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.
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.
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
- 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
- Sunglasses that block UV rays
- Wipes for the face and body
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)
- Jacket and pants that are waterproof
- Boots for Hiking
- Socks made of thick wool (Take an extra pair of thick light socks)
- 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
- Deodorant/floss/toilet paper
- Biodegradable soap in a bar
- a pair of nail clippers
- Mirror, little
- Kit for first aid
- Extra passport pictures and passport photocopies
- Pencil and notebook
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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
- 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).