Everest Base Camp Trek

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Everest Base Camp Trek

Everest Base Camp Trek Summary

    1. Everest Base Camp Trekking duration: 11 Days
    2. Group-Size: 1 – 14 People
    3. Base Camp Height: 5,550m/18,210 feet
    4. Mode of Travel: Guest house basis
    5. Trek difficulty: Easy to moderate level
    6. Trek Hours: 6 Hours daily
    7. Best Time: March, April, May, October, November and December.
    8. Meals on Trek: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner
    9. Transportation: Car/Plane/Van

Overview

The Everest Base Camp Trek is one of the most popular trekking route that takes you through the stunning landscapes of Solu-Khumbu region, including the Sagarmatha National Park. It’s a renowned adventure journey of Mount Everest, the world’s highest peak and offers breathtaking views of some of the world’s highest peaks.

They are Mount Everest, Cho Oyu, Nuptse, Amadablam, Cholatse, Tabuche, and Makalu summits with many other towering mountains of Khumbu region. However, this trek involves significant altitude gain, starting from around 2,800 meters (9,186 feet) in Lukla and reaching an elevation of 5,364 meters (17,598 feet) at Everest Base Camp. It is crucial to allow time for acclimatization and follow a slow ascent to prevent altitude sickness.

Basically, this journey usually starts and ends in Lukla airport, a town located in the Solu-Khumbu region of Nepal. And it takes around 10-14 days to complete. You’ll pass through traditional Sherpa villages, high-suspension bridges, and lush forests with alpine meadows. Traveler’s will have an opportunity to visit famous Tengboche Monastery and Namche Bazaar itself, the largest town in the Solu-Khumbu, Everest territory.

Likewise, this journey to base camp has diversity in culture and natural geography including flat ground to the high Rocky Mountains. It’s encircled by some of the most iconic Khumbu glaciers and the tallest peaks on Earth.

Gorakshep lodges

How much is the Everest Base Camp Trek Package Cost?

Mount Everest base camp trekking package cost depends upon the group size you are traveling to and the service you choose. Cost of the Everest base camp hike package plan with a Gokyo Treks local agency ranges between US$ 999 to US$ 1430. At this package price typically includes transportation, a guide, porters, hotels, food and accommodation, and hiking permit facilities.

We also have a discount deal for international group leaders. For example, if you could bring 10+ travelers (excluding you) on your trip, we treat you as a group leader. So you can hike to Everest base camp on 50% discounting on a given price.

It’s a standard trip package price for 11 days 10 nights. However, we basically arrange private trips in order to provide a better-personalized travel experience. If you are 2 trekkers for Everest Base Camp Trek Package cost US$ 1199 for 11 day private trek. We can modify trek route and price as per your wish. Get the best price list for the base camp package trek as given below.

Standard price per person for 11 days Mount Everest Base Camp Trek Package Cost.

Number of TouristPrice Per Person
1 PersonUS$ 1430
2 PersonUS$ 1199
3 PersonUS$ 1199
4 to 6 personUS$ 1145
7 to 9 PersonUS$ 1080
10 and more than 10 PersonUS$ 999

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

Everest Base Camp Trek itinerary 11 days details

This specific 11-day itinerary to Everest Base Camp differs from many other treks in the region as it directly leads up to the Khumbu Icefall. It’s crafted for global adventurers with limited time who aim to experience the breathtaking beauty of Everest Base Camp. For those seeking a more leisurely pace, this itinerary might not be ideal. If this schedule doesn’t align with your preferences, feel free to ask for a customized itinerary tailored to your needs.

01 Day Fly to Lukla airport (2,840m/9,318 feet). Trek to Phakding village (2,630m/8,629 feet), 4 hours

We do take care of local Lukla flight tickets for early departure to Lukla, Tenzing– Hillary Airport. It’s one of the most scenic highlights of taking a mountain flight to lukla sector. Most probably in a high season, Kathmandu – Lukla – Kathmandu sector flight moved via Manthali airport of Ramechap district.

Roughly thirty-five minutes short flight journey to Lukla is an exciting and adventurous. Meet our entire hiking team and walk along with the Dudh Koshi valley passing Sherpa settlement to Phakding where we stay overnight for our first night.

Lukla airport
02 Day Namche Bazaar trek (3,440m/11,286 feet). Explore Namche Bazaar, 5 hours

Trail moves from the riverbed on a left bank into the mountainside to proceed with with many high and low points; cross a stream. Walk to the Sagarmatha National Park entrance office at Monjo where everyone have to pay their entrance fee to enter the nature park. Sagarmatha National Park [SNP] is the second largest national park that covers 1,148 km2 (443 square miles), a UNESCO world heritage site in Nepal.

Namche bazaar guest houses

Furthermore, we pursue short hikes along the riverbed of this valley where the significant waterway meets each other. Traverse the Hillary bridge, and soak rising to Namche Bazar, the Sherpa settlement of Solu Khumbu.

In between, we have a first great view of Mount Everest (8,848m), Lhotse (8,516m.), and Kongde. Encompassed on three sides with mountain ranges, Namche Bazar is a focal center point of the territory for food nutriment, trekking gear, and other essential goods.

03 DayAcclimatization day! Hike to Syangeboche hill station or HEV

It’s an extra day in Namche Bazaar just for acclimatization thus, we hike to Sengboche hill station to get a perfect spot for a jaw-dropping view of the entire Mount Everest range. It’s a good idea to stretch your body and get this height before heading to base camp.

We go up to Khumjung Monastery (one of the greatest Sherpa inhabitants) disregarding the Syangeboche hill station. While you are climbing through the Syangeboche airport, you will have an astounding perspective of Mount Everest and many other highest mountains in the world.

They are Mount Ama Dablam, Mount Thamserku, Mount Nuptse, Mount Lhotse, Mount Tawche, Mount Kongde, etc. On return, hikers can visit the park museum simply over the town that displays Sherpa civilization.

Everest panorama from Sengboche hill
04 DayTengboche Monastery trekking (3,860m/12,665 feet), 6 hours

Our Journey to Tengboche Monastery trail goes ahead leaving a steep cliff dropping down to Dudh Kosi river banks. Continue to see a comprehensive view of Ama Dablam (6,812m), Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse (7855m), and Tawoche (6,501m) mountain.

In addition, you can visit Trashinga, Phunki Tenga, and reach finally the Tengboche pass. Tengboche hill station is situated above the Rhododendron forest and is best popular to get Mount Everest sunrise.

From the Tengboche viewpoint, tourists can see Tengboche Monastery where 60 lama monks are praying. Moreover, Tengboche Hill offers a clear view of sunrise and sunset at Everest combined with Ama Dablam at right.

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

Leaving Tengboche hill at the backdrop, we descend through a rhododendron forest and enter Deboche. Deboche is a tiny village stays about four guesthouses. Cross a suspension bridge at Imja River and head towards Minlinggo and enter Imjatse Valley beneath the majestic Ama Dablam, Nuptse, and Lhotse peaks.

Dingboche village

Continue to ascend to reach Dingboche village where we stay overnight in a nice guest house. Hike the Nagarjuna Peak is amazing to get a glimpse of towering mountains close by in clear weather. It’s an easy hike but as the trail is gently up, you should have some energy bars and more energy to get higher.

Nagarjuna hill station offers outstanding sights of almost the complete Khumbu mountains including Mount Makalu. It’s not MUST to hike that much higher but we believe that it helps better acclimatize to be familiar with the local climate. Chukung Ridge another popular place for short hike that provides also a majestic view of Tawoche Peak, Island Peak, Ama Dablam, Makalu..etc.

in a valley, checking RI
06 DayLobuche trek (4,910m/16,110 feet), 5 hours

It’s a majestic day that you can see Himalayan visa walking up five hundred meters. Dudh la is a small pass situated at an elevation of approximately 4,830 meters, the pass holds a pivotal place in the trekkers’ journey. It is not just a geographical landmark but also a point of reflection and acclimatization for trekkers en route to Lobuche.

Likewise, Dughla Pass is also recognized for its poignant memorials to climbers who have lost their lives on Everest and surrounding peaks. These memorials serve as a somber reminder of the challenges and risks inherent in mountaineering, enhancing the sense of reverence and humility that permeates the region.

However the journey to Lobuche offers the majestic views, challenging terrain, and sentimental memorials combine to create a unique and unforgettable experience for those who venture into the heart of Khumbu region. And of course the entire hikes is amazing having a grand view of Mount Tawache, Mount Ama Dablam, Mount Pokalde (5741m), Mount Kongma-Tse (5820m), and the Nuptse great wall.

Lobuche - Gorakshep hikes
07 DayEverest Base Camp trek (5,364m/17,599 feet). Return to Gorak Shep Lodge (5,140m/16,808 feet), 7 hours

We reach Everest Base Camp, our final trek destination today. Mount Everest base camp is located at an altitude of 17,599 feet above sea level and the distance from base camp to Everest summit is 20.5 km only.

Likewise, Lobuche to Everest base camp and back at Gorakshep hike takes about 7 hours but its gorgeous and the most rewarding section of the complete journey. Our Everest base camp trail winds up through the rocky moraine path to ebc and return to Gorakshep lodges.

 Everest base camp trek group

Furthermore, trekkers should walk over the Glacier moraine nearby Khumbu icefall. The extremely surprising view of Nuptse, Lho-La, and Khumbutse appear just next to you while walking on the Everest foothills.

Optional: EBC HIKES is an epic journey of the Everest trail. Therefore, some trekkers have their personal wishes to stay at least 1-night experience at the basecamp, Everest. In this case, the Gokyo Treks agency guides you to arrange the necessary things to rent in Gorak Shep (food, mattress, tents..etc) at an extra cost.

Have in mind that the basecamp glacier of the Himalayas moves every year. Thus, the original structure of the campsite places are drowned, sometimes dry moraine and sometimes campsite next to the river. Upon your request, we set up a tent but experience the toilet in the open sky Tourists should either rent a toilet tent while on their overnight stay.

Base camp hikes in a busy spring have crowded because of Everest climbers, so we need to check the campsite before to fix. Indeed, the trekkers should arrange special personal hiking gear and Mount Everest base camp hikes at their own risk.

08 DayGorakshep to Kala Patthar hike (5,550m/18,210 feet). Return to Pheriche (4,243m/13,917 feet), 8 hours

Hike from Gorakshep lodge to Kala Patthar hilltop, a Black stone mountain located at an altitude of 18,205 feet and is one of the best famous hill stations to watch Mountains on a sunrise. The black mountain rock Kala Patthar is also a popular place to watch the sunset on the Everest Himalayan range.

Kala Patthar sunrise view

Amazing views of Mount Pumori, Everest mountain, Mt Lingtren, mt Khumbetse, mount Nuptse, mount Lhotse, Mt. Ama Dablam, Mt. Thamserku are visible from Kala Patthar. Taking photographs, we descend downhill walking to Gorak Shep, a sandy ground where we meet the entire crew members to descend to Pheriche village. Himalayan Rescue Association Aid Post (HRA Aid post) is available at Pheriche health post where foreign volunteer doctors are providing medical treatment for tourist.

09 DayPheriche to Namche Bazaar trekking (3,440m/11,286 feet), 7 hours

Walk to Tengboche hill, located above rhododendron forest, famous for the oldest monastery of Everest. From the monastery, one can enjoy the splendid view of Ama Dablam, green hills, and pristine rivers.

Trek descends from Tyangboche to Namche Bazaar passing several tiny villages. Sanasa and Lagusasa are the most typical tiny village. You will catch the way descends from Gokyo Valley. Finally, we come to Namche Bazaar in the late afternoon.

Pheriche landscapes
10 DayNamche Bazaar to Lukla (2,840m/9,318 feet), 8 hours

It’s not the tough day hikes but truly long day. Get your guide for the last-minute Everest view while on Everest hikes. We trek downhill walking to Lukla airport with the same trail we use on our ascend.

It is the last day of our epic tour. Upon arrival at Lukla, Your guide will go to the airline ticket counter to reconfirm your return flight to Kathmandu.

Khumjung village tour
11 DayScenic flight back to Kathmandu. Trip finish !

Early morning, we take breakfast sitting on the rooftop lodge which gives you a better view of the aircraft landing and taking off. Our guide will check the flight status with the weather. We board our early plane to Kathmandu.

Upon arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport (TIA), our guide will arrange a private vehicle to transfer to your hotel, Thamel. In the afternoon, go shopping or request your trek guide to discover Kathmandu as his whole day’s salary is paid at the package price. Additionally, if you wish to visit the Kathmandu World Heritage Sites with an expert tourist guide at an additional cost?.

Lukla - Kathmandu flight

Now, the above hiking route from Kathmandu to Everest base camp trip finish. We wish you a wonderful journey.

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Cost

How much is the Everest Base Camp Trek Package Price?

11-Day Classic Everest Base Camp Trek package price start at US$ 999 and might reach up to US$ 1430 per person. It’s a standard trek price on double occupancy basis. Gokyo Treks agency announces the Everest Base Camp Trek package price for 2024 and 2025 based on group size.

However, for the deluxe and luxury trekking tour plan, we add a 3-5 star category hotel deluxe air-conditioned room in Kathmandu with a breakfast plan. Likewise, Lodge accommodation clean and comfort bedroom with attached toilet/bathroom in the possible places along the trek route. AND WE ARE OPEN TO CUSTOMIZING YOUR TOUR AND PACKAGES PRICE AS PER YOUR REQUIREMENTS.

Mount Everest base camp trek package price includes:-

  • Kathmandu domestic airport transfer however if flights via Manthali airport then sharing van transfer.
  • Lukla Domestic flight both way air fare with applicable airport taxes.
  • 11 Breakfast serve with a cup of tea/coffee, 10 Lunch and 10 Dinner [main course] during the Everest base camp trekking.
  • 10 Nights double bedroom accommodation (with a common toilet/bathroom) on trekking route.
  • License holder professional Mountain Trekking Guide for a base camp hike.
  • An assistant guide will provide for 7 plus group tourists.
  • Professional porters during the trekking (1 porter = 2 guest basis) because the porter carries a maximum of 24 kilograms of your backpack.
  • Well-paid salary, food, accommodation, and insurance of Nepalese guide and porter.
  • Everest base camp trek permit (Sagarmatha National Park permits and Khumbu Pasang Lamu municipality entrance permit fees).
  • Agency’s Duffle bag (50 liters capacity) & a trekking pole if necessary – need to return after the trek.
  • Trek completion certificate and Everest base camp trek map – keep them as souvenirs.
  • 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.

Everest base camp hiking package price excludes:-

  • Lunch and Dinner during your stay in Kathmandu city.
  • Any kinds of battery charges, laundry service, phone calls, and hot showers during the trekking.
  • Visitor Personal trekking gears and clothes.
  • Personal nature expenses, all types of drinks and bar bills.
  • Travel Insurance which covers emergency Rescue and Evacuation.
  • Kathmandu international airport transfer with a private taxi/car.
  • Hotel accommodation in Kathmandu city.
  • Any donation and monument entrance fees.
  • Gratuities for guide and porters [Tipping is a culture, so they expect highly].

Group join

We at Gokyo trek agency are conscious of your travel health seriously so our Everest base camp trek packages include 1 extra day reaching the camp. You can also hike about 50 meters above the hill just for acclimatization better in order to avoid altitude sickness. However, We can organize a private Trek starting at any date if that works for you. Please contact us for more information about your own travel plan.

Departure Date Availability Price Book
20 Apr, 2024 – 30 Apr, 2024Available1199
25 Apr, 2024 – 05 May, 2024Available1199
01 May, 2024 – 10 May, 2024Available1199
05 May, 2024 – 15 May, 2024Available1199
10 May, 2024 – 20 May, 2024Available1199
20 May, 2024 – 30 May, 2024Available1199
10 Sept, 2024 – 20 Sept, 2024Available1199
20 Sept, 2024 – 30 Sept, 2024Available1199
05 Oct, 2024 – 15 Oct, 2024Available1199
10 Oct, 2024 – 20 Oct, 2024Available1199
20 Oct, 2024 – 30 Oct, 2024Available1199
25 Oct, 2024 – 04 Nov, 2024Available1199
05 Nov, 2024 – 15 Nov, 2024Available1199
10 Nov, 2024 – 20 Nov, 2024Available1199
20 Nov, 2024 – 30 Nov, 2024Available1199
05 Dec, 2024 – 15 Dec, 2024Available1199
15 Dec, 2024 – 25 Dec, 2024Available1199
10 Feb, 2025 – 20 Feb, 2025Available1199
20 Feb, 2025 – 02 Mar, 2025Available1199
10 Mar, 2025 – 20 Mar, 2025Available1199
20 Mar, 2025 – 30 Mar, 2025Available1199
25 Mar, 2025 – 04 Apr, 2025Available1199
05 Apr, 2025 – 15 Apr, 2025Available1199
10 Apr, 2025 – 20 Apr, 2025Available1199

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: What is Mount Everest and where is Mount Everest located?.

Answer: Mount Everest is a big rock of granite. It is the top first tallest mountain on Earth.

Mt. Everest is located in the Mahalangur extent range of the Great Himalayas. Mount Everest rises up exactly on the borderline of Nepal and Tibet (27°59′ North latitude, 86°55′ East longitudes) in the southern part of Asia. Mount Everest is commonly known as Sagarmatha in Nepali.

Question: Do I need experience for the Everest Base Camp lodge trek?.

Answer: Actually doesn’t require special experience to complete the Everest Base Camp lodge trekking. Indeed, if you are traveling solo, we suggest you practice carrying your lightweight day pack for about 2-3 hours every day. Single lady travel solo to base camp is also very safe. We have been organizing the trek even for solo female travelers since it’s establishment.

Traveling solo is often a bit complicated finding the lodges en route. That’s why we suggest you join our trip at least with two travelers. Traveling with 2 people is much easier finding rooms and also sharing the price of a guide and porters is always a great thing to save on the journey.

Question: Is pick up service for my Everest trek available on my arrival day in Kathmandu?.

Answer: Yes sure. You need to write to us with your arrival flight details including landing time. Our representative will come to pick up you at Kathmandu international airport to transfer you to your hotel.

Question: What kind of accommodation can I expect?.

Answer: We provide you with tourist standard accommodation in Kathmandu and in base camp trek routes. The rooms are clean with a cozy bed with a nice mattress. Guesthouses will not provide a blanket, so we suggest you rent four-season sleeping bags for yourself while you are in Kathmandu. However, we can also add Everest base camp comfort trek package if you are interested in additional cost.

Question: What kind of foods can I expect in the express base camp trails?.

Answer: Every lodges they have an attached restaurant. They cook a yummy – delicious range of vegetarian meals such as noodles, Pasta, tuna bakes, potatoes, eggs, bread, soups, rice curry, and fresh vegetables. Non-vegetarian meals are not healthy as the meat carried from Salleri with an open bamboo basket spends several days. Therefore, we don’t recommend you eat meats along the base camp trek as they are dirty and infected by massive bacteria and parasite.

Question: How long to get to Everest base camp?

Answer: All things considered, it takes somewhere in the range of 11 and 14 days to travel full circle to Everest Base Camp. The vast majority of travelers will do it in 11 days: 8 days to climb from Lukla airport to Everest Base Camp and afterward, 4 days to travel back to Lukla.

Question: What opportunities will I have for a shower along with the hike to Everest base camp?.

Answer: Outside the lodges, cold showers are available at the local tap free of charge for all guests. However, opting for a hot shower inside the lodge will incur a fee of approximately 400 to 500 Rupees per use.

Question: How do I get drinking water?.

Answer: Hiking Mount Everest base camp places stays hotels and shops where you can able to buy mineral water and you can buy it for drinking. But however, we advise against buying mineral water in plastic bottles, as currently there are no provisions for disposing of these. Instead, please bring AQUA Tablets to purify water taken from the Normal tap. Normal water is available at the campsite along the hiking trail.

Question: Can I charge Mobile – digital camera or other battery en route?.

Answer: During the Lodge Everest Base Camp Tour, there are often changing stations. So, you can recharge, your mobile devices and camera battery. However, we recommend you bring an extra pair in case. Remember to bring your charging adapters.

Question: Is it possible to stay overnight at the base camp? What would be the options?.

Answer: Yes, it is possible to stay overnight at Everest Base Camp on your journey at your own cost renting gear at Gorakshep Lodge. Actually, we do have another itinerary to make this happen to stay overnight at Everest Base Camp. Staying overnight at base camp is recommended during May and June months. You will get a chance to meet world-class Everest climbers and the base camp is colorful and crowded at night.

Question: What should my insurance policy cover during Everest Base Camp Treks?.

Answer: Travel insurance is mandatory before joining any trip booking with us. And you need to get your travel insurance policy before joining your trips to Nepal. Your basecamp travel insurance must cover the helicopter rescue up to 5,500 meters 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? we can help you to purchase the right one on your arrival in Nepal.

Question: What about guesthouses 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. So, everyone can get a good place to stay overnight.

Question: How to trek to Everest base camp

Answer: Our ebc hike takes about 14 days from Kathmandu to EBC and returns. If you fly into and out of the mountain airstrip of Lukla and take the normal route to base camp. You should allow 2 or 3 days on top of this for travel days to reach Kathmandu and get over jet lag and explore the city. It also helps you to reschedule the Lukla flights in case of bad weather.

Question: How to prevent altitude sickness at the Everest Base Camp Treks?.

Answer: Many tourists have similar thoughts – about how to hike to Mt Everest base camp safely. You should never walk too quickly or too high to neglect your body’s symptoms. Proper altitude acclimatization is the best way to prevent high-altitude sickness. Listen to your body, trek gradually enjoying the best of culture and nature while giving 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 taken to the hospital if there is any chance. Otherwise, if the condition goes critical you will be airlifted to the hospital in Kathmandu. Of course, the guest must pay the bills, that’s why we suggest you to hikes with travel insurance.

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

Answer: Everest Base Camp weather is uncertain which we cannot predict. Therefore, the rate of fight delay and cancellation is high at Lukla. If this happens, you will be boarded 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. We recommend you allocate a couple of extra days after your Everest trek. So, you will not miss your international flight back.

Question: What are alternates to flying from Kathmandu to Lukla airport?.

Answer: The best-recommended way to go for any Everest trek is to board a Kathmandu-Lukla 35 minutes scenic mountain flight. Another available option is to drive from Kathmandu to Phaplu (12 hours full-day drive) and trek for 2 days more just to reach Chaurikharka. In the present day, there is a local regular jeep service from Kathmandu to Salleri – Kathmandu. Some trekkers go Phaplu to Everest base camp trek avoiding flying from Kathmandu to Lukla because of air traffic hold problem.

Question: Is there any possibility to explore the Everest base camp by helicopter tour?.

Answer: Yes. If you wish to fly to get higher to the Everest base camp by helicopter , we have a special mountain flight tour by helicopter that fleets every morning. It departs from Kathmandu airport in the morning time.

Question: Are there any communication facilities on Journey to Everest Base Camp?

Answer: Everest Link is an internet service provider founded in 2014 that provides high-speed internet and Wi-Fi in the Everest Region. It is the only internet provider at the Base Camp 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 Everest base camp tours?.

Answer: No. Actually, for the trek route, you need to have only cash Nepali rupees.

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

Answer: Because our trips book up months in advance, we advise booking early to avoid any confusion with the Lukla flight timing schedule. But of course, we try our best to make every effort to accommodate last-minute bookings.

And regarding the deposit, we prefer a 15% advance trip deposit in order to confirm your booking before your arrival in Nepal. The remaining part of the payment, you can pay us at the office on your arrival in Kathmandu.

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: Who will carry my luggage on my Everest trip?.

Answer: As a responsible trekking tour agency, we offer porters to carry your luggage, with each porter handling a maximum of 24 kilograms of backpack weight, accommodating 2 guests with 12 kilograms each on a 1:1 porter basis. Should you opt for a private porter, it’s available at an additional cost for porter hire.

Question: How much distance do I walk every day on trekking to base camp Everest or can I go to Everest base camp?.

Answer: The distance you cover each day can vary greatly due to sloping terrain, and higher altitude. It is very difficult to give specific distances for each day, however, you should prepare to hike for about 5 hours daily. There are two prime seasons for traveling to Everest Base Camp pre and post-storm, which are March-May and October to November. It’s additionally possible to hike outside of these months however they would be the most well-known occasions because of the climate. So there we have it, that is how hard – or simple – it is to trip to Everest Base Camp.

Question: Do I need walking poles? Are they necessary on my Everest trip?

Answer: It is better to hike 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: Is there any chance to hire a mountain trekking guide and porters at Lukla Airport?.

Answer: Yes, it is also possible. We recommended hiring a local guide or joining a trekking group, as the trail often difficult to navigate in some sections, and a local guide can provide valuable information and support. If you don’t like to book our full board package trip, you can book a partial service like Hire a guide and porters for your hike to Everest base camp as our expert mountain Sherpa guide will make your supreme holiday unforgettable.

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.

Incredible Everest Base Camp Trek highlights

  • Experience the local culture and flora, and fauna in Sagarmatha National Park.
  • Visit to the Everest View Hotel (HEV) is like a dream for travelers.
  • Walk to the Sengboche and Kala Patthar hill station to see enormous mountain views.
  • Khumjung village (12,434 feet) marked the highest Human settlements in Nepal and in the world.
  • Tengboche Monastery – ancient monastery in Khumbu Territory, home of 60 Monks.
  • Study the best range of mountains at 360 degree angle from Popular hilltops while you on hikes.
  • Incredible view of Mount Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse, Amadablam, Thamserku, and many other towering peaks.
  • Khumbu Glacier and the Icefall – get to know the glacier trail, Moraine, Landslides, and crevasses.
  • Sherpa Buddhism, Antique Buddhist monastery, Indigenous Sherpa, and their way of living.

Best time for Mount Everest base camp trekking

The best time to hike to Everest Base Camp in Nepal is during the pre-monsoon (spring) and post-monsoon (autumn) seasons. These seasons offer favorable weather conditions, clear skies, and stable climate temperatures, makes an ideal for trekking in the Everest region. Find the specific months to consider are as follows:

Spring Season (March to May):

Spring season is one of the best times to trek to Everest Base Camp. At spring months the climate is typically mild and stable, with clear skies and moderate temperatures. Pine and Rhododendron forests along the trail are in full bloom, creating a beautiful landscape. However, it’s the best popular trekking season, so expect more crowds on the trail especially from Lukla to Base CAMP.

Autumn Season (September to November):

Another excellent time to visit Everest Base Camp. Usually, the weather is dry and stable also, with clear visibility and pleasant temperatures during the day & night. Mountain views are spectacular, and the trail is also crowded similar to the spring season.

Autumn season hiking is considered the high trekking season in Nepal. It’s worth noting that weather conditions in the mountains stays unpredictable. So it’s essential to prepare well for potential changes in weather patterns and temperature variations.

Monsoon Season (June to August)

Monsoon season starts from June to August. Due to heavy rainfall, poor visibility, and increased risk of landslides in the Everest region, we won’t advise to hike to base camp in those months. Lukla flights often get canceled because of awful weather visibility. All in all, taking a flight to lukla and trek further to base camp are not a good idea to trek in Monsoon.

Winter season (December to February)

Similarly, winter months starts from December to February and trek to base camp is extremely cold, with harsh weather conditions. From Landing at Lukla to the Everest foothill often gets snowy and often Icey therefore there will be a limited teahouse availability along the base camp trail. However, you should have proper hiking gears if you wish to hike.

In general, planning your trek to Everest Base Camp during the spring or autumn season is the best comparing the other months. In those Autumn and spring season will provide you with the best chances of enjoying favorable weather, stunning views, and a memorable trekking experience..etc.

Mount Everest base camp trek difficulty.

The Everest Base Camp Trek in Nepal is consider a moderate to challenging trek, as it involves hiking for several hours each day at high altitudes. This covers a distance of approximately 120 km and can take anywhere from 11 to 14 days to complete, depending on the pace of the trekker.

A trek to base camp is physically demanding, with steep ascents and descents, and some days require several hours of continuous hiking. High altitude and thin air can also pose challenges, as they can cause symptoms such as altitude sickness, headaches, fatigue, and shortness of breath.

However, the trip to base camp difficulty level can vary greatly depending on the individual’s level of fitness and hiking experience. Some people find the trek to be relatively easy, while others may struggle with the physical demands of the trail. It’s important to be adequately prepared for the trek, both mentally and physically, and to have the proper equipment. Additionally, it also requires proper preparation with enough acclimatization, packing appropriate gear, and acclimatizing responsibly.

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Reach the base camp of Everest and back to Kathmandu options

Runway at Lukla is a gateway point to begin your journey to Mount Everest. Your journey will conduct from Lukla airport and ends after flying out to Kathmandu from Lukla airstrips. In addition, you can also drive to Okhaldhunga Bazaar and to the Salleri/Phaplu Bazaar of the Everest region and return by flying from Lukla. Overland drive from Kathmandu Valley to Phaplu, Salleri takes about 10 hours with a local jeep drive.

Nepal’s number-first and most popular Mount Everest base camp tour is the most exciting trek route in the Himalayas. Tourists can hike the base camp either by crossing the Chola pass – the adventure pass or from the Chukhung Valley crossing after the Kongmala pass. Both two routes are often adventures in the winter months. Thus, travelers use to follow the classical easy route via the Dughla pass.

New explorers especially the luxurious client choose an easy method to visit Everest Base Camp with a helicopter landing charter flight. But to the lack of oxygen and the absence of proper acclimation, the proportion of Everest base camp trek deaths is getting higher for a couple of years. However, if you have a wish to trek all the way to Everest Base Camp Trek with Helicopter Return from Gorak Shep to Lukla, it would be amazing.

Therefore, our program dependably incorporates rest days and develops inch by inch, so tourists can adapt to the Mount Everest base camp height properly. Along with base camp climbing, you can hike at your very own pace, with a lot of stops for rest.

Everest base camp hike

Lukla Domestic Flights

This is the most helpful approach to travel, but it’s costly for a local domestic flight is quite standard. Nepal has a considerable amount of air terminals all throughout the nation, so it’s not very hard to get around if you need to fly.

Likewise, flying to Lukla airport for the Everest trek in the high season is very difficult to get air tickets as they sold out months in advance. Moreover, every tour agencies and the airline office have a big pressure to add more flights every day.

Most likely, we use Summit Air and Sita Air tickets for our guests as we have a very good business relationship with managers. Guests can choose to fly with Tara/yeti Airlines or Nepal Airlines if they want.

If you have loads of money to toss around, you can fly using a private helicopter. They are commonly used in Nepal to convey supplies to mountains and transport well-off individuals. Be that as it may, at that point you’re taking a gander at a large number of dollars for an outing.

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Everest base camp trek map

Having a trekking map is very important to make your trip knowledgeable and unforgettable. It helps each and every village, multiple trekking trails, river gorges, peaks, and their correct heights. Thus, book your trip now with us and get a free Everest base camp trek map. It’s about 1:125,000 series comprehensive trekking map published by Himalayan Map House, Kathmandu.

Everest base camp trek map

Notice for exceptional Everest base camp trekking in the Himalayas.

We wish to notify you that during the high season for trekking, which typically falls in October, November, March, April, and sometimes extends until early May, there will not be direct flights available from Kathmandu to Lukla. This inconvenience arises due to the significant air traffic congestion in the skies over Kathmandu.

In response to this challenge, the Civil Aviation Authority of Nepal (CAAN) has taken the decision to reroute all flights bound for Lukla through Manthali Airport, situated in the Ramechap district. Manthali Airport is approximately 5 hours away from Kathmandu’s airport.

This measure has been implemented to ensure a smoother and safer travel experience for all passengers heading to Lukla during the high trekking season. While the alternative route may add some additional travel time, it is a necessary step to address the air traffic situation and enhance overall aviation safety. We appreciate your understanding and cooperation in this matter.

Likewise, the Everest Basecamp trek information is just a standard template guideline. As the base camp sits at 5,364 meters, it’s still high enough for you to feel the effects of altitude mountain sickness. Thus, you should prepare very well before setting out on your base camp adventure in Nepal.

Have in mind that Everest base camp trek cost for Indians is cheaper because of Lukla airfare and SAARC citizens Trek permits. Be that as it may, the basecamp Everest tour itinerary plan is possible to modify as per your requirements. Local politics, landslides, cancellation of local flights, weather, transport, or a multitude of other factors that are not in our control can result in a change of itinerary during travel.

It is an incredible itinerary, so if alterations are necessary the leader will decide the best alternative option, taking into consideration the best interests of the whole group. 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 Everest Base Camp Trek special?”

The Everest Base Camp Trek is a truly unique and special experience that combines physical challenge, cultural immersion, and breathtaking scenery to create an iconic journey that is truly unforgettable. It’s not just a physical challenge, but also a mental and emotional one. Additionally, it will help you develop a deeper appreciation for the natural world and will provide you with a sense of personal growth and accomplishment.

We at Gokyo Treks and Expedition believe in quality services. First safety and success satisfaction is our prime concern. Gokyo agency is a team of professional, experienced, well-trained, and licensed local guides who know where to go and how to stay safe. Not only this but also we give benefits to the local society and help to conserve natural resources which reduces costs and usage.

Everest Base Camp Trek Review

EBC TREK with best guide Kamal

Rated 5.0 out of 5
September 12, 2022

Ammar’s friendly demeanor and willingness to assist made all the difference in planning our trip. Thanks to his help, we had a wonderful EBC TREK experience with a knowledgeable guide and a helpful porter. They were both friendly and open to customizing our trek to suit our preferences, all at an affordable price. We couldn’t have asked for a better company to journey with, and we highly recommend their services.

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Response from Gokyo Treks Nepal

Dear Peter Boch,

Your review has filled us with absolute delight! We emphasize that client satisfaction is our utmost priority and express our sincere gratitude for the kind words and appreciation.

Your appreciation motivates us to continually strive for excellence in delivering exceptional mountain adventures. We eagerly look forward to welcome you on another remarkable trip in the near future.

Your return will be a true pleasure for us. And we say thank you choosing our services and assure you that we are always available to assist with any questions or assistance needed.

Warm regards, Ammar Guni

Everest Base Camp Trek with Bishnu Guide

Rated 5.0 out of 5
March 27, 2022

We have booked Everest base camp trek with a Gokyo Treks and Expedition, a local agency in Nepal. Like other trekking, we choose a guide Bishnu Panday for our Everest holiday. Although it is a peak season there were very less trekkers in the region because of covid-19 travel restrictions.

Ammar, owner of the agency was friendly and answered all of my questions, and offered a cheaper deal to us. Luckily we had good weather, a perfect Lukla flight, and also from base camp, we achieved the most amazing view of Khumbu Icefall and little stone stupas, an open memorial park of death climbers.

Besides of trekking, Ammar took us to the world heritage sites of Kathmandu. Thanks, Ammar for arranging a great trip for us. We are hoping to be back for next adventure in the coming spring season in Nepal. – Martha Kipar, Garmisch, Germany

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Thank you Martha Kipar for Everest base camp trekking with Gokyo Treks & Expedition agency.

Base Camp Trek was great

Rated 5.0 out of 5
March 17, 2022

My husband and I had an immensely enjoyable experience during our first-time trek to Everest Base Camp. What impressed us the most was that the journey wasn’t overly challenging, allowing us to savor the beauty of the mountains and encounter some delightful wildlife along the way. The picturesque vistas left us in awe, making it a truly memorable and fulfilling EBC tour.

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Willhim and Leonard Tan, Singapore

Response from Gokyo Treks Nepal

Dear Willheim L.,

Your review has filled us with absolute delight! Your satisfaction is our top priority, and we are thrilled to learn that you had a wonderful experience with our services. Your kind words mean the world to us, and we are sincerely grateful for your appreciation.

Your words of encouragement serve as a powerful motivation for us to continue delivering exceptional Himalayan adventures. We eagerly await the opportunity to serve you again on another remarkable trip in the near future. Your return will be a true pleasure for our team.

Thank you once again for choosing us and for sharing such positive feedback. Should you have any further questions or require any assistance, please do not hesitate to reach out to us.

Warm regards, Ammar

Highly recommended agency

Rated 5.0 out of 5
February 1, 2020

We have done 2 treks with Ammar and his crew. Our guide, Som, was fantastic and the porters happy and reliable. Ammar is great to deal with. We are coming again next year and will use Gokyo Treks. Dr Rob H Australia

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Thank you dear Robert Hilton for your tme to post a review. Hoping to serve you again.

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