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Everest Base Camp Trek

Days 14
Trip Rating 5/5 33 Reviews
From $1520 USD $1799

Everest Base Camp Trek Overview


  • Trip Code: CT-10005
  • Package: Everest Base Camp Trek
  • Duration: 14 Day(s)
  • Max Alt.: 5,545m/ 18,192ft
  • Trip Level:
    Moderate
    Requires some level of experience in trekking with basic physical ability.
  • Start At: Lukla
  • Ends At: Lukla
  • Transportation: Domestic flight/ Private vehicles
  • Accommodation: Hotels | Guest House
  • Best Season: March- April- May- Aug- Sep- Oct- Nov.
  • Trip Route: Lukla- Namche Bazzar- Tengboche- Dingboche- Gorakshep -Everest Base camp -Kalapathar - Pheriche- Lukla

EBC Trek 2024 Highlights

  • Spectacular Scenery: Immerse yourself in the breathtaking beauty of the Himalayan landscape as you trek through lush rhododendron forests, picturesque Sherpa villages, and rugged mountain terrain. Every step offers a visual feast for the senses.
  • Cultural Immersion: Encounter the rich Sherpa culture, visiting ancient monasteries, prayer wheels, and vibrant local markets. Engage with friendly locals and gain insights into their unique way of life.
  • Awe-Inspiring Panoramas: Stand in awe before the world's highest peak, Mount Everest, and witness the sunrise over the Himalayas from the iconic Kala Patthar viewpoint. The panoramic vistas of Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse, and other towering peaks are simply unparalleled.
  • Expert Guidance: Our experienced and knowledgeable guides ensure a safe and enjoyable trek, providing insights into the region's history, culture, and natural wonders. Your safety and comfort are our top priorities.
  • Comfortable Accommodations: Rest easy in cozy tea houses and lodges along the trail, offering a blend of comfort and local hospitality. Rejuvenate each night as you prepare for the next day's adventure.

Everest Base Camp Trek in Nepal is one of the most extraordinary places on earth. To be at the foothills of the tallest peak in the world, Mount Everest (8,848.68m above sea level) is a privilege for most trekkers, but the journey is what makes this trekking in Nepal even more memorable. The Everest Base Camp elevation lies at an altitude of 5,310 meters above sea level. The Everest Treks 2024 offers a mesmerizing experience of natural wonders. It has unique geographical phenomena and landscapes.

The Everest trek is among the most adventurous treks in the world regarded by many fellow trekkers and adventurers. Everest Trek  Nepal allows you to get up close to the tallest peak in the world. The whole journey to Everest Base Camp is filled with beautiful valleys, Rhododendron forests, exquisite natural phenomena, old monasteries, ancient Sherpa settlements, and their unique heritage.

Everest Trek Starting Point

The trail to the base camp lies within the Sagarmatha National Park which is also one of the UNESCO Natural World Heritage Sites. The Base Camp trek adventure begins with an exciting flight from Kathmandu to Lukla, one of the most thrilling air travel experiences you'll find worldwide. After landing, a short trek will commence towards Phakding village and you can explore and end the first day of the trek. The next day is when the real trekking begins! You will be gradually going up toward a higher altitude and a couple of days are even set apart as acclimatization days – so that you can adjust to the altitude. This prevents fatigue and altitude sickness – a common phenomenon around this region.

Everest Base Camp trek

The trek to Everest Base Camp would take you through the Namche Bazaar which is one of the most important trading posts for Sherpas living in the higher altitude of Everest region. This town is a prime tourist junction point and is filled with quality hotels, restaurants, lodges, shops, and internet cafes & bakeries. You can also discover the Sherpas on the trek to Everest Base Camp. Sherpas are famously recognized to be the guardians of the Himalayas. The EBC trek will pass through various Sherpa settlements and villages allowing you to explore and experience their culture as well. Sherpa villages lie in the Khumbu region of Nepal. The unique lifestyle, culture, foods, and heritage are something you will truly cherish.

Throughout this journey, our team at CoreTreks ensures your safety and comfort, with expert guides leading the way. Experience the majesty of the Himalayas, forge lasting connections with fellow trekkers, and return home with a heart full of memories from the Everest Base Camp Trek, a truly unparalleled adventure.

Read about: The Best Routes To Everest Base Camp

Brief Itinerary

Day Highlights Altitude
Day 1 Arrival Day 1,350 m/ 4,428 ft (Kathmandu)
Day 2 Flight from Kathmandu to Lukla and hike towards Phakding. 2,840m/ 9,315 ft (Lukla) 2,610/ 8,560 ft. (Phakding)
Day 3 Phakding to Namche Bazaar 3,410 m/ 11,184 ft (Namche Bazaar)
Day 4 Namche Bazaar, Acclimatization Day 3,720 m/ 12,201 ft. (Syangboche)
Day 5 Namche Bazaar to Tengboche 3,860 m/ 12,660 ft. (Tengboche)
Day 6 Tengboche to Dingboche 4,400 m/ 14,432ft. (Dingboche)
Day 7 Dingboche, Acclimatisation Day 50,83 m/ 16,265 ft. (Nangkartshang Peak)
Day 8 Dingboche to Lobuche 4,910 m/ 16,104 ft. (Lobuche)
Day 9 Lobuche to Gorakshep & Everest Base camp, E.B.C to Gorakshep 5,140m m/ 16,859 ft (Gorakshep) 5,364m/ 17,594 ft (E.B.C.)
Day 10 Gorakshep to Kalapathar & Back to Pheriche via E.B.C 5,545 m/ 18,192 ft. (Kalapathar) 4,240m/ 13,907ft.(Pheriche)
Day 11 Pheriche to Namche Bazaar 3,410 m/ 11,184 ft. (Namche Bazaar)
Day 12 Namche Bazaar to Lukla 2,840 m/9,315 ft. (Lukla)
Day 13 Morning flight Lukla to Kathmandu 1,350 m/ 4,428 ft (Kathmandu)
Day 14 Departure Day

Everest Base Camp Trek Altitude Chart

Everest Base Camp Trek Itinerary


Day 1

Arrival Day

A representative from CoreTreks will personally greet you at the airport and arrange transportation to a hotel of your choice, ensuring it meets your preference for a three-star or higher rating. Upon arrival at the hotel, you will have a short session to familiarize yourself with the trek ahead, followed by the opportunity to explore the vibrant streets of Thamel, engaging in sightseeing or shopping. Your overnight accommodation will be provided at the hotel.

Maximum Altitude: 1,350 m/ 4,428 ft (Kathmandu)
Day 2

Flight from Kathmandu to Lukla and hike towards Phakding.

lukla

Prepare for an exhilarating and breathtaking short flight, as this experience is renowned for its dramatic and thrilling nature. The entire scenic flight typically lasts between 30 to 45 minutes, providing you with ample opportunity to soak in the awe-inspiring views. Upon landing at Lukla, the trail unfolds before you, leading toward our first stop. Embark on a 3-4 hour hike towards the charming village of Phakding, tracing the path alongside the Dudh Koshi River and offering glimpses of the majestic Gokyo Lake, which is one of our main destinations. The trek to Phakding is relatively easier, granting you the chance to explore picturesque small villages along the way, adding to the overall charm of the journey.

Important Note: Lukla flights have been diverted to Ramechhap instead of Kathmandu according to the recent notice from the Aviation Authority. The drive from Kathmandu to Ramechhap is about 4h to 5h (140km) via B.P. Highway. We will be preparing very early in the morning for the drive to Ramechhap in order to catch early flights. Read more about Lukla's flight diversion.

Maximum Altitude: 2,840m/ 9,315 ft (Lukla) 2,610/ 8,560 ft. (Phakding)
Flight Time: 30 min
Walk Approx.: 3 hours
Meal Included: Breakfast, Lunch, & Dinner
Day 3

Phakding to Namche Bazaar

Following a refreshing breakfast in Phakding, the trek commences towards the captivating mountain town of Namche Bazaar. As you traverse the path, you'll encounter various small settlements and villages that line the route leading to Namche Bazaar. The trekking trail takes you through the stunning Sagarmatha National Park, offering picturesque views of alpine woods, flowing streams, and vibrant rhododendron trees.

Namche Bazaar holds significant importance as the commercial hub of the Khumbu region, owing to its strategic location and unique topography. Rest assured, your overnight stay will be arranged at a comfortable guesthouse in Namche Bazaar, allowing you to immerse yourself in the local atmosphere and prepare for the adventures ahead.

Maximum Altitude: 3,410 m/ 11,184 ft (Namche Bazaar)
Walk Approx.: 6 hours
Meal Included: Breakfast, Lunch, & Dinner
Day 4

Namche Bazaar, Acclimatization Day

Namche Bazaar offers an ideal setting for acclimatization, allowing your body to adjust to the higher altitude. Following breakfast, a short hike towards Syangboche (3720m) is undertaken, providing you with panoramic vistas of the magnificent Himalayan ranges. From these viewpoints, you can witness the awe-inspiring peaks of Mount Everest (8848.86m), Mt Lhotse (8749m), Nuptse (7861m), Ama Dablam (6856m), and Labuche (6119m), creating a truly remarkable sight.

Namche Bazar

Moving forward from Namche, you'll encounter the renowned Everest View Hotel, situated at the highest altitude on Earth. Your overnight accommodation will be arranged at a comfortable guesthouse, allowing you to rest and rejuvenate for the upcoming adventures.

Maximum Altitude: 3,720 m/ 12,201 ft. (Syangboche)
Walk Approx.: 3 hours
Meal Included: Breakfast, Lunch, & Dinner
Day 5

Namche Bazaar to Tengboche

The trek towards Tengboche begins, guiding you along the enchanting trails that meander alongside the glacial waters of the Dudh Koshi River. Throughout the journey, you'll be treated to mesmerizing views of the majestic Himalayas, creating a truly awe-inspiring atmosphere. Upon reaching Tengboche, you'll discover a renowned monastery that houses remarkable treasures. Inside, you'll find a magnificent 20-foot sculpture of Buddha, intricately designed wall hangings, as well as the musical instruments and robes of the Lamas. A daily prayer ceremony takes place at the monastery, and you, along with your fellow trekkers, will have the opportunity to witness and participate in this sacred ritual. The timing of the prayer ceremony will be determined by the trekking schedule, either in the evening or morning. Your overnight accommodation will be arranged at a comfortable guesthouse, ensuring a restful stay amidst the tranquil surroundings.

Maximum Altitude: 3,860 m/ 12,660 ft. (Tengboche)
Walk Approx.: 5 hours
Meal Included: Breakfast, Lunch, & Dinner
Day 6

Tengboche to Dingboche

Continuing on the trail, you'll make your way through the scenic Imja Khola region. Prepare for an exhilarating experience as you cross thrilling suspension bridges and ascend towards Pangboche. Along the trek, you'll pass through traditional Sherpa villages, immersing yourself in the rich local culture and witnessing their way of life. Eventually, you'll reach the village of Dingboche, where you'll be greeted by magnificent vistas of towering peaks such as Lhotse, Island Peak, and Ama Dablam. Take your time to savor the breathtaking views and appreciate the natural beauty surrounding you. Your overnight accommodation will be arranged at a comfortable guesthouse in Dingboche, allowing you to rest and rejuvenate for the adventures that lie ahead.

Maximum Altitude: 4,400 m/ 14,432ft. (Dingboche)
Walk Approx.: 5 hours
Meal Included: Breakfast, Lunch, & Dinner
Day 7

Dingboche, Acclimatisation Day

Dingboche serves as an excellent location for acclimatization during your trek. Following breakfast, embark on a remarkable hike to Nangkartshang Peak, which offers an amazing opportunity to acclimate yourself to the altitude. The peak provides an excellent viewpoint, and on a clear day, you'll be rewarded with a stunning view of the majestic Ama Dablam peak. Take your time to absorb the breathtaking scenery and allow your body to adjust to the higher altitude. In the afternoon, you have the option to leisurely explore the surrounding villages or take some well-deserved rest. Your overnight stay will be arranged at a comfortable guesthouse in Dingboche, providing you with a peaceful and relaxing atmosphere.

Maximum Altitude: 50,83 m/ 16,265 ft. (Nangkartshang Peak)
Walk Approx.: 3 hours
Meal Included: Breakfast, Lunch, & Dinner
Day 8

Dingboche to Lobuche

The trek continues as you hike towards Dhungla, where an aid post is located in a place called Pheriche. The trail follows the path along the lateral moraine of the Khumbu Glacier, offering mesmerizing views along the way. As you progress, you'll come across stone memorials that serve as tributes to climbers who tragically lost their lives during their summit attempts. It's a poignant reminder of the challenges and risks involved in mountaineering. As you ascend further, the risk of altitude sickness becomes more prominent, emphasizing the need to proceed with caution. It is crucial to take it easy and allow your body to acclimate properly to the higher altitude. Therefore, an overnight stay at a guesthouse is arranged, ensuring you have sufficient rest and comfort during this phase of the trek.

Maximum Altitude: 4,910 m/ 16,104 ft. (Lobuche)
Walk Approx.: 4 hours
Meal Included: Breakfast, Lunch, & Dinner
Day 9

Lobuche to Gorakshep & Everest Base camp, E.B.C to Gorakshep

The grand finale of the trek awaits on this day! After a fulfilling breakfast, a slow and steady walk from Lobuche commences, prioritizing the avoidance of altitude sickness. The trail accompanies the awe-inspiring Khumbu Glacier, the highest glacier in the world. After approximately 3 hours of walking, you will arrive at Gorakshep, where you can temporarily leave your burdens and baggage at the lodge. Following a nourishing lunch, you will embark on the journey towards Everest Base Camp.

Base Camp

This remarkable destination offers the closest proximity to Mount Everest that non-professional mountaineers can reach without requiring specialized equipment or training. From the base camp, you will be treated to a spectacular view of the Khumbu Icefall, a sight that is truly awe-inspiring. Take the time to soak in the ambiance and appreciate the magnitude of the surroundings. After spending some cherished moments at Everest Base Camp, you will return to Gorakshep for the night. Your overnight accommodation will be arranged at a comfortable guesthouse, allowing you to rest and reflect on the incredible achievement of reaching this significant milestone in the journey.

Maximum Altitude: 5,140m m/ 16,859 ft (Gorakshep) 5,364m/ 17,594 ft (E.B.C.)
Walk Approx.: 6 hours
Meal Included: Breakfast, Lunch, & Dinner
Day 10

Gorakshep to Kalapathar & Back to Pheriche via E.B.C

The journey from Gorakshep to Kala Patthar is undoubtedly one of the most challenging walks throughout the entire trek, but it is also the most rewarding. Kala Patthar is a renowned vantage point known for its panoramic views of the Himalayas, offering the best possible view of Mount Everest. The hike towards Kala Patthar is typically undertaken in the early hours of dawn, as witnessing the sunrise is a major highlight of the entire trek.

The sight is truly awe-inspiring as the sun emerges from within Mount Everest, casting its golden hues upon the silver peaks of the Himalayan range. Take your time to relish the mesmerizing views and capture memorable photographs. Once you have absorbed the breathtaking scenery to your heart's content, you can make your way back to Gorakshep before descending towards Pheriche. Your overnight stay will be arranged at a comfortable guesthouse, allowing you to rest and rejuvenate after this remarkable experience.

Maximum Altitude: 5,545 m/ 18,192 ft. (Kalapathar) 4,240m/ 13,907ft.(Pheriche)
Walk Approx.: 7 hours
Meal Included: Breakfast, Lunch, & Dinner
Day 11

Pheriche to Namche Bazaar

As you bid farewell to the majestic mountains, you will begin your descent along the trails that trace the Imja River. The path will lead you all the way to Tengboche, where you will continue your downhill trek toward Phungki Thanka. From there, you will make your way back to Namche Bazaar, retracing your steps from earlier in the journey. Upon reaching Namche Bazaar once again, take the opportunity to relax and reflect on the incredible journey you have undertaken. This vibrant town has much to offer, allowing you to immerse yourself in its unique atmosphere and enjoy the experiences it presents. Your overnight accommodation will be arranged at a comfortable guesthouse in Namche Bazaar, providing a restful haven after the day's adventures.

namche

Maximum Altitude: 3,410 m/ 11,184 ft. (Namche Bazaar)
Walk Approx.: 6 hours
Meal Included: Breakfast, Lunch, & Dinner
Day 12

Namche Bazaar to Lukla

The trail from Namche Bazaar to Lukla follows the same path that you traversed while ascending towards Namche Bazaar. However, this time, the journey will be comparatively easier as you descend downhill and at a lower altitude. As you approach Lukla, a sense of accomplishment will fill the air, marking the successful completion of your epic journey. Take the time to relax and celebrate this remarkable achievement. Your overnight stay will be arranged at a comfortable guesthouse in Lukla, providing you with a well-deserved rest and a chance to reflect on the incredible experiences and memories you have made along the way.

Maximum Altitude: 2,840 m/9,315 ft. (Lukla)
Walk Approx.: 6 hours
Meal Included: Breakfast, Lunch, & Dinner
Day 13

Morning flight Lukla to Kathmandu

The flight from Lukla to Kathmandu typically takes place in the morning hours and lasts between 30 to 45 minutes. Upon landing in Kathmandu, you will be transferred back to your hotel, where you can enjoy a comfortable overnight stay.

In the evening, CoreTreks will host a special dinner for you and your fellow trekkers. This dinner will give you the opportunity to savor the flavors of traditional Nepali cuisine while being entertained by cultural dance performances at the venue. It will be a delightful evening, allowing you to immerse yourself in the rich cultural heritage of Nepal. After the dinner, you can return to your hotel for a restful night's sleep.

Maximum Altitude: 1,350 m/ 4,428 ft (Kathmandu)
Walk Approx.: 30min.
Meal Included: Breakfast & Farewel Dinner
Day 14

Departure Day

On your departure day, after bidding farewell, a representative from CoreTreks will assist you in transportation to Tribhuvan International Airport. They will ensure that you arrive at the airport with ample time, usually around 3 hours prior to your scheduled flight departure. This allows for a smooth check-in process and ensures that you have sufficient time for any necessary procedures before boarding your flight. The representative will be there to support you until you are ready to proceed with your journey.

Meal Included: Breakfast
Not satisfied with this itinerary? CoreTreks offers a customized itinerary option that allows you to personalize your trek according to your preferences and requirements.

Everest Base Camp Trek Cost Mentions

Trip Includes


  • Airport transfers by Private Vehicles.
  • Standard twin-sharing accommodation in a three-star hotel in Kathmandu, breakfast included. (2 Nights).
  • Twin-sharing accommodation during Trek. (11 Nights).
  • Round trip flight Kathmandu – Lukla / Lukla – Kathmandu including departure taxes.
  • Three daily meals with tea/coffee (breakfast, lunch, and dinner) during the trek.
  • TIMS Fee- Trekkers' Information Management System & Trekking permit (Please bring 2 passport-size photos).
  • One highly experienced, helpful, and friendly guide. Porters (1 porter for 2 people) and their food, accommodation, salary, and equipment. 
  • Accident insurance for all staff.
  • Farewell dinner in a traditional Nepali restaurant with cultural performances.
  • Personal care & attention.
  • Local and government taxes.

Trip Excludes


  • All kinds of beverages including mineral water, Phone calls, laundry, and hot shower during Trek.
  • Travel and Rescue Insurance.
  • Tips to the crew.
  • Personal mountaineering gears.
  • Optional trips and sightseeing if extended.
  • International airfare and airport departure tax.
  • Visa fee, you obtain a visa easily upon your arrival at Tribhuwan International Airport Kathmandu.
  • Everything else apart from wherever "Cost Included services" is mentioned.

Join Our Fix Departure Dates 2024/2025


Scheduled Trip is scheduled and can be booked for the mentioned dates.
Limited Only few slots are available on the given dates and booking is recommended at the earliest.
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22 Mar, 2024 04 Apr, 2024 $1799 $1520 Guaranteed
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10 May, 2024 23 May, 2024 $1799 $1520 Limited
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12 Oct, 2024 25 Oct, 2024 $1799 $1520 Limited
10 Nov, 2024 23 Nov, 2024 $1799 $1520 Guaranteed
05 Dec, 2024 18 Dec, 2024 $1799 $1520 Guaranteed
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When you decide to book your Everest Base Camp package with CoreTreks, you gain several advantages over other trekkers. Here's why choosing CoreTreks sets you apart:

  1. Local Expertise: Your trek will be accompanied by a local mountain trekking guide who possesses extensive knowledge of the routes. Walking with Sherpa locals not only enhances your experience but also supports their livelihood.
  2. Direct Booking: Unlike foreign companies that rely on intermediaries, CoreTreks is a government-registered company in Nepal. By booking directly with us, you eliminate the additional fees associated with intermediaries, ensuring the lowest cost for your trek.
  3. Safety Priority: Your safety is our top priority. We meticulously organize our trips with the utmost safety measures in mind, ensuring you have a secure and enjoyable trekking experience.
  4. Best Price Guarantee: CoreTreks offers the best price guarantee, ensuring that you receive the most competitive pricing for your Everest trek without compromising on quality or service.
  5. Convenient Transfers: Enjoy the convenience of free transfers between the airport and your hotel in a private vehicle, provided by CoreTreks.
  6. Experienced Local Guides: Our trained local guides from the Himalayas possess comprehensive knowledge of the local routes, ensuring a smooth and enriching trekking experience.
  7. Supporting Local Communities: By planning your trip with CoreTreks, you contribute to the local economy and help locals earn their living through sustainable tourism.
  8. Safety Equipment: CoreTreks provides an oximeter to monitor oxygen levels during your high-altitude trek to Everest Base Camp. Additionally, our guides carry medical kits to handle any potential situations that may arise.
  9. Gear Arrangements: CoreTreks arranges sleeping bags and down jackets, ensuring your comfort and warmth during the trek. We also offer free storage for your extra luggage at our office store.
  10. Porter Assistance: To lighten your load, CoreTreks provides a free porter to help carry your heavy bags, allowing you to focus on enjoying the journey.

By choosing CoreTreks for your Everest Base Camp trek, you benefit from local expertise, competitive pricing, enhanced safety measures, convenient transfers, and support for local communities. With experienced guides, necessary safety equipment, and gear arrangements are taken care of, you can focus on embracing the incredible adventure that awaits you in the Himalayas.

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list out the points of Namche Bazaar is the last point on the Everest trek where you can find an ATM to withdraw money. While trekking, you will be offered a variety of food options from a fixed menu, but it is recommended to choose vegetarian and local Nepali cuisine during the EBC trek. It's important to be aware of the symptoms of altitude sickness and seek advice from your trekking guide if you experience any.

Don't worry if you are unable to find the necessary gear for the EBC Trek in your home country as they are readily available for purchase or rental in Kathmandu. Before embarking on the trek, make sure to read through the complete Everest Base Camp Trek Guide thoroughly, especially if you're a regular user of medication, inform your guide beforehand. With CoreTreks, your dream of experiencing one of the world's best treks is within reach. Get ready for an adventure of a lifetime!  

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The cost of EBC Trek 2024 with CoreTreks is USD 1499 per person on a twin-sharing basis. This is just to give you an idea since the cost might differ according to your preferences. CoreTreks has minimal trip charges with high-quality services. Along with that, our travel experts with well over a decade of experience in traveling and tourism will guide you throughout the trip. Now, of course, agencies are charging less or more than us, so be mindful of which one you pick because you do not want to be over-charged.

Read more: Everest Trek Cost: A Complete Cost Breakdown

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Pick somewhere between Autumn (September to November) and Spring (March to May) for the Everest  Trek. The surroundings are vivid and the Himalayas are glowing during the time. It is possible to pick dates besides Autumn and Spring but it is not recommended.

The best time to trek to Everest Base Camp in 2024 is during the pre-monsoon season (February to May) or the post-monsoon season (September to December). These months offer clear skies, moderate temperatures, and stable weather conditions for an enjoyable trekking experience.

If you're planning to trek to Everest Base Camp in 2024, choosing the best time to go is important. The pre-monsoon season from February to May and the post-monsoon season from September to December are the best times to trek. During these months, the weather is stable, temperatures are moderate, and skies are generally clear, providing excellent views of the surrounding mountains. However, it's always a good idea to check the weather forecast before heading out and to pack accordingly.

Here, read about the Everest Trek in July.

For trekking in Nepal, one must be equipped with the necessary mountaineering essentials, which we will provide, and take time for acclimatization. So, winter days and rainy days are best avoided.

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Trek to Everest base camp with CoreTreks and take advantage of having everything arranged for you as we offer one-stop assistance for your trekking expeditions and vacation plans in Nepal. When Everest is mentioned many people think about the physical endurance of climbing Mount Everest and the cost to climb Everest. At CoreTreks, we ascertain that your trek to Everest Base Camp in Nepal is physically and economically reasonable.

Trek to Everest Base Camp with CoreTreks, as we provide some of the best offers and packages to explore the `Everest region, treks that include airport transfers, accommodation, porters, guides as well as travel insurance! CoreTreks provides you with local assistance and have ground staff for trekking in the Everest base camp. This not only safeguards and supports you throughout your trek to Everest base camp, but also offers significantly affordable trekking packages in Nepal – compared to western trekking companies.

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The elevation of Everest Base Camp is approximately 5,364 meters (17,598 feet) above sea level. It is located on the Khumbu Glacier, in the Sagarmatha National Park in Nepal, and serves as the starting point for expeditions to climb Mount Everest, the highest mountain in the world.

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If you are planning Everest Base Camp Trek as a beginner, it is important to prepare yourself both physically and mentally. Here are some tips to help you get started:

  1. Start Training Early: It is important to start training at least 3-6 months before your trek to build your stamina and endurance. You should include cardio exercises, hiking, and weight training in your workout routine.
  2. Get the Right Gear: Invest in good quality trekking gear such as trekking shoes, trekking pants, down jackets, hats, gloves, and a backpack. It is important to carry the right gear to protect yourself from harsh weather conditions.
  3. Acclimatize Properly: Altitude sickness is a common problem for people trekking to Everest Base Camp. It is important to acclimatize properly by spending a few days at lower altitudes before ascending to higher altitudes.
  4. Follow a Healthy Diet: Eating a healthy and balanced diet is important to maintain your energy levels during the trek. Make sure you eat plenty of carbohydrates, proteins, fruits, and vegetables.
  5. Hire a Guide: If you are a beginner, it is recommended to hire a guide who can help you navigate the trek safely and provide you with important information about the region.

Remember, the trek to Everest Base Camp is challenging, but with proper preparation and the right mindset, anyone can do it!

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To expedite travel to the Everest Region, helicopters are utilized at times. Multiple alternatives exist, including a half-day tour that allows individuals without sufficient time to trek, which involves a stop at Kalapathar to observe Everest from close proximity and breakfast at Everest View Hotel. Inquire with us about the Breakfast on Everest Heli Tour. Those interested in trekking, they have the option of reaching Lukla via helicopter. Naturally, opting for a helicopter over a plane increases the cost, and additional group members are required to fulfill the minimum passenger requirement (unless chartering an entire helicopter). Please ask us for more information regarding this option.

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Are you planning to embark on an exciting journey to the Everest Base Camp in 2024? If yes, then you need to prepare well for this trip. One of the most critical aspects of your preparation is to ensure that you have all the necessary gear and equipment required for the trek. In this article, we will provide you with a comprehensive list of essential gear and equipment you need for the EBC trek in 2024.

First and foremost, you need to have a base layer of clothing that will keep you comfortable in different weather conditions. Depending on the weather, you will need warm white layered jackets, summer pants, thick insulated jackets for winter, and raincoats for the rainy season. It is also essential to have trekking shirts, hats, sunglasses, gloves, sunscreen, wool socks, hiking boots, and hiking sandals. Hiking poles can also come in handy, especially for steep, slippery, and uneven roads.

Now let's dive deeper into the gear you will need for the Everest Trek. For your head, face, and neck, you will need a sun hat or cap, fleece beanie or woolen cap for the night, balaclava (optional), sunglasses, sunscreen, moisturizers, lip balm, face towel, scarf, and neck gaiters. For your upper body, quick-dry and breathable t-shirts are ideal for the day, while parkas or windbreakers are perfect for keeping you warm during the day. Don't forget to bring rain gear or a poncho, inner thermal, fleece t-shirts, fleece jackets, and down jackets for the night.

For your lower body, undergarments, and trekking pants that are stretchable, quick-dry, and water-resistant are best for the day, while rain gear, inner thermal, and fleece or woolen pants are necessary for the night. Don't forget to bring along thin socks and warm woolen socks for the day and night, respectively. Additionally, you need to have a pair of hiking boots that are preferably GORE-TEX with spare shoelaces, floaters, or sandals, and knee support (optional).

Some essential items you need to bring along include your passport, extra passport-size photos (minimum of two) for the trekking permit, cell phone and charger, money, backpack, rain jacket, duffel bag, padlocks, rain cover, and a day pack (30L). A trekking pole, sleeping bag, personal medicine, water bottle, toiletries such as toothpaste, toothbrush, facial wash, soap, and shampoo, tissues or wet wipes, toilet rolls, hand sanitizer, quick-dry towel, and handkerchiefs (optional) are also essential.

It is worth noting that some equipment, such as duffels and sleeping bags, can be provided to you by CoreTreks upon your request. However, you must return these items upon completing the trek/climb. Additionally, a basic first-aid kit will be provided, but if you are a regular user of medicine, it is advisable to bring your own.

Finally, if you are a girl, please refer to the female packing list for more specific information, while the Nepal packing list provides more general information. Other optional gear you can consider bringing includes a thermo flask, portable water filter or purification tablets, earplugs, a universal adapter, a camera, memory card, charger, reading books or maps, binoculars, a watch, and snacks.

In conclusion, having the right Everest Base Camp packing list is crucial for a successful EBC trek in 2024. With this comprehensive list of essential items, you can prepare adequately and enjoy the beautiful scenery and adventure that awaits you in the Everest Base Camp.

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The distances and trekking times mentioned below are approximate and can vary based on individual trekking pace, weather conditions, and physical fitness:

  1. Lukla (2,860 m) to Phakding (2,610 m)
    • Trail Distance: 9.3 kilometers (5.8 miles)
    • Time required: 3-4 hours
  2. Phakding (2,610 m) to Namche (3,440 m)
    • Trail Distance: 9.4 kilometers (5.84 miles)
    • Time required: 5-6 hours
  3. Namche (3,440 m) to Tengboche (3,860 m)
    • Trail Distance: 9.2 kilometers (5.72 miles)
    • Time required: 5-6 hours
  4. Tengboche (3,860 m) to Dingboche (4,410 m)
    • Trail Distance: 9.1 kilometers (5.65 miles)
    • Time required: 4-6 hours
  5. Dingboche (4,410 m) to Lobuche (4,910 m)
    • Trail Distance: 11 to 12 kilometers (6.8 to 7.5 miles)
    • Time required: 6-7 hours
  6. Lobuche (4,910 m) to Gorakshep (5,164 m)
    • Trail Distance: 4.5 to 5 kilometers (2.8 to 3.1 miles)
    • Time required: 2-3 hours
  7. Gorakshep (5,164 m) to Everest Base Camp (5,364 m)
    • Trail Distance: 3.5 kilometers (2.2 miles)
    • Time required: 1.5-3 hours
  8. Gorakshep (5,164 m) to Kala Patthar (5,545 m)
    • Trail Distance: 1.5-2.3 kilometers (0.9-1.4 miles)
    • Time required: 1-2 hours

Please note that the given distances and times are approximate and can vary based on personal factors and trail conditions. It's important to maintain a steady pace, stay hydrated, and listen to your body while trekking in the Everest Base Camp region.

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Lukla Airport, officially known as Tenzing Hillary Airport in honor of the first two individuals to summit Everest, is situated at an elevation of 2,846 meters (9,337 feet). The flight to Lukla is highly weather-dependent, requiring favorable conditions both at the departure and arrival locations. To account for potential weather-related disruptions, we always advise our guests to allocate an extra two days at the end of their trek as a contingency plan. This ensures that adverse weather conditions do not cause them to miss their international flights.

Given the unpredictability of weather conditions, it is crucial for the weather to be favorable not only in Kathmandu and Lukla but also along the entire flight route. Additionally, due to the possibility of flight delays caused by inclement weather, there can be a backlog of tourists waiting for their flights. To address these challenges, an alternative airport has been recently utilized for flights to Lukla.

Ramechhap Airport Flight for the Trek

Ramechhap Airport is located in the Terai region and is closer to Lukla compared to Kathmandu. The weather in Ramechhap generally tends to be more favorable, resulting in fewer flight delays. However, one downside is that Ramechhap Airport is approximately an hour's drive from Kathmandu. This means that travelers are required to embark on an organized bus journey, typically during the night, to reach Ramechhap in time for their early morning flight to Lukla. Buses usually depart from Kathmandu around 3 am. While this may be seen as an additional adventure with new scenery to behold, if you have any concerns or doubts, please feel free to inquire with us.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)


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The EBC trek in Nepal is a challenging and strenuous trek that requires a good level of physical fitness, preparation, and proper acclimatization. The trek involves hiking through mountainous terrain, varying weather conditions, and high altitudes, which can make the trek difficult for many individuals.

The trek usually takes around 12-14 days to complete, with an average of 5-7 hours of hiking per day. The trek involves steep ascents and descents, including several uphill sections, which can be challenging for individuals who are not used to such terrain.

The high altitude can also cause altitude sickness, which is a potentially life-threatening condition. Read more: The Symptoms Of Altitude Sickness/Ams:

Despite the challenges, the trek is a rewarding and unforgettable experience for those who complete it. The trek offers stunning views of the Himalayas, including Mount Everest, and allows trekkers to immerse themselves in the local culture and traditions.

In summary, the Everest Base Camp trek in Nepal is a difficult and strenuous trek that requires proper preparation, physical fitness, and acclimatization. However, with the right training and guidance, it can be a rewarding and life-changing experience.

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Yes, it is completely safe to trek to the Everest Base Camp and requires no mountaineering skills whatsoever. You will be guided throughout the trek providing information about any possible threats.

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You can expect a considerably long hike to experience the mesmerizing views of the majestic massif alongside of the Everest. Some other qualities of the trek are: the flora and fauna of the Himalayas, the Sherpa residence, and an opportunity to scope the tallest mountain of the world, the Everest.

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The food is generally our traditional Nepali lunch which is Dal (Lentil Soup), Bhat (Boiled Rice), Tarkari (Veggies), and Achar (Pickle).

For the accommodation there are specially Hotels & Lodges, Tea houses, and Camping facilities. However due easy accessibility of hotels & lodges throughout the trial, camping is usually avoided during the Everest Base Camp trek.

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To book the Everest trek in Nepal, CoreTreks offers you a number of booking options including:

  1. Online booking,
  2. Wire transfer OR,
  3. Cash on arrival

We recommend you to go through our booking policy before you head to the payment. In case of further inquiries please feel free to contact us. 

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In order to embark on the EBC trek, obtaining a tourist visa is a requirement. Fortunately, obtaining an arrival visa at the Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu is quite straightforward.

A 30-day multiple-entry tourist visa is available for a cost of 50 USD or the foreign currency equivalent. If you require a longer stay, 90-day multiple-entry tourist visas can be obtained for a fee of 135 USD. Remember to bring two passport-size photos with you.

Additional details on Nepalese visas.

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  • Swaziland
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Citizens from the above nations should get a visa from a nearby embassy. If you have any difficulties in getting a visa, the CoreTreks team will guide you through the process.

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The EBC Trek covers a total distance of approximately 130 km or 80 miles round-trip starting from Lukla. If starting from Namche Bazaar, the total distance is 51.2 km. The straight-line distance from Kathmandu to Everest Base Camp is around 153 kilometers, making it a renowned and iconic long-distance hiking tour.

The trek takes hikers through the foothills of Mount Everest, past Sherpa villages, and natural heritage sites. The length of time required to complete the journey depends on the route and means of transportation used. If approaching from Nepal, it can take 8, 12, or 14 days, with helicopter rides taking just 45 minutes from Kathmandu Airport.

CoreTreks's itinerary takes 14 days, with 2 days designated for acclimatization. The average daily walking distance is between 12-15 km, taking 5-7 hours each day.

The journey begins in Lukla, with an early morning flight from Kathmandu due to strong winds in the afternoon. The flight time to Lukla is approximately 30 minutes, and upon arrival at Tenzing Hillary Airport, a porter and trekking guide will greet you.

After making final preparations, the guide will lead the way to Phakding, a 3-hour trek along the Dudh Koshi River and through an alpine forest, covering approximately 8 km. The best available guesthouse is where hikers will stay overnight, taking a well-deserved rest before continuing on the journey.

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During your EBC trek, a variety of beverages are available at most teahouses and hotels, including coffee, tea, hot lemon, hot juice, chocolate, and milk. Some places even serve cappuccinos, Americanos, and cafe lattes. It is recommended to avoid smoking and drinking alcohol during the trip.

Tap water is available throughout the trek, but it is not safe to drink. It is advisable to bring water purification tablets or a water filter. Since the local government has banned plastic bottles since January 2020, it is better to carry a reusable bottle that can hold hot water. Bottled water is also available but at a cost, and you must pay for hot water. So, it is better to carry Nepalese cash with you.

As you ascend to higher altitudes, it is preferable to boil water for drinking as it is safer and more convenient. It is important to stay hydrated and take sips of water frequently to prevent altitude sickness.

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Due to the cold temperatures at high altitudes, electronic devices tend to lose battery quickly. Lodges along the trail offer charging facilities, but they may come with an additional fee that varies from place to place.

In some areas, there may be limited or no electricity, so it is advisable to carry spare batteries that can last for at least three days. To ensure a reliable source of power, it is recommended to bring a portable power bank and a solar charger on the Everest Base Camp trek. This will provide a more convenient and sustainable way to charge your electronic devices while on the trail.

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Altitude sickness may occur as per the fitness level of an individual. Altitude sickness symptoms in Nepal start at a height of 3000 m for some people. It's quite common as we have a trek to the maximum altitude of 5550 m.

Many people experience symptoms such as coughing, insomnia, shortness of breath, loss of appetite, sore throat, diarrhea, vomiting, dizziness, and exhaustion.

The body reacts differently for different people. Most people don't get any symptoms. If you feel these symptoms or any other uneasiness in your body, immediately contact your trekking guide. He will sort out your problem and provide you with some medicine. If you feel good, then continue; if not, take a rest in your current place.

The best way to avoid altitude sickness is to keep your body hydrated. Thus, take a sip of water every time. You can also have foods that are rich in calories and fiber.

Do some regular exercise, breathing exercises, and some simple workouts before starting your trek. Also, avoid drinking and smoking until the journey is completed.

We have the following guide to help you prevent altitude sickness during Everest Base Camp Trek.

  • Ascend slowly and gradually. Do not rush on the trail. Maintain your average speed while walking.
  • Proper acclimatization is vital to avoid altitude sickness.
  • Avoid the intake of alcohol, tobacco, and cigarettes because these products’ consumption may decrease the water level in your body and make you feel tired and lethargic.
  • Drink plenty of water
  • Take plenty of healthy food
  • Prepare your mind mentally for the trek.

Altitude sickness is a common concern during the EBC Trek, as it can affect people differently based on their fitness levels and other factors. Symptoms can start at an altitude of 3000 meters and may include coughing, shortness of breath, loss of appetite, sore throat, diarrhea, vomiting, dizziness, and exhaustion. If you experience any of these symptoms, it's essential to notify your trekking guide immediately.

The best way to avoid altitude sickness is to stay hydrated by drinking plenty of water and eating foods that are rich in calories and fiber. Regular exercise, breathing exercises, and simple workouts can also help prepare your body for the trek. It's crucial to avoid alcohol, tobacco, and cigarettes, as they can decrease the water level in your body and make you feel tired and lethargic.

To prevent altitude sickness, it's recommended to ascend slowly and gradually, allowing for proper acclimatization. It's also advisable to mentally prepare yourself for the trek and maintain a consistent speed while walking on the trail. Additionally, carrying medication for altitude sickness and consulting with your doctor before the trek can help you prepare for any possible health risks.

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The Everest trek is a challenging and strenuous trek that requires a good level of fitness and preparation. The trek involves hiking through mountainous terrain, high altitudes, and varying weather conditions, which can make the trek difficult for many individuals.

The trek usually takes around 12-14 days to complete, with an average of 5-7 hours of hiking per day. The trek involves steep ascents and descents, including several uphill sections, and the altitude can make the trek even more challenging.

The highest point on the trek is Kala Patthar at 5,545 meters (18,192 ft), which can cause altitude sickness in some individuals. Therefore, it is essential to acclimatize properly and stay hydrated throughout the trek.

In summary, this trek is a challenging trek that requires a good level of fitness, preparation, and proper acclimatization. However, with the right training and preparation, it can be a rewarding and unforgettable experience.

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The duration of the hike to Everest Base Camp can vary depending on the trekker's physical fitness, acclimatization, and the route taken. Typically, the trek takes about 12-14 days to complete, including acclimatization days.

The trek starts with a flight from Kathmandu to Lukla, followed by a hike to Phakding and Namche Bazaar. Namche Bazaar is the gateway to the Everest region, where trekkers can acclimatize for a day or two before continuing their trek.

The route then passes through Tengboche, Dingboche, Lobuche, and Gorak Shep before reaching the Everest Base Camp. From the Base Camp, trekkers can hike to Kala Patthar, a peak at an altitude of 5,545 meters (18,192 ft), which offers spectacular views of Mount Everest.

After reaching the Base Camp, trekkers will typically retrace their steps and return to Lukla before flying back to Kathmandu. The return trek takes around 3-4 days, including acclimatization stops.

In summary, the Everest Base Camp trek usually takes around 12-14 days to complete, including acclimatization days, and the return journey takes around 3-4 days.

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The Base Camp trek of Everest is a challenging trek that requires a good level of physical fitness, stamina, and preparation. It is not recommended for complete beginners, as the trek involves hiking through mountainous terrain at high altitudes.

However, with proper preparation, training, and guidance, the trek can be completed by individuals with some prior trekking experience. It is recommended that individuals should have experience with multi-day hikes and have a good level of physical fitness before attempting this trek.

Before embarking on the trek, it is essential to undergo a physical examination to ensure that you are fit to undertake the trek. Additionally, it is advisable to train for several months before attempting the trek to build up your stamina and strength.

It is also essential to acclimatize properly to the altitude and take necessary precautions to avoid altitude sickness, which can be a serious and potentially life-threatening condition.

In summary, while the Everest trek is not recommended for complete beginners, individuals with some prior trekking experience and proper preparation can undertake the trek.

Read about: Everest Base Camp Trek For Beginners

Additional Information


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Sherpas are the native residents of the Everest region. They are brave, hardworking, and dedicated people. Tourism and traveling are their major occupation. However, Sherpas practice Buddhism and they take their religion very seriously. It is important to follow their rules and regulations, if you do not know, take some time to learn or simply ask them. Some things to keep in mind: 

  • Always walk clockwise around a temple
  • Do not take photographs without permission
  • Only throw away unused items in bins 
  • Ask for permission before you enter a monastery
  • Never disrespect the prayer flags
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The weather and climate at Everest Base Camp vary throughout the year, and each season offers a different experience. Here's a breakdown of the weather conditions during different seasons:

  1. Spring (March to May): Spring is a popular season for Everest Base Camp trekking. The weather is generally warm and dry, with clear visibility. The temperatures start to rise, and the landscapes come alive with blooming flowers, including rhododendrons. It is considered one of the best times for trekking, with stable weather conditions.
  2. Monsoon (June to August): The monsoon season brings heavy rainfall to the Everest region, making the trails wet and muddy. The clouds often obscure visibility, and there is a higher risk of landslides and avalanches. Trekking during this season is challenging and not recommended due to safety concerns and limited mountain views.
  3. Autumn (September to November): Autumn is another popular season for Everest Base Camp trekking. The weather is dry and stable, with clear skies and excellent visibility. The temperatures are mild and pleasant, making it a comfortable time to trek. The autumn season offers stunning mountain views and is considered the best time to witness the grandeur of Everest.
  4. Winter (December to February): Winter brings cold temperatures and heavy snowfall to the Everest region. The trails are covered in snow, making trekking more challenging. The temperatures at higher altitudes can drop significantly, and strong winds are common. However, trekking during early or late winter is possible with proper preparation and suitable gear. The views can be breathtaking, with snow-covered landscapes, but be prepared for cold and harsh conditions.

It is important to note that weather conditions in the mountains can be unpredictable, and it's always advisable to check the weather forecast and be prepared for changes in weather during your trek.

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Lukla Airport

Starting the trek with a thrilling flight to one of the most dangerous airports, keeps you guessing what's next on your trek to Everest Base Camp. Lukla Airport, also known as Tenzing Hilary Airport lies at an elevation of 9,334 ft/ 2,845m in Khumbu, Pasanglhamu, Solukhumbu District

Although it might look scary at first, the airport is located in one of the most beautiful places on earth. Upon stepping out of the airplane, you will be greeted by an unmatchable panorama with the backdrop of the majestic Himalayas. Due to high elevation, fast winds, rain, and clouds, flight delays or cancellations are common at Lukla.

To avoid congestion at Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu, flights to Lukla are likely to take off from Ramechhap Airport. The Ramechhap Airport is approximately 6 hours by drive from Kathmandu. On top of that, flights are likely to be canceled or postponed if the weather is not favorable. So, be prepared for the delays.

Kala Patthar

Kala Patthar, which translates to 'Black Rock', is the highest you will get during your trek to Everest Base Camp. The place is extremely popular among trekkers as it offers the best close-up view of Everest. One can scope out the spectacular panorama of Everest, Nuptse, and Changste. Kala Patthar is one of the major attractions during your Base Camp Trek on Everest. 

Khumbu Glacier

Located in northeast Nepal between Mount Everest and the Lhotse-Nuptse ridge, Khumbu Glacier is the world's highest glacier. The glacier is at an elevation of 7,600m (24,9000 ft). It is one of the final destinations during one's trek to the base camp. The region experiences a large icefall known as the Khumbu Icefall. Despite the mesmerizing views, Khumbu Icefall is one of the riskiest obstacles on the standard south col route to the Everest summit. 

Sherpa Culture & Traditions

Sherpas rule the Himalayas. With impressive adaptation abilities, Sherpa people are highly knowledgeable when it comes to mountaineering and trekking at high altitudes. These people establish gompas (temples) to practice their rituals and prayers. Mostly found in the eastern region of Nepal, Sherpas have a diverse presence in the country. 

Mostly famous for trekking and climbing, Sherpa guides are going to be your companion during your trip to the Everest Base Camp. Due to long-term experience in the mountains, they have got life-saving tips and tricks up their sleeves. At higher altitudes, it is hard to find help when needed, so Sherpas are like the last line of defense for any unforeseen consequences. 

Sagarmatha National Park

Sagarmatha National Park is a national park in eastern Nepal with a total area of 1,148 sq km. Located in Solukhumbu District, it is one of the reasons why people do the Base Camp trek. The park is dominated by Mount Everest. Sagarmatha National Park shares the border with one of the Tibetan Preserves, Qomolagma National Nature Preserve. 

Established in 1976, Sagarmatha National Park holds historic significance. It was the country's first national park that was inscribed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. However, tourism in the area only began in the early 1960s.

Namche Bazaar 

At an elevation of 3,500m, Namche Bazaar is best known as the staging point for Everest region expeditions. Although transportation reach has yet to arrive, locals have transformed the traditional market into a wonderland for tourists. One can get trekking and climbing equipment along with other gear to continue the journey.

Namche Bazaar

Namche Bazaar is a trading hub as well. The place is incredibly popular for its homemade yak cheese and butter. There was a time when Tibetan traders would gather to set up their shops and barter goods, mostly traditional arts and crafts. The increasing flow of tourists has contributed to its development. However, the ancient culture and traditions remain the same.

Everest Base Camp (5,364m)

The final destination of our trek is Everest Base Camp. Situated at a very high altitude of 5,364m, is your final opportunity to scope out the majestic Himalayas up close. As soon as you reach the base camp, there comes a feeling of fulfillment and achievement. The views are phenomenal. Bear in mind, that the journey to the Everest Base Camp is why most trekkers keep this as their top priority. As someone once said,

The journey is what makes the destination beautiful.

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Everest Trek in Nepal is a widely popular trekking route in Nepal. The region is well-managed for accommodation and food. However, the prices are quite expensive because of limited transportation means at a high altitude. 

The hotels/lodges are decent. Most rooms are on a twin-sharing basis with attached bathrooms. While some lodges need to be pre-booked, the professionals from CoreTreks will accompany you through the process.

The region has a good infrastructure in terms of accommodation and food, although the prices can be relatively higher compared to other trekking regions in Nepal. This is mainly due to the limited transportation means and resources available at higher altitudes.

The hotels and lodges along the trekking route offer decent accommodations. Most rooms are twin-sharing with attached bathrooms, providing basic amenities such as beds, blankets, and hot showers (though availability may vary). It's advisable to pre-book accommodations in some lodges to ensure availability, especially during peak trekking seasons.

When you book your Everest trek with CoreTreks, their team of professionals will guide you through the process of selecting and arranging accommodations. They have the expertise and local knowledge to assist you in securing suitable lodging options along the route.

It's worth noting that while the accommodations may vary in terms of facilities and comfort, they provide essential services to cater to trekkers' needs in a remote mountainous region. The experience of staying in these lodges and interacting with fellow trekkers can be an enriching part of the trek.

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Most people may assume that the Everest Region has no internet connection but that is not true. There is a cell phone signal everywhere around the region. You could take phone calls and use the Internet without a problem. Mainly, there are two different service providers i.e. NCELL and NTC. You can buy a SIM card easily from the nearest store.

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  1. Take enough time to acclimatize to the altitude. It is recommended to spend a day or two in Namche Bazaar for acclimatization.
  2. Hire a professional guide and porter to ensure a safe and comfortable trekking experience.
  3. Pack light and smart. Only carry essential items and clothing.
  4. Stay hydrated by drinking plenty of water and fluids.
  5. Carry extra batteries and memory cards for your camera and electronic devices.
  6. Respect the local culture and customs, and be courteous to fellow trekkers and locals.
  7. Pack some cash in Nepalese rupees for small purchases along the way.
  8. Check the weather forecast before starting the trek and be prepared for any changes in weather conditions.
  9. Wear comfortable and sturdy hiking boots with good ankle support.
  10. Start training and preparing yourself physically at least a few months before the trek.
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Charging electronic gadgets on the Everest Base Camp Trail can be challenging due to limited access to electricity and variable voltage. Here are some considerations and suggestions:

  • Lodge Charging: Most lodges along the trail provide charging facilities for a fee. However, the availability and reliability of electricity can vary. It's advisable to carry your own charging cables and adapters. Keep in mind that charging fees may increase as you ascend to higher altitudes.
  • Portable Power Bank: Carrying a high-capacity portable power bank is recommended. Before your trek, ensure that the power bank is fully charged. This will allow you to recharge your devices during the trek, especially when electricity is not available or unreliable.
  • Solar Charger: Bringing a solar charger can be a convenient option, especially during the daytime when there is ample sunlight. Solar chargers use solar panels to convert sunlight into electricity, which can then be used to charge your devices. However, the effectiveness of solar chargers can be limited in cloudy or snowy conditions, so it's important to have alternative charging options.
  • Battery Backup: It's a good idea to carry spare batteries for your devices, such as camera batteries or spare phone batteries. This ensures you have a backup power source if needed, especially when charging opportunities are limited.

Remember to conserve battery power by minimizing unnecessary usage, using power-saving modes on your devices, and keeping them warm in cold conditions to preserve battery life.

Overall, it's important to be prepared and have multiple charging options available to ensure you can keep your devices powered during the Everest trek in Nepal.

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Tipping is indeed a common practice in many Asian countries, including Nepal, as a gesture of appreciation for the services provided. While there isn't a fixed amount allocated for tipping, it is customary to tip guides and porters at the end of the trek.

The amount you choose to tip is a personal decision and can depend on various factors such as the quality of service, the duration of the trek, and your level of satisfaction. It's important to consider that the wages for guides and porters in Nepal may be modest, and tips can significantly contribute to their income.

As a general guideline, it is recommended to allocate a reasonable amount for tipping, typically based on a percentage of the total trek cost. A common practice is to allocate around 10-15% of the total trek cost as tips, to be divided among the guides and porters.

However, it's important to note that tipping is voluntary and should be based on your judgment and satisfaction with the services provided. If you believe the guides and porters have gone above and beyond to make your trek outstanding, you may choose to offer a higher tip as a token of appreciation.

When handing out tips, it is customary to do so in person and directly to the individuals you wish to tip. This allows you to express your gratitude and ensure that the tips reach the intended recipients.

Remember, tipping is a way to show appreciation for the hard work and dedication of the guides and porters who contribute to making your trek memorable. It's a personal gesture that can go a long way in supporting the local tourism industry and the livelihoods of the individuals who assist you during your journey.

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You have provided important safety guidelines for trekking in high-altitude regions like Everest Base Camp. These guidelines are essential to ensure a safe and enjoyable trekking experience. Here is a summary of the points you mentioned:

  • Trek with a friend or a guide: It is highly recommended to trek with a companion or a knowledgeable guide who is familiar with the terrain and can provide assistance in case of any unforeseen circumstances.
  • Avoid walking too fast: Gradual pacing is crucial to prevent fatigue and allow your body to acclimatize properly to the increasing altitude. Rushing can lead to exhaustion and potentially harm your health.
  • Acclimatization days: Acclimatization days are scheduled to help your body adjust to the higher elevation and reduce the risk of altitude sickness. It is important not to skip these days and follow the recommended itinerary.
  • Stick to the trail: It is essential to stay on the designated trekking trail and avoid venturing into restricted or off-limits areas. This ensures your safety and helps preserve the natural environment.
  • Responsible waste management: Leave no trace behind and maintain the pristine beauty of the trekking trail. Dispose of waste properly and ask your guide for assistance in managing waste during the trek.
  • Respect the locals: Show respect to the local communities and their culture. Behave politely and responsibly, keeping in mind that you are a guest in their homeland.
  • Avoid trespassing and risky areas: While it is exciting to be surrounded by high-altitude mountains, it is crucial to prioritize safety and avoid venturing into dangerous or restricted areas that can put you at risk.

By following these guidelines, you can have a safer and more enjoyable experience during your Everest Base Camp trek, while also respecting the local environment and communities.

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Certainly, hot showers are provided, but they come at a cost. The teahouses transport gas canisters from nearby cities, which incurs a significant expense. Therefore, you will be required to pay approximately $3 to $5 per shower, depending on the altitude of your lodge. It is advisable to be mindful of your energy usage (and your finances) and avoid showering excessively, especially considering the effort required to change clothes in colder weather.

Regarding electricity, most teahouses now rely on solar power, which was installed at a considerable expense. Consequently, they will request a fee for charging your electronic devices, typically around $3 to $5 per item. We recommend carrying your power bank or a portable solar charger to mitigate any additional costs.

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Everest Base Camp is located at an elevation of 5,364 meters (17,598 feet) above sea level. However, during the trek, you will ascend even further to reach Kalapathar, which is the Everest viewpoint offering breathtaking panoramic views. Kalapathar stands at 5,545 meters (18,192 feet) above sea level. Since this is a day hike, it should not pose any difficulties as you will descend to a lower altitude to sleep afterward.

Everest Trek

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A teahouse along the EBC trek is a modest guest house located on the mountain trails. It serves as a place for trekkers to find accommodation, meals, and opportunities for socializing. These teahouses typically offer basic lodging options, including twin rooms or dormitories. Shared toilets and bathrooms are available, with options for Western-style toilets or squat-style facilities.

Showers in teahouses usually provide only cold water, and if there are facilities with hot water, a fee is typically required to use them. The sleeping rooms are simple and equipped with beds, blankets, and minimal furnishings. It is advisable to bring your sleeping bag for added comfort. During the off-season, there may be rare instances where single rooms are available, but generally, sharing a room with other trekkers is common. It's important to note that there is no heating in the sleeping rooms, so adequate warm clothing is essential.

The village of Dingboche

The dining areas in teahouses are often heated by some form of a stove, creating a cozy atmosphere. Lighting in teahouses is typically provided by solar power. Most teahouses offer the option to charge electronic devices, although a fee is usually required for this service. Breakfast and dinner are enjoyed at communal tables, allowing trekkers to share stories and experiences from their day's journey. The menus in teahouses often provide a variety of food options to cater to different preferences. To reduce plastic waste, boiled water is usually available for drinking instead of bottled water, albeit at a small charge. It is recommended to bring your water sterilization tablets or a life straw for convenience and environmental consciousness.

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The Everest Base Camp trek typically begins in the town of Lukla, which is located in the Solu Khumbu region of Nepal. Lukla is a popular starting point for many trekkers as it has a small airport called Tenzing-Hillary Airport, also known as Lukla Airport. This airport is often considered one of the most dangerous airports in the world due to its short runway and challenging approach.

Tenzing-Hillary Airport

To reach Lukla, trekkers usually take a short domestic flight from Kathmandu, the capital of Nepal. The flight duration is approximately 35 minutes, and it offers stunning views of the Himalayas. From Lukla, the trek to Everest Base Camp continues through various villages and scenic landscapes, including Namche Bazaar, Tengboche, Dingboche, Lobuche, Gorak Shep, and finally, Everest Base Camp itself.

It's important to note that trekking in the Everest region requires proper planning, physical fitness, and acclimatization to the high altitude. It is recommended to join a guided trek with experienced guides and porters who are familiar with the terrain and can provide assistance throughout the journey.

Everest Base Camp Trek Reviews


Experienced Guides and Breathtaking Views: Everest Base Camp Trek with CoreTreks


From: United States | On: 02 Jun, 2023
5

I can't speak highly enough about my experience trekking with Coretreks to Everest Base Camp. From the moment we started the booking process, everything was handled with professionalism and efficiency. Communication was timely, ensuring that all our questions were answered and any concerns addressed. The entire team, including the guides, porters, and staff, were exceptional, ensuring that our trekking experience was smooth and enjoyable. Our guide and assistant guide were particularly outstanding, providing us with valuable insights, support, and assistance throughout the journey. Having trekked in the Everest region before with other companies, I can confidently say that Coretreks stands out in terms of their attention to detail and commitment to customer satisfaction. From start to finish, the entire process and experience were faultless, and I have no hesitation in recommending Coretreks to anyone planning a trekking adventure in the region. Thank you once again, and I look forward to trekking with Coretreks in the future.

An Epic Adventure: Everest Base Camp Trek with CoreTreks


From: Germany | On: 29 May, 2023
5

My experience with Coretreks on the Everest Base Camp trek was nothing short of exceptional. The team at Coretreks displayed professionalism, expertise, and a genuine passion for what they do. From the moment I arrived in Nepal, I felt well taken care of. Our guide was incredibly knowledgeable and made the trek informative and enjoyable. The route was well-planned, offering breathtaking views at every turn. The accommodations were comfortable, and the meals provided were delicious and satisfying. Coretreks' attention to detail and commitment to safety were evident throughout the trek, and they went above and beyond to ensure our comfort and well-being. I can confidently say that trekking to Everest Base Camp with Coretreks was a life-changing experience, and I highly recommend them to anyone seeking an unforgettable adventure in the Himalayas.

The Perfect Blend of Adventure and Serenity: Everest Base Camp Trek with CoreTreks


From: Pakistan | On: 09 May, 2023
5

 From the initial communication to the actual trek, Coretreks displayed professionalism and attention to detail. Our guide was not only experienced but also passionate about the mountains, making the journey even more enjoyable. The trekking route was well-chosen, offering stunning views of snow-capped peaks, picturesque villages, and serene valleys. The accommodations provided were comfortable and clean, and the meals were delicious and nourishing. Coretreks' commitment to sustainable and responsible tourism was evident throughout the trek. I highly recommend Coretreks to anyone seeking a well-organized and unforgettable Everest Base Camp trekking experience. They truly go above and beyond to ensure their clients have a memorable adventure.

EBC Trek: unique and rewarding experience


From: China | On: 03 May, 2023
5

I recently had the opportunity to embark on the Everest Base Camp Trek with a trekking company, and it was an experience of a lifetime. From start to finish, the company's attention to detail and dedication to ensuring a safe and enjoyable trip was evident.

The trek itself was challenging but rewarding, with breathtaking scenery around every corner. Our guide was knowledgeable and experienced, and he went above and beyond to ensure our safety and comfort throughout the journey. We were accompanied by a skilled porter who carried our belongings, making the trek much easier and allowing us to focus on the stunning views.

The company's accommodations were excellent, with clean and comfortable teahouses and lodges at each stop along the way. We were provided with delicious and nutritious meals, which were a welcome treat after a long day of trekking.

One of the highlights of the trip was the chance to meet and interact with local people along the way. Our guide was able to offer us insight into the culture and traditions of the region, which was a unique and rewarding experience.

Overall, I highly recommend this company to anyone considering the Everest Base Camp Trek. They were professional, knowledgeable, and dedicated to ensuring our safety and enjoyment throughout the trek. Thank you for an unforgettable adventure!

Highly Recommended: Everest Base Camp Trek with CoreTreks


From: Germany | On: 29 Apr, 2023
5

I had the privilege of trekking to Everest Base Camp with Coretreks, and it was undoubtedly the highlight of my life. The entire experience was flawless, thanks to the incredible team at Coretreks. Right from the start, they were attentive, friendly, and ensured that all my needs were met. Our guide was not only experienced but also passionate about the region, sharing fascinating stories and creating a sense of camaraderie among the group. The trek itself was challenging but immensely rewarding, with breathtaking views at every turn. The accommodations were comfortable, and the staff was warm and welcoming. Coretreks' attention to detail and commitment to customer satisfaction sets them apart. If you're considering the Everest Base Camp trek, look no further than Coretreks. They will make your journey unforgettable and leave you with memories to cherish forever.

Creating Lasting Bonds and Memories: Everest Base Camp Trek with CoreTreks


From: Germany | On: 19 Apr, 2023
5

I cannot praise them enough for their exceptional service. From the moment I inquired about the trek until the end of my journey, their team was responsive, helpful, and went above and beyond to ensure I had a fantastic experience. Our guide was a true expert, guiding us through the challenging terrain with confidence and offering valuable insights about the region. The entire itinerary was well-organized, allowing us to soak in the beauty of the Himalayas at a comfortable pace. The accommodations along the way were clean and comfortable, and the meals provided were delicious and nourishing. Coretreks truly made my Everest Base Camp trek a once-in-a-lifetime adventure, and I highly recommend them to anyone seeking a reliable and professional trekking company.

Unleashing Your Inner Explorer: Everest Base Camp Trek with CoreTreks


From: United States | On: 15 Apr, 2023
5

My Everest Base Camp trek with Coretreks was an absolute adventure of a lifetime. The entire team was incredibly professional, organized, and attentive to every detail. From the moment I landed in Nepal, I felt well taken care of. Our guide was experienced, knowledgeable, and went above and beyond to ensure our safety and enjoyment throughout the trek. The route was well-planned, offering stunning views of the Himalayan peaks and the surrounding landscapes. The accommodations were comfortable, clean, and provided a cozy retreat after a day of trekking. The meals provided were delicious and provided the necessary energy for the journey. Coretreks' commitment to responsible and sustainable trekking practices was evident, which made the experience even more fulfilling. I cannot recommend Coretreks enough for anyone looking to embark on the Everest Base Camp trek. They truly made the entire experience smooth, enjoyable, and unforgettable.

Seamless Logistics and Memorable Moments: Everest Base Camp Trek with CoreTreks


From: India | On: 12 Apr, 2023
5

Our guide was not only experienced but also passionate about the mountains, making the journey even more enjoyable. The trekking route was well-chosen, offering stunning views of snow-capped peaks, picturesque villages, and serene valleys. The accommodations provided were comfortable and clean, and the meals were delicious and nourishing. Coretreks' commitment to sustainable and responsible tourism was evident throughout the trek. I highly recommend Coretreks to anyone seeking a well-organized and unforgettable Everest Base Camp trekking experience. They truly go above and beyond to ensure their clients have a memorable adventure.

Thrilling and Well-Organized Everest Base Camp Trekking Adventure


From: Canada | On: 09 Apr, 2023
5

My Everest Base Camp trek with Coretreks was an absolutely incredible experience from start to finish. The team at Coretreks was exceptional, providing excellent communication, support, and attention to detail throughout the entire journey. Our guide was not only knowledgeable but also genuinely passionate about the mountains, making the trek even more special. The trail itself was challenging but rewarding, offering stunning vistas and encounters with the local Sherpa culture. The accommodations and meals exceeded my expectations, considering the remote locations. Coretreks' commitment to responsible tourism and environmental conservation was commendable, and I was impressed by their efforts to minimize the ecological impact. Overall, I am extremely satisfied with my choice to trek with Coretreks, and I highly recommend them to anyone seeking an unforgettable Everest Base Camp adventure.
 

A Dream Come True: Everest Base Camp Trek with CoreTreks


From: Germany | On: 27 Mar, 2023
5

Coretreks impressed me with their responsiveness, professionalism, and excellent organization from the moment I contacted them. Upon arriving in Kathmandu, everything was seamlessly arranged for me. Our guide and porters were exceptional throughout the trek. Our guide displayed expert knowledge and skill, ensuring our safety and well-being at all times. The entire team was not only professional but also friendly, making the journey enjoyable and fun. I highly recommend Coretreks for their outstanding service and unforgettable trekking experience.

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