Everest Base Camp Trek  |  16 Days

Mount Everest, the paramount symbol of success, has been the source of inspiration for both adventure seekers and beauty admirers alike around the world. Its magnificence and grandeur make it seem as if the 8,848m peak solemnly speaks to the world, singing its brilliance. The Everest Base Camp Trek takes you where the mountain stands tall and so do the Sherpas with their humble faces and noble etiquette. Their smile along with the rich and unique culture, festivals and ritual practices make the Everest region a paradise to visit. Along with these experiences, the biological diversity and quaint ancient monasteries just add more quality to the region. 

The 16-days trek to the Everest Base Camp is filled with adventures and experiences that will imprint a lasting impression about the Everest. The journey starts with your arrival in the capital, Kathmandu, a culturally diverse and rich city. The city boasts plenty of places that are alluring to tourists from all around the world. We visit places like Pashupatinath, Swayambhunath, Boudhanath, durbar squares in Kathmandu, Bhaktapur, and Lalitpur which are all enlisted as World Heritage Sites by UNESCO. We take a flight from Kathmandu Valley to Lukla where we get magnificent aerial views of the Himalayas. Our trek begins from Lukla from where we gradually descend to reach Phakding. We continue on our ascending trail and reach Namche Bazaar. Namche Bazaar is the major trade center of the Everest region and is also known as the gateway to Everest. We also get to observe the wealth of biodiversity in the Sagarmatha National park with a hike from Namche Bazaar.  We head towards Tengboche village where we appreciate the Sherpa culture and rituals. The Tengboche monastery is a religious hub of the region which also brags breathtaking views of the mountains. After an uphill walk through steep and rocky terrain, we reach 16 Days  Everest Base Camp Trek where the majestic Everest rests its feet. The base of the mountain offers the opportunity to observe the highest peak of the world along with a panoramic view of mountains like Nuptse (7,861), Khumbutse (6,665m), Pumori (7,165m).  We then trek to Kalapatthar viewpoint where we are face to face with the ravishing Everest. After confronting the Everest, we retrace our steps back to Lukla. Our journey ends after we take a flight back to Kathmandu.

Reasonable Treks and Tour has been operating at the forefront of the tourism industry in Nepal. During the duration, we have had the pleasantry of providing quality service to clients who yearn to enjoy beautiful Nepal and its riches. We provide excellent services ranging from accommodation to transportation and experienced guide for all the tour, trek or expedition packages. We heartily welcome any suggestions and compliments on behalf of our valued clients. 

Trip Highlights

  • Adventure around worlds' number one peaks with a climb of scenic Kalapathar hilltop.
  • In Kathmandu sightseeing tour and exciting cultural and historical place.
  • Both way Domestic flight.
  • Visit Namche Bazaar and Tengboche Monastery on Everest Base Camp Trek.
  • View of the Everest and many mountains.
  • Kalapathar the highest point of the adventure at 5,545 m high.

Itinerary

  • 1 Arrive in Kathmandu via respective airlines and transfer to hotel.As soon you arrive in Kathmandu, a representative will pick you up and transfer you to a hotel. We’ll discuss the tour later in afternoon. In the evening, you’ll be served special dinner that introduces Nepali food culture. Overnight in Kathmandu.
  • 2 In Kathmandu sightseeing tour at places of interest and trek preparation.Today, we spend our whole day exploring Kathmandu. We visit different religious and historical places in Kathmandu including Pashupatinath Temple, Soyambhunath Temple, Boudhanath Stupa, Kathmandu Durbar Square and others. We buy proper gears and equipment for the tour. Overnight in Kathmandu.
  • 3 Fly to Lukla 2,830 m & trek to Phakding 2,640 m - 04 hrs.After an early breakfast, we take a flight to Lukla. We start our trek from Lukla towards Phakding. The trail goes through different cultural villages with beautiful scenes of different mountains including Mt. Khumbila. Overnight in Phakding.
  • 4 Phakding to Namche Bazaar (3440 m.) 06-07 hrThe trek towards Namche Bazaar goes through pine forests and up to the Benkar Valley in the North. Before reaching Everest National Park, we need to cross DudhKoshi River and pass Chumoa and Monjo Villages. We reach Namche Bazaar after crossing a suspension bridge. Overnight in Namche Bazaar.
  • 5 Rest at Namche Bazar for acclimatization and excursion around the places.Today is our acclimatization day in Namche Bazaar. We can tour Namche Bazaar and observe different natural beauties of Everest and Khumbu region. The place gives beautiful scenes of the different Himalayas including Mt. Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse and many more. Overnight in Namche Bazaar.
  • 6 Namche Bazaar to Tengboche (3867 m). 05-06 hrThe next day, we continue our trek towards Theangboche village which has Theangboche monastery, the biggest monastery of the Everest region. We can observe different Buddhists ceremonies while in Theangboche. Overnight in Theangboche.
  • 7 Tengboche to Dingboche (4260m). 05-06 hrOur trail goes towards Dingboche through the trail of lush forests of birch, confer and rhododendron trees. We get admire good views of Mt. Everest, Lhotse and AmaDablam. Overnight in Dingboche.
  • 8 Rest at Dingboche for acclimatization.We need to acclimate ourselves to the high altitude. We explore different places of Dingboche on this day. We climb a ridge that is located behind the village and observe different tallest peaks of the world including Lhotse, Makalu, and Cho Oyu. Overnight in Dingboche
  • 9 Dingboche (4350m.) to Lobuche (4930m.) via Dongla (4620m)Today our trek goes towards the steep terminal of the Khumbu Glacier. We pass through boulder-strewn slopes and trek towards ChupkiLhara which is the ridge that provides spectacular views of different mountains. Overnight in Lobuche.
  • 10 Lobuche (4900m.) to Gorakshep (5180m). 03-04 hrTrek from Lobuche (4900m.) to Gorakshep (5180m.) takes about three and half hours. You will lunch at Gorakshep, take rest in your own room and if the trekker feels fine, the participants can walk to Everest Base Camp (5486m.). You will spend about 4 and half hours trek up to Everest Base Camp and back to Gorakshep. The trek is on glacier and snow capped rocks. You can also see many small frozen lakes around the Everest Base Camp and return back to Gorakshep.
  • 11 Gorakshep to Kala Patthar (5545m.) and back to Pheriche (4243m). 06-07 hrTrek from Gorakshep to Kala Patthar (5545m.) and back to Pheriche (4243m.) takes about six hours. You accomplish an early morning climb to Kala Patthar (5545m.) to enjoy the view of sunrise. from Kala Patthar you can have a panoramic view of Mt. Everest and many other mountain peaks like Mt. Pumori, Mt. Lingtren, Mt. Khumbetse, Mt. Nuptse, Mt. Lhotse, Mt. Ama Dablam, Mt. Thamserku and many more. In Phiriche, there is foreign volunteer doctors are always available to provide medical treatment to trekkers as well as local people.

  • 12 Pheriche to Tengboche (3867 m.) 04:30-05 hr.We will trek down through the hillside blanketed by juniper trees. If it’s Spring, pink and red rhododendron flowers ablaze our surroundings. Depending on our hunger and condition, we either have our lunch in Pangboche or can reach to Tengboche. After reaching at Tengboche we can visit the oldest Buddhist monastery where we can see all Buddhist monks praying and doing ritual things.
  • 13 Tengboche to Namche (3440 m.) 04:30- 05 hr.The trail to Namche Bazaar clings to the steep wooded slope beyond Kyangjuma, winding through several bends. After passing a Chorten, we reach the army camp at of Namche Bazaar. We want to take a long last look (and picture!) back to Lhotse, the tip of Everest and Tengboche from here. On reaching our lodge, we take a nice hot shower and have very relaxed sleep in our room in Namche Bazaar. Overnight in Namche Bazaar.
  • 14 Namche Bazaar to Lukla (2886m.) 6:30 – 7:30 hr.The trail descends steeply downward so we need to walk slowly and under control as our shaky legs continuously battle the rocky terrain. After crossing the suspension bridges over the fast flowing Dudh Koshi and its tributaries the trail becomes more level and natural. By today we start to get warmed up by the light breeze. Any remaining sore throats and colds will be gone by today as we pass through this charming mountain air. Although we are travelling the same route down, we feel completely different views. We snap a mixture of open plains and pine forests and in the distance snow covered peaks. We walk through the Sherpa villages’ noticing impressive faith in Buddhism and culture of prayer stones and prayers flag while we walk through the villages.
  • 15 Morning flight back from Lukla to Kathmandu .40 minutes.We fly back to Kathmandu after our long mountain journey. The early morning flight drops us at Kathmandu. You can rest and relax throughout the day in your hotel. If get interested to take some gifts home from Nepal for friends and relatives, visit to some nearby shops or venture out in Thamel for typical Nepalese goods which can be assisted by our guides or you can do it yourself too
  • 16 International Departure for Homeward bound.As per your international flight time transfer towards Tribhuvan International Airport for the journey back home or to respective destinations after a super and amazing time in Nepal Himalaya on Everest Base Camp Trekking.

Cost Includes:

  • Airport pickups and drops in a private vehicle
  • Three Night standard hotel accommodation in Kathmandu with breakfast
  • Teahouse accommodation during the trek
  • All meals (breakfast, lunch and dinner) during the trek
  • Farewell dinner in typical Nepali Restaurant with cultural dance show
  • Guided sightseeing tour in Kathmandu including taxes and entrance fees
  • All ground transportation on a comfortable private vehicle as per the itinerary
  • Domestic flights ( kathmandu to Lukla and Lukla to Kathmandu)
  • An experienced, English-speaking and government-licensed trek leader.(Guide)
  • Porter service (2trekkers: 1 porter)
  • Staff costs including their salary, insurance, equipment, domestic airfare, food and accommodation
  • Down jacket and sleeping bag  (to be returned after trip completion)
  • Trekker's Information Management System (TIMS) card fees and Sagarmatha National park entrance permit fees
  • Medical kit (carried by your trek leader)
  • All government and local taxes

Cost Excludes:

  • Nepalese visa fee
  • Extra night accommodation in Kathmandu.
  • Lunch and evening meals in Kathmandu
  • International flights
  • Travel and rescue insurance
  • Hot shower during the trekking.
  • Personal expenses (phone calls, laundry, bar bills, battery recharge, extra porters.)
  • Tips for guide(s), porter(s) and driver(s)
Rated 5/5 based on 5 reviews
  • Excellent Everest (EBC) Trek in Nepal and Excellent Service!!!
    Egypt

    Excellent Everest (EBC) Trek in Nepal and Excellent Service!!!

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    “I am so glad to choose Reasonable Treks and Tours to travel with in Nepal! I went EBC trekking and had an extended tour to Chitwan and Pokhara. Looking closer to the world tallest mountain (Mt.Everest)  with my naked eye is just a dream came true. M feeling like dreaming but its true fact that I was in Nepal for trekking to Everest. I had a lots of memory that has been saved inside my sould. Reasonable Treks keep it up!! They arranged everything very carefully from the picking up at the airport to the end of the private tour. During the trekking our guide was utmost professional and helpful. He took care of everything so that we could focus only on the trekking. I really appreciated him; without him I could hardly make it! Every time when I have any questions, they always response me efficiently. The people work there are amazing and reliable! I would highly recommend it to anyone who wants to travel in Nepal!”

  • Thousand Miles: Everest Camp in my eyes!!
    Costa Rica

    Thousand Miles: Everest Camp in my eyes!!

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    This is my second visit to Nepal with Reasonable Treks. My Everest Base Camp Trek (EBC) journey done over 16 days starting on the 7th of November from Kathmandu. Well, I flew into Lukla which is always a flight to remember and always in eyes. Indeed there is no doubt that Nepal is rich in Himalaya and it’s probably the most outstandingly beautiful place to trek on earth. A thousand miles waking up greeted by the beauty of this land of giants is incredible!! The trek is marvelous and dangerous at times, trekking boots are without doubt your most important gear. High ankle are necessary in case of twists. Seeing the Everest come up over the clouds. Seeing the clouds with the sun in the back, almost looks like you're level with the sun. The Sherpas are even better!! It was a truly wonderful trek. Who hasn’t dreamed of trekking to the base of the highest point on Earth? Well, you can trust reasonable treks!!

  • Highly recommend this trekking agency.
    France

    Highly recommend this trekking agency.

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    I found Reasonable Treks and Tour on the google search. I did trekking and tour in Nepal through Mr. Anil (Reasonable Treks and Tour). He helped to arrange my vacation trip as per my time in Nepal. Everest Base Camp Trekking was mind blowing and best experience. Next time, i will come again and do other trekking through Reasonable Treks and Tour I highly recommend this trekking agency.

  • Perfect Everest Trek Arrangement
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    Perfect Everest Trek Arrangement

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    I spent very memorable days in the Everest region in Nepal. I used to dream to see this highest peak of the world and now I arrested it in my camera. My guide arranged everything and helped me a lot. He did not let me feel tired and boring. I have read about the Manaslu region and willing to go there with this company again. I like to make a strong recommendation.

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    What a great company!!!! I highly recommend this company!! The owner Anil created a fun package for me to travel all over Nepal to Chitwan, Annapurna, and Everest base camp. Anil was so professional and gave me the best price around!! He also took me out to dinner to a cultural show that I loved!! Thank .you Anil for giving me the best memories of my life!! Thank you Reasonable trek and tours for arranging my trip and helping me enjoy Nepal!!! I am coming back to see you a 4th time as soon as I can!! Yes, i am addicted to Nepal and all 3 times you have helped me enjoy the thrills of Nepal!!! I highly recommend your company and love you so much and hope to see you very soon again!!!!! Thank you so much for helping arrange for me a lifetime of beautiful unforgettable memories!!!! See you soon my friend!! Kim from USA.

Trip Note

Everest Base Camp Trek.

One of the most popular trekking destinations for adventure-seeking tourists, its fame and reputation have been rapidly increasing since the first summit of the Everest in 1953 by Sir Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay Sherpa. The Everest Base Camp Trek is situated in the northeastern part of Nepal. The Base is a home to the world's highest mountain Everest, and many other towering peaks. Every year, numerous tourists go for adventures in this region. From summiting mountains to trekking in the base camp routes and villages, this region has a lot to offer to adventurers. Trekking through quaint Sherpa villages, you get the opportunity to experience their generous culture, rich Himalayan biomes, and the magnificent snow-laden peaks.

Accommodation On Everest Base Camp Trek.

Along the trails of the Everest Base Camp Trek, you will find tea houses and lodges.  All of these accommodating facilities are well maintained however they vary in standards. The facilities they provide are adequate and are comfortable. You will find plenty of options to choose from, all depending on your budget. But keep in mind, the higher you go - the narrower your options get. You will have basic facilities such as food, electricity, and toilets at all the tea houses and lodges. However, you should also be aware that these services are very hard to be made available, thus you should use them wisely.

Transportation on  Everest Base Camp Trek.

The best way to travel to the Everest Base Camp Trek is by flight. Up until now, there is one gateway to the Everest region and it is the Lukla airport. All flights to the Everest region land here. You can travel by road but most of the places in this region are inaccessible by road. You will have to ride up to where the road ends and trek to the next checkpoint. Traveling by helicopter is also available, depending on how much you are ready to spend. 

Food & Meals on Everest Base camp Trek.

While traveling around the Everest Base Camp Trek and higher altitudes, you will come across similar menus at all tea houses and lodges. The most commonly available foods around this Trek are Dal Bhat, noodles, eggs, potatoes, and Tibetan bread. Dal Bhat set is the best option for trekkers as it is served in large portions. It comprises rice, lentils, vegetables, and soup. Usually while trekking, your guide will contact your next lodge/tea house about your arrival and by the time you reach your destination, your meal will be ready. You may be able to find other food items besides the ones mentioned above. However, keep in mind that the choices of food items in this region are very small.

Backpack list On Everest Base camp Trek.

Preparing your backpack is one of the most important things you must do before going on adventures. You must not carry more than what's needed nor carry less. The ideal backpack list for an adventure in the Everest region would be

  • Proper clothing. Warm inner layers, trekking shirts, undergarments, trousers, jackets, and socks.
  • Gears: hats, beanies, buff/balaclava, gloves, and Hiking/trekking shoes.
  • Accessories such as trekking poles, sunglasses, lamps/headlamps, and water bottles.

You can also carry other accessories such as books, chargers, first aid kit, medication tablets, toiletries etc. You must carry a bag that can easily accommodate all your essentials. If you have a porter it’s feasible to carry a duffle bag as well.

Guides & Porters On Everest Base camp Trek.

One of the major aspects of trekking in the Everest Base Camp Trek is hiring guides and porters. As a traveler, you will require someone that is familiar to the Trek and can help you get through the trail smoothly. Guides can make your trek efficient as they will know the best routes. Porters can be helpful if you are going on longer expeditions such as summiting mountains. Such expeditions require longer days in which you have to carry more items. It’s best to have an extra bag which the porter will carry for you. You can hire a guide and a porter easily at any travel agencies.

Electricity/ Recharge & Internet on Everest Base Camp Trek.

As you ascend higher, it is hard to even get some basic services at such places. It is recommended that you carry: a power bank according to your needs, a Ncell sim card and an Everest link wifi prepaid card and enough recharge cards to suffice your needs. It is better to use the Ncell sim when the network is available, and only to use Everest Link wifi at places there is no coverage for Ncell. Areas at high altitudes heavily rely on solar power thus you will find electricity at some lodges but you will be charged by the hour for each item you charge. At low levels, electricity will be available and will not be a problem.

Group Size & Crew Member On Everest Base Camp Trek.

The ideal group size for trekking in this Everest Base Camp Trek is considered to be around 5-6 people. It is highly recommended that you hire a guide. You can also leave out that option but it is for your own safety and benefit. It is up to you to hire a porter. Since this region is a popular trekking destination, there is no doubt you will meet fellow travelers walking the same trails. You can also travel alone but it is not recommended to do so. When you travel in a group, if you have any problems during the trek, there will be enough people to help you.

Medical Facility ON Everest Base Camp Trek.

You will find small pharmacies at villages around the trek. Some larger villages may also have hospitals that offer medical facilities up to an extent. This means you cannot expect high levels of medical services in this Everest Base Camp Trek. You will be able to get minor ailments and medicines at clinics and health posts in remote areas of the trip. For serious medical conditions, rescue is available via helicopter. It is best to have your travel insurance checked as medical services and rescue operations are very expensive. It is advised to carry proper first aid kit and vital medications in your backpack to avoid possible medical circumstances.

Flight Cancellations & Delay (Internal) on Everest Base Camp Trek.

While traveling in the Everest Base Camp Trek, Lukla Airport is one and only entry point by air, there are high chances of flight cancellations and delays. The main cause for this inconvenience is the unpredictable weather. In many cases, your flight will get delayed, but at difficult times your flights will be canceled. Since there are limited flights departing to domestic destinations, you might have to wait a day or two to catch another flight. The best alternative to this could be to go by road via Jiri/Salleri.

Altitude Sickness On Everest Base Camp Trek.

While traveling in the Everest Base Camp trek, it is definite that you will be ascending altitude day by day. The most common problem that occurs during these treks is altitude sickness. The higher you go, the harder it is to breathe. The most common symptoms of altitude sickness are shortness of breath, fatigue, insomnia, headache, nausea etc. You will have to walk slow and steady to reduce excessive pressure exertion on your body. If you catch altitude sickness there is no solution to this except to descend from that altitude. However, when immediate descent is not possible, medications like Diamox and other altitude pills can come in handy to get you going for a while. In severe cases, helicopter rescue is also an option to transfer the victim for further medical attention.  It is highly recommended to consult a doctor before you go to such treks to find out about any complications in your body.

Best Season to travel on Everest Base Camp Trek.

One of the key things you need to keep in mind before going on treks to the Everest Base Camp Trek is the season. There isn't necessarily the worst season to trek, however, there is a best one and autumn is considered as the ideal season. As the monsoon season ends around September, the weather clears up and you will get the best possible views. The trails will be dry and trekking will be a lot easier. The months, October and November are considered the best months to go on treks to the Everest region. But it does not imply that you cannot trek during other seasons. You can go on treks at any seasons but the difficulty and risk levels rise with the climate issues.

Insurance & Rescue On Everest Base Camp Trek .

Before going out on trekking at mountainous regions, you must check with your travel insurance providers if their policy covers mountainous areas. In many cases, travel insurance company's policies do not cover mountainous region traveling. You can find insurance providers who will cover your insurance depending on the altitude you're traveling. But you will have to pay close attention to enter correct altitude details. Rescue services are available but keep in mind they can be really expensive. A rescue helicopter alone can cost you around $5,000 or more. Therefore, it is strongly advised to have your insurance covered.

Booking & Payments on Everest Base Camp Trek.

You can find various online sites from where you can book your preferred trek. You will not have a hard time finding travel agencies to help you get a travel plan for your trek to the Everest Base Camp Trek. You will have to comply with the terms and agreements set by the agencies before booking your trip. You are required to send all the necessary copies of documents such as passports. Some of these agencies will accept online payment while others demand the sum to be paid up front. Agencies will demand you to pay an initial advance payment.  Cancellation is also possible but cancellation charges will be applied.

Acclimatization On Everest Base Camp Trek.

The ascend in altitude will make it harder for you to go further. You may experience problems like altitude sickness. Since you will be spending a week or more for the trek, the best possible thing to do is acclimatize with the location by spending a night or two at every checkpoint. It is important to give your body enough time to adjust to the new atmosphere. In this process, your body can generate enough red blood cells to carry enough oxygen to get you going. This compensates for the low level of oxygen intake at high altitudes. Acclimatization lowers the risk of getting altitude sickness and any other problems you might face due to the altitude. It will allow you to maintain your body's performance across the change in environmental conditions.

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We provide the price per person is fixed as stated below. We provide a 5% discount for a booking of 5 or more than 5 people. If a group booking of more than 15 people we provide discount up to 10% for your trip.

Note: Start date is your arrival date in Nepal and end date is the returning date from Nepal. 

Start Date End Date Cost Status Booking
06 December, 2019 21 December, 2019 US 1230 $ Available
09 December, 2019 24 December, 2019 US 1230 $ Available
12 December, 2019 27 December, 2019 US 1230 $ Available
15 December, 2019 30 December, 2019 US 1230 $ Available
18 December, 2019 02 January, 2020 US 1230 $ Available
21 December, 2019 05 January, 2020 US 1230 $ Available
24 December, 2019 08 January, 2020 US 1230 $ Available
27 December, 2019 11 January, 2020 US 1230 $ Available
29 December, 2019 13 January, 2020 US 1230 $ Available
31 December, 2019 15 January, 2020 US 1230 $ Available

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  • Trip Cost USD $1230
  • Trip Duration 16 Days
  • DestinationNepal
  • Trip Difficulty Moderate
  • Trip StyleTrekking
  • Accomodation3 Star (or greater) Hotel, Kathmandu, Pokhara and tea house during The Trek
  • Transportation: Aeroplane / Tourist Bus
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