Everest Base Camp Hike/Tour-Distance, Cost, Itinerary, In Nepal

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Introduction To  Everest Base Camp Hike/Tour In Nepal

The Everest Base Camp Hike/Tour allows you to see Kathmandu, Nepal’s capital city, which is home to seven UNESCO World Heritage Sites: Patan Durbar Square, Swayambhunath Temple, Pashupatinath Temple, Kathmandu Durbar Square, Boudhanath Stupa, Bhaktapur Durbar Square, and Changunarayan Temple.

We will only visit a few of the sites due to time constraints. As you travel around Kathmandu Valley, you will discover that it is a multi-ethnic, multicultural, and multi-religious tolerant valley populated by friendly people.

Before reaching Everest Base Camp, the Everest journey will take you through traditional villages, thrilling suspension bridges, rugged roads, numerous mani-walls, prayer wheels, and monasteries.

You’ll see some of the world’s highest mountains, icefalls, and glaciers while hiking the paths. The following morning, after thoroughly enjoying your Kathmandu Valley tour, you will take a flight to Lukla.

Our journey begins in Lukla and ends in Phakding. Because you’ll be acclimating, today’s hike will be brief. The full-day trip will begin the next day, with a journey from Phakding to Namche Bazaar, the Everest entrance.

Because this is the first day you will see Everest from the trek paths, your trip to Namche will be unforgettable. You will pass the famed Hillary Suspension Bridge just before arriving in Namche Bazaar.

For acclimatization, you will spend one day in Namche Bazaar. We shall not, however, be idle. We’ll go to Hillary School and a few monasteries, including Khumjung Monastery, which is said to be home to yeti-scalp.

Namche is a bustling market with a plethora of gear and souvenir shops, as well as Wi-Fi-enabled cafes and restaurants.

We climb up to Tengboche after an acclimatization day at Namche, the Everest gateway, with views of Ama Dablam (6,812m), Lhotse (8,516m), Everest (8,848m), Nuptse (7,816m), and more.

The walk will continue from Tengboche to Dingboche, Khumbu’s summer capital. Dingboche is also known for its one-kilometer-long stone wall, which was built to protect crops from wild animals and the freezing wind.

Everest Base Camp Hike
Destination: Everest Base Camp Hike (Source: Visit Himalaya Treks)

We’ll spend one more day at Dingboche acclimating, taking in the vistas of Mount Lhotse (elevation: 8,516m/27,940ft), Ama Dablam (elevation: 6,812m), and Island Peak (elevation: 6,812m) (6,189m).

From Dingboche to Lobuche, our adventure continues. We ascend the moraine left by the Khumbu Glacier till we reach Thukla and eventually Lobuche.

You will pass a memorial dedicated to those who did not succeed in this difficult terrain before arriving in Lobuche. The ninth day will be particularly thrilling because you will be approaching Everest Base Camp.

We depart Lobuche for Gorak Shep, crossing multiple glaciers, icefalls, and the Army Mountaineers Memorial along the way. We leave our belongings in Gorak Shep and begin our ascent to Everest Base Camp.

From the base camp, you will finally be able to see vistas that are out of this world. Snow-capped mountains may be seen all around you, towering tall and proud. We descend to Gorak Shep after taking in the sights from Everest Base Camp and spend the remainder of the day with a happy heart.

The next day, we get up early in Gorak Shep and travel to Kala Patthar Viewpoint (5,555m) to see the sunrise over Mount Everest and the surrounding mountains. This is also the trek’s highest point. We return to Gorak Shep after viewing the sunrise from Kala Patthar and then hike to Pheriche.

Our journey back to Gorakshep has begun. We cross the Imja Khola Bridge from Pheriche to Tengboche. We’ll go from Tengboche to Namche Bazaar the next day.

As you approach Namche Bazaar, you will feel as if you have returned to a bustling bazaar. You will return to Phakding after spending a night in Namche. You’ll depart Phakding the next day and arrive in Lukla.

Your trek comes to a conclusion at Lukla. The final night of your walk will be spent in Lukla, in the trek region. You will fly from Lukla to Kathmandu the next morning.

We will pick you up from your hotel on your departure day and transport you to Tribhuvan International Airport for your travel home.

If you book this trek with us, we will make sure that everything runs smoothly from the time you arrive at Tribhuvan International Airport to your hotel stay, trek period, and return flight. To attend the hike briefing, we ask that you arrive in Kathmandu by 3 p.m. at least one day before the departure date. We will inform you about the journey during the trek briefing. We’ll also double-check your belongings to make sure you have all you need for the voyage. We also advise our customers to extend one or two days to their trip because flights from Kathmandu to Lukla or Lukla to Kathmandu may be delayed owing to inclement weather. If you add one or two days to your trip, you will not miss your international flight home.

Highlights Of  Everest Base Camp Hike/Tour In Nepal

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Destination: Everest Base Camp Hike (Source: Adventure Bound Nepal)
  • Pashupatinath, Swayambhunath, Boudhanath, and Durbar Square are all UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Kathmandu.
  • Sagarmatha National Park is a UNESCO World Heritage Site in the Everest region.
  • Syangboche is one of the world’s highest airports.
  • Local Sherpas’ culture and way of life, including the Khumjung monastery, which is supposed to be home to a yeti scalp.
  • Mt. Everest (8,848 meters), Mt. Lhotse (8,516 meters), Cho Oyu (8,201 meters), and Mt. Makalu (8,201 meters) are the world’s tallest peaks (8,463m)
  • High suspension bridges, prayer wheels, colorful flags, mani stones
  • A diverse array of flora and fauna
  • Tengboche is home to an ancient monastery.
  • Musk deer, multicolored pheasants, snow leopards, and Himalayan tahr are examples of high-altitude species.
  • Khumbu Glacier is the world’s highest glacier (4900m)
  • Kala Patthar offers breathtaking panoramic vistas (5,555m)

Benefits Of  Everest Base Camp Hike/Tour In Nepal

  • At high altitudes, an oximeter is used to monitor blood oxygen saturation levels in order to detect approaching altitude sickness and other potential health hazards.
  • Medical supplies
  • If you don’t have your own, sleeping bags and down jackets can be rented.
  • During the walk, we will store any additional luggage for free in our store.
  • Porters’ duffle bag

Equipment list for Everest Base Camp hike

For the trek, we recommend bringing only the most basic clothing and accessories. Although everyone has their own tastes, here is a list to assist you in packing your belongings. Your luggage will be carried by porters, but the maximum weight per trekker is 9 kilos.


  • Scarf or hat for the sun
  • Winter hat, insulating hat, or a hat with a wide brim
  • Extra batteries for the headlight


  • Sunscreen
  • Sunglasses that block UV rays
  • Wipes for the face and body


  • Lightweight gloves

  • Heavyweight winter gloves


  • Shirts for hiking
  • Shirt with a long sleeve made of synthetic fiber.
  • Rain jacket with hood
  • Jacket made of fleece
  • Cotton pants that are light and airy.
  • T-shirt (bring lightweight wool)
  • Underwear made of polypropylene
  • Jacket with down feathers (available for rent in Kathmandu)
  • Sweater
  • Jacket and pants that are waterproof


  • Boots for Hiking
  • Socks made of thick wool (Take an extra pair of thick light socks)

Essential gear

  • A daypack or a backpack (Size depends on whether you take a porter or not)
  • Bottle with a heating element
  • Purification of water
  • Pole for hiking
  • Bag for sleeping (-15 degree bag is best for high altitude trekking)


  • a drying towel of medium size
  • Toothbrush
  • Toothpaste
  • Deodorant/floss/toilet paper
  • Biodegradable soap in a bar
  • a pair of nail clippers
  • Mirror, little

Personal accessories

  • Money

  • Watch

  • Cell phone

  • Camera

Extra items

  • Kit for first aid
  • Extra passport pictures and passport photocopies
  • Pencil and notebook
  • Binoculars

Everest Base Camp Long Hike Tour Information

Safety precautions for Everest Base Camp tour

Everest Base Camp is located in Nepal’s Solukhumbu District and is a must-see tourist site according to Lonely Planet and TripAdvisor. Lukla and Namche Bazaar are the closest cities to Everest Base Camp. Each of these towns has a population of under 2000 people.

Furthermore, there will be very few people on the trek. Lukla, Namche Bazar, Lobuche, and Gorakshep are all notable stops along the way. These communities have a combined population of about 4,000 people. With our personnel, you will be entirely immersed in the tranquility of nature.

To keep our precious clients as safe as possible, we take the following procedures.

  • Our guides have undertaken extensive wilderness first aid training and are ready to assist you if needed.
  • Trek leaders and guides have years of trekking expertise and are ready to assist you if needed.
  • Every day, we will encourage and motivate you.
  • We conduct additional sanitary checks on meals and lodging in trek areas.

Everest Base Camp trek start

Our guide will pick you up from your accommodation early in the morning and drive you to Tribhuvan International Airport for a 40-minute flight to Lukla. Lukla is the trek’s beginning point.

Flights from Kathmandu to Lukla and back to Kathmandu are included in this package.

Free airport pickup

On your arrival, we will pick you up from the airport and drop you off at your hotel in a private vehicle, and vice versa on your departure. Our agent will be holding a booklet with your name on it at the Tribhuvan International Airport. As a welcoming gesture, they will either give you a Khada or Marigold garland and then drive you to your accommodation. To take use of this free service, please provide your flight information.

Accommodation in Kathmandu and during the trek

This package includes three nights in a Kathmandu three-star hotel (Single accommodation for solo trekkers, a twin sharing for the group). In trek regions, you will be staying in the best possible lodges. We provide six nights in private attached bathrooms in Lukla, Phakding, and Namche, and seven nights in ordinary rooms in Tengboche (2N), Dingboche (2N), Lobuche, Gorakshep, and Pheriche.

Hot showers and Wi-Fi are available for an additional fee.

The Meals

Because the hike takes place at a high altitude, your body will require a sufficient supply of carbs, proteins, and other nutrients. In many regions, you’ll find plenty of healthful and excellent cuisine, but your options are limited. In Kathmandu, there are numerous dining options.

In trek regions, we will serve 13 breakfasts, 13 lunches, and 13 dinners.

The following are some of the most popular menu items:

Oatmeal, Corn Flakes, French Toast with Jam, Butter, Cheese, and Honey Tibetan Bread or Chapati are among the thirteen-morning options. Pancakes, Muesli Breads, Fruits and Vegetables, Local Tsampa Porridge, Hashed Brown Eggs, Egg Varieties (Omelets), Muesli Breads, Fruits and Vegetables, Hot Drinks – Teas, Coffees, Hot Chocolates, etc.

Thirteen lunches, including Dhal, Bhat & Tarkari, Tibetan Bread, Various Soup Items, Tenduk, Spaghetti Noodles, Thukpa, Pasta, Sherpa Stew Steaks, Sandwiches, Momo (Dumplings) Macaroni Dishes, Vegetable Curry, Potatoes, Salad, Pizza (Tomato, Mushroom, Mixed), Snacks (Papad, Prawn), Dessert Items

Thirteen meals – Dal (lentils), Bhat (rice) & Tarkari (curry), Tibetan Bread, Various Soup Items, Sherpa Stew, Steaks, Sandwiches, Momo (dumplings), Macaroni Dishes, Tenduk, Spaghetti Noodles, Thukpa, Pasta, Vegetable Curry, Potato Items, Vegetables, Salads, Pizza (Tomato, Mushroom, Mixed), Sn

We choose the best lodges that serve food that is fresh, clean, flavorful, and nutritional. Local, Asian, and western cuisines are available on the menu, but as you climb higher, your options become more limited.

At trek locations, we strongly advise drinking plenty of liquids such as green, ginger, and lemon tea, hot lemon, garlic soup (must), and fresh veggies.

Though non-vegetarian options abound in hike locations, we do not advocate them due to cleanliness concerns. Similarly, alcoholic and caffeinated beverages, hot chocolates, and dairy products should be avoided.

All personal bills (alcoholic, hot (tea/coffee), and cold drinks) in teahouses/lodges or cafés are excluded from the package, save for standard meals (breakfast, lunch, and dinner with seasonal fruits).

Best Time For Everest Base Camp Trek

When choosing a trekking season, the weather is the most important aspect to consider.

Despite the fact that people travel to Everest Base Camp all year, there are seasonal ups and downs. Spring and autumn, on the other hand, are ideal trekking seasons, with bright skies, cool temperatures, and spectacular mountain views.

The routes are damp in the summer because of the monsoon, while the winters are cold with significant snowfall. A distinct kind of trekker, on the other hand, finds these seasons exhilarating for Everest expeditions.

January to February

The coldest months are early January and early February. In many locations, there is a lot of snow, and the temperatures are very cold.

Even if the daytime is warm and beautiful with bright skies, midnight is bitterly chilly. Some trekkers, on the other hand, like hard winter hikes. As a result, Discovery World Trekking also offers winter Everest Base Camp trips.

Temperatures range from 15°C to -15°C.

March to April

This is one of the greatest seasons to hike at Everest Base Camp due to the pleasant weather. Temperatures begin to rise in mid-March, and the bright sky provides for a spectacular view of the Himalayas and related glaciers. The month of March symbolizes the start of the spring season. The weather begins to warm, and the plants and animals that have been dormant for the winter return to life, feeding, and breeding in the sun.

Temperatures range from 18°C to -12°C.

May to June

These months are also ideal for trekking, especially before the monsoon season begins. The monsoon season in Nepal begins at the end of June and lasts until mid-August. The walk is particularly enjoyable during these months because of the blend of spring and summer seasons.

Temperatures range from 25°C to -5°C.

July to August

Flights to Lukla may be canceled due to strong monsoon rains, mostly in areas below 3,500 meters, disrupting your journey. It is not impossible to trek to Everest Base Camp in June and July, however, it is difficult. You can contact us for safe and secure hikes if you wish to trek during these months. During the rainy season, uncrowded paths offer amazing waterfall vistas.

Temperatures range from 27°C to 5°C.

September to October

This is also one of the best seasons for EBC hikes, with a large number of people flocking to the trails. As the rainy season draws to a close, the ideal trekking season approaches. The temperature reaches 20 degrees during the day and 5 degrees at night. The majority of trekkers prefer their EBC hikes during this season, as the skies clear up and provide spectacular mountain views. Most trekkers are advised to visit EBC during this period.

Dashain and Tihar, two major Nepali festivals, fall during these months, allowing you to partake in the festivities.

Temperatures range from 20°C to 5°C.

November to December

Snowfalls begin to fall in the Himalayas region as winter approaches, making trekking difficult. The nights are bitterly cold. Treks in November are comparably easier and offer spectacular vistas of the upper ranges. The temperature begins to drop in December, and snow begins to fall.

Temperatures range from 10°C to -17°C.

The weather in the Himalayas is changeable and unpredictable.


At high altitudes, altitude sickness is prevalent among hikers, but you should not dismiss the indicators of altitude sickness. If the condition is serious, it must be treated right away.

During our trek, we will acclimate to two locations: Namche and Dingboche. This hike is less strenuous than the 12 and 14-day Everest Base Camp treks.

While adjusting to the thin air, you can tour Namche Bazaar, a famous Sherpa settlement. Your second day will be spent acclimating at Dingboche, where you will be able to see multiple snow peaks.

Our trek leaders/guides have thorough first-aid training and are well-trained and experienced at high altitudes. We value your health and safety, and they will always be our top priority.

If you are severely afflicted, the only way to recover is to descend as soon as possible. Depending on the scenario, your trek leader has the authority to decide whether to continue the walk or descend immediately.

Trip Grade: Fitness level and Health

The trip to Everest Base Camp is difficult yet rewarding. Depending on your location, you’ll be hiking for 5 to 7 hours per day, with several stops to take in the scenery.

Long climbs, sharp descents, and forward trails through rocky slopes and through woods are all part of the journey routes. It will assist if you have previous trekking experience, but it is not needed.

Please keep in mind that the fitter you are, the more enjoyable the walk will be. As a result, we recommend that you participate in stamina-building exercises a few weeks before the walk.

This trek is not recommended for persons who have heart or lung problems. People with such issues should contact us before signing up for this expedition.

Trekking group/single

We organize both group and private treks. Group discounts are available dependent on the size of your group. The larger your group, the greater the savings. Please see our price list for further information. Simply click the – we offer group discounts – link on the right.

We can accommodate any size group. Each group will have a guide, and we will assign a porter to every two trekkers. We will provide an assistant guide for groups of 12 or more.

A typical day on the Everest Base Camp Trek

Climbing, admiring the scenery, snapping photos, touring the local communities, and tasting traditional delicacies are all part of each day’s walk.

Our skilled guides/Sherpas will accompany you during the walk. They can also give you information about the sites you’ll be visiting. Porters will transport your bags, however, you may need to keep your valuables in an ordinary backpack.

The day begins with a nice cup of tea or coffee in the morning. Following a hearty breakfast, we start out on our daily walk at about 7 to 8 a.m., depending on the length and character of the hike that day.

We will feed you lunch about midday, often on the way to the next site, after a three to four-hour hike. We take a break for about an hour before returning to the trails.

The afternoon stroll is usually shorter, lasting between two and three hours. You can snack on the extra dietary food once you get to your overnight lodge/tea house/tent. Then you’re free to go exploring in the area.

Dinner is served between 6 and 7 p.m. Your trip leader will brief you on the next day’s plans after dinner and before you go tonight. You can engage in social interactions, read books, or play games like monopoly, chess, or cards after this briefing. Mountaineering documentaries are also available if they are available. Most foreigners enjoy studying Nepali with our crew because it is a light and enjoyable language.

Communication during the trek

There is a nominal service charge to use the internet at the lodges. You will, however, communicate via phone at high altitudes for safety reasons.

At least once a day, our office communicates with all trek groups via trek leaders to learn about trek conditions. In Kathmandu, you can get a local sim card, although the signals may not be powerful enough depending on the network.

In teahouses/lodges, there is free Wi-Fi, but you must pay a service fee to utilize it.

Extra personal expenses during the trek

Although this package covers a substantial portion of the route, it does not cover all expenses. All of our valued clients will require spending money to cover expenses such as lunch and dinner in Kathmandu, visa application fees, travel insurance policy purchases, snacks, Wi-Fi, alcohol, hot (tea/coffee) and cold drinks, tips for trekking crew members, souvenirs, and other miscellaneous expenses. We recommend bringing cash (in the form of dollars) to exchange for rupees. Only Nepali money is accepted in trek areas.

Electricity and water during the trek

Electricity for camera and mobile phone recharge is available throughout the lodges on the way to Everest Base Camp. During the trip, you can purchase packed mineral water at local lodges and en-route shops, or fill your water bottle with boiled water for an additional fee at lodges/teahouses. If necessary, we can also give you a water-purifying pill.

We strongly urge you not to drink water from rivers, taps, or wells in trek locations because the water may not be safe to drink.

Travel insurance

This Everest Base Camp expedition requires travel insurance. Before beginning the hike, all trekkers must produce a copy of their comprehensive travel insurance policy certificate to us. Medical and emergency repatriation must be covered, as well as helicopter rescue and evacuation costs at high altitudes (up to 6000m).

Based on the experiences of our former clients, we may recommend insurance firms to you. We do not, however, sell insurance coverage. Within a week of booking the trek, we ask that all trek participants provide us with their comprehensive insurance information. In an emergency, we’ll prepare a speedy, successful rescue using your insurance policy and other documentation you supplied us.

Before you acquire travel insurance, call your provider and double-check that it covers helicopter rescue and evacuation up to 6000 meters. Do not rely solely on the material of the insurance company’s website.

Passport and visa

Except for Indian nationals, all foreigners must have a valid visa to enter Nepal. At Tribhuvan International Airport and Nepal’s borders with India and Tibet, you can obtain an on-arrival visa. Visit www.immigration.gov.np. for additional details.

You’ll need a passport that’s valid for at least six months, a passport-size photo, and visa fees to apply for a visa. A 30-day visa costs $50 at the moment (to be paid in cash).

A free visa will be given to children under the age of ten. It is strongly recommended that you examine the current regulations. Visa regulations are subject to change at any time. Citizens of China and members of the South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC) (Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Maldives, Pakistan, and Sri Lanka) are exempt from visa fees.

Certain countries’ citizens may be denied a visa upon arrival. On-arrival visas are not available for citizens of Nigeria, Ghana, Zimbabwe, Swaziland, Cameroon, Somalia, Liberia, Ethiopia, Iraq, Palestine, and Afghanistan. If you are a citizen of one of these countries, please contact the Nepalese Embassy in your country.

Before we embark on our journey, we’ll double-check everything (luggage, equipment, etc.) during our briefing.

Money exchange

Nepali Rupees (NPR/Rs) are the local currency.

(1 USD = ~ Rs.124 NPR).

You can exchange major foreign currencies through local banks and legitimate money exchanges in Kathmandu and all over Thamel. Legitimate money exchanges display their ongoing exchange rates visibly to the public.

Please note – only 100 INR (Indian Rupees) and 2000 INR notes are legal in Nepal.

Despite having the security advantage of traveler’s cheques, we prefer cash exchange. It helps avoid lengthy processes and high bank commissions. 

You can withdraw cash (in Rupees)from ATMs all over Kathmandu and Thamel itself. Many of these ATMs are open around the clock. The maximum withdrawal amount is 35,000 Rupees for a 500 Rupees processing fee for foreign cards.

If you use the money exchange facilities at banks and financial institutions, they impose a service charge fee of about 4% or more.

During the trek, there are no banks and money exchange services so you should exchange your money in Kathmandu, depending on how much personal expense you require. Only Nepali Rupee is accepted in trekking regions.

Most established banks in Asia will only accept foreign currency notes that are not old, torn, or faded. Please ensure that you have new, clean notes.

How much luggage can I bring to the Everest Base Camp trek?

The maximum luggage weight per trekker is 9 kilograms. One porter will be assigned to every two trekkers. The greatest weight that a porter can carry is 18 kg. We also anticipate you bringing a modest backpack to store crucial documents and valuables. You can leave your extra luggage for free at your hotel or at our store.

Please note that before beginning the adventure, we will review your gear, clothing, and equipment during the travel briefing.

Responsible travel

We are firm believers in environmental stewardship and make every effort to leave just our footprints in the trek areas. No trekkers will visit these locations tomorrow if we do not preserve them today. As a result, we only organize eco-tours. We collaborate with the Kathmandu Environmental Education Project (KEEP) to plan environmentally sustainable itineraries that fulfill the needs of both tourists and locals.

Our Crew

Our knowledgeable guide/Sherpa will accompany us on the trek to ensure your safety and comfort. Your stuff will be carried by porters.

Our members are locals from high Himalayan remote places, and they have exceptional physical endurance at high altitudes.

We value all of our employees, so we pay them well and take care of their insurance, clothing, food, and lodging throughout the trip. When our guides and porters become unwell or injured, they receive medical attention.

Only happy people can make others happy, thus we always make sure that our team members are happy. Members of our trek/expedition team have the following qualifications:

  • Authorized Trekking Guide Training Certificate
  • Intensive Wilderness First Aid Training
  • Fluency in English and another major language
  • Conservation and Biodiversity Training
  • Experience with rock climbing


Tipping is accepted in Nepali culture. Tipping is a wonderful way to express gratitude for the service you’ve received. Tipping, on the other hand, is up to the trekker’s discretion and should be commensurate with the level of service received. We invite you to go on a vacation together and at the finish.

Booking and payment process

We are a government-approved and bonded trek and tour company in Nepal. We are also members of the Nepal Mountaineering Association (NMA) and the Trekking Agency Association of Nepal (TAAN) (NMA). As a result, you may book your trek/expedition with complete trust.

As a deposit, we require 10% of the total trip cost. Within a week of booking, please send your documentation, including a copy of your passport, passport-size pictures, travel insurance policy, and arrival and departure flight information.

You can make a 10% deposit via bank transfer, western union, or online payment on our website, and the full balance when you arrive in Nepal. Cash, bank transfer, and credit cards are all acceptable methods of payment. In addition, you will receive payment choices in your email.

Last-minute booking

Even though it is always a good idea to plan ahead for your excursions. However, for those who are unable to do so, we provide a special last-minute booking option. To take advantage of this benefit, you must pay the entire trip cost 24 hours before the trek’s departure.

Even while we do our best to plan treks at any time, there is a small potential of a trek delay due to events beyond our control, such as the inability to obtain air tickets or unfavorable weather.

Trip extension

If you wish to stay in Nepal for a few days after the trip, we can arrange enjoyable activities for you, such as exploring areas in and around Kathmandu, Chitwan jungle safari, paragliding, rafting, canoeing, and so on.


We offer a farewell meal at the end of the trek, and we will also award you with a trek completion certificate after dinner (hard copy). It’s also a great opportunity to tell us about your experience and provide us feedback.

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Overview Of Everest Base Camp Hike/Tour

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  • The Everest Base Camp Trip is ideal for an adrenaline-pumping trek in the Everest region. From Kalapatthar, you can see Mount Everest and the other Himalayan peaks.
  • The Everest Base Camp Trek is a once-in-a-lifetime trip for those whose ambitions soar above the heavens. You’ll be miles away from traffic and contemporary conveniences, immersed in natural splendor.
  • Also, push yourself to the limits of your personal endurance. Everest Base Camp Trek has known for its beautiful mountain peaks as well as the residents’ loyalty and hospitality (the Sherpas).


A representative will be waiting for you at Tribhuvan International Airport (TIA) with a booklet with your name on it. They will greet you with a garland and then transport you to your hotel in a private vehicle as a welcome gesture.

This day will be spent on a guided tour of some of Kathmandu's most historically and spiritually significant sites. We'll visit Pashupatinath, Swayambhunath (the Monkey Temple), Boudhanath, and the medieval Durbar Square, all of which are UNESCO World Heritage Sites.

While you enjoy these sights, our tour guide can provide you with some background information. We prepare for the following day's hike in the evening after spending the day visiting Kathmandu and its environs. We'll double-check your gear and equipment to make sure you're not missing anything. You'll also meet the other trekkers who will be joining you on this adventure.

You'll fly to Lukla first thing in the morning. As you soar above Himalayan ranges like Annapurna and Langtang, the experience will be extraordinary. The trek to Phakding (2,650m) begins once you arrive in Lukla.

We descend to the Thado Koshi River and pass a prayer flag-draped suspension bridge. Mount Kusum Kanguru may be seen in all its glory from here (6,367m). The Chaurikharka Village follows, and Phakding is a short distance ahead.

We'll take it easy today because we'll be acclimating. Phakding, which serves as the beginning point for most Everest region treks, has a diverse assortment of eateries, cafes, and shops.

-Trek Distance: 6.2km / 3.8miles
-Flight Hours: 40 minutes
-Highest Altitude: 2,850m / 9,350ft
-Trek Duration: 3 hours

This is the first day of a full-day hike. We'll continue our journey along the Dudh Koshi River's banks, crossing multiple suspension bridges. The brilliant color of the prayer flags along the trail will undoubtedly add to the excitement of the journey. After a few hours of walking, we arrive at Monjo Village, the starting point for the Sagarmatha National Park. We register our permits at Sagarmatha National Park and then hike a track through dense jungle. The face of Mount Everest (8,848m) will emerge as you climb higher.

-Trek Distance: 7.4km / 4.6miles
-Highest Altitude: 3,440m / 11,285ft
-Trek Duration: 6 hours

The entryway to Everest, Namche Bazaar, is a bustling marketplace with hotels, restaurants, souvenirs, and gift shops. Despite the fact that it is a day for relaxation and acclimatization, there are a number of sights that you should not miss.

Hike to Khumjung and visit the visitor center of Sagarmatha National Park. On the road to Khumjung, you'll pass across Hillary School and other historic monasteries. We strongly urge you to visit Khumjung Monastery, which is said to be home to a yeti-scalp. You can also visit Syangboche Airport, which is one of the world's highest airports. If you want to see Everest from a different perspective, you must visit the Everest Hotel.

We continue on to Tengboche after a rest day in Namche. The trail is difficult because it goes up and down. We will, however, complete the walk without realizing it because of the spectacular views of the Himalayas and the occasional wildlife sightings. As you continue on your journey, you will see a variety of flora and fauna. The climb brings us to Phunki Tenga, from which you can see Everest (8,848m), Ama Dablam (6,812m), Lhotse (8,516m), Nuptse (7,861m), and Thamserku (7,861m) (6,623m). Tengboche Monastery, popularly known as the Monastery on the Hill, is the next stop. We'll rest here for a while before continuing on our trek to Deboche.

-Trek Distance: 9.2km / 5.7 miles
-Highest Altitude: 3,440m / 11,285ft
-Trek Duration: 6 to 7 hours

We pass through several stupas, mani walls, and tiny towns on our way to Pangboche (3,985m). From Pangboche, we experience up-close spectacular views of Ama Dablam (6,812m). As we approach the Imja Valley and follow the Lobuche River, the trek becomes easier. To get to Dingboche, we descend to the river and climb a difficult incline (4,360m).

Because of the higher height and diminishing oxygen levels in the air, the path is rather difficult. Dingboche, also known as Khumbu's summer valley, is made up of fields surrounded by stone walls that protect crops such as barley, buckwheat, and potatoes from the elements and wild animals.

-Trek Distance: 12km / 7.45miles
-Highest Altitude: 4,360m / 14,290ft
-Trek Duration: 5 hours

We've set aside one extra day at Dingboche for acclimatization to the thinner air. We will not, however, be idle and will instead explore the areas in and around Dingboche. You'll be going to the ridge above Dingboche, where you'll have panoramic views of Mount Lhotse (8,516m/27,940ft), Ama Dablam (6,812m), and Island peak (6,189 m). While our bodies acclimate, we relax our thoughts with breathtaking views of the natural beauty of the mountains.

The path to Lobuche is spectacular, with breathtaking mountain vistas throughout the journey. We walk through the moraine left behind by the Khumbu Glacier (4,900m). You will be able to get personal views of the magnificent mountains as we ascend higher. As we get closer to Thukla, the route becomes steeper.

-Trek Distance: 8.5km / 5.2miles
-Highest Altitude: 4,930m /16,175ft
-Trek Duration: 5 hours

The breathtakingly lovely trails will make us forget about the difficult trip to Lobuche. You'll also pass by a memorial to climbers who died trying to succeed in this difficult terrain. We'll take short stops along the way to take in the breathtaking landscape. Our day comes to a close with an overnight stay in Lobuche.

This is the day you will walk into Everest Base Camp for the first time (EBC). However, the walk begins early in the morning in Lobuche and takes us past numerous glaciers, including the famous Khumbu Glacier. Behind the Khumbu Glacier, you may see the Khumbu Icefall (5,486m). You'll pass through the Army Mountaineers Memorials on your way there.

-Trek Distance: 15km / 9.32miles
-Highest Altitude: 5,364m / 17,598ft
-Trek Duration: 6-8 hours

We continue our journey till we reach Gorakshep, where we leave our belongings and hike to Everest Base Camp. Due to the rocky dune, moraine, and unconsolidated glacial debris, the last ascent to Everest Base Camp (5,364m) is a little difficult.

You would have realized your dream of seeing Everest by reaching the Everest Base Camp. You might be overcome with emotion when you sit surrounded by snow-capped mountains. This is the closest you'll get to Everest unless you plan on climbing it. We'll descend to Gorakshep (5,185m) and spend the rest of the day there after taking in the sights from EBC.

A short optional climb from Gorakshep leads to Kala Patthar (5,555m). This journey is highly recommended since Kala Patthar offers the greatest views of Everest and the surrounding peaks. Please keep in mind that Mount Lhotse (8,516m) stands directly in front of us, thus we won't be able to see Everest from the Everest Base Camp.

-Trek Distance: 9.6km / 6miles
-Highest Altitude: 5,555m / 18,208ft
-Trek Duration: 5 hours

We will walk to Kala Patthar very early in the morning to see the sunrise over Mount Everest and other peaks. The highest peak on this journey is also Kala Patthar. We travel down to Gorak Shep for breakfast after spending an hour in Kala Patthar. Then our journey home begins. For the day, we'll descend to Pheriche (4,250m). As it passes through forests and meadows, the trail will be fairly delightful.

Our journey back to Pheriche continues. Tengboche highland town is reached via a descent through a rhododendron forest. The trail is easy to navigate, with a gradual drop followed by a modest ascent. To get to Tengboche, we cross the lovely Imja Khola bridge and head through the Juniper forest. Tengboche is home to a number of well-known monasteries and offers panoramic views of numerous mountains.

-Trek Distance: 8.5km / 5.2miles
-Highest Altitude: 4,250m / 13,945ft
-Trek Duration: 4-5 hours

Tengboche to Namche Bazaar is a downhill trek that should be rather easy. It's understandable if you keep wondering how you managed to ascend all those stairs. With its vivid colorful prayer flags, exquisite Stupas, Mount Everest's peak, and Mount Lhotse's back, this road provides breathtaking vistas that you will remember. For the day, we stop at Namche Bazaar.

-Trek Distance: 9.2km / 5.7miles
-Highest Altitude: 3,855m / 12,850ft
-Trek Duration: 5 hours

We return to Phakding, a little settlement in the Himalayan foothills. The majority of the trail is downhill. Final up-close views of spectacular mountains on the horizon are provided by the trail. We pass through small villages, narrow woodlands, and thrilling suspension bridges on our way back. After a short stroll through Benkar, we arrive in Phakding. You'll have plenty of time to unwind and enjoy the rest of the day with delicious cuisine and a relaxing atmosphere.

-Trek Distance: 7.4km / 4.5miles
-Highest Altitude: 3,440m / 11,285ft
-Trek Duration: 4-5 hours

This is the last day of our trek in the Everest region. We climb back to Lukla, passing via a gentle incline and then a gentle downward. On our way to Lukla, we pass through Toktok, a little settlement. The mountain views from Toktok are particularly unusual and one-of-a-kind. We continue hiking while taking in the scenery till we reach Lukla. Today is an ideal day to indulge in all the luxury Lukla has to offer.

-Trek Distance: 6.2km / 3.8miles
-Highest Altitude: 2,850m / 9,350ft
-Trek Duration: 3-4 hours

After a delicious breakfast, we take a 40-minute flight from Lukla to Kathmandu. The flight should be peaceful and comfortable. It's likely that you'll be overwhelmed with the memories you made during the walk. The return flight from Lukla, one of the world's most remote airports, should be equally memorable.

-Flight Hours: 40 minutes

We finish our trek in Kathmandu with a heart full of fond memories of the place. We'll return you to your hotel. You may stroll around Kathmandu's alleyways, sampling local specialties and admiring the architecture.

Our agent will pick you up from your hotel on your return flight and transport you to Tribhuvan International Airport. We hope you had a wonderful adventure holiday in Nepal, and we hope to serve you again soon.



  • In a private vehicle, pick up and drop off from the airport to the hotel and vice versa.
  • Entrance fees to world heritage sites, full day sightseeing in Kathmandu Valley with a tour guide in private transportation
  • Three nights in a three-star hotel in Kathmandu, including breakfast
  • In total, 13 nights were spent in trek locations. Six nights in a room with a private attached bathroom in Lukla, Phakding (2N), and Namche (3N). Tengboche (2N), Dingboche (2N), Lobuche, Gorakshep, and Pheriche: seven nights in ordinary rooms (twin sharing room)
  • Domestic flight tickets and airport departure charges (Kathmandu – Lukla – Kathmandu)
  • In journey regions, standard meals (13 lunches, 13 dinners, and 13 breakfasts) are served.
  • The trek leader is a government-licensed English speaker with a lot of expertise. For groups of 12 or more, one helper is required. There is one porter for every two trekkers. The luggage restriction is 9 kilos per trekker.
  • Meals, insurance, wages, accommodation, transportation, flight, and other essential equipment for guides and porters
  • Tablets that purify water to make it safe to drink
  • Entrance charge to Sagarmatha National Park
  • Fees for the Khumbu Pasang Lhamu Rural Municipality
  • Every day, snacks (cookies) and seasonal fresh fruits
  • All federal, state, and local taxes, as well as official expenses
  • Pulse oximeters are used to measure blood oxygen saturation at high elevations in order to detect early signs of altitude sickness and other potential health hazards.
  • First-aid kit
  • If you don't have your own, sleeping bags and down jackets can be rented.
  • In the event of a medical emergency, plans for a rescue operation have been made (funded by travel insurance)
  • T-shirt and cap from the corporation as a souvenir
  • After a successful trek, you will receive a certificate of appreciation.
  • At the end of the trek, there will be a farewell meal in Kathmandu.


  • Airfare for international flights
  • Fees for entering Nepal
  • Charges for excess luggage (Limit is 9 kg per person)
  • Early arrival or late departure, or early return from the trek, necessitates an extra night in Kathmandu.
  • Personal expenses (shopping, food, boiled water, hot (tea/coffee) and cold drinks, hot shower, alcohol, Wi-Fi, phone call, battery recharging fee, extra porters, and so on)
  • Clothing and equipment for personal use
  • It is mandatory to have travel insurance that covers emergency high-altitude rescue and evacuation.
  • Tips for porters and guides
  • Additional costs owing to delays induced by events outside management's control, such as landslides, bad weather, itinerary changes for safety reasons, illness, changes in government regulations, strikes, and so on.
  • All fees and expenses not specified under "What is included?" are considered exclusions.

Everest Base Camp Hike/Tour - 17 Days

How long does it take to hike to the base camp of Mount Everest?

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The normal Everest Base Camp Trek is 130 kilometers round trip and takes 12 days to complete. It takes 8 days to reach Everest Base Camp and 4 days to return in those 12 days. Acclimatization time and space are always included in the 12-day plan.

How long do you spend at base camp Everest?

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On average, the 130-kilometer round-trip climb to Everest Base Camp takes 12 days. It takes eight days to reach Base Camp and four days to return, including nine days of long trekking and three days of short hiking for acclimatization.

How hard is it to walk to Everest Base Camp?

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The Everest Base Camp is a somewhat tough trek. Two weeks is usually required for the trek. Even though no prior trekking experience is required for the EBC Trek, it is recommended that the trekker be determined and physically fit.

How much does it cost just to go to Everest Base Camp?

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Trekking to the base camp is also far less expensive than climbing Everest. The pricing of the Everest Base Camp Trek is not set in stone. Depending on the route, the outfitter, and their services, the journey might cost anywhere from $2099 to $4500.

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