Trip Code: ETBC06
Duration: 14 Days
Difficulty Level: Medium
Minimum Altitude: 1,345 m/4,412 ft
Maximum Altitude: 5,545 m/18,188 ft
Best Season: March – May & Sept. – Dec
Your desire to experience life in Mount Everest Base Camp Himalayas may be that intense, with the ability to realize and change you in the direction of joyfulness. Such intensity characterizes this interest or desire to be in the existence that supports “being in the state of wholeness.” Our team guides you to the Mount Everest Base Camp trek trail following your interest in being in the Himalayan existence.
Locally known as Sagarmatha, Everest denotes “the source of supreme bliss, i.e., pure wholeness”. The destination offers you impressive landscapes against a picture-perfect backdrop of the Himalayas. Your interest in being in the Himalayas might develop your understanding as you are in the environment and existence of Everest.
Moreover, the trek to Everest Base Camp (5,364 m) might be an ideal place to immerse you in the nature and culture of their living. Along with these experiences, you may also observe the gazing sense of the forests, spiritual monasteries, and jaw-dropping scenery. Amidst all this, prepare yourself for the short EBC Trek, which has excellent potential to be in a state of a higher level of joyful wholeness.
This experience of a lifetime Everest journey leads to a world-class trip in high elevation following to view the world’s top. We welcome you to join the Mount Everest Base Camp trek 14 day itinerary to be at joyful wholeness. Our guidance aims to support your interest in you in developing into a qualitative recreation.
Everest Base Camp Core Trek
One of the results of technology’s ever-increasing presence in our daily lives is a worldwide trend toward increased social isolation. Nothing relieves mental and physical exhaustion more than getting away from electronic distractions and spending outside walking among trees and natural landscapes. It is single-handedly one of the greatest things we can do for our health and wholeness all by itself.
Staying physically active and being in nature both heighten our senses, helping us to perceive our own feelings and thoughts. Core trekking in Everest is for you to immerse in the dazzling Himalayas, and green hills, and connect with native people.
This departure is organized every March when the season promises perfect temperatures and breathtaking mountainous scenery. We hope to give you a wide range of interests by taking you on a trek to the foot of Everest, where you can feel complete happiness.
Everest Base Camp Yoga Trek
Yoga retreats in scenic Everest Base Camp natural settings are a great way to unwind from city life. You can improve your relationship with the natural world by learning to appreciate and utilize your environment in new directions.
Trekking with Yoga in Everest Base Camp is designed for you to help in concentrating on your practice, along with taking advantage of natural sceneries in between. The departure will take place in April, considering the weather and environment favorable for yoga. Practicing yoga in nature may promote one’s connection to nature and might help us feel more at peace and more in tune with ourselves.
Everest Base Camp Trek Celebration
The Everest Base Camp celebration is a mix of trekking and celebration of Nepalese festivals that have been going on for hundreds of years; a celebration through narrow ridges, barren landscapes, and stunning mountain views.
In cities, day-to-day life is busier; people are in large groups but alone, in a state of loneliness. In the Everest Base Camp trek Celebration, we take this time to celebrate the holiday together. Being together will help unify unnecessary divisions of the self into a whole.
The trip will start at the Mani Rimdu Festival in October, at the Gyalpo Losar Festival in February, and at the Dumje Festival in May.
Everest Base Camp Trek Highlights
- Beautiful Lukla high-altitude flight through the mountains.
- Explore the UNESCO World Heritage Site listed “Sagarmatha National Park.”
- Homeland of culturally diverse and highly civilized Sherpa people.
- Magnificent mountain ranges, including Mt. Everest (8,848.86 m), Mt. Lhotse (8,516 m), Cho Oyu (8,201 m), and Mt. Makalu (8,463 m).
- Walk to the Tibetan Market, the Sherpa Cultural Museum, and other places located in Namche Bazaar, the gateway to Everest.
- The oldest Monastery on Everest, i.e., Tengboche Monastery.
- A glance at the Khumbu Glacier, the tallest glacier in the world (4,900 m).
- Closest panoramic view of the stunning range of Everest from Kala Patthar.
Everest Base Camp Trek Route Map
Are you wondering about the map of the EBC trek? If you click the infographic image below, you will see the route map of EBC. The Everest Base Camp Trek distance is 14 days, starting with the adventurous flight to Lukla. EBC trek distance from Lukla is about 38.5 miles, i.e., 62 kilometers. Then your trek starts ahead to Phakding, Namche Bazar, Tengboche, Dingboche, Lobuche, and Gorak Shep before reaching Everest Base Camp. On the map, you will also see the extension route in the Everest region. You are using the same path to return to Lukla. But, in your interest, we may also use other branch routes in the case of customized trips for more exciting views.
Everest Base Camp Trek difficulty
It is hard to get to Everest Base Camp and will test your strength. However, it is a mission that anyone can accomplish. The walk is not only for trained climbers, nor do you have to be an Olympian. The trek is delightful and adventurous, which travelers can achieve with intermediate levels of physical ability. Additionally, make yourself ready to walk at least 6-7 every day, excluding acclimatization day.
Among the several challenges during the trek, altitude is regarded as one of the most challenging. This journey begins at 3,000 meters, and the base camp is located at an elevation of 5,364 meters above sea level, which is relatively high. Since this is the case, it is strongly suggested that anyone with a breathing condition avoid the trek. Before trekking at high altitudes, it is recommended that the trekker seeks good medical counsel and research on altitude sickness.
Everest Base Camp Trek Permit
When your trip starts by flying to Lukla, you need two permits: Khumbu Pasang Lhamu Rural Municipality Permit and the Sagarmatha National Conservation Area Permit for the trek or accessing the Khumbu/Everest Region. The permit and fee you pay will support the preservation of the Everest region and the local development.
Khumbu Pasang Lhamu Rural Municipality Entrance Permit
Before starting your journey, one of the first permits you’ll need is an entrance permit from the Khumbu Municipality. It is a document issued by the local government and is necessary for entry into the Khumbu Region. The permit is evidence that you pose no harm to the people living in the Khumbu region to enter the area.
Sagarmatha National Park Permit
The federal government protects Sagarmatha National Park, and the national park is responsible for safeguarding the floras, faunas, and wild animals. We need a permit called a Sagarmatha National Park (SNP) Permit to enter the area. Under the direction of the Nepali government, the national park committee directly issues SNP licenses.
Like every other permit in Nepal, EBC trek permits are payable in Nepali rupees and are not extended past the visa expiration date.
Note: Please bring 8-10 passport-size photographs, which you will be asked for while making government documents.
- KTM-Lukla-KTM domestic flights
- Khumbu Pasang Lhamu Rural Municipality Permit and Sagarmatha National Conservation Area trekking permit
- Experienced Himalayan trek guide for 12 days
- One porter for two for trekking for ten days (prepare to give max. 15 kgs’ luggage from each of you so that it will not exceed 30 kg. for your porter)
- Basic yet comfortable accommodation for 11 nights on a twin-sharing basis during the trekking as per itinerary
- Staff insurance
- 12 x set breakfast, 12 x set lunch and 11 x set dinner while on the trek
- Purified drinking water during the entire trekking as per itinerary
- General first aid medicine kit
- Complimentary T-shirt
- Duffel bag during the trek
- Food and Accommodation in Kathmandu
- Personal expenses of any kind
- Excess baggage cost during your Lukla flight
- Any Travel Insurance
- Any additional cost due to natural calamity and unforeseen circumstances might affect on itineraries.
- Tips for any staff and guide
- Costs associated with evacuations due to illness, accidents, or other natural disasters like earthquakes, landslides, floods, etc.
- Anything that is not listed in the “PRICE INCLUDES” section above.
Everest Base Camp Trek Date & Price
For decades, it has been experienced that Himalayan existence helps to be and realize an unneedy division of joyful wholeness. As a pilgrimage or hermit, your presence in the mountains has applied for blissful wholeness since ancient times.
Zen to Jesus concerns Himalayas or mountains and hermits in the forest (Banbas). Himalaya has that aura to help unionize unneeded division so that joyful recreation is realized.
With this, we believe that trekking at Everest Base Camp is more than just a trip; what you feel depends upon your interest and state of awareness.
The highest point on the Everest Base Camp Trek is Kala Patthar (5,545 m/18,192 ft.). This viewpoint provides the best view of Everest, Nuptse, and other famous peaks. It is the unique viewpoint located on the south ridge of Pumori above Gorakshep.
The daily walking is generally between 6-7 hours with short breaks. But, the exact hours depend upon your walking pace.
Yes, beginners can also trek Everest Base Camp based on their health conditions. Our package includes simply walking on the rough trails, and you don't need extra climbing or other skills. So, if you are well prepared to overcome this fear, you will be ready for the trek.
Just prepare yourself physically and mentally with basic exercises, jogging, breathing exercises, or swimming before three months of the trek. Beginners might fear walking in the rugged trails for a long day, but being adequately prepared physically and mentally helps boost your confidence to tackle the adventure.
An entry permit is compulsory if you travel for any reason in the Everest region. A special trek permit is always required to enter the limited areas of Nepal that the government has designated for trekking. And, for the permit for the EBC trip, you will need Khumbu Pasang Lhamu Rural Municipality and Sagarmatha National Park.
The permit is related to your safety while traveling into the conserved areas. It ensures your safety while trekking into those areas, and the fee you pay is also utilized for the betterment of the site to make it visitor friendly.
For our fixed departure itinerary, you cannot extend/reduce or make any changes to the packages we have built. For that, we provide a customized package where you are free to explore your choices and extend, reduce or redesign them upon our guidance.
Additionally, our itinerary is one of the best for all, so there may not be a reduced choice if you are a beginner in high altitudes. Reducing the itinerary may lead to a lack of time to adjust to changes in the environment, humidity, or pH, which may lead to high altitude sickness and other problems. Your body needs time to produce more red blood cells to counteract the lower oxygen saturation in blood at high altitudes.
But if you are willing to spend more time in the Himalayas, we have the best other options to extend the days and customize your itinerary per your demand. Feel free to contact us; our team shall provide you with your dream package under your priorities and guidance.
If you purchase the package from a trekking service, you must travel with an Everest Base Camp guide. We care for your safety when you travel with a local agency like us. If you are with a guide, the team always provides a better option in selecting the accommodation, food, end language barrier, and even the itinerary selection. They will also help you with permits, domestic flights, and porters and assist you with your entire trek.
Additionally, if you encounter high altitude sickness, you will have knowledgeable staff by your side to monitor your symptoms from the very beginning. They will be familiar with such high altitudes and wildlife and will assist you in learning at every step. It is not compulsory to take a guide for this trek if you are an independent trekker, but your walk will be hassle-free if there is a guide with you.
The battery will drain quickly if exposed to a cold environment. So you need to charge your device more frequently. You can recharge the battery in the lodge where you spend your night. The lodge is powered by solar energy, so you will need to pay an extra fee.
You can also pack a spare battery or a portable power bank for backup. Sometimes there will be power cuts or low voltage, so it will be best to carry extra batteries.
It is essential to check health and fitness when traveling through high-altitude regions. It helps to ensure a safe and comfortable experience for all the trekkers.
We are happy to welcome you to EBC with your family and kids, as we believe nature help kids in different ways. With a professional guide, we can complete the trek smoothly. But we will not advise bringing the children inappropriately low age (lower than five years) for high-altitude walking.
Prepare your kids with simple workouts and breathing exercises for at least one month to prepare for this trek. We also serve you kid carry service, so kindly let us know if you need one during the inquiry.
Although the flights between Kathmandu and Lukla are typically stable, they may be postponed for the entire day if the weather is terrible. One extra day is included in our 14-day program in case of delays. However, we recommend you plan a few additional spare days in Nepal, just in case, to be prepared.
Please note that we will be rebooking your flight for the following day if your flight to Kathmandu is delayed. We might potentially be able to offer a privately chartered helicopter as an alternative. In every way we can, we will work to help you in arranging a flying service. As an agent, we will do all possible to work with airlines to set up your comfortable journey.
You may be able to reserve a helicopter upon request. The cost of the helicopter for you and your guide does not come from the package price if you want this service. Extra hotel stays and meals are omitted if you spend overnight waiting for the next day's flight. Still, we will make accommodation arrangements for you if you prefer to stay overnight and wait for the next day's departure.
Before beginning the journey, we already impose complete payments on several costs, including permits, taxes, and others. Please be aware that we must fully compensate our guides and porters for the time they have committed, even if you choose not to finish the entire trek. We find it very difficult to issue refunds for any reason.
Sometimes hikers finish their journey sooner than expected or decide to terminate it early for personal or health reasons. Kindly be aware that we do not grant refunds for any portion of the trek that is not used. This also totally depends on the circumstances, but we request you not to expect any refund for the reasons mentioned above.
Our target for a fixed departure is 12 visitors. If the visitor doesn't reach 12 within the given period, the trip will be shifted to a customized package, which changes the price, including terms and conditions.
We provide you with a very reasonable cost on fixed departure because of the group size. If the group requirement doesn't fulfill, we will redesign the program again according to the trip that has been booked. Go through the other pricing if you want to book the trip on your date, or contact us if you need to customize your trip.
Note: We do not customize the program of fixed departure. If you do not want to be part of a fixed departure and make your package, please get in touch with us for the special customized package. Our team will happily assist you with their experienced advice and recommendations.
We highly suggest you engage in physical activities three months before the trip to prepare yourself physically and mentally. Additionally, we offer the Chetban Hike as part of our quick acclimation training trip. You can utilize this hike as a very tiny preview of what to expect on your main journey in the existence of the central Himalayas.
We request you ask our ground team in Kathmandu for assistance in arranging day tours around the city. If you still have time extra few days or a week after the trek, we can also set up one of the following quick relaxation trips. Feel free to pick the one you think will best suit your interests.
- Chitwan Safari
With the expectation that you will prefer to rest and recuperate rather than hike again, we have given you plenty of extra vacation days. Please inform us if there are any other destinations you would like to visit over these.
Mt. EBC Trek History
The Mount Everest summit was first completed by Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay Sherpa on 29 May 1953. After that, trips to Everest Base Camp started gaining attention from adventurers.
Another significant Everest Base Camp Trek history is the establishment of Lukla Airport, initiated by Sir Edmund Hillary in 1964, which benefited the promotion of the trek worldwide. Hillary was dissatisfied with the runway’s soil resistance, so he bought local alcohol for the Sherpas and asked them to do a local dance, “foot-moving,” to compress the soil that did serve as the runway. The runway is far more comprehensive and paved now.
Lukla Flight and Weather for EBC Trekking
Surrounded on three sides by mountains, Lukla sits on a mountaintop as the doorway to the Everest region. Early mornings in the highlands have better visibility. Meanwhile, a tailwind gradually builds up throughout the afternoon. As a result, Lukla’s flights are only planned in the mornings.
The flight from Kathmandu to Lukla is usually only 30 to 45 minutes long. You’ll witness solitary mountain valleys, watching the terraced scenery of Nepal’s interconnecting mountain ranges passing below you.
Furthermore, seasonality and visibility contribute to Lukla weather. While rain clouds are common throughout the monsoon season, thunderstorms and winds are normal during spring afternoons. Winters provide improved visibility in Lukla, but fog in Kathmandu can occasionally disrupt flights. And if the weather gets severe, Lukla Airport can close in minutes, for a longer duration, many days, disrupting flights.
Accommodation on Everest Base Camp Trek
With the expansion of the trekking sector, major trekking routes in the Everest region now have a sufficient number of lodges. All EBC trailside tea shops provide good food and lodging. The tea shops along the Everest Base Camp trail are well-kept and reasonably comfortable.
Many lodges now provide individual rooms for visitors. Twin-sharing-based rooms are familiar with basic furnishings. The ‘living room’ is where you dine and relax. At night, it is additionally heated with a pot-bellied burner. Many hikers bring books to read and cell phones to keep themselves entertained. Yet, you can also take it as a friendly place to meet other hikers.
Even though the five-star hotel is already available, we provide standard to average accommodation and meals to make the cost more affordable. However, in your interest, we can guide the luxurious package on your request. Kindly inform us during the booking time if you have such an appeal.
Related Article: A Guide to Everest Base Camp Trek Accommodation
Food on Everest Base Camp Trek
Many alternatives are available, from traditional Nepali dal-Bhat (rice and lentil soup) to soups, spaghetti, and momos. It is not hard to be provided with foreign cuisine prepared by experienced chefs at popular tourist hubs. Yet, sticking to your diet plan is highly needed to maintain your health during the trek.
We develop our appropriate menu utilizing our long experience on what to have during the trek. We plan the menu for your convenience during the walk, considering nutrition, hygiene, and many other factors.
Three altitude-friendly meals are served daily at the tea houses when climbing higher altitudes. The meals consist of liquid foods and other foods that provide energy, such as grains, cereals, lentil soup, hot tea, noodle soup, potatoes, etc.
More similar foods those locals consume help tackle the Everest region’s climate. Even those with dietary restrictions, such as a vegetarian or vegan diet, or those who cannot eat gluten, will find plenty of options to eat here.
Best season to trek EBC
Nepal’s Everest Base Camp Trek travels via dirt tracks, muddy hills, narrow trails, and high-altitude areas. Here, the weather is significant and plays a vital role. The best Everest Base Camp trek seasons are late September-November and February-May. During these months, the Base Camp temperatures can reach as low as -6°C, and conditions are generally steady.
Mount Everest experiences its primary summit season in April and May every year. One of the tours leaving in the spring months of March-May mountaineering season will be perfect for you if you want to experience Everest Base Camp surroundings with all the excitement! However, traveling in the post-monsoon season, from September to December, is also an excellent alternative. At this time, it is the primary trekking season, and you can observe the surrounding elegance with more clarity.
Winter and monsoon are good times for trekking to enjoy peace, and botanical study time more an excellent time to trek. Mountains are more prominent in winter due to the coverage of fresh snow. Still, high routes can be blocked, fall of snow, avalanches may occur, and obstacles. Are challenging during winter.
Altitude sickness & Acclimatization on EBC Trek
The risk of altitude-related illnesses comes in these high-altitude zones like Acute Mountain Sickness, High Altitude Pulmonary Oedema (HAPE), and High Altitude Cerebral Oedema (HACE). To ensure safety, it is essential to understand the hazards associated with these types of altitude sickness and how to recognize symptoms and react to them.
Everest Base Camp Trek’s altitude is 5364 meters high from sea level. So, there is a high level of symptoms of altitude sickness at this height. Some main signs of altitude sickness are an intense headache, poor appetite, breathlessness, exhaustion, difficulty sleeping, nausea, rapid heartbeat, and severe dehydration. Seek medical attention if you experience these symptoms during your Everest Base Camp Trek.
Some tips help you avoid altitude sickness on Everest Base Camp Trek. Proper acclimatization rest, ascending slowly, avoiding alcohol and cigarettes, staying hydrated, and eating plenty are the best remedies to prevent high altitude sickness. Additionally, mentally get ready to reject evil thoughts and enjoy the beautiful surroundings.
Following our years of experience, we will continue to share the experience based on the season, health status, and age range.
Everest Base Camp Trek Packing Suggestions
Please properly pack your luggage for the porter (each of you 15kg, for two of you, a porter is arranged). You will leave the rest of your luggage behind at your hotel until the end of this holiday. Below, here is a loosely advised EBC Trek packing list that might help you in your trek:
- Appropriate clothing (3 sets)
- Woolen sweater or jacket
- Thermal inner wear
- Wide-brimmed hat
- Woolen cap and scarf
- Thick woolen gloves
- Waterproof gloves
- Sport Sandals
- Woolen socks (2 pairs)
- Waterproof (not water-resistant) shoes with a good tread/grip
- Rain-proof pants and jacket with hood
- A lock for the duffle bag
- Backpack with waterproof cover
- Sleeping bag suitable for temperatures around 0°C (1 – optional)
- Down jacket with hood
- Camera (optional) (video camera is not permitted by authority)
Other essential items:
- Personal clothing
- Small thermos for hot beverages
- Water bottle (1 liter)
- Sunscreen lotion (50 SPF or more)
- Castor oil (50 ml) to lubricate the nostrils at high altitude
- Ziplock bags for clothing
- Quick-dry Towel (not a regular one)
- Toilet paper
- Wet wipes
- Snacks – chocolates, biscuits, nuts, etc.
- Hand sanitizer
- Powerful flashlight or headlamp (with extra batteries)
These are very general suggestions. The specific ones are based on your living spot, and age range, among others.
Though we arrange basic medical kits for Everest Base Camp trekking, they are very general and may not be adequate based on conditional necessity. Personal medical equipment with electrolyte packs, pain killers, muscle relaxant cream, band-aids, knee-cap, medicines for fever, common cold, headache, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, indigestion, and any other personal medication is necessary from your side.
Communication in EBC Trek
Everest trekking itinerary encounters different landscapes. Even in this age of highly modern information and communication technologies (ICT), the landscapes are challenging to approach developing in remote Everest. One cause is still not correctly developing the technologies in remote Everest. As communication is significant while in such an area, a guide has a mobile that may help connect you. Though it is not as reliable as in the urban areas we generally live in, much ICT has been developing. Wi-Fi may be available in some places on this route.
Best EBC Trek in Nepal & alternative trek packages
We have other Everest alternative trek packages if you are willing to extend your EBC trek holiday. I believe that we all have different choices while traveling, so we are ready to design an alternative package to your taste.
Some may want to stay in the Himalayas for a more extended period with more challenges, so for them, we have the Gokyo route. We also have the Three High Passes Trek option if you want to travel in any season except winter. Suppose you’ll skip the adventurous flight of Lukla and trek from Jiri to EBC.
We also have some luxury lodge trips to EBC, in case you want more facilities in a remote mountain. Also, if you are short of time and still want to see Everest, then we will present you with Everest View Trek. You can also choose to take a helicopter tour to Everest Base Camp.