Everest Base Camp Trek: 12 Days

"Reach new heights in this journey to the base camp of Mount Everest in 2024/2025."
Good to Know
  • Duration 12 Days
  • Difficulty Level Moderate
  • Max. Altitude 5545.00m
  • Group Size 2+
  • Trip Starts Kathmandu
  • Trip Ends Kathmandu
  • Group Style Group and Private
  • Activities Trekking, Historical And Cultural Excursion
  • Best Season March-June and Sept-Dec

Highlights

  • An exciting early morning flight from Kathmandu to the Himalayan town of Lukla.
  • Trek to Mt. Everest's base camp, the world's highest summit.
  • Take in breathtaking views of Mount Everest, the Khumbu Glacier, and the Khumbu Icefall.
  • Discover the authentic Sherpa culture and way of life.
  • Take a walk through the deep forest and rich greenery of the region, which includes large rhododendron trees.
  • From Kalapatthar, take in the breathtaking views of the dawn.
  • Visit Tengboche, the biggest Buddhist monastery in the Everest area.
  • Pay a visit to the well-known Sagarmatha National Park, which has been designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

 Advantage of Booking Everest Base Camp Short Trek with Trekking Planner Nepal

  • Private vehicles pick up and drop off passengers at all airports.
  • First-aid kit box and First-aid service.
  • We can provide our guides according to the demands of trekkers, but information must be provided prior.
  • Trekking Planner’s down jackets, t-shirt, and cap, if necessary.
  • Fresh fruits after dinner and cookies upon reaching the tea houses.
  • Arrangement of emergency evacuation service (you should have insurance for emergency evacuation, which will be paid for by your travel insurance company).
  • We use an oximeter to check your pulse, oxygen saturation, and heart rate, and we provide oxygen.
  • Sim cards are provided by our company for travelers, so there won’t be any networking issues.

Introduction: Everest Base Camp Trek 2024-2025

Everest Base Camp Trek begins and concludes in Kathmandu. The journey begins in Kathmandu with an instructive and guided pre-trip lecture, followed by a trans-Himalayan flight to Lukla, the trek's starting location. Daily hikes in and around the Gumbas/Monastery, prayer flags, a verdant forest, and stunning high snowy peaks are all part of this short EBC trek. At dusk, local tea rooms fill with warm warmth and wonderful local cuisine. Because acute mountain sickness is nearly always unavoidable, our Everest Base Camp trekking package plan is designed to mitigate this risk. Acclimatization is critical to success in this field.

Trekking to the base camp of one of the world's tallest mountains is a fantastic accomplishment that is well worth the effort. Even so, expectations do not always match reality. Weather is one of the most difficult aspects of Everest. The climatic situation of the base camp is completely unpredictable, changing every five minutes. Upper-class residents are devoted Buddhists. People in the region are not permitted to butcher animals due to differing religious beliefs. The intriguing thing is that they can consume flesh but cannot kill them. People should also be cautious of rock slides in the area.

Namche Bazaar is where we usually acclimate. This lively highland town is great for sightseeing before taking a short climb to Syangboche and Everest Panaroma otel or  Everest View Hotel opened in 1971. Hotel Everest View has been listed on the Guinness Book of World Records (2004) as the highest-placed hotel in the world at 13000ft. The Everest View Hotel offers a 360-degree view of the awe-inspiring peaks including Mt Everest.

Then we go to Tengboche, a higher town with a monastery situated in the mountains overlooking Ama Dablam and many more mountains including Mt Everest. We then travel to Pengboche and Dingboche. We have another acclimatization day in Dingnoche. The temperature drops swiftly here, and an alpine zone crosses the tree line, followed by a combination of rock and snowy terrains. Later, we must spend the night in Lobuche before ascending the next morning to the highest settlement, Gorakshep. This is where you can refuel and prepare for the long trek to the glacier that leads to Base Camp. The vista of the glacier Khumbu Ice Fall and craggy peaks from Base Camp is magnificent. This region is particularly well-known for Kalapatthar, a fantastic location for catching the first rays of early light. From the summit of Kalapathar, you will also get an unbroken view of Mount Everest and other neighboring high peaks. Finally, on our journey back to Lukla, we'll take different routes and stay in different communities.

For decades, the mere presence of Mount Everest has captured the human race's imagination. Every year, individuals from all over the world go to Everest Region to enjoy the trek. Its charm and rich history are inexplicable. The objective of every trekker is to finish the world's most beautiful trek. The 12 Days Everest Trek is created for travelers who desire to learn about Everest's mysteries in a short length of time. The short journey is not tough, but it does need a great deal of patience and tenacity to finish. Every bend and turn on the route provides something fresh and beautiful to view. The adrenaline rushes, difficulties, and adventure, and if you want to leave a lasting impression by walking in the footsteps of legends? Then join Nepal Trekking Planner's flexible custom-designed trips and make history.

Is the Everest Short Trek Appropriate for you?

For beginners, the trip to EBC may be challenging, but reading a description does not portray the complete adventure. Expectations do not always reflect reality. Everyone must try and summon the confidence to do so. There is no age restriction for trekking if you are fit and athletic. This trek is easily performed by people ranging in age from seven to seventy. Children under the age of 14 should hike with family members or hire porters to carry the heavier loads through difficult terrain because the children will not be able to manage the heavy loads through difficult terrain, and you don't want to have to carry all of their belongings as well as your own.

People in their elderly years may take longer to trek since they must be more health conscious to finish the trip happily. People with Uric acid or respiratory issues should exercise caution before going on a journey. Everyone must be physically and psychologically prepared before going on the voyage. Working up to being able to walk or hike for 5-6 hours without stopping is recommended.

What is the Difficulty level of the Short Everest Base Camp Trek? Can you pull it off?

Short trek to base camp of Everest is suitable for everyone, with a little planning and perseverance, it is doable. The wonderful aspect of this adventure is that no significant technical knowledge is necessary. The sole prerequisite is the ability to walk for extended periods with several up-and-down treks.

Its height is what makes it so tough. This can occasionally cause severe mountain sickness during trekking. As a result, acclimating your body correctly before your next altitude effort is crucial. Maintain hydration and move slowly. The distance, however, may be safely accomplished with appropriate rest and a modest pace. The Nepal Trekking Planner guide will accompany you at all times.

When Is the Best Time to Visit Everest Base Camp?

In general, the optimum times to trek at the Everest region are from mid-September to mid-December in the fall and March to May in the spring. The weather is clear and consistent at this time of year, offering the optimum opportunity for breathtaking vistas. However, the evenings may be quite chilly, especially at higher elevations, so carry a sleeping bag to keep you warm and comfortable throughout the walk. During the winter months of December to February, as well as the summer months of June and July, there are more weather-related dangers.

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Important Note for Everest Region Short Trek

  • Trip departures are available every day of the year.
  • This tour is customizable. If you wish to personalize the tour, please contact us.
  • This tour is offered as a set departure as well as a private group basis.
  • You may book this trip privately whether you are going alone or with your family.
  • Got a huge group? We can satisfy all your needs.
  • We can collaborate to make it inexpensive.
  • We offer online payments and same-day reservations.

Weather and Climate during Everest Base Camp Trekking

The Himalayan climate may be unpredictable even during the finest seasons. The greatest months in the spring will be April and May through the first week of June since the days will be longer and there will be more sunlight hours.

Temperatures can fall below freezing in the morning and at night in regions over 3,000 meters.

The fall season, from September to November, is ideal for trekking around Himalayan areas. The days are often clear with magnificent views, and it is a good time to climb the mountain, albeit it is considerably colder in the fall season, with intense cold in the mornings and at night when daylight is much shorter.

Weather and climate in everest base camp for better trekking

Local Culture and Religion in the Everest Base Camp Area

Sherpas are the indigenous inhabitants of Mount Everest and other upper Himalayan regions, the name "Sherpa" is taken from Tibetan. Sher means east and Pa means people, thus the Sherpa moved from eastern portions of Tibet to Nepal's high Himalayas in the Mid-East and Far Eastern Himalayas mountains.

The Sherpa have been farmers and herders of animals like cows and yaks for over 400 years. Their strong Buddhist faith and diverse cultures are intertwined, as you can witness while trekking through the villages. Every Sherpa community has a monastery, some of which date back more than 500 years, such as the "monastery of Thame and Pangboche settlements." Thyangboche monastery was considerably older, but it was devastated by fire in 1991 and restored to its original style.

You will pass various prayer walls and religious landmarks such as Stupas (domes) with rows of spinning prayer wheels as you move from village to hamlet. All of this contributes to the true cultural experience of your journey.

Sherpa men were the first mountain trekking guides, and they still draw many people each year.

Accommodations during Everest Base Camp Short Trek

All our treks, trekking paths and tour programs offer accommodation in hotels, lodges, homestays, guest homes, and resorts on their itineraries. Camping is done according to the itinerary in certain distant regions. Depending on the health and pace of the customers, vehicle availability, aircraft delays or cancellations, unfavorable or terrible weather conditions, roads, or trails, certain trails may take longer or shorter.

As a developing country, as we travel to the Himalayan area, the greenery and population density drop, which is one of the key reasons why we sometimes must sacrifice for the finest services. However, because this is a tourist route, most facilities remain accessible, albeit some may require a sacrifice. For example, 24-hour power, laundry services (because of a lack of warmth and sunlight), internet, fruits, hot showers, toilet commode, room quality, and availability are all available (standard quality rooms are found which are designed for meeting the basic requirements). The trekking planning team, on the other hand, takes every effort to deliver the greatest possible services and amenities.

Trekking to EBC: Acclimatization and Communication

One of the most crucial components in completing and enjoying the voyage is adapting to the environment, temperature, climate, traditions, cultures, and cuisine. We always bear in mind while planning our routes that we should not rise more than 800 meters in a single day. This may result in altitude sickness and respiratory issues. Slowing down and making stops along the road, on the other hand, helps our body adjust to variations in temperature, weather, and climate. We're not going on a trek to walk all the time, and hiring a guide doesn't mean he or she is leading and you're just following, but asking questions about the local people, their way of life, traditions, and culture is a good way to learn more about the traditions and cultures of the place we're visiting.

Foods and drinks that create bodily and emotional stress, such as diarrhea, constipation, headaches, anger difficulties, a sense of abuse, and a lack of services, must sometimes be avoided. Visitors should always mention which foods and beverages they are allergic to or do not eat before beginning on a journey and enquiring about available lodgings, as this will aid in formulating a plan B for food and beverages.

EBC Trek - Facilities of Electricity, Internet, and Battery Recharge

As a developing country, energy facilities are not accessible in certain areas, and even when they are, load-shedding and electricity shortages may occur due to natural or anthropogenic reasons. Carrying a power bank is advised for charging mobile phones, cameras, flashlights, and other gadget batteries.

Some establishments demand additional costs to replenish the battery because they purchase or utilize power from other sources. Generators, solar panels, and even private hydropower are being installed. Because of the power as well as the private poles and the amount of money that the locals must invest severely on poles, cables, and internet service providers, the internet demands a particular amount of payment, which varies from location to location and is not applicable everywhere.

Mountain Sickness at High Altitude (AMS)

Mountain altitude sickness may affect anyone. Because of a shortage of oxygen, the reduction in air pressure at high altitudes makes breathing difficult. It is more common above 3300m (10,000ft).

The signs and symptoms are as follows:

  •  Dizziness/headache
  •  Nausea and vomiting
  •  Tiredness and Fatigue
  •  Exhausted yet unable to sleep
  •  Loss of appetite
  •  Anger and Stress

To avoid AMS, dress correctly for the temperature, drink enough of water, eat healthily, and move gently. If the body is not feeling well, it is advisable to request relaxation or sleep. Maintain hydration and heed the tour leader's instructions and recommendations on altitude mountain sickness.

Toilet and washing facilities at the Everest base camp 

Every guest house has a hot shower, which might be in the shape of a shower stall or a bucket of hot water. Please bear in mind that at high heights, there may not be enough hot water for all hikers. Limit the use of hot water unless it is solar-heated for environmental reasons. Every lodge offers a washer and dryer, but you must provide your own soap. If the water is frozen, ask your guide to fetch you a bowl of warm water.

In Asian designs, toilets are generally squat. The restrooms are just outside your door. Because you're in the mountains, cleanliness may vary. Toilet paper should not be flushed. Use the trash bin inside the restroom instead.

What are some things to consider before beginning the EBC trek?

  • Our trekking programs feature itineraries with pre-booked tea houses and lodges.
  • Attached bathrooms and rooms with electrical blankets are available at an additional cost.
  • Some days may be longer or shorter depending on the customers' fitness, airport delays, cancellations, inclement weather, and trail conditions.
  • Avoid alcohol, meat, and smoking during the trek.
  • Respect the local culture and traditions, and walk through the left when approaching mani walls, chortens, and stupas.
  • The weather in the mountains is unpredictable and can change in an instant.
  • Stay honest with the guide about your physical and mental condition.
  • Your chosen trip destination may change from the program itinerary in severe situations.
  • We may be compelled to reroute or cancel the trip in exceptional situations owing to political difficulties, rioting, inclement weather, destroyed roads, terrible trail conditions, or the state and condition of the porters.
  • Trekking Planner Nepal has the right to cancel the trip due to unforeseen circumstances beyond our control.

Is travel insurance required for EBC short trek?

Trekking Planner Nepal strongly advises and encourages all customers to obtain Travel and Medical Insurance in the event of unforeseen occurrences during their Himalayan journey. World Nomads Travel Insurance can provide Travel and Medical Insurance for your next trip to the Himalayan locations of Nepal. Nepal Trekking Planner asks clients to acquire Travel and Medical Insurance while making a reservation. This is not mandatory but is recommended for trekking and hiking in Nepal. Ensure that the insurance policy covers personal injury, death, medical expenditures, flight fees for emergency evacuation, such as helicopter rescue or air ambulance, and luggage coverage for the length of the tour or trek.

Outline Itinerary for Everest base camp Short trek

  • Day 1: Fly from Kathmandu to Lukla (2,830 m), then climb to Phakding (2,640 m., 4-hour trek).
  • Day 2: Trek from Phakding to Namche Bazaar. (3,440 m., 6-hour trek)
  • Day 3: Namche Bazaar Rest Day
  • Day 4:Trek from Namche Bazar to Tengboche  (3,800 m., 5-hour trek)
  • Day 5: Trek from Tengboche to Dingboche. (4,200 m., 5-hour trek)
  • Day 6: Acclimatization and free time.
  • Day 7: Trek from Dingboche to Lobuche (4,920 m., 5-hour trek).
  • Day 8: Trek from Lobuche to Gorak Shep (5,170 m.), then to EBC and return to Gork Shep (5,356 m., 8-hour trek)
  • Day 9: Trek to Kalapathar (5,545 m.) and then to Pheriche (4,240 m.). (5-hour journey).
  • Day 10:Trek from Pheriche to Namche Bazzar (3,450 m., 6-hour trek).
  • Day 11: Trek from Namche Bazaar to Lukla (2,840 m., 6-hour trek).
  • Day 12: Fly from Lukla to Kathmandu in the morning.
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Everest Base Camp Trek-12 Days provide with standard Itinerary days where some day's walks can be shorter or longer as per your physical fitness, some designated overnight stops can change, due to available rooms and other facilities and etc…….

We will follow the itinerary if its needs to be changed in case of weather, landslides, and difficulties on walks requiring more days where our leader and lead head guides decide to hold full authority for Trekking Planner Treks and Expeditions

  • AccommodationSee you Lodge/Sherpa Guide
  • MealsLunch + Dinner
  • Max. Altitude/Time2780m/9121ft
  • After a good night's sleep and a delicious breakfast, you will meet your guide or office representative.  
  • According to flight time, we receive you from the hotel and drive to the domestic airport in preparation for a picturesque trip to Lukla.
  • In Lukla, you will meet the native guide/porters with whom you will continue your trip down the Dudh Koshi River.
  • Continuing up the route, we arrive at Cheplung (2,700m) and then Ghat (2,530m)
  • We trek about an hour from Ghat to reach Phakding, a little village. After some time rest wither you can have afternoon rest or walk around the town and visit Monastery.
  • Dinner and overnight stay at Lodge in Phakding
  • After dinner, your guide will explain your next day's plan

Standard lodging and meals (breakfast, lunch, and Dinner), as well as tea and coffee, are included.

  • AccommodationMoon Light Lodge and Restaurant
  • MealsBreakfast + Lunch + Dinner
  • Max. Altitude/Time3440m/11287ft
  • Following breakfast, a briefing about the excursion would be held.
  • The walk starts around 08 in the morning.   
  • We began our journey through a pine forest, heading north to the Benkar Valley.
  • We cross the Dudh Koshi River and continue via the Chumoa and Monjo towns, which serve as the Everest National Park's entry.
  • We'll stroll beside the Dudh Koshi and Bhote Koshi rivers before crossing a suspension bridge in Jorsale.
  • A difficult climb awaits us after this till we reach Namche Bazaar. This is by far the busiest Sherpa community in the Everest area. Stay in Namche Bazaar for the night.

Standard lodging and meals (breakfast, lunch, and Dinner), as well as tea and coffee, are included.

  • AccommodationLodge/Guest HouseMoon Light Lodge and Restaurant
  • MealsBreakfast + Lunch + Dinner
  • Max. Altitude/Time3440m/11287ft
  • Today is reserved for leisurely exploration and relaxation at Namche Bazaar.
  • This is a well-known and prominent village in the Everest or Khumbu region.
  • This settlement resembles a little world. There are government offices, ATMs, internet cafés, retailers, restaurants, and a lively market.
  • You may spend your time here or trek up to Sagarmatha National Park to experience the dawn for the first time.
  • The panoramic views of the Himalayas, which include Mt. Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse, and Ama Dablam, as well as Thamserku and Kongde, are rewarding.
  • A hike up to Syangboche Village/Everest View Hotel offers an excellent panoramic view of mountains including Mt Everest.
  • You can visit Khumjung village which is about 30 30-minute walk from Everest View Hotel, here we visit the Hillary School and a monastery with a yeti and an awful snowman's scalp. Stay in Namche Bazaar for the night.

Standard lodging and meals (breakfast, lunch, and supper), as well as tea and coffee, are included.

  • AccommodationTrekkers Inn/Paradise Lodge
  • MealsBreakfast + Lunch + Dinner
  • Max. Altitude/Time3850m/12632ft

Trekking to the higher altitudes, we shall start our walk with a short but steep climb out of the Namche Bazaar before trekking on a fairly leveled trail to reach the settlements of Kenjoma and Sanasa through the dense forest and other vegetation, view of the mighty Everest and occasional exchange of greetings with fellow trekkers from other expeditions. After the trail junction leading to the Gokyo valley and the Everest base camp, we head down to the riverbed of the mighty Dudh Koshi River and climb on to Phunke Tenga through several bridges and some hamlets. Marked by water driven prayer wheels, Phunke Tenga generally serves as the resting place before taking on the steep trail leading to Tengboche. In a climb of around one hour and a half to two hours, ascent to Tengboche takes you in a twisting tail built on the hill through rhododendron forest. Take it easy when you go for such uphill climb as you are now heading to higher altitude where you definitely won’t want to be affected with altitude mountain sickness.  In Tengboche visit the ancient monastery famous for celebration of Mani Rimdu festival, huge statue of Lord Buddha, intricate wall paintings and peaceful chants by the monks, the breathtaking scenery of the majestic mountains (including Kwangde, Tawache, Everest, Nuptse, Ama Dablam, Lhotse, Kantega and Thamserku Peaks) where blooming rhododendron flower contrasts with its color. Stay overnight in Tengbohe.

Included standard accommodation and  meals (Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner), Tea/Coffee

  • AccommodationDingboche Resort/Yak Lodge
  • MealsBreakfast + Lunch + Dinner
  • Max. Altitude/Time4350m/14272ft

Leaving the amazing sunset and sunrise of Tengboche, today we shall head for another interesting village of Dingboche. Through the forest we descent from Dingboche to reach the village of Deboche that provides beautiful views of lofty Everest, Ama Dablam, Lhotse, Nuptse and others. We head on in the trail through the sighting of Musk Deer, Monal and Blue Sheep and cross the exciting suspension bridge over Imja River before reaching the settlement of Panchboche. Ancient stupa in the upper Pangboche, surrounded by trees, is a stoppage worth a short visit. Ahead in the trail we have alpine vegetation as we move through landscape with scrub juniper and tundra until we reach Dingboche. The trekking section through Somare is rather flat; after this village we cross a suspension bridge and follow the Imja River upstream as we part our way from the trail to Pheriche. Further ahead in the trail we reach Dingboche where the trail from Lobuche to the Island Peak climb meets. Dingboche is a small village with stone walled houses, cultivation fields and the exquisite view of Lhotse, Island Peak and Ama Dablam. Stay overnight in Dingboche.

Included standard accommodation and  meals (Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner), Tea/Coffee

  • AccommodationDingboche Resort/Yak Lodge
  • MealsBreakfast + Lunch + Dinner
  • Max. Altitude/Time4350m/14272ft

In another day of rest and acclimatization in this trekking expedition, we shall have an important day before reaching to the ultimate destination of this trip. The day will be utilized by short hikes to higher altitudes to adapt ourselves to higher altitudes. Hike to Nangkartshang Gompa provides the trekkers with breathtaking views, opportunity to get insight into the heritages such as intricate paintings, Thangka and Yeti scalp and hand. Explore the valley formed by mighty Imja River and the beautiful trail leading to the Island peak. Short hike to the hill behind Dingboche is another option which provides us with the view of couple of six-thousander peaks.  After exploring the breathtaking surrounding, capturing memories of the valley, we return for the overnight stay. Stay overnight in Dingboche and prepare for the next day trek.

Included standard accommodation and  meals (Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner), Tea/Coffee

  • AccommodationOxygen Altitude Home/Pyramid Lobuche
  • MealsBreakfast + Lunch + Dinner
  • Max. Altitude/Time4910m/16109ft

This section of trekking begins with gradual ascent from the settlement of Dingboche and come across grazing areas of cattle and the beautiful mountains to the far makes the trek pleasant. Trekking past chortens, Mani walls and stupas, we move forward with the view of beautiful Tabuche Peak (6495m), Ama Dablam Mountain and many more, glacial valleys and vast landscape before we climb onto the valley of Dughla, last settlement before traveling further to the base camp. Ahead of this is the most poignant section of today’s trek. An hour of trek leads us to the height of the high ground overlooking the Khumbu valley, called Chukpo Lari, where monuments are built in remembrance of the mountaineers who lost their life during their expedition to conquer Everest. The trail then descends to the western side of the valley after walking over the glacial moraines of the majestic Khumbu Glacier. Stay overnight in Lobuche.

Included standard accommodation and  meals (Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner), Tea/Coffee

  • AccommodationYeti Inn/ Everest Inn Pvt. Ltd
  • MealsBreakfast + Lunch + Dinner
  • Max. Altitude/Time5180m/16995ft

This is the day you are waiting for! Today, we shall be heading for the Everest Base Camp as the destination. Be careful for the acute mountain sickness at this altitude and trek accordingly. The trek from Lobuche begins early in the morning after breakfast. We reach Gorakshep after trekking over the lateral moraines of the Khumbu Glacier past the Italian research center, and the rocky paths, cautiously avoiding the ice pinnacles and occasional crevasses in the Khumbu region. The trail ascends over the Lobuche Pass and then reaches the section sandwiched by the large glaciers of Changri Nup and Khumbu. Shortly ahead is the awaited Gorak Shep, our stoppage for lunch and the place of an overnight stay for today. After refreshment we head for our ultimate destination, the Everest Base Camp. Through the rocky path and on the New Moraine Route, we trek to the base camp. Flooded with the tents and camps of the climbers in the peak season, Everest Base Camp is the destination of a lifetime. The euphoric feeling of being there is beyond words and to be in the lap of the world’s tallest peak is something extraordinary. After capturing the memories of these extraordinary moments, we return back to the Gorakshep. You shall get completely lost in the beauty of the sunset visible from the base camp. Stay overnight in Gorakshep.

Included standard accommodation and meals (Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner), Tea/Coffee.

  • AccommodationPheriche Resort/Himalaya Lodge
  • MealsBreakfast + Lunch + Dinner
  • Max. Altitude/Time5545m/18193ft)

Get ready for another beautiful trekking day on the roof of the world as we trek to the Kala Patthar before making a return to the lower altitudes. Before the day breaks, we shall today get ready with our equipment and go for one of the most beautiful sunrises you will ever see. In a straight trek from Gorakshep to this small brown hill dwarfed by the Himalayas, we shall have a close-up view of the mighty Everest. Ideal for photographers, the sight of the Himalayas including Mt, Pumori, Lhotse, Nuptse, and Changtse Peaks, the majestic Khumbu Glacier, and the south-east face of Everest. Reach for the higher point of this black hill and capture as many memories as you can. After this extraordinary scenery, trek down to Gorakshep for lunch before heading down to Pheriche.  We shall descend gradually from Gorak Shep, in ups and downs, and through the rocky terrain before taking an exit from the vicinity of Everest at Dughla and walking straight to Pheriche. Through the damp valley floor covered with moss, from the alpine vegetation to the sub-alpine vegetation, this trek is mostly a downhill walk. Stay overnight in Pheriche.

Included standard accommodation and meals (Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner), Tea/Coffee.

  • AccommodationMoon Light Lodge and Restaurant
  • MealsBreakfast + Lunch + Dinner
  • Max. Altitude/Time3440m/11287ft

The return from the vicinity of Everest continues as we depart from the beautiful Periche to the busy hub of Namche Bazaar. In this mostly downhill trek, we now are with the company of the torrential Dudh Koshi River. Our trek will be rather gradual as we won’t want to put much strain on our shaky legs and ankles. In this busy trekking trail, we shall encounter caravan of fellow trekkers, porters, locals and their pet animals like Yak used for transporting goods; make sure you give way to them.  Through the beautiful and dense forests, waterfalls, exciting and sometimes vertiginous suspension bridges festooned with prayer flags, flat and bumpy trails, gompas and monasteries, rural settlements and the culture and traditions practiced there are some of the major highlights of this section of the trek. Water driven prayer wheels, viewpoints of the Himalayas, sights of rare wild animals and strenuous stone steps shall take us to the destination of Namche Bazaar. Explore the busy streets of this ancient trade point and the current tourist hub as you take rest for today in this beautiful village. Stay overnight in Namche Bazaar.

Included standard accommodation and  meals (Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner), Tea/Coffee

  • AccommodationSonam Lodge/Hikers Inn Lukla
  • MealsBreakfast + Lunch + Dinner
  • Max. Altitude/Time2828m/9279ft

This section of a trek is the last of such trekking in this adventurous journey that climaxed in the base camp of Everest. Descent on a steep trail out of the Namche Bazaar to descent at the riverbed of a confluence of Dudh Koshi and Bhote Koshi River and after crossing over the high suspension bridge, we reach to Monjo where we exit the Sagarmatha National Park. Through the beautiful Benkar and past waterfalls, several suspension bridges, unique, busy and interesting villages including the popular ones such as Phakdng, Ghat, Nurning and Chheplung, Mani walls and prayer wheels, we trek up to the hill town of Namche Bazaar. The beautiful and humongous Himalayas overlooking the entire trail acts as the motivation for trekkers; they find purpose of trekking in the sight of mountains. After reaching Luka, get yourself relaxed and explore the surrounding areas of hotel, if you are interested. Stay overnight in Lukla.

Included standard accommodation and  meals (Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner), Tea/Coffee

  • MealsBreakfast
  • Max. Altitude/Time1350m/4430ft

Today we shall return to the medieval capital city of Kathmandu after an adventurous stay in the Khumbu (Everest) region.  Due to the weather related disturbances during the day, we shall take on the flight that starts early morning from Lukla. Over the vast landscape, lush hills and valleys, perennial rivers and with the sight of glittering Himalayas, the flight of around 35 minutes brings us back to the civilization of Kathmandu valley. You shall be transferred to the hotel of your stay for the much deserved rest after enduring a rather strenuous trek in the Khumbu region. Later in the evening you may stroll around in the streets of Thamel and the surrounding areas. Stay overnight in Kathmandu.

Included standard meals (Breakfast ) and Tea/Coffee

Not satisfied with this regular itinerary? Make your own.

Trip Map
Everest Base Camp Trek: 12 Days Map
Inclusions
What's Included
  • All airport pick-up drop are by private vehicle (for both international and domestic flights).
  • Kathmandu to Lukla to Kathmandu flight with airport departure tax.
  • National Park entrance fee and Trekkers’ Information Management System( TIMS card).
  • A high experience, helpful, knowledgeable, friendly, English-speaking, well-trained, Government license holding guide. Price includes his salary, food, drinks, accommodation, transport, and insurance.
  • 2 guests to 1 porter with their insurance, salary, food, accommodation, and equipment.
  • twin/double shearing lodge accommodation in the mountain during the trekking.
  • Three meals a day; breakfast, lunch, and dinner and tea/coffee during the trekking.
  • Snacks of biscuits/peanuts and seasonal fresh fruits dessert after dinner during the trek.      
  • First, add a kit box.
  • Trekking Planner’s sleeping bag, down jackets, T-shirt, cap, duffle bags, city and trekking route maps – if necessary.
  • Arrangement of emergency evacuation service (should have insurance for emergency evacuation and will be paid by your travel insurance company).
  • Oximeter to check your pulse and oxygen saturation and heart rate twice daily during the trek (very useful to check Altitude Mountain Sickness(AMS) symptoms). This helps ensure your trek is in the safest hands possible.
  • All applicable government and local taxes per the itinerary.
  • The sharing bus ride from Kathmandu to Ramechhap for Lukla flight is included both ways.
  • Fresh fruits after dinner every night as dessert during the trek.
  • Cookies and biscuits during the trek for cookie time after reaching the tea house.
What's Excluded
  • Your Nepal Visa fees (should bring small accurate fees in USD and 02 passport-size photos).
  • All the International airfare from and to Kathmandu (no need to pay departure tax for international flights).
  • All meals and accommodation in Kathmandu.
  • Personal travel and health Insurance, Insurance for helicopter evacuation.
  • In case of extra more nights accommodation, lunch and dinner in city due to early arrival and late departure as well as early back/return from mountain/trekking (due to any reason) than the given time period of the itinerary.
  • Your Personal expenses such as ( laundry, baggage charge, phone calls, battery recharge, bar and beverage bill, boiled or bottled water, hot and cold shower, extra porter.. etc).
  • The Tips to the trekking crews and drive.
  • Taking a private jeep towards Ramechhap will cost extra, but it will be worth it.
Departure Dates
  • This trip departs every day of the year.
  • This trip is fully customizable. We can customize the trip as per your need, Please contact us.
  • This trip is available on both a Fixed Departure and a Private Group Basis or for solo travelers.
  • If the given date is not appropriate for you, Please CONTACT US (Call/email now for a private trip, [email protected], Mobile +977 98510 71767 (24 hrs) - WhatsApp and Viber) so that Trekking Planner can happily manage your trip on dates favorable for you.
  • Trekking Planner also organizes various trips in small groups that can suit you. We recommend you reserve a seat for yourself by booking with us right away for a wonderful experience with us. Hurry up! Adventure is waiting for you.
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Departure DateDeparture DateApr 25, 2024 May 06, 2024Trip StatusTrip StatusAvailablePriceStarting fromUS$1199
Departure DateDeparture DateApr 28, 2024 May 09, 2024Trip StatusTrip StatusAvailablePriceStarting fromUS$1170
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If you want to customize the trip or custom hand-picked facilities instead of the whole package, we also have those services, for example.

  • Customized tailored itineraries for our client’s Everest Base Camp Trek.
  • Guide and porters-only service for Everest Region trekking..
  • Accommodation-only facilities for the Everest Trek.
  • Flight tickets for Kathmandu to Lukla and Lukla to Kathmandu
  • Flight service from Ramechhap to Lukla and Lukla to Ramechhap.
  • Vehicle service from Kathmandu to Ramechhap and Ramechhap to Kathmandu.
  • Hotel facilities of 4-star or 5-star categories or normally affordable hostels as well as per the needs of our clients.
  • Comfortable accommodations in lodges with electric blankets and private attached bathrooms.
  • Helicopter return to Kathmandu or Lukla per the needs of our clients.

Note that from April 2024, the flights will take place from Ramechhap, which is around 3/4 hours of drive, depending on whether you are taking a private vehicle or want to join a group to share the cost of a coaster or a bus.

Driving to Ramechhap for Lukla Flight, don’t forget these things.

  • If you take a private vehicle, you can reach around a 3-hour drive from Kathmandu to Ramechhap, and the car will pick you up at the hotel or the place you choose.
  • If you’re taking a shared bus or coaster towards Ramechhap, then you have to go from your place towards the bus, and the bus will have other trekkers joining as well, As soon as everyone arrives, the bus or coaster will then move towards Ramechhap airport.

Everest Base Camp Trekking Tips for Females.

  • Ladies and women need to keep track of their periods.
  • After tracking the periods, always keep two packs of sanitary pads with you.
  • In the mountains, during the cold, you can feel cramps, and bleeding can be a little more than normal, so feel free to let the guide know about the situation and consume painkillers in case of cramps.

Equipment and Gear List

trekking iconGeneral

  • Four-season (-20 degree) sleeping bag (We provide rental sleeping bags available for an additional USD 35)
  • Puffy down jacket (We provide rental jackets for an additional USD 35)
  • Daypack (25-30 liters recommended) with rain cover

HeadUpper Body

  • Sun hat or cap (We'll provide you with a trekking cap.)
  • warm woolen hat
  • Scarf/Neck Buff (highly recommended to get saved from wind and cold)
  • Headlamp or mobile torch light for nighttime
  • Polarized sunglasses

TorsoTorso

  • Technical fabric base layer thermals are light for warmer months, heavy for colder months
  • Technical fabric t-shirts and sleeve sweaters or high-necks
  • Waterproof rain jacket
  • windproof jacket for the walk as it gets windy
  • Fleece jacket or down jacket

PantLower Body

  • thermals inner
  • Hiking pants at least 3
  • Comfortable pants for teahouses
  • Waterproof, windproof shell
  • Hiking shorts

GlovesHands

  • Woolen gloves for the tea house
  • Hard-shell windproof outer gloves for the walk

FeetFeet

  • Marino Wool or comfortable, warm socks
  • Hiking socks
  • Liner socks
  • Trekking/hiking boots (waterproof recommended)
  • Crampons (For passes)
  • Casual shoes or sandals that are comfortable for the time in the tea house
  • Gaiters (lightweight for rain and snow)

UndergarmentsUndergarments and inner wears

  • Technical fabric/quick drying (can be washed during the trek)
  • Sports bras (women)
  • sleeping clothes as per the comfortability

MedicineFirst Aid Kits and Medications

  • Sunscreen SPF- 50+
  • Lip balm or Vaseline
  • ointment cream
  • Cough Syrup and strepsils (recommended for Khumbu Cough)
  • Creams and medicines (for any allergies or diseases)

(Note: Our guides carry medications, oxygen cans, and first aid kits during the trip. However, personal kits and medications are recommended.)

Other essentialsOther Essentials

  • Passport
  • Extra copies of passport-sized photos
  • Reusable water bottle
  • Toilet paper, small soap, and shampoo
  • Water purification tablets or UV water purifier (if you plan to treat water)
  • water bladder for the day bag
  • small towel for personal use
  • Pillowcase in case of allergies to new pillows
  • High-protein snacks (such as mountain bars or nuts)
  • Waterproof/dry bags for carrying essential documents, stuff, frequently used items, and money
  • Power bank or extra batteries
  • Cameras and mobile phone
  • Cards/book
  • Pee bottle/ pee funnel for women
  • Trekking poles
  • Whistle in case your voice is not loud enough to stop or start
  • Thermos for hot water during the nighttime
  • We give you a free duffel bag, trekking cap, maps, and t-shirt during your pre-trip meeting in Kathmandu. The duffel bag will be used to pack your trekking supplies.
  • For every two participants, we assign one porter. The porter will carry the duffel bag, which should weigh around 10 kg/22 lbs., throughout the walk.
  • Daypack bag for daily used stuff like cash, documents, papers, a water bottle or bladder, a camera, toiletries, sunscreen, a notebook, clothing, etc. (with a waterproof cover).
  • You can store your luggage (on-trekking items) at the hotel in Kathmandu, and we can assist and help.
  • Total luggage for the Kathmandu-Lukla flight is (15 kg/33 lbs.), including duffel (10 Kg/22 lbs.) and backpack (5 kg/11 lbs.)
  • A down jacket with a hood(cap) to be warm in altitudes above 3,000m.
  • We can provide a down jacket for USD 35. In case of loss or damage, you need to pay back the cost of USD 100 per item.
  • We can provide a sleeping bag for USD 35. In case of loss or damage, USD 100 per item must be paid.

Note: Supplies and gear can be rented or purchased in Kathmandu. Once you are in Nepal, you can buy supplies and gear for hiking if you have spare time. Trekking Planner Nepal representatives will assist you in purchasing the equipment. Thamel a tourist hub, offers a wide range of trekking equipment at affordable prices. Don't wear short clothes inside the monasteries and religious places.

FAQs
  • Trekking Planner Nepal provides free airport pick-up and drop-off service on domestic and international flights when the package is booked through our website. All the transportation costs of the vehicle are covered. Please check the trek inclusion once for the package you booked with Trekking Planner Nepal.

  • In the event of cancellation of any pre-booked trip, please be informed that the 20% deposit will be deducted as a trip cancellation fee if the trip is canceled 48 hours before the trip. It is applied as soon as you confirm your booking with us. Remember that this 20% deposit is non-refundable when the trip is canceled 48 hours prior.

    If cancellation is made within a week (7 days) of departure or upon arrival in Kathmandu, we provide a full refund.

    For cancellations made less than 48 hours prior to the departure date, 20% will be deducted from the total amount of the trip. (minus any transaction fees)

    We don't provide any refunds to those clients who drop out of the journey voluntarily, regardless of the reason, after the commencement of the trip. There is no refund on the unused amount based on the itinerary. Similarly, no refunds are applicable for unutilized facilities such as accommodation, transport, sightseeing, meals, or services.
     
    Note: Regarding refunds, we will process them immediately, though it might take 7 to 10 days for the process to go through the bank.

  • Travel insurance is required for traveling and trekking towards the Everest Base Camp because of the high altitude that can cause altitude mountain sickness, and having insurance will cover the medical expenses, baggage loss costs, rescue and evacuation costs, and any other unforeseen activities in case of emergency and nad situations.

  • No special permits are required. However, a TIMS card, a Sagarmatha Nation park entry permit, and the local Khumbu Municipality permits are needed, which would be prepared by Trekking Planner Nepal.

     

  • The Everest base camp trek is completely safe. The only risk during the trek is altitude sickness, which can be minimized after good acclimatization. Trekkers must stay honest about their bodies' physical and mental condition with the guide to avoid risks and stay safe along the trek.

     

  • The best season for going towards the Everest base camp trek is during September, October, November, March, April, and May.

  • First-time trekkers can make it to Everest Base Camp with slow walks, which will help with the acclamation. Instead of going on the regular Everest Base Camp itinerary, try to modify the itinerary and make the camps shorter, which will be very beneficial.

    Getting engaged in physical exercises can help a lot, and try to use stairs and avoid lifts three months before the trek.

  • Internet facilities are available in each guest house lodge and tea house. Sometimes, the weather conditions and too much crowd in the guesthouse cause the internet speed to fluctuate and the connection to slow. Airlink is the best Wi-Fi in the Everest region.

    Note: Trekking Planner Nepal provides free SIM cards to all our clients after arriving in Nepal. However, the SIM activation and data package charges must be paid, costing around 10 dollars.

  • Trekking to the Everest Region is considered a moderate walk for people with trekking experience. However, for first-time trekkers, traveling directly to Everest Base Camp is very difficult, and for first-time trekkers, increasing the itinerary from 11 days standard to 14 or 15 days would be beneficial. The camps will be shorter, and the acclamation will also be better.

  • Mineral water is available mostly in all the places during the trekking trail of Everest Base Camp. Still, the cost of mineral water increases with the increase in elevation. Tea houses provide safe drinking water, which can be consumed directly or used for water purification.

    Note that carrying a bottle that contains a filter or a water purification tablet would be a better choice.

  • Yes, there are many options regarding foods and choices of food, and vegetarians will get enough vegetarian meals with varieties to choose from. Trekking Planner Nepal provides fruits and cookies during the trek as well to all our trekkers.

     

  • It will take eight days to reach Everest base camp, three days to trek back to Lukla, and 12 days to fly out from Lukla to Kathmandu.

  • Trekking Planner Nepal provides first aid and medicines in case of necessity, but it's always better to carry something extra. Remember to bring and consume the prescribed medication daily because there are fewer chances of finding prescribed medicines during the trek.

  • The booking method is to go through our website, book the trip, pay ten percent of the amount, and pay the rest after arriving in Nepal. We are completely flexible with payment options. Feel free to contact Trekking Planner Nepal representatives.

  • Going to Everest Base Camp does not require an immunization certificate. Still, having better physical condition and exercising regularly would be best. In that case, it's always better to check with the doctor before trekking to Everest Base Camp.

  • The weather conditions on the Everest Base Camp during the day are windy. We recommend wearing windproof jackets and covering your face, ears, and head to avoid the cold, as we have to spend the night at Gorakshep, one of the hardest places to stay due to the freezing temperature at night.

  • The luggage limit for the porter is 24-26 kilos maximum, and it's better to carry a day bag where the trekkers will store the most valuable and frequently used stuff.

  • There is no age limit, but we don't recommend children under five or seniors over 75 to do the Everest Base Camp Trek.

  • Trekking Planner Nepal takes full care of guides and porters for food, accommodation, and insurance.

  • If the flight gets canceled or delayed, it gets rescheduled for the next day. Still, there are fewer guarantees of delayed passengers being on the first or second flight because the first and second flights are booked a week or sometimes a month earlier. In that case of urgency, the only option is a helicopter, and understanding the situation, Trekking Planner Nepal provides discounts or arranges a shared helicopter from Lukla to Kathmandu at an additional cost.

  • Lukla airport is convenient for flights, but the trekking agency you are traveling with, for example, if you are trekking through Trekking Planner Nepal, must ensure that your flight is on time. In case of bad weather and flight delays, even if it is out of their hands.

Client Reviews
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    I went for a EBC trekking trip organized by Trekking Planner weeks before.

    I went for a EBC trekking trip organized by Trekking Planner weeks before.

    Before the trip, we raise a number of questions and concerns to Mr Dipak from time to time. He always responds fast with precise answers. He is easy-going, flexible and can provide good advice for our trip.

    Our guides are FT and Ranjan. Both are professional and responsible. They are also knowledgeable, keep telling us the names of the mountains surrounding and provide useful info about the trek. When we encounter any issue during the trip, like not feeling well due to high altitude sickness, they can act fast, provide appropriate advice, offer help and finally settle the problem. They also cheer us up throughout the trip. We are lucky to have guides like them.

    I would like to express my sincere thanks to our three porters. Every time when we arrive at the lodge, we can see that all our backpacks have been placed in our rooms. They are so nice and always wear smiling faces. Without their support, it is impossible to complete the EBC trekking.

    I would like to express my special thanks to FT too. He always leads us with appropriate walking pace. He observes everyone in the group closely and actively offers help for those in need. He always reminds us to drink water, eat more food for energy and take necessary rest. We feel safe, comfortable and gain confidence in achieving our goal. When we have specific requests, like the lodge room arrangement, WiFi, hot showers....etc, he always tries his best to fulfill our need. I deeply appreciated for his support and help throughout the whole EBC journey.

    For my next Nepal trekking trip, FT should be the guide again with no other choice.

    I highly recommend Trekking Planner for your next Nepal journey. They are professional and reliable. They will handle everything perfectly for you. You just need to relax and enjoy the trip.

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    Kitty LeungGreenland,Apr 17, 2024
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    I recommend it for every occasion, for yourself and for the most important people in life...

    I had an excellent experience of trekking to Everest Base Camp with my friends. Our guide was Dipendra Lamichhane. He is not only a great guide but also a good travel companion. He gave good advice but was not pushy. He treated each of us individually and was able to put the three of us together well on the route to the ECB so that everyone could achieve success. At the same time, he has a great sense of humor which perfectly alleviated the difficulties of the march. Thanks to his involvement, we could focus on experiencing and meditating along the way and taking great photos as souvenirs. However, if you don't know how to take photos, believe me, Dipendra is excellent at it. Takes good photos and videos. I recommend it for every route and every group. Thanks Dipendra.๐Ÿ™โ˜ฎ๏ธ๐Ÿ‘

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    Marcin PGreece,Apr 15, 2024
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