Everest Base Camp Trek

Witness the magnificence of the world’s most famous mountain, Mt. Everest.ratingbased on 26 reviews
  • Duration15 Days
  • Difficulty Level Strenuous
  • Activity Trekking/Hiking
  • Max. Altitude 5550 meters / 18209 feet
  • Starts Lukla
  • Ends Lukla
  • Group Size 1-20
  • Best Season September to May
Group Discount Prices
  
1 paxUS$1390
2 - 6 paxUS$1290
7 - 10 paxUS$1190
11 - 15 paxUS$1090
16 - 20 paxUS$1045
Everest Base Camp Trek Highlights
  • 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
  • UNESCO World Heritage Site: Sagarmatha National Park
  • Pristine flora and fauna

Everest Base Camp Trek

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 area. 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 essential 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.

Trek to Everest Base Camp
Heading to Tenboche

What to expect from the Everest Trek?

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.

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 pretty 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.

Mt Everest
Morning View of Mt Everest

Everest Base Camp Trekking Permit Cost:

When trekking with Nepal Trekking Experts, the permit fees are included in your package. Your guide will require your passport to obtain the required permits on your behalf. You need to have two different types of trekking permits, such as:

  • Khumbu Pasang Lhamu Rural Municipality Entrance Permit - The local government of Khumbu charges NPR 2000 per person, which must be paid in person in Lukla; this permit is not available in Kathmandu.
  • Sagarmatha National Park Entry Permit - This permit can be obtained in Kathmandu at the Nepal Tourism Board Office or in Monjo at the Park Entrance Gate. It costs NPR 3000 per person.

Kathmandu to Lukla flights note 2024/2025:

Just for your information, normally Lukla’s flight will be operated from Ramechhap (Manthali Airport) in peak seasons like October/November and March/April. If the airlines are too busy, then they might operate from mid-September in the fall and in May in the spring. It depends on air traffic and the rules of aviation. Ramechhap is located 132 kilometers east of Kathmandu, which takes 4-5 hours by car or van. Most people begin to drive at 2:00 a.m. to get the earliest flight. Our package already includes the road transfer along with the flight.

Tenjin Hilary airport
Lukla Airport 2860m

 

Useful Information

Tips for Everest Base Camp Trekking Preparation:

  • Train regularly, such as in cardio, gym, trail run, trekking, or hiking with a backpack, before visiting the Everest Base Camp Trek.
  • Choose a professional organizer along with a local guide who has deep knowledge, good English—speaking, experience, a good decision-maker, and has a positive attitude.
  • Trek slowly and steadily.
  • Be hydrated all the time (drink 3—4 liters of water every day).
  • Hike higher, sleep lower.
  • Well-acclimatize (do not rush your itinerary).
  • Balancing meals.
  • Proper gear.
  • Avoid smoking and drinking alcohol during the ascent.
  • Hire a porter to carry your backpacks.
  • The Lukla flight may often be delayed or canceled due to weather, we recommend having flexibility on your holiday.
  • In the worst-case scenario, a helicopter might be available. It costs more or less 500 USD per person each way. Please prepare for additional costs in case of an emergency.
  • To get out of Lukla, you may also walk a day to Paiya/Tham Danda and ride a jeep to Kathmandu via Salleri. The road from Paiya/Tham Danda to Salleri is bumpy. It may take three days in total. But keep in mind that the drive might be long and unpleasant. In the same way, you can reach Lukla from Kathmandu. The Salleri to Tham Danda/Paiya road conditions will depend on the season you are trekking.
  • In the peak season (mid-March to mid-May and mid-September to November, depending on traffic), the Lukla flight will operate from Ramechhap Airport.
  • Book your EBC trek a few months in advance to secure a professional guide and Lukla flight.

EBC Trekking Accommodation:

Tea house hotels are plentiful within the infamous Everest Region of Nepal, with a range of quality available to you depending on your preference and needs. At lower elevations, you can choose more fully equipped tea houses with electricity, wifi, and en suite bathrooms with hot showers and western toilets. There are also more rustic, basic tea houses available, especially at higher elevations, that have simple rooms and basic services. Bathrooms might be shared and have a squat-style toilet. At these tea houses, you can pay a small fee for services such as wifi and hot showers. We provide you with a clean, -20°C sleeping bag to keep you cozy and warm.

Food at Everest Base Camp Trek:

Food in the Everest Region of Nepal is delicious and plentiful. Along the well-loved and well-traveled route to Everest Base Camp, there are many tea houses offering a range of options to suit your preferences.

  • Breakfast: You can enjoy local chapati bread or Tibetan bread with curry or go for more familiar eggs, porridge, muesli, or pancakes. This trek is vegetarian and vegan-friendly, but if you have any other dietary restrictions, you can let us know, and your guide will communicate with the kitchen staff.
  • Lunch & Dinner: You can choose from a variety of local dishes, including Dal Bhat (rice, vegetable curry, and lentil soup with unlimited refills!), fried rice or noodles, Mo Mo (local dumplings), Thukpa (Tibetan noodle soup), spring rolls, or western dishes like burgers, pasta, pizza, and potatoes.

Your package with Nepal Trekking Experts includes dinner in Kathmandu before you leave for your trek and three meals a day (with tea or coffee) every day of the trek, including travel days. If you'd like, you can purchase extra snacks, desserts, or fancy coffees when they're available.

Telephone:

Most tea houses have phone service and mobile reception; however, due to the nature of being in the mountains, it can be unpredictable. If you would like, you can purchase a data SIM card in Kathmandu before you depart. NCELL is a recommended provider that offers 3G internet services in the Everest region.

Internet:

Many tea houses have wifi to purchase for around 3-5 dollars per day, which is paid in local Nepali Rupees. Please be aware that internet services may not be completely reliable due to weather and other issues.

Device Charging:

Despite trekking deep into the Himalayas, most of the tea houses have either electricity or solar power. Depending on the tea house, you might be able to charge your devices in your rooms. Otherwise, you can pay a few dollars (paid in local rupees) to charge your battery in the main dining hall. Carrying a power bank is recommended during your trek in the Everest region.

Transportation:

All transportation fees and arrangements are included in your trekking package when you book with Nepal Trekking Experts. To commence your journey, you will catch a stunningly scenic domestic flight from Kathmandu to Lukla (30 minutes). This is likely where you will begin and end your Everest journey. If you are interested in shortening your on-foot trekking time or adding on a new experience, we can arrange for a helicopter to pick you up from Gorakshep/Gokyo and take you back either to Lukla for $600 or all the way to Kathmandu for $1200 per person by sharing.

Porter:

Our tailor-made packages do not include a porter, so you can make the decision based on your own needs and preferences. Although not necessary, having a porter can make a massive difference in the enjoyment of your trek. If you are new to trekking at high altitudes, then we would recommend having a porter in the Everest region carry your bag. One porter carries the bags of two people (around 20kg) so that you can carry a small daypack. If you are undecided, we would be happy to discuss porters in more detail when you book your trek.

Travel Insurance:

It is one of the most important things you'll need overseas, particularly when trekking in Nepal. A policy that covers loss and theft, medical and hospitalization, evacuation from high altitude, and adventure activity coverage are among the basics you'll need. A wide variety of policies are available, so make sure to shop for the best possible options. You need to have a policy that's specific to the maximum height on your trek, bearing in mind that several companies place restrictions on that score—Look closely at the fine print so that you're sure to get the right coverage, especially in the event of an emergency such as altitude sickness—helicopter evacuations are horrendously expensive.

Also note that most medical treatment and facilities in Nepal, such as hospitals, require payment upfront or approval from your insurance company, so it’s wise to choose a policy that pays the bills directly rather than lumping the burden on you and leaving it till later for the insurer to reimburse you.

Nepalese Currency and Payment:

The currency of Nepal is the rupee. The ideal currencies for exchange are those of the USA, Australia, Great Britain, Canada, and Singapore, as well as the Euro, any of which can be readily exchanged in either Kathmandu or Pokhara.

Credit and debit cards such as Visa, MasterCard, and American Express are accepted in major tourist-class hotels, restaurants, airlines, and larger stores in Kathmandu, Bhaktapur, Patan, Pokhara, etc. A surcharge of 3.5% is typically levied on all purchases or payments.

ATMs are also very common in Kathmandu and Pokhara, with Thamel being a particular area of focus for their use. Some ATMs only allow a daily maximum of Rs 10, 000 to be withdrawn, while others allow for as much as Rs 35, 000. A charge of USD 4 is usually applied per transaction, on top of which your own bank may also apply a fee of its own.

Can I get an on-arrival visa in Nepal?

On arrival in Nepal, you can obtain the requisite visa at Tribhuwan International Airport in Kathmandu, or you can choose the alternative of applying for it at the Nepalese Embassy or Consulate in your home country before departure. The visa is also available at land-based points of entry such as Birgunj, Kakarbhitta, Bhairawa, Belhiya, Nepalgunj, Dhangadi, and Mahendranagar. The Kodari Pass is the access point from Tibet where the visa can be obtained.

While you can use different modes of payment at the visa fee counter, we advise you to bring cash in the following currencies: US dollars, euros, Swiss francs, pound sterling, Australian dollars, Canadian dollars, Hong Kong dollars, Singapore dollars, and Japanese yen. Credit card payments are also available nowadays.

As per a recent update, the visa fee costs you the following amounts:

  • Multiple entries for 15 days—USD 30 or equivalent
  • Multiple entries for 30 days—USD 50 or equivalent
  • Multiple entries for 90 days—USD 125 or equivalent
  • You should also have a minimum of six months of validity remaining on your passport.
  • Visa extensions are available from the offices of Nepal Immigration in Kathmandu and Pokhara.

For more details, please go through the Nepal immigration website or contact us.

How can I book the EBC Trek?

To book your trek with us, you have to send a deposit of 10% of the total cost of the trek. Please also forward a copy of your passport, and flight details if and when available. For your convenience, you may forward the deposit to us online through our website. It is completely safe, and as soon as you make it, you will get an automatic receipt in your inbox. The rest of the payment can be paid upon arrival.

For more details, do not hesitate to contact to our experts now.

Itinerary
  • Max. Altitude:1400m/4593ft.
  • 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
    • Complimentary airport picks up and drops off
    • Complimentary welcome dinner
    • Two-night stay on arrival in Kathmandu with breakfast included 
    • All necessary trekking permits such as Sagarmatha National park, TIMS card, etc.
    • Flights to and from Lukla
    • All accommodations during the trek
    • Three meals a day during the trek
    • A cup of tea or coffee each time with the meal
    • Fresh fruit each day if and when available
    • Complimentary duffel bag, agency t-shirt, trekking map, and sleeping bag if needed
    • 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
    • Porters to carry your backpacks (we provide porters on request)
    • 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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    Start:ThursdayAug 01, 2024
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    FAQs for Everest Base Camp Trek
    • The weather is most favorable and conducive to trekking in the autumn (September, October, and November) and spring (March, April, and May). Autumn, specifically October, is the busiest time of year because the monsoon season will have just finished, leaving the skies clear and the trails less dusty. If you are looking for a less busy time, trekking in September, November, or even early December is an option. Apart from the cold, if you have good gear, January and February would be the best times to avoid the crowds and have an attachment to a unique nature and culture. For the spring season, the best weather usually starts in March and lasts until May, when the rain starts.

    • A 10% deposit of the total amount is required to secure your place on one of our treks. The deposit can be paid through a secure and reliable online payment gateway on our website. Once settled in Kathmandu, you can pay the remainder in cash in USD, EUR, GBP, or local Nepali rupees. You also have the option to pay by card, which charges an additional fee of 3.5%, which is reinforced by the local banks in Nepal.

    • Despite the latest rule of the Nepalese government in April 2023, you can still trek without a guide in the Everest Region. However, knowing the details about Nepal, its culture, flora, and fauna, not missing beautiful experiences, and for your safety taking a professional local guide would be worth it. You will get value for your hard-earned money. Your guide will be a member of our team who is professional, proficient in English, reliable, and trained in first-aid and rescue procedures.

    • Be sure to trek with local Nepali rupees for personal purchases such as snacks and souvenirs. Foreign currency and cards are not accepted in most of the villages, and there are ATMs available only in Lukla and Namche along the route.

    • Since the Everest Base Camp trek goes many days over 3000 meters, having a porter would be a bonus for a successful journey. During the high-altitude hike, our lungs will decompose to find oxygen, so every single kilo makes a huge difference on the journey. One porter carries the bags of two people (around 20 kg), so you only carry your daytime items in a small pack. A porter makes your trip more relaxing, memorable, and enjoyable. If you ask me personally, I would highly recommend taking a porter, and you will appreciate it.

    • You can leave any extra gear in Kathmandu and carry only what you need. If you have any valuables that you would like kept safe while you're away, you can utilize our safe located in the Nepal Trekking Experts office, which is only accessible by the company owner.

    • A high-quality, extreme temperature out of room (negative 15/20 degrees) sleeping bag is recommended when trekking in the Himalayas. The rental of a clean sleeping bag is included in your trekking package if you do not want to bring your own. No camping gear is required because you will be sleeping in tea houses along the whole trekking route.

    • Tea houses are scattered along the whole route, with both local Nepali dishes and Western food available. Tap or river water is not safe to drink anywhere in Nepal, but you can purchase bottles of mineral water or boiled water. To preserve the environment, we would recommend that you bring your water purification system, such as purification tablets, a life straw, or a steripen. You can save the environment and your budget as well. The Everest region is very commercial, and things are quite expensive.

    • Altitude sickness is the most common challenge for people trekking to Everest Base Camp and can affect anyone, even well-prepared trekkers. Precautions are set in place, such as slow and steady during the hike, drinking enough water (you have to be hydrated all the time), balancing meals, properly dressing up, well-acclimatizing, avoiding drinking and smoking over 3000 meters, hiking higher and sleeping lower to support your acclimatization, and overall, it helps your mind set up, believing yourself, and positive thoughts.

    • Yes, comprehensive medical insurance is essential for trekking to Everest Base Camp. Pay close attention to the details of your insurance package to ensure that it includes high-altitude trekking, hospitalization, and medical evacuation.

    • Everest base camp is located northeast of Nepal, in the Khumbu region.

    • The typical route to Everest Base Camp is 15 days, including arrival, departure, and transportation days. The out-and-back trek is 130 km, spread over 12 days of trekking. Each trekking package is crafted especially for you based on your needs, preferences, and time frame. If you are interested in a longer trek, there could be more rest days, day trips, or even exploring additional regions off of the main route.

    • The Everest Base Camp Trek is considered strenuous, mostly due to its length and hiking over 3000 meters for many days. The trek takes 12 to 15 days to complete, with an average of 15 kilometers of hiking each day. The terrain is quite manageable, with the biggest challenge for most people being the elevation. Trekkers start at 2860 m and continue ascending to as high as Everest Base Camp (5,364 m) and Kalapatthar (5,550 m). However, we recommend hiking, jogging, cardio, going to the gym, etc. regularly before visiting Nepal. Just for your kind information, you do not need previous experience or technical courses to hike in the Everest Base Camp.

    • Everest Base is located at 5,364 meters (17,598 feet), and Kalapatthar is 5550 meters (18209 feet) above sea level. The trek starts and ends in Lukla, which is at 2860 meters (9383 feet).

    • There are many different offers you will find online as per the time frame and quality of service. It starts from $1000 to $3000. 

    • You are going to one of the highest base camp treks, where you have to sleep above 5000m. So we recommend you have appropriate trekking gear. For more details please go through our trekking gear pack list below.

      Nepal trekking gear pack list

    • Respect for local customs and traditions is important. Always ask for permission before taking photos of people or religious sites, and be mindful of appropriate dress codes when visiting monasteries and other religious places.

    • It is not necessary to have previous experience but it's important to be in good physical shape and have some hiking experience. Training and preparation are key.

    • We need two kinds of permits for the Everest base camp trek. The trek card you can buy in Lukla and National Park permits you get in Manjo.

    26Travelers' Reviews
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      Everest Base Camp Trek

      Cannot recommend Nepal Trekking Experts and Rajesh enough. It was the first time I was going on a solo trip and I felt so comfortable from the beginning when planning it all, through to me leaving the hotel. Communication is quick and to the point, the prices were the best I came across, and my guide and porter were very knowledgeable, professional and fun to be around. The trip would never have been the same without them - thank you Ganesh and Samir! I will definitely use the company again in the future.

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      Keegan PeachApr 18, 2024South Africa
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      Best Trekking Company in Nepal

      We can highly recommend Nepal Trekking Experts. Everything just fits here, from the first contact with Rajesh via email to the farewell at the airport. We booked a complete package for the EBC Trek to Everest Base Camp and didn't have to worry about anything apart from the flights from Europe and the visas. We were picked up from the airport, given a very good introduction, accommodated in a great hotel in Kathmandu and had a pleasant welcome meal. The flights to and from Lukla, all accommodation and all meals during the trek were organized for us and all for a more than fair price. Our guide Basanta was a complete professional. But not only that, for us he was almost like a friend who we had really taken to our hearts in such a short time. He was always there, spoke perfect English, answered every question, no matter how small, and made our vacation as relaxing as possible. Every evening our guide planned the next day with us and played UNO cards with us, which was always a lot of fun. Our two porters were also 2 loyal souls. Every day they prepared fresh fruit plates for us and after took our luggage to the next overnight tea house, they came several kilometers back to help and take also the women's daypacks. We would book any other Himalayan trip with these guys again and again. And we can also say with a clear conscience that we have never observed such warm cooperation between guides and clients in any other trekking group during our adventure. The cold and the altitude make the EBC no walk in the park for normal hikers. It's nice to be able to rely on a good partner for everything else to enjoy the nature as much as possible.

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