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Everest Base Camp Trek Itinerary – 14 Days

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Are you keen to watch the wonders of the Great Everest? The 14 Days Everest Base Camp Trek is one of the most popular Himalayan treks in Nepal. It is the trek for the lifetime.

The trek is a super adventurous journey to witness the beauty of the great Himalayas. It leads you into the heart of the world’s highest Mt. Everest Base Camp 5364m. The trek rewards you with incredible views of Khumbu Ice Falls and many Glaciers.

The E.B. C. Trekking with Exciting Nepal is culturally enticing. During the EBC trek, you can witness the Himalayan Sherpa Culture and traditions.

The old-age cultures and customs of Buddhist religion are admirable. We will come across the beautiful monasteries.

There are many Sherpa villages en route. The villages and lifestyle of people are inspiring. The main settlements in the Khumbu are Lukla, Phakding, Monjo, Namche, Khunde, Khumjung, Thame, Thyangboche, Pangboche, and Phortse.

The trek passes through amazing mountain valleys and ridges. Along the route, we will see the lush jungles of Rhododendrons. Walking on these trails during Spring is a magical experience. Also, there are various springs and waterfalls in some parts of the trek.

The towering Himalayas are the major attraction of the trek. The trek rewards trekkers with uncountable vistas of astounding snowy peaks. Some of them are Mt. Everest 8848m Mt. Lhotse 8516m, Mt. Nuptse 7855m, Amadablam 6812m, Kangtenga 6782m, Thamserku 6623m, Kwangde 6011m, and Kusum Kanguru 6373m.

Note: If you have limited time but you still want to trek to the Everest Base Camp, we have an option for you. Go for our Short Everest Base Camp Trek. We also organize the Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour. Besides, Mountain flight to Everest is also a great option.

Trip Highlight of 14 Days Everest Base Camp Trek

  • The trek to the base camp of the highest peak in the world, Mt. Everest.
  • The short and exciting Mountain Flight to and from the Lukla Airport.
  • Astonishing views of Mt. Everest, Khumbu Glacier, and Khumbu Icefall.
  • The biggest Buddhist monastery in the Everest region, the Tengboche monastery.
  • Kala Patthar, the best viewpoint of Mt. Everest, Khumbu Glacier, and Khumbu Icefall.
  • The remarkable vistas of biggest glacier in Nepal: Khumbu glacier.
  • Sagarmatha National Park, a natural UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Best Time for Everest Base Camp Trek

The time of Autumn (September, October, November) and Spring (March, April, May) is the best time for the Everest Base Camp trek. During these times, the weather remains stable for long.

There are lower risks of drastic variations in weather and climate in Everest. Also, the atmosphere is clear, and so are the surrounding vistas.

The Everest Base Camp trek 14 Days is doable all year around. You will have a comfortable Everest Base Camp Trek while trekking during the best times. However, trekking in Winter and Monsoon is quite hard. The lumps of snow over the trails and the extreme cold of winter is hard to resist.

During monsoon, the trails become wet and slippery. Above that, you are likely to see lots of pests and bugs on the trekking trails, including the leeches.

Everest Base Camp Trek Difficulty

  • E. B. C. trek is a high altitude trek. The trekking trails aren’t even. There can be some difficult sharp ascends. Lots of EBC trekkers suffer from altitude sickness while trying to gain more altitude in a day. You should walk slowly. Maintain your own pace of the walk. Most important, get proper acclimatization.
  • If you are a beginner, choosing the EBC trek to begin is not a good idea. Everest region is tricky. The frequent weather changes are very common. The trek is difficult to even those who have several trekking experiences. Previous trekking experience is a boon.
  • EBC is a long trek, nearly 62 kilometers from Lukla. You will have to walk for 8 to 9 hours a day sometimes. The trek demands a good physique and a strong mentality. Get some physical fitness training before you go on the trek.
  • The EBC trail consists of rugged sections. Some trekkers get blisters on their feet because of uncomfortable hiking shoes. Make sure you wear a comfortable one. You are going on a long duration trek to a remote part of Nepal.

Everest Base Camp Trek Elevation and Altitude Profile

Everest Base Camp Trek Elevation and Altitude Profile

Our E.B.C. 14 Days starts at Lukla, 2800m. We lose some altitude when we trek to Phakding, 2652. From Phakding, the elevation keeps on ascending till we reach the largest elevation. Kala Patthar, 5554m is the highest elevation on the trek.

From Phakding, the trek follows Monjo (2840m) – Namche Bazaar (3440)- Kyangjuma (3570m) – Tengboche (3860m).

From Tengboche, we ascend to Pheriche (4280m) – village of Dingboche (4360m) – Dughla (4600m) – Lobuche (4940m) – Gorkhshep (5170m). Finally, we will reach the Everest Base Camp (5364m).

After the visit to Kalapathar, we descend down to Dingboche (4360m) – Namche Bazaar, and finally to Lukla.

Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu. (1300m)

Day 02: Free and arrangement day.

Day 03: Fly from Kathmandu to Lukla (2860m) then trek to Phakding (2804m), 10 KM Approx.

Day 04: Trek from Phakding to Namche Bazaar (3445m), 4 KM Approx.

Day 05: Rest Day in Namche Bazaar.

Day 06: Trek from Namche Bazaar to Tengboche (3850m), 9.5 KM Approx.

Day 07: Trek from Tengboche to Dingboche (4350m) 11 KM Approx.

Day 08: Acclimatization in Dingboche / Explore Around.

Day 09: Trek from Dingboche to Lobuche (4950m)

Day 10: Trek from Lobuche to Gorakshep (5160m). Trek to Everest Base Camp 5,364 m and Down to Gorakshep.

Day 11: Trek from Gorak Shep to Kalapathar (5554m). Trek down to Pheriche (4371m)

Day 12: Trek from Pheriche to Namche Bazaar

Day 13: Trek from Namche Bazaar to Lukla

Day 14: Fly from Lukla to Kathmandu

Everest Base Camp Trek Itinerary - 14 Days

Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu. (1300m)

You will land at the Tribhuvan International Airport, Kathmandu. Our Airport representative will be standing with a sign of our company. Our private tourist bus will be waiting for you too. We will receive you and will escort you to your hotel.

Take some rest. Overnight in Kathmandu.

Day 02: Free and Arrangement Day

Today is your second day here in Nepal. You will have a free day for shopping, sightseeing around Kathmandu (opt.), or planning your trip.

Get some trekking accessories and gears if you have to. You can buy or rent them at some shops in Thamel. If you need some snacks for the trek, buy them as well.

You can also go sightseeing around Kathmandu. Seven out of Ten World Heritage sites are here in Kathmandu. You can go on a day tour in Kathmandu.

Apart from shopping or touring, you will have a pre-trip meeting today at our office. You will meet with your trek guide and the fellow trekkers.

Please bring your passport, passport-size photos. Include a copy of your travel insurance policy. We may need them. Clear the due balance, if any.

Overnight in Kathmandu.

Day 03: Fly from Kathmandu to Lukla, 2860m then Trek to Phakding

Flight Duration: 40 to 45 minutes

Trek Duration: 5 to 6 hours

Trek Distance: 10 kilometers

Max Altitude: 2860 meters

Have an early morning breakfast in Kathmandu. Our staff will get you to the Tribhuvan International Airport.

Board on the domestic plane to Lukla airport. The flight is a short duration flight. You will see the aerial views of different cultural monuments in the Kathmandu valley. Also, you will see splendid views of the mountains.

The flight is adventurous. The moment when the flight lands over narrow airstrips in Lukla airport is thrilling. After arriving in Lukla, we will meet our porters and other staff.

Now, we will start to trek from Lukla to Monzo. We walk over the trail that start with a descent. After walking for a couple of hours from Lukla, we will reach the Dudh Kosi River. The river comes from the glaciers and the water has a chalky color.

We will walk on the trail following the river till we reach Phakding. The trek to Phakding is easier as the road is flat with little ups and downs. On the way, we will see more donkeys than yaks. They carry loads up for trekkers and climbers.

Overnight in Phakding.

Day 04: Trek from Phakding to Namche Bazaar, 3445m

Trek Duration: 3 to 4 hours

Trek Distance: 4 kilometers

Max Altitude: 3445 meters

From Phakding, we set off north to Monzo. We continue to trek uphill, passing through several villages. We will see small shops and tea houses along the way.

From Phakding, we walk through Zamphuti and Benkar to Monjo. We will walk on the suspension bridges over the Dudh Koshi river twice. Finally, we will reach Monjo.

Monjo is a small village in the Everest region. It lies towards the north of Phakding. It sits in the Dudh Kosi river valley towards the south of Jorsale.

Now, we walk towards the south of the Monzo village. We will follow a trail to Jorasele.

Enjoying the sunrise view over the mountains, we start walking uphill. We will walk through the forest of Rhododendrons.

Before reaching Jorasele, we will enter Sagarmatha National Park. The national park is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. We will take a short break in the town of Jorasele.

From Jorasele, it’s a 600-meter climb to Namche. The trail is quite steep, rugged, and tough. We will reach the Khumbu river. The river is beautiful with clean blue water.

We will walk across the Khumbu river over a suspension bridge. We will see Tabuche, the first major snow-capped peak in the trek.

We start ascending uphill after crossing the bridge. This part of the walk is the hardest of today. It will take almost 2 hours to reach the first viewpoint of Everest.

On walking further, we will finally reach Namche. Namche is a great town in the Khumbu region. We will see lots of small stores in Namche. They sell a wide range of items. You can get anything, from souvenirs to trekking gear.

The place is also famous for its local Yak Cheese. We will also see people selling general groceries. There are many restaurants, coffee shops, and bars also.

Overnight in Namche.

Day 05: Rest Day in Namche Bazaar.

Trek Duration: 2 to 3 hours

Trek Distance: 800 meters

Max Altitude: 3440 meters

Today is an acclimatization and exploration day. Rest days aren’t for lying in and rest. During acclimatization days, we trek high during days and sleep low during the nights.

We will ascend above Namche towards the Everest View Hotel. The climb is steep at first but it becomes easier after a while.

We will reach Khunde, a large Sherpa village. We will then walk towards Khumjung. Khumjung is a wealthy area with good houses. From Khumjung, we will see beautiful views of Mt. Ama Dablam.

A little walk uphill from Khumjung will take us to the famous Everest View Hotel. The hotel exhibits splendid views of Mt. Everest, Lhotse and Ama Dablam.

We will spend some time at the hotel and will return back to Namche Bazaar for an overnight stay.

Day 06: Trek from Namche Bazaar to Tengboche (3850m)

Trek Duration: 5 to 6 hours

Trek Distance: 9.5 kilometers

Max Altitude: 3975 meters

We will depart early in the morning from Namche Bazaar towards Tengboche. Today, we will see lots of amazing sceneries. Today, we will meet an altitude of 3850m.

While trekking along the trail, we will see lots of Buddhist monuments. We will see small Gompas and Buddhist Stupas.

The trail follows contour from Namche. We will walk across the stone steps to reach the Mongla Pass, 3975 m. On the way, we will get the most real views of Mt. Ama Dablam. Rejoicing the vista, we will descend towards the Dudh Koshi River.

After arriving at the river, the trail again ascends uphill. After a few hours climb, we reach the Tengboche Village. The trail is beautiful. We will walk through the lustrous Rhododendron forests.

After we reach the Tengboche village, we will check into a tea house. Now, we again trek uphill towards the Tengboche monastery.

Tengboche monastery is the biggest monastery in the Khumbu region. The Monastery opens at 3:00 pm. The evening chants and prayers in the monastery are spiritual.

After observing the Buddhist ceremony and prayers, we watch out for the sunset views. The monastery site exhibits a fantastic panorama of the surrounding Himalayas. The sugar coated peaks like Mt. Everest, Nuptse, Lhotse, Ama Dablam, and Thamserku looks enchanting during sunset.

After viewing the marvelous vistas, we will walk down to the Tengboche village. Overnight in Tengboche.

Day 07: Trek from Tengboche to Dingboche (4350m)

Trek Duration: 5 to 6 hours

Trek Distance: 11 kilometers

Max Altitude: 4350 meters

Today, we will continue trekking through the lush alpine forests. We will walk across several small villages en route. Walking across the villages, you can witness the lifestyle of the locals. The people are cheerful and ready to help.

Our trek begins with a descent through the rhododendron forests. Now, an uphill path follows the descent. We ascend through the lush forests of Birch, Conifer, and Rhododendron.

We will pass the Khumbila Khola valley and will ascend towards the ridge line. The surrounding landscapes are awe striking. We will also see Mt. Taboche, Mt. Nuptse, Mt. Cholatse, and many others.

While trekking we can admire the good views of Mt. Everest, Lhotse, and Ama Dablam. Before arriving at Pangboche, we walk downhill to Debuche and cross the Imja Khola.

We will start walking over the Pangboche trail. The Himalayan vista is admirable. The Pangboche Monastery is an attraction of the entire trek today.

We will continue walking to the Imja Valley and Lobuche River. Now comes the final ascent to Dingboche village.

We will notice a varying landscape as we reach Dingboche. There are no trees, but low shrubs. Dingboche is a famous summer settlement. We will see lots of yaks grazing over the sloppy cliffs.

It is a picturesque village. We will see the fields of Barley, Potato, and Buckwheat. There are stone walls built around the fields in Dingboche. The walls protect the crops from icy winds and grazing animals.

Also, we will see some amazing views of Lhotse, Amadablam, and Taboche.

Overnight in Dingboche.

Day 08: Acclimatization in Dingboche

Congratulations! You’ve made it over 4000 meters. We will have our second acclimatization day in Dingboche. On this day, you can go hiking to the Chukung village. From the village, you will see incredible Himalayan Views. Or you can hike to the nearby Nagarjuna Hill. The hilltop is popular for sightseeing.

After the 3 to 4 hours acclimatization hike, we will trek back to Dingboche and will spend the rest of the day there. You can do your laundry on this day. Overnight in Dingboche.

Day 09: Trek from Dingboche to Lobuche (4950m)

Trek Duration: 5 hours

Trek Distance: 11 kilometers

Max Altitude: 4950 meters

We set off after a warm breakfast in Dingboche. The trek starts with astonishing views of the mighty Himalayas. As we begin to trek, the Himalayas surround us on all sides.

The trek route is wider in the beginning. But as we get close to Dusa, the valley begins to get narrower. We will then walk past the campsite of the first successful Everest Expedition. The majestic view of Mt. Pumori comes into the display as we trek further.

We will continue seeing Mt. Pumori till the trail descends and curves. In this part of the trail, there is a stream. We will cross the stream and ascend to Duglha.

Dughla is a small village with garlands of prayer flags hung across the valley. From Dughla, we will head towards Lobuche. On the way we will ascend over the steep terminal moraine of the Khumbu Glacier. We will walk across the huge boulders displaced by the glacier.

Climbing over the moraine is hard. Be careful! After the ascent is place called Chupki Lhara. Chupki Lhara is a ridge from where we can see motivating views of spectacular mountains.

The top of the ridge has lots of colorful prayer flags and stones. This is the Memorial Shrine. There, we will see hundreds of cairn memorials. They are memories of those who died in the mountains. We will spend some time there.

Now, we will start to walk again. The trail drops to the Khumbu glacial moraine. From there, we will be facing towards splendid vistas of several snowy peaks. Some of them are Khumbutse, Lingtren, Pumori and Mahalangur Himal. We can also see a great view of Mt. Nuptse.

Finally, we will reach Lobuche. Lobuche a small Sherpa settlement at the foot of Lobuche peak. We will get breathtaking views of mountains, highlighting the Lobuche peak itself. There is a high altitude research center in Lobuche. You can communicate for the rescue operation from there.

Overnight in Lobuche.

Day 10: Trek from Lobuche to Gorakshep (5160m). Trek to Everest Base Camp 5,364 m and Down to Gorakshep.

Trek Duration: 7 to 8 hours

Trek Distance: 15 kilometers

Max Altitude: 5364 meters

Today is the most awaited day. Finally! We will trek to the Everest Base Camp. We will start early in the morning. We will move towards Gorak Shep. Gorak Shep used to be the original base camp during the 1953 expedition.

Continuing the trail towards Gorak Shep, we will get a sight of the Khumbu Glacier. Today, the trail is gradual ups and downs. The trail becomes rough as we get nearer to Gorak Shep. We will have to walk over a large rock, up and down.

On arriving at Gorak Shep, we will take some rest. We will check into a hotel for overnight stay. Dropping our backpack at the hotel, we will start trekking towards the Everest Base Camp.

The walk is a rough uphill walk. We must walk slowly to avoid altitude sickness problem. On ascending, we will reach the top of Khumbu Glacier. We will also get a mesmerizing view of the Khumbu Icefall on walking further.

After walking for a few hours, we will finally stand at the Everest Base Camp, 5364 m. Being at the base camp is a mixed feeling of fluctuating emotions. It’s real! we are finally at the foot of the world’s highest peak!

The Everest Base Camp is immensely beautiful. Rejoice the amazing views of Mt. Nuptse, Khumbuste and Pumori. Get some pictures of you and Mt. Everest on the background. This moment will definitely be a memorable one. After all, EBC trek is a memory for lifetime.

After spending some time at the base camp, we will trek down to Gorak Shep. Overnight in Gorak Shep.

Day 11: Trek from Gorak Shep to Kalapathar (5554m). Trek down to Pheriche (4371m)

Trek Duration: 7 to 8 hours

Trek distance: 13 kilometers

Max Altitude: 5554 meters

We will start very early in the morning. An early morning hike for 3 to 4 hours will take us to Kala Pathar. Kala Patthar is the best viewpoint of Mt. Everest, Khumbu Glacier, and Khumbu Icefall.

During clear weather, the sunrise view over the snowy peak is magical. The entire Himalayan ranges glow with the touch of infant sun rays. You will feel like heaven is nowhere, but here.

From Kala Patthar, you will see 360 degrees panorama of the enchanting peaks. You will feel the Himalayas so close, almost at the tip of your nose. Capture your moment in photographs.

Kala Patthar is at high altitude. Staying there for longer increases the risk of altitude sickness. So, we will take some time to enjoy and will return back to Gorakshep and down to Pheriche,

Overnight in Pheriche,

Day 12: Trek from Pheriche to Namche Bazaar

Today is one of the longest days of Everest Base Camp trek. The trail includes much steep downhill climbs followed by equally steep ascents. Throughout the day, we will be walking tiring ups and downs.

The trail from Pheriche to Namche is a busy trail. We will meet lots of trekkers, climbers, and porters. Mostly in trekking and seasons, the trail sees lots of traffics. There are many bridges along the path.

We will walk through dense forests, and varying landscapes. The several ups and downs are difficult. But the beautiful sceneries, diverse flora, and fauna will keep you motivated.

After the strenuous hike today, we will finally arrive at Namche. Namche is the busiest Sherpa hub in the Everest region.

Overnight in Namche.

Day 13: Trek from Namche Bazaar to Lukla

After having a nice and warm breakfast in Namche, we start trekking through the beautiful trekking trails.  We will head down the steep climb. Be more careful! Walking down the steep trail is hard. Walk down slowly, take your time. Enjoy the inspiring views of some of the highest mountains in the world.

Today, we will walk back to Lukla, the gateway to Everest. Our EBC trek is now on its tail. We will walk all the way through Manjoo, Benkar, Phakding, and finally to Lukla.

We will cross several suspension bridges over the Dudh Kosi river. Walking across the bank of the river along the forests feels amazing. We will see some small Sherpa settlements on our way back.

The trek is rejoiceful. Finally, we will arrive at Lukla. Lukla is a quite busy place. There are various lodges, tea houses, and shops in Lukla.

Tomorrow, we will return to Kathmandu via an early morning flight from Lukla airport. It’s now time to wrap up the trek.

Enjoy your last night in Lukla.

Day 14: Fly from Lukla to Kathmandu

Flight Duration: 40 to 45 minutes

Today is our last day in the Everest region. We will get into the early morning flight from Lukla airport to Kathmandu.

Get a window seat for an enchanting aerial view of the entire region. The Himalayas are promising. Bid them a farewell.

Finally, we will arrive at the Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu. From there, we will transfer you to your hotel. Get some rest in your comfortable hotel room.

Overnight in Kathmandu.

If you have queries and will need more information on our Everest Base Camp Trek Itinerary, you can contact us.

Trip Cost US$ 1,285 Per person
Cost Includes:
  • Airport to  Hotel / Airport pick up & drop by private vehicle.
  • Two-night hotel in Kathmandu with breakfast.
  • Your entire stander Meals (breakfast, lunch and dinner) during the trek, A Cup of Tea/ Coffe During the Breakfast.
  • Seasonal Fruits.
  • Tea House hotel accommodation during the trek. Attached bathroom Namche and Lukla.
  • A highly experienced, helpful and friendly government,license holder Guide, his food, accommodations, salary, insurance, equipment, and medicine etc.
  • A Strong Porter among the two trekkers ( one porter sharing among two member ) including all his expenses including full insurance during the trek.
  • Round Trip flight fare Kathmandu - Lukla-Kathmandu for member and Guide.
  • Kathmandu & domestic airport taxes in Kathmandu and Lukla airport for Group and crews.
  • Check in Baggage 10 KG and Hand carry 5 KG, (Kathmandu-lukla-kathmandu)
  • Medical supplies, first aid kit box, including Oximeter and pulse meter checker.
  • An arrangement of Emergency Helicopter service (paid by your Travel Insurance company). If in case.
  • Sleeping bag, down Jacket, Duffel bag and walking Poles (if you don’t have your own, To be returned after trip completed).
  • Sagarmatha National Park permits.
  • Trekking route map.
  • TIMS (trekkers’ information management System.)
  • All ground transportation.
  • All our government taxes.
  • Official expenses .
Cost Excludes:
  • Your travel insurance, Recommended.
  • International air fare.
  • Nepal entry visa fee.
  • Items of a personal nature such as alcoholic drinks, cold drinks, laundry.
  • Personal trekking Equipments.
  • Extra baggage check in during the flight(Kathmandu-lukla-Kathmandu) if more than 15 KG, 01 USD per KG  extra, can pay directly to the airline.
  • Extra hotel night in Kathmandu.
  • Activities in Kathmandu.
Everest Base Camp Trek Departure Dates

We offer fixed departure dates and we also offer customization of trips as per your need. If you want to customize your trip, please contact us via this page.  

Frequently Asked Questions of Everest Base Camp Trek

Is there any age limit for Everest Base Camp trekking?

It may amaze you but there is NO age limit for this trek. Saying that it doesn't mean you should not be in good physical and mental health. If you are a regular trekker it should not be difficult for you to complete this trek. It is better if you consult your doctor before going on this trek. Take necessary suggestions and medication.

What is the best season for the trek to Everest Base Camp?

Like any other trekking option, it also follows the same season that is of Spring and Autumn. Spring starts in March and ends in May. This season has a moderate climate and clear skies. There is less chance of rainfall and snowfall which makes things easier in this trek.

The same goes with the Autumn season. The clear weather and moderate temperature make your journey enjoyable. If you don’t like the trek with the crowd then winter season is best for you. This off-season, the temperature goes really low and there is a chance of high snowfall.

How dangerous is Everest Base Camp?

First of all, there should not be confusion between Everest and Everest Base Camp. Climbing Everest 8848m and trekking to Everest Base Camp 5364m is a different thing. Trekking to Everest Base Camp is easier than climbing Everest.

You may hear inspiring stories of 16 years to 80+ women trekking to Everest Base Camp. The trail leading to Everest Base Camp may be long and tiring but not dangerous. You should prepare yourself physically and mentally for this trek. It is better to take some precautions before climbing Everest Base Camp. Without it, this trek can be dangerous.

How long does it take to reach the Everest Base Camp?

On average, it might take you an 11 to 14 days round trip trek to Everest Base Camp. The majority of the trekkers do it in 12 days. If you want to decrease the trekking days you can hire a helicopter. It might add extra expense to this journey, but also adds more excitement.

How to travel to Everest Base Camp?

Trekking or hiring the helicopter is the best option for you to visit Everest Base Camp. After you land here in Kathmandu, you will take the flight toward Lukla. Lukla has one of the most dangerous airports in the world.

You will start your trek from Lukla itself to Everest Base Camp and Kala Pattar. Following the Dudh Koshi, staying at Namche Bazar and a few other popular villages you will Everest Base Camp.

Why is Everest Base Camp so famous?

There is no fixed or exact answer to this question. Trekking to Everest Base Camp is famous for various things. From taking the flight towards Lukla to reaching Kala Pattar, everything is exciting.

You will visit Namche Bazar, the largest Sherpa settlement in the Khumbu region. It is also a gateway to Mount Everest. You will also see one of the largest Monastery in the Khumbu region, in Tengboche. Mountains like Everest, Nuptse, Lhotse, surround this beautiful monastery.

You will enter this region through Sagarmatha National Park where you will see endangered floras and faunas. Kala Pattar is another notable landmark of this Everest region. From here you will see the world’s highest mountains and its surroundings.

How difficult is Everest Base Camp?

Length and altitude are the major difficulties in this journey of Everest Base Camp. You will be covering 15 km per day, which may not seem to be difficult at first glance. But, prepare yourself because it is not a paved path that is flat.

Rocky and snowy trails will slow your pace and add more difficulties. Altitude is another major factor that creates difficulties. As you trek higher in the uphill, the altitude also increases. Acute Mountain Sickness and other altitude-related problems may arise due to increment in height. During this trek your maximum point will be 5500m, which is an extreme height. So, it is better to know about these things before heading towards Everest Base Camp.

What are the meals on the Everest Base Camp?

There are various tea houses and lodges throughout this journey. They provide you delicious local food. Breakfast includes toasted bread, pancakes, eggs, hot milk, and many more. Typical Nepali lunch includes rice, pulses, vegetables, pickle, potato etc. Other than this you can also have porridge, toast, peanut butter, and a few more.

What are the toilet facilities available during this trek?

There are western-style toilets available in the newly built tea houses. But, most of the tea houses have old Indian style toilets. It is better to carry your toilet paper and accessories. They also provide you with a hot shower till you reach Gorak Shep.

Is safe drinking water available during this trek?

It is better to carry your own water bottle. Tea houses and lodges provide bottled water. You can get filtered and boiled water if you pay some extra cash. It is not safe to drink water other than bottled ones.

What are the communications facilities over the Mountains?

You can get telephones that are landlines in almost every village. You can make international calls from here. Your cell-phone may not also work properly because of poor networks. There are also internet facilities available in a few villages but this might be expensive for you.

How much does Everest Base Camp cost?

The cost includes the cost of visas, insurance, equipment and gears, food and accommodation, personal expenses, and many more. These costs change from time to time so it would not be correct to mention here. You can search for it online.

Do I need to get some training before doing Everest Base Camp Trek?

Everest Base Camp Trek is a moderately difficult trekking destination. You have to cover the round distance of 130 km in Everest Base Camp Trek. The trails are not as plain as you think, rather they are ascents and descents. You have to cover at least 15km on a trekking day. If you are an experienced trekker which has already completed high altitude/mountain treks then you can do it easily.

If not an experienced trekker, Yes, you need to get some good training before Everest Base Camp Trek. Your training should start 3 or 4 months before the trek date. The training is Strength training, Cardiovascular training, Hiking training, Mental conditioning etc. Check this our article about: How to Train for Everest Base Camp Trek, to get a full guide on training for Everest Base Camp Trek.

What types of accommodation should I expect during Everest Base Camp Trek?

Everest Base Camp Trek is the most popular trek in Nepal and there is no problem of accommodation facilities on this trek. The major stops of the trek are dotted with various tea houses/lodges. These tea houses charge anywhere from USD3 to USD 200 depending upon the qualities and services.

Service provided by the tea houses is satisfactory with clean sharing rooms and toilets.  Rooms are cosy and warm enough. Most of the accommodations are on a shared basis with two beds. Each of the bed sheets is occupied with clean bedsheets, pillow, blankets. Hence, in most cases, you should expect basic accommodation facilities during Everest Base camp trek.

What are the permits required to do Everest Base Camp Trek and how to apply for it?

Sagarmatha National Park entry permit and Khumbu Pasang Lhamu Rural Municipality Entrance permit are the two permits required for Everest Base Camp Trek. The Sagarmatha National Park entry permit is for your entrance in the restricted area which costs 3000 NPR(USD30) per person. You can obtain this entry permit either from Kathmandu (Nepal Tourism Board office) or from Monjo, Khumbu (Entrance of Sagarmatha National Park). You have to submit the filled permit form along with a photocopy of passport and two passport-sized photos.

Khumbu Pasang Lhamu Rural Municipality entrance permit is a new permit introduced to replace old TIMS cards. The fee for this permit is 2000 NPR(USD20) per person and this is obtainable only from Lukla. This permit is required for entering the restricted villages of Khumbu regions. You have to submit the filled permit form along with a photocopy of passport and two passport-sized photos.

Why do Travel insurance while trekking in Everest Base Camp Trek?

Everest Base Camp Trek is a rough and high-altitude trek which means you can get injuries, sickness, and altitude sickness. You might need an emergency helicopter rescue in case of serious acute mountain disease. Travel insurance comes handy in these unexpected situations by covering all of the costs of treatments, medics, and helicopter rescue.

What happens if I get sick on Everest Base Camp Trek?

The possible health problem incurred by trekkers on Everest Base Camp Trek is altitude sickness. Normally, drinking enough water and taking periodic rest reduces the chances of altitude sickness. Diamox is very helpful in case of altitude sickness; it helps to recover the body from the sickness. If anyway you get hit by altitude sickness it is better to stay where you are. Take rest and have Diamox to lower the sickness, if this also didn’t help fall to lower regions. Don’t worry, our experienced team will help you to cure sickness.

What are the chances of altitude sickness during a trek like EBC? How can I help it?

Everest Base Camp Trek is one of the high-altitude treks which takes you to the altitude of above 5000m. Hence, there is always a fear of altitude sickness throughout the trek. People who are not used to high altitudes can have a serious problem here if not acclimated properly. There are several things you can do to avoid altitude sickness like proper acclimatization, be hydrated, walk slowly etc. If these precautions, not taken seriously, altitude sickness can hit you any time. We have a full guide about Everest Base Camp altitude sickness read it here by clicking the link.

Why is domestic flight specially to and from Lukla delayed?

Lukla Airport(2860m) is one of the challenging airports in the world. It is located just on the edge of a cliff, which makes landing and takeoffs challenging. Moreover, weather and visibility of Lukla airport never sit ideal, it changes rapidly. Due to these reasons, the flight to and from Lukla are delayed, which happens too often. Off Seasons like Winter and Monsoon season sees most of the flight delay. Whereas, the flights to and from Lukla are not so much delayed during Autumn and Spring season.

Who will carry my heavy backpack? Are there any porter services in Everest Base Camp trek?

Yes, of course, there are porter facilities to carry your heavy trekking bag and other stuff. Porters are mainly the people of local communities who know, understand everything about the Everest region. They also speak fluent English, so there is no problem in communication. These porters carry loads of around 20 to 30 kgs and cost to employee porter is around 20 to 30 USD per day.

There are some porters who can do both the job of guide and porter altogether. They are quite experienced ones, so no questions about their services. Such porters plus guide individuals cost around 30 to 35 USD per day. You have to pay wages only to hire porters no other added cost. However, if you like to give money tips to the porter, you can give, it is not mandatory. You can offer any amount as per your choice.

What is it like to stay at the teahouses?

Tea houses are basic accommodation where you will be spending overnights of the trek.

These houses provide meals, rooms and basic services like wifi, hot showers to trekkers. Most of the rooms of tea houses are composed of two beds with a simple bed sheet, pillow and blankets. Meals are served in a large dining hall where all the guests of the teahouse eat. These houses provide services like wifi and electronic charging with some added cost. The quality of service varies with the type of tea house you are staying. There is a range of tea houses in the Everest Base Camp Trek trail.

How safe is Nepal for solo woman travelers?

Nepal is much safer for solo woman travelers than the other south Asian countries like India, Bangladesh. Nepal is 76th safest country out of 163 countries and 3rd safest in South Asia after Bhutan and Srilanka. The culture of Nepalese people is always welcoming, there is this popular saying “The guest is god”. However, travelling solo is not suggested in Nepali trekking trails as they are mostly rural, you can face many problems along the trek.

How much extra money should I carry on Everest Base camp trekking?

Everest Base Camp trek is not as cheap as you think. On average you will require 20 to 25 USD per day for expenses like drinks, shower, charging, tips, and other personal expenses. The extra cost totally depends upon you, so plan accordingly for daily budget.

What is the availability of ATM booths on the way?

ATM booths are only available until Namche. From Namche, it's a rural part of Nepal with no urban facilities like banks, ATMs, restaurants etc. Hence, cash out as much you need for the trip at Namche.

Can I complete Everest Base Camp trek solo?

Yes, you can complete the EBC trek on your own. But before that, you need all of the information about Everest Base Camp Trek like itinerary, foods, permits, accommodations, altitude sickness, weather etc. Also, you need to be physically and mentally strong. EBC trek is a long trek and you have to be ready to encounter all of the hurdles and difficulties of the trek.

Can I charge my electronic items on EBC trek?

Yes, the tea houses and lodges of EBC trails provide charging facilities. However, for this service, you have to pay an extra cost. The cost of charging is around 2 to 3$ per hour.

Can I rent trekking gears and equipment for Everest Base Camp Trek?

Yes, there are several rental shops of trekking gears in Thamel, Kathmandu. Trekking gear like sleeping bags, down jackets, hiking boots can be rented.  The cost of renting gear and equipment is around 1 to 2 USD per day.

What type of trekking shoes should I bring for EBC Trek?

Strong, light and comfortable trekking shoes are workable for EBC trek. While purchasing the shoe please check to ensure the comfortability. Don't buy either too tight or too loose, pick the shoes that fit your finger properly. Make sure that the shoe has the right grip and sole for rough tracks.

How are the emergency situations handled?

In case of emergencies, our team members will rescue you from accidents or incidents. If an emergency is solved locally with the help of guides and locals, it is okay. If not, you will get emergency helicopter rescue to avoid the consequences of emergency situations.

Are there any other ways besides trek to reach Everest Base Camp?

Yes, you have the option of Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour. This helicopter tour avoids the long trek and lands you directly in the Everest Base Camp. Within one day, you will complete the tour of base camp. It is the easiest and luxurious package for Everest Base Camp.

Does my guide have the basic first aid kit and medicines?

Yes, our guides are equipped with basic first aid kits and other medicines for the case of emergencies. They will provide you with all the basic medical supplies throughout the trek, you don't have to be worried.

Should I bring my personal sleeping bag or not?

Having a personal sleeping bag is helpful in case of extreme cold and unhygienic bedsheets. The bedsheets of tea houses do not seem clean to all of the trekkers. If you are a hygienic person who does not want to sleep on the public bed sheets. You should probably bring a sleeping bag. Also, the weather of Everest region is so cold that sometimes tea houses blankets are not enough to avoid cold. So, a sleeping bag comes handy here also.

Where to leave my personal non-trekking things while trekking?

You should keep all the personal items in your hotel at Kathmandu. The hotel ensures the safety of your baggage which you can receive after the completion of the trek. Hotel management provides a certain baggage tag which is used to confirm that the bag is yours. Hence, keep it safe to avoid unnecessary trouble.

How experienced will be my trekking guide?

Our guide members are very much experienced who ensure the easy and convenient completion of the trek. Their long established experience comes handy in emergency situations. Don't worry about the trekking guide, you will have a memorable experience with our guide. He will guarantee you the amazing trekking experience with him.

How to deal with Lukla flight delay and cancellation?

Lukla flight is a never sure flight due to the location and weather. There is always a chance of flight delay and cancellation. Having extra days before the home flight is very much suggested. You can deal with the flight delays and cancellations by rescheduling the Everest Base Camp trek.

What are the clothes and equipment that you require for the trek to Everest Base Camp?


  • Waterproof jacket
  • Thermal innerwear
  • Trekking boots
  • Down jacket
  • Fleece T-shirt
  • Scarf, gloves


  • Duffel bags, torch
  • Sleeping bag, backpacks
  • Water Bottle


  • Sun glasses
  • Sun block
  • Toiletries
  • Quick-drying towel
  • First aid kit
  • Water purifying tablets

Sagar KC is a saint

Today I am writing this review to praise one of the junior guides of Exciting Nepal, his name is Sagar KC. This is about last month when I was trekking alone in the Khumbu region. I wanted to have a guide as my companion from Lobuche to Gokyo via Cho La 5000m. I could not find any guide, despite asking many lodge owners and locals.

It was almost a moment of panic because either I had to cross the pass without a guide or trek back down to Dingboche to hire a new guide.

You may say it’s luck because I met a friendly-looking Nepali guy Sagar KC. He shared his experience as a guide in Exiting Nepal. Also, he was leading the group towards Everest Base Camp. They were planning to go to EBC the very next day. I shared my concerns with him and he was ready to help me. He insisted that he would be happy to help and also suggested that we visit every lodge and porter shelter.

With his help, we found a Sherpa guide at a nearby lodge within the next 15 minutes. Though he was not from Sagar’s agency, he was friendly enough to help me. He was quite strong and had mountaineering experience including the Everest summit. Sagar ensured that guide and I both understood the terms and conditions of the deal. The next morning with the Sherpa guide, I headed towards Dzonglha, ultimately reaching Cho La and Gokyo.

I was really thankful for Sagar and kept in touch via WhatsApp. I also informed him that we crossed Cho La and Gokyo. He was so helpful and friendly that I really got close and comfortable around him. When I returned to Kathmandu we met for tea.

Sagar was a savior of my trek towards the Everest region. If he was not there, we couldn’t find the guide and I wouldn’t cross Cho La.

In his early twenties, he is helpful and friendly enough that he has a bright future ahead. He is an expert in these trekking areas and he is leading a trek towards Kangchenjunga later this year.

This experience is nothing less than a miracle for me. I am happy and proud to share this experience with you all. Based on this experience I would highly recommend Sagar and his agency, Exciting Nepal.

LingBKK, Bankok,thailand

Everest Base Camp Private Trek

Two of us joined Exciting Nepal Treks for our Everest Base Camp Trek, We are so happy with their excellent service. Specially Guide Shiva Dhaal.
Our flight was from Ramechap , the another airport but we decided to go there a day before instead of weak up 2 AM in the morning and driving 4 hours. Thank you so much for your great suggestion Mr. Subash, We found many trekkers on the way who they catch the flight same day and was bit hard. I am glad to recommend you people.

Dream37797207988, Fort Lauderdale, Florida USA

Everest Base Camp Trek

Me and friend joined the Everest Base Camp Trek with Exciting Nepal Treks. Our Guide name was Shiva. Perfect timing for every steps. Easy to communicate with Mr. Subash. We were so comfortable to book our trip so we did and it was our right decision.
Guide Shiva was helpful. knowledgeable. Taking care of our food as well as great caring of our flight schedule to lukla, Due to to the run way repairing of Kathmandu airport, we had to move into another airport. Subash suggested us to drive to Ramechap one day before . The flight was really early and driving was for 4 hours, That was fantastic plan, Thank you Exciting Neppal

Curiosity08086693879, Fort Lauderdale, Florida USA

One of my best experiences during my travels in Nepal

I went with Sagar all the way to EBC. The experience was incredible. The entire expedition was well organized by professional guides. Especially my guide Sagar, he knows all the unique spots, best lodges and all the essential information you need for your trip. I’m so grateful for his help during my travels as I was able to enjoy my time more with the assurance of a guide by my side

David c, usa

My Everest Base Camp Group Joining Trek

It was a 13 days long journey towards the Everest region. One of the finest companies or as I call companions, I was able to join a group. There was lots of planning, thanks to Mr. Subash, he helped us with that. Our guide cum leader Mr. Dawa was a friendly and helpful person.

Throughout the trek, he helped and informed us about various myths, facts, and history regarding the Everest region. Exciting Nepal just added a different flavor to this great Everest experience. They made this trek comfortable and easy.

louis smith, neew,deldi india

An Extra ordinary company for the Everest base camp trek

We booked our Everest base camp trek after few email corresponding with Mr Subash from Exciting Nepal treks. Not only with Our reply were always quick with honest answers but also offered us a good price for our trek with a guide and Porter (Porter was from Lukla )
We were lucky by the effort of the company, the fight was not cancelled not even delay to Lukla and Kathmandu was the first flight, Kathmandu –Lukla –Kathmandu.

Our guide was Suman and Porter was Milan, during our 12 days trek our guide Suman was always very honest on his job. Great caring for our accommodations and food. Helping us each moment, He even carry some of the weight of Porter some days if the Porter Milan was a very smiley person and always happy, a very hard working man, In the Gorekshep we had some problem of a headache, Suman had all medicine for normal treatment with Oxygen and pulse checker erumpent from Exciting Nepal so it was just perfect. We climbed to the Kalapatthar, had a great view of the Mt. Everest and explore the Mt. Everest base camp. We recommend this company those who are looking for an adventure trek to Nepal. Thank you.

michaelwatts19, France

The Best Company for Trekking in Everest

We 4 people choose this company for our Everest base camp trek recently. The company did perfect management. Quick and fast response of our every email from Mr. Subaash with honest answers. Our guide Suman and and our helper guide Santosh did really great job. Look after all our food and accommodation during the trek. Both of our crew were really honest , hard working and listen to us every time.
We only been to Everest Base camp but not able to be in Kalapatthar due to we were very tired, We had a great time, we meat our goal to be in Everest base camp with the help of Exciting Nepal treks. Thank you so much.

sereannie, Thailand

The Best Trip of my life

I did the EBC trek with Basu and it was INCREDIBLE. We saw the best views, made it to Base Camp in 5 days and then took a helicopter down from Lukla because of bad weather! I honestly could not have asked for a better trip; I highly recommend this trek and THIS COMPANY!!

Lizy Bunker, USA

Everest Base Camp Trek -12 days

We did our trek to Everest base camp with Exciting Nepal treks. We had great deal with two-night hotel in Kathmandu. The lodges during the trek and food, guide, a porter as well as local flight was were included on our package. We had a guide from Kathmandu to Kathmandu and a porter carrier from Lukla to Lukla. Guide Name was Suman and Porter was Jivan. Both of them were very helpful and an experienced. They did a great job. Try to choose a good lodges and food during the trek.

After the Tyngboche the view was stunning most of the time. We did both base camp and Kalapatthar during our trek. Trekking up to the Kalapatthar was hard but worth. Exploring the base camp is an amazing adventure of a life time. We would like to give many thanks to the Exciting Nepal and our crew Suman and Jivan for their great effort. All of you are recommended.

Anna B, Spain

Amazing Expedition to EBC and CholaPass

I´ve travelled with 2 friends and since the booking we were very well assisted by Exciting Nepal. I strongly recommend this agency to your Expedition in Nepal. All was very organized, well planned and also adapted during the trip to our physical condition (altitude sickness). Our guide Shambuh was amazing, great knowledge and took care of everything, we just needed to walk, “Bistarei, Bistarei”. Thanks Exciting Nepal for the unforgettable time in Nepal, we loved it!

samiramgontijo, Brazil

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  • Trekking Destination: Khumbu / Everest
  • Group Size: 01
  • Minimum altitude: 1300m
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