Everest Base Camp Trek 12 Days

Everest Base Camp Trek 12 Days
Everest Base Camp Trek 12 Days
Duration12 Days
Trip GradeStrenuous
CountryNepal
Maximum Altitude5364 M
Group Size1 -25
StartsKathmandu
EndsKathmandu
Travel StyleShort Ebc Trek
Best TimeSpring & Autumn

Overview

The Everest Base Camp Trek is a short hike to the base of the world’s tallest mountain, Mount Everest. Mount Everest reaches 8848.86 m above sea level. It is located in the Khumbu region, which is famous for its untouched beauty. On a limited budget, the 12-day Everest Base Camp trek offers majestic views of the mountain and the beautiful Himalayan landscape. This expedition introduces Sherpa culture and tradition. This trip takes you to an altitude of 5,364 meters with a view of incredible mountains like Pumori, Lhotse, Nuptse, Lobuche, and many more.

The trekking to the base of Everest starts and ends in Lukla. You will reach Lukla from Kathmandu within 35 minutes, along with an aerial view of the Himalayas en route. Another popular option to reach Lukla is via Manthali Airport, which runs more than 20 flights to Lukla airport in a day. You will reach Lukla within 20 minutes. The trek will take you across the banks of the Dudh Koshi River, Sagarmatha National Park, Namche Bazaar, farmland, hills, diverse landscapes, and mountains. Namche Bazaar, a key trading point, will be your acclimatization point. Then, the trek to Tengboche begins after a day of rest.

After walking to Gorak Shep, we will trek side by side with the world’s deepest glacier, Khumbu Glacier. When you reach Everest's base, you can see Khumbu Glacier and admire the beauty of the peaks and nature. After spending some time at the Everest base camp, we will head towards Gorakshep and stay for the rest of the day. The golden sun rising over Mount Everest and other mountains will surprise you the next morning, making the price worth it. We will head towards Lukla, passing Gorak Shep, Pheriche Village, and Namche Bazaar.

The challenging and budget-friendly trek to the base of the highest mountain peak will help you complete your adventurous bucket list with unforgettable memories. The short EBC trekking will cost you $1490 to $2700 per person, for a 12-day trip to the Himalayas. The price tag for the Everest Base Camp differs according to the duration and number of clients. It includes overall expenses from your arrival to departure, such as transportation, accommodation, food, etc.

You can contact us anytime for more information regarding the booking procedure. Mystic Adventure Holidays offers customizable trips for 2024/25 seasons to the Himalayas. Also, check out the other best packages of trekking in the Everest region

Why is Kala Patthar listed as a must-go place for a 12-day trek to Everest?

Kala Patthar is listed as a must-go place on this short trip because the world’s tallest peak, Mount Everest, is visible. The panoramic view of Mt. Everest with Nuptse, Changtse, Lhotse summit, and northern flank adds to the beauty of your trek.

Is the 12-day trek itinerary to the EBC customizable?

Yes, the 12-day trek itinerary to the ebc is customizable. We can add extra hikes, excursions, and accommodation modifications with fixed trekking tracks and goals. The pre-arranged arrival and departure flight from Lukla cannot be modified on short notice; you have to stick with the determined flight arrangement. We have another trekking package to the Everest Base Camp; make sure to click here.

How do you feel while trekking at Everest Base Camp for 12 days?

The 12-day trek to Everest consists of varied feelings. Each day, you have to walk for more than 6 hours to complete the trek in time. The rugged terrain, rocky and unsteady path, adverse climatic conditions, and some natural obstacles make your trek very challenging. After dealing with these challenges, a glimpse of the spectacular mountain, wildlife, and rare vegetation on the way surely makes you feel goosebumps. The tiredness from the day walk will be completely gone when you receive the warm hospitality of the locals while learning about their culture and traditions.

Major Highlights

  • Glance at the tallest peak in the world, Mount Everest (8848.86 m).
  • Scenic flights to the dangerous airport, Tenzing Hillary Airport, also known as Lukla Airport,.
  • Dive into the wilderness of Sagarmatha National Park.
  • Discover the world's highest glacier, Khumbu Glacier, and the Khumbu Icefall on top of it.
  • Get familiar with the untouched culture and tradition of the Khumbu region.
  • Magnificent views of towering peaks like Mt. Everest, Ama Dablam, Lhotse, Nuptse, Thamserku, Cho Oyu, Thamserku, Makalu, Pumori, etc.
  • Visit the largest and most famous monastery, Tenboche Monastery.
  • Panoramic trekking to Kala Patthar and Nangkartshang Peak.
  • Wander in the street of a unique tourist destination with Sherpa culture, Namche Bazaar.

WHY CHOOSE MYSTIC ADVENTURE HOLIDAYS FOR THE EVEREST BASE CAMP TREK 12 DAYS?

3S: Safety, Success, and Satisfaction

Booking an Everest Base Camp trek 12 days package with Mystic Adventure Holidays; offers superior service and benefits. Here's why:
Planning your trip with Mystic Adventure Holidays means paying the lowest cost with no commission fees. Additionally, you'll benefit from:

  • Client Safety: Our trips are organized with the utmost safety in mind.
  • Best Price Guarantee: Ensuring you get the best value.
  • Free Transfers: Complimentary airport-to-hotel and return transfers in a private vehicle.
  • Expert Guides: Trained, government-licensed local guides with extensive route knowledge.
  • Support for Locals: Helping local communities earn a living through tourism.
  • Health Monitoring: Oximeters to monitor oxygen levels during high-altitude EBC treks.
  • Medical Preparedness: Guides equipped with medical kits to handle any situations that may arise. 
  • Essential Gear: Arrangements for sleeping bags and down jackets.
  • Free Storage: Secure storage at our office for extra luggage during your tour.
  • Convenience: Duffel bags for transferring items to be carried during the journey.
  • Porter Service: A free porter to help carry your heavy bags.

By choosing Mystic Adventure Holidays, you ensure a safe, successful, and satisfying adventure in the Himalayas.

Itinerary

At Mystic Adventure Holidays, our intention is always to follow the Everest Base Camp Trek 12 Days Itinerary. However, due to the nature of travel, we may need to make slight changes because of unforeseen circumstances such as weather-related cancellations or delays of domestic flights, natural disasters like landslides, newly enacted laws, political unrest, or trekkers' health issues, including altitude sickness. While the itinerary is brief and fixed, it also includes flexible areas. Therefore, we advise travelers to allow a few extra days in Nepal.

We highly recommend that you arrive one day before the trip starts to rest and purchase any necessary clothing, gear, and equipment for the hike. You can also use this extra day for a sightseeing tour in Kathmandu, acclimatizing, or rescheduling international flights in case of potential weather delays or domestic flight cancellations.

We appreciate your flexibility and look forward to providing you with an unforgettable adventure!

It is our regular day-to-day itinerary if you are looking for a customized itinerary. Don't hesitate to contact us.
 

Trip PlanExpand all

We will leave for Lukla airport early in the morning. It will take only 30 minutes to reach the most dangerous airport. After landing in Lukla, we will have a warm breakfast while enjoying the mesmerizing view of snow-covered mountains.

After enjoying some time in Lukla, we will start our trekking journey to Phakding. You will cross small towns, lush green vegetation, terraced farmland, heavily flowing streams, and suspension bridges until you reach Phakding. The voyage was completed within 3 hours. Phakding is a small village with various tea houses and lodges that lie on the banks of the Dudhkoshi River. Then, we will spend the night at a local tea house.

Max Altitude: 2,650 m Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and DinnerAccommodation: Standard LodgeDuration: 3 hoursDistance: 6.2 km

We will begin our day with light exercise and stretching, which will prevent muscle cramps and tiredness, which will last throughout the journey. Then, we will have a warm breakfast and leave for the ascent. It will take 6 hours to reach Namche Bazaar, covering a distance of 11 km. When moving into Manjo, we must show all the documents to enter Sagarmatha National Park. The path leads to more than five suspension bridges and numerous streams until you reach the twin bridge. After crossing twin bridges at the foothills of Namche Bazaar, the trail will ascent upward. You will get a view of Mount Everest for the very first time today. When you reach Namche Bazaar, the towering peaks like Mt. Everest, Nuptse, Lhotse, Kusum Kangaru, Kwangde, and Thamserku Mountains will make you awe-struck. We will spend the rest of the day at a teahouse.

Max Altitude: 3,440m Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and DinnerAccommodation: Standard LodgeDuration: 3 hoursDistance: 7.4 km

The first acclimatization day of this trek is in Namche Bazaar. Acclimatization is necessary while hiking at a higher altitude. It helps our body adapt to the increased altitude and helps to avoid altitude sickness and other problems. Namche Bazaar is the trading hub in the Khumbu region, which is inhabited by Sherpa communities. You can purchase trekking gear and souvenirs from nearby hotels and guesthouses. You can enjoy the day by exploring the town and the Sherpa Cultural Museum.

Max Altitude: 3,440m Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and DinnerAccommodation: Standard LodgeDuration: Full Day

The route from Namche Bazaar to Tengboche begins very rough downward and then ascends to Tengboche. You will walk alongside the Dudh Koshi River while enjoying the alluring view of a towering peak on the way. When you cross Phungi Thenga, an appealing forest of rhododendrons, glaciers, Imja Khola, and monasteries will welcome you. After walking for four hours, we will arrive at Tengboche. Tengboche greets us with a magnificent view of peaks like Mt. Everest, Ama Dablam, Lhotse, and Nuptse. We will visit Tengboche Monastery and observe the praying ceremony with lamas.

Max Altitude: 3,855m Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and DinnerAccommodation: Standard LodgeDuration: 4 hoursDistance: 9.2 km

The trek from Tengboche to Dingboche takes approximately 4 hours. We will begin our journey with a warm breakfast in the morning. We will pass through the alpine forest and walk over the Imja Khola via a suspension bridge. The trip goes through a wall inscribed with stones, and a satisfying view of Ama Dablam will soothe your tiredness when you reach Pangboche. We will have lunch in Pangboche, or Somare village. The hike stops today after reaching Dingboche village via Imja Valley. Pangboche and Dingboche are the two big Sherpa villages, and the latter one is the most massive. We will spend the rest of the day at a teahouse.

Max Altitude: 4,360m Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and DinnerAccommodation: Standard LodgeDuration: 4 hoursDistance: 12km

The second acclimatization of this trip takes place in Dingboche village. This will help your body adapt to the increased altitude, which aids in the prevention of altitude sickness. We have the option of hiking to Nangkartsang Peak; otherwise, you can rest and explore Dingboche village. The village offers a panoramic glimpse of snow-capped mountains like Lhotse, the backside of Ama Dablam, Island Peak, Cho Oyu, and Makalu.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and DinnerAccommodation: Standard LodgeDuration: Full day

We will start our hike to Thukla Pass by crossing the glacial moraine that the Khumbu Glacier and a number of lodges and tea houses have created. At Thukla Pass, there is a display of memorial statues decorated by players' flags who couldn’t complete their expedition to Mount Everest. The snow-clad peaks like Taboche and Cholatse can be seen. Then, we will reach our destination, this Lobuche, and spend a night there.

Max Altitude: 4,930m Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and DinnerAccommodation: Standard LodgeDuration: 4-5 hoursDistance: 8.5km

Today we will reach the main highlight of this trekking, the Everest Base Camp. While beginning our hike with a warm breakfast, we move on to the Gorak Shep. We will cross the lateral Khumbu Glacier moraine along with a mesmerizing view of Khumbu Glacier, Khumbu Icefall, and Mount Nuptse on the way. Then, within 2 hours of the hike, we will reach Gorak Shep. Gorak Shep offers a marvelous view of snow-clad mountains, and we will lead toward Everest Base Camp by leaving our baggage in the tea house.

Gorak Shep provides incredible views of some of the tallest mountains in the world. We will leave our belongings at Gorak Shep and head to the base camp. The trail ahead is very steep, and you have to be very cautious of your steps. After walking for two hours, we will reach the base of the tallest mountain, Everest Base Camp. We can also see other snow-clad peaks like Nuptse, Pumori, Khumbutse, and so on. We will head back to Gorakshep after spending some time at the base of the tallest mountain in the world. Overnight stay at the guest house.

Max Altitude: 5,364m Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and DinnerAccommodation: Standard LodgeDuration: 6 hoursDistance: 15km

This very day, we will stretch out to the highest elevation of this journey, Kala Patthar (5,644 m). After waking up early, we will head to view the sunrise at Kala Patthar. The first sun ray that falls on Mount Everest will surely give you goosebumps. The view of Lingtren, Mount Khumbutse, and Mount Changtse beside Mount Everest adds to the beauty of the highest peak in the world. This is one of the most beautiful parts of this 12-day, short trek to Everest Base Camp. We will return to Gorak Shep after some time at Kalaptthar. Then, we will have a warm breakfast at a tea house and head towards Pheriche. Then, we will stay overnight at Pheriche.

Max Altitude: 5,555m Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and DinnerAccommodation: Standard LodgeDuration: 7 hoursDistance: 9.6km

This day starts with an easy walk and ends after reaching a destination, Namche Bazaar. We will use the same route to return, passing through Dughla, Khumbu Khola, Pheriche Sherpa village, and Orsho, along with Shomare. Then, we will cross the oldest monastery in Pangboche village and Tengboche monastery, followed by Namche Bazaar, where we will spend a night.

Max Altitude: 4,250m Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and DinnerAccommodation: Standard LodgeDuration: 6 hoursDistance: 8.5km

Today is the final day of trekking to the base of Everest. We will pass the Dudh Koshi Valley and hike until we reach Lukla. Then, we will stay overnight at a tea house.

Max Altitude: 2,850m Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and DinnerAccommodation: Standard LodgeDuration: 6 hoursDistance: 9.2km

We will start our day early by catching a morning flight to Kathmandu. It takes only 30 minutes to reach Kathmandu, and then you can spend the rest of the day as you want and head toward your country. 

Max Altitude: 1400 m Meals: BreakfastDuration: 25-30 minutesDistance: 6 km
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Included
  • Airport drop-and-transfer hotel 2 Times (domestic arrivals and departures)
  • Full board meals (11 days breakfast, lunch, and dinner), 3Xtea/coffee per day during the trekking, and (day 12: one Breakfast at Lukla) 
  • Round-trip flight tickets from Kathmandu to Luka Village or from Ramechhap to Lukla (during the peak season)
  • best available tea house accommodations with twin sharing room during the trekking
  • Professional, experienced, certified, and English-speaking trekking guide for your entire trekking
  • A porter for the two trekkers (an extra 25 USD per day for a solo traveler)
  • Food, Accommodation, Salary, Equipment, Medicines, and insurance for trekking staff
  • Seasonal fruits during the treks after dinner
  • All the necessary permits and entrance fees during the trekking (National Park Entrance + Municipality Entrance)
  • Our trekking leader or guide is carrying a medical kit.
  • Mystic Adventure Holidays T-shirt Trip Map, Nice Design Cup as a Souvenir
  • Mystic Adventure Holidays provides a duffel Bag for putting your things while carrying by Porter (Porter Carry max. -25kg)
  • Trip achievement certificate 
  • All the government taxes and operating charges of the company
Excluded
  • International flight tickets 
  • City sightseeing entrance fees 
  • Excess baggage charge
  • Lunch and Dinner in Kathmandu
  • Personal trekking equipment and gear
  • Nepal Arrival Visa: learn more about the visa for Nepal 
  • Tips for your trek guide (Expected at the end of the trek)
  • Tips for porters and drivers (expected)
  • Airport Pick-up and drop-off by private vehicles (international airport arrivals and departures)
  • Welcome dinner with a culture show program in a typical Nepali restaurant in Kathmandu
  • Kathmandu Valley Excursion with tour guide and private transportation
  • 3X-night Night Hotel accommodation with breakfast in Kathmandu (Aapasara Boutique Hotel) or (Kantipur Village Hotel) similar standard 
  • Your travel and rescue insurance, Helicopter rescue, and any kind of insurance-related things (Travel and rescue insurance (Mandatory))
  • Mineral water, soft drinks, hard drinks, showers in the mountains, laundry, and your expenses during the entire Nepal trip
  • Extra-night accommodation in Kathmandu due to early arrival, late departure, or early return from the mountain (due to any reason) than the scheduled itinerary (payment once when starting trip, no refund)
  • Donations for local people, hospitals, and schools (not compulsory)
  • Personal expenses (phone calls, laundry, bar bills, battery recharge, extra porters, bottle or boiled water, shower, etc.)
  • Compulsory to Tips For Guide and supporting staff (minimum . 10% of Paying amount)
  • All the expenses, i.e., those not mentioned in the included section
  • Noted: In case you want to cancel or return something that happened on the mountain, you don't get a refund Check the terms and conditions 
Route Map
Short Everest Base Camp Trek 12 Days
Altitude Chart
Short Everest Base Camp Trek 12 Days
Dates & Availability

These are the fixed departure dates for our regular Everest Base Camp Treks. We can organize as per your tailor-made programs too. For your custom programs, please kindly contact us.

Add-ons & Options

Add-ons & Options

Mystic Adventure Holidays: Short Everest Base Camp Trekking

Pioneering Everest Base Camp Trekking for Decades We have been leading the way in Everest Base Camp trekking for decades, offering unmatched experiences and expeditions.

Introducing Exclusive Add-ons As the competition intensifies, we are thrilled to introduce a range of exclusive add-ons to elevate your Everest expedition to the next level.

Add-ons Available:

  • Private Sherpa Guide: Enhance your trek with a private Sherpa guide for personalized assistance and local insights.
  • Helicopter Ride: Experience a breathtaking helicopter ride over the Everest region.
  • Luxury Base Camp Accommodation: Stay in luxury at the Everest Base Camp with enhanced comfort and amenities.
  • Cultural Tours in Kathmandu: Explore the rich culture and history of Kathmandu with guided tours.
  • High-Altitude Training Sessions: Prepare for your trek with specialized high-altitude training sessions.
  • Gourmet Dining Experiences: Enjoy exclusive gourmet dining experiences on your expedition.
  • Professional Photography Package: Capture your journey with a professional photography package.
  • Wellness and Spa Treatments: Rejuvenate with wellness and spa treatments before or after your trek.
  • Porter Service at USD 250: Our expert porter will manage your gear, leaving you free to soak up the wonder of the Everest region. One porter can be shared between two persons; keep in mind that he can carry a maximum of 25 kg.
  • Kathmandu to Lukla Helicopter Flight at USD 550 Extra: Begin your adventure with ease by taking a scenic helicopter flight from Kathmandu to Lukla. Avoid long waits and enjoy stunning aerial views as you journey to the Everest region.

Elevate your Everest Base Camp adventure with Mystic Adventure Holidays and experience the highest peak like never before.

How do you get add-ons?

To get add-ons, you can follow these straightforward steps:

  • Step 1: Click Book This Trip
  • Step 2: Select your departure date
  • Step 3: Add the number of travelers
  • Step 4: Select required add-ons from the listed options
  • Step 5: Fill up form and provide correct information 
  • Step 6: Proceed to payment
Essential Info

1. The best season for a short EBC Trek for 12 days

The short EBC trek of 12 days can be enjoyed to the fullest in the spring and autumn seasons. The best trekking seasons in Nepal are spring and autumn. Spring, which consists of March, April, and May, has fabulous weather, which is ideal for hiking in the Himalayas. It offers a clear view of towering peaks and thousands of plants and flowers blooming fully, and one of them is the rhododendron, the national flower of Nepal.

The second-perfect season for trekking at Everest Base Camp is in months like September, October, November, and December. The moderate temperature and clear sky make it perfect for hiking in the Himalayas of Nepal.

2. Permits Required for short Everest Base Camp trek

There are two permit requirements for the short EBC trek in Nepal. The first is Trekker’s information management system permit and Sagarmatha National Park entry permit. For the safety of trekkers and preservation of the wildlife, it is necessary. Our company manages these passes on behalf of you.

3. Accommodation and food for a 12-day EBC Trek

In Nepal's Himalayas, the route to Everest is an advanced trail. The tea houses and lodges offer quality food and accommodation. There is an option for luxurious and budget-friendly rooms in our package lodge. The small rooms are furnished with limited furniture and double beds. The bathroom facilities depend on the lodge, but most of them have squat-designed shared toilets.

The journey to the base of Everest requires a qualitative and balanced diet. So, the package cost includes three meals: breakfast, lunch, and dinner. The tea houses and lodges offer dishes like traditional dal bhat, momo (dumplings), locally grown barley, buckwheat, millet, and corn roti (bread), noodles, sandwiches, bakery products, tea, coffee, noodles, spaghetti, macaroni, pizza, lasagna, curry meals, fried rice, and so on.

4. Travel Insurance

Trekking to Everest requires travel insurance, whether it is a short trip or a long one. Travel insurance is a safety precaution when trekking in the Himalayas. As the Himalayas are full of uncertainties, we don’t know what will happen at what time, so if you have travel insurance, it will be advantageous at higher altitudes. The travel insurance for Everest must cover helicopter rescue, personal injury, damage, and any other kind of medical condition. This will give you peace of mind and help you to focus on nature and its beauty instead of worrying about catastrophes.

5. Difficulties

The 12-day trip to Everest base camp package is moderate-grade trekking. Those who aren't used to the Himalayan climate and are new to trekking may face some difficulties. The dangerous terrain and unexpected natural calamities cause hardships on the trip. With good health and physical fitness, one can complete the trek easily. You have to walk for 6 to 7 hours; a strong mindset is also needed. You have to experience the following misfortunes while trekking to Everest:

While hiking at an altitude of more than 3000 meters, trekkers are more susceptible to acute mountain sickness. Traverse routes and rough terrain cause difficulty breathing due to the reduction of oxygen. The trek to the Himalayas of Nepal is full of hardships like tiny trails, rugged uphill and steep downhill, deep valleys, and many more. The adventurer has to walk for more than 6 to 7 hours a day to complete the trip.

6. Packing List and Equipment

The packing list for the short Everest base camp trek in Nepal is listed below:

  • -20-degree sleeping bag liner
  • Duffel bag with a waterproof cover
  • Thermal vests and lightweight thermal tops
  • Fleece Jacket or Pullover, waterproof jacket,
  • hiking shorts and fleece or tracksuit pants
  • Lightweight walking pants
  • Thin inner socks and thick, warm wool hiking socks
  • Hiking boots and slippers
  • Woolen Hat and Sunglasses
  • Moisturizing skin cream, sunscreen, and lip balm
  • Water bottles and water purifiers
  • First Aid Kit and toiletries

7. Lukla Flight & Weather Conditions

The short EBC trekking in Nepal requires a flight from Kathmandu to Lukla Airport. Lukla Airport also known as Tenzing Hillary Airport, is the most dangerous airport in the world. The sudden weather changes cause flight delays or cancellations. There is the option of a helicopter in case of flights are canceled. These delays and flight cancellations usually happen during the peak seasons, like Autumn and Spring. The helicopter flight is very expensive and ranges between $300 and $500 per person. This price does not include the package and you have to pay yourself. One can only take 10 kg for main luggage and 5 kg of handbag during the Lukla flight.

8. Transportation facilities throughout the trek

We managed all the transportation facilities from the beginning of the trek to the end. We arrange flights to Lukla from Kathmandu, private jeeps or buses while doing city excursions, and pick-up and drop-off to and from the Tribhuwan International Airport.

FAQs

Travel insurance is mandatory, and obtaining it for the days you are trekking is your responsibility. Please email us your proof of insurance before arriving for the trek. You can check out more details on insurance requirements at our Terms of Service, Insurance.

I've trekked, hiked, or camped before; can't I guide myself?

While it is not a legal requirement, we cannot overstate the importance of trekking with a licensed, experienced guide. You'll be traveling through the wilderness, remote countryside, and high elevations; from an aspect of pure safety, it is highly dangerous to go it alone. Additionally, very few locals in Himalayan villages speak English. Should you get lost (and, with many paths crossing through many, many villages, this is more a likelihood than a possibility), it would be difficult to communicate directions or obtain food and shelter. Additionally, our guides are experts in Himalayan treks with an average of over 15 years of trekking experience. No matter how confident you feel in your skills or knowledge, it is almost certain that we can help enhance your experience.

In theory, no. Anyone with robust cardiovascular capability and good stamina should be able to cope with higher elevations and lower oxygen density. Trekking or hiking anywhere in the world is strongly recommended for maximum enjoyment of your Himalayan adventure, however.

The EBC Trek costs you anywhere from $ 700 to $5,000, depending on your requirement

Teahouse trekking is a type of accommodation unique to mountain treks, in which lodging and meals are set up at local teahouses or lodges on a full-board basis.

We take all possible precautions to proactively ensure the safety and wellness of our trekkers, but rest assured that our guides are trained and experienced in dealing with emergencies. Each guide is trained in first aid. In the case of altitude sickness, you will immediately be taken to a lower altitude. If necessary, your guide will utilize your travel insurance information to call a rescue helicopter, and you will be flown to Kathmandu or Pokhara for medical attention.

Porters' ability to carry baggage depends to some extent on the trekking route and altitude in question, but the average trekking porter carries between 15 and 25kg. A camping porter carries up to 40kg. One porter is typically assigned per two travelers.

The flights between Kathmandu and Lukla are generally reliable, but if the weather is not good, they can be canceled for the entire day. Our 13-day package includes one buffer day in case of delays, but we suggest that you schedule a couple of extra days in case of delays at the end of your trek. If your flight is delayed in Kathmandu, we will rebook your flight for the next day. We may also be able to provide an option for a privately chartered helicopter. If you choose to take the helicopter, this can cost an additional $500 or more, depending on availability and group size. Extra hotel nights ($40) and meals in Kathmandu are not included when flights are delayed, although we will make arrangements for you. If your flight is delayed from Lukla, you are responsible for extra accommodation and meals (approximately $30).

The best times for trekking in Nepal are from March to Early May and from September to November. Trekking is possible from December to February and it's a good time to avoid the crowds but you will need to be prepared for colder temperatures. June to August is the rainy season We have to suffer rain and sometimes can’t see the view but when opens, it is amazing and you can’t believe it.

Those with acute or chronic health conditions impacting their stamina, range of motion, coordination, or balance may have difficulty completing the trek. If you are in doubt about your physical readiness, consult a physician well in advance of booking your trip.

Once you have paid the deposit, the next step is for you to send us a scan or photo of your passport along with arrival flight details. We can’t book your Lukla flight or get your trekking permit until we have a photo or scan of your passport so please send this to us as soon as possible.

We take all possible precautions to proactively ensure the safety and wellness of our trekkers, but rest assured that our guides are trained and experienced in dealing with emergencies. If necessary, your guide will utilize your travel insurance information to call a rescue helicopter, and you will be flown to Kathmandu for medical attention.

We will provide a duffel bag for you in Kathmandu. The duffel bag will be carried by the porters on the trek and will be your luggage item on the flight. Often the porters get ahead on the trail, and your duffel will not be available until you reach the tea house in the evening, so you will need to carry a day pack while hiking with the items you need during the day.

The best way to avoid problems with altitude is to ascend slowly, and all of our Everest treks are designed to average about 300m or 1000ft a day in elevation gain, which helps to minimize any elevation problems and is the rate recommended by high altitude doctors. For a complete list of symptoms, please review our Welcome to Nepal Brochure. All of the guides are well experienced at recognizing symptoms related to AMD, and each carries a pulse oximeter and will monitor your blood oxygen level regularly.

Temperatures vary quite a bit in the Everest Region, depending on the season. Temperatures in Lukla at the start of the trek are actually quite warm from March to May and from September to November and trekkers often wear t-shirts and shorts. Everest Base Camp is cold year round and even during the warmer months, you can expect lows at night below freezing. During the winter months, it can reach -25 °C or colder at night and it’s important to have warm clothes and a good sleeping bag. Our packing list for Everest Base Camp should have you well-prepared for even the coldest months.

Our treks are all-inclusive and cover accommodation, food, park fees, permits, and many other costs, as a means of making your adventure as stress-free and convenient as possible. Travelers generally bring a small amount of pocket money to cover bottled water, snacks, or tea beyond your included meals, souvenirs, tips, or donations to monasteries along the route (if you are inclined to give one). Trekkers find that around $15 to $20 USD a day is reasonable for these extras, although if you’re on a tight budget, you can get by with less. 

We don't have extra fees for solo travelers joining our group treks. If you have requested a private trek or a different trekking date as to what you see online our team will inform you of any extra fees before you make the deposit.

We understand that plans change and if you would like to change the dates of your trek, we don't charge any fees as long as you give advance notice. Check out our terms of service for all the details or contact us for more information. 

We accept all major currencies. You can pay the balance in cash or with a credit card. Please note that we charge a 13% fee for credit card payments, so it's much better to pay your balance in cash.

The Everest Base Camp trek is a doable trek for beginner trekkers, but the trekkers have to be in good shape and healthy. The trail has many steep ascents and descents, and you have to walk 6 to 7 hours a day with a day pack.

The cost of the Everest Base Camp trek may vary as per the itinerary you are following and the services you are willing to use. Generally, our EBC trek package costs around USD 995 to USD 2000, including flights and an overnight stay in Kathmandu. Get in touch with us for more information. 

The main limitation on the weight is the luggage limit on the flight from Kathmandu to Lukla, which is 10kg (22 lbs) and another 5kg (11 lbs) for a carry-on, for a total of 15 kg (33 lbs).

No, there is no WiFi service at Everest Base Camp, but you can use Ncell's SIM to use cellular data at the base camp. The connection may not be stable all the time due to elevation and weather conditions.

No, you can't see Everest from Lukla. The first view of Mt. Everest is seen from Namche Bazar during the Everest Base Camp trek.

March to April (spring) and October to November (autumn) is the best time to go on the Everest base camp trek. You can also go on this trek in the early winter.

Everest Base Camp is situated at 5,364 m (17,598 ft). 

No, you can't see Mt. Everest from the Everest Base Camp because other giant mountains like Lhotse and Nuptse block the view of the top. However, you can see the views of Everest from many other points throughout the trek.

There's no limit on our adventures, as long as participants are healthy and willing! We have had families with kids as young as 7 do the Everest Base Camp Trek and our eldest trekkers have been in their late 70s. We generally suggest that families schedule a private trek and schedule a few extra days. Don't hesitate to ask us about arrangements.

We ensure the travel safety of all our trekking guests, both male and female. Nepal, on the whole, is both very safe and welcoming of foreign visitors. We have long-standing, strong relationships with the lodges we frequent and know them to be safe and reliable. In addition, our guides are consistently mindful of all guests' whereabouts while trekking. We travel in small groups, all the better to easily maintain continual contact.

We will provide a duffel bag for you in Kathmandu. The duffel bag will be carried by the porters on the trek and will be your luggage item on the flight. Often the porters get ahead on the trail, and your duffel will not be available until you reach the tea house in the evening, so you will need to carry a day pack while hiking with the items you need during the day.

Generally, we recommend a day pack of about 40 L, or roughly the size of a school backpack, to hold your extra layers as well as essentials for the day. 

We recommend you start preparing 4 to 6 weeks before the trek. You can focus on increasing your stamina and core body strength. Cycling, hiking, swimming, etc. are some great workouts.

Yes, you can leave any luggage at the hotel or our office in Kathmandu during the trek.

All of our trekking packages include 3 nights at a at a hotel in Kathmandu, and we can arrange extra nights on request. Please let us know in advance if you need extra nights so they can be reserved. You can pay for any extra nights when you arrive at the hotel directly or at the at the office. Sometimes you will find cheaper rates online for these hotels, but the advantage of having us make the arrangements is that if your Lukla flight is delayed, we can shift or cancel the reservation at no extra cost.

We can arrange for a private room in Kathmandu. In some of the villages on the trek, it may be possible to have a private room (at no extra cost), and we will do our best to arrange that. However, during busy times of the year, there is a limited amount of lodging available in some of the villages, so it's generally impossible to arrange private rooms. This is the case even if you're willing to pay extra since the tea house owners will not give out a private room if it means someone else goes without a room. 

We provide all the meals on the trek but don't provide water. The best option is to treat the local water either with chlorine/iodine tablets or use a sterile pen. The tea houses will give you good-quality free water, and you can also go along the trail, but you will need to treat it. If you are using the tablets, make sure they dissolve completely (about 30 minutes). On most treks, you can buy mineral water along the trail. A liter of mineral water at lower-elevation tea houses costs around USD 1, but at higher elevations it can cost up to $4, so the cost can add up.

They have electricity at the tea houses in the common areas. They do charge an extra fee of $1 to $4 an hour for charging. 

A lot of the tea houses have power strips with American outlets. If not, then either a C or D-type outlet is good. You can check out all the details at the different outlets. If you have time in Kathmandu, you can buy at least the common adapters for just a couple of dollars. 

Some of the lower-elevation tea houses offer Wi-Fi for an extra charge of $3 to $10. Another option is to get a Nepalese SIM card in Kathmandu for both internet and calls. Even if you have a SIM card, data use is mainly limited to lower-elevation tea houses. You can also use your guide’s phone for international calls, as long as you reimburse him for the charges, which tend to be fairly reasonable.

Most of the tea houses have Western-style flush toilets and cold running water. In almost all cases, the bathrooms are shared and not attached to the individual rooms. Some of the higher-elevation tea houses have Asian-style toilets, which consist of a ceramic basin on the ground (Bathrooms on the Everest Trek). 

There are laundry services available in some of the tea houses, and it may be possible to wash some clothes during your acclimation days in Namche Bazaar or Dingboche for a small fee. It is better to plan and pack enough, then wash your clothes when you get back to Kathmandu at the end of the trip. 

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