Everest Base Camp Trek

Duration: 14 Days Based on 2 Reviews Price from: US$1535
  • Destination: Nepal
  • Trip Difficulty: Moderate
  • Trip Style: Trekking
  • Transport: As per Itinerary
  • Food: Breakfast,Lunch & Dinner(BLD)
  • Accommodation: Guest house/lodges
  • Group Size: Min 1 Pax
  • Max Elevation: 5,545 m
  • Best Time: March - May & Sept - Dec

Highlights

  • Thrilling flight to Lukla
  • Explore Namche Bazar
  • Visit the oldest monastery of the Khumbu region, Tengboche monastery
  • Reach Everest Base Camp, the lap of Mt. Everest (8,848 m)
  • Hike up to Kala Patthar to see glorious sunrise and 360-degree views of Everest
  • Witness tempting landscape views and panoramic views of Himalayan mountains

About Everest Base Camp Trek

The Everest Base Camp Trek is thrilling, adventurous, fun, and most of all, it is a venture that will stay in your memory forever. This 18-day trek leads to the base of the world's highest mountain, Mt. Everest (8,848 m), where you will get to see panoramic views of the Himalayas. From here, hike up to the Kala Patthar to witness gorgeous sunrise on Everest is a spectacle not to be missed! On the way, you will get to explore the exotic Khumbu region and its hidden corners.

The Everest Base Camp Trek will let you experience the rich culture and tradition of Sherpa and other people, along with their daily lifestyle. You will visit ancient monasteries and stupas, whilst getting to know the locals here and their simple yet happy life. The trail passes through several picturesque villages, dense forests, glacial streams, cold rivers, fine valleys, moraines, and glacier paths. Marvel at the different climate zones and vegetation types you will see in one journey!

Itinerary

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Land at Tribhuvan International Airport and complete your immigration process and get a visa. You will meet one of our team representatives at the terminal gate. He will take you to the hotel. Rest for a few hours, and in the evening, have welcome dinner organized by the company.
  • Meals: Welcome dinner
  • Accommodation: Hotel
We have arranged a guided sightseeing tour for you. You will visit UNESCO World Heritage Sites like Kathmandu Durbar Square, Swayambhunath, Pashupatinath Temple, and Boudhanath. Our tour guide will explain to you the sites and major events that happened there in the past. Later, in the afternoon, you will prepare for the trek including a thorough check of gear and an opportunity to do shopping if needed.
  • Meals: Breakfast only
  • Accommodation: Hotel
We will fly to Lukla early in the morning. The flight will be short and offers distant views of the Himalayas. Upon landing at the airport, you meet with the porters and begin trekking. The trail descends along the Dudh Koshi river and passes by Cheplung and Phakding villages. Further, you will ascend and reach Monjo for a night stay.
  • Meals: BLD
  • Accommodation: Lodge/guesthouse
From Monjo, the trail passes through the Sagarmatha National Park. Trekking through dense pine and rhododendron forests, you will cross several streams over suspension bridges. You will pass by Jorsale and move along Dudh Koshi and Bhote Koshi rivers. The trail steeply ascends and leads you to Namche Bazar.
  • Meals: BLD
  • Accommodation: Lodge/guesthouse
It is your first rest day in Namche Bazar. You will explore the village and go on a hike to the nearby areas. You can hike to Everest View Hotel, from where you can see stunning views of Himalayan mountains, or you can go on a short excursion to Khumjung village, where in one of the monasteries you can see the head of the Yeti. Also, don't forget to visit the Everest Photo Gallery and Sherpa Museum of Culture. 
  • Meals: BLD
  • Accommodation: Lodge/guesthouse
The trail up to Phunki is easy. From here, you ascend towards Tengboche village through dense forests of rhododendrons. The trail will get steep at times. In Tengboche, you get to visit the oldest and biggest monastery of the Khumbu region, the Tengboche monastery. Also, superb views of Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse, Ama Dablam, Thamserku, and other mountains can be seen from the back of the monastery.
  • Meals: BLD
  • Accommodation: Lodge/guesthouse
The trail descends through lush forests of conifer, birch & rhododendrons. Enjoying lovely views of the Himalayan mountains, the trail further descends to Debuche. You will then cross Imja Khola and reach Pangboche. The trail from here is scenic. You continue trekking to the Imja Valley and ascend to Dingboche, the Summer Valley of Khumbu region. 
  • Meals: BLD
  • Accommodation: Lodge/guesthouse
It is another rest day in Dingboche. You will spend the day exploring the village and hike to a ridge located behind the village. From the ridge, you can see six of the world's highest mountains like Makalu, Lhotse, Cho Oyu, etc. You will also get to see beautiful views of Cholatse and Taboche along with a stunning view of Khumbu Khola Valley. 
  • Meals: BLD
  • Accommodation: Lodge/guesthouse
The trail ascends to Lobuche village situated at the foot of Mt. Lobuche. The trail includes pastures, lush forests, and small settlement areas. From Lobuche, you can see great views of Mt. Lingtern, Mt. Pumori, and Khumbutse.
  • Meals: BLD
  • Accommodation: Lodge/guesthouse
Today, the trail will lead you to Everest Base Camp. Leaving Lobuche behind, you will head towards Gorak Shep, the last village before EBC. Back in the days, this place used to be the base camp. From Gorak Shep, the trail moves alongside Khumbu glacier moraine and takes you to the base camp. Upon reaching the Everest Base Camp, you will get to see Khumbu IceFall and panoramic views of Himalayas. After spending some time at the base camp, you descend to Gorak Shep for a night stay.
  • Meals: BLD
  • Accommodation: Lodge/guesthouse
Today, you will hike to Kala Patthar. The trail will be rocky and steep. From Kala Patthar, you get to see a glorious sunrise and 360-degree views of Mt. Everest. After spending some time at Kala Patthar, you slowly trek back to Gorak Shep.
  • Meals: BLD
  • Accommodation: Lodge/guesthouse

After having breakfast, you continue trekking following the same trail and move towards Pheriche. The trail will be scenic.

  • Meals: BLD
  • Accommodation: Lodge/guesthouse
Retracing the same trail, you descend along the hillside and pass through lush forests of rhododendron and juniper. Crossing a bridge over the Dudh Koshi River, you further descend through pine forests and reach Sansa. On the way, you get to see superb views of mountains, wildlife, and birds. Trekking through another forest, you reach Namche Bazar.
  • Meals: BLD
  • Accommodation: Lodge/guesthouse
The trail descends through the Sagarmatha National Park. Passing through dense forests crossing and recrossing streams several times, you reach Phakding for night stay.
  • Meals: BLD
  • Accommodation: Lodge/guesthouse

After having breakfast, you ascend through forests along the Dudh Koshi river and trek back to Lukla.

  • Meals: BLD
  • Accommodation: Lodge/guesthouse
Today, an early morning flight will take you back to Kathmandu. You will get to see the last views of the Himalayas from the flight. Upon reaching Kathmandu, you will be transferred to the hotel. The rest of the day is leisure. 
  • Meals: Breakfast only
  • Accommodation: Lodge/guesthouse
It is a leisure day in Kathmandu. You can either relax and do shopping or go on a sightseeing tour of Bhaktapur Durbar Square and Patan Durbar Square as per your mood. In the evening, you will have a farewell dinner.
  • Meals: Breakfast & farewell dinner
  • Accommodation: Lodge/guesthouse

It is time to say goodbye to each other. One of our team delegates will drop you at the Airport as per your flight departure time.

What's Included

  • Airport pickups/drops in a private vehicle
  • 3-star hotel accommodation in Kathmandu with breakfast
  • Teahouse accommodation during the trek
  • All meals (breakfast, lunch & dinner with a cup of tea & coffee ) during the trek
  • Welcome and farewell dinners
  • Domestic flights as per the itinerary(KTM-LUK-KTM)
  • An experienced, English-speaking and government-licensed trek guide and assistant guide (4 trekkers: 1 assistant guide)
  • Porter service 
  • Staff costs including their salary, insurance, equipment, food, and accommodation
  • Down jacket and sleeping bag if you need (to be returned after trip completion)
  • Free Ascent Trails T-shirt, cap or duffel bag
  • National park & Municipality entry fee
  • Medical kit (carried by your trek Guide)
  • All government and local taxes

What's Excluded

  • Airfare of international flights
  • Nepal entry visa fee (Visa issuance on arrival in Kathmandu)
  • Lunch and dinner during your stay in Kathmandu (except for the welcome & farewell dinner)
  • Any packed food/snacks, aerated drinks, energy drinks, mineral water, alcohol, cigarettes, chocolates, nutria-bars during the trekking
  • Any personal expenses like laundry, charging, etc
  • Any extra expenses arising out of various/unforeseen situations like natural calamities, landslides, political disturbances, strikes, changes in Government regulations, etc
  • Extra transportation out of the itinerary program
  • Any additional staff other than specified
  • Rescue, repatriation, medicines, medical tests and hospitalization expenses
  • Travel Insurance and helicopter rescue
  • Wallie-talkies & filming permit (if any special camera or walkies-talkies are taken on the journey
  • Expenses incurred towards usage of landlines, mobiles, walkie-talkies or satellite phone & Internet expenses
  • Tips and gifts for staff 
  • Any extra services or products or offers or activities, which are not mentioned in the itinerary
  • Any other item not included in the “COST INCLUDES” section

Useful Info

What to expect during Everest Base Camp Trek?

The Everest Base Camp Trek presents the irresistible beauty of the Khumbu region. You get to witness Himalayan mountains like Mt. Everest (8,848 m), Mt. Lhotse (8,516 m), Mt. Nuptse (7,861 m), Mt. Pumori (7,161 m), Mt. Ama Dablam (6,812 m), Mt. Thamserku (6,623 m), Mt. Kongde (6,187 m), Mt. Lobuche (6,119 m), Mt. Baruntse (7,129 m), etc. Furthermore, you will be treated to the kind hospitality of the locals like you have never seen before! The Everest Base Camp Trek is an ultimate package that you will cherish forever.

Why trek to Everest Base Camp with us?

We are a team of professional climbers and trekkers who have mapped almost every trail of Nepal. We have lead countless numbers of groups to their destination successfully. We provide the best service and affordable prices. Moreover, we are also a big believer and follower of eco-friendly treks and tours. With us, you will not only venture through the region, but also get to know in depth about the region, and help to promote the economy of that place, as we work closely with the locals.

Everest Base Camp Trek map

Our Everest Base Camp Trek map presents a pictorial image of the route that you are going to follow during the Everest Base Camp Trek with us. This map will assist you to understand the itinerary properly.

Acute Mountain Sickness (AMS) Symptoms & Prevention

Acute Mountain Sickness (AMS) or altitude sickness is an illness that may happen during a high elevation journey. There are high chances of getting AMS on the EBC Trek because of a sudden change of altitude. Also, know that altitude sickness can occur to anyone regardless of age and physical fitness. With this in mind we take a very careful ascent profile with ample rest days and take all necessary measures to aim to prevent AMS - see more information below.

Symptoms of altitude sickness

  • Difficulty in sleeping
  • Dizziness or light-headedness
  • Fatigue
  • Headache
  • Loss of appetite
  • Nausea or vomiting
  • Shortness of breath with exertion

Preventive measures

  • Include an adequate number of rest days in the itinerary
  • Keep yourself hydrated
  • Do not drink alcoholic beverages
  • Do not gain more than 500 meters in a day
  • Try to spend the night in lower altitude
  • Acclimatize properly at a lower altitude
  • Inform your guide immediately if any of the symptoms you see
  • Do not push yourself

Best time to go to Everest Base Camp

Besides Monsoon, you can do the Everest Base Camp Trek throughout the year. However, Spring (March to May) and Autumn (September to November) is the best time to go. The weather is more stable during this time of the year, and a moderate climate makes the journey a little bit easier.

Talking about winter, it is a more preferred time for photographers. Winter offers the best shots of the Himalayas, valleys, and villages. It is possible to go on Everest Base Camp Trek in winter, however, the climate will be extremely cold, which might not be suitable for everyone.

Accommodation during Everest Base Camp Trek

Your overnight stay will be in either lodges or guesthouses on the Everest Base Camp Trek. The lodge/guesthouse offers basic rooms that are generally on a twin-sharing basis. You might find a single room in some villages, but it is not guaranteed. In the city, you will stay overnight in a 3-star hotel or as per your budget.

Food & Water on Everest Base Camp Trek

Meals are served as per the menu of the lodge/guesthouse. You will be shocked to see the menu as there are a variety of options available from Nepali dishes to Continental and Indian. The taste will not be like any fancy restaurants but the dishes will be fulfilling. You can also find bakeries items, snacks, bars, coffee, tea, etc.

You can find boiled water in every lodge/guesthouse and refill your reusable water bottle. For extra safety carry water purification tablets with you. We strongly request you not to buy plastic water bottles on the way as it will help to preserve the region.

Tailor-Made Options

We are flexible with our itinerary. We are always open to creating a tailor-made Everest Base Camp Trek for any of our guests. This helps us to provide the best service to our guests as well as meet their requirements. Therefore, feel free to share your queries with us, so that we can arrange the best possible venture for you.

Environmental Practices

We try our best to run sustainable & eco-friendly treks and tours everywhere. As we spend lots of our time in nature, it is very important for us to conserve and protect it. From recommending not to use plastic water bottles on the trail to cleaning the base camps while returning back from the journey, these small steps that we are taking really do make a difference. Moreover, we try our best to reduce our wastage on the trail by carrying more eco-friendly things with us.

Client Review

Fantastic local company

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Review by:Andrew Cary, Australia

Ascent Trails are a highly professional trekking company. I reached out for them asking for details on an Everest Base Camp trek and they made the process very easy. They organised everything we were looking for offering flexible dates that suited our travel at a very good price and really took the stress out of travelling. Gyans is a fantastic and knowledgeable guide and a pleasure to spend time with through the Himalayas. I would recommend Ascent Trails to anyone looking for a reputable, reasonably priced local trekking company and an adventure through Nepal.

Perfect Everest Trek Arrangement

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Review by:Stephen Gray, Australia

I spent very memorable days in the Everest region in Nepal. I used to dream to see this highest peak of the world and now I arrested it in my camera. My guide arranged everything and helped me a lot. He did not let me feel tired and boring. I have read about the Manaslu region and willing to go there with this company again. I like to make a strong recommendation.