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.

11 Days Standard Mount Everest Base Camp Trek Package Cost per person.

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 curious about what is included and excluded from the trip price, please refer to the details provided under the cost tab.

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 4 to 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
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
20 Apr, 2025 – 30 Apr, 2025Available1199
25 Apr, 2025 – 05 May, 2025Available1199
01 May, 2025 – 10 May, 2025Available1199
05 May, 2025 – 15 May, 2025Available1199
10 May, 2025 – 20 May, 2025Available1199
20 May, 2025 – 30 May, 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: Completing the Everest Base Camp lodge trek doesn’t require special experience. However, if you are a first timer traveling to Everest, we recommend practicing carrying a lightweight day pack for 2-3 hours each day.

Question: Is Everest Base Camp lodge trek safe for a single solo female travelers?.

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

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

Similarly, traveling solo can make finding lodges along the route more complicated. Therefore, we recommend joining our trip with at least one other traveler. Traveling with a companion makes it easier to find rooms and allows you to share the cost of a guide and porters, making the journey more affordable.

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

Answer: Yes, of course. Please provide us with your arrival flight details, including the landing time on your arrival in Kathmandu Nepal. Our representative will meet and greets you at Kathmandu International Airport and transfer you to your hotel.

Question: What kind of accommodation and food can I expect?.

Answer: This Everest Base Camp trek is lodge-based, so we provide tourist-standard accommodation along the route. The rooms are clean and equipped with cozy beds and nice mattresses. However, guesthouses typically provide only one thin blanket per bed. Therefore, we recommend renting four-season sleeping bags to protect yourself from the freezing temperatures.

Similarly, every lodge has an attached restaurant offering a delicious range of vegetarian meals, including noodles, pasta, tuna bakes, potatoes, eggs, bread, soups, rice curry, and fresh vegetables. Non-vegetarian meals are not recommended, as the meat is carried from Salleri in open bamboo baskets for several days, making it prone to contamination.

Question: Will I have opportunities to shower at my Everest adventure?.

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 600 Rupees per use.

Question: How do I get drinking water?.

Answer: During the hike to Mount Everest Base Camp, there are hotels and shops where you can buy mineral water. However, we advise against purchasing mineral water in plastic bottles, as there are no proper disposal facilities. Instead, please bring AQUA tablets to purify water from normal taps. Tap water is available at campsites along the hiking trail.

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

Answer: During the Lodges at the Everest Base Camp Tour, there are often changing stations. So, you can recharge, your mobile devices and camera battery, however, we advise 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 by renting gear at Gorakshep Lodge at your own cost. We also offer an itinerary specifically for this experience. Staying overnight at Base Camp is recommended during May and June, when you can meet world-class Everest climbers and enjoy the vibrant and bustling atmosphere 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: During peak season, guesthouses along the Everest Base Camp trekking route can be very crowded and often fully booked. It is advisable to make reservations in advance to ensure you have a place to stay. Increasing number of trekkers during this time also means that common areas and dining halls may be busier than usual. Planning ahead and being prepared for the higher occupancy and bustling environment can help make your trekking experience more enjoyable.

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

Question: 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 from Kathmandu 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.

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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

Alternative Lukla flight [in the high season].

We wish to notify you that high season for trekking, 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.

Notice for Everest base camp trekkers!

The duration of a trek to Everest Base Camp from Kathmandu depends on the route you choose. If you opt for the flight option, it typically takes around 11 to 13 days to complete however, choosing the driving route, it can take 15 to 17 days.

It’s advisable to allow an additional 2 or 3 days for travel, acclimatization, and exploring Kathmandu before the trek. These extra days also provide flexibility in case of flight delays due to bad weather in Lukla.

As the base camp is standing 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.

This Everest Base Camp trek information provided is a standard guideline. Factors like local politics, landslides, flight cancellations, weather conditions, or other unforeseen circumstances beyond our control may lead to itinerary changes during the journey.

“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.

Our experienced leaders will assess the situation and decide on the best alternative option, always considering the group’s best interests. While we strive to minimize the impact of any changes, we cannot be held responsible for the outcomes of such alterations or delays.

At Gokyo Treks and Expedition, we prioritize quality services, focusing first on safety, success, and customer satisfaction. Our team consists of professional, experienced, and licensed local guides who prioritize safety and know the best routes. Additionally, we contribute to local communities and conservation efforts, reducing costs and environmental impact.

Everest Base Camp Trek Review

Everest Base Camp trek help

November 30, 2019

Ammar was helping me and my friend to organize our Everest Base Camp trek. We ended up not hiring a guide or a porter, but he still gave us plenty of advice and help that we needed to go there safely. Thank you Ammar for help!

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Everest base camp and kalapatthar with chola pass trek is great

October 17, 2019

We booked our trek to EBC via Ammar at Gokyo Treks. 

He booked our flights and organised our trekking permits, guide, and a porter. He also advised us how much we would need to spend each day whilst trekking. Whilst we were booking our trek with Ammar we met a guide who had just returned from EBC who told us what to expect. When we arrived in Lukla we were met by our guide. We did have to book a porter after two days but our guide was helpful in arranging this.

Ammar kept in touch with us during our trek to see how we were and to check the trek was going well. I would definitely recommend booking a trek with Gokyo Treks – everything was really well organised and easy, he gave us all the information we needed and the guide he organised was good. I would definitely go on another trek with Gokyo Treks if I visit Nepal again.

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EBC trek with a sherpa Guide

April 25, 2018

We had a brilliant walking holiday in April 2018, walking the ebc which was organized by Gokyo Treks and Expedition company. They were really helpful and efficient and everything ran incredibly smoothly.

Our Sherpa Guide Nawang Sherpa, Everest submitted 2 times already which was an extra benefit for us to talk about expeditions story. The accommodation was clean and baggage was carried out by porters. I would definitely book a holiday with them again.

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Chola pass, EBC and kalapatthar trek

March 17, 2015

We are back in Europe after a great trip to Gokyo valley – chola pass and kalapatthar trekking, March 2015.

It has long and adventurous journey for us but its really worthy…. to see the spectacular view of all the way and especially our downhill trail from Everest Base camp to Namche Bazaar. At first, we are not sure whether we could finish our trip or not. But together with the professional and experienced team of Gokyo trek and expedition, we prepare our journey, did run some of the high Himalayas along the routes, no doubt they have experience which made our trip much easier

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