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

Sitting right below the foot of Khumbu Glacier, the Everest Base Camp Trek is one of the most symbolic treks in the world. The adventures in Everest dates back a long time ago. One of the greatest explorers of the 20th century and New Zealand mountaineer, Sir Edmund Hilary, along with Nepalese mountaineer Tenzing Norgay, were the first Team to scale Mount Everest in 1953. Hence, numerous trekkers and mountaineers visit Nepal every year to glimpse the grand mountains, making it a strenuous yet ambitious one.

Take a much-needed detour from your everyday routine and accompany the majestic Himalayas in an experience worth a lifetime. Be a part of an unforgettable journey full of inspiration, drenched in spirituality and unmissable adventures. To the ones unafraid of the wild and follow the roads leading to the roof of the world. The 16-day Everest Base Camp Trek is not just a usual tour but a chapter of your own challenges, away from ordinary life, bringing you closer to yourself. Leave a part of you in Sherpa villages as you discover nature closely amidst the local forests, snowy glaciers, and the Himalayan wildlife.

Why Everest Base Camp Trek could be the one for you!

  • Sightseeing around the historical city of Kathmandu, visiting the religious assets of Nepal. Be guided in the preserved UNESCO world heritage sites such as Pashupatinath temple, the oldest Asian Bouddhanath Stupa, and Swayambhunath.
  • The real adventure begins right from your flight to the Lukla airport that stands on the top of a cliff to hiking at some of the most challenging yet beautiful trails, rivers, and roads in the world that never look the same every changing season.
  • Situated at an elevation of 5600m approximately, who wouldn’t want to miss witnessing the Everest real close from Kala Patthar and the other beautiful mountains Ama Dablam, Pumori, Thamserku, and Lhotse, to name a few.
  • You rest at places like the beautiful town of Namche, providing basic amenities and small shops, bakeries, bars, and even hop in for a few drinks at the world’s highest Irish Pub!!
  • Meet your hosts, the Sherpa people, as they serve you their warm hospitality at places such as the local market of Namche and Khumjung.
  • If you happen to be lucky, you may find some wildlife in your proximity, such as the protected mountain goat; Himalayan Tahrs, Monal, Musk Deer, and Blood Pheasants.
  • Live the feeling of being under the mountains at a close elevation of 5364m at Everest Base Camp. Celebrate the efforts as you spend the night under the starry sky, beneath the world’s highest mountain with your Team!!
  • Walk along with the members of your Team of experienced guides and porters at your service who will help you blend with the local people.

Everest Base Camp Trek is not a regular trek. It is an achievement of a lifetime. Imagine being on top of the world, standing up close to the soaring mountains of the Everest region. We begin our trek first with a flight to Lukla. After an adventurous half-hour flight above the impressive green and white mountains, reach the Tenzing-Hillary Airport at Lukla. The flight to Lukla is an experience where one can see the lush landscape below and the glittering White Mountains correspondently.

Upon arrival, we begin the day’s adventure with our trek through the prospering village of Lukla. We climb down to the Dudh Koshi River and follow the river to join the main trail to Namche. Passing a long suspension bridge and walking through the well-paved paths, we walk towards the village of Phakding. On our journey, we cross various suspension bridges and pass a few, namely Benkar, Chumoa, and Monjo, to the Everest Region entrance, i.e., Sagarmatha national park. We travel to Namche bazaar and Jorsale, a leading trading center of this area and a gateway to mt. Everest.

On the way to Everest Base Camp, our path climbs up through the forests, busy trails, and villages. We hike up to Syangboche Airport and climb Everest View Hotel for incredible panoramic views of Everest, Lhotse, Amadablam, and Tawache. The magnificent views of the towering mountains sipping warm tea at the Everest view hotel is an experience one is unlikely to forget.

From Namche, we follow a smooth trail with some ups and downs through the pine forests to Tengboche. We cross the bridge decorated with prayer flags over the Dudh Koshi river and visit Tengboche monastery, a famous holy center of Khumbu. Tengboche is a great place to grab the views of mt. Amadablam, mt. Nuptse, and mt. Everest.

We continue to head towards Dingboche, passing several Chortens, mani walls (made up of stones engraved with prayers), and small villages with an appealing close-up view of mt Amadablam. We hike to Nagerjun and cherish the views of all the towering mountains in the Everest region, including mt. Makalu. We pass through the ancient stone-wall villages, mountain goats, chattering snow cocks, and immense woolly yaks with slow, dreamy gazes to Lobuche and continue to Gorakshep through the lateral moraine of the Khumbu glacier. The 360-degree vista of snowy mountains and the glimpse of Kala Patthar, a grey-green cliff beneath mt. Pumori is beyond noble.

We take the trail through Gorakshep lake and continue to Everest Base Camp, our ultimate destination of the entire tour. We then hike up to Kala Patthar and witness the sunrise/sunset into the peaks of the mountains, particularly- mt. Everest. The breathtaking views of the highest peaks as we ascend to Kala Patthar are enthralling.

After conquering the top and observing such an incredible experience, we make our way back to Lukla through the same path.

Alternative Treks You Can Consider!

If you are running out of days to spare and want to experience Everest on a similar level, you can view other shorter options for this trip. Yes, you can still tour/ walk around and grab the true essence of the Everest experience. For example, we have a shorter tour version in our 14 days Everest Base Camp Short Trek. Whether you want to experience Everest through air and land, we have the 11 day Everest Base Camp Heli Trek that leads you back to Kathmandu from Gorakshep. Our Everest Base Camp Heli Shuttle Trek of 12 days offers you a similar experience in a trek and flight adventure.

On the other side, if you are walking at a slower pace and are in for a more relaxed tour, we have an extended Everest Base Camp Trek for Seniors of 20 days. The tour assures both seniors extra days to acclimatize and is a more fit according to your needs kind of itinerary with added days.

Regardless of which package you choose Nepal Hiking Team takes proper care of you and makes your traveling experience a remarkable and stress-free one. Our team of well-experienced and friendly guides will accompany you throughout the trip and provide what you desire. We promise you are in the best hands because we care!

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

  • Small Group Journey
  • Private Journey

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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Reviews

David Bristow, Manchester, United Kingdom From the first contact I was really impressed with NHT and Ganga. Every question I had was answered within hours. I decided on a private trip to give a bit more flexibility. I was glad I did that as during the trip I wanted to make a few changes like trek to Monjo on the first day therefore making day 2 a lot easier (which I can hugely recommend for anyone on one of the earlier flights). I also wanted to climb Kala Patthar during the day to get (in my opinion) the much better view of Everest with the sun shining on it and the valley rather than behind it. That meant not enough time to go to pheriche that same day but no problem, we went back to Lobuche and stayed there. All changes were done with no problems. Even a flight change. Prakash and Baghi (guide and Porter) were just brilliant. To be honest they became companions rather than guides. They always ensured everything went smoothly and I genuinely couldn’t have asked for better people to do the trek with. Anyone looking to book trek in Nepal should look no further than here. They are faultless. PS. Read this review on tripadvisor (Click Here)
Max Sørensen, Denmark We can only recommend Nepal Hiking Team (NHT) - thank you for an amazing trek. A group of 7 friends planned this trip for 2 years (2019-2020) and postponed it 3 times due to COVID19 restrictions - and in October 2021 we finally got to go. NHT has since the first contact responded very well and very fast to all questions including providing reference from earlier clients. When we had to postpone the trip Ganga - the managing director - advised us that our deposit would of course still be valid for the trip whenever the timing was workable. 18 months later (this October) when we could finally go, NHT delivered completely as planned - from the pick up in the airport, hotel in Kathmandu, flights to Lukla etc. We unfortunately got delayed 24 hrs into Lukla (yes.... bad weather :-)) - but NHT handled this impeccable with rebooking etc. And a big THANK YOU to our two guides Raam (lead guide) and Denise - the were handling things with a smile - being extremely service minded and with a good sense of humor - and yet we always felt very safe with them on the trail or crossing passes. They also managed our nice group of Porters and the Teahouse bookings very well (quite a few of them had only few visitors over the last couple of years) incl. food and drinks on the way. The heli-lift from Gorakshep to Lukla also went completely as planned. So an absolute top rating for being very credible, safe and delivering as agreed. So an absolute 5 star rating from our group. Note: Read this review on TripAdvisor (Click Here)
Tammy and Bentz, USA I was very impressed with the services provided by the company which exceeded our expectations. We did the Everest Base Camp trek for 14 days and from the beginning to the end, the whole team’s commitment to customer service was outstanding. This was evident starting with Ganja’s email communications on the status of our tour with the ever-changing COVID restrictions and continuing even post-trek on the required PCR testing requirement in which Ganja arranged for the test to be performed at our hotel. The trek to EBC was both the most challenging & most rewarding thing we've ever done. Our experience was enhanced by our guide, Arun, and porter, Derba, who both went above and beyond to make sure we were well taken care of and accommodated our every need. They allowed us to hike at our own pace and were never in a rush. We always felt safe and immensely enjoyed our ECB trekking experience due to their guidance, expertise, and professionalism. Nepal Hiking Team is a fabulous company and I highly recommend them to other hikers. Read this review on Trip advisor
Anonymous, USA Raj’s execution of his guiding skills and his ability to trek along the trails were profound, and his good nature and humor were also very much appreciated by us. We took the Everest Base Camp Trek package, and everything went according to the plan and program that was made, and Raj helped us in the trek. He would explain to us all the different stories of the temples and the mountains and the monasteries that we came across. The scenery and the landscape were also very lovely and picture-worthy. My holiday was well spent and I really liked the overall experience of the journey. Wonderful country and wonderful people, it’s a very wholesome experience overall!
Mark, USA We booked our Everest Base Camp Trek in a hurry. We were planning to go somewhere else but later decided to explore the Himalayas. It was not difficult to find Nepal Hiking Team with all those fantastic reviews about them on Trip Advisors. And by putting faith in the experiences of the strangers, we went ahead and contacted Nepal Hiking Team. From the get to go, they were so attentive. Since we were booking in a hurry, they were swift to respond to our queries in detail. And when it was time for our trek, we were warmly welcomed by our guide Dinesh at the airport. Our second day of the journey started with a fantastic flight journey to Lukla. The flight was everything when it came to adventure and thrill. We never got to do thorough research about the trek, but Dinesh precisely provided every tiny detail about the place, its people, and the majestic mountains. We had only mountains to look forward to, but the journey was much more than the mountains. The people, small villages we bypass, and the naked mountains that accompany you were some of the best parts of the trek. Dinesh knew all the perfect places to stay over and lunch. All the places we stopped for lunch were ideal locations for viewing mountains. We were profoundly happy with what how Dinesh led our trek. Although we were both physically fit couples, we had never walked at such an altitude. Dinesh kept up with our walking pace, never rushed us, neither let us stay at a place for too long. Additionally, his information about the mountain impressed us so much. We are told about every mountain visible to the eyes and every monastery we pass by. We were deeply impressed with how he led our trek. From our safety to our comfort, everything was taken care of. And we are forever fortunate we decided to plan our vacation with Nepal Hiking. Their service to the way of working, everything was up to par. We are thrilled they organized this fantastic adventure for us. We wholeheartedly recommend them to our friends and family who wish to visit Nepal.