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Everest Base Camp Trek

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Introduction

Trek to Everest Base Camp is one of the most popular activities among people who visit Nepal for a holiday. The temples of Kathmandu, the Hospitable Nepalese people, and Sherpa culture are breathtaking. High thrilling trekking passes high scenery( imposing Himalayan mountain ranges), glaciers (snowfields), and sherpa culture, with centuries-old monasteries, are the main attractions of this trek. The Everest Base Camp Trek is famous for its standard adventures and friendly Sherpa people in the Khumbu region. Although trekking to the foot of the highest mountain might not be simple and easy, if you have determination and bravery in yourself it’s makeable.

Everest base camp trekking starts with an adventurous and thrilling flight to Lukla: the impact of this taking in some impressive mountain views (with a heart-stopping approach). And to the midst of towering peaks which include but aren’t limited to Ama Dablam, Thamserku, Lhotse, Makalu, Island Peak, Kang Tega, and Nuptse.

If a trekker has done basic treks before, then the Everest Base Camp Trek is something they could undertake. Novices are welcome to join our EBC Trek, but experienced trekkers will do it more comfortably.

The trek starts with the gentle and gradual walk from Lukla to Phakding. Further, there are intense descents as well as some gentler ascents worth it though. The trail will be strenuous as we climb higher. As the altitude changes, the trek may become difficult for us to take in due to the effect of high-altitude sicknesses where proper preparation is needed. Our trek ultimately ends at 5550 meters – high enough! Everybody knows that the Himalayas around Everest Base Camp are famous for their incredibly snowy peaks while the locals demonstrate unwavering loyalty and friendliness.

Tour Highlights

  • The most famous trekking route of Nepal
  • Beautiful Sherpa culture and hospitality and an opportunity to experience it
  • Visit to Everest Base Camp, Kalapatthar, Tengboche Monastery, Namche Bazaar, Everest View Hotel
  • 11 Night 12 Days fully guide trek through the Himalayas
  • Breathtaking flight to Lukla, one of the top 10 most dangerous airports in the world
  • Valleys, villages in the cliffs, rich culture, thundering rivers and towering Himalayas

Tour Price Based on Group Size

(Smaller the group higher the price. The price displayed here is without any discounts or coupons if exists / if available)
No of People Price
01 Person USD 1623 / per person
02 – 05 Person USD 1265 / per person
06 – 09 Person USD 1196 / per person
10 Person Above USD 1155 / per person
Itinerary

Day 01Arrival in Kathmandu, transfer to the hotel

Welcome to the city of temples and the country of the Himalayas. Our airport representative will be waiting for your arrival with a name card written your name. We will transfer you to the hotel. We will introduce you to the tour leader and have a short meeting about the tour. (No Meals)

Day 02Fly to Lukla (2860M / 30 minutes), trek to Phakding

Enjoy breathtaking views of the Himalayas on your flight to Lukla. It’s one of the most adventurous flights rated by top-rated websites and travel magazines. The flight takes approximately 30 minutes. Try to get your seat on the left side of the plane.
Once we commence our trek, we will pass through Chaurikharka, Chheplung, Ghat, Phakding, etc. Phakding is a small town with the majority of houses made for accommodation.

Day 03Trek to Namche Bazaar, gateway of Everest

The trail starts with gentle ascending before we reach Monjo. We will stop in Jorsalle for our lunch and continue further to Hilary Bridge through beautiful pine forests. Once we cross the bridge, the trail passes through steep ascending towards Namche Bazaar.
Namche is considered the gateway of the Khumbu / Everest region. It is a beautiful town with numerous activities available for trekkers. Pool House, Nescafe Coffee, Bakery, Modern Lodges, Internet, Telephone, Laundry, Bank, Money Changer, Equipment shop, etc., it got everything.

Day 04Rest and acclimatization day in Namche Bazaar, acclimatization hikes

Today is our rest and acclimatization day. We will do acclimatization hikes to nearby places. The leader will give you different options such as Khumjung and Khunde hike, Everest View Hotel Hike, Thame Hike or National Park headquarter visit. The evening will be free for exploring Namche Bazaar.

Day 05Trek to Tengboche Village or Debuche

We will ascend towards the national park headquarter and follow the gentle trail to Kyanjuma. We may stop for a short tea break before we start descending to Phungi Thanga for our lunch. We will cross the Dudh Koshi river and start steep ascending to Tengboche village. We have the opportunity to stop in Tengboche village or descend another 30 minutes to Debuche village. Tengboche monastery is considered as one of the largest and most famous monasteries of Khumbu valley.

Day 06Trek to Dingboche Valley

We will follow the Imja Khola towards a beautiful village named Pangboche (3,930M). Pangboche is home to many renowned Everest climbers. This village is the home of brave Sherpas. The spectacular views of the Himalayas seen from the village are incomparable. We will continue for about an hour to stop for lunch in Somare.
We will follow a gentle trail until we cross a small stream from where the trail becomes steeper before we see a beautiful image of Dingboche village.

Day 07Rest and acclimatization day in Dingboche

This is our second rest and acclimatization day. We will do a day hike to Nagarkhang Peak (approximately 5000 meters) from where we will witness spectacular Himalayan beauty. The summit offers great views of several Himalayan peaks including Makalu, Thamserku, Amadablam, Cholatse, Tabuche, Lobuche, Kusum Kangaro, etc.
We will return to Dingboche for lunch have a free evening for rest and relaxation.

Day 08Trek to Lobuche

We are getting closer to our destination; Everest Base Camp. We will follow the ridge above Pheriche village until we reach Dughla. We will stop in Dughla for a quick lunch before we start steep climbing to Dughla pass; the memorial for many world-famous climbers who passed away in this area.
The trail further is gently ascending on the bank of Khumbu glacier; one of the biggest glaciers in the world. We will stop in Lobuche for the overnight stop.

Day 09Trek to Gorakshep, hike to Everest Base Camp (5364M / 5 Hours including return)

The first part of the trek until we walk over the glaciers is pretty easy. Once we start ascending over the glaciers, the trail becomes harder due to rocky terrain and low Oxygen level at high altitudes. Once we cross the glacier, we will get a glimpse of Gorakshep village.
We will take quick lunch in Gorakshep and continue our journey to Everest Base Camp before it’s too late. The journey takes about 5 hours to visit Everest Base Camp and return to Gorakshep.

Day 10Hike to Kalapatthar (5,545M / 18,192FT), Descend to Pangboche

We will wake up early in the morning to start the hike to Kalatthar before the sun comes up. The climb is difficult for its worth. Kalapatthar is the most famous viewpoint of Khumbu valley known for towering Himalayan peaks including Mt. Everest.
Descending to Gorakshep, we will grab our breakfast and start descending to Pangboche village. It’s a long day ahead but it’s mostly downhill walking. We will pass through Pheriche village where a Himalayan Rescue Aid post is situated. If you are tired then we also have an option to sleep in Pheriche.

Day 11Trek to Namche Bazaar

We will pass through Debuche and Tengboche village before we start steep descending to Phungi Tenga for our lunch. Phungi Tenga is situated on the bank of Dudhkoshi River. We then, have to start ascending to Kyanjuma village and continue further to Namche Bazaar through a gentle path. Namche will be waiting for a good shower and a good sleep.

Day 12Trek to Lukla, last night in the Himalayas

We will take steep descending to Jorsalle village and continue further to Phakding for our lunch breakfast. We are coming towards the end of our 11 night 12 days trek. Once we reach Lukla, we will conclude our walking and prepare for the flight to Kathmandu next day. Say goodbye to your porters.

Day 13Fly back to Kathmandu, drive to Hotel

We will go to the airport in the morning to catch our adventurous flight to Kathmandu. It’s going to be a breathtaking flight and an adventurous experience. It’s recommended seating on the right side of the airplane for some beautiful views of the Himalayas. Upon landing in Kathmandu, we will collect our luggage and head towards our hotel. Free afternoon to rest and relax.

Day 14Rest and buffer day in Kathmandu

We have a free day in Kathmandu before catching our international flight. Lukla flight often gets weather issues and flight cancellations / delays and this day is used on potential problems. You have a free day for shopping for gifts for your friends and families.

Day 15Drive to airport, departure from Kathmandu

We will drive you to the airport approximately 3 hours before your flight time. The airport is small and has only 1 terminal. It’s time to say goodbye until we meet again!

Costing

What is included in the tour price?

  • Airport pickup and drop services on a private vehicle including before and after the trek(4 airport transfers, 2 for domestic flights and 2 for international flights.)
  • Accommodation in Kathmandu valley for 3 nights with complimentary breakfast(Hotel Thamel Park or similar)
  • Kathmandu - Lukla - Kathmandu domestic airline tickets including for the guide(15 KG / 33 Pounds baggage included including hand carry)
  • Meals on full board [Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner] during the trek(14 Breakfast, 11 Lunch, 12 Dinner)
  • Accommodation on beautiful cozy tea houses / lodges as per the itinerary during the trek(Twin sharing accommodation, private toilet in Lukla, Phakding and Namche)
  • Everest National Park Entry Permit / Local Area Entry Permit
  • Trekkers Information Management System [TIMS] registration card
  • Experienced English speaking, government licensed and ministry of tourism trained trekking guide with meals, accommodation, salary and insurance(Our guides are minimum 7 years experienced)
  • Strong experienced Sherpa helpers [porters] with meals, accommodation, salary and insurance(1 porter will carry maximum 25 kilos in total even if shared by 2 or more people)
  • Assistant trekking guide for groups over 6 people with meals, accommodation, salary and insurance
  • Down jacket, four seasonal sleeping bag, duffel bag and trekking map(Down jacket and sleeping bag are to be returned after trip completion)
  • Comprehensive first aid medical kit carried by the guide / American medical association approved Oximeter(Ax Oximeter will help to find Oxygen saturation level in your body, it's important to find with altitude sickness)
  • Necessary paper works, all government and local taxes, company service charges(No hidden fees, no surprising prices)
  • Complimentary welcome or farewell dinner in Kathmandu at a cultural restaurant [optional](1 complementary dinner in Kathmandu will be provided either before or after the trek as per your choice)

What is not included in the tour price?

  • International airfare, Nepal visa fees ( two passport photographs ), travel and medical insurance, emergency evacuation(Nepal via fees; 15 days - USD 30, 30 Days - USD 50, 90 Days - USD 125 | Visa extension - USD 3 per day, Late fine - USD 5 per day)
  • Personal nature expenses(All alcoholic and non-alcoholic, hot and cold drinks, hot shower - USD 5 - 8 / per shower, WiFi, battery charging, tidbits etc)
  • Costs arising from natural calamities, mishaps or anything beyond our control (weather problems, airline issues, unforseen circumstances)(Costs are not refundable and transferable in any mean if you leave the trek voluntarily and want to return from the trek earlier than scheduled)
  • Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu(It is not included also in the case of early returns and late departures than scheduled itinerary whether it's voluntarily or due to unforeseen circumstances))
  • Tipping / gratis for guides / porters / assistant guides(Tipping is expected at the end of the tour)
  • Services not mentioned in 'Services Includes' section(Please ask us if you are confused about any services)
ALTITUDE CHART
11everest base camp trek chart
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Meals and Accommodation: Everest Base Camp trek will be based on the lodges / tea houses. So, we eat and sleep at them. In Kathmandu, we provide accommodation with only breakfast. Accommodation on the trek will be a private room however bathrooms and toilets will be shared with other rooms.

The meals on the trek will be locally and mostly prepared using ingredients from Nepal most of the time, but Kathmandu offers a wide variety of basic to high-quality luxury burgers. On the trek, only a limited number of locally prepared meals are available.

Best Season for EBC Trek: Trekking to Everest Base Camp can be done throughout the year however spring and autumn are considered better. The best time to trek to Everest Base Camp is usually during the dry season, from October to May. In the spring, there is a chance of snow on some of the high-altitude passes, while rainfall can make parts of the trail impassable. Autumn ensures a clear and dry high-mountain pass with a good chance of a clear view of Mt. Everest and other peaks.

There are three optimal seasons for trekking to Everest Base Camp: Spring, Fall, and Winter. The Spring Season begins in March and runs until May, while the Fall season runs from September through November. The main reason for having a narrow window is that the mountains on each side of the valley will be filled with snow and ice and can prove treacherous for trekkers.

Everest Base Camp Trek can be done throughout the year. This trekking route is one of the most popular treks in the world and many people flock to do it each year. It has been designated as a “significant cultural property” by the UNESCO World Heritage Center, which has called it “the jewel of Nepal.

FAQ

I'm a solo traveller, is there a single supplement?

The prices are different based on the number of people traveling together. The larger the group size, the lower the price will be. For example, the price for 1 person will be higher than the price per person based on 2 people. Similarly, comparing to the prices per person for 2 – 5 people traveling together will be higher than the prices per person for 6 – 9 people traveling together. However, the prices you will see at the time of the booking will be final regardless of price changes in the future.

Which currency is most widely accepted on this tour?

We accept all major currencies such as USD, EUR, CAD, AUD, SGD, MYR, GBP, THB, CHF, JPY, HKD, etc. Credit card payments are accepted only in USD. We also accept bank transfers, direct remittance services (Western Union, Moneygram), etc.

When is the best time to travel? What is the best season?

March-May, and September–December are considered the best months for trekking in Nepal. Trekking is doable throughout the year however some months are better than others. June – August is monsoon season so there might be some rain showers in these months. January – February is the winter months and it’s usually much cold in higher areas. However, the trek is doable throughout the year.

What is the cancellation policy?

The trek has free cancellation 60 days before departure. Any cancellations received within 60 days of departure will incur 15% cancellation fees of the total tour price.

How are the meals and accommodation on the trek?

We will be eating and sleeping in the lodges for the whole trek (Day 2 to Day 12). Generally, rice, noodles, pasta, vegetables, curry, potatoes, eggs, sandwiches, burgers, etc. are available. Meat is available in few places and it’s highly recommended to avoid it due to hygiene reasons.
The lodges will have twin sharing rooms. In most cases, we will provide you a private room or twin sharing rooms however in rare cases you may need to share the rooms with other travelers (especially if you are traveling alone).

Do I need to be physically fit?

Very good question. Usually, a person with previous multiday hiking experiences is welcome to join our treks. If you do not have previous hiking experiences but still if you are able to walk for 6-7 hours every day, then we are happy to take you on board. Everest Base Camp trail itself is not extremely difficult but this Oxygen at the high altitude makes it difficult for most people.

Can I / we do this trek with kids?

We take bookings for this trek for people over 6 years old. The trek is doable with kids as well and we have previous experiences of organizing family tours.

Are the guides experienced? Are they licensed?

We have very experienced guides at the company. We have guides experienced for at least 7 years to 22 years. All our guides are the Ministry of Tourism trained and licensed by the Nepal Government.

Gear List
  • Waterproof trekking boots / Flip Flops
  • Socks / Undergarments
  • Shorts
  • Trekking pants
  • Quick dry T-shirts
  • Long sleeve shirts
  • Fleece (Lower / Upper)
  • Rain / wind jacket
  • Down jackets
  • Backpack / Day Pack
  • Sleeping bag
  • Water bottles or camel bag / purification
  • Sunscreen / moisturizer
  • Hat or balaclava
  • Trekking poles
  • First aid kit
  • Hand sanitizer
  • Toilet paper / Tissue paper
  • Quick dry towel
  • Soap / Shampoo
  • Headlight / Flashlight
  • Camera
  • Sleeping bag liner
  • Light / heavy gloves
  • Toothbrush / Toothpaste
  • Shampoo / Soap or Bath gel
  • Female hygiene products
11 Reviews
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Yatindra H

Group Traveller

Excellent support received all throughout our time in Nepal.

Both our guide Purna and the Porter were very knowledgeable and assisted us even with the smallest of activities.

22 April, 2021

Bhavya Dhodiwala

Solo Traveller

Himalayan Leisure is extremely professional with their operations and make you feel comfortable.
Upendra was patient in answering all our queries while we were still deciding on the dates. His prompt responses were reassuring and we knew we were in good hands. Our guide Purna was a soft spoken and a well respected person. He made sure of our safety and comfort everywhere we went. He was also accommodating with all our requests. We would enjoy freshly cut fruits in the night after dinner. We had an amazing time in Nepal thanks to their company. Would highly recommend Himalayan Leisure for the EBC trek.

21 April, 2021

Kojin

Solo Traveller

I had a great time on the trek with my guide (Lok) and porter (Kumar), they were a tremendous team and the administrative work back in Kathmandu was dealt with to make the journey even smoother.

I suffered from a headache, cough and cold the morning after EBC, the guide, porter and Upendra were phenomenal in helping to get the heli to help me down the mountain. Their kind disposition to the matter and never giving a sour face to the issue or requested I made, truly made the adventure even more enjoyable.

My entire journey from landing in Kathmandu, to flying off was well planned out by the crew and I appreciate their attention to detail. The guide was very communicative in giving me information about the trek, food, etc. The porter was extremely friendly and hospitable, it made all the difference when I was ill or feeling under the weather. His constant presence was beyond his job scope. Upendra helping me before the trek started administratively for Kathmandu and when I finished the trek didn’t go unnoticed.

All of my guide, porter and Upendra’s help exuberated the Nepalese hospitality and friendliness. This tour company are very accommodating and helpful in gathering documents and are very knowledgeable about their area of trekking. Thank you all for your friendly disposition throughout my time in Nepal, I will be back again.

20 April, 2021

COAli

Solo Traveller

Just returned from a fantastic trek to EBC. Upendra answered my endless questions as COVID issues changed daily. Once we finally arrived, our incredible guide and porter (Surcha and Santosh) helped us to EBC and Kala Patthar. You cannot overestimate how helpful it is to have a guide who knows the mountain, the language, and so many people. We had an incredibly smooth trip and couldn’t have done it without them. We would definitely recommend them to anyone!

14 April, 2021

Kristina C

Couple Traveller

I had a terrific experience trekking to Everest Base Camp with my guide Suman, who was very knowledgeable and experienced. Upendra was very communicative throughout the entire process, from the time prior to my departure from the States, to when I landed in Kathmandu. Trustworthy company, with knowledgeable staff – I am very happy with my experience. Thank you!

17 March, 2021
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