Everest Base Camp Trek

     Everest Base Camp Trek is a popular adventure in Nepal that takes trekkers to the base camp of the world's highest mountain, Mt.Everest, at 8849m (29,032 feet). The trek to Everest Base Camp or EBC is an unforgettable experience that combines physical challenges with cultural immersion and stunning natural beauty. This trek is a must-do for any avid trekker or adventurer.

     The Everest Base Camp trek starts after a flight to Lukla from Kathmandu, a small town in the Everest region. Everest Base camp trek usually takes about 16 days to trek depending on the pace of the trekkers and the trails taken. Trekkers must trek for an average of about 6 hours a day. The trek to Everest Base Camp difficulty can be categorized as challenging. The best season for the trek is from March to May and from September to November (Spring and Autumn). The maximum altitude of the trek is 5,545m.

     Along the trail, trekkers will follow a well-established trail that passes through several villages, including Phakding, Namche Bazaar, and Tengboche. Along the way, Trekkers pass through small villages, forests, and suspension bridges over rivers, forests, and glacial plains, and have the chance to experience the local culture and way of life of the Sherpa people. You get panoramic views of Everest (8,848.86 meters), Lhotse (8,516 meters), Nuptse (7,861 meters), and Ama Dablam (6,812 meters), among many others.

     On the trek to the base camp, trekkers will also have the opportunity to visit the Tengboche Monastery, a beautiful Tibetan Buddhist monastery that sits at an altitude of 3,867 meters (12,687 feet). Once a year around the first week of November, a religious festival called "Manirimdu" is celebrated at Tengboche Monastery.  The journey also takes trekkers through Sagarmatha National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage site, where they can see unique flora and fauna. The trek also allows you to understand why Sherpas are closely connected with nature. The journey resembles a pilgrimage because of Buddhist elements along the trails.

     The trek is physically demanding, but the stunning mountain views and sense of accomplishment make it worth the effort similar to Annapurna Base Camp Trek. To ensure a safe and successful trek, it is important to be physically fit, have the necessary gear and equipment, trek with a guide and porter, and properly acclimatize before beginning the journey.




Max Altitude

Lukla & Lukla



5,545 meters



Group Size


Everest Region

17 days 16 Nights


March-May, September - November (Spring and Autumn)


  • Standing at the base camp of Mount Everest, the highest mountain in the world, and gazing up at its towering peak.
  • A short but thrilling flight to “The World's Most Dangerous Airport" Lukla.
  • Trekking through Sagarmatha National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage site, and experiencing the unique flora and fauna of the region.
  • Befriending a Sherpas known as "Tigers of Snow" for their Elite Mountaineering Skills
  • Seeing the famous Tengboche Monastery, a beautiful Tibetan Buddhist monastery that sits at an altitude of 3,867 meters (12,687 feet).
  • Crossing suspension bridges over fast-flowing rivers and hiking through forests and alpine meadows.
  • Enjoy stunning mountain views, including those of Ama Dablam, Lhotse, and Nuptse.
  • Experiencing the sense of accomplishment that comes from completing a physically demanding trek at a high altitude


FIG: kalapathar


FIG: on-the-way-to-phakding

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Suggested Itinerary

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Arrival in Kathmandu
1,380 meters
Flight to the Lukla and Trek to Phakding
2,610 meters
3-4 hours
Trek from Pakhding to Namche
3,440 meters
7-8 hours
Hike to Khumjung
3,790 meters
5-6 hours
Trek to Tyangboche
3,870 meters
6-7 hours
Trek to Pangboche
3,985 meters
3-4 hours
Trek to Dingboche
4,400 meters
5-6 hours
Short day trek to Thukla
4600 meters
3-4 hours
Trek to Labuche
4,938 meters
4-5 hours
Trek to Gorak Shep and trek to Everest Basecamp
5,363 meters
7-8 hours
HIke to Kalapatthar and Back to Thukla
5,545 meters
8-9 hours
Trek to Phortse
3,840 meters
7-8 hours
Trek to Jorsalle
2,740 meters
7-8 hours
Trek to Lukla
2,846 meters
6-7 hours
Flight to Manthali/ Kathmandu from Lukla
1,380 meters
35 minutes
Sightseeing Kathmandu
7-8 hours
International Flight to Home Country

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Dates, Bookings and Flights

Sept 01,2023- Sept 17,2023

Guaranted with 2 German  

$ 1450

Oct 01,2023 - Oct 17, 2023

Guaranteed 2 German already booked  

$ 1450

22 Oct,2023 -10 Nov. 2023

Guaranted by 2 person  

$ 1450

Nov 01,2023 -Nov 17 2023

Guaranteed by 2 person  

$ 1450

Practical Information

Nepal experiences hot and wet summers (June-September) followed by chilly and dry winters (December-February). The best seasons for this trek are autumn (October-November) and spring (March-May). The weather is relatively steady during these months, and the temperature is perfect for long walks. No rain clouds obscure the view of the mountains, allowing you to get the most out of the trip. The start of autumn and tail end of spring is also the best time to witness the wilderness teeming with life. Dashain and Tihar festivals in the autumn and Dumji festivals in the spring also add further life to the region.

EBC Trek offers many dishes such as Nepali dal bhat, Indian, Continental, and Chinese soups. Most tea houses also sell cookies, sweets, and other snacks. Likewise, Namche has some unique pubs, bakeries, and restaurants to explore. There is also an Irish pub there and many German bakeries. During the trek, you will stay at a tea house, the facilities and quality of which will vary depending on the altitude. Hotels in the lower altitudes typically offer comfortable accommodations with electricity, commodes, Wi-Fi, and hot showers.

The trek is most enjoyable in spring and autumn, from March-May and September - November, respectively. The temperatures are optimal and clear skies offer the best views. Trekking is possible in the winter and rainy season, but it is better not to do it because there may arise many complications. Winter is from December to February and the rainy season is from June to August. The trek is also doable in the winter and rainy seasons, but better not to undertake this trek. Winters occur between December and February, and the rainy season occurs between June and August. It is because winters have lots of snow and fog, and extreme rain makes for slippery roads in the rainy season. The rainy season also has the added risk of flight cancellation at Lukla which is already the world's most dangerous airport.

The EBC Trek can be started without any prior hiking experience. However, the climb is challenging; you will go up and down continuously for 5 to 6 hours daily. As we ascend to the highest altitude of 5,545 m, altitude sickness is a real chance of occurrence.

Water for personal hygiene is readily available during the walk. For drinking water, you should bring purification pills or a LifeStraw. The toilet is simple but clean, and water showers are available at a low price. As mentioned above, low oxygen levels and air pressure make altitude sickness very likely. So, avoid excessive drinking, stay hydrated, and give yourself plenty of time to acclimatize. Kunde village has a hospital, and Pheriche has a clinic.


The Everest Base Camp trek typically takes about 12-14 days to complete, depending on the route and pace of the trekker.

The Everest Base Camp trek difficulty can be graded as a challenging trek and requires a good level of physical fitness. The trail involves several steep ascents and descents and reaches an altitude of up to 5,500m at Kalapatthar, which can be challenging for some people. High altitude, combined with rugged terrain, can make the trek challenging, and it is important to properly acclimatize to avoid altitude sickness.

The best time to do Everest Base Camp Trek is during the dry seasons of September to November and March to May. These months offer the best weather conditions for trekking, with clear skies and warmer temperatures.

It is not strictly necessary to hire a guide or porter for the Everest Base Camp trek, but it is highly recommended. A guide will have local knowledge of the route and the best places to stop along the way, and can also provide information about the culture and history of the region. A porter can help to carry your gear, which can be helpful if you are not accustomed to carrying a heavy load over long distances.

Trekking to Everest Base Camp is generally considered safe, as long as proper precautions are taken and done during the trekking season of Everest Base Camp. It is important to be in good physical shape and to acclimatize properly to the high altitude. It is also important to follow the guidance of your guide and to be prepared for the challenges of trekking in a remote mountain region. 

The altitude of the Everest Base Camp is 5,364m. The highest altitude the trekkers trek through while trekking to Everest Base Camp is in Kalapathar at 5,545m.

No, the Everest Base Camp trek does not require a permit as it does not lie in the Restricted areas assigned by the Department of Immigration but Trekkers have to pay the local government to hike the trail. But trekkers must pay a permit to enter Sagarmatha National Park. The permit for the National park costs about NPR.3000 for Foreign Nationals and NPR.1500 for SAARC Nationals.

Everest Short Trek is an ideal alternative to the Everest Base Camp trek for trekkers who want to enjoy most of the things that Everest Base Camp has to offer adventurously, naturally, and culturally but with Moderate difficulty.

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