Everest Base Camp Trek

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  • DURATION16 Days
  • DIFFICULTY-LEVELModerate
  • GROUP SIZE1-14
  • MAX ALTITUDE5350 m

Highlights

  • View the beauty of Mt. Everest – the top of the world.
  • You trek through some of earth's most scenic landscapes.
  • View the sunrise over Mt. Everest and other impressive peaks at Kala Patthar.
  • Experience the Sherpa culture on the trail.
  • View the Khumbu Glacier that flows off Mt. Everest.
  • See ancient carvings on Mani stone walls throughout the trek.
  • Enjoy a chance to spot wildlife such as deer, leopards, jackals and mountain Tahr.
  • See the Tengboche Monastery, the largest Gompa in the Khumbu region of Nepal.

Trip Overview

Everest base camp trek is one of the most popular treks in Nepal. Reaching the base camp of Everest is dream of many people around the world. We offer guided Everest Base Camp Trek program with our local expert guide.

You have dazzling views of world’s highest Himalayas including Mt. Everest (8,848 m), Mt. Lhotse (8,516 m), Mt. Cho Oyu (8,201 m) and Mt. Makalu (8,463 m), and numerous of other adjoining Himalayas. The Everest Base Camp Trek goes passing through numerous of glaciers; snow filled rocks and bounders. Similarly, you will explore the beautiful village of legendary Sherpas, ancient monasteries and much more on our EBC Trek.

The Everest base camp trek is definitely the world’s most popular and ultimate trekking route. The Trekking to Everest Base Camp has become more popular since the Mt. Everest was first telescoped by British Surveyor- Sir Gorge Everest and portrayed Everest with exact location in the world map in 1850s. Furthermore, the Everest base camp became more popular especially after Sir Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgey Sherpa successfully expedited to this world’s highest mountains in 1953 AD.

The major attractions of Everest base camp trek are to reach the Everest Base Camp, Visit the Khumbu Glacier (Everest Glacier), great view of Everest and many other Himalayas. Furthermore, you climb Kalapattar view point to see the Sunrise views over the Himalayas. Visit great Buddhist Monastery in Tengbuche, visit Sherpa village of Namche, Khumjung and Dingbuche are other major attractions of the EBC Trek. The culture, tradition and lifestyle of the Sherpas are also unique for visitors.

We have designed 16 day itinerary/program to complete the Everest Base Camp Trek. The program includes your arrival and departure days to and from Nepal. Furthermore, you will have a day Tour in Kathmandu on day two then you will have short flight to Lukla in the next morning to start the trek. Then, you will Trek to Everest Base Camp following the traditional trekking paths. You will return the same trail to Lukla once you are successful to reach the base camp and you will have an extra day in Kathmandu at the end of the Trek as buffer day/shopping day.

Itinerary

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Arrive at Kathmandu airport (1345meters) and you be met & greeted by our airport representative who will be on standby to pick you up and transfer you to hotel. Your evening is free and after you’ve refreshed, you can go for a stroll down the street to get familiar with the surroundings.

  • Hotel
  • Kathmandu

After having breakfast at hotel, we take you for the sightseeing tour in Kathmandu and you are escorted by a professional tour guide.

Your tour will include Kathmandu Durbar Square, Monkey Temple, Pashupatinath Temple and Bauddhanath Stupa and return to hotel.

  • Hotel
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  • Kathmandu

Early morning, you drive to Airport for the 35 minutes scenic flight to the small mountain airport at Lukla. After reaching at Lukla, our guide introduce with the porters, then starts today’s trek following mountainside on the left bank of the Dudh Koshi, it is easy trekking and takes about 3 and half hour to reach at Phakding.

  • Guest House
  • B, L, D
  • 2610
  • Phakding

After having breakfast at lodge, you continue trek following the Dudh Koshi River and crossing it many times. You enter to the Sagarmatha National park in Jorsale and stop there for lunch and again you continue the trekking.

After few hours walking, the Namche Bazar will appears ahead as you travel along the path surrounded by pine forest. Passing the plateau where the Saturday bazaar is held and enters the village. Namche Bazar (3440m) is surrounded on three sides by mountain ranges and opens out only where it faces the Duch koshi River. The village is a central hub of the area and food, sundries and even mountain climbing equipment may be purchased here.

  • Guest House
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  • 3440
  • Namche Bazaar

The Namche Bazaar is tucked away between two ridges amidst the giant peaks of the Khumbu Region and has an abundance of lodges, tea shops and souvenir shops as well as a magnificent outlook.

It is an ideal place to spend a rest day for acclimatization to the high altitude before heading off towards Tyangboche. For the acclimatization, you walk up to Khhumjung village through Everest view Hotel in Syangbuche and you see the beautiful view of the Himalayas including Mt.Everest.

Khumjung is densely populated by Sherpa community and there is an old monastery as well which you visit and will return to Namche.

  • Guest House
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  • 3800
  • Namche Bazaar

After having breakfast at lodge, the trek starts with the ridge and level mountain path that offers excellent panoramas of Thamserku, Kantega, and Kusum Kangaru, after walking few hours on flat Zigzags, you descend to the river and arrive at Phunki Tenga.

Then climb through Rhododendron forest to the Tengbuche, a beautiful place for the Himalayan views and visit the age old monastery as well.

  • Guest House
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  • 3867
  • Tyangboche

After having breakfast at the lodge, the trek starts with descending through Rhododendron forest to the Imja Khola and cross exciting suspension bridge on the Imja Khola and walk passing by a long Mani stone wall to enter the village of Pangboche.

The trekking route continues through summer pastures to Dingboche.

  • Guest House
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  • 4260
  • Dingbuche

Today is the remarkable acclimatization day in Namche Bazaar, There are some breathtaking views of the North face of Ama Dablam and the Lhotse-Nuptse ridge as you explore this beautiful valley that leads up to Chukum and Island Peak.

The walk is short with a good chance to relax in the afternoon. You have another option as you can hike up to Chhukum. From where, you can enjoy the panoramic view of Island peak, Ama Dablam, Makalu, Tawoche peak and many others.

  • Guest House
  • B, L, D
  • 4260
  • Dingbuche

After having breakfast at lodge, the trek starts for today and onward Himalayan journey leads you north for up to 50-minutes until you come to a Mani-prayer Stupa then The trail is gentle looking down to Pheriche village below.

Today's walk offers views of the Mt. Tawache, Ama Dablam and to the north-Pokalde (5741m) Kongma-tse (5820m) and the great wall of Nuptse. After two hours of walking, the trail from Pheriche joins near Dugla (4595m) before a small wooden bridge over the river of Khumbu glacier. Then continue for an hour up a steep hill to the top, where there are views of Mt. Pumori and other peaks west of Everest. After a short break, continue trekking up to Lobuche.

  • Guest House
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  • 4930
  • Lobuche

After having breakfast at lodge, the trek starts following the rocky moraine path, view icy glacial pond and icebergs down below of Khumbu glacier. After the last rocky moraine dunes, a short downhill walk brings you to Gorakshep, where we will stop for lunch and checked in to the lodge.

Gorekshep is the last place where lodges are available for overnights – then you start our Himalayan journey to the Everest Base camp for another 2-3 hours and Reach at EVEREST BASE CAMP- WOW!!! Congratulation!!! Your Dream come true now, after visiting sometime in the Base Camp, return to Gorekshep.

  • Guest House
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  • Gorekshep

Quite Early morning, you climb to Kala Patthar (5545m.) and enjoy the view of sunrise over the Himalayas including Mt. Everest. From Kala Patthar, You can have a panoramic view of Mt. Everest and many other mountain peaks like Mt. Pumori, Mt. Lingtren, Mt. Khumbetse, Mt. Nuptse, Mt. Lhotse, Mt. Ama Dablam, Mt. Thamserku and many more, after seeing the sunrise, trek down to Gorekshep

You then trekking down to Pheriche for overnight stay.

  • Guest House
  • B, L, D
  • 5545
  • Pheriche

After having breakfast at the lodge, you start trek to Namche and an easier descent passing through rhododendron forest. Tengbuche is a small village with a famous monastery offering you the splendid view of Ama Dablam, green hills and river views where you stop for lunch then retrace to Namche.

  • Guest House
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  • Namche Bazaar

After having breakfast at lodge, the trek starts and today is the last day of your trek, the trek is pleasant, except for few short uphill climbs and then down to the Bhote - Koshi River crossing it few times. The last uphill climb of 45 minutes will bring you to Lukla.

  • Guest House
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  • Lukla

You take an early morning flight back to Kathmandu and transfer to the hotel, take hot shower and relax.

  • Hotel
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  • Kathmandu

It's also spare day in case of bad weather in Lukla and we could not fly on scheduled date and time, or we can organize you a day tour in or around Kathmandu, shopping tour etc if you want.

  • Hotel
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  • Kathmandu

You will be transferred to the international airport for your final departure to your loving home. We have taken pleasure in serving you all of these weeks; you counted on us & we didn’t let you down because we know how hard you’ve worked to enjoy this holiday.

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What's Included

  • Airport transfers.
  • 4 nights’ hotel in Kathmandu including breakfast.
  • Sightseeing tour in Kathmandu.
  • Meals during the trek with hot tea/coffee in breakfast as per the itinerary.
  • Sagarmatha national park entry permits and TIMS.
  • Flight fare (Kathmandu-Lukla-Kathmandu) with domestic airport tax.
  • 11 night accommodation lodges/tea houses during the trek on twin sharing.
  • A guide and porters (1 porter for each 2 trekkers and a porter will carry from 20-25 KG).
  • Arrangement of emergency helicopter service which will be paid by your travel insurance company.
  • Sleeping bag, down jackets and duffle bag – if Necessary (retuned after the trek).
  • All government taxes, VAT and service charge.

What's Excluded

  • Nepal entry visa fee (you may easily issue the visa upon your arrival at Tribhuwan International Airport - Kathmandu).
  • Travel insurance (compulsory) that covers emergencies and evacuations.
  • Food (lunch and dinner) while you are in Kathmandu.
  • Your personal expenses/shopping, entrance fees on Kathmandu tour.
  • All the alcoholic and non alcoholic drinks.
  • Sweet things like chocolate bars and bar bills.
  • Hot shower during the Trek.
  • International airfare.
  • Tips for the guide and staffs.

Check Available Dates

  • We have set date to departure the Everest base camp trek. So, select your date and book the trek.
  • If preferred date is not listed then contact us for the further process to book the trek on your own date as the trek is available on any date of the year.
  • We have listed the price for up to 14 people only so, if you are more than 14 people then please contact us for the group price and further process to book the trek.
  • Private trek is available on any date of the year, contact us for the booking.
  • The departure dates are your arrival dates in Nepal.
Start DateEnd DateAvailabilityPrice 
Start Date04 Sep, 2020End Date19 Sep, 2020AvailabilityGuaranteedPriceUS$1200
Start Date08 Sep, 2020End Date23 Sep, 2020AvailabilityGuaranteedPriceUS$1200
Start Date12 Sep, 2020End Date27 Sep, 2020AvailabilityAvailablePriceUS$1200
Start Date16 Sep, 2020End Date01 Oct, 2020AvailabilityGuaranteedPriceUS$1200
Start Date20 Sep, 2020End Date05 Oct, 2020AvailabilityAvailablePriceUS$1200
Start Date20 Sep, 2020End Date05 Oct, 2020AvailabilityGuaranteedPriceUS$1200
Start Date24 Sep, 2020End Date09 Oct, 2020AvailabilityGuaranteedPriceUS$1200
Start Date28 Sep, 2020End Date13 Oct, 2020AvailabilityAvailablePriceUS$1200

Useful Information

Passport, Visa and permits for Everest Base Camp Trek

You need to have valid passport (at least 6 month valid) to travel Nepal and do the Everest Base Camp Trek. You need to obtain Nepal tourist Visa to travel Nepal and you can obtain Nepal tourist visa on arrival at Kathmandu Airport/border entry point or you can apply online (http://online.nepalimmigration.gov.np/tourist-visa) as well.

You are required to have some permits to trek to Everest Base Camp. You are required to Sagarmatha National park entry permits, TIMS (Trekkers information management system) permit and another entry permits from Khumbu-Pasang Lhamu rural Municipality. We apply and get all these permits for you once you book the Everest Base Camp Trek with us.

Best time and climate For Everest Base Camp Trek

The best seasons (time) to do Everest Base Camp Trek are autumn (from mid-September till mid-December) and spring (from the beginning of March until end of May).

The temperatures drop considerably as the trek goes higher. The nights are chilly & cold (between -20 C to 5C) but the days are sunny and hot (between 10C to 30C). The mornings are usually clear, with clouds building up during the afternoon & disappearing at night.

Accommodation on Everest Base Camp Trek

You have a good hotel accommodation for 4 nights in Kathmandu and simple lodge/teahouse accommodation for rest of the 11 nights on Everest Base Camp Trek. The rooms are basic, normally just a bed with a pillow and blankets on trek lodge/guest house.

We accommodate you/group in local lodge/guest house available each day. We send a porter ahead of us to book the required number rooms for you/group (rooms cannot be booked in advance in all places). Please remember that some of them are very basic and a sense of adventure is necessary.

  • Hotel in Kathmandu: Hotel Moon light or Similar - 4 nights
  • Hotel on Trek Routes- Simple Mountain lodge - 11 nights

Accommodation will be on double/twin share room.

Note: Hotel upgrade in Kathmandu is available. There are luxury 4 and 5 star hotels available in Kathmandu so, let us know if you want to upgrade the hotels in Kathmandu.

Extra nights in Kathmandu

If you arrive Nepal earlier and stay in Nepal later than the scheduled dates then the extra night cost 75.00 USD per night including breakfast and airport transfer and it does not include any extra tours/activities so, contact us if you need any extra nights for pre or post the trek and want to plan any extra tours and activities for your extra days.

Domestic and International flights on Everest Base Camp Trek

The International flight to and from Nepal are not included in our price. You need to book the international flights yourself.

The Domestic flights from Kathmandu to Lukla and from Lukla to Kathmandu are included and we book these flights for you once you book the Everest Base Camp Trek with us.

Flight Delay in Kathmandu and Lukla

The Twin Otter airplanes are the only form of transport to and from Lukla. Occasionally, flights to and from Lukla may be cancelled due to unpredictable mountain weather conditions. We have kept one extra free day at the end of the trek to use in the case of a flight delay or cancellation.

If the flights are cancelled for 2 or more days, we charter a helicopter flight to ensure that you are on scheduled flight to your home or other destination. The cost of this extra service is payable directly to our office in Kathmandu in US cash, or credit cards (Visa Cards, Master Cards only).

A receipt of payment will be provided from which you can claim from your insurance. The minimum cost will be US$500 and maximum US$3500 depending on the number of people.

Electricity and Battery Charge

There is electricity available in Kathmandu and in most of the villages of Everest Base Camp Trek, where you are able to re - charges your camera/mobile batteries however, we suggest you to have spare batteries too.

Food and Drink on Everest Base Camp Trek

The meals (breakfast, lunch and dinner) total of 37 meals on Everest Base Camp Trek is included in our price. The meals are taken in lodges, you have breakfast and dinner at the lodge where you stay overnights and lunch at the lodge available along the trail.

You can find a wide variety of Nepali and Western food on Everest Base Camp Trail and drinks (coffee, tea, milk, soft drinks, and beer) as well. The drinks are not included in the cost so you can buy them yourself on the available lodge/guest house.

You can bring water purification pills/medicine while coming for the Everest Base Camp Trek since you have normal water for free or you can simply buy bottled water or boiled/safe water to drink.

Luggage on Everest Base Camp Trek

Your main luggage on Everest Base Camp Trek is carried by porter, you simply carry a day bag pack with water bottle, camera, sun-screen, spare jacket, etc. - a small load that allows full enjoyment of the trek.

A trek bag or duffle bag is ideal for your main luggage for Everest Base Camp Trek, plus a small lockable bag for travel clothes or anything that you do not need during trek which you can leave at hotel’s locker room/safe deposit box in Kathmandu for free of charge.

Guide and Crew for Everest Base Camp Trek

You have professional tourist guide for a day tour in Kathmandu on day 02 (The tour guide for this day may different from the trek guide next morning) and trained trekking/certified trekking guide for the whole trek (handles the logistics and guide you and your team on the trek).

There will be a Sherpa (assistant guide) when there are 8 or more members in the group and porters to carry your luggage and there is 1 porter for each 2 members and a porter carry about 20 - 22kg which means 10- 11 KG from each trekker.

Child Policy for Everest Base Camp Trek

Children of 10 or more years can take this trek and must be accompanied by a responsible adult 18 years old, no discount for 10 or more years old children and full price are applicable.

If you are planning to does Everest Base Camp Trek with children less than 10 year, please contact us for the price and booking process.

Gratuities/Tips for Everest Base Camp Trek Staff

Tips are not included in price for services of tour guide, trekking guide, porter and driver. The recommended tip is US$ 5 from each member (of group) for tour guide (day 2) and US $ 3 from each member for driver (day 2).

The Total of US 100 from each member for the trek part to divide to guide and porters (it depends on the size of the group you traveling so, our trek guide will give you clearer idea when the trek come to end).

Note: Tipping for all services provided on tour is always a matter of personal discretion, however please be aware that tipping is considered by many locals to be a part of their normal remuneration and they may approach you for payment and there is no need to be intimidated by the request.

Personal expenses on Everest Base Camp Trek

Personal expenses on Everest Base Camp Trek depend largely on your habit. Most of the meals are included in the price.

You only need money for table drinks (alcoholic/non alcoholic beverages), snacks while trekking (some smaller shops are available along the trail in the areas), tips, souvenirs, hot shower (you have to pay in t some places).

If you do not drink alcohol and sopping then 12-15USD per day per person should be enough for the hot drinks, shower and snacks.

Fitness Level Required for Everest Base Camp Trek

Our vehicles are not equipped with wheelchair access, so unfortunately the Everest Base Camp Trek is currently not suitable for wheelchair users and those less mobile.

Please note that a moderate-strong level of fitness is required with daily trekking from between 3 hours to 8 hours. You will reach an altitude of 5,545m above sea level. If you have any concerns please consult your healthcare provider prior to book our Everest Base Camp Trek.

Insurance/Rescue/Evacuation

In case of a serious sickness or injury while you are on Everest base camp trek, we do everything to transfer you to the nearest hospital.

You will be entirely liable for all the expenses incurred in the evacuation/rescue, so, please make sure that these expenses are covered by your insurance policy before departure to EBC Trek.

Suggested Equipment List for Everest Base Camp Trek

General

  • Four seasons Sleeping bag (Optional) [One can be provided if required, to be returned after the trek]
  • Duffel or Rucksack bag to keep your all the gear and this will be carried by the porters.
  • Daypack for yourself
  • A down Jacket (alternatively these can be hired and returned at the end of the trek free of charge)
  • Shade hat
  • Warm wool hat to cover your ears
  • A pair of light-weight warm gloves
  • T-shirts 2-3 pieces
  • Light weight thermal tops
  • -Fleece jacket
  • Wind-Stopper jacket (optional)
  • A pair of quick-drying nylon hiking shorts
  • Two pairs trekking pants, preferably that zip on/off at the knees so they double as shorts
  • Four pairs of liner warm socks
  • A pair of light to medium weight water proof hiking/trekking boots
  • A pair light trekking shoes for camp/lodges
  • A pair of sandals (optional)
  • A water bottle
  • Head/torch Light
  • A medium size towel
  • Walking poles (optional)

Medicines and First Aid Kits

  • We recommend consulting your local Medical GP regarding any medication suggestions to take for these regions.

Miscellaneous but Important

  • Passport and extra passport photos (4 copies) - these extra passport photos are necessary to obtain the trekking permits.
  • Durable wallet / pouch for travel documents, money & passport.
  • Lip balm. At least SPF 20, 2 sticks.
  • Sun cream with SPF 40 is recommended
  • Pocket knife.
  • Water purification Iodine tablets
  • Toiletry kit and be sure to include toilet paper stored in a plastic bag, hand wipes, and liquid hand sanitizer, towel, soap, etc.

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