Good to Know
  • Duration 14 Days
  • Trip Grade Moderate
  • Destination Nepal
  • Max. Altitude 5,545m/18,192ft
  • Max. Group Size 10
  • Nature of Trip Everest Trek
  • Best Month March, April, May, Sept, Oct, Nov

What To Expect

  • Get closer to Mt. Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse, Ama Dablam, and others
  • 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 teahouse 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

An Overview of Everest Base Camp Trek 2023/2024

Reaching the base camp of Mt. Everest is not trekking only. It opens various opportunities to explore miracles, such as the 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.

Before preparing the schedule for trekking, we suggest you read our EBC Trek review pages and recommendations to build up trust with our company.

Furthermore, the EBC trek 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 base camp trek packages, you can contact us at any time. We can customize the trip for the trending 12 days or more as per your requirements.

Itinerary
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Everest Base Camp Trek Itinerary

We have designed the Everest Base Camp Trek Itinerary in an advanced way concerning acclimatization very seriously. Though it is customized as the 14 days of the EBC Trek itinerary, the trekking days are only 12 days including the rest days as well. It includes all the interesting places that lie in the Everest region.

  • Accommodation3 Star Hotel
  • Maximum Altitude1300 m

After your arrival at Tribhuwan International Airport in Nepal, our representative will pick you up and transfer you to the Hotel. Please, find your name card in front of the Airport arrival terminal.

  • AccommodationTea House
  • MealsBreakfast, Lunch and Dinner
  • Maximum Altitude2,651m/8,700ft

In the morning, after having your breakfast, you will have an almost 30-minute scenic flight to Lukla from Kathmandu. During the flight, you can see the views of mountains including Mt. Everest through the window.

From Lukla, your actual trekking begins.

Note: From October to November, the flight to Lukla will be held from Manthali Airport, Ramechhap due to the air traffic.

  • AccommodationTea House
  • MealsBreakfast, Lunch and Dinner
  • Maximum Altitude3,438m/11,280 ft

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 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 can get the Sagarmatha National park permit, which means 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.

  • AccommodationTea House
  • MealsBreakfast, Lunch and Dinner
  • Maximum Altitude3,440m/11,284ft

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.

  • AccommodationTea House
  • MealsBreakfast, Lunch and Dinner
  • Maximum Altitude3,870m/12,694ft

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.

  • AccommodationTea House
  • MealsBreakfast, Lunch and Dinner
  • Maximum Altitude4,410 m/14,300 ft

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. 

  • AccommodationTea House
  • MealsBreakfast, Lunch and Dinner
  • Maximum Altitude4,410 m/14,300 ft

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 viewpoint, known as Nakarsank.

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

  • AccommodationTea House
  • MealsBreakfast, Lunch and Dinner
  • Maximum Altitude4920m/ 16142 ft

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. 

  • AccommodationTea House
  • MealsBreakfast, Lunch and Dinner
  • Maximum Altitude5170 m/16,961ft

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.

  • AccommodationTea House
  • MealsBreakfast, Lunch and Dinner
  • Maximum Altitude4,288m/14,070ft

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, Cholatse, and others. After taking 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. 

  • AccommodationTea House
  • MealsBreakfast, Lunch and Dinner
  • Maximum Altitude3,440m/11,280 ft

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 isolated villages like Samdrung and Warsha. 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.

  • AccommodationTea House
  • MealsBreakfast, Lunch and Dinner
  • Maximum Altitude2,800m/9,186ft

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

  • Accommodation3 star Hotel
  • MealsBreakfast and Farewell Dinner
  • Maximum Altitude1300 m

Today you will have the early morning flight to Kathmandu by retracing the previous airways over the Everest range. After reaching Kathmandu Domestic Airport, you will be transferred to the hotel.

  • AccommodationBreakfast

Today, you are going back to your home country. So, our representative will take you to the Airport almost 3 hours before your flight schedule. 

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Inclusions
Cost Includes
  • Airport picks up and drops off by private vehicle (International & Domestic)
  • Tea House accommodation during the treks
  • Domestic Flight tickets from Kathmandu to Lukla to Kathmandu (June to September & December to February)
  • Domestic Flight tickets from Ramechhap to Lukla to Ramechhap (March, April, May, October, & November)
  •  Only 15 kg of luggage with a handbag is allowed to carry in the domestic flight
  • 3 meals a day (Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner) during the trekking period
  • Seasonal fruit
  • Trekking Permit, Local Community Fees, Trekkers' Information Management System (TIMS) card for trekking
  • Authentic licensed, English-speaking trekking guide
  • Strong Porter
  • Duffle Bag (must be returned after completing the trip)
  • Sport T-shirt/Cap of Rising Adventure as a souvenir
  • First Aid Kits
  • Trek Complete Certificate with your photo
  • Government taxes
  • Farewell dinner at one of the typical Nepalese restaurants with a traditional dance

Note: Our guide and porter are fully insured.

Cost Excludes
  • Nepal arrival visa fee
  • Travel Insurance
  • Hotel in Kathmandu
  • Tips for Guide & porter
  • All kinds of drinks and personal expenses

Note: We organize the Kathmandu sightseeing tour.

Route Map
Everest Base Camp Trek Map
Things to Know

Mt. Everest was first climbed in 1953 by Sir Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norge Sherpa from New Zealand and Nepal respectively. Since their climbing succession to Mt. Everest, the Everest base camp trek has been 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 rhododendrons, junipers, and other floras add further charm to the trekking.

Everest region is outstanding with its awestruck surrounding sceneries of mountain ranges. As you traverse the Khumbu region deeply, you will be surprised by the 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 trek to the base camp of Mt. Everest starts only after the short scenic flight from the capital city of Nepal i.e. 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.

Pro tips before you move on your Everest Base Camp Trek

    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 trekkers who already have been to the Mt. Everest region. This would be very helpful for you in collecting the ideas prior to the Mt. Everest base camp trek. Please, find the link for the Everest trek preparation tips.

    Travel documents are the most important things, you must pack before heading out on the trek to Everest base camp. For e.g. your original passport, your Everest base camp trek permit, your TIMS card, and so on.

    We also recommend you do travel insurance. This will protect you in case of emergencies like illness during the trek to Everest base camp, 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 trek 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 trek in Nepal in 2023/2024 through the trekking agencies would be the safest way. It avoids the risk of taking a 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 flight back. 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 2023/2024 easily.

    Everest Base Camp 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.

    The best teahouses for trekking to the base camp of Everest 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 at a 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.

    Everest Base Camp Trek Best Season

    Mt. Everest trek 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 the 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 Everest trek 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 EBC trek 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.

    However, please go through below about weather conditions of every month of the year;

    Everest Base Camp Weather in January:

    In Nepal, January is the mid-winter season; thus, it is one of the year's coldest months. Regarding Everest Region, the maximum temperature reaches 4C in the daytime, and the temperature may drop to -18C at night. Therefore, only by hearing about the temperature, one can easily guess that the weather is freezing cold. But the advantages of the month are that all the mountains at the base camp are covered with snow, and the days are pretty sunny, clear, and cloudless.
    If you are considering coming to EBC in January, think twice. In case you are coming, it would be great if you were well equipped.

    Everest Base Camp Weather in February:

    Throughout much of the time in Nepal, the month of early February remains cold, well ahead in the month the mercury upsurges. Because it is the finale of the winter season, and that time the temperature slowly begins to get warm from the second week. Well, talking about the temperature of the Everest region, the maximum daytime temperature is 4℃; meanwhile, the minimum temperature in February goes down to -15°C at night. So, if you are thinking about the trek this month, pack warm insulating clothing and sleeping bags. And the days usually remain visible with few clouds in the late afternoon. However, it lies in the mountains at a high altitude, so be prepared.
    However, the trek might offer some surprisingly pleasant days later after a month. Skies are also likely to clear, with little humidity blocking the mountain views.

    Everest Base Camp Weather in March:

    The weather in the Everest region is unpredictable. Sometimes, the temperature might drastically decrease, while the temperature might increase at other times. Coming towards the weather of March, the spring season starts, and the weather appears to get warmer day by day compared to February. The average maximum temperature of daytime is around 7C, and the temperature may drop to -12C minimum at night time. During this month, the temperature increases considerably after sunrise; thus, you will be greeted by sunny and bright treks. However, the temperature drops dramatically only at night. Thus, the temperature in the Everest region will vary significantly between night and day.

    Everest Base Camp Weather in April:

    In Nepal, the month of April lies in the middle of the spring season. Also, April is considered one of the ideal months for the EBC Trek. During this month, the temperature in the day is about 10C, whereas it might drop to a minimum of 5C at night.
    Many trekkers also claim that April is the best time to summit Everest. Similarly, you can see numerous tented camps at base camp where climbers are waiting and acclimatizing for good weather to summit Everest. Thus, the month of April is highly recommended for Everest Base Camp Easy Trek.

    Everest Base Camp Weather in May:

    As we know, after spring and the season of summer comes, May acts as the transition period of the two seasons. During this month, days are warmer, and the temperature rises to 22 degrees Celsius, while at night, the temperature falls dramatically and reaches almost 0 degrees Celsius in Everest Region.
    As mentioned earlier, the weather at the Everest base camp is not predictable. The weather during May might increase up to 15C, and the min temperature may drop to 0C. This month the pre-monsoon starts, so there are rare chances of snowfall. Rainfall with a thunderstorm can occasionally obstruct the majestic views of the surrounding. So be prepared in advance for the twist and turns that occur in the Everest Base Camp Trails weather. Because of the monsoon, the trail can make it slippery and muddy. Thus, we say that the weather plays a vital role while traveling.

    Everest Base Camp Weather in June:

    In Nepal, June, August, and July lie in the rainy season, also known as summer. They said the monsoon blows from the southeast and brings rain to the country. However, the rain might differ from one to the other area. At this time, the temperature might drop slightly due to frequent rainfall. But the humidity rises and makes the heat muggy. Thus, many people are not planning the EBC trek.
    Speaking of temperature, the average maximum temperature is around 16°C in the daytime; meanwhile, at night, the temperature drops to around -1°C. However, the temperature might change during monsoon. Therefore, we recommend you wear a layered and waterproof outer layer.

    Everest Base Camp Weather in July:

    Another beautiful monsoon month is July. During this month, there is excess rainfall; thus, the trail gets wet, and the weather even gets hotter and more humid. Because of the rainfall, the trail might get muddy and slippery. Thus, July is not a good month for the best trek to Mt. Everest. But it is not impossible to do if you have more days to fly in and out of Lukla as there are high chances for the flights to be canceled from/to Lukla because of the weather condition.
    Talking about the temperature, the average maximum temperature in the EBC is about 18C in the daytime, whereas at nighttime, the temperature may drop down to 2C. Therefore, we recommend you wear clothes in layers and the outer layer of your clothes must be waterproof, as it rains a lot.

    Everest Base Camp Weather in August:

    As we said a couple of times, August is the month of Nepal’s monsoon. During monsoon season, there is more rainfall; thus, trekking during this time is not regarded as suitable. However, the end of August starts the season of autumn. Therefore, it would be great if you started your 14 days trek to the base camp of Mount Everest at the end of August.
    Moving towards August’s temperature, the average temperature during day time is about 18C, while the minimum temperature reaches about 2C at nighttime.

    Everest Base Camp Weather in September:

    September marks the end of the monsoons in Nepal. Generally, during this time, the temperature also rises around 23°C, reaching highs of 26°C and dropping to an average min temperature of 19°C. Nested between the peak seasons, September is an excellent time to visit if you want to avoid the main tourist period while still enjoying some excellent weather. At Everest Base camp, the maximum average temperature this month reaches 17C in the daytime, while the minimum temperature drops to 1C at night.
    Also, the best Everest Base Camp Trek in September is extremely suggested because most days are full of sunshine.

    Everest Base Camp Weather in October:

    October is the second autumn month and is considered the best time of the year for trekking to the Everest Base Camp. Compared to other months this month, the crowds of national and international people are high, and it is also the busiest time in this trail.
    Speaking of that, during this month, the average maximum temperature reaches 12C during the day; the minimum temperature drops to -5C at night. Thus, during this month, the temperature is neither too hot nor too cold, so most people plan to trek to the Everest base camp in October.
    Also, the best Everest Base Camp Trek in October is much suggested.

    Everest Base Camp Weather in November:

    Winter is definitely for the more experienced and adventurous trekker. November marks the end of autumn and begins of winter; during this time, the temperature slowly decreases day by day. However, November's Everest Base Camp Trek is still a decent period. The days are commonly full of sunshine, and the stable temperature of the daytime is about 6C.
    Whereas the lowest temperature of the Everest Base camp in November can decrease to -10C at night. During this time also, many people join the best trek to the base camp of Mt. Everest, and a few of them also recommend it.

    Everest Base Camp Weather in December:

    Well, we talked about the 11 months. Now the final 12th month of Nepal is in December. It marks the beginning of the winter season in Nepal. The temperature in Everest Base camp drops every day in December.
    The maximum average temperature during the daytime is about 4C, while the minimum temperature may end up to 15C at night. However, the day is sunny as in October, and they remain foggy. However, sometimes they might also remain clear and have good visibility. On the positive side, there are fewer trekkers on the trail and lodges while traveling here. The EBC Trek is also viable in December and recommended; you need to hold up a little bit of the cold.

    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 trek 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 of 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 trek starting place of Everest base camp 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;

    The Cost of Tea House

    This is one of the factors that affect 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. A 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, shared 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 cost for the trek to the Everest base camp. It means if you share a room with another, the cost would be cheaper.

    Besides, the accommodation cost for the Mt. Everest base camp trek 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.

    The Cost of food

    Food is another affecting factor for the Everest base camp 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 you want 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.

    Everest Base Camp Trek Permit Cost

    You need to buy two kinds of permits to join the trek 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 and 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 the capital city, 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 the trek to EBC. 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 Everest base camp trek. He can carry up to 20 Kg. Normally in every trek, 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 the capital city of Nepal and return.

    Everest Base Camp Trek Equipment Cost

    The trek equipment cost also affects the overall trek cost. But the price for Everest base camp trek 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 Mount 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 an 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 trek cost for Mount Everest base camp 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 base camp trek 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 trek 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 the Everest base camp due to the lack of proper acclimatization.

    Therefore, Rising Adventure strongly suggests the trekker be well acclimatized to avoid 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 Mount Everest advanced base camp trek 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 trek 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 Mount 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 base camp trek 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 trek if you come back to the capital city of Nepal 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.

    Everest Base Camp 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 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 for the detailed Everest base camp trek.

    From Tengboche Monastery too, you can see very nice views of Mt. Everest and other neighboring peaks. 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 the foothills of Mt. Everest trek. 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 clothes for the trek to Everest base camp depending 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 Rain Jacket and Trousers
    • 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 Base Camp Trek FAQs as well.

    Everest Base Camp Trek FAQs
    • Rising Adventure follows the Porters’ right terms and conditions. So, a porter can carry up to a 20 kg backpack.

    • 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.

    • 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.

    • 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 when compared 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.

    • 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 the Everest base camp. Similarly, it would be supportive if you have enough days for acclimatization to complete the trek.

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

    • 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.

    • 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.

    • It is a moderate trekking trail. So, you do not need to have previous trekking experience. But having fitness physically and mentally is required. However, the daily normal walking activity may help go to Everest Base Camp Trek.

    • The Everest Base Camp Trek is neither difficult nor an easy trail. Though it’s a long day trekking trail, you need to walk almost 5-6 hours a day. People who are used to normal walking and jogging as well as hiking; they might find this trek easy.

    • The highest altitude of the Everest Base Camp trek is 5500m at Kalapatthar whereas the lowest altitude is 2600m at Phakding. It is one of the trekking trails over the greatest elevation in the world.

    • Acute Mountain Sickness is called AMS in short form. It’s a kind of altitude sickness. During the Everest Base Camp Trek, there are some chances of getting sick if you are not fit enough. However, we have designed our itinerary to be sensitive to this sickness. The acclimatization days are enough to fight with AMS. But you need to drink plenty of water as well. If some illness happens, you need to tell your guide, who helps with first aid at first and takes you down to another lower elevation area. If it is serious, our guide informs us, and then we send the helicopter from Kathmandu and rescue you as fast as it is possible and take you to the hospital.

      To be clear, your travel insurance must cover the expenses for the helicopter rescue. Otherwise, you need to be responsible for yourself.

    • Generally, it costs almost USD 1357 per person for a full package for 1-16 days of Everest Base Camp trekking. However, it depends on the group size and the trekking days you want to spend. The big size can get more discount whereas the small size can get the less discount.

      Apart from it, we optimize the two sorts of trekking i.e. the full board trek package and the service trek. The former includes breakfast, lunch, and dinner, and the permit and entrance fees of the trekking area. On the other hand, the latter does not include the very things. It means you need to pay for everything yourself except the guide and porter's salary. However, it depends on a person-to-person habit of eating and budget.

      For more details, you can go through the cost including and excluding the EBC trek.

    • It depends on you. If you buy the full package, you can eat 3 times a day such as breakfast, lunch, and dinner during your trekking. But for the drinks and other things like mobile charging, hot water bathing, etc in the higher elevation; you need to pay yourself. For this package, you need to be prepared with almost USD per day.

      Besides, if you buy the guide and porter only, you need to pay yourself for everything like breakfast, lunch, and dinner costs, and the lodge's rent. For this EBC trek service package, you might be prepared with almost USD 35 per day.

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      I am an experienced business and tourist traveller, and I've organised trips myself and via tour companies over many years,  I am just SO impressed by the services offered by Rising Adventure which is owned and operated by Chandan.  In fact I cannot recommend this company HIGHLY enough!!!  

      My adult daughter and her friends booked via Chandan about 4 years ago for a trek.  Based on their positive experience, we decided to utilise this company again.  During this trip there were five in our group; three doing a trek and two including myself who wanted to travel in part separately and more broadly,   Chandan managed to work out affordable and excellent options for us all.  We had some days together, then apart covering the different interests and then back together again.   His coordinated efforts which we arranged in advance meant tbat I could literally sit back and relax and know that everything was taken care of.  This included pickup and drop off from airports,  hotels, busses, domestic airlines etc..and a number of meals were also included.  Rising adventure's services also included help with various unexpected problems eg money issues for our ongoing trip to India, problems with busses I had arranged separately, not to mention a delicious and very special "goodbye" dinner with -Chandan personally, his delightful wife and our lovely trek guide the night before our departure from Kathmandu.  

      If you are looking for brilliant service at a VERY reaonsable price, Rising adventure is the company for you.   This is so highly recommended!

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