Everest Base Camp Trek - 14 Days

  • Duration14 Days
  • DestinationNepal
  • Difficulty LevelModerate
  • Max Altitude5545m /18220.4 ft

About Trip

Our 14 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 2024,2025 spring, autumn and winter 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 14 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 2024 and 2025 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 2024/2025 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 14 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 :

  • 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.

Expenses :

  • 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.

Guidelines :

  • 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.

Highlights

  • Visit historical sites in Kathmandu with a guide 
  • An experience of a lifetime that will lead you to one of the most extreme parts of the world, the Himalayas
  • Trekking through pristine alpine forests and beautiful Sherpa villages to the lap of the highest mountain in the world, Mount Everest 
  • Beautiful night stops along the trail in local villages where you will get to see the mountain lifestyle and visit ancient monasteries
  • Cross thrilling suspension bridges over deep gorges and raging rivers along the way
  • Witness stunning mountain views throughout the trek with diverse landscapes that goes from verdant hills and rivers to rocky hills, glacier, moraines, and frozen streams
  • The trek involves adventurous acclimatization hikes to Hotel Everest View, Nangkartshang Peak, and Kala Patthar
  • Challenge yourself and push your limits while unwinding and rejuvenating your soul

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.

Upon your arrival at the Tribhuvan International Airport terminal, our dedicated airport team will be there to greet you and assist you with check-in and luggage. Once you've had some time to rest, you will join us at our office, where you'll meet with our core team members and the trek leader for some final preparation. The evening is yours to enjoy at your leisure. Explore the vibrant streets of Thamel and end the day with a scrumptious farewell dinner. 

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

We have an early morning flight to Lukla today. This 35 minute flight offers fantastic aerial panoramas of the Himalayan mountains and lush green hills. At Lukla, porters will join our group, and we will begin descending toward Phakding village to spend the night. The trail goes through lush rhododendron forests, following the Dudh Koshi River. We will trek past Cheplung village (2,660 m) and Thado Koshi Gaon (2,580 m) on the way. The trail crosses many suspension bridges along the way. The views of Kusum Kangguru and Kongde Ri are best on this day. 

Special Information :

Total trekking time today is approximately 3 hours.

During peak travel times domestic flights from Kathmandu may depart from Ramechhap (also known as Manthali) Airport today. The airport is located 130km (approx. 4-5 hours drive) from Kathmandu

  • Lodge
  • 35 minutes flight & 3 hours trek
  • Breakfast, lunch & dinner
  • 2,652m / 8,700ft
  • Trekking

From Phakding, we will trek following rhododendron and magnolia forests. The trail will take us to Toktok (2,760 m) and further goes by Bengkar village (2,630 m). Crossing two suspension bridges, including the long Hillary Bridge, we will reach Monjo at 2,835 meters. This village has a checkpoint where we will register our permits and continue trekking through lush woods, crossing many hanging bridges. The final ascent to Namche Bazaar is steep and involves walking on a rugged path. 

  • Tea House
  • 6 hrs
  • Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • 3,440 m/11,290 ft
  • Trekking

We will spend one full day in Namche Bazaar to acclimatize. In the morning, we have a wonderful hike to Hotel Everest View, from where we will get to see a lovely view of Mt. Everest. Other mountains like Thamserku, Ama Dablam, Lhotse, Nuptse, Taboche, etc, are also seen during the hike. We also have the option to continue the hike to Khumjung monastery from this point or return to Namche Bazaar.

While returning to Namche Bazaar, we will stop at Everest Photo Gallery and Sherpa Culture Museum. Later in the day, rest and explore the local market. Visit souvenir shops and cafes. Spend time with locals and get to see the daily lifestyle of the villagers. 

  • Lodge
  • 5-6 hour
  • Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • 3,748 m/12,297 ft
  • Acclimatization Day

The trail from Namche Bazaar ascends via verdant forests to Kyangjuma (3,550 m). The mountain views are breathtaking along the way. Further, following a winding route, descend to Phung Thanga (3,250 m) and cross a bridge before joining another forested trail to Tengboche village. The main highlight of the day is the striking view of Mt. Everest and Mt. Ama Dablam from Tengboche monastery. 

Trek distance: 9.2 km/5.7 miles

  • Lodge
  • 5 hrs
  • Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • 3,860 m/12,660 ft
  • 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.

Trek distance: 12 km/7.45 miles

  • Lodge
  • 5 hrs
  • Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • 4,410 m/14,470 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.

  • Lodge
  • 4-5 hour
  • Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • 5,100 m/16,732 ft
  • Acclimatization day

From Dingboche village, the trail steeply ascends to Dusa (4,503 m). Here, we'll take a short lunch break and continue trekking toward Dughla (4,620 m). We will cross a bridge before reaching Dughla. From here, the trail goes past tombstones and follows a steep route to Lobuche village, crossing Dughla pass (4,830 m). You can notice the change in surroundings as we have come above the treeline. The scenery changes to rocky hills and mountains. 

Trek distance: 8.5 km/5.2 miles

  • Lodge
  • 6 -7 hrs
  • Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • 4,940 m/16,210 ft
  • Trekking

We will wake up early in the morning and have a big breakfast. Leaving Lobuche village, the trail gradually ascends along the Khumbu Glacier. We will walk on a rocky path. Passing by Pyramid (4,970 m), an Italian Research Center, we trek to Gorak Shep. Here, we will leave our heavy backpacks and have lunch. The next part of the day involves a hike to Everest base camp. The trail goes through the Khumbu Glacier moraine. We will navigate via rocky and steep sections. After enjoying some time at the base camp, return to Gorak Shep to spend the night.

Trek distance: 15 km/9.32 miles 

  • Lodge
  • 8 hour
  • Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • 5180 m/ 16,994ft
  • Trekking

Situated above Gorak Shep, Kala Patthar offers a breathtaking panoramic view of the Everest Himalayan range, making it a must-visit viewpoint during the EBC trek. To catch a stunning sunrise over the towering snow-capped mountains, we'll go on an early morning hike to Kala Patthar. The ascent is steep and rugged, but the reward is worth it. After soaking in the 30-degree mountain view, we'll descend back to Gorak Shep. From here, we will retrace our steps through Lobuche village and Dughla pass to Pherihe.

Trek distance: 9.6 km/6 miles

  • Lodge
  • 6 hour
  • Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • 4,371 m/14,340 ft
  • Trekking

Leaving Pheriche behind, we begin our long descent towards Namche Bazaar, retracing our steps through Pangboche village (3,930 m) and crossing several bridges and small settlements on the way. The path winds through lush rhododendron forests, leading us to Tengboche village (3,860 m) before dropping to Phungi Thanga (3,250 m). From here, we continue trekking along the winding route that follows the Dudh Koshi river to Namche Bazaar.

Trek distance: 17.7 km/10.9 miles

  • Lodge
  • 7 - 8 hour
  • Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • 3,440 m/11,290 ft
  • Trekking

From Namche Bazaar to Lukla, we follow the same path we used while ascending. The trail begins with a steep descent, leading us across numerous bridges. We trek through dense forests and small villages. The trail goes past Phakding (2,610 m). From here, we'll ascend to Lukla, the final stop on our memorable trek through the stunning Himalayan landscape.

Trek distance: 13.6 km/8.3 miles

  • Lodge
  • 8 hrs
  • Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • 2,846 m/9,337 ft
  • Trekking

As our unforgettable journey to EBC comes to a close, we take an early morning flight back to Kathmandu, savoring our final views of the majestic Himalayan range. Our team will be there to escort you to your hotel. The remaining day is free in Kathmandu. Rest and enjoy your time in Kathmandu.

35 minutes flight 

  • 3 Star Hotel
  • 35 minutes
  • Breakfast
  • 1,400 m/4,600 ft

Our airport representatives will drop you at the international airport terminal gate. They will pick you up from your hotel lobby 3 hours before your flight departure time and bid you our last goodbye as well.

Please let us know if you wish to extend your trip to Nepal for longer.

If you want to take other tours in Nepal such as Chitwan Jungle Safari, Bardia Jungle Safari, Pokhara Tour, or Lumbini Tour then you can start from today and do let us know if you want to take any tours as we also arrange those tours.

  • Breakfast
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What's Included

  • Airport transfers to and from Tribhuvan International Airport.
  • Two nights in a 2-3 star hotel in Kathmandu on bed and breakfast basis.
  • Trekkers’ Information Management System (TIMS) fees 
  • Sagarmatha national park entry permits and TIMS permit
  • Khumbu Pasang Lhamu Rural Municipality entry fees
  • Tea house/Lodge Accommodation during the trek on twin sharing basis
  • A guide and porters (1 porter for every two trekkers- A porter carry about 20-22 KG)
  • 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.)
  • Arrangement of emergency helicopter service (which will be paid by travel insurance company)
  • Service charge and government taxes
  • Farewell dinner in Kathmandu
  • Trip completion certificate
  • Company T-shirt
  • First Aid Kit 
  • Trip Maps
  • Nepal Entry visa fee
  • Travel insurance (compulsory)
  • Meals (Lunch and Dinner) while you are in Kathmandu
  • Your personnel expenses/shopping
  • All the alcoholic and non alcoholic drinks
  • Sweet things like chocolate bars and bar bills
  • Hot shower, internet, telephone and laundry
  • International airfare
  • Tips for the guide and staffs
  • Anything not mentioned in the included section

Dates & Availability

Request Private Trip

We Ashmita Trek and Tours have set dates for the Everest base camp trek departure for 2024 and 2025 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. 

Add-Ons & Options

Single Traveller Supplement

For solo travellers, a mandatory single supplement cost of US $200.00 applies.

Note: When booking your accommodation for this trip, please note that while we guarantee a single room for you in the city of Kathmandu (2 nights), there may be limited availability of mountain lodges and you may need to share a room with a fellow trekker of the same gender during certain parts of the trek. We will do our best to ensure your comfort and privacy throughout your journey.

Private Trek to Everest Base camp

If you're looking for a more personalized and exclusive experience, consider the Private Everest Base camp Trek. This option allows you to trek with just your chosen companions, along with a guide and porters.

Private Trek can be from 1 person to 12 people or even more, it is available at US $ 100.00 Per person additional.

Start DateEnd DateStatusPrice 
05 Mar, 202418 Mar, 2024AvailableUS $1350
09 Mar, 202422 Mar, 2024AvailableUS $1350
13 Mar, 202426 Mar, 2024AvailableUS $1350
17 Mar, 202430 Mar, 2024AvailableUS $1350
21 Mar, 202403 Apr, 2024AvailableUS $1350
25 Mar, 202407 Apr, 2024AvailableUS $1350
29 Mar, 202411 Apr, 2024AvailableUS $1350

Useful Information

Airport pick-up & drop-off service

At the start of your Everest Base Camp trek with us, we offer a stress-free airport transfer service to ensure a smooth start to your adventure. As part of our EBC package, we will arrange a private vehicle to pick you up from the Tribhuvan International Airport on the day of your arrival and transfer you to your hotel.

Likewise, when your trip comes to an end, we will also provide a transfer from your hotel to the airport. Our team will take care of all the logistics and make sure you arrive at the airport in plenty of time for your departing flight.

Upon arrival at the airport, you will be met by one of our friendly representatives who will be holding a pamphlet with your name and our company name. As a traditional Nepalese welcome gesture, you will also receive a Khada or a marigold garland. This is a symbol of respect and honor. It is given to guests as a sign of gratitude and warm hospitality.

Everest base camp trek difficulty

The Everest Base Camp trek is a challenging trek that requires a certain level of physical fitness and mental preparation. The terrain is varied and includes rocky and steep ascents, glacier moraine crossings, and long and gradual ascents and descents.

The trek begins in the lush green forests of Sagarmatha National Park, which gradually give way to barren and rocky terrain as you ascend higher. You will cross several suspension bridges over deep gorges and raging rivers and climb up steep stairs carved into mountainsides.

Altitude sickness :

The highest point of the trek is Kala Patthar 5,545 meters. The altitude gain during the trek is significant, and altitude sickness is a real concern for trekkers. Acclimatization is crucial to avoid altitude sickness. Our Everest base camp trek itinerary is designed to allow trekkers enough time for their bodies to adjust to the high altitude. 

The itinerary includes two acclimatization days at Namche Bazaar and Dingboche, where you will hike up to higher elevations and then descend to lower elevations to aid acclimatization. Our trekking leaders and guides use oximeters to monitor your oxygen level for early detection of altitude sickness.

Symptoms of altitude sickness include headaches, nausea, dizziness, and shortness of breath. If you experience any of these symptoms, it is important to rest, drink plenty of water, and avoid climbing any higher until you feel better.

Khumbu Cough :

Khumbu cough, also known as high-altitude cough, is a common condition experienced by many trekkers 

during the Everest base camp trekking. It is characterized by a persistent dry cough, which is often accompanied by a scratchy throat and shortness of breath. The cough can be quite severe and can even lead to vomiting in extreme cases.

While Khumbu cough is generally not a serious condition, it can be uncomfortable and disruptive to your trekking experience. To avoid Khumbu cough, please take the following precautions:

  • Stay hydrated : Drinking plenty of fluids will help keep your airways moist and reduce the risk of inflammation.
  • Use a humidifier : A portable humidifier can help to add moisture to the air in your room or tent.
  • Wear a face mask : Covering your mouth and nose with a mask or scarf can help to warm and humidify the air before you breathe it in.
  • Avoid smoking and alcohol : Smoking and alcohol can irritate your airways and increase your risk of developing a Khumbu cough.

Accommodation on Everest base camp trek

During the Everest Base Camp trek, you will stay in lodges. These lodges serve as guest houses, restaurants, and social hangouts. While private rooms are available in most lodges at higher altitudes, only dormitories are available. The lodges are quite basic, with small rooms, twin beds, a blanket & pillow, and minimal furniture. Bathrooms are mostly shared with squat or Western-style toilets. 

Most lodges have running water, and some offer hot showers for an additional cost. However, the use of wood-heated water is discouraged due to the environmental concerns of deforestation. The lodges feature a large dining room that also serves as a lounge area, heated by a bukhara stove. 

The rooms generally lack electric lighting, with the dining room having solar lighting. Some lodges now offer electricity for charging small appliances such as mobile phones and cameras, with a small fee charged for the same.

Meals during the Everest base camp trekking

On the Everest Base Camp trek with Ashmita Trek & Tours, three meals a day are included while trekking. This means that breakfast, lunch, and dinner are covered in the package cost while you can buy additional snacks and drinks on your own. 

In Kathmandu, you will get breakfast and two diners (welcome & farewell). Other meals are not included in the trip price, as there are many dining options available for travelers to choose from. Vegetarians will have a range of food options available.

Typically, breakfasts on the trek will consist of porridge, thukpa, roti tarkari, or eggs with bread. We will have lunches on the way, while dinners will be served at the lodges we'll spend the night. Meals will typically include rice, lentils, vegetables, and meat or fish, with a variety of spices and flavors. Other items like soup, pasta, sandwich, burgers, pizza, thenduk, etc are also available.

Everest base camp trek safety

The Everest Base Camp trek 16 days is an incredibly safe journey. The trail winds through several villages with adequate tourist infrastructure, like Lukla, Namche Bazar, Tengboche, Dingboche, Lobuche, and Gorakshep. During your trek, you'll have the chance to completely immerse yourself in the beauty and tranquility of nature, accompanied by our expert and helpful crew.

We understand that the EBC terrain can be quite challenging, which is why our team is always there to motivate and inspire you. Additionally, we take the necessary steps to protect you from COVID-19. Our staff members are all vaccinated, and we follow rigorous safety protocols to ensure your well-being throughout the trek.

Our guides are extensively trained in Wilderness First Aid, so you can rest assured that you're in good hands. They have years of trekking experience that make them very reliable. Throughout the trek, we also take care to recheck food and accommodation arrangements for extra hygiene.

Best time to do Everest base camp trek

When planning the Everest Base Camp trek, one of the most crucial factors to consider is the weather. While it is possible to access live forecasts for Mt. Everest weather, predicting it with accuracy is a challenging task.

Throughout the year, tourists, professional climbers, and locals trek to the base camp. However, each season presents its own unique set of advantages and challenges. The best time to do the EBC trek is during Spring or Autumn. During these seasons, the sky is clear and offers breathtaking views throughout the day and night.

Everest base camp trek in spring

Spring (February to June) is widely considered the best season to trek to EBC. As the monsoon comes to an end, the weather conditions are ideal for trekking, with temperatures ranging from 5 to 20 degrees Celsius. This is an excellent time to take in the spectacular views and enjoy the blossoms of the Sagarmatha National Park.

Everest base camp trek in monsoon/summer

During the rainy season (June to September), flights to Lukla can get frequently canceled, but it does not stop trekkers from embarking on the journey. Even if you choose to trek during the rainy season, Ashmita Trek & Tours conducts treks safely. The trails are less crowded in this season but possess risks of landslides in the lower elevation with slippery tracks and bugs.

Everest base camp trek in autumn

Autumn (September to November) is another popular season for Everest base camp trekking. The weather is cooler, and the air is crisp. The Nepalese celebrate two significant festivals during this season, making the trek even more rewarding. The views are excellent, and the weather stays stable with a pleasant climate, making the trek fantastic.

Everest base camp trek in winter

From December to February, the weather gets frigid, and snowfall is common. The temperature can change dramatically and quickly, making it important to have the right gear and support while trekking. Despite the challenging conditions, if you are well-prepared, winter can be one of the best times to do the Everest base camp trek while avoiding the crowd of the peak trekking seasons.

Everest base camp group and private trek

At Ashmita Trek & Tours, we understand that different people have different needs and preferences. That is why we offer both group and private Everest base camp trekking options. Whether you are traveling with your family, friends, or colleagues, we can customize your trek to suit your needs.

For larger groups, we offer discounts based on the size of the group. The more people in your group, the bigger the discount you will receive. You can find detailed information about our group discounts on our website.

No matter the size of your group, we can handle it. For each group, we provide a group leader as a guide, a porter for every two trekkers, and an assistant guide for groups with more than 8 trekkers.

*Note : If Ashmita Trek & Tours assemble the group, you will not be eligible for group discounts. However, if you have your own group, we will be happy to provide you with a discount based on the number of people in your group.

Nepal Travel Visa

Visa rules and regulations can change from time to time, so we advise you to check with the Nepalese embassy or consulate in your home country for the most up-to-date information. Visit www.immigration.gov.np to know more.

Most countries are eligible for an on-arrival travel visa in Nepal at all entry points, including the Tribhuvan International Airport. However, travelers from some countries like Nigeria, Ghana, Zimbabwe, Swaziland, Cameroon, Somalia, Liberia, Ethiopia, Iraq, Palestine, and Afghanistan have to get a Nepal travel visa in their home country. So, please check your country visa status before leaving. 
If you have any further questions or concerns regarding visas or travel insurance, please do not hesitate to contact us. We are happy to assist you in any way possible to make your trekking experience in Nepal as smooth and enjoyable as possible.

Last-minute Everest base camp trek booking

At Ashmita Trek & Tours, we understand that sometimes plans change, and you may need to book a trek at the last minute. Therefore, we have a special provision for last-minute bookings.

In case of a last-minute booking, you must make the full payment for the trip 24 hours before the trek departs. We strive to operate treks at any time, but please keep in mind that there may be delays due to unforeseen circumstances beyond our control.
For more information on last-minute bookings or any other queries, please do not hesitate to contact us at +91 9733106312 or email us at [email protected]. Our team is always ready to assist you.

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).

Notice on Kathmandu to Lukla Flight Issue :

It is informed that the Government of Nepal has announced a Lukla flight from Manthali, Ramechhap due to heavy air traffic at Tribhuvan International Airport (TIA) at Kathmandu, the flight to Lukla will conduct from Ramechhap in anticipation of further notice. Ramechhap is located 139 km East-North from Kathmandu with approximately 4 to 5 hours drive from Kathmandu.

As alternatively, if you would like to direct a flight from Kathmandu to Luka, then there are Helicopter flights which can be made on a 5 passenger basis with an additional 500 US$ per person for one way to change your airplane flights to the helicopter. We will do our best to coordinate with the airline to make groups at the airport for the helicopter flight, but we can’t give guarantee it. Fly to Lukla from Manathali airport, Ramechhap is almost always guaranteed unless sometime the flight is delayed or canceled due to not favorable weather at Lukla.

Travelers are suggested to inform us of the chosen alternatives for the flights to/from Lukla affected due to possible delays or interruptions. For more details please go through the Lukla Flight from Ramechhap.

FAQs

Internet and Wi-Fi facilities are available on the Everest Base Camp trek, with 3G coverage along the entire trail since 2010. The best mobile network is Ncell. We advise you to get a Nepalese SIM card in Kathmandu and buy tourist data packs. Most lodges provide Wi-Fi for a fee of $5-$6 for an unlimited package, while the Everest Link Card offers another option for connectivity. Cards of 50 MB to 100 MB can be purchased at stores in the Everest region at varying prices.

Due to the cold at high altitudes, batteries tend to drain quickly, requiring more frequent device charging during the Everest Base Camp trek. Charging is available at lodges but at an additional cost that can vary by location. Carry batteries that last for three days. For reliable gadget charging. the best options are to bring a portable power bank and a solar charger.

Crampons are not needed for the Everest Base Camp trek. Comfortable hiking boots are a must for protection against the cold, and waterproof boots are also an option. To avoid blisters, it's best to wear your boots before the trek. Additionally, bring appropriate woolen or synthetic socks to suit the temperature and weather conditions.

We, Ashmita Trek and Tours, cover the cost of food (breakfast, lunch, and dinner), accommodation, a guide, and other expenses on the Everest Base Camp trek. Any extra snacks or food and individual costs, such as gadget charging, Wi-Fi, hot water, hot showers, and others, are at your own expense. So, yes you will need some extra Nepali cash during the trek.

Local currency (Nepalese rupee) is necessary for the Everest trek, though some stores may accept American dollars. ATMs are available in Lukla and Namche Bazaar but can be challenging to use due to long lines and potential malfunction. For this reason, we recommended visiting money exchanges in Kathmandu and obtaining Nepalese currency before the trek.

Everest Base Camp trekking is suitable for families with children. If your child is physically and mentally fit for a high-altitude trek and can walk for 5-7 hours a day on average, they can join you on the journey.

Beginner hikers can absolutely do the Everest Base Camp trek 16 days with us if they prepare themselves physically and mentally. Simple training exercises like swimming, breathing exercises, jogging, and walking can help build stamina. And maintain a healthy diet and prepare for long walks.

It is not mandatory to learn the Nepali language for the Mt. Everest Base Camp trek as the trekking guide can communicate in English, and most locals in hotels and shops understand English. However, learning some basic Nepali words will help you interact with children and other locals. 

 

Trekking to Everest Base Camp is worth it for those seeking adventure and breathtaking natural scenery. The views of the mountains, valleys, and glaciers are spectacular on this trek. Despite the crowds during the peak trekking seasons, the base camp is a must-see destination.

The EBC trek is longer in terms of daily walking distance and involves more elevation loss and gain each day than Kilimanjaro. Additionally, the Everest base camp trek involves more nights at high altitudes. However, the summiting process of Kilimanjaro is harder than any part of the EBC trek, making it a more challenging climb overall.

Our Everest base camp trek package covers the cost of accommodation and food, but there may be additional expenses for things like hot showers, Wi-Fi, and charging electronic devices. We suggest budgeting around USD 15 per day for personal expenses.

As you start your Everest Base Camp trek from Lukla, you'll immediately notice the difference in air temperature as you'll be at 2,800 meters. As you move towards Dingboche, located above Namche Bazaar, the temperature will start to drop. It'll continue to decrease as you go higher. During winter, the temperature can go as low as -20 degree Celsius at night, so it's important to pack warm clothes and gear accordingly.

Upon reaching Everest Base Camp, you can see prayer flags and stone piles, which are land markers. During the climbing season, you will see climbers' tents as they prepare for their ascent to the summit. You won't find tea houses at the base camp, but the nearest one is about 2.5 hours away at Gorak Shep.

Although trekking to Everest Base Camp involves risks, altitude is the primary concern. Spending three days at an altitude of 5,000 meters can be challenging. However, by taking acclimatization days and trekking slowly, the risks can be minimized. Landslides are rare, and there is no record of avalanches on this trek.

No, you cannot do the Everest base camp trek alone, as solo trekking is banned in Nepal from April 1st, 2023. And it is always safer to have a guide who can help you navigate and provide assistance if needed.

The Everest Base Camp trek is considered to have a moderate difficulty level. While no prior trekking experience is necessary, trekkers have to be physically fit and determined, as the trek typically takes two weeks to complete.

It is not possible to stay overnight at Everest Base Camp during the regular EBC trek. Instead, trekkers stay at Gorak Shep, which is the last settlement, before reaching the base camp. The base camp is only visited as a day trip from Gorak Shep. Special permits are required to spend the night at the base camp, which is very expensive and usually obtained by mountaineers attempting to summit Mount Everest.

Yes, ordinary tourists can visit Mount Everest base camp without climbing. Trekking on both sides of Mount Everest in Tibet and Nepal is a popular way for visitors to get close to the world's highest mountain.

Due to its popularity, the Everest Base Camp trek route can become crowded during peak seasons. As many as 30,000 to 40,000 individuals trek to Everest Base Camp every year, and during peak seasons, up to 500 people can set out on the trek route each day.

Customer Reviews

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    Franncis L, Germany - 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, United Kingdom - 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, United States - 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, United Kingdom - 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, United Kingdom - 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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