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 the 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 trekking routes in the world and a life-changing adventure journey into the Khumbu region of Nepal that leads you 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 trekking days. There will be an expert local guide to guide with enough crew members. The EBC trek goes through many villages and ancient monasteries Khumjung and Thyangboche. The trekking adventure also includes a hike up to Kalapattar's viewpoint that offers Great panoramic views Himalayas and Mt. Everest.

You have stunning views of the 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 other adjoining Himalayas on the Everest Base Camp Trek. The EBC Trek goes passing through numerous 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 the 1850s. Furthermore, the Everest base camp became more popular after Sir Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay Sherpa successfully expedited to this World’s highest mountains in 1953 AD.

The itinerary of the Everest base camp trek starts with a day tour in Kathmandu and a fly to Lukla. The trekking starts from Lukla and goes through Phakding, Namche Bazar, Tengboche, Dingboche, 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 the 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 the hotel, you go for a full day tour in Kathmandu with a professional tour guide.

The tour of Kathmandu includes a visit to 4 historical UNESCO cultural heritages that are Monkey temple, Kathmandu durbar squire, Boudhanath 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 the biggest stupa in Kathmandu. Pashupatinath Temple is one of the most sacred Hindu 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 the hotel, and you will have free time to go shopping for trekking gear if you need it as you will be heading to EBC adventure.

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

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

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

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  • Phakding

After having breakfast at the lodge, you start trek to Namche Bazaar by following the Dudh Koshi River and cross it many times. You enter 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. After about a few hours of hiking, you 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 at high altitude. You walk up to Khumjung village through Everest view Hotel in Syangbuche for acclimatization, and you see the beautiful view of the Himalayas including Mt. Everest.

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

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  • Namche Bazaar

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

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

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  • Tyangboche

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

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

Check into the lodge, and your evening is free.

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  • Dingbuche

Today is the remarkable acclimatization day in Dingboche. 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 Dingboche. 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 the lodge, you start the trek to Lobuche. The trekking 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 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 an overnight stay.

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  • Lobuche

After having breakfast at the lodge, you start trek following the rocky moraine trail, and 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 the lodge, you start the journey to the Everest Base camp for another 2-3 hours and reach EVEREST BASE CAMP- WOW!!! Congratulation!!!

Your Dream has come true now, and after visiting sometime in the Base Camp, return to Gorekshep for an 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 the lodge, you start trek down to Pheriche.

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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 Tengboche after a few hours, which is a small village with a famous monastery, and it also offers you a 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 the lodge, you start trek for today, and it is the last day of your Everest base camp trek. The trekking is pleasant, except for few short uphill climbs then down to the Bhote - Koshi River crossing it a few times.

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

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  • Lukla

You have early breakfast at the 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 a spare day in case of bad weather in Lukla and could not fly on the 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 shopping as this is your last day in Kathmandu.

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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
  • 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

Check Available Dates

  • 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 Date26 Jan, 2021End Date10 Feb, 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 time to do the Everest base camp trek. November has favorable weather conditions, moderate weather, and crystal clear views so, a large number of people travel to do the EBC trek in November.

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

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

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

You can also do the Everest base camp trek in the monsoon season from the 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 two weeks of June and the first two weeks of September.  The month of July and August are not recommended to do the EBC trek.

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

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.

Escape Nepal’s representative/driver is on standby at the airport to pick you up and transfer to the designated hotel.  He also helps you to check-in. He will have an 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 a tip at the end (These people do not belong to us). So, be careful of them, and we advise you not let them to carry your bag/luggage. We suggest you take your bag/luggage yourself until you put them in our vehicle.

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.

We hope that you won’t have AMS or any other sickness while going on the Everest base camp trek. However, there is always a 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 sick. As such, if you get AMS and still able to walk then, we take a day rest (while others continue the trek) with one of the porter/guides, and we see how the situation will improve. We continue the trekking from the next morning if the situation improves. If there is not any improvement or even worse. We then do not have other options rather than return the same trail as the descending is the only way to avoid AMS or if the situation is even worse. We then rescue/evacuate and bring you back to Kathmandu to visit a 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 buy an insurance policy that covers the evacuation expenses.

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.

No, the international flight to Nepal and to return from Nepal at the end are not included in our itinerary and cost of the Everest base camp trek. You have to book these flights yourself, and many airlines make daily flights to Nepal.

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.

No, You do not have to carry your luggage yourself on our Everest Base Camp Trek. We provide porters to carry your main luggage, and you carry only your day bag with a water bottle, camera, sun-screen, spare jacket, etc.

The porter carries about 20-22 Kg, and there will be one porter for every two trekkers. This means about 10-11 kg from each of you is carried by the porter, and the rest (about 4-5 Kg) is carried by you. Or, if you need an extra porter then, we can also arrange an extra porter at extra cost.

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).

Yes, you need some extra amount for your expenses when you come for the Everest base camp trek. The personal expenses depend largely on your habit, as most of the meals 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 do not shop then, the US $12-15 per day per person should be enough for these extra expenses.

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

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

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.

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.