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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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Highlights
  • 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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Exciting Nepal Treks and Expedition
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Everest Base Camp Trek Helicopter Return

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This 8-day, guided Everest Base Camp trek with helicopter return is designed for those who ... Read More
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  • Tour Type Private Tour
  • Activities Trekking
  • Age Range 12 to 79 years old
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Highlights
  • Take the less-trodden path to Everest Base Camp from Jiri.
  • Follow the footsteps of Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay.
  • Enjoy amazing mountain views from Kala Patthar.
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Alpine Club of Himalaya
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  • Ends Kathmandu, Nepal

21-Day Everest Base Camp Trek From Jiri

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Follow the footsteps of Sir Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay Sherpa on this 21-day Everest ... Read More
  • Operator Alpine Club of Himalaya Active 3 hours ago
  • Tour Type Private Tour
  • Activities Trekking
  • Age Range 12 to 79 years old
From US$ 1,899 21 days View Tour
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Apr 25
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Highlights
  • Trek to Everest Base Camp.
  • See Sherpa hamlets, towns and Buddhist monasteries.
  • Spend 5 nights in luxurious Yeti Mountain Home & 6 nights in best-available local lodges.
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Alpine Club of Himalaya
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Everest Base Camp 15 Days (Luxury Lodges)

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  • Operator Alpine Club of Himalaya Active 3 hours ago
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  • Age Range 5 to 79 years old
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Everest Base Camp trek Reviews

4.9 - Excellent Based on 1084 customer reviews
Un sogno Reviewed Tour: Everest Base Camp Trek - 12 Days
Micaela Monoscalco From Italy At
5 - Excellent
“Paesaggi mozzafiato, un’esperienza unica al mondo da fare almeno una volta nella vita! Un viaggio non per tutti, il trekking di per se non è un problema, le tappe sono giuste e le giornate di acclimatamento sono studiate per un corretto acclimatamento, ma sopra il 4500 mt cambia tutto, la mancanza di ossigeno inizia a farsi sentire, soprattutto di notte. Lo consiglio a chi ha un buon allenamento e tanto spirito di adattamento”
Awesome group and tour guides Reviewed Tour: Everest Base Camp Trek
Tom Van Duin From Netherlands At
5 - Excellent
“Upendra, Bal and team were great in helping us up the mountains. They were fun, knowledgeable and understanding, having a grrat way to manage the different levels in the group. Make sure to bring loads of wet tissues, energy bars / powder and medication against illness, as it gets harsher the higher you go. But despite the challenge and long trek days, it's a wonderful and rewarding experience. Highly recommend the trip and using Himalayan Leisure!”
Everest base camp trek Reviewed Tour: Everest Base Camp Trek
Anonymous From UK At
5 - Excellent
“Bal was an amazing guide and he got the whole group to base camp! When people started feeling a little ill he made sure it was safe for everyone to continue! Bal and the assistant guides did everything for us so we could just enjoy the trek and not worry about anything! I would totally recommend this trip! My one hang up is due to work in Kathmandu airport the company is currently flying to an airport 6 hours drive in a bus from Kathmandu, there are still later flights to Kathmandu and it maybe more enjoyable if the company to booked them!”

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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