Everest Base Camp Trek - 14 Days


14 days
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Overview

Everest Base Camp Trek gives you an opportunity to visit some of the high-altitude destinations that only a handful of world’s population ever gets to visit. Following the footsteps of Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay, trek along the foothills of Himalayan mountains including the world’s highest, Mount Everest (8, 848 m). Stand beneath their massive shadows and feel humbled. En route experience Sherpa hospitality and culture, Buddhist spiritualism (the trails are adorned with mani stones, chortens and colorful prayer flags) and amazing mountain scenery.

NOTE: The Lukla flights to and from Kathmandu had been shifted to Manthali Airport, Ramechhap district in 2019 & 2020 due to heavy air traffic during peak trekking season (Mar, Apr, May, Oct, Nov). But, for now, the flights are directly between Kathmandu and Lukla. Extra cost would be applicable if airlines don't provide any shuttle services or if you want to take a private vehicle instead of the shared ride provided by the airlines.

Description

Itinerary

Day 1: Arrive in Kathmandu (1, 400 m)

Stop At: Ace the Himalaya, Thamel, A One Business Complex, Second Floor, Kathmandu 44600 Nepal
Our airport representative will be receiving you at Tribhuvan International Airport, Kathmandu and s/he will be displaying an Ace the Himalaya signboard outside the airport terminal. You will be then transferred to your respective hotel in our private tourist vehicle.

Note: If you happen to arrive after 4 pm you would be briefed about the EBC trek by our guide, this will be the pre-trip meeting for you, so please make sure that you ask all the questions. But if you arrive earlier than 4 pm, your pre-trip meeting would be on that very day at our office. During the meeting, we will introduce your trek leader/guide. For the meeting, please make sure you bring the passport, three copies of passport-size photos and a readable copy of your travel insurance policy. During this meeting, please clear the due balance, if any, and sign the legally binding trip form as well as the non-liability disclaimer.
Duration: 1 hour

No meals included on this day.
Accommodation included: Three-star hotel

Day 2: Fly to Lukla (2, 804 m) or Drive to Manthali (4-6 hours) and Fly to Lukla, and Trek to Phakding (2, 610 m) - 3 hours

Stop At: Tenzing-Hillary Airport, Lukla - Everest Base Camp Trekking Route 30, Chaunrikharka 56000, Nepal
The Lukla flights to and from Kathmandu have been shifted to Manthali Airport, Ramechhap district due to heavy traffic congestion in Kathmandu airport during peak trekking season (March, April, May, October, November). The current Lukla flight operation from Manthali airport that was started from the trekking season of March 2019 will continue from Manthali in the upcoming years. However, if we receive any new updates, we will let you know as soon as possible and your itinerary might slightly change due to this.An extra cost would be applicable if airlines do not provide any shuttle services or if you want to take a private vehicle instead of the shared ride provided by the airlines.

An early morning start takes us to the Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu for the 35-minute scenic flight to Tenzing and Hillary Airport at Lukla (2, 804 m). On arrival at the airport, the guide will brief you and introduce our porters before we begin our trek towards Phakding (2, 610 m).

After landing we have time to explore the village while our Sherpa crew sort and load our trekking equipment. Then we begin our trek in the Everest region by descending towards the Dudh Kosi River where we join the main trail to Namche Bazaar, located just above Chaunrikharka (2, 713 m). The walking is easy. After passing through the small village of Ghat (2, 550 m), it is a short walk to Phakding.
Duration: 30 minutes

Meals included:
• Breakfast: Packed breakfast in Kathmandu


Accommodation included: Guesthouse

Day 3: Trek to Namche Bazaar (3, 441 m) - 5.5 hours

Stop At: Irish Pub, Lukla - Everest Base Camp Trekking Route, Namche Bazaar 56002 Nepal
We continue trekking along the banks of the Dudh Koshi, crossing the majestic river many times on exciting suspension bridges laden with prayer flags. After entering the Sagamartha National Park, the trail climbs steeply with breathtaking views. Namche Bazaar is home to many quality restaurants, hotels, lodges, shops, money exchange services, internet cafes and bakeries. Namche is the biggest Sherpa settlement along the Everest trail.
Duration: 16 hours

Meals included:



Accommodation included: Guesthouse

Day 4: Namche Bazaar Acclimatization Day

Stop At: Irish Pub, Lukla - Everest Base Camp Trekking Route, Namche Bazaar 56002 Nepal
We will spend a day in Namche Bazaar in order to acclimatize and adjust to the thinning air. We will trek a short distance to a museum that is celebrated for its exhibits of the traditional customs of the Sherpa people. We will also hike up the Syangboche Airport and the Everest View Hotel, one of the highest-placed hotels in the world. From this point, we can see rewarding views of the Himalayas including Mt Everest.
Duration: 1 day

Meals included:



Accommodation included: Guesthouse

Day 5: Trek to Tengboche (3, 860 m) - 5 hours

Stop At: Tengboche Gompa, Sagarmatha, Tengboche 56002 Nepal
The trek continues along the rushing glacial waters of the Dudh Koshi with magnificent views of the mountains. We’ll have trekked to an altitude of 3, 860m upon reaching Tengboche. Inside the monastery are incredibly ornate wall hangings, a 20-foot sculpture of Buddha, and the musical instruments and robes of the Lamas. The group will be taken to observe a prayer ceremony either in the evening or in the morning dependent on the day’s trek.
Duration: 16 hours

Meals included:



Accommodation included: Guesthouse

Day 6: Trek to Dingboche (4, 350 m) - 5 hours

Stop At: Dingboche - Chhukhung Path 7, Khumjung 56000, Nepal
From Tengboche, the trail drops to Debuche, crosses another exciting suspension bridge on the Imja Khola, and climbs to Pangboche amongst thousands of mani stones. Our uphill trek continues, taking us to the quaint traditional Sherpa village of Dingboche with its exquisite views of Lhotse, Island Peak, and Ama Dablam. We take our time, so we avoid getting affected by the altitude.
Duration: 16 hours

Meals included:



Accommodation included: Guesthouse

Day 7: Acclimatization Hike to Nangkartshang Peak (5, 083 m) - 4 hours

Stop At: Dingboche - Chhukhung Path 7, Khumjung 56000, Nepal
This day is planned as acclimatization day. We don’t make progress towards Everest Base Camp. Instead we will take a hike to Nangkartshang peak just above Dingboche. The peak is an excellent view point. Especially of the gorgeous Ama Dablam. If weather is clear, we will get to see Ama Dablam from its summit to its feet. You can spend the afternoon strolling around the village or resting.
Duration: 1 day

Meals included:



Accommodation included: Guesthouse

Day 8: Trek to Lobuche (4, 910 m) - 5 hours

Stop At: Lobuche, WRX6+64V, Khumjung 56000, Nepal
Today, the trail continues along the lateral moraine of the Khumbu Glacier and passes by stone memorials for climbers who have perished on nearby summits. We continue to climb as we are heading to the village of Lobuche which is located at the foot of giant Lobuche peak. Some breathing problems may arise today due to the altitude.
Duration: 16 hours

Meals included:



Accommodation included: Guesthouse

Day 9: Trek to Everest Base Camp (5, 365 m) and then Back to Gorak Shep (5, 180 m) - 8 hours

Stop At: Mount Everest, Sagarmatha National Park 00977 Nepal
This is a big and difficult day walk along the Khumbu Glacier and up to Everest Base Camp at 5, 365 m, the closest you can get to Mt. Everest without mountaineering equipment. During spring, there will likely be expedition teams about to attempt the summit. The view of the Khumbu Icefall from Base Camp is spectacular. We return back to Gorak Shep for the night.
Duration: 30 minutes

Meals included:



Accommodation included: Guesthouse

Day 10: Hike Up to Kala Patthar (5, 555 m) Early in the Morning and Trek Down to Pheriche (4, 200 m) - 7 hours

Stop At: Kala Pattar, 44600 Nepal
This will be one of the most difficult yet rewarding days of the trek. Most of the morning is spent climbing Mt. Kala Patthar, a small peak at 5, 555 m. The ascent is demanding but the climber gets the most magnificent mountain panorama: Everest, the highest point on the planet at 8, 848 m, towers directly ahead and on all sides loom the giants such as Nuptse, Pumori, Chagatse, Lhotse and countless others. We make a quick descent to Gorak Shep and have hot breakfast, and then trek down to Pheriche.
Duration: 30 minutes

Meals included:



Accommodation included: Guesthouse

Day 11: Trek to Namche Bazaar (3, 441 m) - 7 hours

Stop At: Irish Pub, Lukla - Everest Base Camp Trekking Route, Namche Bazaar 56002 Nepal
Leaving the mountains behind us, our descent takes us away from the Everest Base Camp through Pangboche and Tengboche before continuing to the town of Namche Bazaar. We arrive back to Namche in the afternoon.
Duration: 16 hours

Meals included:



Accommodation included: Guesthouse

Day 12: Trek to Lukla (2, 804 m) - 6 hours

Stop At: Lukla Bazaar, 56000, चौरीखर्क 56000, Nepal
This is our last day of trekking in the Everest region as we return to Lukla where the trek began. We enjoy this time to reflect on the trek as a group and the personal achievement of all those who took part. The afternoon is free, so you can wander about, relax and enjoy a hot shower! In the evening, have a few celebratory drinks and dance with your trek-mates.
Duration: 16 hours

Meals included:



Accommodation included: Guesthouse

Day 13: Fly from Lukla to Kathmandu or fly to Manthali from Lukla (2, 804 m) and Drive to Kathmandu (4-6 hours)

Stop At: Tenzing-Hillary Airport, Lukla - Everest Base Camp Trekking Route 30, Chaunrikharka 56000, Nepal
Enjoying the last glimpse of the mountains and the last morning in the Everest region we have recently visited, the 35 minutes scenic flight takes us back to Kathmandu. On arrival in Kathmandu, we are met and transferred back to our starting hotel.

If you are interested in extending the trip, there are many options such as Chitwan jungle safari, river rafting adventure, Kathmandu shopping tour, mountain biking and other activities.
Duration: 30 minutes

Meals included:

Accommodation included: Three-star hotel

Day 14: Transfer to the International Airport for your final departure

Stop At: Tribhuvan International Airport, Ring Rd, काठमाडौँ 44600, Nepal
The Everest Base Camp trek concludes – our airport representative will drop you to Kathmandu’s Tribhuwan International Airport for your flight departure from Nepal.
Duration: 2 hours

Meals included:

No accommodation included on this day.

Inclusions

  • 13x Breakfast
  • 11x Dinner
  • 11x Lunch
  • Accommodation included: 13 nights
  • Airport/hotel transfers in private tourist vehicle
  • 3-star twin-share accommodation in Kathmandu (2 nights); breakfast included
  • Guesthouse accommodation during the trek (mostly twin-share and occasionally dormitory-style rooms)
  • First-aid trained, government licensed English-speaking trekking guide
  • Porter service for 11 days (1 porter for 2 clients).
  • Food, accommodation, salary, insurance, equipment and medicine for all staff
  • Everest/Sagarmatha National Park entry permit and Pasang Lhamu Rural Municipality fee for trekking.
  • Airfare for Kathmandu-Lukla-Kathmandu sector including airport departure tax
  • Ace the Himalaya’s duffel, trekking map, sun hat and trip completion certificate (yours to keep)
  • A comprehensive first-aid kit and arrangements for emergency medical evacuation in worst scenario.
  • All our government taxes, tourist service charges, official expenses
  • Entry/Admission - Tenzing-Hillary Airport
  • Entry/Admission - Irish Pub
  • Entry/Admission - Tengboche Gompa
  • Entry/Admission - Dingboche - Chhukhung Path 7
  • Entry/Admission - Lobuche
  • Entry/Admission - Mount Everest
  • Entry/Admission - Kala Pattar
  • Entry/Admission - Lukla Bazaar
  • Entry/Admission - Tribhuvan International Airport

Exclusions

  • Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu.
  • Travel insurance covering emergency high-altitude rescue and evacuation
  • International airfare and airport departure tax
  • Nepal visa which you can get easily upon arrival
  • Alcoholic, hot and cold drinks
  • Personal trekking equipment
  • Tips for guide and porter. (Tipping is expected.)
  • Any others expenses that are not mentioned in the Included section

Additional information

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • The price is for 1 person based on two people booking. It is also valid for a single person booking. However, if we don't have an existing group for your chosen departure date or anyone to share the accommodation with you, a single surcharge of USD 200 is applicable which you need to pay upon your arrival in Nepal. At the time of booking, we will inform you if we have a group or not for your date. The single surcharge is also applicable if you don't want to join any group and want a solo departure.
  • Domestic flight luggage allowance: 15 kg
  • Near public transportation
  • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 travelers

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Cancellation

If you cancel at least 7 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is no cancellation fee.
If you cancel between 3 and 6 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is a 50 percent cancellation fee.
If you cancel within 2 day(s) of the scheduled departure, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee.

margishr
May 2022

I weighed many companies when deciding to do a trek to Everest Base Camp. I decided on Ace the Himalaya because of a great price point (great discount deal they had going with TripAdvisor) and their great reviews. The 14-day EBC Trek offered by Ace the Himalaya was by far the easiest to book (ot...

tomborgers
May 2022

Our guide Dipesh was extremely friendly and helpful, we had such a good time with him that we got invited to a wedding by him. The porters are also very friendly and everybody spoke English very well. The views are amazing! Would recommend anyone!

hike2175
May 2022

This trip was awesome! The value for the price is excellent. A big shout out to Madan who should be voted the best Himalayan guide in all of Nepal! Also Sauman who is the best porter/guide for ACE. Forget about guides in the United States, go direct to the source! They will take care of you ...

Passport62600261733
May 2022

Did the 14 day EBC trek and was very impressed with Ace! We had a wonderful time from start to finish. From the hotels, flights, tea houses, down to the food, Ace makes sure to take care of it all and provide the best possible service! Our guide Aamod and our porter Sindap were also incredible. T...

230troyf
May 2022

Thanks to Ace for an outstanding adventure. The staff and guides were knowledgeable, well organized and very friendly. Their professionalism was top notch so if you are looking to book a trip to base camp look no further. Pasang was our guide and again was top shelf. Book with Ace and you won’t r...

stanh652
May 2022

Amazing! Additionally to the beautiful journey and the enthousiasm of the team (Dipesh, Dilip, and Girija) when climbing to the everest, Dipesh took us to a Nepalese wedding on the countryside which was an amazing cultural experience! We would also like to thank the CEO Prem, for being a caring b...

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