After exploring Everest Base Camp, back to Gorakshep and stay overnight at a lodge. Breakfast, lunch and dinner included.

  • Trek to Gorakshep Trek to Gorakshep
  • Everest Base Camp (EBC) Everest Base Camp (EBC)

Day 11 Hiking to Kalapattar (5545m/18188ft) - Gorakshep - Pheriche (4210m/13809ft) Duration: 7 hours (B, L, D)

Wake up early (usually 3am~4am) and trek to Kalapattar (5,545m) where you will view the most sensational sunrise over Himalaya also find the majestic Mount Everest dominating among other peaks. It usually takes about 1.5~2 hour to trek to the peak of Kalapattar. The ascent is very steep so put your steps carefully and slowly, and keep a steady pace. Once you get to the summit of Kalapattar, you will find all your hard efforts in this trip are all worthwhile as you will witness the most amazing Hiamalaya landscape that surpasses your imagination. Pumori, Nuptse, Changtse, Ama Dablam, Taweche, Kantega and Everest – they’re all here.

After you enjoy the views and take photos, trek down to Gorakshep to have breakfast. The rest of today is to descend from Gorakshep to Pheriche. Overnight at a guesthouse.

  • Mount Everest view from Kalapattar Mount Everest view from Kalapattar
  • Descend from Gorakshep to Pheriche Descend from Gorakshep to Pheriche

Day 12 Trek to Namche (3440m/11283ft) Duration: 7 hours (B, L, D)

Today we will descend to Namche by a slightly different route. You will walk cross the suspension bridge over the Imaja Khola River to enjoy beautiful view of the Imaja Valley and Himalayan mountains. Then pass through beautiful forests of rhododendron and juniper to Phunkitenga. Cross the river of Dudh Kosi and walk down to Trashinga. From here the trail lead you directly to Namche Bazaar. Have a good rest to recover from the trek.

Day 13 Trek to Lukla (2800m/9184ft) Duration: 7 hours (B, L, D)

You head to Lukla from Namche Bazaar which will be the last day of this trek. You walk through the rhododendron and pine forests in the Sagarmatha National Park. You can also witness the last views of some of the Everest Himalayas on the way back. You exit from the National Park and then head to Phakding. You’ll see Mani walls and prayer flags along the way to Lukla. Night stay in Lukla.

Today is the last day trek of your adventure. You will trek the same way you came. A slower pace is recommended. Walk through the pine tree, cherish the last views of Everest and other peaks. Stay the night in Lukla.

Day 14 D14 Fly back to Kathmandu (B)

You head to Lukla from Namche Bazaar which will be the last day of this trek. You walk through the rhododendron and pine forests in the Sagarmatha National Park. You can also witness the last views of some of the Everest Himalayas on the way back. You exit from the National Park and then head to Phakding. You’ll see Mani walls and prayer flags along the way to Lukla. Night stay in Lukla.

Today is the last day trek of your adventure. You will trek the same way you came. A slower pace is recommended. Walk through the pine tree, cherish the last views of Everest and other peaks. Stay the night in Lukla.

Day 14 Kathmandu Departure (B)

Today is free for you until your guide pick you up from hotel to the airport to catch your flight in time.

Tips: Please pack your luggage carefully, especially for small things like camera charge, power adaptor, mobile phone, phone charger, wallet and towel. If your flight is arranged in the afternoon, please make sure you check out the hotel before 12pm.

Price & Service Guide

The quotation for this trip is Request per person

1. This price is based on a group of 2 adult travelers who will take our private tour and share one standard rooms in regular local 4-star hotel in lower seasons.

2. This price is subject to change according your traveling season, group size, hotel class, change of activities in your itinerary and possible fluctuation of currency exchange rate. If you want a lower price, you can get more people to join you, or use economy class hotels.

3. This price is only valid to March 31, 2021.

4. Reference exchange rate of USD 1= RMB 6.95. The final quotation will be adjusted accoring to the latest real-time exchange rate.

What's included in this price?

  • Flights transfer between Kathmandu and Lukla.
  • Private professional English-speaking trekking guide.
  • Private vehicle for touring in Kathmandu and airport pick up and drop off.
  • All accommodations, based on double-occupancy. Medium standard accommodation with attached bathroom on twin sharing basis. Guesthouse or lodge during EBC trekking.
  • Meals noted in the itinerary as "B, L, D".
  • Admission fees and activity expenses, as noted in the itinerary.
  • Required trekking permit for EBC Trek.
  • Service Charge (the planning, handling, operational and communication charges) & government taxes.
  • Tourists Accident/Casualty Insurance.

What's excluded in this price?

  • Nepal visa (your local tour guide could help you get it if necessary).
  • Sightseeing not listed in the itinerary.
  • Meals not listed in the itinerary.
  • Personal expenses such as laundry, drink, fax, telephone call, optional tour activities, etc.
  • Gratuities, tips to guides, drivers, bellboys, etc.
  • Excess Baggage Charges.
  • Single room supplement.
  • Personal hiking gears, such as sleeping bag, alpenstock, etc.
  • Additional tour service and/or activities.

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When comparing tour prices, be sure to compare like to like. Our tours are designed to ensure that our customers experience all the culture, history, and beauty that Tibet has to offer, and at a reasonable price.

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We look forward to our trip next March.

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Useful Trip Notes

  • Recommended groups: experienced hikers
  • Conditions: This tour has 10 days trekking at high altitudes between 3,400 m~5,700 m. The road condition is good for most sections except for raining or winter season. A high level of physical fitness is needed for taking this trekking tour.
  • Nepal Visa: Nepal visa is required for all foreign nationals (except Indian nationals), who wants to enter Nepal and spend a holiday there. Once the visa was issued, it must be used within six months from the date of issue. For foreign travelers who want a holiday in Nepal, there are three kinds of Nepal Visa to apply according to different tour durations and purpose, including Single-entry Visa, Multi-entry Visa and Transit Visa. Nepal Visa on Arrival is possible for most nationals, and can be issued at Tribhuvan International Airport or other border ports.
  • The Best time: Considering weather condition and road condition, there are 6 good months suitable for EBC Trekking - March, April, May, September, October and November when the temperatures are moderate, skiers are clean, rains and snows are not often.
  • How to Get to Kathmandu
    Travelers can take inbound international flights to Kathmandu from Lhasa, Chengdu, Guangzhou, Hong Kong, Kunming in China, Thailand, India, Qatar, Turkey, Dubai, Malaysia, Singapore and the United Arab Emirates directly. Overland travel from Tibet, India or Bhutan is also available.

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