Everest Base Camp Trek | Trek to Everest Base Camp

FromUS$ 1200 per person
No. of people Price P.P
1-1 US$ 1400
2-5 US$ 1200
6-9 US$ 1150
10+ US$ 1100
Trip Details
  • Duration: 15 Days
  • Destination: Nepal
  • Grade: Very Strenuous
  • Accommodation: Teahouse Trek
  • Transportation: Fly-to-Fly
  • Altituade : 5545 m.
  • Seasons : Sept. to mid of Dec. and late March to May (Sept. to Dec. best season)
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Lofty mountain vistas and peculiar multiethnic community contrive to form Nepal as a perfect hideaway holiday destination. When people talk about doing holiday in Nepal then a word comes in a mind at first i.e. Himalayas. From world’s tallest mountain Mt. Everest to over 19000 mountain peaks make Nepal a Himalayan country. Moreover, presence of 8 mountains in Eight Thousands club proves that Nepal truly is an ideal for Himalayan walking routes. Among such stupendous walking trails Everest Base Camp Trek route is an epitome of all Nepal Trekking Routes. An abode of Mt. Everest (8848 m) preserved by intrepid Sherpa people the Khumbu region hosts this alluring trekking trip.

Relish jaw dropping scenery of more than 20 mountains and traverse through temperate to alpine forests belt during Everest Base Camp Trekking. The joyous yet adventurous flight to world’s most extreme airport is the gateway towards Khumbu. Once trekkers meet the complete trekking crew members of Welcome Nepal Treks & Tours in Lukla the walking starts. Passing by tranquil hamlet of Phakding along the Dudhkoshi River trekkers would entice majestic view of Mt. Everest for the first time on trek moments before reaching Namche. Phakding rest on first day is preliminary adjustment to body while the rest in Namche is proper acclimatization before embarking on high altitude trekking. The hub of Sherpa and major marketplace of Khumbu the Namche Bazaar is vibrant with eateries, bars and lodges. Acclimatization hiking of Everest View Hotel endows breathtaking scenery of mountains like Mt. Amadablam, Thamserku, Tabuche, Nuptse, Lhotse, Everest and others. The terrain and forests around Khumbu Valley is a joy to behold. The trail from Namche to spiritual hill station of Tengboche Monastery is full of rhododendron and pine trees. Get some blessings from monks of this holy monastery before embarking further towards Dingboche. The monastery is equally famous during Mani Rimdu Festival.

High altitude trekking requires extreme care and guidance. Trekkers should heed instructions from our trekking leaders who are highly experienced in mountain trekking management. Another acclimatization hiking takes place on Nagarshan Hill. Transcending hills and mountains amalgamated scenery would definitely overwhelm trekkers. From Dingboche following the distant sight of Mt. Pumori (7161 m) trekkers reach Lobuche passing by Thukla Memorial Pass. This pass is commemorated to highlight the intrepidity of mountaineers like Babu Chiri, Pasang Lhamu, Scott Fischer, Rob Hall and others during Everest expedition. The moraines and glaciers pave way towards Gorakshep from Lobuche. This is the last camping or rest place during Everest Base Camp Trekking. The place is very tranquil nestled on the foothill of Kalapathar (5545 m). About 2 hours of walking take trekkers to iconic Everest Base Camp (5365 m). Leave your foot prints on this legendary place. This moment of yours can be shared for generations to come as you have stepped on the soil once stepped by legendary mountaineers Sir Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay back in 1953 during first Everest Successful Summit expedition. Enthralling moments don’t stop here. Early morning hiking of Kalapathar for enigmatic sun rising from casement of Himalayas would raise the spirit of Himalayan holidaying journey. Take the same trail back to Lukla for flight to Kathmandu.

Relish the deity of Himalayan walking holiday trail. Form a vivacious and momentous tale associated with iconic Everest Base Camp. We ensure impeccable hospitality and quality services during Everest Base Camp Trekking. Come and let’s trek towards Khumbu the home of mountains and Sherpa. 

Outline Itinerary

  • Day 01: Kathmandu (1320m)
  • Day 02: Kathmandu to Lukla (2886m) and then to Phakding (2640m.)
  • Day 03: Phakding to Namche Bazzar (3440m.)
  • Day 04: Acclimatization at Namche Bazzar
  • Day 05: Namche Bazaar to Tyangboche (3867m.).
  • Day 06: Tyangboche to Dingboche (4260 m.)
  • Day 07: Acclimatization at Dingboche (4260 m.)
  • Day 08: Dingboche to Lobuche (4930 m.)
  • Day 09: Lobuche to Everest Base Camp (5364m.)
  • Day 10: Gorakshep to Kala Patthar (5545m.) and then to Pheriche (4243m.)
  • Day 11: Pheriche to Tyangboche (3867 m.)
  • Day 12: Tyangboche to Namche Bazaar (3440 m)
  • Day 13: Namche Bazaar to Lukla (2886 m.)
  • Day 14: Lukla to Kathmandu
  • Day 15: Departure Day

What’s Included

  • Airport picks up and drops by private car/van/bus.
  • Two night's standard accommodation in Kathmandu (on the arrival day and after the trekking according the program).
  • Your standard meals (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner) during the trekking.
  • All necessary paper works and national park entry permits.
  • Domestic airport pick up and drop by car/ Flight Ticket (LUK-KTM-LUK) / domestic airport Tax.
  • All accommodations in lodges/tea houses during the treks.
  • An experienced, helpful and friendly Guide, porters (1 porter for 2 peoples).
  • Salary, Food, Drinks, Accommodation, Transportation and Insurance for the Guide and Porter.
  • Arrangement of Emergency Helicopter service which will be paid by your Travel insurance company.
  • Sagarmatha National park entrance permit and fees.
  • Trekker's Information Management System (TIMS) card fees.
  • First aid medical kit.
  • Duffle bag, down jacket, sleeping bag and walking pole if necessary.
  • Farewell dinner in typical Nepali Restaurant with cultural dance show
  • All our government taxes, vat, official expenses & service charges

What’s not Included

  • Nepal entry visa fee (you may easily issue the visa upon your arrival at Tribhuwan International Airport - Kathmandu). You will require 2 passport size photos.
  • Your Travel insurance.
  • Lunch and dinner while you are in Kathmandu.
  • All the alcoholic and non alcoholic Drinks.
  • Sweet things like chocolate.
  • Hot shower during the trekking.
  • Tipping (expected by guides and porters, but not mandatory)

Detail Itinerary

  • Day 01Kathmandu (1320m) Arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport (TIA). Upon arrival at the airport, you would be received by our representative and then transfer to hotel. Overnight at 3 star hotel (Thamel Eco Resort or The address Kathmandu Hotel)
  • Day 02Kathmandu to Lukla (2886m) and then to Phakding (2640m.) We take early flight from Kathmandu to Lukla (2886m.). Upon arrival at Lukla, we would be refreshed in one of the hotels and then start our trek to Phakding (2640 m.). We trek following a gentle climb up the mountainside on the left bank of the Dudh Koshi. Nupla (5885m) can be seen in a stone throwing distance on the opposite bank. In the late afternoon, we reach Phakding.
  • Day 03Phakding to Namche Bazzar (3440m.) Having breakfast at Phakding, we commence our trek to Namche Bazaar (3440 m.).The trail goes along the right bank of Dudh Koshi. Thamserku is standing majestically skyward on the opposite bank. We then reach Bengar. The trail now climbs from the riverbed on the left bank into the mountain, through a forest to Chumoa. We continue along the trail with many ups and downs; cross a stream, and pass by the tiny village Monjo. We then come to Sagarmatha National Park Service where a park entrance fee is to be deposited. We follow a short walk along the riverbed of this V-shaped valley where the river forks Dudh Koshit to the right Bhote Koshi to the left. Now we begin steep ascent to Namche Bazar. On the way, we would have excellent views of Everest (8848m) and Lhotse (8516m.).Surrounded on three sides by mountain ranges, Namche Bazar (3440m) is a central hub of the area for food, trekking gears and other necessary goods.
  • Day 04Acclimatization at Namche Bazzar We take rest at Namche Bazaar (3440 m.) for acclimatization. It is considered as an ideal place for acclimatization to the high altitude before heading towards Tyangboche. We go up to Khhumjung monastery. It is a small settlement of Sherpa community. We enjoy the splendid view of Mt. Everest, Ama Dablam, Thamserku, Nuptse, Lhotse, Tawche, Kwangde and so on from here. While returning to Namche, we would visit Museum just above the town that exhibits Sherpa culture.
  • Day 05Namche Bazaar to Tyangboche (3867m.). Taking breakfast at Namche Bazaar, we would be heading towards Tyangboche (3867 m.). The trail goes ahead leaving a steep cliff that drops down to the Dudh Kosi. In this section too, we would have a panoramic view of the Himalayas such as Ama Dablam (6812m), Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse (7855m) and Tawoche (6501m). We would visit Trashinga, Phunki Tenga and reach Tyangboche. Tyangboche offers a good view of sun rise and sun set at Everest and Ama Dablam.
  • Day 06Tyangboche to Dingboche (4260 m.) We trek from Tyangboche to Dingboche (4260 m.). Leaving Tyangboche at the backdrop, we descend through a rhododendron forest and enter Deboche. Crossing a suspension bridge at Imja Khola, we head towards Minlinggo and inter Imjatse Valley beneath the mighty peaks of Ama Dablam, Nuptse and Lhotse. We finally come to Dingboche.
  • Day 07Acclimatization at Dingboche (4260 m.) Today too, we acclimatize at Dingboche (4260 m.) to be familiar with the local climate. Having breakfast at the teahouse, we go around the village and in the afternoon, we even hike up to Chhukum. It also provides majestic view of Island peak, Ama Dablam, Makalu, Tawoche peak and others. In the late afternoon, we come back to Dingboche and take rest.
  • Day 08Dingboche to Lobuche (4930 m.) It is our turn to head towards Lobuche from Dingboche which is situated at a distance of five and half hours normal walk. The onward trail is gentle up to Pheriche village. Along the trail, we would be privileged to have panoramic views of the Mt.Tawache, Ama Dablam, Pokalde (5741m), Kongma-tse (5820m) and the great wall of Nuptse. We would have lunch at Dugla (4595m) and trek to Lobuche.
  • Day 09Lobuche to Everest Base Camp (5364m.) Having breakfast at Lobuche, we trek to Everest Base Camp via Gorakshep (5140m.). It is the most rewarding section of the trek. Our trail winds up through rocky path and Khumbu glacier. The view of Nuptse, Lho-La and Khumbutse appear at a stone throwing distance. Visit Everest Base Camp and come back to Gorakshep.
  • Day 10Gorakshep to Kala Patthar (5545m.) and then to Pheriche (4243m.) We trek from Gorakshep to Kala Patthar (5545m.) and trek to Pheriche (4243m.). Early morning, we get ready to climb Kala Patthar (5545m.) and enjoy the view of sunrise. We would see Mt. Everest, Mt. Pumori, Mt. Lingtren, Mt. Khumbetse, Mt. Nuptse, Mt. Lhotse, Mt. Ama Dablam, Mt. Thamserku and many more from Kala Patthar. Himalayan Rescue Association Aid Post is available at Pheriche. Foreign volunteer doctors are there to provide medical treatment.
  • Day 11Pheriche to Tyangboche (3867 m.) Trek from Pheriche to Tyangboche (3867 m.). We would visit the research centre and trek to Tyangboche. En route, one can enjoy descending through rhododendron forest. Tyangboche is famous for the oldest monastery. From the monastery, one can enjoy the splendid view of Ama Dablam, green hills and river.
  • Day 12Tyangboche to Namche Bazaar (3440 m) It is our turn to trek from Tyangboche to Namche Bazaar (3440 m ). It takes about four and half hours to reach Namche Bazaar from Tyangboche. En route we will visit traditional villages like Khumjung and Khunde. We will be visiting monastery that has Yeti Scalp. Finally, we come to Namche Bazaar in the late afternoon.
  • Day 13Namche Bazaar to Lukla (2886 m.) Having breakfast in the teahouse at Namche Bazaar, we trek to Lukla. It is the last day of our trek. Lunch will be served on the way. Upon arrival at Lukla, we would get refreshed and take rest.
  • Day 14Lukla to Kathmandu We board our early flight from Lukla to Kathmandu. Upon arrival at TIA, we would be received by our representatives and transfer to hotel. In the afternoon, we go for shopping. Farewell dinner will be served in Bhojan Griha, a typical Nepali Restaurant. Overnight at 3 star hotel (Thamel Eco Resort or The address Kathmandu Hotel)
  • Day 15Departure Day After the breakfast free time until your departure time. Then we will drop you at the airport.

Departure Dates

Start Date End Date Cost Status Booking
28 August, 2017 11 September, 2017 US $1400 Available Book Now
07 September, 2017 21 September, 2017 US $1400 Available Book Now
14 September, 2017 28 September, 2017 US $1400 Available Book Now
21 September, 2017 05 October, 2017 US $1400 Available Book Now
28 September, 2017 12 October, 2017 US $1400 Available Book Now
07 October, 2017 21 October, 2017 US $1400 Available Book Now
14 October, 2017 28 October, 2017 US $1400 Available Book Now
21 October, 2017 04 November, 2017 US $1400 Available Book Now
28 October, 2017 11 November, 2017 US $1400 Available Book Now
07 November, 2017 21 November, 2017 US $1400 Available Book Now
14 November, 2017 28 November, 2017 US $1400 Available Book Now
21 November, 2017 05 December, 2017 US $1400 Available Book Now
28 November, 2017 12 December, 2017 US $1400 Available Book Now
07 December, 2017 21 December, 2017 US $1400 Available Book Now
14 December, 2017 28 December, 2017 US $1400 Available Book Now
21 December, 2017 04 January, 2018 US $1400 Available Book Now
28 December, 2017 11 January, 2018 US $1400 Available Book Now
14 February, 2018 28 February, 2018 US $1400 Available Book Now
28 February, 2018 14 March, 2018 US $1400 Available Book Now
07 March, 2018 21 March, 2018 US $1400 Available Book Now
14 March, 2018 28 March, 2018 US $1400 Available Book Now
21 March, 2018 04 April, 2018 US $1400 Available Book Now
28 March, 2018 11 April, 2018 US $1400 Available Book Now
07 April, 2018 21 April, 2018 US $1400 Available Book Now
14 April, 2018 28 April, 2018 US $1400 Available Book Now
21 April, 2018 05 May, 2018 US $1400 Available Book Now
28 April, 2018 12 May, 2018 US $1400 Available Book Now
07 May, 2018 21 May, 2018 US $1400 Available Book Now
14 May, 2018 28 May, 2018 US $1400 Available Book Now
21 May, 2018 04 June, 2018 US $1400 Available Book Now
28 May, 2018 11 June, 2018 US $1400 Available Book Now
07 June, 2018 21 June, 2018 US $1400 Available Book Now
14 June, 2018 28 June, 2018 US $1400 Available Book Now
21 June, 2018 05 July, 2018 US $1400 Available Book Now
28 June, 2018 12 July, 2018 US $1400 Available Book Now
21 August, 2018 04 September, 2018 US $1400 Available Book Now
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    I spent very memorable days in the Everest region in Nepal. I used to dream to see this highest peak of the world and now I arrested it in my camera. My guide arranged everything and helped me a lot. He did not let me feel tired and boring. I…

Hotel and Accommodation on Everest base camp trekking:

While in Kathmandu, your accommodation is at standard hotels ( Attached Bath, A/C, 24 hours running hot/cold shower) similar of 3 star standard hotel and while in trek, your accommodation is at Mt. Lodge and local tea houses, they are clean and comfortable. Our entire accommodation is at twin share unless stated but single supplement accommodation is also available on personal request at the additional cost of US$- 200. Do let us know if you want to upgrade your accommodation in Kathmandu or in Major city.

Meals and drinks on Everest base camp trekking: 

The meals while you are on trek are included on our package and they are taken in lodges; we will have breakfast and dinner at the lodge where we stay overnights and our will guide will choose and stop for lunch on available place every day on trek and we recommend you to bring water purification pills since you will have normal water for free, then you can have the normal water and use the medicine and drink however you have options of buying bottled water or boiled water in every places as well. There will also be farewell dinners for guests in Kathmandu.

Transports used on Everest base camp trekking:

We will provide private vehicles for the airport transfers and sightseeing tour in Kathmandu and flight from Kathmandu to Lukla and return.

 

Electricity and battery charges on trek:

There are electricity available in some of the villages on our Everest base camp trek where you can re- charges your camera batteries and there is solar power in some villages we trek through and you can recharges your batteries in those places as well if they have enough power and we suggest you to have spare batteries as well and you will have to pay some for recharging batteries.

Luggage/Bag pack on Everest base camp trek:

Your main luggage will be carried by porters on trek and you simply carry a day pack with water bottle, camera, sun-screen, spare jacket, and etc, during the trek, as small loads allows you for full enjoyment of the trek. A trek bag is ideal for your main luggage, plus a small lockable bag for travel clothes or anything that you do not need during trek which you can leave at hotel’s locker room/safe deposit box in Kathmandu for free of charge. Weight allowance at Nepal’s domestic airlines is 15 Kg including your hand bag; excess weight is chargeable at USD 1 or more which is extra on our tour cost.

Guide/Porter on trek:

We provide trained trekking guide (handles the logistics and guides you and your team on the trek) and porters, a porter for each 2 trekkers and a porter carry about 20 Kg (10 Kg from each trekker) and if there are more than 10 people in the group then we will provide you additional guide for the group.

 

Group Size, guide and crew member:

Welcome Nepal Treks organize Everest base camp for single people to maximum 15 people at once or even if you have more than 15 people then we can split the group in to two or more groups (according to the number of trekkers) however you all can walk together and stay at same guest house and there are only different guide, and there are 1 guide up to 10 people and 2 guide for 11-15 people and a porter for each 2 trekkers. Else, join our estimated group departure dates available online or ask us with your personal dates, we will open group date on the same date. 

Join a fixed date group trek or private departure:

The Everest Base camp is available on both fixed departure and private basis, If you are looking for a group to join then please check our fixed departures dates and ask for availability or if you would like to travel independently, or with your friends, families & colleagues then you are invited to choose any date like every day at your convenient timeframe for any number of people.

Personal expenses on trek:

Personal expenses depend largely on your habit and as the meals are included on our base camp trek cost ,so, you only need money for table drinks (alcoholic/non alcoholic beverages), snacks while walking (some smaller shops are available along the trail in the areas), tips, souvenirs, hot shower (available in some places), and meals ( A meal cost 5-7USD in Kathmandu) for your Kathmandu stay, entrance fees ( approx: 25USD) while your tour in Kathmandu, if you do not drink alcohol and sopping then 12-15USD per day should be enough for the hot drinks, shower and snacks on trek and Tips are appreciated by your support team after the trek. The amount depends on your budget and appreciation of their work. As a suggestion, we advise you to allocate 10 - 15% of the total tour cost as tips to the staff and you can do this if you feel the services have been good.

 

Gears available in Kathmandu:

It's not necessary to spend a lot of money buying equipment for the Everest Base Camp Trek in your country as Majority of these gears can be bought at reasonable rates in Kathmandu.

Best Time to Trek Everest Base Camp

The best time to trek to the Everest Base Camp is spring (March to May) and autumn (September to November). The temperature is moderate in these seasons and guarantees amazing views through the trip. Although this trek can be undertaken during winter, the cold temperature might not be suitable for everyone.

Insurance/Rescue/Evacuation:

In case of a serious sickness or a casualty while you are on Everest base camp trek (which we believe will not happen), we will do everything to transfer you to the nearest hospital to save your life (this has happened to us few times) and you are entirely liable for all the expenses incurred in evacuation/rescue, so, please make sure that these expenses are covered by your insurance policy before assigning for the trek or be prepared to pay on your own after getting back to Kathmandu. Ensure that you’ve insured yourself before doing the trip, Common sense dictates this, it’s good for you and please visit Nepal Travel insurance page for more info about it.

 

In event of flight cancellation/ delayed in/out Lukla:

If flight will get cancelled, then we will reschedule your flight for the following day. (Subject to availability). However, in a group, we could also hire a helicopter to fly in/out to Lukla to start/ end the trek as per the planned date and time and cost of helicopter flight is your own expenses. Helicopter flight will cost minimum of US$- 500 per person depending on group size. To cover this helicopter flight expenses, you are kindly requested to come with travel insurance that covers the flight cancellation for minimum of US$- 500 for a day so that you could claim for the flight cancellation once returned from the trip, and we will make documentation for this as per your require to submit to your insurance.

Booking and payment:

You are required to make 30% (non refundable) payment in advance in order to confirm and book Everest Base Camp along with your passport copy and flight detail (Arrival detail, flight name, number and time) and the remaining 80% balance is payable when you arrive in Nepal and you have options of paying the advance by bank transfer or credit card, so, do let us know which modes of payment is convenient for you then we will forward the detail for payment.

Trip Extensions:

In addition of Everest base camp trek, we organize extensions both within Nepal and other neighboring countries like Bhutan and Tibet of you have time and want us to arrange your extensions tours, you may do water rafting or a jungle safari, Pokhara tour or Lumbini Tour  in Nepal or Bhutan or Tibet tour.