Everest base camp trek
Everest base camp trek follows the footsteps of Sir Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Sherpa and ends with an ascent of Kala Pattar hill station. Kala Patthar known as mountain black stone is a little peak and famous hill station to observe Mount Everest and many other tallest mountains of Khumbu region.
While you are Everest base camp trekking, you can experience the tallest mountains, brilliant landscapes, colorful forests, the high mountain villages, and Buddhist monasteries. It has a great opportunity to experience the local sherpa hospitality too.
Trek to base camp is in the Sagarmatha national park which is listed in UNESCO world heritage sites. Everest base camp treks is the highest mountain in the world, Everest at 8,848m, and many of the world’s 8,000m peaks such as Lhotse, Cho Oyu, and Makalu. Everest Icefall glacier with huge ice pinnacles soaring to unbelievable height before reaching the Everest Base camp.
Hike to Everest base camp is suitable for any walker looking for something a little more challenging and energetic. Our program always includes rest days and build up gradually, in order to acclimatize to the altitude. Along the routes, you can walk at your own pace, with plenty of stops for rest. Everest base camp trek tour is possible to visit at any time during the year.
Why people choose Everest base camp trek?
Sost adventure Everest Base Camp – EBC trek is perhaps the most dramatic and picturesque scenery in the Nepalese Himalaya. You will have face to face the view of Mount Everest 8,8,48m / 28,933 ft. It is the most popular footsteps of great mountaineers Sir Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay. Everest base camp trek goes through forests, hills and quaint villages. A great sense of anticipation builds as you trek up the Khumbu valley, passing through Sherpa villages and monasteries.
The Everest base camp hiking offers comfortable accommodation run by local inhabitants. The trek includes all meals, road-head transport, services of English speaking local trekking guide and porters to carry the luggage. You will only need to carry a day-pack and you can walk at your own pace.
Adventure Everest base camp trek highlights and Himalayan sights
Abundant flora and fauna, Sagarmatha national park Museum in Namche Bazaar, Sherpa villages and Buddhist monasteries, the broad summit of Kalapathar (5,545m), Amazing view of Mt Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse, Amadablam, Majestic Thamserku and many other mountains and Khumbu Glacier.
Majestic Everest base camp trek difficulty
The Everest base camp trek is suitable for any walker looking for something a little more challenging and energetic. It does not require you to be super fit or have any previous trekking experience. If you are healthy and can walk about 5 hours daily is better. Our program always includes rest days and build up gradually, in order to acclimatize to the altitude. Along the routes, you can walk at your own pace, with plenty of stops for resting.
Top scenic Everest base camp trek covers
Lukla – Namche Bazzar – Syangeboche Hill – Tengboche monastery – Kalapatthar & ebc.
Best season to explore Everest base camp trek
February, March, April, May, June, September, October, November and December.
Mount Everest base camp trek outline itinerary
01 Day: Arrival in Kathmandu
02 Day: World heritage sites seeing. Trek preparation.
03 Day: Fly to Lukla (2886m/9,437 ft). Trek to Bengkar (2698m /8,822 ft.), 5 hours
04 Day: Trek to Namche Bazzar (3440m/11,249 ft.), 6 hours
05 Day: Trek to Khumjung (3789m) via Sengboche hill, 3 hours
06 Day: Trek to Dewoche village (3750m/12,263 ft.), 6 hours
07 Day: Trek to Dingboche (4260 m/13,930 ft.) , 6 hours
08 Day: Acclimatization day at Dingboche
09 Day: Trek to Lobuche (4930 m/16,121 ft.) , 5:30 hours
10 Day: Trek to Everest Base Camp (5364m/17,540 ft) , 7 hours
11 Day: Hike to Kala Patthar (5545m/18,132 ft). Trek to Pheriche (4243m.), 9 hours
12 Day: Pheriche to Tengboche (3867 m/12,645 ft.), 6 hours
13 Day: Teangboche to Namche Bazaar (3440 m/12,249 ft) , 7:30 hours
14 Day: Namche Bazaar to Lukla (2886 m/9,337 ft.), 8 hours
15 Day: Mountain flight from Lukla to Kathmandu. Final departure
Everest Base Camp trek itinerary detail
Our Everest base camp trek has a short about 12 days itinerary compared to most walks in this region leading up to the base camp. The particular route is designed for world travelers who wish to hike to the base camp of the spectacular mountain but are restricted time-wise. For travelers who wish to reach the Everest base camp in a more relaxed manner can try this itinerary however if this itinerary is not fit you than send us an inquiry for tailor-made itinerary.
Day 01: Arrival at Kathmandu valley
Upon arrival in Kathmandu, Tribhuvan International Airport, we will receive you with private vehicle and transfer to hotel in Kathmandu. Our representative will give you a briefing about the ebc trek further program on details.
Day 02: World heritage site of Kathmandu valley sightseeing.
After breakfast the day will start to our guided trip to cultural world heritage sites in Kathmandu valley; including visits to the pilgrimage sites of Hindus Pashupatinath temple, the world biggest Bouddhanath Stupa, visit Swoyambhunath Stupa also known as monkey temple and historical Kathmandu Durbar Square with temple, unique architectures and Kumari (living goddess) in central Kathmandu. Evening pre-trip discussion and introduce with our fellow trekking staff for your adventure trip.
Day 03: Fly to Lukla airport (2886m/9,437 feet). Trek to Bengkar (2698m /8,822 ft.), 5 hours
We take an early flight from Kathmandu to Lukla, upon arrival at Lukla, we would be refreshed in one of the hotels and then start our trek to Phakding (2640 m). We trek following a gentle climb up the mountainside on the left bank of the Dudh Koshi. Nupla peak (5885m) can be seen on the opposite bank. We pass several Sherpa villages such as Ghat, Phakding, Tok Tok and finally, we reach Bengkar village.
Day 04: Trek to Namche Bazaar (3440m/11,249 feet.), 6 hours
The trail climbs from the riverbed on the left bank into the mountain, through a forest to Chumoa. We continue along the trail with many ups and downs; cross a stream, and pass by the tiny village Monjo. We then come to the Sagarmatha National Park office where a park entrance fee is to pay. We follow a short walk along the riverbed of this valley where the major river meets each other. Crossing over the Hillary bridge, the trek begins the steep ascent to Namche Bazar. On the way, we would have excellent views of Mount Everest (8848m) and Lhotse (8516m.). Surrounded on three sides by mountain ranges, Namche Bazar (3440m) is a central hub of the area for food, trekking gears, and other necessary goods. In the afternoon, hike to the National park museum.
Day 05: Khumjung village trek (3790m/12,393 feet), 3 hours
We walk up to the Sengaboche hill station which is about 3900m/12,753 ft to explore the best Himalayan scenery including Mt. Everest, Ama Dablam, Thamserku, Nuptse, Lhotse, Tawche, Kwangde .. etc within 360 deg angle. This is one of the most highlighted places of the whole journey. Then we walk downhill to the sandy ground Khumjung village. In the afternoon, you can visit the Khumjung monastery and Kunde hospital if you like. It is one of the biggest settlements of the Sherpa community. We can also enjoy the splendid view Himalaya from here.
Day 06: Tengboche Monastery Trek (3867m/12,645 feet), 7 hours
The trail goes ahead leaving a steep cliff that drops down to the Dudh Kosi. During the journey, we would have a panoramic view of the Himalayas such as Ama Dablam (6812m), Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse (7855m), and Tawoche (6501m). We would visit Trashinga, Phunki Tenga, and reach Tyangboche. Now, we ascend towards Tengboche Monastery where we visit to see how Buddhist monks pray. Tyangboche hill offers a good view of sunrise and sunset at Everest and Ama Dablam. We head downhill walking to de Woche village where we stay overnight.
Day 07: Trek to Dingboche village (4260 m/13,930 feet.), 6 hours
We trek from Tyangboche to Dingboche (4260 m.). Leaving Tyangboche at the backdrop, we descend through the rhododendron forest and enter Deboche. Crossing a suspension bridge at Imja Khola, we head towards Minlinggo and inter Imjatse Valley beneath the mighty peaks of Ama Dablam, Nuptse, and Lhotse. Dingboche is dry and big villages with lodges and guesthouses.
Day 08: Dingboche village day tour
Today, we acclimatize at Dingboche to be familiar with the local climate. Today, we hike to Dingboche hill to get acclimatize. Hike to Chhukung is optional, it also provides a majestic view of Island peak, Ama Dablam, Makalu, Tawoche peak, and others. In the late afternoon, we come back to Dingboche and take rest.
Day 09: Dingboche to Lobuche (4930 m/16,121 feet.), 5:30 hours
It is our turn to head towards Lobuche from Dingboche which is situated at a distance of five and half hours normal walk. The onward trail is gentle up to Pheriche village. Along the trail, we would be privileged to have panoramic views of the Mt.Tawache, Ama Dablam, Pokalde (5741m), Kongma-tse (5820m), and the great wall of Nuptse. We would have lunch at Dugla (4595m) and trek to Lobuche.
Day 10: Everest base camp trek (5364m/17,540 feet) , 7 hours
Having breakfast at Lobuche, we trek to Everest Base Camp via Gorakshep (5140m.). Visiting Everest base camp trek is the most rewarding section of the trek. Our trail winds up through the rocky path and Khumbu glacier. The view of Nuptse, Lho-La, and Khumbutse. Visit Everest base camp and come back to Gorakshep.
Day 11: Gorakshep to Kala Patthar (5545m/18,132 feet). Walk to Pheriche (4243m.), 9 hours
We trek from Gorakshep to Kala Patthar (5545m.) and trek to Pheriche (4243m.). Early morning, we get ready to climb Kala Patthar (5545m.) and enjoy the view of sunrise. We would see Mt. Everest, Mt. Pumori, Mt. Lingtren, Mt. Khumbetse, Mt. Nuptse, Mt. Lhotse, Mt. Ama Dablam, Mt. Thamserku and many more from Kala Patthar. Himalayan Rescue Association Aid Post is available at Pheriche health post where foreign volunteer doctors are providing medical treatment.
Day 12: Tengboche trek (3867m/12,645 feet.) , 6 hours
Trek from Pheriche to Tengboche (3867 m.). We would visit the research center and trek to Tyangboche. During the route, one can enjoy descending through rhododendron forest. Tengboche is famous for the oldest monastery. From the monastery, one can enjoy the splendid view of Ama Dablam, green hills, and pristine rivers.
Day 13: Namche Bazaar trek (3440 m/12,249 feet) , 7:30 hours
Finally, trek descends from Tyangboche to Namche Bazaar (3440 m ) passing several some small villages. You will catch the way descends from Gokyo valley. We trek furthermore twenty minutes to find a lodge for lunch and a short pause. After Lunch at Sanasa, we hike up to Khumjung village where one can visit traditional villages landscapes. You might also visit Hillary Hospital located in Khunde. And in the meantime, we follow the trail to Monastery which offers Yeti Scalp. Finally, we come to Namche Bazaar in the late afternoon.
Day 14: Namche Bazaar to Lukla (2886 m/9,337 feet), 8 hours
We trek to Lukla with the same trail as we use on ascend. It is the last day of our trekking. Upon arrival at Lukla, we would get refreshed and take rest.
Day 15: Mountain flight from Lukla to Kathmandu. Evening, drop off to international airport.
We board our early flight from Lukla to Kathmandu. Upon arrival at Tribhuwan International Airport, we would be received by our representatives and transfer to the hotel. In the afternoon, go shopping or request us to discover Kathmandu as a guided trip at an additional cost. At evening, Drop you in Kathmandu International Airport onward your final destination and our trip ends
How much Everest base camp trek does it cost?
Ebc trek price will vary according to group size. For the deluxe and luxury trekking tour plan, we add 3 stars category hotel deluxe air-conditioned room in Kathmandu (BB PLAN) and Tourist standard accommodation with attached bathroom while on trekking on possible places, so let us know. AND WE ARE OPEN TO CUSTOMIZE YOUR TOUR AND PACKAGES PRICE AS PER YOUR REQUIREMENTS. International tour leaders are highly encouraged to get discount and attractive complimentary.
Everest base camp trek cost include:
- Kathmandu international airport picks up on your arrival in TIA by private vehicles.
- 2 nights Twin sharing Tourist standard hotel accommodation in Kathmandu valley within breakfast plan.
- Government license holder – Professional license holder Mountain Trekking Guide
- Domestic flight tickets Kathmandu – Lukla – Kathmandu round trip with applicable domestic airport taxes
- All land transfer by Private vehicle according to programs.
- 3 meals each day (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner) during the trekking days
- Guest House accommodation during the trekking
- Required number of porters during the trek.(one porter = two guest basis) because our porter can carry maximum 25 kg of your bag pack.
- All land transfer by Private vehicle according to programs.
- Well paid salary, food, accommodation and insurances of Nepalese staffs.
- Sagarmatha National Park entries permits and TIMS permits and as well as their fees.
- Nepal Government Tax, VAT and as well as Company service charge.
- A special gift from our company.
Everest base camp trek cost exclude :
- Nepal entry visa fee cost US$ 40.
- Lunch and Dinner during the staying in Kathmandu city.
- Any kinds of battery charges, laundry service, phone calls and hot shower during the trekking.
- Personal trekking equipment and Clothing.
- Personal nature expenses, any drinks and bar bills.
- Your travel insurance (it is mandatory in case of emergency).
- Any donation and monuments entrance fees.
- Tips for the crew (Note : TIPS is not compulsory but higly expected)
- Any other things which are not mentioned above
We can organize private Everest base camp trek or trek to ebc starting at any date that works for you. Please contact us for more information.
Freequently Asked Questions
Question: Is pick up service available on my arrival day in Kathmandu?
Answer: Yes sure !! If you provide us your flight details then you should do a request then our representative will come to pick up you at Kathmandu international airport.
Question: Do I need experience for Everest Base Camp trek or Kalapatthar Trek?
Answer: Actually for Everest base camp trek is suitable for keen trekkers/walkers who are able to walk around 4 or 5 hours in a day, with a lightweight day pack. For this trekking – yes, you need to have experience in high altitude – somehow about 3000 meters above sea level.
Question: What kind of accommodation can I expect on Everest Base Camp Trek or Kalapatthar Trekking?
Answer: We provide you tourist standard accommodation in Kathmandu and during the trekking routes. the rooms along the routes are clean with a cozy bed with a nice mattress and blankets. However we recommend you take your own sleeping bags if you have one with you otherwise, you may rent it while you are in Kathmandu.
Question: What kind of food can I expect in Everest base camp trek?
Answer: All the guest houses/lodges in the trekking they have attached restaurant and they cook a delicious range of mostly vegetarian such as Pasta, tuna bakes, noodles, potatoes, eggs, dhal bhat, bread, soups, fresh vegetables (variety depends on the season)
The dinner and breakfast are provided in the same lodge you spend the night every day and Lunch will be provided on the way to the next place where you are going.
Question: What opportunities will I have for a shower along Everest Base Camp Trek?
Answer: Guest house trekking all the lodges they have a shower which you can get it somewhere paying and somewhere without paying however if you are in camping trekking – we provide you hot water bucket then you will take a bucket shower.
Question: How do I get drinking water on Everest base camp trek or Kala Patthar Trek?
Answer: During ebc hiking, there are all places hotel and shops where you can able to buy mineral water and you can buy it for drinking but however we advise against buying mineral water in plastic bottles, as currently there are no provisions for disposing of these. Instead, we provide you with boiled water or bringing chlorine tablets to purify the normal water as the normal water is available at the campsite.
Question: Can I charge my digital camera or other batteries on my trip?
Answer: During the Tea house trekking there will be more chances to charge the battery. We recommend you bring an extra pair for in case. Remember to bring your own adapters!
Question: Is there any communication facilities on Everest Base Camp Trekking?
Answer: In this trekking route you can get telephone services as well as internet services as well.
Question: Can I use credit cards in Trekking?
Answer: No! So, for the trekking routes, you need to have cash Nepali rupees because credit cards work only in the bigger city tours/city areas.
Question: When should I book my trip and what is the payments terms?
Answer: Because our trips book up months in advance, we recommend booking early to avoid any kind of misunderstanding. We will, of course, make every effort to accommodate last minute bookings.
And regarding the deposit, we prefer 20% advance deposit of the total price of the trip in order to confirm your reservation before you arrive in Nepal. And the rest of the payment can be made after your arrival in Kathmandu.
Question: Who will carry my luggage on Everest base camp trek?
Answer: We provide porters to transfer your luggage. As we are a responsible trekking tour operator agency, our every porter carries a maximum of 24 kilos of your backpack which means 2 guests (12.5 kg luggage of each guest): 1 porter basis.
Question: How much distance do I walk each day?
Answer: When walking/trekking in the mountains, the distance you cover each day can vary greatly due to a gradient, terrain, and altitude. As such it is very hard to give specific distances on each day, however, you have to be prepared to walk roughly about 5 hours each day.
Question: Do I need walking polls for Everest base camp trek?
Answer: Walking pools are recommended but not compulsory.
Question: What is ebc trek? Is ebc is similar to base camp trek? Kalapatthar Trekking?
Answer: Everest base camp trek is equally calls ebc treks. And kalapatthar trek is also same trekking.
Question: How much additional money do I need per day?
Answer: You can allocate US$ 08 – 10 for a lunch/dinner in Kathmandu and it depends on your spending habits. US$ 7 to 10 US$ each day will be enough to buy bottles of water, chocolates, tea coffee, and some drinks while you are on trek.
Everest base camp trek note
The above itineraries are subject to change due to a condition beyond our control. This is a Guideline showing tentative camp night stops. The physical, technical and natural condition may change this above itineraries.
“What makes the Everest base camp trek special ?”
Opportunities for challenging trekking or hiking and pleasant strolls are scattered all over this planet; you just need to know where to find them. We at Gokyo Treks and Expedition believe in quality services. Your safety and satisfaction is our concern. We are a team of professional, experienced, well trained, and licensed local guides who know the destination much better than others.