Everest Base Camp Trek

  • Duration16 Days
  • DestinationNepal
  • Difficulty LevelModerate
  • Max Altitude5545m /18220.4 ft

About Trip

We invite you to join us on the legendary Everest Base Camp Trek. Face the highest mountain in the world, Mount Everest (8848 meters), along with several other of the world’s highest peaks. Feel the thrill of high Himalayan trekking as you climb to altitudes that are not suitable for permanent life to exist. The lunar-like landscape will blow you away, particularly from Kala Patthar (5545 meters) – the absolute best view of Everest that exists.

Everest was first summited in 1953 by Tenzing Norgay and Sir Edmund Hillary, sparking international interest in the region and its people. Trekkers and mountaineers from across the globe have their sights set on Everest and it is a privilege simply to reach its base camp. There is a surreal feeling once you arrive to base camp, a feeling that you are experiencing a historical and natural phenomenon.

The trail is often listed as one of the top treks in the world not only for the awe-inspiring landscape, but also for the rich culture that lies within and along the trail. The Sherpa people are known for their incredible ability to withstand high altitudes, and for their unprecedented hospitality. There are monasteries, prayer flags, mani walls, and chhortens scattered along the trail, adding a lot of cultural value to the adventure. If you would like to visit during Mani Rimdu or any of the other exciting holidays that take place in the Khumbu region, let us know and we will arrange that!

The trail starts by flying to Lukla, what is said to be one of the most dangerous flights in the world (do not worry, you will be safe!). It is a gradual and continual hike from here on. First, though, we stop in Namche Bazaar. What a city Namche is! It is the locus point of Sherpa culture and trekking culture. Shops, bakeries, and guesthouses line the stone streets. It is the perfect place to acclimatize and explore.

Higher and higher we go, up to Tengboche Monastery – a large Tibetan Buddhist complex. Get some blessings here and traverse further into the soon-to-be desolate landscape. Reaching Everest Base Camp Trek is a most memorable moment. As stated before, Kala Patthar is an even more majestic moment. Throughout the trek, you will see several more of the world’s tallest mountains, including Lhotse, Makalu, and more! From the top, we retrace our steps back to Lukla, getting another chance to admire the astonishing peaks.

Why Choose Ashmita for the Everest Base Camp Trek ?

Ashmita Treks and Tours believes in giving you the best tour experience possible. We love Nepal and are passionate about showing visitors the authentic side of Nepal. our passion shows through. Since 2007, our knowledgeable staff and guides have strived to fulfill and exceed all of our clients’ expectations. We have been recommended by Lonely Planet travel guide books Trekking Agency highly rangket based on Adventure Outdoor Activities organizer for Nepal, Sikkim and Darjeeling Himalaya region as well as hundreds of past clients.

Highlights

  • Hike on the historical trail the Tenzing Norgay and Sir Edmund Hillary took on their famous Everest expedition
  • Learn about Sherpa culture and day to day lifestyle 
  • Wander the busy streets of Namche Bazaar
  • Take the thrilling flight from Kathmandu to Lukla and back
  • See magnificent views of Mount Everest, Lhotse, Makalu, Cho Oyu, and more
  • UNESCO Seven World Heritage - Day Tour of Kathmandu Valley
  • Get some awesome views of Everest from Kala Patthar, the highest point in the trek.

Itinerary

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Dear Guest This is our regular Itinerary and most people have done this itinerary. So If you have any special request on this itinerary you can contact us via email. We can Customize this trip with your request. If you want to make it shorter or longer or want to add some other tours with this package please mention on your email, we will work out on your request.

We Welcome you in Tribhuvan International Airport Kathamandu, the capital and cultural hub of Nepal. We’ll be waiting with a warm greeting and easy transfer to your Hotel .overnight stay in Hotel.

  • 3 Star Hotel
  • 1 hrs
  • 1,338m - 4,389.ft

After having your breakfast, we will take you to the office of Himalayan Scenery Treks for documentation required for your trekking in the Everest region. Later on we head on for sightseeing tour of cultural heritages in the valley. From Hindu temple of Pashupatinath to the Buddhist sacred stupas of Swayambhunath (Monkey Temple) and Baudhanath, and the historical Kathmandu Durbar Square which boasts of royal palace and other precious monuments, we shall have a full day sightseeing. We will also introduce you to Trekking Guide & other staff. You can get your queries answered by them and get instructions that will come handy during the trekking to Everest Base Camp. The Extra Cost that may occur during this day should be paid by the individual themselves with an estimated extra cost charge of $25 USD. Overnight at Hotel.

  • 3 Star Hotel
  • 5-6 hrs
  • Breakfast
  • 1,338m - 4,389.ft
  • Sightseeing tour of Kathmandu

In the morning before flight to Lukla, you’ll be introduced to your guide and porter. Starts your trek with an easy walk through Chaurikharka village and descent towards Dudhkoshi Ghat (2,530m/8,300ft). The trail follows the bank of the Dudhkoshi River until Phakding (2,652m/8,700ft), where we will be staying for the night to acclimatize. Enjoy your free time in Phakding, a popular stopping point.

  • 3 Star Hotel
  • 4 hrs
  • Breakfast
  • 2,652m - 8,700ft
  • Tea House

After breakfast in Phakding drive to Namche Bazaar, the biggest Sherpa village in Nepal. Our trail takes us first over the Dudhkoshi River via a long suspension bridge, and then through a beautiful pine forest to Monjo, about two hours away. Soon thereafter, we will approach the entrance to Sagarmatha National Park for a brief permit check and then descend to Dudh Kosi River route to Jorsale. we have Lunch here, and then it’s uphill to Namche Bazaar, overnight here.

  • Tea House
  • 6 hrs
  • Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • 3,440 m - 11,280 ft
  • Trekking

Today will be spent resting and allowing our bodies to become acclimatized to the lofty altitude. There’s an optional 2 hour hike to Everest View Point, an uphill walk that will help speed acclimatization. Otherwise, spend the day exploring Namche Bazaar. Check out the Sherpa museum for an overview of the Sherpa culture and history of mountaineering. On Saturdays, the Hatt Bazaar is open for and an intimate look at the locals’ marketplace. It is part of the larger Namche Bazaar, a shopping hub filled with all manner of trekking and mountaineering clothing and equipment.take night rest in Namchi bazaar.

  • Tea House
  • Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • 3,440m - 11,284ft.
  • Acclimatization Day

Morning breakfast in Namche Bazaar before Everest Base Camp today.Breaktaking views of the Himalayas - Everest, Nuptse, Lhotse, Ama Dablam, Thamserku and Kwangde - are some of the highlights not be missed.the trial go through forest with lots of natural vegetation.

  • Tea House
  • 6 hrs
  • Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • 3,870m - 12,694ft
  • Trekking

Today our trek will starts with a walk through the rhododendron forest to Deboche followed by a bridge over the raging Imja Khol River. We’ll pass the valley wall and then traverse the plains to Pangboche village, the biggest settlement of Sherpas in the region. Enjoy a great opportunity to observe a typical Sherpa village and have lunch with the locals! The intrepid can brave a brief hike to the Pangboche monastery, one of the oldest in the area. Our afternoon trek will be a difficult one, as the landscape gives way to dry, deserted mountains and we hike towards Dingboche. overnight stay in Dingboche.

  • Tea House
  • 5-6 hrs
  • Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • 4,400 m - 14,435 ft
  • Trekking

This daygives you little rest up before the last leg of our adventure. Savor a full day of exploring Dingboche and the surrounding valleys of Chhukung and Imja, the latter of which links with Island Peak, the high passes of Amphu Laptsa, and Makalu Barun National Park. Taking an optional trek to the valleys will pay off in rewarding views, but taking it easy is the most important thing today. You’ll need rest for the penultimate day of tomorrow.

  • Tea House
  • Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • 4,400 m - 14,435 ft
  • Acclimatization day

From here on forth, the trek will move more gradually be more challenging, due to the higher altitude. We’ll pass Dungla, but not before a tough, steep walk to the top of a high hill. Here are the memorial stupas dedicated to the climbers and trekkers who lost their lives to Everest over the years. The next part of our adventure brings over craggy mountain terrain to Lobuche, a small settlement with amazing views of Mt. Lobuche, Mt. Pumari and the Nuptse. Prepare yourself for a cold night, as we are now almost three miles above sea level.

  • Tea House
  • 6 -7 hrs
  • Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • 4940 m - 16,207 ft
  • Trekking

This day we start an initial, relatively easy trek from Lobuche to Gorekshep. The subsequent, straight trail to Everest Base Camp is harder, involving rocky dunes and moraine, formed accumulation of unconsolidated glacial debris. On the way to our destination, we’ll approach the famed Khumbu Glacier and icefall, located on the slopes of Everest. At the Base Camp, our goal, you’ll have the chance to meet climbers attempting to scale the mountain’s summit. As the afternoon sun starts to wane,we’ll head back to Gorekshep for some much-neede drest and relaxation after a gruelling and busy day.

  • Tea House
  • 6-8hrs
  • Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • 5180 m - 16,994ft
  • Trekking

Today our trek goes towards Kalapathar (which means “black rock”) for a fiery, glorious sunrise over Mt. Everest. The day’s first light will illuminate your spectacular view of Nuptse Nup, Changtse and Lhotse. In your whole journey, your most opportune moment to snap amazing pictures of Everest and its neighbouring peaks. Afterwards, it’s back to Gorekshep for breakfast and down in the direction of Pheriche, our night-time stop here.

  • Tea House
  • 5-6hrs
  • Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • 5545 m - 18,192 ft
  • Trekking

The day walk from Pheriche back to Tengboche is mainly downhill, although it does, counter-intuitively, require an hour scaling a hill. We’ll be in Namche by late afternoon for overnight.

  • Tea House
  • 7 hrs
  • Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • 3,440 m - 11,280 ft
  • Trekking

In the morning, you’ll hop a brief flight from Lukla to Kathmandu, where your journey both began and ends.You’ll transfer to your Hotel upon landing for some much-needed solo rest and reflection after your trek conquering the Himalayas. Your night stay in Katmandu.

  • Tea House
  • 7 hrs
  • Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • 2,800m - 9,186ft
  • Trekking

In the morning, you’ll hop a brief flight from Lukla to Kathmandu, where your journey both began and ends.You’ll transfer to your Hotel upon landing for some much-needed solo rest and reflection after your trek conquering the Himalayas. Your night stay in Katmandu.

  • 3 Star Hotel
  • Breakfast
  • 1,350m - 4,428ft

It’s also a spare day in case of bad weather in Lukla.

Today we Ashmita Trek and Tours offer you In the evening we will have a farewell dinner in a traditional Nepalese restaurant with cultural performances.

  • 3 Star Hotel
  • Breakfast

Say good bye to Nepal as it is your last day.After short breakfast, take some last-minute shopping in Kathmandu. We’ll make sure you arrive at Kathmandu International Airport with plenty time before your flight onward your journey.

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    What's Included

    • Transportation to and from Tribhuvan International Airport.
    • Three nights in a 2-3 star hotel in Kathmandu on bed and breakfast basis.
    • All transportation during the itinerary.
    • Guest house accommodation during the trek.
    • Trekkers’ Information Management System (TIMS) fees
    • Sagarmatha National Parkfee
    • Government-authorized, experienced guide and porters
    • Insurance, food, accommodation, and wage for guides and porters
    • All meals (breakfast, lunch, and dinner) during the trek.
    • All necessary trekking equipment (sleeping bag, warm layers, etc.)
    • First Aid Kit 
    • Trip Maps
    • Service charge and government taxes
    • Farewell dinner in Kathmandu
    • International airfare
    • Meals in Kathmandu (besides breakfast).
    • Personal expenses (shopping, extra snacks, etc.)
    • Sightseeing entrance fees in Kathmandu.
    • Shower and electronic charging fees at guest houses.
    • Alcoholic drinks, chocolates, tea and coffee
    • Tips for guide and porter
    • Extra accommodation and meals outside of itinerary
    • Costs from unexpected occurrences (i.e. cancellations, weather problems, damages of property, illness, etc.)

    Dates & Availability

    Customize Trip

    We Ashmita Trek and Tours have set dates for the Everest base camp trek departure so, please look at our list of the dates and select your favorite date if you are looking for small group departure Trek or if you cannot find any date suitable for you then please contact us and we organize a private trip on any dates you have private departure as the Everest Base Camp Trek can be departured every day of the year. 

    And note that the departure dates are your arrival dates in Nepal and the International flights are not included in our package so, you need to book the international flight to and from Nepal separately and you can arrive earlier or return from Nepal later than the scheduled dates and we can arrange the extra night hotel in Kathmandu pre post the tour so, do let  us know if  you need any extra nights hotel or any extra tours/activities before or after the trek.

    Start DateEnd DateStatusPrice 
    24 Sep, 202009 Oct, 2020GuaranteedUS$1360
    28 Sep, 202013 Oct, 2020AvailableUS$1360

    Useful Information

    Everest Base Camp Route

    Everest Base Camp Trek begins with a scenic morning flight to Lukla. The trail follows a deep river valley, continuing into Sagarthmatha National. Next is Namche Bazaar, where you take arest day to acclimatize. The trail ascends to Everest Base Camp, while stopping for a night at the lovely villages of Tengboche, Dingboche, and Lobuche. Before returning to Lukla, you climb Kala Patthar for a stunning Mount Everest view.

    Everest Base Camp Trek Difficulty

    The Everest Base Camp Trek is not an extreme challenge. It is considred moderately difficult.Though it may sound daunting, the EBC Trek has been done by both young and elderly people, as well as adventure-seekers with little trekking experience. Our itinerary allows for proper acclimatization to avoid altitude sickness. The round-trip trek is roughly 130 kilometers long – very doable over 11 days. With some fitness, training, and determination this dream trek can become a reality!

    Everest Base Camp Trek Training

    Training isn’t required, but training for the Everest Base Camp Trek is recommended to have a better experience in the Himalayas. You do not need to hire a personal trainer or spend hours each day in the gym, but a little bit of preparation goes a long way. Doing some cardio exercises (running, jumping rope, swimming, etc.) to strengthen your legs and improve your respiratory system will help. If available, hiking in hills or mountains is a great way to prepare.

    Everest Base Camp Trek Permit

    Yes, two permits are required: Sagarmatha National Park entry permit, and the new Khumbu Pasang Lhamu Rural Municipality fee. The TIMS card, required by most treks, is no longer required for the Everest Base Camp trail. Sagarmatha National Park entry permit costs rps. 3000 plus a 13% tax, bringing the total to 3390 rupees per person. Finally, the Khumbu Pasang Lhamu Rural Municipality fee is 2000 rupees (roughly $20 USD).

    Accommodation and Food/Drink on the Everest Base Camp Trek

    The accommodation and food on the Everest Base Camp Trek is at a higher standard than most treks in the Himalayas. The comfortable teahouses offer basic beds with a mattress, blanket, and pillow. Some places offer hot showers for an additional cost. These teahouses are an awesome opportunity to get to know locals as well as travelers from around the world. Most guesthouses in the Everest region offer both local and western dishes. Breakfasts include Tibetan bread, pancakes, chapatti, eggs, porridge, or muesli. Enjoy dal bhat (typical Nepali dish of rice, lentil soup, pickle, and vegetable curry), fried rice, curry, thukpa, fried noodles, momo, pizza, sandwiches, pasta and more. Water is always available, as well as beer and local drinks, though we don’t recommend partaking in booze-drinking on the way up.

    Best Time to take the Everest Base Camp Trek

    The best time for the Everest Base Camp Trek is autumn (September to November) and spring (end of February to first week of May). September marks the end of monsoon season in Nepal and the beginning of clear, cloudless skies. The temperature during the day is moderate, but it gets a little chilly at night. The combined view of the colorful landscapes, partly cloudy skies and snowy mountains is priceless! Spring offers beautiful Himalayan views, pleasant weather, and colorful wildflowers. The days are warm and sunny, with pleasantly cool nights. Because spring and fall have the best weather, they also bring the most tourists, so guesthouses must be booked ahead of time. The winter and monsoon seasons are possible, but the weather can make it slightly less pleasant. The winter still has clear skies, but snow can prevent access to Base Camp. If the conditions are right, though, winter can be an adventurous time to trek. During monsoon season, the trails are quiet, but clouds can block the best views and you may have to spend some days trekking in the rain.

    Phone and Internet on the Everest Base Camp Trek

    Using data on a local SIM card is usually the easiest way to access the internet on the trail. Since 2010, there is Ncell coverage all the way up to Everest Base Camp itself. Also, most guesthouses have WiFi, though many require you to pay some rate to use it.

    Everest Base Camp Altitude Sickness

    Though it is not super common, Acute Mountain Sickness (AMS) can happen on the Everest Base Camp Trek. AMS happens while trekking 3000+ meters and on this trek, we reach up to 5545 meters at Kalapatthar. There are several acclimatization days on this itinerary, which prepare your body to ascend into high altitude. In the case that you show symptoms of altitude sickness, our guide will descend with you immediately.

    Note

    Dear Guest there is a chance that transportation to and from Lukla may be delayed due to road and weather conditions.Therefore, it is recommended to book your international flight with several days margin. It is possible to fly to Kathmandu by helicopter flight if necessary (for an additional cost).

    FAQs

    Yes, on your private trek package on upon arrival at Bagdogra International airport, you’ll be received and welcomed by one of our Ashmita Trek and Tours crews and transfer to the respective hotel.

    Definitely, the private trek is available on any date of the year as per your connivance date of travel. We have listed some fixed dates for the group trek however it does not mean that other dates are not available. These fixed dates are only for the group trek and if you prefer to do private trek to Everest base camp then let us know as any date is available for private trek to Everest base camp.

    Yes, in Nepal Kathmandu mostly around Dhamel has plenty of shops offering the best prices for trekking gears.

    Yes, you can be paid either way. Advance can made via PayPalHowever, we recommend you to pay in cash for the remaining of your tour balance, paying by credit card charge you 4 % extra as serving fee by the bank. Any amounts of cash are acceptable in USD, Euro, Nepalese Rupee! 

    We mostly use trekking porters ( 1porter between 2 client ) to carry your stuff. Sometimes, we also use Yak/Jopke in a bigger group.

    The luggage for domestic flight to Lukla is limited to 15kg including your hand luggage when you fly to Lukla for Everest base camp trek however you can take some more if you wish and the excess luggage cost US $2-3 per Kg.

    Tipping is a gracious way of saying thanks to your guides and porters.It is not mandatory but expected and always appreciated. Local currency is preferred and unless and you want to tip separately guides will divide tips. The recommended tip is US$ 5 & US $ 3 from each member (of group) for tour guide and driver on day 2 respectively and total of US $ 100 from each member for the trek to divide to guides and porters (it depends on the size of the group and our trek guide will give you clearer idea when the trek come to end).

    Yes, Or guide will be taking a first aid kit with basis medicines including Diamox. However, we would recommend you to take some medicine by yourself. 

    The average group size is around from 5 10  people with a maximum of 12. The minimum number of travelers on any trip is around 4-5 although this is not common. If you would like to book a private trip that is possible.

    Yes, travel insurance is required to do Everest base camp trek. The Everest base camp trek is an adventure trek in high Himalaya and there is always risk of AMS or other sickness and injury. In case of any serious sickness or injury, we have to rescue/evacuate you to Kathmandu and transfer to hospital to visit doctor.

    You will be entirely liable for all the expenses incurred in the evacuation/rescue so, we strongly advise you to have travel policy that cover these type of evacuation in emergency.

    Customer Reviews

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      Franncis L - November 20, 2019

      We trekked to Everest base camp with Ashmita Trek and Tours for 16 days trip in Nepal on full packages. it was a private trip Our guide and sherpa was first rate and had an excellent command of English and out porters Migma and Dhan Kumar were also extremely good. Accommodation in the lodges was of a generally high standard and some, especially The Nest in Namche and the Numbur Hotel in Lukla were outstanding. I can also warmly recommend the Hotel in Kathmandu, where they arrange for us a real home from home. Well done Subash, I would be happy to travel with your teams outfit again in our future trek in Nepal.

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      Backes m - October 25, 2019

      Really enjoy the wonderful EBC Trek with Ashmita Trek and Tours, especially with Mingma sherpa as a very helpful guide. We enjoy very nice scenery, although with cool weather. Clear sky and not much cloud. Mingma has done a good job to organize the trip for us. Its realy a worth value for money journey. The scenaries is really sensational. Recommended trip. Life time journey. One bucket list checked.

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      Luisa de - October 20, 2019

      We just completed our everest Base Camp Trek (EBC) Trek as a group of 4 family members with Ashmita Trek and Tours. This was a once in a lifetime adventure for us all and we could not have picked a better company then Ashmita Trek. Subash Upon arriving in Nepal he was there to personally greet us all at the airport and we all felt at ease and he would check with us daily in Kathmandu to point us in the right direction from restaurants to money exchange to buying any equipment and souveniers. Hats off to his dedication to client satisfaction.
      The three guides we had for our Trek were just simply amazing. Their experience and knowledge and looking after us all was just awesome.

      BIG THANK YOU for making these wonderful memories possible.
      If anyone wants to get in touch with me to talk or get advice about Ashmita Trek and these amazing people, please do not hesitate.

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      Simon Bere L - October 15, 2019

      We Just wanted to say 'thank you' to Ashmita Trek and teams for making a Everest base camp trek a wonderful experience. We are really grateful the way you and your crew made me comfortable, with attention to each and every small details, from the beginning the company arrange full package including hotel and airport transport.

      The Trek sights along the way will amaze you - the grandness of the mountains, the rivers, suspension bridges, temples, people in the villages, the villages themselves. I wish everyone would take the opportunity to do this trek - it really is amazing. We  had a great trip with these guys. our Guide Sangay and other Sherpa’s were very excellent. They look after me very well. Great hospitality, personal care and professionally guided.

      We are very glad to have EBC trek organized by most professional team. and would not hesitate to choose Ashmita Trek and tours again.

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      Madeline k - October 10, 2019

      We did the Everest Base Camp Trek from Namche to base camp, ending in base camp. It was an amazing experience, my mother and I did it together and it was fantastic! Even if at first my mum wasn't very confident about doing the trek, it turned out to be really fulfilling for both of us! Our guide took care of us all the trek, making the most of it, taking us to the best spots in order to enjoy the views of Mt Everest, He is really professional, and we wouldn't doubt to repeat with Ashmita. See you soon in my next adventure!!!

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