The core Everest Base Camp Trek Itinerary is either 15 or 16 days. However, people, these days prefer a customized trip itinerary for Everest Base Camp Trekking. Accordingly, various customized trip itineraries are well designed by different trekking companies. These itineraries are to suit their interest, time schedule and budget.
The itinerary you choose differs the pricing or the cost. The itinerary ranges from 10-15 or 16 days.
Short Everest Base Camp Trek
Short Everest Base Camp Trek is getting popularity among the global tourists these days. People want a short itinerary, probably, it is because of their limited time frame and budget but still keen to witness Mt. Everest from the closest viewpoint of Khumbu region.
Short Everest Base Camp Trek is also designed to make the trip the most exciting and memorable. For this, you trekkers are to get ready to venture out into the wild kingdom of Himalayas where the top of the world inhabits.
Everest Base Camp Trek Route
Everest Base Camp Trek Route is located in Sagarmatha National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, in Khumbu region of Nepal. Beginning from Lukla, we get the final destination which is Everest Base Camp. Actually, both Tibet and Nepal shares Everest and its Base Camp. Relatively, Nepal side Everest Base Camp is far better to see mesmerizing mountain giants.
Best Everest Base Camp Trek
Among various Everest Base Camp Trek itineraries, 15 or 16 days Everest Base Camp Itinerary is the best Everest Camp Trek. It has proper acclimatization both in Namche and Dingboche and plenty of time of exploration. This itinerary suits to the people of any age. This itinerary also consists of one spare day so that one can catch the international flight in case of Lukla flight delayed.
Everest Base Camp Trek 14 days
Everest Base Camp Trek 14 days is one of the best itineraries for Everest Base Camp Trek. Two weeks time is the perfect schedule to spend in Everest region exploring flora and faunas, Sherpa people and their culture and mountain panorama including Mt. Everest, the top of the world.
Everest Base Camp Trek 14 day’s itinerary is perfectly designed with proper acclimatization at the higher elevation. Trekkers are quite happy with this 14 days Everest base camp itinerary.
Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu (1,300m/4,264 ft)
Day 02: Kathmandu sightseeing
Day 03: Fly to Lukla; Trek to Phakding (2,651m/8,700ft) 3 - 4 hours trek
Day 04: Trek from Phakding to Namche Bazaar (3,438m/11,280 ft) 5 - 6 hours
Day 05: Acclimatization Day
Day 06: Trek from Namche Bazaar to Tengboche (3,870m/12,694ft) 5 - 6 hours
Day 07: Trek from Tengboche to Dingboche (4,360 m/14,300 ft) 5 - 6 hours
Day 08: Acclimatization Day
Day 09: Trek from Dingboche to Lobuche (4940 m/16,207 ft) 5-6 hours
Day 10: Trek from Lobuche to Everest Base Camp (5,364m/17,594ft) to Gorakshep (5,170m/16,961ft) 6-7 hours
Day 11: Trek from Gorakshep to Pheriche via Kalapatthar (5,545m/18192ft) to Pheriche (4,288m/14,070ft) 7-8 hours
Day 12: Trek from Pheriche to Namche Bazaar (3,440m/11,280 ft) 6 - 7 hours
Day 13: Trek from Namche Bazaar to Lukla via Phakding (2,860m/9,186ft) 6 - 7 hours
Day 14: Fly from Lukla to Kathmandu
Everest Base Camp Trek 12 days
Everest Base Camp Trek 12 day’s itinerary is also popular among the trekkers. People who want to see Everest but have less than 2 weeks time frame can see entire Everest Panorama, mighty glaciers, avalanches, Sherpa people and their culture in 12 days.
Kathmandu-Lukla scenic flight, Lukla, Namche, Tengboche, Kalapatthar and Everest Base Camp and Sagarmatha National Park are the major highlights of Everest Base Camp Trek 12 day’s itinerary. This Everest Base trek itinerary is for those who have stronger stamina relatively.
Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu (1,300m/4,264 ft)
Day 02: Fly to Lukla: Trek to Phakding (2,651m/8,700ft) 3 - 4 hours trek
Day 03: Trek from Phakding to Namche Bazaar (3,438m/11,280 ft) 5 - 6 hours
Day 04: Acclimatization Day
Day 05: Trek from Namche Bazaar to Tengboche (3,870m/12,694ft) 5 - 6 hours
Day 06: Trek from Tengboche to Dingboche (4,360 m/14,300 ft) 5 - 6 hours
Day 07: Trek from Dingboche to Lobuche (4940 m/16,207 ft) 5-6 hours
Day 08: Trek from Lobuche to Everest Base Camp to Gorakshep (5,364m/17,594ft) (5,170m/16,961ft)6-7 hours
Day 09: Trek from Gorakshep to Pheriche via Kalapatthar (5,545m/18192ft) to Pheriche (4,288m/14,070ft) 7-8
Day 10: Trek from Pheriche to Namche Bazaar (3,440m/11,280 ft) 6 - 7 hours
Day 11: Trek from Namche Bazaar to Lukla via Phakding (2,860m/9,186ft) 6 - 7 hours
Day 12: Fly from Lukla to Kathmandu
Important Note: If the above itinerary does not meet your needs, we can customize the itinerary according to your need or requirements.
Everest Base Camp Trek 13 days
Everest Base Camp trek 13 days itinerary is a customized Everest Base Camp trek itinerary. People trekking to different regions have different interest and accordingly, they set their program schedule. And also the budget determines the trip itinerary. You have more than 12 days and less than 2 weeks time in Nepal and are excited to see Mt. Everest, the top of the world, can fulfil their dream of witnessing Everest in 13 days.
Day 01: Kathmandu–Lukla (2,642m/8,668ft)–Trek to Phakding (2,562m /8,700ft), 35 min flight, 8km, 3-4 hrs
Day 02: Trek from Phakding to Namche Bazaar (3,440m/11,280ft), 10km, 6-7 hrs
Day 03: Namche Bazaar: Rest, acclimatization and exploration day
Day 04: Trek from Namche Bazaar to Phortse Village (3,810m/12,450ft); 10 Km, 6-7 hrs
Day 05: Trek from Phortse to Dingboche (4,360 m/14,300ft): 10km, 5-6 hrs
Day 06: Acclimatization day in Dingboche and exploration day
Day 07: Trek from Dingboche to Lobuche (4,940m/16,207ft), 7 km, 5-6 hrs
Day 08: Trek from Lobuche to Gorak Shep (5,160m/17,000ft)–EBC (5,364m/17,594ft), 15 km, Gorakshep 8-10 hrs
Day 09: Trek from Gorak Shep to Kala Patthar (5,545m/18,192ft) – Pheriche (4,280m/14,070ft), ~15 km, 8-10 hrs
Day 10: Trek from Pheriche to Tengboche (3,870m/12,694ft): 8km, 5-6 hrs
Day 11: Trek from Tengboche to Namche Bazaar (3,440 m/11,280 ft): 8km
Day 12: Trek from Namche Bazaar to Lukla (2,642m/8,668ft): 18km, 7-8 hrs, 5-6 hrs
Day 13: Lukla–Kathmandu (1,300m/4,264ft): flight 35 min
Everest Trek Cost for Nepali
It is true that the Everest Trek Cost for Nepali is relatively less than the cost for foreigners. Some of the tourists raise questions about this issue of difference in cost between Nepali and foreigner visitors too. But to present the fact, Nepalese visitors or trekkers pay much less that foreigner while trekking in Everest region.
Even the flight fare differs for Nepali people from foreigners. The cost of Lukla flight for the foreigner is per way $175 and per way Rs.5200 for the Nepalese people.
Everest Base Camp Trek Cost
Everest Base Camp Trek cost is determined by the following things:
- The company you join
- The itinerary you want
- Guide and Porter
- Your Meal
- Extra expenses
- Transportation and Flight ticket both ways
However, normally, the Everest Base Camp Trek cost is between $1150 to $1250
Everest Base Camp Trek Difficulty
Everest Base Camp Trek is normally taken as moderate trekking but it is actually not. It is somehow moderate and strenuous too. Majority of trekkers share similar experience after doing Everest Base Camp Trekking.
The trail is mild in fact. The flat trails gradually taking to the Everest Base Camp and Kalapatthar is not so strenuous. But some trekkers still find it strenuous. The trails when we are arriving at Namche is tough and steep. Otherwise, we have a moderate walk.
Everest Base Camp Trek Map
Everest Base Camp Trek Map is one of the most important things to pack up while making a trip to Everest Base Camp. It tells us about the almost entire things like accommodation, facilities, elevation, route, flora and faunas, mountain peaks and its elevation, major attractions, side trips and so on. So, having a map in a trekking is like hiring a guide. A good map is really blessing for the trekkers. Everest Base Camp Trek Map can be purchased in Thamel in Kathmandu or sometimes, we are offered by the trekking companies while we buy a trekking package. Normally, the Everest Trek Map costs between 05-08USD.
Everest Base camp Trek Reviews
Everest Base Camp Trek Reviews are published mainly on Trip Advisor, Google, Facebook, Twitter and even on the webpage of trekking companies. Similarly, we can ask the reviews from the people who have already been to Everest Base Camp.
Actually, before deciding a particular trip to the mountain or wherever you want, we read the reviews about it in detail and also about the trekking companies who organize the trips to Everest Base Camp Trek, then only, we come up with the final decision to book our trip. This way really benefits you for the entire trip and also makes it memorable for the lifetime.
Everest Base Camp Trek Blog
All Everest Base Camp Trek Blog are not reliable. Some may mislead you. So, you have to check the reliability of the travel blogs. For this, you need to check who posts the blogs? It is a reliable trekking expert? What is the history of the blogger and what access does the blogger has in the international arena, how many people have been benefited with it? These are some of the important things to explore before believing the information posted in the blog.
We find several Everest Base Camp Trek Blog on Google and company website. Which one is the most informative for you, go with it and plan for your upcoming trip to Everest Base Camp. Reading blogs really help you in many ways beforehand preparing a trip anywhere.
Everest Base Camp Trek Best Time of the Year
Nepal has mainly four seasons: Spring, autumn, winter and summer. Among all, autumn is the best season to trek to Everest Base Camp. Autumn in Nepal is between of Mid of Sept and the mid of Nov. This is the perfect climatic season to travel in Nepal and Everest Base Camp. The sky is clear. The visibility is awesome. The mountains are magnificent. The temperature is moderate. Mountains barely get rain. The sun is pleasant. The combination of weather and the mountain panorama makes this season the best of all to travel in Nepal.
Everest Short Trek
In order to satisfy the different interest of the trekkers, the trekking companies offer a great variety of Everest short trek itinerary like 11 days Everest Base Camp Trek, 12 days Everest Base Camp Trek, 13 days Everest Base Camp Trek and even 9 and 10 days Everest Base Camp Trek. These all Everest short treks are customized Everest Base Camp Treks in Nepal to suit clients timing and budget.