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: 5,555 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. Lhotse, Nuptse, Changtse, and Mount Pumori, and many other high peaks.
  • Mesmerizing sunrise from Kala-Patthar (5,555 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 

Mount Everest, the Earth's highest peak, resides majestically in the Himalayas with a summit altitude of 29,031 ft 8+1⁄2 in feet (8,848.86 m.) above sea level. In mid-1953, the expedition for submitting Mt. Everest, done by Tenzing Norgay and the British Mountaineer Edmund Hillary, immortalized the land of Nepal as commercial trekking was made very popular. Nepal's East region is the domicile of the trekking trials that tourists come for to experience the most breathtaking views and explore real adventure. Everest Base Camp is a ~150-mile distance in the northeast, whereas Kathmandu, the capital of Nepal, is the city next to it. It lies in the middle of the Khumbu area (Eastern Nepal). Khumbu glacier, which borders the base camp, flaunts Everest, and the charisma around such mountainous landscape makes it the objective destination for trekkers and mountaineers who seek the highest high-altitude adventure.

The trip to Everest Base Camp (EBC) in Nepal is a desire for many die-hard outdoor lovers as it allows them to breathe the spectacular view of the biggest mountain peak and the other nearby peaks. The procession to EBC is a breathtaking quest that usually covers up to 12 days. This pursuit starts from the rugged terrain, heading to very high elevations at the heart of the Himalayas and encounters with resilient Sherpa people who serve as mountaineering experts and provide for every caravan member. Though physically demanding, the walk to Everest Base Camp is an amazing adventure because you will encounter beautiful places every day through small villages, hanging bridges, and the Khumbu Glacier; at the same time, you will get used to the increasing altitude levels.

Besides the Mt. Everest panorama worldwide, it has the highest image at 29,031 ft 8+1⁄2 in feet (8,848.86 m.). For the same reason, you can admire the sunset views of peaks like Mt. Lhotse (8,516 m), Nuptse (7861 m), Changtse (7543 m), and Mount Pumori (7161 m). Even the floras and faunas of Everest are varied and thrilling. These include musk deers, snow leopards, Himalayan Tahrs, and red pandas. In addition, we are privileged to have a lovely view of the Khumbu glacier (4,900 m), the highest one in the world.

EBC trek is a physical challenge and a spiritual and cultural journey, in which trekkers experience Sherpa traditions and visit the holiest monasteries. In short, trekking to the top of the world will challenge your physical ability and boost your spiritual and cultural level, as the journey will take your breath away.

Where is Everest Base Camp, and How Can I Reach it?

In the Nepalese Himalayas lies the Everest Base Camp, which is at a height of approximately 5,364 m (17,598 ft). The journey from Kathmandu to Everest Base Camp starts with either an aerial or land voyage and then a strenuous hike through the picturesque landscapes of the Khumbu region, located in East Nepal.

The flight from Kathmandu to Lukla is the typical pattern by which trekkers also start their route to the Everest Base camp. Lukla Airport, which is the Tenzing-Hillary Airport, is Globally, recognized by the fact that it's a small airport in the world because of its short runaway and high elevation. The flights from Kathmandu to Lukla not only exhibit this because they offer a bird's perspective of these beautiful mountains but also serve as a means of transporting hikers and adventurers to the start of their exciting journey. However, the fight schedule is very susceptible to weather conditions. Hence, it is important to verify on time and embrace the chance of delays.

Alternatively, during peak seasons you can take a road trip from Kathmandu to Manthali, Ramechhap, during these seasons both the airports are highly busy which may consume a lot of time for travelers hence, a road trip would be highly preferable during this time. After that, there would be a flight from Manthali to Lukla; this is to prevent unfavorable weather conditions that might occur during seasons. The flights to Lukla from Ramechhap would be approximately 18-20 minutes if the weather conditions are favorable. However, there is also a domestic flight available from Kathmandu to Lukla. This type of travel features a drivable scenic route through Nepal countryside, with spectacular scenery of mountains, clouds, villages, houses, and paddy fields before finally reaching Manthali Airport. However, even with extra driving time, the road trip lets you see Nepal from an entirely different angle and offers you a new point of view on the geography and culture of the country.

When you arrive in Lukla, the actual initiation of the trekking to the Everest Base Camp comes with it. The trip will normally be 12 or 14 days long, like a round trip. This is for those who go slowly pacing and those who are fast-paced. The path traverses Sherpa hamlets adorned with beauty and surrounded by dense forests of rhododendrons and rugged mountains. It delivers unimaginable views of snow-capped mountain ranges now and then. On this journey, hikers will come across signature sites, namely Namche Bazaar, Tengboche Monastery, and Gorakhshep, the last dwelling place, before moving on to the Everest Base Camp.

The EBC may involve extreme variations of weather conditions and excruciating slopes, and many become physically exhausted after high-altitude exposure. Nevertheless, it is one of the greatest satisfactions when many people who work hard towards their dreams say it was a unique feeling for them. Along the way, there are teahouses and lodges where trekkers can refresh, arrange a heartwarming meal, and catch up on social media with their fellow travelers.

Lastly, for weeks of walking, reaching a campsite lying nest on the glistening glacier below the peak summit of Mount Everest is the ultimate destination for your hiking. The foot of the world's highest mountain is one of those moments in your life that never gets forgotten, even if you manage to stand on it for a few seconds only, ending a journey that could last forever through the Himalayas.

Best Time for Everest Base Camp Trek

The real-time Mt. Everest hiking and the trip to the Everest Base Camp are basically about the weather and road conditions in the Himalayan area. In most instances, the two main trekking periods are the spring before the monsoon and the autumn after the monsoon.

It is believed to be the best Season for trips to EBC from the middle of March to the end of May. The Tibetan plateau enjoys very clear weather during this season, with clear skies and mild temperatures. Hence, this season is quite ideal for trekking. The glorious views of springtime are punctuated by the purple rhododendron forests and other colorful flowers running here and there. Another benefit is that we can usually see very far and see the majestic Himalayan peaks, one of which includes Mt. Everest.

From mid-September to December, autumn is the most convenient third in the calendar for a hike to Mt. Everest. This season parallels the rainless skies, the cool wind, and the big panorama where you can see the mountains. The weather's steadiness and temperatures are usually pleasant, making autumn a preferred destination for trekkers. These tracks are usually drier, and less mud becomes a problem; this makes the excursion enjoyable to the trekkers. Also, the post-monsoon season is a fabulous time of year to behold the sunrise and sunset over the Himalayan mountains when the sky is clear, and the air is pure for the trekkers.

Spring and autumn are certain seasons" for trekking Everest, but be aware that weather can change and temperatures can fluctuate, especially in addition to temperature. Besides the popularity, trekkers should also evaluate other access pathways, crowd levels, and personal preferences to have the best adventure in the Himalayas

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.

Everest Base Camp Trek Difficulty

The Everest Base Camp trek is a trip full of astonishing landscapes, cultural adventures, and outstanding events. But the one issue that most trekkers hate the most is the pain caused by the high altitude of the Himalayas. The trek will last about 14 days and take you through a gamut of terrains and altitudes, including a summit of more than 5,000 meters above sea level.

One of the main difficulties of the Everest Base Camp trek is acclimatizing to the high altitude, which must be done successfully. Hikers will ascend in stages following the trail; the air will get thinner, and the oxygen levels will decrease. A person may develop altitude sickness, ranging from mild symptoms like dizziness and exhaustion to exacerbation if proper assistance cannot be provided. To reduce the risks of altitude sickness, most itineraries consist of rest days planned to allow the trekkers to acclimate to the altitude before their ascents continue. In addition to these excursions, these rest periods allow for visits to surrounding villages, intermingling with Sherpa people, and getting completely involved in the local culture.

Despite the hardships you may encounter at the altitude, a trek to the Everest Base Camp offers views of the world's highest mountain, Mount Everest, and its neighboring summits. The sight of Everest looming over the landscape, with its gigantic and cliff-like structures, is a humbling and breathtakingly majestic experience, making one set high targets and never give up even on the most radical adversaries encountered during the trek. The trek offers trekkers more than the thrill of traversing the glacier: they are also treated to stunning views of snow-capped peaks, glacier-carved valleys, and Sherpa villages dotted amongst the mountains.

Certainly, the Everest Base Camp trek does have its share of hardships, particularly the high altitude and the rough terrain. Still, it is a very rewarding and redefining journey for those who embark on it. Through proper preparation, including physical conditioning, acclimatization, and positive thoughts, climbers can surmount the obstacles and achieve their ultimate goal of standing at the foot of the world's highest mountain, surrounded by the Himalayas' beauty and cultural diversity.

Detail Itinerary

  • Day 01Arrival in Kathmandu (1350 m)
  • Day 02Drive to Manthali, Fly to Lukla (2820 m) or Fly from Kathmandu, and trek to Phakding (2640 m) 4 Hours
  • Day 03Trek to Namche Bazaar (3440 m) 5 Hours
  • Day 04A day at Namche Bazaar for acclimatization and excursion
  • Day 05Move to Tyangboche (3867 m) 5 Hours
  • Day 06Trek to Dingboche (4260 m) 4 Hours
  • Day 07Rest at Dingboche for acclimatization
  • Day 08Trek to Lobuche (4930 m) 5 Hours
  • Day 09Traverse 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
  • Day 01 Arrival in Kathmandu (1350 m)

    It is your arrival day in Kathmandu, Nepal. Nepal Adventure Team receives you and sets you towards your respective hotels. Welcome dinner is organized for you along with the cultural program for refreshment and positive energy for the upcoming trek days. 

    • Meals: Welcome Dinner
    • Accommodation: 3 Star Level Hotel
    • Place: Kathmandu
    • Altitude: 1350 m
  • Day 02 Drive to Manthali, Fly to Lukla (2820 m) or Fly from Kathmandu, and trek to Phakding (2640 m) 4 Hours

    You have 4 and half an hour's drive to Manthali, and a short 18-20-minute flight to Lukla, or we have a flight from Kathmandu directly to Lukla. Lukla is an airport having a short runway. Throughout the flight, you could have a glance over the Himalayas, wild woods, rivers, and valleys. After landing at Lukla airport, a short trek is planned for the day which would be a warm-up as well as an acclimatization period to cope with attitude fluctuation. You walk up to Phakding village on this day and have a cool stay. On the way to Phakding from Lukla, you start to see the Sherpa settlements as well as the fast-flowing glacial Dudh Koshi River.

    • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch , Dinner
    • Accommodation: Tea/House Lodge
    • Place: Phakding
    • Altitude: 2640 m
  • Day 03 Trek to Namche Bazaar (3440 m) 5 Hours

    On the 4th day, you enter the Sagarmatha National Park which is also a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Your trail follows the fast-flowing river Dudh Koshi. Eventually, you reach Namche Bazar for your stay. Namche Bazar is regarded as the last town in the region. 

    • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch , Dinner
    • Accommodation: Tea/House Lodge
    • Place: Namche Bazaar
    • Altitude: 3440 m
  • Day 04 A day at Namche Bazaar for acclimatization and excursion

    A day is separated for acclimatization at Namche Bazar. You can go for a hike to the nearby areas such as Hotel Everest View, National Park Headquarters, Museum, market, monastery, and like. You can observe the lifestyle of local people. Besides, you can just rest and relax by cherishing the view of mesmerizing mountains; Everest, Thamserku, Kangtenga, Kwangde, Ama Dablam, Khumbila, and more

    • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
    • Accommodation: Tea/House Lodge
    • Place: Namche Bazaar
    • Altitude: 3440 m
  • Day 05 Move to Tyangboche (3867 m) 5 Hours

    The hike to Thayangboche from Namche is relatively shorter so trekkers are less affected by altitude difference. Along the way, you pass by mysterious mani-stones and monasteries. You can take blessings from the high priests as well and sleep overnight at camp. 

    • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
    • Accommodation: Tea/House Lodge
    • Place: Tyangboche
    • Altitude: 3867 m
  • Day 06 Trek to Dingboche (4260 m) 4 Hours

    On the way to Dingboche, you are explored pine forests and rhododendron. This place facilitates to have the vista view of Mount Ama Dablam. It offers one of the most up-close views of mountains in the Everest region. 

    • Meals: Brealfast, Lunch, Dinner
    • Accommodation: Tea/House Lodge
    • Place: Dingboche
    • Altitude: 4260 m
  • Day 07 Rest at Dingboche for acclimatization

    One more day at Dingboche is separated for acclimatization in Everest Region. As you utilize your day in Namche, even here you can use this day to hike, observe the locality and bask in the mountain scene with a chilly atmosphere.

    • Meals: Bereakfast, Lunch , Dinner
    • Accommodation: Tea/House Lodge
    • Place: Dingboche
    • Altitude: 4260 m
  • Day 08 Trek to Lobuche (4930 m) 5 Hours

    You take an hour's walk towards Thugla filled with pastures and meadows. Then, you continue to pass by the Khumbu glacier. Further, you spot stone monuments that are placed there on behalf of the mountaineers and climbers. On a clear day, you see the sunrise amidst the White Mountains. 

    • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
    • Accommodation: Tea/House Lodge
    • Place: Lobuche
    • Altitude: 4930 m
  • Day 09 Traverse to Everest Base Camp (5334 m) including Gorakshep, 6/7 Hours

    This day trek is considered to be one of the most challenging parts of the entire trek. Although challenging, the trail will be worth it due to the vista views of high-standing mountains; Mt. Lhotse, Mt. Makalu, Mt.Cho Oyu, Amadablam, Nuptse, and Thamserku. The scene sweeps away all the fatigue. Camp is set up for the night stay.

    • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
    • Accommodation: Tea/House Lodge
    • Place: Everest Base Camp
    • Altitude: 5334 m
  • Day 10 Hike to Kalapathar (5545 m) and descent to Pheriche (4240m) 6 Hours

    On this day you are amazed by the grandeur of the high-standing mountains in Nepal since the views from Kalapatthar are worth imprinting on memory. It is the highest spot you attain during this trek. Kalapathar is the viewpoint to have a breathtaking scenario. 

    • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
    • Accommodation: Tea/House Lodge
    • Place: Pheriche
    • Altitude: 4240 m
  • Day 11 Trek to Namche (3440 m) 6 Hours

    Now you head back to Namche Bazzar bidding goodbye to the mountains. Undoubtedly, you encounter Himalayan flora and fauna like beautiful pheasants and mountain goats. Following the Dudh Koshi, you reach Namche

    • Meals: Breakfst, Lunch, Meals
    • Accommodation: Tea/House Lodge
    • Place: Namche
    • Altitude: 3440 m
  • Day 12 Reach Lukla (2820 m) 6 Hours

    After the long trek and mesmerizing scene, you return to Lukla. Lukla is the spot for the night which was just passed by when we were climbing up.

    • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
    • Accommodation: Tea/House Lodge
    • Place: Lukla
    • Altitude: 2820 m
  • Day 13 Fly back to Manthali Ramechhap, and drive back to Kathmandu (1350 m)

    You return to Kathmandu on a scenic flight to Manthali Ramechhap and drive back to Kathmandu. You have enough leisure time to take a rest after an eye-pleasing trek. Later, you shop for souvenirs in Thamel

    • Meals: Breakfast, and Farewell Dinner
    • Accommodation: 3 Star Level Hotel
    • Place: Kathmandu
    • Altitude: 1350 m
  • Day 14 Next adventure or international flight

    After breakfast, Nepal Adventure Team drops you at the Tribhuvan International Airport and bid a warm farewell with the hope to meet you on your next trip.

    • Meals: Breakfast

Trip Map

14 Days Everest Base Camp Trek map

What's Included

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

Excluded

  • 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  
14 Jul, 2024 - 27 Jul, 2024GuaranteedUS$ 1350
21 Jul, 2024 - 03 Aug, 2024GuaranteedUS$ 1350
28 Jul, 2024 - 10 Aug, 2024GuaranteedUS$ 1350

Useful Information

Tourist Visa Process For Nepal 

Catering to individuals traveling to immerse themselves in Nepal’s rich culture, landscapes, and adventure opportunities. Tourist visas are typically issued for durations ranging from 15 to 90 days, allowing visitors to explore popular destinations like Kathmandu, Pokhara, and the Himalayan trekking routes. Whether you’re on a plan for leisurely sightseeing a thrilling trek, or a spiritual journey, a tourist visa provides the flexibility to experience Nepal’s diverse attractions.

Most nationalities except Indian citizens need a visa to enter Nepal and getting a 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).

For more information, please contact the Department of Immigration.

Your Guide, and Porter/Assistant (Sherpa) During Everest Base Camp Trek

Porter:

While departing on Everest base camp treks, each two-person party usually gets one porter to share. These porters are an essential part of taking away the burden of the trekkers, enabling them to concentrate on the journey and move/climb continuously without the weight of the heavy equipment. It is not by coincidence that they form the core element of a trekking crew, being assigned the role of taking heavy loads from one lodge to another. They provide support to ensure you have a more pleasant trekking experience and contribute to the region's economy by providing local neighborhoods with work.

Assistant Sherpa:

In most cases, the EBC trekkers have a Sherpa assistant along with the porters. Sherpa is a supportive character throughout the trek who handles the logistics, administers the camp, and gives directions along the trail. They are the most important people who watch over the safety of trekkers by attending to their needs, serving food, and offering help if needed. The company can provide additional security and aid, helping trekkers overcome the trail's obstacles safely and with assurance.

Guide / Trek Leader:

Guiding services, together with experienced leaders, are a fantastic option if you need less guidance and a more professional style added to your journey. Such experienced experts provide advice and interpretation as one goes through the expedition, pointing out and explaining all about the destination's cultures, history, and biodiversity. They are well-skilled in traversing safely, assessing dangers, and letting trekkers enjoy themselves and be satisfied. They can contribute greatly to the trekking dimensions by guaranteeing the safety of the participants and, at the same time, providing them with a true understanding of what this place has to offer to the world.

Note: The company accommodates our Porters/assistants (Sherpas) and Guide/ Trek leaders and has full insurance.

Travel Insurance for EBC Trek 

Travelers insurance covering the Everest Base Camp trekking is a security blanket against unseen events, giving you peace of mind and financial protection. Beyond all the hardship we'll encounter on the trek, travel insurance can also cover the medical treatment required for an emergency, whether getting us transferred by a helicopter, which can be very expensive without any insurance. Moreover, travel insurance can protect from trip cancellations, delays, loss of luggage, and other possible interruptions, and it can allow a trekker to enjoy his/her journey fully by not being worried about any unexpected concerns. High-altitude trekking and adventure activity specifically can be excluded from many travel insurance policies since only a specialized policy should cover their specific challenges along this trek.

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

Transportation to the Everest Base Camp

Travelers looking towards Everest Base Camp (EBC) can enjoy various transport services depending on the season. From October to the middle of December, a road trip starts in Kathmandu, where travelers share provided vehicles by the organization to Manthali, Ramechhap; after a long journey to Ramechhap, the flight to Lukla, where you land in the Lukla airport, comforts and settles all of those anticipating the challenge ahead. The return journey will be the same as the journey to arrival, as this is how smooth the experience will be.

For the months of mid-December to September, a nonstop flight to Lukla serves the same purpose and saves you from road travel. In general, the route back is similar to the first trip, allowing travelers with Everest Base Camp expeditions to have an efficient source of transportation throughout the years.

Foods and Accommodations During the Trek to Everest Base Camp

After they arrive in Kathmandu, travelers are accommodated in a three-star hotel. They will enjoy a welcome dinner at an authentic Nepali restaurant. During the EBC trail, trekkers' periodical stays and food choices will be diverse because the hikers must get comfort and sustenance as they advance through the trekking trail. Trekking starts with two nights already spent in Kathmandu so that trekkers don't have to do any more preparations and can relax before the actual trek. This is their chance; all three meals complement each other to give them plenty of energy before they go out and explore for hours.

During the trek, travelers will be provided with three meals a day, which are given on the following menu.

Breakfast: Toast, bread butter, eggs, cornflakes, porridge, tea, pancakes, etc

Lunch - Dal Bhat (rice, vegetable curry, meat curry, lentils, tomato chutney, salad, papad), Thukpa, fried rice, fried potato, Mo: vegetable/chicken soup, fried noodles.

Dinner - Dal Bhat (rice, vegetable curry, meat curry, lentils, tomato chutney, salad, papad), Thukpa, fried rice, fried potato, Mo: vegetable/chicken soup, fried noodles.

Besides these, there are a variety of other food options available. However, you would have to personally pay for those items.

Along the way, trekkers will stay for four nights in Lukla and Namche Bazaar, which can provide them with pleasant rooms attached to their bathrooms and other necessary amenities. This shelter gives trekkers relief from the harsh environment.

Tea houses, the traditional lodging in the mountain area, will be the essential stay for each trekking day, allowing the trekkers to learn more about the local culture. Here, they will have soda, coffee, and hot chocolate in addition to three meals a day: breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Unlike many other types of tourism, trekkers should not rely solely on the service of accommodations along the treks but have to prepare themselves for additional personal expenses like self-charging and getting the hot water flowing during the showers. These small expenses are like the beautiful mountain scenery, tea houses, and warm hosts that give visitors a cozy atmosphere anytime.

After the completion of the journey and the arrival in Kathmandu, travelers will enjoy a farewell dinner of their choice, making room for them to think about their minds on the expedition and commemorate their achievements with other teammates.

Things to Keep in Mind Before Traveling to the Everest Regions

Drinking water

During treks (particularly at high altitudes), drinking water to prevent altitude sickness and dehydration is imperative. Trekkers try to consume around 3- 4 liters of water daily, including tea, soup, and drinking water. Tap and spring water can be found during the trail, but these must be filtered before consumption. Plasticky bottled water may come in handy, but it becomes costly and threatens the natural environment. Using a reusable water bottle or pouch is best; therefore, this should be good for hot and cold water. One can expect to pay between 1$ and 5$ for a bottle of water, especially at higher altitudes like Gorakshep.

Various methods of purification are available to make water safe for drinking. For instance, check the following details:

Boiling Water:

Among the methods, boiling water is the safest to rely upon during high-altitude climbs. It is advised to use the rule' boil and salt' at high altitudes for 3 minutes and add a pinch of salt to compensate for the electrolyte loss. Teahouses normally offer cold water at no extra charge. This water is relatively cheaper than boiled water at around $1 to $2 for one liter or $3 to $10 for larger pots that may be used for larger groups of people. This fee is minor and simply guarantees access to purified and safe drinking water, an essential survival requirement during the rugged hike.

Purification Tablets or Electrolyte Powder:

Trekkers usually use penicillin tablets or electrolyte powder to purify water for hiking trips. Chlorine or iodine tablets are the most widely used, having enough active material in just one tablet to sterilize one liter of water. However, the water dissolves the tablets within 30 minutes and becomes safe for drinking; those who take the tablets may not like the water usually processed this way since it has a certain taste.

On the other hand, powders made with electrolytes represent a more thorough purification alternative. On the other hand, electrolyte powder not only kills the microbes but also replenishes vital minerals like salt, potassium, and magnesium that are critical for maintaining water balance, which, in turn, is important for keeping a trekker healthy and energized during a long and tough trek. The twofold capability of electrolyte powder is why it is the first choice for most mountaineers. It gets rid of contaminants and adds minerals to the drinking water.

UV Light water purifier/ SteriPEN:

The SteriPEN, which is an ultraviolent light water purifier, is undoubtedly what you need whether you are a practical traveler or an environmentally conscious one. This is because of its straightforward, efficient, and eco-friendly way of water purification. Exposing water to UV light for 10 seconds through the SteriPEN process will eliminate harmful elements and keep its flavor. Its simplicity and fast response make it the first method to guarantee a safe water supply during trekking. SteriPEN may be considered an absolute must-have device as it eliminates concerns regarding harmful germs and gives trekkers the freedom to stay hydrated without worrying about the purity of water.

Internet and Electricity Facilities in the Everest Region

Electricity facility

Contrary to the region's tough landscape and overbearing weather patterns, the Everest vicinity furnishes trekkers with electricity and internet facilities. In the lower Everest area, including Lukla, Phakding, Namche, and Pangboche, electricity just needs hydroelectric power, where there is free electricity and the internet service is the best. On the contrary, as the trekkers reach the elevation of more than two thousand five hundred meters in Dingboche, Gorak Shep, and Everest Base Camp, the fuel type further changes to solar power.

In addition, in common areas like these higher regions, there are no charging sockets in the single rooms. Conversely, a communal charging spot, usually in a dining area where people should be, is best for charging electronics. Nevertheless, travelers should be prepared to pay the supplementary fee for using these facilities, and the charge differs due to the device type and the specific voltage requirements. For example, an hour of charging a mobile can cost around $1.5 to $5; thus, devices such as phones are responsive to the challenges of the remote region of Everest and its harsh conditions.

Internet service and network

Establishing a connection with family back home, along with friends and work colleagues, is indispensable during the weeks of Everest trekking. They must be sharing important moments and the latest information from their journey. Luckily, with its steady connections, Everest Link ensures a fast internet connection in the whole Everest region.Everest Link Wi-Fi Cards can be easily purchased at lodges on your way to stay connected via Cholang Base Camp, Phortse Tenga, Thame, Pheriche, etc. This provides an avenue for trekkers to stay connected and download their great experiences while trekking to people they love through social media.

Cost of Everest Link WI-FI card:

  • 10 GB = NRP 2000/ 17$
  • 20 GB = NRP 3000/ 25$

Valid for 30 days

In the Everest region, the NCell and NTC cellular service providers both provide networking and internet connections for mountain climbers. Tourists can choose to get NCell and NTC SIM cards from Kathmandu ($1) and Lukla and from outlets ($3- $4). Through the data packages, an online connection to both NTC and NCell networks can be made up to Tengboche, while NTC network compatibility enlarges up to Gorak Shep.

NTC's cell phone service is more frequently used by trekkers because of its stable service and powerful connection instead of NCell. Hence, this VOIP, particularly NTC, is the best choice for users to stay in touch with their friends outside and browse useful online resources while trekking through the magnificent Everest region.

Buy the NCell data package

Dial *17123# and select.

Cost of data package in NCell:

  • 15 GB =10$
  • 25 GB = 12$

(Valid up to 30 days)

Check Balance

Dial*101#

Buy NTC data package

Dial*1415#

Cost of data package in NTC:

  • 14 GB =7$

(Valid up to 28 days)

  • 30 GB = 15$

(Valid for up to 90 days)

Check Balance

Dial *1415#

Document Needed to Buy a Sim Card.

For foreigners = 1 passport-size photo, Passport photocopy, or valid identity card.

For Nepali = 1 Passport size Photo, Photocopy of Citizenship.

Some useful tips to reduce the use of electricity.

  • Extra batteries for the camera.
  • Power bank with 5000-10000mAh.
  • The solar charger and solar lamp.
  • Less usage of a device with low brightness, GPS, and WI-FI off is possible.

Health and Fitness Required for EBC Trek 

To step into Everest base camp, one has to be ready for the hard trials prepared by the challenging grounds and high altitude environment. Do an endurance and stamina workout with regular exercises and strength training before you start trekking so your body will tolerate long hours of walking daily. It remains indispensable to undergo gradual acclimatization by raising one's altitude level to override the body's susceptibility to low oxygen levels that otherwise trigger altitude illnesses. As one adjusts to high-altitude hiking and uneven paths, prior hiking skills and knowledge of this environment become handy. On top of that, it is imperative to observe a proper diet and stay hydrated on the way, as both contribute heavily to your energy levels throughout the trip; hence, they are very important. To sum up, balancing physical preparation and mental endurance and closely watching the body's state are the three major items that help climbers overcome the EBC trek.

High Altitude Sickness

Altitude sickness becomes more acute than 2500m (8000ft) for even strong individuals in mounting elevation. The fast increase in the surroundings' height causes oxygen to become scarce, which gives the body a hard time adjusting. At the height of 5600m, Everest Base Camp (EBC), unlike other places, is not only lacking oxygen, stronger winds, and thinner air but also difficult to breathe.

At this altitude of around 5,550m (Kala Patthar), trekkers may experience some forms of altitude illnesses, including AMS(Acute Mountain Sickness), HAPE ( High Altitude Pulmonary Edema), and HACE(High-Altitude Cerebral Edema). Some symptoms can be mild, like headaches and nausea, but they can also develop into full-blown respiratory and neurological problems. Thus, the trekkers need to acclimate properly, ascend kindly, and understand the signs of AMS, which will help them to have a safe and interesting trek in the high mountain region of Everest.

Early Symptoms of Altitude Sickness

  • Increased breathing.
  • Headache and Restless sleep.
  • Increased urination.
  • Dehydration.
  • Periodic breathing at night as a result of altitude.

Later symptoms

  • Shortness of breath.
  • Respiratory failure.
  • Extreme fatigue.
  • Coma.
  • Cerebral edema.

You can take other precautions to reduce the risk of getting altitude sickness while trekking to the Everest Base camp.

  • Rise gradually and allow for acclimatization periods, e.g., resting thoroughly at a higher altitude for one day before descending to night at lower elevation levels.
  • A note of caution is essential, too, as the level of oxygen decreases with elevation and the scarcity of vegetation during the EBC trek. Avoid alcohol, smoking, or other tobacco products since they worsen dehydration.
  • Stay hydrated at all times by drinking warm water along the way to counter high altitude impacts.
  • Psychologically prepare yourself for the journey and remain in high spirits to enrich the expedition and decrease stress.
  • It is recommended not to use sleeping pills for insomnia management since they can reduce blood oxygen levels and worsen mountain sickness.
  • The altitude sickness symptoms worsen, do not climb higher and go down to a lower altitude.

Required Equipment for Everest Base Camp Trek

Travel documents

  • Airline tickets with the itinerary.
  • Travel insurance policy documents.
  • Valid passport.
  • Copies of passport.
  • Passport-sized photos.
  • Nepalese cash.
  • Travel permits.

Personal First Aid Kit

  • Antibiotics
  • Painkillers, Paracetamol, ibuprofen, aspirin, Nicole
  • Sanitary pads
  • Bandage.
  • Anti-inflammatory spray.
  • Anti-Nausea tablets.
  • Anti-diarrhea pills or power.
  • Altitude sickness tablets.
  • Water purifying tablets or electrolyte powder.
  • Mosquito and Insect Repellent.
  • Salt or anti-leech oil (If traveling in the rainy season, July- Aug)
  • Earplugs

Toiletries

  • Rolls of Toilet paper, wet wipes, and tissue.
  • Medium-sized quick-drying towel.
  • Toothbrush and toothpaste.
  • Hand sanitizer.
  • Sunscreen, lip balm, body lotions.
  • Deodorants.
  • Portable mirror.
  • Shampoo and soap.

Clothing

  • Waterproof trekking shoes/hiking boots
  • Flip-flop slippers/running shoes
  • 2 sets of thermals (leggings and tops)
  • 4-5 pairs of hiking long-sleeve shirts/tops
  • Hiking shorts and pants
  • Fleece jumpers or tracksuits
  • Windproof down jacket
  • Lightweight waterproof rain jacket and pants
  • Neck gaiter, leg warmer, pocket hand warmers
  • 4-5 pairs of quick-dry socks, underwear, sports bra
  • Inner and outer gloves
  • Knitted hat, sun cap, beanie, or bandana
  • Glacier sunglasses, eyeshade

Trekking equipment

  • Waterproof trekking bag of 40-50 liter and Rucksack of duffel bag (if your backpack is not enough for all your items and needs a potter).
  • Reusable water bottle (both hot and cold) of at least 1-2litre.
  • A sleeping bag and sleeping bag liner.
  • Trekking stick/ poles.
  • Crampons (If you are trekking in the winter season, Jan-Feb).
  • LED torch or solar lamp
  • Stuff sacks, plastic bags.
  • Plug adapter, Charging appliances, power bank, batteries.
  • Pocket knife.
  • Travel Wallet.

In Kathmandu, trekkers can either buy or rent trekking clothesand equipment to suit their choice and ease travel for their journey. If purchasing, it is better to write down one extra day for shopping in advance for hiring, which requires giving advanced notice to allow for the preparation before arrival. These efforts enable a reduction in luggage weight and also save time and money.

Thamel, being known for its diversity of shops and markets, has brand-name trekking clothes and equipment at affordable prices. So, it is a convenience for trekkers to use it as they get ready to start their adventure.

Everest Base Camp Permit/Pass Pricing

 

Trekking Permits

Foreign Nationals

SAARC nationals

Nepali citizens

1Khumbu Pasang Lhamu Rural Municipality Entrance PermitNPR 2000 per personNPR 2000 per personNon-applicable
2Sagarmatha National ParkNPR 3000 per personNPR 1500 per personNPR 100
3Tims ( Trekkers' Information Management System)NPR 2000 per personNPR 1000 per personNon-applicable

What is TIMS?

Undertaken jointly by the Nepal Tourism Board (NTB) and Trekking Agencies Association of Nepal (TAAN), the Trekkers' Information Management System (TIMS) is considered an important measure for ensuring the safety and security of trekkers as well as controlling the illegal operations. Under TIMS, companies engaging in trekking must furnish trekkers, with personal information including passport numbers, nationality, contact details, and itineraries. This data is subsequently added to a detailed visitor database which enables an efficient response and effective coordination by all concerned entities in emergencies or such instances when trekkers may be trapped within certain trekking regions.

In the same manner, the TIMS process also covers both the Free Individual Trekkers (FITs) and the trekkers who are assisted by government-approved trekking agencies. The issue in the past has been inefficiency during rescue operations attributed to a less efficient record system. Having this system in place, trackers can trace the missing trekkers within the shortest time possible. Since its introduction on January 1, 2008, TAAN and NTB have already been operating TIMS for trekkers and upholding more safety standards for the trekking process in Nepal.

A Couple of Rules

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

  • Respecting 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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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.