Everest Base Camp Trek

12 Days

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$ 1200

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Grade:

Moderate

Group Size:

1-12 people

Transport:

Plane, Jeep, Car

Altitude:

5,545m

Meals:

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Accommodation:

Tea Houses

Starts At:

Kathmandu

Ends At:

Kathmandu

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Highlights of 12 Days Everest Base Camp Trek

  • Mount Everest Base Camp (5,364m).
  • Thrilling and scenic mountain flight.
  • Provides you with sweeping views of the Khumbu icefall and Glacier.
  • Enjoy the breathtaking views of the world’s highest peak and neighboring summits.
  • Witness the alluring sunset on Mt. Everest and a variety of landscapes from the Kala Patthar viewpoint (5,545m).
  • Explore the local culture of the Sherpas and their way of life.
  • Historic and sacred Tengboche monastery.

Overview

Are you planning to trek to Everest Base Camp? Are you looking for an exotic journey in the untamed, high-altitude Everest region? Select a suitable package for your 12 days Everest Base Camp Trek itinerary with Glorious Himalaya Trekking.

The nirvana of the Himalayas attracts lots of people every year around the globe.  One of the most amazing and famous trekking expeditions in Nepal is the Everest base camp. The trek appeals in addition to the Himalayas’ mind-blowing beauty and the wonderful experience of being so high up in them. The trekkers will cherish this trek fondly throughout their whole life. Hiking to the base camp of Mount Everest is not only about a mountain walk, it is also about discovering yourself.

With this traditional walk, you can ascend and descend the main trekking path right in the heart of the Solu Khumbu region. In addition, you will also visit the ancient Buddhist monastery in Tengboche.  Tengboche monastery is the oldest Buddhist heritage site in the Everest region. If your main objective is to reach Everest Base Camp, this trek is suited for you, even though the Khumbu region has many other beautiful places.

People who don’t feel like ascending the highest peak in the world or who aren’t physically fit enough typically choose one of the treks, such as the 12 Days Everest Base Camp trek, which is neither simple nor difficult. However, this trek is not for everyone.

This expedition is appropriate for people looking for a tranquil, uninhabited location, an exhilarating experience, and someone who enjoys the history and culture of a nation that embraces religion. The optimum season for fresh days and clear mountain views is particularly in the spring and fall.

Check out our itinerary for 12 Days Everest Base Camp Trek  below or just send us an  email and we’ll tailor-make an itinerary based on your requirements.

Hike through the legendary footsteps

You’ll recognize how unique our 12 Days Everest Base Camp Trek itinerary truly is when your feet step onto the trail. Following in the footsteps of legendary mountaineers will lead you past hilltop monasteries, Himalayan market villages, and rugged peaks until you reach the renowned starting location for all Everest expeditions.

Our venture begins with a scenic mountainous flight from Kathmandu to Lukla airport. After reaching Lukla, we will meet our porters and start our real trek to Phakding. Then after, our journey goes through the picturesque trail passing through Namche Bazaar, Tengboche, Dingboche and Lobuche. On the 8th day, we’ll reach Everest Base Camp which is the main destination of this adventure. The next day, we will walk to Kala Patthar viewpoint from Gorakshep early in the morning for the surreal sunrise view over Mount Everest. For enough acclimatization, we will stay 2 nights in Namche bazaar and 2 nights in Dingboche.

Don’t miss the opportunity to travel in the footsteps of some of the world’s most famous adventurers and many other legendary mountaineers who lost their lives while ascending the summit. So, allow us to assist you in exploring Khumbu’s many amazing features. And appreciate the breathtaking mountain valleys and amazing attractions of the area. Explore the well-known Khumbu region, dramatic views of the Himalayas, and Sherpa culture.

Is this a difficult trek?

Is the 12 Days Everest Base Camp Trek difficult? This is one of the most frequently asked questions we receive. In fact, the Everest base camp is moderately difficult. It is not as difficult as you thought. You can do it if you walk steadily, prepare well, and are physically fit and energetic. As is often said, rough paths frequently lead to wonderful destinations; the same is true of this voyage.

It is challenging and will test your limitations to hike to Everest Base Camp. Nonetheless, anyone can make their dream come true. You don’t have to be an Olympian or a high-altitude mountaineer, but you need to be fully prepared for this trek. Even though the paths are challenging, the breathtaking view of the lush fields, hills, and mountains will inspire you to keep going.

Altitude sickness

High altitude is regarded as one of the principal challenges of the 12 Days Everest Base Camp Trek, among other challenges. The Mount Everest base camp is located at a height of 5,364 meters above sea level. It is truly a very high height, as the trip begins at a height of 2,800 meters. Therefore, if someone has any breathing issues, we strongly advise that they should avoid going on this trek. We also suggest that before hiking at high altitudes, trekkers should seek good medical counsel and learn about altitude sickness. The highest elevation of this trek is Kala Patthar i.e. 5,545 meters above sea level

Safety Precautions

Trekkers must be physically healthy and enthusiastic to succeed on their trip to Everest base camp. The following are some safety precautions to be aware of before going to the 12 Days Everest base camp trek:

  • To avoid suffering from altitude sickness, you should always stay hydrated.
  • Because of the severe weather, trekkers must use caution and bring basic medical supplies or a first aid box.
  • Alcohol causes extreme dehydration, so stay away from it.
  • The trekkers must take their time and allow enough time for acclimatization for their bodies to prevent Acute Mountain Sickness (AMS).
  • At high altitudes, you should always wear sunglasses since glaring sunlight can harm your eyes and lead to snow blindness or other eye-related issues.
  • You must invest money in quality trekking accessories like bags, shoes, and other items.
  • Before traveling, do extensive research about the area.
  • Show courtesy to regional traditions and customs and the local people of that area.
  • Never stand at the streamside; whenever yaks and mules pass, stand on the slope.
  • Anytime you pass a mani wall or chorten, be on the left side.

In conclusion, this is essential for those who are weaker and can struggle to handle the area’s mountainous terrain and stroll on those unpaved, rocky roads.

Lukla flight diversion

In the past years, Lukla flights were operated from Kathmandu city. But since 2019, during the peak trekking seasons, flights to Lukla are often operating from Manthali (Ramechhap) airport. These peak trekking months are April and May in Spring and October and 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.

12 Days Everest Base Camp Trek Route Map

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Itinerary

01 DAY

Fly to Lukla (2,800m) and trek to Phakding (2,650m) - 4 hrs trek

On_the_way_to_Lukla

Early in the morning, our guide will pick you up from the hotel and drive you to the airport in Kathmandu, where you will catch a flight to Lukla (2840m/9320 ft), the gateway to the Everest Region. Your guide will give you a briefing when you land on a steep mountain runway and meet the rest of the team ( if you have booked porters) before we start our trek to Phakding (2,610 m/8560 ft).

Before reaching Phakding, we start our trek by descending Dudh Koshi, passing through some prominent villages including Chaurikharka, Chhaplung (2660m), and Ghat (2590m). During the hike, be mesmerized by the magnificent Himalayan views as well as the prayer wheels, religious artwork, chorten, and Mani walls (inscribed with Buddhist mantras).

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 hour drive from Kathmandu to Manthali/Ramechhap airport depending on highway traffic. We should wake up at 1:30 am and drive to Ramechhap airport on a share tourist vehicle and take a 20 minutes flight to Lukla.

Walking Distance:

9 KM/ 5.6 miles

Eleavation Gain:

1,210 m/ 3,970 ft

Accommodation Type:

Teahouse/ Lodge

Meals Included:

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

02 DAY

Trek to Namche Bazaar (3,440m) - 6 hrs trek

Today you’ll start a steady and steep incline towards Namche along the banks of the Dudh Koshi gorge, crossing a number of majestic rivers on the spectacular high suspension bridges festooned with prayer flags. On your way to Namche, pass the villages of Bengkar, Chumoa, Monjo (entrance to the Sagarmatha National Park), and Jorsale.

When you arrive at Namche, set up your accommodation and explore the area. Namche Bazar is a village built on a steep mountain bowl with stunning views of the high Himalayas on either side. You can get your first look at Mt. Everest, peering over the Lhotse-Nuptse ridge. Namche will be your final opportunity to inspect your gear and hire any additional equipment for the high altitudes.

Walking Distance:

9 KM/ 5.6 miles

Elevation Gain:

830 m/ 2,723 ft

Accommodation Type:

Teahouse/ Lodge

Meals Included:

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

03 DAY

Rest day at Namce for acclimatization

This is your day to rest and acclimatize your body to allow for the new altitude. Acclimatization here is particularly important for the onward trek when you begin gaining height quickly.

Of course, acclimatization does not mean remaining in your hotel room only.  There is much to explore around Namche and the great mountain views to cherish. There are many lodges, tea shops, and gift shops that you can go to. You can visit the visitor center next to the Sagarmatha National Park headquarters to see a variety of artifacts related to the earliest Everest climbers, learn about Sherpa culture, and see the varied flora and fauna of the park.

You can trek to the Everest View Hotel, which is above Namche, from where you can get fantastic views of Mount Everest and other Himalayan mountains.

Walking Distance:

1.5 KM/ 1 Mile

Elevation Gain:

160 m/ 525 ft

Accommodations Type:

Teahouse/ Lodge

Meals Included:

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

04 DAY

Trek to Tengboche (3,860m) - 5 hrs trek

On_the_way_to_Tengboche

After having breakfast, we leave for Tengboche. The trail goes up and down offering us a mind-blowing first view of the Khumbu region’s giant peaks: Mount Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse, and Ama Dablam. Pass via a number of villages and various tea shops before descending steeply to a bridge over the river at Phunki Tenga. Before beginning the difficult climb to Tengboche, the town makes a great stopover for lunch and a place to rest.

Tengboche Monastery ( the most important and sacred monastery in the region) is a charming location developed around the main Tibetan monastery in the area where you can enter and hear the monks chanting in the morning and evening.

Walking Distance:

12 KM/ 7.5 Miles

Elevation Gain:

420 m/ 1,378 ft

Accommodation Type:

Teahouse/ Lodge

Meals Included:

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

05 DAY

Trek to Dingboche (4,410m) - 5 hrs trek

On_the_way_to_Dingboche

After breakfast, we will leave for Dingboche. In addition, before you go on today’s excursion, give yourself some extra time to soak in the surroundings of Tengboche Monastery. In the early morning light, the monastery appears even more stunning against the backdrop of mountains.

Begin your day’s adventure by strolling down to Imja Khola. You will travel to the village of Pangboche by crossing the turbulent Imja Khola over a steel box bridge. There are many fields, summer settlements, and majestic mountain views along this beautiful journey. You will finally reach the sprawling settlement of Dingboche after a few hours of walking, where you will spend your two nights since we must do a second acclimatization day.

Dingboche is a small hamlet that contains arguably the largest collection of homes near the Everest base camp, with a lot of upscale eateries and friendly locals. When you arrive, you’ll encounter a beautiful collection of fields that are surrounded by stone walls to keep out grazing animals and chilly winds so that the potatoes, buckwheat, and barley may grow. Yak herders frequently use the meadows in the summer valley of Dingboche to graze their herds of yaks.

Walking Distance:

12 KM / 7.5 Miles

Elevation Gain:

550 m/ 1,804 ft

Accommodation Type:

Teahouse/ Lodge

Meals Included:

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

06 DAY

Rest day at Dingboche

Rest_day_at_Dingboche

Today is another rest and acclimatization day at Dingboche after Namche. It’s important to acclimatize your body to adapt to the changing altitudes and the rising elevation because there is an increased risk of altitude sickness at higher elevations.

A blue sky with scattered clouds greets us as we awake. Soak in the panorama of Ama Dablam mountain, which rises to 6856 meters (22,493 feet), as you eat breakfast. After having a delicious breakfast in the teahouse You will go out from Dingboche to hike up Nagarjuna Hill, which has a height of 5100 meters.

A fantastic way to spend time at a Dingboche is to hike to Nagarjuna Hill. Ngarjuna was located on a hilltop at the edge of the Chukkung Valley, above Dingboche. There, you can enjoy the panoramic vistas of Ama Dablam (6610m), Thamserku (6608m), Kantega (6685m), Lobuche East (6119m), and Lobuche West (6145m). You can witness the marvelous view of the Pheriche Valley from Nagarjuna Hill.

Alternately, you can go out on a hike in the direction of Chukhung Ri (4750m) or the beautiful Nangkartshang peak (5,083 m). This trail climbs to an island summit with impressive vistas of the massive Himalayas.

We will descend Nagarjuna Hill gradually and return to the hotel where we will have lunch, relax, and have some fun before preparing for our journey to Lobuche the next day.

Walking Distance:

5 KM /3.1 Miles

Elevation Gain:

340 m/ 1,140 ft

Accommodation Type:

Teahouse/ Lodge

Meals Included:

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

07 DAY

Trek to Lobuche (4,910m) - 5 hrs trek

Everest Base Camp Trek

Leaving Dingboche behind, the trail descends to the broad terrace above the Khumbu Valley. We’ll begin a moderate climb to Dughla, where we’ll have a little break for lunch. The trek goes along the beautiful mountain views of  Ama Dablam, and to the north, Pokalde (5,741m), Kongma-Tse (5,820m), and the great wall of Nuptse.

A western volunteer doctor stationed here and sponsored by the Himalayan Rescue Association provides care and advice to trekkers that use this route. As you move forward, the landscape transforms from dense forests to sparsely dotted shrubs. After a further walk, we will reach Lobuche village, situated at the foot of Mt. Lobuche (6,119m), where you will be spending your night.

Walking Distance:

12 KM/ 7.5 Miles

Elevation Gain:

430 m/ 1,739 ft

Accommodation Type:

Teahouse/ Lodge

Meals Included:

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

08 DAY

Trek to EBC (5,364m) and back to Gorakshep (5,180m) - 8 hrs trek

Today we begin our journey with the hum of pre-expedition vigor. You’ll get up early and leave Lobuche, walking over the rocky path to see the breathtaking panorama of glacial ponds and icebergs. As the early sun lights the valley’s base, the entire valley will gradually begin to glow with golden light.

We ascend through meadows and moraine stone stairs via the Khumbu Glacier until we reach Gorakshep. You will have your lunch at Gorakshep before proceeding to EBC. After a long day at a high altitude, we finally reached Everest Base Camp. Stop to snap pictures and unwind at the world-renowned peak for all summit expeditions. You’ll return to Gorak Shep, where you’ll spend the night, after taking some time to enjoy your surroundings and stroll through the camps.

Walking Distance:

10 KM/ 6.2 Miles

Elevation Gain:

424m/ 1,391 ft

Accommodation Type:

Teahouse/ Lodge

Meals Included:

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

09 DAY

Hike to Kalapather (5,545m) and trek back to Pheriche (4,210m) - 7 hrs trek

View_from_Kalapather

As scheduled, we start our journey early in the morning, after about two hours of ascent, we reach Kala Patthar. If you brave the ascent to the Kalapatthar summit, often known as the “black rock,” You will be rewarded with unrivaled vistas of the entire Khumbu Glacier below you and a 360-degree panorama of Mt. Everest and other peaks.

Kala Patthar is decorated with prayer flags and cairns and has a small stupa and weather station at its summit, where you are surrounded by glaciers and incredible panoramic views of the mountains that include Pumori, Nuptse, Changtse, Ama Dablam, Taweche, Everest and Kantega. We have breakfast back at Gorekshep and are ready to rest after a long but unforgettable day. We descend to Pheriche for a well-earned rest.

Walking Distance:

18 KM/ 11.1 Miles

Elevation Gain:

381 m/ 1250 ft

Accommodation Type:

Teahouse/ Lodge

Meals Included:

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

10 DAY

Trek back to Namche (3,440m) - 6 hrs trek

Trek back to Namche Bazaar

After an overnight at Pheriche, continue your journey downhill, blanketed by rhododendrons and juniper trees, and keep a lookout for wildlife such as colorful pheasants, mountain goats, and snow leopards, etc.

You will pass the Dudh Koshi bridge to Phunki Tenga, where you can see the Buddhist prayer wheels that are driven by water. You’ll head down to the base of the valley before reaching Namche Bazaar. Stay overnight at Namche.

Walking Distance:

22 KM/ 13.6 Miles

Elevation Drop:

931 m/ 3,054 ft

Accommodation Type:

Teahouse/ Lodge

Meals Included:

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

11 DAY

Trek back to Lukla (2,800m) - 7 hrs trek

Trek_to_Lukla

Your adventure on our EBC trek comes to an end today. The Dudhi Koshi River is followed all the way down to Lukla, where you’ll spend your final night in the Himalayas. We need to walk carefully as our worn-out legs continually battle the rocky ground as the trail descends steeply.

You can explore Lukla Bazaar and shop for local items as a gift for your family and friends there, celebrate your successful and safe trek with your crew, and learn some Sherpa dance steps during the farewell party.

Walking Distance:

21 KM/ 13 Miles

Elevation Drop:

594 m/ 1,949 ft

Accommodation Type:

Teahouse/ Lodge

Meals Included:

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

12 DAY

Fly back to Kathmandu - 35-40 minutes flight

Kathmandu_Durbar_square

Early in the morning, we leave Tenzing-Hillary airport, boarding a scenic 35-minute flight back to Kathmandu. As we soar above the sky and take in the captivating vista of the Khumbu region, we’ll be carrying an unforgettable and fruitful voyage to the EBC.

Your guide will take you to the hotel after you arrive because a restful night will be important after a strenuous trek. In the evening, we have a farewell dinner together. Upon request, we’ll arrange a departing transfer.

Walking Distance:

0 KM

Elevation Drop:

1446 m/ 4744 ft

Meals Included:

Breakfast, Farewell Dinner

Trip Includes

  • If required, we will provide free airport pick-up service. 
  • Domestic airport transfers as per the itinerary by private vehicles. 
  • Every day full board meals during the trek in the mountain region. (Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner)
  • 11 nights of twins share local lodges accommodation during the trek. 
  • All the essential trekking permits for the trek. 
  • An experienced and certified trekking guide from Glorious Himalaya company. 
  • Supporting porters to carry your loads during the trek. (1 porter for two people)
  • Both-way domestic airfares. (Kathmandu/Ramechhap-Lukla-Ramechhap/Kathmandu)
  • We serve seasonal fruits every evening after dinner. 
  • A comprehensive first aid kit for the trek includes an oxi-meter. 
  • Trip achievement certificate after the successful EBC trek. 
  • We offer Nepalese cuisine farewell dinner in Kathmandu after the trek. 
  • Emergency helicopter rescue arrangements in case of any health issues while on the trek. (in this case, you should have your travel and medical insurance policy).
  • If required, we provide company duffel bags and sleeping bags to use for the trek. 
  • All government taxes and company service charges.

Trip Exclude

  • International airfares and Nepal travel visa fees. 
  • Kathmandu hotel accommodations.
  • Any other extra expenses such as the use of the internet, hot shower, and charging while on the trek. 
  • Any alcoholic beverages, mineral bottled water, or hot and cold drinks during the trek. 

Book Your Own Date

Choose a Private Trip

If you’d prefer to share this with your own group of friends, we’ve got good news, it’s also available as a Private Adventure!, Our Private Adventure specialists are on hand to give you a quote or talk through some different options. Feel free to give them a call on +9779843760242 or Email us at info@glorioushimalaya.com

 

 

 

 

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

1) Do I need to be vaccinated for this trek?

In the case of other diseases, vaccination is not mandatory for trekkers.  However, travelers should be vaccinated against covid-19. If you are not vaccinated against covid-19, you must bring a negative PCR report not more than 72 hours.

2) Can I add Kathmandu hotel accommodations and city tour in your itinerary?

Yes, you can add Kathmandu hotel and city tour service at an extra cost to your itinerary. You just need to ask us prior to your arrival in Nepal for this service. You can also add other extra outdoor activities such as rafting, Chitwan Jungle safari, paragliding, or anything you want.

3) What is the weight limit for Lukla flights?

The weight limit for each passenger on the Lukla flight is 15 kilograms overall. 5 kilos are for handbags and 10 kg are for luggage. If your weight exceeds 15 kg, you must pay $1 per kg.

4) Do I need to have trek insurance for this venture?

Yes, it is advisable to have a full coverage insurance policy for all travelers if you are going to take part in this adventure. Weather in the high mountain region is unpredictable; anything can happen at any time. There are high chances of altitude sickness (AMS) due to low oxygen levels and low pressure while trekking in the Himalayan region. Therefore, your insurance company will cover all your helicopter evacuation, medication, and accident expenses if you are fully insured. And make sure that your insurance policy covers helicopter rescue service and also covers up to 6,000 meters for this trek.

5) Is there any age limitation for Everest Base Camp Trek?

There isn’t any age limitation for this trek, although due to the challenging nature of the journey, it is advised for those 16 years of age or above. Even in their 60s and 70s, people in outstanding physical condition can participate in this adventure and successfully complete the Everest Base Camp Trek.

6) Which is the best month for this trek?

Nepal is a mountainous country and mainly Nepal has two trekking seasons that are spring and autumn. The ideal months are March through May in the spring and mid-September through November in the fall. During these months the weather is stable with good visibility and fairly temperature at Base Camp. Therefore, Everest base camp trek route will be busy during this season.

7) What is the weight limitation for the porter?

Carrying heavy loads in high-altitude terrain is not an easy task. Therefore, if you are hiring porters for this trek, you must know the weight limitation for the porter before the trek.

Normally, our porters can carry between 20 to 30 kgs as they also carry their own clothes for the trek. It means each trekker can make the weight between 10-15 Kgs because one porter carries the belongings of two guests. Therefore, we request to our guests don’t make the weight over 30 KGS for each porter on average.

8) What should I bring (trekking gears) for this trek?

Normally, if you are going on a mountain trip, getting the right hiking gear is the most important part to keep your body warm enough. For example, we need good hiking boots, down jacket, trousers, a sleeping bag, backpack, headlamp, crampons, etc

Please visit our What to pack for EBC trek page for more details.

For your kind information, all your trekking gear can be bought in Kathmandu at reasonable prices.

9) What is the cost of helicotper ride if my regular flight canelled due to the weather?

There is a helicopter ride option if your regular flight cancels due to the uncertain weather at Lukla. If you want to take a helicopter ride on sharing basis it will cost USD 600 per person for one way. But if you want to charter a helicopter it will cost USD 2,500 for one way.

10) Access of electricity and internet connection on EBC trail

The Everest base camp trek trail now offers first-rate lodging with good internet connectivity and electricity service in most locations. NTC and Ncell Company’s network signals are strong everywhere except Dingboche, Lobuche, and Pheriche. Everest link can work better than the other company’s internet. All the tea houses on the trail provide charging facilities at an extra cost.

Please see Wi-Fi internet and charging facilities on the Everest Base Camp Trek page for more details.

11) How frequently are Lukla flights canceled?

Actually, it is a tricky question. The entire situation is dependent on the weather at Lukla. The weather in the mountain region can change at any time. Lukla airport is situated in a beautiful valley surrounded by high mountains. Therefore, it is only possible to land if the weather is still and visible. Usually, Lukla flights may get canceled in the monsoon months which are June, July, August, and September. Apart from where generally your flights won’t get canceled!

12) Can I customize this itinerary?

Our itinerary is fully tailored if you want to go on a private group trip. However, it is not feasible to customize our itinerary if you book this trip with a joining group. Hence, we suggest you book this trek for a private trip so that you can prolong the itinerary as per your desire.

13) What kind of foods can I expect on this trek?

Every traveler asks this question when they are planning Everest base camp trek for the first time. In the early days, trekkers have to carry food and camping gear on this trek. But now, the Everest base camp trek is a well-established and developed trekking route in Nepal. There are numerous luxury and budget teahouses along the trail that offer varieties of dishes.

All the tea houses offer hot-cooked Nepalese, Chinese, Indian and western foods. The most common and healthy local food is DAAL BHAT- i.e. rice with lentil soup, pickle, and veg curry.

For the breakfast, you can get eggs (fried, scrambled, or boiled), toast, potatoes, pancakes, porridge, cornflakes, muesli, honey, and jam with tea/coffee or milk on the menu. And you can order Daal Bhat, noodles, momo (dumplings), potatoes, pizza, sandwiches, spaghetti, pasta, and macaroni for lunch and dinner.

14) Can I leave my unnecessary gear in Kathmandu before the trek?

Yes, you can leave your excess luggage/gear in our Kathmandu office that is not needed on your trek in. One of our office representatives will pick up your luggage from the hotel at the trip departure time and transfers it to our office for storage.

 

15) What about the internet or WIFI facility on this trek?

Nowadays, the Everest base camp trek offers a wide range of amenities for the trekkers along with inexplicable views of the mountains.

All the teahouses on this trail provide WIFI facilities at an extra cost. For better speed, we recommend you use the Everest link for the internet and WIFI. Internet or WIFI speed might be slow at Dingboche, Pheriche, and Lobuche. Except for these, rest of the places you can enjoy fairly internet/wifi speed on this trek.

16) What happens if I got any emergencies or altitude problems while on the trek?

It depends on your health conditions. If your condition is critical due to altitude sickness your guide will certainly call our office in Kathmandu for helicopter rescue and transfer you to the hospital for treatment. However, if you got any common symptoms of AMS or other health problems, your guide will give you some medicines and take you to the lower elevation. Once you will get well, you can continue your trek. Sometimes, you have to take rest for some days at the same point until you get well.

17) Are there hot shower facilities at the teahouses?

Yes, every teahouse provides hot shower on this trek. At an additional cost, you can get hot running water in bathrooms at Lukla, Namche, Tengboche, and Dingboche. At these places, teahouses charge $3-4 per hot shower. After Dingboche, you can get only a bucket hot shower with an extra cost of $5-6. The cost of a hot shower depends upon the facility at lodges and elevation.

18) How much water should I drink each day?

Keeping yourself hydrated is a must if you are in high-altitude trekking. It is a major way to get enough oxygen for your body. Consuming enough fluids and water will help you to keep your body fit at high altitudes.

We strongly advise you to drink at least 3-5 liters of water each day that includes tea/coffee or soups. At each stop on this trek, you can buy mineral bottled water or refill drinking water at teahouses.

19) Are there charging facilities on the trek?

All the teahouses provide charging services for the trekkers at an additional cost. The cost of the charging facility is $2-4 per hour for each device. Above Pangboche village, only solar power is available to charge your electronic device and it takes a long time to recharge your gadgets.

As a result, we suggest our trekkers to bring portable solar power banks and extra batteries for the devices. It will help you to reduce your unnecessary expenses during the trek.

20) What kind of accommodation do you get on this trek?

A basic local teahouse accommodation will be provided on the trek in the mountain regions. Don’t expect luxurious accommodations like in the city areas. Basically, you will get twin basis accommodations with shared and attached bathrooms on this trek. Most single rooms have twin beds with some basic furniture like a small table or a chair. At lower elevations, teahouses have western restrooms; at higher elevations, they offer communal squat toilets.

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Traveller’s Review


I recently completed a remarkable journey to Everest Base Camp and Kala Patthar. This extraordinary adventure was made possible through the Glorious Himalaya Treks.

I embarked on this trek during the cold season. Thankfully, my guide Ram provided me with some tea bags to alleviate my discomfort. Throughout the trek, my dedicated guide, and our diligent porter, Hari, ensured that I maintained my balance and stayed on the designated path. This was crucial for our safety, as the caravan of animals passing by could potentially pose a threat. Ram and Hari even kindly offered to shoulder my backpack when they sensed I was struggling.

The sight of the majestic Himalayan Mountains towering above us was a truly awe-inspiring experience. Glorious’s exceptional staff played an indispensable role in helping us achieve our ultimate goal. Thanks to the entire team for your great support.

Visited in December 2022

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John
Australia

Outstanding porters and guides, especially our guide Budi. I will highly recommend your services to my friends. The entire experience was exceptionally well-organized.

Visited in April 2022

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Kemel P
Croatia

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