- duration 11 days
- tour type Private
- age requirement 12+ years old
- guiding method Live Guide/Instructor
- Maximum altitude 5550 meters
- Trek difficulty Hard
- Follow the epic trail through the alpine region
- Pass through Sherpa valleys and learn about Buddhist culture
- See the alpine flora and fauna
- Enjoy the magnificent views of the Himalayas
The tiny airstrip of Lukla is the gateway of the trek to Everest base camp. Pass outstanding Sherpa valleys and the bustling towns of Sherpa people, Namche Bazaar and Khumjung. The trail is dominated by the rhododendron forest and some of the Himalayan fauna can be seen. The monasteries, chhortens and mani walls are common scenery along the trail of Everest base camp. The glacial moraine trail at the upper part makes the journey an adventurous one. Enjoy the views of the magnificent Himalayas.
Trekking enthusiasts find the alpine setting blissful and spiritually solacing. Acclimatization comes as a part of the Everest base camp trek to avoid altitude sickness.
The best seasons for the Everest base camp trek are March to May and September to November.
Day 1: Fly to Lukla, trek to Phakding (2,651m)
Day 2: Phakding to Namche Bazaar (3,438m/11,280 ft): 11km
Day 3: Acclimatization day in Namche Bazaar: (3,440m/11,284ft)
Day 4: Namche Bazaar to Tengboche (3,870m/12,694ft): 10km
Day 5: Tengboche to Dingboche (4,360 m/14,300 ft): 9km
Day 6: Dingboche to Lobuche (4940 m/16,207 ft): 4km
Day 7: Lobuche to Gorak Shep (5170 m/16,961ft), visit Everest
Day 8: Gorak Shep to Kala Patthar (5,545m/18,192ft) to Pherice
Day 9: Pheriche to Namche Bazaar (3,440m/11,280 ft): 20km
Day 10: Namche Bazaar to Lukla (2,860m/9,186ft): 19km
Day 11: Fly to Kathmandu
- Airport pick-up and drop off.
- All ground transport in private vehicle.
- 2 nights accommodation with breakfast on a twin sharing basis.
- Breakfast, lunch and dinner during the trek.
- Guesthouse accommodation during the trek.
- Experienced, helpful and friendly guide.
- Round trip flight Kathmandu – Lukla and Lukla – Kathmandu including departure taxes.
- First aid medical kit.
- Sagarmatha National Park Permits fee.
- Sleeping bags and Down jackets for the trek (should be refunded after trek)
- Trekking map and trip achievement certificate.
- Trekkers' information management system (TIMS) fee.
- Government taxes and office service charge.
- International airfare to and from Kathmandu.
- Nepal entry visa: you can obtain a visa easily upon your arrival at Tribhuwan International Airport in Kathmandu.
- Beverage bills, bar bills, telephone bills and Personal expenses.
- Extra night accommodation and meals in Kathmandu because of late departure or early return from the mountain due to any reason than the scheduled itinerary.
- Travel and rescue insurance.
- Personal expenses.
- Tips for guides and porters.
- Optional trips and sightseeing if extended
- Excess baggage charges (if you have more than 10 kg of luggage, a cargo charge is around $1.5 per kg)
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Free cancellation up to 60 days prior departure, after which the deposit becomes non-refundable.
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.
Is quarantine in Nepal in effect for arriving visitors?
In response to the current Covid situation, rules for arriving visitors may change frequently and sometimes without notice. Please check the government travel pages and advisories of your home country and the official website of the Nepal Tourism board here.
- What happens if someone gets altitude sickness, does the rest of the group continue on?
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