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Highlights of Everest Base Camp Trek

  • Landing Experience of Lukla airport with a bird-eyes view of giant mountains, landscapes, classic villages, green hills and valleys and more
  • Involvement with a natural UNESCO world heritage site Sagarmatha national park
  • Traditionally well-carved buildings in Sherpa settlements
  • Discover Everest base camp, Khumbu glacier and icefall
  • The eye-captivating perspective of the Everest Himalayas from the Everest view hotel and Kalapatthar
  • Enlistment with Sherpa culture, tradition, lifestyle, dress/ornaments and religion
  • Ancient and historic Buddhist monuments and festivals

About Everest Base Camp Trek

No doubt! The Everest Base Camp Trek – also called ‘EBC Trek,’ is a fantasy project for adventure and mountain lovers to visit at least once in a lifetime. It is a pristine journey to the Khumbu Himalayas in Nepal. Over 40,000 trekkers explore this yearly so that you can keep this trip on your Autumn 2023 and 2024 bucket lists.

Trekking to Everest Base Camp is challenging, although the attractions add extra energy to walk to the trekkers. The trail leads through the Sagarmatha National Park after Monjo, where you can see typical Sherpa towns, green vegetation, waterfalls, rivers, and more.

You will walk through different valleys like Dudhkoshi, Imja, and Khumbu, seeing captivating landscapes along the way to the Everest Base Camp after Phakding. It is a natural and cultural trip, where you see many Buddhist monuments and be a part of the culture by visiting historical and religious monasteries and joining regular worship with the monks.

Trek to Everest Base Camp is, witnessing many high snow-capped mountains. Still, you will also see massive Khumbu and Imja Glaciers along the way to EBC. The Everest Base Camp itself is located on the Khumbu Glacier. It is very close to the Khumbu Icefall, a technical part to cross for the Everest Climbers.

12-Day Everest Base Camp Trek Itinerary Overview

The 12-day Everest Base Camp Trek's walking journey begins from Lukla after landing at Lukla Airport with a short scenic adventurous flight from Kathmandu. Although, the flights are operating from Manthali (Ramechhap) during busy trekking seasons. Ramechhap Airport is 129.5 Km/ 80.467569 miles east of Kathmandu, which takes around 4-5 hours to drive.

Our guide flies with you, but you will meet the rest trekking crew after you land at Lukla, who help to carry your trekking gear. You will stop in a guesthouse, where you will be introduced to all the trekking staff, have hot drinks, and start walking towards Phakding.

After crossing the Pasang Lhamu memorial gate at the end of Lukla, You issue a Khumbu Pasang Lhamu Rural Municipality entry permit. You pass your passport to our guide to make this entry ticket. Then you walk through typical Sherpa villages Chheplung, Thadokoshi, and Ghat.

After the first night's stay in Phakding, the second day goes to Namche Bazaar by following the Dudhkoshi River valley. You cross two suspension bridges before reaching Monjo, where our guide issues the National Park entry permit, and cross another bridge to Jorsalle and stop for lunch. You will have two more bridges to cross after lunch, so you will have five bridges in total before you reach Namche. It is one of the longest walking days on your way up to the Everest Base Camp.

The third-day itinerary of the trip is the most important because you take an altitude and practice rest before going to the higher elevations. Today, you hike to Hotel Everest View in the morning for acclimatization and see magnificent views of Mt. Ama Dablam, Thamserku, Khangteka, Kusum Kangaroo, Lhotse, Nuptse, Everest, and other high peaks of the Everest Himalayas.

After two nights in Namche Bazaar, you trek to Tengboche on the fourth day, the best viewpoint to see Mount Ama Dablam. You will also visit a historical Buddhist monastery and join the offering with the monks here in the evening. The next day, you walk to Dingboche Village, the highest regular village in the Everest region. You will have a second altitude practice rest day here and hike to Nangkartshang Hill on the 6th day.

You reach Lobuche on the 7th day from Dingboche and see many memorials of passed climbers at Thukla Pass. You reach Everest Base Camp on the 8th day after leaving Lobuche. You will trek to Gorakshep first, drop off all your stuff, and hike to the Base Camp. After visiting the Base Camp, you return to Gorak Shep to stay and walk to Kala Patthar on the 9th day morning.

After Kala Patthar, the trekking itinerary goes to Pheriche, passing by Lobuche and Thukla. The returning days are longer than going up, and you will arrive at Lukla after three days of walking from Gorakshep. Suppose you want to avoid trekking those long days to Lukla or do not have time. In that case, you can fly out on a helicopter to Kathmandu directly after the Kala Patthar visit, the Helicopter Return Everest Base Camp Trek. You will spend the last night in Lukla before taking a flight to complete the trek itinerary.

If you think visiting Everest Base Camp with a trek is challenging but so much interested in reaching there while traveling to Nepal, you have a luxurious option. The Everest Base Camp Helicopter tour from Kathmandu takes you directly to the Base Camp and Kala Patthar, where you can see the world's highest mountain and its pristine surroundings within a few hours without any physical challenges.

Trek Map of Everest Base Camp

Trekking Map of Everet Base Camp with Altitude

We have set 16 days trip map for Everest Base Camp, which begins from your arrival until the final departure home. However, You will be in the mountain for 11 nights and arrive in Kathmandu on the 12th.

According to our trip map of Everest Base Camp, our airport representative will pick you up from Kathmandu Airport upon your arrival and transfer you to the hotel via private transport. You will meet our tour manager and discuss the next day's plan. You will have a full-day Kathmandu tour on the second day and depart for the trek to Everest Base Camp on the third day.

You will stay in the mountain from the 3rd to the 13th day in the mountain and fly back to Kathmandu on the 14th day with a great experience. Day 15 is a spare day if the Lukla flight has any issues flying in or out. Suppose everything goes well, and you complete the trip with the regular itinerary. In that case, you will have one extra day in Kathmandu, which you can use for rest, or another one-day trip to Kathmandu Valley.

Best Time or Season to Trek to Everest Base Camp

Of course! You must choose the best time to trek to Everest Base Camp to make your trip memorable. What should be an ideal time to go to the Everest Himalayas? Here, you get information about this below:

Autumn Season

September to November is considered autumn in Nepal, so it is the busiest and most incredible season to trek to Everest Base Camp. Heavy rainfalls clear all deep haze in summer from June to August and make the weather crystal clear.

Because of clear visibility, there won't be many flight cancellations to Lukla in autumn, and the mountains look bright. The vegetation stays dark green in autumn. The rivers remain clean, and the waterfalls are prominent on the Everest Base Camp trail in autumn, so it is one of the best seasons to trek to Everest Base Camp. Although, the first half of September still might have some rainy days, which may affect Lukla's Flight, and cloudy days sometimes.

Spring Season

Spring is the second popular trekking season for the Everest Base Camp. It is also the Everest Expedition feast, so hundreds of climbers summit the world's highest mountain in the spring. You will see many tents at the base camp now, making the place like a mini mountain city.

Spring is warmer than autumn, so if you want to trek to Everest in a friendly environment, choose spring. However, there might be some snowfalls in the higher and hails in the lower region sometimes at this time.

Who Can Trek to Everest Base Camp?

For people who have a big goal to trek to Everest Base Camp, almost everyone can go there. However, the altitude can make it difficult. It should be easy if you are a regular hiker and have visited higher elevations above 4000 meters. So, trekking to higher altitudes earlier before attempting Everest Base Camp helps a lot, and a trip like the Annapurna Base Camp trek can be one example for you.

Adults find it easier than seniors, but all come from their stamina and practice. A regular elderly hiker can do better than a young trekker going to Everest Base Camp for the first time. It means the age factor is nothing compared to the stamina.

Trekking Preparation for Everest Base Camp

The most important thing is well-preparation for the trek, which significantly helps a successful trip. There are certain things to manage before going on any mountain trip and Everest Base Camp.

The first thing that you should know the Everest Base Camp Trek is a demanding trip, so you have to be mentally prepared by thinking I can do it. Of course! Thousands of people can do it, why not you? You must have heard about the difficulties you may face during the trek from friends, reading articles, or watching videos. After these things, you will be able to complete the trip.

Then it comes to physical training. We recommend hiking for at least a few days walk a few hours with around 5-6 kg daypack because you will carry this weight daily during your trek to Everest Base Camp. It will be best to do some altitude practice visiting higher elevations, which keeps you from getting acute mountain sickness problems.

You can also do some cardio and physical exercise for a few months for trekking preparation, which keeps you physically fit. While you do exercise, focus on running and leg training. You will walk on many up and downhills that can hurt your knee and thigh, so leg training protects you from this problem on the trek.

Besides the training and hiking, you must pack warm and quality equipment for the trip. Female trekkers should pack some extra things for the trek, so check details about trekking gear for males and females.

What Makes the Trek Meaningful?

Everyone wants to see something special, which makes the trip meaningful wherever they travel. Likewise, the Everest Base Camp trail also offers some magnificent sceneries and more, which you probably have never explored and experienced in other places. Check those things which make your trip a lifetime memorable from this mountain tour here:

Experiencing Adventurous Flight to Lukla

The Lukla Airport is considered one of the riskiest airports in the world by its location, quick changeable weather, runway length, and slope. You can land at this airport to start the trek to the Everest Base Camp. You will see magnificent mountain views of Ganesh Himal, Langtang, Sisapangma, Gaurishankar, Jugal, and more while flying towards Lukla.

Walking inside the Sagarmatha National Park, a Natural UNESCO World Heritage Site.

The Mount Everest Base Camp trekking trail remains inside the Sagarmatha National Park, a natural UNESCO world heritage site in Nepal. Walking inside this national park, You will see many natural attractions like green vegetation, flowers, rivers, waterfalls, wildlife, and more.

You will follow different valleys on this trek, such as Dudhkoshi River Valley, Khumbu Valley, and Imja Valley. You also see captivating landscapes, glaciers, and small glacial lakes along the way to the Everest Base Camp.

Sherpa Villages and see the Local lifestyle

You will walk through several traditional Sherpa Villages and see charming architecture with colorful roofs. The Serpa people are famous for mountain climbing, where you can learn about these people, cultures, religions, and lifestyles while trekking to Everest Base Camp. During the trip, you will also get great hospitality from the local Sherpa people.

Religious Monuments

It is a Buddhist region, so that you will see many religious monuments along the way on this trip. There are lots of Mani Rocks, Mani Walls, and Mani Wheels with the Buddhist Mantra, which make the trip spiritual feelings. You will also see numerous Stupas and Monasteries in different places. You can join the offerings in some monasteries during the trek, which may bless you for your successful trip. While you enter the offerings, you should follow their rule and regulations. Also, you must keep the religious monuments on your right by walking from the left side and making a clockwise direction.

Stunning Mountain Views

For travelers who plan to travel to Everest Base Camp, their primary purpose is to see pristine mountains, including the world's highest mountain Everest. You start seeing stunning mountain views when you fly to Lukla from Kathmandu and see amazingly standing Mt. Dudhkunda and Kongde from Lukla when you land.

While walking to Phakding on the first day, you see Kusum Kangaroo Peak from Ghat. You see Thamserku Peak from Bankar on the second day while you are walking to Namche Bazaar. After Namche, you hike to Hotel Everest View, so you see many high mountains while walking Everest View Hotel and from its yard during the altitude practice day.

Once you cross Namche Bazaar, you see magnificent views of the high snow-capped mountains every moment while walking and from vantage viewpoints like Tengboche Hill, Nangkartshang Hill, and Kala Patthar. These stunning mountain views add extra energy to walking in the high altitudes, and you will always enjoy seeing these views on the trek.

Besides the things mentioned above, reaching the foot of Everest, Lhotse, and other high mountains and being on the Khumbu glacier is a lifetime achievement of this trek.

Trip Cost for Everest Base Camp

The price for trekking to Everest Base Camp depends on service includes and group size. It means a single trekker has to pay more compared to more than one in a group. Just hiring a guide costs more than an inclusive trip, but the expenses of the trek come to the same as full-board at the end of the journey. Of course! Booking everything included trip is hassle-free and easy to travel. Check the price list below according to the Group size for Everest Base Camp:

  • 1 trekker: 1490 USD - Push book this trip section above.
  • 2-4 trekkers: 1350 USD - Book Now
  • 5-10 trekkers: 1300 USD - Book Now

Note: We offer special discounts for family and group bookings. Contact us via email or WhatsApp at +977 9851043624 for a better offer.

Trekking Agency for Everest Base Camp: Local Vs. Overseas

So many trekking agencies operate trekking to Everest Base Camp from Nepal and overseas. Booking a trip with a local company costs much cheaper than any who arranges from out of Nepal.

Every travel operator from different countries collaborates with the local company paying their original cost. They keep their commission, so if you are a cleaver trekker, we suggest directly booking your Everest Base Camp trek with a local Nepalese company.

You will get factual information about the region if there is any change if you contact Nepal Based agency at any time. Still, getting information faster from your country's operator can take time. Almost every trekking operator uses an easy online payment that you can make, which is 100% safe.

Explore Everest with Frolic Adventure

Frolic Adventure is a team of trekking professionals who worked as trekking leaders for over two decades, guided trekkers to the Everest Base Camp, and started operating trekking trips. Our certified license-holder guides will lead to the mountain. We also arrange friendly and helpful porters to carry your trekking stuff from Lukla to Lukla. We focus on customer satisfaction and safety while they trek to Everest Base Camp with us. Remember us for the best price and smooth arrangement for your trekking trip to Everest.

Things to Know Before Planning a Trek to Everest Base Camp

  1. Lukla Flight Cancellations and Alternative Options
  2. Toilets and Showers During the Trek
  3. Accommodation During the Trek
  4. Weather and Temperature Information


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Our airport representative will greet you upon your arrival at the Tribhuwan international airport in Kathmandu. Then, our airport representative will transfer you to your hotel with private transportation. You will meet our manager in your hotel to discuss your Everest base camp trek.

  • Meals: None
  • Accommodation: Hotel
  • Place: Kathmandu
  • Altitude: 1350m.
  • Mode of Transportation: Private Car/Van/Bus
  • Departure Time: According to the arrival time

After breakfast at the hotel, you go for a full-day Kathmandu city tour today. Our experienced heritage guide will pick you up from your hotel with a private car and then take you to the UNESCO world heritage sites like Kathmandu Durbar square (ancient royal palace), Syambhunath (monkey temple), Bouddhanath, and Pashupatinath. Our guide teaches you much ancient history, culture, religion, and more about Nepal. After visiting these sites, you will drop off at your hotel.

  • Meals: Breakfast
  • Accommodation: Hotel
  • Place: Kathmandu
  • Altitude: 1350m
  • Mode of Transportation: Private car/van/bus
  • Departure Time: 9:00am

You fly early morning to Lukla today from Kathmandu. It is about a half-hour scenic flight this morning. After landing at Lukla airport, you stop at a guest house to prepare to walk and may have a cup of hot drink here. Then, you trek to Phakding through Chaurikharka, Ghat, and Thadokoshi villages. Viewing the Dudhkoshi river towards the valley, you mostly have descending trail today.

Alternatively, you may need to drive very early morning to the Manthali airport, which takes at least 4 hrs to drive from Kathmandu and then 20 minutes flight to Lukla.

  • Meals: Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner
  • Accommodation: Guesthouse
  • Place: Phakding
  • Altitude: 2610m
  • Mode of Transportation: Private car/van/bus + Domestic flight
  • Departure Time: According to the flight time

It is your second-day hike to Namche Bazaar. Today is a bit long, with around 6-7 hours of walking. You will cross five different suspension bridges for the same river after Phakding. The trail gradually ascends the first 3 hours to Monjo/Jorsalle, then climbs steeply to Namche for the final 2-3 hours.

  • Meals: Breakfast+Lunch+Dinner
  • Accommodation: Guesthouse
  • Place: Namche Bazaar
  • Altitude: 3440m
  • Mode of Transportation: Walk
  • Departure Time: 8:00am

It is your first rest day here for elevation adjustment. You do not have a good rest day today and will hike to the Everest view hotel to explore the region. Everest view hotel is 3,880m above sea level, so that it can be the perfect altitude practice for the next destination. After visiting the Everest view hotel and enjoying the view, you will hike back to Namche Bazaar.

  • Meals: Breakfast+Lunch+Dinner
  • Accommodation: Guesthouse
  • Place: Namche Bazaar
  • Altitude: 3440m
  • Mode of Transportation: Walk
  • Departure Time: 8:00am

You have a friendly and clear trekking trail for about 2 to 2 hours. This trail is managed by an older man, whom you can see while you walk. Then, you start descending to Phunki-Tenga and stop for lunch. The path ascends another 2 hours to Tengboche from Phunki-Tenga. Tengboche is a hill station with panoramic views, and also there is an ancient historical Buddhist monastery. You can visit this monastery after 3 pm when the monks start regular offerings.

  • Meals: Breakfast+Lunch+Dinner
  • Accommodation: Guesthouse
  • Place: Tengboche
  • Altitude: 3860m
  • Mode of Transportation: Walk
  • Departure Time: 8:00am

After a bright morning view from this hill, you trek down to Deboche through pine and rhododendron forests for about half an hour. Then you will have another half an hour of easy walk inside the alpine forest and cross a suspension bridge before starting a climb to Pangboche. You will reach Somare in one hour from Pangboche and stop for Lunch. It remains another an hour and a half to two hours to Dingboche after Lunch.

  • Meals: Breakfast+Lunch+Dinner
  • Accommodation: Guesthouse
  • Place: Dingboche
  • Altitude: 4410m
  • Mode of Transportation: Walk
  • Departure Time: 8:00am

It is your second day of altitude practice day here in Dingboche. You will hike up to the Nangkar-Tsang hill (5120m) after having breakfast in the guesthouse. It is about a 3-4 hour walk to reach the top of this hill. During this acclimatization hike, you will see Mt. Makalu, Lhotse, Amadablam, Thamserku, Taboche, Cholatse, and many other high mountains. You can also see beautiful glacial lakes from the top of this hill and even while climbing this hill station. You will hike back to Dingboche after acclimatizing, enjoy the scenic mountain views for lunch, and rest a whole day.

  • Meals: Breakfast+Lunch+Dinner
  • Accommodation: Guesthouse
  • Place: Dingboche
  • Altitude: 4410
  • Mode of Transportation: Walk
  • Departure Time: 8:00am

You may feel the altitude effect while waking higher after Dingboche today. The walking trail is open without trees, so there is less oxygen in the air with high atmospheric pressure. Today, you hike to Lobuche, trailing through a ridge path, keeping Pheriche valley on your left. You stop in Thukla after 3 hours of walking from Dingboche, then go for the Thukla pass. You will see lots of memorials of dead climbers around the Thukla top. Then, you trek another hour to Lobuche, walking on a flat and rocky part.

  • Meals: Breakfast+Lunch+Dinner
  • Accommodation: Guesthouse
  • Place: Lobuche
  • Altitude: 4910m
  • Mode of Transportation: Walk
  • Departure Time: 8:00am

Today is your important day that you are reaching the leading destination. You will start hiking early morning from Lobuche and get to Gorakshep in 3 hours of walking. You will have a quick lunch and leave equipment in the guesthouse. You walk to EBC with water, a camera, and a snack wearing warm, windproof gear. It is about two to two hours and a half away to reach the base camp and the same to return.

  • Meals: Breakfast+Lunch+Dinner
  • Accommodation: Guesthouse
  • Place: Gorakshep
  • Altitude: 5180m
  • Mode of Transportation: Walk
  • Departure Time: 6:30am

Today, you hike early morning to Kalapatthar from Gorakshep. It takes 2 hours to reach the top and another hour to return. You can see the 360 degrees Everest Himalayan view from Kalapatthar and the nearest view of Mt. Everest. Then, you have breakfast in the guest house and trek backward to Pheriche. 

  • Meals: Breakfast+Lunch+Dinner
  • Accommodation: Guesthouse
  • Place: Pheriche
  • Altitude: 4210m
  • Mode of Transportation: Walk
  • Departure Time: 6:00am

It is a long walk to Namche Bazaar, which takes around 7-8 hours. You feel more comfortable after arriving in Namche and can visit a coffee shop or bar this evening. 

  • Meals: Breakfast+Lunch+Dinner
  • Accommodation: Guesthouse
  • Place: Namche Bazaar
  • Altitude: 3440m
  • Mode of Transportation: Walk
  • Departure Time: 7:30am

Another long walk is from here to Lukla today. It also takes around 7 hours, with mostly descending parts and some ascending at the end. You arrive in Phakding for lunch, where you spend the first night of the Everest base camp trek. Your last night mountain stay will be tonight so that you may celebrate your successful Everest base camp trip this evening.

  • Meals: Breakfast+Lunch+Dinner
  • Accommodation: Guesthouse
  • Place: Lukla
  • Altitude: 2840m
  • Mode of Transportation: Walk
  • Departure Time: 7:30am

You will fly out early morning from Lukla to Kathmandu today. After arrival at the airport, you will drive back to your hotel by private transportation. Frolic Adventure invites you to a farewell dinner this evening that you can join after refreshments.

If you have a flight to Manthali from Lukla, you will again drive to Kathmandu for around 4 hrs.

  • Meals: Breakfast+Dinner
  • Accommodation: Hotel
  • Place: Kathmandu
  • Altitude: 1350m
  • Mode of Transportation: Domestflight+Private car/van/bus
  • Departure Time: According to the flight time

Frolic Adventure provides airport drop-off transport from the hotel where you are staying in Kathmandu. After that, you will return home with a beautiful memory of the Everest Himalayas.

Note: If you stay longer in Kathmandu and move to a different hotel in another town in the Kathmandu valley, you must arrange airport drop-off transport. 

  • Meals: Breakfast
  • Accommodation: None
  • Place: Your home
  • Mode of Transportation: Private car/van/bus
  • Departure Time: 3 hours earlier to the flight time

Cost Details

  • All airport transportation in Kathmandu (Ramechhap private transport is extra)
  • Domestic flights Kathmandu-Lukla-Kathmandu for you and guide
  • 3 Nights in a Standard hotel in Kathmandu with breakfast
  • Private Car/van/bus for a cultural tour
  • Experienced government-authorized tour guide
  • Your standard meal BLD during the trek with a cup of hot tea/coffee for breakfast
  • Fresh fruit after every dinner in the mountain
  • All necessary papers works, national park entry permits, TIMS cards, and Pasang Lhamu fees
  • All accommodations in lodges/tea houses during the treks
  • Sleeping bag, down jacket, and duffel bag (if you do not have any)
  • An experienced, helpful, and friendly guide, porters (1 porter for 2 people)
  • Salary, food, drinks, accommodation, transportation, and insurance for the trek, tour guide, and porter
  • Farewell dinner at last night in Kathmandu
  • An arrangement of an emergency helicopter service which will be paid for by your travel insurance company
  • All government taxes (Gst) and Stationery expenses
  •  Kathmandu city tour entry fees 
  • Nepal entry visa fee (you may easily issue the visa upon your arrival at Tribhuwan international airport (Kathmandu)
  • Your travel insurance (compulsory)
  • Lunch and dinner while you are in Kathmandu.
  • Additional activities on your free days
  • Your personal expenses
  • All the alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks
  • Sweet things like dessert/chocolate
  • Hot shower/batteries charge/heater during the trek
  • International airfare
  • Tips for the guide, porter & driver
  • Any other expenses which are not mentioned in including section


Trip DatesAvailabilityNotesPrice  
23 Sep, 2023 - 07 Oct, 2023GuaranteedSpecial Discount for Family and Group BookingUS$1490
24 Sep, 2023 - 08 Oct, 2023GuaranteedSpecial Discount for Family and Group BookingUS$1490
25 Sep, 2023 - 09 Oct, 2023GuaranteedSpecial Discount for Family and Group BookingUS$1490
26 Sep, 2023 - 10 Oct, 2023GuaranteedSpecial Discount for Family and Group BookingUS$1490
27 Sep, 2023 - 11 Oct, 2023GuaranteedSpecial Discount for Family and Group BookingUS$1490
28 Sep, 2023 - 12 Oct, 2023GuaranteedSpecial Discount for Family and Group BookingUS$1490
29 Sep, 2023 - 13 Oct, 2023GuaranteedSpecial Discount for Family and Group BookingUS$1490
30 Sep, 2023 - 14 Oct, 2023GuaranteedSpecial Discount for Family and Group BookingUS$1490

Useful Info

The Best Time to Trek to Everest Base Camp

Autumn or spring is the Best Time to Trek to Everest Base Camp. These seasons usually have clear days with almost no rainfall. Although, until mid-September or late May, we might have some rainy days.

The autumn comes right after the monsoon, so all the haze clears with the summer rain and brings clear visibility. You can see glossy views in a clean environment. It is a prime trekking season, and thousands of adventure travelers travel to Nepal.

Spring is the second-most popular hiking season to go to Everest Base Camp. It is also the main expedition period for the climbers. The blooming flowers make the Everest Trail attractive in the spring. It is warmer to visit base camp compared to the autumn.

It is still possible to Trek to Everest Base Camp in the winter. The weather will be nice and clear, but the temperature will be freezing. The trail will be less crowded, so if you prefer to trek in a quiet environment, this season is best for you. Although the summer is not a good time to go to Everest Base Camp, It brings lots of monsoon rain and poor visibility. The Trekking trail can also be slippery with a wet floor, so hiking to EBC during the summer might be unsafe.

Things to Pack for Everest Base Camp

It is the most important topic about the Base Camp Trek in Nepal. Visiting the mountain region will always be cold, so you must Pack warm trekking gear for Everest Trekking. The warm clothing usually will be heavy, so there is something to care about, and that is concern about the weight limitation for the Luka flight. That is why you should try to take light, warm, and quality hiking gear to minimize overload on the flight.

A few pairs of Trekking trousers, long and short sleeves, a down jacket, a fleece jacket, thermal layers, a warm hat, a sun hat, and gloves are necessary bodywear for the hike. You can check this for detailed information about the trekking Gear to pack before a Trek to Everest Base Camp.

Accommodation, Food, and Drinks on the Everest Base Camp Route

There are plenty of guesthouses along the Everest Trekking Route, so you do not need to carry camping tents for the tour. The lodges have twin-sharing Accommodations with a quilt and pillow on the bed.

The bed will be clean with a comfortable mattress in the Everest Region, but it may not be the same as in the hotel in Kathmandu. The Accommodations mostly lack a toilet inside, but you can also get an attached bathroom on the base camp route. There are also cozy lodges for luxury trekkers in most camps during the trip. You can easily find your space for the night except in Tengboche, Lobuche, and Gorakshep. These places have limited guesthouses with few Accommodations. So, you need to book rooms in advance in these places.

The guesthouses have a menu with Nepalese and Western meal items. So, you do not always have to stick with the local food, but you can try the traditional meal if you would like. Breakfast, lunch, and dinner are hygienic and cooked by a trained person. You might be bored seeing the same items everywhere on the menu along the way to Everest.

You need to drink lots of water at this high elevation. You can buy bottled mineral water or drink normal water. If you drink tap water, you must use purification tablets or sterilizers. Check this out about the accommodations...

Internet, Phone, and Battery Charging on the Everest Base Camp Route

It is a good connection for the phone and Internet on the Everest Trekking Route. The guesthouses and shops sell the internet top-up card provided by Everest Link. Also, you can use the mobile SIM card for a phone call and 4G internet. We suggest buying a NCELL or NTC prepaid card with data in Kathmandu before going to Everest Base Camp.

There is no electricity after Tengboche, and we are using solar for the light and charging. You might get free Battery Charging in the lower region for the first three days, but they charge you after Tengboche. It is good to bring a power bank with a large MAH capacity.

Permit Cost for Everest Base Camp

The Trekking itinerary for Everest Base Camp remains inside the Sagarmatha National Park. It is a natural UNESCO world heritage site in Nepal. The national park protects wildlife, vegetation, cultural and religious monuments, and forests. Visitors must have a Trekking Permit for Everest Base Camp to control activities inside the park.

It costs 3,000 NPR for all Everest Trekkers except those from the SAARC countries. Hikers from South Asian nations must pay 1,500 NPR for the Base Camp Trek Permit. Nepali visitors also have to obtain a Trekking Permit to enter the park. It costs 100 Nepali rupees for the internal trekker.

Besides the national park entry ticket, you must issue a Pasang Lhamu Rural Municipality Permit for the Everest Trip. This ticket Costs 2,000 NPR for all travelers but does not charge Nepali trekkers. You also need a Trekkers Management System Card (TIMS) now, provided by the Nepal Tourism Board, which Costs 2000 NPR for other nations and 1000 NPR for the SAARC nations. Check out the permit here:

Altitude Sickness on the Everest Trek

The most harrowing matter during the trek is Altitude Sickness for the trekkers, which can occur after 3,000m above sea level. The Lukla airport is already high enough for people coming from sea level. You will not visit the base camp directly from Lukla. It is a few days of gradual ascend and starts the Altitude effect after the Namche Bazaar.

Mountain Sickness affects the brain and lungs. The high mountain illness is not a sudden thing. It has early symptoms like nausea, vomiting, loss of appetite, breathing difficulties, and even restlessness. It is a serious matter, but if handled carefully, it will cause little harm.

You can prevent Acute Mountain Sickness (AMS) by strolling, drinking plenty of fluid, keeping warm, eating and sleeping well, and hiking for acclimatization. You can take the altitude pill after 3,000m—just 250mg every twelve hours. You need to drink more water after taking the altitude pill than usual. The medication makes you dehydrated.

An important note: Do not go further to higher elevations if the early symptoms occur. It is better to have one extra rest day at the same place or descend to a lower elevation as soon as possible.

Frequently Asked Questions by the Base Camp Trekkers

It is better to have some essential information before planning a Trek to Everest Base Camp. Here, we have tried to resolve some needy answers to frequent questions about Base Camp Trekking.

What happens if the Lukla flight is canceled?

The Lukla airport is in the mountains, so the weather is unstable. The flight can be canceled at any time. Sometimes, it delays for a few hours and then operates the flight. But there will be no flights for a few days due to the bad weather. You can wait for the flight if you have enough time or need to use a helicopter for the tight holiday. Check this out for detailed information.

What is the weight limitation for the Lukla flight?

You can take 15 kg for the Lukla flight, including hand luggage. If you have more than the limitation, the airline charges you some amount for the overload.

How hard is it to trek to Everest Base Camp?

It is a moderate-level trekking trip in Nepal. More than 90% of trekkers can do it, but some may feel uneasy at the higher elevation. According to the hiking path, it is not that difficult, but the altitude makes it slightly hard to walk.

Do I need climbing training for the EBC Trek?

No, you don’t need climbing training for Everest Base Camp. It prevents altitude sickness if you have visited areas above 3,000 meters in the Himalayan regions before this Trek. You can do physical training and day hiking to prepare for the Everest trip.

How long do I need to walk on the base camp Trek daily?

Most trekking camps are short because of the high altitude. You have one long day, about a 7-hour walk from Phakding to Namche Bazaar on the second day. You will walk 4-5 hours each day after Namche until Lobuche. The final day to go to Base Camp from Lobuche takes around eight hours. After Kalapatthar, you trek back to Lukla in three days, so these camps are long.

Can I go solo to Everest Base Camp?

You cannot trek to Everest Base Camp alone because of a mandatory guide rule from the Nepal Tourism Board. The guide helps a lot if you have difficulties, like arranging accommodation and other things, and provides lots of information.

How safe is it to go to Everest Base Camp?

It is safe to visit Everest Base Camp. Although you have to care about the altitude effect and some uncertain accidents along the way on Everest. There are yak, Jokpe (a hybrid of a cow and a yak), and mules for the supply of things. You encounter them on narrow surfaces sometimes. Because of insufficient space, the load might push you to the cliff if you stand on the unsafe side.

You need to be careful while taking a photo. We suggest you check around to see if it is a safe zone or not to stand and move back. Likewise, wild animals and yaks will be moving above the trekking trail. The stones can roll down from animal movement, so check well while walking on the Trekking Path.

An important suggestion: do not hesitate to talk about altitude sickness with your guide if you have any earlier symptoms.

How many days does it take to reach Everest Base Camp from Kathmandu?

It depends on which route you would like to start the Trek. If you begin your trip from Lukla by taking a flight, it takes eight days to reach the Base Camp, with two rest days for acclimatization in Namche and Dingboche. Likewise, Starting from Jiri, it takes 13–14 days and 10–11 days from Salleri to reach Everest Base Camp.

What are the transportation options to start a Trek to Everest Base Camp?

The most usual form of transportation is a flight to Lukla to start a trek to Everest Base Camp. Alternatively, you can drive to Jiri and Salleri by bus or jeep to begin a journey to Everest.

Can I drive directly to Everest Base Camp from Kathmandu?

No, there is no motorway to the Base Camp. But you can drive to the North Base Camp in Tibet. You can reach the base camp within an hour on a helicopter flight. The Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour is the quickest way to visit the base camp and explore the region for people who have a short vacation in Nepal.

What is the highest elevation that I can reach on this Trek?

Kalapatthar (5,545m) is the highest elevation to which the base camp trip takes you. If you miss this hill, Everest Base Camp (5,364m) is your highest elevation.

Can children and the elderly Trek to Everest Base Camp?

The children and the elderly can Trek to Everest Base Camp.

Where can I leave the things I don’t need to take on the Trek?

You can leave the things in the hotel in Kathmandu that you do not need for the Trek. They keep your stuff safely in their storeroom. You will get a baggage tag, which you don’t have to lose. You will get it back after the trip by showing the provided baggage tag from the hotel.

Do I have to bring a tent and food for the Base Camp Trek?

No, there are guesthouses to stay in everywhere on the Everest Trail. You can choose lunch, dinner, and breakfast from a food menu in the lodges where you stay on the Trek.

Is there a place to sleep at the Base Camp?

No, there is no lodge at the Base Camp. You must hire Gorakshep for a night to sleep at the Base Camp.

Hopefully, you got some information about the trek to Everest Base Camp. If not, contact us for more information about the trip.

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