Everest Base Camp Trek: 12 Days

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  • Booking Type Instant booking
  • duration 12 days
  • tour type Private
  • minimum participants 2
  • age requirement 12-79 yrs
  • max group size 12
  • guiding method Fully guided
  • Tour Code BM-23733
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  • Starts Kathmandu, Nepal
  • Ends Kathmandu, Nepal
  • Tick Everest Base Camp off your bucket list
  • Enjoy your journey through one of the most popular trekking routes in the world
  • See the mighty Himalayas
  • Observe Sherpa buddhist culture from up close
This classic trek takes you up and down the main trekking route in the heart of the Solukhumbu. While there are many other stunning areas in the Khumbu, if your main goal is to reach Everest Base Camp, this is the trek for you. You'll get amazing mountains views and a great experience of being high up in the Himalaya.

This high-altitude trek through Sherpa country brings you to the base of the world's tallest peak. You'll pass hilltop monasteries, Himalayan market towns, and craggy peaks as you follow in the footsteps of famous mountaineers—eventually making your way to the iconic starting point for all Everest expeditions.

The trek to Everest Base Camp is the majestic walk in the land of the Himalayas. Trekking through the Everest region offers surprising and hidden mountain views, and opportunities to get a glimpse into the culture and lifestyle of The Sherpa (World Famous Mountain climbers). This trek submerges you in the unique natural beauty and cultural heritage of the region. The adventure can definitely be for a lifetime experience. Discover a land where the people and the environment are as stagnant as the mighty Himalayas. This trek is not only famous just because of the world’s highest mountain but also for its villages, local inhabitants, and their unique culture and for the colorful festivals.

The Everest Base Camp route is dotted with local teahouses where most trekkers spend the night.

Take this opportunity to witness the lofty Himalayas, traverse snowy valleys and lush highland jungles during this guided, 12-day trek to Everest Base Camp. Get the chance to learn more about Sherpa culture along the way. The tour starts with a flight from Kathmandu/Ramechhap to airport in Lukla.

Start trekking after that. Continue your journey through Phakding, Namche Bazaar, Pangboche, Dingboche, Chhukung, and Lobuche to reach Gorakshep, the last destination before the base camp. Reach Everest Base Camp and see some of the highest mountains in the world right in front of you. Climb Kala Patthar a 360-degree view of the Himalayas.

Take the trail back to Lukla and Flight back to Ramechhap/Kathmandu. This tour comes to an end after we have dropped you off at your hotel in the city. Please note that meals are not included in the tour price. We suggest you budget USD 300 to USD 350 per person for meals during the trek.
  • Day 1: Flight to Lukla (flight) & trek to Phakding (2610 m)
  • Day 2: Phakding – Namche (3440 m)
  • Day 3: Namche Bazaar acclimatization
  • Day 4: Namche – Phorche (3800 m)
  • Day 5: Phorche – Dingboche (4410 m)
  • Day 6: Acclimatization day in Dingboche: Hike to Chukhung Ri (5550m)
  • Day 7: Dingboche – Lobuche (4910m)
  • Day 8: Lobuche to EBC (5,365 m) & Back to Gorakshep (5,180 m)
  • Day 9: Gorakshep to Kalapatthar & Trek Down to Pheriche
  • Day 10: Pheriche – Namche
  • Day 11: Namche – Lukla
  • Day 12: Lukla – Ramechhap/Kathmandu (flight)
  • All land transportation, Hotel Pick up and drop off to airport, vice versa by private vehicle based on the above-mentioned program.
  • Kathmandu/Ramechhap - Lukla - Ramechhap/Kathmandu domestic airline tickets, including all airline taxes and fuel surcharges
  • Accommodation in tea houses / lodges along the trek as per the itinerary
  • A professional, English-speaking trekking guide with meals, accommodation, salary and insurance
  • Sagarmatha National Park entrance permits
  • Trekkers Information Management System (TIMS) registration card (two passport-sized photos required)
  • Necessary paper works, all government and local taxes
  • Provided on request: Jackets, sleeping bags and duffel bags (to be returned after the trek is over) and extra cost per day USD 2 each apply
  • In the worst case scenario, we will help you with rescue and medical evacuation arrangements
  • All government and local taxes
  • A first aid kit and an oximeter. In a worst case scenario, arrangements of an emergency helicopter evacuation service (to be paid for by your travel insurance)
OPTIONAL ADDONS (Available during check-out)
  • Porter service
  • Helicopter flight to Ktm-Lukla
  • Hotel Upgrade in Yeti Mountain
  • All Food, Drinks and Beverage during the trek (budget around USD 300 to USD 350 per person)
  • Airport transfers for International arrival and departure flights
  • Tips for guide & porter
  • Expenses that are personal in nature like hot water and drinking water, telephone, internet, laundry, etc
  • Extras cost for upgrading rooms and services at hotels if/when applicable.
  • Donation in temples, schools, monasteries, etc.
  • Personal Hiking gear, personal kits.
  • Travel Insurance.
  • Emergency rescue evacuation insurance of any kind.
  • Costs arising from natural calamities, mishaps or anything beyond our control. Your booking is non-refundable and non-transferable if you leave the trek voluntarily
  • Porter service (optional)
  • Any other items not specified in the package.
5 - Excellent
Based on 18 reviews
  • Anonymous
  • On Dec 19 2022
5 - Excellent
Spectacular EBC
We had a blast going to EBC base camp last september. Me and friends booked our trip via this local travel specialist and they organized the whole trip so well. Guides and porters we also very cheerful and always smiling. We... Read more
  • Anonymous
  • On Dec 14 2022
5 - Excellent
The overall experience to EBC was great. Very professional agency and staffs. I'll come next year again for another trek. I haven't decided which one yet but Nepal is surely a very beautiful country with many destinations to... Read more
  • Anonymous
  • On Dec 05 2022
5 - Excellent
A fantastic trip.
At first i felt this trek was too tough for me to do. It had long been in my bucket list so i somehow managed to collect all my thoughts and booked the trip. They provided us a fun guide and porters who created such a comfortable... Read more
  • Iwan Derk
  • On Nov 30 2022
5 - Excellent
Warm Memories
I trekked the base camp trail in the last September and it was truly a mesmerizing experience. The views, the weather, the environment everything were literally amazing. The guides and porters were very friendly and entertaining.... Read more
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Other Practical InformationRecommended trekking gear: During any trek in Nepal, you will experience a wide range of temperatures and weather conditions. The equipment you bring must function well in a wide variety of conditions. Your clothing should be lightweight, warm, dry quickly, and allow good freedom and movement. Please take the time to choose your clothing and equipment carefully, it may make the difference between a comfortable and successful trip and one which could have been more enjoyable. Clothing Lightweight hiking boots If you are using a new pair of boots you should work them in to avoid suffering from blisters. Spare laces are also good to bring. Pair of track shoes/sandals These are necessary at night to let your boots dry if they are wet, and also to allow your feet to breathe. Sandals are great for wearing in the camps and towns. Warm jacket A fiberfill or down jacket is easy to pack and keeps the body warm during cold days and nights at high elevation. Rain jacket/Poncho A guaranteed waterproof, hooded jacket is essential. Heavyweight and lightweight trousers Heavyweight trousers are useful in the morning and at night when you are high up in the mountains. Having an extra pair of light trousers can be handy. Also, rain trousers are practical. Loosefitting, long shorts/skirts A couple of pairs of these are easy to pack and comfortable to wear. •Lightweight, long sleeve and short sleeve shirts A long sleeve shirt is suitable for protection against the sun while trekking. Wool hat and gloves During the winter season these are a definite necessity for cold mornings and nights. Thin and thick woolen socks A couple of pairs of each will suit you for all conditions. Underwear: A normal quantity. Also, swimming wear is useful. Thermal underwear: These are optional but ideal to sleep in during the night. In the winter season, they are highly recommended. Accessories and equipment Backpack/duffle bag: You will need a bag with good back support and space to carry all of your trekking gear. A rain cover for your bag is very useful to have. Small backpack/bag You can use this to carry all of your personal equipment and daily needs. Sunglasses/snow glasses: These are great not only for protecting your eyes from the sun and snow, but also from wind and dusty trails. Plastic bags 24 large plastic bags are great for separating dirty or wet clothing. 810 small bags can be used to dispose of garbage. Toiletries Toilet paper and Kleenex can be hard to find as you get high up into the mountains. You can also bring hankies. Small headlamp/torch Spare batteries and bulbs are necessary as well as lighters and candles. Other useful accessories: First Aid kit, trekking map, pocket knife, binoculars, reading materials, games (cards etc;), notebook, pen and pencils etc; FAQs: Q: I have never done trekking before. Is this trek suitable for me? A: As long as you are reasonably fit, mentally prepared, and can walk for 6-7-hours a day then you should be able to successfully complete this trekking. Q: How long do we walk each day? A: The approximate duration of each day is specified in the program. On the rest days, you have the option to hike around the village or hike to optional places, or you can take a full rest during that day. Q: Are there charging possibilities for mobile phones, cameras and other electronic equipment available? A: The teahouses have charging possibilities via their solar panels. Please note, if it has been cloudy for a period of time, backup batteries might run out of power. The guesthouses usually charge between 300-500 rupees per hour. Q: Is there a laundry service available? A: Yes. Your guesthouse will provide this service. Please note that laundry will be done by hand. You can also decide to 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 a water treatment solutions 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 an 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. However, we recommend children to be at least 12 years old. 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 down. People with weak ankles should take caution. Q: Is this trek accessible for children?? A: Yes, it is. It's advisable that the child is reasonable and able to understand and follow instructions immediately. Your child should be mature enough to recognize altitude sickness symptoms.
QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS Find answers to the most frequently asked questions about this tour.
  • What is the required budget for a trip to Nepal?

    How much you spend in Nepal is largely decided by things you want to do in the country. A 5-day trekking trip in Nepal can start from as little at USD 400 per person. A weekend-long safari in Chitwan National Park is available at less than USD 200.

    On average, seven days in Nepal with accommodation and some or all meals included costs anywhere between USD 700 to USD 1500 per person. Good rooms at hotels in Nepal range from USD 25 to over USD 150 per person, per night, while around USD 1.5 a day can buy you three meals in decent restaurants. 

  • Is Asia open for tourists?

    Despite the initial fears of the Covid-19 pandemic, most Asian countries have managed to mitigate its effects. As such, many popular destinations throughout the continent are currently open for travelers with precautionary measures like mandatory vaccinations. A few countries, however, require newly arrived travelers to spend a couple of days in quarantine.

    As of February 2022, countries like Thailand, Laos, and Cambodia are officially open for vaccinated tourists without the need for quarantine. Meanwhile, India and Indonesia are two of the countries that may require you to quarantine for up to a week on arrival. However, Japan, Vietnam, and Myanmar are yet to open their doors to visitors.


  • 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.

  • How much will a trip to Nepal cost?

    How much you spend in Nepal is largely decided by things you want to do in the country. A 5-day trekking trip in Nepal can start from as little at USD 400 per person. A weekend-long safari in Chitwan National Park is available at less than USD 200.

    On average, seven days in Nepal with accommodation and some or all meals included costs anywhere between USD 700 to USD 1500 per person. Good rooms at hotels in Nepal range from USD 25 to over USD 150 per person, per night, while around USD 1.5 a day can buy you three meals in decent restaurants. 

If you have any question about this tour or need help with planning a trip, please do not hesitate to get in touch with us. We're ready to help.
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