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Everest Base Camp Trek

Trip code 166
Package name Everest Base Camp Trek
Duration 14
Max. elevation 5555 m
Transportation All ground transportation and domestic flights as per itinerary
Accomodation 3*** Hotel in Kathmandu and Lodge / Tea House during the trek
Starts at Kathmandu
Ends at Kathmandu
Trip route Lukla-NamcheBazzar -Dingboche-Everest Base Camp -Namche
Cost USD 1,190 per person



Embark on a journey of a lifetime with the Everest Base Camp trek that seamlessly blends modern comforts with the rugged allure of the Himalayas. Nestled in the heart of the magnificent eastern Himalayan mountain range, the Khumbu region (Everest region) is renowned for its stunning natural vistas and the warm hospitality of the Sherpa community."

This remarkable trek of 14 days offers a rare opportunity to discover not only the majestic summit of the world's tallest peak but also lets you immerse yourself in the vibrant culture and traditions of Nepal. The EBC trek is a must-do for adventurers worldwide that takes you from the bustling city of Kathmandu to the base camp of the highest mountain in the world, the Everest base camp (5,364 m/17,598 ft). 

Step into the region of giants, push your boundaries and uncover your inner strength with the Everest Base Camp trekking. This 14-day trekking is your chance to experience the grandeur of the Himalayas while discovering your own potential. Unwind and rejuvenate as the trail unfolds breathtaking landscapes.

Walk among st towering peaks and beautiful river valleys. Disconnect from chaotic city life and indulge in the simple pleasures of playing card games in cozy lodges, learning about the lifestyle of the Sherpa, and witnessing the glorious sunrise over Everest. Spend nights in picturesque villages, cross thrilling suspension bridges, and trek through lush rhododendron & blue pine forests. 

If you are among those looking for a more relaxed and picturesque experience, our Everest Base Camp helicopter tour is the perfect alternative. The best time to embark on this journey is from March to May and September to November when the weather is favorable. Some trekkers fancy winter trekking too, when the trail is empty and covered with snow. 

Why you'll love this trip?


Why join Everest base camp trek 2023/2024

In today's fast-paced world, not everyone has the luxury of time to spend in the lap of the highest mountains and share their experiences with others. At Nepal Adventure Pilgrimage, we have an experienced team of high-altitude mountain guides who have led hundreds of trekking groups to their destinations. 

We take pride in offering customized Everest base camp trekking packages that cater to tourists of all age groups and fitness levels. Whether you're a seasoned trekker or a beginner, we've got you covered. Our 14-day Everest Base Camp trek package is designed to offer a once-in-a-lifetime experience, but we also offer the flexibility to customize your Everest base camp trek itinerary depending on your preferences. 

If you have the time and budget, you can extend your EBC trek and spend more days in the mountains, exploring the serene beauty of the Himalayas at your own pace. So, what are you waiting for? Book your Everest Base Camp trek 2023/2024 with Nepal Adventure Pilgrimage and make memories that will last a lifetime!

Difficulty & Altitude sickness

In terms of difficulty, the trek to Everest Base Camp is challenging due to the high altitude and rugged terrain. The trek covers a distance of around 130 km (81 miles) round trip and involves several steep ascents and descents, including the famous climb up to Kala Patthar at an altitude of 5,545m (18,192 ft). 
Trekkers will also need to cross suspension bridges, rocky paths, and uneven terrain, which can be physically demanding. The Everest base camp trek is accessible to people with good physical fitness and no serious health issues. Trekking experience is not mandatory, but it can be helpful to have prior hiking experience to prepare for the trek.

The high altitude and potential for altitude sickness make the EBC trek challenging. Altitude sickness, also known as acute mountain sickness (AMS), occurs when your body struggles to adjust to the decreased oxygen levels at high altitudes. The symptoms can include headache, nausea, dizziness, fatigue, and shortness of breath.
To minimize the risk of altitude sickness, it's important to acclimatize properly by spending a few days at different altitudes before reaching the highest points of the trek. You have to stay hydrated, avoid alcohol and smoking, and listen to your body & rest when necessary. In case of severe symptoms, descend to lower altitudes immediately.

Best time to do Everest base camp trek

Everest Base Camp is located in the Khumbu region of Nepal, which experiences four distinct seasons: spring (March to May), summer/monsoon (June to August), autumn (September to November), and winter (December to February). The weather and climate conditions can vary greatly depending on the season. Spring and autumn is the best time to do Everest base camp trek

Accommodation & meals for Everest base camp 

There are several tea houses and lodges along the Everest base camp trekking route that provide accommodation to trekkers. These lodges offer basic rooms with a bed, blankets, and pillows, and most of them have shared toilets and washing facilities. Some lodges may also offer hot showers for an additional fee. Carry a sleeping bag for added comfort and warmth. Our team will book clean and comfortable accommodations for you to spend nights during the trek.
Most lodges along the trekking route offer a wide range of meals, including Nepali, Indian, and Western cuisine. The meals include breakfast, lunch, and dinner and are served in a communal dining hall. Popular dishes include dal bhat, momo, and noodle soup. Stick to vegetarian options as they are safer and less likely to cause stomach problems. We also recommend you bring energy bars or snacks for extra energy during the trek.

Everest base camp trek permits

Everest base camp trek requires a Khumbu Pasang Lhamu Rural Municipality Entrance permit and a Sagarmatha National Park Entry permit. We have included both permit costs in our Everest base camp trek cost.

Khumbu Pasang Lhamu Rural Municipality Entrance permit cost: Nrs 2000 per person
Sagarmatha National Park Entry permit cost: Nrs 3000 per person

Everest base camp trek travel insurance 

Travel insurance is essential for the Everest base camp trek as it provides coverage for any unexpected medical emergencies, trip cancellations or delays, and other unforeseen circumstances that may occur during your trip.
The Everest base camp trek is a high-altitude trek, and the risk of altitude sickness, injuries, and accidents is always present. In case of any medical emergencies, travel insurance can provide coverage for medical expenses, emergency medical evacuation, and repatriation. Make sure that your insurance policy includes coverage for high-altitude trekking and air evacuation, as some policies may exclude coverage for such activities.

Nepal visa information 

Foreign visitors to Nepal need a visa to enter the country. Visas can be obtained on arrival at the Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu or the land border crossings with India and China.
The visa fee depends on the length of stay and the type of visa but generally ranges from $25 to $100. Visitors can apply for a 15, 30, or 90-day visa. There are also multiple-entry and single-entry visas available.
To apply for a visa on arrival, visitors will need to fill out an application form, provide a passport photo, and pay the visa fee in cash. You need to have a valid passport with at least six months of validity remaining. Alternatively, visitors can apply for a visa at the Nepalese embassy or consulate in their home country before traveling to Nepal.

Money Exchange

The official currency of Nepal is the Nepalese rupee (NPR). US dollars are also widely accepted, especially in tourist areas. It's recommended to carry a mix of Nepalese rupees and US dollars while traveling in Nepal.
Money exchange services are available at banks, hotels, and authorized currency exchange centers in major cities and tourist areas. Exchange money at authorized exchange centers to avoid being scammed or receiving counterfeit currency.
ATMs are also available in major cities and tourist areas, and most of them accept international debit and credit cards. However, do carry some cash as a backup in case of any issues with the ATM.

Our Everest base camp trek cost refund policy

Thank you for considering our travel company for your Everest Base Camp trek. We are committed to providing our clients with a safe, enjoyable, and memorable trekking experience. Our pricing for the Everest Base Camp trek includes all necessary permits, transportation, accommodation, meals, and the services of an experienced guide and porter.
We understand that unexpected situations may arise that could prevent you from completing the trek or starting the trek on the planned date. In such cases, our refund policy is as follows:

Cancellation by the Client: 

If you need to cancel your trek for any reason, please inform us as soon as possible. We will refund your deposit minus any non-recoverable costs incurred by our company, such as permit fees, transportation costs, or advance payment to lodges.

●Cancellation 60 days or more before the trek start date: 90% of the total trip cost will be refunded.
●Cancellation between 30 and 59 days before the trek start date: 50% of the total trip cost will be refunded.
●Cancellation less than 30 days before the trek start date: No refund will be provided.

Cancellation by our Company: 

In the unlikely event that we have to cancel your EBC trek due to unforeseen circumstances such as natural disasters, political instability, or other events beyond our control, we will provide you with alternative trekking options or a full refund of the trip cost paid to our company.

Trip Itinerary

Day 1 : Arrival in Kathmandu airport (1345meters).

When you arrive at the Tribhuvan international airport terminal, our airport team will be there waiting to greet you. They'll assist you with your luggage and take you to your hotel. Once you've had some time to rest, we'll schedule a meeting with the core team members at our Nepal Adventure Pilgrimage office. Here, we'll introduce you to your trek leader and go over any final preparations needed for your upcoming journey. With the evening free, feel free to explore the lively streets of Thamel and pick up any last-minute items you may need.

Day 2 : Flight from Kathmandu to Lukla airport (2,846 m/9,337 ft) and trek to Phakding (2,610 m/8,563 ft)

Trek distance: 6.2 km/3.8 miles

Duration: 35 minutes flight & 3 hours trek

Accommodation: Pine Forest 

Meals: Breakfast, lunch & dinner

Rise and shine early to experience a thrilling flight from Kathmandu airport to Lukla airport. This short flight offers breathtaking views of the surrounding landscapes. Upon arriving at the Tenzing Hillary Airport, we'll be joined by our porters, and the Everest base camp trekking begins. The trail from Lukla drops down to Phakding village where we'll be spending the night. 

The first leg of the journey is an easy downhill walk from Lukla, which takes us through lush forests along the Dudh Koshi river. Along the way, we'll pass by Cheplung village (2,660 m) and Thado Koshi Gaon (2,580 m) before finally arriving at Phakding village. As we trek, we'll cross several ridges and catch views of stunning mountain peaks like Kusum Kangguru and Kongde Ri.

Day 3 : Trek from Phakding to Namche Bazaar (3,440 m/11,290 ft)

Trek distance: 7.4 km/4.6 miles

Duration: 6 hours

Accommodation: The Hotel Bodhi

Meals: Breakfast, lunch & dinner

Once we depart from Phakding village, the trail leads us through vibrant rhododendron and magnolia forests to Toktok (2,760 m). After passing Bengkar village (2,630 m), we'll cross two bridges, including the long Hillary Bridge, which is quite long, to reach Monjo (2,835 m). At Monjo, we'll register our permits at the police check post and continue our trek through lush forests. 

As we continue trekking forward, we'll cross several suspension bridges and small settlements before finally arriving at Namche Bazaar. The trail does get steep as we begin to approach Namche Bazaar, but this challenging ascent is worth it for the breathtaking view of Everest that welcomes us upon arrival.

Day 4 : Acclimatization in Namche Bazaar: hike to Syangboche Airstrip (3,748 m/12,297 ft) and Everest View Hotel (3,962 m/13,000 ft)

Duration: 4-5 hours

Accommodation:The Hotel Bodhi

Meals: Breakfast, lunch & dinner

To properly acclimate to the altitude, we'll be taking a day off in Namche Bazaar. Early in the morning, we'll embark on an impressive hike to the Everest View Hotel via Syangboche Airstrip, which is situated above Namche Bazaar. During this hike, we'll be treated to stunning views of many towering mountains, such as Everest, Thamserku, Ama Dablam, Lhotse, Nuptse, Taboche, Khumbila, and more. The Everest View Hotel is not only one of the highest luxury hotels in the world but also holds the Guinness World record.

For those who want to continue the hike, we'll also have the option to visit the Khumjung monastery, one of the oldest monasteries in the Khumbu region. After our hike, we'll descend down to Namche Bazaar to spend the rest of the day exploring the village. There are plenty of things to do in Namche Bazaar, including visiting souvenir shops, cafes, museums, and more.

Day 5 : Trek from Namche Bazaar to Tengboche Monastery (3,860 m/12,660 ft)

Trek distance: 9.2 km/5.7 miles

Duration:  5 hours

Accommodation:Himalayan inn

Meals: Breakfast, lunch & dinner

Leaving Namche Bazaar, we'll be ascending along the verdant foothills to Kyangjuma (3,550 m). Along the way, we'll be treated to some phenomenal views of the surrounding mountains. The trail follows a winding uphill route before descending to Phungi Thanga (3,250 m). After crossing a bridge, we'll walk through lush forests and begin our ascent towards Tengboche village. Once we reach Tengboche, we'll be rewarded with some truly excellent views of Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse, and Ama Dablam from the back of the Tengboche monastery.

Day 6 : Trek from Tengboche to Dingboche (4,410 m/14,470 ft)

Trek distance: 12 km/7.45 miles

Duration: 5 hours

Accommodation:  Hotel Good Luck 

Meals: Breakfast, lunch & dinner

We'll be waking up early on this day to witness a stunning sunrise. After breakfast, we'll leave Tengboche and start our descent through the lush rhododendron forest towards Deboche (3,320 m). Along the way, we may spot musk deer, blue sheep, and monal. After crossing a suspension bridge over Imja Khola, we'll pass by Pangboche village (3,930 m).

Continuing our trek through lush rhododendron forests, we'll cross another bridge before the trail takes us through Shomare (4,010 m) and Orsho (4,190 m). We'll then walk along the Imja Khola river and gradually ascend towards Dingboche village.

Day 7 : Acclimatization in Dingboche; hike to Nagarjuna Hill (5,100 m/16,732 ft)

Duration: 4-5 hours 

Accommodation:  Hotel Good Luck 

Meals: Breakfast, lunch & dinner

Taking the second day off in Dingboche village is necessary for proper acclimatization and a more enjoyable trekking experience ahead. In the morning, we'll take a hike to Nagarjuna Hill, which offers breathtaking views of the surrounding mountains, including Lobuche Peak, Lhotse, Nuptse, Cholatse, Kangtega, Ama Dablam, and more. After the hike, we'll spend the rest of the day relaxing and exploring the village, getting to know the locals and their way of life.

Day 8 : Trek from Dingboche to Lobuche (4,940 m/16,210 ft)

Trek distance: 8.5 km/5.2 miles

Duration: 5-6 hours

Accommodation: Motherearth 

Meals: Breakfast, lunch & dinner

From Dingboche, we ascend on a steep path that leads to a ridge that separates the Imja and Khumbu valleys. The trail offers stunning panoramic views of the surrounding peaks, including Ama Dablam, Lhotse, and Nuptse. As we climb higher, we pass by a series of chortens and prayer flags that mark the path to Thukla, where we'll take a short break.

From Thukla, the trail becomes more challenging, with a steep ascent up to Dughla Pass (4,830 m). The pass offers breathtaking views of the surrounding mountains, including Pumori, Lingtren, and Khumbutse. As we descend from the pass, we pass by a memorial dedicated to climbers who have lost their lives on Everest.

After the memorial, the trail continues to Lobuche village, passing by some of the most dramatic scenery on the trek. The mountains become more prominent, with views of rocky hills and massive glaciers. 

Day 9 : Trek from Lobuche to Everest Base Camp (5,364 m/17,598 ft) via Gorak Shep (5,164 m/16,942 ft) and back to Gorak Shep for a night's stay

Trek distance: 15 km/9.32 miles

Duration: 8 hours

Accommodation: Hotel Himalayan Inn

Meals: Breakfast, lunch & dinner

The trek ahead of us today promises to be both challenging and rewarding. We lace up our boots and set out early, ready to tackle the rugged terrain that awaits us. As we make our way along the rocky trail, we gradually ascend along the Khumbu Glacier, taking in the stunning views of the surrounding mountain ranges. Along the way, we’ll pass by a research center called Pyramid.

The trail continues to climb as we make our way toward Gorak Shep, navigating our way through glacial moraines and streams. Our ultimate destination for the day is the world-famous Everest Base Camp, where we'll spend some time taking in the awe-inspiring sight of the Khumbu Icefall. After a long day of trekking, we'll trek back to our accommodations in Gorka Shep for a well-deserved rest.

Day 10 : Hike to Kala Patthar (5,644 m/18,519 ft) early in the morning and trek down to Pheriche (4,371 m/14,340 ft)

Trek distance: 9.6 km/6 miles

Duration: 6 hours

Accommodation: Eco Lodge

Meals: Breakfast, lunch & dinner

The highlight of our trek is undoubtedly the hike to Kala Patthar, a vantage point located high above the village of Gorak Shep. We rise early in the morning, eager to witness the majestic Himalayan range as the sun rises above the mountains. The ascent to Kala Patthar is steep and rugged, but the incredible views of towering snow-capped peaks make the effort worthwhile. 

After taking in the breathtaking 30-degree view from this lofty vantage point, we begin our descent back to Gorak Shep. Retracing our steps, we make our way back towards Lobuche and cross the Dughla Pass once again. Along the way, we pass through small settlement areas before finally arriving at Pheriche village, where we'll rest for the night.

Day 11 : Trek from Pheriche to Namche Bazaar (3,440 m/11,290 ft)

Trek distance: 17.7 km/10.9 miles

Duration: 7-8 hours

Accommodation:The Hotel Bodhi

Meals: Breakfast, lunch & dinner

As our trek nears its end, we begin our descent from Pheriche towards Namche Bazaar. The route takes us back through familiar territory, retracing our steps past Pangboche village and crossing several bridges over the glistening waters of the Dudh Koshi river. We pass through small villages, taking in the sights and sounds of the local people and their way of life. 

The trail winds its way through lush rhododendron forests, providing a stunning backdrop for our journey. Eventually, we arrive at Tengboche village and begin descending steadily towards Phungi Thanga, from where we continue our winding journey along the Dudh Koshi river before finally arriving at our destination, the bustling town of Namche Bazaar.

Day 12 : Trek Namche Bazaar to Lukla (2,846 m/9,337 ft)

Trek distance: 13.6 km/8.3 miles

Duration: 8 hours

Accommodation: The Nest

Meals: Breakfast, lunch & dinner

As we bid farewell to the beautiful town of Namche Bazaar, we’ll begin trekking toward Lukla. The descent from Namche Bazaar is steep and challenging, but the stunning views of the surrounding mountain ranges make it all worthwhile. We cross a bridge and make our way through dense forests, following the meandering trail as it winds its way through the alpine woodlands and small villages. 

Along the way, we'll cross several suspension bridges, taking in the breathtaking views of the rushing rivers below. Upon arriving in Lukla, we'll have a chance to reflect on our incredible journey and celebrate our accomplishments with the locals over some well-deserved drinks and traditional meals.

Day 13 : Morning flight back to Kathmandu (1,400 m/4,600 ft( from Lukla airport & farewell dinner in the late evening

Duration: 35 minutes flight

Accommodation: Hotel The Nest 

Meals: Breakfast & farewell dinner

As our unforgettable journey to Everest Base Camp comes to an end, we bid farewell to the majestic mountains and take an early morning flight back to Kathmandu. The flight offers one last chance to soak in the breathtaking views of the Himalayas from above. Upon arrival in Kathmandu, our team will escort you to your hotel, where you'll have a full leisure day to unwind and explore the city. In the evening, we'll meet for a farewell dinner and celebrate the monumental achievement of reaching Everest Base Camp. 

Day 14 : Final departure

Our airport team will assist with your check-out and take care of your luggage to ensure a smooth departure. Whether you're headed home or continuing your travels elsewhere, we'll make sure you leave Nepal feeling well taken care of and with memories to cherish for a lifetime.


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