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14 Days 13 Nights
Availability : 365 Days
Kathmandu
Everest Base Camp Trek
Min Age : No Age Limit
Max People : 20

Everest Base Camp Trek details

The Everest Base Camp trek is a well-known trekking route through the breathtaking landscapes of the Khumbu region in Nepal. Starting from Lukla, a small town in the lap of the Himalayas with a risky airstrip, the journey gradually ascends through charming Sherpa villages, dense forests, and high-altitude terrain. Trekkers pass through Namche Bazaar, a lively hub of the region, where they acclimatize and immerse themselves in the unique Sherpa culture.

As the trek continues, the trail winds its way with stunning views of iconic Himalayan Ama Dablam, Lhotse, and, of course, Mount Everest. Trekkers cross suspension bridges spanning deep gorges, cross alpine meadows decorated with prayer flags, and endure the challenge of ascending steep trails. Each day brings new adventures and encounters with fellow trekkers from all around the world, creating friendships in the Himalayas.

Finally, after days of trekking, trekkers reach Everest Base Camp, a fabulous site where climbers prepare for their ascent of the world’s highest Mountain. Surrounded by a panorama of snow-capped Himalayas, including the towering Everest itself. It’s a moment to Savor the achievement and reflect on the majesty of the Himalayas before beginning the journey back, filled with memories of an unforgettable trekking experience in the shadow of Everest.

Departure & Return Location

Kathmandu

Price Includes

  • Airport Pick up and drop off
  • 2 Nights Hotel in kathmandu and 11 nights in Mountain on twin sharing basis
  • An English speaking guide and porters
  • Lukla flights, Trekking permits, Sleeping bag and Duffle bag
  • 1 main course meals 3 times a day while on trekking with a cup of tea or coffee

Price Excludes

  • Flights To/From Nepal, Tourist Visa and Travel insurance
  • Meals in Kathmandu
  • Personal expenses: Boiled and bottled water, hot shower, battery charging, Wi-Fi, snacks, drinks etc.
  • Any extra costs due to unforeseen circumstances and Tips for your trekking staffs

Complementaries

  • A comprehensive medical kit
  • Company T-Shirt
  • Certificate of Achievement and Medal
What to Expect

Everest Base Camp Trek is a challenging yet rewarding adventure that offers breathtaking views of the world’s highest peaks, including Mount Everest. Here‘s what you can expect on the Everest Base Camp trek:

  • Scenic Trail: The trek starts with a flight to Lukla, followed by a trek through picturesque Sherpa villages, rhododendron forests, suspension bridges, and glacial rivers. The landscape varies from lush greenery to barren high-altitude terrain.
  • Altitude Challenges: As you ascend, you'll experience changes in altitude that can affect your body. Acclimatization days are built into the itinerary to help your body adjust gradually and reduce the risk of altitude sickness.
  • Basic Accommodations: Teahouses or lodges along the trail provide basic accommodation and meals. Expect simple rooms with twin beds and shared bathrooms. Hot showers may be available for an additional fee, and electricity is often provided by solar power.
  • Weather Conditions: Weather in the Himalayas can be unpredictable. While trekking in the spring (March to May) and autumn (September to November) offers the best weather, be prepared for cold temperatures, wind, and occasional snow showers, especially at higher altitudes.
  • Sherpa Culture: Along the trail, you'll encounter Sherpa villages and Buddhist monasteries. Take the time to learn about Sherpa culture and customs, visit local monasteries, and witness religious ceremonies if possible.
  • Health and Safety: It's crucial to be aware of altitude sickness symptoms and take necessary precautions. Stay hydrated, listen to your body, and communicate any health concerns to your guide. Emergency evacuation options are available if needed.
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Itinerary
Please note that this itinerary is a general guideline and may vary depending on factors such as weather conditions, group pace, and individual preferences. It's essential to consult with your trekking agency (Sali Trekking) to customize the itinerary according to your needs and preferences. Additionally, travel insurance is highly recommended for this adventure to cover any unforeseen circumstances or emergencies.

Day 1Arrival in Kathmandu (1350m)

  • Arrive at Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu.
  • Transfer to your hotel.
  • Briefing about the trek and necessary preparations.
  • Explore the vibrant streets of Kathmandu if time permits.

Day 2Fly to Lukla, Trek to Phakding (2,652 meters)

  • Early morning flight from Kathmandu to Lukla (2,840 meters), a exciting 30 minute journey offering aerial views of the Himalayas.
  • Start trekking from Lukla to Phakding, a gentle descent through picturesque Sherpa villages and alongside the Dudh Koshi River.
  • Approximate trekking time: 3-4 hours. 8km walking

Day 3Phakding to Namche Bazaar (3,440 meters)

  • Trek from Phakding to Namche Bazaar, ascending gradually through rhododendron and pine forests.
  • Cross several suspension bridges, including the famous Hillary Suspension Bridge.
  • Enter Sagarmatha National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
  • Reach Namche Bazaar, the lively Sherpa town and trading hub of the region.
  • Approximate trekking time: 6-7 hours, 12 km walking.

Day 4Acclimatization Day in Namche Bazaar

  • Spend a day acclimatizing in Namche Bazaar.
  • Optional hike to the Everest View Hotel for panoramic views of Everest, Lhotse, and Ama Dablam.
  • Explore Namche Bazaar, visit local shops, bakeries, and the Sherpa Cultural Museum.

Day 5Namche Bazaar to Debuche (3,800 meters)

  • Trek from Namche Bazaar to Debuche offers stunning views of Everest, Lhotse, and Ama Dablam and many more snow-capped peaks .
  • Descending to the Dudh Koshi River before ascending through rhododendron forests.
  • Explore the famous Tengboche Monastery with stunning views of Everest, Lhotse, and Ama Dablam.
  • Approximate trekking time: 5-6 hours. 13km distance

Day 6Debuche To Dingboche (4,410 Meters)

  • Trek from Deboche to Dingboche, and cross the last suspension bridge to Everest Base Camp over the Imja River.
  • Climb gradually to Pangboche, a picturesque village with big settlements of Sherpa people.
  • Trek through less vegetation areas following the Imja River.
  • Approximate trekking time: 5-6 hours. 9km distance

Day 7Acclimatization Day In Dingboche

  • Spend a day acclimatizing in Dingboche.
  • Optional hike to Nagarjun Hill or explore the village and interact with locals.
  • Enjoy breathtaking views of the surrounding mountains.

Day 8Dingboche To Lobuche (4,910 Meters)

  • Trek from Dingboche to Lobuche, ascending gradually with views of the Khumbu Glacier.
  • Pass through Thukla and ascend the steep terminal moraine of the Khumbu Glacier.
  • Visit the memorial place of the Climber, who died on Everest and neighboring mountains.
  • Reach Lobuche, settled in a rocky landscape with panoramic mountain views.
  • Approximate trekking time: 5-6 hours. 7km

Day 9Lobuche To Gorakshep (5,180 M), Hike To Everest Base Camp (5,364 M), Return To Gorakshep.

  • Trek from Lobuche to Gorakshep, a challenging section with rocky terrain and high altitude.
  • Continue from Gorak Shep to Everest Base Camp, following the Khumbu Glacier.
  • Reach Everest Base Camp, take photos, and enjoy the iconic views of Everest and surrounding peaks.
  • Return to Gorak Shep for an overnight stay.
  • Approximate trekking time to EBC and back: 7-8 hours. 11km

Day 10Hike To KalaPattar (5,644 Meters), Descend To Pheriche (4,250 Meters)

  • Early morning hike to Kala Patthar, a vantage point offering stunning sunrise views of Everest, Lhotse, and other Mountains.
  • Descend from Gorak Shep to Pheriche, retracing your steps through Lobuche and Thukla.
  • Enjoy the downhill trek and views of the Himalayas.
  • Approximate trekking time to Kala Patthar and back to Pheriche 7-8 hours. 14 km

Day 11Pheriche To Namche Bazaar (3440m)

  • Trek from Pheriche to Namche Bazaar, descending through the rhododendron forests and crossing the Dudh Koshi River.
  • Pass through Tengboche Monastery and enjoy the familiar trails and landscapes.
  • Approximate trekking time: 6-7 hours. 20km

Day 12Namche Bazaar To Lukla (2840m)

  • Trek from Namche Bazaar to Lukla, descending through forests and crossing suspension bridges.
  • Reach Lukla, where you can celebrate the completion of your trek with your guide, porters, and fellow trekkers.
  • Approximate trekking time: 6-7 hours. 20km

Day 13Fly Back To Kathmandu (1350m)

Fly from Lukla to Kathmandu, weather permitting.

Transfer to your hotel in Kathmandu.

Free and easy, rest, shopping, or exploring Kathmandu.

Day 14Departure Or Extend Your Stay.

  • Transfer to Tribhuvan International Airport for your onward journey.
  • Bid farewell to Nepal with memories of your Everest Base Camp adventure.
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FAQ

How difficult is the Everest Base Camp trek?

The Everest Base Camp trek is considered moderately challenging. It involves walking for several hours each day over varied terrain and at high altitude. While no technical climbing is required, trekkers should be prepared for steep ascents, rocky trails, and changes in weather conditions.

What is the best time of year to trek to Everest Base Camp?

The best time to trek to Everest Base Camp is during the pre-monsoon (spring) season from March to May and the post-monsoon (autumn) season from September to December. These periods offer stable weather, clear skies, and favorable trekking conditions.

Do I need to be physically fit to trek to Everest Base Camp?

While a good level of fitness is recommended, trekkers of varying fitness levels can undertake the Everest Base Camp trek. Regular cardio exercise and hiking preparation are advisable to ensure physical fitness for the demands of the trek.

How do I prepare for altitude sickness during the Everest Base Camp trek?

Sufficient acclimatization is crucial to prevent altitude sickness. Trekkers should ascend gradually, stay hydrated, and recognize the symptoms of altitude sickness. It’s recommended to include rest days in the itinerary for acclimatization and to descend if symptoms become severe.

What kind of food and accommodation is available during the Everest Base Camp trek?

Accommodation along the trek route ranges from basic tea houses to more comfortable lodges with amenities such as hot showers and WiFi, especially in the lower elevations, but higher up, accommodation is more basic. Most of the trekkers find delicious food along the trail, with different meal options.  As the Everest base camp trek is more commercial now, food and accommodation facilities are getting better day by day to serve their guest in the mountains.

Can I trek to Everest Base Camp without a guide or porter?

While it’s possible to trek independently, many trekkers opt to hire a guide or porter for added support, safety, and convenience. Guides can provide valuable insights and assistance, while porters can help carry trekking gear and luggage, reducing physical strain.

What should I pack for the Everest Base Camp trek?

Essential items to pack include sturdy hiking boots, warm clothing, a good-quality sleeping bag, sunscreen, sunglasses, and a first aid kit. It’s important to pack light but ensure you have all the necessary gear for the trek.

How much does the Everest Base Camp trek cost?

How much does the Everest Base Camp trek cost?

The cost of the Everest Base Camp trek can vary depending on factors such as the duration of the trek, accommodation preferences, and whether you choose to hire guides or porters. On average, trekkers can expect to budget between $1,000 to $2,000 for the entire trek, including permits, accommodation, meals, and incidental expenses.

46 Reviews
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Sarah L

Group Traveller

I and a group of friends, recently went on a trek to Everest base camp with Sali Trekking. It was an incredible experience right from the pickup at airport to the last day of departure. The company’s detailed planning and attention to everything ensured a seamless journey. Our guide Niraj was great and knowledgeable. He looked after us very well , making sure to check up on us every now and then. Also the breathtaking views , and well-organized logistics made the trek truly memorable. I highly recommend Sali Trekking to other adventure lovers, they truly excel in providing an amazing trekking experience to you.

January 11, 2024

wong m

Group Traveller

Lifetime experience, EBC trek

First time in Nepal and first big hike to Everest base camp and I made it. Thanks to sail and his team for
excellent service. Sudip, Ramesh, Sites our guides were so helpful and there were with us everything.
Highly recommended this team for anyone who are looking for organised trek to Everest base camp.
See you again for another adventure it’s. Namaste

November 29, 2023

Journey59120913995

Group Traveller

Everest base camp trekking in Nepal

10 of friends from Malaysia we join sali for Everest base camp trek which we recently completed, it was
my big trek and got emotional when I reach base camp. Sali and his guides were so amazing and helpful,
everything went perfect and we all enjoyed. Sali from mountain world treks is excellent on organsing,
any one interested for trek in Nepal, go with sali and his team blindly. Highly recommended.

November 25, 2023

TD

Group Traveller

Amazing trek to Everest base camp

Just completed Evereat base camp Trek with Sali and his team. well organized and taken care, Thanks to
all guide and porters for support throughout the trek. highly recommended.

November 25, 2023

Wan Z

Group Traveller

Dream trip – Everest base camp

My second trip to Everest base camp with Sali and his team, i did annapurna base camp trek last year
with them, for both trip Suresh was guiding and he is excellent, took care all of us. Trek itself amzing,
beautiful view, not to forget the toughnees of the trek, it wasnt easy but i made it with support of sali
and his team. Thanks guys, will join you guys for next trip for sure. Malaysia boleh!

November 25, 2023
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