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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.