• Everest Region
  • 5560 m
  • Above 2
  • March/April,Sep/Oct

Are you planning to go to Everest Base Camp Trek?

The top of the world, Everest(8848m) and it’s gateway Everest Base Camp has been a dream destination for millions of people who live for adventure and thrill in life. May it be people in the late years of their life or may it be the youth who is looking for inspirations and passion in life, both happen to choose Everest to restate and reclaim their worth. Today hard-core trekkers along with a number of trek-enthusiasts seek the challenge of reaching the mountaineer’s Base Camp. Fly into Lukla, to witness the true beauty and the unscathed mystery of the splendid Himalayas, experience the mountain culture, learn about the traditions and cultures of the famous Sherpa and spend time in exotic yet familiar Kathmandu. Kalapathar is considered the best view-point in the world as it lets an individual gaze at the Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse, Pumori, Amadablam and similar other mountains. By many, this particular spot is considered one of the most beautiful places in the world because of obvious reasons.

Unconquerable Everest and the Mystery Being.

Everest Base Camp trek

Unconquered till 29th May 1953, Everest opened its heart to brave mountaineers Tenzing Norgay Sherpa and Sir Edmund Hillary after various attempts from multiple teams of trekkers earlier and there always have been a lot of speculations on the enigma Everest holds. Many have tried to unfold the mysteries of the not fully explored land but the locals truly believe that massive caves in areas nearby Everest are abodes to Yetis, the unfound mythical yet believable beasts. Many also have found the gigantic footprints of the Yeti and a few claims that they have even seen it. As a matter of fact, teams of scientists head towards the top of the world every year to find clues about the abominable snowman and fuel proof to its existence.

Everest Base Camp Trek Altitude and Difficulty

Everest Base Camp Trek Difficulty

The difficulty of the EBC trek is perceived differently by different people and is mostly determined by the altitude trekkers ascend and descend to, length of the trek and the physical state and training they have.
To break all these apart, leaving Kathmandu from a n altitude of 1350 metres to Lukla at 2860 metres, the trek starts. Namche Bazaar is an important junction for trekkers as the name ‘’BAZAAR’’ meaning “MARKET’’ itself suggests at 3440 metres. Finally, the height/altitude of Everest Base Camp is 5360 metres from the sea level. Additionally, 5554 metres is the highest point in the whole of the trek at Kala Patthar Viewpoint which is an ideal spot for expeditionists to gaze at the shiny summits and pinnacles in awe.Everest Base Camp Trek Altitude

Secondly, the total distance to be trekked after landing at Lukla Airport is roughly 65 kilometres and the length of the trek almost 12 days. The geography of the terrain is mostly rocky, steep and patchy and that reduces the speed of the trekkers making even a short distance of 65 kilometres feel like a lot. The distance including the return trip makes it a 130 kilometres over-all trek. So, on average, adventurers will have to walk a distance of 10 kilometres each day. This might not sound like a lot but we are talking about high edged mountains and routes here and the key is consistency and curiosity.

Finally, ideal health is what enhances the true experience and emotions related to a miraculous exploit such as EBC Trek. But no worries, dreams and pursuits have no limits and that’s why we see thousands of people from the young to the old flocking to the base camp every year. So, you don’t need to panic if you are not a super-performing athlete and just a normal person. A few weeks of daily workouts, walks and hikes prior to the trek will help you live your Everest story more profoundly and with much appreciation and will also answer your Everest Base Camp Trek difficulty question all by yourself. Also, acclimatization is one of the issues for newbies and even for professional trekkers. Acute Mountain Sickness (AMS) is a common phenomenon which is induced when trekkers ascend to a higher altitude and the oxygen is less. Other factors include low pressure, possible dehydration and hypothermia. A little preparation and awareness can help you prevent all of these at once. For those who are not trek lovers yet melt at the sheer freshness of the mountains, Everest Base Camp Heli Tour can be an option. Depending upon you, it can either be a two-way tour or a one-way tour. Also, visitors can lessen the duration of the trek by trekking to the Everest Base Camp trek fly back by helicopter which can be further found on our Everest Base Camp Heli Tour package.

Everest Base Camp Trek  Route

Everest Base Camp Trek Route

The entirety of the EBC region falls under the Sagarmatha National Park and has diverse climate zones because of the steep ascending. Every area in the national park is above 3000 metres and 3 of the highest peaks in the world are pinned here including the Mount Everest. The Lukla Airport which is considered the most dangerous airport in the world didn’t exist almost 55 years back and there were only two ways to access the route to Everest Base Camp. Either, do a wild trek through the rocky landscapes for a total of 4 weeks or take a long ride on a bus to Jiri and walk for 5 to 8 days to reach Namche Bazaar and further continue. But that was bound to change shortly after Sir Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay’s victory over the unbreachable top. In 1964, everything changed after Himalayan trust backed up by Sir Edmund Hillary built a mountain-side dirt runway in Lukla to help the Sherpas with the carrying of the goods. After all these years, the same airport, now renamed Tenzing-Hillary Airport holds a lot of significance to the mountain goers and the local people as well. For now, visitors can either take flights to the same airport, also called Lukla Airport and then start the trek or take a bus route to Phaplu/Salleri after Jiri and hike for 2 days to reach Lukla and then continue the trek like others. For trek fanatics, Namche Bazaar also opens doors to 3 of the high passes in the region namely Renjola Pass, Chola Pass and Kongmala Pass via a place named Thame which ultimately leads to Gokyo Valley. All the trips that we, Exciting Himalaya offer are subjects to customization and can be modified as per your time availability, cost, fitness-level and other multiple factors.

Day 1: Arrival in Kathmandu & transfer to Hotel (1,300m)
Day 2: Permits preparation day
Day 3: Fly to Lukla (2,800m) and trek to Phakding (2,651m)
Day 4: Phakding to Namche Bazaar (3,440m)
Day 5: Namche bazaar acclimatization day and hike to Syangboche (3,780m)
Day 6: Namche to Deboche (3,820m)
Day 7: Deboche to Dingboche (4,410m)
Day 8: Dingboche to Lobuche (4,910m)
Day 9: Lobuche to EBC (Everest base camp) (5,360m) & back to Gorakshep (5,170m)
Day 10: Hike up to Kalapattar (5,545m) & back to Pheriche (4,250m)
Day 11: Pheriche to Namche Bazaar (3,440m)
Day 12: Trek to Lukla (2,800m)
Day 13: Consistency day at Lukla in case of late arrival from trekking or for emergency
Day 14: Fly back to Kathmandu
Day 15: Final Departure

Trekking to Everest base camp cost

Everest Base Camp Trek Cost

We, Exciting Himalaya mostly do our Everest Camp Treks in groups and packages which can help us lower the cost of the trek and that is our gift to our clientele. The packages cover everything from dual flights to food costs which includes 3 meals a day with a cup of tea in spots we stop. Secondly, salaries for the guide and porters, their insurances and airport pick-ups are already included in the awesomely economic packages we offer. Food available on tea-houses has had a long way before reaching your plate which makes it special and we believe that you treat the food the same way. We also provide guide and porter services only to daring souls who do not want a package and want to live off the exotic Himalayan region on their own. As the altitude increases, prices start to elevate as well starting from water including the food items and liquor. To find more on what we provide and don’t, check out our include/exclude list.

Everest Base Camp Trek Review

Everest Base Camp Trek Review

Here’s a fun fact!
Almost half of the newbie’s submitters who did the Everest Base Camp Trek initially thought that they might not actually make it. And it is not a made-up fact. Or maybe it is. But the point here, thinking of challenging the top of the world and knocking at its door i.e, Everest Base Camp is a huge deal and a lot of people panic just over the thought of that. Let these few lines be a review of the EBC region. The trek is not that hard as it is advertised but is as mysterious as the fables of the Yeti. A few things in check and you might even casually start your trek without any fear. A flight to Lukla, 12 days, 130 kilometres, proper gear, appropriate clothing, hydration, some medicines in your backpack and a will to conquer the top of the world; these are the requisites of doing the Everest Base Camp Trek. The fruits of the trek will be much sweeter if you do it with a well-trained guide for the safety, information and knowledge they can provide and at the same time, it is an impact created by you for showering the people with employment opportunities. You will know how amazing and worthy of a trip it was once you do it. See you in your next EBC trek after 2 years or maybe even sooner.
NOTE: If you want to know more about the gears needed and have queries, let us know through our e-mail: excitinghimalaya@gmail.com

Everest Base Camp Trek Highlights

  • Most Beautiful Place in the World.
  • World Tallest Mountain Mount.Everest (Sagarmatha)
  • Namche Bazar – Business Hub of Sherpa People.
  • Photogenic and Splendid Himalaya Range.
  • Buddhist Monastery
  •  Khumbu Glacier and icefall.

Day 1
Arrival in Kathmandu & transfer to Hotel (1,300m)

Take a rest from your flight at a hotel. We will pick you up from the airport. Take a good nap and enjoy your visit to Nepal. Know about your plans and details and get ready for tomorrow.

Day 2
Permits preparation day

We are heading to Everest Base Camp, so we must be prepared with all the permits that can be required in your trek to Everest Base Camp. However, leave that to us. It at least needs a day to get all the permits and we will do that for you. While in the meantime your check around Kathmandu’s top spots to hang around. Do all the shopping if you haven’t done it yet. We will be traveling to extreme cold areas so just have everything to warm you up.

Day 3
Fly to Lukla (2,800m) and trek to Phakding (2,651m)

We start off the trek with a flight from Kathmandu gliding through the mountains and hills to reach the Lukla Airport to reach an elevation of 2480 metres which has a single landing strip as the runway which is considered an adrenaline pumping experience by many since the strip ends towards the deep wide valley and is truly fascinating. From Lukla, our trekking initiates and we head towards Cheplung Village only to reach Phakding(2610m) which will be our point of stay for the day. We will trek for around 4 hours that same day and accommodate at a tea-house. The village is to the north of Lukla in the Dudh Koshi River Valley.

Day 4
Phakding to Namche Bazaar (3,440m)

Namche Bazaar(3440m) will be our final destination this day but before our day concludes, we will have some really still and vibrant experience ingrained in our minds already. We will pass through some small villages namely Monjo, Jorsale and so on where Monjo is the gateway to the Sagarmatha National Park on the north. We take the path through the park passing through alpine woods, rivers and dense mystic forests and reach Namche Bazaar to stay for the night. From Namche Bazaar, we will witness the close- up the beauty of the Thamserku and Kongdi Ri mountains. Similar to the day earlier, we will stay at a tea- house and will trek for a total of 6 hours.

Day 5
Namche bazaar acclimatization day and hike to Syangboche (3,780m)

After breakfast, we will be exploring the Syangboche Airstrip which is situated on a hill over the town. This is a perfect day to prepare ourselves for the acclimatization and for the bewitching exposure of the mountains. We will also explore what Namche has to offer like the Sherpa Culture Museum and many photo galleries

Day 6
Namche to Tengboche (3,820m)

After we start the trek for the day, we will already be seeing the close-up views of the Everest and will be going parallel to the Dudh Koshi River to reach the village of Tengboche. This is a mind-boggling exposure of the natural panorama of rivers, hills and Himalayan Mountains. The Tengboche village lies where the Dudh Koshi and the Imja Khola Rivers meet and is enclosed with tall hills that are densely covered with rhododendron trees. Rhododendron is the national flower of Nepal. We will ultimately walk a for 5 hours and stay at a tea-house and the maximum elevation reached will be 3860 metres. We will also visit Tengboche Monastery which is the most significant monastery in the Khumbu region.

Day 7
Tengboche to Dingbuche (4,410m)

We will cross the Imja River through a suspension bridge and move towards the village of Dingboche and throughout the trail, the village of Pangboche is crossed. Dingboche is also known as the “Summer Valley” of the Khumbu region as it is enclosed with a kilometre long wall made for the protection of the crops in the village from the freezing wind that waves down the Imja Valley. Dingboche is a scenic point for the sights of the Lhotse, the Ama Dablam, and the Island Peak. We will be trekking for almost 5 hours this day and reach an elevation of 4360 metres to finally stay at a tea-house.

Day 8
Acclimitization Day

We can acclimatize and at the same time trek towards the Nagarjun hill on this very day to make the most out of the Dingboche(4410) stay. Nagarjun (5100 meters) is situated above Dingboche on a hill at the ends of the Chhukung valley where we will enjoy climbing and steep walks around the mountains. We can reach Nagarjun in a couple of hours and we will be back at Dingboche for the night sta. Wonderful views of Lobuche East, Lobuche West, Kangtega, Taboche Peak, Thamserku, and the Ama Dablam awaits us here.

Day 9
Dingboche to Lobuche

We reach Dhungla and pass through the Trekkers Aid Post located at Pheriche (4210m) which is organized by the Western Volunteer Doctors with the assistance of The Himalayan Rescue Association. Then, we reach The Chupki Lhara, a rock-strewn sloping which gives us a different insight into how we view peaks. The trail then passes to the Khumbu Glacier moraine and Mount Nuptse awaits us once we pass the glacier. We trek for 5 hours and stay at Lobuche for the night which is at an elevation of 4940 meters.

Day 10
Lobuche to Gorakshep and go to Everest Base Camp

Trek to Everest Base Camp and back to Gorak Shep After walking for 3 hours from Lobuche, we arrive at Gorak Shep(5170m) which is a peaceful site with a few hotels. From here, the path unravels itself all the way to the top of the border only to reach our desired destination which is the Everest Base Camp(5300m). Here, we get to witness the stunning view of the Khumbu Icefall and the sight of the Khumbutse and Lingtren peaks. After enjoying our time at the base camp with beautiful landscape and the enclosing mountains, we get back to Gorak Shep to stay for the night.

Day 11
Hike up to Kalapattar (5,545m) & back to Pheriche (4,250m)

We will hike to Kalapatthar(5545m) early in the morning which is a well-known vantage point which lets one have comprehensive panoramic sights of Mt. Everest and many other peaks. Here, we will also view the rising sun which rises midst Mt Everest which can be considered as one of the most still and peaceful yet the most powerful and vibrant moments in life. After spending time at Kala Patthar, we return to Gorak Shep and walk down to Pheriche(4270m). We will walk for a total of 7 hours.

Day 12
Pheriche to Namche Bazar

The trek back to Namche Bazaar follows the same trail through Imja River and Tengboche. From here, we move down to Phungki Thanka, cross the Kyangjuma, and arrive at Namche. We walk for a total of 6 hours and demote to an elevation of 3440 meters again.

Day 13
Namche to Lukla

The trail from Namche to Lukla follows a steep path downwards and one can’t stop but wonder the initial trek moments he/she had and be grateful about it. Here, the Dudh Koshi awaits you to bid farewell.

Day 15
Lukla to Kathmandu

We relax back on our seats and envision everything we have accomplished in the entirety of the trek

which is a really special moment for one to have intense and vibrant goosebumps. We look over the

mountains and see ourselves on top of them because we almost conquered the top of the world. Finally,

we are in the capital and in our comfy hotel beds yet we feel like the small tea-house beds were more


Cost Includes

  • Pick up & drop to and from Airport by private Car/Van/Bus as per group size
  • 3 night’s hotel accommodation in Kathmandu with Breakfast
  • Both way air ticket (KTM-LUKLA- KTM) for the Member & Guide including Airport tax
  • Local Tax for Everest Region
  • Sagarmatha (Everest) National park fee
  • Fresh Meals on full board ( Breakfast+Lunch+Dinner) with Hot drinks and Tea/ Coffee
  • An English Speaking Local Trekking Guide, Assistant Guide & Porters
  • All applicable government taxes levied in Nepal
  • Staff daily wages, insurance, equipment, domestic airfare, food and accommodation

Cost Excludes

  • International airfare
  • Lunch and Dinner during your stay in Kathmandu
  • Personal expenses: phone call, laundry, bar bills, battery recharge, mineral water & hot shower
  • Rescues, repatriation, medicines, medical tests and hospitalization expenses
  • Clothing packing items or bags, personal medical kit
  • Tips for guide and porters
  • Any additional staff other than specified
Trip Reviews
4 stars
- based on 5 reviews
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  2. Highly Recommended
    Mohammad Hussein31st July, 2019

    My friend recommends this company for Everest base camp trek. the view was amazing, definetly I will back to Nepal and would be recommended Exciting Himalaya for trekking and tour in Nepal.
  3. Amazing Trek
    Shadow31st July, 2019

    First trekking experience in Nepal, fully satisfied with the company, guide, and porter as well.
  4. Everest Base Camp Trek
    Kim21st July, 2019

    I did the Everest Base Camp Trek with Sandesh and it was splendid. I saw the best view in my life I can’t expect a better view. Highly recommend Sandesh and team, and obviously Exciting Himalaya. They have such a professional team !!
  5. Everest basecamp and helicoptertour with exciting himalaya
    Amritesh singh3rd May, 2019

    I had a very good experience in my travel plan with this company exciting Himalaya. Helicopter tour in Nepal with exciting Himalaya This is definitely a once in a lifetime experience that worth every penny, I stayed at this hostel Himalaya and Nabaraj provided an excellent service. I came on a short trip with friends like it was an adventure trip and to see Everest was on my bucket list, so this was the only way to do it. I highly recommend this company exciting Himalaya if you want to see Everest as close as you can without the long trekking,they will Organise any trips and there services and handlers and very gud and thy know how to provide a excellent services to the customer. Guys i had a great experience with these guys and will recommend everyone who is willing to come to and experience Nepal.

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