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.