Our 16 days Everest base camp trek itinerary is the standard package that ensures your safety and full board (accommodation and meals) during the trek. This EBC trek package also includes a bed and breakfast in Kathmandu (3-star hotel), English speaking mountain guide, the Kathmandu Lukla flight, and permits.
You can customize this Everest base camp trek package as per your requirement, budget, and departure date. Moreover, we also give special discounts for groups. So, join our expert team in Nepal on an adventurous Everest base camp trek for the 2023 spring and autumn departure.
If you have ever told or read that the Everest base camp trek is a leisurely venture, then it's wrong. The Everest base camp trek demands effort, endurance, fitness, and determination. A beginner trekker can do an EBC trek, but he/she should be fit enough to walk long hours, adjust to simple meals and accommodations, be okay with limited modern facilities along the trail, and most importantly willing to complete the trek.
You can upgrade the package to a luxury Everest base camp trek as well. This is a special service that involves overnight stays in luxury lodges along the way. The trekking route and effort will be the same, but you will get to enjoy a much more comfortable overnight stay at the end of the trek every day.
Everest base camp trekking is an experience of a lifetime. Miles and miles away from your home, you will be traveling for 16 days in an unknown country that will lead you to one of the most extreme parts of the world. From the bustling city of Kathmandu, you will make your way through pristine alpine forests and beautiful Sherpa villages to the lap of the highest mountain in the world, Mount Everest (8,849m).
And the trek kicks off with the thrilling Kathmandu Lukla flight. Our porters will join you in Lukla (2,846 m), and from here, you will begin trekking following the Dudh Koshi river and crossing it numerous times before reaching Namche Bazaar (3,440 m). The Sagarmatha National Park begins from Monjo (2,835 m), and you will be trekking within this national park for the rest of the trip.
Our Everest base camp trek itinerary has two acclimatization days with side hiking to Hotel Everest View (3,962 m) in Namche Bazaar and the Nangkartshang Peak (5,083 m) in Dingboche (4,410 m). Acclimatization is a crucial part of Everest base camp trekking. For your safety and success of the trek, we recommend you to not remove acclimatization days from the itinerary. In fact, these rest days will let you stop and allow you to spend more time with the locals.
The fresh Himalayan air, healthy meals, meaningful interactions, and 5-6 hours of walking each day will definitely make you feel better and healthier inside out by the end of the Everest base camp trek. As the villages begin to unfold day after day, you will come across ancient monasteries and numerous stupas where knowingly or unknowingly, you'll be healing your spirituality too.
From the adventurous part to the experience, the Everest base camp trek in Nepal is a blissful journey. The heartwarming hospitality of the locals and the steaming hot dal bhat and thukpa will humble you on this trek. The lush rhododendron forests open up to green meadows and glacier moraines as the trek progresses, along with making the mountains prominent.
A typical day on the Everest base camp trek
Amidst the changing scenery, mountains, and terrain each day, one thing that will remain the same during the Everest base camp trek 16 days is our daily morning and evening routine. Every morning, we will wake up early (around 6 AM to 7 AM) and have a warm breakfast before leaving the lodge. We will be placing orders for breakfast the night before to get it on time the next day.
We will then pack up our duffel bags that the porter will carry to the next village at his own pace. We carry a daypack with all of our essentials during the trek. The group leader will show the trail and explain the landmarks as we trek. We stop for lunch at a small settlement along the way and continue to trek until we reach the final destination of the day.
Upon reaching the lodge, we will unpack and rest. Order a warm dinner and relax before going back to bed. Each day in the evening, the group leader will also brief the upcoming day and the highlights during or after the dinner.
Everest base camp trek mountain views & ancient monasteries
One thing that the Everest base camp trek is quite famous for is its diverse scenery and breathtaking mountain panoramas. Along with your trekking guide, mountains will be your constant companion. From Mount Everest (8,849 m) to Lhotse (8,516 m), Makalu (8,481 m), Ama Dablam (6,812 m), Thamserku (6,608 m), Pumori (7,161 m), Cholatse (6,440 m), Chamlang (7,319 m), and Nuptse (7,861 m), you will get to witness numerous 6,000 meters, 7,000 meters, and 8,000 meters during the Everest base camp trekking.
During our acclimatization days, we will go on side hikes to viewpoints to witness stunning mountain landscapes. At Everest base camp (5,364 m), our main view will be the Khumbu Icefall, whereas Kala Patthar (5,545 m) offers one of the best views of Mount Everest, along with a gorgeous sunrise.
Benefits of using Ashmita Trek & Tours for EBC trekking
At Ashmita Trek & Tours, we aim to provide the best trekking and tour experience to our guests. Our love for Nepal is immense, and we are passionate about showing visitors the authentic side of this beautiful country.
Since 2007, we have been working with one of the oldest and most reputable trekking companies in Nepal to run our Everest base camp trek. From one local trekking company to another local trekking company, we strive to grow together and support the local economy.
Joining us on our Everest base camp trek 2023/2024 departure will give you the following benefits :
- A local mountain guide with extensive knowledge of the Everest base camp trek route
- Better service, the best Everest base camp trek cost, and other benefits
- No intermediaries fees as you'll be trekking with a local company and contributing directly to the mountain community
- Safe trek guaranteed
- Free airport pick-up and drop service
- First-aid kit, including an oximeter to monitor your oxygen level during the trek
- Free storage to keep your extra luggage during the trek
- Duffel bag (to be returned after the trek)
- 24/7 support and no hidden cost or policy
How to do the Everest Base Camp trek?
Planning for the Everest base camp trek requires physical training to rightly packing and choosing the best time to trek. Below we have mentioned a few things that you should consider while planning Everest base camp trekking :
- Trekking time (spring and autumn are the best time, winter trekking is also possible)
- Decide whether to choose a luxury EBC trek or a standard package
- Contact us and book your Everest base camp trek 2023/2024 Departure
- Make sure to have at least 3 to 4 weeks in hand to prepare for the trek
- Do exercise and regular long walks
- Build your stamina and endurance
- Consult your doctor if you think high altitude may affect your health
- Buy your trekking boots early and break into it
- Get nice travel insurance that must cover emergency air evacuation and medical bills
- Follow our packing guidelines to buy trekking clothes and gear (you can rent or buy trekking equipment in Thamel, Kathmandu, at the best price)
What is the length of the EBC trek, and how long does it take to complete it?
The Everest base camp trek distance is 65 kilometers (40 miles) one way. So, you will be covering approximately 130 kilometers (80 miles) from Lukla to EBC and back to Lukla. Our proposed Everest base camp trek itinerary is 16 days long. You can customize the package to a short Everest base camp trek or extend the trek to Gokyo Lakes or other parts of the Everest region.
Some of the other famous Everest base camp trek packages are Everest base camp trek with helicopter return, Everest base camp helicopter tour, Everest base camp yoga trek, and Island peak climbing with EBC trek. All these packages have different difficulty levels, number of days, and costs. You can choose the one that best suits your needs.
Important notes for Everest base camp trek Nepal
Below are the main points to note regarding flights, expenses, and guidelines when going for the Everest Base Camp trek in Nepal:
- Flights to the Everest Region usually depart from Ramechhap airport due to congestion at Kathmandu airport.
- It takes 4 to 5 hours to drive from Kathmandu to reach Ramchhap, so you will leave Kathmandu at 1 am to reach the airport for early morning flights.
- There are no day or evening flights to Lukla due to the high winds in the mountains in the afternoons.
- Flights can be delayed or canceled due to bad weather, especially if you are trekking in the off-season. We recommend having at least 2 contingency days.
- There is no additional fee for the package rate for solo travelers.
- Porters can only carry 20kg (10 kg for one trekker), so please pack lightly.
- Airlines have a weight limit of 15kg per person. So, your backpack should be no more than 5 kg. Any excess weight charge can be paid at the airline counter at the airport.
- There are extra expenses for hot showers ($3 to $5) and charging your battery ($1 to $3).
- You can buy a wifi card in Lukla or Namche Bazaar for $25, providing 10 or 20 GB of data to use over 30 days in the Everest Region.
- Please provide a copy of your passport during the booking process.
- Meals on the trek are included in the price but do not include hot or cold drinks, alcohol, or extra snacks.
- Weather can change dramatically and quickly in the mountains, so please bear with any delays and follow the advice of your guide if he needs to change the itinerary.
- Drones are not permitted unless you have a special permit to fly them in the Everest Region.
- Remember to have travel insurance that covers emergency air evacuation before the trip.