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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)
  • Caps
  • Warm clothes

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Top Reviews
03 May, 2017
Excellent
Anushree
Having trekked in the Sahayadris for over 4-5 years now and after doing two himalayan treks in the previous season, I wanted to do a more challenging trek. So finally I decided to climb the base camp of the highest mountain in the world. The majestic mountain range had been in my bucket list for many years. Now seemed to be the right time, and so I set off in search of the "Everest". I always thought how difficult could it be to climb mountains, after all, it just takes putting one step ahead of the other. I was wrong, it indeed turned out to be more difficult than I imagined. This is due to the rarefied air in the atmosphere, that makes breathing difficult. Even a nominal gradient while ascending seems to be a task. But thankfully I wasn't hit by any symptoms of AMS ( Acute Mountain Sickness ) which makes the mountaineer's job tremendously difficult at high altitudes. On the trek, it was the promise of some awesome photos, that helped me carry through many steep climbs. But, the sheer beauty of the barren mountains with clear blue sky in the backdrop and the ferocious Dudh Koshi River inspired me not to give up but to keep climbing. During the climb of Kala Patthar, I learnt the importance of balance and concentration, even when you are exhausted beyond limit. On the Kala Patthar summit day, I set out at 4 in the morning, climbing through the mountain with a 50-70 degree gradient; sub zero temperatures, chilly winds and freezing weather. It was total dark and the only thing I could see through my head torch was the next step. From this moment till 6 am in the morning, I only thought about the awesome feeling of summiting and achieving my goal. As the air was thin, I concentrated on breathing properly and adequately and took synchronized baby steps. And, finally at 6:30 am I reached the Summit (5643m)! The view of the sunrise on Everest was just spectacular and the feeling of having summited, exhilarating!! The Everest Base Camp and Kala Patthar expedition made me realize that to achieve a goal, it is important to believe in your own efforts and strength (Both Physical and Mental).But more than that, we should be grateful towards the ecosystem around and factors beyond our control which play an equally important role in our journey to achieve anything.
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30 Jul, 2018
Excellent
Vignesh
Trekking the adorable Himalayas is always a must on the “to do” list of an avid trekker. After trekking over the Sahyadris and taking a few treks in Karnataka I decided to place my foot on the Himalayan Mountain Ranges. Going through the various options from Chadar, Sandakphu, Roopkund, Hampta Pass, etc. I finally narrowed down to the Everest Base Camp. The very thought of following the footsteps of Sir Edmund Hillary and Sherpa Tenzing Norgay thrilled me to the core. The sight of having a close encounter with the highest point on earth just pushed further my excitement levels. After a series of e-searches and consulting with other fellow trekkers, I finally made up my mind to enroll for the 14 day EBC Trek with Thrillophilia. The EBC Trek was by far my best trek so far. Though the thin air made the ascent difficult and more challenging, I am glad that I was able to complete the trek. The amazing view of snow clad mountains, the vast greenery and above all the company of similar fun-loving folks made the trek a memorable one. Kudos to the team at Thrillophilia. The trek was not only organized well but the pricing was also reasonable. All the questions, concerns, doubts and apprehensions I that had were properly attended by the travel consultant at Thrillophilia, Miss Madhuri Mathur despite some of them being repetitive. The representatives Mr. Subid Sahoo and Mr. Nitish Singh as well as the trek Guide Mr. Bijay along with his assistants were all friendly and helpful. I will definitely suggest my pals to go for this trek. I wish to do it again sometime soon. Cheers, Vignesh
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Everest Base Camp Trek Itinerary

Day 1
Arrival to Kathmandu, Then Walk to Monjo | Fly To The World's Most Adventurous Flight Lukla
Manjo

Trek Distance: 13 Kms | Duration: 6 Hours | Elevation: 2652m

  • Welcome to the Land of Trekker's Paradise, Nepal.
  • Upon arrival meet and greet at the airport by the Kathmandu representatives and proceed for the most adventurous flight
  • The 35 minutes will pass through valleys with breath-taking views of the mountain ranges and the Nepali villages atop.
  • Meet our representatives at Lukla and then start the walk to Monjo after refreshments via Phakding.
  • The trail will pass via many small villages forests, some long bridges and green mountains. 
  • Overnight at Monjo.
Day 2
Monjo to Namche Bazaar | A Historic Trading Hub
Namche Bazar

Trek Distance: 5.5 Kms | Duration: 2 Hours | Elevation: 3440m

  • Post Breakfast get ready for the trek to Namche Bazaar.
  • The route is surrounded by huge green mountain ranges and the suspension bridges where the Dudh Koshi river and Bhote Koshi river flows.
  • Once you get your permits of Sagarmatha National Park permits at Jorsalle ascend on a steep trail before arriving at Namche Bazar.
  • Namche is situated on the slope of an arch-shaped mountain and is the historic trading centre of Kumbhu region.
  • Overnight stay at Namche Bazaar. 
Day 3
Acclimatization at Namche | Get The Best Views of The Highest Peaks
Namche

Elevation: 3440m

  • Wake up to the scenic views of mountains around you and enjoy the scrumptious breakfast.
  • This day will be for acclimatization for you to enjoy the culture of Nepal.
  • Namche Bazaar has become a busy tourist hub where climbers and trekkers can do last minute shopping for essentials.
  • One can also explore the Coffee shops, Bars, Restaurants and a colourful market.
  • One can do a short hike to Namche Museum, situated a little above Namche Bazaar.
  • Overnight at Namche.
Day 4
Namche to Dingboche | Visit to Largest Monastery of Khumbu
Dingboche

Trek Distance: 19 Kms | Duration: 6 Hours | Elevation: 4360m

  • Start your day early with a delicious breakfast and get prepared for the trek to Dingboche.
  • Enjoy a relatively easy and smooth trail with accompanying views of Himalayas.
  • Spot the native wildlife such as Himalayan Tahr and Himalayan Monals.
  • Have your lunch at Phunki Thenga, a small settlement with teahouses and army posts.
  • Climb up to see the famous Tengboche Monastery which is known to be the Largest Buddhist Monastery of the Khumbu region.
  • After spending time at monastery head towards Dingboche and witness the beautiful rhododendron forests, colourful birds and spectacular mountain scenery.
  • Reaching up Dingboche get settle in your tea houses and have your dinner.
  • Overnight at the Dingboche village.
Day 5
Pangboche to Dingboche | Explore the Village of Imja Khole Valley
Pangboche

Trek Distance: 14 Kms | Duration: 5.5 Hours | Elevation: 4360m

  • Wake up to the sounds of walking yaks bells with the beautiful views of mountains surrounding you.
  • Get yourself ready to walk past the village of Pangboche, through the Chortens and Mani walls.
  • Explore the The Pangboche Monastery is famous for being the home of a fragmentary mummified hand that is said to have come from a Yeti.
  • Stop over for lunch and continue on Imja Valley then descend to Lobuche River before arriving at Dingboche.
  • Overnight at Dingboche.
Day 6
Acclimatization day at Dingboche | Adore the World's Top Three Mountain Peaks
Dingboche

Elevation: 4360m

  • After having a warm delicious breakfast take a small hike to get a view of world’s three top mountain peaks - Mount Lhotse, Mount Makalu and Mount Cho Yu. 
  • Besides these, you will see plenty of peaks and mountain ranges Lobuche East (6,119 m), Lobuche West ( 4,940 m), Mt. Ama Dablam (6,812 m), and many more.
  • The summer valley is also popular for late evening sun. After 3 hours of climb, we will return back to the lodge/ tea house and take rest to boost the limbs for tomorrow.
  • Overnight stay at Dingboche.
Day 7
Dingboche to Lobuche | Trail to Base Camp
Lobuche

Trek Distance: 18 Kms | Duration: 4.5 Hours | Elevation: 4940m

  • After the breakfast, prepare yourself for the ultimate adventure.
  • Trek to Dusa begins and slopes along the edge to Dughla town.
  • The flat trail till Dughla will offer some of the best views of the Mount Everest base camp trekking expedition.
  • Getting a charge out of the phenomenal perspective on innumerable pinnacles like Taboche (6,542m/21463 ft), Cholatse (6,440m/21129 ft), Ama Dablam (6,856m/22493 ft), and Lhotse (8,516m/27940 ft), the path from the edge follow the moraine cold shaped by Khumbu icy.
  • Strolling close by the gravestone of Everest Climbers on Dhugla Pass for 60 minutes, we at last arrive at the present objective, Lobuche.
  • Overnight in a Tea House/Mountain Lodge at Lobuche.
Day 8
Lobuche to Gorakshep to Everest Base Camp and come back to Gorakshep | The Ultimate Adventure Day
Everest Base Camp

Trek Distance: 23 Kms | Duration: 6 Hours | Elevation: 5634m (Everest Base Camp)

  • Wake up in the morning and gear up yourself for the most exciting day of our trek.
  • The trail traces from Lobuche through narrow mountain gaps, glacial moraine alongside the world’s highest Khumbu glacier where you will get a 360 degree view of snowy peaks.
  • After lunch, we start our trek to Everest Base Camp, the ultimate adventure of our trip.
  •  Enjoy the merry time at Everest Base Camp, share the happiness, celebrate the victory, capture the happy moments and return back to Gorakshep for accommodation.
  • Overnight at Gorakshep.
Day 9
Hiking to Kala Patthar | Descend to Pheriche; Explore the Gigantic Views of Mt. Everest
Kala Patthar

Trek Distance: 11 Kms | Duration: 3 Hours | Elevation: 5550m (Kala Patthar)

  • Wake up super early in the morning and leave for the trek to Kala Patthar.
  • The main highlight of the trek is a side trip to the Kala Patthar summit for the extraordinary sunrise view over with the backdrop of Mt. Everest spend some good time here and trek back to Gorakshep. 
  • After delicate breakfast at Gorakshep, the journey from the land of Himalayas descends down to Pheriche for comfortable night sleep
  • Overnight stay at Pheriche Tea House/Mountain Lodge.
Day 10
Pheriche to Namche Bazaar | Buy Some Yak Cheese & Butter
Namche Bazar

Trek Distance: 19 Kms | Duration: 5.5 Hours | Elevation: 3440m

  • After having the breakfast we will descend from Pheriche to the tourist hub Namche.
  • The trail drops down to Orso, Somare, and Pangbochetracing the west bank of Imja River.
  • Climb up to Debuche and Tengboche through dense forest and descend to Phunki Thengafor final climb to Sanasa.
  • Eventually, we take an easy trail and trace it to Namche.
  • Overnight at Namche Bazaar.
Day 11
Namche Bazaar to Lukla | The Last Hike
Lukla

Trek Distance: 18 Kms | Duration: 5 Hours | Elevation: 2800m

  • Get up relaxed in the lap of mountains.
  • Trek from Namche, the trail takes steep descent route to Jorsaley national park border crossing a suspension bridge over Dudh Koshi River.
  • Enjoying the blissful scenery en-route, the trail retraces the path to Phakding and toward Lukla.
  • Celebrate the accomplishment of the adventurous trek at Lukla.
  • Overnight, stay at lodge in Lukla.
Day 12
Lukla to Kathmandu | Goodbye to the Mountains with Lots of Memories
Kathmandu
  • We will wake up early and have last breakfast with the heart-melting views of Himalayas.
  • We will fly back to Kathmandu with the last views of the Himalayan mountains.
  • One can stroll around colourful backpackers hub Thamel.
  • Have a great journey towards your hometown with lots of memories.

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Price Includes
  • Stay

    Accommodation during the trekking period in Tea Houses or Mountain Lodges (11 nights).

  • Activities

    Trekking to the base camp of the world's highest mountain

  • Guide

    Professional Certified Trek leader & Sherpa will assist and guide during the trek

    Porter to carry up to 10 kgs of weight per trekker

  • Permits

    Trekking permits Sagarmatha National Park Permit, TIMS.

    Khumbu Region entry Permit.

    All government and local taxes.

  • Transfers

    Domestic flights (Kathmandu- Lukla -Kathmandu)

Everest Base Camp Trek Map

Starting Point
Kathmandu
Kathmandu 44600, Nepal