Destination wedding at Everest Base Camp-11 Days

Good to Know
  • Duration 11 Days
  • Difficulty Level Challenging
  • Max. Altitude 5,644 m/18,517 ft
  • Group Size +2
  • Trip Starts Kathmandu
  • Trip Ends Kathmandu
  • Group Style Private
  • Activities Trekking and Wedding at base camp
  • Best Season March-June and Sept-Dec


  • Exchange vows in the backdrop of the world's highest peak with a view of the snow-capped peaks and rugged terrain.
  • Plan a destination wedding in the heart of the Himalayas while enjoying luxurious accommodations.
  • Extend the joy and adventure with a helicopter flight in the Everest region while landing at Kalapatthar for a mesmerizing sunrise or sunset view.
  • Begin married life at the top of the globe, representing the request for love and adventures to share in the coming years.

Trip Introduction: Destination wedding at Everest Base Camp

Mount Everest lies in the Solukhumbu district of Nepal. The Solukhumbu district is in the Himalayan region of Nepal, which can be reached through a scenic flight from Kathmandu, "the capital city of Nepal," to Lukla, "the gateway to the Khumbu region."

Everest is the holy grail for travelers, trekkers, and mountaineers who wish to visit here. The foot of Everest is known as Everest Base Camp (EBC). EBC has much to offer hikers and travelers, with magnificent views of the grandest mountain on the planet, Mount Everest (8,848.86 meters/ 29,031.7 ft).

The base camp is not only famous for mountaineering and trekking but also a popular destination for couples willing to tie the knot. In simple terms, Everest Base Camp is a popular marriage destination.

Imagine committing your vows on the foot of Everest to your loved one by your side. It is a dream come true. It is incredible to make a promise to your better half in the lap of the world's highest peak, and it is also a fortunate event to get blessed by the holy deities of the Himalayas. The Everest Base Camp destination wedding is a popular package choice for those who seek to fill their special day with extraordinary adventure, breathtaking beauty, and spiritual allure.

Likewise, the mark of true love can be expressed at Everest Base Camp with an allure of saying "I do" on the base of the Himalayas, which brings the ultimate sense of union of love and strength to their bond. It is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity that creates unforgettable memories at the world's highest peak. As couples move closer to their Destination Wedding at Everest, every step will beacon their love with a testament to the resilience and strength of their bond.

On the other hand, the Everest Base Camp destination wedding package offers couples a blend of adventure, exploration, romance, and the opportunity to immerse themselves in the rich culture and tradition of Himalayan communities. A wedding at Everest is a love story waiting to happen. It's about two people ready to explore life together, hand-in-hand, with a promise to help, support, and uplift each other until death departs them.

So, this is an open invitation for those who dare to dream beyond the ordinary and want to immerse themselves in the sense of sacredness while fostering a deeper connection with the love of their life and nature around them. You will get a chance to view the raw beauty of mountain peaks in the Khumbu region, including Everest (8849 m/29,032 ft), Lhotse (8,516 m/27,939 ft), Pumori (7,161 m/23,494 ft), Ama Dablam (6,812 m/22,349 ft), Nuptse (7,861 m/25,790 ft) , Thamserku (6,608 m/21,679 ft), Cho Oyu (8,188 m/26,863 ft), Makalu (8,485 m/27,838 ft), and many more.

Similarly, face the world's highest mountain while declaring love in a place where only a few have ventured. The Everest Base Camp Wedding Trek invites fellow couples to explore the beauty of the Khumbu region, view Khumbu icefalls and glaciers, and traverse the Sagarmatha National Park, with a chance to view exotic flora and fauna.

History of Destination wedding at Everest

Destination wedding in Everest created history when 35-year-old James Sissom and 32-year-old Ashley Schmieder married on the lap of Mount Everest on march 16,2017. Since then, Everest has become a popular choice for marriage with storm of couples heading towards the base camp for their special day. Another reason for the popularity of wedding at Everest is the stunning photographs. Although, James and Ashley initiated the trend of destination wedding in Everest Base Camp, the photographs which they took inspired a lot of couples to do the same.

How does the Destination wedding at Everest Base Camp start and end?

Marriage in Everest Base Camp starts with a scenic flight from Kathmandu, landing at Tenzing Hilary Airport in Lukla. The flight lasts 35 minutes, and passengers can get an aerial view of the Khumbu region's Himalayan landscapes, glaciers, icefalls, and settlements. After reaching Lukla, Everest Base Camp trekking officially begins with the walk from Lukla to Phakding.

After reaching Phakding, the trek moves towards the vibrant settlement of Namche Bazaar, where trekkers will spend an additional day acclimatizing in the higher altitude and region of low oxygen availability. On the acclimatization day, various activities can be done in Namche, including a trek to Everest View Hotel, Irish Pub, Sherpa Cultural Museum, and the Saturday Market.

As the acclimatization day in Namche is completed, trekkers continue their walk to the Everest region, with the next destination being Tengboche. The Sherpa village of Tengboche has the oldest Buddhist monastery in the Everest region, Tengboche Monastery. Another specialty about the monastery is that it is inhabited by only male monks who bless fellow trekkers traveling in the Everest region.

As trekkers move past Tengboche, the next destination in the Everest Base Camp route is Dingboche, which provides a splendid view of Mt. Everest, Lhotse, and Ama Dablam. Some prominent settlements along the road to Dingboche are Debouche and Pangboche. Pangboche also has the Pangboche Monastery, which only female monks inhabit.

Hikers will spend their second day of acclimatization in Dingboche, exploring and engaging in activities in and around Dingboche. Similarly, as the additional acclimatization day in Dingboche is completed, the trek continues toward Lobuche. Lobuche is a Sherpa settlement where the view of Mt. Nuptse is clear.

After Lobuche, the trek continues towards Gorakshep, the last settlement in the Everest base Camp trekking. Once moving past Gorakshep, the Everest trekking trail diverges into two. The first leads to Kalapatthar, and the other reaches Everest Base Camp. Upon reaching Base Camp of Everest, the grand time to join in marital life with your loved ones is finally here. The special ceremony can be organized with all the necessary rituals to complete the marriage procedure in the presence of a priest provided by Trekking Planner Nepal.

Congratulations and a happy married life!! Afterward, the couple will celebrate their marriage in the lap of Everest, and from there onwards, they will head back to Gorakshep. Early in the morning from Gorakshep, couples will take a helicopter tour towards Kalapatthar for a mesmerizing sunrise view, which adds an extra touch of glory to completing the Everest Base Camp trek. After spending quality time at Kalapatthar, couples will continue their helicopter tour to reach Lukla, where they will take an early morning airplane to Kathmandu, which sums up the Everest Base Camp Marriage Trek.

Local Culture and Tradition in the Everest Region

The Everest region is dominated by the Sherpa community, identified by its long history of trekking and mountaineering. The Sherpa community resides in villages like Lukla, Phakding, Namche, Tengboche, Dingboche, Lobuche, and Gorakshep. Visitors to the Everest region can see mani walls encrypted with mantras and chants, which portray the rich Buddhist religion of the area.

Similarly, throughout the Everest Base Camp, prayer flags and wheels surround chortens, stupas, sculptures, shrines, temples, and gompas. The fact that there are two monasteries in Everest the Tengboche and Pangboche is evidence of the predominance of Buddhism there. Similarly, the main festival for the people who live on Mount Everest is the Mani Rimdu festival, also known as a trekking festival. The 19-day festival honors the founding of Buddhism by Guru Rinpoche Padmasambhava and is hosted at Tengboche monastery. It includes cultural performances, mask dancing, and a taste of delicious local cuisine.

However, the Sherpa culture offers its visitors a very high degree of hospitality. Tea houses, lodges, or other accommodations are open to trekkers with the highest regard and kindness. This increases the community's sense of togetherness by providing opportunities for gatherings, celebrations, and labor.

Is marriage at Everest right for you?

Most people find Destination marriage in Everest an odd choice. This is mainly because they need more experience and more knowledge about the destination, which does not convey the whole reality. Marriage in Everest is a popular choice among individuals who want to spend their special day against the backdrop of the Himalayan peaks of Nepal. It is suitable for those who want a unique approach to tying the love knot and who are passionate enough about mountain climbing and extraordinary experiences.

Trekking on Everest requires good physical fitness, endurance, and stamina. It is necessary to ensure that the couples can undertake the challenge. Similarly, it is also essential to understand that individuals with adequate fitness can complete the Everest Base Camp trekking. It mainly depends upon the balance between mind and body, followed by considerable logistical planning.

On the other hand, couples should understand what marriage in Everest means to them. Is it symbolic significance, or is it primarily about the adventure and thrill of the experience? Whether it is one or the other, couples should rest assured that picking Everest for their special day will be the best decision they can make. The allure of Everest will make the day more memorable.

It is also necessary to understand that Trekking Planner Nepal has been conducting wedding ceremonies in Everest for some time, which has provided us with expertise in orchestrating such memorable events. We highly respect the personal significance that means to you and your partner. We are bound to share the same values, interests, and readiness for adventure as you do. However, determining whether an Everest marriage is the right choice for your unique relationship and wedding is up to you.

How to prepare for Marrying on Everest?

Marriage in Everest seems like a hectic decision, but it isn't. Couples who wish to take the love oath at Everest can do so with little preparation. This involves physical fitness exercises and mental stability that must be done at least one month before the trekking.

Couples need to engage in cardiovascular activities like swimming, running, hiking, cycling, and jogging a month before to improve their fitness level. As the trek involves walking on a rugged, off-beaten route through the Himalayan terrain with a progressive increase in elevation, trekkers must be physically prepared. Similarly, maintaining a solid mentality is necessary without irritation on minor matters. Doing thorough research about the landscapes, facilities along the route, and weather conditions can help to keep an open mind.

On the other hand, proper packing can help to achieve a comfortable trekking experience. Be sure to carry warm clothing, hiking poles, water bottles, purifying capsules, UV protection glasses, and cream to protect the skin. To get an idea about What to Pack for Everest Base Camp Trekking? Do follow the packing list provided on the website. Similarly, any materials you require during the marriage ceremony can be bought in Kathmandu. Trekking planner Nepal can help to conduct the marriage ceremony according to the religious background, or as desired by the couples, which will be authentic without a doubt.

What is the best time for Everest Base Camp Trekking for Marriage?

The Everest Base Camp trek can be done year-round in Nepal. However, for the best experience, it is better to go to Everest Base Camp during the best trekking seasons, which are spring and autumn.

Spring in Nepal lasts from March to May and is considered one of the best seasons to trek to Everest Base Camp. It is marked by crimson-red rhododendron forests, which fully bloom during this season. Similarly, the spring season in Everest has moderate temperatures that offer comfortable walking conditions. Everest's average spring day temperature is 10 to 15 degrees Celcius (50 to 59 degrees fahrenheit), while the night temperature can drop to -10 to -15 degrees celcius (14 to 5 degrees fahrenheit)

Likewise, autumn in Nepal lasts from September to November. Trek to the Everest region is considered another of the best seasons. Autumn months are characterized by clear skies, which provide an unobstructed view of mountain peaks. Similarly, the autumn months have moderate temperatures, which provide a comfortable walking experience. The average day temperature of the Everest region during autumn is 12 to 16 degrees celcius (53.6 to 60.8 degrees fahrenheit) while the nighttime is much more relaxed, with temperatures dropping to -10 degrees celcius (14 degrees fahrenheit).

Despite spring and autumn, trekking to Everest Base Camp can be done in winter and summer. Still, these months are generally considered off-season for trekking due to harsh climatic conditions. Frigid temperatures below freezing mark the winter season in Everest. The Everest region faces heavy snowfall during winter that obstructs the mountain view.

Similarly, the summer season, also known as the monsoon season, is marked by heavy rainfall and fog, which can make viewing the mountain peaks difficult. Heavy rain in summer also makes trails slippery, making walking difficult. Thus, marriage at Everest in the summer and winter is not recommended. Still, it is possible after prior notice as it requires more logistical preparation.

Weather and climate in everest base camp for better trekking

Amenities available in Everest region

There are some things that need to be cleared before selecting Everest as a wedding destination, and that is the facilities which Everest need to offer. There might be confusion regarding accommodation, food, communication and electricity. So, to cleat such queries detail explanation on the amenities available in Everest is provided below:

Accommodation options in Everest

Many believe that as the Everest region is a difficult destination to reach, the area is remote and needs proper facilities. However, rest assured, the Everest region is one of the most developed trekking destinations in Nepal. The accommodation options can range from basic to more luxury hotels and guesthouses. However, on such auspicious day, Trekking Planner Nepal arranges a luxury level of accommodation for couples on Marriage on Everest Package. Luxury hotels and restaurants are available in settlements, including Namche, Tengboche, Dibouche, Gorakshep, and all along the route. These hotels can provide exceptional treatment on your special day. Electric blankets, hot showers, internet facilities, and private bathrooms are some amenities available in the luxury hotels of Everest. The deluxe suite rooms with intricate interior decoration and splendid mountain views provide an essence of royalty on your special day.

Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner options during the Everest Trek

  • Breakfast: Tibetan bread, Chapati, cereals, pancakes, eggs, milk, porridge, peanut butter, jam, muesli and many more.
  • Lunch: Yak steak, soups, sandwiches, pizza, rice with curry, spring rolls, burgers, Mo: Mo, Tibetan bread, spaghetti, sherpa stew, macaroni and many more.
  • Dinner: Dal Bhat Tarkari (Rice with lentil soup and mixed vegetables with meat option), Thukpa, Sherpa stew, Soups, Steaks, Potato items, Sandwiches, Pizza, Spring rolls, Ramen soups, Burgers, Pizza, Yak Steak, and many more.
  • Drinks and Beverages: A variety of tea (milk, black, green, lemon, ginger, lemon, honey, masala, apple, jasmine), coffee (milk, black, mustang), hot chocolate, fresh fruit juice, and soft drinks. 

Note: Alcoholic drinks like beer, whiskey, and rum can also be found on Everest; however, it is not recommended during the trek as this causes dehydration, which increases the chances of altitude sickness).

Communication facilities

Nepal Trekking Planner provides Nepalese SIM facilities with a 20+5GB data package, which will provide good communication and internet surfing facilities. The SIM is provided free of cost, but individuals should pay for the data package. There is good network availability along the Everest Trekking route; however, in areas that include dense forests and mountain passes, there may be some problems with communication connections.

What are the Permits required to enter the Everest region?

The Everest region is marked as a protected area by the government of Nepal. So, special permits are required to enter the Everest region. The licenses required to enter the Everest region are as follows:

Khumbu Rural Municipality Permit

The Khumbu Rural Municipality Permit replaces the Trekkers Information Management System (TIMS) Card, which the Khumbu Municipality authorizes.

For foreigners, including SAARC countries, the NRP is 2,000 per person for the first four weeks, while the cost becomes NRP 2,500 per person for later than four weeks.

People can obtain the permit at the check post counter in Monjo or Lukla. In Kathmandu, there are no substitute offices available. Trekking Planner Nepal's representative may assist with obtaining this permit for the trek.

Sagarmatha National Park Entry Permit

The entry fee for Sagarmatha National Park entry is given below:

For Foreigners: NPR 3,000 per person
For SAARC nationals: NPR 1,500 per person
For Nepalese: NPR 100 per person

Trekkers can obtain permission to go to Kathmandu and Monjo. After submitting the required paperwork, a Trekking Planner Nepal agent can assist them in obtaining the permit in Kathmandu. This will make it possible for them to buy the entry without difficulty.

Note: 13% VAT is added to the permit purchase fee in addition to the previously stated amount. In the same way, children under ten don't need permission.

Is Travel Insurance Required for Everest Base Camp Trekking?

Getting travel insurance for trekking in Nepal is not compulsory. However, purchasing travel insurance has its own perks in case of safeguarding against any unforeseen circumstances. Nepal Trekking Planner recommends that each individual visiting Nepal purchase travel insurance from a reliable and reputed insurance company.

Various uncertainties can occur during the trek, and having insurance can ensure a problem-free trek. Be sure to purchase Travel insurance that encompasses the following policies:

  • Trip cancellation: If individuals have to cancel their trip due to any circumstances, having travel insurance can help cover such conditions. So be sure to purchase insurance that can compensate.
  • Trip interruption: Look for insurance that offers compensation against trip interruption, which can be due to personal difficulty, health conditions, or natural catastrophes. This helps cover the cost, which includes airfare, lodging, and the cost of the permit for the trek.
  • Emergency evacuation: Buy insurance that includes an emergency evacuation that can assist in transferring you to the closest medical facilities in case of any medical complications. Due to the remoteness of the region, the evacuation is carried out in a helicopter.
  • Medical Insurance: Ensure the insurance policy covers your medical expenses, including prescriptions, hospital stays, and transportation facilities.
  • Loss of Baggage and belongings: Although baggage theft in Nepal is not common, it can be a problem during the trek. Therefore, it is recommended that you take travel insurance that can cover lost baggage and belongings.
  • High-altitude Trekking Coverage: Verify that your insurance specifically covers high-altitude trekking activities, including the journey to Everest Base Camp. Make sure the insurance you have selected covers altitudes higher than 4,000 meters (13,000 feet) or the precise altitudes you will be walking at. Some insurance policies may restrict altitude.

Are there chances of Altitude Sickness during the Everest Base Camp marriage trek?

While marriage at Everest takes place at a high altitude of above 5,000m, beginner trekkers may experience altitude sickness. Altitude sickness, also known as Acute Mountain Sickness, can be caused by low oxygen availability at a higher altitude. Proper acclimatization while ascending to a higher elevation and understanding the causes of AMS are necessary to prevent the signs and symptoms of altitude sickness.

Signs and symptoms of altitude sickness

  • Headache
  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Fatigue
  • Trouble sleeping
  • Dizziness
  • Loss of appetite
  • Insomnia and lethargy
  • Breathlessness

Causes of Altitude Sickness

  • Rapid ascent with little or no time to acclimatization
  • Dehydration
  • Drinking alcohol, smoking, and consuming unnecessary medication
  • Individuals with a history of altitude sickness are prone to AMS

Complications of Acute Mountain Sickness

Acute Mountain Sickness can be troublesome and pose life-threatening scenarios if the conditions are complicated and necessary precautions are not taken. There are mainly two complications of acute mountain sickness, which are mentioned below:

  • High-altitude Pulmonary Edema (HAPE): HAPE is a complication of AMS in which altitude sickness affects the lungs, causing them to fill up with liquid.
  • High-altitude Cerebral Edema (HACE): HACE is another complication of AMS and is considered the most severe form. During HACE, altitude sickness causes the brain to swell, which needs immediate attention; otherwise, it can be life-threatening.

Prevention of Altitude Sickness

  • Follow proper acclimatization procedure, rest, and adapt to lower oxygen levels.
  • Take smaller steps and avoid rapid ascent at higher altitudes.
  • Only climb or trek with experienced guides.
  • Explain the situation to guide or medical personnel if symptoms of altitude sickness are seen.
  • Drink plenty of water and fluids (at least 6 liters daily) to reduce dehydration.
  • Avoid smoking cigarettes, alcohol, and excessive coffee.
  • Pack all the necessary first aid items to prepare against altitude sickness.

Outline itinerary

Day 1: Arrival in Kathmandu
Day 2: Fly to Lukla from Kathmandu and trek towards Phakding.
Day 3: Trek from Phakding to Namche Bazar.
Day 4:  Acclimatization Day at Namche with a hike to Everest View Hotel
Day 5: Trek from Namche to Tengboche.
Day 6: Trek from Tengboche to Dingboche.
Day 7: Rest and acclimatization day at Dingboche with a hike.
Day 8: Trek from Dingboche to Lobuche.
Day 9: Trek from Lobuche to Gorakshep, trek to Everest Base Camp, complete the marriage ceremony, and back to Gorakshep.
Day 10:Hike to Kalapathar 5,643 m- 2 to 3 hrs walk and fly to Kathmandu with Heli service- about 1 hrs flight and Total Elevation Gain 415 m/ 1362 ft
Day 11:Final International departure from Nepal

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  • AccommodationHotel Ramada/Hotel Barahi Kathmandu
  • MealsWelcome Dinner
  • Max. Altitude/Time1,350m/4,429ft

As you land at the Tribhuvan International Airport, a representative from Nepal Trekking Planner will be waiting for you in the arrival section. Upon meeting, the representative will transfer your luggage and you to a private vehicle to follow up on a drive towards Thamel, where your hotel is situated. As you reach the hotel, the representative will help you with the check-in. Afterward, you can rest for some time. Later in the afternoon, you will meet with the company owner and get insights into how the trek will be carried out. In the evening, you will have a welcome dinner in an authentic Nepalese restaurant that features cultural music and dance. When dinner is completed, you will be dropped off at your hotel overnight in Kathmandu.

  • AccommodationMountain Lodges of Nepal - Phakding
  • MealsBreakfast+lunch+Dinner
  • Max. Altitude/Time2,610 m/8,562 ft

You will wake up early and pack your bags to prepare for the trek. A guide from Nepal Trekking Planner will pick you up from the hotel lobby and take you on a drive towards the domestic section of Tribhuvan Airport, where you will catch a flight to Lukla. Upon reaching the airport, the guide will help you board the plane. The flight will last for thirty-five minutes, during which passengers can see an aerial view of the Himalayan region of Nepal, including mountain peaks, prominent villages, and landscapes.

As you land at Tenzing Hillary Airport of Lukla, you will have a tea break where you will meet with the rest of your trekking crew and gain further insights about the trek. Afterward, you will officially begin your trek towards Phakding. Phakding is the first village after Lukla, which is inhabited by the Sherpa community. The trek to Phakding will take about four hours, covering a 7.5 km/ 4.6 miles distance. After reaching Phakding, you settle in an accommodation place and have dinner. Stay overnight in Phakding.

  • AccommodationMountain Lodges of Nepal - Namche
  • MealsBreakfast+lunch+Dinner
  • Max. Altitude/Time3,440 m/11,286 ft

Today, you will begin the morning routine by having a fulfilling breakfast in Phakding. After breakfast, you will continue on the trekking route. You will walk towards Namche Bazaar, which is another vibrant Sherpa village in the Everest region. The trek to Namche from Phakding will take about 4 hours at a normal pace. Along the route to Namche, you will cross Monjo, where the check post is located, to enter Sagarmatha National Park. As you check in at the check post, another half-hour walk will take you to Jorsale, which can be a suitable lunch place.

From Jorsale, you will continue the trek towards Namche. Before entering Namche, you will cross a prominent suspension bridge covered with a multi-colored prayer flag popularly known as Hillary Bridge. Upon reaching Namche, you will settle in an accommodation and have dinner. After dinner, you will stay overnight in Namche Bazaar.

  • AccommodationMountain Lodges of Nepal - Namche
  • MealsBreakfast+lunch+Dinner
  • Max. Altitude/Time3,440 m/11,286 ft

The fourth day is your acclimatization day in Namche, where you will spend quality time in and around Namche bazaar. Today, after breakfast, you will have time to explore and acclimate your body to the reduced oxygen level that persists at higher altitudes. For acclimatization, you will hike toward the Everest View Hotel, which is located at a higher elevation than Namche. The Everest View Hotel portrays a fascinating view of Mount Everest.

After spending quality time at the hotel, you will return to Namche and explore the place further. Explore the Sherpa Cultural Museum, Sagarmatha National Park Museum, Irish Pub, Syangboche Panorama View Point, and the vibrant Saturday Market. You can have lunch and dinner at the place of interest in Namche.

Once the acclimatization day ends, return to the hotel and stay overnight in Namche.

  • AccommodationRivendell lodge and Restaurant/Hotel Himalayan Culture Home
  • MealsBreakfast+lunch+Dinner
  • Max. Altitude/Time3,860 m/12,664 ft

After an early morning breakfast in Namche, you will continue on route to Everest Base Camp. Today, you will walk from Namche to Tengboche, which will take about four to five hours, depending on the pace. You will begin by taking a steep climb and a flat walk to Kenjoma and Sanasa.

You will continue inside the dense forest and climb a steep path to reach Phunke Thanga, a suitable place for lunch. After lunch, you will march towards Tengboche, which will take about one and a half to two hours through steep ascending. Upon reaching Tengboche, you will explore the Tengboche monastery, where only male monks are present, and give blessings to the trekkers and visitors who reach the place.

You can also get insights about the Mani Rimdu festival and see a giant statue of Lord Gautam Buddha situated in Tengboche. You can also get a magnificent view of Moun Everest, Nuptse, Ama Dablam, Lhotse, and many more. After reaching Tengboche, settle in an accommodation place and have dinner. Stay overnight in Tengboche.

  • AccommodationDingboche Resort
  • MealsBreakfast+lunch+Dinner
  • Max. Altitude/Time4,410 m/14,468 ft

As you wake up, savor yourself with a delicious breakfast and continue with the trek. Today, you will continue to Dingboche from Tengboche, which will take about four to five hours. The walk will start with a descent through the forest to reach Deboche, where views of Everest and Ama Dablam can be seen. Similarly, the chances of seeing exotic animals like Musk Deer, Blue Sheep, and Monal persist in this section.

After crossing the suspension bridge over the Imja River, you will reach Pangboche, which is known as Pangboche monastery, where only female monks (nuns) reside. Moving past Pangboche, you will reach Somare, which can be a suitable lunch place for the day. After having lunch, continue walking on a flat route and cross a suspension bridge to reach Pheriche. Continuing further from Pheriche, you will reach Dingboche, where splendid views of Lhotse, Island Peak, and Ama Dablam can be seen. Upon reaching Dingboche, settle in an accommodation place and have dinner. Stay overnight in Dingboche.  

  • AccommodationDingboche Resort
  • MealsBreakfast+lunch+Dinner
  • Max. Altitude/Time4,410 m/14,468 ft

This is your second day of acclimatization, during which you will adapt to the decreasing oxygen level at higher altitudes. You will have the whole day to explore the sherpa village of Dingboche. You will hike to Nangkartshang Gompa, where you can see paintings, Thangka, and Yeti Scalp. After spending quality time in and around the Gompa, you will return and explore the valley.

Another way to see a few six-thousand-peak summits is to climb the hill below Dingboche quickly. You will return for the overnight stay after enjoying the stunning surroundings and making memories of the valley.

  • AccommodationOxygen Altitude Home
  • MealsBreakfast+lunch+Dinner
  • Max. Altitude/Time6,119 m/20,075 ft

As you wake up, a filling breakfast awaits you. After breakfast, continue on the trekking route. Today, you will leave Dingboche and walk towards Lobuche. The walking distance is 8.5 kilometers/5.2 miles, which takes about five hours to complete at a normal pace.

The initial walk from Dingboche is comfortable with views of Ama Dablam, Taboche, and Lobuche. After two hours of subtle hiking, the trail descends to reach a river, after which the trail is a steep hill. Following the hill trial, you will reach Thukla, which is a suitable lunch stop. Passing Thukla, this section of the trail is steepest and gets eventually harder with increasing elevation. As you complete the steep section, you will reach a memorial park for all the lost mountaineers who once visited Everest.

As you leave the park behind, you can see a glimpse of Kalapatthar and the magnificent beauty around it. After thirty minutes of making your way through the rugged terrain, you will reach Lobuche. Upon reaching Lobuche, the Lobuche east and Lobuche far west peak await you. After the alluring beauty, you will settle in an accommodation place and have dinner. After dinner, rest and stay overnight in Lobuche.

  • AccommodationEverest Inn
  • MealsBreakfast+lunch+Dinner
  • Max. Altitude/Time5,364 m/17,598 ft

Today is the day you have been waiting for. Get your outfit ready because it’s the day you are getting married. After breakfast, pack your belongings, as you will be heading to Gorakshep and then to Everest Base Camp to get married and then return to Gorakshep. The walk from Lobuche to Gorakshep will take about four hours, and the walk from Gorakshep to Everest Base Camp will take about three hours.

The trail that continues towards Gorakshep follows the left side of the Khumbu Valley so that you will cross many steep moraines. After carefully crossing the moraines, you will reach Gorakshep. At an accommodation place in Gorakshep, drop your baggage and carry only the required belongings for marriage at Everest.

Then, hike to Everest Base Camp through the rocky path and new moraine route. Upon reaching the base camp, you can inaugurate the wedding ceremony with your better half. Get yourself dressed up and prepare for the vows. Saying “I do” in the lap of the Himalayas will be a memory of a lifetime. Capture as many photographs as you want because you do want to savor this day for a lifetime. As the ceremony is completed, celebrate and return to Gorakshep.

Upon reaching Gorakshep, settle in an accommodation place, rest, and have dinner. Stay overnight in Gorakshep.

  • AccommodationHotel Ramada/Hotel Barahi Kathmandu
  • MealsBreakfast+lunch+Dinner
  • Max. Altitude/Time1,350m/4,429ft

Early morning starts with a strenuous steep climb to Kalapathar's black rocky hilltop, on the highest spot of the adventure. From the top and along mid-way enjoy a breathtaking panorama of giant mountains, with Mt. Everest at its closest distance. Enjoying grand glorious scenery descend back to Gorakshep for breakfast.

After a good morning high-altitude breakfast with views of surrounding high peaks, get ready for a Helicopter flight to Kathmandu, the scenic swift flight on the AS 350 B series of helicopters of Euro-Copter, made in France, which is popular all over the world and Ecureuil model or similar types.

The seats of a maximum of 4-5 people, for larger groups, require two heli to ferry all passengers back to Kathmandu.

During your air journey, enjoy the dramatic scenery of the countryside with the Central and Eastern Himalaya mountain range, as Heli makes a smooth landing at Kathmandu airport, transfer back to your hotel after a glorious adventure and experience on the Everest base camp trek with Heli.

  • MealsBreakfast

Your last day in amazing Nepal, a country of Himalayan wonders, and as per your international flight time for homeward bound or to your next respective destinations. Trekking Planner staff and guide will transfer you to Kathmandu airport after a mesmerizing adventure on Everest Base Camp Trek with Heli.

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Destination wedding at Everest Base Camp-11 Days Map
What's Included
  • All airport pick-ups and drop-offs are by private vehicle (for international and domestic flights).
  • Welcome dinner in an authentic restaurant and farewell dinner.
  • Double-sharing accommodation on BB at a 4-star category hotel in Kathmandu. (Hotel Barahi Kathmandu/Hotel Ramada)
  • Complete photography and videography for the entire trip with pictures and complete video
  • Kathmandu to Lukla by regular flight and Gorak Shep to Lukla to Katmandu by shared Helicopter (taking a private helicopter from Gorak Shep to Katmandu will cost USD 5500).
  • National Park entrance fee and Trekkers’ Information Management System ( TIMS card).
  • A highly experienced, helpful, knowledgeable, friendly, English-speaking, well-trained, Government-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.
  • One Buddhist Lama/ Hindu priest  completes all the rituals of the marriage ceremony
  • Your cost includes insurance, wages, food, and lodging for your guide and porter. We take excellent care of our guides and porters, they are like family to us.
  • Best available twin-sharing lodge accommodation during the trek (we have a private room with attached bathrooms and an electric blanket except for Gorek Shep).
  • Three meals a day; breakfast, lunch, and dinner, and tea/coffee during the trekking.
  • Snacks of biscuits/peanuts and seasonal fresh fruits dessert during the trek.     
  • First aid kit.
  • Trip completion certificate, Trekking Planner Nepal’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 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.
  • One-hour complimentary spa/massage in Kathmandu after the trek.
  • All applicable government and local taxes per the itinerary.
  • The sharing bus ride from Kathmandu to Ramechhap for the Lukla flight is included.
  • 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
  • All the International airfare from and to Kathmandu 
  • Lunch and Dinner in Kathmandu.
  • Personal travel and health Insurance, Insurance for helicopter evacuation.
  • In case of extra nights accommodation, lunch and dinner in the city due to early arrival and late departure as well as early back/return from.
  • mountain/trekking (due to any reason) than the given period of the itinerary.
  • Your expenses such as ( laundry,  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.
  • Extra expenses due to flight delays, strikes, weather conditions, or any event out of our control.
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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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


  • 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


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


  • 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.

  • There are some logistics required for planning a wedding at Everest Base camp, like a priest, permits for trekking, setting up the venue, arranging the dresses, and sometimes, in the case of peak season, the arrangement of the spot as the place is quite crowded, so our guide and the hotels that we have booked will arrange the things up at the venue, and our office representatives will plan all the other required logistics.

  • Trekking planner Nepal agency will arrange all the necessary permits required for the wedding ceremony at Everest base camp and will arrange all the things according to the requirements of the clients.

  • There are no customs or traditions that are specific or mandatory for weddings at Everest Base Camp; trekkers are free to follow their traditions and cultures for marriage.

  • Trekkers can get blessed by the monks at either Tengboche or Pangboche monastery, which can be a great addition to the trip, and we can provide a lama for the marriage ceremony.

  • The best time of the year to plan a wedding at Everest base camp is around the time of spring and autumn, and March, May, September, and November are some of the best months for planning a wedding at Everest base camp.

  • Trekkers and travelers must have at least 2-3 spare days in case the weather starts changing or for other unexpected circumstances to complete the Everest base camp trek without any rush.

  • We can handle the waste management and leave no trace principle by carrying the waste back down, disposing of the waste and garbage in the proper place and areas, avoiding campfires, respecting wildlife, and leaving what we find. Being considerate of others can be a very good practice for waste management before and after the trek.

  • Yes, there are some altitude-related concerns trekkers should consider. Everest trekking involves walking in high altitudes and staying at altitudes above 5000 meters for two days, which trekkers should consider, so proper acclimatization is crucial and is required for weddings at Everest base camp.

  • Yes, Trekking Planner Nepal will arrange for services like catering, photography, or floral arrangements, but for these, we will need the information upfront.

  • Warm outfits are required; however, at the time of the marriage ceremony, trekkers can wear anything that they have planned for the wedding, but the most important thing is wearing something inside the desired dress that will keep them warm, like merino wool base layers. These can be great for wearing inside a rocking marriage outfit.

  • Accommodation options are available at the highest altitude hotel in the Everest region, which will be below the Everest base camp at a place called Gorakhshep. The name of the hotel is Everest Inn, and trekkers and guests will be accommodated there.

  • There are no specific guidelines to follow, but the rules and regulations told by the guide, like no trampling and producing less garbage, must be followed to ensure environmental preservation, and carrying the waste produced back can also be a good practice.

  • Transportation will be arranged by trekking planner Nepal for the trip to Everest base camp, and after completing Everest base camp, from the time trekkers arrive in Nepal to the time they depart from Nepal, transportation will be arranged by our trekking agency.

  • Yes, trekkers can have a traditional wedding ceremony at Everest Base Camp, and there are three ways to do it. Trekkers have the option to say We do it in Christian style, get married in the local style of Everest, the way sherpas and Buddhists get married, or get married in a Hindu way.

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