Asiana Treks

Everest Base Camp Trek

Best Price
Price starting from $1,745
US $ 1,715 per person
No of people Price per person
1 - 1 $1,745
2 - 4 $1,555
5 - 9 $1,475
8 - 15 $1,345
Destination
Everest Region Trek
Duration
17 days
Group size
1 - 10 pax
Level
Moderate
Max. Elevation
5364 m / 17598 ft
Best Season
Sept, Oct, Nov, March, April, May
Accomodation
As per the Deal
Meals
As per the Itinerary
Transportation
Domestic flight / all ground transportation as per itinerary
Starts / Ends
Kathmandu / Kathmandu
Best Value
Trending
Trip Code
ATT-EBCT-01
Trip Route
Kathmandu - Lukla - Namche - Tangboche- Dingboche- Labuche- EBC Kalapatter -same way back to via Namche - Lukla - Kathmandu

Highlights

    • Traverse through lush green valleys and gaze upon awe-inspiring, snow-capped Himalayan peaks.
    • Immerse yourself in the rich local culture by visiting charming Sherpa villages along the trek.
    • Push your limits as you ascend to challenging altitudes, gaining a profound sense of accomplishment.
    • Visit renowned landmarks like Namche Bazaar and the Tengboche Monastery, steeped in Himalayan heritage.
    • Experience the thrill of crossing suspension bridges suspended high above rushing rivers.
    • Culminate your trek with an unforgettable visit to Everest Base Camp, standing in the shadow of the world's tallest peak.
    • Capture stunning sunrise views over Everest from the iconic viewpoint of Kala Patthar.
    • Forge lasting bonds with fellow trekkers as you conquer challenging trails together.
    • Enjoy hearty meals and cozy teahouses, experiencing the warmth of Nepalese hospitality.
    • Beyond the physical journey, the trek is a spiritual and cultural adventure that leaves a lasting impact.
    • Every step is a triumph, and every view is a masterpiece in this once-in-a-lifetime Himalayan trek.

Overview

Overview

Everest Trekking begins with a thrilling flight from Kathmandu to Lukla or Manthali to Lukla, followed by continuous ascents to Kalapatter. However, It's crucial to remember that this journey requires moderate physical fitness and altitude acclimatization. 

On the Everest Base camp Trek, following in the footsteps of Hillary, you'll pass through the rare yeti territory and the Dudh Koshi River valley. Trekkers encounter lush forests, terraced farmlands, undulating hills, alpine pastures, and majestic mountains along the way. The trek ascends to an altitude of 5,364 meters at Everest Base Camp and 5,555 meters at Kalapatter, offering breathtaking views of peaks like Pumori, Lhotse, Nuptse, Lobuche, and Mt. Everest. The route, marked with tranquility and dotted with teahouses, provides a serene resting place for trekkers, allowing you to feel at peace amidst the grandeur of nature.

With diverse peaks, captivating vistas, Sherpa culture, ancient Gompas, and awe-inspiring panoramas, the Everest region promises a memorable experience for trekkers worldwide.


Everest Base Camp trek Itinerary:


Asiana Treks and Tours has the perfect Everest Base Camp trek itinerary. Travelers who desire to explore Nepal with moderate physical fitness. You'll discover the best places for breathtaking views from the city to the countryside. Experience the contrast of cold nights at EBC to a stunning view of the mountain wall, an unforgettable lifetime journey.


Everest Base Camp Trekking Distance:


The Everest Base Camp trekking takes 12 to 17 days, with 4 to eight-hour walking days, and is approximately 130 km, or 81.25 miles, depending on the itinerary and acclimatisation day.


Everest Base Camp Trekking route:


The Everest Base Camp Trekking route showcases awe-inspiring natural beauty. Starting in lush valleys with terraced fields and traditional Sherpa. Villages, the journey unfolds amidst the Himalayan foothills. Rhododendron forests bloom in spring, accompanied by cascading waterfalls and snow-capped peaks. Traversing wildflower meadows and crossing suspension bridges over mountain streams, the landscape evolves as you ascend. Approaching Everest Base Camp, rugged terrain and glacial moraines dominate, leading to panoramic views of towering peaks. The Trek promises unforgettable moments, whether you're a seasoned trekker or novice adventurer, offering an unparalleled journey through Earth's most breathtaking landscapes and top of the world.


Everest Base Camp trekking price:


Our package tour ensures reliability in terms of cost, itinerary, and overall experience. The Everest Base Camp trek typically ranges from US$1300 to 2000, depending on group size, service level, guide and porter services, transportation preferences, and accommodation category in Kathmandu. This cost estimation is subject to the types of trekking gear and accommodation preferences.


Everest Base Camp trekking Height:


The Everest Base Camp trekking and tours start from the bustling city of Kathmandu at an altitude of 1337 meters. From Kathmandu, take a flight to Lukla or during peak season from Ramechhap. You'll descend to the beautiful Manthali headquarters of Ramechhap,474 meters above sea level. If you Fly from Manthali to Lukla, you'll embark on your journey descending to crossing by the green forest to Chheplung; finally, the Trek culminates at Everest Base Camp at a breathtaking height of 5,545–5,550 m /18,192–18,209 ft.


Major villages of Everest Base Camp Trekking:


The major Sherpa villages along the Everest Base Camp Trekking route are Lukla, Chheplung, Thado Koshi, Phakding, Taktok, Banker Manjo, Jorsalle, Namche, Sanasha, Phugithanga, Tangboche, Diboche, Pangboche, Somera, Harso, Dingboche, Thukla, Labuche, and Gorekshep Return from the same route and follow the same path back to Lukla. These villages are significant landmarks and offer scenic beauty and accommodation options along the Annapurna Base Camp Trekking route.


Best Viewpoints  on the Way  to Everest Base Camp Trekking:


These viewpoints provide unforgettable experiences, highlighting the beauty of the Everest Base Camp Trek.Everest Base Camp Trek offers breathtaking viewpoints, showcasing stunning panoramas of the surrounding Himalayan peaks. Here are the critical views along the route:

On a clear day, board your Flight to Lukla or Ramechhap, ensuring a seat on the left-hand side for a breathtaking view of the uncountable Himalayan peaks, from the Langtang Himalayan range to the majestic Mt Everest.

Hillary Bridge: After halfway from Hillary Bridge to Namche, you will first glimpse the majestic Everest view. 

Hillary Park Sagarmatha Head Headquarters: At the top of Namche Headquarters of Sagarmatha National Park, Hillary Park, you have a stunning surrounding view of Many Himalayan ranges, including Mt Everest.

Everest View Hotel: From Everest View Hotel, you can enjoy unparalleled vistas of Everest and neighboring peaks, 

Tangboche, Pangboche, Deboche: Traverse picturesque villages, each providing unique perspectives of the towering giants en route to Everest Base Camp.

Thukla: On the way from Lobuche to Thukla, soak in the stunning views of jaw-dropping Himalayan peaks.

Kala Patthar: Summit at dawn for an unrivalled panorama of the Everest region, witnessing the mountains come alive in a symphony of colors as the sun rises. Each viewpoint leaves an indelible mark on your soul, ensuring the journey back to Lukla reminds you of the awe-inspiring vistas encountered throughout your Trek.

Everest Base Camp (EBC): The ultimate destination, commonly listed as 5,545–5,550 m (18,192–18,209 ft). Meters offers unparalleled views of Flora and Fauna in the Everest Basecamp Trekking.


Flora and Fauna In Everest Base Camp Trekking:


Everest Basecamp Trekking is also in Sagarmatha National Park. It deserves many different flora and fauna, Where pine and hemlock forests are found at lower altitudes, and fir, juniper, birch, rhododendron, scrub, and alpine plants thrive at higher elevations. Sagarmatha National Park is inhabited by a diverse range of animals, like red panda, snow leopard, musk deer, Himalayan tahr, marten, Himalayan mouse hare (pika), and over 118 bird species, such as the Impeyan pheasant, snow cock, blood pheasant, and red-billed cough.


Festivals and Culture of Everest Base Camp Trekking:


The Everest Base Camp trek offers a cultural immersion into Sherpa traditions. A highlight is the Dumji and Mani Rimdu Festival at Tengboche Monastery, held annually in October or November. This vibrant celebration features sacred dances and colorful ceremonies, providing insight into Sherpa culture.

Buddhism, a central pillar of Sherpa life, is beautifully woven into the Trek's fabric. It's evident in the monasteries, prayer flags, and Mani walls that dot the route. Visitors are not just spectators but can actively participate in Buddhist rituals, fostering a deeper understanding of Sherpa spirituality and their profound connection to nature. In their harmonious coexistence with nature, Sherpas practice sustainable living with eco-friendly methods like using yak dung as fuel and waste management. These practices, born out of necessity and deep respect for the environment, are a testament to the Sherpa's ingenuity and their role as responsible stewards of the land. It's a practice that inspires respect and admiration. 

People and Hospitality:

Nepal is a country where warm hospitality and incredible values are not just a custom, but a deeply ingrained part of its culture. Whether you're a foreign visitor or a local, you're greeted with open arms, friendly smiles, and a radiant manner. This tradition of hospitality, deeply rooted in Hinduism, Buddhism, and traditional customs, sees guests as blessings and treats them with utmost respect, generosity, and kindness.

The Sherpa people, an indigenous ethnic group with a unique blend of Tibetan Buddhism and ancient Bon rituals, are the epitome of these values. Residing in the upper Khumbu area, they welcome guests with a distinct warmth and an unwavering spirit of hospitality, marked by their renowned honesty and loyalty.


Advantage book with Asiana Treks and Tours: 

  • Private transport for airport transfers to/from your hotel.
  • Trip briefing on Facebook and online if you love to connect.
  • Last minute booking at your hotel at a suitable time after your arrival.
  • Easy booking and reservation system.
  • Multi-channel communication via Email, WhatsApp, Facebook, Viber, Skyp  24/7 phone communication at +977-9851076270
  • Free excess luggage storage during the Trek
  • Oximeters are provided to examine blood oxygen saturation at high altitudes to detect altitude sickness early
  • Medical kits along the Trek and hot airbags are available in winter
  • Arrange sleeping bags, duffel bags, down jackets, and walking pools if you don't have your own.

Trekking Start:


 If you miss the regular trip briefing, don't worry. We'll provide it at a convenient time before departure, Pokhara, either before a World Heritage tour the following morning or the next day; we'll then proceed to the airport flight to Lukla or drive four 4-hour Manthali and Flight to Lukla.


Currency Exchange:


The Nepalese rupee is Nepali currency, and 1 USD is approximately 130 NPR. Only NPR is accepted in Nepal, so it's best to bring cash to facilitate transactions. Banks and ATMs in Kathmandu provide currency exchange services but note that most banks prefer new, crisp notes.


Our Team:


The Asiana Treks and Tours team is professional, reliable, and responsible. They are well-trained, friendly, radiant, and fluent in English. You can feel comfortable sharing anything with them. They are experts in local culture, history, vegetation, food, accommodation, weather conditions, and first aid medication. They are also environmentally conscious and respect the rights of animals.

However, please do not provoke them for personal gain during the trip. While you can enjoy your holiday with them, we kindly request that you do not try to change their customs, beliefs, religion, culture, or traditions.

We and our staff are committed to making your adventure trip unforgettable memories of a lifetime journey in Nepal. 


Guide and Porter Arrangement:


Our company, Asiana Treks and Tours, focuses on responsible tourism in Nepal. We make sure our guides and porters are well-trained in Trekking and mountaineering. They know a lot about the areas we go to, including geography, history, customs, and culture. We train them regularly in safety, first aid, and environmental conservation. We follow guidelines to treat our porters fairly, providing them with good pay, accommodation, and meals during treks. Our guides and porters are essential team members, and we appreciate their hard work. When you trek with us, you support ethical tourism in Nepal, making your trip meaningful and memorable.

Asiana Treks and Tours prioritizes your safety and enjoyment. Our knowledgeable guides, reliable equipment, and safety measures ensure a great trekking experience in Nepal.


Porter, Luggage, and Extra Luggage Storage: 


We cover the cost of porters for your Luggage, but the maximum weight limit is 12 kg per person. Each porter carries Luggage for two trekkers; please share a duffle bag with another. Our porters will carry up to 25 kg each. If you need a porter for yourself, we can arrange that. We also recommend carrying a small backpack for your valuables and important documents. You can leave extra Luggage at our office for free and at a hotel in Pokhara, Namche, etc.


Accommodation:


Accommodation during the Everest Basecamp Trek varies. Along the trekking route, you'll stay in guest houses, commonly known as teahouses. These basic lodges offer rooms, dining areas, and toilets. The quality of guest houses varies but remains affordable and convenient for trekkers. Rooms typically have twin or bunk beds and shared bathrooms, and blankets and pillows are available. Our company can offer a sleeping bag if you don't have one. You'll spend nine nights in lodges along the trekking route and three nights in a hotel in Kathmandu. Some places and lodges have attached bathrooms, while others offer simple yet clean rooms with shared facilities. We can arrange a solo trekking service if you're traveling solo. In high season and particular areas, availability may be limited for you, although we try our best. In Kathmandu or Pokhara, your hotel room will have excellent amenities, including TV, 24/7 hot water, electricity, and laundry service.


Meals during the trip:


Eating well is essential since the EBC Trek takes you through the Himalayas. You'll have plenty of nutritious meals in the trekking regions, although the options won't be as varied as in the cities. You'll get fifteen breakfasts, eleven lunches, and ten dinners during the Trek. The menu includes local, Asian, and Western dishes, but it gets more straightforward as you climb higher. Try popular Nepali foods like lentils, rice, curry, dumplings, noodles, Spagaties, and many more. We highly recommend eating fresh vegetables and drinking liquids like green tea, lemon tea, hot lemon, ginger tea, and garlic soup, especially at high altitudes. While non-vegetarian options are available during the Trek, we suggest avoiding them for hygiene reasons. It's also best to steer clear of dairy, cheese, alcohol, caffeine, and hot chocolate. Personal expenses like alcoholic drinks, extra beverages, and cafes aren't included in the package.


Drinking water:


Nepal is the second country in the world in terms of water sources after Brazil. According to the Nepal government, only 27% of people here have clean drinking water. You can buy mineral water in teahouses, but it is expensive; Lokals people do not prefer plastic bottles in some trekking areas, but there are some safe drinking water stations where you can refill your bottle. However, we recommend carrying Steripen, iodine drops, water purification tablets for safe drinking, and refillable water bottles for boiled or filtered water. We strongly advise not to drink from taps, wells, and rivers in trekking areas. However, in all the city areas, Mineral water is available at a reasonable cost everywhere.


Extra Personal Expenses:


Your Trip covers most expenses during the Trek; you'll need to spend money on extra accommodations and meals in Kathmandu, souvenirs, and beverages. We estimate about USD 15-25 per trekking day for miscellaneous expenses. However, personal expenses depend on your Income, habits, and style.


Toilet Facilities in Everest Base Camp Trekking:


Most teahouses have Western-style flush toilets during mountain treks, especially at lower elevations. But as you go higher, find simple squat toilets along the trails and teahouses at higher altitudes. These toilets usually have water or toilet paper, but it's a good idea to bring your toilet paper just in case. You can also use restrooms at nearby teahouses or find a private spot along the trekking routes.


Internet Connectivity:


While trekking in the Himalayan region of Nepal, connecting with your family and friends is also a good idea. You can find internet access at teahouses and lodges, but it might be extra minimal cost. The signal might be weak because of the remote location. You can also get internet access using a local SIM card and data packages available at Kathmandu airport or nearby shops in Thamel and Pokhara. You'll have a passport-sized photo and a copy of your passport to get a SIM card. It's a good idea to compare prices and data packages from telecom companies like Ncell and Nepal Telecom before buying. Knowing about teahouse connectivity. Our guide will suggest connections for you. 


Electricity voltage and plugs:


However, 95 % of Nepali people have access to electricity as of May 29, 2023. almost popular trekking routes, teahouses, and lodges have electricity. However, some isolated and solo trekking tea houses in the jungle don't have electricity; most tea houses let travelers charge for their devices for a small fee. The average electrical voltage in Nepal is 230 volts, with plug types like Type C, Type D, and Type M. Travellers should bring a suitable adapter and, if needed, a voltage converter for their electronic devices.


Communication:


The guest houses in the trekking regions have internet access. You could buy a SIM card at Tribhuvan International Airport Kathmandu and Namche. However, the signal may need to be more assertive at high altitudes. Our office keeps in touch with all trekking teams via the trek guide at least once daily to ensure everything goes as planned.


Trip Extension:


Suppose you have extra days in Nepal after the Trek. In that case, we can arrange a tour, overnight stay at Nagarkot Balthali or any other place around Kathmandu and Chitwan, jungle safari, paragliding, rafting, canyoning, or other treks. Do not hesitate to Inform us. We will create the best for you.


Trek Difficulty:


The Everest Base Camp trek presents a moderate and challenging yet enriching adventure. Your enjoyment of the trip will largely depend on your level of fitness. We recommend building stamina at least two weeks before the Trek. Activities include jogging, running, swimming, or taking long hikes for the journey ahead.

Completing this Trek is achievable even if you're a beginner, although you must maintain a reasonable fitness level. Prior trekking experience can be advantageous, though it is optional. All you need is the readiness to hike steadily for 4-8 hours, navigating tricky terrain.

Suppose trekkers have pre-existing medical conditions, such as lung or heart diseases. In that case, they are advised to consult their physician before booking the Trek to ensure their safety and well-being throughout the journey.


Trip Safety:


We highly give top priority. We provide experienced guides with first aid kits and necessary safety gear to ensure a safe hand. Our team monitors weather and trail conditions and takes precautions to avoid risks. Before starting the Trek, we discuss the trip to provide a clear understanding and ensure a reliable experience.


Group & Private Treks:


We organize many group and private treks simultaneously, with discounts available for larger groups. Every group will have a trekking guide and porters. Regarding larger groups, we provide an assistant guide. Our team ensures a safe and enjoyable trekking experience for all participants.


About solo traveler:


If you're a solo traveler, please get in touch with us to confirm departure dates before booking. You can tell us via call, WhatsApp, or email. We have listed upcoming departure dates for your convenience. Feel free to share the trip details with friends and family.

Notes: Please be aware that the itinerary may change due to weather or other factors, and we'll adjust it accordingly for the group's safety and enjoyment. We look forward to guiding you through the stunning landscapes of the Annapurna region and ensuring a memorable trekking experience.


Responsible Travel:


We prioritize responsible travel to minimize environmental impact and support local communities. We collaborate with organizations like the Kathmandu Environmental Education Project (KEEP) to promote eco-friendly practices in trekking regions.


Gratitude:


Graduate or tipping is appreciated in Nepali culture and reflects the quality of service provided. You decide how much to tip, but we recommend tipping as a group at the end of the trip.


End of Trek:


On the eleventh day, you'll take a bus from Pokhara back to Kathmandu, which takes about seven hours. Alternatively, you can fly from Pokhara to Kathmandu for an extra fee. In the evening, we'll host a farewell dinner in Kathmandu.


Departure:


On the day of your departure flight, we'll come to pick you up from your hotel and transfer you to Tribhuvan International Airport. We hope you enjoyed the Nepal trek and will consider returning for more adventures in Nepal.


Feedback:


After you complete the EBC Trek, we'll organize a farewell dinner in Kathmandu and present you with a trekking achievement certificate. After the dinner, you can provide feedback about the Trek on travel portals.


Last-Minute Booking:


If you can't book in advance, we offer last-minute bookings. Last-minute booking offers are available but may cost slightly more than regular departure dates. Those opting for last-minute bookings must pay an additional 7% of the total trip cost on our website. While we strive to make last-minute requests, we try our best to accommodate according to your last-minute booking holiday.

Special Note:  Please remember that sometimes unforeseen circumstances, such as inclement weather or unavailable lodging, may cause the schedule to be changed. Your trip guide will design a fresh schedule based on the group's interests in such circumstances. 

Important Note

Best time to travel Nepal and Everest Base Camp trekking:


Nepal is a country of differences with various landscapes, including towering mountain ranges, lush forests, and a vibrant cultural heritage. The best time to travel to Nepal depends on your preferences and the type of excursions or events you intend to participate in. Generally, Nepal has four distinct seasons, each with unique charms and challenges.

Winter Season: Cold temperatures start in late November or early December, but clear skies suit budget travelers. Lower-elevation treks and skiing/snowboarding in ski resorts are popular activities.

Spring Season: From late February 15 to Jun 15, warmer temperatures make it perfect for Trekking. Rhododendrons bloom, adding to the scenic beauty. Celebrations like Holi and Buddha Jayanti occur during this time.

Summer Season: Monsoon rains from June 15 to August make trekking challenging, but it's a great time to experience lush greenery and agriculture. Ideal for peace seekers and cultural tours of cities accessible by road.

Autumn Season: September to November is Nepal's best time for Trekking and outdoor activities. Clear skies, pleasant temperatures, and festivals like Dashain Tihar and Chhat make this period ideal for experiencing Nepali culture.


Fitness and Training:


Trekking and climbing in Nepal's high-terrain Himalayas require physical fitness and training for a safe journey. Trekking involves walking long distances, sometimes for hours daily, over different terrain and at high altitudes. To build stamina and prepare the body, it's best to start fitness activities a few months before the trip, including cardio, strength, and endurance training.

Your journey to Nepal can be safe and successful with physical fitness, training, and preparation. Be aware of the risks and challenges, and take necessary safety measures for a fun and secure trip.


Entry and exit requirements at the Tribhuban International Airport in Nepal:


Upon arrival at the entry point, all baggage undergoes declaration and clearance through customs. Passengers arriving at Tribhuvan International Airport (TIA) without access to goods may proceed through the Green Channel for swift clearance without luggage checks.

Before departing Nepal, it is crucial to possess a valid visa and passport. If your Visa has expired, you must extend it before being permitted to leave. Please note that the Immigration office at Tribhuvan International Airport is not authorized and allowed to extend visas.


About Visa requirements:


To visit Nepal, you need a valid passport and a visa. You can quickly get an arrival visa at entry points or Kathmandu's Tribhuvan International Airport. However, some people need a permit before they come, so it's good to check with the nearest Nepalese embassy.

Some nationalities that don't get visas from immigration entry points in Nepal are Nigeria, Iraq, Ghana, Afghanistan, Swaziland, Zimbabwe, Somalia, Palestine, and Ethiopia.

Visas for traveler given below: 


Fifteen days, 30

Thirty   days,  50

Ninety  days, 125 

The cost varies from $30 to $125 depending on how long you want to stay. You can pay in US dollars or other significant currencies, sometimes even Nepalese rupees.

If you're coming for business, you can get a suitable visa for up to 5 years. The fee depends on how much money you're investing. If you invest less than 10 million Nepalese rupees, it's $35 per month, $400 per year, or $1000 for five years. If you invest more, the fees are lower; if you invest more than 100 million Nepalese rupees, you don't have to pay any fees.

People from SAARC countries get a free 30-day visa. Indians don't need a visa, but they must show ID, like a passport or citizenship card. Make sure your passport is valid for at least six months. And it's a good idea to have travel insurance which covers medical treatment and emergency evacuation.

Some places in Nepal require a separate permit to visit. 


Tims and Permit:


To enter Everest, you need three different kinds of permits for the Everest Base Camp trek is the Khumbu Pasang Lamu Rural Municipality Permit, the Sagarmatha National Park Permit, and the TIMS card.

Khumbu Pasang Lamu Rural municipality permit is necessary to enter the Khumbu region. It can obtained in Lukla or Monjo. For foreigners, it costs  NPR 2000 (USD 17) per person for the first four weeks and NPR 2500 (USD 25) afterward. Remember, you can't get this permit in Kathmandu.

TIMS Card The TIMS card is essential for guides, porters, and clients in emergencies. It costs USD 20 and is issued by TAAN Nepal via register Trekking company.

Sagarmatha National Park entry permit, 3300Rs Per person, Rs 26 US$ in equivalent.


Travel Insurance:


Asiana Treks and Tours strongly advises our valuable clients to have travel insurance that protects adventurous activities at high altitudes above 5,000 m. This comprehensive coverage, which includes accidents and emergency help, will provide you with the peace of mind you need during your high-altitude adventure.

However, you can get this insurance online from different companies. Here are some popular Insurance company choices for Everest Base Camp Trekking.

USA and Canada: Tugo, United Health Care, World Nomad, Blue Cross.

Australia and New Zealand: Fast Cover, Allianz Australia.

Singapore: Ergo, World Nomad Explore plan level 3.

Europe: Europe Assistance, Austrian Alpine Club, Allianz Europe.

India: ICICI Lombard

But make sure the policy covers trekking up to 5985,000 m altitude. These are just suggestions, so the policies and what they cover might vary. It's best to contact these insurers directly to ask about what they offer before you buy anything.


High Altitude Sickness and Acclimatisation:


Altitude sickness is common among hikers in Nepal's Himalayan Region. It happens when the body doesn't get enough oxygen at higher elevations, causing headaches and dizziness. Acclimatization is essential to prevent this. It means gradually getting used to higher altitudes by resting, drinking fluids, and ascending slowly. Spending an extra day at lower elevations before going higher is the best way to avoid altitude sickness. Hydration is the main issue during Trekking to prevent dehydration, which can worsen altitude sickness. Drinking plenty of water, tea, and soup can help. Trekkers can also take medicines like acetazolamide or dexamethasone to relieve symptoms. However, it's best to consult a doctor first. Proper acclimatization techniques are like "climb high, sleep low," and please keep in mind that during your trek, you should always stay hydrated, which would reduce the risk of altitude sickness. Booking with an experienced guide can ensure you get the right advice and help during your trek.


Packing Check list:


When planning a trip to Nepal, packing the right gear is crucial for a successful journey, which includes clothing, equipment, and accessories tailored to your trek and the time of year. If you're trekking, pack light unless you're hiring a porter. Consider renting or buying gear in Nepal to save space. Ensure your equipment is high-quality and in good condition to avoid problems in the mountains. Take our suggestions to prepare your baggage correctly. Lastly, double-check the weather forecast and ensure you have all the necessary items for a safe and comfortable trip.


Typical day In Everest Base Camp Trekking:


 Each day of the Trek brings new experiences as you explore different places, enjoy breathtaking landscapes, and converse with locals to learn more about their customs and culture. Our guides will provide information about the places you visit.Trekking usually starts around 7-8 am, depending on the distance to cover and the terrain. We'll stop for lunch after about three hours of Trekking, usually on the way to our destination for the day. After lunch, you'll have an hour to rest before continuing the Trek. The afternoon trek is shorter, and once we reach our destination, you'll have time to explore until it gets dark. Dinner is served around 6-7 pm, followed by a briefing from your trek leader about the next day's plan. Afterward, you can relax and entertain yourself with games or learn Nepali words from our crew.


History of Lukla airport:


In 2008, Lukla Airport was bestowed with a new name: Tenzin -Hillary Airport, a tribute to the first people to conquer Mount Everest, Tenzin Norgey Sherpa and Sir Edmund Hillary. This airport, with its runway measuring a mere 527 meters long and 30 meters wide, is a testament to human ingenuity and the spirit of adventure. Its unique uphill slope of almost 12% aids planes in slowing down during landing. The airport was established in 1964, and its runway was paved in  2001, marking a significant milestone in aviation history, situated at 2860 meters. 


Flight and weather conditions:


Flights depend on weather conditions and are often postponed or canceled due to low visibility and weather conditions. The airport's location makes it one of the world's most dangerous, with a short runway on a steep slope that makes it challenging for pilots. Lukla Airport has a short runway on a steep slope, making it challenging for pilots due to the rugged terrain. Unpredictable weather can lead to flight delays or cancellations, adding a touch of adventure to your plans. Please be sure to prepare for the plan; we strongly recommend allocating an additional three days in case of unfavourable weather conditions. This will help avoid long-day waits in Ramechhap. However, Lukla flights depart from Ramechhap/Manthali during peak seasons in March, April, May, October, and November. Ramechhap/Manthali is approximately a 4-to 5-hour drive from Kathmandu. Conversely, flights operate from Kathmandu during non-peak seasons, such as January, February, June, July, August, September, and December. Flights from Kathmandu take about 35 minutes, while flights from Ramechhap take 15-20 minutes. 

Alternatives like helicopter flights or ground transportation exist if your flight is canceled for over two days. We advise you to fly to Phaplu and start your trek from Phaplu or opt for a 4WD drive to Salleri and start your trekking or Annapurna Basecamp Trekking and begin your journey. This will help avoid long-day waits in Ramechhap. However, these options might extend your itinerary. We recommend booking your flights in advance, especially during peak seasons, to avoid such situations. This ensures you have a seat reserved and reduces the risk of last-minute changes to your itinerary.


About the sensitive zone in Everest Base Camp Trekking:


There are some risky areas to watch out for during the Everest Base Camp Trek. This trek is also known as the Everest Kalapatter trek. There are some risky areas to watch out for during the Everest Base Camp Trek, especially during snowfall, Mountain Hazards, and heavy rains in winter and March. Please follow the caution of our guides, who are familiar with these risky spots and can help navigate them safely. Travelers sometimes walk without a guide into different terrains and have problems; some have even lost their lives while trekking to Everest Base Camp without a guide and proper information. parts of trail can be hazardous, especially during snowfall or heavy rains in winter and March. Our guides are familiar with these risky spots and can help navigate them safely. Travelers sometimes run into difficulties, and sadly, some have even lost their lives while trekking to Annapurna Base Camp without a guide and proper information.

Trip Itinerary

Your trip day starts today when you arrive to Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu. Upon your arrival, you will be received by our representative at the airport. He will be carrying a signboard with our company’s name on it. Then you will be transferred to the tour hotel and checked in. A trip briefing will follow later today and the time will be notified to you by the representative who picks you up from the airport. We will come to meet and brief you about the trip at the fixed time. Until then just relax or explore a bit of surrounding.

Max. altitude

1337m/4385 ft

Hours

2 hrs

Accomodation

3* Hotel

Meals

Welcome Dinner

We take you for a day tour of cultural heritage monuments in Kathmandu valley after breakfast. The tour will give you a mixed insight of history, culture, art, architecture and spirituality of Kathmandu valley. The sites include;

Swoyambhunath aka Monkey Temple: The oldest of all sites in Kathmandu valley, Swoyambhunath is an important Buddhist spiritual site having the history over two thousand years old. This site has gained a popular name as monkey temple as this small forested hill is a good habitat for hundreds of monkeys. The visit there will heighten your spiritual and cultural experience.

Patan City including Patan Durbar Square: A tour to medieval city of Patan gives you a great insight about ethnic Newari culture, Budhhist spirituality, religious harmony, art and architecture while you stroll around the charismatic alleys taking you to magnificent local community squares known as Bahal and eventually leading you to an incredible medieval palace square. The monuments and skill of the local artisans displayed on those monuments in the square will stun you with their unbelievable charm.

Boudhanath Stupa: The largest of its kind in the world, this magnificent stupa is a very important center of faith for the people following Tibetan Buddhism. This place is nice Circular Square with the stunning stupa in the middle of it which spreads a lot of spiritual vibrations around the atmosphere.

Max. altitude

1337m/4385 ft

Hours

6 hrs

Accomodation

3*Hotel

Meals

B/L/D

Take an early morning flight from Kathmandu airport to Lukla. The flight is a scenic Himalayan panoramic flight to the gorgeous mountain town of Lukla, the gateway to Everest trekking. After landing at the Lukla airport, take some time to prepare for the walk of the day. Start the trek for the day today to Phakding, a beautiful town on the bank on Dudhkoshi River. Approximately four hours of gentle walking on the Everest trail takes you to Phakding to spend overnight at a tea house.

Max. altitude

2610m/8561ft

Hours

3 trek/30 minute flight hrs

Accomodation

Guest house

Meals

B/L/D

After breakfast today, we begin our trek uphill towards Namche. Along the way, we traverse a picturesque landscape, passing by Sherpa settlements with yaks, prayer flags, a mani wall, a mani stone, a monastery, and glimpses of the Dudhkoshi River. We crossed suspension bridges over the Dudh Koshi to reach Taktoor and Banker villages and then continued to Manjo. After entering the National Park at Jorshale and checking permits, we followed the Dudh Koshi River again. Ascending through zigzag trails and pine forests, we crossed two suspension bridges, including the Hillary Bridge, before reaching Tup Dhara for our first view of Mt. Everest. Finally, we arrived near Namche Bazaar, where we checked for permits, and after half an hour, we went to our guesthouse In Namche, the Sherpa Capital. We explored the town, visited the 80-year-old monastery, and ended the day with some bar hopping and a heartfelt moment lighting a butter lamp in memory of our loved ones.

Max. altitude

3440 m/11283 ft

Hours

6-7 hrs

Accomodation

Guesthouse

Meals

B/L/D

Today is our rest and easy day, with much to see and do in Namche. We are already 3,440 meters above sea level, so it's important to acclimate to the high-altitude atmosphere. Enjoy a relaxed breakfast, then take a 20-minute uphill walk to the Sherpa Museum and Sagarmatha National Park Head quater office. Here, you can learn about the park's activities, local people and culture, landscape and scenery, the alpine zone, mountains, glaciers, and much more.

Namche is a central hub for many trekking routes in the Everest region, including Gokyo, EBC, Thame, and Chhukung. It's essential to spend time here to acclimate, which you can do by taking uphill hikes to Shyangboche. The Syangboche Airport is the highest in the world. A bit further up is a beautiful Sherpa lodge where you can practice yoga, although it's unavailable year-round. You can enjoy stunning mountain views at the Hotel Everest View while sipping tea or coffee.

Afterward, hike down to the green valley and the villages of Khumjung and Khunde. Here, you can visit the famous monastery that houses a Yeti's head, a unique and intriguing artifact. The Khunde Hospital, founded by Sir Edmund Hillary, is a testament to the Sherpa people's resilience and their commitment to healthcare. The Hillary School, named after the legendary mountaineer, is a beacon of education in this remote region. After the hike, return to Namche and spend some time exploring this charming town. Although it is a rest and relaxing day, we have plenty to keep us busy today.


Max. altitude

3440 m/11283 ft

Hours

6 hrs

Accomodation

Guesthouse

Meals

B/L/D

Leave Namche early morning after breakfast. It is beautiful walk up to Tengboche, the monastic village in the Everest base camp trekking trail. On the way to Tengboche, experience some of the spectacular views around. Once you reach Tengboche and check into guest house, go and explore the monastery, learn about Tibetan Buddhism.

Max. altitude

3867m/12687 ft

Hours

5 hrs

Accomodation

Gust house

Meals

B/L/D

Trek to Dingboche via Pangboche, Take lunch in Somera, heading open meadows and harso  After walking for about seven hours through beautiful mountain trails in the serene Everest trekking route, you reach Dingboche to stay overnight.

Max. altitude

4410 m/14470 ft

Hours

5-6 hrs

Accomodation

Guesthouse

Meals

B/L/D

You are already at the elevation of 4400 meters above sea level so you have an extra day here to acclimatise with the high altitude climate. Go for some beautiful hikes  Najarju Hill Right north of Dingboche almost same hight of Labuche, hike east valley of Chhukum from Dingboche  or Hike South hill from Dingboche call Ice lake with pack lunch which will help you adjust your body into the thin air of the high altitude. From Ice lake you have stunning view of Himalayans and Return back to Dingboche and stay relaxed.

Max. altitude

4410m/14470 ft

Hours

4-5 hrs

Accomodation

Guesthouse

Meals

B/L/D

Trek to Lobuche after breakfast. The trek today will take you through a mountain pass called Dugh La and then eventually to Lobuche. Once you are at Lobuche, you feel the Everest air even closer to you which is certainly invigorating.

Max. altitude

4940 m/16210 ft

Hours

5 hrs

Accomodation

Guest house

Meals

B/L/D

Start the walk for the day to Gorakshep after breakfast. The walk goes along the Khumbu glacier, highest glacier in the world, and Changri glacier. Once you reach Gorakshep, check into a guest house and have your lunch before you hike to Everest Base Camp. Walk to the base camp of the highest mountain in the world and enjoy your moments there for a while and return back to Gorakshep for overnight stay.

Max. altitude

5164 m/16942 ft

Hours

8 hrs

Accomodation

Guesthouse

Meals

B/L/D

Another spectacular view point is waiting on you at Kalapatthar. Start your hike there early in the morning to catch up with the stunning sunrise view over the Himalayas. Once you reach Kalapatthar, you will be wonderstruck by the view of the mountains and the sunrise. After spending quality mountain time, return back to Gorakshep for breakfast. Trek down to Pheriche after breakfast.

Max. altitude

4,371 m /14,340 ft

Hours

7 hrs

Accomodation

Guesthouse

Meals

B/L/D

Take your breakfast and walk your way down to Tengboche. After walking for about four hours, you reach the monastic town of Tengboche. Once you check into to your guest house and have your lunch, you can explore the monastery and the surrounding area.

Max. altitude

3867 m/12687 ft

Hours

5 hrs

Accomodation

Guesthouse

Meals

B/L/D

The walk down today to Monjo passes through Namche. After walking for about six hours, you reach Monjo where you have overnight stay plan today.

Max. altitude

2815 m/ 9235 ft

Hours

5-6 hrs

Accomodation

B/L/D

Meals

B/L/D

Walk another six hours back to Lukla today after your breakfast. The walk passes through Phakding where you had spent you first night in the mountain. Reach Lukla and spend some leisurely time there.

Max. altitude

2860 m/9380 ft

Hours

4-5 hrs

Accomodation

Guesthouse

Meals

B/L/D

Take an early morning flight back to Kathmandu. You will be picked up on your arrival at the airport and then transferred to hotel. You have a free afternoon to relax or explore. We will meet in the evening to go for farewell dinner.

Max. altitude

1337m/4385 ft

Hours

2 hrs

Accomodation

3* hotel

Meals

B/B

Spend your free day in Kathmandu exploring around. 

Max. altitude

1337 m/4385 ft

Meals

B/B

We will drop you to airport three hours prior to your flight time. Drive takes 30 minute.

Max. altitude

1337 m/438 ft

Hours

30 minute get to airport hrs

Meals

B
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Includes

    • Airport pick up and transfer to hotel
    • Hotel accommodation in Kathmandu at 3-star category with breakfast
    • Sightseeing in world heritage site with an English speaking city guide
    • Domestic flight Kathmandu- Lukla-Kathmandu
    • Sagarmatha (Everest) National Park permit and TIMS Card.
    • Pasang Lamu rural municipality ( Local Permit) 
    • An experienced and first aid trained license holder accompanying trekking guide
    • Equipped and insured trekking porter (one porter for 2 persons, one porter carries 25 KG.)
    • Meals, insurance, salary, equipment, accommodation, transportation of our trekking crew
    • Tea House accommodation on twin or multi sharing basis during the trek
    • Applicable government taxes (13% VAT and 10% tourism service charges)
    • Farewell dinner

Doesn't Include

    • Nepal entry visa, Travel/Medical insurance
    • Lunch & dinner in Kathmandu and Optional trips
    • Single supplements in hotels except for solo trekking service
    • Bar bills, snacks, laundry service and hot showers in the trekking.
    • Battery Charges( Available during the trek with Extra cost)
    • Personal trekking equipment and donation to the local Organization.
    • Helicopter evacuation/rescue in case of emergency
    • Tipping to Guide and porter.

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Equipment List

Clothing:
  • Lightweight, moisture-wicking base layers
  • Insulating layers (fleece or down jacket)
  • Waterproof and windproof jacket
  • Waterproof and breathable pants
  • Trekking pants (convertible to shorts are convenient)
  • Quick-drying T-shirts
  • Thermal socks
  • Waterproof and insulated gloves
  • Warm hat and sun hat
  • Sunglasses with UV protection
Footwear:
  • Comfortable, broken-in trekking boots
  • Gaiters (optional but can be useful in snow or rain)
Backpack:
  • Large backpack (50-70 liters) for carrying personal gear
  • Daypack (20-30 liters) for daily essentials during trekking
Sleeping Gear:
  • Sleeping bag suitable for low temperatures (rated for at least -10°C or lower)
  • Sleeping bag liner (optional for added warmth and hygiene)

Trekking Gear:
  • Trekking poles for stability
  • Headlamp or flashlight with extra batteries
  • Water purification tablets or water filter
  • Refillable water bottles or a hydration system
  • Duct tape or repair kit for gear
Health and Hygiene:
  • First aid kit with basic medications (consult with a healthcare professional)
  • Personal medications and prescriptions
  • Hand sanitizer and wet wipes
  • Toothbrush and toothpaste
  • Quick-dry towel
  • Sunscreen with high SPF
  • Lip balm with UV protection
  • Personal hygiene items
Electronics:
  • Camera or smartphone for capturing memories
  • Power bank and charging cables
  • Travel adapter for electrical outlets
Climbing Gear (if attempting higher peaks):
  • Crampons
  • Ice axe
  • Harness
  • Helmet
Documents and Permits:
  • Passport and necessary permits
  • Travel insurance
  • Passport-sized photos
Miscellaneous:
  • Snacks and energy bars
  • Trekking map and guidebook
  • Whistle
  • Multi-tool or knife
  • Cash (local currency) and credit cards
  • Lightweight and compact daypack for exploring around base camps

Frequently Asked Questions

The Everest Base Camp trek is considered moderately challenging. It involves both ascending and descending mountainous terrain, and trekkers should be prepared for varying weather conditions.

The best times to trek are during the pre-monsoon (spring) season from late April to early June and the post-monsoon (fall) season from late September to early November when the weather is relatively stable.

The trek typically takes around 12 to 14 days, including acclimatization days. The duration can vary based on the specific route and individual trekking pace.

Trekkers need two permits: the Sagarmatha National Park entry permit and the Khumbu Pasang Lhamu Rural Municipality permit. Additionally, an entry permit for Everest Conservation Area may be required.

While prior trekking experience is beneficial, the trek is manageable for individuals with a good fitness level. Regular cardiovascular exercise and strength training are recommended to prepare for the trek's physical demands.

Yes, there are numerous teahouses and lodges along the trekking route. These provide accommodation, meals, and a place to rest. The availability of amenities may vary, so it's advisable to check in advance.

Altitude sickness is a concern due to the high elevations. Acclimatization days are built into the trek to help prevent altitude-related issues. It's crucial to stay hydrated, ascend gradually, and be aware of symptoms like headache and nausea.

Weather conditions vary, but in general, expect cold temperatures, especially at higher altitudes. Days can be sunny, while nights are often cold. It's essential to pack accordingly with layers.

Yes, many trekking agencies offer guided packages, which may include a guide and porter. Hiring a guide can enhance the experience and provide valuable support, especially for those unfamiliar with the region.

Communication facilities are available at various points along the trek, but they may be limited. Teahouses often provide Wi-Fi (for a fee), and there are satellite phone services in some locations. Keep in mind that connectivity may not be consistent.

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