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 to 16
  • Maximum Altitude 5,545 m

Trip Overview

Everest Base Camp Trek (EBC Trek) is the best-recommended trek in Nepal. Undoubtedly, The EBC Trek is one of Nepal's most popular and visited trekking routes in Nepal. The trail is very crowded in peak season (March to May and October to November). The Mount Everest Base Camp Trek is about an adventurous trail and the ancient cultural heritage of Sherpa. It offers magnificent and breathtaking high mountain views, including Mount Everest. Our 15-day Everest Base Camp Trek package also gives opportunities to visit centuries-old monasteries and spectacular landscapes with their surreal natural beauty.

"Everest Base Camp Trek is an experiencing of remote high altitude lifestyle, testing your endurance and making lifelong memories witnessing Mount Everest and it's spectacular surrouding scenery."

You fly to Lukla airport from Kathmandu airport or Ramechhap airport. Lukla is a small airstrip in the mountains. The flight is about 25 to 30 minutes. It is a scenic and pleasant flight with a clear sky. You meet our support teams (porters) in Lukla. You will be taken to the tea house for refreshment. Then you get ready for your legs to reach the base camp of the world's tallest mountain (Mount Everest). You walk through several villages, crossing big rivers by thrilling suspension bridges to reach Namche Bazaar. Namche Bazaar is known as 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 spectacular landscape.

The following day, you trek to Tengboche Monastery. Tengboche Monastery is one of the biggest and most active monasteries in the Everest Trek. Then, continuously walking ups and downs through dense forests, 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 the sunrise, the massif face of Mt Everest, and the Khumbu ice-fall with glaciers. After achieving your goal to reach Everest Base Camp and Kalapathar, you safely return to Lukla and fly to Kathmandu.

The things to experience on the 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

Kathmandu - Lukla - Kathmandu Flight information 

The flight to Lukla airport from Kathmandu airport is considered one of life's most thrilling experiences; 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 a 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 operates from Manthali Airport (Ramechhap) during the main season (March to April and October to November) due to congestion at Kathmandu Airport.  

Things to See in Trek To Mount 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. You experience the Sherpa cultures, century-old monasteries, flora and fauna in the Everest Base Camp Trek Route.

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

The best thing to see during the Trek to Mount Everest Base Camp Route is 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 360-degree mountain view. Ama Dablam (6,856 m), the most beautiful mountain in Everest Trek, is another highlight object to see.

    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. We provide several assurances if you are embarking on or have booked a trek to the Everest region with Nepal Gateway Trekking.

    We take the initiative to pre-book your Lukla flight before you arrive in Kathmandu. We reserve seats in the first and second phases for improved chances of flying. 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. 

    Regularly monitoring weather conditions is standard practice at the Nepal Gateway Trekking. 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.

    Our EBC Trek Package and Cost for 2024

    If you are looking for the best EBC Trek package and cost for 2024 in Nepal, our EBC Trip could be it. Our 15-day Everest Base Camp Trek Itinerary 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 allows you to gain proper elevation and enough acclimatization days.

    Besides 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 prices 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 the Everest Base Camp, our Everest Base Camp Helicopter Day Tour is the best option. 

    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 a tourist hub. You can explore Thamel after refreshment. The representative lets you know the meeting time with the manager. Our manager will meet you in the evening to brief the Everest Base Camp Trek in detail to address your needs. 

    • 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 are listed in The World Heritage Sites too. The tour lets you enhance Nepali arts, architecture, culture and history.

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

    • AccommodationHotel
    • MealsBreakfast
    • Maximum Altitude1,310 m

    Your trekking guide meet you at the Hotel lobby in the morning to drive to Kathmandu Airport. 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 the 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 the main season  (March to May and October to Nov) because of the Air Traffic Problem at 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 Bazaar, the trail gets a 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 in the afternoon. The weather should be cleared in the afternoon to see a glimpse of Mount Everest. 

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

    To acclimatise, you hike up to the Everest View Hotel. After a hot breakfast, you touch the Army Camp for the panoramic views including Mt. Everest, Mt. Lhotse and Mt. Ama Dablam (One of the most beautiful mountains in Everest Trek). Army Camp is one of the best viewpoints to see the high snow-capped mountains with its surrounding greenery and down valley. 

    After enjoying the views from the viewpoint, the trail goes steeply up to the Syangboche Airstrip. The view of Mount Thamserku, Mount Kwande and Namche Bazaar, encourage you to climb this hill slowly and steadily. You still push yourself to reach the Panorama Guest House which offers an excellent view of Mount Everest and its surrounding peaks. The trail goes flat to Everest View Hotel from here. Everest View Hotel is famous for its luxury accommodations and stunning views of the Himalayan mountains including Everest from its windows. We can hike further to Khumjung monastery, one of the oldest monasteries in the Everest region if you want to before returning Namche Bazaar.

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

    After breakfast, there is a short climb to the ridge near Army Camp. The trail goes mostly flat afterwards to Kyanjuma and offers open wide views of Mount Everest and Ama Dablam (a beautiful peak in the Everest region). Then you go down to Punki Thagna (Thagna means resting place in the Sherpa language) where you stop for lunch. After lunch, it is a 2-hour climb to reach the Tengboche Hill. You visit Tengboche Monastery in the afternoon and experience the praying ceremony. Tengboche offers sunrise and sunset views on Mout Everest and surrounding peaks. 

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

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

    Leaving Tengboche, the trail goes down through the deep rhododendron forest to Debuche. You pass mani walls, chortens, and the nunnery at Debuche and cross the bridge over the Imja River where you can capture the best picture of Ama Dablam. With a little short climb, you reach Pangboche village and gradually ascend to Somare for a lunch stop.

    After lunch, it is 2 more hours on an alpine meadow to the beautiful Dingboche village. Dingboche is known for the summer village, where different kinds of crops like buckwheat and 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 your body, you hike Nagarjun Hill. You try to reach 4900 m around the same height as Lobuche. The hike offers an incredible view of snow-capped mountains like Mt. Lhotse, Mt. Ama Dablam, Mt. Makalu, and Island Peak. The hike also offers a beautiful landscape of Imja Valley with Dingboche village. 

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

    After breakfast, you follow a gradual route just above the Pheriche village to Dhugla (Thukla). Thukla is a small town with a couple of tea houses where we take a tea break. The trail goes a steep climb for one hour to reach the Thukla top. It is quite a tough climb because of revelation and steepness. Everyone has to climb this hill slowly and steadily. 

    Once you reach the top, you enjoy the views that are offered. You see the different shapes of Mount Ama Dablam and the valley of Pheriche village. This Thukla top is also known as the memorial top. There are hundreds of monuments of the mountaineers who lost their lives on the Everest Expedition. From here, it is an easy walk on the valley to Lobuche village.

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

    Today is the main and pinnacle 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 the 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 a famous viewpoint for 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 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 for the overnight via Thade Koshi and Chheplung village.

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

    You fly to Kathmandu from Lukla in the morning. The flight offered the last aerial views of the Himalayan mountains. After landing at Kathmandu airport, you drive to the hotel, check-in and have a free afternoon for shopping and relaxing. 

    • AccommodationHotel
    • MealsBreakfast
    • Maximum Altitude1,310 m

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

    • MealsBreakfast

    If the itinerary mentioned above doesn't meet your interest and time frame, we also make a Tailor-Made Program according to your requirements. 

    Map

    Everest Base Camp Trek - 15 Days map

    Includes

    • All grounded airport pick up/drop off by private vehicle
    • One expert tour guide and entrance fees for Kathmandu Valley Sightseeing
    • Three nights’ accommodation at Woodapple Hotel in Kathmandu including breakfast
    • Round flight ticket (Kathmandu/Lukla/Kathmandu) including domestic airport taxes
    • Three times meals (Breakfast/lunch/dinner)
    • Twin-sharing private accommodation in tea houses during the trek
    • One highly experienced, English-speaking, government license holder-friendly trekking guide
    • Required porters (1 porter between 2 Trekkers) 
    • Sagarmatha National Park permit and TIMS card
    • Everest Base Camp Trekk 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
    • Travel Medical Insurance (Compulsory) 
    • Nepal Visa. 
    • Your international flight ticket to/from Kathmandu
    • Your personal nature expenses, equipment, and medical kit
    • All kinds of hot drinks (Tea/Coffee)
    • Cold drinks (Water/Fanta/Coke) and alcoholic beverages
    • Hot shower, internet, and phone call unless it is free
    • Charging fees for devices and camera 
    • Desert (Cakes, Pies, Chocolate pies etc)
    • Tipping to field staff (Tipping is not mandatory but expected)

    Dates & Price

    Date StatusPrice 
    Start DateStart: WednesdayJuly 17, 2024End DateEnd: WednesdayJuly 31, 2024StatusAvailablePriceUS$1440
    Start DateStart: WednesdayJuly 24, 2024End DateEnd: WednesdayAugust 07, 2024StatusAvailablePriceUS$1440
    Start DateStart: WednesdayJuly 31, 2024End DateEnd: WednesdayAugust 14, 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

    Mount Everest Base Camp Trek Route

    The trail has mixed terrain with numerous ascends and descends throughout the trek. There are both rugged, steep tracks and gentle paths. You have to trek for 5 to 6 hours a day, 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.

    Everest Base Camp Trekking Cost 

    The Everest Base Camp Trek Cost depends on group size and the number of trekking days. Besides these, the accommodation in Kathmandu and tea houses along the trek also make the difference in cost. Adding a helicopter instead of a plane is another factor. 

    Our EBC Trek price starts from USD 1440.00 per person for our Everest Base Camp Trek Package 2024. This price is based on a solo trek. The price 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, under the trip price.

    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 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. Likewise, you prepare mentally to deal with legs ready for a long trek on the rugged terrain, the bare minimum facilities, a simple lifestyle, and high altitude.

    Altitude Sickness during Trekking to Everest Base Camp 

    Altitude sickness is a common illness that trekkers face during the high-altitude journey. The air gets thin with less oxygen in the atmosphere as increasing elevation makes it difficult to breathe.

    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 have difficulty breathing, sleeping, or feeling nauseous.
    • Remember to climb high, sleep low, and do not feel shy or afraid to ask for help.

    Trip to Everest Base Camp for Solo/Private/Group

    You can contact us anytime if you are interested in a solo trip to Everest Base Camp Trek. 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, you can join our Everest Base Camp Trek with fixed departure dates. This is our joining trip to Everest Base Camp for everyone from all around the world. You can also do a private to Everest Base Camp Trekking with your group.

    Permits required for Trek to the Everest Base Camp

    You have to get two permits to trek to the Everest Base Camp in the Everest region. The first is the Khumbu Pasang Lhamu Rural Municipality Entrance Permit, and the second is the Sagarmatha National Park Entry Permit.

    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, there is an additional permit for the Gaurishankar Conservation Area from the Nepal Tourism Board costs NPR 3000 per person.

    Best Time for EBC Trekking

    March to April and October to November are the best time of the year for Everest Base Camp Trek. These months are part of the spring and autumn seasons. These seasons are 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 Trekking Route

    You stay in the tea house during the Everest Base Camp Trek route. 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.

    EBC Trek Responsibly

    • Don't 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 Trekking To Everest Base Camp 

    15 Days Everest Base Camp Trekking 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. You cannot buy travel insurance in Nepal, therefore get one in your home country and double-confirm all the clauses.

    Safety for Trekking to EBC

    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 that 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 Trip to Everest Base Camp

    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. We have a provision for it if you want to book the Everest Base Camp Trek 14 Days at the last minute. The provision is 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 for Everest Base Camp (EBC) Trekking

    Electricity: Electricity is available during the EBC Trekking. You can charge your device in the lodge on paying.

    Internet: WiFi is available along the EBC Trek route. Cellular data also works here but is unstable on the trail, especially at the higher elevation. 

    ATM: There are ATMs in Lukla and Namche Bazaar. There is no ATM after Namche Bazar.

    Luggage: Each trekker has a weight limit of 15 kg (5 kg hand carry + 10 kg luggage for porters). The duffel bags will be carried by the porters during the trek.

    Tipping: Tipping is not mandatory but is expected at the end of the trek. It is up to you and your satisfaction level with the guide and porter. 

    FAQs

    • Q1. Where is Everest Base Camp?

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

    • Everyone in the world has a dream of being at the base camp of the top of the world, Mount Everest. So it is worth being at the Everest Base Camp witnessing Mount Everest with its spectacular scenery and visiting centuries-old monasteries.

    • Spring (March to May) and Autumn (October to November) are the best times of the year to do an Everest Base Camp Trek.

    • Trekking to Everest Base Camp costs depend on the trekking days, number of group sizes and services. However, it starts from USD 1360.00.

    • Walking to Everest base camp trek is graded as a moderate trail for trekking in Nepal. It is not walking like in the park, you have to climb uphill several times and downhill too. So it is a little hard walking on rugged terrain and rocky paths. 

    • For Everest Base Camp Trek, you need at least 14 days to complete the hike comfortably. Although it can be done within 10 days too. 

    • You can prepare yourself by doing long-distance walking, hiking, running, swimming and cycling at home for the Everest base camp trekking. Besides these, you can also do cardio at the gym. 

    • Yes, you need travel insurance. Travel insurance is compulsory for Everest Base Camp Trek and it should cover high altitude evacuation if needed.

    • No, you don't need oxygen supplements at the Everest Base Camp. Even though Everest Base Camp is a high-altitude trek, trekkers generally don't need oxygen masks.

    • Yes, you can rent a sleeping bag and a down jacket in Thamel. 

    • Yes, you get a phone signal on Everest Base Camp Trek if you use Nepal Telecom or Ncell sim. Sometimes you don’t get a signal due to bad weather.

    • Yes, internet (Wifi) is available along the Everest base camp trek route. You can directly pay to the lodge to use the 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 the Everest base camp trek.

    • No, you don't need to bring oxygen for the Everest base camp trek.

    • The Everest base camp trek is not harder than the Mount Kilimanjaro Trip because you have more days to complete the EBC Trek.

    • You have to climb slowly, gaining an altitude of 300m to 500m a day, acclimatising after climbing 1000m, drinking lots of fluids etc are recommended to prevent altitude sickness during walking to Everest Base Camp. 

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

    • You walk approximately 118.8 km (around 73.80 miles) in the Everest base camp trek.

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

    • Yes, you can take a helicopter to Everest Base Camp. Check out the Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour

    • Yes, you can drink normal tap water during the trek. For safety, we recommend you use water purification tablets. The toilets and shower are available. 

    • Yes, people have died 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 is 12 to 15 days.

    Client Reviews

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    • Incredible EBC Trek experience with Nepal Gateway Trekking

      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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