Envision yourself losing all sense of direction in the dazzling miracles of the Everest Base Camp Trek. Noting can beat the wild journey to the foothills of the world's highest peak, Everest.
Trekking to the base of the world's highest peak Everest is one of the most amazing trekking destinations offered by Nepal. Traversing through the trails to Mount Everest, you will be a part of jaw-dropping scenarios of the mighty Himalayas, culturally rich Sherpa village dotted with fluttering prayer flags, slow-moving glacial rivers, and a wide variety of flora and fauna. As we move deeper, appreciating the marvelous beauty of the Everest region the highest peaks like Mt. Ama Dablam(6812m), Mt. Thamserku, Mt. Pumori (7161m / 23,494ft.) and many other Himalayan ranges welcome you into the region. Continuing the voyage through small Sherpa settlements and high woods, the slow appearing view of 8000 meters tall mountain ranges Mt. Lhotse (8516m) and Mt. Everest (8848m) will surely give you a chill, which is the most enchanting experience you will have.
Everest is the region where the world's highest peaks, Mt. Everest soars high against the blue sky. This is also the home of the mountaineering heroes, Sherpas. Trekking through the classic Everest Base Camp trail is a great opportunity to witness and experience the culture, tradition, and way of living of our brave heroes of mountains, who make mountaineering possible. Traversing through the Everest region, you will have the chance to learn how the entire region of Everest is influenced by Buddhism. Your hiking journey to the foothills of Mount Everest will be wild, adventurous, and a story to tell to your friend and family once you return to your home town.
The Classic Trekking to the Everest Base camp is a marvelous journey to a piece of paradise. The journey of the might Everest begins with a scenic flight from Kathmandu, the capital of Nepal, to the beautiful Hilltown of Lukla. Lukla is also considered as the gateway to Everest Base Camp. Arriving at the Tenzing Hillary Airport in Lukla, one of the dangerous airports in the world; we begin our gentle trekking towards the village of Phakding. Waking up early with the singing of the birds, we will have a morning breakfast and prepare ourselves for the real adventure ahead of us. As we begin our hike through the Everest region, we can have the dazzling view of soaring Himalayan ranges, Buddhist monasteries decorated with prayers flags, wildlife along the way, and finally arriving at the rich Sherpa hub of the region, Namche Bazaar. From Namche, we will make our way reach the culturally rich settlement of Tengboche, the highest around the year settlement of Dingboche as well as the higher altitude stoppages of Lobuche, Gorakshep and finally arriving at the Everest Base Camp. The cool breeze of Everest while glancing through the pristine Himalayas glowing red when the first ray of light slowly kisses the peak, it will be truly a nostalgic feeling worth remembering for a lifetime. Using all the energy we have, we can hike to Kalapatthar to have the majestic views of the Himalayas.
Note: If you have a short time but still want to experience the magic of Everest, you don't need to worry. We have an option of Short Everest Base Camp Trek and Everest Base Camp Trek and Fly Back By Helicopter. Both of the packages are specially tailored for those travelers who want to explore more in a limited time.
We also organize One Day Everest Helicopter Tour which takes you all the way up to Kalapatthar from where you can enjoy the magnificent view of Mount Everest. Correspondingly, Mountain Flight to Everest is likewise is a great choice to observe the beauty of Everest from up-close.
Highlights of Everest Base Camp Trek
- Adventure Trek in the Everest region
- Cultural sightseeing tour of Kathmandu
- Amazing views of the Himalayan peaks in the Everest region
- The beautiful Himalayan trekking experience
- The joy of being at the Everest Base Camp
- Panoramic view with never-seen-before sunrise over the Mt. Everest from Kalapatthar
Everest Base Camp Trekking Distance
The total distance you will cover is around 130 km when you complete the round trip to Everest Base Camp. You need to cover all these distances within 15 days on the standard. But you have the various option and you can customize your own itinerary if you feel like you will not be able to complete the trek within 15 days.
The 15-day trek includes three days acclimatization so that you can adjust with the thin air and lack of oxygen at higher altitudes. The hike to Everest base camp is difficult without these acclimatization days as you need to cover a total of 65KM of distance and hike up to an altitude of 5,500 meters.
Everest Base Camp Trek Difficulty
15 Days Everest Expedition up to Kalapathaar is a moderate trekking journey suitable for all age groups. If you don't a previous trekking experience, you don't need to worry, as you can easily hike to the foot of the world's highest peak Mount Everest without any issues. If you can walk about 2 to 4 hours a day and used to doing long hiking then the trek is going to be easy for you expect for how well you will adapt to the lack of oxygen at higher altitude.
If you are fit one and exercise on a daily basis the trek will be easy to moderate depending on how long and how much exercise per day. But if you are not really a fit one, long hiker or you are not very active with exercise then the trek is definitely going to be a hard one.
Our guides are experienced and very fit but some of the time they also have felt difficulty while doing the same trek. Sometimes our body becomes sensitive to the air and environment around us which doesn’t let us adjust to the new environment and the trek becomes more difficult. But if you are prepared, exercised, fit and ready to take on whatever it takes to complete the trek then your adventure to Mt. Everest Base Camp is going to be the most amazing, memorable, thrilling and beautiful.
Everest Base Camp Elevation and Altitude Profile
The graph below shows the altitude profile for the classic Everest Base Camp Trek. The graph makes it easier to see the gradual ascent and more rapid descent of the trek.
Day to Day Elevation Profile of Everest Base Camp Trekking
The Everest Base Camp Trekking demands reasonable fitness and ability to walk through steep gradients besides an average walk of 5-6 hours per day besides mental endurance. Prepare for the trek with cardiovascular training such as cycling, swimming, hill-climbing and walking for enjoying the trek to the utmost level.
Our 15 days trek to Everest Base Camp begins from Lukla, 2800 Meters. From here we will lose some altitude while hiking to Phakding, at an elevation of 2610 meters. The real trekking adventure begins from Phakding. Our trek slowly gains the elevation as we ascend and reach all the way to Kalapatthar; 5545 meters which is the highest elevation of our trekking journey.
The trek route 15 days Mount Everest Base Camp Trek follows Monjo (2840 meters) – Namche Bazaar (3440 meters) - Everest View Hotel (3880 meters) – Kyangjuma (3570 meters) – Tengboche Monastery (3860 meters) - Pheriche (4280 meters) – Dingboche (4360 meters) – Thukla (4700 meters) – Lobuche (4940 meters) – Gorkhshep (5170 meters). From Gorekhshep 2 hours hike reaches Everest Base Camp (5364 Meters).
Reaching the Kalapatthar (5545 Meters), we hike down to Dingboche (4360 Meters) and then retrace the trail we took earlier, all the way back to Lukla.
Best Time for Everest Base Camp Trekking
Everest Base Camp Trekking is possible throughout the year. Every season, every month has always something new and unique to offer for every traveler. Hiking over the Everest region never stops to fascinate the traveler.
The cultural diversity, calmness, peace, and the cold breeze; what else one needs to get away with the stress and enlighten your soul. But you must know about the weather that best suits you. Making a wise selection of season that best suits your personality and the environment will help you to enjoy your endeavors to the fullest.
Trekking in the season of Autumn (September, October, and November) and Spring (March, April, and May) is considered to be the best time for Everest Base Camp Trekking. During this time of year, the atmosphere of the Everest Region is calm with deep blue sky over your head accompanied by the cool breeze and the mammoth Himalayas.
In this time, there is very less possibility of drastic variations in climatic conditions. So you can fully focus on your trekking rather than have to worry about the weather conditions. Also, with clear blue sky and fluffy clouds, and a clean unobstructed view of the surrounding vistas creates a magical environment.
However, trekking in Winter and Monsoon is quite tedious. Continuous rain and snowfall make the trail wet and slippery making it difficult to walk and the extreme cold of winter is hard to resist.
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Learn More:Complete Everest Base Camp Trek Guide
- Day 1:Welcome to Kathmandu
- Day 2:Hinduism and Buddhism Excursion
- Day 3:Fly to Lukla and Hike to Phakding
- Day 4:Trek to Namche Bazar
- Day 5:Explore Namche Bazar | Hike to Everest View Hotel
- Day 6:Trek to Tengboche
- Day 7:Hike to Dingboche
- Day 8:Explore Dingboche
- Day 9:Hike to Lobuche
- Day 10:Reach Everest Base Camp
- Day 11:Hike to Kalapatthar and Return to Pheriche
- Day 12:Descend to Namche Bazaar
- Day 13:Return to Lukla
- Day 14:Fly Back to Kathmandu
- Day 15:Final Departure Day
- Airport pick up and drop off by private vehicle
- Three-night accommodation with breakfast at a 3-star category hotel in Kathmandu
- All ground transportation on a comfortable private vehicle as per the itinerary
- Three meals a days (breakfast, lunch, and dinner) during the trek
- Best available twin sharing lodge to lodge accommodation during the trek
- Domestic flights (Kathmandu- Lukla -Kathmandu)
- Kathmandu city tours, tour guide, and private transportation (Day 2)
- One highly experienced, helpful and friendly guide.
- Freash Seasonable fruits after every dinner (while on a trek)
- Porters (1 porter for 2 people) and their food, accommodation, salary, and equipment.
- Accident insurance for all staff
- Trekking map/ Trekking T-Shirt, and trip achievement certificate (after completion of the trek)
- First aid medical kit (Basic), Oximeter to check pulse, heart rate, and oxygen saturation at higher altitude.
- Sagarmatha National Park Entry Permit & TIMS Card Fee- Trekkers' Information Management System (Please bring 2 passport size photos for permit)
- Worst case, help with all rescue and evacuation arrangements.
- Government taxes & office service charge
- Personal Travel insurance
- International airfare
- Nepal entry visa. You can obtain a visa easily upon your arrival at Tribhuwan International Airport in Kathmandu. A multiple-entry tourist visa good for 30 days can be obtained by paying US $ 40 or equivalent in foreign currency. Similarly, multiple-entry tourist visas for 90 days can be obtained by paying US $ 100. Please bring 2 passport-size photos.
- US $ 20 Local Government Tax
- Snacks /Drinks and other personal expenses
- Extra porter if you required (it cost USD25 per day)
- Hot showers during the trek
- Personal trekking equipment
- WiFi internet and phone call unless it’s free.
- Tips and gratuities for trekking staff and drivers
Alan DUnited Kingdom Published: Monday, July 02, 2018
Don’t overthink it, just do it and if it’s something big like EBC then I wholeheartedly recommend Himalayan Treks & Scenery. From early questions to Ramkrishna to expert guildence leading the team from Udaya. It will stay with me forever, it’s even led me to Africa and Kilimanjaro with a few of my new found found friends next month. I ...read more
Ruth FAustralia Published: Thursday, May 31, 2018
Such an amazing experience. Made more enjoyable with our genuinely friendly and knowledgeable guide Narayan. This extends to Govinda our Sherpa both always there for great conversations and encouragement. We were looked after like friend's. Each day was explained and we had our oxygen and hearts checked every night of each stage. The tea houses were very accommodating and food ...read more
m0iraj0nesUnited Kingdom Published: Thursday, May 31, 2018
My daughter and i trecked to EBC with Himalayan scenery treks and expedition in a group of 6. Our guide was Naryan who was fantastic and very knowledgeable. Naryan would take our SATS and BP every evening to check our group was doing okay and we would have a story each evening explaining what to expect the next day and ...read more
dominicw373Australia Published: Monday, May 28, 2018
We did the EBC trek in May 2018 and it was the most amazing experience I've ever had. This wouldn't have been possible without our guide Naryan and porters, Naresh and Madan. Naryan has a wealth of information about the Himalayas that he shared with us making the trek really interesting. He's also very attentive and monitored our heart rate ...read more
j0nes1991United Kingdom Published: Monday, May 14, 2018
Himalayan scenery Treks and Expedition do there best to ensure you have the most amazing experience. The EBC treck was amazing the scenery was immense. There was a group of 6 and we were looked after by our guide who was exceptional our guide Narayan truley cares about his group and is extremely knowledgeable and motivational. Narayan's english is amazing ...read more
jasyb5United Kingdom Published: Friday, May 11, 2018
I went on the EBC trek at the end of March and into April 2018 via Himalayan Treks and scenery. The whole thing from start to end was managed flawlessly by this company and we are especially thankful for our guide Shiba Karki who was excellent as were our phenomenal porters.We had varying degrees of fitness and wellness within our ...read more
bhogal_187United Kingdom Published: Monday, April 16, 2018
I went with a group of six and had the most amazing experience.I went in pretty much blind not knowing what to expect and had zero trekking experience.Our guide was Shiba Karki who was excellent. He always made sure that he went at a good pace according to the group. He was always there to help and advise along the ...read more
In Himalayan Scenery Treks and Expedition, your safety precedes every other thing. As this adventure entrails travelling in the remote mountainous region, we are always at mercy of nature. During the trip, the factors such as weather, natural disaster or a multitude of other factors which are beyond our control can subsequently bring the changes in the itinerary. Although all the itinerary we provide to you is guided and standard; please note that your team leader has the authority to alter or even drop the planned itinerary of any part if it is necessary due to safety concern. All the alternations or changes of the standard itinerary are made by the leader by taking into consideration the best interest of the whole group. We give our best effort to stick with the above-mentioned itinerary; however, in case of any unpredicted event which is beyond our control, you need to be flexible and take after the guideline as instructed by your leader.
Note that the company won’t be responsible for any result of alterations on itineraries or any delays due to unforeseen circumstances.
Flight Delay in Kathmandu and Lukla:
Tenzing Hillary Airport, also known as Lukla Airport, is the small but busiest airport situated on a wonderful valley fenced by high mountains. This airport has been carved into a mountain ridge and sites by a perilous three-kilometres drop. Because of the high location, the weather around here erratic and is likely to be changed in every few hours resulting in flight delays and cancellation.
Twin Otter and Dornier planes are the only the modes of transportation to and from Lukla Airstrip. However, because of the unpredictable weather of the high mountain reason, there is always the risk of flight cancellation or delays. In some cases, the flights are delayed or canceled for 2 or more days. Due to the long delays in the flight schedule, it may hinder your trip. However, we Himalayan Scenery Treks and Expedition, help you to the charter helicopter to or from the Lukla Airstrip, in case of flight cancellation or delays due to harsh and unpredictable mountain weather condition. We will provide you with the best service to make sure that you are on schedule for your trip and international flight connection.
To charter a helicopter to or from the Lukla Airstrip, you will be charged approximately 2500 USD to 3,000 USD per Helicopter. The helicopter conveys 4 to 5 passengers at a time, so the aggregate chartered fee can be shared amongst the passengers (USD 500 to USD 3000 is applicable per person). The cost of this service is payable directly to our office, and later this can be submitted to the travel insurance company for reimbursement. Our company will provide you with all the required documentation for the claim.
Hotel and Accommodation on Everest Base Camp Trek:
Trek to the Himalayas is one of the favorite destinations for travel enthusiast and adventure seekers all around the globe. Although the Himalayan region of Nepal is the most popular trekking destination in the world; there are a lot of things people don’t have a clue. While trekking to the high mountain region, you will not find the hotels and accommodation as you see in the city areas. The hotels and accommodation around the high Himalayan have fewer services and facilities. The hot shower may turn out to be simply a bucket of lukewarm water and the toilet may be a latrine behind the hotel. The private room can be a wooden cell with no furniture except a bed, mattress, and curtain in place of the door. So, while trekking to the mountainous region of Nepal, you need to be ready to stay in the less fancy and minimum facilitated hotels.
On the trip to the Everest Base Camp, we provide you with the 2 to 3-star standard hotel while you are in Kathmandu (i.e. for 3 Nights). During the trip to Everest, we provide you with the basic lodges and tea houses for your accommodation. The room of these lodges and tea houses are less fancier with just a bed, a pillow and a blanket. The lodges on the trail to EBC is always crowded and in some cases, you may have to share a room with other trekkers or may have to sleep in the dining room. We put our every effort to make your trek as cozy as possible. However, you need to stay flexible in some cases. We will accommodate the groups in local lodge available each day. We send the porters ahead of us to pre-book the room for the next day (rooms cannot be pre-booked on all places).
In Kathmandu beside the 2 / 3 stars hotel, some 4 / 5 - star luxury accommodation is also available. If you want to change the accommodation plan to the luxury, please do let us know so that we can arrange and book the hotel for you for your Kathmandu stay.
Food and Beverages:
All the food and Beverages included on the package to Everest Base Camp are provided by the company itself. The foods are provided in the tea houses or lodges on the trail. We will have breakfast and dinner at the lodge where we stay overnight. On the everyday trek, our guide will decide the available place and stop for lunch. We highly recommend you bring the water purification pills, to cleanse the water and drink during the trek. During the trek, there are options for buying the bottled water and boiled water as well.
Upon your arrival at Kathmandu after the successful trekking journey, we will provide farewell dinner consisting of authentic Nepalese cuisines.
We at Himalayan Scenery Treks and Expedition provide all the necessary transportation facilities for your trip. We provide private vehicles for airport pick up and sightseeing tour around Kathmandu. We likewise provide the flight to and from Lukla Airstrip for the Everest Base Camp trip.
Luggage and Backpack:
The main luggage of yours will be carried by your porters during the trek. For your personal things, we highly recommend you, to carry a small handbag containing water bottles, cameras, sunscreen and other things which you require daily during the trip. Making the backpack small and lighter will unquestionably assist you to enjoy the trip to its fullest. You should simply convey the thing which is basic for your outing and the rest of the garments and different things can be left in the locker room/safe store of hotels. The hotels provide the locker room / safe deposit for free. So, don’t hesitate to leave things which are redundant. While making the backpack or luggage for your trip to ensure that the luggage doesn’t exceed more than 15 Kg. Weight allowance at Nepal’s domestic airlines is 15 Kg including your handbag. Excess weight is chargeable of USD 1.5 or more which will be the additional cost of our trip.
Guide and Porters on Trek:
We provide you with the well trained and experienced guide and porter for your trek. Our guide will assist you in every possible way to make your trips remarkable and memorable. Talking about the porter, we provide one porter for 2 trekkers each. The porters carry 20 Kg of total luggage (10 Kg form each trekker). We provide the one guide for the smaller groups and if the group size surpasses 10 individuals; we will provide the additional guide for your trip.
Personnel Expenses largely influenced upon your habit of expenditure. We provide you with all the necessary food and accommodation facilities inside the cost of your Everest Base Camp Trek. So, you only need money to pay for your drinks (alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages) and snacks while strolling on the trail. You will get the significant number of smaller shops on the trail to buy the drinks and snacks. Likewise, you can also use the money to buy you souvenirs of the trip, entrance tickets, hot showers, tips and many more. Note that, tips and gratuities are not mandatory, but it is fine if you wish to. If you feel like the service provided to you is excellent, then you can tip directly to staffs. Of course, there is no obligation to tip if you are disappointed with the service you receive. As a suggestion, we advise you to allocate an amount of 5 - 10%of the total package price for tips. The amount you give depends on your budget and appreciation of their work.
Rescue and Evacuation:
Nepal is the country full of heart-warming natural beauty and a magnificent travel destination for the thrill and adventure seeker all around the globe. In spite of the fact that Nepal is an adventure paradise for the nature lover, thrill seeker. But in some cases, the thrilling experience comes up with a serious hazard. The most exciting, and the joyful trip may backfire on us and we may have to be the victim of nature. Not only that while trekking in the high altitude rough terrains may also occur afflictions like a sprained ankle or even broken leg, appendix ruptures, hypothermia, skin infection and respiratory infection. If any of this misfortune happens to you, then it should be treated on time. If left untreated then you may even lose your life. If any of the above-mentioned affliction happens during your trip, we at Himalayan scenery treks and expedition will do everything to transfer you to the nearest hospital ASAP. All the expenses made to rescue and evacuate you, are entirely liable to us. So, before departing off to your trip, make sure that your travel insurance company has the policy to cover up all the expenses in case of any misfortune arises during the trip so that you can enjoy the trip to the utmost. If not, be ready to pay on your own once you arrive at the Kathmandu. To learn more about the Travel Insurance for the Trip in Nepal, please do visit Travel Insurance page in Nepal Travel Guide.
Join a fixed date group trek or private departure:
The Everest Base camp Trek is available on both fixed departure and private basis, If you are looking for a group to join then please check our fixed departures dates and ask for availability or if you would like to travel independently, or with your friends, families & colleagues then you are invited to choose any date at your convenient timeframe for any number of people.
Please provide us your full credentials or a copy of your passport. Give your weight so that preplan your group’s trips for proper weight distribution. You may deposit 20 to 30 percent advance of the total package amount while booking. You may pay rest of the amount before the trip. You can also pay us by card, bank transfer or online. Please visit here for payment details.
If you are unable to make your trip, let us know in advance. We will refund you as per our booking terms and conditions and available time frame. At times, there might be delays or cancellation of flights due to weather and unforeseeable reasons. In such cases, we will make our best effort to adjust your bookings and rearranging the schedule.
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Cost and Dates
The Trip Start Date is your arrival date in Nepal whereas End Dates refers your returning date from Nepal.
The listed departure date is specially quoted trip and designed specifically for group joining option. If the provided dates are not feasible for you, let us know your other suitable date for you which later on can be added by us. You can also request a private group trip.
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- Destination Nepal
- Trip Difficulty Strenuous
- Trip Style Trekking
- Accommodation Hotel + Tea Houses + Lodges
- Group Size 02 - 30
- Max Altitude 5545 Meter
- Transportation: By Air
- Meals: Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner + Fruit
- Best Season: February, March, April, May, June, September, October, November & December
- Trip Begins at: Kathmandu
- Trip Ends at: Kathmandu