View from above of Namche Bazaar, the base of Mount Everest, which is surrounded by terraced houses and has clear skies.

Everest Base Camp Trek - 14 Days

Sagarmatha National Park
Recommended by 99% of travelers
Duration14 Days
CountryNepal
Trip GradeModerate
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Maximum Altitude5,545 m
Group SizeMin. 2 Pax
StartsKathmandu
EndsKathmandu
Travel StyleLodge to Lodge Trekking
Best TimeSeptember to December & March to May

The Everest Base Camp trek is an extraordinary voyage for extraordinary humans. A journey that pushes you to touch great heights and be one with nature!

On the 14-day Everest Base Camp trek, travelers explore the eastern Himalayas of Nepal, which is home to some of the tallest mountains in the world. Also known as the EBC trek, you will begin the trip from Kathmandu and fly to Lukla. As one of the bucket list items for adventurers worldwide, the Everest Base Camp trekking is a life-changing expedition.

Mount Everest is the tallest mountain on Earth and has two base camps in the southern and northern directions. The southern Everest Base Camp is in Nepal and is famous among avid trekkers for its adventurous trail via lush forests and Sherpa villages. Likewise, the northern Everest Base Camp is in Tibet and involves a tricky permit system.

Our Everest Base Camp trek takes 14 days and takes you to the south base camp in Nepal. The trail goes up to Kala Patthar. During the trek, you will get to see close-up views of many Himalayan mountains like Everest (8,849 m/29,032 ft), Lhotse (8,516 m/27,940 ft), Cho Oyu (8,188 m/26,864 ft), Makalu (8,463 m/27,766 ft), Kanchenjunga (8,586 m/28,169 ft), Ama Dablam (6,812 m/22,349 ft), etc.

Highlights 

  • Take a thrilling, short flight in and out of Lukla
  • Witness some of the tallest mountains in the world, including Everest, Kanchenjunga, Lhotse, Makalu, and Cho Oyu
  • Trek to the base camp of Mount Everest and hike to Kala Patthar as your final ascent
  • Get to see mesmerizing views of the Khumbu Glacier and Khumbu Icefall
  • Follow an adventurous trail via dense forests and picturesque Sherpa villages in the Sagarmatha National Park
  • Cross across diverse flora and fauna, different climatic zones, waterfalls, rivers, streams, and glaciers
  • Visit ancient monasteries like Tengboche and Pangboche on the way
  • Experience the simple mountain lifestyle and nourishing meals
  • Get to know the Sherpas closely and their daily life, culture, and beliefs

What to expect while trekking to the Everest Base Camp trek?

You will be trekking in the Khumbu region during the Everest Base Camp trek. The trail is within the Sagarmatha National Park. The trek is delightful as you walk via beautiful rhododendron forests, crossing lovely suspension bridges over rivers. However, it is not easy. High altitude and varying terrain with long walking hours challenge the trekkers.

From Lukla to Everest Base Camp, you will spend multiple nights in different Sherpa villages such as Phakding, Namche Bazaar, Deboche, Dingboche, and Lobuche. While spending nights in these villages, you will get a glimpse of the daily lives of the locals and their values. You will also explore ancient monasteries like Tengboche and Pangboche.

The spring and autumn seasons bring trekkers from all around the world to the Everest Base Camp trail. The environment is cheerful and motivating. You may make lifetime friendships. Our Everest Base Camp trek 2024 bookings are open. Grab this opportunity and book your seat now. We are also welcoming trekkers who want to customize the itinerary.

Is this trek suitable for you? How to prepare for the Everest Base Camp trek?

You do not have to be an active trekker or super athlete to do the Everest Base Camp trek. Both beginner and experienced trekkers can do this trek if well prepared. The Everest Base Camp trek involves 5 to 6 hours of daily walking in an ever-changing Himalayan environment. So, the trekkers have to be in good shape.

We recommend training before joining the Everest Base Camp trek. You can do 3 to 4 weeks of regular walking, day hiking, and exercise. Improve your stamina, endurance, and strength. From aerobic exercise like swimming, running, cycling, etc, to strength training in the gym, make a diverse routine.

Everest Base Camp trek general packing guide

While trekking to Everest Base Camp, you have to deal with the diverse Himalayan environment. Sturdy trekking boots, trekking poles for stability, sleeping bags, appropriate trekking clothes and outerwear, and other basic essentials are needed. You can check a comprehensive Everest Base Camp trek packing list here.

Why 14-day Everest Base Camp trek itinerary? Route choices for the EBC trek

Our 14-day Everest Base Camp trek itinerary is perfect, with an acclimatization day in Namche Bazaar and daily ascents under 500 meters. This EBC itinerary lowers the risk of altitude sickness during the trek and also provides you ample time to enjoy your surroundings.

If you are a bit short on time, you can opt for our Everest Base Camp trek with helicopter return. This package eliminates the return trekking from Gorak Shep, saving you almost 3–4 days. Likewise, travelers who are bound by time or health can do the Everest Base Camp helicopter tour with landing. It is a 4-hour day program.

We also have a luxury Everest Base Camp trek package, which is curated to offer a bespoke, comfortable experience. And for trekkers looking to go beyond EBC can check out our Everest Three High Passes trek and Gokyo Lake trek. All of these are different Everest Base Camp trek packages for trekkers with different requirements.

Everest Base Camp trek cost (discount for a big group)

Our Everest Base Camp trek cost starts at USD 1,600 per person for a standard 14-day package. The cost of the package will change as per the itinerary and services included in the package. For instance, the luxury Everest Base Camp trek costs USD 2,450 per person (without helicopter return).

Package  Participants Cost  Booking 
EBC Trek  1 USD $ 1590 per person Book Here 
EBC Trek 2-12 USD $ 1490 per person  Book Here 

Come explore the Everest Base Camp trail with us in Nepal—a customizable trek booking for 2024 and 2025

We, Regulus Treks & Expedition, are offering the best Everest Base Camp trek 14-day package in Nepal. Our well-designed and tested itinerary increases your chance of reaching the summit of Mount Everest. Likewise, our trained and experienced Everest Base Camp trek guide helps you throughout the journey and ensures your safety.

Our top-notch service, additional perks, and attention to detail make the Everest Base Camp trekking hassle-free for the trekkers. As a very old local Nepali trekking company, we have extensive knowledge of the Himalayan routes and a vast network. Trekking with us means you will greatly support the local mountain communities and practice eco-friendly tourism.

Itinerary
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01Day

Meet our team upon landing at the Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu. You will be welcomed in a proper Nepali style. They will help you with the luggage and escort you to the hotel. Freshen up and rest. Have some food and explore your surroundings. In the late evening, we will catch up with a delicious Nepali welcome dinner.

Meals: welcome dinnerAccommodation: Hotel
02Day

Before we begin our adventurous journey to the base of the tallest mountain in the world, you will spend one full day in Kathmandu exploring popular tourist sites and preparing for the trek. Visit historical sites such as Monkey Temple, Bouddhanath Stupa, Pashupatinath Temple, and Kathmandu Durbar Square with our professional guide.

Have a glimpse of Nepali culture, art, and architecture. The guide will explain to you about the monuments. In the late afternoon, we will have a trek briefing with our mountain guide. After that, we will begin packing duffel bags and buy/rent gear and other essentials for the journey.

Meals: Breakfast onlyAccommodation: Hotel
03Day

Trek distance: 6.2 km/3.8 miles

Duration: 35 minutes flight & 3 hours of trekking

During the peak trekking seasons (spring & autumn), Lukla flights usually take off from Ramechhap Airport. It is located 4 to 5 hours away from Kathmandu. Leave Kathmandu around 2:00 AM and drive to Ramechhap Airport for an early morning flight to Lukla. The flight will be short and scenic.

From Lukla, we will trek with porters as well. They will transfer our duffel bags from one village to another. Our first night will be in Phakding village. The trail descends from Lukla along the Dudh Koshi River via lush forests. We will cross many suspension bridges. Likewise, the trail also goes through villages like Cheplung, Ghat, and Thado Koshi Gaon.

Max. Altitude: 2,846 m/9,337 ftMeals: Breakfast, Lunch and DinnerAccommodation: Lodge
04Day

Trek distance: 7.4 km/4.6 miles

Duration: 6 hours

The trail from Phakding to Namche Bazaar is long and beautiful. Following lush rhododendron forests, we will reach Toktok. The trail then continues to Bengkar village and crosses two bridges on the way to Monjo. In Monjo, we will register the permits and trek via dense forests. The trail gradually ascends, crossing rivers and streams. The final climb to Namche Bazaar is steep.

Max. Altitude: 3,440 m/11,290 ftMeals: Breakfast, Lunch and DinnerAccommodation: Lodge
05Day

Altitude: 3,962 m/13,000 ft

Duration: 4-5 hours

In Namche Bazaar, we will spend the rest of the day acclimatizing and exploring. Wake up early in the morning and go on a hike to the Hotel Everest View. The trail is uneven and a bit tiring, however it offers stunning views of Mt. Thamserku and Khumbila. At Hotel Everest View, we will see a lovely distant view of Mt. Everest along with Mt. Lhotse, Mt. Nuptse, and Mt. Ama Dablam.

After the hike, return to Namche Bazaar. Visit the Everest Photo Gallery and the Sherpa Culture Museum. Likewise, explore the bustling market of Namche Bazaar and rest. You can also withdraw money in Namche Bazaar and buy trekking clothes, gear, and souvenirs.

Max. Altitude: 3,962 m/13,000 ftMeals: Breakfast, Lunch and DinnerAccommodation: Lodge
06Day

Trek distance: 15 km/9.3 miles

Duration: 6-7 hours

From Namche Bazaar, our next stop is Deboche. Walk on a flat path along the cliffside to Kyangjuma. The trail then descends to Phungi Thanga and crosses a suspension bridge. Enjoy superb views of Everest, Lhotse, Ama Dablam, Nuptse, etc on the way. Further, we will ascend via pine and rhododendron forests to Tengboche monastery. From here, it is a 45-minute downhill walk via a forested route to Deboche village.

Max. Altitude: 3,320 m/10,892 ftMeals: Breakfast, Lunch and DinnerAccommodation: Lodge
07Day

Trek distance: 13 km/8 miles

Duration: 4-5 hours

Keep trekking through dense forest to Pangboche village. Descend to Imja Khola and cross a suspension bridge. From here, we will follow an uphill trail to Pangboche village. Visit the ancient Pangboche monastery and continue from here to Shomare. The trail then goes past Orsho and passes by terraced fields on the way to Dingboche village.

Max. Altitude: 4,410 m/14,470 ftMeals: Breakfast, Lunch and DinnerAccommodation: Lodge
08Day

Trek distance: 8.5 km/5.2 miles

Duration: 5-6 hours

We will walk above the treeline from Dingboche onward. A steep track leads to Thukla. From here, ascend to Dughla Pass and continue trekking along the Khumbu Glacier to Lobuche village. Also, pass by memorial chortens on the way. The landscape changes to towering mountains, barren hills, and glaciers in this part of the route.

Max. Altitude: 4,940 m/16,210 ftMeals: Breakfast, Lunch and DinnerAccommodation: Lodge
09Day

Trek distance: 15 km/9.32 miles

Duration: 8 hours

On this day, we will be touching the base camp of Mount Everest, but before that, we have a long walk ahead of us. From Lobuche village, ascend along the Khumbu Glacier. The trail is steep and rocky, so be careful. Soon, we will reach Gorak Shep, where we will drop our heavy luggage and continue from here to EBC.

Further, the trail is all rocky and has boulders. We will see snow-covered mountains around us. Upon reaching the Everest Base Camp, spend some time exploring and taking pictures, and return to Gorak Shep to spend the night.

Max. Altitude: 5,364 m/17,598 ftMeals: Breakfast, Lunch and DinnerAccommodation: Lodge
10Day

Trek distance: 9.6 km/6 miles

Duration: 6 hours

Before we begin trekking back to Lukla, we have one more exciting ascent to Kala Patthar. It is a viewpoint. From Gorak Shep, we will reach Kala Patthar in 1.5 to 2 hours of walking. The sunrise is excellent from here, along with a jaw-dropping view of Mount Everest and other surrounding mountains.

After the hike, return to Gorak Shep and trek to Pheriche. The trail is the same till Dughla pass. From here, we will follow a different route to Pheriche village, which presents us with lovely mountain views.

Max. Altitude: 5,545 m/18,129 ftMeals: Breakfast, Lunch and DinnerAccommodation: Lodge
11Day

Trek distance: 17.7 km/10.9 miles

Duration: 7-8 hours

Pheriche to Namche Bazaar is a long trekking distance, but the scenic trail and encounters with the locals will allow us to forget the time. We will trek through small villages and lush forests, crossing wooden and suspension bridges.

Max. Altitude: 3,440 m/11,290 ftMeals: Breakfast, Lunch and DinnerAccommodation: Lodge
12Day

Trek distance: 13.6 km/8.3 miles

Duration: 8 hours

After a delicious breakfast, we will begin trekking from Namche Bazaar to Lukla. Steeply descend and walk via the dense forest along the banks of the Dudh Koshi river to Phakding. From here, the trail ascends to Lukla again, crossing numerous suspension bridges and small settlements.

Max. Altitude: 2,846 m/9,337 ftMeals: Breakfast, Lunch and DinnerAccommodation: Lodge
13Day

Duration: 35 minutes flight

Today, we will fly back to Kathmandu. Upon landing in the city, our team will drop you at the hotel. Enjoy the rest of the day in the city as you wish. We highly recommend getting a massage or visiting a spa. Likewise, buy souvenirs and explore the local market. In the late evening, we will meet for a farewell dinner.

Max. Altitude: 1,400 m/4,593 ftMeals: Breakfast and farewell dinner
14Day

You will depart for your next destination today. Our team will drop you off at the international airport three hours before your flight schedule. Make sure you have packed everything, and double-check the hotel room before leaving.

Route Map
EBC trek map, variation and route
Cost Details
Included
  • 14 days of adventure, 11 of which include 3 meals a day (L, D, B) on mountain during the trek.
  • Basic lodge/tea houses accommodation during the trek on Himalayas (twin sharing).
  • 3 nights of accommodation in Kathmandu, breakfast included (twin sharing basis).
  • Round-trip airfare between Kathmandu and Lukla.
  • Everest National Park permit and trekking permit TIMS (traveler security) Card.
  • Fully-licensed, English-speaking local Sherpa  trekking guide.
  • Porter service for carrying your luggage during the trek  (1 porter for 2 trekkers).
  • Salary & expenses of guide & porter.
  • Airport pick up & drops by private a/c vehicle.
  • Kathmandu half day sightseeing tour to the UNESCO listed World Heritage Sites by private vehicle.
  • Local and government taxes.
  • First Aid Kit.
  • Farewell dinner with cultural show in Kathmandu.
  • Trip Completion Certificate.
Excluded
  • International flights.
  • Nepal entry visa.
  • Airport departure tax.
  • Travel insurance.
  • Entrance fees to monuments, heritage sites in Kathmandu.
  • Personal nature of expenses (extra showers, hot shower, boiled water,  battery recharge costs, laundry, clothing and gears).
  • Food in Kathmandu ( also if earlier return to Kathmandu from the trek due to any reason  than the scheduled Itinerary).
  • Extra night accommodation in Kathmandu because of early arrival, late departure, early return from mountain (due to any reason) than the scheduled Itinerary.
  • Unforeseen cost due to flight cancellation, weather conditions etc.
  • Tips to guide and porter.
  • Cancellation fees, if any from your side.
  • Wi -Fi.
  • Costs raised by conditions that are not under our control such as landslides, weather conditions, political unrest, illness, etc.
Dates & Availability
US$1490
Starts: Jul 06, 2024Ends: Jul 19, 2024
Guaranteed

Ethical Travel 

  • Leave No Trace: Respect nature by carrying out all waste and avoiding damage to vegetation.
  • Respect Local Culture: Honor local customs, attire, and traditions, including around religious sites.
  • Support local communities: buy local, hire local guides, and respect traditions.
  • Reduce Plastic Waste: Bring reusable water bottles and properly dispose of waste.
  • Stay on Designated Trails : Preserve fragile ecosystems by sticking to marked paths.
  • Conserve Natural Resources: Save water, energy, and use eco-friendly products.
  • Responsible Photography : Be mindful of privacy and ask permission when taking photos.
  • Educate yourself : Learn about the local environment and culture before trekking.

In Case of Lukla Flight Cancellations

Please be prepared for the possibility of Lukla flight cancellations due to unpredictable weather. We recommend keeping 1 to 2 extra days in your itinerary as a buffer. In case of cancellation, consider a shared helicopter flight (USD 600–USD 700 per person) or chartering one (USD 2700–USD 3000). Check your insurance for coverage. Outfitter Nepal is here to assist with documentation if needed.

Discover the iconic Everest Base Camp in just 14 days. Join us for an unforgettable adventure through the Himalayas.

Additional Info

Everest Base Camp trek permit fee

The Everest Base Camp trek route is inside the Sagarmatha National Park. Likewise, the region further falls under the Khumbu Pasang Lhamu rural municipality. You have to get two permits if you wish to do the Everest Base Camp trek. The first one is the Sagarmatha National Park entry permit, and the second is the Khumbu Pasang Lhamu rural municipality entrance permit.

  • Sagarmatha National Park entry permit cost: Rs. 3,000 per person
  • Khumbu Pasang Lhamu Rural Municipality entrance permit cost: Rs. 2,000 per person

Everest Base Camp trek guide and porter

Trekking with a guide and a porter offers a holistic experience in the Himalayas. You do not have to worry about anything, as they will take care of all the elements of the trip. You can definitely do the Everest Base Camp trek without a guide, but the journey will not be that immersive and happening.

A guide and porter not only make the Everest Base Camp trek easier but they also present you with insight into the region, help you better understand the locals and their way of life, and assure your safety. We provide a native guide and porter for the EBC trek.

You will trek with an English-speaking, certified mountain guide and a porter who will carry your duffel bag. You can trust them with their judgment. Our on-field crew is friendly, reliable, and trustworthy.

What is the best time to do the Everest Base Camp trek?

The best time to do the Everest Base Camp trek is March to May and late September to November. You can also do this trek in early December and late February. These months have fairly stable weather conditions in the Himalayas, which makes trekking fantastic. The long daylight hours allow you to take your time and enjoy views to the fullest.

The temperature ranges between -6°C to 22°C. The mornings and nights are comparatively colder than the daytime. Still, the climate remains moderate. The trail is much more crowded in April, May, and October, so if you would like an empty trail trek in late February, March, late September, November, and early December,.

Everest Base Camp trek travel insurance

Travel insurance is a necessary document if you want to do the Everest Base Camp trek in Nepal. It must include helicopter evacuation and medical bill coverage. Trekkers are advised to do proper research and get well-covered travel insurance for the Everest Base Camp trek. Travel insurance is not available for foreign trekkers to buy in Nepal.

The Everest region does not have a road network and good health infrastructure, so helicopter evacuation remains a last resort in case you have to get out of the region immediately. You can travel freely with peace of mind if you have travel insurance, and it allows us to assure you a safe trekking expedition.

Everest Base Camp trek difficulty

Even though the phrase "Everest Base Camp trek" may sound daunting, it is not very challenging. In Nepal, we have very demanding, strenuous trekking routes, and trust us, the Everest Base Camp trail is not among them. If you have decent fitness and determination to reach the base of the world's highest mountain, you can do this trek successfully.

So, what's the difficulty level of the Everest Base Camp trek? It is a moderately challenging trek, which can be completed by trekkers of all ages without any previous trekking experience. Do note that the Everest Base Camp trek is not as easy as walking in a park. You will be trekking via varying terrain, altitude, and climatic zones.

Technical climbing is not involved in the Everest Base Camp trek, but the trekkers have to be physically and mentally strong. If you have never trekked before, we recommend you train your body before the trek starts. Improve your strength and stamina and focus on building a long walking routine.

What is altitude sickness, and how to avoid it?

Altitude sickness is a condition that travelers face during high-altitude journeys like the Everest Base Camp trek. It happens because of the low oxygen levels at high altitudes. Therefore, acclimatization is a crucial part of Everest Base Camp trekking.

Not only that, but high altitude also is the most challenging part of the EBC trek because it exhausts you and makes the trek more challenging than it is. So, you have to maintain your pace and keep yourself hydrated during the trek.

For your information, the Everest Base Camp trek ascends to 5,545 meters in total. You will not gain this elevation right away, and our Everest Base Camp trek itinerary gives you two acclimatization days. Be aware of the symptoms (headache, vomiting, difficulty in breathing, nausea, insomnia, etc) and listen to your body.

Accommodation and meals during the Everest Base Camp trekking

The Everest Base Camp trek route has fantastic lodge accommodation infrastructure. The trail is dotted with ample lodges ranging from luxury to basic to accommodate trekkers. They provide both lodging and meals. Our Everest Base Camp trek 14-day package covers simple lodges.

Trekkers get a twin-shared clean, and cozy room. Washrooms are attached in some places, whereas many places have common ones. You will get charging, hot shower, and WiFi services in the lodge, but it may cost you a few extra bucks. Newly built lodges usually have Western-style toilets, but you may come across squat toilets as well.

As the Everest Base Camp trek is one of the most popular trekking routes in the Himalayas, the food availability along the trail is surprisingly excellent. You will get plenty of options to eat and drink throughout the journey. In our package, you get breakfast, lunch, and dinner in a day, and you are free to buy additional food on your own.

Some common food items are thukpa, dal bhat, noodles, momo, porridge, soups, chapati, rice with curries, pasta, stew, fried rice, French fries, pancakes, eggs, toast, oatmeal, etc. Likewise, coffee, tea, hot chocolate, hot lemon, etc, are available in beverages.

FAQs

Everest Base Camp is in the Solukhumbu district of the country of the Himalayas, Nepal. It is within the Everest region.

Yes, a passport is required for Everest Base Camp trek. To do this trek, you have to enter Nepal and get permits. For that, you need a passport with at least six months of validity from the day you enter Nepal.

Yes, you can solo trek to Everest Base Camp. We can arrange a solo trek for you that allows you to trek with a native guide and a porter. There will be no one in the group apart from you.

No, drinking alcohol while trekking to Everest Base Camp is not good for you. It will dehydrate you and increase your chance of getting altitude sickness. Likewise, smoking is also not recommended.

Yes, kids can do the Everest Base Camp trek. Make sure your kids can handle high altitudes and the Himalayan environment.

Yes, trekkers usually lose 4 to 5 kg weight by the end of the Everest Base Camp trek. Not only that, but you will also get to unwind and rejuvenate. You will feel like a new person.

From Kathmandu, you can reach Everest Base Camp in eight days of trekking. Likewise, you also have an option to reach EBC from Kathmandu in an hour via helicopter.

No, you cannot stay overnight at the Everest Base Camp because there are no lodges or tea houses. This place is for mountaineers and their support team. Trekkers are not allowed to spend the night at the base camp.

During the Everest Base Camp trek, you will use a duffel bag and a day pack. The duffle bag is used to pack all the heavy trekking clothes and gear. Whereas, in a daypack, you will keep essentials like cash, documents, cameras, snacks, a water bottle, etc. Each trekker has a 10kg duffel bag weight limit and a 5 kg daypack weight limit.

Yes, a normal person can trek to Everest Base Camp. If you follow our guidance and prepare for the trek accordingly, you can do this lifetime trek.

Yes, you can climb to Everest Base Camp without training if you are physically fit. Likewise, if you have done a few treks before or have run a marathon, then you can join the EBC trek without training. Your stamina should be decent, at least.

The Everest Base Camp trek package starts at USD 1,200 and goes above USD 3,500 per person. We have a wide selection of EBC trek packages with different itineraries and services that result in different costs. Apart from this amount, you have to budget international flight tickets, travel insurance, travel allowance, tips, shopping, etc.

The Everest Base Camp trek difficulty is moderate/challenging. For fit individuals with good stamina and endurance, the trek is quite doable. If you think you lack the needed fitness for the EBC trek, you can book the trek with us, keeping 2 to 4 months on hand for preparation.

Yes, legally you can do the Everest Base Camp trek without a guide. But do note that trekking without a guide will make the journey twice as difficult because you have to take care of logistics and permits. Moreover, in the peak trekking seasons, it is also difficult to find a lodge to spend the night as most of the places are pre-booked.

Yes, the Everest Base Camp trek is for beginners, however the participant has to be physically fit. The trek is on the adventure side, with long daily walks via lush forests, hillsides, and glacier moraines.

Mount Everest Base Camp (EBC) is at an altitude of 5380m or 17600ft above sea level.

The total Everest Base Camp Trek Distance is 62 Kilometers or 38.58 miles. It will take 7 to 8 days to reach Everest Base Camp (EBC) and 3-4 days to return to Lukla. Each day you will be walking less than 8-10 Kilometers, the high your trek, your speed of walking will get slower. Normally, the trek to EBC is slower because of the high altitude and possibility of AMS; you will need to adjust to the new altitudes. It is suggested to have some spare days in Kathmandu and start the trek right after the day of your arrival because of flight cancellations due to unfavorable weather conditions.

It is wise to follow a 12-Day standard EBC Trekking itinerary (To and From Lukla) to avoid AMS and have a smooth trekking experience.

The shortest itinerary for Everest is Everest base camp for 12 days if you are willing to trek during the whole trip. But that’s not what you think, you can use a helicopter flight too. You can have a close-eye view of the region and step foot in the base camp in just 4 hours of flight by helicopter. You can also trek along to Gorakshep and catch the helicopter flight from Gorakshep and get peregrine sight and return back directly to Lukla (or Kathmandu).

The word luxury itself means comfort and everyone wants to enjoy a comfortable journey. For Everest base camp trekking, we have a package named ‘Everest base camp luxury lodge trek’ which provides overall best food and accommodation facilities. in this kind of trekking, you can enjoy the natural majestic environment with full pleasure. For more detailed information, you can check our package Everest base camp luxury lodge trek.

If summiting is the main concern, then the months of March to May and Mid of September to November would be nice, but we can expect pleasant weather until the end of December due to global warming. It is then that the weather is sunny and clear with dry hiking paths.

On the other hand, if greenery and lush flora are what excites you, monsoon, or the months of June, July and August is your time. Be warned though that the trails are slippery with sludge and most dangerously, infested with leeches.

The pure white beauty of a snowy mountain mesmerizes one and all. But this magnificence comes at a heavy cost. Trekking to the Everest Base Camp in a harsh winter with sub-zero temperatures and a high possibility of blizzards is an extremely difficult task. But if you do decide to undertake the journey for snow, then plan it during November, December, and January.

Regulus Nepal suggests that since this is a high-altitude trek spring (March to May) Autumn (September to November) and as well as December is definitely the ideal time to complete this trek successfully and smoothly.

Trekkers going to Everest Base Camp need two documents for the trip. The first is the TIMS (Trekkers Information Management System) card and the other is the permit for the Everest region. Both are issued by the Government with regards to Trekking Agencies.

Pack for the trek depending on which month or season you are opting for. Winter treks will demand heavy woolens, gloves, down jacket, wind and rain protectors, snow hiking boots, and other kinds of Winter trekking gear.

Summer/Spring will need a range of clothes like light woolens, heavy woolens, woolen caps/ beanies, hiking tops/t-shirts, hiking shorts/leggings, and a sunhat to shield yourself from the sun.

Irrespective of which season you are traveling, make sure to carry important documents like passport, identification proof, and required permits. If you have registered with Himalayan Trekkers, we will look after the concerned permits and passes. 

Other than the documents, some cash, basic medicines, sunscreen, lip balm, toilet paper, sanitizer, and sunglasses, preferably polarized one is mandatory. Female trekkers should also keep sanitary napkins handy.

Yes, you can cancel the trip that you have booked once but there are certain conditions. Some are mentioned below:

If you cancel the trip in 60 days remaining for the trip, your full amount will be refunded.

If you cancel the trip in the 30 days remaining for the trip, 30% of the full amount will the refunded

But if you cancel at the interval of 1 week or less, your invested money will not be refunded at all.

The guide shows you the way whereas the porter carries your heavy lodges. Hiring both may cost you higher. So, it is better to hire a guide cum porter. Because with him/her you can enjoy the trek efficiently and your cost will also be minimal. S/he will show you the path as well as aid you in carrying your heavy stuff.

Everest base camp trekking can be done both individually and in a group. For a group trek, you first need to make a group. You can make your own group from your country involving your friends, family, relatives and other known people, and inform us about that so that we will be able to give you services according to that. But if you cannot form a whole group then, you can simply contact us and we will place you in a group of others.

Regulus Nepal would say that travel insurance is an absolute necessity when trekking to Everest Base Camp. This is the world’s highest mountain in question so better be prepared for any kind of emergency like trekking accidents, natural calamities, or any other type of medical emergency that may require you to be transported to cities or get treated by hospitals.

The major health issue that can occur is altitude sickness. To avoid this problem, you have to drink lots of water. You should carry an effective medicine called Diamox and have it immediately after the attack. We will provide guides and helpers who are experienced and trained to take different kinds of precautions and safety measures in this kind of situation. If your condition becomes severe, you will be taken 300m downward from your current position. From there, you can trek again in substitute time according to the rate of your body recovery.

While you are trekking at a high altitude your body should be Hydrated and Energetic. Normally trekkers need to drink 3-4 Liters of water in a day depending on their body. drinking enough water can reduce the risk of High altitude sickness. Some locals drink water directly from the tap, but we don't recommend trekkers to drink water directly from a stream or tap you can purify tap water by using purification tablets or life straws. Travelers can buy mineral water in the bottle from trekking lodges, safe drinking water you can reveal it from Tea House or you can buy boiled water.

Kathmandu Lukla flight trekkers are allowed to carry 10 kg bags whereas the weight of 5 kg a handbag. In case, of extra weight trekkers have to pay the extra payment for airlines. Moreover, Porters carry maximum carriers of weight about 20 kg for 2 trekkers, so we suggest to our clients to pack necessary items only, The unnecessary items can leave in Kathmandu Hotel or Office

There is a good banking system in Nepal along with some branches of international banks in Kathmandu and major cities. The unit of the Nepalese currency is calculated in Rupee. In Kathmandu, trekkers can easily find authorized money exchange counters & agents. Although in high altitude trek then there is no banking & money exchange system are available. ATM is available only in Namche bank are available. But above Namche, there are no banks or ATMs for money exchange.

Most of the trekking lodges provide hot showers but a few lodges do laundry services mainly at a lower altitude

Clothing items- Caps/Hat, Warm hats (Banie), jackets(Down, fleece jacket, Water Proof), shirts, Thermal Set( Base Layer), t-shirts, trousers/Hiking Pants (warm & waterproof), Neck Gaiter, Gloves (Inner & Insulated), Towel, Undergarments

Bag packs and Bags – Day Pack, at least you have a 45-50 liters backpack or Duffel bag that can put your necessary items

Footwear- Trekking Shoes, sandals, sucks (Warm) at list 4 pairs, Gaiters (for Winter)

Sleeping Bags- sleeping bags at least -15 to -20 for winter, Sleeping bag liner

Electronics items- Camera, Headlamp or touche with batteries, portable charger( Power Bank)

Accessories - Eye wears (Sun Glass), Trekking Poles, Water Bottle (Hydration Bladder), Crampons/ microspikes (For Winter only)

What our Clients Say?
M
01 Mar, 2016
Nepal, Heaven On The Earth

My family and I enjoyed a very fantastic days at Everest Bace Camp  trek.
Our Sherpa  guides, and Regulus Trekking Company were knowledgeable, friendly, and put in an extraordinary amount of work into preparing for the trip, cooking for our group, and making sure that we had a fantastic time. They...

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Mr.Harry Bean
United States
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