Everest Base Camp Trek is a once-in-a-lifetime experience that allows you to walk to the foot of the tallest peak on earth; Mt. Everest. This Everest Trekking has featured numerous international guide books, travel shows, and vlogs thanks to its main attraction — Mount Everest. Since Mt. Everest is the tallest peak globally, the trail may look complicated for many.
Over the 8,848.86 m elevation, the mighty Mount Everest soars haughty against a great background of the vast sky-like nature in heaven. And the lap of this majestic mountain, “the Everest Base Camp” (5,364m/17,598ft), blossom with breathtaking landscapes. The awe-inspiring snow-capped peaks add to the magic. An adventurous journey to Mount Everest’s base is full of thrills and eye-catching landscapes. One can also be part of glorious Himalayan ranges, Sherpa culture, Buddhist monasteries, and wildlife.
The electrifying effect of the trek begins as you land at the Lukla airport itself. And as you walk deeper into the Khumbu region, the beauty of Sagarmatha zones makes you flutter. Every morning, the journey’s excitement makes you forget the pain in your shanks, and you are ready to move further.
Our experience has dialed in every detail of the trek, providing overall perspectives and supportive tips throughout EBC & Kala Patthar’s journey at an elevation of 5,545 m /18,192 ft).
The classic Everest Base Camp Trek itinerary commences and ends in our capital city Kathmandu. You will discover the small villages dotted with fluttering prayers flag in the nine-day journey. You get a closer insight into the colorful Buddhist and Hindu culture and traditions.
First and foremost, the tingling 45 minutes flight from Kathmandu to Lukla airport takes you to the starting hub of this best tour in Nepal. We gear to walk towards another beautiful Everest valley of Phakding, where the Himalayan farmland will first greet us.
Crossing the traditional villages and the suspension bridges on the way, the spectacular view of the Khumbu region will keep amusing us. As we walk along the Dudh Koshi River, we’ll encounter many Suspension bridges that might make us quiver. The next day, we shall check in to Sagarmatha National park and proceed towards Namche Bazar (3,440 m).
As we are already walking high in the mountain region, our body needs to acclimatize with gaining altitude. After a day of rest in this beautiful settlement that looks straight out of some Sci-fi movie, we move forward. The route moves to Tengboche and Dingboche before crashing into the Lobuche.
After a chilling night at Lobuche, we move towards the final lodging place of the integral trek: Gorakshep. Yeah, you heard that perfectly; it’s our last lodging place. Then we explored the base camp of Everest and the famous Kalapatthar the following day before we decent while leaving our footprint on the Base Camp and Kalapatthar.
Please read our blog, “A Complete Guide to Everest Base Camp Trek, for more info.”
The green hills and the cultural spirit of Kathmandu will be waiting for your arrival. If you are getting to Nepal on a flight, our trek representative will be ready to pick you up at the airport terminal. Look for someone having a placard with your name. After exchanging the greeting, we will drive you to the hotel. Our representative will pick you up at a designated stop if you arrive at Kathmandu via road.
Since no activities are planned for today, you can enjoy the rest and store your energy for the upcoming adventure. Or, we shall stroll around the hotel in the evening after an Everest Base Camp Trek briefing session.
Overnight at Hotel.
We begin the Everest Base Camp Trek with a shivering flight to Lukla. With the views of Himalayan vistas moving parallel to you and the lush forest below your feet, this will be a fun flight. After 45 minutes, the plane lands at Tenzing Hillary Airport at Lukla, where the Khumbu region’s prominent peak will greet you.
After some preparation, we initiate the Everest Base Camp Trek. The trek first takes us to the Chaurikharka village. Then, we descend towards Dudhkoshi Ghat (8,300ft/ 2,530m) village of Lukla before reaching Phakding.
Be assured that today’s walk will be short and magical as we move slowly. With spare time on your hands, you can allocate the to visit the local monasteries (Rimishung Monastery). Make sure to get enough rest for the long walk in the coming days.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner
Today, we start the trek quite early in the morning. We will explore the popular stops between Phakding and Namche Bazar, such as Tok Tok, Benkar, Jorsalle, and Monjo.
These tiny villages with huge stones carved in the Buddhist language share good luck and well wishes to the locals and travelers. It is believed that one should always walk in the clockwise direction to cross those carved stones. Thousands of prayer flags and giant Prayer wheels (Rotating bells) will keep you delighted during the trek.
On the way, we shall stop to glance at Everest’s lowest possible viewpoint at Thaktul Monastery (9,383 ft/ 2,860 m). You will witness that the houses in this area are all used for tea houses and local Restaurants.
We’ll continue on the North bank of the Dudh Koshi River. The chilling cold breeze of the river that flows on the right by our trail makes it even more exciting. The majestic view around will keep us delighted as we cross many suspension bridges over the river. The Hillary Suspension Bridge is the most popular one.
At one spot, you will see two suspension bridges hanging on the same Hill station, one after another. As you cross the bridge, hearing the current of the perennial river flowing down there gets your nerves wreaking.
We will cross Hillary Clinton prayer flags and Khata (a yellowish piece of cloth that is used in important events). Then, a steep uphill trek takes us to Namche Bazar in the dense green pine forest, which is quite a leap.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner
This day is only for rest and acclimatization. Saying so, we will use the daytime to explore this beautiful village that was once the trading center between Nepalese and Tibetans.
Thankfully, you will find numerous cafes, bakeries, restaurants with Wi-Fi, gear shops, souvenirs, etc. A short visit to Hillary’s school, old monasteries, and the museum is a delightful opportunity to learn about the Sherpas in the region. The Famous Khumjung Monastery has the Extinct Scalp of Yeti, which is not found in any part of the world.
And if you feel like exploring more, you can visit fantastic places like the Syangboche Airport (The highest altitude Airport in Nepal) and Hotel Everest View. It’s been listed as the Highest Placed Hotel globally (13,000ft) in the Guinness Book of World Records (2004). The panoramic view of the mountain Vistas from the hotel is breathtaking.
Lastly, we will be heading to the yak farms- a perfect ending to the perfect day. As you snoop on the bed, brace yourself for the trek towards Everest base camp the other day.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner
Tengboche is a handcrafted natural beauty with Mt. Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse, and Ama Dablam‘s stunning views. The trail is full of trek challenges that you might find hectic. But the spectacular views of the Himalayas range make it all worth it.
On the way, one will spot wildlife like musk deer, Himalayan Thar, and pheasant. Further down to the Dudh Koshi River, passing through the dense alpine forests, we shall find the small village called Phunki Thenga that withstand an excellent view. We crash at Tengboche for a short time after the steep climb on a pine forest.
In the evening, we shall explore the biggest monastery in the Region, Tengboche Monastery. This monastery is also famous for meditation and prayers as a calm and quiet holy place.
Also known as “Incense Monastery,” one can hear the echo of air that struck the Himalayas, the chirming of birds, and the sounds of animals of that region. The Danfe (Himalayan monal) and different kinds of musk deer make the journey exciting.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner
The route to Dingboche at an elevation of 14,470 ft is such an enchanting experience. On the path, we’ll face the entire range of the mountain, smiling at us. One will fall for the spectacular creation of nature.
We’ll encounter peaks such as Lhotse (27,940 ft), Nuptse (25,791ft), Makalu (27,838 ft), Cho Oyu (8,189 m), Ama Dablam (22,349 ft), Thamserku (21,680 ft, Island Peak (20,305 ft), Mera Peak (21,247 ft), Lobuche (16,210 ft), and more.
We shall encounter many stupas that appear out of nowhere along your way. Then, the most renowned “Pangboche Monastery” was built in the 16th Century- one of the oldest in modern history.
We can witness the claws and skull of the Yeti, the so-called loyal pet of ancient monks living in the Himalayas. It is drained by the frozen river streams directly from the mountains. And then the magical view of the sunset from Deboche brings your day to an end.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner
As we are already dwelling at 4,360m above sea level, our body demands acclimatization. At Dingboche, we will give ourselves some time to adjust to the thin air and avoid the low air pressure at higher elevations. That said, we will not be staying idle.
In the daylight, we will be walking to the ridge above Dingboche and enjoy the breathtaking panoramic view of the snow-capped peak such as Lhotse, Ama Dablam, and Island peak. We shall take the route outside the village before heading south to a small hill with excellent views of the surrounding mountains.
Makalu and Cho Oyu, one among the six of the world’s highest mountains, are also visible. To the north, one can see more Himalaya peaks that rise over the Khumbu Khola valley.
We take a day to wander around and witness the beautiful Dingboche village that looks like God’s untouched gem.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner
After a whole day’s rest, we are rejuvenated to begin the trek. The 8th day of the tour will be enjoyable as we can witness the spectacular mountain during the entire hike. The trail takes us up on the ridge of a top shrine and deep into the broad valley.
As we cross a glacial moraine, we start witnessing a perfect view of the peaks. When we reach “Thukla,” the Partial view of Lobuche greets us. Further trekking, the trail leads to the wonder of dreams- the beautiful alpine flora and rear fauna will make it fun. On the way, you can see the memorial statues of the mountain climbers who passed away in this same region.
The hike to Lobuche is fun and memorable. At an elevation of about 4,940 m ft, Lobuche is approximately 8.5 km South-West of Everest Base Camp. We enjoy a warm dinner and prepare ourselves for another exciting day upon arrival.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner
After spending a chilling night at Lobuche, we first head towards our final lodging place, the ascent trip to Gorak Shep. With much excitement built up, we begin the trek early in the morning trek. Walking through the lateral moraine around Khumbu Glacier, we arrive at Gorak Shep in a short time.
Further continuing our dramatic journey to the base camp, we’ll witness the Army Mountaineers Memorials. After a few hours, we crash right at the base of Everest Base Camp– our final destination.
Everest Base Camp is the closest we are getting to the highest mountain in the world; you get to leave your footprints right on the base of the world’s highest peaks. This is certainly a memory you will cherish for a lifetime.
With a rush of pride on our nerves, we captured some beautiful photographs and enjoyed the view. The view of the deepest glacier in the world, called Khumbu Glacier, will also please us. With much satisfaction, it’s time to head back to Gorak Shep. Treat yourself to a yum dinner after such an accomplishment.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner
Without second thoughts, today is the climax of the trip. Before dawn, we hike to Kala Patthar to witness the most stunning sunrise on Mt. Everest. We’ll be trekking in the trails of the colorful hillside decorated by Rhododendron trees. During spring, the overall surroundings would be so magical.
Our Everest Base Camp Trek takes us to the bridge over the Imja Khola and goes into the forest of Juniper. We walk with a level of the ground through the woods; we reach Dingboche.
The trek is quite challenging, but it’s so worth so much. Kala Patthar is the most popular viewpoint in the Khumbu region. The splendid view of Mt. Everest is better than the ones you will witness from the base camp itself. You will see colorful prayer flags hung as we climb above the rocky trails on the top.
After some fantastic hours at the top, we’ll trek back to Gorakshep for breakfast. Then it’s time to get back to Pheriche, the small stunning village. Reflecting on an unforgettable memory of Mt. Everest, the trek downwards will be enjoyable. The trail to Pheriche is full of forests and meadows along the way.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner
Another day of the easy walk! We will resume the descent after some hot breakfast at our teahouse. We commence the trek as we cross the river and walk on the riverbank’s right side toward Shomare and Pangboche. A short walk from Pangboche takes us above a suspension bridge.
The other walk takes us to the valley of Tengboche, a place with beautiful monasteries. After some rest, we move on as the trail descends on the river bank and make a final ascent to the village of Kyangjuma.
The entire trek takes 7 to 8 hours, but the path is mostly downhill and easy. After a short uphill, we reach the ridge leading to Namche. Begin in Namche; you will feel pretty welcomed and relaxed.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner
Get ready for your final day on the trekking trail of the Khumbu region. The day will be rewarding as we return down the Dudh Koshi valley. The course is generally quite gentle and fun. Before rushing on to Lukla, the path heads steeply to the west.
As we arrive in a small village, we stop for some rest before taking a junction that takes us into the trees. The village’s path leads to the main trail as we join the sidestream before Toktok. From Toktok, we walk for some time before crashing into the large town of Lukla.
You can stroll around the area the enjoy nature while still living in the Khumbu region. Let your body relax with the cool mountain breeze hitting you.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner
If everything goes right to the schedule, we will fly back to Kathmandu in the early morning. Wave a final goodbye to the Sagarmatha region before hopping into the plane. The 45 minutes flight back to the capital city will be relaxing. The unforgettable and successful memory of Everest will accompany you.
Upon arrival at Kathmandu Airport, we drive to our hotels. For the rest of the day, you can enjoy the beauty of this remarkable city. You can wander around the hotel or rest in your hotel. We suggest that you walk around during the evening and enjoy the nighttime of Thamel. It’s up to you.
We will have another beautiful day to explore the best of Kathmandu Valley. Kathmandu, known as the city of Temples, has many beautiful UNESCO world heritage sites. Today, we explore some of these historical monuments and cultural attractions. In the morning, we visit Swyambhunath Stupa (also called Monkey Temple), which shows the entire Kathmandu Valley view.
Then, we visit Kathmandu Durbar Square, which was once the home to Nepal’s Kings and Queens. Finally, we cap our sightseeing by getting the blessing of Lord Shiva at Pashupatinath Temple. Pashupatinath is the holy temple for the followers of the Hindu religion. It’s the biggest and most important temple in Nepal. In the evening, we shall enjoy the farewell dinner to celebrate the success of your journey.
Sadly, this is your last day in the beautiful nation of Nepal. After a leisurely breakfast in the morning, we will drive you to the airport. Do inform us about your flight schedule so that we can take you to the airport accordingly.
We will guide you to the airport three hours before your flight to complete your customs and immigration formalities. Waving a final goodbye, you will be rushing to your next destination- probably your hometown or somewhere else.
Our Peregrine Treks and Tours team makes the utmost effort to ensure that you get the best facility available. While staying in Kathmandu, you will be accommodated at 3-star hotels on twin-sharing and Bed and Breakfast.
We will book the best tea house for your stay during the Everest Base Camp Trek. The package shall include three meals every day on the trekking trail, i.e., breakfast, lunch, and dinner.
We have daily departures for this trip, so we recommend that you book it according to your schedule. We will customize the tour/trekking package to your specific needs. We are concentrating on the private trip, taking into account numerous elements such as COVID, trekkers' physical fitness, available time, and budget. Because these elements may or may not be compatible with the individual traveler.
Similarly, during the trek/tour, we will be pleased to supply you with pre/post accommodation as well as other supplementary services such as a domestic flight and an additional porter. Please fill out this customized form for your convenience.
Customize this trip with help from our local travel specialist that matches your interests.
We accept major currencies such as the US Dollar, the Great Britain Pound, the Euro, the Australian Dollar, the Singapore Dollar, the Indian Rupee, the Swiss Franc, the Canadian Dollar, the Japanese Yen, the Chinese Yuan, the Saudi Arabian Riyal, the Qatari Riyal, the Thai Baht, the UAE Dirham, the Malaysian Ringgit, the South Korean Won, the Swedish Kroner, the Danish Kroner, the Hong Kong Dollar, the Kuwaiti Dinar, and the Bahrain Dinar.
Type C, D, and M power plugs and sockets are used. The standard voltage and frequency are 230 V and 50Hz, respectively.
Vaccinations You must be completely vaccinated against COVID-19 at least 14 days before traveling to Nepal. Vaccination documentation is required.
On Arrival Visas are available at Nepal's entrance points for travelers. Travelers from Nigeria, Ghana, Zimbabwe, Swaziland, Cameroon, Somalia, Liberia, Ethiopia, Iraq, Palestine, Afghanistan, and Syria, on the other hand, are required to obtain a visa through their nearest Nepalese diplomatic post (embassy/consulate).
To confirm the trek/tour package, we want a deposit of at least 20% of the total tour/trek fee. The remaining balance must be paid when you arrive in Nepal. We take Visa, Maestro, MasterCard, American Express, and other major credit cards. The total cost of a Bhutan and Tibet tour must be paid in full at the time of booking.
We strongly advise you to purchase a SIM card for reliable internet access throughout Nepal. Nepal Telecom (owned by the government) and NCELL (owned by the private sector) are the two main SIM card providers in Nepal. It is preferable to get a SIM card at an airport, where staff will assist with activation and data plan purchases. If you have a SIM card, it will be easier for you to contact us and locate our airport agent.
You can charge your electrical devices at hotels and lodges because there are no power outages. In the Himalayan region, however, hotel owners may levy a nominal fee.
The Everest Base Camp Trek is rich in terms of natural attractions. In lower areas, the trail passes through lush forests where you can hear birds singing high above the forest canopy.
You can see small creeks crossing the trail, making you feel rejuvenated. While the lower areas have lush oak and pine trees vegetation, the higher regions have birch, juniper, and pine forests. However, you can see only shrubs and arid landscapes beyond the treeline.
Lukla is the gateway to the Everest region. This hilly settlement is a 40-minute flight away from Kathmandu. There is an option of walking from Jiri, but it will take five days to reach Lukla.
The packing list depends on the trekking season. We will provide you with the list of trekking equipment well in advance. No technical trekking equipment is required for this trek. A three-season plus sleeping bag will be enough for you.
The trek in Nepal’s cost depends on the tour plan (deluxe or standard), group size, and services required. The cost of the standard procedure is USD 1500 per person.
There are plenty of trip extensions in the Everest region. You can take a side trip to the Gokyo Lakes or visit the Imja glacial lake. Or, you can stay a few more days in the village to learn more about Sherpa, culture, tradition, and lifestyle. If you want to lengthen your itinerary, talk with your tour operators, who will take care of it.
On the Everest Base Camp trek, altitude sickness is widespread. It can happen to anyone regardless of age, fitness level, or previous trekking experience. One should be very careful not to get hit by AMS on the way. One of the main reasons for AMS is trekking with no acclimatization day. Trekkers rush to complete the trek, avoiding the fear of AMS, so they can’t complete the tour. Anyone can face altitude sickness; it is essential to know some common symptoms of AMS.
This package includes a hotel transfer and sightseeing tour in a private air-conditioned vehicle with a personal driver and guide. The domestic flight from Kathmandu to Lukla and later Lukla to Kathmandu is included in the cost.
The trek to Everest Base Camp Trek requires definite preparations and checklists of trekking gear & equipment. We shall forward you the recommended list of packing before the tour. You will not need any climbing equipment for the EBC journey.
The classic Everest base camp trek in the Solukhumbu District of Nepal is safe to travel to. Our itinerary has been designed by an expert analyzing all the altitude and health risk factors. With enough days for acclimatization and only 5-6 hours of daily walk on average, you can easily accomplish the trek.
In cases of difficulty, you will get first-aid treatment from the guide. And for an emergency, we will arrange for a Helicopter rescue if your insurance covers such a charge. In conclusion, the trek is very safe.
Also, post-covid-19 arrangements are made to ensure your sound health. Our guides are well trained in Intensive wilderness First Aid.
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Our representative crew will receive you immediately regardless of the flight you take.
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The classic EBC trek has been one of the best trekking places in the world since the 90s. Tho the trek is fun and exciting year-round, the warm and stable climate can be a huge plus. Ideally, Autumn (September, October, and November) offers the best view and warmth. Spring (April, March, and May) has wildflowers and lively weather to greet you. The Magic of clear azure skies bestows with the most spectacular vistas. The temperature is also exquisite, with bright sunlight and breathtaking views.
During the winters and monsoons, the trek becomes challenging due to cold temperatures and the slippery path, which excites many trekkers. But with the proper preparations, the Everest Base Camp hike is possible throughout the year—each season has its perks.
We organize the trek for the group and a private walk for single. The group’s price is somewhat lower, but you can enjoy the luxury of private touring. We can lead any group size with an experienced leader guide, porters, and assistant guides.
Use of internet service is available at the tea houses with some extra service charge. You can get the Nepalese mobile Network to make calls and use the internet. We can cater to a separate local sim card for good access to connect at your request.
Everest base camp trek ranked the arduous trek as it entails the risk of high-altitude trekking, sudden climate change, and potential altitude sickness. To ensure your safety, you must provide your comprehensive travel insurance policy certificate details. Moreover, your travel policy must cover medical and emergency repatriation, helicopter rescue, and evacuation expenses up to 6000m for trekking members.
Nepal uses Nepali Rupees (NPR/Rs) as the local currency.
(1 USD = ~ Rs.115-124 NPR).
You can exchange most foreign currencies at local banks or legitimate money exchanges in Kathmandu. Small amounts can also be exchanged at the hotel.
We would love to stand on the world’s apex (8,848m) on Mt Everest in an ideal world. Realistically, most of us cannot achieve this! But with strong determination, we can make it to its base! And begin honestly, getting to the Base Camp is an outstanding achievement, and the views are just awe-inspiring. So, are you ready to challenge yourself and make the most beautiful journey of your life with us?
Well, you should.
The weight limit for your primary luggage should be 9 to 10 kg per trekker. The porters will carry your luggage. It would help if you also have your own knapsack/ backpack with your valuable device and fast food on your own. You can leave excess baggage at your hotel or our office, and it’ll be completely safe.
15 Days Everest Base Camp Trek is challenging and equally rewarding. It is a physically demanding trip that demands proactive preparedness to succeed. Novice trekkers with sound fitness levels achieve EBC hikes successfully.
You are exercising and jogging for a couple of weeks before the trek departure is an excellent idea to enhance our stamina. Cycling and swimming can be ideal for preparing your body for the trek. You can also take some high-altitude excursions in your home country before heading to Nepal.
You will be walking for 6 to 8 hours each day. We will only stop for two days for acclimatization.
The round trip to and for Everest Base Camp is about 130 km.
Kalapatthar (5640m) is the highest you get during the Everest base camp trek.
No, there is no ATM service at every location in Everest Region. There are ATM facilities only in Lukla and Namche Bazaar. So, make sure you carry enough cash for the trek. Only Nepali currency is valid, and teahouses won’t accept card and dollar transactions.
Be aware; you might. As the elevation on this trek will exceed 5000m, you cannot neglect the chances of getting altitude sickness. If you get your body enough time to acclimatize, drink a lot of water, and eat healthily, you are likely to reduce the case of sickness.
We will collect information regarding your travel insurance policies before the trek. We coordinate with the insurance company and arrange for the helicopter providers for evacuation in case of any emergency.
Everest Base Camp is one of two base camps located on opposite sides of Mount Everest. South Base Camp is located in Nepal at an elevation of 5,364m, while North Base Camp is located in Tibet at 5,5150m.
Mountaineers primarily use these South Base Camp to climb and descend the world’s highest mountain. Everest Base Camp is located in the Solukhumbu district of Nepal.
It depends upon the itineraries you choose. There are different trekking routes, and you can customize your trip. We can do the classic Everest Base Camp Trek in 15 days from Kathmandu.
The most challenging part of the Everest Base Camp trek is altitude, which makes the tour difficult for most trekkers as many factors make your hiking difficult.
The bag pack, the season you are trekking on, and your fitness all determine how your trek will be. The highest altitude on the Everest Trek is 5545m. So, you can imagine the rise of height on the hike.
However, one must be moderately fit physically and mentally. In recent years, people of all age groups have completed the Everest Base Camp Trek. Ensure you have a proper acclimatization day of 2 days in your itineraries.
Don’t rush on the trek to complete the hike in less time. Walk at your own pace, and every trekker can make it to Everest Base Camp.
The best time to go on for Everest Base Camp Trek is Fall and Spring. The Spring season starts in February till May. In the spring season, the temperature is hot, full of daylights, blossoming flowers, and green forests everywhere.
Adventurers who want to see the Himalayas at their best should consider fall hiking opportunities. It occurs between September and November, which is the busiest trekking season. This is due to the lack of rain, stunning clear blue skies, and unobstructed views that stretch to the horizon. You can, of course, incorporate travel into other timeframes.
It is not recommended to go on a trek to Everest Base Camp during the monsoon season. It is known for its heavy rains, swift-flowing rivers, and lush vegetation. It’s a great time to go if you don’t want to be on a crowded trail with many other people.
The Winter season is an excellent time for snow lovers. The temperature is too chilly and expects the snow throughout the trail. It does not matter which timeframe you choose to trek Everest Base Camp; Peregrine Treks and Tours will coordinate and manage everything for you to make your trek memorable.
One should be moderately fit mentally and physically. People of all age groups with good fitness and dedication can accomplish the trek.
Make sure you have good training stretching your legs and making yourself fit a month before starting the trek. If you are a sportsman, regular gym attendee, or jogger, you are entirely fit for Everest trekking.
You will need to walk 6-7 hours a day for around two weeks to complete the trek.
Everest Base Camp trek requires mainly two permits. However, the necessary permits for your tour depend upon your chosen route. The required licenses are listed below:
Sagarmatha National Park Permit:
This permit is required and checked by the officials as you reach the gate of Sagarmatha National Park. You need to have the license to go further. The permit cost varies based on the nationality of the individual.
Permit Cost for Nepali citizens- NRs 100 per person.
Permit Cost for SAARC Nationals: NRs 1500 per person, which is approx. USD 15.
Permit Cost for Foreigners: NRs 3000 per person, which is approx. USD 30.
Khumbu Pasang Lhamu Rural Municipality Entrance Permit:
It is the first permit you need to show to enter the Khumbu region and begin your trek to Everest Base Camp. The permit cost is the same for every foreigner and needs to pay NRs 2000 (approx 20 USD) per person to enter the Khumbu region.
The Everest Base Camp journey’s elevation begins at 2860 meters at the Tenzing Hillary airport in Lukla and ends at 5545 meters at Kala Patthar. Kalapatthar (5643m) is the highest point of Everest Base Camp Trek.
There are good teahouses in the Everest Region with warm and comfortable rooms. Most tea houses provide a simple wooden bed with a bare mattress or just a foam pouch, a pillow, or a blanket. Solar or electric heated showers are available in almost every teahouse in the Everest region.
Yes, you get Internet facilities in most places on the EBC trek. But lodges often charge separately for Internet browsing.
Don’t expect to have internet facilities available throughout the trek. Sometimes, the service is tough to maintain due to a lack of service support at high altitudes.
Trekking up to Everest Base Camp was a challenging trek, but it was way much satisfying and beyond my expectations. I had first class communication with Pradip, who organized this EBC trek, and Itinerary. I had an excellent trekking guide named Chetup, who looked after my ups and downs throughout the trek. He kept me informed about the Trekking distance to be covered, height to be ascended and altitude to be reached daily, keeping me safe.
I will, for sure return to Nepal and have another adventure with Peregrine Trek. Namaste.
Apart from arranging the entire EBC trek, Peregrine Trek made my emergency helicopter evacuation successful despite busy trekking season. Before that, the trek was fantastic. The trekking guides handled us very carefully, and nothing was too much trouble for them. They even offered to carry our hike bag pack when the going got too harsh. Porters were awesomely fantastic. Every food we had on our food stop were just so delicious and energetic; I had no space left for the snacks that I stocked up for hikes. Back at the office, Mr. Pradip was way too concerned and right on time with us for our hotel transfers or airport pickup and so on.
I highly recommend PEREGRINE TREKS as a trekking company. Client safety and satisfaction is their main priority. All the best, and we will return.
We recently are back from completing one of the excellent treks in Nepal, the Everest Base camp Trek. Before the trek, I unfortunately suffered food poisoning in Kathmandu but Peregrine treks were much of a help to rearrange everything and made our trip back on track. We started or trip and first day acclimatized on Namche Bazar where the accommodation and altitude were just perfect. Our trekking guide and porter were brilliant on the EBC trek, we always felt safe and in good hands.
Pradip was beneficial and easy to communicate guy at the Peregrine office. I would recommend Peregrine Trek to everyone visiting Nepal for the excellent trek and pass on a useful trekking review.
Our best decision yet so far for choosing 16 days Everest base camp Trek and we are glad we did it. Words can’t explain how thrilled we were. We had EBC trek in our bucket list from long ago. We hesitated before we started our trek as this was our first trip to Nepal. Booking progresses, and we realized that Peregrine Treks is one of the best trekking agencies in Nepal.
Great thanks to Pradip and his entire squad for their spontaneous efforts, none would have been possible without their help. A big hug and much love to our guide cum friend Mingma Chhiri Sherpa for all his care and efficiency, and the porter who has a high helping hand for us. Everest Base Camp is truly a marvel, inducing fantasy with reality, a place truly connecting you with Earth as one.
Our first time to Nepal has embarked its warmth within us. We will be back because Nepal once is not enough.
We took this Mount Everest Base Camp Tour trip in the October of 2018. I was 54, and my son was 25. Luckily, we were only two guests in our group with one professional trekking guide and one porter. The time of the trek was beautiful, starting from Kathmandu. The Mount Everest Base Camp Tour was challenging, but routes were not too difficult. Our guide took great care of regarding safety, food, and lodging, etc. His local knowledge of Everest Base Camp, his patience and good behavior were unforgettable. He kept us trouble free and worries. We did nothing but enjoyed our trek to fullest. Everything we encountered, every sight we saw, every village we passed, and the people we met along the trails were very unusual and memorable. We plan on returning for some other treks with Peregrine treks. Thank you for your service.
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