Everest Base Camp Trek

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Trip Information
  • Trip Duration 14 Days
  • Trip Grade Strenuous
  • Destination Nepal
  • Max. Altitude 5,364 meters (17,598 ft)
  • Start/End Kathmandu
  • Trip Type Trekking
  • Accommodation Teahouse Lodge
  • Transport Car/Flight
  • Best Season Sep-Nov and Feb-May

Everest Base Camp Trek, EBC 14 Day Trek Itinerary and Price

Hike to Mt. Everest base camp on our Everest base camp trek trip with a local mountain guide. If you are in search of the best Everest base camp trek package, then our 14 days EBC trek is the right one for you. The 14 days Everest base camp trek has the perfect itinerary with ample acclimatization days, the most enchanting night stops, and gives you enough time to soak in the serenity of the Khumbu region. 

Everest base camp is a world-famous destination. Reaching this point is not impossible and doable for beginner trekkers. However, the journey demands a fit body, willpower, determination, and of course, good support. Everest base camp trek in Nepal requires you to sacrifice modern conveniences in exchange for jaw-dropping mountain panorama and lifelong memories. 

If you do not mind little comfort, then check out our luxury Everest base camp trek and Everest base camp helicopter tour with landing packages. 

We Welcome Nepal Treks will help you in every step towards the Everest base camp. With our long legacy in the mountains of Nepal, you will not find a better travel partner for yourself. Following the footsteps of your guide, you will walk through the beautiful Sherpa village and verdant river valleys.

Mount Everest
Mount Everest

The Everest base camp trek route is inside the Sagarmatha National Park from Monjo village (2,835 m) onwards. In the starting few days, the trail winds through rhododendron and magnolia forests, crossing hanging suspension bridges over the Dudh Koshi river many times. 

The trail from Tengboche (3,860 m) above crosses the Imja river and goes past terraces before joining the glacier path up to Dughla (4,620 m). Further, walking alongside the Khumbu glacier moraine and steep boulder field, you reach the Everest base camp (5,364 m). 

The last stop is Kala Patthar (5,644 m), a viewpoint that offers the breathtaking perspective of Mt. Everest (8,091 m). You will be standing in the clouds at this point. The EBC trek also presents mesmerizing views of numerous mountains, such as the Lhotse (8,516 m), Cho Oyu (8,188 m), Nuptse (7,861 m), Pumori (7,161 m), Cholatse (6,440 m), Ama Dablam (6,812 m), Thamserku (6,608 m), Kongde Ri (6,187 m), etc. Likewise, while trekking, you will witness diverse landscapes and experience the simple mountain lifestyle. 

We are organizing fixed departures for Everest base camp trekking 2023 spring & autumn. The bookings are open, so you can get in touch with us for any inquiry or booking assistance. We also take bookings for the private trek and are flexible in customizing the itinerary. If you have ever dreamed of hiking to Everest base camp or want to do something life-changing, then this is the chance for you. 

 

Major Highlights

Everest Base Camp Trek, 14 Days Trip Highlights

  • Savor the breathtaking sight of the world’s highest peak Everest
  • Visit one of the most adventurous airports in the world in Lukla
  • Explore the flora and fauna of Sagarmatha National Park
  • Spend nights in the tourist hub of the Himalayas- Namche Bazar
  • Get stunned by the astounding beauty of Kala Patthar
  • Embrace the truest natural supremacy by exploring the sunset from Kala Patthar
  • Find yourself in a spiritually awakening position visiting Tengboche Monastery
  • Learn about the lifestyle of the local Sherpas around the Everest Region during acclimatization days
  • Hitchhike on one of the best trekking routes in the world, finding nature in its purest form
Itinerary

Everest Base Camp Trek Itinerary Overview

Our 14-day Everest base camp trekking begins with a thrilling flight to Lukla airport (2,860 m) from Kathmandu airport. The flight may take off from Manthali airport, depending upon the air traffic during your trip. On the day you land at Lukla, you will descend to Phakding village (2,610 m) to spend the night. The trail goes via lush forests and crosses a few hanging bridges on the way. From Phakding, you walk through villages like Jorsale (2,740 m) and Monjo (2,835 m). 

Beyond Monjo village begins the Sagarmatha National Park. The trail ascends along lush rhododendron and magnolia forests, crossing the Dudh Koshi river numerous times. Before reaching Namche Bazaar (3,440 m), the trail gets a bit steep. Namche Bazaar is the biggest Sherap settlement area in the Khumbu region. Here, you will spend an acclimatization day hiking to Hotel Everest View (3,962 m). 

The trail then descends to Phungi Thenga (3,318 m) and ascends to Tengboche village (3,860 m). Further, walking past Deboche (3,820 m) and Pangboche (3,985 m), you will cross Imja Khola and walk to Dingboche (4,410 m) via terraces. The second rest day is in Dingboche and is well spent hiking to Nangkartshang hill (5,083 m)and exploring the village. Leaving Dingboche, you will walk on a steep, rocky trail. Crossing a glacial section, climb to Dughla (4,620 m) and hike to Lobuche village (4,940 m).

Lobuche onwards, you will trek alongside the Khumbu Glacier. Walking past a moraine, reach Gorak Shep (5,164 m) and continue walking on an uphill trail that leads to Everest base camp (5,364 m). You will return to Gorak Shep to spend the night on the same day. The next day, wake up before the sun rises and hike to Kala Patthar (5,644 m). The view of Mt. Everest (8,849 m) is exceptionally stunning from here. Further, descend to Pheriche (4,371 m) for an overnight stay. 

It is now a walk back to Lukla from Pheriche. The first night stop is in Namche Bazaar. You will walk by Pangboche and Tengboche villages. From Namche Bazaar, the trail descends to Phakding and ascends to Lukla. An early morning flight will take you back to Kathmandu. Spend the evening with a team farewell dinner & shopping in Thamel. On the final day, our airport representative will drop you at the international airport and bid you our last goodbye. 

 

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Our team will pick you up from the Tribhuvan International Airport on your arrival day. They will take you to the hotel. Depending upon the remaining day, we have a short introduction with the mountain guide and a packing session. The guide will brief you about the trail and help you with packing. We will do any last-minute shopping too, if needed.  

 

  • Max. Altitude: 1320m
  • Day tour time:1 Hour
  • Accommodation:3 Star Hotel

You will take the Lukla flight either from Kathmandu airport or Manthali airport in Ramechhap. It will be an early morning flight with superb aerial views of the Himalayas. From Kathmandu airport, it takes 35 minutes to reach Lukla whereas, from Manthali airport, it takes 20 minutes to reach Lukla. You spend the night in Phakding village. 

From Lukla, Phakding is located a few hundred meters below and also gives you a chance to acclimatize. The trail descends alongside the Dudh Koshi river via lush forests. On the way, you will cross many suspension bridges and small villages. 

 

  • Max. Altitude: 2640m
  • Day tour time:6 Hour
  • Accommodation:Tea house Lodge

The day begins after a warm breakfast. Walking alongside the Dudh Koshi river, crossing it many times, we reach Monjo. We will register our permits at the police check post and begin ascending following the magnolia and rhododendron forests. We will walk past remote villages, terraces, and waterfalls. The last ascent to Namche Bazaar is steep. 

 

  • Max. Altitude: 3440m
  • Day tour time:5-6 Hours
  • Accommodation:Tea House Lodge

We take a break on this day to rest and acclimatize. In the morning, a hike to Hotel Everest View will be perfect for acclimatization and also lets you enjoy striking views of mountains like Thamserku, Kongde Ri, Khumbila, etc. From the Hotel Everest View, we can see the first view of Mt. Everest along with Lhotse and Nuptse. Later in the day, we will visit the Sherpa Culture Museum and Everest Photo Gallery. 

 

  • Max. Altitude: 3440m
  • Accommodation:Tea House Lodge

The next point is Tengboche village which houses the biggest monastery in the Khumbu region and presents the most captivating panorama of Mt. Ama Dablam. The trail from Namche Bazaar follows a stony, rough path that descends a bit and climbs alongside the Dudh Koshi river. We will walk through lush forests, enjoying stunning views of Lhotse, Everest, Nuptse, Pumori, etc. From Phungi Thenga, the trail is covered with lush woodland up to Tengboche village. 

 

  • Max. Altitude: 3867m

Leaving Tengboche, we trek and reach Deboche via the alpine forest. Crossing the Imja Khola on a suspension bridge, we walk past inscribed stones. Further, the trail goes through Pangboche village and keeps trekking towards the Imja valley. Soon walking via terraces, we will reach Dingboche. 

  • Max. Altitude: 4260 m
  • Day tour time:5-6 Hours
  • Accommodation:Tea House Lodge

We take the second acclimatization day in Dingboche. In the morning, hike to Nangkartshang hil. The hike is interesting and offers breathtaking mountain landscapes. We will spend the remaining day exploring the Dingboche village and relaxing. These rest days will help us avoid altitude sickness. 

 

  • Max. Altitude: 4260 m
  • Accommodation:Tea House Lodge

We will now be trekking above the tree line in the upper route to the Everest base camp. You can see a drastic change in the landscapes from lush & verdant to rocky, cold, and snowy. Leaving Dingboche, we walk on the glacier path to Dughla. The trail will be steep and rugged. On the way, we can see colorful prayer flags and stupas at some places. The mountains are very close compared to the last few days. 

  • Max. Altitude: 4930 m
  • Day tour time:7 Hours
  • Accommodation:Tea house lodge

The trail first ascends to Gorak Shep. We will walk along the Khumbu glacier, enjoying enchanting mountain views. From Gorak Shep, the pathways are more rocky and rugged. The Khumbu glacier and Khumbu Icefall views are mesmerizing. Upon reaching the Everest base camp, we spend some time looking around and taking some pictures. Later, trek back to Gorak Shep to spend the night. 

 

  • Max. Altitude: 5364m
  • Day tour time:6-7 Hour
  • Accommodation:Tea house lodge

Today, we will hike to the highest point of our Everest base camp trek, Kala Patthar. We leave Gorak Shep early in the morning and follow a steep, rugged uphill trail to the viewpoint. As the dawn breaks down gradually, the giant mountains will begin to uncover themselves one by one. From Kala Patthar, we can see jaw-dropping views of Everest and many other mountains. Later, descend to Pheriche to spend the night.

 

  • Max. Altitude: 4243m
  • Day tour time:7-8 Hour
  • Accommodation:Tea house lodge

Leaving Pheriche, follow a downhill trail to Namche Bazaar. The trail walk past small mountain villages and rhododendron forests. You will retrace the trail from Pangboche village. Likewise, the mountain views are phenomenal along the way. 

 

  • Max. Altitude: 3440 m
  • Day tour time:6-7 Hour
  • Accommodation:Tea house lodge

After a warm breakfast, we leave Namche Bazaar. The trail steeply descends following a rough hillside. We walk through dense forests, crossing suspension bridges and many beautiful villages. From Phakding village, the route gradually begins to ascend to Lukla. 

 

  • Max. Altitude: 2886 m
  • Day tour time:6-7 Hour
  • Accommodation:Tea house lodge

After an early morning flight, you reach Kathmandu. The team will drop you at the hotel. The remaining day is free. You can explore the city and enjoy your last full day. In the late evening, we have a farewell dinner with the team. Do window shopping and pack your stuff to leave the following day. 

 

  • Max. Altitude: 1320m
  • Day tour time:2 Hour
  • Accommodation:3 Star Hotel

The EBC trek ends here. And our team will drop you at the international airport terminal as per your flight time. Or you can join some other trek with us if you want to extend your trip to Nepal. 

 

    Trip Map
    Everest Base Camp Trek map
    What's Included
    • Airport picks up and drops by private car/van/bus.
    • Two night's 3 star accommodation in Kathmandu (Thamel Eco Resort or The Address Kathmandu Hotel).
    • 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.
    • First aid medical kit.
    • Duffel Bag if needed
    • 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)
    Departure Dates

    Departure Notes for Everest Base Camp Trek, 14 Days

    The Everest Base Camp Trek sees off a great traveling experience with Welcome Nepal Treks. You can choose your day of the trek on the website and choose the day that matches your time and wish. Welcome Nepal Treks fixes the departure dates for the Everest Base Camp Trek 14 Days so that every important service and facilities like accommodation, guides, porters, and transportation services would be arranged. It is best to join the Everest Trek on the scheduled dates. If by any case, you miss the scheduled date. There is no need to worry. Welcome Nepal Treks organizes the Everest Trek in small groups with 2 to 10 trek members so that solo travelers can also enjoy the EBC Trek.

    Welcome Nepal Treks plans your for 14 Days Everest Base Camp Trek Fixed Departure in such a way that you get to be familiar with people from different countries where you can get the feeling of fraternity and love. The experienced guides along with friendly porters make the trek extra special. In any cases, if the departure date is missed because of some complications, you don’t have to worry about anything. Welcome Nepal Treks makes sure your trip plan doesn’t get affected by any means.

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    Useful Information

    Everest Base Camp Trek Elevation/ Altitude

    Before embarking on the journey to the Everest Region, most travelers have a big question: "How high is Everest Base Camp?” You get different answers to that question as the glacier does not stay in one place and changes. The elevation of the Everest Trek journey begins from 2,860 meters in Lukla to the highest point at 5,643 meters. Kala Patthar is the highest point of the Everest Trek, from where the sight of the highest peak is astounding. All in all, the high altitude journey of Everest starts at 2,860 meters and ends at 5,643 meters at the highest altitude.

    Accommodation and Food at Everest Base Camp Trek

    EBC Trek is not a luxury tour, and you should not expect a full luxurious lodge or hotel for acclimatization. You get accommodation in a hotel (3 stars or greater) that can be on a twin-share basis. The facilities you get there are a hot shower, charging points, wifi, and good beds. Even though the rooms might not be luxurious, breathtaking views of the mountains from the hotel windows make the whole living experience worthwhile.

    The food you get on the trek around Everest depends on the teahouse lodges you go to. Dal-Bhaat is the most popular food item on the menu for dinner. You get rotis, oat porridge, cookies, and mashed potatoes for breakfast. Not only this, but there are also other varieties of fresh Himalayan food you must try during your time there. Imagine having a hot steaming dal-bhaat after a full day of the hike. Trust me. Nothing beats the thrill of making your stomach full after a long workday.

    Permits required for Everest Base Camp Trek

    The government of Nepal has imposed two kinds of permits for you to enter into the EBC. It is for the sole purpose to fund for the preservation of the beauty that surrounds Everest and other mountain peaks. As you need to enter Sagarmatha National Park to carry on the EBC journey, you must pay a certain sum of the National Park Entry Fee, just like the others. 

    Khumbu Region has been made popular on the map by some of the great mountaineers before, like Tenzing Norgay Sherpa and Sir Edmund Hillary. The municipality charges a small sum of money, the Khumbu Pasang Lhamu Rural Municipality Entrance Permit costing around NRs.2000 per person, to maintain the beauty and authenticity of the region.

    The two Everest Base Camp Trek Entry Permits you must have are Sagarmatha National Park Entrance Permit (NRs. 3000 per person) Khumbu Pasang Lhamu Rural Municipality Entrance Permit (NRs. 2000 per person).

    Everest Base Camp Trek Cost for Nepali

    The trek cost of Everest Camp Trekking depends on the number of trekkers in a group and on the season. If it is an off-season, the trekking cost drops down a bit compared to the season when trekking is at its peak point. Most people believe the Everest Trek cost for Nepali is different from foreign trekkers. As a national, Nepalese don’t have to pay for the VISA charges and the hotels you stay in also charge you less. According to many reports, the total cost of Everest Trekking can be around NRs. 1,00,000 to 1,50,000 depending on various factors. However, if you are a Nepali and like to spend a lot, the total EBC cost can exceed.

    Note: There is nothing such as Everest Trek Cheap Price. The pricing depends on the hotels you choose to stay in and the number of days you go on a trek. However, if you choose a trekking package from a travel agency, the accommodation and the itinerary will be managed. Also, if you have many members in a trekking group, then the cost for one person comes down by a big margin.

    Drinking-Water in the Everest Base Camp Trek

    As plastic bottles are already banned in the Everest Region, bottled water is preferred in the Everest Trek.  Boiled water is the safest option available in the Everest Region, but it is pretty much expensive. However, the best options for pure drinking water during the Everest Trekking are SteriPEN and Purification Tablets. SteriPEN uses UV technology to kill 99.9% of bacteria, easily turning normal tap water into drinking water. In addition to this, purification tablets are cheap to buy and easy to carry. You can add them to the water, and they purify the water. However, the tablets take hours to work and are comparatively less effective.

    Best Time to do Everest  Base Camp Trek

    Everest is one of the most beautiful regions in Nepal to have a good time in. You can go to EBC Trek at any time of the year, but the best version of Everest comes alive during the best time. It is because of the favorable weather, easier trekking trails, and astounding views of the mountain peaks. 

    The best time for Everest Trekking is during spring (March-May) and fall (October-November). You will experience the crystal clear mountain views surrounding you with the warm love inside the snow. Not only this, you don’t have to deal with snow and rain, which can be the ultimate obstacle in the trekking journey.  However, if you want to go on Everest Trekking during the winter season, Everest Helicopter Tour can be the best way to explore the beauty of the region. It is impossible to trek in the winter season as the trails become too slippery and the temperature is extremely cold, making it hard to walk.

    Weather and Climate in the Everest Base Camp Trek

    One word that explains the weather condition of Everest Trekking is “extreme” In terms of both temperature and winds, Everest Region has extremities. December to February are the coldest months of the year, with the temperature dropping down to the freezing level. Meanwhile, the hot temperatures are in the monsoon season between July and August.

    During the spring season on Everest, the daytime temperature revolves around 15°C, whereas the nighttime temperature drops down to -1°C. It is the best time to visit EBC as the skies are clear and the temperature is not extreme. In the monsoon season, the temperature reaches a maximum of 22°C with heavy rainfall, which eventually makes the road muddy and harder to walk on. 

    The fall season is another best time to pay a visit to the Everest Region as the monsoon rain bids you a farewell with the arrival of clear skies and a soothing atmosphere. The mountain summit is easily visible, giving you that extra energy to continue trekking and have a closer relationship with nature.

    What to expect at Everest Base Camp Trek?

    Everest Trekking is all about exploring nature’s greatness from a really close perspective. Your expectations might be off the roof for your next visit to Everest, and they are obvious. Expect to witness the breathtaking views of the world’s highest peak and fall in love with nature all over again. Talking about the preparation for EBC, we make sure our trip gets completed without any problems. Unfortunately, sometimes it might not go according to the plan. At that moment, you should expect a little change in itinerary.  From the very beginning of the trek, we promise you the best trekking adventure possible, and to your surprise, you will not be let down.

    Mt Everest Base Camp Trek Difficulty Level

    Most people know Everest as it is the world’s highest peak, and everyone wants to summit it. But, it is not possible for everyone as it needs extra effort and a strong mentality.  EBC can be the best opportunity to make it to the base of Everest and see the mighty mountain up close without the need to summiting it. However, it doesn’t mean that everyone can complete the Everest Trek easily. Telling the truth, Everest Trekking is a moderately difficult trek. It requires around two weeks full of walking uphill and downhill. There can also be cases of altitude sickness for some trekkers. Some trekkers have a big question “Can a beginner do Everest Base Camp Trek?” As already mentioned, EBC is a moderate-level trek, and novice travelers will find it extremely hard to complete it. Meanwhile, if you have already gone on some treks before and know the ins and outs of the trek, the trek around Everest will be a piece of cake, but it depends on various other factors.

    The EBC Trek 2022 | Group Trek | Private Trek

    We organize group treks as well as private treks to the most astonishing area of Nepal, i.e., Everest. You get group discounts based on your team size. Bigger your team, the more discount you will get. COVID-19 halting the arrival of tourists has resulted in EBC regaining its authentic touch. So, 2022 can be the best year for you to come with your friends and family and enjoy yourself like never before.

    We can handle any size of the group. Each group has a group leader as a guide, a porter for every two trekkers, and an assistant guide for a group of more than 11 trekkers. Not only this, but we also organize photographers who can click your group pictures. Your memories live forever.

    Where to book your next Everest Base Camp Trek ?

    Planning your next trip to Everest is a big decision to take. Choosing a good travel agency for your trip is the most important thing. And Welcome Nepal Treks is the best agency you can trust on.

    Benefits of booking Everest Base Camp Trek with Welcome Nepal Treks

    • Free pickup and drop off from the airport to the hotel and vice versa
    • Oximeter for monitoring the oxygen saturation level to detect altitude sickness beforehand and be prepared for any health risks.
    • Medical Kits, including the hygiene stuff
    • Arrangement of sleeping bags and down jackets if you have not brought your own
    • Free storage of excess luggage during the trek

    Full Safety and Security for Everest Base Camp Trekking: We have first aid kits, supplement poisk oxygen, and satellite phones in every part of the journey with every guide having advanced first aid, CPR training. The necessary rescue can be done immediately.s of nature to everyone present.

    Packing Checklist for Everest Base Camp Trek

    As Everest Trek brings you closer to the highs and lows of nature.  You need to take proper care of various things, from what to wear and what to take on the journey. Following are the most important things you should not forget to take on your next trip to Everest as every piece of equipment is necessary for a specific purpose.

    Guide to things not to do during the Everest Base Camp Trek

    EBC Trek is on the bucket list for most travelers around the globe. It is very much important for you as a potential trekker to know about the things you need to take proper care of to do or not to even think of trying. Following are the things you should avoid at any cost to complete your trek without any complications.

    Walking too fast

    Walking fast is a great skill to have. But, you have to make sure you don’t walk way too fast as you might get caught with altitude sickness and acute mountain sickness. It can be very hard for you to continue the trekking journey.

    Drinking too little

    When you walk for too long you sweat a lot. As a result of which, your body needs sufficient liquid to stay hydrated and continue the journey well. So, you should drink enough so that you won’t suffer from any sort of dehydration problem.

    Getting no sleep

    Sleep is the most important way of getting proper rest. Getting no sleep and partying until late at night make you fully exhausted and you won’t be able to continue the journey with the same energy and intensity.

    Trespassing the park entry point

    Whenever you go on any trek, make sure you enter there legally. There are many points around the area from where you can trespass into the trek but avoid doing that. The legal authorities can actually put you into jail for that particular deed. 

    Throwing garbage carelessly

    One of the most burning problems in the Everest Region is the bad management of garbage and wastage. Some travelers throw waste everywhere without any proper way. It leads to the park becoming extremely dirty and you may feel difficulty in performing normal things during your time there.

    Wearing new and uncomfortable shoes on the trek

    Whenever you wear new shoes it is highly likely that the shoes start pinching your feet making it extremely difficult for you to walk the hard trails. So, always make sure you don’t wear new and uncomfortable shoes because they will hurt you a lot in the long run of the journey.

    Tipping in the Everest  Base Camp Trek

    You can meet so many people during your trekking journey. During your visit to the teahouse lodges or the porters or guides who you will travel with for the whole journey. The best of all is that you can actually tip them for extra money if you love their company and service. Most travelers travel in a group and have already paid for the trekking package and don’t know the daily expenses of the porters. You can tip around 5% of the total cost for a rough calculation. However, it all depends on your wish and choice. You can ask your trek planner about the porter and guide charges. They will remember your generosity for the rest of their lives.

    Packing lists for the EBC Trip in Nepal

    This Trek requires preparations and checklists of gears & equipment needed for the journey. It is always best to carry the essential clothing and accessories for the entire trek. We understand that you have your own preference for clothing, but we recommend you consult us before packing.

    Head

    • Sun hat
    •  Scarf
    •  Winter hat
    • Headlight with extra batteries

    Face

    • Sunscreen cream with UV protection
    • Face wipes
    • Sunglasses

    Hands

    • Lightweight gloves, winter gloves

    Body

    • Hiking shirts
    • Long-sleeved t-shirt
    • Hooded rain jacket
    • Fleece jacket
    • Lightweight cotton pants
    • Sweaters
    • Waterproof jacket
    • Down jacket

    Essential Gear

    • Backpack
    • Trekking pole
    • Water purification tablets
    • Sleeping Bags

    Personal accessories

    • Money
    • Watch
    • Cell phone
    • Camera
    • Extra passport photos and photocopies of passport
    • Notebook and pen
    • Binoculars

    Necessary things for hygiene

    • Biodegradable bar soap
    • Nail clippers
    • Small mirror
    • Extra items
    • First aid kit

    EBC Itinerary COVID Update for Everest Base Camp Trek

    COVID-19 has immensely affected the whole trekking paradigm in all parts of the world. Talking about the updates for EBC Trek after COVID, you need to have a PCR Test with COVID negative result which was taken not more than 72 hours before departure. You need to have it before you enter Nepal. Another important thing is that it is advised to carry sanitizer and other medicine with you in case any big complications arise. Other than that, Everest welcomes you with a big heart again to adore its beauty and tell about the greatnes

    FAQs
    • Q1. What sort of food do we have on the Everest Base Camp Trek?

      During your Everest base camp trek you have variety of options in food. You can choose the food from menu as your wish, it can be local food daal bhat, soups or you can have continental food and Chinese dishes too. The price of food will be more expensive with increasing altitude. You can have light breakfast, lunch, dinner with soup, hot drinks and water. There is no problem in foods.

    • No, you cannot see the summit of Mt. Everest from Everest base camp. From base camp, you can largely see Nuptse, and the Khumbu Ice Falls. The summit of Everest is actually hidden from view. The best view of the Everest summit in the area of base camp is from Kalapathar. You will be able to see the beautiful view of the Mount Everest throughout the journey from different point but not from the base camp itself.

    • You cannot stay overnight at an Everest Base camp instead you can stay at Gorak Shep. You can have beautiful views and take enough pictures at base camp and return to Gorka Shep to stay. Though, you can also stay overnight at base camp but for that you need a special permit which is expensive.

    • Yes, there is cell service on Everest Base camp Trek. Although the service will not be available in all the areas, you will get the network at different stops throughout the trekking. You can also get Wi-Fi access at some places at extra costs. Some accommodations have charging stations available. The service might not be the best but it will be helpful.

    • EBC trek is not dangerous. The deaths rate in the Everest Base Camp trek is quite rare. However, this trek brings some tragedy to the life of trekkers. The minimum number of death on EBC trek is around 2 to 5 people each year and the maximum number would be as high as 8 to 10. The reasons of death are due to carelessness, altitude sickness and unfortunate natural disasters.

    • Everest base camp basically doesn’t need long training. The best preparation you can do for a trek to Everest Base Camp is exercise routines which build strength, fitness and stamina. You can take a walk on the daily basis. Jogging and swimming would be best. You can start these training one month or even more before the trek. All you need to have is physical and mental fitness.

    • The difficulty level of the Everest Base Camp is moderate. If you like hiking and have some experiences of it then you can complete this trek at ease. The journey is a long walk to reach the destination. You should walk 5-6 hours a day. If a person has breathing problem he should not try this trek as you should climb up and down. To prepare for the trek and long walks you should practice the exercises that strengthen legs muscle. Overall the trek is not too difficult.

    • Although the Everest base camp trek is available anytime but it is better to do in the spring (April-May) and the autumn (September-November) as the weather is not so cold. The days in spring are warm and clear. The weather is generally bright with clear skies and few clouds and temperatures are comfortable in autumn. The winter and monsoon season are not pretty good time for EBC trek as the winter season is the coldest time and monsoon season can get heavy rainfalls which may make trekking difficult.

    • It is definitely cold in the Everest region. The weather differs with the seasons. Day temperatures are usually comfortable but the temperature can also go well below freezing even -20°C. The winter season (November-April) is the coldest time of the year at Everest base camp. It is still possible to trek at any time of the year. You should be well prepared to face cold weather.

    • The cost of your trek to Everest Base Camp will be based on the type of trek you are planning. The cost will be comparatively expensive if you are planning to trek with trekking agency rather than independent trekking. If you are doing with agency the price might start from USD$ 1400 depending on the route, the Welcome Nepal Treks and their services. The luxurious trekking packaging and return by helicopter will cost a bit higher.

    • Everest base Camp trek is one of the finest treks in the world that centers on the world's highest peak Mt. Everest. Trekking to the base camp of the world’s highest mountain is definitely worthy. The Everest region is a very beautiful place to visit. This trek will offer you some of the most magical views of the Himalayas which is great to experience. Seeing the jaw dropping snowcapped mountain will leave you amazed. Prepare for jaw-dropping scenery and a unique cultural experience exploring the highest mountain in the world. The whole experience of the glorious mountains, friendly people, beautiful villages and unique cultures is an amazing feeling. The trek is a huge achievement. It is once in a lifetime experience.

    • Everest base Camp Trek for Beginners might be a little challenging. Though, the trek can be easily completed with basic physical and mental fitness. If you don’t have long hiking experiences, we suggest you to do jogging for some weeks before the trekking. It is a long trek so you need to be able to walk or hike for 5-6 hours with breaks. If a person is normally fit, physically and mentally prepared then yes, beginners can complete this trek with an ease.

    • The difficulty level of the Everest Base Camp is moderate. This trek doesn’t require technical expertise anyone who is determined and is physically strong can do it. People of different ages and shapes have completed this trek. EBC trek is challenging but all you need is a normal physical fitness, determination and patience. It is possible if you are mentally prepared.

    • You should drink warm water. Staying hydrated will avoid altitude sickness. You can carry your own bottles for water; just make sure they will keep water hot. You should completely avoid alcohol during the journey as it will be harmful. You should also avoid teas and coffees that contain caffeine. You can have lemon ginger honey, hot juice, boiled water etc. You should drink enough beverages available on way to Everest base camp trek and stay hydrated.

    • You can find many tourists friendly accommodation during the Everest base camp trek. You can have a cozy accommodation with a feeling of home. Tea houses on lower altitude have proper facility with electricity, wifi, hot showers while at higher altitude they provide basic facilities. You can also find luxurious lodges with electric blanket, Wifi, hot water showers, etc. with an additional charge. Toilets are clean and friendly. Well, you can also have a camping accommodation done by the team it will be an amazing experience.

    • Most travelers who are willing to come to Everest want to know about the Everest trekking risks and dangers involved. As the journey is long and you have to walk for more than 2 weeks in the extremities of weather and trekking trails. Talking about the weather and the difficulty of trails, you will find it relatively difficult which also depends on your level of trekking expertise. Also, you might suffer from altitude sickness, acute mountain sickness, high-altitude pulmonary edema, and high-altitude cerebral edema. Sometimes overexertion and dehydration can also be the causes of your complications. The vast majority of people do not have huge complications. It is for that reason too, that people love to come to EBC for a good time.

    • Everest base camp tour is one of the most popular destinations for trekking. Trekking to the world’s highest peak you need a Nepalese visa and permits. Unless you are an Indian nationality you need a visa. The visa process is simply easy and doesn’t take long time. The visa on arrival fee is based on how long you will stay. One month’s Visa is enough for the Everest base camp trekkers. Along with Nepal’s visa, you shall need two other permits during the Everest base camp trek.

    • ‘EBC Trek with or without a guide’ is a trending topic among most travelers around the globe. You can complete Everest Trek without a guide, but it is not usually suggested. Guides are people who will help you when the trail becomes way too hard. You won’t feel the need for a guide when everything is planned. But, there are times when the going gets tough. For instance, the weather starts to get way too hard, and you start suffering from any sort of complications. That is the time when you feel the essence of a guide. So, going to EBC Trek with a guide is the best decision you can take while marching towards the base of the highest summit.

    • During the EBC Trek, you get a hot shower in most lodges. A solar heating system provides you with a hot shower in most villages. In the areas with no solar heating system, you get buckets of hot water that you can mix with cold water for a shower.

      There is Wi-Fi in the Everest Trek talking about the internet available in most villages. However, the best way to get connected to the internet is via the data connection on your mobile phone. Ncell 3G and NTC 3G are the best ways to surf the internet. You can post many pictures on your social media using the internet. Being close with your friends and family even though you are walking around the Everest region is great.

    • Kilimanjaro is a mountain located in Tanzania, Africa and Everest; as all of you know, it is the highest peak in the world. The mountains are two of the most popular and highly challenging treks present. Various travelers put one trek in the harder group than the other. Kilimanjaro can be harder for some trekkers, whereas EBC is a tougher route for some.

      According to reports, the average success rate in Kilimanjaro is only around 45%. Meanwhile, the average success rate of Everest Trekking is around 95% which is more than double what is in Kilimanjaro. Not only this, you have to do a night hike in Kilimanjaro with the temperature extremely low. There is a compulsion sometimes to climb high altitudes faster in Kilimanjaro. You get fewer or even no days for acclimatization as compared to EBC.

      Talking about the Everest Trek, you need to walk for a longer duration, and the trek lasts for more than two weeks. Some travelers find it extremely tiring and difficult. So, no anyone trek is harder than the other. It depends on the experience of the travelers who have gone there and have felt the ultimate joy of trekking in both of the glorious mountains.

    • Welcome Nepal Treks offers a lifetime deposit policy that provides you the flexible opportunity to transfer your deposit to anyone or on any other trip. If you wish to cancel the booked trip, you will be charged with certain cancelation amount. To know the detailed information regarding the cancelation, please visit our booking terms and conditions.

    • Having travel insurance for the EBC Trek is your choice. As you trek to a region where the climate can be extreme, you may suffer from altitude sickness and other complications such as accidents and flight cancellations. It is advised to get travel insurance before going on the trek so that you can trek in peace and enjoy the trip to a whole new level.

    • You don't need to learn the Nepalese language to complete the trek around Everest. You have a guide who will be the mediator of the conversation. But, you can learn the Nepali language too and talk to the locals in the same language. It is a different experience.

    • There are no restrictions on taking kids to the EBC Trek. You can take your children on the Everest Trek. You must make sure that they are prepared for the strenuous trek journey. The climate and trekking trails become way too extreme for kids.

    • While you are on your Everest journey, you can use any currency. But, Nepalese currency will be the best option available. You can easily convert your currency to Nepalese currency from foreign money exchange according to the daily rates. It becomes easier for the village people to calculate and make proper money records.

    • It is highly unlikely that you will find money exchanges during the trek to Everest. You need to exchange money in Kathmandu before starting the Everest Trek. However, you will find ATM machines in Namche Bazar from where you can withdraw money.

    • Carrying cash with yourself is actually your choice. If you are coming with us as a member of the group, you don’t need to pay for the food and accommodation as you have already paid for the package. However, if you want to buy extra accessories or eat exotic dishes, you need to carry certain money. Generally,  you can carry around $500 with you to spend extra if you want.

    • As Everest Trek is a high-altitude journey. If you are a traveler who has a good experience of trekking, then you will not face altitude sickness most likely. However, if you are a novice trekker and have not come to high altitudes before, it is highly likely that you will get altitude sickness. But you don’t need to worry about it that much. There are guides who will help you in every part of the journey.

    • Depending on the itinerary, you have to walk around 5-9 km each day. The entire trek around Everest is around 130 kilometers (80 miles). Walking distance is not the major thing to worry about. The gain in elevation each day is the bigger issue here. You should be prepared and ready to adapt to it.

    • Making a trek memorable is a tough job as it requires you to plan your journey in such a way that you have to deal with the least problems. Among various ways to complete a trek best, the main way is to prepare properly. So, how is it possible to prepare for one of the toughest yet most exciting treks in the world? You can do many things to remember your trek for good reasons.

      Following are some of the best physical and mental tips you can follow so that your trek around EBC will not take a toll on you.

      • Make a habit of walking daily at least for an hour,
      • Walk uphill and downhill,
      • Practice cardiovascular training with proper breathing exercises,
      • Meditate at least two times a day,
      • Pay proper attention to your sleep schedule,
      • Have a balanced diet and avoid eating junk food
      • Stay in the best physical shape possible
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      Plenta NoensaketBahamas Nov 15, 2022
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      Successful Everest Trip

      We are very happy today as we just completed our trip to Everest base camp successfully. All thanks to our guide Kushal who really helped and encouraged us. The porters were also very friendly and helpful. We had lots of fun in this trip. Watching beautiful peaks, sunrise view from kalapathar, beautiful Sherpa villages and cultures, good food, helpful guide, friendly people these all made our trip wonderful.

      We would also like to thank Mr. Hari and welcome Nepal treks for organizing such a great trip at a reasonable price. We will recommend this company for those people who wants comfortable and safe trips.

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      Kimberly SchaeferIreland Nov 10, 2022
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      Remarkable journey of Everest Base Camp Trekking

      This trip to Everest base camp was the most wonderful adventure. It was a difficult hike but our guide Pemba and assistant guide Lakpa was very supportive and kind that we managed to complete our trip successfully. The guide was respectful and friendly. Welcome Nepal Treks organized this trip in the best way.

      The journey was wonderful with the perfect view of Mount Everest, beautiful forests, Sherpa villages and their cultures. People were very warm and welcoming. The view of extraordinary beauty of nature was very satisfying. We were also able to see the view of many other peaks. The hotel was comfortable and nice, price was reasonable and hospitality was great.

      The company provided us very reasonable and satisfying price. I would highly recommend welcome Nepal treks, they were brilliant.