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Everest Base Camp Trek, Cost, Itinerary, Departure in 2023, 2024, 2025

Mount Everest is more than the mountain and the journey to its base camp is more than just a Trekking In Nepal. Regarding the Everest base camp trek, some travelers call the "Stairway to Heaven," every bend in the trail offers another photo opportunity, which are beautiful forests, Sherpa villages, glacial moraines, the unique sherpa culture with traditional Local Festival, incredible white snow Mountain's scenery, fantastic farming and foothills. For interested & active adventurers who aren't afraid to work up a sweat, our eclectic trekking team will bring you up close and personal with local culture before opening a window on the roof of the world. So, don't do late to make your lifetime adventure experience & unforgettable memory by doing the Everest base camp trek in the Nepal.

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Everest Base Camp Trek 14 Days Itinerary All Inclusive

Day Location Activity
1 Kathmandu Arrival and transfer to the Hotel
2 Lukla, Phakding Fly to Lukla, trek to Phakding
3 Phakding, Namche Bazaar Trek from Phakding to Namche Bazaar
4 Namche Bazaar Acclimatization day in Namche Bazaar
5 Namche Bazaar, Tengboche Trek from Namche Bazaar to Tengboche
6 Tengboche, Dingboche Trek from Tengboche to Dingboche
7 Dingboche Acclimatization day in Dingboche
8 Dingboche, Lobuche Trek from Dingboche to Lobuche
9 Lobuche, Everest Base Camp, Gorak Shep Trek to Everest Base Camp and return to Gorak Shep
10 Gorak Shep, Kala Patthar, Pheriche Trek to Kala Patthar, then to Pheriche
11 Pheriche, Namche Bazaar Trek from Pheriche to Namche Bazaar
12 Namche Bazaar, Lukla Trek from Namche Bazaar to Lukla
13 Lukla, Kathmandu Fly from Lukla to Kathmandu
14 Kathmandu Airport drop for final departure

A. Services Inclusive For Everest Base Camp Trek

Airport pickup and drop services on a private vehicle including before and after the trek

Accommodation in Kathmandu valley as per the itinerary with complimentary breakfast included

Kathmandu - Lukla - Kathmandu domestic airline tickets including all airline taxes and fuel surcharges

Meals on full board [Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner / the main course] during the trek

Accommodation in tea houses/lodges along the trek as per the itinerary

Everest National Park Entry Permit for all members

Trekkers Information Management System [TIMS] registration card

Experienced English/German speaking, government licensed and ministry of tourism trained trekking guide with meals, accommodation, salary, and insurance

Assistant trekking guide for groups over 4 people with meals, accommodation, salary, and insurance

Comprehensive first-aid medical kit carried by the guide

Necessary paper works, all government, and local taxes

Complimentary welcome or farewell dinner in Kathmandu at a cultural restaurant [optional]

Pre-trip meeting in Kathmandu before the trek

Strong, experienced porter with meals, accommodation, salary, and insurance

B. Services Excluded For Everest Base Camp Trek 

International airfare, Nepal visa fees (two passport photographs ), travel and medical insurance, emergency evacuation)

Personal nature expenses (bars and beverage bills, dessert, hot shower, drinking water, telephone, internet, laundry, titbits etc.)

Costs arising from natural calamities, mishaps or anything beyond our control (Costs are not refundable and transferable in any means if you leave the trek voluntarily and want to return from the trek)

Meals in Kathmandu (also in the case of early returns and late departures)

Services not mentioned in 'Cost Includes' section

Everest Base Camp Trek In Nepal - Asia

Everest is more than a mountain and the journey to its base is more than just a hike. Along what some call the "stairway to heaven," each bend in the trail offers another photo opportunity: beautiful forests, Sherpa villages, glacial moraines and foothills. For active adventurers who aren't afraid to work up a sweat, our eclectic trekking team will bring you up close and personal with local cultures before opening a window on the roof of the world.

Travel Style: Adventure & Active

Hiking, trekking, biking, rafting, and kayaking adventures all over the world, made for outdoor types.

Service Level: Luxury, Standard & Basic

Simple and clean hotels and hostels; affordable public and private transport; lots of optional activities.

Physical Rating: 4 to 5 - Probably kinds of Challenging

Serious high-altitude hikes, cycling, or other instances of heavy exercise. Come prepared to sweat a bit.

Trip Type: Individual, Small Group & Big Group

Here is Possible to go individually too. But we have Small group experience; Max 25, Avg 10

Age requirement: 9/10+

All travellers under age 18 must be accompanied by an adult.

Now ready to book 14/15 Days Everest Base Camp trek itinerary with Local operator (Nepal Himalayas Trekking), where will get all Inclusive Tour package along Expert Tour Guide. Everyday We are ready to fixed departure and assistance for this trek in the Nepal. The EBC trek is one of the most beautiful treks in the world, focusing on the highest peak of the World. Mount Everest (8,848.68m / 29,029 Ft). This Everest base camp trip will bring you a natural thrill as you drive through breathtaking high mountain scenery, esoteric Buddhist monasteries, traditional Sherpa villages, high mountain flora and fauna and snow-capped peaks of mountains.

The Everest Base Camp trek is very active adventure activity of the Everest region. Trek to the Everest Base Camp starts from Kathmandu City & ends also at same City. 14/15 Days Everest Base Camp Trek Itinerary already included (arrival to Nepal & departure to your country) both days. If you are between of 9/10 years to 75 years old people then be ready to go this Everest Base Camp trek in the Nepal. It is kind of challenging trekking trail of Nepal and Rated moderate level of destination. If you are just single traveler, then also can travel to Everest Region for the Everest base camp trek. We can find Individual to 25 pax of people in a group. During Everest Base Camp trek, travelers able to stay Hotel / Lodge / Tea House in the Mountains, Where will get All Meals (Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner). Per Day, Approximately 5-7 hrs walking good enough for Everest base camp trek in the Nepal.

Everest Base Camp Trek Cost 

Everest Base Camp Trek Cost always depends on many factors such as trekking route, trek duration, tour operator, service and some others. The cost of Everest base camp trek can vary depending on the Local & International tour operator / travel agency and there is no fixed price too. Mainly Everest Base Camp Trek cost from $ 1490 USD to $ 5890 USD. Everest Base Camp trek total depends entirely on the needs and preferences of the traveler. A trekker may be content with a standard route, such as 14 days trek to Everest Base Camp. Or he can change the itinerary and add additional services and the price will be adjusted accordingly. For example, if you want to stay one more night at Everest Base Camp or Namche Bazaar, the price will increase than Standard route.

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If yes, then don't wonder about the Everest base camp trek cost. Because we Local Operator here in Nepal, having always fixed departure with affordable cost. Normally you will be surprise after knowing the complete and breakdown cost of Everest base camp trek in the Nepal. There is still cheap or less cost than your predction & thought. There are several factors or reason of Everest Base Camp trek cost breakdown. Just Contact Us to get your suitable cost for Everest Base camp trek. EBC trek cost also classify before and after arrival in Nepal. Before arrival to Nepal, travelers need to spend some cost to buy Travel Insurance, International Flight Tickets and for Nepali Visa. 

Here will get complete & breakdown cost for Everest Base Camp trek

Nepali Visa Cost In Nepal

15 Days Tourist Visa – $ 30 USD
30 Days Tourist Visa – $ 50 USD
90 Days Tourist Visa – $ 125 USD

Cost On Accommodation

Regarding the accommodation cost for Everest base camp trek, also totally depends on you, which level of accommodation going to use during your Nepal trip. Mainly here we are going to offering two types of accommodation at Kathmandu City and in the Mountains. We called Hotel for Kathmandu City's accommodation. For this need to prepare from $ 35 USD to $ 290 USD for per night per person in the basis of Standard hotel to 5 Star hotel. And we called Tea houses or Guest house for Mountain's accommodation. For such Mountain accommodation need to prepare from $ 10 USD to $ 150 USD for each person for per night in the basis of Standard to Luxury level. 

Everest Base Camp Trek Permit Cost 

Hello, are you looking to know about Everest base camp trek permit cost? In Everest Region, we have to buy two different ticket. One is called Sagarmatha (Mount Everest) National Park Permit. For this you need to prepare $ 30 USD. And another is called Khumbu Entrance Fee. It is also called Tims Card (Trekkers Information Management System) from TAAN. There is $ 20 USD for this Khumbu Entrance fee. 

Cost On Everest Base Camp Trek Guide & Porters

Either Trekking Guide or Porter (Sherpa) is a Mandatory in Nepal for any treks of the region. Similarly, in the Everest region, Trekking guide & Porter play vital role for travelers. If you have trekking guide & Porters, then will not get any great problems in the Mountains. If there is government license holder trekking guide & Porters then more chance to learn everything. We Nepal Himalayas Trekking company offering $ 25 to $ 30 USD for a trekking guide & $ 20 to $ 25 USD for a Porter (Sherpa) in a daily basis for Everest Base Camp Trek in Nepal. 

Everest Base Camp Trek Itinerary 

The Everest Base Camp Trek itinerary will start from Kathmandu city and end in also the same city. There are different kinds of Everest base camp trek itineraries in the Everest region including Classic or traditional trek itinerary. This Classic or traditional trek itinerary is also called the 14 Days Everest base camp trek itinerary in Nepal. If you are looking to know the perfect Everest base camp itinerary for the EBC trek, then please book 14/15 days Everest base camp trek itinerary, which will include arrival to Kathmandu city to departure to your country.

Creating a unique and best itinerary for the Everest Base Camp trekking requires careful planning and consideration of various factors. Here's a step-by-step guide to help you design a memorable and enjoyable trek:

Research and Gather Information

Start by researching about the Everest Base Camp trek. Read blogs, travel forums, and guidebooks, and consult with experienced trekkers to gather valuable insights and information about the route, weather conditions, difficulty level, and recommended duration.

Determine the Duration

The standard Everest Base Camp trek usually takes around 12 to 16 days, depending on your fitness level and acclimatization needs. While you can complete it in a shorter duration, it's essential to consider extra days for acclimatization to reduce the risk of altitude sickness.

Choose the Season

The best time to trek to Everest Base Camp is during the pre-monsoon (spring) and post-monsoon (autumn) seasons. These periods generally offer clear skies and favorable weather conditions for trekking.

Start and End Points

 The most common starting point for the trek is Lukla, which is accessible by a short flight from Kathmandu. The trek usually ends back in Lukla as well. Plan your itinerary accordingly, considering the flight schedules.

Trekking Route

While the route to Everest Base Camp is relatively straightforward, you may want to consider alternative trails and side trips to make your itinerary unique. Some popular side trips include visiting Gokyo Lakes, Cho La Pass, and Renjo La Pass.

Acclimatization Days

To avoid altitude-related problems, incorporate acclimatization days into your itinerary. Stay for an extra day in places like Namche Bazaar, Dingboche, or Pheriche, allowing your body to adjust to the higher altitudes.

Trekking Permits and Logistics

Ensure you have all the necessary permits, including the Sagarmatha National Park entry permit and TIMS (Trekkers' Information Management System) card. Arrange your accommodation and meals in advance, especially during peak trekking seasons.

Physical Fitness and Training

 Prepare yourself physically for the trek. Engage in regular cardio exercises, hiking, and strength training to build stamina and endurance.

Consult with a Local Guide/Agency

 Consider hiring a local guide or trekking agency with experience in the region. They can offer valuable insights, ensure your safety, and handle logistics during the trek.

Flexibility

Keep your itinerary flexible to adapt to unexpected situations, such as weather changes, flight cancellations, or personal preferences.

Everest Base Camp Sample Itinerary (14-day trek)

Day 1: Fly from Kathmandu to Lukla, trek to Phakding

Day 2: Trek from Phakding to Namche Bazaar

Day 3: Acclimatization day in Namche Bazaar

Day 4: Trek from Namche Bazaar to Tengboche

Day 5: Trek from Tengboche to Dingboche

Day 6: Acclimatization day in Dingboche, optional hike to Nagarjun Hill

Day 7: Trek from Dingboche to Lobuche

Day 8: Trek from Lobuche to Gorak Shep, hike to Everest Base Camp, return to Gorak Shep

Day 9: Hike to Kala Patthar, trek to Pheriche

Day 10: Trek from Pheriche to Namche Bazaar

Day 11: Trek from Namche Bazaar to Lukla

Day 12: Reserve day for contingency (in case of flight cancellation)

Day 13: Fly back to Kathmandu

Day 14: Depart Kathmandu

Remember, the best itinerary for the Everest Base Camp trek is the one that aligns with your interests, fitness level, and timeframe. Customize it to make your experience unique and enjoyable.

We at Nepal Himalayas Trekking Agency are ready to give you expert trekking guides at affordable cost & ready to assistance 24/7.  Everest Base Camp trek detailed itinerary: Arriving in Kathmandu. 1340m, on the 1st Day, and the trek itinerary will be starting the Kathmandu-Lukla flight and trek to Phakding. 2610m.

Are you looking perfect day-to-day Everest Base Camp Trek Itinerary? Then, firstly, you fly from Kathmandu to Lukla, then trek to Phakding, Namche Bazaar, Tengboche, Dingboche, and Lobuche. From Lobuche, you'll finally reach your dream zone called Everest Base Camp (EBC) (Gorakshep) & Kala Patthar. And the same way Everest Base Camp Trek Itinerary will return to come down from Gorakshep to Pheriche to Namche to Lukla. 

Our suggested itinerary is 12 days for the Everest Base Camp (EBC) trek in Nepal.

A. It includes 2 acclimatization days and 1 day to get from Lukla to Kathmandu after completing the EBCtrek. 

B. The Everest Base Camp trek itinerary usually takes around 12-14 days to complete, depending on the route and pace of the trekker. Here's a sample itinerary for the trek

Day 1: Arrival in Kathmandu

Day 2: Kathmandu sightseeing and trek preparation

Day 3: Fly to Lukla and trek to Phakding

Day 4: Trek from Phakding to Namche Bazaar

Day 5: Acclimatization Day in Namche Bazaar

Day 6: Trek from Namche Bazaar to Tengboche

Day 7: Trek from Tengboche to Dingboche

Day 8: Acclimatization Day in Dingboche

Day 9: Trek from Dingboche to Lobuche

Day 10: Trek from Lobuche to Gorak Shep and visit to Everest Base Camp

Day 11: Hike to Kala Patthar and trek down to Pheriche

 Day 12: Trek from Pheriche to Namche Bazaar

Day 13: Trek from Namche Bazaar to Lukla

Day 14: Fly from Lukla to Kathmandu

Day 15: Departure from Kathmandu

Please note that this itinerary can be customized to suit your preferences and fitness level. It's also important to remember that acclimatization is key to a successful trek, so it's recommended to add in extra rest days and take it slow to allow your body to adjust to the altitude.

The Everest Base Camp trek itinerary also called the EBC trek route, which route starts from Kathmandu to Lukla Airport, goes through Phakding Village, Namche Bazaar, Tengboche, Dingboche, Lobuche, Gorakhshep, EBC, Gorakhshep, Kala Patthar, Phiriche, Namche, Lukla & to Kathmandu through Lukla Airport. We would like to suggest 12 Days from Kathmandu to Kathmandu, which already included two acclimatization days at Namche Bazaar & Dingboche. We have classified the Everest base camp trek itinerary from 5 Days to 16 Days for different levels of travelers. 

Would you like to know the different detailed itineraries for the Everest Base Camp trek?

5 Days Everest Base Camp Trek Itinerary

If you are looking very Short, Easy & Luxury Everest base camp trek itinerary, then the 5 Days Everest Base Camp trek itinerary will be perfect & suitable for your vacation in the Everest region. 5 Days Everest Base Camp trek itinerary is the minimum time required to complete Everest Base Camp trek.

The Everest Base Camp 5 days trek gives you the opportunity to trek the famous Everest region but only for a few days at lower elevations. This means that the excursion is not difficult and anyone can sign up. Despite its short duration, this trek is no compromise so you can fully appreciate the beauty of the Khumbu region. And the thrills that the mountain has to offer are within reach. On this excursion you will approach the highest peak in the world, Mount Everest in Nepal.

Outline Itinerary for 5 Days Everest Base Camp Trek

Day 1: Kathmandu to Lukla Flight and Trek to Phakding (2610m) - 35 minutes flight and 3 to 4 hours trek to get Phakding Village. 
Day 2: Phakding to Namche Bazaar (3446m) - 6 hours
Day 3: Rest (Acclimatization) at Namche Bazaar
Day 4: Namche Bazaar to Syangboche (3790m) - 2 to 3 hours (Enjoy 1 night at 5 Star Hotel in Everest), which is called Everest view hotel. 
Day 5: Early morning Helicopter Flight to Everest Base Camp (5364m), Kala Patthar (5600 M) and Fly back to Capital city (Kathmandu)

6 Days Everest Base Camp Trek Itinerary - Best Deal with Nepal Himalayas Trekking

6 Days Everest Base Camp Skyline Trek is a short, Luxury and easy trek in Everest region of Nepal to the highest base camp in the world. This 6-day scenic trek to Everest Base Camp was specially designed for trekkers who feel that their age and height may be a barrier to realizing their dreams.

The 6 Days Everest Base Camp trek an easy day hike to Syangboche (3,880 m/12,729 ft) from Namche Bazaar, then a helicopter flight to Everest Base Camp and a flight to Kathmandu via Lukla. This 6 days Everest Base Camp Trek itinerary makes the trek to Everest Base Camp less time consuming and stress free at both high and high altitudes.

Our many years of experience in this field has made us understand the demand and we wish our valued hikers your interest.

Outline Itinerary for 6 Days Everest Base Camp Trek

Day 1: Arrival at Kathmandu Airport & transfer to hotel.

Day 2: Kathmandu Heritage Sightseeing tour . (1350m/4430ft)- 5 hours.

Day 3: Early Morning fly from Kathmandu to Lukla (2840m/9318ft/ 35minute flight) and trek to Phakding. (2610m/8563ft)- 4 hours.

Day 4: Trek from Phakding to Namche Bazaar. (3446m/11306ft)- 7 hours.

Day 5: Hike to Syangboche and fly to Everest Base Camp and back to Kathmandu. (5545m/18192ft)-6 hours.

Day 6: Airport drop for final departure.

7 Days Everest Base Camp Trek Itinerary With Heli Return - Best Price In 2023,2024 & 2025

Regarding the Everest Base Camp trek itinerary, 7 Days Everest Base Camp trek itinerary also most demanding and popular in the Everest region. Everest Base Camp 7 Days trek itinerary starts from Kathmandu to lukla by flight, which flight might be Helicopter Flight or Small Airline. Trek to the Everest Base Camp, which is the higher Base Camp Elevation. The tallest Mountain called Mt. Everest and return to Kathmandu by Helicopter. The sound isn't interesting? For sure this is very interesting & 7 Days Everest base camp trek with helicopter return itinerary is one of the short, easy and Luxury Everest Base Camp Trek itinerary in the Everest region.

We Nepal Himalayas Trekking would like to invite to join this 7 Days Everest Base Camp Trek to reach the Base Camp of tallest Mountain. During this EBC 7 Days trek, you arer able to get your final destination and experience the magnificent Himalayas at least once in your lifetime, an earthly paradise specially designed for adventurous trekkers. When you are travelling to Nepal, Do you think about to go Everest Base Camp trek with in a week? We are here to fulfill your dream in this region. 7 Days Everest Base Camp trek itinerary is at least a once-in-a-lifetime experience in the magnificent Himalayas, a heaven on earth, especially for adventurous travelers.

7 Days Everest Base Camp Trek Package is one of the perfect combination of adventure trek & Luxury Helicopter tour in the top of the world. If you are travelling to Nepal just for a week and stiil want to reach & see tallest Mountain (Mount Everest), then still chance to do this fabulous activities with us. if you would like to direct contact with local operator and then please email to (info@nepalhimalayastrekking.com) & Message / Call to WhatsApp Number. We are available on 24/7.

Outline Itinerary for 7 Days Everest Base Camp trek

Day 1: Flight from Kathmandu to Lukla Airport (35 Minutes Flight, 2800 M Elevation), then trek to Phakding (2652 M Elevation) (7.5 Km Trek Distance)

Day 2: Hiking to Namche Bazaar (Phakding to Namche Bazaar) (3440 M Elevation, 12 Km Trek Distance, 5 to 6 hours Trek Duration.

Day 3: Hiking to Tengboche (Trek to Tengboche from Namche Bazaar) (3870 M Elevation, 10.4 KM Trek Distance, 4 to 5 Hours Trek Duration)

Day 4: Trek to Dingboche (4400 M Elevation, 12 Km Trek Distance, 5 to 6 Hours Trek Duration)

Day 5: Trek to Lobuche (Dingboche to Lobuche) (4950 M Elevation, 9 KM Trek Distance, 4 to 5 Hours Trek Duration)

Day 6: Trek to Gorakhshep - Trek from Lobuche to Everest Base Camp (5147 M), then trek to Gorakhshep and a Helicopter ride back to Lukla (Minimum Elevation 4950 M, Maximim Elevation 5364 M, 8 Km to 13 KM Trek Distance, 6 to 8 Hours Trek Duration. Sometime, this Helicopter return flight direct fly to Kathmandu too. It's depends on travelers & Cost. 

Day 7: Fly back to Kathmandu by Airline from Lukla Airport (35 Minutes Flight Duration) 

8 Days Everest Base Camp Trek Itinerary - Everest Base Camp Trek Without Acclimatization - Rapid EBC Trek

Regarding the Everest Base Camp trek itinerary, the 8 Days Everest Base Camp trek itinerary also one of the popular and demanding for short holidays travelers. Everest Base Camp 8 days itinerary also called Rapid EBC trek of the Everest Region. If you are perfect adventure trekkers & Nature lovers and then this 8 Days Everest base camp trek itinerary will be suitable and perfect. During your Everest Base Camp 8 Days trek, you are able to explore in the beautiful Sherpa Village like Lukla to Phakding to Namche Bazaar to Tengboche to Dingboche to Lobuche to Gorakshep to EBC to Kala Patthar. 

Most of adventure trekkers will take two days acclimatization at Namche Bazaar & Dingboche Village for Everest Base Camp trek. But in this 8 Days Everest Base Camp trek, trekkers ready to go EBC and back to Kathmandu without acclimatization at Namche Bazaar & Dingboche Village & try to get Namche Bazaar directly on first day, where they skip Phakding Village as a Rapid way. If you are ready to complete this Everest Base Camp trek with in 8 Days, then please you need to prepare strongly by Mentally & Physically. If you are looking 8 Days Everest Base Camp trek itinerary with local Operator then please find the proper 8 Days trek Itinerary with us. 

Outline Itinerary for 8 Days Everest Base Camp Trek

Day 1: Fly to Lukla and trek to Namche Bazaar

Day 2 : Namche Bazaar to Tengboche or diboche.

Day 3: Tengboche to Dingboche.

Day 4: Trek to Lobuche to Gorakshep.

Day 5: Early morning Hike to Kala Patthar & EBC then trek down to Phiriche.

Day 6: Trek down to Namche Bazaar. 

Day 7: Trek down to Lukla Bazaar.

Day 8: Early morning fly to Kathmandu from Lukla Airport. 

9 Days Everest Base Camp Trek Itinerary - Everest Base Camp 9 Days Trek Itinerary with Helicopter return 

9 Days Everest Base Camp trek itinerary is also called Everest base Camp Short trek or Everest Base Camp Trek with Helicopter return tour to Lukla from Gorakshep. Here is perfect combinition of Helicopter tour and Everest base camp hiking in the Everest region. 9 Days Everest base camp trek itinerary starts from Kathmandu to Lukla by flight and will finish as a same way back to Kathmandu from Lukla Airport. Everest Base Camp 9 days trek itinerary is also kind of Everest base camp Luxury trek, where will get luxury services with Everest Base Camp Helicopter tour. We Nepal Himalayas Trekking have fixed departure for this 9 Days Everest base camp trek in the Nepal.

9 Days Everest Base Camp Trek Itinerary

Day 1: Early Morning fly to Lukla by Small Airline or by a Helicopter from Kathmandu Airport. Sometime this Kathmandu flight sift to Ramechhap from Kathmandu because of Air traffic. At the same day continue trek to Phakding.

Day 2: Trek to Namche Bazzar.

Day 3: Rest at Namche Bazaar.

Day 4: Trek to Tengboche.

Day 5: Trek to Dingboche.

Day 6: Rest at Dingboche.

Day 7: Trek to Lobuche.

Day 8: Trek to Gorak Shep then hike to EBC and back to Gorak Shep. 

Day 9: Early morning hike to Kala Patthar to see the sunrise & panorama view of white snow mountains then return to Kathmandu by a Helicopter. 

10 Days Everest Base Camp Trek Itinerary - Everest Base Camp Trek Without acclimatization

Everest Base Camp Trek 10 Days is a quick trek to reach Everest Base Camp and Kalapatthar (5545m) without acclimatization day. The hike therefore requires previous hiking experience. We start our 10-day EBC trip in Lukla. After a 45-minute scenic flight from Kathmandu, you will find Tenzing Hilary Airport. Similarly, the trek will continue through Namche Bazaar and enter the Khumbu region where you will experience the lifestyle of the Tibetan Sherpa community.

Everest Base Camp Trek 10 Days Outline Itinerary 

Day 01: Fly to Lukla- (35 Minuit) Hike to Phakding, 3 hrs,-2,640 m,
Day 02: Trek to Namche Bazzar.  3,440m- 6 hrs
Day 03: Trek to Tyangboche, 3,800m – 05 hrs.
Day 04; Trek to Dingboche 4,200 m – 05 hrs.
Day 05: Trek to Lobuche 4,920m – 05 hrs.
Day 06: Trek to Gorakshep(5,170m) Lunch then trek to  Everest base camp (5,356 m) back to Goraksheph- 5,170 m– 08 hrs.
Day 07 : Hike to Kalapather (5,545 m) Everest Sunrise view then Trek back to Pheriche -4,240m, 06 hrs.
Day 08: Trek back to Namche Bazzar 3,450 m – 06 hours.
Day 09: Trek back to Lukla (2,840 m) 6-7 hrs
Day 10; Morning fly   back to Kathmandu afternoon free at leisure.

11 Days Everest Base Camp Trek Itinerary

Day 1 : Kathmandu(1,300m/4,265ft) – Lukla (2,845m/9,333ft) – Phakding (2,610m/8,562ft)

Day 2 : Phakding(2,610m/8,562ft) – Namche Bazaar (3,440m/11,285ft)

Day 3 : Namche Bazaar(3,440m/11,285ft) - Tengboche (3,870m/12,696ft)

Day 4 : Tengboch(3,870m/12,696ft)e - Dingboche (4,410m/14,467ft)

Day 5 : Dingboche: Acclimatization and exploration day

Day 6 : Dingboche(4,410m/14,467ft) – Lobuche (4,910/16,108ft)

Day 7 : Lobuche(4,910m/16,108ft) - Gorak Shep (5,160 m/16,928ft) - Everest Base Camp (5,364 m/17,597 ft) Gorak Shep

Day 8 : Gorak Shep(5,160m/16,928ft) - Kala Patthar (5,550m/18,207ft) - Pheriche (4,230m/13,877ft)

Day 9 : Pheriche(4,230m/13,877ft) – Namche Bazaar (3,440 m/11,285ft)

Day 10 : Namche Bazaar(3,440m/11,285ft) – Lukla (2,845m/9,333ft)

Day 11 : Lukla(2,845m/9,333ft) – Kathmandu (1,300m/4,265ft)

12 Days Everest Base Camp Trek Itinerary

The Everest Base Camp trek is a challenging and rewarding adventure in the Himalayas of Nepal. Here is a sample itinerary for a 12-day trek to Everest Base Camp:

Day 1: Fly to Lukla, Trek to Phakding (2,651m/8,700ft) After breakfast, you'll fly to Lukla, a small mountain town and the starting point of the trek. From Lukla, you'll trek for around 3-4 hours to reach the village of Phakding.

Day 2: Trek to Namche Bazaar (3,440m/11,283ft) Today's trek is around 6-7 hours, and you'll pass through Sagarmatha National Park and cross the famous Hillary Suspension Bridge before reaching Namche Bazaar, the gateway to the Everest region.

Day 3: Rest day in Namche Bazaar Rest day in Namche Bazaar to acclimatize. You can explore the town, visit the local market, and enjoy the stunning mountain views.

Day 4: Trek to Tengboche (3,870m/12,694ft) The trek to Tengboche is around 5-6 hours, passing through beautiful forests and small villages. Tengboche is known for its famous monastery, which is the largest in the region.

Day 5: Trek to Dingboche (4,360m/14,300ft) Today's trek is around 5-6 hours, and you'll pass through Pangboche, where you can visit the oldest monastery in the region. Dingboche is a beautiful village with stunning views of Ama Dablam and Lhotse.

Day 6: Rest day in Dingboche Rest day in Dingboche to acclimatize. You can go for a short hike to the nearby hill for stunning views of the mountains.

Day 7: Trek to Lobuche (4,940m/16,207ft) The trek to Lobuche is around 4-5 hours, passing through Dughla and the Khumbu Glacier. Lobuche is a small village with amazing views of the surrounding peaks.

Day 8: Trek to Gorak Shep (5,170m/16,961ft) and Everest Base Camp (5,364m/17,598ft) Today's trek is around 7-8 hours, passing through Gorak Shep, the last village before Everest Base Camp. From Gorak Shep, you'll hike to Everest Base Camp and back.

Day 9: Hike to Kala Patthar (5,545m/18,192ft) and Trek to Pheriche (4,280m/14,042ft) Today's trek is around 7-8 hours, including the hike to Kala Patthar, one of the best viewpoints in the region. From there, you'll trek back down to Pheriche.

Day 10: Trek to Namche Bazaar The trek back to Namche Bazaar is around 6-7 hours, passing through Tengboche and Phungki Thanka.

Day 11: Trek to Lukla Today's trek is around 6-7 hours, passing through the villages of Jorsale and Monjo before reaching Lukla. You'll stay overnight in Lukla.

Day 12: Fly back to Kathmandu from Lukla, and you'll have the rest of the day to explore at Kathmandu city.

13 Days Everest Base Camp Trek Itinerary 

Here's a sample 13-day itinerary for trekking to Everest Base Camp:

Day 1: Fly from Kathmandu to Lukla (2840m) and trek to Phakding (2610m)

Day 2: Trek from Phakding to Namche Bazaar (3440m)

Day 3: Rest day in Namche Bazaar for acclimatization

Day 4: Trek from Namche Bazaar to Tengboche (3860m)

Day 5: Trek from Tengboche to Dingboche (4410m)

Day 6: Rest day in Dingboche for acclimatization

Day 7: Trek from Dingboche to Lobuche (4910m)

Day 8: Trek from Lobuche to Gorak Shep (5140m), visit Everest Base Camp (5364m) and return back to Gorak Shep

Day 9: Hike up to Kala Patthar (5545m) for a sunrise view of Mount Everest and trek back to Pheriche (4280m)

Day 10: Trek from Pheriche to Namche Bazaar

Day 11: Trek from Namche Bazaar to Lukla Day

12: Fly from Lukla to Kathmandu

Day 13: Departure from Kathmandu

Note: Please keep in mind that trekking in the high altitude area like Everest Base Camp requires proper acclimatization and physical fitness. Therefore, it is recommended to take enough time for acclimatization and consult with a licensed trekking guide or agency before planning the trip.

14 Days Everest Base Camp Trek itinerary

Here's a suggested 14-day itinerary for the Everest Base Camp trek

Day 1: Arrival in Kathmandu Day 2: Fly from Kathmandu to Lukla (2,800m/9,184ft) and trek to Phakding (2,652m/8,700ft) - 8km/3-4 hours Day 3: Trek from Phakding to Namche Bazaar (3,440m/11,283ft) - 11km/5-6 hours Day 4: Rest day in Namche Bazaar for acclimatization Day 5: Trek from Namche Bazaar to Tengboche (3,860m/12,664ft) - 10km/5-6 hours Day 6: Trek from Tengboche to Dingboche (4,410m/14,469ft) - 9km/5-6 hours Day 7: Rest day in Dingboche for acclimatization Day 8: Trek from Dingboche to Lobuche (4,940m/16,207ft) - 7km/5-6 hours Day 9: Trek from Lobuche to Gorak Shep (5,160m/16,929ft) and hike to Everest Base Camp (5,364m/17,598ft) - 15km/8-9 hours Day 10: Hike to Kala Patthar (5,545m/18,192ft) and back to Gorak Shep - 12km/6-7 hours Day 11: Trek from Gorak Shep to Pheriche (4,240m/13,910ft) - 14km/5-6 hours Day 12: Trek from Pheriche to Namche Bazaar - 20km/6-7 hours Day 13: Trek from Namche Bazaar to Lukla - 18km/6-7 hours Day 14: Fly from Lukla to Kathmandu

Note: This itinerary allows for two acclimatization days to help prevent altitude sickness. It's important to listen to your body and not rush the trek. Always consult with a trekking agency or guide for the latest trail conditions and weather reports.

Everest Base Camp Trek Packages

There are several Everest Base Camp trek packages available from various tour operators and travel agencies. The packages can vary in terms of duration, services offered, and cost.

Typically, the Everest Base Camp trek takes around 12-14 days to complete, with the starting point being in Kathmandu, Nepal. Some of the services that are commonly included in trek packages are:

Accommodation (usually teahouses or lodges along the trekking route)

Meals (breakfast, lunch, and dinner)

Local transportation (to and from the airport and to the starting point of the trek)

English-speaking guide

Porter service for carrying luggage

Permits and fees for entering the Sagarmatha National Park and the Everest region

The cost of the Everest Base Camp trek packages can range from around $1490 to $5000 or more, depending on the level of luxury, services, and duration of the trek.

It's important to do your research and choose a reputable tour operator or travel agency that prioritizes safety, responsible tourism, and sustainable practices. It's also recommended to train and prepare physically for the trek, as it can be challenging due to high altitude and long hours of walking.

There are many trekking packages available for the Everest Base Camp trek, ranging from basic to luxury options. Some popular trekking packages include:

  1. Basic Tea House Trek: This package includes accommodation in tea houses, basic meals, and a guide. Prices start at around $1,390.

  2. Classic Tea House Trek: This package includes better quality accommodation in tea houses, more varied meals, and a guide. Prices start at around $1,500.

  3. Luxury Tea House Trek: This package includes high-end accommodation in tea houses, gourmet meals, and a guide. Prices start at around $2,500.

  4. Camping Trek: This package includes camping equipment, a guide, and a cook. Prices start at around $2,000.

  5. Helicopter Trek: This package includes a helicopter ride to and from Lukla, as well as accommodation and a guide. Prices start at around $4,000.

When choosing a package, it is important to consider your budget, physical fitness level, and personal preferences. It is also important to choose a reputable tour company with experienced guides to ensure a safe and enjoyable trekking experience.

Everest Base Camp Trek Difficulty

The Everest Base Camp trek is considered a challenging trek and requires a good level of physical fitness and preparation. The trek involves hiking to high altitudes, and the air is thin, which makes breathing more difficult. The trek starts at Lukla, which is at an altitude of around 2,860 meters (9,383 feet) and goes up to Everest Base Camp, which is at an altitude of around 5,364 meters (17,598 feet).

The trail is steep, rocky, and rugged, and there are several high passes to cross, including the famous Cho La Pass (5,420 meters) and the Kongma La Pass (5,535 meters). Trekking to these high altitudes can also lead to altitude sickness, which can be dangerous if not treated immediately.

Therefore, it is recommended that you undertake some physical training before attempting the trek and also take enough time to acclimatize to the altitude during the trek. It is also recommended to trek with a reputable guide or company, who can provide you with the necessary equipment and support to ensure a safe and enjoyable trek.

Everest Base Camp Trek Permit 

To trek to Everest Base Camp, you will need to obtain two permits: the Sagarmatha National Park Permit and the Khumbu Pasang Lhamu Rural Municipality Permit. Here's some information on how to obtain these permits:

  1. Sagarmatha National Park Permit: This permit is required to enter Sagarmatha National Park, where Mount Everest is located. You can obtain this permit in Kathmandu or in Monjo (the entrance point to the national park). If you choose to obtain the permit in Kathmandu, you can go to the Nepal Tourism Board office or to the Department of Immigration. The cost of the permit is currently 3,000 Nepalese rupees (about $30 USD).

  2. Khumbu Pasang Lhamu Rural Municipality Permit: This permit is required to enter the Khumbu region, where Everest Base Camp is located. You can obtain this permit in Lukla (the starting point of the trek) or in Monjo (if you didn't obtain the Sagarmatha National Park Permit in Kathmandu). The cost of the permit is currently 2,000 Nepalese rupees (about $20 USD).

It's important to note that you will also need a TIMS (Trekkers' Information Management System) card, which helps to ensure your safety and provides information about your trek to the authorities. You can obtain a TIMS card in Kathmandu or in Lukla, and the cost is currently 2,000 Nepalese rupees (about $20 USD) for independent trekkers.

It's always a good idea to double-check the permit requirements and costs with a reliable source before you go, as they can sometimes change. Additionally, if you're trekking with a trekking agency, they will usually handle the permit process for you.

Everest Base Camp Trek Guide & Porters (Sherpa)

The Everest Base Camp Trek is a popular trekking route in Nepal that takes you to the base camp of the world's highest mountain, Mount Everest. It's a challenging trek that requires proper planning and preparation, including hiring a guide and porter.

A guide is essential for the Everest Base Camp Trek, as they will help you navigate the route, provide you with valuable information about the culture and history of the region, and ensure your safety. They can also assist with arranging accommodation and meals along the way.

Porters are also an important part of the trek, as they will carry your heavy backpacks, leaving you free to enjoy the trek without the added weight. It's important to hire porters who are experienced and properly equipped for the trek.

When hiring a guide and porters, it's important to do your research and choose reputable and licensed companies. You can find a list of registered trekking companies on the Nepal Tourism Board's website. It's also recommended to hire guides and porters through a trekking agency rather than hiring them independently.

Make sure to communicate clearly with your guide and porters about your expectations and needs, and be respectful of their culture and way of life. With proper planning and preparation, hiring a guide and porters can help make your Everest Base Camp Trek a safe and enjoyable experience.

Everest Base Camp Trek weather & Temperatures

The weather and temperature during the Everest Base Camp Trek can vary greatly depending on the season and altitude. Here is a breakdown of what you can expect during each season:

  1. Spring (March to May): Spring is one of the best times to trek to Everest Base Camp. During this time, the weather is generally mild with temperatures ranging from 10°C to 15°C during the day and dropping down to 0°C to -5°C at night. The skies are usually clear, making for excellent views of the surrounding mountains.

  2. Summer/Monsoon (June to August): The summer months bring monsoon season to the Everest region, with heavy rainfall and occasional thunderstorms. Trekking during this time can be challenging due to the wet and muddy trails, and the views may be obscured by clouds. Temperatures range from 15°C to 20°C during the day and drop down to 5°C to 10°C at night.

  3. Autumn (September to November): Autumn is the most popular time for trekking to Everest Base Camp. The weather is dry and mild, with temperatures ranging from 10°C to 20°C during the day and dropping down to -5°C to 5°C at night. The skies are usually clear, providing excellent views of the mountains.

  4. Winter (December to February): Winter is the coldest and driest time of year in the Everest region. Temperatures during the day range from 5°C to 10°C and drop down to -10°C to -20°C at night. Trekking during this time can be challenging due to the cold temperatures, icy trails, and limited visibility. However, the views can be spectacular, especially early in the morning when the mountains are bathed in golden light.

It's important to note that weather patterns can be unpredictable, and conditions can vary greatly from day to day. It's important to be prepared for all types of weather and to pack accordingly. It's also advisable to check the weather forecast regularly and to listen to advice from local guides and authorities.

Best Time To Go Everest Base Base Camp Trek 

The best time to go for the Everest Base Camp Trek is during the pre-monsoon season (February to May) or post-monsoon season (late September to November). During these times, the weather is usually dry and clear, which provides great visibility for trekking and climbing.

The pre-monsoon season is ideal for those who want to avoid the crowds and enjoy the beauty of the blooming rhododendron forests. However, the temperature can still be quite chilly at higher elevations, and there may be occasional snowfall.

The post-monsoon season, on the other hand, is the most popular time to trek to Everest Base Camp because the skies are usually clear, and the weather is generally mild. However, it can still be quite crowded, and the trails can be quite muddy due to the monsoon season.

It's important to note that the weather in the mountains can be unpredictable, and there can be sudden changes in temperature and weather conditions at any time of the year. Therefore, it's essential to be well-prepared and informed about the conditions before embarking on the trek.

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It's important to note that the Everest base camp trek is a challenging and strenuous trek that requires proper planning, preparation, and fitness level. It's advisable to choose a reputable trekking agency that has experienced guides and a good safety record to ensure a safe and enjoyable trekking experience.

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