15 Days Everest Base Camp Trek

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15 Days Everest Base Camp Trek
What to see & doSpecific information about 15 Days Everest Base Camp Trek
  • Duration15 Days
  • Trip Grade Moderate
  • Max Altitude 5555m
  • Starts at Kathmandu
  • Ends at Kathmandu
  • Trip Style Comfort Lodge to Lodget Trek
  • Group Size 6
  • Transportation Private Vehicles and Aeroplane
  • Best Season March, April, May and Sept, Oct, Nov

Looking for a 15 Days Everest Base Camp Trek in the Nepalese Himalayas without missing out the real feel of adventure trekking? The Everest Base Camp Trek 15 Days is exactly what serves your purpose. This 15 days EBC Trek Itinerary is the best way to reach Everest Base Camp on foot in shortest possible time with proper acclimatization days.

The 15 Days Everest Base Camp Trek Itinerary is meticulously planned to include arrival and departure days from and to Nepal as well as rest days in Namche and Dingbuche. Hence, there is a very little probability of getting acute mountain sickness while on the 15 Days Trek.

The Everest Base Camp hike has gained popularity since Sir Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay Sherpa successfully ascended Everest in 1953 A.D. Today, the Everest Base Camp has become the top destination for millions of hikers from around the globe who want to sneak a peek of Mt. Everest, the world’s highest mountain at 8,848 meters. The breathtaking Himalayan vistas you’ll see in this 15 days Everest Base Camp also include the Khumbu icefall and other mountains in the Everest region.

Let’s proceed further to get an overview of what it’s like to embark on this 15 days hiking journey to the magnificent Everest Base Camp. We, at Outfitter Nepal, guarantee you a safe and joyous trek to the foothill of the great Himalayas.

Best Features of the 15 Days Everest Base Camp Trek

  • Taking a thrilling, yet scenic flight to Lukla
  • Exploring the unique flora and fauna of Sagarmatha National Park
  • Passing by Buddhist prayer wheels, mani stones, and colorful flags on the way
  • Discovering beautiful villages, lush green forest, pristine waterfalls, and high suspension bridges
  • Stopping by picturesque Himalayan towns of Namche Bazaar and Dingboche
  • Visiting old monasteries like Tengboche monastery
  • Interacting with the local Sherpas and learning rich Buddhist culture and traditions
  • Witnessing the great Khumbu glacier and Khumbu Icefall
  • Reaching the base camp of world’s highest mountain, Mt. Everest
  • Enjoying the panoramic sunrise view of gorgeous mountains from Kala Patthar

Take a thrilling mountain flight to Lukla

Documentaries on Discovery and National Geographic claim that Lukla Airport (also known as Tenzing Hillary Airport) is the most dangerous airport in the entire globe, considering the runway’s steep gradient.

Small twin-propeller Dornier aircraft with a maximum capacity of 14-passenger are used for the epic 30-minutes flight. The experience is made more realistic by the non-pressurized cabins of these tiny aircraft. Cloudy weather and changing air pressure in the high mountains sets you up for a turbulent journey.

Explore the adventurous trail through Sagarmatha National Park

The 15 days trek route to Everest Base Camp features a variety of climate zones, with unique animal and plant life. After Phakding and Monjo, you traverse through Sagarmatha National Park, which is a UNESCO World Heritage site and home to hundreds of species of flora and fauna.

Sagarmatha National Park has long served as a haven for birds and animals that are on the verge of extinction. The Red Panda and Snow Leopard are two uncommon species found here. Visitors take pleasure in bird watching as well as the scenic Himalayan views. Enjoy the 15 days trek to Everest Base Camp experiencing the Sagarmatha National Park's ambient environment.

Experience the rich culture and unique lifestyle of local Sherpas

You will stay the night in various villages of the Everest region during this Everest Base Camp 15 days Trek, where you can learn about Sherpa culture and customs. Everyone here is friendly and accommodating. They would be thrilled to part-take in the conversation and perhaps share legends that date back hundreds of years.

Visiting ancient monasteries and chortens enables you to immerse into the rich Buddhist culture of the locals. Most Sherpa youth are engaged in risky mountaineering jobs as other choices of occupation are limited in the remote Everest region.

Take a rest day at the modern Himalayan town of Namche Bazaar

Historical commercial hub, Namche Bazaar located at 3440 meters above sea level is well-known for its artisanal yak cheese and butter. It is situated on the side of an arch-shaped mountain with breathtaking valley-wide views of the enormous Himalayan peaks. Despite its growth, Namche Bazaar has preserved its storied history, traditions, and warm hospitality.

Namche is full of modern amenities including shops, eateries, bars, hotels, and ATMs. The narrow alley in the Namche market, which is shared by yaks, monks, Sherpa traders, and locals, presenting a fresh perspective around each corner.

Witness several mountain peaks in the Khumbu Region

The Everest Base Camp 15 Days Trek provides breathtaking views of several Himalayan peaks above 8,000 meters, including Mt. Lhotse (8,516 m), Mt. Cho Oyu (8,201 m), and Mt. Makalu (8,463 m), among others. The Everest region also comprises other magnificent mountains like Mt. Nuptse (7,855 m), Mt. Amadablam (6,856 m), Mt. Pumori (7,161 (6,679 m).

You will be awed by the stunning mountain scenery of the aforementioned Himalayas as you stand in the shadow of the tallest mountains in the world. This is why the Everest Base Camp 15 Days Trek is one of the most popular and spectacular treks in Nepal.

Hike to Kala Patthar for a clear view of the Everest summit and other mountains

Kala Patthar, which is situated above the Everest base camp at the height of 5644 meters, provides 360-degree views of the surrounding mountains as well as Everest. The Everest Base Camp tour may seem incomplete without an early morning hike to Kala Patthar, as you can only see the Everest summit from here and not from the base camp itself. You can enjoy the glorious sunrise covering the bright white mountains with orange hue.

Furthermore, from Kala Patthar's view point, one can observe the massive peaks of Nuptse, Changtse, and Lhotse. The trek from Gorakshep to Kala Patthar is unquestionably worthwhile if your luck holds and the weather creates the ideal atmosphere for a brilliant sunrise.

What does a brief itinerary of the 15 Days Everest Base Camp look like?

The 15 Days Everest Base Camp hiking trip is begins with a quick but stirring flight to Lukla. After that, you begin your hike to Namche Bazaar along the Dudh Koshi River. After a day of acclimatization in Namche, you begin the adventurous Trek to Everest Base Camp 15 Days, passing through Sagarmatha National Park. You continue your trek to Tengbuche and Dingbuche before arriving at Everest Base Camp. The route is decorated with wildflower blooms, small villages, alpine forest, Buddhist monasteries and more. To see the magnificent view of Everest and the other Himalayas, you will ascend to Kala Pattar, where you'll witness the out-of-the-world Himalayan sunrise. You follow the same route back to Lukla, where you get a flight back to Kathmandu.

Trip Customization

The above itinerary is a standard 15 days Trek to Everest Base Camp. However, we can alter the itinerary to suit your preferences. We can arrange the Trek to Everest Base Camp in 13 days if you have time restrictions. Or, if you're flexible enough, you may complete the trek in 15 days. (cost is subject to change based on the number of days)

ItineraryTrip day to day detail itinerary

Arrive at Kathmandu airport and you will be met by our airport representative and transferred to hotel, Evening free and your first overnight at hotel in Kathmandu and have a time to shop your trekking gear if you need and prepared to take early morning flight to Lukla.

  • Max. Altitude: 1350m/4429ft
  • Accommodation: 3 Star Hotel

After having Breakfast – we will take you to our office and introduce you to the guide and make a balance payment then we take you for a sightseeing tour in Kathmandu Valley including Kathmandu Durbar Square, Monkey Temple, Pashupatinath Temple, and Baudhanath Stupa.

  • Max. Altitude: 1350m/4429ft
  • Meals: Breakfast
  • Accommodation: 3 Star Hotel

You will have early breakfast at Hotel in Kathmandu or if you do not have enough time to have breakfast then you can even ask the hotel to prepare the packing breakfast which you can have at the airport while waiting for the flight and drive to airport for the 35 minutes scenic flight to the small mountain airport Lukla.

After reaching at Lukla our guide will introduce with the porters, then start today’s trekking following mountainside on the left bank of the Dudh Koshi, it is easy trekking and takes about 3 and half hour to reach at Phakding.

  • Max. Altitude: 2610m/8563ft
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
  • Elevation Gain: 1260m/4133ft
  • Accommodation: Mountain Lodge
  • Walking Hours: 3-4 hours
  • Walking Distance: 8km/5mi

After having breakfast at the lodge, we start our trek and continue trekking following the Dudh Koshi River and crossing it many times then enter to the park in Jorsale and we will stop there for lunch and again we continue the trekking, after few hours walking Namche Bazar will appears ahead as you travel along the path surrounded by pines. Pass the plateau where the Saturday bazaar is held and enter the village.

Namche Bazar is surrounded on three sides by mountain ranges and opens out only where it faces the Duch koshi Koshi. The village is a central hub of the area and food, sundrie and even mountain climbing equipment may be purchased here.

  • Max. Altitude: 3440m/11286ft
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
  • Elevation Loss: 830m/2723ft
  • Accommodation: Mountain Lodge
  • Walking Hours: 6-7 hours
  • Walking Distance: 12km/7.5mi

The Namche is tucked away between two ridges amidst the giant peaks of the Khumbu and has an abundance of lodges, tea shops and souvenir shops as well as a magnificent outlook. It is an ideal place to spend a rest day for acclimatization to the high altitude before heading off towards Tyangboche.

For the acclimatization we walk up to Khhumjung village through Everest view Hotel in Syangbuche and you will see the beautiful view of the Himalayas including Mt.Everest .

Khhumjung is densely populated by Sherpa community and there is an old monastery as well so, we will visit that as well, and then Return to Namche.

 

  • Max. Altitude: 3440m/11286ft
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
  • Elevation Gain: 440m/1443ft
  • Elevation Loss: 440m/1443ft
  • Accommodation: Mountain Lodge
  • Walking Hours: 1.5-2 hours
  • Walking Distance: 3.5km/2.2mi

After having breakfast at lodge, We start our trekking with the ridge and level mountain path that offers an excellent panorama of Thamserku, Kantega, and Kusum Kangrib, after walking few hours on flat Zigzag we descend to the river and arrive at Phunki Tenga. Then we climb through Rhododendron forest to the Tengbuche.

  • Max. Altitude: 3867m/12684ft
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
  • Elevation Gain: 427m/1401ft
  • Accommodation: Mountain Lodge
  • Walking Hours: 5-6 hours
  • Walking Distance: 10km/6mi

After having breakfast at lodge, we start our trekking with descending through Rhododendron forest to the Imja Khola and cross exciting suspension bridge on the Imja Khola and walk passing by a long Mani stone wall to enter the village of Pangboche. Our route continues through summer pastures to Dingboche.

  • Max. Altitude: 4410m/14468ft
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
  • Elevation Gain: 543m/1781ft
  • Accommodation: Mountain Lodge
  • Walking Hours: 5-6 hours
  • Walking Distance: 11km/7mi

Today is the remarkable acclimatization day. There are some breathtaking views of the North face of Ama Dablam and the Lhotse-Nuptse ridge as you explore this beautiful valley that leads up to Island Peak.

The walk is short with a good chance to relax in the afternoon. You have another option as you can hike up to Chhukum. From where, you can enjoy the panoramic view of Island peak, Ama Dablaml, Makalu, Tawoche peak and others.

  • Max. Altitude: 543m/1781ft
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
  • Elevation Gain: 675m/2214
  • Elevation Loss: 675m/2214
  • Accommodation: Mountain Lodge
  • Walking Hours: 2-3 Hours
  • Walking Distance: 11km/7mi

The onward Himalayan journey leads us north for up to 50-minutes until we come to a mani-prayer Stupa then The trail is gentle looking down to Pheriche village below. Today's walk offers views of the Mt.Tawache, Ama Dablam and to the north-Pokalde (5741m) Kongma-tse (5820m) and the great wall of Nuptse.

After two hours of walking, the trail from Pheriche joins near Dugla (4595m) before a small wooden bridge over the river of Khumbu glacier. Then continue for an hour up a steep hill to the top, where there are views of Mt. Pumori and other peaks west of Everest. After a short break, continue trekking up to Lobuche,

 

  • Max. Altitude: 4910m/16109ft
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
  • Elevation Gain: 500m/1640ft
  • Accommodation: Mountain Lodge
  • Walking Hours: 5-6 hours
  • Walking Distance: 11km/7mi

We start our trekking following the rocky moraine path, view icy glacial pond and icebergs down below of Khumbu glacier. After the last rocky moraine dunes, a short downhill walk brings you to Gorakshep, where we will stop for lunch and we leave all our stuff there at lodge as this is the last place where there are lodge available – then we start our Himalayan journey to the Everest Base camp- WOW !!! Congratulation!!! Your Dream come true now, after visiting sometime in the Base Camp then we return to Gorekshep,

  • Max. Altitude: 5364m/17598ft
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
  • Elevation Gain: 454m/1490ft
  • Elevation Loss: 184m/603ft
  • Accommodation: Mountain Lodge
  • Walking Hours: 6-7 hours
  • Walking Distance: 15km/9.3mi

Quite Early morning, we climb to Kala Patthar (5545m.) and enjoy the view of sunrise. From Kala Patthar we can have a panoramic view of Mt. Everest and many other mountain peaks like Mt. Pumori, Mt. Lingtren, Mt. Khumbetse, Mt. Nuptse, Mt. Lhotse, Mt. Ama Dablam, Mt. Thamserku and many more, after seeing the sunrise, We trek down to Gorekshep and have lunch and start trekking down to Pheriche.

  • Max. Altitude: 5550m/182008ft
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
  • Elevation Gain: 386m/12,66ft
  • Elevation Loss: 1179m/3868ft
  • Accommodation: Mountain Lodge
  • Walking Hours: 6-7 hours
  • Walking Distance: 15km/9.3mi

Now, we are trekking back to Namche, an easier descent passing through rhododendron forest. Tengbuche is a small village with a famous monastery offering you the splendid view of Ama Dablam, green hills and river views where we stopped for lunch then we will retrace to Namche.

  • Max. Altitude: 3440m/11286ft
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
  • Elevation Loss: 800m/2625ft
  • Accommodation: Mountain Lodge
  • Walking Hours: 6-7 hours
  • Walking Distance: 20km/12.4mi

Today is the last day of your trekking, The trekking is pleasant, except for few short uphill climbs and then down to the Bhote-Koshi River crossing it three times. The last uphill climb of 45 minutes will bring you to Lukla.

  • Max. Altitude: 2860m/9383ft
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
  • Elevation Loss: 580m/1903ft
  • Accommodation: Mountain Lodge
  • Walking Hours: 6-7 hours
  • Walking Distance: 18km/11mi

We will take an early morning flight back to Kathmandu and transfer to hotel.

  • Max. Altitude: 1350m/4429ft
  • Meals: Breakfast and Dinner
  • Accommodation: 3 Star Hotel

You will be transferred to the international airport for your final departure to your loving home. OUTFITTERS NEPAL has taken pleasure in serving you all of these days; you counted on us & we didn’t let you down because we know how hard you’ve worked to enjoy this holiday.

If you want to take other tours in Nepal such as Chitwan Jungle Safari, Bardia Jungle Safari, Pokhara Tour or Lumbini tour then you can start from today and do let us know if you want to take any tour as we also arrange those tours.

  • Meals: Breakfast
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Trip MapDay to day route map and altitude graph
15 Days Everest Base Camp Trek map
Cost DetailsGood to know before trip booking
What's Included
  • All the International, and domestic Airport transfers.
  • 3 nights hotel in Kathmandu including breakfast at 3-star category, Hotel Moonlight or Similar.
  • Three times meals (breakfast, lunch & dinner) on the trek.
  • Basic accommodations in lodges on the trek with attached bathroom.
  • A day Sightseeing tour in Kathmandu valley.
  • A guide & porters (1 porter for each 2 trekkers and a porter carry about 20-22 KG from 2 of you).
  • Paper works, National park entry permits, & TIMS permit.
  • Flight fare Kathmandu - Lukla - Kathmandu with airport tax.
  • Arrangement of emergency helicopter service which will be paid by your travel insurance company.
  • Sleeping bag, down jackets and duffle bag – if Necessary (return after the trek).
  • Seasonal fruits after the dinner as a deserts.
  • Well-equiped first aid-kit, oximiter, and oxygen.
  • All the governmet Tax, Vat, service charges.
  • Farewell dinner at the last night in Kathmandu.
What's not Included
  • Nepal entry visa fee (you may easily issue the visa upon your arrival at Tribhuwan International Airport - Kathmandu).
  • Your Travel insurance (compulsory).
  • Meals (lunch & dinner in Kathmandu).
  • Your personal expenses, drink water, hot and cold drinks & bar bills.
  • Laundry, telephone, hot shower & internet charge.
  • Tips for the guide and porters.
  • Anything not mentioned in included section.
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  • If the date of your choice is not mentioned, get in touch with us. We can walk you through the procedure to reserve your own preferred date, as the trek is open every day of the year.
  • We have only listed the price for up to 12 people. If you are a group of more than 12 individuals, please contact us for the discounted group rate and further booking process.
  • Reach out to us to make a reservation for a private trek available on any date throughout the year.
  • Solo travelers are welcome to join the trek. While you can have a single room in Kathmandu, you have to share a room with other travelers in the group while on the trek because of the lesser availability of rooms in remote mountain lodges.
  • Guaranteed dates are confirmed to depart as we already have people booked for those dates. You may join the group if the dates are favorable to you.
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  • Closed dates are closed and cannot be booked. However, if that is the only day you are available, get in touch with us to discuss the alternatives.
  • The date of your arrival is Day 1 of the trek.
Useful InformationGood to know before you travel

Maximum Altitude

The Everest region sits in Nepal's far north, close to China. During our Everest Base Camp 15 days trek, we traverse Sagarmatha National Park, which has an elevation range of 2,845 meters to 8,848 meters. The park is home to Mt. Everest, the tallest mountain in the world, hence the high altitude.

However, the highest point on the 15 Days Everest Base Camp Hike is Kala Patthar, the most spectacular Himalayan viewpoint, at 5,545 meters (18,192 ft) above sea level.

Length of 15 Days Everest Base Camp hike

The air distance from Kathmandu to Lukla is 138 meters, which takes 30 minutes to fly. The standard Everest Base Camp route from Lukla to EBC and return is 130 kilometers long (65 km each way). It may sound like a lot, but our itinerary is divided into 12 days of hiking, including 2 acclimatization days, so it won't be as difficult to attain. You will walk an average distance of 12-15 kilometers in 5-7 hours daily.

Weather in the Everest Base Camp

The Everest Base Camp's climate and weather are influenced by the seasons. As a result, we divide the weather into four distinct seasons: spring, monsoon, autumn/fall, and winter.

The weather is pleasant and dry in the spring (March to May). This is the ideal trekking season for Everest Base Camp because of its outstanding visibility. Similarly, rain keeps the path wet during monsoons (June to August). Vision is also cloudy due to cloud patches. Although it is still feasible, we do not recommend trekking during the monsoon as the trail may be blocked due to landslides.

Autumn (September to November) is another ideal season to hike to the Everest Base Camp. At this time of the year, visibility is superb due to the dry, bright weather. The coldest months of the year are December, January, and February, making winter trekking difficult. The mountains get chilly, and walking on a thick layer of snow is challenging. In the afternoon, there are strong breezes and windy conditions. Trekking to the Base Camp is still viable during early or late winter.

Difficulty Level

The itinerary of 15 Days Everest Base Camp Trek is moderate difficulty. It may be challenging to complete this trek if this is your first time hiking, especially on the Himalayan trail. You must walk for at least 5 to 7 hours each day. The hike features numerous uphill and downhill sections along a narrow, rocky path. Going on this expedition requires good health and physical fitness.

Are you concerned that the difficulty of the EBC hike will spoil the trip altogether? Worry not; you can plan appropriately and overcome the challenges after you have a solid awareness of the difficulties you'll encounter. Plus, you'd be accompanied by a professional trekking guide to help you.

Going on an adventure trek would be pointless if there were no challenges to face. In addition to making your hike more memorable, overcoming the challenge of the journey will better prepare you for your upcoming ascent.

Transportation

It is a challenging and lengthy road trip to reach Lukla, the starting and ending point of the Everest region hiking journey. The motorable way does not even get to Lukla; you must hike a few days to get there. Hence, you can save time and energy by flying to Lukla instead.

We provide a mountain flight from Kathmandu to Lukla as part of our package. After a brief 30-minute trip full of thrill and excitement, the plane makes a steep landing at Hilary Tenzing Airport in Lukla, one of the riskiest airports in the world. But worry not; you're safe with highly qualified and experienced pilots.

Accommodation in 15 Days Everest Base Camp Trip

In addition to economical teahouse and lodge accommodations during the hike, our trekking itinerary to the Everest Base Camp includes luxury and premium 3-star hotels in Kathmandu. The mountain teahouses offer comfortable mattresses, pillows, shared restrooms, hot drinking water, free Wi-Fi, and fulfilling meals.

Typically, the cozy rooms are set up for twin or triple sharing. If you are a solo traveler, you should be comfortable sharing a room with fellow travelers. However, if available, we can arrange separate lodgings for you, which is difficult during peak season.

Washroom and Toiletries

The lower part of the Everest Trek has a bathroom with a western toilet attached to your room. However, private restrooms aren't accessible or practical at high elevations. Therefore you must be comfortable using shared restrooms with Asian-style squat toilets. Bring your own toiletries for hygiene purposes.

Most teahouses in the Everest region offer hot showers, though some may charge extra for this facility. We advise you to use as little water as possible because of water shortages at higher elevations where water is scarce. Due to the extreme cold, especially in the winter, showering is often not an option at high altitudes.

Meals on the Everest Base Camp 15 Days Trek

Your body will need a lot of carbohydrates and proteins as we'll be trekking at high altitudes towards the tallest mountain in the world. Our meals on this hike are simple, practical, and hygienic. We promote eating local cuisine and specialties because they are far more hygienic and easier to prepare. It's always better than bringing frozen food to the trails that take days to deliver.

We suggest you eat Dal Bhat, a Nepalese cuisine that provides your body with enough protein and carbohydrates. You'll get plenty of protein from the lentil, beans, pulse soup, and carbohydrates from rice. Syakpa, often known as Sherpa stew, is also a popular dish. The guest house will also serve seasonal vegetables, giving your body extra nutrition.

You will also get the options of noodles, momo (dumplings), pasta, sandwiches, cereals, buckwheat/barley/millet roti, and so on in the lower altitude teahouses. We strongly advise drinking enough fluids such as green tea, lemon tea, hot lemon, ginger, and garlic soup (a must) at high altitudes to help warm your body.

You can also get plenty of non-veg items on the menu, but we advise you not to try them because they are unhygienic. Drinking alcoholic beverages and caffeinated drinks is also not worth the risk at high-altitude treks.

Drinking water on the trail

We enthusiastically support ecotourism and urge all of our guests to travel sensibly. Bring a bottle and fill it with hot water in teahouses rather than paying for bottled water (which might not be available everywhere).

If you're worried about the safety of the water on your 15 days Everest Base Camp journey, bring a water bottle with a built-in filtration system to fill up fresh water along the route. To make your water even safer for drinking, get some filtering pills.

Connectivity on the hiking route

Due to the remote geographical location of the Everest region, higher altitude communication may be difficult. Most teahouses offer Wi-Fi connections at some extra cost (often with patchy or limited coverage).

If you intend to use internet services in Nepal wherever phone signals are received, we advise bringing an NCell or NTC 4G SIM. The performance of the NTC network is proven better in the Everest Region.

Guide and Potter

Although hiring a guide is not obligatory to trek in the Everest region, it is the simplest way to ensure your safety because the weather can be unpredictable at higher altitudes. At Outfitter Nepal, we always advocate choosing knowledgeable, experienced guides. A qualified guide knows the route, local weather patterns, and how to respond to them. A skilled guide is also informed about first aid and the proper procedures to use in an emergency.

If you've packed lightly and have the strength to carry your backpack the entire trek, you might not need a porter. But consider how difficult it would be for your soldiers to travel through the rough terrain of the Himalayas while carrying more than 10 kilograms of luggage, especially at such a high altitude. Your travel would be made more comfortable by hiring a porter, who can carry the baggage of 2 persons and up to 12 kg each.

Everest Region Permits

You require two permits from the concerned authorities to embark on this 15 days Everest Base Camp hike. As a result of decentralization, Everest Region has created a new permissions system. Trekker Information Management System (TIMS) Card is no more required.

The following two permits are a must to enter the Everest region.

  • Sagarmatha National Park Entry Permit - NPR 3000 (available in Monjo or Kathmandu)
  • Khumbu Pasang Lhamu Rural Municipality Entrance Permit – NPR 2000 (issuable only in Lukla)

15 Days Everest Base Camp Cost in 2024

A group of 10 persons can trek to Everest Base Camp for as little as US$1030. This is our standard cost for our EBC trek of 15 days. If your group consists of more than 10 individuals, we can adjust the package price accordingly. The 15 Days EBC Trek Cost for 2024 may range from US$ 1030 to US$ 2000 if you're a solo trekker or have a small group of fewer than 10 people.

Please note that the trek price may alter if you substitute one of the food or lodging options from the standard package cost. We can upgrade your lodging options to deluxe hotel rooms and tourist-standard lodging with connected toilets at available locations, even while trekking in the Everest region. Luxurious lodging can cost up to US$150 per night during 15 days EBC trek.

Things to keep in mind while trekking to Everest Base Camp

  • High altitude means high risk. Therefore, go on your Everest Base Camp journey with a companion, be it a friend or a guide. It's because the weather gets unpredictable when in high-altitude settings.
  • Do not enter any unauthorized or restricted area. Stay on the established trail the entire time.
  • Acclimatization days are necessary to adapt your body to the increasing altitude and to prevent altitude sickness. Be sure to acclimatize well.
  • Walking too quickly can be dangerous. Move at your own pace. If you walk hurriedly, you could get weary quickly, which drains all your energy.
  • Do not leave any plastic or other garbage on the hiking trail. Ask your guide where to dispose of it, or carry it in your backpack and bring it back with you.
  • Always be considerate of others, especially the locals, and act pleasantly. Do not disrespect their culture and religion.
Client ReviewsTravelers talk about Outfitter Nepal
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    MichaelJAustralia,September 26, 2019
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    5 stars service on Everest Base camp Trek

    My brother and I bought ourselves on a Scoopon deal for a Everest Base Camp trek with Outfitter Nepal and after numerous informative replies from Arjun (of Outfitter Nepal), we booked ourselves to join the Everest Base Camp trek\tour in early May 2018. Alongside 2 other fellow trekkers, we were introduced to our friendly guide Vim and the latter's intimate knowledge of the paths, conditions, etc made our experience an unforgettable one.

    All domestic flights, teahouse bookings, porters, etc were organized flawlessly. As it so happens, my brother and I were affected by AMS and had to stay in Namche for some time as a precaution.

    Our guide Vim was prompt to make sure that we would be looked after by the teahouse owners and organized for one porter to stay behind just in case we felt better and wanted to keep trekking. While Vim pushed on with the other 2 trekkers and another porter, he regularly kept in touch with the Namche teahouse owners to see how we were going + also advised us of the upcoming plans (ie, day that he would be back).

    So, while my brother and I didn't make it to EBC (through no fault from Outfitter Nepal), we felt safe in the knowledge that we were looked after at all times and were able to relax\recuperate. While on the tracks, Vim was excellent at gauging and adapting to our various levels of fitness and desire to take pictures of the fantastic surroundings.

    Overall, It was such a great experience that I know that my brother and one of the other trekkers are already planning another trek with Outfitter Nepal next year.

    As for me, I will definitely go with them again in a few years' time with my son (when he is older) and would gladly recommend Outfitter Nepal to my friends as an excellent trekking company to go with in Nepal.

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