Everest Base Camp Trek

Witness yourself with the world's most famous mountain, Mt. Everest.ratingbased on 8 reviews
  • Duration15 Days
  • Difficulty Level Strenuous
  • Activity Trekking/Hiking
  • Max. Altitude 5555
  • Group Size 1-20
  • Best Season September to May
Group Discount Prices
1 paxUS$1290
2 - 6 paxUS$1190
7 - 10 paxUS$1145
11 - 15 paxUS$1090
16 - 20 paxUS$1045
  • Taking in the glory of towering peaks such as Everest, Lhotse, Makalu, Amadablam, Nuptse, Pumo Ri, and other giants of the region, as well as Khumbu Glacier
  • Stunning sunsets and panoramic views from Kala Patthar
  • Visiting historic Everest Base Camp, home to a host of legendary tales and climbers
  • Experiencing the mixture of Tibetan and Sherpa culture, as well as monasteries such as Tengboche
  • Visiting the historic and intriguing Namche valley and the weekend market, the hidden valley of Khumjung, Everest View Hotel

Everest Base Camp Trek in eastern Nepal is one of the most spectacular and iconic hikes of all, with trekkers from all points of the compass gravitating towards the natural allure and legend of the world's highest (8848 m) and most famous peak. It's an experience that encompasses more than just mountains, as the trek offers a golden opportunity to observe the region's mix of classic Tibetan and Sherpa cultures, a host of regional dialects, and the deeply devoted Buddhist beliefs of the region. Throw in a slew of waterfalls and perfect scenery, abundant wildlife, Khumbu Glacier, and of course the majestic presences of Everest and Lhotse, and you have the makings of one of the most remarkable treks in the country.

Synonymous with the name of Everest — other than Hillary of course — has always been the name of the people most closely associated with the mountain and its conquest, the Sherpas, a hardy people of cheery disposition, resolute manner, and boundless reserves of energy, with a capacity for carrying stunning loads up the steep and hazardous slopes that frequently amazes visiting climbers. Starting with the most famous of all, Tenzing Norgay, they have gradually shifted from basic support roles on climbing expeditions through the years to a complete mastery of the mountains, with some like Kami Rita Sherpa assuming iconic status within the country in recognition of climbing Everest over twenty times.

The Everest Base Camp Trek's ultimate goal isn't just about the imposing presence of Everest and Lhotse though, as the area hosts an amphitheater of impressive mountains that include popular climbing peaks such as the extraordinary Amadablam, as well as the trekking peaks of Lobuche East, Lobuche West, and Island Peak. Encompassing virtually all of the area is the UNESCO-listed Sagarmatha National Park, one of the most remarkable wilderness areas in the world with its mixture of soaring peaks, glaciers, rivers, and forests, as well as being home to a wide variety of flora and fauna that includes black bear, musk deer, snow leopard, and red pandas. Most impressive of all perhaps is that over two-thirds of the park's area of 1148 square kilometers lies at an altitude of 5000 meters or higher, a truly astonishing fact.

Within the park's boundaries also lies one of Nepal's most famous monasteries of all, Tengboche, renowned as the destination of all climbers to the region since the days of Hillary, with each expedition seeking the protective blessing of the Lama before moving on to attempt a climb. Our trek through the area allows plenty of scope to pay the monastery a rewarding visit.

So, if you're looking for an adventure that includes beholding the roof of the world, taking in the scenic and natural wonders of one of the great national parks, and basking in the rich and gentle culture of the local inhabitants, get in touch with our staff and let Nepal Trekking Experts organize your visit to Everest Base Camp Trek.

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  • Max. Altitude:1400m/4593ft.
  • Meals:Breakfast
  • Accommodation:2/3 Star Hotel

Arrive at the airport and be transferred to your hotel. An introduction to your trekking program, then the rest of the day at your leisure to enjoy the sights, sounds, and culture of Kathmandu.

  • Max. Altitude:1400m/4593ft.
  • Meals:Breakfast
  • Accommodation:2/3 Star Hotel

Free day for final trekking preparation and spend your day as you prefer. 

  • Max. Altitude:2610m/8563ft.
  • Meals:Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Accommodation:Tea House

A magical scenic flight takes us to Lukla in the morning, and from there we begin the trek with a hike to the day's first destination, Phakding.

  • Max. Altitude:3440m/11286ft.
  • Meals:Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Accommodation:Tea house

Our day starts by following the Dudh Koshi river and crossing over the Edmund Hillary suspension bridge, then heading towards Sagarmatha National Park and the checkpoint at Monjo. The path ascends markedly until it eventually leads us into Namche Bazaar, the regional capital of the Sherpa district.

  • Max. Altitude:3440m/11286ft.
  • Meals:Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Accommodation:Tea house

A rest day to allow the body to acclimate to the high altitude conditions. Namche is perfect for the situation, as there's plenty to do in the scenic town including visiting Khunde Hospital, the local medical facility set up through Edmund Hillary's charitable work in the area, taking in the panoramas from Everest View Hotel,  visiting the Sherpa Cultural Museum, or hiking up to Khumjung Valley and its monastery, complete with the display of its famous Yeti scalp.

  • Max. Altitude:3870m/12697ft.
  • Meals:Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Accommodation:Tea house

The trail leads away from Namche Bazaar through a series of small villages and a suspension bridge en route to Phunki Tenga and then climbs through a series of switchbacks and dense rhododendron forests to Tengboche. The village is famous for its monastery, the largest in the Khumbu region, and is justly known for its long association with mountaineering expeditions to the area.

  • Max. Altitude:4410m/14469ft.
  • Meals:Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Accommodation:Tea house

The day begins by descending gradually through more woodland until we cross another suspension bridge and climb steadily towards Pangboche and Sumare, the formidable presence of Ama Dablam keeping us company all the way. Mani walls and a monastery greet our arrival in Dingboche, Lhotse, Island Peak, and other mountains adding their stunning profiles to the view.

  • Max. Altitude:4410m/14469ft.
  • Meals:Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Accommodation:Tea house

Another mandatory rest day, with hikes to Chhunkung Ri, Nangar Dzong, or Dolma Ri providing ample opportunities to bask in the glorious panoramas of each viewpoint.

  • Max. Altitude:4940m/16207ft.
  • Meals:Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Accommodation:Tea house

With plenty of rest from the previous day, our bodies are fully prepared for the next stretch towards Thugla, where we pass numerous cairns and monuments dedicated to the many Sherpas and climbers who have perished on Everest's slopes. Further along on the trail through the barren terrain, we come to Khumbu glacier at the foot of the famous mountain and marvel at the terrible beauty and chaos of the inexorable mass of ice. The day finishes with our arrival at the jumble of buildings that make up the remote outpost of Lobuche.

  • Max. Altitude:5164m/16942ft.
  • Meals:Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Accommodation:Tea house

Our trek reaches its climax today with the much-anticipated arrival at Everest Base Camp, truly one of the most memorable experiences in Nepal. The morning is spent traversing Khumbu Glacier and heading to Gorak Shep, where we typically pause for a well-deserved meal and the extraordinary views before heading out again for the journey's reward, our arrival at the historic base camp, temporary home through the decades to some of the most legendary figures in the annals of mountaineering. After pausing to drink in the astonishing spectacle, and perhaps view the latest expeditions mounting their challenge, we reluctantly turn around and make our way back to Gorak Shep for our night's rest.

  • Max. Altitude:4280m/14042ft.
  • Meals:Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Accommodation:Tea house

Everest may not be within our reach but Kala Patthar is on hand to give added meaning to the visit via unmatched views of the entire Khumbu basin and a sense of accomplishment in scaling the peak. After returning for breakfast and retrieving our trekking gear we hit the trail once more for the pronounced descent to Pheriche.

  • Max. Altitude:3440m/11286ft.
  • Meals:Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Accommodation:Tea house

Though the trail is a familiar one the hike back to Namche Bazaar provides a different perspective on the scenery, as well as the more relaxed journey that comes from a gradual descent.

  • Max. Altitude:2860m/9383ft.
  • Meals:Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Accommodation:Tea house

Our final day on the trail, easing back to Lukla along the Dudhi Koshi and its suspension bridges. Once at Lukla we can finally throw off our backpacks, take a relaxing shower, and sit back to savor the heady accomplishment of making it to the foot of Everest.

  • Max. Altitude:1400m/4593ft.
  • Meals:Breakfast

After breakfast, we take a flight to Kathmandu where you'll have enough time to savor the city's treasure's one last time before getting together for a farewell dinner with friends before departure.

    Farewell and drop-off at the airport, or the opportunity to join another of our programs.

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    What's Included
    Cost Includes
    • Complementary airport picks up and drops off
    • Complementary welcome dinner
    • Two-night stay on arrival in Kathmandu with breakfast included (twin share basis)
    • All necessary trekking permits such as Sagarmatha National park, TIMS card, etc.
    • Flights to and from accommodations
    • All accomaccommodationsng the trek
    • Three meals a day during the trek
    • Fresh fruit each day if and when available
    • Complementary duffel bag/agency T-shirt, trekking Government-registered
    • Government-trained first-aid trained professional local guide who speaks English
    • First-aid kit
    • Staff insurance, meals, accommodation, equipment, transportation, etc.
    • Rescue arrangements if necessary
    • Agency service charge and government tax/VAT
    • Certificate of achievement
    Cost Excludes
    • International airfare and Nepal visa fee
    • Lunch and Dinner in Kathmandu
    • Personal Insurance, personal expenses, loss of property and theft, etc.
    • Sightseeing costs (temples, monasteries entrance fee, etc.)
    • All beverages, snacks, and additional expenses such as laundry, hot showers, battery charging, Wifi, etc.
    • Tip to staff 
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    Everest Base Camp Trekking Difficulty

    The difficulty of the Everest Base Camp Trek is the most common question to everyone. However, it is not climbing Everest or any other mountain other than just a long hike at a high altitude. While Everest is the tallest mountain in the world, it sounds quite challenging, but in fact, it is more or less similar to the Annapurna circuit, Manaslu Circuit, Kanchenjunga trek, etc. The Everest Base Camp is situated at a height of 5364 meters (17598 ft.) above sea level. All ages and shapes of people from all over the world have completed this trek successfully with us so far. 

    Regardless, the Everest Base Camp trek is non-technical and summits the mountains; it is not like walking in the park either. But as long as you have some hiking practice or experience, swimming, and cardio before visiting Nepal, it would be a plus point. The biggest challenge is walking for many days in rugged, high-altitude terrain. However, distance-wise, we walk 15–16 kilometers per day on average, and it is not a race. We may take many breaks (for water, tea, snacks, lunch, beautiful photos, etc.) during the hike and enjoy the stunning nature.

    So the most important factors are your determination, patience, the appropriate season to visit, being well acclimatized during the Himalayas, flexibility on trekking days, being well equipped, hiring a porter, hiking slowly and steadily, and so on.

    8Travelers' Reviews
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      What an amazing trek in the mountains with the nepal trekking expert team Group! we are a friends of 4 and our guide Reshan dai and kishor dai did such a wonderful care of us. they brought us such a memorable experience that had a safety focus which we appreciated. Reshan Dai was a patient and informative guide, showing us the wonders of the trek from kharikhola to Everest Base Camp and pointing us nuances and subtleties along the way that we would never have noticed without an experienced and caring guide. Kishor dai carried our baggage and shared his experiences and family stories, we were so grateful for their presence and hard work.Rajesh sir organized and managed the challenges of domestic flights despite complicated weather.and even after return to Kathmandu rajesh dai he continued to support us and had a wonderful dinner night in thamel.
      We'd highly recommend the services of Nepal trekking expert team to anyone coming to the area and hope to return next year to hike some more mountains with them.🤘

      Bikram LMar 01, 2023Australia
    • TripAdvisor
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      The trip was amazing. Everything was arranged by the agency, hotels, transfers, meals and accommodation during the trek (they picked the best places) except in Gorak shep, where there was only one hotel open since they arranged a solo trek for me in winter season (Everest Inn, which was bad), but everything worked out for the best and we made the trek. I'm pretty sure the company didn't make any money, I did like that since the owner wanted more to make everybody else get their payments like guide and porter etc...
      The only bad point, which was a misunderstanding is that I had to pay extra for the porter since it was not included in the initial price and they had to rent out a helicopter to go down just for me (I did 8 days heli out trek) which is expensiv.
      The trip price was 1890 USD including everything I just had to pay my flight to Kathmandu. And big thanks to Thakur my guide and Abishek my porter, both great guys. Don't hesitate to ask for them.

      FaycalFeb 09, 2023South Africa
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