Everest Base Camp TrekEverest Base Camp Trek

Everest Base Camp Trek - 15 Days

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  • DestinationNepal
  • Duration15 Days
  • Difficulty Level Challenging
  • Max. Altitude5555 meters
  • Starts/EndsLukla/Lukla
  • Trip StyleTrekking
  • Group SizeMin. 1 Pax.
  • Best SeasonAutumn, Spring, and Winter

Everest Base Camp Trek Highlights:

  • Stand tall at the feet of the Highest Peak in the world-Mt. Everest.
  • Exotic sunset views from the Kalapatthar striking Mt. Everest.
  • Discover beautiful Sherpa Villages and their lifestyle.
  • Visit the famous Tengboche Monastery.
  • Encounter the mesmerizing beauty of Khumbu Glacier and Khumbu Icefalls.
  • Explore various flora and fauna in Sagarmatha National Park.

Everest Base Camp Trek Overview:

Who wouldn’t love to be at the top of the world, Mt. Everest at 8848.86 meters? However, it’s not impossible. But it is very difficult for most of us to stand tall at the top of Mt. Everest. Although, if you are physically and mentally strong, can make it up to Base Camp at 5364 meters. For most of the travelers, trekking to EBC is a lifetime experience. The trail leads through the mighty challenging Himalayan landscapes. Trekking to the Everest Base Camp is walking past beautiful traditional Sherpa Villages. Likewise, small and big monasteries on the way give you the religious vibes of Buddhism. The trek to Everest offers splendid views of Mt. Lhotse, Nuptse, Pumori, Ama Dablam, and of course Mt. Everest.

An adventurous trip to Everest begins with a thrilling flight to Lukla, either from Kathmandu or Ramechaap. The moment you land at Lukla, you will get to see the views of the mountains. After that, the trek moves ahead towards Phakding. From Phakding, the trail starts to get challenging as you also start to gain the elevation. The trail passes through different sherpa villages, suspension bridges, rhododendron forests, monasteries, etc. Likewise, the trail gets tougher on steep and rocky paths. There is another option to experience this thrilling trip is to return by Helicopter. Everest Base Camp Trek with Helicopter return is an exciting lifetime experience trip package. To know more about trails, you can check it the Everest Base Camp Trekking Itinerary mentioned below.

The best time to go to Everest Base Camp Trekking

Generally, the best time to do the EBC trek is during the Spring and Autumn seasons. But, we really can’t predict the weather at such a high altitude. The views of crystal clear during these seasons. Likewise, the temperature stays between 15-20 degrees during the day. Meanwhile, during the night it is 5-7 degrees Celsius. However, the trail might be a bit busy as these two seasons are the high trekking season in Nepal. Everest Base Camp Trekking can be possible in winter too but the temperature is very cold throughout the day.

Accommodation during the EBC Trek

Hotels and lodges in the Himalayas are very basic and standard. However, the rooms are on a shared basis. Till Namche Bazaar you will have rooms with private attached bathrooms. The hotel will provide you with basic rooms with warm blankets and a Pillow. However, we recommend you to have a sleeping bag with you. But in Kathmandu, you will stay in a 3-star Hotel.

Essential Gear for Everest Base Camp Trekking

Before trekking to Everest Base Camp, good preparation is always needed. Perhaps, it will take some time to wrap up all the necessary gear for the trek. That’s why we have given one extra day just before we start our trip to Everest Base Camp. Reminder, you don’t have to buy all the trekking items with you. You can get in rent as well. First and foremost, get a good and well-fitted backpack that distributes your weight effectively. A waterproof backpack would be a bonus as you can predict the weather of the mountain region. Likewise, trekking poles are always necessary to tackle uneven and rough trails. The sleeping bag should be a must as the temperature can go below -10 during the night. Though hotels provide you with additional warm blankets, it is better to carry one sleeping bag with you.

Furthermore, your clothing and footwear are also important fundamentals of your backpack. It is very tricky to adjust your clothing in the changing weather of Everest Base Camp Trekking. Three layers of clothing are the ideal choice for the Himalayas. We recommend avoiding cotton. Since it is impossible to have a washing machine in the mountains, it is better to have underwear and other new clothing.

Important info before trekking to Everest

  • First of all, we recommend our clients keep 1 or 2 days extra on their trip. It is because, sometimes Lukla's flight may get delayed for days.
  • Recheck your backpack once before you start your trip.
  • During the EBC trek, drink plenty of water as much as you can to avoid altitude sickness.
  • Carry necessary toiletries like toilet paper, tooth brush, toothpaste, etc.
  • We suggest following the steps of the guides.
  • A hot shower and charging battery can cost you up to USD 3.

Everest Base Camp Trek Permit requirements:

Trekkers need to take a mandatory permit to enter the Khumbu region and Sagarmatha National Park. The Government of Nepal has made this policy to protect the beauty of the Everest Region and other trekking regions of Nepal. The entrance fees will be used in the future to preserve the beauty of Mt. Everest.

Here is the list of permits you need for the EBC Trek:

  1. Khumbu Region Rural Municipality Entrance Permit – NPR 2000 per person.
  2. Sagarmatha National Park Entry Permit – NPR 3000 per person.



When you arrive at Kathmandu, Tribhuwan International airport, our staff will be there to pick you up and transfer you to the hotel. You will stay in a 3-star hotel in the heart of the Tourism Hub, Thamel.

  • Max Altitude:1400 meters
  • Accommodation:Hotel

This day is for your trekking preparation and briefing. Moreover, you will be introduced to your guide for the trek. After the introduction, we will give you all the details you need about the trek.

  • Max Altitude:1400 meter
  • Accommodation:Hotel
  • Meals:Breakfast

The first day of your adventure starts with a thrilling fight from Kathmandu to Lukla. However, sometimes due to air traffic and the optimization of Domestic airports, flights can operate from Manthali Airport. It takes 4 hour’s drive from Kathmandu to reach Manthali airport, Ramechap. After you arrive at Lukla, you start your first footsteps of this trek and walk to Phakding. Overnight stay at Phakding in Tea house. The trekking distance you will cover today is around 4 miles.

  • Max Altitude:2860 meters
  • Accommodation:Tea House
  • Time:3-4 hours
  • Meals:Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Today the trail starts through the forests and traditional villages of the Sherpa people. Likewise, you will see Yak pastures and farmlands along the way. As you reach the Sagarmatha National Park entrance, a glimpse of Thamserku can be seen.  Trail continues toward Namche Bazaar, the beautiful tourist hub of the Khumbu Region. You will walk around 5 miles today. Overnight stay at Namche

  • Max Altitude:3440 meters
  • Accommodation:Tea House
  • Time:5-6 hours
  • Meals:Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

This day is for your rest day and acclimatizes yourself to the altitude and weather of this region. However, a rest day doesn’t mean we lay in bed all day. We will hike around the Namche village or visit some local schools. During the walk, you can see the views of Mt. Thamserku (6623m), Nuptse (7861m), Lhotse (8516m), and of course Mt. Everest (8848.86m). Overnight stay at Namche.

  • Max Altitude:3440 meters
  • Accommodation:Tea House
  • Time:2-3 hours Hike
  • Meals:Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

The trail today is somewhat easy. Neither you have to climb up nor climb down. You can take your time to capture some beautiful mani walls, Stupas, prayer flags, and definitely mountains. The trail is somewhat dusty along the way. But the views of the mountains are outstanding. Overnight stay at Tengboche. You will cover around 6 miles today

  • Max Altitude:3956 meter
  • Accommodation:Tea House
  • Time:5-6 hours
  • Meals:Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

The trekking trail is quite difficult today. It follows the route of Imja Khola before ascending the desolate field of Dingboche. Moreover, you are reaching to the highest Sherpa village in the Khumbu Region. The views of Ama Dablam from Dingboche are spectacular. The distance is around 8 miles to cover today. Overnight stay at Dingboche.

  • Max Altitude:4380 meters
  • Accommodation:Tea House
  • Time:4-5 Hours
  • Meals:Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

When you gain elevation, it is very essential to have another day for acclimatization. However, there are few options for day hikes just to remain proactive. You can hike up to the base of Nangkar Tshang Peak which takes around 5 hours to complete. It is very important to keep your body moving even when you have a rest day. Overnight stay at Dingboche.

  • Max Altitude:4380 meters
  • Accommodation:Tea House
  • Time:3-4 Hours hike
  • Meals:Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

The trek starts with a moderate ascent to the valley of Pheriche. Along the way, we pass through Yak pastures. Mt. Ama Dablam keeps arising as we walk towards the valley. The challenging part of this trail is passing through Thokla Pass. During the trek, you will get to see the views of Nuptse, Lhotse, etc. We will be covering around 10 miles today. Overnight stay at Lobuche.

  • Max Altitude:4938 meters
  • Accommodation:Tea House
  • Time:4-5 Hours
  • Meals:Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

This is one of the most exciting days of this trek. We climb up to the viewpoint of Mt. Everest. The first 3 hours of the trek go through the rough trail until Gorakshep. Then we take lunch and head towards Kalapatthar. The views of the mountains from Kalapatthar are simply outstanding. We will be standing at 5545 meters enjoying 360-degree views of Mt. Everest. It is a vantage point for photographers. We will walk around 10 miles today.

  • Max Altitude:5550 meters
  • Accommodation:Tea House
  • Time:7-8 Hours
  • Meals:Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Today we will hike to Everest Base Camp early in the morning. But, if we were unable to make it to Kalapatthar on day 10 then we can trek to Kalapatthar today as well. After returning back from Gfrom Gorakshep, we take breakfast and move. Trek to Phercihe takes around 4 hours. The whole trail covers around 10-12 miles today. Overnight stay at Pheriche.

  • Max Altitude:5364 meters
  • Accommodation:Tea House
  • Time:6-7 Hours
  • Meals:Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

We will descend to Namche tackling some uphill along the way. Slowly as we reach Namche, green hills and forests can be seen. It can get a bit difficult today to climb downhill because of the challenging trek we did in the previous days. Enjoy the hot showers and good meals at Namche. Overnight stay at Namche.

  • Max Altitude:3440 meters
  • Accommodation:Tea House
  • Time:5-6 Hours
  • Meals:Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Today we will get back to Lukla by saying goodbye to the mountains. It is going to be a long uphill and downhill from Namche. Overnight stay at Lukla. The trail is around 7-8 miles.

  • Max Altitude:2860 meter
  • Accommodation:Tea House
  • Time:6-7 Hours
  • Meals:Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

We say goodbye to the Khumbu region today as we take a morning flight back to Kathmandu. However, it depends on which airport is operating the flight, either Kathmandu or Manthali. If you reach Kathmandu, you can do some shopping for your loved ones. Overnight stay at Kathmandu.

  • Max Altitude:1400 meter
  • Accommodation:Hotel
  • Time:45 Minutes
  • Meals:Breakfast

The last day of your trip ends with special meals with us sitting together. Our staff will take you to the airport for your departure.

    Route Map
    Everest Base Camp Trek - 15 Days map
    What's Included
    • Arrival and Departure in a private vehicle.
    • Domestic flight arrival and departure.
    • Kathmandu-Lukla-Kathmandu flight tickets
    • Khumbu region entry permit card
    • Sagarmatha National Park entry permit card
    • Guide Expenses for 12 days including his salary, meals, accommodations, etc. 
    • 3 nights Hotels in Kathmandu.
    • Accommodations in Tea houses.
    • Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner during the trek.
    What's not Excluded
    • Lunch and Dinner in Kathmandu
    • Personal Expenses
    • Drinks and Beverages during the trek.
    • Travel insurances.
    • Porter (if you need it costs USD 20 per day)
    • Tips to guides and porters.
    Good to Know

    Useful information before the trek is always helpful for our clients. Everest Base Camp Trekking is quite challenging and adventurous too. However, if you do this trek in a right way at the right time then, you can achieve this feat quite easily. Here are the most useful information that  helps yout for successful Everest Base Camp Trekking:

    • Recheck your trekking gear, permit cards, and flight tickets before you start your trek.. 
    • Small first aid kit that might be helpful if you get altitude sickness or any other injury. 
    • Follow the guidance of your trekking guide. 
    • Stay hydrated througout the whole day.
    • If you feel dizziness or symptoms of altitude sickness, kindly tell it about to your guide. 
    • Walk on your pace, never rush. 
    • Respect the culture and lifestyle of the local people. 
    Clients Reviews
    • Wonderful Time

      The agency was top notch, the manager picked us up at our hotel and drove us to the airport. The flight is fantastic. Each person has a porthole and a hostess comes to explain to us the mountains that we see until the explore Everest.

      AnikaAustralia,June 2023
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