Everest Base camp

Everest Base Camp Trek

  • Duration16 Days
  • Maximum Altitude5,643 m
  • Best SeasonSpring and Autumn
  • Trip styleTrek
  • Start/EndKathmandu

About Everest Base Camp Trek

“Do not have any trekking experience but want to do the Everest Base Camp Trek? No worries, we got you. Our Everest Base Camp trek 16 days itinerary is designed to support the beginner trekkers and their big dreams. There couldn't be the perfect time to do Everest Base Camp Trek 2022” 

Following the trodden foothills of the high Himalayan mountains, embark on an adventurous once-in-a-lifetime journey with us on our Everest Base Camp trek 16 days. Meet with legendary Sherpas and get to see their daily lifestyle. Witness breathtaking landscapes and stunning mountain views during the Everest Base Camp Trek. As you will be trekking in the Sagarmatha National Park, come across a diverse alpine flora and fauna. 

At Nepal Dream, we offer the best Everest Base Camp Trek in Nepal, both service and cost-wise. With us, you will trek to base camp Everest safely and smoothly. We do not promise that the Everest Base Camp Trekking route will get easy, but we do promise that there will be no issues with accommodation, food, permits, professional team, etc. 

Everest Base Camp

At 5,364 meters is suited the base of Mt. Everest (8,848 m), Everest Base Camp. Located in the Khumbu region in the eastern Himalayas in Nepal, base camp Everest offers a huge sense of achievement to travelers who reach here after walking for 7 to 8 days. 

The view of the top of Mt. Everest is not seen from the base camp, so the trekkers ascend to Kala Patthar (5,643 m). This viewpoint offers a gorgeous sunrise and the excellent panorama of mountains like Lhotse (8,516 m), Nuptse (7,861 m), Makalu (8,463 m), Ama Dablam (6,812 m), Cho Oyu (8,188 m), etc. Likewise, throughout the trek, you can see these snow-clustered mountains along with others like Mt. Thamserku (6,608 m), Mt. Cholatse (6,440 m), Mt. Pumori (7,161 m), Island Peak (6,160 m), etc. 

How much does it cost to trek to base camp Everest?

The cost to trek to base camp Everest can range from USD 800 to USD 1400 and above. You may get a good deal in the off-seasons. The Everest Base Camp Trek cost depends upon your itinerary and the services you get while trekking. You can choose to do Everest Base Camp Trek budget-friendly or Everest Base Camp Trek luxury as per your wish.

How hard is it to walk to Everest Base Camp?

Everest Base Camp Trek's difficulty level is moderate. It means anyone can do Everest Base Camp Trekking with proper preparation and guidance. The trekkers do not need previous trekking experience to join this trek. However, we do recommend preparing physically and mentally for the venture. 

Even though you will get many modern facilities along the trail, the Khumbu region is still remote and has its limitations. So, your determination to complete the trek and endurance matters a lot. Likewise, the trail has many twists & turns. And there are uncountable numbers of ups & downs along rugged, steep, and rocky paths.

For more information about the route, you can check our Everest Base Camp Trek route map.

Is it worth going to Everest Base Camp?

Yes, Mount Everest Base Camp Trek is still and will always be the ultimate trekking route in the world. The trek is completely worth it regardless of its popularity. Moreover, thanks to that, the region offers budget-friendly to luxury trekking options to suit every trekker's pocket. The views are magnificent, and the trail is adventurous. And who wouldn't love to stand at the lap of the world's highest mountain at 5,364 meters and click a picture? 

We also have different Everest Base Camp Trek packages that you can consider, or you can tailor-made Mount Everest Base Camp Trek with us as per your requirements. 

Gokyo Valley Trek and Everest Three High Passes Trek are some of our other famous trekking packages in the Everest region. 

You can book Everest Base Camp Trek 2022/2023 for the upcoming season (spring & autumn) anytime with us. 

Good to Know

  • Trek to Everest Base Camp, lap of the highest mountain in the world
  • Take a thrilling flight to Lukla, one of the highest airports in the world
  • Witness lifestyle and cultural heritage of Sherpas
  • Adventurous trekking route with many ascents & descents through lush forests and beautiful mountain villages
  • Visit ancient monasteries along the way
  • Come across a range of alpine flora and fauna
  • Cross suspension bridges, streams, and pass by lovely waterfalls
  • Enjoy breathtaking landscapes and make giant mountains your friends

Itinerary

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At the Tribhuvan International Airport, you will meet with our airport representative. He will welcome you and escort you to the hotel. Later in the evening, you will meet with the team over a welcome dinner organized by the company. Enjoy the rest of the evening strolling on the vibrant streets of Thamel.

  • Accommodation3 star htel
  • MealsD
  • Max. Altitude1,300 m

Today, the day begins early. You will go on a guided sightseeing tour of UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Kathmandu. The tour will be fabulous, and you will learn a lot about Nepali culture and tradition. Our professional guide will accompany you to historical sites like Pashupatinath Temple, Monkey Temple, Boudhnath Stupa, and Kathmandu Durbar Square.

In the late afternoon, there will be a small briefing session. You will meet with the trek guide and prepare for the trek. You can buy or rent trekking clothing and gear in Thamel.

  • Accommodation3 Star hotel
  • MealsB
  • Max. Altitude1,300 m
  • Durationfull day

Our starting point of the EBC trek is in Lukla. To reach Lukla, you will hop on an early morning flight enjoying the green hills and the snow-capped mountains. In Lukla, you will be joined by our porters. After a quick refreshment, you will begin walking towards Phakding village. The trail descends through forested paths.

  • AccommodationLocal Lodge
  • MealsB,L,D
  • Max. Altitude2,660 m
  • Duration3-4 hours

The trail from Phakding onwards gradually ascends through small villages to Monjo. We will register our permits in the police check post and begin trekking through lush forests. The trail crosses numerous suspension bridges over the Dudh Koshi river and passes by lovely waterfalls. Before reaching Namche Bazar, you will steeply climb over a ridge side. This village offers the first view of Mt. Everest.

  • AccommodationLocal Lodge
  • MealsB,L,D
  • Max. Altitude3,440 m
  • Duration7-8 hours

Today is a rest day in Namche Bazar. You will hike to the Everest View Hotel and Khumjung monastery for acclimatization. Everest View Hotel is known for stunning views of mountains, like Mt. Everest, Mt. Lhotse, Mt. Nuptse, and many others from its windows. 

 

Khumjung monastery is one of the oldest monasteries in the Khumbu region. Likewise, after returning to Namche Bazar, explore the village and visit museums.

  • AccommodationLocal Lodge
  • MealsB,L,D
  • Max. Altitude3,900 m
  • Duration3-4 hours

The trail ascends and descends through remote mountain villages where you can see locals doing their daily chores. You will walk through lush forests of rhododendron and pass by ancient straps before reaching Tengboche. This village houses the biggest monastery of the Khumbu region, Tengboche monastery, and offers striking views of Mt. Ama Dablam.

  • AccommodationLocal Lodge
  • MealsB,L,D
  • Max. Altitude3,870 m
  • Duration6-7 hours

Leaving Tengboche behind, you will descend to Debuche. The trail then passes through forests of conifers, rhododendron, and birches. You may get to see Danphe (national bird of Nepal) along the way. The route further passes through mani walls. Crossing Imja Khola, you will ascend to Pangboche. The next village from here is Pheriche.

 

  • AccommodationLocal Lodge
  • MealsB,L,D
  • Max. Altitude4,243
  • Duration5-6 hours

We have our second rest day in Pheriche. Acclimatizing your body is very crucial to avoid altitude sickness. You will again go on a short hike to a nearby hill, called Nangkartshang Hill that offers breathtaking views of Mt. Cho Oyu, Mt. Lhotse, Mt. Ama Dablam, and Island Peak. 

 

Later, you will attend a small briefing organized by the Himalayan Rescue Association (HRA) on altitude sickness and end the day by spending time with locals.

 

  • AccommodationLocal Lodge
  • MealsB,L,D
  • Max. Altitude5,010 m
  • Duration2-3 hours

From Pheriche, you will be following a grassy plateau to Phulung Kharka. From here, the trail ascends to the terminal moraine of the Khumbu Glacier. The route will be steep and rugged. Walking alongside the frozen stream at one side of the moraine, you reach Lobuche village to spend the night.

  • AccommodationLocal Lodge
  • MealsB,L,D
  • Max. Altitude4940 m
  • Duration5-6 hours

The trail finally takes you to Everest Base Camp today. Continue trekking and cross the Changri Nup Glacier. Soon, you will reach Gorak Shep. Passing by the memorial, you will make your way to EBC, which will welcome you with a big sign, lots of climbers, and a jaw-dropping view. After spending some time here, you will descend to Gorak Shep to spend the night.

 

  • AccommodationLocal Lodge
  • MealsB,L,D
  • Max. Altitude5,160 m
  • Duration7-8 hours

Wake up early in the morning and begin ascending towards Kala Patthar. It is a famous viewpoint that offers excellent views of Khumbu Glacier, Mt. Everest, and many other peaks, along with a gorgeous sunrise. The trail is rugged and steep. Further, you will end the day trekking back to Pheriche following the same trail.

 

  • AccommodationLocal odge
  • MealsB,L,D
  • Max. Altitude5,545 m
  • Duration7-8 hours

The trail descends to Pangboche village. From here, you will ascend to Tengboche through lush forests. On the way, you will see fantastic mountain views.

 

  • AccommodationLocal Lodge
  • MealsB,L,D
  • Max. Altitude3,870 m
  • Duration5-6 hours

After breakfast, you will begin trekking following the same trail back to Namche Bazar. From here, continue trekking through dense forests and small settlement areas. You will cross many streams and suspension bridges before reaching back to Monjo.

 

  • AccommodationLocal Lodge
  • MealsB,L,D
  • Max. Altitude2,835
  • Duration5-6hours

Enjoying beautiful mountain terrain, trek back to Lukla. The route passes through Phakding and ascends along the Dudh Koshi river to Lukla. The trek ends here.

  • AccommodationLocal Lodge
  • MealsB,L,D
  • Max. Altitude2,810 m
  • Duration6-7 hours

Today, you will take a flight back to Kathmandu. It will be going to be one of the most nerve-racking take-offs of your life. Upon landing in Kathmandu, our team will escort you to the hotel. You have the entire day to relax and shop. Later in the evening, meet with us over the farewell dinner.

 

  • Accommodation3 star hotel
  • MealsB,D
  • Max. Altitude1300 m

As the trip comes to an end, our airport representative will drop you at the airport. Make sure to pack your belongings carefully.

 

  • MealsB
  • Max. Altitude1300 m

Useful Information

Altitude Sickness during the Everest Base Camp Trek

Altitude sickness or acute mountain sickness is common while high altitude journeys like this. If your Everest Base Camp Trek itinerary has ample acclimatization days and an under 500 meters increase in elevation each day, then the chances of you getting altitude sickness are very low. 

Insomnia, difficulty in breathing, headache, dizziness, loss of appetite, etc are some of the early symptoms of altitude sickness. Be careful of them. Always drink plenty of water and keep yourself hydrated. Do not drink alcohol or smoke, as it will make your body prone to altitude sickness. Take enough hours of sleep and eat nourishing food.

Everest Base Camp Trek Preparation

To prepare for Everest Base Camp Trekking, all you have to do is increase your core body strength and walking hours. The trek demands 5 to 6 hours of walking every day with a day pack. Therefore, while preparing for the trek, you can go on long hikes or walks. Likewise, running, swimming, and cycling are good ways to boost your stamina. 

Other than physical fitness, your mental wellness is vital too. Remind yourself that you are trekking in the Himalayas, where everything is limited. Even the accommodation can get uncomfortable, and the most delicious food option may not taste like you are used to. Endurance and willpower will keep fueling you to walk further.

Best Season to do Everest Base Camp Trekking

To enjoy the trek to its fullest, trek to Everest Base Camp in spring (March to April) and autumn (October to November). These are the peak trekking seasons, so there will be many other trekkers from all around the world hitting the trail.

If you are looking for a relatively less crowded time, then you can trek in winter (December to February). The winter panorama of mountains is the most gorgeous, but the extreme cold makes the trek tougher than it is. 

Trekking in spring and autumn means a stable climate and clear views. You get to enjoy the chirping of birds and the delicate scent of a range of floras. The moderate climate and the stunning views make the trek pleasant. 

Accommodation & Food during Everest Base Camp Trek

During our Everest Base Camp Trek 16 days, you will spend the night in a comfortable, contemporary hotel in Kathmandu. While trekking, we book twin-sharing rooms for you in the best lodges along the trail. The washroom is private in most of the lodges. 

We do not want you to feel compelled to eat only Nepali dishes while trekking, but we do recommend incorporating dal bhat, the typical Nepali meal, in at least one of your meals daily. It is the most delicious and fresh option you will find during the trek. The dish has rice, lentil soup, veggies, pickles, and you can add meat curry too if you wish. 

We offer three meals during the trek. All the meals are served as per the menu of the lodge, and you are free to choose. There are other food options like momo, noodles, Tibetan bread, pizza, porridge, soup, sandwiches, pasta, bakery items, steak, etc. 

Travel Insurance

It's good to have travel insurance during Everest Base Camp Trek. Do not forget you are trekking in a remote area where no hospitals or advanced health care facilities are available. So, air evacuation is the best option we are left with during a medical emergency, and without travel insurance, it gets difficult for us to offer the service. 

Even if the chances of anything happening like this is rare, we do want you to be prepared. The travel insurance should cover emergency air evacuation up to 6000 meters and medical bills in the travel insurance. 

Tips for a smooth Everest Base Camp Trek (charging, WiFi, tipping, ATM, luggage, child policy, etc)

  • There are charging stations in every lodge where trekkers can charge their electronic devices. It's not free of cost. Spare batteries and a solar charger will come in handy.
  • WiFi service is available in the villages like Phakding, Namche Bazar, Tengboche, etc, in exchange for a few extra bucks. The connection may not be as fast as a city. Cellular data is also a good alternative. We will help you get a Nepali sim.
  • At the end of the trek, you can tip the crew for their hard work as per your wish. USD 100 is good for the guide/porter, USD 2 for the driver, and USD 5 for the tour guide (by each member of the group).
  • The last ATM is situated in Namche Bazar, therefore withdraws enough cash to use while trekking.
  • During the trek, each trekker has a weight limit of 10 kgs for main luggage and 5 kgs for hand luggage.
  • If you wish to trek with a child or if you are an underage trekker, then contact us to know in detail about our child trekking policy. The good news is we do trek with underage trekkers.

FAQs

  • Q1. How long is the trek to Everest Base Camp?

    Our usual Everest Base Camp Trek itinerary is 16 days long, including your arrival and departure. If you are an active trekker and walk long hours, then you can do Everest Base Camp Trek in 12 to 14 days too.

  • As we have seen, you do not need supplemental oxygen at Everest Base Camp. Most of the trekkers reach here without any issues.

  • No, you cannot see Everest from its base camp because the top is covered by other close mountains like Lhotse and Nuptse. However, you will get to see Mt. Everest from many other points throughout the Everest Base Camp Trekking.

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