Everest Base Camp Trek

Everest Base Camp trek is about the trek to the base of the tallest mountain in the world. This trek takes you from the capital city of  Nepal to the Everest Base Camp through the popular and paradoxical route. The trek starts from the altitude of 1400m of Kathmandu to 5380m of Everest Base Camp above from sea level. This trek is expected to see some of the tallest peaks of the world, glaciers, valleys, unique culture of the Khumbu region and many more.

Everest Base Camp is the lifetime experience that you don't want to miss. It’s a bucket list name that encourages thousands of trekkers and hill-walkers to visit Nepal. The panoramic views of mountains and epic struggles are what you’ll accomplish in this trek. This is the moderate level of trekking which can be done by newbies. Spring and Autumn are the seasons for the best trekking experience. In Nepal, spring season lasts from February to May whereas autumn lats from September to November. Those seasons provide clear sky, beautiful trail views, better visibility of mountains and comfortable journeys. In recent years early December has become popular among trekkers as it offers fewer crowds but the end of December is dangerous due to high snowfall and trail blockade.

The major attraction of this trek is the view of Mount Everest itself from Kala Patthar. Other than that the mountain views of Mt. Lhoste, Ama Dablam, Thamserku, Kongde Ri, and Kusum Kanguru. The panoramic view of the mountain peaks is what you will remember for the rest of your life.

The Khumbu Glacier is located between Mount Everest and Lhotse. It is the highest glacier in the world at an elevation of 4900m. 
Kala Patthar means black rock in Nepali. It is at the elevation of 5643m from where you can see the peak of the world's highest mountain i.e. Mount Everest.

Similarly, the unique and authentic culture of Sherpas is also the major attraction of this trek. Tengboche monastery is the oldest and most spiritual monastery of Khumbu.
The beautiful views of Rhododendrons and valley lush with greenery put a bit of sugar on the trip. The month of March-April is the best time to see these flowers blooming.

There are different tea houses on the route of the base camp which are built and managed by locals to provide the basic facilities to the trekkers.

Talking about the cost the room generally starts around Rs 200-300 but quickly increases in Namche Bazaar and might reach up to USD 50 further up the trails you go. Similarly, the Everest View Hotel at the altitude of 3962m provides magnificent mountain views and basic facilities.
The lifestyle, culture, and cuisine distinct the Sherpa of Khumbu from the rest of the world. You will surely appreciate the friendliness and hard work of Sherpas.

The trek to the base camp of Everest helps you to explore the natural and cultural beauty and uniqueness of the Khumbu region. This will provide you a new meaning to your life and I’ll guarantee you that you won’t regret this trip. 

Everest Base camp trek starts with a stunning flight to Tenzing Hillary Airport, known as dangerous airports of the world. Immersing into this and other traditional cultures is just one of the many spectacular highlights of trekking to Everest Base Camp, you can’t help but feel the magic within these communities. You will be greeted with the most heart-warming smiles and open arms into the blissful village. With homely stays in the teahouses, fantastic traditional Nepalese food and hospitality to match, you would be excused for believing you were in a movie at times, such is the beauty. Within each passing village, you will be surrounded by the nature of the glorious Himalayas. The green lush fields, dense forests, and snow-capped mountain peaks are sure to leave you breathless.

Destination Unlimited, have been working since 2010, sharing memorable and phenomenal memories with trekkers from all over the world. It is our highest responsibility that our clients have the ultimate Himalayan experience, your safety is our utmost concern. We ensure that our guides and equipment adhere to the highest international safety standards, our guides have been enjoying the privilege of taking trekkers through the Himalayan terrain. Most important is that you are able to fully enjoy mountains, our guides are always happy to share their Himalayan knowledge and stories.

Food during the Trekking: Meals we will serve by menu for small groups.For the big group: Group leader and Guide can make their own menu. Kindly Consul with a guide in which food is good for the mountain and which is not. In the menu, you can find different kinds of Foods like Nepali Foods: Daal Bhat, Western, Continental, Indian, etc. We always concern about the food because good food is part of your health for success.

Safety Concern: Our Guide will carry first Aid kit with medicine. But we also recommend every group of the member also carry medication( First-Aid) stuff so everything will be well placed and you will archive your goal. We will be in touch with our guide to concern every situation. We always worry about altitude sickness (AMS), our guide is very experienced and knows about how to prevent altitude sickness and handle the situation. If in case got serious mountain sickness we will co-coordinator helicopter rescue but our first priority is a success.

Tea-house Conditions in Everest Region: This region we can found many different categories of tea-house from Low to High. Normally in Budget Package, we provide a clean and comfortable twin sharing room & bathroom will be the same floor not attached.  Some places like Phakding, Namche, Dingboche have Attach bathroom will cost Per Room: 20-40$ and higher.

About the Drinking Water: Mineral water is very expensive in this region to start from 1$-5$ Maximum per liter,  even boiled water would cost you per liter US$1 per liter higher more expensive. To save the money we can use the water purification tab or drop or use a water pump.

Our Team: We have very much experience team and always very active and personal touch with every client and always keen on success every guest.

Unpredictable weather in Lukla…

The weather in Lukla is unpredictable. Even in the best season of October & November, the weather may be bad; so, there is a possibility of delay or even cancellation of the flight. Thus, it is always recommended to spare at least 1- 2 more days before your return flight back home. Or sometime might need to take chopper if you are interested to always prepare the extra budget if you could able to.

Trip Highlights of Everest Base Camp Trek

  • Most Adventures mountain flight to Lukla 
  • Tibetan Buddhism Culture and sherpa society 
  • Stunning view of Mount Everest and another famous mountain from Kala Pathar(5545m)
  • Most experienced local guide and porter
  • Pleasant Accommodation and cleanliness meals every day
  • Few nights attached bathroom mountain standard
  • The friendly and flexible itinerary which will help for high altitude 
  • High suspension Hanging Bridges along the trail
  • Acclimatization days before overcoming Everest Base Camp(5362m)
  • High mountain surrounded along the trail
  • Khumbu glacier
  • Kala Patthar
  • Tengboche Monastery

Outline Itinerary:

  • Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu (1,350m)
  • Day 02: Kathmandu: trek Preparation day
  • Day 03: Fly to Lukla, trek to Phakding (2,651m): 35 minutes flight; 3 - 4 hours trek
  • Day 04: Phakding to Namche Bazaar (3,440m): 5 - 6 hours
  • Day 05: Acclimatization Day - Namche Bazaar: (3,440m)
  • Day 06: Namche Bazaar to Tengboche (3,870m): 5- 6 hours
  • Day 07: Tengboche to Dingboche (4,360 m): 5 - 6 hours
  • Day 08: Dingboche: Acclimatization. O/N Lodge
  • Day 09: Dingboche to Lobuche (4940 m): 4 -6 hours
  • Day 10: Lobuche to Gorak Shep (5170 m), visit Everest Base Camp (5364 m): 6-7 hours
  • Day 11: Gorak Shep to Kala Patthar (5,545m) to Pheriche (4,288m): 7-8 hours
  • Day 12: Pheriche to Namche Bazaar (3,440m): 7 hours
  • Day 13: Namche Bazaar to Lukla (2,860m): 6 - 7 hours
  • Day 14: Fly to Kathmandu
  • Day 15: Bad Weather Reserve Day
  • Day 16: Final departure

Detail Itinerary

  • Day 01 :Arrival in Kathmandu (1,350m) Upon your arrival, our representative will greet you at the airport and escort you to your hotel. O/N Hotel.
  • Day 02 :Kathmandu: trek Preparation day Trip briefing and meeting with guide for final arrangements. Walk around warm up. Overy night at Kathmandu. Dinner your own
  • Day 03 :Fly to Lukla, trek to Phakding (2,651m): 35 minutes flight; 3 - 4 hours trek We begin the third day by flying to Lukla through the glorious Himalayas and landing at one of the world’s most unique airport. We then trek through the beautiful village of Cheplung with the majestic view of Mt. Khumbila. After 4 hours of trek, we reach Phakding. O/N Lodge.
  • Day 04 :Phakding to Namche Bazaar (3,440m): 5 - 6 hours We will begin with breakfast and have our first full day of trekking. We trek through stunning landscapes along Dudh Koshi River to enter Sagarmatha National Park. We walk for 6 hours before we reach the village of Namche Bazaar. O/N Lodge.
  • Day 05 :Acclimatization Day - Namche Bazaar: (3,440m) We will take this day to acclimatize to the altitude.We take a tour around the village, exploring the beautiful nature,and culture of Sherpas. We have the option to hike up to a viewpoint and enjoy the view of the Himalayas. O/N Lodge.
  • Day 06 :Namche Bazaar to Tengboche (3,870m): 5- 6 hours We start our day with the view of beautiful Himalayas while we trek along the free-flowing Dudh Koshi River. We trek through multiple ridges covered with holy Buddhist prayer flags and come across ancient Buddhist monasteries on our way to Tengboche. O/N Lodge.
  • Day 07 :Tengboche to Dingboche (4,360 m): 5 - 6 hours Today we trek to Dingboche. We enjoy the serenity of nature as we climb uphill to our next acclimatization village. We cross a couple of suspension bridges and pass Imja Khola before reaching Dingboche. O/N Lodge
  • Day 08 :Dingboche: Acclimatization. O/N Lodge Today, we make ourselves comfortable with the high altitude. We will hike up to Nangkartshang peak which host the stunning view of Mount Ama Dablam from its foot to top. We can also view the magnificent view of Everest, Lhotse, and other Himalayas. O/N Lodge.
  • Day 09 :Dingboche to Lobuche (4940 m): 4 -6 hours We will trek for 4-6 hours to the village of Lobuche. We will come across some Himalayan forests of rhododendron and juniper, waterfalls, ice falls, and beautiful Khumbu Glacier on our way to Lobuche. O/N Lodge.
  • Day 10 :Lobuche to Gorak Shep (5170 m), visit Everest Base Camp (5364 m): 6-7 hours With an early morning climb, we enjoy the incredible view of My Everest, the highest mountain in the world at 8,848m. We trek along stunning Khumbu Icefall before reaching the basecamp.We enjoy the majestic Himalayas featuring the gigantic mountains such as Everest, Lhotse, Makalu, Amadablam and others.After exploring the basecamp, we trek downhill to Gorak Shep. O/N Lodge
  • Day 11 :Gorak Shep to Kala Patthar (5,545m) to Pheriche (4,288m): 7-8 hours We leave Gorak Shep for Kala Patthar. After crossing a couple of trials and ridges, we reach Kala Patthar. Kala Patthar is the best viewpoint to enjoy the view of Everests along with Cho-Oyu, Lhotse, and many more beautiful snow-capped peaks. We then trek downhill to Pheriche. O/N Lodge.
  • Day 12 :Pheriche to Namche Bazaar (3,440m): 7 hours We trek further downhill enjoying beautiful Himalayan nature, picturesque in its presence and which will surely leave us amazed. Trekking across lush rhododendron and juniper forests, we reach Namche Bazaar. O/N Lodge.
  • Day 13 :Namche Bazaar to Lukla (2,860m): 6 - 7 hours On our final day of trekking, we enjoy the majestic mountains, serene nature and traditional villages as we make our way to Lukla. We embark our glorious trek to the base camp of Everest by having classic Himalayan dinner in Lukla. O/N Hotel.
  • Day 14 :Fly to Kathmandu We fly back to Kathmandu (35 mins) with splendid panoramic flight from Lukla. We spend our day in the capital city by buying souvenirs and enjoying the sights and sounds of Kathmandu before departing. O/N Hotel.
  • Day 15 :Bad Weather Reserve Day Free and easy day in Kathmandu or planning sightseeing.
  • Day 16 :Final departure It’s the day to say bid farewell to the beautiful land of Nepal. Our company representative will take you to the airport. In case our country has enchanted you so much you desire to further explore, we are always there to extend your trip.

Cost Includes

  • All airport transfers 
  • Accommodation in Kathmandu with breakfast Included
  • Farewell Dinner
  • Tea-house Lodge during the Trekking
  • Experience, Government Licensed English-speaking Guide
  • Porters : 2 Member one porter
  • Domestic Airfare/ Ktm-Luckla-Ktm. Airport Tax
  • All your standard Meals (breakfast, lunch and dinner) during the trekking.
  •  Every meals cup of tea 
  • All Trekking permits and Necessary documents 
  •  Sleeping bag, Down Jacket( If Necessary) & Duffle bag by company
  •  Staff insurance, medication and equipment,
  •  First Aid Kit and Special Care
  •  Rescue arrangements for our clients
  • All Govt. and Local Taxes
  • Trekking Certificate from Destination Unlimited Treks

Cost Excludes

  •  International airfares
  • Travel/trekking insurance
  • Kathmandu sightseeing  Entrance fees
  • Nepal entry visa fees.
  •  Khumbu Tax Worth 20$
  • Mountain rescue charges or insurance
  • Bottled drinks on trek (cold and alcoholic) and Hot Drinks
  • Lunch and dinner during your stay in Kathmandu.
  • Additional food or drink on trek in addition to three standard meals
  • Personal expenses, Emergency Expenses, road blocked, snakes, desert.etc
  • Tips, Hot Showers
  • Which is not mentions in Cost Included Section.
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    Fantastic EBC 12 days trekking


    Thanks for Mr.Ashok help to arrange the trekking, accommodation and transport. It was a great experience that I ever have trekking before. Their services, guide (Mr.Ganga) and porter was excellent! The prices of the package was reasonable, Mr Ashok very patience when I have some questions and he will explain very clearly to me! Mr.Ashok company is the best services in Kathmandu! I will plan the next Annapurna trek with him again!

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    Greatest Physical Achievement of my Life!


    I wanted to go solo from the very beginning, I was convinced by a friend who did the trek on her own, I was planning on doing this in 2019. However an opportunity to go to India presented itself and I decided since Nepal is only 2 hours flight from India, I thought I'll swing by and do the trek. Since I was short of time, I decided to just use an agency instead of doing it on my own. Destinations Unlimited was recommended to me by a friend. I reached out to Ashok on facebook, he answered all my questions, and from there, I sent a deposit and told him I am willing to join a group to save some money. Unfortunately, there is no group starting on the date I wanted so I had to do a solo trek, why in hindsight was the best outcome. There was a 2 day delay because of bad weather, first in Lukla, the next in Kathmandu, I ended up going to Lukla via helicopter, this means I have to pay $200 for me, and $200 for my guide, who I met in Kathmandu. I got a refund for the canceled flight, which means I am down only $200 (I am writing this as a warning, so you can plan for it, this is unpredictable, you know, weather, so I suggest make arrangement in advance for a guide that is based in Lukla, maybe Ashok can work this out, just to be sure). Anyway, the guide, Bijay, was super amazing! He is an excellent, experienced guide, couldn't have done it without him.  The trail is probably the most beautiful trail in the world, the trek is super demanding, you have to traverse 5 chain bridges, which make it like you have climbed 5 mountains, so much uphill/downhill climbs. In the end it was super worth it.  Included in the program is a climb to Kala Patthar (5,644 masl). I found EBC to be about 5 to 7 times harder than Kilimanjaro. Ok, sorry, I digress, Destinations Unlimited is a great company. They selected the best tea houses for their guests, and there was dinner and a show after the trek in Kathmandu, sort of like a congratulations for a trek well done. Highly recommended, book your EBC trek with Destinations Unlimited.  

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    “EBC we conquered”


    Truly enjoyed the journey and their experienced and patience team of guides and porters made sure we successfully arrived safely. The arrangements were almost flawless except we wished we could control the weather. They are accommodating and affordable in their packages.  

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    Everest base camp trek


    What a wonderful and amazing trip provided by Ashok and team. Our 12 days hike to EBC was guide by Ashok team guide Rai provided us with best info and guidance to tackle the dairy hike track and AMS situation. Moreover our team were provided best meal and comfortable accommodation to ease off the tired day hike. Bravo Ashok and Rai

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    Everest base camp trekking


    I highly recommend them without any reservation . We were taken care since we arrived in Kathmandu April 26th and left on May 12th.  They guided us safely all the way to EBC and made sure our needs were met . They briefed us and answered our questions daily. Our guide was “seasoned experienced “ and always helping every one in the group . I highly recommend them without any hesitation . Thanks Destination Unlimited . Truly a memorable experience

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    14 days EBC Trekking


    Our group comprise of 4 family members and a family friend, ranging from the ages 28-60years old. We practically had no training or very little training ( 247m being the highest point in our training) prior to this but we made it to above 5000m with minimal glitches...all these made possible with the professional planning and services from Ashok, our funny, caring and helpful guides Ganga and Badal and not forgetting our 3 very2 strong porters Sudeep, Tanka and Vera...without all of you, we might not have made it there. Thank you for one of the most unforgettable and beautiful experience in my life and for your friendship ....my no.1 choice for future trekking.

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    14D13N EBC Trekking


    We were a group of 5 family/friends of varying fitness levels doing our first trek. Ashok and his team was very professional and accommodating. Our guides Ganga and Badal made sure that we were well fed and taken care off, and was great fun to be around with! Despite this being our first trek, we manage to make it to 5000m above sea level, as well as Kalapathar! Once again, many thanks to Ashok for organizing our trip for us, Ganga and Badal for being our guides, as well as our porters Vena, Tanka and Sudeep for carrying our bags. We wouldn't have made it without any of them!

1. How long does it take to trek Everest Base Camp?

Ans: The Everest Base Camp trekking will go for around 13- 20 Days or more, depends on your holiday time in Nepal.

2. I read Everest Base Camp Trek is very easy and everybody can do it, how hard is trek in reality?? How dangerous is Everest Base Camp Trek??

Ans: Everest base Camp trekking is rather strenuous trekking beginning from moderate in Nepal. However to enjoy the real portrait of Nepal the visitors should have the exhausting trekking experience in Nepal.  It requires physically fit body. The trek will take you to the stunning and Himalayan region of Nepal letting you witness the magnificence of the highest mountain of the world- Everest.

3. Do I really need to use guide for Everest Base Camp Trek??

Ans: Yes, we recommend to have a guide during everest base camp trek, While trekking in ebc it is good to take a skilled guide because the trekking guide gives you enough information to the trekkers. They also lend a hand you to solve any kind problem that might occur at some point while trekking.

4. Some company charge US $ 1000 and some US $ 4000, what is difference between on this packages??

Ans: In this case, prices may include and exclude with regard to accommodation, meals, travel insurance, trekking equipment, visa fees, drinking water and more.

5.  What is standard itinerary for Everest Base Camp Trekking??

Day 01: Fly to Lukla (2840m)and trek to Phakding (2610m)

Day 02: Trek to Namche Bazar (3440mm)   

Day 03: At Namche Bazar acclimatization day halt

Day 04: Trek to     Tengboche (3860m)

Day 05: Trek to Dingboche (4410m)

Day 06: Exploration/ acclimatization at Dingboche    

Day 07: Trek to Lobuche (4910m)   

Day 08: Trek to Gorakchhep (5153m)   

Day 09: Trek back to Pheriche(4410m)

Day 10: Trek back to Tengboche  (3860m)

Day 11: Trek back to Manjo village (2940m)        

Day 12: Trek back to Lukla (2840m)    .

Day 13: Fly to Kathmandu

Note: We can always customize as per planning.

6. Can I get cash out on the Everest base camp trek??

Ans: Lukla is nearest spot for Everest Region, where you can acquire adequate cash out for your trek. You can find ATM machines there. However, it is better to take cash from Kathmandu.

7. Can I go Everest Base Camp with my kids??

Ans: Surely, you can go if they can stroll but you have to be watchful during challenging areas where landslide are likely with rocky trail. Also confirm that your kids can distinguish between weariness and mountain sickness.

8. Can I bring my Laptop on Everest Base Camp Trek??

Ans: With no hesitation, you can take in your laptop on bag for trekking to Everest Region since the majority of the spot have Internet Access and you can without difficulty charge your laptop with additional cost.

9.I have heard flying to Lukla is dangerous; do I really need to fly to Lukla??

Ans: Fair enough, Lukla is a risky airport, and flying to Lukla is frightening. Well, you ought not to fly; if you have enough time, you can just walk from Jiri which is a tough six day trek that takes you up and down through the area of valleys, or Phaplu, or several other more far-away destinations, and stroll out.

10. What are the best seasons for Everest Base Camp trek?

Ans: March, April, May  and September, October, November . We can trek December as well , cold but beuatiful weather past few years.

Note: But we never trust weather forecaste. Good Luck.

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Key Information

  • Trip Cost US$ 1680
  • Trip Duration 16 Days
  • Destination Nepal
  • Trip Difficulty Strenuous
  • Trip Style Trekking
  • Accomodation Hotel + Lodges
  • Max Altitude 5,545m
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No of people Price P.P
1-1 Pax US$ 1680
2-4 US$ 1485
6-8 US$ 1410
10-12 US$ 1355