Everest Base Camp Trekking (Private Trek) - 15 Days

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At a Glance
Duration15 Days
CountryNepal
Trip GradeStrenuous
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Maximum Altitude5550
Group Size2+ pax
StartsKathmandu
EndsKathmandu
Travel StyleTrekking
MealB/L/D
AccomodationTea House accommodation in Mountain and 3 Star hotel in Kathmandu
Best TimeMar-May, Sep-Dec

If you are looking for the best Everest base camp trek itinerary in 2024 and 2025, then this trek package will definitely suit you. It is a 15 days journey that lets trekkers of all ages and experiences reach Everest base camp (5,364 m/17,598 ft) and Kala Patthar (5,545 m/18,192 ft) safely. The itinerary is well-designed. You will have a full preparation day in Kathmandu, along with two acclimatization days during the trek.

Located far away in the remote eastern Himalayas of Nepal, the Everest base camp is one of the famous trekking destinations. The trek to the base camp of the highest mountain in the world is packed with both natural and cultural adventures. From exotic alpine vegetation to glaciers and moraines, you will get to explore a variety of natural wonders.

Likewise, you will also get to experience the lifestyle and practices of the natives residing along the trail. One of the known communities is Sherpas. The regular interactions with them and visit to multiple ancient monasteries along the way enrich the Everest base camp trek experience. Tengboche (3,860 m/12,660 ft) and Pangboche (3,985 m/13,074 ft) monasteries are two major religious points you will visit.

Highlights

  • A perfect 15-day EBC trek program to suit both beginner and experienced trekkers
  • Thrilling flight from Kathmandu to Lukla to reach the starting point of the trek
  • Trek through densely forested trails, crossing numerous suspension bridges
  • Come across a wide range of flora and fauna, including rhododendron (the national flower of Nepal)
  • Spend nights in beautiful villages, including the iconic Namche Bazaar
  • Go on adventurous hikes to Hotel Everest View and Nagarjuna Hill
  • Witness stunning landscapes and breathtaking mountain panoramas
  • Catch many gorgeous sunrises and sunsets
  • Visit ancient monasteries and get to see the daily life of the locals
  • Trek via glacier fields and glacier moraines in the upper part of the trail
  • Explore the Everest base camp and hike to Kala Patthar


 

What to expect during the Everet Base Camp Trek?

As you will begin trekking, the trail mostly goes through the forests of rhododendron and magnolia. You will follow the Dudh Koshi river and cross it multiple times on suspension bridges. Gradually as you will ascend, the trail winds via uneven cliff sides and passes by picturesque villages. The later part of the trail crosses a glacier field and goes past Khumbu Glacier moraine to the base camp.

The mountain views open us as the trail ascends. In the first few days, you will see Mt. Kongde Ri (6,187 m/20,299 ft) and Mt. Thamserku (6,608 m/21,680 ft). From the Everest View Hotel, you can get the first glimpse of Mt. Everest (8,849 m/29,032 ft), Mt. Lhotse ( 8,516 m/27,940 ft), and Mt. Nuptse (7,861 m/25,791 ft). Soon the trail opens up to the towering presence of numerous peaks and mountains.

Some other notable mountains seen during the Everest base camp trekking area are Mt. Cho Oyu (8,188 m/26,864 ft), Mt. Makalu (8,481 m/27,825 ft), Mt. Ama Dablam (6,812 m/22,349 ft ), Mt. Kanchenjunga (8,586 m/28,169 ft), etc. And the landscape changes with the increase in elevation. At Everest base camp, you will get to see the stunning view of the infamous Khumbu Icefall. Similarly, Kala Patthar offers one of the best sunrises and jaw-dropping mountain panorama.

Who can do the Everest Base Camp trekking?

Even though the Everest Base Camp trek is moderately difficult, this is not only for seasoned trekkers, athletes, or strong individuals. If you have a basic fitness and determination to complete the trek, you can do it. Of course, proper preparation and training are crucial for the EBC trek.

You should be able to manage uphill and downhill terrains. Likewise, make sure you are okay with high altitude gain as the Everest Base Camp trek ascends to 5,545 meters (18,192 ft) from sea level. There are no age restrictions to join this trek. Underage trekkers (below 16 years old) can do the Everest Base Camp trekking with a guardian.

Previous trekking experience is not needed for the Everest Base Camp trek 15 days, however having one will help you a lot. Solo trekkers, families with children, seniors, friends, colleagues, and students can do the Everest Base Camp trek in Nepal.

How to prepare for the Everest Base Camp trek in Nepal?

From training yourself physically to learning about the EBC trail, proper preparation is required for a successful completion of the Everest Base Camp trek. Trekkers planning to trek to Everest Base Camp are advised to do strength training, hiking practice, and cardiovascular exercises.

These activities will help you build strength, endurance, and stamina, which is important for the Everest Base Camp trek. Similarly, mental preparation is also crucial. Your attitude towards the limitations of the Everest region, mental resilience, and ability to adapt to the remote mountain environment will highly affect the trek experience.

Get involved in meditation to calm yourself and practice stress-reducing techniques like deep breathing & yoga. Likewise, be flexible and embrace nature. Do not have strict expectations and flow with the moment. Himalayas carry uncertainty, and you have to be fine with it to enjoy the journey to its fullest.

Everest Base Camp trek packing

For the EBC trek, you will need specific trekking clothes and some gear. The below list will give you a basic idea of what is needed for this trek. During booking, we will send you a comprehensive Everest Base Camp trek packing checklist:

  • 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, travel insurance document, Nepali cash, permit, emergency fund, passport-sized photos, etc

Are you ready for the EBC trek?

Have you decided to do the Everest Base Camp trek 15 days? If your answer is yes, book the trek. Our team will help you with the preparation and make your dream of traveling in one of the greatest mountain ranges in the world true.

However, if your answer is no, then connect with us and talk to our team. Share your concerns and ask your queries. Do not feel shy. Our team is always there to help you with everything before, during, and after the Everest Base Camp trek.

Everest Base Camp trek 2024 to 2025 bookings are open. Our Everest Base Camp trek cost for 2024 to 2025 is USD 1,299 per person.

Add a helicopter flight from Kala Patthar to Lukla or Kathmandu

Hundreds of trekkers get to see the stunning beauty of the Everest region every year, but not many trekkers get to see the aerial view of this region. If you wish to give your Everest Base Camp trek an ultimate ending, then we highly recommend adding a helicopter flight from Kala Patthar to Lukla or Kathmandu.

Likewise, trekkers who are extremely exhausted and do not think they can trek all the way back to Lukla can also opt for the helicopter fight option. You do not have to hire a full helicopter because we have many regular flights during the best trekking seasons. For instance, you can take a helicopter flight from Lukla to Kathmandu at just USD 650 per person.

Good to know

  • Rent trekking clothes and gear in Kathmandu if you are on a tight budget.
  • If you are a light sleeper, then pack earplugs, as the lodges can be noisy.
  • Make sure to constantly apply SPF as the sun's rays are stronger at high altitudes. Also, get a lip balm with SPF.
  • Pack cards, books, or journals to pass the time in the lodge and keep yourself entertained.
  • Get your trekking boots early and break into them to avoid blisters during the trek.
  • The lodges and tea shops along the trek route do not accept cards or foreign currency. So, carry Nepali cash in small domination for personal expenses.
  • Have lemon tea and ginger tea daily. It will help you alleviate altitude sickness symptoms and taste good, too.
  • Learn a few Nepali phrases to enhance your trek experience and respect the locals and their beliefs.
  • Carry a variety of snacks like dried fruits, nuts, energy bars, chocolates, cookies, etc.

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

We, Trekking Guide Team Adventure, are a more than 17-year-old trekking company in Nepal with excellent guest reviews. Our Everest Base Camp trek guide is experienced, reliable, and friendly. He will take care of all the accommodations and meals during trekking. Likewise, he will also make sure you are safe and enjoying the trip.

We have natives of all the trekking regions in Nepal on our crew. With their experience about the region and the trail, you can trek freely. Our treks are meticulously planned and designed to suit your requirements. You can customize the Everest Base Camp trek itinerary as you wish.

Not only that, but you will also get the best Everest Base Camp trek cost with us. For more Everest Base Camp trek packages, check out this link. Overall, trek responsibly with us and get top-notch service!

Itinerary

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 canceled.

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.

Tour PlanExpand All

The Trekking Guide Team will pick you up from the airport and escort you to the hotel in a private car. The remaining day is free in Kathmandu. Explore Thamel and its bustling streets.

Accommodation: Hotel

In the morning, we will go on a sightseeing tour with a professional guide. We will visit four UNESCO World Heritage Sites- Monkey Temple, Pashupatinath Temple, Kathmandu Durbar Square, and Bouddhnath Stupa. All these famous tourist sites present intricate Nepali art, architecture, culture, and history.

After the tour, spend a couple of hours resting and have lunch. We will meet in the late afternoon for an introduction to mountain guide and trek briefing. Buy or rent the trekking clothes, gear, and other essentials.

Meals: Breakfast onlyAccommodation: Hotel

The EBC trek begins with an early morning flight to Lukla, either from Kathmandu Airport or Ramechhap Airport. It is a short but beautiful flight with stunning Himalayan mountain views. From Lukla, we will begin trekking with porters and descend to Phakding for the night stay. The trail goes through forests and small villages, offering stunning views of mountains like KongdeRi and Chamlang.

*Note: If you take a Lukla flight from Ramechhap Airport, you will leave the hotel in Kathmandu around 2:00 AM and dive to the Ramechhap airport. During the peak trekking seasons, the Lukla flights get shifted to Ramechhap Airport because of very high air traffic.

Max Altitude: 2,846 m/9,337 ftMeals: Breakfast, lunch & dinnerAccommodation: LodgeDuration: 35 minutes flight & 3 hours trekDistance: 6.2 km/3.8 miles

The trail continues from Phakding to Toktok and then to Monjo. We will trek through rhododendron and magnolia forests, crossing the DudhKoshi river many times on the way. Cross the long Tenzing Hillary suspension bridge on the way to Monjo and register your permits here. Further, as the trail ascends to Namche Bazaar, it gets steep and requires extra attention.

Max Altitude: 3,440 m/11,290 ftMeals: Breakfast, lunch & dinnerAccommodation: LodgeDuration: 6 hoursDistance: 7.4 km/4.6 miles

Today, we have an acclimatization day to adjust to the elevation. So, in the morning, we will hike to the Hotel Everest View and return to Namche Bazaar to spend the night. The hike offers stunning views of Mt. Thamserku, Mt. Everest, Mt. Lhotse, Mt. Nuptse, and Mt. AmaDablam. We can also continue the hike to Khumjung monastery as per our wish.

Max Altitude: 3,962 m/13,000 ftMeals: Breakfast, lunch & dinnerAccommodation: LodgeDuration: 4-5 hours

From Namche Bazaar, a flat trail takes us to Kyangjuma. From here, descend to PhungiThanga and cross a bridge. The trail then ascends via lush rhododendron forest to Tengboche village. Here, we will explore the biggest monastery in the Khumbu region and witness beautiful views of AmaDablam and Everest.

Max Altitude: 3,860 m/12,660 ftMeals: Breakfast, lunch & dinnerAccommodation: LodgeDuration: 6-7 hoursDistance: 9.6km/6 miles

The trail goes above the treeline as we ascend to Dingboche village from Tengboche. First, descend 45 minutes to Deboche and further drop down to ImjaKhola. Cross it and follow an uphill route via the lush forest to Pangboche village. We will visit an ancient monastery here and continue trekking through terraced fields and shrubs to Dingboche.

Max Altitude: 4,410 m/14,470 ftMeals: Breakfast, lunch &dinnerAccommodation: LodgeDuration: 4-5 hoursDistance: 9.1 km/5.6 miles

On this day, we will rest again at Dingboche to get adapted with the altitude at 4300m. We can just walk around Dingboche. It is is the last Sherpa settlement with the arresting terraced field surrounded by stone wall to protect buckwheat, barley, as well as potatoes from the animals as well as unpleasantly cold wind. Overnight at Tea House.

Max Altitude: 5,100 m/16,732 ftMeals: Breakfast, lunch & dinnerAccommodation: LodgeDuration: 4-5 hours

From Dingboche to Lobuche, the trail traverses above the treeline. We will trek on the glacier to Dughla Pass and from here, follow a steep route to Lobuche village. On the way, we will come across the memorial chortens made in memory of lost Sherpas and climbers during the Everest expedition. The mountain views are surreal.

Max Altitude: 4,940 m/16,210 ftMeals: Breakfast, lunch & dinnerAccommodation: LodgeDuration: 5-6 hoursDistance: 8.5 km/5.2 miles

It is a big day because we will arrive at the Everest Base Camp. The trail from Lobuche village follows the Khumbu Glacier moraine and steeply ascends to GorakShep. The terrain is rocky and filled with boulders. From GoraksShep, hike to the base camp and later return for the night stay. The feeling of reaching the lap of the tallest mountain in the world will make us very proud and thrilled.

Max Altitude: 5,364 m/17,598 ftMeals: Breakfast, lunch & dinnerAccommodation: LodgeDuration: 8 hoursDistance: 15 km/9.32 miles

We will hike to Kala Patthar to witness a gorgeous sunrise and Mount Everest view. The hiking route is not that difficult and offers jaw-dropping vistas. After the hike, we will return to GorakShep and begin trekking down to Pherich. Follow the same trail till Dughla Pass and from here, a separate route to Pherich.

Max Altitude: 5,545 m/18,129 ftMeals: Breakfast, lunch & dinnerAccommodation: LodgeDuration: 6 hoursDistance: 9.6 km/6 miles

The trek from Pheriche to Namche Bazaar is long, so we will start the day early with a big breakfast. The trail ascends and descends, crossing suspension bridges, lush forests, and small Sherpa villages. The views of the mountains are fantastic along the way.

Max Altitude: 3,440 m/11,290 ftMeals: Breakfast, lunch & dinnerAccommodation: LodgeDuration: 7-8 hoursDistance: 17.7 km/10.9 miles

Today is our last day of the trek. We will descend from Namche Bazaar to Phakding. From here, ascend to Lukla. The entire trail is forested and crosses numerous suspension bridges. We will basically follow the same trail that we used at the start of the trek.

Max Altitude: 2,846 m/9,337 ftMeals: Breakfast, lunch & dinnerAccommodation: LodgeDuration: 8 hoursDistance: 13.6 km/8.3 miles

An early morning flight will take us back to Kathmandu. The guide will drop you at your hotel upon landing in the city. You have the rest of the day free. Rest and freshen up. Explore local markets and buy souvenirs. In the late evening, meet with us for the farewell dinner.

Max Altitude: 1,400 m/4,593 ftMeals: Breakfast and farewell dinnerAccommodation: HotelDuration: 35 minutes flight

Today is the last day of the trek in Nepal. Our representative will help you to drive to the airport for the departure.

Meals: Breakfast only
Route Map
Everest Base Camp Trekking (Private Trek) - 15 Days trip map
Cost Details
Included
  • Airport pick up and drops by car.
  • 3 night’s standard accommodation 3-star hotel in Kathmandu in twin sharing basis (on the arrival day and after the trekking). Nivas Boutique Home or similar category
  • All necessary paper works and national park entry permits.
  • Domestic flight ticket (RAM-LUK-LUK-RAM)/Domestic airport tax.
  • All accommodations in lodges/Tea houses during the treks run by Nepalese family twin sharing basis.
  • Trekkers’ Information Management System (TIMS). National Park Entry Permits
  • An experienced, helpful and friendly guide, porters (1 porter for 2 peoples; if you are only 1 people, not including porter, you have pay additional charge $200 USD for porter).
  • Guide and porter insuarance.
  • Your main course breakfast, lunch and dinner during the trekking.
  • All land Transportation.
  • Farewell Nepali cultural dinner.
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.
  • Your personal equipment for trekking. [Sleeping bag (-15), down jacket, trekking shoes, sun glass, sunscreen, gloves, trekking stick]
  • International airfare and airport departure tax.
  • Your all meal lunch & dinner while you stay in Kathmandu.
  • Khumbu Pasanglhamu Rural Municipality  permit per person Rs 3000.
  • 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.
  • Kathmandu sightseeing entry permit. (USD $26)
  • Wi-Fi, internet, phone calls, battery charging.
Add-ons & Options
  • ​​​​​​Extra Night Kathmandu accomodation: If you plan to arrive early or depart late please make sure you make extra hotel arrangement.You can mail us at [email protected] It is available by adding extra cost.
     
  • Extra Packages: If you want extra programs like 2 night/ 3 days Chitwan  Jungle safari package , 1 day River Rafting and 1 day hiking in Kathmandu valley Please contact us on What's App 977-9851229400. It is available by adding extra cost. We will organize it as per your wish and requirement. 
     
  • Single Supplementary: On our holidays tour/trek packages, rooms or tents are provided in twin sharing basis. Thus, single room supplement charge will be imposed to client who does not have another tour participant to share room/tent with according to your trip. When you are traveling alone, single supplementary charge must be paid.
     
  • Porter: If you are a solo traveller porter is not included. You have to pay an additonal cost of USD 200.
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Additional Info
  • The EBC trek begins with an early morning flight to Lukla, either from Kathmandu Airport or Ramechhap Airport. It is a short but beautiful flight with stunning Himalayan mountain views. From Lukla, we will begin trekking with porters and descend to Phakding for the night stay. The trail goes through forests and small villages, offering stunning views of mountains like Kongde Ri and Chamlang.

    *Note: If you take a Lukla flight from Ramechhap Airport, you will leave the hotel in Kathmandu around 1:00 AM and dive to the Ramechhap airport in a sharing vehicle. During the peak trekking seasons, the Lukla flights get shifted to Ramechhap Airport because of very high air traffic.



Everest Base Camp trek permit.

You need two permits to do the Everest Base Camp 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.

To obtain the trekking permits, you will need your passport details, passport-sized photos, and permit fees. Our team will obtain the required permit for Everest Base Camp trekking on your behalf.

Everest Base Camp trek difficulty & altitude sickness.

Everest base camp trek difficulty is graded moderate/difficult. It means the trail is intermediate at the start and gets difficult as the days pass by. The terrain is forested and rugged. There are many wooden and suspension bridges along the way that you will cross.

From Phakding (2,610 m/8,563 ft) to Namche Bazaar (3,440 m/11,290 ft) and from Lobuche (4,940 m/16,210 ft) to the Everest base camp (5,364 m/17,598 ft) trail is the most demanding. Other than that, you will come across occasional steep sections.

You may have got an idea about how much altitude you will touch during Everest base camp trekking in Nepal. Given the above chart, altitude sickness is obvious on this trip. Altitude sickness happens if your body is not well acclimatized to the elevation.

You can avoid it if you follow our instructions. Do not remove acclimatization days from the itinerary, drink plenty of water, choose nutritious meals, do not consume alcoholic drinks or smoke, get plenty of sleep, etc.

Is travel insurance needed for the Everest Base Camp trek?

Travel insurance is required to join the Everest base camp trek for your safety in the mountains. Everest region is remote with no adequate health facilities and transportation, so in case of a medical emergency, we use travel insurance to rescue you and transfer you to a hospital in Kathmandu promptly.

Accommodation and meals during the trek.

We use shared lodge accommodation during the Everest base camp trek. Lodge is the basic accommodation on the EBC trail. The rooms are small and cozy, with clean blankets and two beds mostly. Likewise, the washroom can be shared or private. In villages like Lukla, Phakding, and Namche Bazaar, you are most likely to get a private washroom.

If you need a single room, you can let us know in advance. At higher altitudes, single rooms may not be available. Everest region is also known for luxury lodges. You can upgrade your accommodation to a luxury lodge at an additional cost if you wish. Also, check out our luxury EBC trek. It is better to carry toilet paper, toothpaste & toothbrush, lotions, wipes, nail clippers, and other toiletries during the trek instead of relying on the lodges.

Our Everest base camp trek cost includes breakfast, lunch, and dinner during the trek. All the meals will be given as per the menu of the lodges. Dal bat and thukpa are the most common foods. Likewise, momo, noodles, soups, porridge, burgers, pasta, steak, mashed potatoes, etc are also available. For breakfast, you can get eggs, toast, muesli, oats, etc. Coffee, black tea, milk tea, etc are common beverages.

You can refill your water bottle with boiled drinking water in the lodges. Use water purification tablets for double safety. Do not drink water directly from taps or streams. You will come across tea shops along the trail. They sell bars, snacks, beverages, and other stuff. Make sure to carry ample additional Nepali cash to use during trekking for personal expenses. Do know that the cost is usually higher than in the city area.

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

Weather-wise, spring (March to May) and autumn (September to November) are the best seasons to do Everest base camp trekking. These two seasons have comparatively more stable weather than winter and summer/monsoon, which makes trekking quite doable. The sky is mostly clear, so the chances of Lukla's flight delays are quite low. Likewise, the mountain views are unobstructed, and the trail is bloomed with all kinds of seasonal flowers and vegetation.

EBC trek in winter (December to February)

Everest base camp trek in the winter season is possible, but you have to be picky with the time you choose to be in the mountains. Trekking at the start and end of the winter season is recommended. You have to be extra prepared with warm clothes, snacks, and trekking gear. Do note that the Everest region is very cold, sees heavy snowfall, and is windy in the winter.

EBC trek in summer/monsoon (June to August)

Summer/monsoon season has a very unpredictable weather pattern. There can be regular delays and cancellations in Lukla flights. Likewise, the trail is quite muddy and slippery. There are bugs and leaches everywhere in the starting part of the trail. If you are fine with all these obstacles, then we can arrange an EBC trek for you during the summer/monsoon season.

Some helpful tips

Nepali travel visa: A passport with six months of validity from the day the trek starts is needed. Likewise, you can get a Nepali travel visa upon arriving at Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu or obtain it from the Nepalese Embassy/Consulate Office in your home country.

Money exchange: There are many banks and money exchange centers in Thamel and around Kathmandu where you can exchange your currency. Likewise, you can also use your international card to withdraw from the ATM.

WiFi/network during the trek: Paid WiFi service is available in villages like Lukla, Phakding, Namche Bazaar, and Tengboche. The network may not be stable all the time. For better connection, use a Nepali sim. You can get a tourist sim with ample data.

Hot showers and charging in the lodge: Hot showers are available at an additional cost. Carry wet tissues to wipe your body in case you do not get a chance to use a hot shower. Likewise, carry extra batteries and a power bank for backup. In lodges, you can pay USD 2 to 3 to charge your device.

Trip cancellation & refund: If, by any chance, you end up canceling the trek, we recommend you send us the notice as soon as you can through mail to get a better refund amount. We have a fantastic trip cancellation policy that will let you claim a refund as per the cancellation time. For more information, please check our Terms & Conditions.

Personal expenses: Budget money for emergency expenses, shopping, extra drinks/food, additional activities, etc. Our package cost includes limited services. We recommend you check our "cost includes" section and budget additional money as per that.

FAQs

The Everest Base Camp trek is one of the most famous trekking destinations in the world. This trek is done by hundreds of trekkers every year, so yes during the peak trekking seasons, the Everest Base Camp trail is crowded. You can trek at the start or end of the season to avoid crowds. The trail will not be jam-packed, but you will frequently come across fellow trekkers.

Trekking to Everest Base Camp is physically demanding because you will walk 6 hours each day. Likewise, the elevation rises every day, and the terrain gets steep and rugged. Overall, it is a moderate/difficult trek.

Yes, the Everest Base Camp trek is for beginners with decent fitness. This trek does not demand previous trekking experience, but you have to be in good shape to complete it.

From Lukla, you will reach the Everest Base Camp in eight days of walking. The EBC trek goes from 11 to 16 and more. You can pick the itinerary that best suits your requirements.

Every year, a handful of trekkers fail to reach the Everest Base Camp. It is because they either fall sick or are injured. If you are careful during the trek and follow our guidelines to avoid altitude sickness, there is more than a 95% chance you will reach Everest Base Camp.

The Everest Base Camp trek costs USD 950 to USD 4,500 or more per person. The Everest Base Camp trek package cost varies because of the itinerary and services included in it. For instance, EBC trek packages with helicopter flights and/or luxury lodges cost high.

Yes, a normal person can climb Everest Base Camp. However, the participants have to be in good health and fitness. As it is a high-altitude trek with limitations in modern comforts, trekkers have to be okay with it.

No, you cannot do the Everest Base Camp trek without training unless you are physically very fit with good stamina and strength

No, trekking to Everest Base Camp is not free. It costs money to enter Nepal, fly to Lukla, spend nights along the trail, permits, taxes, meals, expense of guide and porter, accommodation and food in Kathmandu, etc.

Kilimanjaro is harder than the Everest Base Camp. If you have climbed Kilimanjaro, you can easily do the Everest Base Camp trek.

No, it is not hard to breathe at Everest Base Camp. However, the oxygen level is low at the EBC compared to the sea level, but you will not have a problem breathing.

There is no maximum or minimum age for the Everest Base Camp trek. Anyone can do this trek if they are capable of handling the challenges it presents.

The best time to do the Everest Base Camp trekking is March, April, May, September, October, and November.

Yes, kids can do the Everest Base Camp trek. They have to be accompanied by an identified guardian and make sure high altitude will not affect their health.

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