14 Days Everest Base Camp Trek ~2024 with local Sherpa Guides

March 28, 2024 nepalguide
14 Days Everest Base Camp Trek ~2024 with local Sherpa Guides

Everest Base Camp Trek is a famous challenging trek in Khumbu, Nepal

For information on preparing for this trek, including when to go, what to bring, what permits are required, and safety precautions including altitude sickness, and water contamination, see Trekking in Nepal. Contact here http://www.nepalguideinfo.com for full information of Nepal.

Famous for its spectacular mountain peaks and the loyalty and friendliness of its inhabitants (the Sherpa’s), the Everest region (Khumbu) is one of the most popular destinations for tourists in Nepal. While many of the routes through the mountains are arduous, there are ample places to rest and enjoy a meal along the way. Furthermore, don’t worry about getting lost. Just ask a local the way to the next village on your route, and they will direct you. Most Sherpa’s under the age of fifty can at least understand basic English, and many speak it fluently.
While trekking is possible in this area the whole year round, the best times to visit are from the beginning of March to mid May and from the beginning of September to mid November. The winters are very cold and snow may make it difficult to travel higher than Tengboche, and also lodges may be closed above this altitude. Summers, on the other hand, are wet, and the spectacular peaks are often lost in the clouds. April and early May is a good time to see the hedgerows and trees bursting into bloom, with Rhododendrons, in particular, adding a spectacular splash of color to the landscape. However, dust from the plains of India during the spring routinely provides less than ideal conditions for clear mountain views. The views are much better after the summer monsoons have cleared the atmosphere of dust, but the days are shorter and cooler.
Hiring Guides/Porters
Do you need a guide and porter for the journey? If you are strong, then a porter is not required, though hiring one does direct well needed cash into the homes of poor families and allows you more flexibility. If you do hire a porter, remember to keep valuables with you. The vast majority of porters are extremely honest, but it only takes one who is not to ruin a vacation! Expect to pay around 1200-1600 Rs (more if your load is very heavy) a day for a porter’s services, and as far as Namche you are not expected to pay for accommodation and meals. Guides will cost about 2,000 – 2,500 RS. However, due to the high price of food and lack of provisions for porters above Namche, meals should be provided. (NB: Namche has a cheap and clean lodge especially for porters). Anyway, ensure that your terms are clear at the time of hiring. This will save trouble later.
Guides are definitely not necessary if you are traveling no higher than Tengboche or Pangboche. Above that, you might consider hiring one. Not only can they guide you on the right path and explain local sights, but can be invaluable should you fall ill. Guides speak English (and often other languages – specify your choice when hiring) and need an official license to operate. They command a much higher rate than porters (negotiate), and carrying your bags is not part of their service. Like porters, they will find their own accommodation and meals unless you invite them.
In general, guides are local Sherpas or Tamagns and are usually named Lama; porters are Rai or belong to ethnic groups from other areas.
Guides and porters can be hired for a fee through trekking agencies in Kathmandu or you can inquire at lodges in Lukla or Namche. It is highly recommended that you hire staffs through Government licensed companies and make sure that they are properly insured, properly equipped and meals / accommodation is included in the prices. It’s always good to make sure that they are in safe hands. It is also your responsibility to make sure that your staffs are safe. At Lukla airport, there are always hopeful porters milling around the exit, but it is better to use a lodge owner as an intermediary. I know some good hotel there they are arranged to Potters Email me :sanjibtrekguide@gmail.com http://www.nepalguideinfo.com

Everest base camp trek Itinerary outline: 14 Days 

Day 01: Arrival Kathmandu & transfer to hotel
Day 02: Kathmandu sightseeing
Day 03: Fly to Lukla & trek to Phakding
Day 04: Trek to Namche Bazaar (3450m)
Day 05: Rest day (acclimatization Day) in Namche Bazaar
Day 06: Trek to Thyangboche(3864 m)
Day 07: Trek to Dingboche (4415 m)
Day 08: Trek to Lobuche(4930 m)
Day 09: Trek to Everest Base Camp (5345 m) Via Gorak Shep & Back to Gorakshep for sleep (5184 m)
Day 10: Trek to Kala Patthar (5545 m) and Trek down to Pheriche (4371 m)
Day 11: Trek to Namche Bazaar(3450 m)
Day 12: Trek to Lukla(2900 m)
Day 13: Fly to Kathmandu (Trek ends)
Day 14: Farewell !!

Everest Base camp Trek Details Itinerary day by day  

01 Day’s :Arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport, Kathmandu
As soon as you arrive at the Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu you will be transferred to the hotel by our representatives ( Nepal Planet Treks and expedition ). You will then be briefed about the travel itinerary. Overnight stay at the Hotel Nepalaya or Holy Himalaya
Day 02th :Sightseeing in Kathmandu valley and trekking arrangement day
Kathmandu valley includes several Hindu temples including of Pashupatinath, listed by UNESCO in World Heritage Sites and the largest Buddhist Stupa in Boudha. You can also visit the Monkey Temple also called ad Swyambhunath, built some 2000 years old and visit Patan, the city of fine arts. Overnight stay at the hotel Nepalaya or Holy Himalaya.
Day 03th :Flight to Lukla and Trek to Phakding (2652) 3 hours 30 minutes
On the 3rd day, you will take a flight from Kathmandu to Lukla which takes around 35 minutes. From Lukla, you will be heading towards Phakding (2652 m). Taking 35 minutes of flight to Lukla, your trip begins after climbing up to the slope on the left bank of Dudh Koshi River. On the way, you can view the magnificent beauty of Kusum Kangaru, Mt Kwong and you pass a few tea houses and Mani walls. Overnight stay at a guesthouse.
Day 04th :Trek to Namche Bazaar 6 Hours
On the 4th day of the itinerary, you will move from Phakding to Namche (3,440m). After a slight rise from Jarsalle, the trail passes through a waterfall. Throughout the day, you will pass through the villages interspersed with magnificent forests of Rhododendron, giant fir trees, and magnolia. And on the way to walk you will be rewarded (weather permitting) your first glimpse of Kusum Kangru (6369 m) Thamserku (6608 m) Everest (8,848 m) and Nuptse (7879 m) then a steep climb to the beautiful village of Namche Bazaar (3440m). Overnight stay at a guesthouse.
Day 05th :Rest day, Acclimatization Day, sightseeing Khumjung:
Acclimatization is important before proceeding to a higher elevation. It is therefore recommended that it is better to take a short day hike to Thame, Khumjung or Khunde. If you get some time then you can go for relaxing and exploring the Namche and the Sherpa culture. On this day, you will head to Thame from Namche Bazar by hiking and enjoying good sightseeing. Today you will work through many prayer flags, mani, and walls which are carved on stones. After winding the Bhote Koshi River, the trail climbs steeply to Thame. You will have a good view of the Kang Poche Teng and Kwangde and North in the Thame Gompa Nangpa. You will head to Khumjung Village (3789 m) by walking to the river then start to the village of Khumjung. Many hikers enjoy the trek to Khumjung village, as it is supposed to be one of the civilised communities of Sherpa. Overnight stay at a guesthouse.
Day 06th :Trek to Thyangboche 5 Hours
On the 6th day, you will find the trail climbing the forests where you find the musk deer. Tengboche is situated on a saddle at 3870m, surrounded by a clear dwarf firs and Rhododendrons. Kwangde (6187m) Tawache (6542 m) Everest (8,848 m) Nuptse (7855 m) Lhotse (8618m) Amadablam (6856 m) Thamserku (6608 m) offers an inspiring panorama of gigantic Himalayan. You will be visiting the Thyangboche Buddhist Monastery which is considered as the largest in the Khumbu region. Overnight stay at a tea house.
Day 07th:Trek to Dingboche 5 hours
On the 7th day of trekking, you will head to Dingboche from Thyangboche. The valley progressively gives details as you move toward the following of the Lobuche River. From here you will move down into the River to set in motion for the last and vertical climb of the day until you reach Dingboche. As you reach there you will view a striking display of fields which are surrounded by stone walls for the protection of Barley, Potatoes, Buckwheat and animals grazing. Overnight stay at a guesthouse.
Day 08th :Trek to Lobuche 4 hours
On the 8th day, you will trek to Lobuche from Dingboche in an early morning. You will discover within yourself when you will find different Peaks like Lingtren, Khumbu, Pumori etc will be in front of you. Here, you will find yourself in the surrounding areas of Everest. Finally, you will arrive at Lobuche. Overnight stay at a guesthouse.
Day 09th:Trek to Everest Base base camp (5345 m) via Gorak Shep & Back to Gorak Shep for sleep
On the 9th day, you will trek to Everest Base camp via Gorakshep from Lobuche. It is good to know that Gorak Shep goes away to the lead through the side of the Khumbu Glacier. You have to go by the pyramid sign post. As soon as you reach to Gorak Shep, you will get to see the Mountains which are covered with snow- capped alarming in the entire region counting the top of the world called Mount Everest. You will get to know the unusual things to this day. Overnight stay in a Trekking lodge.
Day 10th :Trek to Kala Patthar (5545m) and Trek down to Pheriche (4371 m)
On this day your dreams as true from Kala Patthar breathtaking views of the entire Mount Everest and the surrounding peaks, we trek to Kala Patthar from Gorak Shep. It does not take much longer till we reach Kala Patthar and behold the beauty and grandeur of the Everest. It is located at an altitude of 5545 meters and it is also the point from where the Everest expedition starts. After staying at Kala Patthar for some time and looking at the mountain summits, we start our return journey. We will reach Pheriche, a small village in the Khumbu region, at the end of the day. Overnight stay at a guesthouse.
Day 11th :Trek to Namche Bazaar 6hrs
Journey back to Namche from Pheriche is quite easy and comfortable as it traverses through several Sherpa settlement areas and villages. Overnight stay at a guesthouse in Namche Bazaar.
Day 12th:Trek to Lukla 7 hrs
The trek continues further downhill as we reach Lukla after almost seven hours of trek. You will be staying in Lukla for the rest of the day and prepare yourself to board a flight back to Kathmandu the next day.
Day 13th :Fly back to Kathmandu
You will board a flight back to Kathmandu while enjoining the 30-minutes of exhilarating mountain flight. The rest of the time in Kathmandu, you will be shopping and buying souvenirs to your loved ones. and join the cultural dinner offer by Nepal Planet Treks manager in the evening. Overnight stay at a hotel Nepalaya or Holy Himalaya in Kathmandu.
Day 14th :Departure from Kathmandu, “Farewell!”
On the 14th day of the trip and after almost two weeks of a continuous trek to the Everest Base Camp region, you will head back to your country with some great memories of the Khumbu Region on your mind. Board a flight back to your country from TIA, Kathmandu.

Everest Base Camp Trek Cost Per Person: $ 1165


Costs included in the Everest base camp trekking Package:

Pickup and drop at Airport
2-night hotel stays in Kathmandu on B/B Plan
Full Board Meals (Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner) during trekking period
Air fair for Kathmandu-Lukla-Kathmandu
10 night Accommodations during the trek
Kathmandu Valley Sightseeing Tour inclusive of guide, entry fees, and transportation
A government license holder guide
Porter to carry your baggage
Food, drinks, accommodation, insurance, salary, equipment, transportation and local tax for guides and porters
Ground Transportation Charge while returning back to Kathmandu from the trekking destination
Local Government tax ( Khumbu gaoupalika Tax 2000Rs per Person)
First Aid Kit
Entry Fees wherever required
Trekking Permits needed
All government taxes, VAT and service charges
Farewell dinner prior to departure

Costs excluded in the package:

Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu
Travel insurance
Tips for trekking staffs
Drinks (hot/soft/cold) and liquors
Personal shopping and laundry, Personal trekking equipments, Gifts and souvenirs
All items not listed in Cost included section

The basic types of equipment checklists for trekking:

Sun hat or scarf
Light balaclava or warm fleece hat
Sun protection cream
Basic First Aid Kit
Down vest and/or jacket *
Water bottles
Trekking shoes
Thick and thin both type of socks
Warm clothes
Tissue and Toilet papers
Large plastic bags – to keep items dry inside the trek bag
Towel etc…..
Extras Equipment:
Reading book
Travel game i.e. chess, card etc
Swimming customs
Joining Arrangements & Transfers
Meal Plan
Kathmandu -Lukla -Kathmandu (Domestic) Flight
Group Leader & Support Staff
Spending Money
Guidance on Tipping
Baggage Allowance
Passport & Visas