- duration 14 days
- tour type Private
- minimum participants 2
- age requirement 8+ years old
- guiding method Live Guide/Instructor
- Maximum altitude 5545 meters
- Gaze at the sun setting over the Himalayas from Kala Patthar (5,545 m)
- Reach where legendary climbers stood before summiting the world’s highest mountain
- Let the sight of Khumbu Glacier and Khumbu Icefall take your breath away
- Visit the famous market town of Namche Bazaar
Your trek begins with a short, visually stunning, hair-raising flight to Lukla Airport from Kathmandu. The highest point of the trek is Kala Patthar, from where you will get to see your best views of Everest and the surrounding mountains.
Throughout this trek, the scenery changes from alpine forests, Sherpa villages and raging rivers to rough trails of glacial debris and 360-degree panoramic views of mountains with names such as Nuptse, Lhotse and Ama Dablam.
However, there is more to this trek than just thin air and amazing scenery. Even without the Buddhist prayer flags that adorn the trail at places, chortens, pious Sherpa people with their prayer wheels and the imposing Tengboche Monastery, this region still oozes with spirituality.
For more details, please go through the itinerary below.
Day 1: Kathmandu arrival
Day 2: Kathmandu to Lukla flight & trek to Phakding (2651 m)
Day 3: Phakding – Namche Bazaar (3,440 m)
Day 4: Namche Bazaar acclimatization day
Day 5: Namche – Tengboche (3,956 m)
Day 6: Tengboche – Dingboche (4,380 m)
Day 7: Acclimatization day in Dingboche
Day 8: Dingboche – Lobuche (4,938 m)
Day 9: Lobuche – Gorakshep (5,160 m) – Everest Base Camp
Day 10: Gorakshep – Kala Patthar (5,545 m) – Pheriche (4,288 m)
Day 11: Pheriche to Namche (3,440 m)
Day 12: Namche – Lukla (2,860 m)
Day 13: Lukla – Kathmandu (1,300 m)
Day 14: Kathmandu departure
- Pickup and drop-off transfers. Transfers for domestic flight as per the itinerary
- 12 breakfast, 11 lunch and 11 dinner while on the trek. 1 farewell dinner in Kathmandu
- 2 nights’ accommodation in Kathmandu. 11 nights’ accommodation in mountain teahouses
- Kathmandu - Lukla - Kathmandu flight tickets
- Sagarmatha National Park entry fees and other permits
- An experienced, English-speaking trekking guide for 12 days
- A porter for 11 days
- A trekking map
- A medical kit box to be carried by your guide/ team leader
- An assistant guide for groups of more than four
- A sleeping bag, down jacket and a duffel bag (to be returned after completing the trek)
- Government taxes and overhead charges
- Meals and accommodation in Kathmandu other than that mentioned in the 'What's Included' section
- Travel insurance
- Alcoholic & non alcoholic beverages
- Hot showers and battery charging in guest houses
- Drinking water
- Expenses that are personal in nature, like laundry phone calls, etc
- Tips for crew (expected)
- Earn US$ 47+ in travel credits.
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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?
Yes. The baggage weight allowance on the flight from Kathmandu to Lukla is 10 kg for checked baggage plus 5kg for hand baggage for a total of 15 kg. Bags overweight will be charged approximately USD 1 per kg over the limit.
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?