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    • Duration13 days
    • AccommodationMountain lodge
    • Start | EndKathmandu
    • ActivityTrekking
    • Max Altitude5550 meter
    • DifficultiesExtreme
    • Best SeasonSep - Dec | Feb - Apr
    • Group Size1-20 pax
    • Meal12 B | 12 L | 12 D

    Everest Base Camp trek is a journey to the lap (Kalapathar & Everest Base Camp) of Mt. Everest, the world’s highest peak, and Khumbu region-the home of Sherpas. Trek costs USD 1350 PP including accommodation, meal,  transportation, flight ticket, permit, guide, porter and trekking gears.

    Everest Base Camp trek is world’s most famous trek that takes you to Everest Base Camp at 5360m. What makes EBC trekking is so famous is not just the opportunity to see Mt. Everest but also to experience the culture of Sherpa community and to trek in Sagarmatha National Park which is a world heritage site.

    The Everest Base Camp trek itinerary also includes a hike up to Kalapatthar at 5550m to witness the glory and beauty of Mt. Everest along Cho Oyu, Khumbu Glacier and Island peak. Everest Base Camp provides even closer view of the south face of Mt. Everest. Everest Kala Patthar trek passes through some of the most beautiful Sherpa villages including Monjo, Namche, Phortse and Monju. The Kalapathar trek up to the 800-year old Thyangboche Monastery will be memorable as will be the view of beautiful Ama Dablam from here.

    Much of the Everest Base Camp trek passes through Sagarmatha National Park whereby the chances of seeing wildlife such as Blue Sheep, Lophophorus (Nepal’s national bird) are pretty high. The Everest Base Camp trek with its finest facility for hotels and lodges runs during Spring (Mar-May) and Autumn (Sep-Nov) seasons.

    Introduction

    Everest base camp trek ITINERARY

    Trek to Everest Base Camp can be approached by two different routes. The classical 12 days EBC trek passes from Namche via Debuche and returns the same trail. While the 13 days EBC trek detours Phortse from Namche and joins the classical trail. 

    Below is the itinerary for 13 days Everest Base Camp trail.

    • Day 1: Kathmandu (1350 m) to Phakding (2610 m)
    • Day 2: Phakding to Namche Bazaar (3450m)
    • Day 3: Acclimatization at Namche
    • Day 4: Trek from Namche Bazar to (3450m) to Phortse (3950m)
    • Day 5: Trek from Phortse (3950mt) to Dingboche (4300mt)
    • Day 6: Acclimatization at Dingboche
    • Day 7: Dingboche to Lobuche (4950m)
    • Day 8: Lobuche to Gorakshep(5140 m) | Trek to Everest Base camp (5360 m)
    • Day 9: Hike to Kalapathhar(5550 m) and Dingboche(4410 m)
    • Day 10: Dingboche to Thyangboche(3860 m)
    • Day 11: Thyangboche to Monju(2850)
    • Day 12: Monjo to Lukla(2860m)
    • Day 13: Lukla to Kathmandu(1300m) OR flight Manthali and drive to Kathmandu

    Everest Base camp Trek HIGHLIGHTS

    Trek route to Everest base camp is one of the most popular and adventurous trekking trail in the world, offering a stunning view of Mt. Everest and first-hand experience of unique Sherpa culture.

    • Experience and explore the culture and lifestyle of the Sherpas
    • Witness the panoramic view of Mt. Everest and surrounding Himalays from Kala Patthar(5,555M) and Everest Base Camp
    • Khumbu glacier, water falls and suspension bridges.
    • Trek Passes through Sagarmatha National Park with its unique flora and fauna.
    • Visit the antique Tengboche Monastery and experience the Nepalese-Tibetan Buddhism.
    • Experience the thrilling flight to and from Lukla.

    Everest base camp trek COST

    Trekking package includes all required services such as Kathmandu-Lukla-Kathmandu flight ticket, ground transportation, permit, accommodation, food, guide and porter, all documentation, staff insurance etc. There is simply no hidden cost. 

    If more than 2 persons in a group, the price per person will be lower. For solo trekker, a supplementary charge will apply on top of the standard rate given above.

    What is included in the tour price ?

    • Documentation - No hidden charges All necessary paper works, government and local taxes & company service charges
    • Permit(Sagarmatha National Park Entry Park, Local Entry Permits & Trekkers Information Management System [TIMS] registration card)
    • Two way Domestic flight (Kathmandu/Manthali- Lukla - Manthali/Kathmandu)(10 KGs baggage + 5 KGs hand carry)
    • All land transportation on a private vehicle as per the group size (car, jeep, van or a bus)(Day 1: Kathmandu - Airport and Day 13 Airport - Kathmandu)
    • Accommodation during the trek (12 nights accommodation on clean mountain lodges on sharing basis )
    • Meal - Full boardWarm and fresh meal during the trek (12 Breakfast | 12 Lunch | 12 Dinner)
    • Trekking gears (Sleeping bag, duffel bag, trekking poles, water bottle & rain poncho)
    • 1 X English speaking Trekking guide(Experienced, government licensed and ministry of tourism trained)
    • Porters - Strong, experienced and honest 01 Porter for 2 trekkers/ maximum 16 kgs luggage per porter.
    • 1X Assistant Guide (Service of assistant guide for groups of 8 trekkers and above.)
    • Arrangements for trekking staffsAll meals(3 times a day), salary, accommodation and insurance

    WHAT IS NOT INCLUDED?

    • Personal nature expenses (All alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks, hot and cold drinks during rest, lunch and dinner, laundry)
    • Charging electronic devices (If electricity is provided by solar power, charging devices such as Mobile, tablet and laptop will be charged.)
    • Insurance(Your travel insurance)
    • Tipping / gratis for guides, porters and drivers(Tipping is like giving a hug. Although it’s never expected, it’s always very much appreciated.)
    • Unexpected expenses (Expenses arising from unforeseen circumstances beyond the control of Eyes on Nepal such as natural calamities, mishaps or accident)
    • Electric Blanket and hot shower(In mountain lodges)

    CANCELLATION POLICY

    Cancellation policy is only applicable to package tariffs. The cancellation charge will be against the total package cost after deducting non-refundable expenses such as permits, transportation costs, airfare expenses that have been paid as part of the trip.
    • If you cancel your trip 30 days prior to the program start date, 15% cancellation fees of the total package cost will be charged.
    • Any cancelation made 15 days prior to the program start date, 30% cancellation fees of the total package cost will be charge.
    • If you cancel your trip 1 week prior to the program start date, 50% cancellation fees of the total package cost will be charge.
    • cancelation made less than one week prior to the program start date, it will be deemed as no show and hence no refund will be made.
    • You must notify us about cancellation through writing via email.

    Leave Footprints only

    "Leave nothing but foot prints, take nothing but photos & memories"
    • We suggest to stay in locally-owned lodges or tea houses
    • Waste management (We request to bring back all the waste materials you have carried on your way)
    • Kindly respect local culture and dress code.

    Everest base camp trek PHOTOS

    Everest base camp trek MAP

    There are several routes for doing Everest base camp trek. The map for the 13 days Everest Base Camp is given below.

    EVEREST BASE CAMP TREK Itinerary in detail

    Everest Base camp Trek is one of the must-do treks for trekker and adventurer. Here is the day-to-day itinerary for Everest base camp trek, begininng and ending in Kathmandu

    Day 1Kathmandu (1350 m) to Phakding (2610 m)

    Early morning fly to Lukla from Kathmandu which takes about 40 minutes. After arriving in Lukla, we start our trek to Phakding. The trail is up and down all the way to Choplung. The old Jiri to Everest Base Camp trek route joins at Choplung. Continue trek to Ghat which offers great view of Kusum Kanguru (6367m), and then to Phakding (2410m).

     
    Duration

    4 hrs.

     
    Altitude

    2,410M

     
    Meals

    L | D

     
    Accommodation

    Tourist Hotel

    Day 2Phakding to Namche Bazaar (3450m)

    After the early morning breakfast, start trek to Namche. The trail initially follows Dudhkoshi River till suspension bridge. Once crossing this, the view of Mt Thamsherku (6623 mt) appears in front of you. About an hour trek further will reach you to Chumuwa village and then to Monjo village, which is the entry point to Sagarmatha National Park. You will now follow a forest of Pine trees and head towards Jorsalle. From here it is another 3 hrs. uphill ascent to Namche. 

     
    Duration

    6 hrs

     
    Altitude

    3,450M

     
    Meals

    B | L | D

     
    Accommodation

    Mountain lodge

    Day 3Acclimatization at Namche

    We will spend the day acclimatizing to the altitude and weather in Namche. There are multiple optional trips you can choose from.

    1. You can trek up to Khumjung to visit Khumjung village and yak breeding center and then walk down to Hillary School and Khumjung monastery which houses a Yeti Skull. On the way back visit Everest view hotel that the vintage point to view Khumbila, Tabuche, Everest, Lhotse, Peak 38, Ama Damblam, Khangtega, Thamserku and Kusum Kangru
    2. You can hike up to Syangboche and trek to Khunde village where you can visit Nunnery monastery, elderly care point and a hospital. You can see the good view of Khumjung village and Amadablam on your back.
     
    Duration

    6 hrs

     
    Altitude

    3,450M

     
    Meals

    B | L | D

     
    Accommodation

    Mountain lodge

    Day 4Trek from Namche Bazar to Phortse (3950m)

    The route leaving Namche Bazaar quickly heads to Khyangjuma wherein the trail forks into Thyangboche, Khumjung and Gokyo valley. We take the Gokyo valley route which will allow you to witness beautiful views of Thamserku, Kangtega, Ama Dablam and Nuptse. The challenge ahead is to cross Mongla pass located at an altitude of 3980m, where we will have our lunch. After lunch, the trek descends to Phortshe Thenga. Now you will cross Dudhkoshi River and point towards Phortse village passing through rhododendron and pine trees. Phortse village lies on the lap of Tabuche peak (6367m) and is a small Sherpa settlement with great views of Thamsherku and Kangtega.

     
    Duration

    6 hrs

     
    Altitude

    3,950M

     
    Meals

    B | L | D

     
    Accommodation

    Mountain lodge

    Day 5Trek from Phortse (3950mt) to Dingboche (4300mt)

    The trail from Phorste to Dingbochei is almost horizontal via Pangboche. Panboche offers a panoramic view of Kongde range, Thamserku, Khangtega, Malangphulang peak and Ama Dablam, Lotshe and Peak 38.

    Note: Pangboche is spiritual village in Everst region surrounded by pine tree forest. According to local myth, yeti used to live in this village. Most of them were killed due to avalanche and though their body decomposed, their hair eventually give birth to pine trees. No wonder there are so many tall and big pine trees in Pangboche.

    After having lunch at Pangboche we trek for 45 minutes to reach Somare village and another 30 minutes to Bibiro. Instead of taking the Pheriche route, we follow the Imja Valley trail to Dingboche. Dinboche is a vantage point to see Tabuche, Cholatshe, Lobuche peak, Lotshe, Peak 38, island peak, Barunche, Ama dablam, Khangtega and Thamserku peaks.

     
    Duration

    6 hrs

     
    Altitude

    4,300M

     
    Meals

    B | L | D

     
    Accommodation

    Mountain lodge

    Day 6Acclimatization at Dingboche

    This is an acclimatization day in Dingboche. Following are some of the options for side trips.

    1. Nangkarthang Peak(5616m)

    After breakfast, we will hike 3 hrs to Nangarshan view point situated at 5100m. It’s a vintage point to view Tabuche, Cholatshe, Lotshe, peak 38, island peak, Barunche, Makalu, Nangarshan  Amphulapcha pass, Ama dablam, Khangtega and Thamserku and Kongde. After spending some time   taking photographs and enjoying the beauty of nature, we return back to hotel by using same trail.

    Lunch and dinner at the hotel.

    1. Chhukung valley trip

    3 hrs trek from Dingboche will take us to Chhukung village, the gate way to Island peak, Amphulapcha pass and Chhukung Ri.  After having lunch in Chhukung, we return to Dingboche.

    1. Amadablam North east base camp

    It takes almost 5hrs trip to Amadamlam east north basecamp.

     
    Duration

    6 hrs

     
    Altitude

    4,300M

     
    Meals

    B | L | D

     
    Accommodation

    Mountain lodge

    Day 7Dingboche to Lobuche (4950m)

    Initially the trek to Thukla(4600m) is on a level path. The trail is used by yaks so you may encounter with Yak herds here. Another one-hour uphill climb from Thukla takes you to Memorial park. Then it is just 2 hrs. from here to Lobuche. During the trek, you will get 360-degree views of Amadablam, Kangdega, Thamserkhu, Tabuche, Cholatshe, Lobuche east and west, pumori, Lotshe, Pokhalde etc.

    Luch and dinner will be at Lobuche.

     

    Duration

    4 hrs

     
    Altitude

    4,950M

     
    Meals

    B | L | D

     
    Accommodation

    Mountain lodge

    Day 8Lobuche to Gorakshep(5140 m) | Trek to Everest Base camp (5360 m)

    Today you will go all the way uphill to Gorakshep. The journey takes about 4hrs and presents with panoramic view of Khumbu glacier, Lhotse, Pumori, Khumbutse, Everest and Nuptse. The view of Everest becomes more pronounced as we move higher. Lunch will be at Gorakshep.

    Trip to Everest Base camp

    After lunch, we trek to Everst Base Camp which takes about 3 hrs. Trek to Khumbu Glacier covered by moraine and glacier. Clear views of Pumori, Lingtring, Khumbutshe, Everest and Nuptse are all visible.

     

    Duration

    4 hrs

     
    Altitude

    5,360M

     
    Meals

    B | L | D

     
    Accommodation

    Mountain lodge

    Day 9Hike to Kalapathhar(5550 m) and Dingboche(4410 m)

    We will be ready to climb Kalapathhar at about 4 am in the morning. It takes almost 3 hrs. to reach to the top of Kalpatthar (5545m). There is no place on earth perhaps like Kalpathhar to see the panorama of Himalayan peaks which include Lobuche east and west, Pumori, Lingtring, Khumbutse Everst, Nuptse, Pokalde, Ama dablam, Khantega and Thamserku. You will get back to Gorakshep for your brunch after which you will trek down to Dingboche via Lobuche and Thukla.

    Day 10Dingboche to Thyangboche(3860 m)

    Today trek for 4 hrs. to reach Thyangboche via Pangboche. Once in Panboche we turn left towards Milingo and then cross the suspension bridge over Imja Khola. The trail goes through rhododendron forest and reaches Thyanboche which is home to 16th century Thyangboche Monastery, the largest stupa in Everest region. The monastery also consists of the footprint of Sagadawa Rimpoche who meditated in the monastery.

    Day 11Thyangboche to Monju(2850)

    The trail from Thyangboche to Namche is of about 4 hrs duration. You will trek down to Phungi Thenga and then cross the suspension bridge over Dudh Koshi. The trek passes through Sannsas and Khyangjuma and drops down to Namche. Lunch will be served at Namche. After some rest we head down to Chautara catching the last view of Mt. Everest. Continue donhill trek to Larcha Dovan(where Dudh koshi and Bhote Koshi meets) and cross the famous Hilari bridge to head to Jorsalle and then to Monjo.

    Day 12Monjo to Lukla(2860m)

    It will take 45 min trek from Monjo to Benkar crossing suspension bridge twice. Another 30 minutes trek will reach you Ghattekhola and then to Phakding. Further you go past Ghat, Thadokoshi, Chuuklung and finally to Lukla. The trail follows Dudkoshi river partly going through pine and oak forests.

    Day 13Lukla to Kathmandu(1300m)

    After early morning tea, you will catch 40 minutes flight to Kathmandu. On your arrival in Kathmandu, you will be driven to your hotel where you can enjoy delicious brunch with drinks. We toast the drinks in celebration of your success.

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    EVEREST BASE CAMP TREK Packing List

    This checklist helps you decide what to pack for your trip. Smart packing makes travel fun.

    Packing list Summer season

    In the Summer, the temperature during day reaches to 20 degree Celsius while it is 5 degree Celsius in the morning/evening. During morning and evening, it becomes a bit chilly. Very rarely does the temperature drops to 0 degree Celsius, due to unexpected turn in weather. While trekking you should travel as light as possible so we advise to carry less gadgets and belongings. Below is a list of items you need to include:
    • Day backpack
    • Sunglasses
    • Sunscreen
    • Sun Hat
    • Shorts
    • T-shirts (Quick dry)
    • Multi-uses neck warmer
    • Sweat/cotton pants
    • Thermal wear
    • Full sleeve shirt
    • Fleece Jacket
    • Down jacket (0 DC)
    • Socks
    • Gloves
    • Poncho
    • Towel
    • Head light
    • Hand sanitizer
    • Books (during road journey)
    • Waterproof jacket (wind stopper)
    • International travel plug (to charge your gadgets)
    • Waterproof Trekking boots

    Packing list winter season

    In the Winter, the day temperature can go up to 15 degree Celsius as opposed to below 0 degree Celsius in the morning/evening. In extreme weather conditions, temperature could drop below -5 degree Celsius. While trekking you should travel as light as possible so we advise to carry less gadgets and belongings. Below is a list of items you need to include:
    • Day backpack
    • Sunglasses
    • Sunscreen
    • Sun Hat
    • T-shirt (quick dry)
    • Multi-uses Neck warmer
    • Full sleeve shirt
    • Full sleeve shirt
    • Sweat/cotton pants
    • Thermal wear
    • Down jacket (-10 DC)
    • Socks
    • Waterproof Gloves
    • Poncho
    • Towel
    • bed liner
    • Hand Sanitizer
    • Head light
    • Crampon
    • Reading book
    • Waterproof jacket (wind stopper)
    • Waterproof Trekking boots
    • International travel plug (to charge your gadgets)

    EON(EYES ON NEPAL) PROVIDES

    We provides some essential and common gears that can be used again. Eyes On Nepal wont charge for it.
    • Sleeping bag
    • Water bottle
    • Trekking poles
    • Duffel bags
    • Rain Poncho
    • First aid
    • Down Jacket(Not suggest due to hygiene & size)

    Trekking to Everest Base Camp is for many a lifetime experience. The goal of the trek is to walk through Everest region and reach Everest Base Camp, located at the altitude of 5,364 meters. The trek will present you with full of spectacular views of tallest mountains in the world, sublime biodiversity and amazing hospitality of local Sherpa community.

    Everest Base Camp Trek is second most visited area by trekkers after Annapurna region. Everest, Cho Oyu, Nuptse, Ama Dablma, Thamserku, Island Peak are some of the peaks you will witness up close. You will also make a memorable visit to Namche, Tyangboche Monastery, Hillary School and Sagarmatha National Park, the latter being a world heritage site.

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    15 Days – 30 USD
    30 Days – 50 USD
    90 Days – 125 USD
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    What permits are required to do Everest Base camp trek?

    Visitors (trekkers) are required mandatorily to carry three permits for Everest Base Camp trek.

    Local Entrance Permit: Khumbu Pasang Lhamu Rural Municipality in Solukhumbu district issues Entrance Permit locally to trekkers upon the payment of NPR 2000 or US$20 per person for four weeks stay and NPR 2500 if more than four weeks. The permits can be obtained at the municipality office directly.

    TIMS Card: Trekking information management system(TIMS) card is another permit trekkers are required to acquire for EBC trek. TIMS Card is issued by both Trekking Agencies’ Association of Nepal (TAAN) and Nepal Tourism Board (NTB) and can be obtained from their respective offices in Kathmandu. It costs NPR 1000 (US$10) per person

    Sagarmatha National Park Entry Permit: This park permit is available from Nepal Tourism Board office in Kathmandu or Monjo in Solukhumbu district at the cost of NPR 3000 or US$30 per person.

    Note: We will arrange all the permits for you before your arrival in Nepal.

    Note: The Park Permit is free for children under 10 years of age.

    Fourth (Optional) Permit

    Gauri Shankar Conservation Area Permit: This permit is only applicable to those trekkers who are starting EBC trek from Jiri. The short section from ….. to ….. falls within the Gauri Shankar Conservation Area and hence the need for permit.  The permit is available at the cost of NPR 3000 or US$30 per person.

    Accommodation on Everest Base camp Trek

    Everest Base Camp trek is the most popular and prominent trekking trail in Nepal. Here you will plenty of well-equipped tea houses (lodges) as well as luxury hotels along all points of the trek. Trekkers will have a variety of accommodation to choose from cheap lodges to sophisticated hotels for their comfortable stay.

    Tea Houses (Lodge) Accommodation in Everest Base camp trek.

    Tea houses are lodges specially designed to provide comfortable and affordable rest-place for trekkers. The lodges on the trails of EBC trek are comfortable, warm and affordable. Rooms are available on a twin-sharing basis. Each room comes with two beds, small table or a chair but usually without attached bathroom. In Lobuche and Pheriche, some lodges provide room with attached toilet. The beds have mattresses, pillows, bed sheets, and some blankets. Almost all lodges provide gas-heated hot showers whereas some offer buckets filled with hot water for bathing purposes. Wifi is freely available in nearly all lodges in the Khumbu (Everest) region. For charging your mobile phone, torch and other electronics, it is highly recommended to bring your own power banks.

    Because they are limited in numbers, good lodges often pre-booked or booked in advance.

    Luxury Lodge Accommodation in Everest Base camp trek.

    Luxury Tea House accommodation offers privilege lifestyle in Everest region for those trekkers who can afford it. They come with highly comfortable bed with electric heating attached to it, bigger room with attached bathroom and 24 hr hot water & charging facilities. These luxury rooms certainly come at a price. Currently you can enjoy luxury accommodation in Lukla, Phakdng, Monjo, Namche, Debuche and Pangboche.

    Pre-booking rooms especially in Luxury Lodges is a must so as to ensure that trekkers get all the mentioned facilities provided by the lodge.

    Camping Accommodation in Everest region.

    Camping trek is also possible in Everest region. It is generally common for Everest expedition teams to do camping trek. Tents are used for accommodation, cooking, sleeping, resting and as toilets. A special cooking staff will prepare food for expedition members and porters are employed to carry tents and other logistics.

    Food during Everest Base camp Trek

    Today, a range of food is available for trekkers on Everest Base Camp trek. But because Everest region sits at high altitude and everything has to be transported either on airplane, by porters or on yaks, food are relatively expensive. Nepali rice and lentils, soups, Momos, fried rice, dishes, noodles, Tsampa, spaghetti, spring rolls are available during the trek. The prices fo the same item of food increases with increasing altitude.

    In comparison to other trekking areas, the quality and quantity of food available in Everest region is better. Those trekking in Everest region are recommended to choose locally-produced organic vegetables and cereals over meat items owing to the high cost of the latter in transporting and preserving in high-altitude region.

    Drinking water during Everest Base camp Trek

    Bottled water and Jars are highly used by trekkers on the EBC trek. They can be easily purchase from local stores along the trekking trail.

    Boiled Water on the other hand are the safest- they are offered by lodges upon request and is often charged a certain price.

    The third option is to use local water collected from local streams/rivers for drinking. This can be made drinkable by adding water purification tablets or chlorine dioxide before drinking. But due to its strong smell, trekkers often avoid drinking this type of water which can result in dehydration. So we highly recommend to use boiling water at all times.

    How difficult is Everest base camp trek?

    Everest Base Camp trek has been graded moderate on difficulty scale. It means that the trek is not easy but at the same time not very adventurous. EBC trek can be done by all age groups of people, from teenagers to seniors. No prior trekking experience is required; however, participants must be fit and healthy and able to walk.

    When is the best time to trek to Everest Base Camp?

    Spring and Autumn are considered the best seasons for tourism activities in Nepal. Especially, the months of March, April and October and November are finest for trekking in the mountains, as the weather is calm and balmy: it is neither too cold nor too hot. You will trek mostly under clear and blue skies with high visibility which allows you catch spectacular views of snow-capped mountains. You will also enjoy fresh air amidst lush green forests and vegetation and the trails are easily walkable with far less risk of avalanches and landslides.

    Weather in Everest region

    Weather - Temperature in Everest Base Camp

    Nepal commonly hosts 4 seasons: Spring (March, April and May), Summer (June, July, August), Autumn (September, October, November) and Winter season (December, January, February). Generally, due to its high altitude, weather in Everest Base Camp is much colder than rest of the country. Even in summer the temperature during the day is below 20 degrees Celsius, maximum. In Winter the temperature can drop below zero during day and up to -20 degree at night.

    Rainfall in Everest Base Camp
    Therefore, expect to face harsh temperatures and winds if you are planning to reach higher altitude above Namche. The temperature at the Everest Base Camp rarely gets above freezing throughout the year, and the biting winds that blow across the Himalayas make the temperatures feel even colder. The coldest months of the year are from December to February, when temperatures drop well below freezing. Trekking in Everest region is best during Spring or Autumn when temperatures are warmer and the visibility is clear to witness tallest mountain peaks.

    Spring at Everest Base Camp.

    Spring at Everest Base camp is one of the best time to visit. The weather is generally balmy with clear skies and few clouds so visibility of the summit is much better. Temperatures may not be as high as summer, but it is still warm enough to be comfortable.

    Monsoon at Everest Base camp.

    The monsoon season sees a much higher rainfall at EBC than throughout the rest of the year. Temperatures are high, reaching up to around 22 degrees, but the higher rainfall can make the area muddy along with poor visibility.
    Spring at Everest Base Camp

    Autumn at Everest Base Camp.

    The autumn season is another great time to visit EBC, with the skies being clear once more after the monsoon rains and the landscape still as lush and verdant as ever. Bright sunshine is warming, with highs of up to 17 degrees, though the winds can still be strong and cold, making it feel cooler.

    Winter at Everest Base Camp.

    Winter is the coldest time of year at EBC, though January is actually the coldest month, with an average temperature of around -10°C through the season. Despite being the middle of winter, there is often little snow around EBC, and it is still possible to travel to the base camp easily, even in January.

    Everest Base Camp Vs. Annapurna Base camp: Which is best?

    Trekking in Annapurna Region is much easier than Everest region. To begin with you can easily find a land transport to take you to the starting point of Annapurna Base Camp trek. consists of lots of villages in the journey which makes the trip easier and facilities are also easily available,

    Whereas to trek to Everest base camp, trekkers must board a flight from Kathmandu to Lukla, albeit a short one. Trekkers will also need to constantly deal with elevation level of 4000-5000m in Everest Base Camp trek. Annapurna Base Camp trek on the other hand makes a gradual and easy approach to the base camp.

    However, both ABC trek and EBC trek are on well-beaten trail and both trekking trails have plenty of choices to offer in terms of accommodation and food.

    Everest Base Camp cost for Nepali and Indian travellers

    Nepal offers warm hospitality to all international travelers without any discrimination. But Nepali and Indians enjoy one big advantage while travelling in Nepal: They are entitled to some discounts on flight fare as well as tourism permits such as National Park fees.  However, the cost for food, hotel accommodation, guides and porters will be same for every tourist as most commodities including food have to be brought in by airplane, porter or mules.

    Cell service, internet or WIFI during Everest Base Camp trek

    The importance of phone and internet connection is high when trekking or holidaying in remote mountain regions. Today, the coverage of mobile phone and internet has reached every nooks and corners of Nepal.

    Cellular phone (mobile phone) connections are available everywhere along the Everest Base Camp trekking route. However, major places like Lukla, Namche and Tyangboche have excellent mobile connection as opposed to other areas where the network signal is occasionally poor.

    Regular WIFI connection is available in the entire Everest region for accessing internet and emails. All tea houses and lodges on the Everest trekking route provide regular and reliable WIFI connection.

    Everest Link, a private IT company, provides WIFI data package at a reasonable cost. The WIFI package is highly reliable and can be easily accessed from any part of Everest trekking route.

    FAQS

    What do you see from Everest Base Camp?

    Everest Base Camp offers spectacular views of Pumori, Lingtren, Khumbutse, Changtse, and Nuptse. During tourist season, EBC turns into a scene of tents, trekkers and climbers. From Nepal, you can access the south side of EBC, while the North side of EBC is only accessible from Tibet.

    Can you do EBC trek solo?

    Yes, Everest Base Camp trek is safe for solo trekkers. The biggest risk for any trekker in the Everest Base Camp Trek is the High-Altitude Sickness. So, knowing how to avoid HAS and acclimatizing well with high altitude is very essential. This is why taking an experienced guide is highly recommended even for solo trekker.

    Is it must to hire porter for trekking such as trek to Everest?

    Yes, hiring a porter when trekking is a must and it is especially true for higher altitude areas like Everest region. Normally, trekking is taken up for fun and excitement, not to suffer. It is tough enough to carry backpacks when trekking in higher elevation as the weight appear to feel heavier than usual. So if you wish to enjoy trek and feel the beauty of mountains, we do advise trekkers to hire porter. Porters will carry your backpack so you can relax and enjoy the trek.

    In addition, hiring porters is cheap in Nepal and by doing so you will also help generate employment for poor communities. Your one decision can make or break bread for Nepali hands.

    How hard is Everest Base Camp Trek?

    Everest Base Camp trek is categorized as strenuous trek. Therefore, it is necessary for trekkers to carry out good planning to make the trek successful. This is a high-altitude trek so care must be given to proper acclimatization. Having said that, Everest Base Camp trek is a achieve-able trek.

    How long is the hike to Everest Base Camp?

    Everest Base Camp trek is 12 to 13 days program, beginning from Kathmandu-Lukla and back. Those starting the EBC trek from Jiri, it would take 3 weeks to complete the trek.

    How much does an Everest Base Camp Trek cost?

    Due to lack of transportation facility, all services and goods for Everest Base Camp trek is bit expensive. The cost for Everest Base Camp trek is normally around US$1350.

    Is Everest Base Camp Trek worth it?

    Everest Base Camp trek is absolutely worth it, when it comes to both experience and sense of satisfaction. After all trekking in famed Everest region is a matter of pride and glory for most visitors. For adventure and nature lovers, Everest experience is simply unmatched and unprecedented.

    How much does it cost to climb Mt. Everest?

    Climbing Everest is a dream that many holds. No matter how physically fit and keen interest you may have, for many of us, climbing Everest is beyond our reach. This is simply because the cost of climbing Mt. Everest is beyond our financial capability. The average cost of climbing Mt. Everest in 2022 was about US$60000 and the expenses might go up to US$200,000 when all other risks are taken into consideration

    How long does it take to climb Mt. Everest?

    Weather plays an instrumental role when it comes to the duration of climbing Mt. Everest. Usually, it takes 40 days to complete Mt. Everest climbing, if everything happens according to plan. Otherwise, it could easily take up to 3 months.

    What is the total length or distance to Everest base camp trek?

    The length or distance of Everest Base Camp trek, starting from Lukla all the way to Everest Base Camp is 65 Km or 130 Km both ways.

    How to climb Mt. Everest for free?

    You cannot climb Mt. Everest for free because of all the various costs involved. And there is the government royalty each climber has to pay for climbing Mt. Everest. This royalty makes up chunk of the climbing expenses. But then, if you are serious and very keen on climbing for free, there is one way out: If you can gather 15 climbers who are ready to pay all the fees, then as a bonus, you could get a place for free for one person in the expedition team.

    How risky or dangerous is Everest Base Camp trek?

    It would be naïve to say that Everest Base Camp trek is not challenging. However, given you properly follow trekking instructions and acclimatize well, Everest Base Camp trek will be quite rewarding. Avoid getting High Altitude Sickness, drink adequate water, go slow and steady and follow the advice of your guide. You will walk from 5-7 hrs every day depending on which section of the trail you are in and how high the altitude is. In case of emergencies, quick helicopter rescue services can be organized in coordination of your trekking company.

    Do you have to train for Everest base camp trek?

    No special training is required for Everest Base Camp trek. But it does help if you can keep your health in shape by walking, jogging or engaging in any other physical exercise at your home. Climbing stairs, walking up a hill could help a lot.

    Is Everest Base Camp trek harder than Annapurna Base Camp trek?

    Yes, Everest Base Camp trek is much more challenging than Annapurna Base Camp trek. It is also more adventurous given the a rough terrain.

    How cold is it at Everest base camp?

    Everest Base Camp trek is best recommended during Spring (March, April, May) or Autumn (September, October, November) seasons. During these two seasons, the average temperature in Everest region vary between -15 to 20 degree Celsius depending on how higher altitude you are. The higher the altitude, the lower the temperature.

    What is the height of Everest Base Camp?

    The height of Everest Base Camp is 5364m. It is stands on the lap of Mt. Everest (8848m), the tallest mountain in the world. It is called Base Camp because it is used by the mountaineers as the first base to launch their Everest climb.

    Has anyone died trekking to Everest base camp?

    In the last 50 years history of EBC trekking, very few people have died in this trekking region. Most of them died due to High Altitude Sickness which arose from lack of adequate preparation on the trekkers and organizer’s part.

    How long is Everest base camp trek?

    It can range anywhere between 12 to 20 days, depending on one’s itinerary. Experienced trekkers and especially Sherpa climbers are adept at finishing the trek in less time.

    Do you need to hire guide/porter for Everest Base Camp trek?

    We highly recommend trekkers who are planning to do Everest Base Camp trek to take experienced guide or porter along. This is for ensuring not just your total safety but also enrich your trekking experience. Guide and porter will give you correct guidance, offer you first-hand information on local culture and nature, and help you properly acclimatize so that you complete the trek successfully.

    What are the symptoms of HAS(High Altitude Sickness) during the high-altitude trek such as Everest Base camp trekking?

    Trekkers and mountain travelers are occasionally suffer from High Altitude Sickness (HAS) which is caused by loss of oxygen in higher altitude. Those who are not properly acclimatize have high chances of getting HAS. This condition if not properly attended may become fatal. The symptoms of HAS are as follows: headache, dizziness, feeling or being sick, tiredness, loss of appetite and shortness of breath.

    One is likely to develop these symptoms within 24 hrs of crossing over 2500m altitude. This can affect all tourists irrespective of age, sex or age.

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    cathywish2018

    Group Traveller

    EBC Trek in Nepal- thank you!
    Booked EBC Trek with Angie and I knew I have made the right choice. They provided us with warm sleepingbag(better than mine, ended up I did not use my own but used theirs and I gave my sleeping bag to my porter at end of the trek). You need -20 degree sleeping bag and they provide to us at FOC.

    All lodges and hotels during the trek are of the best I knew because we have talked with others, they told us about their lodges and we felt lucky to engage Eyes On Nepal be caused they really provide us the best available option.

    Our guide – Deepak took good care of us and always care for everything and anything. He always make sure we eat enough, drunk enough water and provide us even pramoganate everyday so we have enough energy to complete the trek.

    Experience of this trek is amazing, views along the trekking trail has no words to describe, and that is one of the best experience ever.

    Thanks to Eyes on Nepal and the team. Without them, we can’t complete it. Salute to our guide and porters, we barely can walk but for them even carry a 20kg on their back, they still can walk as if nothing burden them. These are the greatest person ever.

    Than you.. Will be back for Mustang Trek soon and sure will engage Eyes on Nepal for it.

    vivegananthan

    Group Traveller

    Outstanding Trip with excellent service provider: Everest Base Camp Trek
    Wanting to make go on Everest Base Camp Trek, I asked around a few people who has been on the trek, I decided to engage Eyes on Nepal based on personal recommendation by a friend who went last year…

    I made the right decision as the owner Siddartha provided detailed advise on the itinerary and also the type of clothing we should have. His package provided sleeping bags and downjackets which made out trek comfortable even in chilly weather.

    I would highly recommend Eyes on Nepal for Everest Base Camp trek or any other tour packages in Nepal. They are very reliable and provide excellent value for money.

    Looking forward to another trip to Nepal with Siddartha and his Eyes on Nepal.
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    Tifanny & Jordan

    Couple Traveller

    Outstanding trip and service!
    My wife and I booked the Everest Base Camp trek ~14days/13nights. Eyes on Nepal was very prompt and communicative via email prior to our trip. I am vegetarian and my wife is vegan, and they assured us they could accommodate our meal preferences on the trek. My wife also loves to figure skate high altitude alpine lakes, so we asked if this would be possible on the trek. They again assured us they would help us as best possible to seek out this opportunity in the safest way possible.

    The trek package includes all transportation to and from the airport, and all meals and accommodations for the 14 days. We met our guide Narayan as well as the Eyes on Nepal owner Siddarth on the first night upon arrival. They made sure we had all of the right clothing and equipment as well as answered any questions prior to the trek.

    We did no realize that in flying from Kathmandu to Lukla you need perfect weather, so it took us a couple days to get into Lukla before our trek. We were worried about having time to complete the trek, so Siddarth came to the airport and helped negotiate a helicopter service to get into Lukla. This type of 1:1 hands-on service was very representative of our experience with both the owner Siddartha and our guide Narayan – which I believe sets this company apart from others.

    Our experience was then fantastic starting the trek. Narayan set us up with a porter to lighten our load, and we discussed how we wanted to go at a faster pace to possibly have more days in Kathmandu after the trek. We ended up doing the trek in 8 days, all thanks to our wonderful guide and porter! Along the way, we found some frozen ponds for my wife to skate on and met wonderful people from around the world. Our guide had at least 10 years of experience, and he was knowledgeable about our myriad questions regarding the trek and Nepalese life and culture. He was very fluent in English and ensured that our experience was unforgettable. He was also vigilant about our meals making sure that we had all vegan meals for my wife.

    Lastly, when in Namche, Eyes on Nepal rented a big winter jacket for my wife since it was still early season and the mornings and nights were cold. Overall, we had a fantastic experience with Eyes on Nepal and highly recommend it for anyone interested in going to Nepal!
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    Tayson S

    Group Traveller

    Great Holiday Planned by Eyes On Nepal
    We booked the EBC Trek with Eyes On Nepal.

    We emailed a lot before confirming this trek. I was amazed by the quick response, and professionality of the email coresponses. Many advises were given to us before the trek thus we have enough preparations before the EBC Trek.

    All of us were very happy at the services received. The guide is good, porter is good, food is good, accomodations is basic but overall is good.

    Cold up there at the mountains, we have sleeping bags and down jackets provided by Eyes On Nepal team, although still feeling cold but overall nothing to complain about.

    Smiling faces, helpful staffs, quick response, a lot of knowledge about the mountains given by the guide to us.

    Overall, the services provided are good. I will come back again next year with friends.

    Recommending for all who look for any tours on ground in Nepal, or any treks on ground in Nepal.

    Heard that they do Bhutan and India Tour too. Will come back for more for sure.

    Thanks again for all. We have good times in Nepal.
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    honeyhonter

    Solo Traveller

    Reliable trekking agency in Nepal
    I had an excellent Mt. Everest Base camp trek with Eyes On Nepal Tours and Treks. They provided me a very experience guide with lots of knowledge about trekking. He made my trip easier and comfortable. Eyes On Nepal team were very professional since I contacted them. They organized good hotel, restaurant and activities.
    Thank you for arranging my trip.
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