Everest Base Camp Trek 2024/2025

The Everest Base Camp trek (EBC) is possibly the most dramatic and picturesque in the Nepalese Himalayas. Not only will you stand face to face with Mount Everest, Sagarmatha in Nepali language, at 8,848m (29,029 ft), but you will also be following in the footsteps of great mountaineers like Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay, who all wanted to reach Everest's summit. Below, we list more than 20 Everest Base Camp treks offered by some of the best trekking agencies in Nepal. Bookmundi has received more than 400 applications from trekking agencies around the world who wish to offer their Everest Base Camp trek with us. We have chosen the 20 best agencies so you are guaranteed a good trek as well as a great price. If you wish to explore other great treks in Nepal, check out the Manaslu trek as well as the famous Annapurna Circuit trek.

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Everest Base Camp Trek

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Our trek to Everest Base Camp was a big adventure and an experience we will never forget! It was no ...
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  • Activities Trekking and Hiking
  • Accommodation Guest House & Hotel
  • Transport Flight & Private Vehicle
  • Age Range 8-80 yrs
  • Operated in English, Hindi, Nepalese
days12 From US$ 1,122 View Tour
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Everest Base Camp Trek

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Just finished our 12 day trek to EBC with this local travel operator. 5 stars all round, communicati ...
  • Tour Type Private and Group Tour
  • Activities Trekking and Hiking & Mountains
  • Accommodation Guest House & Hotel
  • Transport Flight & Private Vehicle
  • Age Range 10-79 yrs
  • Operated in English, Nepali
days12 From US$ 1,225 View Tour
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  • Jun 16
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Everest Base Camp – Kalapathar Trek

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Yes, I highly recommend this company. A huge thank you Chhatra, Ram, Raju, Raj, and the phenomenal d ...
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  • Activities Trekking and Hiking & Mountains
  • Accommodation Guest House & Hotel
  • Transport Flight & Private Vehicle
  • Age Range 10-75 yrs
  • Operated in English, Nepali
days12 From US$ 1,400 View Tour
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  • Jun 16
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Everest Base Camp Trek

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Nosotros grupo de 5 viajeros tuvimos oportunidad realizar trekking al campo base del Everest. Fue u ...
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  • Activities Trekking and Hiking
  • Accommodation Hotel & Guest House
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  • Age Range 10-79 yrs
  • Operated in English
days15 From US$ 1,270 View Tour
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  • Jun 22
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Everest Base Camp Trek

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Wow! What a beautiful adventure as we trekked to Annapurna Base Camp. Our guide was so friendly and ...
  • Tour Type Private Tour
  • Activities Trekking and Hiking
  • Accommodation Guest House, Hotel & Camping
  • Transport Flight
  • Age Range 8-80 yrs
  • Operated in English
days12 From US$ 1,260 View Tour
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  • Jun 16
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Everest Base Camp & Annapurna Circuit Trek

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30 day trekking and hiking tour through Kathmandu, Phakding, Ngadi and 21 other destinations in Nepal. Read More
  • Tour Type Small Group Tour
  • Activities Trekking and Hiking & Walking tours
  • Accommodation Hotel & Guest House
  • Transport Flight & 4WD Jeep
  • Age Range 16-99 yrs
  • Operated in English
days30 From US$ 3,305 View Tour
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10 Day Everest Base Camp Trek with Chopper Return

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Our 10-day Everest Base Camp trek with helicopter return was an experience of a lifetime! The itiner ...
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  • Activities Trekking and Hiking & Adventure +1 more
  • Accommodation Guest House & Hotel
  • Transport Flight, Private Vehicle & Helicopter
  • Age Range 5-79 yrs
  • Operated in English
days10 From US$ 2,290 View Tour
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  • Jun 16
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Everest Base Camp Trekking

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Embarking on the Everest Base Camp trek with this tour operator and their guide Mindu was nothing sh ...
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  • Activities Trekking and Hiking & Mountains
  • Accommodation Guest House, Hotel & Tent
  • Transport Flight & Private Vehicle
  • Age Range 5-90 yrs
  • Operated in English
days14 From US$ 1,250 View Tour
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  • Jun 16
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Everest Base Camp Trek in Comfort

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This would have to be the best trip I have done so far, it blew my mind away. Binod, Gobina
  • Tour Type Small Group Tour
  • Activities Trekking and Hiking
  • Accommodation Camping, Hotel, Eco Lodge & Guest House
  • Transport Flight & Bus
  • Age Range 18-99 yrs
  • Operated in English
days17 From US$ 2,860 View Tour
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Short Everest Base Camp Trek

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This tour was an awesome experience! Subash who owns a local tour company helped to make sure every ...
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  • Activities Trekking and Hiking & Adventure
  • Accommodation Hotel & Guest House
  • Transport Private Vehicle & Flight
  • Age Range 12-79 yrs
  • Operated in English
days10 From US$ 1,400 View Tour
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  • Jun 16
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Everest Base Camp Trek

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100 % Recomendable, hicimos la travesía en Mayo 2022 y fue increíble, un viaje con un equipo geni ...
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  • Accommodation Hotel & Guest House
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  • Age Range 10-79 yrs
  • Operated in English, Nepali
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  • Jun 20
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Everest Base Camp Trek

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We had a wonderful time in Nepal. We did an Everest base camp trek in early January with this travel
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  • Age Range 5-85 yrs
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Everest Circuit & the Cho La in Comfort

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Very well organized trip. Great time , great Tout leader and crew!
  • Tour Type Small Group Tour
  • Activities Trekking and Hiking
  • Accommodation Lodge, Eco Lodge, Camping & Hotel
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  • Age Range 18-99 yrs
  • Operated in English
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5 - Excellent
  • György Lovász
“We have travelled with Mr Subedi's company before. We were very satisfied from the first moment. Fast communication excellent cooperation. We met in person after arrival. The tour was wonderful. Unforgettable memory. It was also due to the fact that our guide Chandra prepared everything for us and took care of us. If you are looking for trekking to Nepal look for them. You will not be disappointed. György from Hungary”
They were exceptional.
5 - Excellent
  • Vikram Mann
“Great lead guides. They have outstanding knowledge of the Everest base camp trek. They were exceptional in ensuring all were served food and drinks and even carried bags if some of us went sick. I was quite sick and they did outstanding work to help me!”
Awesome guide, excellent tour company and amazing trek!
5 - Excellent
  • Sarah Steger
“We had an amazing time on the 11 day Everest Base Camp trek with this tour company. It was very well organised and our guide Razz was amazing and super fun and friendly and extremely knowledgeable. I highly recommend him as a guide and his excellent tour company. They made us feel like family and were our biggest supporters from the start of the hike all the way to the end.”

Everest Base Camp Trek - Overview

A Domestic Yak on the Everest Base Camp trek.
Get amazing views of snow-covered mountains and the wildlife on your trek.
One of the many suspension bridges on the Everest Base Camp Trail.
Cross suspension bridges lined with Buddhist prayer flags during your trek.
A trekker getting close to Everest Base Camp.
Get the experience of walking on the clouds on treks in the Everest Region.
Everest Base Camp with its many tents.
Stay at camps as you acclimatize your body during the trek.

The trek to EBC is scenic and offers ever-changing Himalayan scenery through forests, hills and quaint villages. A great sense of anticipation builds as you trek up the Khumbu Valley, passing through intriguing Sherpa villages and Tibetan monasteries, all towered over by some of the highest and most stunningly beautiful mountains in the world. In the evenings, you will be rewarded with delicious Nepalese cuisine around the dining room fire while sipping Sherpa tea and conversing with other like-minded travelers.

Besides the superlative Mount Everest, some other prominent peaks visible during the Everest Base Camp trek include Lhotse (8501m), Makalu (8463m), Cho Oyu (8153m), and Ama Dablam (6856m).

Everest Base Camp Trek - Trek Facts

Trek difficulty: 

Moderate to difficult
Trek duration: 12 days is the most common duration but can be anywhere from 8 days to 25 days.
Popularity: Very popular trek but in some quite remote areas.
Max altitude: 5,644m, Kala Patthar
Accommodation:  Accommodation ranges from basic tea houses & lodges to moderately priced lodges to high-end lodges/hotels in a few select locations on the EBC trekking trail. High-end accommodations are available in Lukla, Monjo, Namche and Pangboche and are offered by either Summit Lodges and/or Yeti Mountain Homes
Best season:  March–May and September–November
Transport to/from trek Flight to the village of Lukla (2,860m) from Manthali Airport in Ramechhap during the high season (March to May and September to November) due to high air traffic. In other months, the flights are regularly operated from Kathmandu Airport. Also accessible by taking a bus to Shivalaya and then a few days of trekking up to Lukla
Required permits:
  1. Khumbu Pasang Lhamu Rural Municipality Entrance Permit
  2. Trekkers' Information Management System (TIMS) Card
  3. Sagarmatha National Park Permit
  4. Gaurishankar Conservation Area Project Entry Permit is also required if you are doing the trek from Jiri
    No restrictive permits are required

 

Everest Base Camp map shows the trek route, and start and end location based on a standard itinerary.
Everest Base Camp trek map.

Everest Base Camp Trek - Itinerary

On the Everest trail, not far from Namche Bazar, with a view towards the beautiful Mt Amadablam.
Discover Buddhist landmarks on the Everest Base Camp trail.

You can complete an Everest Base Camp trek in 2 weeks. But if you don’t have much time, you can go for a short Everest Base Camp trek of under 10 days. The standard trekking itinerary for the Everest Base Camp Trek is 12 days long. However, it may vary slightly depending on the trekking agency you choose to go with:

Day 1 Flight to Lukla and trek to Phakding (2,650m)
Day 2 Phakding - Namche Bazaar (3,440m)
Day 3 Acclimatization day at Namche Bazaar
Day 4 Namche - Tengboche (3,860m)
Day 5 Tengboche - Dingboche (4,360m)
Day 6 Acclimatization day at Dingboche
Day 7 Dingboche - Lobuche (4,940m)
Day 8 Lobuche - Gorakshep (5,150m), then to Everest Base Camp (5,364m), and back to Gorakshep
Day 9 Gorakshep - Kala Patthar (5,643m) - Pheriche (4,280m)
Day 10 Pheriche - Namche (3,440m)
Day 11 Namche - Phakding - Lukla (2,860m)
Day 12 Flight from Lukla - Kathmandu

Alternate Routes:

  • Option 1: Although the EBC trek is the most well-known of all the treks in Nepal, there are other alternative treks that you can take. A popular choice is the shorter Everest Panorama Trek, which can be completed in 8 days. You will get to see Mount Everest and the surrounding peaks, but the Base Camp itself is not part of this trekking route. The maximum altitude on this trek is normally around 3,860 meters, as the itinerary's highest point is normally Tengboche.
  • Option 2: Another option is the Gokyo Trek, which takes 12 days to complete and offers views of Everest and nearby peaks, Gokyo Lake, and the longest glacier in Nepal - Ngozumpa Glacier. You also have the option to combine the Everest Base Camp Trek with the Gokyo Trek for a 15-day trip.
  • Option 3: A third alternative is the combined Everest Base Camp and Gokyo Trek, which takes 15 days. This trek is highly recommended, as you will see the amazing and pristine Gokyo region as well as Everest Base Camp.
  • Option 4: Finally, if you have 16 days available or more, you can do the amazing Everest Base Camp 3 Passes Trek, crossing the 3 passes, Kong Ma La Pass, Cho La Pass, and Renjo La Pass, each of them above 5,000 meters.
A view of Namche Bazar, the capital of the Everest region, just before the sun sets.
Namche Bazaar is famous for its homemade yak cheese and butter.

Everest Base Camp - Safety considerations

Please note the following safety considerations for the Everest Base Camp trek:

  • This is a high-altitude trek, and therefore, careful acclimatization is needed. Acclimatization days are required during the trek to avoid altitude sickness.
  • Temperatures regularly drop below freezing around EBC during early spring, late autumn, and winter. Please ensure you have the proper gear and clothing for the time of the year.

Check out our guide to find out the best time to trek to Everest Base Camp.

Everest Base Camp Trek - Questions and Answers

  • How long is the trek to Everest Base Camp?

    The Everest Base Camp trek is a 129 km round trip that starts from and ends in Lukla, where most people fly in from Kathmandu. It takes most travelers between eleven and 14 days to complete this journey, with the average duration being 12 days, of which it takes around eight days to trek from Lukla to the base camp. The return journey, which normally takes four days, is downhill.

    We also recommend adding buffer periods of a day or two before and after your trek. You may need a couple of days in Kathmandu to shop for trekking gear and meet up with the tour guide to discuss the trek. The buffer period at the end of the trek is recommended because there is always a good chance of Lukla flights getting delayed due to bad weather. This means that the duration of your entire trip will be between 14 and 16 days. 

  • What is it like to trek to the Everest Base Camp?

    Trekking to Everest Base Camp is truly a once-in-a-lifetime experience. Consistently voted as one of the best treks in the world, the entire journey is picturesque and features a variety of scenery. 

    However, the breathtaking landscapes that you encounter along the way are just part of the adventure. The tea houses and village lodgings where you stay offer a chance to experience local life and interact with the Sherpa people, making this journey a cultural experience. Some might find the trek to be highly demanding, but beautiful landscape and cultural interactions make it well worth it!

  • How much does the Everest Base Camp trek cost?

    The price depends on the tour company you book with. But most tour operators charge between USD 700 and USD 1,500 for a trip to the base camp and back. There is also an option for a one-way hiking trip with a helicopter flight back to Kathmandu. This is significantly more expensive, though, at around USD 2,500 to USD 3,000 per person. Another option is a luxury EBC trip with comfier accommodation and more rest days. These tours can also go up to USD 3,000 per person. Check out our guide on how much it costs to trek to Everest Base Camp to find out more.

  • What is the average temperature at Everest Base Camp?

    Topographically speaking, Everest Base Camp is called a ‘mountain plateau’, which essentially means that it is cold throughout the entire year. However, temperatures do vary from month to month. The months of December and January are the harshest, with average temperatures of around -10°C. The weather is a bit warmer in spring and fall, often reaching 15°C during the day, although nights are still very chilly. Summers can see daytime highs of 22°C and an average nighttime temperature of 4°C. But since the monsoon coincides with warmer months, rainfalls are prevalent even in the mountains. For more information, here is our guide on trekking seasons in Nepal.

  • Where is Mount Everest Base Camp?

    The Everest Base Camp sits at the foot of the Khumbu Glacier in Nepal, close to the border with China. The trek to the base camp takes you past highland hamlets as well as the de facto Sherpa capital, Namche Bazaar. The Everest Base Camp on the Nepali side is also called the ‘south base camp’, which is more popular and distinct than the ‘north base camp’ in Tibet, China. The latter has been closed to travelers since February 2019.