Everest Base Camp Trek Highlights
- Walk on the footprints of Sir Edmund Hillary to conquer the Highest Mountain on Earth
- Stand tall at the Kala Patthar to witness the closest panoramic views of Mt. Everest
- Get a thrilling experience of flying in the World's most adventurous flight and shortest runway
- Visit World's Highest Monastery Tengboche, known to be the Spiritual Centre of Kumbhu Valley
- Ensure a smooth experience with all paperwork and trekking permits already arranged
Everest Base Camp Trek Overview
About Everest Base Camp Trek:
They call it the “steps to heaven” for a good reason. To go to the base camp of the highest mountain in the world is on every mountain lover’s bucket list. You will look at the scenery that’s so breathtakingly stunning and unlike any mountainous terrain that you have ever seen before – changing from lush green farmland, dense forest, and glistening blue fast-flowing rivers to the barren land and glacial pools the higher you climb – that you realize it was a good decision. Here you are, conquering Everest like a warrior.
When you'll reach the top of the final climb, stumbling over loose rocks and onto a canvas of white, all you will do is sit and admire what had become one of your greatest achievements.
Mount Everest Base Camp Trek Quick Facts:
Start Point/End Point: Tribhuvan Domestic Airport, Kathmandu
Everest Base Camp Trekking Duration: 12 Days & 11 Nights
Everest Base Camp Altitude: 18,513 ft
EBC Trek Difficulty: Difficult
Approx Trekking Distance: 130 km
Best Time for Mt Everest Base Camp Trek: April to early June and September to mid-December
Mount Everest Base Camp Trekking Inclusions:
➔ Domestic flights (Kathmandu- Lukla -Kathmandu)
➔ Accommodation during the trekking period in tea house/Mountain Lodge (12 nights).
➔ Trekking permits Sagarmatha National Park Permit, TIMS.
➔ Khumbu Region entry permit.
➔ Professional Certified Trek leader & Sherpa will assist and guide you during the trek
➔ Medical kit (carried by your trek leader), Oxygen cylinder
➔ All government and local taxes.
➔ Porter to carry up to 10 kgs of weight per trekker
Available Group Departures:
➔ May: 1, 2, 8, 9, 15, 22, 29
➔ June: 1, 5
➔ Sep: 4, 5, 11, 12, 18, 19, 25, 26
➔ Oct: 2, 3, 9, 10, 16, 17, 23, 24, 30, 31
➔ Nov: 6, 7, 13, 14, 20, 21, 27, 28
➔ Dec: 4, 5, 11, 12, 17, 18, 22
Note: Customisation available on request
How To Reach Kathmandu:
By Air: Kathmandu is served by the Tribhuvan International Airport, which has a number of direct flights fly from Delhi, Mumbai, Kolkata, Bangalore, And Varanasi to Kathmandu.
By Road: You can reach Kathmandu by bus from either Gorakhpur or Varanasi to the Nepalese Border at Sunauli. From Sunauli one can take a local bus to Kathmandu.
By Train: There is no rail line to reach Kathmandu to date. However, there's a train originating from Jainagar (India) to Janakpur (Nepal). From Janakpur It's a 6 hours drive to the city.
More Details about Everest Base Camp Trek
Know Before You Go for Everest Base Camp Trek
- All foreign nationals must share their passport and visa details at the time of booking, and also upon arrival.
- Do not bring non-bio gradable materials.
- Pay heed to the instructions given by the trek leader and guide.
- Consumption of alcohol and other intoxicating substances are strictly prohibited.
- Since Kathmandu-Lukla flights are dynamic, we recommend you keep a buffer day in hand.
- ID proof Is Mandatory ( Passport, Driving License, Voter ID ) Either One Of them Is Required.
- There are no ATMs in Lukla, so one is advised to carry enough money with them in case of need for an emergency. And even for buying trekking equipment in Kathmandu. It is one of the best and cheapest places to buy the same.
- Tea is very expensive at Everest. But getting hot water won’t cost you much. Carry your own tea bags to be used while on the EBC trek.
- Be prepared for extreme weather conditions, All accommodation on the trek to Everest Base Camp is in small tea houses, run by the local Sherpa people or Mountain Lodges. There are options for showers lower down on the trail, if you decide to use them, however, many people keep clean by using baby wipes and a bowl of warm water each day. The toilet situations can be difficult at times, as in the tea houses they are generally not Western-style toilets, rather just a hole in the ground instead of a toilet bowl.
- Warm clothes, sunglasses, trekking boots, gloves, trekking stick, woolen caps among other trekking equipment you want to carry. However, the most important thing to bring is a good pair of trekking shoes that you have hiked in previously. Kathmandu is a great place to buy trekking clothes that are both cheap and of decent quality. If you can bring your own sleeping bag otherwise you can rent one for about 500-600 rupees a day.
- If it’s sunny you might be surprised at how warm it can get during the day. Most trekkers wear t-shirts and shorts for the first few days while the elevation is still low. When the sun sets the temperatures drop quickly. Wear a warm hat while sleeping and take a Nalgene bottle filled with hot water and keep it in your sleeping bag to stay warm.
- Make sure to drink plenty of water while on the trek. Do carry extra water bottles with you at all times.
- A headache can be one of the first signs of altitude problems. Do carry suitable medications for the same. Small headaches are common and should not stop you from trekking or worry you. However, if it persists or increases, it might be advisable to ascend or even trek down.
- Taking care of your skin and eyes are important. Sunburns happen much quicker at high elevation so make sure to apply sunscreen a few times a day and wear a hat. Sunglasses are a must-have and if you wear prescription glasses it’s good to come to Nepal with a pair of prescription sunglasses or at least a clip-on.
- Layering allows you to easily regulate your body temperature and stay comfortable while Mount Everest trekking. It’s even better if your layers have zippers so that you have even more control of your body temperature.
- EBC trek is one of the most beautiful Himalayan treks. So much so, that one would want to stop at every step and take pictures to make memories for life.
- In the cold, your batteries will die much quicker than they do at home. This holds true for basically every kind of electronics you'll be using from phones to cameras to kindles. While some of the tea houses allow you to charge things, they all charge you for it (some more than others). An easy way to avoid this is to bring spare batteries and a portable charger.
Things To Carry for Everest Base Camp Trek
- Head torch
- Waterproof windcheater
- Walking shoes
- Thermal inners
- Lightweight quilt or blanket
- Rain cover
- Walking stick
- Backpack with waterproof linings
- Toilet paper & wipes
- Hiking shoes
- Fleece jackets and thermals
- Extra pair of socks
- Water bottle
- Day pack (20-30l)
- Back pack (50-60l)
- Warm clothes