Way to Everest Base Camp
Way to Everest Base Camp

Everest Base Camp Trek Join Small Group - 12 Days

Highlights

    Join our small group trekking to Everest Base Camp. 12 days Standard trekking package in Best Everest Base Camp Trek plan including professional guide, flight of Kathmandu Lukla Kathmandu, all the foods on the way, accommodation in local tea house and all the permits. Join in small group trek is benefit for individual trekkers to reduce trekking cost and connecting new friends. Joining trekking is available from its best trekking months March till May and September to December. Anyone can join our fixed departure dates of 11 nights 12 days Everest Base Camp Trekking.    

First day of Everest Base Camp Trekking starts flying from Kathmandu to Lukla Airport, which is in the altitude of 2,860 miter. Itinerary is including two days acclimatization days in Namche (3,440m) and Dingboche (4,410m) before reaching Everest Base Camp (5,200m) and Kalapathar (5,545m). These two days acclimatization days will help to reach EBC and Kalapathar. Panoramic mountains including Mount Everest and other Himalayan rages are full day panoramic from second trekking days. Eight days of trekking including two days rest one the way complete to reach Everest Base Camp. Another 3 days continue walking same way down reach again in Lukla airport to fly back next morning to Kathmandu.

Everest Base Camp is one of the life memorial trekking experience. Stunning mountain views every days on your trekking, biggest Buddhist monasteries to explore, beautiful Sherpa settlement, Sherpa cultures and many more. Every day 5 to 7 hours of walking in the high altitude is adventure walking for normal trekkers. Walking body shape and habit of hiking is really need to well complete EBC and Kalapathar Trekking. Entire nights are staying in local tea houses which provides tourist standard rooms and foods from their own restaurants.   

Nepal Highland Treks can customize trekking itinerary as per your interest in your private trekking plan. Everest Base Camp trekking plan can add Gokyo Lake through Chola Pass. Also can including climbing trekking peak like Island peak and Lobuche Peak including EBC and Kalapathar. If you also want to skip flight of Lukla, there is another trekking plan driving from Kathmandu to trekking starting point and drive back Kathmandu from trekking ending point.

Short Itinerary
Day 1: Fly to Lukla (2,860m) and trek to Phakding (2,652m) 3/4 hours. Overnight at tea house
Day 2: Trek Phakding to Namche Bazar (3,440m) 6/7 Hours. Overnight at tea house
Day 3: Acclimatization at Namche. Hike to Everest view hotel (3,880m) and back to Namche for overnight
Day 4: Trek Namche to Tengboche (3,860m) 5/6 hours. Overnight at tea house
Day 5: Trek Tengboche to Dingboche (4,410m) 5/6 hours. Overnight at tea house
Day 6: Acclimatization in Dingboche. Hiking around and overnight
Day 7: Trek Dingboche to Lobuche (4,910m) 4/5 hours. Overnight at tea house
Day 8: Trek Lobuche to Everest Base Camp (5,360) and back to Gorakhshep (5,180m) for overnight. 7/8 hours
Day 9: Climb Kalapathar at early in the morning (5,545m) and trek down to Pheriche (4210m) 7 hours. Overnight at tea house
Day 10: Trek Pheriche to Namche (3410m) 6/7 hours. Overnight at tea house
Day 11: Trek Namche to Lukla (2860m) 6/7 Hours. Overnight at tea house
Day 12: Fly back to Kathmandu. Trekking ends

Everest base camp trek cost: USD 1160 per person  
based on small group joining trek 

Departure Dates 2019
Sept 14, Sept 21 Sept 29
Oct: 02, Oct 11, Oct 19, Oct 27
Nov 05, Nov 15, Nov 23 
Dec 02, Dec 13

tinerary in Details 
Day 1: Fly to Lukla (2,860m) and trek to Phakding (2,652m) 3/4 hours. Overnight at tea house
Early in the morning we drive to domestic airport for your flight to Lukla. It is early morning flight about 35 minutes. Scenic flight with tiny aircraft takes off you at Hillary airport (Lukla). Your guide will introduce with your porter. After managing your luggage, start walking toward Phakding. The trail follows the bank of the Dudhkoshi River. Easy and flat walking takes only around 4 hours to reach pace of overnight.

Day 2: Trek Phakding to Namche Bazar (3,440m) 6/7 Hours. Overnight at tea house
After your breakfast start trekking to Namche Bazar (Biggest town in Everest region). We pass big suspension bring at the beginning. Than our trail become slightly up hills. Route is passing through alpine forest along with Dudhkoshi River. We also pass Benkar village, Monjo village and Jorsalle on the way. After having our lunch, we start tough up hills walking and reach Namche.

Day 3: Acclimatization at Namche. Hike to Everest view hotel (3,880m) and back to Namche for overnight
It is acclimatization day and we take hiking tour around. Hike to Everest view hotel and Khumjung village. Visit local monasteries and Hillary school. It is pleasant day to have your lunch at Khumjung village with front view of Mount Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse, Thamserku, Amadablam and others. Come back to Namche. Walking around in Namche get more refresh

Day 4: Trek Namche to Tengboche (3,860m) 5/6 hours. Overnight at tea house
We trek an easy way with front view of panoramic mountain up to Phunki Thanga, small River side village. From here, trekking route start to be up hills. It contains some of the major ascend toward Tengboche. Tengboche is famous with Tengboche monastery and it is one of the largest monastery in Everest region. Monastery open from 3 pm and it is good visit at their evening chanting by lamas

Day 5: Trek Tengboche to Dingboche (4,410m) 5/6 hours. Overnight at tea house
Trekking through Rhododendron forest reach at Deboche village. After Diboche valley reach at Pangboche village which is having biggest settlement of Sherpa peoples. We still have good view of Mount Everest, Lhotse and Amadablam. Trekking trail than follow through upper Pangboche for exploring an oldest pangboche monastery. After walking some minor ascends, we can see picturesque village of Dingboche with beautiful potato fields.

Day 6: Acclimatization in Dingboche. Hiking around and overnight
It is good to have acclimatized here before you reach at Everest Base Camp. Instead of staying inactively, we make hiking around the valley. We climb up behind the valley. It is good view of some 8000 miter Himalayas and several other climbing peaks. Instead of hiking long, we back to lodge and take rest for tomorrow’s ascent.

Day 7: Trek Dingboche to Lobuche (4,910m) 4/5 hours. Overnight at tea house
It is short hiking at high altitude. We start after your breakfast in Dingboche. After walking around three hours in wide valley we reach at Duglha. You’re walking than reach some tough ascending. You may feel hard to breathe as it is thinner air in high altitude. You will reach Lobuche. Lobushe is small settlement with fewer tea houses only. You have to be prepared with chilly night.

Day 8: Trek Lobuche to Everest Base Camp (5,360) and back to Gorakhshep (5,180m) for overnight. 7/8 hours
Day of reaching at base camp of highest peak of the earth, you are at the day of reaching your dream. It is better to start trekking as earlier as possible after your breakfast. The trekking trail to Everest Base Camp is not hard but it is continuously ascending and descending at glacier rocky trail. Everest base Camp is extremely beautiful. Panaromic Mountains including Everest is surroundings. We will come up to near from Khumbu Glacier and see icefall from slopes of Mount Everest. We than come back to Gorakhshep for our overnight

Day 9: Climb Kalapathar at early in the morning (5,545m) and trek down to Pheriche (4210m) 7 hours. Overnight at tea house
We prepare with our small bag with hot drinking water and some nuts. It is about one and half hours climbing. When we start, it is dark and chilly. Get sunrise view and panoramic mountain views which is probably the best view ever in this trekking. We come down to Gorakhshep and have breakfast. Hike back to Pheriche for overnight

Day 10: Trek Pheriche to Namche (3410m) 6/7 hours. Overnight at tea house
All the way downhill from Pheriche to Phunki Thanga. We can choose either Tengboche or Phunki thanga for our lunch. Small ascend involve after phunki Thanga to the top. Again an hour downhill reach Namche. You can feel more relax at Namche having nice walking soundings. Namche is having some of the goods cafes, shops and restaurants

Day 11: Trek Namche to Lukla (2860m) 6/7 Hours. Overnight at tea house
Today is quite long walking down and flat land. It is same way back as we crossed Jorsalle, Manjo, Benkar, Phakding and other small villages on the way. From Jorsalle we cross area of Everest National park. Enjoy your walking with several suspension bring over Dhudhkoshi river

Day 12: Fly back to Kathmandu. Trekking ends
Fly early in the morning from Lukla to Kathmandu. You can view Scenic Mountain and green hills from tiny flight. Drive from Kathmandu domestic airport

Cost Includes

    • Airport transfer service
    • Necessary Everest Trekking permits
    • Flight ticket of Kathmandu – Lukla – Kathmandu
    • Accommodation in local tea house on twin sharing during trekking 
    • Three times foods during trekking (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner) including tea and coffee 
    • An English speaking trekking guide and supporter (2 peoples = 1 supporter) with their foods, Salary, accommodation, insurance, equipment
    • Emergency rescue management, First Aid kit
    • Duffel bag to put your stuffs and handover it to Porter
    • Warm down sleeping bag in returnable base if you need
    • Government taxes and official service charge

Cost Excludes

    • Bar bills, soft drinks/ bottled drinks including drinking water
    • Hot shower, battery charges cost
    • communication cost and internet cost
    • Personal equipment, personal insurance, medical expenses
    • Cost of emergency rescue in case of need
    • Tipping to staffs
    • Accommodation, Foods and any activities in Kathmandu
    • Upgrading of accommodation on the way of trekking where available
    • Cost of separating from the main group

Important Note

Accommodation in the trip
Accommodation in entire trekking is in local tea houses (Local guest house) on twin sharing. You will get rooms with inside toilet in Lukla, Phakding and in Namche (4 Nights). All others tea houses are providing common toilets outside your room. Everest Base Camp trekking region may have over flow of trekkers in peak season, in that situation, you may share common room with other trekkers. It may happen in Gorakhshep and in Lobuche.  

Foods in the trip
During your trekking, same tea houses you are going to stay provide you breakfast and Dinner. Lunch is on the way at suitable place. All the foods during trekking is including in the packages. Hotel and restaurants provide you international standard foods in entire Everest Base Camp Trekking. It is suggest choosing vegetarian foods. Meats are not fresh in the region since it should carried from out the of the region. Route of EBC Trekking is none scarifies zone, peoples are not allow to scarify any animals for meat purpose. 

Guide and Porter
Your guide to Everest Base Camp Trekking is from Kathmandu. He is the one our company regular guide more responsible, friendly, helpful and good English speaking. You will meet him in Kathmandu before starting your trek. Porters are from Lukla airport. Usually there will be 1 porter for every two trekkers. He is able to carry total 20 kilogram. Both guide and porters are fully equipped, insured and  including their foods, accommodation on the way. Trekking guides are those who can communicate with you and local peoples and having enough knowledge of local places, peoples, their cultures as well as having knowledge of high altitude sickness.

Drinking Water during Trekking
Drinking water is extra cost from package. During the trek it is available bottled mineral water, boiled water fill in your own bottle from every tea houses or can use even normal water from Tap. Bottled mineral water is available in every guest houses, shops in entire Everest Base Camp Trekking. As you hike high altitude, cost of bottled mineral water and boil filtered water increase. Water from local taps can be also used as drinking water by purification with purification tablet and filter it yourself. Most of the trekkers are drinking bottled mineral water and boiled filtered water. rarely using local tap water.  

Equipment list
You do not need to bring whole equipments from your home country. Good trekking equipments with reasonable cost are available in Kathmandu too. We can suggest you to buy those after we check it. Representative from Nepal Highland Treks or your guide can provide you good suggestion.
Clothing List
Round cap to protect from sun during sunny day
Warm head cover cap to protect from cold
Muff to cover mouth from heavy wind and cold
1 pair warm inner thermal and warm inner trouser
1 pair warm outer trouser
1 pair warm wind proof warm outer trouser
One pair light and warm jacket or sweeter
One pair down jacket
One pair wind proof jacket
2 pairs light shocks
2 pair warm shocks
1 pair light shoe or sandal
1 pair warm water proof trekking shoes 
2 pairs light trouser or half paint for walking during day and hot temperature
2 to 3 pairs of light t-shirt
Warm glove
Rain coat (cover body and backpack)
20 litter polar bag for trekking, carrying yourself (Trekking bag pack)
Duffel bag to keep your goods and handover to porter, Nepal Highland Treks provide you in Kathmadnu 
Down Sleeping bag with its Inner *     (* = Nepal Highland Treks provide in returnable based)

Other accessories
Head lamp with enough battery
Camera and its battery
Battery charger
Trekking stick
Phone and charger
lip care
Sun cream
Toilet papers
Hand wash lotion
Thoth brush add paste
Washing shop and bath shampoo
Quick dry towel

First Aid Kit Medicines 
In every trekking package, our guide will carry first aid kit box containing medicines of anti altitude, anti Diarrhea, pain relief, Antibiotic, anti cold, anti vomiting, anti headache, fever, bandages, handplast and anti septic lotion . If you are taking any regular medicine that is compulsory to bring by yourself.

Some Dos and Dont’s during Everest Base Camp Trekking
Trekking route of Everest Base Camp is unspoiled and exotic land which is sensitive. Treat the land and local peoples with care and respect.  Try your best to keep environment clean and show appreciation for culture and traditional religious beliefs.
Make Everest region litter free: Do not through any litter; put it in dustbin fixed by national park or in local tea houses. Sanitary napkins and tampons should be wrapped properly and through it right place. Take batteries back to your home country for safe disposal or reuse.   
Respect local cultures, custom and peoples: Route of Everest Base Camp Hiking is combination of different cultural ethnic group of local peoples. Their culture, customs, living style and any function is typical and it is important for them. So respect all these while you are there. You can involve respectfully in those function.   
Take your guide with you in every hiking and climbing: our guide will be always with your while trekking every days. You are trekking and hiking in remote areas with maximum altitude. Few days in the itinerary are as acclimatization day and hiking around for recovering stamina. Take your guide with you in all these activities. It is Himalaya and do not be more exited, take advice from guide to take any decision.  
Do not through foods after order: Foods are all carried by helicopter or flight from Kathmandu. It takes a week time to reach all the foods in base camp site. It is not with any other transportation but carried by peoples or donkey.  It is important that you order only sufficient food which you can finish. Do not waste any foods in the region. Meet items are not fresh in Everest Region. The land is out of scarifies any animals, and meets are all carried from out of region. This is the reason meets are not fresh.