• Destination: Nepal
  • Trip Difficulty: Moderate
  • Trip Style: Hiking & Trekking
  • Transport: Private Tourist Vehicle and Aeroplane
  • Food: Breakfast, Lunch Dinner on Trek & Breakfast in Cities
  • Accommodation: 3 Star Hotel and Mountain Guest House
  • Group Size: 1-16 persons
  • Max Elevation: 5555m

Highlights:

  • Scenic mountain flight to and from Lukla.
  • Explore the Sagarmatha National Park.
  • The world’s highest airport at the Syangbuche (3780 meters).
  • High suspension bridges, Clourful flags, Mani Stones, Prayer Wheels on the way to base camp.
  • Get chance to see the wildlife animals like Musk Dear, Snow Leopard, beautiful Pheasants and Himalayan Thar.
  • Visit Namche Bazaar and Tengboche Monastery on the way to Everest base camp.
  • Unforgettable views of high mountains and Khumbu Ice fall.
  • View of the Everest and many mountains from the Kalapattar.
  • Visit Everest Base Camp and the Khumbu Glacier.
  • Lifetime memorable sunset and sunrise views from the top of the Kala Patthar.
  • Wide range of scenic mountains views from Kala Patthar.
  • Experience the rich culture and traditions of Sherpa people.
Everest Base Camp Trek Video

About Everest Base Camp Trek - 14 Days

The Everest Base Camp Trek is the most famous trek worldwide that leads to the base of the world's highest mountain, Mt. Everest. The 14 days fantastic journey to the bottom of Everest feeds your soul with the most beautiful Himalayan views. This uniquely selected route takes you to one of the Himalayas' unsung beauties, nestled in a secret valley in the Khumbu region.

The Everest region is a dream destination for thousands of travelers visiting Nepal annually. It is a venture that allows you to explore the exotic flora and fauna of the Khumbu region along with picturesque valleys, tempting snow-capped Himalayan Mountains, beautiful glacial lakes, massive glaciers, diverse climatic zones, and vegetation. During the Everest Base Camp trek, you will find yourself surrounded by snow-capped mountains, a location that feels like paradise. Your 14 days adventure will take you through a winding path through forgotten valleys, past serene mountain views, and through historic villages. Upon reaching the base camp, you find yourself surrounded by snow-covered mountains, a while visit to EBC some places that feels like a paradise. EBC is the most thrilling and adventurous trek in Nepal.

With the Everest Base Camp Trekking, enjoy the incredible views of Lhotse, Nuptse, Pumori, and Ama Dablam alongside Everest. The trek is the perfect option for individuals who do not want to climb the towering Everest but still want to marvel at the vistas of the world's highest mountain.

What is worth noting is that the Everest Base Camp is the gateway for all the climbers that attempt to climb the highest summit of the world, Everest. The Everest Base Camp Trip is a brand and a dream venture of many people worldwide to accomplish once in a lifetime. The spectacular views and loyal and friendly inhabitants (the Sherpas) make trekking in the Everest Region the most sought destination in Nepal.

The Everest region is coveted with gems that genuinely make you believe there is a piece of Heaven on Earth! The Everest Base Camp is located in the Solukhumbu District of Nepal, in the country's northeastern part. It also encompasses the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Sagarmatha National Park. You will also get to explore the rich wildlife and biodiversity and spot many protected creatures here! You will spend most days of your 2-week journey embarking on the national park wilderness.

The journey combines the extraordinary splendor of well-organized routes with the raw element of the Himalayas! Trek to the Everest Base Camp is not tricky, but it is not easy either. It necessitates a great deal of willpower and a good deal of luck. Regardless, you have our commitment, and we will motivate you to reach the summit of Mt. Everest while you make memories worth the journey!

Join Outfitter Nepal in this unique 14 days venture to Everest Base Camp. Enjoy this exhilarating, incredible adventure knowing that our skilled, experienced guides and porters will be there to help you at every turn. Your trip can also be completely customized, and we look forward to assisting you in creating lifelong memories. From us, you get the most comprehensive package and best services.

Find the significant highlights of the 14 days Everest Base Camp trek below!

Lukla: The Goal to reach the Everest Base Camp is impossible without a daring flight to Lukla

Flying to Lukla is thrilling that needs lots of guts to hold on to that short flight. Your 14 days Everest Base Camp trek will almost feel incomplete without this flight! What is it about this flight that makes it so sensationally adventurous? It is, in fact, the Lukla airport's landing strip. It boasts one of the world's shortest runways at 525 meters (1,729 feet) and one of the world's highest airports at 9,334 feet (2,845 m). The magnanimous panoramic views of the Himalayas from the flight will also leave you mesmerized!

The Adventurous Trail through Sagarmatha National Park

The Trek to Everest Base Camp itinerary for 14 days presents diverse climatic zones and vegetation. From Phakding and Monjo onwards, you trek through Sagarmatha National Park, home to hundreds of flora and fauna. This park is also listed in the UNESCO World Natural Sites. You will be on a 14-day adventure to the wilderness!

For a long time, Sagarmatha National Park has served as a sanctuary for endangered animals and birds. Rare creatures here include the Red Panda and Snow Leopard. While taking in the scenery, visitors also enjoy bird watching alongside the Himalayan views. Enjoy exploring the wilderness at Sagarmatha National Park with our two weeks trek package!

Explore Namche Bazar

Namche Bazaar is a central station along the Everest trekking route. It's a fantastic location for seeing Nepal's Himalayan region and mountains. At 3,500 meters above sea level, Namche Bazaar serves as the starting point for the Everest Base Camp trek along with other trails. It's a small, vibrant market town where you can buy everything from trekking and climbing gear to Tibetan souvenirs.

The lovely Namche serves as the entrance to the Everest Base Camp trekking. It also serves as a memorial for many mountaineering expeditions and provides information on the Sherpa people's lifestyle and culture. Namche is well known for its yak cheese and butter. Namche was initially a significant trading city in the Khumbu region, situated on the side of an arch-shaped mountain with breathtaking views of prominent Himalayan peaks everywhere in the valley. Namche is one of the highlights of the Everest Base Camp adventure! Usually, trekkers stay here for a couple of days for acclimatization, and we stand by it during our 14 Days Everest Base Camp trekking.

Experience the rich culture and tradition of Sherpa

It is also a perfect opportunity to learn more about the Nepalese culture during our Everest Base Camp Trekking. Your 14 Days Everest Base Camp Trek allows lets you to explore the Everest region while teaching about Buddhist temples and the Sherpa people who live in the Nepalese Himalayas. The EBC trek takes you to many villages and settlements of the Himalayas, and you can explore more of the Sherpa culture during the trek.

Visit ancient Tengboche Monastery

Tengboche Monastery is the main attraction for travelers in the Everest region. This historic monastery is a religious site in Khumbu with tremendous importance. It is also an excellent location to gaze at the Everest peaks!

The Tengboche monastery was built in 1961 by Lama Gulu, which got destroyed in the earthquake in 1934. Later, in the same year, the monastery got rebuilt. However, in 1989 the monastery caught on fire and was restored. Regardless of those incidents, the Tengboche monastery is the oldest and the biggest in the Khumbu region. Add sighting the monastery in your Everest Base Camp trek and explore the Himalayan cultures!

Make it or Break it to the Final Destination

The Everest Base Camp, at the foot of the Khumbu Glacier, is surrounded by some of the world's most famous peaks. The Everest Base Camp Trek is a must-visit end goal for enthusiasts from all over the world! Thousands of trekkers visit the Everest Base Camp and other Nepalese circuits each year without attempting to climb the summits. Reaching the Base Camp to Everest is a big achievement in itself that one can have in their life. From the camp, you can see stunning views of the Himalayan Mountains and glaciers.

Kala Patthar: Experience the faces of the Himalayas not visible from the Base Camp

Located above the base camp, Kalapatthar offers 360-degree views of Everest and surrounding mountains. The Everest Base Camp trip package might feel incomplete without your hike to Kala Patthar, as most trekkers opt to reach here and gaze at the full face of Everest!

The enormous peaks of Nuptse, Changtse, and Lhotse can also be seen from Kala Patthar's perspective. If luck favors you and the weather hosts a perfect ambiance, the hike from Gorakshep to Kala Patthar is definitely worth the struggle.

If you ask us, it is a must during this 14 days trek Itinerary to the Everest Base Camp for the views! FOR THE VIEWS!

A must! Get to see panoramic views of the Himalayan Mountains

Throughout your Everest Base Camp Trekking, you will relish the Everest Himalayas’ views from many angles! The peaks of Everest, Lhotse, and Cho Oyu are among the eight-thousanders you will enjoy throughout your 14 days journey. What more could a trekker ask for? Getting this close to the Himalayas is undoubtedly one of the best feelings in the world.

The memorials in the Thukla Pass

After having the breakfast trek from Dingboche to the famed Thukla Dhukla pass at 4800 meters is required for the trek. This is also the only pass that leads to Lobuche, where trekkers spend the night before Gorakshep. The pass is a memorial for the mountaineers who lost their lives during their Everest Expedition. This location is a sharp reminder of how harsh the mountains can sometimes be. As far as the Everest Base Camp journey goes, it will remind you that summiting can be a risky conquest. With all the memorials nearby, the silence and strong winds at the top of the pass might sometimes be disturbing.

Trek to Everest Base Camp Altitude Chart:

The trek itinerary map presents a pictorial view of the trail. You can see where you are stopping and what kind of trail it is on the map. Moreover, you can get a hard copy of the map to take with you on the route. Find the Everest Base Camp Trek itinerary map here.Everest Base Camp Trek Altitude Chart

Why should you choose Outfitter Nepal?

  • We understand what clients might expect and have never failed to surpass your expectations.
  • With over 14 years of expertise in the Nepalese tourism industry, we aim to offer you the best services.
  • We prioritize customer safety and security. Customer satisfaction is critical to us.
  • At Outfitter Nepal, we only hire skilled and professional guides and porters. We evaluate our crew efficiency regularly.
  • Our Professional Local Trekking Guides are well-educated and fluent in various languages, including widely spoken English. The guides are well-trained government license holders, while the porters are physically robust due to the high altitude.
  • We take Everest Base Camp Trekking seriously and make it a fun endeavor!
  • We have guaranteed departure dates, and we never cancel on you!

Disclaimer:

We aim to ensure we go by the itinerary or schedule for your best Trek to the Everest Base Camp. Our customary 14 days EBC Trek Itinerary package follows scheduled departure to the Everest region. The schedule is concise and set, but there are some places where we need to be more flexible. However, sometimes the trek departure may be postponed. The weather is unpredictable in the Himalayas, even more so in the Everest region. So, we request you to add in few extra days to your travel plans so we can accomplish the trek without hassles!

Even though it's only a 40-minute trip, flights from Kathmandu will not depart if the weather is terrible. It is done to make sure your safety is not compromised. The Lukla flight might sometimes be delayed for a day or two. In such instances, you have two choices: take a helicopter flight from Kathmandu or extend your schedule. However, if the situation persists and you do not have the option of a helicopter journey or additional days, our team will work with you to make appropriate arrangements. Please note that the helicopter ride and extra days are not included in the Outfitter Nepal package.

Itinerary

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Day 1: Arrival at Kathmandu International Airport and Transfer to Hotel

An Outfitter Nepal representative will await you outside the international airport terminal. After you finish all the airport formalities, the Outfitter Nepal representative will pick you up from the airport terminal and transfer you to your hotel. Please look for someone holding a sign bearing your name at the terminal. They will greet you and then assist you with transportation to your reserved accommodation in Kathmandu.

  • Walking Hours:6
  • Food:B
  • Accomodation:Hotel
  • Place:Kathmandu
  • Altitude:1345

Our guide will pick you up from the hotel after breakfast and take you on an exhilarating flight to Lukla. All of the TIA to Lukla flights have morning departure times. It's because it gets harder to fly in the afternoon when the wind kicks up. Even the journey to Lukla is an extraordinary adventure that will chill you to the bone. The lush hills and neighboring mountains will welcome you as soon as you depart from Kathmandu. It's worthwhile to view the scenery. The Tenzing Hillary Airport at Lukla is among some of the most thrilling airports in the world! Flying between the tall, lush hills and landing on a small path at the foot of the mountains will undoubtedly fill you up with excitement!

You will start your journey to the Everest Base Camp after an exhilarating flight. You will meet porters at the airport before the event, and they will carry most of your loads. After getting ready, the tour guide will lead you down the crowded street to the beginning of the descent to Phakding. From Lukla, we will travel along the Dudh Koshi to Phakding through pine and cedar forests. This demanding journey entails strenuous trekking at high altitudes, but the entire experience is breathtaking! It takes about 4 hours to reach Phakding. We will have an overnight stay at Phakding.

  • Walking Hours:4
  • Food:B, L, D
  • Accomodation:Guest House
  • Place:Phakding
  • Altitude:2610

You will begin your trek after a quick breakfast at Phakding. Although the ascent is complex, the breathtaking views, fresh air, and desire to reach the summit keep you going. We'll make several stops along the road to enjoy some spectacular scenery. Sagarmatha National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, is located on your way to Monjo. The national park is full of rare and endangered plants and animals. You might catch a glimpse of some!

You pass some lovely Sherpa villages such as Monjo and Jorsale on the route to Namche. The Namche Bazaar is quite famous among the trekkers of the Everest region, and rightfully so! If you have forgotten to pack anything, you can buy them at Namche! Often called the gateway to Everest, the town is a vibrant mix of cultures, traditions, and the best of Sherpa hospitality. The town is home to various businesses, cafes, cyber cafés, inns, lodges, and guest rooms. Banks, ATMs, money exchanges, and a bustling local market welcome travelers visiting Nepal's Everest region.

We finally reach Namche Bazaar after hiking for around 6 hours. We have an overnight stay at Namche Bazaar.

  • Walking Hours:6
  • Food:B, L, D
  • Accomodation:Guest House
  • Place:Namce Bazaar
  • Altitude:3440

To help our bodies adapt to the high altitude, we have kept an acclimatization day at Namche Bazaar. But that does not imply that we do not do anything! Being active is the best way to adapt. You will ascend to high altitudes with thin air in the coming days, so getting your body used to new surroundings is crucial. Your excursion guide will take you on short hikes at Sherpa museum or Everest View Point.

You will hike to the Everest View Hotel to gaze at the Nepalese Himalayas in all their glory. The hotel is among the highest-altitude hotels in the world! As you go uphill, the sights get more vivid. Enjoy the breathtaking views of the towering mountains, including Ama Dablam, Mt. Everest, and Lhotse, among others, from a location close to the hotel.

There is a chance to spend a few hours hiking or touring the region. You can also visit the local school if you have the time. Stop by the school Sir Edmund Hillary established in the Khumjung hamlet. It is also a famous exploration site among trekkers. After a range of activities we do on this day, we finally go to our accommodation for dinner and some good night's sleep!

  • Walking Hours:5
  • Food:B, L, D
  • Accomodation:Guest House
  • Place:Namche Bazaar
  • Altitude:3440

After a quick breakfast in the morning, we take a trail from Namche to Tengboche. The path from Namche to Tengboche is the most beautiful trekking route on the Everest Base Camp trail. At Phungi Thanka, we first drop to the Dudh Koshi Valley before slowly ascending to Tengboche. Officially, you will be between the mountains. Some tallest peaks watching you trek the lovely trail include Mount Everest, Mount Ama Dablam, Mount Nuptse, and Mount Lhotse, among others. Tengboche is the spiritual hub of the Khumbu region, and you can only get into the village after crossing the Imja River.

If we have enough time on our hands, we can also visit the revered Buddhist temple known as Tengboche Monastery. It's an ancient monastery that also provides fantastic views of the Everest region.

After around 5 hours of trekking on this day, we finally reach Tengboche and have an overnight stay here.

  • Walking Hours:5
  • Food:B, L, D
  • Accomodation:Guest House
  • Place:Tyangbuche
  • Altitude:3860

The sunrise above Ama Dablam Mountain is a once-in-a-lifetime event, so before you go, leave the comforting warmth of your bed and head outside from your accommodation. After a quick breakfast, we will continue our Everest Base Camp journey with an incredible ascent while passing through deep valleys and enjoying stunning views of enormous mountains. The experience will be fantastic to remember for the rest of one's life.

We cross the Imja River below and take a trek to the high-altitude Sherpa settlement of Dingboche. We proceed from the river to Pangboche village through a beautiful trail that offers stunning views of the mountains and beautiful scenery. The territory, located at an elevation of 3900 meters, lies in a picturesque setting with mountains in the background. We continue going to the hamlets of Dingboche while taking in the vistas of the enormous mountains. Similarly, the trails leading to Dingboche are guarded by Mani walls, chortens, prayer flags, and yak herds along the path.

The impact of the thin air at a high altitude might be felt as you approach Dingboche at the height of 4,410 meters. You must stay calm and continue to keep hydrated at all times. Our guide will use an oximeter to assess your oxygen saturation and see if you're physically fit enough to hike. If you are experiencing signs of altitude sickness, it is recommended to slow down and stop ascending. We finally reach Dingboche after around 6 hours of the hike; we rest at an accommodation there. You deserve a much-needed break after all the hardship you have endured.

  • Walking Hours:6
  • Food:B, L, D
  • Accomodation:Guest House
  • Place:Dingbuche
  • Altitude:4410

An additional day has been set aside for acclimatization. We must acclimatize to protect our health and well-being while we travel at high elevations. At Dingboche, we have planned a day full of activities to help you adapt in the best way possible.

After breakfast, we hike to the adjacent hill Nagerjun to see the surrounding mountains in the daylight. The Nagarjun hill, which rises to a height of 5100 meters, offers stunning views of the Everest region. We have some breathtaking views of lofty peaks in the range, including the Lobuche, Thamserku, and Nagarjun peaks, among others. After a good hike, we descend to Dingboche and explore the village and the surroundings. It has been a blissful day, and we return to our accommodation to restore our energy for the next day!

  • Walking Hours:5
  • Food:B, L, D
  • Accomodation:Guest House
  • Place:Dingbuche
  • Altitude:4410

We are now getting closer and closer to Everest Base Camp. You could start to struggle a little bit as we continue to ascend. Be sure to move slowly and inform your guide of whatever you are feeling. To begin with, we take a trail through large valleys till we reach Thukla. The courses are now covered in snow and have become deserted. You are currently moving over the tree line. As a result, you will see that there are no more trees or rolling hills. We continue on and eventually arrive in Lobuche after crossing some yak fields. Here in Lobuche, there are no permanent Sherpa villages. Although, you'll be surrounded by stunning views of the nearby tea houses and towering mountains.

It has been a good hike of around 7 hours. We have a much-deserved overnight stay at an accommodation here at Lobuche.

  • Walking Hours:7
  • Food:B, L, D
  • Accomodation:Guest House
  • Place:Lobuche
  • Altitude:4910

The wait is finally over. We leave for Gorakshep at the height of about 5100 meters after a quick breakfast. Only a few guesthouses run throughout the trekking seasons; therefore, the area is likewise sparsely populated. The guide will lead you to a guest house as we approach Gorakshep, where you may leave your bulky equipment. You will return to Gorakshep, so you should keep your bulky equipment here. We then proceed to Everest Base Camp. This is a proud moment for all of us! You've been anticipating the day for a week now.

As you ascend forward, you can witness the magnificence of the Khumbu glacier. The glacier is also the highest globally, at around 4900m. You will have your best moment as you stroll through the ice patterns and small water ponds. Be careful, as severe scree and moraine conditions could cause foot injury. After a few hours' hike, you can finally locate stone signage marking the Everest Base Camp.

Touring the region, you may explore the most incredible peaks' majesty rising right in front of you. Take pictures, enjoy the moment and most importantly, feel proud of yourself! After staying here for quite some time, we head back to Gorakshep and have an overnight stay here. This is well deserved!

  • Walking Hours:8
  • Food:B, L, D
  • Accomodation:Guest House
  • Place:Gorekshep
  • Altitude:5364

If you feel like taking a short hike to Kala Patthar, this is the day. Kala Patthar is the highest altitude you can reach during the journey at around 5555m. However, you can also keep it optional if you do not feel like getting there. The trip to Everest Base Camp is already exhausting enough, and you do not have to stress yourself.

We observe the sun's golden rays as they fall over the sparkling snow of Mount Everest and other soaring peaks in the range of Kala Patthar. Bless yourself as you stand at the base of the world's great mountains. From Kala Patthar, you can observe the most apparent face of Mount Everest. Relish the moment and take some beautiful pictures for memories! After staying there for some time, we prepare to descend. First, we trek back to Gorakshep and then drop at a small settlement at Pheriche.

The trek takes around 7 hours, including the hike to Kala Patthar. We have an overnight stay at Pheriche.

  • Walking Hours:7
  • Food:B, L, D
  • Accomodation:Guest House
  • Place:Pheriche
  • Altitude:5555

After a quick breakfast, we head for our journey. The trek from Pheriche to Namche takes the same route we took while ascending. The path is extensive. The mountain views continue indefinitely. So make periodic stops to take in additional sights of the Everest region. We make our way slowly toward Namche, passing through several small settlements and villages. Once you reach Namche, have a nice shower to cap off the day. Ask your guide to take you to a few neighborhood cafes so you may sample freshly made cookies and beverages! The hike is about 6 hours long, and we have an overnight stay at Namche Bazaar.

  • Walking Hours:6
  • Food:B, L, D
  • Accomodation:Guest House
  • Place:Namche Bazaar
  • Altitude:3440

You descend to Lukla while taking in the stunning mountain views. To get to Lukla, we fall along the Jorsale, Monjo, and Phakding. The magnificent steep terrain and lush forests keep us interested throughout the journey. Enjoy the last few minutes of your Everest trekking while taking in the later sights of the enormous mountains.

We finally reach Lukla after around 6 hours of hiking. Celebrate your EBC's accomplishment this evening with your entire crew and staff. Acknowledge everyone, in particular, thank the porters who assisted with carrying your things. You can enjoy the moment with songs and dancing! Be sure to tip the crew! The porters will stay back at Lukla, so tip them beforehand, as you will see them for the last time.

You will have a good sleep at Lukla after you accomplish the Everest Base Camp adventure!

  • Walking Hours:6
  • Food:B, L, D
  • Accomodation:Guest House
  • Place:Lukla
  • Altitude:2886

A thrilling flight brings your trek to a close. Enjoy the vistas and bid adieu to the hills and mountains. After boarding your aircraft from Lukla to Kathmandu, you will soar again while taking in the tallest mountains' views. Now, through your window, you can distinguish the majority of them.

After you reach Kathmandu, get some rest or take some time to enjoy the bustling streets of Thamel. You can also get some souvenirs for your friends back home. This has been a fantastic journey!

  • Food:B
  • Accomodation:Hotel
  • Place:Kathmandu
  • Altitude:1345

You fly back to your desired destination today. An Outfitter Nepal representative will pick you up at the hotel and transfer you to the international airport. We hope you had a wonderful trip with us!

Please let us know if you wish to extend your trip to Nepal for longer.

If you want to take other tours in Nepal such as Chitwan Jungle Safari, Bardia Jungle Safari, Pokhara Tour or Lumbini tour then you can start from today and do let us know if you want to take any tour as we also arrange those tours.

  • Food:B

Trip Map

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What's Included

  • International and Domestic Airport transfers by private vehicles
  • 2-nights in a 3-star hotel in Kathmandu (includes Breakfast)
  • Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner during the trek
  • Accommodations during the trek
  • A guide and porters (1 porter for 2 trekkers; the porter has a 20-22kg weight limit)
  • Paperwork such as National park entry and TIMS permits.
  • Flight fare Kathmandu - Lukla - Kathmandu (inclusive of airport tax)
  • In case of emergency: A helicopter service will be arranged and paid through your travel insurance
  • Sleeping bag, down jackets and duffle bag – if NECESSARY (return after the trek)
  • Official expenses and  Vat, Tax
  • A farewell dinner at the last night in Kathmandu
  • Nepal entry visa fee (you may issue the visa upon your arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport – Kathmandu or apply manually in your home country)
  • Your Travel insurance (compulsory)
  • Meals (lunch & dinner in Kathmandu)
  • Your personal expenses, drinking water, hot and cold drinks & bar bills
  • Laundry, telephone, hot shower & internet charge
  • Tips for the guide and porters
  • Anything not mentioned in the included section

Price & Dates

Group Price
No. of peoplePrice P.P
1 - 1 US$ 1395
2 - 6 US$ 1230
7 - 12 US$ 1130
13 - 24 US$ 1030
Departure Note:
  • We have set dates for your departure to the Everest Base Camp. Select departure dates of your choice for booking
  • If your choice of departure date is not on the list, contact us to book an EBC trek on your preferred date at any time of the year
  • The cost of the package listed above is up to 12 trekkers only, if you are a group of more than 12, then contact us to learn more about the pricing and booking
  • The private trek is available on any date of the year, you can contact us for the booking
  • Single person/Solo traveller: You are welcome to join the trek. We will make sure to arrange for you a single room in Kathmandu. However, due to lodging limitations in the Himalayas, you may have to share your room during the trek
  • We have guaranteed departure dates with interested people already saving the departure date
  • Choose any available date to depart, which becomes a guaranteed departure as soon as you book it
  • Closed dates are closed and not bookable, however, if you are available only on that date then contact us as we may have some other alternative options
  • Your departure date from your country is your arrival date in Nepal
  • If you have a limited time and cannot manage 14 days for the trek, we can customize your trek itinerary ranging from 13 days to even a week
DatesStatusPrice FromNote  
28 Sep, 2022 - 11 Oct, 2022AvailableUS$1230
30 Sep, 2022 - 13 Oct, 2022AvailableUS$1230

Useful Information

Everest Base Camp Trek Difficulty

The 14 Days Everest Base Camp Trek in the Everest Region is a moderate trip. If you are someone trekking for the first time, especially on the Himalayan trail, then this trek can become difficult for you. You have to walk for around 5 to 6 hours at a minimum each day. The trail includes several ups & downs through the steep and rugged path as well. Good health and physical fitness are needed to go on this trek.

Are you worried that the EBC trek difficulty would ruin the overall experience? Don't worry; once you've gained a thorough understanding of the challenges you'll face, you can plan accordingly and tackle the trek challenges. Isn't it a waste of time to go on a trek if there aren't any obstacles to overcome? Overcoming the difficulty of the trip will make your walk even more memorable, and you will be more prepared for your next climb.

Permits needed for the Everest Base Camp

Our 14 days EBC Trek package to the base camp region of the Everest trek requires two permits from the concerned authority. Everest Region has established a new permission system as a result of decentralization. A Trekker's Information Management System (TIMS) Card will no longer be required. The local government collects the Khumbu Pasang Lhamu Rural Municipality Permit directly. This permit is not accessible in Kathmandu and is only available in Lukla. All additional licenses can be obtained at the Nepal Tourism Board's Kathmandu headquarters. The costs and processes for obtaining these permits vary.

Trekking in the stunning landscapes of Sagarmatha National Park requires a Sagarmatha National Park permit. The Nepal Tourism Board's office on Pradarshani Marg, Kathmandu, sells the Sagarmatha National Park Permit. Thamel may be reached in 30 minutes on foot. The Sagarmatha National Park Permit can also be obtained at Monjo. Monjo, a small town, serves as the park's entry. Trekkers who wish to trek the pristine foothills in the Everest Region must obtain a Sagarmatha National Park permit.

Best time to go on a trek to the Everest Base Camp

"Nepal for all seasons," the motto goes. Trekking in Nepal is always favorable for trekkers, as it is possible to trek to the base camp at any time of year. However, the most preferable time to go on EBC Trek is in spring and autumn. The weather is more stable and moderate, which makes the journey joyful. March, April and May falls under spring, whereas October to November falls under autumn. You can also go on trekking in winter, however, the extreme cold will not be a good choice for most trekkers. You can get the best experience at the Base Camp Trek in October and the EBC Trek in November for great shots of the Himalayas.

Weather in the Everest Region including the Everest Base Camp

Seasons affect the weather and climate of the Base Camp. Thus, we categorize the weather and surroundings into four seasons: spring, monsoon, autumn, and winter. The weather is pleasant and dry in the spring (March to May). The visibility is excellent, making this the best trekking season for Everest. Similarly, rain keeps the path wet during the monsoon season (June to August). Because of patches of cloud, vision is also hazy. Hence, we do not advise trekking during the monsoon season. However, it is still doable.

The trek is also best done in the autumn (September to November). The weather is dry and bright, and visibility is excellent at this time. The winter months (December, January and  February) are extremely chilly. The walkway is covered in snow, making walking difficult. Expect the mountains to be cold. On the top, it's always frigid. The weather becomes windy in the afternoon, with heavy breezes. Trekking is still possible in Nepal during the early or late winter.

Length of the EBC Trek

The EBC Trek is 130 kilometers long, or roughly 80 miles, from Lukla to Kathmandu. Similarly, starting from Namche Bazaar and returning is 51.2 kilometers. In addition, the journey from Kathmandu to Everest Base Camp is approximately 153 kilometers in a straight line. It's also a long, classic, and well-known trekking excursion. The trek will take you to Mt. Everest's foothills, passing via many Sherpa settlements and natural heritage locations.

You will finish in 14 days with Outfitter Nepal, with two days set aside as acclimatization days in the itinerary. The average daily walking distance is 12–15 kilometers, with a time commitment of 5-7 hours.

Lukla is the beginning point for the trek. We fly from Kathmandu to Lukla early in the morning because flying in the afternoon is difficult owing to strong winds. It takes about 30 minutes to go from Kathmandu to Lukla.

You will be met by a porter who will carry your luggage and a trekking guide for your journey once we arrive at Tenzing Hillary Airport, one of the world's most challenging high-altitude airports. Following your preparations, the guide will lead you on a journey to Phakding, which will take you along the Dudh Koshi River and through the alpine forest. It takes us three hours to trek from Lukla to Phakding, a distance of about eight kilometers.

That night, you'll spend the night in the finest guesthouse in the region. Take a break and enjoy the meal before your next day-long journey. After Phakding, we'll start our lengthy hiking days.

Outfitter Nepal is an Eco-friendly and Trustworthy Tour Company

Great adventures come with a lot of responsibility. As much as we want you to see the Himalayan range of the Everest region. We also want to ensure that its breathtaking grandeur is preserved for future generations. As a traveler, you can also do a variety of things, including utilizing environmentally friendly items and not throwing litter on the route so that the aesthetic of the Everest region is not hampered.

We take great pride in being an eco-friendly trekking company. We make sure that the trekkers taking our Everest trekking do not litter around the trekking trail. We also try to minimize our carbon footprint and go as local as possible to reduce our carbon footprint.

As a responsible traveler, you get to do things like reusable water bottles, buying souvenirs from local businesses, volunteering, and trying out Nepali brands for trekking apparel and gear, among other things that can help you be more eco-friendly during trekking to the base camp.

Preparing Yourself for the EBC Journey

Treks to Everest Base Camp are strenuous. Though anyone in good health can accomplish this journey, the fitter you are, the more enjoyable it will be. Thus, we encourage you participate in stamina-building exercises a few weeks before your excursion. Swimming, cycling, and jogging are all options. It's also a good idea to go on short hikes that last between six and eight hours.

Because Everest Base Camp Hikes take place at such high altitudes, you'll need to bring suitable clothing, footwear, and other gear. Remember to bring a good camera because you will be seeing some of the most extreme and thrilling high-altitude terrain, which you may want to photograph.

What kind of Trekking Arrangements do We Provide?

We operate solo, private as well as group departures to the Everest region. Trekking to Everest Base Camp on your own can be a very delightful experience that offers complete privacy, freedom, and even cost-effectiveness. We are okay with however you would want to trek!

We have set departure dates for your trek to the Everest Base Camp - 14 days in 2022, 2023, and 2024. If you have a group, you can join one of our groups or create a private trek.

Similarly, for those who want to trek at their speed, we also offer a solo journey to the Base Camp on Everest. The price we offer for the trek is only valid for our set departure dates. If you alter the trek itinerary, the price will change. Anything that works for you.

Food during the Everest Base Camp Trek

Because we'll be trekking at great altitudes around the world's highest peak, your body will require plenty of carbohydrates and proteins. The meals we give on this trek are easy and hygienic! We encourage having local foods and delicacies since it is way more hygienic. Better than having frozen foods that take days to transport to the trails.

We handpick the best hotels/lodges/restaurants, ensuring that the cuisine is fresh, clean, delicious, and nutritional. We recommend Dal Bhat, a Nepalese dish that feeds your body with sufficient carbohydrates and protein. The lentils, beans, and pulses soup will provide you with ample protein. Syakpa, also called Sherpa stew is also quite popular! Seasonal veggies will be served in the guest's home as well, supplying your body with additional nutrients.

If you give them a chance, you can try other menu items such as Momo (Dumplings), locally grown Barley, Buckwheat, Millet, and Corn Roti (Bread), noodles, sandwiches, bakery items, tea, coffee, and many more. Buckwheat, millet, and barley are high in fiber and nutritionally dense grains. Noodles, spaghetti, macaroni, pizza, lasagna, different curry, and fried rice are just a few examples of foods that may be made with basic preparation.

At high elevations, we highly recommend liquids such as green tea, lemon tea, hot lemon, ginger tea, and garlic soup (a necessity), as well as fresh vegetable items. Though there will be lots of non-vegetarian options, we will not encourage them because the meat in such establishments may not be as hygienic.

We strongly advise you to avoid dairy and cheese products, as well as alcoholic beverages, caffeinated beverages, and hot chocolates, as specialists’ advice against them on high-altitude treks.

Concerns about altitude sickness during the Everest Base Camp Trek

You should know how your body reacts to high altitude before you start your trek journey. When you start your trek to the Everest Base Camp, it's almost certain that you'll have one or more symptoms of altitude sickness, So, how can we Avoid Altitude Sickness at your Base Camp to Everest trek? The human body isn't designed to thrive at altitudes of 3000 meters or higher, and you'll notice that it craves more oxygen.

Headaches, a lack of appetite, difficulty sleeping, fuzzy vision, nausea, difficulty breathing, a high heart rate, and exhaustion are some of the symptoms. If these symptoms worsen or continue, it's best to take a day off or descend to a lower-altitude village until your body adjusts.

Note: This information is offered solely for educational purposes so that you are aware of what to expect before visiting the Everest Region. The Himalayan Rescue Association (HRA), based in Kathmandu, runs a primary hospital in Pheriche for basic therapy. It is suggested to seek medical attention at the hospital. It is the trekker's responsibility to do some research on altitude sickness and how to avoid it before traveling into the mountains.

Making Sure you are Safe during the Trek

Trekking at high altitudes entails some inherent dangers. To make sure you are safe during the trekking, our guides have undergone extensive wilderness first-aid training. We have medical kits and other equipment on hand in case of an emergency. More so, at high elevations, we employ oximeters to continuously measure blood oxygen saturation to detect health anomalies.

For trekking in the Everest Region, altitude sickness is a prevalent problem. Make sure you do not skip acclimatization because your body needs time to adjust to the thin air. You must not disregard the indicators of altitude sickness. In such instances, helicopters are dispatched to transport you back to safety (funded by insurance).

We understand how challenging it is to navigate in a different place. Thus, we make sure to look after you from the time you arrive at Tribhuvan International Airport until you depart. You can reach out to us at any moment if you require assistance. We don't want you to feel helpless and alone in a completely different country. If you journey with us, you become a member of our global family, where we look out for one another.

Accommodation during the Base Camp Trek

We can also help you discover a premium hotel and teahouse within your budget. Our 14 days trekking package to the Base Camp of Everest, offers luxury and premium hotels and lodges in addition to affordable hotel and lodge accommodations. Comfortable mattresses with cushions, electric blankets, hot and cold showers, free Wi-Fi, and other features are available at the resort. The rooms are usually cozy and on twin sharing basis. There are a few pieces of furniture in the room, as well as a mattress, blanket, and pillow. If you're a solo trekker, we can manage separate rooms for you accordingly as well.

Things to Keep in Mind before you go on a Trek to the Everest Base Camp:

  • If you cannot obtain Everest Base Camp Trekking equipment in your native country, do not despair; it is widely accessible for sale or rental in Kathmandu.
  • Before entering Lukla, make sure you have done some research beforehand.
  • Make sure to inform your guide if you have some prescribed medicines for any illness.
  • Namche Bazaar is the penultimate stop on the Everest trek where an ATM can be used to withdraw money.
  • During the trek, a fixed meal with a variety of foods is served. During the EBC trekking, however, it is recommended that you eat vegetarian and local Nepali food.
  • Keep an eye out for signs of altitude sickness. If you detect any, speak with your trekking guide about taking precautions.

14 Days trek Itinerary to Everest Base Camp

Outfitter Nepal's 14 days Trek Itinerary to the base camp is customizable and can be tailored to meet your specific needs. If you want to alter the itinerary of Base Camp to less or more days, we can manage a flexible itinerary arrangement for you. We can even organize your trek to the base camp on foot, followed by a helicopter ride back to Kathmandu.

Our standard package that takes you to the Everest Base Camp is for 14 days, however, it can be curated to meet your convenience! We can also arrange for a sightseeing excursion before or after your trekking adventure. Please note that by adding more traveling days, however, the length of the days has to be increased in the itinerary package! If you wish to travel to other touristic cities such as Pokhara, Chitwan or stay in Kathmandu for sightseeing for a few days, the length of days in the standard package would have to be extended from 14 days to any number of days you may wish to!

Thus, we recommend having a few days at hand if you wish to extend your travel to Nepal! The cost varies accordingly with the changes made in our standard Everest Base Camp Trek 14 days package in the Everest region. However, it’s a guarantee that you get the best available deal from Outfitter Nepal.

Everest Base Camp Trek Cost

The 14 days Trek to Everest Base Camp starts from the cost of US$ 1030 for a group of 12 people. This is Outfitter Nepal’s standard Everest Base Camp Package Cost. If you’re a group of more than 12 people, we can also manage the package cost accordingly. Likewise, if you’re a solo trekker or a small group of travelers, the trek cost may vary between US$ 1030 to US$ 2000 and anything that goes within your budget to the base camp. Please note that the trek cost can vary if you wish to change the lodging or food services we have included in the overall standard cost package.

For the deluxe and luxury plans, we can upgrade your accommodation options for you to a deluxe hotel room and tourist standard accommodation with attached toilets to possible places even during trekking in the Everest region. The cost of the deluxe accommodation in the Everest Region can go as high as US$150 per night.

Thus, if you wish to customize your accommodation or make changes to the itinerary, the cost of the trekking package for the Everest region can vary accordingly! Read the cost including and excluding parts to know more of the services available with the standard Trek cost for the EBC trek.

Fixed Departure for the trek to Everest

We have set our departure dates for the years 2022, 2023, and 2024 for your EBC Trek. Hop into any of the departure dates and trek to the EBC with Outfitter Nepal! If any of the departure dates do not go in line with your schedule, please do not hesitate to contact us and we will make sure we fix a departure date at your convenience.

We have EBC fixed Departure Trek dates for Group, Solo, and Private Trekkers and booking is open for 2022, 2023, and 2024. Likewise, if you’re a female traveler and you wish to get a departure date in any of the trekking categories that is, in a group, or solo in a private trekking group, we can also manage that for you!

Group Trekking:

If you wish to trek to the Everest Base Camp in a group, Outfitter Nepal can arrange that for you! We set departure dates for the groups with 12 people at most as per our 14 days Trek Itinerary package to the base camp! The cost for a group of 2-6 is US$ 1230, the cost for the group of 7-12 is US$ 1130 while for 13-24, the cost is US$ 1030. However, with customization, the cost of standard packages may vary accordingly! Select your departure date now or contact us to customize your EBC Trek Itinerary so that we can add you to the groups.

Solo Trekking:

Solo trekkers are encouraged to join our 14-days trek to the Everest Base Camp, however, you will have to share a room at the mountain lodge on the trek due to the limited number of lodges and rooms available in remote mountain lodges. The cost for a standard trek itinerary for a solo trekker is around US$ 1395 however, with customization the price may vary!

We can also manage single room accommodation services for you wherever possible during the trekking in the Everest Region, however, the costs will increase based on the accommodation you wish to have! Select one of our departure dates and go on a trek with Outfitter Nepal!

Female Trekkers:

If you are a single female trekker and you’d want to set a departure date for the Everest Base Camp journey solo or in a group or a private arrangement, then Outfitter Nepal is the best tour operator for you! We will make sure that you get the best services and your safety is our utmost priority. The cost for a group of 2-6 is US$ 1230, the cost for the group of 7-12 is US$ 1130 while for 13-24, the cost is US$ 1030. However, with customization, the cost of standard packages may vary accordingly! If you wish for solo trekking, the standard cost is US$ 1380.

Likewise, if you wish for a private room during trekking in the Everest Region, upgrade to deluxe rooms or want to customize a schedule that fits right for you, contact us! Select any of the departure dates and do not hesitate to contact us! The price varies depending on the alterations made to our standard 14 days Trek standard package to the base camp. Outfitter Nepal ensures that you get the best deal possible!

Private Trekking:

If you are a group of more than two people and you wish to trek to the EBC trek together, Outfitter Nepal can manage that seamlessly for you! Likewise, if you are also a group of more than 12 people and want to go on the trek, we can readily manage a departure date for you!

The cost for a group of 2-6 is US$ 1230, the cost for the group of 7-12 is US$ 1130 while for 13-24, the cost is US$ 1030. However, with customization, the cost of standard packages may vary accordingly!

Select any of the departure dates below to plan your trekking journey with us. We can also customize your 14 Days EBC Trekking Itinerary, especially for you!

This would mean that the cost of the trekking package varies according to the number of people in your private group. We can even set a departure date that fits your schedule! Select any of the departure dates below or customize a departure date by directly contacting us! We have guaranteed departure dates and we do not cancel on you!

The cost mentioned in this standard 14 days Base Camp package can be customized and the cost can vary accordingly since this is a standard cost for 12 people. If you wish to extend your resting days, we can manage that for you as well! Select any departure dates mentioned below! It’s a guarantee that you get the best trekking experience with us!

Last-minute EBC trek bookings at Outfitter Nepal

Although it is best to reserve ahead of time, at Outfitter Nepal, we also provide a specific provision for last-minute bookings. We make every effort to run treks at all times of the year. We'll do our best for guaranteed last-minute arrangements. Make sure you arrive in Kathmandu at least one day before the start of the expedition. For further information, contact us at any time.

Things to keep in your mind while you’re on your Everest Base Camp Journey

  • High-altitude areas are high-risk areas. Thus, do not embark on your journey alone. Travel with a companion or a guide at all times. It's because, in high-altitude areas, we never know what will happen and when.
  • Don't enter any unauthorized areas. Stay on the path at all times.
  • Acclimatization days can help you cope with rising elevations and avoid altitude sickness. Make sure you don't skip acclimatization days.
  • Take care not to walk too quickly. Take your time. You may become tired quickly if you walk hastily. It's because we gain altitude as we get closer to Mt. Everest with each step. As a result, it may be harmful to your health.
  • Leave no plastics or other trash on the hiking trail. Request that your guide disposes of it for you.
  • Always show consideration for the people and have a nice demeanour.
  • Do not transgress because you are enthralled by the high-altitude Mountains all around you. The sight of the world's tallest mountains right in front of them excites and delights everyone. Enjoy the journey, but stay away from dangerous places. Otherwise, it may put you in danger and jeopardize your Everest Base Camp adventure.

Travel Tips (just in case)

Internet Service

In contrast to the Annapurna region, where WiFi is plentiful, the Everest region is lacking it. Wi-Fi is available in the larger cities of Namche and Lukla, but it may cost $1-$2 per device. An Everest Link prepaid internet card is required outside of Namche and Lukla. For 200 MB of internet, it can cost around 600 rupees ($6). This is available for purchase and usage in each of the guesthouses.

If you buy a SIM card in Kathmandu, you'll get a 4G service in Namche and an occasional 3G service in Tengboche. You can buy Ncell or Ntc prepaid SIM cards which won’t cost must but will provide you service until certain points! Phone networks are unavailable at higher elevations. As a result, the locals rely on the Internet services of Everest Link. Surprisingly, there is an NTC tower at Gorakshep, therefore calls can be made via NTC.

If you don't want to spend the money on them, inform your friends and family that you'll be without internet for the duration of your trek!!

ATM services

Namche Bazaar has the lone ATM on the entire journey for international trekkers!

However, Namche's ATMs are unpredictable, and they're frequently out of operation owing to power outages or just running out of cash. The ATMs also charge a withdrawal fee of 500 rupees ($5) and have a maximum withdrawal limit of 10,000 rupees ($100). The bottom line, and something to keep in mind before ascending the base camp, is that you should bring all of your money from Kathmandu!!

Charging

Throughout the trekking in the Everest Region, there is the availability of electricity. Hydroelectricity powers the lower areas, while solar energy powers the upper sections. You can charge your electronics at any time throughout the EBC trek, however, it will be an additional expense. And if you're not properly informed and prepared, you can find yourself spending a lot of money on these items.

Except in rooms with attached toilets or high-end hotels in the Everest Region, there are no charging outlets in other rooms. For charging electronics, the hotels feature shared charging facilities in the dining hall or near the front desk. Because there are a limited number of multi plugs, there will be a rivalry for sockets. Thus, we recommend getting power banks for your personal use.

Tipping

A tip is an established and respected way in Nepali society to express gratitude (Dhanyabad) for good service.

On the last day of the trek, the majority of our guests give tips. The amount you tip is totally up to you, and it may be more or less based on your impression of service quality, the length of your trip, your budget, and your appreciation for their efforts. However, it is recommended to tip at least 10% of your charge!

Luggage

If you want to carry your luggage, make sure you don’t exceed more than 10kg for yourself. Pack things that are only necessary. If you are hiring our porter service, then the majority of your luggage will be carried by porters. One porter will be allocated to two persons, and the total weight of their luggage should not exceed 15 kg. We can additionally provide one porter per person if necessary.

Porters are only allowed to carry a total of 30kg, which is usually two 15kg bags. As a result, please be mindful of this when packing and keep your baggage weight to a minimum.

Personal Expenses

Keep some cash on hand in case you want to buy souvenirs, food, or drinks. Other costs, like travel insurance and international flight tickets, are not included in our package price. For further details, see our cost includes and exclusions section.

IMPORTANT: In Case of Lukla Flight Cancellations

Our 14-Days EBC trek package is all about trekking. Thus, we highly recommend you keep 1 to 2 days at hand. This is because the weather in the Himalayas is highly unpredictable. Thus, due to bad weather, the Lukla flight may get delayed or even canceled. We would not want you to miss your flight back home! On top of that, with the leisure day in hand, you can even have a sightseeing day around the city! At Outfitter Nepal, we make sure you get the best sightseeing around the city and some adventure activities, such as a: mountain flight by plane or Bungy or Rafting, etc.

Sometimes flights get canceled after waiting a few hours at the airport because of the unpredictable weather conditions at Lukla. The chances of getting the next flight are pretty slim. In case of flight cancellations, we suggest:

Taking a Helicopter Flight

This is the best alternative because this is going to occur on a sharing basis making the cost to be only USD 500 - USD 700 per head!

Taking a Chartered Flight

You can also charter a helicopter flight while the whole of the flight costs you around USD 2700 - USD 3000!

Note: Some insurance policies will cover emergency flights, cancellations, or adjusting international travel rates if there is an issue. Before getting your travel insurance, make sure you understand all of the policies, terms, and restrictions. If you need to make a genuine claim on your insurance, Outfitter Nepal will be able to supply the necessary paperwork.

Alternatives to Everest Base Camp Trek

With Outfitter Nepal, you have a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to fulfill your dreams. The Everest trekking allows you to experience the fresh chilly breeze flowing from the world's tallest summit in real life.

If you want to go above and beyond the ultimate journey, you can join the incredible base camp trek or take a Helicopter tour up to or from the base camp. It's simple to plan and customize your trip based on your price, length of stay, and preferences.

If you prefer a 5-star hotel stay on your EBC Trek, we can offer a luxury Base Camp Trek as well. You can trek to the base camp and fly back from Everest to Kathmandu if you are short on time and wish to take a helicopter adventure above the mountains.

The High passes trek, incorporates the high passes and also the Gokyo lakes, is also a possibility. We also offer Island Peak Climb following the EBC trek if you want to climb the 6000 meters peaks along the way. We follow the classic and most popular Everest Base Camp Trek route in the trip packages as well. But if you want to extend your trekking days, there are Jiri to Base Camp Trek options as well!

Visa for Nepal

A tourist visa is required for the EBC Trek. You can also simply obtain an arrival visa upon arrival at Kathmandu's Tribhuvan International Airport. You can apply for a 30-day multiple-entry tourist visa. This will set you back US$ 50 (or the equivalent in your currency). Similarly, for US$135, you may obtain multiple-entry tourist visas valid for 90 days. Please remember to bring two passport-size photographs. Further more about Nepal Department of Immigration.

FAQs

  • Q1. Should I carry Diamox in case I catch Acute Mountain Sickness (AMS)?

    You must check with your doctor before leaving home and act on their advice, and we have discovered that many trekkers have done so. Even if Diamox is used for prevention, it may have certain side effects.

  • An overnight stay at the base camp is only permitted to the mountaineers who summit Everest. This is not included for the trekkers who only make it to the base camp region. You can still get the permit, but it will be costly and may not be as beneficial.

  • Yes and no! Contrary to popular belief, you will only get a small glimpse of Everest from the base camp. If you want to catch the full view of the peak, you should hike to Kala Patthar.

  • Although you can accomplish the trek without any guide and porter, we suggest you hire them. This is because the Himalayas can get quite unpredictable, and having someone who knows the route will help you, particularly in case of emergencies. Similarly, a porter will carry most of our heavy luggage, and you will not be burnt out during the trek. Hiring a guide and a porter reduces many hassles for you!

  • Only trek via a trustworthy and reputable trekking company. Make sure the trekking company is credible and has a lot of experience trekking in the Himalayas, especially in the Everest region. It is essential to research your part as well.

  • Make sure to include cardio exercises in your training. It is better to exercise at least a month before your trek. Add jogging or morning walks, or even short hiking for your training. It is better to go consistent with your workout routine!

  • No, the trek is not as dangerous and intimidating as it might seem! As we will trek in the Himalayas, you must be careful regarding the trail. Make sure to follow the instructions given by the guide, go slow and steady and hydrate yourself frequently.

  • Tipping is very acceptable and expected when trekking in Nepal. It is customary to tip your guide and porter if you have hired them. Make sure you tip your tour operator at least 10-15% of the entire amount you spent!

  • The trek can certainly be done with your family and children. Altitude sickness affects youngsters at the same rate as it does adults, according to studies. There is no indication that children are more susceptible to altitude sickness. Go with your child if he or she is physically and mentally capable of an altitude trek. However, your children should be able to walk for 5-7 hours every day at a high altitude on average.

    While traveling, remember to practice some simple workouts and breathing exercises. Avoid junk food and instead eat a more balanced diet that includes carbohydrates and fiber. Small children should not be brought, however children over the age of 13 can attempt the hike.

  • No, learning Nepali is not required to participate in the trek to the Everest Base Camp. To converse, you will have a trekking guide who speaks English. In addition, the majority of the residents in hotels and shops speak Basic English. Learn a few Nepali terms for travel if you wish to interact with youngsters and the Sherpa residents in the regions. Give Nepali a try; it's not as difficult as you may think.

  • The weather in Lukla is pretty unpredictable, especially during the monsoon season (June – September). Thus, it is important that you have a couple of days at hand in case your flight is delayed or in the worst-case scenario, canceled! You can either wait for the next day to get your flight, which is listed to fly the last the next day or, you can hire a helicopter service! It is really important to make up your mind that if the weather is really bad, sometimes even the helicopter does not fly!

  • The planes that fly to Lukla are small, and the total weight limit per person, including main luggage and hand luggage, is only 15 KG. You should be able to keep your luggage within 10 KG. You can pay an extra fee to take a few extra kilograms, but this is not assured because extra luggage is only accessible when extra space is available.

  • Yes, hot showers are obtainable in most of the lodges on the EBC trails; however, most people do not take showers every day on the Everest Base Camp trek; instead, they take showers just a few times, such as in Namche, Dingboche, and Lukla, where the cost of a shower ranges from 300.00 to 600.00 NPR.

  • On the Everest Base Camp Trek, you do not need to bring your own food because meals are offered at the lodges/restaurants along the way. However, it is advised to pack some energy bars/chocolates such as Snickers, Twix bars, and snacks that will help you acquire more energy during the trek.

  • You can buy water purification tablets to purify your water source. You can also get free tap water, then use the medicine and drink the water, which is a good way to save money. However, bottled water or boiled water is available in every lodge/teahouse, and the cost of bottled water ranges from 100.00 to 350.00 NPR, and it is advisable to drink about 4-6 litres of water per day.

  • The total length of the Everest base camp trek is determined by where you begin and end the trek. There are a few options for starting the trek, such as Jiri, Phaplu, or Lukla, but most people begin the trek from Lukla. If you begin the trek from Lukla, it is approximately 130 kilometers to Everest base camp and back, and it takes 10-14 days depending on your pace and other factors. Read about the Everest Base Camp Trek distance in detail!

  • Yes, most hotels/guest houses and most camps/villages have electricity to charge your camera and mobile batteries, and some sites even have solar power. However, there may not be enough power to charge your equipment, so we recommend bringing some spare batteries to your Everest base camp Trek.

  • The cost of the trek varies depending on how you do the trek to Everest Base Camp. The basic 12-day trek from Kathmandu to Kathmandu costs around 1000.00 – 1200.00 USD per person and includes most of the things you need for the trek. If you want to book the full 16-day trek, it costs between 1300.00 – 1600.00 USD depending on different services and the company you choose, and your personal expenses will be a extra cost, and takes around 300USD.

  • Yes, travel insurance is mandatory for the Everest base camp trek because it is an adventure trek in the high Himalayas with inherent risks. You must have travel insurance that covers emergency evacuation as the Helicopter is the only means of transporting you back to the city/Kathmandu in the event of an accident or illness, including acute mountain sickness.

  • Yes, there are other tours where you can see the Everest and several other mountains without trekking to the Everest base camp, such as a regular Everest Mountain flight tour for an hour that many domestic airlines offer every morning, or a Helicopter flight tour that goes to the Everest and even lands in Kala Patthar to view the Everest and the other Himalayas, and these trips are suitable for those with limited time or who are unable to trek and hike.

  • It is entirely up to you whether you want to trek solo or in a group. At Outfitter Nepal we provide both options upon request. Both treks have advantages: if you book a private solo trek, you can trek at your own pace without feeling rushed, and you won't have to stick to a set itinerary because you'll have your own private guide and porter. Additionally, the private solo trek to Everest Base Camp will cost you a little more than a group trek to Everest Base Camp.

  • It is up to you whether you want to book the trek in advance through the internet or once you arrive in Nepal with a local company. There are many trekking agencies in Kathmandu that offer Everest base camp treks, and it is simple to book with any of them. However, we recommend that you book the trek in advance because you will be able to travel with peace of mind once you have booked and arranged the trek before you arrive in Nepal.

    The company arranges airport transfers, hotels in Kathmandu, flights to Lukla, permits, and trip lodging, as well as guides and porters, so it is quite easy to travel and trek in Nepal when you book and arrange the trek in advance.

  • This is the list of gear you require for your Everest Base Camp journey:

    • Rain Jackets for early September
    • A good quality Sleeping Bag
    • A pair of comfortable trekking boots (waterproof)
    • Trekking trousers (waterproof)
    • Trekking shirts
    • Jackets (Down and fleece)
    • Caps or Hats for head
    • Trekking socks
    • Moisturizer and sunscreen lotions
    • Sunglasses with UV protection
    • Trekking Poles for ascends and descends
    • Solar Torch
    • Refillable hot water bottles with water purifiers
    • Toiletries including toothbrushes, toothpaste, dry and wet tissues, soaps, shampoos, Sanitizer gel or hand wash gel, a lightweight towel, etc.
    • First aid kit with essential medicines.
  • Yes, most of the guest houses/lodges in most of the places/villages along the Everest Base Camp trails have Wi-Fi, and it will cost you some money. However, it is not guaranteed, and it may not function at all times, so don't count on it.

  • Weather and Everest Base Camp are two sides of the same coin that are inseparable and always the talk of many people that want to visit Everest Base Camp.

    At an altitude of 5364 meters, the Everest Base Camp may be exceedingly chilly in December and January, reaching almost -18 degrees Celsius. Thus, only a few individuals dare to trek to EBC during these months, despite the fact that it is doable, and most people choose to trip in the autumn or spring when the weather is more pleasant. Get the most up-to-date information about the weather at Everest Base Camp.

  • To trek to Everest base camp, you will need a National Park permit as well as a TIMS (Trekkers Information Management System) permit. So, here's how much the permits for the Everest base camp trek cost:

    Fees for Sagarmatha National Park Entry is 3000.00 NPR

    Fees for a TIMS permit is 1000.00 NPR

  • Trekking to Everest Base Camp, which is located at 5364 meters above sea level and takes 11-12 days, is unquestionably difficult. "How fit should I be?" is a question we get from all of our trekkers who are intending to go on the journey? "What kind of training should we do to prepare for the Everest base camp trek"? Is there any training required for the trek to Everest base camp?

    To answer these issues, there is no set or scheduled training course for completing the Everest Base Camp journey, and it may vary for different tourists depending on where they live and whether or not they have access to frequent hiking or trekking, as well as the altitude at which they live.

  • On the Everest base camp trail, hotel/guest house lodging is available, and most of it is modest. However, some places/villages on the Everest base camp trail offer luxury/deluxe accommodation, such as Lukla, Phakding, and Namche.

    If we are visiting in the autumn or spring, we must reserve hotels/accommodation in advance, as these seasons are the busiest for the EBC Trek, but if we are traveling in other months, we will have no trouble finding lodging.

  • The best times to visit Everest Base Camp are in the autumn (September to mid-December) and spring (March to May), although the trek may be done at any time of year, albeit with some difficulty in other seasons. The majority of people believe that the best time to trek to Everest Base Camp is during the summer season. Read more about the best time to trek to Everest Base Camp in Nepal.

  • The difficulty of trekking in the Everest Region varies depending on the place you are going on a trek. The trek that only takes you to the Base Camp is rated moderately difficult. Thus, to prepare yourself for the trek, you can start taking mild to regular exercises or cardio related workouts!

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