Everest Base Camp Trek

Duration: 16 Days5/5(6 reviews)
At a Glance
  • Duration 16 Days
  • Trip Grade Moderate
  • Destination Nepal
  • Start/End Kathmandu/Kathmandu
  • Group Size 1-14
  • Max. Altitude 5545m

Highlights

  • An easy-going itinerary to the Everest base camp with ample acclimatization days
  • Thrilling flight in and out of Lukla airport, the starting/ending point of the trail
  • Trek through the lush forests of rhododendron and small villages
  • Traverse in the Sagarmatha National Park, packed with natural wonders like waterfalls, streams, rivers, forests, moraines, glaciers, mountains, etc
  • Get to see the daily lifestyle of the Sherpas and their culture
  • Visit ancient monasteries while trekking and come across a range of flora & fauna
  • Ascend to Everest base camp and Kala Patthar viewpoint
  • Witness breathtaking mountain panoramas and diverse landscapes

Everest Base Camp Trek Overview

"Join us on our Everest base camp trek 16 days 2022/2023 departures and trek to the lap of the highest mountain in the world. Escape in the Himalayas and embark on one of the most adventurous trips of your life with our expert team. We offer the best Everest base camp trek cost with exceptional service."

Everest base camp trek 16 days is one of the finest itineraries that include ample acclimatization days and two full free days in Kathmandu. This Everest base camp trekking itinerary is for travelers who are looking for the best itinerary to trek to the lap of Mt. Everest, the highest mountain in the world. Everest base camp trekking explores the Himalayan trail, specifically the Khumbu region of Nepal. The trail is adventurous and ascends along with dense forests, picturesque villages, and lush foothills.

We have many Everest base camp trek packages, but among all, we highly suggest the Everest base camp trek for 16 days because of its gentle pace. The trek overall is moderate and gets difficult as you approach the high elevation. The facilities in the lodges get limited at the upper part of the trail, and thin air makes the walking more exhausting than it is. However, the panoramic views of the giant mountains and the welcoming locals will push us to move forward.

Talking about the locals, the Everest region is home to the famous Sherpas and other ethnic groups like Rai, Limbu, Bhotiya, etc. Everest base camp trekking allows you to spend a lot of time with these people and understand their unique lifestyles. The trek also offers close insight into the rich cultural heritage of the locals. You get to visit ancient monasteries like Tengboche (3,860 m) and Pangboche (3,985 m) on the way.

Major attractions of Everest Base Camp Trek 16 Days

The flight between Kathmandu and Lukla airport

The Kathmandu to Lukla flight is one of the most nerve-racking flights that one can go on. Flying through green hills and high mountains, you land on a small runway at 2,860 meters above sea level. It's the kind of landing that makes the passengers clap. The aerial mountain views during the flight make it even more special.

The Best itinerary to EBC for travelers in no rush

Unlike other EBC trek itineraries, our 16 days Everest base camp trek is more on the easygoing side. We take our time to explore Kathmandu and spend a good number of days in the mountains. The itinerary has enough rest days and allows trekkers to enjoy every second on the trail without rushing.

Trek in the Sagarmatha National Park

From Monjo village onwards, we begin trekking in the Sagarmatha National Park, which goes all the way up to EBC and beyond. The national park is home to numerous floras & fauna, so we may come across a handful of them while trekking.

The 16-day Everest Base Camp trail goes through forests of rhododendron, birch, juniper, pine, etc. We cross streams and rivers. There are many small and big villages along the way where we spend the nights while trekking. And not only that, in the upper part of the Everest Base Camp trek route, we explore moraines, glaciers, and icefall.

Explore the homes and cultures of Sherpas

One of the major highlights of Everest Base Camp trekking is the Sherpa people. Khumbu region is home to Sherpas. While trekking through villages like Phakding, Namche Bazaar, Tengboche, Dingboche, Lobuche, etc... we get to see their daily lifestyle. This trek let us know the Sherpas closely and offers us intimate encounters with them.

Ancient monasteries visit

The Everest base camp trek route is quite rich in monasteries, stupas, prayer wheels, chortens, and prayer flags. You may see stupas in every village. Tengboche monastery is the biggest monastery in the Khumbu region that you visit in the Tengboche village. Pangboche Monastery is one of the oldest monasteries in the region. Both monasteries date back to ancient times.

Enjoy the serenity and Great Mountain views

Everest base camp trekking is renowned for its heavenly landscapes and endless mountain views. The trekking experience this particular trial offers has won the hearts of millions of trekkers, making it the most famous trek in the world. You get to see views of Himalayan mountains like Everest (8,849 m), Makalu (8,463 m), Lhotse (8,516 m), Cho Oyu (8,188 m), Ama Dablam (6,812 m), Cholatse (6,440 m), Thamserku (6,608 m), Nuptse (7,861 m), Pumori (7,161 m), Kangtega (6,782 m), etc along the way.

Likewise, the change in scenery as the elevation increases will keep encouraging you to trek. You ascend to multiple viewpoints like Hotel Everest View (3,962 m), Nagarjuna Hill (5,100 m), and Kala Patthar (5,644 m) to witness breathtaking mountain landscapes. Similarly, you also get to see gorgeous waterfalls, glaciers, and icefalls during the trek.

Reach Everest Base Camp and hike further up to Kala Patthar

Everest base camp is situated at 5,364 meters. It is a part of a moving glacier. We do not spend a night at base camp because there is no accommodation facility and descend to Gorak Shep. The following day, we hike to Kala Patthar, which is the highest point of our trek and offers 360-degree views of mountains all around it. As Mt. Everest's view is blocked at the base camp due to other giant mountains. So, we hike to Kala Parrhar to witness the majestic beauty of Everest.

Trek with an expert team & similar trekking packages recommendation

We are working in the tourism industry of Nepal for more than 2 decades. Our team is very experienced, reliable, and professional. With us, you can trek freely and get to learn a lot about the trail. Our guides are trained and friendly. You'll have no issue trekking to Everest base camp with us.

These are some of the similar trekking packages for you to check out: Annapurna Base Camp Trek, Langtang Valley Trek, Mardi Himal Trek, Khopra Danda Trek, etc.

You'll Experience

Everest Base Camp

Itinerary

Find the 16-Day Itinerary for the Everest Base Camp Trek in detail. The 16 Days EBC Trek itinerary includes arrival and departure days to and from Nepal, a day tour in Kathmandu, and an extra day at the end of the trek to use in case of any delay or cancelation on Lukla Flight. This is the standard itinerary that we offer you. However, it is customizable as per your time frame and availability. So, Contact us for the customized and tailor-made itinerary when the offered one is not suitable for you.

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Our airport team welcomes you at the Tribhuvan International Airport on your arrival day. You'll have a hassle-free airport to hotel drop. The remaining day is free.

Rest and enjoy your bustling surroundings.

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  • Max. Altitude1345

It is a day for sightseeing tour in Kathmandu and trek preparation. We have appointed a professional tour guide for you and a private car/van with a driver to commute between the monuments.

The tour guide takes you to the UNESCO World Heritage Sites like Kathmandu Durbar Square, Pashupatinath Temple, Swayambhunath, and Boudhanath Stupa. These are the historical sites you'll be visiting today.

You meet with the trek guide in our office/hotel after the tour. He will brief you about the trek and go over all the essentials for the trek. There are a lot of trekking gear shops in Thamel. So, you can buy missing gear in the late evening, if you need.

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The adventurous EBC trek begins today. First, we take a flight from Kathmandu to Lukla. It's a short flight with stunning aerial views. At Lukla, porters join us.

The next part of the day involves a 4 hours trek to Phakding. It's a gentle descent from Lukla along rocky and well-made stone paths. On the way, we walk past Cheplung village and contour the banks of the Dudh Koshi river. We reach Ghat, and from here, the trail ascends to Phakding village.

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  • AccommodationGuest House
  • Max. Altitude2610

The trail from Phakding continues through terraced fields and rolling foothills. We walk along the Dudh Koshi river banks, crossing it multiple times on suspension bridges. Along the way, we will be passing through blue pine forests and reach Benkar.

Crossing the river, we trek through Monjo, where we register our permits. The trail then goes via Jorsale and gradually ascends towards Namche Bazaar. At Namche Bazaar, we see the first view of Mt. Everest.

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  • AccommodationGuest House
  • Max. Altitude3440

Today, our day is off in Namche Bazaar. It's the biggest village in the Khumbu region with several modern facilities like WiFi, ATMs, cafes, museums, etc. In the morning, we go on a hike to Everest View Hotel to witness stunning views of the Himalayan mountains like Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse, Ama Dablam, and Thamserku, Kantega, etc.

Later in the day, we explore the market of Namche Bazaar and visit Visitor Centre and Sherpa Culture Museum.

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  • AccommodationGuest House
  • Max. Altitude3440

We continue trekking from Namche Bazaar to Tengboche on an uphill route. The trail soon follows an easy sandy area. After a few hours of walking, we ascend, following the stairs and turning around the valley. The views get captivating. We can see Mt. Ama Dablam, Mt. Lhotse, Mt. Nuptse, etc.

From Kyangjuma, we descend into a forest. Soon, we cross a suspension bridge and reach Phungi Thanga. From here, it's an uphill climb through rocky zigzag rhododendron forests. This village houses the biggest monastery in the Khumbu region, Tengboche monastery.

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The trail today is very impressive and offers breathtaking views of the mountains. Leaving Tengboche, we descend through lush forests to Deboche and walk past ancient carved stones. We then cross a suspension bridge and reach Pangboche village.

Here, we take a short break to enjoy the landscape and continue ascending the valley. Passing by Shomare village, we trek and reach Dingboche. There's one last bridge before Dingboche.

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  • AccommodationGuest House
  • Max. Altitude4410

Today is our second rest day in Dingboche village. We hike to Nagarjuna Hill (5,050 m). It's around a 3 to 4 hours walk to the hill and offers panoramic views of Ama Dablam, Taboche, Lobuche East & West, Thamserku, Kangtega, etc.

There is also an alternative hike option to Chhukung Valley. This hike offers gorgeous views of Makalu, Island Pea, Everest, Cholatse, etc. For the remaining day, we’ll explore the Dingboche village.

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Lobuche is the second last settlement area on the way to EBC. We walk on the left side along a small ridge above Pheriche. Just after walking for a few minutes, we'll come across a small monastery. The views of Mt. Taboche and Cholatse Peak in the backdrop of the monastery are phenomenal. The trail soon opens up to a wide valley, and we reach the town of Thukla.

Crossing a bridge, we begin walking on a steep, rugged route to the Thukla pass. Crossing the Khumbu Khola, we take a small break at the foot of the terminal moraine for lunch. Further, we ascend on a steep, rocky path and pass by memorial cairns before reaching Lobuche village.

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  • AccommodationGuest House
  • Max. Altitude4910

We will finally reach Everest base camp today. From Lobuche, we ascend to Gorak Shep, following a broad valley that lies parallel to Khumbu Glacier. We gradually walk over stony paths. The trail gets steeper. Further, we walk along the moraine of Changri Nup glacier and descend through the sandy trail to Gorak Shep.

We eat lunch here and continue trekking alongside the Khumbu Glacier. The trail no doubt presents jaw-dropping views of snowy mountains, Khumbu Ice falls, frozen streams, and yaks. From Gorak Shep, we soon reach Everest Base Camp. As there is no tea house or lodge at the base camp, we descend to Gorak Shep to spend the night.

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We cannot trek back before hiking to the Kala Patthar viewpoint. We begin the day before the sunrise to catch it from Kala Patthar. The trail ascends gradually to the viewpoint. We get to see mountains all around us upon reaching Kala Patthar.

Later, we descend to Pheriche to spend the night. We retrace the path up to Lobuche village and walk alongside the Khumbu Glacier. Most of the trail is a downhill walk to Pheriche village.

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  • AccommodationGuest House
  • Max. Altitude5545

The trail from Pheriche to Namche Bazaar has several ups & downs. Leaving Pheriche, we descend and cross a river. The trail then ascends and retraces the path.

We walk past Pangboche, Deboche, and Tengboche villages. We walk through lush forests and cross multiple suspension bridges on the way back.

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  • AccommodationGuest House
  • Max. Altitude3440

After having breakfast, we begin steeply descending from Namche Bazaar. The trail goes through dense forests and crosses numerous bridges over streams.

There are many small settlement areas on the way too. From Phakding village, we hike to Lukla, where the trek ends.

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  • AccommodationGuest House
  • Max. Altitude2840

Today, we take a short flight back to Kathmandu. The views during the flight are superb. Upon landing in Kathmandu, our team will drop you at the hotel. The remaining day is leisure.

We recommend you visit The Garden of Dreams, located just at the entrance of Thamel. It used to be a royal garden, now open to the public.

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A full day in Kathmandu, we use this day in case of we need on the trek or if there is any delay or cancelation on our Lukla flight due to the bad weather.

There are still so many places you can visit. We advise to visit the Bhaktapur Durbar Square and Patan Durbar Square. Other two royal residences with great history and events. There are museums and art galleries around the palace premises.

We meet you in the late evening for a farewell dinner.

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As we have completed the trip, it is time to go back home or embark on your next journey.

You can join our next adventurous package in the Himalayas if you wish. If not, our airport team will take care of your airport escort and bid you our last goodbye.

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Map & Altitude Graph

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Inclusions

  • Airport transfers
  • Four nights’ hotel in Kathmandu with breakfast
  • Sightseeing tour in Kathmandu
  • Meals during the trek with hot tea/coffee in breakfast as per the itinerary
  • Sagarmatha national park entry permits and TIMS
  • Flight fare (Kathmandu-Lukla-Kathmandu) with domestic airport tax
  • Eleven nights accommodation lodges/tea houses during the trek on twin sharing
  • A guide and porters (1 porter for every two trekkers)
  • Arrangement of emergency helicopter service, which will be paid by your travel insurance company
  • Sleeping bag, down jackets, and duffel bag, if necessary (returned after the trek)

Exclusions

  • Nepal entry visa fee
  • Travel insurance (compulsory)
  • Food (lunch and dinner) while you are in Kathmandu
  • Your personnel expenses/shopping, entrance fees on Kathmandu tour
  • All the alcoholic and non alcoholic drinks
  • Sweet things like chocolate bars and bar bills
  • Hot shower, internet, telephone and laundry
  • International airfare
  • Tips for the guide and staffs
  • Anything not mentioned in the included section

Essential Info

Accommodation on Everest Base Camp Trek

We provide 3-star hotel accommodation for four nights in Kathmandu and simple lodge/tea house accommodation for the rest of the 11 nights on the Everest base camp trek, and the rooms are basic, and just a bed with a pillow and blankets on the trek lodge/guest house, and some of them are very basic, and a sense of adventure is necessary on the trekking trail.

Note:
A hotel upgrade in Kathmandu is available. There are luxury 4 -5-star hotels available in Kathmandu. So, let us know if you want to upgrade the hotels in Kathmandu.

Meals on Everest Base Camp Trek

We provide a total of 37 (15 breakfast, 11 lunches, and 11 dinners) in the Everest base camp trek, which includes daily breakfast and all three meals a day while on the trek. You have to pay for lunch and dinner while you are in Kathmandu.

Breakfast in Kathmandu is provided in the hotel, and breakfasts & dinners on the trek also are provided in the lodges you stay in overnights. The lunches are provided in the lodges/restaurants available along the trails. Our guide will stop at lunchtime and provide your lunch.

You can find a wide variety of Nepali and Western meals on the Everest base camp trail, and you can choose and have them as per the menu of the lodges/restaurants.

Fitness Required for Everest Base Camp Trek

You do not have to be a marathon standard of fit to do the Everest base camp trek. However, a moderate level of fitness, good health, and the ability to trek about 5-7 hours a day are mandatory to complete the hiking successfully.

Most of the trekking/walking is done in the morning and early afternoon, and you would have to reach the lodges in the late afternoon. So, you will have time to relax, rest, and acclimatize to the areas. If you have any health problems, we advise you to check with your doctor before booking the trek.

Everest Base Camp Group Trek

We have several small group-joining treks with guaranteed departures, and you are welcome to join one of our fixed departure treks to Everest Base Camp. A solo traveller will have a single room in cities and have to share a room with another same-gender traveller on trekking lodges, because of a smaller number of lodges, and rooms available in remote trekking areas.

Private trek to Everest Base Camp

The private trek to Everest Base Camp is available on any date of the year. We have listed some dates to join the group trek. However, it does not mean that other dates are not available. These dates are only for the group trek, and if you prefer to do private trekking to Everest base camp, then let us know as any date is available for a private Trek.

Everest Base Camp Trek Length

The Everest base camp trek takes 12 days from Kathmandu to Kathmandu. The trekking adventure starts after a short flight to Lukla and trekking for seven days to reach EBC, and these seven days include two rest days for acclimatization, one in Namche and another in Dingboche. However, it takes only three days to trek back to Lukla, and the next day morning, you take a return flight to Kathmandu.

Furthermore, there are options to go overpass of Cho la and trek to Gokyo valley, and do another pass also over Renjo La. Our itinerary for the Everest base camp trek is for 16 days which includes arrival day and return day. It also includes a day tour in Kathmandu and an extra day at the end of the trek.

Wi-Fi on Everest Base Camp Trek

There is internet Wi-Fi available in most of the villages along the Everest base camp trail. The easiest way of connecting to the internet is by using your mobile phone. There are 3G from NCELL and NTC that provide 3G services.

Furthermore, there is internet Wi-Fi available in most of the villages, and you need to pay some fee to use the internet and Wi-Fi.

Hot shower on the Everest Base Camp Trek

The hot shower is available in all the lodges of the Everest base camp trail. There is a solar heating system hot shower in most of the villages, and only buckets of hot water available in some of the higher places on the trail such as Lobuche and Gorekshep.

We do not provide a hot shower in our package, and you need to pay about NPR 200 to 500 for the hot shower depending on different places as you go to higher places the price also becomes higher.

Other destinations on the Everest Base Camp Trek Trail

You can add some other trails/destinations to the Everest base camp trek itinerary. The Everest region is a huge area, and you can spend many more days in the region. We have an Island peak, Cho La pass, and Renjo La pass, which you can add to EBC Package.

Everest Base Camp Trek Cost

Many trekkers from around the world have a dream to trek to Everest base camp once in a lifetime. Thousands of trekkers come to visit Nepal to reach EBC every year. The EBC hiking is the most searched trek in Nepal on the internet, and one of the most asked questions is how much the Everest base camp trek costs?

Answering the question of “How much is Everest base camp trek cost?” is not easy, which depends on many things such, as how you do the Everest base camp trek? Either, you do it independently without a guide & porter or with only a local guide or with the only porter or with an international Guide.

If you do the Everest base camp trek independently without a guide and porter, you may do the EBC adventure on a low budget. And, you need to find the trail yourself, carry your luggage yourself, and arrange the lodge, permits, flight, etc…yourself in this situation.

If you are planning to take the guided trek to Everest base camp, you can find hundreds of tour companies on google/the internet that offer the EBC trek from the US $ 800.00 to a few thousand dollars which can make you confused about which agency to choose.

You need to study the itinerary and the services provided in the offered cost carefully before deciding on your company for your Everest Base Camp Trek. You can also find many international companies offering Everest base camp trek, and the price in these companies is comparatively more than local companies where there is not much difference in services compared with local companies and only difference is you get international leader/guide from them.

The cost of an Everest base camp trek from a local company based in Nepal is comparatively cheaper rather than that of international companies. You also can find cost variation in local companies, and the cost is depending on the services you received as some company offers the trek without meals, without domestic flights, without porters. So, you need to study carefully about these things before choosing any company to arrange your dream adventure to Everest base camp.

We Outfitter Himalaya is a local-based company in Kathmandu, Nepal, offering an Everest base camp trek for a long time at fair prices without any hidden extras. Our price includes 4-night accommodation in Kathmandu, tea house accommodation in trekking, required trekking permits, meals on trek, guide, porter, domestic flights, and needed equipment. So, our cost is reasonable.

Shorten the Everest Base Camp Trek to 14 Days or Less

We at Outfitter Himalaya have 16 Days itinerary for the Everest base camp trek. The itinerary includes your arrival day in Kathmandu and returns day from Kathmandu as well. The itinerary also includes a tour in Kathmandu and an extra at the end of the trek. The extra day is used in case of any delay/cancelation of the Lukla flight cause of bad weather.

We can shorten the Everest base camp trek to 14 days by removing the Kathmandu tour and the extra day if you cannot afford 16 days.

Furthermore, even if you do not have 14 days, we can still make the Everest base camp trek shorter. However, the given fixed date group trek does not apply, and you need to do a private adventure to EBC. We can even shorten the Everest Base Camp Journey by removing the rest days, which are in Namche and Dingboche. However, you need to walk longer days in this case.

Eventhough you do not have ten days to do the Everest base camp trek, we can still make it shorter to 8 days, and you need to fly back to Kathmandu by helicopter from Gorekshep.

Children on Everest Base Camp Trek

There is not any age restriction to do the Everest base camp trek. However, the Everest base camp adventure is not an easy task. So, we accept booking for only ten or more years’ children for group trek to EBC. And, they must be accompanied by a responsible adult 18 or above more years.

If you are planning an Everest base camp trek with children less than ten years, please contact us for the price and booking process.

Water on Everest Base Camp Trek

Bottled water and boiled water are available in every lodge of the Everest base camp trekking trail. So, you can buy bottled water or boiled water to drink. Furthermore, we also advise you to bring water purification pills/medicine that you can use on normal free water and drink.

FAQs

  • Q1. How difficult is the Everest Base Camp Trek?

    Everest base camp trail difficulty is marked moderate by the experts. Below we have explained the difficulty level of the EBC trek in two factors.

    Route difficulty: Trekking to Everest base camp is not as easy as you may have thought because the trek is recommended for beginner trekkers. The terrain is rugged and gets steep & rocky as you ascend. You'll be crossing densely forested paths. The latter part of the trail is all about walking on glaciers, moraines, and gorges.

    Altitude Sickness: The risk of altitude sickness is high during the Everest base camp trekking, but we have ample acclimatization days in our itinerary to rest. Depending on how your body reacts to the change in elevation, you may or may not get altitude sickness.

  • The Everest Region, along with the rest of Nepal has 4 distinct seasons. Spring, Summer, Autumn, and Winter. The months from February to May, pre-monsoon, and from September to December, post-monsoon, are the best time for the Everest Base Camp Trek.

    Every season offers its own excitement and atmosphere but if you want to have some certainty about the weather conditions, you must choose the peak season like Autumn and Spring. You can also do the Everest Base Camp Trek in winter months; However, you have to revise your packing list and get ready for temperatures below -15 Celsius / -1 Fahrenheit and need to have some extra days.

  • Even though Everest base camp is a long trek of more than 10 days, you do not need to be an expert in trekking. However, you require a certain fitness level, so that you can walk at least 6 hours a day. For this, you can hike to nearby places and build physical fitness & stamina. Also, visit your doctor and learn about altitude sickness & how it may affect you.

    As spring & autumn are the busiest seasons for Everest base camp trekking, it's wise to book early to make sure you get all the accommodation along the trail. If we get the booking confirmation on time, we'll be able to make reservations for you.

  • The total distance of the Everest Base camp trek is 130KM, and the standard itinerary takes about 12 days to complete the trek from Lukla to Lukla. The 12 days itinerary includes two acclimatization days in between of the itinerary, one in Namche bazaar and another in Dingboche.

    There are multiple options to complete the Everest Base Camp trek, and the most common is the 15 nights 16-day Everest Base Camp Trek, which includes 4 nights in Kathmandu (Two nights pre and two nights post the trek) and 11 nights in the mountain.

    However, if you have longer holiday you can go for long trail to EBC via Jiri, or Phaphu or if you have shorter days, we also have 14 days EBC program or 12 days and 11-day with include return flight from Kalapattar by Helicopter.

  • There are few places to start the Everest base camp trek in Nepal. The most popular is Lukla, where there is an airport to fly. It takes about 25-30 minutes to reach Lukla from Kathmandu. You can also take a drive to Jiri Or, Bhandar and start the EBC trek. And, another options is to take a flight or drive to Phaplu and start the Everest Base Camp Trek.

  • The Everest base camp trek package at Outfitter Himalaya does not include an overnight stay at the base camp. You stay overnight at Gorekshep, which is the closest place to base camp, where there are lodges available to stay as there are no lodge/guest houses available at base camp. You do the day trip to Everest base camp and return to Gorekshep.

  • The Everest Base Camp Trek is very safe in general and doable for all. The trail to Everest base camp is wide, smooth, and easily findable. Fine preparation, adequate trekking gear, and a correct itinerary with enough acclimatization days are the key to a successful Everest base camp trek.

    It is your choice whether you take a solo independent or guided trek to EBC. The guided Everest base camp trek is much safer and easier as there is a guide with you to guide you on the trail and to offer you information about the trek and the trails. The domestic flights, accommodations, permits, etc…all are taken care of by the company. So, we at Outfitter Himalaya focus on guided travel to Everest base camp.

  • Everest is located in Nepal and the base camp Everest is called Everest base camp. Everest is the tallest peak in the world with an altitude of 8848 meters above sea level. There are two base camps on Everest, the south base camp is located at the altitude of 5364 meters above the sea level on the Nepal side and the north base camp is located at the altitude of 5515 meters above the sea level on the Tibet side.

    The south base of Everest is one of the most popular trekking destinations in the world, which is called the Everest base camp trek.

  • Yes, Everest base camp is a steep trek. If you have trekked in Nepal or other mountainous countries before, you should have known about the trails. The Everest base camp is high alti-tude trek that demands ascend. We gain more or less 500 meters every day while hiking to Everest base camp. The stamina, confidence, supportive team, adequate gear, and perfect program with enough acclimatization days are the key to having a successful EBC trek.

  • Surely, yes and this is the best idea. Your clothing and fear fit you the best. You can also use ours. However, they are used and may not be perfect for your body. So, we at outfitter Hima-laya suggest you have your sleeping bag, down jacket, and duffle bag.

  • Definitely, yes. You can leave your gear/luggage at the hotel in Kathmandu free of cost as the hotels have a safe place to store them. You can get them to return once you return from the trek.

  • The airplane that operates flight to Lukla are small and the total limit of weight per passenger is only 15 KG including your main luggage and hand carry. So, we suggest you to pack your gear carefully and take only the necessary things on trek and leave the extra stuff in the hotel in Kathmandu which is returned after you return from the trek.

    You can take some Kg more by paying some extra charge however it is not guaranteed for the extra luggage as it is available only when they have spaces available.

  • You do not really need to bring your own meals while coming for Everest base camp Trek. The meals are available on lodge/restaurant available on trails and most meals are included in our package. However, we suggest you to have some energy bars/chocolates ie Snickers, Twix bars and snacks that helps to gain more energy on the trek.

  • You have to consult with your doctor at home before you leave home for Everest Base Camp Trek and do accordingly from your doctor’s advice. We know that many of the trekkers use Diamox even for the prevention propose and even it may have some side effect. There will be our guide to suggest you and you must inform to the guide that if you are going to take Diamox. We can buy it in Kathmandu if you want to use it and our guide also will have it, if in case you need on the trek.

  • Yes, the most of the hotels/guest house of the camps/villages have electricity to charge your camera and mobile batteries. Some places have solar system power so, there is not enough power to charge your stuff sometimes. So, and we advise you to have some spare batteries while coming for Everest base camp Trek.

  • It is up to you that whether you want to book the trek in advance through internet or once you arrive in Nepal with the local company. You can find many trekking company in Kathmandu that offer Everest base camp trek.

    It is very much easy to book the Everest Base Camp Trek through internet these days even with the local company such as Outfitter Himalaya. We also suggest you to book the EBC trek in advance because the airport pick up on your arrival, hotels in Kathmandu, flight to Lukla, permits etc… are arranged in advance and you can start the trek right after you arrive and you can spend your time seeing many things in Kathmandu rather looking for trekking company and trek arrangement.

  • Yes, there is an Adventure helicopter tour to Everest base camp available. The helicopter land at Kalapattar or Everest base camp, where you will be given some time to take photographs and see the mesmerizing views of the Himalayas and take a return flight to Kathmandu. It is about 4 hours tour.

    Further, you can also take a helicopter flight from Gorekshep once you reach Everest base camp and Kalapattar. You will trek the classic route to EBC and only take a helicopter flight on the way to return as you will trek down to Lukla almost on the same trail.

Client Reviews

  • 5/5

    Everest Base Camp Trek in May

    Five family members just returned from trekking to Basecamp with Outfitter Himalaya Holidays P Ltd. What a great experience. Bhim and Suraj were with us every step of the way.

    Everyone in our group made it thanks to the continued monitoring of our health by our guides and the little extra altitude climbs at the end of each day. Many groups had quite a few not complete the journey.

    Our guides pointed out places of interest and showed us the best places for photos. They also exchanged life stories with us over a few games of cards each night. The porters were also amazing. Thanks for a memorable adventure.

    K
    kateandpeterFrom: Australia,Jun 30, 2022
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  • 5/5

    The Base Camp Trek

    My Family and I recently returned from a 12-day trek to Base Camp Everest and back. It wasn't the ideal weather to start with but we got there half a day behind and spent the night in Lukla where one of our guides walked 2 hours through the darkness and rain just to be with us as their helicopter couldn't get the full way due to weather. They are knowledgeable, patient, fun, and incredible people.

    The porters always left before we started and did the hard yards just so our bags would be there when we arrived at the lodge ( even if it meant they didn't get to stop for lunch) Bhimsen and Suraj made sure we stopped at the best places for us to have photos and views when everyone wanted a Lemon and Ginger Tea and needed to rest our legs. We had a widespread group of ages 24-65 and they didn't make the slower ones feel uncomfortable and would always stop to regroup during the trek.

    The owner gave us the airfare refund on the spot when we had to get the helicopter due to bad weather which spoke loads about his character as a good operator and owner of the company If I ever was to go to Nepal for a tour I would go through this company as they are as good as they come, not only are they good guides, owners and porters.

    They are also as good as you can get for people. I can speak for all 12 in the group when I say we consider them our friends. If you want to do the hardest walk of your life, do it with Outfitter, Suraj, and Bhim and you will be sure to enjoy your time.

    T
    Tom SFrom: Australia,Jun 15, 2022
    TripAdvisor

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