Everest Base Camp Trek, Everest trek Cost booking 2022, 2023

Trip Overview
  • Duration 12 Days
  • Difficulty Level Moderate or Grade B (**)
  • DestinationEverest Region, Nepal
  • Meals & Accommodation(Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
  • Trip Start & EndKathmandnu to Kathmandu
  • Trip TypeTrekking
  • Major AttractionNamche, Everest Base Camp, Kalapather
  • Maximum Altitude5545 Meters
  • Best Time(March-April-May, Sep-Oct- dec)

Highlights

  • Namche Bazar and glorious views of the world's highest mountains from the Everest View Hotel
  • Beautiful trail covered with rhododendron forests
  • Gorgeous landscapes
  • Tengboche Monastery
  • Panoramic views of Mt. Everest (8,848 m), Mt. Ama Dablam (6,812 m), Mt. Lhotse (8,516 m), Mt. Nuptse (7,816 m), Island Peak (6,189 m), and many other mountains
  • Stunning view of the world's highest glacier, the Khumbu Glacier

Everest Base Camp Trek is the most remarkable trek that a human can do. Yes, its glorious experiences make it the best of the best walk you can do here in Nepal. You will undergo numerous beautiful things while on the journey to the world's tallest mountain, and your heart will bounce with joy innumerable times. Thus, it is an elating feeling to welcome you on this fantastic journey with the squad of Mountain Rock Treks.

Let's dive into the explanation of the whole journey. As said at the start, Everest Base Camp Trek is an elite walk to the foothills of Mt Everest (8,848.86m), the highest mountain on the Earth. This journey takes you the closest to Mt Everest if you are not in the mood to climb it. Everest Base Camp(5,364m), where Mt Everest's climb begins, will be the ultimate stop of the trek. Alongside, you will reach Kala Patthar(5,545m). These two points are just two of the highlights of Everest Base Camp Trek. This trek has much to offer.
The voyage of the Mount Everest base camp trek will start with a flight out of Kathmandu for Lukla. Upon the landing in Lukla, the walk will begin by heading into the lush trails to Phakding. The first day of the tour has beautiful scenery.


Firstly, you will have enough mountain views while in the sky. Then trekking through Lukla to Phakding on the same day, you will come across the greenery of the Everest Region, the Dudh Koshi River, hanging bridges, and several Sherpa villages.

The next day, the trek happens via an even denser forest of Sagarmatha National Park, crossing the Dudh Koshi River and the bridges countless times. You will remain hooked by the natural diversity that the place has. More Sherpa villages will come along. This way, you end up in Namche Bazaar, the hub of the Khumbu Region.
From Namche Bazaar, the trek gets steeper, demanding, but scenic. The glorious mountains finally seem clear and close. Next, you will walk via Tengboche Village, a village of the big monastery watching Ama Dablam to the fullest. After that, you will run into various busy Sherpa villages of the Mt Everest base camp trek, such as Dingboche, Lobuche, Pheriche, and more. You will have visions of the peaks like Mt Lhotse, Island Peak, Makalu, Cho Oyu, Mera Peak, Nuptse, Thamserku, etc.

Moreover, the route will share the inspiring lifestyle, culture, and stories of Sherpas, the Himalayan Heros. You will eat and sleep at their teahouses, knowing their philosophies about life. This trek will be a thought-changing experience of Everest Base Camp Trek. And these experiences will keep coming until you are in the Everest Region.
After trekking for more than a week in the picturesque Khumbu or Everest Region, enjoying the natural wonders of the place, and knowing the area's artistic side, you will finally arrive at Everest Base Camp. Everest Base Camp will bestow you with the stunning sights of Mt Everest, Lhotse, other adjacent peaks, and glaciers to thank you for trekking.
The next day, you will trek down Kala Patthar(5,545m), a must-visit view station of Mt Everest and other majestic peaks. Kalapatthar will feed your eyes with enough pictures of Mt Everest for the rest of your life. And this is where the long trek through Everest Region seems worth doing. You will have no regrets. Instead, you will enjoy the heavenly vistas and cheer with joy.

The journey back to Lukla will start following the visit to Kala Patthar and Everest Base Camp. You will trek via the same region, enjoying similar things once again. Due to more descending trails, the trek also becomes more accessible and quicker. Passing via Namche Bazaar, Phakding, and other villages, you will return to Lukla to complete the Everest Base Camp Trek distance of 130km. What a trek it will be! And taking a flight back to Kathmandu, you will sum up the once in lifetime experience trek.
In a nutshell, Everest Base Camp Trek is the ultimate trek for any avid trekker. This trek's adventures are like no other treks far out. It is a unique experience that has been the number one wish of adventurers around the globe for a long time.

Everest Base Camp Trek Packages for 2022/2023

You must know why you should opt for the Everest Base Camp(EBC) Trek itinerary. But here is something more you need to know as well. You can reach the roots of Mt Everest on various routes other than standard Everest Base Camp. So here, we'll mention some of our other best Everest Base Camp Trek Packages 2022/2023 that lead to the base camp.

First, we have also been running Everest Trek Via Jiri, a classic trail to Mt Everest. The first use of this trek was by the early explorers of Mt Everest, including Tenzing Norgay and Edmund Hillary. It will be a chance to follow their footprints by adding more days to the EBC trek. 

Likewise, Three High Passes Trekking is an ultimate trail around Everest. Along with Everest Base Camp, you will explore the region's three high mountain passes and more. Gokyo Chola Pass Trekking, another EBC option, is more like the three-pass trek. It reaches Gokyo Valley, Cho La Pass, and Everest Base Camp. These two packages are the perfect options for adventure and challenge lovers.

Our team operates other Everest Base Camp-related Trek Packages: Phaplu to Everest Base Camp Trek, Everest Base Camp Camp Luxury Trek, Everest Base Camp Trek, and Return by Helicopter Gokyo Chola Pass Trekking. All of these treks will happen via Everest Base Camp. However, you will explore something more than just the base camp on these packages. Lastly, you can also attend the Everest Base Camp Helicopter, a one-day plan to reach the base via a helicopter. 

Follow the link or call us to learn about these Everest Base Camp Trek Packages. 

Best Time for Everest Base Camp Trek 

Now, you've reached out to find the best time to do the trek. First, we'll tell you everything you need to know about the best times for doing Nepal Everest Base Camp Trek.

Let's get straight into it. 

Of all four seasons, Autumn and Spring are the two leading times for undoing the Everest Base Camp Trek map. These two seasons provide exceptional conditions for doing a trek. That is why these two are peak trekking seasons in Nepal.  

However, Winter and Monsoon are a little tricky. The Everest Base Camp Trek difficulty level gets scaled due to the unstable weather conditions of the two seasons. Yet, it is entirely possible to trek in Winter and Monsoon. If you want to trek during these two times, we can guide you the right way. Just let us know. 

For now, let's talk about Autumn and Spring individually.  

Everest Base Camp Trek in Autumn (September, October, November)

Autumn signals the beginning of a trekking season in Nepal. It arrives in Nepal in September, just after the end of the Monsoon. With the arrival of Autumn, Nepal's trekking routes start to get alive again. The rain-washed trail and landscapes are so good to see and enjoy. And the season continues until November. 

Being a post-monsoon season, Autumn is a picturesque time to travel anywhere. And Nepal's Everest Region is the best place to enjoy the season's colors. You will get crystal-clear, snow-loaded sights of Mt Everest, Cho Oyu, Lhotse, and Ama Dablam. The varied landscapes of the region also shine brightly after the rainy season.

Moreover, Autumn in Nepal has the perfect temperature for trekking. You get a moderately warm climate to trek under the sun. The sun will brightly guide you on the trail during the day; however, the temperature drops during dark hours. Otherwise, Autumn has ideal weather for a walk in the Everest Region. Therefore, it is the best time for Everest Base Camp Trek.

Overall, Autumn is best for doing Everest Base Camp Trek. You will get the best conditions to enjoy the boundless beauty of the trek.        

Everest base camp Trek in Spring (March, April, May)

Now let's talk about Spring, the second-best time for Everest Base Camp Trek. It begins in March and ends in May in Nepal. This season is a post-winter season, which means it arrives only after the departure of the coldest season. Thankfully, Winter leaves a considerable amount of snow in the mountains for the visitors to enjoy during Spring. 

Other than snowy mountains, Spring is known for flowering Rhododendron and other flowers. The trails of Nepal, which are with varied Rhododendrons, turn vibrant this season, becoming a great treat to the eyes. Similarly, Spring in Nepal has a warm temperature for hiking in the mountains. You'll love walking in a pleasant climate. 

Moreover, Spring is an excellent time for Everest Base Camp Trek and treks like Everest Three High Passes Trekking, Gokyo Lake Trek with Renjo La Pass, and others. So you will get the best weather conditions for trekking in Nepal in Spring. 

If Spring in Nepal is about to begin, don't wait for another one. Instead, book the Mount Everest Base Camp Trek for the upcoming Spring before it gets late.    

Everest Base Camp Trek Cost 

the Everest base camp trek cost is probably the most important thing for this trek. The Mount Everest Base Camp Trek packages 2022/2023 cost ranges from US$1000 to US$1290 per person. It depends on the joining you are doing.  

There are two types of joining, Group Joining and Private Joining. In group joining, you will join a group of random trekkers. Whereas in private consolidation, you will have your people. The difference is down below: 

Group Joining Everest Base Camp Trek

On Group Joining Everest Base Camp Trek, you will join a group of trekkers like you across the globe. The group joining trek is economical and safer than the solo treks. In a group, you will share the journey and the cost of the guide, accommodation, and other expenses. And at the end of the expedition, you will save some bucks and make new friends.

Group Joining is the best option if you are a budget traveler in no group for Everest Base Camp Trek. The group joining Mount Everest Base Camp Trek costs USD 1290 per person. You can contact us to know about the group joining EBC Trek. 

Private Group Everest Base Camp Trek

Private Group means you will do a trek with your group. Being in a group is a better option. You will have a great time in the Everest Region with your close ones. 

Plus, you will get discounts on Everest Base Camp Trek costs. The more people in your group, the heavier deal you get. Nevertheless, you need at least two and 15 individuals in your group to get discounts. 

The cost of Everest Base Camp Trek is as below:

No of the People in a groupPrice Per Person
1-2US$ 1100
3-6US$ 1080

Everest Base Camp Trek Difficulty Level

Most of the beautiful journeys are complex. That is why it is said difficult roads often lead to beautiful destinations. Everest Base Camp Camp Trek's route is one such road. The trail, however, can be easy-peasy for the skilled and well-trained trekkers. Otherwise is a moderate-rated trek that has specific difficulties. Nevertheless, any trekker will experience them on the trail.

The complex parts of Everest Base Camp Trek are its total distance, trail's nature, rough terrain, steep uphills, high elevations, and cold weather. However, if you complete preparation, these complex parts become easy. 

Altogether, you will trek for around 130km (80miles). While trekking, you have to cross regular steep ups and rapid downs. The trail is rougher the higher you go. And the high elevation can slow and affect your body at times. Also, the harsh temperature during dark hours can be a hassle. Altogether, Everest Base Camp Trek is a demanding trek requiring specific training and preparation. If you have prior trekking experience, that is even better.  

Everest Base Camp Trek Training

You must train hard for Everest Base Camp Trek, but you must be consistent. The EBC trek involves 5-6 hrs of a walk every day on a steep trail. So it would be best if you improve your physical endurance level for the daily walk of the trek. Jogging, cycling, swimming, hiking, and running are some options. Similarly, add cardio training to your routine if you are a gym lover. And mental conditioning is also quite crucial for the trek. So make sure you prepare well. Doing all of these activities at least two months ahead of your trek day will make you a fit for it.     

Everest Base Camp Trekking Permits Cost

Everest Base Camp Trek 2022/2023 will require two trekking permits for you to join the journey. First, you need to have Khumbu Pasang Lhamu Rural Area Entry Permit. It is a license to enter the restricted area in the region by the Nepal government. The permit costs NPR 2000 per pax. 

Likewise, you will require a permit to enter Sagarmatha National Park. The Sagarmatha National Park Entry Permit permit costs NPR 3000 per pax. Again, we arrange these permits for our valued clients in advance.    

Everest Base Camp Trek Distance

Everest Base Camp Trek Distance is 130km(80miles) if you start and end the trek in Lukla. The standard Everest Base Camp Trek's distance runs via Lukla, Phakding, Namche Bazaar, Tengboche, Dingboche, Gorakshep, Everest Base Camp Kala Patthar, and back to Lukla. On average, you will cover around 3 to 8km every day.  

Food and Accommodation During Everest Base Camp Trek

Depending on your choice, you can have varied food and accommodation during EBC Trek. The trek is one of the most developed trails in the Himalayas. So you can expect essential luxurious food and place on the expedition.

You will have a wide range of cafes, teahouses, and restaurants to serve you food. There you can have popular cuisines such as Chinese and Continental. Dal Bhat, a local recipe, is a must-try food of the trek. Moreover, you can expect pizza, pasta, noodles, spaghetti, dumplings, soup, eggs, etc. You will eat meals made by locals on fire, which taste mouthwatering. 

Regarding accommodation, the standard of the places varies from the most basic to the lavish ones. You'll get plenty of accommodation options in most parts of the trek. However, the options may be limited and more minor in the higher parts of the region. Expect to have suitable lodgings while in Namche Bazaar, Phakding, and Tengboche than in the other sections of the trail. We recommend our Everest base camp luxury trek for better food and accommodation.

Best Everest Base camp Trek Operating Companies in Nepal 

If you are looking for the best Everest Base Camp Trek companies, your search might end here. Mountain Rock Treks is a team of expert and experienced people guiding visitors around Nepal. Our packages are handcrafted to provide the best travel experience to the doers. 

Similarly, we believe in tourism for everyone, responsible tourism, and eco-tourism. These beliefs make us unique in the crowd. Our highly competitive costs and discounts are worth considering. The local sherpas of our team will guide you to Everest Base Camp in a unique style. We can call ourselves one of the best Everest Base Camp Trek Companies you can choose for all these real reasons.    

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We will wake up early and move to the airport after our flight to Lukla. Lukla airport is known as the second most dangerous airport globally, so we will undoubtedly have one of the most thrilling flights of our life. Upon reaching Lukla, we will see the change in scenery, and the Himalayan landscape becomes quite prominent along with stimulating freshness in the air. We will begin trekking through a forested trail to reach the Cheplung village. Finally, we will descend to the Dudh Koshi River Valley, where Phakding village is located. Phakding will welcome us with a glimpse of Mt. Kusum Kanguru (6,367 m).
 

  • Lodge
  • Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • 3-4 Hours
  • 2652 Meters

After having a warm breakfast, we will begin trekking on the main trail to take us to Namche Bazar, the biggest Sherpa village in the Khumbu region. On the way, we will go through small towns like Jorsale and Monjo. Moreover, Monjo is the entry point of the Sagarmatha National Park, and we will trek through the national park, which increases our chances of coming across wildlife. The trail will include pristine rivers, alpine woods, small streams, and forests of pine & cedar. 
 

  • Lodge
  • Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • 5-6 Hours
  • 3440 Meters

It will be our rest day so that our body can get acclimatized to the altitude we have gained in the past few days. We will begin our day with a delicious breakfast. After that, we will hike to Syangboche Airstrip, where we will get to see the full view of Namche Bazar and snow-capped mountains. Further, we will walk to the famous Everest View Hotel, which offers a beautiful view of Mt. Everest (8,848 m) and other Himalayan mountains. Later that day, we will visit the Everest Photo Gallery and Sherpa Culture Museum.

  • Lodge
  • Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • 4-5 hours
  • 3440 Meters

Dudh Koshi River and Imja Khola. Tengboche is a beautiful village surrounded by high hills covered with gorgeous rhododendron bushes. Here, we will visit the Tengboche monastery, one of the biggest and oldest monasteries in the Khumbu region. We will get to see stunning views of Mt. Everest (8,848 m), Mt. Ama Dablam (6,812 m), Mt. Lhotse (8,516 m), and many other mountains. 

  • Lodge
  • Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • 5-6 Hours
  • 3800

We will cross the Imja River over a suspension bridge and continue our trek toward Dingboche. First, we will come across Pangboche village. Then, we will trek through a forested trail and reach Dingboche, the Summer Valley of the Khumbu region. We will get to see striking views of Mt. Lhotse (8,516 m), Mt. Ama Dablam (6,812 m), Island Peak (6,189 m), and many other snow-capped mountains from here. 

  • Lodge
  • Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • 6-7 Hours
  • 4360 Meters

It is our second rest day. We will spend the day exploring the village and its nearby areas. After having breakfast, we will hike to a hilltop located 5,100 meters above Dingboche at the edge of Chhukung village. The hike will be steep and demands a little more energy. From the top, we will get to see outstanding himalayas views of Kangtega (6,782 m), Taboche Peak (6,542 m),  Lobuche East (6,119 m), Lobuche West (6,145 m), Ama Dablam (6,812 m), and Thamserku (6,623 m). If the weather is clear, we will also see the stunning view of Mt. Makalu (8,481 m), the fifth highest mountain in the world. After spending some at the top, we will return to Dingboche to spend our night.

  • Lodge
  • Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • 3 Hours
  • 4,360 Meters

We will trek and reach Dhungla. Then, the trail will take us just above Pheriche. After that, the route will take us and the Khumbu glacier moraine. We will see views of mountains like Mt. Pumori (7,161 m), Mt. Lingtren (6,749 m), and numerous mountains along the way. After we cross the glacier, we will see the view of Mt. Nuptse.

  • Lodge
  • Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • 5-6 Hours
  • 4940 Meters

Here comes the most awaited day of our trip. Today, we will wake up early and have breakfast. After that, we will begin walking gradually along the side of the Khumbu Glacier. After trekking for around 2 to 3 hours, we will reach Gorakshep, which used to be the initial base camp of Mt. Everest. Then, we will ascend to Everest Base Camp's edge. Along the way to the Everest base camp, we will get to see breathtaking views of the Khumbu Icefall, Mt. Everest (8,848 m), Mt. Lhotse (8,516 m), and Mt. Nuptse (7,861 m), Mt. Lingtren (6,749 m), and many others. After spending some time at the Everest Base Camp, we will return to Gorakshep, where we will spend the night. 

  • Lodge
  • Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • 7-8 Hours
  • 5364 Meters

We will wake up early and begin trekking towards Kala Patthar. Kala Patthar is a viewpoint from where we will get to witness 360-degree views of Mt. Everest (8,848 m) along with captivating views of  Nuptse (7,861 m), Lhotse (8,516 m), Ama Dablam (6,812 m), Pumori (7,161 m), Thamserku (6,623 m), and many other Himalayan mountains. Upon reaching Kala Patthar, we will see fantastic sunrise amidst Mt. Everest and other peaks. After spending some time at the Kala Patthar, we will return to Gorakshep and descend to Pheriche, where we will spend our night.
Overnight in the lodge

  • Lodge
  • Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • 7-8 Hours
  • 4280 Meters

After breakfast, we will trek following the Imja River down to Tengboche. We will go through small villages, pine & rhododendron forests, and small streams. From Tengboche, we will descend to Phungki Thanka and pass by Kyung Juma before reaching Namche Bazar. Throughout the trial, we will enjoy a lovely view of the Himalayan landscape. 

  • Lodge
  • Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • 6-7 Hours
  • 3440 Meters

After having breakfast, we will trek back to Lukla via Phakding. We pretty much follow the same trail. We will begin our trek by descending steeply and crossing a suspension bridge. After that, we will come across several chortens, mani walls, small gompas, and colorful prayer flags. Further, we will ascend through a dense forest of pine & rhododendron and reach Lukla, our last destination for the day.

 

  • Lodge
  • Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • 5-6 Hours
  • 2800 Meters

We will wake up and have our last breakfast with a view of the Himalayas. After that, we will fly back to Kathmandu. The flight will be short and offer scenic views of the Himalayan mountains. Upon reaching Kathmandu, we will move to our hotel. The rest of the day is free for us to relax and explore independently. 

  • Not Included
  • Breakfast
  • 2 Hours
  • 1400 Meters

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Cost Details

Includes

  • Airport / Hotel / Airport pick up & drop by private vehicle.
  • All your stander Meals (breakfast, lunch, and dinner) during the trek.
  • Tea House hotel accommodation during the trek.
  • A highly experienced, helpful, and friendly Government license holder Guide his food, accommodation, salary, insurance, equipment, and medicine.
  • Round Trip flight fare (Kathmandu - Lukla-Kathmandu)
  • Kathmandu & domestic airport taxes in Kathmandu and Lukla airport for groups and crews.
  • National Park permits.
  • TIMS (Trekker's Information Management System)
  • All ground transportation.
  • All our government taxes.
  • Official expanse.

Excludes

  • Your travel insurance. (Compulsory)
  • No meal and accommodation in Kathmandu.
  • Potter.
  • International airfare.
  • Nepal entry visa fee.
  • Items of a personal nature include alcoholic drinks, cold drinks, and laundry.
  • Personal trekking Equipment.
  • Tips for guide and potter etc.

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Essential Info

 Travel insurance for Everest Base Camp Trek

When going for a trek to the Everest region, you need to take all types of insurance. It would help if you took all the insurance for your safety. It includes medical insurance and accidental insurance. 

For the safety of our guests considering the Everest Base Camp Trek, we strongly advise them to get travel insurance. During Everest Base Camp Trekking, you will be experiencing a remote location. Therefore, we will be forced to deploy an airlift to provide you with immediate medical care in an accident or any unforeseen medical emergency (which seldom occurs).

Until travel insurance or the Passenger commits to pay the fee to pay the costs, rescue providers, particularly emergency evacuation service providers, do not get ready. As a result, travel insurance is essential when walking to Everest's base camp.

Packing List for Everest Base Camp Trek

The following is the list of the things and equipment that we will need to carry with us when you are heading on the journey. 

1. For the upper part of the body

Hat: You'll need a nice, wide-brimmed trekking hat to keep the sun off your face. Lightweight, simple to carry, and neck-covering styles are the best. The primary reason for wearing a hat while trekking is to protect yourself from the sun while you're out on the trail.

Headlamp: Along with the hat, it is better to carry a headlamp with you during the trek. Headlamps are lights that are worn on a person's head. Due to their hands-free operation, these gadgets are great for trekking and hiking. It's ideal to have your hands free when hiking so you can deal with anything Mother Nature throws at you or pull your stuff. At night, trails can be hard to navigate. These footprints generally incorporate pebbles, tree roots, twigs, and even animals and resemble an uncharted maze. These hazards can be dangerous, and having your hands free allows you to catch yourself, move obstacles, sprint, or fend off an enraged rabbit on the track.

Woolen Hat: When you move to higher elevations, you get a high chance of being caught by cold. So, it is suggested to carry a woolen hat with you for your protection. Not every hat is equally suitable for trekking, so it is safer to take a woolen hat; it will be available with you if you need it. 

Sun Protecting Hat: Day during your trial can be sunny, and the rays directly showered upon you. It will protect UV rays from entering your skin. We must be more careful regarding our heads and protect the scalp from sunburn and skin cancer. 

Sunglasses: As we move towards high altitude, the atmospheric layer becomes thinner, which increases exposure to harmful rays because the capacity to filter these rays becomes less. Therefore, we need to carry sunglasses to protect our eyes from harmful rays.

2. Body Part

  • Waterproof jackets and trousers: Rain on the path is always possible, especially if you intend to hike between June and September (we strongly advise against walking in the region). We recommend bringing rain gear with you as a precaution, preferably a gore-tex membrane hardshell jacket. An inexpensive pair of waterproof pullovers will typically be enough for pants.
  • T-shirt: It is suggested to wear light clothes during trekking to avoid extreme sweating and discomfort. A t-shirt is best to wear during such trips. 
  • Clothing: Layering is a significant walk component due to the considerable fluctuation in altitude and temperature. You'll be able to quickly adapt to the climate and be comfortable and safe if you can add and remove layers of clothes while trekking. If you intend on hiking during the cooler winter months of December through February, you'll want to bring some extra layers.
  • Gloves: You will need to carry your gloves with you because gloves will help protect your hands from sweat, extreme weather conditions, and other inconvenient situations that may cause discomfort and injury.

Lower Body Clothing

  • Thermal Inners: Thermal inners are insulators between your body and the surrounding cold air. They trap body heat and prevent heat loss. Use the ones generally made with polyester or give extra comfort and flexibility.
  • Trousers: A full-length pair of trekking trousers provides solid path protection, preventing cuts and scratches from prickly plants, twigs, rocks, and other hazards. This allows you to travel calmly while trekking without the sound of rustling plants and enables you to get near to animals without making a nuisance.
  • Down Jacket: One of the most significant purchases you'll make is a down jacket. On a hiking or climbing journey throughout the journey, having the correct warm, insulating layer may make or break your pleasure level. When you are heading for a trek in the Everest region, You must include a down jacket in your packing list. 

3. Footwears

  • Trekking Boots: Trekking boots are necessary as they are specifically designed to protect the foot and ankles during long-distance trekking. They are one of the essential items of trekking as they can determine a trekker's ability to walk long distances without injury.
  • Socks: A trekking sock is essential for avoiding blisters. Unlike a weak, stinking cotton sock, a hiking hose will not continually brush against the back of your foot and will give substantial protection from friction caused by your shoe. The socks maintain a constant temperature for the feet. Socks are incredibly soft and comfortable on foot.

4. Other Types of Equipment for Trekking 

  • Trekking Poles: Trekking poles intersperse your arms and shoulders into the trekking movement, allowing you to use better muscles to force yourself uphill and control your downhill. The result is an expansion in rate without an accumulation in leg soreness.
  • First Aid Kids: First aid kits are a must-have for every trekker. They help you with necessary treatment during the trial. Thus to minimize the risk of infection or injury severity, we must take it with ourselves. A well-stocked kit contains items that treat burns, injuries, scrapes, and cuts.
  • Sleeping Bags: Though we will be staying in hotels and there will be services, still take no risk and carry a sleeping bag with you. If you want the best night's sleep on the trail, it is recommended to take your sleeping bags with you.
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  • Personal Bags: When going on an outdoor trek, you want to be sure that you'll be comfortable the entire time. A bag is fundamental if you're hiking a long and challenging walk. The type of trekking backpack you use will significantly impact how pleasant your adventure will be. If you're carrying many goods, you'll need a bag that distributes the weight properly, so you don't get tired soon.

Altitude Sickness and Prevention for Everest Base Camp Trek

Altitude sickness refers to symptoms that occur when your body is exposed to a higher elevation for an extended length of time.

When traveling to higher altitudes, there is a maximum chance of suffering from AMS (Acute mountain sickness).

When people are traveling and rising or being moved to a higher level fast, altitude sickness is prevalent. The lower the air pressure and oxygen levels are, the higher you climb. Our bodies can handle the change, but it will take time for them to acclimate. Preventing altitude sickness also requires staying hydrated. During your climb, drink plenty of water. Climb at a comfortable speed for you. It's also crucial to remember that even if you're taking acetazolamide, you might still experience altitude sickness. The drug will not help you if you already have symptoms. The only effective cure is to descend to a lower altitude.

So to prevent AMS, we will take two acclimatization breaks every thousand meters. We will trek at the higher altitude but sleep in, the lower to cure this altitude sickness. If we suffered from acute mountain sickness, we would take rest immediately at the same place. We will drink more liquid to stay hydrated, like soup and water, to energize. If the case starts to get worse, we will have to take rescue by helicopter.

Passport and Visa

A passport is the most crucial need when we are out on our trip. We need to take at least one copy of our passport and visa. We will get the access before we arrive. A Nepal visa is required to visit the Everest region. You can receive a ticket on arrival at the main entry points, but if you like to be prepared, you may apply for a Nepal visa ahead of time. Most essential, you must have your passport and two passport-size pictures. You'll also need to obtain a Mountaineering License (Everest climbing permit) from the Tibet Mountaineering Association if you intend to go to the advanced base camp of Everest. 

Banking and ATM on Everest Base Camp Trek

Typically our package is enclosed with food and accommodation, so, for personal use, you might need cash. However, there is less chance of getting an ATM. Therefore, you will need to carry some money before heading out for the trek. We have two ATMs on the Everest route, but this might not always work because of the satellite. Lukla and Namche Bazaar are the only two stations on the Everest Base Camp route where ATMs are available.

Guides, Porters, And Tipping System in Nepal

Our Everest Base Camp trekking guide porters will be fully insured and knowledgeable about the Everest region journey, not only Everest Base Camp. We have been helping and promoting local people from the beginning of the Everest Region Trek. For your trekking trips in Nepal, we guarantee that we will offer you outstanding guides and skilled porters.

 Local Guides are English-speaking locals who will accompany you on the path for the duration. They won't carry your baggage, but they will be able to answer your questions and provide information about the location as you go. 

It is always suggested that you take a guide with you. Because when traveling at a high elevation, you might suffer from AMS if you are not much familiarised with treks guide will be very supportive to you. 

During the journey, porters will carry your luggage for you. They speak very little English and will be unable to comprehend any inquiries you may pose. To help you travel freely, you can take your porter with you to help you carry your things. 

As for Tipping, It will cost you 10percent of the total cost. This ten percent is further distributed as 60 to the guide and forty to the porter.

Everest Base Camp trek food and accommodation

Accommodation

The Everest Base Camp climb is a lodge hike. You will spend the night at a clean and pleasant lodge managed by a local family. A tiny room with two twin beds and a separate bathroom with a familiar washroom facility may be available in higher-elevation lodges. Carry a decent sleeping bag to remain warm because the lodge's blanket will not suffice. We have both luxury and basic accommodation.

 We can get luxury accommodations are Lukla, Phakding, Manjo, Namche, Everest view hotel, and Debuche. Rest at other places we can get better accommodation but not like these places.  

 Our Everest Base Camp trek package includes three meals (breakfast, lunch, and supper) during the expedition. 

Food

All meals are prepared according to the lodge's menu. Usually, there is a multi-cuisine option on the menu. Pizza, burgers, fish & chips, freshly made coffee, bakery products, and other items are available in Lukla and Namche Bazaar. Namche Bazar and Lukla have several options for food, but mostly you can only find regular food. 

The Everest view hotel provides outstanding tea and foods services to the trekkers. In addition, you may order a warm, and nutritious breakfast, lunch, or supper made using locally sourced organic ingredients. The menu ranges from western to Indian and regional cuisines.

 For breakfast, you must have traditional Tibetan bread and bread/ Chapati. There is also a large selection of hot soup alternatives. In addition, pancakes, oatmeal, muesli, and omelets are all available.

Similarly, hot drinking water is available for refilling your reusable water bottle in lodges and tea shops. (Nepali cuisine, freshly prepared and sanitary)

Booking terms and conditions for Everest Base Camp Trek

For booking we are flexible, but when you confirm you have to pay 25- 30 percent and the rest, you can spend on arrival. We don't have any hidden charges. 

Note:- If you plan to join a group, we have different terms and conditions for this, and you can contact us.

Our reservations are made through Mountain Rock Treks & Expedition Pvt. Ltd. To reserve a package, fill out a Booking Form and send it to the Company with your deposits and insurance payment (if applicable). You will be required to pay a non-refundable deposit of 25% of the trip fee at booking for all trips. You can pay the remaining balance after arriving in Kathmandu and before the tour departs.

The Company or its Agent should receive the non-refundable deposit. Tailor-made vacations with the Company may demand a larger deposit or full payment at booking. If a deposit is required in addition to that specified in this section, the firm will notify you at the time of booking. You can use a bank transfer or a credit card deposit to secure a reservation (Visa or MasterCard). Follow the instructions on the reservation form.

Last-minute booking for Everest Base Camp Trek

We are flexible on booking. However, when it comes to last-minute cancellations, we are non-refundable. So if you want to join one of our Everest Base Camp Trek packages at the last minute, you must pay the total package price to secure your spot.

We'll do our best to get things in order at the last minute. Make sure you arrive in Kathmandu at least a day before the adventure begins. Further for information, please get in touch with us directly.

A Client's cancellation must be in writing and confirmed by the Company. The cancellation price will be determined by the date the Company or its Agents receives the cancellation request.

If you decide to cancel at the last minute after you have confirmed it, you will forfeit the 25% payment. Likewise, if you choose to cancel your trip after it has begun for any reason, you will lose the whole trip cost. Unfortunately, we don't provide refunds once you've started your journey.

It is strongly recommended that the Client purchase termination insurance at the time of booking.

Travel Tips for Everest Base Camp Trek ( Electricity, Internet, ATM, Luggage, tipping, personal expenses)

There is no electricity in all those places, so it's better to have your backup. As for backup, we can still use battery and chargers, but you need to pay extra charges for that. In the lodges, there are charging kiosks where you may set your gadgets. But, again, you might have to pay a small fee for the service. So bring extra chargers or a solar charger with you.

There might not be internet facilities in all places for the internet so that you can use data.

You might also need to pay additional charges to use the internet facility. The internet connectivity along the trekking path is spotty at best, and it only gets worse as you climb higher. Please don't get caught up in sharing the adventure; instead, try to enjoy it as much as possible.. 

So it is recommended to have your cash for your expenses. You can use it for electricity, internet, and other additional costs like bakeries and pastries and money for tipping. Because there are no ATMs above Namche Bazar, bring extra cash to spend while walking. On the road, you may require some money to purchase more beverages, food, or amenities such as a hot shower, internet, etc. 

You ripped extra baggage for free in the hotel's locker room. Each trekker can bring up to 10 kilograms of hiking gear (carried by porters).

Tipping will not be included in the cost of our EBC trek package because it is required. However, the guide and porter anticipate some. 

Keep some cash on hand if you want to buy souvenirs, food, or beverages. Other costs, like travel insurance and foreign flight tickets, are not included in our package price. For further details, see our cost includes and exclusions section.

Lukla flight and cancellation on Everest Base Camp Trek

We have very unpredictable weather in the Himalayas, so our flight will be unscheduled some of the time. But sometimes, because of the weather, our flight will be delayed or canceled. We will have other options to take a helicopter for both case go and back or postpone for the next time, so better to have added one or two days after the trip to ensure your international flight wouldn't be disturbed. 

Due to inclement weather, flights from Kathmandu to Lukla/Kathmandu may be delayed or canceled for a day. Even in the finest season, something may happen. As a result, Mountain rock treks and expeditions always recommend staying an extra night in Kathmandu. If your vacation goes well, you may be able to take a Kathmandu city tour and purchase souvenirs.

If you need to cancel your journey to Lukla, we will rebook you on the next available flight. Alternatively, if you prefer to rent a helicopter to Lukla, we can assist you with that as well.

How Tough/Difficult is the Everest Region Trek?

As for the treks done in the Everest region, We have various treks packages. Some are easy, and some are moderate and difficult as well. 

List of the treks done in the Everest region along with their nature. 

  1. Everest view trek (EASY)
  2. Gokyo valley trek (EASY)
  3. Everest base camp trek (MODERATE)
  4. Ranjo la pass trek (MODERATE)
  5. Gokyo lake and Gokyo Ri trek (MODERATE)
  6. Three high passes trek (DIFFICULT)
  7. Everest base camp luxury lodge trek (DIFFICULT)
  8. Everest trek via Gokyo lake and Cho la pass trek (DIFFICULT)

FAQs

  • Q1. Do I really need to purchase Trek Package and rescue insurance?

    Yes, trip insurance is not a compulsion for the trek. But it can be a savior in the case of any emergencies and unprecedented times. Travel insurance covers various costs that can happen during emergencies. So, it is better to have one. We recommend this trip to all trekkers who come to Everest base camp.

     

  • Yes, the solo trek is entirely safe on Everest. But solo treks can sometimes be tedious and difficult. You will be on your own, and you have to find everything from the trail to the hotel by yourself. That will drain so much energy. Thus, it is better to go on a group trek with a local guide and local company. Contact us for Our regular Group Depatures via WhatApps or Email.

     

  • You will get immediate assistance from our experienced team and medical-equipped guides. If it is not severe, you will rest in the lower region for recovery. However, we will arrange an emergency helicopter rescue if the situation is out of hand.  

  • There is no exact record of the death numbers on EBC Trek. However, there have been deaths since the commencement of the legendary route. Most of those deaths are either due to altitude sickness, Solo trekkers or prior health issues. Yet, the death rate is quite near zero. 

  • Everest Base Camp, the southern base camp(Nepal side), is located at an altitude of 5,364m(17,598ft). The Nepal Everest Base Camp Trek reaches 5,555m(Kala Patthar).   

  • Everest Base Camp Trek Difficulty level mainly relies on its distance, elevation gain, trail's nature, and weather conditions. The trek can be a comfortable hike for skilled and experienced trekkers. But, at the same time, it is hard for someone who has no prior experience of trekking in the Himalayas. So it depends on your experience level.  

  • It depends on the type of trek you want to have. If you're going to do a regular EBC trek, the Everest Base Camp Trek Cost is US$ 1290. Similarly, if you're going to do a luxurious one, that will cost you US$ 2320. Or, if you're going to have a helicopter return, the Everest Base Camp Trek cost is US$ 2499. So it counts on your choice. We offer some discounts as well. Reach us for detailed information about the cost of the trek.  

  • The Everest Base Camp Trek distance is around 130km, i.e., 80 miles, starting and ending in Lukla. However, the Everest Base Camp Trek distance does not include different hikes that you may do during acclimatization or free days in Everest Region. 

Client Reviews

  • Everest base camp Experience

    I booked Mountain Rock trek and expedition for my trek to Everest Base Camp, and it was terrific. My guide was very kind and knew everything there was to know about the mountains. More importantly, Dipak, the organizer, was just amazing. His knowledge base and connections made for an enjoyable, culturally rich, and smooth trek. 

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    MullerGermanyMarch 18, 2022
  • nature and Himalayas with mountain rock trek

    Everest base camp trekking was a life-changing journey for me. The environment, life, and people on the trail were so different from us. Diverse in kind of so beautiful, fascinating, and kind. All those villages like Namche Bazaar, Tengboche, Dingboche, etc., were charming. The most fascinating to me was the daily life of the locals in these villages. It was so simple yet so intriguing. Kudos to Mountain Rock Trek for organizing the trip so smoothly. 

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    NatzDenmarkDecember 24, 2019
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