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Overview Everest Base Camp Trek
The Everest base camp trek is one of the most famous treks in Nepal and in the World. This trail is known for its spectacular mountain peaks and its astonishing scenes set in the upper reaches of the mountains. Through this trip, you’ll have the opportunity to experience the best of the Himalayas. The route goes through the villages and towns down below, giving you a sense of being among mountain peaks. The scenery is spectacular, giving you a little glimpse into the countryside. Everest base camp trek is one of the most coveted trekking trips ever to embark on. If you are wondering how to go about the whole mount Everest base camp trek, we are here to guide you through.
Highlights Of the Mount Everest Base Camp Trek
- An Everest base camp trek in Nepal.
- Crossover many high mountain passes and trek on the glaciers.
- Experience the warmth of the local Sherpa culture during the Everest base camp trek.
- Visit some scenic Monasteries.
- Get a spectacular panoramic view of the Himalayan Ranges.
- See many high peaks with a height of 8000 meters or more while you are trekking to Everest base camp trek height.
- Get a spectacular panoramic view of the Himalayan Ranges at a reasonable cost for the Everest base camp trek.
What to expect
This is an adventure-filled fun time with moderate to difficult trekking on mountain terrain. It is definitely a once-in-a-lifetime adventure activity filled with fun. With a reasonable Everest base camp trek cost. You should be expecting a moderate to difficult level trekking on high-altitude mountain terrains with some splendid views of nature.
Any individual between 12 to 80 years old, who is an enthusiastic adventure lover and loves trekking with an average fitness level can come for Everest base camp Trek.
In summer the night-time temperature in upper Altitudes regions ranges between -5 to -15 and in winter it will range between -10 to -25. The lower altitude temperature ranges between 20 to 0 in summer and 5 to -10 in winter. (Temperature in degrees Celsius).
Why Go for Everest Base Camp Trek 2022?
Everyone is drooling over the Everest base camp trek for the following reasons –
- You get to visit the highest mountain in the world, Mount Everest.
- You get to see the beautiful Sherpa villages, one of the best settlements in the world.
- Tour many local monasteries.
- See Khumbu Icefall and glacier.
- Experience all-encompassing panoramic views of Mt. Everest, Lhotse, Makalu, Pumori, Amadablam, Nuptse, and many more.
- See spectacular hanging bridges, wild rivers, and unique wildlife.
- Experience the World’s most thrilling airport at Lukla.
Cost of Everest Base Camp Trek
How Difficult is Everest Base Camp Trek?
Everest Base Camp Route
Everest base camp (EBC) is one of the finest trekking destinations in the world, where you not only get to see the world’s tallest peak, Mount Everest but many other high peaks of the world such as Makalu, Lhotse, and Cho Oyu. Trekking to the EBC is always the favorite among every adventure enthusiast who loves to trek and our cost of Everest base camp trek is also very affordable.
Trekking to the Everest Base Camp facing the south is in the Nepal region and the most popular option for trekkers to reach the Base Camp. It is situated at an altitude of 5, 364 meters. This Everest base camp trek route is of moderate difficulty level and a few instances will be very strenuous. Everest base camp trek will be a challenging task and the key over here is your patience level and not your fitness level. People with average fitness levels will be able to do it successfully, after all, it is trekking to the Everest Base Camp and not climbing Mount Everest.
Why Choose We Ramblers?
- We ensure that we provide you with the ideal comfort and memories that you make on your trip in every way.
- We provide an affordable Everest base camp trek cost from India and other parts of the world with all facilities and amenities. You can be sure to get the cheapest Everest base camp trek cost Indian rupees.
- Our Everest base camp trek packages are quite attractive. Therefore, do not hesitate to try your next trip with us.
- Everest Base Camp Trek is our signature offering, we are the expert for this zone having more than 10 years of experience.
- We have our regular experienced guides who understand better to our trekkers.
Get the Best Everest Base Camp Trek Packages
With We Ramblers, you are sure to get the best deals and packages on the Everest base camp trek. If you love hassle-free traveling, come to us. We will provide you with affordable packages so that you come to us every time you wish to take a break from the hustling life. Our mount Everest base camp trek cost is inexpensive, so do not worry about overspending on a trek.
Book your Everest Base Camp Trek Today
With the busy and hectic life schedule, take a break and book your next Everest base camp trip with us. With our impeccable services and packages, reach Everest base camp trek heights and witness a memorable experience for a lifetime. Our guides and porters will take care and ensure that you are able to reach with speed. Our mount Everest base camp trek expedition will cover the below famous points as well as many others.
Namche Bazaar, Namche Museum, Khumjung Village, Tengboche Monastery, The oldest Sherpa Village on the highest peak, See Mount Lhotse, Mount Ama Dablam, The Imja Valley, Mount Makalu, Mount Cho Yu, Mount Pumori, Mount Nuptse, Mount Cholatse, Mount Thamserku, Khumbu Glacier, Khumbu Icefall, Khumbutse, Lingtren, Mahalangur, Mount Kala Patthar.
You will get a panoramic view of the Himalayan Ranges from Mount Kala Patthar, including the complete view of the Everest at an affordable Everest base camp trek cost.
What Does Everest Base Camp Trek Package Include?
- All International Airport Transfers
- Domestic airport transfers.
- Accommodation in Kathmandu (2 nights).
- Accommodation during the trekking period (11 nights).
- Domestic return flights (Kathmandu- Lukla -Kathmandu).
- All necessary paperwork and trekking permits (National Park Permit, Khumbu Permit).
- Certified guide.
- Porter service (2 trekkers: 1 porter)
- Staff costs including their salary, insurance, equipment, domestic airfare, food, and accommodation.
- Medical kit (carried by your trek leader).
- All government and local taxes.
- Please Note: For a single trekker, we provide a porter cum guide.
What Does Everest Base Camp Trek 2022 Not Include?
- Travel expenses to reach and return from Kathmandu.
- Food and drinking water throughout the trip.
- Additional accommodation and food expenses if trek gets delayed due to weather, flight cancellation, health, or any other reason.
- Personal expenses (phone calls, laundry, bar bills, battery recharge, extra porters, bottle or boiled water, shower, etc.).
- Health Insurance, Personal Insurance, and other travel insurance.
- Expenses for evacuation and rescue operations due to natural calamity, mishaps, injury, or any health problem.
- Nepalese visa fee(if required).
- Tips for guide(s), porter(s).
Itinerary of the Everest Base Camp Trek
Day 1: Arrive at Kathmandu.
Upon arrival, our representative will meet you and take you to the hotel. In the evening you can visit Thamel Street, it is a very popular place. It has a lot of restaurants, casinos, and plenty of shops to buy trekking gear and accessories. You may also visit Darbar Marg.
Day 2: Kathmandu to Lukla (2, 860 m / 9,383 ft, 35 minutes flight), then trek to Phakding (2, 652 m / 8, 700 ft): 3 hours.
After breakfast, we will proceed to the Tribhuvan Domestic Airport, Kathmandu. We will take a flight to Lukla. The total flying time is of 35 minutes. The experience of flying on this route will be one of your best. The flight will be passing through valleys, and you will witness some breathtaking views of the mountain ranges and the Nepali villages. Once you arrive in Lukla, our representatives will receive you. Immediately we will start our trek to Phakding. It is at an altitude level of 2, 652m. It is a simple trek for 3 hours. The trail will pass via many small villages and green mountains. Overnight in a Tea House / Mountain Lodge.
Day 3: Phakding to Namche Bazaar (3, 440 m / 11, 286 ft): 6-7 hours.
Today we will trek to Namche Bazaar. Namche is at an altitude level of 3, 440 meters. The route is surrounded by huge green mountain ranges. The Dudh Koshi River flows along the side till Namche. We will stop at Monjo for the lunch, as that is the last point to get food before Namche. The route between Monjo and Namche is a gradually inclining trail amidst the thick green forest. You will be able to get a glimpse of Everest and Lhotse just before Namche, though not very clear. Overnight stay at hotel. Total trekking will be 6 to 7 hours with a moderate difficulty level and a portion after Monjo will be strenuous. Overnight in a Tea House / Mountain Lodge.
Day 4: Namche to Khumjung Village (3, 790m / 12, 430 ft): 1 hour.
Today we will start a little late around 9 am and hike to Khumjung village. Khumjung is the biggest village in this zone, situated at the foothill of the sacred mountain Khumbila. It will take 1 hour to reach the village from Namche Bazaar. First, we will visit Namche Museum which is famous for the Tenzing Norgay statue followed by an uphill hike to Syangboche airstrip and then we will go on a flat trail till the village. You will be able to see a crystal-clear view of Mount Everest, Lhotse, and Amadablam. You can visit the famous Khumjung Monastery which is famous for a Yeti Scalp, in the monastery they have a Scalp and local monks claim it is a Yeti Scalp. You also visit Khumjung high school established by Edmond Hillary. Overnight in a Tea House / Mountain Lodge.
Day 5: Khumjung to Tengboche (3, 860 m / 12, 664 ft) or Debuche: 6-7 hours.
Tengboche is a small valley at an altitude level of 3,860m. It is one of the most beautiful places on our Everest base camp trek map. Tengboche Monastery is a famous and beautiful place, worth visiting. The trek time will be about 6 hours with a moderate difficulty level. Overnight in a Tea House / Mountain Lodge.
Day 6: Tengboche to Dingboche (4,410 m / 14, 468 ft) : 6 – 7 hours.
Today we will start our Everest base camp trek and go towards the Pangboche village, and we will get some nice views of Mount Ama Dablam. We are likely to have our lunch at Pangboche. We will then trek towards Pheriche and proceed to the Imja Valley. We will be able to see the Lobuche River and will pass through it and take a steep hike to Dingboche. Overnight stay in a hotel at Dingboche. The trek will be about 6 to 7 hours while it will be moderate for the most part, there will be about 2 steep inclines. Overnight in a Tea House / Mountain Lodge.
Day 7: Acclimatization day at Dingboche.
Today will be an acclimatization day. We can take a small hike to get a view of the world’s three top mountain peaks, Mount Lhotse, Mount Makalu, and Mount Cho Oyu. Besides these, you will see plenty of peaks and mountain ranges. Overnight stay in a Tea House / Mountain Lodge.
Day 8: Dingboche to Lobuche (4,940 m / 16, 207 ft) : 5 – 6 hours.
Today we will start our trekking towards Lobuche which is situated beside the Khumbu glacier. We will have our lunch at Dughla, after that the trek will be a little tough as we will hike to Dughla Pass/ Thukla Pass. It is a short and steep hike from Dhughla/Thukla. The pass is full of mountaineers’ memorials. You can find many famous mountaineers memorials who lost their lives in different expeditions. We usually spend some time on the pass and then proceed to Lobuche. Dhugla / Thukla Pass to Lobuche trail is almost flat. Overnight in a Tea House / Mountain Lodge.
Day 9: Lobuche to Gorakshep (5, 164 m / 16, 942 ft) and visit Everest Base Camp (5,364 m / 17,598 ft): 7 – 8 hours.
Today’s trekking trail of our Everest base camp trek from India will have a lot of ups and downs till Gorakshep. Most of the ups and down trails are on the Khumbu glacier moraines. Once we reach Gorakshep, we will have a light lunch and proceed to Everest Base Camp, which is situated at the beginning of the Khumbu glacier. The trail goes alongside the Khumbu glacier. You will get to sight some extraordinary views of Mt. Pumori on your right and Mt. Nuptse on your left. The Khumbu icefall is clearly visible from the base camp. This portion of the trek brings us up close to these gigantic mountains and it feels heavenly. We need to hike on the Khumbu glacier for a small Everest base camp trek distance. It is situated on the glacier close to Khumbu icefall which is very clearly visible. We will spend some time at the Everest base camp and return to Gorakshep on the same trail. Overnight in a Tea House / Mountain Lodge.
Day 10: Hike to Kala Patthar (5, 644 m / 18, 519 ft) and trek down to Pheriche ( 4, 371 m / 14, 340 ft) : 7 – 8 hours)
Today we will start our trek early in the morning to Kala Patthar. The hike to the summit of Kala Patthar is one of the most difficult and yet rewarding parts of this trekking expedition of yours. You will be able to see the most beautiful and gigantic view of Mount Everest. After the Kala Patthar hike, you will discover why Everest is the highest peak on our planet. In fact, Kala Patthar is the only place from where you can get views of almost the entire high peak mountains of the Khumbu Range. It will take about 3 hours to reach Kala Patthar from Gorakshep. We can’t spend much time on the top as it’s a windy place. After Kala Patthar, it will be all descending from now on and the trek becomes very simple, though you have to be careful about the decline. We will need another 4 hours to reach Pheriche. It is a flat valley on the bank of the Dudh Koshi River. Overnight in a Tea House / Mountain Lodge.
Day 11: Pheriche to Namche Bazaar: 6 – 7 hours.
Today’s trek will be a moderate trek till Namche Bazaar. We have a little uphill hike before Tengboche and after Phungi Thanga. Overnight in a Tea House / Mountain Lodge.
Day 12: Namche Bazaar to Lukla: 6 – 7 hours.
Today is the last day of our trekking in Khumbu. The trek is of moderate difficulty level as we return to Lukla on the very same trail. The last hike to Lukla will appear endless as we will be in a hurry to reach Lukla, however, the trail is not tough at all. Overnight in a Tea House / Mountain Lodge.
Day 13: Lukla to Kathmandu.
Today we will proceed to the Airport catch our flight to Kathmandu and enjoy the valley views throughout the 35 minutes of flying time. This is a complete leisure day and overnight stay at the hotel.
Day 14: Departure.
Please check out by 11 am to catch your flight. We will drop you at the Airport.
Items to bring with you
- Trekking Bag.
- UV Protected Sun Glasses.
- Best Quality Hiking
- Shoes (Preferably Water Proof).
- Trekking Poles.
- Crocs Shoes/sandals.
- Water disinfection Drops / Tablets.
- Knapsack / Backpack / Rucksack.
- Good jacket to protect from cold.
- Sleeping Bag(optional).
- Thermals – Top and Bottom.
- Poncho (for rain).
- Knee Cap 1 Pair(optional).
- 1 quick-drying towel.
- Sunblocks (SPF 50 and above) and Lip Salve with Sun blocks.
- Toilet Paper.
- Wet-Tissue Papers/ Baby wipes.
- Headlamp, Torch with spare batteries.
- Trekking Socks.
- Gaiters for hiking in winter.
- Micro spikes for hiking in winter.
- Basic First Aid Kit.
- 2 lightweight trekking pants.
- 3 lightweight trekking T-Shirt.
- 4 pairs of trekking socks.
- Dry Fruits and Chocolates.
- Small, basic first aid kit(cough and/or cold medicine, headache pills, etc.).
FAQ'S Everest Base Camp Trek
What is the cost of Everest Base Camp Trek?
The Everest base camp trek cost from India is INR. 38, 000/- for Indian nationals, NPR. 56, 000 for Nepali nationals, and USD.750 for foreign nationals and or Nonresidential Indians. This price does not include your arrival in Kathmandu as well as food. The price includes accommodations in Kathmandu and Trek zone, 4 times airport transfers, and the two-way ticket to Lukla, Guide, Porter, Permits.
Why is Everest Base Camp Trek expensive for Foreign Nationals?
The difference in price is due to permit fees and Lukla – Kathmandu flight charges (320USD or more) in Nepal.
Can the number of days be reduced from the Everest Base Camp Trek itinerary?
It is not possible to reduce the itinerary or modify it in any way as the number of days mentioned in the itinerary is crucially required to get acclimatized to that altitude. However, while returning, a helicopter can be arranged at extra cost to drop you at Kathmandu. You can directly fly from Gorakshep to Lukla or Kathmandu.
What is the fitness level required for Everest Base Camp Trek?
This is a trekking expedition to the Everest base camp and not climbing Mt. Everest. One should walk / trek as per the speed they are comfortable with. The trekking route is indeed challenging, and one should be convinced that he/she is going to take this challenge and complete the trek. Often, it will be our mental ability than the physical fitness level which will stop us. There are many trekkers who are overweight by 15 -20 Kg and are in their 60s, but they are still completing the trek. The trekking takes 5-6 hours on average and there are 11 days so one needs to have patience. We recommend you must practice 7 to 8 kilometers of the walk, 6 days a week for 2 to 3 months before the trek apart from your regular exercise.
How to prepare for the Everest Base Camp Trek?
We advise you to start walking regularly for 7 to 8 kilometers, 6 days a week This will help you a lot. If possible, go for small hikes in your vicinity. Try to go for long morning walks at least 45 days before the trekking date. If you are a gym-goer, then we advise you to not do weightlifting activities at least 25 days before the trek and to do only cardio and stretching exercises. Do not walk for long on a treadmill in incline mode; do it for a maximum of 15 minutes only.
I do not need the service of a porter for Everest Base Camp Trek, can you remove it?
Our prices are inclusive of porters and so it is not possible to remove it. The porters not only help carry your luggage, but they are our most trusted friends when it comes to our safety in this region. Safety is in knowing the weather and route conditions as well as knowing whom and where to approach for medical help if any. If we are confronted with any emergency, then the porters are our biggest asset for help. Moreover, the porters are the locals of this region, and they have no other source of income than this and their livelihood depends on it. At the end of the trekking expedition, you will be glad for having a porter.
Is there any age limit for Everest Base Camp Trek, as I plan to bring my kid?
If the kids are coming with their parents, then our Everest base camp trek itinerary has an age limit of 8 years and above. However, it will be the decision of the parents as we have seen even 5 year old in this region too. However, if you want to send a kid alone, then you should know our age limit is 12 and more. We also do not have any upper age limit as we have had 70-year-old people coming with us on this trek and completing this comfortably.
What about trekking gears for Everest Base Camp Trek?
We advise you to have 1 pair of trekking poles, 1 trekking pair of shoes, 1 pair of gloves, 1 proper jacket for protection from cold, and 1 windcheater jacket that protects from wind. We have an updated list of items that need to be carried with you, please go through this page we recommend that you buy the shoes from your city. Other stuff you can consider buying from Kathmandu as plenty of stores are available there and you can do a proper bargain.
How good are the accommodations during Everest Base Camp Trek?
The accommodations here are basic and comfortable. We provide well-maintained beds and bathrooms. All our accommodations are on twin sharing and in some cases might be triple sharing. If you need food then you will have to pay extra mount Everest base camp trek cost in this region, the understanding is where we stay is where we will eat as well. Few places have toilet attached rooms which you can get at an extra Everest base camp trek cost Indian rupees.
What are the food and water expenses for Everest Base Camp Trek?
The food and water expense is around Rs. 20, 000 to Rs.22, 000 or around USD 300. Regular stream water is free to drink but we recommend purifying it before drinking.
What about medical facilities during Everest Base Camp Trek?
The route has basic medical centers which can handle minor health problems and relatively major treatment can be managed at the Lukla Hospital in Lukla. There are a few small medical facilities also available near Namche Bazaar and Pheriche. If you need state of an art facility, then we will have to come to Kathmandu. Our trip does not provide the cost of rescue and it must be paid as an additional fee we can arrange for all rescue operations including helicopter rescue.
What about Insurance for Everest Base Camp Trek?
We do not provide any insurance and you must check with your insurance provider where and how they are applicable in Nepal and if they cover helicopter rescue, cashless facilities, etc. If you are buying insurance, then it must be with a helicopter rescue.
Is there any health conditions or age limit for Everest Base Camp Trek?
We do not have health guidelines and you must check with your doctor if you have any medical conditions. There is no age limit, but you must be more than 12 years old if you are coming alone.
What is the best time for Everest Base Camp Trek?
Mid-March to May last week is the best time to visit Everest base camp trek 2022, in between this period you can see a lot of flowers on the way and the best view is Nepal’s national flower. This time weather is also very good so all the top mountains in this zone are clearly visible. September Last week to December is also the best time to visit the Everest Base Camp, this time weather is very clear, and all the mountain peaks are visible clearly, from mid-November onwards the weather will very cold but during the day it is bright sunny, mid-December onwards snowfall started.
Can we charge our mobiles, iPads, and cameras during Everest Base Camp Trek?
We advise you to have an external power bank and bring it fully charged from Kathmandu. In the hotel, there will be a charging facility, but an additional fee will be charged by Tea house. The price ranges between 100NPR to 900NPR based on altitude. It is better if you recharge your power bank and use it after.
Is there internet and mobile connectivity during Everest Base Camp Trek?
Yes, most parts have mobile connectivity but not all. The Tea houses do provide access to the internet but with additional charges. You can also purchase a Wi-Fi scratch card and use it whenever required. Everest link is the service provider for this Wi-Fi so you can purchase a 10GB card or more and use it in the Tea Houses whenever required. There’s no mobile network after Pangboche village.
Is Lukla airport dangerous?
The Lukla airport is a small tabletop airport with a very short runway, It is dangerous but anyway they only fly small air-crafts and that negates the shorter runway part. Flying in this region is dangerous when weather guidelines are not followed by the airlines. Flying to Lukla will give you a wonderful aerial view of this region. The airlines like Yeti, Summit, and Sita do follow the safety procedures. Nowadays airport control authority is very strict, and they don’t allow to fly if the weather is not suitable to fly.
Why are you advising us to use a water purifier for drinking water during Everest Base Camp Trek?
We are fully aware that you can buy bottled water in this region. Bottled water is expensive and moreover, this region lies in the remotest part of the world and so does not have great civic services. Trekkers will consume bottled water and dump plastics which in turn will harm the wonderful Khumbu region and we are a bit sensitive to it so we have been requesting our trekkers to use running stream water and purify them. We think it will be a small but effective way to help nature and most of our trekkers agree to it happily. However, we leave it to your choice and if you would like to have bottled water then you can buy them.
How safe is this trekking route during Everest Base Camp Trek?
Wondering how difficult is Everest base camp trek? Or, if it is safe or not? The route is very safe, and our guides have huge experience and will do their best to ensure your safety and make you reach your destination with ease. You are requested to follow the advice of our trekking lead/guide and carry a map of the Everest base camp trek.
Are these dates guaranteed departures for Everest Base Camp Trek?
Yes, these dates are guaranteed departures. If there is any delay due to weather, we will stay put and trek further once the weather clears. We will complete the entire trekking expedition as planned however there may be extensions on the number of days if we face any bad weather. So far, we have not faced bad calamities of nature and mostly our dates are planned in the season that is best suitable for trekking and offers favorable weather.
I am overweight can I do the Everest Base Camp Trek?
If you think you can walk for a prolonged period of time then you should come for this trek. Also as explained earlier it is challenging but you are free to walk as slow as you can, and our guide or assistance guide will be there with you throughout even if all other trekkers reach the destination. You may take time but if you have the motivation, then you can complete this trek.
Are Permits required to do Everest Base Camp Trek?
Yes, you require two permits to do this trek. One, Khumbu Nagarpalika Permit. Two, Sagarmatha National Park entry permit. These permits are always part of our trek Everest base camp trek packages.
Is Everest Base Camp Trek customizable?
Yes, you can customize the trek as per your requirement. You can not reduce the days from the trek while gaining altitude, it requires minimum of 9 days to reach Gorakshep, you can not reduce these days because a human’s body requires a minimum of these days to acclimatize. You can mail us to email@example.com to customize your trek as per your requirement.
I need a Luxury Everest Base Camp Trek, is it possible?
Yes, it is possible. You can opt for our Luxury Everest base camp trek package from India or anywhere in the world in which you will get the best available accommodation and you can even customize based on your need.