Everest Base Camp Trek

14 Days

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EBC trek Short Overview:

Everest Base Camp Trek is a popular trekking route in Everest Region that takes trekkers to the base camp of Mount Everest, the highest mountain in the world. The trek typically takes about two weeks to complete, depending on the pace of the trekkers & route chosen.

During the trek, you will counter breathtaking views of the Himalayas, including the famous peaks of Lhotse & Nuptse, as well as a chance to experience the unique culture of Sherpa people.

It is a challenging level trek in terms of difficulty and needs a good level of physical fitness, but the rewards of summiting the base camp of the world’s highest mountain makes it an unforgettable experience. Here are the highlights of Everest Base Camp Trek.

Highlights of Everest base camp trek:

The Everest Base Camp trial is truly a classic nature art. It’s quite hard to point a certain highlight of the Everest Base Camp trek, since everyday gives you different experience and takes you closer to nature. If we have to selfish and indicate some major highlights of Everest Base Camp, it would be:

  • Most popular airport in the world, Lukla Airport
  • The gateway to Everest, Namche Bazar
  • Beautiful Hillary Bridge
  • Exploring Sagarmatha National Park
  • View from Everest view point hotel
  • Everest Base Camp
  • Hike to Kalapathar and panoramic view of Everest (8848m), Nuptse (7861m), and Changtse (7543m)
  • Exploring the sherpa culture
  • Tengboche Monastery
  • Beautiful and unique flora and fauna
  • World’s tallest Mount Everest 8,848m, 4th highest Lhotse 8,516m, 5th highest Makalu 8,481m
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Here from them why Pristine Nepal Treks is best for you.

Why to trek with Pristine Nepal Treks?

Even though Pristine Nepal was formed on 2016 AD, the company was formed by combination of two very experienced personalities which ultimately lead the company to good success within a very short period of time.

Pristine Nepal Treks is a family of a well-organized, disciplined, co-operative and helpful peoples. We have very experienced guides with humorous and co-operative nature. Check their bio detail of trekking guide if you want.

On top of that these following qualities makes us stand out among hundreds of trekking agencies of Nepal:

  1. Government registered company
  2. Team of highly dedicated and experienced professional
  3. Proper care and monitoring of guest’s health (use of oximeter) 
  4. Socially reputed company
  5. Top notch services
  6. Commitment to social work/ volunteering in Nepal
  7. No hidden charges
  8. 60% of repeat customers
  9. Well-crafted itinerary and package
  10. 24-hour assistance from expert
  11. Sustainable and responsible tourism.

Who will come to Pick us at Airport after arrival?

The company’s owner, Mr. Chin, would usually attend you at the airport to welcome you. If Mr. Chin isn’t available, Pristine Nepal representative will welcome you at the airport instead. We’ll arrange a private vehicle for you, to the hotel.

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Accommodations in Everest Base Camp Trek

The accommodation in Everest region is getting a lot better and better than before. The credit goes to its popularity which attracts thousands of trekkers every year.

The trek offers you the wide range of accommodations from teahouses to the luxurious hotels.  You will have the option to choose all sorts of these accommodations that suits your budget and preferences.

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The hotel, lodges and tea houses are well-maintained and standard enough to meet the essential needs of the trekkers. You can charge your electric devices, get the hot shower even in higher and remote part of the trail, internet services etc. however it all comes with an additional charges.

In our 14 Days EBC package, you get total of 13 night of lodging on the basis of twins sharing.

You will stay two night in Katmandu (before and after the trek) on the basis of twins sharing with breakfast at a star-category hotel. (Hotel Thamel Park or Hotel Jampa or similar) However, you can stay or opt for the hotel of your choice in Kathmandu.

And during the trek you will get the six night private attached room at Namche (3N), Lukla and Phakding each one night respectively. Rest six night will be in the normal room at Tyangboche or Deboche (1N), Dingboche (2N), and Lobuche, Gorakshep and Pheriche each one night respectively.

Do we get hot shower during the Everest Base Camp trek?

The cold days in trek can be a struggle. So, it is impossible to take cold shower. Up to Namche Bazar you can get hot shower easily. In lukla, Phakding and Namche Bazar you will get a room with attached bathroom, in which you will have the facility of hot shower which is included in package.

After Namche bazar we will be providing normal private room. Then if you want hot shower then the cost is not included in package, you have to pay yourself. It cost from Nepali rupees 200 to 400 per hot bucket shower.

Foods in Everest Base Camp Trek

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What kinds of foods do we get offered on the EBC trek?

Everest region is also evolving and trying to catch up with modern world. You can get continental, Indian, Chinese and popular Nepali cuisine easily in Everest region.

The price is totally different from Kathmandu, because the transportation is not very easy in Everest region. As a means of transportation helicopter, yaks and people are only the available options which ultimately makes the prices of food high. Although you will find variety of foods items the taste may not be as good as you get in Kathmandu because of the lack of proper materials.

Our trip package covers three course meals, which are breakfast, lunch and dinner. Any kind of extra food or drinks like desert, snacks or alcoholic beverage is not included.

Breakfast in EBC package:

Our trip package provides you 14 breakfasts in which you get options of cereal items like porridge, oats porridges, tsampa porridge, bread, toast bread with jam, bread with eggs, muesli, pancakes and every basic breakfast possible, with drinks like tea, ginger tea, lemon tea, mint tea, black coffee, milk coffee and hot chocolate.

Lunch in EBC Package:

In lunch you will have a lot of options like continental, Chinese, Indian, and Nepali cuisine which includes Dal vat tarkari (plain white rice, lentil soup and seasonal vegetable curry) which is a perfect balance diet and give you energy for a long day trek.

Foods like pizza, burger, spaghetti, sandwich, potato items such as fried potato, mashed potato, boiled potato, rice items such as fried rice, plain rice, noodles items, meat items such as chicken and yaks meat variety and  other western foods.

Since you will be trekking even after eating food so we highly suggest you to eat food with high amount of carbohydrate which gives you energy.

Dinner in EBC Package:

After a long walk you will need to eat some good amount of food to restore the energy for next day. In dinner you will have similar options like in lunch.

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Note*: We don’t recommend any meat items, dairy products and cake items for Everest base camp trek. All meats are carried on basket at least for three to seven days without refrigerating, it is not allowed to kill any animal in this region.

Transportation for Everest base camp trek

Normally, we use private car for airport picks up and drops. It is only 7 km from Tribhuwan international airport to Thamel. We have two different airport for Lukla flight. We can get domestic ticket from Kathmandu to Lukla from June to September and December to March.

All domestic airlines operate Lukla flight from Ramechhap in April to May and October to November. Ramechhap is 130km from Kathmamndu. So private vehicle on ground and domestic airlines for Lukla are used.

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Heli as an Alternative transportation

Sometimes, they cannot fly in or out Lukla due to the bad weather. So, helicopter can be an only option during bad weather. But it is very expensive. It cost is $250 to 500 for sharing helicopter in one way. Sharing helicopter is not possible always.

What is luggage weight limit?

On the airport your luggage will be weighed before boarding to the plan. The weight limit is up to 10kg luggage and 5kg hand-carry. Exceeding more than this weight will incur additional fees, which you are responsible for paying.

Porters for Everest Base Camp trek 

We use porter from Lukla. Mostly porters are from mountain region. They are strong, honest and experienced in this trek. We have been using those porter who they did not have opportunity to go to school and now facing difficulties and really need a job.

What are the permits required for Everest Base Camp Trek?

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For Everest Base Camp trek you need two different kinds of permits which are as follows:

  1. Sagarmatha National Park Permit (NRS 3000 per person), Monjo
  2. Local Rural Municipality Entrance Permit (NRS 2000 per person), Lukla

Required documents for the permits

You need to give your passport details to the local authority in Lukla and Monjo to issue these permits. After obtaining these permits, you must check in at the checkpoint, which is situated nearby.

Do the agency issue the permits for me?

Yes, your guide will arrange and obtain all the necessary permit for the trek. You don’t have to worry about the permits or any documents for trekking.

During Departure, who will assist me in the Airport?

During departure, a private vehicle will be arranged for you in time. You can have your own choice if you want an assistance or not. Usually, Mr. Chin will go himself or he will send your guide with you.

Where can I store my luggage in Kathmandu?

The hotel where you are staying will safely keep any items you might need to leave behind before beginning your Everest Base Camp trek. After finishing the trek, you can get your items back from the hotel.

How do I get On-Arrival Visa for Nepal?

You can obtain tourist visa on-arrival at the Tribhuvan international airport under department of Immigration.

However, Indian nationals doesn’t require visa and some countries – Nigeria, Ghana, Syria, Iraq, Zimbabwe, Swaziland, Somalia, Cameroon, Afghanistan cannot get On-Arrival visa. They have to acquire the visa prior their arrival from their nearby embassy. For SAARC and Chinese nationals visa is issued for free of cost.

On Arrival Visa Fee:

15 Days – 30 USD

30 Days – 50 USD

90 Days – 125 USD

To issue the visa you need to fill the form online or may use kiosk machine which are available inside the arrival hall. You need two passport size photo for this.

What happens if the Lukla flight is delayed?

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There are several scenarios if a flight to or from Lukla is delayed.

  • If the bad weather caused the delay, the flight will be rescheduled for the following day when the weather is clear again. Trekkers may need to stay an extra day or two until the flight can take off.
  • If the flight delay is due to technical issues with the plane, the airline may try to fix the problem and reschedule the flight for the same day. Alternatively, the trekkers may be asked to wait until the next day or until a replacement plane arrives.
  • If the delay is due to other unforeseen circumstances, the airline may provide compensation or refunds to the trekkers. However, this is not always the case and it is best to check with the airline’s policies and terms and conditions.

In any case, trekkers should be prepared for flight delays and make sure they have enough supplies and backup plans in case of unexpected delays.

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What is the best time to trek to Everest Base Camp?

Nepal is for all season but out of four seasons, Autumn (September to November) and Spring (March to May) is considered most favorable and best season to execute Everest Base Camp trek.

Mostly trekking season kicks off in late September as the monsoon ends. June to august offers great green views of lower Himalayan region and best temperature for trekking.

Everest Base Camp trek during Autumn season

The autumn season, which lasts from September through November, is the ideal time to trek to Everest Base Camp because of the clear skies, dry days, pleasant temperatures, and fresh air.

Advantages of doing Everest Base Camp trek in Autumn.

  1. Dry days, clear skies, comfortable temperature and fresh air.
  2. Panoramic mountain views
  3. Better prices in trip package
  4. Less chance of snowfall
  5. Chances of seeing Nepal’s greatest festival Dashain and Tihar

Disadvantages of doing Everest Base Camp trek in Autumn.

  1. Since, it is trekking season it might be quite crowded
  2. Weather is a little colder than spring season

Everest Base Camp trekking during Spring season

The spring season which, lasts from March through May, is also a very favorable season for Everest Base Camp trek. With the warm weather and rhododendrons on the trails, it feels like being welcomed by nature. During this period of time the day is longer which allows you to explore the trail more and gives you good visibility in early morning as well.

Advantage of doing Everest Base Camp trek in Spring

  1. Longer days to explore trail more
  2. Clear skies providing good mountain views
  3. Beautiful trails with rhododendrons and other flowers in bloom
  4. Good visibility in the early morning
  5. Comfortable temperature
  6. Less chance of rain and snowfall

Disadvantage of doing Everest Base Camp trek in Spring

  1. Nights might be quite cold
  2. The trial may be little bit crowded since it is a trekking season

Everest Base Camp trek during summer season

If you love challenges and you want to go extreme then Everest Base Camp trek during winter may be a thing you should try. From any angle mountain region of Nepal looks beautiful. Of course, it is going to be challenging, so you should prepare yourself extra for this exclusive trek.

Advantage of doing Everest Base Camp trek in Summer

  1. Less crowd, you could have a quality time
  2. Best temperature for trekking
  3. Green hills views
  4. Observing flora and fauna

Disadvantages of doing Everest Base Camp trek in Summer

  1. Rain may cause some difficulty
  2. The temperature rises remarkably

Everest Base Camp trek during Winter season

This time is a lot more comfortable than summer season. Though the weather is chilly it is possible to trek to Everest Base Camp.

Advantages of doing Everest Base Camp trek in Winter

  1. Less crowd, more space to enjoy in Himalayas
  2. Prices in trek and flights tends to drop a bit low
  3. Spectacular view
  4. No bugs and insects
  5. Might encounter rare wildlife

Disadvantages of doing Everest Base Camp trek in Winter

  1. The nights can be quite cold
  2. Fast blowing wind during days
  3. Days are shorter

Everest Base Camp Trek itinerary:

Here is an outline itineary of this popular Everest Base Camp Trek which takes 14 Days to complete. It also includes 2 acclimatization day which is very important to have in EBC trek.

  • Day 01: Arrival in Kathamndu City & Transfer to Hotel (Inside Thamel area)
  • Day 02: Flight to Lukla & Trek to Phakding (Flight will be from either Kathmandu or Ramechhap)
  • Day 03: Trek to Namche Bazar (Approx 6 hours trek)
  • Day 04: Acclimatization day in Namche Bazar (Visit Syangboche 3,800m for Mt. Everest View)
  • Day 05: Trek to Deboche via Tyangboche (3,860m altitude)
  • Day 06: Trek to Dingboche – 4,450m altitude
  • Day 07: Second Acclimatization Day in Dingboche
  • Day 08: Trek to Lobuche – 4,910m altitude (Approx 6 hour walk)
  • Day 09: Trek to Everest base camp 5,364m via Gorakshep 5,180m and back to Gorakshep for an overnight
  • Day 10: Hike to Kalapathar 5,545m early morning – 1:30 hours for sun rising view, Back to Gorakshep and trek down to Pheriche 4,200m
  • Day 11: Trek to Namche Bazar 3,440m – 7 hours
  • Day 12: Trek Back to Lukla
  • Day 13: Fly to Ramechhap/Kathmandu and drive to the hotel
  • Day 14: Departure from Kathmandu to home

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Cost Details of Everest Base Camp Trek

The cost of an Everest Base Camp trek varies depending on factors such as the duration of the trek, the route taken, the type of accommodation and transportation used, and the number of porters or guides hired. Here is are the services that your cost cover in this 14 Days Everest Base Camp Trek.

What is inclusion in EBC trek package?

  • Two nights hotel in Kathmandu on basis of twin sharing with breakfast
  • Airport Pick-Ups & Drops
  • Kathmandu – Lukla – Kathmandu flight tickets (June to September and December to March)
  • Ramechhap – Lukla – Ramechhap flight tickets (April to May and October to November)
  • Kathmandu – Ramechhap – Kathmandu private vehicle
  • Lodge accommodation during trekking (5 nights attached bathroom 1 night at Phakding, 3 nights at Namche and 1 night at Lukla, 6 nights common twin sharing bedroom) Hot shower with attached bathroom
  • Meals: Breakfast, lunch and dinner with tea or coffee cup
  • Seasonal fruits with dinner
  • An experienced trekking guide
  • An assistant trekking guide if more than 6 people in a group
  • An Experienced porter for two trekkers from Lukla
  • Sagarmatha national park entrance fee
  • Pasang Lhamu Rural municipality entrance fee
  • Water purification tablet
  • A comprehensive medical kit
  • Pristine Nepal Treks duffle bag for trekking
  • Pristine Nepal Treks T-Shirt as a souvenir
  • Coordination in emergency cases
  • All paper work
  • A farewell dinner at Nepali restaurant

What is not included in EBC trek package?

  • International flight
  • Nepal visa fee (US$ 30 for 15 days, US$ 50 for 30 days)
  • Tips to guide, porter and driver
  • Personal expenses such as WiFi, hot shower except for attached bathroom, snacks and desert, soft and hard drinks
  • Extra nights stay in Kathmandu in the case of early arrival and late departure

For full details about the EBC cost, we have “Everest Base Camp Trek Cost | Complete breakdown”.

Everest Base Camp Trail Map:

Kathmandu is the starting point as well as the ending point for the Everest Base Camp trek. The EBC map is designed according to the itinerary. Some popular mountains are also listed on the map for easy reading.

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Everest Base Camp Trek Map

Things To Pack For Everest Base Camp Trek:

Here are the essentials gears you need to pack for your Everest Base Camp Trek:

Essential clothing items for Everest Base Camp trek:

  1. Down jackets
  2. Trekking boots
  3. Long sleeve t shirts
  4. Gortex waterproof, windproof jackets
  5. Hiking socks
  6. Beanie
  7. UV rays protected sun glasses
  8. Nylon wind proof pants
  9. Water bottles
  10. Gloves
  11. Hat
  12. Neck gaiter

Essential trekking gears and supplies for Everest Base Camp Trek

  1. Duffle bag (It is provided by us without extra charges if you trek with us)
  2. Minimum 40L daypack for carrying essential items during the trek
  3. Water bottles or Camelbak (Hydration bladder)
  4. Sleeping bags
  5. Trekking poles
  6. Quick dry trekking towels

Essential toiletries during Everest Base Camp Trek

  1. Toilet paper
  2. Soap
  3. Shampoo
  4. Diaper rash cream
  5. Toothbrush & Toothpaste
  6. Sunscreen
  7. Lip balm
  8. Wet wipes
  9. Hand sanitizer
  10. Hair brush

Foods and Snacks

  1. Snacks (which includes chocolate bars and Protein & carb containing foods)
  2. Thermos (For storing hot water for longer time)
  3. Re hydration powder (To stay hydrated)

Important Documents

  1. Passport (It is needed for entry gate registration)
  2. Visa
  3. Travel insurance

Additional Supplies for Everest Base Camp Trek

  1. Portable solar charger/power bank
  2. Playing cards or any other games
  3. DSLR cameras
  4. Book

In this short packing list for Everest Base Camp Trek some items are provided by Pristine Nepal and some are not. Which is clearly mentioned in Cost inclusion and exclusion chart.

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Everest Base Camp Trek Difficulty:

Everest Base Camp trek is considered a challenging trip. The high altitudes, cold temperatures, trekking durations and rugged trails and terrain makes the trek a bit challenging for any kinds of trekkers.

Without a proper training and guidance it will add more difficulties. Hence you have to be physically, mentally and spiritually fit to do the Everest trek.

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You have to walk 4-6 hour daily on average while at the same time gaining elevation each day. Therefore, even seasoned hikers may find the trail challenging. Moreover, the treeline ends at Pangboche village (3,985 m), where there is a considerable drop in oxygen levels.

Therefore, if you are planning for the Everest base camp trek you have to be well prepared prior to hitting the trail to avoid any difficulties on the trek.

Preparation for Everest Base Camp Trek:

There is two effective way to prepare for Everest Base Camp trek-Training and Guide. Training for Everest Base Camp includes building your stamina whereas Guide for Everest Base Camp means getting the top-notch tips from professionals.

To make it easy to understand, I will only highlight the main points to prepare for the Everest Base Camp trek.

a) Preparing EBC trek by Training:

Training for Everest Base Camp means building your stamina. Without any stamina to walk further, you will never complete your EBC journey. Thus, here are some exercises that you can try to prepare for the EBC trek:

If you want detailed information about how you can maximize your stamina then check our “How to train for EBC trek for beginners” guide.

b) Preparing EBC trek with tips:

If you are like me who always seek information before heading to the destination then the idea of “50 best tips for EBC” may sound awesome. Why not right? It’s all for success. However, I will only point out the best and most used tips among those 50 tips.

Here are the most used tips in Everest Base Camp Trek:

  • Always walk slowly & Be hydrated
  • Bring Extra Nepalese currency with you in trekking
  • Pack your backpack light & important gears only
  • Avoid any hard drinks during the trekking
  • Choose the best time to trek Everest Base Camp
  • Always start your trek early

All pros and beginners follow these tips. If you are new to trekking then you might also like “Top 7 beginners tips for 2022”

How fit should I be for the EBC trek?

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You should have moderate level fitness for the Everest trekking. Additionally, becoming mentally and spiritually fit is just as important as becoming physically fit. If you have any prior hiking or trekking experience, the better. We advise you to engage in cardiovascular and aerobic exercises like running, swimming, yoga, etc.

Can a beginner complete the EBC trek?

Of course. With proper fitness, right mindset and guidance anybody can do this trek. Altitude is the major difficult factor during the Everest trek. However, you have to walk slow and steady to cope with the higher altitude. Be sure to take in a plenty of fluids and listen to your guide instructions.

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Can I pre-book the Everest Base Camp Trek?

Yes. You can easily make reservation or online booking through our website depending on the time you have on your disposal. Fill out the form in our contact or inquiry section, which is accessible on the package, and submit it to us. We will respond to your mail within 24 hours.

To confirm your booking, you will need to pay US $300 of the total price (this is for to confirm and book the Lukla flight ticket) and the rest can be paid in Kathmandu. Also, you need to send us your passport scan-copy, and passport size photos.

Online Payment System

We have quick, easy and secure online payment gateway system in our website. Find the online payment portal which is located at the top/header of our website or it is available inside the package too.

Everest Base Camp Trek Acclimatization?

Altitude sickness is the most common questions to all the trekkers doing the Everest trek. Most of the time you will be trekking at elevations exceeding 3000 meters. The highest point we will reach is Kalapatthar, which is 5,545 meters. Hence, we need proper acclimatization for the EBC trek.

We have allocated two days of acclimatization at Namche on the third day and at Dingboche on the sixth day of the trek respectively. These two days are the crucial as it helps to adjust your body to the ascending altitudes throughout the trek.

Our guide will check your oxygen level and heart rate (using oximeter) each day to ensure your safety from the altitude sickness.

We encourage you to drink plenty of fluids to prevent any possible altitude symptoms. Also, walk slowly and maintain your breathing. And, do not hesitate to let your guide know if you are having any difficulties.

What are we doing in the rest/acclimatization day?

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At rest day in Namche, after breakfast you will first go to Tenzing Norgey Sherpa memorial park. Further, hike to the Everest viewpoint to catch the glimpse of Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse, Amadablam and many others.

In the meantime you will also be going to the highest situated Hotel Everest View (3,962m/13000ft) for a tea break. Return back and you can explore the Namche Bazar thoroughly.

At Dingboche you will be hiking to Nangkartshang peak (5,121m) which is a 2-3 hours hike. The top offers you the stunning view of Island peak, Lhotse, Amadablam among many others.

Can I add extra days for acclimatization?

Basically, two days are allotted for acclimatization in the standard Everest Base Camp trek plan. However, in case you need extra days then we can prepare the trip plan according to your request. Additionally, if you encounter any problems or difficulties while on the trek, we can extend the trip duration for an additional cost.

How to prevent altitude sickness During Everest Base Camp trek?

During the trek you will be achieving the altitude of 5545m. Which is a remarkable altitude. If you commit this high altitude without proper preparation then, the mountains will not be very friendly.

There is a difference between dehydration headache and altitude sickness. Both will cause you headache but there is big difference between two of them. You can continue after a dehydration headache also after some care and medicine but if you catch altitude sickness then we suggest you to descend as soon as possible and concern to hospital.

Here are some useful tips to prevent altitude sickness during Everest Base Camp trek in Nepal:

  • Avoid ascending more than 500m a day
  • Slow and steady wins the race
  • Have a rest day after gaining the altitude of 600 to 900m
  • Avoid flying directly to high-altitude areas
  • Drink plenty of water and don’t let yourself feel thirsty. If you feel thirsty then understand that you are slowly getting dehydrated.
  • Strictly avoid alcoholic products and smoking
  • Consume a high-calorie diet
  • Avoid exposure to extreme sunlight

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How cold will be my room on the trek?

The Everest region is one of the high altitude treks, thus the rooms there will be cold most of the time, especially in the morning and evening. However, the lodges or teahouses provides you an additional sheet of blankets on requests. You need to carry sleeping bag -20 degree for this trek. Either you can bring with you or you can rent in Thamel.

Do we get laundry facility during trek?

Normally you will not have laundry facility during the trek. So, we suggest you to bring at least 4 t-shirts and a down jacket for the trek. Up to Namche bazar you can get your t-shirt washed on the acclimatization day but the drying part depends upon weather. So, it might not be very reliable.

Do we get Wi-fi or internet facility during trek?  

WiFi and internet facilities are available in Everest region.  Neither wi-fi nor mobile data is reliable in the Everest region. You can pay and get wi-fi in every hotel but it is not really useful.

Everest link and air link are widely used sources for the Wi-fi in Everest region.

Can we drink tap water during trek?

The water in Everest region comes from the Himalayas. Even though if the water looks very clean, it is not a very good idea to drink water from the tap during trek. First thing is the water is very cold and it might contain bacteria. It can cause you stomach pain and diarrhea during trek.

So as an alternative you can use water purifying tablet to filter the water and consume it after 30 minutes. Hot water is also available at every in every hotel. We suggest you to drink warm water.

Even the water coming from river and waterfall are also not safe to drink. You can buy mineral water on the way. Since we discourage plastic use, we suggest you to buy a portable water bottle and re use it.

Other Useful FAQ of Everest Base Camp Trek

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Here are some other useful FAQ of Everest Base Camp Trek that you may find useful.

Can I get refund if I don’t finish my trekking?

We apologize if you don’t finish your trekking. We cannot refund because we pay for all permits, guides, porters, Lukla tickets in advanced.

How much money should I bring extra for Everest base camp trek?

You need some extra money always even you are buying package. You need to pay for your personal expenses such as hot shower, snacks and deserts, bar bills, WI FI internet, foods except for during trekking, tipping to guide and porters, emergency cases such as altitude sickness, natural disaster, flight cancelation etc. Keep US$500 extra with you.

During Early arrival and late departure in Everest base camp trek:

It is absolutely fine if you are coming early for Everest base camp trek. We will pick you up from the airport and bring your hotel. Pay yourself for your extra night in Kathmandu.

And it is fine too if you have late departure. We will drop to the airport three hours before your flight whenever you go. Pay yourself for extra nights in Kathmandu.

Does trekking guide speak English?

All of our guides speak English. They are all seven years plus experienced in this Everest base camp trek. Some of our guides have more than 15 and 18 years experienced here. They are highly dedicated and experienced, friendly and hard working person.

We use porter from Lukla. Mostly porters are from mountain region. They are strong, honest and experienced in this trek. We have been using those porter who they did not have opportunity to go to school and now facing difficulties and really need a job.

How long do we need to walk per day during our Everest Base Camp trek?

The cost of an Everest Base Camp trek varies depending on factors such as the duration of the trek, the route taken, the type of accommodation and transportation used, and the number of porters or guides hired. Here is are the services that your cost cover in this 14 Days Everest Base Camp Trek

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Detailed Itinerary

A-city-having-more-temple-than-houses-KathmanduWe will meet you at Tribhuvan International Airport. Unless you have obtained a visa prior to your arrival in Nepal, you will need to get a visa-on-arrival in the immigration department of the airport. Sometimes, this takes some time due to many tourists, but you should clear the airport within 30 minutes to 1 & half hours and we will be waiting there with your name on the Pristine Nepal Treks name board.

We will then drive the 7 km to Thamel (30-minutes) to your hotel where you will meet your trekking guide. We will brief you regarding your Everest Base Camp trek and if you need any trekking gear, we will help to arrange it. If you need sleeping bag and down jacket then you can rent it and we can recommend you a good shop for it.

As you already know, we confirm trip once you have paid a deposit of 20-30% through our online system.  And the remaining balance is recommended to be pais in cash. The reason to accept cash payment as full payment is that our bank takes 3.5% interest in online payments.

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There are sufficient flights to Lukla with domestic airlines for the Everest base camp trek, but most airlines operate their flights from Ramechhap during the busy season. Kathmandu has only one airport with a single runway where both international and domestic airlines operate flight so it has a high volume of air traffic. Lukla weather is also unpredictable, so it can take a long time for a Lukla round trip. It is a 30-minute flight to Lukla from Kathmandu so it should take 90-minutes for the round trip but it generally takes more than two and half hours. This is why all the domestic flights operate from Ramechhap to Lukla during the busy season.

It is a 4 to 5-hour drive to Ramechhap from Kathmandu and the domestic airlines fly to Lukla early in the morning, because Lukla weather is comparatively better in the morning. You need to be in Ramechhap before 7 am so will need to depart from Kathmandu around 2 am.

Once you reached Lukla you will meet our porter, have breakfast and prepare for the day in Phakding. There is a Pasang Lhamu municipality check post at Lukla where we need to buy a local permit for the EBC trek. You will see the Pasang Lhamu statue on top of the exit get before you leave Lukla. Pasang Lhamu Sherpa was the first woman from Nepal who summited Mount Everest on 22 April 1993.

The trekking trail leads you slowly down to Chaurikharka, Chheplung, one of the popular Sherpa villages. After this, you will follow the old trekking trail to Thadokoshi village, Ghat, Chhuthawa and Phakding, and you will experience the Nepal suspension bridge. There will be short downhill and short uphill stretches, but most of the time trail continues at a similar altitude. Villages are not very big in this area and most of the local people are involved in tourism. You will see hydro project pipelines on the way that provide locals with electricity.

You will follow this EBC trail along the Dudhkoshi riverside. After walking for approximately four hours you will reach Phakding, a tourist-oriented village, at 2,660m. There are about 20 lodges, guest houses, hotels and restaurants, and almost all the trekkers stop at Phakding for the first night.

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

accommodation-in-namche-bazarAfter having a wonderful night at Phakding, the second day of the Everest base camp trek will start after a delicious breakfast. Today you trek to the famous Namche Bazar 3,440m. Namche Bazar is called the gateway of Mount Everest. All trekkers and climbers have to come through Namche Bazar to go to Mount Everest.

You should cross the suspension bridge in Phakding which brings you to the other side of the Dudhkoshi River, and you have to follow this beautiful Dudhkoshi River all the time in this Everest trek. You will cross at least five suspension bridges before Namche Bazar. Passing through Tok Tok village, Bangker, Monjo, and Jorsalle will be a fantastic walk in the afternoon. We have to buy a national park entrance permit at the Sagarmatha National Park check post at Monjo. After Monjo, as soon as you cross the river you will stop at Jorsalle for lunch.

After lunch, you will again cross the river and then you will have a steep uphill climb. Approximately one-hour walking will bring you to Larja Dovan where you will see the famous Hillary Bridge with colorful Buddhist prayer flags. Then you need to trek uphill for two hours to Namche Bazar.

6 hours
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

It is very important to have an acclimatization day here. Namche Bazar is located at an elevation of 3,440m above sea level and you are trekking to EBC which is 5,364m. You need to stop at many places over 4,000m before EBC There is always the possibility to have altitude sickness after 3,000m. It is advisable to walk slowly and stay at a place for two nights to avoid altitude sickness.

We suggest you hike even though this is the rest day in the Everest base camp trek.

Normally, our guide will take you to Char camp which is on top of the Namche Bazar where you can see beautiful mountain views including Mount Everest. You will witness the statue of late Sherpa mountaineer Tenzing Norgay and a view of Mount Everest 8,848m, Lhotse 8,516m, Ama Dablam 6,838m, Thamserku 6,608m, Kusum Kangaru Himal 6,367m, Kongde Himal 6,187m, Khumbila, Tawache 6,495m, Nuptse 7,861m and many other high peaks from Char camp.

Go further up to Syangboche 3,800m. It is a steep uphill climb but not too long. Syangboche is famous for two things: its airport which is the highest airport in Nepal, built at an elevation of 3,780m above sea level; and the Everest View Hotel, which is said to be the highest hotel in the world. Enjoy the view of Mount Everest with a hot drink, then go back to Namche Bazar.

Namche Bazar is popular for its market on the weekend, and on Saturdays people from different villages come to Namche Bazar to shop and farmers bring their products to sell. As well as the market, this place offers many trekking and climbing gear shops, banks, restaurants, hotels and lodges, health post, security post, military base, Sagarmatha pollution control committee, small departmental store, sauna bath center, massage center, etc.

 

2 hours
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

New-Tyangboche-Monastery-sceneryAfter stopping at Namche Bazar for two nights, your EBC trek starts again from here to Tyangboche. The first part of the trail is so smooth and nice with a beautiful Everest view. The path is wide and clean through a constant elevation. You will have a panoramic Lukla valley view in the south and a gorgeous view to the North-East. Two hours of pleasant walking will bring you to Lausasa where two trekking routes diverge. The north uphill trail goes to Gokyo lake valley and the east downhill trail takes you to Tyangboche.

You need to hike approximately one hour downhill to Phungi Thanga where we stop for lunch. You will cross another suspension bridges, then you will climb uphill to Tyangboche for approximately two hours. Tyangboche is an important place in the Khumbu region. It has the oldest monastery  and it is the center of the religious faith of the Buddhist Sherpa people.

You need to hike approximately one hour downhill to Phungi Thanga where we stop for lunch. You will cross another suspension bridges, then you will climb uphill to Tyangboche for approximately two hours. Tyangboche is an important place in the Khumbu region. It has the oldest monastery  and it is the center of the religious faith of the Buddhist Sherpa people.

 

Monks live in this monastery and they perform puja every day, in the morning and afternoon. You can go here and get a blessing from a monk. Tyangboche has just five lodges and is very busy in the high season. If you walk half an hour further down, Deboche offers some nice accommodation and we will stop here overnight

6 hours
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

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Dingboche stupa with Ama Dablam view

Today you will trek to Dingboche which is over 4,400m. After a delicious breakfast at Deboche you will commence your hike along a beautiful horizontal path through the rhododendron forest to the Dudhkoshi River. Then you trek uphill to the famous Sherpa village, Pangboche at 4,000m. This village has produced many Sherpa mountain climbers. The tree line is only present in north-facing areas. Pangboche and Somare face south and do not have a tree line at this 4,000m altitude.

After this village, you will travel along the horizontal path for half an hour and then uphill to Somare where you will have an hour-long lunch break. The path is horizontal to Dingboche but the elevation gradually starts to increase. It takes about two and half hours to reach Dingboche at 4,450m.  This comparatively large village is the last in this area and you will spend two nights here.

5 hours
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Trekking to EBC is always challenging due to its high altitude. Many trekkers suffer from altitude sickness in this region. It is not only due to the high elevation: weather conditions also play a major role in altitude sickness. Going slowly and taking acclimatization days at these places will be very helpful to adapting to the environment. Your body will adapt and you will be more likely to make it to Everest base camp.

Hiking to Nangkartshang peak 5,121m will be very helpful on this day. It is a steep uphill climb from Dingboche and takes 2 hour and 30 minutes.  This peak offers beautiful Mount Makalu 8,463m views including Ama Dablam, Lhotse, Island Peak, Kangtega, Thamserku, Tawache, Cholatse, Nuptse, and many other high mountains.

You should then return to Dingboche before lunch and rest for the day. Going up and stopping at a lower elevation is perfect for acclimatization.  Even if you are very careful you can experience altitude problems at this elevation. You must tell your guide if you have a problem. Usually, it will be fine after spending two night here.

5 hours
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

lobuche-viewAfter having two nights at Dingboche you will continue to Lobuche today. The first part of the trail is a gradual uphill trek for 20 minutes. Then you follow a smooth gradual horizontal path heading to Thukla for 2-3 hours. You should cross Small River before Thukla 4,600m. This river comes from the Khumbu glacier and due to the fast melting of the glacier, it always changes its path. Sometimes in summer, it is also very wide. There is no fixed bridge. Local people fix the bridge but it is not stable.

You will stop at Thukla (also called Dukla) at 4,600m for lunch. There are only two lodges and one tea shop therefore it becomes very busy in the high season as most trekkers stop here for lunch.

You need to hike uphill after lunch at Thukla. This part is one of the famous uphills of the EBC trek. It is not that long but trekking here in the afternoon will be difficult and challenging, but also interesting. Approximately one hour of climbing brings you to the top of the mountain where you can witness a popular mountaineer’s memorial, where it is always windy and chilly. Then you need to trek another one and half hours to reach Lobuche.

Normally, the trail is fine here except for during winter. It is a horizontal path but a lot of snow makes it challenging in winter. Lobuche is a tourist-stopping center before Gorakshep and Everest base camp. There are only 6-7 lodges, all of similar categories. Due to its high altitude, many trekkers complain about sleeping here and many trekkers suffer with headaches. A mild headache is acceptable but you have to be very careful if the headache worsens, and you should be fine after having a rest.

Meals here are not that tasty and both Lobuche and Gorakshep both places do not have variety of food because bringing food here is a huge challenge. Most trekkers have little sleep at this altitude.

Our team always carries an oximeter during trekking. You can measure the proportion of oxygenated hemoglobin in the blood of your body. It will help to monitor how your body reacts to this altitude.

6 hours
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Everest-Base-Camp-TrekToday is your Everest base camp day. You need to get up early, have some warm breakfast and start your day around 5 am. The first hour walking will be easy even though this is high-altitude. You will have a gradual horizontal path in the first section. After walking approximately an hour you should have a steep 20-minute uphill climb to Lobuche pass 5,110m. Then the path is formed by melting glaciers so it is unstable in every season. It is about a two-hour walk to Gorakshep but the views are incredible here. Once you reached Gorakshep 5,180m you can take a break for some food.

After stopping for a while you will continue to Everest base camp. It is only one and a half hours to base camp from Gorakshep. If you feel very tired, go slowly and take your time. The trail to base camp from Gorakshep is moderate but is also formed by melting glaciers. Everest base camp is also very unstable due to ice melting. Unfortunately global warming is causing the glacier to melt very quickly. The base camp, where all expedition teams pitch their tents, is located just before the Khumbu icefall area.

Once you reach Everest base camp, we congratulate you. Everest base camp is not only a mountain base camp it is the highest mountain base camp. It is a dream destination for all adventure lovers, all nature lovers, and all mountain lovers. Everest base camp is located over 5,364m above sea level. This is the highest base camp of the highest peak. It is called that you are not a real adventurer if you have not been to Everest base camp.

So take pictures, celebrate your achievement, and enjoy the moment of Everest base camp.  After an unforgettable time at Everest base camp you will go back to Gorakshep for an overnight sleep.

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

everest-base-camp-trekThis day is also important day on this Everest base camp trek. You cannot see Mt Everest from base camp so you need to hike up to Kalapathar 5,545m to see the view of Everest. Sunset from Kalapathar is the best for Everest view. Most people cannot hike to Kalapathar in the evening after a long day trekking to base camp. You need to hike around 90 minutes to Kalapathar from Gorakshep so it is advisable to start from Gorakshep before sunrise.

After seeing the view from Kalapathar, go back to the hotel for breakfast then walk down to Pheriche.

You will follow the same trail you trekked Lobuche and Thukla. After Thukla 4,600m, (you need to cross the River) you take the left trail instead going right to Dingboche. Pheriche is another Sherpa village situated an elevation of 4,200m above sea level. There is a hospital here which is very popular among the high altitude trekkers. All Nepalese guides and porters receive free treatment in this hospital, but tourists need to pay a high fee. This hospital opens only in the busy season. You will see yaks here most of the time in the year. You will have a pleasant sleep here after the nights over 5,000m.

8 hours
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

After stopping overnight at Pheriche, today you will have a long day to Namche Bazar. You need to cross Pheriche pass 4,470m in the first section for less than half an hour. Then trek down to Orsho 4,190, Somare 4,010m and Pangboche village. It will be a constant gradual downhill trek. You will continue walk down and cross Imja Khola (River) then reach Milingo 3,750m, passing through Deboche and reaching to Tyangboche 3,860 is uphill a little. Then it will straight downhill to Phungi Thanga 3,250m from Tyangboche for an hour walk.

Normally, Phungi Thanga will be a lunch stop and then you will trek uphill to Lausasa for an hour. The trail will now be a gradual horizontal path to Namche Bazar for a two hour walk. You will have a lovely room with private bathroom at Namche Bazar and you will enjoy having a hot shower.

7 hours
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Today is the last day of walking on the Everest base camp trek. After a delicious breakfast, you will follow the same trail you hiked up. The first section of the day will be downhill, past the popular Hillary Bridge with colorful Buddhist prayer flags at Larja Dovan and Jorsalle. You will check out from the Sagarmatha National Park at Monjo, then follow Dudhkoshoi river through Bangker, TokTok, Zam Fute, and stop for a lunch at Phakding.

It will be a long day walking through Chhuthawa, Nurning, Ghat, Thado Koshigaun, Chheplung, Chaurikharka and Lukla. The night in Lukla will be the last night on the mountain of Everest base camp trek. Your porter will finish their hard-working job here at Lukla, so don’t forget to celebrate and don’t forget to tip them.

7 hours
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

After having an incredible time on the Everest base camp trek, today you will fly back to Kathmandu.

Lukla flights are operated only from Ramechhap in the high season due to the high air traffic of Kathmandu airport, so we will most probably fly to Ramechhap from Lukla. It is only a 15-minute flight to Ramechhap. Then we will have 5 hours’ drive to Kathmandu.

We will take you to your hotel and the afternoon will be free. We are pleased to offer a farewell dinner at a reputable traditional Nepali restaurant in the evening.

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Finally, we will drop you at the airport according to your flight schedule. We hope you will always retain fond memories of Nepal and your Everest Base Camp trek and will recommend Nepal and Everest base camp to your friends.

Have a wonderful journey ahead.

Thank you so much.

FAQ

What is the price for the group trekking? Will I get discount in Group trekking?

If the group size is more than 3- 6 then you will get extra discount up to 5% even more. And if your group size is more than 6-12 then you will get up to 10% more.

When can I book my trip for Mount Everest Trek?

Spring (March to May) and Autumn (September to November) are the best time for the Everest base camp trek. It means this time will be very busy. So book your trip at least three to six months before your trek.
Except for a fixed date, it can be organized any time of year as per your request.

Can I book my trip at the time of June-Aug?

Yes, you can do it even in June-Aug too but you will need extra days just for incase if anything happens because this is monsoon season. The domestic flight from Kathmandu to Lukla to Kathmandu can be delayed due to bad weather. Normally, weather on high altitude area is fine at this time.

Are there any hidden charges or additional costs?

No, there is no any hidden charges for what we have provided facilities. But if you used the horse for riding, helicopter instead of flying domestic flight, using five-star accommodation in Katmandu, that is your own cost.

Is there an Age limit to trek in Everest Base Camp?

Yes, people as young as Seven and old as 70 have successfully completed the trek. But it doesn’t mean everyone can do, especially if your children have never done any hiking in high altitude before, you can’t bring them just for their safety.

Which Package will be the best for my children?

Ghorepani Poon Hill trek and Chitwan jungle safari will be fine for children. Check these trips on our homepage.

What should I bring for trekking in Everest Base Camp?

Checklist:
• Daypack
• Hiking pants
• Waterproof jacket
• Full – sleeves shirt
• Jumper or pile jacket
• T-shirts
• Trekking boots (waterproof is recommended)
• Camp shoes or Sandal
• Polypropylene/wool socks
• Light cotton socks for under wool socks
• Woolen socks to wear with boots
• Sun hat
• Beanie
• Gloves
• Sunblock for lips
• Sun lotion
• Goggles or sunglasses
• Thermal Long underwear
• Insulated pants
• Nylon windbreaker
• Nylon wind pants
• Water bottle
• Sewing kit
• Medical & first aid kit
• Flashlight
• Batteries and bulbs
• Swiss army knife
• Personal towel
• Personal toiletries and medication which should be labeled

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