Everest Base Camp Trek - 14 Days

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What to see & doSpecific information about Everest Base Camp Trek - 14 Days
  • Duration14 Days
  • Trip Grade Moderate
  • Max Altitude 5545m
  • Starts at Kathmandu
  • Ends at Kathmandu
  • Trip Style Lodge to Lodge Trek
  • Group Size 10 People
  • Transportation Private Vehicles and Flights
  • Best Season March, April, May and Sept, Oct, Nov

The Everest Base Camp Trek Cost is determined by the type of expedition, the trek route you chose, the season, and the services planned. The particular pack is one of the sought-after treks in Nepal. We at Outfitter Nepal strive to provide quality services for the Everest Base Camp trek at the best cost in the market. We have prepared an ideal package for novice and experienced trekkers with adequate rest days. The Everest Base Camp trek is a remarkable journey that enables you to witness glorious Himalayan vistas and routes enriched with distinct cultures. The sheer presence and magnificence of Mount Everest have captivated travelers for decades. Every year, thousands of adventurous enthusiasts worldwide visit Nepal to experience the Everest Base Camp Trek. The trekking package for 2024 and 2025 is specially designed for trekkers who want to immerse themselves in the serenity of the Everest region in a short time.

The trek will take you to an elevation of over 5,364 meters and offer panoramic views of the surrounding mountain peaks. This includes the iconic Mount Everest, Lhotse, Pumori, Lobuche, and Nuptse. On this exciting expedition, you bend and turn your hike throughout the trails, offering you something unique to experience. The challenges, adrenaline rush, and adventure will create lifelong memories as you follow the footsteps of the Himalayas' legends. If you are interested in the Everest Base Camp Trek journey, look at our comprehensive tour package. It provides detailed information regarding the expedition, including cost, best season, itinerary, preparations, and other essential details. Whether exploring scenic valleys or scaling towering peaks, our Everest Base Camp Trek package offers invaluable knowledge and reviews by our clients. You can make informed decisions by analyzing them, ensuring an enjoyable and safer trek experience.

Everest Base Camp Trek Highlights

  • Begin a journey to the base camp of the world’s tallest mountain, Mount Everest.
  • Stunning aerial views of the majestic Himalayas en route from Lukla.
  • Experience the natural wonders and wilderness of Sagarmath National Park.
  • Explore Namche Bazaar, the Everest region's cultural melting pot and gateway.
  • Immerse yourself in the daily lifestyle and traditions of the Sherpa community.
  • Enjoy panoramic views of the snowcapped mountains from Hotel Everest View, the highest-placed hotel in the world.
  • Visit the Tengboche Monastery, the oldest monastery in the Everest region.
  • Beautiful views of the Khumbu icefall and Khumbu glacier.
  • Picturesque hike to Kala Pathhar (5,555m)
  • Spectacular views of Mount Everest, Lhotse, Ama Dablam, Nuptse, Cho Oyu, Thamserku, and many more.

Everest Base Camp Trek Route

The remarkable Everest Base Camp trek begins and ends in the beautiful town of Lukla, and Lukla airport is gatway of Mount Everest region. Your journey in the Everest region starts along the banks of the Dudh Koshi River, passing through the Sagarmatha National Park. Eventually, you will arrive in Namche, the region's primary trading hub. The town is also an acclimatization point for trekkers embarking on a remarkable journey to the Himalayas. After acclimatizing for a day, we will depart from Namche and resume our trek to Tengboche. The walk ahead is challenging, but the serene beauty of the farmlands, verdant forest, mountains, and hills will inspire you along the way. We will visit the Tengboche Monastery upon arrival and spend the night in the village. The next day, we will continue our trek to Dinboche and Lobuche. You can see Nuptse, Lhotse, Cho Oyu, Makalu, Ama Dablam, and many other mountain peaks during the hike. Continuing the trek, we will hike to Gorakshep and walk alongside the serene Khumbu Glacier until we reach the Everest Base Camp. From here, you will be able to see the Khumbu Glacier, one of the deepest glaciers in the world, and which is located in Nepal. After the exploration, we will return to Gorakshep to spend the night. The next day, we will hike to Kala Patthar to see the glorious sunrise over the majestic Mount Everest and other peaks. We then retrace our trail back to Gorakshep and descend to Pheriche. We will then move to Tengboche, passing through lush juniper and rhododendron forests. Finally, the final stretch of our journey will lead us to Namche and Lukla, where we will board a flight bound for Kathmandu.

Note:The EBC trek begins with a scenic 35-minute flight to Lukla from Kathmandu during January, February, June, July, August, September, and December. However, we must drive to Manthali, Ramechhap, and board a 20-minute flight to Lukla in March, April, and October, November.

Everest Base Camp Trek Cost

The Everest Base Camp Trek Cost is varies depending on your preference and the duration of the trek package. The average price of the expedition ranges between $995 and $9985. The standard itinerary at Outfitter Nepal will cost you $1,280. The factors that affect the cost of the Everest Base Camp trek are group size, accommodation, transportation, guides, porters, permits, services, trek duration, etc. Please check the price inclusion and exclusion for further details regarding the facilities and services you will receive during the trek.

How to Prepare for Everest Base Camp Trek

The route to the Everest Base Camp is categorized as a moderate-level trek suitable for trekkers of any age. However, the expedition can be challenging if you are not at an appropriate fitness level. So, it would help if you prepared yourself physically and mentally two to three months before starting this journey. During the preparation, you must indulge in gym workouts and diverse cardio activities to significantly enhance endurance and stamina. Similarly, incorporate yoga and swimming into your training for stability and flexibility. On the other hand, understand the challenges ahead, practice mindfulness, and set realistic expectations to prepare yourself mentally. By fusing these strategies, you can cultivate the resilience to triumph over the Everest Base Camp trek. In light of this, Outfitter Nepal also guarantees adequate days for acclimatization. Further, we ensure your safety and well-being during the expedition for an enhanced trek experience.

Is the Everest Base Camp Trek Suitable for You ?

The EBC Trek is doable and can be completed by people of any age group. However, the challenges you might face depend on your experience with trekking in high-altitude regions. If you have completed short treks like the Langtang Valley Trek or Poon Hill Trek, or any other week-long hike expedition in your country, it will be a plus point for you. On the other hand, if it is your first time, we recommend you prepare yourself physically and mentally. Further, for your convenience, our itinerary features adequate rest days and proper guidance by our staff members. In this trek, you will reach an elevation of over 5,000 meters and trek an average of seven hours daily. So, you must be in good physical condition to carry your essential belongings along the route without putting much strain on your body. However, if you want a more relaxed and comfortable trek experience, you can hire a porter to carry your luggage and essentials during the expedition.

Best time for Everest Base Camp Trek

The Everest Base Camp Trekking is doable throughout the year, depending on your experience and endurance level. Among the seasons in Nepal, spring and autumn are considered the best times/seasons for the EBC trek.

EBC Trek in Spring 2025, 2026

Spring includes the seasons of March, April, and May, characterized by suitable weather conditions for outdoor activities. During this month of the year, the weather and temple are stable, making trekking and mountaineering expeditions. The scenic views of the surrounding Himalayas and the colorful vegetation add to the overall aesthetic of the journey. Spring brings lush greenery in nature, and the trek trails will also bloom with exotic wildflowers. Besides, the temperature ranges between 7 to 12 degrees during the day, which is optimal for travelers to enjoy a warm and comfortable hike.

EBC Trekking in Autumn 2024, 2025, 2026

Clear skies and timid temperatures with less chance of snowfall and rainfall characterize autumn. The months of September, October, and November fall in this season. The weather is colder than spring, with winter winds reaching the Himalayas. On the other hand, you might experience occasional downpours if you are traveling in September. Regardless, you will experience clear blue skies with sunny days by the end of the month. The temperature around this time ranges between 11 to 20 degrees. Besides, similar to spring, the trails will be busy with travelers, and you will have plenty of company as you make your way to the heart of the Everest region.

Experience the lifetime adventure to the Everest Base Camp Trekking

Setting foot at the base of the world's tallest mountain is a dream of many mountain enthusiasts. It is, in fact, a lifetime opportunity to trekking to the Everest Base Camp. If you've made up your mind, just go for it. It may sound overwhelming when you think about it, but nothing great comes easy. The journey to Everest is full of challenges, but it's nothing you can't overcome. Just imagine yourself reaching your destination after days of hardships. It's a moment of great pleasure. Plus, you'd be accompanied by professional trekking guides who do this for a living and will keep you safe throughout. The mountains are calling, and we must go!

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ItineraryTrip day to day detail itinerary

An Outfitter Nepal representative will await you outside the international airport terminal. After you finish all the airport formalities, the Outfitter Nepal representative will pick you up from the airport terminal and transfer you to your hotel. Please look for someone holding a sign bearing your name at the terminal. They will greet you and then assist you with transportation to your reserved accommodation in Kathmandu.

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

Our guide will pick you up from the hotel after breakfast and take you on an exhilarating flight to Lukla. All of the TIA to Lukla flights have morning departure times. It's because it gets harder to fly in the afternoon when the wind kicks up. Even the journey to Lukla is an extraordinary adventure that will chill you to the bone. The lush hills and neighboring mountains will welcome you as soon as you depart from Kathmandu. It's worthwhile to view the scenery. The Tenzing Hillary Airport at Lukla is among some of the most thrilling airports in the world! Flying between the tall, lush hills and landing on a small path at the foot of the mountains will undoubtedly fill you up with excitement!

You will start your journey to the Everest Base Camp after an exhilarating flight. You will meet porters at the airport before the event, and they will carry most of your loads. After getting ready, the tour guide will lead you down the crowded street to the beginning of the descent to Phakding. From Lukla, we will travel along the Dudh Koshi to Phakding through pine and cedar forests. This demanding journey entails strenuous trekking at high altitudes, but the entire experience is breathtaking! It takes about 4 hours to reach Phakding. We will have an overnight stay at Phakding.

  • Max. Altitude: 2,610m/8,563ft
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
  • Elevation Gain: 1260m/4954ft
  • Accommodation: Mountain Lodge
  • Walking Hours: 3-4 hours
  • Walking Distance: 8km/5mi

You will begin your trek after a quick breakfast at Phakding. Although the ascent is complex, the breathtaking views, fresh air, and desire to reach the summit keep you going. We'll make several stops along the road to enjoy some spectacular scenery. Sagarmatha National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, is located on your way to Monjo. The national park is full of rare and endangered plants and animals. You might catch a glimpse of some!

You pass some lovely Sherpa villages such as Monjo and Jorsale on the route to Namche. The Namche Bazaar is quite famous among the trekkers of the Everest region, and rightfully so! If you have forgotten to pack anything, you can buy them at Namche! Often called the gateway to Everest, the town is a vibrant mix of cultures, traditions, and the best of Sherpa hospitality. The town is home to various businesses, cafes, cyber cafés, inns, lodges, and guest rooms. Banks, ATMs, money exchanges, and a bustling local market welcome travelers visiting Nepal's Everest region.

We finally reach Namche Bazaar after hiking for around 6 hours. We have an overnight stay at Namche Bazaar.

  • Max. Altitude: 3,440m/11,286ft
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
  • Elevation Gain: 830m/2,723ft
  • Accommodation: Mountain Lodge
  • Walking Hours: 5-6 hours
  • Walking Distance: 11km/7mi

To help our bodies adapt to the high altitude, we have kept an acclimatization day at Namche Bazaar. But that does not imply that we do not do anything! Being active is the best way to adapt. You will ascend to high altitudes with thin air in the coming days, so getting your body used to new surroundings is crucial. Your excursion guide will take you on short hikes at Sherpa museum or Everest View Point.

You will hike to the Everest View Hotel to gaze at the Nepalese Himalayas in all their glory. The hotel is among the highest-altitude hotels in the world! As you go uphill, the sights get more vivid. Enjoy the breathtaking views of the towering mountains, including Ama Dablam, Mt. Everest, and Lhotse, among others, from a location close to the hotel.

There is a chance to spend a few hours hiking or touring the region. You can also visit the local school if you have the time. Stop by the school Sir Edmund Hillary established in the Khumjung hamlet. It is also a famous exploration site among trekkers. After a range of activities we do on this day, we finally go to our accommodation for dinner and some good night's sleep!

  • Max. Altitude: 3,440m/11,286ft
  • 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 a quick breakfast in the morning, we take a trail from Namche to Tengboche. The path from Namche to Tengboche is the most beautiful trekking route on the Everest Base Camp trail. At Phungi Thanka, we first drop to the Dudh Koshi Valley before slowly ascending to Tengboche. Officially, you will be between the mountains. Some tallest peaks watching you trek the lovely trail include Mount Everest, Mount Ama Dablam, Mount Nuptse, and Mount Lhotse, among others. Tengboche is the spiritual hub of the Khumbu region, and you can only get into the village after crossing the Imja River.

If we have enough time on our hands, we can also visit the revered Buddhist temple known as Tengboche Monastery. It's an ancient monastery that also provides fantastic views of the Everest region.

After around 5 hours of trekking on this day, we finally reach Tengboche and have an overnight stay here.

  • Max. Altitude: 3,867m/12,684ft
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
  • Elevation Gain: 427m/1,398ft
  • Accommodation: Mountain Lodge
  • Walking Hours: 4-5 hours
  • Walking Distance: 10km/6mi

The sunrise above Ama Dablam Mountain is a once-in-a-lifetime event, so before you go, leave the comforting warmth of your bed and head outside from your accommodation. After a quick breakfast, we will continue our Everest Base Camp journey with an incredible ascent while passing through deep valleys and enjoying stunning views of enormous mountains. The experience will be fantastic to remember for the rest of one's life.

We cross the Imja River below and take a trek to the high-altitude Sherpa settlement of Dingboche. We proceed from the river to Pangboche village through a beautiful trail that offers stunning views of the mountains and beautiful scenery. The territory, located at an elevation of 3900 meters, lies in a picturesque setting with mountains in the background. We continue going to the hamlets of Dingboche while taking in the vistas of the enormous mountains. Similarly, the trails leading to Dingboche are guarded by Mani walls, chortens, prayer flags, and yak herds along the path.

The impact of the thin air at a high altitude might be felt as you approach Dingboche at the height of 4,410 meters. You must stay calm and continue to keep hydrated at all times. Our guide will use an oximeter to assess your oxygen saturation and see if you're physically fit enough to hike. If you are experiencing signs of altitude sickness, it is recommended to slow down and stop ascending. We finally reach Dingboche after around 6 hours of the hike; we rest at an accommodation there. You deserve a much-needed break after all the hardship you have endured.

  • Max. Altitude: 4,350m/14,272ft
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
  • Elevation Gain: 483m/1,584ft
  • Accommodation: Mountain Lodge
  • Walking Hours: 4-5 hours
  • Walking Distance: 11km/7mi

An additional day has been set aside for acclimatization. We must acclimatize to protect our health and well-being while we travel at high elevations. At Dingboche, we have planned a day full of activities to help you adapt in the best way possible.

After breakfast, we hike to the adjacent hill Nagerjun to see the surrounding mountains in the daylight. The Nagarjun hill, which rises to a height of 5100 meters, offers stunning views of the Everest region. We have some breathtaking views of lofty peaks in the range, including the Lobuche, Thamserku, and Nagarjun peaks, among others. After a good hike, we descend to Dingboche and explore the village and the surroundings. It has been a blissful day, and we return to our accommodation to restore our energy for the next day!

  • Max. Altitude: 4,350m/14,272ft
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
  • Elevation Gain: 675m/2214ft
  • Elevation Loss: 675m/2214ft
  • Accommodation: Mountain Lodge
  • Walking Hours: 2-3 Hours
  • Walking Distance: 4Km/2.8mi

We are now getting closer and closer to Everest Base Camp. You could start to struggle a little bit as we continue to ascend. Be sure to move slowly and inform your guide of whatever you are feeling. To begin with, we take a trail through large valleys till we reach Thukla. The courses are now covered in snow and have become deserted. You are currently moving over the tree line. As a result, you will see that there are no more trees or rolling hills. We continue on and eventually arrive in Lobuche after crossing some yak fields. Here in Lobuche, there are no permanent Sherpa villages. Although, you'll be surrounded by stunning views of the nearby tea houses and towering mountains.

It has been a good hike of around 7 hours. We have a much-deserved overnight stay at an accommodation here at Lobuche.

  • Max. Altitude: 4,940m/16,207ft
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
  • Elevation Gain: 590m/1,936ft
  • Accommodation: Mountain Lodge
  • Walking Hours: 5-6 hours
  • Walking Distance: 8km/5mi

The wait is finally over. We leave for Gorakshep at the height of about 5100 meters after a quick breakfast. Only a few guesthouses run throughout the trekking seasons; therefore, the area is likewise sparsely populated. The guide will lead you to a guest house as we approach Gorakshep, where you may leave your bulky equipment. You will return to Gorakshep, so you should keep your bulky equipment here. We then proceed to Everest Base Camp. This is a proud moment for all of us! You've been anticipating the day for a week now.

As you ascend forward, you can witness the magnificence of the Khumbu glacier. The glacier is also the highest globally, at around 4900m. You will have your best moment as you stroll through the ice patterns and small water ponds. Be careful, as severe scree and moraine conditions could cause foot injury. After a few hours' hike, you can finally locate stone signage marking the Everest Base Camp.

Touring the region, you may explore the most incredible peaks' majesty rising right in front of you. Take pictures, enjoy the moment and most importantly, feel proud of yourself! After staying here for quite some time, we head back to Gorakshep and have an overnight stay here. This is well deserved!

  • Max. Altitude: 5,364m/17,598ft
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
  • Elevation Gain: 454m/1,489ft
  • Elevation Loss: 200m/656ft
  • Accommodation: Mountain Lodge
  • Walking Hours: 7-8 hours
  • Walking Distance: 15km/9mi

If you feel like taking a short hike to Kala Patthar, this is the day. Kala Patthar is the highest altitude you can reach during the journey at around 5555m. However, you can also keep it optional if you do not feel like getting there. The trip to Everest Base Camp is already exhausting enough, and you do not have to stress yourself.

We observe the sun's golden rays as they fall over the sparkling snow of Mount Everest and other soaring peaks in the range of Kala Patthar. Bless yourself as you stand at the base of the world's great mountains. From Kala Patthar, you can observe the most apparent face of Mount Everest. Relish the moment and take some beautiful pictures for memories! After staying there for some time, we prepare to descend. First, we trek back to Gorakshep and then drop at a small settlement at Pheriche.

The trek takes around 7 hours, including the hike to Kala Patthar. We have an overnight stay at Pheriche.

  • Max. Altitude: 5,550m/18,202ft
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
  • Elevation Gain: 386m/1266ft
  • Elevation Loss: 1894m/6217ft
  • Accommodation: Mountain Lodge
  • Walking Hours: 7-8 hours
  • Walking Distance: 14km/9mi

After a quick breakfast, we head for our journey. The trek from Pheriche to Namche takes the same route we took while ascending. The path is extensive. The mountain views continue indefinitely. So make periodic stops to take in additional sights of the Everest region. We make our way slowly toward Namche, passing through several small settlements and villages. Once you reach Namche, have a nice shower to cap off the day. Ask your guide to take you to a few neighborhood cafes so you may sample freshly made cookies and beverages! The hike is about 6 hours long, and we have an overnight stay at Namche Bazaar.

  • Max. Altitude: 3,440m/11,286ft
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
  • Elevation Loss: 800m/2,625ft
  • Accommodation: Mountain Lodge
  • Walking Hours: 6-7 hours
  • Walking Distance: 20km/12mi

You descend to Lukla while taking in the stunning mountain views. To get to Lukla, we fall along the Jorsale, Monjo, and Phakding. The magnificent steep terrain and lush forests keep us interested throughout the journey. Enjoy the last few minutes of your Everest trekking while taking in the later sights of the enormous mountains.

We finally reach Lukla after around 6 hours of hiking. Celebrate your EBC's accomplishment this evening with your entire crew and staff. Acknowledge everyone, in particular, thank the porters who assisted with carrying your things. You can enjoy the moment with songs and dancing! Be sure to tip the crew! The porters will stay back at Lukla, so tip them beforehand, as you will see them for the last time.

You will have a good sleep at Lukla after you accomplish the Everest Base Camp adventure!

  • Max. Altitude: 2,860m/9,383ft
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
  • Elevation Loss: 580m/1,903ft
  • Accommodation: Mountain Lodge
  • Walking Hours: 6-7 hours
  • Walking Distance: 18km/11mi

A thrilling flight brings your trek to a close. Enjoy the vistas and bid adieu to the hills and mountains. After boarding your aircraft from Lukla to Kathmandu, you will soar again while taking in the tallest mountains' views. Now, through your window, you can distinguish the majority of them.

After you reach Kathmandu, get some rest or take some time to enjoy the bustling streets of Thamel. You can also get some souvenirs for your friends back home. This has been a fantastic journey!

  • Max. Altitude: 1,350m/4,429ft
  • Meals: Breakfast and Dinner
  • Elevation Loss: 1,510m/4,954ft
  • Accommodation: 3 Star Hotel

You fly back to your desired destination today. An Outfitter Nepal representative will pick you up at the hotel and transfer you to the international airport. We hope you had a wonderful trip with us!

Please let us know if you wish to extend your trip to Nepal for longer.

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 tours as we also arrange those tours.

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What's Included
  • International and Domestic Airport transfers by private vehicles
  • 2-nights in a 3-star hotel in Kathmandu (includes Breakfast)
  • Three times meals (Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner) during the trek
  • Accommodations during the trek
  • A guide and porters (1 porter for 2 trekkers; the porter has a 20-22kg weight limit)
  • Paperwork such as National park entry and TIMS permits.
  • Flight fare Kathmandu - Lukla - Kathmandu (inclusive of airport tax)
  • Sleeping bag, down jackets and duffle bag – if NECESSARY (return after the trek)
  • Seasonal fruits after dinner as a dessert.
  • Well-equipped first aid kit, oximeter, and oxygen.
  • All the government Tax, Vat, and service charges.
  • Farewell dinner on the last night in Kathmandu.
  • Trip Achievement Awards for your lifetime memories.
  • In case of emergency: A helicopter service will be arranged and paid through your travel insurance
What's not Included
  • Nepal entry visa fee (you may issue the visa upon your arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport – Kathmandu or apply manually in your home country)
  • Your Travel insurance (compulsory)
  • Meals (lunch & dinner in Kathmandu)
  • Your personal expenses, drinking water, hot and cold drinks & bar bills
  • Laundry, telephone, hot shower & internet charge
  • Tips for the guide and porters (Tipping is expected- 15%)
  • Anything not mentioned in the included section
Add-Ons & Options

Outfitter Nepal Treks and Expedition introduces an extensive selection of add-ons that you can add to the standard trekking packages at the time of checkout. These premium add-on options are designed to customize your trips according to your liking without any hassle. Add an extra night’s accommodation in Kathmandu or a private vehicle to the trailhead with just a couple of clicks. Enjoy your Everest base camp trip to the fullest with our tailor-made add-ons!

Extra Night in Kathmandu: Need accommodation for extra nights in Kathmandu? Add a single room for $55 per night and a double room for $65 per night in a 3-star hotel with breakfast.

Comfortable Accommodation on the Everest Trail: Why sleep in basic tea houses when you have the option to spend your night comfortably? After a long day of hiking, you probably want a comfortable stay in a room with an attached bathroom, hot showers, and electric blankets. Well, you can make that happen by using this add-on for just 495 USD for 11 nights in mountain.

Single Supplement: Want some privacy during the trek? You can now get a whole room to yourself at teahouses and lodges during the entire journey by paying an extra $350. By adding this add-on, you no longer have to share your teahouse room with fellow trekkers.

Helicopter Flight (Kathmandu to Lukla): Worried about Lukla's flight cancellation and delay? Book a helicopter flight from Kathmandu to Lukla for $600 per person on sharing basis and hope on a chopper for the experience of your lifetime. With this Heli-ride, you can skip long airport lines and enjoy the aerial views of snow-capped mountains.

Helicopter Flight (Lukla to Kathmandu): Round off your adventure in style! Why get on a risky domestic flight when you can fly back comfortably on a helicopter for just $600? Spot the mountains you’ve seen and trails you’ve walked from the chopper on your way back to Kathmandu, and the Helicopter cost is a sharing basis.

Helicopter Flight (Gorakshep to Kathmandu): Why hike back all the way from Gorakshep to Lukla when you can take a helicopter flight directly from Gorekshep to Kathmandu? You can skip 3 hiking days on your way back with this add-on priced at $1300 per person on sharing basis.

How to get Add-ons on my trip?

Customizing your trip is now easier than ever! Follow these simple steps to get add-ons:

  1. Go to your desired trip package.
  2. Choose your favorable date.
  3. Click on “ADD TO CART.”
  4. Select the number of travelers.
  5. Select the required Add-ons.
  6. Click on “Checkout.”
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Starts:SUNDAYJUL 28, 2024
Ends:SATURDAYAUG 10, 2024
PRICE (Per Person)US$1260
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Starts:TUESDAYJUL 30, 2024
Ends:MONDAYAUG 12, 2024
PRICE (Per Person)US$1260
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If your preferred dates are not mentioned or are closed for booking, you can book a private trip by clicking on “make it a private trip” below. Private trips are available every day throughout the year. 

  • Departure dates are fixed for group joining trips. Please select a date and reserve your spot.
  • Guaranteed dates are confirmed to depart as we already have people booked for those dates. 
  • Available dates are available to book and become guaranteed once you book for that date.
  • The price listed above is only for up to 10 people. If you have a group of more than 10 individuals, you can either make it a private trip or contact us for the further booking procedure. You may be eligible for a discounted group price.
  • Solo travelers are welcome to join the trek. While you’ll be allocated 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
Special Early Bird Offer

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How Difficult is the Everest Base Camp Trek?

The Everest Base Camp Trek is a renowned expedition of Nepal. The difficulty level of the trek will depend on your experience. You can complete the expedition easily if you have completed hikes and tours in the high-altitude region. On the other hand, it can be quite challenging if you don't have any prior experience. Regardless, you can enjoy the trek with adequate physical training and guidance from our expert team members. Apart from the physical strain the trek might cause, you might also experience the effects of increasing elevation during the trek. This might lead to altitude sickness, a severe condition with symptoms including headache, fatigue, lightheadedness, nausea, and shortness of breath. However, you can avert or prevent the illness with adequate rest and a balanced diet. Check out our blog on how difficult Everest Base Camp Trek is.

Accommodation during the Everest Base Camp trek

Teahouses and lodges are popular means of accommodation in the region of Nepal. These establishments offer simple travel lodging and meals for travelers. Over the years, the teahouses and hotel in the area have improved their facilities in places like Lukla, Phakdingm, and Namche. Most of them provide a spacious room with an attached bathroom at no additional cost. In general, the dining spaces of these teahouses are cozy; accommodation is provided on a twin-sharing or single-occupancy basis. Moreover, you will be provided with services like wi-fi, electricity, and a hot water shower for an additional charge.

Note: Room costs in the teahouses can range from $10 to $30 per night, depending on the location and facilities.

Food options during The Everest Base Camp trekking

The teahouses en route to Mount Everest Base Camp follow hygienic guidelines for food preparation, ensuring clean and healthy meals. The ingredients used are sourced locally, guaranteeing the freshness of your foods. One of the staple meals of the trek is daal bhat, which includes rice, lentils, meats, vegetables, pickles, and other side disease. The teahouses also offer several menu options for Western cuisine, such as porridge, macaroni, pizza, oats, etc. Apart from the meals in the tea houses, we suggest you carry a few protein bars and dried fruits to boost your energy on the trails.

Note: The cost of food during the EBC trek ranges from $5 to $20. However, the price might increase depending on the location and the type of accommodation you are staying in.

Visa Information

A Nepal visa can be obtained upon arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport and at any border entry point in the country. A visa is not required to enter Nepa for Indian and Chinese nationals. Additionally, the visa cost does not apply to the nationals of the South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC) for 30 days. Apart from the international airport, you can obtain a visa from Birgunj, Kakadvitta, Nepalgunj, Bhairahawa, kodari, Goddachowku, Nepal-China, and Nepal-India border. Also, you can apply for it online and obtain it from the nearest Diplomatic Mission or Nepal Embassy.

Cost for Nepal Visa

  • 15 Days – 30 USD
  • 30 Days – 50 USD
  • 90 Days – 125 USD

Travel Insurance for EBC Trek

Although the Everest region of Nepal is a safe trek destination, you must prioritize the safety of your health and property. The unpredictable weather conditions in the high-altitude region and the risk of altitude sickness, injury, and accidents are all significant concerns while trekking in the Himalayas. In such cases, you will have to be given immediate medical attention or even rescued by means of a helicopter. So, having insurance ensures the arrangement of swift helicopter evacuation in case of emergencies. This will not only keep you safe and boost your morale during the trek but also enhance the overall trek experience.

Everest Base Camp Trek Packing List

Before you begin your exciting quest to Mount Everest's base camp, here is am equipment list of what you must pack for the trek.

General Gears and Equipment

  • Sleeping Bag, Sleeping bag liner, Down jacket, Daypack.

Upper Body

  • Sun hat, Beanie, Neck gaiter, Scarf, Sunglasses, Headlamp.

Torso

  • Fabric base layer, Fabric short and long sleeve, Waterproof jacket, Windproof shell, Fleece jacket, Pullover.

Lower Body

  • Fabric base layer, Hiking pants, Comfortable trousers, Hiking shorts, and undergarments.

Hands

  • Fabric liner gloves, Hard-shell outer gloves.

Feet

  • Fabric warm socks, Liner socks, Trekking Boots, Ice cleats, Micro Spikes, Casual shoes, Gaiters, and slippers.

Personal Kits and Medications

  • Sunscreen, Lim balm, ointment, Mosquito repellent cream, Cough Syrup.

Other Essentials

  • Reusable water bottle, Batteries, power bank, Whistle, Compass, Pocket knife, Camera.

Toiletry kits

  • Hydration bladder, Water purification tablets, Toilet paper, Wet wipes, Tissue paper, Hand sanitizers, Soap, Shampoo.

Note: You can buy these gears and equipment in your spare time. Our guide will assist you with recommending and purchasing the essentials required for the trek ahead. Thamel, the tourist hub of Kathmandu, offers a wide range of shops with trekking equipment and supplies at affordable prices.

Cost for Additional Baggage

When you are packing for the Everest Base Camp Trek, keep in mind that the maximum weight allowed for the flight to Lukla is 15kg, including the daypack and duffel bag. If your baggage exceeds the weight limit, you will have to pay an additional fee of $2 to $5 for each kilogram over the weight limit.

Permits for Everest Base Camp Trekking

To access the restricted areas during the EBC trek, you will need three types of permits: the Sagarmatha National Park Permit, Trekking Information Management System (TIMS), and Khumbu Oasang Lhamu municipality entrance card.

Cost for the permits

Our package covers the permits required for the trek. Here is a brief overview of the cost of these permits.

  • SAARC nationals: TIMS (NRS. 600), Khumbu Pasang Lhamu Rural Municipality Entrance Card (NRS. 2,000), Sagarmatha National Park permit (NRS. 1,500).
  • Foreign nationals: TIMS (NRS. 2,000), Khumbu Pasang Lhamy Rural Municipality Entrance Card (NRS. 2,000), Sagramatha National Park permit (NRS. 1,500).

Internet & Wi-Fi availability during the EBC Trekking

The Everest Base Camp Trek stands out as a developed and well-facilitated route compared to other trekking trails in Nepal. En route, you will have access to electricity and internet services at your teahouses and lodges. You must note that you will be charged an additional amount for using these services for a single device. While some teahouses provide these services for free, establishments at higher altitudes may incorporate these rules.

Internet cost in the Everest region

Airlink is a popular Internet service provider in the Everest region. It was established in 2016 to provide internet access to remote areas of Nepal. You can enjoy Airlink wi-fi en route or in teahouses for a specific price. The cost for the internet pack, valid for 24 hours, is NRS. 700, while for 48 hours, it's around NRS. 1200. For the price, the internet service is reliable and strong.

Extra Expenses during the EBC Trekking

In regards to the additional cost incurred during the expedition, a budget of approximately USD to 200-300 excluding tips is adequate for purchasing snacks and beverages. However, keep in mind that the amount of extra expenses will differ depending on your spending preferences and choices related to buying alcoholic beverages, souvenirs and indulging in other activities.

Tipping During Your Everest trekking

Tipping is customary to express your gratitude to guides and porters during Mount Everest Base Camp Trekking. It is a good practice for travelers to set aside 15% of their total trek cost to tip the staff members.

How much does tipping cost?

The 15% of the total trip cost must be divided between the porter and the guide. If the package price is $ 1,575, each of our clients should consider contributing $236 between the two (Guide and Porter). Tipping is generally an expression of rewarding the hard work our staff members put into your trek experience, safety, and well-being. However, the decision on the tipping amount depends on you, whether it’s 150% or more or less.

Everest Base Camp Trekking Booking Procedure

Outfitter Nepal is a government-licensed tour operator company that has been offering top-quality services for over 15 years in Nepal. Prestigious governing bodies in the tourism industry, like the Trekking Association of Nepal (TAAN) and the Nepal Mountaineering Association(NMA), recognize us as members. This further validates our authenticity and reputation as one of the best service providers in the market. To reserve a trip with us, you need to deposit 10% of the total cost. After you make the booking, please send us essential documents within a week, including copies of travel insurance, passport, and passport-size photos. You can make the payment through Western Union, bank transfer, credit card, or cash. To proceed with the booking, please contact our representative for further details.

FAQsEverest Base Camp Trek - 14 Days frequently asked questions
  • The planes that fly to Lukla are small, and the total weight limit per person, including main luggage and hand luggage, is only 15 KG. You should be able to keep your luggage within 10 KG. You can pay an extra fee to take a few extra kilograms, but this is not assured because extra luggage is only accessible when extra space is available.

  • Trekking to Everest Base Camp, which is located at 5364 meters above sea level and takes 11-12 days, is unquestionably difficult. "How fit should I be?" is a question we get from all of our trekkers who are intending to go on the journey? "What kind of training should we do to prepare for the Everest base camp trek"? Is there any training required for the trek to Everest base camp?

    To answer these issues, there is no set or scheduled training course for completing the Everest Base Camp journey, and it may vary for different tourists depending on where they live and whether or not they have access to frequent hiking or trekking, as well as the altitude at which they live.

  • To trek to Everest base camp, you will need a National Park permit as well as a TIMS (Trekkers Information Management System) permit. So, here's how much the permits for the Everest base camp trek cost:

    Fees for Sagarmatha National Park Entry is 3000.00 NPR

    Fees for a TIMS permit is 1000.00 NPR

  • Weather and Everest Base Camp are two sides of the same coin that are inseparable and always the talk of many people that want to visit Everest Base Camp.

    At an altitude of 5364 meters, the Everest Base Camp may be exceedingly chilly in December and January, reaching almost -18 degrees Celsius. Thus, only a few individuals dare to trek to EBC during these months, despite the fact that it is doable, and most people choose to trip in the autumn or spring when the weather is more pleasant. Get the most up-to-date information about the weather at Everest Base Camp.

  • Yes, most of the guest houses/lodges in most of the places/villages along the Everest Base Camp trails have Wi-Fi, and it will cost you some money. However, it is not guaranteed, and it may not function at all times, so don't count on it.

  • This is the list of gear you require for your Everest Base Camp journey:

    • Rain Jackets for early September
    • A good quality Sleeping Bag
    • A pair of comfortable trekking boots (waterproof)
    • Trekking trousers (waterproof)
    • Trekking shirts
    • Jackets (Down and fleece)
    • Caps or Hats for head
    • Trekking socks
    • Moisturizer and sunscreen lotions
    • Sunglasses with UV protection
    • Trekking Poles for ascends and descends
    • Solar Torch
    • Refillable hot water bottles with water purifiers
    • Toiletries including toothbrushes, toothpaste, dry and wet tissues, soaps, shampoos, Sanitizer gel or hand wash gel, a lightweight towel, etc.
    • First aid kit with essential medicines.
    • Further more gear list
  • It is up to you whether you want to book the trek in advance through the internet or once you arrive in Nepal with a local company. There are many trekking agencies in Kathmandu that offer Everest base camp treks, and it is simple to book with any of them. However, we recommend that you book the trek in advance because you will be able to travel with peace of mind once you have booked and arranged the trek before you arrive in Nepal.

    The company arranges airport transfers, hotels in Kathmandu, flights to Lukla, permits, and trip lodging, as well as guides and porters, so it is quite easy to travel and trek in Nepal when you book and arrange the trek in advance.

  • It is entirely up to you whether you want to trek solo or in a group. At Outfitter Nepal we provide both options upon request. Both treks have advantages: if you book a private solo trek, you can trek at your own pace without feeling rushed, and you won't have to stick to a set itinerary because you'll have your own private guide and porter. Additionally, the private solo trek to Everest Base Camp will cost you a little more than a group trek to Everest Base Camp.

  • Yes, there are other tours where you can see the Everest and several other mountains without trekking to the Everest base camp, such as a regular Everest Mountain flight tour for an hour that many domestic airlines offer every morning, or a Helicopter flight tour that goes to the Everest and even lands in Kala Patthar to view the Everest and the other Himalayas, and these trips are suitable for those with limited time or who are unable to trek and hike.

  • Yes, travel insurance is mandatory for the Everest base camp trek because it is an adventure trek in the high Himalayas with inherent risks. You must have travel insurance that covers emergency evacuation as the Helicopter is the only means of transporting you back to the city/Kathmandu in the event of an accident or illness, including acute mountain sickness.

  • The cost of the trek varies depending on how you do the trek to Everest Base Camp. The basic 12-day trek from Kathmandu to Kathmandu costs around 1000.00 – 1200.00 USD per person and includes most of the things you need for the trek. If you want to book the full 16-day trek, it costs between 1300.00 – 1600.00 USD depending on different services and the company you choose, and your personal expenses will be a extra cost, and takes around 300USD.

  • Yes, most hotels/guest houses and most camps/villages have electricity to charge your camera and mobile batteries, and some sites even have solar power. However, there may not be enough power to charge your equipment, so we recommend bringing some spare batteries to your Everest base camp Trek.

  • You can buy water purification tablets to purify your water source. You can also get free tap water, then use the medicine and drink the water, which is a good way to save money. However, bottled water or boiled water is available in every lodge/teahouse, and the cost of bottled water ranges from 100.00 to 350.00 NPR, and it is advisable to drink about 4-6 litres of water per day.

  • On the Everest Base Camp Trek, you do not need to bring your own food because meals are offered at the lodges/restaurants along the way. However, it is advised to pack some energy bars/chocolates such as Snickers, Twix bars, and snacks that will help you acquire more energy during the trek.

  • Yes, hot showers are obtainable in most of the lodges on the EBC trails; however, most people do not take showers every day on the Everest Base Camp trek; instead, they take showers just a few times, such as in Namche, Dingboche, and Lukla, where the cost of a shower ranges from 300.00 to 600.00 NPR.

  • The total length of the Everest base camp trek is determined by where you begin and end the trek. There are a few options for starting the trek, such as Jiri, Phaplu, or Lukla, but most people begin the trek from Lukla. If you begin the trek from Lukla, it is approximately 130 kilometers to Everest base camp and back, and it takes 10-14 days depending on your pace and other factors. Read about the Everest Base Camp Trek distance in detail!

  • The weather in Lukla is pretty unpredictable, especially during the monsoon season (June – September). Thus, it is important that you have a couple of days at hand in case your flight is delayed or in the worst-case scenario, canceled! You can either wait for the next day to get your flight, which is listed to fly the last the next day or, you can hire a helicopter service! It is really important to make up your mind that if the weather is really bad, sometimes even the helicopter does not fly!

  • No, learning Nepali is not required to participate in the trek to the Everest Base Camp. To converse, you will have a trekking guide who speaks English. In addition, the majority of the residents in hotels and shops speak Basic English. Learn a few Nepali terms for travel if you wish to interact with youngsters and the Sherpa residents in the regions. Give Nepali a try; it's not as difficult as you may think.

  • The trek can certainly be done with your family and children. Altitude sickness affects youngsters at the same rate as it does adults, according to studies. There is no indication that children are more susceptible to altitude sickness. Go with your child if he or she is physically and mentally capable of an altitude trek. However, your children should be able to walk for 5-7 hours every day at a high altitude on average.

    While traveling, remember to practice some simple workouts and breathing exercises. Avoid junk food and instead eat a more balanced diet that includes carbohydrates and fiber. Small children should not be brought, however children over the age of 13 can attempt the hike.

  • Tipping is very acceptable and expected when trekking in Nepal. It is customary to tip your guide and porter if you have hired them. Make sure you tip your tour operator at least 10-15% of the entire amount you spent!

  • No, the trek is not as dangerous and intimidating as it might seem! As we will trek in the Himalayas, you must be careful regarding the trail. Make sure to follow the instructions given by the guide, go slow and steady and hydrate yourself frequently.

  • Make sure to include cardio exercises in your training. It is better to exercise at least a month before your trek. Add jogging or morning walks, or even short hiking for your training. It is better to go consistent with your workout routine!

  • Only trek via a trustworthy and reputable trekking company. Make sure the trekking company is credible and has a lot of experience trekking in the Himalayas, especially in the Everest region. It is essential to research your part as well.

  • Although you can accomplish the trek without any guide and porter, we suggest you hire them. This is because the Himalayas can get quite unpredictable, and having someone who knows the route will help you, particularly in case of emergencies. Similarly, a porter will carry most of our heavy luggage, and you will not be burnt out during the trek. Hiring a guide and a porter reduces many hassles for you!

  • Yes and no! Contrary to popular belief, you will only get a small glimpse of Everest from the base camp. If you want to catch the full view of the peak, you should hike to Kala Patthar.

  • An overnight stay at the base camp is only permitted to the mountaineers who summit Everest. This is not included for the trekkers who only make it to the base camp region. You can still get the permit, but it will be costly and may not be as beneficial.

  • You must check with your doctor before leaving home and act on their advice, and we have discovered that many trekkers have done so. Even if Diamox is used for prevention, it may have certain side effects.

  • On the Everest base camp trail, hotel/guest house lodging is available, and most of it is modest. However, some places/villages on the Everest base camp trail offer luxury/deluxe accommodation, such as Lukla, Phakding, and Namche.

    If we are visiting in the autumn or spring, we must reserve hotels/accommodation in advance, as these seasons are the busiest for the EBC Trek, but if we are traveling in other months, we will have no trouble finding lodging.

  • The best times to visit Everest Base Camp are in the autumn (September to mid-December) and spring (March to May), although the trek may be done at any time of year, albeit with some difficulty in other seasons. The majority of people believe that the best time to trek to Everest Base Camp is during the summer season. Read more about the best time to trek to Everest Base Camp in Nepal.

  • The difficulty of trekking in the Everest Region varies depending on the place you are going on a trek. The trek that only takes you to the Base Camp is rated moderately difficult. Thus, to prepare yourself for the trek, you can start taking mild to regular exercises or cardio related workouts!

Client ReviewsTravelers talk about Outfitter Nepal
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    Paul SmithsonEARLY, United States,May 11, 2024
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    Excellent Experience

    From the moment I started communicating with Outfitter Nepal (ON), I have been very pleased with the timing of their response and information they provide. Their price was great and it included a guide (Sanjay) and two porters for our group of four. This was a personal group of just friends from Texas doing the EBC trek and NN was able to accommodate our group without grouping us with strangers from all over the world. From the moment we arrived in Kathmandu, Sanjay was waiting for us at the airport and took us to the hotel. ON arranged our flight to Lukla and we were off from there. I would say this was an excellent experience with Outfitter Nepal and if/when we book another expedition, I won’t even look for another outfitter because ON took such great care of us. After the trek was over they presented us with plaques for our achievement and a farewell dinner. This is a 5-star company and their staff is great. We will always remember the great time we had and how well we were taken care of.

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