Everest Base Camp Trek - 15 Days

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  • Duration 15 Days
  • Difficulty Level Moderate
  • Destination Nepal
  • Trip Type Logde Based Trekking
  • Best Season Spring (March - May) & Autumn (Sept - Nov)
  • Group Size 1 - 16
  • Maximum Altitude 5,545 m

Everest Base Camp Trek (EBC) is the best and most popular trekking trail in Nepal. The EBC Trek is about an adventurous trail, the ancient cultural heritage of Sherpa’s, magnificent and breath-taking high mountains, including Mount Everest. Our 15 days Everest Base Camp Trek package gives opportunities to explore centuries-old monasteries and spectacular landscapes with their surreal nature beauty.

"Everest Base Camp Trekking is all about experiencing a remote lifestyle, testing your endurance, pushing your limits, and making lifelong memories alongside fellow trekkers from all around the world."

From Kathmandu to Everest base camp, everyone gains elevation day by day until they reach the highest point of 5,545 m (Kalapathar). You fly to Lukla airport, a small airstrip in the mountains. It is about 25 to 30 minutes of scenic and pleasant flight with a clear sky. You meet support teams and get ready your legs to reach the base camp of the tallest mountain in the world. You walk through several villages, crossing big rivers by thrilling suspension bridges, to reach Namche Bazaar, a gateway to Mount Everest. You do an acclimatization hike the following day after you reach Namche Bazaar. The hike offers incredible views of Mount Everest, Lhotse, Ama Dablam, and the surrounding spectacular landscape.

Following day, you trek to Tenboche Monastery, one of the biggest and active monasteries in Everest Trek. Then, continuously walking ups and downs through dense forest, mani walls, and villages, you reach EBC (5,364 m). It is a wonderful moment for everyone to reach Everest Base Camp, although Mount Everest is not visible. You hike Kalapathar in the early morning to see sunrise, massif face of Mt Everest and Khumbu ice-fall with glacier. After achieving your goal to reach Everest Base Camp and Kalapathar, you safely return to Lukla and fly to Kathmandu.

Kathmandu - Lukla - Kathmandu Flight information 

The flight to Lukla from Kathmandu is considered one of the most thrilling experiences of life; however, the flight is safe. The flights are operated in the morning, and they operate every day. It is about a 25–30 minute scenic flight. The flights might get delayed or cancelled sometimes due to bad or unstable weather at Lukla Airport. In the case of the cancelled flight, the alternative option is a helicopter, but it is a little expensive. It probably costs between USD 450 and USD 600 per person.

Note: The flight to Lukla is operating from Manthali Airport (Ramechhap) during the main season (March to April and October to November) due to congestion at the Kathmandu Airport.  

Namche Bazaar - A Gateway to Mount Everest

So far, whoever is well aware of Mt. Everest is no stranger to Namche Bazaar's "A Gateway to Mount Everest." It is located within the Khumbu area at 3,440 meters at its lowest point, populating the sides of a hill. Most Sherpas who are in the tourism business are from the Namche area. Namche is the main trading center and hub for the Khumbu region, with an army camp, a police checkpost, a bank, and even a beauty salon.

Namche Bazaar is popular with trekkers in the Khumbu region, especially for altitude acclimatization, and is the gateway to the high Himalaya. The town has a number of lodgings and stores catering to the needs of visitors, as well as internet cafés. There are German bakeries, little cafes, and many restaurants. There is also an Irish pub, considered to be the remotest Irish pub in the world. There are many trekking shops, souvenir shops, and even a super market.

On Saturday mornings, a weekly market is held in the center of the village. There may also be a daily Tibet market where clothing and cheap Chinese consumer goods tend to be the main items for sale.

The things you experience in Everest base camp trail

  • Enjoy a great flight experience in and out of Lukla airport.
  • Witness some of the most stunning and giant mountains in the world.
  • Trek through lush forests, beautiful villages, and terraced fields.
  • Cross thrilling suspension bridges and streams, and pass by lovely waterfalls.
  • Get to see the lifestyle of the mountain people and their intriguing cultural heritage.
  • Visit ancient monasteries and stupas along the trail.
  • Explore the Everest Base Camp and relish the glorious sunrise from Kala Patthar.
  • Enjoy breathtaking Himalayan landscapes throughout the trek.
  • Thrilling suspension bridges and streams

Why Choose us for Your Journey to Everest Base Camp?

Securing a flight to Lukla is typically straightforward, but adverse weather conditions can pose challenges. We prioritize ensuring a smoother journey for you by reserving flights on the first or second phase, increasing the likelihood of successful travel. If you are embarking on or have already booked a trek to the Everest region with Nepal Gateway, there are several assurances we provide.

We take the initiative to pre-book your Lukla flight before your arrival in Kathmandu. We reserve seats on the first and second phases for improved chances of flying. To facilitate this, we require your passport copy and the booking payment in advance. 

In the unfortunate event of flight delays or cancellations, Nepal Gateway holds a higher priority to secure an earlier flight for the following day. Our strong relationships with airline companies contribute to this advantage, ensuring our clients receive prompt and efficient assistance. 

Regular monitoring of weather conditions is a standard practice at the Nepal Gateway Trek. We maintain constant communication with airlines and our representatives in Lukla and Kathmandu, providing our valued customers with the best available options based on real-time updates.

Things to See in Trek To Everest Base Camp Route

FYI, Mount Everest is not visible from the base camp at the top of the world. But you get to witness breathtaking panoramas of the world's highest mountain. Not only mountains, but you also explore and experience nature's beauty and diverse landscape. The Sherpa cultures, century-old monasteries, and flora and fauna are features of the Everest Base Camp Trek Route.

While trekking to EBC, you get to encounter nicely curved mani walls, stones, and sacred player flag places. The nice settlement village with farming lands up to Khumjung Village, known as Green Valley.

The best thing to see is, of course, Mt. Everest from Kalapathar, the highest point of the EBC trek. The view from Kalapathar is incredible, with Mt. Everest, the Khumbu icefall and glacier, and the surrounding 360-degree mountain view. Ama Dablam (6,856 m), the most beautiful mountain in Everest Trek, is another highlight object to see.

Everest Base Camp Trekking Cost 

The cost of the Everest Base Camp Trek depends on group size and the number of trekking days. The hotels in Kathmandu and the tea house along the trek also make the difference in cost. Other factors include going to Lukla by plane or helicopter.

Our EBC Trek Cost starts at USD 1440.00 per person for our Everest Base Camp Trek Package 2024. This price is based on a solo trek. The price of the trip goes down if there are more people in a group. You can find a group price in our “See Group Price” section on the right, just under the trip price.

EBC Trek Cost is more expensive if you add 5-star hotels in Kathmandu and luxury tea houses to the trekking. For the Everest base camp luxury trek, the price starts at USD 3200.

Check out our Everest Base Camp Trek with Helicopter Return Package if you are looking to avoid the same way of returning.

Training for Trek to Mount Everest Base Camp

Mount Everest Base Camp Trek is a moderate-level trekking route in Nepal. The trail is fine going to Everest Base Camp; the more concerning is elevation. You have to walk 5-7 hours a day. The trail covers gradual, steep, and steep-down, rugged terrain. So you have to be in good physical shape to achieve your goal.

Training at home is definitely recommended to everyone who booked a trip to Everest Base Camp. You can train your body by doing exercise and hiking at home. Other activities like swimming, cycling, and jogging are considered very helpful to increase your stamina. You have to make your core body and legs ready for the long trek on the rugged terrain. Likewise, you also have to prepare mentally to deal with the bare minimum facilities, a simple lifestyle, and high altitude.

Our EBC Trek Package for 2024

If you are looking for the best EBC Trek package for 2024 in Nepal, our trip could be one. Our 15 days Everest Base Camp Trek is a complete package of adventurous and cultural experiences. We have designed the best itinerary for EBC Trek 2024. Our package covers the cultural sightseeing tour in Kathmandu Valley. The itinerary leads you to gain proper elevation and allows for enough acclimatization days.

Beside these, our experienced and knowledgeable trekking guides and support crews are the key to the package. The friendly guide and supportive crew always encourage you to reach your destinations. They are always very keen to look after you. Our top-notch services and genuine price make us the most reliable Everest Base Camp Trekking partner for everyone.

Join our Everest Base Camp Trek Package 2024 voyage to enjoy this out-of-the-world venture.

If you do not want to walk up to Everest Base Camp for any reason, you can consider Everest Base Camp Helicopter Day Tour

Check out other similar packages - Gokyo Renjo La Pass Trek, Annapurna Base Camp TrekEverest Base Camp Trek with Helicopter Return etc.

Itinerary

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Our team welcome you at the Kathmandu airport and assist you to check in the hotel in Thamel. Thamel is tourist hub. You can explore Thamel after refreshment. The representative let you know the meeting time with tour operator. 

  • AccommodationHotel
  • Maximum Altitude1,310 m

Our EBC Trek package has a guided Kathmandu tour. The tour takes you to explore Pashupatinath Temple, Boudhanath Stupa, Monkey Temple and Patan Durbar Square. All of these places are significant historical sites and listed in The World Heritage Site too. The tour lets you have a close look at Nepali arts, architectures, cultures and history.

After your tour end, you meet your trekking guide with necessaries supplies such as duffel bag, sleeping bag, down jacket. You have a time to chat with him for any questions regarding the trip. 

  • AccommodationHotel
  • MealsBreakfast
  • Maximum Altitude1,310 m

Your trekking guide meet you at Hotel lobby in the morning to fly to Lukla. The Kathmandu Lukla flight is short but offers amazing aerial views of the snow-capped mountains. Once you land at the Lukla airport, you meet porters and go to guest house for refreshment and prepare yourself for the trek. The trail descends through Chaurikharka village, Dudh Koshi and Ghat before reaching Phakding.

Note: The airlines are operating a flight to Lukla from Ramechhap Airport in main season time (March to May and Mid Sept to Nov) because of Air Traffic Problem in Kathmandu Airport. So you have to drive to Ramechhap airport (4 hours) in the middle of the night to catch the morning flight to Lukla. 

  • AccommodationLodge
  • MealsBreakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Maximum Altitude2,640 m

From Phakding to Namche Bazar, the trail gets little difficult with steep climb while reaching the Namche Bazaar. Trekking along the northern bank of the Dudh Koshi river, you cross many streams and thrilling suspension bridges over the Dudh Koshi river. We reach Manjo via Tok Tok, Jhampute and Banker village where we register our trekking permits and enter the Sagarmatha National Park.

You have lunch at Jorsalle (the last village before Namche Bazaar) and prepare enough water for a climb. The trail ascends steeply through dense forests. You can see the first glimpse of Mt Everest while ascending the Namche hill, if the weather is clear in the afternoon. 

  • AccommodationLodge
  • MealsBreakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Maximum Altitude3,441 m

For acclimatization, you go on a hike up to the Syangboche Airstrip and Everest View Hotel. After hot breakfast, touch the Army Camp for the panoramic view inclucing Mt. Everest, Mt. Lhotse and Mt. Ama Dablam (One of the most beautiful mountain in Everest Trek).

Then you start climbing to reach Everest View Hotel via airstrip. The Everest View Hotel is very popular for luxury accommodation and stunning views of the Himalayan mountains from its windows. We can hike further to Khumjung monastery (3,790 m). It is one of the oldest monastery in the Everest region.

  • AccommodationLodge
  • MealsBreakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Maximum Altitude3,441 m

The trail to Tengboche ascends and descends through several lush forests of rhododendron and presents stunning views of mountains like Thamserku, Nuptse, Lhotse, and Ama Dablam. Likewise, you may get to see wildlife like musk deer, Himalayan Tahr, and himalayan pheasants along the way.

It is a pleasure walking up to Punki Thagna (Thagna means resting place) where you stop for lunch. After lunch, it is 2 hours climb to reach the Tengboche Hill. You visit Tengboche Monastery in the afternoon and experience the praying ceromony. Tengboche offers the sunrise and sunset views on Mout Everest and surrounding peaks. 

  • AccommodationLodge
  • MealsBreakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Maximum Altitude3,860 m

Leaving Tengboche behind, the trail heads towards Dingboche, passing by mani walls, chortens, and nunnery at Debuche. You follow the Imja river, cross the bridge where you can capture the best picture of Ama Dablam. You reach Pangboche village and gradually ascend to Somare. a lunch stop.

After lunch, it is 2 more hours on alpine meadow to the beautiful Dingboche village. Dingboche is known as the summer village, where different kinds of crops like buckwheat, potatoes are grown.

  • AccommodationLodge
  • MealsBreakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Maximum Altitude4,410 m

Today, you have a second acclimatization day in Dingboche. It is crucial to gain some elevation and allow your body to adjust to the elevation simultaneously to avoid altitude sickness. To acclimatize our body, you hike Nagarjun Hill. You try to reach 4900 m around the same height of Lobuche. The hike offers the beautiful and incredible snow capped mountain  like Mt. Lhotse, Mt. Ama Dablam, Mt. Makalu, and Island Peak.

  • AccommodationLodge
  • MealsBreakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Maximum Altitude4,410 m

The route continues to climb a short ridge above Pheriche village. It is a gradual climb up to Thukla (4620 m). You take a tea break here before climb. This one hour climb is little tough because of the elevation.

You will really enjoy the views from the top. This Thukla top is also known as memorial top. There are hundreds of monument of the mountaineers who lost their life on Everest Expedition. From here, it is easy walk on valley to Lobuche village.

  • AccommodationLodge
  • MealsBreakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Maximum Altitude4,930m

Today is the main and pinacle day of the trip. The trail finally leads you to the lap of the world's highest mountain, Everest Base Camp (5,364 m/17,598 ft). From Lobuche, you walk through the lateral moraine of the Khumbu Glacier and reach Gorak Shep. Further, continue ascending on a rough and rocky path to the Everest base camp. Here, you spend some time and take pictures. Then you trek back same route to Gorak Shep. 

  • AccommodationLodge
  • MealsBreakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Maximum Altitude5,180 m

You wake up early in the morning to ascend to Kala Patthar (5,545 m/18,519 ft) for the sunrise view over the mountains. It is famous viewpoint for a breathtaking panoramic mountain views including Mt Everest and its spectacular surrounding peaks, khumbu ice-fall and glacier.

The trail to Kala Patthar from Gorak Shep is quite steep ascending along a rugged path. After spending some time here, you descend to Gorak Shep, settle the things and trek down to Pheriche via Lobuche and Thukla.

  • AccommodationLodge
  • MealsBreakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Maximum Altitude4,200 m

The trail from Pheriche goes through dense forests of rhododendron and juniper. You come across the Imja Khola bridge. Crossing the bridge, you reach Tengboche. Continue walking through small villages and forested paths and descend to Namche Bazar. Towering mountains will keep accompanying you throughout the trek.

  • AccommodationLodge
  • MealsBreakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Maximum Altitude3,441 m

After breakfast, you steeply descend through lush forests and cross many small settlement areas. Likewise, the trail has numerous suspension bridges before taking you to Phakding. From here, you ascend gradually to Lukla via Toktok for the night stay.

  • AccommodationLodge
  • MealsBreakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Maximum Altitude2,840 m

You fly to Kathmandu in the morning. The flight offering the last aerial views of the Himalayan mountains. You go hotel, check in and have a free afternoon for shopping and relaxing. You join in the farewell dinner in the everning organized by Nepal Gateway Tekking. 

  • AccommodationHotel
  • MealsBreakfast & Farewell Dinner
  • Maximum Altitude1,310 m

Our team drop you at the airport and bid you our last goodbye.

  • MealsBreakfast

This is our standard itinerary.
We customize the trip accordingly client's interests and time-frame.
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Map

Everest Base Camp Trek - 15 Days map

Includes

  • All grounded transportation as per itinerary by private car
  • One expert tour guide for Kathmandu Valley Sightseeing inclusive entrance fees
  • Three nights’ accommodation in Kathmandu inclusive breakfast
  • Round flight ticket (Kathmandu/Lukla/Kathmandu) inclusive domestic airport taxes
  • Three times meal (Breakfast/lunch/dinner) and twin sharing accommodation during the trekking
  • One highly experienced, English speaking & friendly trekking guide and required porter including their expenses 
  • Sagarmatha National Park permit and TIMS card
  • Everest Base Camp Trekking map
  • Nepal Gateway Company T-Shirt
  • Nepal Gateway Company Duffel bag for trekking
  • Farewell Dinner in Kathmandu
  • Local fresh fruit
  • First aid kit
  • Evacuation assist 
  • Government taxes
  • Office service charge

Excludes

  • Lunch and Dinner in Kathmandu
  • Your medical travel insurance
  • Nepal Visa. 
  • Your international flight ticket to/from Kathmandu
  • Your personal nature expenses, equipment and medical kit
  • All kinds of hot drinks, cold drinks and alcoholic beverage in trekking
  • Hot shower, internet and phone call unless it is free
  • Tipping to field staffs (Tipping is not mandatory but expected)

Dates & Price

Date StatusPrice 
Start DateStart: SaturdayFebruary 24, 2024End DateEnd: SaturdayMarch 09, 2024StatusAvailablePriceUS$1440

The departure date and price are specified for group joining. The arrival and departure date are to/from Kathmandu.
For Private Trip

Useful Info

Everest Base Camp Trek Route

Talking about the trail, it has mixed terrain with numerous ascends and descends throughout the trek. There are both rugged, steep tracks and gentle paths. You have to trek 5 to 6 hours a day at least, and the trail might go through lush forests, crossing suspension bridges and old wooden bridges.

Life suddenly gets very simple, and you have to survive without the comfort of modern living standards. The food options get limited, and the accommodation becomes basic.
 

Altitude Sickness during Trek to Everest Base Camp 

With the increase in elevation, the air gets thin, and you continuously have to be aware of altitude sickness. Altitude sickness is a common illness that trekkers have to face during the high-altitude journey.

It happens because of a drastic change in altitude and if your body does not acclimate properly during the trek. You can do the following things to avoid altitude sickness:

  • Drink plenty of water during the trek.
  • Do not consume alcoholic drinks or smoke. It dehydrates the body.
  • Maintain gain in elevation by no more than 500-600 meters a day.
  • Carry prescribed medicine to deal with headaches and body aches.
  • Check the itinerary and see if it has ample rest days or not.
  • Listen to your body and spend the night at the lower altitude if you find difficulty in breathing, sleeping, or feeling nauseous.
  • Remember to climb high, sleep low, and do not feel shy or afraid to ask for help.
     

Everest Base Camp Trek For Solo/Private/Group

If you want to do Everest Base Camp Trek solo, then contact us anytime. We organize custom trips for travellers who want to explore the Himalayas on their own terms. During the solo trek, you will be accompanied by a professional guide and a native porter.

Likewise, if you want, you can also join our Everest Base Camp Trek with fixed departure dates and trek with travellers from all around the world. Or, go to Everest Base Camp Trekking with your group.
 

Permits require for the Everest Base Camp Trek

You have to get two permits to trek in the Everest region. The first one is Khumbu Pasang Lhamu Rural Municipality Entrance Permit, and the second is Sagarmatha National Park Entry Permit. If you are trekking with us or any local trekking agencies, all the necessary permits will be arranged by the company.

Khumbu Pasang Lhamu Rural Municipality Entrance Permit costs: NPR 2000, per person

Sagarmatha National Park Entry Permit costs: NPR 3000, per person

*Note: If you are trekking from Jiri, then you also have to get an additional permit for Gaurishankar Conservation Area from Nepal Tourism Board that costs NPR 3000 per person.
 

Best Time for Everest Base Camp Trek

March to April and October to November are the most trekked months in the year. These months are part of the spring and autumn seasons, which is considered the best time of the year to trek to Everest Base Camp Trek.

The clean air and clear view after the monsoon mark the beginning of autumn in Nepal. The weather in the Himalayas gets stable with a moderate climate and fantastic views. You can see fellow trekkers from all around the world relishing spectacular beauty and serene Himalayan surroundings.
 

Accommodation & Food During The Everest Base Camp Trek Route

During the Everest Base Camp Trek, you will stay in a lodge. The trekking route has great options of accommodation ranging from budget-friendly to luxurious. Our Everest Base Camp Trek package includes decent, comfortable lodges to stay overnight.

For your information, the rooms are usually small with a few pieces of furniture and a private washroom. The facilities in the lodge are limited, and you may have to pay a few extra bucks to use services like a hot shower, charging station, and WiFi.

You will get breakfast, lunch, and dinner during the trek. All the meals are cooked and prepared by the lodge owners. The meals range from dal bhat, curries (veg/non-veg), chapati, steak, Tibetan bread, burger, pasta, pizza, momo, thenduk, thukpa, soup, mashed potato to sandwich, egg, toast, oatmeal, muesli, tea, coffee, etc.
 

Trek Responsibly

  • Do leave your litter behind or throw trash on the trail.
  • Some high-quality Nepali brands manufacture almost the same quality of trekking clothes and gear at affordable prices. Give them a chance and buy locally.
  • Use sustainable and eco-friendly products as much as possible during the trek.
  • Carry reusable water bottles.
  • Buy from local vendors and help promote Nepali art, crafts, clothes, etc.
  • Respect locals and their culture.
     

Travel Insurance For Trek To Everest Base Camp 

Everest Base Camp Trek 14 Days is a high-altitude journey, therefore travel insurance is needed to book the trip. Your travel insurance should cover air evacuation up to 6,000 meters and medical bills. Travel insurance will be your lifesaver in an emergency. As you will be travelling in a remote area, the lack of basic infrastructure makes the trek risky.

You can also add flight cancellation and theft/loss of personal property to the travel insurance if you want. You cannot buy travel insurance in Nepal, therefore get one in your home country and double-confirm all the clauses.
 

Everest Base Camp Trek Safety

Your safety is our topmost priority during the trek. As you will be trekking with our experienced and professional trekking guide, there is nothing to worry about during the Everest Base Camp Trek. He will take care of your needs and make sure the trek goes smoothly.

Moreover, our trekking guides are trained to tackle medical emergencies in the Himalayas and are certified first aid providers. So, you will be trekking with a reliable partner with us.
 

Last Minute Booking for Everest Base Camp Trek

We always recommend having a couple of weeks at least on your hands before the beginning of EBC Trek. You can prepare your body and mind for the journey. But if you want to book Everest Base Camp Trek 14 Days at the last minute, then we do have a provision for it.

You have to pay 100% of the package cost and show us the necessary documents to confirm the booking. After getting the confirmation notice, you will have 24 hours to deposit the payment and prepare for the trek. Our team representatives will help you with everything.
 

Travel Tips (electricity, internet, ATM, luggage, tipping, personal expenses) for Trek to Everest Base Camp

Extra batteries or a solar charger will come in handy during the trek. You can charge your device at the charging stations in the lodge, but it may cost a few bucks.

WiFi or cellular data will be unstable on the trail, especially at the higher elevation. There are internet cafes in Namche Bazar, where you can use the internet.

No ATM above Namche Bazar, so withdraw enough cash to use throughout the trek. You may need money to buy extra beverages, snacks, or other services.

Each trekker has a weight limit of 10 kg for duffel bags. The duffel bags are carried by the porters during the trek.

You can keep extra clothing or luggage in the hotel's locker room free of cost while trekking.

Tipping is not mandatory but highly appreciated. It is up to you and your satisfaction level with the service offered by the crew members. You can tip USD 2 to the driver, USD 5 to the tour guide, and USD 100 to the guide/porter.

Any additional expenses like beverages, snacks, tips, souvenirs, travel insurance, etc, are not included in the package cost.

FAQs

  • Q1. Is it worth to do Everest Base Camp Trek?

    Being on the base camp of the top of the world is everyone’s dream in the world. So it is definitely worth effort trekking with its spectacular scenery being witness to visit centuries old monasteries.

  • Everest base camp is situated on the eastern part of Nepal at elevation of 5,364 m.

  • There are two main season for Everest base camp trek. Spring (March to May) and Autumn (October to November) are the best time of the year to do Everest base camp trek.

  • It takes normally 13 to 15 days to complete Everest base camp trek. However, it can be also done within 10 days.

  • You can do walking, running, cycling at home to prepare yourself for the Everest base camp trek.

  • No, you will not need supplemental oxygen at the Everest Base Camp. Even though Everest Base Camp is located at a high altitude, trekkers generally don't need oxygen masks or anything.

  • You do get phone signal on this trekking if you use Nepal Telecome or Ncell sim. Although some places you don’t get single because of coverage and weather condition.

  • Yes, internet is available along the Everest base camp trekking route. You can directly pay at the lodge to use internet.

  • Yes, you can sleep at Everest base camp but you have to be a part of Mount Everest expedition. As you are doing only a trek to Everest base camp, you are not allowed to sleep there. You sleep at Gorak Shep on Everest base camp trek.

  • No, you do not need to carry oxygen for Everest base camp trek.

  • No, Everest base camp trek is not harder than Kilimanjaro. It is longer days trekking and slowly takes you to the destination. 

  • We climb slowly, gain altitude 300m to 500m a day, doing acclimatize after climb 1000m, drinking lots of fluids etc are recommended things to prevent altitude sickness.

  • It is common to get altitude sickness on Everest base camp trek while you gaining elevation day by day. But you do not need to worry about you. Our experience guide will look after you well under our guidance and well planned itinerary.

  • Yes, you need travel insurance. It is compulsory to everyone and your insurance should cover high altitude evacuation if needed.

  • You walk around 38 miles to complete Everest base camp trek.

  • No, previous hiking and trekking experience does not require for Everest base camp trek. Anyone can do Everest base camp trek under proper guidance and well planned itinerary. As you are physically fit for walking 5-7 hours a day, it should be enough for doing Everest base camp trek.

  • Yes, you can take a helicopter to Everest Base Camp. Check out Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour and Everest Base Camp Luxury Trek to see the itinerary with helicopter drop/pickup at the base camp.

  • Everest base camp trek is graded as moderate trail for trekking. It is not walking like in the park, you have to climb uphill several times and downhill too. As long as you are physically fit, you can do Everest base camp trek with your good knees.

  • Yes, you can drink normal drinking water during the trek. For extra safety, trekkers also use water purification tablets. The washrooms are clean, but the water can get cold. Likewise, you can get a hot shower facility at most places. You may have to pay a few extra bucks to use a hot shower.

  • Our representative will help you with the packing list. You can purchase or rent most of the trekking clothing and equipment in Kathmandu. So, you don't have to carry a huge load while traveling from your home country to Nepal.

  • Yes, sometimes people do die while trekking to Everest Base Camp. It's all because of negligence or unavoidable accidents. It rarely happens, still, you have to be careful while trekking, be well prepared, and know about all the difficulties the journey holds.

  • Everest Base Camp Trekking lasts from 12 to 16 days. It depends upon your walking speed and itinerary.

  • Everest Base Camp Trek can cost you anywhere around USD 1200 and above, depending upon your itinerary and the services. Contact us to know more in detail about the Everest Base Camp Trek price.

Client Reviews

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  • I can't express how incredible our experience with Nepal Gateway Trekking Pvt. Ltd. was.

    I can't express how incredible our experience with Nepal Gateway Trekking Pvt. Ltd. was. From the moment we set foot in Nepal, everyone at the company made our journey unforgettable.

    Our group of six friends embarked on the Everest Base Camp Trek, and it was nothing short of spectacular. The team at Nepal Gateway Trekking was exceptional. They helped us choose the perfect trek, recommended charming accommodations along the way, and even assisted with transportation from Kathmandu's airport to our hotel, ensuring a seamless start and finish to our adventure.

    Our EBC trek was beyond amazing. We were blessed with great weather and enjoyed every moment of it. While the journey could be challenging, our guides were our pillars of strength. They were vigilant about our well-being, both physically and emotionally, making every effort to ensure we had the best possible experience.

    I must give a special shoutout to Bhabanath Adhikari, our trekking guide. He's not just an expert guide but also an exceptional human being. Patient, knowledgeable about the mountains and their conditions, and always attuned to our group's needs. He knew when to say "yam yam" (let's go) and when to take it "vistare vistare yam" (slowly but surely), when to refuel, rest, and have fun. Bhabanath's incredible network of friends along the trek is a testament to his remarkable character. It was heartwarming to see other guides greet him as we crossed paths, reaffirming that we were in the best hands.

    Every evening, after dinner at our tea houses, Bhabanath Adhikari would treat each one of us to a head massage that worked wonders, banishing headaches and leaving us relaxed and ready for the next day's adventure.

    I wholeheartedly recommend Bhabanath Adhikari and his team, including Dilip and Santos, for any trekking experience. Nepal Gateway Trekking, with their impeccable organization, deserves a solid 100% recommendation.

    Rajendra Thapa, our liaison in Kathmandu, was simply fantastic. He not only suggested and organized incredible tours but also showed genuine warmth and hospitality. One of the highlights was touring Pashupatinath Temple together, an experience I cherished. The people behind Nepal Gateway Trekking exude positivity and good karma.

    Thank you, Nepal Gateway Trekking, for an unforgettable journey filled with breathtaking scenery and incredible people. We can't wait to return!

    Mr. Alfredo Gomez Perez
    Mr. Alfredo Gomez PerezMexico, Travel Date: 25/10/2023
  • At the age of 78, trek to Everest base camp

    After having two new knees in 2007, my friend Jo and I decided to hire Raj of Nepal Gateway Trekking to take us first on a trek to Ghorepani  Poon Hill which we successfully completed in 2010, and then the next year we trekked to EBC.  Raj was the perfect guide and saw to all our needs, even supplying hot water bottles for our sleeping bags!!! It was a fantastic trek, and the tea houses were very comfortable, food good, but unfortunately, I lost my appetite, which lots of climbers do, due to altitude. I was 68 and Raj was very proud I completed the Everest Base Camp trek. After this, we spent 3 nights in Chitwan National Park which is thoroughly recommended. To say this was the end of my trekking would be a lie, as I completed 3 more treks with Raj, one to Gokyo Lakes, and the other two again to Mt. Everest Base Camp, although the last one, at the age of 78 got too much for me and I called it a day at Dingboche and my son carried on and finished the trek. Raj and my son, Paul, collected me on the way back down. 
    I thoroughly recommend Nepal Gateway Trekking for an enjoyable and safe trek.

    Christine Jarvis
    Christine JarvisUnited Kingdom, Travel Date: 05/11/2019

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