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Everest Base Camp Trek - 14 Days

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  • Duration 14 Days
  • Trip Grade Moderate
  • Trip Destination Lukla, Namche, Gorakshep, Kala Patthar, EBC
  • Starts at Kathmandu
  • Ends at Kathmandu
  • Max. Altitude 5,545m
  • Trip Type High-Altitude Adventurous Hike
  • Transport Private vehicle / By Air
  • Accommodation Teahouse

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  • Trek to Kala Patthar, viewpoint of Mount Everest, a stunning sunrise view, Khumbu Icefall, and a glacier.

Everest base camp trek, #1 World's Best Hiking Trail

The 14 Days Everest Base Camp trek is one of the world's most popular hiking adventures, attracting thousands of tourists each year. The trekking trail lies in the Khumbu region of Nepal, also known as the Everest Region.

This is an adventurous high-altitude trek to the Everest Base Camp in Nepal. Your journey begins in Kathmandu with a flight to Lukla and leads you through the Khumbu glaciers and up to Kala Patthar. This trek lets you experience the rich Sherpa culture and enjoy stunning views of Mount Everest and the Himalayas.

The Everest Base Camp Trek, or EBC Trek, is perfect for mountain and nature lovers. The journey starts from a culturally rich valley and takes you into the pristine world of Sagarmatha National Park. During the EBC trek, you'll experience adventure, tranquility, culture, tradition, and the beauty of nature.

The round trip to the base camp and back covers about 300 kilometers (186 miles). This hike takes normal trekkers 14 days to complete, including a scenic flight to and from Lukla in a small air craft.

One of the main destination of this trek is Everest Base Camp. Another is Kala Patthar (Black Rock), which stands at 5,645 meters (18,519 feet) above sea level. From here, you get the best views of Mount Everest and Nuptse (Tibetan West Peak), offering a "once in a lifetime experience."

The EBC trekking symbolizes a journey of self-discovery. It offers a fresh perspective on life away from the hustle and bustle of everyday living. It also provides a chance to learn about the courageous climbers who reach the highest point on Earth.

Trekking to Mount Everest Base Camp is an adventure path to the "Goddess of the Sky." Known as Chomolungma Peak in Tibet and Mount Sagarmatha in Nepal. Everest translates to "the Head in the Great Blue Sky" – derived from "Sagar," meaning sky, and "Matha," meaning head.

The route used by Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay in 1953 to reach the summit of Mount Everest is the southeast ridge route. They reached the summit via the South Col route at 11:30 local time on May 29, 1953. This trail is easier to navigate and less technically challenging than the northern side.

Everest Base Camp Trek Costs For 2024, 2025, And 2026

The cost of Everest Base Camp trek is $1450 per person on group sharing basis for the years 2024, 2025, 2026 and beyond. You can do this from Kathmandu in a group joining, private trekking or solo with us. Our Everest expedition package includes airport transfers, exclusive transportation, flights to Lukla, professional guides and porters, lodging, meals, permits, and additional services.

The cost of trekking to EBC varies based on type of package you choose. We have different price range for group joining trek, private trek and solo trek.

Here's the price of trek upto 15 Trekkers. Please feel free to write us incase if you have group above 15 Trekking.

No. of PersonPrice Per Person
1 paxUS $1800
2 to 4 paxUS $1650
5 to 10 paxUS $1450
11 to 15 PaxUS $1250

14 Days Everest Base Camp Trail Description

Everest Base Camp Trek, as you already know, is "one of the world's most iconic trekking routes.". This challenging yet rewarding adventure winds its way through the Khumbu Valley. Our trek starts from Lukla 2,619 m (8,593 ft), known gateway to Mount Everest. Lukla is the starting point for our hikes to Mount Everest base camp.From here, our ascent takes us to Namche Bazaar, "The Sherpa Capital.". Namche is the main trading center and popular trekker hub in the Khumbu region. It is an altitude-acclimatization stop in the high Himalaya.

Next, our path leads to Tengboche, a sacred Buddhist monastery situated at 3,860 meters (12,630 feet). Here, we can immerse ourselves in spiritual heaven. Tengboche monastery offers unique traditional beliefs of the Sherpa people. The Himalayan peaks seen from Tengboche are Tawache, Everest, Nuptse, Lhotse, Ama Dablam, and Thamserku, among many more.

Tenzing Norgay was born in the nearby village of Thani. He was the first man to summit the peak of Mount Everest with Sir Edmund Hillary. Norgay became a monk at Tengboche Monastery. After spending a day in Tengboche, our next destination is Dingboche Camp.

Dingboche stands at an elevation of 4,410 m (14,470 ft) in the Khumbu region of Nepal. Our 14 days Everest base camp trek will pass through Dingboche village. It serves as our second base for acclimatization. The climate of Dingboche is tundra (ET), according to Köppen. The climate has cool summers with heavy rains and dry, frigid winters, influenced mostly by the altitude and the summer monsoon.

Everest base camp trek group photo

The best periods to go Everest trekking are in the spring (March and April) or fall (October and November). During these, the weather is mild and the mountains are visible. Recently, Mount Everest base camp trekking is also open, making it ideal to go trekking in the winter (December to February). As the higher camp, like Dingboche, Lobuche accommodates hikers. The Everest Trek in winter offers less crowded trails with valued customer care from local tea houses in the Solukhumbu region.

And then we head to Lobuche, in the Khumbu area of Nepal, Lobuche (also Lobuje) is a small village near the base of Mount Everest. Lobuche is one of the second-last overnight spots on the "trail to base camp" path to Everest Base Camp (South) on the southeast route.

Everest Base Camp and Hike to Kalapathar

Finally, we will reach Gorakshep, the last stop before the base camp. Gorakshep serves as the base for your final ascent to Everest Base Camp. It is situated at an elevation of 5,364 meters (17,598 feet) above sea level.

From there, our expedition team can summit the Everest base camp by foot. After the summit, we are going to Gorak Shep. The Dalai Lama called it "the steps to heaven." Lukla to Everest Base Camp hikes wrap up here. The next day, we hike to Kala Patthar (5,545 m, 18,192 ft) for a unique vista of Everest, and start decending to Lukla via Pheriche, Namche Bazzar, and Phakding.

Best Time for Trek to Everest Base Camp

Best time for Everest base camp trek

The best time to do Everest Base Camp trek is from late September to November, March to May, and December to February. During these months, the weather is usually stable and the sky is clear, so you can see the mountains very well.

In autumn, the weather is mild and the days are sunny, which makes it a great time to go hiking. This time of year is also less busy than spring. In the spring season, the weather is warmer and the flora is in full bloom, which makes the scenery even more beautiful. But this is a popular time to hike, so the trails may be full of people. Winter is less crowded, but you still need extra layers of clothing.

If you are an adventurer looking for a once-in-a-lifetime experience, then Booking a Everest Base Camp Trek is definitely worth considering.

Ready to pack your bag on the adventure of a lifetime? Join us for an unforgettable trek to Everest Base Camp!  Don't miss this opportunity to explore the roof of the world - book your trek today! 

Is This EBC Trek Suitable For You?

The 14 days Everest base camp trek itinerary is designed to reduce the risk of altitude sickness by limiting daily altitude gain and scheduling an acclimatization period.

For proper rest, comfortable seating is required during the trek. In this itinerary, there are two acclimatization days: Namche Bazaar at an elevation of 3,450m (11,319ft) and Dingboche at an elevation of 4,410 m (14,470 ft) for adapting your bodies to the higher altitude.

Reaching the base camp of Mount Everest is a significant achievement that not many people get to experience. The trekkers contribute to the local economy, and the trekking companies promote responsible tourism, which is sustainable for the local people and their environment.

Starting from your arrival day at TIA in Kathmandu, Nepal, and the adventurious flight to Lukla, you’ll be hiking for six to seven hours daily, and the trail ascends and descends as it winds through countless side valleys, rough stony paths, and high-altitude mountain passes.

The trek to Everest base camp is suitable for all types of age groups, from children as young as 10 years up to 70-year-old men or women. Grab this opportunity and live your dream of hiking in the high mountains of the Everest region. For these reasons, you should be in good health and have physical and mental fitness before embarking on this trail.

If you are planning to go on the Everest base camp solo trek, it is highly recommended to hire a guide to ensure your safety and navigate the challenging terrain.

NTA Travel Tips for Mount Everest Base Camp Trip

  • A good level of fitness is needed for the trek, so it's important to start training early.
  • Focus on building your stamina by doing cardio and strength exercises.
  • Altitude sickness is a real risk on the trek, so it's important to acclimate properly.
  • Take your time to adjust to the altitude, and don't rush to higher elevations.
  • The weather in the Himalayas can be unpredictable, so it's important to bring clothes that are warm and waterproof, as well as a good sleeping bag and a down jacket.
  • Make sure you have all the right equipment and gear.
  • Make sure to drink a lot of water and eat foods that are full of nutrients.
  • If you want to do a solo Everest base camp trek, you should hire a guide or join a trekking group.
  • Everest guides have the knowledge and experience to make sure the trek is safe and fun.
  • Getting travel and medical insurance is a must for any trek in the Himalayas.
  • Make sure that your policy covers medical care and evacuation in case of an emergency.
  • Respect the local environment and culture.
  • Carry trekking permits and necessary documentation
  • Follow the Leave No Trace principles and don't litter or leave trash behind.
  • Be ready for delays and problems that come up out of the blue.
  • Be ready to adapt to changing situations and have a positive mentality.

Everest Base Camp Group Trek: Joining the Fixed Departures

14 days Everest base camp trek for group joining operates whether you are a single, double, trio, or are in any number. We provide a group joining facility with another group of strangers to complete the Everest base camp trip. The 14 days EBC trek includes 2 nights Hotel in Kathmandu, round-trip flight tickets, a guide, and a sharing 1 porter by every 2 guests.

Regular type of trek is budget frindely, in which you will share guide and porter with other trekkers. To get a Premium experience, please consider going on the Everest luxury trek

Private Everest Base Camp Trek, 14 Days

The private trekking to Everest base camp means you will book the trip with your private team or family members. We provide everyday departure for those who book a private trip to Everest throughout the year. Traveling in a private group or solo will provide an opportunity to make the journey as lavish as possible, with private lodging, lavish meals, and other amenities. Most importantly Private Everest base camp gives you the flexiblility of trekking at your pace, no need to rush or wait for other travellers, you can enjoy entire hike one your own style. 

Check out our useful information section to know about Everest Base Camp Trek. Or if you have more questions about the EBC Trek. Feel Free to TALK TO BINOD our Travel Expert

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Itinerary

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  • DurationA day
  • Highest Altitude1400 m
  • AccommodationHotel

Once you land at Tribhuvan International Airport our representatives will be there to take you to your hotel by our private tourist vehicle. Once you get to the hotel, we will conduct a small briefing. In that briefing, you will meet with your trip guide who will provide information regarding the trek. You can also ask about any further queries that you might have with us.

*Please note that if you arrive before 5 pm the briefing will be conducted at our office itself. However, if you arrive in the late evening we will conduct the briefing in your hotel.*

Arrival in Nepal - Swayambhunath Temple

 

  • Duration4 to 5 Hours
  • Highest Altitude2610
  • AccommodationTea House

Kathmandu to Lukla Flight: This flight is usually operated the most, especially during non-peak seasons (January, February, June, July August,, and December). Please be advised that the airline alone makes the option to continue operating flights, and that decision is impacted by the number of passengers in a given month. We will get up between 5 and 6 a.m. today. After we escort you to the domestic airport terminal in Kathmandu by our team, you will board a 30 to 45-minute flight to Lukla.

In case there are no direct flights from Kathmandu to Lukla:

Manthali to Lukla Flight: Due to an increase in air traffic, the flight to Lukla will be carried from Ramechhap/Manthali during peak seasons like March, April, May, October, and November. From Kathmandu, the Manthali/Ramechhap airport is approximately a 5-6 hour journey away. On this day, we get up between 1:30 and 2:30 a.m., go in a shared tourist car to the Manthali airport, and board a 20-minute flight to Lukla.

Once we arrive at Tenzing Hillary Airport in Lukla our official trek to Everest Base Camp starts. We will have breakfast at Lukla and porters who will be carrying your luggage will also be assigned. Also note that, for 2 people one porter each will be assigned.

After a fulfilling breakfast at Lukla, we will now hit the trails towards Phakding. By following the Dhudh Koshi River downhill, the trails connect to Namche Bazar and you will also come across a small village called Ghat. After almost 4 to 5 hours of trek, you will reach Pakhding where we will spend the night. 

Flight to Lukla and Trek to Phakding

 

  • Main attractions of the day: Prayer wheels, Tenzing Hillary airport (Lukla airport), Stupas, Phakding village, and ‘Gomps ‘monasteries, down flat trails.
  • Mountains viewed: Mount Karyolung (6511m), Mount Kusum Kanguru (6367m), Mount Nupla (5885m), Mount Gongla (5813m)

  • Duration5 to 6 Hours Trek
  • Highest Altitude3440 m
  • AccommodationTea House

Once we have breakfast at the local lodge we stay in, we will start our trek towards Namche Bazar. The trails follow through the Dudh Koshi River and you will come across many suspension bridges which will add a perfect thrill to your adventure. Since we will be officially entering Sagarmatha National Park we will need to go through an entry permit verification process. Following lunch, the trek proceeds beside meandering through pine and rhododendron forests. The ascent gets steeper with time, and you may begin to feel the effects of altitude. Finally, after approximately 6-7 hours of walking, you will reach Namche Bazaar where we will spend the night. 

  • Main attractions of the day: Colorful Sherpa town of Namche bazaar, Sagarmatha national park entrance gate, Sherpa cultural museum, Sagarmatha national park headquarters, Namche Monastery, Tenjin Hilary Bridge.
  • Mountains viewed: Everest (8848m), Lhotse (8516m), Lhotse Shar (8393m), Nuptse (7861m), Tengi ragi tau (6983m), Ama Dablam (6814m), Thamserku (6608m), Tobuche (6501m), Kusum Kanguru (6367m), Shar (6093m), Nupla (5885m), Khumbila (5761m), Kabsila (5583m)

  • Duration5 to 6 Hours Trek
  • Highest Altitude3880 m
  • AccommodationTea House

While trekking towards higher elevations altitude sickness can be a challenge. To minimize the risk of altitude sickness acclimatization days are needed. The first acclimatization day is scheduled at Namche Bazar.

Namche Bazar is the primary hub for Sherpas to trade in the Everest Region. You can buy a variety of goods, including hiking gear and regional handicrafts, as well as lodging options like hotels and guesthouses here. We will trek nearby places to adapt ourselves to Namche Bazaar on this particular day. We will visit the Sherpa Cultural Museum to learn about the heritage and customs of the Sherpa people.

After that, we trek up to one of the greatest overlooks in the Everest area, Hotel Everest View, which is the highest hotel on Earth, and Syangboche Airport, which is the highest airport in Nepal. From here, you may enjoy stunning views of Ama Dablam, Lhotse, Nuptse, Everest, and other peaks.

  • Main attractions of the day: Syanboche airport, Everest view hotel, View of Mount Everest, Namchebazar local market
  • Mountains viewed: Everest (8848m), Lhotse (8516m), Lhotse Shar (8393m), Nuptse (7861m), Tengi ragi tau (6983m), Ama Dablam (6814m), Thamserku (6608m), Tobuche (6501m), Kusum Kanguru (6367m), Shar (6093m), Nupla (5885m), Khumbila (5761m), Kabsila (5583m)

  • Duration5 to 6 Hours Trek
  • Highest Altitude3680 m
  • AccommodationTea House

You will start your journey forward along the Dudh Koshi River. Enjoy the captivating view of the mountains as you travel. Proceed toward Phungi Thenga while navigating gorgeous rhododendron forests.

As you continue the trek you will see that Tengboche offers a breathtaking panorama of Ama Dablam, Lhotse, Nuptse, and Mount Everest. The EBC trek rewards with breathtaking views of rivers, monasteries, glaciers, and rich rhododendron forests.

  • Main attractions of the day: Settlements, Forests, Waterfalls, Forest covered with pines and Rhododendrons, brownish hills, and many more
  • Mountains viewed: Ama Dablam (6814m), Thamserku (6608m), Tobuche (6501m), Kusum Kanguru (6367m), Shar (6093m), Nupla (5885m).

  • Duration5 to 6 Hours Trek
  • Highest Altitude4410 m
  • AccommodationTea House

The magnificent and challenging trip to Dingboche begins today from Tengboche. Depending on your speed, the walk takes approximately 5 to 6 hours to complete and covers a distance of around 12 kilometers.

We will stay overnight in Tengboche and start our trek early the next day to Dingboche. Through the alpine forest, the trek continues to Deboche, where we cross Imja Khola on a suspension bridge. We will also pass a stone-inscribed wall along the route. Dingboche has stunning views of the Himalayan range, making it a popular trekking destination. The small village is situated in a valley that is surrounded by the massive peaks of Nuptse, Lhotse, and Ama Dablam. In addition, Dingboche is well-known for its potato fields and stone walls that shield crops from strong winds.

You'll be rewarded with breathtaking views of Ama Dablam later in the day. Following our trek to the Pangboche settlement, we take the path that leads to Imja Valley. After a few hours of trek, we will eventually arrive at Dingboche and spend the night there.

Upon reaching Dingboche, you can rest for the day at a teahouse.

  • Main attractions of the day: Pangboche village, monastery,  settlements, forests, waterfalls, forest covered with pines and rhododendron, brownish hills, rivers, and many more
  • Mountains viewed: Ama Dablam (6814m), Thamserku (6608m), Tobuche (6501m), Kusum Kanguru (6367m), Shar (6093m), Nupla (5885m).

  • Duration5 to 6 Hours Trek
  • Highest Altitude5121 m
  • AccommodationTea House

We shall have a rest day today after our first acclimatization in Namche. It is necessary to adjust to the rising altitude and shifting surroundings to avoid altitude sickness. Our acclimatization today involves trekking up to Nangkartshang Peak. There is a beautiful view of Ama Dablam from the summit. Following the climb to acclimate yourself, you can stroll about the village or unwind in the teahouse.

You can explore the small village and discover more about the lifestyle of the Sherpas. You can also sample some freshly baked sweets from the local bakery or try some traditional Sherpa food. For a breathtaking overview of the surrounding mountains, you can also ascend to a nearby viewpoint in a short amount of time.

  • Main attractions of the day: World’s highest Billiard parlor, Stone Walls covering Imja valley, Internet Cafe

  • Mountains viewed: Lhotse (8516), Lhotse Shar (8400), Ama Dablam (6814), Taboche (6501), Cholatse (6440), Island Peak (6189)

  • Duration5 to 6 Hours Trek
  • Highest Altitude4940 m
  • AccommodationTea House

Today we will trek an easy climb to Thukla and depart for Lobuche. You will be astonished by the breathtaking view of Taboche and Cholatse from this point on. We will go past stone markers and the Khumbu Glacier's lateral moraine.

You will come across stone monuments, which are decorated with vibrant prayer flags, and are built in remembrance of the climbers who have passed away. Following a long trek, you will reach the village of Lobuche. From the village, you can observe the vast mountain ranges of Nuptse, Lobuche, and Pumori.

  • Main attractions of the day:  Khumbu Glacier, Memorials of lost Sherpas and climbers, The view of the Chola Lake along with Mt. Pumori
  • Mountains viewed: Lobuche Peak (6119m), Pumori (7138m), Nuptse (7861), Khumbutse (5849m), Kangtega (6782), Thamserku (6608m), Taboche (6501m)

  • Duration4 to 5 Hours Trek
  • Highest Altitude5364 m
  • AccommodationTea House

First, you will take the trails to Gorak Shep, and then to Everest Base Camp. You will depart from Lobuche after breakfast, trekking beside the Khumbu glacier and taking in the breathtaking views of Mt. Nuptse. We will soon arrive at Gorak Shep village.

You continue forward trekking to Everest Base Camp from this point on. There is a tough road ahead due to the rough terrain. Along the route is the breathtaking vista of Khumbu Glacier and Khumbu Icefall. A broad perspective of Mt. Everest, Nuptse, Pumori, Khumbutse, and the surrounding peaks awaits you upon arrival at base camp. Being at the foot of the tallest peak in the world will be an amazing experience.

On the ninth day of the Everest base camp trek.

Once you have spent some time in the base camp, you will return to Gorak Shep via the same route. It can be difficult to hike downhill over steep, rocky terrain on the way back. However, it's impossible to express how wonderful it feels to have completed this challenging hike. Having completed one of the most well-known treks in the world, you will feel pleased and accomplished as you make your way back to Gorak Shep.

  • Main attractions of the day: Mount Everest, Everest Base Camp, Khumbu Glacier

  • Mountains viewed: Everest (8848m), Nuptse (7861m), Changtse (7543m), Pumori (7138), Chumbu (6859), Lingtren (6749), Khumbutse (6665)

  • Duration5 to 6 Hours Trek
  • Highest Altitude5554 m
  • AccommodationTea House

Today, you are going to trek to Kala Patthar, the highest point on the Everest Base Camp Trek. The trek starts quite early in the morning and offers a stunning view of the massive mountains at daybreak.

For an amazing vantage point of Lhotse, Nuptse, Pumori, and Mount Everest, head to Kala Patthar. Savor each happy moment and amazing emotion you encounter while perched on Mount Everest. You will spend some quality time together before continuing our EBC trip by descending to Gorak Shep and taking the path that leads to Pheriche village.

  • Main attractions of the day: Beautiful Sunrise, The Golden Mountains including Mount Everest, Kalapatthar

  • Mountains viewed: Everest (8848m), Nuptse (7861m), Lhotse (8516m), Pumori (7138m), Ama Dablam (6814m), Taboche (6501m), Cholatse (6440m)

  • Duration7 to 8 Hours Trek
  • Highest Altitude3440 m
  • AccommodationTea House

On day 11 of the Everest Base Camp Trek, you'll leave Pheriche behind and make your way back towards Namche Bazaar. This part of the trek is a downhill descent, which can be a relief after the challenging uphill sections of the trail.

During your stay in Namche Bazaar, you can also explore the local market, where you'll find a variety of souvenirs and handmade crafts. You can also visit the local monastery, which offers a glimpse into the spiritual side of the Sherpa culture.

  • Major attractions for the day: Local villages, Suspension bridges, Namche Bazar, Tengboche Monastery

  • Mountains viewed: Everest (8848m), Lhotse (8516m), Lhotse Shar (8393m), Nuptse (7861m), Tengi ragi tau (6983m), Ama Dablam (6814m), Kangtewa (6685), Thamserku (6608m), Tobuche (6501m), Kusum Kanguru (6367m), Shar (6093m), Nupla (5885m), Khumbila (5761m), Kabsila (5583m)

  • Duration6 to 7 hours
  • Highest Altitude2860 m
  • AccommodationTea House

After we arrive in Lukla today, the hiking journey at Everest Base Camp comes to a close. After breakfast, we depart from Namche Bazaar for Lukla. Take a stroll around the village as this is your final day in the Everest area.

More lodges and stores will start to pop up along the path as you approach Lukla, marking the return of civilization. Enjoy a hot dinner and a cool drink to commemorate the end of your trek as you arrive in Lukla. Before flying back to Kathmandu the next day, you'll have time to recover and consider the amazing experience you just had.

  • Main Attractions of the day: flat trail, open plains, Rhododendron and pine forests, Sherpa villages, Prayer wheels, and flags

  • Mountains viewed: Everest (8848m), Lhotse (8516m), Lhotse Shar (8393m), Nuptse (7861m), Tengi ragi tau (6983m), Ama Dablam (6814m), Thamserku (6608m), Lobuche (6501m), Kusum Kanguru (6367m), Shar (6093m), Nupla (5885m), Khumbila (5761m), Kabsila (5583m)

  • DurationA day
  • Highest Altitude1400 m
  • AccommodationHotel

Lukla to Kathmandu Flight: It takes around 30 to 40 minutes to reach Kathmandu from Lukla. After landing at the airport, a shared vehicle or a private vehicle will take you to the hotel in Kathmandu.  Please be advised that the airline alone makes the option to continue operating flights, and that decision is impacted by the number of passengers in a given month.

In case there are no direct flights from Lukla to Kathmandu:

Lukla to Kathmandu Flight: It takes around 30 to 40 minutes to go there from Lukla. After landing at the airport, a shared vehicle will take you to the hotel in Kathmandu.  Please be advised that the airline alone makes the option to continue operating flights, and that decision is impacted by the number of passengers in a given month.

In the evening, we will celebrate the farewell and Everest Base Camp 14 days trek accomplishment dinner with all the trekkers and NTA team and end the day.

We provide visits to well-known locations in Nepal if you would like to stay longer. We provide short treks such as Nagarkot trek, Mardi Himal Trek 5 days and Helicopter tours as well. In addition, we also provide travel beyond the country to places like Tibet, India, and Bhutan

  • Major attraction: Wonderful aerial view of the terrain from the plane.
  • Mountains viewed: Mount Karyolung (6511m), Mount Kusum Kanguru (6367m), Mount Nupla (5885m), and Mount Gongla (5813m).

  • Highest Altitude1400 m

Our thrilling adventure in the Everest area has come to an end! Our 14-day trek to Everest Base Camp comes to an end today. You will be escorted to the Tribhuvan International Airport by one of our members in order to catch your flight back home.

We bid you a farewell with the hope to see you soon!

 

Our team guides, porters and accompanying staff are locals with a broad knowledge about each and every location that we travel through.

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Trip Map

Everest Base Camp Trek - 14 Days map

What's Included

Airport Pickup and Drop-off Services

  • International arrival pickup
  • Domestic airport drop-off from hotel (Starting of trek) 
  • Domestic airport Pick-up and transfer to hotel (After the trek) 
  • International drop-off on your final departure day

Accommodations Services

  • 2 Nights 3 star hotel in Kathmandu on BB Plan (twin-sharing basis)
  • 11 nights at local tea houses in the Mountain (on a twin-sharing basis)

Trekking Permit

  • Local Government Entry Permit (Trek Card)
  • Sagarmatha National Park Permit (Everest Permit)
  • Trekkers Information Management Systems Card (TIMS)

Domestic Flights

  • Kathmandu to Lukla flight ticket 
  • Lukla to Kathmandu flight ticket

In case of Lukla Flight Via Ramechhap

  • Kathmandu to Ramechhap drive by sharing transportation
  • Ramechhap to Lukla domestic flight ticket
  • Lukla to Ramechhap domestic flight ticket
  • Ramechhap to Kathmandu by sharing Jeep

Food During in Kathmandu/Trekking

  • 12 Breakfast: Local and continental choices from tea house Menu
  • 13 Lunch: Simple and light lunch in lunch camp tea houses 
  • 12 Dinner: Veg and Non-Veg Meals of your choice domestic and continental foods from the local tea house Menu
  • 1 Farewell dinner in Kathmandu at best restaurant with NTA Team 
  • 1 Breakfast at Kathmandu Hotel

Guide/Porter Services and Their Liabilities

  • First-aid kit box carried by our team
  • Trekking guide - English speaking licensed guide with 10 + year of experience.
  • Insurances for Guide & Porter (Emergency evacuation and accidental medical expenses)
  • All meals for Guide/Porter
  • Salary as per the company standard rate (which is recommended by concerned association of tourism industry)
  • Local sherpa for carrying your luggage up to 20 kg Maximum (2 Guest Sharing 1 Porter)

What's Excluded

  • Nepal visa fees upon arrival in Nepal
  • Tips and gratitude to the guides, drivers, porters, other staff, etc.
  • Extra-day expenses apart from the scheduled itinerary
  • Personal expenses like drinks, laundry, shopping, personal gear, a hot shower, electronic battery recharges, and WiFi
  • All the other expenses which not mentioned in cost includes list.
  • Travel Insurance: It must be covered for both medical and emergency evacuations with a minimum value of USD 100,000.
Add-Ons & Options

Upgrade: Kathmandu to Lukla By Helicopter Flight

Seamless and Scenic Journey: Elevate your adventure with a helicopter flight from Kathmandu to Lukla. For an extra US $395 per person, experience the thrill of a faster, more exclusive transfer, enjoying breathtaking views along the way. It's not just a mode of transportation; it's a unique part of your Everest Base Camp journey.

Upgrade: Lukla to Kathmandu By Helicopter Flight

Effortless Return: Wrap up your trek in style with a helicopter flight from Lukla back to Kathmandu. For US $395 per person, make your return journey swift and memorable, avoiding the standard domestic flight. It's a premium way to conclude your adventure, taking in stunning landscapes and maximizing your time.

By opting for these user-friendly upgrades, you tailor your Everest Base Camp trek to align with your preferences, whether it's adding a touch of luxury to your accommodations, embracing the scenic route via helicopter, or ensuring a seamless return journey. The additional costs cover enhanced services and experiences, making your trek not just a destination but a personalized and unforgettable adventure.

Availability & Private Trip

For those interested in joining a group trek, we offer a fixed departure date. However, if you prefer to choose your own date for the trip, we encourage you to explore our Book a Private Trip section, which provides the flexibility of booking on any day of your choice, as private trips offer daily availability.

We provide Porter services only for a minimum booking of 2 or more people. If you are traveling alone, the cost of Porter services is extra. Please apply add-ons to get Porter services for carrying your luggage on a Private Trek or in a Group Joining Trek.

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Start DateStart: TuesdayJun 25, 2024End DateEnd: MondayJul 08, 2024PricePriceUS $1450StatusStatusGuaranteed
Start DateStart: FridayJun 28, 2024End DateEnd: ThursdayJul 11, 2024PricePriceUS $1450StatusStatusGuaranteed

Pick Your Suitable Date

With our Book A Private / Group Discount Price, You have full control over your travel dates, you can choose your own departure date. We also provide last minute departure facilites for Everest base camp trek.

If you have a group of more than 15 people, you can get special discounts and an additional complimentary trip for the lead traveler. Please contact us via Call/WhatsApp/Viber at +977-9851017030 or email [email protected] before booking the trip to confirm the departure date.  

Book your spot on our best-selling trip today! Spaces fill up quickly, so reserve early to ensure you don't miss out. If you have any questions, feel free to ask later.

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Private & Group Discount Price
1 pax
US$1800
2 - 4 pax
US$1650
5 - 10 pax
US$1450
11 - 15 pax
US$1250
1 Travelers x US $1800TotalUS $1800(No additional taxes or booking fees)

Everest Trek Packing List

Preparing for a trek in Nepal, including this iconic Everest Base Camp trek, involves a packing list that remains consistent across various trekking routes in the Himalayas. These gear and equipment lists also resemble those for other treks in Nepal.

We aim to streamline your experience, ensuring you carry only essential items. Explore our comprehensive packing list below:

Clothing:

Base Layers:

  • 2-3 moisture-wicking long-sleeved t-shirts
  • 1-2 merino wool or synthetic tank tops
  • 1 pair merino wool or synthetic long johns

Insulating Layers:

  • 1 fleece or wool sweater
  • 1 down jacket

Outer Shell:

  • 1 waterproof and breathable rain jacket with hood
  • 1 waterproof and breathable rain pants

Other Clothing:

  • 2 pairs trekking pants
  • 1 pair hiking shorts (optional)
  • 1 pair quick-drying underwear
  • 10 pairs hiking socks
  • 1 pair warm thermal socks
  • 1 buff or neck gaiter
  • 1 warm hat
  • 1 sun hat
  • 1 pair sunglasses

Footwear:

  • Hiking boots: Waterproof and comfortable, with good ankle support
  • Camp shoes: Lightweight and comfortable, for evenings at the teahouses

Gear:

  • Duffel bag: 65-75 liters, for porters to carry
  • Daypack: 30-40 liters, for carrying your daily essentials
  • Sleeping bag: Rated for at least 15°F (-9°C)
  • Sleeping pad: Inflatable or foam
  • Trekking poles: Adjustable and lightweight
  • Headlamp: With extra batteries
  • Water bottles: 2 liters capacity
  • Water purification tablets or UV treatment system
  • Pee funnel (optional, for women)
  • First-aid kit: Including medications for altitude sickness, diarrhea, and other common ailments
  • Sunscreen: SPF 50+
  • Insect repellent: DEET-based
  • Hand sanitizer
  • Toilet paper and trowel
  • Camera and extra batteries
  • Book or e-reader
  • Playing cards or other games (optional)
  • Cash (Nepalese rupees) for tips and emergencies

Additional Tips:

  • Pack light! You don't need to bring everything you own.
  • Layer your clothing so you can adjust to changing temperatures.
  • Break in your hiking boots before you go.
  • Bring a copy of your itinerary and insurance documents.
  • Be respectful of the local culture and environment.
  • Leave no trace.

Internet Access on Mount Everest Trek

Internet access: Yes, you can access the internet at most teahouses and lodges along the Everest Base Camp Trek. However, it will likely be slow and come at an extra charge. The cost of Wi-Fi varies depending on the location, but it is generally around $5–10 per day.

Mobile Connectivity: The two main mobile network providers in Nepal, Ncell and Nepal Telecom (NTC), offer 3G coverage along most of the trek. You can purchase a local SIM card at Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu or at Namche Bazaar. 3G data is relatively affordable, and it is generally the best option for staying connected on the trek. If you are not able to buy a SIM card in the airport, then let us know and our team will guide you to buy a SIM card in Nepal.

Free Wi-Fi: There are a few free Wi-Fi hotspots along the trek, such as the Starbucks in Lukla and the bakery in Namche Bazaar. However, these hotspots can be crowded and unreliable.

Tips for staying connected on the Everest Base Camp Trek:

  • Bring a portable power bank to keep your devices charged.
  • This Everest trek is a guided hike; you can hike stress-free. If you have any questions regarding location or any other detail, you can directly ask your trip guide.
  • Also Let your friends and family know your itinerary so they know when to expect to hear from you.
  • Be prepared to be disconnected for some periods of time. The Everest trek is a great opportunity to unplug and enjoy the scenery!

Accommodation during our Trek to EBC

Our package includes comfortable and cozy tea houses throughout your stay during the Everest Hike. In Which,

Kathmandu: 2 Nights at a 3-Star Hotel on a BB Plan (Twin-Sharing Basis)

Upon your arrival in the vibrant city of Kathmandu, our carefully selected 3-star hotel will welcome you with warm hospitality. On this trip, enjoy two nights (Day 1 and Day 14) of comfort on a bed-and-breakfast basis in Kathmandu.

Before your trek, you can relax and enjoy yourself at the hotel with blend of cutting-edge amenities and warm Nepalese hospitality. You can review the trek packing list while you're here, and if anything is missing, you can purchase it from a local vendor in Thamel, Kathmandu.

Discover Kathmandu's vibrant streets and immerse yourself in its rich cultural diversity, even though you're aware that the historic Everest base camp trek is waiting for you.

In the Mountains: 11 Nights at Local Tea Houses (Twin-Sharing Basis)

As you ascend into the breathtaking landscapes of the Everest region, Our accommodations transition to the heartwarming hospitality of local tea houses. We will stay in tea houses, which are an integral part of the trekking experience. Enjoy 11 nights of twin-sharing living space and immerse yourself in the warmth of Nepali hospitality.

Our tea houses provide a cozy and traditional atmosphere and you can experience the local way of life. We furnish the rooms with comfortable beds and blankets to ensure you have a good night's rest after each day's adventure.

Delight in the simple pleasures as you savor delicious local meals (Dal Bhat), prepared with care to fuel your trekking endeavors. Tea houses in every camp offer stunning panoramic views of the Khumbu peaks. During your stay, you can engage with our local communities and learn about Nepalese traditions.

Food During the Trek to Everest Base Camp

You will need to fuel your body with the right kind of food to keep up your energy levels and maintain your physical endurance.

A wide selection of healthy and delicious options will be available to you. Dal bhat, a traditional Nepalese cuisine consisting of lentil soup, rice, and other vegetables, is the most commonly eaten meal of the day. This meal's abundance of carbs, proteins, and other nutrients will keep you going strong throughout the trek.

Popular Nepalese foods such as Dal bhat, momos (dumplings stuffed with veggies or meat), thukpa (noodle soup), and chow mein (stir-fried noodles with vegetables or meat) will all be available to you. All of these foods are heavy in carbohydrates and proteins, which makes them perfect for maintaining your energy.

It is critical to stay hydrated during trekking, so drink plenty of water throughout the day. Along the way, there are a number of tea houses where you may stop and warm up with a cup of tea or coffee.

Your body's digestive capacity will diminish the higher you go, so eating smaller, more frequent meals will be beneficial. Nuts, chocolate, and energy bars are all great options for high-energy.

Guide to Overcoming Challenges on the Everest Base Camp Trail

The Everest Trek is a moderately challenging but incredibly rewarding adventure. A good level of physical fitness is required because it involves walking for several hours a day, frequently uphill, and at high altitudes. We highly recommend that you keep up a regular exercise routine for weeks before the hike. If you have any health issues, consult with your doctor before starting the hike.

Here are some tips to help you overcome difficulties during the trek and make the most of it:

Physical Preparation

We recommend you start fitness training before your trek. Focus on cardiovascular exercises, strength training, and endurance activities. Incorporate uphill and downhill walking into your training to simulate the trek's terrain.

Altitude Acclimatization

In our package, we have included two acclimatization days at higher altitudes (Namche Bazaar and Dingboche). It helps you to take your time to ascend, allowing your body to adjust to the decreasing oxygen levels. You can use these days to explore the local surroundings at a slower pace.

Hydration and Nutrition

You may have heard that everyone should drink eight glasses of water a day. Our guides are trained to keep you Stay well-hydrated throughout the trek. We recommend you drink as much water as you can. Consume a balanced diet rich in carbohydrates, proteins, and essential nutrients. Eating light but frequent meals is recommended. Keep a nutrition bar in your day bag.

Pacing and Rest

Rest is essential for acclimatization and overall well-being. Pace yourself during the trek. Avoid rushing to prevent exhaustion and altitude-related issues.

Listen to your body and our guide. Always take breaks as needed.

Proper Gear

We recommend you invest in high-quality, certified trekking gear, including comfortable and sturdy boots, warm clothing, a good backpack, a day bag pack, and other essential equipment. Dress in layers so that you can easily adjust to changing temperatures and conditions.

Mental Preparation

Stay positive and focused. A positive mindset can help you overcome challenges more effectively. If you have any issues that come to mind, kindly share them with our guide.

Our guides and porters are experienced in the Everest region. They can provide valuable insights and assist with logistics, allowing you to focus on the trek itself.

Travel Insurance with Medical Evacuation for Everest Region, Nepal 

Getting the right travel insurance is important to make sure that trekking is safe and fun.

There are a few things you should think about when looking for travel insurance for the Everest base camp trek. Make sure that the insurance policy covers high-altitude trekking first, because not all travel insurance policies do.

You should also check to see if the policy covers medical costs, medical evacuation in case of an emergency, and trip cancellation or interruption. These are some of the most important places where you might need help when hiking in high-altitude areas.

Coverage for adventure activities is another important thing to think about. Since the Everest trek is hard on your body, some insurance companies may not cover it under a standard policy because they see it as an adventure activity. So, it's important to check the wording of the policy and make sure that trekking at high altitude is specifically covered.

When choosing travel insurance, it's also important to think about how long the trek will be. The trek to Everest base camp usually takes between 12 and 14 days, but some people choose longer treks that include climbing Island Peak or Lobuche East. In these situations, you may need to buy a policy that covers the whole length of your trip.

When buying travel insurance for the Everest base camp trek, it is best to buy it well in advance, as some insurance companies may require you to buy the policy a certain number of days before the trip.

Also, make sure you have all the documents you need, like your travel itinerary, medical reports, and anything else that may be needed for your insurance company to process your claim.

Required Permits for Trekking to Everest Base Camp

In order for the Nepalese government to preserve the natural splendor that surrounds Mount Everest and the other mountains in the Himalayan range, it is only natural for the government of Nepal to charge an entrance fee and require permits.

Any Nepalese national park, including Sagarmatha National Park, requires a permit to enter. Permits are not expensive compared to the total cost of your trip to Nepal and the Everest Area, and they are an investment in the future of this beautiful area with its snow, forests, glaciers, and cultural landscapes.

Everest treks require entrance permits, which are listed below.

A Guide to Eco-Friendly Trekking in the Everest Region

Every year, thousands of trekkers and guides make their way to the Everest area. We need to have as little of an effect as possible on this pristine environment. To hike in a more environmentally friendly way, try these steps:

Avoid bringing bottled water: Don't bring bottled water with you on your hike. The bottles that can't be recycled add a lot to the trash problem in the area. If you want to make sure the water is clean, you can bring a Lifestraw, a Sawyer filter, Steripen, or purification tablets with you.

Take out your trash. Carry all of your trash with you and pay extra attention to things like batteries to leave no trace. Think about taking part in the #Carry_Me_Back program. Carry a 1kg bag of trash from Namche Bazaar to Lukla for recycling in Kathmandu.

Respect Local: Be polite to the sherpas, porters, and other trekkers you meet. When you're in monasteries and shrines, be careful how you act and walk around stupas in a clockwise direction.

Our goal is to give our valued guests eco-friendly travel plans. By following these rules, you can always help protect the natural beauty and cultural heritage of the Everest region. So that everyone has a good and long-lasting trekking experience.

    Trekking Distance From Kathmandu to Everest Base Camp

    The Kathmandu to Everest base camp distance is around 130 Km (80 Miles) round trip—if you take into consideration that, on a typically guided EBC trek, you will only be hiking for 11 days out of 14 days, you'll realize that you are actually walking around 12 km per day.

    The number doesn't seem all that high when you consider that the typical Hiking length is between 2 to 3 km per hour. However, the daily distance of 12 kilometers won't be on a level, paved path.

    Instead, you will be walking over quite rocky and maybe icy terrain (depending on the time of year and altitude), which is likely to slow you down. It's easy to realize that the walk gets more difficult when you examine the landscape and the fact that you're usually heading upward and gaining elevation.

    Sunset of Mount Everest During Everest Base Camp Trek

    How Many Days Require for A Trek to Everest?

    NTA presents an Everest base camp trek itinerary, which is the best choice for hiking seekers in Nepal. It is the most commonly sold trekking package for hike-lovers.

    One’s trekking experience without EBC in Nepal will not be complete, even if you hike the world. 

    In the Kumbu region, we offer a variety of trekking packages, including one-way treks and one-way ascending treks with flights in between.

    Nepal Trek Adventure offers different varieties of EBC trek itineraries starting from a day EBC tour up to 3 weeks regarding desired options.

    2 days hike to Everest means a flight to Lukla and a city excursion for the whole day. The next day, you will be picked up by our fleet, and fly to Everest base camp with land at Kalapatthar. So a trek of 3 daysgives you an opportunity to trek till Namche Bazar. Namche Bazaar is the district headquarter of Solukhumbu district and also a gateway to Mount Everest.

    4 days of trekking on Everest means you have a chance to experience the local Sherpa culture. On your acclimation day, you will get a chance to explore Namche Valley and also take a side trip to Thame. An Everest base camp trek itinerary of 5 days offers almost the same as above. But in addition, you will get a chance a visit Khumjung village, which is an hour away from Syangboche, by hiking.

    6 days Everest base camp trek takes you up to Tengboche Monastery. From there you will be picked up by our team to go directly to Everest Base Camp. Likewise, a 7 days trek and an 8-day trek would take you further, and camps would be higher accordingly.

    Those who are fit and capable and have previous trekking experiences at higher altitudes can complete the trek in 9 to 10 days or Everest trek with heli return. This trek is more popular recently due to its flexibility with the trekking itinerary and the return back in a helicopter from base camp.

    If you are already in Katmandu and have your hotel booked, the standard trekking duration to Everest base camp will count as 12 days. Then we don’t provide hotels in Kathmandu. The 12-day trek starts from the capital of the nation, Kathmandu, followed by a very short (45-minute) flight to Lukla.

    Lukla is the initial point from which our march starts. flight from Kathmandu to Lukla itself is a spellbinding experience packed with a lip-locking view of the deep valley, green hills, and smiling mountains. Finally, from Lukla, your official trek begins. The environment that starts from there shows the real beauty of Nepal, which is not possible in hustle and bustle of Kathmandu.

    During the trek, you will have an amazing experience in the lap of Mother Nature, experiencing the vista of high mountain ranges, forests, and human settlements. It is the best route that matches your requirements and your expectations about trekking and experience in the Himalayas.

    Everest Base Camp Trek Weather (January to December) 

    Months 

    Temperature and climatic condition of Everest Base Camp

    January

    • Maximum of 4°C in the day time and -17°C at night.
    • Cold weather with a chilly wind.

    February

    • 4.3°C in the day and -15°C at night.
    • cold and windy

    March

    • 25°C in the day and -15°C at night.
    • Clear sky, green environment, and clear route

    April

    • 10°C during the day and -5°C during night.
    • Warm and favorable environment

    May

    • 10°C in the daytime and -5°C at night. 
    • Clear atmosphere with a slight chance of snowfall in the early month.

    June 

    • Approximately 16°C during the day and around -1°C at night.
    • There is less chance of rainfall in the first fifteen days and the remaining days will be covered with heavy rainfall.

    July

    • Around 15°C in the day time and drop down to around 2°C at night.
    • Hot and humid weather and rainfall are generally high.

    August

    • Around 16°C in the day and around 2°C at night.
    • weather remains warm and clear, with the expectation of light rainfall.

    September

    • Around 15°C in the day and  2°C in the night.
    • The clear environment and clear mountain views

    October

    • Daytime remains 25°C and falls to -25°C during night.
    • There are chances of light rainfall yet, and the environment is warm and sunny

    November

    • 12°C to 16°C during the day and -7°C to 2°C during night.
    • Skies are clear with moderate temperature and light snowfall.

    December

    • Around 10°C in the daytime and -17 °C at night
    • Extreme cold with strong cold winds.

    Everest Base Camp Trek Booking Procedure

    To book an Everest base camp trek, you have to visit the listed fixed departure, select a preferred trip type, and proceed with the necessary steps. Once you complete the booking, you will get a confirmation email.

    In case of any issues, you can reach out to us on Whatsapp (Binod) and send a prompt inquiry regarding your desired trekking experience. We can also personalize the trek package to align with your specifications.

    For a confirmed departure on your chosen trip date, 100% payment of the cost is required. However, if you wish to secure your trek without full booking, a minimum of 50% of the total trek package cost should be paid, depending on the nature of your fixed departure tour or customised itinerary.

    Also, a minimum of 50% of the booking amount is needed for treks that involve multiple domestic flights, a Special Permit (Restricted Area Permit), or 4-star hotels in mountain areas or cities. The remaining 50% payment can be settled at our head office in Kathmandu or upon arrival in Nepal before your scheduled trek departure.

    Everest Base Camp Trek Cancellation Policy

    Nepal Trek Adventures strives to provide the best and most reliable services to our customers. We do not typically cancel treks, but we must inform you that there is a minimum chance (1%) that we may need to cancel group joining treks, even at the last minute. However, we have not had to cancel any treks from our side thus far.

    We understand the value of our customers' time and effort in planning for their trips, and as such, we offer flexible options for postponing trips without any extra fees applied to the full cost of the tour.

    We may have to cancel the trip, though, if something happens that is out of our control, like a natural disaster, bad weather, an outbreak of a virus, a political crisis, or anything else.

    Our cancellation and refund policy applies in such cases. 

    • We offer free cancellations up to 90 days before the tour departure. 
    • For cancellations made 89 days or more before departure, we will charge 30 percent of the total tour cost. 
    • For cancellations made 50 days before departure, we will charge 40 percent of the total tour cost. 
    • For cancellations made 20 days before departure, we will charge 50 percent of the total tour cost. 
    • For cancellations made less than 20 days before departure, we will take 75 percent of the total tour cost as a cancellation charge. 
    • Once the trip departure date has arrived, no refunds will be made.

    Everest Base Camp (EBC)

    Everest base camp is the starting point for climbing Mount Everest. EBC serves as the starting point for climbers who attempt to summit Mount Everest, the highest mountain in the world.

    Climbers use the base camp to acclimatize to the high altitude, organize gear and supplies, and plan their ascent. It offers trekkers an opportunity to experience the natural beauty of the Himalayas, including snow-capped peaks, glaciers, and high-altitude lakes.

    The trek to EBC is a challenging adventure that requires physical fitness, mental stamina, and determination. For many trekkers, reaching EBC is a personal achievement and a source of inspiration.

    There are two main camps Mount Everest: South Everest Base Camp (Nepal) and North Base Camp.

    South Base Camp is the main camp for climbers attempting to summit Mount Everest via the South Col route. Commonly known as Everest Base Camp (EBC). It is in the Nepalese side of the Himalayas. EBC is lie at an altitude of approximately 5,364 meters (17,598 feet) above sea level. South Everest Base Camp is accessible by a multi-day trek from the town of Lukla. It serves as a hub for climbers to acclimatize, organize gear and supplies, and plan their ascent.

    North Base Camp is located on the Tibetan side of the Himalayas. It is also used by climbers attempting to summit Mount Everest via the North Col route. It is situated at an altitude of approximately 5,150 meters (16,900 feet) above sea level. It is accessible by a drive from the town of Tingri.

    Frequently Asked Questions

    • Q1. What are the safety risks associated with trekking to Everest Base Camp?

      The main safety risks associated with trekking to Everest Base Camp are avalanches, landslides, and falling rocks. It is important to be aware of these risks and to take precautions to stay safe.

    • Mount Everest is the worlds highest mountain on earth at an altitude of 8848.86m/29032ft.

    • The Mt. Everest base camp trek is a challenging but rewarding experience. It is important to be in good physical condition before attempting the trek, and to be aware of the health risks involved.

    • The Everest Base Camp trek typically takes 10-14 days to complete. The first few days of the trek are spent acclimatizing to the high altitude, and the final days are spent hiking up to Everest Base Camp. We have several package in which you can do Everest Base Camp trek in 5 to 7 Days. 

    • Firstly, it's best to book a longer itinerary trek so that you can finish it at your own pace. It is best to engage in some physical activity before starting on a lengthy trek, such as swimming, cycling, and so forth. Always pack lightweight, comfortable hiking gear. Since the EBC trek is a moderate trek, you don't need to worry too much about preparing.

    • Yes, it is possible, and sometimes, people use helicopters to return to Kathmandu. It is better to take a scenic flight if you have to return via the same traditional trek route. If you want to trek to Everest Base Camp and take a helicopter ride back, you can also book an Everest base camp luxury trek.

    • During the Everest base camp trek, Nepalese currency is used, which is easily exchangeable at the airport, Thamel, or any other money exchange. Always bring cash with you on the hike. Since cards are rarely accepted, it is best to have cash with you.

    • There are numerous types of amazing, lightweight, waterproof boots that are perfect for the walk. Compared to regular shoes or running shoes, hiking boots are more comfortable. For the trek to Everest base camp, shoes that support the ankle are recommended.

    • First, there is no technical equipment required for the hike to Everest Base Camp. There are several trekking needs that are listed on our website and vary depending on the season. Click here for the proper trekking checklist.

    • Everest base camp is more crowded during the trekking seasons. Due to peak times at the Base Camp, it can be difficult to get lodgings sometimes.

    • The traditional Everest Base Camp trek, starting in Lukla, is 130 kilometers long and 65 miles each way. The trek lasts 14 days and involves an average daily walking distance of 10 km.

    • The total Everest Base Camp Trek Package is 14 days long from Kathmandu. Of those 14 days, it takes 11 days to get to Everest Base Camp and back to Kathmandu including 2 days of acclimatization.

    • The 14 days Everest base camp trek cost $1450 per person for the years 2023, 2024, and 2025 from Kathmandu. It may vary sometimes depending on the route, the outfitter, and their services. The cost of the luxurious trekking package and the helicopter return will be slightly more than the cost of the normal packages. 

      All inclusive Everest base camp trek cost ranges start from $1450 up to $8500 with Nepal Trek Adventure. Everest base camp trek cost includes permits, TIMS card, guide, and porter cost, round-trip flight from Kathmandu to Lukla, accommodation, meals, and drinks. The cost generally excludes travel insurance, visa fees, trekking equipment, other personal expenses, and required kinds of stuff.

    • The Everest Base Camp trek is considered to be a moderate trek. It is physically demanding, but it does not require any technical climbing skills. However, it is important to be in good physical condition before attempting the trek.

      • The main health risk associated with trekking to Everest Base Camp is altitude sickness. Altitude sickness is a condition that can affect anyone who travels to high altitudes. Symptoms of altitude sickness include headache, nausea, vomiting, dizziness, and shortness of breath. If you experience any of these symptoms, it is important to descend to a lower altitude immediately.

        • There are many reasons to hike to Everest Base Camp, but if you enjoy hiking and adventure, you must do it once in a lifetime.

        • Everest Base Camp is a popular hiking destination in Nepal and worldwide. It leads to Mount Everest's basic campground. EBC trekking in Nepal allows you to experience the unique culture and traditions of the Buddhist and Tibetan people as you pass through ethnic villages and towns like Lukla, Phakding, Namche Bazaar, Pheriche, Tengboche, Dingboche, and Gorakshep. Due to the Himalayan services and local warmth, travelers return to Nepal for EBC trekking.

        • The cost of trekking to Everest Base Camp varies depending on the length of the trek, the type of accommodations, and the services that are included. However, it is generally a 1400$ to 4000$, depending on type of trek.

          • The best time to trek to Everest Base Camp is during the spring (March-May) or autumn (September-November) seasons. The weather is mild during these seasons, and the views of the Himalayas are stunning.

            • Yes, the Everest base camp walk is worthwhile since it will provide you with lifelong memories of the most breathtaking Himalayan scenery and many more. It is an incredible accomplishment and well worth the effort to hike to the foot of the tallest mountain in the world.

            • Although climbing Everest is dangerous, the trek to Everest Base Camp is typically relatively safe, you go with a skilled team. Tragedies that are reported on Everest typically occur significantly higher on the peak. However, every mountain carries a certain amount of risk.

            • Two permits are required for the Everest Base Camp Trek. They are the Sagarmatha National Conservation Permit and Trekkers' Information Management System (TIMS) Permit,  which cost around $25.

            • The trek to Everest Base Camp is moderately challenging. Two weeks are usually required for the trek. Although no prior trekking experience is necessary for the EBC Trek, it is advised that the trekker be determined and in good physical health.

            • Yes, anyone can do this Everest base camp trekking but you must be physically and mentally fit. Many inspirational people from all across the world have hiked to Everest Base Camp despite having physical limitations. Dare to do t and make your dream come true.

            • The Everest base camp trek mostly starts from Lukla airport after flying from Kathmandu airport. Another popular starting point of the trek is from Jiri where Edmund Hilary had started. Nowadays, almost all companies and trekkers start from Lukla

            • Everest base camp trek is considered a moderately difficult trek. Although the trek to Everest Base Camp won't be easy, it isn't a difficult ascent as well , and if you're in good physical and mental shape, you should be able to handle the task. This journey takes place at a high altitude and lasts for at least 10 to 12 days.

            • The two most popular ways to reach Everest Base Camp are via Jiri and Lukla. Trekkers must fly into Nepal's capital city of Kathmandu, drive all the way to Jiri, and then walk a steep ascent to the Everest Base Camp. The expedition's time to reach Everest will be extended by a few weeks as a result.

              Lukla will be another quick and well-liked route to Everest Base Camp. Trekkers can take a quick flight to Lukla, walk all the way uphill to Everest base camp, then return to Kathmandu through Lukla. From Kathmandu to Kathmandu, it will be a 14-day hike that is easy-going.

            • Taking a guide is compulsory for the Everest Base camp trek but it's highly recommended. As you climb higher into the Himalayas, there is a chance of avalanches and heavy snowfall, making the Everest journey a difficult task.

            • Winter temperatures on Mount Everest range from -37°F to -34°F. At night, Everest Base Camp averages -5 to -12 degrees Celsius. Days are warmer at 4°C.
               

            • You can order meals from the menu while on the hike. The trek's meals are delicious, fresh, and healthy. Both national and international cuisines offer a wide range of choices. 

              Drinking water is typically not included in trek costs, so purchase some water filtration tablets or water purifiers to cleanse the water. You may simply fill up on running water and tap water at tea shops or buy mineral water.

            • Yes, the trek to Everest base camp is safe. There are many lodges and tea houses along the route where you can stay the night. In addition, hotels are tidy and offer hygienic meals. If you are physically capable of hiking for about 6-7 hours per day at a high altitude, EBC is at your feet. You can find trekking maps and directions indicating the whereabouts of several Everest regions all along the way. Because of this, Everest is a safe place to visit, and the native Sherpas are helpful and kind. They always open their arms wide to welcome guests

            • It's not possible to drive by road directly to Mount Everest base camp. You can travel from Kathmandu to Jiri and then continue your 19-day hike to the Everest base camp and back. Similarly, you can fly to Mount Everest base camp by helicopter route after finishing the hiking part or can also return back to Kathmandu by helicopter. Alternatively, you can take a direct helicopter flight from Kathmandu to the Everest base camp and finish the trip in 4 to 5 hour

            • For this Everest base camp trek, the 12-person group is considered to be the best. However, NTA can also make arrangements if your group is larger than 12.

            • A trek to Everest Base Camp is a common desire for hikers, and the Everest region is a stunning location to visit. A tremendous accomplishment, reaching the foot of the highest mountain in the world is definitely worth the effort. Most people believe that the benefits of walking on more crowded pathways outweigh the disadvantages.

            • The best time to trek to Everest base camp is Autumn and Sring as these seasonal have favorable weather and offer a beautiful view of mountains and natural topography.

            • The short answer is yes, you can take a hot shower during your Everest Base Camp Trek. However, there are a few things you need to know:

              • Hot showers are not available in all of the teahouses (lodges) along the EBC trail.
              • Hot showers are typically more expensive than cold showers.
              • Hot water is often heated by solar power, so it may not be available if it's been a cloudy day.
              • Hot showers can be a luxury on a long and challenging trek, so it's up to you to decide if they're worth the extra cost.
            • The short answer is yes, it can be difficult to breathe when trekking to EBC. The air is thinner at high altitudes, which means that there is less oxygen available to breathe. This can cause shortness of breath, fatigue, and headaches.

              The best way to deal with the altitude is to ascend slowly and give your body time to adjust. It is also important to drink plenty of fluids and eat a healthy diet. If you experience any of the symptoms of altitude sickness, such as headache, nausea, or vomiting, it is important to descend to a lower altitude immediately.

              Here are some tips for breathing easier when trekking to EBC:

              • Take your time and don't rush.
              • Breathe deeply and slowly.
              • Drink plenty of fluids.
              • Eat a healthy diet.
              • Get plenty of rest.
              • Be aware of the symptoms of altitude sickness and descend to a lower altitude if you experience any of them.

              With proper planning and preparation, you can enjoy your Everest Base Camp Trek without any breathing problems.

            • Altitude sickness may occur on high-altitude treks like Everest base camp, which also depends on the health of hikers and trekkers.

              Due to altitude sickness during the Everest Base Camp Trek, the health risks of decreasing oxygen levels start to show in hikers at high elevations (1,500–3,500 meters). High altitude has a negative impact on performance and makes breathing harder.

            • The Everest Base Camp trek route can get fairly crowded during peak seasons due to its growing popularity in recent years. Every year, up to 30,000–40,000 individuals travel to Everest Base Camp! Up to 500 people can set out on the trek route each day at the busiest times of the year.

            • Everest Link offers your WiFi service in the Everest region. You must pay, though, to use WiFi. The price could change. Depending on where you are, they may charge $5 or more.

            • Yes, you will need travel insurance for the Everest Base Camp Trek. Purchase travel insurance, and make sure it covers you at altitudes more than 5000m.

            • Normally, once you've made a booking with the company, the cost of your meals and lodging will be covered. It's better to carry approximately $200 USD for your shower, beers, refreshments, and other personal expenses during the journey.

            • In all honesty, a 12-day walk along the Everest Base Camp Trails that involves climbing and descending at a high altitude for 8 to 9 hours each day will inevitably result in a weight loss of 5 to 6 kg. However, how much weight you lose on the walk will depend on how much food, water, and rest you consume.

            • The accommodation is the same along the Everest Base Camp Trek route. You will be staying in lodges or teahouses with minimal amenities.

            • The Everest packing list for the female traveler is listed on our website. click the link, Everest base camp trek packing list. 

            • On the Mount Everest trek, one guide and one porter will be accompanying 2 guests. The purpose of this setup is to make sure that the Everest base camp package functions properly. It ensures that the trip will still go as planned even if one travel companion gets sick.

            • The majority of visitors look at the bathrooms or showers first when choosing a location to stay on their trip to Everest Base Camp. It's because a nice stay depends on a good, clean bathroom. Bathrooms and toilets are essential for both human and environmental health. Most lodges have restrooms and showers, but if you want a hot shower, you have to pay a charge and then you'll get a bucket of hot water.

            • Apart from the hotel in Kathmandu all of the accommodations on the Everest Base Camp Trek route are likely to be teahouses. The EBC teahouses in Nepal offer simple, clean, and comfortable lodging.

            • March, April, May, October, and November are the most popular months for trekking in the Everest region because they are the months with the best weather.

            • Walking shoes/trekking boots, socks, pants, shirts, T-shirts, skirts, warm sleeping bag and jacket, water bottle and Trekker's bag, flashlight, toiletries, lighter, sunglasses, handbag/day bag, shaving paraphernalia, woolen hat, long underwear, trekking boots, sun cream and sandals, umbrella, raincoat, waterproof jacket, walking shoes with new waffle soles, and plastic sheeting for covering the bag.

            • Yes, you can take helicopter to Everest base camp with additional cost. It takes only maximum 2 to 3 people in one shuttle. It is because you will find less air in base camp and helicopter cannot takeoff with heavy load. Everest base camp helicopter landing cost would be $ 500 extra per person.

            • Yes. You can trek to Everest Base Camp without a guide. Although you can climb this trail on your own, we advise using the local Sherpas. This not only helps a vital industry but also provides you with insider knowledge that will improve your trip significantly

            • Yes, the Everest base camp trek is open and everyone is welcome to participate in the trek. Nepal has officially reopened to tourism in 2021 after the covid outbreak, but all visitors must be vaccinated and must have a negative covid test within 72 hours of their first flight departure.

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              BrownCanada,May 24, 2024

              Trekking to Everest Base Camp With Best Company of Nepal

              Our journey of Everest Base Camp Trek with Nepal Trek Adventure was an unforgettable family adventure. Witnessing the awe and wonder in my children's eyes as we ascended higher into the Himalayas was truly priceless. Together, we faced challenges, supported each other through tough stretches, and celebrated our achievements as a united family.

              The moments of shared awe at the breathtaking landscapes and the overwhelming sense of accomplishment upon reaching Base Camp are memories that will forever resonate with us. This trek not only strengthened our family bond but also instilled in us resilience and determination that extend beyond the mountains into our daily lives.

              I am immensely grateful to Nepal Trek Adventure and our guide, Shiva, whose unwavering support and expertise made our journey smooth and joyful. Their dedication ensured that every step of the way was filled with meaningful experiences and cherished memories. Thank you, Nepal Trek Adventure, for helping us create lifelong memories on this incredible journey to Everest Base Camp.

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              Ava GarciaUnited States,May 03, 2024

              Solo Everest Base Camp Trek

              Going on the Everest Base Camp trip by myself was a way to learn about myself and think about things. I felt more connected to nature and to myself with each step. I could understand how big the Himalayas were in a way I wouldn't have been able to without being alone. Even though the problems were scary at times, the satisfaction of reaching Base Camp was hard to explain. The trek took me out of my comfort zone, pushed me to my limits, and made me realize how strong and resilient I am on the inside. Thank you so much to Nepal Trek Adventure and their team for always being there for us and helping us along the way. Their knowledge and support made all the difference.
               

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