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    Are you looking for a once-in-a-lifetime adventure? Then, Everest Base Camp Trek is just the thing for you. This trek will guarantee the thrill and excitement of this Himalayan region as long as you are looking for a challenge to reach the foot of the world's highest peak.

    At a Glance

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

    Message Regarding flight to/from Lukla

    During the peak seasons for the Everest Base Camp Trek (March to May and September to November), all the Lukla flights will be operated from the Manthali Airport due to congestion at Tribhuvan Airport.

    Trip Overview

    The Everest Base Camp Trek is one of Nepal's most exciting and sought-after routes in the Himalayan region. This trek is a 16-day adventurous journey to the foot of the Mount Everest. It is also the highest peak in the world, towering above 8800 meters above sea level. 

    When you start the trek, you enter through the Sagarmatha National Park, the country's first UNESCO natural heritage site. Within its pristine natural beauty, you can view a forest of Rhododendron and Juniper plants in its all-natural habitat. Despite the flora, you might see some wildlife such as Impeyan pheasant, bearded vulture, snowcock, and alpine chough.

    You'll also get a mesmerizing view of the Mighty Everest as well as some other mountains such as Nuptse (Elevation of more than 7000m), Lhotse (Elevation of more than 8000m), and Ama Dablam, which dominates the eastern sky for anyone trekking to the Everest Base Camp. 

    You will also become familiar with the local Sherpas, one of the Tibetan Ethnic Groups, where they offer modern infrastructures for all global trekkers. You will be able to see the ethnic culture of the Sherpa community and also see their lifestyle living up to high altitudes.

    Major Highlights of the Everest Base Camp Trek

    • Everest got its fame when Sir Edmund and Tenzing Norgay summited it in 1953 AD.
    • You'll climb to the foot of the tallest mountain in the world, towering at 8848 meters.
    • Enjoy stunning views of all mountain ranges from Hotel Everest View, the world's highest hotel.
    • On your EBC trek, marvel at the peaks of Ama Dablam, Lhotse, Nuptse, and Thamserku.
    • Visit Sagarmatha National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, to explore diverse Himalayan flora and fauna in a pristine environment.
    • Tengboche Monastery, a Tibetan Buddhist monastery affiliated with the Sherpa community, lies on the route to Everest Base Camp.
    • Visit Namche Bazaar's Sherpa Museum to learn about the diverse culture, traditions, and lifestyle of the Sherpa Community.
    • Kala Patthar offers a sunrise that strikes Mount Everest, and its sunset turns the horizon golden.
    • The EBC trek offers a 360-degree panoramic view of the entire Himalayan range, including Ama Dablam, Mount Nuptse, and Everest itself.
    • Lukla Airport is one of the highest-altitude and most dangerous airports. Landing there can give you a sense of thrill and achievement. 
    • Reaching Everest Base Camp is the ultimate goal of the trek, giving a sense of extraordinary accomplishment. Your Journey to the Everest Base Camp

    Your Journey to the Everest Base Camp

    Your Everest Base Camp Trek will start when you arrive at the Tribhuwan International Airport (TIA) in Kathmandu (KTM), Nepal, where you will be received by the Nepal Hiking Team (NHT) member. Then, you will be guided to a hotel in Kathmandu, which is centrally located near the tourist hub and perfect for exploring the surroundings on foot, doing some shopping, and discovering eateries & restaurants.

    After spending two nights in Kathmandu, you will fly to Lukla from either Kathmandu Domestic Airport or Manthali Airport in Ramechhap, depending on the season. Your 'Everest Base Camp Trek' begins at Lukla Airport.

    The trek follows the Dudh Koshi River through Sagarmatha National Park. After spending a night in Phakding, the journey continues towards Namche Bazaar, where you stay for two nights to acclimatize by strolling to the Hotel Everest View, the highest-placed hotel, and admiring ancient stupas, Sherpa museums, and Memorial Stones. Equipment or data plans can be purchased in Namche for a smooth internet connection at the foot of Everest.

    Then, continuing your walk-through of the trails to a monastery at Tengboche Village, you can take your time to adore the mesmerizing view of Everest, Nuptse, Lhotse, and Thamserku. After arriving at Dingboche, you will be awed by the spectacular Ama Dablam and walk towards Nangkartshang Peak.

    Keep following the EBC route, you'll reach Gorak Shep after twists and turns through the Khumbu Glacier, and then finally, you will reach the Base of Mount Everest. You can witness how the Khumbu Icefalls mesmerize you as it unwind the timeless beauty of this region. After a few moments of admiration, you will descend to Gorak Shep for an overnight stay.

    The next day, you hike to Kala Pathhar to watch the sunrise rising from Everest. After that, you will descend to Pheriche, retracing through Tengboche, Phunki Tenga, Kyangjuma, Namche, and Phakding, where you aim to conclude your trek by reaching Lukla again.

    For any customized EBC trek as per your preference and experienced Everest guide, Contact the Nepal Hiking Team.


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    Cost Includes

    • All ground transport in a private vehicle, including airport transfers.
    • Four nights' accommodation with breakfast at a 3-star category hotel in Kathmandu.
    • Three daily meals with tea/coffee (breakfast, lunch, and dinner) during the trek.
    • Best available twin-sharing lodge for accommodation during the trek. Private bathrooms with hot showers are provided at Phakding, Namche, and Lukla.
    • Snacks of seasonal fruits during the trek.
    • One highly experienced, helpful, and friendly guide. Porters (1 porter for two people) including their food, accommodation, salary, and equipment. Accident insurance for all staff.
    • Round-trip to/from Lukla, including transfers. (Flights operate via Ramechhap Airport during peak season).
    • Use of down jacket and sleeping bag while trekking.
    • Duffle bag for trekking.
    • Trekking map and trip achievement certificate.
    • First aid medicine kit including oximeter to monitor oxygen level and heartbeat.
    • Sagarmatha National Park Permit fee.
    • TIMS Fee- Trekkers' Information Management System (Please bring two passport-size photos for the permit).
    • Government taxes & office service charge.

    Cost Excludes

    • Lunches and dinners while in Kathmandu.
    • Personal travel insurance.
    • International airfare.
    • Nepal entry visa. Upon arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu, a visa can be obtained quickly. A multiple-entry tourist visa for 30 days is available for US $50 or equivalent in foreign currency. Similarly, a multiple-entry tourist visa for 90 days can be obtained for US $100. Please bring two passport-size photos.
    • Soft drinks, including water.
    • Snacks and other personal expenses.
    • Hot showers during the trek, except in Phakding, Namche, and Lukla.
    • Personal trekking equipment.
    • Wi-Fi internet and phone calls unless they are free.
    • Tips and gratuities for trekking staff and drivers.

    Cost and Date

    Start Dates refer to your arrival date in Nepal. End Dates correspond to your return date from Nepal.

    The Everest Base Camp Trek set departure dates are tailored for the group joining option. If the -days Everest Base Camp Trek departure dates don't fit your schedule, we can include alternative dates that better suit your needs.

    April, 2024

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      Nepal Visa Information

      All foreigners require visas, except people from India. 

      Requirements for the visa application are as follows:

      • You will require a valid passport with a 6-month validity, a blank page for the visa stamp, and a passport-size photo.
      • Apply for your visa here before 15 days of reaching Nepal. The system will automatically delete your information after 15 days.
      • Pay the fee via card or credit card. A 30-day multiple-entry tourist visa costs USD50 or its equivalent in foreign currency. A 90-day multiple-entry tourist visa costs USD135.
      • People from Nigeria, Ghana, Afghanistan, Zimbabwe, Somalia, Cameroon, Swaziland, Iraq, Ethiopia, Liberia, and Palestine may contact their local Nepalese embassy for visa application because they won’t get visas from immigration in Nepal.
      • Contact the Nepal Embassy or Nepal Consulate in your country in advance for any visa-related concerns.

      Everest Base Camp Trekking Permits 2024

      You need two permits for the Everest Base Camp Trek (Included in the package)

      • Sagarmatha National Park Entry Permit
      • Khumbu Pasang Lhamu Rural Municipality Permit

      Best Time to Trek Everest Base Camp

      Nepal Hiking Team highly recommends Autumn (Sep-Nov) and Spring (Mar-May) as the most favorable time to trek the Everest Base Camp. 

      Autumn is the best option for clear skies and festive vibes. Choose spring for the refreshing aura of blooming flowers and mild temperature. Monsoon and winter offer crowd-free and serene atmospheres for peaceful trekking, and the weather becomes quite challenging during the seasons, with risks of heavy rainfall and avalanches. Know more about the best time to trek in Nepal.

      Tips for Everest Base Camp Trek

      • Prepare yourself physically and mentally, as consulted by our trekking leaders, 2-3 months before venturing for the trek.
      • Carry protein bars and dried fruits for snacking up in the mountains. Hot lemon, green tea, lemon tea, or garlic soups are great options for hydration at higher elevations. 
      • Be responsible for your travel. Avoid bottled water and other plastics for ecological safety and to maintain the beauty of the place.
      • Not necessarily to mention, but remember to take pictures via camera with a beautiful background of the Everest region. 
      • Never let your body face dehydration and digestive discomfort; avoid junk foods, alcohol and dairy products at all costs.
      • Follow the expert guidance and take enough time for acclimatization. If you face symptoms of Acute Mountain Sickness or AMS, contact your guide ASAP.
      • Take personal responsibility for your valuables; store them in your backpack or rucksack.
      • Explore the Nepali culture and traditions through our guides and local people.
      • For internet access, buy the Everest Link Card for USD 2 - 4, cheaper than Airlink. Make sure to buy a sim card too from Nepal Telecom or Ncell.
      • For charging your device, you have options of two and three-pin plug points at USD 1-4 per hour. The electrical standards of Nepal are 230Vvoltage and 50 Hz frequency.
      • Device charging facilities are in high demand during peak seasons. So, do carry power banks as an alternative, and to save money in charging. 
      • Carry cash of NPR 18000-20000 (Roughly USD 180-200) per person for extra expenses like shower, device charging, and Wi-Fi during the EBC trip. Visit one of the money exchange centers or use ATM stations available 24/7 in KTM. 
      • Feel free to appreciate your guides with tips, for their support – a common practice in Nepal.
      • Feel free to extend your travel plan with one of our tour packages leading to Kathmandu, Bhaktapur, Patan, or Chitwan.
      • You can choose a private or group trip to Everest Base Camp. You can benefit from our competent guides, sales, and logistics personnel who will cater to your needs. 

      Customer Testimonials 

      The Nepal Hiking Team has received excellent reviews on social media and Trip Advisor, Tour Radar, and Trust Pilot. NHT has received over 99% positive reviews on Trip Advisor. Moreover, there are 180+ reviews on TourRadar, 100+ on Book Mundi, and 150+ on Google.

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      Contact our representative at +977 1 4989212 (office landline, 8 am to 6 pm), or send an email to [email protected]

      For additional support, feel free to call or send a WhatsApp message to Ganga at +977-9851058678. 

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