Everest Base Camp Small Group Trek 2024, 2025

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What to see & doSpecific information about Everest Base Camp Small Group Trek 2024, 2025
  • 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 package, especially for small groups of 2 to 6 individuals. Please continue reading for more details about the trek itself and its price.

First, let's get acquainted with the Everest Base Camp 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 hiking 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 Khumbu Icefall will undoubtedly 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. 

You will be astounded by the region's remarkable natural splendor from the start of the walk to the finish. There are just no comparisons for the Everest region's mountain views. Four of the world's six tallest mountains (Mount Everest, Mount Lhotse, Mount Makalu, and Mount Cho Oyu) will be directly in front of you. You will be speechless at the area's beauty, which includes the Himalayas, the landscape, old monasteries, waving prayer flags, suspension bridges, and the sound of flowing rivers.

When you witness the stunning mountainous landscape adorned with slow-clad mountains, desolate rocky plains, rich green forests, agricultural lands, and endearing tiny villages, you'll forget everything about the difficult hike and feel thankful for the clean environment around you. The warm "Namaste" or "Tashi Delek" and broad smiles of the locals will inspire you even further. As one learns about the rich Buddhist culture in ancient monasteries, the journey is exciting and spiritual at the same time.

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.

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

Best Features of Everest Base Camp Small Group Trek

  • Scenic mountain flight to and from Lukla
  • Landing at one of the most thrilling airports, Tenzing Hillary Airport of Lukla
  • Trekking through the rich vegetation of Sagarmatha National Park
  • 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

Why join this small group trek instead of booking the standard EBC trekking package?

You may wonder if the small group trek to Everest Base Camp is right for you. Well, the answer is straightforward. If you're a group of 1 to 6 people, this trek is for you. You can be a solo traveler, a couple stepping onto the world of adventure together, a small family spending some quality family time in the mountains, or a small group of friends taking onto the remote Himalayas; this EBC small group trek is meant for you!

To answer the question of why join this EBC small group trek, it all comes down to experience. The small group size enhances your EBC experience as you will get better excess to the services and nature. You don't have to join the bigger groups, making the trip intimate and private. You'll have better access to the information shared by the guide, you'll get better quality food as it is prepared in small quantities, you don't have to wait for your group members who are slow hikers and take your own pace, and most importantly, you can customize the itinerary based on your preference as you trek. Isn't it fortunate to get this kind of luxury in the remote Himalayas?

What to expect from the Everest Base Camp Small Group Trek?

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, Tengboche, Dingboche, Lobuche, Gorekshep, and finally, 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 trek's highest point, Kala Patthar, at 5644 meters, look like something out of a fairytale. It is actually Kala Patthar from where you can see the full face of Mt. Everest.

To acclimatize well to the increasing altitude and the decreasing oxygen level, we take two rest days: one at Namche Bazaar and another at 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.

Why trek to Everest Base Camp in small groups with Outfitter Nepal?

You may find hundreds of websites and companies on Google that provide trekking services to the Everest Base Camp, but not all of them are trustworthy. Travelers must conduct their own research before making any travel plans because there are innumerable tales of people being conned. But Outfitter Nepal is different. We are a reputable regional business recognized by the government with more than 20 years of expertise in the Nepalese trekking industry. The glowing testimonials provided by our visitors on TripAdvisor and our website are evidence of this. 

  • For your EBC small group trek, you may rely on Outfitter Nepal for the following additional reasons:
  • We are mindful of and have always met our client's expectations.
  • Our primary goals are the safety and security of our clients. The priority for us is ensuring customer satisfaction.
  • We take our trips seriously while making them fun.
  • We exclusively work with local guides and porters who are trained and experienced. We evaluate our staff's performance regularly.
  • Many languages, including the frequently used English, are fluently spoken and understood by our local, experienced hiking guides.
  • We provide some of the essential hiking equipment you'll need, such as an oximeter, first-aid kit, sleeping bag, down jacket, duffel bag, etc.
  • We encourage responsible travel and practice sustainable tourism as eco-friendly tour operators.
  • We pledge to provide you with the best services and the best package.
  • We have set departure dates and never cancel on our customers.
  • Last-minute reservations are accepted here.

Major Attractions of Everest Base Camp Small Group Trek

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 (~ USD 20) for all nationalities except for Nepalese.

The mesmerizing mountain views on the route

The Everest Base Camp Hiking trail in itself is a work of art. The more you ascend altitude, the more precise the enchanting views of the region's mountain peaks will be. 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.

Getting to the base of the highest peak in the world

It's surreal to stand at the foot of the tallest mountain peak in the world. The base camp is surrounded by some of the most famous mountains at the foot of the Khumbu Glacier. It provides stunning views of the Himalayas and glaciers. The achievement of reaching the Everest base camp alone is significant. Only during the day is it possible to visit the Everest Base Camp; overnight stays are prohibited. The enormous Khumbu Glacier and Khumbu Icefall are two of the most breathtaking sights you'll view from the location. Before leaving this little corner of happiness, take as much as possible. The time you spend in base camp is the most rewarding moment of the entire trek.

Breathtaking Himalayan vistas from Kala Patthar

Do you realize that the base camp prevents us from seeing the complete face of Everest? But don't worry; a short climb from Gorakshep will get you to Kala Patthar, a rocky ridge that is an excellent site to view Mount Everest. Located above the Everest Base Camp, Kala Patthar (5545 m) offers 360-degree views of Everest and the surrounding mountains. The EBC trek isn't complete without a visit to Kala Patthar. You can observe one of the most beautiful mountain vistas in the world from the top of this rock, where a wide panoramic picture of Everest and Ama Dablam can also be seen. In addition, when the sun's rays touch the summits of Everest at daybreak, it looks like a dream.

Acclimatizing at Namche and learning about Sherpa culture

The EBC small group trek starts at Namche Bazaar, which is 3440 meters above sea level. This teeny, bustling market village has everything you could ever want to buy, including Tibetan antiquities and gear for trekking and mountaineering. Namche acts as a memorial for several mountaineering expeditions and provides information on the culture and way of life of the Sherpa people. In this tiny Himalayan village, yak cheese and butter are very popular. You will stay in Namche Bazaar for a day to help you adjust to the altitude, giving you time to explore the area and discover Sherpa culture. It will be much more memorable if you interact with the welcoming folks.

Visiting the historic Tengboche Monastery

Tengboche Monastery is one of the most popular tourist attractions in the Khumbu region. This historic monastery is a revered religious site as well as a fantastic location to view the mountain peaks. Lama Gulu rebuilt the monastery in 1961 after the earthquake completely destroyed it in 1934. In 1989, the monastery caught fire once more. It was effectively restored later. Despite these terrible occurrences, the Tengboche Monastery is still the oldest and largest monastery in Khumbu. Here, you can discover more about Buddhism and its culture. 

ItineraryTrip day to day detail itinerary

As soon as you land in Kathmandu, a representative from Outfitter Nepal will be there to greet you. You will then be driven to the designated hotel in Thamel. The remaining hours of the day are yours to do as you like. Travel a short distance to Kathmandu Durbar Square or explore the tourist-filled streets of Thamel. If you want to go out, Thamel consists of a ton of multi-cuisine restaurants, attractive cafes, bars, pubs, clubs, gift shops, places to buy hiking gear, spas, and much more. In the evening, your trekking guide will give you a trip briefing. Get a good night's sleep and prepare for the adventure tomorrow.

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

In order to avoid the afternoon wind, all aircraft to Lukla take off in the morning. After an enjoyable breakfast at the hotel, your guide will transport you to the airport so you may board a thrilling mountain flight to Lukla. When you depart Kathmandu, you will be met by the lush hills and neighboring mountains. After traveling for 30 minutes, you'll reach Lukla's Tenzing Hillary Airport, one of the most hazardous airports in the world, with an incredible experience.

You will meet the potters in Lukla, who will be carrying most of your luggage. After lunch, your tour guide will take you along a bustling street to begin the trip to Phakding. You must first hike for four hours through cedar and pine trees alongside the Dudh Koshi River before reaching Phakding. You will have a mouthwatering Nepali dinner and spend the night at a Phakding teahouse.

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

Following a quick breakfast in Phakding, we will embark on a six-hour hike into Namche Bazaar, a popular Himalayan town attracting many hikers and mountaineers. The stunning vistas, the clean air, and your resolve to reach your destination keep you going even when the trek is challenging. We'll stop numerous times along the way to take in the breathtaking views. At Monjo, you'll officially enter Sagarmatha National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and home to countless rare and vulnerable plants and animals. If you're lucky, you might even get to see a few of them!

On your way to Namche, you pass a lot of stunning Sherpa villages, including Monjo and Jorsale. Namche Bazaar, often referred to as the starting point for climbing Mount Everest, is a flourishing hub of trade, culture, and the friendliest Sherpa hospitality. The town has many hotels, lodges, cafes, cybercafés, ATMs, money exchanges, and a flourishing local market with stores selling climbing and trekking equipment.

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

We've kept a day in Namche Bazaar set aside for acclimatization in order to let our body acclimate to the lower oxygen levels at high altitudes. However, the rest day shouldn't be entirely spent in bed. The best method for acclimating is to be active. Your hiking guide will make the necessary arrangements for quick trips to the Sherpa Museum and Everest View Point. Additionally, you can visit the neighborhood market and talk to the Sherpas, who will be happy to exchange a few words with you.

You may hike to the Everest View Hotel to see the Nepalese mountains in all their beauty. The hotel is among the tallest places to stay in the world! As you continue uphill, the sights get more colorful and distinct. You may experience the breathtaking views of the majestic mountains, such as Ama Dablam, Mt. Everest, and Lhotse, from a location close to the hotel.

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

After an enjoyable morning meal at our Namche guest home, we begin our five-hour hike from Namche to Tengboche. This particular segment is the most beautiful on the Everest Base Camp hiking trail. We initially drop to the Dudh Koshi Valley at Phungi Thenga before gradually climbing to Tengboche. As you trek the gorgeous trail, some of the tallest mountains, including Mt. Everest, Mt. Ama Dablam, Mt. Nuptse, and Mt. Lhotse, stare down at you. Tengboche, the spiritual hub of the Khumbu region, is reachable by crossing the Imja River. You spend the night at a tea house in Tengboche today.

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

From Tengboche, you can experience the spectacular sight of the sunrise over Mount Ama Dablam. Instead of staying warm and comfortable in bed, it's best to get up early and go outdoors to see the sunrise when you're in Tengboche. You won't get this sight anywhere else.

After a hearty breakfast, we'll start our day hike to Dingboche. We first cross the Imja River below and continue on a delightful trail to the Pangboche, which offers amazing views of the enormous mountains and beautiful surroundings. Pangboche, located at 3985 meters above sea level, sits in a lovely valley with stunning mountain views. Mani walls, chortens, prayer flags, and yak herds defend the path as we approach the high-altitude Sherpa town of Dingboche.

As you get closer to Dingboche, which is at 4410 meters, you might start to experience the effects of the thin air at a high altitude. Keep your cool and drink plenty of water at all times. Your guide will assess your oxygen saturation with an oximeter. If you exhibit any altitude sickness symptoms, you should slow down and stop ascending.

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

After two days of non-stop elevation, here is your well-deserved rest. It's recommended to give oneself a full day of relaxation following two days of non-stop ascent at a high altitude. We have scheduled a full day of activities to offer you the best chance of acclimatizing to the higher altitude.

We hike to the hill Nagarjuna after breakfast to take in the surrounding mountains in the daylight. Nagarjun Hill, which is 5100 meters above sea level, offers stunning views of the Everest region. In some breathtaking panoramas, the main peaks of the range, including the Lobuche, Thamserku, and Nagarjuna summits, are readily apparent. After a fantastic side hike, we return to Dingboche to explore the town and its surroundings. We arrive at our hotel in the evening and prepare for the next day's ascent.

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

Everest Base Camp is now getting closer and closer. You might start to struggle as you continue your ascent. In case you see any AMS symptoms, be sure to walk carefully, drink plenty of water, and inform your guide. To go to Thukla today, we first take a track that leads across broad valleys. The trail has been abandoned and is currently covered in snow. We keep going and arrive in Lobuche after swiftly traversing some yak fields. Tea huts and breathtaking mountain views will be all around you in Lobuche, where you spend today's night.

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

The day we have been waiting for has finally arrived! A brief breakfast is followed by our departure for Gorakshep (5164 m). Gorekshep has a small number of guesthouses that are open during the trekking season, leaving the region largely uninhabited. The guide will take you to a guest house as we approach closer to Gorakshep so you can leave your bulky gear there before continuing to the base camp.

As you get further, you can see the Khumbu Glacier's majesty. The glacier is the highest on the planet and is located at 4900 meters. As you walk past the intricate ice sculptures and miniature water ponds, the experience will be at its best. Be careful since potentially harmful scree and moraine conditions could result in foot injury. After several hours of hiking, you can eventually locate the stone markings indicating the Everest Base Camp.

As you explore the area, the most breathtaking peaks will rise directly in front of you. Be proud of yourself for making it, take pictures, and enjoy the moment! Since we cannot spend the night at the Everest Base Camp, we stay here briefly before returning to Gorakshep.

  • 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

Even though you've arrived at Everest Base Camp, your journey is far from over. Kala Patthar, located at a height of 5545 meters, gives breathtaking views of the surrounding mountains, including Mount Everest. Therefore, this is the day to witness Mount Everest's complete face glistening in the dawn light. If you're too worn out, you can skip it; reaching the Everest Base Camp at 5364 meters is more than enough. However, we sincerely advise that you gather your composure and embark on this daybreak climb up Kala Patthar. It might end up being the most beautiful event you have ever experienced.

Early in the morning, before the sun comes up, we trek to Kala Patthar. When the golden rays of the sun hit the gleaming snow of Mount Everest and other soaring peaks in the Kala Patthar range, they appear to be magical. After admiring the magnificent mountain view for some time, we get ready to descend. We'll hike down to Pheriche, a charming little town, where we'll spend the night.

  • 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

Before starting our adventure, we quickly eat breakfast. The long trip from Pheriche to Namche follows the same path as we did when climbing. Along the route, there are almost endless views of the mountains. Therefore, take frequent breaks to enjoy the Everest region's attractions before they fade into obscurity.

As we slowly make our way into Namche, we pass through several hamlets and villages. Take a relaxing shower after you arrive in Namche to end the day. Ask your tour guide to take you to some local cafés where you may indulge in freshly baked cookies and drinks.

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

Our final hiking day ends with a descent to Lukla as we take in the gorgeous scenery all around us. We descend along the Jorsale, Monjo, and Phakding to reach Lukla. The breathtakingly mountainous landscape and lush trees maintain our interest throughout the voyage. Take in the far views of the gigantic mountains as you enjoy the final few hours of your Everest trek.

Celebrate the success of your EBC journey this evening with your entire crew and staff. Thank especially the porters, for helping you with your luggage when you acknowledge everyone. Sing and dance away your last night in the Everest region. Don't forget to tip the porters, as they will remain in Lukla.

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

Your journey ends with an exhilarating flight to Kathmandu. Enjoy the views and say goodbye to the hills and mountains. You can now distinguish the majority of them via your window.

Once you've arrived in Kathmandu, take a nap or explore Thamel's busy streets. Additionally, you can purchase souvenirs for your loved ones back home.

As this will be your last night in Nepal, we cordially invite you to attend your farewell dinner. Together, let's honor the Himalayas! Dinner is on the house.

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

Today, you take a final flight back. You will be picked up from the hotel by a representative of Outfitter Nepal, who will then take you to Kathmandu's Tribhuvan International Airport. We sincerely hope you enjoyed your Small Group Everest journey with us. Enjoy a secure flight. We hope to run into you again. When making future journeys to Nepal, keep us in mind.

If you want to prolong your trip to Nepal, kindly let us know. Other excursions in Nepal that we organize include the Lumbini Tour, Pokhara Tour, Chitwan Jungle Safari, and Bardia Jungle Safari.

Note: The above itinerary is for the standard Everest Base Camp package. We can customize the trip at your convenience. Please let us know if you want to change anything in the itinerary. 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.

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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.

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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.

Transportation

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.

Accommodation

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.

Meals

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.

Connectivity

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 2024, 2025 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

    Sandals/Crocs

    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

    Toiletries

    Sun hat or scarf

    Sunglasses

    Sunscreen

  • 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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