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Everest Base Camp Trek

The trek to Everest Base Camp (EBC) is possibly the most dramatic and picturesque in the Nepalese Himalaya. Not only will you stand face to face with Mount Everest, Sagarmatha in Nepali language, at 8,848m (29,029 ft), but you will be following in the footsteps of great mountaineers like Edmund Hillary and Tenzing ... Read More

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  • Fly from Kathmandu to Lukla.
  • Trek to Everest Base Camp, the starting point for those summiting Mount Everest.
  • Fly back to Kathmandu in a helicopter from Gorakshep.
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Everest Base Camp trek Reviews

4.9 - Excellent Based on 986 customer reviews
Very Good Reviewed Tour: Everest Base Camp & Kala Patthar Trek
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4 - Very Good
“Very Good”
Everest base Camp Trek Reviewed Tour: Everest Base Camp Short Trek - 12 Days
Susant At
5 - Excellent
“Mr Sujan has arranged the best trip I could have ever asked for in Nepal. I can assure he has excellent organizing skills and experience.”
Excellent Reviewed Tour: Everest Base Camp Trek
Hector Magana From Mexico At
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The experience of a lifetime with trustworthy, kind, wonderful people Reviewed Tour: Everest Base Camp Tour
Kristin Bigness From USA At
5 - Excellent
“The trek to Everest Base Camp was breathtaking and awe-inspiring from the very first moment. Every stage of the trek had its own unique sights and sounds. From the beautiful, lush areas outside of Lukla, to the mountain meadows on the way to Dingboche, to the glacial features around Base Camp. I will never forget it, and I highly recommend it! It's the experience of a lifetime!”
AMAZING EXPERIENCE Reviewed Tour: Everest Base Camp Leisurely Trek (16 Days)
Adem From England At
5 - Excellent
“Truly an unforgettable and amazing experience. Got so lucky with weather and Himalayan Leisure went above and beyond to organize our trip and get us successfully up the mountain and standing at EBC. Jitendra , our guide, was so friendly and helpful and even when I got altitude sickness, I felt comfortable and safe.””
Amazing trek to EBC Reviewed Tour: Everest Base Camp Leisurely Trek (16 Days)
Ryan From Australia At
5 - Excellent
“I absolutely loved it. Our guide karma and his assistant Lakpa were excellent. They always make sure you are ok and the organisation was super. Had such a good time. Will never forget this experience.””
EBC trek Reviewed Tour: Everest base camp Trek
Charlie At
5 - Excellent
“Absolutely beautiful trek with an extremely helpful and kind guide. Everything was set when I arrived, I did not need to plan anything, so i was able to completely enjoy my time in the Himalayas!”
Unforgettable trip in freezing cold!!! So much fun!! Reviewed Tour: Everest Base Camp Trek
Alexandra Blake From Australia At
5 - Excellent
“Had the best time trekking to EBC.
Choosing to go in winter was a big decision for two Queenslanders but I would recommend the off season to everyone! The tracks were empty, the teahouses had plenty of room and the snow makes the hot chocolates taste even better ;)
GET A PORTER. Not only does it help the Nepalese economy it also ensures you don't have that extra challenge when fighting the altitude and you actually enjoy the journey each day rather than trying to hurry to the destination. We are both very fit young girls so carrying the bags would have been fine but we really think we enjoyed the trip a lot more than those who choose to not hire a porter. Yes it's expensive but this is a once in a lifetime trip so ensure you do it all right!”

Everest Base Camp Trek - Overview

The trek to Everest Base Camp (EBC) is possibly the most dramatic and picturesque in the Nepalese Himalaya. Not only will you stand face to face with Mount Everest, Sagarmatha in Nepali language, at 8,848m (29,029 ft), but you will be following in the footsteps of great mountaineers like Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay.

A Domestic Yak on the Everest Base Camp Trek
A domestic Himalayan Yak, not far from Everest Base Camp, with Mt. Nuptse in the background,
One of many suspension bridges on the Everest Base Camp Trail
One of the many wired suspension bridges on the Everest Base Camp Trek
A trekker getting close to Everest Base Camp
A trekker getting close to Everest Base Camp with Mt. Everest and its 8850 meters looming in the background.
Everest Base Camp with its many tents
A view towards Everest Base Camp, where climbers are acclimatising, and waiting to make their way to the next camp up Mt Everest.

The trek 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, Tibetan monasteries, all towered over by some of highest and most stunningly beautiful mountains of 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 trek include Lhotse (8501m), Makalu (8463m), Cho Oyu (8153m), and Ama Dablam (6856m).

Everest Base Camp - Trek Facts

Trek Difficulty: 

 Level 3 - Medium
Trek Duration:  12 days
Remoteness:  Remote but a busy and well-serviced trekking trail
Max Altitude:  5364m at EBC and 5643m at the Kala Patthar viewpoint
Accommodation:  Basic teahouses / Moderately-priced lodges / Fancy guesthouses and Hotels
Best season:   Mar-May, Oct-Nov
Transport To/From Trek  Flight to the town of Lukla (2860m); also accessible by taking a bus to Shivalaya and then a few days of trekking up to Lukla.
Required permits:
  1. Trekkers' Information Management System (TIMS) Card
  2. Sagarmatha National Park Permit
  3. No restrictive permits are required for the EBC trek
EBC map
Everest Base Camp trek map

Everest Base Camp Trek - Itinerary

View from the Everest trail with Mt Amadablam
On the Everest trail, not far from Namche Bazar, with a view towards the beautiful Mt Amadablam

The standard 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: Acclimization day at Namche Bazaar
  • Day 4: Namche - Tengboche (3,860m)
  • Day 5: Tengboche - Dingboche (4,360m)
  • Day 6: Dingboche - Dughl (4,600m)
  • Day 7: Dughl - 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 Everest Base Camp 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.
  • 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 both 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. 
Namche Bazar, the capital of the Everest Region
A view of Namche Bazar, the capital of the Everest region, just before the sun sets.

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 that you have the proper gear and clothing for the time of the year.
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