Everest base camp trek | Trek guide cost and Itinerary - 14 days

Everest base camp trek

Everest base camp trek is, without doubt, one of the most renowned travel destinations in the world. For adventure travellers an exciting opportunity to be at the foot of world’s highest mountain – Mount Everest (8848m/29029ft).

  • Trip Fact - 14 days
  • Trip Price: USD 1295.00
  • Trip Code: HST-ET-05
  • Trek Start/End: Lukla
  • Grade : Moderate/Difficult
  • Trek start Elevation: 2810m/9216ft
  • Highest Elevation: 5545m/18187ft
  • Group Size: Minimum 2 People
  • Best time: September, October, November, December, February, March, April
  • Mode of Trek: Teahouse / Tent
  • Trek Duration : 14 days
everest base camp trek

Everest base camp trek is a combination of alluring mountain views and Buddhist culture on the high windswept valley of Khumbu. With a climb of Kalapathar (5,545m/18187ft) you will observe the incredible panoramic view of Mount Everest surrounded by adjoins mountains. The specialty of Kalapathar is to serve you closest view of Everest, as well as the highest spot of this adventure to experience. Trek to Everest base camp with wonderful service of Himalayan Smiles leads you to amazing picturesque high Khumbu valley. While the valley of inhabitant Sherpa tribes friendly people offering warm hospitality in the comfort of nice and cozy lodges on a route of Everest Base Camp trek.

Everest base camp trek begins from Lukla(2,860m/9380ft) the door to many Everest route after 35 minutes thrilling airstrip in Lukla. The airport at present named after Everest legendary hero’s Tenzing & Hillary the first to conquer Everest on May 29th, 1953 AD. After getting organized with Himalayan Smile, our porters will then carry your baggage with full of responsible. Sometimes laden on Jhopkyo(mix breed of Yak and normal cow) will carry them as Yak cannot survive below 3,000m/9840 ft, so the crossbred animals are used for carrying loads of trekkers and mountaineering expeditions.

Follow our expert local guide who will show you the wonders of Everest. The trek route leads towards Khumbu high valley as the altitude picks up following the Dudh Kosi and Imjatse Rivers up to its source fed from the glaciers of Khumbu. The walk is pleasant although a touch of high altitude on Everest base camp trek above 4,500m/14760ft. Thyangboche Monastery with its famous old monastery steeped in over 500 years of history including super mountain scenery. As the elevation gains trek leads towards high Khumbu valley past the nice areas of Pangboche and Dingboche. Then reach high mountainous area and glaciers as the walking approach at EBC beneath South Face of Mt. Everest. Finally, the views of amazing Khumbu icefalls and glaciers will leave you delighted on the trip.

After a grand moment reaching the highlight of the trip of Everest base camp, next adventure leads to the highest spot at Kalapathar hilltop 5,545m/18187ft, with marvelous views of Mt. Everest (8,848m / 29, 028ft) Lhotse (8,516 m-24,940 ft), Nuptse (7,855m-25,772 ft) and Mt. Makalu (8,463m/27758ft), Mt. Pumori (7,161m/23488ft), Tharmarsarku (6,623m/21723ft) with many other renown peaks and adjoining giant peaks including majestic Mt. Amadablam.

After a great time with a lifetime experience heading back to Lukla to conclude this fascinating Everest base camp trekking with utmost, impressive service and excellence review of Himalayan Smile Treks and wonderful cheerful guides and porters. A scenic flight brings you back to Kathmandu after a memorable adventure trip to Mount Everest base camp trek.

Extend Your trip to Island Peak (6189 m).

Island peak, also known as Imja Tse lies only a few kilometers away from the top of the world, Mt. Everest. The peak is 6189m/203000 ft elevation and the highest point you will ever step during your trip. The Island peak serves you thrills and adventure as well as another dimensional view of Mt. Everest. After the EBC trek, you will be heading towards Island peak that takes comprehensive 5 days of extension. Mountaineering experts will guide you regarding how to equip mountain gears and process of climbing. Overall, it cost you $ 1700 per person for the tremendous climb.

Highlights of Everest base camp trek

  1. Exciting mountain flight Kathmandu / Lukla.
  2. Namche Bazaar gateway of Mt. Everest
  3. Sherpa culture and lifestyle in Khumjung
  4. Everest panoramic view from Syangboche.
  5. Tengboche monastery
  6. Climbing Kalapathar (5545m)
  7. Great view of Mt, Everest, Mt Lhotse and other mountains from Kalapathar.

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Everest base camp trek Itinerary

Everest base camp trekking  itinerary can be customized according to your needs and length of stay in Nepal .  The trekking route every day you will spent overnight at lodge.  The base camp trek duration is 14 days the standard trek duration of EBC.

After arrival in Kathmandu International airport, meet our officer. He will assist you to transfer your hotel. At a hotel, our officer gives you an orientation of the overall trip. O/n at hotel in Kathmandu.

Early morning transfer to Kathmandu airport domestic terminal to catch the flight to Lukla (2810m/9216ft).The flight duration is approximately 45 minutes. Have a tea and coffee in Lukla. One hour rest at Lukla in Mountain Lodge. Then your trekking starts from Lukla. The trail contour through the Sherpa village and yak pasture land. Have a lunch in Thado Koshi (2591m/8498ft) with a stunning view of Kum Kangaru(6370m/20893ft). You will see the painted Mani wall in Ghat (chhuthawa) village. In the late afternoon, you arrive in Phakding. O/n at a mountain lodge.

Your trekking starts after breakfast at a mountain lodge. You cross the long suspension bridge over the Dhudh Koshi River which is originated from Khumbu glacier. Today you will enter the Sagarmatha National Park in Monjo village. You have lunch in Jorsale(2740m/8987ft). The trail goes ahead along the Dudhakoshi river. You cross another suspension bridge in Larja Dobhan(2830m9282ft). From here the trail moves to steep staircase through pine forest. After half an hour steep walking you will see Mt Everest (8848m/29029ft). The trail ascends until Namche Bazaar through the alpine forest. You will be delightful to see Namche Bazaar. The Namche bazaar is getaway of the Everest base camp trekking. Enjoy staying two nights here. O/n at a mountain lodge.

Rest day in Namche Bazaar is especially for acclimatization with altitude. During this day you can walk around Namche Bazaar. Here you can get many facilities such as a bank, internet, Bakery, and shopping. After the breakfast One and half hour steep walking to Syangboche(3880m12726ft). From Syangboche you can see Mt. Everest(8848m/29029ft), Lhotse(8516m/27932ft), Ama Dablam(6814m/22350ft), Thamserku(6618m/21707ft) and more mountains. Have a tea and coffee in Everest view hotel. The trail descends half an hour to the Khumjung village (3780m/12398ft), the village of Sherpas, the worldly renowned climbers. In Khumjung village, you can visit Kumjung Hillary School and Kumjung Gompa. After lunch hike back to the Namche Bazaar. O/n at a mountain lodge.

Today you can see very close up view of Thamserku (6618m/21707ft), Ama Dablam(6814m/22350ft). Also, you can see Mount Everest (8848m/29029ft) and other world high mountains. On the way, you can see Nepal national bird Pheasant and mountain animal called Himalayan Thar. The trail contour through the yak pasture land until Kyangjuma (3550m/11644ft). From Kyangjuma the trail goes to all the way down to the Dudha Koshi. After crossing long suspension bridge then the trail ascends through the pine trees. The magnificent view of Kangtega (6783m/22248ft) right side of the trail. Two and half hour walking you will arrive in Tengboche(3860m/12660). Tengboche is famous as the name of Tengboche Monastery. This monastery is open for a visit after four o’clock in the afternoon. Visiting Tengboche Monastery is an exciting part of your journey. At evening you will be able to see an exciting sunset on the top of the word and other high mountains. O/n at a mountain lodge.

Form Tengboche trail move down towards Deboche(3820m/12530ft). After Deboche, the trail becomes very pleasant. You will feel very comfortable. Here you have chances to see Musk deer. It is a very rare wild animal. After crossing the iron bridge on your right side you can see the great view of Ama Dablam(6814m/22350ft). Maybe you can enjoy taking photos of your backup with Ama Dablam. Then the trail moves gradually up to Pangboche(4010m/13152ft). Have a tea and coffee and few minute relaxations at Pangboche. Trek to Shomare (4110m/13480ft).Have a Lunch here. After the lunch, you walk around two hours and arrive in Dingboche Village (4410m/14464ft). O/n at the mountain lodge.

Today is the rest day at Dingboche. After the breakfast with a light snack and small day bag, you may hike to Chhukung village. The trail follows with river all the way to Chukung village. The river is originated from glacier lake Imja.On the way, you see Yak Kharka with wide grassland area. The Chukung valley is surrounding by magnificent high mountains and Glacier Lakes. From this valley you can see Island Peak (6189m20300ft), Amphulapche(5663m/18574ft), Lhotse Shar(8382m/27492ft) and Lhotse(8516m/27932ft).Have a Lunch in Chukung Village. After lunch return to Dingboche. 7h walking. O/n at a mountain lodge

From Dingboche, the trail climbs up 20m above the village. From here you can see a panoramic view of Khumbu Mountains including Mt, Makalu (8463m/27758ft). Tea break in Dughla(4620m/15153ft). After Dughla you ascend along with pebbly and sandy trail. After half an hour climb you arrive in Dughla Pass (4830m/15842ft). In Dughla pass you see monuments on the memory of Everest climbers who have lost their lives while climbing Mt. Everest. From here the trail goes gradually up to the Lobuche (4910m/16104ft). Evening sunset view of the Nuptse(7864m/25794ft). 5 h hour walking. O/n at a mountain lodge.

This morning you might feel chilly because the temperature may go down -2 to 3 degree Celsius. In the beginning, you walk along the flat trail through yak pasture trail (50 minutes). Then you have to walk in the glacier. The trail is rough and icy in some part. And you arrive at Gorak Shep (5140m/16859ft). At this time the temperature is nearly 10 to 15 degree Celsius. You might feel fatigue. Have lunch and rest in Gorak Shep (5140m/16859ft).

After Lunch hike towards to the Everest base camp (5364m/17594ft). The trail is narrow and rocky so that we suggest trekkers to concentrate their mind in the trail before stepping. The Everest base camp is moving up and down every year because Khumbu glacier is moving to down. In Everest base camp you can’t spend your overnight because there is no facility of tea houses. Only people stay at night in camp who are climbing to Mt. Everest. Spend half an hour there takes photos for your memory. Then return to Gorak Shep. O/n at a mountain lodge

Early in the morning start the climb to the Kalapatthar(5550m/18204ft). After nearly two and half hour climbing, you will reach on top of the Kalapatthar. There you get little bit strong wind. Kalapatthar is one of the prime points for the massive view of Mount Everest (8848m/29029ft). Enjoy the view of Mt. Everest and other towering mountains. After breakfast, you will back to the Pheruche same route. 10 hour walking. O/n at a mountain lodge.

You should pack up early in the morning. They have a breakfast and hike down to Lukla airstrip. Take a flight to Kathmandu. The rest of your day is free in Kathmandu. In evening you can stroll around Thamel, the major tourist destination of Kathmandu. You can do some last minute shopping of souvenirs for your family and relatives. Overnight at hotel in Kathmandu

Today is your the last day in Nepal. Our officer will come to meet you at your hotel to escort you to Kathmandu International Airport for your flight home.

Everest base camp trek Price

Everest base camp trekking package cost including two night hotel in Kathmandu at three star categories.  We will arrange hotel in Kathmandu according to your interest. Please let us know. In our trekking package cost including  11 night / 12 days in AP Plan( including three meals). One experience mountain guide and Porter(one porter for two people). Air ticket KTM/LUK/KTM.

Silver Price - US$ 990 Per Person (Twin sharing)

The Package cost includes:

  • Airport  to hotel pick up and drop by private vehicle
  • Two-night accommodation in Kathmandu at three-star hotel with breakfast
  • One highly experienced mountain Guide and porters (1 porter for 2 people),
  • Accommodation food, drinks, salary, insurance, transportation of both trek guide and porters
  • Group medical supplies (first aid kit)
  • All necessary paper works and national park entry permits
  • TIMS Card (Trekker’s Information Management System card)
  • All additional government tax
  • Domestic flight both ways from Kathmandu/ Lukla/ Kathmandu with airport tax.

The Package cost excludes:

  • Nepal entry visa fee (USD 25 for 15 days/ USD 40 for 30 days from the date of issue) (You may easily get Nepal visa upon your arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport, Kathmandu)
  • International airfare
  • Travelers insurance
  • All Meals (breakfast, lunch, and dinner) during trekking
  • Accommodation in Mountain lodge run by local people during the trek
  • All kind of drinks (Alcohol, hot and cold drinks)
  • Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu (Approx 10-12 USD)
  • Bar bills, telephone bills and other personal expenses (shopping/ laundry)
  • Tips to guide and porter
  • All expenses due to unavoidable events e.g. Personal illness, strike etc.
  • Helicopter evacuation charge in case of emergency whilst trekking

Gold Price - US$ 1295 Per Person (Twin sharing)

The Package cost includes:

  • Airport to hotel pick up and drop by private vehicle
  • Two-night accommodation in Kathmandu at three-star hotel with breakfast (Hotel Marshyangdi or Samsara Resort or Hotel Harati)
  • Accommodation in Mountain lodge run by local people during the trek
  • Meal on full board (breakfast, lunch, and dinner) during trekking
  • One highly experienced mountain Guide and porters (1 porter for 2 people),
  • Accommodation food, drinks, salary, insurance, transportation of both trek guide and porters
  • Group medical supplies (first aid kit)
  • All necessary paper works and national park entry permits
  • TIMS Card (Trekker’s Information Management System card)
  • All additional government tax
  • Domestic flight both ways from Kathmandu/ Lukla/ Kathmandu with airport tax

The Package cost excludes:

  • Nepal entry visa fee (USD 25 for 15 days/ USD 40 for 30 days from the date of issue) (You may easily get Nepal visa upon your arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport, Kathmandu)
  • International airfare
  • Travelers insurance
  • All kind of drinks (Alcohol, hot and cold drinks)
  • Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu (Approx 10-12 USD)
  • Bar bills, telephone bills and other personal expenses (shopping/ laundry)
  • Tips to guide and porter
  • All expenses due to unavoidable events e.g. Personal illness, strike etc.
  • Helicopter evacuation charge in case of emergency whilst trekking

Fixed Departure Date

For Everest base camp trekking we have every day departure. We will departure from one people. For one people cost feel a free to contact us.

Start Date End Date Price In US Dollar($) AVAILABILITY Booking
Tue, 28 Aug, 18 Mon, 10 Sep, 18 $ 990.00 GUARANTEED Book Now
Tue, 2 Oct, 18 Mon, 15 Oct, 18 $ 990.00 GUARANTEED Book Now
Fri, 19 Oct, 18 Thu, 1 Nov, 18 $ 990.00 GUARANTEED Book Now

Everest base camp trek FAQs

What is differences of  Silver and Gold ?

The different between these two prices is only two services. In Gold price during trekking we provide you accommodation in tea house and all meals (breakfast, lunch and dinner). But in Silver price the trekkers should pay by themselves the expenses of their meals  and accommodation in tea house while you're in trekking days. But other services which are included in Gold price are also included in Silver price.

Accommodation during trekking

In Everest region we offer you accommodation in tea house (mountain lodge). A Tea House is the combination of guest house, restaurant, and social hang out. The rooms are spare with twin beds and very little additional furniture. Blankets are generally provided. Most bathrooms are shared and toilets can be either squat type of the western version. Most of the Tea Houses have running water facility. Many of them also avail hot water for shower. But you will by charge by hotel owner using hot water shower.

Meals during trekking

In Tea House trekking you will usually have breakfast and dinner in the lodge; lunch will between at one of the trail side restaurants. Every Tea House serves the traditional Nepali meal Dal Bhat (rice and lentils), as well as a variety of different food items, such as rice, vegetables, noodles, potatoes and soup. Some have western food such as pizza, pasta and French fries. Soft drinks, snacks and beer are available in most of the Tea Houses and trail side restaurants.

Can I take shower in tea house ?

Most of the Tea Houses have running water facility. Many of them also available hot water for shower.  The  hot shower is bucket shower(not running hot shower) except Namche bazaar. Most bathrooms are shared and toilets can be either squat type of the western version.

I am vegetarian (my wife is not). Will you be able to accommodate my eating habits?

In tea  House serves the traditional Nepali meal Dal Bhat (rice and lentils), as well as a variety of different food items, such as rice, vegetables, noodles, potatoes and soup. In tea house your will get vegetarian food. Also we will recommend to eat Vegetarian food.

Also in tea house has western food such as pizza, pasta and French fries. Soft drinks, snacks and beer are available in most of the Tea Houses and trail side restaurants

How is the temperature of Everest base camp trek ? 

In afternoon quite moderate in Autumn. The temperature is above the 4000 m approximately 15°C to 20 °C in good weather. In morning and evening approximately 0°C to 5 °C in good weather. For your kind information above the 4000 m the weather is frequently changeable and any time can fall snow in mountain. In Everest base camp the temperature is approximately -5°C to 15 °C but it is depend on whether

Physical fitness is an important in Trekking ? Should I do prior preparation to trek?

In fact you don't need to be a mountaineer with rippling muscles to enjoy trekking. If you are reasonably fit, have a spirit of mountain journey and like walking, you are always qualified for any trekking in Nepal. You do not need any previous experience. However we suggest you some physical fitness programs such as running, swimming, hiking before you embark on journey.

Re-charging Batteries of Electronic Items on the Trek

You can recharge your batteries with electricity or solar power sources. In Nepal 220 – 240 volt 50 MHZ (50 Cycles per Second) power is supplied. Just need to have a plug adapter in case of socket fitting, which you can buy in Kathmandu before the trip since the plugs in Nepal might be different. You might have to pay small amount fee/hour for recharging facilities.

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Everest base camp trek Reviews

Rated 38.46% based on 13 customer reviews
An amazing, extraordinary and memorable trek ever ! , Canada

We have been trekking nearly whole world and planned to visit Nepal… My sister-in-law often contacts the Himalayan smile trek and suggested us for Everest base camp. Though it was off season, we couldn’t get calm into it and decided our trip with this right company. The mountain flight from Kathmandu to Lukla had us impression at first place. We enjoyed every thrilling moment when landed there in Tenzing airport – which we heard it is one of the dangerous airports in the world. During the trek, our guide named Pramod seem to have the true experience to lead us, which made our trek much brilliant. Also, he was too funny to be quite entertained. Other than that, we had fresh air above 17000 ft sighted by mountains and Sherpa villages.

The closer to Everest, the colder it gets but we were Canadians so we get used to it. However, it was worth to reach Ebc and capture an amazing view of Mt. Everest. We believed it was best and remarkable experience in Nepal trekking so far! Also, we heard about good trekking destination in Annapurna, can’t wait to visit again!

Travel Year: 2018
Everest base camp, best trekking so far ! , China

It was spring 2017, my wife and I planned to visit glorious mountain of Himalayas and searched for the best tour operators in Nepal. We chose Himalayan smile as this company seemed good, and we were true about their service. On their suggestion to Everest base camp, we were kindly provided with guidance and information by Mr. Subedi before the trek.

We started an exciting mountain flight to Lukla airport (the highest altitude airport I have ever seen). There was this guide Pramod who was quite experienced and informative. He and porters helped us a lot and made our trek smoothly. Also, tea houses were hospitable and well serving throughout the trek. We spend the most wonderful time of our trek in Everest base camp. The weather was so good and we get to capture the beauty of Everest from Kala Patthar. It was amazing to experience with a Himalayan smile and my wish list goes to Annapurna base camp with them again. Thank you Himalayan Smile team, it was acceptable!

Travel Year: 2017
We had wonderful time in Nepal with himalayan Smile Trek , South Africa

Namaste Himalayan smile treks. We had an amazing experience in Everest base camp and we were lucky to have the cool guide during our trek. The porters were also friendly and helpful to reach our destination. Even now the memory gave us smile as the company name. I wish to visit Nepal again soon.

Travel Year: 2017
Himalayan Smile Treks – this name really tells it all ! , Netherlands

Himalayan Smile Treks – this name really tells it all!  We thoroughly enjoyed the entire program from Jiri to Mount Everest Base Camp, we kept a smile through the hard climbing, and even kept the smile on our way back, thinking of our wonderful trip.

It was a truly enjoyable experience; The landscape, nature, Nepali culture and the way we were received and accompanied all the way.

The entire organization and the support of the accompanying persons were outstanding. Our guide Pramod and our porter were extremely competent, friendly, supportive trustworthy and fun; they made our endeavor light and kept encouraging us.

We can without a doubt recommend Himalayan Smile Treks as an efficient, trustworthy, honest and knowledgeable organization with great people.

Thanks to all of them, we had a wonderfully memorable visit in Nepal and trekking to EBC!

Travel Year: 2017
Top of the World !!! ,

I did the Everest base camp trekking in April with Himalayan Smile Treks. The trekking team is phenomenal trekking guide and porter. Our guide Dharma and porter Lakpa did excellent job the trip would not have been the same without them. They were friendly, informative and knowable. Our guide Dharma was extremely helpful when my friend experienced altitude sickness. . It wasn’t easy but the support I was given along with my cousin made the experience into Everest Base Camp trekking so memorable and amazing. I believe they are second to none and look forward to trekking with them again.
I will come back for more, and can only 100% recommend to anyone looking for an adventurous and out of this world experience hike to Mount Everest base camp with Himalayan Smile Treks.

Travel Year: 2016
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