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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 t...


Rameshwar Bharadwaj


A good trek at a very reasonable price is what I need to say about this trek first of all. I had a comfortable and good stay at the base camp. The camp...


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June: 2,9

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The price Rs 42500 + 5% GST is valid till 31th March only.

About the Destination:

With its daunting summit soaring high up above the mountain, trekking in Everest Base camp is definitely the adventure for you.  The Everest, one of the most sought after tourist destination in Nepal is known for its incandescent beauty with the magnificent peaks and hills. At an altitude of 29, 035 ft, Everest creates the perfect spot for the trekkers with the vast blue sky in the backdrop. Covered by the snow capped mountains and the vast greenery, Everest Base Camp trek is one of the dream destination for the trekkers. And the best thing about this place is that you will be in the midst of the friendliest people.

For a close encounter with the Everest summit, Everest Base Camp is the best trek for you. In this trek, you will be trekking to an altitude of 17,600 ft ft passing through the quaint villages, grassy paths, steep rocks etc. You will be trekking in the trails of the footsteps of legendary adventurers and mountaineer like Tenzing Norgay and Sir Edmund Hillary. Nothing beats the excitement and thrill that holds the travellers on while ascending the Everest and watching it very close. 

EBC is a double treat for the nature lovers and the photography enthusiast where you can click some of the best shots.  You will be experiencing a lot of snowfalls while you are on the trek. The moment you reach an altitude of 5365 meters you will feel as if you are standing in a globe of a snowball. Catch the first glimpse of the Khumbu icefall during your trek. Not just get a chance to explore the forest, valleys and waterfalls but also, you will get a chance to learn about the culture of the legendary people Sherpas who are known to be Mountain Climbers.  

It’s time to take up your adventure to a whole new level. Not just treat yourself with this exciting trek but also learn a lot about the people and cultures of this region. Known for its magnificent beauty with the mountain peaks, glacial moraines and valleys, Everest Base Camp is the one place you wouldn't want to miss this year.

Quick Facts:

Maximum Altitude: 18,513 ft

Difficulty Level: Difficult

Airport: Kathmandu, Nepal

ATM: Namche Bazaar has the last ATM point before your trek begins.

Everest Base Camp Highlights

- With the high passes and the white misty glaciers Everest Base Camp trek will give you an experience of a lifetime.

- On this trek, you will trek to the foothills of the Everest, the world’s highest mountain.

- You will be trekking in some of the challenging treks like Kala Pattar, Nangkartshang Peak, and Everest Base Camp.

- Get a chance to explore the amazing beauty of the Katmandu and learn about the people and their culture.

- Visit the ancient Thami and Tengboche monasteries and investigate the beauty of the Sherpa village.

- Also, visit the school established by Sir Edmund Hillary in the mountain village of Khumjung.

Best Time to travel to Everest Base Camp Trek

Travelling to Mount Everest has its on-peak and off-peak seasons. For ordinary tourists, the golden season to take a Mt. Everest tour would be in April, May, early-June, September and October, and early November. At these times of the year, the skies are clearer, with very few days where visibility is even slightly limited.

There is very little rain and snow, and daytime temperatures, while not the hottest in the year, are well above freezing, and quite comfortable for trekking and touring the region. Although, you will still need some warm clothes for the nights, which can still get quite cold.

However, tours to Mount Everest can be arranged at any time of year, given an individuals’ unique preference. As long as you are not a professional mountaineer with a particular time frame to summit the mountain, Everest Base Camp welcomes you whenever you come.

Tips for Everest Base Camp

1) Bring enough money: 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 buy trekking equipments in Kathmandu. It is one of the best and cheapest place to buy the same.

2) Bring your own Tea: Yes, tea is very expensive at the Everest. But getting hot water won’t cost you much. Carry your own tea bags to be used while on the trek.

3) Mentally prepare yourself: As this is not an easy trek, you should prepare yourself mentally for the task that is ahead of you. This means, 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. 

4) What to Carry: Warm clothes, sun glasses, trekking boots, gloves, trekking stick, woolen caps among other trekking equipments 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.

5) Prepare for extreme weather: 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 quick. 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. 

6) Stay Hydrated: Make sure to drink plenty of water while on the trek. Do carry extra water bottles with you at all times.

7) Altitude Headaches: 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.

8) Avoid the Sun: 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 clip-ons.

9) Dress in Layers: Layering allows you to easily regulate your body temperature and stay comfortable while trekking.  It’s even better if your layers have zippers so that you have even more control of your body temperature. 

10) Bring a camera: This 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.

11) Bring Extra Batteries/Charging Packs: In the cold, your batteries will die much quicker than they do at home. This holds true for basically every kind of electronic 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.


  • Day 1 - Arrival in Kathmandu

    The first day of your itinerary involves arrival in Kathmandu and getting prepared for the upcoming trek. You will be picked up at the Kathmandu airport, introduced to the guide and will also be briefed about the trek.

    The guide will make sure that your equipment is in place and might recommend any gear that needs to be purchased or rented. 

  • Day 2 - Kathmandu to Lukla, then walk to Phakding (2652m)

    After breakfast, we will proceed to the Tribhuvan Domestic Airport, Kathmandu.

    We will take a flight to Lukla. The total flying time is of 35 minutes. The experience of flying in this route will be one of your best. The flight will be passing through valleys and presenting some breathtaking views of the mountain ranges and the Nepali villages atop.

    Once you arrive in Lukla, our representatives will receive you.

    Immediately we will start our trekking and trek to Phakding. It is at an altitude level of 2652m. It is a simple trek for 3.5 hours. The trail will pass via many small villages and green mountains. We will stay overnight at the Tea house.

  • Day 3 - Phakding to Namche Bazaar (3440m)

    Today we will trek for Namche Bazaar. Namche is at an altitude level of 3440m. The route is surrounded by huge green mountain ranges. The Dudh Koshi river flows along the side till Namche.

    We will stop at Monjo for the lunch, as that is the last point to get food before Namche. The route between Monjo and Namche is a gradually inclining trail amidst thick green forest. You will be able to get a glimpse of Everest and Lhotse just before Namche, though not very clear.

    Overnight stay at Tea House or Mountain Lodge. Total trekking will be 5 to 6 hours with the moderate difficulty level and a portion after Monjo will be strenuous.

  • Day 4 - Acclimatization at Namche (3440m), Short Hiking

    This is a day for acclimatization and we will be resting in Namche Bazaar. It is a place that has everything one can wish for. Coffee shops, Bars, Restaurants and many more things to do.

    You can go to the Namche museum, this a little above Namche Bazaar, just about 20 minutes trek. You can get a clear view of Everest and Lhotse from this place.

    You can visit the Namche Bazaar (Market) and Namche Monastery.

  • Day 5 - Namche to Tengboche (3860m)

    Tengboche is a small valley at an altitude level of 3860m. It is one of the most beautiful places of our entire trekking route.

    The Tengboche Monastery is a famous and beautiful place, worth visiting.

    The trek time will be about 5 hours with moderate difficulty level.

  • Day 6 - Tengboche to Dingboche (4360m)

    Today we will start our trek and go towards the Pangboche village, we will get some nice views of Mount Ama Dablam.

    We are likely to have our lunch at Pangboche. We will then trek towards Pheriche and proceed to the Imja Valley.

    We will be able to see the Lobuche River and will pass through it and take steep hike to Dingboche.

    Overnight stay at Dingboche.

    The trek will be about 6 to 7 hours while it will be moderate for most part, there will be about 2 steep inclines.

  • Day 7 - Acclimatization day at Dingboche (4360m)

    Today will be an acclimatization day.

    We can take a small hike to get a view of worlds three top mountain peaks, Mount Lhotse, Mount Makalu and Mount Cho Yu. Besides these, you will see plenty of peaks and mountain ranges.

    Overnight stay at hotel.

  • Day 8 - Dingboche to Lobuche (4940m)

    Today we will start trekking towards Dughla (4600m) and then to Lobuche (4940m). On this route we will get to see a huge stream and many mountain peaks including Mount Pumori (7138m), Mount Nuptse, Mount Cholatse and Mount Thamserku.

    Once we pass the Khumbu Glacier we will get to see the highest peaks such as Khumbutse, Lingtren, Pumori and Mahalangur. While all of these will look very near to the Mount Everest, it is not possible to get a glimpse of Everest from here.

    Total trekking time will be 6 to 8 hours and this will be a moderate trek.

    Overnight stay at Tea house or Mountain Lodge.

  • Day 9 - Lobuche (4940m) to Gorakshep (5170m) to Everest Base Camp (5364m) and come back to Gorakshep.

    This will be a completely glacier route. The trek to Gorakshep (5170m) and Everest Base Camp (5364m) is likely to be a moderate trek.

    You can see Everest on the way but you can’t get a full view from Base camp, the Kumbhu icefall will be very clearly visible. This part of the trek will surely feel like you are in heaven amidst the glaciers and see the gigantic mountain up-close.

    We will get to see the peak of the Everest very clearly tomorrow from Kala Patthar.

    Overnight stay in Gorakshep.

    The total trekking time will be 5 -7 hours and will be moderate.

  • Day 10 - Hiking to Kala Patthar (5645m) and descend to Lobuche (4940)

    The hike to Kala Patthar will be the most difficult part of this trekking expedition of yours as well as the most rewarding one.

    You will be able to see the Peak of Everest. In fact Kala Patthar is the only place which will give you views of almost the entire high peak mountains of the Himalayan Ranges.

    It will take about 2.5 to 3 hours to reach Kala Patthar from Gorakshep.

    After Kala Patthar it will be all descending from now on and the trek becomes very simple, though you have to be careful about the decline.

    We will need another 3 hours to reach Lobuche (4940m). Total trek time will be 7 hours max with only one steep incline and rest simple and easy trek.

    Based on group’s decision you can trek down to Pheriche also

  • Day 11 - Lobuche (4940m) to Tengboche (3860m)

    It will be about 6 to 7 hours of easy declining trekking.

    You will be passing through the amazing Himalayan ranges.

  • Day 12 - Tengboche (3860m) to Monjo (2835m)

    This will be a moderate trek; it will take about 6 – 7 hours trek to reach Monjo.

    Overnight stay at Monjo.

  • Day 13 - Monjo (2835m) to Lukla (2800m)

    It will take about 6 hours to reach Lukla. This will remain a simple trek. We will get a very small incline just before Lukla.

    Overnight stay at Lukla.

  • Day 14 - Lukla to Kathmandu

    Today we will proceed to the Airport and catch our flight to Kathmandu and enjoy the valley views throughout the 35 minutes flying time.

    This is a complete leisure day and overnight stay at hotel or guest house

  • Day 15 - Departure

    Please check out by 12 noon to catch your flight.

    We will drop you at the Airport.


  • 2 Nights Guest house stay in Kathmandu
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  • 12 Nights of Stay in Tea House or Mountain Lodge


  • Trekking

Other Inclusions

  • Airport pick up and drop for for international terminal.
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  • Domestic airport transfers for Lukla
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  • Accommodation in Kathmandu in Guest House (2 nights).
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  • Accommodation during the trekking period in Tea Houses or Mountain Lodges (12 nights).
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  • Domestic flights (Kathmandu- Lukla -Kathmandu)
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  • Trekking permit for Sagarmatha National Park Permit and TIMS
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  • Qualified guide.
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  • Medical kit (carried by your trek leader).
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  • All government and local taxes.
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  • Khumbu Region entry permit (For Booking done after 1st January)
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  • Porter to carry upto 10 kg of weight per person.
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  • Please Note: For single trekker we provide porter cum guide.

Things To Carry

  • Footwear
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  • Hiking boots: Good ankle support.
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  • Hiking shoe or sneaker: As an extra, or to use in Kathmandu.
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  • Woolen socks: 3 pair of hiking heavy woolen socks (75-86% wool).
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  • Light socks: 3 pair of light woolen socks (at least 50% wool).
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  • Outwear
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  • Down jacket: It’s light and warm. At least, 700-fill goose down insulation for lightweight warmth. It gets very cold at night and in the early morning.
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  • Fleece jacket: Your fleece can be layered with your down jackets.
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  • Clothing
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  • Hats: Warm one for the morning and baseball cap or sun hat for the afternoon.
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  • Gloves: Insulated gloves to keep your hands warm on the cold morning trek and liner gloves for cool temper in the evening
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  • Hiking pants: 2 pair of hiking pants, one convertible (it can get hot in the afternoon).
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  • Cargo Pants: 1 pair of jeans and 1 pair of cargo pants for while you are in Kathmandu, and either fleece or other heavy sweat pants to wear during the evening downtime.
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  • Long underwear tops: At least 3 – to wear as a base layer for warmth. Underwear: 7 pairs of underwear.
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  • Tee and Tank: 5 performance tees or tanks to layer with the long underwear tops.
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  • Long underwear bottoms: 2 mid-weight long underwear bottoms to layer with your hiking pants during cooler points of the trek; or to provide extra comfort under your fleece pants in the evenings.
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  • Gears
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  • Day backpack: 25-35 L backpack (depending on one’s preferences). It should be large enough to comfortably carry your camera, water bottle, extra clothes and snacks while you are on your daily trekking route. Porters usually take off early in the morning and complete the trek with greater speed. You would not see them until later in the evening upon reaching your destination.
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  • Duffle bag XL: (140L-165 L) / (32 x19x19). You can purchase a duffel bag in Kathmandu for a real bargain.
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  • Small lock: Bring a small lock for your duffle bag.
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  • Sack /Plastic bags: 2 sacks or plastic bags in which to organize and store your dirty laundry.
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  • Trekking Poles: These will provide you with balance and support – your knees will really appreciate this on the downhill portions of your trek.( You can buy this in Kathmandu )
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  • Sleeping bags: -10° C /14° F for a teahouse (rustic lodging) Guesthouses on your trekking route will only provide you with blankets. Get sleeping bags on rent @ around 70 Rs per day.
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  • Trekking Towels: 1 large, 1 medium and few wash clothes (quick dry is plus!).
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  • Accessories
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  • Cameras, batteries, and memory card: Trekking through the unmatchable beauty of the Everest region will make you a paparazzo! Bring extra batteries (charging cost $1$2.5 along the trail). 32 GB of memory should be sufficient.
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  • Sunglasses: Make sure they have 100% UV protection.
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  • Tablet computer: For entertainment in the evening; there isn’t much to do after 4pm. It is also quite cold and windy in the higher altitudes. Many trekkers choose to stay in their rooms at night; this being especially true once you have trekked into the more desolated regions beyond Namche Bazaar. If you don’t have a tablet, you should bring along books, mp3 players or playing cards to pass the time. These will become your best friends if you ever get stranded at Lukla Airport!
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  • Personal & Medicals
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  • Water bottle: Bring 2 bottles for your trek. Make sure they can hold both hot and cold liquids.
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  • Water purification tablets: These are optional; but if you want to buy them, it is recommended that you do this at your hometown trekking store. The tablets being sold in Kathmandu are questionable.
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  • Pain reliever: Almost all trekkers suffer from an occasional light headache; these will help you ease the pain.
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  • Sun block (35+SPF) and lip balm with sun protection are essential. Personal first aid kit: Having your own kit on the trek is a plus.
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  • Band-Aids: Untreated blisters could make your trek very difficult; fabrics are best.
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  • Baby wipes: Hot showers are limited. Wipes will come in very handy.
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  • Hand wipes: For hand washing in the morning – otherwise good luck with very cold water!
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  • Snacks and goodies: Trail mix, granola bars, energy bars, chocolate, nuts, candy bars, and powdered drink mix are all great to sweeten the trail and to give you a boost of much needed energy. Don’t stress on the high calories, you will burn it off in no time while trekking.
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  • Plastic zip lock bags: They are useful in so very many ways.
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  • Please Note for bookings done prior to 1st January 2018, trekkers are required to pay the Khumbu region Permit of NPR 2000 (Approx Rs 1250) separately in Kathmandu
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  • Do not bring non-bio gradable materials
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  • Pay heed to the instructions given by the trek leader and guide
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  • Consumption of alcohol and other intoxicating substances are strictly prohibited
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  • Do check with your doctor if you are medically fit for the trek
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  • We recommend you to buy insurance from for emergency evacuation
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  • Since Kathmandu-Lukla flights are dynamic, we recommend you keep a buffer day in hand
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  • Exclusions -
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  • Travel expenses to reach and return from Kathmandu. Food and drinking water throughout the trip.
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  • Soft-drinks / Beverages / Alcohols / Snacks / Chocolates Etc.
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  • Additional accommodation and food expenses if trek gets delayed due to weather, flight. Personal expenses (phone calls, laundry, bar bills, battery recharge, extra porters, bottle or boiled water, shower, etc.)
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  • cancellation, health or any other reason.
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  • Health Insurance, Personal Insurance and other travel insurance.
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  • Expenses for evacuation and rescue operations due to natural calamity, mishaps, injury or any health problem.
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  • Nepalese visa fee.
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  • "… you don’t want to get sick. Altitude sickness, breathlessness, mild headaches and impaired judgment are all to be expected and if you have respiratory problems, consult your doctor before signing up.
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  • … a repetitive menu gets you down. Expect hearty dal bhat (rice and lentil curry, with veggie variations) is served everywhere, everyday, with more variety in Lukla and Namche Bazaar. It’s good fuel for trekking though. As the saying goes: Dal Bhat power, 24 hour!
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  • … your exercise routine involves walking to the pub and back. While you don’t need to be super-fit, the more fitness training and hiking you do before you go the more you’ll enjoy it."
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  • Preparation Tips-
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  • “Before you are physically ready, you have to be ready mentally. Of course, some physical training is good. It would be nice if you are walking two or three hours every day during the month before you start the trip, that will help a lot with regards to trekking the trail. But some people are mentally unprepared. They worry too much about the altitude or it being their first time trekking. Rather than feeling that way they should just be positive, and trust that if they follow the leader’s instructions and listen carefully to his advice, it will be fine. So prepare in a positive way rather than a negative way, expecting bad things to happen.”

Cancellation Policy

  • If cancellations are made 30 days before the start date of the trip, 50% of total tour cost will be charged as cancellation fees.
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  • If cancellations are made within 0-30 days before the start date of the trip, 100% of total tour cost will be charged as cancellation fees.
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  • In case of unforeseen weather conditions or government restrictions, certain activities may be cancelled and in such cases the operator will try his best to provide an alternate feasible activity. However no refund will be provided for the same.
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    Story by Anushree

     Rated : 5.0

    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.

    Story by Rameshwar Bharadwaj

     Rated : 5.0

    A good trek at a very reasonable price is what I need to say about this trek first of all. I had a comfortable and good stay at the base camp. The camping was a great fun and I enjoyed to the core. Heard that this was the most challenging trek of Nepal and so I decided to try this out. This was obviously challenging but I could make it out till the end. it was just out of the world experience

    Story by Sucheta Namboothiri

     Rated : 5.0

    The mountains were brilliant and nice, the clear sky after the summer monsoon had dusted away the dust and we hence got a chance to have a clear view of the whole peak and the adjacent places. The days we spent at the camp base was cooler even though it could have been more long.

    Story by Deenabandhu Devar

     Rated : 5.0

    The great Everest Base trek camp is the most spectacular camping that I ever know of. What I liked personally about this trek was the courtesy and reception of the inhabitants at this place. Even though the trek was steep and sharp we had ample route to trek and enjoy. We even had time to take marvellous pictures at each and every step of the trek. I should say that I went on this trek at the right time. it was a life changing experience for me!!

    Story by Dhanpati Gill

     Rated : 5.0


    We (Me and my wife) took up this ever challenging Everest base camp trek last month. Staying at Delhi was an advantage for me, as I was able to make up immediate plans and pack bags for the one of its kinds trek – Everest base camp trek, When my wife had said that she wanted to take a break for two weeks, I immediately rushed online to book our tickets to Kathmandu to take up this trek that I had been dreaming off ever since I was in my college days, and luckily my wife never says no to my decision. It was during the months of Late November and Early December, the winter was starting to pour in, even though it was more chill and freezing than I had expected. Heard that November month is great for trekking to this wonderful place, and so when we landed up at the trek start point at Lukla, I could catch many trekkers who were going to accompany us in this journey, actually it looks good and is great to trek along with other trekking lovers, you will feel motivated. Even though I was the one who insisted on this trek, my wife was even more energetic and active when she saw the other accompanies. The weather and the days were too good at the first place; hence it gave a good kick start for our journey, the guide told us that the trekking would be for nearly 12 days, but we managed to finish it in 11 days. If we follow the instructions and the guidelines that are provided by the organizers we can complete this trek in the given time, on the other hand I heard some trekkers grumbling that they missed out some main points like Kala Pathar and were not able to make it up till the Everest base. But luckily my health and my co-trekkers were co-operative that we made it up till the end. Now that we had finished the trek successfully, it also becomes important to say a few words about the food, stay and the journey. Wherever we stopped, our guides served us with hot foods, even though there were many varieties; I wanted to try the traditional Nepali food – which was really a great choice; the accommodation for us was at Tea house which was really great and amazing, room service was above average and we never faced any problem at any time, Hot water was supplied for whenever we asked, the bedding and the blankets were clean and washed well ( my wife happens to be a clean freak), but then she never had any issue with the accommodation or food. As a final word, this review would become obsolete if I don’t mention that the organizers have done a tremendous job by making this challenging trek successful for us!

    Story by Dwaipayana Pilla

     Rated : 5.0


    At the end of your lifetime, when you sit back and recollect your old memories, it is not the tour that you will remember, but it will be the ones that made your trip memorable. And without any doubt I can say that my memory in future is going to be filled only with this Everest Base camp trek that I had taken up last week. A trek will become memorable only when it is filled with adventure, challenge and fun in it, and all this is coupled in the Everest base camp trek. When I had suggested this trek to my family, they immediately said a big “NO” as this was the most challenging one and I had picked the winter months for trekking, but then I gathered guts to convince my parents and started to go ahead with my itinerary which I had already done many months before the trek was decided. Actually the trek is not as scary and rough as others presume it to be, if you are packed with necessary stuffs and if you have some skill and knowledge about this trek you are sure to go through it easily. Trekking to the base camp is actually a great fun to experience for real. I want this review to be useful to the readers, thus I am writing more of tips rather than my experience so that it would be useful for the other trekkers who are planning to go ahead with this trek. If you are planning to trek to this base camp, I feel it is always wise to carry some USD and Rupees as you hardly find any ATM’s over here, it is also great if you are able to arrange some Nepali currencies too in case you want to shop or buy something to eat. If you haven’t packed enough winter gear or trekking gear, buy them at Kathmandu itself and save some bucks, and as you climb the altitude will lower down your oxygen level, so carry plenty of chocolates and some treats for your mouth. When your energy level goes down, just munch in few chocolates and gets instant energy. And you can also carry some tea bags with you; hot water is available at many places, so you can just stop by to sip your tea instead of searching for a local tea stall. Well all this being said, my trek to Everest base camp was more than I wanted it to be, fun thrill, excitement, adventure, mystery and above all I made friendship with so many trekkers that in future I will not have to go alone to any place, this trekking friends group will be ready to hang out with me.

    Story by Manisha Gowda

     Rated : 5.0


    The trekking experience was fine, the organizer had planned every bit in precise and detailed me the itinerary on my arrival at Kathmandu. The trek was looking immense for me as I started up with it, and as I started trekking bit by bit, my fear reduced after witnessing the beauty of the villages and the nearby surrounding backdrops. At certain altitude, I was feeling as if the world shifted, the sky widened and it was like my feet were somewhere immersed into space. With chillness in my heart, lungs and face I trekked further and further along with other trekkers. The path to the base camp was still higher and as I climbed bit by bit I could feel the snow capped mountains moving towards me and from somewhere the icicles were hanging, as I had carried enough winter wears, I faced no issues at all, but otherwise also the guides over here are helpful and are arranging the things that are needed, in fact there are many places where you can hire stuffs to trek. Well then with few more moves ahead, I caught the first glimpse of the Mount Everest from so near and that too for real. This moment was enough to flush off my tiredness, I could feel a fresh flow of blood inside me, and well whatever I faced to reach this place was more than worth it. My adventurous trek came to an end and at last I felt bad when I had to say Sayonara to my fellow trekkers who became so close by then. All in all, the trek was worth every penny and energy spent!!!

    Story by Bhramar Patil

     Rated : 5.0


    My honeymoon was going on pending due to my tight schedule, but then I didn’t want to prolong it more, so I booked immediately for a trek to Everest base camp, as both me and my wife are great trekking lovers, we have trekked many times before but we never gave this a try as we kept postponing hearing that it was a very challenging one. I thought my wife wouldn’t be able to manage till the end, but she was more active than me and never gave up at any time even when the weather went down to minus degrees. To start with from the day one till the day twelve everything went out smooth, this is what we can expect when a reputed travel organizer takes up the job of arranging such hard treks. There were many other co- trekkers probably who were not pro in this, they had to face some problem like skipping some places or extending the trek for a day or more. Well talking about the trek apart from the breathtaking sceneries we enjoyed the unique Sherpa culture and had chance to see monasteries and museums on the way, we felt that those days were sheer pleasure – a trance filled state. My wife still says that we had entered into some Indiana Jones movie, YES! This is what we felt during those twelve days. A mix of natural beauty, fascinating culture and the sense that we achieved such a challenging trek is making me getting Goosebumps even now.

    Story by Ashok Prajapat

     Rated : 5.0


    This trek has inspired me a lot, basically I love enjoying the natural beauty and the landscapes of any part of the world, when my relative told me to accompany her for a trek to the Everest base camp, I was not too keen on it, I was having a myth that trekking and enjoying the nature are two different concepts and you will not be able to justify both of it I thought, but I was totally wrong. Even though it was a hard trek, we got plenty of scope to halt every now and there to enjoy the scenic beauty, natural landscapes, pristine surrounding, freezing rivers and the immense flora and fauna at every junction. Even though winter trekking to this place is not advisable, we decided to take up the road that was not taken, and we don’t regret it as we never faced any issue. But after I am back from the trek I personally feel that this trek is not for the novice to take up at the first trial, this trek needs little professional skills to sustain the weather, altitude and the hard pathways. Otherwise all the things went over fine and cool. I was equipped with proper trekking gear so I never had any problem like my co travellers. It is obviously worth taking up such a kind of trek in your lifetime. Some treks like this will add memories to your life and give a new meaning to travel.

    Story by Kalinda Verma

     Rated : 5.0


    We had planned for a trip to Nepal, my friend was getting married, and so we all, our college friends gang decided to attend it, one of my friends suggested about a trek to the most challenging place – and this was when we decided to put the Everest base camp trek into our bucket list without any second thought. At first we were bit reluctant as we thought we may not be able to fulfill our trek dream, but we escaped as soon as the marriage was over, and kept aside ten days for this trek. The trek is definitely worth those days, time and money spent. The trek was not as easy as we assumed it to be, moreover there were light showers and as we didn’t pack much of clothing, we had to manage with the same stuffs and one or two we managed to buy anyways. I recommend my readers to pack ample clothing, wet tissues and few medicines as they will prove to be handy over there as you climb that altitude. Trek took us more than we had planned, we could make it in two weeks, but then even when the going was hard, the descend was easy and more simple than we thought. I would thank the organizer and the guide for making our trek memorable.

    Frequently Asked Questions

    1. What is the best time for Everest Base Camp trek?

      The best time to trek to the Everest Base Camp is Spring (March to Mid June) and Autumn (September to November). The temperature is moderate in these seasons and guarantees amazing views through the trip. Although this trek can be undertaken during winter, the cold temperature might not be suitable for everyone.

    2. What is the level of fitness expected from the participants?

      The fitter you are the more you'll take away from the experience. Take as much time as you can for cardio exercise and strength training, including core strength. This will make it far easier for you to trek and explore the terrain with your guide. Moreover, exercises aid in acclimatization for the trip. Experience of walking for long distances with heavy weights (at least 15 Kg) will be a useful preparation.

    3. What are the clothing which I should carry at my end?

      As the temperature is cold throughout the trek with the possibilities of rain, we recommend that you carry woolen clothes, which can be full sleeves woolen sweater, thermal inner wear, windproof jacket, etc. along with a raincoat.

    4. How much weight will I have to carry? Will porters be there?

      It is advisable to carry a 60L backpack.. Yes, porters will be there to carry your luggage and will carry upto 10 kgs of your weight.

    5. Which type of shoes should I carry?

      Please do not carry the normal sports shoes. As you need the good traction during the trek, shoes from Woodland or Forclaz 500 is a recommended choice.

    6. What kind of food will be available during this trek? What about safe drinking water?

      Veg and egg dishes and safe drinking water throughout the trek is available.

    7. What about first aid and medication if someone falls sick?

      All the guides are trained medical professionals and have the first-aid kits along with necessary medications with them. Hence, immediate medical care is provided to anyone who falls sick during the trek.

    8. Does one feel altitude sickness over there? If yes, how to avoid it?

      Yes, with high altitudes comes mountain sickness. Before you start the trek, it is important to understand the implications of high altitude on your body. Be aware of the symptoms of AMS (Acute Mountain Sickness) like mild headache, nausea and general discomfort. If you feel any of these symptoms, inform the trek leader on priority and follow his instructions. The guide will have first aid kit and oxygen cylinder to address the situation. You can even avoid falling so sick, if you carry suitable medications to suit your body.

    9. How Long do we trek Each day?

      The total duration of the trek will be 15 days depending on the route of your trek. Each day you will be covering an average distance of 10- 12 km. You will be trekking slowly or else you might face some altitude sickness. This will be mostly completed in 5-7 hours.

    10. What should I take?

      It is always advisable to pack lightly (10- 15 kg). Carry thermal, fleece jacket, trekking socks, sandals for the evening. Also, carry two pairs of long pants, two or three T-shirts (synthetic fabrics – not cotton – that wick away sweat), and another warm jumper or light fleece. A good sleeping bag (rated to -20°C/0°F) is essential; if it’s winter, a thermal liner makes it extra toasty.

    11. Can trek leader/operator change the itinerary?

      Usually the trek will happen according to the regular plan but at times there might be situations where you will have to choose a different plan. So we always have a Plan B ready. As the trek will be happening in the most remote region, some unforeseen events may occur where we might have to change the itinerary. The date of the trek completion will coincide with the original date. If there are such cases occur then the trek leader wills suggest you the best alternative similar to your original plan.

    12. I am the only girl in trek, is it safe?

      Our first priority is to create a safe environment for all the trek members. And it is first priority when it comes to the safety of the girls. While at the time of allotments for the rooms boys and girls will have different accommodation. We try to create the best environment for all the trekkers to be friendly with each other. But it is advisable that you take care of your own personal belongings.

    13. Who will lead the trek and who all will be present in the team to go along with us?

      Your trek will be led by a professional Trek leader who is an expert in mountaineering and has completed his Basic and Advance courses like MOI and are also certified in first-aid course. Our local guide will be accompanying our trek leader with the details of the route. The rest of the team includes the kitchen staff, porters, helpers and extra trained local supporting staff which will be taken as a backup.

    14. What are the clothing and equipment that need to be purchased from our end?

      As you will be trekking at a high altitude you need to keep yourself away from frost bites. Always wear layered clothes which will protect your from cold. Wear a knit cap which will help you to keep your face warm. As for the gear we advise you to go through the Packing list before starting your trek. Our team will further assist you if you need any further information.

    15. What are the sanitary Facilities?

      While on your EBC trek there are not abundant toilet facilities. While on your trek you might find tea houses and small restaurants till Gorakshep close to base camp. In the base camp there will be a log hut in a dark pit which you will have to climb every time. Nowadays you can also find flushing toilet in the route of your Mount Everest Base Camp trek .

    16. Do we need Gumboots on this trek?

      A lightweight pair of “Gore tex” will be the best for your Everest Base Camp trek. These boots provides you with great ankle support and also helps you to keep your feet dry. You can get these boots in all shapes and sizes. You can also opt for Gumboots as this will help you with your grip and keep off the ice from entering your shoes.

    17. Can we have liquor or smoke whike on the trek?

      No, liquor and smoke is to be strictly avoided during your trek. As you will trek in high altitude the oxygen level will keep changing. Consuming any kind of kind of liquor will make you fall sick. You need to be physically fit to complete your whole trek. Consumption of liquor or smoke might cause AMS and nausea which could be dangerous.

    18. Is Diamox advisable?

      If you wish to use Diamox then you can take it a day before starting your EBC trek or when you realize when you are start to get the hint of a headache while you ascend. It is best advisable that you avoid taking it and let your body cope to the process naturally. We also advise you to consult your guide before consumption..

    19. How do I get in shape?

      You will be trekking in the extreme hills and to an altitude of 5545m. So it is advisable to prepare yourself to a fitness level which will help you to walk in high altitude. Walk for at least five hours once a week which will increase your capacity to walk on the steep rocks. Instead of taking the lift take the stairs. Also, you can go for swimming, cycling, walking etc to keep up your fitness level.

    20. Do I need a guide?

      If you are trekking through a trekking company your company will be arranging a guide for you. You can book your guide before starting your trip. But if you are travelling on your own then it is compulsory for you as per the Nepal Government.

    21. How to stay healthy and safe on the trek?

      While you are on the trek it is always advisable to eat veg food. The safest, healthiest option is to eat dal bhat (lentil soup with rice). Altitude sickness can affect sometimes so it is advisable to be careful on the trek, If there are any symptom of headaches, dizziness, sleeplessness, loss of appetite and breathlessness take Diamox for treatment.

    22. How to Reach:

      Take an international flight to Kathmandu Most of the flights are scheduled from major cities with daily flights from New Delhi and Mumbai. Flight schedules and availability are dependent upon the season and the weather in the region.

    23. When should I take the trek?

      The best time to take this trek is during the month of March to Mid June and from September to December. During the month of May the days will be hotter just before the onset of monsoons. During December the temperature reach below zero temperature and it is suitable for the trekkers.

    24. How high is base camp?

      If you are starting your trek from the south East Ridge than your Base Camp will be 5,380 m (17,600 ft) on the south side of Everest in Nepal. If you are trekking via Gorakshep below the Kala Pathar then your Base Camp will be is 5,545 metres.

    25. How far is it from base camp to the summit of Everest?

      From the base camp if you are trekking through the south ridge route then you will be covering 12.5miles (20km), plus 50miles (80km) on trekking approach (total 62.5miles, 100km). If you are trekking through the Northeast ridge route then you will be covering 22.75miles (36.5km)

    26. How many base camps are there on Mount Everest?

      There are 4 camps at different elevation before reaching the summit of Mount Everest Base Camp 5,335m (17,500ft) Camp 1 at an elevation of 6,000m (19,685ft) Camp 2 at an elevation of 6,400m (21,000ft) Camp 3 at an elevation of 7,200m (23,625ft) Camp 4 at an elevation of 7,950m (26,085ft) Summit at 8,850m (29,035ft)

    27. How hard is it to walk to Everest Base Camp?

      The first thing to make clear is that the Everest Base Camp trek requires no technical climbing and is essentially a long hike. We therefore strongly believe that anyone with determination and a basic fitness level can trek the route - and all of our successful clients attest to this! We have seen overweight, underweight, old and young do this trek and all of them enjoyed it thoroughly.

    28. How long is the trek from Lukla to Everest Base Camp?

      From Lukla one has to trek only for about 65 kms to reach the Everest Base Camp. It is a long trek of about 8-9 days to walk in and about 3-4 days to walk out.

    29. How many people have been to the top of Mount Everest?

      Approximate 4,000 people have climbed Mount Everest since Sir Edmund Hillary and Sherpa Tenzing Norgay in 1953.

    30. Can I trek to Everest Base Camp independently / without support?

      One can definitely trek independently to the Everest Base camp but it comes with its pros and cons. Everest Base Camp trek planning can be a lot of work – from permits, accommodations, transportation, and more – there are a lot of logistics to consider before and during your trek. If you pay a travel company to do this, it will cost money but comes with zero stress of all the above mentioned steps. Plus the biggest benefit is safety. You will have trained guides and experienced leaders to trek you through the best route.

    31. Do I need permits?

      There are three different permits you need to trek to Everest Base Camp.

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