Mount Everest Base Camp is the gateway to some of the most breathtaking majestic and stunning scenery of the Himalayas in the world leading to the base of the mighty Mt. Everest the world’s highest peak one of Nepal’s classic trekking trails. This 15-day Everest Base Camp Trek gives you an opportunity to walk through the world’s tallest mountains and experience the true Sherpa culture of the indigenous people of the mountains.
The adventure starts with a short flight from Kathmandu to Lukla a Sherpa hamlet with stunning views of the border Himalayan range the trek starts as soon as you arrive at Lukla. Phakding Namche Tengboche Dingboche and Gorakshep are all Sherpa settlements accessible by trekking along this trail. On your EBC tour you’ll experience a mixture of stunning snow-capped mountains with the authentic lifestyle of mountain people.
EBC has a lot to explore and offer throughout the route hike to Kala Patthar a viewpoint at 5644 meters is one of the best places to get a close-up perspective of Mt. Everest Mt. Nuptse Mt. Lhotse Mt. Pumori and Mt. Ama Dablam offering spectacular scenery of the world’s tallest peaks over 8000 meters various monasteries stupas Chortens and ancient trading routes.
Everest Base Camp trek is moderate to challenging in difficulty and undoubtedly it will put your physical and emotional tolerance to the test but with some preparation the trip can be accomplished making you able to uncover both natural beauty and potential on this adventure.
Entry Permits & Requirements:
The following Permits are required for your Everest Base Camp Trek
You can get a Sagarmatha National Park Entry Permit from the Nepal Tourism Board office in Kathmandu or the park’s entrance gate in Monjo whose fee is NRS 3000 for foreign countries citizens and NRS 1500 for citizens of SAARC countries.
You must fill out an application for permission and show your passport or a copy of your passport. To obtain the Khumbu Pasang Lhamu Rural Municipality Entrance Permit you must be in Lukla. The permit costs NRS 2000 and can be obtained at the rural municipality counter on the settlement’s outskirts.
You won’t have to wait for permits because the company or our guides will handle everything.
Travel insurance is required for all clients participating in any activity. We strongly advise you to obtain a complete insurance plan from a reputable insurance company to cover personal injury death hospital expenses repatriation fees helicopter rescue and any other disease covered by the insurance plan.
Passport and Visa:
The Nepalese consulate in your country or the immigration office at Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu must issue each client with a valid visa with a six-month validity from the date of return.
Best Time to Travel & Weather Condition:
Spring (March to May) and autumn (mid-September to November) are the best times to trek to Everest Base Camp. In spring the foothills are ablaze with wildflowers rhododendron blossoms and orchids hanging from branches the weather is dry and clear during this season making it ideal for trekking and exploring the breathtaking scenery of the mountains. In autumn after the end of the heavy monsoon season with clears atmosphere and the days are warm though the evenings are quite chilly trekking to Everest Base Camp is extremely popular.
The trails however become crowded and busy during these peak seasons. During the climbing season the Base Camp is transformed into a tented city with climbers and Sherpa guides.
If you travel during the month of October you’ll be able to attend Mani Rimdu the Everest region’s most important festival which brings together pilgrimage from Tengboche Chiwong and Thame monasteries.
Meals and Drinking Water:
In popular trekking regions such as Annapurna Everest Langtang and Manaslu there is a menu system with various ethnic cuisines foods as well as western meals but some locations provide you with typical Nepali meals which are different from international meals and these meals are prepared by the local supplement every tourist lodge and tea house has a well-trained cook who focuses on clean hygienic fresh and delicious foods and every lodge has safe drinking water or mineral water.
If you buy a water purification tablet in Kathmandu you can take water tap water and purify it yourself saving money and reducing plastic pollution.
Day 2Kathmandu to Lukla then trek to Phakding2840m3-4 hr
Day 3Trek Phakding to Namche bazaar3440m6-7 hr
Day 4Acclimatization day at Namche Bazaar3440mRest Day
Day 5Trek Namche Bazaar to Tengboche3868m5 hr
Day 6Trek Tengboche to Dingboche4410m5 hr
Day 7Acclimatization day at Dingboche4410m3-4 hr
Day 8Trek Dingboche to Lobuche4910m3-4 hr
Day 9Trek Lobuche to Everest Base Camp5364m6 hr
Day 10Hike to Kalapathar and Back to Pheriche5550m7-8 hr
Day 11Trek Tengboche from Pheriche4240m3-4 hr
Day 12Trek Tengboche to Namche Bazaar3868m4-5 hr
Day 13Trek Namche Bazaar to Lukla3440m6-7 hrs
Day 14Flight back to Kathmandu2840m27 min flight
Day 15Departure to Tribhuwan International Airport1440m
Tickets for Everest Base Camp Trek can be booked here.