Everest Base Camp and Kala Patthar Trek 13 days

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At a Glance
Duration13 Days
CountryNepal
Trip GradeTechnically Challenging
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Maximum Altitude5380 Meter
Group Size2+ Pax
StartsKathmandu
EndsKathmandu
Travel StyleTrekking
Meal(B/L/D)
AccomodationTea House accommodation in Mountain and 3 Star hotel in Kathmandu
Best TimeSep To May

Everest Base Camp and Kala Patthar trek traverses the beautiful Khumbu region and takes you across Sherpa villages and majestic Himalayan mountains. In the eastern Himalayas of Nepal, you will do Everest Base Camp and Kala Patthar trekking inside the Sagarmatha National Park. The journey is adventurous and demands decent fitness and determination.

If you love mountains and enjoy nature, then we highly recommend Everest Base Camp and Kala Patthar trek 13 days. Leaving the modern world behind, you will embark on a lifetime venture through rhododendron forests and picturesque villages. Challenge your mind and body and rise beyond your limits on this trekking expedition in Nepal.

What to expect during the Everest Base Camp and Kala Patthar trek?

The Everest Base Camp and Kala Patthar trek starts and ends with Lukla flights. You will get to witness many mountains during this trek. Some of them are Everest (8,849 m/29,032 ft), Kanchenjunga (8,586 m/28,169 ft), Lhotse (8,516 m/27,940 ft), Pumori (7,161 m/23,494 ft), Makalu (8,463 m/27,766 ft), Cho Oyu (8,188 m/26,864 ft), Nuptse (7,861 m/25,791 ft), Ama Dablam (6,812 m/22,349 ft), Thamserku (6,608 m/21,680 ft), etc.

If you have ever dreamed of trekking to the lap of the highest mountain in the world or doing something big that not everyone does, then join us on the Everest Base Camp and Kala Patthar trek. Our expert team will take care of you and your safety. Get to experience the warm hospitality of Nepali people wherever you go during the trek.

Our Everest Base Camp and Kala Patthar trek itinerary has acclimatization days in Namche Bazaar and Dingboche village. These rest days allow you to explore further hidden corners of the Khumbu region, like the Hotel Everest View and Nagarjuna Hill. You will get to learn a lot during trekking. The best thing about this trip is you not only get a fantastic digital detox but also lose 2-4 kg weight by the end of the trek.

Who can do the Everest Base Camp and Kala Patthar trekking?

Everest Base Camp and Kala Patthar trek welcome travelers from all around the world every year. Both beginner and seasoned trekkers do this world-famous trek. Our different EBC trek packages with more or less services allow all ages, experiences, and fitness levels of travelers to reach the base of the world's highest mountain.

If you are thinking of doing the Everest Base Camp and Kala Patthar trek, you should be able to walk several hours each day, often on uneven terrain. There are no age restrictions for this trek, but the participants must be in good health and can manage high altitude. Likewise, previous trekking experience is not needed to do the EBC trek.

You can undertake the Everest Base Camp and Kala Patthar trek independently, which is not recommended at all. Another option is to do the trek privately or in a group with your loved ones. We offer guided Everest Base Camp tours and arrange all the logistics for our guests, including permits.

How to prepare for Everest Base Camp and Kala Patthar trek?

To prepare for the Everest Base Camp and Kala Patthar trek, you have to carefully plan the trip and improve your physical condition. As we take care of all the trek arrangements, you do not have to worry about planning the trip. Focus on improving your stamina and strength for the trek.

We recommend you keep 3 to 4 weeks on hand, at least for physical preparation. Start engaging in activities like jogging, cycling, walking, swimming, etc. Gradually increase the duration and intensity of your workouts. 30 to 60 minutes of cardio exercise, 3-5 times a week, is highly recommended.

Similarly, you can also incorporate strength training to improve your endurance and core. Squats, push-ups, planks, and lunges will help you with overall strength and stability. If possible go on a few day hikes as well. You also need to work on your mindset, flexibility, and attitude towards the limitations of the Khumbu region.

Everest Base Camp and Kala Patthar trek packing list

You will need the following things for the Everest Base Camp and Kala Patthar trekking. All clothes, gear, and other essentials are available to purchase or rent in Kathmandu.

  • Clothes and gear: Underwear, breathable base layer, thermal layer, fleece jacket, down jacket, waterproof/windproof jacket/pant, trekking shirt/pants, dry tower, beanie, sun hat, gloves, socks, trekking boots, sandals, sunglasses with UV protection, scarf, flashlight, trekking poles, sleeping bag, rain cover, dry bags, duffel bag, day pack, etc
  • First aid and toiletries: Water bottle, water purification tablets, soap, toothpaste/brush, comb, pocket mirror, moisturizer, deodorant, wet tissues, toilet paper, lip balm, Diamox, band-aid, crack bandage, cotton, continent, general medicines, etc
  • Miscellaneous: Insect repellent, adapter, charger, power bank, journal/pen, trekking map, guide book, snacks, knee supporter (optional), passport, travel visa

Mani Rimdu festival trek 2024

The Mani Rimdu festival date in 2024 is the 15th, 16th, and 17th of November. If you want to do the Mani Rimdu festival trek, let us know. It will be an 11 to 12 days trekking program.

The Mani Rimdu festival is one of the major celebrations of the Sherpa people and other communities of the Khumbu region. It is celebrated once a year in the Tengboche monastery. The festival lasts for three days and often takes place in the autumn season.

The Mani Rimdu festival marks the victory of Buddhism over Bon. The festival begins with an empowerment ceremony (wong). Lamas bestows blessings upon the attendees. On the second day, masked dances (cham) are performed. Each dance carries profound meaning. The last day of the festival is the puja ceremony.

If you are interested in learning the cultural heritage of Sherpas, then we highly recommend the Mani Rimdu festival trek. This trek promises an unforgettable adventure and cultural immersion that will win your heart and soul.

Good to know

  • Physical and mental preparation is a must for the Everest Base Camp and Kala Patthar trek. Do not underestimate the challenges of this trek, and make sure you are well prepared.
  • Be open to unexpected situations. It will make the journey much more joyful for you. We will stick to our plan, but there could be changes.
  • Maintain a positive attitude and embrace the limitations of the Himalayas. Everest Base Camp and Kala Patthar trekking is not about comfort but adventure.
  • Learn a few Nepali phrases. For instance, saying Namaste with a smile will open a lot of conversation space for you.
  • Carry snacks like energy bars, dried fruits, nuts, chocolate, salty snacks, cookies, etc. Have them in between the trek to maintain your energy.
  • Drink plenty of water and teas like ginger tea and lemon tea daily during the trek to keep yourself hydrated and avoid altitude sickness.
  • Lodges can be noisy. So, carry earplugs.
  • Apply ample sunscreen every day and reapply it throughout the day to avoid sunburns.
  • Do not trek wearing new trekking boots. It will give you blisters.
  • While sharing the trail with mules, stay on the cliffside and let them pass before you resume walking.

Everest Base Camp and Kala Patthar trek 2024 booking open

Join us on this once-in-a-lifetime trek and make your dream of trekking to the Everest Base Camp come true. Everest Base Camp and Kala Patthar trek 2024 bookings are open. To customize the Everest Base Camp and Kala Patthar trek itinerary, contact us at [email protected].

You can do this Everest Base Camp trek 13 days at just USD 1,199 per person with us!

Why do Everest Base Camp and Kala Patthar trek with the Trekking Guide Team Adventure?

We, Trekking Guide Team Adventure, not only show you the way to EBC and arrange all logistics but also make the journey memorable and much more meaningful. Our more than 17 years of trekking legacy allows us to offer you the best trekking adventures in Nepal.

Our knowledge of the trails around the Himalayas and a huge network of native guides and porters make us local experts. Whether you want to do the Everest Base Camp and Kala Patthar trek or any other trek, we will seamlessly organize it for you.

Below are some of the benefits of trekking with us to the Everest Base Camp:

  • Our trips are meticulously planned, keeping your safety on top. Our well-trained guides ensure your safety during the trek.
  • We offer customized itineraries to suit your fitness level and preferences.
  • You will be trekking responsibly with us. Our trips are eco-friendly and sustainable.
  • Get the best Everest Base Camp and Kala Patthar trek cost with us.
  • There is no hidden cost in our trips. You will pay what you see.
  • Our team will support you before the trek starts, during the trek, and after it ends.
  • We give free airport pickups and drop-offs as per our itinerary, a complimentary farewell dinner in Kathmandu, and a duffel bag to use during the trek.
Itinerary
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Our representatives will welcome you at the airport on your arrival. Meet them at the terminal gate after completing the visa obligation. They will help you with the luggage and transfer you to the hotel in a private car. Freshen up and rest. In the late evening, we will meet for a welcome dinner.

Accommodation: Hotel

We will fly from Kathmandu to Lukla early in the morning, enjoying fantastic mountain views. It will be a short flight but packed with thrill. Upon landing at Lukla airport, porters will join our group. We will then trek to Phakding village. The trail descends, crossing several suspension bridges. We will trek through lush forests and small villages such as Cheplung and Thado Koshi Gaon.

*Note: You may take a Lukla flight from Ramechhap Airport instead of Kathmandu Airport during the peak trekking seasons (spring and autumn). It is because of very high air traffic. In that case, you will leave the hotel in Kathmandu around 2:00 AM and drive to the Ramechhap airport

Max Altitude: 2,846 m/9,337 ftMeals: Breakfast, lunch & dinnerAccommodation: Lodge

From Phakind, trek to Namche Bazaar, the biggest Sherpa settlement. The trail continues from rhododendron forests and passes by villages like Toktok and Monjo. Before reaching Monjo, we will also cross the long Tenzing Hillary suspension bridge. The permits are registered in Monjo, and from here, follow an uphill route that gets steep near Namche Bazaar.

Max Altitude: 3,440 m/11,290 ftMeals: Breakfast, lunch & dinnerAccommodation: Lodge

We will spend this day in Namche Bazaar acclimatizing. Hike to the Hotel Everest View early in the morning to witness a lovely distant view of Mt. Everest along with Ama Dabla, Lhotse, and Nuptse. From here, you can further hike to Khumjung monastery or return to Namche Bazaar. Later in the day, visit the Sherpa Culture Museum and Everest Photo Gallery.

Max Altitude: 3,962 m/13,000 ftMeals: Breakfast, lunch & dinnerAccommodation: Lodge

The trail continues to Kyangjuma and descends from here to Phungi Thanga. We will cross a suspension bridge and gradually ascend via pine and rhododendron forests to Tengboche monastery. It is the biggest monastery in the Khumbu region with significant importance. The trail offers stunning mountain views. Likewise, the view of Mt. Ama Dablam and Mt. Everest is excellent from Tengboche.

Max Altitude: 3,860 m/12,660 ftMeals: Breakfast, lunch & dinnerAccommodation: Lodge

From Tengboche village, we will descend for 45 minutes to reach Deboche. From here, the trail further drops to Imja Khola. Crossing it, we will follow a lush forest to Pangboche village. Here, visit the ancient Pangboche monastery. Further, trek via terraced fields, enjoying closer views of the mountains to Dingboche.

Max Altitude: 4,410 m/14,470 ftMeals: Breakfast, lunch & dinnerAccommodation: Lodge

Today is our second rest day. We will go on a hike to Nagarjuna Hill or Chhukung Valley. Both hikes are offbeat but offer jaw-dropping mountain views of Everest, Cho Oyu, Makalu, Lhotse, Nuptse, Island Peak, Kangtega, etc. After the hike, we will spend the remaining day in Dingboche village resting.

Max Altitude: 5,100 m/16,732 ftMeals: Breakfast, lunch & dinnerAccommodation: Lodge

The trail follows an uphill route from Dingboche to Dughla Pass via Thukla. The views of barren hills, glaciers, and snow-covered mountains are phenomenal along the way. We will walk on the glacier to reach the top of Dughla Pass. Further, the trail goes past memorial chortens to Lobuche village, offering fantastic views of Pumori, Lingtren, and Khumbutse.

Max Altitude: 4,940 m/16,210 ftMeals: Breakfast, lunch & dinnerAccommodation: Lodge

Today, we will reach the Everest Base Camp. From Lobuche village, continue trekking along the Khumbu Glacier moraine. The trail is steep and rugged. The horizon is mostly surrounded by rocky hills and huge mountains. We will leave our heavy luggage in Gorak Shep and trek from here to EBC. To spend the night, we will return to Gorak Shep.

Max Altitude: 5,364 m/17,598 ftMeals: Breakfast, lunch & dinnerAccommodation: Lodge

Early in the morning, we will begin hiking to Kala Patthar. As the day breaks, the ray of sun on the mountains makes the view out of this world. Upon reaching the top, we will witness a superb view of Mt. Everest and many other mountains.

Return to Gorak Shep and trek from here to Pheriche. Follow the same route back to Dughla Pass. From here, trek to Pheriche following a different route. The mountain views are wonderful throughout the trail.

Max Altitude: 5,545 m/18,129 ftMeals: Breakfast, lunch & dinnerAccommodation: Lodge

On this day, we will trek back to Namche Bazaar. It is a long walk from Pheriche to Namche Bazaar, so we will start trekking early. The trail ascends and descends via lush forests and small villages.

Max Altitude: 3,440 m/11,290 ftMeals: Breakfast, lunch & dinnerAccommodation: Lodge

Leaving Namche Bazaar, steeply descend and trek through dense forests. Cross many suspension bridges on the way and pass by small settlements. Once we leave Phakding, the trail gradually ascends to Lukla. The trail is the same as before.

Max Altitude: 2,846 m/9,337 ftMeals: Breakfast, lunch & dinnerAccommodation: Lodge

Today, we will take the early flight back to Kathmandu. The guide will drop you at your hotel upon landing in the city. Spend the remaining day as you wish. In the late evening, we will meet for a farewell dinner. As it is your last day in Kathmandu, buy souvenirs.

Max Altitude: 1,400 m/4,593 ftMeals: Breakfast and farewell dinnerAccommodation: Hotel
Cost Details
Included
  • One-time Airport Pick up and Drops by car
  • 2 night’s standard accommodation in Kathmandu, twin sharing basis, Nivas Boutique Home or similar category. (On the arrival day, second day at sightseeing and after the trekking)
  • All accommodations in lodges/tea houses for 10 nights on twin sharing basis. During the treks run by Nepalese family outside toilet.
  • Your breakfast, lunch and dinner during the trek.
  • Domestic Flight Ticket (LUK-KTM-LUK)/domestic airport tax.
  • Trekkers’ Information Management System (TIMS), National Park Entry Permits.
  • All necessary paper works and national park entry permits.
  • An experienced, helpful and friendly guide, porter (1 porter for 2 peoples, if you are solo traveler, porter is not included, it is available by additional cost 250 USD).
  • Salary, food, drinks, accommodation, transportation and insurance for the guide and porter.
  • All transportation as per itinerary.
  • Typical Nepali cultural dinner on last day.
Excluded
  • Nepal entry visa fee, you can easily issue the visa upon your arrival at Tribhuwan International Airport–Kathmandu. You will require 2 passport size photos, $30 USD per person.
  • Your personal travel insurance covers helicopter rescue, medical bill
  • Equipment: Sleeping bag (-15), down jacket, trekking shoes, personal towel, torch light, gloves, trekking stick, warm clothes, sun glass, sunscreen, socks, some medicine for headache, fever, handiplast, bandage, pain killer, stomach ache, diarrhea, dimox etc.
  • International airfare and airport departure tax.
  • Your lunch and dinner in Kathmandu.
  • In the Lukla flight, the luggage of 12 kg is only included. If you have extra baggage, you will have to pay extra per kg Rs 100.
  • If there is early arrival or late departure other than the trek date, and if you are back to Kathmandu early from the trek due to any problem or rescue, the extra accommodation is not included,
  • Your trip includes only one-time airport transfer to and by Lukla. If you have to return back to hotel again and again go to Lukla airport because of weather problem, it will be your additional pay.
  • Your personal expenses, personal hygiene.
  • All the alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks. (Tea, Coffee, Mineral Water, hot water, soup)
  • Sweet things like chocolate and desert.
  • Hot shower and laundry during the trekking.
  • Tips for the guide and porter as per your interest, how you are happy with them.
  • Lukla local government entry permit per person. RS 2000
  • Wi-Fi, internet, phone calls, battery charging.
Add-ons & Options

 

  • Trip information about Kathmandu to Lukla to Kathmandu flight

The Everest trek includes flight from Kathmandu to Lukla. Sometimes the weather of Lukla becomes bad, at which time the flight cannot take place. So, in this case, there may be delay or cancel of the flights. You will have to be prepared for this.

This does not always happen, but may sometimes happen depending on the weather condition. The weather of Lukla is unpredictable, that’s why we recommend you to have a few more days after the trek in case the flight is delayed or cancelled.

If you have tight schedule, it will be hard to manage your return flight. So, even the trip days 16 days, we recommend you to have 2-3 extra days. If the flight does not happen for 2-3 days, then we will divert you to Annapurna Base Camp Trek and Kathmandu to Pokhara flight for your benefit.

We also recommend you to have an extra budget for helicopter charter to return back from Lukla to Kathmandu. The helicopter cost is 3500 USD charter flight. It will be approx 500 USD per person which can be paid via cash or credit card.
 

  • All the domestic flight will get diverted to Ramechaap to Lukla and Lukla to Ramechhap during the month of March, April, May, September, October, November and December due high air traffic and high volume of tourist problem in domestic flights. In this case you have to get up early at 1:00 am in the morning and the airlines sharing bus will be waiting for you in Thamel. It will take you to the airport timely.
     
  • Equipment: Sleeping bag (-15), down jacket, trekking shoes, personal towel, torch light, gloves, trekking stick, warm clothes, sun glass, sunscreen, socks, some medicine for headache, fever, handiplast, bandage, pain killer, stomach ache, diarrhoea, dimox etc.
Additional Info

Everest Base Camp and Kala Patthar trek permit

You need two permits to do the Everest Base Camp and Kala Patthar trek. They are the Khumbu Pasang Lhamu Rural Municipality entrance permit, and the Sagarmatha National Park entry permit. Both permits are included in our EBC package cost.

Khumbu Pasang Lhamu Rural Municipality entrance permit cost: Nrs 2,000 per person

Sagarmatha National Park entry permit cost: Nrs 3,000 per person

*Note: If you trek from Jiri, an additional permit is required. It is called Gaurishankar Conservation Area permit and costs Nrs 3,000 per person.

Everest Base Camp and Kala Patthar trek difficulty & altitude sickness

Everest Base Camp and Kala Patthar trek is a moderate trek that gets a bit challenging once you are above Dingboche village. Following our Everest Base Camp and Kala Patthar itinerary, you can trek avoiding altitude sickness because there are two acclimatization days in it.

Be attentive towards your health and inform your guide if you see symptoms like headache, difficulty in breathing, vomiting, insomnia, nausea, etc. Drink plenty of water and beverages like ginger tea, lemon tea, hot water with lemon and honey, etc to keep yourself hydrated.

Every day, you will walk 6 hours on average, so maintaining your pace is very important. Carefully navigate the trail to avoid any injuries. The trail ascends from dense forests to glacier moraines. Likewise, as the altitude increases, you will get tired easily. Make sure you are having enough good food.

Is travel insurance needed for the Everest Base Camp and Kala Patthar trek?

Get travel insurance with helicopter evacuation and medical bill coverage for the Everest Base Camp and Kala Patthar trek. You have to buy travel insurance in your country. Check the policy of the travel insurance and make sure it covers trekking in the Himalayas. Give us a copy of your travel insurance before the trek starts.

Accommodation and meals during the trek

During the Everest Base Camp and Kala Patthar trek, you will spend nights in lodges along the trail. This package includes basic lodges with twin-shared rooms. Washrooms can be private or common. The rooms will be clean and cozy. Additional services like hot showers, WiFi, charging, etc, may cost you a few extra bucks.

*Note: You can upgrade the accommodation to a luxury lodge at an additional cost.

For meals, you will get breakfast, lunch, and dinner during the trek. In Kathmandu, you will get all breakfast and one complimentary farewell dinner. During the trek, the menu will be quite extensive, ranging from pizza, burger, pasta, and steak to dal bhat, thukpa, momo, Tibetan bread, etc. You will drink boiled drinking water.

What is the best time to do the Everest Base Camp and Kala Patthar trekking?

The best time to do the Everest Base Camp and Kala Patthar trek is spring (March to May) and autumn (September to November). These two seasons have ideal weather and climate for trekking. The weather is not that unpredictable, and the climate is moderate. Likewise, the clear sky offers stunning mountain vistas. The lower part of the trail is decorated with seasonal flowers and vegetation. And most importantly, you will not face cancellation on the Lukla flight.

Everest Base Camp and Kala Patthar trek in winter (December to February)

You should have at least one contingency day in your itinerary in case your flight to Lukla gets affected because of unstable weather. During the winter season, the cold is extreme, and daylight hours are low. You have to start trekking early. The mountain views are mostly clear, but there can be days when you may not get to see any nice views because of fog. The trails are empty, so that is a bonus.

Everest Base Camp and Kala Patthar trek in summer/monsoon (June to August)

Summer/monsoon makes trekking to Everest Base Camp quite challenging. With poor weather and heavy rainfall, the trail is all wet, muddy, and slippery. The potential of landslides rises, and insects and bugs, including leeches, are spread throughout the trail. If you do not mind these things, then you can do the Everest Base Camp and Kala Patthar trek between June to August as well.

Guide and porter during the Everest Base Camp and Kala Patthar trek

Trekking with a guide and porter makes the Everest Base Camp and Kala Patthar trek much more manageable, especially for beginner trekkers. In our Everest Base Camp and Kala Patthar trek cost, you will get a native guide and a porter to trek with. You can trust them during the trek and freely share discomfort.

Our trekking guides are trained to provide first aid and remote survival and have many years of trekking expertise. They know the Khumbu region thoroughly and will share many interesting facts and stories. Likewise, they will also make interacting with the locals easier.

Likewise, porters will join you from Lukla and be with you throughout the journey. They will carry the duffel bag. Usually, porters walk ahead of the group and reach the lodge at first. One porter carries duffel bags of two trekkers. You can only pack up to 10 kg in your duffel bag.

For your safety and comfort, trekking with a guide and porter is highly recommended!

Some helpful tips

  • To make the most out of your Everest Base Camp and Kala Patthar trek, book the trek early and research thoroughly. It will give you a good idea about the trip, and things that you shouldn't miss.
  • A passport and travel visa are needed to enter Nepal. Trekkers are responsible for obtaining these documents. On-arrival travel visa is available at all entry borders in Nepal for travelers from many countries.
  • ATM is only available up to Namche Bazaar. So, withdraw money there to use during the trek. You will need some money to buy extra services in the lodges during the trek.
  • Tips are expected by guide and porter at the end of their service. Budget 10-15% of the package cost or whatever money you wish to tip them.
  • Apart from the Everest Base Camp and Kala Patthar package cost, there are additional expenses that trekkers have to bear like international flight, travel insurance, tips, shopping, etc. Budget these expenses as well.
  • Services like hot showers, WiFi, and charging cost a few extra bucks in the lodges. These are not covered in the package cost.
FAQs

Kala Patthar offers a better view of Mount Everest than Everest Base Camp. The view of Everest is blocked from its base camp because of the other towering mountains.

The Everest Base Camp and Kala Patthar trek is a moderate/difficult trek in Nepal. This trek is suitable for trekkers who can walk 6 hours a day and can handle high-altitude. Beginner trekkers can do Everest Base Camp and Kala Patthar trek if they are well-prepared.

From Lukla, it takes 8 to 9 days to reach Kala Patthar. Likewise, from Gorak Shep, you can reach Kala Patthar in 1.5 to 2 hours of hiking.

Yes, you can see Everest from Kala Patthar. Not only that, this place offers one of the most stunning views of Mt. Everest.

Yes, the Everest Base Camp and Kala Patthar trek are worth it. It is an adventurous trek amidst beautiful Sherpa villages, lush rhododendron forests, and towering mountains. The journey is life-changing.

Yes, the Kala Patthar is the highest altitude on this trek. It is located at 5,545 meters (18,192 ft) from sea level.

Yes, a beginner trekker can do the Everest Base Camp and Kala Patthar trek. If you properly prepare for the trek and follow our guidance, you can complete this once-in-a-lifetime trek safely.

To do the Everest Base Camp and Kala Patthar trek, you may need USD 1,100 to USD 4,500 per person. It is the package cost, and the range differs because of services included in the package. Apart from this, you will also need money for international flights, travel insurance, tips, trekking gear, visa, shopping, additional food & drinks, etc.

Yes, you can visit the Everest Base Camp without climbing. This is possible by helicopter, however you may not get to land at the base camp. Check out our EBC helicopter tour package.

The best time to visit the Everest Base Camp and Kala Patthar trek is during the spring (March to May) and autumn (September to November) seasons. These seasons have favorable trekking conditions with stable weather and clear mountain views.

No, you cannot stay overnight at the Everest Base Camp because there is no lodge. The base camp is only for climbers and their supporting teams. They use tents to spend nights here.

No, you do not need additional oxygen support for Everest Base Camp and the Kala Patthar trek. If you are in good health, you can complete this trek with whatever oxygen is available in the air.

No, Everest Base Camp is not in the death zone. The death zone starts after 26,000 ft, but the EBC is situated at 17,598 ft.

Yes, you can do the Everest Base Camp and Kala Patthar trek without a guide. However, trekking alone is not suggested. It will make the trek two times more difficult for you because you also have to take care of logistics, transportation, permits, etc, by yourself.

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