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 is full of 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 detail of the trek, 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 Hotel.
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.
Be assured that 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 Bazzar, such as TokTok, 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 keep you delighted 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 any other part 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 be heading 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 peaks. 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 in the world, 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. On arrival, We enjoyed a warm dinner and prepared ourselves 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 deepest glacier in the world, called 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 ones you will witness 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 the area the 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.
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.
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 be rushing to your next destination- probably your hometown taking your beautiful memories with you.
Our Peregrine Treks and Tours team makes the utmost effort to ensure 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 daily on the trekking trail, i.e., breakfast, lunch, and dinner.
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 on 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 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. 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 like it’s 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 the base camp of Everest 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 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 cost of a trek in Nepal depends on the tour plan (deluxe or standard), group size, and the services required. The cost of the standard procedure is USD 1850 per person.
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 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 days. 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 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.
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.
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 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.
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 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 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 need to show in Kathmandu airport for airport transfer service.
If you cannot join the trip as per the confirmed date, you can postpone this trek for another date. We won’t charge any additional amount until the end of that year (for example: if you confirm the tour for 15 March 2023, we won’t charge to postpone until the end of 2023). To transfer the tour for next year, we will charge a 10% additional amount. It would help if you informed 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 own 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.
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 from 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 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.
You will need to walk 6-7 hours daily for around two weeks to complete the trek.
The 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 must show to enter the Khumbu region and begin your trek to Everest Base Camp. The permit cost is the same for every foreigner; they must 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 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.
Apart from arranging the entire EBC trek, Peregrine Trek made my emergency helicopter evacuation successful despite the busy trekking season. Before that, the trek was fantastic. The trekking guides handled us very carefully; nothing was too much trouble for them. They even offered to carry our hike bag pack when the going got too harsh. The porters were awesomely fantastic. Every food we had on our food stop was so delicious and energetic; I had no space left for the snacks 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 are their main priority. All the best, and we will return.
Being a solo female trekker and climbing onto the Everest Base Camp route with a male trekking guide made me a bit nervous. But believe me, my EBC trek with Tshering was the most beautiful trip of my life. He was an excellent trekking guide. We had much fun running across the Hillary suspension bridge and charging up massive hills and routes. I am entirely left with no single complaint; it was just perfect.
The Peregrine Trek was a perfect choice to arrange my EBC trek with available cost and Itinerary. It provided me with an excellent trekking guide who had complete knowledge about the EBC map, possible routes, height, altitude, and when and how to acclimatize. The accommodations and food were simply out of my expectations. Thank you for making my trip successful.
I miss my morning chiya (teas)!!
We recently returned 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 our trip and acclimatized to Namche Bazar on the first day, where the accommodation and altitude were perfect. Our trekking guide and porter were brilliant on the EBC trek; we always felt safe and in good hands.
Pradip was a beneficial and easy-to-communicate guy at the Peregrine office. I recommend Peregrine Trek to everyone visiting Nepal for the excellent trek and pass on a helpful trekking review.
Trekking up to Everest Base Camp was challenging but much more satisfying and beyond my expectations. I communicated first-class 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 surely return to Nepal and have another adventure with Peregrine Trek. Namaste.
My first experience of trekking to ABC was in 2015. In April 2017, I returned with my 18-year-old son for his first trek, well mine as well, our first trek to Everest Base Camp. The EBC trek was excellent. The routes were trouble-free, and services and support by our trekking guides Mingmar and Sherpas, Ramjan, and Raju were outstanding.
I thank Mr. Pradip for his safety assurance. I can never forget the taste of meals arranged by them for our supper at the Khumbu trekking route. The meals were warm, fresh, and fulfilling, which sustained us throughout our EBC trek. We strongly recommend Peregrine Treks for those wishing to trek any Nepal route.
Thank you very much!
Trekking in Nepal with the arrangement made by Peregrine Treks was just a flawless experience. Every service they provided was at the right time, from airport pickup and dropped off to everything in between. Several months after the trip was booked, I encountered some logistical difficulties and needed to change my arrival and departure dates.
Despite being in a group (the only two signed up at the time), they changed the entire Itinerary, including departure dates, to accommodate my new schedule. Our trekking guide Lakpa was a fantastic guide for our Everest Base Camp Trek, and we also had incredible porters.
My daughter and I were frequently queried by our guide about our health and ability to cope with an altitude. He knew every EBC Direction, map reading skills, EBC routes, and nearly every aspect of Himalayan.
After our EBC trek, Peregrine arranged tours in Kathmandu and Chitwan National Park, which was awesome. We had our best choice with no regrets, and we recommend you make one.
We will be back soon.
We (my husband and me) had a lifetime experience of a 17-day Everest Base Camp trek, including the Kala Patthar and Khumbu region routes. We did our EBC trek in November 2017 with peregrine treks. Our trekking guide for EBC was Sonam, with loads of local knowledge, care, and attention, along with an assistant guide Jaya and porters, Karan and Bhakta. Every member helped us reach our EBC trekking goal, passing on various accessible and challenging EBC routes, the distance to be covered, and the knowledge of the Khumbu region, culture, and mountains. They ensured our pace was steady, adequately hydrated, and acclimatized for high altitude.
They taught us many Nepali words and card games, and we enjoyed many jokes and laughs. Due to the foggy weather, our way back flight to Kathmandu from Lukla was canceled, and our guide deliberately managed helicopters for our safe landing in Kathmandu. ‘I remember Sabita and other friendly staff from Peregrine Treks while booking our trip.
Hence, I recommend that people choose Peregrine Treks for their beautiful lifetime experience, and he wishes them all the best and will return.
For one of my most extended treks in Nepal, the EBC trek, I only have the right and best thing to share. Applause to the EBC Trek guide, Dawa. Special mention to Dawa, who motivated and encouraged me on every step to continue the trek when I almost quit. I wouldn’t be able to complete the EBC trek without him; huge thanks to the best EBC Trek guide so far, Dawa!
Peregrine trek, no doubt, has found and provided the best services, accommodation, etc. Facilities during my Everest base camp trek which was way beyond my expectations. Thanks!
I will be back soon. Namaste!
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