Everest Base Camp Trek

Duration: 16 Days 5 reviews

About Everest Base Camp Trek

To trek to the foot of the tallest of the tall in the entire world seems unrealistic, but sure is possible.

Everest base camps, one of the most thrilling and exhilarating trek any traveler can ask for, is a trek of a lifetime. EBC is all about traveling through the crowded city of Kathmandu with all its chaos, into the hills of Lukla, and finally waking up amongst the mountains covered in white all around. 

Although the journey may seem difficult and dangerous, the astonishing views and the cultural experience covers up for it. Through to the grassland and vegetation into the liveliness of the Sherpa people. The journey slowly ascends towards the Rocky Mountains, the cool weather, the mesmerizing natural glaciers, and the snowy mountain top.

Optimal time for trekking is always a dilemma, so although, the trail to EBC is open all year round. The best time for the trek would be March to May and September to November, October being optimal for high-altitude trekking. The total elevation to be covered is 5644m. Permits are not required to trek up to Kala Patthar but to travel any further permits are necessary.

 The trek starts in heart of Kathmandu city exploring all the UNESCO World Heritage sites such, as Swayambhu Stupa also known as The Monkey Temple, the Pashupatinath temple, Boudhanath Stupa, and the Patan Durbar Square. The journey continues to Lukla by flight the next morning, viewing the stunning hills, landscapes below, and gorgeous mountains. Thereafter the real trek towards EBC begins. Following the Dudh Koshi River into the valleys hiking towards Pakhding already provides you the wonders.

Continuing to the trek you will encounter various suspension bridges along with the Hillary suspension bridge, 125m in the air. Along the route, you’ll pass by the infamous Sagarmatha National Park, Sagarmatha National Park Museum, Hotel Everest View, the beautiful vegetation, and the people themself. The culture and the ancient temples are rare beauty to the trip. The sceneries of the monasteries, hundreds of years old, and the traditional beliefs make a mark that is unforgettable.  As we further towards the shadows of Mt Everest, the Ama Dablam and Mt Lhotse shun you with their breathtaking views.

The entire trek is about 16 days which can be adjusted according to the need and desire. From Pakhding (2,610m) the route leads you to the beautiful Namche Bazaar situated at an elevation of 3,440m. Here on Namche, you gear up for the journey ahead. Acclimatization of this beautiful place will surprise you with its beauty and the humbleness it holds. The warm teahouses along with the warm foods of Nepali cuisine are always a treat after the tiresome hike. The journey doesn’t end here, further lies the Tengboche(3,855m) after a hike of 4-5 hours. Tengboche monastery one of the oldest temples resembles the true resilience and spirituality of the people living there. The trek gets tough as you enter an altitude of 4410m in Dingboche. During the trek, you pass through Thokla Pass to reach Lobuche(5,050m) where lies the memorials of hundreds of travelers that didn’t make it back home. It is known as the saddest viewpoint of the EBC trek because it reminds you how difficult the mountains can be. With that in mind, you ascend to reach a small town Gorakshep(5,164 m), and finally to the Everest base camps achieving the elevation of 5,364m. For the mesmerizing and forever cherishing view the trek continues from Gorakshep to the Kalapatthar also known as Black Rock which is at an elevation of 5,545m. With the reaching of the Kalapatthar, the most adventurous trek comes to an end and you start to descend downwards, forever living the memories of the shadows of the tallest peak in the entire world. Sipping a cup of tea and ascending towards the lap of the world's highest mountain is a memory you’ll cherish for a lifetime.


  • Roam around the heart of culture the Kathmandu city
  • Stop by and explore various Natural UNESCO world heritage sites along
  • Short trip to Tenzing–Hillary Airport also known as Lukla Airport.
  • Explore Namche Bazzar, the main trading center and a hub for the Khumbu Region and home for Sherpas.
  • Visit the Tengboche Monastery, one of the old Buddhist monasteries in the Everest region.
  • Trek across the infamous Sagarmatha National Park along with Hillary Suspension Bridge and explore Sagarmatha National Mark Museum.
  • Hike to the world-famous Hotel Everest view.
  • Experience the beautiful Valley of Dudh Koshi River, its flora fauna, Sherpa People, and their Hospitality
  • Captivating views of various mountains such as Ama Dablam, Mt Lhotse, Cho Oyu, Makalu, and many more.
  • Trek to the base camp of the highest peak in the world, Mt. Everest
  • Biggest Khumbu Glacier, Khumbu Ice Fall, Kala Patthar, and view of Mt. Nuptse, Cholatse, Lhotse, Pumori, and Ama Dablam during the hike.   
  • Climb up to Kalapatthar and capture the 360-degree view of Mount Everest.


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Day 01 : Arrival in Kathmandu at the Tribhuvan International Airport(TIA)

As soon as you arrive at TIA you will be picked up by an office representative. You will be transported to the hotel where you are briefed about the entire trek.

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In the morning, after breakfast, guided sightseeing of the entire Kathmandu valley including the renowned UNESCO world heritage sights – Monkey Temple, Patan Durbar Square, Pashupatinath Temple, Boudhanath Stupa. In the evening, prepare for the trek. Overnight at the hotel.

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Forty-minute flight from Kathmandu to Lukla (2,840m) in the morning. Commence 3 hours trek to Pakhding(2,610m). Stay overnight at a guest house.

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•Continue the trek from Pakhding to Namche Bazaar (3,441m) which takes about 5.5 hours. Overnight at the guest house

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Roaming around Namche Bazaar and exploring nearby villages or hiking up to Syangboche Everest View Hotel, for your body to adjust the elevation, Overnight stay at the guest house

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Continuous 5 hours trek from Namche Bazaar to the Tengboche Monastery (3,860m). Overnight stay at a guest house

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  • 3,860m

•Trek to Dingboche (4,400m) covering about 6 hours of trek. Overnight stay at a tea house/ guest house

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  • 4,400m

Acclimatization day at Dingboche (Day trip to Chhukung, 4,730m) and back to the same tea house.

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  • 4,730m

•The journey towards the EBC continues from Dingboche to Lobuche (4,900m) which is about a 6-7 hours trek. Stay for the night at a guest house.

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  • 4,900m

•Trek to Gorakshep (5,164m) and hiking up to the Everest base camps or EBC (5,363m). Stay the night at a guest house.

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  • 5,363m

Morning hike to Kala Patthar (5,545m) which is about 3 hours from EBC enjoy the Mountain views and the sunrise. The trek then descends down to Pheriche (4,200m), taking about 7 hours.

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  • 4,200m

Trek down to Namche Bazaar (3,540m), 6 hours. Stay for the night at a guest house.

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  • 3,540m

Trek from Namche Bazaar to Pakhding (2,610m), 4 hours. Stay for the night at a tea or guest house.

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  • 2,610m

Trek to lukla (2,840m), 3 hours. Stay for the night at Lukla.

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  • 2,840m

•Fly back to Kathmandu from Lukla. Overnight at a hotel.

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Final departure to your onward destination or additional trip.

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Everest Base Camp Trek map

What’s Included

  • International & Domestic airport pick up & drop by private transport.
  • Domestic flight tickets + Airport taxes for both ways (Kathmandu to Lukla and Lukla to Kathmandu)
  • Guided tour in Kathmandu (Private car + tour Guide)
  • 3-night standard accommodation on B/B plan at Hotel Himalaya Hub or similar category in Kathmandu
  • Guide during the trek (his salary, food, insurance, accommodation, Our Company Sherpa guide Kathmandu/ Lukla their flight tickets)
  • Your food 3 meals a day (Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner) during the trek in the guest houses.
  • Porters (their salary food, insurance, accommodation from Lukla, 1 porter for two clients)
  • Your accommodation in the mountain(Normal but neat & clean on twin sharing basis) in the teahouse during the trek
  • Permit fees (Sagarmatha National Park)
  • TIMS card (Trekker’s Information Management System)
  • Medical kits
  • Sleeping bag & Down jacket during the trek (need to be returned after finishing your trek)
  • Rescue Arrangements for emergency evacuation (just in case if you have any problem in the mountain during your trek rescue help from our company but money paid by your insurance company, need personal insurance)
  • Register your name in the embassy
  • Last Night's cultural/Farewell dinner at a typical Nepali restaurant
  • All Government tax
  • All bar bills during the trek (soft drinks, hot drinks & alcoholic drinks)
  • Monument entrance fees while sightseeing in Kathmandu
  • Extra night accommodation in Kathmandu
  • Lunch & Dinner in Kathmandu (except farewell dinner)
  • Travel insurance is required for emergency rescue and evacuation.
  • Sweets, Cigarette, Telephone bills, hot shower, Battery Charge, Wi-Fi, Heater Charge, and your personal expenses, equipment during your trek beyond I mentioned above in a price included a section
  • Any loss arising due to unforeseen circumstances is beyond Himalaya Hub Adventure.
  • Tips for field staff (Driver, Guide, Porter)


Useful Information

Note – Lukla is one of the most sensitive airports in the world, there is always chances of flight getting delayed or cancelled. Just in case, if it get cancelled for few days and if you got limited time, you can take a Helicopter ride to Lukla which cost you around 500$USD extra for one way each person but in that case Flight ticket money you will get refund . We suggest you to have a few days extra at the end to make sure this trip will not affect your international flight back home only if you have a tight schedule.


The local teahouse and the restaurants have their own menus where you can the item of the food you like. The most common item of foods are: noodles, breads, egg items, curries, rice, soups, dumpling etc. Even some of the teahouses/restaurants offer continental, Indian, Japanese, Chinese, Italian and other item of foods. You can also taste some local food items like Tsampa, yak meat and many other Tibetan and Sherpa food items on the trail.

You’d better carry a medical kit which will help you in case of emergency. Yes, your guide will carry one during the trek but if you carry your own medical kit that will really be reliable and authentic. If you have your own, you can use it at any time you want which can save you from bigger risks.

You can use ATM at two places in Everest Base Camp Trek. You can find them in Lukla and Namche. After Namche, there is no ATM booth. So, you are suggested to prepare the money you need during Everest Base Camp Trek in Kathmandu. But, at least, you can use the ATMs located in Lukla and Namche Bazaar in case of emergency and when you are running out of money on the trek.

Normally, toilets are shared. Do not expect the separate toilet for you; be ready to share the toilets. Carry toilet paper on your own because it’s hard to use water at higher altitude. However, some hotels/guesthouses on the trail may provide you separate toilet for you. For this you have to ask the company to provide you luxury accommodation.

There is no age limit for doing EBC Trek. However, the children below 10 are recommended to trek to Everest Base Camp. Otherwise, people of any age can do Everest Base Camp Trek.

There are two ways of getting to Lukl. The one is by flight and the other is by road. The road connects Kathmandu to Bupsa. Bupsa is the village located just below Lukla. You get Bupsa by jeep ride. If you take a flight to Lukla, it is 40 mins flight with spectacular mountain views. During the bad weather, no flights are operated to and from Lukla and during the rainy season, no jeep ride is possible to get to Bupsa.

The weather in Everest Base Camp trek is always unpredictable because the weather condition switches in every 15 minutes. Normally, the weather is fairly perfect in the morning and get worse in the afternoon. The evenings and the nights are very cold on the trek.

If you do Everest Base Camp Trek during Autumn( Sep-Nov) and Spring ( Mar-May), you will have incredibly good weather. In summer ( Jun-Aug), you will have rain and in winter ( Dec-Feb) you will have snow.

There is not any diet plan that you have be trained with for EBC trek. You can just go with regular diet that you have in your daily life. But most importantly, you should use fresh and well-cooked food items during the trek. Furthermore, we suggest you not to drink and smoke a lot above 5000m during the trek.

Yes, you cannot do Everest Base Camp Trek without proper acclimatization. At least, 2 days of acclimatization is must beforehand you go to step your foot at Everest Base Camp. We will take first day acclimatization at Namche and the second day acclimatization at Dingboche in Everest Base Camp Trek. You are prone to the risk of altitude sickness if you do not get proper acclimatization. Do not ascend quickly in rush while doing your Everest Base Camp Trek. Your body needs acclimatization.

You can leave your excess gear at hotel in Kathmandu. The hotel you used in Kathmandu will store your excess gear until you come back to claim them from the trekking. The will be safe and don’t forget to take the tags of the luggage/gears and keep them safe.

Yes, you can do this. We also suggest you do the same because carrying/taking your own sleeping bag and down jacket will be more reliable for you during the trek because you can fully trust in your equipment. But, some trekking companies also provide sleeping bag and the down jacket which may be fresh and reliable enough.

If an individual trekker asks to arrange his/her Everest Base Camp Trek, then, the trek/tour operator has to do it. It means even an individual traveler can do this trek with his/her guide and the porter. So, you don’t need to panic that you are the only traveler in the group; you still can do this trek. The group size ranges between 1-18 people. If there are more than 10 people in a group, then, the company will hire an assistant guide too to take a good care of the trekkers.

Actually, the last human settlement before Everest Base Camp is Gorekhshep. There are no teahouses/guesthouses/hotels at Everest Base Camp. Therefore, you can not stay overnight at Everest Base Camp. However, if you carry all the required food items, tents and equipment for accommodation, you can stay overnight at Everest Base Camp. But, you need to have that permit prior to the trekking.

Normally, the trek to Everest Base Camp is 14 days with two days acclimatization: one at Namche and the other at Dingboche including arrive and departure. If you exclude arrival and departure, then, it will be 12 days trek to Everest Base Camp. Some people also prefer doing Rapid Everest Base Camp Trek which will be of 10 days excluding two acclimatization days but it will be too rush and there you are highly prone to altitude sickness if ascend quickly without proper acclimatization. So, the most popular itineraries for Everest Base Camp are: 12 days Everest Base Camp and 14 days Everest Base Camp Trek.

Everest Base Camp Trek Accommodations are basic and ordinary at the local teahouses/guesthouses. The accommodation will be on twin sharing basis and the toilet will be outside and should be shared with other trekkers. But the rooms and beds are neat and clean. Importantly, you may need extra covering to keep your body warm at higher altitude, for this, you need to carry your own sleeping bag or don’t forget to ask with the company you are using for your Everest Base Camp Trek.

However, you can enjoy luxury accommodations at Namche and Dingboche. These Himalayas towns have adopted the trend of modernization and have built some luxury hotels where you can enjoy luxury accommodation if you plan it prior to the trekking with your travel company.

You can charge your phone at the guesthouse/restaurant/teahouse on the way. But, you need to have your own charger and plugins to fit your phone. In fact, you are to pay some amount of money like Rs. 100 -200 per device because they have their community hydroelectricity or solar power.

We require to pack up all the trekking equipments including the light, battery charger, the plugs, first-aid kit, trekking poles, a down jacket that resists the temperature below than 1 Celsius, the hat, sunglasses, gloves, sun block cream, extra pairs of trousers an shirts, warm shocks etc. If you want some more information about the pack list, you can click our packlist.

Yes, these days, the guesthouses, lodges, teahouses and restaurants offer the facility of Wifi to the trekkers along the trail where they stay. From Lukla to Gorekhshep, all along the trail, you can enjoy the facility of Wifi but they charge you some money like Rs.200-500 per device. Alternatively, you can buy data pack from Kathmandu with local SIM card. This will help you a lot throughout the trip.

Yes, travel insurance is a must document to be made beforehand the trek. You travel insurance must cover all the risks including the rescue cost by helicopter and the further treatment at the hospitals. You can not go for trekking without your travel insurance.

Himalayas are wild and savage all the time. So, all of sudden, one may have an emergency risks including high altitude sickness. In case of emergency, you have to report to your trekking leader/guide in no time and he will try to apply the first aid in order to keep you out of the risks and if the problem worsens, then, you will be rescued by helicopter from the mountain for the further treatment to the cities like Kathmandu and Pokhara in coordination between guide and the company.

No, the beginners cannot do Everest Base Camp Trek since it demands a lot of stamina and confidence. Prior trekking is a must to do Everest Base Camp Trek.

No, not any special kind of training requires for Everest Base Camp. What trekkers who are planning their Everest Base Camp Trek require are: at least 1/2 trekking experiences above 4000m, good level of stamina and confidence and authentic and reliable trekking gear.

Everest Base Camp Trek Cost is the most common concern of the people who are planning their trek to Everest Base Camp but it is very tough to determine the exact cost of the trek. The things like accommodation, foods, extra expenses, permits etc determine the Everest Base Camp Trek cost.

One night accommodation varies from USD 10-15 and one item of meal costs between USD 5-10. TIMS Card costs Rs.1000 and the National Park Permit costs Rs. 3000. Similarly, Lukla flight cost (USD 170-180) or optionally jeep ride to Bupsa(USD 30) also contribute to fix the Everest Base Camp Trek Cost. The extra expenses like donations, shopping, drinks etc add some more cost to Everest Base Camp Trek Cost. So, normally Everest Base Camp Trek cost ranges between USD 1050-1300. But if you prefer Everest Base Camp Luxury Trek, then, the cost will go higher than that.

There is not only the best season/time to trek to Everest region; there are two best times of the year: Spring ( Mar-May) and Autumn( Sept. Nov). Frankly telling, if you can tolerate crowd, you can trek in Everest Region in Autumn and if you want to avoid it, you are suggested to trek in Spring. But, both seasons/timings offer you the finest and the rewarding views of the mountain summits and the weather condition will absolutely be fine with no rainfall and snowfall.

The long established height of Mt. Everest is 8848m but nowadays the height of Mt. Everest has been increased by 2 meters after the new measurement by China. So, the new height of Mt. Everest is 8850m and the Everest Base Camp is the highest mountain base camp of the world and it is 5364m. 17164ft high above the sea level.

Everest Base Camp Trek is taken as a moderate adventure trekking in Nepal located in Khumbu region. However, sometimes, it is also considered as a strenuous trek by some trekkers since the trek takes us above 5000m. Definitely, trekking above 5000m is not an easy job. It demands a lot of sacrifices. More, specifically, one requires doing a lot of preparation with prior trekking experiences. Everest Base Camp Trek is not for the beginners and the trekkers who are preparing for Everest Base Camp Trek must own prior trekking experiences.

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