Everest Base Camp Trek

Duration: 12 Days   |   Based on 3 Reviews   |   Trip Photos  |   Trip Map
  • Destination: Nepal
  • Trip Difficulty: Moderate
  • Transport: Private Vehicle / Aeroplane
  • Food: Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner
  • Accommodation: Lodge to lodge
  • Max Elevation: 5545m

Everest Base Camp Trek, by Marvel Adventure, is a fantastic journey about exploring things in the home of Mt Everest. Often hailed as one of the best treks in the world, Everest Base Camp Trek or EBC Trek is worth every buzz.

This journey has everything to make you awe. From scenic landing at Lukla Airport, stay at Namche Bazaar, dine at Everest View Hotel, pray at Tengboche Monastery, a hike above Dingboche, a vast mountain panorama from Kalapatthar to pause at Everest Base Camp, it has all.

It is a 12 days expedition that starts with a famous and scenic Lukla flight. Then from Lukla, the walk begins. And the beautiful happenings of the trek start to come the walker’s way. The lush vegetation of Sagarmatha National Park, rushing rivers, suspension bridges, and Sherpa villages entertain during the trek's first few days.

Once the trek reaches beyond Namche Bazaar, the Himalayan town, things start to get better. Ama Dablam, one of the photogenic mountains in the world, shadows your trail for some days. The other peaks will be there too, but Ama Dablam steals the show effortlessly. In this way, the trek progresses via Tengboche’s monastery, mani walls, chortens, and gompas of the region.

Specially, you will be in the dwelling place of the Sherpas on the trek for around ten days. It will be a chance to look into the complex but inspiring lifestyle of the locals. The region's culture, food, tradition, and living style can move anyone.

Slowly, the trek gains height as it reaches Dingboche, Lobuche, and Gorakshep. Breathtaking mountain views will become too regular now. The terrains also change colors as they turn dry and deserted of trees. However, the visions still are mouth-opening with snow-clad mountains and amazing landscapes. Everything looks surreal here.

The trek progresses gradually via Everest Region’s high region, leading to Everest Base Camp(5,364m) and Kala Patthar(5,545m). These two places are just inexpressible in words. Mountains will treat your eyes like nowhere or never in these two landmarks. Four of the eight-thousanders: Everest, Makalu, Lhotse, and Cho Oyu, will be there for your eyes. Many other peaks will also be in sight, but we bet you will like to watch the higher ones.

And after reaching all those places, the trek begins to turn around. Namche Bazaar, Tengboche, and Phakding all will come along the walk. The walk finally finishes after coming to Lukla, running through the same route. And then, a flight back to Kathmandu concludes Everest Base Camp Trek in 12 days.

Our words can never judge the beauty of the place and trek. You have to attend this to learn about the walk. You will not regret it once. We can guarantee this much!

When is the best time for Everest Base Camp Trek?

Everest Base Camp Trek is doable all year round. Trekkers have done it in all four seasons: Autumn, Winter, Spring, and Summer. Among these seasons, the best times are Spring and Autumn. They are best for pleasant weather conditions than the other two, Winter and Summer.

Autumn(September-November) and SpringMarch to May) are the correct times for walking on the Everest Base Camp trail. These two seasons are the busiest as well; trekkers flood over the path. The reason is the best climatic conditions.

You get clear skies, open mountains, warm temperatures, colorful vegetation, and a dry climate in both duration. The chances of rain and snow are almost null during the seasons. Spring is mainly the best time to enjoy rhododendrons and other flowers. And if you love celebrating new festivals, Autumn is the time.

However, Winter is a cold and snowy time to visit Everest, and Summer is precipitating. The weather can turn harsh sometimes. You must be ready for any kind of changes in the temperature. Therefore, the trails are less crowded during Winter and Monsoon.

So go for Autumn and Spring for a relaxing trek. You will have a good experience on the walk.

How Difficult is the Everest Base Camp Trek?

Everest Base Camp Trek is a walk for anyone who can trek for 6-7 daily hours in the mountains. Rated as a moderate trek, the trek to Everest Base Camp is a bit demanding if you are a sheer beginner. Yes, it is a moderate trek, but that does not mean anyone can do it.

This trek has high-altitude walking, up to 5,545m(Kala Patthar). The walk starts from Lukla(2,800m) and reaches Kala Patthar. During this walk, the tour will include steep, rugged, and slippery sections. As said earlier, you will walk for 6-7 hours on average. The hike is around 130km in the distance, which is not easy in the mountains.

As you gain heights and reach the higher places of the region, the temperature begins to drop. In the dark hours, it is freezing in the Everest Region. The risk of altitude sickness is also accurate on this trek. As it goes up to 5,545m, you must be careful about the sickness.

You must have some training and preparation before this adventure. If you are an experienced walker, that is perfect. Everest Base Camp Trek can be difficult for some people without suitable preparation.

Can you do the trek?

Yes, you can do the trek. But who are you? Are you an experienced trekker? Have you prepared physically and mentally? Can you survive at high altitudes? If all the answers are yes, then only we can say yes. As mentioned earlier, Everest Base Camp Trek is a moderate trek with specific difficulties.

High altitude walking, cold weather, rough terrain, long walking length, and more. For some people, all these challenges can be too much on a trek. Hence, if you can take them on, you can do Everest Base Camp.

How to train for Everest Base Camp Trek?

There is no super trick we can tell you to train for Everest Base Camp Trek. However, you need to look at your physical endurance level and cardio. If you already have a good physique, that is even better. Otherwise, you should start strength training and cardio training. The activity makes the trek easier for you.

Cardio training is an exercise that improves your heart and lung performance. It makes you consume more oxygen, which is essential in the mountains. Some cardio exercises include brisk walking, running, swimming, weather aerobics, jogging, and cycling. Just do anything that increases your heartbeat and makes your lungs improve their job.

Likewise, for walking on steep and rough uphills of the trek, you need good shoulders, arms, legs, feet, or the whole body. Your body should endure any kind of climb easily. Strength training helps you to achieve such a body. So do activities like push-ups, planks, squats, mountain climbers, etc., and prepare a strengthened body.

Last but not least, mental conditioning is also necessary for the trek. The trek can be arduous mentally for some people. You might give up on continuing the walk quickly if not mentally ready. Therefore, be mentally aware of the things that can happen on tour.

If you train in this way, you’ll kill the trek.

Is this a trek for Beginners?

Yes, this trek is for all sorts of trekkers, including beginners. But as a beginner, you must train for the tour before coming for the walk. You should gain a physique that can take on the challenges of the trek. Likewise, you should be mentally strong and committed. If you will come like this, this trek is for you. If you do not find time to train, this may not be your trek.

Why is Acclimatization necessary?

Acclimatization is necessary if you are going to a new and high elevation. It is the process of being accustomed to a new height. On Everest Base Camp Trek, you will gain 600 to 700m of altitude daily. When your body is changing lengths rapidly, the body needs acclimatization time. Our bodies require some time to acclimate to new heights. If not acclimatized, the chances of altitude sickness get doubled. You surely do not want to get altitude sickness? That is where acclimatization is necessary.

Highlights

  • Commence an exciting quest of Mt Everest with a scenic flight to Lukla.
  • Trek deep in the woods of the Everest Region’s Sagarmatha National Park.
  • Follow the footsteps of early pioneers throughout the trek.
  • Cross dozens of colorful suspension bridges along the way.
  • Pass by the famous, traditional, and iconic hamlets of Sherpas.
  • Know the locals' distinct living style, history, and current status.
  • Remain stunned by the bewildering beauty of the region.
  • Explore a town full of life, Namche Bazaar.
  • Attend an acclimatization hike to Everest View Hotel, one of the most elevated hotels in the world.
  • Get spiritual blessings from Tengboche Monastery.
  • Traverse to Everest Base Camp and witness the legend of the landmark.
  • Experience a breathtaking sunrise and mountains panorama from Kala Patthar.
  • Get to see the famous Khumbu Ice Fall and Khumbu Glacier.
  • Have a memorable trekking experience in the house of Mt Everest, Lhotse, Cho Oyu, Lhotse, Makalu, Ama Dablam, and many other peaks.

Day to Day Itinerary

  • Day 1 Fly to Tenzing Hillary Airport at Lukla (2800m) and Trek to Phakding (2610m)

    Flight Duration: 35 minutes

    Trek Duration: 4 hours

    Overnight at: Phakding(2,610m)

    Early in the dawn, you will fly towards Lukla’s famous Tenzing Hillary Airport. It will be a flight of beautiful 35 minutes as you see the majestic Himalayas. Upon the landing, you will prepare for the trek ahead to Phakding. You will start with a descent to the Dudhkoshi River. Cheplung Village, a sherpa village, will come along. And you will also get to watch Mt Khumbila, a region's holy mountain. Descending further and following the river, you will end up in Phakding. The night will be in a teahouse.

    • Day 2 Trek to Namche (3440m)

      Trek Duration: 6 hours

      Overnight at: Namche Bazaar(3,440m)

      Following breakfast, you will continue the trek by rejoining the Dudh Koshi River. You will cross several suspension bridges and many prayer flags. Moving ahead, you will enter Sagarmatha National Park at Monjo. And there will be refreshing walks in the lush pine and rhododendron forest.

      You will pass via places like Benkar, Jorsalle, and Monjo. During the trek, you will also see subtle views of Mt Everest. There will be a gradual uphill walk to reach Namche Bazaar. This way, you will get to a beautiful mountain town, Namche Bazaar. You will have a great evening time in Namche.

      • Day 3 Acclimatization Day at Namche

        It is a crucial Everest Base Camp Trek day, which you will spend around Namche Bazaar. The day is for acclimatization before moving any further on the trek. To make the day worth it, you will hike up to Everest View Hotel(3,880m). The hotel is one of the region's best places to dine and enjoy Mt Everest. You can enjoy the glorious panorama of the area from the hotel. After the scenic breakfast, you will drop down to Namche Bazaar.

        • Day 4 Trek to Tengboche (3874m)

          Trek Duration: 6 hours

          Overnight at: Tengboche(3,874m)

          After spending two evenings in Namche, it is time to leave for Tengboche. You will head on the trail that goes upward from the town. Walking it gradually, you will leave Namche and join a dense wood trail.

          The route to Tengboche has several ups and downs. But you will love the trek overlooking Ama Dablam along the way. If lucky, you will even encounter some wild animals in the forest. Watching great things on every step, you will reach Phunki Thenga village. After that, you will take a slow uphill to Tengboche. Tengboche Monastery will give you a lovely welcome. You will spend a scenic evening in Tengboche.

          • Day 5 Trek to Dingboche (4400m)

            Trek Duration: 5 hours

            Overnight at: Dingboche(4,400m)

            You will wake up to a blissful morning in Tengboche, hearing the prayers at Tengboche Monastery. Then you pay a visit around the monastery until breakfast. After breakfast, you will leave the place and move towards Dingboche, the next stop. The walk to Dingboche operates via Sherpa villages like Somare and Pangboche.

            Now, the vegetation will get thinner as we progress higher. Only bushes will come more often along the way. You will trek through the trail, watching Amadablam on the right. As you travel nearer Dingboche, several chortens, stupas, and mani walls will also pass. In this way, you will find Dingboche, a hamlet sitting in the arms of the mountains.

            • Day 6 Acclimatization Day at Dingboche

              You have to acclimatize once more in Dingboche. We cannot take any risks in the mountains. So it is better to acclimatize well. This rest day in Dingboche will make you comfortable with the region.

              Just like earlier acclimatization day, you will do a day hike to the nearest ridge. It will be a short uphill hike from Dingboche village to Nagarshan Hill(5,100m). From the hill, you can grab pictures of Makalu, Island Peak, Cho Oyu, and Ama Dablam from the mountain. The spectacular view will make the day special. You will return to Dingboche after the sightseeing to spend another night.

              • Day 7 Trek to Lobuche (4940m)

                Trek Duration: 5 hours

                Overnight at: Lobuche(4,930m)

                Now, you are good to take new heights. Having breakfast, you will leave Dingboche with an uphill hike through the valley. Lobuche and Toabuche Peak will be safeguarding you from the sides. Shortly, you will reach to walk along the Khumbu Glacier. It will be an easy hike on terminal moraines.

                Then you’ll reach Thukla Memorial, a place dedicated to mountaineers who lost their lives in the region's mountains. You will pause there to remember the souls. After an emotional pause, you will continue the walk to Lobuche. The village will greet a lovely welcome.

                • Day 8 Trek to Gorakshep (5180) and Everest Base Camp (5364m)

                  Trek Duration: 7-8 hours

                  Overnight at: Gorakshep(5,185m)

                  You’ll wake up to an exciting morning in Lobuche. It is exciting because you will reach Everest Base Camp. After a quick breakfast, you will be on the route to Gorak Shep. The walk will progress on the Khumbu glacier’s lateral moraine. After a few hours of walking and enjoying the mountains, you will reach Gorakshep. There are a few teahouses at the stop. You will have a break.

                  After the break, you will pursue Everest Base Camp by leaving heavy bags in Goraskhep’s teahouse. You have to be back in Gorak Shep as there are no teahouses in Everest Base Camp. Gorak Shep to Everest Base Camp is a 4 hours round hike. You will reach the base camp to see the breathtaking sight of the place and the peaks. Khumbu Ice Fall is also viewable from the site. After a relaxing time at base camp, you will trace back to Gorak Shep for the evening.

                  • Day 9 Hike to Kalapatthar (5545m) and trek down to Pheriche (4200m)

                    Trek Duration: 7-8 hours

                    Overnight at: Pheriche(4,250m)

                    Early in the morning, you will have a short but rewarding hike to Kala Patthar. Upon reaching Kala Patthar(5,555m), you will witness an eye-catchy sunrise and mountain panorama. You will have a moment to remember at the highest point of the trek, Kala Patthar. Pumori, Ama Dablam, Lhotse, Everest, Makalu, and numerous other peaks will treat your eyes. Following, you will retrace to Gorak Shep for breakfast. You will prepare for Pheriche descent after breakfast. It will be an easy downhill walk to Pheriche village.

                    • Day 10 Walk back to Namche

                      Trek Duration: 7-8 hours

                      Overnight at: Namche(3,440m)

                      You will join the trail leading to Namche Bazaar from Pheriche's teahouse. You will drop rapidly through lush forests and downhills. Most of the trek will happen through the same route. You will get to see amazing things on the trail once again. The day trek is a bit longer but not that hard. You will use more downhills. Make sure you descend slowly. In the evening, you will be back in Namche Bazaar.

                      • Day 11 Trek down to Lukla

                        Trek Duration: 5-6 hours

                        Overnight at: Lukla(2,650m)

                        Following another evening in Namche Bazaar, you will prepare for the Lukla trek. Walking via Monjo, Phakding, and the Dudh Koshi River, you must reach Lukla. It will be an opposite walk through the beautiful trail. The woods of the Sagarmatha National Park will also guide you back to Lukla. You will complete the trekking part of Everest Base Camp Trek.

                        • Day 12 Fly Back to Kathmandu
                          We will fly back to Kathmandu in the early morning. On your flight back to Kathmandu you can have breathtaking views of the mountains, rivers, forests and many more.Upon your arrival in Kathmandu, you will be transferred to hotel by a private vehicle. You can use the remaining time strolling around this vibrant city. Overnight at hotel in Kathmandu.

                          What to Expect

                          • All Domestic flights and airport tax as listed in the itinerary
                          • Standard meals (breakfast, lunch and dinner) during the trek
                          • Government license holder guide 
                          • Stong and helpful porter with proper equipments (1 porter for 2 people)
                          • Salary,food,accommodation and insurance for guide and porters
                          • Tea house/lodge accommodation during the trek
                          •  TIMS (Trekking Information Management System) card
                          • Sagarmatha National Park entry permit
                          • Comprehensive first aid kit
                          • Government taxes and official expenses
                          • International airfare and taxes
                          • Nepal entry visa fee
                          • Your Travel Insurance (compulsory)
                          • Lunch and dinner whilst in Kathmandu
                          • Entrance fee in the heritage sites during city tour.
                          • All the expenses of personal nature
                          • Any kind of drinks and desserts during the trek
                          • Tips to guide and porter (Tipping is expected)

                          PRICES & DATES

                          Trip DatesAvailabilityPrice  
                          07 Oct, 2022 - 18 Oct, 2022GuaranteedUS$1350
                          11 Oct, 2022 - 22 Oct, 2022GuaranteedUS$1350
                          14 Oct, 2022 - 25 Oct, 2022GuaranteedUS$1350
                          18 Oct, 2022 - 29 Oct, 2022GuaranteedUS$1350
                          21 Oct, 2022 - 01 Nov, 2022GuaranteedUS$1350
                          25 Oct, 2022 - 05 Nov, 2022GuaranteedUS$1350
                          28 Oct, 2022 - 08 Nov, 2022GuaranteedUS$1350
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                          Useful Information

                          Why Choose Everest Base Camp Trek?

                          One of the best treks in the world

                          First, Everest Base Camp Trek is one of the best treks in the world. Leading to the roots of Mt Everest, Everest Base Camp Trek has all presents to impress any trekker. It has mountains, landscapes, high altitudes, ridges, glaciers, culture, wildlife, vegetation, rivers, monasteries, art, history, or just everything. You will surely get the ultimate trekking experience on this journey, both panoramic and thrilling.

                          Picturesque Himalayan Flight

                          The quest of Everest Base Camp Trek commences with a scenic flight. It’s a 35-minute flight that takes you to Lukla, the door to the Everest Region. While you hang in the air, you see the entire Himalayas belt, which is breathtaking. Alongside, you will see the diverse landscape of Nepal, which is unreal. Thus, it is a picturesque Himalayan flight. On this trek, you will get to do it twice.

                          Experience Sherpas

                          Sherpas are popular all across the globe as unmatched mountaineers.

                          Everest, or Khumbu Region, is the prime home of these mighty people.

                          On this journey, you’ll meet many people belonging to the Sherpa ethnicity

                          You will learn about their moving lifestyle, ancestors, stories, food, culture, history, and art. In short, you will know what makes them “the Sherpas.”

                          Grasping Glorious Mountains

                          The glorious mountains are the major highlights of the trek. Everest Region, the happening place of the hike, is the dwelling place of Mt Everest, Mt Lhotse, Mt Cho Oyu, and Mt Makalu. All these peaks above 8000m are called the eight-thousanders. Alongside, you will catch close views of Mt Ama Dablam, one of the iconic peaks in the world. And there are more peaks too. This trek is simply a heavenly journey for mountain lovers.

                          Breathtaking sunrise from Kala Patthar

                          Kala Patthar(5,545m), the top point of the trek, is something special. It is the best place to catch views of Mt Everest. On top of that, it is a landmark popular for its awe-inspiring sunrise view. If you reach the place before dawn, you will witness the sun roaring from behind the world’s glorious peaks. It’s totally worth it.

                          Day 12: Fly Back to Kathmandu(1400m)

                          Flight Duration: 35 minutes

                          Overnight at: Kathmandu(1400m)

                          It is time to leave Khumbu Region until next time. You will take a morning flight back to the capital of Nepal. The flight will offer breathtaking views of Everest and other regions of Nepal. In 30 -35 minutes, you will land in Kathmandu. You will transfer to the hotel in Kathmandu for rest and refreshment. In the evening, you will enjoy a trip success cum farewell dinner with the team of Marvel Adventure.

                          FAQs

                          How long is the Everest Base Camp Trek?

                          The length of the trek is around 130km, 65km both ways. It takes 10 to 16 days to cover the distance, depending upon your experience and preparation level.

                          How long should I train for Everest Base Camp Trek?

                          You can start the training around 4-5 weeks prior. However, there is no specific time for this. The earlier you start, the more ready you get for the trek.

                          Where do you sleep on Everest Base Camp Trek?

                          There are teahouses, lodges, and hotels along the trail. The trail of Everest Base Camp is a developed one. Hence, there will be no problems with accommodation.

                          Is Everest Base camp Trek harder than Kilimanjaro?

                          The daily trekking length of EBC is more than the Kilimanjaro journey. So is the altitude gain every day. However, climbing Kilimanjaro is more complex than any trekking part of the Everest Base Camp Trek.

                          Is Everest Base Camp Trek safe?

                          Yes, Everest Base Camp Trek is safe for trekking. The people of the region are welcoming and helpful. Trail of Everest Base Camp is a developed one. You will have a safe and comfortable experience with the right team.

                          Do I need a guide for Everest Base Camp Trek?

                          No, it is not compulsory to have a guide for this trek. However, having an experienced guide is always good. You will have a much more comfortable trekking experience with a guide. A guide leads, informs, arranges, and manages a trek. Make sure you have a local guide.

                          Can I get porters for Everest Base Camp Trek?

                          Yes, you can hire porters. The porters are readily available for the trek. You can hire them by paying daily wages. They charge around 15 to 20 USD per day.

                          Is there any age limit for EBC Trek?

                          No age limit. However, it is good to have someone who can walk the trail without much help. The trek is long and complex. Hence, children, old age, and unwell individuals are not the right fit for this trek.

                          How to avoid altitude sickness during the trek?

                          Enough rest, proper acclimatization, hydration, alcohol & smoking cut-off, and relaxed walking are ways to avoid the sickness. You can use Diamox medication if signs are popping. Prevention is the ultimate solution for altitude sickness.

                          What are the trekking permits for Everest Base Camp Trek?

                          Sagarmatha National Park Entry permit and Pasang Lhamu Rural Area Permit. We will get these permits for you.

                          Is Everest Base Camp Trek worth it?

                          It is one of the finest trekking trails in the world. The trek is not just for mountains but for nature, landscapes, people, art, history, culture, legends, and more. You will have a complete trekking experience, and it will be worth it.

                          Do I need travel insurance for EBC Trek?

                          Yes, travel insurance is a must for EBC Trek. You may have emergencies and unseen things on the trek. For such things, you need to be insured. From medical treatment to evacuation, the insurance should cover all.

                          Can I stay at Everest Base Camp?

                          No, that is not allowed to trekkers. There are no tea houses or lodges at Everest Base Camp. And you cannot install a tent without permission at EBC. So after visiting Everest Base Camp, you will return to Gorak Shep for your stay. Gorak Shep is the closest teahouse area from Everest Base Camp.

                          Testimonials

                          • Ryan Pellett
                            Ryan Pellett, New Zealand

                            Marvelous Trek to EBC with Nir and team.

                            The EBC trek is simply amazing and a must do if you are anywhere near Nepal. It has everything you want. Lush green valley's around Lukla, Monjo and Phakding. Epic hikes up endless steep trails to Namche, Tengboche and Tukla Pass. Beautiful alpine desolation and moonscape vistas with jaw dropping views of Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse, and more. History bursting out of every stop, twist and turn along the way. A standout of many standouts is Ama Dablam which follows you like a sentinel overlooking your progress in the middle portion of the trek. It's a special mountain in a special part of the world and Nir and his team are the people to see it with. We had Nir and Ram on our trek and they were perfect. Friendly, happy, helpful, knowledgeable people to spend 2 weeks with in the mountains. They took care of everything we needed but gave us the freedom to do things at our own pace as well.Even if you're not super fit, you can do this trek. We saw people from 7 to 87 doing this trek. The tea house accommodation and guides make it easy enough so that all you really need is the determination to get there. One step at a time.

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                            Grace King, United Kingdom

                            Amazing everest base camp trek

                            Hannah and I had an amazing time trekking to Everest Base Camp with Nir, everything was organised and arranged for us and we were made to feel very well looked after! It was great to have such a knowledgable guide. Nir made sure that we all walked at a steady pace and didn't tire ourselves out too quickly. We also got to see some spectacular sights of Kathmandu during our visit, we were able to pack so many new experiences in to just two weeks I would highly recommend Nir as a guide, we had a wonderful trip!

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                            Johan B, Belgium

                            EBC-Trek in monsoon

                            I have just completed the Everest Basecamp with Marvel Adventure and Nir and it was nothing but awesome! I’ve enjoyed every minute of the trek and could advise anyone to do it, even in Monsoon! Up near the camp we have had beautiful scenery of the Himalayan peaks and there were almost no tourists on the way to the top during this season! Nir is very knowledgable and experienced, he pays attention and gives advice on what to eat and what not, when and where to rest and acclimatize - he even made sure we could watch most of the worldcup games!Thank you Nir for a very good trip and the (marvel) adventure of a lifetime! 

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