Trip Details

  • Destination: Nepal
  • Trip Difficulty: Moderate
  • Trip Style: Trekking and Tour
  • Transport: Private Vehicle / Aeroplane
  • Food: Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner
  • Accommodation: Hotel + Tea House Lodge
  • Group Size: 1
  • Max Elevation: 5,554 m

Highlights

  • Sense of accomplishment to reach the base camp of the tallest mountain in the world - Mt.Everest (8848.86 m)
  • Panoramic views of the eight-thousander peaks – Mt. Everest, Mt. Cho Oyu (8150 m), Mt. Lhotse (8516 m), and many other high peaks.
  • Mesmerizing sunrise from Kala-Patthar (5,545 m), the highest point of the Everest base camp trek.
  • Exhilarating flight experience to Lukla airport – the famous airport with a short runway.
  • Famous trekking trail crafted with verdant forests, soothing Dudhkoshi River, suspension bridges, and enchanting cascades.
  • Exploration of Sherpa culture and settlements like Namche Bazaar – a major trading center of the Khumbu region.
  • Enjoy the wilderness of Sagarmatha National Park, a UNESCO-listed world heritage site.
  • Mani Trails creates a spiritual atmosphere and well-being for trekkers.
  • Exploration of the highest glacier – Khumbu Glacier and Khumbu Icefall.

Everest Base Camp Trek Overview 

Everest Base Camp Trek, also known as the EBC trek, stands as one of Nepal’s premier trekking adventures. Located in the Khumbu region north of Nepal, this voyage culminates at the base camp of Mt. Everest, an apex in mountaineering. For over 14 days, trekkers navigate through the breathtaking landscapes of the Sagarmatha National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, encountering diverse flora and fauna.

The 14-day EBC trek presents a moderately challenging expedition, containing steep ascents, descents, and some serene strolls amidst the Himalayas. A perfect fit for travelers with good physical stamina and fitness, this trek promises to leave you with an unforgettable experience and a lifelong memory amidst nature’s most beautiful wonder.

Beginning with a scenic and thrilling flight from Manthali Ramechhap or Lukla, the EBC trek’s itinerary leads adventurers to Kala Patthar, which stands at an altitude of 5,545 meters, and the base of Mount Everest at 5,364 meters. Along the journey, trekkers are treated to mesmerizing views of prominent peaks like Mt. Everest, Mt. Cho Oyu, and Mt. Lhotse.

Throughout this journey, travelers are surrounded by the renowned hospitality of the Himalayan Sherpas, immersing themselves in the rich culture and norms of the region. Passing through the Sherpa villages like Lukla, Dingboche, and Namche, trekkers have the opportunity to adapt and engage with their unique livelihood and traditions. En route, trekkers also visit the revered Thyanboche Monastery, a spiritual sanctuary and significant landmark in the Everest region.

Did this raise your curiosity about this adventure? Look no further. Nepal Adventure Team offers Everest Base Camp Trek packages at a competitive price, along with tailored group packages, several secure payment methods, and other optional services. For those seeking a touch of luxury, we also have the Everest Base Camp luxury trek package available.

What is Everest Base Camp, and How it Can Reach?

Mount Everest, the highest peak in the world, has two base camps, each positioned on the opposite sides of the mountain, serving as a starting point for the climbers taking on a challenging journey to the summit.

The South Base Camp is at an elevation of 5364 meters within Nepal’s Khumbu region, this side of the base camp from across the globe. They are often revered as the starting point where Sir Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay Sherpa started their journey. This base camp is accessible with an 8-12 day trek. The adventure begins with a brief flight to Lukla, leading through some of the lush landscapes of Sagarmatha National Parks and the vibrant Sherpa settlements.

The North Base Camp is nestled at 5150 meters in Tibet, China, offering a distinct trekking experience. Starting from the Tibetan town of Zhangmu, this journey surpasses high mountains across the Tibetan plateau. Despite its allure, the North Base Camp is comparatively less visited due to its complex permit system.
Both base camps serve as crucial acclimatization points for mountaineers and climbers striving to conquer Mount Everest's formidable summit.

Can Anyone Embark on the Journey to 14 Days EBC Trek?

Embarking on the 14-day Everest Base Camp trek offers a remarkable opportunity to immerse yourself in the rich culture and stunning landscapes of the Himalayan Sherpas. You might also be curious about the trek's difficulty level. With ample physical fitness and preparation, this challenging journey can be accessible to anyone.

Despite having yet to gain any prior trekking experience, you can prepare for the journey by engaging in several activities like jogging or multi-day hiking. Age is not a barrier in this case. Individuals of all ages can take part in this thrilling adventure. However, travelers must possess good physical fitness and stamina to undertake this adventure.

During this 14-day itinerary, trekkers will cross high-suspension bridges, make steep ascents and descents, and encounter various challenges along the way. However, it is advisable to seek medical advice, particularly if you have a fear of heights, to ensure a safe journey. Informing us of any concerns during booking will allow us to provide necessary assistance tailored to your needs.

To fully enjoy the trek, you should be capable of walking 4-5 hours daily for 11 days with a lightweight daypack. Consulting a doctor beforehand, especially if you have pre-existing medical conditions, is advisable due to the trek's altitude, with the base camp at 5,364 meters.

Yet beyond physical fitness, mental preparedness is equally crucial for overcoming challenges such as difficult terrain and adverse weather conditions. Maintaining a calm and resilient mindset enhances the overall experience, allowing you to fully savor the journey amidst the awe-inspiring beauty of the Himalayas.

What Preparedness Does One Need to Hike the Everest Base Camp?

Taking on the EBC trek includes several challenging terrains and the high altitude of the Himalayas in Nepal. To continue this journey with ease, it is essential to stick to a fitness routine beforehand. Travelers should aim to walk for at least 4-5 hours daily for over 11 days, carrying around 5-6 kg on the back. Starting with early preparations like this will allow you to build up your physical strength and endurance gradually. You can also forge onto activities like workouts, jogging, cycling, short-day treks, and multi-day hiking. Practicing these with a similar weight on your hiking days will help acclimate your body to the demands of the trek.

Investing in high-quality trekking equipment and gear is crucial. Ensuring you have appropriate clothing, backpacks, sleeping bags, trekking poles, and sturdy trekking shoes is also very important. Testing these gears during short/ local hikes will help you identify potential issues before taking the EBC trek.

The trek cost typically covers all the expertise of a professional trekking guide, so it is practical to familiarize yourself with the basic knowledge of first aid, acclimatization, altitude sickness, and water purification methods. This preparation will ensure thatyou’re equipped to handle any foreseen circumstances that might arise during the trek.

Before taking on this journey, you should ensure the travel arrangements are in order. This also includes ensuring the validity of your passport and maintaining any necessary visas required for international travel to Nepal. It would help if you also considered secure travel insurance specifically altered for high-altitude trekking in the Everest region. This coverage should encompass medical emergencies, accidents, loss, and theft, providing peace of mind throughout your adventure.

Important Notes for Everest Base Camp Trek

  • It’s highly recommended to train physically before the start of the trek as it involves a few challenging walks up to Base camp.
  • Weather in the mountains is unpredictable so there could be the chance of flight delay or even cancellation. Be calm and kindly do as the trek guide tells you.
  • Provide us with a passport photocopy which we need to book the domestic flight to Lukla and back to Kathmandu.
  • During the busy season, there won’t be a direct flight to Lukla from Kathmandu. You have to drive 4-5 hours early in the morning to Ramechhap to fly to Lukla. There won’t be day or evening flights to Lukla as the high winds in the mountains make the flight difficult to fly.
  • You can buy Wi-Fi cards in Lukla and Namche for USD 25 for 30 days. We can’t ensure a good connection due to bad weather conditions.
  • You have to pay an extra $1 to $3 for battery charging and $3 to $5 for hot showers.
  • You must get travel insurance for your safety on the trek as mishaps can’t be foreseen.
  • Porters carry a maximum of 20 kg so pack your bag lightly with necessary goods at the foremost. Have to hire porters if baggage exceeds the limit.
  • Airlines baggage allowance is 15 kg per person. Have to pay an extra penny for the excess baggage if any.
  • Hot drinks and cold beverages aren’t included in the package. Breakfast, lunch, and dinner will be provided during the trek while only breakfast is included in the Kathmandu stay; excludes lunch and dinner.
  • Bring some cash with you and don’t rely on ATMs as you may need additional cash to buy extra beverages not included in packages, clothing, energy bars, or shopping in Namche.
  • Always remember to stay hydrated on the trails. Drink plenty of water to oxygenize your blood in the body.
  • Never rush on the trekking trails and trek at your own pace as it helps to cope with air pressure and changing environment.
  • Enjoy your once-in-lifetime journey to Everest base camp.

EBC Trek Altitude Sickness and Acclimatization

The Everest Base Camp trek is a high-altitude journey through the majestic Himalayas of Nepal, starting from Kathmandu at 1350 meters and climbing further to Lukla at 2800 meters. As trekkers ascend along the designated EBC trek itinerary, the altitude gradually rises, increasing the risk of altitude sickness or AcuteMountain Sickness (AMS).

Low oxygen levels and reduced air pressure at higher elevations usually trigger AMS. The probability of experiencing AMS symptoms intensifies with increased altitude. Therefore, maintaining a slow ascent is the key to moderating AMS risks.

Recognizing the symptoms of AMS, like headaches, vomiting, shortness of breath, dizziness, loss of appetite, and disrupted sleep, is crucial. If any of these symptoms arise, you must communicate with your guide quickly. To proactively prevent AMS, the Everest Base Camp trek itinerary incorporates acclimatization days at higher altitudes. These rest days allow trekkers to adapt gradually to the escalating altitude.

Opportunities for accommodation are provided throughout the entire 14-day trek, including excursions to Everest View Hotel at 3,962 meters during the Namche stay and climbing Mount Nagerjun at 5,100 meters in Dingboche. These activities aid in preparing the body for the challenges posed by the increasing altitude, ensuring a safer and more enjoyable trekking experience.

We recommend the following measures to prevent acute mountain sickness.

  • Ascend slowly and steadily. Take your time with the trekking trails.
  • Drink plenty of water to stay hydrated on the trail.
  • Proper acclimatization is the most effective.
  • Avoid the consumption of alcohol, tobacco, and cigarettes while on the trek.
  • Do exercises and light stretching before the start of the trek?
  • A Balanced diet and healthy food should be taken.

 

Best Way to See Mt. Everest without climbing

Outline Itinerary

  • Day 1Arrival in Kathmandu (1350 m)
  • Day 2Drive to Manthali, Fly to Lukla (2820 m) or Fly from Kathmandu, and trek to Phakding (2640 m) 4 hours
  • Day 3Trek to Namche Bazaar (3440 m) 5 hours
  • Day 4A day at Namche Bazaar for acclimatization and excursion
  • Day 5Move to Tyangboche (3867 m) 5 hours
  • Day 6Trek to Dingboche (4260 m) 4 hours
  • Day 7Rest at Dingboche for acclimatization
  • Day 8Trek to Lobuche (4930 m) 5 hours
  • Day 9Traverse to Everest Base Camp (5334 m) including Gorakshep, 6/7 hours
  • Day 10Hike to Kalapathar (5545 m) and descent to Pheriche (4240m) 6 hours
  • Day 11Trek to Namche (3440 m) 6 hours
  • Day 12Reach Lukla (2820 m) 6 hours
  • Day 13Fly back to Manthali Ramechhap, and drive back to Kathmandu (1350 m)
  • Day 14Next adventure or international flight

What's Included

  • Airport pick-up and drop by private car
  • Welcome and farewell dinner at a typical Nepalese restaurant showcasing traditional music and dance
  • 2 nights standard hotel in Kathmandu on twin sharing and BB plan basis
  • Kathmandu to Ramechhap by Toyota Hiace (Sharing Vehicle) 
  • Ramechhap to Lukla, and Ramechhap both-way flight ticket 
  • 11 nights of teahouse lodge accommodation throughout the trek
  • 12 days full board meals: 13 Breakfast, 12 Lunch, and 13 Dinners for the entire trek (One main course/Item) 
  • Daily seasonal fruit salad during the trek
  • An experienced, English-speaking, government-licensed, and qualified trekking guide (leader and assistant) as per the group requirement
  • A Strong Local Sherpal (Porter) sharing between 2 people 
  • All the staff's expenses like flights, salary, food, accommodation, equipment, and insurance, are included
  • Sagarmatha National Park entrance fee
  • Khumbu Pasang Lhamu Rural Municipality (Local Government) entry fee 
  • TIMS (Trekkers Information Management System) Card
  • Nepal Adventure Team (NAT) T-shirt and certificate of appreciation
  • Optional supply if necessary: sleeping bag, down jacket, duffel bags (requires to return after trek)
  • Everest Base Camp Trek route maps
  • First Aid Medical Kitbag
  • All the government VAT and local taxes
  • Nepal visa fee and international flight
  • Extra drinks; alcoholic and non-alcoholic
  • Personal expenses such as phone bill, chocolate, bakery items, battery charge, laundry, hot shower, and porter to carry your bag 
  • Extra accommodation and meals behind schedule
  • Travel and rescue insurance
  • Tips to guide and staff

PRICES & DATES

Trip DatesStatusPriceNote  
21 Apr, 2024 - 04 May, 2024GuaranteedUS$ 1350
24 Apr, 2024 - 07 May, 2024GuaranteedUS$ 1350
28 Apr, 2024 - 11 May, 2024GuaranteedUS$ 1350

Useful Information

Passport and Visa

Most nationalities except Indian citizens need a visa to enter Nepal and getting Nepal Visa is the easiest one as you can get it by visiting nearer Nepal Embassy/Consulate in your country or you can get it upon your arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu. You have to bring 2 passport-size photos, a valid passport, and visa fees in cash (USD is preferred).

Tourist Visa Fees: 3 days transit visa – Free of cost

15 Days – 30 USD

30 Days – 50 USD

90 Days – 125 USD

For more information, please contact the Department of Immigration.
Kalikasthan, Kathmandu
Tel: 00977-1- 4429660 | 4438862 | 4438868 | 4433934
E-mail: [email protected].
Website: http://www.nepalimmigration.gov.np/

Means of Transport

14 days Everest base camp trek transportation is all-inclusive in packages. We offer a private vehicle service for airport pick-up and drop at the time of arrival and departure at the International Airport. We offer cars, jeeps, minibusses, or Toyota Hiace depending on the group number. Everest base camp trek packages also include a domestic flight to Lukla and back to Kathmandu.

Travel Insurance

Travel insurance must be done when traveling abroad as misfortunate can’t be forecast. So it’s highly recommended to do travel insurance that will cover all the expenses in case you need to be rescued, medically assisted, or lost or stolen belongings during trekking to Everest base camp.

Note: You must bring your travel documents since our insurance companies don’t insure foreign nationals.

Foods and Accommodations

The 14 days Everest base camp trek cost includes all the meals provided during the trek to Everest base camp, and only breakfast will be provided during a stay in Kathmandu. Generally, traditional Nepalese (rice, lentils, curry, and pickles), Tibetan, Continental, Indian, and other cuisines are available on the menu of lodges/teahouses. The Everest base camp trek package offers welcome and farewell dinners in Kathmandu.

You’ll stay in the best standard hotel in Kathmandu. The room will be twin sharing basis. The accommodation will be simple yet comfortable lodges during the Everest base camp trek. Toilets and bathrooms will be shared by all trekkers.

Note: Single room will be available on special request with extra bucks.

Health and Fitness Required

The Everest base camp trek is moderate. You don’t need previous experience but we would highly recommend beginning preparations before the start of the trekking by jogging, multiple-day hiking, and cycling since the Everest base camp trek itinerary includes steep ascent, descent, and crossing high suspension bridges, and villages.

If you have any pre-medical conditions, let us know when booking the Everest base camp trek package.

First Aid Kit/High Altitude Sickness

Everest base camp trek is high-altitude trekking in the Himalayas of Nepal. The maximum height gained will be 5,545 m, Kala Patthar so there is a high chance of altitude sickness. So Nepal Adventure Team strongly suggests having your first aid kit and knowledge about Acute Mountain Sickness (AMS).

The Everest base camp trek itinerary includes acclimatization at Namche and Dingboche and slows walks with regular stops to prevent AMS. Gaining altitude without proper acclimatization is fatal.

Your Guide and Porter

We, Nepal Adventure Team provide trained and professional guides and porters. They do have an extensive and deep understanding of the places they lead and trek so that they can wonderfully and safely lead you without obstacles on the way.

They have been certified and licensed after 45 days of extensive training. They are fluent in English languages and even many of them know another language. They have received high altitude training and first aid training for the safety of our guests at high altitude and emergencies if any.

All our staff, guides, and porters are well-insured. They are our backbone. Our porters are always well-equipped with the gear they need. Porters are allowed to carry 25 kg maximum. Our porters are paid well and provided essential services during the trek.

Best Time to Travel

The best times for trekking to Everest base camp is spring (March to May) and autumn (September to November). The weather is warm and pleasant. The views and visibility are clear and stunning.

The winter (December to February) is cold but with adequate warm clothes, you can trek to Everest base camp. The monsoon (June to August) rains heavily making the trails get muddy and troublesome. So it is less visited time.

Precautionary Note:

The history of trekking is long in Nepal so the itineraries can be modified and moderated making the hike easy and slow. Don’t rush and enjoy as there will be plenty of time. The guide will keep track of you all the time. It might be a bit harder or a bit colder but you will get used to it.

Trip Specific Safety

Our guide will be always there for your safety and will look after your valuables. At the same time, you must be equally careful. Secure your important documents and money by carrying a wallet and belt. There will be facilities of safety deposit boxes in your hotel where the lock is recommended before passing the luggage.

A Couple of Rules

We highly recommended not possessing or using any illegal drugs as it is intolerable. The law respects the local people and their culture. In such a case, the group will be expelled.

Responsible Tourism

We, Nepal Adventure Team being a tourism stakeholder believes that we are equally responsible towards the local people and the surrounding environment. Our clients also do play an essential role by

  • Respecting the local laws, customs, and beliefs.
  • Always ask permission before doing something local or consult with the leader.
  • Keep the area the same as you found wherever you go, and properly dispose of rubbish.
  • Supporting local skills to encourage positive sides of tourism.

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Beyond the summit, 14 days EBC Trek explores the wonders with a full board meal at an excellent hotel and tea/house lodges assisted by a local expert Sherpa guide on 24/7 service. Find the best deal by talking with a tour operator at +977 9851234322; free cancellation is available.

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Client Reviews

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    Rating Review by: Luca Rossi, Italy

    Journey to the roof of the world!

    Trekking to Everest Base Camp was an unforgettable experience that exceeded all expectations. The rugged beauty of the landscape, with its snow-capped peaks and sweeping valleys, left me in constant wonder. Meeting fellow trekkers from around the globe and sharing stories under the starlit sky created a sense of memory that made the journey even more special.

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    Rating Review by: Mia Chang, China

    Epic Adventure in the Shadow of Everest

    As a nature enthusiast, trekking to Everest Base Camp was a bucket-list item I'll cherish forever. The trail's twists and turns revealed ever-changing vistas of unparalleled beauty, while the bond among fellow trekkers fostered a sense of community amidst the vastness of the Himalayas.

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    Rating Review by: Peter G, Slovakia

    Amazing Experience with Well Organize Company

    We spent amazing times in Nepal with the best-organized activities. Thank you very much for everything.