Everest Base Camp Trek - 14 Days

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Everest Base Camp Trek - 14 Days
  • Duration14 Days
  • DestinationNepal
  • Difficulty Level Moderate Trek
  • Maximum Altitude 5550m
  • Activity Hiking
  • Group Size 1-10
  • Accommodation Teahouses / Lodge
  • Meals Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Best Season March - June and September - January

The 14-day Everest Base Camp trek presents an exhilarating adventure, granting a glimpse of the majestic Himalayan panorama and an immersive experience in Sherpa culture. The journey includes traversing suspension bridges and exploring hidden Buddhist monasteries. This trek leads you to the foothills of Mount Everest in the Solu-Khumbu district of Sagarmatha Zone, Province 1. The route also passes through Sagarmatha National Park. Spanning a duration of 14 days, the itinerary offers a profound delight by providing close-up views of Mount Everest and other impressive peaks like Lhotse, Nuptse, Pumori, and Ama Dablam from multiple vantage points.

The Everest region is primarily inhabited by the Sherpa community, with some representation from other groups like Rai, Limbu, and Gurung. Although the majority follows the Tibetan-influenced customs, a mix of cultures and traditions adds to the vibrant tapestry of the area. While the trails culminate at the base of Everest, an elevated destination known as Kala Patthar awaits at a higher altitude, renowned for its sunrise views and panoramic spectacle. The renowned Sagarmatha National Park is also part of the journey, with the forested paths harboring diverse plant species and rare wildlife species that one can encounter during the trek.

The 14-day everest base camp trek itinerary incorporates two days of acclimatization, which involves visits to landmarks like Everest View Hotel, Khunde Hospital, Khumjung Monastery, and hikes to Chukung Ri or Nagarjuna Peak. Commencing with an exhilarating flight to Lukla, offering breathtaking aerial vistas of mountains, valleys, and hills, the moderate-level trek then takes you to Phakding for the first night's stay. The subsequent day involves progressing to Namche Bazaar, the central hub of the Everest region. Here, acclimatization days permit side trips to Khumjung, Khunde, and Everest View Hotel. Continuing the journey, you proceed to Tengboche and then Dingboche, where additional acclimatization activities are conducted, including hikes to nearby peaks.

After a gratifying period, you move on to Lobuche and prepare for the excursion to Everest Base Camp. The subsequent day involves reaching Gorak Shep, followed by the hike to Everest Base Camp and the return to Gorak Shep. The descent leads to Pheriche and then Namche, concluding with the return to Lukla. A flight from Lukla brings you back to Kathmandu, marking the conclusion of the 14-day Everest Base Camp trek. This exceptional voyage to Everest Base Camp is an extraordinary opportunity to realize the dream of trekking through the mountains, offering a unique blend of natural beauty, cultural exploration, and personal achievement.

BEST TIME FOR TREKKING TO EBC-14 DAYS

Opting for the perfect time to embark on the 14-day Everest Base Camp trek involves considering the dynamic Himalayan weather, where trekking seasons align with the onset of the summer monsoon. To avoid the wettest conditions, many trekkers opt for the spring period, spanning from February to March. During this window, vibrant wildflowers bloom, and temperatures are most pleasant for hiking.

Alternatively, the autumn season, encompassing September to November, is another favorable time for the Everest Base Camp hike. This period is renowned for its crisp, clear days and unobstructed mountain vistas. For those seeking a more serene experience, winter treks are feasible. Despite potentially chilly temperatures and snowy trails, there's an undeniable allure to undertaking the Everest Base Camp hike amidst a tranquil environment.

While summer months are typically less recommended for the Everest Base Camp trek due to unfavorable conditions, if your travel plans only permit a summer visit to Nepal, Alpine Ramble Treks is fully equipped to organize alternative Himalayan adventures via different routes.

It's important to acknowledge that, on rare occasions, domestic flights connecting Kathmandu and Lukla may experience delays or cancellations due to weather conditions. Such situations can arise throughout the year. However, rest assured that Alpine Ramble Treks is dedicated to collaborating with you, and devising alternative solutions to minimize any potential disruptions to your travel plans.

A Typical Day on the EBC Trek

A typical day on the Everest Base Camp trek follows a consistent pattern, although the breathtaking scenery and mountain vistas evolve daily. Certain aspects remain constant. Each day commences and concludes similarly:

Our day kicks off early, typically around 6 or 7 am, as we gather for breakfast within the teahouse (lodge) dining area. Breakfast selections are made the prior evening to ensure the teahouse proprietor can have our meals ready promptly. Following breakfast, it's time to organize your duffel bag, designated for the porter's care. The porter departs at their own pace, carrying the duffel bag. You'll only need to carry a day pack containing essentials for the day, like a water bottle, sunscreen, and snacks.

With your guide, you embark on the day's hiking adventure. The path will be familiar as your guide would have briefed you on the day's highlights the previous evening. The hike continues until the midday stop on the trail, often at a small settlement. After a fulfilling lunch, the journey resumes, leading you to the teahouse where you'll spend the night.

Upon reaching the teahouse, it's time to peruse the dinner menu and make your selections, then unwind in the company of fellow travelers or perhaps jot down reflections in your journal. During or after dinner, the guide offers insights into the upcoming day's route and landscape. It's important to remember to place an order for breakfast before retiring for the night. This routine, while maintaining consistency, unfurls against an ever-changing backdrop of stunning landscapes and the allure of the Himalayas.

Difficulty Level Of 14 Days Everest Base Camp Trek

The level of difficulty associated with the 14-day Everest Base Camp trek is a common query among travelers. The trek to Everest Base Camp is classified as a moderate-level trek that is accessible to trekkers of various backgrounds. While not overly demanding, the trek does present a certain level of challenge, particularly for those new to trekking. However, with adequate physical preparation, even beginners can efficiently complete the journey. The trails encompass a mix of ascents and descents across rocky terrain.

It's crucial to remain mindful of potential climate fluctuations and altitude-related health concerns. Given that the trek reaches altitudes exceeding 5000 meters, the conditions can be unpredictable. Negotiating daily ascents and descents might prove rigorous, especially for individuals with limited trekking experience. It's important to highlight that the trek primarily involves sustained walking and doesn't involve technical aspects or mountaineering skills. Prior mountaineering experience is not necessary. What's paramount is a combination of enthusiasm and determination to conquer the challenges of the 14-day Himalayan journey.

Difficulties faced during 14 Days Everest Base Camp Trek

Embarking on the 14-day Everest Base Camp trek entails overcoming a series of challenges while journeying through the mountains. Navigating these challenges demands a composed mindset, given the unpredictable nature of the terrain.
The expedition presents a range of obstacles throughout the trek, including but not limited to:

Walking Difficulty

Navigating the trails of Everest Base Camp entails a challenging endeavor, as the constant fluctuation in altitude poses a significant demand. The journey involves frequent and steep ascents and descents, a feature that characterizes each day's progress towards the destination. While the trails are reasonably well-constructed and subject to maintenance, they still exhibit a rugged, challenging, and rocky nature. The act of continuous walking for extended hours can give rise to discomfort in the feet, knee strain, and the possibility of blisters, particularly when proper footwear is lacking. Despite the trails' general condition, their rough and treacherous aspects persist, underscoring the physical rigors of the trekking experience.
 

Altitude Sickness

Altitude Sickness, known as AMS, stands out as the predominant challenge encountered during the Everest Base Camp Trek. The elevation traversed, exceeding 3500 meters, elevates the likelihood of facing AMS, setting this trek apart with increased difficulty compared to conventional treks. With the ascent to higher altitudes, the oxygen concentration in the air diminishes. This atmospheric alteration, driven by the low air pressure in the highlands, can potentially impact human well-being. Given the elevation reached in this trek, altitude sickness becomes a tangible risk.
The 14-day journey to Everest Base Camp commences at 2800 meters and progressively scales up to 5500 meters. Failing to adhere to proper care and a well-structured itinerary can amplify the susceptibility to altitude sickness. If symptoms such as headaches, nausea, dizziness, breathing challenges, vomiting, or sleep disturbances manifest, it's imperative to promptly communicate with your guide. Addressing such indicators necessitates either a pause in the trek, providing a chance for rest at the current location, or descending to lower altitudes.

It's worth noting that not everyone will encounter AMS, as its occurrence predominantly hinges on an individual's adaptability to a novel environment. However, exercising caution is vital; complacency and ignorance can potentially lead to critical health consequences.

Length of the trek

The total distance covered during the Everest Base Camp trek spans 130 kilometers when undertaken with the guidance of a trek leader. The journey's length is considerable, involving daily walks of approximately 15 kilometers throughout 9 to 10 days along the Himalayan pathways.

Each day entails 5 to 7 hours of walking across a diverse range of terrain, including rocky, flat, paved, graveled, and sometimes snowy surfaces. The challenge is further intensified by the inclusion of steep ascents and descents, adding to the complexity of the trek.

Extended hours of walking can be particularly taxing for those new to trekking, as they might lack familiarity with the trails. Consequently, beginners might experience fatigue and leg cramps, which can inadvertently affect the overall pace of the group.

Weather and Climate

The weather and climate conditions in the mountainous regions are not consistently favorable for trekking. While traveling during peak seasons may present fewer challenges, opting for off-seasons yields a different scenario.

Undoubtedly, the weather and climate during the Everest Base Camp trek can be less than ideal during the monsoon and winter periods. Trekking in the higher elevations becomes arduous during winter, marked by substantial snowfall and the resultant road closures.

Conversely, lower regions are confronted with harsh conditions during the monsoon, characterized by persistent rainfall. The presence of dense clouds shrouding the peaks obstructs panoramic views. The trails become slippery, wet, and muddy during these seasons, infusing the journey with both challenges and an exhilarating sense of adventure.

Crowded Routes

Similar to the unfavorable weather conditions in the off-season, the peak season is embraced as the optimal period for the Everest Base Camp trek, leading to congested routes. Spring and autumn witness a surge in global visitors flocking to Nepal to venture to the base of Mount Everest.

During these bustling seasons, fellow travelers like yourself are a common sight at every destination and viewpoint, making it challenging for those who seek tranquility. Privacy becomes a rarity, and capturing picturesque moments might entail prolonged waiting times.

At times, you might even find yourself navigating congested trails behind other trekkers. The routes can become congested due to the presence of numerous large groups accompanied by guides and multiple porters.

High Altitude Cough

High Altitude Cough, also referred to as Khumbu Cough is a prevalent issue encountered by trekkers during their journey. Although the precise cause of Khumbu Cough remains elusive, it is commonly experienced at altitudes exceeding 3000 meters.

The prevailing belief is that the cough stems from bronchial irritation triggered by the dry and frigid air prevalent at higher elevations. As altitude increases, the intensity of coughing escalates, causing considerable discomfort. Breathing through the mouth exacerbates the situation, underscoring the importance of utilizing some form of mask.

As a precaution, it's advisable to carry an item to shield your mouth, ensuring it is not overly constrictive. Additionally, having cough drops or lozenges on hand can help alleviate throat discomfort.

P.S. - It's essential to come prepared with a method to cover your mouth, while also ensuring it doesn't create discomfort. Alongside this, carrying cough drops or candies can provide relief for throat-related issues.

Lukla Flight Delay or Cancellation

While there exist alternative routes, flying from Kathmandu to Lukla remains the most widely favored approach for entering the Khumbu region. This route offers the shortest passage to access the threshold of Everest, consequently serving as the starting point for the majority of trekkers.

It's essential to be aware that the flights connecting these two points are subject to constraints in terms of availability. Moreover, these flights exclusively operate during the early hours of the morning to mitigate challenges stemming from strong winds, compromised visibility, and low-lying clouds.

Consequently, adverse weather conditions can significantly heighten the probability of flight delays and cancellations. At times, delays can also result from heightened air traffic at Kathmandu's airport.

Accommodation for 14 Days Everest Base Camp Trek

Accommodation during the 14-day Everest Base Camp Trek is of paramount importance, serving as a vital respite after the day's strenuous activities. Consequently, trekkers often wonder about the lodging arrangements throughout this journey. The trails of the Everest Base Camp Trek offer a range of lodges and tea houses, featuring simplistic structures. These accommodations generally provide double or twin-sharing rooms furnished with essential amenities like mattresses, sheets, pillows, blankets, or quilts.

Our comprehensive package encompasses tea house accommodations, which typically offer more comfort and facilities compared to the lodges. Accommodation options within the Khumbu region exhibit diversity from one location to another. In the lower regions, you can anticipate warm dining areas accompanied by bonfires and attached bathrooms. However, as you ascend to higher altitudes, the facilities tend to become more basic, encompassing standard toilets. It's worth noting that the majority of toilets are located outside, potentially posing challenges for nighttime visits in colder conditions.

The nights progressively grow colder as you venture to higher elevations, making items like sleeping bags and down jackets indispensable. Should you not have these items with you, there's no need to fret. We provide these essentials for your use during the trek, with the expectation that they will be returned upon completion. Alternatively, if desired, you can also consider renting them in Kathmandu. For those seeking individual accommodations, arrangements can be made, albeit with a separate fee for reserving an entire room. Such arrangements are more feasible during the off-season periods.

Foods in 14 Days Everest Base Camp Trek

Venturing into the mountainous terrain of the Everest Base Camp Trek implies a culinary experience that differs from what you might find in more diverse locales. Anticipate a distinct focus on authentic Nepali fare throughout this journey. It's important to note that the availability of Western-style dishes is limited in these regions due to the remote location. Instead, the emphasis is on savoring Nepali culinary offerings, which showcase the local flavors and traditions.

While considering your dining options, refrain from partaking in meat dishes during the trek. This precaution arises from concerns about the freshness and hygiene of meat in these high-altitude areas. Regulations in the Khumbu region prohibit animal slaughtering, resulting in meat being transported from areas like Kathmandu or Kharikhola using yaks or porters. On the other hand, vegetarian meals served in the lodges are not only flavorful but also highly nutritious, providing the necessary sustenance for each day's hike. The accommodations offer diverse breakfast and lunch menus, ensuring a varied culinary experience.

The culinary offerings encompass an array of dishes, ranging from familiar choices like french fries, boiled eggs, toast, scrambled eggs, and pancakes to local delights such as momo (dumplings), garlic soup, pasta, and noodles. Furthermore, it's a great opportunity to savor the essence of Nepali cuisine, with staples like lentils, rice, vegetable curry, and pickles served alongside various side dishes. To accompany your meals, an assortment of beverages is available, including hot chocolate, hot lemon, coffee, tea, and cold beverages. This culinary diversity adds an extra layer of satisfaction to your trekking experience in the Everest region.

Permits for Everest Base Camp Trek

To preserve the natural splendor surrounding Mount Everest and the Himalayan mountain range, the Government of Nepal mandates permit entrance fees.

These regulations extend to all national parks in Nepal, including the Sagarmatha National Park. When considering the cost of these permits in the context of your overall expenses for your journey to Nepal and the Everest Region, the fee is relatively modest. This expenditure represents an investment in safeguarding the future of this breathtaking region, encompassing its snow-capped peaks, forests, glaciers, pastures, and rich cultural heritage.

Although Sir Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay were instrumental in bringing the Khumbu region to global attention, numerous mountaineers and trekkers have since reveled in the splendor of iconic landmarks like Mount Everest, Ama Dablam, Goyko Lakes, and beyond. It is our collective responsibility to ensure that this area remains unspoiled for future generations of trekkers and the local Nepali populace.

For embarking on the Everest Base Camp (EBC) Trek, specific entrance permits are requisite, as outlined below:

  • Khumbu Pasang Lhamu Rural Municipality Entrance Permit (NPR 2000 Per Person)
  • Sagarmatha National Park Entry Permit (NPR 3000 Per Person)

By acquiring these permits, you contribute to the preservation of the region's natural wonders and cultural heritage, securing its beauty for years to come.

 

Highlights
  • Sightseeing in Kathmandu, Bhaktapur, and Patan's most notable historic sites.
  • The Tengboche Monastery.
  • Namche bazzar and Everest View Hotel.
  • National park Museam.
  • sherpa village, Sherpa museam and Yeti's Head.
  • A spectacular 35-minute fly from Lukla to Kathmandu.
  • An inside glimpse at the "mountain people" who live in the Himalayas. • Breathtaking views of the Khumbu Ice Fall from the Everest slope.
  • Climbing Mt. Kalapatthar (18,225 feet), the highest point from base camp to summit from which to observe Mount Everest. Mt. Kalapatthar provides excellent vistas, including a 360-degree viewpoint of adjacent Himalayan peaks.
  • Arriving at Everest Base Camp and passing through the Khumbu Glacier.
Itinerary

Upon arrival, All Nepal Hiking representatives will receive you at Tribhuwan International Airport (TIA). Our representative will transfer you to your hotel and will explain to you about the trek in brief. You may ask our guides if you’ve any queries regarding the trek. Our staffs will also assist you with the trek preparation. In the evening, you may enjoy the Kathmandu night around your hotel.

  • Max. Altitude:1300m
  • Accommodation:Hotel
  • Time:40 mins drive from airport

Early morning we fly from Kathmandu to Lukla: a panoramic view of Nepal's eastern part of the Himalayas. Langtang, Gauri Shanker, Numbre, Manglungtse, and finally, Everest appear during this flight of 45 minutes. The trek begins with a short descent to the valley of the Dudh Kosi. From the village of Chaunrikarka (2621 m), the path heads north through the Sherpa villages, where they grow wheat, potatoes, corn, and vegetables. We cross the Dudh Kosi on a suspended wooden bridge.

  • Max. Altitude:2640 m
  • Accommodation:Teahouse
  • Time:4-5 hours.
  • Meals:Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

The day begins with a walk along the Dudh Kosi. The path rises gently. On several occasions, we cross the river, pass the village Jorsale (2805 m) then begin a steep ascent to Namche Bazaar. Half an hour later, we can see Everest. We arrive at Namche early to learn about the famous Sherpa village and its inhabitants. Some shops and traders sell Tibetan jewelry and handicrafts from Tibet. Each week is an essential market in Namche where farmers sell their crops around wheat, maize, millet, etc.

  • Max. Altitude:3,440m
  • Accommodation:Teahouse
  • Time:5-6 hours
  • Meals:Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Acclimatization and rest in Namche (3440 m). Visit the Sherpa capital, depending on market day and Tibetan shops.

  • Accommodation:Teahouse
  • Time:5 to 6 hours
  • Meals:Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

The trek continues along the rushing glacial waters of the Dudh Kosi with magnificent views of the mountains. We spend the night next to the Thyangboche monastery, the spiritual center of the Khumbu region. Inside the monastery are incredibly ornate wall hangings, a 20-foot sculpture of Buddha, and the musical instruments and robes of the Lamas. Luckily, our group will see the Lama perform a ceremony and hear the mystical chanting and music.

  • Max. Altitude:3860 m
  • Accommodation:Teahouse
  • Time:5-6hrs
  • Meals:Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

From Thyangboche, the trail drops to Debuche, crosses another exciting suspension bridge on the Imja Khola, and climbs to Pangboche among thousands of mani stones. Our uphill trek continues, taking us to Dingboche's quaint traditional Sherpa village with its exquisite views of Lhotse, Island Peak, and Ama Dablam.

  • Max. Altitude:4,360 m
  • Accommodation:Teahouse
  • Time:5-6 hrs
  • Meals:Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

For trekkers, Dingboche is the finest acclimatization location. You can walk up to the top of the 5,083-meter-high Nangkartshang peak as part of the acclimatization day.

  • Accommodation:Teahouse
  • Time:1 day
  • Meals:Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Today’s trail continues along the lateral moraine of the Khumbu Glacier and passes by stone memorials for climbers who have perished on nearby summits.

  • Max. Altitude:4940 m
  • Accommodation:Teahouse
  • Meals:Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

After an early morning start, we ascend Kala Pattar (18,450 feet) and enjoy famous views of the Himalayas without having to climb Everest! That evening we camp beneath Kala Pattar at Gorak Shep. In the event of bad weather, we have the opportunity for a second chance to climb Kala Pattar. Today we will also continue our trek to Everest Base Camp, located at the foot of the Khumbu Icefall. We’ll spend the day at Everest Base Camp, giving you a chance to meet the climbers and thoroughly explore the area. Overnight in tents at the base camp.

  • Max. Altitude:5364 m
  • Accommodation:Teahouse
  • Time:8-9 hr
  • Meals:Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

You will enjoy tea and breakfast in the morning before our parting view of Everest and our descent. We head down the glacier and reenter the lush and beautiful valleys, surrounded by spectacular snow-capped peaks. Upon reaching the village of Pheriche, you can visit the Himalayan Rescue Association’s Aid Post.

  • Max. Altitude:4280 m
  • Accommodation:Teahouse
  • Time:8-9 hrs
  • Meals:Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Today we trek back along the Dudh Kosi River through a magnificent rhododendron forest and past brilliant waterfalls. Before reaching Namche, the trek takes us through a pine forest, where musk deer often graze in the early morning. Arriving in town, we may see lowland porters, highland Sherpas, and Tibetan people trading food and supplies during Namche’s market time. We stay at the Hotel with hot showers and a comfortable bed.

  • Max. Altitude:3440 m
  • Accommodation:Teahouse
  • Time:7-8 hrs
  • Meals:Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Trek from Namche Bazaar to Lukla, where we spend the night at a Lodge.

  • Max. Altitude:2,840 m
  • Accommodation:Teahouse
  • Time:7 hours.
  • Meals:Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Departure Morning flight to Kathmandu. On a clear day, the view is superb on the Himalayas. Transfer to the hotel. After lunch, we leave for a city tour.

  • Accommodation:Hotel
  • Time:about 30 minutes
  • Meals:Dinner

If you have an evening flight, you can go around some cultural places during the day. Then our representative will drop you at the Tribhuwan International Airport for your onward flight.

    Notes:

    The flight from Lukla to Kathmandu is redirected to Ramechhap due to traffic congestion and a high influx of tourists during the high season. The high tourist season in Nepal is spring (March to May) and autumn (September to November). In the season of tourism, there are many international and domestic flights operating in different sectors which is more than capacities of the small Tribhuban international airport. Due to this reason, there is the problem with air traffic and delays in Lukla flights too. Lukla flights are only in the morning time and it does not fly during day time due to heavy wind and foggy weather on the way to Lukla. If the flights are from Ramechaap, there is no issue of air traffic and flight duration is also less than from Kathmandu. Flight to Ramechhap will add 5 hours approx. to your journey. It seems like an added inconvenience but let’s see the brighter side

    Training Required for Everest Base Camp Trek

    There is no technical section in Everest Base Camp Trek, but you can do fitness training for this journey. The trek does require you to have huge stamina and a calm mindset. So, you can do courses like hiking, endurance, and cardiovascular to increase your physical and mental strength.

    Nepal Visa Information
    Obtaining a visa upon arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu, Nepal, is a straightforward process. For a 15-day tourist visa, the cost is $40, and for a month-long visa, the fee is $50.
     
    Lukla Flight Details
    There are three airlines, namely Tara Air, Sita Air, and Summit Air, that operate daily flights to Lukla. These flights commence at 6:15 AM and continue until 12 AM. However, it's important to note that Lukla flights are susceptible to cancellations due to adverse weather conditions. Even during the peak season, flight cancellations can occur. In such situations, there's an alternative option of utilizing a helicopter service. A helicopter can accommodate 4 or 5 passengers, with a cost ranging from $350 to $500 per person. All Nepal Hiking prioritizes booking early flights for those who arrange their treks with us in advance.
     
    Lukla Flight Weight Restrictions

    There are weight limitations for flights to Lukla. Main luggage is restricted to 10kg, while hand luggage should weigh between 6-8kg. These limitations are in place to ensure the safety and efficiency of the flights to this remote region.

    Travel Insurance

    For your own safety and peace of mind, it is highly advisable to secure comprehensive travel insurance before embarking on a trek. Your insurance coverage should extend to medical expenses and include provisions for helicopter rescue in case of emergencies.

    When obtaining travel insurance, it's essential to ensure that it encompasses accidents occurring above altitudes of 5000 meters, as many policies do not offer coverage for high-altitude situations. Furthermore, the policy should include provisions for helicopter evacuation, which is crucial for swift medical transport to the nearest hospital if required.


    Essential Packing List

    Selecting the appropriate items to pack for your trek can be a challenging endeavor, considering the length of your journey. To simplify this task, we have compiled a comprehensive packing list that takes into account the various necessities you'll need during your trek.

    Headwear:

    • Sun Hat
    • Headscarf or Bandana
    • Knitted Hat
    • Neck Gaiter or Buff
    • Headlamp
    • Sunglasses

    Clothing:

    • Moisture-wicking Long Sleeve T-shirt
    • Moisture-wicking Short Sleeve T-shirt
    • Down or Fleece Jacket
    • Waterproof Jacket with Hood
    • Fleece Pants
    • Windbreaker
    • Rain Poncho
    • Insulated Jacket
    • Trekking Pants
    • Hiking Shorts
    • Thermal Tops
    • Thermal Pants
    • Woolen Pants
    • Sports Bra
    • Moisture-wicking Underwear

    Handwear:

    • Wool or Fleece Gloves
    • Waterproof Gloves

    Footwear:

    • Hiking Boots with Ankle Support
    • Trainers or Running Shoes
    • Light and Thin Socks
    • Wool or Synthetic Socks
    • Sandals or Slippers

    Equipment:

    • Duffel Bag
    • Sleeping Bag (Certain equipment provided)
    • Trekking Poles (Certain equipment provided)
    • Daypack
    • Thermosets

    Accessories:

    • Garbage Bag
    • Water Bottle
    • Water Bladder
    • Stuff Sacks
    • First Aid Kit
    • Water Purification Tablets
    • Sunscreen
    • Lip Balm
    • Hand Sanitizer
    • Earplugs
    • Wet Wipes
    • Toiletries (Towel, Toothpaste, Toothbrush, etc.)
    • Toilet Paper
    • Extra Batteries
    • Solar Power Bank
    • Camera

    Please note that we offer specific trekking equipment such as a sleeping bag, hiking poles, duffel bag, and down jacket, so you can leave these items behind. Apart from these, you should ensure that you bring or acquire the remaining items as needed, either through rentals or purchases available in Thamel.

     

     

     

    Route Map
    Everest Base Camp Trek - 14 Days map
    Cost Details
    Includes
    • All airport/hotel transfers
    • 2 nights hotel in Kathmandu
    • Farewell dinner
    • All accommodations and meals during the trek ( only meals and no beverages)
    • Pickup and drop to start your trek and from the ending point to your Hotel In Kathmandu or your destination
    • An experienced English-speaking trek leader (trekking guide), assistant trek leader (10 trekkers: 1 assistant guide), and Sherpa porters to carry luggage (2 trekkers:1 porter) including their salary, insurance, equipment, flight, food, and lodging
    • All necessary paperwork and permits (National Park permit, TIMS)
    • A comprehensive medical kit
    • All government and local taxes
    Excludes
    • Meals not specified in the 'Meal Inclusions' in the itinerary'
    • Alcoholic, non-alcoholic drinks and hot water, tea, coffee soft drinks, etc.
    • Early check-ins and late check-outs 
    • Travel Insurance
    • sightseeing and entry fees in the city
    • International airfare
    • Nepal entry visa: you can obtain a visa easily upon your arrival at Tribhuwan International Airport in Kathmandu.
    • Hot showers during the trek
    • Personal trekking equipment
    • Tips for trekking staff and driver (Tipping is respected but it is not obligatory)
    • PCR tests
    • Sleeping bags ( can be rented from us for $35 for the whole trip)
    Departure Dates
    Select a Departure Month
    Trip Date PriceStatus 
    Start DateStartsJun 25, 2024End DateEndsJul 08, 2024PriceUS$1299StatusAvailable
    Useful Info

    Immunizations: Though, Nepal doesn’t have official vaccination requirements, it is nevertheless a good idea to consider some vaccines before coming here. See Immunization chapter under Safety for more details. It is also a good idea to read the chapter on Pre-existing Conditions before leaving home. Here is a list of the most relevant ones only:
    Travel Insurance: Before you set out also make sure you have travel insurance that covers helicopter rescues. See Insurance under Safety for more details. Also, make sure to register with your embassy with your itinerary details before leaving. Go to our Embassy section for links.

    Flight Tickets to Nepal

    Book a Hotel in Nepal: There are a lot of review based web portals to book hotels in Kathmandu. However, it shouldn’t be much of a problem to get a room even if you haven’t booked in advance.
    Packing Tips: Indeed exciting times we live in. Just make sure you don’t pack off valuables in your luggage for the international airport at Kathmandu isn’t too well renowned for packing everything in after a security check. Valuables are better off in your hand carry.

    Things to do at the Airport in Kathmandu

    Get a Nepali Visa: Visa on Arrival for most countries. Need USD 25(15 days)/ USD 40 (30 days)/ USD 100 (90 days) in one of these currencies: Euro, Swiss Franc, Pound Sterling, US Dollar, Australian Dollar, Canadian Dollar, Hong Kong Dollar, Singapore Dollar and Japanese Yen. You will need your passport and 1 passport size photo.
    Get a Nepali SIM Card: Both NTC and Ncell. two of the most popular telecom companies, provide SIM cards based on GSM technology. Tough luck if your phone is of the CDMA kind.
    Comprehensive Packing List for Trekking in Nepal

    Both branded items and local take on branded items are available in Kathmandu. It is totally possible to get everything and anything you will need for a trek here. A word of cautions about local products though: Being labeled North Face or Mountain Hardwear, as most local products are, doesn’t bless them with durability. However, there are good fakes and bad fakes and most are okay for the price. If you spend some time checking and rechecking the stuff especially the zippers and stitching, it will provide service for at least one trek. Or you could just stick to one of the branded outlets in Thamel.

    However, bringing some stuff from home will save you time in Kathmandu and will also give you peace of mind. Also if you don’t know, the dress code for the mountains is layers. And avoid cotton inners at all costs.

    Gear from your Home Country

    • Trekking Boots- Lightweight, waterproof, ankle support, some toe room and most importantly broken in.
    • Daypack/Rucksack with pack cover- If you plan on hiring porters, a 30-liter bag should be enough. Otherwise look for a 70 liter one.
    • Passport size photos- 5-7 should be good.
    • Sunglasses with straps- Straps are important as sunglasses happen to be the one thing that people misplace most often while taking pictures or resting.
    • Spare glasses/lenses- If you wear glasses or contact, having a spare is very important.
    • Inner Thermals- Both top and bottom will make your trek that much more enjoyable.
    • Fleece- Great for layering with wind/waterproof jacket for walking.
    • Wind/Water Jacket- Make sure it is breathable and is waterproof.
    • Down Jacket- Mornings and evenings can be pretty chilly. Will make your stay at camp and short excursions that much more comfortable.
    • Fleece pants- So you can remain warm and feel clean during the evenings.
    • Wind pants- Waterproof breathable is recommended.
    • Gloves- Make sure it is at least windproof.
    • Underwear- 4-6 should carry you through a two-three week trek.
    • Flashlight- Look for LED head torches.
    • Camera with extra battery- One extra battery should be good as charging can sometimes be a bit of a hassle. Also, you cannot charge, if you don’t have a charger. Do not forget that.
    • Socket Adapter- Many sockets in Nepal are of Type C that is they have circular pins. It will be handy to have an adapter just in case.
    • Water filters or Water purification tablets- To give you peace of mind and protection when you aren’t sure of the water. Water filters are amazingly small and efficient these days.
    • Optional Gear you should consider bringing from your Home Country
    • Vitamin supplements- One thing that you will be short on during a trek is Vitamin C. Supplements are always welcome.
    • Zip locks- Useful in oh so many different ways, for first aid kits to toiletries to documents.
    • Running shoes- Great to keep your feet comfortable in treks like ABC, Annapurna Circuit and Manaslu in which a sizeable portion of the trek goes through low country.
    • Swiss Army Knife- Pack it off in your luggage if you don’t want it confiscated at airports.
    • Binoculars- Consider small and light ones unless watching wildlife is your main purpose.
    • Books- A trek is a perfect time to catch up on reading. However, it would be tough to finish more than 2 books in a single two-three week trek.
    • Gaiters- Keeps your feet dry and warm if the weather takes a turn for the worse.

    Gear you can easily get in Nepal

    • Trekking trousers- 2 pairs. Lightweight and loose.
    • Trekking shirts- 2 pairs. Collared ones are better. Avoid cotton.
    • Woollen cap
    • Trekking poles- You back and legs will love you for these, especially in downhill stretches.
    • Water bottle- Get 2 with a wide mouth and which can take in hot water.
    • Sandals- Great for giving your feet a breather during the evenings.
    • Buffs- 3. Can be used as a neck gaiter, headwear, to mask, hairband and a whole bunch of other ways. One of the best use however is to cover your nose and mouth at high altitudes to hydrate your breath and avoid the cold dry mountain air. Make sure to keep it rather loose around your nose though and your lungs will love you for it.
    • Sleeping Bag liner- A light silk liner is good enough rather than the heavy fleece ones. Its main purpose is to protect you from lodge blankets that are washed at most twice a year.
    • Socks- 3 pairs are more than good enough. Make sure they are thick woolen ones. For treks that go through low country like Annapurna Circuit and Manaslu Circuit, you might consider getting 2 more pairs of lightweight socks too.
    • Sunscreen- SPF 30-50 will be good enough. There is little point in going over that. However, make sure it is rated UVA in addition to UVB.
    • Lip Balm- Moisturizing and SPF 30 necessary.
    • Toilet paper- 2 rolls should be good enough.
    • Toothbrush
    • Toothpaste
    • Shower Gel- Travel size or sachets ideal as you won’t be showering as much during a trek.
    • Shampoo- Travel size of sachets are ideal.
    • Towel- A small one will be more than good enough.
    • Moisturizing cream- That cold dry mountain air will take its toll on your skin.
    • Hand sanitizer
    • Plastic Bags- 2 large ones 3 small ones. Comes in very handy to put in your dirty laundry
    • Snacks- Carry some chocolate bars and nuts for a quick munch before lunch. Don’t carry too much as you can find them in lodges all along the trails.
    • Optional Gear you can easily Get in Nepal
    • Sun Hat/Baseball Hat- Great for protection from the sun when it is still warm enough.
    • Neck gaiter- A buff can be used in place of this. But this one comes in handy
    • Deodorant- Your partner will love you for this.
    • Diary
    • Pen- Carry some spares.
    • Kit Bag and lock- If you plan to hire a porter, a kit bag comes in handy. Make sure you get a lock too. Combination ones are easier.

    Medical Kit Checklist

    • Due to lax prescription requirements, most of the items are easier to get in Kathmandu.
    • Povidone-Iodine cream- 1 tube
    • Cotton- 1 roll
    • Dressing Gauze- 5 pcs
    • Crepe Bandage- 2
    • Band-Aids- 10
    • Dressing tape- 1
    • Moleskin/ 2nd Skin- 1 packet
    • Calamine- To aid in skin healing due to sunburns or chaffing.
    • Paracetamol 300 mg- 20 tablets. For mild headaches.
    • Ibuprofen 400 mg- 10 tablets. To relieve moderate to severe pain.
    • Throat lozenges- 20. For cough and sore throat. Can be used preventively against the cold dry mountain air.
    • Decongestant- 10 tablets- For nasal congestion. Non-drowsy kinds like pseudoephedrine recommended.
    • Antihistamine 10 tablets- For allergies.
    • Antiemetic 10 tablets- To control vomit and nausea.
    • Azithromycin 500 mg- 3 tablets. For bacterial diarrhea.
    • Omeprazole 20 mg- 10 tablets. For gastric problems.
    • Ciprofloxacin 500 mg- 10 tablets. For bacterial diarrhea.
    • Tinidazole 2 g- 3 tablets (500 mg- 12 tablets). For giardia and amoebic diarrhea.
    • Acetazolamide (Diamox) 250 mg - 20 tablets. To aid acclimatization and AMS treatment.
    • Dexamethasone 4 mg - 10 tablets. To be used under expert supervision to treat AMS.
    • Nifedipine 60 mg - 10 tablets. To be used under expert supervision to prevent and treat HAPE.
    • Loperamide 2 mg- 20 tablets. To control diarrhea.
    FAQs
    • The Everest Base Camp trek typically takes around 12-14 days to complete. This includes trekking to Base Camp and returning to Lukla.

    • The Everest Base Camp trek is considered moderately difficult. It involves long and steep ascents and descents, as well as trekking at high altitudes. A good level of physical fitness and prior hiking experience is beneficial.

    • While prior trekking experience is not mandatory, it is advisable to have some level of hiking experience and physical fitness. Training and preparation, including cardiovascular exercises and building stamina, can help in tackling the challenges of the trek.

    • For the Everest Base Camp trek, you need two permits: the Sagarmatha National Park Entry Permit and the TIMS (Trekkers' Information Management System) card. These can be obtained through registered trekking agencies or at the Nepal Tourism Board office in Kathmandu.

    • There is no specific age restriction for the Everest Base Camp trek. However, trekkers should be in good health, physically fit, and capable of enduring the challenges of high altitude trekking. It is advisable to consult with a healthcare professional before embarking on the trek.

    • Health and safety considerations during the Everest Base Camp trek include proper acclimatization, staying hydrated, following a balanced diet, maintaining personal hygiene, and carrying a basic first aid kit. It is essential to be aware of the symptoms of altitude sickness and to take necessary precautions.

    • We will sleep indoors during the Everest Trek in almost all the places. However, during peak season, the lodges put up tents if it is too occupied and full. 

    • Though you can go there in Winter and Monsoon, it is not recommended as the weather will be more challenging. In winter, from December to February, it is extremely cold but you can enjoy the clear skies and mountains too.

      And during the monsoon, from June to August, there is a high chance of landslides and muddy roads.

    • Though it is not mandatory, we suggest you have travel insurance for your trek in this region. We have a top 3 list of reasons you would find to have insurance for the trek.

      Injury: You will be going to the Himalayas, and the path is not easy. There is a chance of injury, and in rare cases, you might need an emergency helicopter rescue.

      Acclimatization: You will reach an altitude of 5,555 meters, so there is a possibility of getting mountain sickness. In those cases, proper rescue might be needed.

      Some travel insurance plan covers some important things like,

      Passport Loss
      Travel Delay
      Expenses on Medical and Emergency
      Loss of Baggage
      Note: Travel insurance will not include things like loss of personal accessories.

      There are a lot of travel insurance companies. We recommend that you choose the best travel insurance company. At least check what they cover and what they do and don't do to see if they are reliable.

    Clients Reviews
    • green star

      You wont regret their services!

      Thanks to All Nepal Hiking for such a unique experience! Big thanks to the Management Jasmine and our guide Chetan.

      We did Everest Base Camp with this company, they are very responsive, friendly and supportive.
      I'd highly recommend choosing this company for any Nepal adventure you're thinking of.

      R
      Rashad Al MandhaniOman,May 2024
    • green star

      Memorable EBC

      Really thankful for All Nepal Hiking for making Everest Base Camp trip memorable. the trip is well planned, with every tea house near the acclimation site/ on the way to the next tea house. No extra energy was wasted.
      The trek was not easy, but the guide, Raj was really amazing. He was very patient in taking us through the course. always taking care of us when we are sick, telling us what to do and not, and he is very knowledgeable about the mountains, Nepalese culture.
      Definitely one of the best trip we had and will be coming back for ABC trek!

      Y
      Yuning ChenSingapore,May 2024