Everest Base camp Trek - 15 Days

Everest Base Camp Trek Highlights:

-This 5,364m elevation trek offers the best thrilling adventure through the world’s deadliest airport Lukla to the world’s highest Everest Base Camp.

-A unique taste of Cultures and traditions with interesting foods of Sherpa’s in the Everest region.

-One of the best bucket list trip of Nepal you should get once in a lifetime with full of surprises.

-One of the moderate level trek which is favorable for all types of people including students, professors, families, and budget travelers.

Difficulty Medium-Hard
Duration15 days
Max Elevation5,364 m
Best TimeOct-Dec, Mid-March to Mid-June
ActivitiesTrekking, Culture exploration, Flora & Fauna exploration
Trekking PermitsNational Park Permit,Local Government entrance fee TIMS Card
AccommodationLodge/ Tea House/Hotel
MealsIndian/Nepali/Western/Chinese
Starting/Ending pointKathmandu
RegionEverest, East Nepal
Other InformationPotential altitude problems; Flight Hassle in Lukla

Why choose Everest Base Camp trek of Nepal?

Everest Base Camp trek is a once in a lifetime opportunity to follow the footsteps of first summiters; Tenzing Sherpa & Edmund Hillary. This trek is filled with lots of surprises and challenges which is best for all types of adventurers. If you are with families then this trek can be best for teaching your kids about the backgrounds of the Everest region. They will learn the real cultures and traditions of the outside country which will help them to sharpen their brains. If you are a couple then this trek can be your best gift for each other because you will have an awesome story for other peoples and your kids.

With minimum physical requirements, you can easily trek in this Base Camp. However, it is recommended to have a look at the “50 best tips” from our professionals and the “Fitness level” you will need. If there is any doubt you want to clear then you can ask us anytime at info@pristinenepal.com.

Similarly, we have found that lots of people are afraid to do the trek in this area. They think that this trek is very hard and there are lots of death rates in this area but it’s different nowadays. Because there were fewer details on the internet and the guides were not well trained as well as they were weak at speaking English in the past. Due to these reasons, there was no good communication between guides and tourists. Therefore, due to less guidance from guides, tourists use to get sick and they have to take the risks which result in death.

However, at this present time, you can find lots of useful information on the internet as well as tips. Similarly, new talented guides have already replaced the old ones with good communication skills, good guidance, and basic health treatment knowledge. Around 30,000 tourists visit Mount Everest Base Camp within a year and still increasing because it’s very safe nowadays. That is why EBC trek is still a popular trek in the world and one of the best bucket lists for all.

Are Accommodations good in Everest Base Camp?

Most people think that there are very bad accommodations in EBC but this is not true. Maybe there were bad accommodations in the past but at this present time, you can find lots of good hotels/lodges. Some of the hotels/lodges are upgraded into 3-4 star hotels in the Everest region. Whereas, you will never miss the traditional food taste of Nepali cultures.

It may be true that you may not get the services like the downtown hotels but you will get the scenic views of mountains from Everest hotels/lodges. From Lukla to EBC, you will never miss the Nepali culture taste. Similarly, after the upgrade, there are facilities of Wifi and telephone facilities from Lukla to the top of Everest Base Camp. You can also charge any electronic devices during your stay at any hotel.

Likewise, you can eat veg or non-veg types of meals in this region as well as you will get a clean bed for rest. If you haven’t tasted the Yak meat then you can get it in this place. If you wanted to eat different types of meals rather than Nepali food then there will be Italian, Indian, Chinese and Continental types of meals at every hotel. And all the foods will be made by professional chefs in this region. Therefore, we can say that the accommodations here are good according to the geographical structure and services.

Do I need a Nepali guide for the EBC trek?

Well, there are lots of solo trekkers who have completed this trek but it’s not recommended to do solo trekking in this region. If you are new to this trekking zone then don’t do it solo. You may ask why?

In the trekking seasons like Autumn seasons and Spring seasons, this area will be crowded with tourists. Due to the limited hotels/lodges at some of the places, you may not get a place to stay for the night. Now, remember how you will stay in this region without any accommodations? Now what? A guide can arrange an accommodation facility here. They are experienced and well-trained so they can help you with any difficulties. Similarly, you can get genuine information also as well as a guide that will make your trip fantastic, memorable.

If you take a guide with you then the first responsibility of the guide will be the accommodation facility for you. You will get a room if you take a guide with you. Similarly, they will handle all the food services for you.

Most of the tourists think that the guides are only for showing the way to the destination but it’s not only that. If you hire a guide then he will take all the responsibility for your health, foods, accommodations, rest, guidance and many more. Without a guide, no one can guarantee if you will reach the summit or not. That is why from our point of view, it’s best to hire a good guide with a good experience.

Everest Base Camp trekking Map:

everest base camp trek

This trekking Map is designed as same as the original map of the Everest Base Camp trail. All the routes are not misplaced and created by professionals to make it understandable. You can see other locations also which are the alternative destinations for a customized itinerary.

Everyone says that there is Acute Mountain Sickness (AMS) or Altitude sickness problem: What should I know?

The major problem of this EBC trek is altitude sickness or also known as AMS. And most of the people are afraid to do Everest Camp trek due to this reason. However, there are many ways to find if you are suffering from altitude sickness or not. Likewise, you can also cure it with the right information and instruction from guides.

First of all, you may want to know what is AMS or altitude sickness? To be short, AMS and altitude sickness is similar and both mean the sickness that is caused by high altitude/low oxygen. When your body doesn’t get enough oxygen then it’s likely to occur fast. And in high altitude areas like EBC, there is a very high chance of getting AMS. Similarly, in past there were many cases where tourists used to get AMS very often.

But now in the present time, many things have changed including altitude sickness possibilities. Nowadays, there are very rare cases where people are suffering from AMS/altitude sickness. So why is it?

People are becoming very smart nowadays and most of them know about the AMS and it’s prevention also. Likewise, trekking agencies are also upgrading in Nepal and they are providing quality guides. Most of the guides know about the prevention measures of altitude sickness as well as curing it. That is why there is very little chance to get altitude sickness in Everest Base Camp also.

Day 1
Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu and transfer to Hotel.

Today will be the welcome day for you in the capital city of Nepal, Kathmandu. After your arrival at the International Airport of Kathmandu, our team will be there to pick you up. You will be brought to the 3-4 star hotel of Kathmandu for one night stay.

In the evening, we will have a short meeting to discuss about the information of your insurance as well as the trip. Similarly, the main focus of this meeting is to give you information and to let you meet with the guide.

Usually, most of the peoples get time to explore the Thamel area of Nepal also. So, you can explore the area after finishing our meeting. You can search for the weather in the Everest region also if you get time. However, it is recommended for you to have extra days holidays in case if there is any kind of weather problem/delay in flight.

Accommodation:

-3 to 4-star Hotel.

Best Tips:

Don’t drink any hard drinks as well as don’t walk alone at night. Re-Check all the things you have packed and ask tour operators for any kind of help.

Day 2
Day 02: Kathmandu Heritage Tour

After having a delicious breakfast, our team will accompany you with the Kathmandu heritage tour today. You will visit all the Heritage sites located in Kathmandu and you will learn some unique cultures of Nepal too.

It can be very hot during the day time if it’s the Autumn season. That is why put some light breathable clothes during the trip.

Accommodations:

-3 to 4-star hotel

Best Tips:

You will have a short conversation with your trekking guide before going to Everest Base Camp. Likewise, don’t drink any hard drinks because you will have a flight the next morning.

Day 3
Day 03: Fly to Lukla 2,800m & trek to Phakding 2,660m – 4 hrs

Early in the morning, your guide will come to pick you up in your hotel. You will then go to the airport for Lukla flight. Usually, there are very fewer cases where there is cancelation of flight or delay of flight during the trek. If that problem occurs then there will be several methods we can apply but it will consume an extra day. That is why we recommend you to take a few extra days

before going to trek.

Well, the flight from Kathmandu to Lukla will only take 25-30 minutes. And after reaching Lukla airport, you will then have a short trek to Phakding which is at the elevation of 2,800m. The routes are plain and well maintained while trekking to Phakding. And after reaching the Phakding you will have your lunch. It will only take 4 hours in maximum to reach Pk=hakding even if you walk slowly.

Accommodation:

-You will spend your night in Phakding at the hotel. You will have a good rest in this elevation and you will also get good meals.

Best Tips:

-Don’t drink hard drinks as well as maintain your hygiene. Follow the instruction of your guide like walk slowly, drink lots of water etc.

Day 4
Day 04: Trek to Namche Bazar 3,440m – 06 hrs

Today you will enter the territory of Sagarmatha National Park which is also one of the World Heritage sites. Similarly, we will start the trek as soon as we have our breakfast in Phakding. We will have our Lunch at Jorsalle village which is the final village before reaching the Namche Bazar.

For better knowledge about the route to Namche Bazar; we will just follow the Dudh Koshi stream until we reach Namche Bazar. Likewise, it will only take a minimum of 6 hours to reach Namche Bazar. The road is a little steep upward at some point. And you will have your first glance of Mount Everest before reaching Namche Bazar.

Accommodations;

-Namche Bazar is a well-developed city in the Everest region. You can find lots of good hotels to stay for the night.

Best Tips:

It’s 3,440m altitude in Namche Bazar. So, you have to walk slowly and drinks lots of fluids. Similarly, don’t skip foods.

Day 5
Day 05: Acclimatization day, hike to Everest view hotel 3,810m

After reaching the Namche Bazar with an elevation of 3,440m, you will take an Acclimatization day today. This day is very important because an acclimatization day means adjusting your body with the surroundings.

At elevation of 3,440m, you can feel low oxygen there and trekking to another destination can be risky on this day. Remember, walking slowly is the key to success to reach Mount Everest Base Camp.

On this day, you can either visit the market place or you can hike to Everest view hotel where you can have a warm tea or coffee in front of Mount Everest. Likewise, exploring the Namche Bazar is also fun where you can visit the oldest Museum in Namche Bazar. Also, Namche Bazar is the main city of the Everest region and you can find many ways to enjoy your day.

Accommodation:

-Namche Bazar is very well maintained nowadays and all the hotels/lodges here are well maintained. You will really get a good place to sleep in Namche Bazar also.

Best Tips:

-Today is the acclimatization day and that is why you shouldn’t sleep the whole day. Similarly, drinking alcohol is also prohibited. Drink lots of water as well as maintain your hygiene.

Day 6
Day 06: Trek to Tyangboche 3,810m – 06 hrs

Tyangboche is the home of Monks where you will learn the cultures based on Tibetan cultures. After an acclimatization day in Namche Bazar, it will be a little easy to trek to Tyangboche. However, walk slowly and drink lots of water to be free from Altitude sickness.

When trekking to Tyangboche/Tengboche, you will encounter lots of prayer flags in the way also. Similarly, you will be surrounded by the beautiful Mountains until you reach Mount Everest Base Camp. And to reach the Tyangboche it will only take 6 hours on average. In Tyangboche, you can see the oldest monastery of the Everest region also.

Accommodation:

There are limited tea houses in this area but you will get the room. Your guide or porter will already book the room for you. The room is decent here and clean.

Best Tips:

Watch out for any Yak caravans in your way. Similarly, drink hot water and read books if you don;t feel asleep.

Day 7
Day 07: Trek to Dingboche 4,450m – 06 hrs

As you trek further, the more it will get exciting because all the mountains will be very close enough. Today we will trek to Deboche through the lush rhododendron forest.

We will start our trek as soon as we eat breakfast. Today’s trek is steep upward to Pangboche which is also a Sherpa village. You will have your lunch at Somare which is near to Dingboche. Similarly, from Tyangboche to Dingboche, it’s just 6 hours walk with extraordinary landscapes views. From here also, you will witness the Mount Everest hidden between the Lhotse-Nuptse ridge as well as Ama Dablam.

Accommodations:

You will spend your night at the tea house where you will get a delicious meal and a clean bed.

Best Tips:

It will be too cold here at night that is why you have to wear warm clothes. Don’t forget to warm your feet importantly and drink lots of water.

Day 8
Day 08: Acclimatization day at Dingboche

Today will be another rest day/acclimatization day at 4,450m in Dingboche. You can either climb to Nagarjuna peak or explore Dingboche. If you climb to Nagarjuna peak then it’s nearly 5,100m high which is best for acclimatization. However, Nagarjuna’s peak is terribly steep upward to climb which is also very hard but it’s worth it.

Today’s acclimatization day will help you to tackle altitude sickness as well as it will help you to boost your energy. Success to climb Nagarhuna peak is the same as reaching the Mount Everest Base Camp.

Accommodation:

A decent meal with a clean bed is available in this area. It’s up to -25°C outside at night while it will be warmer inside.

Best Tips:

It is not compulsory to do the Nagarjuna peak climb but if you climb then watch the steps. Watch for the slippery paths, rocks and drink lots of fluids. Walk slowly and don’t push yourself hard.

Day 9
Day 09: Trek to Lobuche 4,910m – 06 hrs

After a second acclimatization day in Dingboche, you will be almost ready for Everest Base Camp. Trekking to Lobuche will be easy as pie if you have climbed to Nagarjuna peak.

Similarly, today will be a long walk from Dingboche to Lobuche which will take up to 6 hours. That is why we will walk early in the morning after a delicious breakfast. You’ll have a lunch break at Thukla/Dukla at 4,630m altitude.

Always remember that walking slowly is the key to success while trekking as well as drink enough water. Once you come across the highest of the mountain, you’ll see several memorials of various mountaineers. Similarly, the path is a little complicated to Lobuche from this place.

Accommodations:

Best place to stay at this high altitude with a warm bed and clean food services.

Best Tips:

Keep your body warm and don’t drink any hard drinks.

Day 10
Day 10: Trek to Everest base camp via Gorakshep & back to Gorakshep for an overnight stop - 07 hrs

After a 2 day acclimatization and 6 days of continuous walk, you will finally achieve your goal today. Today, after breakfast in Lobuche, we will head to Gorakshep which is not so hard. And from Lobuche, it will only take 3 hours minimum to reach Gorakshep. And from there, it will only take 2 hours to reach Everest Base Camp.

Similarly, it will take up to 7 hours to do Everest Base Camp round trip. Most of the peoples get confused in Everest Base Camp whether Mount Everest can be seen or not. However, you will not see Mount Everest from Everest Base Camp. But, from Kalapathar, you can see the Mount Everest Base Camp. If you want to hike to Kalapathar then you can customize this trek also.

Accommodation:

WIfi and Telephone facility with a clean bed and a decent meal.

Best Tips:

Walk slowly and don’t overdo. If you feel tired then rest no matter how much time it will take but don’t overdo. Drink lots of water and finish the trek.

Day 11
Day 11: Trek down to Pheriche 4,210m – 06 hrs

After an incredible experience in Everest base camp, it’s time to trek right down to Lukla. You will get a delicious breakfast here. From Gorakshep, it’s all downhill to Pheriche 4,210m for an overnight stop.

If you feel tired then there will be an alternative place for overnight stay. But if you can walk then we will head down to Pheriche which will take up to 6 hours.

Accommodation:

Good hotel/lodges with a nice room.

Day 12
Day 12: Trek to Namche Bazar – 07 hrs

You will be amazed by how easy it is to head back to Namche Bazar. You will be energized again because you will experience how you can breathe easily. Similarly, today you will have a wonderful sleep at Namche Bazar.

Accommodation:

Luxury hotels with the best foods and clean bed

Best Tips:

Get something from this amazing place as a token of memory if possible. If you came here with guide and porter then enjoy the night. You can drink also.

Day 13
Day 13: Trek to Lukla – 07 hrs

Today is the last day in the Everest region after accomplishing the EBC trek. Now all the things will be your beautiful memory so don’t forget to enjoy the last day also. You will stay your last stay in Lukla.

Accommodation:

Nice hotels/lodges with delicious meals

Best Tips:

If you are with the guide and the porter then don’t forget to give them tips as a token of love. Because of them, you passed the Everest Base Camp trek.

Day 14
Day 14: Fly back to Kathmandu

Today will be the last day you will see all the beautiful nature of the Everest region. You will have a 25-30 min flight to Kathmandu. After your arrival, our team will come to pick you up. Similarly, today will be our treat for a successful trip or a farewell party. Today will be your final stay in Nepal if you have a flight tomorrow.

Accommodation:

Good hotels/lodges

Day 15
Day 15: Departure from Kathmandu to home

Today will be your departure day from Nepal. You will be transferred to the International airport as per your flight time today. If you have time then we will appreciate you rate us so that we can improve better and better.

If you don’t have a flight today then still we will transfer you to the airport as per your flight day. Similarly, we will keep in touch with each other.

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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 which will cost you $1,402 per person. And if your group size is more than 6-12 then you will get up to 10% more which will cost you $1327 per person.

How it works?

Your money will be utilized for renting equipment’s to trek in Everest Base Camp, Guide fee, Porter Charge, National park entrance fee, rural municipality entrance fee, transportation fee, domestic flight ticket to Kathmandu-Lukla-Kathmandu, food, and accommodation during the trekking, hotel, and breakfast in Kathmandu.

When can I book my trip for Mount Everest Trek?

Well, our booking for Mount Everest trek always starts from 1 Sep-Dec and 1 Feb-May in Nepal, which means you can choose any date between them. Except for this fixed date, it can be organized any time of year as per your request as well as you can see the best dates recommended by us in dates section.

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.

Can I customize my trip?

Of course, you can customize the trip but the trip should not be less than 14 days and it should not include any harm to the reputation of the company. If you need any help then you can send us an email.

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, then only that is your own cost to pay.

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, Chitwan jungle safari, Mustang Tour will be best for most of the children.

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

Cost Inclusion

  • Airport picks up & drops
  • Kathmandu heritage sightseeing with monument fee
  • Tour guide
  • Transportation for sightseeing
  • Three-night hotel in Kathmandu with breakfast on twin sharing basis
  • Kathmandu-Lukla-Kathmandu flight tickets
  • Baggage allowance 10kg check-in & 5kg hand carry
  • Guide flight Kathmandu-Lukla-Kathmandu
  • Lodge accommodation during the trekking
  • Meals: breakfast, Lunch, & dinner tea or coffee per meals only in trekking
  • Fresh fruits with dinner
  • National park permit
  • TIMS Card
  • Pasang Lhamu Rural Municipality local permit
  • Trekking equipment: Down Jacket & four season sleeping bag
  • English speaking, government license holder trekking guide
  • Sherpa porter (food, accommodation, insurance, salary)
  • Water purification
  • Medical kits
  • Coordination for emergency cases
  • Farewell dinner at the reputable restaurant

Cost Exclusion

  • Nepal visa fee
  • Travel insurance
  • Personal expenses such as laundry, telephone bills, bar bills, chocolate, shower, WIFI etc
  • All types of soft & hard drinks
  • Tips to guide & porter
  • Extra nights in Kathmandu hotel in the case early returns
  • All things which are not mentioned in includes

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Price From USD 1,550 USD $ 1,475/person
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Trip Facts

  • Private vehicle/Taxi/domestic flight
  • 2+
  • 5,364m

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