Everest Base Camp Trek

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Trip Fact:
  • Duration 14 Days
  • Difficulty Level Moderate
  • DestinationNepal
  • Max Altitude5545m
  • AccommodationHotels in Kathmandu and Guest houses/lodges during trekking
  • MealsBreakfast in Kathmandu and All meals during the trek
  • Trip Start/EndLukla
  • Group Size1-30 pax
  • Best SeasonMarch, April, May, September, October and November are the best months.

Embark on the Everest Base Camp Trek, an odyssey that's more than just a trip – it's a pilgrimage for trekkers and adventurers alike. The journey begins from Kathmandu and leads you towards the Mahabharat range that offers plethora of history and cultures. As the flight begins from Kathmadu and take you off to the Lukla, the journey becomes more adventerous and exciting. The highest point of this journey is at an atlitude of 5,354 meter offering the stunning views of world's highest peak Mt. Everest. On the one hand, this journey is exciting one and on the other hand, is a real test of the your physical and mental resilience.

Prior to trekking, engage in pre-trek hiking exercise to acclamatize your body to the rigors of high-altitude trekking. It would be prudent to ensure that all your necessary backpacking gear is checked and ready. Whether you opt for a solitary ramble or join a group excursion, the trek accommodates every traveler's preference. Traverse the trails with experienced sherpa leaders, whose footsteps guide you through wilderness mountains, where careful navigation is suggested especially when encountering donkeys on narrow paths with no sidewalks.

Your Everest Base Camp voyage provides you with a variety of experiences, from the exhilarating 45-minute hike to Kalapathar, acclaimed for its stunning vistas, to the more leisurely explorations in the culturally rich and bustling Namche Bazar. For those who have limited time for the travel, a helicopter tour is a better option that offers an aerial perspective of this majestic landscape, while a horse ride trek offers an alternative for a comfortable journey. The trek is a blend of adventure and nature footwalk, taking you through the Sagarmatha National Park and exposing you to unique cultures and the serene beauty of icefields and snowy mountains.

Throughout this 14-day route, you will witness the dynamic movement of fellow trekkers and mountaineers, each on their own pilgrimage to this dream destination. The expedition culminates with a joyride to Lukla, marking both an end and a celebration of the epic journey you've undertaken. As you return home, carrying memories of sunrise views over Mt. Everest and the paradise of snowy mountains, you realize that the Everest Base Camp Trek is not just a trekker’s dream but a testament to the human spirit's desire to explore, experience, and endure.

In adhering to an ecotravel concept, we not only promise an unforgettable trekking experience but also commit to sustainable tourism practices. This journey is an opportunity to see new places, get lost in the beauty of crowdless mountains, and return enriched by an experience that goes beyond mere tourism. It's a journey that begins with a flight and a dream, and ends with a profound connection to nature, culture, and the indomitable human spirit.

Everest Base Camp Trek Highlights

  • The trek starts in Kathmandu, a city rich in heritage, setting the tone for the adventure ahead.
  • Experience a picturesque flight from Kathmandu to Lukla, the starting point of the trek.
  • The trek includes a rewarding ascent to 5545m, suitable for those with a spirit of adventure.
  • Whether you prefer solo or group trekking, we cater to all preferences for a personalized experience.
  • Benefit from the expertise of experienced Sherpa guides who ensure a safe and enlightening journey.
  • Discover varied paths including the scenic route to Kalapather and the vibrant Namche Bazar.
  • Enjoy the exhilaration of trekking combined with peaceful nature walks in the Sagarmatha National Park.
  • Immerse yourself in local cultures and customs, particularly in the bustling Namche Bazar.
  • Traverse pristine natural landscapes and witness the untouched beauty of the Himalayas.
  • We are committed to eco-friendly travel practices, ensuring a sustainable trekking experience.
  • The trek concludes with a scenic return flight to Lukla, marking a successful adventure.

Who Can Participate in the Everest Base Camp Trekking?

Everyone who is physically fit and healthy is welcome to join the Everest Base Camp Trekking. It's perfect for people who enjoy walking and have a good level of fitness, as the trek involves long walks on hilly terrain. People of various ages, from teenagers to those in their 60s, can participate, as long as they are in good health.

It is suggested to be prepared both mentally and physically as it requires walking and coping with extreme landscapes and climatic conditons. Prior experience is not mandatory, however being able to adapt and develop positive mindset would definitely works out to make the journey more success and exciting.Families with older children who like trekking can also join, making sure everyone is prepared for the journey. It's always a good idea to check with your doctor and a trekking expert before planning this exciting adventure.

Trek to Everest Base Camp for novice

To every novice, it would be better to get fit with exercises like running and walking, especially on hills on the grounds that the trek to Everest Base Camp is challenging. Prepare yourself with more knowledge (google) on how to cope during high trekks and extreme climatic situations.

Make sure you have the right gear, like strong boots and warm clothes, and think about trekking with a guide or a group, which can be really helpful. Always remember to arrange insurance that covers trekking at high altitudes.

Moreover, while you're trekking, taking care of environment aspects and respecting the local way of life throughout the journey is an important key. With good preparation and a positive attitude, even beginners can enjoy this amazing trek and have a memorable experience.

What is special about Everest Base Camp Hike ?

The Everest Base Camp hike is special for plethora of reasons. It's a journey top up with history, taking the same paths as famous mountaineers like Sir Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay. In addition to this hike treats you with incredible views of high mountains like Ama Dablam and the unique Khumbu Icefall.

On the way, you might see rare animals and beautiful plants that only grow in the Himalayas. If you are a social and  cultural enthausist, this journey is an opportunity to learn about the Sherpa Culture - their traditions, hospitality and their history on how they have been assisting climbers to reach to top of the various highest mountains including Mt. Everest since long.

For many, reaching Everest Base Camp is not just a physical accomplishment, but also a chance for personal growth and a spiritual experience. Additionally, you'll meet trekkers from all over the world, sharing this amazing adventure.

How to get Everest Base Camp?

Your trip to Everest Base Camp starts with a lovely flight from Kathmandu to Lukla, a small town high up in the mountains. This is where your walking adventure begins. The path takes you through the pretty Khumbu Valley, filled with beautiful mountains and friendly Sherpa villages. Along the way, you'll walk through forests, cross bridges over rivers, and see some of the most amazing views of the Himalayas.

You'll also visit special places like Phakding and Namche Bazaar, where you can rest and meet local people. The trek usually takes about two weeks, giving you time to enjoy the mountains and learn about local traditions. This journey is more than just walking; it's a chance to see beautiful nature and experience a different way of life.

Weather and climate at Everest Base Camp

The Everest Base Camp posses unpredictable and continously varying climatic situations throughout the year. In spring, from March to May, the weather is generally clear and sunny, ideal for trekking, though the evenings can be cool. The monsoon season, from June to August, brings rainfall, making trails a bit slippery and reducing visibility, which can be a challenge for trekkers.

Autumn, from September to November, is another excellent time for trekking, with clear skies and moderate temperatures. However, winter, from December to February, sees very cold weather and snow, making trekking more difficult and less common in these months.

For safetey purpose, it's important to wear appropriate clothing and sturdy trekking boots, and to be prepared for changing weather conditions. Acclimatizing to the high altitude is also crucial for your health and comfort. Understanding these seasonal variations will help you plan a successful trek to Everest Base Camp

Best Time to Trek to Everest Base Camp

Spring and Autumn are the  best times to trek on the Everest Base Camp. The pleasant days of Spring during March to May are quiet warmer. The flowers, like rhododendrons, are blooming, and the mountains are usually clear to see.

Autumn, from September to November, also has great weather for trekking. After the monsoon, the air is fresh, and the sky is very clear, giving you lovely views of the mountains. The temperature is comfortable too, not too hot at lower places and not too cold higher up.

Both spring and autumn give you special views and experiences. These times are popular, so there might be more people on the trails. If you prefer a quieter trek, late February and early December can be good, but the weather might be less predictable.

Difficulty Level of Mount Everest Base Camp Trek

The Everest Base Camp Trek is one of the rewardig treks. However, it is challenging too. It's high up in the mountains, over 5,000 meters, so the air is thin leading to breathing difficulty. It demands you to be physically fit and ready for a long walking as it usually takes about 12-14 days, with 5-7 hours of walking each day.

The weather up in the mountains can change quickly, so it's important to be prepared for different types of weather, including cold. We make sure to have rest days to help your body get used to the high altitude. Being in good physical shape and having a strong and positive mindset helps a lot on this trek. If you like walking and are up for an adventure, this EBC trek is a great experience.

EBC Trek Outline Itinerary

Day 1: Arrival in Kathmandu (1,400m)
            Arrive and settle in Kathmandu. Evening exploration of Thamel.

Day 2: Fly to Lukla (2,810m), Trek to Phakding (2,640m)
            Flight to Lukla, then trek for 3-4 hours to Phakding.

Day 3: Phakding to Namche Bazaar (3,450m)
           Trek for 5-6 hours to Namche Bazaar.

Day 4: Acclimatization in Namche Bazaar (3,450m)
           Short hikes for acclimatization, visit nearby Sherpa villages.

Day 5: Namche Bazaar to Tengboche (3,864m)
           Trek for 5 hours to Tengboche, visit the monastery.

Day 6: Tengboche to Dingboche (4,350m)
            Trek for 4-5 hours to Dingboche.

Day 7: Acclimatization in Dingboche (4,350m)
            Short hikes for acclimatization.

Day 8: Dingboche to Lobuche (4,930m)
           Trek for 5 hours to Lobuche, passing the Tukla Pass Memorial.

Day 9: Lobuche to Everest Base Camp (5,357m) and back to Gorak Shep (5,164m)
            Trek for 6-7 hours (bothway) to Everest Base Camp and return to Gorak Shep.

Day 10: Gorak Shep to Kala Patthar (5,550m), Trek to Pheriche (4,440m)
              Early morning hike to Kala Patthar, then trek for 6 hours to Pheriche.

Day 11: Pheriche to Namche Bazaar (3,450m)
             Trek for 5-6 hours back to Namche Bazaar.

Day 12: Namche Bazaar to Lukla (2,810m)
              Trek for 6-7 hours back to Lukla.

Day 13: Fly from Lukla to Kathmandu (1,400m)
              Morning flight back to Kathmandu.

Day 14: Departure from Kathmandu
             Transfer to Tribhuvan International Airport for departure.

Itinerary

Arriving at Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu promises a serene start to your journey. Upon exiting TIA, our friendly representative will warmly welcome you with traditional Nepali hospitality.  

Once you settle into your comfortable hotel, take some time to rejuvenate and prepare for an informal briefing about the intricate details of the Everest Base Camp Trek. 

Following the informative briefing, get ready to immerse yourself in the vibrant atmosphere of the Thamel district. This bustling neighborhood has a lot to offer – from captivating cultural experiences to delightful culinary adventures.  

You can choose to savor local dishes that tantalize your taste buds or explore the charming shops offering traditional handicrafts and souvenirs. 

Your adventurous expedition officially commences with a peaceful night's stay in a well-appointed 3-star hotel in Kathmandu, situated at an elevation of 1400 meters.  

Get ready to embark on this exciting journey and create lasting memories in the breathtaking landscapes of Nepal. 

  • 3 Star hotel in Kathmandu
  • 1400m

As the anticipation of the day ahead courses through your veins, you rise before the break of dawn. A brief journey takes you to Tribhuvan International Airport, where your adventure truly begins as you take a flight to Lukla.  

This scenic flight is an adventure in its own right, treating you to unparalleled vistas of majestic snow-capped peaks, deep valleys, and winding rivers meandering far below. 

Upon touching down at Lukla Airport, often hailed as one of the world's most challenging airports, your trek to Phakding sets off. The trail unfurls through a tapestry of vibrant rhododendron and magnolia trees, revealing the unspoiled beauty of Nepal.  

Along the way, you'll have your first encounter with the pristine Dudh Koshi River, crossing it via swaying suspension bridges adorned with colorful prayer flags. 

As you continue your journey, you'll delve deeper into the rich tapestry of Sherpa culture. Passing through picturesque hamlets, you'll witness the intricate beauty of Mani Stone walls, adorned with ancient scriptures. 

These stone walls, along with local chortens and monasteries, serve as poignant reminders of the profound spirituality that permeates this region. 

The village of Phakding awaits, nestled serenely on the banks of the Dudh Koshi River. This charming village offers a unique opportunity to engage with its warm-hearted inhabitants, providing insights into their mountain life, cherished traditions, and captivating folklore.  

Settle into a cozy local lodge at an elevation of 2640 meters, where you can relish traditional beverages like butter tea or millet-based drinks.  

Here, you'll have the chance to swap stories about the mighty Everest with seasoned Sherpa guides and fellow trekkers, building a sense of camaraderie as the adventure unfolds. 

  • Guest Houses/Lodges
  • Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner Included
  • 2640m

Begin your day serenaded by the distant echoes of prayer bells, a soothing reminder of the spiritual essence that surrounds you. After a nourishing breakfast, your journey continues upwards towards the vibrant Namche Bazaar.  

Today's trek holds its own share of excitement as you cross the thundering Dudh Koshi River multiple times, traversing iconic suspension bridges along the way, including the famous Hillary Suspension Bridge adorned with fluttering prayer flags. 

The trail leads you through a lush pine forest, where the path ascends steeply towards Namche. As you ascend, keep a keen eye on the skies, for if they are clear, you may be treated to your very first glimpse of the majestic Mt. Everest and its neighboring peaks.  

This awe-inspiring sight serves as a revitalizing tonic for weary trekkers, infusing new energy into your journey. 

Namche Bazaar, the bustling heart of the Khumbu region, extends a warm welcome, offering a captivating blend of tradition and modernity. Cobbled streets beckon you to explore their offerings, which include charming teahouses, bakeries, and gear shops.  

As evening approaches, consider a visit to the Sherpa Culture Museum, a valuable opportunity to gain insights into the life and cherished traditions of the native inhabitants of the Everest region.  

Rest for the night in the comfort of a cozy tea house at an elevation of 3440 meters, where the charm of Namche continues to unfold before you. 

  • Guest Houses/Lodges
  • Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner Included
  • 3450m

Acclimatization to the increasing altitude is paramount for a successful trek. Kickstart your day with a hearty mountain breakfast, setting the tone for an enriching experience. Afterward, embark on a hike to the Sagarmatha National Park Headquarters.  

Here, a mesmerizing viewpoint unveils panoramic vistas of iconic peaks, including Everest, Lhotse, and the majestic Ama Dablam. Immerse yourself in the park's exhibits, delving into the intricate tapestry of flora and fauna that grace this region. 

 As the afternoon unfolds, indulge in a short trek to the traditional Sherpa villages of Khunde or Khumjung. These villages provide a unique opportunity to interact with the warm-hearted locals, gaining insights into their way of life.  

You might even visit ancient monasteries, where intriguing relics like the fabled 'Yeti Scalp' are preserved. These villages offer glimpses of everyday Sherpa life, from children joyfully playing in the fields to elders sharing tales from generations past. 

 Returning to Namche, allow the evening to envelop you in the charm of this bustling mountain town. Sample local delicacies at the inviting eateries or simply find solace in the comfort of your tea house.  

It's a perfect time to rest and rejuvenate, preparing both your body and spirit for the adventures that lie ahead in the days to come. 

  • Guest Houses/Lodges
  • Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner Included
  • 3450m

As the first light of dawn gracefully bathes the surrounding snow-capped summits, your trek for the day presents a delightful blend of uphill and downhill trails. Meandering through enchanting rhododendron and birch forests, the air is alive with the melodious symphony of vibrant bird calls.  

Keep your eyes peeled, for you might be fortunate enough to catch a glimpse of elusive musk deer or a majestic Himalayan tahr along your path. 

Approaching the village of Tengboche, a prominent landmark comes into view – the iconic Tengboche Monastery, perched majestically atop a ridge. This revered monastery, the largest in the Khumbu region, holds not only spiritual significance but also offers surreal vistas of Everest, Nuptse, and the graceful Ama Dablam.  

If your timing aligns, consider joining the resident monks for an evening prayer ceremony, an experience that resonates with profound peace and devotion. 

The village of Tengboche itself, with its quaint collection of teahouses, is set against the backdrop of towering peaks that inspire both awe and introspection. As night falls, find solace and tranquility in the cozy confines of a local tea house, situated at an elevation of 3867 meters.  

It's a perfect opportunity to reflect on the day's journey and embrace the serene ambiance that surrounds you, preparing for the adventures that await the morrow. 

  • Guest Houses/Lodges
  • Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner Included
  • 3864m

As the first light of dawn graces the majestic Himalayas, your journey unfolds towards Dingboche, a pivotal waypoint for trekkers on the path to the Everest Base Camp. Today's trail promises a captivating encounter with the region's unique biodiversity.  

You'll navigate through picturesque alpine meadows and summer yak pastures, all the while feasting your eyes on the breathtaking beauty of surrounding peaks, including Taboche and Cholatse. 

Dingboche, often referred to as the 'gateway to the Imja Valley,' is nestled at a lofty altitude of 4,410 meters. As you wander through its stone-walled fields, the sheer grandeur of Lhotse and Ama Dablam serves as an awe-inspiring backdrop, reminding you of the extraordinary heights you've achieved.  

Take advantage of this time to further acclimatize to the increasing altitude with short, invigorating hikes in the area. And don't forget to savor the mesmerizing hues of the sunset as they paint the sky over these magnificent peaks.  

When night descends, find comfort and warmth in a welcoming mountain tea house, ready to recharge for the adventures that await in the days ahead. 

  • Guest Houses/Lodges
  • Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner Included
  • 4350m

Ensuring a seamless Everest trekking experience hinges on your ability to adapt to the high altitude. Kickstart your day with an ascent to the summit of Nangkartshang Peak. This well-known vantage point, favored by avid Everest enthusiasts, rewards you with awe-inspiring panoramic vistas.  

Here, you can feast your eyes on the splendor of Makalu, the world's fifth-highest mountain, painting the horizon. 

Following this invigorating hike, let your afternoon be a delightful immersion into the welcoming Sherpa community. Their captivating tales of mountaineering adventures, coupled with the aromatic delights of mountain cuisine, form the very essence of the authentic Everest Base Camp Trek experience.  

As the evening gently envelops Dingboche, take in the serene atmosphere, marked by a star-studded sky and the crisp, invigorating mountain air. It's a time to reflect on your journey, embrace the camaraderie of fellow trekkers, and recharge for the thrilling days that lie ahead. 

  • Guest Houses/Lodges
  • Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner Included
  • 4350m

With newfound energy and a heightened sense of acclimatization, today's trek draws you nearer to the heart of the Khumbu Glacier. As you venture forth, the path unfurls amidst the stark beauty of moraine landscapes, serving as a living testament to the dynamic geological processes that shape the Himalayas.  

Along the way, you'll encounter the poignant Tukla Pass Memorial, a solemn tribute to the climbers and Sherpas who have made the ultimate sacrifice during their Everest expeditions. 

Continuing your journey, the trail gradually ascends towards Lobuche, a charming hamlet nestled at the base of the formidable Lobuche Peak.  

Situated at an impressive altitude of 4,940 meters, Lobuche serves as a crucial resting point for trekkers gearing up for the final leg of their Everest Base Camp adventure.  

As evening approaches, take advantage of this time to mentally and physically prepare for the challenges that lie ahead.  

While doing so, bask in the tranquil glow of the setting sun casting its warm hues upon the towering peaks, a moment of quiet reflection amidst the grandeur of the Himalayas.

  • Guest Houses/Lodges
  • Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner Included
  • 4350m

Begin your day with a hearty breakfast, replenishing your energy reserves for the thrilling trek that lies ahead. Depart from Lobuche, setting your sights on the iconic Everest Base Camp.  

As you venture forth, the trail gracefully meanders alongside the formidable Khumbu Glacier, treating you to a mesmerizing panorama of icy formations and towering peaks. 

Upon your arrival at Everest Base Camp (5,357m), bask in the profound sense of accomplishment that washes over you, for you now stand at the very starting point of historic summit expeditions.  

The base camp offers an unparalleled view of the majestic Khumbu Icefall, a sight that never fails to leave trekkers awestruck. Be sure to capture this unforgettable moment; the backdrop of towering peaks, including the majestic Nuptse, Khumbuste, and Pumori, presents a photography opportunity like no other. 

 After this once-in-a-lifetime experience, retrace your steps back to Gorak Shep, where you'll spend the night. Engage in heartfelt conversations with fellow trekkers, sharing tales and experiences from the day's adventures.  

Rest your weary bones in the cozy confines of a guesthouse in Gorak Shep, ensuring you get the rest you need for the upcoming day's exploits. 

  • Guest Houses/Lodges
  • Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner Included
  • 5357m

Rise early and embark on a pre-dawn hike, a thrilling ascent to Kala Patthar (5,550m), the renowned vantage point that promises a spellbinding sunrise view of Mount Everest and its neighboring peaks. While this journey poses its challenges, the rewards are immeasurable.  

Witness the world awakening as the first rays of the sun cast a golden and crimson glow upon majestic Everest, an awe-inspiring spectacle that will forever be etched in your memory. 

After indulging in the sweeping panoramic vistas, which encompass towering giants like Lhotse, Makalu, Cho Oyu, and the graceful Ama Dablam, begin your descent towards Gorak Shep.  

There, savor a revitalizing breakfast, reinvigorating you for the day's adventures as you continue your journey towards Pheriche. 

The path to Pheriche (4,440m) unfolds with a notable shift in scenery. You'll descend through picturesque alpine meadows, passing by yak herds and quaint stone-walled villages, all while keeping the magnificent peaks within your sight.  

Pheriche, a charming village nestled in a wind-protected valley, beckons with its comfortable lodges, offering a well-deserved respite for trekkers. 

Settle into your guesthouse, taking the opportunity to reflect on the day's exhilarating adventures.  

As you drift into a peaceful slumber, you'll be recharged and ready for the promising journey that awaits you tomorrow.

  • Guest Houses/Lodges
  • Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner Included
  • 5550m

With the challenging high-altitude terrain now in your rearview, it's time to embark on the homeward trek. As you journey back, you'll pass through the enchanting village of Tengboche, home to its iconic monastery.  

The return to Namche Bazaar carries a sense of nostalgia, a journey through familiar landscapes that have witnessed your epic adventure. This bustling Sherpa town, often referred to as the 'heartland of the Khumbu region,' welcomes trekkers with its lively market and cozy cafes. 

As you stroll along the cobbled streets of Namche, take the opportunity to engage in some last-minute shopping, perhaps picking up souvenirs or mementos to remember your Everest expedition. Alternatively, indulge in the delightful flavors of regional cuisine, savoring every bite. 

Consider revisiting the Sherpa Culture Museum to deepen your understanding of the local way of life or simply relax, reminiscing about the incredible journey to Everest.  

As the day gently winds down, take pleasure in the familiar comforts of this unique town, where tradition and modernity seamlessly coexist amidst the awe-inspiring backdrop of the Himalayas.  

It's a time to reflect on your accomplishments and soak in the rich cultural tapestry that surrounds you. 

  • Guest Houses/Lodges
  • Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner Included
  • 3450m

The journey from Namche Bazaar to Lukla retraces your steps through the heart of the Khumbu region, creating a sense of déjà vu. As you descend, the landscape transitions from high-altitude terrain to dense forests, familiar suspension bridges, and welcoming villages, marking the approaching end of this memorable trek.  

The path itself serves as a poignant reminder of the first days of your adventure, and with each step, you experience a bittersweet mix of nostalgia and relief. 

Lukla, the bustling primary hub for trekkers entering and exiting the Everest region, beckons with its vibrant atmosphere. It's a place to celebrate the successful completion of this significant portion of your journey, and you'll find comfort and camaraderie in one of the local teahouses.  

With the exhilarating adventures of the past days still fresh in your memory, the evening presents the perfect opportunity to share stories, experiences, and laughter with fellow trekkers, creating lasting bonds forged through the challenges and triumphs of the Himalayas. 

  • Guest Houses/Lodges
  • Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner Included
  • 2810m

Bid a fond farewell to the awe-inspiring Everest region as you embark on a scenic flight back to Kathmandu from the Tenzing-Hillary Airport in Lukla.  

The journey offers a visual feast of the sprawling Himalayan landscape from a unique aerial perspective, providing a breathtaking overview of the trails you've conquered and the majestic peaks you've encountered. 

Upon touchdown at Tribhuvan Airport in Kathmandu, our dedicated representative will be on hand to guide you to your hotel, ensuring a seamless transition back to city life.  

The evening presents various options: you can choose to explore Kathmandu's renowned World Heritage Sites, immersing yourself in the rich history and culture of the city. Alternatively, simply unwind and recharge at your leisure. 

Indulge your taste buds with a delectable serving of traditional Nepali cuisine, savoring the flavors of the region in the vibrant streets of Thamel.  

Don't forget to explore the local markets and shops, where you can find unique souvenirs to commemorate your unforgettable Himalayan journey, keeping the memories alive long after your return home. 

  • 3 Star hotel in Kathmandu
  • Breakfast
  • 1400m

As Day 16 dawns, the moment arrives to conclude your remarkable sojourn in the Land of the Himalayas. Following your hotel checkout, our dedicated representative will accompany you to Tribhuvan International Airport, ensuring a smooth transition for your onward journey.  

As the plane gracefully takes to the skies, take a moment to reflect on the countless memories forged during the Everest Base Camp Trek and the tapestry of enriching experiences Nepal has generously bestowed upon you. 

Though this chapter may be ending, remember that the spirit of adventure and the allure of Nepal's majestic landscapes will always beckon.  

Until we meet again on your next Himalayan expedition, embrace the sentiment of Namaste, a heartfelt farewell that carries with it the warm wishes and gratitude of the Land of the Himalayas. Safe travels! 

  • Breakfast
Note

Due to the congestion in Kathmandu's Tribhuvan International Airport, as of recent years, flights to Lukla are often operated from the Manthali Airport in Ramechhap District.

Ramechhap, located about 132 km east of Kathmandu, is a less-busy alternative to the bustling Kathmandu airport. Manthali Airport, in particular, provides a less crowded and more efficient starting point for those embarking on the exhilarating flight to Lukla.

It's important to know that the journey from Kathmandu to Ramechhap can take about 4-5 hours by road. This means an early morning departure from Kathmandu is necessary to catch the flight from Manthali to Lukla. Travelers should be prepared for this additional transit when planning their itinerary. However, this drive offers a chance to witness Nepal's scenic countryside, lush green hills, terraced farm fields, and flowing rivers.

On the positive side, flights from Manthali Airport to Lukla are less likely to be delayed or cancelled due to weather conditions compared to those from Kathmandu, as the weather in Ramechhap is often more stable. This increases the reliability of getting to Lukla on your scheduled flight day.

Overall, while the change of airports can add a bit more travel time, it also offers additional views of Nepal's picturesque landscapes and a smoother journey to Lukla, the gateway to the Everest region. The 15-minute stunning flight from Manthali to Lukla, with its spectacular views of the Himalayas, continues to be an unforgettable experience and a highlight for many trekkers.

Trip Map

Everest Base Camp Trek map

Cost Details

Includes

  • International and domestic airport transfers ( private tourist vehicle)
  • Hotel in Kathmandu - for 2 nights (3 star category hotel)
  • Domestic flight ticket ( Kathmandu-Lukla-Kathmandu)
  • 11 nights accomodation (tea houses) in the mountain
  • Meals during the trek ( 12 breakfast, 11 lunch and 11 dinner)
  • Professional/experience trek guide from Kathmandu to Kathmandu
  • Permit for Sagarmatha National Park and Local permit
  • Equipments for your trek ( Duffel bags, walking poles and route maps)
  • Equipments, insurance and transport for field staff
  • Usage of first aid kit

Excludes

  • Lunch/Dinner in Kathmandu
  • Porter services ( 240 USD for the entire trip )
  • Your travel insurance
  • Personal expences

Dates & Price

Trip DatePriceAvailability 
Start DateMondayApril 22, 2024End DateSundayMay 05, 2024StatusStatusLimitedPricePriceUS $1305
Start DateWednesdayApril 24, 2024End DateTuesdayMay 07, 2024StatusStatusGuaranteedPricePriceUS $1305
Start DateFridayApril 26, 2024End DateThursdayMay 09, 2024StatusStatusGuaranteedPricePriceUS $1305
Start DateSundayApril 28, 2024End DateSaturdayMay 11, 2024StatusStatusGuaranteedPricePriceUS $1305
Start DateTuesdayApril 30, 2024End DateMondayMay 13, 2024StatusStatusGuaranteedPricePriceUS $1305

Good to Know

Kathmandu to Lukla Flight

The flight initiated from Kathmandu to Lukla takes you off the Lukla Airport which is situated at a height of 2,860 meters. This airport is knowna as one of the most daunting airports globally because of the challenging weather conditions and extreme landscapes. Lukla airport has been named as Tenzing Hillary Airport.

Even in the usually stable Spring and Autumn months, weather patterns can be unpredictable, affecting flights. It is prudent to have an extra day in your travel plans to accommodate any unexpected weather changes.

Dream Heaven Adventure would provide with all sorts of plannings for its trekkers.

Lukla might experience light rain and occasional snow during early and late Autumn, which can complicate flight schedules even leading to possible flight cancellations.

If you're trekking on a budget, you might need to wait for the weather to clear. But, if you can, consider the Kathmandu to Lukla helicopter flight as a more reliable alternative if you are quiet flexible with your budget.

Helicopters fly at lower altitudes compared to planes, providing a smoother trip to Lukla. Dream Himalayan welcomes you to try their helicopter service to Lukla, offering a one-day Everest Base Camp helicopter tour in Autumn/Spring 2024 at competitive prices.

It is informed that the flight to Lukla is operated from Manthlai Airport during peak trekking seasons (Aril-May and October-Novembver) on the ground to ease the high air traffic.

Travel Insurance

International Travel Insurance is crucial during this trek as it comes with its own set of risks, and the unpredictable nature of the terrain can create unexpected challenges. The insurance assists you for your safety, especially during the need of emergency evacuation. This insurance helps with helicopter evacuations in emergencies.

This insurance will also cover all sorts of medical costs and necessary healthcare you might need. Therefore, securing comprehensive travel insurance is not just a smart move, but an rudimentary step for your safety and peace of mind during your Everest trek.

Altitude Sickness while Trekking to Everest Base Camp

Trekking to the Everest Base Camp, which is situated above 5,364 meters, and the higher point of Kala Patthar at 5,644 meters, brings several challenges due to the high altitude. At these altitudes, the reduced oxygen levels can lead to altitude sickness.

Altitude sickness is quite common in the Everest region, starting to become noticeable at around 3,500 meters. As you acends up towards higher elevation, the atmospheric air becomes thinner and thinner, leading to difficulty in breathing followed by other noticeable symptoms such as headaches, nausea, vomiting, digestive issues. This is diagonised as Acute Mountain Sickness (AMS)Awareness and preventive measures are key to managing AMS while enjoying the stunning landscape of this region.

Upgrading the Everest Base Camp with Helicopters

For a quicker journey to the Everest Region, helicopters offer an appealing option, suitable for various needs. Depending on your schedule and preferences, you have a range of choices.

Helicopter can be the best alternative if you're short on time and not planning to trek. This includes landing at Kalapathar for a closer view of Everest. Moreover, a delightful breakfast at the Everest View Hotel is also available.

Also, if you wish to conclude your journey early, this Helicopter would be the perfect option to direclty back to Kathmandu from Kalapathhar.

However, choosing a helicopter is more expensive and usually requires a group of passengers, unless you opt for a private charter.

For more information or any queries about this alternative, please feel free to contact us.

Safety Guidelines for Everest Base Camp Trek

Ensuring safety is critical during the Everest Base Camp (EBC) Trek. Here are essential safety measures to consider:

Detailed Planning

Feel free to inquire more informaton from the Dream Heaven about the safety guidelines and requirements along the EBC Trek route, weather patterns, and potential challenges like altitude sickness.

Appropriate Gear

Choose quality hiking boots, clothes suitable for varying temperatures, a durable backpack, and a good sleeping bag. Essential items include a first aid kit, water purification tablets, sunscreen, and insect repellent. Pack for diverse weather conditions, including rain gear and warm clothes.

Group Trekking

Trekking in a group or with a guide is safer than going solo. This offers mutual support, emergency assistance, and added safety. Inform your family or friends about your trekking plans and keep them updated.

Respect and Adherence

Respect local customs, traditions, and wildlife. Stick to the designated trails, avoid shortcuts, and practice good hygiene. Drink safe water to prevent illnesses.

Acclimatization

Acclimate to high altitudes by ascending gradually. Recognize altitude sickness symptoms and rest as needed. Stay hydrated, avoid alcohol and strenuous activities, and consider altitude sickness medication as advised by a doctor. Our guides will provide you all sorts of informations for this.

Effective Communication

Choosing the trekking agency and guide who have knowledgeable in the local language for better communication is crucial. Consult well before trekking with the agency regarding the possible emergency evacuation plans and ensure you have travel insurance.

Physical Fitness

Prepare with regular exercise, including cardio and strength training, to build endurance and lower injury risk. Seek medical advice before the trek, especially if you have pre-existing health conditions.

Adhering to these safety measures helps trekkers confidently navigate the EBC Trek, minimizing risks and ensuring their well-being in the Himalayas.

Accommodations and Food Options in Everest Base Camp Trek

Accommodations

The Everest Base Camp trek offers different types of accommodations as per the needs of trekkers:

Teahouses/Lodges
Throughout the way, Teahouses are the most prevalent accommodation type and they offer basic facilities. Also, they provide private and shared rooms with common dining areas, and shared/attached bathrooms, typically with squat toilets. Mostly, rooms are simple, with essential bedding. Some teahouses might offer hot showers, but with an additional cost.

Luxury Lodges
Recently, luxury lodges have emerged along the route, featuring more comfortable amenities such as en-suite bathrooms, hot showers, heating, and sometimes Wi-Fi. These lodges are fewer in number and more expensive.
Accommodations might be more basic in areas like Dingboche, Lobuche, and Gorakshep. Booking in advance, especially during peak seasons (spring and autumn), is recommended.

Food Options

The food on the Everest Base Camp trek varies depending on your accommodation:

Breakfast
Expect breakfast items like toast, eggs, pancakes, porridge, Tibetan bread, and tea or coffee. Some places offer additional options like hash browns, sausages, or fruits.

Lunch
Lunch menus typically include Dal Bhat, noodles, fried rice, momo, sandwiches, and soups, providing energy for the trek.

Dinner
Dinner choices are diverse, with Nepali, Tibetan, Indian, and Continental cuisines. Options include Dal Bhat, various curries, pasta, pizza, fried noodles, yak steak, and more, along with soups, bread, and desserts like apple pie.

Snacks
You'll find snacks like chocolate bars, biscuits, energy bars, nuts, and fruits along the trail and in small shops.

Drinks
A variety of drinks are available, including different teas, coffee, hot chocolate, soft drinks, and bottled water. It's important to stay hydrated.

Food choices may be more limited at higher elevations, and prices may increase. Opting for vegetarian dishes or well-cooked meat is advisable to avoid food-related illnesses.

Important Tips for EBC Trek

Local Etiquette:

  • A polite “Namaste” is the customary greeting.
  • Always ask for permission before entering someone's house or a religious shrine.

Respect Local Customs:

  • Remember, you're a guest. Dress modestly and seek consent before photographing people.
  • Walk clockwise around stupas and mani walls, respecting local Buddhist traditions.

Stay Eco-Friendly:

  • Maintining environmental sustainabilty is key.
  • Minimize plastic use. Carry a refillable water bottle and purify water rather than buying bottled.
  • Carry trash bags and bring non-biodegradable waste back down with you.

Weather and Conditions:

  • The Himalayan weather is notoriously unpredictable. Always check short-term and long-term forecasts.
  • Packing a portable weather radio can be helpful for on-the-go updates.

Foot Care:

  • Blisters can be a trekker's worst enemy. Ensure your boots are well-fitted and broken in.
  • Moisture-wicking socks and foot powder can prevent blisters and fungal infections.

Tipping and Gratuities:

  • Tipping porters, guides, and teahouse staff is customary and appreciated.
  • Carry small denominations for easier tipping.

Battery and Electronics:

  • Cold drains battery life quickly. Keep electronics warm, maybe even sleep with them in your sleeping bag.
  • Some teahouses offer charging for a fee. Solar chargers or power banks can be lifesavers.

Reading and Resources:

  • Bring along a guidebook or memoirs of Everest expeditions to deepen your connection to the place.
  • Maps and altitude profiles can help you visualize each day's trek.

Spiritual Connections:

  • The region is steeped in Tibetan Buddhism. Consider visiting monasteries or attending a local prayer ceremony.
  • Reflect on your journey; for many, it's not just a physical challenge but also a spiritual quest.

Dealing with Waste:

  • Basic toilet facilities are available en route, but always carry toilet paper and hand sanitizer.
  • Using biodegradable soaps and shampoos helps protect the fragile ecosystem.

FAQs

  • Q1. Could I trek as solo women, is it safe?

    There is never issue trekking with solo women or join in the gathering. All aides and doormen are fair, trust commendable, solid and deliberately decided for your treks, you won’t confront any issue trekking with your aide, and you will meet numerous likeminded explorers amid the trail.

  • Everest base camp trek, 14 days standard package costs USD 1450. This price gets lower if you reserve the trip in groups.

    The EBC trekking is highly customizable. It lets you extend the trip to the Gokyo Lakes trek, Everest Three High Passes Trek, stay a few days at Namche and Lukla, and more. Also, you can first trek to Everest Base Camp and return by helicopter to Kathmandu.

    Hence, your preference for this trek makes the price difference.

  • If you feel uncomfortable while hiking, report immediately to your guide and seek medical attention. Our Everest base camp trek guides come with first aid and basic medication knowledge. Further, if the situation worsens, you'll get a helicopter evacuation immediately.

    To mitigate the risk of altitude sickness, it is recommended to ensure proper hydration by consuming an ample amount of water while refraining from alcohol and caffeinated beverages. Additionally, incorporating electrolytes and oral rehydration solutions can help maintain the essential body ions. It is advised to maintain a consistent and sufficient dietary intake to meet the body's nutritional needs.

    With our proper acclimatisation on the itinerary, you'll get plenty of rest and care from the trip guide.

  • Everest BC trekking for Autumn 2023 is now open. Dream Heaven Adventure, a registered local tour agency, is recently receiving reservations and inquiries from trekkers for this trek. Since we operate this tour with limited trekkers for fixed departures, book your Everest Base Camp Trek today.

  • While prior trekking experience is not mandatory, it is highly recommended to have a good level of fitness and some hiking experience. The Everesy tbase camp trek involves walking for several hours each day, often in challenging terrain, so being physically prepared will enhance your experience.

  • To trek to Everest Base Camp, you need three permits: the Sagarmatha National Park Permit and the TIMS (Trekkers' Information Management System) Card and Khumbu Rural Municipality entry fee. These permits are obtainable in through our company "Dream Heaven Adventure".

  • While it is not possible to do the Everest Base Camp Trek independently, many trekkers opt to hire a guide or porter. A guide can provide valuable local knowledge, assist with navigation, and ensure your safety. A porter can help carry your heavy backpack, allowing you to focus on enjoying the trek.

  • At Dream Heaven Adventure, we have implemented a lifetime deposit policy, granting you the convenience of transferring your deposit to another person or applying it towards an alternative trip. In the event that you decide to cancel your reserved trip, it is important to note that specific cancellation charges will be applicable. For a comprehensive understanding of our booking terms and conditions, we kindly request you to refer to the detailed information provided therein.

  • During the peak trekking season (September to November) and (March to May), the trail can be quite crowded, with many trekkers making their way up to Base Camp. Accommodation can be scarce, and the lodges along the trail can get quite busy, so it's essential to book in advance. Additionally, you might have to share your room with other trekkers or sleep in communal areas, such as dining rooms.

    However, during the offseason (December to February), the trail is less crowded, and you might be able to enjoy a quieter trekking experience. Nevertheless, it's important to note that the winter months can be quite harsh, with cold temperatures and snowfall, which can make the trek more challenging.

  • Here are some of the essential items you should bring along with you during the trek to Everest Base Camp:

    Clothing: You will need a variety of clothing items for the climb, including a warm jacket, insulated pants, a hat, gloves, and thermal underwear. You will also need hiking boots, socks, and a rain jacket.

    Sleeping gear: You will need a warm sleeping bag, a sleeping pad, and a pillow to ensure a good night's rest.

    Trekking gear: You will need a backpack to carry your gear, a trekking pole, and a headlamp for navigating the trail at night.

    Personal care items: These include sunscreen, lip balm, toilet paper, and wet wipes.

    First-aid kit: This should include basic medical supplies, such as bandages, antiseptic, and pain relievers.

    High-altitude medicine: You may need medication to prevent altitude sickness, such as acetazolamide.

    Snacks and hydration: Bring plenty of high-energy snacks and water bottles or a hydration bladder to keep you fueled and hydrated during the climb.

    Camera: You'll want to capture the stunning views and memories of your climb, so bring a camera or smartphone with a good camera.

    It's also important to keep in mind that packing too much can be a burden, so try to pack only the essentials and keep your gear as lightweight as possible. Additionally, make sure to check with your trekking company for any specific gear requirements they may have.

Client Reviews

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    Elke RindfleischUnited States |April 27, 2023
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    Great EBC trek with Dreram Heaven Adventure

    We went on the Everest Base Camp trek in May 2023. It was tough choosing a company for our trek because there are many choices. We eventually picked Dream Heaven Adventure based on the positive reviews on Trip Advisor. Suman, the person running Dream Heaven, was excellent in answering our queries promptly and professionally, which made us feel confident about our choice.
    A guide received us at the airport and led us to the hotel to meet Suman. Dream Heaven also provided a tour of Kathmandu before the trek, included in the package, which was quite insightful.
    Kumar was with us on the trek. He was extremely helpful and well-informed, ensuring our journey was comfortable. He was attentive to our well-being each day and we felt safe following his advice. Acting on Kumar's suggestion, we started our day early on the 9th day, reaching Everest Base Camp before it got crowded. This allowed us to enjoy the site and take pictures at our own pace. We also had a porter assisting us. Despite not speaking good English, he was always warm, greeting us with a 'Namaste'. He was kind enough to offer to carry our day packs as well, but we respectfully declined, understanding his workload.
    Suman demonstrated his professionalism by visiting our hotel to check if we were satisfied and catered for. We had a fantastic experience with Dream Heaven Team and can't recommend them enough. We hope our account aids you in deciding on a company for your trek in Nepal.

     

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    Teresa LopezUnited States |April 12, 2023
    TripAdvisor

    EBC Trek

    Our journey was truly incredible. Initially, my girlfriend and I had some apprehensions about our trip to Nepal, but our guide simplified everything. Our adventure to Everest Base Camp turned out to be an unforgettable experience. Our guide, Kumar, was top-notch. He was amiable, humorous, and possessed great knowledge of the area, while managing all our needs. He showed us the highlights of Nepal, and also allowed us some freedom to discover things ourselves. He was very accommodating when we needed to tweak our plans. I would suggest anyone considering a trip to Nepal to engage this travel company. They're quite adept at their work and their good reputation is spreading.

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    Raj SIndia |October 09, 2022
    TripAdvisor

    Fantastic Service and Awesome Experience 2022

    It was a fantastic experience working with dearm heaven Adventure Service,the owner are super friendly Very helpful ,guide raj He is very kind and easy to work with. Definitely will use their services in the future as well. Highly recommend.

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    Karen SWAustralia |September 06, 2022
    TripAdvisor

    Excellent service and amazing guide

    Dream Heaven and Team did a fantastic job organizing this Everest base camp trek for our group. They organized all the travel logistics and kept us very well informed. It was the most fantastic trip we ever had. Our guide Hupa Raj was outstanding. He is very kind and looked after everything perfectly. We couldn’t have done this trip without him and porter Ramesh. Book your Nepal trip with Dream Heaven without any hesitation. And make sure Hupa as your guide.

  • Manish Kumar
    Manish KumarIndia |August 24, 2022
    TripAdvisor

    Best trip ever

    Superb support and service provided by the company, very friendly team, excellent in support, enjoyed lots its a life time memorable trip, thanks for your hospitality and support

    #Highly #recommend
    #Everest base camp treck
    #Nepal

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