Everest Base Camp Budget Trek - 14 Days

Trip Introduction:-

Trekking to Everest Base Camp has been declared as one of the finest trekking destinations of the world by Lonely Planet and other trip advisors every year while suggesting top ten trekking destinations of the world. To be more specific, Everest Base Camp Trek has been listed as the fourth out of the ten trekking destinations of the world by Lonely planet for 2020. People who come to Nepal for mild adventure trekking to celebrate their holidays always find Everest Base Camp Trek in the top list. Everyone wishes to step at the Base Camp of the Highest Mountain of the world but all cannot. Those who are successful to reach Everest Base Camp (5364m) and Kalapatthar ( 5644m), they celebrate , probably, the most incredible views of Mt. Everest, Loatse, Nupse, Loatse and Pumori. Likewise, the stunning sunrise turns these breathtaking views more spectacular. The unsoiled and authentic Sherpa People’s culture, worth exploring towns like Lukla, Namche and Tengboche, Hotel Everest View, Sagaramtha National Park, mighty avalanches and glaciers and marvelous landscapes  make us really feel very special  during our Everest Base Camp Trek.

We simply have two options for the beginning of Everest Base Camp Trek. Majority of the trekkers choose a short domestic flight to Lukla and few of them love to begin it from Salleri or Aiselukharka following the very classical trail to Everest Base Camp. To get to Salleri or Aiselukharak, we need to take a long jeep drive ( 9-10 hours). If you begin it from Salleri or any other places of lower Everest region, you can at least enjoy the less crowded trekking trail passing through ancient Sherpa and Tamang people’s settlements until you get to the main trail to Everest Base Camp from Phakding or Monjo.

The path to Everest Base Camp rises to higher elevation gradually passing through Sherpa settlements and lush forest of Sagarmatha National Park. Normally, we have two acclimatization days : one at Namche and the other at Dingboche. Exploring local towns including Namche Bazaar, Tengboche and Dingboche, we walk to Everest Base Camp to capture mesmerizing Mt. Everest. Ascending up to Hotel Everest View point and experiencing alpine flora and fauna in Sagaramtha National Park will, certainly, make our trip more fascinating. Climb Kalapatthar, the highest point of this trek and walk to Everest Base Camp, imprison the surreal views around including the top of the world, Mt. Everest and walk down to Lukla along the same way. Optionally, you can do a helicopter ride to get back to Lukla or back to Kathmandu directly from Kalapatthar or Gorekhshep.

How difficult is this trek?

Majority of the people find Everest Base Camp as a moderate adventure trekking in Nepal in Khumbu region. However, few of them consider it as a challenging trek. In fact, going above 5000m is not an easy job. But, the trail to Everest Base Camp is not technical like other high passes treks. People with high level of stamina and confidence can do this trek. You require walking 5-6 hours every day on average. There are a few cases of altitude sickness on the way to Everest Base Camp. If they have high altitude sickness, they will immediately be rescued.

Best Weather (s) of the Year

You will find your Everest Base Camp Trek absolutely spectacular during Autumn( Sep-Nov). The climate and the environment are perfect to walk and capture the views. If you go for the second best time of the year for Everest Base Camp you can do it in Spring ( Mar-May). You will marvel at seeing flowering rhododendron with mesmerizing mountain panorama during spring. If you can not do your Everest Base Camp trek during these two seasons, you still can do it in pre-winter (first week of Dec). Check the weather forecast before you book the flight to Lukla if you are flying.

Overview

Outline Itinerary:-

  • Day 01: Your Arrival At T.I.A. Kathmandu.
  • Day 02: 35-40 minutes Flight from Kathmandu to Lukla 2860 M. and same day trek to Phakding 2660 M. (3-4 hours).
  • Day 03: Trek from Phakding to Namche Bazaar 3440 M. (5-6 hours).
  • Day 04: A rest day & excursion day.
  • Day 05: Trek from Namche Bazzar to Tengbuche 3870 M. (6 hours).
  • Day 06: Trek from Tengbuche to Dingboche 4460 M. (5-6 hours).
  • Day 07: A rest day and excursion day.
  • Day 08: Trek from Dingbuche to Lobuche 4910 M. (5-6 hours).
  • Day 09: Trek from Lobuche to Gorakshep 5160 M. & Hike to Everest Base Camp 5364 M. – Gorakshep (7-8 hours).
  • Day 10: Early morning hike from Gorakshep to Kalapather 5550 M. & trek down to Pheriche 4260 M. (6-7 hours).
  • Day 11: Trek from Pheriche to Namche Bazaar 3535 M. (6-7 hours).
  • Day 12: Trek from Namche Bazaar to Lukla 2840 M. (6-7 hours).
  • Day 13: Fly from Lukla to Kathmandu and transfer to a hotel.
  • Day 14: Departure.

Trip Highlights

  • Celebrate , probably, the most incredible views of Mt. Everest, Loatse, Nupse, Loatse and Pumori from Kalapatthar and Everest Base Camp
  • Explore beautiful towns like Lukla, Namche and Tengboche on the way
  • Have the delight of walking through Sagarmatha National Park
  • Experience authentic Sherpa’s culture and civilization

Itinerary

Day 1
Your Arrival At T.I.A. Kathmandu.

Arrive at Tribhuvan International Airport conveniently via any international flight you like. You can see us at the airport as we will be waiting to receive. Immediately after we receive you, we make a comfortable transfer to the hotel. Take your time for relaxation and rest.

Day 2
35-40 minutes Flight from Kathmandu to Lukla 2860 M. and Same Day Trek to Phakding 2660 M. (3-4 hours)

You will take an early morning breakfast today. We are flying early in the morning to avoid bad weather. Enjoy this short flight for 35-40 minutes with spectacular landscapes and mountain panorama. Land at Lukla airport and prepare for the formal walk to Phakding. Walkthrough Lukla town and lush forest before you arrive at Phakding. Stay ovenright at the local lodge.

Important notice: “Lukla flight is departing and returning to Ramechhap Manthali airport due to ongoing upgrades at Kathmandu airport. It’s about a 4/5 hours drive to Ramechhap from Kathmandu so we will get started for the airport around 2:30 am. The return drive at the end of the trek is between 4/5 hours”.

Day 3
Trek from Phakding to Namche Bazaar 3440 M. (5-6 hours).

Initially, you head towards Monjo . You will find the Sagarmatha National Park Authorized office here. You get your permits checked and let you enter into National Park. Now, you begin to enjoy the walk-in Sagarmatha National Park via deep woods, traditional Sherpa settlements. You will also see the Dudhkoshi river today and finally ascend up to Namche Bazar. You will take a short walk around the city in the evening if you like.

Day 4
A Rest Day & Excursion Day.

This day is for acclimatization and exploration at Namche Bazaar. We hike up to Hotel Everest Viewpoint and take beautiful pictures of Mt. Everest and other towering mountain summits with a stunning sunrise. The awe-inspiring landscapes and incredible Khumjung village are spectacular from Hotel Everest View. After that, we walk down to Namche Bazaar and some people love to take another walk to Thame Monastery. Enjoy the walk around the city in the evening observing beautiful shops, cafes, hotels, ATMs, and beauty salons.

Day 5
Trek from Namche Bazzar to Tengbuche 3870 M. (6 hours).

You will enjoy today’s trail with an incredible view of Amadablam. It takes 15-20 minutes to pass through Namche Bazaar until we get the main trail. Trekkers will see mules and yaks carrying foodstuffs. Enjoy the walk along the newly made flat trail and go down to the riverside. Cross the river and ascend up to Tengbuche. The holy Tengbouche monastery is the main attraction of Tengbuche town.

Day 6
Trek from Tengbuche to Dingboche 4460 M. (5-6 hours).

Still, the view of Amadablam will be dominant throughout the trip today. Today will be the finest day to enjoy the walk via the deep woods of Sagarmatha National Park. We cross Dindboche Khola ( river) while approaching Dingboche. Arrive in Dingboche and observe this beautiful town.

Day 7
A Rest and Excursion Day.

Some people just take rest and relax at the lodge and some do a walk to Chukkung Valley. The walk to Chukkung Valley begins after breakfast. It takes 2-3 hours to get to Chukkung. We have lunch here and trek back to Dingboche for overnight stay. The Island Peak and other Himalayan giants are breathtaking from Chukkung Valley. Some trekkers also like to climb Chukkung ri.

Day 8
Trek from Dingbuche to Lobuche 4910 M. (5-6 hours).

We pass through a number of ridges to get to lobuche today. Mountain views on the way will equally be magnificent. You will enjoy alpine bushes and the dry landscapes on the toddy’s trail. You pass Sherpa People’s graveyard before getting to Lobuche. Lobuche is located on the riverside.

Day 9
Trek from Lobuche to Gorkshep 5160 M. & Hike to Everest Base Camp 5364 M. – Gorekhshep (7-8 hours).

Today’s walk really makes you feel blessed with incredible mountain panorama, glaciers and avalanches. Initially, we trek to Gorekhshep, the town below Kalapatthar, have our lunch there and trek to Everest Base Camp. Celebrate the moments of putting your footsteps at the base camp of the highest peak of the world and walk back to Gorekhshep for overnight stay.

Day 10
Early morning hike from Gorkshep to Kalapather 5550 M. & trek down to Pheriche 4260 M. (6-7 hours).

Rise at between 4.30-5 am and climb Kalapatthar. Go to the top of Kalapatthar and wait for the sunrise. You will see a number of trekkers with their cameras facing towards Mt. Everest. The sunrise makes the entire setting of the mountain panorama enticing and you will capture them. Mt. Everest, Pumori, Nupse, Loatse and other mountain giants are worth capturing. Then, we walk down to Gorekhshep and have breakfast. After breakfast, we continue our trek to Periche via Lobuche.

Day 11
Trek from Pheriche to Namche Bazaar 3535 M. (6-7 hours)

We are walking down now to Namche Bazaar via Tengboche and Kyanjuma. After we pass Tengbuche, we walk down to the riverside. We cross the bridge and catch the trail leading towards Kyanjuma among three trails: one heading to Namche, the next heading to Khumjung village, and the last one going to Gokyo. Walkthrough lush rhododendron experiencing some alpine species of wildlife. Enjoy the magnificent Twache. Thamserku and Amadablam on the way.

Day 12
Trek from Namche Bazaar to Lukla 2840 M. (5-6 hours)

Although this is the last day-hiking to Lukla, you will excitedly celebrate this walk with spectacular memories you have collected during this trek. Pass Phakding and ascend up to Lukla town. You can take a walk around the town and the airport in the evening.

Day 13
Fly from Lukla to Kathmandu and transfer to a hotel.

Board on the flight early in the morning because the wind may disturb your flight in the late morning. Capture astonishing views of mountain panorama during the flight. Land in Kathmandu Airport and transfer to Hotel. After you refreshed, you can do shopping or any other activities you like. We will meet in the evening for a beautiful farewell dinner.

Day 14
Departure.

We drop you at the Kathmandu airport so that you can make an easy departure. Catch your international flight and make your return trip to your country/hometown.

The Trip Cost Includes

  • All airport/hotel transfers.
  • 02 night’s hotel in Kathmandu with breakfast.
  • All nights in standard guest house/lodges in mountain.
  • Welcome and farewell dinner.
  • All accommodation and meals during the trek (breakfast, lunch and dinner).
  • Domestic flights (Kathmandu to Lukla to Kathmandu) and airport departure taxes.
  • An experienced English-speaking trekking guide including his salary, insurance, equipment, flight, food and lodging.
  • Private porter (2 trekkers: 1 porter) including their salary, insurance, equipment, food and lodging.
  • Down jacket, four seasonal sleeping bag, duffel bag, t-shirt, and trekking map (down jacket and sleeping bag are to be returned after trip completion).
  • A comprehensive medical kit. (regarding your conversation)
  • All necessary paper work and permits (National park permit, TIMS ).

The Trip Cost Excludes

  • Nepal Visa fee (bring accurate USD cash and two passport photographs).
  • International airfare to and from Kathmandu.
  • Excess baggage charges.
  • Lunch and evening meals in Kathmandu(and also in the case of early return from the mountain than the scheduled itinerary).
  • Extra night accommodation in Kathmandu because of early arrival, late departure, and early return from the mountain(due to any reason) than the scheduled itinerary.
  • Travel and rescue insurance.
  • Personal expenses (phone calls, laundry, bar bills, battery recharge, extra porters, bottle or boiled water, shower etc).
  • Tips for guides and porters.

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Everest Base Camp Budget Trek
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Trip Facts

  • 1-12 people.
  • 5545m/18,192ft
  • Nepal
  • Moderate
  • Breakfast in Kathmandu and all meals during the trek.
  • Hotel accomodation in Kathmandu and teahouses during the trek.

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