Everest Base Camp Trek
All Inclusive Price:
- Trip Code:
- 14 Days
- Trip Level:
StrenuousVentures at this grade are 'Tough Treks' and must be fully supported. The altitude attained is between 3,500 to 5,000m. These treks also involve several nights stay above 4,000m. These are genuine expeditions where preparation and a willingness to 'rough it' are necessary. You must have be physically fit for this trek.
- Max Altitude:
- 18,225 ft/5,555 m
- Sightseeing and High Altitude Trekking
- Start at:
- Kathmandu Airport
- End at:
- Kathmandu Airport
- Trip Route:
- Lukla-Phakding-Namche Bazaar-Thame-Everest Base Camp-Kalapatthar-Everest View Hotel-Lukla
- Best Season:
- March to May and September to early December
Everest Base Camp Trek is one of the best adventure trekking in foothills of the Highest Mountain on earth. Following paths full of overwhelming views of Himalayan peaks, glaciers, and scenic Sherpa villages, you move to the base of the world’s highest peak, Mount Everest (8848m). Everest Base Camp Trek is packed with twisting tracks, lush pastures, Sherpa bazaars and settlements, Buddhist monasteries, and numerous streams. EBC trek offers you excitement and memories last forever.
Everest Base Camp trek route starts from Kathmandu with a thrilling flight to Lukla. The landing at the world’s most dangerous airstrip will surely give you the Goosebumps. After arrival, follow your skilled guide and trek to Phakding, A Sherpa village located in the Bhote Koshi River gorge. Your next stop is Namche, and to reach the Sherpa town, you pass the immaculate Bhote Koshi River. Walking through the Mani stones and multi-coloured strips of prayer flags, you arrive at Namche Bazaar, a significant trade-off post for Sherpas. Other villages on the EBC trek itinerary include Tengboche, Dingboche, and Lobuche among others. You will also visit the most sacred Buddhist monastery of Khumbu region, Tengboche Monastery, during the 14 days EBC trekking. The moderate trek becomes worthwhile after a hard climb on the glaciers when you reach Everest Base Camp, which hosts amazing panorama of the entire Khumbu Himalayas. The best part of Everest Base Camp trek is the climb to Kala Patthar (5550m), where you can observe the sheer beauty of Mount Everest (8848m) and the surrounding mountains. By the finale of the EBC trek, you will have tons of memories, pictures, and experiences that will last till eternity.
Himalayan Recreation has been striving to be the best trekking and tour Company in Nepal by focusing primarily on customer satisfaction. We value travellers time and requirements and design our itineraries to accommodate all your travel needs. With our experienced, knowledgeable, and friendly guides, you are bound to have an amazing holiday in Nepal. We offer a wide range of tour and trek packages, all kinds of transportation services, and the best available accommodation for all our trips at an affordable cost.
ITINERARY Expand All Download PDF Brochure
WHAT'S INCLUDEDExpand All
3 Night Hotel in Kathmandu with breakfast in 3 star
Tea house Accommodation during a trek
Food from the menu (Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner)
An Expert English speaking guide with his/her food, accommodation, insurance and salary.
Kathmandu to Lukla to Kathmandu (Round way flights)
All the private transport for sightseeing and Pick up drop off
- Pickup and drop at Airport
- 3-night hotel stays in Kathmandu on B/B Plan (3 star)
- Full Board Meals (Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner) during trekking period
- Air fair for Kathmandu-Lukla-Kathmandu
- 10 night Accommodations during the trek
- Kathmandu Valley Sightseeing Tour inclusive of guide, and transportation
- A government license holder guide
- Porter to carry your baggage
- Food, drinks, accommodation, insurance, salary, equipment, transportation and local tax for guides and porters
- Ground Transportation Charge while returning back to Kathmandu from the trekking destination
- TIMS card(Trekker’s information Management System)
- First Aid Kit
- Trekking Permits needed
- All government taxes, VAT and service charges
- Farewell dinner prior to departure
- Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu
- Travel insurance
- Tips for trekking staffs
- Drinks (hot/soft/cold) and liquors
- Personal shopping and laundry, Personal trekking equipments, Gifts and souvenirs
- All items not listed in Cost included section
TRAVEL INSURANCEProof of travel insurance is mandatory before starting the trek. Standard policies often only cover medical evacuation to 4000m so make sure the policy you get covers trekking as an activity up to 6000m. You only need to be covered on the policy for the days you will actually be trekking. We have some suggestions on finding an insurance company on our Terms of Service Page
EXTRA COSTS AND EXCLUSIONSOur trekking packages are pretty much all inclusive when you arrive in Nepal. Here are additional expenses that you can plan on while trekking:
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- Sleeping Bag Rental $20 and Down Jacket $15 if needed.
- All the meals are included on the trek but we only include breakfast while you are in Kathmandu.
- We suggest a tip for the guide and porter after the trek – Plan on around 10% of the cost of your trek.
- We don’t include drinking water on the trek which you can buy a number of places for between $1 and $3 a bottle (it gets more expensive towards base camp). A better solution is to buy water tablets in Kathmandu for around $2 and treat the water (your guide can help you find the good places to fill your water bottle).
- The other things not included on the trek are like Wifi, charging batteries and hot showers. Wifi is available in some tea houses for $3 to $5 an hour. Hot Showers are also available in a few of the tea houses for between $4 and $6. Charging electronic devices is possible in the tea houses and charging costs between $1 and $3 an hour.
- Unforeseen cost due to flight cancellation, weather conditions etc. You are responsible for extra hotel nights ($40/night) and meals in Kathmandu or Lukla for any extra days in Nepal due to flight delays.
SOLO TRAVELERSWe generally don’t charge solo travelers any extra fees. Solo travelers can expect their own hotel room in Kathmandu but will need to share a room with other group members during the trek. If availability allows we will arrange private rooms on the trek as well upon request.
CANCELLATION POLICIESWe understand things happen and plans change and will refund your deposit minus a $150 cancellation fee. If your travel dates change we can generally reschedule you at no extra charge, but please provide at least 7 days advance notice.
EQUIPEMENTThe following are what we advise you obtain in the way of equipment and gear before trekking in Nepal, and are meant to keep you mobile and comfortable in a range of expected weather conditions. Trekking gear can be rented or purchased in Kathmandu at cheaper prices, remember Nepal is the home of Mount Everest, there is plenty of choice and our staff can assist you with the necessary arrangements. Except for your day pack, all luggage will be carried by porters. There is an allowance of 33lbs/15kg per person. Additional personal items not needed for the trekking portion of the trip can be checked in the hotel’s storage room for no extra cost. HEAD
- Sun hat or scarf
- Light balaclava or warm fleece hat
- Head torch
- Cotton T-shirts or Thermals
- Fleece jacket
- Waterproof jacket
- Down jacket
- Lightweight cotton pants (long)
- Waterproof Pants
- Thin inner socks
- Thick, warm wool hiking socks
- Comfortable Hiking boots
- Sleeping bag rated to – 20°C
- Trekking bags/duffel bag
- Large plastic bags (for keeping items dry inside trek bag)
- Trekking poles (optional, recommended)
- Water bottle or camel bag
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