Everest Base Camp Trek is a once-in-a-lifetime experience that allows you to walk to the foot of the tallest peak in the world, Mt. Everest. Everest Trekking is featured in numerous international guidebooks, travel shows, and blogs thanks to its main attraction — Mount Everest.
Over 8,848.86m in elevation, the mighty Mount Everest soars proudly against the great background of the vast sky-like nature in paradise. And the lap of this majestic mountain, “the Everest Base Camp” (5,364m/17,598ft), blossoms with breathtaking landscapes. The awe-inspiring snow-capped peaks add to the magic. An adventurous journey to Mount Everest’s base has thrills and eye-catching landscapes. You can also be immersed in the glorious Himalayan ranges, Sherpa culture, Buddhist monasteries, and wildlife.
The stimulating effect of the trek begins as you land at the Lukla airport, and as you walk deeper into the Khumbu region, the beauty of Sagarmatha zones makes your heart flutter. Every morning, the journey’s excitement makes you forget the pain in your limbs, and you are ready to continue.
Our expertise is apparent in every trek detail, providing all participants with supportive tips throughout EBC & Kala Patthar’s journey to an elevation of 5,545 m /18,192 ft).
The green hills and the cultural spirit of Kathmandu are waiting for your arrival. If you are arriving in Nepal on a flight, our trek representative will be ready to pick you up at the airport terminal, holding a placard with your name. After exchanging a welcome greeting, we will drive you to the hotel.
Arriving by road, our representative will pick you up at a designated stop in Kathmandu.
Since no activities are planned for today, you can enjoy the rest and store your energy for the upcoming adventure. Or, you can stroll around the streets close to the hotel. We will give an Everest Base Camp Trek briefing session in the evening.
Overnight at The Everest Hotel or similar.Note: We need your flight/travel details for the airport/road transfer service. Please provide them 7 days before the tour departure date.
We begin the Everest Base Camp Trek (with some apprehension) with a flight to Lukla. The views of Himalayan vistas moving parallel to you and the lush forest below your feet are breathtaking; this will be a fun flight. After 45 minutes, the plane lands at Tenzing Hillary Airport at Lukla, where the Khumbu region’s prominent peaks will greet you.
After some preparation, we begin the Everest Base Camp Trek. The trek takes us first to Chaurikharka village. Then, we descend towards DudhkoshiGhat (8,300ft/ 2,530m) village of Lukla before reaching Phakding.
Today’s walk will be short and magical as we move slowly and steadily. You can visit the local monasteries (Rimishung Monastery) in your spare time. Give yourself enough rest for the long walk in the coming days.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner
Accommodation at a local lodge
Today, we start the trek quite early in the morning. We will explore the popular stops between Phakding and Namche Bazaar, such as Benkar, Jorsalle, and Monjo.
These tiny villages with huge stones carved in the Buddhist language share good luck and well wishes with the locals and travelers. It is believed that one should always walk clockwise to cross those carved stones. Thousands of prayer flags and giant Prayer wheels (Rotating bells) will delight you during the trek.
We shall stop at Everest’s lowest viewpoint Thaktul Monastery (9,383 ft/ 2,860 m). Here you will observe that the houses in this area are all used as tea houses and local Restaurants.
We’ll continue on the North bank of the DudhKoshi River. The chilling cold breeze of the river that flows on the right by our trail makes it even more exciting. The majestic view will keep us captivated, excitement filling our minds as we cross many suspension bridges over the river. The Hillary Suspension Bridge is the most well-known one.
At one point, you will see two suspension bridges hanging on the same Hill station, one after the other. As you cross these bridges, hearing the roaring current of the perennial river flowing below will get your nerves tingling.
We will pass Hillary Clinton prayer flags and Khata (a yellowish cloth used in important events). Then, a steep uphill trek takes us to Namche Bazar in the dense green pine forest, which is quite a distance.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner
Today is for rest and acclimatization. Even so, we will use the daytime to explore this beautiful village that was once the trading center between The Nepalese and the 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 other parts of the world.
If you 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 head to the yak farms- a perfect ending to a perfect day. Spend the evening relaxing before bed, preparing yourself for the trek towards Everest base camp the next day.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner
Tengboche is a place of outstanding handcrafted and natural beauty with stunning views of Mt. Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse, and AmaDablam. The trail is full of trek challenges that you might find arduous. But the spectacular views of the Himalayas range make it all worth it.
You will spot wildlife like musk deer, Himalayan Thar, and pheasant on the way. Further down to the DudhKoshi River, passing through the dense alpine forests, we shall find the small village called Phunki Thenga, which provides excellent views. We arrive at Tengboche, regaining our energy after the steep climb through 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 chirping of birds, and the sounds of animals of that region. The Danfe (Himalayan colorful pheasant) 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 in love with 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), AmaDablam (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 the way. Then, the most renowned “Pangboche Monastery” was built in the 16th Century- one of the oldest in modern history.
We can scrutinize the claws and skulls of the Yeti, the so-called loyal pet of ancient monks living in the Himalayas. Water drains from the frozen 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
Our body demands acclimatization because we live at 4,360m above sea level. At Dingboche, we will give ourselves time to adjust to the thin air and avoid the low air pressure at higher elevations. Again, we will not be staying idle.
During the day, we will walk to the ridge above Dingboche and enjoy the breathtaking panoramic view of the snow-capped peaks such as Lhotse, AmaDablam, and Island. We shall take the route outside the village heading south to a small hill with excellent views of the surrounding mountains.
Makalu and Cho Oyu, the fifth and sixth-highest mountains globally, 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 day’s rest, we are rejuvenated and ready to begin the trek again. The 8th day of the tour will be delightful as we can witness the spectacular mountain during the entire hike. The trail takes us to a shrine at the top of the ridge and deep into the broad valley.
Crossing a glacial moraine, we witness 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 rare fauna will make it exciting. On the way, you can see the memorial statues of the mountain climbers who passed away in this region.
The hike to Lobuche is inspiring and memorable. At an elevation of about 4,940 m ft, Lobuche is approximately 8.5 km South-West of Everest Base Camp. We enjoyed a warm dinner on arrival and prepared for another exciting day.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner
After relaxing at Lobuche, we head towards our final lodging place, the ascent trip to Gorak Shep. With excitement building up, we begin the trek early in the morning. Walking through the lateral moraine around Khumbu Glacier, we arrive at Gorak Shep quickly.
Continuing our dramatic journey toward base camp, we will pay attention to the Army Mountaineers Memorials. After a few hours, we arrive 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.
We can contemplate the world and our place in it with pride in our hearts, a sense of wonderment, and deep emotion. We will capture some beautiful photographs and enjoy the view. The view of the world’s deepest glacier, Khumbu Glacier, will also please us. With so much satisfaction, it’s time to head back to Gorak Shep. Treat ourselves to a hearty dinner after such an accomplishment.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner
Before dawn, without second thoughts, we hike to Kala Patthar, the second climax of the trip, to witness the most stunning sunrise on Mt. Everest. We’ll be trekking on the trails of the colorful hillside (decorated by flowering Rhododendron trees during spring); the overall surroundings would be so magical.
Our Everest Base Camp Trek takes us to the bridge over the ImjaKhola and goes into the forest of Juniper. We walk at the ground level through the woods; we reach Dingboche. The trek is quite challenging, but it’s worth the hard work. Kala Patthar is the most popular viewpoint in the Khumbu region. The splendid view of Mt. Everest is better than the one from the base camp itself. You will see colorful prayer flags as we climb above the rocky trails on the top.
After some exhilarating hours at the top, we’ll trek back to Gorakshep for breakfast. Then it’s time to return to Pheriche, the small stunning village. Reflecting on an unforgettable memory of Mt. Everest, the trek downward will be enjoyable. The trail to Pheriche is full of forests and meadows along the way.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner
Another day of easy walking! We will resume the descent after a hot breakfast at our teahouse. We commence the trek by crossing the river and walking 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 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. Being in Namche, you will feel very 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 rest before taking a junction 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 arriving in the large town of Lukla.
You can stroll around and enjoy nature while still being in the Khumbu region. Let your body relax with the cool mountain breeze caressing you.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner
If everything goes according to 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.
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 you walk around during the evening and enjoy the nightlife of Thamel. It’s up to you.
Accommodation: The Everest Hotel or a similar
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 Swoyambhunath Stupa (also called Monkey Temple), which gives you a view of the entire Kathmandu Valley.
Then, we visit Kathmandu Durbar Square, 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 a 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.
Accommodation: The Everest Hotel or a similar
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. Please inform us about your flight schedule so we can take you to the airport accordingly.
We will accompany you to the airport three hours before your flight to complete your customs and immigration formalities. Waving a final goodbye, you will rush to your next destination- probably your hometown taking your beautiful memories with you.
We strive to provide our guests with top-tier amenities and experiences at Peregrine Treks and Tours. In Kathmandu, guests will enjoy accommodation at ‘The Everest Hotel’ or a comparable establishment, with twin-sharing arrangements and a bed-and-breakfast package. For the duration of the Everest Base Camp Trek, we ensure reservations at the finest tea houses available. Our comprehensive package encompasses three daily meals on the trek – breakfast, lunch, and dinner – to cater to your nutritional needs.
The classic Everest Base Camp Trek itinerary commences and ends in our capital, Kathmandu. On the nine-day journey, you will discover the small villages dotted with fluttering prayers flag. You get a closer insight into the colorful Buddhist and Hindu cultures 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 up to walk towards another beautiful Everest valley of Phakding, where the Himalayan farmland will greet us.
Crossing the traditional villages and the suspension bridges on the way, the spectacular view of the Khumbu region will keep amassing us. Walking 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 onward. The route takes to Tengboche and Dingboche before arriving at the Lobuche.
After a relaxing 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 before we explore Everest’s base camp and the famous Kalapatthar the following day 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.”
We have daily departures for private trips, so we recommend booking it according to your schedule. We do not need a minimum group size for the private trip and won’t charge additional charges for a solo traveler.
Please let us know if you need additional services like pre/post accommodation, domestic flight, Everest Mountain Flight, adventurous sports, sightseeing, etc. 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, the higher regions have birch, juniper, and pine forests. However, you can see only shrubs and arid landscapes beyond the tree line.
Lukla serves as the primary entry point to the Everest region. Situated a mere 40-minute flight from Kathmandu, this hillside town is easily accessible by air. For those seeking a more extended trekking experience, there’s an alternative route starting from Jiri; however, this journey takes an additional 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 price of trekking in Nepal varies based on the chosen tour package (either deluxe or standard), the number of participants in the group, and the specific services needed, with the standard package priced at USD 1850 per individual.
Related Article: Everest Base Camp Trek Cost
There are plenty of trip extensions in the Everest region. You can take a 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 handle 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 careful not to get hit by AMS on the way. One of the main reasons for AMS is trekking with no acclimatization days. Trekkers rush to complete the trek, avoiding the fear of AMS, so they can’t complete the tour. Anyone can face altitude sickness; knowing some common symptoms of AMS is essential.
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 walking 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 a Helicopter rescue if your insurance covers such a charge. In conclusion, the trek is very safe.
Also, post-covid-19 arrangements are in place to ensure your good health. Our guides are well-trained in Intensive wilderness First Aid.
Don’t Worry; We’ll Pick You Up!
Our representative crew will meet you on arrival, regardless of your flight time.
No confusion, No dilemma, No worrying
The classic EBC trek has been one of the best trekking places in the world since the 90s. Though the trek is fun and exciting all year round, the warm and stable climate can be a huge plus. Ideally, Autumn (September, October, and November) offers the best views 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.
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 advantages.
Related Article: Best Time for Everest Base Camp Trek
We organize the trek for groups and single travelers. The group’s price is somewhat lower, but you can enjoy the luxury of private touring. We will lead any group size with an experienced leader guide, porters, and assistant guides.
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 provide a separate local sim card for good access at your request.
The Everest Base Camp Trek is arduous 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 before commencing the trek. Moreover, your travel policy must cover medical and emergency repatriation, helicopter rescue, and evacuation expenses up to 6000m for trekking members.
Related Article: Nepal Trekking Insurance
Nepal uses Nepali Rupees (NPR/Rs) as the local currency.
(1 USD = ~ Rs.120-130 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 in an ideal world on the world’s apex (8,848m) on Mt Everest. Realistically, most of us cannot achieve this! But with strong determination, we can make it to its base! And being honest, 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.
You need to complete the following steps.
After getting the payment screenshot, we will provide the tour confirmation voucher, which you must show at Kathmandu airport for airport transfer service.
If you cannot join the trip on the confirmed date, you can postpone it to another date without any additional charges until the end of the same year. However, if you wish to transfer the tour to the following year, a 10% additional amount will be applicable. Please inform us at least 30 days before your tour departure date.
The weight limit for your primary luggage should be 9 to 10 kg per trekker. The porters will carry your luggage. It would help to have your knapsack/ backpack with your valuable devices and snacks. You can leave excess baggage at your hotel or our office, which will be completely safe.
15 Days Everest Base Camp Trek is challenging and equally rewarding. It is a physically demanding trip that demands proactive preparation to succeed. Novice trekkers with sound fitness levels achieve EBC hikes successfully.
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. Before heading to Nepal, you can also take high-altitude excursions to your home country.
On the journey to Everest Base Camp, participants will walk 6 to 8 hours daily. It’s a test of stamina and an adjustment to the high altitudes. To prioritize the safety and well-being of trekkers, we’ve scheduled two specific days for acclimatization. These pauses are essential to let the body adapt to the lower oxygen levels, reducing the risk of altitude sickness and ensuring a more comfortable trekking experience.
The journey to Everest Base Camp involves a trek spanning approximately 130 kilometers, encompassing the ascent to the base camp and the return descent. This distance provides trekkers with a challenging yet rewarding experience as they traverse diverse terrains and witness breathtaking views of the Himalayas while making their way to the base of the world’s highest peak.
Kalapatthar, standing at an elevation of 5,640 meters, represents the pinnacle of the Everest Base Camp Trek. While Everest Base Camp is a significant milestone, from the vantage point of Kalapatthar, trekkers are rewarded with the most panoramic and unobstructed views of Mount Everest and its surrounding peaks. This spot is often the highlight for many, offering a breathtaking perspective of the world’s highest mountain.
No, there is no ATM service at all locations 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 give your body enough time to acclimatize, drink a lot of water, and eat healthily, you will likely reduce the sickness.
We will collect information regarding your travel insurance policies before the trek. We coordinate with the insurance company and arrange for helicopter providers for evacuation in case of any emergency.
Everest Base Camp is one of two base camps 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 5,515m.
Mountaineers primarily use these South Base Camps 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 trekking season, and your fitness determine your trek. The highest altitude on the Everest Trek is 5545m. So, you can imagine the rise in 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 and till May. The temperature is hot in the spring, full of daylight, 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.
Going on a trek to Everest Base Camp is not recommended during the monsoon season. It is known for its heavy rains, swift-flowing rivers, and lush vegetation. However, 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 chilly/cold, and there is an expectation of 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 to make your trek memorable.
It would help if you were moderately fit mentally and physically. People of all age groups with good fitness and dedication can accomplish the trek. Ensure you have good training strengthening 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.
For the Everest Base Camp trek, participants should be prepared to walk for approximately two weeks for 6-7 hours each day. This demanding schedule requires physical stamina and determination, but the unparalleled views and sense of accomplishment awaiting at the end make the effort worthwhile. Throughout this period, trekkers will experience the beauty of the Himalayas, diverse terrains, and the region’s rich culture.
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 the 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, 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. The service is sometimes tough to maintain due to a lack of support at high altitudes.
Based on 13 Reviews
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 the EBC trek on 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 realize 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 in Nepal has embarked on its warmth within us. We will be back because Nepal once is not enough.
We took this Mount Everest Base Camp Tour trip in October 2022. 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 trek was beautiful, starting from Kathmandu. The Mount Everest Base Camp Tour was challenging, but the routes were relatively easy.
Our guide took great care regarding safety, food, lodging, etc. His local knowledge of Everest Base Camp, patience, and good behavior was unforgettable. He kept us trouble-free and worried. We did nothing but enjoy our trek to the 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.
We recently completed the Everest Base Camp Trek, a lifetime experience. We had a first-class, professional trekking guide Nima, with excellent local knowledge, who came up with a great EBC trekking itinerary. From the first contact with this trekking company, I knew they were the people to book with, and they even provided us with efficient cost.
All my questions regarding EBC altitude, possible EBC trekking routes, Trekking distance, etc., were answered quickly with the exact information I sought. The Everest Base Camp Trek was challenging but very satisfying, as I had researched. Our trek guide Nima took all the essential safety precautions, allowing us to acclimatize correctly and sharing our things to experience every day.
Our trekking guide used to confirm our physical health many times a day; with his guidance, we could complete the trek. On our EBC trek, we encountered many people evacuating due to insufficient acclimatization and pace to trek to EBC altitude correctly. Gratitude to all the team at PEREGRINE TREKS; I would highly recommend them and will always contact them for my further treks in Nepal. Namaste.
Special Thanks to our professional trekking guide Tenzing for helping and encouraging us to complete the Everest Base camp trek. He had a vast knowledge of the variation in EBC altitude, distance, height, and the entire Everest Base Camp Map. We had a fantastic experience throughout our EBC trek.
We are glad to admit that we fell in love with Nepal, its people, and Everest Base camp Routes. Peregrine Treks surpassed all our expectations by 1000%! We highly recommend Peregrine Treks for any trek or tour in Nepal and check on the reviews. You will surely not regret choosing it, and we will be back again.
Besides coordinating the entire EBC trek, Peregrine Trek ensured my emergency helicopter evacuation went smoothly, even during the peak trekking season. Up until that point, the trek had been amazing. The trekking guides were attentive and went above and beyond for us; they even offered to carry our backpacks when the terrain became challenging. The porters were outstanding. Every meal we had during our stops was so tasty and filling that I didn’t even touch the snacks I’d brought for the hike. Back at the headquarters, Mr. Pradip was always attentive, ensuring timely hotel transfers, airport pickups, and more.
I wholeheartedly recommend PEREGRINE TREKS. Their top priorities are client safety and satisfaction. Wishing them all the best, and we’ll be back.
As a solo sheila trekking up to Everest Base Camp with a bloke as my guide, I was a tad apprehensive. But, fair dinkum, my EBC trek with Tshering was the best trip I’ve ever had. He was a top-notch guide. We had a ripper time dashing over the Hillary suspension bridge and tackling those massive hills and tracks. I’ve got no whinges; it was spot on.
Choosing Peregrine Trek to sort out my EBC adventure was a brilliant decision, given the fair price and itinerary. They set me up with a knowledgeable guide who knew the EBC map, the best tracks, the heights, altitudes, and the ins and outs of acclimatising. The digs and tucker were way better than I’d hoped for. Cheers for making my journey a success.
I’m missing my morning cuppa!
We recently got back from one of the best treks in Nepal, the Everest Base Camp Trek. Before starting, I unfortunately got food poisoning in Kathmandu, but Peregrine Treks really stepped up to rearrange everything and got our trip back on track. We began our journey and acclimated in Namche Bazar on the first day, where the lodging and altitude were just right. Our trekking guide and porter were top-notch on the EBC trek; we always felt secure and well taken care of.
Pradip at the Peregrine office was super helpful and easy to talk to. I’d recommend Peregrine Treks to anyone heading to Nepal for an awesome trek and wanted to leave this positive review.
Hiking up to Everest Base Camp was tough but exceeded all my expectations and was incredibly rewarding. I had great communication with Pradip, who set up this EBC trek and its itinerary. My trekking guide, Chetup, was outstanding, taking care of me every step of the way. He kept me updated on the daily distance, elevation gain, and altitude we’d be reaching, ensuring my safety.
I’ll definitely be heading back to Nepal for another adventure with Peregrine Trek. Namaste.
I first trekked to ABC in 2015. Then, in April 2017, I came back with my 18-year-old son for both of our inaugural treks to Everest Base Camp. The EBC journey was top-notch. The paths were smooth sailing, and the support from our trekking guides, Mingmar, and our Sherpas, Ramjan and Raju, was exceptional.
Big thanks to Mr. Pradip for ensuring our safety. The meals they provided during our trek in the Khumbu region were memorable. They were always hot, fresh, and hearty, keeping us energized throughout our EBC journey. For anyone considering a trek in Nepal, we wholeheartedly endorse Peregrine Treks. Much appreciated!
Trekking in Nepal, with arrangements by Peregrine Treks, was an impeccable experience. Every service, from airport pickups to drop-offs and everything in between, was timely. A few months after booking the trip, I ran into some scheduling issues and needed to adjust my arrival and departure dates. Even though we were in a small group (just the two of us at the time), they revamped the entire itinerary, including departure dates, to fit my new schedule. Our trekking guide, Lakpa, was outstanding during our Everest Base Camp Trek, and we were also supported by amazing porters.
Throughout the trek, my daughter and I were consistently checked on by our guide regarding our health and how we were handling the altitude. He was well-versed in every EBC direction, had excellent map-reading skills, knew all the EBC routes, and was deeply knowledgeable about the Himalayas.
Post-EBC trek, Peregrine set up tours for us in Kathmandu and Chitwan National Park, both of which were fantastic. We couldn’t have made a better choice and recommend that you do the same. We’ll definitely be returning soon.
My husband and I had the experience of a lifetime on a 17-day trek to Everest Base Camp, encompassing the Kala Patthar and Khumbu region routes. We undertook our EBC trek in November 2017 with Peregrine Treks. Our guide for the EBC was Sonam, who was brimming with local knowledge and provided utmost care and attention. He was supported by an assistant guide, Jaya, and porters, Karan and Bhakta. Each member played a pivotal role in helping us achieve our EBC trekking ambition, guiding us through various accessible and more challenging routes, informing us of the distances ahead, and imparting knowledge about the Khumbu region, its culture, and the mountains. They ensured we maintained a steady pace, stayed well-hydrated, and acclimatised appropriately for the high altitudes.
We were taught numerous Nepali phrases and card games, and there was no shortage of jokes and laughter. Owing to misty conditions, our return flight to Kathmandu from Lukla was cancelled. However, our guide adeptly arranged for helicopters to ensure our safe return to Kathmandu. I recall the assistance of Sabita and other amiable staff from Peregrine Treks during our booking process.
Consequently, I’d advocate for others to opt for Peregrine Treks for a truly memorable experience. I wish them all the very best and look forward to returning.
On one of my biggest treks in Nepal, the EBC trek, I’ve only got top-notch things to say. Big shoutout to our EBC Trek guide, Dawa. A special nod to Dawa, who kept pushing and geeing me up every step of the way, especially when I was about to chuck in the towel. Without him, I wouldn’t have made it through the EBC trek; so a massive cheers to the best EBC Trek guide out there, Dawa!
Peregrine Trek, fair dinkum, has sorted out and delivered the best services, digs and the lot. Everything during my Everest base camp trek was way better than I’d hoped for. Good on ya!
I’ll be back before you know it. Namaste!
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