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Everest base camp express

Everest base camp express trekking

Everest base camp express trek follows the footsteps of Edmund Hillary and Tenzing and ends with an ascent of Kala Pattar. Kalapatthar is a little peak famous hill station to observe Mount Everest and many other tallest mountains of khumbu region.

Moreover, you can see the tallest mountains, brilliant landscapes, the high mountain villages and Buddhist monasteries. The Everest base camp trek 12 days has an opportunity to experience the local sherpa hospitality staying in their local lodges.

Trek to ebc is in the Sagarmatha national park (listed in UNESCO world heritage sites) is outstanding to see the highest mountain of the world, Everest at 8,848m, and many of the world’s 8,000-meter mountains such as Lhotse, Cho Oyu, and Makalu. Everest Icefall glacier with huge ice pinnacles soaring to unbelievable height before reaching the Basecamp.

Checkout with the Everest base camp trek 14 days or everest base camp trek itinerary as written on the page. No matter whether you can do Everest base camp trek 12 days or everest base camp trek 16 days, you can complete everest base camp trek 13 days simply. Because of Lukla flights, everest base camp trek cost for Nepali trekkers is little bit cheaper. Follow the everest base camp trek route and get the special deal about everest base camp trek 14 days itinerary and price.

Everest base camp hiking is suitable for all age walker looking for something a little more challenging and energetic. Our program always includes rest days and build up gradually, in order to acclimatize to the altitude.

How long does it take to hike the Everest Base Camp Trek?

Typically, the trek to Everest Base Camp takes 12 days to complete roughly about 130km round-trip. It takes eight days to reach to Base Camp and four days to descend down to lukla, broken down overall into nine days of long trekking and three short trekking acclimatization days.

How much does it cost to climb Mount Everest base camp?

In the everest base camp climb package tour with a Nepali trekking company is much cheap compared with a foreign travel agency. Choosing your trip with a local company is the most easier way to arrange a trek to Everest Base Camp. Prices range per person from USD$1,290 up to $1,700 for an average 12 – 14-day trek. Prices should include: all permits, round-trip flights from Kathmandu to Lukla and return Kathmandu, accommodation, meals.

What is the best time to visit Everest Base Camp?

The best months to trek to Everest base camp is pre-monsoon (February, March, April, and May) and post-monsoon (late September, October, November and December). Above months are recognized as the best time to visit Nepal for trekking tours. But it is also possible to make the journey in February and early September.

Do you need to train for Everest Base Camp hike?

Basically you do not need to be trained to get base camp. If you are out walking up and downhill once a week for 3-6 hours with 5kg+ in your backpack than it proves that you can complete it nicely. You can also add in a range of other training to aid your success. Training for Everest base camp trek is not very important.

Along the routes, you can walk at your own pace, with plenty of stops for rest. Express trek to Everest base camp can be done in anytime throughout the year.


Everest base camp express trek or Everest express trek itinerary

Express Everest base camp hiking 12 days itinerary compared to most walks in this region leading up to the base camp. The particular route is designed for world travelers who wish to hike to the base camp of the spectacular mountain but are restricted time-wise. Travelers who wish to reach the Everest base camp in a more relaxed manner can try this itinerary however if this itinerary is not ft you than send us an inquiry for tailor-made itinerary.

Day 1 Arrived at Kathmandu valley

Upon arrival in Kathmandu, Tribhuwan International Airport, we will receive you with private vehicle and transfer to hotel in Kathmandu within B/B plan. Our representative will give you information about further programs.

Day 2 Fly to Lukla (2886m/9,437 ft). Trek to Bengkar (2698m /8,822 ft.), 5 hours

We take early flight from Kathmandu to Lukla. Then have a delicious breakfast in a hotel and start the trek to Bengkar village (2,660 m). Leaving lukla bazaar, we walk with following a gentle ascent up the mountainside on the bank of Dudh Koshi river. We pass several Sherpa settlements such as khusum khola, Ghat, Phakding, Tok Tok and finally to Bengkar village. We stay here in a lodge on our first overnight.

Day 3 Trek to Namche Bazaar (3440m/11,249 ft.), 6 hours

The trail climbs from the riverbed on the left than right bank into the mountain, through a forest Sagarmatha National Park office. Walk further to cross over the Hillary bridge, the trek begins steep ascent to Namche Bazar. On the way, we would have excellent views of Everest (8848m) and Lhotse (8516m.). Surrounded on three sides by mountain ranges, Namche Bazar (3440m) is a central hub of the area for food, trekking gears and other necessary goods.

Day 4Trek to Khumjung (3,789m / 12,428 ft) via Sengboche hill, 3 hours

We start with a steep one-hour climb to the Sengboche airstrip (3790m) than Khunde passing numerous chorten and hill station. Walk further to get an excellent view of Mt. Everest, Ama Dablam, Thamserku, Nuptse, Lhotse, Tawche, Kwangde and much other snow-capped mountains in a row. Furthermore, walk to Khumjung village (foothill of the sacred peak Khumbila). We can also visit Khhumjung monastery. It is a small settlement of Sherpa community.

Day 5Trek to Tengboche (3867m/12,645 ft.), 6 hours

Having breakfast trek heading towards Tengboche Monastery. The trail goes ahead leaving a steep cliff that drops down to the Dudh Kosi. During the journey, we would have a panoramic view of the Himalayas such as Ama Dablam (6812m), Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse (7855m) and Tawoche (6501m). We would visit Trashinga, Phunki Tenga and reach Tengboche. Tyangboche offers a good view of sunrise and sunset at Everest and Ama Dablam.

Day 6Trek to Dingboche (4260 m/13,930 ft.) , 6 hours

We trek leaving Tengboche at the backdrop, we descend through a rhododendron forest and enter Deboche village. Crossing a suspension bridge at Imja Khola, we head towards Minlinggo and inter Imjatse Valley beneath the mighty peaks of Ama Dablam, Nuptse and Lhotse. Stay overnight in lodge.

Day 7Dingboche to Lobuche (4930 m/16,121 ft.) , 5:30 hours

It is our turn to head towards Lobuche from Dingboche which is situated at a distance of five and half hours normal walk. The onward trail is gentle up to Pheriche village. Along the trail, we would be privileged to have panoramic views of the Mt.Tawache, Ama Dablam, Pokalde (5741m), Kongma-tse (5820m) and the great wall of Nuptse. We would have lunch at Dugla (4595m) and trek to Lobuche.

Day 8Trek to Everest Base Camp (5364m/17,540 ft) , 7 hours

Having breakfast at Lobuche, we trek to Everest Base Camp via Gorakshep (5140m.). It is the most rewarding section of the trek. Our trail winds up through rocky path and Khumbu glacier. The view of Nuptse, Lho-La and Khumbutse appear at a stone throwing distance. You can visit also Kalapatthar instead to walking to base camp.

Day 9Hike to Kala Patthar (5545m/18,132 ft). Then to Pheriche (4243m.), 9 hours

Early morning, we get ready to climb Kala Patthar (5545m.) and enjoy the view of sunrise. We would see Mt. Everest, Mt. Pumori, Mt. Lingtren, Mt. Khumbetse, Mt. Nuptse, Mt. Lhotse, Mt. Ama Dablam, Mt. Thamserku and many more from Kala Patthar. Moreover, Himalayan Rescue Association Aid Post is available at Pheriche health post where foreign volunteer doctors are providing medical treatment.

Day 10Pheriche to Namche Bazaar (3440 m/12,249 ft), 8 hours

During the route, one can enjoy descending through rhododendron forest. Tengboche is famous for the oldest monastery. From the monastery, one can enjoy the splendid view of Ama Dablam, green hills, and pristine river. Trek descends from Tyangboche to Namche Bazaar (3440 m ) passing several tiny villages. Finally, we come to Namche Bazaar in the late afternoon.

Day 11Namche Bazaar to Lukla (2886 m/9,337 ft.), 8 hours

We trek to Lukla with teh same trail like we use on ascend. It is the last day of our trekking. Upon arrival at Lukla, we would get refreshed and take rest.

Day 12 Scenic Himalayan Mountain flight from Lukla to Kathmandu.

We board our early flight from Lukla to Kathmandu. Upon arrival at Tribhuwan International Airport, we would be received by our representatives and transfer to hotel. In the afternoon, go for shopping or request us to discover Kathmandu as a guided trip on additional cost. Trip finish


How much does the Everest base camp express trek cost?

The hiking Everest base camp trek 12 days is available now on USD 1,225 is standard trek price on double occupancy basis. But of course, the trip price will vary according to group size. For deluxe & luxury trek plan, we add 3-star hotel deluxe air-conditioned room in Kathmandu and Tourist standard accommodation with attached toilet while on a trek on possible places.

AND WE ARE OPEN TO CUSTOMIZE YOUR TOUR AND PACKAGES PRICE AS PER YOUR REQUIREMENTS. International tour leaders are highly encouraged to get discount and attractive complimentary.

The everest base camp trek 12 days cost includes:

  • Kathmandu international airport picks up on your arrival in TIA by private vehicles.
  • 2 nights Twin sharing Tourist standard hotel accommodation in Kathmandu valley
  • Government license holder – Professional license holder Mountain Trekking Guide
  • Domestic flight tickets Kathmandu – Lukla – Kathmandu round trip with applicable domestic airport taxes
  • All land transfer by Private vehicle according to programs.
  • 3 meals each day (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner) during the trekking days above Lukla
  • Normal guest House accommodation (without attached toilet) during the trekking
  • Required number of porters during the trek.(one porter = two guest basis) because our porter can carry maximum 25 kg of your bag pack.
  • All land transfer by Private vehicle according to programs.
  • Well paid salary, food, accommodation and insurances of Nepalese staffs.
  • Sagarmatha National Park entries permits and TIMS permits and as well as their fees.
  • Khumbu Pasang lamu minicipality entrance permit fees
  • Nepal Government Tax, VAT and as well as Company service charge.
  • A special gift from our company.

The everest base camp trek 12 days cost excludes :

  • Nepal entry visa fee cost US$ 40.
  • Lunch and Dinner during the staying in Kathmandu city.
  • Any kinds of battery charges, laundry service, phone calls and hot shower during the trekking.
  • Personal trekking equipment and Clothing.
  • Personal nature expenses, any drinks and bar bills.
  • Your travel insurance (it is mandatory in case of emergency).
  • Any donation and monuments entrance fees.
  • Tips for the crew (Note : TIPS is not compulsory but higly expected)
  • Any other things which are not mentioned above
Group join

We can organize private trek to everest base camp (ebc) express starting at any date that works for you. Please contact us for more information.

Trip Date




March 25, 2019 – April 07, 2019


USD 1,225

April 05, 2018 – April 17, 2018


USD 1,225

April 20, 2019 – April 30, 2019


USD 1,225

April 25, 2019 – May 07, 2019


USD 1,225

May 05, 2019 – May 16, 2019


USD 1,225

May 10, 2019 – May 21, 2019


USD 1,225

May 15, 2019 – May 27, 2019


USD 1,225

May 25, 2019 – June 06, 2019


USD 1,225

June 01, 2019 – June 12, 2019


USD 1,225

Sept 10, 2019 – Sept. 21, 2019


USD 1,225

Sept 15, 2019 – Sept 27, 2019


USD 1,225

Sept 20, 2019 – Oct 01, 2019


USD 1,225

Sept. 30, 2019 – Oct. 12, 2019


USD 1,225

Oct. 05, 2019 – Oct. 17, 2019


USD 1,225

Oct. 10, 2019 – Oct. 21, 2019


USD 1,225

Oct. 15, 2019 – Oct. 27, 2019


USD 1,225

Oct. 17, 2019 – Oct. 29, 2019


USD 1,225

Oct. 20, 2019 – Oct 31, 2019


USD 1,225

Oct. 25, 2019 – Nov. 07, 2019


USD 1,225

Oct. 30, 2019 – Nov. 08, 2019


USD 1,225

Nov. 05, 2019 – Nov. 17, 2019


USD 1,225

Nov. 10, 2019 – Nov. 21, 2019


USD 1,225

Nov. 15, 2019 – Nov. 27, 2019


USD 1,225

Nov. 20, 2019 – Dec 02, 2019


USD 1,225

Nov. 25, 2019 – Dec. 07, 2019


USD 1,225

Nov. 30, 2019 – Dec. 11, 2019


USD 1,225

Dec. 01, 2019 – Dec. 12, 2019


USD 1,225

Dec. 05, 2019 – Dec. 17, 2019


USD 1,225

Dec. 10, 2019 – Dec. 21, 2019


USD 1,225

Dec. 20, 2019 – Jan 01, 2020


USD 1,225

Dec. 25, 2019 – Jan. 07, 2020


USD 1,225

Feb 10, 2020 – Feb 21, 2020


USD 1,225

Feb 20, 2020 – March 02, 2020


USD 1,225

Feb 28, 2020 – Mar 12, 2020


USD 1,225

March 10, 2020 – March 21, 2020


USD 1,225

March 20, 2020 – April 02, 2020


USD 1,225

Guaranteed – Trip is Guaranteed to run.

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

Limited – Only few space available

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

Answer: Yes sure !! If you provide us your flights details then you should do request then our representative will come to pick up you on Kathmandu international airport.

Question: Do I need experience for Everest Base Camp express trekking?

Answer: It is suitable for keen trekkers/walkers who are able to walk around 4 or 5 hours in a day, with a lightweight daypack. For this trekking – yes, you need to have experience in high altitude – somehow about 3000M above sea level.

Question: What kind of accommodation can I expect on Everest Base Camp express trekking?

Answer: We provide you tourist standard accommodation in Kathmandu and on trek routes. The rooms along the routes are clean with a cozy bed with nice mattress and blankets. However we recommend you to take your own sleeping bags if you have one with you otherwise, you may rent it while you are in Kathmandu.

Question: What kind of food can I expect in Everest base camp express trek?

Answer: All the lodges they have attached restaurant and they cook a delicious range of mostly vegetarian such as Pasta, tuna bakes, noodles, potatoes, eggs, dhal bhat, bread, soups, fresh vegetables (variety depends on the season)
The dinner and breakfast are provided in the same lodge you spend the night every day and Lunch will be provided on the way to the next place where you are going.

Question: What opportunities will I have for a shower along Everest base camp express trekking?

Answer: The lodges they have 24 hours hot/cold shower somewhere paying and somewhere without paying however if you are in camping trekking – we provide you hot water bucket then you will take a bucket shower.

Question: How do I get drinking water on Everest base camp express trekking?

Answer: You can buy bottled water for drinking but we advise against buying mineral water in plastic bottles, as currently there are no provisions for disposing of these. Instead, we provide you boiled water or bringing chlorine tablets to purify the normal water as the normal water is available in campsite/along the way in the camping trek.

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

Answer: During the Tea house trekking there will be more chances to charge the battery. We recommend you bring an extra pair for in case. Remember to bring your own adapters!.

Question: Is there any communication facilities on Everest base camp express trekking?

Answer: In this trekking route you can get telephone services as well as internet services as well.

Question: Can I use credit cards in Trekking?

Answer: No! You need to have cash Nepali rupees because credit cards work only in the bigger city tours/city areas.

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

Answer: Because our trips book up months in advance, we recommend booking early to avoid any kind of misunderstanding. We will, of course, make every effort to accommodate last minute bookings.
And regarding the deposit, we prefer 20% advance deposit of the total price of the trip in order to confirm your reservation before you arrive in Nepal. And the rest of the payment can be made after your arrival in Kathmandu.

Question: Who will carry my luggage on Everest base camp express trekking?

Answer: We provide porters to transfer your luggage. As we are a responsible trekking tour operator agency, our every porter carry maximum 25 kilos of your backpack which means 2 guests (12.5 kg luggage of each guest): 1 porter basis.

Question: Is it possible to stay overnight at EBC? What would be the options?

Answer: Yes, it is possible to stay overnight at Everest Base Camp on your journey. Actually, we do have another itinerary to make this happen to stay overnight at Everest Base Camp / ebc. Staying overnight at base camp is recommended during the spring season in the months of April and May as you get the chance to see and meet Everest climbers (mountaineers) and the base camp is colorful during this time.

Question: What permits are required for EBC trek?

Answer: There are two different permits required for this trekking and they are TIMS and Sagarmatha National Park Entrance Permit. All these permits will be arranged by gokyo treks and expedition agency.

Question: What should my insurance policy cover during EBC trek?

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

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 popular Everest region during the best high season like in spring and autumn. However, recently, there are many guests houses along the routes.

Question: How to prevent altitude sickness during Everest Base Camp adventure?

Answer: You should never walk too quickly too high ignoring 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 other occurs then descend to a lower altitude and taken to the hospital. If condition worsened you will be airlifted to a hospital in Kathmandu.

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

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

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

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

Question: How much distance do I walk each day?

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

Question: Do I need walking polls for Everest base camp express trek?

Answer: Walking pools are recommended but not compulsory.

Question: Is it possible to rent a guide? how to hire a local trek guide?

Answer: Yes of course. If you are not happy to go with the complete full board package trip, still you can hire our expert guide to make your holiday tour safer. However, visit a guide and porter hire or email us for your detail travel inquiry.

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 trek.

Everest base camp express Trek highlights

  • Discover the best Himalayan view in 360 deg angle from Syangeboche hill and from Kalapatthar.
  • Amazing view of view of Mt Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse, Amadablam, Thamserku and many other mountains
  • Sherpa Buddhism, tallest monastery, Local sherpa and their life styles.

Everest base camp express Trek Notice !

As the information stated above is just a guide and standard template what we provide you, however, the trip can be customized at your request to accommodate your specific requirements. Local politics, landslides, cancellation of local flights, weather, transport or a multitude of other factors that are beyond our control can result in a change of itinerary during on trip.

It is, however, very incredible that the itinerary would be extensively altered. If alterations are necessary the leader will decide the best alternative option, taking into consideration the best interests of the whole group. Where 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 express trek special ?”

Opportunities for challenging trekking or hiking and pleasant strolls are scattered all over this planet; you just need to know where to find them. We at Gokyo Treks and Expedition believe in the quality services. Your safety and satisfaction is our concern.

We are a team of professional, experienced, well trained and licensed local guides who know the destination much better than others. Not only this but also we give benefits to the local communities and helps to conserve natural resources which reduced costs and consumption.

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Everest base camp express trek review

100% 5 star based on – 210 Based on TripAdvisor Reviews

We booked our trek to EBC via Ammar at Gokyo Treks.
He booked our flights, organise our trekking permits, and guide. He also advise 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 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. – Sophie Boyce, Shropshire, United Kingdom

Trip Price : USD 1,225 Per Person

    1. Duration of trek: 12 Days
    2. Trek Grading: Moderate
    3. Max Altitude: 5,545m / 18,132 ft
    4. Trekking Hour: 6 Hrs
    5. Group-Size: 2-40 People
    6. Best Time: Oct -May
    7. Trip Mode: Guest House
    8. Meal on Trek: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
    9. Transportation: Car/Plane/bus

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