Everest Base Camp Trek in Nepal
Good to Know
- Duration 12 Days
- Trip Grade Moderate
- Destination Nepal
- Start at Kathmandu
- End at Kathmandu
- Max. Altitude 5545 m
- Max. Group Size 1-16
- Nature of Trip Trekking
- Best Month Spring/Autumn
What To Expect
- Mt. Everest Base Camp
- Views of Mt. Everest, Mt. Lhotse, Mt. Makalu, and other peaks
- Kalapatthar Peak
- Sagarmatha National Park
- Lukla Airport
- Tengboche Monastery
- Sherpa tradition and culture
- Natural flora and fauna
The Everest base camp trek in Nepal is a wonderful trip package that every trekker wants to go on. This trek takes you to the foothills of Mt. Everest. It is the highest mountain in the world with an elevation of 8848.86 meters above sea level.
In order to reach the base camp of Mt. Everest, you need to have a short and scenic flight from Kathmandu to Lukla. It is a trek starting place. So, after reaching there, your actual trek begins.
During trekking, you can see the fabulous views of Mt. Everest and other mountains over 8000 meters, such as Mt. Lhotse, Mt. Cho yu, Mt. Makalu, and others. The towering snowcapped peaks can also be seen very gorgeously.
After reaching the Everest base camp, you will have a short hike to Kalapatthar peak as well. Because Mt. Everest can not be seen from its base camp but it can be seen very closely and vividly from the Kalapatthar. That's why this Everest base camp trek in Nepal package includes the Kalapatthar hiking.
Besides, the major Sherpa highlands, Sagarmatha National Park, Tengboche Monastery, natural flora, and fauna are other attractions of the trekking to Mt. Everest base camp.
At last, Rising Adventure provides the best and quality service at a competitive price. We respect your hard-earned money. Our priority always goes to save and secure you while traveling with us.
We provide the experience and authentic licensed trekking guide who belongs typically to the mountain region. For more information, you can contact us at any time or even via WhatsApp at +9779841645135. You can get detailed information through this link as well.
Today, after having your breakfast, you will have a short and scenic flight from Kathmandu to Lukla. You can see the wonderful mountain views from the window of an airplane. After reaching Lukla, the trek begins. It goes to Phakding village for spending a night.
Today, you are going to the major Sherpa highland of the Khumbu region. It is Namche Bazaar. This is like a city, full of facilities where everything can be bought. The trail goes through the Sagarmatha National Park in the beginning while going to Namche Bazaar from Phakding. So, you can see beautiful flora and fauna.
This day is reserved for the acclimatization day. So, you can spend this day by exploring the Bazaar or hiking to Sagarmatha National Park Museum and Syangboche Airport. You can even go to Everest View Hotel for exploring the mountain views including Mt. Everest.
This is the second-largest Sherpa village in the Everest region. This place is popular for the Tengboche Monastery. It is the largest Tibetan monastery in the Khumbu region. From there too, you can explore the fabulous mountain scenarios.
The trail takes you to Dingboche today. It is another small village that showcases majestic mountains like Thamserku, Ama Dablam, Cholatse, Island Peak, Lhotse, Nuptse, etc. It takes almost 6 hours to reach Dingboche from Tengboche village.
This is another day for acclimatization. You can spend this day by visiting the village or going hiking to Nakarsank for seeing the gorgeous Lobuche Peak.
The trek moves on through the forest of Juniper in the beginning. Then it ascends sharply towards the Lobuche village. En route, you can witness rows of stone monuments that were built in memory of six Sherpas who died in avalanches.
It is a little bit tiring walking day because the trekking path is steeply ascending. Besides, you are going to the base camp of Mt. Everest as well as your final destination. So, after reaching Gorak Shep by crossing the Lobuche glacier, you will leave your backpack at the Tea House and join the hiking activities to EBC. From there, you can uncover the mesmerizing sceneries of Mt. Nuptse, Mt. Lobuche, Mt. Barutse, and other mountains including the farsighted views of Mt. Everest.
This is a short, but the hardest hike because you are going to summit the Kalapatthar peak. It is a viewpoint for looking at the golden sunshine over the mountains. From there, you can observe the closest views of Mt. Everest, Mt. Makalu, Mt. Lhotse, Mt. Ama Dablam, Mt. Nuptse, and so many others.
Then you will go down to Gorak Shep, have breakfast and move on your feet towards Pheriche.
Today, the trail goes through the forest of Juniper. After reaching Orso, you will retrace the previous ways to Namche Bazaar.
The trek retraces the previous ways and takes you to Lukla.
In the morning after having breakfast, you go back to Kathmandu by following the previous airways.
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- International Airport pick-up and drop-off service
- Domestic Airport pick-up and drop-off service
- Flight fare from Kathmandu to Lukla to Kathmandu
- Trekking permit and TIMS card
- Community fees
- Three times food during trekking
- Seasonal fruits
- Accommodation during trekking
- Government license holder trekking guide
- All the government taxes
- International fight fare
- Travel Insurance
- Food and accommodation in Kathmandu
- All kinds of drinks while trekking
- Other things that is not included in the "Cost Includes" section
Everest Base Camp Trek in Nepal 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.