• Everest Base Camp Trek
  • Everest Base Camp Trek
  • Everest Base Camp Treak
  • Everest Base Camp Trek
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Everest Base Camp Trek

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Trip Overview

Trip at a Glance

  • Country

    Country: Nepal

  • Trip grade

    Trip grade: Moderate

  • Destination

    Destination: Everest Region

  • Activities

    Activities: Everest Base Camp Trekking

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation: 3 Star Hotel | Mountain Guest House

  • Meals

    Meals: Breakfast in Kathmandu and 3 meals during the trek

  • Transportation

    Transportation: Domestic Flight | Private Vehicles

  • Maximum altitude

    Maximum altitude: 5,545m

  • Group size

    Group size: 2-12

  • Trip Start / End

    Trip Start / End: Kathmandu

  • Best Season

    Best Season: March - May & Sept - Dec

 

Everest Base Camp Trek – a perfect trekking adventure for trekking enthusiasts. The trip is one of the most popular and wonderful trekking adventures in the world. From the walking trails to surrounding villages and mountains, you will fall in love with everything that you come across.  Everest Base Camp Trek – a perfect trekking adventure for trekking enthusiasts.

The trip is one of the most popular and wonderful trekking adventures in the world. From the walking trails to surrounding villages and mountains, you will fall in love with everything that you come across.  

The Beauty of Everest Base Camp Trek

Trekking in Nepal certainly is an option included in the bucket list of many trekkers, especially Everest Trekking. Every year, there are thousands of visitors travel to Nepal in order to explore and discover the beauty of Nepal. Most of the trekkers head towards the base camp of the highest mountain in the world.

The trip brings you awesome mountain vistas, pristine surroundings, beautiful villages, and beautiful nature. All things that you come across during the trek make your adventure a lifetime experience.

With the beginning of the spring season, the bookings of Everest Base Camp Trek rise abruptly. Trekking in the Everest region is a trip of a lifetime and spending an unforgettable time on the lap of the highest mountain on the Earth i.e. Mount Everest aka Sagarmatha (in the Nepali) the feat of a lifetime.

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Detail Itinerary

Day 01 : Arrival at Tribhuwan International Airport, Kathmandu (1,350 m/4,428 ft)

A warm welcome at Tribhuvan International Airport by the representative of Step on Himalaya followed by transfer to the Hotel and then briefing about the program in the evening. Overnight stay at the hotel in Kathmandu. Dinner included

Accommodation: Hotel

Meal: Dinner

Day 02 : Flight to Lukla(2800m) from Kathmandu and then Trek to Phakding (2,651 m/8,700 ft)

An early morning flight from Kathmandu to Lukla will take about 30 – 35 mins. After landing in Lukla, you will trek about 3 – 4 hours towards Phakding via Chaurikharka village following the trail of Dudh Koshi river. We will wander around Phakding or take a rest at the hotel. Overnight stay in Phakding with 3 meals.

Accommodation: Tea house/Guest house

Meal: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 03 : Phakding(2652m) to Namche Bazaar (3,438 m/11,280 ft)

After taking breakfast in Phakding, we will gear up ourselves and head towards Namche Bazaar, the buzzing trade center of the Everest region. It will take about 5 – 6hours to reach Namche Bazaar from Phakding passing via dense pine forest to Monjo. Then we will reach Sagarmatha National Park and then to Jorsale. We will take lunch here at Jorsale then reach Namche Bazaar crossing the Hillary suspension bridge. As soon as we reach Namche Bazaar, our eyes will be recreated by the sight of Mt. Everest and other adjoining snowy peaks. Overnight stay with 3 meals.

Accommodation: Tea house/Guest house

Meal: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 04 : 1st Acclimatization at Namche Bazaar (3,438 m/11,280 ft)

Acclimatization is necessary to avoid bad weather and to prevent acute mountain sickness. So, the acclimatization must be done. We will explore the Namche Bazaar(3440m) and surrounding areas today. There is a Sherpa Museum where we can see the equipment for trekking and mountaineering and the antiques of Sherpa culture. Namche Bazaar is the central hub for the trades so it is always buzzing. Rest or explore. A choice is yours. Overnight stay at Namche Bazaar with 3 meals.

Accommodation: Tea house/Guest house

Meal: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 05 : Namche Bazaar to (3860 m/12660 ft)

We will start our journey from Namche Bazaar(3440m) to Tengboche(3870m). We will fuel ourselves by eating breakfast and then begin the walk enjoying the scenic views of the Himalayas. Embracing the cool weather, we will pass by small settlements, chortens, fields, and forests of pines and fir. The gradual ups and downs will lead us to Tengboche, another beautiful village of the Everest region. There is a Tengboche monastery where we can visit and enjoy spirituality. The pious environment of the monastery will give us peace. Overnight stay with 3 meals.

Accommodation: Tea house/Guest house

Meal: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 06 : Tengboche to Dingboche (4410 m/14464 ft)

We will start trekking from Tengboche (3870m) to Dingboche (4400m) passing via Deboche and Pangboche. The trail will pass through the bridge over the Imja Khola river. On the way, we will pass by Sherpa settlements and have lunch. There is a Pangboche monastery on the way where we can spend some time. The walk will end at Dingboche after walking for about 6 – 7 hours. Overnight stay with 3 meals.

Accommodation: Tea house/Guest house

Meal: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 07 : 2nd Acclimatization at Dingboche (4410 m/14464 ft)

Another day for acclimatization at Dingboche (4400m). This day gives us the opportunity to relax and stretch the legs before the hike up to Everest Base Camp. We can utilize the day exploring the natural and geographical beauty of Dingboche. Enjoying the majestic views of the Himalayas with Island Peak, we will take rest for the day and be prepared for tomorrow’s ascent. 

Accommodation: Tea house/Guest house

Meal: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 08 : Dingboche to Lobuche (4910 m/16105 ft)

After enjoying the breakfast, we will hike up gradually to an elevation of 4900m i.e. Lobuche from Dingboche (4400m). On the way, we can see many memorial stupas built in the memory of the trekkers and mountain climbers who lost their valuable lives on the way to Everest. Walking for about 6 – 7hours and enjoying the attractive views of Mt. Pumori, Mt. Lobuche, Mt. Nuptse, etc, we will finally reach our destination. Overnight stay at Lobuche with 3 meals.

Accommodation: Tea house/Guest house

Meal: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 09 : Lobuche to Everest Base Camp (5364 m/17594 ft) via Gorakshep and back to Gorakshep

The day of triumph – reaching Everest Base Camp (5364m). We will walk from Lobuche passing via the settlements, rocky trails, amazing moraines, the glaciers and the stunning slopes of Everest. We will slowly reach the Everest Base Camp after walking for about 6 – 8hours. We can take unlimited photographs of breathtaking scenes of the mighty Himalayas for the lifetime memory. As the sun gradually sets down, we will return to Gorakshep (5180m) and rest there at the teahouse in Gorakshep. 3 meals included.

Accommodation: Tea house/Guest house

Meal: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 10 : Gorekshep to Kala Patthar (5545 m/18188 ft) and trek to Pheriche (4210 m/13809 ft).

From the elevation of 5180m, we will hike up at dawn to reach Kala Patthar (5545m) for the mesmerizing view of the sunrise over the snow-capped Himalayas. Kala Patthar is the best vintage point for the view of the Mt. Everest and other neighboring peaks like Mt. Changtse, Mt. Lhotse, Mt. Nuptse, etc. The first light of the sunrise over the gigantic Himalayas is the one-time opportunity to capture the moment in the camera for the lifetime memory. After spending some time here in Kala Patthar, we will head back to Gorakshep, have our breakfast and ready again to walk towards Pheriche (4320m). The walk will be much faster as we descend down to Pheriche and stay overnight here with 3 meals.

Accommodation: Tea house/Guest house

Meal: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 11 : Pheriche to Namche Bazaar (3440 m/11283 ft)

Early morning walk from Pheriche to Namche via Tengboche is descent. It will take about 7 – 8hours and we will arrive at Namche Bazaar by late afternoon. After dinner, we will take rest for the day.

Accommodation: Tea house/Guest house

Meal: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 12 : Namche Bazaar to Phakding and Lukla (2800 m/9184 ft)

Last day of trekking on the mountain, we will walk from Namche Bazaar to Phakding and then to Lukla. We will cross the Hillary Suspension Bridge as before and then we will slowly walk down to Lukla. The dream of conquering Mt. Everest is achieved. Last Overnight stay and 3 meals in the mountains.

Accommodation: Tea house/Guest house

Meal: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 13 – Flight from Lukla to Kathmandu (1,350 m/4,428 ft)

The same thrilling flight from Lukla to Kathmandu enjoying the scenic views of the Himalayas from the flight. After landing in Kathmandu, the representative of Step on Himalaya will transfer you to the hotel for freshening up. Then you can either rest or walk around or do the shopping for souvenirs or gifts. A farewell dinner from the team of Step on Himalaya.

Accommodation: Hotel

Meal: Breakfast

Day 14 - Kathmandu: Departure Day

The final day in Nepal with the early morning breakfast. You will be then transferred to the Tribhuvan International Airport at least 3 hours before the scheduled time of the flight. Here ends the service of the Step on Himalaya but we will always be ready to welcome and serve you again.

Meal: Breakfast

Cost Details

What is included?

  • Ground transportation for pick up and drop to Airport
  • 2 Night Hotel accommodation in Kathmandu and twin sharing accommodation in teahouses during trekking
  • 3 meals (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner) during the trekking Vegan
  • A round-trip ticket to Kathmandu and Lukla
  • All the Trekking permits and TIMS
  • All the local and government taxes
  • An experienced English-speaking Government Licensed Guide, 1 assistant trek guide for (more than 6 trekkers) and porter to carry your luggage { 2 trekkers:1 porters (can't carry more than 24kg) } including their food, lodging, salary, and Insurance.
  • Step On Himalaya T-shirt
  • Down jacket and sleeping bag during the trek
  • Duffle bag for the trekking
  • Farewell Dinner

What is not included?

  • Nepal entry Visa fee
  • Personal expenses like beverages, bar bills, electricity, hot showers, etc.
  • Travel and Medical Insurance
  • International Airfare
  • Lunch and Dinner during Kathmandu stay
  • Tips and Gratuities to the staff
  • Emergency evacuation due to mishaps, calamities, or health emergencies
  • Accommodation for the extra stay in Kathmandu if due to early arrival or delayed departure, or early return from the trekking, etc.
  • Anything not mentioned in the “INCLUDED” section

Trip Map

FAQ

Everest Base Camp Trek is categorized as Moderate, Adventurous, and Challenging/Strenuous.

There are different types of packages for Everest Base Camp Trekking. Depending upon the trekking you choose, the duration varies from 12 days to 22 days.

It totally depends upon your fitness level. If you are able to walk 5 to 6 hours daily, you can attempt the Everest Base Camp trekking. The duration of the trekking also matters.

The temperature varies as per the season of the year. It also depends upon the alterations in the elevations. It is from 5° C to 20° C normally in the morning during the months of April to September. While from the month of October to March, the temperature might fall below a minimum of - 10° C to a maximum of 15° C during the day time. It is usually cold in the night time.

The higher you go, the more change in the climate. There are abrupt changes in the weather at the Base Camp on Everest.

The best season to trek to Everest Base Camp is Spring during the months of March to May. The post-monsoon fall (September to November) is also considered to be the better season while Winter(December, January, February) is colder and rain might halt the trek during Summer or Monsoon (June to August) season.

The shortest and most convenient route is via Lukla. But there are various routes to reach Everest Base Camp. The route via Jiri is the oldest one. Another route is from Arun valley in Eastern Nepal, from the Makalu area passing through 2 high passes, from Rolwaling crossing the Tashi Labtsa high pass, etc.

The cost depends on what type of selected package. There are various types of packages to Everest Base Camp like 14 days-Everest Base Camp Trek, Everest Luxury Trek, Short Everest Trek, Everest Base Camp Budget Trek, Everest Three High Passes Trek, etc. For example, all the facilities are arranged in the five-star level to a possible extent in Everest Luxury Trek while there are some limitations in Everest Base Camp Budget Trek. In Budget Trek, you have to hire a porter with an additional cost, arrange the accommodation and meals in Kathmandu by yourself, etc.

No, there isn’t any age bar or limit for trekking to Everest Base Camp. But it is always essential that the trekker be in good shape of fitness and possess an optimistic attitude.

A trekker has to walk a minimum of 5 to 8 hours daily.

As a Himalayan trekking adventure, you will trek through mountainous landscape. Walking up and down the hill during the trek is quite common characteristic of trekking in Nepal.

Yes, definitely. Elevation change is an important part of the trek. As there is a lot of walking up and down the hill, there is an elevation change every day. However, the range of change differs from day to day. It is mostly an uphill trek up to the destination and downhill on the way back. However, the trail winds up and down the mountains throughout the trek regardless of the elevation difference for the day.

Nepal offers trekking adventures throughout the year. However, the autumn and springs seasons are the best seasons to go trekking in Nepal. The months of September-November and March to May offer the best weather and atmosphere for trekking. Althgouh high altitude trekking is quite difficult and impossible in winter season, low altitude trekking can be done throughout the year.

Many people confuse trekking with climbing while these are completely different activities. Trekking is a walking activity in the mountains below snowline while climbing goes way above snowline to the top of a mountain. Trekking is much easier than climbing because you need to learn technical skills to climb a mountains. 

Although age is not a bar to go on a trekking adventure in Nepal, you certainly need to consider a few factors before going on a trek. The basic requirement for trekking in Nepal is good fitness level regardless of your age. Since the activity involves a lot of walking up and down the mountains, you need to be fit enough to indulge in the activity for multiple days.

We highly recommend taking a guide with you when you go on the trekking adventure. Even if the trail is well-trodden and has many trekkers trekking, you need to have a guide for many reasons. First of all, a guide is not only the person to show you the trail. A trekking guide has a huge responsibilty of completing the adventure ensuring the safety of trekkers in the strange mountains. Moreover, the guide will also make your trip more than an adventure. It becomes a lifetime experience. 

The mountains now have basic teahouse and lodge accommodations for trekkers. You can spend overnight in the warmth of guesthouses called teahouses during the trek unlike tented camps in the past.

The most common food during the trek is Dal Bhat. However, you can choose other food items from the menu. The food items differ from region to region. 

You need to prepare your stuff wisely for the trek. The backpack you get ready for the trek should have all essentials and avoid any unnecessary stuff in there. Check this equipment list for a better understanding of what to pack for the trek. 

As a high altitude trekking adventure, the trek always has a risk of getting altitude sickness. While it is not predictable who, where, and how they will get it, we all need to be well-aware and prepared for the unwanted. As we gain altitude during the trek, we should be more careful on our pace of walk, food, water, rest, and recovery. Being careful and taking it easy in the mountains can reduce the chance of getting altitude sickness.

Yes, permits are necessary for the trek. Since, you are going on our package, we take care of everything. You do not need to worry about arranging the permit for yourself.

When you are on our trek package, we provide porters to carry your backpack in the mountains. A porter carries the backpacks of two trekkers.You suggest you to keep your backpack around 10 kg. 

Yes, you will need some cash in the mountain. Although your major meals are included in our package, you may need money for drinks, shower, souvenir shopping, wifi, device charging, and tips to guide and porters at the end of the trip. 

We will brief you on how much to take on the first day of the trip when we meet in Kathmandu.

We focus on small group adventures to ensure that every one is well-taken care of and they enjoy the trek. We keep our group to the maximum limit of 16 people.

In that unfortunate case, we will make sure that you are well taken care of. If you cannot continue your journey further towards the destination and want to rest or return back, we will arrange a porter to be with you and take care of you while rest of the group members continue the trek.

Trip Info

Accommodation on Everest Base Camp Trek

Accommodation is usually arranged on a twin sharing basis in a budget hotel or 3 stars to 5 stars hotel depending upon your budget. A single room is available with an additional charge of around USD 250. In Kathmandu and at the lower elevations of the mountains, single rooms are easily available. However, in some hotels or lodges at a higher elevation, you have to share a common washroom and toilet amenities. If you hire Step on Himalaya, we will take care of the arrangement of the accommodation especially rooms with attached restrooms.  But during peak season, it is a little difficult to get the rooms as desired.

Almost all the tea houses have a large dining hall with a central fireplace that keeps the hall warm enough. The walls of the rooms are thin which is why the temperature inside and outside the room can be almost the same. Asking for an additional blanket might add up to your expense. So carrying a sleeping bag is always recommended.  

Food on Everest Base Camp Trek

En route, there are many teahouses or lodges available that serve different kinds of cuisines including authentic Nepalese food items and some common International dishes of Tibetan, Italian, Indian, Continental, etc.  Step on Himalaya suggests you prefer vegetarian food items as sometimes the meat available in the mountains is not fresh and not good for health. You might end up with diarrhea, vomiting, or indigestion. Breakfast and dinner are served in the respective tea house or lodge where you will stay overnight. The price for the food items increases as you attain higher elevations.

Physical fitness level for Everest Base Camp Trek

It is not necessary that you should be an experienced, trekker. A novice trekker also can do Everest Base Camp Trekking but a level of physical fitness must be attained. Mount Everest Base Camp Trek is graded as a moderate trek that is suitable for adventure lovers able to walk at least 6 to 7 hours per day carrying a light rug sack. Walking in the mountains towards higher elevations is strenuous and demanding, hence, one should be able to adjust according to the variation in the height and the weather. Strong willpower and an optimistic attitude are required for the accomplishment of trekking. Regular exercise and jogging must be done prior to trekking so that you will adapt to the strenuous walks up in the mountains. Experience in the mountains is an advantage but not a necessity. Step on Himalaya will always accompany you in each and every step.  A pre-medical checkup is recommended prior to the trekking.?

Best Time to Trek in Everest Region

The Spring season and the Autumn season are regarded as the best seasons to trek in this Everest Region in order to view the gigantic Himalayan vista underneath the amazing clarity of the blue sky.  Many trekkers opt for trekking in the Winter season too but due to the cold temperatures, it might not be a good time of the year for every trekker.

Trekking Wears and Gears for Everest Base Camp Trek

Head

  1. Sunglasses
  2. Head Torch
  3. Light balaclava or warm fleece hat
  4. Sun Hat (preferably round) or scarf

Upper Body

  1. Fleece jackets, light-weighted
  2. Waterproof jackets
  3. Down jacket (preferable till the knee-length)
  4. Cotton T-shirts or Thermo cots

Lower Body

  1. Cotton Pants, light-weighted
  2. Waterproof pants

Feet

  1. Thin socks
  2. Thick, warm, hiking socks
  3. Hiking boots

Hand

  1. Thick, Warm, woolen mittens

Accessories

  1. Sleeping bag
  2. Duffel bag/Trekking bag
  3. Large plastic bags to keep the items protected from the rain inside the trekking bag
  4. Trekking poles (optional)
  5. Water bottle
  6. Toiletries
  7. Sanitary napkins or pads for ladies 

Review

Pavitra Patro

Thought of Everest Base Camp Trek; took a chance with Step on Himalaya and turned out to be a golden experience... Excellent and customized package to Everest Base Camp. Hari takes care of clients' safety first. I Recommend him strongly.


Jade Ko

“ I have done Annapurna Base Camp Trekking and other treks with Hari and his team of Step on Himalaya. I was not expecting to reach the Everest Base Camp though I chose it. But the trek went so smooth with Hari that the trekking was so incredible and awesome. Rocking experience. I want to greatly recommend Step On Himalaya to be your guide. SOH is a friend in the form of a Trekking agency."


George

Hari is the perfect guide who is very knowledgeable and organized in his works. It was a wonderful time with him to trek to Everest Base Camp. Clear transactions with a well-programmed package to Everest Base Camp. Highly recommend making special memories in Nepal.


Vincent C

Whenever I visit Nepal, Hari is always my guide. 5 years ago, I visited Nepal for Everest Base Camp Trekking and as always, Hari guided me with his wonderful experience. More importantly, he accommodated my style. He was strict and fun at the appropriate times. For this, the memory of those days up in the mountains with Hari and the mini-victory party we had at Lukla will forever have a special place in my heart. We drank the pub dry. 5 years have passed since, but I know for sure I will revisit. I cannot wait to stand amongst the mountains again and to reconnect with my buddy Hari from Step on Himalaya.


Hajinb

Hari is simply the best you can expect, and I mean it from my heart. He was very kind, cheerful, and friendly all the way to the Everest Base Camp and on the way back.  But the moment of proof of his excellence came when we were stuck due to heavy fog: the planes couldn't fly in such conditions, he tried his best to secure helicopter's seats as early as possible while many others like us were still waiting to get seats. During that process, we just shared a rough lodge's small room he got us into, just like friends. And he and I are now indeed friends.. Thanks to his amazing hospitality and quick managing capability. I guarantee you that you will get the most out of your Himalayan experience when with Hari and his company Step on Himalaya :)


Jeanine M

Just finished an Everest Base Camp Trek with Hari over the course of 10 days. Nepal is magical and the Everest Base Camp hike is indescribable. Going with Hari was kind of relaxing as our group already knew we would be taken care of from the first day and he handled all the logistics. Every detail was taken care of!

During the trek, Hari kept an eye on all the members of the group and was always available to answer questions about where, how far, or how high up we were going. He stayed completely on top of our health, always asking how we were doing and had all the necessary medicines when a few folks experienced slight colds and tummy troubles. Thanks to his preparedness we all had a safe and healthy journey! 

It was also a blast to hang out with Hari in the evenings enjoying dinner and a fun game of cards. If you are going to this Khumbu region, make sure you go with Hari and Step on Himalaya. Such a treat and couldn't have imagined a better trip! Highly recommended and assured for the utmost flexibility trekking package.


Ramki Raju

Everest Base Camp Trek with Step on Himalaya was really a good choice for us. Hari was our trekking guide, we named Hari as the mountain goat as he was climbing the mountains so comfortably. Also, he was all the time happy with full energy and an everlasting smile. This made us active and let us enjoy the mesmerizing views. Has all the qualities to be a trekking leader and wish to do many more programs in the future with Step on Himalaya and of course, with Hari.