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Everest Base Camp and Kala Pattar Trek 14 days

Why You Should go on the Everest Base Camp Trek with Sublime Trails

  • Not only do we provide you with a great experience in terms of the mountains, Sherpa culture and Buddhist culture, but we place great importance of your wellbeing, health and safety.  And also the wellbeing of our staff. 
  • Our team of guides and porters are helpful, flexible and personable.  We know you will love them!
  • Our guides are fully trained, including in altitude sickness prevention, recognition and on what to do should it occur. 
  • We use the best lodges available on the trek.
  • We ensure your accommodation and meals are well taken care of.
  • We have helicopter options available in case fix-winged planes cannot fly in/out of Lukla due to bad weather.
  • All the gear we use is cleaned and checked in Kathmandu before each trek to ensure it is in optimal condition.
  • During the acclimatization day in Namche Bazaar we will guide you to the famous Everest View Hotel with its amazing views and where ‘breakfast on Everest’ helicopter trips land.
  • We include a visit to the Sherpa Museum and the National Park Visitor Information Centre on our trek.
  • At each overnight location your guide will provide you with information about the surrounding area and take you to the nearby view points as available.

Overview of Everest Base Camp and Kala Pattar Trek

Can I Really Reach Everest Base Camp?

Who hasn’t heard of Mount Everest and the Everest Base Camp Trek. Scaling Everest is the dream of many.  For the rest of us, trekking to base camp is a more achievable goal! With a good level of fitness and a big pinch of determination Everest Base Camp is within your reach with Sublime Trails.


Are the Views Really as Spectacular as I Have Heard?


Yes! The views of Everest and surrounding mountains from Kala Patthar are perhaps even more spectacular than those of base camp and other camps on the mountain.  
Iconic Stories and Famous Places The EBC Trek starts with a breath-taking flight from Kathmandu to Lukla - one of the highest airports in the world.  And then you are off on your Everest Base Camp hike through Sagarmatha National Park and on to the famous market town of Namche Bazaar.  Visit the monastery at Tengboche where the monks will welcome you to participate in a Buddhist ritual and where the surrounding mountains entice you to believe in the power of nature. 

The Beauty of Nature 

The lower areas of the trek to Everest Base Camp are lush green forests and farmlands.  As we go higher the landscape changes to more rugged trails and rocky moraine.  The beauty of icefalls, snowy peaks and glaciers will astound you.  Kala Patthar is THE place to view Mount Everest.  Much more so than Everest Base Camp itself.  While the base camp is the ultimate destination for trekkers to see (a little in the distance) mountaineers preparing to scale the world’s highest mountain, it is at Kala Patthar that trekkers get the most wonderful views of this majestic mountain.  To watch the sun rising over the Himalayas from this view point is one of the main highlights of this trek.

What Should I Expect?

Aside from the mountains, glaciers, icefalls, scenery, and culture mentioned above, you may experience a spiritual awakening or inward serenity.  Definitely you will experience tired muscles - but with a sense of achievement.  The lodges on the trail are pretty good and the food is great so your body can rest and recover each evening.  Our guides are knowledgeable and will provide you with all the information you need about the mountains and surroundings.   Read on for highlights of the trip and full details of this 14 day Everest Base Camp Trek.

Everest Base Camp Trek Highlights

  • Experience the exciting and scenic flight from Kathmandu to Lukla.
  • Learn about and experience the unique and vibrant culture of the local Sherpa people.
  • Stand at the foot of the world’s highest mountain at Everest Base Camp.
  • Be mesmerized by the panoramic views of Mt. Everest at sunrise from Kala Patthar.
  • Be awed by other majestic mountains such as Ama Dablam, Cho Oyu, Lhotse, Nuptse, Lobuche and more.
  • Trek inside Sagarmatha National Park, home to the Snow Leopard, the Himalayan Giant Thar and other mountain mammals.


With Love from Us to You

  • Along with the highlights of this trip we will add a few additional highlights as our gift to you!
  • Use of sleeping bag and down jacket during the trek.
  • Free Sublime Trails t-shirt and duffel bag for you to use and take home.
  • One night's accommodation after the trek upgraded with a sauna, massage, and swimming pool.
  • Invisible check-in to lodges during the trek.
  • Farewell celebratory dinner.

 
Everest Base Camp Trek Basic Logistics 


Our crew: We only employ fully trained and certified staff.  Our guides are very knowledgeable and our porters and other staff are well cared for by Sublime Trails.

Accommodation: We use a three-star hotel in Kathmandu and the best available teahouses on the treks.  It should be noted that in high season the demand on teahouses is high but we assure our clients of high standards of hygiene and friendliness!  Hot water may not be available everywhere.  Electricity to recharge your gadgets may not be available everywhere and where there is normally a small charge for this service. Please be understanding of the situation in these more remote areas.

Food:  Many of the items trekkers want need to be transported into remote regions.  Therefore prices may be higher than in the cities for items such as snacks, chocolate, beer etc.  Please do not haggle with the shopkeepers or teahouse owners.  Snacks which may not be available further up the trail can be bought in Namche Bazaar.

Transport: We will collect and drop you to the airport by car or van. Domestic flights are subject to delays due to the weather.  Please be patient.  On that note, please try to leave one or two days between arriving back by domestic flight and your international flight in case of delays.

Weather: This is something we have no control over!  Please see the best time to visit everest base camp regarding the best months to visit the Everest Region.  Weather is very changeable between Kathmandu and Lukla so flight delays do happen.  We will do our best to rebook your flight.  We do also offer a helicopter alternative (helicopters can often fly when fixed wings cannot).

What to bring:  We will bring the best possible crew.  You need only bring your sense of adventure!  But seriously, we will prove you with a sleeping bag and down jacket but please bring warm clothes you can layer.  Please wear your trekking boots for some time before coming to Nepal. Blisters hurt!   You may also want to bring some kind of slippers or flip-flops to wear in the teahouses to rest your feet in the evenings.  Don’t forget gloves, a hat and sunscreen!  You might want to bring extra batteries or a power pack for your phone, camera etc.

Your preparations: A good level of fitness is required while trekking in the Himalayas.  Particularly on the 14 days Everest Base Camp Trek.  We suggest you prepare at home by working out in the gym, going on hikes and looking after your general fitness and health. You will thank us later!
 

Itinerary

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This is our regular Itinerary and most people have done this itinerary.  If you have any special request on this itinerary you can contact us. We can customize this trip with your request. If you want to make it shorter or longer or want to add some other tours with this package please mention on your email, we will work out on your request. 

Our representatives will come to pick you up at the airport upon your arrival. Then you will be transferred to a 3-star hotel. You will rest for a while and have breakfast there. You will be given a short briefing of the Everest Base Camp Trekking. Then you can spend the rest of your day shopping for your trip or exploring the streets of Thamel.

After completing the flight to Lukla, you are given a briefing regarding the trek. Your trekking journey begins from Lukla. You walk along the Dudh Koshi river for about 3 hours to get to Phakding where you will be spending a night.

On the third day of your Everest Base Camp trip, you will have breakfast at Phakding and walk towards Namche Bazaar. On the way, you will get the first glimpse of Mt. Everest. You will encounter many porters carrying goods from Namche Bazaar. On the way, you will get glimpses of the mountains such as Kusum-Kanguru, Thamserku, etc. You will walk through pine and rhododendron forests by the Dudh Koshi river. After having lunch and resting for a while in Monjo, you will ascend towards Namche Bazaar. You will pass many of the suspension bridges and steep stairs to get to Namche Bazaar. You will get to see Mt. Everest, Mt. Lhotse and Taweche from Namche.

Reaching Namche, you will cross the 3000 meters mark from where you will be at the risk of altitude sickness. Our body needs some time to adapt to this rapidly changing altitude and decreasing temperature. So, you will stay at Namche Bazar for a day for acclimatization to lower the risk of altitude sickness. You can go for a short hike to Everest View Hotel on this day to view sunrise over Everest. You can also enjoy the sunrise and sunset over the panorama of the Himalayas from the Headquarter of the Sagarmatha National Park. You can also stay in the village and explore the lifestyle and culture of Sherpas.

On this day you will walk through almost plain terrain along the Dudh Koshi river. You will pass through the pine forests and cross many suspension bridges. For the first few hours, you walk down the gentle slope and then ascend uphill the rest of the day. Along the way, you can expect to have a spectacular view of Ama Dablam and Mt Everest. You will reach Tengboche where you can visit the Tengboche monastery. You will spend your night at the teahouse at Tengboche.

You will have breakfast early in the morning at Tengboche and set off for Dingboche. The mountain range gets closer and closer as you walk further. On your sixth day, you walk through pine forests and Sherpa villages to get to Dingboche. On the way, you will cross a few villages including Pangboche and Somare where you can get the splendid views of Mount Ama Dablam.

You can see barley fields, potato farms, and Stonewalls built to protect crops from strong winds. You can not get the view of Everest along the way. However, you will get a spectacular view of Mt. Lhotse, Mt. Nuptse, etc. You can see the spectacular sunset and sunrise over these mountains.

On the seventh day of your trekking journey, you take a second acclimatization break. You can either stay in the village and explore things or you can hike around. You can explore Sherpa people and lifestyles. You can visit the Dingboche monastery or take a short hike to Amadablam Base Camp, Nagarjuna Hill or Chukung Ri.

On this day, you will climb the ridge behind the Dingboche village. The way is a little steep to walk. However, the heartwarming view of the Himalayas surrounding you will keep you motivated to move further. You can see the Lobuche peak in the north. After walking for a few hours the way becomes flatter. You cross the Khumbu glacier and moraines. You climb up the moraine valleys for the next few hours. You can see the memorial cairn built in the memories of departed Sherpas and other trekkers. You can get the mesmerizing view of Mt. Pumori, Lingtren, Khumbuste, etc.

This day will be full of excitement as you will be trekking to Everest Base Camp. In the early hours in the morning, you will trek on the rocky moraine trails to get to Gorak Shep. After walking for 3 hours you will get to Gorak Shep and have your lunch there. After relaxing for a few moments you will walk for the Everest Base Camp. You can expect to encounter some climbers and porters at Everest base camp at the season of the expedition. You can not see the peak of Everest from the base camp. However, you can get the views of icefalls, glaciers and other adjacent peaks from there. After spending a few times there you will descend back to Gorak Shep and spend the night.

The view of sunrise looks mesmerizing over the Himalayas. So, you will wake up early and set off for Kalapatthar to catch the glimpse of sunrise over Mt. Everest. Kala Patthar is a beautiful vantage point situated at the foothills of Mt. Everest. From there, you will also get the splendid view of Khumbu glaciers, other adjacent peaks of Mt. Everest, etc. After spending a few times at Kalapatthar, you descend to Gorak Shep and have lunch. Then you will descend to Pheriche exploring the new route.

You will have breakfast early in the morning in Pheriche and set off for Namche. You can enjoy the panorama of the Himalayas while descending to Namche. The trail passes through rhododendron, pine and oak forests where you might encounter musk deer, Himalayan Thar, Snow leopard etc. Descend further to catch the trekking trail of Gokyo lake. You might encounter trekkers returning from Gokyo lake there with whom you can exchange your trekking experiences along the way. After walking for a few hours, you will reach Namche and take a rest at a tea house.

You will have your breakfast at Namche and walk down to book a flight to Kathmandu. You will spend that day at Lukla, celebrating the success of your trip. You can take a shower, have drinks and roam around Lukla city and try different food items. You can visit the school established by Sir Edmund Hillary as well. On this day you will bid goodbye to your Sherpa crews.

You will fly to Kathmandu early in the morning. However, there is always a possibility to get your flight will be delayed as the weather conditions in the Himalayas are unpredictable. When you get back to Kathmandu you can explore the restaurants and cafes around. You can go to bars and spas or you can simply stay at your hotel and relax.  

The last day of your trip will be sightseeing around the valley. There are many sites of cultural and historical significance around Kathmandu. Our private vehicle will come to pick you up at your hotel and take you to places like Basantapur Durbar Square, Patan Durbar Square, Swayambhunath Stupa, Boudhanath Stupa, and Pashupatinath Temple. In the evening, you can enjoy a farewell dinner offered by Sublime Trails Pvt. Ltd.

After waking up in Kathmandu and having your breakfast, our representative will drive you to the airport and assist you in anything required. We wish you goodbye and hope you had a fun time in Nepal.

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Trip Map

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Altitude Map

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What's Included

  • Meals: 
    14 Breakfasts, 11 Lunches, 11 Dinners
  • Accommodation: 
    3-Star accommodation in Kathmandu for 3 nights
    Tea house accommodation along the trail for 11 days
  • Transportation:   
    All land transportation with pickups and drops
    Domestic flight to Lukla and back
  • Guides and Porters:
    One guide and assistant guide between 6 people 
    1 porter for two people (A porter can carry up to 30 kg)
  • Entry Fees and Permits:
    Sagarmatha National Park Entrance Fee
    TIMS Card
    Monument Entrance Fee
  • Miscellaneous: 
    Down jacket, a sleeping bag which should be refunded to the company after the trip
    Necessary paperwork with the government of Nepal and Tax department
    All the necessary insurance for the guides and porters
    First Aid service in case of minor injuries
    Salary, food, and accommodation for guides and porters
  • One Day Sightseeing Tour in Kathmandu
  • Any meals other than breakfast in Kathmandu
  • Rescue & travel insurance, trip cancellation costs, accident or health emergency, evacuation, loss, theft or damage to baggage and personal effects (We strongly advise you to take out personal travel insurance.)
  • Extra night accommodation in Kathmandu due to any reason
  • Personal expenses (phone calls, internet, laundry, bar bills, battery recharge, extra porters, cold drinks, bottled or boiled water, hot shower, etc.)
  • All the alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks including mineral water
  • Nepal entry visa fee
  • Tipping for the Sublime crew

Availabilities

Start DateEnd DateDurationStatusPrice 
26 Jun, 202209 Jul, 202214 DaysAvailableUS$1120Save US$480
30 Jun, 202213 Jul, 202214 DaysAvailableUS$1120Save US$480

On our trip status section 'AVAILABLE' means the trip is guaranteed and available at the given price. If you book the trip through the direct booking section, you will receive a payment invoice instantly and receive a confirmation email within 24 hours.

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FAQs

Yes, you can take a shower during the Everest Base Camp Trek. The tea houses you will be staying in will provide you with the facility. If you want to take a hot shower, you can for an additional price. The price gets more expensive as the altitude increases.

On average, a porter can carry up to 30 kg. But once you have to share the porter with another trekker, he will carry up to 15 kg luggage per person. If you have to carry more than 15 kg, you can either carry the extra weight by yourself or pay an extra charge. 

Yes, you can use the internet most of the time during Everest Base Camp trek. The easiest way to access the internet is by using mobile data provided by Nepal Telecom and Ncell. It will be fast enough to make video calls, etc. However, the network might not be available in some remote places. 

Another option is using Everest Trek Internet access with an extra charge, which will work all the way to Everest Base Camp.

Yes, the cell phone works in most of the areas. You can use SIM cards of Ncell and Ntc to make calls. The network might not be available in some places but there will be no problem for communication. You can charge your cell phone at tea houses but they take extra charge for that service. In peak seasons, you might even have to stay in queue to charge your phone and batteries. 

You will have to take proper acclimatization rest to prevent altitude sickness. Don’t rush to get to the destination and take your trek slow and steady. It is necessary to stay hydrated during the trek. You should avoid alcoholic beverages as they cause dehydration. If your body shows any signs of altitude sickness, you should stop going further or descend back. Take Diamox or equivalent medicine with you but you need to consult your doctor before doing so.

Customer Reviews

  • An awesome EBC Trek, one of my lifetime experience!

    - Ai Lin Tan, Malaysia

    Unlike any other trekking expedition, our recent trip to EBC in May 2018 was one amazing experience. Not only our 15-days trip is filled with thrill and adventures but the entire trip arranged by Mr. Ram of Sublime Trail’s and our mountain guide BK (Bikram Khadka) was commendable. Every each meal we can choose our preference of food included in the package and the guesthouse stay is quite comfortable except the one in Lobuche, that was the worst with no water supply, but other than that the rest was quite good. each and every one of us were carefully observed by our mountain guide BK along our trek for fear of unsuspecting altitude sickness. Likewise, the 3 Sherpa was very helpful and even help me to carry my backpack when I'm totally exhausted. The day before last was a day trip tour in Kathmandu, indeed it was also an eye-opening experience too, I must say it’s truly an amazing lifetime experience. Overall it was a wonderful trip full of adventures. Once again, thank you Sublime for arranging this amazing trip for us!

  • Amazing Everest Base Camp with Amazing Guide (BK)

    - Calvin Y, Malaysia

    BK (Bikram), Ram and the team were amazing and the best people we've ever met in our trekking to Everest Base Camp. This is our 1st trekking trip in Nepal so we didn't really expected much other than walking for long hours. The whole journey was amazing in its own way, BK (our mountain guide) and the porters were really amusing and taking good care of us. The trek is so beautiful and the team is very experienced. This is the best Nepal holiday we've had so far and can't wait to come back for another trekking trip with Ram and BK. Sublime provides 5 stars service!

  • Everest Base Camp 15 days trek with Sublime Trails

    - Jessie Lee, Singapore

    Every time I think about trekking there always comes a name and that is of Sublime Trails. Before going to EBC 15 days trek I had already gone to Langtang trek and Annapurna Base Camp trek with them. When I was planning for the trek Ram helped me to organize my plans for having a great trek. I already had memorable treks with them but compared to this trek they were just a drop of water in an ocean. They were already providing great service when I first went with them but they were not settling at that level. They were improving themselves every time to provide fantastic trekking experience at low cost.

    Ram and I went for the trekking 3rd time and he was the boss for me since he was always 10 steps faster than I thought. He had seemingly unrivaled contacts in every trekking routes to get things done during the trek. He was excellent at giving every bit of information and was always sensitive to how I coped with the trekking. So he was a super guide for me and so was his company.

    This agency has been giving its best service to every client they have worked with and I would absolutely recommend Sublime Trails to anyone visiting Nepal: to have Sublime trek at the reasonable price.

  • Best guide for EBC trek 15 days

    - Brian Thomas, Australia

    I and my Wife went to Everest Base Camp 15 day trek through Sublime Trails and we had a great time when we were in Nepal.

    For the beginners like us, this trek was hard enough to give up on the half but our guide Ram took care of us and encouraged us to go further to complete the trek. We finally completed the trek and found that it was completely worth of all the hard work done to reach there. Without our guide Ram and our porter, we wouldn’t have been able to complete the trek and enjoy the natural beauty of the mountain vistas. During the whole trip, I was the slowest in our group but they never left me behind and they always supported me every time. The mountains were splendid and our guide Ram was so much knowledge that he told and made us remember every detail of all those mountains which astonished us.

    The trek was physically challenging for me but Ram did a great job of taking care of me and he even made sure that we acclimatize properly so that we would not suffer from altitude sickness. He was the renowned person since due to his presence we were welcomed with much greater hospitality than others. He arranged great accommodations and lovely food for us.

    Remembering these memories makes me want to go to Nepal again and have an enjoyable trek with Ram. So definitely I would recommend Ram and Sublime Trails if you want to trek in Nepal.

  • Everest base camp trek - The Lifetime Memory

    - Katie Miller, United States

    We had a 15 days trek to Everest Base Camp with Sublime Trails. The trek was well organized and literally, it was perfect for us. They served us really well from the time of pick up at Kathmandu till our departure. Our guide Hari and our porters were really caring and looked after us in every step. They helped us to properly incline higher altitude without getting Altitude sickness so we all were able to reach to the base camp and get the majestic view of the Everest.

    I would definitely recommend Hari and Sublime crew to anyone who wants to trek in Nepal.