Everest Base Camp Trek

  • Everest Base Camp Trek
  • Everest base camp trek
  • Route Of Everest Base Camp
  • Suspension Bridge on the Way to EBC

Highlights

  • An unforgettable adventure to the majestic Everest Region
  • Enjoy a scenic Himalayan panorama comprising the world’s tallest Himalayas
  • Firsthand experience of the local Sherpa culture and their unique way of life
  • Witness a surreal sunrise view over the summit of Mt Everest (8848m) from Kalapatthar (5545m)
  • Duration14 Days
  • Max. Altitude5545m
  • Trip GradeModerate
  • Group Size1 - 15
  • Meals Breakfast in Kathmandu and Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner during the trek
  • Accommodation3-star Hotel in Kathmandu and Best available teahouse during the trek

Overview

Everest Base Camp Trek is one of the most iconic treks in the Nepal Himalayas that is filled with abundant thrill and adrenaline rush, which is not only impossible to describe but is something that needs to experience. With the snowy summits of the Everest Range ever-present on the horizon, the trek comprises an all-Nepalese Himalayan experience that takes adventurers through forested trails alongside gorgeous rivers and most importantly exposes them to the Sherpa way of life, famed for their courage and prowess in mountain climbing

Trip Outline

The Everest Base Camp trek commences with a thrilling flight from Kathmandu to the airstrip of Lukla. This Airport is also known as one of the most exhilarating airports in the world. Setting off on the bank of Dudh Koshi River, the hilly trail heads to Phakding and then continues to reach Monjo. Entering Sagarmatha National Park through Jorsalle, the trail takes you through dense forests of rhododendrons and fir and leads your way to Namche, a picture-perfect Sherpa town.

The trek gradually ascends through the quaint hamlets of Tengboche and Deboche. You also take some time off to explore the sacred Dawa Choling Monastery in Tengboche where you can get blessings from the Rimpoche for a successful trek And stay overnight in Tenbuche. After Pangboche, the journey ascends towards the summer settlement of Dingboche before ascending to Lobuche.

Continuing the Himalayan adventure, you cross the lateral moraines of Khumbu Glacier. You get to reach Labuchhe After that, you make your way to the small settlement of Gorakshep. After Gorakshep, you make your way to Everest Base Camp marveling at the glory of the Himalayas. The next day you ascend to the summit of Kalapathar (5545m).

Attractions of the Trek

From there you can enjoy a stunning sunrise over the Himalayan panorama accommodating the summits of Everest (8848m), Nuptse (7861m), Changtse (7543m), Lhotse (8516m), and Ama Dablam (6812m) amongst others. As you return to Lukla from Everest Base Camp, you are bound to have the Himalayas and the warm Sherpa people etched in your memories for a very long time.

Is this trip the right fit for you?

  • There are 14 days of strenuous trekking on this trip. You’ll be trekking up to 8 hours a day and at altitudes over 5,000 meters at times, so altitude sickness is a real risk.
  • It’s vital to be in excellent physical fitness, which requires training in the months prior to prepare properly.
  • The basic teahouse lodges have limited facilities. Hot water and electricity for charging may cost extra or be unavailable. Wifi connections will be poor.
  • It is vital to prepare suitable clothing and gear for the season. See packing lists for insight on essential items.
  • The Everest trek route is quite popular. Expect to encounter many other groups on the trail and at teahouses.
  • Due to mountain weather conditions, the itinerary may be changed as needed for safety. Flexibility is a must.
  • A trustworthy local guide can improve your experience with their knowledge of Sherpa culture, pace, and navigation.
  • Be willing to be flexible with schedule changes since bad weather, injury, or illness can happen. Have contingency plans.

What makes this trip enjoyable for you?

  • Take in the dramatic high-altitude scenery, from lovely villages to lush valleys, shining glaciers, and impressive Himalayan giants like Ama Dablam and Lhotse.
  • The flight to Lukla provides jaw-dropping views as you dramatically arrive at the world’s most dangerous airport, nested in the Himalayas.
  • The route to the Sherpa capital of Namche Bazaar affords nonstop beauty, with classic views of Everest and Ama Dablam.
  • Visit the famed Tengboche monastery, magnificently situated with panoramas of peaks like Everest, Nuptse, and Lhotse from its colorful prayer flags.
  • Wake before dawn and make the hike up Kala Patthar for an unforgettable sunrise, revealing Everest in all its glory with colorful prayer flags flapping.
  • Rest weary legs in the cozy teahouses each night, enjoying local cuisine like dal bhat while swapping stories with fellow adventurers.
  • Cross high-altitude passes adorned with prayer stones and Buddhist mantra carvings left by generations of Sherpa guides and pilgrims.
  • Learn about the spiritual significance of Sagarmatha National Park and the resilience of the Sherpa culture from the friendly local guides.
  • Conquer the epic, bucket-list goal of standing at Everest Base Camp with the Khumbu Icefall overhead.
  • Know your trek supports fair working conditions and opportunities for the Indigenous people through responsible travel.

We here at High Route Adventure have been accompanying trekkers and adventurers for over a decade fine-tuning ourselves to match the needs of our clients. We provide the very best services including private transport, the best accommodation, meticulously constructed itineraries, and well-trained guides amongst others.

Please note that the weather conditions around the Everest Region can be unpredictable and the outgoing flights to Lukla might be directly affected. In the event of flight cancellation or any changes, we will extend the itinerary to accommodate such events. While the weather tends to remain clear during the peak months of October-December, the rainy months of June-July and the winter months can often be unpredictable.

If you are looking for a challenging trek, you may like this Everest Three High Passes Trek. if you have limited time but want to visit EBC, we recommend our fabulous Everest base camp helicopter tour and Everest base camp heli trek.

Important Note (Read Before You Book):

  • We want to recommend you schedule your arrival to Kathmandu within the morning or daytime so as to allow you to attend the pre-trek brief and obtain it over the beginning of your Everest base camp trek.
  • Changes in the itinerary may issues flights to Lukla to be canceled due to weather or other conditions. We would like to suggest trekkers add 1 or 2 days at the end of the schedule in Kathmandu in case of flight delays more info please click here!!

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Itinerary

  • Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu

    Touching down at Tribhuvan International Airport, our representative will be waiting to give you a warm welcome. You could search for a placard with your name or company's name to hold on in front of the terminal. After getting you directly to the hotel. After freshening up from the day's journey, you will be introduced to other staff members including your guides for the trip.

    If you have any questions regarding your trek, you can talk with your guide. Following a short briefing session we wrap up all the activities for the day and you are free to head down to the local markets to enjoy the pleasant evening. Overnight Stay at Hotel.

    Altitude: 1400 m
    Accommodation: Hotel
  • Day 02:Fly from Kathmandu to Lukla and Trek to Phakding

    A thrilling start to the journey, we begin our Himalayan adventure with a scenic flight to the picturesque town of Lukla. Flying high over lush green valleys and the majestic Himalayas before touching down at one of the most thrilling airstrips around the world is an enthralling experience. Taking a brief stop at the Sherpa town, we set off on the trail heading towards Phakding, our stopover for the night. The trail to Phakding sets off through the vibrant settlements of Cheplung and Nachipang before meeting up with the banks of the Dudh Koshi River at Koshiguan. The final stretch of the journey takes us alongside the river banks until we reach the quiet village of Phakding.

    Altitude: 2610 m
    Meals: Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner
    Accommodation: Teahouse
  • Day 03:Trek from Phakding to Namche Bazaar

    Trek from Phakding to Namche Bazar

    An early start to the day, we continue our journey alongside the banks of Dudh Koshi River heading past a series of suspension bridges including the famed Hillary Suspension Bridge. Continuing our journey through the vibrant hamlet of Thulo Ghamela, we enter lush green forests leading toward Bengkar. The next stretch of the journey takes us past Monjo and Jorsalle, with the latter marking our entry to Sagarmatha National Park. Leaving the riverbank, the trail quietly ascends through tranquil alpine forests to Namche. Overnight in Namche.

    An early start to the day, we continue our journey alongside the banks of Dudh Koshi River heading past a series of suspension bridges including the famed Hillary Suspension Bridge. Continuing our journey through the vibrant hamlet of Thulo Ghamela, we enter lush green forests leading toward Bengkar. The next stretch of the journey takes us past Monjo and Jorsalle, with the latter marking our entry to Sagarmatha National Park. Leaving the riverbank, the trail quietly ascends through tranquil alpine forests to Namche. Overnight in Namche.

    Altitude: 3440 m
    Meals: Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner
    Accommodation: Teahouse
  • Day 04: Acclimatization and exploration day

    Acclimatization and exploration day in Namche BazarThe first of our acclimatization days, today we take some time off at Namche enjoying the picturesque beauty of the bustling Sherpa town. Known as the Gateway to Everest, the town is always buzzing with locals and trekkers heading in and out of the region. After an early morning tour around the stunning Namche, we set off for our acclimatization hike to the neighboring villages of Khumjung and Khunde. Beholding stunning Himalayan views on the horizon, the journey ascends through picturesque hills and rivers to reach Khumjung, which houses the Yeti Skull Monastery. On our way back.
    to Namche, we also visit the beautiful Sherpa village of Khunde whilst enjoying the mountain vista on the backdrop. Overnight in Namche.

    Altitude: 3440 m
    Meals: Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner
    Accommodation: Teahouse
  • Day 05:Trek from Namche to Tengboche

    Everest Base Camp trekking in KhumbuToday we head out of Namche and make our way to Tengboche. The journey is a pleasant one with the majestic summit of Ama Dablam (6812m) accompanying us throughout the hilly trail. Exiting Namche, we ascend past the Everest View Hotel heading towards the village of Sanasa. Past Lawi Schyasa and Tashing, the trail crosses the Dudh Koshi River and brings us to Phunge Thenga. A short ascend through the picturesque valley takes us to Tengboche. we are staying at the vibrant hamlet,  we visit the Tengboche Monastery, which is one of the oldest and most sacred monasteries in the region. Overnight in Tengboche.

    Altitude: 3890 m
    Meals: Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner
    Accommodation: Teahouse
  • Day 06:Trek from Tengboche to Dingboche

    Trek from Tengboche to Dingboche

    Leaving behind the tree lines, Descending to the hamlet of Deboche,  our journey takes us alongside the banks of the Imja River, heads past Milingo, and reaches Pangboche. the trail continues to ascend with majestic views of the Himalayas. Enjoying the picturesque vistas of Ama Dablam (6812m), Lingtren (6749m), and Changtse (7543m) amongst others, we ascend to reach Shomare. We then continue our journey past small Chortens adorned with prayer flags to reach the village of Worship. A steep climb afterward takes us to Dingboche, from where we can witness a surreal view of Everest (8848m), Lhotse (8516m), and Ama Dablam (6812m). Overnight in Dingboche.

    Altitude: 4410 m
    Meals: Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner
    Accommodation: Teahouse
  • Day 07: Acclimatization and Exploration day at Dingboche

    Today we take some time off at Dingboche, making sure our bodies are well adapted to the increasing altitude. Often referred to as the summer valley, the hamlet of Dingboche is a summer settlement used by yak herders. For our acclimatization hike, we can ascend to the nearby hills for a captivating Himalayan view of the entire Everest range. We can spend the rest of the day exploring the village and getting acquainted with the local Sherpa way of life. Overnight in Dingboche.

    Altitude: 4410 m
    Meals: Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner
    Accommodation: Teahouse
  • Day 08:Trek from Dingboche to Lobuche

    Traversing through the Himalayan terrain, we begin our adventure early setting off towards Lobuche, today’s stopover. Leaving Dingboche, the rugged Himalayan trail ascends with a continuous view of majestic Himalayas as we head to Dughla. Crossing a bridge near the waterfall in Dughla, we continue to ascend until reaching Pheriche. The picturesque views of Nuptse (7861m), Changtse (7543m), and Lhotse (8516m) gaze at us as we head over to the small settlement of Lobuche. Overnight in Lobuche.

    Altitude: 4940 m
    Meals: Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner
    Accommodation: Teahouse
  • Day 09:Trek from Lobuche to Gorakshep, and Hike to Everest Base Camp

    Everest Base Camp

    We leave Lobuche early today so that we can begin our Himalayan adventure ascending to Gorakshep and then to Everest Base Camp, our ultimate destination. The trail ascends through the lateral moraines of Khumbu Glacier as we navigate through the rugged Himalayan trail. The Himalayas appear closer now as we ascend to reach Everest Base Camp via Gorakshep. En route, we come across prayed flag-laden memorial Chortens devoted to fallen Sherpas. Upon reaching the foot of the world's tallest mountain, we take some time off to savor the thrill of witnessing the stunning Himalayan panorama unfold in front of our eyes. Later we head back to Gorakshep for the overnight stay.

    Altitude: 5164 m
    Meals: Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner
    Accommodation: Teahouse
  • Day 10: Hike from Gorakshep to Kalapatthar (5,545m) and Trek from Gorakshep to Pheriche

    Trek from Gorakshep to Pheriche

    We begin our day before sunrise today so that we can hike up to Kalapatthar (5545m) and enjoy a jaw-dropping sunrise over the gigantic Everest. Drenched in the rays of the early morning sun, the summits of Everest (8848m), Nuptse (7861m), Changtse (7543m), Lhotse (8516m), Ama Dablam (6812m), and others make for an unforgettable Himalayan panorama. Afterward, we descend back to Gorakshep before setting off to the village of Pheriche for the night. Overnight in Pheriche.

    Altitude: 4371 m
    Meals: Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner
    Accommodation: Teahouse
  • Day 11: Trek from Pheriche to Namche

    One of the longer days of our journey, today we descend back to Namche for the night. The journey is a pleasant one as we make our way through the pleasant hilly trail with the majestic Himalayas on the backdrop. The trail descends from Pheriche to reach Dughla, before setting off toWorshyo and Shomare. Meeting up with the stunning Imja River past the hamlet of Pangboche, the trail takes us to Deboche. We then enter lush green forests once again and make our way back to Phunge Thenga to once again meet up with the Dudh Koshi River. The final stretch of the day’s trek takes us back to Tengboche before descending to Namche. Overnight in Namche

    Altitude: 3440 m
    Meals: Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner
    Accommodation: Teahouse
  • Day 12:Trek from Namche to Lukla

    Leaving Namche behind, the trail once again descends through the alpine forests with Kusum Kanguru (6367m) shining brightly at us. The journey is a pleasant one that moves us alongside the Dudh Koshi River to reach Jorsalle exiting Sagarmatha National Park. Past Jorsalle, the trail takes us to Monjo, Chumoa, and Bengkar which are lined with small monasteries and Chortens, making the trail both vibrant and calming. The hilly trail gradually descends to Phakding before making a steep climb to reach Lukla. Overnight in Lukla.

    Altitude: 2845 m
    Meals: Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner
    Accommodation: Teahouse
  • Day 13:Fly from Lukla to Kathmandu

    Today we relive the thrill of the Lukla airstrip once again as we board our flight back to the capital city. Bidding goodbye to the majestic Himalayas, we fly above gorgeous hills and massive river networks until reaching Kathmandu. You will be dropped at your hotel upon arrival. For the rest of the day, you can explore Kathmandu on your own and visit the nearby landmarks like Basantapur Durbar Square and Swayambhunath. Overnight at the hotel in Kathmandu.

    Altitude: 1400 m,
    Meals: Breakfast/Dinner
    Accommodation: Hotel
  • Day 14: Departure

    Our representatives will drop you back at Tribhuvan International Airport a few hours before your scheduled flight back home. We hope you had a lovely time with us and we look forward to seeing you again.

    Meals: Breakfast

Tailor Made Holiday

You can change the itinerary, services, accommodation, and duration of this trip to suit your needs, budget. The choice is your.  Let us help you tailor-make your precious Vacation.

Inclusion

What's included ?

Airport Pick-up & Drop Services:

  • International Airport arrival pick-up
  • International Airport drop-off on your final departure day
  • Domestic Airport drop-off from the hotel
  • Domestic Airport pick-up & transfer to the hotel
  • Kathmandu to Rameshhap to Kathmandu drive by sharing transportation (In case of Lukla flight based in Ramechhap)

Accommodation Services

  • Two Nights 3-star hotel in Kathmandu on BB Plan
  • Eleven nights best available teahouse accommodation during the trek

Trekking Permit

  • Sagarmatha National Park Permit
  • Local Government Entry Permit

Domestic Flights

  • Kathmandu to Lukla flight ticket
  • Lukla to Kathmandu flight ticket
  • Ramechhap to Lukla to Ramechhap flight ticket (In case of Lukla flight based in Ramechhap)

Food Services

  • 12-time Breakfast: Local & continental choice
  • 11-time Lunch during the trek
  • 11-time dinner during the trek
  • welcome & farewell dinner in Kathmandu for the best restaurant.

Guide & Porter Services

  • English- speaking government- licensed guide
  • Local Sherpa for carrying Luggage (up to 25 kg Max )
  • All Meals for the guide & porter
  • Insurances for guide & porter
  • Well-paid salary as per Government rates
  • A first-aid kit box carried by the team leader

Other Services

  • Down jacket and sleeping bag (Returned after trip completion)
  • The HRA Brand Duffle Bag for the Trip, Campany T-shirt, and Baseball Cap
  • Oximeter - To determine your normal oxygen range
  • Fresh seasonal  fruit after dinner during the trek
  • Everest Base Camp Trekking map
  • All government and local taxes
 

Complimentary Includes

  • One hour free Special Ayurvedic massage at the end of Trek
  • High Route Adventure’s Appreciation Certificate after the successful trek

What's not included ?

  • Nepalese visa fee
  • Excess baggage charge
  • Extra night accommodation in Kathmandu because of early arrival, late departure, early return from mountain (due to any reason) than the scheduled itinerary
  • Lunch and evening meals in Kathmandu
  • International flights
  • Travel and rescue insurance
  • Personal expenses (phone calls, laundry, bar bills, battery recharge, extra porters, bottle or boiled water, shower, etc.)
  • Tips for guide, porter, and driver

Notes

Flight cancellation

Kathmandu to Lukla flight may cancel at any time due to the bad weather. So, we request all our customers to add at least one spare day while planning the Everest trek so that we will be able to set their flight for the next day.

Alternatively, a helicopter arrangement is possible to fly to Lukla; it can be made based on 5 people with the addition of 500 USD per person for one way flight. We can try to coordinate and make the helicopter flight to Lukla. However, we can not guarantee it.

Accommodation in the Everest Region

Room In Mountain

The two nights in Kathmandu in the pleasant hotel and eleven-night teahouse accommodation on the trek

In Kathmandu, we usually occupy a 3-star hotel within walking distance of the Thamel district. All rooms have suite facilities and there are a restaurant, a bar, and an outside courtyard. there's complimentary Wi-Fi within the hotel lobby and Wi-Fi throughout. On the trek, We offer twin-share bedrooms all through the trek. Beds with foam mattresses, bedsheets, and a pillow are provided in the teahouse. Bedrooms are unheated and may get cold in the dark so you'll get to bring or hire a sleeping bag. Most lodges have just one or two basic toilets and sometimes these are located outside most lodge buildings. The teahouse is the dining room, typically decorated with a colorful established mat, sometimes with a stove or heater (some lodges charge a fee to place the heater on). Most teahouses sell snacks and other essentials like tissues, soap, and toilet tissue. Most lodges have electricity but it's not wholly reliable and lighting might not be bright enough to read by – a torch is important. Electrical charging is generally offered only within the dining room (charged at approx. Rs130-400 per hour per device). Most of the lodges use solar energy so sometimes there's not sufficient electricity for charging. Many lodges have Wi-Fi not long – in some areas, it works well but in others, it's slow and unreliable.  Most of the teahouse has hot 'showers' now a day. (They charged at approx. Rs200-500 per shower). Sometimes a hot shower is just a bucket of predicament and not a showerhead.

 

Food in the Everest region

You are preparing to trek in the remote Himalayan region. There will be served with typical Nepali food along with Tibetan, Continental, Italian, and Indian dishes. In the teahouses, breakfast can be bread (a slice of toast, chapatti, or Tibetan bread), a selection of eggs (boiled, deep-fried, or omelet), and a selection between either muesli or porridge with hot tea/coffee also will be served. You have to take lunch on the way to days hiking to choose any kind of dish. Dinner will be served in the same lodge where you can sleep.

Drinking Water During Everest Base Camp Trek

Safe drinking water is the most essential part of daily life as well as trekking or taking exercise. Drinking water is available in every place, whether you are on a trek on Everest or any other Himalayas destinations.

Three types of safe drinking water are available while on the trek, which is fresh from the creek or spring, but one needs to have a good water filter to be on the safe side, as Himalayan water contains heavy minerals like iron, magnesium, and bicarbonate. Where travelers are not used to liking the local people.

Mineral or bottled water is available in every store, shop, and restaurant of the lodge on route trekking, one can buy bottled water but it can be very expensive as one go-to higher areas the price will be double or triple the amount that one pays in Kathmandu.

As High Route Adventure, is very much involved in Responsible Tourism and Eco-Trekking, we try to discourage trekkers from buying bottled water, as it is a plastic bottle that adds more garbage for the country to cope with and is well much more expensive. Unless you are very desperate and sick, you can buy bottled water, to keep fit as per medical advice at high altitudes, one needs to consume a minimum of 3 to 4 liters per day.

The best safe drinking water, buying a liter or more from the lodge or on a route around local lodges and restaurants, where you will be served boiled and filtered water which is very safe.

Do you want to know more information about Hydration in the Himalayas – A Complete Guide to Water Purification on Trekking? Please click the link here

Altitude Sickness and Acclimatization

Altitude Sickness and acclimatization are the main major topics that all trekkers and adventurers should know, which is very necessary when traveling on high altitude Himalayan destinations. Altitude Sickness is also known as AMS (Acute Mountain Sickness), which can occur to some people at a higher altitude from above 2,000 m to 3,000 m, trekkers who are well acclimatized sometimes catch AMS above 3,000 m to 5,000 m high.

To avoid AMS, a rest day is very necessary at a certain height like around 2,800 m or above 3,000 m spending a few days to support acclimatization. Enough rest and taking a short hike around, as well as drinking much fluid like water, a light cup of black or green tea, and lemonade can overcome high altitude sickness or AMS.

Where some can take protective measures using Diamox or Acetazolamide tablets which prevents and reduce symptoms of AMS and can lower headache in high-altitude walks and climb. The common symptoms are mild headache, lack of appetite, feeling nausea, dehydration as well as lack of sound sleep. Critical and severe cases are when one gets the symptoms of HACE (High Altitude Cerebral Edema) which is water in the brain and HAPE (High Altitude Pulmonary Edema), a symptom with some water in the lungs.

Where the victim should be brought down to safe and secure places with a medical team or doctors to attend, the fastest means is emergency evacuation by any means of immediate and fast transportation where available. In Nepal Himalaya, the quickest emergency evacuation by Helicopter services is to bring the victims back to Kathmandu for further treatment.

For emergency evacuation where trekkers should be well insured with a good Insurance policy that covers all medical sides and the use of a Helicopter or other means of transportation.

PlaceAltitude Oxygen Level
Lukla2840m/9318ft73%
Namche3442m/11287ft64%
Dingboche4410m/14469ft58%
Lubuchhe4910m/16109ft53%
Gorakshep5140m/16864ft51%
Everest Base Camp5364m/17598ft50%
Kala Patthar5500m/18209ft50%

Best Time To Go Everest Base Camp Trek

The Best season for the Everest region is autumn (September-November) and spring (March-May). It is considered to be the best time of the year for any kind of traveling in Nepal. This season is a perfect atmosphere and the temperature is cool. This autumn season Clear skies and stunning mountain views are Breathtaking. In the spring season, wildflowers will be blooming. The spring is flowering rhododendrons blooming entire the trekking trail and hills. It is a combination of blooming rhododendrons, clear skies, and the white mountain that is a wonderful experience in your lifetime. Both seasons are the best time to explore any kind of mountain activity.

Guide and Staff, Porters’ Arrangement on Everest Base Camp Trek

When you book the trek to Everest base camp with other reputed trekking companies of Nepal or with us. Where all arrangements will be organized by High Route Adventure, with a guide, and field staff including porters. All trekkers in groups or solo / single travelers must be accompanied by an expert guide, the guide should have a proper license authorized and registered by Nepal Government related to tourism and trekking.

Trekking with local expert guides, field staff, and porters entirely depends upon your budget and the way you book as per the Government Regisrated Company’s rules and regulations. Some companies can provide only guide cum porters, or with a guide with strong healthy porter.

On booking a trip with us all expenses of the guide, porters and some field staff will be covered by the local company. Like daily wages, meals, accommodation, transportation, and medical insurance. Trekkers can have options as well, where few young trekkers require only a guide to accompany them throughout the trip.

For the Everest base camp and other regions of Khumbu where porters are picked from Lukla, Regarding your guide will take care of you from the main arrival to your final departure.

Most guides of High Route Adventure are honest and friendly with a wide knowledge of the Everest region from culture, flora/fauna as well as basic medical training. All porters and guides we provide are friendly have worked with us for many years and are most reliable to make your trek enjoyable and memorable.

Internet Communication On Everest Base Camp Trek

You may need to connect your device while trekking, post updates, and upload pictures on your social media. Internet facilities and Wi-Fi are available en route Everest region, but not in all villages or in some small settlements. Internet and Wi-Fi are available in major hotels, lodge-like at Lukla, Phakding, Monjo, Namche Bazaar, and Tengboche including Dingboche and Lobuche. After Lobuche on the way to Everest base camp, internet communication will be available in Gorakshep, except for one place which is well hidden a little beyond the main trail, at Glass Pyramid a metrological station on the route to Gorakshep and Everest base camp. You can request internet service, and the charge will be of standard prices like at Lobuche and other high places.

Sometimes the internet network is slow, and disturbing in some areas due to weather with overcast conditions, as well as in places that are located in deep valleys and gorges. Nearly, all places where you can get cell phone services, and even with a re-charge card the main popular and widely used in Nepal are Ncell and NTC or Namaste. Sometimes the network of internet communication is much slower.

The other SIM card, one can buy is the local one used by the Khumbu Sherpa, the main station and service are at Namche Bazaar, and the problem with internet service will be the same as mentioned above. The other problem related is electric power, beyond Tengboche and Pangboche most lodges have solar power that might be weak due to bad weather conditions.

Permit and Requirement on Everest Region

The permit requirement is very important and necessary, as all visitors and adventurers require entry permits, in all Himalayan regions including the Everest base camp. Around the Everest region and base camp, past few years TIMS (Trekking Information Management System) cards had to be obtained and issued by TAAN (Trekking Agent Association of Nepal) in Kathmandu by all visitors to the Everest Area. For the past few years, the local Sherpa communities issued entry permit passes/tickets to enter the high Khumbu area.

Where all trekkers need to pay the entry fee, which will be done by your guide during the High Route Adventure. Besides, the entry fees for the trek to Everest, other permits required are from Sagarmatha National Park (Sagarmatha name for Mt. Everest in Nepal). Where all trekkers and mountaineers are charged a fee of little less than US$ 20 per person. All trekking permits and park fees help to maintain the trail condition and welfare of local villagers, as well as to protect and conserve the fragile beautiful environment.

Travel and Medical Insurance on EBC Trek

All trekkers and adventurers require Travel and Medical Insurance to travel around Nepal's high Himalayas, including the Everest area and base camp.

It is very important and necessary to obtain travel and medical insurance for their own safety purposes. One can never know what befalls ahead you might get very sick from diarrhea or altitude sickness known as AMS (Acute Mountain Sickness), or other illnesses as well as sudden unavoidable accidents.

When the victims need to be evacuated immediately by any means of quick transport like by Helicopter, where all your medical bills including the service of the Helicopter, will be reimbursed by your insurance company, depending upon the nature of the insurance policy.

Another reason for travel insurance is just in case the trip can be obstructed by bad weather, where the trek needs to be re-routed to another destination or might get canceled.

Most important is the flight to Lukla or flying back to Kathmandu, which operates only in good and fine weather conditions, sometimes the flight can get delayed or canceled, which will affect the whole itinerary days or you might be stuck in Lukla for many days till the flight resumes. In this situation where you’re insurance can cover most of your expenses.

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Equipment

Contrary to popular belief, you don't require a lot of intricate gear and equipment for this journey. Here's a basic checklist of the vital elements you must remember to carry when embarking on your Everest Base Camp Trek:

  • A sturdy pair of trekking boots with good ankle support
  • Rucksack or daypack (30 liters) with waterproof cover
  • Trekking pants and waterproof trousers
  • T-shirts or shirts
  • Down jacket
  • Wind/ waterproof light jacket
  • Fleece jumper or jacket
  • Inner Thermal (top and trouser)
  • Socks and underwear
  • Sunglasses, sun hat, woolen cap, or balaclava
  • Inner and outer gloves
  • Headlamp, power bank, and extra batteries
  • Sun protection cream, wet wipes, and hand sanitizer
  • Towel, flip-flop or rubber sandal, toiletries
  • Water bottles and water purification tablets
  • Crampons and Gaiters
  • 4 season Sleeping bag
  • Sleeping bag liner

There are only a few of the essential items. Fin a more Packing list for the trekking in Nepal.

The majority of trekking gear can be rented in Kathmandu, alleviating the need for heavy baggage. By packing only the necessities and acquiring the remaining items through rentals or purchases in Kathmandu, you can travel light. Thamel's shops provide both branded and locally crafted gear and equipment.

You can leave your spare luggage in your hotel’s storage room. It is completely safe and free. But do make sure to lock your luggage before leaving it in storage.

FAQs of Everest Base Camp Trek

  • What is the average duration of Everest base camp trek?

    Everest base camp trek takes between 11 days to 14 days depend up to your holiday's duration and depend on you. We offer this trek 13 days from Kathmandu to Kathmandu, this is the standard route design for you to perfect adventure in the Everest region
  • What are the health requirements to Everest Base camp trek?

    While traveling to Everest base camp trek, travelers need to have a moderate level of physical fitness and trekking experience to traveling to higher altitudes. It is better to consult with your doctor and take proper vaccines for diseases that can be prevalent in Nepal. Health insurance is also a must-have, especially your trekking destination is at a height above 5000m.
  • How hard is climb to Everest base camp trek?

    It is not that hard that one imagines, the only tough and difficult is walking at on high altitude average of 3, 000 meters / 9, 843 feet and above. The rest of the trek is moderate and adventurous with a touch of high altitude. Where one can get acclimatize having rest days on route to Everest base camp, at certain heights. Like in Namche Bazaar and Dingboche above 3, 440 m and 4,300 m. As well as walking slow and steady with some rest in between.
  • Is Everest Base Camp Trek dangerous?

    Not at all, the trail is well define and straight-forward towards Everest base camp. However, the altitude gain can be serious and dangerous if one is not careful. But taking at a slow pace with enough rest day makes the walk much easier after getting acclimatized at certain heights. The best and safe way is to take an expert guide and porters to carry your heavier baggage through some trekking agencies. Like High Route Adventure offers flexible itinerary to make the walk much at comfortable accompanied by a licensed guide, a Government registered.
  • How cold is Everest Base Camp?

    Everest Base Camp is much colder during the morning and late afternoon till night time, as well in shady areas away from sun-light. But the day is fine and warm when the sun reaches, it can be strong sunlight during afternoon time, where trekkers need sun-block and necessary protection like a sun hat, sunglass with long sleeve shirt and full pants. Due to strong UV that shines above 3,000 m high, where the air is much thinner. It also depends upon the seasons, like the springtime of March to May with pleasant weather with enough sun, as well in autumn September to November. Morning and nighttime can be freezing cold with an extra wind chill factor.
  • Can you see Mount Everest from base camp?

    Not exactly, as you will be standing beneath the world's highest peaks where Everest is hidden by Nuptse, Lhotse, and Lola peaks. You can only see the tip of Mt. Everest from the base camp. The very best close view is from nearby Kalapathar Hilltop, a climb of few hours from the place Gorakshep. Kalapathar at 5,643 m / 18,514 feet (The height of Kalapathar has been changed from 5, 545 m, after much research by expert geologists). From the top or halfway to Kalapathar offers a stunning panorama of peaks with a clear view of Mt. Everest at a near distance.
  • Is Everest base camp trek harder than Annapurna base camp?

    It depends upon how trekkers can face or take it, both treks are not that hard or tough. But for Everest base camp the altitude makes the difference on walks with high altitude symptoms. Where’s in Annapurna base camp, the altitude gains gradually without a problem of catching altitude sickness, but much of uphill and downhill. Altitude-wise and the shortest trek is Annapurna and not hard except for ups and downs. While in Everest the trail is well defined not much steep up but the altitude gain makes it harder above 3, 000 m.
  • Can you fly a drone at Everest Base Camp?

    Yes, can be done but needs to declare and get permission from Government Tourism Department and Sagarmatha National Park in Kathmandu. After getting permission and paying some extra fees as per the rules and norms of the respective Government department and national park. Then you fly a drone at Everest Base Camp or any other places on the route. But one needs to be careful as some high area on route base camp can be very windy for drones to fly. As well as cold freezing temperatures that can run out the battery power.
  • Is the trek to Everest base camp worth it?

    Certainly worth a lifetime experience to stand beneath the world's tallest peaks and number one. Besides magnificent mountain views of the high mountain range, you will have the opportunity to immerse yourself within the interesting and impressive culture of native Sherpa people. The highlanders of Everest are known for immense friendly hospitality as well you get more experience to test your physical ability. On the trek to Everest base camp in the comfort of a nice and cozy lodge with a homely environment.
  • Can you trek to Everest Base Camp on your own?

    Yes, can trek solo or on your own as long you obtain the necessary trekking and national park permits. But is always best and safe to have a guide to accompany you so you won’t get confused with the trail and direction. As well as choosing the right place and lodge for an overnight stay, including lunch stop, with a guide you will be more secure and he will take you to the best available places as per your budget for the trek.
  • Can I trek to Everest base camp without the trek experience?

    Certainly, you can trek to Everest base camp without any past experience on outdoor walks, hiking, or trekking. As long you are good physically fit and able with sound health, but it is always best that you do some exercise before or after booking the trek to Everest base camp. It will make it much easier and possible for you, the trek to Everest base camp also depends upon the itinerary days. Where some companies have longer hours of walking days while some have moderate and shorter. If you are not sure of your physical shape and health-wise, book with a company that can make the trekking day short with enough time for rest and to immerse with the views and local culture
  • Has anyone died at Everest Base Camp?

    This is a tough and very realistic question to answer, well the truth is some trekkers have died on route. But not exactly at Everest base camp which is a day trip for trekkers other than mountaineering expeditions. Few trekkers who have died are ignorant and persistent to reach the destination anyhow, defying the altitude. That is not taking serious advice from the guide or locals and being selfish doing things in their own way. The trekkers who have died often are individual and backpackers, trekking on their own. That is why it is always safe and wise to have a guide to accompany you and to show you the way with proper rest day for acclimatization.

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