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15 Days 14 Nights
Availability : Autumn and Spring
Thamel Kathmandu
Everest Region
Min Age : 16
Max People : 15

Everest Base Camp Trek

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    Maximum Altitude: 5545m
  • Walking: 5 to 7 hours /day

The Everest Base Camp Trek is a thrilling adventure, leading you to the base camp of Mount Everest, the world’s highest peak. Situated at an altitude of 5,364m, the Everest base camp is one of the best and most renowned trekking trail in the world.

The Everest Base Camp Trek typically starts and ends in Lukla, a small town in the Khumbu region of Nepal. To reach Lukla, most trekkers fly from Kathmandu, the capital city of Nepal. The flight itself is an exciting experience as you soar above the picturesque landscapes of Nepal, surrounded by mountains.

From Lukla, the trek begins with a walk through charming Sherpa villages, lush forests, and suspension bridges over the roaring Dudh Koshi River. The trail gradually ascends, passing through Namche Bazaar, a bustling market town and the gateway to the Everest region. Namche Bazaar is an excellent place for acclimatization, allowing trekkers to adjust to the altitude before continuing their journey.

As the trek continues, you’ll pass through beautiful valleys and get closer to the magnificent peaks of the Khumbu region, including Ama Dablam, Lhotse, and of course, Mount Everest itself. You’ll encounter monasteries, prayer wheels, and colorful prayer flags along the way, offering insights into the local Sherpa culture and Buddhist traditions.

The Everest Base Camp Trek itinerary usually takes around 12-15 days, depending on the pace and acclimatization needs of the trekkers. The itinerary includes various stops at key locations such as Tengboche, Dingboche, Lobuche, Gorak Shep, and ultimately, Everest Base Camp itself. Each stop allows for rest, acclimatization, and breathtaking views of the surrounding peaks.

At Everest Base Camp, you’ll have the opportunity to stand at the foot of the world’s tallest mountain. The sense of achievement and awe at this iconic location is unparalleled. You’ll witness the Everest climbers preparing for their expeditions and experience the raw power and beauty of the Khumbu Icefall.

After reaching Everest Base Camp, many trekkers make a side trip to Kala Patthar, a popular vantage point that offers a stunning panoramic view of Mount Everest, Nuptse, and other neighboring peaks. The sunrise view from Kala Patthar is particularly memorable and often considered the highlight of the trek.

There are various Everest Base Camp trek packages available, ranging from basic to luxury options. The packages typically include transportation, accommodation, meals, permits, and the services of experienced guides and porters. It’s advisable to choose a package that suits your preferences and budget.

For those looking for a shorter trek, there is an option for the Everest Base Camp short trek. This trek is designed for those with limited time but still want to experience the beauty of the Everest region. The itinerary is condensed, usually lasting around 9-10 days, and requires a good level of fitness.

When considering the Everest base camp trek price, it’s essential to factor in costs such as flights to Lukla, trekking permits, accommodation, meals, guide, and porter fees, and any additional expenses for gear or personal items. The overall cost can vary depending on the package chosen and the duration of the trek.

It’s important to note that trekking in the Everest region requires physical fitness, mental preparation, and adequate acclimatization. It’s advisable to consult with our agency or our experienced trekking guide to ensure a safe and enjoyable journey.

Everest Base Camp Trek Facts

  • Duration: 15 Days
  • Starting Point: Kathmandu
  • Ending Point: Kathmandu
  • Maximum Altitude: Kala Patthar (5,545 m)
  • Best Time: Autumn and Spring
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner
  • Accommodation: Hotel/Tea house
  • Trek Difficulty: Challenging
  • Activity: Trekking 
  • Group Size: 1 -15 Pax. 

EBC Trek Itinerary

Our meticulously crafted Everest Base Camp Trek itinerary ensures you make the most of your journey. Trek through quaint Sherpa villages like Namche Bazaar, Tengboche, and Dingboche, as you gradually ascend to the iconic Everest Base Camp. Capture breathtaking views of Everest, Lhotse, and Nuptse, and stand in awe of the Khumbu Icefall.

  • Day 01: Arrive in Kathmandu (1,400 m)
  • Day 02: Sightseeing and Trek Preparation
  • Day 03: Flight to Lukla (2,800 m) and then trek to Phakding (2,610 m)  3 Hrs Trek
  • Day 04: Trek to Namche Bazaar (3,440 m)  5-6 Hrs Trek
  • Day 05: Acclimatization Day in Namche 
  • Day 06: Trek to Tengboche (3,860 m)  5-6 Hrs Trek
  • Day 07: Trek to Dingboche (4,350 m)  5-6 Hrs Trek
  • Day 08: Acclimatization Day in Dingboche
  • Day 09: Trek to Lobuche (4,910 m)  5-6 Hrs Trek
  • Day 10: Trek to Gorak Shep (5,140 m) and Visit Everest Base Camp (5,365 m)   5-6 Hrs Trek
  • Day 11: Trek To Kala Patthar (5,545 m) and then to Pheriche (4,371 m)  6-7 Hrs Trek
  • Day 12: Trek to Namche Bazaar (3,440 m)  6-7 Hrs Trek
  • Day 13: Trek to Lukla (2,800 m)   6-7 Hrs Trek
  • Day 14: Flight Back to Kathmandu  (1400 m) 30-35 Minute Flight
  • Day 15: Final Departure

Best Time For Everest Base Camp Trek

The best time to go on an Everest Base Camp trek is usually in spring (March to May) or autumn (September to November). That’s when the weather is usually nice and the sky is clear, so you can see the beautiful Himalayan mountains. It’s not too hot or too cold during these months, which makes walking easier.

The weather in the Everest area can change a lot depending on how high up you are and what time of year it is. Lower down, it’s usually warmer, but as you go higher, it gets colder. Sometimes it snows or gets very windy, especially in winter and during the rainy season. So, if you plan your trek for spring or autumn, you’ll have the best chance of good weather and enjoying the amazing views of Everest.

Note : If you want to reach the Everest Base Camp without doing the trek, then you can do Everest Base Camp by Helicopter as well.

Everest Base Camp Trek Packages

Everest Base Camp trek packages offer a comprehensive experience that includes food, accommodation, permits, transportation, and a guide to assist throughout the journey. These packages vary in duration, typically ranging from 10 to 16 days, with each day involving walking at a different pace depending on the terrain and altitude gain. Accommodation options range from teahouses to lodges along the trail, providing basic amenities such as beds and meals.

Permits are required for trekking in the Everest region and are usually arranged as part of the package. Transport to and from the starting point of the trek, often in Lukla, is also included, either by flight or by road, depending on the package. Experienced guides lead the treks, offering insights into the local culture, history, and geography while ensuring the safety and well-being of the trekkers. Depending on the package chosen, rest days may be incorporated to help acclimatize to the high altitude, and walking speeds may vary accordingly. Overall, Everest Base Camp trek packages provide a convenient and well-organized way to explore one of the world’s most iconic trekking destinations.

Everest Trek Cost

The cost of an Everest Base Camp trek varies depending on the package chosen and whether guide services are included. Typically, package prices cover accommodation, meals, permits, and transportation to and from the trek starting point, such as Lukla. For a comprehensive package that includes all these services along with a guide, the cost can range from around $1,200 to $1,800 per person for a standard 10 to 16-day trek.

However, if you opt for guide services only without a full package, the cost may be lower, typically ranging from $25 to $35 per day for the guide’s services alone. This option allows trekkers to arrange their own accommodation, meals, and permits, providing more flexibility but requiring more independent planning. It’s essential to consider the level of support and convenience desired when choosing between a full package or guide-only service, with both options offering unique benefits and considerations in terms of cost and experience.

Luxury Everest Base Camp Trekking

The Luxury Everest Base Camp trekking is like having a special treat while exploring the amazing Himalayan mountains. With luxury packages, trekkers can expect exclusive accommodations, including private rooms at available places along the trail, ensuring a restful and indulgent retreat after each day’s journey. Time flexibility is another hallmark of luxury trekking, allowing travelers to set their own pace and schedule, with the freedom to linger at breathtaking viewpoints or explore charming local villages at leisure.

Additionally, luxury packages offer special service such as helicopter return options from Gokyo to Lukla, providing a swift and scenic alternative to traditional trekking routes. This allows trekkers to enjoy the stunning vistas of the Everest region from the air, adding an unforgettable touch of extravagance to their Himalayan adventure.

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Everest Base Camp Group Trek

Going on a group trek to Everest Base Camp is a great choice if you want to save money and have a lot of fun with others. In these group trips, you get to share the adventure with other travelers, which makes it more enjoyable. Since everyone pitches in, the cost is usually lower than going alone or with just a few people. It’s a cool chance to meet new friends from all over the world, swap stories, and make memories together while facing the challenges of the trek and admiring the amazing Himalayan scenery.

Whether you’re cheering each other on as you climb or celebrating reaching base camp, the feeling of working together and achieving something special makes the trip even better. Joining a group trek to Everest Base Camp not only saves you money but also adds to the fun by sharing the journey with others.

We Have almost everyday group departure form our company during season time and and you can also ask us to join group for your specific date we will try our best to create group on your date.

Budget Everest Base Camp Trek

 For budget-conscious trekkers, our Budget Everest Base Camp Trek ensures a memorable experience without compromising on the essentials. Explore Everest while keeping costs in check.

Best Everest Base Camp Trekking Companies

 For a seamless trekking experience, trust the best Everest Base Camp trekking companies. We prioritize your safety, comfort, and enjoyment, offering expert guides, well-planned itineraries, and a commitment to responsible trekking practices. We are a local Nepal based agency so no extra cost with a 99% success rate for your dream trek.

Departure & Return Location

Thamel Marga Central Thamel Kathmandu  (Google Map)

Price Includes
Price Excludes
  • Airport pick up & final departure by private vehicle.
  • Welcome & farewell cultural dinner.
  • A full Day Kathmandu Valley Sightseen Tour with local tour guide and Private vehicle
  • Kathmandu Lukla , Lukla Kathmandu Flight
  • Three nights’ accommodation in Kathmandu with breakfast.
  • A day three meals (Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner) on your choice from the menu during the treks.
  • An excellent government licensed holder guide including all his meals, accommodation, salary, transportation, insurance & many more…
  • A strong porter (2:1) one porter carrying two member’s bags including all his meals, accommodation, salary, transportation, insurance & many more…
  • Equipment as like (sleeping bags, down jackets, duffle bags, walking poles, crampons) to be returned after the trip is complete.
  • Standard tea house during the treks.
  • Trekking route map.
  • First aid kid box including oximeter & pulse meter checker.
  • An emergency helicopter rescue services, if in case.
  • All needed permit & national park fees.
  • An achievement certificate.
  • Seasonal fruits.
  • All needed ground transportation mention on the itinerary.
  • Government tax & service charge.
  • Personal expenses as like the phone & camera charging, hot shower, wifi
  • All kind of drinks as like mineral water, beer, tea, coffee, juice, Coke, Fanta, and hard drinks.
  • Lunch & dinner during stay in city.
  • Extra an activities, in case if you have an extra day on your holidays.
  • Extra nights’ accommodation in Kathmandu, in case if you return earlier from the treks.
  • Travel insurance.
  • Tips to guide & porter
  • UNESCO entrance fee

Complementaries

Return After Trip Completed
  • Sleeping Bag
  • Dawn Jacket
  • Trekking Pole
What to Expect During Everest Base Camp Trek
  • Get a glance at the exquisite heritage sites in the Kathmandu valley.
  • Take a flight to Lukla with a scenic view of the mighty Himalayas, misty valleys, rivers, and more.
  • Observe the culture and lifestyle of the Sherpa people from up close.
  • Acclimate at Namche Bazaar, the entrance to Everest.
  • Follow the trails of the Sagarmatha National Park.
  • Visit the largest monastery in the Everest region - Tengboche Monastery.
  • Behold the spectacular view of the Khumbu Glacier and Khumbu Icefalls.
  • Witness the magnificent view of the world's highest mountain - Mt. Everest.
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Everest Base Camp Trek Detail Itinerary

Day 1: Arrive in Kathmandu

Max. Elevation: Kathmandu (1,400 m)

Accommodation: Hotel

Meals: Dinner

One of our representatives will be waiting for you outside the airport terminal building. Upon your arrival at the airport, you will be greeted and transported to the pre-arranged hotel. A quick meeting about trekking and preparation will be placed in the hotel. Afterward, you can check-in and relax at the hotel for a bit. 

Overnight in Kathmandu.

Day 2: Sightseeing and Trek Preparation

Trip Duration: 7-8 hrs

Accommodation: Hotel

Meals: Breakfast

Sightseeing tours of Kathmandu’s most beautiful sights are the main highlights of today. Stunning historical and cultural landmarks, as well as cheerful people, will be encountered during the trip.

Pashupatinath Temple

Pashupatinath Temple is a major Hindu shrine on the Bagmati River’s bank. The temple contains several small temples and Shiva shrines. Maha Shivaratri, Hinduism’s biggest festival, is held every year at Pashupatinath Temple. During the event, the temple is filled with Hindu devotees. Hundreds of thousands of Hindus visit the temple to partake in religious activities. 

Boudhanath Stupa

Bouddhanath Stupa, also popularly known as Bouddha, is a sacred site for Buddhist followers. The stupa is the world’s largest, having been built in the 5th century. It is encircled by beautiful prayer wheels and covered in vibrant lama robes. The four pairs of eyes of Lord Buddha are depicted in all four directions. It signifies that Lord Buddha is always watching over people and their actions. 

Swayambhunath

Swayambhunath is a religious site located west of Kathmandu city on top of a hill. The most beautiful temples, shrines, monasteries, and libraries are the major attractions of Swayambhunath. A beautiful view of Kathmandu can be seen from the site. It is regarded as the holiest Buddhist expedition site in comparison to other Buddhist expedition sites. Bouddha, on the other hand, comes first in Tibetan Buddhism, followed by Swayambhunath. 

You will be brought to your hotel in the evening. Prepare your trekking gear and necessary items before going to bed because you’ll be leaving early the following day.

Overnight in Kathmandu. 

Day 3: Flight to Lukla and then trek to Phakding

Kilometers: Kathmandu to Lukla (135-140km)

Flight duration: Kathmandu to Lukla (25- minutes flights)

Trek Duration: (Lukla to Phakding 6 hrs.)

Flight Duration: 30-45 minutes

Trek Distance: 9.5 Km

Trek Duration: 5-6 hrs

Max. Elevation: Lukla (2,800 m) and trek to Phakding (2,610 m) 

Accommodation: Tea house

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner

Today is the first day of the trek to Everest Base Camp. Our staff will take you to the airport in the early morning for your trip to Lukla.

The flight to Lukla is short but beautiful. With a great view of the Kathmandu valley, the flight takes off. As the flight advances towards Lukla, you’ll come across some splendid mountain ranges. You arrive in Lukla not long after.

After spending some time in Lukla, you trek to Phakding. The hike is straightforward and begins with a rocky downhill. It takes you to Cheplung and the Dudh Koshi river’s edge. Ascending farther, you arrive at Phakding.

Overnight in Phakding. 

Day 04: Trek to Namche Bazaar

Trek Distance: 4.1 Km

Trek Duration: 5-6 hrs

Max. Elevation: Namche Bazaar (3,440 m) 

Accommodation: Tea house

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner

The hike to Namche Bazaar, which crosses rivers and valleys, is filled with suspension bridges. It’s both challenging and enjoyable at the same time. You head out of Phakding after breakfast. You hike through Benkar, and soon enough, Mt. Thamserku’s spectacular sight dazzles your eyes.

 

After crossing several suspension bridges, you’ll arrive at the Sagarmatha National Park checkpoint. For the rest of the walk, our guides will help you in acquiring permits. The trail then drops to the Dudh Koshi River, which takes you to Jorsale. The trail is now uphill. The views of Mt. Everest and Nuptse along the way are well worth the effort. Eventually, you enter Namche Bazaar.

Overnight in Namche Bazaar. 

Day 5: Acclimatization Day in Namche

Max. Elevation: Hotel Everest View (3,880 m)

Accommodation: Tea house

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner

Namche Bazaar is a town located on the hillsides of the Khumbu region. It is the main trading center in the area. After reaching Namche, you should adjust to the environment the next day. In mountaineering, acclimatization days are very critical. Because the hike takes place at a high altitude, altitude sickness is a concern. Therefore, our bodies must get familiar with the increasing elevation and environment to prevent illness.

You’ll be taken to Hotel Everest View in order to acclimate to the changing environment. It is renowned as the world’s highest placed hotel. The hotel introduces a magnificent view of the massive Himalayas. You’ll return to your hotel after spending some time there.

Overnight in Namche. 

Day 6: Trek to Tengboche

Trek Distance: 5-6 Km

Trek Duration: 5-6 hrs

Max. Elevation: Tengboche (3,860 m) 

Accommodation: Tea house

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner

From Namche Bazaar to Tengboche, the trails are challenging. It is full of irregular terrain with high elevation later after a decline in height at first.

After leaving Namche Bazaar, you go past Kyanjum and into the rhododendron forest. The trail then descends to the Phungi Thenga river’s banks. Mountain ranges, including Mt. Everest, Nuptse, Lhotse, and Ama Dablam, dazzle you with their magnificence throughout the path. After that, the trail ascends to Tengboche.

The Tengboche monastery is the main attraction in Tengboche. It is the largest Tibetan Buddhist gompa in the Khumbu region. You are welcome to visit the monastery and enjoy the serene environment.

Overnight in Tengboche. 

Day 7: Trek to Dingboche

Trek Distance: 9.1 Km

Trek Duration: 5-6 hrs

Max. Elevation: Dingboche (4,350 m) 

Accommodation: Tea house

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner

The journey from Tengboche to Dingboche is wonderful. You’ll pass through glaciers and snowy mountains on your way there.

After leaving the village, you travel past a forest on your way down to Deboche village. After a period of traveling, you’ll run over a stone-carved wall. After a brief climb, you enter the other side of the valley after traversing a suspension bridge. At this point, Ama Dablam can be seen up close. After the continuous hike, you arrive in Pangboche village and hike uphill past Shomare town. You’ll soon arrive in Dingboche.

Overnight in Dingboche.

Day 8: Acclimatization Day in Dingboche

Max. Elevation: Nangkartsang Peak (5,083 m)

Accommodation: Tea house

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner

Today is the second acclimatization day of the trek. Nangkartsang Peak is located just above Dingboche. So, the ascent to the peak will help you prepare for acclimatization.

Nangkartsang divides the valley in two. The Imja valley on the way to Chukkung is on one side, and the valley on the way to Lobuche is on the other. The hike has a high rise. As you trek towards the summit, the views of Lhotse, Makalu, Cho Oyu, Ama Dablam, and other peaks are spellbinding. Nangkartsang Peak will be reached in no time. From the peak, take in the captivating mountain views. You’ll soon be on your way back to Dingboche on the same trail.

Overnight in Dingboche.

Day 9:Trek to Lobuche

Trek Distance: 6.6 Km 

Trek Duration: 4-5 hrs

Max. Elevation: Lobuche (4,910 m) 

Accommodation: Tea house

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner

The trail to Lobuche is a bit difficult. The hike proceeds with a rise to a moraine after leaving Dingboche. The path leads to the town of Pheriche, which is nestled in a valley. After crossing through Thukla, you will arrive at Everest Memorial and the Khumbu glacier after a long ascent. The Everest Memorial was constructed in memory of climbers who died while attempting to reach the summit of Everest. You will arrive at Lobuche as you continue your hike.

Overnight in Lobuche.

Day 10: Trek to Gorak Shep and Visit Everest Base Camp

Trek Distance: 7.8 Km

Trek Duration: 8-9 hrs

Max. Elevation: Gorak Shep (5,140 m) and Everest Base Camp (5,365 m)   

Accommodation: Tea house

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner

The trail becomes a gradual climb with less steep slopes after leaving Lobuche village. There are two segments to it. One that leads to Gorakshep village, the trek’s highest elevation and single village. The second trail leads to Gorakshep, which is not far from Everest Base Camp.

As you head out of Lobuche, you go beside the Khumbu glacier. You may get a close look at Nuptse’s breathtaking surroundings along the way. As you proceed, you may be able to view the summit of Mt. Everest. To get to Gorakshep, you must hike across Lobuche Pass. You can take a break before continuing your journey to the base camp.

After leaving Gorak Shep, you’ll encounter a more incredible view of the Khumbu Icefall. Soon after, you’ll arrive at Everest Base Camp. Mt. Everest, Nuptse, Khumbutse, Pumori, and other peaks provide a spectacular panorama. Return to Gorakshep after a while.

Overnight in Gorak Shep. 

Day 11:Trek To Kala Patthar and then to Pheriche

Trek Distance: 11 Km

Trek Duration: 7-8 hrs

Max. Elevation: Kala Patthar (5,545 m) and Pheriche (4,371 m) 

Accommodation: Tea house

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner

On this day, the trek initiates in the early hours of the day to catch a glimpse of the phenomenal sunrise from Kala Patthar. The route is simple to follow. As you walk further, the view of Mt. Everest becomes clearer. You arrive at Kala Patthar after traveling through a difficult trail. It’s a great moment of joy and accomplishment to be standing beneath the world’s highest mountain. Take in the pristine beauty of the Himalayas. Soon after, return along the same route after appreciating a great moment. For breakfast, trek down to Gorak Shep. After that, keep going till you get to Pheriche.

Overnight in Pheriche. 

Day 12: Trek to Namche Bazaar

Trek Distance: 14.2 Km

Trek Duration: 6-7 hrs

Max. Elevation: Namche Bazaar (3,440 m) 

Accommodation: Tea house

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner

After a delicious breakfast, depart Pheriche for Namche Bazaar. As the climb advances, the village of Pangboche will be reached. The trip then continues to Tengboche via the same track that you took earlier, ultimately entering Namche Bazaar.

Overnight in Namche Bazaar. 

Day 13: Trek to Lukla

Trek Distance: 13.5 Km

Trek Duration: 6-7 hrs

Max. Elevation: Lukla (2,800 m) 

Accommodation: Tea house

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner

On this day, you depart from Namche and make your way down to Lukla. You arrive in Phakding village shortly after leaving Namche, traveling through several settlements and taking in natural beauty along the way. After a downhill, you’ll arrive at Lukla. 

Overnight in Lukla. 

Day 14: Flight Back to Kathmandu

Flight Duration: 30-45 min

Max. Elevation: 1,400 m

Accommodation: Hotel

Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

The trekking adventure has come to a close. It will be a lovely voyage back to Kathmandu, as it has been in the previous day, with views of peaks, lush forests, rivers, terrain, etc.

Our staff will greet you at the airport and take you to your Kathmandu hotel. Recharge yourself after checking in at the hotel. 

Overnight in Kathmandu.

Day 15: Final Departure

Today is the last day of the Everest Base Camp Trek. For your return flight, you will be brought to Kathmandu Airport. We hope to see you again in the future.

Everest Base Camp Trek Route Map

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Important notes for the Everest Base Camp Trek:

 

  • Acclimatization Facility at Everest Base Camp Trek

The EBC Trek is a challenging trek that takes you to a high altitude. It is important to take the necessary time for acclimatization to avoid altitude sickness. This means taking rest days and ascending slowly.

  • Trekking gear and Clothes for Everest Base Camp Trek

It is important to have the right gear for the trek. This includes comfortable trekking shoes, warm clothing, a waterproof jacket, a good-quality sleeping bag, and a backpack. Pack your Backpack according and try to make it lighter. Packing List Checklist Here

  • Hydration during Trekking 

It is important to stay hydrated during the trek. You should carry a water bottle with you at all times and drink plenty of water. Bottle water in the Everest region is expensive so better to use natural spring water. It is also recommended to bring water purification tablets to treat water from natural sources.

  • Trekking permits for Everest Base Camp Trek

 You need to obtain two permits to trek to Mount Everest Base Camp – the Sagarmatha National Park Permit and the TIMS (Trekkers’ Information Management System) card. These permits can be obtained in Kathmandu in our office after booking a trip or in the town of Lukla. Find more detail on the necessary permits and cost for Everest Region  Trekking Permit Cost In Nepal

  • Accommodation During Everest Base Camp

 There are plenty of lodges and tea houses along the trekking route to Everest Base Camp. However, during peak trekking seasons, it is recommended to book your accommodation in advance. Our Guide will arrange all necessary lodges in advance for your comfort.

  • Food Options available During Everest Base Camp

 You will find a variety of food options along the trekking route, including local Nepalese dishes and international cuisine. It is important to eat a balanced diet to maintain your energy levels during the trek.

  • Hiring a guide and porter for Everest Region

 Hiring a guide and porter is recommended for the Everest Base Camp Trek. If you book this Everest Base Camp Trek Package then a guide and a porter are already included in this trip. A guide can help you navigate the route, provide information about the local culture, and ensure your safety. A porter can carry your heavy backpack, allowing you to trek with less weight on your shoulders.

  • Travel insurance for Trekking in Nepal

It is important to have Travel Insurance that covers high-altitude trekking in Nepal. This should include medical evacuation in case of an emergency.

  • Responsible trekking:

It is important to practice responsible trekking. This means respecting the local culture, environment, and wildlife. You should also avoid littering and use designated waste disposal facilities.

Everest Base Camp Elevation

The elevation of the Everest Base Camp varies slightly depending on the exact location, but it is generally around 5,364 meters (17,598 feet) above sea level. It is the starting point for many climbers attempting to summit Mount Everest, the highest mountain in the world Mount Everest, which hight is 8,848 meters (29,029 feet) tall. The Base Camp is located in the Khumbu region of Nepal and is accessible by a multi-day trek from the town of Lukla.

Everest Base Camp to Summit

Climbing Mount Everest is a challenging and courageous feat that requires extensive preparation and training. The climb to the summit of Everest typically takes several weeks, during which climbers must navigate treacherous terrain, deal with altitude sickness, and contend with harsh weather conditions.

To attempt to climb Mount Everest, climbers typically need to have significant mountaineering experience and must be in excellent physical shape. They also need specialized gear and equipment, including oxygen tanks and climbing ropes.

The summit of Mount Everest is located at an elevation of 8,848 meters (29,029 feet) above sea level, making it the highest point on Earth. Reaching the summit is a significant accomplishment and is considered the ultimate goal for many mountaineers.

Everest Base Camp weather

The weather at Everest Base Camp (EBC) is highly variable, influenced by the region’s high altitude and mountainous terrain. Spring (March to May) and autumn (September to November) are generally considered the best seasons for trekking to EBC due to more stable weather conditions. During these seasons, the weather is often dry with mild temperatures during the day, ranging from 5 to 10 degrees Celsius (30 to 48 degrees Fahrenheit) at EBC. However, temperatures can drop significantly at night, especially at higher elevations, often falling below freezing. It is crucial to be prepared for cold temperatures and potential snowfall.

EBC Temperature

The temperature at Everest Base Camp (EBC) varies greatly depending on the season and time of day. Spring (March to May) and autumn (September to November) are generally considered the best seasons for trekking to EBC due to more stable weather conditions. In spring, temperatures at EBC gradually start to warm up, ranging from around -10 to 15 degrees Celsius (14 to 59 degrees Fahrenheit) during the day. Nights and early mornings can be colder, with temperatures often dropping below freezing.

 

FAQ

How long does it take to complete the Everest Base Camp Trek?

The typical duration of the Everest Base Camp Trek is around 12-15 days. However, it can vary depending on factors such as the chosen itinerary, trekking pace, and acclimatization needs.

What is the best time to do the Everest Base Camp Trek?

The best time to trek to Everest Base Camp is during the spring (March to May) and autumn (September to November) seasons. These months offer stable weather, clear skies, and comfortable temperatures for trekking. However, the trek can be done throughout the year, with each season having its own unique charms and challenges.

Do I need prior trekking experience to do the Everest Base Camp Trek?

Prior trekking experience is not mandatory for the Everest Base Camp Trek. However, it’s recommended to have a reasonable level of fitness and prepare physically before undertaking the trek. Regular cardiovascular exercises and strength training can be beneficial.

Is altitude sickness a concern during the Everest Base Camp Trek?

Yes, altitude sickness is a concern during the Everest Base Camp Trek, as trekkers ascend to high altitudes. It’s important to follow a proper acclimatization schedule, stay hydrated, and listen to your body. If symptoms of altitude sickness, such as headaches, dizziness, or nausea, occur, it’s essential to descend to a lower altitude and seek medical attention if necessary.

Do I need a guide and porter for the Everest Base Camp Trek?

While it’s not mandatory to have a guide and porter, it’s highly recommended for safety, convenience, and supporting the local economy. Experienced guides can provide valuable information about the route, assist with navigation, and ensure your well-being. Porters can help carry your heavy backpack, allowing you to enjoy the trek more comfortably.

What permits are required for the Everest Base Camp Trek?

The two main permits required for the Everest Base Camp Trek are the Sagarmatha National Park Permit and the TIMS (Trekkers’ Information Management System) Card. These permits can be obtained in Kathmandu or through your trekking agency. The fees for the permits vary depending on your nationality and the season.

What is the accommodation like during the trek?

Along the trekking route, there are teahouses and lodges that provide basic accommodation and meals. The facilities vary from basic rooms with shared bathrooms to slightly more comfortable options with attached bathrooms. It’s advisable to carry a sleeping bag for extra warmth and comfort.

What should I pack for the Everest Base Camp Trek?

Some essential items to pack include sturdy trekking boots, comfortable clothing (layered for changing weather conditions), a warm jacket, a hat, gloves, sunglasses, sunscreen, a water bottle, a first aid kit, and toiletries. It’s recommended to pack light and carry only the necessary items.

Is there mobile phone reception and internet access during the trek?

Mobile phone reception is available in most parts of the Everest region, although it can be sporadic or weak at higher altitudes. Some teahouses and lodges offer Wi-Fi services for a fee, but the connection can be slow and unreliable.

Can I charge my electronic devices during the trek?

Yes, most teahouses and lodges along the Everest Base Camp Trek have charging facilities for a fee. It’s advisable to carry a universal adapter and spare batteries/power banks.

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    Ramus Leon

    Solo Traveller

    One of the best trekking I have done in Nepal Asia. Gokyo lake is a beautiful lake at Everest. we stay there at Gokyo lake and see all the mountain ranges. our guide Pemba help us and make our trip successful.I recommend this trekking.

    February 5, 2023

    Juliab

    Couple Traveller

    Incredible company. Extremely kind people working there, super safe and organized. Thank you Bibi !!

    October 26, 2022

    Koonthi

    Solo Traveller

    A true Himalayan adventure! I did a 16 days trek to everest alone with my great guide Tik. Despite the end of the monsoon being a bit late this year, and having some heavy rains during the first days of trekking, every thing was perfect. I definitely recommend both the company and my guide Tik.

    October 23, 2022

    Valeriag Gril

    Group Traveller

    Very good service. We booked our flights to Lukla from Katmandú and they organiced everything for me. I didn’t need to worry about nothing
    We enjoy our trek lot.

    October 12, 2022

    Lars Monsieurs

    Solo Traveller

    We really enjoyed our Mardi Everest Base Camp trek with a guide and porter. They took really good care of us and were very friendly. Everything could be adjusted to our wishes. The guide was experienced and learned us a lot about the area.

    September 15, 2022
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