- duration 14 days
- tour type Private and Group
- age requirement 5-90 yrs
- max group size 10
- guiding method Fully guided
- Maximum altitude 5550 meters
- Trek difficulty Medium
- Tour Code BM-38439
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- Operated in English
- Trek to the base of the world’s highest peak, Mount Everest
- Hike through traditional Sherpa villages & learn more about their Buddhist culture
- Visit old hermitages and ancient monasteries
- Enjoy panoramic views of the Himalayas
In addition to mountains, this trip also acts as a portal into the lives and culture of the people who live in this part of the world. Since Tengboche Monastery is part of your itinerary, you will also get the chance to learn more about Tibetan Buddhism.
Please scroll down to the itinerary section for more details.
Day 1: Arrive in Kathmandu (1,400m) & transfer to your hotel
Day 2: Fly to Lukla (2,804m) & trek to Phakding
Day 3: Trek from Phakding to Namche Bazaar (3,440m)
Day 4: Acclimatization day in Namche Bazaar
Day 5: Trek from Namche Bazaar to Tengboche (3,860m)
Day 6: Trek from Tengboche to Dingboche (4,410m)
Day 7: Acclimatization and exploration day in Dingboche
Day 8: Trek from Dingboche to Lobuche (4,910m)
Day 9: Trek from Lobuche to Everest Base Camp (5,364m)
Day 10: Hiking up to Kala Patthar (5,550m) & trek to Pheriche
Day 11: Trek from Pheriche to Namche (3,440m)
Day 12: Hike from Namche to Lukla
Day 13: Fly back to Kathmandu (1,400m)
Day 14: Kathmandu departure
- Two nights’ accommodation in a 3-star hotel in Kathmandu on a twin-share basis. 11 nights' guest house accommodation during the trek (twin-share)
- An experienced, English-speaking trekking guide
- All ground transport in a private vehicle, including airport transfers. Flight tickets: Kathmandu – Lukla – Kathmandu
- Sagarmatha National Park entrance fees and TIMS card charges
- Use of sleeping bags, down jackets, duffel bags and walking poles (to be returned after the trip is completed)
- Everest Base Camp Trip certificate and Sherpa Expedition and Trekking T-shirt
- An oxymeter to check your pulse, oxygen saturation and heart rate twice everyday
- An assistant guide for a group size above 6 travelers
- All government and local taxes
- A farewell dinner at a restaurant in Kathmandu on the second-last day of this trip
- Three Meals a day Breakfast Lunch and dinner during the trek
- International flight tickets and departure taxes
- Nepal visa charges (USD30 for a 15-day visa)
- Travel insurance that includes high altitude rescue and evacuation
- Meals not included in the itinerary
- All alcoholic and non-alcoholic hot and cold drinks as well as desserts
- Expenses that are personal in nature like hot shower, internet and phone calls
- Tips for your tour guide, porter and driver
- Anything mentioned optional in the itinerary
- Earn US$ 44+ in travel credits.
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Free cancellation up to 60 days prior departure, after which the deposit becomes non-refundable.Other Practical InformationMake sure that you carry four passport-sized photos with an original passport while heading for Nepal. You will also need the exact amount in USD to pay for your visa on arrival in Kathmandu.
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.
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.
- Is quarantine in Nepal in effect for arriving visitors?
- Are there bag weight restrictions for the small aircraft flight from Kathmandu to Lukla?
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.