Everest Base Camp Trek

14 Days

The Everest Base Camp is certainly one of the most visited trekking routes in the world. This popular trek has been on the bucket list of several trekkers from all over the world and would it not be? You will be at the foothill of the highest mountain in the world – Mount Everest or locally called Sagarmatha.

This trek is challenging and it involves 9 days of walking through spectacular trails and accompanied by an amazing view of the mountains.

The highest altitude of the trek is 5545 meters at Kala Patthar. This is certainly going to be challenging but challenges are what adventurous people live for. The slippery snowy paths and steep descend will certainly make this trek an adventurous one.

The flight from Kathmandu to Lukla is a very exciting one. The Tenzing-Hillary airport also dubbed as one of the most dangerous airports will blow your mind away. This unique airport is the gateway to the famous Everest trail.

We enter the Sagarmatha National Park and continue our journey through beautiful forests and witness spectacular views of the landscapes.

Namche is one of the most exciting towns in this trek. Enjoy the unique vibe of this town before you head up further on the trail. The Tengboche Monastery is another important place on this trail. Experience the wonderful Buddhist culture of the region up close.

The friendly and hospitable nature of the Sherpas will certainly win you over. Also, enjoy the magnificent views of Kwangde, Nuptse, Lhotse, Kantega, Ama Dablam and Everest among many others.

This trek is one of the best and it will certainly not let your expectations down.

Everest Base Camp Trek Highlights

  • Getting to the base of the highest mountain in the world.
  • The unique and vibrant ambiance of Namche Bazaar.
  • Reaching the highest point of the trek – Kala Patthar at an altitude of 5545 meters.
  • Visiting the Tengboche monastery.
  • Get an understanding of the lives of the Sherpas.
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Our representatives will be there at the airport and after you arrive we will take you to your hotel where you can rest. Later in the evening, you can go to the famous tourist hub, Thamel where you can enjoy local cuisine.

On the second day, we will head to Lukla. Lukla airport has been dubbed as one of the most dangerous airports in the world. This airport is certainly one of its kind as it is situated between a hill and a cliff with a short landing strip. The total duration of the flight is 30 minutes.

We will enjoy our breakfast in Lukla and then head to Phakding. On this day, we will walk a total of 3 hours and spend the night in Phakding(2652 m). On our way to Phakding, we will pass through Chheplung village. We will cross the Thado Koshi river and a suspension bridge.

On the third day, the trail will take us through the Dudh Koshi valley. We will be crossing the Dudhkoshi river a total of 5 times. Crossing the suspension bridges is quite fun and for most, it is for the first time. After ascending for some time, we will reach Jorsale which is the entry point for Sagarmatha National Park. Our permits will get approved here. After few hours of walking, we will reach Namche.

Namche is one of the busiest towns in this region. It is filled with restaurants and pubs and its vibrancy will certainly be a unique experience for you.

On the fourth day, we will be staying in Namche to let our body adapt to the changes in altitude as well as the weather. This will help prevent altitude sickness.

During this day, we can explore Namche and go around the town. We can head to Khunde or Khumjung villages. You can also opt to stay in Namche and rest because we have a lot of walking to do for the rest of the trip. Namche is located at an altitude of 3500 meters. We spend the night in Namche.

We will leave early in the morning and walk until we join the trail from Khumjung. On our way, we will spot a collection of Mani stones on the trails. We will also see the Mount Everest and Ama Dablam.

The trail will take us through Sanasa and Phunkithanga and then an upward trail will take us to Tengboche monastery, situated at an altitude of 3870 meters. From Tengboche, we will witness the majestic view of Everest, Kwangde, Nuptse, Lhotse, Ama Dablam, Kantega, Thamserku, and many others mountains. We will walk a total of 5-6 hours and spend the night in Tengboche.

The trail from Tengboche to Dingboche is seriously challenging and will take a total of about 5 hours. We will walk through the forest trails and cross the legendary Imja Khola and reach the village of Pangboche. We will then cross a pasture land and finally reach Dingboche. From here we can enjoy the spectacular view of the mountains as Dingboche is situated at an altitude of 4400 meters. We spend the night here.

It is necessary to rest in Dingboche as the altitude is rapidly increasing. We will give our body a well-deserved rest as we need to recuperate.

On this day, we can take a short hike up to Chhukung. This place offers a spectacular view of the mountains. One thing you should not miss is the view of the eastern face of Ama Dablam.

We stay for the night in Dingboche.

The trail has a gentle climb early on and a steep one until we reach Thugla, located at an altitude of 4600 meters. We will cross pasture lands and reach a Trekkers’ Aid Post in Pheriche(4240m).

Then, the trail takes an upward path until we reach Lobuche situated at an elevation of 4900 meters. The total duration of walking on this day is about 6 hours. We rest here for the night.

On the 9th day, we will leave Lobuche early in the morning. The trail initially is easy but gets challenging in the later stages. We will witness a spectacular view of the mountain ranges and the challenging trail will finally take us to Gorak Shep at an altitude of 5160 meters.

This day gets even better as we head towards Everest Base Camp. We will walk along the ridge of Khumbu Glacier. The view of the mountains gets better as we reach the base of the highest mountain in the world.

From here, we will observe Khumbu glacier, Khumbu icefall and the crevasses that the climbers have to encounter. The Base Camp is located at a mind-blowing elevation of 5360 meters. We then make our return journey to Gorakshep. The total duration of our adventure on this day will be about 7 hours.

On the tenth day, we will be reaching the highest point of the trek - Kala Patthar. It is situated at an altitude of 5545 meters. It will take 2-3 hours to get to Kala Patthar. From here you can enjoy the surreal view of the mountains. It is from here that most scenic pictures of Mount Everest are taken.

After this, we head back to Gorak Shep for lunch and move further down to Pheriche where we will rest for the night. On this day, we will walk for a total of 8 hours.

We will start our return journey. The altitude starts decreasing as we head down. We will retrace our step back via the Tengboche Monastery. We will reach Namche after walking for a total of 5-6 hours. We rest in Namche for the night.

This will be the last day of walking for us. After an early breakfast in Namche, we will head down to Lukla. We will pass through Jorsalle, a checkpoint of Sagarmatha National Park. We will have our luck in Phakding and continue our journey. We reach Lukla after walking for about 7 hours. Make sure you thank the porters for their help.

We will take an early flight from Lukla which will take about 35 minutes. Enjoy the spectacular view of the mountain ranges.

When we reach Kathmandu we can head to the cultural hubs of the city. You can do your souvenir shopping. We enjoy the night in Thamel accompanied by good food and music.

Our representatives will drop you at the airport. Share your wonderful memories of Nepal with your friends and family.

Also, we would be honored to be at your service if you feel like extending your stay in Nepal. We have several other tour packages you will most certainly enjoy.

Cost included

  • Airport pickups and drops in a private vehicle
  • 3-star hotel accommodation in Kathmandu with breakfast
  • Tea house accommodation during the trek
  • All meals (breakfast, lunch and dinner) during the trek
  • All ground transportation on a comfortable private vehicle as per the itinerary
  • Domestic flights (Kathmandu- Lukla -Kathmandu)
  • An experienced, English-speaking and government-licensed trek leader (trek guide)
  • sleeping bag, trekking poles and duffel bags
  • Staff costs including their salary, insurance, equipment, domestic airfare, food and accommodation
  • Eagle Eye treks and expedition’s t-shirt and trekking map are yours to take
  • All necessary paperwork and trekking permits (National Park Permit, TIMS)
  • Trekking completion certificate
  • Medical kit (carried by your trek leader)
  • All government and local taxes
  • farewell dinners with Nepalese cultural dance

Cost Doesn’t Include

  • Nepalese visa fee
  • Excess baggage charge(s)
  • Extra night accommodation in Kathmandu because of early arrival, late departure, early return from mountain (due to any reason) than the scheduled itinerary
  • Lunch and evening meals in Kathmandu
  • International flights
  • Travel and rescue insurance
  • Personal expenses (phone calls, laundry, bar bills, battery recharge, extra porters, bottle or boiled water, etc.)
  • Tips for guide(s), porter(s) and driver(s) (it is expected)
what is the best season for Everest Base Camp trek?

The best times for trekking in everest base camp are from March to Early May and from September to November. Trekking is possible from December to February and it’s a good time to avoid the crowds but you will need to be prepared for colder temperatures. June to August is the rainy season and we don’t generally recommend trekking. If June to August is the only time you can trek send us an email and we can operate the trip upon your request with special arrangements.

is previous trekking experience necessary for everest base camp trek?

We get a lot of first time trekkers in our groups so even if you don’t have experience you will be in good company. Your fitness level should be such that your comfortable walking all day. Previous, hiking or trekking experience is always a plus.

How difficult is everest base camp trek?

if you can walk 6 hours to 8 hours a day you are already fit in it. tekking in the Everest Region is challenging, but it is a challenge which most people can rise to with some training and determination.

Are there toilet facilities at the tea houses? What opportunities will I have for shower during trekking?

Most of the teahouses on Everest trail have squat toilet facilities, but recently built lodges have western style toilets as well. Nowadays, flush toilets are also being introduced with number of increasing foreign mountaineers each year. It is highly recommended to carry your own toilet paper and other required toiletries.

Hot shower facilities are available till Gorakshep. The most common type is a bucket shower, usually buckets with tap filled with hot water and placed in a shower room. Hot shower costs from USD 3 to 5 per use and the price increases along with the elevation. Attached bathrooms and toilets are not available unless you book for a luxury lodge during the EBC trek.

what kind of accomodation is there during the trek?

We use tea houses for lodging on all of our treks. This is probably the most popular style of trekking and simply involves going from teahouse to teahouse. Teahouses are essentially small hotels found in local villages that offer both a place to sleep as well as home cooked meals. Rooms are typically shared with 2 trekkers per/room. Bathrooms are shared .

can i get seperate room? if yes,how much is the extra cost?

We provide private room in Kathmandu. In some of the villages on the trek, it may be possible to have a private room (no extra cost) and we will do our best to arrange that. However, during busy times of the year there is a limited amount of lodging available in some of the villages so it’s generally impossible to arrange private rooms. This is the case even if you’re willing to pay extra since the tea house owners will not give out a private room if it means someone else goes without a room.

what kind of meal is provided during the trek?

We let trekkers choose a meal and hot drink from the menus at the tea houses. Typical meals include; omelets, toast, boiled eggs, noodle soup, fried rice, macaroni, momo, vegetarian curries, pizza or chowmein. The traditional Nepali Dal Bhat which consists of rice, lentils, and a vegetable is all you can eat and always a good choice. Meat on the mountain is not hygienic and we suggest trekkers stick with vegetarian options.

can i charge electric device on the trek?

you can charge your device at teahouse. they charge an extra fee of usd $1 to $4 per device . the price get higher when you get higher place.

what happen if i get sick or injured during trek?

We take all possible precautions to proactively ensure the safety and wellness of our trekkers, but rest assured that our guides are trained and experienced in dealing with emergencies. If necessary, your guide will utilize your travel insurance information to call a rescue helicopter, and you will be flown to Kathmandu for medical attention.

what happen if my flight from kathmandu or lukla is delayed?

flights between Kathmandu and Lukla are generally reliable but if the weather is not good they can be canceled for the entire day. we suggest that you schedule a couple of extra additional days in case of delays at the end of your trek. If your flight is delayed in Kathmandu we will rebook your flight for the next day. We may also be able to provide an option for a privately chartered helicopter. If you choose to take the helicopter this can cost an additional $500 or more depending on availability and group size. Extra hotel nights ($25) and meals in Kathmandu are not included when flights are delayed . If your flight is delayed from Lukla your are responsible for extra accommodation and meals (approximately $35 per day).

should i tip to guide and porter?

While not mandatory, tipping is customary and always appreciated in Nepal and on our treks. Tipping is a great way to show your appreciation for the team’s hard work and devoted attention to your happiness. We generally suggest a tip of roughly 10% of the cost of the trek divided between guide and porter.

can i get refund if i dont finish my trek?

It’s sometimes the case that trekkers finish ahead of schedule or they end up stopping the trek early for health or personal reasons. If this is the case please understand that we do not offer any refunds for unused days on the trek. Please understand that our costs are the same as we have an obligation to pay our guides and porters for the time they have committed

how much money should i bring along the everest base camp trek?

Our treks are all-inclusive and cover accommodation, food, park fees, permits, and many other costs, as a means of making your adventure as stress-free and convenient as possible.. Travelers generally bring a small amount of pocket money to cover bottled water, snacks, or tea beyond your included meals, souvenirs, tips, or donations to monasteries along the route (if you are inclined to give one). Trekkers find that around $10 to $15 USD a day is reasonable for these extras although if your on a tight budget you can get by with less.

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  1. Everest base camp trek with local agency of Nepal
    iona mckenzie7th February, 2020

    this 14 days trip to everest base camp was my liftime experience of hiking in the foothill of yeti in the himalayas of nepal. eagle eye trek organized everything from day 1 to day 15 perfecly . yes, eagle eye trek and expedition is local agency of nepal made of up local guides and trip manager .
  2. Everest base camp trek in December
    Rezwan Arefin5th February, 2020

    I trekked to everest base camp with the local guide phurbu sherpa . The trip was organized from eagle eye trek . While I was searching for local trekking agency in nepal i found eagle eye trek as best local agency . I also gone through the TripAdvisor review and I build this trust to go with them. Dhiran was very responsive to email before and during the trip. The trek was successfully completed without any hassle. Everything was well organized as per plan. I recommend this agency for everyone who wanted to do trip with Nepal based operator at reasonable price and fruitful service
  3. Everest base camp trek with family
    Vin Balmores22nd January, 2020

    early of november 2019 me and my 2 family member ( wife and 14 years son ) finished the trek to everest base camp with eagle eye trek team. our guide mr.dil was fantastic, all the time . we got the flight to and from lukla on time, our luck favour us. during the trek , our trekking guide assist with all the logistic as well as helped us to find best teahouses with view. i definetly recommend eagleye trek for adventure in himalaya.

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