About Everest Base Camp Trek 14 Days
The Everest Base Camp Trek is the most famous trek worldwide that leads to the base of the world's highest mountain, Mt. Everest. The journey to the base of Everest is more than just a trek and feeds your soul by relishing stunning landscapes and the rich cultural heritage. It is the most thrilling and adventurous trek in Nepal. This base camp trek in the Everest Region allows you to embark on a journey that leads you to the world’s tallest mountain peak. And, believe it or not, the views of the mighty Everest from Kala Patthar, at such a high altitude are the most stunning you can get without slogging up to the summit for weeks! This uniquely selected route takes you to one of the Himalayas' unsung beauties, nestled in a secret valley in the Khumbu region.
Trekking to the base camp is a dream destination for thousands of travelers that visit Nepal every year. It is a venture that allows you to explore the exotic flora and fauna of the Khumbu region along with picturesque valleys, tempting snow-capped Himalayan Mountains, beautiful glacial lakes, huge glaciers, and diverse climatic zones, and vegetation. When you trek at the Everest base camp, you'll find yourself surrounded by snow-capped mountains, a location that feels like paradise. Your journey will take you through a winding path through forgotten valleys, past serene mountain views, and through historic villages. Upon reaching the base camp, you find yourself surrounded by snow-covered mountains, a place that feels like a paradise.
The base camp is the gateway for all the climbers that attempt to climb the highest summit of the world, Everest. Trekking in the Everest region is the most famous trekking location that holds a long history of pride, glory, and tragedy too. The trek to the base camp is a brand in itself now and a dream venture of many people in the world to accomplish once in a lifetime. The EBC trek is one of the most memorable journeys in the world, with a heady mix of natural beauty, intriguing culture, and a personal sense of achievement, as well as genuine Nepalese hospitality from the inhabitants of the Solukhumbu region. The spectacular views and loyal and friendly inhabitants (the Sherpas) make trekking in the Everest Region the most sought trekking destination in Nepal. Furthermore, you also spot various animals such as musk deer, leopards, jackals, and mountain tahr. In addition, unique bird specimens such as the pheasant and long tails birds are seen on our 14 days Trek Guide to Everest Base Camp.
Join one of our departure dates of 14 days of uninterrupted wondrous journey to the base camp of the world’s tallest mountain peak or Contact Us to organize an EBC trek as per your need. Enjoy this exhilarating, incredible adventure knowing that our skilled, experienced guides and porters will be there to help you at every turn. Here, at Outfitter Nepal, we make sure to fulfil all your trek wishes. Your trip can be completely customized, and we look forward to assisting you in creating lifelong memories. From us, you get the most comprehensive package and best services. Find the major highlights of the 14-days trek itinerary to the Everest base camp below!
Lukla: The Goal to reach the Everest base camp is impossible without a daring flight to Lukla
Flying to Lukla is a thrilling that needs lots of guts to hold on to that short flight. The flight will be extremely scenic and stimulating. This flight itself is one of the main highlights of our 14 days Everest trek itinerary package to the base camp. What is it about this flight that makes it so sensationally adventurous? It is, in fact, the Lukla airport's landing strip. It boasts one of the world's shortest runways at 525 meters (1,729 feet) and one of the world's highest airports at 9,334 feet (2,845 m).
When you add in the high grade of the runway, which dangles down the side of a mountain, you've arrived at the world's most dangerous airport. Exciting, isn’t it? Enjoy the views of Everest, Pumori, Lhotse, Nuptse, and other most beautiful peaks from up, above the clouds.
In fact, according to certain documentaries on National Geographic and Discovery, Lukla airport is the world's most dangerous airport.
The Dornier planes are small twin-propeller planes with a maximum capacity of 14 passengers that fly this route. Cloudy weather and shifting air pressure in the high mountains make for a turbulent ride, and the non-pressurized cabins of these little planes add to the realism of the experience.
The adventurous trail through Sagarmatha National Park
Trekking in the Everest region presents diverse climatic zones and vegetation. From Phakding and Monjo onwards, you trek through Sagarmatha National Park, which is home to hundreds of flora and fauna. This park is also listed in the UNESCO World Natural Sites. The trekking trail involves many ascends and descends crossing several streams and dense forests. Lhotse, Cho Oyu, Pumori, Ama Dablam, Thamserku, Kwangde, Kangtaiga, and Gyachyung Kang while venturing through the trek.
For a long time, Sagarmatha National Park has served as a sanctuary for endangered animals and birds. Rare creatures found in Sagarmatha National Park include the Red Panda and Snow Leopard. Sagarmatha National Park's birdlife has long been a draw for visitors. While taking in the scenery, visitors enjoy bird watching. Enjoy exploring the wilderness at Sagarmatha National Park with our 14 days trek package!
Explore Namche Bazar
Namche Bazaar is a major station along the Everest trekking route. It's a fantastic location for seeing Nepal's Himalayan region and mountains. Along the trails from Monjo to Namche Bazaar, you can see the first glimpse of Everest. At 3,500 meters above sea level, Namche Bazaar serves as the starting point for treks to Everest and other Himalayan peaks. It's a small, vibrant market town where you can buy everything from trekking and climbing gear to Tibetan souvenirs.
The lovely Namche serves as the entrance to the base camp. It also serves as a memorial for many mountaineering expeditions and provides information on the Sherpa people's lifestyle and culture. Namche is well known for its yak cheese and butter. Namche was originally a significant trading city in the Khumbu region, situated on the side of an arch-shaped mountain with breathtaking views of big Himalayan peaks from everywhere in the valley. Namche is one of the highlights of the EBC trek! Usually, trekkers stay here for a couple of days for acclimatization and while trekker's are in Namche Bazaar for rest then they might hike up to Everest view hotel in Syangboche and there is another airport as well. It’s quite certain, your time at Namche is going to be fun!!
Experience the rich culture and tradition of Sherpa
During the trekking in the Everest Region, you spend the night in several villages, where you get to experience the rich culture and tradition of the Sherpa. People here are very friendly and kind, therefore don't hesitate to talk to them. They would love to be part of the conversation and might share centuries-old legends. The overall trek allows us to enjoy climbing in the Everest region while teaching about Buddhist temples and the Sherpa people who live in the Nepalese Himalayas.
The Mani Rimbu celebration, which is the largest festival of the Sherpa people, is held in the monasteries throughout October and November, which is the nicest and most beautiful season in the Everest region. This season, tourists to the Everest region will have a fantastic opportunity to participate in the Sherpa's fantastic festival. It’s going to be a unique experience that you get to witness at Namche Bazaar!
Visit ancient Tengboche Monastery
Tengboche Monastery is the main attraction for trekkers, mountaineers, and everyone else throughout the 14-days journey to the infamous base camp! This historic monastery, which is also a religious holy site in Khumbu with tremendous importance, gives spectacular views of Mt. Amadablam and the surrounding Himalayas. Guru Rinpoche will bless all pilgrims and guests who enter this sacred location.
Tengboche monastery was built in 1961 by Lama Gulu, which got destroyed in the earthquake in 1934. Later, in the same year, the monastery got rebuilt. However, in 1989 the monastery caught on fire and got restored once again. Regardless of all of those incidents, the Tengboche monastery is the oldest and the biggest in the Khumbu region. While trekkers explore the Tengboche monastery and views of the Everest range then they are heading to Dingboche which is a very lovely place. Every trekker is taken a one-day rest for acclimatization and Dingboche is the gateway to climbing Island Peak as well.
Make it or Break it to the Final Destination
The base camp, at the foot of the Khumbu Glacier, is surrounded by some of the world's most famous peaks. The EBC is a must-visit for trek enthusiasts from all over the world! Thousands of trekkers visit the base camp and other Nepalese circuits each year without attempting to climb the summits. Reaching the base camp to Everest is a big achievement in itself that one can have in their life. From the camp, you can see stunning views of the Himalayan Mountains and glaciers.
Kala Patthar: Experience the faces of the Himalayas not visible from the Base Camp
Kala Patthar viewpoint is a very famous place in the Khumbu region to see a gorgeous sunrise. Located above the base camp, Kalapatthar also offers 360-degree views of Everest and surrounding mountains. Because of Everest's structure, the summit is not visible from Base Camp, thus most trekkers will choose to ascend Kala Patthar to see it.
The enormous peaks of Nuptse, Changtse, and Lhotse can also be seen from Kala Patthar's perspective. Many people climb Kala Patthar first thing in the morning to catch the sunrise, but the sun rises behind Everest and Lhotse, so you won't get a nice shot. Climbing is best done in the late afternoon when the sun is setting. You'll be able to see Everest and Lhotse drenched in golden sunlight if the weather cooperates. A hike to Kala Patthar is a must during this 14-days trek package, for the views! FOR THE VIEWS!
A must! Get to see panoramic views of the Himalayan Mountains
Mount Everest (8,848 meters), Mount Lhotse (8,516), Mount Cho Oyu (8,201 meters), Mount Nuptse (7,861 meters), Mount Pumori (7,161 meters), Mount Ama Dablam (6,812 meters), Mount Thamserku (6,623 meters), Mera Peak (6,476 meters) Mount Kongde (6,187 meters), Island Peak (6,160 meters), Lobuche Peak (6,119 meters) and other peaks will be visible throughout the trekking. Getting this close to the Himalayas is surely one of the best feelings in the world.
The memorials in the Thukla Pass
Climbing the famed Thukla Dhukla pass at 4800 meters is required for the trek. This is the only pass that leads to Lobuche, where trekkers spend the night before Gorakshep. Next day after having a breakfast trekker's are heading to Ghorakshep, which is 5180 meters elevation and the last hotel stop. There is a two options for trekker's to choose Kalapatthar or making their final approach to the base camp. Over 100+ tributes to climbers who died while attempting to climb Mt Everest might well be found at the pass's summit. This location serves as a sharp reminder of how harsh the mountains can be at times. With all the memorials nearby, the silence and strong winds at the top of the pass might be disturbing at times.
How difficult is the trekking to the base camp of Everest?
The 14 Days package to the base camp is a moderate trek. If you are someone trekking for the first time, especially on the Himalayan trail, then this trek can become difficult for you. You have to walk for around 5 to 6 hours at a minimum each day. The trail includes several ups & downs through the steep and rugged path as well. Good health and physical fitness are needed to go on this trek.
Are you worried that the EBC trek difficulty would ruin the overall experience? Don't worry; once you've gained a thorough understanding of the challenges you'll face, you can plan accordingly and tackle the trek challenges. Isn't it a waste of time to go on a trek if there aren't any obstacles to overcome? Overcoming the difficulty of the trip will make your walk even more memorable, and you will be more prepared for your next climb.
Do you need any permits for trekking in the Everest Region?
Our 14 days trek package to the base camp region of the Everest trek requires two permits from the concerned authority. Everest Region has established a new permission system as a result of decentralization. A Trekker's Information Management System (TIMS) Card will no longer be required. The local government collects the Khumbu Pasang Lhamu Rural Municipality Permit directly. This permit is not accessible in Kathmandu and is only available in Lukla. All additional licenses can be obtained at the Nepal Tourism Board's Kathmandu headquarters. The costs and processes for obtaining these permits vary.
Trekking in the stunning landscapes of Sagarmatha National Park requires a Sagarmatha National Park permit. The Nepal Tourism Board's office on Pradarshani Marg, Kathmandu, sells the Sagarmatha National Park Permit. Thamel may be reached in 30 minutes on foot. The Sagarmatha National Park Permit can also be obtained at Monjo. Monjo, a small town, serves as the park's entry. Trekkers who wish to trek the pristine foothills in the Everest Region must obtain a Sagarmatha National Park permit.
Best time to go on the trekking to the EBC?
"Nepal for all seasons," the motto goes. Trekking in Nepal is always favourable for trekkers, as it is possible to trek to the base camp at any time of year. However, the most preferable time to go on EBC Trek is in spring and autumn. The weather is more stable and moderate, which makes the journey joyful. March to May falls under spring, whereas October to November falls under autumn. You can also go on trekking in winter, however, the extreme cold will not be a good choice for most trekkers. You can get the best experience at the Base Camp Trek in October and EBC trek in November for great shots of the Himalayas.
We are an eco-friendly company
Great adventures come with a lot of responsibility. As much as we want you to see the Himalayan range of the Everest region. We also want to ensure that its breathtaking grandeur is preserved for future generations. As a traveller, you can also do a variety of things, including utilizing environmentally friendly items and not throwing litter on the route so that the aesthetic of the Everest region is not hampered.
We take great pride in being an eco-friendly trekking company. We make sure that the trekkers taking our Everest trekking do not litter around the trekking trail. We also try to minimize our carbon footprint and go as local as possible to reduce our carbon footprint.
As a responsible traveller, you get to do things like reusable water bottles, buying souvenirs from local businesses, volunteering, and trying out Nepali brands for trekking apparel and gear, among other things that can help you be more eco-friendly during trekking to the base camp.
What kind of Trekking Arrangements do We Provide?
We operate solo, private as well as group departures to the Everest region. Trekking base camp on your own can be a very delightful experience that offers complete privacy, freedom, and even cost-effectiveness. We are okay with however you would want to trek!
We have set departure dates for your trek to the base camp - 14 days in 2022, 2023 and 2024. If you have a group, you can join one of our groups or create a private trek.
Similarly, for those who want to trek at their speed, we also offer a solo journey to the base camp on Everest. The price we offer for the trek is only valid for our set departure dates. If you alter the trek itinerary, the price will change. Anything that works for you.
Why should you choose Outfitter Nepal?
First and foremost, we would like to extend our warmest greetings to you on behalf of Outfitter Nepal, which has years of experience in this industry. As a result, we understand what clients might expect and have never failed to surpass the client's expectations. On our Trip Advisor and Review pages, you can see what our prior customers have to say about us.
We provide skilled local trekking guides and porters for Nepal trekking and peak climbing in the Himalayan regions of Everest and other locations.
At Outfitter Nepal, we prioritize customer safety and security. Customer satisfaction is critical to us. Thus, we put forth a lot of effort to ensure that clients have a great experience in the Himalayan regions of Nepal.
Our Professional Local Trekking Guides are well-educated and fluent in a variety of languages, including widely spoken English. The guides are well-trained government license holders, while the porters are physically robust due to the high altitude. We take trekking to the Everest Region very seriously, while also making it a fun endeavour!
We have guaranteed departure dates and we never cancel on you!
What to eat during the trek to the base camp?
Because we'll be trekking at great altitudes around the world's highest peak, your body will require plenty of carbohydrates and proteins. The meals we give on this trek are easy and hygienic! We encourage having local foods and delicacies since it is way more hygienic. Better than having frozen foods that take days to transport to the trails.
We handpick the best hotels/lodges/restaurants, ensuring that the cuisine is fresh, clean, delicious, and nutritional. We recommend Dal Bhat, a Nepalese dish that feeds your body with sufficient carbohydrates and protein. The lentils, beans, and pulses soup will provide you with ample protein. Syakpa, also called Sherpa stew is also quite popular! Seasonal veggies will be served in the guest's home as well, supplying your body with additional nutrients.
If you give them a chance, you can try other menu items such as Momo (Dumplings), locally grown Barley, Buckwheat, Millet, and Corn Roti (Bread), noodles, sandwiches, bakery items, tea, coffee, and many more. Buckwheat, millet, and barley are high in fibre and nutritionally dense grains. Noodles, spaghetti, macaroni, pizza, lasagna, different curry, and fried rice are just a few examples of foods that may be made with basic preparation.
At high elevations, we highly recommend liquids such as green tea, lemon tea, hot lemon, ginger tea, and garlic soup (a necessity), as well as fresh vegetable items. Though there will be lots of non-vegetarian options, we will not encourage them because the meat in such establishments may not be as hygienic.
We strongly advise you to avoid dairy and cheese products, as well as alcoholic beverages, caffeinated beverages, and hot chocolates, as specialists’ advice against them on high-altitude treks.
What is Acute Mountain Sickness (AMS) and why do you need to know about it?
You should know how your body reacts to high altitude before you start your trek journey. When you start your trek to the Everest base camp, it's almost certain that you'll have one or more symptoms of altitude sickness, So, How can we Avoid Altitude Sickness at your base camp to Everest trek? The human body isn't designed to thrive at altitudes of 3000 meters or higher, and you'll notice that it craves more oxygen.
Headaches, a lack of appetite, difficulty sleeping, fuzzy vision, nausea, difficulty breathing, a high heart rate, and exhaustion are some of the symptoms. If these symptoms worsen or continue, it's best to take a day off or descend to a lower-altitude village until your body adjusts.
Note: This content is provided for informational purposes only, so you know what to expect before journeying to the Everest Region. It should not be used for medical treatment, Even though, in the Pheriche, a primary hospital is run by the Himalayan Rescue Association (HRA), based in Kathmandu for basic treatment. Before venturing into the mountains, it is the trekker's job to do some research about altitude sickness and how to avoid it.
Where will you sleep during your Base Camp Trekking?
We can also help you discover a premium hotel and teahouse within your budget. Our 14 days trekking package to the base camp of Everest, offers luxury and premium hotels and lodges in addition to affordable hotel and lodge accommodations. Comfortable mattresses with cushions, electric blankets, hot and cold showers, free Wi-Fi, and other features are available at the resort. The rooms are usually cosy and on twin sharing basis. There are a few pieces of furniture in the room, as well as a mattress, blanket, and pillow. If you're a solo trekker, we can manage separate rooms for you accordingly as well.
14 Days trek Itinerary to Everest Base Camp
Outfitter Nepal's 14 days Trek Itinerary to the base camp is customizable and can be tailored to meet your specific needs. If you want to alter the itinerary of Base Camp to less or more days, we can manage a flexible itinerary arrangement for you. We can even organize your trek to the base camp on foot, followed by a helicopter ride back to Kathmandu.
Our standard package that takes you to the Everest base camp is for 14 days, however, it can be curated to meet your convenience! We can also arrange for a sightseeing excursion before or after your trekking adventure. Please note that by adding more travelling days, however, the length of the days has to be increased in the itinerary package! If you wish to travel to other touristic cities such as Pokhara, Chitwan or stay in Kathmandu for sightseeing for a few days, the length of days in the standard package would have to be extended from 14 days to any number of days you may wish to!
Thus, we recommend having a few days at hand if you wish to extend your travel to Nepal! The cost varies accordingly with the changes made in our standard 14 days Trek package in the Everest region. However, it’s a guarantee that you get the best available deal from Outfitter Nepal!
Everest Base Camp Trek Cost
The 14 days Trek starts from the cost of US$ 1030 for a group of 12 people. This is Outfitter Nepal’s standard package cost. If you’re a group of more than 12 people, we can also manage the package budget accordingly. Likewise, if you’re a solo trekker or a small group of travellers, the trek cost may vary between US$ 1030 to US$ 2000 and anything that goes within your budget to the base camp. Please note that the trek cost can vary if you wish to change the lodging or food services we have included in the overall standard cost package.
For the deluxe and luxury plans, we can upgrade your accommodation options for you to a deluxe hotel room and tourist standard accommodation with attached toilets to possible places even during trekking in the Everest region. The cost of the deluxe accommodation in the Everest Region can go as high as US$150 per night.
Thus, if you wish to customize your accommodation or make changes to the itinerary, the cost of the trekking package for the Everest region can vary accordingly! Read the cost including and excluding parts to know more of the services available with the standard Trek cost for the EBC trek.
Fixed Departure for the trek to Everest
We have set our departure dates for the year 2022, 2023 and 2024 for your EBC Trek. Hop into any of the departure dates and trek to the EBC with Outfitter Nepal! If any of the departure dates do not go in line with your schedule, please do not hesitate to contact us and we will make sure we fix a departure date at your convenience.
We have EBC fixed Departure Trek dates for Group, Solo, and Private Trekkers and booking is open for 2022, 2023 and 2024. Likewise, if you’re a female traveller and you wish to get a departure date in any of the trekking categories that is, in a group, or solo in a private trekking group, we can also manage that for you!
If you wish to trek to the Base Camp trek in a group, Outfitter Nepal can arrange that for you! We set departure dates for the groups with 12 people at most as per our 14 days Trek Itinerary package to the base camp! The cost for a group of 2-4 is US$ 1230, the cost for the group of 4-8 is US$ 1130 while for 9-12, the cost is US$ 1030. However, with customization, the cost of standard packages may vary accordingly! Select your departure date now or contact us to customize your EBC Trek Itinerary so that we can add you to the groups.
Solo trekkers are encouraged to join our 14-days trek to EBC, however, you will have to share a room at the mountain lodge on the trek due to the limited number of lodges and rooms available in remote mountain lodges. The cost for a standard trek itinerary for a solo trekker is around US$ 1380 however, with customization the price may vary!
We can also manage single room accommodation services for you wherever possible during the trekking in the Everest Region, however, the costs will increase based on the accommodation you wish to have! Select one of our departure dates and go on a trek with Outfitter Nepal!
If you are a single female trekker and you’d want to set a departure date for the EBC solo or in a group or a private arrangement, then Outfitter Nepal is the best tour operator for you! We will make sure that you get the best services and your safety is our utmost priority. The cost for a group of 2-4 is US$ 1230, the cost for the group of 4-8 is US$ 1130 while for 9-12, the cost is US$ 1030. However, with customization, the cost of standard packages may vary accordingly! If you wish for solo trekking, the standard cost is US$ 1380.
Likewise, if you wish for a private room during trekking in the Everest Region, upgrade to deluxe rooms or want to customize a schedule that fits right for you, contact us! Select any of the departure dates and do not hesitate to contact us! The price varies depending on the alterations made to our standard 14 days Trek standard package to the base camp. Outfitter Nepal ensures that you get the best deal possible!
If you are a group of more than two people and you wish to trek to the EBC trek together, Outfitter Nepal can manage that seamlessly for you! Likewise, if you are also a group of more than 12 people and want to go on the trek, we can readily manage a departure date for you!
The cost for a group of 2-4 is US$ 1230, the cost for the group of 4-8 is US$ 1130 while for 9-12, the cost is US$ 1030. However, with customization, the cost of standard packages may vary accordingly!
Select any of the departure dates below to plan your trekking journey with us. We can also customize your 14 Days EBC trekking itinerary, especially for you!
This would mean that the cost of the trekking package varies according to the number of people in your private group. We can even set a departure date that fits your schedule! Select any of the departure dates below or customize a departure date by directly contacting us! We have guaranteed departure dates and we do not cancel on you!
The cost mentioned in this standard 14 days base camp package can be customized and the cost can vary accordingly since this is a standard cost for 12 people. If you wish to extend your resting days, we can manage that for you as well! Select any departure dates mentioned below! It’s a guarantee that you get the best trekking experience with us!
If you want to Book an Everest Base Camp Trek last minute, what should you do?
Although it is best to reserve ahead of time, at Outfitter Nepal, we also provide a specific provision for last-minute bookings. We make every effort to run treks at all times of the year. We'll do our best for guaranteed last-minute arrangements. Make sure you arrive in Kathmandu at least one day before the start of the expedition. For further information, contact us at any time.
Travel Tips (just in case)
In contrast to the Annapurna region, where WiFi is plentiful, the Everest region is lacking it. Wi-Fi is available in the larger cities of Namche and Lukla, but it may cost $1-$2 per device. An Everest Link prepaid internet card is required outside of Namche and Lukla. For 200 MB of internet, it can cost around 600 rupees ($6). This is available for purchase and usage in each of the guesthouses.
If you buy a SIM card in Kathmandu, you'll get a 4G service in Namche and an occasional 3G service in Tengboche. You can buy Ncell or Ntc prepaid SIM cards which won’t cost must but will provide you service until certain points! Phone networks are unavailable at higher elevations. As a result, the locals rely on the Internet services of Everest Link. Surprisingly, there is an NTC tower at Gorakshep, therefore calls can be made via NTC.
If you don't want to spend the money on them, inform your friends and family that you'll be without internet for the duration of your trek!!
Namche Bazaar has the lone ATM on the entire journey for international trekkers!
However, Namche's ATMs are unpredictable, and they're frequently out of operation owing to power outages or just running out of cash. The ATMs also charge a withdrawal fee of 500 rupees ($5) and have a maximum withdrawal limit of 10,000 rupees ($100). The bottom line, and something to keep in mind before ascending the base camp, is that you should bring all of your money from Kathmandu!!
Throughout the trekking in the Everest Region, there is the availability of electricity. Hydroelectricity powers the lower areas, while solar energy powers the upper sections. You can charge your electronics at any time throughout the EBC trek, however, it will be an additional expense. And if you're not properly informed and prepared, you can find yourself spending a lot of money on these items.
Except in rooms with attached toilets or high-end hotels in the Everest Region, there are no charging outlets in other rooms. For charging electronics, the hotels feature shared charging facilities in the dining hall or near the front desk. Because there are a limited number of multi plugs, there will be a rivalry for sockets. Thus, we recommend getting power banks for your personal use.
A tip is an established and respected way in Nepali society to express gratitude (Dhanyabad) for good service.
On the last day of the trek, the majority of our guests give tips. The amount you tip is totally up to you, and it may be more or less based on your impression of service quality, the length of your trip, your budget, and your appreciation for their efforts. However, it is recommended to tip at least 10% of your charge!
If you want to carry your luggage, make sure you don’t exceed more than 10kg for yourself. Pack things that are only necessary. If you are hiring our porter service, then the majority of your luggage will be carried by porters. One porter will be allocated to two persons, and the total weight of their luggage should not exceed 15 kg. We can additionally provide one porter per person if necessary.
Porters are only allowed to carry a total of 30kg, which is usually two 15kg bags. As a result, please be mindful of this when packing and keep your baggage weight to a minimum.
Keep some cash on hand in case you want to buy souvenirs, food, or drinks. Other costs, like travel insurance and international flight tickets, are not included in our package price. For further details, see our cost includes and exclusions section.
Everest Base Camp Trek Map
The trek itinerary map is designed to present you with a pictorial view of the trail. You can see where you are stopping and what kind of trail it is on the map. Moreover, you can also get a hard copy of the map as well to take with you on the route, find the trek to Everest base camp itinerary map here.
In Case of Lukla Flight Cancellations
Our 14-Days EBC trek package is all about trekking. Thus, we highly recommend you keep 1 to 2 days at hand. This is because the weather in the Himalayas is highly unpredictable. Thus, due to bad weather, the Lukla flight may get delayed or even cancelled. We would not want you to miss your flight back home! On top of that, with the leisure day in hand, you can even have a sightseeing day around the city! At Outfitter Nepal, we make sure you get the best sightseeing around the city and some adventure activities, such as a: mountain flight by plane or Bungy or Rafting etc.
What to do in Case your Lukla Flight is Cancelled?
Sometimes flights get cancelled after waiting a few hours at the airport because of the unpredictable weather conditions at Lukla. The chances of getting the next flight are pretty slim. In case of flight cancellations, we suggest:
Taking a Helicopter Flight
This is the best alternative because this is going to occur on a sharing basis making the cost to be only USD 500 - USD 700 per head!
Taking a Chartered Flight
You can also charter a helicopter flight while the whole of the flight costs you around USD 2700 - USD 3000!
Note: Some insurance policies will cover emergency flights, cancellations, or adjusting international travel rates if there is an issue. Before getting your travel insurance, make sure you understand all of the policies, terms, and restrictions. If you need to make a genuine claim on your insurance, Outfitter Nepal will be able to supply the necessary paperwork.