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13-day Everest Base Camp trek

13-day Everest Base Camp trek

Everest Region
EBC trek 13 days
13 days ABC trek
13 days ABC trek

Trip Facts

Duration : 13 Days Max-Altitude : 5545m Program Type : Tea House Best Season : April- May, Jun, and Sep-Oct-Nov Per Day Walking : 6/7 Hours Trek Grade : Grade 3:

Since the terrain can be hard and the days long, hikers on these treks should be in good physical condition and have some previous mountain walking experience. Steep climbing may be involved, although it is never necessary to use ropes. Treks at this level can he arranged for periods of 16 to 21 days. Typically, a gradual ascent through a green river valley will lead you up to a number of high passes, where you will reach the altitude of 5416m. Often times, you will get a close insight into the Tibetan culture. Participants should expect to trek above 5416m/17872ft.

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No. of Persons Price per Person
1 Pax $1400
2 Paxes $1350
2-4 Paxes $1320
4-6 Paxes $1300
6-10 Paxes $1280
10-15 Paxes $1270
15+Paxes $1270

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Overview

Thrilling Everest Base Camp Trek

13-day Everest Base Camp trek – an iconic destination on the bucket list of avid travelers worldwide. If you’re an enthusiast seeking an unforgettable experience amidst the mesmerizing Himalayan landscape, now is the time to plan your adventure.

Embark on an unparalleled and enthralling journey with the EBC hike, as you experience a classic hiking trip to the lap of the Earth’s highest peak. You will encounter the enchanting Sherpa culture, creating a spectacle that surpasses imagination. Prepare to be left in awe by the awe-inspiring scenery along the way.

We meticulously crafted our 13-day Everest Base Camp itinerary to ensure you have a comfortable high-altitude experience and enable proper acclimatization during the trek

Venturing through the renowned Sherpa villages of Lukla, Namche, Tengboche, Dingboche, and Labuche, you’ll explore some of the world’s most beautiful mountain locations. Adventure enthusiasts hail the journey to Everest Base Camp as one of the most revered destinations on Earth, influenced richly by the vibrant culture and traditions of the amiable Sherpa people. Surrounded by the majestic peaks of Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse, and Thamserku, you’ll find yourself in the magical valley of the Khumbu region.

Trekking to Everest Base Camp is an unparalleled adventure, making it one of the finest treks on the planet. While it presents a fair challenge compared to other treks in Nepal, you don’t need advanced climbing skills. It’s a rewarding hike, perfect for those willing to walk 4 to 5 hours a day at their own pace.

The 13-day Everest Base Camp trek commences with an exhilarating 35-minute flight to Lukla, a bustling Sherpa hub in the Everest region. The journey takes you through stunning Sherpa villages, including Namche Bazaar, Tengboche, Dingboche, Lobuche, and Gorakshep, all nestled within the Sagarmatha National Park, a UNESCO Natural World Heritage Site. En route, you’ll witness lush farmlands, ancient monasteries, and breathtaking views of Everest, Lhotse, Thamserku, Island Peak, Nuptse, and more.

This life-changing journey offers an opportunity to explore the local lifestyle and experience warm hospitality. The 12-day EBC program also takes you to the magnificent viewpoint of Kalapathar (5545m), where you’ll witness panoramic views of the mighty mountains and experience a stunning sunrise.

The best time to embark on this trek is during Spring (March to May) and Autumn (September to November), ensuring pleasant weather and crystal-clear mountain views.

The guided 13-day trip includes all necessary accommodations, trekking permits, experienced and friendly guides, round-trip flight tickets, tea houses, and full-board meals throughout the trek.

Join this adventure, escorted by one of the best and most experienced Sherpa guides, to gain insight into a fascinating culture, the Himalayan mountains, and the untamed wilderness.

For those seeking even more adventurous challenges in the mountains, our Everest Cho La Pass Trek and  Everest High Pass Trek are excellent options. Additionally, we offer exciting opportunities for the short Everest Base Camp hike, Langtang Valley trek, and Annapurna Base Camp trek.

Best Time to Embark on the EBC Trek

When setting out on a journey, the weather is undoubtedly a primary concern. Selecting the optimal time to travel ensures a worthwhile and delightful holiday experience. The Everest Base Camp trek is best undertaken during Autumn (Sep-Nov) and Spring (March-May). These seasons offer unparalleled views of the glistening Himalayas and its stunning landscape, providing trekkers with an enhanced trekking experience. The temperature during these periods is moderate, striking a balance between hot and cold. Alternatively, for those seeking to avoid crowds, winter (Dec., Jan., and Feb.) could be an excellent option.

Accommodations During the Trek

While staying in Kathmandu, you’ll be accommodated in one of the best hotels, generally 3-4 stars, on a twin-sharing basis. However, accommodations during the trek are more basic, providing a room with pillows, warm blankets, and comfortable beds for the 13-day journey to Everest Base Camp. Single travelers are also catered for with single bedrooms available. Hygienic food is served throughout the trek, and the food and accommodation menu is fixed by the local management community.

Meals on the Trek

Numerous tea houses line the Everest Base Camp trek route, each with a menu offering various ethnic cuisines as well as Western meals. Trekkers have the freedom to choose any meal they desire, with a special recommendation for vegetable items over meat, as mountain meat may not suit all travelers. Some tea houses may serve typical Nepali meals alongside international options, all prepared by well-trained cooks, emphasizing cleanliness, hygiene, and taste. A variety of drinks, along with safe drinking water or mineral bottles, are available for purchase. For eco-conscious travelers, bringing water purification tablets from Kathmandu is recommended to purify tap water and reduce plastic pollution. Boiled water is advised over cold water to keep the body warm.

Safety and Satisfaction

We prioritize the safety and well-being of our clients and employees above all else. Our 13-day Everest Base Camp Itinerary features highly experienced and knowledgeable English-speaking local guides who accompany the group throughout the journey. These guides have received extensive training from the government of Nepal and are fully insured. They carry essential equipment and a first aid kit to ensure safety.

We recommend travelers bring their own medical kits. In the unlikely event of any medical emergency, including mountain sickness, we are prepared to arrange a rescue helicopter to ensure the well-being of our clients. Therefore, having reliable travel insurance covering medical evacuation and emergency rescue helicopter services up to 6,000 m is vital.

During the trek, we advise travelers to remain vigilant and stay in safe zones, especially when encountering mules, yaks, donkeys, and jokes used for transportation in the Himalayan region. It is essential to be aware of these animals, particularly in narrow sections of the trail.

Passport and Visa

Travelers can obtain an On Arrival Visa at Tribhuvan International Airport, Kathmandu, Nepal upon arrival. The visa fee for a three-month tourist visa is 40 USD, payable at the airport. To be eligible, your passport must be valid for at least six months from the date of arrival. However, travelers from India and China are exempt from this fee, as Nepal grants a free visa to citizens of these two countries.

Travel Insurance

For safety reasons, travel insurance is mandatory for trekkers participating in any trek and tour programs in the mountains. Comprehensive travel insurance is highly recommended, covering emergency helicopter rescue and medical evacuation expenses. This coverage provides assurance and peace of mind, protecting against personal injury, illness, repatriation expenses, and unforeseen circumstances during the journey. With good travel insurance, trekkers can fully enjoy their trip without worries, knowing they are well-supported in any eventuality.


Detail Itinerary

  • Day 1: Flight to Lukla from Kathmandu and Trek to Phakding (2610m) We start the day with a thrilling flight from Kathmandu to Lukla, a small airport amidst the Himalayas. From Lukla, we embark on our trek to Phakding, situated at an elevation of 2,610 meters. The hike takes around 3-4 hours, and you'll be introduced to the scenic beauty of the region.
  • Day 2: Phakding to Namche Bazaar (3,440m) Today, we head towards Namche Bazaar, an iconic Sherpa town at an altitude of 3,440 meters. The trek usually takes around 5-6 hours, as we ascend through picturesque landscapes and traverse the Dudh Koshi River.
  • Day 3: Acclimatization in Namche Bazaar To acclimatize to the higher altitude, we spend a day in Namche Bazaar. This is an ideal opportunity to explore the local culture, visit monasteries, and enjoy the breathtaking views of the surrounding Himalayan peaks.
  • Day 4: Trek to Tengboche Monastery (3,860m); 5 hours Our journey continues towards the Tengboche Monastery, an enchanting destination situated at 3,860 meters. The trek takes approximately 5 hours, during which you'll be surrounded by stunning mountain vistas.
  • Day 5: Trek to Dingboche (4,350m); 5 and a half hours Today's hike leads us to Dingboche, a beautiful village at an altitude of 4,350 meters. The trek takes around 5.5 hours and offers incredible views of Ama Dablam and other towering peaks.
  • Day 6: Acclimatization in Dingboche; 4 and a half hours Another day of acclimatization in Dingboche is crucial for preparing our bodies for higher elevations. We can take short hikes around the village and relish the spectacular scenery.
  • Day 7: Trek to Lobuche (4,910m); 5 hours Our trek resumes as we ascend to Lobuche, located at an elevation of 4,910 meters. The hike takes approximately 5 hours and grants us astonishing vistas of the Khumbu Glacier.
  • Day 8: Trek to Everest Base Camp (5,365 meters) and back to Gorak Shep (5,180m) One of the most awaited days of the trek, we make our way to Everest Base Camp at 5,365 meters. After basking in the glory of the base camp, we return to Gorak Shep, situated at 5,180 meters.
  • Day 9: Hike up to Kala Patthar (5,545m) and Trek Down to Pheriche (4,120m); 7 hours An exhilarating hike to Kala Patthar at an impressive height of 5,545 meters awaits us today. From the summit, we soak in awe-inspiring panoramic views of Everest and its neighboring peaks before descending to Pheriche at 4,120 meters.
  • Day 10: Tengboche monastery, trek back to Tengboche monastery 5 hours hike, overnight at Monastery
  • Day 11: Trek to Namche Bazaar (3,440m); 4 hours As we begin our journey back, we trek to Namche Bazaar, where we spend the night. The hike takes around 4 hours and allows us to revisit familiar landscapes.
  • Day 12: Trek to Lukla (2,840m); 7 hours On the penultimate day of our trek, we hike back to Lukla, where it all began. The trek spans approximately 7 hours, filled with cherished memories of the Himalayan adventure.
  • Day 13: Morning Flight Back to Kathmandu; 30 minutes Concluding our incredible journey, we take a short and scenic flight back to Kathmandu, marking the end of our Everest Base Camp trek.

Cost Included

  • Domestic flight tickets from Kathmandu to Lukla and Lukla to Kathmandu
  • Italian, Chinese, Nepali, Indian, and other European foods are available three times a day (breakfast, lunch, and dinner).
  • Accommodation in tea houses according to the itinerary
  • Kitbag for storing your belongings
  • Sleeping bag for a comfortable night's sleep on a trek in minus-25 degrees
  • Everest National Park Entrance Trekking Permit
  • Khumbu Pasang Lhamu Rural Municipality Entrance Permit
  • Experienced English-speaking, Government licensed holder trekking guide ( 1 porter for every 2 pax)
  • Guide, and Porter meals, accommodation, salary, and insurance
  • Necessary paper works, all government, and local taxes
  • A certificate of appreciation from Nepal wilderness trekking after a successful trek

Cost Excluded

  • Airfare for international flights
  • Upon arrival at Tribhuwan International Airport, Nepal entry visa fees vary by duration (15 days - $25-30, 30 days
  • Accommodations and meals in Kathmandu before and after our journey
  • Personal equipment for high and cold temperatures
  • Emergency high-altitude rescue and evacuation covered by travel insurance
  • All beverages, Soft and caffeinated table drinks such as coke, beer,
  • Drinking water/mineral water, Dessert, etc. Hot shower, laundry
  • Tip for guide and porter
  • Excluded are all costs and expenses not listed under "cost includes"
  • Inclusion of costs or delays beyond the control of the management, such as landslides, weather conditions, itinerary modifications due to safety concerns, illness, changes in government policies, strikes, etc.
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Frequently Asked Questions

Everest Base Camp is located in the Himalayas, specifically on the southern side of Mount Everest. The base camp is situated in Nepal, and it serves as the starting point for climbers attempting to reach the summit of Mount Everest, the highest peak in the world.
The difficulty of the Everest Base Camp trek can vary based on factors such as your physical fitness, previous trekking experience, and the specific route taken. Generally, it is considered a challenging trek, but it is also one of the most popular and achievable high-altitude treks. Here are some factors that contribute to the difficulty: Altitude: The trek takes you to high altitudes, with Everest Base Camp itself situated at an elevation of about 5,364 meters (17,598 feet). Altitude sickness is a concern and can affect trekkers at various points along the route. Duration: The trek usually takes around 12-14 days, covering a considerable distance and involving daily walking for several hours. Long trekking days and consecutive days of hiking can be physically demanding. Weather conditions: The weather in the Himalayas can be unpredictable, with cold temperatures, wind, and the possibility of snow or rain. Proper preparation for varying weather conditions is crucial. Terrain: The trail involves a variety of terrains, including rocky paths, steep ascents and descents, suspension bridges, and some sections with exposure to heights. Good physical fitness and trekking experience can be beneficial. Teahouse accommodations: Accommodations along the route are in basic teahouses, and facilities may be limited. Trekkers need to adapt to the rustic conditions. While the trek is challenging, many people of varying ages and fitness levels successfully complete it each year. Adequate physical preparation, acclimatization, and proper gear are essential. It's recommended to consult with a medical professional before attempting high-altitude treks and to trek with an experienced guide or group for safety.
The maximum altitude reached during the Everest Base Camp trek is at Everest Base Camp itself, which is situated at an elevation of approximately 5,364 meters (17,598 feet) above sea level.
Kala Patthar is a popular viewpoint on the Everest Base Camp trek, offering stunning panoramic views of Mount Everest and the surrounding peaks. The maximum height reached during the Everest Base Camp trek, including Kala Patthar, is around 5,643 meters (18,514 feet). Kala Patthar itself is slightly higher than Everest Base Camp and provides trekkers with one of the best vantage points to admire Mount Everest. The ascent to Kala Patthar is often done as a side trip from Everest Base Camp, and the additional altitude gain from the base camp to Kala Patthar is approximately 279 meters (915 feet). Keep in mind that the trek involves acclimatization and gradual altitude gain to minimize the risk of altitude sickness.
Certainly, private treks in the Everest region, including Everest Base Camp, are possible and offer flexibility. Group treks are social and cost-effective. In both cases, a licensed guide is essential for safety and a memorable experience.
The best time to undertake the Everest Base Camp trek is during the pre-monsoon (spring) and post-monsoon (autumn) seasons when the weather is generally more stable and favorable for trekking. The two primary trekking seasons are: Spring Season (Pre-Monsoon): March to May Spring is a popular time for the Everest Base Camp trek. The weather is generally mild, and the temperatures gradually rise as the season progresses. The days are longer, and the landscape is adorned with blooming rhododendron flowers, making it a visually appealing time to trek. Autumn Season (Post-Monsoon): September to November Autumn is another excellent season for the Everest Base Camp trek. The weather is stable, and the skies are typically clear, offering stunning views of the Himalayan peaks. The temperatures are moderate, and the trails are in good condition after the monsoon rains have settled. During these seasons, the chances of encountering stable weather conditions, clear skies, and moderate temperatures are higher, making the trek more enjoyable. Both spring and autumn attract a significant number of trekkers, so it's advisable to plan and book in advance. While it's technically possible to do the trek during the winter and monsoon seasons, these periods present additional challenges. Winter (December to February) brings colder temperatures and the risk of snowfall, while the monsoon season (June to August) brings heavy rainfall and the possibility of leeches and slippery trails. Trekking during these times requires more preparation and may not be as popular due to the less favorable conditions.
Everest Base Camp temperatures vary by season. In October (Autumn), expect daytime temps of 5-15°C (41-59°F) and nighttime temps of -5 to 5°C (23-41°F). April (Spring) sees daytime temps of 10-20°C (50-68°F) and nighttime temps of -5 to 5°C (23-41°F). These are approximations, and temperatures can change along the trek. Be prepared for colder nights at higher elevations.
For the Everest Base camp Trek in Nepal, two permits are required: 1. Sagarmatha National Park Entry Permit 2. Pasang Lhamu Rural Municipality Entrance Permit Both permits are crucial for trekking in the Everest region. You can obtain them either from the Nepal Tourism Board office in Kathmandu or at the park entry points. If you're not trekking independently, trekking agencies or guides can assist you in obtaining the necessary permits.
In the Everest region, accommodations for the Everest Base Camp trek mainly consist of teahouses and luxury lodges. Teahouses are basic, offering simple beds and communal dining areas, while luxury lodges provide more comfort with amenities like attached bathrooms and better bedding. Availability and quality vary along the route, and during peak seasons, booking in advance is advisable, with trekking agencies assisting in accommodation arrangements.
The Everest Base Camp trek offers breathtaking views of peaks like Everest, cultural experiences at Tengboche Monastery, and vibrant Namche Bazaar. Explore diverse landscapes, Sherpa culture, and reach the iconic Kala Patthar for sunrise views of the Himalayas. The trek is within Sagarmatha National Park, home to unique flora and fauna. It's a high-altitude adventure with camaraderie among fellow trekkers, making it a once-in-a-lifetime experience.
Yes, you can charge for an extra fee. Prices may vary, so it's advisable to bring a power bank that you can charge in Kathmandu and use in higher areas, where charging can be more expensive.
You can select from a menu offering local, continental, and Chinese dishes. Prepared by local cooks.
"Absolutely! It is highly advisable to acquire travel insurance, ensuring it includes coverage for emergency evacuation at high altitudes. Altitude sickness can affect individuals regardless of their fitness level. The solution is to take it slow and walk at a steady pace. If you experience symptoms of Acute Mountain Sickness (AMS), it is recommended to descend to a lower elevation."

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