Everest Base Camp Trek - 12 Days

Duration: 12 Days   |   Based on 4 Reviews
  • Destination: Nepal
  • Trip Difficulty: Moderate to Strenuous
  • Style: Trekking and Tour
  • Transportation: Private Vehicle/Tourist Bus
  • Meals: Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner
  • Accommodation: Trekkers Hut
  • Group Size: 1 to 20
  • Max Altitude: 5545m

Everest Base Camp Trekking

The Everest Base Camp (EBC) trek is one of the world's most famous and iconic treks, and it is on nearly everyone's bucket list. During this trek, you will be able to see the breathtaking views of the Khumbu region's chain of mountains, which includes Mt. Makalu, Mt. Cho Oyo, Mt. Lhotse, and Mt. Lhotse Shar. Beautiful rice terraced fields, waterfalls, and Sagarmatha National Park (UNESCO world heritage site) are all found in the well-worn path. You may also come upon Syangboche Airport, where you will be treated to some spectacular vistas. This 14-day remote path route takes you to Kala Patthar's stunning high point, from which you can see the panoramic views of the Himalayas.

A flight from Kathmandu to Lukla, Nepal's capital, is the first phase of the journey. Trekkers begin their ascent from Lukla to Namche Bazaar, the Sherpa capital at an elevation of roughly 3400 meters. On your route through mountain valleys, you'll pass through the lively settlement of Namche Bazaar and the famed Tengboche monastery. The EBC trek also provides views of the world's deepest glacier.

Namche is the key acclimatization site, where trekkers can relax, take in the view, and prepare for the Everest Base Camp journey ahead. On the Everest Base Camp route, a typical day of hiking will last roughly six hours. A short trek to the top of Kala Pattar affords amazing views of the world's tallest mountain before retracing our steps back to Lukla.

Trekking from Khumbu Valley to Everest Base Camp during the spring season is the most ideal (March-May) as the skies are visible and provide an amazing view throughout the journey. You will have drained about half of the oxygen in the air by the time you arrive at base camp. That is why you must train before commencing your trek. Because altitude sickness is so common in high elevation areas, it is prudent to take the necessary precautions in the event of any symptoms.

Best season for Everest Base Camp Trek

Pre-monsoon season, from March to May, is the optimum time to trek to Everest Base Camp where the weather is pleasant and sunny. Trekking in the post-monsoon season, which runs from September to December, is another popular option. During this season, the sky is clearer, and the views of the Himalayan splendor are more consistent. If you travel in October, you might be able to see the well-known Mani Rimdu festival.

Rain falls practically every day during the monsoon season, from June through August, making the trek up the EBC slippery and dangerous. This seasonal change has a significant impact on the trek's route. The passes are closed during the winter season, from December to February, with heavy snow and snowstorms. Although the Everest Region's scenic splendor and snow-capped mountains appear to be breathtaking, severe winter makes this path tough to access.

Accommodation and Meals during EBC Trek

On the EBC trek route, the grade of accommodation includes all the amenities, such as hot water, indoor restrooms, and electricity. In most rooms, there are two single beds with a thin mattress. You will be accommodated in a beautiful and clean basic trekking lodge on a twin-sharing basis for the climb. Internet access, charging stations, and hot water is available for an additional fee. The lodges get more rudimentary as you travel further into the mountains.

The Namche acclimatization site has several fantastic lodges where you can get all the refreshments and coffee you want. Most lodges have a diverse selection of options ranging from the most basic to the most complex. The food on the tour is diverse, with all the regional delicacies available. The cuisine offered in the Tea Houses is delicious and reasonably priced, especially considering the high altitude at which it is served.

Everest Base Camp Trek Difficulty

The trek's difficulty is determined by height, topography, and weather conditions. A climb to Mount Everest Base Camp is physically demanding due to most of the climbing being done above 3,500 meters, but it is doable by anyone in good health. Trekkers must be physically capable of hiking for an average of six to seven hours each day through difficult terrain. It is highly recommended that you spend a few months doing upper body strengthening exercises, climbing fitness (such as trekking with a rucksack), and integrating breathing exercises. With the right gear and the right mindset, you will be able to make the climb to Everest Base Camp.

With shifting weather, temperatures at high elevations are expected to be exceptionally low. This necessitates physical fitness on the part of the trekkers. It's a task even if you don't have 20 kg of gear on your back.

Mountain sickness symptoms will develop if you continue walking at a rising altitude, thus it's best to acclimate in the lower region. Altitude sickness can be avoided by taking a respiratory stimulant. Once you reach the upper viewpoints, your efforts will be rewarded by the region's stunning scenery. Your fatigue fades, leaving you with a vivid memory. Trekking alone in the Everest region is also possible but it is not encouraged due to the potential of unforeseeable accidents at Everest base camp.

Everest Base Camp Trek Cost

The tour option, mode of transportation, and lodging all have an impact on the cost of an EBC Trek. The price will also be influenced by your budget and the number of people in your group.

You will obtain the aforementioned when you choose the EBC tour package:

  • Airport transfer (Arrival/Departure)
  • Briefing and cultural show the night before the trek
  • Awe-inspiring flights to and from the mountains
  • Teahouse accommodation for the duration of the trek
  • Full course meals throughout the trek
  • English speaking, skilled trekking guide
  • Local porters for extra need help with the gear
  • Insurance of all staff
  • Local village tax
  • Medical kit for emergencies
  • Sagarmatha National Park entry fees and necessary trekking permits.
  • Full pre-departure trip information

Before embarking on the journey, trekkers must also obtain the permits listed below.

  • Entry permit for the Sagarmatha National Park
  • Fee for the Khumbu Pasang Lamu Rural Municipality
  • Trekkers Information Management System (TIMS)

To obtain the necessary permits, a government-registered local trekking agency will be required.

You can tailor your trip to your specific requirements. It is recommended that you purchase insurance to help you in the event of an evacuation or other unforeseen circumstances.

How Long Does The Everest Base Camp Trek Take?

On an average Everest Base Camp Trek takes around 11to 14 days. We have 2 days for acclimatization, one at Namche and another at Dingboche. But if you wish to shorten the trekking duration you can. Acclimatization is done so that the trekkers can get used to the high altitude conditions and adapt to the changing environment. But if one day of acclimatization is enough for you, then you can use another scheduled day of acclimatization for trekking itself.

Even if you are an experienced trekker and have a fit body, at least one day of acclimatization is mandatory. So we strongly suggest having at least one day of acclimatization planned in your trekking itinerary. However, if you wish to lengthen the trekking period by adding a few days more for acclimatization or just for spending some more time in places like Namche or Tyangboche then such adjustments can also be made.

What to pack for EBC Trek?

  • Torch- and headlamp to travel in the dark
  • Rucksack/Backpack
  • Water filter
  • Strong boots (Waterproof)
  • Sunglasses, sunhat
  • Dry Towel
  • Camera and Portable Charger
  • Mosquito repellent
  • Shampoo and soap
  • Thermal insulation Layer
  • Sleeping Bag
  • Hiking Poles: Assists in keeping the ascent going while traversing high terrain.
  • Windproof mittens
  • Water bottle that can be refilled
  • Rain gear for Monsoon season

Highlights

  • Stunning scenery of lush green farms, flowing rivers, glaciers and different Buddhist monasteries.
  • Immerse yourself in a genuine cultural experience and gain insight into the local community's way of life.
  • Astounding flight from Kathmandu to Lukla.
  • Magnificent view of snow-capped mountains along with the majestic beast Mt Everest.
  • Panoramic views of some of the world's highest peaks, including Mt. Makalu, Mt. Cho Oyu, Mt. Lhotse, and Mt. Lhotse Shar.
  • Visit Tyangboche, the region's oldest and largest monastery.
  • Climb at Kala Patthar at an elevation of 5,545m offering the best views of the Himalayan giants.
  • Encounter unique wildlife in a UNESCO world heritage site Sagarmatha National Park.
  • Pass via the Dudhkoshi River's gorgeous emerald valley.

Detail Itinerary

  • Day 01 Fly to Lukla 45 minutes and trek to Phakding - 3 hours.

    Early in the morning, our guide with a vehicle will pick you up and we will fly to Lukla. During the flight, you will enjoy the mind-blowing scenery of Everest and the Rolwaling region. After reaching Lukla it will take some to arrange baggage then head to Phakding. On the way, you will face natural diversity like Sherpa village, Jungle, Glacier River, Suspension bridge etc.

    • Max. Altitude: 2652m
    • Accommodation: Tea House
    • Food: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
    • Place: Phakding
  • Day 02 Trek to Namche Bazaar from Phakding - 6 hours.

    After our breakfast, the trek begins following the bank of Dudhkoshi River till Jorsalle then crossing the suspension bridge we head to Namche through the Jungle which is all the way up. Namche is a gateway to Everest and the biggest bazaar in the region.

    • Max. Altitude: 3440m
    • Accommodation: Tea House
    • Food: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
    • Place: Namche Bazaar
  • Day 03 Acclimatization day at Namche Bazaar

    Namche bazaar is known as the capital of the Khumbu region as well as the gateway of Mt Everest. Perhaps Namche is the highest mountain city which is modernised and facilitated city like pub, bank, hospital, and bar all available. Today we do some side hiking trips by hiking to Everest view point Hotel (3880m) from where we can see spectacular views of Mt. Everest, Mt Lhotse, Nuptse, Mt Ama Dablam and many more.  

    • Max. Altitude: 3440m
    • Accommodation: Tea House
    • Food: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
    • Place: Namche Bazaar
  • Day 04 Trek to Tyangboche from Namche - 6 hours.

    Today after breakfast we will begin our trek with extra energy. Due to the scenario of snow-capped mountains and alpine forests, it makes automatic excitement/ After a 3-hour walk, we will have lunch at Fungi Thanga then head up to Tyangboche by crossing the rhododendron forest. Tyangboche is very popular for its more than hundred years old monastery.

    • Max. Altitude: 3867m
    • Accommodation: Tea House
    • Food: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
    • Place: Tyangboche
  • Day 05 Trek to Dingboche from Tyangboche - 6 hours

    The trail goes down to Deboche then by crossing the hanging bridge and up arrive Pangboche. From Pangboche gradually up two hours arrive Dingboche a big human settlement at the end.

    • Max. Altitude: 4410m
    • Accommodation: Tea House
    • Food: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
    • Place: Dingboche
  • Day 06 Acclimatization at Dingboche

    Today we take a rest at Dingboche for acclimatization by doing a side trip. We climb as much as we can and the highest point is Nagarjuna hill which is 5000m from where we can see Mt Makalu (5th largest mountain - 8485m ) and other mountains.

    • Max. Altitude: 4410m
    • Accommodation: Tea House
    • Food: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
    • Place: Dingboche
  • Day 07 Trek to Lobuche from Dingboche - 5 hours

    Trekking starts from Dinboche with a walk of around 2 hours and gradually up arrives at Thukla. After a short break, we hike steeply up to the memorial area where we can find statues of those people who lost their life in Everest expeditions. Then one-hour easy walk to Lobuche.

    • Max. Altitude: 4928m
    • Accommodation: Tea House
    • Food: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
    • Place: Lobuche
  • Day 08 Trek to Gorakshep and EBC (5364m) from Lobuche - 7 hours.

    After breakfast at Lobuche, we walk toward Gorakshep which is mostly a flat trail and will take about 2-3 hours where we stay overnight.

    After a quick lunch at Gorakshep, we do a day hike to Everest base camp for what you are coming. We take our cameras, water and a small backpack to experience Everest base camp. This will take 5-6 hours for both ways including roaming time. 

    • Max. Altitude: 5160m
    • Accommodation: Tea House
    • Food: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
    • Place: Gorakshep
  • Day 09 Trek to Pheriche from Gorakshep - 7 hours.

    This morning we do an early hike to Kalapathar (5550m/18210ft) to catch a stunning view of sunrise. It will be freezing cold while climbing Kalapathar for you have to be prepared with proper clothing. Kalapathar is one of the best sunrise viewpoints with the closest Mountain above 8000m. All Everest ranges can be seen from here. After the sunrise view we back down to Gorakshep, have breakfast and all the way down to Pheriche for overnight.

    • Max. Altitude: 4240m
    • Accommodation: Tea House
    • Food: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
    • Place: Pheriche
  • Day 10 Trek to Namche bazaar from Pheriche - 7 hours.

    Since we trek down it is almost the way downhill except for some up hills arriving at Namche where you can enjoy a hot shower, a nice coffee or enjoy pub bar etc.

    • Max. Altitude: 3440m
    • Accommodation: Tea House
    • Food: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
    • Place: Namche Bazaar
  • Day 11 Trek to Lukla from Namche bazaar - 7 hours.

    Same way we trek down to Lukla while we go up for the trekking. Lukla where we take our flight back to Kathmandu for the next day.

    • Max. Altitude: 2860m
    • Accommodation: Tea House
    • Food: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
    • Place: Lukla
  • Day 12 Fly back to Kathmandu from Lukla 45 minutes.

    Today after breakfast we proceed to the airport for the flight back to Kathmandu. Then will be driven to your hotel. Trek end or join another activities.

    Inclusion

    • All transportation by private vehicle including airport transfers as per itinerary.
    • Three daily meals with tea/coffee (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner) during the trek.
    • Tea houses and lodges during the trek including a private bathroom in Lukla. Phakding and Namche.
    • Highly Experienced professional trekking guide and porters (1 porter for 2 pax) with their food, accommodation, salary and insurance.
    • Flight fare Kathmandu – Lukla – Kathmandu.
    • Sleeping bag and duffel bag (to be returned).
    • Trekking map for a group and trekking achievement certificate.
    • First aid medical Kit.
    • All required permits for trekking.
    • Government tax/vat and office service charge.
    • International airfare.
    • Personal insurance.
    • Kathmandu Hotel and food.
    • Nepal entry visa fee is 15 days 30$, 30 days 50$ and 90 days 120$.
    • Soft drinks, hard drinks and water.
    • Personal trekking equipment and expenses.
    • Hot shower, Battery charge, Wi-Fi during the trekking period.
    • Tips and gratitude to the staff.
    • Additional Cost if you decided to stay in any place, besides the itinerary, we suggest you make a private trip if so.

     

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