Everest Base Camp Trek

Duration: 14 Days   |  13 Reviews

The Everest Base Camp trek takes you through Rhododendron forests, alpine vegetation, river trails and the villages of the Sherpas and rests you at foot of the highest mountain in the world, Mount Everest. Everest is known as Sagarmatha in Nepalese. From the heart-clenching flight to Lukla and views of four among the six highest mountains in the world, EBC brings you everything you need for the perfect adventure.

Everest Base Camp trek (5,364m/17,594ft) one of the most popular and challenging trekking destinations in the world, brings you numerous opportunities to see the Himalaya in its full glory and magnificence. Our 14-day long trek to the base camp of the highest mountain in the world includes a day for acclimatization as well. In these fourteen days you will experience up and close views of some eight-thousanders (a group of 14 independent mountains over 8,000m)  like Cho Oyu at 8102m ( sixth highest), Mt.Makalu at 8481m (fifth highest), Mt. Lhotse at 8516m (fourth highest) and Mt. Everest at 8848m( the highest).

The Khumbu region is more than the glory of altitude, you will also get to enjoy views of Nangkhartshang Peak(5082m), Thamserku(6623m), AmaDablam(6856m), Nuptse(7861m), ImjaTse/Island Peak(6160m) Kala Patthar (5,545m/18,192 ft.), Pumori(7161m)and closely observe the Khumbu glacier in this trip. Not only mountains, but you will also get to see the culture and way of life of the Sherpas (the bravest climbers in the world and natives of the region).

Our journey to Everest begins with a flight from Kathmandu to Lukla (2,860m/9,186 feet). It is your first step closer to Everest Base Camp and a very thrilling mountain ride. Since altitude is a significant concern in the Everest, we will make the first layover for acclimatization and rest at Namche Bazaar (3,440m/11,284 ft), a hustling and bustling Sherpa village which is also known as the gateway to Everest.

Everest Base Camp lies in the Sagarmatha National Park (a UNESCO world heritage site) which has a vast variety of flora and fauna and Buddhist monasteries, all of which you’d be passing through in this trek. This journey that leads to the top of the world will fill you with thrill and adventure at first, and with satisfaction in the end. The friendly Sherpas and their villages, yak processions, views of some of the tallest mountains in the world, Dudhkoshi ( River of milk) trail, magnolia and rhododendron forests, and the smell of Himalayan incense paired with morning prayers that echo the region will give you an experience as you’ve never had before.

Everest Base Camp trek brings in more than 40,000 trekkers each year making it Nepal’s most famous trek. Whether it is off the beaten trail, you are looking for or well-established route with all necessary comforts; you can get both in this trek based on what you choose.

If you are a novice trekker in average health and have regular physical fitness, then joining the Everest Base Camp Trek-16 days could be a better option for you. For experienced trekkers who seek a challenge, take them off the beaten path with Everest Base Camp Trek via Gokyo Lakes-18 days, or Everest Base Camp with Three High Passes-20 days trek.

A typical day on a trek: Live the Experience in words

A typical day on a trek organized by Adventure Club Trek will be exciting, informative, picturesque and lots of fun, of course! Our guides do not believe in hurrying the trekkers during the trip, they take a more leisurely approach which means you can take your time to enjoy the landscapes, take your photos and explore as much of the culture as you’d like. There are, of course, exceptions; times when guides have to hurry a team for safety reasons.

Trekking in the Himalaya is an experience like no other. Experienced, strong, qualified and friendly guides along with porters who carry your luggage make every day of this journey more feasible for you. You have to carry your small regular daypack on trekking days. We start each day with a wake-up morning cup of tea. Then, we pack our bags and sit for a locally made wholesome breakfast before setting off for the trek.

We typically start the day’s hike around 7:00 am-8:00 am, depending on the nature of the day’s trek and duration. We sit for lunch after walking for 3-4 hours. We usually take the lunch break around midday and resume after an hour’s rest. The afternoon trek is usually only up to 2-3 hours long meaning we reach our overnight stay before evening, so, we munch on extra dietary snacks till the dinner is ready. Once we have our dinner (around 6 pm) we are free to explore the adjacent places.

Before going to bed, the group discusses their experience. Later, the guide will brief the group on the next day’s trip plans. If it is too early to go to bed for you, we can engage in some games and fun conversations. Most trekkers prefer playing cards, reading books or learning some Nepalese. We wake up and start the cycle again.

 

Trip Highlights:

Tenzing-Hillary Airport/Lukla Airport:  the airport or the flight isn’t a major part of the trek itself, but it is how the trek starts, with a flight from Kathmandu to Lukla. This small airport in Lukla in Khumbu region of eastern Nepal lies at 2,845m/9,334 ft. and is considered as one of the most dangerous airports in the world due to its situation, the airstrip is built on a hillside on a steep incline.

Namche Bazaar: It is the ultimate hub, a marketplace and the most hustling residential part of the Khumbu region. Situated at the height of 3,440 m/11,286 ft, Namche has a bank and a police check post. One can buy everything from Yak meat, trekking gears to cultural artifacts here.

Tengboche Monastery: The route to Tengboche Monastery is as scenic as it can get. You can truly experience the abundance of nature in the Sagarmatha National Park region. On your way through pine, magnolia and Rhododendron forest you will come across many endangered animals like Musk Deer, Himalayan Thar and Lophohorous (Danphe, the national bird of Nepal) among many others. Once you reach the monastery the enchantment of sacred Buddhist prayers fills you with spiritual bliss, the tranquility in the Buddhist region engulfs you. For those not looking for spiritual satisfaction, the monastery offers 360-degree panorama view of mountains like AmaDablam (6,812m), Kantega (6,782m) Lhotse (8,516m) and Mt. Everest ( 8,848m).

Kala Patthar (5,555m/18,226 ft.) and Everest Base Camp (5,380m/17,600 ft.) The ascent to the tallest mountain in the world, Everest, starts from its base camp which is your ultimate destination on this trip. There are two rudimentary base camps to Everest, south and the North. The most popular one and on Nepal’s side is the south. It is used by climbers as a point of acclimatization before starting their ascent to the top. Kala Patthar (5,545m/18,192 ft.) is the best viewpoint in the Everest region. It lies at Mt. Pumori’s southern face above Gorakshep and is at a higher elevation than base camp. Kala Patthar meaning a big black rock provides a full view of Mt. Everest and the mesmerizing Khumbu Glacier.

Himalayan Lifestyle and Sherpa Culture: Trekking in the Himalaya is never only about the mountains, it is about the life you see along the way, culture and the people of the region as well. The people of the Everest region are the Sherpas. Majority of Sherpas are Buddhists. They rely on yaks for transport, farming, meat, fur, and dairy. The houses here are stone built mostly. Sherpas are known to be brave, kind and friendly. The morning in Sherpa villages starts with enchanting Buddhist prayers over Himalayan incense.

Outline Itinerary:

  • Day 01: Arrive in Kathmandu, Rest, and Trek Discussion.
  • Day 02: Fly to Lukla, 40 minutes’ flight and trek to Phakding: Walking Distance. 8km.
  • Day 03: Trek Phakding to Namche Bazaar: Walking Distance. 11km.
  • Day 04: Acclimatization and rest Day at Namche.
  • Day 05: Trek Namche Bazaar to Tengboche: Walking Distance. 10km.
  • Day 06: Trek Tengboche to Dingboche: Walking Distance. 10km.
  • Day 07: Day Trip to Chhukung valley and back to Dingboche: Walking Distance. 9km.
  • Day 08: Trek Dingboche. to Lobuche: Walking Distance. 7km.
  • Day 09: Trek to Gorakshep, hike to Everest Base Camp, and returning back to Gorakshep : Walking Distance. 13km.
  • Day 10: Climb to Kala Patthar and trek to Pheriche : Walking Distance.16km
  • Day 11: Trek Pheriche -Tengboche to Namche Bazaar : Walking Distance. 20km.
  • Day 12: Trek Namche to Lukla : Walking Distance.19km.
  • Day 13: Flight back to Kathmandu.
  • Day 14: Departure from Kathmandu.

Cost Includes

  • Arrival and departure transfer by private tourist vehicle
  • Standard twin-sharing accommodation in a three-star hotel in Kathmandu including breakfast (2 nights).
  • Best available twin sharing Teahouse  or lodge for accommodation during the trek. 
  • All meals (breakfast, lunch, and dinner) during the trek
  • Government licensed, English speaking guides trained in wilderness first aid
  • Round-trip airfare between Kathmandu and Lukla including airport departure tax
  • All ground transportation in a comfortable private vehicle as per the itinerary
  • Welcome and farewell dinner.
  • Everest National Park permits and TIMS permit for trekking.
  • Assistant trekking guides walking with the group to support as necessary (1 assistant guide for 4 trekkers)
  • Porters to carry your luggage during the trek (1 porter for 2 trekkers)
  • Staff costs including their salary, food, accommodation, domestic airfare, and medicine.
  • Insurance covering all staff and porters in base camp Kalapathar hike.
  • Down jacket and sleeping bag ( to be returned after trip completion) 
  • Complimentary Adventure Club Trek T-shirt, duffel bag, and trekking map
  • Medical kit (carried by your trek leader)
  • Travel and rescue arrangement
  • All government and local taxes.

Cost Excludes

  • Nepal visa (USD 25 for 15 days and USD 40 for 30 days).
  • Lunch and evening meals in Kathmandu.
  • International air fares/flights (fares and flights can be arranged upon the request).
  • Personal expenses (alcoholic drinks, bottled water, cold drinks).
  • Personal travel insurance and medical bills.
  • Personal trekking equipment.
  • Tips for guide, porters, and drivers (tipping is expected, but it is not mandatory).

Clients Reviews

  • Andrea Vegh
    Andrea Vegh
    Hungary Published: Tuesday, June 5, 2018

    I'm extremely lucky

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    Arrive as a tourist and leave this magical world as a friend. That was my main impression when I visited Nepal first and second time. Whole country is extremely wonderful having thousands and thousands beautiful landscapes to explore but a prossefional guide is highly recommended. I feel myself very lucky and blessed I could lead by Birendra, the owner of this company. His respectful, open-minded, flexible, helpful personality and very professional way of working made my EBC trek unforgettable. I became addicted to mountains and Nepal too thus I plan my next journey to Kanchenhunga region in 2019. No question about my choice regarding trekking company. :)


     

  • 694kevin
    694kevin
    United Kingdom Published: Friday, August 25, 2017

    Trek to Everest Base camp

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    The quiet confidence of Birendra and his team of guides and porters, as they guide and support you throughout your trek, leaves you feeling incredibly looked after, supported, educated & entertained. From the moment that you wake and have your bag packed they have quietly and efficiently whisked your unwanted kilos on to the next destination, while other members of the team bring breakfast and hot drinks. Then they guide you carefully and expertly over the many different terrains that you will encounter throughout each day. They look after the front middle and rear of the group equally. I will without question employ Birendra and his team for my next trip and have already recommended him to my friends and acquaintances.

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    Belami_13
    United Kingdom Published: Thursday, April 20, 2017

    Amazing experience

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    This trek to Everest Base Camp was my first trek of any kind - and I wasn't disappointed! The location is, of course, stunning. So exciting just to be at the roof of the world. But the whole experience was enhanced by Birendra and his assistants, Prakesh and Prem. I found them to be extremely professional in relation to the organisation of the trip and, on a personal level, unfailingly helpful and courteous. I felt myself to be in very good hands, safe and well looked after. No hesitation in recommending Adventure Club.


     

  • Claire Taylor
    Claire Taylor
    United Kingdom Published: Friday, May 15, 2015

    Base camp trek

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    A group of ten of us went to Everest Base Camp with Adventure Club in April and it was such a great experience. I mean, the base camp trek is always going to be great regardless of how you get there but for us it was Sonam, Bhim and Kali, our guides, who made it incredible. I felt so looked after and they were fun, friendly and really patient with all of us. By the time we got to where we were staying for the night our rooms were already booked and we just had to sit down and order food. No hassle at all. The porters were great too and they only carry two bags which, for me, is really important. We saw too many porters carrying way too much weight on this trek and it means a lot to me that Adventure Club treat their porters fairly. Our flight to Lukla was cancelled twice due to weather and Birendra made sure we were taken back to our hotel safely, got our flights rebooked and made sure we were picked up on time in the morning. He dealt with everything, we didn't have to lift a finger. Absolute professional. All in all it's a brilliant company who will look after you from start to finish. All you have to do is show up and walk.

    Brighton, United Kingdom

  • Fiatmusica
    Fiatmusica
    United States Published: Wednesday, October 29, 2014

    Solo trek to Everest Base Camp and Kala Patthar

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    My solo trek to Everest Base Camp and Kala Patthar turned out to be the Adventure of a Lifetime, thanks to the excellent planning and assistance of Birendra Chudal, and the superb guide he assigned to me, Badurai, whom I called "Mr. Rai." From the very beginning, there was excellent communication with Birendra, so that he was able to take care of my domestic flight to Lukla, the entrance pass and the TIMS card, as well as numerous other details. He provided me with all the support and assistance I needed, which made life so much easier for me as I had never been to Nepal before. This included help with transportation and lodging -- I even got to meet his lovely family, which was an unexpected pleasure. As for my guide, Mr. Rai, he was totally committed to my safety and comfort, always staying with me on the trail, assisting with lodgings as we made our way from village to village, and providing help in ways too numerous to mention, always with a cheerful attitude and never a word of complaint. If I were to return to Nepal for further treks the first thing I would do is contact Birendra, whose knowledge and professional experience enabled me to enjoy a marvelous adventure without any significant problems (well, we did get a little bit of snow, but fortunately not enough to prevent us from reaching our dual goals of EBC and Kala Patthar!). NAMASTE to both Birendra and Mr. Rai -- I could not have done it without your help!

    Philadelphia, PA

  • Hossein D
    Hossein D
    Iran (Islamic Republic of) Published: Wednesday, June 11, 2014

    Everest Base camp

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    My friend and I did Everest Base camp trek with Adventure Club Trek in November 2013. It was one of my dreams that came true last year. Adventure Club was recommended to me by few of my friends who had gone to EBC many times with Adventure Club. I found Birendra and his team very professional, friendly and very well organized. My guide. Pemba and the porter were very friendly and professional. I have many friends who have had trip to Nepal with different companies. Based on what I heard from them, Birendra organized the tour with a price less than other companies with the same level of services. During my trek Birendra was always accessible by phone at any time during the trek (day and night time), and managed any changes to the trek plane based on my request or other reason. Unfortunately I got mountain sickness before getting to Base Camp and I had to go back to Kathmandu. Birendra rearranged everything (new porter, rescheduling flight ticket and…) immediately. When I went back to Kathmandu I had extra time waiting for my friend to com back from EBC, so I asked him to arrange a trip to Chitwan Jungle National Park and beautiful city of Pokhara. I spent few unforgettable days resting and sightseeing in beautiful hotels in Chitwan and Pokara. Next year I will go again to Nepal for another trek and also visiting Tibet, and I definitely will do my trip with Birendra who is not only a company owner for me any more but also a good trusted and reliable friend. I recommend Nepal travelers to try their trip with Adventure Club Trek.

    Tehran, Iran

  • Eniko B
    Eniko B
    Australia Published: Monday, May 19, 2014

    Everest Base Camp in the snowstorm

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    When I finally reached Everest Base Camp in the snowstorm, a dream has come true. I was sick and exhausted, close to be choppered down, but I made it. And I made it because I had great company and support. And I knew I was in the good hands of Birendra and his amazing team. Lovely people, friendly and always ready to help. Always ready to bring you another ginger tea, to carry your daypack or just talk and entertain. Everything was organised and taken care of. Our only job was to carry on trekking, taking one further step and one more... until we reached our destination.
    It was an experience and a trip for a lifetime and I will definitely go back. Probably the most memorable moment was when I first saw Mt Everest from above Namche bazar. It was from a fair distance but it was spectacular. 
    I got to know more about the Nepalese culture, about the lovely Nepalese people and I fell in love with those mountains. I am looking forward to go back and join Birendra's group again. And I can only recommend to everyone who loves adventure and enjoys great company to do the same :)

    Sydney, Australia

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    Peter M
    Switzerland Published: Monday, April 28, 2014

    Everest Base Camp trek

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    Birendra and his team made this a superb two weeks. He and his guides created a wonderful family atmosphere. Everyone was friendly and happy to help and answer questions and queries. Birendra's knowledge of Nepalese history and culture was huge bonus. I felt safe at all times and confident in the team. Furthermore, Birendra looks after his team (guides and porters) well, so you can be sure they are well cared for on the trip - something which is of great importance to me. I throughly recommend Adventure Club Treks to anyone no matter what age or ability.


     

  • stvan N
    stvan N
    United Kingdom Published: Sunday, June 16, 2013

    Great service

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    I have used this company twice so far and everything was good and worked out very well. They provide great service. First time when I went to the Everest b.c by myself I asked for a guide from them. Ram was good fun and helped in everything. Enjoyed his company. Plus I booked my rafting and chitwan N.Park trip through them. The price was really good, reasonable and all the service, hotels, accommodations, safari and rafting trip was an amazing adventure and worked out well.

    2nd time I went with a group of people to Everest b.c and used their service. The company provided the same expected ,perfect service. The guides, porters were very friendly and provided great service. We felt very safe between their hands. Birendra the owner of the company and our main guide just proved how to do a great job, taken care all the time and dealt with the rescuing things very well. 4 people got sick (altitude) during the trek and he did a professional job (looked after people, arranged the helicopters and helped during rescuing) Definitely can recommend them to everyone.

    London, United Kingdom

  • clara21bcn
    clara21bcn
    Spain Published: Thursday, May 9, 2013

    Time of my life

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    Thanks Adventure Club for this great trek to Everest Base Camp, everything went perfect and I had the time of my life! As a solo traveller, Adventure Club offered me to join a group to go to the Everest Base Camp so I could enjoy with more people and also reduce the cost of the trek. The services offered by our guides and porters was excellent, very professional people and also nice and fun to travel with. I felt safe and taken care all the time and any minor problem such as health issue (so normal up there) were dealt with great professionalism and care. I really enjoyed this trek and can absolutely recommend anyone to do a trek with Adventure Club.

    Barcelona, Spain

  • Fr4zland
    Fr4zland
    Australia Published: Tuesday, April 16, 2013

    Everest base Camp trek

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    Travelling solo I saw the value of having a guide for to do the Everest base Camp trek, and am very glad to have found Advernture Club. 
    I booked with the company before making the trip from Australia to Nepal and in the lead up the manager was happy to answer any questions I had. There are so so many treking/adventure companies when in Kathmandu, and after chatting to lots of other trekkers and their experiences, I can vouch that this is definately great value, a very safe (fully registered, insured, experienced staff) and reliable way to see the Himilayas.
    A very professional company, they provided me with one of the greatest experiences of my life, and now one of my most treasured memories!! 
    I will definitely use them next time!

  • omas1900
    omas1900
    Brazil Published: Friday, March 15, 2013

    Pefect tour

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    I travelled by myself to Nepal and I was lucky to find this company. They are totally reliable. The most important when you travel is to find people that work with tourism and you can fully trust on them. This is possible with this team. It is not necessary to say that I didn't have any problem, I went to Annapurna region 8 days, and then to the Everest Base Camp. Everything was perfect. And its owner is a special person. Take a time to sit and chat with him, he will, for sure, find the pefect tour and option for you.

    Sao Paulo, SP

Flight Delay in Kathmandu and Lukla

The unpredictability of the weather in mountain areas directly affects the flights to and from Lukla. The Twin Otter planes that are used for transport from and to Lukla are reasonably reliable in good weather conditions. But, the flights may be delayed or canceled due to technical problems and extreme weather conditions.To ensure you stay on your schedule in case the Twin Otter flight cancels or delays too far, we can charter you a helicopter. While the helicopter can fly at the visibility of 15,000m, the Twin Otters require 5,000m visibility, according to Nepal Civil Aviation rules.

You can pay for the helicopter in US cash, credit cards or traveler’ cheques directly to our Kathmandu office. We provide a receipt for the payment which you can present to claim the amount back from your travel insurance company. Helicopter charges range from a minimum of US$500 to a maximum of US$2500. Also, we recommend you land in Kathmandu a day before we start the trek. You have enough time to buy trekking gears and beat off the jet lag. Having a few days extra left after your trek is also an excellent way to ensure you don’t miss your international flight in case of difficulties during the trek which might lengthen your trip. It also gives you a way to beat the flight cancellation to or from Lukla in case of severe weather.

Note: Your safety is of the utmost concern whilst you are traveling with Adventure Club Trek. We will make every effort possible to follow the original itinerary but we reserve the right to change that itinerary if a segment of it becomes a safety issue. Certain mountain regions are remote, natural disasters can happen, weather conditions can decline and there can be illness or an injury. To avoid dangerous situations we may occasionally have to make changes to the itinerary to ensure everyone’s safety. That having been said, Adventure Club Trek will strive to provide you with the best possible trekking experience and to keep your safety our number one priority. In case, the flight delay/cancellation happens at the start of the trip and it goes so long that it disturbs your onward travel schedule, you are free to choose an alternative trip: such a trek in the AnnapurnaLangtang, or any other regions.

Pre-Trip Meeting

Prior to all the treks and expeditions, Adventure Club Trek hosts a pre-trip meeting in Kathmandu. The primary purpose of the meeting is to provide an opportunity for individuals to ask questions about the forthcoming trek and to introduce other team members. The meeting covers topics as diverse as personal equipment and acclimatization and usually involves a hike and some skills training. Pre-trip meeting is very important in order to have a better preparation of the trekking.

Trip Map

Fixed Departures and Cost

The quoted costs are per person but don't include International flights if you are a single person and want to be in a group you can join our fixed departure schedule if the schedule dates are not suitable for you, please contact us, and we will be happy to customize our trips to suit your needs. If any individuals/group don't want to join our other group, we can comply with your wishes and requirements. We are ground operators Himalayan destinations and can arrange your trip to suit your dates and choices.

Available - Trip is available to run if minimum group size is filled
Guaranteed - Trip is Guaranteed to run
Limited - Only a few spaces available

Trip Dates Availability Person Left Price
November 15, 2018
November 28, 2018
Available US$ 1239
November 19, 2018
December 02, 2018
Available US$ 1239
November 22, 2018
December 05, 2018
Available US$ 1239
November 25, 2018
December 08, 2018
Available US$ 1239
November 27, 2018
December 10, 2018
Available US$ 1239
November 30, 2018
December 13, 2018
Available US$ 1239
PRICE FROM US$ 1239 (Per Person)
Total: US$ 1239
  • Trip Duration 14 Days
  • Destination Nepal
  • Trip Difficulty Moderate
  • Trip Style Tea House Trek
  • Accomodation Hotel accommodation in Kathmandu and teahouses during the trek
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