Everest Base camp trek

Everest Base Camp Treks

Trip Fact

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  • duration-icon
    Duration 14 days
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    Activities Trekking
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    Trip Grade Moderate
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    Group Size 2-30 Pax
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    Start-End Point kathmandu-Kathmandu
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    Max-Altitude 5555m
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    Best Time Feb - June & Sept - Dec
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    Accomodation Hotel/Lodge/ Tea House

Trip Overview

The Everest Base Camp Trek, also known as the EBC Trek, is a comprehensive trekking expedition originating from Kathmandu, Nepal, leading to Kala Patthar (5,545 m) and the base camp of the world’s highest mountain.

This adventure is a top priority for adventurers worldwide, offering breathtaking, up-close views of the majestic Mount Everest, the planet’s loftiest peak, from every perspective.

While some individuals scale Mount Everest to test their mettle against formidable challenges, others seek to wander amidst the towering peaks and bask in the mesmerizing vistas of Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse, Pumori, and Ama Dablam. If you fall into the latter category, this trekking expedition is the ideal choice for you.

Curious about the difficulty of the Everest Base Camp Trek? Although it ventures into mountainous terrain, it is essentially a high-altitude trek along a well-established trail. Consequently, the Everest Base Camp trek is more manageable than it may initially seem. Nevertheless, it necessitates considerable determination and a touch of good fortune. Seek valuable tips from trekking experts.

We are here to support you in realizing your dream of trekking to the base of the world’s tallest mountain.

Trip Highlight

  • Experience a captivating and exhilarating flight to and from Lukla, home to the 38th-highest airport globally.
  • Start on a journey along one of the most renowned Himalayan trails.
  • Immerse yourself in the rich culture of traditional Sherpa villages, spending nights exploring and connecting with locals.
  • Pay a visit to the venerable and monumental Tengboche Monastery, the oldest and largest in the region.
  • Marvel at breathtaking vistas of some of the world's loftiest peaks, including Mt. Everest, Mt. Lhotse, Island Peak, Mt. Cho Oyu, Mt. Nuptse, Mt. Ama Dablam, and Mt. Pumori.
  • Discover the iconic Everest Base Camp and its surroundings, immersing yourself in the heart of this legendary mountain.
  • Stand in awe of the majestic Khumbu Glacier and its impressive Ice Falls from up close.
  • Witness the awe-inspiring spectacle of a sunrise from the summit of Kala Patthar.

Itinerary

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Welcome to Kathmandu, the vibrant capital and cultural heart of Nepal! We are delighted to welcome you with open arms and provide a seamless transfer to your hotel. After settling in, anticipate an evening briefing where we’ll provide you with all the essential details for your upcoming trek. Following this informative session, we recommend an early night’s rest, as you’ll be embarking on an exciting and eventful journey tomorrow. It’s time to recharge and prepare for the adventure of a lifetime that awaits you.

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    Max Altitude 1,350m/4,428ft
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    Accomodation Hotel
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    Meal Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
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    Place Kathmandu

Following a brief morning flight to Lukla, you’ll have the pleasure of meeting your experienced guide and trusty porter, who will be accompanying you throughout your journey. Your trek commences with a gentle stroll through the charming Chaurikharka village, leading you on a descent towards the picturesque Dudhkoshi Ghat (2,530m/8,300ft). The trail will unfurl alongside the meandering Dudhkoshi River, guiding you to the welcoming village of Phakding (2,652m/8,700ft). Here, we will pause for the night, allowing you to acclimatize to the increasing altitude. Take advantage of your leisure time in Phakding, a favored resting point for trekkers.

Please Note: Be advised that Lukla Flights are currently operating to and from Ramechhap, not Kathmandu, due to ongoing upgrades at Kathmandu Airport. The journey to Ramechhap from Kathmandu takes approximately 4 hours, so we’ll set off for the airport around 2 a.m. Upon your return at the end of the trek, expect a 4 to 6-hour drive back, contingent on traffic conditions. Your understanding and flexibility in this matter are greatly appreciated.

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    Max Altitude 2,800m/9,184ft
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    Accomodation Teahouse/guest house
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    Meal Breakfast
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    Place Phakding

Our day begins with a hearty breakfast in the welcoming village of Phakding, fortifying us for the exhilarating trek ahead to Namche Bazaar, renowned as the largest Sherpa village in Nepal. The trail unfolds with a memorable crossing of the Dudhkoshi River via a lengthy suspension bridge, providing you with awe-inspiring views of the cascading river below. As we journey on, a lush pine forest envelops us, casting dappled sunlight on the path. After approximately two hours of trekking, we arrive at Monjo, where the serene ambiance and charm of the village greet us.

Subsequently, we approach the entrance to Sagarmatha National Park, where a brief permit check takes place, and our adventure continues. Descending to the Dudh Kosi River, we’ll encounter the sacred Mani stones, adorned with intricate carvings, a sight to behold. Our trail leads us further to Jorsale, where we pause for a well-deserved lunch, replenishing our energy for the ascent to Namche.

The path along the riverbank is marked by two notable crossings, one of which is the Hillary Suspension Bridge, a testament to the indomitable spirit of exploration. As we climb uphill to reach our resting haven, Namche Bazaar, the challenges of the journey are eclipsed by the anticipation of what awaits. Here, amidst the Sherpa culture and the bustling market, you will be greeted with your first glimpse of Everest in all its majestic glory, a moment that will stay etched in your memory.

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    Max Altitude 3,440m/11,283ft
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    Accomodation Teahouse/guest house
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    Place Namche Bazaar

Now that we’ve reached Namche Bazaar, it’s time to give our bodies a well-deserved break and adapt to the high altitude. Today is all about acclimatization, and there are a couple of options to choose from to make the most of this day.

One option is to embark on an optional 2-hour hike to Everest View Point. This uphill excursion not only provides you with breathtaking vistas but also aids in the acclimatization process, allowing your body to gradually adjust to the thinning air.

Alternatively, if you prefer a more leisurely day, you can explore the charming streets of Namche Bazaar itself. A visit to the Sherpa museum is highly recommended, offering valuable insights into Sherpa culture and the history of mountaineering in the region. If your visit happens to fall on a Saturday, you’ll have the opportunity to explore the Hatt Bazaar, a local marketplace that offers an intimate glimpse into the daily life and trading practices of the Sherpa people. This market is a captivating part of the larger Namche Bazaar, a bustling shopping hub where you can find a wide array of trekking and mountaineering gear, clothing, and equipment to suit your needs. So whether you opt for a scenic hike or choose to immerse yourself in the local culture and shopping scene, today promises to be an enriching and enjoyable experience.

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    Max Altitude 3,440m/11,283ft
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    Accomodation Teahouse/guest house
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    Place Namche Bazaar

After indulging in a hearty breakfast amidst the lively streets of Namche Bazaar, we gather our strength for yet another day of exhilarating trekking, inching closer to the legendary Everest Base Camp. The journey promises to be a visual feast, offering us breathtaking panoramas of the majestic Himalayan range. Stand in awe as you feast your eyes upon iconic peaks such as Everest, Nuptse, Lhotse, Ama Dablam, Thamserku, and Kwangde, each one a masterpiece of nature’s grandeur. These awe-inspiring vistas are undeniably among the foremost highlights of our expedition, and we urge you not to miss a single moment of their magnificence.

Our ultimate destination today is the enchanting village of Phortse, celebrated as one of the most picturesque locations in the entire Everest region. Phortse’s allure lies not only in its stunning surroundings but also in its reputation for offering legendary views, particularly the commanding presence of Ama Dablam. As we make our way towards this pristine haven, you’ll find yourself immersed in a world of natural beauty and tranquility that will leave an indelible mark on your heart.

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    Max Altitude 3,700m/12,139ft
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    Accomodation Teahouse/guest house
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    Place Phortse

Trek from Phortse to Dingboche: Elevation Reaching 4,400m/14,435ft
Today’s journey unfolds alongside the dramatic canyon of the tumultuous Imja Khol River, with its mesmerizing glacial blue waters glistening in the sunlight. As we set forth, the trail leads us on a gradual ascent towards the vibrant village of Pangboche, a thriving Sherpa settlement that stands as the largest in this region. This is a golden opportunity to immerse yourself in the rich tapestry of Sherpa culture, providing you with a unique chance to dine with the locals and experience the essence of their daily lives.

For those seeking adventure, a short but invigorating hike to the Pangboche Monastery beckons. This ancient sanctuary is steeped in history and spirituality, offering a glimpse into the profound faith and traditions of the region. It’s a journey well worth the effort.

In the afternoon, our path transforms, presenting a more demanding trekking terrain. The landscape gradually shifts to reveal arid, desolate mountains, a stark contrast to the lushness we’ve encountered thus far. This leg of our expedition propels us toward the destination of Dingboche, a challenging yet rewarding segment of our trek.

Please take note: During the winter season, if the trail is veiled in snow, we will adapt our route, opting for the alternate path via Debouche and Tengboche to ensure your safety and comfort.

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    Max Altitude 4,400m/14,435ft
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    Accomodation Teahouse/guest house
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    Place Dingboche

Embrace this opportunity to recharge and rejuvenate, preparing yourself for the thrilling final stretch of our grand adventure! Today, immerse yourself in the captivating charm of Dingboche and the enchanting valleys that unfold around it, including Chhukung and Imja. The latter valley serves as a pivotal juncture, connecting us with Island Peak, the lofty passes of Amphu Laptsa, and the pristine wilderness of Makalu Barun National Park. While the option to embark on an exploratory trek through these valleys promises breathtaking vistas and unforgettable experiences, remember that the essence of today is relaxation and revitalization.

Indulge in leisure, take in the majestic surroundings, and prioritize rest above all else. Your well-deserved respite today will prove invaluable as you gear up for the penultimate day of ascent that awaits you tomorrow. So, relish this day of tranquility, for it shall fortify you for the thrilling challenges that lie ahead on your remarkable journey.

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    Max Altitude 4,400m/14,435ft
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    Accomodation Teahouse/guest house
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    Place Dingboche

From this point onward, our trek will gradually become more challenging as we ascend to higher altitudes. Our path leads us past Dungla, but not before presenting us with a demanding, steep climb to the summit of a lofty hill. Here, you’ll encounter the poignant memorial stupas, solemnly dedicated to the climbers and trekkers who have tragically lost their lives to the unforgiving embrace of Everest over the years. These monuments stand as enduring reminders of the indomitable spirit of exploration and the sacrifices made in its pursuit.

The subsequent leg of our adventure takes us across rugged, rocky mountain terrain, guiding us to the quaint settlement of Lobuche. Here, you’ll be treated to awe-inspiring vistas of Mt. Lobuche, Mt. Pumari, and the majestic Nuptse, a sight that is nothing short of extraordinary. As we continue to ascend, be prepared for a chilly night’s rest, for we are now perched almost three miles above sea level, where the evenings can be decidedly brisk. So, bundle up and savor the serenity of the high Himalayan night, for the challenges and triumphs of our journey are reaching their pinnacle.

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    Max Altitude 4,900m/16,076ft
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    Accomodation Teahouse/guest house
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    Place Lobuche

This is the moment we’ve all been waiting for – the grand culmination of our expedition! Our epic day commences with a relatively gentle trek from Lobuche to Gorakshep, setting the stage for the monumental adventure that awaits. The subsequent leg of our journey to Everest Base Camp, however, presents a tougher challenge, as we navigate through rocky dunes and moraine – the result of accumulated, unconsolidated glacial debris. Along this path, we will draw closer to the renowned Khumbu Glacier and the imposing icefall that graces the slopes of Everest, an awe-inspiring sight to behold.

Upon reaching our coveted destination, Everest Base Camp, you will have the remarkable opportunity, particularly during the spring climbing season, to encounter and interact with the intrepid climbers who are in the midst of their daring ascent to the summit of this majestic mountain. It’s a moment that warrants the eager click of your cameras, as you capture the sheer beauty and awe-inspiring grandeur that envelops you.

As the sun begins its descent in the afternoon sky, we will make our way back to Gorakshep, where much-needed rest and relaxation await. This respite is a well-deserved reward after a strenuous and eventful day, allowing us to recharge our spirits for the journey ahead.

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    Max Altitude 5,364m/17,598ft
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    Accomodation Teahouse/guest house

A daybreak awakening awaits us as we rise before the sun to embark on a trek towards Kalapathar, aptly named “black rock.” Here, under the fiery embrace of the dawn, we will witness a magnificent sunrise over the resplendent Mt. Everest. As the first rays of light grace the horizon, a breathtaking panorama will unfold before your eyes, revealing the majestic Nuptse Nup, Changtse, and Lhotse. This exquisite moment may very well stand as the pinnacle of your entire journey, offering an unparalleled opportunity to capture stunning photographs of Everest and its neighboring peaks in all their glory.

Following this awe-inspiring spectacle, we’ll return to Gorakshep for a hearty breakfast before beginning our descent in the direction of Pheriche, our designated nighttime haven. If the group’s energy permits, there’s even the possibility of extending our journey beyond Pheriche, culminating in the final stop at Panboche. On this leg of our expedition, our pace will be noticeably brisker as we descend, and the terrain will prove far more forgiving, making for a smoother and more enjoyable journey downhill.

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    Max Altitude 5,545m/18,192ft
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    Accomodation Teahouse/guest house

The descent from Pheriche to Tengboche offers a welcome change in terrain as we make our way downhill. However, it’s worth noting that this journey also includes a somewhat surprising twist—an hour-long ascent up a hill. This final hill climb serves as a reminder that the Himalayan terrain constantly keeps us on our toes, offering challenges and rewards in equal measure.

By the time late afternoon graces us with its presence, we’ll have returned to the familiar surroundings of Namche. Here, we’ll once again settle into our accommodations, ready to rest and recharge for our impending farewell to the mountain. Our final day in this remarkable wilderness awaits, promising to be a memorable culmination of our extraordinary adventure.

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    Max Altitude 3,440m/11,284ft
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    Accomodation Teahouse/guest house
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    Place Namche Bazaar

Following a hearty breakfast, we set forth on our homeward journey, trekking towards the renowned Hillary Suspension Bridge. Along the way, we’ll meander through charming local villages, each one steeped in its unique culture and traditions. As we draw closer to Lukla, a sense of nostalgia may wash over you, for this marks the beginning of the end of our incredible adventure.

Upon our arrival in Lukla, we’ll find ourselves in the cozy embrace of our last Tea House, a place that has become a home away from home during our trek. Traditionally, this evening calls for a heartfelt celebration with the trekking crew that has been your steadfast companions throughout the journey. It’s a moment to reflect on the extraordinary achievement you’ve accomplished, made possible through unwavering teamwork and sheer determination. You’ve turned a dream into reality, a physical feat that others can only aspire to.

As the night descends upon us, there’s a bittersweet feeling in the air. This is your last night on the mountain, a place that has challenged and inspired you in equal measure. It’s a time for reflection, gratitude, and perhaps a touch of melancholy as you bid farewell to the majestic Himalayas and the unforgettable memories you’ve forged along the way.

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    Max Altitude 2,800m/9,184ft
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    Accomodation Teahouse/guest house
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    Place Lukla

In the morning, a short flight will whisk you away from Lukla to the vibrant city of Kathmandu (please refer to the Note below for details), the very place where your extraordinary journey both began and now concludes. Upon touching down in the capital, you will be transferred to your comfortable hotel, where solitude awaits you, providing a well-deserved opportunity for personal reflection and rest. It’s a moment to let the profound experiences of conquering the Himalayas settle in your heart and mind.

In the evening, we will come together once more for a heartfelt farewell dinner at one of Kathmandu’s finest Nepalese restaurants. We are eager to hear your thoughts and feedback on the remarkable journey you’ve just completed. Your insights and reflections will not only be cherished but also invaluable as we continue to craft extraordinary adventures for fellow travelers seeking the thrill of exploration.

Please Take Note: Be aware that Lukla Flights are currently operating to and from Ramechhap instead of Kathmandu due to the ongoing upgrades at Kathmandu Airport. The journey back to Kathmandu from Ramechhap typically takes between 4 to 6 hours, depending on the traffic conditions, so please plan accordingly. Your understanding and flexibility in this matter are greatly appreciated.

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    Max Altitude 1,350m/4,428ft
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    Accomodation Hotel
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    Place Kathmandu

As your final day in Nepal dawns, indulge in a hearty breakfast to fuel your last adventures. Take advantage of this precious time to engage in some last-minute shopping in the bustling streets of Kathmandu, where treasures and mementos await to be discovered.

Rest assured, we have taken care of your transportation needs, ensuring that you arrive at Kathmandu International Airport with ample time before your departure flight homeward. It is at this juncture that we must bid our fond farewells, but you depart armed not only with your belongings but also with the warmest memories of an unforgettable journey and a trove of stunning photographs to share with your loved ones.

With a mixture of nostalgia and fulfillment, we mark the end of our services, hoping that the experiences you’ve gathered during your time in Nepal will remain etched in your heart, inspiring future adventures and discoveries. Safe travels, and until we meet again on the paths of exploration!

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Includes/Excludes

  • Cost of necessary trekking permits, including the Sagarmatha National Park entry permit and the TIMS (Trekkers' Information Management System) card.
  • Airport transfers to and from the Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu.
  • Accommodation in Kathmandu (usually at a three-star hotel) before and after the trek. Accommodations during the trek in teahouses or lodges.
  • Meals during the trek, such as breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Meals are usually provided at teahouses along the route.
  • A licensed trekking guide and porter to carry a portion of your gear. The guide provides information, ensures your safety, and helps with logistics.
  • Essential equipment like sleeping bags, down jackets, and trekking poles.
  • Domestic flights from Kathmandu to Lukla (the starting point of the trek) and back are usually included.
  • Basic first aid supplies and emergency evacuation arrangements.
  • Detailed trekking itinerary with information about daily distances, altitudes, and schedules.
  • Taxes and fees associated with accommodations and meals are covered in the package price.
  • The cost of international flights to and from Nepal.
  • Travel insurance, including emergency medical and evacuation coverage.
  • Expenses for items like personal snacks, beverages (other than water), souvenirs, and additional meals in Kathmandu.
  • Additional Gear: you need to rent or purchase additional equipment like trekking boots, warm clothing, and a daypack.
  • Tips for the guide, porter, and teahouse staff.
  • Any optional activities, such as helicopter tours or side treks.
  • The cost of obtaining a visa for Nepal.
  • Personal Medications.
Note:

It’s essential to carefully review the specific details of the Everest Base Camp trek package included and excluded.

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Safety and Security During EBC Trek

Everest Base Camp trek involves challenging terrain, high altitudes, and rapidly changing weather conditions. Here are some safety tips to ensure a safe and enjoyable trek to Everest Base Camp:

Physical Preparation: Get a thorough medical check-up before the trek to ensure you are physically fit for high-altitude trekking. Start a fitness regimen well in advance of your trip to build endurance and strength.

Altitude Acclimatization: Follow the recommended itinerary, which includes acclimatization days at higher altitudes to help your body adjust to lower oxygen levels. Stay hydrated, as dehydration can worsen the effects of altitude sickness.

Stay Hydrated and Eat Well: Drink plenty of fluids, preferably clean and purified water, to stay hydrated.
Consume a balanced diet rich in carbohydrates, protein, and calories to maintain energy levels.

Pack Wisely: Carry essential items like warm clothing, a quality sleeping bag, and appropriate trekking gear. Keep your daypack light, carrying only necessities like water, snacks, and a first aid kit.

Weather Monitoring: Be aware of the weather conditions, especially at higher altitudes. Consult your guide for updates and adjust your plans if necessary.

Follow Your Guide’s Instructions: Listen to your trekking guide’s advice and instructions regarding altitude sickness, safety precautions, and route choices.

Signs of Altitude Sickness: Learn to recognize the symptoms of altitude sickness, such as headaches, nausea, dizziness, and shortness of breath. If you experience severe symptoms, descend immediately and seek medical help.

Proper Clothing: Dress in layers to regulate body temperature. Wear moisture-wicking base layers, insulating layers, and waterproof outer layers. Protect yourself from the sun with sunglasses, sunscreen, and a wide-brimmed hat.

Emergency Evacuation Plan: Be aware of the emergency evacuation procedures in case of serious illness or injury.
Carry essential documents and insurance details with you at all times.

Travel Insurance: Purchase travel insurance that covers high-altitude trekking, including emergency medical evacuation.

Respect Local Customs and Culture: Show respect for the local culture, traditions, and environment. Follow local customs and guidelines.

Practice responsible trekking by carrying out all trash and leaving the environment as you found it.

The best times for the trek are the pre-monsoon (March to May) and post-monsoon (late September to November) seasons when the weather is generally clear and pleasant.

Yes, you will need permits, including the Sagarmatha National Park entry permit and the TIMS (Trekkers’ Information Management System) card

The highest point on the standard trek is Kala Patthar, which is at an altitude of about 5,643 meters (18,514 feet). Everest Base Camp itself is at around 5,364 meters (17,598 feet).

Teahouses or lodges are the primary forms of accommodation on the trek. They provide basic facilities, including meals and a place to sleep. Accommodations become more basic at higher altitudes.

Your packing list should include warm clothing, trekking gear, personal items, a first aid kit, and necessary travel documents. Refer to a detailed packing list to ensure you’re well-prepared.

Charging electronic devices is possible in teahouses along the trek, but it may come at an additional cost. Consider bringing a power bank as a backup.

It’s not safe to drink untreated water from streams and rivers. Carry a water purification system, like tablets or a filter, or buy bottled water along the trail.

Symptoms of altitude sickness include headaches, nausea, dizziness, and shortness of breath. To prevent it, acclimatize properly, stay hydrated, and ascend slowly. Descend if symptoms worsen.

Yes, travel insurance, including coverage for high-altitude trekking and emergency evacuation, is strongly recommended for the Everest Base Camp trek.

Reviews

Hany M (Australia)

Unforgettable experience!

I cannot express my gratitude adequately for the exceptional 14-day Everest Base Camp trek organized by Get Nepal Treks and Tours. Our guide, who was both knowledgeable and enjoyable to be around, meticulously explained every aspect of the journey and took great care of us throughout. The guide, along with their lovely assistant, added an extra layer of specialness to our experience. I extend my heartfelt thanks to Get Nepal Treks and the entire team for their remarkable support. The unforgettable farewell party served as the perfect conclusion to this incredible journey. I eagerly anticipate my next adventure with them in Nepal!

Theresa R (USA)

Great company to book with

We had an incredible experience on this trek during the off-season. It was important for us to select a Nepali company for our adventure, and they took care of all the logistics, making the entire journey exceptionally smooth. Our guide and porter were not only incredibly skilled but also provided us with unwavering support throughout the entire trek. If you have the option, we highly recommend requesting their services when booking your trek. We are already looking forward to returning for another adventure!

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