Everest Base Camp Trek, a traveling experience with a thrilling adventure.

The dream of many, Nepal Everest Base Camp lies in the vicinity where the World’s highest peak “Mt Everest” is situated. It is the base of Mt Everest. No doubt, every traveler from around the world has ‘Nepal Everest Base Camp Trek’ on their bucket list either they are capable of doing it or not. Here is A complete guide on trekking to Everest Base Camp.

Everest base camp trekking

Situated at the beautiful district Solukhumbu, Everest Base Camp is a paradise that offers the best view along with the natural and cultural experiences to its traveler. It is at an altitude of 5,350 meters from sea level which can be difficult and one might get caught altitude sickness. Nevertheless, if you can accept the challenge, just focus on it, go slow, prepare your self before, drink water and make it to the destination for the beautiful and adventurous experience.

Facts about Everest Base Camp Trek

  • Altitude: 5,350 m Everest Base Camp and 5,643 m Kalapathar
  • Location: Sagarmatha National Park, Everest region
  • Permit: National Park Entry permit and rural municipal entry permit
  • Duration: 14 days
  • Level: Difficult
  • Accommodation: Lodge/hotels/tea houses/guest houses/tented camp
  • Best Time: March/April/October/November
  • Attraction: Namche Bazar, Kalapatthar, legendary Sherpas, and their lifestyle, Khumbu glacier and icefalls, Tengboche Monastery, School made by Sir Edmund Hillary, view of peaks like Nuptse, Lhotse, Ama Dablam, Thamserku and Mt Everest.

Itinerary of Everest Base Camp

Day 1: Drive from Kathmandu to Ramecchap and take a flight to Lukla (2,805m) & trek to Phakding (2,652m).

Day 2: Trek from Phakding to Namche (3,440m).

Day 3: Acclimatization day at Namche Bazaar.

Day 4: Trek from Namche to Tengboche (3,867m).

Day 5: Trek from Tengboche to Dingboche (4,413m).

Day 6: Trek from Dingboche to Day exploration at Chukung (4,730m) or Nagarjun View Point (5,000m).

Day 7: Trek from Dingboche to Lobuche (4,930m).

Day 8: Trek from Lobuche to Gorakshep to Everest Base Camp.

Day 9: Trek from Gorakshep to Kalapatthar (5,360m) to Pheriche (4,930m).

Day 10: Trek from Pheriche to Tengboche

Day 11: Trek from Tengboche to Monjo

Day 12: Trek from Monjo to Lukla (2,652m).

Day 13: Flyback from Lukla to Kathmandu and transfer to Hotel in Thamel

Cost for Everest Base Camp Trek

Being a difficult and rural place of Nepal, Everest Base Camp is a little expensive trek. So here are some of the basic costs to EBC.

Permit cost

If you are a foreigner, then you need a permit to travel Nepal Himalayas. Likewise, Everest Base Camp trek also requires permit worth USD 30 and the rural municipal entrance permit worth USD 20. People from SAARC countries need to pay USD 15 for the Everest base camp permit.

Airfare cost

Depending upon which country passport the traveler holds, the airfare charge is estimated. For Indian people, it costs USD 140 per person for one way. Similarly, for a foreigner, it costs USD 180 per person for one way.

Accommodation and Food cost

The cost of hotels or lodges ranges from USD 5 to USD 40 per person according to the standard of hotels where you stay. Similarly, the cost of a one-time meal ranges from USD 5 to USD 9.

Cost of Drinks

In Everest base camp, the cost of mineral water is USD 1 to USD 4 per bottle up to the journey. Likewise, tea and coffee cost USD 2 to USD 4 whereas a bottle of beer is USD 5 to USD 10.

Guide and porter cost

For Everest Base Camp Trek the rate of experienced guide id USD 30 per day whereas the porter charge is USD 20 per day.

Cost Includes and Excludes

Include

  • Kathmandu-Lukla-Kathmandu, flight ticket.
  • Kathmandu-Lukla-Kathmandu, flight ticket for guide.
  • Trekking Guide (Professional experience & License holder) as well as his accommodation, food, transportation, and insurance
  • Porter  (2:1 sharing basic maximum up to 25kg in one bag)
  • National park fees and TIMS card.
  • Hotel-Lukla airport-hotel transfer
  • Government taxes
  • Service charges

Exclude

  • Food and drinks – this would roughly be USD 15-25 per day, depending on how much and what you want to eat and drink of course!!
  • Accommodation – please budget USD 3-5 per day for this
  • Travel Insurance – you may want to make sure your travel insurance covers emergency evacuation at more than 5000meters.
  • Kathmandu sightseeing – Before and/or after the trip you may want to take some time to explore world heritage sites around Kathmandu.
  • Tourist Entry Visa – when you get to the airport, all tourists are required to pay the visa fee of US$40 (for 30 days).  Note that the fee varies by the number of days you plan to be in the country.  Just a word of caution that you can pay in any major currencies, except in Nepali Rupees! So don’t bother changing that much money to pay for the visa fee! (Also, don’t forget that photo of yours which is also required!)
  • Trekking essentials – any trekking gears, boots, sleeping bag, down jackets, trekking poles, etc! This could all be rented (or bought cheaply!) in Kathmandu.  Just walk around Thamel
  • Hotels in Kathmandu – this could vary widely depending on the amenities you are looking for.  Generally, you can find places between US$10 (budget backpackers) to US$250 (really high-end hotels). Medium range 3-star hotels are around $30-$40 for a double room.
  • Tips for guides and porters – this of course entirely depends on you, but generally, it is expected!
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Rajendra Khanal (Raj)

Born and raised in Gorkha, Nepal, I am proud to call the Manaslu region my home! I have been in the travel business for over a decade from being assistance guide, leader, to being a manager. And finally today I am the founder of NEST Adventure. So you could say I know my way well enough in the Himalayas, especially in some of the off-the-beaten-trails in Nepal like Manaslu, Kanchenjunga and Mustang!

I am passionate about travelling and I strongly believe that seeing the world shouldn't break the bank (at least not too much!). I have backpacked to over 15 countries in Asia, Central America, USA, Canada, one-third of Europe, the Caribbean Islands, and Latin America.

I studied in the UK and moved to the United States. During that period, I had the opportunity of working with multinational companies which taught me how to deliver quality customer service in the business. As a world travelling backpacker myself, and travel expert for the Nepalese Himalayas, I started writing about my own country. Which I would love to share with you. In case you required free information about Nepal or join a group with our existing departure, (particularly If you are a solo hiker for the restricted area) please do not hesitate to visit my office in Thamel. We are located in the centre of Kathmandu called Thamel. I am happy to share a cup of Nepali tea and free information.

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