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Trip Overview of Everest Base Camp Trek

 Everest base camp Trek is the best trekking option for those who have limited leisure time.  We will get into the culture and traditional life of the Sherpa people during the trek. A surreal view of majestic mountains, rich biodiversity, and so forth. This difficult trek to the Everest base camp is rewarding the view when you are at Kala patthar., the short trek gives the trekkers full opportunity to view the World’s highest peak “Mt. Everest”.

For all the trekkers seeking a grand adventure within a short period. Everest Base camp short trek is the best option. It is our most booking trekking package also. It brings an unforgettable experience of the overwhelming vistas of the Everest Himalayan chain of the Khumbu region. Which consists of five of the world’s highest mountains. Mt. Everest (8,848m), Mt, Makalu (8,463m), Mt, Cho Oyo (8153m). Mt. Lhotse (8,501m) and Mt. Lhotse Shar (8,393m). Away from the hustle and bustle of city life, this Trek will let you experience the most beautiful time of your life.

The nature itself with lots of flora and fauna, glaciers, mountains view. friendly people with distinct cultures and ethnicity, monasteries, etc. are the key factor of the Trek. Aside from the beauty of the Himalayas, this area includes natural wonders heritage sites indexed by UNESCO. Rich in pine forests of rhododendron (Nepalese national flower) and an endangered species of birds and animals, this trek is truly unique and memorable.

The trail route of Everest base camp trek

Flight from KTM flight to Lukla
Trekking to Phakding (2652m/8701ft)
Phakding trekking to Namche Bazzar (Acclimatization day in Namche)
Namche Bazzar trek to Tengboche (3867m/12687ft)
Tengboche trekking to Dingboche (4360m/14304ft)
Dingboche Trekking to Lobuche (4940m/16207ft)
Lobuche to Gorakshep (5170m/16962ft)
Trekking to Everest Base camp (5364m/17598ft)
Gorakshep trekking Kala Patthar (5545m/18192ft)
Trek back from Kala Patthar to Pheriche (4280m/14042ft)

Trek start after the scenic flight to Lukla.

The Mount Everest trek starts from the flight to Lukla airport from Kathmandu. Trek up to Phakding and to Namche Bazar. Where we will be greeted by many local Sherpa’s with their unique culture. The chance to view the mountain vistas will take your breath away for some time. We then head towards Thyangboche Monastery. Therefore, it offers the fantastic 360-degree landscape, definitely a captivating one, and the panoramic view of Everest.

After, we will move toward Imja Khola and the village of Pangboche and Pheriche. Similarly, during this Trek, we will be capturing all the places in the vicinity, from Dudh Koshi to the whole Khumbu valley. The amazing view,  interact with the best local people. Also meet other like-minded travelers, delicious food, and the culture there will make your short trek remarkable.

This trekking is feasible for the entire 12 months. However, due to the climate and the weather conditions, we recommend to do it from the start of March to mid-May and then again from the beginning of September to November. During the winter months, snowfall may cause difficulty in traveling. On the other hand, summers are wet, and the extraordinary peaks are frequently lost in the clouds.

Above the Himalaya brings you the trek to short base camp with unlimited fun, enjoyable memories, and a remarkable trip. With the professional guides and porters, we ensure you the best trip of your life.

What our guest tell about the Everest base camp trek

When it comes to trekking and hiking in Nepal Everest base camp trek  comes at first. Mount Everest is the highest mountain in the world so, most people dream of the trek to Everest base camp. Mount Everest lies on the boundary of Nepal and China. Thus, there is two base camp one on each country at the opposite side of the Everest base camp. But the route from Nepal (south base camp) is mostly preferred by the trekkers. The elevation of the Everest base camp is 5830 meter from the sea level. The Nepali name for Everest base camp is “Sagarmatha” which means “Goddess of the sky”.
Everest base camp trek is full of enormous beauty of nature.

Thousands of trekkers trek to Mount Everest trek throughout the year. Trekkers can find a wide variety of nature. The best part of this trek is watching the world’s highest mountain in the world from Kala Patthar (5,600m/18,373ft which provides the best view of Mount Everest. also, Sagarmatha national park which is instead on the world’s heritage site by UNSECO falls under this trek.

In this national park, you can see many rare snow animals and birds. From Everest base camp you will get to witness other high mountains like Mt Lhotse (8,516m /27,940ft), Makalu (8,485m /27,838 ft.) & the giant Cho-Oyu (8,201m /26,906ft). Since you will be going through the different small villages of Nepal, you will get to observe Nepali culture and tradition closely. This trek also has huge religious and cultural importance as there are many small and big Buddhist monasteries throughout the trek. Namche Bazaar is one of the main highlights of this trek. Namche bazaar lies on the altitude of 3440 meters.

 

The main attraction of the Mount Everest trek

Mount Everest (World’s tallest mountain)

Mount Everest is the main attraction of this trek. Though you cannot see  Everest base camp from Kala Patthar provides the best view of the mount everts. Along with getting to see the mesmerizing view of other mountains like Lhotse, 8516 m, Nuptse, 7855m, the south face of Pumori, 7161 m, and Khumbu glacier. Through this trek, you can get the 360-degree view of Mount Everest.

Visiting Tengboche Monastery

As mentioned above Short base camp trek also holds much religious belief. There are many small and big Buddhist monasteries on the trail. Tengboche Monastery is one of the oldest monasteries in Nepal. This monastery was believed to be built on lord Buddha’s period. Tengboche Monastery is also one of the places which provide a clear view of Mount Everest. One of the main festivals of Buddhists is Buddha Purnima during this festival Tengboche Monastery is all decorated and celebrated very energetically.

Mani Rimdu Festival

The Mount Everest short base camp trek is also important from a religious point of view. It possesses various monastery for Buddhist people. Another main festival of Buddhist people is Mani Rimdu. Almost all the people of the Khumbu region follow Buddhism. The houses on the Khumbu region is built with typical Buddhists style with handmade crafts. You can see Buddhists flag all over the trail. This festival is celebrated to recreate some of the main events of Buddhism.

Tame wildlife

Wildlife is one of the major attractions of the Everest trek. One of the regions of tame wildlife on the Everest base camp region is due to the great effort by the national conservation reserve and Sagarmatha national park. Snow Leopard, Red Panda are some of the rare animals found in the Khumbu region along with Himalayan Monal and Musk Deer.

Getting insights into the Sherpas

Sherpas are the main inhabitant of the Khumbu region. We all know that Sherpas are the most courageous and energetic. Because of these things they can be able to live in such a high altitude region. Sherpas are also friendly in nature due to which most of the guides to Everest base camp are Sherpas.

Best time to visit Short Base Camp  Trek

Pre-monsoon and post-monsoon are two main times of the year to trek to Mount Everest trek. It  falls on the month of March, April, and May whereas post-monsoon falls on the month of late September, October, and November.

Pre-monsoon (March, April, and May)

This is the time of the year before starting monsoon. It is one of the best times to trek to Mount Everest because the temperature during this period is perfect for trekking. The weather during this month is dry and very stable for trekking. Days also starts getting warmer. Season wise this is the spring season in Nepal which is very famous for trekking and hiking activities. Trekking Mount Everest is on pre-monsoon is very advantageous because the change of precipitation is very low and you will not have to delay your trek.

The temperature rises to a maximum of 15 degrees Celsius and falls to 0 and even minus during the night time of these months. You should trek to Mount Everest during the pre-monsoon; period because it is often said that Everest base camp comes to its best in this time to the year. Rainfall during this season is very low but there is a chance of snowfall which will make your trek more enjoyable. You can also get a glance at many rare animals and birds. This is also the peak season for trekking so if you are trekking Everest base camp during pre-monsoon then don’t forget to book your trek early.

Post monsoon (September, October, and November)

This is the time after the finish of the monsoon season. It is also considered as the best time to trek to Short Everest base camp. Because of the monsoon rain, the trail looks fresh and green. Post monsoon falls during the winter season of Nepal. If you want to witness the real beauty of Everest base camp trekking in post-monsoon is perfect. You can be able to enjoy the view of Mount Everest and many other mountains covered on the white dress of snow. It is true that trekking Mount Everest trek during September, October, and November is not so easy but it’s worth it because of the mesmerizing view of the mountains.

The maximum temperature of  Everest base camp short trek goes up to 12 degrees Celsius and falls to -10 during this season. Trekking to Mount Everest can also be helpful and taken as the training for trekking another extreme mountain. If you trek during this month then you can get the whole trekking trail by yourself.

 

How to trek to Base Camp

Everest base camp short trek can be completed in 12 days starting your trek from Kathmandu. To begin your trek, you can take a short 35 mins flight from Kathmandu to Lukla. Alternatively, you can also drive by private vehicle by covering 136.17km. After that, you will trek to Phakding (that lies at 2652 m) by walking 8 km total distance. Then from there, you will have to walk 11.3 km to reach Namche Bazaar. The 3rd day of the trek will be Acclimatization day in Namche. Afterward, the trek to Tengboche starts which is a total of 10.4 km from Namche Bazaar. You should have an acclimatization day at Dingboche which is at an altitude of (4360m/14304ft).

Then your long journey continued to Gorakshep following the route from Dingboche Trekking to Lobuche and then to Gorakshep (5170m/16962ft). Interestingly the trivial part of the trek is trekking from Gorakshep to Kala Patthar (5545m/18192ft). Kala Patthar is the vantage point of the trek. You get to observe various sparkling mountains from there. Mount Everest (8848m), Mount Nuptse(7855m), Mount Changtse(7550m), Mount Kantega(6685m), Mount Lhotse(8516m), Labuche Peal(6145m), etc. are the famous sparkling mountains of the Everest region.

Watching those snow-capped mountains is a feeling of peace to your eyes. You will be blessed with serene surroundings, dynamic vegetation, dense forest, and various cultural diversity along your trek journey.
Your trek journey starts descending from Kala Patthar to Pheriche (4280m/14042ft). You will have to take the same route for return. And it will take the shortest time.

Everest trek side trips

Do you know what, trekking to Everest Base camp is a boon for you as there are other side trekking sights for visitors? The Everest region is filled with natural beauties. If you are a nature lover and want to explore dynamic places then so should not miss the side treks. And this is a major reason to travel to the Everest region. Thus, if you are planning to visit Everest base camp then we suggest you reserve more time. As there are other places to visit too. Some of the major trekking destinations are described below:
Sagarmatha national park

One of the main highlights of the Everest base camp short trek is the Sagarmatha national park. You can see different species of flora and fauna throughout the trek. Sagarmatha national park is also enlisted by UNSECO on the world’s heritage site. Sagarmatha national park covers the area of 1148 square kilometers. This national park is the world’s highest national park situated at an altitude of 2800 meters from the sea level. Blue sheep, yak, and snow leopard are some of the endangered animals on the Sagarmatha national park along with Himalayan Thar, Red Panda, Musk Deer, Snow-Leopard, Himalayan Black bear, and many others. Animals are protected in their natural environment, filled with birch and bamboo forest. For trekking to Sagarmatha national park, you will need to have a special permit. This trekking permits can be made on the Kathmandu and Pokhara.

Gokyo Lakes and Gokyo RI

Trekking to Mount Everest from Gokyo RI and Gokyo lakes is optional but you can get the closest view of the mountains like Mt. Cho Oyu, Everest, Lhotse, Makalu, Nuptse, Amadablam, and Pumori from here. Gokyo Lake is a beautiful lake formed by the almost 5 small different lakes. This is also known as the world’s highest freshwater lake which is at the altitude of 4750 meters from the sea level. Gokyo RI is the famous point from where you can catch the magnificent view of the world’s highest glacier-Ngozumpa Glacier. This Lake is also known as the heart of the Khumbu region. If you trek Everest base camp through this way then you can witness a Paranomic view of Mount Everest along with many other mountains.

Helicopter flight around Mount Everest

It is true that you cannot see Mount Everest clearly from Everest base camp short trek. But if you really want a 360-degree view of the mountains then you can take a helicopter trek to witness the beauty of snow-capped mountains. A helicopter tour to Everest is one of the easy and fasted way to trek to Everest base camp. This is also an optional tour for trekking to Everest base camp. Through this trek, you can also witness many other high mountains of Everest base camp. Mt Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse, Makalu, Ama Dablam, Cho-Oyu, Pumori, Island peak, Mera Peak, and many other surrounding snowy peaks.

Mount Everest trek will provide you the breathtaking view of high mountains surrounded by the green valley, geographical variation, green hills, rivers, and the streams, snow-lakes, Glacier Rivers, and many more. And, Helicopter trek to Mount Everest is slightly expensive and not that safe than other treks. Helicopter trek is not suitable for any season like winter and monsoon. Because of many reasons your trek might be delaying.

Hillary museum

As we all know that sir Edmund Hillary was the first person to trek to Mount Everest. So as a memory of Sir Edmund Hillary museum was established. This museum was one of the oldest museums in the Khumbu region. Hillary museum is located at Namche Bazaar. If you have some extra time during this trek you must visit Hillary museum as you can see Tradition Sherpa Lifestyles, cultures, dresses, utensils, art and architecture, trekking gears and equipment, and many other things. You will get to know many things about Nepali and Sherpa culture. You can visit the Hillary museum on the acclimatization day at the Namche Bazaar.

Do you need to hire a guide and porter for trekking to Everest?

Particularly, Hiring guides and porters are optional but it is better if you hire them as they can help you to solve your problems while trekking. Most of the people hire the guide for their trek. Not hiring a guide or porter is okay if you are traveling for the second time.

There are different ways for an Everest base camp trek, if you are planning to create your own crew then you will have to hire both a guide and porter. Furthermore, you can hire a trekking guide online however it will be safer if you go to the agency. Some of the trekking agencies will provide you guide and porter from Kathmandu but sometimes they will pick you up in Lukla airport. For your kind information, your contact with the trekking company then porter and guide will cost very less. Not only this, our trekking agency company would have a well-trained guide so that that would provide you a lot of information. But if you are hiring a guide by yourself then make sure that the person is a Government certify guide and he has insurance. Be aware of while hiring a guide outside of the company. They may charge more.

Health problem during this trek

Short Everest base camp trek is a challenging and exciting trip. However, there is a risk of various problems you will encounter in your journey. Most importantly, Altitude sickness is very common while trekking to higher altitude places above 3500 meters. So you may have altitude sickness while trekking to Everest base camp. Simply altitude sickness is causing by ascending too quickly. For preventing altitude sickness you will have to slow your trekking rate. Altitude sickness may cause headaches, fever, and vomiting. The major way of reducing altitude sickness to be fit from your mind. If you are mentally ready and strong then there is a lesser chance of altitude sickness. Along with that, you will have to drink water continuously.

The key prevention of altitude sickness

Proper hydration is the key prevention for altitude sickness. So have enough amount of water at regular intervals. Keeping your body hydrated is very important for this trek. For safe and clean water you need to carry purifying tablets with you. In addition to this, you should not drink hard drinks like beverages and alcohol in high altitude places like Everest base camp. Sometimes your feet might hurts due to continuous climbing so it will be very much easier if you carry a couple of trekking boots. Another important factor for preventing altitude sickness is having enough acclimatization. Enough acclimatization will help to preserve energy and cope with the current environment.

Stay fit and do  some training before the trek

We offer you lots of training packages other than the Everest base camp short trek. You can choose the best according to your need. We above the Himalaya will try our best to provide you what you need. With a team of experts and well-trained members, we are always ready to serve you. Get ready to achieve your goal of traveling to the lap of the world tallest mountain. The following are the various types of trekking packages we provide you.

Everest Base Camp Trek 3 Days

If you are planning to Mount Everest base camp trek, you should know some of the necessary facts related to this trek. We are sure that, knowing such facts will help you to prepare well.


Everest Base Camp Trek - Trip Info

Duration: 12 Days from Kathmandu to Kathmandu

Trek Grade: Fairly Strenuous

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

Best Travel Time: February to Mid June, September – Mid December are the best seasons. Dec & January are Winter and cold can be snow on the trail, July & August are rainy time, trekking can be done, but visibility can be reduced due to rain.

Transportation: Private Car/Van/ Plane

Activity:  Trekking

Trip Snippets:12 days, 11 nights in Lodges, Breakfast lunch and dinner are included during the trek.

Total Distance: 75 Km. (Round Trip)

Departure Dates: We can offer this trek on any dates during the months Feb, March, April, May, June, Sept, Oct, November, and December for a group of 1 to 12 people.

Equipment rental: We advise you to bring all of your clothing and gear from home, however in Kathmandu there are many shops to buy and rent trek related equipment

Your trek Backpack/duffle bag: Our porters will carry your baggage on the trek, the maximum weight per trekkers is 15 kg, including your sleeping bag, and down jacket, Other items not required on a trek can be stored in our office or your hotel in Kathmandu.

Detailed Itinerary of Everest Base Camp Trek

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 view of the mountain of Langtang Himalayan range and Mount Everest. Landing in Lukla airport and meet your trekking crew. We start our trekking today to Phakding. The today trail is easy and Nepali flat little ups and downs. Along the way, you can see the view of Mount Kusum Kangaru and Kwongde ranges. It is about 3 hours walk to Phakding. stay overnight at the local lodge.

Today after breakfast start our trekking. On our staring journey, We are trekking to the Dudh Koshi valley in the north, The river is coming from the glaciers and it has chalky color water. The trail goes into the meandering through the pine forest. We will cross the small suspension bridger before arriving at the Monjo. Check our Everest permit in Monjo checkpoint, it is a small village north of Phakding. On walking further bypassing the waterfalls and other nice surroundings we will arrive at Jhorsalle, After crossing the nice suspension bridge we start ascending the uphill. You can get the first 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 are here you can try local cheeses, there are many grocery shops, restaurants, bars, and coffee houses.

Today we have a rest and easy day in this beautiful town. To acclimatize your body good 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 tripe, We return back to Namche for our overnight stay.

Today we will trek to the famous Tengboche Monastery of 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 towards the Dudh Koshi River. after our walk is pleasant through the forest with a magnificent view of the mountains. We are walking today to the traverses around the hillside high above in the Dudh Kosi River. A short walking flat uphill will take us to  Phungithanga. We will pass some water-powered prayer wheels and begins a sustained climb through a forest of tall, mature rhododendrons.  If you are lucky enough you can see the musk deer and Himalayan tahr among the trees. after cross the Dudhkoshi river the trails climbing through the nice forest all the way up to the Tengboche (3870m), the village is scattered across a vast, grassy saddle below a crescent-shaped ridge covered by scrub pines and firs. Tengboche gives us the best mountain view of Mt Amadablam (6856m), standing proud of the massif containing Everest (8848m), Nuptse (7861m), Lhotse (8501m), and inspiring views of Himalayan giants. We visit the Buddhist Monastery at Tengboche, the largest in the Khumbu region.

After getting a spectacular view of mountains and monasteries the morning. We continue trekking through the lush alpine forest bypassing several small villages on our route. Today we are heading the north to the small suspension bridge which spans the deep gorge in the Dhudhkoshi valley. From here we ill ascent through the forest of birches conifers, and rhododendrons. As we follow the river northward, the trails pass through several Chortens and mani walls and small villages. During today’s walk the best view of Mount Amadablam, Mt Tawache makes us happy, We will also see the north-Pokalde (5741m), Kongma-Tse (5820m), and the high wall of Nuptse.  Finally, we are at Dingboche, this village is the gateway to also the gateway to Chukung, we start our island peak climbing from here. and further beyond for the most challenging traverses towards the Makalu area. We enjoy the beautiful array of fields enclosed by stone walls to protect the barley, buckwheat, and potatoes. Overnight stay in Dingboche.

 

Today is our second acclimatization day in the 4000 m height. 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 to the downhill path to the Village of Pheriche It joins the trail below Thungla beautiful views of Cholatse across the valley. We will get to the terminal moraine of Khumbu glacier after uphill hiking. We have the best view of Mt.Tawache, Ama Dablam, and to the north-Pokalde (5741m), Kongma-Tse (5820m), and the high wall of Nuptse. The path follows a pleasant, grassy valley. A windswept collection of huts tucked in a narrow meadow between the glacier and the Lobuche peak. Lobuche offers the towering view of Mount Nuptse and Tawache. Stay overnight at lodge.

Today is the very exciting day of the trek as we till trek to the Everest base camp. To trek more to Gorakshep our trail has a narrow gap in between the mountain walls and glacial moraine. We will see the Khumbu glacier with the windy and rocky path. The view of Mt. Pumori, Nuptse, and other magnificent peaks are great in the route. we reach Gorakshep. We will check in to our guest hose enjoy your lunch here and start trekking towards Everest base camp. the distance both ways is about 7 km long. The trail passé the rocky dune, Morain, and streams, we will reach the top of Khumbu Glacier. We will also get a mesmerizing view of the Khumbu Icefall on walking further. You can see the climbers in the expedition season at Everest base camp. The memorable time in life is here, et the best pictures enjoy the base camp cold and trek back to Gorakshep for the overnight stay.

Mornings are usually sparkling and clear, and this is the best time to climb the Kala Patthar ( about 2 km one way) for one of the world’s definitive mountain views. As you are in the best viewpoint of Earth so enjoy the dramatic panoramic views of Mount Everest and surrounding mountains like Mt. Pumori, Mt. Lingtren, Mt. Khumbetse, Mt. Nuptse, Mt. Lhotse, Mt. Ama Dablam, Mt. Thamserku along with many other peaks.

We will trek down on an easy path to Lobuche and continue downhill to Pheriche. We will walk more downhill to the  Dughla and drop to the bridge over the gushing stream that flows out of the glacier. Today our overnight stop at the Pheriche village,  Stay overnight at the lodge.

Now we are trekking back to the same all the way down to Namche Bazaar. We are descending downhill in a hill rhododendron and juniper trees. It takes approximately four hours to Tyangboche. It is a small village with a famous monastery offering you splendid views of Mt. Amadablam, lush green hills, and river views.

We cross the suspension bridge at the Dudh Koshi River and come to other parts of the valley, trek onwards to the Kyanjuma, the junction of the trinity ways to Gokyo Valley, Khumjung village, and Namche Bazaar. while we are climbing uphills we can see the wildlife and best birds  Pheasants, Himalayan Griffons, Musk deer, and the wild goat can be found abundance inside the rhododendron forest. In the evening, we will explore the small surrounding area with magnificent scenery.

Today is our last day trekking in the mountain and we will be climbing all the way down to Lukla. The climbing down till the suspension bridge before Jhorsally is hard and steep. So be careful with your knees. After crossing eth e high suspension bridge, We have mostly flat down trails. We will trek down with the best rhododendron, and pine forests now the mountain views are getting fare. Have lunch at Phakding before heading to Lukla. from here we walk in lush green scenery the down part of the mountains and beautiful village scenery are amazing. We are also passing smalls Sherpa village before arrival in Lukla. check in to the local guest house, have a shower, and get your time to explore around the time and be ready for the tomorrow morning flight back to Kathmandu.

We are getting the flight back to Kathmandu today. You can say goodbye to our porters, after 40 minutes flight we will drop off to your hotel. Our service is end here and if you need any other day tours or travel plans you can let us know.

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Above the Himalaya Trekking have made every effort to keep our price as competitive as possible, by still providing an excelling service to our customer. We pay our porters and guide the legal wages agreed with the porters union, our trekking staffs are some of the best paid in Nepal which allow us to attract only the best guides and porters and we have the same amount of Insurance for guide and porter which is more than Government fixed amount. All our price are net and there is no hidden cost everything is clear on cost includes and excludes this is the main reason all our customer are happy with our service. For up to date cost for the trip please contact us.

Cost Includes

  • 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

  • Any services in Kathmandu.
  • Nepal entry visa fee, you can get Nepal visa upon arrival at the Airport.
  • International Airfare
  • Alcoholic, hot 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.
Fixed Departure Date & Cost
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2021 Jan 08 12 days US$ 1298 2-16 PaxJoin Group
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Trip Facts

  • Trip Duration

    Trip Duration
    12 days

  • Tri Destination

    Destination
    Nepal

  • Trip Group Size

    Group Size
    2-12

  • Accomodation in Trip

    Accomodation
    Lodge/guest house

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    Maximum Altitude
    Kalapathar (5545m/18192ft.)

  • Trip Difficulty

    Trip Difficulty
    Strenuous

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Frequently Asked Questions

How high is Everest Base Camp trek?

Everest Base camp short 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 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 in 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 South base camp is 5,364 meters (in Nepal), and North Base Camp is at 5,150 meters (in Tibet). The geographical location of EBC trek is 28°0′26″N 86°51′34″E in the south and 28°8′29″N 86°51′5″E in 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, Everest base camp trek is not so hard. Not any special training is needed to accomplish this trek. What is all needed is the 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, Monsoon season encounters heavy rainfall and 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 from. 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 is 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 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?

I 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 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 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.


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