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Everest Base Camp Trek

  • 12 Days - 11 Nights
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      US$  1197

Trip Highlights

  • Scenic Everest base camp trek flights from Kathmandu to Lukla
  • Base Camp of the world's highest mountain
  • Discover the Sherpa villages and their remarkable culture
  • Local mountain teahouses accommodation
  • Trekking with Sherpa guides
  • Explore the Glaciated area and the monasteries of the Khumbu region
  • Hike to Kalapathar, one of the best Himalayan viewpoints
  • Get closer to the views of Mt. Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse, Ama Dablam, and others

An overview of Everest base camp trek 2023

Reaching the base camp of Mt. Everest is not trekking only. It opens various opportunities to explore miracles. Such as culturally rich Sherpa Highlands, Monasteries, Green Forests, Khumbu glaciers, and the majestic snowcapped mountains.

Mt. Everest trek is one of the most renowned trekking trails all over the world. The world’s highest mountain i.e. Mt. Everest is the foremost highlight of this trip.

Mt. Everest was first climbed in1953 by Sir Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norge Sherpa from New Zealand and Nepal respectively. Since their climbing succession to Mt. Everest, trekking to the Base Camp of Mt. Everest has been being a famous destination.

It is a very fascinating trip. EBC trek offers not only the Mt. Everest Himalayan wonders but also the Sherpa Culture, Buddhist Monasteries, Flora, and Fauna. For example; you can discover many beautiful Sherpa Villages and the way of their living styles in the mountain.

The forests of rhododendron, juniper, and other floras add further charm to the trekking

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Everest region is outstanding with its awestruck surrounding sceneries of mountain ranges. As you traverse the Khumbu region deeply, you will get surprised with the very incredible views of Mt. Everest giants and the other tallest peaks of the Khumbu region like Lhotse, Cho yu, Makalu, Ama Dablam, Thamserku, and Pumori.

The trekking starts only after the short scenic flight from Kathmandu to the Everest Base Camp Airport. This airport is also known as Hillary or Lukla Airport.

Another long route is also accessible, especially for that trekker who has long vacations and avoids having a domestic flight i.e. begins from Jiri.

Mostly the Everest trekker embarks on the trail from Lukla. The route takes you through the Sagarmatha National Park in the beginning. The park is listed on the UNESCO World Heritage Site.

The trek continues by following the footsteps of the great mountaineers and ascending the Mt. Everest Campground. From there, you can see the sensational close-up views of terrifying Khumbu icefalls.

The Kalapatthar is another attraction for the superb views of Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse, and Makalu. A Kala Patthar hiking is a wild and adventurous tale to share with your friends and family after returning to your hometown.

Before preparing the schedule for trekking, we suggest you read our EBC Trek review pages and recommendation to join the trustable company.

Furthermore, the EBC trekking itinerary is neither longer nor shorter. So, it would be fitted for every mountain lover. However, we can cut off and even add the extra days if our trekkers require it.

Rising Adventure Company has been organizing the treks to Mt. Everest Base Camp for a long time. For more details about the Everest Trekking Packages, you can contact us at any time. We can customize the trip for the trending 12 days or more as per your requirements.

Pro tips before you move on your trek

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It would be very supportive if you do some research on trekking to Mt. Everest before you head out on the trek. Such as your walking level, weather forecast, the wildlife you might encounter, and others.

Besides, you may also take advice from the trekkers who already have been to the Mt. Everest region. This would be very helpful for you in collecting the ideas before trekking to Mt. Everest.

Travel documents are the most important things that you must pack prior to heading out on the trek. For e.g. your original passport, a copy of your Visa, trekking permit, TIMS card, and so on.

We also recommend you do travel insurance. This will protect you in case of emergencies like illness during trekking, acute mountain sickness (AMS), or other problems that may affect you during your travel to the Everest campground. For instance; you may charter a helicopter if any serious things happen to you and the insurance may cover all expenses including the helicopter and the hospital charges.

Similarly, taking sufficient money in the wallet is another convenient part of your journey. You may be able to control any condition regarding the financial factor that arises during trekking. Because you need to pay for your accommodation, food, and other necessary items that you want during the trekking to Everest.

On the other hand, the money you are taking before beginning your trek depends on how it will support you to get to the base camp and what you will be doing while there. And taking money with you in the Himalayan region is a kind of risky work as well.

But joining the Everest trekking in Nepal 2023 through the trekking agencies would be the safest way. It avoids the risk of taking the heavy amount with you for the entire trekking period. The trekking company in Nepal manages everything including the hotel, food, your EBC trek permit card, TIMS card, Sagarmatha National Park entrance fee, domestic flight from Kathmandu to Lukla, and return to Kathmandu. You can hire a trekking guide and porter from the agency. So that, you can get the full information about the Everest region from the guide, and feel safer as well. The porter helps you in carrying your backpack. As a result, you might feel free both physically and mentally and complete the trekking to Everest base camp 2023 easily.

Everest Base Camp Trek Outline Itinerary

  1. Fly to Lukla from Kathmandu (30 mins) & trek to Phakding (3-4 hr walk)
  2. Trek to Namche Bazaar (5-6 hr walk)
  3. Acclimatization Day
  4. Trek to Tengboche (5-6 hr walk)
  5. Trek to Dingboche (5-6 hr walk)
  6. Acclimatization Day
  7. Trek to Lobuche (5-6 hr walk)
  8. Trek to Gorak Shep & hike to Everest base camp (5-6 hr walk)
  9. Hike to Kalapathar & trek back to Pheriche (8-9 hr walk)
  10. Trek back to Namche Bazaar (6-7 hr walk)
  11. Trek back to Lukla (6-7 hr walk)
  12. Fly back to Kathmandu (30 mins)

Note: We may organize the Kathmandu sightseeing tour and Kathmandu hotel booking on request.

Itinerary

  • Day 01: Kathmandu to Lukla flight(30 min) and trek to Phakding (3 - 4 hours walk)

    In the morning after having your breakfast, you will be transferred to the Kathmandu Airport by private vehicle. You will have almost half an hour of scenic flight to Lukla from Kathmandu. After reaching there, you will meet your trekking crews and begins trekking to Phakding. It is a short walking day. It takes approximately 4 hours to reach the Phakding village. Though it is a short trekking day, you will descend through lots of villages such as Chauri Kharka, Cheplung, Nachipang, Pharang Thokpa, Thado Koshi Gaun, Ghat, Nurhing, Chhuthawa, Rokumba, Dukdingma, and Phakding finally.  All these villages have Sherpa residents. En route, you will be welcomed by some mountain views like Kongde Peak, Kusum Kangaroo, and Sundar Peak.

    Note: From 25th September 2022, Nepal Government has decided to run the Lukla flight from the Manthali Airport at Ramechhap, not from Kathmandu. Because of the nice weather in the early morning, the flight would be sure to Lukla,  but other flights may get delayed or postponed due to the bad weather or the air traffic. So, our government and airline companies have declared to run the flight from Ramechhap to Lukla in order to provide easily accessible flights to our valued trekkers.

    • Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
    • Tea House
    • Phakding
    • 2,651m/8,700ft
  • Day 02: Trek to Namche Bazaar (5 - 6 hours walk)

    Today’s trek takes you to the major land of the Sherpa people of this region i.e. Namche Bazaar. After having breakfast, your trek continues through the forest of pine along the beautiful villages like Ranging, Thulo Gumela, Ngmelang, Tok Tok, and the Bongkar. Then the trail crosses a suspension bridge over the Dudh Koshi River. Then you enter the Sagarmatha National Park at Monjo village where you need to buy the National park permit including the Everest base camp trek permit. From there, you will descend, cross a suspension bridge again, and reach Jorsalle. You will have lunch there. Then, the walking goes across the Dudh Koshi river and takes you to Larja Dobhang. Now, the trail ascends steeply until you reach Namche Bazaar. En route, you will cross the suspension bridge again, known as Hillary bridge, and explore some mountain views such as Kusum Kangaroo mountain, Khangtewa peak, and Thamserku. If the weather permits, you may see the glance of Mt Everest, Mt. Lhotse, Mt. Nuptse, and the Amadablam from Top Danda. Finally, you are warmly welcomed by the residents of Namche in front of the Himalayan views.

    Namche Bazaar is a small town. It is facilitated with lots of things like in the city. You can find hotels ranging from lower to higher costs with full amenities.

    • Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
    • Tea House
    • Namche Bazaar
    • 3,438m/11,280 ft
  • Day 03: Acclimatization day at Namche Bazaar

    This is the day for acclimatization. So, you spend your whole day exploring the Namche Bazaar or you may join the hiking activities too. You can hike to Sagarmatha National Park Musem, then to Syangboche Airport, and to the Everest View Hotel for uncovering the remarkable Mt. Everest views. You can observe the statue of Tenzing Norge Sherpa too at the Museum. However, you can enroll in any kind of activity according to your interests and itinerary.

    • Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
    • Tea House
    • Namche Bazaar
    • 3,440m/11,284ft
  • Day 04: Trek to Tengboche (5- 6 hours walk)

    Today you are heading to the beautiful place known as Tengboche which is also full of Sherpa tribes. The largest monastery in the Khumbu region is also located in Tengboche i.e. called the Tengboche Monastery. You can uncover it only after reaching there. The mountains like Ama Dablam, Cholatse, Lhotse, and Nuptse can be seen clearly from the place, Tengboche. En route, you can explore the Everest View Hotel again distantly. Then you will pass the Sherpa villages like Kyanjima, Chipcho, and Trashing villages.  Then, you will have a lunch break at Phongi Thanga village. Then, you will cross the suspension bridge over the Dudh Koshi River and enters the Imja Tse Valley. At last, the trail ascends and takes you to Tengboche.

    • Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
    • Tea House
    • Tengboche
    • 3,870m/12,694ft
  • Day 05: Trek to Dingboche (5 - 6 hours walk)

    Today you need to walk along the descending route through the forests of pine, juniper, and conifers from the beginning till to Deboche. Then you will cross the suspension bridge over the Imja Tse River. This is the last suspension bridge while trekking to the base camp of Mt. Everest. Then the continuation of your trek takes you to Pangboche enjoying the views of mountains including Mt. Everest, Khangtewa peak, Thamserku, Ama Dablam, Cholatse, Taboche peak, Lhotse, Nuptse, and others. Then the trekking passes Chhulungche, Somare, and Orsho villages. Now, you need to cross an iron bridge over the small Thukla River on the way. This river comes from the Khumbu glacier. And a lit bit of steep ascending walk takes you to your today’s destination. It is Dingboche where you will spend your night. 

    From Dingboche too, you can enjoy the sceneries of Thamserku, Khangdawa, Island Peak, Lhotse, Nuptse, Mera Peak, Mt. Makalu, Kangi Peak, Taboche peak, and peak 39. 

    • Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
    • Tea House
    • Dingboche
    • 4,360 m/14,300 ft
  • Day 06: Acclimatization day at Dingboche

    This is another day for acclimatization. So, you take a delicious breakfast in front of the Himalayan giants in a very relaxed way compared to other days. You spend the whole day visiting the surroundings. You may also go for a short climb to the nearest viewpoints, known as Nakarsank.

    From Nakarsank, you can explore numerous Himalayan views including Lobuche Peak.

    • Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
    • Tea House
    • Dingboche
    • 4,360 m/14,300 ft
  • Day 07: Trek to Lobuche (5-6 hrs walk)

    On this day, you will go up and walk moderately to Thukla village through the juniper forest. After reaching Thukla, you will take a rest and have a delicious lunch. Then the sharply steep ascending way starts. It continues to the Thukla viewpoint where you can explore the row of stone monuments that were built in memory of six climbing Sherpas who died in an avalanche at Lobuche. Now, the easy trail begins. The trekking moves on to Lobuche Base Camp at first. YOu can see the Lobuche Peak, Choltse, Taboche, Mt. Pumori, Mt. Barutse, and the Ama Dablam from the base camp of Lobuche. You can see lots of Lobuche climbers and the rows of tent houses over there. Finally, your today's journey ends at Lobuche. This place has only a few huts at the foot of Himalayan giants. 

    • Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
    • Tea House
    • Lobuche
    • 4920m/ 16142 ft
  • Day 08: Trek to Gorak Shep and hike to Everest Base Camp (6-7 hours walk)

    Today you are going to meet your final destination, though; the Gorak Shep is your today’s ending point. Everest base camp is your final destination. So, your trekking takes you to Gorak Shep first by crossing the Lobuche Glacier. Then you will have lunch and take a rest. Then, you will hike to the Everest Base Camp. It is quite difficult walking along with the rocky glaciers. However, you reach the Base Camp and plunge into the very closer views of surrounding snowcapped peaks. Such as Mt. Pumori, Mt. Barutse, Mt. Lola, Mt. Lobuche, Mt. Nuptse, and the Cholatse peak. You can explore the farther views of Mt. Everest as well though it is not seen clearly. After spending some time, you come down to Gorak Shep by retracing the previous way.

    • Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
    • Tea House
    • Gorak Shep
    • 5170 m/16,961ft
  • Day 09: Hike to Kala Patthar (5,545m/18,192ft) and trek to Pheriche (7-8 hours walk)

    While comparing to other trekking days, today you leave Gorak Shep a bit early in the morning because you are going to hike to the Kala Patthar. It is an ascending trail completely until you reach Kalapatthar.

     After reaching on top of Kala Patthar, you enjoy the very close-up views of Himalayan sceneries including Mt. Everest, Mt Pumori, Mt. Lhotse, Mt Makalu, Ama Dablam, Mt. Cho you, Barutse, Khagtewa, Kusum Kangaroo, Tabuche, Lobuche, Choltse, and others. After taking the snapshots of picturesque mountains, you trek down to the Gorak Shep again and have breakfast there. Then you descend to Thukla by retracing the previous ways. Then you will have lunch there.

    From Thukla, you will go down to Pheriche through the Juniper forest. En route, you can enjoy the mountain views on your right-hand side. 

    • Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
    • Tea House
    • Pherice
    • 4,288m/14,070ft
  • Day 10: Trek to Namche Bazaar (6 - 7 hours walk)

    Today you are going back to Namche Bazaar. So, the trail will be a combination of the upward and downward pathways through the forest of Juniper along the isolated villages like Samdrung and Warsa. Then you will reach Orso. From there, your trail retraces the previous route to Namche Bazaar descending through the forest and also crossing the suspension bridge over the Imja River. You will have lunch en route at Pangboche.

    • Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
    • Tea House
    • Namche Bazaar
    • 3,440m/11,280 ft
  • Day 11: Trek to Lukla (6 - 7 hours walk)

    Your trail retraces the previous path and takes you to the Lukla

    • Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
    • Tea House
    • Lukla
    • 2,800m/9,186ft
  • Day 12: Fly back to Kathmandu

    Today you will have the early morning flight to Kathmandu. So, you fly along the previous airways over the Everest ranges and reach Kathmandu.

    • Breakfast and Farewell Dinner
    • Hotel
    • Kathmandu
    • 1300m
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Trip note

The prime duty of Rising Adventure P. Ltd. is to provide safety and security. During the trip, some factors beyond our control may affect and cause us to change our itineraries such as weather conditions, the health conditions of our clients, and other natural disasters. At this moment, our company gives full authority to our guides for deciding what to do or not to do concerning the interest of our clients.

While talking about the flight, sometimes it may delay due to the weather condition or the technical problem especially for going to Lukla from Kathmandu. At this time, Rising Adventure can charter either Helicopter or Twin Otter as per the demand of our clients.

We can also customize this trip for a single too according to your requirements.

Cost Details

Cost Includes

  • Airport picks up and drops by private vehicle
  • Accommodation during the treks
  • Domestic Flight tickets (Kathmandu to Lukla to Kathmandu) and (only 15 kg of luggage with a handbag is allowed to carry) 
  • 3 meals a day (Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner) during the trekking period
  • Permit and TIMS cards for trekking
  • Authentic licensed, English-speaking trekking guide
  • Government taxes
  • Farewell dinner at one of the typical Nepalese restaurants with traditional dance

Cost Excludes:

  • Nepal arrival visa fee
  • Travel Insurance
  • All kinds of drinks
  • Tips for guide

Useful info

Trek Accommodation

While talking about the accommodation factor, the teahouses are used for getting rest and spending the nights. These teahouses are considered normal hotels and lodges in the Himalayan region of Nepal.

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The best Everest base camp trek teahouses are facilitated with everything in the lower elevation. You can get a private bedroom as well with an attached bathroom. Free Wi-Fi, charging as well as hot water. Verities of food can also be found in the lower altitude lodges.

On the other hand, you can expect a teahouse with few facilities in the higher elevation. This trek provides a shared room with a shared traditional toilet in high-altitude places. You may get limited seasonal foods only. And the most important thing is you need par for Wi-Fi and mobile charging. Showering with hot water also takes a little amount of cost.

Best Season

Mt. Everest trekking is possible all the time throughout the year because every day has its own uniqueness and specialty. However, spring and autumn are considered the best time of the year to trek to Everest base camp.

The former season includes the months like September, October, and November. On the other hand, the latter contains March, April, and May.

During these months, the weather remains stable. So, you can focus your concentration only on your trekking. You do not need to be worried about the weather condition of the trekking region.

Due to the clear sky and sunny days, the mountain views look crystal clear during these seasons. The pleasant weather adds extra charm to your trekking to the campground of Mt. Everest.

Though Everest trekking in winter and Monsoon is also possible, you may feel bored for some time because of the continuous cold and rainfall respectively. But you can make a plan during these times as well if you are a cold and rain lover.

In summing up, every season has its own distinct features. So, a traveler must make a plan for the Mt. Everest trek on the date that suits their personality. And the environment assists you to enjoy your time most thoroughly.

EBC Trek Distance

The total distance from Lukla to the foothills of Mt. Everest is 62 kilometers. It means 124 km for going up the foothills of Mt. Everest and coming back to Lukla after finishing the trekking.

More importantly, you have to finish this entire trekking within 12 days. But we are flexible, so you can make your itineraries yourself if you want to cut off or add the days to the itinerary, crafted by Rising Adventure.

This 12 days Everest base camp trek itinerary includes two days of rest for proper acclimatization. Because if you are not well acclimatized, you may be suffered from high altitude sickness. And you have to cross the 5000 meters elevation above sea level. Therefore, we have designed the EBC trek itinerary concerning these factors.

However, Rising Adventure can customize the itineraries as per your requirements. So, please be known for the Everest base camp trek distance before preparing your personal itineraries.

Everest Base Camp Trek Route

The route of the Mt. Everest trek includes different places in the Khumbu region. Normally, EBC trekking begins from Lukla. It is a small place where the airport is located. But Jiri is another Everest trekking starting place in the previous period before the establishment of Lukla Airport.

Another beautiful place, known as Phaking also comes under the EBC trek route. Namche Bazaar is a small town in the Everest region. This place is facilitated with various things like in city areas. Most of the Khumbu region residents do shopping at this place.

Dingboche, Tengboche, Gorakshep, Pheriche, and Lobuche are the accommodation places during the trek.

Besides, Everest Base Camp and Kalapatthar are the primary viewpoints for seeing the mountain panoramas only, but not for spending a night. It means these place also lies on the Everest trek route. And they are the final destinations of the EBC trek.

Everest Base Camp Trek Cost

How much money does it cost to trek to the Everest foothills?

This is a common question that arouses in the mind of every Everest trekker.

But there are some factors that affect the cost of the Everest trek. They are;

Accommodation Cost

This is one of the factors that affects directly the Everest trek cost in 2023. There are lots of tea houses ranging from low to high prices depending on the facilities. A room with an attached bathroom, free hot showering, free electric charging, Wi-Fi, and other amenities like in the cities. The hotel with such facilities can be found in the lower elevation while it may not be in higher altitude places.

A room with basic facilities like a single bed, blanket, pillow, sharing toilet, and a dining hall is found in the upper areas of the Everest region. For a hot water bath, electric charging, and the internet, you need to pay little amount. It may be 200 to 600 Nepali rupees.

Similarly, your preference for single or twin-sharing accommodation influences the trekking cost. It means if you share a room with another, the cost would be cheaper.

Besides, the accommodation cost for trekking to Mt. Everest varies from one place to another. It raises as your trail goes towards the higher elevated places.

Tentatively, you can be prepared with USD 3 for single and USD 5 for twin beds in the lower altitude areas. On the other hand, almost USD 10 would cost in the upper altitude zones. While accommodation cost in Lobuche is fixed. It is USD 7 per room on twin sharing basis.

Food Cost 

Food is another affecting factor for EBC trek cost. The cost of food varies from one hotel to another. The price raises as you climb to the higher elevation places. Besides, it depends on how many items and how much you will eat.

Normally, you need to be prepared with almost USD 30 to 40 per day for breakfast, lunch, and dinner including water. The cost for one liter of bottled water ranges from USD 1 to USD 4 from lower to higher elevations. But we recommend taking a water purifier. That may save you money up to USD 50.

Normally, Dal (lentil), Bhat (rice), and tarkari (curry) with pickles are the basic Nepalese food. This item can be found in every tea house, but the curry may be served with seasonal vegetables differently. The varieties of Western, Chinese, and Asian foods are listed on the menus of the Everest region. But the price varies.

Similarly, if you like to eat Nepalese food, you can have as much as you can for a one-time payment. But if you order other items, the food will serve on a plate basis. You need to pay more amount if you want more plates.

EBC Trek Permit Cost

You need to buy two kinds of permits to join the trekking to Mt. Everest. They are entrance permits for Sagarmatha National Park and Khumbu Pasang Lhamu Rural Municipality.

It costs USD 20 per person for entering the former park while USD 30 per person to go to the latter place. This cost is inclusive of 13% VAT. Similarly, you can buy it for the first place in Lukla or Monjo while for the second one, you can purchase the permit in Kathmandu or Monjo.

Before 2020, a Trekkers’ Information Management (TIMs) Card is needed to purchase in place of the Khumbu Pasang Lhamu Rural Municipality entrance permit.

Guide Cost

The trekking to the base camp of Mt. Everest is affected especially from where you will hire a guide. If you take her/him from Kathmandu, you need to pay for his/her flight ticket charge from Kathmandu to Lukla and return. If you hire from Lukla, you can save the flight ticket amount.

Besides, a guide is a person who is familiar with the destination and knows well about every route and spot. He can manage everything that needs during trekking. He arranges food and accommodation for you and introduces you to every step of the journey.

So, the salary of a guide is USD 25 per day in the Everest region.

At last, tipping is not mandatory in Nepal. But tipping a guide and a porter is a worthwhile activity.

Porter Cost

A porter is a strong and friendly man who carries the heavy loads of every traveler. He is very helpful especially while walking at higher elevations, a difficult part of every trekking destination.

USD 20 is the exact porter cost per day for the EBC trek. He can carry up to 20 Kg. Normally in every trekking, a porter is used for two travelers. If you hire him for Lukla, you do not need to buy his flight ticket to Lukla from Kathmandu and return.

EBC Trek Equipment Cost

The trek equipment cost also affects the overall trek cost. But the price for trekking equipment depends on the gear that you hire. Such as trekking boots, sleeping bags, thermal clothing, waterproof jacket, trekking pole, down jackets, and other things that you may not have.

So, the equipment cost depends on the things that you hire. Approximately USD 200 may be useful to estimate for Everest base camp trekking gear.

Kathmandu Lukla Flight Price

The Lukla flight cost is also an influencing element for the price of the Mt. Everest trek. If you have a spare day, you can join this trek from Jiri as well. You can go there from Kathmandu by roadway. That would be a cheaper activity.

Otherwise, the Lukla flight from Kathmandu and return cost almost USD 360 per person in total. And it would cost USD 110 per Nepali person for both ways.

VAT Cost

The VAT means a value-added tax in its full form. It is a consumption tax assessed on the value added in each production stage of a good and service. 13% VAT is a legal charge added to every service by Nepal Government.

So, the Everest base camp trek package cost is also added by 13% vat.

Nepal Visa Cost

Nepal visa fee is another affecting factor in trekking costs in Nepal. Generally, Nepal provides an on-arrival visa. You can get it at Tribhuwan International Airport after you arrive in Nepal. But the Indian visitors do not need to buy a Nepal visa.

The Nepal Visa cost is following;

USD 30 for 15 days

USD 50 for 30 days

USD 125 for 90 days

This is a multiple-entry visa fee. Please, visit this link for more information.

Please, do not get surprised about the Mt. Everest trek package cost that we are offering. It is neither a high nor a low price. But we strongly advise you never to compromise the budget for getting the extraordinary experience throughout your lifetime.

There are uncountable trekking companies in the world, offering different price ranges for the same trekking package in order to fulfill the expectation of their clients.

Regarding the Everest base camp trek cost as proposed by Rising Adventure, it is a reasonable trip cost. This cost covers every expectation of our valued customers.

There are both low-budget and high-budget Everest trekking packages offered by different companies. Though, all of them are operating the trekking in their own way. We suggest you do not choose these types of trekking companies because the low-budget trekking operators do not fulfill every requirement of the client, though, they promise. While the high-budget operators fulfill each and every demand of their guests but charge unnecessarily for earning lots of profit beyond the rules and regulations of the Nepal government.

In the same way, the cheaper companies use substandard inexperienced guides who are not trained properly. Because these companies operate the occasional trekking packages only and do not have permanent employees. Such guides do not have the proper knowledge of safety measures for trekking in the higher elevation of Nepal. They even cannot manage the high-altitude sickness problem if it occurs to any of the clients. Due to the irregular services and irresponsible trekking activities, the client faces lots of hindrances. The porter right may also be exploited by these trekking agencies. As a result, the success rate of trekking would be lower.

On the other hand, high-budget trekking companies provide everything to their clients as per their requirements. But, you will be charged unnecessarily. They calculate lots of margins.

There are other non-local trekking operators who also charge expensive amounts. They collect the trekkers and send them to Nepal by contacting local companies like Rising Adventure. They work like a mediator and earn lots.

But, Rising Adventure is a local trekking company in Nepal. We are available 24/7. You can contact us directly so that you can save the money that would be taken by the mediator. We also assure you that all of our crew members are well trained. Everyone is from the Himalayan region of Nepal. They are first-aid trainers as well. They are certified first-aid trainers and can apply safety measures in case of emergency in higher altitude places. As the owner of the company, we always get in touch with our guides and clients. We even arrange Helicopter rescue if any unavoidable circumstances related to their health happen. But the rescue charge must be covered by the travel insurance of our valued customers.

Moreover, we would like to recommend you not to trust the low-budget company and not waste your money by buying expensive travel packages. There are lots of local trekking agencies in Nepal, that are reliable and trustworthy. Their pricing range would also be reasonable and negotiable.

EBC Trek Difficulty

The difficulty level question arises in the mind of every Everest trekker and it is good thinking. It is moderate trekking. No, technical walking is required. So, this trek is preferable for all age groups.

If you are fit and fine both mentally and physically, it would not be harder for you. But if you do not exercise regularly and do not fit physically and mentally, it would be a hard one.

It would be helpful if you have previous hiking experience as well. But you do not need to be worried because a non-experienced trekker can also do the Everest trek.

Only a daily exercise like a morning walk is very supportive for completing the entire trekking to the foothills of the world’s tallest mountain.

All the guides and porters of Rising Adventure are excellent physically and mentally. They are strong enough. But sometimes, they also face difficulties during trekking to EBC due to the lack of proper acclimatization.

Therefore, Rising Adventure strongly suggests the trekker be well acclimatized for avoiding the Everest trek difficulty.

However, you do not need to be worried about how hard is it to trek to the foothills of Mt. Everest. Our strong and experienced guide will handle everything. We may also charter the helicopter if you need it.

Our Everest base camp trek itinerary is created concerning those acclimatization issues.

Overall, the Mt. Everest trekking trail is not too strenuous. So, too much physical fitness is not required. A normal man with almost 2-3 hours per day of regular walking can complete the entire trekking to Mt. Everest.

We also operate an Everest base camp Helicopter tour with landing at Kalapatthar. It is one day tour more than the Everest base camp luxury trek. This tour is preferable for avoiding hindrances that occur during the trekking period. 

Everest Base Camp Trek without a flight to Lukla

The trek to Mt. Everest without a flight to Lukla is also accessible. It is called a Jiri to Everest base camp trek. Jiri is the trekking starting point. This place was used for the EBC trek in the previous years before the establishment of Lukla Airport. However, lots of trekkers join this trail nowadays as well for experiencing the traditional route.

This is a long day of trekking. So, the Everest trekking from Jiri is suitable for those travelers who have a long vacation and a strong desire to spend their days in the Nepal Himalayas. It adds 5 days more to finish the entire Everest trekking if you come back to Kathmandu by flight. Otherwise, it needs more days.

So, trekking to the foothills of Everest from Jiri is a perfect trekking package. It explores the entire Sherpa Highlands and also experiences scenic flights within a single itinerary.

Trek Elevation

The trekking elevation of Mt. Everest is neither too much higher nor lower. 5,644.5 meters at Kalapatthar is the highest Everest base camp trek elevation. On the other hand, 2,610 meters at Phading is the lowest trek altitude.

The EBC trek elevation details;

  • Lukla (2800m)
  • Phakding (2610m)
  • Namche Bazaar (3,438m)
  • Tengboche(3,870m)
  • Dingboche (4,360m)
  • Lobuche (4,920m)
  • Gorak Shep (5,170m)
  • Everest Base Camp (5,364m)
  • Kala Patthar (5,644.5m)
  • Pheriche (4,288m)

Tengboche Monastery

A Tengboche Monastery is the largest Tibetan monastery in the Khumbu region. It lies in the eastern part of Nepal, along the way to the Mount Everest trek. This monastery is also a prime attraction of EBC trekking.

From Tengboche Monastery too, you can see very nice views of Mt. Everest, and other neighboring peaks.

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It is a beautiful monastery with rich culture and tradition of mountain people. A colorful and popular festival, Mani Rimdu is celebrated every year at this Tengboche Monastery. It is celebrated in the lunar month of the Tibetan Calendar.

During this occasion, most of the Sherpa come to take part in this festival. You can see the people in their traditional dresses with masks and performing their cultural dances and other works relating to Buddhism.

Key attractions of the EBC trek

  • Mt. Everest Views
  • Mt. Everest view is the major attraction of Everest trekking. It is the tallest mountain in the world. It is situated 8848.86 m above sea level. The trek is accomplished by the farther and nearer Mt. Everest Panoramas. It looks very beautiful.
  • Mountains over 8000 meters except for Mt. Everest
  • Except for Mt. Everest, the Everest base camp trek offers other mountain views as well. They are situated over 8000 meters above level. They come under the taller mountains in the universe.
  • Mt. Lhotse is the fourth tallest mountain in the world, while Mt. Cho Oyu is the sixth. Its elevations are 8,516 and 8,188 meters respectively. Similarly, Nuptse, Chagtse, and Pumori are other mountains over 7000 meters above sea level.

EBC Trek equipment lists

Typically, No technical equipment is needed for the Everest trek. But you should have some technical clothing from head to toe. You can buy or hire such clothes for completing the packing list before the trekking starts.

EBC Trek Clothing lists

Basically, the trekking clothes depend on the season. If it is winter, you must pack warmer dresses. If you are trekking in the monsoon, the packing should include rainproof clothes. If it is summer, you can have light less warm clothes.

Trekking footwear

  • Hiking Boots
  • Trekking Boots
  • Gaiters
  • Hiking Socks
  • Warm Thermal Socks

 Body clothing

  • Inner body and leg Thermal
  • Outer Warmer Jacket
  • Base layer Jacket
  • Waterproof Rainy Jacket and Trouser
  • Down Jacket
  • Windproof jacket and pant
  • Fleece type Jacket
  • Trekking Shirts
  • Sports Underwear

Headwears

  • Sun Hat
  • Warm Beanie
  • Warm Scarf

Trekking Gloves

  • Inner windproof Thermal gloves
  • Outer Gloves

Other trekking gears

  • Trekking Bag
  • Duffel Bag
  • Light Day Bag
  • Small Waist Money Purse
  • Sleeping Bag (optional)
  • Trekking Poles
  • Headlight
  • Sunglasses
  • Water Bottle
  • Towel
  • Toilet Papers
  • Waterproof Bag Cover
  • Lock for Bags
  • Lip Gloss
  • Sunscreen

Everest Base Camp Trek for beginners

Our EBC trekking package is also perfect for beginner trekkers as well. We have designed it in such a way that a novice trekker can easily complete the trekking.

All our trained and certified guides assist you during trekking. They make your dream come true.

We assure you that you will reach the base of the world’s highest mountain and return safely. We are always in contact with you during the trekking period. So, you can get instant help if you need it.

We also customize the private Everest base camp trip. If you wish, we can customize this too as per your required itineraries.

Please, read other Everest Trekking FAQs as well.

How crowded is the Everest Base Camp trek?

During the peak seasons like autumn and spring, the Everest trek route from Lukla to its base is crowded. The tea houses are full of visitors. But, in winter and monsoon, the trail would the free of crowds.

However, this trekking destination is one of the most tourists engaged destinations in the world.

Do you need to be trained for the Everest base camp trek in 2023?

No, you do not need to be a trained trekker for completing the. It is a moderate trekking destination. But it does not require any technical walking knowledge.

Only a regular exercise man with healthy physical and mental structures is sufficient to join this trekking to the base camp of Mt. Everest.

But, you need to be worried regarding the Acute Mountain Sickness problem because all our guides are first aid trainers. They know everything about high altitude sickness.

If you face a bad health condition, we will even charter the Helicopter to Kathmandu Hospital. But your insurance policy should meet the Helicopter hiring amount.

From where should I hire the Everest trekking gear?

There are lots of trekking gear shops in Thamel, Kathmandu. You can hire your needed trek gear from any gear shop. But, you need to be careful while hiring such equipment.

You must compare the trekking equipment cost. Comparing a gear quality is also important. And you need to check the things carefully whether it is damaged or not.

If you want, we can also join you and visit those shops for hiring the things for your trekking.

What is the weight of the Everest base camp trek backpack?

Rising Adventure follows the Porters’ right terms and conditions. So, a porter can carry up to a 20 kg backpack.

Is single accommodation possible during Everest trekking?

Of course, single accommodation is possible in the Everest region. You can get a single room easily, especially in the lower elevation of the Everest trek. And it may be possible in the higher elevation as well if it is not a peak season.

However, I strongly recommend you not to sleep alone in the higher altitude places of the Everest region. Because it is not safer. But if you still want, we can manage it.

What is the Everest base camp trek age required?

The trekking to EBC does not require any age boundaries. It means, there is no age restriction. Only physically and mentally fit travelers can go to the base camp of Mt. Everest.

It does not matter whether you are young or old. You must have the desire to complete the trek and be able to walk. Then, we will arrange everything for you for completing the entire EBC trekking.

We also offer the Everest base camp Helicopter tour. It is preferable for those travelers who are unable to trek to the base of Mt. Everest but want to see its views once in a lifetime. Similarly, if you have a short vacation, you can also join this Everest base camp Helicopter tour with landing at Kalapatthar.

Is the trekking to Everest base camp safe?

It is a good question to be conscious of before heading on the trek. It is a moderate trekking destination. So, it can be said that trekking to the base of Mt. Everest is safe while comparing to Mt. Everest climbing.

Of course, every year Sherpas and climbers die due to high altitude and bad weather while summiting Mt. Everest. But it is not a climbing activity, it is a trekking to the base camp of the world’s highest mountain.

However, the common cause of death in Everest trekking is altitude-related problems. Therefore, we strongly focus on proper acclimatization, trek preparation, and the correct trekking equipment.

How do you prevent altitude sickness at trekking to Everest base camp?

It is well known that altitude sickness is rather unpredictable. However, we believe on prevention is better than cure. So, we must be careful while preparing for the trek to Everest base camp.

Mental and physical determination is an important factor to reach the foothills of Mt. Everest. You must know about the coming challenges during the trek and be ready to face and fight against those obstacles.

Daily walking habits would be beneficial for trekking to Everest base camp. Similarly, it would be supportive if you have enough days for acclimatization to complete the trek.

While summing up, health and fitness are the mandatory parts of joining the EBC trek.

Is there Wi-Fi at Everest Base Camp?

Yes, there is the availability of Wi-Fi at Everest base camp throughout the entire trekking route. It is reachable sufficiently in the lower elevation while it may not be accessed properly in the higher altitudes areas like in Gorakshep. So, it would be better to buy a Nepal SIM card and buy data for using the internet. That may cost cheaper and the internet speed would be better too.

What happens in case of an emergency?

Rising Adventure gets in touch with the guide and its client every day. If some serious things happen, our guide will try to handle it because s/he is the first-aid trainer and always carry the medical kit with them.

Similarly, our crew members are many. So, one of our members will handle the trekker and take him/her down and take care of him/her if s/he cannot go with the group. And if it is needed, we can charter the Helicopter and rescue you, but your travel insurance must cover the rescue charge.