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Everest Base Camp Trek - 15 Days

The trek to Everest base camp, one of the most popular in Nepal, is undoubtedly the most coveted route for trekking enthusiasts. Realizable from Lukla aerodrome, in about 11 to 15 days, the trek to Everest base camp offers, to the brave (fairly difficult level) who climb up to Kala Pattar (5643 m), an incredible panorama on the Roof of the world and the most beautiful mountains on Earth.

To get to Nepal, all you need is a valid passport still six months after the return date, and a tourist visa, issued at Kathmandu airport, with a photo ID (provide two ). 25 € for 15 days, 40 € for 30 days, 100 € for 90 days, payable in euros.

Trekking permit

You will need the Trekkers’ Information Management System (TIMS) card, issued by the Nepal Tourism Board, which is located on Exhibition Road, east of Thundikhel: 2,000 rupees (NPR, or € 17) via an agency, 4,000 NPR (€ 34) for individuals. Requires two photos (free booth in offices for the dizzy). If your trek is organized by an agency, it will take care of these formalities.

Entrance to the national park

An entrance fee (3,500 NPR, 30 €) is required at the entrance to Sagarmartha National Park, at the Monjo checkpoint.

Khumbu local tax

It’s new, it just came out: since autumn 2017, the local authorities of Khumbu have implemented an additional tax of 2000 NPR (17 €), estimating that they never see the color of the taxes required for the TIMS permit. Until the conflict is resolved, the Nepalese authorities will reimburse you for this tax deemed “illegal” upon presentation of your receipt (go back to the Nepal Tourism Board office, on Exibition Road, in Kathmandu).

When to do the Everest base camp trek?

The two best seasons for traveling to Nepal are spring (March-April) and especially autumn (October-November-early December). From June to the end of September, the monsoon is fairly (even very) marked, with the exception of a few regions such as Mustang or Dolpo which remain more preserved. Snow is still very present at the start of the season (March-April), and certain high passes can be difficult or even impossible to cross. For treks evolving at high altitude (Khumbu, Manaslu, Annapurna, Haut-Dolpo.) we therefore prefer autumn.

What equipment for the Everest base camp trek?           

Let it be said that it is (very) cold in the Everest Valley. Much more, for comparison, than in Annapurna, or in Ladakh at equivalent altitude. We will therefore ensure that we are fully equipped, starting with a sleeping bag around -10 ° C comfort , ideally (even if we sleep in a lodge, without heating). Also bring a large down jacket, appreciable in the evening and in the mornings when departing from the front, as well as warm gloves, a beanie, category 4 glasses and sun protection, as well as the classic equipment for (high) mountain treks. (Breathable waterproof jacket, high or mid upper shoes).

Please note: as much as possible, take this equipment as hand luggage on the plane, to avoid a loss of luggage compromising your trek. So as not to forget anything, compose your package with the downloadable Matos Trek magazine checklist.

Day 1
Kathmandu to Pokhara (By flight or Bus)

Arrive at Tribhuwan International Airport, Kathmandu, you are welcomed by the team and then you will be transferred to your hotel. This trail goes through Ghorepani Poon Hill. Normally, the trek starts like Phokhara to Nayapul and ends like Phedi to Pokhara.

Day 2
Drive to Nayapul and trek to Ulleri

While early travel tended to be slower, more dangerous, and more dominated by trade and migration, cultural and technological advances over many years have tended to mean that travel has become easier and more accessible. The evolution of technology in such diverse fields as horse tack and bullet trains has contributed to this trend.

Day 3
Trek to Ghorepani

The Palace of Fifty five Windows: This magnificent palace was built during the reign of King Yakshya Malla in A.D. 1427 and was subsequently remodeled by King Bhupatindra Malla in the seventeenth century. Among the brick walls with their gracious setting and sculptural design, is a balcony with Fifty five Windows, considered to be a unique masterpiece of woodcarving.

Day 4
Early trek to Poon Hill for Sunrise, Back to Ghorepani and Trek to Tadapani

Far far away, behind the word mountains, far from the countries Vokalia and Consonantia, there live the blind texts.

Separated they live in Bookmarksgrove right at the coast of the Semantics, a large language ocean. A small river named Duden flows by their place and supplies it with the necessary regelialia.

Day 5
Tadapani to Chomrong

Even the all-powerful Pointing has no control about the blind texts it is an almost unorthographic life One day however a small line of blind text by the name of Lorem Ipsum decided to leave for the far World of Grammar.

Day 6
Chomrong to Dobhan (Dovan)

The Big Oxmox advised her not to do so, because there were thousands of bad Commas, wild Question Marks and devious Semikoli, but the Little Blind Text didn’t listen.

Day 7
Dovan to Deurali

When she reached the first hills of the Italic Mountains, she had a last view back on the skyline of her hometown Bookmarksgrove, the headline of Alphabet Village and the subline of her own road, the Line Lane. Pityful a rethoric question ran over her cheek.

The Trip Cost Includes

  • Pick-up or Drop-off service from and to Airport(in our own vehicle)
  • Transportation to and from!!
  • Food all along the trip(Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner and a cup of coffee or tea) and accommodations during the trip in hotels with family environment
  • Transportation, food, accommodation and insurance of Guide during the trip
  • Down jacket, all-season sleeping bag, duffel bag and trekking map(in case if you don’t have your own. Down jacket, sleeping bag and duffel bag must be returned after completion of the trip)
  • First Aid Medical Kit(Your guide will carry the Medical Kit but we also advise to bring yourself for your own use, as far as possible)
  • All the required permits and paperwork

The Trip Cost Excludes

  • International Airfare
  • Visa Charges
  • Hotel Expenses(In Kathmandu, some packages do include hotel expenses)
  • Your travel and medical insurance
  • Personal Expenses such as shopping, bar bills, hot shower, telephone, laundry, titbits etc
  • Food and accommodations in Kathmandu
  • Services not mentioned or not promised by the agent/agency
  • Emergency expenses such as expenses on chartered helicopter.

Frequently asked Questions

How fit do I need to be to do this trek?

Everest Base Camp is a Grade B or a moderately difficult trekking route. So any fit person can do this trek, even if you do not have any previous experience. You should be aware of what to expect and mentally prepare for it. Then, as long as you will to, you can.

How long do we walk every day when doing Everest Base Camp trekking?

On average, you walk about 4 to 6 hours per day. One or two days can be as less as 3hrs and one or two days can be as long as 7hrs.

What is the highest altitude reached in this trek?

The highest altitude reached is 4190m. This is the elevation of Everest Base Camp. EBC is the highest we will climb in this trek.

What about battery charging and hot shower facilities?

Yes, you can charge batteries en route. Charger should be brought. There are hot shower facilities as well. You may have to pay certain amount for both ($1-$2). Negotiate. Also, hot water facility could be free at lower elevation.

Are there ATMs on the way to Everest Base Camp?

No. There are no ATMs on this trek route. You will have to draw enough cash in Pokhara or Kathmandu. There are a number of ATMs in these cities. Everything is paid in Nepali rupees. So money should be exchanged before the start of the trek.

What about internet access?

Yes. Internet can be accessed in most places. Sometimes, there might be some technical problems. Internet in Nepal is not as fast as you are used to and at times you can just lose connection.

Is it necessary to hire Guides/trekking agency for Annapurna Base Camp trekking?

Not really. It depends on you. If you want, EBC trekking can be done independently. You could hire a guide and a porter by yourself instead of going through an agency or not hire a guide at all. Although, not having a guide can be a little problematic during off season.

It really depends on you. Is it your first time in Nepal? How confident are you of being able to find your way around? How pressed on time are you? If you go through an agency, it will be costlier but everything will be planned. You will only have to come, trek and return.

How much do guides and porters cost?

it may vary according to your requirements.

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Trip Facts

  • 1-12 people
  • Moderate
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