Everest Base Camp trek from Kathmandu to Kathmandu is a unique lifetime chance for every trekker to fulfill his/her dream of seeing the Everest from its closest eye distance. Trek to Everest Base Camp starts from Kathmandu and includes flight to Lukla.
Guaranteed Best price | 2 Nights stay at Kathmandu| 12 nights stay at comfortable guesthouses
Lukla to Lukla Flight | Sherpa guide and full support team| All required Accessories and Gears
Airport drop and pick up| English speaking guide| Porter for carrying personal luggage
Everest Base Camp Trek- Day 1: Arrive at Kathmandu
Arrive at Kathmandu. Meet the trek representative and each hotel. Today your first permit will be issued to you. In the evening visit Thamel street. Thamel is a famous commercial neighborhood in Kathmandu and streets of Thamel are fascinating and always buzz with lots of restaurants, casinos and curio shops. Also, this is a very good place to buy your shoes and other trekking gears & accessories. You can also visit Darbar Marg, the heart of kathmandu city.
Everest Base Camp Trek- Day 02: Fly to Lukla and trek to Phakding (2,651m): 4 hours trek
Lukla is 9186 feet high and flight from Kathmandu to Lukla is once in a lifetime experience. Lukla is a tabletop airport and surrounded by high mountain peaks. The 40 min flight from Kathmandu to Lukla gives you the most beautiful areal view of almost all the prominent Himalayan peaks including Everest. This view is an added bonus to your trek to Everest Base Camp. Your Everest Base Camp trek will begin from Lukla and here only you will meet other crew members. From Lukla, you descend for one hour and come to Cheplung village. Cheplung gives a good glimpse of Mount Khumbila (18900 feet). Nobody has ever climbed Mount Khumbila as it is very sacred to locals. From Cheplung, you keep descending until you reach Phakding. Overnight stay at Phakding.
Everest Base Camp Trek- Day 03: Phakding to Namche Bazaar trek (3,438m): 5 - 6 hours
Today you embark on your journey to Namche Bazar. First you will walk through a beautiful pine forest and follow the trail to Benkar valley. Benkar is a beautiful valley with Dudh Koshi river flowing through it. Cross Dudh Koshi river and reach Chumoa, a small village. From Chumoa you trek to Monjo, the entrance of Everest National Park. Here you will come across a high suspension bridge. You pass the bridge, then pass Jorsale village and keep walking along the Dudh Koshi and Bhote Koshi rivers. At the end of day's trek you come to the most famous Sherpa village of the world - Namche Bazar. If the weather permits you can get a view of Mt. Everest and Mt. Lhotse. Overnight in Namche Bazaar.
Everest Base Camp Trek- Day 04: Acclimatization Day - Namche Bazaar: (3,440m)
Namche Bazar is a hotspot of activities and always buzz with numerous trekkers, expeditioners, sherpas and cafes, shops, restaurants, ATMs. Namche Bazar market is a beautiful vibrant market at the footstep of Everest. Early in the morning you can hike to Sagarmatha National park to see the beautiful sunrise. The view of Lhotse, Ama Dablam, Thamserku, Kongde etc. is breathtaking from Sagarmatha during sunrise. Also to acclimatize you can go for a day trek to Khumjung village - a small beautiful settlement of Sherpas. Overnight stay at namche Bazar.
Everest Base Camp Trek- Day 05: Namche Bazaar to Tengboche Trek (3,870m): 5- 6 hours
Today you trek to Tengboche from Namche. First you hike to Phunki and then trek uphill to Tengboche. Tengboche is famous for the Tengboche monastery. Tengboche monastery is the largest and most famous monastery in the Everest region. It is located in Sagarmatha National Park (a UNESCO World Heritage Site for its natural biodiversity and impact on the region). Trekkers get a 360-degree view of the Himalayan peaks, including Mt. Everest, Nuptse, Lhotse, Ama Dablam, Thamserku. Opening time of the monastery is 3:00pm. If you reach by that time you can experience daily religious ceremony. Overnight stay at Tengboche.
Everest Base Camp Trek- Day 06: Tengboche to Dingboche (4,360 m/14,300 ft): 5 - 6 hours
Today you trek from tengboche to Dingboch. The entire trail is covered with birch, pine trees and provides extraordinary view of Mt. Everest, Lhotse etc. You trek to Devuche village, cross the Imja River and reach Pangboche. The upper Pangboche trails reward us with a more pristine view of the Himalayas and the Pangboche Monastery. Next you enter Imja valley, cross Lobuche river and reach Dingboche which is a sleepy village and has a good amount of firming activities. beautiful stone walls that protects fields of Barley, Buckwheat and Potatoes proves the fact. Overnight stay at Dingboche.
Everest Base Camp Trek- Day 07: Dingboche: Rest Day
You spend a day in Dingboche for acclimatization. To better appreciate the view of Mt. Ama Dablam, Mt Lhotse and other peaks visible from Dingboche, we climb a ridge on the north behind the village. From the ridge, three of the world's six highest peaks, Mt. Lhotse, Mt Makalu and Mt Cho Oyu are visible. Also, you get the sight of Cholatse and Taboche mountains. Also from the ridge, you can see the sweeping Imja Khola valleyand the picturesque fields and pastures of Dingboche village. Overnight stay at Dingboche village.
Everest Base Camp Trek- Day 08: Dingboche to Duglha (4,600 m): 3 - 4 hours
Today the trek destination is Duglha. To reach Duglha you have to trek through Khumbu khola valley. First you reach Dusa an intermediate point in 8th day's trek of you Everest base camp trek. En-route you cross Phulung Karpo village, Chola lake. Then you see the extravagant view of Mount Pumori (7138 m). Next you cross a river bridge and ascend to Duglha. There is a memorial shrine at Duglha, which needs another 45 min walking. Visit and back to Dulgha. Overnight stay at Dulgha
Everest Base Camp Trek- Day 9: Duglha to Lobuche (4940 m): 2 - 4 hours
From Dugla start your upward trek in the morning towards Khumbu Glacier. The trail goes via a steep moraine. You will cross Chupki Lhara. Chupki gives an excellent view of surrounding snow clad peaks. You first encounter the memorial shrines with flags for those who have lost their lives at Everest. Enroute to Lobuche several high peaks are visible - Khumbutse, Lingtren, Pumori and Mahalangur Hima. Overnight stay at Lobuse.
Everest Base Camp Trek- Day 10: Lobuche to Gorak Shep (5170 m), visit Everest Base Camp (5364 m): 6-7 hours
Gorak shep marks the vicinity of Everest Base Camp. From Gorak Shep lake going straight you will encounter the memorial of Indian Army Mountaineer's Memorial. The breathable air is not adequate here and the trek becomes strenuous due to the thin air in high altitude. Also, the path is very misleading from this point onward. So, it is imperative that you follow the lead sherpa closely.You pass through rocky dunes, moraine and streams before reaching the Everest Base Camp. Once you reach, you see tents of mountaineers that stand out in bright colors against the monotony of gray surroundings (especially in the spring). This is where your Everest Base camp trek ends and your return journey begins next day. Nuptse, Khumbuste and Pumori are the mountains you can see from the base camp. Overnight at Gorak Shep.
Everest Base Camp Trek- Day 11: Gorak Shep to Kala Patthar (5,645m) to Pherice (4,288m) 7-8 hours.
Prepare for an early morning departure braving darkness before the dawn, extreme cold (-10 to -14 C) and Chilly wind. Upon reaching Kala Patthar you get to see 360-degree formidable views of Mt. Everest. This is your best encounter with the supreme Mount. Take pictures, enjoy the magnificent mountain panorama, and then return back to Periche for a good night's rest. Overnight at Periche.
Everest Base Camp Trek- Day 12: Pheriche to Namche Bazaar (3,440m): 6 - 7 hours
Today you trek from Periche to Namche Bazar. The descend to Namche Bazar takes approx. 6-7 hours. Overnight stay at Namche Bazar
Everest Base Camp Trek- Day 14: Namche Bazaar to Lukla (2,800m): 6 - 7 hours
The trail descends steeply downward so we need to walk cautiously as our shaky legs continuously battle the rocky terrain. Once you cross the suspension bridge the trail becomes relatively leveled and flat in nature. After arrival in Lukla, stretch those sore legs and recall the experiences of the last couple of weeks. Overnight stay at Lukla.
Everest Base Camp Trek- Day 14: Fly to Kathmandu
Catch an early morning flight to Kathmandu from Lukla. take rest or go for souvenir shopping in Kathmandu market. Overnight stay at Kathmandu.
Day 15: Final departure
Your adventure in Nepal comes to an end today! On your way home you'll have plenty of time to plan your next adventure in the wonderful country of Nepal.
Cancellation charges per person
What is the cost for Everest Base Camp Trek?
Per head cost for Everest Base Camp trek is 35000/- for Indian Nationals and 800 USD for Any other nationals or non residential Indians. This cost includes two way tickets of Lukla - Kathmandu, basic accommodation, porter, guide. Govt. tax is applicable extra.
Why is EBC trek so expensive for Foreign Nationals?
This is because of the expensive Lukla flight ticket (330 USD or more) and permit fee for foreign nationals set by Nepal Government.
How many guide or Porters will be there with each group?
For every 2 people there will be 1 porter. For every group there will be one guide. If the group size is 6 or more then 1 assistant guide will be provided
Can the number of days be reduced from the itinerary of EBC trek?
No. This is a standard itinerary and most of the trekkers like this itinerary. However if someone has any urgency then helicopter can be arranged to provide early drop at Kathmandu at an extra cost
What is the fitness level required for Everest Base Camp trek?
Trek to Everest Base camp is different than climbing from Everest. You have to be physically fit and mentally able to complete the challenge of trekking to Everest Base Camp. Any difficult trek is more of mental ability than physical and EBC trek is also not an exception. Trekkers who are aged more than 60 Years and overweight by 15-20 kgs. have completed EBC trek. You should not suffer from any respiratory or other physical problem that can affect your body while walking at high altitude. You will be walking uphill for 4-6 hours a day for 12 consecutive days. So, you must be fit for that
How to prepare for trek to Everest Base camp?
Here is a list of general advise that you can follow while preparing yourself for trek to Everest Base Camp
I do not need the service of a porter,what will be the reduced cost for me?
Porters are an integral part of your EBC trek. It is not very easy to carry your bag for so many days consecutively. Porter reduces your carriage. Most importantly, Porters play an extremely important part in your safety and well being as they have wealth of knowledge regarding route, weather, safety etc. So, we do not exclude Porters.
Is there any age limit as I plan to bring my children?
There is no upper age limit. For kids, they must be more than 8 years of age if trekking with parents.
What about trekking gears, shoes etc? Will you provide it for Everest Base Camp trek?
You are advised to have 1 pair of trekking poles, 1 good trekking shoes, a pair of gloves, a proper jacket for protection from cold (Sub zero temperature), a basic jacket that protects from wind. We have an updated list of items that needs to be carried with you, please go through this page
It is better to buy the shoes from your city. Other stuffs you can think of buying from Kathmandu as plenty of stores are available and bargaining is possible
How good are the accommodations in EBC circuit?
All accommodations twin or triple sharing, basic, comfortable and provide well maintained beds and bathrooms. Everest base camp trek is a tea house trek where you don't need to camp anywhere. Also, all those accommodations serve good food too so that you can buy your food from there only. The idea is where you stay there you eat as well
What other expenses I need to plan for?
Approximately 15000 -20000 INR should be sufficient for your cost of food for entire EBC trek duration
Is there any hidden charge?
No. There is no hidden charge.
EBC trek is a hard and strenuous trek. What about medical facilities?
The route has basic medical centers which can handle minor heath problems. Relatively advance facility is available at Lukla. If needed more then Kathmandu hospital is best
Do I get an insurance for Everest base Camp trek?
We do not provide any insurance for this trek. You must check with your insurance provider to see where and how the rules are applicable in Nepal and if they cover helicopter rescue and cashless facility etc.
Is there any health conditions?
Please check with your doctor if you have any medical conditions. A registered medical practitioner is the best person to judge
Which is the best month for Everest base camp trekking?
March last week to May last week is the best time. September Last week to November last week also is a very good time for EBC trek
Which trekking options should I opt for among 15 days or 19 days?
Both trekking options give you almost similar route. But in case of 19 days you can hike via famous Renjo La Pass(5360 meter) and Cho La Pass(5, 420 meters) along with Gokyo lakes and hike to Gokyo Ri for an excellent view Everest
Can we charge our mobiles, iPads and cameras during the trek?
In all accommodation there are facilities of charging. Though we strongly recommend that you bring a good quality portable power bank with you. Most of the accommodation point will charge you somewhere between 100- 400 Rs. for charging. So, it is wise if you charge your power bank and use it later.
What about internet or mobile network during trek to Everest base camp?
aIn most part of the trek you will find mobile network now. But not in the whole route. Some of the hotels / guesthouses that we will use for accommodation have internet connection that you can use on extra charge. The charge may vary from INR 10 to 20 per minute.
Why are you advising us to use water purifier for drinking waters during EBC trek?
You can always opt for bottled water. But Khumbu region is one of the most remote parts of the world and no such civic facilities are available. Trekkers after using bootled water dump the plastic bottle in environment which pollute this otherwise pristine region. So it is our small advise to save the pristine area. You can use the running stream mountain water which is germ free and safe to drink. Use of water purifier will eliminate chance of any contamination. But it is your decision to choose between Himalayan water and bottled water
Is Lukla a dangerous airport? How safe is the route of Everest Base camp trek?
Lukla airport is a small table top airport with a very short runway. This is certainly not among the safest runways of the world but only small aircraft like Dornier Do 228 runs here which negates the shorter runway problem. Also, you will be given tickets from listed airlines like Yeti airlines etc. who follow proper guidelines. So, though not the most safest but you can enjoy the best aerial view of your life while flying down to Lukla
Can overweight persons do Everest base Camp trek?
Yes. If you can walk for longer then you should come for this trek. If you are medically fit and a registered medical practitioner gives you No Objection Certificate
Are these dates guaranteed departures?
Yes. Even if only one person register the trek will be conducted.
What is charge of Helicopter?
Charge of Helicopter varies with the altitude and terrain. Generally it varies from 300 USD to 1500 USD or more for one Helicopter. A helicopter can be shared by 2-5 people depending upon the altitude and as per the flight guideline.
The Everest Base Camp Trek
Everest- the highest peak on earth, its summit is so high that trekking to its base is also a thrilling experience. Everest Base camp (EBC) is located on either side of the Everest- one is South Base camp in Nepal and North Base camp is in Tibet. It is situated at an altitude of 18,192 feet. The best months to explore this experience is April and May. Places to visit on the trek are Sagarmatha National Park, Mt. Lohtse and Mt. Nuptse.
The Everest Base Camp Trek villages
The villages you'll come across on EBC trek.
Phakding is a small village located in Khumbu region in Nepal and lies at an altitude of 2,610 meters. The trail to the Mt. Everest starts from here.
Namche Bazaar is another village that comes across the trail to Everest. It has a small population scattered at the sides of a hill. The short uphill trail will take you to a breath-taking view of snow covered peaks.
Tengboche is also situated in Khumbu region in Nepal at an altitude of 3,867 meters. It came under the influence of Buddhism about 350 years ago. It has a panoramic view of Himalayan mountains including Tawache, Everest, Nuptse, and Thamserku. The village has no road network, trekking is the only way to reach the place and living conditions are expensive.
Dingboche village is filled with greenery and a small population consisting of mostly Sherpa community. The natives here do farming and grow crops like potatoes, barley, and buckwheat. It is situated at an altitude of 4,410 meters and is another campsite for the Mt. Everest trek.
The Everest Base Camp trek difficulty
You can reach this destination in all the seasons. But the best time attempt this trek is April and May. Winters are less likely chosen by the people for trek since the weather is very cold and temperature is below zero. High altitude trek is an adventurous task and people should be aware of the symptoms of AMS (Acute Mountain Sickness) like a mild headache, discomfort, and nausea. In case of AMS inform your trek instructor and follow his instructions. There can be minor injuries while trekking like bruises, knee or arm sprain, etc. So carry first aid kit.
The Everest Base Camp trek route map
First, you have to reach Kathmandu by flight and then to Lukla. The trek to EBC begins from Lukla which a small and beautiful village. Then the trail will take you to Phakding village. Walk from Lukla to Phakding is gradual and followed by few ups and downs. After crossing Dodh-kosi suspension bridge, followed by a short up-hill and down-hill climb, you will come across village Benkar and a small river Monjo which is located below Thermasharkhu.
Then you will reach Namche Bazaar where you can see colourful Danphe pheasant-the national bird of Nepal. The next stop is religious Tengboche. From Tengboche to Dingboche the path goes through a forest.The path from here is easy and you would come across Mani-prayer stupa. From here the trail is downward and you fill find Pheriche village and Thugla on the way to Lobuche. After crossing grassy fields, rocky moraine dunes, icy-glacial ponds, and icebergs, you will reach Gorakshep. Following the strenuous climb, you will reach your destination- the Everest Base Camp. Return back to Lukla via Gorakshep and Namche Bazaar.
The Everest Base Camp weather
Weather is always unpredictable at the Himalayas. No one can guarantee a snowfall, rain or sun. The temperature during daytime is 5-10 degree celsius and during the night is -7 to -5-degree celsius.