Everest Base Camp Trek

Duration: 14 Days5/5(8 reviews)
At a Glance
  • Duration 14 Days
  • Trip Grade Moderate
  • Destination Nepal
  • Start/End KTM/KTM
  • Group Size 1-12
  • Max. Altitude 5545m

Highlights

  • 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
  • Explore Mt. Everest- the highest mountain in the world
  • Come across the rich flora & fauna of Sagarmatha National Park
  • Mingle with locals while spending nights in the mountain villages
  • A trail with fascinating artistic monasteries & prayer flags
  • Witness diverse landscapes and mountain views, unwind & bond with nature
  • Stunning sunrise from Kala Patthar- the highest point of the trek

Everest Base Camp Trek Overview

Join Outfitter Himalaya for the Everest Base Camp Trek 14 days 2024/2025 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.

Spend the best 14 days of your life with us in Nepal on our Everest Base Camp Journey. Traverse in the Himalayas, home to giant eight-thousander mountains and the strongest humans, Sherpas. Unwind and rejuvenate on this 14-day adventurous trek while spending a lot of time with yourself nurturing your soul and bonding with nature.

Everest Base Camp trek 14 Days is one of the finest itineraries that include ample acclimatization days. This Everest base camp 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. The EBC 14 Days Trek 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 at Outfitter Himalaya highly suggest the EBC Hike for 14 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 Hike 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.

We believe every human should at least once trekking to the Everest base camp and live the Himalayan lifestyle. The Everest Base camp adventure is more than just an adventurous excursion into the wilds of the Himalayas. The trek teaches a lot about a simple lifestyle, healthy eating, leadership, endurance, and most importantly, takes you very close to nature. And not to forget about the cultural richness and abundant flora & fauna along the trekking route.

Even though the Everest base camp trial has been very commercialized over the years, the venture is still undeniably unique to every trekker. The challenges are still pretty much the same. You deal with the remoteness of the Khumbu region, high altitude, trodden trails, overwhelming flights, limited services, and bare minimum modern comforts.

The Everest base camp trek is for everyone, whether you are trekking for several years or are a new trekker and have no clue about trekking in the Himalayas. Our team and many years of experience will give you all the support to reach the Everest base camp. We guarantee you safe and hassle-free trekking to Mount Everest base camp.

Following our well-designed Everest base camp 14 days itinerary, you trek through dense forests and beautiful mountain villages. The numerous suspension bridges crossing and walking alongside the lush green foothills gradually lead you beyond the treeline. At the same time, the welcoming locals and their practices with many stupas, monasteries & prayer flags on the way enhances the trekking experience.

Relishing the teaming greenery and verdant valley landscapes in the lower altitude, you hike above 4,000 meters, where the scenery changes to barren hills and rocky, terraced fields with snowy mountains dominating the skyline. After seven days of long and never-ending walks, you finally make it to the lap of the world's highest mountain, Everest Base Camp (5,364 m).

The Everest base camp trek doesn't end here. The next early morning, you hike to Kala Patthar (5,644 m), a viewpoint with a sensational mountain panorama and a gorgeous sunrise. It's time to trek back to Lukla, where the trek has started. One final takes off from Lukla (2,860 m) and our Everest base camp trek ends with lifelong memories. Now only celebrations wait ahead in Kathmandu.

Major Attractions of Everest Base Camp Trek

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.

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.

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 EBC Trek in Nepal 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.

Adventurous trail with fascinating artistic monasteries & prayer flags

As we all know, the Everest base camp trail is quite adventurous because of all the ascend and descends along narrow and steep hillsides. The old bridges, streams, and glacier crossing make the journey very fascinating. You pass by mules and yaks. Trust us, you'll never see such a hospitable surrounding anywhere else, where everyone is smiling and saying Namaste to each other even if they are strangers.

The Everest base camp trekking 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 Trek 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 campis 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.

At 5,545 meters, Kala Patthar boasts gorgeous sunrises along with 360-degree views of mountains. This part of the trail takes you above the cloud and presents heavenly scenery. As Mt. Everest is not seen from Everest Base Camp, we hike to Kala Patthar to relish one of the best views of this gigantic mountain.

Mt. Everest is the highest mountain in the world. Reaching the top of this mountain may be a dream for many humans, but may not be doable for many because of all the limitations. So, here we come with the Everest base camp trekking for 14 days. You get to reach a magnificent height on this trek and achieve a huge accomplishment.

You'll Experience

Everest Base Camp

Itinerary

Find the 14-Day Itinerary for the Everest Base Camp Trek in detail. The 14 Days EBC Trek itinerary includes arrival and departure days to and from Nepal.

This is the standard itinerary that we offer you. However, it is customizable as per your time frame and availability. 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.

  • AccommodationHotel
  • Max. Altitude1345

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.

Note: The Lukla flights are operated from Manthali airport of Ramechhap in peak season, please know more about the Lukla flight status.

  • MealsB, L, D
  • 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.

  • MealsB, L, D
  • 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.

  • MealsB, L, D
  • 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.

  • MealsB, L, D
  • AccommodationGuest House
  • Max. Altitude3860

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.

  • MealsB, L, D
  • 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.

  • MealsB, L, D
  • AccommodationGuest House
  • Max. Altitude4410

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.

  • MealsB, L, D
  • 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.

  • MealsB, L, D
  • AccommodationGuest House
  • Max. Altitude5364

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.

  • MealsB, L, D
  • 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.

  • MealsB, L, D
  • 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.

  • MealsB, L, D
  • 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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  • AccommodationHotel
  • Max. Altitude1345

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

Everest Base Camp Trek map

Inclusions

  • Airport transfers
  • Two Accommodation in Kathmandu with breakfast
  • Meals during the trek with hot tea/coffee in breakfast
  • Sagarmatha national park entry permits and TIMS permit
  • Khumbu Pasang Lhamu Rural Municipality entry fees
  • Flight fare (Kathmandu/Manthali -Lukla-Kathmandu/Manthali) with domestic airport tax
  • Tea house/Lodge Accommodation during the trek on twin sharing basis
  • A guide and porters (1 porter for every two trekkers- A porter carry about 20-22 KG)
  • Arrangement of emergency helicopter service (which will be paid by travel insurance company)
  • Sleeping bag, down jackets, and duffel bag, if necessary and returned after the trek
  • Seasonal fruits after dinner while on trek
  • Trip completion certificate
  • Company T-shirt
  • A farewell dinner
  • First Aid
  • Official expensess and service charge

Exclusions

  • Nepal Entry visa fee
  • Travel insurance (compulsory)
  • Meals (Lunch and Dinner) while you are in Kathmandu
  • Your personnel expenses/shopping
  • 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

Add-Ons & Options

Single Traveller Supplement

For solo travellers, a mandatory single supplement cost of US $200.00 applies on group trek.

Note: When booking your accommodation for this trip, please note that while we guarantee a single room for you in the city of Kathmandu (2 nights), there may be limited availability of mountain lodges and you may need to share a room with a fellow trekker of the same gender during certain parts of the trek. We will do our best to ensure your comfort and privacy throughout your journey.

Group Departures

Embarking on a journey to Everest Base Camp is not just about exploring new terrain, but also about connecting with fellow travelers from all corners of the globe. Outfitter Himalaya provides a unique opportunity to join a fixed departure group for the Everest Base Camp Trek, where you can forge new friendships and create unforgettable memories. As one of the most sought-after treks in Nepal, the EBC Trek is frequently organized by Outfitter Himalaya, with guaranteed departures for your convenience.

For those looking to trek to Everest Base Camp, joining a group trek can be a great option. Our company has recognized this and now offers fixed group departures for individuals, couples, families, and groups of friends. However, if you prefer a more private experience, we also offer private trek departures. Whatever your preference, we are here to help make your Everest Base Camp trek a memorable and enjoyable experience.

Notes:

  • Find the fixed dates below to join the group trip and book your most suitable date.

  • The size for the group trek would be from 1 person to 12 people. If you are more than 12, contact us for the discounts and booking process.

  • The departures dates are your arrival dates in Nepal/Kathmandu and we suggest you to arrive in the morning or if you only have flights available at night, we then suggest you to arrive Nepal/Kathmandu a day earlier.

  • If the offered dates are not suitable for you, or want to have private trip, Proceed booking from the right bar on your own date.

Start DateEnd DatePriceStatus 
Start DateStarts: SundayApr 21, 2024End DateEnds: SaturdayMay 04, 2024PricePrice Per PersonUS$1350StatusAvailable
Start DateStarts: ThursdayApr 25, 2024End DateEnds: WednesdayMay 08, 2024PricePrice Per PersonUS$1350StatusAvailable
Start DateStarts: MondayApr 29, 2024End DateEnds: SundayMay 12, 2024PricePrice Per PersonUS$1350StatusAvailable

Essential Info

Everest Base Camp Trek Weather

The weather at the Everest Base Camp, which is located at an elevation of about 5,364 meters (17,598 feet) in the Solu-Khumbu region of Nepal, varies greatly throughout the year, find the detail on our Everest Base Camp Weather and temperature guide .

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 Trek Length/Distance

The Everest base camp trek takes about twelve days from Kathmandu and end in Kathmandu. The EBC Trek 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 14 days, find the detail guide for the Everest Base camp trek distance!

Lukla flight updates

To alleviate traffic congestion at Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu and accommodate the increasing number of Lukla flights, an arrangement has been made to operate most Lukla flights from Manthali Airport in Ramechhap during peak hiking season. This agreement between the Civil Aviation Association of Nepal (CAAN) and the airlines operating flights to Lukla will continue to be in effect. Please take note of this change when planning your Everest Base Camp Trek.

If your flight is affected, you will need to wake up around 2-3am and travel to Manthali Airport instead. Breakfast will still be provided during the trip. The journey from Kathmandu to Manthali Airport takes about 4-5 hours, depending on traffic, so it's important to start early to ensure you arrive on time for your flight. Get more info about the Lukla Flight.

Pre trip meeting and Arrival suggestion

We will have a pre-trip meeting at the hotel or our office around 5:00 pm on the arrival day.

Please have a copy of your travel insurance and a passport-size photograph as we need these documents for obtaining trekking permits and other paperwork. And, you pay the remaining balance of your trip (if you have not paid the full).

We suggest you arrive before 5 PM or if you have only a late flight to Nepal, We suggest you arrive a day earlier to get familiar with it. And, arriving at late night and go Manthali airport at 2 am is not easy.

We also suggest you have extra days at the end of the trek, due to weather conditions, the Lukla flight may get delayed or canceled at any time and when you have extra days at the end, we can try the next day and you will not have to miss your international flight. We are happy to book extra night’s hotel in Kathmandu.

Meals/foods on Everest Base Camp Trek

We provide a total of 35 (13 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.

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. get detail informaton about the food available on the Everest Base Camp trek.

Accommodation on the Everest Base Camp Trek

We provide total of 13 nights accommodation on this 14-days Everest Base Camp Trek. We provide 2 nights in local 3 star hotel in Kathmandu and rest of the 11 nights in simple lodges during the trek, know the detail of the acccommodation available on the Everest Base Camp 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 300 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. 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, Find the detail cost breakdown of the Everest Base Camp Trek.

Shorten the Everest Base Camp Trek to 14 Days or Less

We at Outfitter Himalaya have 14 Days itinerary for the Everest base camp trek. The itinerary includes your arrival day in Kathmandu and returns day from Kathmandu as well.

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.

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.

Drink 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. Where can I charge my phone on Everest Base Camp Trek?

    On the Everest Base Camp Trek, you can charge your phone in several places along the way. Most lodges and tea houses along the route have basic electricity supply and provide charging services for a fee. The fee is usually around 100 to 200 Nepalese Rupees (NPR) per hour of charging, depending on the location.

    It's always a good idea to carry a power bank or extra batteries to ensure that you have enough power for your phone during the trek.

    It's important to note that electricity can be unreliable in the remote areas of the Everest region, and charging services may not always be available. In some places, the electricity supply may be intermittent, so it's best to plan accordingly and bring backup power sources.

  • Whether the Everest Base Camp Trek is worth doing is a subjective question and depends on individual preferences and interests. However, here are some factors that can help you decide:

    • Physical Fitness: The Everest Base Camp trek is physically demanding and requires a good level of fitness. If you're up for a challenge and enjoy outdoor activities, then the trek is definitely worth doing.
    • Love of Adventure: If you're an adventurous person and enjoy exploring new and exciting places, then the Everest Base Camp Trek is definitely worth doing. The trek takes you through some of the most beautiful landscapes in the world and provides a unique and thrilling experience.
    • Appreciation of Scenic Beauty: If you're someone who appreciates natural beauty and stunning vistas, then the Everest Base Camp Trek is definitely worth doing. The trek provides breathtaking views of the surrounding peaks and valleys, as well as a chance to experience the rich culture and way of life of the Sherpa people.
    • Personal Accomplishment: If you're looking for a personal challenge and a sense of accomplishment, then the Everest Base Camp Trek is definitely worth doing. Reaching the base camp of the world's highest peak is a significant accomplishment and an once-in-a-lifetime experience.

    In conclusion, the Everest Base Camp Trek is worth doing if you're physically fit, love adventure, appreciate scenic beauty, and are looking for a personal challenge. It's a unique and unforgettable experience that combines physical exertion, cultural immersion, and scenic beauty.

  • The Everest Base Camp Trek is one of the most popular trekking destinations in the world, attracting thousands of adventurers and nature lovers every year.

    There are several reasons why people undertake the trek:

    • Scenic Beauty: The Everest Base Camp trek takes you through some of the most breathtaking landscapes in the world, including lush forests, high-altitude plateaus, and snow-capped peaks. You will also pass through several traditional Sherpa villages, providing a glimpse into the rich cultural heritage of the region.
    • Adventure: The trek to the Everest base camp of the world's highest mountain is a true adventure. It requires physical exertion and mental determination, making it a rewarding and challenging experience.
    • Physical Fitness: The Everest Base Camp trek is an excellent opportunity to test your physical fitness and endurance. It is a great way to get away from the hustle and bustle of city life and challenge you in a new and exciting way.
    • Cultural Experience: The Everest Base camp trek provides a unique opportunity to experience the culture and way of life of the Sherpa people, who are known for their warmth and hospitality. You will also learn about the history and culture of the region, including its religious beliefs and practices.
    • Personal Accomplishment: Reaching the base camp of Mount Everest is a significant personal accomplishment and an once-in-a-lifetime experience. The journey is both challenging and rewarding, and the sense of achievement you feel upon reaching the base camp is truly unforgettable.

    Overall, the Everest Base Camp Trek is an adventure journey that combines physical challenge, scenic beauty, cultural immersion, and personal accomplishment, making it a truly unique and memorable experience.

  • 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 approx 120KM, find the detail of the distance on our page, 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 14-day Everest Base Camp Trek, which includes 2 nights in Kathmandu 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 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 Himalaya 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 with the best Outfitter in Nepal

    My girlfriend and I just completed the Lukla - Everest base camp trek with the outfitter Himalaya trekking group and we highly recommend the company to anyone!

    If you are looking for a trustworthy, safe, friendly, and professional trekking company in Nepal, the Outfitter Himalaya is the best to deal with.

    We had an amazing guide and a porter, who were very friendly. It is a trip of a life time. Thanks outfitter for the great memories.

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    JohnFrom: Austria,Jan 28, 2023
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  • 5/5

    The Best trekking company: Everest Base Camp Trek

    The Everest base camp trek was a fantastic experience, Outfitter Himalaya was very professional in their service and everyone was friendly, everything ran smoothly from the airport pickup to the day-to-day trekking.

    Our guides Raj Thapa and Deepak were awesome and fun to do the trip with, they were very helpful when I fell sick from altitude sickness and had to be airlifted and Arjun from the Outfitter office was great in helping deal with my insurance company, and the hospital once I was back in Kathmandu.

    Great company to go with and I'll be using them again when I visit Nepal again.

    M
    markFrom: United Kingdom,Jan 26, 2023
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