Everest Base Camp Trek

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Everest Base Camp Trek

Everest Base Camp Trek Summary

    1. Trek duration: 11 Nights 12 Days
    2. Group-Size: 1 – 20 People
    3. Base Camp Height: 5,545m/18,132 feet
    4. Trip Mode: Guest house basis
    5. Trek difficulty: Easy to moderate difficulty
    6. Trekking Hour: 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/bus

Overview

The Mount Everest base camp trek route follows the footsteps of Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Sherpa. Mount Everest Base Camp is encircled by some of the most iconic Khumbu glaciers and the tallest peaks on Earth. Trek to Everest Base Camp, conquer high passes and glaciers and experience the mountain Sherpa villages with panoramic views.

Planing the base camp Everest hike is awesome, as the distance from Kathmandu to Everest Base Camp is 144 km straight line. Black stone mountain – Kala Patthar is located at an altitude of 18,205 feet and is one of the best famous hill stations to watch Mountains. They are Mount Everest, Cho Oyu, Nuptse, Amadablam, Cholatse, Tabuche, and Makalu summits with many other towering mountains on the horizon.

Everest’s elevation (8,848m/29,030 feet) is the most well-known trek in the world with spectacular scenery around some of the highest mountains. Along the base camp trekking, you can view the dazzling landscapes, villages, rivers, and Buddhist monasteries. Furthermore, this Everest base camp trek 12 days has a great opportunity to experience the local sherpa hospitality while staying at their modern lodges.

Gorakshep lodges

Moreover, Everest Icefall with a huge ice pinnacle towering to unbelievable height before reaching the Base camp. The trek is reasonable for all-age walkers searching for something somewhat more difficult and vigorous. Travelers walk in-depth of Sagarmatha national park, to touch Everest foothills. It’s the Sagarmatha national park and is listed in UNESCO world heritage sites in Nepal.

Hiking the Everest base camp is located in the central but eastern part of Kathmandu, the capital of Nepal. Nepal is a small country but it has diversity in culture and natural geography including flat ground to the high Rocky Mountains. It is the country of Lord Buddha and Mt Everest is 8,848 meters above sea level.

Kala Patthar sunrise view

How difficult is the Everest base camp trek? or is the Everest base camp trek difficult?.

Despite the tough Himalayan landscape of the Khumbu valley, it has got a moderate excursion review. As Khumbu Everest Landscape comprises hills and level grounds, you will, for the most part, ascend and descend on trekking in a moderate level of difficult terrain. It helps you with adequate acclimatization time.

Book your trip with a Gokyo Treks agency and get a confirmation of a good guide, is the most comprehensive to find all the information you need to trek safely and successfully. Reaching the Base Camp is a moderate trek difficulty that has become the destination goal of each trekker. Hardness is to climb Everest base camp is depends upon the month you visit.

Hikes in January and February months are quiet adventures as the trail gets wet and icy often. Especially the base camp trail is covered with snow and tourist often can’t see the right path to go and the crevasse so naturally, it’s difficult. Thus, hire our local expert sherpa Guide who makes your dream change to reality.

Lobuche to base camp trek

Everest base camp trek map

Having trek map is very important to make your trip knowledgable and safe. 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 a 1:125,000 series comprehensive trekking map published by Himalayan Map House, Kathmandu.

Everest base camp trek map

How to go and back to base camp Everest?

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 9/10 hours with a local jeep drive.

Nepal’s number first 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 Chhukung 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.

Afew 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 wish to trek all the way to Everest Base Camp Trek with Helicopter Return from Gorekshep to Lukla.

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

Why base camp trek 12 days?

The base camp of Everest is the most demanding and everyone’s dream trip to visit. My Everest base camp trekking ascends the Khumbu valley on well-formed trails that provide foot access across the Sherpa villages. It is the most popular epic trek in Nepal. We have several other treks that also visit together with the Base Camp.

Our program always includes the rest days and builds up gradually, to acclimatize to the altitude. Along the trek route, you can walk at your own pace, with plenty of stops for rest. It helps your body and soul to acclimatize properly and is possible in all months of the year.

Lukla Domestic Flights

This is the most helpful approach to travel, but the most costly about $185 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.

Go with trained Guide and professional porters

Our staff is committed to making sure your journey to basecamp is a safe and memorable one. Every two guests is a one porter ratio or each Tourist have a 12-kilogram maximum luggage basis to ensure a comfortable trek. And all of our trek leader guides are responsible and receive medical and mountaineering training to make sure your experience is pleasant. We do provide safety equipment and bring necessary medical supplies on each trip for them.

trek to Everest

How much is the Everest Base Camp Trek Package Cost?

Mount Everest base camp trek cost depends upon the group size you are traveling to and the service you choose. The cost of the Everest Base Camp Trip Package with a Gokyo Treks local agency ranges between US$ 1095 to US$ 1550. Have in mind that the rapid Everest base camp trekking cost for Nepali is cheaper because of Lukla airfare and Everest hiking permits.

We also have a discount deal for international group leaders. Trek group leader who collects 10+ foreigners for hiking in Everest together, we offer 10th person – group leader to climb mount Everest base camp for free of cost.

The given Base camp hike is the standard trip package price for 12 days and 11 nights. If you are 2 trekkers for Everest Base Camp Trek Package cost US$ 1250 for a 12 days private trek. We can modify the trek route and price as per your wish. Get the best price list for the base camp package trek as given below.

Price Per Person for 12 days hikes in mount Everest territory.

Number of TouristPrice Per Person
1 PersonUS$ 1550
2 PersonUS$ 1250
3 PersonUS$ 1250
4 to 6 personUS$ 1190
7 to 9 PersonUS$ 1150
10 and more than 10 PersonUS$ 1095

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 12 days details

Hike to Everest Base Camp or hike the base camp is conceivable to finish within 12 days 11 nights as an ordinary plan. You can likewise add 1 day to make it an unwind and agreeable trek. Previously mentioned Everest Base Camp climbing is contrasting with most hikes in the Khumbu locale paving the way to the base camp.

The specific course is intended for world explorers who wish the base camp to climb the tremendous mountain but are limited time-wise. Backpackers, who wish to achieve the Everest base camp in a progressively loosened way can attempt this trek nevertheless if this schedule isn’t fit you. request us for a customized itinerary.

01 Day Arrival day in Kathmandu valley, Nepal.

Landing in Kathmandu at Tribhuwan International Airport on your arrival day. So we will meet and greet you and drop you at your hotel in Kathmandu. Our representative will brief you on Everest base camp trek information and further programs.

02 Day Early morning fly to Lukla airport (2,860m/9,383 feet). Bengkar Trek (2,698m/8,822 feet), 5 hours

We do take care the Lukla flight tickets early departure from Kathmandu to Lukla, Tenzing– Hillary Airport. Later breakfast, conducts the Base camp Everest treks. One of the most beautiful highlights of the base camp trek is a scenic mountain flight from Kathmandu – Lukla – the Kathmandu sector. Roughly thirty-five minutes short flight journey to Lukla or return is exciting and adventurous. Meet the entire hiking team and walk along with the Dudh Koshi valley passing Sherpa villages to Phakding and Bengkar Lodges.

Lukla airport
03 Day Namche Bazaar trek (3,440m/11,286 feet), Explore Namche Bazaar, 6 hours

The trail moves from the riverbed on the left bank into the mountainside. We proceed with the trail with many high and low points; cross a stream, and walk to Monjo village. Walk through the Sagarmatha National Park entrance office where every tourist including Nepali guide – porters have to pay entrance permit fees.

Namche bazaar guest houses

Furthermore, we pursue short hikes along the riverbed of this valley where the significant waterway meets other. Traverse the Hillary bridge, the trek begins to soak rising to Namche Bazar, the Sherpa settlement of Solu Khumbu. In transit, we have a great perspective of Mount Everest (8,848m), Lhotse (8,516m.), and Kwangde. Encompassed on three sides with mountain ranges, Namche Bazar is a focal center point of the territory for nourishment, trekking gears, and other essential goods.

04 Day Syangeboche hill station hiking to get best view in 360 deg angle.

It’s an extra day in Namche Bazaar for acclimatization. Hike to Sengboche hill station, a perfect spot for a jaw-dropping view of the Mount Everest range. It’s a good idea to get this height before heading to base camp. We go up to Khumjung Monestry (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 Kwangde, etc. On return, Tripper can visit the park museum simply over the town that displays Sherpa civilization.

Everest panorama
05 DayTengboche Monastery trekking (3,867m/12,687 feet), 6 hours

The journey to Tengboche Monastery trail goes ahead leaving a steep cliff dropping down the 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 Tengboche Monastery. Tengboche hill station is situated above the Rhododendron forest and is best popular to get Mount Everest sunrise. At the Tengboche pass or Tengboche viewpoint, tourists can see monasteries where lama monks are praying. Moreover, Tengboche hill offers a clear view of sunrise and sunset at Everest combine with Ama Dablam at right.

Tengboche monastery
06 DayDingboche village trek (4,260m/13,977 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. Continue to ascend to reach Dingboche village where we stay overnight in a nice guest house.

Dingboche village
07 DayDingboche village day tour. Roughly about 5/6 hours hike to Nagarjuna peak 16,000 feet.

Today, we acclimatize at Dingboche to be familiar with the local climate. Today, we hike to Nagarjuna peak located at an altitude of 16,000 feet for better acclimatization. Nagarjuna hill station offers outstanding sights of almost the complete Khumbu mountains including mount Makalu. It’s an easy hike but as the trail is gently up. Chukung ridge provides a majestic view of Tawoche peak, Island peak, Ama Dablam, Makalu..etc. In the late afternoon, we return to our Dingboche lodges and take a rest.

in a valley, checking RI
08 DayLobuche trek (4,930m/16,175 feet.), 4/5 hours

It is our turn to head towards Lobuche from Dingboche which is situated at a four or five hours of walking distance. Another best-view trail to get a grand view of Mount Tawache, Mount Ama Dablam, Mount Pokalde (5741m), Mount Kongma-tse (5820m), and the Nuptse great wall.

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

We reach at Everest Base Camp, our final trek destination today. Mount Everest base camp is located at an altitude of 17,540 feet above sea level. The height of the Everest base camp is tand on the glacier moraine, the distance from the Everest base camp to the summit is 20.5 km only. Likewise, Lobuche to base camp and back at Gorakshep hikes takes about 7 hours.

Everest base camp trek group

Gorgeous Everest Base Camp tour today is the most rewarding section of the complete journey. Our Everest base camp trail winds up through the rocky moraine path until Gorekshep lodges. Furthermore, the trekkers should walk over Everest 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. Visiting Everest Base Camp, we return to Gorakshep loge to stay overnight.

Optional: EBC HIKES is an epic journey of 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 Gorekshep (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.

Up on your request, we set up a tent. Experience the toilet in the open sky or 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.

10 DayGorakshep to Kala Patthar hike (5,545m/18,193 feet). Return to Pheriche (4,243m/ 13,917 ft), 9 hours

We trek from Gorakshep to Kala Patthar hill station hikes in the morning. Kalapatthar is a black mountain rock located at an altitude of 5,545m/18,132 feet, one of our highest footsteps of the complete journey. Kala Patthar is a famous hill station and equally popular as a black rock mountain to watch sunrise and sunset on the Everest Himalayan range.

Everest base camp tour

You will have an amazing view of Mount Everest, Mt. Pumori, mt Lingtren, mt Khumbetse, mount Nuptse, mount Lhotse, Mt. Ama Dablam, Mt. Thamserku, and many more from Kala Patthar. Taking photographs, we descend downhill walking to Gorekshep, a sandy ground. Meet the entire Nepali crew to descend Pheriche village. Himalayan Rescue Association Aid Post (HRA Aid post) is available at Pheriche health post where foreign volunteer doctors are providing medical treatment.

11 DayDescend downhill from Pheriche to Namche Bazaar (3,440m/11,286 feet), 8 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
12 DayNamche Bazaar to Lukla (2,860m/9,383 feet), 8 hours

It is 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 as we use on our ascend. It is the last day of our ebc tour. Upon arrival at Lukla, Your guide will go to the airline ticket counter to reconfirm your return flight to Kathmandu.

Khumjung village tour
13 DayScenic mountain flight back to Kathmandu. Bye-bye Kathmandu in the Evening

Early morning, we take breakfast sitting on the rooftop lodge which gives you a better view of aircraft landing and take off. Our guide will check the flight status with the weather. We board our early plane to Kathmandu. Upon arrival at Tribhuwan 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 salary is paid at the package price. Additionally, if you wish to visit the Kathmandu World Heritage Sites with an expert tourist guide in additional cost?.

Lukla - Kathmandu flight

Now, the above hiking route from Kathmandu to Everest base camp trip finish. And in the evening we help you to drop in Kathmandu International Airport for your further flights. Wish you a wonderful journey.

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Cost

How much is the Everest Base Camp Trek Package Price?

Hike the Mount Everest base camp 12 days 11 nights package price US$ 1250 per person is a standard trek price on double occupancy basis. 11 nights 12 days Everest base camp hike package plan is a discounted and cheap tour that we can offer for the tourist. In addition, hiking the base camp in the low season, trekkers will get cheap deals for national and international tourists.

For the deluxe and luxury trekking tour plan, we add a 3-star category hotel deluxe air-conditioned room in Kathmandu (BB PLAN) and Tourist standard accommodation with an attached bathroom while trekking on possible places. AND WE ARE OPEN TO CUSTOMIZING YOUR TOUR AND PACKAGES PRICE AS PER YOUR REQUIREMENTS. International tour leaders are highly encouraged to get discounts and attractive complimentary.

Nepal Everest base camp trek package price includes:-

  • Kathmandu international airport pick up on your arrival in TIA by private taxi/car vehicle.
  • Single nights double bedroom accommodation in a Tourist standard hotel in Kathmandu valley.
  • Domestic flight tickets: Kathmandu – Lukla – Kathmandu round trip with applicable airport taxes
  • 12 Breakfast, 11 Lunch, and 11 Dinner during the Everest base camp trekking tours.
  • Clean guest house accommodation [shared Toliet basis] during the base camp trek.
  • License holder professional Mountain Trekking Guide for a base camp hike.
  • Necessary professional porters during the trek. (one porter = two guest basis) because porter carries a maximum 24 kilograms of your backpack.
  • Ground transfer with a Private car/taxi vehicle in Kathmandu city according to the above tour plan.
  • Well-paid salary, food, accommodation, and insurance of Nepalese guide/porter staff.
  • Everest base camp trek permit (Sagarmatha National Park permits and Khumbu Pasang Lamu municipality entrance permit fees).
  • Trek completion certificate and Everest base camp trek map, keep them as souvenir.
  • Nepal Government Tax, VAT, and as well as Company service charge.

Everest base camp hiking package price excludes:-

  • Nepal entry visa fees US$ 40.
  • Lunch and Dinner during the staying 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.
  • Any donation and monuments entrance fees.
  • Gratuities for guide and porters [Tip is a culture, so they expect highly].
  • Any other things which are not mentioned above.

Group join

There are several top ebc trek routes that other agencies are offering but they have a quick ebc trek plan, so many guests felt AMS and return without reaching at the base camp. Reaching the foothill of Everest is a dream for everyone.

We at Gokyo trek agency are conscious of this matter seriously so our Everest base camp trek packages include 2 extra days just for acclimatization in order to avoid altitude sickness. However, We can organize private Everest Base Camp Trek or Kala Pattar combined with ebc trekking starting at any date that works for you. Please contact us for more information.

Departure Date Availbility Price Book
10 Sept, 2022 – 22 Sept, 2022Avaiable1250
20 Sept, 2022 – 02 Oct, 2022Avaiable1250
05 Oct, 2022 – 17 Oct, 2022Avaiable1250
10 Oct, 2022 – 22 Oct, 2022Avaiable1250
20 Oct, 2022 – 02 Nov, 2022Avaiable1250
25 Oct, 2022 – 06 Nov, 2022Avaiable1250
05 Nov, 2022 – 17 Nov, 2022Avaiable1250
10 Nov, 2022 – 22 Nov, 2022Avaiable1250
20 Nov, 2022 – 02 Dec, 2022Avaiable1250
05 Dec, 2022 – 17 Dec, 2022Avaiable1250
15 Dec, 2022 – 31 Dec, 2022Avaiable1250
10 Feb, 2023 – 22 Feb, 2023Avaiable1250
20 Feb, 2023 – 04 Mar, 2023Avaiable1250
10 Mar, 2023 – 22 Mar, 2023Avaiable1250
20 Mar, 2023 – 02 Apr, 2023Avaiable1250
25 Mar, 2023 – 06 Apr, 2023Avaiable1250
05 Apr, 2023 – 17 Apr, 2023Avaiable1250
10 Apr, 2023 – 22 Apr, 2023Avaiable1250
20 Apr, 2023 – 03 May, 2023Avaiable1250
25 Apr, 2023 – 07 May, 2023Avaiable1250
10 May, 2023 – 22 May, 2023Avaiable1250
20 May, 2023 – 02 Jun, 2023Avaiable1250

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 reises 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: 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: How high is the Mount Everest base camp?

Answer: Base camp Everest height is settled on the Khumbu Glacier at the foot of Everest rock at an altitude of 5,364 meters (17,598 feet) which is reached over a period of eight days including a rest day en route. The Everest base camp elevation is moving every year because of falling avalanches and big landslides into the Khumbu glacier. Because of huge falling avalanches, climate change, and other factors, the base camp is stirring. Thus every year on tour season the locals will set up the place for basecamp and fix some prayer flags. There are some crevasses and tiny lakes in its surroundings, so everyone can guess easily that the base camp change into a glacier lake in a few years.

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

Answer: Actually, not required. Traveling solo is often a bit complicated finding the lodges en route. Thatswhy we suggest you join our trip at least with two travelers. Traveling 2 people is much easier finding rooms and also sharing the price of guide and porters are always a great thing to save on the journey. Indeed, if you are traveling solo, we suggest you practice carrying your lightweight day pack for about 2/3 hours every day.

Question: What kind of accommodation can I expect on mt Everest base camp hike?.

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.

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

Answer: Every lodge 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 Saleri with an open bamboo basket spends several days. We don’t recommend you to eat meats en route as they are dirty and unsafe.

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 12 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 Everest base camp hike?.

Answer: On-base camp lodge trek, they can provide shower on pay.

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 Gorekshep 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 in 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 during cheap 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 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 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 one 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 kind of misunderstanding 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 20% advance trip deposit in order to confirm your booking before your arrival in Nepal. Remaining part of the payment, you can pay us at the office on your arrival in Kathmandu.

Question: Is base camp hike Safe for the Solo Female Trekkers?

Answer: Yes, it is. Nepal is a safe nation to travel to for solo travelers; base camp trekking is perfectly safe for solo female trekkers. We have been organizing the trek even for solo female travelers since its establishment.

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 is for free.

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

Answer: We provide porters to transfer your luggage. As we are a responsible trekking tour operator agency, every porter carries a maximum of 24 kilos of your backpack. It means 2 guests (12 kg luggage of each guest): 1 porter basis. If you wish to go hire a private porter, that’s welcome but then you need to pay an extra price 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 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 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 either in Kathmandu or at Lukla Airport for base camp trekking?.

Answer: Yes. If you don’t like to book our full board package trip, you can use our professional service to hire a guide and porters for your hike to Everest base camp. Our expert local sherpa guides 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.

Everest Base Camp Trek Review

Everest Base Camp Trek with Bishnu Guide

Rated 5 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 out of 5
March 17, 2022

I and my husband really enjoyed this ebc tour as a first-timer to base camp. I liked that it wasn’t hard and we got to see some animals and enjoy some gorgeous mountains view.

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EBC TREK with best guide Kamal

Rated 5 out of 5
November 25, 2021

Ammar was very friendly to help and answer questions. With the help of Ammar, we made a great trip to EBC TREK with Guide and a porter. They were friendly and happy to customize our trek plan at low price. Great company and highly recommend. – Peter Boch, New Jersey, USA

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Thank you Peter Boch for your time to review Everest base camp trekking with Gokyo Treks Agency.

Highly recommended agency

Rated 5 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.

Incredible Everest Base Camp Trek highlights and MUST-DO side trips

Although the Khumbu valley trek goes all the way up to the foothills of the Mountain Everest, there are several things to see located nearby the main classical trail. Some of them are very popular sight trips for tourists to go.

Lukla to Everest foothills trek takes 8 days for easy ascending. In addition, trekking Everest basecamp takes you to the well-known Sherpa localities. It incorporates Namche Bazaar, Pangboche, and Dingboche villages. Therefore, you will experience the local culture and flora, and fauna in Sagarmatha National Park.

Furthermore, the visit to the Everest View Hotel is like a dream for travelers. You can visit also Khumjung village during your Sengboche hike. Sengboche hill station offers also tremendous mountain views such as Mount Everest (8,848.86m), and Lhotse (8,516m.) Tawoche, Amadablam, Island peak, Cholatse, and many other tallest mountains in 360 degrees. And Khumjung village at 12,434 feet, making it one of the highest Human settlements in Nepal and in the world.

In addition, Visit Tengboche Monastery is another top attraction for Everest visitors. Tengboche Monastery is the oldest monastery in Khumbu Territory. Also popular as a land of Stupas. When people are traveling to base camp, they also like to visit the monastery for a blessing for trip succession.

Nagarjuna hill, is the most popular day trip in Dingboche valley to achieve incredible sights of the Makalu Mountains and more peaks with Amadablam. Dughla pass is a memorable park of death legendary climbers in the Everest zone.

Similarly, the Everest Base Camp Trek additionally incorporates the ultimate viewpoint of Kalapatthar. Kalapatthar peak is an outstanding viewpoint to catch the glimpse of the highest majestic mountains in a single line within a few kilometers of distance. As you stand at the mountain black rock hilltop, you will have the best panorama display of all the mountains including Mount Everest massif. Essentially, The Khumbu Glacier and the Icefall are likewise a few places that are strikingly acclaimed around there. Get to know about the Himalayan glacier trail, Morraine, Landslides, and crevasses to reach the base camp. In the end, you will appreciate visiting the world’s tallest mountain base camp.

Mount Everest base camp hiking permits and fees

There are two different trekking permits that you need to hike the Everest base camp trail. The first is a Trekkers Information Management System – TIMS permit. TIMS permit costs $10 USD if you are part of a group or $20 USD if you are trekking independently. You also need 2 passport photos to obtain those permits.

Sagarmatha National Park entrance permit fee 3,000 Nepali rupees for each foreigner is which include 13% Value Added Tax (VAT). Likewise, the Sagarmatha National Park entry permit fee for SAARC nationals: is 1,600 Nepali rupees which also includes 13% Value Added Tax (VAT). Moreover, each Nepali guide must pay Nrs 1,500 rupees for entrance permit fees (valid for 1 year) and also Nrs 25 rupees for porter which is going to be valid for a single entry.

Exceptional Everest base camp trek notice

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 Indian 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 according to your request to accommodate your specific 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. 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?”

Opportunities for challenging base camp trekking and pleasant hikes are scattered all over this planet Earth. You just need to know about similar base camp hikes. 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 reduce costs and usage.

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