Everest Base Camp Trek

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Trip Overview
  • Duration: 14 Days
  • Trip Grade: Strenuous
  • Trip Start and End: Kathmandu to Kathmandu
  • Trip Area: Everest Region
  • Trip Style: Active/ Adventure Trekking
  • Age Group: 10 or Above
  • Trip Type: Private and Group
  • Trip Method: Fully Guided
  • Booking Type: Instant Booking
  • Max. Altitude: 5367m
  • Best Season: March - May/Sep - Dec
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Looking for the ultimate adventure? Look no further than the Everest Base Camp trek, considered by many to be the ultimate trekking experience. With towering peaks like Everest, Nuptse, and Thamserku providing a stunning backdrop, this trek offers unparalleled views of some of the world's most breathtaking scenery.

But it's not just the scenery that draws trekkers worldwide to the Everest region. Every outdoor enthusiast wants to take on the challenge of hiking to Everest Base Camp, testing their fitness and endurance in one of the most extreme environments on earth.

And once you reach Base Camp, the sense of accomplishment is unmatched. It's no wonder that ever since Tenzing and Hillary made history by climbing Everest, the region has been a magnet for mountaineers and trekkers alike. With well-maintained trekking trails and cozy accommodations along the way, the Everest Base Camp trek is accessible to a wide range of adventurers.

So if you're ready to take on the ultimate trekking challenge, pack your bags and head to Everest Base Camp. The experience of a lifetime awaits you!

Nepali Hospitality on Everest Base Camp Trek

Experience the ultimate in comfort and convenience during your Everest Base Camp trek with modern, warm accommodations in popular hotspots like Lukla, Namche Bazaar, and Khumjung. Indulge in a variety of delicious meals, from traditional Nepali dishes to Tibetan-style breakfasts and lunches, and enjoy coffee shops and bakeries along the way. 

Take in the local culture and tradition at the various monasteries you'll encounter while breathing in the pristine mountain air. And don't forget the incredible starry nights you'll witness along the way. 

All of this, combined with breathtaking scenery, picturesque villages, and staggering mountain views, make the 14-day Everest Base Camp trek an unforgettable journey of a lifetime. Don't miss out on this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity!

What Should I Expect from the Trek?

When you embark on the Everest Base Camp Trek, you can expect much more than just breathtaking mountain views, glaciers, icefalls, and cultural experiences. This journey may also bring about a spiritual awakening or inner peace. While the trek can be physically demanding and leave you with tired muscles, the comfortable lodges along the trail offer a perfect place to rest and recover each night, complete with delicious meals. Our knowledgeable guides are available to answer all your questions about the surrounding mountains and provide interesting insights into the local culture. Be sure to check out the trip highlights and full itinerary details for this unforgettable 14-day adventure.

Everest Base Camp Trek Highlights

  • Experience a flight to the most thrilling airport in the world- Lukla Airport.
  • World’s highest airport at Syangboche (3,780m / 12.402ft)
  • You will tour the sacred sites of ancient Kathmandu Valley 
  • Walk past the beautiful, narrow mountain trails along historically and culturally rich stupas of the legendary Khumbu Valley.
  • Explore Sagarmatha National Park
  • Panoramic Views of Mt. Lhotse(8,516m), Cho Oyu (8,201m), and Mt. Makalu (8,463m) from Kala Patthar
  • Trekking to an ancient monastery in Tengboche (3,867m / 12,687ft)
  • Visit the highest glacier on Earth- Khumbu Glacier (4,900 m)

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Everest Base Camp Trek Itinerary

  • Day 1:Arrive KathmanduAltitude: 1,345m
  • Day 2:Flight to Lukla and Trek to PhakdingAltitude: 2,610m, Duration: 30 min flight 5 hrs Trek
  • Day 3:Phakding to Namche BazaarAltitude: 3,440m, Duration: 7 hours
  • Day 4:Acclimatization Day at Namche BazaarAltitude: 3,440m, Duration: 3 hours
  • Day 5:Namche to TengbocheAltitude: 3,860m, Duration: 6 hours
  • Day 6:Tengboche to DingbocheAltitude: 4,410m, Duration: 6 hours
  • Day 7:Acclimatization day at DingbocheAltitude: 4,410m, Duration: 4 hours
  • Day 8:Dingboche to LobucheAltitude: 4,910m, Duration: 6 hours
  • Day 9:Lobuche to Gorak Shep and Everest Base Camp and back to Gorak ShepAltitude: 5,140m, Duration: 7 hours
  • Day 10:Gorak Shep to Kala Patthar (5,550 m) descend back to PhericheAltitude: 4,210m, Duration: 7 hours
  • Day 11:Trek From Pheriche to NamcheAltitude: 3,440m, Duration: 7 hours
  • Day 12:Trek From Namche to LuklaAltitude: 2,860m, Duration: 7 hours
  • Day 13:Lukla to KathmanduAltitude: 1,345m, Duration: 30 min flight
  • Day 14:Departure

Day 1:Arrive Kathmandu

  • Max Altitude1,345m
  • Accommodation3 Star Hotel

When you arrive at Kathmandu airport, our representative will be there to meet you and escort you to your hotel to assist with check in.  There will be a briefing about the trek and a chance to check the gear you need (we provide a sleeping bag and down jacket if you do not want to bring your own).   That evening, welcome dinner and a chance to get to know your guide.

Day 2:Flight to Lukla and Trek to Phakding

  • Max Altitude2,610m
  • AccommodationTea House
  • MealsBreakfast, Lunch and Dinner

After breakfast we will drive you to Kathmandu airport’s domestic terminal for your flight to Lukla.  This flight takes around 35 minutes and is a great introduction to the mountains! At Lukla, one of the highest airports in the world, meet your porters who will sort your gear ready to start trekking!

It’s a relatively less-strenuous 3-4 hour hike to Phakding along the Dudh Koshi River, across the suspension bridges and through forests.  At Phakding we will have lunch and dinner and stay overnight.

Day 3:Phakding to Namche Bazaar

  • Max Altitude3,440m
  • AccommodationTea House
  • MealsBreakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Today you will catch your first glimpse of Everest!  Don’t worry better views are to come!  Again cross the Dudh Koshi river over suspension bridges and hike through rhododendron and pine forests to Monjo valley.  The entrance to Sagarmatha National Park is at Monjo, where we also have breakfast before heading on towards Everest Base Camp.  Today we made make it as far as Namche Bazaar.

On the way we may see porters and yaks carrying goods to Namche.  You will definitely see mountains - Kusum-Kangrur, Thamserku and many more lay before you.  The trail to Namche is a steep rocky descent but there waits a comfortable teahouse at the end of it!

Day 4:Acclimatization Day at Namche Bazaar

  • Max Altitude3,440m
  • AccommodationTea House
  • MealsBreakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Namche Bazaar is the main town in the Everest Region and the starting point for many trekkers doing the 14 Day Trek to Everest Base Camp, and other treks.  You may also see climbing expeditions preparing for their attempt to summit Everest.  Here we take an acclimatization day.

The reason for this acclimatization day is that this region is high and most of your time is spent above 3,000m.  Altitude sickness is a real possibility if you don’t go slow, be sensible, listen to your body and listen to your guide!   With acclimatization days such as this one, the risk of getting sick is lowered.

There is plenty to see and do today!  Why not hike above the town, walk along the Dudh Koshi River or hike to Everest View Hotel where the views of Everest are stunning.  Hence the hotel’s name!  A little further on at Khumjung village you can see the school and health post Sir Edmund Hillary built as a thank you to the Sherpa people.  And then back to the teahouse for a delicious dinner and talk of what is to come.

Day 5:Namche to Tengboche

  • Max Altitude3,860m
  • AccommodationTea House
  • MealsBreakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Today the trail of the Everest Base Camp Trek continues through pine forests and over more suspension bridges to Tengboche.  This is the highest monastery in the Everest Region.  And what a view the monks have!  Many mountains such as Ama Dablam and Everest are on show in a stunning display of the Himalayas.

If lucky it is possible to join a puja (ceremony) at the monastery  either this evening or in the morning.  Overnight in a teahouse.

Day 6:Tengboche to Dingboche

  • Max Altitude4,410m
  • AccommodationTea House
  • MealsBreakfast, Lunch, Dinner

This morning the panorama of mountains gets closer as you walk towards them.  But its not just mountains - you will pass through Sherpa settlements with their fields of barley and potatoes protected from the winds by stonewalls.  Your guide will explain something of Sherpa culture and agriculture.    Although Everest is hiding behind other mountains today, you can still see fantastic views of Mt Lhotse and Mt. Nuptse… and many more.   Overnight at Dingboche.

Day 7:Acclimatization day at Dingboche

  • Max Altitude4,410m
  • AccommodationTea House
  • MealsBreakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Here at Dingboche we take another acclimatization day.  Visit Dingboche monastery or hike to Ama Dablam Base Camp, Nagarjuna Hill or Chhukung Ri…your guide will advise you on the best activity to suit your interest.  However, we suggest in the morning you join us for a hike to Nagartsang Hill with its rugged landscape and mountain views.  We will return to Dingboche for lunch.   Overnight in Dingboche.

Day 8:Dingboche to Lobuche

  • Max Altitude4,910m
  • AccommodationTea House
  • MealsBreakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Setting off after breakfast we climb the ridge behind Dingboche village where the trail is steep and slippery.  After some hours the trail becomes flatter so you can concentrate on the wonderful scenery surrounding you.  To the north is Lobuche Peak and the memorial cairn in the memory of Sherpas and trekkers who have died in the region.

We cross the Khumbu Glacier and moraine valley until we reach Lobuche where we overnight.  Today's mountain views include Pumori, Lingtren and Khumbuste.  And of course a few more!

Day 9:Lobuche to Gorak Shep and Everest Base Camp and back to Gorak Shep

  • Max Altitude5,140m
  • AccommodationTea House
  • MealsBreakfast, Lunch, Dinner

A very exciting day ahead!  Setting off for Gorak Shep in the early morning you walk over rocky moraine to reach this seasonal settlement of tea housesteahouses situated on a frozen lakebed.  Here we take lunch before pushing on to the ultimate destination - Everest Base Camp!

Ahead are the colorfulcolourful tents climbing expeditions set up in preparation of scaling Everest.  But where is that majestic mountain?  From base camp we are too close to Everest to see it as it hides behind other mountains.  What we do see is icefalls, glaciers and other mountain peaks.  And what we experience is a great sense of satisfaction at having reached thereach base camp of the world’s  highest mountain!  And yes, we will get to see a clear view of the mountain on Day 10 of our trip!

Meantime, hike back to Gorak Shep for the night.

Day 10:Gorak Shep to Kala Patthar (5,550 m) descend back to Pheriche

  • Max Altitude4,210m
  • AccommodationTea House
  • MealsBreakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Wake up early to hike up Kala Patthar to catch sunrise over the mountains.  Kala Patthar is also known as the Everestas Everest view point.  And quite rightly so - the views are out of this world!   This is the closest we get to Everest and the highest we can go  in Nepal without a climbing permit.  This is the ultimate in photogenic scenery!  Not only Everest but many other mountains are on view along with the Khumbu glaciers.

Return to Pheriche by a different route and review the day and the whole trek to EBC experience over dinner in your teahouse.

Day 11:Trek From Pheriche to Namche

  • Max Altitude3,440m
  • AccommodationTea House
  • MealsBreakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Today look out for animals (as well as more mountains).  We would have to be extremely lucky to see the elusive Snow Leopard but perhaps we can see musk deers and other smaller mammals as we, after passing the rocky trails,  are again in the forests of Sagarmatha National Park.   Your guide will point out where the trail separates towards Gokyo Lake - perhaps your next trek in Nepal?

This evening stay in Namche Bazaar and  enjoy a glass of wine or beer to celebrate coming to the end of your trek.

Day 12:Trek From Namche to Lukla

  • Max Altitude2,860m
  • AccommodationTea House
  • MealsBreakfast, Lunch, Dinner

After breakfast set off towards Lukla retracing the steps you took, what seems like eons ago. Bid farewell to your Sherpa crew and look forward to your early morning mountain flight back to Kathmandu.

Day 13:Lukla to Kathmandu

  • Max Altitude1,345m
  • Accommodation3 Star Hotel
  • MealsBreakfast, Dinner

After your exhilarating flight, spendflight spend the rest of your day exploring Kathmandu.  Ask us about UNESCO world heritage sites, or the best places to buy gifts to take home, or the best restaurants to lunch in.

In the evening Sublime Trails will organizeorganise a dinner party with authentic Nepali food and a culture programme to celebrate your successful trek.

Day 14:Departure

  • MealsBreakfast

Our representative will drop you at the airport in time for your flight from Nepal.

If you are staying longer, please talk to us about other trekking routes or tours (such as Chitwan National Park safaris or Lumbini culture tours).  We will be most happy to guide you around the country to fulfill your desires.

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Cost Includes / Excludes

Cost Includes

  • 13 Breakfasts, 11 Lunches, 11 Dinners
  • 3-Star accommodation in Kathmandu for 2 nights
  • Tea house accommodation along the trail for 11 nights
  • All land transportation with pickups and drops
  • Domestic flight to Lukla and back
  • Guide and porter for the trekking (1 porter for two people a porter can carry up to 30 kg)
  • Sagarmatha National Park Entrance Fee
  • TIMS Card fee
  • Down jacket, a sleeping bag which should be refunded to the company after the trip
  • Necessary paperwork with the government of Nepal and the Tax department
  • All the necessary insurance for the guides and porters
  • First Aid service in case of minor injuries
  • Salary, food, and accommodation for guides and porters

Cost Excludes

  • Any meals other than breakfast in Kathmandu
  • Rescue & travel insurance, trip cancellation costs, accident or health emergency, evacuation, loss, theft, or damage to baggage and personal effects (We strongly advise you to take out personal travel insurance.)
  • Extra night accommodation in Kathmandu due to any reason
  • Personal expenses (phone calls, internet, laundry, bar bills, battery recharge, extra porters, cold drinks, bottled or boiled water, hot shower, etc.)
  • All the alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks including mineral water
  • Nepal entry visa fee
  • Tipping for the Sublime crew

Everest Base Camp Trek Available Dates

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Start DateStart: TuesdayDec 05, 2023End DateEnd: MondayDec 18, 2023PricePriceUS$1250StatusStatusAvailable
Start DateStart: FridayDec 08, 2023End DateEnd: ThursdayDec 21, 2023PricePriceUS$1250StatusStatusAvailable
Start DateStart: SundayDec 10, 2023End DateEnd: SaturdayDec 23, 2023PricePriceUS$1250StatusStatusAvailable
Start DateStart: WednesdayDec 13, 2023End DateEnd: TuesdayDec 26, 2023PricePriceUS$1250StatusStatusAvailable
Start DateStart: SaturdayDec 16, 2023End DateEnd: FridayDec 29, 2023PricePriceUS$1250StatusStatusAvailable
Start DateStart: WednesdayDec 20, 2023End DateEnd: TuesdayJan 02, 2024PricePriceUS$1250StatusStatusAvailable
Start DateStart: SaturdayDec 23, 2023End DateEnd: FridayJan 05, 2024PricePriceUS$1250StatusStatusAvailable
Start DateStart: TuesdayDec 26, 2023End DateEnd: MondayJan 08, 2024PricePriceUS$1250StatusStatusAvailable
Start DateStart: FridayDec 29, 2023End DateEnd: ThursdayJan 11, 2024PricePriceUS$1250StatusStatusAvailable
Start DateStart: SundayDec 31, 2023End DateEnd: SaturdayJan 13, 2024PricePriceUS$1250StatusStatusAvailable

Add-Ons & Options

Accommodation Options:

If you are looking for upgraded accommodations for your Everest base camp trek you can choose to book either 5 star or 4-star hotel from our checkout page.

Helicopter Return Options:

If you are looking for a shorter duration of trek and return by helicopter from Goreskshep. you can book your helicopter return option. You will return to Kathmandu on Day 10. The total duration of the trek will be 11 days.

Everest Base Camp Trek with Helicopter Return Itinerary:

Day 01: Arrival at Kathmandu Airport (1,345 meters)

Day 02: Flight to Lukla and Trek To Phakding.

Day 03: Phakding to Namche Bazaar. (B.L.D)

Day 04: Acclimatization day at Namche Bazaar. (B.L.D)

Day 05: Namche to Tengboche. (B.L.D)

Day 06: Tengboche to Dingboche. (B.L.D)

Day 07: Acclimatization day at Dingboche. (B.L.D)

Day 08: Dingboche to Lobuche. (B.L.D)

Day 09: Lobuche to Gorak Shep and EBC and back to Gorakshep. (B.L.D)

Day 10: Gorak Shep to Kala Patthar and back to Gorak Shep and fly back to Kathmandu By Helicopter

Day 11: Departure. (B)

The Above will be your itinerary if you choose to book the Everest base camp trek with a helicopter return option.

Can you trek to Everest base camp on your own?

As we’ve enumerated before, it is something that you can do but we don’t advise it. There have been a number of trekkers who have lost their way during the Everest base camp trek and lost their lives. Besides, there are also possibilities of avalanches or landslides. These are situations that we wish never to befall any trekker. But we encourage you to take the worst-case scenario into consideration as well.

So a guide will provide you with a sense of relaxation during the trek as he will be there for you in the worst of times. Our guides also carry a first-aid kit with them which you can use when you need it. Besides, there might be times when you feel like giving up on the long and arduous trek to Everest Base Camp. A guide will constantly motivate you to complete the trek. He will also be someone you can converse with during some boredom you might experience during your trek.

How long does the EBC Trek take?

The EBC trek takes anywhere from a week to a month to complete. And this depends upon the number of places you want to cover during the trek. Also, you might want to factor in the transport you are looking to take during the trek.

If you want to complete the classic Everest base camp trek without the flight to Lukla, this can take you around 21 days. The regular EBC trek takes 14 days but  If someone wants to complete the EBC trek with a visit to Gokyo lake, it might take a few more days than the 14 days.

If you want to go to the Everest Base Camp trekking and then take a chopper while returning, the number of days that you will be journeying in will be cut in half. If you want to complete the 3 passes trek in addition to the Base Camp, your trek is likely to be physically demanding and also in terms of the number of days you spend.

How far you will go to Everest base camp?

The highest altitude that you will trek to during the Everest base camp trek is 5,364m, but this is not the highest altitude you will trek to. The highest place during your trek will be Kala Patthar. It is at an altitude of 5,545–5,550 m. There are some sources that claim that the altitude of Kala Patthar is as much as 5600 meters.

But you should keep in mind that these measurements are the ones from the Everest Base Camp in Nepal which is often referred to as the Southern Base Camp. There is also the northern Base Camp which is located in Tibet. The northern Base Camp has an altitude of 5150 meters. 

How hard is EBC Trek?

EBC trek is not the easiest of the treks and nor is it the most difficult. The greatest challenge that you will face is whether your body will adapt to the altitude gradient. The first flight to Lukla will take you to around 2800 meters which is twice the altitude of Kathmandu. Such steep gradient shifts might cause problems if you don’t acclimatize properly.

Besides, there’s also the question of your experience. If you are used to trekking to relatively high altitudes of around 3000 meters, this might not be the most difficult of treks. And even if you have no experience, you might want to train yourself physically and get in shape to make the most of this trek.

When can you trek to Everest Base Camp?

Needless to say, you can trek to Everest Base Camp any time. But there are seasons when the cold might be too heavy or the rain can make trekking dangerous. So you need to be watchful of those seasons. You can look out for the best season to trek to Everest Base Camp. These are generally the months of spring (April/ May) and autumn (October/ November).

If you’re looking to trek during off-seasons, this might free you up from the trekking traffic. Especially, if you are someone who likes solitude, trekking during the winter is an option. But there might be some snowfall during this season. You have to prepare for this with better trekking gear.

Although you might have some recommendations to complete the trek in the summer season, the poor visibility and high chances of flight cancellation during this season are two of the biggest obstructions to enjoying the beauty of the Everest Base Camp. 

How much does it cost to trek to Everest base camp?

Whether you want your EBC trek to be luxurious or not depends upon you. And this also means that there is a range of costs to the Everest Base Camp rather than a fixed number. The cheapest of all is the budget trek to the Everest Base Camp which starts from US$ 1100. The Everest Base Camp fixed departure trek, which involves trekking with a particular group, is a tad costlier than that.

It goes without saying that the higher the number of days you take to trek to the Everest base Camp, the cost increases. This has got to do with the fact that the higher the number of days you spend, the greater the expenses for lodging, fooding, and other miscellaneous expenses you might have. For instance, the Everest Base Camp Mani Rimdu Festival trek is 16 days long and costs more than the regular EBC trek. During this festival, we spend 3 days at EBC observing the festival which makes it a higher cost.

The high pass trek to the Everest Base Camp is 20 days long and costs a tad higher. But if you are looking to make use of the facilities of a Helicopter to the Base Camp, this will cost even higher. The price depends upon how long you want to use the chopper services. And how many days you are willing to spend in the Everest region?

The most comfortable of all the treks to the Everest Base Camp is the Everest Base Camp Luxury Lodge Trek. Needless to say, this is the coziest of the treks and costs US$ 3500.

With Love from Us to You

  • Use of sleeping bag and down jacket during the trek.
  • Free Sublime Trails t-shirt and duffel bag for you to use and take home.
  • Invisible check-in to lodges during the trek.
  • Farewell, celebratory dinner.

Things To be Noted While Booking This Trip With Us

Our crew: We only employ fully trained and certified staff. Our guides are very knowledgeable and our porters and other staff are well cared for by Sublime Trails.

Accommodation: We use a three-star hotel in Kathmandu and the best available teahouses on the treks. It should be noted that in high season the demand on teahouses is high but we assure our clients of high standards of hygiene and friendliness! Hot water may not be available everywhere. Electricity to recharge your gadgets may not be available everywhere and where there is normally a small charge for this service. Please be understanding of the situation in these more remote areas.

Food:  Many of the items trekkers won't need to be transported into remote regions. Therefore prices may be higher than in the cities for items such as snacks, chocolate, beer, etc. Please do not haggle with the shopkeepers or teahouse owners. Snacks that may not be available further up the trail can be bought in Namche Bazaar.

Transport: We will collect and drop you to the airport by car or van. Domestic flights are subject to delays due to the weather. Please be patient. On that note, please try to leave one or two days between arriving back by domestic flight and your international flight in case of delays.

Weather: This is something we have no control over! Please see the best time to visit the Everest base camp regarding the best months to visit the Everest Region. Weather is very changeable between Kathmandu and Lukla so flight delays do happen. We will do our best to rebook your flight. We do also offer a helicopter alternative (helicopters can often fly when fixed wings cannot).

What to bring:  We will bring the best possible crew. You need only bring your sense of adventure!  But seriously, we will prove you a sleeping bag and a down jacket but please bring warm clothes you can layer. Please wear your trekking boots for some time before coming to Nepal. Blisters hurt! You may also want to bring some kind of slippers or flip-flops to wear in the teahouses to rest your feet in the evenings. Don’t forget gloves, a hat, and sunscreen! You might want to bring extra batteries or a power pack for your phone, camera, etc.

Your preparations: A good level of fitness is required while trekking in the Himalayas. Particularly on the Everest base camp trek 14 days trek. We suggest you prepare at home by working out in the gym, going on hikes, and looking after your general fitness and health. You will thank us later!

Trip Essential Information

Accommodation in Everest Base Camp Trek

Everest Base Camp offers accommodation on how much you spend. You can get star-rated accommodations at Lukla, Phakding, and Namche if you're trekking to Everest Base Camp solo and not on the budget trekking. But, with a local agency like us, we arrange the accommodations in the best available tea house.

Local Sherpa operate tea houses, locally known as lodges. As previously mentioned, the tea houses' services vary from basic to luxurious, but not everywhere. You can have hot showers, internet, and warm drinking water at most tea houses. Also, attached bathrooms and toilets are available till Namche and a few above it.

It becomes challenging to find accommodations during peak Everest trek season for solo Everest trekkers. In seasons like Autumn and Spring, the number of Everest Base Camp trekkers surges. As a result of which, tea houses get filled with numbers of trekkers. Most times during Everest trekking peak season, you may not find a room for accommodation. Thus, plan your trek long before you set out for this trek. Contact every tea house and reserve a tea house in advance.

But, with a travel agency like Sublime Trails, you don't have to worry about the shortage of tea house accommodation. Your trusted travel partner like us arrange the logistics and overnight accommodations at decent tea houses. At such times, you have to accommodate on a twin-sharing basis and will be private.

Don't expect heated beds and rooms for accommodation in Everest trekking. You'll get comfortable accommodation services, and we assure your comfort. We recommend you carry a sleeping bag and pillowcase for cosy sleep and personal hygiene.

Meals throughout the Everest Base Camp trek

There'll be three meals for you, Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner.

We'll have breakfast at the tea houses we stay in before starting the day hike. Usually, breakfast items include eggs, toast, bread, butter, porridge, soups, thukpa, etc. The breakfast menu at Lukla, Phakding, and Namche comprises a wide range of food items. However, the breakfast items on the menu constrict as you hike further to Everest Base Camp. Either way, you'll get a decent breakfast to keep up the hike till lunch at early noon.

For lunch, the menu includes varieties of items. The Nepali Dal Bhat, the most common and well-liked food, is the trekkers' favourite staple dish. The cooked rice, vegetables, pickles, and lentil soups make it the best preference for lunch. Other food items include dumplings, pizza, Tenduk, Tibetan bread, Thukpa, Spaghetti, and more. We encourage you to consume adequate hygienic lunch to replenish your energy and to keep up the hike. We'll stop at a tea house en route for lunch, where you can stay for another thirty minutes for rest before resuming the trek.

The dinner menu and lunch menu are almost identical. We'll eat dinner in the tea house we accommodate for overnight sleep. The best part before dinner is you can warm yourself sitting close to a centrally heated oven. Every trekker in the tea house gathers around the centrally heated oven and enjoys the warmth before having a delicious dinner.

Note: Try to avoid meat products throughout the EBC trek. Why? The meat products are delivered either by Yaks or porters. Thus, the quality and freshness of meat deteriorate as they reach the tea houses. Further, try not to consume more caffeinated products like coffee and coke. They'll only cause dehydration and impact health midway.

Safety and Security

Sublime Trails is 100% committed to the safety and security of its clients throughout Everest Base Camp Trek.

Everest Base Camp, nearly above 5,500 metres, is a risk prone region. Not in the sense that the icefall will crumble on you. But, multiple factors like injuries, altitude sickness, theft, and unforeseen incidents may come into play. Thus, in those situations, priority will be given to the trekkers.

Trekking for 12 long days at high altitudes demands endurance and pace. Hence, as a trekker, you must eat healthy diets and meals to maintain the best physical shape to continue the hike. Sublime Trails offers the best available tea houses that serve hygienic meals. Also, if you have some dietary requirements, we recommend you inform us about them before leaving off for this trek.

Further, theft and robbery are almost negligible on the Everest Base Camp Trek Route. You'll be looked after 24/7 by our trek guides, and porters will take care of your baggage. On top, everyone in Everest trekking supports each other, whether it's a fellow trekker, trek guide, or porters from other groups.

The unavoidable altitude sickness sometimes turns into a fatal issue. Even at such times, Sublime Trails handles the situation with utmost precision. The essential medications and helicopter rescue will be available during emergencies.

Hence, with us, you're 100% safe and secured.

Travel Insurance

Travel insurance becomes a life saviour if you fall sick or develop serious illness issues with altitude sickness.

With travel insurance on the Everest Base Camp trek, you'll have the advantage of the worry-less hike. Most trekkers often ignore purchasing travel insurance, and in challenging hours, they don't get spontaneous helicopter evacuation and medical attention.

With decent travel insurance, you'll get dedicated helicopter evacuation during extreme illness and injuries. The insurance you have will cover all the evacuation and hospitalisation bills. Hence, it reduces the burden of extra expenditure on you.

Sublime Trails encourages every client joining EBC trek fixed departure in Autumn to purchase travel insurance. It becomes helpful especially for you in unprecedented situations. We only buy the insurance for our trek guides and porters.

Baggage and weight limits for the porter

There's no policy such as the proper weight limit for the porter on the Everest Base Camp trek. But, a porter usually carries 10 kg per person and not more than 15 kg in some cases. If your weight limit exceeds 15 kg, make sure that you hire another porter and pay an extra cost.

For the good part, two trekkers can hire a porter, and for two, a porter carries approximately 30 kg of baggage.

At the airport, the airlines operating Kathmandu Lukla flight allow not more than 15 kg to each traveller. You can divide the baggage as 10 kg on a backpack and 5 kg on hand carry.

You must pay additional charges if your backpack exceeds the stated weight limit. Different airlines have their guidelines for excessive weights.

Weather and Climate

While trekking to Everest Base Camp, the weather has to be clear and stable. People plan this trek to see Everest from a close range. Hence, the best times for Everest Base Camp trekking in Nepal are spring and autumn.

Weather and Temperature in Spring

The fresh outlook, greenery, and verdant forests make spring a serene time for hikes in Nepal. The Everest region hike in spring gives an unmatched experience due to the clear weather and stable temperature. Further, the rain-free days in spring make the Kathmandu Lukla flight unhindered.
The daytime temperature averages around 10 degrees, making it ideal for day hikes. Also, the nighttime temperature of around -7 degrees is bearable with a decent sleeping bag and down jacket.

Weather and Temperature in Autumn

Not only for the best scenery, autumn is equally best for festivals in the Everest region and Nepal. The major festivals in Nepal are in autumn, making it the best time to plan the trip.
The monsoon rain washes away all the dust and pollutants, making the autumn sightseeing clearer and brighter. The crisp outlook combined with zero rain makes the Everest Base Camp trek route a wonderful trail to hike on.
Everest Base Camp in autumn becomes moderately warm, with a daytime temperature of 13 degrees. This temperature is perfect for day hikes. Also, the nighttime temperature of around freezing point won't be stressful.

Everest Base Camp weather and temperature in Summer

Summer is the hottest time in the Everest region as the temperature rises to 17 degrees in the daytime. Also, the nighttime temperature averages around the freezing point.
The temperature in summer is ideal for Everest trekking, but the poor visibility, rain, and other added risks make the trekking challenging. Some trekkers even hike to Everest base camp in early summer, but the frequent rain and overcast ruin the sightseeing.

Weather and temperature in Winter

Winter is the coldest time of year and the temperature in the Everest region becomes freezing. Even though the daytime temperature is only 4 degrees, it feels cold.The night temperature drops to -10 degrees.
It's an ideal time for Everest trekking for advanced trekkers with decent trekking gear. The sky clears and the outlook becomes brighter with fresh snow. Everest, Ama Dablam, Lhotse, Nuptse, and other mountains look fantastic in winter, if you can hike to Kala Patthar in freezing temperatures.

Packing list and necessary gears

The rugged Everest Base Camp trek route requires decent trekking gear for comfortable hikes. To overcome the wind, cold, and daytime sun, you need to have the proper wearables and skin-care products.
Here's a decent list of trekking gear you need for Everest Base Camp trekking in Autumn 2022.

Wearables, Skin care products, Gadgets

  • Multiple Sleeves, fleeces, inner wears
  • Rainproof and windproof jackets
  • Face towel, extra pair of woollen socks
  • Face scarf, mask, hat, cap
  • Poncho, raincoat or umbrella
  • Down jacket, dry pants, trekking trousers, Thermocoat
  • Trekking boots, Running shoes,
  • Woollen hoodies, neck warmer, gloves 
  • Multilayered sleeping bag, backpack and rainproof cover
  • Sun block lotion, moisturiser, lip balms, nail trimmer, earbuds etc. 
  • Vitamin C supplement, water purification tablets.
  • Binoculars, camera, mobile devices, extra pair of spare batteries etc. 

Trek Difficulty

If you're acclimatised well and have a little high-altitude trekking experience, the Everest Base Camp Trek will be one of the easiest treks for you. Even if you don't have experience, with our adequate acclimatisation and itinerary, we guarantee that you'll reach Everest Base Camp safe and sound.
This trek is an easy-to-moderate-grade trek compared to other treks in the Everest region like the Everest Three High Passes Trek. The lower regions like Lukla, Phakding, Namche, Tengboche, and Dingboche are easy to moderately difficult to hike. The well maintained trekking route and lush vegetation supplying oxygen make the hike comfortable.
The further hikes to Lobuche, Gorak Shep, and Kala Patthar are tiring and somehow arduous. Also, the lack of oxygen fatigues the body, and trekkers often struggle to keep up the pace.
Most trekkers who get tired after reaching Kala Patthar often take a return helicopter flight to Lukla. Some of them often fly to Kathmandu on a helicopter. Thus, if you feel like the return will be difficult, Sublime Trail arranges for an Everest Base Camp trek and a helicopter return to Lukla.

Everest trek Elevation

The towering altitudes of Everest Base Camp trekking give thrill and awe to trekkers. The rapidly increasing altitude takes you to a much more diverse landscape in Sagarmatha National Park.
Lukla at 2,850 metres, Phakding at 2,610 metres, Namche Bazar at 3,440 metres, and Hotel Everest View at 4,880 metres are the lower regions of Everest trekking. The hike to Namche on the classic route is comfortable.
The second phase, a hike to Tengboche at 3,860 metres, Dingboche at 4,410 metres, Lobuche at 4,940 metres, Pheriche at 4,371 metres, and Gorak Shep at 5,164 metres, is moderate to arduous. The splendid mountains like Ama Dablam, Imja Tse, Pumori, and more make the hike entertaining.
The final phase, a hike to Kala Patthar at 5,644 metres and Everest Base Camp at 5,364 metres, concludes the standard 12-day Everest Base Camp Trek.

Flights delays and Transportation

Lukla, at 2,860 metres, is prone to unpredictable changes in weather. The clouds hover over the entire landscape, making the takeoff and landing challenging. Hence, more flight delays and multiple days of flight cancellations often become an issue on the Everest Base Camp Trek.
But, in spring and autumn, most of the time, the weather at Lukla becomes stable. The clear weather, stable temperature, and scenic landscape accompany the thrilling Kathmandu-Lukla flight. So, there's less chance of flight delays at such wonderful times of the year.
If you are planning a classic Everest Base Camp trek during the winter or monsoon, you may not be able to find fixed departure flights to Lukla. In winter, the entire landscape and runway get covered with snow. As a result, the flight landing is extremely difficult. The frequent drizzles and showers in the monsoon or pre-monsoon hamper the flight. The clouds cover the entire landscape of towering hills. Hence, in these conditions, with far more delays, the airlines don't operate their flights to Lukla.
At other times, the unpredictable weather might cause flight delays. At such times, we arrange a day or two as a buffer day. Plan your itinerary with some buffer days for unpredicted conditions if you're planning a solo Everest Base Camp trek without a guide.

Guides and Porter Safety

Trek guides and porters play an integral role in making your Everest base camp trekking experience wonderful. On top, with experienced Everest trek guides and porters with Sublime Trails, you'll get 24/7 support from them.
The safety of the trek crew is our primary duty. Thus, to ensure their health safety, we buy health insurance for them. We provide quality accommodations, meals, and transport services to trek crews.
Sublime Trails operates every Everest Base Camp trek with a fixed number of clients in a group. To keep the team in the best shape, we only employ healthy and fit porters and guides. We also arrange health checkups for them once a year.

Local culture and respect

The Everest region is home to traditional Buddhism, century-old monasteries, and legends of Everest. Hence, as a trekker, you'll get many things to witness, admire, and respect throughout the trek.
Sherpa people practise Buddhism and also celebrate Hindu festivals like Dashai, Tihar, and others. The major Buddhist festivals like Buddha Purnima, Lhosar, and Mani Rimdu are celebrated widely. Hence, these festivals are attractions for trekkers. Many trekkers often plan their Everest Mani Rimdu Festival Trek during autumn. You'll get a wholesome experience witnessing these festivals at Tengboche monastery.
While celebrating, you must respect and value the essence of the festival. As a trekker, you must respect the local Sherpa, the landscape, art, monuments, and more.
Sublime Trails encourages every trekker to practice "Give respect, Take respect". At some times, the cultural difference between the Sherpa and foreign trekkers becomes a chasm in communication. At such times, you must contact your trek guide to ease the situation.
You must respect people's privacy while capturing photographs. Trekkers often try to capture portraits, but without their permission, may result in conflict. Hence, as an Everest Base Camp Trekker, you must respect the nuances of the landscape, lifestyle, and culture.

Tipping for trek crews

At the end of your fantastic Everest Base Camp trek experience, it's now time to tip the trek crew. Every base camp trekker tips their porters and guides as a sign of gesture and compliment.
As per the standard, you must tip USD 10 to the trek porter and USD 15 to the trek guides each day of the trek. And on the last day in Lukla, many trekkers offer dinner and additional tips to their porters and guides.
The most important thing is that these trek crews do everything to make your trip successful. These will be with you throughout the Everest trek, with your highs and lows. And, their primary source of income is through tips and salary from the trek that mostly happens twice a year. Hence, your tip and small compliment put a smile on their faces and lit the fire in their kitchen.

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  • Everest base camp trekking is moderately difficult due to various landscapes and trek route structures.

    The hike to Namche Bazaar from Lukla is easy and comfortable. The well-maintained trekking trail makes the hike less strenuous.

    Even the route till Gorak Shep is well maintained. But, the lack of oxygen and growing fatigue take a toll on the body. Otherwise, Everest trekking is one of the easiest treks in Nepal. You can complete this trek without prime issues with adequate rest and acclimatisation.

  • Upon completing the Everest Base Camp trek, you'll cover around 130 km. This measure starts at Lukla and ends at Lukla.

    The standard EBC trek itinerary is simplified to 12 days to make the hike easier. Some experienced trekkers often complete this trek in a week without acclimatisation. But for most, it takes nearly two weeks, given some buffer days and possible flight delays.


  • Yes, you can use the internet most of the time during the EBC trek. The easiest way to access the internet is by using mobile data provided by Nepal Telecom and Ncell. It will be fast enough to make video calls, etc. However, the network might not be available in some remote places.

    Another option is using Everest Trek Internet access with an extra charge, which will work all the way to Everest Base Camp.

  • Yes, the cell phone works in most areas. You can use SIM cards of Ncell and Ntc to make calls. The network might not be available in some places but there will be no problem with communication. You can charge your cell phone at tea houses but they take extra charge for that service. In peak seasons, you might even have to stay in queue to charge your phone and batteries.

  • The cost of the Everest Base Camp trek is around USD 1100 for each trekker. However, if you join us on this trek in a group, the price is reduced to some extent.

    For Indian nationals, the cost of this trek is around INR 60,000.

    To learn more about the price and availability of the Everest base camp trek in autumn 2022, contact our tour manager, Mr. Ram Khadka at +977 9851183278 (24/7 available on whatsapp) or email at info@sublimetrails.com . We are always here to guide you with the best tour service.

  • The Everest base camp trek package is highly customizable. The diverse options for trekkers in the Everest region let you extend the trek further to even alluring landscapes like Gokyo Valley, peak climbing, and more.

    The Everest base camp trek and helicopter return from Kala Patthar is a well-liked trip by trekkers these days. Some even prefer a one-day Everest base camp helicopter tour with a landing at Kala Patthar.

    You can head to the Gokyo Valley trek as you reach Kala Patthar after completing the sightseeing of Everest and other mountains. You'll also have the option of the Everest Three High Passes Trek for the utmost thrill and adventure.

  • Altitude sickness is a prime issue while trekking at high altitudes. Everest Base Camp sits at over 5,300 metres, and the highest point, Kala Patthar, sits at over 5,600 metres. At these altitudes, the thinning oxygen and fatigue foster symptoms of altitude sickness in trekkers.

    Everest region trekkers often develop altitude sickness symptoms over 3,500 metres. The symptoms, such as headaches, vomiting, nausea, dizziness, tiredness, and shortness of breath, hide the health and pace of the hike. Thus, our trek guides will take your utmost care in such situations. They'll give you supplemental medications if necessary. Also, you'll get helicopter evacuation in case of severe altitude sickness issues, but you must have travel insurance.

  • Many local tour agencies in Kathmandu operate Everest base camp trekking. As a traveller in a foreign land, you must care about the genuine service of these agencies.

    With pride, Sublime Trails received the Traveller Choice award in Trip Advisor for 2022. Our service towards our valued clients speaks for itself. Expertly prepared itinerary, adequate acclimatisation, expert guides, and porters make your Everest trip one of the best and safe.

    We have fixed departures for the Everest Base Camp trek in Autumn 2022. Travellers are fast as we operate every hike with a fixed number of clients. Book a classic Everest base camp trek with us and be ready to behold Everest from proximity.

Everest Base Camp Trek Reviews

5.0based on 46 reviews
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    Stacey PittOctober 26, 2023

    Amazing Trek, Best Guides

    We were a little concerned about doing this classic Trek in early autumn. It did rain in the lower areas but only briefly. Mr. Ram from Sublime Trails got the best guides for our group and we were fully taken care of during the entire trip. The views got splendid with each passing day as our guides ensured we were hydrated and acclimatizing well to the terrain. I'll never forget how I felt reaching the Everest Base Camp, which had been my dream destination for as long as I remember

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    David K HandersonOctober 26, 2023

    Simply the Very Best!!

    Absolutely top-notch company!! I couldn't have asked for any better people or resources for my trekking experience. The owner of the company was involved from day one of planning until the last day of the trek itself. Our guide and porter were fabulous! Always smiling and helping in any and every way possible. Even when we decided to make changes to the trek they were more than willing to assist us in getting exactly what we wanted. I wholeheartedly recommend Sublime Trails without any reservation! Simply the very best!! Thanks to each and every one of the company that helped to make this trek a great success!!

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