Everest Base Camp Trek

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5.0 Based on 316 Reviews
  • Booking Type Instant Booking
  • duration 12 days
  • tour type Private and Group
  • age requirement 6+ years old
  • guiding method Live Guide/Instructor
  • Maximum altitude 5545 meters
  • Starts Kathmandu, Nepal
  • Ends Kathmandu, Nepal
  • +9
  • Trek to the worldfamous Everest Base Camp
  • Enjoy amazing views of the Himalayas from Kala Patthar
  • Travel through the Sherpa villages of Namche, Khumjung, Khunde and Dingboche
  • Visit Tengboche, the biggest and oldest monastery in the region
The soaring summit of Mount Everest attracts adventure seekers and adrenaline junkies from all over the world. Join us as we travel to the base camp of the highest mountain on earth during this 12-day, guided trip. Fly from Kathmandu to Lukla airport and follow the trail that travels along the banks of the thundering Dudh Koshi River.

Reach Namche Bazaar on the second day of the trip. Travel past the Sherpa villages of Debuche, Dingboche and Lobuche to reach Gorakshep, a small settlement (5,164m) that sits on the edge of a frozen, sand-covered lakebed. Reach Everest Base Camp, located in the middle of the Khumbu Glacier, on the eighth day of the trip.

Head for Kala Patthar next. Enjoy stunning views of the mountains, including Mt Ama Dablam, Mt Kangtega, Mt Nuptse, Mt Thamserku, Mt Kusum Kanguru, Mt Pumori, Mt Lhotse, Lobuche Peak, Island Peak, Mt Makalu and, of course, the breathtaking Mt Everest itself, towering above the rest.

Start your journey downhill to Lukla after that. Get the chance to enjoy the hospitality and friendliness of the Sherpa people along the way. Learn more about their culture and religion during a visit to Tengboche Monastery. We look forward to taking you on a trek of a lifetime. Please go through the itinerary for more details.
5 - Excellent
Based on 316 reviews
Amazing EBC Trek
5 - Excellent
  • Vivek
  • From Canada
  • On Jan 15 2020
“The EBC trek must be a to do on everyones list. The stunning views and the sense of achievement, people you meet and the physical challenge, the EBC trek will not fail you. Even though we were wary of the trek, it turned to be a lot more fun than we had expected it to be.”
Amazing experience!
5 - Excellent
  • Shelley She
  • From Australia
  • On Dec 11 2019
“My partner and I went on this unforgettable trek for 12 days to EBC and had an amazing time. There were issues with the flights on the day we were due to fly to Lukla but the company booked us a helicopter at no extra charge, which meant amazing views and an amazing experience flying over the mountains coming in to Lukla.

The trek starts off going through many small villages along the path, and its very interesting seeing people go about their daily lives there, alongside sweeping beautiful views of greenery over the mountains, passing cows and donkeys carrying loads (the only version of Himalayan traffic jams youll see!) and lots of bridges to cross over the river. As the altitude goes higher the whole landscape changes to an alpine one with more shrubs and gravel and views of the snowy mountains above, and the climbing becomes colder, windier and more difficult because of the altitude, with some sections of steep climbing. Our guide Bibek was amazing he not only was cheery and easy to get along with, always motivating us with a Lets do!, but he gave us invaluable advice about what we needed for each days trek, what the route would be like, and recommendations on buying things like hiking poles and scarves where we would have struggled without them. Not only that but he has great knowledge of the surrounding mountains and views. He was also very understanding when things were harder for us, and always made sure we were well taken care of! Our safety and comfort were the most important things to him he always checked in on how we were feeling, took the lead when the trail was tough to show us the safest and easiest route, and kept us safe from the traffic mentioned above.

The lodges do get a little rougher going towards higher altitude be prepared for it to be cold (up to -20oC), despite the warm sleeping bags and down jackets we rented and the good weather we had on the trip. We would also highly recommend a porter as trekking at altitude was already difficult, we couldnt have done it without them. At the end of it, we were so proud and happy to have done it, and the whole incredible experience was finished with an awesome night back in Lukla with some beers and traditional rice wine, and busting out some moves with Bibek and the porters, as well as a great Nepalese dinner the last night in Kathmandu to cap it all off.

Thanks so much for an awesome experience!”
Best trip ever!!
5 - Excellent
  • Annelieke Meerkerk
  • From Netherlands
  • On Dec 07 2019
“Very well organized and without doubt the most wonderful and amazing adventure! I would strongly recommend Himalayan Leisure and its people. Please ask for Raju as your guide! He's such a great, positive and inspiring person, he will make your trip the best you can imagine. Raju knows a lot about the mountains, culture and history of Nepal, he's very gentle, organizes everything precisely and brings good and positive energy into the day. Raju is by far the best guide I have ever met! Together with Surbraj (porter) they make a great team. Both helpful, reliable and very attentive. Raju knows what hospitality means and made this trip a great experience. Thank you Raju, you are the best (and a rockstar!). Accommodation, food, planning and support, all amazing! Would highly recommend the company (Upendra) and Raju to anyone who wants to experience the Himalaya the best way possible! And thank you Subraj, for carrying my luggage and supporting me to reach Kala Patthar! You guys are amazing, just as Nepal is! Big hug, Annelieke”
Excellent trip!
5 - Excellent
  • Victoria Grice
  • From UK
  • On Dec 03 2019
“Very well organised trip with Himalayan Leisure would use the company again. Our guide Rai was very attentive and helpful throughout. The itinerary was well managed and the accommodation and food suited our needs perfectly. Thank you for an amazing experience!”
  • Day 1: Kathmandu to Lukla (flight) - Phakding
  • Day 2: Phakding - Namche Bazaar
  • Day 3: Namche Bazar (acclimatization)
  • Day 4: Trek to Tengboche Monastery
  • Day 5: Debuche- Dingboche
  • Day 6: Dingboche (acclimatization)
  • Day 7: Dingboche - Lobuche
  • Day 8: Lobuche - Gorakshep - Everest Base Camp - Gorakshep
  • Day 9: Kala Patthar (5,545m) - Pangboche
  • Day 10: Pangboche - Namche Bazaar
  • Day 11: Namche Bazaar - Lukla
  • Day 12: Lukla - Kathmandu (flight)
  • Airport pickup and drop-off (on request) services in a private vehicle
  • Kathmandu - Lukla - Kathmandu domestic airline tickets, including all airline taxes and fuel surcharges
  • Meals on a full-board basis (breakfast, lunch and dinner / main course) during the trek
  • Accommodation in tea houses / lodges along the trek as per the itinerary
  • Sagarmatha National Park entrance permits
  • Trekkers Information Management System (TIMS) registration card
  • Experienced, English-speaking, government-licensed and ministry of tourism trained trekking guide with meals, accommodation, salary and insurance
  • An assistant trekking guide for groups over 6 people with meals, accommodation, salary and insurance
  • Down jackets, sleeping bags and duffel bags (down jackets, sleeping bags and duffel bags are to be returned after the completion of the trip)
  • Daily seasonal fresh fruits as per the availability
  • A first aid kit carried by the guide. An American Medical Association approved oximeter to measure your oxygen and pulse in high altitude (imported from USA)
  • Necessary paper works, all government and local taxes
  • In a worst case scenario, rescue and medical evacuation arrangements
  • 1 complementary dinner after arrival or before departure in a traditional restaurant
OPTIONAL ADDONS (Available during check-out)
  • Porter
  • International airfare, Nepal visa fees (two passport photographs required) and travel and medical insurance for emergency evacuation
  • Expenses of a personal nature (bars and beverage bills, dessert and snacks, hot shower, drinking water, telephone, internet, laundry, titbits, etc)
  • Costs arising from natural calamities, mishaps or anything beyond our control. Costs are non-refundable and non-transferable if you leave the trek voluntarily
  • Meals and accommodation in Kathmandu in cases of early returns and late departures
  • Services not mentioned in the 'What's Included' section and referred to as 'optional'
  • Porters available at an extra cost
  • Tipping is a culture in Nepal and is expected by your staff (guides, porters, drivers)
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Other Practical InformationEquipment List Head: Sun hat or scarf, light balaclavas or warm fleece hats, sunglasses with UV protection Lower Body: Hiking shorts, cotton long pants, light thermal bottoms for expedition, fleece or woolen pants (seasonal), waterproof shell pants (preferably those made of breathable fabric) Feet: Thin, lightweight inner socks; warm, thick wool hiking socks; hiking boots with spare laces; camp shoes (sneakers and/or sandals); gaiters for hiking in the winter to the base camp Upper Body: T-shirts, lightweight thermal tops meant for an expedition, fleece jackets or pullovers, wind-stopper jackets (optional), waterproof shell jackets (preferably breathable fabric), a down vest and/or a jacket* Hands: Lightweight gloves, thick gloves or mittens with a waterproof outer shell (seasonal) Personal Hygiene: - Wet wipes (baby wipes), tissue /toilet roll, anti-bacterial handwash Accessories: Sleeping bag (rated zero degree centigrade),* headlamps (eg, Petzl Zoom) with spare bulbs and batteries, trekking bags/duffel bags*, basic first aid kits and large plastic bags, daypack (approximately 2500 to 3000 cubic inches), trekking poles, water bottles (2) or camel bags, toiletries (Small wash towels, toilet papers, etc), earplugs ( just in case) Toiletries: Medium-sized, quick-drying towels, toothbrushes and paste (preferably biodegradable), multipurpose soap bars (preferably biodegradable), deodorants, nail clippers, face, and body moisturizer, female hygiene products Extras: Binoculars, books, trail maps/guidebooks, notebooks and pens, swimming costume
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