Everest Base Camp Trek

Everest Base Camp Trek
Activity
Trekking
Destination
Nepal
  • Trip Grade
    Moderate 
  • Max Altitude
    5545 Meters
  • Group Size
    Min 1 Pax. 
  • Meals
    B.L.D 
  • Accommodation
    Hotel/Guesthouse 
  • Best Time
    March - May & Sept - Dec 
Top Seller
All Inclusive Price: $1,420USD

Trip Overview

A trip to Everest Base Camp is on the bucket list for many adventurous nature lovers. Far from an ordinary trip, this majestic trek will introduce travelers to new challenges with every turn. Resting just below the Khumbu Glacier, Everest Base Camp is well-known all around the world and is an important landmark in any geography lesson. The Everest Base Camp Trek is an adventure that allows travelers a glimpse into life in the Himalayas and to experience the tallest peak in the world, up-close.

People have been fascinated by Mount Everest for centuries, with Sir Edmund Hilary and Tenzing Norgay Sherpa being the first people to successfully summit the mountain in 1953. Since then, hundreds of travelers flock to Nepal every year to see the mountains that have captured the hearts and minds of so many people throughout history.

The 16-day Everest Base Camp Trek is not simply a regular tour, but an experience of a lifetime. You will spend your days walking along rugged Himalayan trails with views of snow-capped mountains, icy glaciers, and Sherpa heritage. You will also be introduced to some of the world’s highest mountains including Mount Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse, Ama Dablam, and Cho Oyu, to name just a few. Furthermore, you will be able to experience the Sherpa lifestyle and grow to appreciate their exceptional hospitality.

Every step of your Trek to Everest Base Camp will be incredible, beginning with the scenic flight from Kathmandu to Lukla. The 30-minute flight will treat you to views of lush green Himalayan forests and snow-capped peaks. With a runway of only 527 meters long, the Tenzing-Hillary Airport has one of the shortest runways in the world, adding to the adventure.

After landing in Lukla, the trek begins through the narrow alleyways of the village. Here, the walk is relatively easy and gradual as you walk along the Dudh Koshi River. After passing through the Sherpa villages of Phakding, Benkar, and Jorsalle, you will arrive in Namche Bazarr, also known as the gateway to the Himalayas.

Here, you will have some time to acclimatize and rest before moving on. You will walk through the pine forest to Tengboche where you will visit Khumbu’s largest monastery and gain a deeper understanding of the spiritual aspects of the mountains. You will also witness stunning views of Ama Dablam, Mount Everest, and Nuptse.

As you continue walking to Dingboche, you will pass many villages, mani walls, and chortens, with views of Ama Dablam in the background. Located at 4410 meters, Dingboche will be your second acclimatization stop. On this leisure day, you may hike to the nearby Nagarjun hill to take in the surrounding hills and mountains that make up the Everest Region.

After this rest day, you will move on towards Lobuche. At this time, the trail becomes a bit drier and the mountains will become even closer as you pass through ancient stone-walled villages. On the way to Lobuche, you will cross Thukla Pass, which is decorated with stone shrines and memorials of climbers who did not make it home.

After that, you will walk along the Moraine of Khumbu Glacier towards Gorak Shep. The terrain will be quite rocky but this simply means you have almost reached your destination – Everest Base Camp!

The next morning, you can hike to Kala Patthar, which is a gray-green cliff, just beneath Mount Pumori. This is a famous viewpoint at 5545 meters and is the highest elevation on the 16-day Everest Base Camp Trek. After reaching the Summit, you will be treated to a 360-degree panoramic view of the Himalayas including Mount Everest, Nuptse, Pumori, and Changtse.

After making it to Everest Base Camp and reveling in your accomplishment, you will begin to retrace your footsteps, walking back to Lukla and flying to Kathmandu.

Our 16-day Everest Base Camp Trekking is an excellent choice for adventure enthusiasts and trekkers who are looking to experience the Himalayas in the most authentic way possible. Do not pass up this unforgettable journey to see the Himalayas up close and personal.

Why You Should Choose the Everest Base Camp Trek!

  • The Everest Base Camp Trek begins with a breathtaking flight from Kathmandu to Lukla. This 30-minute flight to the Tenzing-Hillary Airport is both thrilling and extreme while allowing you to enjoy some of the best scenery Nepal has to offer
  • You will be able to stand at the foothills and enjoy breathtaking views of some of the world’s highest mountains, including Everest, Nuptse, Makalu, and more.
  • There will be opportunities to explore the Sherpa capital of Namche Bazaar.
  • You will have the opportunity to relish the 360-degree mountain panorama from Kala Patthar.
  • You will catch a glimpse of the world-famous Khumbu Glacier and Khumbu Icefall.
  • A visit to Khumbu’s largest monastery at Tengboche will allow you to have a rich spiritual experience in addition to the physical challenges of the trek.
  • You will learn about the rustic Himalayan lifestyle and Sherpa culture.
  • Lastly, you will be able to say that you have truly experienced the highest parts of the world.

Alternative Treks You Can Consider!

If your travel plans in Nepal do not work with the given itinerary, there are many other options that you can choose from.

In the case that you are set on experiencing Everest Base Camp, we offer a 14-Day Everest Base Camp Short Trek. We also can provide an 11-day Everest Base Camp Heli Trek, where you will fly from Gorak Shep to Kathmandu on a chartered helicopter. The 12-day Everest Base Camp Heli Shuttle Trek is similar with a combination of trekking and air travel taking you to base camp.

If you are looking for a longer and more relaxed tour, we offer an extended Everest Base Camp Trek for Seniors. This tour has well-planned acclimatization days to help keep you safe and healthy for the duration of the journey.

No matter which package you select, Nepal Hiking Team always ensures quality travel to make your trekking experience a truly remarkable one. Our well-experienced and friendly guides will provide you with history, information, and guidance as you navigate a truly spectacular part of the Himalayas.

Itinerary

Day 01: Arrive at Tribhuwan International Airport Kathmandu

Day 02: Kathmandu Valley Sightseeing Tour and Preparation for the trek

Day 03: Fly to Lukla and Trek to Phakding (2652m/8699ft) Walking Distance - 8 km, Duration: 3 hours

Day 04: Phakding to Namche Bazaar (3440m/11283) Walking Distance - 10 to 12 km, Duration: 6 hours

Day 05: Acclimatization Day – Hike to Everest View Hotel (3,962m/12995ft) Walking Distance - 3 to 4 km, Duration: 3 to 4 hours

Day 06: Namche to Tengboche (3860m/12660ft) Walking Distance - 10 to 11 km, Duration: 5 hours

Day 07: Tengboche to Dingboche (4410m/14464ft) Walking Distance - 11 to 12 km, Duration: 5 hours

Day 08: Acclimatization Day- Hike to Nagarjun hill and return: Walking Distance - 5 to 6 km, Duration: 4 to 5 hours

Day 09: Dingboche to Lobuche (4910m/16105ft) Walking Distance - 11 to 12 km, Duration: 5 hours

Day 10: Lobuche to Gorakshep (5180m/16990ft) - Everest Base Camp (5364m/17594ft) and back to Gorakshep, Walking Distance - 14 to 15 km, Duration- 8 hours

Day 11: Gorakshep - Kala Patthar (5545m/11283ft) then trek back to Pheriche (4210m/13810ft) Walking Distance - 13 to 14 km, Duration - 7 hours

Day 12: Pheriche to Namche (3440m/11283) Walking Distance - 14 to 15 km, Duration- 7 hours

Day 13: Namche to Lukla (2800m/9184ft) Walking Distance - 18 to 19 km, Duration - 7 hours

Day 14: Flight from Lukla to Kathmandu

Day 15: Reserve Day in Kathmandu

Day 16: International Departure/Farewell

Cost Includes

  • All ground transport in a private vehicle, including airport transfers
  • Four nights' accommodation with breakfast at a 3-star category hotel in Kathmandu
  • Kathmandu city tours, including all entry fees, tour guide, and private transportation
  • Three daily meals with tea/coffee (breakfast, lunch, and dinner) during the trek
  • Best available twin sharing lodge for accommodation during the trek. We provide private bathrooms with hot showers in Phakding, Namche, and Lukla.
  • Snacks of seasonal fruits during the trek
  • One highly experienced, helpful, and friendly guide. Porters (1 porter for two people) and their food, accommodation, salary, and equipment. Accident insurance for all staff
  • Round trip flight Kathmandu – Lukla / Lukla – Kathmandu including departure taxes
  • Down jacket and sleeping bag use while trekking
  • Duffle bag for trekking
  • Trekking map and trip achievement certificate
  • First aid medicine kit
  • Sagarmatha National Park Permit fee
  • TIMS Fee- Trekkers' Information Management System (Please bring two passport size photos for permit)
  • Government taxes & office service charge

Cost Excludes

  • Meals not specified in the 'Meal Inclusions' in the above itinerary
  • Personal Travel insurance
  • International airfare
  • Nepal entry visa. You can obtain a visa quickly upon your arrival at Tribhuwan International Airport in Kathmandu. A multiple-entry tourist visa suitable for 30 days can be obtained by paying the US $ 50 or equivalent in foreign currency. Similarly, multiple-entry tourist visas for 90 days can be obtained by paying the US $ 135. Please bring two passport-size photos.
  • Soft drinks, including water
  • Snacks and other personal expenses
  • Hot showers during the trek except when in Phakding, Namche and Lukla
  • Personal trekking equipment
  • Internet, and phone call unless it is free.
  • Tips and gratuities for trekking staff and drivers

FAQs

  • Will somebody come to pick me up at the airport upon my arrival?

  • What immunizations will I need?

  • I am a solo traveler; can I join a group?

  • Can I book a private trip?

  • Which hotel do you use in Kathmandu? Can I extend my stay? And how much does it cost?

  • Can I upgrade my hotel to a luxury hotel in Kathmandu?

  • What sort of accommodation facilities are available during the trek? And what about showers?  

  • Can you Brief me on meals and water during the trek?

  • How is Typical Trekking Day like?

  • Are Internet and Mobile Connectivity available during the trek?

  • How much time is allotted for acclimatization? What are your safety protocols?

  • How much spending money do I need for each day on the trek? And are credit cards accepted on the Trail?

  • Is there a laundry service during the trek?

  • Can I recharge my electronic gadgets, and what kind of plug, adapter/converter should I use to travel in Nepal?

  • Can I trek to Everest Base Camp without prior trekking experience?

  • Is there any alternative way if the flight to/from Lukla is canceled or delayed?

  • What is the weight limit for the Lukla flight?

  • Is travel insurance necessary to do the EBC Trek? If so, what type of travel insurance is adequate?

  • Are your guides qualified to handle a medical emergency?

  • If I am sick, can I continue the trek after a day's rest?

  • Are your guides certified by the Government of Nepal?

  • Do I need to tip my guide and porters? How much should I tip?

  • Can I add extra days to my trekking trip?

  • Is it necessary to make a down payment to reserve a place on a trek? How to I book a trip?

  • What is Nepal Hiking Team's cancellation policy?

  • Can I postpone my trek? If so, how?

  • Do you accept last-minute bookings?

  • Why should I choose Nepal Hiking Team?

Cost & Dates

  • Small Group Journey
  • Private Journey

Start Dates are your arrival date in Nepal and End Dates are the returning date from Nepal.

The set departure dates listed are specially quoted and specified for group joining option. Let us know if the set departure dates are not suitable for you- another dates which are suitable for you can certainly be added by us.

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Reviews

Walt Risley, USA

When searching for a trekking company I wanted to go with a local group. All the reviews for Nepal Hiking Team were excellent so I choose them. From start to finish they had their act together. Initial correspondence and any email questions were answered by Ganga, the man in charge, by the next day. They kept me up to date with everything I needed as far as entry into Nepal. Picked me up from the airport and got me to my hotel without an issue. I joined a couple from Canada for the trek. Our guide Prakash never left our side from breakfast to dinner.

He expedited the flight to and from Lukla which would have been a hectic process without him. Since all of us were in our 50s he established early that we would be in no rush. Whether we got to our next location at 2pm or 4pm didn’t matter. I would rather be outside enjoying the trek than in early playing cards. I felt safe and looked after with him. This trek is tough. It’s much steeper than I anticipated and the altitude change from place to place does not reflect the ascents and descents which on some days doubles the heights you actually do.

They ascents into Tengbouche and at Dugla pass are particularly tough but at a slow steady pace they are doable by any who are reasonably fit. Once at the guest house the service didn’t end there. Prakash took care of all our needs. Making sure we had enough to eat and enough water. He wouldn’t leave our side until we turned in for the night which was often quite early. His personality was very soothing.

We could not have accomplished what we did without him or our 2 porters. While English was not their strength, they would carry our gear ahead of us to the next location and often double back to see if we needed help and were more than happy to help with our day packs. They also accompanied us on some of the acclimation hikes in case some or one of us wanted to climb higher, splitting us up. After the trek everything was taken care of.

I needed a PCR COVID test for a tour in Abu Dahbi the day after I left Kathmandu and Ganga arranged for a nurse to administer it to me in the hotel. Seamless. It’s a long review but I really can’t say enough about these guys, especially for the price. For all the service we got it was amazingly reasonable. Would definitely use this company on any return trip to Nepal and highly recommend!

    You can also read this review on trip advisor.

William, USA

Doing the Everest Base Camp Trek with my father was a great vacation opportunity for my family. My father and I decided to do it with Nepal Hiking Team, an agency recommended to us by a friend. It was spoken very highly of, and thus going in, we already had an idea about what we should be expecting. But NHT exceeded all of our anticipations!

The people we met and accompanied by were pleasant and extremely friendly and helpful, the services that we got were also excellent and enjoyable!

We were provided complimentary sleeping bags, duffle bags, and Down jackets as well, and the guesthouses that we stayed at were nice, clean, and comfortable.

The meals were fulfilling, and we were provided generous portions, thanks to our guide Narayan. We did not have to worry about anything at all. We just laid back and enjoyed the mountains while the rest was taken care of in the most expert manner by the agency.

We had the best time in Nepal with NHT, and should we ever go back for another adventure, and we know we will most definitely be choosing Nepal Hiking Team!

Chris, USA

I and my wife were suggested the Everest Base Camp Trek by Nepal Hiking Team and we decided to go ahead with it and it was one of the best decisions of our lives because we had the most fun and enjoyable time together!

Prakash was our guide and he was also the one who first greeted us at the airport when we arrived as well. He was friendly and efficient at his work. He always took care of our needs during the trip and spared no expenses regarding our comfort. He was always asking us if we needed anything or if we were comfortable or not. It was very heart-warming and good to be in his company. It can be said about the rest of the aspects of the trip as well. Mr. Ganga even called us to ask us if we were good and enjoying ourselves or not from his office back in Kathmandu, which we think shows that the agency really takes care of its clients.

Overall, it was a good trip and we immensely enjoyed it! Thank You Nepal Hiking Team!

Mandy, USA

I did the Everest Base Camp Trek with Nepal Hiking Team recently, and it was one of the best experiences of my life! I was accompanied by my guide Arun, who was just the best guide I could have asked for. Everything was arranged smoothly, and I did not suffer from any problems while trekking. The services were the best, and I enjoyed my meals, the accommodations, and the transportation as well. Everyone was super friendly and made me feel comfortable and cared for. I recommend Nepal Hiking Team for any people who are looking for the best travel agency and amazing trekking experience!

Jaime, United States of America

I did the Everest Base Camp tours with Nepal Hiking Team in October this year, and it was the most fantastic moment of my life! Prakash picked us up at the airport with marigold and silk scarves garlands, which was a very touching hospitable Nepali welcome. Then, as we were driven to the hotel, he explained our program to us about the Everest Base Camp. The sightseeing tour around Kathmandu Valley was very insightful as well.

I had the valley tour before starting the trek to Everest’s base camp. The heritage sights in Kathmandu and the durbar squares were excellent to look at. The valley of Kathmandu, or the city more like, was crowded with people, and the area around Thamel, where we had our hotel’s location as well, was filled with so many shops at every corner of the street and small temples, it was bizarre! Trek ten started with the flight to Lukla, and the trekking journey to Everest’s base camp was beautiful! The many tiny villages and the settlements along the trail were different from the crowded Kathmandu and provided a drastic change in scenery from the city. The villages had the feeling of being so far away from all the busyness of the city, and the people seemed much calmer and peaceful there.

The lifestyle of the people in those village areas was genuinely inspiring, and I enjoyed my time there a lot. The guesthouses and the tiny lodges that we were accommodated in were comfortable, and the people were hospitable. In fact, the higher we trekked, the more hospitable they were! Prakash then proceeded to guide us throughout the trekking journey, and the sceneries of the mountains and the villages were everything I had imagined it would be. The settlement at Namche was beautiful, and we had a look around the Art Gallery the Sherpa Culture Museum as well. The sights of the mountains were extraordinary!

Nepal Hiking Team managed everything, and all of the transactions and the arrangements were made skillfully. The guide, Mr. Prakash Sapkota, was also beneficial. The head office staff were also available all the time to me, which was super convenient.

I loved my vacation in Nepal, climbing the Everest Base Camp. Nepal Hiking Team did an outstanding and satisfactory job accompanying me in my journey. The trek was also done at a reasonable price, and I would recommend Nepal Hiking Team to people.