EVEREST BASE CAMP TREK

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

Highlights

  • Sightseeing of UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Kathmandu
  • A scenic flight from Kathmandu to Lukla
  • Trek through Sagarmatha National Park and beautiful villages
  • Explore Namche Bazar and its nearby areas
  • Get to see the lifestyle and culture of the locals
  • Visit the oldest and the biggest monastery of the Khumbu Region
  • Reach Everest Base Camp
  • Hike to Kala Patthar
  • Panoramic views of the Himalayan Mountains

Trip Overview

"Everest Base Camp Trek explores the great Himalayas, particularly the route that leads to the Everest Base Camp, the lap of the world's highest mountain, Mt. Everest (8,848 m)."

Everest Base Camp Trek is by far the most famous trek in the Himalayas to witness its outstanding beauty. If you are someone, who loves mountains and a remote lifestyle, then EBC Trek is the ideal package. The trek offers views of uncountable numbers of peaks and mountains. Moreover, the trail passes through picturesque mountain villages, where you will see the daily lifestyle of the locals.

Everest Base Camp Trekking route is moderate. Anyone with good physical fitness and proper preparation can go on this trek without any issues. One of the things that trekkers have to be most careful about is altitude sickness, and that our Everest Base Camp Trek itinerary & crew make sure. The trail extends from sub-tropical forests to the alpine foothills.

No matter how many new trekking trails get discovered in the Himalayas, no matter how beautiful and adventurous other trekking trails are, none of them take the place of Everest Base Camp Trek. The thrill that proffers the name itself, "Everest Base Camp Trek" is enough to stimulate any adventure enthusiasts. Become part of this once-in-a-lifetime trek with us. We will make sure you are safe and enjoying every moment of the trip.

You can find many package for EBC, Such as Everest Base Camp- 14 Days, Everest Base Camp- 12 Days and Everest Helicopter Trek.

Major Attractions of Everest Base Camp Trek

Sightseeing of UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Kathmandu

There are seven UNESCO World Heritage Sites located in Kathmandu and You will visit the Boddanath Stupa, Pashupatinath Temple, Swayambhunath, and Kathmandu Durbar Square on this Kathmandu Day Tour. This tour is a good way to come across Nepali history and art.

A scenic flight from Kathmandu to Lukla

Lukla flight is considered one of the most adventurous flights in the world because of its short runway. The flight offers breath-taking aerial views of the Himalayas. It is a short 35 minutes flight from Kathmandu.

Trek through Sagarmatha National Park and beautiful villages

The trail is adventurous, with many steep and rugged paths. Monjo is the starting point of the Sagarmatha National Park. You will be trekking through dense forests of rhododendron and pine, cross numerous bridges of the Dudh Koshi River. The trail gradually ascends, following a steep path to Namche Bazar, and continues towards Tengboche. Further, you pass by Dingboche, Lobuche, and Gorak Shep villages before reaching the base camp.

Explore Namche Bazar and its nearby areas

Namche Bazar is probably one of the highest famous settlement areas on Earth. The village is vibrant and full of lives. You can get many modern facilities in this village, including ATM service. Situated at 3,440 meters, Namche Bazar is the tourist and economic hub of the Khumbu region. You can visit museums, cafes, and shops. Likewise, there are many places like Everest View Hotel, Syangboche Airstrip, Khumjung monastery, etc around the village, where you can go for excursions.

Get to see the lifestyle and culture of the locals

One of the exciting things about Everest Base Camp Trekking is the close encounters with the locals. You can see the lifestyle, culture, and practices of Sherpas and people from other communities like Rai, Limbu, Bhote, etc. Along the trekking route, there are many stupas, Chortens, and prayer flags made to bless the travelers.

Visit the oldest and the biggest monastery of the Khumbu Region

Tengboche monastery is the oldest and the biggest monastery in the Khumbu region, situated at 3,860 meters. Constructed in 1961 AD, the Tengboche monastery was destroyed & rebuilt twice because of earthquake and fire. Today, this monastery serves as a significant religious structure for the locals and houses centuries-old artifacts, paintings, and statues.

Reach Everest Base Camp

Everest Base Camp is the base of Mt. Everest at 5,600 meters. The ultimate goal of this trek is to reach this point. During the peak season, you can see many trekkers and climbers from all over the world at the base camp. EBC is a rocky unfixed plateau surrounded by mountains all around it.

Hike to Kala Patthar

Kala Patthar is located above Gorak Shep at 5,643 meters. It is a very famous vantage point in the Khumbu region, from where you can see glorious sunrise and 360-degree views of Everest. The trail from Gorak Shep to Kala Patthar is steep and rugged. You have to ascend carefully.

Panoramic views of the Himalayan Mountains

On Everest Base Camp Trek, you will see gorgeous landscapes throughout the trek. The trail is full of many snow-capped peaks and mountains like Mt. Everest (8,848 m), Mt. Lhotse (8,516 m), Mt. Kanchenjunga (8,586 m), Mt. Makalu (8,481 m), Mt. Cho Oyu (8,188 m), Mt. Nuptse (7,861 m), Mt. Pumori (7,161 m), Mt. Ama Dablam (6,812 m), Mt. Thamserku (6,623 m), and so on. Likewise, you will also see glaciers and gorges along the way.

Itinerary

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Your arrival day is set for you to relax and acquaint yourself with the surrounding. One of our airport representatives will be at the Tribhuvan International Airport to greet you and take you to the hotel. On a remaining day, you can explore around the hotel and dine as per your wish.

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Today is going to be an exciting day. You will visit some of the famous UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Kathmandu. After breakfast, you meet with our tour guide and driver in your hotel lobby. They will accompany you during the tour and explain to you the legends behind the monuments. Starting from the Monkey Temple, which is also known as Swayambhunath in Nepali, you will head towards Kathmandu Durbar Square.

In Durbar square, you can see centuries-old shrines, temples, palaces, and courtyards. The tour then leads to the sacred Pashupatinath Temple, situated at the bank of the Bagmati River. From here, you head towards the largest stupa of Nepal, Boudhnath Stupa, which is also an old trade route. Later, come back to the hotel and prepare for the trek. You will meet with the trek guide during a small briefing about trekking. If any trekking gear is missing, you can rent or buy it in Thamel.

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The trek begins from Lukla. You will take an early morning flight to this place. The flight will be short and offers stunning aerial views of the Himalayas. Land and meet with other crew members who are going to join you for the EBC trek. The trail descends to Dudhkoshi Ghat village and goes through a forested path that leads to Phakding. You can visit the Rimishung monastery later in the day.

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From Phakding, the trail moves along the northern bank of the Dudh Koshi River and crosses several suspension bridges, including Hillary Suspension Bridge. Before entering the Sagarmatha National Park, you will register the permit in Monjo at the check post. The trail then gradually ascends through dense forests and takes you to the famous Namche Bazar.

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We have kept a rest day at Namche Bazar to acclimate your body and proffer a chance to explore around the village. Namche Bazar is a small town with many cafes, restaurants, and souvenir/gear shops. The day begins with a hike to the Everest View Hotel and Syangboche Airstrip. You can see beautiful views of snow-capped mountains from these places. Likewise, you can also visit nearby villages to observe the daily lifestyle of Sherpas. Also, don't forget to visit the Everest Photo Gallery and Sherpa Culture Museum later in the day.

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You have to walk on a route full of numerous ascends and descends to reach Tengboche village. Most of the trail ascends along with lush rhododendron forests, where you might get to see exotic birds and animals like musk deer, Himalayan Tahr, mountain goat, etc. Cross the Dudh Koshi River and pass by Phunki Thenga before reaching Tengboche village. After taking a small break, visit the oldest and the biggest monastery of the Khumbu region, the Tengboche monastery.

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Following the upper route to Pangboche village, you will walk past many mani walls, Chortens, and remote villages. On the way, you can see tempting views of Mt. Ama Dablam. Further, trekking along the Lobuche River, enter the Imja Khola Valley and continue walking on a steep uphill path that leads the Dingboche.

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Today, you will spend another rest day in Dingboche. As the elevation has already increased substantially, it is important to acclimate your body to lower the chances of altitude sickness. Acclimatization is fun because you get an opportunity to explore the village and spend more time with the locals. You will hike to a nearby ridge called Nagarjun hill that offers surreal views of the Himalayan Mountains like Mt. Makalu, Mt. Cho Oyu, Mt. Ama Dablam, Island Peak, and many others.

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The trail from here onwards offers marvelous mountain scenery. Following a wide valley path, you will ascend to a ridge and cross a glacial moraine. Gradually, you will find yourself closer to the high mountains and reach Thukla. Further, passing by the memorial statues of the climbers who passed in the region, you trek toward Lobuche village.

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Leaving Lobuche behind, you will follow the route that leads to the base camp of Mt. Everest (8,848 m). The trail goes along the lateral moraine of the Khumbu Glacier, and you reach Gorak Shep. This place used to be the base camp of Everest in the earlier climbing days. From here, you continue trekking by the Army Mountaineers Memorials and finally reach Everest Base Camp. Explore around the base camp and later return to Gorak Shep to spend the night.

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Today, you wake up early in the morning to go on a short excursion to Kala Patthar. This place is famous for witnessing gorgeous sunrises along with 360-degree views of Mt. Everest. The trail will be steep and rugged. However, you get welcome with breath-taking views of the Himalayas. After spending some time here, you will descend to Pheriche, following lush forests and meadows.

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The trail gradually descends along a hillside covered with rhododendron trees and leads you back to Tengboche. Further, crossing a bridge over Imja Khola, you trek through dense forests and small villages before reaching Namche Bazar.

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You will be retracing the path back to Lukla. Following a steep downhill path, you trek through dense forests, crossing numerous streams, and come out of the national park. The trail then goes through Monjo, Jorsale, and Phakding villages. From Phakding, trek along a forested path to reach Lukla. Today is also the last day of the trek, so enjoy the views to the fullest.

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Take an early morning flight to Kathmandu. Again the flight will be short, thrilling, and offers gorgeous scenery. Upon landing at Kathmandu airport, drive to the hotel. The rest of the day is free. You can plan a guided sightseeing tour of other monuments that you have not visited last time or explore on your own.

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The weather can sometimes ruin the flights, therefore having an extra day will come in handy. If everything goes as the plan, you will have an extra day in Kathmandu to relax and enjoy. In the evening, meet with the team members over the complimentary farewell dinner.

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Today, you will fly back to your home. According to your flight departure time, you will be accompanied by one of our representatives to the airport.

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What's Included

  • Airport transfers
  • Four nights’ hotel in Kathmandu with 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
  • Eleven nights accommodation lodges/tea houses during the trek on twin sharing
  • A guide and porters (1 porter for every two trekkers)
  • Arrangement of emergency helicopter service, which will be paid by your travel insurance company
  • Sleeping bag, down jackets, and duffle bag, if necessary (returned after the trek)

What's Excluded

  • Nepal entry visa fee
  • Travel insurance (compulsory)
  • Food (lunch and dinner) while you are in Kathmandu
  • Your personnel expenses/shopping, entrance fees on Kathmandu tour.
  • All the alcoholic and non alcoholic drinks
  • Sweet things like chocolate bars and bar bills
  • Hot shower, internet, telephone and laundry
  • International airfare
  • Tips for the guide and staffs
  • Anything not mentioned in the included section

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  • We have set a date to depart the Everest base camp trek. So, select your date and book.
  • If the preferred date is not listed, contact us for the further process to book the trek on your date as the trekking 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 process to book the trek.
  • The 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 Date30 Oct, 2021End Date14 Nov, 2021AvailabilityAvailablePriceUS$1200

Useful Information

Extra nights in Kathmandu pre or post the Everest Base Camp Trek

If you arrive in Nepal earlier or stay in Nepal later than the scheduled dates of the Everest Base Camp Trek. Extra nights' hotel is available and costs 75.00 USD per night, and also includes breakfast and airport transfer.

Guide and Crew on Everest Base Camp Trek

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

There will be a Sherpa (assistant guide) when there are eight or more members in the group and porters to carry your luggage, and there will be one porter for every two members, and a porter carries about 20 - 22KG.

Everest Base Camp Trek in January

The month of January is the coldest month of the year in Nepal, and obviously in Everest Base Camp. The average temperature in January at Everest Base Camp Trek is around 2 to – 15-degree centigrade. However, it may even go lower at night time, which depends on the weather condition.

The hiking to the Everest base camp in January is possible. However, you need to be equipped well and bear the cold temperature. There may be snow on the EBC trail in December also, which depends on adequate trekking equipment. You need to use a lot of layers and enjoy being one of the very few people up in the Himalayas.

Highlights of Everest Base Camp Trek in January

  • Less crowded: Most people do not dare to do the EBC trek in January. However, the major benefit of doing the EBC trek in January is a less crowded trail. There are only a few people trekking to EBC in January. So, you can easily find accommodation, and you can trek in a peaceful environment.

Extra Preparation you should do to do EBC Trek in January

  • Proper equipment: You need the proper equipment to make your Everest Base Camp Trek in January a success. There might be snowfall on the trail, and you should be prepared for that as well. You need enough clothing and trekking boots.
  • Have Extra Days: You need to have extra days at the end of the Trek while coming for the Everest Base Camp Trek in January. The flight to Lukla may delay or cancel due to bad weather conditions, or you may need some extra days on trekking as well, in case there is snowfall, and you can use those Extra days in these conditions. We advise you to have extra days If you are planning to do the Everest Base Camp Trek in January.

Everest Base Camp Trek in February

The Everest base camp trek in February is possible. However, You need to be well prepared to have a successful EBC trek in February. February is a cold month in Nepal. However, it offers clear views, and the trail is less crowded in February.

Highlights of Everest Base Camp Trek in February

  • Less crowded: The month of February is the offseason for Everest Base Camp Trek. So, there will be less number of trekkers on the trail. So, you can walk at your pace and have enough time to take photographs.
  • Clear Skies and Scenery: The air is dry in February, and the sky is mostly clear, which offers a spectacular view.
  • Better Rooms Available: Since only a few people do the Everest Base Camp Trek in February, there will be plenty of rooms available. So, you can find better rooms and services on the lodges when you do the EBC trek in February.
  • Discounted Prices: You get discounted prices on international flights, hotel rooms, and even for Everest Base Camp Trek in February. Since February is the offseason, we also offer discounts.

Suggestion for Everest Base Camp Trek in February

  • You need to have extra days: You need to have extra days while coming for the Everest Base Camp Trek in February. The flight to Lukla may delay or cancel due to bad weather conditions in February, and you may need some extra days on trekking in case of any snowfall, and the trail is blocked, and you can use those Extra days in these conditions. We advise you to have extra days if you are planning to do the Everest Base Camp Trek in February.
  • Have adequate equipment: You need adequate equipment to make your Everest Base Camp Trek in February a success. There might be snowfall on the trail, and you should be prepared for that as well. You need enough warm clothing and good trekking boots to trek in February.

Everest Base Camp Trek in March

March is one of the most popular months to do Everest base camp trek in Nepal. The weather gets warm, and the rhododendrons and other flowers start to bloom in March. So, we recommend the Everest base camp trek in March.

Highlights of Everest Base Camp Trek in March

  • The month of March offers pleasant weather and offers crystal clear views of the Himalayas.
  • The Temperature in March is warm and moderate.
  • Only little chance to cancel the Lukla flights.
  • View the Great sunrise from Kala Patthar (5555m) over Everest and the other Himalayas.
  • Take part in many festivals celebration that falls in March such as Holi, Ghode Jatra & Chaite Dashain.
  • You can spot rare wildlife in Everest Base Camp Trek in March as animals become active in March.
  • View the glaciated base camp of Mountain Everest in March.

Everest Base Camp Trek in April

The month of April is one of the best months to do the Everest Base Camp Trek in Nepal. April offers good weather and temperatures with visibility to view the Himalayas. We at Escape Nepal Holidays recommend you to do the EBC Trek in April.

Highlights of Everest Base Camp Trek in April

  • April offers warm and sunny weather.
  • April offers clear and crystal mountain views.
  • View the Amadablam, Thamserku, Cholatse, Island peak, Lobuche peaks and many others.
  • Little chance to be canceled the Lukla flights.
  • April is the time to bloom the rhododendron flowers.
  • No rain and snowfall.

Everest Base Camp Trek in May

May is another good month for Everest base camp trek. You will meet plenty of mountaineers, who are going to summit Everest. The weather and temperature in May are favorable in May, so we recommend doing the Everest base camp in the month of May.

Highlights of Everest Base Camp Trek in May

  • The month of May offers longer and warmer days to enjoy on EBC Trek.
  • May offers sunny weather and warm temperatures.
  • Meet Everest climbers in EBC in May.
  • Enjoy the colorful Rhododendron flower blooming in May.
  • Less chance to be canceled the Lukla flights in May.

Everest Base Camp Trek in June, July & August

Everest base camp trek in the first two weeks of June is still possible and doable. The monsoon in Nepal starts in June, and it does not rain heavy till the end of June so, the trek possible even there can be less visibility at this time.

We do not recommend doing the Everest base camp after the 2nd week of June cause of rain and less visibility on the trail. The domestic flight may cancel due to bad weather so, we advise you to have few extra days at the end of the trek to use to try to fly to Lukla if you are planning your Everest base camp trek in June, July & August.

The rainy season goes till the first week of September and the Major season for EBC trek starts again from September.

Everest Base Camp Trek in September

The month of September is post-monsoon, and the trekking season in Nepal starts in September. The Friendly, Cool, mild temperatures, clear sky, and good visibility are the main benefits of the Everest base camp trek in September. So, we certainly recommend the EBC trek to do in September.

Highlights of Everest Base Camp Trek in September

  • Clearer Mountain Views:  The month of September offers stable weather conditions and sunny days.  So, you can view clearer views of the mountain along the trail of Everest Base Camp.
  • Warm temperatures: The month of September offers a warm temperature on the EBC trail.  Just after the monsoon season, the temperature is still warm in September, which is helpful to complete the trek successfully.
  • Greenery Views: The month of September is a post-monsoon season. You can find the greenery views in the lower elevations and, you also enjoy the lush green vegetation everywhere on the trail.
  • Easy availability of accommodations: September is just the starting of the autumn season since autumn is the main trekking season in Nepal. There are lesser trekkers on the trail, and the trail is less crowded. So, we can find accommodation easily and even find better accommodation.

Everest Base Camp Trek in October

The month of October is one of the best times to do the Everest base camp adventure in terms of weather, temperatures, and visibility. Furthermore, the most Important festival Dashain also falls mostly in October or early November. You can observe these festivals in Kathmandu or other places on the trails if you come to the EBC trek in October. We recommend the EBC trek in October.

Highlights of Everest Base Camp Trek in October

  • October is the festive season: October is the month of the great festivals of Nepal that is Dashain, and another biggest festival of Tihar can also fall in October sometimes. So, You can observe this festival in Kathmandu or on the Everest Base Camp Trekking, when you do the EBC Trek in October.
  • Perfect Climatic Condition: The climate/weather condition in October is the best part of October. The October offers
  • Scenic views: The October offers scenic views everywhere with Snow-capped Mountains and green hills. So, we invite you to do the Everest Base Camp Trek in October.
  • Observe Vegetation: The month of October is the best time to observe vegetation on the EBC trail. You trek through the boosted alpine forest of Sagarmatha National Park, which is listed as a natural World Heritage site in UNESCO.

Everest Base Camp Trek in November

The month of November is another good month for Everest base camp trek in Nepal. November has favorable weather conditions with moderate weather. A large number of people travel to do the EBC trek in November.

  • November is a peak season to trek to EBC: November is a peak season to do the Everest Base Camp Trekking. A large number of trekkers set off to Everest Base Camp because of the moderate climate of November.
  • Jaw-dropping Himalayan Views: November offers you splendid views of jaw-dropping Himalayan Ranges. The crisp clear atmosphere allows you to witness an enhanced views of the panoramic Himalayas.
  • High alpine forests at their best: You trek across the Sagarmatha National Park on the Everest Base Camp Trek. The EBC trek route lead you through the dense alpine vegetation. So, The EBC Trek goes across forests with full of Pine, Birch, Juniper, Fir, and Hemlock.

Everest Base Camp Trek in December

The Everest base camp trek is possible in December as well. The temperature will drop down in December comparatively in November and October. However, it is still bearable. The minimum temperature in December in Everest base camp can drop to -15 degrees at night and morning and maximum about 15 degrees in the day time.

The less crowded trails, great views, and bearable weather conditions are the main benefit of the Everest base camp trek in December.

Everest Base Camp Weather

Everest is the highest mountain in the world. Many travelers, trekkers, and hikers travel to Nepal to view, hike to base camp, and summit Everest every year. The weather conditions play a vital role in your Everest base camp trek to make it successful.

The Everest Base Camp is cold during the month of December and January, and it is almost -18C at the altitude of 5364 m. So, only a few people dare to trek to Everest Base Camp in these months. The Questions Like, How is the Weather in Everest Base Camp? What is the Temperature on Everest Base camp? These are the most asked questions when people book or plan for the EBC Trek. We provide some general information and a breakdown of the weather pattern of Everest Base Camp.

Everest Base Camp Weather in January

The month of January is the winter season in Nepal. The maximum temperature in January in Everest Base Camp is 2C in the daytime, and the minimum temperature is -15C at nighttime. The month of January is the coldest month of the year in Nepal and Everest Base camp. Furthermore, there can be snowfall on the Everest Base Camp route in January. Only a few trekkers dare do Everest base Camp Trek in the month of January.

Everest Base Camp Weather in February

The month of February is the end of the winter season in Nepal, and the Temperature slowly starts to warm from the second week of February. The maximum daytime temperature is 4C, and the minimum Temperature in February at night may go down to -15C.

Everest Base Camp Weather in March

The spring season in Nepal starts in March and lasts in May, and the weather gets warmer day by day in March. The average Temperature of day time in March is about 7C, and the Temperature may drop down to -12C minimum at nighttime. There is a high chance of sunshine on day time in March.

Everest Base Camp Weather in April

April is one of the best months for the Everest Base camp Trek in Nepal. The spring is the best time to Summit Everest as well. You will see plenty of tented camp at base camp where the climber is acclimatizing and waiting for good weather to summit Everest. The Temperature gets even warmer day by day in April, and it is neither too hot nor cold. 

The average Temperature of day time in April is 10C, and it may drop to a minimum - 5 degrees at night time.

Everest Base Camp Weather in May

The Temperature in Everest Base camp in May gets even warmer, and the average temperature in the daytime is about 15C, and the minimum temperature may drop to 0C. May is the time to summit Everest as well. The weather in May at Everest Base Camp is ideal for those who cannot bear too cold weather. The month of May is the best time for the Everest Base Camp Trek.

Everest Base Camp Weather in June

June is the start of the Summer/Monsoon season in Nepal. The temperature starts to go higher. The average temperature on day time is about 17C, and the minimum temperature at night may drop about to 0C. 

The Everest trails start to get wet in June, and most people do not plan Everest Camp Trek in June. However, the first two weeks of June are still good and recommended for EBC Trekking.

Everest Base Camp Weather in July

The month of July is summer/monsoon in Nepal, and it rains a lot in Nepal, and the trails get wet. The weather even gets hot and humid. The maximum temperature in Everest Base camp in July on day time is about 18C, and the minimum temperature at night may drop down to 2C.

The Trekking to Everest Base Camp in July is not recommendable. However, it is not impossible to do the trek in July. If you can compromise on the weather and have some extra days to get fly to Lukla. There is a high chance to be canceled the flights to Lukla due to the weather condition. 

Everest Base Camp Weather in August

August is the end of the Summer/Monsoon season in Nepal, and the temperature stays like in July. The daytime average temperature is about 18C and a minimum of about 2C at night time in July.

The end of August is the start of autumn. So, you can plan the Everest Base camp trek from the end of August. 

Everest Base Camp Weather in September

The month of September is the start of the autumn season in Nepal. There can be some rain in the first two weeks of September. The Everest base camp trek trail is full of trekkers from the second week of September. The average daytime temperature in September in Everest Base camp is about 17C, and the minimum temperature is about 1C at night time.

We recommend doing the Everest Base Camp Trek in September. Mostly, days are sunshine after the monsoon. 

Everest Base Camp Weather in October

October is the best time of the year for the Everest Base Camp trek and the month of October is the busiest time for EBC Hike.

The average temperature is about 12C in the daytime in Everest Base Camp, and the minimum temperature is about -5C at night in October. The Temperature is neither too cold nor hot. So, most people plan to trek for EBC in the month of October.

Everest Base Camp Weather in November

November is the end of autumn and starts in the winter in Nepal. The temperature starts to get down day by day. However, November still a good time for the Everest Base Camp Trek. The days are mostly sunshine, and the average temperature of the daytime is about 6C, and the minimum temperature in Everest Base camp in November can drop to -10C at night time. 

Everest Base Camp Weather in December

The month of December is the start of the winter in Nepal, and the temperature in Everest Base camp drops down day by day in December. The daytime average temperature in December is about 4C, and the minimum temperature may drop to – 15C at night. The days are generally foggy in December. However, some days may be clear and have good visibility. The Everest Base Camp Trek is possible and recommended in December.

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FAQs

Yes, You need to have some permits to do the Everest base camp trek in Nepal. You need to have three permits, which are Sagarmatha national park entry permits, TIMS (Trekkers information management system) permit, and another entry permit from Khumbu-Pasang Lhamu Rural Municipality.

The cost of these permits is NPR 6000.00, and we apply and get all these permits for you once you book the Everest base camp trek with us.

We provide 3-star hotel accommodation for four nights in Kathmandu and simple lodge/tea house accommodation for the rest of the 11 nights on the Everest base camp trek. The rooms are basic and normally just a bed with a pillow and blankets on the trek lodge/guest house, and some of them are very basic, and a sense of adventure is necessary on the trekking trail.

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

Yes, we have several small group-joining treks with guaranteed departures, and you are welcome to join one of our fixed departure treks to Everest Base Camp. Solo travelers will have a single room in cities, and they have to share a room with another same-gender traveler on trekking lodges cause of a less number of lodges, and rooms available in remote trekking areas.

The private trek to Everest Base Camp is available on any date of the year.

We have listed some dates to join the group trek. However, it does not mean that other dates are not available. These dates are only for the group trek, and if you prefer to do private trekking to Everest base camp, then let us know as any date is available for a private Trek.

We provide a total of 37 (15 breakfast, 11 lunches, and 11 dinners) in Everest base camp trek. This includes daily breakfast and all three meals a day while on the trek. You have to pay for lunch and dinner while you are in Kathmandu.

The breakfast in Kathmandu is provided in the hotel, and breakfast & dinner on trek also are provided in the lodges you stay in overnights. The lunches are provided in the lodges/restaurants available along the trails. Our guide will stop at lunchtime and provide your lunch.

You can find a wide variety of Nepali and Western meals on the Everest base camp trail, and you can choose and have them as per the menu of the lodges/restaurants.

The luggage for domestic flight to Lukla is limited to 15kg include your hand luggage when you fly to Lukla for the Everest base camp trek. However, you can take some more if you wish, and the excess luggage costs the US $2-3 per Kg.

The Everest base camp trek takes 12 days from Kathmandu to Kathmandu. The trekking adventure starts after a short flight to Lukla and trekking for seven days to reach EBC, and these seven days includes two rest days for acclimatization, one in Namche and another in Dingboche. However, it takes only three days to trek back to Lukla, and the next day morning, you take a return flight to Kathmandu.

Furthermore, there are options to go overpass of Cho la and trek to Gokyo valley and do another pass also over Renjo La. Our itinerary for the Everest base camp trek is for 16 days that includes arrival day and return day. It also includes a day tour in Kathmandu and an extra day at the end of the trek.

Yes, there is internet Wi-Fi available in most of the village along the Everest base camp trail. The easiest way of connecting to the internet is by using your mobile phone. There are 3G from Ncell and NTC that provide 3G services.

Furthermore, there is internet Wi-Fi available in most of the villages, and you need to pay some fee to use the internet and Wi-Fi.

Yes, The hot shower is available in all the lodges of the Everest base camp trail. There is a solar heating system hot shower in most of the villages, and only bucket hot water available in some of the higher places of the trail such as Lobuche and Gorekshep.

We do not provide a hot shower in our package, and you need to pay about NPR 200 to 500 for the hot shower depending on different places as you go higher places the price also becomes higher.

Yes, you can add some other trails/destinations in the Everest base camp trek itinerary. The Everest region is a huge area, and you can spend many more days in the region. We have an Island peak, Cho La pass, and Renjo La pass, which you can add to EBC Package.

You do not have to be a marathon standard of fit to do the Everest base camp trek. However, a moderate level of fitness, good health, and the ability to trek about 5-7 hours a day is mandatory to complete the hiking successfully.

Most of the trekking/walking done in the morning and early afternoon, and you would have reached the lodges in the late afternoon, So, you will have time to relax, rest, acclimatize to the areas. If you have any health problems, We advise you to check with your doctor before booking the trek.

You do not have to be an Olympian to do the Everest base camp trek. However, the EBC hike is a big adventure in your lifetime. So, You surely need to prepare well to complete the EBC trek successfully.

Mental Preparation

Mental preparation is important to be prepared well for the EBC Trek. So, You need to be prepared mentally, and you need to study the many ascends and descends of the trek before booking EBC Adventure.

Hike practice

When you plan the Everest base camp trek or once you book, we advise you to go some small hiking or walking where you at least walk about 4-5 hours a day. The hiking practice helps you a lot to be fit for the EBC trek.

Strength

We also advise you to improve your strength to do a successful Everest base camp trek as this is helpful on high trekking trails. We advise practicing simple physical exercises that you can do at your home, which includes step-ups, lunges, single-leg skipping, and single-leg squats.

Cardiovascular endurance

You will be trekking at a gradual pace and taking it slowly on the Everest base camp trek. However, due to the lack of oxygen at high altitude trail, you will feel more difficult than at your home. Therefore, the training is the key to make sure that you have a successful trek to EBC.

The activities like running, jogging, and rowing help to improve cardiovascular fitness that is helpful for the Everest base camp trek.

Many trekkers from around the world have a dream to trek to Everest base camp once in a lifetime. Thousands of trekkers come to visit Nepal to reach EBC every year. The EBC hiking is the most searched trek in Nepal on the internet, and one of the most asked questions is how much Everest base camp trek cost?

To answers this question of “How much is Everest base camp trek cost?” is not easy. It depends on many things such, how you do the Everest base camp trek? Either you do independently without a guide & porter or with only a local guide or with the only porter or with an international Guide.

If you do the Everest base camp trek independently without a guide and porter then, you may do the EBC adventure on a low budget, and you need to find the trail yourself, carry your luggage yourself, arrange the lodge, permits, flight etc…yourself in this situation.

If you are planning to take the guided trek to Everest base camp then, you can find hundreds of tour companies on google/internet that offering the EBC trek, and the cost of the EBC trek is from the US $ 800.00 to a few thousand dollars which can make you confused which agency to choose.

So, you need to study the itinerary and the services provided in the offered cost carefully before deciding on your tour agency. You can also find many international companies offering Everest base camp trek, and the price in these companies is comparatively more than local companies where there is not much difference in services compare with local companies, and the only difference is you get international leader/guide from them.

The cost for Everest base camp trek from a local company based in Nepal are comparatively cheaper rather than the international companies. You also can find cost variation in local companies, and the cost is depending on the services you received as some company offers the trek without meals, without domestic flights, without porters. So, you need to study carefully about these things before choosing any company to arrange your dream adventure to Everest base camp.

We Escape Nepal is a local-based company in Kathmandu, Nepal, and offering Everest base camp trek for a long time, and we offer fair prices without any hidden extras. Our price includes 4-night accommodation in Kathmandu, tea house accommodation in trekking, required trekking permits, meals on trek, guide, porter, domestic flights, and needed equipment. So, our cost is reasonable.

We at Escape Nepal have 16 Days itinerary for the Everest base camp trek. The itinerary includes your arrival day in Kathmandu and returns day from Kathmandu as well. The itinerary also includes a tour in Kathmandu and an extra at the end of the trek. The extra day is used in case of any delay/cancelation of Lukla flight cause of bad weather.

We can shorten the Everest base camp trek to 14 days by removing the Kathmandu tour and the extra day if you can not afford 16 days.

Furthermore, even if you do not have 14 days then, we can still make the Everest base camp trek shorter.  However, the given fixed date group trek does not apply, and you need to do a private adventure to EBC. We can even shorten the Everest Base Camp Journey by removing the rest days, which are in Namche and Dingboche. However, You need to walk longer days in this case.

Even, you do not have ten days to do the Everest base camp trek, we can still make it shorter to 8 days, and you need to fly back to Kathmandu by helicopter from Gorekshep.

Yes, the domestic flights to Lukla and return to Kathmandu are included in our 16 days Everest base camp trek package and cost. We book these flights once you book the EBC trek with us. There are only a few domestic airlines operating flight in this section. Tara Air, Sita Air, and Summit air are the major airlines to make the flights to Lukla.

The twin otter airplanes are the only modes of transport to and from Lukla when you go to the Everest base camp trek. Occasionally, the Lukla flight may cancel due to unpredictable mountain weather conditions. We have kept one extra free day, in the end, to use in the case of a flight delay or cancellation.

If the flights canceled for two or more days, we can then charter a helicopter flight to ensure that you are on a scheduled flight to your home or other destination. The cost of this extra service is payable directly to our office in Kathmandu by US cash, or credit cards (Visa Cards, Master Cards only). We provide a receipt of the payment, from which you can claim the amount from your insurance. The minimum cost will be US $500 and a maximum of US $3500 depending on the number of people.

We also advise you to have extra more days at the end of the trek if possible. We can try the next days to fly to Lukla, and If it seems that the Lukla flight may not operate for the next few days, then we offer you alternative treks that do not require flights, such as Annapurna base camp trek or Langtang circuit trek.

Yes, Most most lodges on the Everest Base Camp trail have electricity facilities, that offer battery charge facilities, and it may cost you from the US $2-5 depending on places. We advise you to carry extra batteries while you come for the Everest base camp trek as the electricity may not be available sometimes.

There is not any age restriction to do the Everest base camp trek. However, the Everest base camp adventure is not an easy task. So, We accept booking for only ten or more year’s children for group trek to EBC. And, they must be accompanied by a responsible adult  18 or above more years.

If you are planning an Everest base camp trek with children less than ten years, please contact us for the price and booking process.

Yes, you have to tip the Everest Base Camp Trekking crew. However, the tip for all services provided Everest base camp trek is always a matter of personal discretion. However, please be aware that tipping is considered as a part of their remuneration by them, and they may approach you for the payment.

The recommended tip is US $5 & US $3 from each member of the group to the tour guide and driver on day two. And, A total of US $ 100 from each member of the trek for guide and porters to divide. (it depends on the size of the group, and our trek guide gives you a clearer idea while on trekking).

Bottled water and boiled water are available in every lodge of the Everest base camp trekking trail. So, you can buy bottled water or boiled water to drink. Furthermore, we also advise you to bring water purification pills/medicine that you can use on normal free water and drink.