The Everest Base Camp trek is one of the most developed trekking routes in the Himalayas, with ample accommodations and other services. Among all Everest Base Camp trek packages, this 16 days itinerary is perfect for beginner trekkers. You will get ample time to acclimatize on this EBC trek.
We have kept daily walks under 500 meters during our Everest Base Camp trekking. There is no rush, and you will get to enjoy nature to the fullest. As this trek is long, you can also customize the itinerary to the Everest Base Camp trek 14 days or the Everest Base Camp trek 12 days.
What to expect during the Everest Base Camp trek 16 days?
Our Everest Base Camp trek 16 days, will push your limits and go beyond it. In the wilderness of the eastern Himalayas in Nepal, you will follow well-trodden trails and spend nights in picturesque Sherpa villages. You will be provided with best service during the Everest Base Camp trek.
The Everest Base Camp trek 16 days starts with a short flight to Lukla (2,846 m/9,337 ft). Trek inside the Sagarmatha National Park and explore diverse climatic zones. Travel far away from the modern world, spending nights in beautiful mountain villages and crossing numerous thrilling suspension bridges.
The trail will take you to Namche Bazaar (3,440 m/11,290 ft). To make our Everest Base Camp trek itinerary a bit more doable and different, we have kept ascent to Phortse (3,950 m/12,959 ft) from Namche Bazaar. From here, you will continue to Dingboche (4,410 m/14,470 ft) and follow a much more rugged and steep path.
Trek along the Khumbu Glacier and ascend to Everest Base Camp (5,364 m/17,598 ft), passing by Lobuche village (4,940 m/16,210 ft) and Gorak Shep (5,164 m/16,942 ft). The final ascent is to Kala Patthar (5,545 m/18,192 ft), and then, you will descend to Pheriche (4,371 m/14,340 ft) for the night stay.
From here, trek past Tengboche village (3,860 m/12,660 ft) and retrace the route back to Lukla. The landscapes change with the change in altitude. Lush forests and verdant valleys turn to barren hills and glacier moraines.
As the trek progresses, you will witness views of Mt. Thamserku (6,608 m/21,680 ft), Mt. Lhotse (8,516 m/27,940 ft), Mt. Nuptse (7,861 m/25,791 ft), Mt. Ama Dablam (6,812 m/22,349 ft), Mt. Everest (8,849 m/29,032 ft), Mt. Kanchenjunga (8,586 m/28,169 ft), and numerous others.
The best month to do Everest Base Camp trek 2024 is March to May and September to November. You will enjoy breathtaking mountain panorama in these months because of the clear sky. Likewise, the interactions with the locals of the Khumbu region and their simple lifestyle add more charm to the overall Everest Base Camp trek from Kathmandu.
How to prepare for the Everest Base Camp trekking?
To prepare for Everest Base Camp trekking, you have to mainly exercise and practice meditation or deep breathing (anything that can calm you down). As this trek involves long ascents and descents on rugged terrain, your stamina, core strength, and endurance should be good.
To physically train yourself, you can start with long walks and gradually add a backpack weighing 5 kg on you. Likewise, you can do cycling, swimming, running, hiking, etc to improve your stamina. Weight training in the gym will help you build your core strength.
Is it worth doing the Everest Base Camp trek in 2024?
Yes, Everest Base Camp trek is 100% worth doing in 2024. It is a brilliant trek in the Himalayas packed with adventure and offers a lifetime experience. As the EBC trail has excellent tourist infrastructure, you will have a great time traversing from one village to another.
There is no issue with accommodation, drinking water, food, etc, on the Everest Base Camp trek, which makes it quite appealing. And the fact that you are traveling to the highest mountain in the world is thrilling in itself.
Everest Base Camp trek packing
During the Everest Base Camp trek, you have to wear appropriate trekking clothes and use gear like trekking poles, sleeping bags, etc. You cannot wear regular clothes while trekking in the Himalayas because of alpine weather and climate. Follow the below list to pack for Everest Base Camp trek:-
- Clothing: Underwear, t-shirts, trekking t-shirt and pants, thermal pants, fleece jacket/down jacket, beanie, scarf, gloves, socks, trekking boots, lounge slippers, dry towel, etc
- Trek gear: Sleeping bag, backpack, duffel bag (provided by us), trekking poles, torch, sunglasses, reusable water bottle, water purification tablets, traveler's knife, etc
- Health and hygiene: General medicines, bandages, blister cream, personal medication (if any), high SPF sunscreen, SPF lip balm, moisturizer, wet tissues, toilet paper, hand sanitizer, toothpaste/brush, biodegradable soap, small mirror, comb, etc
- Miscellaneous: Power bank, camera, spare batteries, adapter, journal/pen, map, trekking permits, passport, travel visa, cash, passport-size photos, snacks and bars, book, etc
Add a helicopter flight at the end of the trek
You can give a grand ending to your Everest Base Camp trek in Nepal by adding a helicopter flight from Lukla to Kathmandu. We offer shared helicopter flights from Lukla to Kathmandu as well as a private charter option.
It costs up to USD 900 per head in the shared helicopter flight from Lukla to Kathmandu (and vice-versa). Similarly, charting a full helicopter costs up to USD 4,500, and 5 passengers can fly at a time.
Are you ready for your lifetime journey?
If you have decided to do the Everest Base Camp trek 16 days with us, book your trek early and start preparing for the trip. You can easily book the Everest Base Camp trek via our website and make partial/full payment.
In case of any query, feel free to get in touch with us at email@example.com or +977 9860455963. Likewise, check out our other trekking packages in the Khumbu region here.