- duration 12 days
- tour type Private
- minimum participants 2
- age requirement 10+ years old
- guiding method Live Guide/Instructor
- Maximum altitude 5364 meters
- Everest Base Camp
- Tengboche Moanstery
- Lukla Airport & Namche Bazar
This alluring journey takes you to an out-of-the-world experience trekking through the remote Himalayas to Everest Base Camp, which stands at an elevation of 5364m at lies in the lap of mighty Mt. Everest, rising high above the world at the height of 8848m.
To reach the starting destination of the trek, we will take a small-plane mountain flight to Lukla, where you can enjoy the views and the excitement of the ride. From Lukla, the trek heads towards base camp and beyond, passing through valleys, remote villages, forests and alpine landscapes; all under a backdrop of stunning mountains. Experience the raw beauty of Everest and what it is like to trek in the Himalayas!
Day 1: Flight from Kathmandu to Lukla, trek to Phakding
Day 2: Trek from Phakding to Namche Bazaar
Day 3: Namche Bazar for acclimatization.
Day 4: Trek from Namche Bazaar to Tengboche (3867 m)
Day 5: Trek from Tengboche to Dingboche (4260m)
Day 6: Rest at Dingboche for acclimatization
Day 7: Trek from Dingboche to Lobuche (4930m)
Day 8: Trek from Lobuche to Gorakshep & Everest Base Camp
Day 9: Trek from Gorak Shep to Kalapatthar & back to Pangboche
Day 10: Trek from-Pangboche-Tengboche
Day 11: Trek from Namche Bazaar- Lukla (2800m)
Day 12: Fly from Lukla-Kathmandu
- Best available guest house during the trek as per the itinerary
- A local government licensed English speaking Guide during the trek.
- TIMS Permit & National Park permit.
- Down Jacket, sleeping bag and duffel bag and First aid kits.
- Domestic airfare (Kathmandu/Ramechhap- Lukla- Ramechhap/Kathmandu) and airport tax.
- All required ground transportation as per the itinerary.
- Airport pickup and drop-off
- Single Supliment
- Your travel insurance
- Tips for trekking staff.
- Any others expenses which are not mentioned on Product Includes section.
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Free cancellation up to 60 days prior departure, after which the deposit becomes non-refundable.Other Practical InformationTrek Equipment Checklist. Comfortable hiking boots. Make sure they are tried and tested before you go. Warm super down sleeping bag (temperature up to 15 degree Celsius). Lightweight trainers/shoes for wear in lodges. Waterproof/windproof jacket. Waterproof/windproof trousers. Fleece jacket. Down jacket. Fleece/sweater Lightweight fleece or wool vests. Long and shortsleeved shirt or Tshirt. Warm hiking trousers with inside fleece layers. Warm hat (can be purchased in Kathmandu for a couple of pounds). sun hat. 3/4 pairs good quality walking socks. Warm gloves . Large rucksack or Duffel bag. (55 to 70 liters) Day sack. (25 to 40 liters) Sunglasses. Lip balm preferably with sun bloc. High factor suncream. Ear plugs. Head torch/torch and spare batteries. 2 water bottles (1 liter each). Water purification kit. (On trek is suggested to drink 3–4 liters of fluids each day) Toiletries. Undergarments Small hand towel. (Do not bring large towel. They are bulky and heavy) Toilet paper. (You can buy poor quality paper along the route) Non essential but recommended gear list: Sleeping bag liner. Walking or hiking pole(s). Lightweight windproof jacket. Neck warmer. Wet wipes Safety pins. (For attaching wet washing to rucksack to dry while trekking) Shorts. Camera. (Can recharge batteries for a small cost in lodges) Binoculars. Book/games/cards etc. Travel diary. Hand cleansing gel. Aftersun/moisturizer. FAQs: Q- I’ve never trekked before. Can I do this trek? A- As long as you are reasonably fit, mentally prepared and can walk for 6-7-hours a day then no matter who you are and what your background is, a bit of training may be necessary, but even that is not 100% essential for most. Q- How many miles do you walk each day? A- It is about 40 miles from Lukla to EBC and it should take a minimum of eight days including 2 acclimatizing day. In average you walk around 4-7 miles per day while going up and 8-12 miles while coming down. Q- Is there battery charging facility? A-The teahouses have charging ability via their solar panels but if it has been cloudy for several days, there may not be enough reserves to charge barratries for your camera, and thus it is better to have an extra battery. Teahouses usually charge for it - maybe a 300-500 rupees per hour. Many people want to charge their batteries so try to plug your stuff in as soon as you arrive. Q- Can I do laundry on the trek? A-Yes, you can. You can take this service with guest house. This will not be by machine, it will be by hand. Or, you can do your own laundry in a bucket. Q- Is there bottled water on the Everest base camp trek? A- Yes, there's bottled water from Lukla all the way up to base camp. But, the price goes up the higher you go. One liter bottle of water cost start around 70 rupees and at base camp cost well over 300 (around $3). A budget solution to this is to use water treatment solution or use water purifier tablets. Some purification tabs and drops make the water taste weird. Please be aware of that too. Buying boiled water can be a solution to save money from expensive bottled water but make sure if water was fully boiled or not before you buy. Q- Is there age limit for Everest Base Camp Trek? A-There isn't any official age limit saying you can and cannot trek to Everest Base Camp. Q- How difficult is the Everest Base Camp Trek? A- In terms of terrain there are no ropes needed and no ice picks needed. There is no vertical climbing involved. The ground is not paved. It is rough, rocky and gravel strewn. Most of the trek involves long paths that go up and then down. People with weak ankles should take caution. Depending on the time of year you go there can also be snow and ice in the trails. There are some boulders that need climbing, but you can also walk around many. Q- Can children go on the Everest Base Camp trek? A- Yes is the general rule. It's advisable that your child is reasonable and able to understand and follow instructions immediately. Your child should be mature enough to recognize altitude sickness symptoms.
What is the weather going to be like when I travel to Everest Base Camp?
The weather in Nepal varies by season. For example, November to January is the dry season with sunny days, clear skies and usually no rain. However, on Everest Base Camp, the temperatures at this altitude will be cold, particularly at night. February to May and September to October is the most popular time to travel to EBC, with usually fairly dry and stable weather, although there may be the occasional shower. June to August is monsoon season in Nepal, but once you pass 3,000 meters altitude there is less and less rain. Check out our guide on the best time to visit Nepal for more on specific monthly climate and seasons.
How much money do I need to bring with me?
Your personal budget obviously depends on your spending habits and what is included in your trip cost. If accommodation is included, but meals are not, we would suggest that you bring around 30 USD per day per person for meals. Having a hot shower or charging your device sometimes costs extra. There are also sometimes small crafts/souvenirs to buy along the trekking route which you may want to bring extra money for. Also, consider whether you would be staying in Kathmandu or Pokhara before or after your trek.
- Are there bag weight restrictions for the small aircraft flight from Kathmandu to Lukla?
How much should my backpack weigh?
A properly packed backpack (not including your day pack) should ideally not weigh more than 13 kg. It is also important to note that if you are taking a flight to the start of your trek, many smaller aircraft have weight restrictions. For example, if you are flying from Kathmandu to Lukla, you are only allowed 10kg of checked luggage, and 5 kg of hand baggage. Thus, in case of a small flight, you should ideally pack a 10 kg backpack for checked luggage, and then add 5 kg in your hand baggage. You can then re-shuffel the weigt once you start your trek at the trailhead.
- Do I need a porter?