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EBC Trek Summary

    1. EBC trek duration: 9 Days
    2. EBC Trek Difficulty: Moderate level
    3. EBC height: 5,364 meters (17,600 feet)
    4. Walk Hours: 6 Hours daily
    5. Group-Size: 1 – 15 People
    6. Best Time: March, April, May, October, November and December
    7. Trip Mode: Lodge Basis
    8. Meals on Trekking: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner
    9. Transportation: Car/Plane/Bus


The EBC trek is equally popular as Base Camp Everest trekking in Nepal. Hike the ebc is a spectacular high-altitude trek in the mountains of the Khumbu Himalayas. Get ready for incredible scenery and a unique cultural experience exploring the challenging trekking routes around the highest mountain in the world.

Journey to EBC is an epic trip with the most demanding route that conducts landing at Lukla airport. Planning to visit to base camp is an outstanding tour touching the tallest peaks with a coldest glaciers.

Trek difficulty level is a moderate adventure however it require two weeks to cover high mountains, landscapes, isolated villages, and Buddhist monasteries. Even though EBC tours require no prior trekking expertise, it is suggested that trekker should be determined and be physically healthy.

Tour at Everest mountain goes inside the depth of Sagarmatha national park, under the UNESCO world heritage site in Nepal. It’s a pure ebc adventure hike takes you to the foothills of Mount Everest and more which are the world’s 8,000-meter mountains of Lhotse, Cho Oyu, and Makalu.

ebc hike altitude meter Gokyo treks

In addition, base camp hike is an exciting adventure that has either one of two base camps on either side of Mount Everest. South Base Camp is located in Nepal at an altitude of 5,364m and North Base Camp is at 5,5150m in Tibet. These camps are primarily used by mountaineers to ascend and descend the World’s highest mountain.

However, ebc trek route is suitable for all ages tourists. A child over 5 years is also okay to go by except in the winter months. Winter trail to ebc is frozen and sleepy, clear climate all day but only the bravest travelers can hike.

Likewise, moraine and crevasse are covered with fresh snow and often trail became dangerous at the base camp. But, in December month especially Christmas and New Year is fine to explore the base camp as the weather gets okay.

From late January until the end of February, climates are not clear, and cloudy, and snowstorms so not very good to hike. Weather is extremely cold, frozen TRAIL and the chances of affects altitude mountain sickness higher

How much does for EBC Package Trip Cost?

EBC trek cost depends upon the month and the group size you are traveling with and the service you choose. The EBC Trip Package cost with a Gokyo Treks Agency (a local tour agency in Nepal) ranges between US$ 750 to US$ 1190. The price includes Lukla flights, transportation, a guide/porters, hotels, food and accommodation, and hiking permit facilities.

International group leaders will have special discount deals on each trip. For example, if you could bring 10+ travelers (except you) on your trip, you are treated as a group leader. So you can hike base camp for free of cost. Besides that, the EBC trek cost for Nepali is slightly cheaper than for foreigners because of park permit fee.

It’s a standard trip package price for 10 days and 9 nights. If you are 2 hikers for ebc hike cost US$ 975 for 10 days trek. We can adapt the hiking route and price as per your wishes. Here is the price list for EBC trek.

Price Per Person for 10 days for EBC trek package

Number of TouristPrice Per Person
1 PersonUS$ 1190
2 PersonUS$ 975
3 PersonUS$ 975
4 to 6 personUS$ 899
7 to 9 PersonUS$ 840
10 and more than 10 PersonUS$ 750

If you’re wondering to know about what is included and what is excluded from this trip price, kindly check on the cost given on a tab button.


10 Days 9 Nights EBC trek itinerary details

Hike the base camp itinerary compared to most walks in the Khumbu territory leading up to the Nuptse foothills. The particular ebc route is designed for world travelers who wish to hike the spectacular base camp within a limited time. Although, travelers, who wish to reach the Everest foothills in a more easy manner can try Everest base camp trek 12 nights 13 days itinerary. However, if it’s is not suit you? send us an inquiry for a tailor-made itinerary.

01 Day Arrival at Kathmandu international airport.

Upon arrival in Kathmandu, Tribhuvan International Airport, we will receive you in a private vehicle and move you to a hotel in Thamel. In the afternoon, prepare hiking gear like sleeping bags, down jackets, extra socks, trousers, and hiking boots to rent or buy. Our representative will brief you ebc hiking programs.

02 Day Kathmandu to Lukla airport flight (2,840m/9,318 feet). Trek to Bengkar Lodge (2,630m/8,629 feet), 4 hours

We take an early flight from Kathmandu to Lukla airport, 135 kilometers. Have a delicious breakfast in a Buddha Lodge. Meet our entire crew and commence the trek to Bengkar village (2,660 m). Leaving Lukla bazaar, we walk following a gentle ascent up the mountainside on the bank of the Dudh Koshi River. Pass several Sherpa settlements to reach destination Bengkar. Distance from Lukla to Bengkar is 11 kilometers we cover five hour’s walk and stay in a lodge at Bengkar village.

Lukla airport

03 Day Namche Bazaar Trek (3,440m/11,286 feet), 5 hours

The nature trail ascend from the riverbed to Sagarmatha National Park office. Walk further to cross over the Hillary bridge, and a steep ascent to Namche Bazar. On the way, we have little rest at Tupi Danda for the first excellent views of Mount Everest (8,848m) and Lhotse (8,516m.). Namche Bazar is located at an altitude of 11,286 feet, a center point for selling grains, trekking gear, and other necessary stuff. From Bengkar to Namche Hotel distance is 8 kilometers. Check-in hotel, leave your gear, and have a lunch.

Hike the Khumjung village (3,780m/12,402 feet), 3/4 hours

Later Lunch, we initiate the climb to the Sengboche airstrip at 3,780 m for a better view and adopt high altitude. Walk further to get an excellent view of Mt. Everest, Ama Dablam, Thamserku, Nuptse, Lhotse, Tawche, and Kongde from the hilltop. Moreover, interested hikers can hike the Khumjung village to watch Hillary’s school, and a Hillary hospital, and visit the Khumjung monastery. Khumjung, Everest is a small settlement of Sherpa society.

04 DayTengboche Monastery hikes (3,860m/12,665 feet), 6 hours

The Tengboche Monastery trail goes ahead leaving a steep cliff that drops down to the Dudh Kosi. Tourists will have a sweeping view of Ama Dablam (6812m), Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse (7855m), and Tawoche (6501m) in a line. Tengboche Hill offers a good view of sunrise and sunset at Everest and Ama Dablam. Buddhist monastery Tengboche is a Tibetan Buddhist monastery of the Sherpa community, situated at 12,665 feet. The monastery is the largest gompa in the Khumbu region of Nepal.

05 DayDingboche village trek (4,410m/14,469 feet), 6 hours

We trek leaving Tengboche at the backdrop, we descend through a rhododendron forest and enter Deboche village. Crossing a suspension bridge at Imja Khola, we head towards Minlinggo and enter Imjatse Valley beneath the mighty peaks of Ama Dablam, Nuptse, and Lhotse. Dingboche village offers several beautiful lodges where tourists can stay overnight. The distance from Tyangboche to Dingboche village is 9.1 kilometers and takes about six hours.

06 DayLobuche hill station hikes (4,910m/16,110 feet), 5 hours

The onward hiking route to Lobuche is gentle up above the Pheriche village. Along the trail, Travelers can see the panoramic views of the Ama Dablam, Mt.Tawache, Pokalde (5741m), Kongma-Tse (5820m), and the great wall of Nuptse. We stop for lunch at the Dughla guest house which is situated at an altitude of 4,620 meters.

Later Lunch, a long steep ascent towards Lobuche leads you via a memorial garden at the 16,000 feet of Thukla Pass. Take a short break as we always find this a very emotional place to stop and contemplate. There are memorials to western climbers, Sherpas, and several remembering non-climbers too. Often the inscriptions are remarkably individual and one or two even have small personal items embedded into the covering plasterwork. An easy hike about 45 minutes further, you will reach Lobuche guest house.

07 DayEBC Trek (5,364m/17,599 feet). Khumbu icefall sightseeing over Glacier moraine, 8 hours

Comparing other hiking days, today is tough as you need to cover the distance from Lobuche – EBC – Lobuche round trip is 29-kilo meters (14.5-km one way). Leaving our luggage at Lobuche Lodge, we straight walk to Gorek Shep for a quick breakfast. Continue our journey further to the legendary Everest foothill, commonly spoken, etc. It is the most rewarding section of a complete journey. The rapid base camp hike winds up through the rocky path at the Khumbu glacier and returns. Along with the day tours, Tourists can see the towering Everest including other outstanding peaks. They are Mount Pumori, Mt. Lingtren, Mt. Khumbetse, Mt. Nuptse, Mt. Lhotse, Mt. Ama Dablam, Mt. Thamserku, etc.

Not only this but also surrounding the base camp there are cairns, prayer flags, and memorial monuments, honoring all the climbers and Sherpas who have died attempting to climb Mt. Everest. This puts the whole thing into perspective truly, the madness of mountaineering and the length people will go to attempt and reach the summit of the world’s highest mountain with no guarantee of return back out alive. After photography and seeing the sights, we return to Lobuche Lodge to stay overnight.

08 DayDescend downhill at Namche Bazaar (3,440m/11,286 feet), 8 hours

A long day descend trail to get Namche. Himalayan Rescue Association Aid Post is available at Pheriche health post where volunteer doctors are providing medical treatment. Tengboche Hill is super popular for its oldest monastery on Everest. From the monastery, sightseers can enjoy the splendid view of Ama Dablam, green hills, and pristine rivers. We reach Namche Bazaar in the late afternoon as the distance from Lobuche to Namche Bazar is 18.4 kilometers.

09 DayNamche Bazaar to Lukla hikes (2,840m/9,318 feet), 8 hours

We trek to Lukla with the same trail as we use on ascend. The total distance from Namche Bazar to Lukla is 13.5-kilo meters which you need to cover. However, it is the last day of our ABC trekking. Upon arrival at Lukla, check in at Buddha Lodge near the airport and get refreshed, and take a rest to see the sights.

10 Day Scenic Himalayan Mountain flight from Lukla to Kathmandu.

We board our early flight from Lukla to Kathmandu. Upon arrival at Tribhuwan Domestic Airport, our representative will receive you to transfer you to your hotel. In the afternoon, go shopping or request us to discover Kathmandu as a guided trip at an additional cost. Trip finish.

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How much is the EBC trek package price?

It’s 9 Nights 10 Days classic ebc trek price start at US$ 750 and might reach up to US$ 1190 per person on double occupancy basis. Taking flights to and from Lukla saves your time and riding a sharing bus/jeep reduces the trip expenses. Gokyo Treks and Expedition agency notify this express ebc trek package price for 2024 and 2025 based on group size you are travelling with.

For the deluxe and luxury trek plans, we add a 3-star hotel deluxe air-conditioned room in Kathmandu and Tourist standard accommodation with an attached toilet in the possible places on trekking days. AND WE ARE OPEN TO CUSTOMIZING YOUR TOUR AND PACKAGE PRICE AS PER YOUR REQUIREMENTS.

EBC trek 9 nights 10 days package price includes:-

  • Kathmandu international airport picks up on your arrival in TIA by private car/van vehicle.
  • Single night double bedroom accommodation on a tourist standard hotel in Kathmandu valley.
  • Domestic flight tickets Kathmandu – Lukla – Kathmandu round trip with applicable domestic airport taxes
  • Require domestic airport transfer by Private vehicle as per given programs.
  • 8 Breakfast serve with a cup of tea/coffee, 8 Lunch and 7 Dinner [main course] during the Everest mountain tour.
  • Clean Guest House accommodation (common toilet basis) during the trekking days.
  • Government license holder Mountain Trekking Guide for each trek.
  • Well-paid salary, food, accommodation, and insurance of Nepalese trekking Guide.
  • Sagarmatha National Park entrance permit and Khumbu Pasang Lamu municipality entrance permit fees
  • Agency’s Certificate of Appreciation after the successful base camp trekking.
  • First aid medical kit including Oximeter to check oxygen level and Pulse rate every day to save you from higher risk.
  • In a worst case, help with all Rescue and evacuation arrangements (but not the rescue bills).
  • Nepal Government Tax, VAT, and as well as Company service charge.

Ebc 10 days hike package price excludes:

  • Lunch and Dinner during the staying in Kathmandu city.
  • Required porter to carry your luggage. (2 guest= 1 porter ratio) as each porter carry a maximum 20-kilo gram bag pack. Each porter hired in Lukla cost US$ 18 Per day including all taxes.
  • Any kinds of battery charges, laundry service, phone calls, and hot showers during the trekking.
  • Visitor’s Personal trek equipment and clothing.
  • Personal nature expenses, drinks and bar bills.
  • Travel Insurance which covers emergency Rescue and Evacuation in an emergency case.
  • Donation and monuments entrance fees.
  • Gratuities for guide [Tip is a culture, so they expect highly].

Group join

We can organize a private ebc tour or an express EBC trek 9 nights 10 days starting at any date that works for you. Please contact us for more information and a private cost quotation.

Departure Date Availability Price Book
10 May, 2024 – 18 May, 2024Available975
20 May, 2024 – 28 May, 2024Available975
10 Sept, 2024 – 18 Sept, 2024Available975
20 Sept, 2024 – 28 Sept, 2024Available975
05 Oct, 2024 – 13 Oct, 2024Available975
10 Oct, 2024 – 18 Oct, 2024Available975
20 Oct, 2024 – 28 Oct, 2024Available975
25 Oct, 2024 – 03 Nov, 2024Available975
05 Nov, 2024 – 13 Nov, 2024Available975
10 Nov, 2024 – 18 Nov, 2024Available975
20 Nov, 2024 – 28 Nov, 2024Available975
05 Dec, 2024 – 13 Dec, 2024Available975
20 Dec, 2024 – 28 Dec, 2024Available975
10 Feb, 2025 – 18 Feb, 2025Available975
20 Feb, 2025 – 28 Feb, 2025Available975
20 Mar, 2025 – 28 Mar, 2025Available975
25 Mar, 2025 – 02 Apr, 2025Available975
05 Apr, 2025 – 13 Apr, 2025Available975
10 Apr, 2025 – 18 Apr, 2025Available975
20 Apr, 2025 – 28 Apr, 2025Available975
25 Apr, 2025 – 03 May, 2025Available975

Guaranteed – Trip is Guaranteed to run.

Available – Trip is available to run if minimum group size is filled

Limited – Only few space available


Question: Do I need experience for EBC trekking 10 days?

Answer: It is suitable for tourists who can walk about 4 or 5 hours in a day, with a lightweight day pack. If you don’t have any experience, it’s okay, you can do this trek slowly adding some more days.

Question: Is pick up service available on my arrival day in Kathmandu?

Answer: Yes sure. Provide us with your flight details and request us. Our representative will come to pick up you at Kathmandu international airport to transfer your hotel to Thamel.

Question: Can I store my luggage/stuff in Kathmandu?

Answer: Yes, you can leave your luggage at your hotel or at our office. Store your stuff in the Gokyo Treks agency office for free.

Question: Is EBC trekking Safe for the Solo Female Trekkers?

Answer: Yes, this ebc trek is widely regarded as safe for solo female trekkers. However, as with any trekking adventure, it’s crucial to take precautions and remain aware of your surroundings.

Our team consists of honest and friendly guides who treat every trekker like a family member. We have been organizing treks for solo woman travelers since our establishment, ensuring their safety and enjoyment throughout the journey.

Question: What kind of accommodation can I expect on the EBC trek for 10 days?

Answer: We provide you tourist standard accommodation in Kathmandu and on trek routes. The rooms along the routes are clean with cozy beds and nice mattresses. You may rent 4 season sleeping bags for your trekking while you are in Kathmandu.

Question: What kind of food can I expect on the Everest base camp trip?

Answer: All the lodges have attached restaurants. They cook a delicious range of vegetarians such as Pasta, tuna bakes, noodles, potatoes, eggs, curry rice, bread, soups, and fresh vegetables.

Question: What opportunities will I have for a shower?.

Answer: Everest lodges offer very good showers for 24 hours but you need to pay. The cost per shower is about US$ 4.

Question: How do I get drinking water on the Everest base camp lodge tour?

Answer: You can buy either bottled water for drinking or buy aqua tabs to purify the normal water. As the normal water is available at the campsite along the way.

Question: Can I charge my digital camera or other batteries on my trip?

Answer: Everest base camp hikes for 10 days lodge trek, Yes, you can recharge the battery. We recommend you bring an extra pair in case. Remember to bring your own adapters.

Question: Are there any communication facilities?

Answer: Everest Link is an internet service provider founded in 2014 that provides high-speed internet and Wi-Fi in the Everest Region. It’s an internet provider on the ebc trail, making it the world’s tallest internet service.

If you wish to stay connected with better WIFI to your family, friends, or business, we suggest you buy Everest Link Internet. It’s better than other NETWORK connections and you can buy an Everest link card easily in the shops, hotels, or any small lodges in the Everest zone.

Question: Can I use credit cards in Basecamp Trekking?

Answer: No! You need to have a cash Nepali rupee to maintain your daily expenses en route.

Questions: How long will it take for EBC lodge treks?

Answer: Generally, the rapid trek to EBC takes 9 nights and 10 days to finish the total length of about 130 kilometers round-trip. It takes 7 days to get to Base Camp and 2 days to get back down to Lukla and Kathmandu Valley. Broken down overall into nine days of long trekking with little difficulty and three short trekking acclimatization days.

Question: When should I book my trip and what are the payment terms?

Answer: To prevent any misunderstandings, we advise booking your trip with us as early as possible. While we aim to accommodate last-minute bookings, a 15% advance deposit is necessary to secure your reservation. The remaining payment can be settled upon your arrival in Nepal.

Question: What travel permits are required for the EBC trek?

Answer: There are two different permits required for each trekking; they are pasang Lamu municipality entrance permits and Sagarmatha National Park Entrance Permit. All these permits will arrange by Gokyo treks and expedition agencies.

Question: What should my insurance policy cover during the EBC hike 10 days trek?

Answer: Travel insurance is mandatory before joining any trips with us, and you need to get your travel insurance policy before joining your trips to Nepal. Your travel insurance must cover the helicopter rescue up to 6000m altitude. It comes in handy during medical emergencies and contingency situations. It is recommended to get it from your home country. In case you haven’t bought travel insurance after arriving in Kathmandu; we can help you get one.

Question: What about guesthouse occupancy and crowd during peak season?

Answer: Oh yes, you will see many travelers from all around the world, especially in the popular Everest region during the best high season like spring and autumn. However, recently, there are many guest houses along the routes.

Question: How to prevent high altitude sickness during the EBC trek 10 days adventure?

Answer: You should never walk too quickly or too high ignoring your body’s symptoms. Proper altitude acclimatization is the best way to prevent high-altitude sickness. Listen to your body, trek step by step enjoying the best of culture and nature while giving your enough time for your body to adapt to the changing atmosphere. Drink a lot of fluid & keep your body hydrated. If symptoms like a headache, difficulty in breathing, and others occur descend to a lower altitude and take them to the hospital. If the condition worsened you will be airlifted to a hospital in Kathmandu.

Question: What happens if my scheduled flight in the Ktm-Lukla-Ktm route gets delayed or canceled?

Answer: Weather in the Himalayas is uncertain which we cannot predict. Therefore, the rate of fight delay and cancellation is high at Lukla. If this happens, you are bored on the flight tomorrow and you have to spend an extra night at Lukla (if you are returning to Ktm) at Ktm (if you are going to Lukla). Helicopter rescue can also be used, which depends on the situation. So, we recommend you allocate a couple of extra days after your Everest trek so that you will not miss your international flight back.

Question: What are alternates to fly from Kathmandu to Lukla?

Answer: The best-recommended way to go for any Everest trek is to board a Kathmandu-Lukla 33 minutes scenic mountain flight. Another available option is to drive from Kathmandu to Phaplu (a 12-hour drive) and trek for 2 days to reach Phakding. In the present day, there is also a regular jeep service from Kathmandu to Salleri.

Question: How much distance do I walk each day?

Answer: When walking/trekking in the mountains, the distance you cover each day can vary greatly due to gradient, terrain, and altitude. As such it is very hard to give specific distances for each day, however, you have to be prepared to walk for roughly about 5 hours each day.

Question: Is it possible to hire a trekking guide for ebc at Lukla Airport? how to hire a Sherpa guide at Lukla airport?

Answer: Yes of course. If you don’t want to book the complete full board package trip, you can hire our Sherpa guide to make your trek safer. However, visit a guide and porter hire or email us for your detailed travel inquiry.

Question: Do I need walking poles?

Answer: It is better to hike on my Everest trip with walking poles. Learn how to use trekking poles for balance and stability, whether on the sidewalk or on trails. Walking poles can help prevent slips and falls. They are just recommended but not compulsory.

Question: How much additional money do I need per day?

Answer: You can allocate US$ 08 – 10 for a lunch/dinner in Kathmandu and it depends on your spending habits. US$ 7 to 10 US$ each day will be enough to buy bottles of water, chocolates, tea coffee, and some drinks while you are on your trek.

EBC trek 9 nights 10 days highlights

  • Discover the best Himalayan view at 360 deg angle from Syangeboche hill station.
  • View of Khumbu Icefall, crevasses and the high Himalayan glaciers.
  • The best panorama of Mount Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse, Amadablam, Thamserku in a row.
  • Sherpa Buddhism, the Oldest monastery, Local sherpa, and their lifestyles.

Nepal EBC trek 10 days notice!

The ebc hike information stated above is just a sample guideline for national and international visitors. EBC trek package for Nepali is low-cost comparing foreign nationals because of Lukla airfare and hiking permits. Despite that, the daily travel plan is possible to modify at your request to accommodate your specific needs.

Local politics, landslides, cancellation of domestic flights, weather, transport, or a multitude of other factors that are beyond our control can result in a change of itinerary along the trip.

For a solo traveler, a twin-sharing double bedroom may not always be available as it depends upon the group members you travel to. If you have picked a twin share room while on trip booking, and if that option is not available, you should take a private room at extra cost. Or our guide can try his best in managing a private room without an extra cost if not possible. If a private room for solo travelers is not available, you should share your room with other tourists.

It is, although, very incredible that the itinerary would be widely altered. If alterations are essential the leader will decide the best alternative option, taking into consideration the best interests of the whole hiking team. When a change does occur, we do everything we can to minimize its effect, but we cannot be responsible for the results of changes or delays.

What makes EBC trek 10 days special?

Opportunities for challenging hikes and pleasant ebc tours are scattered all over this planet. You just need to know where to find them. We at Gokyo Treks and Expedition believe in quality services. Your safety and satisfaction is our concern.

We are a team of professional expert leaders who know the destination much better than others. Not only this but also we give benefits to the local communities and help to conserve natural resources which reduced costs and consumption.

Base Camp Trek Review

Short but best Hike to EBC

May 15, 2018

Ammar was agreeable to help and address questions. With the assistance of Ammar, we made an extraordinary excursion to EBC TREK with Guide and a Sherpa. They were cordial and glad to customize our journey plan at a low cost. Extraordinary organization and highly recommend to everyone.

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