Everest Base Camp Small Group Trek 2023, 2024

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What to see & doSpecific information about Everest Base Camp Small Group Trek 2023, 2024
  • Duration14 Days
  • Trip Grade Moderate
  • Max Altitude 5555m
  • Starts at Kathmandu
  • Ends at Kathmandu
  • Trip Style Lodge to Lodge Trek
  • Group Size 6
  • Transportation Private Vehicles and Flights
  • Best Season March, April, May and Sept, Oct, Nov

Are you a small group of trekkers looking for an affordable trekking package to the Everest Base Camp? Well, search no further! Our experts at Outfitter Nepal have curated a reasonably priced Everest Base Camp Small Group Trek, especially for small groups of 3 to 5 individuals. Please continue reading for more details about the trek itself and its price.

First, let's get acquainted with the Everest Base Camp Small Group trekking journey. Because that's the sole reason you're here, to trek to the foothill of the giant Mt. Everest. Some refer to the Everest Base Camp Small Group trekking route as "the steps to heaven." There's no denying that. Each step you take along the rugged Himalayan trail leads you close to the heavenly beauty that the Everest Region is known for. The trial can get tricky with uneven terrain, but it's ultimately worth it.

Surrounded by giant mountains, you'll feel like you're at the top of the world. The serene beauty of snowy mountain peaks, Khumbu glacier, and icefall will, no doubt, take your breath away. The fresh wind swiftly passing through the prayer flags makes the scenery even more fascinating. Once you're at the top, you won't feel like coming back.

A brief summary of the trek to Everest Base Camp for Small Group

As soon as you land in Lukla, you'll be welcomed by the astonishing vistas of the Himalayas. The scenery improves as you trek to Namche Bazaar, Tyangboche, Dingboche, Lobuche, Gorekshep, and Everest Base Camp. Well, the journey doesn't end here. In the following early morning, you'll head to Kala Patthar from Gorekshep to experience the spectacular Himalayan sunrise casting golden hues against Mt. Everest and surrounding mountains. The panoramic mountain views from the highest point of the trek, Kala Patthar, at 5644 meters, look like something out of a fairytale.

To acclimatize well to the increasing altitude and the decreasing oxygen level, we take two rest days at Namche Bazaar and Dingboche during our ascent. You can explore the Sherpa villages and Buddhist monasteries and learn about their culture during your leisure time. It is a must to pay a visit to the ancient Tengboche Monastery, which has gained the name of the "Spiritual Centre of Khumbu." The overall experience feels like a dream.

Reach out to us to turn your dream of conquering the Everest Base Camp into reality. The entire team of Outfitter Nepal is working day and night to provide you with an excellent trekking experience. You can rely on our years of experience in the Nepalese Himalayas.

Best Features of the Everest Base Camp Small Group Trek

  • Scenic mountain flight to and from Lukla at a discounted rate for Indians
  • Landing at one of the most thrilling airports, Tenzing Hillary Airport of Lukla
  • Cheaper access to Sagarmatha National Park for Indian citizens
  • Exploring the breathtaking Himalayan terrain of forests, villages, rivers, glaciers, snowy mountains
  • Engaging with local Sherpa people and learning their unique culture and lifestyle
  • Visiting the old Tengboche monastery, the largest in the Khumbu region
  • Hiking to the foothill of the world's highest mountain peak
  • Standing tall at Kala Patthar (5644 m) for a panoramic sunrise view of Mt. Everest
  • Experienced guides and potters to assist you during the trek
  • Best service with the most affordable price for Indian passport holders

Now, let's go through the highlights of your dream trek to Everest Base Camp for small groups in detail.

Thrilling flight to Lukla airport

Brace yourself! You're going to board a flight to one of the most dangerous airports in the world. Lukla Airport, also known as Tenzing Hillary Airport, has a small runway of 450 m in length and 20 m in width and lies at a frightening hillside slope of 12% grade, making the landing experience such a thrill. But worry not; the airplane captains are well-trained to ensure a safe landing.

Note: The flights to Lukla usually take off from Kathmandu. However, during peak seasons, the Lukla flights take off from Ramechhap Airport, which is 125 meters drive from Kathmandu. Outfitter Nepal will take care of your airport transfers.

Sagarmatha National Park, with its rich flora and fauna

Sagarmatha National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage site, has been home to endangered animals and birds for years. During your Everest Base Camp hike, you'd walk through the deep forests, the natural habitat of unique animals like Red Panda and Snow Leopard. If you're fond of birds, it would be a pleasant bird-watching hike for you.

Note: Tourists no longer have to issue TIMS cards to trek in the Everest region. However, there's a requirement for a Khumbu Pasang Lhamu Rural Municipality entry permit to enter the Khumbu region for NRs. 2000 for all nationalities except for Nepalese.

The mesmerizing mountain views on the route

The Everest Base Camp Small Group Trekking trail in itself is a work of art. The more you ascend in altitude, the more precise will be the enchanting views of the region's mountain peaks. The glorious mountain sunrise you get to witness from the highest point of the trek, Kala Patthar, is a lifetime opportunity. The golden hues perfectly decorate the full face of Mt. Everest, along with the surrounding mountains.

ItineraryTrip day to day detail itinerary

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

  • Max. Altitude:2610m/8563ft
  • Meals:Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
  • Elevation Gain:1260m/4133ft
  • Accommodation:Mountain Lodge

  • Max. Altitude:3440m/11286ft
  • Meals:Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
  • Elevation Gain:830m/2723ft
  • Accommodation:Mountain Lodge

  • Max. Altitude:3440m/11286ft
  • Meals:Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
  • Elevation Gain:440m/1443ft
  • Elevation Loss:440m/1443ft
  • Accommodation:Mountain Lodge

  • Max. Altitude:3860m/12664ft
  • Meals:Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
  • Elevation Gain:420m/1378ft
  • Accommodation:Mountain Lodge

  • Max. Altitude:4410m/14468ft
  • Meals:Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
  • Elevation Gain:550m/1804ft
  • Accommodation:Mountain Lodge

  • Max. Altitude:4410m/14468ft
  • Meals:Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
  • Elevation Gain:675m/2214ft
  • Elevation Loss:675m/2214ft
  • Accommodation:Mountain Lodge

  • Max. Altitude:4940m/16207ft
  • Meals:Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
  • Elevation Gain:530m/1739ft
  • Accommodation:Mountain Lodge

  • Max. Altitude:Everest Base Camp (5364m/17598ft) Gorekshep (5164m/16942ft)
  • Meals:Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
  • Elevation Gain:424m/1391ft,
  • Elevation Loss:200m/656ft
  • Accommodation:Mountain Lodge

  • Max. Altitude:Patthar (5644m/18514ft) and return to Pheriche (4371m/14337ft)
  • Meals:Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
  • Elevation Gain:480m/1575ft,
  • Elevation Loss:1273m/4177ft
  • Accommodation:Mountain Lodge

  • Max. Altitude:3440m/11286ft
  • Meals:Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
  • Elevation Loss:931m/3054ft
  • Accommodation:Mountain Lodge

  • Max. Altitude:2860m/9383ft
  • Meals:Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
  • Elevation Loss:580m/1903ft
  • Accommodation:Mountain Lodge

  • Max. Altitude:1350m/4429ft
  • Meals:Breakfast and Dinner
  • Elevation Loss:1510m/4954ft
  • Accommodation:3 Star Hotel

  • Meals:Breakfast
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Trip MapDay to day route map and altitude graph
Everest Base Camp Small Group Trek 2023, 2024 map
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Starts:MONDAYJUN 12, 2023
Ends:SUNDAYJUN 25, 2023
PRICE (Per Person)US$1300
Starts:WEDNESDAYJUN 14, 2023
Ends:TUESDAYJUN 27, 2023
PRICE (Per Person)US$1300
Starts:FRIDAYJUN 16, 2023
Ends:THURSDAYJUN 29, 2023
PRICE (Per Person)US$1300
Starts:MONDAYJUN 19, 2023
Ends:SUNDAYJUL 02, 2023
PRICE (Per Person)US$1300
Starts:WEDNESDAYJUN 21, 2023
Ends:TUESDAYJUL 04, 2023
PRICE (Per Person)US$1300
Starts:FRIDAYJUN 23, 2023
Ends:THURSDAYJUL 06, 2023
PRICE (Per Person)US$1300
Starts:MONDAYJUN 26, 2023
Ends:SUNDAYJUL 09, 2023
PRICE (Per Person)US$1300
Starts:WEDNESDAYJUN 28, 2023
Ends:TUESDAYJUL 11, 2023
PRICE (Per Person)US$1300
Starts:FRIDAYJUN 30, 2023
Ends:THURSDAYJUL 13, 2023
PRICE (Per Person)US$1300

The above-mentioned itinerary is for the standard Everest Base Camp trekking package. We can customize the trip at your convenience. Please let us know if you want to change the pick-up and drop-off location (in case you're traveling by bus). You can also reduce or expand the hiking days according to your preference. Please remember that the price will vary with your changes to the standard itinerary.

Useful InformationGood to know before you travel

Maximum altitude

Although it is Everest Base Camp that we're trekking to, the base camp situated at an elevation of 5364 meters is not the maximum altitude we ascend. The highest point is Kala Patthar, located 5644 meters above sea level. We climb to Kala Patthar the next morning after reaching EBC for a breathtaking sunrise view of Mt. Everest and the nearby mountains. It is, in fact, Kala Patthar from where you can witness the full face of Mt. Everest and not from the base camp.

Difficulty level

The Everest Base Camp Trek for small groups is moderately challenging. If this is your first time going trekking, especially on the Himalayan trail, it can be difficult to accomplish this excursion. You must spend at least 5 to 7 hours walking each day. The trail is rugged and narrow, with many uphill and downhill stretches. One needs to be in good health and physical condition to participate in the EBC trek. As you'll be traveling in a small group, the hike will move smoothly as you don't have to wait for slow members.

There's also a possibility of Acute Mountain Sickness (AMS) as the trail leads us above 3000 meters for days. A good amount of rest, enough hydration, and a slow pace help you get accustomed to the increasing altitude.


Roadway hasn't reached the Everest region yet. If you choose to go by road, you can travel by local jeep up to Jiri and begin your hike towards Lukla, which adds a few days to the trek and isn't recommended.

The most common way to reach the Everest region is to take a flight to Lukla, the starting and ending point of Everest base camp small group trekking. It's a 30-minute mountain flight from Kathmandu to Lukla. By flying to Lukla, you get to enjoy the aerial view of the Himalayas as a bonus to a fast and comfortable trip.


You will be accommodated in a 3-star hotel with breakfast in the tourist center of Kathmandu, Thamel.

Once you leave Kathmandu for the trek, you'll stay in tea houses or mountain lodges. These lodges are run by locals and don't entertain modern amenities except for a couple of well-facilitated towns. Using Asian-style squat common toilets should be fine. The rooms are available on a sharing basis, and a room is shared by 2-5 people depending on the room size. You'll get individual beds, though.


You're free to eat anything you want in Kathmandu because lunch and dinner in Kathmandu aren't included in our price.

While trekking, you'll be provided with all meals (breakfast, lunch, and dinner). The tea house's menu consists of limited but nutritious food that is locally sourced. The most common meal is Daal Bhat, a full-course meal with rice, lentil soup, seasonal vegetables, and pickles. Other food items on the menu consist of momo, noodles, tea, coffee, ginger tea, etc.

For drinking water, you need to carry a water bottle and fill it with hot water at the place of your stay or lunch. You might have to pay an extra charge for hot water in some places. You can also carry some water purifying tablets if you're concerned about the safety of the water provided.


You can get a Nepali SIM card upon arrival to connect with your friends and family back home. Purchasing a Nepali number is a safer option, as WiFi isn't reliable in remote regions of Everest. An NTC 4G SIM has better coverage in rural areas than an NCell SIM card.

Guide and Potters

Hiring a guide isn't mandatory for trekking in the Everest region. However, trekking with a guide makes your trip far more efficient. We provide skilled local guides who've trekked in the Everest region several times and are well aware of the trekking route, weather conditions, and local culture. Our package cost includes the salary for a guide, and we highly recommend it.

The same goes for the potters. We provide 1 potter for 2 trekkers, and they carry a maximum of 12 kg weight per person. If you're an experienced trekker and have hiked in high altitudes for weeks at once, you might not need a potter, but given the challenging hiking trail, it's always better to hire potters.

FAQsEverest Base Camp Small Group Trek 2023, 2024 frequently asked questions
  • International Currency isn't accepted in Nepal. If you're traveling with cash, worry not; there are plenty of money exchangers in Kathmandu that provide a decent exchange rate.

  • VISA cards are widely accepted in stores and ATMs in Nepal. You can withdraw a limited amount of cash per transaction with some charge deducted from your bank account. Contact your bank for more details and make sure you have a VISA or Master Card if you're planning to withdraw money from Nepalese ATMs.

  • Namche Bazaar is the last place you'll have access to ATMs in the EBC trail. There're only a handful of ATMs, and they might be out-of-service sometimes. So, it's always best to withdraw cash from Kathmandu before you fly to Lukla.

  • Although Nepal is not that big in typical tipping culture, tips are expected in the tourism industry. It is recommended to tip your guide and potters with respect for their hard work in ensuring a safe and enjoyable trip for you.

  • Spring (March, April, and May) and Autumn (September, October, and November) are the best seasons for trekking in the Everest region because of pleasant weather conditions. The sunny and warm days make for a perfect hike. The nights aren't freezing either.

    If you want to enjoy the trek in solitude, you can go for the winter trek, but only if you can stand the cold. It's not safe to trek in Monsoon due to slipper trails caused by constant rain.

  • Once you're above 3000 meters elevation, you're prone to altitude sickness. But altitude sickness acts differently on different individuals. The symptoms can be harsh for some people, and others might not experience it at all. But it's always beneficial to be prepared to tackle it by drinking enough water and taking acclimatization seriously.

  • There's no one way to prepare yourself for the Everest Base Camp. You just need to be in sound mental and physical health. If you're not used to exercising, start with a short hike around your city. You can also add a cardio routine like swimming, jogging, and running to your daily schedule.

  • Always pack light but don't miss the necessary items. Here's a list of things you need to carry.

    Trekking Boots


    Few pairs of undergarments and socks

    High-quality down jacket and pant

    Thermal wears

    T-shirts and trousers

    Fleece jacket

    Backpack or day-pack (depending on whether you hire a potter)

    Trekking stick

    A pair of gloves

    Woolen hat

    Water bottles and water-purifying tablets

    Energy bars


    Sun hat or scarf



  • With more than 20 years of experience in the trekking sector, we have extensive knowledge of our client's expectations and how to fulfill them. Our knowledgeable and skilled English-speaking guides will keep you safe in the mountains while our office staffs take care of your paperwork. Safety and client satisfaction are our top priorities. The testimonials left by our previous clientele serve as evidence.

    Contact us today to book the Everest Base Camp Trek for Small Groups. We're here to assist you through the booking process and to answer any of your queries. Team Outfitter Nepal wishes you a memorable trekking adventure in the Nepalese Himalayas.

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