Everest Base Camp Trekking

Trip cost from

US$ 1400.00 (Per Person)
  • Destination: Nepal
  • Trip Duration: 12 Days
  • Trip Grade: Strenuous
  • Max Altitude: 5545m Everest base Camp & 5644.5m Kalapathar
  • Min Pax: 1 to 15 Person
  • Trip Style: Trekking and Tour
  • Transportation: Private Vehicle / Aeroplane
  • Starts in: Kathmandu to Lukla by flight
  • Ends in: Lukla to Kathmandu by flight
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 Everest Base Camp Trek
If you are looking for trekking in the Himalayas, there is no better place to go than the Everest Base Camp. The majesty of the mountains of this region and the thrill of trekking here brings a lot of passionate travelers to this place.

Trekking to Everest Base Camp gives you majestic views of mountains like Everest, Lhotse, Makalu, Cho Oyu amongst others. These mountains are amongst the 4 out of 14 peaks in the world that are more than 8000 meters high. 

You can also interact with many travelers and residents of the Everest region while trekking to Everest Base Camp. You can experience of the culture of Tibetan Buddhism of this region by traveling to various monasteries like Tengboche Monastery and Pangboche Monastery.

Most of the trekking takes place within the boundaries of Sagarmatha National Park. While trekking, you are also likely to encounter different species of plants like juniper, fir, birch, rhododendron etc. This national park also provides habitat for 118 species of birds. Besides, animals like snow leopard, red panda, musk deer, Himalayan wolves etc. are also there in this national park. 

This trek has a wonderful mixture of scenic views, rich cultural heritage and picture-perfect villages. These attractions make the EBC trek one of the most sought-after destinations for travel enthusiasts.

Everest Base Camp Trek Difficulty: 

Everest Base Camp is a moderately difficult trek. Moderate trekking destinations in Nepal take about 2 weeks to complete. A majority of moderate treks take place at altitudes of lower than 5000 meters. 

During the Everest Base Camp trek, you will reach a maximum altitude of 5545 meters in Kala Patthar. During most days, your trekking will take place at altitudes that range between 2800 - 5000 meters. This makes you susceptible to Acute Mountain Sickness or Altitude Sickness. 

So to complete this trek, you have to ensure that you build your strength and stamina. For this, you need to start various forms of exercises like running, cycling, and strength training for around 3-4 months prior to departure. 

If you work on your fitness well and are mindful of your dietary habits, you will be able to complete the Everest Base Camp trek quite easily. While trekking, don’t forget to hire a porter who will carry your load and reduce the physical stress on your body. 

Highlights

Everest Base Camp Highlights:

● Your trek starts after a thrilling and scenic flight to Lukla. 

● You will get to explore a unique trading center in the Everest region named Namche Bazaar. It buzzes with tourists, flourishing trade, wonderful restaurants, and other beautiful facilities. 

● Tengboche Monastery is the biggest monastery in the Everest region. It lies in front of the stunning mountains of the Everest region.

● Kala Patthar promises to be one of the best spots in the world for viewing sunrise. The views of the sun coming up through the Himalayas of this region is stunning.

● Khumbu Icefall and Glacier are other places of natural beauty during the EBC trek. 

● You will also get to walk through Sagarmatha National Park. This park is a UNESCO Natural Heritage Site that is home to many exotic species of plants and animals.

● You will have a chance to learn the rich Tibetan Buddhism culture of this region while trekking.

● You will also get to experience an authentic village lifestyle while you visit many picturesque villages like Phakding, Dingboche, and Lobuche. 

Day to day itinerary:

  • Day 01:Kathmandu to Lukla (2800 m) to Phakding (2610 m)
  • Day 02:Phakding to Namche Bazaar
  • Day 03:Namche Bazaar Acclimatization Day
  • Day 04:Namche Bazaar to Tengboche Or Tyangboche
  • Day 05:Tengboche to Dingboche
  • Day 06:Dingboche Acclimatization Day
  • Day 07:Dingboche to Lobuche
  • Day 08:Lobuche to Gorak Shep to EBC and back to Gorak Shep
  • Day 09:Trek to Kala Pathar and back to Pheriche
  • Day 10:Pheriche to Namche Bazaar
  • Day 11:Namche Bazaar to Lukla
  • Day 12:Lukla to Kathmandu by Flight

Cost Include

  • KTM International Airport Arrival & Departure Transfer by Private Comfortable Car/van/ Hiace
  • Total 3 Nights Accommodations on B/B Plan Twin Sharing in Kathmandu at 3 Star hotel or single bed when it requires.
  • Round Trip (flights Lukla/KTM/Lukla bus/ fare and taxi to bus stop for Guests & Guide with all taxes.
  • NOTE: Hiece, Mini Bus and Jeep will be available for your personal travel or for the whole crews in your extra payment.
  • English Speaking experienced Govt. Trained/Licensed Holder Guide for whole Trek
  • Porter (1 porter Between 2 Person basis, Max 30 KGS per Porter) for Whole Trek
  • NOTE: you have to Ask to your guide or office when you need extra one PORTER which will be extra cost.
  • Langtang national park Entry fees, TIMS card & Any required permits or Official Documentation
  • Full Board basis Meals (Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner- as locality available) as per above Itinerary.
  • Selected lodge, Home stay can will be provide and sometimes you have to sleep on the mated floor where local people used to. Toilet should be used where the local people suggested.
  • Note: If you are curies to know, you have to inform/ better to ask your guide.
  • Insurance, Daily Wages, Equipments and all meals & Lodges of Porters and Guide in Whole Trek
  • First Aid Kid Box (for Normal Treatment only)
  • Emergency helicopter rescue Evacuation Coordination Service (This is only in case of Emergency condition of guests, however all guests are responsible to pay helicopter Evacuation Charge- if necessary. So all our Valued guests are kindly advised to make sure that they have necessary travel Insurance which should cover helicopter Evacuation expenses in case needed)
  • Government taxes & Other Applicable Fees
  • Complementary from Company (to our Valued Guests)
  • Trip Certificate( for memory of Nepal trip)
  • Porter Carrying kid Bag- Trekking bag for Porter
  • Farewell/welcome Dinner in Kathmandu

Cost Exclude

  • Entrance fees of all sightseeing Monuments/temples/stupas during sightseeing in Kathmandu and its whole sightseeing cost.
  • International Airfare to and from your country Nepal Visa fee: Nepal entry visa (US$ 25 or equivalent foreign currency for 15 days, US$ 40 or equivalent foreign currency for 30 days & US$ 100 or equivalent foreign currency for 90 days. you will also require 2 passport size photos.)
  • Departure Airport tax: NRS 1700 (if it is not included in your tickets) at International Airport, KTM
  • Travel & Health Insurance- Emergency Helicopter Rescue Insurance (Most recommended)
  • Lunch & Dinner in Kathmandu - keep $ 5 to 10 for per meal in Tourist Restaurant
  • Any Alcoholic Drinks, Cold Drinks, Boiled & Mineral Water, Beverages, deserts etc.. in Trek
  • Tips for Guide & Porter( Not mandatory but expected)
  • Hot Shower, Battery Charges( Available in Trek with Extra cost or Free in some lodges)
  • Unforeseen Cost such as Flight Cancellation or Delayed, Sick in Trek, and Helicopter rescue in Trek. Cost due to bad weather etc which is out of our control
  • Any Other Cost, which is not mentioned in Cost Includes Items as Above
  • Extra Hotel cost

Trip Map

Detail Itinerary

  • Day 01Kathmandu to Lukla (2800 m) to Phakding (2610 m)
    Maximum Altitude: 2800 meters
    Trekking Distance: 6.2 kilometers
    Time: 3-4 hours
    The first day of your trek to Everest Base Camp starts after a flight from Kathmandu to Lukla. The flight is a relatively short one and lasts about 40 minutes. The flight will give you glimpses of the beautiful Himalayas in the Everest region.

    After that, you will head out to Phakding. Phakding is a small village in the Khumjung region. It a popular stopping point for tourists trekking to the Everest Base Camp. You will reach there after 3 to 4 hours of walk from Lukla. As Phakding is lower in altitude than Lukla, you won’t have to trek uphill. You will spend your night in Phakding.

    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner
  • Day 02Phakding to Namche Bazaar
    Maximum Altitude: 3441 meters
    Trekking Distance: 10 kilometers
    Time: 5-6 hours

    Namche Bazaar is where you will head out to the next day. The walk from Phakding to Namche Bazaar will start through a trail that takes you amidst pine forests in the Sagarmatha National Park. You will also encounter lush rhododendron and magnolia along the way that adds fragrance and beauty to the air during the trek. The trek primarily takes place along the banks of Dudh Koshi river. You will also encounter thrilling suspension bridges before reaching Namche Bazaar. Namche is referred to as the “Capital of Sherpas” and a great tourist hub in the Everest region. There are many quality restaurants, lodges, cyber cafes, and eateries in Namche.
    You’ll stay overnight in a guesthouse in Namche.
    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner
  • Day 03Namche Bazaar Acclimatization Day
    Maximum Altitude: 3441 meters
    Trekking Distance: 3 kilometers
    Time: 3-4 hours
    Trekking to altitudes over 3000 meters can always bring about risks of altitude sickness. Therefore, you should spend a day in Namche Bazaar for acclimatization. This gives your body time to adjust to the low level of oxygen and cold temperature of this region. So you will roam around Namche Bazaar and visit some important places there.

    You will visit the Sherpa Museum this day. The museum contains many historical artifacts related to the Sherpa people. You will also hike up to Syangboche Airport. In the backdrop of the airport, you can see gorgeous views of the Himalayas of the Everest region.
    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner
  • Day 04Namche Bazaar to Tengboche Or Tyangboche
    Maximum Altitude: 3870 meters
    Trekking Distance: 10 kilometers
    Time: 5-6 hours

    This day’s trek will also take you through a trail alongside the gushing water of Dudh Koshi. The trail will be mostly uphill. After trekking for approximately 7 hours, you will reach Tengboche. Tengboche is a village that is located at an altitude of 3800 meters in the Khumbu region. It is a place that is home to Tengboche Monastery. The monastery is the largest in the region and is an emblem of the Tibetan Buddhism of this region. The monastery contains beautiful panoramic views of the mountains in the Everest region like Mt. Everest, Mt. Ama Dablam, Mt. Cho Oyu etc. You will stay in a lodge in Tengboche this day.
    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner
  • Day 05Tengboche to Dingboche
    Maximum Altitude: 4350 meters
    Trekking Distance: 8 kilometers
    Time: 3-4 hours
    The start of your trek will be a pleasant one as you will descend down to Debuche. While trekking to Debuche, you will walk through lush forests of fir, birch and rhododendron. You will also see mountains like Everest, Lhotse, and Ama Dablam along the way. From Lobuche, you will walk to Pangboche to visit the Pangboche Monastery. Walking further, you will cross Imja Valley and Lobuche River. Finally, you will ascend upwards to Dingboche, where you will stay the night. Dingboche is a quaint village and a popular resting place for trekkers in the Everest region.
    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner
  • Day 06Dingboche Acclimatization Day
    Maximum Altitude: 5083 meters
    Trekking Distance: 3 kilometers
    Time: 3-4 hours

    Dingboche is located at an altitude of 4260 meters. As this is the first point along the trek where you cross the 4000-meter mark, it is very important for you to acclimatize in this region. Like the acclimatization day in Namche, your acclimatization day in Dingboche will also be quite thrilling. You will hike up to Nagarjuna Hill which takes about 4-5 hours. Nagarjuna Hill is an excellent viewing point of peaks like Island Peak, Makalu, and other mountains in this range.
    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner
  • Day 07Dingboche to Lobuche
    Maximum Altitude: 4910 meters
    Trekking Distance: 7 kilometers
    Time: 3-4 hours

    After having breakfast, you will ascend the moraine of Khumbu glacier. You will come across various stone memorials build in the memory of climbers who lost their lives in their expedition to the peaks in the Everest region. and After walking for approximately 6 hours you will reach Lobuche. Lobuche is a small settlement in the base of Lobuche peak. Besides Lobuche, peaks like Pumori and Nuptse will be visible from Lobuche
    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner
  • Day 08Lobuche to Gorak Shep to EBC and back to Gorak Shep
    Maximum Altitude: 5380 meters
    Trekking Distance: 15 kilometers
    Time: 6-7 hours

    This will be a day to remember as you will reach to the Everest Base Camp this day. First, you will hike up to Gorak Shep from Lobuche. The hike will take about 3-4 hours and you will have a lunch at Gorak Shep. From Gorak Shep, you will walk along the Khumbu glacier and reach the Everest Base Camp. You are likely to encounter various mountaineering teams who have come for expeditions to Mt. Everest. Although, you won’t be able to see mountains of the Everest region from the Base Camp due to its geography, the view of Khumbu Icefall is breathtaking. After spending some quality time at the Base Camp, you will descend to Gorak Shep to spend a night.
    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner
  • Day 09Trek to Kala Pathar and back to Pheriche
    Maximum Altitude: 5545 meters
    Trekking Distance: 15 kilometers
    Time: 7-8 hours

    This day’s trek will start early in the morning. You will leave as early as 4 am to Kala Pathar. Kala Patthar is the best vantage point for viewing mountains in the Everest region from a close range. The gorgeous views of the sunrise over the Himalayas in the Everest region from Kala Patthar will be a memory of a lifetime. Kala Patthar is also the highest point along the trek and has an altitude of 5545 meters. The world’s highest webcam is also located in Kala Pathar. After taking some splendid photographs of the Everest and other peaks from Kala Pathar, you will descend to Pheriche.
    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner
  • Day 10Pheriche to Namche Bazaar
    Maximum Altitude: 288 meters
    Trekking Distance: 15 kilometers
    Time: 6-7 hours

    The trek from the 10th day onwards is downhill. You will lose an altitude of almost 800 meters this day while trekking to Pheriche (4288 meters) to Namche (3441 meters). Your descent will be through beautiful towns like Tengboche and Pangboche. The mountains of the Everest region will be visible while trekking down to Namche as well.
    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner
  • Day 11Namche Bazaar to Lukla
    Maximum Altitude: 3441 meters
    Trekking Distance: 18 kilometers
    Time: 6-7 hours

    This is the last day of your trek in the Everest region. You will trek from Namche Bazaar to Lukla. The trek is downhill and covers a distance of 18 kilometers. This is the longest day of the trek in terms of the distance. However, as the slope is downhill, you won’t experience any difficulties. It will take you around 6 to 7 hours to get to Lukla from Namche Bazaar.
    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner
  • Day 12Lukla to Kathmandu by Flight
    Maximum Altitude: 2800 meters
    Time: 40 minutes

    You will leave the Everest region on a scenic flight from Lukla to Kathmandu. The flight is around 40 minutes long. It is a scenic flight which offers you a bird’s-eye view of the mountains of the Everest region.
    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner

Cost Include

  • KTM International Airport Arrival & Departure Transfer by Private Comfortable Car/van/ Hiace
  • Total 3 Nights Accommodations on B/B Plan Twin Sharing in Kathmandu at 3 Star hotel or single bed when it requires.
  • Round Trip (flights Lukla/KTM/Lukla bus/ fare and taxi to bus stop for Guests & Guide with all taxes.
  • NOTE: Hiece, Mini Bus and Jeep will be available for your personal travel or for the whole crews in your extra payment.
  • English Speaking experienced Govt. Trained/Licensed Holder Guide for whole Trek
  • Porter (1 porter Between 2 Person basis, Max 30 KGS per Porter) for Whole Trek
  • NOTE: you have to Ask to your guide or office when you need extra one PORTER which will be extra cost.
  • Langtang national park Entry fees, TIMS card & Any required permits or Official Documentation
  • Full Board basis Meals (Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner- as locality available) as per above Itinerary.
  • Selected lodge, Home stay can will be provide and sometimes you have to sleep on the mated floor where local people used to. Toilet should be used where the local people suggested.
  • Note: If you are curies to know, you have to inform/ better to ask your guide.
  • Insurance, Daily Wages, Equipments and all meals & Lodges of Porters and Guide in Whole Trek
  • First Aid Kid Box (for Normal Treatment only)
  • Emergency helicopter rescue Evacuation Coordination Service (This is only in case of Emergency condition of guests, however all guests are responsible to pay helicopter Evacuation Charge- if necessary. So all our Valued guests are kindly advised to make sure that they have necessary travel Insurance which should cover helicopter Evacuation expenses in case needed)
  • Government taxes & Other Applicable Fees
  • Complementary from Company (to our Valued Guests)
  • Trip Certificate( for memory of Nepal trip)
  • Porter Carrying kid Bag- Trekking bag for Porter
  • Farewell/welcome Dinner in Kathmandu

Cost Exclude

  • Entrance fees of all sightseeing Monuments/temples/stupas during sightseeing in Kathmandu and its whole sightseeing cost.
  • International Airfare to and from your country Nepal Visa fee: Nepal entry visa (US$ 25 or equivalent foreign currency for 15 days, US$ 40 or equivalent foreign currency for 30 days & US$ 100 or equivalent foreign currency for 90 days. you will also require 2 passport size photos.)
  • Departure Airport tax: NRS 1700 (if it is not included in your tickets) at International Airport, KTM
  • Travel & Health Insurance- Emergency Helicopter Rescue Insurance (Most recommended)
  • Lunch & Dinner in Kathmandu - keep $ 5 to 10 for per meal in Tourist Restaurant
  • Any Alcoholic Drinks, Cold Drinks, Boiled & Mineral Water, Beverages, deserts etc.. in Trek
  • Tips for Guide & Porter( Not mandatory but expected)
  • Hot Shower, Battery Charges( Available in Trek with Extra cost or Free in some lodges)
  • Unforeseen Cost such as Flight Cancellation or Delayed, Sick in Trek, and Helicopter rescue in Trek. Cost due to bad weather etc which is out of our control
  • Any Other Cost, which is not mentioned in Cost Includes Items as Above
  • Extra Hotel cost

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I spent very memorable days in the Everest region in Nepal. I used to dream to see this highest peak of the world and now I arrested it in my camera. My guide arranged everything and helped me a lot. He did not let me feel tired and boring. I have read about the Manaslu region and willing to go there with this company again. I like to make a strong recommendation.

Stephen Gray, Australia

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Best Time to Trek to Everest Base Camp:
With appropriate preparation and trekking equipment, you can trek to Everest Base Camp any time of the year. But it is important for you to note that there are various seasons in the Everest Base Camp. The number of trekkers in the Everest Base Camp depends upon these seasons. 
Autumn (September/ October/ November) is the most popular season for trekking to the Everest Base Camp. This season experiences a low amount of rainfall and moderate sunshine making it a popular choice amongst trekkers. Spring (March/ April/ May) has weather that is similar to Autumn and is the second most popular season for trekking to EBC. 

Winter (December/ January/ February) can be quite cold. The temperature in places like Gorak Shep can get as low as -15 degrees C. But the low number of trekkers makes these months quite peaceful and popular amongst solitude-loving trekkers. Summer (June/ July/ August) is also a season where the trekking traffic is low as the monsoon rain makes trekking problematic for some.