Everest Base Camp Trek 13 Days
Our Everest Base Camp Trek 13 Days is a journey that assembles all the best features of the Everest region. This Everest Base Camp trekking is a key to explore the Everest region and the Everest Base Camp.
This 13 Days Everest Trekking captures the essence of the Nepalese mountain life. The trek passes through the different Sherpa villages. Namche Bazaar is the Sherpa Hub in the Khumbu region. It is the only gateway to Everest. During the trek, you can explore the mountainous lifestyle of Sherpas.
The trail passes through the dense forests, riverbanks, and refreshing natural terrains. The trek is extremely beautiful and joyous.
The unique villages at Phakding, Namche Bazaar, Tengboche, and Dingboche are lovely. The local people are hospitable and cheerful. They are ever ready to reply to your ‘Namaste’ with a cheerful face.
Start off the trek from Kathmandu with a thrilling flight to Lukla. Besides being thrilling, the fight is equally scenic. Enjoy the bird’s eye views of the Everest region.
Enjoy the flight while the plane flies above the green hills, valleys, and the snowy mountains. Hold on to your seats while the flight lands at Lukla. Lukla is one of the most dramatic airstrips on the planet.
The 360 degrees view of Mt. Everest and Khumbu glacier from the famous vantage point of Kalapatthar is heavenly! The jovial trekking journey displays the amazement of the Everest region.
The streaming rivers, boulder-dotted pastures, herds of yaks and mountain goats are magnetic. The Chortens, Gompas, Player flags, and Monasteries are the reflections of Buddhist practices.
Immerse yourself in the alluring sights of the majestic mountains. The hills, diverse terrains, rivers, glaciers, gorges, and the snowy massifs are beautiful. The Everest Base Camp Trek for 13 days is a trek of a lifetime!
Trip Highlights of Everest Base Camp Trek 13 Days
- The amazing mountain flight to and from Lukla – Kathmandu.
- The Tengboche Monastery and the blissful moment during the evening chants and prayers.
- Kalapathar, the best viewpoint of Mount Everest.
- The Everest Base Camp, the footstep of the world’s highest peak.
- The unique traditions and cultural practices of Himalayan Sherpas.
- The hospitable local people.
- The mesmerizing valleys, lovely terrains, and diverse mountains topology.
- Amazing panoramas of Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse, Amadablam, Thamserku, and others.
Outline Itinerary of Everest Base Camp Trek 13 Days
Day 01: Arrival and transfer to your hotel in Kathmandu.
Day 02: Rest and arrangement day in Kathmandu.
Day 03: Kathmandu – Lukla, and trek to Phakding (2,562m, 35 min flight, 6.2 km, 3-4 hrs)
Day 04: Phakding – Namche Bazaar (3,440 m, 10 km, 5-6 hrs treks)
Day 05: Rest, Acclamation in Namche, Explore Namche.
Day 06: Namche Bazar – Tengboche (3,870m, 10km, 5-6 hrs)
Day 07: Tengboche – Dingboche (4,360m, 5-6 hrs, 8km)
Day 08: Dingboche – Lobuche (4,940m, 4-5 hrs, 7 km)
Day 09: Lobuche – Gorakshep (5,160m) – Everest Base Camp (5,364m) Gorakshep (7-8 hrs, 15 km)
Day 10: Gorakshep – Kala Patthar (5,545m) – Pheriche (4,280m, 15km, 7-8 hrs)
Day 11: Pheriche – Namche Bazaar (3,440m, 15km, 6-7 hrs)
Day 12: Namche Bazaar – Lukla (2,642m, 18km, 6-7 hrs)
Day 13: Lukla – Kathmandu (1,300m, 35 min flight)
Best Time for Everest Base Camp Trek 13 Days
Autumn (September, October, November) and Spring (March, April, May) are the best time for the Everest Base Camp 13 Days Trek.
Autumn is the season that sees the highest trekkers in the Everest region Treks. During Autumn, the weather is mild and suitable for Everest Base Camp Trekking. The sky is bright and clear. The views of the gigantic Himalayan massifs towering to touch the sky is so perfect.
It is the time when the entire region wakes up after long winter hibernation. As the region warms up day by day, the animals and birds are more active. The surrounding vistas, wide terrains, and distinct landscapes are enchanting.
Spring is the most popular time for EBC trek after Autumn. Spring arrives right after the monsoon rain ends. The monsoon swipes away all the dirt and impurities in the atmosphere. So, the surrounding becomes cleaner.
Spring is the time when the hills blankets under the petals of colorful flowers. You will walk through the alluring Rhododendron forest. The temperature is mild for day hikes and isn’t as cold as in winter during the night.
Monsoon and Winter are off seasons for Everest Base Camp Trek. However, there are some trekkers who have desires to trek during these times. The trek can be quite difficult than in the best seasons, yet the trek is doable.
In monsoon, the region is wet due to frequent rainfall. The sky isn’t clearly visible. Dark clouds hover above you, mostly in the evenings and mornings. Also, the summer bugs and leeches are active on the trail. Carry some insects repellent and table salts (for leeches).
Winter is the coldest season in the Everest region. Most of the high passes and high altitude trail buries under huge piles of snow during mid of the winter. The night temperatures are very less, far below the freezing temperature. Also, the weather is frequently varying in winter.
Despite that, with appropriate gears, the Everest Base Camp trek is possible throughout the year.
Weather and Temperature at Everest Base Camp
Autumn (September, October, November)
Autumn is the time when the Everest region inches towards the cold weather. The autumn-sun isn’t as warm as the summer sun.
The daytime temperature ranges between 20 to 12 degrees. The nighttime temperature varies between 3 degrees to -7 degrees. The temperature decreases as the month traverse from September to November. November is the coldest month in Autumn.
Spring (March, April, May)
Spring is the colorful season at Everest. The entire region progresses towards warm weather in Spring. Spring is a glorious time to visit Everest.
The daytime temperature in March is around 12 degrees. The temperature goes up to 15-16 degrees in April. May is the hottest month of Spring. The daytime temperature in May reaches around 20 degrees.
Nights are warmer and bearable. Sometimes the temperature drops to zero at night. But the temperature is not alarmingly low as in winter. The nighttime temperature ranges between -8 to -5 degrees.
Winter (December, January, February)
Winter is the driest season at the Everest Base Camp. In winter, the temperature at the lower elevation is bearable. But as you ascend to higher elevations, there will be heavy snowfall. The temperature is very cold there. The average temperature ranges between max 20°C during days to -17°C at nights.
Summer (June, July, August)
Summer months have the hottest temperature. The daytime temperature in summer varies between 20 to 25 degrees. The maximum temperature occurs in June and July. The nights are colder than the days. The night temperature ranges somewhere between -3 to 5 degrees.
Why Everest Base Camp Trek 13 Days?
To View the Impressive Himalayas
During the Everest Base Camp Trek, you can see the best panoramas of the towering peaks including Mt. Everest, Mt. Lhotse, Mt. Nuptse, Mt Thamserku, and Mt. Ama Dablam, and several others. The mesmerizing snowy peaks are enchanting!
The Everest Base Camp trek passes through many Sherpa Villages. Also, we will walk into Namche Bazaar, a Sherpa town in the Everest region. Walking into the Sherpa villages is a beautiful experience. The local Sherpas are hospitable and cheerful. We will walk through villages like Pheriche, Tengboche, Dingboche, Namche, Lobuche, etc.
Kalapathar is the best vantage point of Mt. Everest. From there you can see the 360 degrees panorama of the gigantic Everest. You will also see the alluring vista of Khumbu glacier and the Khumbu Icefall.
Nature and Culture
The Everest Base Camp Trekking is a beautiful trek. This trek exhibits the beautiful nature and culture in the Everest region. Walk into varying landscapes, dense forests, riverbanks, and glacial moraines. You will have a wonderful time.
There are chances of witnessing several floral and fauna diversities. We will walk into the Sagarmatha National Park, a natural UNESCO World Heritage Site in Nepal.
During the trek, you will be walking through the Sherpa villages and Monasteries. You can see the prayer flags flapping in the wind almost everywhere. The Himalayan Sherpas, their lifestyles, cultures, and traditions are interesting.
Trek Difficulties During Everest Base Camp Trek 13 Days
Everest Base Camp trek is the highest altitude trek in Nepal. During the trek, you will trek to the base camp of Mt. Everest, 5380 meters. The highest point that you reach on the trek is at Kalapathar 5643 meters. Due to it’s higher altitudes, most of the EBC trekkers suffer from Altitude Sickness.
Watch out for the symptoms of altitude sickness. Cure it as soon as possible. Ignoring the symptoms can make the condition more serious.
Length of the Trek
The distance from Lukla to the Everest Base Camp is 62 kilometers. The trek route is not uniform. There are lots of ups and downs and it adds difficulty to the trek. There are various tough sections. Walking through glacial moraines and passes are very hard.
Also, trekking in such a remote area for long duration can be exhausting. There are some trekkers who feel exhausted due to the length, duration, and difficulty of the trek.
Weather and Temperature
The weather in the Himalayas is always varying. We cannot predict the weather to be perfect. Fair weather in Everest can change in no time. Get information on the weather conditions in the Everest region before you plan to trek.
Also, you must get appropriate gears for the time that you are trekking in.
Note: We have suggested the appropriate gears for Everest Base Camp Trek for all seasons. Check our article on the Packaging Lists for Everest Base Camp Trek.
Accommodation and Food
Everest Base Camp Trek is a teahouse trek. The number of teahouses en route gets lesser as we trek to the higher altitudes. In the peak seasons, there is a huge inrush of trekkers and climbers in the Everest region. So, you might have difficulty in finding a place for accommodation and food.
Some Tips for Everest Base Camp Trek 13 Days
- Prepare physically and mentally. You must be physically fit. The trek has some tough sections. A strong mentality always boosts you to trek further.
- Pack light, pack wise. Include all the essential trekking gear.
- Stay hydrated. You can carry your own refillable water bottle and some water purifying tablets. You can buy bottled water at some places in the trek routes but they are expensive.
- Slow and steady wins this race! Maintain your own pace of the walk. Make it constant. Do not try to overdo.
- Wear comfortable hiking boots. You will have to walk continuously for days. With an uncomfortable boot, you might get blisters on your feet.
- It’s chilly up there at the base camp. Get a down jacket and a warm sleeping bag for nights (any time of the year).
- If you are trekking in Monsoon, you need rain protection for all your gear.
- Make sure to be open. You cannot stay quite after you get any signs of altitude sickness. The situation can get worse while doing so.
Everest Base Camp trek 13 days is an amazing experience of trekking in the base of the world’s highest peak Mt. Everest and enjoying the best of the Everest region. This 13 days exotic trek takes you to the typical Sherpa settlements in the Himalayas.
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