Everest Base Camp Trek

Everest Base Camp Trek

Activities:
Trekking
Duration
16 days
Destination
Nepal
  • Trip Grade
    Moderate 
  • Max Altitude
    5545 Meters
  • Group Size
    Min 1 Pax.
  • Meals
    B.L.D 
  • Best Time
    March - May & Sept - Dec 
  • Accomodation
    Hotel/Guesthouse

Trip Overview

Get ready to have the best journey of your entire life! The Everest Base Camp Trek is renowned for earning its reputation as the best hike on Earth. And it got that moniker for a great reason. This epic journey takes the hiker through valleys full of forests and alongside precipitous ridgelines.

You pass through little mountain villages grouped under towering glaciers. You get to trek over the fantastic panoramas of the legendary Khumbu area of Nepal. This is the spot the ancient society combines with the unequaled natural grandeur to produce an air of rare beauty situated at the world’s most extreme sport.

Plus, there’s no other journey that will get you nearer to the tallest mountain worldwide, Mt. Everest, considered the top inspirational display in all Himalaya. The Nepal Hiking Team’s sixteen-day trip is the ideal intro to this memorable journey, which lures explorers from all over the world every year. However, the Everest Base Camp Trek is not merely about the final destination—it is additionally about the trek itself.

Your trek starts as soon as you get off the flight at the tiny Lukla airport. You will get to meet all kinds of people, including guides, mountaineers, and porters, as well as additional adventurers as you traverse this tiny mountaintop village, gathering with your group, then preparing for the adventure ahead. From there, you will dive into the wilds of the Himalayas via your two feet, crossing prayer flag-draped suspension bridges and climbing up to sharp vantage points that lie in the core of these stunning mountains.

The Everest Base Camp Trek likewise goes through the Sagarmatha National Park, in which you will find mysterious forests dotted with multicolored rhododendron blooms along with dashing rivers created by runoff from glaciers. Every step taken gets you nearer to the almighty Mt. Everest, called Sagarmatha in the Nepali language and Chomolungma in the Tibetan language. You will find out more regarding those names as you meet the friendly local people who reside in these towns and villages, spread out all over the Everest Base Camp Trek.

These mountain villages are amongst the loveliest in the whole country of Nepal, and it’s likely you have heard about a lot of these: Namche Bazaar, Tengboche, Dingboche and are some of the foremost exciting destinations on this Everest Base Camp Trek. Inside these neighborhoods is where you will get a deeper appreciation of the Sherpa culture along with the ancient school of Tibetan Buddhism that has added to its individuality for hundreds of years.

This Everest Base Camp Trek is full of cultural importance sites from the broad range of chortens and mani stones beside this trail to the intriguing monasteries you will explore as you go. By traveling with experts on the Nepal Hiking Team, you can unlock the mysteries of the Khumbu and establish a real connection with local inhabitants and the people traveling with you. Contact us immediately to begin planning your journey to Mt. Everest!

Best Features of the Everest Base Camp Trek

Everest Base Camp is an example of one of the top magnificent spots in Nepal’s whole country. It’s got a superior air, and it’s full of both anticipation and excitement. However, there are additional highlights you will see on this Everest Base Camp Journey that are just as magnificent. The highest point of altitude on the trip is a lookout area close to Gorakshep called Kala Patthar. This is one area you’ll get to on this journey.

Located more than 5,000 meters up, Kala Patthar rewards journeyers via amazing views of Lhotse, Changtse, and Nuptse. This is additionally the top place on your whole trip where you can see an unhindered view of Mt. Everest itself. You will get there at daybreak and can view the sun as it rises over this astonishing panorama of the mountains and the glaciers.

Undeniably, you will likewise find several historical and cultural highlights on the itinerary. Tops among these are the Tengboche monastery, the biggest of its kind within the Khumbu Valley. This monastery is considered the area’s spiritual center, and it shelters an extraordinary assortment of multihued Buddhist artwork. Additional essential highlights on the Everest Base Camp Trek are the lively trading city of Namche Bazaar, in which you will enjoy magnificent views of Ama Dablam and Thamserku.

Is the Everest Base Camp Trek Hard?

Hiking to an elevation of 5,500 meters, then heading straight to the base camp on the world’s tallest mountain, the Everest Base Camp Trek is the greatest accomplishment for dedicated climbers. Nevertheless, you do not have to be an expert in mountaineering to handle this trail. Because of our gentle schedule of acclimatization as week as the superb leadership of all our hiking guides, if you are in relatively good mental and physical shape, you will be able to finish this trek successfully.

Our guides hike right beside you, thus making sure you stop for frequent breaks as week as drinking lots of fluids as you climb higher up into these mountains. Our guides are additionally qualified in first aid, as your safety is always our primary concern. We will take care of all your needs to ensure you are happy with this 14-day high-altitude voyage.

You can get ready for this journey by participating in regular cardiovascular exercises at your home, such as: walking, swimming, and running. These will help get your endurance up so you will be in great shape to revel in this journey to the fullest. For all those reasons, the Everest Base Camp Trek is our top, most trendy trekking bundle.

Most adequate Time of Year to go on the Everest Base Camp Trek

The year’s top popular times to go on the Everest Base Camp Trek are in the Fall and spring. Spring begins in February in Nepal and goes till May. Comfy temps portray this season, lots of daylight, as well as beautiful blooming rhododendrons and wildflowers.

Explorers who wish to view the Himalayas at their best ought to additionally think about fall hiking opportunities. This happens between September and November, which is the most popular timeframe for trekking. That’s due to the low amount of rain, beautiful clear blue skies, as well as unhindered views that allow you to see clear to the horizon. Naturally, you can add travel during other timeframes.

The seasonal monsoon characterizes summer in Nepal. It provides heavy rains, speedy-flowing rivers, as well as sumptuous greenery. It’s a fantastic timeframe if you do not wish to share a crowded trail with many additional tourists.

Winter is an excellent choice; though the temps may be chilly, you will appreciate the fantastic mountain and hilly views covered with snow. It doesn’t matter what timeframe you pick, Nepal Hiking Team will coordinate things, so you have a memorable journey via the Everest Base Camp Trek.

Is the EBC trek OK for Me?

The Everest Base Camp Trek is justly seen as an example of Nepal’s most excellent hiking paths, although several other journeys are worth looking at in the Khumbu. If you’ve only got a short time to be on this trek, think about taking the seven-day Short Everest Trek or try the two-week Everest Base Camp Short Trek. Plus, if you want a distinctive aerial viewpoint on this region of the Himalayas, the Everest Base Camp Heli Hike might be the trip you are looking for.

However, our Everest Base Camp Trek is a landmark all its own. The Nepal Hiking Team has meticulously fashioned an itinerary to ensure the encounters live up to any expectations. So, if you are experiencing difficulty making up your mind, watch this brief video of the journey to view the things you may expect. We are waiting to answer any questions and to start organizing your trip of a lifetime. Whatever journey you select, you will be in great hands with our Nepal Hiking Team.

Itinerary

Day 01: Arrive at Tribhuwan International Airport Kathmandu

Day 02: Kathmandu Valley Sightseeing Tour and Preparation for the trek

Day 03: Fly to Lukla and Trek to Phakding (2652m/8699ft) Walking Distance - 8 km, Duration: 3 hours

Day 04: Phakding to Namche Bazaar (3440m/11283) Walking Distance - 10 to 12 km, Duration: 6 hours

Day 05: Acclimatization Day – Hike to Everest View Hotel (3,962m/12995ft) Walking Distance - 3 to 4 km, Duration: 3 to 4 hours

Day 06: Namche to Tengboche (3860m/12660ft) Walking Distance - 10 to 11 km, Duration: 5 hours

Day 07: Tengboche to Dingboche (4410m/14464ft) Walking Distance - 11 to 12 km, Duration: 5 hours

Day 08: Acclimatization Day- Hike to Nagarjun hill and return: Walking Distance - 5 to 6 km, Duration: 4 to 5 hours

Day 09: Dingboche to Lobuche (4910m/16105ft) Walking Distance - 11 to 12 km, Duration: 5 hours

Day 10: Lobuche to Gorakshep (5180m/16990ft) - Everest Base Camp (5364m/17594ft) and back to Gorakshep, Walking Distance - 14 to 15 km, Duration- 8 hours

Day 11: Gorakshep - Kala Patthar (5545m/11283ft) then trek back to Pheriche (4210m/13810ft) Walking Distance - 13 to 14 km, Duration - 7 hours

Day 12: Pheriche to Namche (3440m/11283) Walking Distance - 14 to 15 km, Duration- 7 hours

Day 13: Namche to Lukla (2800m/9184ft) Walking Distance - 18 to 19 km, Duration - 7 hours

Day 14: Flight from Lukla to Kathmandu

Day 15: Reserve day in Kathmandu

Day 16: Farewell and Departure

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
  • Kathmandu city tours, including all entry fees, tour guide, and private transportation
  • Three daily meals with tea/coffee (breakfast, lunch, and dinner) during the trek
  • Best available twin sharing lodge for accommodation during the trek. We provide 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 two people) and their food, accommodation, salary, and equipment. Accident insurance for all staff
  • Round trip flight Kathmandu – Lukla / Lukla – Kathmandu including departure taxes
  • Down jacket and sleeping bag use while trekking
  • Duffle bag for trekking
  • Trekking map and trip achievement certificate
  • First aid medicine kit
  • Sagarmatha National Park Permit fee
  • TIMS Fee- Trekkers' Information Management System (Please bring two passport size photos for permit)
  • Government taxes & office service charge

Cost Excludes

  • Meals not specified in the 'Meal Inclusions' in the above itinerary
  • Personal Travel insurance
  • International airfare
  • Nepal entry visa. You can obtain a visa quickly upon your arrival at Tribhuwan International Airport in Kathmandu. A multiple-entry tourist visa suitable for 30 days can be obtained by paying the US $ 50 or equivalent in foreign currency. Similarly, multiple-entry tourist visas for 90 days can be obtained by paying the US $ 135. Please bring two passport-size photos.
  • 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 call unless it is free.
  • Tips and gratuities for trekking staff and drivers

Trip Route Map

FAQs

  • How do I get Visas to Nepal?

  • Will somebody come to pick me up at the airport upon my arrival?

  • What are the temperature ranges all year round?

  • Do I need to bring any official document papers for EBC trek?

  • What immunizations will I need?

  • I am a solo traveler; can I join a group?

  • Can I book a private trip?

  • Which hotel do you use in Kathmandu? Can I extend my stay? And how much does it cost?

  • Can I upgrade my hotel to a luxury hotel in Kathmandu?

  • What sort of accommodation facilities are available during the trek? And what about showers?  

  • Can you Brief me on meals and water during the trek?

  • How is Typical Trekking Day like?

  • Are Internet and Mobile Connectivity available during the trek?

  • Do you have planned enough acclimatization? And what are your Safety Protocols?

  • How much spending money do I need for each day on the trek? And are credit cards accepted on the Trail?

  • Is there a laundry service during the trek?

  • Can I recharge my electronic gadgets, and what kind of plug, adapter/converter should I use to travel in Nepal?

  • Can beginner trekkers do this trek?

  • Do you know how many miles the Everest Base Camp Trek is?

  • Is there any alternative way if the flight to/from Lukla is canceled or delayed?

  • What is the weight limit for the Lukla flight?

  • Is travel insurance necessary to do the EBC Trek? If so, what type of travel insurance is adequate?

  • Are your guides qualified to handle a medical emergency?

  • If I am sick, can I continue the trek after a day's rest?

  • Are your guides certified by the Government of Nepal?

  • Do I need to tip my guide and porters? How much would that be?

  • Can I add extra days to my trekking trip?

  • Is it necessary to make a down payment to reserve a place on a trek? And how to book?

  • What is Nepal Hiking Team's cancellation policy?

  • Can I postpone my trek? If so, how can I postpone the trek?

  • Do you accept last-minute bookings?

  • Why Choose Nepal Hiking Team?

Cost & Dates

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Reviews

Jonathan, USA The team NHT provided the best possible service. They were attentive in every aspect in the months leading up to the trek through emails and were responsive and thorough in addressing my questions and concerns. During our tour, Bheg (our guide) and our porter were there to take care of our (myself and one other trekker) needs and always smile and graciously. I have used other more expensive and well-known trekking teams in the Himalayas in the past and would rank NHT on an equal or higher plain. Bheg has many years of experience, as did our porter, and was very competent in their roles and Bheg in his knowledge of the area and the trek. Though our porter did not speak very much, Bheg was kind enough to translate when asked, and our porter was equally attentive in assisting Bheg and us to ensure a successful trek. Very competitive price and an excellent team and experience. I highly recommend them.
Sara, sweden We went on Everest Base Camp trek with Gokyo Lake back in March of 2019. When I first contact NHT, they were so nice enough to have an hour long chat on what’s app arranging a trip for us for late autumn of that year. However, due to personal reason, we decided to go on a trip earlier than the planned date. NHT had only few weeks to make all the preparations. But they managed everything smoothly. From our hotel reservation to flight tickets and guesthouse on the trek, everything was planned out carefully. We were thoroughly impressed with how they organized everything in a short notice. Ganga, was very polite and always accessible to have chat whenever we were on the trek. From the beginning to the end of our trek, Ganga made sure everything was Ok with us. Also, we cannot forget Bhim our guide on the trek. He made us laugh all through the journey. He is very skilled and has lots of knowledge about mountains and about the people and culture. Because of him and his good network of people, we were able to enjoy the local experience of the Everest region. Also, our porter, who spoke who very took good care of us. Whenever, we stopped on the trek, he always asking if our bag were heavy on us. Everything went well on the trek because of these two amazing people. If our friends or relatives ever decide to visit Nepal, we will strongly recommend them to go with NHT and to choose Bhim. I am forever grateful towards everyone involved in organizing our trek. We completely enjoyed our trek and had exceptionally wonderful time in the Himalayas. These people are professional and know what they are doing. So if anyone is looking for a reliable and a good travel agency in Nepal, they should not hesitate to go with Nepal Hiking Team. They really are the best!
Mark, USA My family of four went to Everest Base Camp just before the pandemic hit the world. It was a long-awaited family vacation. We go camping whenever we can. But my teen boys were worried about being in the remote mountains for two weeks. Nonetheless, they were still up for a challenge. We knew about Nepal Hiking Team through a family friend. They previously did one of their treks and had only lovely things to say about their services. And we, too, listening to their experience, contacted Nepal Hiking Team for our family vacation. They were cautious with our requests and requirements. They were quick in responding to our questionable amount of inquiries. They were always thorough and prompt. Likewise, our pill of happiness and motivation, our guide Bhim was always there to encourage us whenever we felt it wasn't easy to go forward. He assured us we could finish the journey, and we did too. He never forgot to remind us to stay hydrated and that also on an hourly basis. He routinely checked our pulses to check our oxygen level and was always asking if we needed anything. The trekking team took good care of us during the trek. As much as our safety was given a priority, they made sure we were enjoying our trek as well. He was a master of trekking and had every bit of information about the mountains. He knew the mountains' names and continued to amaze us with his knowledge of mountains and their people. Our family vacation was fantastic, and its praise goes to the company and our talented guide Bhim. Without him and our robust porters, we would not enjoy the mountains' beauty to the fullest. We are happy that we went with our friend's recommendation and choose NHT for our extraordinary journey. We plan to visit again when all the commotion caused by the virus subsides.
Jessica, Australia I am glad that I decided to undertake the Everest Base Camp Trek. My partner and I both are avid hikers. Before this, we had never opted for trekking. Nepal was on our list of places to go for a long time, but we never got a chance to dwell on it due to work. But last winter, everything worked for us. And we decided it is time to visit Nepal. We both wanted to do trekking, but since Nepal's mountains are not easy for beginners, I was more leaning towards doing easy and short treks in Nepal. But my partner was so keen on doing the Everest Base Camp trek, so we agreed to the EBC trek. Even though we had decided on the hike, I was still skeptical about doing it because of its high-altitude nature. And when we found Nepal Hiking Team, we stated our concern to them as well. They were so helpful and informed them, and the trek is doable by the first-time trekker. They advised we got on training mode immediately as we still had few months left before starting the walk. Since I was the most concerned one, I paid most attention to building physical stamina. After months of training and waiting, it was finally time for the trek, and when we arrived in Nepal, Kathmandu airport, NHT was warmly welcomed by the team. A day before the hike, Ganga briefed about the walk, and the next day we got on the flight to Lukla. It was frightening but worthy of an adventurous experience. Our guide Narayan, amazed us with his knowledge about the mountains. He always made sure we were comfortable on the trek and never rushed our journey. He instead obliged to approach the walk smoothly and slowly. As I was more conscious about getting altitude sickness, he shared many helpful tips to avoid altitude sickness. He was very patient and always answered whenever we had one too many questions to ask. And for that reason, we are thrilled we choose NHT and have Narayan for our trek. If it were not for NHT, I would not be able to experience the trek's beautiful features. I am so thankful to NHT for arranging this wonderful and unique. All the credits go to your fantastic team for our wonderful experience in the Himalayas. We will revisit Nepal and have your company plan our next trip!
Paul Wilson, USA Everest Base Camp Trek was on my bucket list ever since I saw the bewildering Everest range images on my Pinterest page. That scenic destination stole my heart in a bit. So, I was like I had to be there someday. And when the perfect time came around, I started preparing for the trek. Nepal Hiking Team was recommended to me by my friends who trekked EBC a few years back. I immediately contact them and arrange my most awaited journey. My guide for the trek was Paban, and I am lucky to have him on the hike. I am a slow walker as I did not have any experience of trekking. He was very attentive about my pace. I never asked to walk faster as I was trekking in a group. He has a broad knowledge of the mountains and about the Sherpa people. He explained about all the mountains visible to our eyes. There were many things best all through the journey. A few of my best experiences on the trek would be breakfast at Everest View Hotel, rest day in Namche Bazaar, and Everest base camp itself. Also, the flight to Lukla was quivering, which fulfilled my need for an adrenaline rush. Similarly, the early morning hike to Kala Patthar fulfilled my thirst for breathtaking views of the mountains. From Kala Patthar, we got an up-close view of Mt. Everest, not from the base camp. I am glad I went on this journey. It was everything I had always expected it to be. And for not letting my expectations down, I am very much thankful to Paban and Nepal Hiking Team for making this trek a trip of a lifetime. From the beginning of the journey to Nepal's last day, they were always present to look after my needs. I am glad I choose them and very thankful for unforgettable memories. Every part of the journey was cherishing, and I look forward to exploring more trekking trails of Nepal in the future.