Hike to the Mt. Everest Base Camp (5,364m) and Kala Patthar (5,545m) view point.
Lifetime adventurous journey towards the base camp of the tallest peak on earth.
Superb views of the world’s highest peaks Mt. Everest (8,848.86m), Makalu (8,463m), Cho Oyu (8,201m), and Lhotse (8,516m).
The impressive sight of the other mountains such as Amadablam (6,812m), Pumori (7,161m), and Nuptse (7,861 m).
Discover Namche Bazar, which is the largest town in the heart of the Khumbu region.
Explore the Sherpa settlements and their living style.
Exciting mountain flight experiences.
Visit the 17th-century oldest Tengboche monastery.
Sightseeing tour at world heritage sites in the Kathmandu Valley.
Everest Base Camp Overview
5,364m Everest base camp trek goes through a legendary route where the landscapes & welcoming Sherpa’s touch your soul. So, hike between giants test your mental strength as you view high mountain lakes & milky rivers. Likewise, you will also see lovely green valley’s loaded with purple blossoms if your trip to Nepal is in spring. Life is about moments. Create them, don’t wait for them. There’s never a dull moment on the Everest base camp trek…
Everest Base Camp Trek in Nepal is one of the hottest destinations for adventure anywhere on earth. In other words, it’s dreaming big when you book an Everest base camp trek. This is one of those trips that give meaning to your holiday dreams in the sunshine. For example, hiking on the legendary foothills just below the mighty mountains brings you closer to the world’s super peaks. That can only be the king of all peaks – Mt. Everest. The breathtaking views of the master peaks are only in the Everest Region.
Furthermore, this exciting trek is popular worldwide for its trailblazing routes & awesome landscapes. Nature hereabouts stirs your heart with a special joy. We put in much planning before you do this trip. Our plan includes enough acclimatizing because of the Everest base camp trek altitude. We encourage you to walk at a pace that is comfortable for your body’s needs.
Check out our itinerary for Everest Base Camp Trek below or just send us an email and we’ll tailor-make an itinerary based on your requirements.
Everest Base Camp Trek is all about self discovery…
We leave behind the comforts of our hotel in Kathmandu & take a fairytale flight to Lukla. At Lukla, we meet up with our friendly trekking team & hit the trails. We hike by the banks of the Dudh Kosi River through welcoming pretty Sherpa villages. After crossing several airy swing bridges, we walk into the bustling capital of Namche bazaar.
Our Everest base camp trek itinerary gives you enough time to acclimatize in this town. Namche sits within the Sagarmatha National Park, & is the capital of the Khumbu. Likewise, this is a natural spot to get familiar with the thin air at higher levels. Notwithstanding the great views in this area, we also visit the famous Tengboche monastery. This is the largest monastery in the region. There is so much we get to enjoy here. These mountains teach us a lot about life & ourselves.
Famous climbers use the trails we now walk by to summit Everest. Some made it, some did not. However, these same trails offer us so much of unforgettable beauty. The trek is difficult but many cozy teahouses on these trails offer good food. The warm beds shelter us from unkind weather.
We walk deep into the Khumbu, into forests of rhododendron, birch trees & pine. On the way, we come across colorful villages where we enjoy a sincere welcome by the local Sherpa people. We finally arrive at base camp, the main reason for our trip. The next day we climb up to Kalapatthar at 5,545m for a stunning early morning sunrise. The views from here are simply mind-blowing, leaving us breathless for a while!
This is where our trip ends as we head back to Kathmandu via Namche to Lukla for our flight.
Are you cut out for this trip?
Why shouldn’t you be so? You don’t need any technical experience for this great adventure.
What you do need is some good walking habits of about 3-4 hours a day.
Walking up the stairs to the 6th-7th floor of your building everyday would be ideal. You must be physically fit. This trek is fairly hard to difficult. But it can be done by anyone, from the young to the aged. This trek can even be done by greenhorns. You spend 11-12 days on the trail each day. Your max hiking time on the trails is 8 hours to a min of 3 hours uphill & downhill. While trekking you go higher by 400 to 800 meters each day. The highest point you must get to is 5,545m at Kala Patthar to view some of the best scenery on earth.
The route is overall gentle on your body with some steep areas & some downhill hikes. You must hike through pretty rough gravel paths. There’s no need to worry about any technical moves, just go easy & hike to your pace. You will love it when you stop for your meals & some rest at the local mountain lodges. This is an adventure in the wild. Difficult roads often lead to beautiful destinations.
Glorious Himalaya is an authentic tour company based in Kathmandu, Nepal. We are a team of expert mountain leaders having more than a decade of experience in adventure tourism. Below are some reasons to choose us
1) Over the 10 years, we are operating this venture for thousands of thrill seekers.
2) We give 8% of our profit to the Philanthropy campaign to support the needy locals.
3) Owned by local experts.
4) Deliver top-notch travel service to the customers.
5) We operate tours by following the sustainable eco-tourism guidelines.
6) Authentic local guides and porters having years of mountain experience.
7) Provides hygienic foods and the best local lodges for your comfort stays in the mountain region.
Lukla Flight Diversion
In the past years, Lukla flights were operated from Kathmandu airport. But since 2019, flights to Lukla have been operating from Manthali (Ramechhap) airport during the peak trekking seasons. These busy months are April & May in Spring and October & November in autumn season. Due to the dramatic flow of tourists, there is high air traffic at Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu and it may lead to diversions or delays of flights to Lukla.
Both domestic and international airport is situated at the same place in Kathmandu. It has only one runway and approach system, which leads backlog on the airport runway, as there are no landing alternatives. Hence, International flights that fly long distances are given the first priority for landing, compromising domestic flights. So, the single runway and one-way approach are the primary causes of flight delays or cancellations at Kathmandu Airport.
This alternate small airfield, located in Ramechhap district approximately 132 kilometers east of Kathmandu, ensures the safety of passengers and crew. While this diversion may add a few hours of drive, it exemplifies Nepal’s commitment to passenger safety. And the importance of ensuring a smooth and secure journey to this breathtaking corner of the Himalayas.
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Arrival in Kathmandu and transfer to the hotel (1,400m)
One of our office representatives will be waiting for you at the airport exit terminal with a Glorious Himalaya placard. Upon arrival at the Kathmandu airport, you will be warmly greeted in a traditional way with a fresh garland. And then transferred to the respective hotel for your pleasant stay.
Check-in at the hotel. Take a rest for a while in your hotel’s room after a long and tiring flight. The capital city- Kathmandu is a vast museum of ancient art, cultures, and sacred temples. Indulge in the beauties of Kathmandu valley and roam around the Thamel-tourist hub.
In the evening, your trip leader will come to the hotel and give a briefing about EBC Trek. He also assists you to purchase any missing or needy trekking gear (equipment) nearby your hotel from the clothing stores. Be familiar with an unfamiliar city and spend the first night in Kathmandu.
Sightseeing tour in Kathmandu
Today is the day to explore the cultural, religious, and historical sites of Kathmandu valley. Out of the seven, you will visit four UNESCO world heritage sites. They are Pashupatinath temple, Swyambhunath (also known as the monkey temple), Boudhanath Stupa, and Kathmandu Durbar Square.
Kathmandu is the heart of Nepal for its ancient history and culture. It is a well-known destination for both international and domestic tourists. The city is a marvelous amalgamation of Hinduism, Buddhism, and Western cultural influences. It has a rich historical, cultural, and religious legacy. This entire legacy is reflected in many temples, monuments, and artifacts that it contains.
Have your hot breakfast at the hotel. You will be taken on a full-day guided sightseeing tour of Kathmandu valley. Your city tour guide will pick you up from the hotel at 9’o clock in the morning. He has core information about all the related heritage sites that you are going to visit.
You will begin your tour from Swyambhunath stupa and Kathmandu Durbar Square. Thereafter, discover the most famous and revered Hindu shrine ‘Pashupatinath temple. And the largest Buddhist stupa in south Asia- the Boudhanath stupa, contains both Buddhist and Hindu shrines. It stands as testimony to the religious harmony that exists in the country.
Kathmandu durbar square is located at the heart of the bustling city. It is one of three old Durbar Squares (royal palace) inside the valley. It is also known as the Basantapur or Hanuman Dhoka Durbar Square. The Royal Palace is full of temples and ancient buildings that are dedicated to Hindu gods. Hence, it is a prime attraction for first-time visitors with its intricate wood carvings and rich history.
Pashupatinath Temple is one of the sacred Hindu temples of Nepal dedicated to the incarnation of the Hindu god Shiva. The holiest temple of Hindus is situated on both banks of the Bagmati river on the eastern outskirts of Kathmandu. It is also known as the “temple of living beings” that stands as a symbol of faith, religion, culture, and tradition. The shrine is famous for its awe-inspiring and notable pagoda architecture. The main temple of Pashupatinath is a building with a bunk roof and a gold spire. Every year, this holy place attracts thousands of elderly followers of Hinduism to pay respect and seek blessings from Lord Shiva. It is a temple with a special atmosphere of death. Death is present in almost every ritual and every corner of it.
Boudhanath Stupa is also known as “Boudhanath Khasti Chaitya” and “Khasa Chaitya ”. Located about 11km from the center and northeastern boundaries of Kathmandu, Nepal. The Stupa is a semicircle-shaped structure. It is built by a Tibetan King around 600 AD to reflect the cosmological beliefs of Buddhism. Towering over the surrounding town is a giant Mandala of peace and beauty.
Swayambhunath Stupa or Chaitya is also known as a “Monkey Temple”. The stupa has stood as a symbol of belief and harmony for decades, with the Hindu temple and goddess interwoven into Buddhist sites. It represents the Buddha’s mind. And it offers peace, freedom, and joy to the whole world and ultimately helps us to obtain enlightenment. Swayambhunath is located on the highest point of a twin-peaked hill rising in the Kathmandu Valley. Climbing up the hill’s eastern side’s long row of steps and ascending the final section of stairs. You can overlook the panoramic view of the Kathmandu valley from the hilltop.
After a full-day sightseeing tour, you will be transferred to the hotel. An orientation session for the trek, which commences the following day will be organized in the evening. If necessary, you can buy the remaining trekking equipment around Thamel.
Hotel Thamel Park or same category hotel in Kathmandu
Flight to Lukla (2,846) and trek to Phakding (2,610m) - 3/4 hrs walk
Today is the most exciting day as you are going to begin your real adventure journey onwards.
Mostly, the weather in the mountain regions is pleasant in the morning. Thus, your trekking guide will pick you up from the hotel early in the morning as the mountain flights are operating for the morning to ensure that you will be able to land at Lukla.
A 35-minute thrilling scenic flight to Lukla and a landing on a steep mountain runway bring us to the start of our trek at the village of Lukla [2,846m]. If weather permits during the flight, you will have breathtaking views of the snow-capped Himalayas from the windows of your twin-otter (small plane).
After landing at the small Lukla airport, take a short tea break and meet our porters (if porters include in your package). Then, commence your trek with a gradual walk through the beautiful alpine forest along the Dudh Koshi River with the distant views of Mount Khumbila from Cheplung village. Along the way, you will also cross a suspension bridge that will add some thrill to your journey. This is your first day in the mountain region, stay overnight at a local tea house in Phakding at an altitude of 2,610m. Have enough rest as you have to walk a long day tomorrow.
Please note:During the peak trekking months (March, April, May and September, October and November) Lukla’s flights are operating from Ramechhap airport instead of Kathmandu due to heavy air traffic at Kathmandu Airport. It’s about a 5-6 hours’ drive from Kathmandu to Manthali/Ramechhap airport depending on highway traffic. We should wake up at 1:30 am and drive for Ramechhap airport on a share tourist vehicle and take a 20 minutes flight to Lukla.
9 KM/ 5.6 miles
1,210 m/ 3,970 ft
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Trek to Namche Bazaar (3,440m) - 6 hrs walk
After a good breakfast at Phakding, we set out for the mountain junction town of Namche; we cross and re-cross the river on high airy suspension bridges. Beyond Monjo is the entrance to the Sagarmatha National Park which was set up to protect and preserve the fragile mountain environment.
We then take a steep hike to Namche Bazar. If the weather is clear, we get the first glimpse of Mt Everest. Namche is the main trading village in the Khumbu and has a busy Saturday market – a meeting place for the Hindus and Buddhists traders from the lowlands and the Tibetan yak caravans that have crossed the glaciated Nangpa La. Namche is the gateway to the Khumbu. This is where we crash out for the night.
9 KM/ 5.6 miles
830 m/ 2,723 ft
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Acclimatization in Namche Bazaar (3,440m)
Namche is tucked away between two ridges amidst the giant peaks of the Khumbu and has an abundance of lodges, tea shops, and souvenir shops. It is an ideal place to spend a day, acclimatizing to the new altitude before heading off towards Tengboche.
To acclimatize, you visit Khunde Hospital set up by Sir Edmund Hillary, or take a one-hour walk up to the Everest View Hotel above Namche for the sunset view of Ama Dablam, Nuptse, Lhotse, and Everest. We then go to Khumjung where we visit a school established by Hillary.
We begin our hike after enjoying lunch; bypassing the route of Khimde. There are also good views from the National Park Centre and Museum just above the town. After going through our acclimatization drills, we head down to our lodge for some beers & good sleep.
1.5 KM/ 1 Mile
160 m/ 525 ft
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Trek to Tengboche (3,860m) - 5 hrs walk
After breakfast in Namche, we start our trek towards Tengboche enjoying the superb view of Mt. Everest, Nuptse, Lhotse, Ama Dablam and close up view of Thamserku.
Our trek follows on the gradual trail with few ups and downs overlooking a magnificent view of the great Himalaya. Along the way, we can spot wild lives like pheasant, musk deer, or a herd of Himalayan Thar. The trail goes gradually down up to Kyangjuma. The path eventually reaches Sanasa which is the major trail junction to Gokyo valley and Everest Base Camp.
The track then follows through the pine forests and after we cross the prayer flags festooned bridge over Dudh Kosi River, we reach Phunki Tenga, a small settlement with a couple of teahouses and a small army post amidst the alpine woods. After having a relaxed lunch at Phunki Tenga we then have a little tough climb steep up through the pine forests while before we reach Tengboche.
Tengboche is a great place for close up views of Ama-Dablam, Nuptse, and Everest and it has the biggest Buddhist Monastery all over in the Khumbu region. Overnight stay at the lodge in Tengboche.
12 KM/ 7.5 Miles
420 m/ 1,378 ft
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Trek to Dingboche (4,410m) - 5 hrs walk
Before leaving Tengboche, don’t miss capturing the stunning sunrise view over Ama Dablam. This will be one of the points of interest you will cherish for a lifetime.
After a hot breakfast, we will be following the route to Dingboche. Dingboche is one of the high-altitude Sherpa’s settlements in the Everest region. We descend downhill through a forest, cross the Imja Khola and climb steadily to the village of Pangboche. This place is one of the best points to capture the striking views of Mt. Ama Dablam 6,812 meters (22,349 ft).
The trail further leads along the glacial river until we arrive at today’s destination, Dingboche. En route, we will be passing through various small villages, prayer flags, mani walls, Chorterns, and prayer wheels.
Dingboche is situated at an altitude of 4,410 meters, where trekkers begin feeling the detrimental outcomes of excessive altitude. Drinking plenty of hot fluids will keep your body hydrated. Hence, we suggest you drink water, tea, coffee, and soups adequately. Additionally, walk easily, ascent slowly, and take a rest. In addition, hold your mindset positive and follow your leader’s advice. We bunk out for the night at Dingboche.
12 KM / 7.5 Miles
550 m/ 1,804 ft
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
A day to rest and chill out (4,410m)
This is a day to rest, acclimatize and give our weary bones a breather. However, we don’t remain idle; we also get to wander up the valley to look at a lake, the Tshola Tsho, and the perpendicular walls of Cholatse and Tawache.
We can climb up onto the ridge overlooking Dingboche for the view of the Imja Valley and the incredible south face of Mt. Lhotse. The views here steal your breath away. We bunk out in the village of Dingboche for the night stay.
5 KM /3.1 Miles
340 m/ 1,140 ft
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Trek to Lobuche (4,940m) - 5 hrs walk
We continue up the wide valley beneath the impressive peaks of Cholatse and Tawache on the left. We then turn right and take a steep climb towards the foot of the Khumbu Glacier. The tea house at Duglha is a good spot to have lunch.
The trail zigzags up through the boulders of the glacier’s terminal moraine. At the top of this climb, there are many stone cairns, built as memorials to the many Sherpas who have died while climbing Mt Everest. The path then climbs gently along the glacier, to eventually reach the cluster of houses at Lobuche.
12 KM/ 7.5 Miles
430 m/ 1,739 ft
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Trek to Everest Base Camp (5,364m) & back to Gorakshep (5,164m) - 8 hrs walk
Today it’s a long and gritty day. After a hot breakfast at our lodge, we climb through meadows and moraine stones steps to reach Gorakshep, by either climbing to Kala Patthar or continue heading to Everest base camp.
We suggest that you make a beeline for the Everest base camp. By the way, from Everest base camp we do not see Mount Everest. However, from Kala Patthar, we get to see the entire south face of Mt. Everest and well-known peaks nearby; this also includes great sights of the skyline of the Tibet plateau. Overnight at the height of (5,164m) at a lodge.
10 KM/ 6.2 Miles
424m/ 1,391 ft
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Hike to Kalapatthar (5,545m) and Trek to Pheriche (4,371m) - 7 hrs walk
Early in the morning, we climb to Kalapatthar at (5,545m.) and enjoy a spectacular sunrise view. From Kala Patthar, you can have a panoramic view of Mt. Everest and many other mountain peaks. It includes a host of famous ones: Mt. Pumori, Mt. Lingtren, Mt. Khumbetse, Mt. Nuptse, and Mt. Lhotse, Mt. Ama Dablam, Mt. Thamserku, and many more huge peaks.
Yaks are normally regarded as four-legged porters in this area. Due to their tough terrain which would be difficult for human porters. The town of Pheriche is also known as a highly windy town. Hereabouts, you can see the perpendicular walls of Cholatse and Tawache.
The Himalayan Rescue Association Aid Post is also located here. And foreign volunteer doctors provide medical treatment to trekkers as well as local people in this area. We stay overnight at a lodge.
18 KM/ 11.1 Miles
381 m/ 1250 ft
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Trek back to Namche (3,440m) - 6 hrs walk
We retrace our steps with a Trek back to Namche about 6 hours from Pheriche and do an overnight at the bustling & hustling village town of Namche with full board meals (Breakfast/Dinner/Lunch).
We chill out here with some beers and enjoy some relevant comfort. Overnight at lodge in Namche.
22 KM/ 13.6 Miles
931 m/ 3,054 ft
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Trek back to Lukla (2,846m) - 7 hrs walk
This is our last day on these lovely mountains that have been home to us all of these days.
We continue to backtrack our hike towards Lukla along the Dudh Koshi River which is about 7 hours from Namche and do an overnight at Lukla.
21 KM/ 13 Miles
594 m/ 1,949 ft
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Flight back to Kathmandu and farewell dinner in the evening (1,400m) - 45 minutes flight
Most flights from Lukla to Kathmandu are scheduled for early morning to avoid the strong winds. It’s a scenic flight from Lukla to Kathmandu for about forty-five minutes. We touch down at Kathmandu and transferred to our hotel. In the evening we will organize a farewell dinner with Nepalese cuisine and a cultural dance show in Kathmandu.
1446 m/ 4744 ft
Departure from Nepal
After breakfast and our last day in Kathmandu, our vehicle and escorts will be on standby to drop you to the international airport three hours before our scheduled flight back home.
At Glorious Himalaya, meeting you has been a great honor and we pray for your Safe journey home and will reflect on the wonderful times we spent together. Bon Voyage!!! We hope to see you again someday…
If our above-designed itinerary does not meet your expectation, we’ll craft an itinerary based on your requirements. Just tell us your holiday plan.
All the airport pick-ups and drop-offs are by private vehicles.
3 nights of luxury hotel accommodation in Kathmandu city inclusive of breakfast.
11 nights of twin-sharing basis local lodges accommodations while on the trek.
Mealson full board while on the trek in the mountain region (Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner)
Total: 14-Breakfasts, 11-Lunches & 12-Dinners throughout the trip.
We serve seasonal fruits every day after your dinner during the trek.
One day Kathmandu sightseeing tour guided by a city tour guide with private transport.
Experienced and government-certified trekking guide for the trek.
Supporting porters to carry your belongings during the trek. (1 porter for 2 clients)
An assistant guide for a group above 10 people.
Salary, accommodations, transport, meals, and accidental insurance for all our trekking guides and porters.
Domestic flights (Kathmandu-Lukla-Kathmandu) including airport taxes.
All the necessary paper works and trekking permits for the trek.
Emergency helicopter rescue service in case of health issues while on the trek. (In this case, you should have travel insurance)
Rain protection duffel bag and sleeping bag to use for the trek. (provided on request)
A comprehensive first aid medical kit and an oximeter to check your pulse and oxygen level while on the trek – useful for high altitude sickness while on the trek.
Trip achievement certificate after successful trip completion.
All government taxes and company service charges.
In the end, we offer a Nepalese cuisine farewell dinner in Kathmandu with a cultural dance performance.
Pre-meeting at Kathmandu before the trek.
Nepal entry visa fees. Visit the link for the Nepal tourist visa information.
Your personal entrance fees for Kathmandu sightseeing.
Your extra expenses such as the use of WIFI, hot shower, and battery charging while on the trek.
Alcoholic beverages and cold drinks during the trek.
Extra hotel nights accommodation in Kathmandu or in Lukla if other than the scheduled itinerary.
Your personal trekking equipment and travel insurance.
Gratitude to the trekking guides and porters.
Excess baggage of more than 15 kg for Lukla flight.
Since our company’s establishment, we have operated EBC trek for more than 700 groups. And the flights play a vital role in the Everest base camp trek, which is beyond our control.
Besides the flights, we have a 98% success rate on this trek. Our 12 days hiking itinerary includes enough 2 days for acclimatization.
2) What happens if there is an emergency?
All of our guides have a wealth of knowledge. They are aware of any potential medical emergencies or crises that could occur while on the journey. Local guides are prepared to tackle any tragedy since they have had rigorous first-aid training.
There are health posts run by local and international doctors for any minor ailments.
In case of an emergency, the guides are qualified to deliver First-Aid service. If required, you will transfer to the nearby hospitals. Or, in case of an emergency, you will request an immediate airlift to Kathmandu.
When there are serious problems of AMS (Acute Mountain Sickness), our guides give Diamox. And immediately take the patient to a lower elevation.
Since the initial costs of the rescue operation will need to be reimbursed by your insurance company or by using cash or credit.
3) Do I require to be insured for this trek?
In case of a severe illness or any casualties, we’ll do everything to move on to the closest hospital to save your life (that has happened to us a few times). And you’re utterly accountable for all the expenses incurred in evacuation/rescue. Therefore, please be certain these costs are covered by your insurance coverage before assigning to the trek. Or even be ready to pay your own after returning to Kathmandu. So make sure that you’ve fully insured which can cover helicopter rescue expenses before performing the excursion.
4) Do I have to Book this trip early?
We highly recommend you book your trip a few months in advance. We will need to reserve your flights to Lukla earlier. Especially during the peak trekking season, when there is a large number of trekkers. However, if you arrive and want to organize your trip we can also arrange Last MINUTE BOOKINGS !!! The earliest is best for us.
5) Food & Accommodation during the Everest Base Camp Trek
You will spend your nights at the common local Teahouse or lodges during your EBC trek. It is the classic form of trekking accommodation on the trail. All are set and operated by local villagers. And provide you with basic yet optimal facilities like comfortable rooms, and westernized washrooms with WIFI service. While at dinner, you can also meet other interesting people from different nationalities with their exciting stories.
Besides the tea house’s accommodation, there are also a number of luxury hotels available on the Everest base camp trail. It can be managed at an extra cost.
While both vegetarian and non-vegetarian foods are available for meals that are hygienic as well as healthy. You can order your favorites as per the menu of the teahouse/lodge. On the lower elevations, you can taste a wider variety of dishes like Nepali, Indian, Continental, Chinese, etc. While Tea, coffee, eggs, bakery items, snacks, bars, etc can easily be found on your trek. However, we suggest our customers to take Daal-Bhat instead other varieties while trekking. Because Daal-Bhat meals are fresh and cooked well than the other foods in the mountain regions.
6) Are Hot showers and Laundry services available at Everest Base Camp Trek?
In the initial days, it was difficult for the trekkers to take shower and wash clothes. But these days there are certain laundry and showers facilities made possible for the trekkers. You will get gas geyser for a hot shower in the bathroom at most of the places. Hot shower facilities are available for trekkers till to Gorakshep village, close to Everest Base Camp. Some lodges also provide you with hot water in a bucket.
Trekkers are required to pay for a hot shower that ranges from USD $2 to 4 per use. The cost of a hot shower increases accordingly with the increase in height of the place. Trekkers mostly have their own quick-drying towels for use. In case you don’t have one, lodges provide you with towels upon request.
Tea houses and Lodges provide hot showers and laundry services on Everest Base Camp Trek. Laundry facilities are available till Namche Bazaar which costs USD $1 to 3 or Nepalese Currency Rs 100-300 per piece, according to the size of the cloth. Hot showers facilities are available in each and every lodge during EBC Trek in Nepal.
7) What will happen if my flight to Lukla is Cancelled?
Generally, the flights connecting Kathmandu and Lukla are reliable.
However, it can be delayed for some hours or even be canceled for the whole day due to the inclement weather. If your flight is canceled, we will promptly reschedule for the next day’s flight. We may also be able to provide a choice for a privately chartered helicopter.
If you choose to take the helicopter service, this will cost an extra $500 or more. Prices are depending upon the group size and availability.
Additional Hotel nights and meals in Kathmandu are not covered in the package during flight delays. Although, we will make arrangements for our clients. Further, you are responsible for extra hotel accommodation and meals in case of flight cancelation.
Therefore, we strongly suggest our clients add at least 2 or 3 extra days to the end of your trip. This will give you some flexibility in the case of any interruptions so that you will not have to miss your international flight.
8) What is the weight limit for Kathmandu to Lukla Flight?
Basically, the weight limit on flights to Lukla from Kathmandu is 15 kg total- checked in and carry on.
This also holds true for every mountain airports like Phaplu, Simikot, Jomsom, etc
9) Do I need a prior Trekking Experience for EBC Trek?
Some prior trekking experiences are beneficial. However, any novice or experienced trekker with moderate fitness should be able to complete the trek.
For those who are used to hiking long distances with a weighted backpack, they might find the trek easy.
Furthermore, those who don’t have any such experiences can try jogging, sprinting, swimming, and exercising a few weeks before trekking. It helps to boost your endurance level and also brings your body in proper shape condition. Hike around nearby places, and focus on building your strength. The trek is challenging but rewarding in every way. With a sort of training and determination, you can conquer the trek. Tick it off your bucket list.
10) What are the benefits of having a guide for EBC Trek?
Hiring a professional licensed guide will add more trekking experience. Some of the ways that having a guide will benefit you are:
1. Lead or suggest the best trails to take.
2. Manage all your permits and flights.
3. Recommend the best spots to rest, eat at, and stay overnight.
4. Monitor your health regularly.
5. Provide first aid treatment in case of emergencies.
6. Assist you to communicate with the locals.
7. Get the latest updates on the weather conditions of the trails.
8. Provide you information on the surroundings such as the names of the mountains/peaks, their height, plus Local names.
9. Give information on the culture, flora and fauna of the region, and some interesting stories.
Besides, having a guide is also having a friend and a guardian who is always there to look after you. You don’t have to focus on making lots of decisions while on the trek and make the most of your trip. Moreover, you are employing someone and also contributing to a local economy.
11) Can I recharge my electronic gadgets during the EBC trek?
Yes, recharge facilities are available during your trek. Electricity is obtained via solar panels in the Everest Region. You can charge your electronic gadgets at any teahouses or lodges. Plus, this will cost you an extra NPR 200-300 per hour.
It is beneficial to bring a universal travel adapter. We recommend our clients to bring a solar charger and power banks on their trip.
12) Communication on Everest Base Camp Trek
It’s a great thing to be “connected” with your loved ones. The Internet is the most popular means of communication used by most of the trekkers. Use Viber, WhatsApp, Skype, or facetime where you can call. Though the internet speed experience during your trek may not be as fast as in the city areas cause the farther up the height you get, the slower, less reliable, and more expensive these service becomes. Your Hotels in the cities will provide free WIFI, but the lodges and tea-houses on the trek will charge an extra 1 to 2 Dollars per day.
Most of the routes have mobile coverage, though the service may still not be reliable.
This will also depend upon the type of network SIM you use and will cost you a fair bit of money to keep using it. Though some days at a higher altitude, the mobile network is not reachable. Upon your request, we will provide you with a local SIM card.
In case of emergencies, your emergency contacts and information will be with us before you leave for the trek.
13) Extra Personal Expenses During Trek
Most of the services are included in our Everest base camp trek package such as meals, accommodations, transportation, permits, flights, etc. However, your personal expenses are not included in our packages. Please, bear in your mind that you should be prepared for the extra expenses below.
Drinking-Water: Available at $1 to $ 3 in the teahouses.
Hot Shower at Teahouses: $ 2 to $ 5 / day
Wifi Use at Teahouses : $1 to $ 3 / day
Gadgets Charging: $1 to $3 / hr
Hot Drinks : $0.5 – $1.5/ cup
Total: USD 10-15 / day (Beverages Extra)
Tipping to Guides and Porters
14) Useful Nepali Words
The few words in the native language goes a long way and bring smiles on the faces of locals.
Hi! / Greetings = Namaste
Thank you = Dhanyabad
My name is = Mero Naam
Your name? = Tapai ko Naam?
I’m fine = Malai Sanchai cha
How are you?= Tapailai Kasto Cha?
Let’s go= Jum
Yes = Ho
No = Hoena
Hot Water = Tato Pani
Cold Water = Cold Water
Tasty = Mitho Cha
How much is this? = Yo Kati Ho?
Good = Ramro
Pardon/Excuse me? = Maaf Garnus
How much? = Kati Ho
Good morning! = Suva Pravath
Good Night = Subha Ratri
How long? = Kati Tada ?
See You Again = Feri Bhetaula
Bye = tata
15) Why Everest Base Camp Trek with GHT?
With more than a decade of experience in the industry, GHT has already organized Everest Base Camp Trek and different tour packages for thousands of guests from around the world.
We have spent years refining our services and packages and helped make dreams come true of hundreds of trekkers by guiding them to the roof of the world, creating memories that last lifelong.
In praise to our dedication to becoming the best trekking agency in Nepal, we’ve been honored with the TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence and also awarded the “2020 Travelers Choice Award”, a feat given to agencies for providing outstanding service and customer care.
With our devoted team working around the clock to render quality services 24 hrs/day, we’ve gained the support of numerous returning customers. You can also read the ratings and views written by travelers from around the world on our trip advisor page.
Our qualified guides are supported by a network of experts who will guarantee the best services during the trek. Every client is accompanied by our certified, highly professional, first aid trained, and experienced team of leaders, who are trained and experienced to handle every situation in all the years gone by.
And while we specifically design our trips to maximize the value of every dollar and time you spend, our prices are arguably some of the best in our country and are planned in ways to make prices affordable to our clients. But we’ll never compromise when it comes to quality and your travel experience with GHT.
Also, we offer a tailor-made trip to our customers to plan the itinerary as per their preference.
All in all, your safety and satisfaction is our foremost priority, and with cheerful dispositions and expert advice, our expert team will help you to make the most of your journey, every step of the way.
Let us show you rightly why we’re the best operator in Nepal!
16) Do I require any official documents for the EBC trek?
Yes, you will require a valid passport, a tourist Visa for trekking permits, and necessary travel insurance for this trek.
17) Is it possible for me to Book an Everest Base Camp Trek with my children?
Of course, you can book the Everest base camp with your kids. But it requires a travel permit including Pasang Lhamu Rural Municipality Permit and Sagarmatha National Park. EBC is not only a top destination for adult travelers. It is also an adventurous and fantastic place for families to fulfill their bucket lists to make an unforgettable memory.
While the trek to Everest Base Camp (EBC) with kids can get to learn about different cultures, nature, and traditions. For your children’s safety, it’s crucial to follow a few guidelines while trekking to EBC. If your kid is under 6 years old then we are not advised to bring them on the trip. Because it is an extremely high-altitude trek and kids will be in distress instead of enjoying it. But, we will guide you on how to enjoy the breathtaking view and beauty of the world’s highest Mount Everest by taking your kids.
18) What is the total length of EBC Trek?
On our crafted itinerary, there is a total of 11 days hike from Lukla to Lukla. Therefore, the overall length of this trek is 130km. Every day you have to walk about 5-7 hours through the rocky and snowy terrain.
The trail of the trek is gradual ups, down, and sometimes plane land. Trekking to EBC is quite strenuous for beginners as you have to walk about 12-15 km each day for 11 days.
19) How crowded is EBC trail?
One of the most well-known journeys in the world is to Everest Base Camp. The peak seasons, which go from late September to November and March to early May, are filled with hikers every day. Planning your vacation beyond the busiest months can help you escape the overcrowding on the route. If you want to escape from the crowd, the best times to trek are at the beginning of September, December, late February, and the end of May.
20) Can I spend a night at Everest Base Camp?
Unfortunately, overnight stays at Everest Base Camp are not allowed for hikers. Government officials only allow Everest summiteers to spend the night at EBC. You must get an expensive Everest climbing permit in order to spend the night at the Base Camp. As a result, trekkers are only permitted to visit Everest base camp. However, you will visit Everest base camp and spend the night at Gorakshep (5,164m).
21) Is it possible to take a drive to Everest Base Camp?
South side of Everest Base Camp: The territory around Everest can only be reached by road from Kathmandu up to Tham Danda. To get to Everest Base Camp, you have to hike for an additional 8 to 10 days. Consequently, it is not possible to take a drive from Kathmandu to Everest Base Camp. The South side of the Everest Base Camp Trail is more well-liked by hikers than the China Side.
North side of Everest Base Camp: From Tibet’s side, there is a fine road that leads to Everest Base Camp. From Lhasa, Tibet, you may easily get to Everest Base Camp.
22) Can I see Mt. Everest from Everest Base Camp?
Everest Base Camp has two sides: a north side and a south side. So, it depends on which side you are visiting Everest Base Camp. From the southern side of Nepal, you cannot see Mount Everest’s top. Instead, you can view Nuptse and the Khumbu Ice falls in large part from base camp. Everest’s summit is really obscured from view. Therefore, for a better view of Mount Everest and other numerous peaks, trekkers hike to Kalapather (5,545m). And we have included the Kalapather visit in our itinerary.
But, if you travel to Everest’s northern side from Tibet, you can see the breathtaking views of Everest. It is possible to travel to the base camp on the Tibetan side as part of an overland tour or as part of the hike to the advanced base camp, which is at a height of 6400 meters.
23) Do I need crampons/microspikes or any climbing gear for this trek?
If you wish to go hiking in the spring (March to May) or fall (September to November), you do not require crampons or any other climbing equipment. However, if you are trekking in January or February during the winter season, it is advisable to carry crampons or microspikes with you. It will be challenging to trek on a snowy route without crampons. There’s a chance that snow will cover the paths then. Please be aware that having a pair of good hiking boots may increase your enjoyment of the activity.
24) How many days that I required for safe Everest Base Camp Trek?
A minimum of 12 days is required for a safe Everest base camp trek starting and ending at Kathmandu. You will have two enough days to acclimatize at Namche and Dingboche throughout these 12 days. It takes 8 days to reach the base camp from Kathmandu including 2 acclimatization days. And within 4 days you will return to Kathmandu from Everest Base Camp. To make it happen, you may engage in regular exercise or cardio at least 4 to 8 weeks before this excursion.
25) Are there laundry and hot shower facilities on the EBC Trek?
On this trek, about 95% of the local teahouses offer hot shower facilities that are available at an additional cost. And all the cold water is heated by solar power for the hot shower. Therefore, hot showers are unavailable during the rainy season or on gloomy days. We thus advise you to carry wet wipes in case hot showers are not possible. The cost of a hot shower varies depending on the amenities and elevation. On this EBC trek, you can get better hot shower facilities at Lukla, Phakding, and Namche. For each hot shower, teahouses typically charge between the $2 to $4. The price will then increase with elevation and range from $4 to $8.
Regarding the laundry service for the EBC trip, Namche Bazar and Lukla are the only places where you can find it. Due to the unavailability of high voltage electricity above Namche, laundry service is not possible in every place. And laundry is excessively expensive in Namche & Lukla. Bring adequate clothing for the 11-day journey, and it is best to clean your clothes in Kathmandu after the trek.
26) How safe is Everest Base Camp Trek?
This is another concern topic for the trekkers while planning the EBC journey. Every year, thousands of trekkers traveled to the Everest base camp. And 90% of them succeed in completing their journey without any issues. About 10% of travelers are not able to complete the trek because of their health issues. Therefore, it is often risk-free and doable for all hikers. There is no risk of avalanches and landslides on this trek. Travelers have given the tagline of a dangerous airport in the world for Lukla airport because of its inaccessible location. However, Lukla flights are also safer as well. In recent days, the trail to the Everest base camp is well constructed. During the peak season, it is filled with international travelers.
The most difficult aspect of this hike is likely altitude sickness. Thus, you must make the proper preparations before the expedition. Do some internet research or consult with Himalayan experts for advice on the right equipment, a well-prepared itinerary, and training beforehand. Our 12-day schedule includes adequate time for two days of acclimatization in Namche and Dingboche. You just need to be in good physical and mental health. Eat wisely, drink plenty of fluids and take enough rest during the trek.
27) Why Everest Base Camp Trek is popular among the hikers?
Who doesn’t want to visit the world’s most popular destinations? Don’t you want to spend your hard-earned money by visiting worthwhile places on earth? Everyone wants to travel to European Alps, the Eifel tower in Paris, Argentina’s Patagonia, Niagara falls in Canada, and so on. Likewise, if you are a hiking enthusiast, you must have dreamed about Everest Base Camp Trek.
Consequently, every trekking lover put this epic journey on their travel bucket list. Mount Everest – 8848.86 meters is the tallest peak on the planet. And reaching the top of Mount Everest is not possible for every dreamer. But, if you are physically and mentally fit you can at least reach the base camp of Everest without investing millions of dollars. Backpackers from around the world have their dream to visit the entire trekking destination in the world. But it is not possible to visit each of the world’s hiking places in their lifetime. So, they make their travel plan according to the popularity of the places. And definitely, everyone wants to visit Everest Base Camp at least once in their lifetime.
28) How can I book this Trek? And what are your payment terms?
To book this trek with us, go through the BOOK NOW red button and make an advance payment shortly. And your remaining payment should pay after your arrival in Kathmandu (before the trek). Once we received your advance booking, we will send you an e-receipt/invoice via email for your confirmation.
And for the remaining payment, we accept visa/master cards as well as cash.
However, we always prefer remaining payments in cash as we have to send the cash with our guide to pay your food and accommodation bills throughout the trek.
29) Do I need extra money on the trek? If yes, how much should I carry?
Yes, indeed you need some additional cash on the trek. As you are aware, even if you purchase full board service from us, usages of the internet, hot showers, battery charging, cold beverages, beers, etc. in the mountain region are not included. Therefore, you can pay yourself at the teahouses along the trail for these extra services. It is the optional amenities. So, if you don’t want to use it, you don’t have to pay for it.
Normally, an additional $15-25 for each day is enough for your extra expenses. However, you’ll need more extra cash if you want to drink beer or shop for items in the mountain.
We advise you to carry cash in local currency from Kathmandu. Because teahouses prefer to accept cash in Nepalese rupees. You can get local currency from the money exchange shop in Thamel or withdraw from ATMs. You can also find ATMs machines in Namche but it is not sure whether it works or not.
30) Which mountains I can see during this trek?
Below are the mountains that you can see while on the Everest Base Camp Trek. You can see all these mountains from different parts and viewpoints of this trek.
Mt Everest (8,848m)
Lhotse Shar (8,382m)
Cho Oyu (8,188m)
Ama Dablam (6,814m)
Nangkar Tshang (5,616m)
Hinku Himal (6,769m)
Kusum Kangkaru (6,370m)
Tabuche peak (6,495m)
Nirekha Peak (6,159m)
31) What is the highest and lowest sleeping point of this trek?
The highest sleeping point of this trek is 5,164 meters at Gorakshep and the lowest sleeping point of this trek is 2,650 meters which is Phakding.
32) Are there any age restriction for this trek?
There isn’t any age restriction for this hike. However, it is a strenuous hike at a high altitude that passes over mountains, rocky terrain through rivers, and alpine woods. Therefore, we advise anyone between the ages of 15 – 55 to take part in this walk. But, if you are a seasoned hiker in your 60s or 70s and in good physical shape, you can also participate in this activity and successfully complete the walk.
33) How often Lukla flights get cancelled?
Actually, Lukla’s flights depend on the weather. Lukla airport is situated at an elevation above 2,800 meters and is surrounded by high hills and mountains. Therefore, it is tough to take land on the ground if the weather is inclement. In the months of March, April, May, October, November, and December flights won’t get canceled as the weather in these months are pleasant and clear. Mostly, Lukla flights get canceled in the monsoon months which are June, July, and August.
34) Can I withdraw money while on EBC Trek?
ATM machines are not so reliable on this route due to the remoteness and lack of electric power. There is an atm machine at Namche Bazaar but they might be out of service frequently. Most importantly, they are not compatible with all credit/debit cards. Hence, it is advisable to carry cash from Kathmandu.
35) What would be the average temperature and weather condition on this trek?
The temperature and weather conditions vary according to the season. Normally, during the spring and autumn season, weather will be pleasant, warm, and have clear visibility. Thus, the trail of Everest base camp is busy in these seasons.
If you are going to trek in winter and monsoon season, check the weather forest and trail conditions beforehand and prepare yourself accordingly.
Check the average temperatures and weather conditions of the Everest base camp trail according to the seasons.
Spring Season (March – May)
Average temperature in daytime: 10 to 15°C
Average temperature in morning & nighttime: 1 to -10°C
Wind speed: 15 to 16 km/h
Sunshine hours/day: 7 to 8
Monsoon Season (June – August)
Average temperature in daytime: 15 to 20°C
Average temperature in morning & nighttime: 1 to 5°C
Wind speed: 16km/h
Sunshine hours/day: 5
Autumn (September – November)
Average temperature in daytime: 10 to 15°C
Average temperature in morning & nighttime: 1 to -10°C
Wind speed: 15km/h
Sunshine hours/day: 7
Winter (December – February)
Average temperature in daytime: 5 to 10°C
Average temperature in morning & nightime: -10 to -20°C
Wind speed: 40km/h
Sunshine hours/day: 7 to 8
36) From where I can get the first sight of Mount Everest?
Every trekker has a curiosity about from where they can get the first view of Mount Everest. According to our itinerary, we can get the first sight of Mount Everest on the fourth day of our trek. We will hike from Phakding to Namche Bazaar on our fourth day while walking uphill after crossing the Tenzing Hillary bridge; we can see the first but far view of Mount Everest (8,848.86 meters). But we can see only the spectacular view of Mt. Everest from the Kalapathar (5,545 meters) viewpoint on the 11th day.
I’m pleased to share my Everest base camp trek experience with an expert company in Nepal. It was my first visit to Nepal and everything was managed very well.
I embarked on this journey with my guide Ram and he assisted me throughout my difficult times. It was a worthy visit to Nepal. Their itinerary was well crafted and the provided tea house accommodations were fine. We trekked through Lukla, Phadking, Namche, Tengboche, Dingboche, Lobuche and then to Gorakshep – Everest base camp 5364 meters. My guide Ram always ensured my safety and checked everything properly before we left our hotel.
Even more, the weather was perfect during the trek. We had a fantastic sunrise view from Kalapather, one of the best moments of this journey.
Absolutely, I would like to recommend Glorious Himalaya Company for your Everest region trek and they can manage everything properly for your pleasant journey.
Glorious Himalaya team delivers a high level of professional service and tailors each trip to individual preferences. The guides are exceptionally knowledgeable and hospitable, making you feel like part of their Nepalese family. Moreover, their pricing is competitive. I heartily recommend their services and look forward to booking with them again whenever I have the opportunity to return to Nepal.