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    At a Glance

    • Destination
    • Durations
      16 days
    • Trip Difficulty
    • Activities
    • Accommodation
    • Meals
    • Mx.altitude
    • Group Size
      Min. 1 Pax
    • Best Time
      March - May & Sept - Dec

    Trip Overview

    Everest Base Camp Trek (EBC trek) is one of Nepal's most sought-after trekking adventures. Since the first successful summit of Mount Everest in 1953 by Sir Edmund Hilary and Tenzin Norgay, Everest and its base camp have become a mecca for thrill seekers visiting Nepal.

    Situated at a height of 5,364 meters, the Everest Base Camp of Nepal (south of Mt. Everest) is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Sagarmatha National Park, which encompasses the Himalayas and its trails, is Nepal's first national park to be declared a World Heritage Site.

    On your trek to Everest Base Camp (EBC), you will see the mighty Mount Everest and other gigantic peaks of up to 8000 meters. Moreover, the Himalayan wildlife, the scenic views of the gorges and glaciers, and the local Sherpa community along the trail are bound to give you the best trekking experience.

    Our 16-day Everest Base Camp Trek or EBC trekking is ideal for those who want a comfortable and well-planned trek. Our meticulously planned itinerary, coupled with proficient guides and porters, will make your visit to the Everest Base Camp a lasting memory!

    Highlights of the Everest Base Camp Trek

    • Exhilarating trek to the foot of Mount Everest (8,849.86 m) - the world's highest mountain.
    • Thrilling flight to one of the tiniest airports, Lukla airport, at a height of 9337 ft.
    • Jaw-dropping views of 8000, 7000, and 6000-meter peaks.
    • 360-degree panorama of some of the world's highest mountains from Kala Patthar.
    • Viewing the untamed beauty of Khumbu Glacier and Khumbu Icefall.
    • Two acclimatization days for personal safety.
    • Experiencing Sherpa culture and Sherpa hospitality.

    Route Schedule of the Adventure

    You will be driven to your hotel upon arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport. We have arranged for a day's rest if you need to recover from jet lag. However, if you feel energetic enough, you can visit Kathmandu's UNESCO World Heritage sites on that day.

    The next day, you will begin your journey to Everest base camp by flying to Lukla, either from Kathmandu or Ramechhap, depending on the season you are traveling. This will be a thrilling experience since the flight to Tenzing-Hillary airport, the only airport in Lukla, provides a scenic view of the deep gorges and high mountain ranges.

    From Lukla, you will gradually trek along the Dudh Koshi river valley and walk through dense forests till Phakding, your first overnight halt. Continuing early next morning, you will cross Monjo and enter the Sagarmatha National Park, home to the world's top 14 highest mountains, such as Mount Everest, Lhotse, Cho Oyu, and others. The rocky terrain will lead onto a vertical gorge above, which swings the Hillary Suspension Bridge. 

    Your ascent to Namche Bazaar begins after crossing the bridge. En route, you get your first view of the Mount Everest. You will then take a night's rest in Namche Bazaar, a famous mountain town/ trading hub best known for acclimatizing trekkers on this route. The following day, you will take an acclimatization hike to one of the highest-placed luxury hotels in the world, Hotel Everest View. Due to its high elevation, the hotel provides the best view of the surrounding landscapes.

    Leaving Namche, you will follow an up-and-down trail to Tengboche Village, a picturesque village with an ancient monastery. Moving on, you will reach Dingboche and spend another night here to prepare for your second acclimatization day hike to Nagarjun Hill (5050 m) the next day. 

    The route then leads to a winding trail through Khumbu Glacier, where mountains loom closer as you walk on. The highest place you will sleep is at Gorakshep, which lies at 5180 meters.

    From Gorakshep, you will hike to the Everest Base Camp, your final destination. Reaching the Everest base camp, you can finally celebrate the victorious ascent and create memorable moments with your group. We then trek back to Gorakshep for the night.

    Early next morning, you will hike to Kala Patthar (5545m), the trek's highest point, to view the magnificent mountains up close. Then, you will retrace your journey back to Lukla via mostly the same route, which includes Pheriche (a small village of the Khumbu region at a height of 4,371 m, which you will be visiting on this return journey), Tengbohce, Namche, Phakding and finally ascend to Lukla. 

    Returning to Lukla on the last day of your trek, you will have a feast and celebration to comemorate your trek. This will be an opportunity to share your adventure stories and create lasting memories for the future.

    The next day is reserved for your flight back to Kathmandu. We generally keep the last day of the Everest Base Camp Trek package as a buffer day. This helps prepare for unpredictable weather changes that may delay our departure from Lukla. However, if you fly back to Kathmandu as per our schedule, you can spend the day on leisure activities. You can visit famous sites of Kathmandu, buy souvenirs and have a final night soaking in the bustling life of Nepal.

    Find out more about our exciting EBC trek package in this video of Everest Base Camp trek highlights - virtual video tours.

    Our Everest Base Camp Trekking Packages at a Glance

    If you find our 16-day EBC trek Package too lengthy, we also have a 14-day EBC trek. This package excludes the two leisure days in Kathmandu.

    We have an exciting option for the return journey from Everest Base Camp for those pressed for time, such as Everest Base Camp Heli Shuttle Trek,  where a helicopter drops you off at Lukla, and then you take a regular flight to Kathmandu. Availing this option, you do not have to trek back to Lukla after reaching the base camp, thus saving two days. The Heli Shuttle provides a breathtaking aerial view of the trail you walked to reach the Everest Base Camp.

    Age should not be a factor in enjoying the incredible trek to Everest Base Camp. Therefore, we have designed an EBC itinerary well-suited for passionate senior hikers. The duration of the EBC trek for Seniors is 20 days. The distance to be covered daily is relatively shorter and doable by senior citizens.

    We recommend the Everest Panorama Trek if you want a less-grueling Everest adventure with the same views. The trek takes you from Lukla to the picturesque Sherpa villages of Phakding, Monjo, Jorsale, Namche, and Tengbuche. Also, explore other Sherpa villages like Khumjung and Kunde before returning to Lukla.

    For those unsure about taking a flight to Lukla, we have arranged a different route accessible by road. The fear of taking flights should help you realize your dream of visiting the Everest base camp. That's why our EBC trek by Drive is ideal for overcoming this hinderance and gaining an in-depth perspective of the Khumbu landscape.

    Nepal Hiking Team strives to fulfill all your travel needs by offering many Everest base camp trekking packages. We are here to address your queries and concerns regarding your trip to ensure you and your family get a wholesome experience this holiday. Feel free to contact us if you need to customize trek packages to suit your travel preferences.


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    Cost Includes

    • All ground transport by private vehicle, including airport transfers.
    • Four nights' accommodation with breakfast at a 3-star hotel in Kathmandu.
    • Three daily meals (breakfast, lunch, and dinner) with tea/coffee during the trek.
    • Best twin-sharing lodge accommodation during the trek. This includes private bathrooms with hot showers in Phakding, Namche, and Lukla.
    • Snacks of seasonal fruits during the trek.
    • One highly experienced, helpful, and friendly guide. Porters (1 porter for every two trekkers) and their provisions for food, accommodation, salary, and equipment. This also includes accident insurance for all staff.
    • Round-trip airfare to/from Lukla, including transfers. The Lukla flight will be operated from Ramechhap Airport during the peak season.
    • Complementary use of down jacket and sleeping bag while trekking, if needed.
    • Duffle bag to put your trekking gear. Your suitcase will stay in Kathmandu at the hotel while you are on the trek.
    • Trekking map and trip achievement certificate.
    • First aid medical kit with provisions for an oximeter to check oxygen levels and heart rate.
    • All required trekking permits.
    • Government taxes and office service charges.

    Cost Excludes

    • Meals not specified in the 'Meal Inclusions' in the above itinerary
    • Personal Travel insurance
    • International airfare
    • Nepal entry visa fee.
    • Soft drinks, including water 
    • Snacks and other personal expenses
    • Hot showers during the trek except when in Phakding, Namche, and Lukla
    • Personal trekking equipment
    • Internet and phone calls unless it is free.
    • Personal Porter/use of Horse /Helicopter Services etc.
    • Tips and gratuities for trekking staff and drivers

    Cost and Date

    Start Dates are your arrival date in Nepal and End Dates are the returning date from Nepal.

    The set departure dates listed are specially quoted and specified for group joining option. Let us know if the set departure dates are not suitable for you- another dates which are suitable for you can certainly be added by us.

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      Good to Know

      Arrival and Departure

      Your trek will commence by landing in Kathmandu at Tribhuvan International Airport. A representative from our team will welcome you at the airport and drive you to your hotel.

      The visa process is easy. You must apply for a Nepal tourist visa from your country and get the visa stamp upon arrival at the Tribhuvan International Airport.

      Other requirements for the visa application are:

      • A valid passport: You MUST have a passport of at least six month's validity with at least one blank page to get the visa stamp.
      • You must apply for your visa before reaching the entry point to Nepal. Click here to apply.
      • Visa fee payment can be made either pay by cash or via your credit card.
      • Online visa applications will remain in the system for only 15 days. It will be automatically deleted from the system after 15 days. Thus, we recommend you submit the visa application only 15 days before your arrival date at the entry point of Nepal.

      Note: There are a few countries, namely Nigeria, Ghana, Afghanistan, Zimbabwe, Somalia, Cameroon, Swaziland, Iraq, Ethiopia, Liberia, Palestine, etc. People from these countries do not get visas from the immigration entry points of Nepal.

      A multiple-entry tourist visa valid for 30 days can be obtained by paying US $ 50 or the equivalent in foreign currency. Another option is a 90-day multiple-entry tourist visa that costs US $ 135.

      Check our website for clarification on the visa process. You can also contact the Nepal Embassy or Nepal Consulate in your country for prior information regarding visa requirements.

      On the last day of your Everest base camp trek package, one of our team members will escort you to Tribhuvan International Airport from your hotel.

      Accommodation in Kathmandu

      We have arranged a 3-star hotel in Thamel, the city's tourist hub, for your stay in Kathmandu. It is within walking distance from all the major attractions, such as restaurants and shops, banks and business centers, and other recreational facilities.

      If you prefer to upgrade to a 4-star or 5-star Hotel, we can make arrangements for that, too. The cost of upgraded accommodation will vary depending on the hotel you choose. You will be spending a total of 4 nights in Kathmandu.

      Lukla Flight

      Your Everest Base Camp trek starts and ends at Lukla. Tribhuvan International Airport (Kathmandu) and Manthali Airport (Ramechhap) are the only two air bases providing flights to Lukla Airport. 

      For Manthali – Lukla flight: Manthali Airport in Ramechhap is 132 km from Kathmandu. It takes around 4 hours to reach Manthali airport from the capital. Hence, to board the Lukla flight from Manthali, you must wake up at 2 am and drive to Manthali airport via a tourist vehicle. During the peak trekking months of March to May and September to November, all flights to Lukla are from Ramechhap.

      For Kathmandu – Lukla flight: To board the Lukla flight from Kathmandu, you need to wake up at around 5 to 6 am, drive to the domestic airport in Kathmandu, and fly to Lukla (35 minutes flight).

      Helicopter Option: To avoid driving to Ramechhap, you can take a helicopter ride to Lukla. The shared helicopter flight will cost you US $ 450 per person for one way. The extra charge will be added to the cost of your EBC trek package.

      The aircraft flying to and from Lukla are smaller than other domestic flights in Nepal. The mountainous region of Lukla airport and its short and narrow runway make it very challenging to maneuver bigger aircraft.

      Weather condition above there is also susceptible to frequent changes causing delays in operating flights, hence, we recommend you to include additional days in your travel plan for emergencies.

      Your Everest Base Camp Trek package, has a buffer day for such scenarios, but it is safer to have more days aside to avoid missing the international flight back to your home country.  

      Lukla Flight Delay/Cancellation

      Lukla's unpredictable weather can cause flight delays from time to time. That's why we have kept aside a buffer day to tackle such delays.

      If you miss your flight on the scheduled day, we will arrange another flight ticket for you as soon as possible. Or you can take a helicopter, which is more reliable, by paying an extra price.

      We must remind you that the expenses for food and accommodation incurred until your next flight will be borne by you, it is not included in the trip package.

      Weight Restriction

      The baggage allowance for Lukla's flight is 15 kg max. You are advised to strictly follow this rule for safety measures. Hence, make sure your luggage is within the 15 kg limit.

      Everest Base Camp Trekking Permits for 2023/2024

      You need to obtain two permits for your Everest Base Camp trek. They are;

      • Sagarmatha National Park Entry Permit, and
        Khumbu Pasang Lhamu Rural Municipality Permit.
      • The cost of these permits is included in your package.

      Both of these permits can be obtained once you reach Lukla. You will have to show your passport to get these permits.

      The "Khumbu Pasang Lhamu Rural Municipality Permit" is issued at a counter in Lukla. It costs NPR 2000 per person and is valid for four weeks. If you plan to stay for more than four weeks, the permit fee will be NPR 2500 per person.

      You will get the other permit, "Sagarmatha National Park Entry Permit," at the national park's entrance in Monjo. It costs NPR 3000 per person for foreigners, NPR 1500 per person for SAARC country nationals, and NPR 100 per person for Nepalese.

      Best Time for EBC trek

      Autumn and spring seasons are the ideal time for the EBC trekking. Though the EBC trail is open for trekkers throughout the year, some months are unfavorable due to weather conditions.

      Autumn and Spring (September- November/March-early May): The clear sky, relatively low precipitation, and comfortable temperature make it the ideal season to visit the coveted Everest Base Camp.

      However, evenings are chilly, with temperatures dropping below freezing point. If you plan to visit the EBC during these seasons, you can expect a temperature of 18°C (max) and -7°C (min).

      If the plus point of trekking in autumn and spring is getting the best mountain views and having crystal clear sky to witness cloudless sunrise and sunset, this also has downsides.

      Being the best time for trekking to EBC, the trail is generally full of people flocking to and from the Everest base camp. Hence, the teahouses are packed with people, making it challenging to find preferred lodgings if you have yet to make advance bookings.

      Monsoon or Rainy Season (early June to mid-September): Summer and monsoon are undesirable for trekking in Nepal as we get heavy, incessant downpours during these months. Due to this, the Everest base camp trail is the least crowded in monsoon, and it is an off-season for the Everest base camp trek. However, some tourists always want to explore the mountains during this time of the year. Temperature for this season generally ranges from 20°C (max) to -5°C (min).

      Winter (December to March): Early winter is preferable to trek to Everest Base Camp. The trail is generally empty, so you can have a peaceful hike with your team. The only downside is the chilly temperature during this season, which causes snowfall at specific points on the trek. We recommend you wear enough warm clothes and appropriate gear to fight the cold.

      You can expect a maximum temperature of 10°C and a minimum of -15°C.

      We advise not to trek during the mid and late winter as it is freezing and there are high chances of heavy snowfall and avalanches. 

      The Buddhist festival of Mani Rimdu celebrated at the end of autumn at Tengboche Gompa, is a cultural activity many wish to witness on their Everest base camp trek. During the three-day festival, Guru Rinpoche is worshipped and honored by monks who perform rituals, masked dances, and religious skits.

      Weather Forecast/Temperatures for your EBC Trekking

      The weather and temperature on the Everest Base Camp Trek varies from place to place. It generally depends on the altitude at which you are hiking. We have listed a tentative forecast of each month's maximum and minimum temperatures for your convenience.

      January: Maximum 10 °C (50 °F) minimum -15 °C (5 °F)

      February: Maximum 10 °C (50 °F) minimum -15 °C (5 °F)

      March: Maximum 14 °C (57.2 °F) minimum -10 °C (14 °F)

      April: Maximum 15 °C (59 °F) minimum -5 °C (23 °F)

      May: Maximum 18 °C (64.4 °F) minimum -4 °C (24.8 °F)

      June: Maximum 20 °C (68 °F) minimum -2 °C (28.4 °F)

      July: Maximum 20 °C (68 °F) minimum -2 °C (28.4 °F)

      August: Maximum 20 °C (68 °F) minimum -2 °C (28.4 °F)

      September: Maximum 18 °C (64.4 °F) minimum -5 °C (23 °F)

      October: Maximum 15 °C (59 °F) minimum -7 °C (19.4 °F)

      November: Maximum 13 °C (55.4 °F) minimum -12 °C (10.4 °F)

      December: Maximum 10 °C (50 °F) minimum -15 °C (5 °F)

      Accommodation On Everest Base Camp Trek

      Tea houses are the main form of accommodation on the trail to Everest Base Camp. They generally provide lodging and meals for trekkers. Sherpa families run these teahouses by extending their family houses to accommodate guests. The standards and facilities provided by these teahouses vary from place to place.

      For instance, teahouses at Lukla, Phakding, and Namche have rooms with attached bathrooms, but beyond Namche, teahouses have only the basics with no attached bathrooms.

      We generally arrange rooms with twin beds for accommodation. It will have mattresses, pillows, quilts, and a table. You can use your sleeping bag to sleep in and layer the top with the blanket for added warmth.

      Every teahouse has a standard dining room to meet and socialize with other trekkers. It is the only room with heat from a stove at the center, making it the coziest room to chat and catch up with your fellow trekkers while dining.

      As you trek to higher altitudes, you will have to stay at lodgings that do not have Western-style toilets or bathrooms. Please keep an open mind and a positive outlook to enjoy your trip.

      Note: If you are uncomfortable sharing a room with another person, we can arrange a single room for your entire EBC trek at an extra charge of US $ 150. However, we remind you that rooms are scarce during peak season, so it will be best to board with another person sharing twin beds. 

      Meals and Drinking Water during the Trek

      All three meals of the day on your trek to EBC will be provided at the local teahouses. The food served at the teahouses is fresh and healthy, so you can put your mind at ease while dining there. They generally include seasonal vegetables and local delicacies.

      The breakfast menu will have several options to choose from. They are cereal, oats, Tibetan bread, chappati, sliced white bread, hash browns, apple pie, scrambled or boiled eggs, etc. You will also have tea, coffee, milk, and juice.

      For lunch and dinner, you can either have Dal-bhat (a traditional meal comprising of boiled rice, lentil soup, a variety of vegetable curries, pickles, salad and pappad (dried lentil cracker)) or other local favorites like chowmein (sir-fried noodles), Sherpa stew, steamed or fried momos (dumplings with vegetable or meat fillings), pasta, spaghetti, pizza, parantha (roti with potato stuffing), burger with fries etc.

      During your trip, you will also have gluten-free and vegan/vegetarian meal options. Please inform your guide about your food preferences before the trek so they can arrange them for you beforehand.

      If you are a vegan, you must avoid having yak and milk cheese, which are this region's famous delicacies.

      For drinking water, you can bring either sterilizing tools like steripen and Lifestraw or purification pills to purify your drinking water. You can also buy boiled drinking water from the teahouses. Mineral water bottles are available, but we recommend not purchasing them as they add to the problem of trash on the EBC trail. 

      Food and beverages in the Khumbu region will be four to five times the original price because of heavy transportation costs.

      Acclimatization and Safety Protocols

      Acclimatization is essential for our trek to Everest Base Camp, as you will be walking up to a height of 5,545 meters.

      We have set aside two days to acclimate you to the rarified air. We recommend you trek slowly at a comfortable pace without straining yourself.

      As you tread higher on the trek, you may get acute mountain sickness (AMS) symptoms, such as headache, shortness of breath, nausea, sleeplessness, rapid heart rate, vomiting, etc. In that case, you can have Diamox – a medicine to treat AMS, drink plenty of water to keep you hydrated and get enough rest. Doing these will ease your symptoms.

      However, if your symptoms are severe and medication doesn't help, our guide will escort you to a lower elevation and stay with you till you feel okay. If your symptoms worsen, you will be immediately evacuated by air ambulance to a medical facility in Kathmandu. Please ensure your insurance covers the cost of high-altitude mountain rescue and evacuation.

      We know how inconvenient it is to get evacuated back to Kathmandu without realizing your dream of trekking to the Everest base camp. We suggest you keep hydrated and sleep well on your trek to avoid such a mishap. You will adjust and achieve more by walking at an even pace rather than trying to finish your trek in a rush. So take your time. Let yourself acclimate to the new heights at a proper speed.

      Our guide will regularly monitor your blood oxygen levels with an oximeter as part of the safety protocol. They will carry a first-aid box with all the essential medicines and stuff needed for emergencies. Our guide is trained in providing first-aid and wilderness emergency response. They will be in touch with our main office in Kathmandu and give us regular updates about your trek.

      Should any emergency arise, help will be dispatched as soon as possible. 

      Typical Trekking Day

      Your day will start after having breakfast at the teahouse. Carrying your day pack, you will trek with your guide to the next destination. Your trail will lead to beautiful sceneries, which you can capture by taking photos. Following the route, you will halt at a local teahouse for lunch at mid-day. Lunchtime will be for an hour or so.

      On our treks, we let one staff lead the group while another walks at the end to ensure no one is left behind. You are advised to inform our guides before wandering on your own. You may lose your way where there are multiple trails.

      After you reach the last stop for the day, you will be taken to the teahouse, where we will have booked rooms for you in advance. If you feel energetic enough, you can rest and recuperate to prepare for the next day or explore the nearby village around your teahouse. Usually, trekkers gather in the teahouse's dining room, swap stories, and play games sitting near the warm wood stove. After dinner, you will head back to your room to sleep.

      Internet and Mobile Connectivity

      Everest Link is the local internet service provider of Everest Region. Most of the teahouses use this service to provide Wi-Fi for their customers. You can avail of this Wi-Fi service by paying extra money to the teahouse or buying internet data from them.

      Another option to get connectivity and internet is to buy mobile sim cards from either Ncell – a private telecom company, or Nepal Telecom – a state-owned telecom company.

      But we must warn you that the internet connections of these companies could be more dependable. Still, you can make calls and get connected with your loved ones.


      The Everest base camp trail has electricity at all of its teahouses. You need not worry about charging your electronic devices. But during peak seasons, the plug points at local teahouses are in high demand, so we recommend you bring power banks for personal use. You will, however, need to pay extra cash to charge your electronic devices at the teahouse.

      The two-pin and triangular three-pin varieties are common plug points or electrical sockets in Nepal. The electrical standards of Nepal are (voltage of 230 V) and (frequency of 50 Hz).

      Recommended Travel Insurance Companies

      Standard travel insurance is compulsory to book your trek to the Everest base camp. A high-altitude mountain adventure like EBC Trek is filled with risks, so you must be prepared for any emergency should it arise. Your insurance must cover the cost of high-altitude mountain rescue, evacuation by air, and other accidents. It will be beneficial if your insurance policy also covers your medical bills, lost baggage, and flight cancellations.

      While buying your insurance, you should choose the one that covers trekking up to 5000 m. There are various online portals providing travel insurance. We have listed a few for your convenience:

      • USA and Canada: Tugo, United Health Care, World Nomad, Blue Cross
      • Australia and New Zealand: Fast Cover, World Nomad, Allianz Australia
      • Singapore: Ergo, World Nomad (Explore plan level 3)
      • Europe: Europe Assistance, Austrian Alpine Club, Allianz Europe
      • India: ICICI Lombard

      Disclaimer: Our recommendations are just a suggestion. You can purchase travel insurance from other companies not included in the list. However, we advise you to go through each policy in detail before buying since policies and their coverage vary from company to company.

      Guides and Porters

      Our team consists of experienced and well-trained guides. They have received training under TAAN (Trekking Agencies Association of Nepal) and NATHM (Nepal Academy of Tourism & Hotel Management), the major tourism boards of Nepal. Being registered guides, they are licensed to guide trekkers in mountainous regions. Most have over a decade of experience in this field, equipping them with the best knowledge on managing and leading trekkers on the Everest base camp trek. Although their English speaking skills are average (some have proficient English speaking skills), they are good communicators and care for their group in the best way possible.

      Born and raised in the mountains, they are familiar with their surroundings. You can have an insightful trek by listening to their knowledge about those mountains and their vegetation, wildlife, and the local culture. We are sure you will have a memorable time with our guides.

      As for porters, we have strong and dependable porters. They will carry your luggage throughout the trek. The recommended weight for each porter is 25 kg, which is the combined luggage of two trekkers. Please make sure your bags are at most 12 kg.

      At Nepal Hiking Team, we provide our porters a decent wage for their hard toil and cover their insurance for the trek. We also equip them with necessary clothing and gear and help them out whenever they are in need. 

      Money Exchange

      Exchanging currency is very convenient in Kathmandu. The Thamel area is filled with money exchange counters, where you can easily exchange foreign currencies. You can also use your debit and credit cards (Visa, MasterCard, American Express, Maestro, Diners Club) to withdraw local currency at the local ATM booths.

      It would help if you carried enough cash to pay for expenses on your trek, including Wi-Fi, hot showers, beverages, and snacks. We suggest carrying approx—20,000 Rupees per person for the mountain.

      Tipping for your guide and porters

      Tipping is a common practice in Nepal, so feel free to tip if you are satisfied with the services you get throughout your trip. You will come across many people who will help you accomplish your trek to the Everest Base Camp. They will include your guide, porter, and drivers. You can show your appreciation for their hard work by tipping them generously.

      Physical Fitness and Training for Everest Base Camp Trek

      You will walk for more than 120 km at a high altitude on your EBC trek. Although we have prepared a well-planned itinerary for the expedition, you must be physically and mentally well-prepared to avoid unforeseen mishaps. We recommend you consult a doctor for health issues like weak knees and legs or respiratory or heart disorders.

      Anyone with good physical health can opt for the Everest Base Camp Trek. Previous trekking experience is a plus point, but optional. The ideal time to prepare for your trek will be 2 to 3 months before you start trekking to the Everest Base Camp. 

      You can start training by including aerobic exercises, jogging, and stair climbing in your daily routine. Cardio endurance and strength training are necessary as you will walk daily for 5 to 8 hours at a high altitude. You can go for long hikes carrying a daypack to asses and achieve your ideal fitness level. You can choose to hike on hills with rough terrain and steep ascents. You can also break into your new hiking boots by using them for these hikes. Using your trekking boots way earlier is recommended to make sure they are comfortable enough; otherwise, you will end up with sore feet on your actual trekking.

      If you do not have time for outdoor hiking, you can exercise at home and work on your stamina. Treadmill walking, cycling, and swimming are good endurance-building exercises.

      A balanced diet with lots of protein is also recommended to build muscles. However, stay within your diet and exercise routine. Keeping it in balance and moderation is essential.

      Here are recommended tips to fit on the trekking.

      Private or Group Tours

      We have both private and group tours. You can travel with your circle of friends and family or with a mixed group of strangers from different corners of the world. We will plan your trip as per your requirements and preferences. We also customize your trips according to your specifications. You can choose your accommodation, activities for the trip, and destinations to explore.

      We have flexible itineraries; we can add or deduct days and activities according to your schedule.

      Other Trips to the Everest Base Camp

      Everest Base Camp Treks are the most sought-after adventure in our country. People worldwide visit Nepal to realize their dreams of trekking to the Everest base camp. Thus, We have devised different trekking routes to EBC with different schedules to cater to the needs and preferences of climbers of all age groups. You can browse the list below to check out some of our EBC trek packages.

      Are you looking for a challenge, or have you already experienced our EBC trek? Then consider our 22-day Everest High Passes Trek, which includes three passes: Kongma La, Cho La, and Renjo La, and visits to EBC (Everest Base Camp), Gokyo Lake. This trek is suitable only for experienced hikers.

      Trip Extension

      We recommend you include extra days in your travel plan to explore other Nepal destinations besides the Everest Base Camp.

      This will be a perfect way to unwind after the strenuous trekking to the EBC.

      There are many thrilling adventures that you can partake in while enjoying and exploring the rich culture and heritage of our country.

      We have exciting day tours for this sole purpose. They are:

      Please let us know if you want any tips on other tour options. We will make your adventure happen!

      Responsible Travel

      We encourage our clients to travel responsibly by limiting the use of plastics and being mindful of their waste in the mountains. We request they use local vendors and service providers wherever they go to contribute to the local economy. As for us, we have been supporting community-run businesses and projects from the very beginning when we started our services. Wherever we take our clients, we produce minimal waste and use clean energy. We do our best to reuse, recycle, and reduce.

      Why Everest Base Camp Trek with Nepal Hiking Team?

      Nepal Hiking Team has built a good reputation since its inception in 2009. This has become possible because of our client's trust and confidence in us. In return, we have always impressed them with our hard work and reliability.

      We rejoice in achieving a 99% success rate in our organized trips. Most of our clients are repeat clients. Having journeyed with us for the first time and experiencing the quality of our service, they tend to return to us for future trips. Transparency, honesty, and ease with which we conduct our dealings are the chief factors that make our clients choose us.

      To highlight some of the reasons as to why you should choose us for your trek to the Everest base camp, we have:

      • A team of well-trained and experienced guides who can handle any emergency
      • Most of our guides are locals. Being locals, they will have plenty of knowledge about the culture and traditions of the area. Hence, you will hear exciting anecdotes on your trek.
      • We get the best rooms on the trail as we have a good rapport with the local teahouse owners.
      • We have an efficient network of service providers such as hotels, airlines, etc.
      • You can avail prompt communication and support from our sales team while planning and executing your trek.
      • We have fair and transparent transactions—no hidden costs.

      Lastly, our warm and friendly team members, equipped with the necessary expertise in their fields, will provide you with the best experience on your trip.

      Hope we tick all the boxes to become your choice!

      Booking Procedure

      If you are interested in our Everest Trek, you can book your trip with us via our website. You can also email us at [email protected] - we will reserve the trip for you and provide you with further information regarding the expedition.

      You must pay a booking deposit of 20% of the total package cost. You can use your credit card to make an online payment or transfer the fund via bank transfer. Our online payment gateway has a secure firewall so that you can rest assured. You can pay the remaining amount of your trek after reaching Kathmandu either by card or cash in US dollars.

      For more details, here is a guide to book a tour with us.

      Support and Assistance

      Looking for guidance and support to plan your adventure? We're here to help with any questions or assistance you might need.

      Our sales team is available at (+977) 1 4989212 (office landline, operational from 8 am to 6 pm).

      For additional support, feel free to call or send a WhatsApp message to Ganga at +977-9851058678. You can also reach us via email at [email protected]

      We eagerly await the opportunity to help make your vacation an unforgettable experience.


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      5.00124 ratings
      • Everest Base Camp with Sanjay

        I was a solo traveler who wanted to join a group for the Everest Base Camp trek. Nepal Hiking Team's website had all the info I needed, so I booked the 16-day EBC trek package. Booking was easy and all communication was clear and responsive.

        Hotel accommodation was at the Woodapple Hotel & Spa in Kathmandu. It was very nice, with polite/helpful employees, clean and spacious rooms, and a grand rooftop restaurant. I met Ganga (NHT CEO) at the hotel, and he was very professional. He filled me in on plans for the city tour the next day and for the trek prep meeting afterward, where I met other members of my group and our guide. Ganga also met our group at the hotel after the trek to get our feedback and give us certificates of trek completion.

        I really enjoyed the city tour, and I highly recommend adding that to the itinerary. Even though I went in November, where the weather is clear, I'm glad I included the buffer day after the trek just in case there was a flight cancellation from Lukla after the trek. I was able to explore Kathmandu further that day, which was a nice way to wind down before heading home.

        I didn't borrow the down jacket or sleeping bag (I brought my own), but others in my group did borrow them, and everything was nice and clean. The teahouses they had us stay in provided clean rooms/beds, good food, and a western (sit) toilet (if that's important - not all teahouses have them).

        Our guide was Sanjay, and we also had an assistant guide, Bikash. Both of them were amazing, and I can't say enough about them. They consistently checked on how everyone was feeling, carried the daypack a few times of someone in the group who was struggling, and helped with taking pictures. As much as they were our trek leaders, they also felt like part of the group. They joined us for playing cards, and we enjoyed lots of laughs. They were also very flexible. When not everyone in the group wanted to complete the Nangkartshang Peak acclimatization hike, Sanjay went with me so I could complete it. When not everyone in the group wanted to do the hike up Kala Patthar, Bikash went with me so I could accomplish it, and I was able to do it at sunset summit instead of at sunrise.

        Overall, this was the trip/trek of a lifetime, and the support of Nepal Hiking Team made it possible. I will return to Nepal for other treks, and I will surely book with them.

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        Mr. Bill
        US   |   2nd Dec 2023
      • My experience with Nepal Hiking Team

        I completed the EBC trek with Nepal Hiking Team, and I can't say enough about how well they treated us as guests to Nepal, but also in terms of navigation, booking, and safety. Nepal Hiking Team is a local Nepalese company with a fantastic staff that showed us courtesy. Our guide, Surya Lama, and assistant guide, Buddhala, always watched our 4-person group. Whether there was a hotel booking problem (due to a delay in Lukla) or a concern about our ability to hike, they ensured we were always taken care of.

        Ganga was always very responsive to any questions or emails I had before the trek, and he showed his appreciation when we decided to choose a local company to trek with.

        As for the hike, yes, it was difficult. Our first day was delayed due to weather in Lukla, and we couldn't fly there the following day either. We decided to fly to Phaplu and take a 4x4 close to Lukla. The 4x4 off-road ride was nearly 9 hours with 11 people in an 8-person jeep. This ride was a fantastic experience; however, it was rather uncomfortable. But I wouldn't change a thing. The following day was a 12-hour hike to get just short of Lukla, and the trip was as advertised from there.

        Thank Surya, Buddha, Ganga and our two porters for a fantastic experience. And I will be sure to see all of you again!

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        Mr. Christian Cissel
        US   |   24th Nov 2023
      • Nepal Hiking Team is the best

        My partner and myself recently completed the Everest Base Camp trek with Nepal Hiking Team and I am 100% confident they are the best company available. From start to finish they were there for our every need.

        During our time in Kathmandu, Ganga, the Boss, was always at the hotel in person greeting us with a warm welcome and a friendly smile. Before our arrival he was always on hand by email and replied almost instantly to every single question or query I sent him, even with the significant time difference between UK and Nepal. I really don't know how he does it.

        Paban, our guide during the trek was an absolute Pro and was always on hand to answer questions or organise meals, permits or any other need we might have. His knowledge of the Everest region and how to navigate it physically was second to none and it was apparent by the many other guides and porters who stopped to greet him that Paban is a very experienced and well respected member of the trekking community.

        A special thanks to the Porters in our team, Acash and Bicash (sorry for spelling), who powered up the trail every day carrying close to 40kg each. Never complaining and never without a smile or a fist bump. Bicash in particular who is working toward being a Assistant Guide in the coming seasons was also on hand in the evenings arranging our meals and came along on acclimatision days.

        Our group of 3 made it to Everest Base Camp. Many did not. I am certain this came down to the expert guidance and support given by the guys at Nepal Hiking team. Should I ever return to undertake another adventure, it will be with Ganga, Paban and the team.

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        - Excellent
        Mr. Marc
        GB   |   23rd Nov 2023
      • Private trek to Everest Base Camp

        From landing in Katmandu, Ganga was there to help orchestrate our wonderful trip. Everything was seamless in transfers and explanations.

        Our guide Ram, porters Gakul and Vitkram were outstanding and helpful, couldn't have done it without them.

        A magical experience 11 days total with overnight in a tent at EBC (need special permit) views are stunning. Each day well explained of what to expect. Tea houses were adequate, and lovely to see/meet others on the trek.

        A lifetime of memories!

        Highly recommend NHT!

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        Mrs. Ann and Jerome
        US   |   20th Nov 2023
      • Everest Base Camp Trek with NHT

        I completed 16 days of Everest Base Camp Trek and had an incredible experience! Ganga helped create a custom itinerary with family joining me for the Kathmandu sightseeing tour after the trek. This was my first trek in Nepal. Ganga was very responsive and answered all my questions. The best thing I liked about Ganga was that he provided realistic/practical advice, ensuring my goals were achievable given my current fitness level and experience. His goal was my success instead of selling everything possible, which I really liked and made me decide to go with Nepal Hiking Team.

        I was received by a guide at Kathmandu airport and taken to the hotel WoodApple in Thamel. It was great meeting Ganga in person. I was briefed about the trek plan and was provided with a duffel bag, down jacket, and sleeping bag. I spent my second day packing and street shopping in Thamel. Gaga also gave me the good news that he could secure a flight from Kathmandu to Lukla (instead of taking a bus ride to Ramechhap and then taking a flight to Lukla).

        I started my EBC trek on day 3. One of the guides accompanied me from Kathmandu to Lukla. At Lukla, I met my hiking guide Rajesh and porter Tulsi. I reached EBC on day ten as planned and returned to Kathmandu on day 14. My guide, Rajesh, was very knowledgeable, experienced, and fun. He had in-depth knowledge of the area, peaks, ranges, trails, festivals, history, and culture. He went above and beyond to make sure that everything was perfect. He secured excellent accommodation throughout the trek with healthy and tasty food. I'm also thankful to him for taking great pictures and videos throughout the trek. He took safety very seriously throughout the trip, ensuring, among other things, that altitude sickness did not become an issue. He was very motivating but never pushing, something I really liked. I'll definitely ask for Rajesh to be my guide for my next trek.

        This review can't be complete without thanking our porter, Tulsi. Tulsi was amazing. He even waited for us when I forgot to take my medicines from the duffel bag. Porters are superhumans, and this trip would not have been complete without him.

        While I was finishing my EBC trek, my family arrived in Kathmandu. The guide greeted them at the airport and took them to the hotel. Guide Padam gave me and my family a grand tour of Kathmandu.

        Overall, we had an incredible trip, and I am very impressed with the Nepal Hiking team. I will definitely book my trip again with them.

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        Mr. Navneet
        IN   |   14th Nov 2023
      • Amazing Trip to EBC

        We had an incredible experience doing the EBC trek with the Nepal Hiking Team! Our tour guide, Dhurba, was very knowledgeable and nice, and we became fast friends! Our assistant guide, Indra, was also great and helped us so much during our trek. I recommend traveling with the Nepal Hiking Team 10/10.

        The food was excellent throughout the trip, and the accommodations were comfortable! Be sure to bring warm clothes and layers as it gets pretty cold at higher elevations!

        Thank you Nepal Hiking Team, and especially Dhurba and Indra.

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        Mr. Patrick
        CA   |   28th Oct 2023
      • Best trekking Organisation in Nepal

        We can only recommend this organization. Everything was super well-planned and organized for us. Duhrba was the best guide you could wish for. We booked a safari after the Everest Base Camp Trek. Again, the boss, Ganga, took care of the transportation to Chitwan National Park without any problems. He does a very good job. I was always available directly by phone when we had questions. If we come back to Nepal, we will choose this organization again!

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        - Excellent
        Ms. Sarah
        DE   |   23rd Oct 2023
      • EBC- Awesome trip, perfectly supported

        Visiting Base Camp has been a bucket list item for me since I was about 15 (now 56), so having the whole thing run smoothly was obviously important. The Nepal Hiking Team didn’t disappoint. Months before departure, they effectively answered any questions we had about the kit or the logistics of the trip. From our initial collection from the Hotel, all the way through to airport drop-off 12 days later, the support was faultless. On the mountain our three guides were attentive & had good knowledge of the area. Everything about the trip exceeded expectations. I’d happily use Nepal Hiking if we ever return to the area.

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        - Excellent
        Mr. Simon
        GB   |   22nd Oct 2023
      • Ganga, Rajendra and all of Nepal Hiking Team are the BEST!!!

        Couldn’t imagine using anyone else but Nepal Hiking Team for my trek to Everest Base Camp. Our guides, Ganga and Rajendra, not only made me feel safe which was my first priority but they were very fun and knowledgeable about the Himalayan region and culture. They made sure we were happy, comfortable and taken care of from start to finish with great accommodations and meals. Our whole group successfully made it to EBC which was largely due to the guidance of Ganga and Rajendra and our amazing porters. Very happy I chose Nepal Hiking Team!

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        - Excellent
        Mr. Shannon
        US   |   16th Oct 2023
      • Professional and Convenient. An Excellent Trip.

        I organized a trip with Nepal Hiking Team to travel to Everest Base Camp (EBC) with an additional guided tour of Kathmandu in June.

        They were highly professional and provided valuable information both during the trip and in the preparation phase. My guide, Ramsaran, was consistently helpful and displayed extensive knowledge about the local area and culture.

        The company efficiently arranged all internal travel within the country, which was especially convenient considering the dependency of Lukla flights on weather conditions.

        After completing the trek, I had some extra time in Nepal and decided to book a second trip with the company to Chitwan in the lowlands of Nepal. Chitwan turned out to be an enjoyable bonus trip, as the Terai region offers a distinct experience from the rest of Nepal.

        In conclusion, Nepal Hiking Team is a reliable, trustworthy, and convenient company.

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        - Excellent
        Mr. John
        US   |   2nd Jul 2023