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Everest Base Camp Trek


The Success of climbing to the top of the world starts at Everest Base Camp and trekking to this magical starting point is a dream come true for thousands of visitors entering Nepal. Trekkers start from the rich heritage of Kathmandu and take a flight to Lukla (Tenzing Hilary Airport) to enter the beautiful Khumbu region, this is where the journey begins.

During the voyage, you will be exploring the beautiful scenery of the Khumbu region of Nepal which lies under Sagarmatha National Park. Discovering the wildlife and emerging from the culture and lifestyle of Sherpa to walking on a tough and rugged Himalayan terrain, you will uncover the mystery of nature and its relation with humans in one place.

You will be crossing numerous suspension bridges and wooden flanks on the way and stuck in the traffic of the yaks with the soothing music of their bells. The glowing mountain range shines and calls you closer as Gumbas (Monasteries) and Chhortens will provide you with a wonderful spirituality. The culture and customs of Sherpa and their warm hospitality will be your home during the trekking days. With these incredible moments, you will suddenly realize that you have reached Everest Base Camp at 5346 meters trekking through the alpine terrain. One of the most beautiful moments of the journey is reaching Kalapatthar at 5550 meters, which offers the best view of Mount Everest (8848 meters), Lhotse (8516 meters), and Nuptse (7861 meters).

Trails on your Everest Base Camp route are organized and well-marked nowadays, we can see the numbers of the crew moving to base camp and coming back from there. This trek is not just about the view of Mount Everest, equally beautiful Ama Dablam (6812 meters), Makalu (8481 meters), Cho Oyu (8188 meters), Thamserku (6608 meters), Pumori (7161 meters), and more keep you engaged.

Getting in and Away

The typical route for getting in and away from the Khumbu region involves:

Option 1

Step 01 Fly from Kathmandu to Lukla (Tenzing-Hillary Airport).

Step 02 Begin the trek from Lukla to Everest Base Camp.

Step 03 Retrace your steps back to Lukla.

Step 04 Fly from Lukla back to Kathmandu.

Option 2

Step 01 Drive to Jiri and trek for a few days to reach Namche Bazaar.

Step 02 Follow the route to Everest Base Camp.

Step 03 Retrace your steps back to Lukla.

Step 04 Fly from Lukla back to Kathmandu.

Keep in mind that flight schedules and availability are subject to weather conditions, so it's essential to remain flexible and prepared for possible changes to your travel plans.

What to Expect while trekking to Everest Base Camp

Himal Reisen has completed more than a hundred successful trekking campaigns with a trained and active local guide from the Himalayas. they will assist you in every step of your 14 days trek leading to Everest Base Camp. We will arrange a porter for 2 pax and they will carry 10 to 12 Kg of your backpack. Our team assures you have wonderful service and hospitality and provide everything included in the package.

Looking back at history trekking in Khumbu was challenging and active adventure enthusiasts have to hike for several days to find a way to reach Everest Base Camp (EBC), carrying lots of equipment, Food, and camping arrangements with the instance of Sherpa Guides.

Now, there are hundreds of Tea Houses and Lodges in the Khumbu region providing great hospitality for trekkers for a comfortable journey to EBC, these accommodation providers will arrange all of the meals that work best for your appetite.

The weather during your trekking days to Everest Base Camp changes frequently, it is not guaranteed that you will see a clear view of the Mountains and surrounding. You will experience several weather conditions each day. Morning and night can be too cold as a day can be extremely warm. Sometimes the climate might not be in your favor. To avoid this one of the best practices is to choose the right season and time.

Is this trek appropriate for you?

Suitable for enthusiasts with a spirit of adventure, there are not any criteria to join Everest Base Camp Trek. Experience, preparation, and information are key to the high-altitude trek. If you are among someone consistent with physical strength and hiking, or traveling around you will experience a mediocre difficulty. The average person can perform a minimum preparation and achieve the journey however those who do not have experience have to carry some weight on their back and train well. This trek has recorded kids and older people complete due to their confidence and focused preparation.

For those with health issues such as Asthma, Low pressure, breathing issues, or any critical health conditions, we suggest taking guidance from family doctors to ensure you can safely complete the trek to Everest Base Camp.

Tips to Prepare for your trekking

It is a modest yet extensive process to prepare for your trek, as Everest Base Camp is a difficult journey and takes longer days to complete one must start training at least 4 months before the departure date.

First of all, it depends upon your physical strength, if you are a gym guy or athlete, or continuously exercising and performing any activities like morning or evening walks, cycling, etc. this trek is going to be easy for you, and focusing on mental preparation and some breathing exercise and yoga can almost get you prepared. If you are not continuously focused on these activities, you have to perform any of them regularly.

One of the best ways to train ready for the Everest region is to hike a nearby altitude, you can check the highest point nearby your location and carry a backpack of more than 5 kilograms and join the trail. If you do this weekly, you will be ahead prepared than your fellow travelers, and reaching base camp can be way easier than you think.

  • Majestic View of Mount Everest
  • Thrilling Lukla Airport
  • Namche Bazaar, a hub of Everest
  • Khumbu Glacier
  • Everest Base Camp
  • Beautiful Monasteries
  • Authentic Sherpa Culture and friendly natives


Upon your arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu, you will be greeted by a representative who will assist you with the transfer to your hotel. You can spend the rest of the day exploring the vibrant streets of Kathmandu and sopping in the local culture. The welcome dinner is organized, guides are introduce. Overnight in hotel

  • Max Altitude:1,400 m
  • Accommodation:Hotel
  • Meals:Dinner

After an early morning breakfast, we will head towards Domestic Airport for the flight to Lukla. It is about 35 mintues of flight one of the world's most thrilling airports due to its short and uphill runway. From Lukla, you'll start your trek by descending towards the Dudh Koshi River and follow the trail to Phakding, a small village located at an altitude of approximately 2,610 meters. There are numerous stupas and manes on the trail which is believe to bring good luck. The trek is relatively easy and serves as a warm-up for the upcoming days.

  • Max Altitude:2,860 m
  • Accommodation:Tea House
  • Time:3-4 hours
  • Meals:Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Continuing along the banks of the Dudh Koshi River, you'll enter Sagarmatha National Park. The trail includes several suspension bridges adorned with prayer flags and offers stunning views of the surrounding mountains, including Thamserku (6,608 meters) and Everest (8,848 meters). After a challenging ascent, you'll reach Namche Bazaar, a bustling Sherpa town and the main gateway to the Khumbu region. Namche Bazaar is situated at an elevation of around 3,440 meters and serves as an acclimatization stop.

  • Accommodation:Tea House
  • Time:5-6 hours
  • Meals:Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

This day is dedicated to acclimatization in Namche Bazaar. Since gaining altitude too quickly can lead to altitude sickness, it is crucial to allow your body to adjust. You can spend the day exploring the town, visiting the Sherpa Museum, or taking a short hike to the nearby villages and viewpoints for stunning mountain vistas.

  • Accommodation:Tea House
  • Meals:Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

The trail descends through rhododendron forests and crosses the Dudh Koshi River. You'll then climb up to Tengboche, a picturesque village famous for its monastery, Tengboche Monastery. The monastery offers panoramic views of mountains, including Ama Dablam (6,812 meters) and Everest (8,848 meters). The tranquil ambiance of Tengboche makes it a memorable stop along the trek.

  • Accommodation:Tea House
  • Time:3-4 hours
  • Meals:Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Continuing the trek, you'll descend through forests and cross the Imja Khola River. The trail then leads you to Dingboche, a small village situated at an altitude of approximately 4,410 meters. Dingboche offers breathtaking views of Lhotse (8,516 meters) and the stunning Ama Dablam. Here, you'll have another acclimatization day to help your body adjust to the increasing altitude.

  • Accommodation:Tea House
  • Time:6-7 hours
  • Meals:Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Another day is dedicated to acclimatization in Dingboche. You can take short hikes to nearby viewpoints, such as Nangkartshang Peak, which offers panoramic views of the surrounding peaks and the Imja Valley. Utilize this day to relax, explore the village, and acclimatize before the challenging ascent to higher altitudes.

  • Accommodation:Tea House
  • Meals:Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

The trail gradually ascends through alpine landscapes, passing memorials for climbers who lost their lives on Everest. You'll reach Lobuche, a small settlement located at an altitude of approximately 4,940 meters. Lobuche provides stunning views of Nuptse (7,861 meters) and other neighboring peaks.

  • Accommodation:Tea House
  • Time:5-6 hours
  • Meals:Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

This is a significant day as you trek to Gorak Shep, the last settlement before Everest Base Camp. From Gorak Shep, you'll continue the trek to Everest Base Camp, located at an altitude of around 5,364 meters. The trail is challenging, but the sense of accomplishment upon reaching the base camp and witnessing the majestic presence of Everest is unparalleled. After spending some time at the base camp, you'll trek back to Gorak Shep for an overnight stay.

  • Accommodation:Tea House
  • Time:6-7 hours
  • Meals:Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Early in the morning, you'll embark on a hike to Kalapathar, a renowned vantage point offering breathtaking panoramic views of the Himalayan giants, including Mount Everest, Nuptse, and Pumori. After soaking in the majestic sunrise views, you'll descend to Pheriche, a small village situated at an altitude of approximately 4,240 meters.

  • Accommodation:Tea House
  • Time:5-6 hours
  • Meals:Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Leaving Pheriche, you'll retrace your steps back to Namche Bazaar. The trail descends through beautiful landscapes, passing by villages, rhododendron forests, and crossing suspension bridges. Upon reaching Namche Bazaar, you can take a well-deserved rest and celebrate the successful completion of your trek.

  • Accommodation:Tea House
  • Time:5-6 hours
  • Meals:Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Continuing the descent, you'll trek back to Lukla. The trail gradually descends, offering a mix of terraced fields, forests, and charming Sherpa villages. It's a bittersweet moment as you bid farewell to the mountains and the stunning Khumbu region.

  • Max Altitude:3,440 m
  • Accommodation:Tea House
  • Time:7-8 hours
  • Meals:Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

In the morning, you'll take a scenic flight from Lukla to Kathmandu. Upon arrival in Kathmandu, you can rest and reflect on your incredible journey. You may choose to explore more of the city, do some souvenir shopping, or simply relax and indulge in Nepalese cuisine.

  • Max Altitude:1,400 m
  • Accommodation:Hotel
  • Time:1-2 hours
  • Meals:Breakfast

On the final day of your itinerary, you'll be transferred to the airport for your departure. A representative will assist you with the check-out process and ensure your smooth departure. You can bid farewell to Nepal with memories of an unforgettable Everest Base Camp trek.

  • Max Altitude:1,400 m
  • Accommodation:N/A
  • Time:N/A
  • Meals:Breakfast

Please note that this is just a brief outline of the first few days of the Everest Base Camp trek. The entire trek usually takes around 12-14 days, depending on various factors such as the chosen route, weather conditions, and individual trekking pace. It's essential to consult with a local trekking agency or experienced guide for a detailed and customized itinerary based on your preferences and physical fitness.

Route Map

Cost Details

  • All Ground Transportation by Private Vehicle
  • Airport to Airport Transfer in Private Vehicle
  • 3 Night accommodation in Kathmandu on BB Basis in 3-Star category Hotel
  • Guided Kathmandu Heritage sites 
  • Three times meals (breakfast, lunch, and Dinner) during the trek
  • Best available accommodation in Tea House Lodge on a twin-sharing basis during the trek.
  • Highly Experienced and Certified Guide and porter (1 porter for every two trekkers)
  • Trekking Guide and Porter Salary, Food, Accommodation, and Insurance
  • Flight Ticket (Kathmandu – Lukla – Kathmandu)
  • All entrance fees and taxes including Airport Tax
  • Sagarmatha National Park Fees
  • TIMS (Trekkers Information Management System)
  • All Government Taxes and Services Charges
  • Sleeping Bag
  • Duffle bag by Himal Reisen
  • First Aid Medical Kit
  • Meals (Lunch and Dinner in Kathmandu) are not listed in the itinerary.
  • Travel Insurance
  • International Flight Tickets
  • Nepal Entry Visa fee (Nepal entry Visa can be taken upon your arrival in Tribhuwan International Airport, Single entry Visa fee cost USD 30 for 15 days, USD 50 for 30 days, and USD 125 for 90 days), For Arrival Visa you are requested two Passport size photograph
  • Soft Drinks including water and other beverage not listed in the itinerary
  • Snacks and tea/coffee
  • Personal expenses like bar bills, laundry, and others
  • Hot Showers except in Phakding, Namche, and Lukla
  • Personal Trekking Gears
  • Internet, Phone calls
  • Tips for Staffs
Useful Information

Food and Accommodation

Food and accommodation along the Everest Base Camp Trek are available in teahouses or lodges that are scattered along the trail.It's important to note that accommodation and food options become more basic and limited as you ascend to higher altitudes. It's advisable to carry some snacks, energy bars, and water purification tablets with you in case of emergencies or when options are limited. , while the facilities may be basic, teahouses and lodges along the Everest Base Camp Trek provide a comfortable and convenient option for trekkers to rest, refuel, and recharge before continuing their journey to reach Everest Base Camp.

Acclimatization during the trek

Acclimatization is a crucial aspect of the Everest Base Camp Trek to ensure your body adjusts to the increasing altitude and reduces the risk of altitude sickness. Remember that acclimatization is a gradual process, and everyone's body reacts differently to high altitudes. It's important to listen to your body, be aware of any symptoms, and prioritize your health and safety. By allowing your body adequate time to adjust and following proper acclimatization practices, you can increase your chances of successfully reaching Everest Base Camp while minimizing the risk of altitude-related illnesses.

Lukla Flight information

Lukla Airport, officially known as Tenzing-Hillary Airport, is the gateway to the Everest region and serves as the starting point for the Everest Base Camp Trek. Here's some information regarding Lukla flights:

  1. Flight Duration
  2. Airlines
  3. Flight Schedule
  4. Flight Booking
  5. Check-In and Luggage
  6. Scenic Flight
  7. Lukla Airport

It's important to stay flexible and patient when it comes to Lukla flights as weather conditions can change rapidly in the mountains. It's advisable to keep a buffer day or two in your itinerary to account for potential flight delays or cancellations. Communication with your trekking agency or guide is crucial for updates and alternative arrangements if needed.



  • The Everest Base Camp is the starting point for climbers attempting to summit Mount Everest, the highest peak in the world. It is located in the Khumbu region of Nepal at an elevation of approximately 5,364 meters (17,598 feet) above sea level. The Base Camp serves as a temporary settlement for climbers and their support teams during their preparation and acclimatization before attempting the ascent.

  • The duration to reach Everest Base Camp depends on various factors, including the route taken and the physical fitness of the individual. On average, it takes about 10 to 14 days to trek to Everest Base Camp from Lukla, the nearest airport. This estimate includes rest days for acclimatization along the way. However, it's important to note that the trek can be physically challenging due to the high altitude and rugged terrain.

  • The best time to visit Everest Base Camp is during the pre-monsoon (spring) and post-monsoon (autumn) seasons. The months of April to May and September to November generally offer favorable weather conditions with clear skies and stable temperatures. During these periods, the visibility is better, and the trails are less prone to rain, snow, and falls. It's important to avoid the winter months (December to February) due to extremely cold temperatures and the monsoon season (June to August) when heavy rainfall and cloudy conditions are common.

  • No, you do not need prior climbing experience to visit Everest Base Camp. The trek to the base camp is a challenging hike rather than a technical climb. However, it does require a good level of physical fitness and stamina as you will be trekking at high altitudes for multiple days. It's recommended to engage in preparatory training and cardiovascular exercises before undertaking the trek. Additionally, hiring an experienced guide and being part of a guided trek can greatly enhance your safety and overall experience.

  • To trek to Everest Base Camp, you will need two main permits: the Sagarmatha National Park Entry Permit and the Khumbu Pasang Lhamu Rural Municipality Entry Permit (also known as the TIMS card). These permits can be obtained in Kathmandu or the town of Lukla before starting the trek. The fees for these permits contribute to the conservation and maintenance of the region. It's important to carry these permits with you at all times during the trek, as they may be checked at various checkpoints along the way.

  • Yes, altitude sickness, also known as acute mountain sickness (AMS), is a concern while trekking to Everest Base Camp. The high altitude and rapid ascent increase the risk of AMS. It's important to acclimatize properly by taking rest days at certain intervals, staying hydrated, and mounting gradually. Familiarize yourself with the symptoms of AMS, such as headache, nausea, dizziness, and shortness of breath, and descend to a lower altitude if symptoms worsen. It's advisable to consult with a doctor before undertaking the trek and to have travel insurance that covers high-altitude treks.

Client Reviews

  • Incredible Service to the roof of world

    The Everest Base Camp Trek was an absolute adventure of a lifetime. The journey to the roof of the world was filled with breathtaking vistas and awe-inspiring landscapes. Standing at Everest Base Camp itself was a surreal moment that I will cherish forever. The Sherpa culture and the warm hospitality of the locals added a beautiful cultural touch to the entire experience.

    Paul HenryArgentina,Jun 2023