Everest Base Camp Trek
Best View Points to See Mt Everest

Everest Base Camp Luxury Trek

  • Duration: 15 Days
  • Diffculty Level: Strenuous 
  • Destination: Nepal
  • Best Time: Mar - May | Sept - Dec
  • Activity: Trekking
  • Max. Altitude: 5545m

Highlights

  • Leave footprints.
  • Everest viewpoint
  • Sunset over Everest.
  • Visit Sherpa communities
  • Yak herders to see how they live like Tibetans.
  • Namche Bazaar, where all Everest adventures begin.
  • The Khumbu Glacier and Khumbu Icefalls.
  • Use the necessary acclimatization days to learn about the Sherpas' way of life as you pass through
  • Sagarmatha National Park
  • The diverse range of flora and fauna.
  • Follow in Sir Edmund Hillary's and other legendary mountaineers' footsteps.
  • Tengboche Monastery, deep spiritual ties
  • Three-star accommodation in Kathmandu and Best available accommodation in Everest Region

15 days Everest Base Camp Trek is the most enjoyable walking adventure. It is among the legendary bucket list trips for people around the globe. Relish the Himalayan treats and authentic Sherpa homeland. EBC Trek never fails to provide wilderness adventure. Moreover, the tale of visiting an abode of the World’s tallest mountain Mt. Everest is never an ordinary trip. 

“Everest Base Camp Trek 16 days– Leave Footprints & Make Memory at the foothill of Mt. Everest”

Everest Base Camp is more than simply a mountain trek. Every turn in the trail, some have magnificent Himalayan terrain and tremendous glaciers offer another opportunity for photographs of the picturesque forests, Sherpa communities, glacier moraines, and slopes. simply take in the mountain scenery.

Even though we venture to the hilly area, we simply stroll at a high altitude on a well-traveled track. It requires a huge amount of willpower and good luck. Whatever the case, Yolo Hike will assist you in completing your mission to trek on Mount Everest's foot.

Route Overview 

The journey of Everest Base Camp Trek Itinerary has a fantastic first day. The Lukla Flight tops all the flight adventures. The trip to Lukla by air is an adventure in itself. Trekkers meet their support crew members (porters & Sherpa) at Lukla. The first day’s trek is from Lukla to Phakding.

The trekking route starts along the edge of Sagarmatha National Park, a recreational area encompassing a broad range of geological features and some of the highest altitude regions, and is enriched with a variety of species, animals, and biodiversity. Trekking to Everest Base Camp offers the chance to experience Sherpa culture and way of life firsthand. The only way to reach Everest Base Camp is through the busy Nepalese town of Namche Bazaar, and after a while, while trekking there, the spiritual focus shifts to the Tengboche monastic settlement.

Another highlight of the trek is Pangboche village, where Pangboche Monastery is located. You may find geographic vegetation and fields encircled by stone walls in the Dingboche area. The memorial park is directly above the Thukla pass on the route to Lobuche. The entire slope in this park is covered in stones placed in honor of the Sherpas and other people who perished in this area.

Sagarmatha National Park Entry

The world’s highest altitude park is in Khumbu. During the Everest Base Camp Trek, trekkers must enter the Sagarmatha National Park. The park is home to numerous mountains, Sherpa hamlets, flora, and fauna. Subalpine and Alpine animal habitation, as well as forest style, are within the park.

There are as many as 6 suspension bridges on this day’s trip route. The highlight of these bridges is the crossing of the Larpchen Bridge. Moreover, this is the day trekkers behold Mt. Everest for the first time. 

Namche Bazaar Acclimatization 

High-altitude walking requires proper planning and acclimatization. Trekkers trek high and spend overnight at low altitudes. A short hike to Everest View Hotel is an acclimatization day activity. A plethora of mountains are on the platter on this day. Everest Base Camp Treks has its unique feature i.e. the sight of mountains everywhere. During this acclimatization hike, trekkers get the presence of more than a dozen mountains. The significant mountains seen are Amadablam, Thamserku, Cholatse, Nuptse, Lhotse, and Mt. Everest. 

After acclimatization day, trekkers traverse to Tengboche. The trail is both uphill and downhill. Green lush forests of rhododendron and pine are the major highlights. Moreover, an evening visit to the Tengboche monastery cleanses the spirit too. 

The next day starts with the majestic view of Pangboche Valley. The landscape slowly changes after Somare. On this day two beautiful villages (Pangboche and Dingboche) are covered. The trail is very comfortable today as the route has a gentle uphill slope and Nepali flatland. 

Dingboche Acclimatization 

Trekkers hike the Nagarshan Hill (5100 m) or trek to Chhukung Valley. The view of Dingboche village and the sight of the mountains are extraordinary from the top of the hill. Trekkers reach the top and spend the night at 4400 m from where we can overlook the entire Khumbu region's Himalayan ranges, including Lhotse, Makalu, and Cho Oyu above 8000m with numerous peaks ranging from 6000 to 7000m. It helps immensely for the successful Everest Base Camp Trek. 

The next camp is at Lobuche. Everest Climbing Legends’ memorial tombs at Thukla Pass remind the chilling reality of the Everest Expedition. The landscape has now started to change.

Everest Base Camp Summit Day 

Finally, on this day trekkers reach base camp via Gorakshep. The trail is through dried glaciers and moraines. After a brief rest at Gorakshep in about two hours, trekkers reach the summit of the base camp. Moreover, it is the most iconic day. Take pictures, leave footprints, and make a memory. The next day’s hike to Kalapathar early in the morning for the sunrise is daunting yet admirable. As the sun kisses the tip of Everest, trekkers forget all the walking hardships. It is truly remarkable. 

Book the Everest Base Camp Trekking package with us. We assure impeccable service with extraordinary hospitality. Hurry up and tick your bucket list as the World’s Tallest Mountain Mt. Everest visits.

For more details or if you need any customization on the trip itinerary and dates please email us. Our trip planner experts will get back to you within 12 hours of your inquiry.

Itinerary

  • Altitude1310m
  • AccommodationHotel Holy Himalaya or Similar
  • MealsDinner

Yolo Hike airport representative will receive you at the airport and transfer you to the Hotel in Kathmandu as denoted in the itinerary. All the trip plans will be discussed. You will be given the permits and necessary documents which we will prepare before your arrival. The welcome dinner is organized and guides are introduced. Overnight at Hotel

  • Altitude1310m
  • AccommodationHotel Holy Himalaya or Similar
  • MealsBreakfast

Today we visit a variety of places in Kathmandu valley. You will explore Pashupatinath Temple, worship lord Shiva and learn about the culture more vastly, next stop will be Guheswori Temple one of the holiest temple 1 km east from Pasupatinath on the bank of the Bagmati river. We'll then drive a short distance to the Boudhanath Stupa. In Boudhanath, wander the Tibetan-inspired streets and illustrate some local delicacies, Final destination will be Jalnarayan Temple (Sleeping Vishnu) which takes around 45 minutes which stretches in Shivapuri National Park, worship Lord Vishnu, and Transfer to Hotel.

  • Altitude2610m
  • AccommodationTea House
  • MealsBreakfast, Lunch, Dinner

We will take the packed breakfast or arrange the very early morning breakfast at the hotel (Depending on the flight time). We will then head towards Domestic Airport for the flight to Lukla. It is about 35 minutes of flight which offers lots of mountain vistas and landscapes. This flight is also an adventure in itself. Once we land in Lukla we will take a tea break and meet the rest of the crew members (porters & Sherpa helpers).

After tea and baggage assembly we will walk towards Phakding. The trail is downhill and gentle slope through small towns and forests. There are numerous stupas and manes (rotating wheels) on the trail which is believed to bring good luck. We will rest at the teahouse in Phakding.

  • Altitude3440m
  • AccommodationTea House
  • MealsBreakfast, Lunch, Dinner

After breakfast, we start our journey towards Namche. Today is a hard day for walking as it has steep ascents. However, the view is fantastic and you will stop numerous times to capture the marvelous view. As we reach Monjo we will have to enter the Sagarmatha National Park. It is listed as the UNESCO WORLD HERITAGE SITE also.

Until we reach the Larpchen Bridge also known as the Hillary Bridge the trail is comfortable. There are numerous suspension bridges to cross and villages to pass by. The crossing of Hillary Bridge is so fascinating that you will get glimpses of things to come in the upcoming days.

About half an hour from Namche Bazaar we will get the first glimpse of Mt. Everest too. Once we enter Namche Bazaar you will be surprised to see the hustling town up in the Himalayas. You will find numerous teahouses, cafés, shops, and banks. You can stroll around the town in the evening after check-in at the teahouse.

  • Altitude3440m
  • AccommodationTea House
  • MealsBreakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Today is for acclimatization to the altitude. We will follow the standard protocol to avoid altitude sickness. Hike higher and rest lower is the main principle. Therefore, we will hike to Everest View Hotel (3880 m). The view of Mt. Everest, Thamserku, Amadablam, Cholatse, Nuptse, and Lhotse is breathtaking from the place.

After spending about 1 hour on the top we will trek back to Namche Bazar from the Khumjung Village route. If time permits we will visit the mountain museum at Namche. You can stroll around and get acclimatized to the surrounding. Stay in Namche is unique as the place is the highest situated town of Nepal.

  • Altitude3860m
  • AccommodationTea House
  • MealsBreakfast, Lunch, Dinner

After Breakfast, we will head towards Tengboche Monastery. The trail is uphill and downhill of almost equal proportion. We will have to walk downhill up to Phungi Thanga and from there onwards the ascent through green lush forests. On the top of the slope there lies the beautiful Tengboche with the Mt. Amadablam on the backdrop. The views of Namche Valley and the Pangboche Valley on either side make your stay captivating. Evening visit to Tengboche monastery is very spiritual.

  • Altitude4410m
  • AccommodationTea House
  • MealsBreakfast, Lunch, Dinner

For the first 30 minutes, we will descend through birch and rhododendron forests. From Debuche we will have to walk uphill and reach the Pangboche Village. It is at the crossroad between Amadablam Base Camp Trek and Everest Base Camp Trek.

For the whole day, we will be walking on the Imja Valley alongside the Lobuche River. From Pangboche the trail is gentle uphill and we reach the final big settlement on the trail the Dingboche Village. You can stroll around the village where you can observe their farms too. The village is known for potato and buckwheat production also.

  • Altitude4410m
  • AccommodationTea House
  • MealsBreakfast, Lunch, Dinner

This is the second acclimatization day on the trip. Some call it a rest day but it is not wise to just rest. Therefore, we hike Nagarshan Hill which is about 5100 m high. We get a panoramic view of the mountains. The highlight is the Island peak, Cholatse, Tabuche, Pumori, Amadablam, and the Dingboche Valley.

We will then take the proper rest at the teahouse for a more daunting trek tomorrow.

  • Altitude4910m
  • AccommodationTea House
  • MealsBreakfast, Lunch, Dinner

We will walk on the edge of the hill on a flat trail overlooking the Pheriche Valley and Mt. Pumori in the far distance. Lunch will be at Thukla which is at the foothill of Thukla Pass and gives a good view of Mt. Lobuche. Traversing through the Thukla Pass we will observe the memorial of legendary mountaineers who passed away while scaling Mt. Everest.

Once we reach the Lobuche village we will take proper rest the whole day. It is located in the small valley overlooking Mt. Pumori, Lobuche, and the K. Ma La Pass.

  • Altitude5364m
  • AccommodationTea House
  • MealsBreakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Finally, today is the day we visit Everest Base Camp. Before EBC we will have to walk through moraines and glaciers towards Gorakshep. We will take lunch at Gorakshep and check-in in the room. After brief rest, we will then hike towards Everest Base Camp.

This is probably the most stunning day as you will finally step on the foothill of the world’s tallest mountain Mt. Everest. After spending some time at base camp we will then return back to Gorakshep.

  • Altitude5545m
  • AccommodationTea House
  • MealsBreakfast, Lunch, Dinner

We will wake up early in the morning and hike the Kalapathar (5545 m). It is very tiring but the sunrise view will definitely take all our tiresome away.

We can see the mountains of the Tibetan side as well as of the Nepal side. Everest, Nuptse, Lhotse, Pumori, Lingtren, Khubutse, Changtse etc. are seen from the top. Sunrise experience is undoubtedly the highlight of the trip. We will then hike down to Gorakshep and take breakfast. After breakfast, we start our return trip to Pheriche via Lobuche.

  • Altitude3440m
  • AccommodationTea House
  • MealsBreakfast, Lunch, Dinner

We will descend to Namche Bazaar following the usual trail. The breathing becomes easier and you will start to enjoy the view more comfortably too.

Relish your successful journey to Everest Base Camp.

  • Altitude2860m
  • AccommodationTea House
  • MealsBreakfast, Lunch, Dinner

We will head back to Lukla. At night after or before breakfast we will have a small farewell party for all the porters who joined from Lukla. This is the day of celebration. You can stroll around Lukla town in the evening if you like.

  • Altitude1310m
  • AccommodationHotel
  • MealsBreakfast

We will board the flight back to Kathmandu. Our airport representative will take you again to your hotel in Kathmandu. Farewell Dinner will be organized with a cultural program and Nepalese food.

  • AltitudeN/A
  • AccommodationN/A
  • MealsBreakfast

Our officials will bid you farewell and our airport representative will take you to the airport for the final departure.

Trip map

What's Included
  • All Ground Transportation by private Vehicle
  • Airport to Airport Transfer in Private Vehicle
  • 3 Night accommodation in Kathmandu on BB Basis in 3-Star category Hotel
  • Guided Kathmandu Heritage sites 
  • Three times meals (breakfast, lunch, and Dinner) during the trek
  • Best available accommodation in Tea House Lodge on a twin-sharing basis during the trek.
  • Private Bathrooms and Hot showers in Phakding, Namche, and Lukla
  • Highly Experienced and Certified Guide and porter (1 porter for every two trekkers)
  • Trekking Guide and Porter Salary, Food, Accommodation, and Insurance
  • Flight Ticket (Kathmandu – Lukla – Kathmandu)
  • All entrance fees and taxes including Airport Tax
  • Sagarmatha National Park Fees
  • TIMS (Trekkers Information Management System)
  • All Government Taxes and Services Charges
  • Down Jacket and Sleeping Bag by YOLO Hike
  • Duffle bag by YOLO Hike
  • First Aid Medical Kit
What's Excluded
  • Meals (Lunch and Dinner in Kathmandu) are not listed in the itinerary.
  • Travel Insurance
  • International Flight Tickets
  • Nepal Entry Visa fee (Nepal entry Visa can be taken upon your arrival in Tribhuwan International Airport, Single entry Visa fee cost USD 30 for 15 days, USD 50 for 30 days, and USD 125 for 90 days), For Arrival Visa you are requested two Passport size photograph
  • Soft Drinks including water and other beverage not listed in the itinerary
  • Snacks and tea / coffee
  • Personal expenses like bar bills, laundry, and others
  • Hot Showers except in Phakding, Namche, and Lukla
  • Personal Trekking Gears
  • Internet, Phone calls
  • Tips for Staffs

Additional Info

Everest Base Camp Trek Accommodation

Yolo Hike provides you with comfortable and Best Hotel and Tea Houses overnight as your accommodation during Everest Base Camp Trek where you perform twin room sharing ideas, you can have the best Typical housing experience with friendly staff and stroll around and learn Nepalese culture as well. We also provide you with Wi-Fi services and a Hot water Shower which costs you extra cash, services are always better.

Everest Base Camp Meals

During Everest Base Camp Trek, we'll be Hiking at great altitudes around the world's highest peak, your body will require plenty of carbohydrates and proteins. The meals we give on this walk are easy and hygienic, but they pay little attention to the options available in major towns. We have three categories of Food consisting Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner.

We select the best hotels and Tea houses for you to have the proper and hygienic food during your trek and stay. Ensuring that the Tea House is fresh, clean, delicious, and nutritional. The majority of menus feature regional, Asian, or popular Western cuisines. The meal items available become fewer and fewer as we climb altitude.

Breakfast during Everest Base Camp:

Fruits and Vegetables, Muesli Breads, Hashed Brown Eggs, Varieties of eggs (Omelets) Pancakes, Corn Flakes, French Toast with Jam, Butter, Cheese, and Honey, Oatmeal, Hot Chocolates, Tibetan Bread or Chapati, Hot Drinks, Teas and Coffeed, Local Tsampa Porridge, etc.

Lunch during Everest Base Camp:

Dal, Bhat and Tarkari, Pasta and Macronis, Potatoes, Pizza (Mixed, Mushroom, etc.), Salad, Tibetan Bread, Sandwiches, Mo:mos, Soup Items, Thukpa, Vegetable curries, Snacks, Dessert items i.e. Apple pie, Rice Pudding, Spaghetti Noodles

Dinner during Everest Base Camp:

On the menu are Dal (lentils), Bhat (rice) & Tarkari (curry), Tibetan Bread, Various Soup Items, Sherpa Stew, Steaks, Sandwiches, Momo (dumplings), Macaroni Dishes, Tenduk, Spaghetti Noodles, Thukpa, Pasta, Vegetable Curry, Potato Items, Vegetables, Salads, Pizza (Tomato, Mushroom, Mixed), Snacks

At high elevations, we highly recommend liquids such as green tea, lemon tea, hot lemon, ginger tea, garlic soup (a necessity), and fresh vegetable items. Though there will be lots of non-vegetarian options, we will not encourage them because the meat in such establishments is unsanitary.

We strongly advise you to avoid dairy and cheese products, as well as alcoholic beverages, caffeinated beverages, and hot chocolates, as specialists advise against them on high-altitude hikes.

Everest Base Camp Trek cost

Everest Base Camp Trek cost is largely determined by whether you travel alone or in a group. Group travel is less expensive, but private hikes offer more flexibility. The normal Everest Base Camp Trek costs between $1400 to $4500 and lasts for 10-16 days, including domestic flights, trekking permits, food (breakfast, lunch, and dinner), a professional trek guide, porter, lodging, and a certificate of completion. Everest Base Camp Group discounts are available.

Everest Base Camp Trek Water and Electricity, Recharge

In all lodges, electricity for camera and phone recharge is available at an additional expense. During the trip, you can either buy pre-packaged mineral water or bring boiled water with you. You will also receive a water-purifying pill. We advise against drinking water from rivers or taps because the water may be contaminated.

Everest Base Camp Trek Travel Insurance

Everest Base Camp Trek 2023 comes with different aspects of the Journey, if you have never trekked before you might have a common problem during the hike up to Base camps such as sudden climate change, altitude sickness due to a high altitude of up to 5365m above the sea level, and another unknown risk like an avalanche.

The Everest Base Camp trip requires travel insurance. Yolo Hike requires a copy of each trekker's full travel insurance policy certificate. Medical and emergency repatriation must be covered, as well as helicopter rescue and evacuation costs at high altitudes (up to 6000m). We can suggest insurance firms based on previous client referrals and our own experience, but we do not sell insurance policies.

After booking a trek, trekking members are kindly asked to give their comprehensive insurance information. We shall use the insurance policy and informational materials you supplied us in an emergency. It will assist us in planning a rapid and efficient rescue effort, as well as a transfer for emergency medical assistance. Please double-check that your insurance is valid.

Everest Base Camp Trek difficulty

Everest Base Camp Trek difficulty relies on the individuals' fitness, hiking expertise, and preparation. Long-distance hiking is simpler for those who have done it before, but it might be challenging for newcomers. With little planning and training, hikers of different ages have successfully climbed the Everest Base Camp in recent years. So you too can carry it out.

Being a long altitude trip, this trek doesn't require any specific knowledge or mountaineering abilities. Given that the trail is 130 km long, anyone can accomplish it in 14 to 16 days, acclimatization days included.

However, because the route ascends to a height of 5500 m above 3000 m, hikers must exercise greater caution while ascending. At this level, some people can get altitude sickness. As a result, get ready in advance and learn everything there is to know about Everest Base Camp altitude sickness. Additionally, stay hydrated as you ascend.

Everest Base Camp Group and Private Trek

Yolo Hike being an experienced and competitive agency can arrange both group and private treks. Please be aware that if we add people to your group, it will no longer be considered a group trek, and you will not be eligible for any group-related discounts.

We can accommodate groups of any size. A group leader serves as a guide for each group, with a porter assigned to every two trekkers and an auxiliary guide for groups of more than 11 trekkers.

Everest Base Camp packing

Everest Base Camp Trek packing is not as complex, trails during Everest have improved a lot and seem like a market and little hamlets, you won't have to spend the night in a tent, and most amenities, including food and laundry, are accessible all along the trail. The most important stuff that you will need for yourself on the walk must be carried, nevertheless. We advise taking only the essential supplies and equipment, as the Everest base camp walk is thought to be fairly difficult. Make sure to balance not under-packing and not over-packing.

FAQs

  • Q1. Can I Trek Mount Everest with no Experience?

    Everest Base camp one of the famous Trek in Nepal is a moderate Trek that doesn’t require any experience as you do not climb mountains and peaks, this itinerary hikes up to the altitude of 5365m above the sea level to the Everest Base Camp where you can explore the view of mountains and Sherpa community.

  • As per our Experience, the most auspicious and relaxed time to hike up to Everest Base Camp is (March to May) the month of spring, and (October to November) the month of fall, during this time you can explore breath-taking scenes of the Himalayas and pure sky with beautiful stars. You can also trek Everest Base Camp in the month of February if you are an experienced trekker, but we suggest you Trek in the above month.

  • Everest Base Camp Trek comes with different aspects of Journey, if you have never trekked before you might have a common problem during the hike up to Base camps such as sudden climate change, altitude sickness due to a high altitude of up to 5365m above the sea level, and another unknown risk like an avalanche.

    The Everest Base Camp trip requires travel insurance. Please provide Yolo Hike with a copy of each trekker's full travel insurance policy certificate. Medical and emergency repatriation must be covered, as well as helicopter rescue and evacuation costs at high altitudes (up to 6000m). We can suggest insurance firms based on previous client referrals and our own experience, but we do not sell insurance policies.

    After booking a trek, trekking members are kindly asked to give their comprehensive insurance information. We shall use the insurance policy and informational materials you supplied us in the event of an emergency. It will assist us in planning a rapid and efficient rescue effort, as well as a transfer for emergency medical assistance. Please double-check that your insurance is valid.

  • Everest Base Camp is one of the most popular treks because trekkers can reach the bottom of Mt. Everest, Top of the world. Even If we compare the days of the itinerary, we can clearly see Annapurna as shorter than the EBC trek but we should hike up for overall seven hours a day which makes Annapurna as tough as EBC but it’s just the day.

Customer Reviews

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  • EBC Trek 2023

    A great experience with a great company. Good service and support from the YOLO hike team Anil Bhatta, Nikesh Bhatta, and Sameer Bhatta.

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    Atish RajkoomarOctober 18 2023, South Africa
  • elevated my EBC trek to an unforgettable experience.

    I recently (Aug 2023) completed hiking the Everest Base Camp(EBC) during Nepal’s Monsoon season. One of my friend referred YOLO HIKE company for my EBC adventure.This was my first trip to Nepal ,which was made memorable by the exceptional professionalism from Yolohike’s team (Mr Anil Bhatta , Mr Taranath (Guide)and Mr Teekmaan(Porter). Mr Anil was patient enough to respond to all my questions and send me a detailed itinerary about the EBC trek. I was impressed with Mr Anil’s dedication and responding to all my messages almost instantaneously . I knew the weather won’t be that great during the monsoon season in Nepal especially the flights to Lukla gets cancelled.
    My flight to Lukla was cancelled both going to /from Lukla due to bad weather. Mr TN and Mr Anil worked on getting the first flight next day, so that there are no further delays in my trip.I am sure without them my trip would have been delayed by couple of days.

    Mr TN’s (Guide) extensive knowledge of the terrain and caring demeanor made the trek a joyous and fulfilling adventure. TN and Teekmann (Porter) went above and beyond to accommodate my needs, making me feel supported and motivated every step of the way. I am immensely grateful for their expertise and kindness, which elevated my EBC trek to an unforgettable experience. TN also made sure the tea houses we stayed had very good food and good toilets.
    I was lucky to see Mt Everest close by from Mt. Kalapather. Thanks to my guide Mr.TN for taking great pictures.

    I have already decided to revisit Nepal along with my family and surely will make use of Yolo Hike

    Thanks,
    Srini (Boston,US)

    Srini
    SriniSeptember 02 2023, United States
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