13 Days Everest Base Camp Trek

13 Days Everest Base Camp Trek – Exploring the famous trails in the Sagarmatha National Park, EBC Trek heads to the foot of the Mt. Everest (8848m). Also, the 13 Days Everest Base Camp Trek offers all the gorgeous attractions of the region along with the towering Himalayas. Along with mountains like Cho Oyu (8201m), […]

Trip Facts

Trip Duration - 13
Trekking Duration - 11 Days
Trekking Mode - Tea House Trek
Trip Level - Demanding
Max. Altitude - 5545 meters
Min. Group Size - 2+

13 Days Everest Base Camp Trek – Exploring the famous trails in the Sagarmatha National Park, EBC Trek heads to the foot of the Mt. Everest (8848m). Also, the 13 Days Everest Base Camp Trek offers all the gorgeous attractions of the region along with the towering Himalayas. Along with mountains like Cho Oyu (8201m), Lhotse (8516m), and Nuptse (7861m), trekkers can enjoy many other attractions as well. Moreover, it is also one of the shorter treks that conclude at the base camp of Mt. Everest.

13 Days Everest Base Camp Trek Highlights:

  • Enjoy the view of the Mt. Everest (8848m) and many other Himalayas
  • Explore various landmarks in the Sagarmatha National Park
  • Fly to Lukla on a short and scenic flight
  • Relish the ravishing Sherpa culture and traditions
  • Visit the Everest Base Camp and Kalapatthar vantage point

Trip facts
Geography: Hills/Mountains/Glacier
Location: Solukhumbu
Level of Difficulty: Demanding
Duration of Trek: 13 days
Max Altitude: 5545 m
Religions: Buddhist
Ethnic People: Sherpa
Accommodation: Hotel/Lodge/Teahouse
Transportation: Flight/Private Car, Van, Hice, Bus.
Minimum Pax: 2

Firstly, the 13 day Everest Base Camp Trek begins with a flight to Lukla. Also, Lukla hosts one of the most dangerous airports in the world. Then, you begin the trek to Namche Bazaar and enter the Sagarmatha National Park. Here, you explore the village and visit some famous cultural landmarks around the region. Then, you continue east towards Tengboche village which is also home to the Tengboche Monastery. Further, you head to Dingboche as you relish the views of the Mt. Ama Dablam (6856m). The trek passes Thugla village and reaches Lobuche.

As the trek crosses the 5000-meter mark, you will begin to trek across the Khumbu Glacier. Next, you will trek past the Gorakshep Lake and head east towards the Everest Base Camp. Here, you can enjoy the views of Khumbu Glacier, Icefall, and mountains like Nuptse (7861m) and Pumo Ri (7165m). Finally, you hike to the Kalapatthar viewpoint and enjoy the views of the Mt. Everest and many other surrounding mountains. The return trek begins as you head back to Namche Bazaar. You continue to trek along the Dudh Koshi River and heads to Kathmandu on a scenic flight.

It is a trek with moderate difficulty so, trekkers should be in a good physical condition. Also, spring (March to May) and autumn (September to November) seasons are the best times for the trek. At Visit Himalaya Treks, we do our best to provide our clients with the trip of their lives. Moreover, we also have many other trips across Nepal.

13 Days Everest Base Camp Trek Short Itinerary,
Day 01:
Arrive in Kathmandu and transfer to hotel| 1,300 m
Day 02: Fly to Lukla- (35 Minute) Hike to Phakding, 3 hrs |2,640 m
Day 03: Trek to Namche Bazaar. 3,440m- 6 hrs
Day 04: Free day- Acclimation in Namche Bazaar
Day 05: Trek to Tengboche, 3,860m – 05 hrs.
Day 06: Trek to Dingboche 4,410 m – 05 hrs.
Day 07: Trek to Lobuche 4,910m – 05 hrs.
Day 08: Trek to Gorakshep (5,140m) Lunch then trek to Everest base camp (5,364 m) back to Gorakshep- 5,140 m– 08 hrs.
Day 09: Hike to Kalapatthar (5,545 m) Everest Sunrise view then Trek back to Pheriche -4,210m, 06 hrs.
Day 10: Trek back to Namche Bazaar 3,440 m – 06 hours.
Day 11: Trek back to Lukla (2,800 m) 6-7 hrs
Day 12: Morning fly back to Kathmandu afternoon free at leisure.
Day 13: International departure

DETAIL ITINERARY

Day 01: Arrive in Kathmandu and transfer to hotel| 1,300 m
As you arrive in Kathmandu, our company representatives will welcome you at Tribhuvan International Airport. Then, you’ll drive to our hotel and freshen up stay overnight at Hotel.
Day 02: Fly to Lukla- (35 Minute) Hike to Phakding, 3 hrs |2,640 m
You’ll have your breakfast and head to the Tribhuvan International Airport to catch your scheduled flight to Lukla. The flight takes approximately 35 minutes and offers views of the landscapes including green hills, rivers, and the glorious Himalayas. Next, you start your trek towards Phakding from Lukla. You’ll see many rocks painted and carved with the Buddhist prayers on the trail. After walking for a couple of hours, you’ll reach Phakding in the Dudh Koshi river valley. Night stay in Phakding.

Trekking distance: 8 km
Meals Included: Breakfast/ Lunch/ Dinner
Highlights of the Day: scenic flight from Kathmandu to Lukla, prayer rocks, views of Himalayas
Day 03: Trek to Namche Bazaar. 3,440m- 6 hrs
After a warm early breakfast, you head out from Phakding and cross the Dudh Koshi River as you start towards Namche Bazaar. This day’s trek is a bit more challenging than the previous day as you have to climb uphill. Next, you reach Monjo village before you get to the entry point of Sagarmatha National Park. As you get near to Namche Bazaar, the trail gets steeper. After nearly 6 hours, you get to Namche Bazaar where you spend the night.

Trekking distance: 10 km
Meals Included: Breakfast/ Lunch/ Dinner
Highlights of the Day: explore the Sagarmatha National park, small Sherpa settlements, stupas, chortens, rhododendron and pine forests
Day 04: Free day- Acclimation in Namche Bazaar
You spend a day in Namche Bazaar to get used to the atmosphere there. Before heading further, you need to adjust your body with the thinning air and changing climate. To spend the day, you roam around Namche Bazaar and enjoy the view of surrounding areas. You can visit the Everest View hotel and have a nice view of Mount Everest (8848m) in the morning. Other places you can visit are the Khumjung and Khunde villages. Night stay in Namche Bazaar.

Trekking distance: 5 km
Meals Included: Breakfast/ Lunch/ Dinner
Highlights of the Day: visit Everest View hotel, Hike to Sherpa villages like Khumjung and Khunde
Day 05: Trek to Tengboche, 3,860m – 05 hrs.
The next day, you head towards Tengboche after a nice breakfast early morning. The trail is flat and easy-going as you leave Namche Bazaar. After you leave Namche Bazaar, the trail gets narrower and bit rough. You’ll reach Sanasa which is a junction that separates the trails to the Gokyo valley and Everest Base Camp. Continuing along the Dudh Koshi River, you’ll reach Tengboche. You visit the Tengboche monastery and spend the night there. Night stay in Tengboche.

Trekking distance: 6 km
Meals Included: Breakfast/ Lunch/ Dinner
Highlights of the Day: prayer flags and stones, stupas and chortens, views of Mt. Everest, Lobuche and more, Tengboche Monastery
Day 06: Trek to Dingboche 4,410 m – 05 hrs.
Next, you head to Dingboche which takes you close to the base camp. Next, you’ll ascend gradually that takes you to Pangboche. You get nice views of snow-capped mountains including a close view of Mt. Ama Dablam (6856m). You can visit the Pangboche monastery and continue your journey to Dingboche. As you reach Dingboche, you’ll start seeing farmlands and fields. Night stay in Dingboche.

Trekking distance: 10.5 km
Meals Included: Breakfast/ Lunch/ Dinner
Highlights of the Day: visit Pangboche monastery, close view of Mt. Ama Dablam, fields and farmlands
Day 07: Trek to Lobuche 4,910m – 05 hrs.
This day, you head to the last stop before Everest Base camp. You start with an ascent along the Khumbu river valley towards Thukla. Then, you’ll head to Pheriche and trek towards Thukla after crossing a bridge. The trails are open and you get nice views of the surrounding. You come across Thukla pass after you pass Thukla village. As you reach Lobuche, the trails are rather snowy so, you need to be careful while walking. Night stay in Lobuche.

Trekking distance: 9.5 km
Meals Included: Breakfast/ Lunch/ Dinner
Highlights of the Day: Views of the Himalayas like the Mt. Everest (8848m) and Lingtren (6749m) from the Thukla pass
Day 08: Trek to Gorakshep (5,140m) Lunch then trek to Everest base camp (5,364 m) back to Gorakshep- 5,140 m– 08 hrs.
Finally, you’ll head to the Everest Base camp this day. First, you head to Gorakshep where you’ll stop for your lunch. Then, you continue through the snowy trails towards Everest Base Camp. The colored tents give a unique image with the black and white landscape. You get a panoramic view of snow-capped mountains like Nuptse (7861m), Pumo Ri (7165m), Khumbutse (6608m) and more. You can also get a close view of Khumbu Icefall from the base camp. Later, you return to Gorakshep after for the night stay.

Trekking distance: 11.5 km
Meals Included: Breakfast/ Lunch/ Dinner
Highlights of the Day: Views of the Mt. Everest along with Pumo Ri, Khumbutse, Nuptse and more, close view of Khumbu Icefall
Day 09: Hike to Kalapatthar (5,545 m) Everest Sunrise view then Trek back to Pheriche -4,210m, 06 hrs.
On this day, you hike to Kalapatthar to view the sunrise and the majestic close views of Himalayas. You start early before sunrise and after a couple of hours, you’ll reach the famous viewpoint of Kalapatthar. The view of sunrise is mesmerizing over the mountains like the Mt. Everest (8848m) and Lhotse (8516m). Nuptse (7861m), and Ama Dablam (6856m) among other mountains. After enjoying the view, you return to Gorakshep, have breakfast, and retrace your path towards Pheriche. Night stay in Pheriche.

Trekking distance: 12 km
Meals Included: Breakfast/ Lunch/ Dinner
Highlights of the Day: an up-close view of the Mt. Everest, Lhotse, Pumo Ri, Ama Dablam, and many other Himalayas, view of a beautiful sunrise in the company of the Himalayas
Day 10: Trek back to Namche Bazaar 3,440 m – 06 hours.
As your return journey begins, you trek down slowly enjoying the views and surroundings. You walk down to Lobuche and then continue towards Dingboche. You cross the Imja River and climb towards Tengboche. You rest for some time at Tengboche and explore the village. You cross the Dudh Koshi River and continue down to Namche Bazaar. Night stay in Namche Bazaar.

Trekking distance: 15 km
Meals Included: Breakfast/ Lunch/ Dinner
Highlights of the Day: explore the Sherpa villages and knowing their lifestyle and cultures, Monasteries on the way, Dudh Koshi river
Day 11: Trek back to Lukla (2,800 m) 6-7 hrs
On the last day of your trek, you head to Lukla from Namche Bazaar. You walk through the rhododendron and pine forests in the Sagarmatha National Park. You check out from the National Park and then head to Phakding. This day, you explore some of the Sherpa villages on the way and enjoy some time with the locals there. You can roam around Lukla and enjoy in the restaurant. Night stay in Lukla.

Trekking distance: 18 km
Meals Included: Breakfast/ Lunch/ Dinner
Highlights of the Day: prayer flags and stones, Sherpa settlements, National Park
Day 12: Morning fly back to Kathmandu afternoon free at leisure.
Early morning after breakfast, you attend your scheduled flight to Kathmandu. If you want to visit some places in Kathmandu, you can hire a local guide and visit heritage sites in Kathmandu after lunch. You can visit Pashupatinath, Swayambhunath, and Boudhanath. If time permits, you can visit the durbar squares in Kathmandu, Patan, and Bhaktapur. Night stay in Kathmandu.

Flight Duration: 25-30 Mins
Meals Included: Breakfast/ Lunch/ Dinner
Highlights of the Day: scenic flight from Lukla to Kathmandu, visit the world heritage sites in Kathmandu
Day 13: International departure
Lastly, you’ll have a farewell breakfast and you’ll drive to Tribhuvan International Airport to attend your flight. You can stay a few more days if you plan to take a tour around the valley. You can also book other tour and trek packages and contact the office.

Meals Included: Breakfast

Service inclusion on trip cost;
01: Arrivals and departure transport by car (We will collect you from the Kathmandu
international airport) and transfer to Hotel.
02: Accommodation in Kathmandu before and after the trek with breakfast (1 night before and 1 night after the trek)
03: Kathmandu Ramechhap & Ramechhap Kathmandu round fare land transport by private car.
04: Ramechhap – Lukla – Ramechhap round fare domestic flight.
05: Accommodation and all meals (breakfast, lunch, and dinner) while on trek in normal teahouses.
06: Salary, insurance, food, accommodation for guides and porters.
05: 2 in sharing porter to carry your luggage on treks (Per person 12 to 15 kilogram luggage) each clients.
06: National Park entry fee and Trekkers Information Management System (TIMS) and Local government taxes.
08: Group First Aid Kit.
09: Government taxes and service charge.

Service inclusion on trip cost:
01: Nepal entry Visa Fees.
02: Personal Travel Insurance (Compulsory).
03: Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu, per meal USD 8 to 10 per person.
04: Personal expenses like beverages (mineral water, alcohol, and soft drinks), telephone bills, laundry, bar bills.
05: Personal tips guide, Porter and driver.

GEAR LIST

Visit Himalaya Treks has always been keen on safety on the journey. We have prepared Trekking Equipment List which the trekkers will need during their trek in Nepal. The following list should help you with your packing. Generally, you should always try to keep the weight of your equipment to a minimum. The weight of your trek bag while trekking should be no more than 15 KG. You must bring the following items:
  • Fleece jacket or warm jumper
  • Thermal shirts/underwear
  • Nightwear thermals
  • Fleece/sweatpants
  •  Day-wear shirt/rain pants
  •  Trekking pants
  • Wind pants
  • Warm hat/balaclava
  • Neck gaiter
  • Sunhat
  • Warm hat
  • Sunglasses
  • Mittens/gloves
  • Water bottle
  • Torch / Flashlight
  • Quick drier Towel
  • Sunscreen and lip balm with sunscreen 35++
  • Water purification
  • A set of Earplugs
  • Trekking Poles
  • Hiking Boots
  • Socks
  • First aid kit
  • Antiseptics
  • Camera and video camera
Medical
  • Betadine / Dettol.
  • Hand-plaster
  • Bandage
  •  Eye drop.
  • Eardrop
  •  Sinex.
  • Gauge
  • Cotton
  • Move / Spray
  • Digene
  • Diamox
  •  D-Cold
  • Vicks
  • Paracetamol
  • Medicine for diarrhea
  • Medicine for a toothache

 

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