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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 – 20 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. Transport: Car/Plane/Bus

Overview

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.

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

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

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

ebc hike altitude meter Gokyo treks

Hike the ebc tour is an exciting adventure and 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. The winter trail to ebc is frozen and sleepy, clear climate all day but only the bravest travelers can hike. The moraine and the 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. Trekking in late January until the end of February, the weather is not clear, and cloudy, and snowstorms so not very good to hike. The weather is extremely cold and the hiking route is frozen and the chances of affects altitude mountain sickness highly.

How much does for EBC Package Trip Cost?

EBC trek cost depends upon the month and the group size you are coming with. The EBC Trip Package cost with a Gokyo Treks Agency (a local tour agency in Nepal) ranges between US$ 750 to US$ 1025. Commonly, the ebc trek price will depend upon the group size you are traveling to and the service you choose.

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 the park permit fee.

It is the standard trip package price for 10 days and 9 nights. If you are 2 hikers ebc hike cost US$ 899 for 10 days trek. We can adapt the hiking route and price as per your wishes. Here is the price list for the EBC treks.

Price Per Person for 10 days for base camp trekking

Number of TouristPrice Per Person
1 PersonUS$ 1025
2 PersonUS$ 899
3 PersonUS$ 890
4 to 6 personUS$ 835
7 to 9 PersonUS$ 795
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.

Itinerary

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, Tribhuwan 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, dawn 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 (2,886m/9,469 feet). Trek to Bengkar Lodges (2,698m/8,822 feet), 3/4 hours

We take an early flight from Kathmandu to Lukla airport, 135 kilometers. Have a delicious breakfast in a Buddha Lodge. Meet the entire crew and commence the trek to Bengkar village (2,660 m). Leaving Lukla bazaar, we walk with following a gentle ascent up the mountainside on the bank of Dudh Koshi river. Pass the several Sherpa settlements to reach the destination Bengkar. The distance from Lukla to Bengkar is 11 kilometers that we cover in 6 hour walk. We stay in a lodge at Bengkar village.

Lukla airport

03 Day Namche Bazaar Trek (3,440m/11,286 feet), 4/5 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 11,283 feet, a center point for selling grains, trekking gear, and other necessary stuff. The distance from Bengkar to Namche hotel is 8 kilometers. Check in the hotel, leave your gear, and have lunch.

Hike the Khumjung village (3,789m/12,431 feet), 3/4 hours

Later Lunch, we initiate the climb to the Sengboche airstrip at 3,790 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 Kwangde 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 hike (3,867m/12,687 feet), 5/6 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 12,468 feet. The monastery is the largest gompa in the Khumbu region of Nepal.

05 DayDingboche village trek (4,260m/13,977 feet), 6/7 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 (4,930m/16,175 feet), 5/6 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 a lunch at the Dughla guest house which is situated at an altitude of 4,595 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, 8/9 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 Gorekshep for a quick breakfast. Continue our journey further to the legendary Everest foothill, commonly spoken ebc. 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), 8/9 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 (2,886m/9,469 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 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 to your hotel. In the afternoon, go shopping or request us to discover Kathmandu as a guided trip on an additional cost. Trip finish.

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Cost

How much is EBC trek 9 days cost?

The 9 days EBC track is a very tough best for professional visitors. However, the EBC trek 9 days price starts from US$ 899 is the standard trek price on double occupancy basis. 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 while on a trek to possible places. AND WE ARE OPEN TO CUSTOMIZING YOUR TOUR AND PACKAGE PRICE AS PER YOUR REQUIREMENTS. International tour leaders are highly encouraged to get discounts and attractive complimentary.

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, 8 Lunch, and 7 Dinner during the trekking days in 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.
  • Nepal Government Tax, VAT, and as well as Company service charge.

Ebc 10 days hike package price excludes:

  • Nepal entry visa fees.
  • 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 hire in Lukla cost US$ 18 Per day including all tax.
  • Any kinds of battery charges, laundry service, phone calls, and hot showers during the trekking.
  • Visitor’s Personal trek equipments and clothing.
  • Personal nature expenses, all types of 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].
  • Other things which are not mentioned above

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 Availbility Price Book
20 Nov, 2022 – 28 Nov, 2022Avaiable899
05 Dec, 2022 – 13 Dec, 2022Avaiable899
20 Dec, 2022 – 28 Dec, 2022Avaiable899
10 Feb, 2023 – 18 Feb, 2023Avaiable899
20 Feb, 2023 – 28 Feb, 2023Avaiable899
20 Mar, 2023 – 28 Mar, 2023Avaiable899
25 Mar, 2023 – 02 Apr, 2023Avaiable899
05 Apr, 2023 – 13 Apr, 2023Avaiable899
10 Apr, 2023 – 18 Apr, 2023Avaiable899
20 Apr, 2023 – 28 Apr, 2023Avaiable899
25 Apr, 2023 – 03 May, 2023Avaiable899
10 May, 2023 – 18 May, 2023Avaiable899
20 May, 2023 – 28 May, 2023Avaiable899
10 Sept, 2023 – 18 Sept, 2023Avaiable899
20 Sept, 2023 – 28 Sept, 2023Avaiable899
05 Oct, 2023 – 13 Oct, 2023Avaiable899
10 Oct, 2023 – 18 Oct, 2023Avaiable899
20 Oct, 2023 – 28 Oct, 2023Avaiable899
25 Oct, 2023 – 03 Nov, 2023Avaiable899
05 Nov, 2023 – 13 Nov, 2023Avaiable899
10 Nov, 2023 – 18 Nov, 2023Avaiable899

Guaranteed – Trip is Guaranteed to run.

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

Limited – Only few space available

FAQ

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: Absolutely. Nepal is a safe country to travel to for solo travelers; this trek is perfectly safe for solo female trekkers. We have been organizing the trek even for solo female travelers to be since its establishment.

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: Our base camp trip book up months in advance. We recommend booking early to avoid any kind of hassle at the last minute. We will, of course, make every effort to accommodate last-minute bookings.

And regarding the deposit, we prefer a 20% advance deposit of the total price of the trip in order to confirm your reservation before you arrive in Nepal. And the rest of the payment, you pay us on your arrival in Nepal.

Question: What travel permits are required for 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 (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 to manage you 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

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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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