Everest Base Camp Trek

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Everest Base Camp Trek

  • Trip Duration: 14 Days
  • Trip Grading: Moderate
  • Max Altitude: 5545M
  • Best Time: Mar-May/Sep-Dec
  • Trip Mode: lodge/Tea House
  • Group Size: 2-10


Everest Base Camp Trekking in Nepal

Imagine yourself standing toe to toe with the highest structure in the world. Isn’t it the euphoric moment when you have the top of the world standing right before you. But to live this ‘once in a lifetime’ moment isn’t a piece of cake. Remember the saying, “Hard work always pays.” You have to commit yourself to challenge trek to reach the base camp of the world’s highest mountain, Mt. Everest. Everest base camp trek is a journey towards the base camp of Everest passing through stunning landscapes, lush forests, glacial moraines, foothills, and picturesque Sherpa villages. The breathtaking close-up view of Everest is the major highlight of this trek. Besides Everest, you also get to witness the outstanding view of other prominent peaks which include Lhotse, Makalu, Cho Oyu, and Ama Dablam.  This epic trek offers so much and there is no reason to argue why this is the most popular trek in Nepal.

Short Summary of Everest Base Camp Journey

Join our Everest Base Camp Trek package to enjoy the trekking in Himalaya as you have never done before. Our program begins with your reception at the airport after your arrival in Kathmandu and your transfer to the hotel on the first day. The next day, we fly to Lukla from where our trekking begins and we trek to Phakding the same day. The third day is scheduled for a trek to Namche Bazaar which is a gateway to high Himalaya. Namche is a popular market where you can find many stores catering to the needs of visitors, lodges, and cafes. We have an acclimatization day at Namche to prepare ourselves for our onward high altitude trek. From Namche, we trek through several villages Tengboche, Dingboche, Lobuche, Gorak Shep and finally reach Everest Base Camp. We also visit Kala Patthar (black rock) from where we can see 360-degree views of Mt. Everest. After enjoying the scintillating mountainous view, we trek to reach Pheriche. Then we trek back to reach Namche and take the usual route back to reach Kathmandu. From there, you can depart for your home or onward destination.

How Hard is The EBC Trek? What Should Trekkers do?

This trekking is suitable for anyone with good health and fitness, who can walk for about 4-7 hrs a day. The main difficulty is the high altitude – proper acclimatization is therefore absolutely necessary as well as basic knowledge about high altitude sickness. You should be mentally geared up for the trek and listen carefully to your body. You can complete this trek successfully even without prior high altitude trekking experience if you prepare yourself with adequate cardiovascular training before trek and you follow slow and steady way – always remember: this is a trek, not a race!

Best Time to go for Everest Base Camp Trek

The best time for this trek is from March to May and September to December. Nowadays Everest trek is being a dream of all people of the World.

    Arrive at Tribhuwan International Airport, Kathmandu. You will be warm welcome by our airport representative and escort to your hotel. Stay Overnight at Kathmandu Guest House

    A thrilling scenic flight to Lukla and a landing on a steep mountain runway brings us to the start of our trek at the village of Lukla [2850m]. After meeting the supporting crew, we head up the Dudh Kosi Valley on a well-marked trail and then stay overnight in Phakding. Stay Overnight at Local Guest Houses.

    Today, the trail moves along the Dudh Koshi once more. While hiking up, you will be amazed at the Himalayan Pine, Cedar, and Deodar forests. Go through the entrance of the Sagarmatha National Park at the Monjo Village and start an uphill climb to the Namche Bazaar. The Bazaar is the major tourist hub of the Khumbu Region. Along the way, you will get the first glimpses of Mt. Everest, Kusum Kanguru, and Thamserku peaks. If you are an art lover, you should visit Benkar Village. The village is famous for its Thangkas of Buddhist deities. Also, explore the Granite stones carved with Tibetan chanting along Jorsalle. Stay Overnight at Local Guest Houses.

    Namche is a great place to acclimatize. The sights around Namche are spectacular and beautiful. After breakfast, you can visit the Syangboche Airstrip that lies on a hill above the town. From here, you can get a panoramic view of Namche and can see amazing sights of the Himalayas as well. Further from Namche lies the Everest View Hotel. The hotel is the highest located hotel in the world and provides a view of Mount Everest and many other Himalayan peaks from all of its windows. Back at Namche, you can visit the Everest Photo Gallery and the Sherpa Culture Museum as well. Stay Overnight at Local Guest Houses.

    Today provides a beautiful walk, the trail meanders easily around the ridges and Everest can be clearly seen on the horizon ahead before you descend through splendid rhododendron forest for lunch. After lunch, you cross the Dudh Kosi and begin the ascent to the top of a long ridge which flows from the summit of Kantega. The trail takes you through pine and Rhododendron forest, Thengboche braces a great Monastery as this is a Devout Buddhist region, the wildlife here are unharmed and not too shy. Stay Overnight at Local Guest Houses.

    From Tengboche, the trail drops to Debuche crosses another exciting suspension bridge on the Imja Khola and climbs to Pangboche amongst thousands of Mani stones. Our uphill trek continues, taking us to the quaint traditional Sherpa village of Dingboche with its exquisite views of Lhotse, Island Peak, and Ama Dablam. We take our time, so we avoid getting affected by the altitude. Stay Overnight at Local Guest Houses.

    You will have a full day to rest or explore around the valleys of Chhukung and Imja Khola. This particular area links with the high passes of Amphu Laptsa and Makalu Barun National Park. Stay Overnight at Local Guest Houses.

    We continue up the wide valley beneath the impressive peaks of Cholatse and Tawache on the left. We then turn right and take a steep climb towards the foot of the Khumbu Glacier. The tea house at Duglha is a good spot to have lunch. At the top of this climb, there are many stone cairns, built as memorials to the many Sherpas who have died while climbing Mt Everest. The path then climbs gently along the glacier, to eventually reach the cluster of houses at Lobuche. Stay Overnight at Local Guest Houses.

    A trail through the snowy and rocky path. The trails will take you to the Thangma Riju for a 360-degree view of the mountains. There, you will have the first views of the 5545 meters high Kala Patthar. Gorakshep is the last settlement before hiking up to the Everest Base Camp Trek. Leave all of your belongings on the tea house and hike up to make it to the base of the highest peak of the world. Enjoy the views of the Khumbu Glacier and the surrounding peaks of Pumori, Lingren, Khumbutse, and such other peaks. EBC is full of rocks and icy dust. Hike back downhill to end the day at Gorakshep. Stay Overnight at Local Guest Houses

    This will be one of the most difficult yet rewarding days of the trek. Most of the morning is spent climbing Mt. Kala Patthar, a small peak at 5,555 m. The ascent is demanding but the climber gets the most magnificent mountain panorama: Everest, the highest point on the planet at 8,848 m, towers directly ahead and on all sides loom the giants such as Nuptse, Pumori, Chagatse, Lhotse and countless others. We make a quick descent to Gorak Shep and have hot breakfast, and then trek down to Pheriche. Stay Overnight at Local Guest Houses.

    Today’s trail descends to Debouche, rises through Rhododendron forest to Tengboche. A long descent leads back to Phunki Thenga before the climb to Sanasa (where the trail forked to Gokyo). The walk along the broader trail to Namche Bazaar is easy. Stay Overnight at Local Guest Houses.

    Retrace trail back to Lukla. Stay Overnight at Local Guest Houses.

    A 30-minute flight back to Kathmandu from Lukla ends the trekking part of the journey. You can revel in the changing sights of the landscapes one last time while on the flight. After landing at Kathmandu airport, you will be transferred to the Hotel. Stay Overnight at hotel Kathmandu.

    Early morning after breakfast, you will transfer to Tribhuvan International Airport for your Final departure towards your country.

Included & Exclude

Cost Included

  • Airport pick-up and drop-off
  • Three nights’ accommodation with breakfast at Kathmandu Guest House in Kathmandu (Thamel)
  • Kathmandu – Lukla – Kathmandu domestic airline tickets including for the guide
  • Three daily meals with tea/coffee (breakfast, lunch, and dinner) during the trek
  • Best available twin sharing room during the trek.
  • One highly experienced, helpful and friendly guide.
  • Strong and experienced porter
  • Sagarmatha National Park Permit fee
  • Trekking Map
  • Down jacket and sleeping bag use while trekking
  • Duffel bag use while trekking
  • First aid medicine kit
  • Farewell dinner in Kathmandu

Cost not Include

  • Meals in Kathmandu
  • Alcoholic drinks and drinking water.
  •  Your travel insurance
  • Hot shower during the trek
  • WiFi/internet
  • International airfare and airport departure tax
  •  Nepal entry visa cost.
  • Any extra expenses arising out of various/unforeseen situations like( natural calamities, landslides, political disturbances)
  •  Any other items not mentioned on the above Include Section.


Airport Pick up/ Drop off

Himalayan Friendly offers assistance with airport pick and drop. Our concierge will be happy to arrange suitable transportation (Private Car) for you around the clock.

Accommodation in Kathmandu

We have one of the best hotels with a 5-star rating and service available there. Kathmandu Guest House or the same category hotel for relaxing before and after your trek. Kathmandu guest house provides different sorts of facilities with enough parking available, AC rooms, clean room with the attached bathroom. It also offers hot and cold shower facilities. It has an attractive garden with plenty of space available for rest. It offers 5-star service with located in the central point of Thamel.


Besides other Treks, Everest Trek is one of the widespread treks in Nepal. Usually, meals are also served three times a day (Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner). Breakfast and Dinner are served in guest house/ Lodges and lunch is in treks. In Comparison to other Treks, you will found the quality food in Everest Trekking. The common food found in the Everest region are noodles, soups, handmade bread, rice items, curries, spaghetti, pizza, egg items, potatoes. You will have full possibilities or choices to choose your favored stuff from a minor menu provided by the lodge.


Lodges in the Everest region are standard associating the ones in Annapurna and Langtang areas. Like another trekking region, in this area also you will found two single beds and one single bed in one room but the room will be cleaner than another region. Himalayan Friendly will provide rooms with blankets included in main places though we endorsed you to carry your own sleeping bag as well. Bathrooms are shared, and hot showers are few and far between.


Himalayan Friendly will not supply filtered water; however, bottled water can be purchased at most tea houses and shops along the route. Because of the altitude, it is recommended you drink in the region of 3-4 liters per day, although this can include, tea and soup. During EBC trek It will be better to have one spare of an empty bottle while refilling the water. You can also bring water purifying tablets for safe drinking water which helps to save the cost.

But if you are Trekking in the Everest region then in some places you will found the Bottle mineral water but it is a little expensive than the City area. For example, at the starting point of the Everest Base Camp Trek – Lukla (2,860 m), a liter of water costs Rs 100, but at Gorak Shep (5,200 m) the price of water is already Rs 400. To save money, many trekkers take a thermos with them and ask trekking lodge landlords for hot water. It’s true that this will have been taken from some local stream and boiled. If you want to save your money, there is some option. You have to carry purify Tablets from Kathmandu for the water.  If you carry Tablets then you should not have to pay any extra money for purifying the water while trekking period.

Equipment List

Himalaya Friendly has always been keen about safety on the journey. We have prepared Trekking Equipment List which the trekkers will need during their trek in Nepal. The following list should help you with your packing. Generally, you should always try to keep the weight of your equipment to a minimum


Trekking boots, trekking socks, and sandals.


Down jacket, waterproof jacket, and trousers, trekking trousers, long sleeve shirts, microfleece, mid to heavyweight fleece, sleeveless or body warmer type fleece, thermals or base layer for top & bottom (merino wool or synthetic), fleece pants,


fleece gloves warm mittens and/or gloves.


Sun hat, wool or fleece hat, scarf, head torch and extra batteries for incase, and sunglasses.

Personal Equipment:

Day backpack large enough to carry water bottles, camera, lunch and extra clothing, stuff sacks for keeping your gear dry and organized, two water bottles (Nalgene wide-mouth bottles are the best), sunscreen and lip salve with a high SPF, insect repellent, water purification tablets (Pristine, Box Aqua or Aqua Mira), iPod and cards etc., trekking poles, camera with spare batteries and memory cards, insurance certificate.

Personal first aid kit:

Small personal first-aid kit. (Simple and light), Aspirin, first-aid tape, plasters (Band-Aids), 1 skin-blister repair kit Anti-diarrhea pills, Anti-headache pills, Cough and/or cold medicine, Anti-altitude sickness pills: Diamox or Acetylzolamide, Stomach antibiotic: Ciprofloxacin, etc. Do not bring sleeping pills as they are a respiratory depressant, Water purification tablets or water filter, 1 set of earplugs, Extra pair of prescription glasses and contact lens supplies.

Customer Review

1  Reviews on Everest Base Camp Trek

We completed the Everest Base Camp with our guide Bikash and porter Purna going through Himalayan Friendly (Ram) and had an amazing time. Bikash was an excellent guide, very forthcoming, friendly and calm and taking us to nice teahouses! Purna is extremely service oriented and kind and we appreciated very much trekking as a small group of three. We highly recommend.

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