Everest Base Camp Trek Package

Everest Base Camp Trek

Get the Best Deals on Booking EBC trek with us!
Book Now

Everest Base Camp Trek Overview

The Everest base camp trek is one of the most adventurous and thrilling treks in Asia, which along with different kinds of trails also has the enchanting scenic natural beauty to please you with. The camp base, located in the Khumbu region of Nepal, is the gateway to the highest mountain peak in the world, therefore it’s also called “steps to heaven”. The trekkers would garner a wholesome experience of himalayan culture for as long as 12 days as they trail through the different himalayan villages with each composting its unique culture. The plan of expedition of the Everest Base Camp is tailored such that trekkers don’t feel burdened and get a good time to spend around the different sites they pass by during the journey.

During the EBC trek while passing through its shaded trails, rough and steep terrains you’d get to explore the beautiful sunset views from the sightseeing location in the village Dingboche. Each day of the expedition would take a minimum of 4 to 5 hours of trek to complete the journey to the destination point. The leftover hours of the day could be well spent in discovering the place of your stay and at some places you’ll stay mandatorily for acclimatisation purposes, on such days exploring local markets and sightseeing locations would be best. The major and important highlighted places like Namche Bazaar, Tengboche Monastery at Dingboche, Imja Khola Valley and other places would be fun to explore as well.

Quick Facts For Everest Base Camp Trek

everest base camp trek
  • Maximum altitude of Everest Base Camp - 18,513 ft
  • Duration - 12 Days and 11 Nights
  • Trekking distance - 130 Km (To and Fro)
  • Trail type - Difficult
  • Airport - Tribhuvan Domestic Airport, Kathmandu
  • Snow Season - Winter, usually starting in the month of November
  • Best season - February to May and Late September to December
  • Starting Point - The EBC trek would begin at Lukla, where you’d reach by a plane from Kathmandu. The trek would take you up to the region of Khumbu where the base camp is located.
  • Who can participate - The minimum age required to embark on the Mount Everest Base Camp trek is 15 years. Participants are required to have previous experience of at least one high altitude trek of upto 5,000/16,400 ft.
...Read More

Why To Go For Everest Base Camp Trek?

Everest base camp trek is one of the most sought-after trek routes where the trekkers from across the globe arrive to escape the fast cities and gain a valuable soul stirring experience. As they climb up the base camp in Nepal covering an impressive 17,598 feet height, not only do the trekkers overcome obstacles of the journey but also enjoy the serene splendid beauty of the mighty mountains. The Mount Everest Base Camp trek is considered amongst the most famous treks in Himalayas for being towards the edge of the world's highest peak as well as due to the kind of adventure it offers. While following the trail one gets to enjoy the magnificent sights of mystical monasteries and Sherpa villages, the highlights of the trek would also include Kala Patthar, Gorak Shep and Sagarmatha National Park Museum.

Short Itinerary For Mt. Everest Base Camp Trek

Day 1: It will be a 2 to 3 hours long trek from Lukla to Monjo.

Day 2: Move from Monjo towards Namche Bazaar over a trek of 2 to 3 hours.

Day 3: Stay at Namache for the purpose of acclimatisation. A short stroll of 20 to 30 minute to Namche Museum.

Day 4: It will be a long day, when you walk to Phunge Tenga from Namche in 3.5 hours, then to Tengboche Monastery in an additional 2.5 hours. Stay at Deoboche village.

Day 5: A 3 hour long trek from Deoboche via Pangboche. Another 2.5 hours trek to the village of Dingboche.

Day 6: It will be the no-trek day. But you may explore the local sightseeing locations.

Day 7: You’d aim to reach Lobuche by crossing Dudh koshi river.

Day 8: From Lobuche the trek to Gorak Shep will be arranged. It will take 5 to 7 hours to reach the Base camp and after spending some time there a return to Gorak Shep will be accomplished.

Day 9: Descend back to Kala Patthar from Gorak Shep in around 3 hours.

Day 10: Further descending to Namche Bazaar in a few hours long trek, crossing places like Tengboche and Phungi Thanga.

Day 11: The last trek of 5 hours to Lukla from Namche Bazaar.

Day 12: Transferred back to Kathmandu from Lukla.

EBC Trek Detailed Itinerary

Everest Base Camp trekking is a 12 days long expedition and the itinerary of each day is meticulously planned. Therefore, it’s advisable to read the layout of each day plan while choosing for the programme.

...Read More

Day 1
Day 2
Day 3
Day 4
Day 5
Day 6
Day 7
Day 8
Day 9
Day 10
Day 11
Day 12

  • You will arrive in the capital of the land of trekker’s paradise Nepal.
  • Later, from Kathmandu a 35 minute long plane ride through the vast mountain ranges will take you to Lukla.
  • On reaching Lukla you will find yourself amidst the splendid beauty of its villages at an elevation of 2652 metres.
  • After taking a few hours rest the journey of a 13 kms long trail will begin passing through the village forests, long bridges and lavish green mountains.
  • The day will be concluded after a 6 hours long trek finally at Monjo where trekkers will enjoy a night under its beautiful skylight.
...Read More

What to Pack for Everest Base Camp Trek

trek to everest base camp
  • The preparations for an outing in the mountains have to start with finding a suitable pair of trekking shoes and a backpack with a capacity of 50-60 litres with good hip and shoulder support.
  • You must pack extra clothes, choose synthetic clothes over cotton shirts/tops and it's advisable to keep a pair of thermal inner clothes if you’re prone to cold. Choose a padded jacket as your outer layer, make sure it has a hood as well.
  • Keep one or two extra pairs of trekking pants for minimum, pants with zip-off thighs and quick drying would be ideal for treks.
  • The other must-have items are- sunglasses to prevent snow blindness, suncap to protect yourself from the sun’s harsh rays during the day, Hand gloves while handling snow, a woollen cap to keep yourself warm, at least 3 to 4 pairs of socks for cushioning and warmth.
  • You should also add a head torchlight and rainwear in your itinerary to tackle the constant weather changes. The daypack you carry must be stuffed with water bottles, rainwear and emergency medicines.

Additional Essentials

  • Keep a light toilet kit with you consisting of a toothbrush, a roll on deodorant, moisturiser for skin, lip balm toilet roll and toothpaste. Make sure that you carry miniature size products and don’t overload on shampoos or soaps as you won’t be able to take a bath on the trek.
  • A personal medical kit is advisable to be carried by the trekkers, it should contain the most readily available medicines like Dolo 650 mg, Avomine, Combiflam, Digene, ORS, Knee brace. Take advice from your trek leader before taking any medicines.
  • Don’t forget to put essential documents- original photo identity card like aadhar, voter id, etc. At the Everest Base Camp all foreign nationals are required to share their passport and visa details during registration as well as upon arrival.
...Read More

Know Before You Go to EBC Trek

How To Reach
Best Time to Go
Tips
Trekking Routes

The Everest base camp trek is located at a distance of 200-300 km away from Kathmandu, in Lukla. You may follow the following routes to reach Kathmandu. (One can either directly reach the base camp via a 40 minute plane or can choose to trail the most challenging trek to finally end up at the base camp)

By Air: You can book direct flights to Kathmandu from Delhi, Mumbai, Kolkata, Bangalore and Varanasi.

By Road: There is a direct route via Gorakhpur or Varanasi to the Nepalese Border at Sunauli, further from you can reach Kathmandu catching a local bus.

By Train: There is no direct train route from India to reach Nepal. However, you may get a train originating from Jaynagar (India) to Janakpur ( Nepal) and can reach Kathmandu within 6 hours from there.

...Read More

General Trivia About EBC Trek

everest base camp trek
  • There are two base camps for trek to Everest, one in the North at Tibet and the other at South in Nepal. Everest Base Camp, in the Khumbu region of Nepal is the endpoint of this legendary trek for Everest.
  • While following the trek to the base camp you would pass the famous Sherpa village of Dingboche. It’s the home of Tenzing Norgay,the first person to climb Everest.
  • Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay had marked the south base camp of Everest in Nepal and stored their supplies at the mountain base and that is how the Everest Base Camp was born.
  • Every trekker aspiring to climb Mount Everest makes sure to stop at Tengboche Monastery, which has the largest Buddhist gompa in the valley to light candles and seek blessings. Overtime, it has become a very significant ritual without which a trekking event won’t even be started.
...Read More

Why To Go Everest Base Camp Trek?

Everest base camp trek is one of the most sought-after trek routes where the trekkers from across the globe arrive to escape the fast cities and gain a valuable soul stirring experience. As they climb up the base camp in Nepal covering an impressive 17,598 feet height, not only do the trekkers overcome obstacles of the journey but also enjoy the serene splendid beauty of the mighty mountains. The trek is considered amongst the most famous treks in Himalayas for being towards the edge of the world's highest peak as well as due to the kind of adventure it offers. While following the trail one gets to enjoy the magnificent sights of mystical monasteries and Sherpa villages, the highlights of the trek would also include Kala Patthar, Gorak Shep and Sagarmatha National Park Museum.

FAQ's of Mt. Everest Base Camp Trek

How difficult is the Everest Base Camp trek?

The trek to the Everest Base Camp is among the most difficult treks in Asia. But, that shouldn’t discourage you from going on the trek because the difficulty level of the trek is moderate. The trail of the trek passes through the villages of Nepal which are located at higher altitude. The passage is diverse, sometimes quite harsh but other times smooth, therefore the trekker won’t require any expertise and past experiences in trekking for joining in. You would be walking 8 hours per day for a continuous 12 to 14 days to finally land at the formidable Khumbu Icefall. Therefore, it’s advisable to add a good exercise schedule in your daily routine as well, to keep yourself in physically good shape to not face any problem during the trek like cramps and fatigue. he basics like walking, jogging, squats and stair climbing would be sufficient though you may add other exercises as per your bodily requirements. Try to be consistent with the exercise schedule and keep repeating the exercises for longer duration.

What is the best time to go on a trek at Everest Base Camp?

The schedules for Everest Base Camp trek are arranged throughout the year, but the best and suggested months to plan a trek would be March to Mid June ( spring season) and September to Mid December ( Autumn season). The valleys and villages of Nepal become more beautiful and pleasant during these months and seasons of the year.

How many days are required for Mount Everest Base Camp trekking?

The level of difficulty of the trek is modest and it takes around 12 to 14 days to complete it via the route from Lukla where you land after an adventurous plane ride from Kathmandu. The usual route passes through the town of Namche, villages of Pangboche and Dingboche and Khumbu region to finally land at the Everest Base Camp.

What are the package inclusions of Mount Everest trekking?

  • A round trip between Kathmandu and Lukla via flight.
  • Accommodations throughout the trip are covered in the package.
  • Different sightseeing short treks would be arranged.
  • Entry permits for Sagarmatha National Park, TIMS and Khumbu region would be covered.
  • The essential facility of porters who would carry luggage weighing upto 10 kgs.
  • A basic medical kit would be provided during the onset of the trekking.

What is the total length of the Everest Base Camp trekking?

The total length of the EBC trek is around 130 Km, with 65 Km falling on each side. This distance can be usually covered between 12 to 14 days at ease.

Do you need any special training for the Everest Base Camp trek?

The trek of Everest Base Camp is considered moderately difficult, but you won’t require a special training to participate in the trek. The trek doesn't involve a very steep mountainous trail, it also has smooth and shaded pathways which makes the passage pleasant to tread. You may still include a basic set of exercises in your daily schedule like walking, cycling, swimming and other such cardiovascular activities.

How much heavy backpack should you pack for Mt. Everest Base Camp trek?

Your backpack should have the capacity to carry atleast 60 Litres of weight. Don’t worry if you have packed extra stuff, you would heve potters accompanying you to carry atleast 10 kg of your load.

What are the nearby places in Kathmandu which can be visited?

While going for a trek to Everest Base Camp and your stay at Kathmandu you can visit other nearby places like

  • Pashupatinath Temple, a sacred hindu temple complex;
  • Thamel, a local market place which is quite famous for its coffee;
  • Garden of Dreams, it’s the perfect place to rejuvenate your spirits after the 12 days long trekking tour;
  • Hanuman Dhoka Temple: and, at last you can visit Hanuman Dhoka Temple.

More Treks in India