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.
  • 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 the world and life changing adventure journey into Khumbu region of Nepal that leads you all the way to the base camp of the world’s highest mountain, Everest (8848m). The 16 days Everest base camp trek combines awe-inspiring nature and ancient Tibetan Buddhist culture of the locals, the Sherpas.

Everest base camp trek takes you to the base camp of Everest and the 16-day itinerary is carefully designed with enough acclimatization days in between of trekking days. There will be expert local guide to guide with enough crew members. The EBC trek goes through many villages and ancient monasteries Khumjung and Thyangboche. The trek also includes hike up to Kalapattar view point that offers great panoramic views Himalayas includes Mt. Everest.

You have stunning 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 on Everest base camp trek.

The Everest base camp trek 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 itinerary of Everest base camp trek starts with a day tour in Kathmandu and fly to Lukla. The trek starts from Lukla and goes through Phakding, Namche Bazar, Tengboche, Dingbuche, Dughla, Lobuche, Gorak Shep to reach Everest base camp. The itinerary to return is mostly the same trail to Lukla and fly back to Kathmandu.

Itinerary

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On your arrival at Kathmandu airport and you will be met & greeted by our airport representative 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.

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  • Kathmandu

After having breakfast at hotel, you go for full day tour in Kathmandu and you will be escorted by a professional tour guide.

The tour of Kathmandu includes visit of 4 historical UNESCO cultural heritages that are Monkey temple, Kathmandu durbar squire, Bouddanath stupa and Pasupatinath temple.

Swayambhunath stupa is one of the world's most great Buddhist Chaityas (stupas) and it is said to be 2000 years of age. Swayambhunath stupa is painted on the four sides of the spire bases are the all-seeing eyes of Lord Buddha. The Kathmandu Durbar Square is the core of old Kathmandu city in Basantapur and Kathmandu Durbar Square never fails to inspire first-time visitors with its complicated wood carvings and rich history.

Boudhanath stupa is located 8 km toward the east of downtown Kathmandu and it is a standout amongst the most imposing milestones in Kathmandu and it is the biggest stupa in the Kathmandu. Pashupatinath Temple is one of the most sacred Hindus temples in Nepal devoted to Lord Shiva. It is one of the most religious places in Asia for the devotees of Lord Shiva.

After visiting all these places, you return to hotel and you will have free time to go for shopping for trekking gear if you need as you will be heading for Everest base camp trek tomorrow morning.

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You have early breakfast at hotel and drive to Kathmandu airport to take short flight to Lukla to start the trek to Everest base camp.

Our guide will introduce with the porters once you reach in Lukla, then you starts trek to Phakding following mountainside on the left bank of the Dudh Koshi River. It is easy trekking and takes about four hour to reach at Phakding.

Check into the lodge and your evening is free to explore yourself.

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  • Phakding

After having breakfast at lodge, you start trek to Namche Bazaar by following the Dudh Koshi River and you cross it many times. You enter to the Sagarmatha National park in Jorsale and it is a UNESCO world heritage site and stop there for lunch in Jorsale.

After lunch, you start the trek to Namche, about few hours of trek, you will reach Namche bazaar. The Namche Bazar is surrounded on three sides by mountain ranges and opens out only where it faces the Duch koshi River.

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  • Namche Bazaar

You stay at Namche today for rest and acclimatization. The Namche is an ideal place to spend a rest day to acclimatize in high altitude. You walk up to Khhumjung village through Everest view Hotel in Syangbuche for acclimatization and you will see the beautiful view of the Himalayas including Mt. Everest.

After visiting Khumjung, you return to Namche bazaar for overnight stay.

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  • Namche Bazaar

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

You have lunch in Phunki Tenga, you start the trek by climbing through Rhododendron forest to the Tengbuche. The Tengbuche is a beautiful place for the Himalayan views, you also visit the age old monastery in Tengbuche.

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  • Tyangboche

After having breakfast at the lodge, you starts trek with descending through Rhododendron forest to the Imja Khola and cross exciting suspension bridge on it.

You trek passing by a long Mani stone wall to enter the village of Pangboche. The trekking goes continue through summer pastures to Dingboche village.

Check into lodge and your evening is free and overnight at lodge.

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  • Dingbuche

Today is the remarkable acclimatization day in Dingbuche. You have breathtaking views of the North face of Ama Dablam and the Lhotse-Nuptse ridge.

You walk to Chhukum for acclimatization or you can go hike to Nagarjan hill behind the Dingbuche. From where, you can enjoy the panoramic view of Island peak, Ama Dablam, Makalu, Tawoche peak and many others.

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  • Dingbuche

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

The trek today offers views of the Mt. Tawache, Ama Dablam and to the north-Pokalde, Kongma-tse and the great wall of Nuptse. After two hours of trek, the trail from Pheriche joins near Dugla before a small wooden bridge over the river of Khumbu glacier.

You 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, Check in to lodge for overnight stay.

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  • Lobuche

After having breakfast at lodge, you start trek following the rocky moraine trail, you can 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. You check into the lodge and have lunch.

After lunch in lodge, you start journey to the Everest Base camp for another 2-3 hours and reach at EVEREST BASE CAMP- WOW!!! Congratulation!!!

Your Dream has come true now, after visiting sometime in the Base Camp, return to Gorekshep for overnight stay.

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  • Gorekshep

You climb to Kala Patthar to enjoy the view of sunrise over the Himalayas including Mt. Everest, Mt. Pumori, Mt. Lingtren, Mt. Khumbetse, Mt. Nuptse, Mt. Lhotse, Mt. Ama Dablam, Mt. Thamserku and many more. You then return to Gorekshep and have breakfast.

After breakfast at lodge, you start trek down to Pheriche almost the same trail.

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  • Pheriche

After breakfast at the lodge, you start trek to Namche Bazaar and it is an easier descent trek passing through rhododendron forest.

You reach Tengbuche after few hours which is a small village with a famous monastery and it also offers you the splendid view of Ama Dablam, green hills and river views. You have lunch here and start another part of the trek to Namche.

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  • Namche Bazaar

After breakfast at lodge, you start trek for today and it is the last day of your Everest base camp trek. The trek is pleasant, except for few short uphill climbs then down to the Bhote - Koshi River crossing it few times.

The last uphill climb of about 45 minutes will bring you to Lukla.

  • Guest House
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  • Lukla

You have early breakfast at lodge. You take an early morning flight back to Kathmandu and transfer to the hotel.

The rest of the days is free to explore yourself.

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  • Kathmandu

It's also spare day in case of bad weather in Lukla and could not fly on scheduled date and can organize you a day to Bhaktapur and Patan if the flight is on time and arrived Kathmandu. Or you can explore yourself and go for shopping as this is your last day in Kathmandu.

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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

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

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.

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.

Everest Base Bamp Trek map

The Everest Base Camp Trek map is designed to present you with a pictorial view of the trail to EBC. You can see where you will be stopping and what kind of trail it is on the map. Moreover, you can also get a hard copy of the map as well if you want to take it with yourself on the route when you arrive in Nepal.

Everest Base Camp Trekking Map

Everest Base Camp Trek altitude chart

The altitude chart of Everest base camp trekking trail is helpful to know about the altitude gain day by day when you go to EBC trek. And with the help of this chart, we can prepare more for the trek.

Everest Base Camp Trek in January

It is possible to trek to Everest base camp in January however it has chilly weather. There may be snow in the EBC trail and you need to have adequate trekking equipment to avoid cold. You need to use lots of layers and enjoy being one of very few people up in the Himalayas.

The average temperature in Everest base camp in January can be -10 degree, the minimum can go down to – 20 degree and maximum about -2 degree.

Everest Base Camp Trek in February

The Everest base camp trek in February is surely possible however, you need to be well prepared to have successful EBC trek in February. The February is cold however the trek offers clear views and the trail is less crowed in February.

The temperature in different villages of Everest base camp trek may vary from each other. The maximum temperature in Everest base camp in February can be about 5 degree and minimum about -15 degree.

Everest Base Camp Trek in March

March is one of the most popular month to do Everest base camp trek. The weather gets warmer and the rhododendrons and other flowers start to bloom in March.

The Everest base camp trek in March is recommended. The average temperature in Everest base camp in March is about 1 degree. The minimum temperature can be about -10 degree and maximum about 10 degree.

Everest Base Camp Trek in April

The month of April is another good months to do Everest base camp trek in terms of weather and temperature. The April offers good visibility to view the Himalayas including Everest. You come across mountaineers acclimatizing at base camp before to summit the Everest.

The temperature in Everest base camp in April is about 15 degree in average. The minimum goes down to -5 degree and maximum 20 degree in day time.

Everest Base Camp Trek in May

The May is another good month for Everest base camp trek. You will meet plenty of mountaineers those are going to summit Everest or some returning after successful summit.

The temperature in Everest base camp in May is about 15 degree and the minimum can go down to -1 degree and 20 degree maximum in day time.

The trekking to Everest base camp in May is much recommended.

Everest Base Camp Trek in June, July & August

Everest base camp trek in first 2 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 in this time.

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

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

Everest Base Camp Trek in September

The September is post monsoon and the trekking season in Nepal starts in September. The friendly, cool, mild temperature, clear sky and good visibility are major benefits of Everest base camp trek in September.

The temperature in Everest base camp in September is about 15 degree in average. The minimum temperature can be 5 degrees at night and maximum 25 degree at daytime. The September is another best time to do successful EBC trek in Nepal.

Everest Base Camp Trek in October

The month of October is one of the best popular time do to Everest base camp trek, in terms of weather, temperature, visibility and many others. The temperature is about 12 degree in average and the minimum can to down to -5 degree and maximum about 20 degree in the day time.

The most important festival Dashain also falls mostly in October or early November. You can observe this festivals in Kathmandu or other places of trails if you come to EBC trek in October.

Moderate climatic condition of October when you do not need to feel bitter cold or hot of summer, scenic views Himalayas on crystal clear weather are the major benefits of doing Everest base camp trek in October. We recommend EBC trek in October.

Everest Base Camp Trek in November

The month of November is another good time to do Everest base camp trek. The November has favorable weather conditions, moderate weather, and crystal clear views so, large number of people travel to do EBC trek in November.

The minimum temperature in Everest base camp can go down to minus 10 degree in the nights and maximum about 15 degree in the day time.

The festivals of Tihar (Deepawali) also falls in November so, you can experience the festival celebration when you travel to Nepal to do Everest base camp trek in November. Good weather and temperature and crystal clear visibility are the major benefit of doing EBC trek in November.

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 degree at night and morning and maximum about 15 degree in the day time.

The less crowed trails, great views and bearable weather condition are major benefit of Everest base camp trek in December.

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FAQs

Yes, you need to have some permits to do Everest base camp trek in Nepal. You need to have 3 permits which are Sagarmatha national park entry permits, TIMS (Trekkers information management system) permit and another entry permits from Khumbu-Pasang Lhamu rural Municipality.

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

The best time to do Everest base camp trek is either autumn season from mid-September to end of December or spring season from start of March to end of May.

You can also do the Everest base camp trek in monsoon season from start of June to mid-September, however, it rains a lot in Nepal and flight to Lukla may delay or cancel for multiple days and the visibility is low in these months. You can still do the trek in the first 2 weeks of June and first 2 weeks of September and month of July and August are not recommended for EBC trek.

The Everest base camp trek is possible in winter season from mid-December to end of February. There can be lot of snow fall in this season however it always depends on the weather conditions so, we have successfully organized the trek in these month.

We provide good 3-star hotel accommodation for 4 nights in Kathmandu and simple lodge/tea house 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 and some of them are very basic and a sense of adventure is necessary on trekking trail.

Note: 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.

We provide 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 trek. You have to pay for the lunch and dinner while you are in Kathmandu.

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

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

The equipment plays vital role to have comfortable trek and it is important that you need to have adequate trekking gear to have successful Everest base camp trek. We advise you to pack all the necessary gear without missing anything and not pack anything that you do not use on trek as it only make your luggage heavy.

We have given a list of the gear that you should have while coming for Everest base camp trek and we wish that it will be helpful to pack your gear for the trek.

General

  • Four seasons Sleeping bag (Optional, We can provide you one if required and it is to be returned after the trek)
  • Duffel or Rucksack bag to keep your all the gear and this will be carried by porter.
  • Daypack for yourself
  • A small lockable bag to keep your extra things that you do not use on trek to store in the hotel in Kathmandu
  • A down Jacket (alternatively, we can provide you one 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
  • 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.

Yes, we have several small group-joining trek with guaranteed departures and you are welcome to join one of our fixed departure trek to EBC.

Solo travelers will have single room in cities and they have to share room with another same gender travelers on trekking lodges cause of less number of lodges and rooms available on remote trekking areas.

Definitely, the private trek is available on any date of the year. We have listed some fixed dates for the group trek however it does not mean that other dates are not available. These fixed dates are only for the group trek and if you prefer to do private trek to Everest base camp then let us know as any date is available for private trek to Everest base camp.

Escape Nepal’s representative/drive will be stand by at the airport pick you up and transfer you to the designated hotel and help you to check in. He will have Escape Nepal placard or your name written in the paper.

Please note that there can be many people around you to support you to carry your luggage or to put your luggage in the vehicle when you exit from Airport and they ask for money as tip at the end (These people are not belong to us). So, be careful of them and we advise you not let them to carry your bag/luggage. We suggest you to take your bag/luggage yourself until you put them on our vehicle.

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

The Everest base camp trek takes 12 days from Kathmandu to Kathmandu. The trek starts after a short flight to Lukla and trek for 7 days to reach Everest base camp and this 7 days includes 2 rest days for acclimatization, one in Namche and another in Dingbuche. It takes only 3 days to trek all the way from Ghorekshep to Lukla and next day morning, you will take return flight to Kathmandu.

Furthermore, there is options to go over pass 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 to use in case of any delay or cancelation

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 is 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 internet and Wi-Fi.

Yes, hot shower is available in all the lodges of the Everest base camp trail. There is 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.

The hot shower is not provided 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, the price of hot shower becomes higher.

We wish that you won’t have AMS or any other sickness while go on Everest base camp trek. However, there is always risk of AMS (Altitude mountain sickness) while going on high mountain trek like Everest base camp and we have to be careful about it.

The action against AMS depends on the situation and the place where you get sickness as such if you get AMS and still able to walk up then we take a day rest (while other continue the trek) with one of the porter/guide and we see how the situation will improve and we continue trek from next day if the situation gets better.

If there is not any improvement or even worse, we do not have other option rather return the same trail as descending down is only way to avoid AMS or if the situation gets really worse and you neither can go up nor down then we rescue/evacuate and bring you back to Kathmandu to visit doctor.

The cost of evacuation by helicopter is expensive in Nepal and it is almost impossible to pay by the people so, we strongly suggest you to buy insurance policy that covers the evacuation expenses.

Yes, you can add some other trails in Everest base camp trek. The Everest region is huge area and you can spend many more days in the region as such, we have Island peak in the Everest region and you can add Island peak summit in Everest base camp trek.

Furthermore, there is also an adventure trekking pass that is Cho La pass which you can add after reaching EBC, We do have EBC Chola pass and Gokyo trek that you can take if you want to have longer trekking.

You do not have to be marathon standard of fit to do Everest base camp trek however moderate level of fitness, healthy and ability to trek about 5-7 hours a day is mandatory to complete the trek successfully. Most of the trekking/walking is done in the morning and early afternoon and you would have reached at the lodges in late afternoon, So, you will have time to relax, rest, to get acclimatize the areas.

We advise you to check with your doctor before if you have any serious problem before booking the trek.

You do not have to be an Olympian to do Everest base camp trek, however the trek 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 very important to be fully prepared to do successful Everest base camp trek. You need to fully prepared mentally and you need to study the many ascends and descends of the trek before you book trek.

Hike practice

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

Strength

We also advise you to improve your strength to do successful Everest base camp trek as this is helpful to trek on trekking trails. We also advise 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 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 key to make sure that you have successful trek to EBC.

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

Many trekkers from around the world dream to trek to Everest base camp trek one in lifetime. Thousands of trekkers come to visit Nepal do reach Everest base camp every year and the trek is most searched trek in Nepal in internet and of course one of the most asked question is how much Everest base camp trek cost?

To answers of this question of “How much is Everest base camp trek cost?” is not easy to answer as it depends of many things as such how you do Everest base camp trek. Either you do the trek independently without guide & porter or with local guide or with porter only or with international guide etc…

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

If you are planning to take guided trek to Everest base camp then you can find hundreds of tour companies in google/internet that offer the trek and the cost of EBC trek is found from US $ 800.00 to few thousand dollars which can make you confusion which agency one to choose. So, you need to study the itinerary and the services provided in the offered cost carefully before deciding your tour agency.

You can also find many international companies offering Everest base camp trek and the cost you find in international companies is comparatively expensive and there is not really much difference in services you received however mostly the international company offers international tour leader/guide from their country.

The cost for Everest base camp trek from local company based in Nepal are comparatively cheaper rather than the international companies. You also can find vary in cost in local companies and the cost is depends of services you received as some company are offering the trek without meals, without domestic flight, without porters So, you need to study carefully about these things before choosing any company to arrange your trek to Everest base camp.

We Escape Nepal is local based company in Kathmandu, Nepal and offering Everest base camp trek since it’s established and we offer fair price without any hidden extras. Our price of the trek includes 4 night accommodation in Kathmandu, tea house accommodation in trek lodges, required trekking permits, meals on trek, guide, porter, domestic flights and needed equipment. So, our cost is reasonable and you will find it reasonable once you use our services.

We at Escape Nepal have 16 Days itinerary for Everest base camp trek. The itinerary includes your arrival day in Kathmandu and return day from Kathmandu after the trek. The trek itinerary also includes a sightseeing tour in Kathmandu and an extra at the end of the trek and this extra day will be used in case of any delay or cancelation on flight to Lukla cause of bad weather in the mountain.

We can surely shorten the Everest base camp trek to 14 days by removing the Kathmandu tour on day 2 and the extra day at the end of the trek. The EBC is 12 days trek from Kathmandu to Kathmandu and 14 days with arrival and departure days. If you have limited days then, we can remove Kathmandu tour day and extra day to make it for 14 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 applicable and you need to do private trek to Everest base camp. Certainly, you need to walk longer days when we shorten the EBC trek as we can remove 2 rest days that we have in Namche and Dingbuche. If you think, you do not need these extra days then you can complete the trek in 10 days instead of 12 days.

Even, you do not have 10 days to do Everest base camp trek, we can still shorten the trek to 8 days and you need to fly back to Kathmandu by helicopter from Gorekshep. Once you reach Everest base camp and hike up to Kalapattar you take return Helicopter flight from Gorekshep rather trekking the same trail to Lukla and take regular flight back to Kathmandu.

Yes, the domestic flights to Lukla to start the trek and return flight from Lukla to Kathmandu are included in our 16 days Everest base camp trek package and cost. We book these flights once you book the trek with us as there are only few domestic airlines operate flight in these section. Tara Air, Sita air, Summit air are main airlines make flight to Lukla.

No, the international flight to Nepal and to return from Nepal at the end are not included in our itinerary and cost of Everest base camp trek.

You have to book these flights yourself and there are many airlines those make daily flights to Nepal.

The twin otter airplanes are the only modes of transport to and from Lukla when you go for Everest base camp trek. 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.

We also advise you extra more days at the end of the trek if possible so, we can try next days to fly to Lukla and if seems not to be flight for few days then we offer you alternative treks that does not required flights such as Annapurna base camp trek or Langtang circuit trek.

Most of the trekkers carry cameras to take great photos on Everest base camp trek and most lodges on the trek offers battery charge facilities and it may cost you from US $2-5 depending in places.

We advise you to carry extra batteries while you come for Everest base camp trek as the electricity may not be available some times.

No, we provide porters to carry your main luggage on Everest base camp trek. You just carry your day bag with water bottle, camera, sun-screen, spare jacket, etc… A porter carry about 20-22 Kg and there will be one porter for each 2 trekkers. This means about 10-11 kg from each of you will be carried by porter and the rest about 4-5 Kg can be carried by yourself or if you think, you need extra porter then we can also arrange extra porter at extra cost.

There is not any age restriction to do Everest base camp trek however the trek is not an easy trek. We accept only 10 or more year’s children for group trek and they must be accompanied by a responsible adult 18 years old adult and there is not any discount for 10 or more years.

If you are planning Everest base camp trek with children less than 10 year, please contact us for the price and booking process.

Yes, 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 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.

The recommended tip is US$ 5 & US $ 3 from each member (of group) for tour guide and driver on day 2 respectively and total of US $ 100 from each member for the trek to divide to guides and porters (it depends on the size of the group and our trek guide will give you clearer idea when the trek come to end).

Yes, you need to have some extra amount for your expenses when you come for Everest base camp trek.

The personal expenses depend largely on your habit as most of the meals are included in the price. You only need money for table drinks (alcoholic/nonalcoholic beverages), snacks, souvenirs, hot shower, battery charge, internet etc…

If you do not drink alcohol and sopping then US $12-15 per day per person should be enough for these extra expenses.

Yes, travel insurance is required to do Everest base camp trek. The Everest base camp trek is an adventure trek in high Himalaya and there is always risk of AMS or other sickness and injury. In case of any serious sickness or injury, we have to rescue/evacuate you to Kathmandu and transfer to hospital to visit doctor.

You will be entirely liable for all the expenses incurred in the evacuation/rescue so, we strongly advise you to have travel policy that cover these type of evacuation in emergency.

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