Everest Base Camp Trek - 14 Days

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Everest Base Camp Trek
At a Glance
  • Duration14 Days
  • Difficulty Level Moderate
  • Max Altitude 5555 M
  • Group Size Up to 10 Pax
  • Starts Kathmandu Airport
  • Ends Kathmandu Airport

The Everest Base Camp Trek is the dream of every outdoor lover. There are thousands of people from around the globe that visit Nepal with the goal of stepping foot at the top of the world. However, as thrilling as it may sound, achieving it takes a lot of hard work and effort, for which everyone is not skilled enough. Thus comes the Everest Base Camp journey.

An incredible adventure to the Base Camp of the World's tallest peak, Mount Everest, the Everest Base Camp Trekking of 14 days is a trip that will test trekkers' limits and reward them with the splendid beauty of the Himalayan region of Nepal along with their unique cultures. Trekking to the base camp of Everest all began when Edmund Hillary, a mountaineer from New Zealand, and Tenzing Norgay, a Nepalese mountaineer, reached the summit for the first time in 1953 AD.

It was just the start, and following their steps, many mountaineers and trekkers visited Nepal to get a glimpse of this highest peak. It would not be wrong to say that almost every adventure and outdoor lover has the EBC Trek on their bucket list. If you have not yet added it to your list, then 2024 and 2025 are the perfect times to embark on this 14 Days Everest Trip Package.

The trek lasts for over 14 Days during which you will be traversing the rugged trails of the Everest region that lead to charming villages nestled in between the giant mountains. As you immerse yourself in the local culture and discover the unique lifestyle, each step will bring you closer to the lap of Mount Everest. After over a week of walking through the deep forests and scenic landscapes, you will arrive at the Everest Base Camp, which is situated at an elevation of 5364 m.

The 14 Days Everest Journey doesn't end here and further leads you to the highest vantage point of the region, Kala Patthar, standing tall at an elevation of 5644 m. It will undoubtedly be a moment you will cherish for a lifetime as you stand there in the shadow of Mount Everest, the highest peak on Earth, and soak in the magnificence of the most towering peaks.

Trekking to the Base Camp of Mount Everest is a remarkable experience, and requires the best people to assist you. In this regard, having your Everest Base Camp Trek with us will be an excellent choice. We offer the best available package with expert guides by your side, providing you with valuable knowledge and support throughout the trekking journey.

Major highlights of the 14 Days EBC Trek Package

  • A scenic flight to one of the highest-altitude airports in Lukla.
  • Trace steps to the Everest Base Camp and Kala Patthar.
  • Witness the majestic sights of the diverse range of mountains.
  • Introduce yourself to the Sherpa culture and lifestyle.
  • Walk in the wilderness of the Himalayas.
  • Traverse through Sagarmatha National Park.

Unveiling the Journey: What Awaits You at Everest Base Camp?

Now you must be wondering what to expect during the 14 Days Everest Trek. Let's dive into what awaits you on this unforgettable journey. From the first day of the trip, you will be rewarded with exceptional views of the mountains while flying from Kathmandu to Lukla. Following the flight, you will have a short walk from Lukla to Phakding. You will be amazed to see the panoramic sight of the mountains from the very beginning and all through the 14 days of the trip.

After that, each day will bring new sights, captivating your senses and leaving you in awe as you trace steps to Namche Bazaar, Tengboche, Dingboche, Lobuche, and eventually to the Everest Base Camp. Watching the mesmerizing view of Mount Everest, along with several other peaks like Ama Dablam, Thamserku, and Pumori, will leave you in wonder about the beauty this world holds. The trek then continues to Kala Patthar, which adds an extra bit of adventure and thrill to your entire 14 Days journey.

Ascending higher, you will notice the change in the landscape and the thinning air. Proper acclimatization is key to ensuring your well-being, and our well-planned trekking package includes two rest days in Namche Bazaar and Dingboche. Along the trail, you will also encounter vibrant Sherpa villages and gain insights into their rich cultural heritage.

This package for EBC will not only test trekkers' physical endurance but also reward them with a sense of achievement like no other. Along the way, make sure to embrace the fresh mountain air and the peaceful solitude.

Is the Everest Base Camp Trekking Perfect Fit for You?

As the highest point of the trek is at an elevation of 5644 m, trekking to Everest Base Camp is certainly not an easy journey. However, if you have a spirit of adventure and a love for nature, then this trek might just be your calling.

Overall, the trek is considered moderately difficult and depends on each individual's walking pace and experience. Physical fitness is essential for this trek, as you'll be walking for several hours each day. As for the altitude gain, you will begin the trek at an elevation of 2845 m at Lukla and slowly ascend to the higher elevation over the time of 14 days. Furthermore, the package includes two acclimatization days to help you adjust to the higher elevation.

If you're seeking a transformative journey that combines natural beauty, physical challenge, and cultural richness, then the 14 Days Everest Base Camp Package is a perfect fit for you. So, lace up your boots and get ready to embark on a once-in-a-lifetime trek to Everest Base Camp.

From Sunrise to Sunset: What to Expect on a Typical Day at Everest Base Camp Trip?

From sunrise to sunset, a typical day on the Everest Base Camp Trip is filled with spectacular moments. All 14 days follow almost the same routine, except for the two acclimatization days.

You will begin your day with breakfast in the presence of a magnificent Himalayan sunrise and then embark on a trek. Walking through diverse landscapes and witnessing breathtaking views at every turn, you will pass by several traditional Sherpa villages. On the way, you will enjoy a hearty lunch in one of the villages, and then continue steering toward home for a night. As the day comes to an end, you will get to witness the mesmerizing sunsets that paint the sky with vibrant shades.

As for the acclimatization days, they are more leisurely. You will have an optional hike to nearby places to help acclimatize to the altitude better. You can stroll around the villages and just enjoy the unique culture and surroundings during these two days.

Steps to Prepare Yourself for the Everest Base Camp Trek

Completing the trek to Everest Base Camp needs specific preparation. Especially if you are a first-time trekker, you need to follow some essential actions to prepare yourself better.

First, focus on building physical fitness through regular exercise, including cardio and strength training. Improve endurance and stamina to walk on challenging terrain during the 14 days of trek. If it is possible, we highly recommend you go on multiple hikes or short treks before the Everest Trek to get used to walking at high altitudes.

Next, invest in appropriate cost-value trekking gear, including comfortable clothing, sturdy boots, and a reliable backpack. Finally, mentally prepare for the adventure by studying the trail, understanding the possible challenges, and maintaining a positive mindset. By following these steps, you will be ready to go on the Everest Base Camp Trip with confidence.

Embarking on an Adventure of a Lifetime: The Everest Base Camp Trek in 2024 and 2025

Trekking to the Everest Base Camp is a big deal, and you must have lots of questions even after you have spent days researching it online, but you will never know if you don't go. So, this is the time to turn your dream into reality and check the trip off your bucket list. Get ready to embark on an adventure of a lifetime with the Everest Base Camp Trek in 2024 and 2025. Create lasting memories and develop connections with fellow adventurers from around the globe along the trail. The Everest Base Camp is waiting to be explored, so gear up and get ready for the adventure of a lifetime.

Why choose us for the 14 Days Everest Base Camp Journey?

  • We have trained and knowledgeable guides with years of experience leading the trip to Everest.
  • We have a safety-focused approach, always keeping our client's safety at the top.
  • All our packages can be customized according to each trekker's time and preference.
  • We focus on small group sizes for personalized attention.
  • We have strong local connections to provide you with an authentic trekking experience.
  • We give high emphasis on sustainable travel practices and environmental sustainability.
  • We have competitive costs and provide value for money.
  • We offer 24/7 customer support during the trek.
  • We give Pre-trip online and offline briefings.

Itinerary

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  • Max Altitude:1350 m
  • Accommodation:3 Star Hotel
  • Meals:No
  • Transport:Private Car

Upon your arrival in Kathmandu, you will be greeted at the airport by our representative. You will then be transferred to a hotel in Kathmandu. You can take some time to rest at the hotel, where you will have a short briefing session with your guide later on. You can explore the vibrant city of Kathmandu and visit historic sites for the rest of the day. You can also go for last-minute shopping if you need to. Overnight stay in Kathmandu.

  • Max Altitude:2610 M
  • Time:3-4 Hours
  • Accommodation:Tea House
  • Meals:Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Walking Distance:8 Km

In the morning, you will take a scenic flight from Kathmandu to Lukla, the gateway to the Everest region. The flight itself is a thrilling experience as you fly above the Himalayas. After landing in Lukla, you will begin your trek to Phakding. The trail descends through forests and passes several suspension bridges over the Dudh Koshi River. You can have glimpses of the snow-capped peaks on the way before reaching Phakding. Phakding is a small village situated at an altitude of 2,610 meters that again offers some spectacular views of the landscapes and mountains. Overnight stay in Phakding.

  • Max Altitude:3,440 Meters
  • Time:6-7 Hours
  • Accommodation:Tea House
  • Meals:Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Walking Distance:12 Km

After breakfast, you will continue walking to Namche Bazaar from Phakding today. The trail continues alongside the Dudh Koshi River, and you will come across several suspension bridges on the way. You will pass through the Sagarmatha National Park, where you can spot various species of flora and fauna. The trail then gradually ascends, offering stunning views of Thamserku and other peaks. Finally, you'll reach Namche Bazaar, the Sherpa capital of the Khumbu region. Overnight stay in Namche Bazaar.

  • Time:2-3 Hours
  • Accommodation:Tea House
  • Meals:Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Walking Distance:3-4 Km

Acclimatization is crucial for trekking at higher altitudes. Today is a rest day to allow your body to adjust to the increasing altitude. You can explore Namche Bazaar and visit the Sherpa Museum to learn about the local culture and mountaineering history. Additionally, you can take a short hike to the Everest View Hotel, which offers breathtaking views of Everest, Lhotse, and Ama Dablam. You can also explore the local markets of the town as Namche Bazaar is one of the most commercialized villages in the region and there s a lot to explore. Overnight stay in Namche Bazaar.

  • Max Altitude:3,860 Meters
  • Time:5-6 Hours
  • Accommodation:Tea House
  • Meals:Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Walking Distance:10 Km

Leaving Namche Bazaar, today the trail ascends gradually toward Tengboche. Passing through beautiful forests of rhododendron and pine, you'll cross the Dudh Koshi River again and hike along the Imja Khola. On the way, you will get to witness the majestic sight of the mountains and Eventually, you'll reach Tengboche, a picturesque village at 3,860 meters. Tengboche is famous for its ancient monastery, the Tengboche Monastery, which provides a serene environment. Overnight stay in Tengboche.

  • Max Altitude:4,410 Meters
  • Time:5-6 Hours
  • Accommodation:Tea House
  • Meals:Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Walking Distance:11 Km

As you leave Tengboche, you'll descend through rhododendron forests and cross the Imja Khola heading to Dingboche. The trail gradually ascends, and you will be greeted with breathtaking views of Ama Dablam. Continuing the walk, you'll first reach the village of Pangboche, known for its ancient monastery and Sherpa culture. From Pangboche, the trail leads to Dingboche after a total wait of around 5 to 6 hours. Overnight stay in Dingboche.

  • Accommodation:Tea House
  • Meals:Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

It is time for another acclimatization day to ensure your body adjusts to the increasing altitude. Dingboche is an excellent location for acclimatization, as it provides multiple options for short hikes to higher elevations. You can hike to Nagarjun Hill or Chhukung Valley to experience stunning mountain views and enjoy the serene surroundings. You can also explore the village and stroll around witnessing the unique culture and lifestyle of the locals.

  • Max Altitude:4,910 Meters
  • Time:5-6 Hours
  • Accommodation:Tea House
  • Meals:Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Walking Distance:10 Km

Today, you will trace your steps to Lobuche from Dingboche. The trail ascends gradually towards Duglha and along the way, you'll pass the memorial of climbers who lost their lives in the Everest region. From Duglha, the trail becomes steeper as you hike up the Khumbu Glacier moraine. After a walk of around 5 to 6 hours on a steep and rugged trail, you will arrive in Lobuche. Overnight stay in Lobuche.

  • Max Altitude:5170 Meters
  • Time:7-8 Hours
  • Accommodation:Tea House
  • Meals:Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Walking Distance:14 Km

Today is a challenging yet rewarding day for you as you trek toward Gorak Shep. The trail starts with rocky terrain and takes you to the highest settlement on the trek. After reaching Gorak Shep, you'll have a quick lunch and continue towards Everest Base Camp (EBC). The trail to EBC is rough and demanding, but as you arrive at the base camp, you'll be rewarded with incredible views of the Khumbu Icefall. You will spend some time relishing the breathtaking sights of the mountains including Everest and then descend to Gorak Shep for an overnight stay.

  • Max Altitude:4,010 Meters
  • Time:7-8 hours
  • Accommodation:Tea House
  • Meals:Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Walking Distance:16.5 Km

Today, you will begin the walk early in the morning as you embark on a hike to Kala Patthar, a renowned viewpoint that offers breathtaking sunrise views of Mt. Everest, Lhotse, and other surrounding peaks. After witnessing the magnificent moment of sunrise over Mount Everest, you'll descend to Pangboche. Pangboche is a small Sherpa village where you can rest and relax after a strenuous hike. It will be another tough day for you as you will be walking for almost 8 hours. Overnight stay in Pangboche.

  • Max Altitude:3,440 Meters
  • Time:6-7 Hours
  • Accommodation:Tea House
  • Meals:Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Walking Distance:13.5 Km

Leaving Pangboche, you'll retrace your steps toward Namche Bazaar today. Descending through the rhododendron and juniper forests, you'll pass through Tengboche Village and continue the descent until you reach the bustling town of Namche Bazaar. After arriving in Namche Bazaar, you can celebrate the completion of Trek, enjoy a warm meal, and rest. Overnight stay in Namche Bazaar.

  • Max Altitude:2,840 meters
  • Time:8-9 Hours
  • Accommodation:Tea House
  • Meals:Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Walking Distance:19 Km

You will be heading to Lukla from Namche Bazaar today. It is mostly a downhill trail as you make your way back to Lukla. Passing through small villages, suspension bridges, and beautiful landscapes, you will make your way to Lukla. As this is final night in the Everest region, you can relax, and reminisce about your trek. Overnight stay in Lukla.

  • Max Altitude:1350 M
  • Time:35 Minutes
  • Accommodation:3 Star Hotel
  • Meals:Breakfast & Dinner

In the morning, you'll catch a short flight from Lukla to Kathmandu, enjoying the aerial views of the mountains one last time. Upon arrival in Kathmandu, you'll be transferred to your hotel. You can spend the rest of the day exploring Kathmandu, shopping for souvenirs, or simply relaxing. In the evening, you will have a farewell dinner with the team. Overnight stay in Kathmandu.

  • Meals:Breakfast
  • Transport:Car

After breakfast, our representative will transfer you to the airport for your departure flight.

For every trip, Himalayan Recreation offers personalized itineraries and prices to meet your tastes and time constraints. Our staff is available to develop a tailored itinerary specifically for you, whether you have a restricted amount of time or specific routes in mind. 

Contact Us right now to talk about your vacation ideas and let us create a journey that exceeds your expectations.

Route Map

Everest Base Camp Trek - 14 Days map

Cost Details

Cost Includes
  • All ground transport in a private vehicle, including airport transfers
  • Two nights accommodation with breakfast at a 3-star category hotel in Kathmandu
  • 3 standard meals a day for 12 days (14 Breakfasts, 12 Lunches and 12 Dinners) during the trek
  • Snacks of seasonal fruits during the trek
  • The best available twin sharing lodge for accommodation during the trek.
  • Domestic flights (From Kathmandu - Lukla or Manthali - Lukla and Lukla to Kathmandu or Lukla to Manthali) including airport departure tax and transfers. (Note: If you want to take a shared helicopter, it will cost you an extra amount.)
  • Himalayan Recreation’s experienced, government-licensed, English-speaking trekking guide during the Everest trip.
  • Porter services for 12 days (1 porter = 2 trekkers).
  • All costs of staff which includes food, accommodation, salary, insurance, equipment’s and medicines.
  • Duffel bag use while trekking, Trekking map and trip achievement certificate
  • Required Sagarmatha National Park Permit fee, TIMS Fee- Trekkers' Information Management System (Please bring two passport size photos for permit)
  • First aid medicine kit
  • Farewell dinner with a Cultural show in a fine restaurant on the second last day.
  • Government taxes & office service charge
Cost Excludes
  • Meals not specified in the 'Meal Inclusions' in the above itinerary
  • Personal Travel insurance, which covers emergency Rescue and Evacuation.
  • Personal trekking equipment or expenses
  • Any kind of drinks, Alcoholic drinks and beverages.
  • Tips for trekking guides, porters and drivers (tipping is expected)
  • Any other expenses that are not mentioned in the 'Price Includes' section.

Dates & Prices

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Starts:Saturday Apr 27, 2024
Ends:Friday May 10, 2024
Price US$1199
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Ends:Sunday May 12, 2024
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If the above-listed fixed departure Dates are not match your holiday, you can book a Private Trip. Our private trips are available throughout the year and can be customized according to your time and interest at the same cost.

  • For group trips, departure dates are fixed. You can choose a date and reserve your spot.
  • Available dates can be booked and become guaranteed once you make a reservation.
  • Group trip costs are indicated for up to 10 participants. If your group is larger than 10, you can arrange a private excursion or speak with us about our special group rates.
  • Our tours are open to solo travelers. In Kathmandu, lone tourists will have their own accommodation, but due to the limited number of isolated mountain lodges that are available throughout the walk, it may be necessary to share a room with other trekkers.

If you need more help or have any questions, don't hesitate to Contact Us. We are here to assist you in creating an unforgettable trip to Nepal.

Know Before You Go

The Best Time for Everest Base Camp Trek in Nepal

It is essential to choose the right time and weather according to the destination for your trekking journey to avoid any kind of mishap and trouble. Knowing about the weather conditions of the place you're visiting beforehand is crucial and plays an important role in how the trip will unfold. Among all the seasons, spring and autumn are the two seasons considered best to complete the Everest Base Camp Trek in Nepal.

Everest Base Camp trek in Spring (March to May)

This is the most suitable time to enjoy the diverse nature of the Everest region. During these months, the weather is fairly stable, with good visibility and a moderate temperature. The clear skies in the spring, along with the trail full of plants and flowers, make it one of the best times for Everest trekking.

Everest Base Camp trekking in Autumn (September to November)

Similar to the spring season, autumn is another perfect season to trek. The weather is very transparent, with moderate temperatures, making it possible for trekkers to relish the Himalayan scenery without much hassle.

However, keep in mind that both spring and autumn are the peak trekking seasons in Nepal, when most of the trekkers get down to the trails. It is highly recommended to book in advance during peak season, as the trail is usually packed.

Everest Base Camp trekking in Monsoon (June to August)

The monsoon season brings heavy rainfall to the Everest region, and it is not considered the right time for the trek. You can expect cloudy conditions with frequent rainfall, especially in the afternoon and evening. The trails can be muddy, slippery, and prone to landslides due to the rainfall. On the positive side, the monsoon season brings lush greenery to the Everest region.

Everest Base Camp trek in Winter (December to February)

Winter in the Everest region is extremely cold, with temperatures dropping well below freezing point, especially at higher elevations. It can be challenging to trek in cold temperatures, particularly during early mornings and nights. The snowy conditions can make the trail more challenging, and you will require proper equipment, such as crampons and warm clothing. Winter, however, offers stunning panoramic views of the snow-capped mountains.

A Guide to Accommodation during the Everest Base Camp Journey

This package includes a 3-star hotel in Kathmandu and tea houses/lodges along the trail for the 14 days of the trek. The accommodation facility during the trip to Everest Base Camp is much better and more advanced compared to other parts of Nepal, as it is one of the most popular trekking destinations in the world.

In the beginning few days of the trek up to Namche Bazaar, you can enjoy the hotel rooms that come with in-room showers and hot water, western-style flush toilets, a WIFI connection, and in-room plugs to charge your stuff in extra cost. As you ascend to a higher elevation, the facilities get limited, and you might not be able to enjoy services like WiFi connections and western-style flush toilets. The cost of the accommodation depends on the level of facilities provided by the lodges.

Moreover, you might have to pay extra costs for the hot showers and WIFI connections in the higher elevation where the room comes with a simple accommodation package like a warm bed and blankets, depending on the destination and lodge.

Overall, you will get to enjoy a simple yet inclusive accommodation facility during the 14 Days Everest Trek that supplies you with all the basic necessities.

An Insight into the Food Options Included in EBC Trek Package

Similar to the accommodation facility, the food choices you get during the trek are diverse and refined. You can expect a wide range of foods during the 14-day trek, ranging from traditional village foods to Western foods.

In the first few days of trekking, you can enjoy food from Western and other international cuisines to traditional Nepali food. As you move to a higher elevation, the menu gets limited and the cost gets higher. The breakfast usually includes traditional bread, eggs, potatoes, and soup, while lunch and dinner items include Dal Bhat (lentil soup, rice, and veggies), fried rice, noodles, etc., according to the lodges.

Some of the lodges along the trail also offer dishes like pizza, pasta, sandwich, burgers, etc. You can further carry some snacks to enjoy during the trek, including chocolate bars, nuts, and crackers. It is advised not to consume alcoholic beverages, caffeine, and other unhealthy food items while you are at high elevation, as it can affect your stamina and walking pace.

Drinking water facilities during the Everest Base Camp Trek

Drinking water is easily accessible at the taps along the trail. However, tap water is not always considered safe to consume directly; thus, we suggest you go for a mineral water bottle. 

The best option is to treat water from local sources to ensure its safety. You can use water purification tablets or filters to make tap water safe for drinking. 

Carrying a reusable water bottle and using a purification tablet instead of a mineral water bottle is also recommended to minimize plastic waste in the environment and practice eco-friendly travel.

Essential Permits for the Everest Base Camp Trek

There are two different permits you need to acquire for the trek. Detailed information about the necessary permits is mentioned below:

Khumbu Pasang Lhamu Rural Municipality Entrance Permit

The Khumbu PasangLhamu Rural Municipality entrance permit is a new permit imposed on October 1, 2018, replacing an existing TIMS card. The permit costs NPR 2000, which cannot be obtained in Kathmandu. If you are flying through Lukla, you can obtain a permit in Lukla. And if you are trekking from Jiri or Salleri, this permit can be obtained in Monjo.

Sagarmatha National Park Entry Permit

The second permit you need to obtain for the trek is the Sagarmatha National Park entry permit. The cost for the permit is NPR 3000 per person, which can be obtained either in the Nepal Tourism Board office or in an office at Monjo.

Guiding trekkers to the Everest Base Camp, Your Trusted Companion in the Himalayas

For your 14 Days Trek to Everest Base Camp, you'll be guided by our experienced and skilled guides or Sherpa. Our Everest package includes guides who are professionally trained with years of experience and have been to the Base Camp and back many times. Not just the guidance during the 14 days of the trip, but you'll also get a chance to learn new things and acquire knowledge from our guides. As they are highly skilled and have a wide range of knowledge, from mountaineering and trekking to the culture and traditions of Nepal, you can rest assured that you will have a fun and enjoyable trek.

Understanding Lukla's flight Delay and Cancellation during the Everest Trek

One of the major highlights of trekking in the Everest is the thrilling flight to Lukla. The trek begins with a flight from Kathmandu to the Tenzing-Hillary airport in Lukla, which is a small single-landing strip airport surrounded by the high Himalayas. The flight from Kathmandu to Lukla is short and takes around 30 to 40 minutes offering you a scenic view of the giant peaks and vibrant valleys.

Flight delays and cancellations are some of the common problems that can occur during your travels to Lukla. Given the position and elevation of the place, weather conditions and visibility are hard to predict and can change rapidly. Consequently, flight schedules to Lukla can be affected. When the weather conditions aren't good and there is the risk of an unsafe landing, the airline doesn't take any risk and returns the flight immediately to Kathmandu. Such flight delays are likely to happen at any time of year, especially during the monsoon season (late May to early September).

In case of a flight delay, you will have to wait until the flight gets rescheduled. There is also a chance of a flight getting canceled after you've waited a few hours at the airport. In case of flight cancellation, you can either wait a few days to take the next scheduled flight or take a helicopter flight on the same day.

Therefore, it is highly recommended to add at least two extra days to your trip for flexibility in case of any Lukla flight delay or cancellation.

Can I upgrade my flight to a Helicopter ride from Kathmandu to Lukla and back?

Yes, you can upgrade the flight to a helicopter ride from Kathmandu to Lukla and back for your Everest trek. Upgrading your flight to a helicopter ride from Kathmandu to Lukla and back will have additional charges of About 500 USD-700 USD Per Head, The Helicopter cost can vary according to the group size and availability. You can discuss this option with us in more detail before embarking on the trek. 

The difficulty level of the Everest Base Camp Trek

The Everest Base Camp Trek falls under the Difficult or Grade C level of trekking. Also known as adventure trekking, this grade of trekking is comparatively harder than the moderate level and involves trekking on elevations above 5000 m.

Trekkers are required to be fitted with high stamina without any pre-existing health conditions. As the trip involves walking on rough terrain for 5-6 hours every day on average with the altitude gain per day ranging between 500m-800m, experienced trekkers are more suitable for the Everest trek.

There is also a chance of getting altitude sickness, as the highest elevation you will reach during the trek is above 5500m. To avoid altitude sickness, it is recommended to keep yourself hydrated while walking at your own pace. Furthermore, getting physical training, like walking, hiking, cycling, etc., before the trek can be beneficial for the entire journey.

Packing for an Epic Journey to Everest Base Camp: Your Equipment Checklist

Here we have prepared a list of all the necessary trekking gear and equipment for Everest Base Camp. Most of the equipment can be easily purchased in Kathmandu. You can either buy or rent the equipment and gear. Also, don’t forget that it is very important to purchase good-quality and reliable clothes and footwear, as you will be facing harsh weather conditions on the trek. Below is the packing list for the Everest Base Camp Trek.

  • Clothing: -Baselayer -Insulation layer -Third layer
  • General Trekking gear -Trekking trousers and shirts -Trekking shorts -Waterproof shell jacket and trousers -Underwear
  • Headwear: -Hat -Beanie -Neck gaiter
  • Handwear and Footwear -Inner Gloves -Outer insulated gloves -Hiking boots -Trekking shoes/sandals -Hiking socks -Warm thermal socks -Gaiters
  • Bag and backpackers: -Duffel bag -Backpack -Day back -Raincover -Drybag
  • Sleeping gear: -Sleeping bag -Liner -Earplugs
  • Poles and Headgear: -Trekking poles -Sunglasses -Headlight
  • Important accessories: -Water bottle/Hydration bladder -Towel -Pee funnel -Lock -Waterproof bag
  • Extra accessories: -Camera -Portable charger -Books -Cards -Passport, Money
  • Medications & Toiletries: Water Purification Tablet, Isotonic Powder, Diamox, Common Medications, First Aid Kit, Sunscreen, Baby Wipes, Toiletries, Plasters, Oximeter, Hand Sanitizer

Budgeting for the Journey: Everest Base Camp Trek Cost Details

The Everest Base Camp Trek Package cost generally ranges from USD 1000 to USD 2000 on average for a 10-16 day journey. The cost can, however, vary depending on several factors, like the number of trekkers in a group, the quality of accommodation you require, and the length of the trek.

The mentioned EBC Trek Cost includes domestic flights, transportation, trekking permits, food (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner), a professional trek guide, a porter, and accommodations costs during the trek. Discounts are available for groups.

It is furthermore recommended that you carry extra cash in case of emergencies and for miscellaneous expenses like extra food, drinks, and tips during the trek.

EBC Group Trip Cost for 2024,2025 (100 % Fixed Guaranteed Departure)

We specialize in organizing a wide range of cost-effective group trips to suit the preferences of all individuals. If you have a preference for traveling in a group for the 14-day Everest trek, we can make the necessary arrangements to ensure a budget-friendly experience.

The advantage of joining a group trip is that it allows for significant cost savings. As we offer 100% fixed departure dates, the cost for a group trip can be lower compared to other options, making it an affordable choice. We offer attractive group discounts based on the number of trekkers participating, resulting in significant cost reductions. Typically, we offer a 20% discount on group trips, allowing you to enjoy the trek at a lower cost.

The overall cost of the trek decreases even further as the number of trekkers in the group increases, making it an extremely cost-effective option. Don't hesitate to select a departure date from our list or reach out to us for a customized Everest trekking itinerary that fits your time and budget.

EBC Private Trip Cost for 2024,2025

If you do not prefer traveling in a group and would rather have a more personalized experience, we can arrange a private trip for you. Whether you are a couple, a family, or a group of friends consisting of more than two people, we can tailor a private trip for the Everest Base Camp Trek based on your preferred time, preferences, and individual needs.

However, it's important to note that the cost of a private trip for the Everest Trek Package can be higher compared to a group trip due to the services and personalized attention provided. The level of service can impact the overall cost. The cost of the private trip can vary depending on factors such as the number of trekkers, the duration of the trip, the level of customization, and any additional services or accommodations included.

You can select any of the available departure dates to embark on your private trip. We can customize all the factors of the package according to your preferences. However, it's important to keep in mind that any changes or personalized services will affect the overall cost of the trip.

EBC Solo Trip Cost for 2024,2025

If you do not have any travel partners to embark on the adventure to Everest Base Camp, there's no need to worry. We specialize in organizing trips for solo travelers and have tailored packages specifically designed for those seeking a solo trekking experience. We highly encourage you to join our 14-day trip to Everest Base Camp.

The cost of the standard EBC Trek package for a solo traveler is approximately USD 1469. However, please note that the cost can vary depending on the included facilities, services, and any additional requests you may have. As there are a limited number of lodges and teahouses available at high altitudes, it's important to note that you may have to share a room with other solo trekkers during the trek.

Additionally, the cost of a solo trip can be slightly higher compared to other trips, as you will be receiving most of the services and facilities solely for yourself. This personalized and tailored experience contributes to the overall enjoyment of your solo adventure. Please feel free to select one of our fixed departure dates or reach out to us for any further inquiries or customization requests.

EBC Female Trip Cost for 2024,2025

We also organize trips designed for solo female travelers. If you are a single female trekker and have a desire to embark on the adventurous journey to Everest Base Camp, whether solo or in a group, we are here to ensure a safe and enjoyable trekking experience.

All our Everest Base Camp Packages prioritize the safety and comfort of our clients above all else. If you wish to join a group for the trek, the cost can be significantly lower compared to a solo trip. Group trips allow for cost-sharing and offer the opportunity to connect and share experiences with fellow travelers. On the other hand, if you prefer to go solo, the cost may be relatively higher due to the personalized services and individual attention provided. Please feel free to select any of our fixed departure dates that match your schedule and preferences. Our team is available to address any further queries regarding the cost breakdown and inclusions for both group and solo trips.

Understanding Tipping Culture for the Everest Trek

Tipping during Everest or any other trek in Nepal is a common tradition to show appreciation for the services provided by guides, porters, and support staff. It is normal to tip depending on the quality of service and individual preference.

It is also a way to express gratitude for their hard work in making your trek memorable. The cost of the tip totally depends on you according to the services you received.

Importance of travel insurance for the Everest Base Camp Trek

One of the most important components when starting any trip in the Himalayas is travel insurance. Having travel insurance is crucial and required for the trek because the Everest Base Camp Trek is difficult and involves the risks of high altitude, potential altitude sickness, and other unforeseen possibilities.

The cost of travel insurance is not covered by our hiking package. Therefore, all trekkers are required to submit a copy of their certificate of comprehensive travel insurance, which should cover all medical expenses and emergency repatriation, during the booking process. The policy should also include coverage for high-altitude helicopter rescue and evacuation costs.

Useful information and some tips for the Everest Base Camp Trek

  • Do not rush during the trek, as it is extremely crucial to walk at your own pace, and do not skip acclimatization days. Acclimatization days help you cope with increasing elevations.
  • Keep checking your body condition and do not ignore any signs of the body even if it is minor and make sure to follow the tips of a guide.
  • Avoid embarking on the trek during off-seasons like peak monsoon and winter, as it involves certain risks and uncertainties.
  • Stay hydrated throughout the trek and carry water bottles along with water purification tablets or a water filter, as drinking water along the trail needs to be treated.
  • Do not expect reliable mobile networks or internet connectivity. Purchase a local SIM card in Kathmandu before starting the trek if you want to have occasional communication.
  • Do not forget to carry a portable power bank to keep all electronic devices charged.
  • Carry enough Nepalese currency for the entire trek, as there are limited ATMs along the route.
  • Respect the local culture and traditions of the Sherpa people and the environment of the Everest region.
  • Leave no plastic or other trash on the hiking trail. Be mindful of your actions and follow guidelines for responsible trekking, such as carrying your trash back and avoiding single-use plastics.
  • Research the trail, weather, and local culture before you embark on the journey.

Alternative for the Trek to Everest Base Camp

Although the Everest Base Camp is one of the most renowned and sought-after trekking trails in the Everest region, there are several other alternative packages you can choose to go for with Himalayan Recreation.

The Everest region overall is filled with wonders of nature and culture, along with a diverse ecosystem. Some other alternatives include the Everest Base Camp Helicopter Trek which is a lot easier and more leisurely than the classic trek. This one is suitable for beginner trekkers and trekkers with less time. And if you want to trek to Annapurna, then Annapurna Base Camp might be the best alternative. If you want to go for a more quiet and off-beaten trail, then there are options like the Gokyo Lakes trek, Manaslu Circuit and the Everest Three Passes Trek. If you have a very short time and want to have an Everest experience, then the Everest Base Camp Helicopter tour is highly recommended.

Furthermore, all of our treks can be customized according to your time and preferences, which gives you more range to choose from.

Acclimatization and Safety Guidelines for the Everest Base Camp Trekking.

The highest point you will reach during the Everest trek is Kalapatthar, at an elevation of 5644 m, which invites the risk of altitude sickness. Especially for beginner trekkers, there is a high chance of gaining altitude sickness, which is a common concern during high-altitude treks. However, it is preventable with proper precautions and treatment.

One of the best ways to make sure that your body is adjusting well to the high altitude while avoiding the chances of getting mountain sickness is acclimatization. It is extremely important to make sure that your body gets the necessary rest. For this, between the 14 days, we have separated two acclimatization days at Namche Bazaar and Dingboche. This is the day you can take much-needed rest while also preparing for further climbs in the following days.

As a precaution, we also encourage you to keep yourself hydrated constantly all along the trek and stay away from all the alcoholic drinks. Our team will make sure that trekkers' safety is the top priority during the trek; thus, you can rest assured that you will have an adventure of a lifetime. In cases of severe sickness, you will be brought down to a lower altitude by our team immediately.

Last-minute Everest Base Camp booking with Himalayan Recreation

It is best to have the Everest Base Camp Package booked in advance for an easy and hassle-free process. However, if you are unable to book in advance due to any reason, we, Himalayan Recreation, offer last-minute booking as well.

In the case of a last-minute booking, you must provide us with the 100% trip payment 24 hours before the trek departs. Also, keep in mind that for last-minute bookings, there might be certain circumstances out of our control. Make sure to reach out to us as soon as possible for the last-minute Everest trek booking using the following contacts:

Email: [email protected], Phone: +977 9851101413

For Environmentally Responsible Adventures, explore the Everest Region with Himalayan Recreation

Here at Himalayan Recreation, we place a high emphasis on responsible travel. As a leading tour company committed to sustainability, we prioritize the preservation of nature and the communities we visit.

We aim to minimize our environmental impact while also enriching your trekking experience. As a traveler, we also encourage you to take part in responsible and sustainable travel practices. There are several ways to do it, such as not littering the places you visit, taking part in community-building activities, buying souvenirs from locals, and leaving nothing but a footprint along the route.

Our experienced guides will lead you through stunning landscapes while providing you with some insights into the region. Embark on environmentally responsible adventures in the astonishing Everest region with Himalayan Recreation.

Visa/ Currency information

Every nationality requires a visa to enter Nepal except for Indians. It is possible to get Visa on arrival at the Tribhuvan international airport, and you can extend your visa at the central immigration office afterward.

You need to have a valid passport along with a passport-size photo to issue a visa. The visa fee costs USD 50 for 30 days, which you need to pay in cash on arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport. If you are citizens of China and the SAARC countries then you will receive a free visa.

As for exchanging currency, you can do so through local banks, and there are several legitimate money exchanges around Kathmandu. It is recommended that you exchange cash in Kathmandu, as it is easier and more convenient. Also, keep in mind that there are no ATMs and other money-exchanging centers on the trekking trail. Thus, you need to withdraw enough cash while in Kathmandu.

Everest Base Camp Trek - 14 Days FAQs

  • Upon your arrival in Kathmandu, you will be welcomed by one of our team's representatives or Guide at the airport (please kindly note our Company name Plate Himalayan Recreation Treks & Expedition Pvt. Ltd in the terminal. He/she will then assist you to the hotel in Kathmandu, where you will have meetings with your trekking Group and Company Tour Manager. In case you do not see our representative or nameplate in the airport Please Kindly reach us at +977-9851101413 (24/7). 

  • During your stay in Kathmandu, you will be staying in (Hotel Thamel Park or Hotel Kailash Kutee, or Similar). The hotels for your stay in Kathmandu can be further changed or customized according to your choice and preference.

  • Yes, it is possible to extend your stay depending on availability and additional charges. You can also upgrade to another hotel in Kathmandu. For more detailed planning regarding this, you can reach out to our team directly. 

  • Yes, you can leave your luggage in Kathmandu with us before starting the Everest Base Camp trek. We will keep all your things safe until you get back to Kathmandu after the completion of the trek.

  • The Everest Base Camp Trek is considered moderately challenging as it involves walking at a high altitude on rugged trails. You need to have a good level of fitness and endurance. However, with proper preparation and acclimatization, it is achievable for most trekkers.

  • The best time to complete the Everest Trek is during the spring (March to May) and autumn (September to November) seasons when the weather is stable, and views are good.

  • Look, it is very common among trekkers to lose weight after the EBC trek. The amount of loss is generally around 7% to 10% of their body weight. So, if you are coming to the Everest base camp trekking to lose weight, then you might succeed. Look, the trek will be physically challenging and therefore, you will burn more calories and hence, lose some extra weight.

  • If you intend to summit Kilimanjaro, then it will be harder than trekking to the Everest base camp. Otherwise, trekking to the Everest base camp will be much harder than trekking in most places at Kilimanjaro. The distance you will be walking is longer and also, as you go along, the altitudes will be higher. Therefore, the trek to Everest Base Camp will be more challenging.

  • Look, there have been incidences when people died while trekking to the Everest base camp. That is why you should always go on a trek under the supervision of experienced guides and porters who are certified. That is why if you choose our company for trekking to the Everest base camp, you should know that you will have the best people helping you by maintaining stringent security measures. That is why no such fatal incidences happened during the treks under our supervision.

  • If you fail to complete the trek because of your personal issues in the midway, the amount will not be refunded. However, if you cancel the EBC trip 60 days before the trip date, the amount will be refunded except for the Lukla flight and the 20 % extra cost. Please read our payment and refund policy carefully for detailed ideas.

  • Look, the group size is not a static number. It can change depending on the number of bookings we have. You have to understand that age is not a major barrier for people coming for the Everest Base Camp trek. Thus, we have people from different age groups. But, you have to understand that we will make sure that you get into the group with people of your same age group. The group size generally has between 1 to 10 people.  while for private trips the average size is 2 to 5.

  • On average, you will have to walk around 5 to 9 hours per day during the Everest trekking, covering a distance of approximately 10 to 16 kilometers.

  • The Everest Base Camp trek can be challenging for kids and the elderly due to its physical demands and high altitude. It is recommended to consult with a doctor and assess fitness levels before considering the trek for kids and elderly trekkers.

  • While it is possible to trek to Everest Base Camp independently, hiring a guide is highly recommended for navigation, safety, and cultural insights during the trek.

  • The Everest Base Camp trail is generally safe for solo and female trekkers, but it is highly recommended to hire a guide for guidance, companionship, and support during the journey.

  • Flight cancellations in Lukla are common due to weather conditions, and it is recommended to keep some extra days in your itinerary to cover for possible delays.

  • Previous trekking experience is not mandatory for the Everest trek, but it is beneficial to have some prior hiking experience and be in good physical condition.

  • WIFI and network availability are limited along the Everest Base Camp trail. However, some tea houses offer WIFI services for a fee, and you may find periodic mobile network coverage in certain areas.

  • Oxygen is generally not needed for the Everest Base Camp trek. As you will have certain acclimatization days in between the walking days to ensure your safety.

  • The Everest trekking involves certain risks, including altitude-related illnesses, unpredictable weather, and rugged terrain. Thus, it is moderately dangerous, and proper preparation, acclimatization, and following safety guidelines are crucial to minimize the risks.

  • Altitude sickness is a concern during the Everest trek due to the high elevations. It is important to ascend gradually, stay hydrated, and listen to your body for any signs of altitude sickness during the walks.

  • The Everest Base Camp trek is without a doubt worth it. It offers breathtaking mountain views, culturally enriching experiences, and a sense of achievement. The stunning landscapes and the unique Sherpa culture make it a worthwhile and memorable experience.

  • When you are planning to trek to Everest base camp, you must choose the right company. Otherwise, your trekking experience could become a nightmare. That is why you should look at the arrangements that the company is making for you. Don’t emphasize them too much on the cost. You have to make sure that the company that you are choosing has experienced guides and also has a good review from the people who have chosen them for trekking in the past. In this way, you can rest assured you will be choosing the best company for your trekking. And, if you follow our website, you will know that we are the best company that can give you a comprehensive trekking experience at Everest base camp. 

  • When you reach Lukla, you will start feeling the temperature difference. Look, if you go to Everest base camp during January, the weather will be cold. That is why it is not a good time to go there for trekking. If you want to know about the average temperature at the Everest base camp, then it would be around -4F/-20C to -22F/30C. So, you should keep this in mind.

  • Seeing Mount Everest from the base camp will be difficult because you will find lots of tall mountains obstructing your view. But, you don’t need to worry about it. You will be able to see Mount Everest several times as you trek along to reach the base camp. Thus, you will have ample scope to capture Mount Everest inside your camera. And the trek to the base camp will be a phenomenal experience.

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