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Everest Base Camp Trek - 14 Days

Quick Facts
  • Trip Duration14 Days
  • Destination Nepal
  • Difficulty Level Strenuous
  • Maximum Altitude 5545m
  • Activity Trek
  • Starts/Ends Kathmandu to Kathmandu
  • Group Size 16
  • Transportation domestic flight (KTM-LUKLA-KTM)
  • Best Season Spring (Mar-May) and Autumn (Sep-Nov)
Why You'll Love This Trip
  • Embark on an adventurous journey to the base of the highest mountain in the world with a native guide
  • Get the best Everest base camp trek price with us, inclusive of all services
  • Experience the mountain lifestyle and get to know the Sherpas & other local communities closely
  • Come across a wide range of flora & fauna as you will be trekking within the Sagarmatha National Park
  • Immerse into the cultural richness of the Everest region and visit ancient monasteries and stupas along the trail
  • The trail winds through lush rhododendron forests and verdant hills, crossing suspension bridges and lovely waterfalls
  • Walk on glaciers and moraines in the upper part of the trail
  • Witness breathtaking diverse landscapes and tempting mountain panoramas
  • Enjoy side hikes to Hotel Everest View, Nagarjuna Hill, and Kala Patthar
  • Be bold, push your limits, and lose a few pounds by the end of the trek
  • Escape in the wilderness of the Himalayas with our friendly and reliable team

"Join our native guides on an adventurous once-in-a-lifetime journey to the base of Mount Everest, the highest mountain in the world. For 14 days, forget about the world and get close to nature. Live a simple lifestyle and relearn to be comfortable in less during the Everest base camp trek with us."

Everest Base Camp Trek Introduction

The Everest Base Camp Trek is no doubt a bucket-list activity for most people around the globe. While this trek is known for adventure and thrill, the venture goes way beyond it. With adventure, you will experience the mountain lifestyle, get to know the Sherpas and other local communities closely, come across a wide range of flora and fauna, and immerse into the cultural richness of the Everest region.

As you trek through lush rhododendron forests and verdant hills, crossing suspension bridges and lovely waterfalls, you will also visit ancient monasteries and stupas on the way. Adventure and cultural experience go hand in hand during the Everest base camp trekking. The locals welcome you with open hearts. Their kindness and hospitality give more character to theEverest base camp trek.

The Everest region is home to many mountains that you can see. You will be literally in the ocean of mountains and hills. Some of the notable snow-capped mountains you get to see along the Everest base camp trekking route are Mt. Kushum Khang, Mt. Everest (8,849 m/29,032 ft), Mt. Lhotse (8,516 m/27,940 ft), Mt. Cho Oyu (8,188 m/26,864 ft), Mt. Nuptse (7,861 m/25,791 ft), Mt. Pumori (7,161 m/23,494 ft), Mt. Ama Dablam (6,812 m/22,349 ft), Mt. Thamserku (6,608 m/21,680 ft), Taboche, Cholatse (6,440 m/21,130 ft), and many more.

The 14-day Everest base camp trek demands that you to be bold and push your limits. There are many health benefits to this trek, too. You are more likely to lose a few pounds and get fit by the end of the trek. Escape into the wilderness of the Himalayas with our friendly and reliable team. We will make sure you have a safe and memorable Everest base camp trek with us.

Check out ourEverest base camp trek route map on the package page for more information about the trail. If you have any questions regarding the trek, you can always text us. 

Do not forget: "Everest Base Camp is not the end, but the beginning of a journey to discover the beauty of nature and the strength of the human spirit."

A typical day on the Everest Base Camp Trek

Your day will begin early in the morning. You will have a warm breakfast of your choice and get ready to leave the lodge. The porters will carry the duffel bags. After around 3 hours of trekking, we take a break for lunch and then continue the walk to the next village.

Every day, it will be 5 to 6 hours of the trek at minimum. Our goal is to leave the village where we spent the night by 8:00 AM and reach the next village before 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM. The guide will inform you about the villages you pass by and let you know the names of the mountains along the route.

Kathmandu to Lukla flight

Kathmandu Lukla Flight is very famous among travelers because of the small runway and the height of the airport. The Lukla flight either operates from Kathmandu domestic airport or Manthali airport, as per the air traffic. If the flight is from Kathmandu airport, then you will leave the hotel an hour before the flight departure time.

Similarly, if the Lukla flight is from Manthali airport, then you will leave the hotel at 2:00 AM to 3:00 AM to reach the airport on time to catch the flight. Manthali airport is located 4 to 5 hours away from Kathmandu.

Do you need a guide for the Everest base camp trek? Can I trek alone?

Without a doubt, you can embark on the Everest base camp alone. But if you ask for our recommendation, then we suggest doing it with a guide because they make the journey much more meaningful and safe.

You will have a friend to rely on in the mountains—someone who knows the Everest region inside and out. You will get to learn a lot about the locals, their lifestyle, and their cultural heritage.

In the peak trekking seasons, when almost all lodges are packed, the guide will make sure you get a comfortable accommodation place to spend the night. And nevertheless, they will assure your safety in case of any unforseen circumstances in the Himalayan region.

Everest base camp trek difficulty and altitude sickness

The Everest base camp trek is moderate in terms of physical difficulty level. For every trekker, the difficulty level of the Everest base camp trek can differ depending on their fitness. We say the Everest base camp trek is a moderate-to-difficult trek.

*If you are not sure whether the Everest base camp trek is the right trek for you or not, contact us, and we will help you figure it out.

  • Terrain: Everest base camp trail is uneven and rugged. You will be trekking through lush forests and along the foothills before ascending to the alpine zone. The upper part of the trail involves glaciers and moraine walking. There are many ascents and descents throughout the trail, with a handful of steep and rocky tracks.
  • Elevation and altitude: Everyday elevation increases during the Everest base camp trek of 14 days. It means there is certainly a risk of altitude sickness during the Everest base camp trekking. During the overall trek, you will gain 5,545 m/18,192 ft. To avoid altitude sickness, you have to keep yourself hydrated and acclimate your body. Our guide will constantly remind you to drink water. If you feel any discomfort, feel free to share it with our guide.

Everest base camp trek preparation

The thing that makes the Everest base camp trek possible for beginner trekkers is the preparation. You do not have to do anything in advance to prepare for Everest base camp trekking. Go on a few hikes and do regular long walks to make yourself physically fit.

You can also do cardio training or other activities like swimming, cycling, running, etc. These activities will improve your stamina. Likewise, weight training will also help you.

For packing, follow ourEverest base camp trek packing checklist. You can rent or buy heavy or expensive trekking gear in Kathmandu, Nepal. Get your trekking boots early and wear them a few times to get used to the boots. Meet your doctor if you have any medical conditions, and inform us too.

Everest Base Camp trek elevation and altitude profile

The Everest base camp trek begins at Kathmandu, which is at 1,400 meters (4,600 ft). The starting point of the trail is Lukla at 2,846 m (9,337 ft). Over the next five to six days, the elevation gradually increases and leads you tothe Everest base camp, located at 5,364 m/17,598 ft. The highest point of the trek is Kala Patthar at 5,545 m/18,192 ft.

We have two acclimatization days in our Everest base camp trek itinerary. One is in Namche Bazaar (3,440 m/11,290 ft), and another is in Dingboche village (4,410 m/14,470 ft). The acclimatization hikes take you to Hotel Everest View (3,962 m/13,000 ft) and Nagarjuna Hill (5,100 m/16,732 ft), respectively. 

Everest base camp trek all-inclusive package for 2024 spring and autumn

Our14-day Everest base camp trek is an all-inclusive package that covers permits, guide/porter expenses, Lukla flights, accommodation/meals, and service charges. This is one of the best Everest base camp trek packages, with ample acclimatization days.

Likewise, ourEverest base camp trek cost is also the finest in the market with all the services. You can join us on our Everest base camp trek in 2024. We do not have any hidden costs or policies. For more information, kindly get in touch with our team.

Alternative Everest base camp trek packages and other adventurous treks in Nepal

You can do the Everest base camp trek in Nepal in more ways than you can imagine. We have a wide range of packages for Everest base camp trekking for beginners and experienced trekkers.

Some of our hand-picked packages are the Everest base camp luxury trekthe Everest base camp trek 14 days, the Everest base camp helicopter tourwith landing, and the Everest base camp trek with helicopter return. 

Similarly, for experienced trekkers, we specifically recommend these packages: Everest base camp and Gokyo Lakes trek, Everest three passes trek, and Island Peak climbing with the EBC trek.

The benefits of the Everest Base Camp trek with Nature Excursion

  • Free airport pick-up and drop-off as per the itinerary.
  • Get trekking gear like a down jacket and duffel bag for the journey (to be returned at the end of the trek).
  • An oximeter and a first-aid kit during the trek.
  • Native mountain guides and porters 
  • Clean rooms and delicious meals.
  • Trek certificate and Nature Excursion t-shirt.
  • Satellite phone to stay connected with the office team during the trek in the isolated areas. 
  • Free storage for your additional luggage in Kathmandu.
  • In case of an emergency, we will provide you with immediate helicopter evacuation and medical assistance (involving charges payable by your travel insurance company).
  • Farewell dinner at the end of the trek.
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Itinerary

Day1

Upon arrival, a representative from Nature Excursion will stand in the arrival section while holding a paging board with your respective information. Upon meeting, our representative will welcome you at the Tribhuvan International Airport and escort you towards the hotel in a private vehicle. Upon reaching the hotel, our team will help you with the luggage and check-in. Once you are all settled in the hotel, rest and later explore the bustling streets of Thamel (the tourist hub of Kathmandu).

In the late evening, we will meet you at the office or specified location for a briefing. We will also introduce you to your mountain guide and brief you about the Everest view trek plan. You with help from Nature Excursion will then make all the necessary preparations for the Everest Base camp trek on this day. Stay overnight in Kathmandu city.

Day2

You will wake up and prepare to depart for your Mountain flight in the morning. After having breakfast, Nature Excursion will follow up for your pickup and transfer you to the airport. Afterward, The Everest base camp trek for 12 days with us begins with a thrilling flight to Lukla airport, situated at 2,846 meters/9,337 feet. It will be a short flight of 30 minutes with views of the Himalayas. Upon landing at Lukla “gateway of the Khumbu region”, we will arrange the luggage and meet with the porters who will support us for the rest of the journey. Lunch can be done after or in between preparations at Lukla.

To have a better chance of acclimatization, we will then trek to Phakding. Phakding is a small village located below Lukla. The trail descends along the Dudh Koshi River with possible stops at a few small settlements. You will trek through lush forests, crossing a few suspension bridges. Upon arrival, settle in an accommodation place. Rest and wait for dinner to be served. After dinner, stay overnight at Phakding.

  • Max. Altitude:2,846 m/9,337 ft
  • Meals:Breakfast, lunch & dinner
  • Accommodation:Lodge
  • Duration:30 minutes flight & 3 hours trek
Day3

Wake up to a delicious breakfast and continue the trek in the Everest region. Today, from Phakding, we walk through forests of rhododendron and magnolia towards Namche Bazaar. The trail walks past Toktok (2,760 m/9,055 ft) and Bengkar village (2,630 m/8,628 ft). From here, we will cross the two suspension bridges and reach Monjo (2,835 m/9,301 ft). Monjo is a notable stop as there is a check post for checking permits and all the necessary documents. The guide from Nature Excursion will register the permits at the police checkpost. 

After all the logistics are handled, we continue to walk through dense forests. The Sagarmatha National Park begins here onwards to reach Jorsale. Jorsale is the lunch spot for the day which is the last village before reaching Namche Bazaar. After moving past the checkpost reaching Jorsale takes about 15 minutes for normal trekkers. After half an hour's walk, we will be crossing the famous Tenzing Hilary Bridge named after Edmund Hilary and Tenzing Norgay Sherpa the very first person to summit Everest. Then after walking for about 45 minutes, we reached the location known as Top Dadah. This is a short-stop destination that is where travelers can have their first view of Everest. Afterward, pass along monasteries green vegetation, and even local schools to reach Namche Bazaar. The final ascent to Namche Bazaar is steep and takes approximately 2 hours to complete. Upon arrival at Namche “Gateway of Everest” get rest in lodges, teahouses, or even luxurious hotels.  Dinner can be done at an accommodation place or place of interest as there are high options available. Stay overnight at Namche.

  • Max. Altitude:3,440 m/11,290 ft
  • Meals:Breakfast, lunch & dinner
  • Accommodation:Lodge
  • Duration:6 hours
Day3-4

We take a rest day in Namche Bazaar to acclimatize. This is a great opportunity to go on side hikes and explore some other parts of the Everest region. On this day, we hike to the Hotel Everest View which takes about an hour. From here, you get to see the stunning views of Mt. Everest, Mt. Lhotse, and Mt. Nuptse. 

You also have the option to continue the hike to Khumjung Monastery or return to Namche Bazaar. On the way, stop at the Everest Photo Gallery and Sherpa Culture Museum. Watch the locals live their daily lives and enjoy the serenity of the mountains. Lunch and dinner can be done at the place of interest. Stay overnight at Namche.

  • Max. Altitude:3,962 m/13,000 ft
  • Meals:Breakfast, lunch & dinner
  • Accommodation:Lodge
  • Duration:2-3 hours
Day5
Wake up to a delicious breakfast and begin to set further up in the Khumbu region. Leaving Namche Bazaar, we head to Tengboche monastery which is initially flat and steep down to the river. Following an uphill route along the verdant foothills, we will be reaching Kyangjuma (3,550 m/11,646 ft). Kyangjuma is a small village that offers a close view of Thamsherku and Ama Dablam. The mountain views get phenomenal as we walk further. The trail winds uphill and descends to Phungi Tanga (3,250 m/10,662 ft). Phungi Thanga is a suitable lunch spot. After lunch, we will cross a bridge and continue a steep walk through a lush forest to Tengboche village which is about 2 hours at normal pace. This village offers a striking panorama of Ama Dablam and Everest.
 
Upon reaching Tengboche visit the Tengboche monastery which is said to be the oldest in the region. You can also see a 16th-century-old footprint on the rock. In the early morning or afternoon (after 3’ O clock) monks from Tengboche Monastery perform rituals and ceremonies. These ceremonies can be participated by the tourists visiting the area which is free of cost. However, if you want to contribute you can leave some amount in the donation box. After exploring of Monastery return to the accommodation place, have dinner (serves local cuisine), and stay overnight at Tengboche.
  • Max. Altitude:3,860 m/12,660 ft
  • Meals:Breakfast, lunch & dinner
  • Accommodation:Lodge
  • Duration:5 hours
Day6

The day begins with a big breakfast. We trek through lush rhododendron forests and descend to Deboche (3,320 m/10,892 ft). On this part of the trail, we are likely to come across some exotic wildlife species like monal, blue sheep, and musk deer. The trail drops down to Imja Khola, where we will cross a suspension bridge and walk to Pangboche village (3,930 m/12,893 ft). This section takes about one and a half hours along the rhododendron forests, you can see Ama Dablam, Lhotse, and stones carved with mantras and chants from Buddhist culture.

We will then visit the ancient Pangboche monastery and continue trekking, crossing a bridge. In Pangboche oldest Sherpa monk blesses every individual visiting the Everest region which provides an insight into the Sherpa culture. Walking by Somare (4,010 m/13,156 ft) and Orsho (4,190 m/13,746 ft), we gradually ascend to Dingboche village. Lunch is served along the route at a suitable place which is mainly Somare.  After reaching Dingboche, settle in an accommodation place and take a rest. Have a fulfilling local cuisine dinner and stay overnight at Dingboche.

  • Max. Altitude:4,410 m/14,470 ft
  • Meals:Breakfast, lunch & dinner
  • Accommodation:lodge
  • Duration:5 hours
Day7
Today after breakfast, we take our second acclimatization break in Dingboche village. We have hiking options to Nagarjuna Hill. This Nagarjun Hill is a good hill spot for sunset and sunrise. The hike will also offer you breathtaking views of mountains like Lhotse, Island Peak, Makalu, Ama Dablam, Thamserku, Cholatse, Tabuche, and Lobuche. After the hike, spend the remaining day relaxing and chit-chatting with the locals. Have preferable lunch and dinner and settle at the accommodation place. Stay overnight at Dingboche.
  • Max. Altitude:5,100 m/16,732 ft
  • Meals:Breakfast, lunch & dinner
  • Accommodation:lodge
  • Duration:4-5 hours
Day8
After breakfast, we leave Dingboche and trek forward towards Lobuche. We start with a short steep ascent followed by a gradual up and down with fields for pasture to reach Thukla. Some lunch at Thukla while others eat lunch at Lobuche. The trail to Lobuche village is quite steep and crosses a glacier field. We will trek on a steep track to Thukla. This steep track lasts for 45 minutes and is considered the most difficult part of the whole trek. After the steep track, we reach Thukla Pass. The top of the Thukla Pass has a memorial site of climbers who previously walked Everest.
 
Further, we walk past these memorial tombstones and follow a rugged trail to Lobuche village. We leave the tree line behind and can see a drastic change in the scenery. Upon reaching Lobuche get a rest at the accommodation place. However, note that Lobuche has comparably fewer options for the previous settlement place. Get a taste of local cuisine during dinner and have a good rest. Stay overnight in Lobuche.
  • Max. Altitude:4,940 m/16,210 ft
  • Meals:Breakfast, lunch & dinner
  • Accommodation:Lodge
  • Duration:4-5 hours
Day9
It is a big day for us so be sure to have a fulfilling breakfast. We will finally be touching the Everest base camp today. Leaving Lobuche village, we will follow a rock trail alongside the Khumbu glacier. Similarly, we will pass by the Italian Research Center called Pyramid at 4,970 meters/16,305 feet and the trek continues up to Gorak Shep. Pyramid is a restaurant that is a preferred cozy accommodation and is shaped like a Pyramid hence the name. Similarly, Gorakshep is the highest place to rest where we can witness 360 views of the mountains of the Everest range.
 
From Gorak Shep, we'll be trekking through the Khumbu glacier moraine and crossing glacial streams. Khumbu Glacier is considered the biggest glacier in the Khumbu region. The trail further up is steep and rocky. Once we reach Everest base camp, the view of Khumbu Icefall and the surrounding mountains will welcome you. Your previous days struggle and hassle finally comes with a grand reward. Be sure to wait in turns to click photos in the renowned Everest Base Camp rock at peak season.
 
We will spend some time looking around and taking pictures. After this nature excursion, we trek back to Gorak Shep, settle in an accommodation, have dinner, and spend the night.
  • Max. Altitude:5,364 m/17,598 ft
  • Meals:Breakfast, lunch & dinner
  • Accommodation:Lodge
  • Duration:7 hours
Day10

Today, we will touch the highest point of our Everest base camp trek. Early in the morning, we will hike to Kalapatthar. It is a viewpoint from where we can see a stunning panorama of Everest, Ama Dablam, Nuptse, Pumori, Cholatse, Lulu, Lingtren (a mountain in China), and many other mountains. Likewise, we will be witnessing one of the most gorgeous sunrises of our lives from Kala Patthar. You can also view a gorgeous sunset depending upon the preferred time of Hiking. After seeing the sunrise or sunset at Kalapatthar we will retrace our steps for Breakfast at Gorakshep.

Later, we will be retracing the path further until reaching Pangboche. Descend from Gorak Shep and trek back to Pangboche village for the night stay. Like earlier, the trail goes past Lobuche and Pheriche villages and descends ultimately to Pangboche. Lunch can be done either in Thukla or Pheriche. Upon reaching Pangboche settle in an accommodation place, rest, have dinner, and stay overnight at Pangboche.

  • Max. Altitude:5,545 m/18,192 ft
  • Meals:Breakfast, lunch & dinner
  • Accommodation:Lodge
  • Duration:8-9 hours
Day11
After breakfast, we will ascend to Tengboche village via rhododendron forests from Pangboche. We’ll then follow the same trail as back then to Namche Bazaar. On the way, pass by small villages and cross suspension bridges. The mountain views will be stunning.
 
Upon reaching Namche take a rest and relive all those memories of Everest. Be sure to visit the local markets and collect some souvenirs from the Everest trek. If you reach there on Saturday you can see the famous Saturday Market in Namche. In Saturday Market, Sherpas gather from surrounding areas to showcase their agricultural products and electronic or trekking accessories for sale. After visiting or shopping, have lunch and dine in Namche. Consequently, settle in an accommodation place. Stay overnight in Namche.
  • Max. Altitude:3,440 m/11,290 ft
  • Meals:Breakfast, lunch & dinner
  • Accommodation:Lodge
  • Duration:6-7 hours
Day12

Begin the trek back from Namche Bazaar after having a fulfilling breakfast. The trek is from Lukla to Namche Bazar which takes about 7 hours. Descend steeply and walk through the dense forests. Cross numerous suspension bridges and villages. After about 3-4 hours walk, we will reach Phakding which will be the lunch spot for the day. From Phakding, it is an uphill walk to Lukla via Ghat village. The trail crosses the Dudh Koshi River many times on the way. Upon reaching Lukla settle in an accommodation place, have local cuisine for dinner, and stay overnight at Lukla.

  • Max. Altitude:2,846 m/9,337 ft
  • Meals:Breakfast & farewell dinner
  • Accommodation:Lodge
  • Duration:7-8 hours
Day13

After breakfast, make all the preparations for the departure. Be sure to check all your belongings before leaving. We will then take an early morning flight back to Kathmandu. Our team from Nature Excursion will drop you at your hotel upon landing in Kathmandu. The remaining day is for you to rest and shop. We will meet you in the evening at a designated hotel to have a farewell dinner. This will be the last night's stay in Kathmandu. Have a good night's sleep and make necessary preparations for departure on the following day.

  • Max. Altitude:1,400 m/4,600 ft
  • Meals:Breakfast & farewell dinner
  • Accommodation:Hotel
  • Duration:30 minutes flight
Day14

Our airport team will drop you at the terminal gate of the international airport as per your flight departure time. Make sure to pack your stuff carefully and do not leave anything behind. A private vehicle will be arranged by Nature Excursion to take you on a drive towards the Kathmandu International Airport. Our staff will handle all the logistics to ensure a smooth and stress-free departure. We hope you have a great time trekking with us and look forward to meeting again in the future. Best wishes!!

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Cost Details
Includes
  • Airport pick up and drop off services on a private vehicle (car/jeep/hiace ldelux bus) as per group size during arrival and departure time
  • Both way domestic flight tickets (Kathmandu-Lukla-Kathmandu) with airport departure taxes
  • 11 nights’ accommodation during the trek,( 6 nights mountain basis cozy room with attached bathroom, 5 nights twin sharing common room 
  • All healthy meals during the trek (12 breakfast, 11 lunches and 11 dinner)
  • Government licensed, Well English speaking Nature Excursion's native guide with his meals, salary, flight cost, insurance and other necessary equipment. We provide an assistant trek guide group of 6 or more trekkers.
  • Porter to help trekker's luggage. Tow trekkers can share one porter, luggage weight limit is 10 kg per trekkers.
  • You can store non-essential stuff in your hotel or Nature Excursion's store
  • 2 nights hotel in Kathmandu before and after the trek.
  • For safe drinking- Nature Excursion Pvt. Ltd provides water purification tablets.
  • Snacks (cookies) and seasonal fresh fruit as per the availability.
  • Khumbu, Pasang Lhamu Rural Municipality entry fees
  • Sagarmatha National Park entry permit fees
  • All government, local taxes and official expenses
  • First aid Kit with Diamox (preventative measures to avoid altitude sickness) carried by the guide. Oximeter to check your pulse and oxygen level in your body.
  • We provide sleeping bag and down jacket as per your request. Has to return after the trek.
  • Appreciation certificate after the completion of trek.
  • Farewell dinner at the end of the trek
  • Assisting, if any emergency evacuation or rescue due to uncertainty or any serious health condition (incur charges should be covered by your travel insurance).
Excludes
  • Nepal entry visa fees depending how much time you want to spend in Nepal ($25-15 days, $40-50 for 30 days and $100-110 for 90 days.)
  • Excess luggage for lukla flight.
  • Your meals and hotel in Kathmandua due to early arrival, late departure or early return from the trek than schedule itinerary
  • Your personal clothing and gear.
  • Personal nature expenses like- energy bars, hot and cold drinks, laundry, internet, battery re-charge hot shower, extra porters etc.
  • Your travel insurance which covers your emergency evacuation.
  • Extra expenses which are not listed in the include section
  • Additional cost due to delays caused by circumstances beyond our control like- landslide, itinerary modification due to safety concerns, weather condition, illness, change of government policies and strikes
  • Tipping for your guide, porter and driver.

Clients Reviews

  • Amazing experience

    Nov 2022 • Couples

    Me and my boyfriend did the Everest base camp trek with Raju back in November. We had an incredible experience, Raju was very patient and kind and provided us with everything we needed when we needed it. He is knowledgable and experienced and can adapt the trek to your needs/preference. We always felt safe, comfortable, and confident with Raju.

    Rochelle M
    Rochelle MUnited KingdomReview Date: Aug 10, 2023
    TripAdvisor
  • The best tour guide!

    Karan took my partner and I on a trek to Everest Base Camp and it is one of our favourite memories! The whole trip was fantastic, well organised and full of adventure. We felt well taken care of by Karan and had lots of fun games of cards in the tea houses each night with other people we met along the way.
    Highly recommend this trip and getting in touch with Nature Excursion to book.

    Martha R
    Martha RUnited KingdomReview Date: Jun 20, 2023
    TripAdvisor
Useful Information

Best time to trek to Everest base camp

We do Everest base camp trekking in mainly two seasons, spring and autumn, for the best trekking experience. Summer/monsoon and winter are off time for the Everest base camp trek. However, if you wish, we can organize this trek in the off-season too.

Everest base camp trek in spring

Spring- March to April sees stable weather and mild climate. In the initial days, the trail is not that crowded, and the availability of tea houses/lodges is also good. Most of the ground snow melts by the beginning of spring, and the rising temperature adds warmth to the air. Likewise, all the blossoms throughout the trail make the scenery excellent. You can enjoy a comfortable trek and breathtaking mountain panorama in spring. 

The temperature ranges from 18°C to -15°C.

Everest base camp trek in autumn

Autumn- October to November is the second best time of the year for Everest base camp trekking. As the monsoon cleans the air and the trail you can expect lovely landscapes. The temperature begins to drop, making the morning and night a bit cold and the daytime warm enough to enjoy the walk. The perfect visibility and uninterrupted views of the mountains with the faded colors of the forests and hills are heartwarming. 

The temperature ranges from 20°C to -10°C.

Everest base camp trek in winter

Winter- December to February is considered the offtime for the Everest base camp trek because the weather is very unpredictable. The temperature drops below -4℃ in the lower elevation to -17℃ at the upper part of the Everest base camp trail. Once the snowfall begins, the tea houses at the higher elevation begin to close down as well. 

With said that the Everest base camp trek in winter is not impossible though. You have to understand the unique challenges and be ready for any of them. With us, you will be properly prepared and packed for Everest base camp trekking in the winter season. 

You will need extra thermal layers, special trekking gear to walk on the snowdrifts, and enough time to acclimatize & work through any weather disturbance. 

Accommodation during the Everest base camp trek 

We have hotel accommodation in Kathmandu. We use three-star hotels to make sure your stay is comfortable. During the trek, our main accommodations are lodges. We use a comfortable and clean lodge for overnight stays. The rooms are shared between two trekkers. For solo trekkers, we can book single rooms too. There are usually two beds with a clean blanket, pillow, and a comfortable mattress, along with a table in the rooms. 

*Note: Single room is only available if you request it at the time of booking. Likewise, the cost also differs.

The lodges are much better at the start of the trek. However, once we go above Dingboche, expect small rooms with minimal decoration and shared washrooms. Charging and hot showers are available in most of the lodges but may cost you extra money. So, have some Nepali cash on you during the trek. 

Meals on Everest base camp trek

After all that long walking every single day, you will need good food that will not only fill you but also provide you with enough energy for the following day. Thankfully, the Everest base camp trek route offers decent meal options, especially in the villages like Phakding, Namche Bazaar, Tengboche, etc the menu has a lot of options. 

You will find dal bhat, momo, noodles, Tibetan bread, thenduk, thukpa, shyakpa, egg and fries, soups, and dhido in common in all places. At some places, you will also get pizza, burgers, and bakery items. Choose the food you intake wisely. Do not go for frozen meats or non-veg items all the time because they are not fresh most of the time. You can ask before ordering one.

*Note: Dal bhat is the holy grail. It is delicious and costs little. You will be full for the day, and it has a lot of nutritional value. 

Travel visa and Everest base camp trek permits

Nepal has very special tourist visa arrangements for citizens of many countries. You should check your country's visa status and see whether you are on the on-arrival visa list or not. If you are not, then consult the Nepalese Embassy or consulate office in your country to get the Nepali visa. Similarly, if you are eligible, then you can obtain an on-arrival visa at all the entry points of Nepal, including the Tribhuvan International Airport.

As for the Everest base camp trek permits, you do not need to worry about them because we, Nature Excursion, will take care of them. We will obtain the permits for Everest base camp trekking in advance for you. Trekkers have to get two permits for the EBC trek. One is Sagarmatha National Park Entry Permit, and the other is Khumbu Pasang Lhamu Rural Municipality Entrance Permit. 

Last-minute Everest base camp trek booking

To book the Everest Base Camp trek at the last minute, you have to send the full package cost with your basic information. As you have limited time to prepare for the trek and be available in Kathmandu one day before the trek begins. 

Kindly note that we do not do any refunds for last-minute bookings. If you fail to join the trip or leave it in the middle, you will not get any compensation from the company. 

For more information, get in touch with us. 

Things you should know about our Everest base camp trek 14 days package

  • Airport Pickup/Drop: We have airport pick-up and drop-off service included in our Everest base camp trek 14 days package. Our team will take care of it and help you with the luggage. All the airport services will be provided as per our itinerary. 
  • Charging: You will have a charging facility throughout the Everest base camp trail, but cost some extra money. You can carry spare batteries or a solar charger to minimize this expense. 
  • Communication/Internet: Most of the lodges offer WiFi service at a small fee. But because of the area and elevation, the network will not be steady all the time. If you want to use the internet at a better cost and connectivity, then get a tourist sim card. Our team will help you with it. 
  • Luggage: The duffel bag weight limit is 10 kg per person. Duffel bags are carried by our porters. You can get a day pack for yourself and put essentials in it. The day pack weight limit is 5 kg per person. 
  • Tip: Tips are a huge part of travel culture in Nepal. We do not include tips in our Everest base camp trek cost. Therefore, we request you tip our on-field crew (trek guide, drivers, tour guide, and porters) at the end of their service as per your wish. 
  • Travel Insurance: Everest base camp trek is a high-altitude trek in a remote region. We ask our guests to get travel insurance with air evacuation coverage for an emergency. We use air evacuation in case of a medical emergency or any other situation that may demand it. 
  • ATM: Get Nepali cash to use during the trek in Kathmandu. You will need additional money to buy services like hot showers, charging, WiFi, etc while trekking. On the Everest base camp trekking route, there is an ATM in Namche Bazaar. 

Everest base camp trek safety

We, Nature Excursion, assure you of a safe trek to Everest base camp or anywhere in the Himalayas. Our core team is of guides who have worked in the Himalayas for over a decade now. Their knowledge, training, and experience guarantee a safe Everest base camp trek. Likewise, our Everest base camp trek 14 days itinerary is well-designed and tested. 

We are well equipped with a first aid kit, standard trekking gear, and a satellite phone that makes us quite reliable. Our guides and porters are very friendly and professional. They will share a lot of information with you about the Everest region and the locals. You will have a great time trekking with us.

    Equipments

    HEAD

    • Sun hat or scarf
    • Winter hat or insulating hat or wide-brimmed hat
    • Headlight with extra battery

    FACE

    • Sunscreen
    • Sunglass with UV protection
    • Face and body wipes
       

    HANDS

    • Lightweight gloves
    • Lightweight winter gloves

    BODY

    • Hiking shirt
    • Long-sleeved shirt
    • Hooded rain jacket
    • Fleece jacket
    • Lightweight cotton pants
    • T-shirt (bring lightweight wool)
    • Polypropylene underwear
    • Down jacket (available for rent in Kathandu)
    • Sweater
    • Waterproof jacket and pant

    FOOTWEAR

    • Hiking boots
    • Thick wool socks (take an extra pair of thick wool socks)

    ESSENTIAL GEARS

    • Backpack or day back (size depends on whether you take a porter or not)
    • Thermal bottle
    • Water purification
    • Trekking pole
    • Sleeping bag (-20 degris sleeping bag is best in high altitude trekking)

    TOILETRIES

    • Medium size drying towel
    • Toothbrush
    • Toothpaste
    • Biodegradable bar soap
    • Nail clippers

    PERSONAL ACCESSORIES

    • Money
    • Watch
    • Cell phone
    • Camera

    EXTRA ITEMS

    • First aid kit
    • Extra password photos and photocopies of password
    • Notebook and pen
    • Binoculars

    Everest Base Camp Trek - 14 Days FAQs

    • The Everest base camp trek is a doable trek for most individuals, even if you are a beginner. With a little bit of preparation and support from a company like us, you can do Everest base camp trekking quite smoothly and safely. The trail is steep and trodden at some points. In the early few days, you will most walk through alpine woods and uneven foothills. The upper part of the trekking route involves glacier walking and moraines. 

       

    • Yes, a beginner can climb Everest base camp. You just have to be physically fit and be able to walk 6 hours a day. 

    • The Everest base camp hike goes from 8 days to 16 days and longer. You can customize the itinerary as per your requirements with us. There are options to include helicopter flights to make the trek short and much more exciting too. This is our 12 days Everest base camp trek itinerary, perfect for anyone with short holiday time. 

    • No, it is not hard to breathe at Everest base camp. Most of the trekkers just do fine at the base camp. 

    • The best Everest base camp trek route is to fly to Lukla and then drop to Phakding. Next day trek to Namche Bazaar and continue the trek to the base camp via Tengboche, Dingboche, Lobuche, and Gorak Shep.

    • In general, the trekkers stay at Everest base camp for 15 to 20 minutes to look around and take pictures. There is no tea house or lodge facility at the Everest base camp, so you descend to Gorak Shep to spend the night. 

       

    • From Kathmandu, the Everest base camp is 200 to 300 km away.

    • Usually, our Everest base camp trek packages do not include an overnight stay at the base camp. But if you wish to spend a night here, you can customize the package and let us know while booking. 

       

    • In peak trekking seasons, spring and autumn, the temperature can drop from -10°C to -12°C. During the winter season, the temperature drops below -17°C at the base camp. 

       

    • Yes, the Everest base camp trek is totally worth doing it. Regardless of all the facilities along the trail, you will be challenging yourself every day to push. Your mind and body will come in tune. The beauty of the Himalayas will inspire you, and the lifestyle of the locals along the way will humble you. There is a lot to learn, discover, and achieve during the Everest base camp trekking. 

       

    • Yes, any foreigner has to carry a passport to do Everest base camp trekking. You will need a passport to enter the country and obtain the necessary permits for the trek.

    • The Everest base camp trek covers a total of 130 kilometers. On each side, you will cover 65 kilometers, which means 8 to 11 kilometers each day.

    • Yes, kids can do the Everest base camp trek. If we turn the pages, there are many examples of when toddlers and kids of age below 16 years have done Everest base camp trekking with their parents.

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