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Everest Base Camp Trek

Everest base camp trek from Kathmandu, Nepal

Nepal Everest base camp trek is the energizing experience strolling excursion of a lifetime. It is additionally an awesome voyage for those individuals whose Dreams fly up than the Himalayas and Clouds.

The Everest base camp trek is absolutely an experience of a lifetime Especially during the autumn and spring season this trek is just amazing, with weather ways and safe ways. Everest is the highest peak in the world and lies in Nepal. It is quite simply the Classic route of the trek. There are hundreds of Beautiful trekking trails in Nepal but, the Everest base camp trek is the most visited one.

The Everest base camp (EBC) trek starts from Lukla (2, 860 m) after 30 minutes short flight from Kathmandu over the Himalayas. This trek starts and ends both at Lukla. It is about two weeks hiking holiday in the Himalayas of Nepal.

After reaching Lukla, we manage all our staff and baggage then we trek to Phakding (2,660 m).

The trekking route from Lukla to Phakding is not so difficult. It is about 8 km of Gradual descent throughout several Sherpa villages, bridges, streams, and Crystal Clear Dudh Koshi River.

From Phakding, we trek up to Beautiful Namche Bazaar (3,450 m), as it is a hub land of the Khumbu region. However, the trails on two days lead us through the Dudh Koshi river valley passing an abundance of small restaurants, lodges, and Buddhist Chorten. The route of the trek from Phakding until the Manjovillage (2,850 m) is simply the best. We enter our permit here at Sagarmatha National park.

After the check-in permit, we have a short walk to Jorsalle (2,740 m). We eat here. After the route that followed the Dudh Koshi River starts ascent after crossing several bridges, then we reach Namche.

At Namche Bazaar, because of the raised altitude would be great to spend the extra night for Acclimatization by walking around the nearer hill station. Your few hours of walk to Khumjung (3,790 m), Everest view hotel, Thame, and Thamo are good options for sight-walk.

After leaving Beautiful Namche, the route follows Imja Khola with a view of the Everest Himalayan terrain. Several high mountains are dominating the horizon ahead example Ama-Dablam (6,812 m), Lhotse (8,516 m), Mt. Everest (8,848 m), and Nuptse (7,861 m). The night after Namche halt at Tengboche (3,860 m). It is a place to observe Mt. Everest and adjoining peaks together with Tengboche Monastery. It is the unrivaled and Biggest monastery in the Khumbu region.

Our EBC trek continues following the Imja valley from Tengboche, following the trails take us slowly uphill via Pangboche (4,000 m) hill till we reach Pheriche (4,371 m) through Somarevillage. On another day, we trek straight to Lobuche and pass some memorials of world-famous mountaineers. Our 4 to 5 hours of ascents take us to Lobuche. It sits on the sideways moraine of the giant Khumbu Glacier.

As an option instead of Pheriche, some trekkers prefer to spend two nights at Dingboche (4,4100 m). However, if you have enough time a two-night stay is recommended.

For the next 3 hours of walking through the rocky moraine, we reach Gorakshep (5,180 m). It is the last settlement of the Everest base camp trek (5,364 m). We spent a night thereafter visiting Everest base camp.

Following the glacier and rubble trails that lead us to Everest base camp, it is where we sit and enjoy the heavenly-made Everest massif. Being at Everest Base Camp is an amazing lifetime experience.

After your successful Everest base camp trail, the next morning we reach Kalapathar (5,545 m). It is Nepal’s best viewpoint from where the view of Mt. Everest and eyed up in wonder.

The trails now retrace and we decent all the way down to Lukla. It takes only 3 days via Pangboche, Tangboche, and Namche.

14 Ultimate Everest base camp trek Highlights:

  • Motivating Scenic flight from Kathmandu to Lukla & back,
  • Experience the trek along the Dudh Koshi river and over the suspension bridges,
  • Visit the Sherpa museum and Sagarmatha Photo gallery at Namche hill station,
  • Explore around Namche bazaar, it is filled with various shops, banks, cafes & restaurants,
  • Tengboche Monastery- The largest monastery in the Khumbu region,
  • Collect memories of the unique hike to Nagarjun Hill behind Dingboche,
  • View of Mt. Makalu, Lhotse & Mt. Everest during the trek,
  • Get up close and enjoy the view of the Huge Khumbu Glacier,
  • Reach Everest base camp-5,364 meters and Kalapthar-5545 meters,
  • Breathtaking view of Mt. Everest, Nuptse, Lhotse, Pumori, Lindgren, Changgatshe, Khumbutse, and adjoining Everest massif.
  • View of the Imja and Pheriche valley,
  • Don’t forget to visit a memorial hill station above Douglas, where you can visit memorials of the most popular mountaineer, who died on the mountain while climbing.
  • Experience the world-class trek, the opportunity to be close to Khumbu ice-fall and Khumbu Glacier,
  • You may also experience the local Sherpa tradition,  local food ad come cultural attractions

What food to expect in the Guest House/Lodges?

As the standard of Lodges/ Guest Houses has improved During the EBC trek, the quality of food has improved too for a few years. During our Everest base camp trips, each Guesthouse and lodges provide us with food through the menu. The quality of food is moderate because in high season (October, November & March-April), there are hundreds of people on the Everest trek, As well as it is a remote area trek in Nepal too.

Guest and Lodge focus on Quantity-Quick service, not quality, which is a kind of obligation to them because there are almost 50 to 80 guests each day in peak season.

However, the locals serve you food tone by tone as per your choice of food. On the Everest base camp trek, there are some choices of food as it is more than enough for a 12-day hike in the Himalayas.

Breakfast: Set breakfast (Bread, fried Potato, tea/coffee, Porridge, Omelet), Instant Noodle soup, Tibetan bread, Korean soup, pancake, Tea Coffee, Boiled eggs, etc.

Lunch & Dinner: Fried Rice/Noodles, Dhal-Bhat set (Local Food), Momo, Pizza, Pasta, Tea, Snacks, Apple pie, Potato item foods, soup, Cold beverages.

During your EBC trek, there are plenty of local restaurants and a small store where they serve food from early morning 5 am to 8 pm. You have to choose the name of the food, they serve very quickly.

Next, some Lodges serve some adjoin food items as a special dish such as Yak steak, beef steak, chicken sizzler, or any meat item, these are not advisable because some lodges don’t use freeze and keep meats for a long time which is no good the sensitive stomach. It does not mean that you can’t eat meat at all, of course, you can, in general, Namche or below Namche, you can eat meat, you may get safe and fresh meat over there relatively.

When should I go to the Everest base camp trek in Nepal?

The best trekking time to Everest base camp in Nepal is when Weather and Temperature are Normal, as it is the autumn and spring season.
If you are an adventure traveler, you can try the Everest base camp trek any Month or any season in the year. But in the Everest trekking, the weather is never sure- unpredictable, so you recommended making the EBC trek in spring and autumn.

It is a moderate to difficult venture in the high Himalayas of Nepal. The best time for Everest base camp and Kalpathar trips is in autumn (Sep- Nov) and spring (March-May) season because comparatively in the spring and autumn seasons, you can have mild weather and temperature. The skies are blue, with stunning views of the mountain, Mild Temperature, Green Scenic views, flowers blooming, and no risk of heavy snow or rain, every single prospective trekking to Everest base camp during autumn and spring is the best.

If you did not enable to manage your Everest base camp trek during the autumn season, then you are recommended to visit in the spring season. It is 2nd best trekking time in Nepal.

Can I reach Lukla without flying by Plane?

Yes, you can reach Lukla with or without a flight. There are a few options to get to Lukla, which are listed as follows:

Option 1: Fly to Lukla

To reach the base of Mount Everest flying to Lukla by plane is the easiest option. Kathmandu to Lukla flight is very short and takes about 30 minutes. Due to the unpredictable weather in Lukla, the flight gets canceled, but mostly before 11 am, the weather is clear to fly in and out from Lukla. In the EBC trek, your itinerary of at least 1 additional Night should be included for Lukla and for Kathmandu, it is suggested.

Options 2: Jeep Drive from Kathmandu to Salleri

There are a few trekkers who don’t like to fly into Lukla so for them, option two is the best. The jeep drive to the Sallerivillage is around 10 hours and from that point, you have 3 trekking days to Lukla. This alternative is moderately less expensive than Option one.

Option 3: Bus Drive from Kathmandu to Jiri

Option 3rd is a classic trekking route of the Everest region. It is the oldest trail and also less touristy until Lukla. Drive from Kathmandu to Jiri is about 8 hours then 6 to 7 days to reach Lukla.

Options 4: Fly by Helicopter (chopper)

One of the best options to reach Lukla is by Helicopter flight. It is relatively quite expensive than a plane but it is an incomparable and luxurious flight over the Himalayas. Helicopter (chopper) flight to Lukla from Kathmandu conveys a maximum of 5 passengers at one time because of altitude. It is about a 45 to 50-minute flight to reach Tenzing Hillary airport Lukla. This option is just suitable for that tourist who has got just limited time scheduled. On another hand, taking a helicopter flight to Lukla takes you straight without waiting many hours in the airport, but flying by airplane, you have to wait many hours, at least 3, and more depending on the weather.

Day one: Welcome to Kathmandu, Nepal.

Kathmandu TIA airport

On your Arrival at TIA Kathmandu Airport, we manage to pick up the service. They will take you to the host Hotel/Guest House. We let you rest as per your desire for a few hours then we meet again for a welcome dinner and trip preparation. Our staff takes you around Thamel which is a colorful city filled with various restaurants, bars, pubs, Shops, and Clubs. If you are excited about the local area near Thamel and inside Thamel, our Guide takes you around. We are talking about dinner at an authentic Nepal restaurant this evening.

Day Two: Visit the main Cultural and Religious sites in Kathmandu valley

Pashupatinath Temple

Day 2nd is more exciting and precious because we are touring around ancient areas of Kathmandu valley. Nepal is mostly populated by Hindu people and the next is Buddha than others. So, our tour begins from our Hotel to the Religious and Cultural sites of Kathmandu valley. Tour Guide takes you from one place to another, such as Pashupatinath Temple, Bauddhanath Stupa, Swayambhunath stupa, and Kathmandu Durbar square, these are the list of touring sites for today.

After the valley of Kathmandu tour, our city guide drops you to the Hotel. There are still many unique places to visit in Kathmandu, but major 4 to 5 places indicate almost all cultural and religious sites of Kathmandu valley. We check again our trekking gear, repack, and trek preparation.

Day Three: Morning Flight to Tenzing Hillary Airport Lukla than the hike to Phakding (2,660 m)

Lukla Airport

Today formally our trek begins to Everest base camp. In the morning we fly from Kathmandu to Lukla. It is located at the base of Massif Mountain.

At Lukla, there are hundreds of Guides and Porters waiting for trekkers. We introduce your team there and begin our walk to Phakding throughout the colorful Sherpa town. The first part of the trail towards Phakding is a bit rocky and a gradual down through the small forest. Our trekking continues along the river. The trails down adjoining hillsides then gradual the route takes us to Dhado Koshi and the next Ghat village.

Note while walking inside Ghat Village, there are huge decorated stones painted by Monks, whereas holy Buddhist Mantras “OM MANI PADME HUM” on the Boulder. During our Journey today we encounter local farmlands, Sherpa village, a suspension bridge, rivers, and many other scenic views then we reach Phakding village. Once we reach our guesthouse we get to rest, then our staff provides us a Cup of tea, then we go to our rooms, it is our routine upon arrival.

Day Four: Phakding to Namche Bazaar (We trek through the Village and Farmlands today). 3,450 m/11,318 ft

Way to Namche along Dudh Koshi River

Trek from Phakding to Namche Bazaar is relatively a long day and takes about 6 hours. After morning breakfast, your team leader the route towards Namche Bazaar. Not long after Phakding Village, we cross quite a long suspension bridge over the Dudh Koshi River, then follow the stable Rolling small trails along the River. Our trails pass beautiful scenery, local town Toktok, Banker than the Manjovillage. At the end of Manjo village, there is a Sagarmatha national park office where every trekker needs to check in with their entry permit then a short walk to Jorsalle. It is a Lunch stop. There are couples of lodges where they serve food.

As we walk gradually uphill along the river, the trails take us to the suspension bridges wonderful cross over it and we trek steeply through the pine forest. The last 2 hours of the walk today are challenging, but also a day to view Mount Everest. We can observe Mount Everest from Durbindanda which is halfway to Namche from Jorsalle. Today we stay at Namche Lodge. It is U shape colorful Sherpa town filled with Bar, Cafe, Lodges, Bank, ATMs, and many other facilities.

Trekking time: 5-6 hours, 840-meter ascent, 100 m descent.

Day Five: Acclimatization in Namche Bazaar

Image of Namche Bazaar

Namche bazaar is a beautiful Sherpa village filled with many colorful shops, bars, Café, and Hotels. Reaching Namche bazaar means, you are near 3,500 meters high from the sea level. Thus, acclimatization is highly recommended for trekkers in Namche.

Today, we ascent steep up to the Sherpa museum and Sagarmatha photo galley as it is a 20-minute walk from Namche. The next is to view Mount Everest and adjoin mountain peaks. It is all about 2 hours round trip.

There is another option for sight walk today, especially for physically fit trekkers they can hike all the way up to the Everest View Hotel, short descent to Khumjung Monastery then back to Namche. It is a full-day sight walk and the perfect way to acclimatize your body, but not for all trekkers. It is a long walk though. Today, after short walks you may try the local bar, café or restaurant just chill out.

Trekking time: 2 to 3 hours 150 m Ascent/Decent

Day Six: Namche Bazaar to Tangboche trails

Near Kyanjuma

We start our day after a Hearty breakfast. The trail leads us to the steep up to the hill once we leave Namche Bazaar. It is about a 20-minute walk. After a short ascent, we trek on a wide trail that will lead you through the Cliff of the mountain. Within an hour’s walk, we reach Kyanjuma, where many trekkers stop for snacks and tea. The Kyanjuma is a beautiful spot to observe Ama Dablam, Thamserku, and Mount Everest.

From Kyanjuma, the route of Tangboche takes us to the steeps down to the Lausasa than to Funkithanga through the pine forest. At Funki Thanka, we take our lunch in the local restaurant after that dusty steep Zigzag route leads us to Tangboche. The challenging part of the day is the last 2 hours steeply before Tangboche. Otherwise, the hike from Namche to Tangboche is moderate and pleasant.

Trekking time: 4-5 hours, 750-meter ascent, 350 m descent

Day Seven: Tangboche to Dingbuche (4,410 m/14,468 ft),

Just before reaching Dingboche

This is a standout among the best and simple days! The trails are high over the valley. It takes, the greater part of the morning to recover the main trail conveys you to the side of the High Mountain and the entrancing wonderful Pangbuche (A Sherpa village) it is culturally and Geographically the best Sherpa village in the Khumbu region.

It is a simple and open region wonderful day, it implies we get the opportunity to see generally, Himalayan Thar (Mountain Goat), Pika, and Crystal clear Imaja Khola. Our trip continues towards Somare following the popular trail up to Dingboche. Our overnight stay will be at Dingboche Village.

Trekking time: 5 – 6 hours, 700 m Ascent, 400 m Descent.

Day Eight: Acclimatization day at Dingboche (4,360 m)

Hike on Nagarjun Hill

Today is our 2nd acclimatizing day of this trip. It is a simple day and pressure-free from the work. We can sleep as long as you want at the lodge. Once you are weak up, hike for an hour just right behind your lodge to acclimatize and also encounter such wonderful views of 3 giant peaks over 8 Thousand meters high- The Everest, Makalu & the Lhotse. After your short hike, retrace your step to your lodge and spent your time reading, talking, or whatever you like.

Hiking time: 3 – 4 hours, 400 m ascent/descent

Day Nine: Dingboche to Lobuche (4,910 m/16207 ft),

The Pheriche valley view

On our Everest base camp trek, day seven takes us from Dingboche to Lobuche. Lobuche is quite high already from sea level and also a 2nd last lodging spot of the EBC trek.

As usual, we begin our trek after breakfast in the lodge. We take a short steep hike to the small hill station behind Dingboche then we have a pleasant path along the mountain cliff. We have truly a beautiful day filled with mesmerizing views of Tawache, Cholacche, Pumori, Ama Dablam, and other many peaks. After 2 hours of the easy hike along the cliff, we reach Douglas. Here is where many trekkers stop for tea and Food. After short- rest and food, we hike steep up about an hour to the  Memorial hill station. We rest briefly and explore the memorials of the world’s famous mountaineers. Our trek still goes ahead into the right valley to Lobuche. We get also a chance to see the first view of the Khumbu Glacier while walking. We stay in Lobuche in the guest house.

You can get some unexpected services in the guest such as Wi-Fi, a hot shower, apple pie, all kinds of foods, and drinks provided by Guest House.

Trekking time: 5 – 6 hours, 600 m ascent

Day Ten: Lobuche to Gorak Shep (5164 m/16942 ft) & Everest Base Camp (5364 m/17598 ft) then Gorakshep again

At Everest Base Camp

Hike from Lobuche to Gorakshep is the last part of the trek as it is the highest inhabited village in the world. The trail recently leaving Lobuche is just very easy in the Khumbu valley for an hour, then we ascend slowly onward rocky terrain. The trails are zigzag and arid till we reach Gorakshep.

At Gorakshep, we make room and take also very quick lunch, then hike to Everest base camp with a small day pack. There are hundreds of people on the way to Everest base camp today and all of them look very excited. So, the trail is just gradual up from Gorakshep to EBC and takes 2 hours to reach and at the same time to be back at Gorakshep.

It is the day of celebration that all your dreams for many years or many months going to be fulfilled today as it is heavily made the dazzling place. We can observe the Khumbu ice-fall, Glacier, of course, Everest base camp then retrace our tire leg to Gorakshep. We stay in the lodge of Gorakshep today. It is a long day, but a memorable day of this trip.

Total trekking hours: Lobuche to Gorakshep to Everest base camp, then to Gorakshep: 7 hours, 350 m ascent

Day Eleven: Hike from Gorakshep to Kalapathar (5,550 m / 18208 ft) viewpoint, then trek to Pheriche (4,371 m / 14,340 ft)

At Kalapathar (5,545 m)

Today we start our day very early to catch the sunrise from the Kalapatahr hill station. Early morning the temperature is below zero and a bit windy thus, we need to wear warm clothes. It is all ascent, but while you are walking the view of Everest, Pumori, Lindgren, and Nuptse is just phenomenal, can’t describe it, however, this hike takes about 1.30 minutes to the top of Kalapathar- 5,545 m. It is a really high spot therefore, no doubt you can observe the entire Everest Mountain massif, infant rays from the sun, including Mount Everest.

You can collect all your memories from Kalapthar through your mobile phone or camera. In the morning weather is always clears hence, wakes up as early as possible.

We spent not so long time there is Kalapathar top cause of high altitude, so after quick photos and the wonderful time we return to Gorakshep, we get baggage then retrace the same way to the Pheriche. It is almost 1000 meters lower than Gorakshep which means you can sleep & eat better.

Kala Patthar is at a high altitude. Staying there for longer increases the risk of altitude sickness. So, we will take some time to enjoy and will return back to Gorakshep and down to Pheriche, we trek about 13 km today.

Trekking time: Round trip to Kalapther: 3 hours, 350 m Ascent, Gorakshep to Pheriche: 4 hours, 890 m descent.

Day twelve: Pheriche to Namche Bazaar (3,450 m/11,318 ft),

pheriche to anmche

Near Pangboche

As usual, we start our day after breakfast in the morning. The route from Pheriche to Namche is a bit long but gradual descent along the Pheriche Khola. There are only 2 short ascents today otherwise we just go down throughout the day. However, there is no alternative trail to Namche so we just follow the same trails.

Today we Reach Namche Bazaar as it is a beautiful town and also a hub of Khumbu.

Trekking duration: 6 – 7 hours, 100 m ascent, 830 m descent,

Day Thirteen: Namche to Lukla (2,860 m)

Namche to Lukla image

Crossed suspension bridge near Phakding

We again start our walk-in Morning from Namche. We trek on a steep descent through the pine forest recently we left Namche Bazaar. The Trails are steep down, a Bit dusty, and dry, thus you are advised to keep your slow pace and take help with stunning views around.
After 2 hours of steep descent from Namche, our mission reached Jorsalley. You may stop here for tea if you want if not keep walking for the next 10 minutes to Sagarmatha National park office. We check out trek permits here and continue descent along the Dudh Koshi to Phakidng passing several suspension bridges and farmlands.

We reach Phakding for Lunch Then follow the popular classic route to Lukla via Ghat, Dhadokoshi & Chheplung. On our way to Lukla today, we follow the same way that we took way up to Namche but from a different perspective. Finally, after 7 hours we arrive at the Lukla. It is quite a busy area filled with various entertainment so our last you may try a local bar, pub, restaurant, cafe, etc.

You can have farewell dinner with your team here, and warp up the trip to Everest base camp for this time.

Trekking time: 7 – 8 hours, 950 m descent, 300 m ascent

Day Fourteen: Flight to Kathmandu in the Morning

Today we walked up and we don’t use our trekking shoes, no stress with a walk, and all just woke up walk 5 minutes to the airport and flight straight to the Kathmandu domestic terminal. Lukla to Kathmandu is just a 30-minute flight. After arrival in Kathmandu, we all manage your transport to your Hotel.

Overnight at Kathmandu Hotel

Day fifteen: Depart Kathmandu

We will transfer you to the airport in plenty of time for your flight. In a private car/jeep/van

Additional nights, extensions, and tailor-made treks: It is possible Generally, we organize Our tailor-made trekking and tour for you so if you wish to extend some trekking days you can only need to consider the price or extensions in a city tour.

You may also like to consider extending your trip to visit Chitwan National Park for an elephant safari tour which is one of the best trips in South Asia.

Important Note:

Flight delay or cancellation At Lukla.

The Lukla flight is not a common problem but there is a problem sometimes if you are doing the Everest region trek such as the EBC trek, or Gokyo trek. The  Chola pass, High pass, so no. The unexpected weather might affect the flight very quickly as it is located at the bottom of Massif Mountain and need to fly through the valley. So we always suggest you have one or two extra nights in Kathmandu just in case flights are delayed or canceled. Just in case you can’t fly into Lukla from Kathmandu we manage your city tour by foot where is possible. If there is a flight delay or cancellation, we organize Heli service too. The helicopter charge can arrange from $3200 US to $3500 US and the helicopter lift about 4 to 5 people from and to Lukla.

Trekking price for Everest trekking:

We have a few options for our Valuable customers as we have a discount offer, we will give you a big discount offer as per the size of your group. Here we have a price list in a category:

  • Single EBC trekkers:  $ 1,350 US
  • 2 – 3 EBC trekkers:    $ 1,190 US
  • 4 – 8 EBC trekkers:    $ 1,099 US
  • 8 – 10 EBC trekkers:  $1,010 US
  • More than 10 people: one gets a free trip

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  3. Answers to your Everest base camp trek Questions
  4. Gokyo Trekking
  5. Renjola pass Trekking


What is included
  • Pick up you from the Kathmandu TIA Airport to Your Hotel in a private car/jeep,
  • Welcome dinner at a Nepali local Restaurant,
  • Hotel in Kathmandu for Three nights with Breakfast,
  • Entry fees at Lukla,
  • Lukla to Kathmandu and Kathmandu to Lukla flight ticket,
  • 3 Times meals Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner during the EBC trek,
  • Everest base camp trekking permit,
  • All essential paperwork  for Everest base camp trek,
  • Everest base camp trek Guides salary, his insurance, food, and Accommodation,
  • All grounded transportation as per we deal & itinerary,
  • Entrance fees of Sherpa museum at Namche Bazaar,
  • Rescue service management (Paid by your insurance company).
What is not included
  • Food in Kathmandu- Your Lunch & Dinner,
  • Nepal entry Visa fees,
  • Your Travel insurance and international Flight Ticket,
  • Your own Expenses,
  • Alcohol & Non-Alcohol drinks (Coke, Fanta, mineral water, boiled water)
  • Rescue service, hiring Horse, Hiring Porters, etc.
  • Tip for Guide and porter, It is highly expected in the field of trekking and tour in Nepal.
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Mike Donald

Hi, l am Mike from Bulgaria. I have a mountain trek of Everest base camp with safe holiday adventure company few months back. Me and my friends enjoyed the trip with safe holiday Mr. Santosh and his team. It was a memorable trip for us. The hospitality and guidance of the safe holiday team during the trek was wonderful. I would like to advise to contact safe holiday if you are planning to visit Nepal. We are very happy from their service.

Ngân Phan

Everest base camp trekking in Nepal is one of my best adventure trip as it is truly beautiful place. we had 30 minute flight from Kathmandu to lukla than we walked about 4 to 6 hours a a day each day till we are back to lukla. in total we walked 11 days than back to Kathmandu. this trip provided me such an immense opportunity to experience the local sherpa culture, vast himalayan terrain and unspoiled walking paths. if you are looking for everest trekking and if you are simply fit you can make it easily just follow your guide and care about food than you can make it. cheers and thank you safe holiday

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How can I get visas in Nepal, when I arrive at Kathmandu Airport?

A Nepal visa is easy to obtain when you arrive at the TIA Kathmandu Airport. Visitors to Nepal need to be ready with some cash (USD or EURO) then within a short time you get a visa.

  1. 15 days Visa fees: $25 US,
  2. $30 US days Visa fees: $40 US,
  3. 90 days Visa fees: $100 US

Furthermore, getting a Nepali visa is easy, but there are few nationalities in the world that don’t get a visa on arrival in Nepal. But they can get visas prior to their own country from the Nepal embassy.

Nigeria, Ghana, Afghanistan, Zimbabwe, Palestine, Syria, Somalia, Ethiopia, Liberia, Cameroon, Swaziland, and Iraq does not get a visa from Nepal on arrival, but from the Nepal embassy in their own country, they can get a visa.

Note: For Indian Tourists no need for a visa or any visa charges.

Can I trek myself to the Everest base camp?

Yes, you can trek yourself, independently. The route of the Everest base camp trek is easy to follow and there will be so many people asking.

If you are trekking to EBC during the autumn or spring season then no doubt trek yourself (alone) there will be so many people on the trails and they can tell about the route and directions.

Next, if you have a Mountain guide with you it is more informative and extra as they share information with you. They care about your accommodation, food, the right path, locality, and culture thing, however, having a guide to Everest base camp never makes you regret it but will more meaningful journey in the Himalayas.

What is an average day walk in the Everest base camp trek?

The Everest base camp trekking is a high-altitude area trek that means you are highly recommended to walk at your own pace for your safety. However, in Nepal because of the geographical features, we basically measure the distance in Hour systems which is about 4 to 7 hours a day it depends on how high are we hiking each day that differs the walking hours, for example, on the first day of EBC trek we just walk Lukla to Phakding which is 8 km and takes 3 hours and the 2nd-day steep walk up to Namche is longer walk takes 6 hours and 11 km to walk, therefore the hour systems seem more reliable in the mountain.

Who will carry our Rucksack or Duffel bag?

Safe holiday adventure managed by your Professional guide and porters, they will carry your Rucksack or Duffel bag, you just have to carry your day bag containing your Basic medicines, waterproof jackets, sun, cream, lip balm, Water bottle, Camera, money, passport, and other valuable things. However, you don’t have to carry your big just your small bag with essential things for your trip.

I have never trekked before can I do an Everest base camp trek without any exercise?

Well, if you are simply fit and have regular exercise, then you can make Everest base camp trekking easily, but note that your pace needs to be very slow. We also recommend you do some jogging for a few weeks before you come for an EBC trek which will help you a lot in not having altitude sickness.

What type of insurance do I have to buy for traveling to Nepal? Can I buy it there?

Insurance is a most important document for Everest base camp trek as it is a high area trek, however, In this trek, you might get high altitude sickness so you should buy your insurance which covers until 5550 meters high, you have to be assured about this before you trek to Everest base camp trek and the insurance in Nepal does not sale insurance for travelers due to some reasons so you have to buy from your country or out of Nepal.

What happens if I get sick during the EBC trek?

We have a qualified trekking guide who has got a government license which means our guide who will guide to EBC will be professional and he will communicate with us in Kathmandu in case, if you are sick then if you are still able to get on the horse we suggest you, go down if that is not possible at all or you are getting worse then you have to fly back by chopper but no worries we immediately contract to your insurance company once they are confirmed that you are sick then we recently sent emergency helicopter service who will pick you up from mountain to The Kathmandu hospital then you are safe after that the further caring thing and documentation we will manage for you assured that your insurance company going to pay all your expenses for this sickness.

Food & Drinking water in Everest base camp Trek:

In Everest base camp trekking most of the lodges and tea houses have a proper menu for Food. Common foods are Flour made food and cereals, but besides that still, you can have Italian foods, Chinese foods, Tibetan foods, Indian foods, and Nepali foods. On the Everest region trek, most of the foods are cooked by professional cooks but don’t expect the quality of a city restaurant but it is still good and enough. You will get 3 times meals a day if you are picking a packaged trekking which is provided by your agency or agent.

In the Everest region drinking water is quite expensive if you buy in a bottle (Mineral Water), that’s like 2 to 4 $ Per Liter So if you are a budget traveler you can have normal water from the tap, river, storage drum, but they are not so fired for every trekker as it is not so clean but still, you can use Iodine tablets, or liquid to make it clean. The other option is to buy boiled water which is slightly cheaper than Mineral water. We suggest you buy mineral water for your safety if you have a sensitive stomach.

Accommodation during Everest base camp trek: 

The Accommodation during the Everest base camp trek basically twin basis in a small room without a bathroom. The bathroom will be shared just near your rooms, but you can’t get inside your room, but some places nowadays, you might get attached room with the toilet, but not so easy to get as they very limited rooms with inside toilets. The mattress in your bedroom will be comfortable.

Every Tea house provides a Blanket for the night because the temperature drops very low so at your request with Hotel Manager, he/she will give you a Blanket that you can use on top of your sleeping bag. Generally, in your room, there will be a bed-sheet, pillows, Mattress, and the key to luck in your room. There will be room keys generally provided by the Hotel but for your security purpose, it is better to use your own key for your room.

Where is the Everest base camp trek?

Everest base camp trekking is in Nepal and it is one of the most visited area treks that lies to the northeast of Kathmandu Nepal.

Everest base camp  and Kalapather trekking price

Everest base camp trek has two options to go either flying to Lukla which is common for trekkers or you go by bus or jeep to salary Jiri then trek all the way up to Lukla which will take 6 days from Jiri to Lukla and 4 days from Salleryvillage to Lukla, the cost of the Everest base camp trek will depend on those options. If you take away flight Kathmandu/Lukla/Kathmandu then the Everest base camp trek takes only 11 nights and 12 days and it cost an all-inclusive price of 1,350$ For single trekkers, more than that Everest base camp package trek cost 1,099$ Per person.

Everest Base Camp and Kalapather Trekking map:

Everest base camp trekking is the most visited trekking on the route in Nepal. This popular trek begins from Lukla and ends at Lukla so during your trek you will get so much information along the way even if you sit in the small tea house. In many places now there are mobile phone signals, meaning you can use your Android phone to Google map which is handy and easy to use, but still, if you are not comfortable with that you can see our Everest base camp map for detailed information. Just click here.

How long distance from Lukla to Everest base camp and back to Lukla?

The distance between Lukla and Everest base camp is one way, if 65 Km that means going and back from Lukla the total distance between Everest base camp and Lukla is 130 km.

Can I eat meat items food during the Everest base camp trek?

During your Everest base camp trek, the meat item foods are not really recommended as it is not really fresh because mean item food and eggs are flown from Kathmandu to Lukla than they transported by Mules and porters, meaning Meats and eggs also will take a minimum of 6 days to reach upper parts of Everest region trek than it will almost spoil this is why during your Everest region trek is better not to have meat item food for your safety.

Do we need any proper train before trekking to Everest Base Camp?

The Everest base camp trek itself is a moderate to difficult trek in Nepal, so if you are simply physically and mentally fit, you don’t need any proper training. It depends upon your desire and physical fitness. However, it is advisable to make some training such as cycling, swimming, running, walking, dieting, etc. before heading to the Everest base camp trek. Furthermore, if you are taking medicine for a long time then you may talk seriously with a doctor before you begin your trip, it is recommended.

If you are in a group or with a Local Guide then simple physical and mental fitness takes you all the way to Everest base camp no doubt but in other cases, like a solo trip, out of proper itinerary, without local guides and porters then you may need proper training.

Do we have to stop for Acclimatization along the trails or just continue? 

Acclimatization is mandatory. It is one of the major things you should care about while hiking in the high-altitude region. Acclimatize means your body adjusts to that environment and altitude, so it is important. During your Everest base camp trekking, at Namche bazaar(3,450m) and Dingboche(4,360m), you have to have rest to acclimatize your body. It helps you a lot not to have mountain sickness. However, you have to stop along the trails to acclimatize and also need to drink lots of warm water and food.

Where can I have a hot shower?

During the Everest base camp trek, you can have a hot shower in most of the guesthouses now. In case, if some lodges/guest houses can’t provide a hot shower then they serve also a bucket of hot water for the shower. Mostly at Lobuche and Gorakshep, there will be a hot bucket shower because of the super cold temperature but rest of the settlements you can have a proper shower, at Namche, Manjo, Phakding, and Lukla you can have the best hot shower relatively.

Is tipping necessary if so, why and how much should I tip?

Well, tipping is not necessary but it reflects a kind of gesture of your trip. The tipping system is not originated in Nepal, but it is only the appreciation of the hard work of locals, in other words, it is just to thank your team, guide, cook, porters, assistant guide for keeping your smile, safe, and trip complement. In general, 20% of your total budget is a standard tip for guides and 15 % is for porters. It is highly expected by locals.

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