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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

  • Enjoy the scenic flight to Lukla, where you can get a sneak peek at the Himalayan ranges.
  • Stay at the picturesque Sherpa capital, Namche Bazaar.
  • Witness the breathtaking view of the Khumbu Glaciers in the snowy atmosphere.
  • Indulge yourself in the tranquil atmosphere of Sagarmatha National Park.
  • Trek into the rhododendron woodland, cross the suspension bridge and have a friendly encounter with Yaks.
  • From Mt Everest Base Camp and Kalapatthar, you can get a 360-degree panoramic view of Mt Everest, Ama Dablam, Lhotse, Pumori, and Nuptse.
  • Absorb the mighty energies from the serene ambiance of Tengboche Monastery.
  • Observe the astounding view of Mt Everest from the Everest View Hotel.
  • Experience the region's rich culture, traditions, and warm hospitality.

Everest Base Camp Trek is an adventure that takes you into the lap of the world's tallest Mountain. Embarking on the trek is the best way to experience the essence of the Himalayan Expedition. The heavenly mountains with the lurking Sherpa Villages below their shadow add a gorgeous perspective to the trek. 

The 14 Days Everest Base Camp Trek exposes you to remote Sherpa settlements, cascading waterfalls, deep gorges, stunning valleys, and sparking glaciers. The trail goes through the dense woodland within Sagarmatha National Park to alpine meadows.

Everest Base Camp trek

En route, the glorious views of Mt. Everest, Pumore, Nuptse, Lhotse, Ama Dablam, and more will always delight you throughout the trek. Upon reaching Everest Base Camp (5,364 meters) and Kalapathar (5545 meters), you will get panoramic views of these stunning vistas.  

Monasteries of Tengboche and Dingboche add the spiritual notion to the EBC Trek. Likewise, the excitement level increases as you traverse the edge of the Dudhkoshi to the Kala Patthar via Gorakshep. The trial will get demanding with the increasing altitude, but it is part of the adventure. 

Everest Base Camp Trek lets you indulge in a whole Himalayan adventure between the world's highest Himalayas, the highest Khumbu glacier, Icefalls, and the warm hospitality of Sherpa Villages. 

Brief Itinerary

Day Highlights Altitude
Day 1 Arrival Day at Kathmandu 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 at Kathmandu

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.

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The cost of the EBC Trek can vary depending on the packages and services. Similarly,  the trek duration and season also influence the costs. The average price for the EBC Trek package ranges from USD 1100 to USD 1600. The cost covers the round-trip flight between Kathmandu and Lukla and other services such as accommodations, transportation, meals, permits, guides, and porter fees. 

The cost will go up as you add services. Usually, the packages have a fixed itinerary. You can keep extra days as a contingency. Aside from regular trek packages, you can also take Luxury Everest Base Camp Trek. The cost for such a trek can range from USD 1800 to USD 3000. These packages have luxury services such as helicopter return, luxury accommodation and facilities, and more.  

The package covers the accommodations and meals (breakfast, lunch, and dinner) during the trek. Trekkers must bear other extra costs, such as drinks (soft drinks/ alcohol), internet charges, hot showers, etc. Visa, travel insurance, and tipping are also personal expenses.  

You can calculate the cost and customize the itinerary to match your budget and needs. For the best deals, visit the CoreTreks' website, or you can contact us directly via phone (+977-9851179975) or email (info@coretreks.com). We provide 24/7 services! 

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You will travel by twin Otter model aircraft from Kathmandu to Lukla. You can also take a flight from Manthali Airport, Ramechhap. During the 30-minute flight, you will get the first glimpses of the Himalayas. There can be minor turbulences, but it is an adventurous ride through the Himalayas. You will begin the trek from Lukla.  

Tenzing-Hillary Airport of Lukla, also one of the world's most dangerous airports, will welcome you. At 2860 meters, it is the gateway for trekking in the Khumbu region. It is a small town in the Khumbu Pasang Lhamu rural municipality. Despite its size, plenty of well-facilitated accommodations, restaurants, cafes, and shops exist. 

The Everest Base Camp hike trails from Lukla expose you to historical and traditional Sherpa settlements, verdant cliffs, and Himalayan vegetation. From Lukla, you will begin your climb towards Phakding, Namche Bazaar, Tengboche, Dingboche, Gorak Shep, and many other villages towards Everest Base Camp. After your climb, you will head back to Gorak Shep and trek back to Lukla. Then, you will fly back to Kathmandu. The flight back to Kathmandu is equally scenic. 

You can also drive from Kathmandu to Jiri and then trek to Lukla. It takes 8 to 9 hours drive from Kathmandu to Jiri and around 2 days of trekking to reach Lukla. 

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The EBC trek is doable at any time of year. However, spring and autumn are the finest seasons to get the most out of it. Both seasons reveal the spectacular side of the Everest base camp trek. 

Spring season (March to May)

Spring season is one of the finest times of the year for the EBC Trek. The moderate temperature, pristine atmosphere, and consistent weather offer stunning views of the Khumbu region. There are low chances of rain except for occasional rain showers. Aside from that, the weather remains clear during the day. The average daytime temperature is around 15 degrees Celsius, and the nighttime temperature is around -1 degree Celsius.  

 Autumn season (September to November)

Autumn is another ideal trekking season for the Everest Base Camp Trek. The light breeze from the northwest clears the entire region, providing incredible views. The average daytime temperature is around 17 degrees, while it averages around -8 degrees at night. The autumn season offers a view of gorgeous scenery and luscious vegetation. Since the visibility is excellent, you can witness the magnificent mountain vistas in full glory. 

Winter Season (December to February)

Snow covers the entire high-altitude area of the Khumbu region in winter. This season is an excellent time for trekkers who enjoy challenging snowy expeditions. You will need proper preparation to carry out an EBC trek during winter. You must hire an experienced guide and carry heavy clothing items to enjoy an icy trekking adventure and harsh weather. You can ask your trekking agency for the proper packing list and gear requirements. The average daytime temperature is around -5 degrees Celsius, while it drops below -15 degrees at nighttime. 

Summer Season (June to August)

Summer coincides with the monsoon season, and there is heavy rainfall all across Nepal. As a result, flash floods and storms in lower areas are at risk. The trekking trails of the lower region are wet and muddy, and you will encounter leeches on forest paths. However, the higher altitude routes are mostly dry. The average temperature during the daytime is 22 degrees Celsius. Meanwhile, the nighttime temperature is around 4 degrees Celsius. Summer is ideal for adventure and adrenaline enthusiasts, but it is best to avoid the trekking season in Nepal.  

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)


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Tipping guides and porters is not mandatory but is a highly appreciable gesture in Nepal. Porters and guides will accompany you from the beginning to the end of the trek. Additionally, they work hard to keep you comfortable. Tipping is a way of saying thank you for their efforts. 

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Adequate medical support will be available during an emergency. Our guides carry first aid and medical supplies during the trek. They have extensive training in emergencies and altitude sickness and a strong understanding of the area. If an emergency arises, our guides will request immediate assistance from medical professionals in the Everest region or from Kathmandu. 

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Yes, charging devices won't be an issue, as accommodations along the EBC route have charging facilities. However, they will charge you an additional USD 2 for charging your devices. We highly recommend you bring suitable adapters for charging your devices, as the electrical voltage and plug type may differ.  

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As of March 2023, the Everest region is exempt from the mandatory rule to hire a licensed guide for trekking. However, an experienced guide can help make the trekking experience more enriching and safer. They help navigate challenging terrains and avoid hazardous routes. It is much better than relying on the Everest Base Camp Trek map or GPS. Similarly, they have local expertise and provide deeper insights into the region's history and culture. They also bridge the communication gap between you and the locals. Without a guide, there are safety concerns. So, we highly suggest you hire a mountain guide.  

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Most Teahouses and lodges around the Everest Base Camp also provide fresh and hygienic foods. Moreover, they locally source the ingredients. You can find various menus, from traditional Daal Bhat to Western cuisine. More than that, you can pick an option for snacks, which includes noodles, soups, momos, and many more. You can also find drink options such as tea, coffee, soft drinks, and alcoholic beverages.  

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Yes, you do need travel insurance for the Everest Base Camp Trek. It is a high altitude trek, and you will reach an altitude above 5000 meters. Hence, there is a risk, and unforeseen events can happen sometimes. Travel insurance must cover medical and emergency expenses, including helicopter evacuation or rescue. It must cover ascents up to 6000 meters. Also, the insurance policy can cover costs related to theft, flight delays, etc.  

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The weight limit for domestic flights in Nepal is 15kg per person, including 10 kilograms of luggage and 5 kg for hand carry. However, you must pay extra if your luggage exceeds this limit. The excess weight cost can range from 2 to 5 USD per kilogram, depending on the airline. Nevertheless, we suggest you keep it under the 15 kg limit.  

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Previous trekking experience is not necessary for the EBC trek. However, you will need a good level of fitness and stamina. Before the trek, you can practice by undertaking cardiovascular exercises and training. Stretching, cycling, jogging, and short hikes will improve your fitness level, strength, stamina, and endurance for the EBC trek. 

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As of March 2023, you can only trek solo with a government-registered guide. This helps ensure your safety and reduces the risk of getting lost, having accidents, and injuring yourself. 

At core treks, we can arrange for a licensed and English-speaking guide to accompany you on a solo trek. We can also arrange group treks for you. We offer group trek services for a maximum group size of 14 and a minimum group size of 2 people. Whatever services you require, we can make arrangements accordingly. 

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Yes, there will be Airport pickup and drop-off services. Our tour representative will pick you up from the Airport in a private vehicle and transfer you to the Hotel. Similarly, they will drop you off at the Airport on your departure date.  

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You will only find ATMs and bank services at Namche Bazaar during the Everest Base Camp Trek. Therefore, you should exchange your money while in Kathmandu. There are many ATMs and money exchange services. So, conduct all your money transactions and exchanges in Kathmandu. Also, the accommodations and shops in the rural region only require cash for payment. We suggest you carry cash sufficient for the trek.

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You are welcome to bring your kids to the EBC trek. However, some trekking agencies may have age limitations, so consult with them first. Remember, when you bring kids on the trek, your responsibility increases. EBC is a high altitude trek, so ensure you properly understand the risk. You have to take extra precautions while trekking with your kids. Nonetheless, we suggest that you bring any of your family members.  

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It is very simple to obtain a visa. Upon arrival at the Tribhuvan International Airport, Kathmandu, you can get your visa. You can fill out the visa application form, provide a passport-size photo, and pay the visa charges. However, your passport must have at least six months remaining before expiring. The cost of the visa depends on the duration of your stay. 

The costs for a visa are as follows: 

  • USD 30 for 15 days
  • USD 50 for 30 days
  • USD 125 for 90 days
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The internet connection depends on the location and teahouses you are staying in. It is usually good at accommodations in lower regions. It can get poorer as you ascend to higher elevations. You will have to pay an extra charge of around USD 2 for internet services. In recent days, you can access good internet services throughout the trek. However, it is not suitable for data-intensive work.  

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Yes, teahouses will offer hot water, hot shower, and other amenities up to Namche Bazaar. Once you leave Namche, it will be challenging to get hot water services. You can ask your accommodation for hot water services. Note that they will charge you extra fees for the services. At higher altitudes, the service can be nonexistent. 

Additional Information


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The journey underneath the world's highest mountain is a magical experience. The hike to Everest Base Camp starts with a thrilling flight from Kathmandu to Lukla. Before you land on Lukla Airstrip, the flight provides a marvelous aerial view and a glimpse of Everest and the mountain ranges. The flight is famous as the "Rollercoaster Flight" for its amusing and thrilling experience. 

The trekking route to EBC traverses the world heritage site Sagarmatha National Park. The dense forest of Sagarmatha National Park is home to endangered Himalayan species like snow leopard, musk deer, Danfe, Monal, and Red Panda. The park stretches across the Khumbu Region, covering glaciers, forests, rivers, and snowy cliffs. 

Similarly, you will pass by picturesque settlements of the Sherpa community. These offer insights and depth into their unique culture and heritage. You can indulge in the Tibetan-Nepalese culture of local Sherpas and discover more about their history and traditions. 

Tengboche and Dingboche are two of the oldest and prime monasteries in Nepal. Towering mountains like Ama Dablam, Thamserku, and Lhotse encircle the entire village. The monasteries' arts and crafts, Mani walls, colorful praying flags, and chortens around the villages add vibrance to the atmosphere of the Everest Base Camp Trek.

En route, you will pass the region's highest glacier, "Khumbu Glacier," and the stunning Khumbu icefall. Once you reach the Everest Base Camp (5364 m), you will get close and personal views of the world's highest mountain, Mount Everest, and other surrounding peaks like Lhotse, Nuptse, and more.  

Another popular viewpoint on the EBC trek is Kalapathar. At an altitude of 5,364 meters, the spot provides an unobstructed panorama of magnificent mountain vistas. It also offers beautiful sunrise and sunset views amidst the snow-capped mountains.  

Embarking on the Everest Base Camp Trek is a marvelous adventure with an enriching experience. It is a must-do for trek enthusiasts and mountain lovers. The 14 Days Everest Base Camp Trek combines raw nature, unique culture, and the Himalayan adventure of Eastern Nepal.  

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Yes, beginners can absolutely trek to Everest Base Camp. The trek is suitable for trekkers of all ages and experience levels. It is moderately challenging and takes you into the remote areas of East Nepal. The way to Everest Base Camp begins with relatively easy trails but soon becomes rough, rocky, scenic, and thrilling. 

However, this does not eliminate the need for physical fitness. You must have good physical fitness and stamina to accomplish the Everest Base Camp trek. It will not require extensive trekking experience, but you must be ready to walk for 5 to 6 hours daily on varied terrain. Therefore, it requires good stamina and endurance to keep up your composure. 

You can undertake exercises and training a few months before the trek. Jogging, Cycling, mild exercises, and stretching activities will help you become more flexible. Moreover, there is a risk of altitude sickness. You will trek at an altitude of over 5000m. The high oxygen level begins to deplete after 2500 meters, resulting in trekkers succumbing to altitude sickness. It is comparatively less demanding than other Everest Treks, such as the Everest Three Passes Trek, Gokyo Ri, or Gokyo Lakes. 

Our itineraries are suitable for beginners and help them complete the Everest Base Camp Trek successfully. We ascend slowly and set up acclimatization days for trekkers to minimize the risk of altitude sickness. With proper preparation and the help of an experienced trek guide, anyone can do the EBC Trek. You can complete the trek in 11 days or 12 days. 

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Everest Base Camp Trek is suitable for anyone, and there is no restriction. However, trekking agencies may have one for safety purposes. Family Everest Base Camp Trek works well if you want to share a memorable adventure with your family. However, you must follow proper precautions and hire an experienced guide and support staff for the trek. 

The Everest Base Camp Trek with your family is an excellent opportunity to explore the Himalayan nature and culture. It allows your kids to understand new cultures and the life of Nepal's highlands, which could be a great learning experience for the whole family. Furthermore, you can take a luxury Everest Base Camp Trek with your family. 

During the Everest Base Camp Trek, your kids and other family members will understand the rich history of the Tibetan Nepalese People in the Khumbu region. It also helps your kids learn how to socialize and communicate with individuals of other ethnicities and tribes. 

Moreover, an EBC trek with your family can stimulate your kids' fitness level. Trekking with your family delivers a positive experience for your kids. Likewise, they will remember the experience as one of their most significant achievements. The scenic views of the Everest region may encourage your kid's enthusiasm for trekking to the world's highest peaks. 

The trek will help strengthen your family bond. With each other's support, it's a great blend of adventure and love. EBC treks with family nurture the value of sincere compassion and love between you and your family members in an adventurous way. Admiring the Himalayas with your family and sitting by the lap of the world's tallest mountain will be an unforgettable joy to experience. 

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The recently opened Ramechhap Manthali Airport serves as an alternative Airport for Lukla. The traffic congestion between Lukla to Kathmandu and vice versa may cause flight delays. As a result, it is advisable to fly to Ramechhap from Kathmandu and then to Lukla from there. Manthali Airport is also an ideal solution to avoid crowds at Kathmandu Airport.  

Ramechhap Manthali Airport is 83 kilometers away from Kathmandu. Therefore, you will have to drive to Ramechhap. There are attractions like Panch Pokhari, Khau Gumba, Tamakoshi, and Sunkoshi in the small town. So, you can take a detour before flying to Lukla.  

The flight from Ramechhap to Lukla is safe, scenic, and thrilling, like a flight from Kathmandu. The twin Otter model aircraft will provide services from Ramechhap to Lukla. Summit Air, Tara Air, Buddha Air, and Sita Air provide quality flight services from Ramechhap to Lukla.

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The best viewpoint and attractions you will come across during the Everest Base Camp Trek are as follows: 

Namche Bazaar

Namche Bazaar is the trading hub of the Khumbu region and a critical acclimatization stop of the trek. The horse-shoe-shaped picturesque town is 3410 meters high and offers some of the best mountain views. 

Also known as the Sherpa Capital, its highest viewpoint is Synagboche, at 3720 meters. It offers magnificent views of Mt. Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse, and Ama Dablam. Likewise, it provides panoramic views of Thamserku, Kongde Ri, Kusum Khangaru, and Khongeta.

Tengboche Monastery

The Tengboche Monastery is the largest Tibetan Buddhist monastery in Nepal's eastern region. It lies at an elevation of 3867 meters amidst stunning mountain vistas. Inside and outside the monastery, you can see traditional Tibetan architecture, statues, colorful murals, thangkas, and many other religious artifacts. 

It offers the perfect viewpoint to witness Mt Ama Dablam or the Mother's Necklace. Similarly, you will also get panoramic views of Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse, and other surrounding Peaks.  

Dingboche

Dingboche is a remote village in the Khumbu region, among the majestic Himalayan peaks. It sits in a picturesque valley at 4400 meters elevation. Dingboche is also a popular acclimatization stop for the Everest Trek. Likewise, it is famous for its gorgeous views and scenery. 

Nangkartshang Peak is the highest viewpoint of Dingboche at 5083 meters. You can witness stunning mountains like Everest, Ama Dablam, Imja Tse, Lhotse, Makalu, Cho Oyu, and more. Likewise, you can also see the beautiful Imja Valley and Imja Glacier from the viewpoint.  

Everest Base Camp

The Mount Everest Base Camp is undoubtedly the best and the main attraction of the trek. Once you reach the base camp at 5140 meters, you can witness the world's highest peak, Everest, up close and personal. 

Similarly, you will witness other alluring vistas such as Lhotse, Nuptse, Changtse, Pumori, and more. In addition to the towering mountain views, the Everest Base Camp offers a stunning view of the Khumbu icefall, Khumbu glacier, and unique glacial landscapes.  

Kalapatthar

Another best viewpoint after the Everest Base Camp is Kalapathar. At 5545 meters, the Kalapathar viewpoint offers 360-degree panoramic views of the mountains. It lies at a slightly higher elevation than the Everest Base Camp.

It is one of the few spots where you can see the Everest summit without any obstruction. You can witness the stunning Mt Everest, Lhotse, Nuotse, Changtse, Pumori, Ama Dablam, Chumbu, Kangtega, Taboche, Lobuche, and Thamserku. Similarly, you can view the glacier formations, Khumbu Icefall, and Khumbu glacier. 

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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