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A 13-day Everest Base Camp trek gives us the privilege to experience the majestic Mt. Everest. We all run in a tight schedule. But why miss out the adventure.

This package is set to meet the expectations and essence of the 16 days EBC trek.

EBC trek is famous for its exceptional view of serene mountain ranges. The breathtaking landscapes, unique Sherpa culture, and exotic nature enchant you.

Overall this 13 days Everest Base Camp trek is a smooth trip. Yet the rapid gain in altitude might take its toll.

Hence, we recommend the trekkers to be careful while packing. It is wise to take rest whenever you feel the need to and acclimatize for a safe and smooth experience.

Now allow us to give you a brief information on day to day trek along with some FAQs regarding the trek.

13 Days Everest Base Camp Trek Itinerary

13 days everest base camp trek

Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu and Transfer to Hotel

As you arrive at the Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu, our representative will welcome you. We will take you to the hotel.

Our tour operator will give you brief information about day to day program. Later, you can spend the remaining time relaxing.

Overnight at a hotel in Kathmandu.

Day 02: Fly to Lukla and Trek to Phakding,

Altitude: 2850 m, Lukla and 2660 m, Phakding

Duration: 3-4 hrs

You will take an early morning flight to Lukla which will take about 30-40 minutes. Enjoy the flight as you get to witness the scenic aerial view.

Upon reaching Lukla, you will take a little rest and then start with your trek to Phakding.

You will walk through Chaurikharka village and descend towards Dudh Koshi. The trails then follow the bank of the Dudh Koshi river until you reach Phakding.

Overnight stay at Lodge.

Day 03: Trek to Namche Bazaar

13 days everest base camp trek

Altitude: 3435 m, Namche Bazaar

Duration: 6 hrs

Today after breakfast you will continue your trek upward Namche Bazaar. Initially, you will follow the trail along the bank of the Dudh Koshi river and cross the Dudh Koshi river. Later you will pass through a beautiful pine forest to Monjo.

On the way, you will get the first glimpse of Mt.Kusum Kangro, Mt.Thamserku, Mt Everest, and Mt Nuptse.

Thereafter, you will soon approach the entrance of Sagarmatha National Park then descend to the Dudh Koshi river.

Here you will follow the steep climb to the beautiful village called the Namche Bazaar.

Overnight stay at a lodge.

Day 04: Acclimatization and Rest Day at Namche

Altitude: 3435 m

Today is a rest day, we stop at Namche for acclimatization. It is very important before moving up to the higher elevation. You have the day to explore Namche, a beautiful village which is a tourist zone and trading hub of Khumbu region.

Apart from the abundant hotels and lodges, Namche also boasts three museums, a monastery, and a stupa. Also, it has several bakeries and storehouses of trekking stuff.

This particular village is far ahead of all other villages in the Everest region trekking route.

Overnight at lodge in Namche.

Day 05: Trek to Tengboche

Altitude: 3890 m, Tengboche

Duration: 5-6 hrs

As usual, after breakfast, you will start your trek towards the Everest Base Camp. In today’s trek, you will get breathtaking views of the Himalayas- Mt. Everest, Nuptse, Lhotse, Ama Dablam and many more.

A short descend takes you to the riverside, then you will cross the river upwards through the forest pass.

Brace your legs for a continuous uphill trek and between a gradual grade and some steep trails.

Today’s destination Tengboche is the most beautiful place in the Everest region. You will get to visit Tengboche monastery which is one of the largest monasteries in Khumbu.

Overnight at a lodge.

Day 06: Trek to Dingboche

Altitude: 4410 m, Dingboche

Duration: 6 hrs

Today you will start your trek through the rhododendron forest to Dingboche. You will cross a bridge over the Imja river. And further, pass the valley wall and then traverse to the plains to Pangboche village.

Pangboche is the biggest settlement of Sherpas in the Khumbu region. Here you will get the opportunity to observe a typical Sherpa village and have lunch with the locals.

Your afternoon trek will be a challenging one. The landscapes give way to dry, deserted mountains as you hike towards Dingboche.

Overnight stay at the lodge.

Day 07: Trek to Lobuche

Altitude: 4910 m, Lobuche

Duration: 6-7 hrs

Henceforth the trek will gradually be more challenging due to the higher altitude. You will pass Dungla and to the top of the hill after a steep walk.

Here you will see the memorial stupas dedicated to the climbers and trekkers who lost their lives in the Everest.

The next part of your adventure takes you over mountain terrain to Lobuche. Lobuche is a small settlement with amazing views of Mt.Lobuche, Mt Pumari, and Mt.Nuptse.

Prepare yourselves for a colder night as you are now almost three miles above sea level.

Overnight stay at a lodge.

Day 08: Trek to Gorak Shep and Everest Base Camp and Back to Gorak Shep

Altitude: 5180 m, Gorak Shep and 5380 m, Everest Base Camp

Duration: 6-8 hrs

This is it! Today is the big day of your trip. The trek starts with an initial easy trek from Lobuche to Gorak Shep.

The subsequent straight trail to EBC is harder, involving rocky dunes and moraine. On the way to the destination, you will approach the famous Khumbu Glacier and Ice-falls in the region.

If it is spring season you will get chance to meet Everest climbers attempting to scale the Everest summit. After spending about 2-3 hours in EBC, you will move back to Gorakshep.

Overnight at lodge.

Day 09: Trek to Kalapatthar and Pheriche

Altitude: 5545 m, Kalapatthar, and 4320 m, Pheriche

Duration: 5-6 hrs

You will wake up before dawn and start your trek towards Kala Patthar for a glorious sunrise over Mt.Everest.

From your entire journey, this moment may be the best time to take some amazing close up pictures of the Everest and its neighboring peaks.

Later, you will head back to Gorak Shep and have your breakfast. Then you will descend in the direction of Pheriche where you will stop for the night.

Overnight stay at the lodge.

Day 10: Trek to Namche Bazaar

Altitude: 3435 m, Namche Bazar

Duration: 7-8 hrs

The walk from Pheriche back to Tengboche is mainly downhill and is much easier.

By late afternoon you will reach Namche and you are off to bed before your last day on the mountain.

Day 11: Trek Back to Phakding and Lukla

Altitude: 2850 m

Duration: 6-7 hrs

After your breakfast, you will trek through the Hillary suspension bridge. And walk through some local villages before you Lukla.

You will reach Lukla in the evening where you will spend your last night in the tea house.

In general, you will spend the night with your trekking crew glorifying your success.

Overnight at a lodge.

Day 12: Fly Back to Kathmandu (30-35 minutes)

Today will be the second last day of your journey. In the morning you will take a domestic flight from Lukla to Kathmandu- where your journey began and ends.

Upon landing one of our representatives will take you to the hotel. And you can take much-needed rest from the tiring trek.

In the evening you will enjoy a get together farewell dinner.

Day 13: Final Departure

With this, you come to an end with last day in Nepal. You will leave to the airport as per your flight timing.

At this time, we will share our goodbyes. We hope you had pleasant memories to take back with you to share with your loved ones.

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Other Alternatives to EBC Trek

13 days everest base camp trek

The itinerary depends on the duration and also the places you would want to explore. Here are some options to choose from which might suit your preference.

Everest Base Camp and Gokyo Lakes Trek via Cho La Pass

We have The Everest Base Camp and Gokyo Lakes trek via Cho La pass which is a 20-day package. It is one of the most adventurous and challenging treks in the Everest region.

This trek follows the Base Camp route and moves further to conquer the Cho La Pass at 5330 m. You will also head on to witness the glistening water of the sacred Gokyo Lakes.

This trek has everything that a trekker could dream of. From high altitude trekking, spectacular views to the amazing hospitality of the Sherpa people.

So, if you are willing to explore more places and have enough time, you should definitely opt for this trek. With this trip, you get to witness the less seen beauty of the Everest region.

Everest Base Camp Helicopter Trek -11 days

Another interesting package we offer is the Everest Base Camp helicopter trek. It is a short trek that provides an equally amazing experience. Moreover, this trek assures you an easy return on a helicopter.

EBC trek can be challenging for those who do not have the physical capacity to trek. And for people who are on a busy schedule but do not mind spending a couple of extra bucks.

Hence for these reasons some people prefer to take the Everest Base Camp helicopter trek- 11 day.

Here you will get to experience the whole trek going to the Everest Base Camp but the return will be on Helicopter. Isn’t that amazing!

FAQS about Everest Base Camp Trek

When is the Best Time to go for EBC Trek?

13 days everest base camp trek

The best season for EBC trek is the autumn i.e October to November.

During this time the skies are crystal clear and the temperatures are moderate. This is also the time when the Everest region receives the biggest crowds.

The spring season –March to April is another good season. The stable weather and the moderate temperature make the trek awesome.

Everest region is less crowded during the winter which is the off-season. Trekking during this time means that the day is comfortable but the nights are freezing cold.

How is the Accommodation in EBC Trek?

Though a high and rugged region, the accommodation facilities in the Everest region are decent.

Trekking routes are well developed, with plenty of teahouses. These houses are mostly made of stone but offer wi-fi, western style toilets, and delicious meals.

Are the Health Facilities/Emergencies Options Available During the EBC Trek?

The Khunde Hospital north of Namche Bazaar, built by Sir Edmund Hillary in 1965, provides medical services for the people in the region.

The Himalayan Rescue Association also runs a health post in a village called Pheriche above Namche Bazaar. Here they offer emergency treatment, a consultation costs about US$65, Gamow bags and bottled oxygen for treatments.

Chartered helicopters are available to rescue the seriously ill trekkers.

How to Deal with Altitude Sickness in EBC Trek?

As you climb higher the oxygen level decreases in the atmosphere. So, you have a high risk of altitude sickness.

Proper acclimatization is very important while trekking. In case of any symptoms of Acute Mountain Sickness, you should take rest until you feel better. If the condition worsens, descending is the only option.

Drinking plenty of water helps a lot in minimizing the risk of AMS. One also needs to avoid alcohol consumption while trekking.

Diamox is a medicine you can take to reduce or prevent the symptoms of altitude sickness.

Permits and Fees for Everest Base Camp trek?

To trek to EBC one needs to get these permits. One is the Local Area Permit which costs USD 10 per person.

And the other is Sagarmatha National Park entry permit which costs USD 35 (including VAT).

Conclusion

The Classic Everest Base Camp trek is one of the popular trekking destinations in Nepal. Trekking to this region is nothing less of an accomplishment.

This 13 days EBC trek will offer you an amazing experience in a short period of time.

Further question and queries, please feel free to contact us. We hope to guide and assist you with the best of our knowledge.

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Madhav Prasad

Madhav started working as a porter in 2001 and then went on to work as a trekking guide. After working in the trekking and tourism industry for 8 years, he co-founded Mosaic Adventure in 2009.Madhav has trekked to most of the treks in Nepal including Everest Base Camp Trek, Annapurna Base Camp, Annapurna Circuit Trek, Poon Hill Trek, Jomsom Muktinath Trek, Indigenous Peoples Trek, Langtang Valley Trek, Mardi Himal Trek and all of the day hikes around Kathmandu.He has also extensively traveled to other countries like USA, UK, France, Hong Kong, Japan, China, Philippines, UAE, Saudi Arabia, Behrain, Thailand, Turkey and India. Madhav is the one who answers most of your questions about trekking and tours and helps to plan your trip by giving a personal touch.

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