Everest Base Camp Trek

Trip Information
  • Trip Duration14 Days
  • DestinationNepal
  • Trip Grade Strenuous
  • Max. Altitude 5,355m
  • Starts at Kathmandu
  • Ends at Kathmandu
  • Trip Type Trekking
  • Accommodation Tea House
  • Transport Fly in - Fly Out
Highlights
  • Exciting flight Kathmandu to Lukla
  • Breathtaking mountains views of Mt. Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse, Pumori, etc.
  • Explore the wide range of flora and fauna of Sagarmatha National Park
  • Witness the aesthetic sunrise and sunset view from the highest viewpoint, Kalapathar
  • Pass through the old monasteries, traditional villages, beautiful icefalls, lakes, etc.
  • Learn and observe the Sherpa cultures, traditions and their way of life.
  • Mesmerizing Khumbu glacier and icefalls
  • Namche Bazaar gate way of Mt. Everest
  • Trek through the heart of Sherpa Culture
  • Explore Historical Old Tyangboche Monastery
  • World Highest View Point ( Kalapathar 5550 Meters)
  • Breathtaking views of the Everest region

Everest Base Camp Trek, Fixed Departure in 2024 and 2025

Hike in the Sagarmatha National Park and follow a winding trail through lush forests & picturesque villages to Everest base camp (5,364 m). Get to low-key experience the mountain lifestyle and have intimate interactions with Sherpas. Escape in the Himalayas, unwind, and rejuvenate your soul on our 14 days of Everest base camp trekking. An adventurous journey amidst towering mountains and deep river valleys.

Everest base camp trek is one of the most famous bucket-list ventures that explores the northeastern Himalayas in Nepal. You trek to the lap of Mt. Everest (8,849 m), the highest mountain in the world, with an expert mountain guide & a porter. In the course of trekking, you'll be witnessing numerous other stunning mountains like Lhotse (8,516 m), Nuptse (7,816 m), Ama Dablam (6,812 m), Thamserku (6,608 m), Pumori (7,161 m), Makalu (8,463 m), etc. The Everest base camp trekking route also offers diverse breathtaking landscapes.

Everest base camp trek is a lodge trek. The accommodation along the trail is decent. You get to sleep comfortably in a twin shared room. The services are limited but good enough to make the trek pleasant. Likewise, talking about the climate and vegetation, in the peak trekking seasons (spring & autumn), the trail is packed with seasonal flowers & the climate remains moderate. You'll enjoy crystal clear views during the Everest base camp trek in spring/autumn.

The Everest base camp trek route leads up to Kala Patthar (5,644 m). Located above Gorak Shep (5,164 m), it is the highest point of this trek. Kala Patthar is a viewpoint from where you can see mountain cliffs above the clouds all around you. This place is famous for its gorgeous sunrise too. One of the very interesting aspects of EBC trekking is the cultural heritage of the locals. The ancient monasteries, stupas, chortens, prayer wheels, prayer flags, etc add the essence of divinity to the journey.

Why should you do Everest base camp trekking?

  • If you are planning to trek in the Himalayas, you should definitely keep the Everest base camp trek as your top option. Unlike other trekking routes, the Everest base camp trail has all the tourist infrastructure that makes it very approachable. You can customize the itinerary as per your with us. We have a wide range of Everest trekking packages available.
  • You have the option to extend your Everest base camp trek to other hidden corners of the Khumbu region, like Gokyo Lakes, high mountain passes, etc. Similarly, you can combine a helicopter return at the end of the trek.
  • You can do budget-friendly or a luxury trek as per your budget.
  • Variety of food options. ATM in Namche Bazaar. Lots of tea shops along the trail.
  • A bustling trekking route where you can see people from all corners of the world.
  • Not many people realize this, but the Everest base camp trek has a lot of health benefits too. Usually, we see trekkers losing 3 to 5 kgs at the end of the trek. They say their mind & body feels light.

History of Everest Base Camp

On May 29, 1953, Sir Edmund Hillary of New Zealand and Tenzing Norgay, a Sherpa of Nepal, became the first climbers to successfully conquered the summit of Mount Everest. They started their ascent from a camp located near the Khumbu Icefall, which is now known as the Everest Base Camp. After the successful ascent of Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay, Everest Base Camp became an important starting point for the climbers. Over time, the facilities and infrastructure at the base camp improved to accommodate climbers, support staff, and researchers. This led to a greater number of climbers and trekkers with the help of assistance of the sherpas and professional guides. Everest Base Camp remains a popular destination for climbers, trekkers, and adventure lovers who wish to experience the breathtaking beauty of the Himalayas and witness the iconic Mount Everest. Today, Everest Base Camp Trek is on top of every trekker’s list of ‘must do’ trekking routes.

Everest Base Camp Trek During Spring season

The spring season in Nepal falls during month of March-May. The months of Spring season are considered as the best time for the Everest Base Camp Trek in Nepal. During this season the weather is favorably stable with moderate temperature. The average temperature in spring during daytime ranges from 15°C- 20°C. Along with the perfect weather conditions, the new blooming of colorful rhododendron flowers in spring add plus point to the trek. It is very enjoyable to do the 14 days Everest base camp hike in spring season with the stable weather, perfect visibility, beautiful scenery and colorful flowers.

Everest Base Camp Trek during Monsoon season

The monsoon season in Nepal falls during months of June-Aug. the monsoon season is not much preferable time for the Everest base camp trek. The 14 days Everest base camp hike during monsoon season comes with challenges. During this season, the region experiences frequent and heavy rainfall. The temperature during this season ranges from 16°C-20°C. The trails can be slippery and muddy which make the trek a bit more difficult. The risks of landslides, avalanches and rockfalls also increases during this time of year. There might also be chances of flights getting delayed or canceled in this season.

Everest Base Camp Trek during Autumn season

The autumn season in Nepal fall during the months of Sept-Nov. Autumn is the peak season for the Everest base camp trekking. The weather condition during this season is stable, the temperature is moderate and the sky is clear. The days are sunny and the nights are chilly. The average daytime temperatures range from 10°C to 20°C. The trekking trails and the teahouses are crowded during this season. You would also meet many other trekkers from different part of the world. This season will offer you the best trekking experience in Everest region.

Everest Base Camp Trek during Winter season

The winter season in Nepal falls during the months from Dec-Feb. during the winter season the weather is extremely cold and the Everest region experiences heavy snowfalls. Due to the temperature below freezing point in the Everest Base Camp, it is hard for the trekkers to do the trek. The temperature during the daytime drops to -10°-20°C and the nights are even more cold during night. The heavy snowfalls might block the trails. The poor visibility and cloudy sky may delay the flights. However if you want to do the trek in winter season you would love the beautiful scenery of snowcapped mountains and peaceful trekking trails.

Important Notes for Everest Base Camp Trek

  • During the peak trekking seasons like spring (march-May) and autumn (Sept-Nov) the flights to the Everest region takes the departure from Ramechaap airport due to the overcrowded condition at the Kathmandu airport.
  • Trekkers need to submit a copy of their passport at the booking stage, as we require this for domestic flight booking.
  • Sometimes the flight can be delayed or canceled due to the sudden weather changes. So, Welcome Nepal Treks suggest you to build at least 3 nights contingency plan and not to book your international flights early as it will cause problems.
  • We advise the trekkers to pack their bags lightly as Porters can carry about 20 kg only.
  • The clothes should be packed according to the particular season.
  • For the additional services like: laundry, water, hot showers, etc. you need to pay on your own.
  • If you want to return back to Kathmandu from the Everest base camp trek by helicopter, you will be charged with extra costs around 900$-1000$.

Trip facts of Everest Base Camp Trek

  • The trek is located in the Sagarmatha National Park in Nepal. It starts from Lukla and takes you to the Everest Base Camp at an altitude of 5,364 meters.
  • The Lukla airport also known as Tenzing Hillary airport is one of the most dangerous airports in the world.
  • There are two Base Camps of Mount Everest. The South Base Camp is in Nepal at an altitude of 5,364 m and the North Base Camp is in Tibet, China, at an altitude of 5,150 m.
  • Gorakshep is the highest human settlement in the world at an elevation of 5164m, near the Everest base camp.
  • Kalapatthar (5,545m) is the highest point of the trek that offers excellent views of the Himalayas.
  • You cannot see Mount Everest from the Everest base camp itself.

Major Highlights of Everest Base Camp Trekking

Flight to Lukla Airport

The Lukla airport is one of the highest and the most dangerous airports in the world. The 14 days Everest base camp trek starts with a thrilling and scenic mountain flight from Kathmandu to Lukla. The flight offers the beautiful scenery of the mountains, valleys, rivers, etc. Trekkers will be thrilled by the landing experience in the Lukla airport which is at an elevation of 2,860 meters.

Everest Base Camp

One of the major highlights of the Everest base camp trek is the base camp of the worlds highest peak, Mt. Everest. Everest Base Camp lies at an altitude of 5,364 meters above sea level. Everest Base Camp is the point from where the ascent of Mt. Everest starts. Standing at the base of the world's highest mountain is a truly awe-inspiring experience.

Tengboche Monastery

Tengboche Monastery, located at an altitude of 3,867 meters is one of the most significant monasteries in the Everest region. It offers a glimpse into Buddhist culture and is surrounded by breathtaking mountain. Tengboche monastery offers a 360° panorama of mountains which include views of Mt. Everest, Lhotse, Ama Dablam, etc.

Kalapatthar

Kalapatthar is one of the beautiful viewpoints of Everest base camp trekking. It is also known as the highest point of the Everest region trek which is located at an altitude of 5,545 meters. The viewpoint offers a breathtaking panoramic view of the surrounding Himalayan peaks, including the iconic Mount Everest (Sagarmatha). Travelers can enjoy the mesmerizing views and take amazing pictures and create a lifetime memory at the Kalapatthar. You can also witness the most beautiful and aesthetic sunrise over the Himalayas from the Kalapatthar.

Khumbu Glacier

The Khumbu glacier is the biggest glacier in Nepal, which is in the Khumbu region. It is also known as the world’s highest glacier consisting of large icefalls & starts from the Everest base camp. Khumbu Glacier can be seen from the world's highest peak Mt-Everest Base Camp as well as from Kalapatthar. The mesmerizing Khumbu glacier adds beauty to the Everest base camp trek.

Arrival Day in Nepal for Everest Base Camp Trek

If you book the 14 days Everest base camp Trek Package with Welcome Nepal Treks, our team will be waiting for you at the airport on the day of your arrival. Our team will have your name plate and welcome you with Khaada (Shawl) and take you comfortably to the hotel on a private vehicle.

Risks During Everest Base Camp Trek:

Altitude sickness: Altitude sickness is a very common risk while doing the Everest base camp trek as you will be ascending to high altitudes. While ascending to the higher altitudes the oxygen level decreases which leads to the symptoms of Altitude Sickness. The symptoms of altitude sickness are: headache, fatigue, dizziness, difficulty sleeping, loss of appetite, and shortness of breath, etc.

Unpredictable weather conditions: The weather at the higher altitudes during the Everest base camp trek is unpredictable. The weather can change unexpectedly with the heavy rainfalls, extremely cold weather, strong wind and heavy snow falls. Especially, during winter and monsoon seasons the weather is harsh on Everest base camp trek. The sudden weather changes and bad weather conditions may risk the trekker’s health.

Avalanches and landslides: The trekkers should be well aware of possibilities of natural disasters like: avalanches and landslides during the Everest base camp hike. Due to unstable weather like heavy rainfall might cause landslides and heavy snowfalls might cause avalanches. This natural disaster may cause injuries to the trekkers.

Carelessness: The carelessness of the trekkers during the trek also causes the risks in the Everest base camp trek. carelessness or negligence can have serious consequences. Trekkers need to be aware of the risks and follow the guidelines and instructions during the trek.

How much does it cost to do the Everest base camp trek?

The cost of the Everest Base Camp trek can vary depending on various factors such as the type of accommodation chosen, the level of service, and the number of people in your group. Welcome Nepal treks offers the 14 days Everest base camp trekking package at the very reasonable price with the best services. We offer this thrilling adventurous trekking package starting from US$ 1300 per person. The cost includes all the transportation fees during the trek and everything mentioned in the package with all meals.

Training for 14 days Everest base camp trekking

The 14 days Everest base camp trek is a long adventurous trekking journey. It is a moderately challenging trek. To accomplish the trek successfully you need to be physically fit and be in good health condition. For the Everest base camp trek, you can do some strength and flexibility-based exercises before the trek. You can also train yourself by doing cardiovascular exercises like: swimming, cycling, jogging, hiking before few weeks of the trek. Along with the physical training you should be prepared mentally as well. You need to understand and be aware of the challenges and the risks that you might face during the Everest base camp hiking. You should be mentally strong and develop a positive mindset.

ATM or Money Exchanges in Everest Base Camp Trek

Access to ATMs or money exchanges along the Everest Base Camp trek is very limited. ATMs can be found in Namche bazaar and Lukla. However, it is not recommended to rely on finding money exchange services during the Everest base camp trek. We recommend trekkers to exchange money in Kathmandu before the trek as there are many money exchange centers in Kathmandu. It's essential to carry enough cash with you to cover your expenses throughout the trek.

Laundry during Everest Base Camp Trek

During the 14 days Everest base camp hiking you will rarely find the laundry services. There are few laundry services available in Lukla and Namche bazaar. For the laundry services they will take additional costs. After that you wouldn’t get laundry services at higher areas. However, you can buy hot water at teahouse lodges and wash your own clothes.

Distance and Time during Everest Base Camp Trek

The distance and the time required for the Everest base camp trek depends on the routes and the walking pace of the trekkers. It is a 14 days trek that covers 130 km round trip. Excluding the day of arrival and day of departure you will be doing the trek of 12 days which also includes space time for acclimatization. The trekkers will be walking at least 6-8 hours of a day.

Everest Base Camp Trek with Helicopter return

Returning back by the helicopter after finishing the trek to Everest Base Camp is an alternative option for those who prefer a quicker way back. Our company, Welcome Nepal Treks is flexible in customizing the itinerary as per your requirements. You can upgrade the Everest base camp trekking trip to helicopter return. From the Kalapatthar viewpoint, you can fly straight back in the helicopter by enjoying the incredible views of the mountains and the surroundings of the Everest region.

Group Joining Everest Base Camp Trek

If you are alone and want to share the trekking experiences with like-minded people then you can choose for group joining Everest base camp trek. Welcome Nepal Treks offers group joining Everest base camp trek. You will have an option to join a small group. Welcome Nepal treks will have fix departure dates and we will organize the group on our own. The Everest base camp group join trekking package allows you to enjoy the walk with different trekkers from different countries. The group trek offers an opportunity of maintain a friendly relation and helpful atmosphere throughout the trekking journey.

Private Everest Base Camp Trek

If you prefer a more personalized experience, you can book for a private Everest Base Camp trek. This allows you to have more flexibility in terms of itinerary, pace, and the level of services. Welcome Nepal treks arranges private Everest base camp. We will customize your itinerary for the private Everest base camp trek based on your preferences and help you design the trek that suits your needs.

Benefits of doing Everest base Camp Trek with Welcome Nepal Treks

  • Free Pick up and drop from Airport-Hotel-Airport
  • Arrangement of Trekking permits for the Everest Base Camp Trek
  • Arrangement of accommodation and three-time meals in teahouse lodges during the trek
  • We arrange some necessary trekking equipment like sleeping bags, Down jackets, trekking pole, etc. if you haven’t brought your own.
  • Professional, well trained and friendly trekking guide provided
  • Our team organize the Everest base camp trekking with full safety and security.

Everest Base Camp Trek booking and payment policies

When you confirmed the booking of the Everest Base Camp Trek with Welcome Nepal Treks, we need 20% payment of the total cost in advance. You can also pay the total cost payment in advance. We accept booking deposits through Credit Cards (Master Card or Visa and many more). Bank/credit card service charge should be paid by the clients themselves at the time of deposit. You can also pay direct cash on hand. The price mentioned in the site is real. We don’t have any hidden charges. We also accept your last-minute booking. For more understanding you can go to our site and see the terms and conditions. If you do not understand any of our terms and conditions, feel free to ask us. Our team will help you to understand all the important information at the time of booking.

Related trips in the Everest region

Besides the 14 days Everest base camp Trek here are some of the other treks to enjoy in the Everest region of Nepal:

  • Short Everest base camp trek
  • Everest three high pass trek
  • Everest base camp trek by road without Lukla flight
  • Everest base camp trek with return by helicopter
  • Everest panorama view trekking
  • Everest base camp trek via Gokyo lake and Cho La Pass
  • Sherpa village trek
  • Everest Rolwaling Trek

Trip extension after Everest Base Camp Trek

After finishing the long, adventurous and challenging Everest base camp trek you can do some other enjoyable tours in Nepal. If you have enough time and wish to extend your trip after the 14 Everest base camp trek then, there are several other options to enjoy your holiday in Nepal. You can do some other short hiking, cultural tours, city tours, flight tours, adventurous tours, etc.

Here are few popular trip extensions:

  • Chitwan tour
  • Pokhara tour
  • UNESCO world heritage sites tour
  • Nagarkot hike
  • Mount Everest flight tour
  • Trishuli river rafting, etc.

Departure Day of Everest Base Camp Trek

After finishing the Everest base camp trek, we serve the farewell dinner to our clients at a typical Nepalese restaurant before the day of your departure. And on the day of the departure back to your country, the team of Welcome Nepal Treks will pick you up from your hotel and drop you to the international airport and bid our last goodbyes.

Feedback after the 14 days Everest Base Camp Trek

After finishing your 14 days Everest Base Camp trekking trip, we would love to hear from you about how you enjoyed the trip and if there is anything we need to improve. We would love to receive any suggestions or feedback from the trek. You can also write your feedback and reviews about our company services and your trekking experience with us at the trip advisor. You can also learn the feedback and reviews of our company services written by many trekkers from different parts of the world.

Itinerary
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Everest Base Camp Trek Itinerary 

 

Upon your arrival at the Tribhuvan International Airport terminal, our dedicated airport team will warmly welcome you. They will transfer you to the hotel in a private four-wheeler. As we have booked the room for you in advance, the hotel will be ready to welcome you right away. Rest and later meet us in our office. We will prepare for the trek and end the day with a delicious welcome dinner.

  • Max. Altitude:1400m
  • Day tour time:1 hour
  • Accommodation:Hotel

Our adventurous EBC trek begins today. In the morning, we will take the famous Lukla flight either from Kathmandu or Ramechhap airport. At Lukla, porters will join our group and begin trekking to Phakding to spend the night. Phakding is located around 250 meters below Lukla that lets us adjust to the elevation. The trail winds through lush forests, crossing many hanging bridges and small villages on the way. On this day, we will see striking views of Kusum Kangguru and Kongde Ri.

Note: If the Lukla flight is from Ramechhap Airport, we have to leave our hotel around 1:00 AM to 2:00 AM to reach the airport on time for the flight. It takes around 4 to 5 hours to drive from Kathmandu to Ramechhap airport.

Trek distance: 6.2 km/3.8 miles

Meals: Breakfast, lunch & dinner

  • Max. Altitude:2,610 m/8,563 ft
  • Day tour time:35 minutes flight & 3 hours trek
  • Accommodation:Lodge

Leaving Phakding behind, we will trek through rhododendron and magnolia forests to Toktok (2,760 m). The trail then goes past Bengkar village (2,630 m) and crosses a few suspension bridges, including the lone Hillary Bridge. We will reach Monjo (2,835 m), register our permits, and continue trekking through dense forests of rhododendrons and pines to Namche Bazaar. Towards the end of the trail, we'll trek on a steep, uneven uphill path that leads to Namche Bazaar, the tourist hub of the Khumbu region.

Trek distance: 7.4 km/4.6 miles

Meals: Breakfast, lunch & dinner

  • Max. Altitude:3,440 m/11,290 ft
  • Day tour time:6 hours
  • Accommodation:Lodge

We will be spending one more night in Namche Bazaar on this day to acclimatize. In the morning, hike to Everest View Hotel via Syangboche Airstrip to witness a beautiful sunrise and views of mountains like Everest, Thamserku, Ama Dablam, Lhotse, Nuptse, Taboche, Khumbila, and more. After the hike, we will return to Namche Bazaar, visiting Sherpa Culture Museum and Everest Photo Gallery on the way. 

Note: If we do not feel exhausted, we have the option to continue the hike to Khumbu monastery. It is the oldest monastery in the Khumbu region.

Meals: Breakfast, lunch & dinner

  • Max. Altitude:3,962 m/13,000 ft
  • Day tour time:4-5 hours
  • Accommodation:Lodge

From Namche Bazaar, the trail goes along lush foothills to Kyangjuma (3,550 m). On the way, the mountain views are fantastic. The trail gradually descends to Phungi Thanga (3,250 m) and crosses a bridge. We will then walk through lush rhododendron forests to Tengboche village. Here, we will visit the Tengboche monastery, the biggest monastery in the Khumbu region, and also get to see stunning views of snow-capped mountains like Ama Dablam, Lhotse, Everest, and Nuptse. 

Trek distance: 9.2 km/5.7 miles

Meals: Breakfast, lunch & dinner

 

  • Max. Altitude:3,860 m/12,660 ft
  • Day tour time:5 hours
  • Accommodation:Lodge

Dingboche is known as the summer valley of the Khumbu region. The trail from Tengboche village to Dingboche passes through lush forests and beautiful small Sherpa villages. We will descend via magnolia and rhododendron forests to Deboche (3,320 m). On the way, we may come across wildlife like blue sheep, musk deer, and monal. 

Crossing a suspension bridge over Imja Khola, we will trek via Pangboche village (3,930 m) and ascend through lush forests. The trail crosses another bridge and passes by Shomare (4,010 m) and Orsho (4,190 m) settlement areas. Further, the trail goes along the Imja Khola river and gradually ascends to Dingboche village.

Trek distance: 12 km/7.45 miles

Meals: Breakfast, lunch & dinner

 

  • Max. Altitude:4,410 m/14,470 ft
  • Day tour time:5 hours
  • Accommodation:Lodge

We spend one more rest day in Dingboche village before ascending further. In the early morning, we will hike to Nagarjuna Hill to witness a gorgeous sunrise and mountain views of Lobuche Peak, Lhotse, Nuptse, Cholatse, Kangtega, Ama Dablam, and more. After the hike, return to Dingboche to spend the remaining day. You are free to explore the village and rest. 

Meals: Breakfast, lunch & dinner

  • Max. Altitude:5,100 m/16,732 ft
  • Day tour time:4-5 hours
  • Accommodation:Lodge

The trail from Dingboche steeply ascends to a ridge that separates Imja and Khumbu valleys. The mountains are much more prominent and dominate the skyline. The trail gradually ascends past a series of chortens and prayer flags to Dughla. We will walk through a glacier field and ascend to Dughla Pass (4,830 m). 

The views of Khumbutse, Pumori, and Lingtren are superb. From the pass, the trail descends and goes past memorial chortens built in the memories of climbers who lost their life on Everest. We will then trek to Lobuche village for the night stay. 

Trek distance: 8.5 km/5.2 miles

Meals: Breakfast, lunch & dinner

  • Max. Altitude:4,940 m/16,210 ft
  • Day tour time:5-6 hours
  • Accommodation:Lodge

Today is the big day. We will be touching the Everest base camp on this day. From Lobuche village, the trail steeply ascends along the Khumbu glacier and passes by a moraine. We will trek past the Italian research center called Pyramid and continue ascending via a rugged route to Gorak Shep. 

During the early Everest expedition, Gorak Shep used to be the base camp of Mount Everest. We will drop our heavy bags here and trek through glacial moraines and semi-frozen streams to Everest base camp. 

Upon reaching EBC, we can see the huge iconic stone that marks the land. During the peak climbing seasons, there are numerous tents all around the base camp. We will spend some time at the base camp and later return to Gorak Shep to spend the night.

Trek distance: 15 km/9.32 miles

Meals: Breakfast, lunch & dinner

  • Max. Altitude:5,164 m/16,942 ft
  • Day tour time:8 hours
  • Accommodation:Lodge

Today, we will be hiking to Kala Patthat to witness a gorgeous sunrise, along with a mesmerizing view of Mt. Everest and other towering mountains. This is the highest point of our trek too. We will leave Gorak Shep at dawn and begin trekking on an uphill steep route that leads to Kala Patthar. As the dawn breaks down, we can see the rays of the sun hitting snow-covered mountains, making a surreal scenery. 

After enjoying the stunning mountain panorama from Kala Patthar, we will descend back to Gorak Shep and have breakfast. Now, our descending journey begins to Pheriche. The trail follows the same route back to Dughla pass via Lobuche village and goes by small villages to Pheriche. While descending, the views are as stunning as while ascending.

Trek distance: 9.6 km/6 miles

Meals: Breakfast, lunch & dinner

  • Max. Altitude:4,371 m/14,340 ft
  • Day tour time:6 hours
  • Accommodation:Lodge

On this day, we will trek back to Namche Bazaar. From Pheriche, the trail drops down to Pangboche village. We will cross a suspension bridge and walk through lush rhododendron forests to Tengboche village. From Tengboche, the trail descends to Phunki Tenga and goes along the Dudh Koshi river to Namche Bazaar.

Trek distance: 17.7 km/10.9 miles

Meals: Breakfast, lunch & dinner

  • Max. Altitude:3,440 m/11,290 ft
  • Day tour time:7-8 hours
  • Accommodation:Lodge

We are now at the end of the trek. The trail descends to Lukla on this day from where we had initially begun the EBC trek 14 days. Follow a steep downhill cliffside from Namche Bazaar and gradually trek through dense forests and small settlements. We will be crossing numerous suspension bridges on the way. From Phakding, the trail ascends to Lukla, and we end the trek with a delicious dinner and celebratory drinks.

Trek distance: 13.6 km/8.3 miles

Meals: Breakfast, lunch & dinner

  • Max. Altitude:2,846 m/9,337 ft
  • Day tour time:8 hours
  • Accommodation:Lodge

We take a final flight out of Lukla airport in the morning and fly to Kathmandu, enjoying the breathtaking aerial panorama of the Himalayas. Upon landing in Kathmandu, the team will help you with the luggage and drop you at the hotel. With a full day of leisure ahead, you can take the time to relax, rejuvenate, and explore the captivating city at your own pace. In the evening, we will gather for a farewell dinner and end the day exploring the lively streets of Thamel.

Meals: Breakfast & farewell dinner

  • Max. Altitude:1,400 m/4,600 ft
  • Day tour time:35 minutes flight
  • Accommodation:Hotel

Our airport team will be at your hotel to provide assistance with your check-out process and ensure that your departure goes seamlessly. They will take care of your luggage and transfer you to the Tribhuvan International Airport as per your flight departure time. 

 

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    Cost Details
    Cost Includes
    • Airport picks up and drops by private car/van/bus.
    • 3 star accommodation in Kathmandu-Thamel Eco Resort or The Address Kathmandu Hotel (on the arrival day and after the trekking).
    • Your standard meals (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner) during the trekking.
    • All necessary paper works and national park entry permits.
    • Domestic airport pick up and drop by car/ Flight Ticket (LUK-KTM-LUK) / domestic airport Tax.
    • All accommodations in lodges/tea houses during the treks ( breakfast, lunch & dinner)
    • Trekkers' Information Management System (TIMS) Permit.
    • An experienced, helpful and friendly Guide, porters (1 porter for 2 peoples).
    • Salary, Food, Drinks, Accommodation, Transportation and Insurance for the Guide and Porter.
    • Arrangement of Emergency Helicopter service which will be paid by your Travel insurance company.
    • Medical supplies (first aid kit will be available).
    • Duffel Bag if needed
    • Farewell dinner in typical Nepali Restaurant with cultural dance show
    • All our government taxes, vat, official expenses & service charges
    Cost Excludes
    • Nepal entry visa fee (you may easily issue the visa upon your arrival at Tribhuwan International Airport - Kathmandu). You will require 2 passport size photos.
    • Your Travel insurance.
    • Food (Lunch & dinner) while you are in Kathmandu.
    • All the alcoholic and non alcoholic Drinks.
    • Sweet things like chocolate.
    • Hot shower during the trekking.
    • Tips for the guide and porter not mandatory but expected.
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    Essential Information

    Best time to do the 14 days Everest Base Camp Trek

    The best time to do the Everest base camp trek is spring or autumn season. Among all the four seasons of the year, spring and autumn offers the best experience for Everest base camp trek.

    Spring (March-May) is the perfect trekking season with the favorable weather conditions and average temperature. The skies are clear and the views are mesmerizing. In spring season, trekkers will be mesmerized by the colorful rhododendrons along the trail. Along with spring season, autumn is another best season to do the Everest base camp trek. During autumn season (Sept-Nov), you will get the favorable weather condition with clear skies and majestic mountains views and fresh surroundings. With the moderate temperature and crystal clear views this season offers best experience. During the spring and autumn the trekking trails are busy and overcrowded. The winter and monsoon seasons are not much recommended for Everest base camp trek. As you will be trekking in higher elevations for EBC trek, in winter season (Dec-Feb) you might experience cold weather and heavy snowfall. The snowfall might block the path and it would be difficult to trek. Similarly during monsoon season (June-Aug) trekkers will experience frequent rainfalls and unstable weather conditions. The paths will be wet and slippery. However if you are well prepared you will complete the trek successfully.

    Packing list for Everest Base Camp Trek

    The followings are the most necessary trekking equipments for the 14 days Everest base camp trek:

    • T-shirt, rain jacket, sweaters, waterproof jacket, down jacket
    • Trekking boots, warm socks and inner wears
    • Sun hat, sunscreen cream, face wipes, lip balm, sunglasses
    • Headlight, water bottles, power banks
    • Gloves, scarf, quick drying towel
    • Backpack, trekking pole, water purification tablets, sleeping bags
    • Money, Cell phone, Camera,
    • First aid kit

    Beside these you can bring other useful equipments to maintain hygiene and cleanliness like: tissues nail clippers, soap, moisturizers, camera, sanitary pads, sanitizer and other personal accessories.

    Hotels and Accommodations at Everest Base Camp Trek

    The accommodations during the Everest base camp trek are mostly teahouses. The teahouses at the lower altitude have good facilities. The tea houses at the lower altitude provide good facilities like: electricity, hot showers, wifi, comfortable beds, etc. But at the higher altitude, the teahouses provide basic facilities.

    Foods and meals during Everest Base Camp Trek

    In the trekking trail you can enjoy varieties of foods at the teahouses and lodges. The most popular food is authentic Nepalese food Dal bhat. Beside that you can have other varieties of food like: noodles, pasta, thukpa, momos, pancake, etc. You will also get varieties of hot and cold drinks like: ginger tea, milk tea, black tea, etc. You can pick anything from menu according to your taste and preferences.

    Drinking-Water in the Everest Base Camp Trek

    While doing the Everest base camp trek the drinking water is available in the teahouses/ lodges. Boiled water is the best and the safest option in the Everest base camp trek. You can buy the boiled water or fill the tap water. You should drink the tap water only after using purification tablets.

    Are There Hot Showers and Electricity on Everest Base Camp Trek

    During the 14 days Everest base camp trek, almost all the lodges and tea houses have the facility of electricity and hot showers. The lower sections are powered by hydro electricity while the higher sections electricity is solar powered. You can charge the electronic devices and use the hot showers with additional charges.

    Guides and Porters for Everest Base Camp Trek

    For the 14 days Everest base camp trek, we provide the best English speaking professional guides and hardworking porters. Our guides and porters are highly dedicated to their work. The guides will lead the trekking trial and inform you time to time. The porters will carry your bags and make your journey comfortable. Welcome Nepal Treks provide the friendly, caring and responsible guides and porters for the Everest base camp trek.

    Permits required for Everest Base Camp Trek

    Two kinds of permits are required for Everest Base Cam Trek. They are: Sagarmatha National Park Entrance Permit and Khumbu Pasang Lhamu Rural Municipality Entrance Permit.

    Travel insurance for Everest Base Camp Trek

    Travel insurance is mandatory for the Everest base camp trek. The travel insurance should cover the medical services and emergency helicopter rescues during the trek. This will make you feel safe and secured in the trek. For your safety, Welcome Nepal Treks highly recommend you to have good travel insurance for 14 days Everest base camp trek.

    Everest Base Camp Trek Difficulty Level

    The Everest base camp trek is a moderately difficult trek. It is a long and a bit challenging trek. You can be prepared for the trek by jogging, swimming, cycling, hiking and some other strength exercises before few weeks of the Everest base camp trek. People with good physical and mental fitness can complete the trek successfully.

    Acclimatizing During the Everest Base Camp Trek

    During the Everest base camp trek you will be trekking at the higher elevations. While trekking at the higher elevations there is risk of altitude sickness. To avoid the altitude sickness you need to acclimatize correctly to be safe. For your safety, Welcome Nepal Treks have well designed itineraries for the Everest base camp trek to prevent altitude sickness by providing proper time for acclimatization. We take acclimatization at Namche Bazaar and Dingboche. Acclimatization helps to allow the bodies to adjust the high altitude. You also need to drink plenty of water and stay hydrated. The proper acclimatizing during the Everest Base Camp trek will make the trip enjoyable and safe.

    Tipping in the Everest Base Camp Trek

    Tipping is not compulsory for the Everest base camp trek. The tips are the way of thanking the service provider for their great works and amazing services. While doing the Everest base camp trek, if you like the services of the trek guides and porters you can give them small amount of tips. The guides and porters will expect the tips as they will do their best to meet your needs and make sure that you are safe throughout the trek. So if you give them small amount of tips then it will make them happy and motivate them to work even better. However it is completely your choice.

    Why to do Everest Base Camp Trek

    The Everest base camp trek is one of the most adventurous and thrilling trek to do in Nepal. The trek provide natural thrill as the trekkers will pass through breathtaking landscapes, snow-capped mountains, icefalls, glaciers, Buddhist monasteries, traditional Sherpa villages, flora and fauna. The trekkers will get mesmerized by the natural and cultural beauty of Everest region. The trek offers you the greatest adventures and lifetime trekking experience. Anyone who loves challenges and wants to witness the world’s highest mountain from very close then they must do this Everest Base Camp Trek.

    Why Welcome Nepal Treks for Everest Base Camp Trek

    Welcome Nepal Treks provide you the adventurous Everest base camp trekking at the reasonable price with high quality services. Our team is well trained, experienced and professional. We have good English speaking and professional guides and porters. We also customize the itinerary as per the customer request. We make sure to fulfill the customer’s needs. Our client’s safety and happiness is our utmost priority. We ensure our customers safety and make their trip memorable with the top class services. You should do this Everest base camp trek with Welcome Nepal Treks and get the lifetime experience. We will help you to achieve your dream of reaching to the base camp of the world’s highest peak, Mount Everest.

    FAQs
    • The highest point of the Everest base camp trek is Kalapatthar. Kalapatthar is the highest viewpoint of the trek standing at an elevation at 5545 meters above the sea level. It offers the best view of sunrise, sunset and the snowcapped peaks.

    • If you cancelled the booking of the 14 days Everest base camp trek package you will get refund. However certain amount of cancelation amount will be charged. If the cancelation is too late, you might not as well get refund. Cancellations must be made at least 1 week prior to the start date of trip. 

    • Yes, you can do the last-minute booking. Welcome Nepal Treks accept the last-minute booking of the 14 days Everest base camp trek. It should be at least done 1 days prior to the departure date.

    • Yes, Welcome Nepal Treks let you customize the 14 days Everest base camp trek according to your personal preferences. You can customize the trek as per your needs, requirement, budget and schedule.

    • Yes, our professional trekking guides carry the medical kits on the Everest base camp trek to ensure the safety. Our guides are also trained to use the base medication for the Everest base camp trek.

    • Yes, there is cell service on Everest Base camp Trek. Although the service will not be available in all the areas, you will get the network at different stops throughout the Everest trekking trail. The services might not be the best but it will be helpful.

    • Yes, we suggest you to carry extra cash on the Everest base camp trek. It is a good idea to bring some local currency to pay for any additional services you need during the trek. It is really important to have cash on hand.

    • The Everest base camp trek is very cold. The temperature drops as you ascend to the higher altitude. During the winter, the temperature can go down to -20 Celsius at night.

    • Yes, you can recharge your electronic devices while on the Everest base camp trek. There are many teahouses and lodges that offers the charging services. For charging your electronic devices, they take extra costs.

    • Yes! It is definitely worth it to trek to the Everest base camp. The trek will take you to the world’s highest peak, Mount Everest. The trekking routes takes you through breathtaking mountain views, mesmerizing waterfalls, green lush forest, stunning glaciers, changing landscapes, wide range of flora and fauna, monasteries, picturesque villages, ancient cultures and heart-warming locals. You would love the experience of trekking to the Everest base camp in Nepal.

    • Yes, you can buy the trekking gears for the Everest base camp trek in Nepal. There are several stores that provide the best trekking gears in the Kathmandu city. You can buy/ rent any necessary trekking gears that you need for your 14 days Everest base camp trek.

    • No, it is not necessary to learn Nepali language to do the Everest base camp trek in Nepal. Many people here understand the basic English and also you will have the professional guide who is fluent at speaking English. However, if you want to learn Nepali language you can learn some basic language to speak with the locals.

    • No, it is not compulsory to hire the porter on the Everest base camp trek. It completely depends on the weight of your bag and your physical ability. If you can carry your own bag without any problem throughout the trek, then it is not necessary to hire the porter. However, we recommend you have one porter as the Everest base camp trek is long and challenging journey. Having a porter by your side will make your trek easy by carrying your heavy bags.

    • Yes, you can do the Everest base camp trek without guide. But it is best to do the Everest trek with the professional guides. Welcome Nepal Treks provide the professional guides to ensure your safety. Guides are the people who will lead the trek, inform you about everything in the trek and help you in any kind of problems. It will always be easy, safe and comfortable with guide in the 14 days Everest base camp trek as they know everything about the trek and will ensure your safety. So, we highly recommend to do this Everest base camp trek with the guide.

    • While you are on the Everest base camp trek, the local currency i.e., Nepali currency is widely accepted.

    • It is not dangerous to go the Everest base camp. While trekking with Welcome Nepal Treks, you don’t need to worry as we execute everything in a safe way. All you need to do is to maintain your pace and follow the guidelines and instructions.

    • There are two base camps for Mount Everest. One is in Nepal, and the other is on the Tibet side. The South Base Camp is in Nepal at an altitude of 5,364 m and the North Base Camp is in Tibet, China, at an altitude of 5,150 m.

    What Our Clients Says
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      JanaUnited Kingdom,September 18, 2019
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      Great Trekking Company in Nepal

      Special thanks to Mr Hari Kahdka and the guys from Welcome Nepal Treks for making our trip a wonderful experience of my lifetime. I and my friend chose to do the 14 days Everest base camp trek 6 month ago and we had the great trip. I'd recommend this company to everyone looking for an unforgettable trekking trip at a reasonable price.

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      claireAustralia,August 04, 2019
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      Amazing experience of Mount Everest base camp Trek

      Great service and communication. Was very well looked after by an experienced guide, Amir, throughout the whole trip. He was very flexible in his plans taking into consideration my opinions, which made the trip more enjoyable. Great way to experience Nepal for the first time.

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