Everest Base Camp Trek is hands down the most preferred trekking route in Nepal for one simple reason. It brings the tourists up close to the highest peak in the world, Mt. Everest. And even for moments gives them this opportunity to breathe the same air, or feel the same thing that hundreds of mountaineers feel before embarking on their quest of conquering this giant.

Apart from the Everest Base Camp, there are so many other attractions that make the Everest Base Camp Trekking route what it is. Trekking on this route has been once in a lifetime experience for many trekkers in the past, as they came across many such attributes that were new for them.

Highlights of the Everest Base Camp Trek

Travel Style: Active

Physical Rating: Moderate

Service Level: Basic 

Group Size:  1+

Max. Altitude: 5445m

Meals: Breakfast/lunch/Dinner

Overview of Everest Trekekking

Everest Base Camp Trek is one of the longest treks in this region, despite the fact that it is said to last only 13 days. Actually, it gives the trekkers the opportunity to take as many days off, as it suits them, for acclimatization.  Also, it offers trekkers maximum exploration opportunities, where they can take day trips to as many surrounding villages as they wish.

There are so many interconnecting villages in the region that share the same cultures and traditions. It’s interesting to see how people live here. Also, nestled among the hills, these beautiful villages are serene, peaceful and a great getaway for tourists. 

During acclimatization, especially, the trekkers get this amazing opportunity to try the local food, which is considered as the best cure for altitude sickness. Meanwhile, they can also get to know the history of these people and the places. You can also check the articles related to Everest Base Camp trekking in Wikitravel.

The trekkers throughout the trek find themselves in close proximity to the great white peaks of the region. With every step, these giants get bigger and bigger, causing them to get further mesmerized with every passing day. Gokyo Valley Trek is also one of the best selling packages being provided by us.

The following is the Everest Base Camp Trek itinerary. As per the need and desire of the tourists, it could be modified to cover more places.

1

Day 1 –Kathmandu

Welcome to Nepal!

Elevation: 1345m/4412ft

Highlights: Thamel bazaar, restaurants and bar

Activities: Arrival day. Our representative will meet you at the Airport and take you to your respective hotel in Thamel, Will arrange a welcome meeting.

Accommodation: Hotel holy Himalaya or similar category

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Day 2 –Lukla/Phakding

Elevation: 2840m/9318ft in Lukla and 2610m/8563ft in Phakding

Walking hours: 3.5 hrs

Difficulty: Easy. Flats and downhill, a well-developed path

Activities: 45min. exciting flight to Lukla. You will meet our Sherpa assistance before heading towards Phakding. Following Dudh Kosi River, crossing hanging bridge, Sherpa lodge, mani stone and traditional Sherpa people’s innocent face gives you an excitement.

Accommodation: Basic Sherpa lodge

Food: Breakfast/Lunch/dinner

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Day 3 -Phakding/Namche

Elevation: 3440m/11286ft

Walking hours: 6 hrs

Difficulty: Moderate. Flats, downhill and uphill, a well-developed path

Activities: Breakfast at lodge and get prepared to continue our trek to Namche. The way follows milky water of Dudh Kosi River, hanging bride as well as a suspension bridge. Colorful Sherpa lodge and surrounding views of Himalayas always make your excitement a level up. Namche Bazaar, A most colorful Sherpa village and gateway of Everest is today’s destination.

Accommodation:  Basic Sherpa lodge

Food: Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner

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Day 4 – Acclimatization

Elevation: 3932m/12998ft

Walking hours: 4 hrs

Difficulty: Moderate, flat and uphill

Activities: Breakfast at lodge. After having breakfast at the lodge you will hike towards Everest viewpoint. Keep in your mind and take your camera ready because today is the first day to see Mt. Everest and other surrounding mountains like Ama Dablam, Lhotse, Thamserku, Tauche etc so lets for clear weather. After that, you will hike to Khumjung village where you can see Hillary school, Sherpa museum and back to Namche.

Accommodation: Basic Sherpa lodge

Food: Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner

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Day 5 – Namche/Tengboche

Elevation: 3860m/12664ft

Walking hours: 6 hrs

Difficulty: Moderate. Flat, downhill and uphill

Activities: Breakfast at lodge and Prepare for today’s trek. The way follows rhododendron forest, Mani stone, hanging bridge. Along you are always welcome by snowy mountains which make your day special while walking. Lunch will take on the way. At Thyangboche, Thyangboche monastery, 20 foot of Lord Buddha statue and a magnificent view of Himalayas are the main attraction.

Accommodation: Basic Sherpa lodge

Food: Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner

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Day 6 –Thyangboche/Dingboche

Elevation: 4400m

Walking distance: 6 hrs

Difficulty: Moderate. Gentle river bank trail and rocky uphill.

Activities: Breakfast at lodge and morning preparation for today’s trek. As mention previous day, the trails follow stone steps and gentle riverbank trail. It is a little bit hard to walk in high altitude but surrounding mountains view, (Ama Dablam, Lhotse, and Island peak), make your walking bit easier. Dingboche is the only place in a region where barley is grown.  Mountains views are outstanding.

Accommodation: Basic Teahouse

Food: Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner

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Day 7 – Acclimatization

Elevation: 4400m+

Walking distance: …hrs

Difficulty: Moderate. Gentle river bank trail and rocky uphill.

Activities: Breakfast at lodge and morning preparation for today’s acclimatization hike. We will do some hike around Dingboche for acclimatization. Dingboche is the only place in a region where barley is grown.  Mountains views are outstanding.

Accommodation: Basic Teahouse

Food: Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner

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Day 8 - Dingboche/Lobuche

Elevation: 4940m

Walking hours: 6 hrs

Difficulty: Hard. Uphill

Activities: Breakfast at lodge and preparation for a trek. Today is hard compared to previous days. It is always hard to walk in the mountain but your dream to get into Everest base camp helps to increase your passion and strength. The way, Everest base camp trek, follows uphill and Khumbu Icefall, Pumori, and surrounding mountains are today’s highlights.

Accommodation: Basic tea house

Food: Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner

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Day 9 – Lobuche/ Gorakshep (5164 m) to Everest Base Camp (5364 m)/Gorakshep

Elevation: 5364m

Walking hours: 8 hrs

Difficulty: Hard/strenuous. Rocky uphill and flat

Activities: Breakfast at lodge and get prepare for today’s trek. The way follows rocky uphill till Gorak Shep with surrounding view of Khumbu icefall, magnificent view of Pumori and beautiful mountains. From Gorak Shep, the way follows slightly up till Everest base camp. Congratulation! You made it. Make ready your camera to capture a photo of your lifetime adventurous journey of Everest base camp trek. A very very special day of your life. Not all people found a chance to be in Base of World Highest mountain Everest.

Accommodation: Basic Tea House

Food: Breakfast/lunch/Dinner

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Day 10 – Gorak Shep/Kala Patthar (5545 m) t0Pheriche (4371 m)

Elevation: 5545m

Walking hours: 7 hrs

Difficulty: Hard/moderate. Uphill and Downhill

Activities: Wake up early in the morning like 4:00 am for Kalapathar, a viewpoint for sunrise. You’re your camera ready to take a photo of sunrise over the mountain which is just fabulous. During the trip of Everest base camp; this is also one of the major places from where you can see a breathtaking view of Mt. Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse, Thamserku, Cho-yu, Ama Dablam, Pumori etc which made your journey better than you expected. Breakfast will take at a lodge and return back to Pheriche for today’s destination.

Accommodation: Basic tea House

Food: Breakfast/lunch/Dinner

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Day 11 – Pheriche/Namche Bazaar

Elevation: 3440m

Walking hours: 6 hrs

Difficulty: Moderate.

Activities: Breakfast at lodge and get prepare for your downward journey to Namche, a beautiful Colorful Sherpa village in the Everest region. You can see those mountains which you had seen previous days like Ama Dablam, Thamserku, and Lhotse etc. This lifetime journey of Everest base camp takes you another level of your life.

Accomodation: Basic tea house

Food: Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner

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Day 12 – Namche Bazaar/Lukla

Elevation: 2840m

Walking hours: 6 hrs

Difficulty: Moderate.

Activities: Breakfast at lodge. After having breakfast at the lodge you will hike downwards to Phakding/Lukla. This is a lifetime journey and this journey adds another thrill in your life. Thank you for being part of this Journey.

Accomodation: Basic tea house

Food: Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner

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Day 13 – Lukla/Kathmandu

Elevation: 1345m

Difficulty: Moderate.

Activities: Another 45 min. a thrilling flight back to Kathmandu. We are waiting for here to listen to your stories and experience. At evening, will organize a typical Nepali cultural dinner which gives you a real taste of Nepalese food.

Accommodation: Holy Himalaya or Similar Category

Food: Breakfast/ Farewell dinner

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Day 14– Journey towards your destination

It is your last day in Nepal and we are very much happy to make your journey successful. One of the representatives will drop you to the airport for your next journey. Stays keep in touch.

Goodbye and Have a great flight!

Cost Includes

Airport pick up and drop by private vehicles

Hotel stay in Kathmandu (2 nights)

 Kathmandu-Lukla-Kathmandu Airfare

Government license holder and the experienced Himalayas guide

Porter to carry  your baggage (1 porter= 2 hikers )

Kathmandu-Lulka-Kathmandu guide Airfare

Full board meals during trekking period  as mentioned in the itinerary

Basis tea house and lodge accommodation during trekking

 All government and local taxes

TIMS (Trekker’s Information  Management System) and Permit for Restricted Area

Basic First Aid Kit

All company service charges and necessary paperwork

Rescue arrangement 

Typical Nepali farewell dinner

Complimentary

 Company T-shirt

 Trekking map

 Certificate of success

Cost Excludes

× Lunch and Dinner in Kathmandu

× Travel insurance for trekking

× Nepal entry visa and excess baggage charge

× Tips for Guide and porter (20% of your total spent is normally given as a tip for a guide and porter )

× Wifi, shower, camera and mobile charging cost

× Basic drinks (mineral water, Beer, cane juice, and Hot water )

× Personal shopping

×  Things not mentioned in Cost includes a section

Notes:- Cost is prone to change in itinerary.  So the cost will be recalculated if anything changes. If you have any confusion related to this package. Feel free to contact us.

So many companies so many choices here but we are local experts. We have a well-designed package and our field staff is very professional. We have a 100% success rate Even you are a slow hiker. We have designed local food which prevents you from high altitude sickness. Once give us a chance then we never let you down. We assure you that you can fully trust us and you get the things what you have paid for.

It is very easy to book the trip with us. At first, we need your Passport photocopy to book everything here for you. And once we got 20% of the total cost in advance through bank or Money transfer then we will confirm your trip with us. A flight detail is optional but you have to provide before 1 week of arrival to pick up.

It is hard to say that you will have altitude sickness or not because everyone’s body reacts to the altitude differently. In general, most of the trekkers have suffered from normal altitude problem during trek but if anyone highly suppers from altitude problem we manage Helicopter rescue. So be sure before starts trek that your insurance cover Helicopter rescue as well. Otherwise, you have to pay extra for a Helicopter rescue.

Mainly you have to be fit physically and mentally for this trek. I already mentioned above about physical conditions. Normally you have to walk 4-6 hrs per day so you have to prepare your body and mind that you can walk 4-6 hrs per days. Besides this, you have to care what kind of guide and which company you are following because your guide is a doctor in Mountain and company is a hospital.

In my experience, I would like to say you need to have an above average level of fitness, but no means need to be an athlete. It is a completely different world being that high up and everyone’s body reacts to the altitude differently. Simple training before you go.

Yes! The Lukla airport is one of the dangerous airports in the world. The runway is tiny and built on a slope with a mountain at one end and a huge drop into a valley at the other..,

Yes! You can buy a SIM card (Ncell) in Kathmandu before starts trek but the 3G only really works the first and last couples of days of the trek. But you know you could buy wi-fi cards at tea houses which cost 3-6$ for 200mb and the signal is medium.

Well, below are the suggested trekking equipment list for Everest base camp trek:

-Daypack (25–35 liters), Pack cover, Sleeping bag comfortable too – 20 °c (depending upon the season, weather forecast and personal preference) and it is possible to rent it from Kathmandu which cost 2$ per day.

-Waterproof (optional) hiking boots, Camp shoes (down booties or running shoes) LED headlamp with extra battery, trekking poles. Camelback water bladder or sipper (water bottle).

-Chocolates, Energy bar, Dry fruits, ORS. Down jacket cover comfortable too -15 • c which you can hire or buy in Kathmandu and cost will be cheap for you to compare your country and another normal jacket. T-shirt, goggles (UV protected) and 5 pair thermal pants and cap for sun cover, Waterproof gloves, woolen gloves, and socks. Sunscreen, moisturizer, lip balm and sanitizer handy.

Normally we operate this, Everest Base Camp, trek all around a year but Sept-Nov and Feb-May is a best suggested time for Everest base camp trek.

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Tour Reviews

5.00 based on 1 review
September 1, 2018

This trekking was one of our best trip of a lifetime which is genuinely adventurous. The Everest Thrill team arranged the trip so well and the service was beyond my expectation. I am very overwhelmed by Amir who was the owner of Mount Face Nepal. He was very dedicated right from start to the end. the trip went very smoothly. We stayed at the Hyatt in Kathmandu which was good. The journey to Everest Base Camp Trek was really good.

I was worried about the food in remote areas before but it was arranged well. The Sherpa guide was very cool, my family had a great fun. We were a total of five. the accommodation and food were really good.

The trek was challenging though, with efforts and some guidelines of Amir, I finally made it. The physical exercises like running, and hiking for 2 hours a day helped me build up the stamina.

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