Overview

Everest Base Camp Trek -14 Days is located in the foothill of the world’s highest mountain, Mt. Everest (8848m). The route leading to Everest Base Camp is simply fascinating. Moreover, the trek also explores the Sagarmatha National Park. Everest base camp is a fantastic opportunity to enjoy the Sherpa habitat and culture.

Apart from Mount Everest (8848m), Everest Base Camp Trek features the Sagarmatha National Park. The park is home to several rare species of plants and wildlife. The trek boasts merry villages like Namche Bazaar, Tengboche, and Dingboche. Likewise, these villages are popular for their distinct Sherpa culture. Besides these, the view of the mountains is always a delight to enjoy.

Everest Base Camp trek has been hyping up so many passionate and enthusiastic adventurous people making it a journey of a lifetime. The journey to the EBC trek itself holds legendary history created by two famous pairs on May 29, 1953. It’s no other than Sir Edmund Hillary and Sir Tenzing Norgay who have paved the way for the future trekkers to the world's tallest mountain “Everest” through EBC which is located in the southern slopes of Nepal. Hillary and Norgay were the ones who stored their supplies at a base of the mountain which was a wise decision and therefore gave birth to  Everest Base Camp. Everest doesn’t stand alone on the land of the Khumbu region, it stoods with other magnificent renowned mountains such as Ama Dablam, Lhotse, Mera peak, Nuptse, Makalu, Island peak and many more. Hence, trekkers got to gaze upon the entire astounding Himalayan ranges en route to EBC.

EBC trek gives the opportunity to have up-close contact with the highest peak. At the beginning and end of your journey, you'll be taking the world’s most thrilling and scenic flight to and from Lukla. These impressive landscapes have many more to offer including alluring glaciers, dazzling peaks, beautiful forests, visit ancient Buddhist monasteries, magnificent lakes, etc. Moreover, you will be introduced to Sherpa cultures, traditions, lifestyles and savour their local cuisine. Sherpas are such adorable people who are renowned for their good hospitality, cheerfulness and humorous nature. Plus, you may get a chance to encounter rare and endangered wild species including Musk deer, Red panda, Snow Leopard, Himalayan Tahrs etc. At the time of spring, the trek route looks inviting as himalayan flowers bloom making your trip vibrant and lively, especially rhododendrons of different colours. You will be climbing the Kalapathar to admire the panoramic views of Everest along with other Himalayas. 

 

Every moment of the trek will leave you feeling out of this world as you will witness the ethereal beauty of the Himalayan Kingdom.

 

Highlights

  • Explore the monasteries in Tengboche and Pangboche
  • Witness the morning sunrise from Kalapatthar
  • A panoramic display of mountains like Mt. Everest (8848m), Lhotse (8516m), Ama Dablam (6856m), and Nuptse (7861m)
  • Adventurous trek through the Sagarmatha National Park

Itinerary

Expand AllCollapse All
Day 1:Arrival in Kathmandu

The journey begins with your arrival at the Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu. Here, our company representative will receive you and take you to the hotel. After you freshen up, you can explore some of the Newari heritage.

  • Accommodation 3 Star Hotel
  • MealsWelcome Dinner
  • Maximum Altitude1,300m

The initial aspect of the journey takes us to Lukla which involves taking a short flight from Kathmandu. The flight provides a thorough display of the mountains of the Everest range. After arriving in Lukla, we shall collect our stuff and then head to Phakding. We need to walk through the Chheplung village and cross the amazing Dudh Koshi River to reach Phakding. Overnight in Phakding.

  • Accommodation Hotel, Guest House
  • MealsBreakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Maximum Altitude2,610m

From Phakding, the trail traverses through the pine forests and later heads north up the Bengkar valley. Along the way, we shall be accompanied by the Dudh Koshi River and we shall pass through Chhuthawa and Monjo. After getting our permits checked in Jorsalle, we shall head on the steep trail to reach Namche Bazar. It is the biggest village in the Everest region and is primarily inhabited by the Sherpas. Overnight in Namche Bazar.

  • Accommodation Hotel, Guest House
  • MealsBreakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Maximum Altitude3,440m

The motive for the day is to not indulge in heavy trekking, but rather spend the day exploring the Namche Bazaar and acclimatizing. You can visit the Khumjung Monastery near the Khumjung village which houses the scalp of a Yeti. You can even dine in the Hotel Everest View which is the hotel at the highest altitude in the world. Overnight in Namche Bazar.

  • Accommodation Hotel, Guest House
  • MealsBreakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Maximum Altitude3,440m

The altitude increases rapidly as we first walk all the way to Sanasa. Trekking along the Imja River, we reach Phunke and slowly head towards the Tengboche village. This village houses the amazing Tengboche Monastery which is the biggest monastery in the Everest region. From the monastery, you can catch jaw-dropping sight of mountains like Mt. Everest (8848m), Ama Dablam (6856m), and Nuptse (7861m). Overnight in Tengboche.

  • Accommodation Hotel, Guest House
  • MealsBreakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Maximum Altitude3,870m

The trail initially descends through the forests decorated with fir and rhododendron. As we trek ahead, we are blessed with views of Lobuche (6119m) and Ama Dablam (6856m). We shall take a breather at Debuche and then cross the Imja River to reach Pangboche. Explore the Pangboche Monastery and then reach Dingboche by crossing the fields of potato and barley. Overnight in Dingboche.

  • Accommodation Hotel, Guest House
  • MealsBreakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Maximum Altitude4,410 m

In order to prepare ourselves for the day ahead, we won't be involved in any sort of trekking bit rather we shall spend the day acclimatizing. We shall climb the Nangkar Tshang Peak (5616m) and observe the majestic Himalayan peaks that rise above the Khumbu valley. Interact with the locals at Dingboche to learn about their Sherpa culture and traditions. Overnight in Dingboche.

  • Accommodation Hotel, Guest House
  • MealsBreakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Maximum Altitude4,410 m

From Dingboche, the trail initially takes us to Thukla and from there, to Pheriche. The trail is pretty steep and slippery so tread carefully. After a while, we shall reach Chupki Lahara and we can even witness the Khumbu Glacier. After crossing the moraine, we arrive at Lobuche which is a small settlement with decent teahouses and small lodges. Overnight in Lobuche.

  • Accommodation Hotel, Guest House
  • MealsBreakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Maximum Altitude4,940m

The trail to Everest Base Camp takes us through glacial paths that meander through narrow slopes. As we head ahead, we reach Gorakshep which comprises small tents. Take a quick break there, and later make your way to the base camp. You can see the upper parts of the Khumbu Glacier and the mighty Mount Everest (8848m) from the base camp. The base camp provides us with picturesque glimpses of mountains like Nuptse (7861m), Khumbutse (6665m), and Pumo Ri (7165m). Overnight in Gorakshep.

  • Accommodation Hotel, Guest House
  • MealsBreakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Maximum Altitude5,364m

The trail for the day takes us to Kalapatthar. To reach there, we must walk through the steep and snowy trail. We reach Kalapatthar in the early morning to catch the glorious sunrise that illuminates mountains like Mt. Everest (8848m), Lhotse (8516m), Cho Oyu (8201m), and Amadablam (6856m); and Nuptse (7861m). After observing the sunrise, we shall head back to Pheriche by retracing our steps. Overnight in Pheriche.

  • Accommodation Hotel, Guest House
  • MealsBreakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Maximum Altitude5,545m

The trail for the day sees a drastic decrease in altitude as it takes us along the hills decorated with rhododendron and juniper. The descent is rapid and we can see pine forests, mountain goats, and pheasants. Along the way, admire the surreal views of mountains like Ama Dablam (6856m), Thamserku (6608m), and Nuptse (7861m). Upon arrival in Namche Bazar, transfer to your hotel. Overnight in Namche Bazaar.

  • Accommodation Hotel, Guest House
  • MealsBreakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Maximum Altitude3,440 m

Our descent continues today as well as we make our way back to Lukla. The downward trail shows us an amazing display of the snow-laden mountains and the Dudh Koshi River shall keep us company. We shall take a quick break at Phakding and later continue the journey until we arrive at Lukla. Overnight in Lukla.

  • Accommodation Hotel, Guest House
  • MealsBreakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Maximum Altitude2,840m

The journey for the day starts with a quick morning snack and catching a quick flight that takes you back to Kathmandu. The flight presents the mesmerizing beauty and allure of the Everest region. Upon arrival in Kathmandu, transfer to your hotel. You can spend the remainder of the day going souvenir hunting in Thamel and Asan. Overnight in Kathmandu.

  • Accommodation 3 Star Hotel
  • MealsBreakfast & Farewell Dinner
  • Maximum Altitude1,300m

It's departure day and our representative will meet you in time to pick you up at your hotel. We will drop you off at the airport before your scheduled flight and wish you good luck in your future endeavors.

  • MealsBreakfast

First of all, the Everest Base Camp Trek starts on the flight to Lukla from Kathmandu. A short trek of about 4-5 hours leads to Phakding (2610 meters). Another day starts the trek to Namche Bazaar (3440 m). Here, a whole day is separated for acclimation and to explore the village.

Likewise, after crossing Lobuche and Gorakshep, the trekkers arrive at the Everest Base Camp at 5346 meters. A slow ascent leads to the highest viewpoint, Kalapatthar (5545 m). At Kalapatthar, you can experience the panoramic view of the great Himalayas. The sheer amount of rocky terrains is astounding and even more beautiful to look at in its snowy glow. The Everest stands out as the most noteworthy natural gift amongst all. The descent to Lukla is comparatively easier and faster.

Cost Details

  • Airport picks up and drop by private vehicle.
  • 4 nights’ accommodation in Kathmandu with bed and breakfast basis.
  • Kathmandu sightseeing by Private guide and private transportation
  • Kathmandu – Lukla – Kathmandu flight fare.
  • All ground transportation by private vehicle.
  • Your standard meals (Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner) during the trekking.
  • All necessary paper works, conservation area, and restricted area entry permits.
  • All accommodations in hotels, lodges/tea houses during the trek.
  • An experienced Government licensed guide and porters.
  • Medical supplies (first aid kit will be available).
  • Farewell dinner with typical Nepali restaurant
  • All government taxes
  • International Airfare
  • Nepal entry visa
  • Personal Expenses
  • Travel and Rescue Insurance
  • Extra accommodation and food charges in Kathmandu
  • Tips and gratitude to the guide, porters and drivers

Dates & Availability

Dates StatusPrice 
Start DateStart: October 09, 2022End DateEnd: October 22, 2022StatusAvailablePriceUS$1300
Start DateStart: October 16, 2022End DateEnd: October 29, 2022StatusAvailablePriceUS$1300
Start DateStart: October 25, 2022End DateEnd: November 07, 2022StatusAvailablePriceUS$1300

Useful Info

Trip Grade: Fitness level and Health 

Everest Base Camp Trek is one of the toughest treks in the Everest region. So, trekkers must be in the good physical condition and mentally strong to be prepared for the challenging trek. For that you have to begin hiking at least once per week during 8 to 12 weeks duration before your trek by carrying a heavy weighted backpack and exercise to train your body by improving cardio endurance, focussing on building strength and stamina. 

Moreover, if trekkers have any previous trekking experience such skills can come in handy as well. In this trek, the difficulties can change depending on weather conditions and various circumstances. The trek routes are demanding as it involves a steep descent and a steep forward trail in the forest and the rocky path as well as long climbs. So, the more vigorous you are, the more gratifying your trek will be.

You will be hiking for 5 to 7 hours a day, depending upon the destination and we will take a small break for meals. Also, admire the beautiful mountain scenery.

We request you to inform us if you have any pre-existing medical conditions related to heart and lung diseases that will lead to a more serious outcome. So, do consult your doctor before planning for this trek.

Safety Precaution for Everest Base Camp

Everest Base Camp Trek has always grabbed the attention of adventurers, mountaineers, thrill-seekers, and rock climbers all around the whole world. The trails are demanding at some point; nevertheless, Eternal Himalaya will make sure to take care of their clients and make them feel secure, comfortable, and safe throughout their journey.

As our guides have undertaken intensive Wilderness First Aid Training.

  • Trek leaders/Guides are very professional in their work and can tackle any difficulties.
  • Carry first aid boxes which contain necessary medication, good quality gloves, masks, sanitizers, bandages etc.
  • Throughout the trek, they will motivate and encourage you.
  • Keep tabs on Food and Accommodation for hygiene.

A typical day on Everest Base Camp Trek

Every day you will encounter a new adventure on the trails of Everest Base Camp trek. You will enjoy the spectacular sceneries, explore new nearby places on the way and take memorable pictures. Moreover, you will be visiting traditional local settlements, historical and religious places.

From start to the end of this trek our friendly and well-trained guides will escort you. They will provide you with all necessary info and historical facts related to the places which you will be visiting.

Our porters will carry the luggage for you. But we recommend you to carry your valuables and important documents in your separate backpack by yourself.

The day will always start with an early morning breakfast. After that, we will pack all our bags and set out on a day trek at around 7 am to 8 am, which depends upon the trek's nature and duration. Then after hiking for three to four hours or more, we will take a break to have lunch, rest for about an hour, and carry on the trek.

Generally, afternoon walks are shorter for about two to three hours. Right after we reach the lodge/teahouse we will fuel our body with dietary food, and explore nearby places.

Dinner will be served between 6 pm to 7 pm. After dinner, you can relax and enjoy yourself by having friendly conversations with your teammates. Then your trekking guide/team leader will give a briefing about the next day's plan. After that, you can go to bed or play some board games or watch whatever is available. 

Accommodation Details During The Trek 

Everest Base Camp trek is 11 days long if we exclude the arrival, preparation, and departure days. For this exhausting journey, we will be staying at the best service providing lodges as much as possible.

In Lukla, Phakding, and Namche (2 nights for an acclimatization rest day ) you will be staying at a guest house/lodge where they have a private room with an attached bathroom. Whereas at Thame, Lumde, Gokyo (2 nights), Zhongba, Lobuche, Chukung, Gorak Shep, Thangnak, Pheriche you will be staying in standard rooms or in dormitory-style rooms in most places. At these places, you will be sharing rooms and bathrooms with other guests.

Most lodges above Namche don't have an attached bathroom but some lodges of Dingboche and Pheriche do have attached toilets but bathrooms are separately built. Before and after the trek you are staying at a hotel in Kathmandu, which is included in the package. During your stay in Kathmandu, you can choose a wide range of hotels of your likings and budgets.

Facilities of wi-fi connection and hot showers are also available for an extra cost during the trek.

Nepal Tourist Visa Info

All foreigners, excluding Indian nationals, will require a visa to enter Nepal. However, European countries can obtain visa-on-arrival at the Tribhuvan International Airport, Ktm, Nepal.

Passport validity is required for at least 6 months and should be beyond the total duration of the trip. Also, require a passport size photo for visa application. The cost of a Nepal Tourist Visa differs according to the number of days it is issued for. Nepal Tourist Visa fee is USD 30 for up to 15 days. For up to 30 days the visa costs USD 50 whereas the visa fee for 90 days costs USD 125. 

Citizens of SAARC and China will receive a free visa. Some countries' citizens may not receive an on-arrival visa and these countries are Ghana, Swaziland, Cameroon, Liberia, Ethiopia, Palestine, Nigeria, Zimbabwe, Somalia, Afghanistan, and Iraq. Therefore, nationals from these countries can contact their local Nepalese embassy.

For more information related to visas search at https://www.immigration.gov.np/

Acclimatization During Everest Base Camp

Namche and Dingboche are the two places where we will be acclimatizing for 2 nights in each place. Trekkers who rapidly ascend to high altitude can suffer from altitude sickness. Altitude sickness can be fatal, hence we cannot skip the acclimatization days.

Our client’s health and safety are our topmost priority. So our guides will frequently keep checking up on your health and provide the necessary treatment for altitude sickness if needed.

If you are in a serious condition, the only cure is for you to descend as soon as possible. For such cases, your group leader has the authority to make the decision whether to continue the trek or descent right away.

Best Time to Visit Everest Base Camp

The weather plays a vital role in executing a successful trek. 

Spring (March-June) and Autumn (September-November) are the most ideal times to trek as the weather conditions are stable during these seasons, the skies are clear and there are very few chances of rain. However, Eternal Himalaya conducts the Everest base camp trek all year round. Even Locals and Adventurers trek on Everest regions throughout the year, if you consider the safety and fewer challenges then you should choose the right time to trek.

As the trek gets more challenging in unfavorable climatic conditions during winter and monsoon, some risk-takers aren’t bothered by bad weather. Trekkers do visit during winters too but make sure to bring extra base layer clothing because it’s extremely cold.

January to February

Especially from early January to February, the temperature is at its coldest mostly at night time with heavy snowfall. As it is considered to be the coldest season. We do not recommend trekking during these months, especially for those who are allergic to colds. In winter there will be limited crowds in general.

The temperature rises and falls between 15°C to -15°C.

March to April

March is the beginning of the Spring season, the weather becomes warm with moderate temperature and various rare and unique Himalayan flowers bloom during this time. It is the busiest trekking season and also one of the best seasons to trek for the Everest Three Passes. At this time, you can enjoy marvelous landscapes such as spectacular views of Himalayan ranges and glaciers.

 The temperature rises and falls between 18°C to -12°C.

May to June

It is also the perfect time to trek before the monsoon season. During the month of May, the days will be longer and the weather becomes sunny and warm while from the end of June till mid-August Nepal will receive rainfall. The spring and summer season makes the trek much more comfortable and enjoyable.

The temperature rises and falls between 25°C to -5°C.

July to August

During this time the rainfall reaches its peak at an altitude below 3500 meters. So, there is a high chance that the flight to and from Lukla may get canceled or delayed by heavy rainfall. Despite these obstacles, you will still meet other trekkers on the trails. Because of heavy rainfall, the flow of the water increases resulting in a stunning view of the waterfall. The Everest Three Passes gets a bit challenging because you have to trek through the rain with limited views, it's probably best to avoid this time but not impossible to visit.

Eternal Himalaya does organize treks in the monsoon season. The temperature rises and drops between 27°C  5°C.

September to October

This is also the most popular season for the Everest Three Passes Trek since the monsoon will come to an end and the sky will be clear with a stable weather conditions. This is the perfect season for those who are looking for an undemanding Everest Three Passes Trek.

The temperature rises up to 20°C in the daytime and falls to 5°C at night.

November to December

Since the winter slowly approaches, snowfall begins and Night gets colder in the Himalayan region which eventually makes the trekking difficult to accomplish. In spite of these difficulties, November still is a busy season. The days are sunny and bright with clear skies to enjoy the awesome views of huge mountains but cold during night time so a sleeping bag is most. 

From December, the weather will be foggy and cloudy. The temperature starts to fall and gets cold, also the heavy snowfall starts.The maximum temperature in the daytime is 18°C and the minimum temperature is -10°C at night. The weather is unpredictable in the Himalayan region so, temperature and weather conditions may change quickly.

Language 

Namaste (hello) and dhanyabad (thankyou) are the two words you generally need. Don’t worry about the language barrier. You will be accompanied by an Eternal Himalaya’s skilled guide whom you can rely on for translating language and to communicate with locals.

Meals During Everest Base Camp

Eternal Himalaya hand-picked the fine lodges/teahouse to serve you nutritious, fresh, hygienic, and delicious food. Lodges and teahouses are scattered throughout the Everest region along the base camp trail. Many of these lodges will provide you with a variety of local traditional and Asian as well as western cuisine. But as you climb higher, the menu in high-altitude lodges has limited options and the cost of food increases along with the altitude. However, food is far more plentiful than you can imagine on the way to three pass treks. They served hot meals and beverages too. We highly recommend you keep your body hydrated throughout the trek, it will prevent you from altitude sickness. You can take a lot of liquids in the form of tea (hot lemon tea, ginger tea, green tea) and soup (especially garlic soup).

Avoid intake of alcoholic drinks, dairy items, hot chocolates, and caffeinated items during the trek.

The lodge’s menu consists of both veg and non-veg items. Despite the availability of meat items in trekking regions, we do not recommend them for you all. Since the meat in these regions is not hygienic enough to consume, it's better to eat fresh vegetables (veg items) throughout the trek.

Electricity for recharge and drinking water facilities on the trek 

Many of the Lodges throughout the Everest region will provide you the electricity to recharge your phone, camera, or any electronic devices and batteries for a minimal service charge.

In the course of trekking, pure drinking water is very essential. Nonstop, your body will be in desperate need of water to resist the effect of altitude sickness and dehydration. If you are looking for purified drinking water, boiling water is the best solution. The lodges and tea houses also sold boiled water, you can refill your water bottle with the boiled water at an extra cost per liter. There are other ways to filter your water too, by simply filling water from taps and using a water purifying tablets or drops, portable water filter gadgets or bottles, etc for free of cost.

Our Eternal Himalaya guide can provide you with water purification tablets in case you need them. Although there are many ways to get access to clean drinking water, the most effective one is through boiling. You can also buy mineral water from local shops and lodges on the way.

Do not drink untreated water directly from the taps, rivers, wells, or any water resources in the Everest region because it can cause diarrhea and illness.

ATM / Money Exchange 

Most of the foreign currency can be exchanged through a local bank and legitimate money exchangers found around Kathmandu and Thamel area.

Ongoing exchange rates of all foreign currency are displayed by the legal money exchangers for the public. Please be informed that in Nepal Indian currency of INR (Indian Rupees) 100 and INR 2000 notes are only used. Eternal Himal also accepts foreign currency as a payment.

ATMs are available all over Kathmandu but the best place to go for ATM is around Thamel area of Kathmandu. You can withdraw cash in Nepali rupees only. The maximum withdrawal amount limit is often between around NPR 10,000 and NPR 30,000 (approximately between USD 100 and USD 340) if you use a foreign card. Also, most ATMs charge a fee per transaction for their usage. Many ATMs are open 24/7. If you exchange money through banks and financial institutions, they will charge a service fee of about 4% or more. 

There are some ATMs available in Lukla and Namche Bazaar (Everest Base Camp route). However, they are not reliable. There are chances these ATMs might not work. We recommend that travelers exchange their money in Kathmandu to avoid any inconvenience while trekking. In the Himalayan region, 95% of places don’t accept cards and only accept Nepalese currency by the local owner and shopkeeper. So, bring a sufficient amount of cash and ensure to bring enough money for your personal expense requirement.

Please ensure that you have clean, new notes for money exchange because most established banks in Asia do not accept torn, old or faded foreign currency notes.

Hot shower and Laundry service on the Everest Base Camp Trek

Hot shower facilities are available throughout the Everest region lodges but you have to pay extra for it. Travelers can get a hot shower facility up to Gorak Shep village which is close to Everest base camp. Most of the places have a gas geyser for a hot shower in the bathroom.  At some places, they will provide you with a bucket full of hot water known as a bucket shower. Generally, at high altitude lodges, bathrooms are outside and shared by other guests too. Above Namche, you won’t get proper running water because the water pipeline will freeze because of cold temperatures. A hot shower for one person can cost between US$ 4 to 15 peruse. The cost of a hot shower increases on the basis of the height of the place.

Lodges do provide laundry services but are only available till the Namche bazaar. Above  Namche Bazaar there is no laundry service provided by the lodges. So, self-hand washing is the only solution. Travelers can wash their clothes in the sink of a lodge where they are staying. They can either wash the clothes near local taps. 

Travel Insurance for Everest Base Camp Trek

Everest Base Camp Trek is full of adventure and along the way your journey gets exciting and a bit challenging. With these great adventures and challenges come potential risk factors such as altitude sickness, other unforeseen events, sudden climate change, natural disasters like avalanches, etc. The risks involved during trekking are unpredictable, so it’s better to have travel insurance ready prior to booking the trek. All the trekkers are required to provide a copy of their complete travel insurance policy to Eternal Himalaya. The policy of the travel insurance must cover emergency medical and medical repatriation - including helicopter rescue and evacuation expenses at high altitudes (up to 6,000m).

Eternal Himalaya does not sell insurance policies. However, we can recommend insurance companies to assist you based on your (client’s) experiences.

Our clients must send their detailed insurance information after booking the trek. In case of emergencies, Eternal Himalaya will use your insurance policy and information documents to deploy a helicopter to bring you back safely from high altitude. These travel insurance documents help us to quickly arrange rescue operations effectively, transfer for emergency medical help, etc. Please make sure to check whether your insurance policy includes the cost of mountain rescue service while trekking at the highest elevation. Before buying travel insurance, the clients must call and recheck to ensure that insurance companies have helicopter rescue and evacuation up to 6000m. Don't trust what insurance companies have shown on their websites.

WI-FI / Internet services and Communication during the trek 

Normally, once you get above Namche Bazaar it will be hard to get free wi-fi services. However, you can buy a card from the stores and lodges with passcodes accessing the “EVEREST LINK” wi-fi network but these cards may not be available in some stores and lodges. These cards could cost a lot and are an expensive way to get wireless internet.

Mostly, lodges turn off the electricity at night after a certain time so, you won’t be able to use wi-fi at its fullest. So, be sure to buy a card ahead of time. 

The best option for the trekkers is to purchase a Ncell SIM card and data bundle in Kathmandu. It will provide you with reliable connectivity almost everywhere you go. For safety purposes, it's better to use phones at high altitudes. The phone signal depends on the network of the area which may or may not be strong enough. Eternal Himalaya will be in contact with the trek leader of the trekking team almost every day and keep tabs on the trekking updates. 

Extra personal expenses during the Everest Base Camp Trek

During your stay in Kathmandu, accommodation with a bed and breakfast basis for four nights is covered by the package but clients will be required to pay for lunch and dinner by themselves.

Although the package covers the cost of standard meals (Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner with beverage per cup ) while trekking, you will need to pay the price for extra snacks and beverages - cold drinks, wine, tea, coffee, mineral water, etc. Tips for guides and porters are also excluded from the package. If you want to tip them for the good service you can but separately through your personal expenses. Besides that, clients will require money for international airfare, Nepal tourist visa fee, and travel insurance.

In the trekking region only Nepali currency is accepted by the local vendors, so bring your foreign currency and change it into Rupees in Kathmandu. We advise you to bring enough cash (Nepali Rupees) for your personal expenses while trekking because while trekking, you will need money even for basic facilities such as a hot shower, recharge, wifi, and boiling water for drinking.

Trekking in Group/Single 

Our company arranges both private as well as group treks. Group discounts availability is dependent on the number of team members. For better clarity please do visit the price list.

We can manage group of different sizes. If your group has more than 10 team members you will need an assistant guide to handle the large group. Normally, the group consists of a team leader (guide), one porter for two trekkers, and an assistant guide for a group of more than 10 trekkers. According to our company policies, the group which consists of more than 5 trekkers for the trek is eligible for a group discount. The bigger the size of your team is, the lower will be the cost.

Please note that you are required to pay an additional price for the assistant guide.

Immunization Certificate 

Foreign Nationals clients including natives (Nepalese) are required to submit the immunization certificate of Covid-19 vaccination. We care for our client’s safety and well-being. It’s a humble request to all our valuable clients to submit a Covid-19 Vaccination Certificate because of the rising covid cases. 

Please be informed that it is mandatory for everyone to submit the Covid- 19 immunization certificate. We request you to inform us if you have any pre-existing medical conditions related to heart and lung diseases that will lead to a more serious outcome. So do consult your doctor before planning for this trek.

Responsible Everest Base Camp Trek

Eternal Himalaya has been collaborating with Kathmandu Environmental Education Project (KEEP) to reduce the negative impacts associated with environmental degradation. We are eco-conscious about the growing environmental pollution of the Khumbu region. We organize safe and ecologically sustainable treks by providing education, methods and raising awareness in order to protect the unique ecosystem of our country.

Eternal Himalaya Hiking Team 

Our expert guides will escort you throughout the trek with the aim of making your journey enjoyable and comfortable. Every single guide of our company is well experienced, trained, and licensed. They have been climbing and trekking by leading a group for many years.

All of our crew members have what it takes to lead a successful trek. We value our staff members and take good care of them. Each staff member is provided with good payment, insurance coverage, necessary equipment, gear, meals, transportation, and accommodation during the trek. Medical care is also provided by us in case of an injury and illness.

Our crew members' qualities are:

  • Excellent interacting skills and fluency in English and other major languages)
  • A certified Trekking Guide
  • Knowledgeable about the facts and keep track of weather forecast
  • Well trained in Rock climbing
  • Undertook the Biodiversity and Conservation course
  • Wilderness First Aid Training

How much luggage can I take during Everest Base Camp Trek?

The weight limit of the luggage is 9 kg per trekker. We abstained from carrying more than 18kg by our porter because one porter carried two trekker’s luggage at the same time. If you want to bring more luggage with you, we can arrange an extra porter for that. We request trekkers to carry their essential documents and valuables in a separate personal daypack.

Eternal Himalaya provides storing facilities for your excess luggage for free.

Before starting the trek we will recheck all equipment, gear, and essentials during a briefing to reassure and verify everything for your convenience.

Tipping in Nepal 

Travelers can reward with tips at their own discretion on the basis of the quality of services provided by them. As a part of our Nepali culture, Nepalese people accept tips as a way to express their appreciation.

Due to western influence in the trekking sector, trekking staff such as porters and guides have become accustomed to expecting a tip from clients. If you’ve had good service and a wonderful experience during the trip and want to tip our porters and guides, we recommend giving tips collectively as a group at the end of the trip.

Safe Booking Payment Gateway 

Eternal Himalaya Adventure Pvt. Ltd is a well-certified trek and tour company in Nepal also, a member of the Nepal Mountaineering Association (NMA) and the Trekking Agency Association of  Nepal (TAAN). Therefore, you can safely book and pay with us for your preferred trip package without any doubt.

To book a trip first and foremost you have to fill up a booking application form then while booking you are required to pay 20% (non-refundable) in advance for booking confirmation before the trip. Please note that you must send all necessary documents such as passport size photos, passport copy, travel insurance policy, arrival and departure flight details within a week after booking.

The convenient and safe ways to pay are through bank transfer and online payment. The remaining cost of the trek can be paid in cash or by bank transfer before the beginning of the trek. Moreover, we will also forward the payment details in your email and vice versa. While filling out the booking application form, the clients must mention the details about modes of payment clearly and should provide all the required details about the credit card.

Last-minute booking on Everest Base Camp Trek

Advance booking is the best way to execute the whole trip without any hassle. However, Eternal Himalaya does provide a last-minute booking facility for those who are unable to book in advance. For this clients are required to pay 100% of the trip cost within 24hrs before the trip departure.

In case of last-minute booking, we cannot be responsible for the delays because of the events which are beyond our control, such as weather change, unavailability of lodges and other unfavorable conditions which leads to trip delay and flight cancellation. Despite these unfavorable circumstances we do our best to manage a trek at any time.

For more information, call us at +977 9851254672 (Ram Sharan) or email us.

Trip extension 

If you want to stay a couple of days extra in Nepal, after completing your trek. We recommend you to use your spare time exploring Kathmandu valley and neighboring places. We can provide you with a lot of options such as enjoying adventure activities - Bungee jumping, rafting, zip-flyer, cycling, and paragliding. 

Feedback 

You may want to give us feedback about our services after completing your trek. Please feel free to react and comment whether it is a positive or negative response we will take it as constructive criticism. After completing your Everest Base Camp Trek, our company will organize a farewell dinner and present you with a trek completion certificate.

Equipment list for Everest Base Camp Trek

Here is the complete essential list of equipment for the Everest base camp trek. The weight of your luggage is limited up to 9 kg, so, therefore, we advise you to carry only essential items. In case you require to carry more than 9 kg, we can arrange porters.

Head Wear

  • Warm insulated winter hat / Wooly hat
  • Sun hat / Wide-brimmed hat
  • Scarf
  • Neck gaiter or Fleece Buff (Optional)
  • Neoprene face mask (Optional)
  • Balaclava / Bally ski mask / Monkey cap (Optional)
  • LED Headlamp × 2 and spare batteries

Face/body care items

  • Sunscreen with SPF above 50
  • Sunglasses with UV protection × 2 pairs
  • Face/body cleansing wipes (biodegradable wipes)
  • Moisturizer lotion for face/body
  • Lip balm

Hand Wear

  • Liner gloves × 2 pairs
  • Fleece gloves × 2 pairs

Body Wear

  • Hiking shirts × 2 pairs
  • Full-sleeved thermal undershirts × 2 pairs
  • Fleece jacket
  • Waterproof and windproof hooded rain jacket
  • Down jacket (thick down jacket for winter treks)
  • Polypropylene underwear × 5-6 pairs
  • Synthetic material hiking pants × 2 pairs
  • Long johns × 2 pairs
  • Sweater
  • Waterproof jacket and pants
  • Lightweight cotton pants
  • T-shirt

Foot Wear

  • Woolen socks × 6 pairs (thick light socks)
  • Lightweight shoes/scandals
  • Hiking Boots

Essential Gear

  • Backpack
  • Day pack for basics
  • Waterproof covers for your bags and packs
  • Thermal water bottle (hydration bladder often freeze in winter)
  • Sleeping bag (rated at least 0°C for summer and -15° for winter)
  • Water purification tablets, drops or portable water purifier/filter bottle or, gadgets
  • Trekking pole
  • Crampons
  • Large plastic bags and stuff sacks

Personal Toiletries

  • Medium size towel
  • Toothbrush
  • Toothpaste
  • Biodegradable bar soap
  • Deodorant 
  • Nail clippers
  • Small mirror
  • Toilet papers
  • Shampoo 

Personal accessories

  • Money  
  • Watch
  • Cell phone
  • Camera
  • Lighter
  • Pocket knife

Extra items / Travel gear

  • First aid kit
  • Extra passport photos and photocopies of passport Travel insurance documents
  • Notebook and pen 
  • Books
  • Personal entertainment
  • Binoculars
  • International electrical adapter

FAQs

  • Q1. Where does the Everest base camp start?

    Everest base capm start from lukla. Everest base camp begins with a trek to Base Camp at 5,380m it's 14 days trip 

  • EBC is graded as a moderately difficult level trek. Furthermore, the trekking duration is 12 days long and needs a lot of physical effort and energy to sustain this long journey up to an elevation of 5,364 metres /17,594 feet. Trekkers must be physically fit and determined as well.  Basically, this trek is arduous because of long duration hikes up and down the hill across vast and diverse landforms but does not require any prior trekking expertise.

     

  • The trek to EBC is possible at any time of the year, yet the best time to trek is during these two main seasons of the Khumbu region: Spring season (March-May) which is the pre-monsoon seasons and Autumn season (October-late November) which is post-monsoon season. The weather is at its best during these seasons with crystal clear skies and allowing you to gaze upon the magnificent Himalayas.

     

  • No, there isn’t any age restriction to trek. You’ll only require to be physically fit and healthy along with having a strong determination and positive attitude. It is highly suggested to consult the doctor to seek helpful advice and permission before the excursion. Also, ask for prescribed medication needed while travelling at high elevation.

     

  • Yes, you can rent/buy the necessary trekking equipment in Kathmandu. If you need any guidance and recommendations related to equipment please feel free to ask Eternal Himalaya, we will be happy to help.

     

  • There are plenty of veg items available in the trekking lodges, furthermore, Eternal Himalaya does not encourage trekkers to consume non-veg items throughout the trek for their health safety. Because the meat in the trekking regions is not fresh and hygienic. Please note that clients who are vegan and vegetarian must inform their guides/team leader.

     

  • To be trained for EBC you have to focus on improving cardio endurance, leg, and strength endurance training to increase your stamina, oxygen intake, and physical capacity. Exercises such as jogging, swimming, bicycling, walking, climbing stairs, etc should be done on a daily basis. Begin hiking and long walks at least 8 to 12 weeks before the trek by carrying a weighted backpack to train your body and get used to it.

  • Acclimatization is the very first step to prevent altitude sickness which will help your body to adapt or adjust to new climatic conditions. Just gradually climb your way up and try not to hurry. Avoid the consumption of alcohol, caffeine, cigarettes, and sleeping pills during high-altitude trips. Drink 3-4 liters of water per day, which will help to circulate more oxygen to your body and decrease the risk of altitude sickness. Just in case you get altitude sickness our guide will provide you medication or carry your own prescribed medicine for altitude sickness. 

     

  • You’ll definitely need travel insurance in advance before booking your trek as travel insurance is mandatory for all trekkers in Nepal. It must cover medical repatriation or emergency evacuation and helicopter rescue expenses at high altitudes. These insurances will help cover the unexpected losses and help to evacuate from unforeseen events.

  • Yes, you can get access to Wi-Fi/internet services on the EBC route. Most of the lodges in the trekking route offer Wi-Fi/internet for a small charge.

     

  • Yes, it is possible to recharge the batteries and electronics for a minimum service charge at lodges in which you're staying overnight. These days, most of the lodges in Everest region have electricity, generated by hydropower in the lower part, whereas the upper part of lodges' electricity is powered by solar energy. 

Client Reviews

based on 6 reviews