The Everest Base Camp Trekking offers you an up close view of the mighty Mount Everest, by following the footsteps of Sir Edmund Hilary, who climbed to the top of the world in 1953. This epic trek is one everyone should experience in their lifetime. Surround yourself in some of the most beautiful landscape on the planet, while experiencing the rich culture of the Sherpa people.
The trek to the Everest base camp trekking will take you into the spirit of the Himalayas, and grasp the earth’s greatest achievement and witness its power and elegance. Check our blog to how you can you train yourself for Everest base camp trekking.
The trek begins in with a mountain flight to the Lukla airport, and ascends up to the famous Namche Bazaar; a junction for trekkers, local Sherpa and expeditions en route to summit Mount Everest.Throughout this journey, you’ll be delighted by the mesmerizing beauty of the magnificent rhododendron forests, magnolia and giant firs, roaring rivers leading you into glacial moraines as you climb into the high mountains. A must see visit is made to the spiritual site of the Tengboche Monastery situated at a height of 3867m.The journey continues to visit the Sherpa villages of Pangboche and Pheriche, following the Khumbu Glacier to Lobuche, pause for an amazing view of the Ama Dablam, Taweche, and other peaks, and continue to Gorak Shep. Rising to Kala Pattar, you will get to observe the breathtaking views of the Himalayas that will literally numb your senses and make you realize the worthiness of the climb up there. You will be stunned by the charismatic view of the southwest face of the Mt. Everest.
To make your travel easier and budget we offer fixed departure dates for Everest base camp trekking, e-mail us for further help.
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Everest Base Camp Trek Cost Include(s)
- Full Board (breakfast, lunch and Dinner) in Trekking
- Kathmandu – Lukla – Kathmandu Flights tickets
- Accommodation during trek (local lodge).
- Government registered local expert guide,
- Porters to carry trekking bags.
- Sagarmatha National park, fees and TIMS card.
- In cities Accommodation with breakfast.
- Guided Tour in city.
- Welcome and farewell dinner.
- Equipment clothing for porter & staffs.
- Insurance for all staff & porters.
- Transportation as per itinerary
- First Aid Kit.
- Everest Region Trekking Map for Each Member
- Salary, allowances, expenses & insurance for all staff including porters
- Nepal visa – Multiple Entrée 30 days – USD 40
- Lunch & dinner during hotel stay in Kathmandu
- Personal gears & clothing (available on hire)
- Tips for guide and porter
- Table drinks, snacks, personal insurance, medical evacuation in case of emergency.
- Expenses incurred due to accidents, landslide, strikes, political unrest, etc…
- International airfare and airport taxes, excess baggage charges, etc..
- Entrance fees during the sightseeing in city.
- Important Note: Due to the bad weather sometime flight to Kathmandu Lukla or Lukla to Kathmandu may cancelled.
- Be friendly with your guide and porters so they can also share more information about the places, cultures, and people with you.
How difficult is it to trek Everest Base Camp?
This depends on the individual and their level of fitness and ability to adjust to high altitudes. At its highest point, EBC is 5,300 meters (or 18,044ft) above sea level. No matter how fit you are or how healthy you are, altitude can hit anyone.
Trekking towards Everest Base Camp does not require ropes, ice axes or crampons, and you don’t have to have any prior climbing or technical skills. However, it does require trekkers to hike for many hours everyday, hence, endurance, strength of will and a positive attitude is key to help you reach base camp like the superhero that you are!
- What is the weather like at Everest Base Camp?
November, December, January, and February are the coldest months but its also when the sky will be at its clearest. During this time there will be snow you need to be well prepared with proper trekking gears.
February, March, and April are the months that mark the end of the dry season. It is also the best time of year for trekking.
May to June marks the summer season in Nepal and it can get really hot and humid trekking in Mountains. Mountan view will be also be average at best because of haze.
Expect wet weather between June to Mid September as the monsoon season announces its arrival in Nepal with continuous rains and stroms. Its also off peak season for trekkers heading out to Everest Base Camp. During this wet season, you can expect Kathmandu- Lukla-Kathmandu flights cancellations or delays.
While it is still possible to trek Everest Base Camp during this time, you have to be mentally prepared for challenges in travel, so do plan an additional 2-3 days to fly from Kathmandu to Lukla or from Lukla to Kathmandu (in case of flight cancellations).
- What is the best time to head out to Everest Base Camp?
Between February to May and October to December is the best time for trekking to Everest Base camp. If you’d like to experience amazing views, the plan your trip between Mid – October to November, because that’s when the weather becomes abnormally clear and dry.
- Lightweight walking boots that are broken in prior to arrival in Nepal to avoid blisters
- 2-3 synthetic tee shirts, long sleeve shirts
- 1-2 synthetic hiking pants, zip-off pants
- Fleece or sweatshirt for cool night temperatures
- Rain jacket or poncho (Gore-tex or equivalent)
- Rain pants (Gore-tex or equivalent)
- Thick wool socks, thin synthetic liner socks to prevent blisters
- Synthetic underwear
- Sun hat
- Warm puffy down filled jacket (synthetic or natural feathers).
- Synthetic mid layer (fleece, wool, or lightweight down sweater).
- Soft shell or insulated ski pants.
- Sleeping bag to -15C
- Thermal underwear/base layer
- Beanie with ear flaps (wool or fleece)
- Balaclava or face mask
- A pair of winter gloves/mitts (waterproof)
- A pair of lightweight gloves (fleece or synthetic materials)
- Ski goggles or glacier glasses (polarized)
- Gaiters (to cover boots and lower leg)
What to bring
- 1-2 water bottles – 2 liters
- Iodine to purify water (Can be purchased in cities)
- Sunglasses and strap
- Trekking poles
- Toilet paper and cigarette lighter (toilet paper can be bought in cities)
- Small headlamp/flashlight/torch with spare batteries
- Personal medical supplies
- Pocket knife
- Small daypack – 25 liters
- Personal snacks from home (candy bars, protein bars, granola, nuts, etc.)
- Sandals or slip on shoes for walking around tea houses or camp
- Biodegradable soap and/or shampoo.
- Spare boot laces
- Large plastic bag to line backpack, day pack from wet conditions, and small bag for dirty clothes
Passport / visa
A valid permit is required for most areas in Nepal, which we will obtain upon your arrival. We will require one working days and two passports size photographs. There are two major permits, which are National Park permits and special regional permits for restricted area permits (Upper Mustang, Manaslu, Dolpa, etc.) .
Always carry Nepalese rupees in small bills on your trek. The amount to be cared depends on the area and the duration of the trek. A guideline for this will be presented during our trek briefing. Money will only be required for the purchase of soft/hard bottled drinks and souvenirs along the way. Other money and valuables should be kept in a safe deposit box in your hotel in Kathmandu.
Altitude sickness if a serious consideration if you are climbing or trekking in Nepal and it’s essential that you investigate the causes, symptoms and treatment of altitude sickness before you travel to Nepal. There are approximately three deaths per year in Nepal from altitude sickness, but with the right precautions there is no reason why you should become one of these statistics. Acclimatization’s the word used to describe the adjustments your body makes as it ascends. You should adjust your schedule so that you average no more than 400 meters per day of ascent above 3,000 meters. If you fail to allow time for acclimatization, you may develop symptoms of Attitude mountaineering System. The AMS may be mild enough to go away with a day’s rest or if ignored may lead to death. All that is required to ensure a safe trek is basic awareness of AMS, and a willingness to rest or descend if you develop symptoms. As a result of the growing awareness of altitude problems there is only one death from AMS in Nepal out of every 30,000 trekkers and climbers. Even these deaths would be avoidable if everyone knew how to respond to AMS. There are no reliable figures for casualties among porters.
For more information ask your questions directly to Day Tours Nepal who will be happy to assist you.