Everest Base Camp Trek in Nepal world’s best trek which presents you to collect lifetime memory to the south Base Camp of Mount Everest (8,848m). Along the EBC Trek you take pleasure acknowledging Sherpa and Buddhist culture, tradition with massive view of snow capped Himalayan range.
The EBC Trekking in Nepal is great chance to observe the towering peaks which stand taller than anything else in the world on the elevation of 8,848 meters. Take pleasure with several peaks from different angle. Explore the Everest region’s majestic Himalayas following Edmund Hillary’s steps the trek finally arrives at your dream destination of Everest Base Camp.
Once with scenic flight to Lukla Airport the Mount Everest Base Camp trek continues along the side of Dudhkoshi River passing Main Sherpa Capital of legendry Sherpa people’s junction. Here another chance to discover the largest monastery of Nepal in Tengboche and riches no treek region of Dingboche. You will step up the same trail which Sior Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay Sherpa hiked to rich the top of Everest on 1953. Along the trail main attraction peaks are Mt Everest (8,848m), Mt. Cho Oyu (8153m), Mount Makalu (8,463m) and Mt Lhotse (8,501m) along with uncountable small peaks towering side by side. Everest National park is also home for wild animals, birds and rare flora and fauna.
Once you reach the base camp the same way return within 3 days to Lukla airport to catch following day’s morning flight to Kathmandu.
Everest Base Camp Trek Itinerary
Day 01: Arrive at Kathmandu airport – Pick up and transfer to Hotel.
Day 02: Kathmandu Valley tour (World Heritage sites, temples and monuments)
Day 03: Morning flight to Lukla airport (2860m) and trek to Fakding village (2610m) – 4 hours walking
Day 04: Fakding to Namche Bazar (3440m) – 7 hours walk
Day 05: Rest or acclimatization day – Hike to Everest View Hotel (3860m) and return – 4 hours
Day 06: Trek to Tengboche (3867m) – 6 hours walk – evening visit the Monastery
Day 07: Trek to Dingboche (4358m) – 6 hours walking
Day 08: Another rest day – Hike to Chhukung Village (4730m) and return Dingboche for overnight sleep.
Day 09: Trek to Lobuche (4928m) – 6 to 7 hours
Day 10: Trek to Goreksheep (5180m) and continue trek to Everest Base Camp (5,364m) and return Goreksheep – 8 to 9 hours
Day 11: Morning hike to Kalapatthar View Point (5545m) and trek down to Pheriche (4200m) – 7 hours walking
Day 12: Trek Back to Namche Bazar (6 hours)
Day 13: Trek down to Lukla (6 hours)
Day 14: Morning flight to Kathmandu (35 minutes flight)
Day 15: departure from Nepal – We will drop you to Kathmandu airport
Find out more info in our blog – Tips for Everest Base Camp Trek
Everest Base Camp Trek is uneven with extreme ascend and descend. Travelers suffer from Altitude Sickness mostly trekking above 3000 m. In such a situation, you need to trek downhill if possible or rest on the same trekking area. Don’t increase or decrease your walking pace. Maintain it same throughout the trek. This helps a lot for reaching Everest Base Camp without any hindrances.
Beginner is not recommended to choose EBC trekking because the trails are tricky, sloppy, and rocky and snowfall may occur any time. Choosing some light trekking like Annapurna Base Camp trek, Manaslu Base Camp Trek, Langtang Valley trekking would be the best options other than the Everest Base Camp trek for the first-time trekker in Nepal.
Physical fitness for Everest Base Camp Trek
The Trekking distance is 62 km from Lukla which is obviously tedious for all. Sometimes, you need to trek for 8-9 hours. And, if you’re not physically fit and fine, suffering from mental problems or any other diseases, it would be very difficult for you to walk throughout the trail. So, prepare yourself doing physical exercises every day earlier before the trek.
The trail is rugged and sometimes blister may catch your feet due to uncomfortable trekking shoes. Always make yourself comfortable so that you can enjoy trekking in the trail. Try your best making happy trail.
Everest Base Camp Trek Accommodations
There will be no problem regarding accommodation from our side. We will arrange standard tea houses and lodges during the trek. The tea houses will be twin sharing. However, if you wish for single served rooms, you shall pay an additional of USD 200 for it. Sometimes, you may need to share washrooms and toilet facilities. We recommend booking the tea houses earlier. If you plan going with us, we shall do that work for you.
Everest Base Camp Trek Meals
Nepalese national food, Daal Bhat, pickle, curry is available in every tea houses. Beside this, western foods like snacks, Tibetan, Italian, Indian cuisines can be found in the lodges. The menus hold multiple numbers of food items and you can choose to eat any one of them. After Namche Bazaar, we suggest not to eat non-veg items because they are carried from Namche Bazaar which taking more time gap. So, you will be eating stale non-veg items which definitely cause an error in your health.
Leaders and Staff Arrangement
We focus more on our staffs, leaders and their arrangements. We conduct a selection process for guides based on their experience, quality and skills shown in the previous treks. Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour focuses on brilliant, strong guides and porters. Our guides are well trained with some training like English Language, Trekking Guide Training, and First Aid training.
Travel insurance for Everest Base Camp Trekking in Nepal
As per the need of the client, Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour provides Medical and Helicopter Rescue. Note that selling and buying of insurance are not done by us.
Everest Base Camp Trekking Acclimatization
Going up faster causes altitude sickness and lack of oxygen. Air gets thinner and thinner ongoing higher elevation. So, the amount of oxygen decreases at a higher elevation. It may cause the death of people. Adopting in such an environment takes time. Therefore, Acclimatization days are kept in between the trekking period. Namche Bazaar and Dingboche are two destinations in this trek where we take acclimatization.
Equipment and Packing List
Many travelers forget to buy the items and search them on the trek. So, this help you to get in-depth required items for the Everest Base Camp Trek. You need to carry your bag pack yourself while the Luggage will be carried by a porter. Below is the document required and all the packing list.
- PP size photos, valid passport
- Passport Photocopies, Travel insurance and Visa form which can be easily obtained from Airport
- ATM cards, Credit Cards for withdrawing your funds
- Dollars, Euros or Pounds for daily expenses as you can exchange them easily at Money exchanges at Thamel
Everest Base Camp Trek Equipment lists
- Head Scarf and Warm Hat: Head Scarf usually protects your head from the dusty condition and the warm hat covers your head
- Sunglasses: It protects your eyes from harmful sun rays.
Upper and Lower Body
- Light thermal Tops: Light Thermal tops makes easy for walking along the trail
Waterproof Shell Jacket: Himalayan region may face rain any time. So, it’s mandatory carrying Waterproof Shell Jacket
- Down Vest or Jacket: Keeps you warm under cold condition
- Non- cotton Underwear: It helps in easy walking.
- Hiking Shorts and trousers: These items are essential for keeping your body away from cold.
- Waterproof Pants and Woolen trousers: Waterproof pants for protection from rain and Woolen trousers during cold climate.
- 2 Pairs of Gloves: due to extreme frostbite, your fingers may get cut off. So the poly liner and fleece gloves protect you from such condition.
Feet, Sleeping, Rucksack and travel bags:
Inner and wool Socks: we recommend 2-2 pairs of inner and wool socks for the trek.
- Hiking Boots
- 1 sleeping bag
- 1 medium rucksack
- Small day pack for carrying your valuable items
- First Aid Kit
- Anit-Headache, Anti-Diarrhoea Pills
- Cold Medicine
- Anti-altitude Sickness Pills
- Water Purification Tablets
- Stomach Antibiotic
Frequently Asked Questions
How much is Everest Base Camp Trek Cost?
It depends, In general normal package with standard services including all package services costs USD 1200 per person for Everest Base Camp Trek but there are several options of choices for the package. If you choose luxury hotel in Kathmandu the differences in prices will apply. Likewise, there are several different standard hotels and lodges along the trek. Some hotel charges similar prices like 5 stars in Kathmandu. Some companies sell Everest Base Camp trek less than 1000 USD but they surely compromises in services along the trek.
Can you independently trek to Everest Base Camp?
Yes you can! But without support of company, guide and porter the Trek to Everest Base Camp can be the hardest adventure of your life. Please note it will be very hard to carry your bags in high elevation. You easily can obtain flight to Lukla and return but in case of bad weather first day flight didn’t work out, without the help of local companies it will be hard for you to manage following days ticket. Normally in main season time the month like March, April, May and September, October and November the hotels and lodges should be booked in advance. As you are traveling in high elevation in case of any problems there won’t be any one to help you.
Why to do Private trek?
Most of the company’s offers group joining departure dates on their website but in group joining option any age people have to be adjusted, their interests, culture and so many factors affect the trip. Some people walks too slow and some walks too fast. In Everest Base Camp private Trek the guide and porter always cares you privately, in larger group you will not be touched with guide and you feel unsecure. In Case one of the group members got high altitude problems or any other problems the trip may go wrong and you will have less chance to complete it. The price for joining trek and private trek is pretty same.
Which Time of the year should I make plan for EBC Trek?
However it’s crowded in Main season months like March, April, May, September, October and November these month considered as best month to do Everest Base Camp Trek. Weather in this month stays stable and dry, perfect for trek and sightseeing, No clouds on sky mostly, you easily can take pleasure viewing the entire snow covered peaks. It will also be warm compared to other months.
Difficulty Level of Everest Base Camp Trek
Everyone believe the Everest Base Camp Trek is hard but it’s not! If you are in good health condition with regular condition you easily can do EBC Trek in Nepal.
Approximately 130 kilometers is measured for Everest Base Camp Trek up and down from Lukla. Just imagine that 130 kilometers in 11 or 12 walking is nothing. Its just snow walks per a day 5 to 6 hours in average. The altitude is problem so the itinerary has designed with two acclimatization days.
- Pick up upon arrival from Kathmandu airport
- Three nights Kathmandu deluxe accommodations with breakfasts in Kathmandu
- Kathmandu world Heritage sites and temples tour with experienced guide and transport , 2:1 porter to carry your bags during the trek days
- Kathmandu to Lukla and Lukla to Kathmandu flight transfer
- An experienced, Government license holder guide with his all payments
- Your all meals (Breakfasts/Lunches/Dinners) along with tea house of lodge accommodations
- Everest National Park Fees and Tims
- First aid medical kid box services
- Emergency co-operation services
- Ground transfer by private vehicles
What's not included?
- All meals in Kathmandu (lunches and Dinners)
- Hard and soft drinks along with tea and coffee along the trek
- Personal travel insurance and rescue operations
- Tips for Guide and porters