Trekkers are felebrating their succesful Everest Base Camp at the bottom of the world's highest mountain, bright mountain views and the blue sky on a clear day,
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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

Everest Base Camp (EBC) Trek is the most thrilling adventure activity for trekkers worldwide. This famous trail takes you to the base of the world's highest mountain within a few day's walk after taking a short scenic air journey to Lukla. It is a 12-day Himalayan trip from Kathmandu to Kathmandu, and more than forty thousand people benefit from this route each year.

There are several entries to get to the bottom of the globe's tallest mountain, but the most usual and classic route starts from Lukla. So, this Package contains the trip information from Lukla to EBC.

After taking a short flight from Kathmandu or Ramechhap, you get to Lukla, where your walking journey begins toward Everest's basement, passing traditional Sherpa Villages. You will walk through Phakding, Namche Bazaar, Tengboche, Dingboche, and Lobuche before you reach Gorakshep to hike to the Everest Base Camp.

A seven-day proper walk and one acclimatization hike will take you to your desired destination after you leave the city and return to Lukla in three days before taking a flight back to Kathmandu. It is a lodge-to-lodge trip, so you do not have to carry a tent and food.

Sidewalk on Everest Trail

There is no sidewalk, mainly on the Everest Trail after you depart from Lukla. Still, one trail goes to Gokyo Lakes from Kyanjuma on the fourth day. Also, you may need clarification about finding a path in some places while crossing big towns such as Namche Bazaar. You will follow a single path, which leads you close to the world's roof, walking inside the Sagarmatha National Park (Natural Unesco World Heritage Site). You will encounter many trekkers crossing every moment during the journey.

12-Day Itinerary of Everest Base Camp Tour

It takes 12 days for the Everest Base Camp Tour for regular trekkers. Still, we make customized plans for the people according to their physical conditions, interests, and time limits. On our trip schedule, you will have two exploration days in Namche Bazaar and Dingboche for altitude practice before going to higher elevations to prevent high mountain sickness.

The walking journey to Everest Base Camp begins from a beautiful Sherpa Town (Lukla) after taking a scenic adventurous air journey from Kathmandu or Manthali to Phakding through Chheplung, Thadokoshi and Ghat on the first day.

After a night's stay in Phakding, you reach Namche Bazaar, the most attractive village along Everest, by walking for 6-7 hours on the second day. Here, you will have the first acclimatization rest and hike to the Hotel Everest View. Visiting Syangboche Hill is not just for the altitude practice; you see magnificent views of Thamserku, Kusum Kangaroo, Khangteka, Ama Dablam, Lhotse, Nuptse, and many other high snow-capped mountains, including Everest.

You trek to Tengboche on the fourth day after spending two nights in Namche, where you visit the historical and religious Buddhist Monastery and see the most phenomenal view of Mount Ama Dablam. Then, you go to Dingboche and take the second exploration hike to Nangkartsang Peak.

After being well-acclimatized from two altitude practice hikes, you go further to Lobuche on the seventh and Gorakshep on the eighth day of the trip. You walk to EBC on the same day when you reach Gorakshep after a quick lunch and leave all your trekking equipment in the lodge because you come back here to spend the last night before you head back towards Lukla through Pheriche, Namche, and Phakding.

Trekking to Everest Base Camp Can Be The Greatest Experience for You

Trekking to Everest Base Camp is challenging for some but a lifetime experience for the trekkers. It is an opportunity to experience the culture, religion, and lifestyle of the legendary mountain Sherpa people closely and see the mighty Himalayas and their charming nature.

You can see calm wild animals like the Himalayan Thar, Himalayan Monal (Nepali National Bird), musk deer, and Tibetan Snowcock closer to the trekking trail while walking. This Everest excursion goes through several valleys like Dudhkosi, Khumbu, and Imja. You will love hiking into these areas and seeing captivating landscapes, rivers, waterfalls, glacial lakes, and more.

Base Camp Trek in Nepal: Is It a Right Trip for You?

Anyone who wishes to do Base Camp Trek in Nepal at least once in their lifetime can travel there. It is an adventure tour, so it helps a lot if you have some hiking practices and physical training before you go on this excursion.

Elderlies may suffer more from walking compared to the youth. Still, they are regular hikers or do physical training regularly. In that case, aged trekkers find it more accessible than the beginner young person. Children above ten years can also complete the base camp trek walking themselves. Still, they might sometimes have to carry someone younger than ten while traveling to Everest.

Training for Everest Base Camp Hike

As mentioned earlier, training helps a lot for a successful trip, but what types of exercise must you have for the Everest Base Camp Hike? We are giving some tips for physical preparation for the journey now. Before you groom your body and leg strength, make sure mentally that the trip is right for you and think about completing it without any suffering.

Start hiking a few kilometers daily or at least once a week before you go to the Everest Base Camp Hike with a backpack on. We provide a porter between two trekkers, although you must carry a 4-5 kg daypack during the trip. Besides the walking training, you may go to an indoor gym and train your muscles and legs. You can also run for a few miles daily to make your knee, thigh, and calf flexible for this adventure tour.

15 Days Trip Map of Everest Base Camp with 12-Day Mountain Stay

The tour is a 12-day, but you see a 15-dayEverest Base Camp Trip Map here, which includes three extra nights in Kathmandu and your final departure. You will spend two nights in the city before you go to the mountain for the tour preparation. It is also beneficial for the altitude before you fly directly, almost three thousand meters in height. You can see the day-to-day trip scale with the altitude variation below:

Trekking Map of Everet Base Camp with Altitude

Each Day Walking Distance, Time, and Altitude Variation on Everest Base Camp Trekking

You see 130km (80.7 miles) total walking distances of theEverest Base Camp Trekking at many sites. There are shorter trails with new suspension bridges, which has shortened the trip. You will walk 119.7km (74.3 miles) according to our itinerary. We have made each day's hiking length with duration and altitude variation chart below, which makes it easy to plan your trip.

Everest Base Camp Trekking Distance Chart

Everest Base Camp Trek Cost

Our 15-day Everest Base Camp Trek, including three nights of Kathmandu Accommodation and the all-inclusive base price, starts from 1250 USD for a single trekker. We also make custom itineraries and cost details according to your demand. However, the price for the trip will be cheaper for a group booking than for an individual. We offer families and groups a special discount for the Everest Base Camp. You can reach us through WhatsApp at +9779851043624 or contact us directly for the offer.

It costs less for Indian and South Asian Trekkers to go to Everest Base Camp. The flight fare to Lukla and trekking permits make it cheaper for these nation's people. Our Package's price is for other visitors who are not South Asian, so if you are from India, Pakistan, Srilanka, Maldives, Bhutan, and Bangladesh and thinking of trekking to Everest Base Camp and looking for the correct price, you can ask us before you book the trip.

Get the Best Deal for Everest Base Camp with Frolic Adventure in 2024

Frolic Adventure is a Nepal-based trekking operator operating private and group tours to Everest Base Camp from Kathmandu. You can get the best deal with us for 2024 spring and autumn, so book your trip without any hesitation with us. We are a team of mountain experts. We provide you with government license holder-trained guides and friendly, helpful helpers.

Our expert leaders will tackle every difficulty during the trip to keep you safe and make a successful adventure. They are quick decision maker for any obstacles in the mountains, so you can travel freely by taking our trekking Sherpas in the Everest Region.

Remember us for the Kathmandu-Lukla-Kathmandu Round Flight Ticket.

Some people might have recommended a guide or porter from Lukla and want to trek with them by buying a Kathmandu-Lukla-Kathmandu flight ticket or would like to travel individually. We also arrange the ticket for those people.

You must drive to Ramechhap from Kathmandu to take a flight to Lukla during busy seasons. We also arrange to share a van or private car, jeep, and bus to Manthali from Kathmandu. If you want to avoid a long drive to a different airport and would like to fly on a helicopter from Kathmandu, you can also contact us for that. We will arrange a cheaper cost helicopter ride to Lukla from Kathmandu.

Note: Just buying a flight ticket or ground transport with us and tackling any obstacles for the flight and other things without taking a guide with us any time will be your own risk!

Things to Know Before Planning a Trek to Everest Base Camp

The links below before you are going to trek to the Everest Base Camp may help easier to plan well, so please click the links and read well or your trekking preparatio. If you have any other questions that you did not find from our package and useful informational sections, you can ask any time and we are happy to provide you authentic infos about the trip.

  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  
30 Aug, 2024 - 13 Sep, 2024AvailableUS$1350

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.

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