Everest Base Camp Trek -15 Days
Everest Base Camp Trek -15 Days Overview
For trekkers new to the Everest region and Nepal, the trek in and around the Everest Base Camp is often a celebration of mountaineering adventure. But, adding an Everest Base Camp Trek to your Nepal itinerary also makes it a dream holiday destination. The venture introduces you to the breathtaking natural beauty and cultural diversity.
Mount Everest is the highest mountain on earth above sea level. It lies in the Mahalangur section of Nepal’s Himalaya range standing at a height of 8848 m. The name “Everest” came after Sir George Everest. He was an English surveyor who was responsible for measuring the height of Everest. Likewise, the peak was first summitted by Sir Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay in 1953. They were part of the ninth British expedition to Everest under the leadership of John Hunt.
It is a goal to stand beneath the tallest peak in the world. This trek provides gorgeous vistas of Mounts Cho Oyu, Ama Dablam, Makalu, Lhotse, Nuptse, and numerous others in addition to Mount Everest. The Everest region’s pure beauty encompasses distinctive topography, lush woods, rivers, lakes, glaciers, and other natural features. In addition to this, you get to learn the Sherpa community’s culture and traditions.
Highlights of Everest Base Camp Trek -15 Days
- Discover the world heritage sites in the Kathmandu valley.
- Enjoy the panoramic beauty of the mountain region on a flight to Lukla.
- Visit Namche Bazaar, a doorway to the Khumbu region.
- Trek along the amazing trails of Sagarmatha National Park.
- Explore the beautiful Tengboche Monastery.
- Discover the unique culture and tradition of Everest’s Sherpa Community.
- Witness the exceptional mountain vistas such as Ama Dablam, Cho Oyu,
- Makalu, Lhotse, and many more.
- Behold the world’s highest peak up close.
- Day 1: Arriving at a hotel in Kathmandu
- Day 2: Briefing and preparation for the trek
- Day 3: Flying to Lukla then trekking to Phakding
- Day 4: Trekking to Namche Bazaar
- Day 5: Rest day at Namche Bazaar for acclimatization
- Day 6: Trekking to Tengboche
- Day 7: Trekking to Dingboche
- Day 8: Rest Day at Dingboche for acclimatization
- Day 9: Trekking to Lobuche
- Day 10: Trekking to Everest Base Camp and stay at Gorakshep
- Day 11: Trekking to Kala Patthar and descend to Pheriche
- Day 12: Trekking back to Namche Bazaar
- Day 13: Trekking back to Lukla
- Day 14: Flying back to Kathmandu from Lukla
- Day 15: Returning Home
Safety and fitness
Everest Base Camp Trek is really a demanding trek. However, it does come with a few challenges. The road from Lukla is steep and rugged. The level of difficulty entirely depends on your physical and mental fitness. But you can build your muscle strength, and make your body flexible by practicing some light exercise, running, and jogging. The trek to the base camp is all about walking 5-6 hours per day for at least 1 week which can make this trek slightly challenging. The trails are rugged, steep, and maybe snowy on off-seasons. The maximum height in this trek is Kalapatthar 5,545m. There is a high risk of mountain sickness. The primary cause of altitude sickness is a decrease in the amount of oxygen in the atmosphere. It’s important to carry handheld oximetry. Oxygen saturation below 75% may be a risk.
Symptoms of Mountain sickness
-Loss of appetite
-Shortness of breath
Preventing mountain sickness
-Have nutritional food
-Have enough rest
-Avoid smoking and alcohol
Medicines for mountain sickness
-Ibuprofen, paracetamol (for headache)
-Promethazine (for nausea)
Clothing and equipment
|Travel wallet||Climbing shocks|
|Duffel bag||Synthetic underwear|
|Trekking boots||Synthetic climbing/trekking pants|
|Trekking shocks||Insulated pants|
|Light weight sneakers||Shell pants(water proof)|
|Medium weight Gaiters(water proof)||Medium weight long john tops|
|Foot powder||Synthetic pile jacket|
|Down booties||Down jacket|
|Double insulated climbing boots||Shell jacket (light weight waterproof)|
|Heavy gaiters||Down parka|
|Buff neck gaiters||Face mask|
|Fleece gloves||Winter/summer hat|
|Climbing gloves||Glacier glasses|
|Chemical hand warmers and foot warmers||Dark goggles|
|Climbing pack||Double lenth and single length sling|
|Lightweight harness||Climbing ascender|
|Locking/non-locking carabiners||Prusik cord|
|Helmet||Alpine ice axe|
|Point crampons||Figure 8 and Rappel device|
|Trekking poles||Backpack cover|
|Down sleeping bag||Sleeping pads|
|Water purification tablets||Power banks|
|Travel towel||Safety kit|
|Hand sanitizer||Suns cream and lip balm|
|Altitude sickness medicine||Wash kit|
|Cup, bowl, spoon||Trash bags and tissue papers|
Trekking to high altitudes can always be risky. Travel Insurance is something you might want to do before trekking anywhere. Sometimes in emergency cases, people need to be evacuated through a helicopter and get medical service. So, in such cases, your travel insurance will be bearing the cost for you.
Seeing all these benefits, the government of Nepal has made travel insurance mandatory thing before trekking. However, it is very important to mention the heights and all the places you will be reaching during your trek. Your insurance entirely depends on the details you have provided earlier. Travel insurance costs you around 150$ which is good for 1 month.
If you are not a Nepalese or Indian citizen, then a visa and a passport are mandatory. You can get your Nepalese Visa at Tribhuvan airport in Kathmandu. The passport must hold a visa of a minimum of 6 months.
Dates of Trip
Group Discount Prices
Frequently Asked Questions
Price W/O Addons: US$ 399 /pax
- Marvel Treks and Expedition certificate (Certified after completion the trek)
- Duffle Bag during the trekking period.( Complimentary )
- Provision of Down jackets during the trek ( Complimentary )
- Provision of sleeping bags during the trek ( Complimentary )
- Provision of sun hat (As a souvenir)
- Provision of Company Tshirt(As a souvenir)
- Provision of raincoat during the trek ( Complimentary )
- Welcome dinner or farewell dinner at one of the typical Nepalese restaurant with traditional ethnic music and dance( Complimentary )
- First Aid Service (Complimentary )
- Trekking Region map (As a souvenir)
- Services regarding airport transfer to and from the hotel via a private tourist vehicle ($20)
- TIMS (Trekkers’ Information Management Systems )($10)
- National park / ACAP / Conservation entry fees.( $30)
- All required local tax and Gov tax ($130 )
- Office service charge.($200
Everest Base Camp Trek -15 Days