- duration 13 days
- tour type Private
- age requirement 5+ years old
- max group size 16
- guiding method Live Guide/Instructor
- Maximum altitude 5550 meters
- Explore colourful Kathmandu
- Himalayan Mountain flight from Kathmandu to Lukla
- Explore Sherpa villages and the ancient Thami and Tengboche monasteries
- Set out on challenging hikes to Kala Pattar (18,192') and Everest Base Camp (17,590').
The Everest Basecamp Trek is amongst the most popular trekking routes in Nepal. Every year thousands flock to the foothills of the Himalayas to get a glance of the majesty of the worlds tallest peak, and the Satellite Mountains that surrounds it. Despite its popularity, it is not like other easier trekking routes in Nepal, as the altitude and the long difficult climbs, make the journey tough, while still being worthwhile for experienced trekkers. Trekking in Nepal remains as one of the great adventures on the planet; and the number of people visiting Nepal for treks is not going to dwindle anytime soon.
The Everest basecamp trek takes trekkers through a variety of different environments, with climbs and descents, along the Dudh Koshi (Milk Koshi) river, through wonderful gorges, hills and valleys, and forests of Rhododendron trees; all the while walking in the shadow of mountains that are the highest in the world -peaks above 8000m.
After a short flight from Kathmandu to Lukla, the trek starts with an initial climb to Namche Bazar, which is the most important town in the Khumbu region of Nepal. Passing across scenic views everyday, trekkers can see various villages, monasteries, flora and fauna and stand in awe of the mountains on each day of the trek. While Kala Pathar (Black Rock), remains an important view point to see the majesty of Everest, the trek continues on and trekkers are expected to make it to the base camp on the ninth day of the adventure.
Throughout the trip, trekkers will be housed at teahouse lodges, where while the accommodations will be basic, they will provide the necessities, a place to sleep, warmth from the cold environment outside and warm food.
Everest Base Camp Trek is the best trekking packages for Everest base camp trekking optimized for all hiking lovers loaded with fun and safety operated in best trekking season with full of hiking information, affordable price and no doubt you can forget it's difficulty level while you are hiking.
My schedule was a bit tight so I had to cut the trip short from the standard 12 days down to 11, but this was no problem for Friends adventure who were able to fit the trek in plus an extra day of whitewater rafting as well.
Hira, my guide, was very helpful, knowledgable and friendly and made sure everything went to plan, so that I managed to make it to Base Camp and Kala Pathar as well (and I'm an unfit 50 year old who hadn't really done enough training).
The trek itself was spectacular and everything I'd hoped it would be.
I would definitely recommend Friends Adventure to anyone planning a trip to Nepal.”
Day 1: Fly Kathmandu to Lukla Trek to Phakding (2,652 m.)
Day 2: Trek to Namche (3,446 m.)
Day 3: Acclimatization Day Namche
Day 4: Trek to Thyangboche (3867 m.)
Day 5: Trek to Dinboche (4,410 m.)
Day 6: Acclimatization in Dingboche (4360m)
Day 7: Trek to Lobuche (4,930 m.)
Day 8: Trek to Everest Base Camp and back to Gorakhshep
Day 9: Hike up to Kala-Patthar (5,545 m.) Trek to Pheriche
Day 10: Trek to Tyangboche
Day 11: Trek to Namche
Day 12: Trek to Lukla
Day 13: Fly Back to Kathmandu
- Private transportation to and from the starting and ending points of the trek.
- Welcome or Farewell dinner with cultural program as listed in the itinerary.
- Round Flight ticket for Up and Down (Kathmandu-Lukla-Kathmandu) with airport TAX.
- Standard Lodge/Guest House accommodation with twin sharing basis during the trek.
- Full Board Meals (3 Meals a day- Fixed Menu) while on the trek.
- Professional & highly expertise government licensed holder local Trekking Guide.
- All expenses of the staffs (Guide) that includes Food, Accommodation, Salary, Insurance, Equipment during your travel period.
- All the necessary trekking gear for porters like jacket /trousers, trekking shoes, gloves, shocks, sunglasses etc.
- Friends Adventure Team’s Sleeping Bag, Walking Poles and Duffel Bag, to be return after trip completed.
- Comprehensive First Aid Kit.
- Arrangement of all rescue and evacuation promptly, in Worst Condition
- Group Trekking Gears.
- Trekking Map, Friends Adventure Team's special Souvenir.
- Hotel at KTM
- Meals and Hotel Accommodation in Kathmandu.
- Porters to carry luggage (you can add a porter when booking).
- Any packed food/snacks, aerated drinks, energy drinks, mineral water, alcohol, cigarettes, chocolates, nutria-bars.
- All desserts, sweet things like chocolate, cake, pie, pudding.
- Items of personal nature, Laundry Expenses, Tips.
- Clothing, Packing Items or Bags, Personal Medical Kit, Personal Trekking Gears.
- Any additional staff other than specified.
- Medical and Travel Insurance and Emergency rescue by any means of Transportation including Helicopter evacuation if required.
- Rescue, Repatriation, Medicines, Medical Tests and Hospitalization expenses.
- Airfare of international flights.
- Nepal entry visa fee (Visa issuance is easy at the arrival).
- Hot shower and battery charging on the tea houses.
- Any other item not included in "Product Includes" Section
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Free cancellation up to 60 days prior departure, after which the deposit becomes non-refundable.Other Practical InformationThe above itineraries are subject to change due to condition beyond our control. This is a Guide line showing tentative camp night stops. Physical, technical and natural condition may change this above itineraries.
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?
- How does it work with a porter?