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Everest base camp trek

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

  • Trip Fact - 14 days
  • Trip code: HST-ET-12
  • Trek start/end: Lukla/Lukla
  • Grade: Moderate
  • Trek start: 2810m/9216ft
  • Highest elevation: 5545m
  • Group size: Minimum 2
  • Best season: September, October, November, December, February, March, April
  • Mode of trekking : Teahouse
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 region. This trekking is one of the most popular destinations in the Himalaya which meets the highest mountain of the world, Mt. Everest (8848m) and World Heritage Site as well. With a climb of Kala Pattar (5,545m/18187ft), you will observe the incredible panoramic view of Mount Everest surrounded by adjoining mountains. The specialty of the Kala Pattar is to serve you closest view of Mount Everest, as well as the highest spot of this adventure to experience. Trek to Everest base camp with wonderful service of Himalayan Smiles treks lead you to an amazing picturesque of 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.

How to access 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 the Himalayan Smile Treks, our porters will then carry your baggage with the full of responsible. Sometimes laden on Jhopkyo(mix breed of Yak and normal cow) will carry them as Yak cannot survive below the 3,000m/9840 ft, so the crossbred animals are used for carrying loads of the trekkers and mountaineering expeditions.

Follow our expert local guide who will show you the wonders of Everest. The base camp trek route leads towards the Khumbu high valley as the altitude picks up following the Dudh Kosi and Imja Tse 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 the 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 EBC trip.

After a grand moment reaching the Everest base camp trek, next adventure leads to the highest spot at Kala Patthar 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), as well as many other renown peaks like Makalu (8,463m/27758ft), Pumori (7,161m/23488ft), Tharmarsarku (6,623m/21723ft) and the majestic Mt. Amadablam. Finally, you will be heading back to the Lukla to conclude this fascinating Everest base camp trek 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 the 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 the mountain gears and process of climbing. Overall, it cost you $ 1700 per person for the tremendous climb to the peak.

Highlights of Everest base camp trek

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

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Everest base camp trek Itinerary

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

Early morning transfer to Kathmandu airport domestic terminal to catch a flight to Lukla (2810m).The flight duration is approximately 45 minutes. Have a tea and coffee in Lukla. Then your trekking starts from Lukla. The trail contour through the Sherpa village and yak pasture land. Have a lunch in Thado Koshi (2591m) with a stunning view of Kum Kangaru(6370m). 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 mountain lodge. You cross 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). The trail goes ahead along the Dudhakoshi river. After half an hour steep walking you will see Mt Everest (8848m). The trail ascends until Namche Bazaar through the alpine forest. 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(3880m). From Syangboche you can see Mt. Everest(8848m), Lhotse(8516m), Ama Dablam(6814m), Thamserku (6618m) and more mountains. After lunch in Khumjung village(3780m) hike back to the Namche Bazaar. O/n at a mountain lodge.

Today you can see very close up view of Thamserku (6618m), Ama Dablam(6814m). Also, you can see Mount Everest (8848) and other world high mountains. On the way, you can see Nepal national bird Pheasant and mountain animal called Himalayan Thar. 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. Two and half hour walking you will arrive in Tengboche(3860m). O/n at a mountain lodge.

From Tengboche trail move down towards Deboche(3820m). 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 an iron bridge on your right side you can see the great view of Ama Dablam(6814m). Then the trail moves gradually up to Pangboche(4410m). After the lunch in Shomare (4110m)you walk around two hours and arrive in Dingboche Village (4410m). O/n at the mountain lodge

Rest day. For acclimatization you can day hike to the Chukhung Village (4730 m).
It is the best place to acclimatization who is attending to climb Island peak or trek to Everest base camp. The Chukhung village has several Yak herders, hunts and few tea houses. From Chukhum great view of the Karyolung, Numbur and Khagtega mountains. 8h walking. O/n at Dingboche in mountain lodge.

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

Lobuche to Gorkhashep(5140m)- Everest base camp (5364m). Return back to the Gorakhashep.
This morning you might feel chilly because temperature may go down -2 to 3 degree celsius. In the beginning you walk along the flat trial through yak pasture trail (50 minutes). Then you have to walk in glacier. The trail is rough and icy in some part. And you arrive to Gorak Shep (5140m). At this time the temperature is nearly 10 to 15 degree Celsius. You might feel fatigue. Have lunch and rest in Gorak Shep. After light lunch start to hike to the Everest base camp (5364m). After a while return back to Gorak Shep. Enjoy the view of Khumbu glacier and foot of world highest mountain. 8 hour walking. O/n at mountain lodge.

Early in the morning start climb to the Kalapatthar(5550m). 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). 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 mountain lodge.

You should pack up early in the morning. Then 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

Transfer to the airport for your onward journey 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 final departure.

Everest base camp trek Price

What are the differences between Silver and Gold Price? : The difference between these two prices is only two services. In Gold price, during trekking, we provide you with accommodation in a 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 on trekking days. But other services which are included in the Gold price are also included in the Silver price.

Silver Price - US$ 990 Per Person (Twin sharing)  Book Now
Package cost includes:
  • Airport to hotel pick and drop by private vehicle
  • Two-night hotel in Kathmandu at three-star categories in BB plan
  • One highly experienced mountain Guide and  Porter
  • One dinner with  typical Nepali culture show in Kathmandu
  • Accommodation food, drinks, salary, insurance, transportation of both trek guide and Porter
  • Down jacket, four seasonal sleeping bag, duffel bag, and trekking map (down jacket and sleeping bag are to be returned after trip completion)
  • Group medical supplies (first aid kit)
  • All necessary paper works and Sagarmatha National Park entry permit
  • TIMS Card (Trekker’s Information Management System card)
  • All additional government tax
  • All ground transportation by private vehicle.
  • Kathmandu/ Lukla / Kathmandu airfare.
  • Kathmandu/ Lukla / Kathmandu airfare for guide.
The Package cost excludes:
  • Other ground transportation
  • 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)
  • Accommodation in Mountain lodge run by local people during a trek
  • All meals during trekking
  • International airfare
  • Travelers insurance
  • Cold drinks (Alcohol  and cold drinks)
  • Boiled water, Hot shower, Mineral water, Batteries charge and hot drinks (in a pot)
  • 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
  • We don't include drinking water on the trek which you can buy a number of places for between $1 and $3 a bottle (it gets more expensive towards base camp). A better solution is to buy water tablets in Kathmandu for around $2 and treat the water (your guide can help you find the good places to fill your water bottle).
  • The other things not included on the trek are like Wifi, charging batteries and hot showers. Wifi is available in some tea houses for $3 to $5 an hour. Hot Showers are also available in a few for around $4 and charging costs about $1.50 an hour.
  • Unforeseen cost due to flight cancellation, weather conditions etc. You are responsible for extra hotel nights ($30/night) and meals in Kathmandu for any extra days in Nepal due to flight delays.
Gold Price - US$ 1295 Per Person (Twin sharing)  Book Now
Package cost includes:
  • Airport to hotel pick and drop by private vehicle
  • Two night hotel in Kathmandu at three star categories in BB Plan.
  • Accommodation in Mountain lodge run by local people during a trek
  • Meal on full board (breakfast, lunch, and dinner) a cup of tea/coffee in each meal during trekking trek
  • One dinner with  typical Nepali culture show in Kathmandu
  • One highly experienced mountain Guide and Porter
  • Down jacket, four seasonal sleeping bag, duffel bag, Himalayan Smile Treks t-shirt, and trekking map (down jacket and sleeping bag are to be returned after trip completion)
  • Accommodation food, drinks, salary, insurance, transportation of both trek guide and Porter
  • Group medical supplies (first aid kit)
  • All necessary paper works and Sagarmatha National Park entry permit
  • TIMS Card (Trekker’s Information Management System card)
  • All additional government tax
  • All ground transportation by private vehicle.
  • Kathmandu/ Lukla / Kathmandu airfare.
  • Kathmandu/ Lukla / Kathmandu airfare for guide.
The Package cost excludes:
  • Other ground transportation
  • Nepal entry visa fee (USD 25 for 15 days/ USD 40 for 30 days from date of issue) (You may easily get Nepal visa upon your arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport, Kathmandu)
  • International airfare
  • Travelers insurance
  • Cold drinks (Alcohol  and cold drinks)
  • Extra night accommodation in Kathmandu because of early arrival, late departure, early return from mountain(due to any reason) than the scheduled itinerary
  • Boiled water, Hot shower, Mineral water, Batteries charge and hot drinks (in a pot)
  • 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
  • We don't include drinking water on the trek which you can buy a number of places for between $1 and $3 a bottle (it gets more expensive towards base camp). A better solution is to buy water tablets in Kathmandu for around $2 and treat the water (your guide can help you find the good places to fill your water bottle).
  • The other things not included on the trek are like Wifi, charging batteries and hot showers. Wifi is available in some tea houses for $3 to $5 an hour. Hot Showers are also available in a few for around $4 and charging costs about $1.50 an hour.
  • Unforeseen cost due to flight cancellation, weather conditions etc. You are responsible for extra hotel nights ($30/night) and meals in Kathmandu for any extra days in Nepal due to flight delays.

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Everest base camp trek FAQs

Accommodation during trekking :
In the Everest region, we offer you accommodation in a tea house (mountain lodge). A Tea House is the combination of a 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 a 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 a 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 have vegetarian meals in a mountain (camping/tea house trekking) ?

If you're doing camping trek we offer standard meals as well as a vegetarian meal option. Just let us know if you want vegetarian meals when you book your trek. But we can't fulfill every trekker's requirement(i.e., dietary requirements or special meals ). Also the tea house trekking you will get a vegetarian meal. Please tell about your trekking guide about details of your food allergy.

Am I fit Trekking? Should I do prior preparation 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.

Trekking Team (Guide, Porter)

We offer you an experienced trekking guide. He is in charge of your overall trekking. This is the person you should go to with all the problems, concerns and questions. He is well trained in all aspects of trekking, high altitude medicine, first aid, and emergency procedure. He is selected in terms of his professionalism. Remember that trekking guides are local citizens and their English may be basic and limited to trek related topics. About porters, they carry your luggage. They are also local citizens. Normally one porter carries 20 to 25 kg of stuff. Normally we provide one porter for two trekkers.

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Everest base camp trek Reviews

Rated 100% based on 14 customer reviews
Brilliant trekking in EBC , USA

Huge thanks to Himalayan Smile treks and adventure for this delightful experience we had on Everest Base Camp. On arrival to Kathmandu airport on 26 March, we first met the humble and sweet guy Riyan who then transferred us to the hotel. We had a good communication with Mr. KP Subedi in their office which helped a lot to prepare us mentally. Also, we were being introduced to the guide Dharma who came out to be excellence and careful in the trekking.

We started with an exciting mountain flight to Lukla. Can’t believe we landed at the deadliest airport in the Himalayas. The guide and two porters were amazingly friendly to trek with. On the other hand, the mountain views and the surroundings were already fascinating to us. The Sherpa people living there were quite traditional and I am just speechless about this. On the 3rd April, we finally made it to Everest Base Camp and had a wonderful part of the trek. It was a really memorable visit in Nepal, which I recommend best destinations for trekking.

Travel Year: 2018
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
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