Everest Base Camp Trek

Everest Base Camp Trek - 14 days

Duration
14 days
Max. Elevation
5545m
Group size
Minimum 2 Pax
Level
MODERATE
Transportation
All ground Transportation and domestic flight as per itinerary
Best Season
September to December, February to May
Accomodation
3* Hotel in Kathmandu, Normal tea house Lodge, and separate bed during the trek.
Meals
Breakfast in Kathmandu, Three-time meals included during the trek (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
Starts at
Kathmandu
Ends at
Kathmandu
Trip Route
Lukla - Namche - Tyangboche- Dingboche - Gorakshep - Everest Base Camp - Namche - Lukla

Highlights

    • Take a scenic flight to Lukla.
    • Explore the exciting Sherpa villages of Everest including Namche Bazar.
    • Hike the best mountain viewpoints of Everest viewpoint, Nagarjun Hills, and Kalapatthar to collect the most incredible mountain views. 
    • Visit the biggest Buddhist monastery on Everest- Tengboche Monastery. 
    • Collect the best mountain views including Mount Everest, Amadablam, and more. 
    • Create a lifetime memory with a1trek Pvt. Ltd. 

Everest Base Camp Trek

The Everest base camp trek is one of the most desirable and favorite adventures among wide world travelers, and a dream of millions of people. Everest base camp trekking, is the most popular trekking destination around the whole Himalayas, due to its dramatic scenery. As well as to stand on the foot of Mt. Everest, which is also the base camp of Mt. Lhotse Certainly mesmerizing adventurous trekking, besides its towering peaks the Everest camp route, provides excellent lodges and inns for travelers. Where one can stay overnight in the comfort of nice rooms facing grandeur views of a snowy mountain range.

An enjoyable and exciting country to explore around Nepal, where villages are adorned with age-old cultures and customs. Every visitor is warmly welcomed with wide-open smiles and gets experienced with homely comfort, the traditional heritage of native Sherpa. Everest base trekking, where all travelers can join on this wonderful adventure by choosing the right and perfect itinerary.

A high altitude trek  like Everest Gokyo Ri Trek,  Everest Three Pass Trek, Everest Base camp with island peak climb and many more with few steep ups to encounter, taking slow and steady reaches you at Everest base camp. All trekkers heading higher to Everest base camp must have a few days extra for acclimatization at certain heights. Likewise at Namche Bazaar 3,440 m and in Dingboche 4,410 m / 14,470 feet high. Without acclimatization days, trekkers will face a tough time walking on high-altitude terrain above 3,000 m onwards. However, most days, an enjoyable, pleasant scenic walk to Everest base camp and back to Lukla.
Everest Base Camp trekking involves various features from picturesque views along the walk, amidst impressive culture enriched with ancient heritage. Apart from high altitude and thin air, In Sagarmatha National park covers Everest base camp is a wonderful destination to enjoy and experience a lifetime adventure. Since the climb of Mt. Everest on May 29th, 1953 by legendary late mountaineers Tenzing Norgey Sherpa & Sir Admond Hillary.
The influx of international visitors has increased over a few decades of times. That is why most trail to Everest base camp is well maintained with a proper strong bridge to cross. As well as many good lodges have mushroomed from basic, standard to luxury hotels and resorts.
Where trekkers can enjoy various options for overnight stops at designated villages and settlements. Popular place to overnight stay in Everest region Trek is Lukla, Namche Bazaar, Tyangboche, Dingboche, Gorakshep and Gokyo lake. The main reason for the Everest base camp's popularity is the comfort and good food for trekkers.
The walk from below 4,000 m takes you into the cool shade of a lovely forest lined with tall trees. Lined with rhododendron, magnolia, holly oaks, and pines with birch, silver fir, and junipers. As you reach higher areas, the green vegetation and tree lines disappear for short alpine bushes and shrubs. Adventure to Everest base camp trek leads you around the high Khumbu valley, within the arid and barren mountainous wilderness.

Walking on the rocky moraine to reach Everest base camp, covered in remorseless fields of ice and glaciers. Khumbu Glacier is very popular  Enjoying spout for the hikers who achieved in to The Everest Base camp.  the dramatic scenery enclosed by the giant towering peaks of Lhotse, Nuptse, Lingerie, and Mt. Pumori. The view of Mt. Everest is obstructed by adjoining peaks, but the views of the massive Khumbu Ice-Fall are quite exciting. The best Everest Base Camp Trek 2023 is grand and close views of Mt. Everest from the high rocky hill of Kalapathar. Two hours of steady climb on a steep slope reaches the top of Kalapathar at 5,545 m high. The only spot for the closest majestic views of Mt. Everest and Mt. Pumori, Kalapathar is the highest point of the adventure.


THE ROUTE TO MT. EVEREST BASE CAMP AND KALAPATHAR:

Most trekkers start walks to Mt. Everest base camp trek and the high Kalapathar scenic hilltop from the busy town of Lukla. One of the world’s highest mountainous airports is named Tenzing Hillary airport, a tribute to legendary climbers.
From Lukla walk follows the scenic Dudh Koshi River valley and gorge, lined with nice traditional Sherpa villages. An opportunity to observe the local immense cultures of Buddhism religion adorned with a series of prayer walls and religious monuments.
Every house is adorned with prayer flags called Lung-Ta, which means wind-horse with prayer imprinted. The flags symbolize goodwill as well to wade evil spirits, the walk continues to Phakding.

The main village on route Namche Bazaar where most trekkers heading up spends overnights at Phakding. After the first overnight around Khumbu, the walk leads on a pleasant trail through spread-out villages to cross a bridge reaching Monjo village. The trek continues entering Sagarmatha National Park, the word Sagarmatha for Everest in Nepali and Chomolungma in Sherpa language.
On entering the Sagarmatha National Park, listed as a world heritage site, as walk follow the Dudh Koshi River. Crossing the last high bridge a winding uphill climb brings you to the famous Namche Bazaar. A perfect altitude and an ideal spot for a rest day to get acclimatize, before heading higher ground. Enjoy a rest day, exploring the viewpoints and browsing around the market of Namche, lined with shops and fancy restaurants.

Adventure heads towards higher terrain within the shade of towering mountains facing Mt. Everest, Ama Dablam, and a range of peaks. An exciting walk with a climb into dense woods to beautiful Tengboche Monastery surrounded by high snowy peaks and green forest. Time here for a tour of the monastery interior treasures great arts and religious monuments of Lord Buddha and famous gurus, and saints.
Tengboche is also famous for the colorful festival Mani Rimdu, held in November from 08th to 10th this year 2022. After Tengboche on the high trail to Everest base camp, walk through Pangboche the last permanent village of eastern Khumbu. The walk leads to the scenic wide Imjatse valley where the Dingboche settlement is located enclosed by high snow peaks. A lovely place to add another rest day to explore its high hills for excellent views of nearby peaks.

Everest Base Camp Location and History:

There are two Base Camps, the endpoints of hiking or trekking Everest. The North Base Camp and south base Camp. Southern Base Camp lies in Nepal, which is the ending point of the most famous trek. The Northern Base camp lies in China and can be accessed via a roadway. But reaching the Nepalese side requires you to trek for days. Nepal side Everest Base Camp is much more popular for trekkers. Sir Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay Sherpa used the Southern Everest Base Camp to keep their gear. The point was chosen as it was easily accessible to non-mountaineers. Everest Base camp was born when the mountain was looking for a place to store supplies at the base of the Mountain. Nowadays, the same point where the first Mount Everest climbers kept their gear is an endpoint of the Everest Base Camp.

For a maximum of 4-8 people is very great and for Everest Base camp Trekking  Everest Gokyo Ri Trek, Everest Everest Luxury Trek, or any Other Trekking will be only with local transportation from the airport to the airport in Kathmandu and Ramechap before and after the trek. The walk is pleasant and not overly difficult, from Dingboche on the high trails to Everest base camp. The gain in altitude makes the trek slower within thin air as the walk leads nearer to the main destination. Staying overnight at Lobuche, a small settlement with several nice lodges facing grand views of Nuptse peak. Next day adventure heads towards the main highlight of the trip at Everest base camp. Walk follows on a rocky path above Khumbu glacier to Gorakshep; situated on a glacial valley, at the base of Kalapathar Hill. The adventure continues towards the east from Gorakshep to Everest base camp, enjoy the close views of staggering towering peaks. Standing beneath the world's highest Mt. Everest and close to the notorious Khumbu ice-fall and Khumbu glacier. After an enjoyable exciting moment, return to Gorakshep for the last overnight within the shadow of Mt. Everest. Early morning a climb of a few hours to Kalapathar Hill top rewards stunning close views of Mt. Everest. Enjoy the jaw-dropping views of giant peaks that surround the high Kalapathar within the close front of Mt. Pumori. On completing the major highlights of the adventure return journey downhill to Pheriche, Pangboche, and Tengboche. The walk follows the same route to Namche Bazaar and then back to Lukla for the last overnight halt. Next early morning a smooth scenic flight takes you to Ramechap and Manthali airports. An exciting drive of 4-5 hours brings you to the hustle and bustle of city life in Kathmandu. After an overwhelming experience and great adventure on Everest base camp trekking. 

Everest Base Camp Trek Difficulties:

 Everest base camp treks a moderate adventure till Namche Bazaar, walking on a pleasant and well-defined trek. The walk leads to a long winding climb of a few hours to Namche Bazaar, the trail is wide and easy to trek. The only difficulties and hard is due to the high altitude and thin air, that is from Tengboche onwards. Necessary few days are required for acclimatization before reaching higher terrain and to Everest base camp. The main tough day is the climb to Kalapathar Hilltop, a steep-sided slope where altitude gains rapidly. Making the walk slower, and having few refreshing stops will overcome the difficulties. The rest of the walk on the return trek to Lukla is pleasant as you lose much elevation day by day. The best seasons for Everest Base Camp Trekking: The best season is spring starts from March to May when days are much longer with enough sunlight hours. The right time for wildflowers in their seasonal bloom, especially the rhododendron, the national flower of Nepal. Days are bright and sunny but can get cloudy in the late afternoon, cold morning, and nighttime. Expect rain and snowfall sometimes around high elevation. The next best season is autumn/fall starts from September to November. Most days are fine and clear for views and walks, but short days are due to sunlight hours. Cold in the morning, late afternoon, and night times, and chances of snowfall sometimes. Interested people can trek during the winter times of December to February, most days are fine and clear. But days are shorter due to minimum sunlight hour and s, could get snowfall sometimes. 

The Distance of Everest Base Camp Trek: 

From Lukla to Lukla is 43 k.m. / 27 miles. Total distance covers 86 k.m. / 54 miles. The above mileage does not cover the extra walk to Kalapathar which is approx. 4 k.m. one way. The surface distance from Kathmandu to Lukla is 366 k.m. and the flying distance is 138 k.m. Taking only 30 to 35 minutes. From Ramechap flight takes 20-25 minutes only. Trekking Guide: The trekking guide provided by Adventure One, are veterans and experts in trekking areas. Having good knowledge of local culture, history, and flora/fauna, with basic medical training and First Aid course. All our guides are Licensed and approved by the Nepal Government Tourism Department. Our guides are fit and healthy for all types of treks around the Himalayas. 

Everest Base Camp Trek Cost:

Everest Base Trek cost varies as per the itinerary days chosen as well 
depending upon the number of trekkers. EBC Trek Costs a minimum of 2-3 people for 11 nights and 12 days, Trek to Everest Base camp Cost US$ 1,355/- per person. 
(Not counting the hotel accommodation and meals in Kathmandu).

Everest Base Camp Package Cost:

This package cost includes trekking with 3-course meals of breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Accommodation is included throughout the trek. The price does not include meals and accommodation in Kathmandu.
The trip cost package also includes trekking permits and national park fees.
The trek is accompanied by an Adventure A One expert and Licensed guide with strong and Healthy porters to carry the heavier baggage.

The trip cost includes transfer to and from trekking as per the size of the group.
The Everest Base camp Trek cost for one person is USD $ 1355/-
The Everest Trek cost For 2 people in the USD. $ 1210/-  
Cost for 3 people for trek to EBC Cost is UD $ 1180/- then up to 6 people will cost US $1120/- per person. 
The above cost includes a three-star Standard Hotel in Kathmandu with Breakfast. 

The Everest Base Camp Trek entry permit is necessary so, all citizens of people around the world have to pay some cost to enter Sagarmatha National park. For Foreigners, it cost NRS 3390/- per person. Residents of SAARC (South Asian Association Regional co-operation). NRS. 1695/- and For Nepali people permit Cost is  Rs. 115/-

Note: Everest Trek for Sagarmatha National Park permit cost is free for Children under 10 years of age. 



Important Note

Everest Base Camp Trek is a lifetime achievement for travelers. Once you travel to Everest Base Camp, a lifetime dream is fulfilled. If you prefer to join with a fixed departure Group, you could click on the Fixed Departure date set by Adventure A one Treks team. If our fixed departure date is not suitable for you, you can make a private trip. Please inform us to create a customized departure date for your group.

Trip Itinerary

Upon your arrival at Kathmandu international airport, the A1 Trek representative welcomes you and will help you to transfer to the hotel. You can then take a good rest in the hotel. Later you can explore around yourself if interested. 

  • Accommodation: at a 3-star category hotel on a twin/double sharing basis. 

With an early morning flight, you will be arriving at Lukla airport. At Lukla, meet the porters before starting the trek. The route to Phakding is an easy one. Just keep on your eyes as the finest views of Kusum Kanguru can be collected. Phakding is a small settlement in the Dudh Koshi river bank. Enjoy a comfortable night's stay at the Phakding teahouse.

  • Food: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner Included. 
  • Accommodation: at a local teahouse on a twin/double sharing basis

Start the day with a good breakfast. Get into Monjo then enter to Sagarmatha National park- the home to the greatest Himalayan flora and faunas. The dense forest of blue pine, deodar, rhododendron, and more. On a clear day, you can also catch the first glimpse of Mount Everest on the way up to Namche Bazar. After six hours of trek, you will be reaching Namche Bazar- which is also famous as the Sherpa capital. Namche is the home of famous mountaineers. You will be staying two nights at Namche before heading up. 

  • Food: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner Included. 
  • Accommodation: at a local teahouse on a twin/double sharing basis.

After breakfast, you will be hiking up to Everest viewpoint to collect 360 views of the mountains. The viewpoint offers stunning views of the Himalayas including Mount Everest. Later in the afternoon, you can explore Namche Bazar or can take a good rest in your hotel. 

  • Food: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner Included. 
  • Accommodation: at a local teahouse on a twin/double sharing basis.

After spending two amazing nights at Namche Bazaar, you will be trekking Tengboche this day. The route to Tengboche is fascinating as it covers the greatest views of Everest, Ama Dablam, Lhotse, Nuptse, and more. Tengboche is the village with the biggest Buddhist monastery in Everest. Make sure to visit the Tengboche monastery. Later in the evening, you can collect a greater view of sunset in the Himalayas. The overnight will be at a local teahouse.

  • Food: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner Included. 
  • Accommodation: at a local teahouse on a twin/double sharing basis.

Start the hiking after breakfast. The route to Dingboche is mostly uphill where you will be crossing several suspension bridges and local villages. One of the best villages you cross on the day is Pangboche village which offers greater views of mount Ama Dablam. Occasionally, this section offers the spotting of snow leopard and Himalayan musk deer too. Located at 4410 meters above sea level, Dingboche is a small settlement, where you will be spending two nights. 

  • Food: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner Included.
  • Accommodation: at a local teahouse on a twin/double sharing basis,

After breakfast, take a short hike to Nagarjun hills. It is the vintage point to collect the best views of mount Ama Dablam, Lhotse, Labuche, and more. Then retrace back to the lodge and spend the day taking a good rest. 

  • Food: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner Included. 
  • Accommodation: at a local teahouse on a twin/double sharing basis.

Enter the valley of dusted snowed grasslands, you can enjoy the greater views of Amadablam, Lhotse, Pumori, and more along the way. Labuche today’s overnight place is a small Sherpa settlement with a few teahouses around. Take a good sleep with the excitement of getting to Everest base camp the next day. 

  • Food: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner Included. 
  • Accommodation: at a local teahouse on a twin/double sharing basis.

On the most exciting day, you will first trek to Gorakshep for three hours. You will then have your lunch there. Post lunch, leave your bag packs and start the hike to Everest base camp with some essentials (day pack, water, camera, and some chocolates). It takes ninety minutes to get to base camp from Gorakshep. Enjoy the moments, collect the memories and leave a footprint at Everest base camp. Then retrace back to Gorakshep for the night. 

  • Food: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner Included. 
  • Accommodation: at a local teahouse on a twin/double sharing basis.

Early morning, get to Kalapatthar to collect the best sunrise view. Kalapatthar is actually the better place to see closer views of Mount Everest. And collecting the sunrise view at Kalapatthar is the best experience of the whole trek. You will then get back to Gorakshep for the breakfast, before taking the way back to Pheriche. You will be following the same way back to get to Pheriche. You will be spending your night at one of the many teahouses at Pheriche. 

  • Food: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner Included. 
  • Accommodation: at a local teahouse on a twin/double sharing basis.

The easy and pleasant way. Although the distance is a bit longer, the route is mostly descending. You will be crossing the familiar village of Pangboche, Tengboche before getting back to Namche Bazar. At Namche Bazar, you can go to the café to enjoy the good coffee and the fresh bake. 

  • Food: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner Included. 
  • Accommodation: at a local teahouse on a twin/double sharing basis.

Retrace the same way back, that you have followed up. Get the final glimpse of mount Everest, enjoy the stunning trails, and wish good luck to the trekkers going up. At Lukla, you will be saying goodbye to your porter as well.

  • Food: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner Included. 
  • Accommodation: at a local teahouse on a twin/double sharing basis.

After collecting all the greatest memories of the trek, today you will be flying back to Kathmandu. From Kathmandu airport, you will be transferred to the hotel where you can take a relaxing rest. 

  • Food: Breakfast Included. 
  • Accommodation: at a 3-star hotel on a twin/double sharing basis.

With all the finest memories, today you will be flying to your next destination. Our representative will be transferred to Kathmandu airport. With the hope of seeing you again in Nepal, we will be saying bye for this time. 

  • Food: Breakfast Included. 

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Includes

    • Airport pick up and drop off by a private vehicle 
    • Hotel in Kathmandu at a 3-star category on a twin/double sharing basis. 
    • All the entrance fees, and the permits needed for the trip. 
    • Domestic flight (Kathmandu to Lukla and Lukla to Kathmandu). 
    • An experienced English-speaking guide and his all expenses during the trekking.
    • Porter(s) during the trekking and their all expenses.
    • Food (Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner) during the trekking 
    • Teahouse accommodation during the trekking. 
    • Guide and porter insurance. 
    • All the government taxes and the company service charge. 

Doesn't Include

    • International airfare, Travel insurance, Nepal visa fees 
    • Food in Kathmandu. 
    • Extra charges of WIFI, hot shower, boiled Hot/ and cold water, and electricity to charge the devices during the trekking.
    • Laundries and beverages 
    • Tips for Guide, Porter, and Driver

Complimentary

    • Trekking Map of Everest Region
    • Welcome and welfare Dinner in Nepali cultural dance shows the restaurant
    • A1trek company logo print T-shirt
    • Trekking Certificate of a1trekking company name with a stamp.  

Frequently Asked Questions

Everest Base camp, there are two base Camps for Everest Trekking. South Base camp 5,365m is Nepal and North Base Camp 5,150m is in Tibet side. Most people talk about Everest Base camp from Nepal Side and it is more famous for hiking and trekking in Nepal.  So Everest Base Camp Trek is a legendary trek in the world. It is discovered on the eastern side of Kathmandu.

Nepal has more than 90 ethnic groups, within that, Sherpa people are more to connect in mountains. Similarly, Everest region more people are Sherpa, Rai, Tamang, and others. Sherpa is a mountain climber and they help people to take their dream destinations like peak climbing, Mountain Trekking, and other Adventure Activity.

Normally, Everest Base Camp Trek takes about two weeks for doing trekking. So the sky distance from Kathmandu to Everest base camp is about 155km, but for trekking, people fly to Lukla, and the trek starts from there. The walking distance from Lukla to Everest Base camp is about 72 kilometers which will take around 11 days with 2 acclimatization days.

There are several ways to reach Everest base camp. While you are planning to go to Everest Base Camp Trekking per day you need to walk 6/7 hours. But someday will be longer means there will be a final destination. but if you want to do a long time for acclimatization, in this case, it will be a shorter walk and stop in a closer village. 

For the Everest Base camp Trek the price are so different on your choice of services, if you want luxury Service it cost high and for Normal Service, like no guide and porter just buying a flight ticket and going by yourself cost almost 7/8 hundred Dollar. For a normal package trip, it cost $1150/- and more to till your choice of services if you want to do a Helicopter flight it cost more!!

Yes, Everest Base Camp Trek is possible for all aged people. Bit elderly aged people can do Helicopter Trek or tour and physically fit people can Trek up to Everest Base Camp. However, people can reach The Everest Base Camp

You will get all kinds of food on the trekking route, nowadays most of the western food menu is available. There is more to Tibetan, Italian, and Mexican food but if you want to have healthy food better to Have Dal Bhat. Dal Bhat means traditional food of Nepal and it includes many varieties like Lentils, Grains, Spices, mixed veg Curry, plain Rice, Papad,  and many more. 

Yeti is an Abominable Snowman who has big feet and lives in the Higher Parts of the Himalayans like Nepal. As I heard people saw Yeti in Everest Region, Dhaulagiri Trekking route. It seems to be a myth but still old local people say the yeti is an ape-like creature taller than an average Human believed to be in the Himalayan Mountains.


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Made it in march 2017. Just perfect... Great organisation, great guide, great landscapes Just have to profit from your hollidays. Thanks Ajeeb

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