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Trip Overview of Everest Base Camp Trek

Everest base camp trek is one of the best trekking experiences that you can get in your entire life. Everest base camp trek is the best hike in the whole world. In this trek you can, get a magnificent view of the entire mountain range of Nepal along with the highest Mount Everest. This trek will take you through the valleys full of forests and precipitous ridgelines. During this trek, you can see small villages under the high glaciers. The most beautiful part of the Everest base camp trek is that you will get to view the fantastic panoramas of the Khumbu village. Khumbu valley is the ancient society of Nepal is an amazing combination of unequal natural grandeur with rare beauty. Above the Himalayas will help you to make your journey to Everest base camp very memorable.

Everest base camp is the most preferred trekking destination for people visiting Nepal. You can experience natural beauty and cultural beauty together. The trek to Everest base camp starts from enjoying the terrific flight from Kathmandu to Lukla airport. From there you will start your real trekking. During the trek to Everest base camp, you will get to meet all kinds of people and talk to them about their culture. This trek also includes additional adventures as there are many small and big mountains on the route which you can also trek to these mountains.

Gathering with the people and participating in the adventures ahead with your fellow team. This trek will dive you into the wilds of the Himalayas crossing the prayers flag on the suspension bride. You will have to climb up the sharp viewpoints which lie in the middle of the mountains.


Why Everest base camp trek

  • Get the best view of Mount  Everest, Mount Changtse and Nuptse, Mt Pumori, Mt Lhotse, and Mount Ama Dablam.
  • Enjoy the walking in the home of brave Sherpa people with their Tibetan influence culture.
  • The Khumbu Region has the most stunning mountain views in the world.
  • Trekking in the Sagarmatha National Park which is listed in the UNESCO World Heritage Site
  • Visit Kala Patthar for the breathtaking view of the majestic Mount Everest and surrounding mountains.
  • Khumbu Region has many century-old beautiful Buddhist monasteries
  • Enjoy the biodiversity of the spot and the greenery and the fauna.
  • Visit one of the active monasteries in the Tengboche Monastery of the Khumbu region.

Everest base camp gives you the spectacular scenery

Many mountain trekkers climb these small mountains as a practice for climbing the other high mountains. As mountains are the loveliest part of Nepal, people in these mountains’ regions are very friendly and welcoming.  You can also go through the life of local Sherpa and Gurung people living in the Khumbu region. Along with the natural beauty, this trek will provide you to see and observe the remote and cultural part of Nepal. On the Everest base camp trek, you can unlock the mystery of Khumbu valley and built a connection with the people living there. You will have a day off to explore and visit the Khumbu valley.

Everest base camp trek is from 1 to 2 weeks from arrival to departure. you can make the trek longer or shorter as per your time frame as you can return back by helicopter. the trek reaches a maximum height of 5545m at Kala Patthar, a small peak offering fine views of Mount Everest. Although the final part of the trek is through essentially uninhabited areas. few lodges are in operations and in high season time, early booking for a room is a wise idea.


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Everest base camp trek cost

Trekking in Everest areas is a little expensive if we compare it to other treks in Nepal. The  Everest base camp trek cost starts from USD 1500 per person. The cost includes permit fee, sightseeing fee, guide and porter charge, accommodation cost, food, and so forth. However, the visa fee, airport taxes, personal expenses are exclusive.  There are a few other extra costs also you need to consider for the trekking. You need to add the cost for travel insurance which can take USD 150 which needs to cover both rescue and medical. It is necessary to do travel insurance as unexpected things also can happen in the rough and rocky trail.

Another extra cost you need to plan is for your trekking gear. Without proper trekking great you can’t compare the Everest base camp trek. To make your cost lower you can rent a sleeping bag and down jacket in Kathmandu. Other items you can bring from your home if you wanted to use them for the trek also. for the normal quality of all equipment, you can also buy Thamel trekking shoes. You need to also count the costs for a hot shower, battery charging, and for your personal expenses also during your trek. Hot shower and other things for your personal expenses you can add per day USD 10 or more.

How long does it take to trek to Everest base camp?

The duration of the trek depends on your comfort and budget. If you want to explore the villages and observe their life during this trek then it will take a longer time. but if you only want to see Mount Everest and get to Everest base camp then you can complete this trek within 5 days. However, we suggest you take the long trek, as there is less chance that people suffer from altitude sickness if you trek slowly.

If you have a busy seclude and do not have enough time to trek then Above the Himalayas can also provide you a helicopter tour to Mount Everest, where you can directly reach Everest base camp enjoying the magnificent aerial view of the Himalayas.

Normally, Everest base camp is a 14 days trek that starts from Kathmandu and also ends in Kathmandu. There are various options for reaching Everest base camp. You can also take the route with side treks such as Jiri, Saleri, and Phaplu, which will take more time so, this route to EBC is very less traveled.

How fit do I have to be for the Everest Base Camp?

Well, there is no particular test or exam for testing your fitness for trekking to Everest base camp. But of course, if you are physically fit then you can enjoy this trek more. In general, you will have to walk about 5 hours a day during this trek. Many of you might not walk on the stony route for a longer time, so you should be preparing and do some physical exercise. You will also get few days for acclimatization if your trekking secludes allow. Furthermore, for completing this trek easily without any problem you must do have some trekking experience.

You will have to start your trek early in the morning so, at the time of the evening, you will complete the trek and even get some time to relax and rest. This is very common for people trekking to EBC or any other higher altitude places. You also need to be fit for this trek so that you will not fall sick. Moreover, doing some basic exercise, yoga and hiking will help you during this trek. Remember the fitter you are the better experience you will get of trekking so we suggest you try to be fit.


Best features of the Everest base camp trek

Everest base camp is the center of attraction for the people wanting to trek to the Himalayan region. Being the highest mountain of all trek to EBC is full of anticipation and excitement. You can find many highlights on this trek. many people often have the misconception that you can see mount Everest from Everest base camp which is not true.

You will get the best view of Mount Everest from Kala Patthar which also falls on the route to Everest base camp. Kala Patthar lies at an altitude of 5,000 meters from sea level. From here you will get to see the highest Mount Everest in the middle of other mountains like Nuptse, Changes, and Lhotse.  This is the best part of your whole trip.  in addition to this if you stay overnight at Gorakshep then you will get to watch the sunrise from Kala Patthar is also breathtaking.

you will also get to see many historical and cultural places on the route to EBC. The famous Tengboche monastery is the oldest monastery of Nepal which lies in the Khumbu valley. People believe there is spiritual energy in this monastery and here you can see the ancient Buddhist artwork. furthermore, Namche Bazar is another famous and beautiful place in the Khumbu region. Namche Bazar was used to be the main traditional point of Nepal and Tibet. From here you can get a magnificent view of Ama Dablam and Thamserku.

Is Everest base camp hard to trek?

Everest base camp lies at an altitude of 5,500 meters above sea level.  People all around the world dream of trekking to Everest base camp. You do not have to expert in mountaineering for trekking to EBC but there are some difficulties that trekkers have been feeling while trekking to this place. altitude sickness is the most common among people trekking to EBC.

For reducing altitude sickness, you should drink a lot of water and take proper acclimatization and walk at a slow pace. another problem while trekking to Everest base camp is the rough trail people might find it difficult to walk.  If you feel any difficulty during the trek then you should immediately inform your guide.  For your safety guide will also carry a first aid kit.

Furthermore, you should be preparing for this trek by practicing regular Cardiovascular exercises such as walking, swimming, and running before the trek. doing so will help you to walk continuously during the trek.

When is the most adequate time of the year to goon on the trek to Everest base camp?

The most popular time of the year for doing all the adventurous activity is during the spring season. The Spring season in Nepal falls from February to May. This is the perfect time to trek to EBC because the weather during this season is best with the comfortable temperature. the daylight and clear sky will help you to enjoy your trek with blooming rhododendron and wildflowers throughout the route. For the people who want to see the Himalayas in their best condition then spring season is for those people.

Another best time for trekking to Everest base camp is between September and November. This time is the period of post-monsoon, so there might be occasional rainfall. But apart from that the surroundings and the views of the mountains are still best at this time. after the rainfall, the grassland and the mountains look very refreshing.

summer and Monsoon fall at the same time in Nepal. so, people trekking to Everest base camp during summer is very low due to monsoon rainfall. If you are a peace lover then this might be the best time for you as crowded during this time is very low.

Another season in Nepal is the Winter season. as winter is the coldest time of the year people do not prefer to trek EBC during winter. Although it is the time where you can enjoy the Himalayas in their real condition. The views of the Himalayas wearing the white attire of snow is just amazing. This time is best for the loner people who want to avoid the crowd.

Do I need a permit for trekking to Everest base camp?

TIMS means the trekker’s Information Management system. You can take this trekking permit on the tourism board in Kathmandu. TIMS card construction will costs you NRS 2000. Remember that this card is only valid for a single entry in only one place. You will have to get a TIMS card by physically going on the tourism board.

In addition to this another permit that you will need to have for this trek for entering Sagarmatha national park there are several checkpoints where you will have to show your permit.

Accommodation and food detail during the trek

Food and accommodation are the basic things need for nay trek. For accommodation there several hotels and lodges. If you trek EBC during the peak seasons like Autumn and Spring then it might be difficult to get rooms in hotels. In such a condition, you might have to share rooms with your fellow traveler. Then the facility of the hotels will depend on the price you pay. The first and the last night at the hotel in Kathmandu are not included in your package. For trekking in peak seasons, you can pre-book the rooms.

Food during the trek to Mount Everest is also the common question of the people trekking on Everest base camp. As EBC lies in the remote places of Nepal. As the elevation of this place is very high so, the price of the food is also quite high. The general cost for normal meals is NPR 400-100 depending on the variety.

You must eat the right food in the right amount. While trekking to Everest base camp you must avoid the hard drinks, as they increase your heartbeat which also may result in a heart attack. You should eat more energy-giving light food. Dal Bhat and Tarkari are very famous in the trekking region.

Guide and Porter

It depends on whether to hire a guide or not. If you are trekking solo then we recommend you hire a guide and porter. As there might be a chance that you might get lost. For people who are trekking to a particular trekking company, they will provide you guide and porter themselves. If you want to hire a guide the cost of the guide is USD 600-800. For hiring a porter, the cost ranges from USD 300-400. Guide and porter will help to make your trek more fun and enjoyable.  Guide and porter will also help if any problem arises during the trek. Furthermore, they will provide you the information about the places and help to communicate with the local people.

Get into Sherpa village of Khumbu

Our Everest base camp trek goest from the Hindu lowland to the ends at Tibetan Buddhist upper land. ‘while you are in the Namche Bazaar and another upper village You will meet the Sherpa people renowned for their enterprises, hard work, and devotion to the proactive of Buddhism. Nowadays trekking and mountaineering is the main income source of these people. more than half of the populations of these regions are in the trekking and climbing sectors.

No wonder you will meet many Everest summiteers inf the village of Thame and Khumjung. the village of Namche bazaar looks more like an alpine resort than a Sherpa village as there are lots of hotels, restaurants and some bars there.

This is the main center of Solukhumbu and has a lot of shops and you can enjoy good hot showers. there is plenty to do around Namche Bazaar and a day should spend easily here acclimatizing. Don’t make mistakes for AMS as the victims of AMS are often the fittest and healthiest people because of their overextended. It is important to take a day walk to a higher altitude as part of your acclimatization and coming back to sleep at Namche. For this purpose, you can make a day hiking to Thame, Everest view hotel, or even further village of Thame to the west.

Everest Region Trek Highlights

1. Mt Everest and several other peaks

The world’s highest peak, “Mt Everest(8848m)” lies in this region. You will not be climbing the highest peak when you are on the base camp trek. However, you will get the best close-up view of high mountains. Not only this but there are other different peaks too in this region. While on the way you will be greeted with Mt. Makalu (8,463m), Mt. Cho Oyo (8153m), Mt. Lhotse (8,501m), and Mt. Lhotse Shar (8,393m). For those who prefer visiting the mountainous, This is worth trekking.

Likewise, the EBC trek also goes through the famous Sagarmatha national park, where you will find many rare Himalayas flora and fauna. You can also see the mysterious forest filled with multi-color rhododendron. Everest base camp trek is the most peaceful place to be trekking. The soothing sound of the river flowing down from the Himalayas glacier is very pleasing. As said earlier many small mountains surround the great Mount Everest.

2. Sherpa Culture

The Nepal Everest region trekking is mostly populated by the legendary Sherpa’s. The lifestyle, culture, tradition, and also way of speaking is distinct from any other in Nepal. The way they treat their guests and welcome them is the perfect thing that you will see on Everest. Likewise, with a different lifestyle, you will even find the diverse taste of food made by Sherpa’s. Such a type of journey is well worth doing.

This trek has a number of attractions include the spectacular scenery and the outgoing Sherpa people of the Khumbu region. the hard part of this trail is it is not following the valleys like the Annapurna treks instead our Everest base camp trek cuts across the valley and climbing up again to the other. We will ascent total of about 9000m by arriving at the base camp. there is plenty of accommodation available and some of them are good now. many news guest houses with ensuite facilities are building up. the popular gateway is via Lukla fly in and out but you can also start via Jiri or from Salleri now.

3. Photographs of Everest

If you are on Everest trek then it is obvious that you will watch Mt. Everest close and get the chance to take photographs from near. On the way to trekking, there are several other mountains and natural view which will add spice to your journey.

4. Monasteries and Museum

Most of the monasteries in the Everest region are uphills from where you can see the view of the mountains. The monasteries are spiritual and cultural in Everest. Similarly, there is a Sherpa museum called Sagarmatha National Park museum where you can visit and learn about the ancient history of Sherpas.

5. Making new friends

As already said that Everest Base trekking is the popular one, it is sure that a lot of people will visit the area. If you are fond of making new friends then it is the best trek where you will find many people from different nationalities and cultures.

6. Prayer Flags

If you are on the Everest Khumbu trekking packages then prayer flags are the most common thing that you will see the most on your way. A prayer flag is the rectangular flag of clothes where prayers are in most of the trail. The view with prayer flags is astonishing to watch. You will also love the way it is three and hung up, If we compare it to other regions of Nepal’s excellent treks, the Everest view trekking is one of the most memorable. You will get the opportunity of experiencing high altitude mountain scenery, a traditional lifestyle, and several natural wonders of this heavenly country, Nepal.
Some of the side treks of the Everest region

Khumbu Glacier

The Khumbu Glacier is located in Mount Everest and the Lhotse-Nuptse ridge With elevations of 4,900 m. It begins from Western Cwm and flows down through the Khumbu Valley. Afterward, melting, it drains into the Lobuche River. This glacier is the highest of all glaciers in the world. The slow-moving ice from the glacier in the form of the river can be best seen from Everest base camp or the Kala Patthar. During our Everest trekking, we will follow the Khumbu Glacier in the final part of the trail. It is one of the more famous and often visited Himalayan glaciers as it is the key route for climbing Mount Everest also.

Nangkartshang Peak

This peak lies in our Everest Khumbu trekking village of Dingboche and easy “walkable” peaks in the region. This is also one more a sub-peak of a higher ridge than it is an independent mountain. while you are at the top you will be rewarding the best view of Mount Kangtega, Ama Dablam, Nuptse, Lhotse, Makalu, Cho Oyu, Taboche.

Since our Everest trekking spends a rest day for acclimatizing in Dingboche. Before going to higher places such as Kala Pattar, Everest Basecamp, or Island Peak. They are climbing Nangkartshang is one way to kill one of the “rest” days and one of the most worthwhile as well. This is an easy ascent than some of the other walks up peaks in the areas and good to be fit for the other peak climbing also. It’s a great half-day excursion and gives you a spectacular view of the Khumbu region. As the People stay in Dingboche for some rest. Thus, Climbing Nangkartshang is also a way to send out your rest day in an exciting way.

Hillary Memorial Chorten’s Viewpoint

We can make an easy day excursion from Namche reset day to Khunde. You can also visit Hillary Memorial Chortens (stupas), which is just about 20 minutes up the hill behind Kunde Monastery. There are Three shortens which are dedicated to the Everest summiteers, his wife and daughter, who died in a plane crash while working on aid projects in the region. You will enjoy the mind-blowing views of Thamserku peak, Namche Bazaar, and Thame Village.

Imja Tsho and Amphu Labtsa

While you are in The Chhukung you can make a detour to the Amphu Labtsa Phedi is further away and higher than Imja Tse BC. It will take about 6 hours trip for going up and back. I made a day hike there last year from Chukkhung, 3:00h up and 2:30h down, 500m climb. It used to be a snow-covered, glaciated wall, now just an ugly grey slab of stone.

The glacier had also mostly disappeared, like most small glaciers in the Himalayas. You are fit and hiking then you can certainly visit both Imja Tse BC and Amphu Labtsa Phedi in a day. Thus it will be an amazing experience to visit The Imja Tsho’ lake and the base of the wall-like Amphu Laptsa Pass. Furthermore, this is a wild and remote high mountain landscape in the Everest trekking route.

Chola- Tsho

The Chola Tsho is a stunning alpine lake just 30 minutes off the main Everest trekking trail. It liest in, between Lobuche and Dughla. You can visit this beautiful lake of Chola Tsho. It is about 3 hours walking above Dughla to Lobuche in a single day due to acclimatization issues. If you are doing the Everest three pass trek, when you will arrive at Cho la pass sand Dzonglla you can see Chola-Tsho sits at the base of craggy Cholatse Peak.


Enjoy the trekking in Sagarmatha National park

You will get to observe the local lifestyle of the people living in the Everest region. Sagarmatha national park is the protected area where hundreds of species of flora and fauna are found also fall on the Everest base camp region. Kala Patthar is the highest point on this trek. From here you will get an exquisite view of enormous Mount Everest.
People living in the Khumbu region are mostly Gurung and Sherpas following Buddhism. That is why you will find many small and big monasteries on the way. 5 days Everet view trek is perfect for people who have a busy working schedule. You will be walking through typical traditional villages, lush forests filled with oaks and pines, crossing the high suspension bridges, being with the loyal and friendly local people, enjoying the awe-in spring views of the mountains and their landscape.

How much does it cost?

The cost of Everest base camp trek 7 days has been greatly affected by the recent political upheaval in Nepal, and the current Government has implemented many new taxes and costs to ensure that people working in the hospitality industry, such as hotels, guest houses, restaurants, and tourism are paid fair and equitable wages. Daily needed things prices to hike up, meals and rooms cost in Everest base camp trek 7 days increased seasonally, as in the rest of the world, fuel costs have been increasing regularly and due to a severe shortage in Nepal prices vary from day today.

However, even though we at Above Himalaya Trekking have been affected by these factors, we continue to offer the best services to our customers at a nominal cost. the cost of our standard package for Everest base camp trek 7 days full board package from arrival to departure is USD 1498 per person. in the group 1 guide and 1 porter on 2 people basis, in a big group we can have some cost-sharing and can be the little cheaper basis if we need to run the trek for just 1 person there is 1 guide who will help to carry the bag and this will make your trek cost down.


Picking up ‘The Right’ Gears

Everest Base Camp trek 7 days is not a technical climb but saying, so it is not even that easy. You should be ready in every way. And the preparation is incomplete without sufficient gears. How you prepare for the trip makes a huge difference in how you enjoy the trek.

There are several essentials that you need for the Everest base camp trek 7 days to ensure its safety and success. But few things are of utmost importance.

While packing, don’t forget essential items like a passport, permits, travel insurance, and enough cash. Talking about the clothing items, trekking boots, and down jackets are a must.

Trekking Boots:

During the trek, you will be walking for long hours every day. You don’t want to injure yourself. Thus, you need trekking boots with proper traction and make you feel comfortable. For that, you will need appropriate waterproof and comfy trekking boots to protect you from the hazards of the cold and rocky trails.

We usually suggest taking your running shoes for the Everest base camp trek 7 days. They are incredibly comfortable with walking high and long distances. Plus, they are breathable too. Most importantly, running shoes protect your feet from minor injuries to a major like plantar fascistic, tendinitis, pronation, etc. Get yourself a pair of the best women’s running shoes for plantar fasciitis.

Down Jacket:

While doing the Everest base camp trek for 7 days, it will be freezing on the higher part. The chilly wind can quickly get on your nerve and cause severe problems like nausea, headache, frostbite, pneumonia, etc. Moreover, the uneasiness may cause altitude sickness. Thus, make sure to warm your chest and head.

Nothing helps to beat the cold like a high-quality down jacket. Before taking one, don’t forget to check the necessary features, material, and down fill power. You have the option to buy or rent it in Kathmandu. If you don’t have any idea regarding them, go through the best down jacket of 2017. This jacket will undoubtedly help you find a better one. Other essentials include sleeping bags, water bottles, sun hats, gloves, sunscreens, medications, personal health requirements, and many others.

Low Stamina, how to improve your trekking stamina ???

No worries. Here are a few methods to help you enhance your trekking stamina if you are willing to trek to the hard trails.

1. Try going for small hikes

Hiking is considered to be a potent activity that could decrease the danger of coronary heart illnesses, blood pressure, makes your bones strong, and additionally allows in reducing the frame weight. Because it lowers the chance and makes you bodily suit, people who are physically fit can go without difficulty trek to the close vicinity too. Also, people with low body weight can stroll longer compared to the ones who are fat. Also, practicing small hikes can make you modify and address the problems that arise while trekking to long routes. Going sluggish and focusing the trekking is a quality manner to increase the stamina for the Everest base camp trek 7 days.

2. Eating healthy diets

Ingesting is necessary for all the activities that we do. The better way to boom the body’s stamina is a healthy diet. Focusing on the meal’s behavior can reduce a variety of body problems and make you physically fit so that you can do Everest base camp trek 7 days easily with your healthy body.

3. Stay active for Everest base camp trek

Even in the offseason, go for training as well as a small trek. Especially winters when people feel lazy, cold, and which is not the season for trek or hike go for it. It will balance your body and strengthens the lung and overall body during cold. Skiing, indoor rock climbing, are the best options, which will help you to improve your stamina.

Everest Base Camp Luxury Lodge Trek

Everest Base Camp luxurious lodge Trek is the trek that includes the opportunity to reach the Everest base camp with the accommodation in one of the finest and comfortable lodges of the Everest region. This is the trek to the base camp of the world’s famous and highest mountain “Mt. Everest”. It is the most popular Trekking in the Globe where one will be offered the spectacular view of King of all-mountain.

With other Himalayan chains of Khumbu area that includes five of the World’s Highest Himalaya Mt. Everest (8,848m), Mt, Makalu (eight,463m), Mt, Cho Oyo (8153m), Mt. Lhotse (8,501m), and Mt. Lhotse Shar (eight,393m) and also it provides the lodges with the highest level of service which is standard and far better than anything else available in the area with landscaping gardens, comfortable lounges, and bedrooms as well as hot showers and western

The interesting Everest base camp luxury lodge trek begins with the sightseeing tour of the historical and cultural monuments in Kathmandu valley. And the next day we will take the Himalayan flight to Tensing Hillary airport at Lukla. Start the trekking up the Dudh Koshi Valley, surrounded via the soaring peaks heading in the course of the Namche Bazaar. This is also the capital of the Khumbu Sherpa, where we are greeted by many extraordinary mountain vistas. Everest Base Camp Luxurious lodge Trek provides a sound Trek far from the crowded cities where we will experience peace and enjoy nature.


Everest Base Camp Trek - Trip Info

Duration: 14 Days from Kathmandu to Kathmandu

Max. Altitude: Kalapathar (5545m/18192ft.)

Trek Grade: Difficult


Trekking Dates:  You can do this trek on any date.  The best time is Feb, March, April, May, June, Sept, Oct, November, and December for a group of 2 to 12 people. the rainy season is not that good for the trek as the views are not great and sometimes landslides can happen.

Trip Details: 14  days,  2 night Kathmandu hotel, 11 nights at tea house Lodges, Breakfast in the city, and breakfast lunch & dinner during the trek is included.

Detailed Itinerary of Everest Base Camp Trek

We will meet you at Kathmandu Tribhuvan International Airport, and you will be transferred to the hotel. Where you will have your time to freshen up we have a short meeting to start the trek from tomorrow. introduce your guide and check your trek equipment and other details.  If you arrive at night, the guide will meet you the next day early morning.

Today we take a flight to Lukla Airport on a domestic plane. You can see the  Kathmandu valley cultural monuments after this if the weather is clear you get a spectacular mountain view. On arrival at the small airport of Lukla you will meet our local porter, he will check your baggage and ready for hiking. you can enjoy the first view of the mountain village and can get a hot breakfast at the local lodge. The trail contours along the side of the Dudh Koshi valley before descending the first part of Phakding.

Enjoy today’s first mountain view on your trekking with  Mount Kusum Kangaru and Kwongde ranges. It is about 3  hours easy walk to Phakding. stay overnight at the local lodge.

Today after breakfast starts our Everest base camp trek. On our staring journey, The trail crosses the river on a long, swaying bridge, then leads you along the river to BAnker 2700m height. A short distance beyond BAnker the trail crosses Dudh Kosho to its east bank on a suspension bridge.  From here it is a short climb up to Monjo at 2800m in height. This is also an alternate place o stop where there is a number of lodges to sleep and for a lunch break. Show your Everest park permit and entrance ticket at the Sagarmatha park station. Our Everest base camp trek first going down to cross the same river.  On the other side, it’s a short distance from Jorsalle. From here the trail enters the east part of the river before we take climbing in another suspension bridge in Dudh Koshi. before reaching to Namche bazaar the real climbing start from here. As it is the first up climbing to the altitude so you may feel an AMs so take it easy and walk slowly. The trail goes with the view of a glimpse of Kusum Kanguru (6369m) Thamserku (6608m), Everest (8848m), and Nuptse (7879 m). A steep another 2 hours climb takes us to the beautiful village of Namche Bazaar (3440m). Get spectacular views from here. This is quite a big village and more facilities compare to other towns on our trek.

Today we have a rest and an easy day in this beautiful town. To acclimatize your body well in the high altitude we suggest a hike in the higher place and sleep at low. Today we are hiking up to Everest view hotel which gets you splendid views of Everest, Ama Dablam, Thamserku, Nuptse, Lhotse, Tawche, and Kwangde, and so on. you can also visit the beautiful Sherpa village Khumjung Mount Amadablam view is more beautiful from here. After our short day hiking trip, We return back to Namche for our overnight stay.

If you are experienced trekkers and wanted to walk more hours than the slightly longer route from Namche Bazaar to Tengboche is via Khumjung and Khunde. This is more interesting than the direct one. The route starts by climbing up to the Syanboche. We mostly follow the normal route.

today we will trek to the famous Tengboche Monastery of the Everest region. We will walk across the stone steps to reach the Mongla Pass, 3975 m. On the way, we will get the most realistic views of Mt. Ama Dablam. before we descend to the Dudh Koshi at the 325om where there are few small lodges and a series of picturesque water-driven prayer wheels. A steep ascent brings you to the Tengboche at 3870m. The famous Gompa is the best place for photography with its backdrop of Ama Dablam, Everest, and other peaks. there are few guesthouses are here for an overnight stay or we can continue down o Pangboche also. if you are traveling during the November and December full moon the colorful Mani Rimbdu festival is held here with much singing and dancing from the local villagers.

After getting a spectacular view of mountains and monasteries in the morning. We continue trekking through the lush alpine forest bypassing several small villages on our route. from here you will feel the altitude and we suggest you walk more slowly. the trail drops down to Deboche crosse the Imja Khola and climbs past superb mani stones to Pangboche at 3860m. the gompa here is worth visiting and a village is a good place for a lunch stop.

The train then climbs to Dingboche. You will have the best mountain view of Amadablam, Mt Tawache makes us happy, the other mountains we see today are North Pokalde (5741m), Kongma-Tse (5820m), the Nuptse. this is the last Sherpa village of Khumjung and the resting place also to start the Island peak climbing and make day hiking excursions.

Today is our second acclimatization day in the 4000 m height. Another rest day should spend at Lobuche and a solid day walk to a higher altitude is better than just resetting ate your guest house.  There are several hiking spots nearby from Dingboche.  the hike to Nangkartshang Gompa on the ridge north of Dingboche. Excellent view of Makalu (8463 m) from here. Some trekkers try to trek to Chhukung (4,730m) also which is about 4/5 hours walking. To the north of Dingboche, there are spectacular views of Lhotse’s massive South Face.

Today we are walking a downhill path to the Village of Pheriche It joins the trail below Thungla with beautiful views of Cholatse.

The Everest base camp trek trail goes directly up the terminal moraine of the Khumbu Glacier for about an hour then let into a monorail area know as Chhukpilhara, before reaching the summer village of Lobuche. the altitude is cold here and the crowding combines to ensure less than restful nights. like yesterday today we will have more close view of Mt Tawache, Amadablae, and the north Pokalde and Kongma tse. The path follows a pleasant, grassy valley. A windswept collection of huts tucked in a narrow meadow between the glacier and the Lobuche peak.

Today walk is slow and go easily to Gorakshep and have a rest and lunch after the exciting journey takes you to the Everest base camp in the afternoon. We will see the view of the Khumbu glacier after passing the mountain walls.  the trail is wind but the best mountain view of Pumori and Nuptse gives you more relaxed. We will check in with our guest’s house enjoy your lunch here distance both ways is about 7 km long. a memorable time in life is here, et the best pictures enjoy the base camp cold and trek back to Gorakshep for the overnight stay. You will visit the Everest base camp and make lifetime photography. you can see some tents over the base camp in Camp 1 which are set up for climbers especially from March to May time. you can’t see the view from base camp people go here for photo and you have a great feeling you are in the base camp of the world’s highest mountain of Mount Everest.

Our Everest base camp trek journey starts Today very early monring we will begin walking to Kalapattar is worth seeing the impressive view of Mount Everest, glaciers, lakes, and its surroundings. trekkers feel the best moment of their life after seeing the stunning sunrise and mountain view.
The mesmerizing beauty of the Khumbu region gives amazing memories and pleasure forever. Most of the trekkers hike to Kala Patthar Everest base camp Kalapathar trek lets discover the Kala Patthar view of Mount Everest early in the morning around 4:30 am to see the sunrise view.

Morning hiking is chilly cold. After spending some time on top of Kalapatthar then the sun starts to beat the mountain areas and going warm slowly. There are few trekkers also hiking in the daytime for the sunset view.

This famous landmark Kalapatthar situated on the south ridge of Mount Pumori. It takes longer to go to the black rock but you will be back quickly. Gorak shep to Kalapatthar trek distance is about 2 to 3 hours.

The elevation of Kalapatthar is 5550 meters / 18208 feet above sea level. Kalapatthar is the highest point of classic Mount Everest base camp hiking trips to Nepal the Himalayas. Cross Gorakshep to Kala Pattar distance by walking to see sunrise and sunset over Mount Everest then descent to Gorak Shep and Pherichei for your sleeping stop tonight.

Today we retrace the step down to Namche Bazaar via Tengboche. the trails mostly downhill and it is faster work than you went up. walking down in the steep trail can hurt your knees and the trail is busy and dusty also. Today hiking is long but as we are trekking to the lower altitude so you are feeling more oxygen in the air and warmer.

You can again visit the Tengboche monastery which looks amazing in the middle of the Himalayas. the down trail to Phungi thanga is steep between the small jungle. We will stop here for our lunch break today and continue another steep climbing before meeting the flat and easy trail to Namche Bazaar.

Today is our last day trekking and lost long day as we will cover our 2 days hiking of the starting.  So we will have early breakfast and start descending to the
Jhorsally which is s hard and steep.  You will see lots of trekking coming up and going down lining on the trekking trail.

you will pass many donkeys and Jokpeys make the trail more dust. There are lots of Rhododendron trees and pine forest along the trail and you will pass the waterfalls with lofty hills and lush trees. We will stop on the first night spend village Phakding for the lunch break. when you will see the down part from the trail the beautiful village scenery is amazing. We are also passing smalls Sherpa village before arrival in Lukla. check in to the local guest house, have a shower, and enjoy your time with other trekkers with your success story. Lukla is a small town with good hotels coffee shops and bars. You can also go to check some local handicraft products and try to have a mountain coffee here.

Today is the final day back to Kathmandu from your Everest base camp trek. The airport is just a five minutes walk from your guest house. There are numerous flights to Kathmandu you can see the plane is coming and going with making noise. there are also many helicopters landing and taking off. after a short flight to reach Kathmandu your guide will drop you off you at your hotel and say a final goodbye. if you have more time in Nepal don’t forget to ask us to arrange your rest of the time.

Our Everest base camp trek is ended officially and sadly we will say you good-by. we really hope you will return your hope with good memory and a happy face. We will take you to the airport and wish you a safe journey.

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Cost Includes

  • Kathmandu Airport to Hotel and back to Airport transfers by tourist coach.
  • 2-night hotel in Kathmandu including breakfast
  • Transfer to Airport and hotel for Lukla flight by private vehicle.
  • Trekking guide who certified and licensed from Government and got training on high altitude sickness, first aid.
  • Local trekking porter from Lukla
  • Trekking staff, food, accommodation, salary, equipment, insurance, clothing.
  • Kathmandu to Lukla and back Kathmandu flight ticket.
  • Local Tea house also called guest house/ lodges twin sharing during your journey.
  • Your daily meal   (breakfast, lunch, and dinner). you can choose your meals from the menu, there are different types of food available.
  • Sagarmatha National Park Everest trekking permit
  • Local permit fees for Khumbu Gaunpalika
  • The guide will carry basic medical supply first aid kid.
  • Above the Himalaya duffel bag. (If you need, please let us know before you book the trip and remind us before you arrive in Kathmandu so that easy for us to prepare.)
  • All the trip information and details for the trek.
  • Government taxes and service charges.
  • Trekking Complete certificate of Above the Himalaya

Cost Excludes

  • Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu.
  • Nepal entry visa fee, you can get a Nepal visa upon arrival at the Airport.
  • International Airfare
  • Alcoholic, hot ( tea and coffee)  and cold drinks, hot water, hot and cold showers.
  • Personal expenses such as laundry, telephone calls, sweets, snacks, beverages and bar bills, camera battery charging.
  • Travel Insurance (Essential – Should include emergency evacuation coverage while trekking up to 5500+ meters).
  • Personal trekking gears
  • Gratitudes for trekking staffs.
  • Any others expenses which are not mentioned in the Price Includes section.
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2022 Jan 08 14 days US$ 1598 2-10 Pax Join Group
2022 Jan 15 14 days US$ 1598 2-10 Pax Join Group
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Frequently Asked Questions

How high is Everest Base Camp trek?

This trek is the highest place in the world. It lies at an altitude of 5,500 m (17,900 feet) on the southern side. While Lukla is at 2860 meters in height. There is a gradual increase in elevation during the trek. The trek will be harder when you reach a higher altitude. Walking above the height of 4270 meters (14,000 feet) makes you feel what a real challenge is.

Where is Everest Base Camp?

Everest Base Camp lies in the Solukhumbu district within the Everest Region of the country. You can see many mountain peaks including the world’s largest mountain (Mt.Everest) from the Base camp.

What is the geographical location of Everest Base Camp short trek?

There are two Everest base camp: South Base Camp and North base camp. These two lines at the exact opposite of Mount Everest. The approximate altitude of the South base camp is 5,364 meters (in Nepal), and North Base Camp is 5,150 meters (in Tibet). The geographical location of the EBC trek is 28°0′26″N 86°51′34″E in the south and 28°8′29″N 86°51′5″E in the North. The world’s highest peak Mount Everest lies in the Mahalangur Himalayan Range.

How long is Everest base camp trek?

Everest Base Camp short trek is the most traveled trek destination in Nepal. The base camp trek can be completed in 12 days. Ascending the trekking journey may take 8 days while returning from there can be done in 4 days. You will be spending 11 nights in lodges. Your trekking destination will start from Kathmandu.

How many Km is Everest base camp short trek?

The whole Everest base camp trek is 130 km, which is a round trip route. It is the distance measured from Lukla to base camp and then back to Lukla.

How many miles is Everest Base Camp Trek?

Everest Base Camp trek is approximately 80 miles far away from Lukla. You will get a gradual increase in elevation while trekking.

How hard is it to walk to Everest Base Camp?

Honestly speaking, the Everest base camp trek is not so hard. Not any special training is needed to accomplish this trek. What is all needed is strong physical stamina and the confidence to walk 4-5 hours a day. Generally, it is like a long hike (for 12 days).

How cold is it at Everest Base Camp in winter?

The coldest temperature in the Everest Base camp is recorded in the winter season. In the winter season, the temperature may fall to -20 to -30 degrees Celsius. However, the temperature of the day time in the valley is moderate and you can stay in a tent at that time.

What is the weather condition at Everest Base Camp?

Well, the Everest region encounters various climatic features during various months of the year. Autumn and spring seasons consist of pleasant weather, dry and sunny. However, the Monsoon season encounters heavy rainfall, and the winter season records the coldest temperature. The weather of the winter season carries high winds, cold temperatures, and heavy snowfalls occasionally.

How Difficult Is The Everest Base Camp Trek?

Walking in the lap of the world’s tallest mountain is not a joke. I must say the Everest Base Camp trek is a challenging as well as a daunting task for some people. However, looking at history, people of all ages, sizes, and shapes have been able to accomplish this task. With the proper planning and right gear, this trek is accomplishable.

What is the average temperature of the Everest Base Camp?

The average coldest temperature occurs in the months of November-December. The avg. coldest temperature is -17degree Celsius. Everest base camp trek night time temperature may vary from -20 to -37 degrees Celsius. In contrast to this, the summer weather is warm and sunny. The avg. summer temperature is up to 15 degrees at day time and -20 degrees at night time.

How much does Everest Base Camp cost?

Everest base camp trek cost based upon your trek packages. Everest base camp Heli tours cost much more as compared to Everest base camp short trek. The total cost for a short trek is US$ 1298 per person. This is the updated cost for a group trek of a maximum of 16 people.
15 – 16 days trek cost =(USD$1,500)

For visitors of Indian nationality =INR 70,000 to 80,000 (per person).

When to do Everest base camp trek?

If you really want your Everest base camp short trek worth remembering then, choosing the best season to trek makes your journey wonderful. You should be really conscious about the trekking season, its itinerary, and with which company you are planning your trek. In Nepal, the best time to trek in the Everest region in February to mid-June, September to Mid-December. The weather in this time period is pretty clear and the mountains are visible.

How to prepare for the trek to Everest base camp?

As we know Everest Base Camp trek is an adventurous and challenging trek. Thus, special training and proper planning are always necessary to make your trip successful. For preparing EBC trek, you need to have special training such as Aerobic training, cardiovascular training, Physical strength training, etc.

What to bring for Everest base camp short trek?

You should bring the right clothing, Trekking boots and socks, medical kits, toiletries, electronics, snacks/eateries, and other miscellaneous items for your trek. Be careful, bringing the right gear is one vital task for your trek. Bring clothes according to the season you are traveling.

What shoes for Everest base camp short trek?

The trail of Everest base camp trek is usually off-beaten, random, with lots of stone and uneasy ladders and in most cases uneven road. So you should bring the best comfortable shoes for the trek. Hiking Boots, Trekking Shoes / Sandals, Hiking Socks, and Warm Thermal Socks are mandatory items to bring in your trek.

How dangerous is the Everest base camp trek?

We must say Everest Base camp possess a huge challenge for beginner travelers. The main problem that trekkers face in this trek is the Altitude sickness problem. Besides this, dehydration, falling, causing weakness due to overexertion, are the other possible risk you will during your trek.

How many days trek from Lukla to Everest base camp trek?

Everest base camp trek will be completed in 6-12 days from Lukla. It depends upon the itinerary and the types of packages you chose.

How fit to trek to Everest base camp?

Everest base camp trek is safe and doable for almost everyone. But I strongly suggest, people with heart and lung disease, who cannot adapt to low oxygen areas, should not go for this trek. Not only this, but children under the age of 12 and elder people above the age of 50 also should not go for this trek. They should consult the experts about going for this trek.

How safe is Everest base camp short trek ?

Everest base camp short trek is safe and doable to almost everyone. But I strongly suggest, people with heart and lung disease, who cannot adapt to low oxygen areas, should not go for this trek. Not only this, but children under the age of 12 and elder people above the age of 50 also should not go for this trek. They should consult the experts about going for this trek.

How much is full rescue insurance for Everest base camp trek?

You know that traveling in high-altitude places is always risky. So you must have full rescue insurance for the EBC trek. You should ask your travel agent where you can get a travel insurance policy.
Full rescue insurance covers your emergency medical evacuation, baggage loss, or any trip cancellations. This insurance covers all the risks associated with your travel during the trek. It will cost $150, for 30 days of travel insurance.

How much to tip Everest base camp trek?

There is no forceful obligation for tipping the exact amount to the guide/porter. However, the reasonable recommendation for tipping your guide will be 10  % of your trip cost. This will be equivalent to $10 for the guide and porters $5- per day. But keep in mind that, this tip is from the whole group of travelers. Not each amount. Tipping 10% off the salary is fair enough.

Is Everest base camp trek worth it?

The obvious answer to this question is always yes. Trekking in the Everest region would realize what heaven looks like. And be ready that, your 14 days Mount Everest EBC trek will offer you a magical view, the greatest adventurous, serene surroundings, sparkling mountains, and many more. Get ready to accumulate an exciting memory experience from the beautiful country Nepal.

What foods help with altitude sickness?

Altitude sickness is a measure problem in the Himalayan region. So, consuming the right nutritious food would help to cope with the Altitude sickness problem. Thus, you should eat food that is rich in potassium for instance avocados, bananas, druid fruit, tomatoes, potatoes, etc. the main medicine food is Garlic soup.

Does chocolate help with altitude sickness?

In addition to potassium-rich food, food containing complex carbohydrates should be consumed during your trek. This will helps to stabilize your blood sugar and balancing energy. Thus having sweets and chocolate are always good ideas to balance energy.

When is the Best Time of Year for the EBC Trek?

For a successful and exciting Everest Base Camp trek, choosing the right months to trek is equally important. Spring and autumn seasons are the best seasons for trekking EBC. At this time of the year, you will have a clear view of a favorable environment.

What toiletries to pack for EBC trek?

Toiletries are equally important essential gear to be brought in your EBC trek. Proper hygiene will make you physically and mentally strong. Thus bringing all the toiletries in the EBC trek would ease your journey. This includes Toothbrush and toothpaste, Floss, deodorant, wipes, soap/shampoo, toilet paper, hand sanitizer, face wash, pocket mirror, and many more

How to prepare for Mt Everest base camp trek

Build the right training plan for a successful Everest base camp. Get your immunization stronger before going to the trek. I am sure that, this trek is going to take a lot of effort. You need to have different training such as Cardio-vascular training, aerobic training, multi-day training, walking space training, acclimatization tips, and so on. You should consult the expert and trainer for having the right preparation.

What is the highest elevation you would climb for EBC trek?

EBC trek lies at an altitude of 5500 m. The highest point you will be traveling to for this trek is Kala Patthar which lies at 5550. You will be gaining 500-600 m altitude each day by traveling 6-7 hours per day. Kala Patthar is the vantage point of this trek, from here you will observe the closest view of majestic mountains. Thus, having an appropriate exercise routine is suggested for you.

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