Everest Base Camp Trek

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Trip Info

  • Duration

    14 Days

  • Max. Altitude

    Kalapathar 5545 m

  • Difficulty

    difficult

  • Starts From

    Kathmandu

  • Trip Ends At

    Kathmandu

  • Transport

    Private Drive & Flight

  • Region/Type

    Everest Khumbu Treks
  • Best Season:

    • Spring (Mar, Apr)
    • Autumn (Mid-Sep - Mid November)

Everest Base Camp Trek Overview

Everest Base Camp Trek - a 14 Days trek is a perfect timeframe to reach the base camp of Mount Everest. Laying at the Solukhumbu district within the Sagarmatha National Park, Everest base camp trek is the most popular trekking amongst trekkers due to the sheer popularity of Mt. Everest.

On this trip, you experience an awe-inspiring view of Mt. Everest from Kala Patthar (black rock) an optimally preferred distance, and view the gigantic Everest and relish its empowering glory - quite an extraordinary feeling. The highest elevation you reach on these 14 days is 5545m.

Though Mt. Everest is the most alluring aspect of this trek, nonetheless, other famous peaks like Mt. Ama Dablam, Mt. Lhotse, Mt. Nuptse, Mt. Lobuche, Mt Tawache, etc that also rise high touching the skies in the vicinity, could be an extra treat to your eyes.

Tengboche monastery is another point of attraction for up-close views of the surrounding mountains and Namche Bazzar, the business hub of the region, is the gateway to Everest.

A strong presence of Buddhism can be felt in most of the places on your trek route. The colorful prayer flags dancing with the flow of gentle to temperate winds, stupas, monasteries, mani stones on the trekking trails reflect the presence of strong culture within the region.

The terrain is also quite unique surrounded by alpine forests, a 100% Sherpa village with Sherpas, and their simplicity within this harsh environment of mother nature are some noticeable features trekking to the base camp.

Major Attraction of Everest Base Camp Trek

  • Flight to & from Lukla with a birds-eye view of the beautiful landscape and mountainous terrain.
  • View of the several eight-thousanders including the mighty Everest.
  • Stopping places like Namche Bazaar, Syangboche, Thamel, etc.
  • Attractive Sherpa people with heart-warming cultures, traditions, and hospitality
  • Buddhist community with own unique and ancient lifestyle
  • Sagarmatha National Park – one of the UNESCO World Heritage Sites of the world
  • Monasteries like Rongbuk, Tengboche, Dingboche, Thame, Khumjung, Pangboche, and many more
  • Himalayan views from Kalapatthar and Everest Base Camp
  • Tea houses, hotels, and lodges where you acclimatize and take rest
  • Museum, library, and workshops (like Sherpa Culture Museum, Khumbu International Library, and Pyramid International Laboratory)
  • Khumbu Icefall and glacier
  • Peak climbing spots and passes crossing

EBC Trek Difficulty and Preparation

Everest Base Camp Trek is categorized as moderate level in intensity or difficulty level. 

Since you have to reach somewhere around 5500m, hiking 6-7 hrs steep up or down along slide small narrow rugged terrain is required and something you must be prepared ahead of.

If you are in reasonably good physical condition, even beginners will be able to complete this trek successfully according to our gentle acclimatization routine as well as the excellent leadership of Himalayan Trekkers hiking instructors.

Our guides hike alongside you, ensuring that you take regular breaks and drink plenty of water as you ascend further up. They are also first-aid trained and cater to all of your requirements to ensure that you enjoy your 14 days trekking to Everest base camp.

Regular cardiovascular activities at home, such as walking and running, will help you prepare for this adventure. These will help you build up your endurance so that you can embrace this journey to the fullest. 

Best Time For Everest Base Camp

Spring is the most popular season to hike to most of the packages of the Everest Region. The weather will be very clear and dry. Most of the Everest summit happens during March-May and maybe you will come across climbing crew on the trail. 

In spring, you will find the region and trails very beautiful filled with Rhododendron forests in different colors. The trails will be busiest this season with picture-perfect views of nature. 

After spring another best season is Autumn. This season is very popular amongst the trekkers for the magical panoramic view of mountain peaks with less heat and clouds. 

On the trails, you can see the lush green forest filled with different colorful flowers and green landscape as post-monsoon. The Autumn season offers you warm pleasant days with few cold nights. You get the best clear view of Mount Everest in Autumn.

A more detailed version of the weather can be found on our blog page – Weather of Everest Base Camp.

Trek Route to Everest Base Camp

Firstly, you fly from Kathmandu to Lukla, then trek to Phakding, Namche Bazaar, Tengboche, Dingboche and Lobuche. From Lobuche, you'll finally reach your dream destination.

If you prefer not to fly to Lukla, you can also reach the base camp by road which is as much as exciting as you get to view the landscape of the entire region all the way from Kathmandu.

After that, you ascend further to Kala Patthar via Gorakshep, which is Everest's first Base Camp. However, there are other alternative routes to the base camp. You trek from Gorakshep to Pheriche, then return via the same route to Namche Bazaar and finally Lukla, where your trek comes to an end and finally you fly back to Kathmandu.

An alternative route to Everest Base Camp would be via Jiri following the classic route.

Throughout your trek, you will be surrounded by the astonishing views of Mount Everest, Ama Dablam, Nuptse, Lhotse, Makalu, Cholhatse, Pumori, and several other snow-capped peaks. On your journey, you can also see glaciers, frozen trek paths, white-water rivers, suspension bridges, and several other natural attractions. 

As you explore these tiny mountain-top villages, gathering with your team and planning for the adventure ahead, you will encounter a number of people, including guides, mountaineers, and porters, as well as additional explorers.

You'll walk through the Himalayan wilderness on your feet, passing prayer flag-draped suspension bridges and observation points in the heart of the Himalayas.  

Every step you take takes you closer to the majestic Mt. Everest, also known as Sagarmatha in Nepali and Chomolungma in Tibetan. As you meet the friendly locals who dwell in these communities scattered along the trek route, you get to learn more about those names. 

Furthermore, no other journey will bring you closer to the world's tallest summit, Mt. Everest, which is recognized as the most inspiring experience in the Himalayas. All in all, this trekking is a life-changing experience that leaves you with an unrivaled collection of memories. 

If you haven't yet considered trekking along this unbelievably gorgeous route then adding that to the bucket list is definitely a priority!

For time-restricted travelers, a short trek to everest can be merely completed in just 8 days and for those who want more luxury, Himalayan Trekkers' Everest Luxury Trek would be a good choice.

Itinerary in Details

Day 1: Arrival in Kathmandu

🕑 30 Min Drive to Hotel

Max Altitude: 1350 M

Our representative will receive you from the airport upon your arrival and safely transfer you to the hotel. The airport is located 8 km southwest of Thamel where the hotel is located. It takes around 20-30 minutes to reach the hotel from the airport depending on the traffic. 

If you arrive in the morning or by noon then we will take you to stroll around a couple of tourist places around Thamel after you freshen up at the hotel. 
In the evening, we will take you for the welcome dinner and brief you about the trek.  

Meals: Welcome Dinner

Accommodation: Standard Hotel in KTM

Day 2: Fly to Lukla (2860 m) & Trek to Phakding

🕑 35 Min flight & 3 Hours Hike

Max Altitude: 2610 M

The flight to Lukla usually takes off during the morning and it is also better to fly in the morning in terms of safety since we’ll be flying above rocky cliffs and a zigzag landscape. We prefer and suggest moring flights as it skips the harsh wind, the weather is more clear.

After the 35 minutes flight to Lukla, we will enjoy a fresh and hygienic breakfast in Lukla and prepare for the trip. We then start our hike towards our dream destination. Our next stop will be Phakding. The route is plain mostly, but a couple of gradual downhill hikes are included. 

This hike is a great start as we get acclimatized along the way, it’s a preparation for the further hikes during the trek. We pass a couple of villages enjoying the mesmerizing view then we’ll finally reach Phakding. 

Phakding will be where we will spend the night. But if you wish to hike further to make the trail a bit shorter for the next day then you could hike further to Monjo. 

Meals: Breakfast Lunch & Dinner

Accommodation: Tea House

Day 3: Trek to Namche Bazaar

🕑 5 Hours Walk

Max Altitude: 3,440 M

We start our trek after breakfast passing through Monjo, Jorsale, Everest National Park entry, and then we hike upwards for 4 hours after crossing the Hillary suspension bridge over Dudh Koshi River. During our upward hike, we see the first view of Everest on the trek. 

You can stroll around the narrow alleys of Namche Bazar chatting with the locals, visit various monasteries, Sherpa villages, and local cafes and also take photographs in this picturesque town.

If you are lucky enough to reach Namche Bazar on a Tuesday, then you will get a wonderful opportunity to observe the Haat Bazar (farmers market/weekly market) where farmers and traders sell their products on stalls. This market is very lively and the perfect opportunity to buy souvenirs to take back home. 

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Accommodation: Tea House

Day 4: Acclimatization and Explore around Namche Bazaar

🕑 Full Day

Max Altitude: 3,440 M

We usually include 2 days for acclimatization in Namche in most of our packages. But you have two activities option for this day. The first option is that you can hike up to Syangboche early in the morning for a Sunrise view from where a beautiful view of sunrise peeking through the Himalayas as well as landscape and Namche Bazar view from the hilltop can be seen. 

The hike to Syangboche takes around 2 hours up and down. After the hike, you can have breakfast in the courtyard of Everest View Hotel enjoying the view of Everest, Nuptse, Lhotse, Ama Dablam, Thamserku, Kongde, Kangtega, Kusum Kangaru, and other high Himalayas. 

After this, you can return to the hotel in Namche and stroll around in the evening. Namche Bazar is the last stop during the trek where you can purchase necessary goodies and withdraw cash. 

Another option is that, if Khumjung is not covered on your itinerary while returning back, you can hike to Khumjung Village on this day. If you are willing to experience a full-day excursion then this will be the best option. This hike takes 4 to 5 hours up and down. 

Please do consult with our professional guide in advance then he will be happy to take you to the Khumjung Village. The highlights of this village are monasteries and the view of the Himalayas seen from here is mesmerizing. In Khumjung, lots of notable infrastructures are contributed to the community by Sir Edmund Hillary. 

After this, you can return back to the hotel in Namche and stroll around in the evening. 

Note: If you do not want to spend two nights in Namche then you can also spend the second night in Khumjung but you will have to inform us in advance so that we can customize your trip. 

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Accommodation: Tea House

Day 5: Trek to Tengboche

🕑 5 Hours Walk

Max Altitude: 3,867 M

Post breakfast, you will start your journey towards Tengboche, a mesmerizing Khumjung village having the largest gompa (gumba). The breathtaking trail is in continues from above Dudh Kosi. From here onwards, the stunning view of the mountains like Mt Everest, Nuptse, Ama Dablam, and Lhotse in the Khumbu region can be observed.

You will then trek through settlements that reflect the culture of the place and small tea shops that look like a place on the pages of fables. Next, you will make a halt at Phunki Tenga for lunch. 

After lunch and relaxation, you will walk towards a steep climb of 3 hours to Tengboche. After further climbing, you will finally reach Tengboche where you can witness gorgeous views of the Himalayas.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Accommodation: Tea House

Day 6: Trek to Dingboche

🕑 5 Hours Walk

Max Altitude: 4,410 M

With the beautiful scenic views of the surrounding mountains, you start your trek towards Dingboche. On your way, you can see the barley, buckwheat and potato field. 

You can explore the village, enjoy a hot cup of coffee or local tea.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Accommodation: Tea House

Day 7: Trek to Lobuche

🕑 4/5 Hours Walk

Max Altitude: 4,930 M

On this day, you will cross a green wide valley overlooked by the extraordinary peaks of Cholatse and Tawache. When you turn right, you will move towards a steep climb to reach the foot of the Khumbu Glacier. 

The quaint teahouse at Duglha will be an amazing stop for lunch. Then, continue on a zigzag trail that will take you through the glacier's terminal moraine.

When we reach the top of our climb, you will find many stone cairns which have been constructed as memorials to the brave Sherpas who died while climbing to conquer the mighty Mt Everest. 

The path ascends along the glacier and you will notice many little houses at Lobuche. The entire trail will be covered in approximately 4-5 hours.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Accommodation: Tea House

Day 8: Trek to Everest Base Camp (5,364 m) via Gorakshep (5,140 m)

🕑 7 Hours Walk

Max Altitude: 5,364 M

Finally, the day which you have awaited the most, trek to Everest Base Camp. Today the hiking hours is a bit longer than previous days, i.e. 7 hours but worthwhile. You make up to the EBC via Gorakshep. 

Gorakshep is the original Base camp of Mt. Everest at an altitude of 5180 meters. The trail is a rocky path with the view of snow peaks, glaciers, and icebergs. You finally reach the Everest Base Camp. 

The extraordinary and incredible view is an additional advantage in your journey to the Base Camp. Now, after spending some moment here, you will trek back to Gorakshep to spend the night at a trek lodge.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Accommodation: Tea House

Day 9: Trek to Kala Patthar (5,545 m) and Back to Pheriche (4,243 m)

🕑 6 Hours Walk

Max Altitude: 5,545 M

Today you start your early morning trek to Kala Patthar to experience the stunning sunrise view on the mountains. You get to see the spectacular panoramic view of Mt. Everest, Pumori, Khumbutse, Nuptse, Lhotse, Lingtren, etc. 

The trek duration will be about 6 hours and you reach Pheriche to spend the night at a guest house.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Accommodation: Tea House

Day 10: Trek back from Pheriche to Tengboche

🕑 4/5 Hours Walk

Max Altitude: 3,860 M

Your trek begins from Pheriche and ends at Tengboche. You will pass through the lush green forest, beautiful rivers, uniquely built monasteries, and nonetheless the background view of Mt. Ama Dablam. 

The return trek for the day stretches another 4-5 hours or more. Have amazing views on your trail through the alpine valley. You will cross the Khumbu Khola and ascend a steep trail to reach the top of a small ridge where you can enjoy beautiful views of Kangtega, Amadablam, and Imja valley.

You will steadily make your way through a mesmerizing forest of rhododendron, juniper as well as fir and with a gradual climb through the forest to reach Tengboche. During the spring season, you can totally feel the beauty of the magical rhododendron flowers.

You will stay overnight at a guest house in Tengboche.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Accommodation: Tea House

Day 11: Trek back to Namche Bazaar

🕑 4/5 Hours Walk

Max Altitude: 3,440 M

On this day, you will start your journey to Dudh Kosi and cross a bridge, then pass through lush pine trees and ultimately reach Thasinga. Still, you will get to see the Thamserku and Kangtega. 

Next, The trail continues above the valley and moves through nature’s beauty Sanasa. At Kyangjuma, you will eventually reach Namche from Tengboche.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Accommodation: Tea House

Day 12: Trek back to Lukla from Namche

🕑 6/7 Hours Walk

Max Altitude: 2,860 M

On you last day of the trek, your way back to Lukla will lead you through a steep rocky trail in the terrain and cross several suspension bridges over the Dudh Koshi River. The bridges serve as a pass-through for beautiful rhododendron and pine forest, dreamlike Sherpa villages, and finally take you the trails to arrive at Lukla. The entire trail stretches over 6-7 hours by walk.

The place looks even more beautiful as you are carrying back lots of reviving memories. Once you reach Lukla, you will stay overnight at a guest house.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Accommodation: Tea House

Day 13: Fly to Kathmandu & Transfer to Hotel Afternoon OPT Sightseeing Around in KTM

🕑 35 Min Flight and 30 Min Drive to Hotel

Max Altitude: 1350 M

You will fly back to Kathmandu leaving the Solukhumbu district. The flight duration is about 30 minutes. We Himalayan trekkers team would be extremely glad to assist you for your achievement on reaching the Everest Base Camp. 

We really hope you had a heart-warming experience with us and in Nepal. After a short break spending in a hotel, sightseeing to some UNESCO listed heritage sites and later in the evening a farewell dinner is organized by us where you can have authentic Nepalese food in a popular Nepali restaurant.

Meals: Breakfast & Farewell Dinner

Accommodation: Standard Hotel in KTM

Day 14: Final Departure from Kathmandu

🕑 30 Min Drive to Airport

After/Before breakfast as per your flight schedule, check-out from the hotel to catch your scheduled flight to the Airport with a representative from Himalayan trekkers, Looking for your words on us and waiting for you for next leisure/vacation in Nepal, Bhutan Tibet, and India. Have a safe journey onward to your destination.

Meals: Breakfast

Everest Base Camp Trek Map

Includes

  • All ground transfers in a private vehicle including airport pickup and dropoff
  • Twin/Double sharing 3* Standard Category accommodations in Kathmandu
  • Daily breakfast at Hotel in Kathmandu
  • Twin/Double Sharing lodge/Tea House/Guest house Accommodations during the trek as per itinerary
  • Meals - Breakfast, Lunches & Dinner during the trek
  • Domestic (Kathmandu – Lukla – Kathmandu) airfare and taxes 
  • An experienced English speaking guide & required porters as per group size
  • All wages, allowances, insurance, medical and equipment for supporting crew.
  • Sagarmatha (Everest) National Park Fees
  • Trekkers' Information Management System fees & Local Province (Municipality/Village) Fees (All Permits)
  • Welcome or Farewell Dinner in Authentic Nepali restaurant
  • Government taxes

Excludes

  • Nepal Entry Visa Fees 
  • International Airfare & Departure Taxes
  • Excess baggage (cargo) charges
  • Meals (Lunch & Dinner) in the city
  • Personal expenses such as phone calls, laundry, bar bills, battery recharge, extra porters, bottle or boiled water, hot shower, etc.
  • Tips for guides/driver/porters
  • Any extra cost arising from bad weather, unfavorable circumstances (road blockage, landslide, flight delay, etc.)
  • Travel Insurance

FAQ'S

Q. Is is hard to get to Everest Base Camp ?

Trek to the EBC requires lots of walking, like around 5-6 hrs in a day.

We strongly recommend you to do some physical exercise (activities such as walking, running, swimming, or hiking of some kind) to be physically fit at least a couple of months before your trek starting date.

Q. How much money do I need to get to EBC ?

Our price includes accommodation, meals, city tours & all ground and air transport all-inclusive. Other personal expenses totally depend upon your shopping habits. 

You are only liable to pay for additional meals, table drinks, snacks, hot showers (accessible in some places), alcoholic drinks, & meals in the city. 

Tips to the guides, porter, or any other members are not mandatory. You can tip them if you are satisfied with their service.

Q. Can beginners do Everest Base Camp Trek?

If well prepared and physically fit, anyone with planning, proper gears, and with the help of a professional experienced guide, anyone can do the Everest Base Camp trek. 

Carelessness, non-hygienic food, dehydration, stress, and lack of proper guidance are some of the major factors that lead to ACute mountain sickness (AMS). 

With Himalayan Trekkers, we take care of your well-being – so you need not worry about it.

Q. How does Himalayan Trekkers deal with an emergency situation?

Your safety is our topmost priority and we make sure that you are sound on every step. 

If by chance anyone gets sick, we will take you to the nearest hospital asap. If the condition is more critical – a rescue helicopter is called & the expenses are covered by the insurance company.

Thus insurance is mandatory for this trek with a policy that covers up to an altitude of 5500 m. Additionally, the insurance package should also cover loss/theft of baggage or equipment.

Q. What are the documents required before starting EBC trek?

After the trek confirmation, all we require from you is a digital copy of your valid passport, a passport size photograph, and also a confirmation of the airline ticket when done.

A detailed FAQ's on Everest Base Camp can be found on our blog page.

Reviews

Guilherme

Brazil

PERFECT !! 

We´re from Brazil and was recommended Himalayan Trekkers. We contacted Raj and the schedule was perfect. He was waiting for us at airport, and we had a pretty nice reception. We stayed a couple of days with him before starting the adventure, and all the time he was very nice and attentive with us. The trekking was PERFECT. The weather of everest base camp was also very nice. Our guide was very nice and friendly. We had all the support on the way! Raj has a very professional team, and everything he does is with quality and security! It was the trip of my life! I RECOMMEND!!!

Van Linh

Viet Nam

A fantastic Trek to Everest base camp

I was in travelling with Adventure Mission Nepal (Himalayan Trekkers) and thank to AMN, we can see beautiful view and enjoyed perfect moment. Pls come to Nepal and contact to Adventure Mission Nepal. You will not miss any wonderfull moment :)

Ming Kong

United States

Trek to EBC

The trek goes through some breathtaking vistas. And in November most of the days were sunny, but tends to be cold and breezy early in the day and late in the evening. Madan my guide was excellent and very helpful. He knows the area very well. Raj Dhamala has always been very quick to respond to your question and concern. On the whole my experience with them has been excellent and I would recommend them highly.

Vajira R

Sri Lanka

Trek to EBC

Our tour operator was Adventure Mission Nepal. The owner Raj is a very kind & accommodating person. He had everything in place when we got to Kathmandu. On arrival, Raj met us at the hotel & briefed us on the expedition since we had to take a 4-hour drive to Ramechap to get a flight to Lukla. The guide put in charge of us is well experienced. It was a 14-day tour & the itinerary was well planned with 2 days inbuilt for acclimation. The tour company helped us to purchase all the gear needed for the trek from Kathmandu.

We were given clean good places for accommodation & the food was excellent. The porter was also a very nice chap. All in all, it was an awesome experience. Thank you, Raj for everything, your kindness & the advice & support.

Václav Pešout

Czech Republic

EBC trek

Everest Base Camp trek with great arrangements by Adventure Mission Nepal. Pickup up on the airport, support during choosing equipment, setup daily programs and many others. Very experienced guides and professional access by Raj made this trip unforgettable. I would certainly recommend Himalayan Trekkers.

Thank You, Guys

 

 

Arnel

Korea

The BEST in Nepal

I had the best experience with Raj! I wasn't just about the trip, it was also about the hospitality and how this company care about their travelers. They only work with the best trekking and tour guides which makes a huge difference! I highly recommend Adventure Mission Nepal (Himalayan Trekkers) for all of your travel and trekking in Nepal!

Sergio Alforo

Spain

 

Great experience in Everest with Himalyan Trekkers!!!

Great experience, fantastic views, good guide and Mt. Everest. Lakpha with his porters were amazing to take care in Everest. His knowledge about mountains, culture, and nature of this region was fav. Got chance to meet Lakpha's family.

Raj organized everything for us, it was a stress-free trek. Will return soon. Highly recommended.

Harry Ruscoe

United States

Great Everest base camp trek!...

My Husband and I spent a memorable fifteen day holiday by trekking in Everest region in Nepal. The entire trip from start to finish was organised by Himalayan Trekkers..... our guide Sankar and helper Tsring were amazing...

Everything was well organized by the Team.... We both had a great time .....Highly recommended!

Duncan

Australia

1st trek to Everest, Nepal with Adventure Mission Nepal...

Being one of the mountain lover, I visited Nepal under Adventure Mission Nepal. Mate Raj and went for Everest base camp trek. Seriously... I fall in love with mountains, people and nature of the Everest region. Balkrisna (my guide) & Phurba (porter) were too good who always took proper care of mine in mountains. 

Thanks everyone for a wonderful experience in Everest. I will surely be back for Annapurna circuit trek. See you guys. Take care.

Cole Sariak

United States

Amazing trek to Everest base camp...

Great, Glorious and Gained trek to Everest base camp. From initial day till the moment of leaving Nepal after farewell was wonderful. Thanks Raj, Shankar and Dawa for everything you did for us to make this trek wonderful and memorable one. See you in next vacation.

Selena Clinton

United States

Great Trek with Himalayan Trekkers !!

Wow! What a great time i enjoyed with Himalayan Trekkers ! Enjoyed a lot in this fantastic trek to Everest base camp. Raj & his family were too close to me in short duration. Thanks Raj, Dawa & Manbhadur for everything you did for me to bring smile in my face.

Bye & see you soon guys... Highly recommended for any kind of adventure in Nepal.

 

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