• Everest Base Camp Trek

Everest Base Camp Trek

Overview

Trip Facts

  •    Country: Nepal
  •    Trip grade: Difficult
  •    Destination: Nepal
  •    Activities: Trekking and Hiking
  •    Accommodation: Hotels in City/ Lodges in trek
  •    Meals: Breakfast in city, All meals in Trek
  •    Maximum altitude: 5555m
  •    Group size: 2 to 25 Person in 1 group
  •    Best Season: Spring and Autumn

Trip Higlights

World dangerous airport Drama takes on/off in Lukla airport.
Acute Mountain Sickness(AMS) friendly itinerary.
Local Sherpa Culture and tradition.
Numerous High suspension Hanging Bridges?
Nearest view of Himalayas en-route to Everest Base Camp.
The highest Base camp of highest Mountain (Top of the world).
Amazing view of Mount Everest Sunrise or Sunset from Kala Pathar(5545m).

Trip Information

Everest Base Camp Trek is on the buckle list of many hikers. Every year lots of trekkers around the world visit Nepal to trek EBC. The base camp is located at a higher elevation of 5545m. But it is not so difficult to conquer this trek. Trekking to EBC follows the path along with several Sherpa villages, ancient traditional Buddhist monasteries, colorful prayer flags, Stone Buddhist carvings, Prayer wheels, and so on. Further, on the way, you will also cross several suspension bridges. Continuing the trek towards the higher elevation lets you relish the beauty of Buckwheat and Potato farming. As the Everest Base Camp Trek route lies inside the Sagarmatha National Park, you will also get to observe varieties of flora and fauna on this trek.
Majestic mountains, diverse fauna and flora, the world’s biggest glacier, unique Sherpa culture, hundreds of monasteries, stupas, and the Tibetan arts make your journey highly heart-touching. On top of that, the heartwarming hospitality of the locals of Khumbu makes your Everest Base Camp Trek more reminiscing and exciting. The climax of this trekking is to see the 360-degree view of various mountains, including the worlds’ highest Mt Everest (8848m), Mt. Lhotse (8516m), and Mt. Makalu (8462m) from Kala Patthar (5545m). The highest point that we can reach while joining this trek is Kalapatthar.
Conquering the summit of Everest is really a daunting task and requires a high level of fitness and trekking experience. Despite having the dream to reach the Everest summit, due to lack of climbing experience and oxygen in the higher altitude, lots of tourists cannot conquer the Everest summit. However, those who have the dream to enjoy the beauty of Everest from close and have a normal fitness level, and are less experienced, can opt for the Everest Base Camp Trek. We have a 95% succession rate to reach Everest Base Camp, so you can join us to complete a safe and happy Trek.
In planning the itinerary, we have considered the pace of ascending and rest days to ensure that you can acclimatize to the high altitudes and enjoy your trekking most. If you like longer trekking, we can start from Jiri which is just an 8-hour driving away from Kathmandu. This route enables you to acclimatize the high altitudes slowly but you need a longer holiday. If you want a greater challenge, we can offer you EBC trekking with the Gokyo Lake and Chola Pass. The easiest and shortest way to EBC is by an exciting return flight between Kathmandu and Lukla.

If you cannot trek such long trekking and hiking in EBC you can book our packages of Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour with Landing.

EBC Trek short Itinerary:
Day 01: Arrival day in Kathmandu Transfer to your respective hotel. (1400m/4600feet)
Day 02: Fly from Kathmandu to Lukla and Trek to Phakding (2610m/ 8563feet){9 Kilometer 4 hours}
Day 03: Trek from Phakding village to Namchebazaar the gateway of Everest. {3440m/11286feet}{6 hours, 12 kilometers}
Day 04:  Acclimatization day in Namche. (Mission Himalaya Treks  Suggest Hike to Everest View hotel) (philosophy of hike higher sleep lower)(3880m/12729feet)
Day 05: Trek from Namche Bazaar to Tyangboche (5 to 6 hours 10 Kilometer){3867m/12687feet)
Day 06: Trek from Tyangboche to Dingboche. ( 12 kilometers, 6 hours)(4410m/14470feet)
Day 07: Rest or Acclimatization day in Dingboche( MHT Suggest your day hike to Nagsarkang Peak or Chukung village)
Day 08: Trek from Dingboche to Lobuche( 12 kilometers, 7 hours)(4940m/12210feet)
Day 09: Trek from Lobuche to Gorakshep then afternoon hike to Everest Base Camp(5364m/17598feet) and back to Gorakshep(15 km approximately 8 hours)(5164m/16942ft)
Day 10: Hike from Gorakshep to Kalapatthar(5545m/18192feet) in the morning before sunrise and Trek back from Gorakshep to Pheriche( 13 kilometers, 8 hours)(4200m/13779feet)
Day 11, Trek from Pheriche to Namche Bazaar( 14km, 8 hours Approx.){3440m/11286feet}
Day 12, Trek back from Namche Bazaar to Lukla (15 km, 8 Hours)(2860m/9383feet)
Day 13, Flight Back to Kathmandu from Lukla. (1400m/4600feet)
Day 14: Leave Kathmandu and Back to your sweet home.
Best time for trekking to the Everest Base Camp
There are two main trekking seasons in Nepal Himalayas. We called them the Spring and Autumn season. Spring and Autumn are also sometimes referred to as pre and post-monsoon respectively.
Spring lasts from March to May in Nepal and is considered one of the best times to trek Everest Base Camp. The moderate temperature and stable weather during Spring offer you great visibility of mountains and the surrounding environment. Further walking along the trails full of rhododendron and other wildflowers leaves you with an awesome trekking experience.
Speaking of Autumn, it is the peak season for trekking in Nepal. It lies between September to December. In this season the weather remains stable and the sky remains clear so it is the most possible time to fly from and to Kathmandu, Lukla.
June July and August are the worst months for trekking in Everest Base Camp. Because at that time the unstable weather may cause the cancellation of several flights. Furthermore, clouds cover the snowy Himalayan ranges as a result of which many tourists cannot see the Himalayan ranges properly.
December to February is the cold season and snow season. A person who likes peace and quiet can choose this season but it's very cold.
Everest Base camp trek route
There are no direct roadways to reach Everest Base Camp from Kathmandu. To reach Everest Base Camp you have to first take a scenic flight from Kathmandu to Lukla. From Lukla, you can head towards Phakding to Namche Bazaar. Namche Bazaar is the gateway to most of the trekking in the Everest Region of Nepal. After taking the acclimatization rest at Namche, you can join the normal Everest Base Camp trek route.
If you want to avoid the Lukla flight and prefer more trekking adventures, then you can take a drive from Kathmandu to Jiri. From Jiri, you can join the classic Everest region trekking trail to reach Lukla. After reaching Lukla you can follow the normal traditional EBC trekking route. However, you need some extra days to reach Lukla from Jiri.
If you are willing to reach Everest Base Camp by crossing the Cho La Pass, Renzo La Pass, or Kong-ma La Pass you have to follow the routes other than the normal EBC trekking route.
Accommodation on the Trek of Everest Base Camp:
You will be staying at 3-star category hotels in Kathmandu and teahouses during the trekking period. All accommodations are on a twin-sharing basis. However, the single supplement will be provided at your request and will be an additional cost. But during the trekking period, a single supplement will be given if there and available in the lodges. Please do not expect high-standard rooms during your trekking period. If you are a single traveler in the higher elevation you need to share the room with other single trekkers like you (same-sex). In case we are not able to provide you single supplement we will refund your single supplement charge. We hope you understand the situation of trekking places. Please do not expect high-standard luxury lodges, you are in a remote place. They offer basic rooms for accommodation.
Some of the tea houses like Lukla, Phakding, Namche, Debuche, Pangboche, Pheriche, Dingboche, Monjo you can get the room with attached toilet. Furthermore, you can also get a hot shower, however, it takes some extra cost. This hot shower sometimes can be out of control because of solar and gas. But you can always use the toilet. If you want more comfort in the lower altitudes, then you can book the Luxury Everest Base Camp trek.
You can consult with your guide for your best accommodation prior to the trek.
Required experience and physical condition for Everest Base Camp.
According to the categorization of trekking, Everest Base Camp trekking is considered one of the moderate popular trekking in the world. Although this trek is moderate, some of the trekkers succeed to complete the whole trekking. But due to the high altitude and pain, some of them cannot complete it. The trekkers who can afford a 6-7 hours walk every day up and downhill can complete this trek.
It is possible to complete the EBC trek without any training and experience. However, training makes EBC trek much easier. Mission Himalaya Treks suggest the trekkers join exercise and jog every day at least 30 days prior to start this trek.EBC trekking is easy for those trekkers who have previous trekking experience in high-altitude environments. Mission Himalaya treks suggest you bring knee support. Big technical issues no necessary for this trek. If you have a blood disease, lung problem, and heart problem, then please consult with your doctor and inform us before booking this trek.
Due to the low oxygen level above 5000m altitude, it becomes quite difficult for trekkers to breathe while trekking. Therefore, altitude is the main reason for making this trek more difficult.
Trekking gear for Everest Trekking:
Clothing:
Boots and spare laces, Light shoes/trainers, Down jacket, Fleece or sweater, Shirts*3, Socks*3, Trekking trousers (or a long skirt for a woman), Waterproof jacket /poncho/ umbrella, overtrousers, Underwear (including thermals), Gloves, Woolen Hat/ balaclava, Sunhat,

Other Essential items: 

First Aid Kitbag, Trekking Poles, Sleeping bag(4 seasons +), Sleeping bag liner, Water bottle (min 1-liter capacity) a thermal better choice, Head Torch, Batteries for camera and torch, Sunglasses, Sun cream (SPF 50) and lip salve, Towel and washing kit, Money belt, Map, Whistle, Toilet paper and lighter, Passport, Small padlock (to secure kitbag and lodge bedroom)

Optional things:

Notebook and pens, Altimeter, Binoculars, Gaiters, Plastic bags, Insulation Mat, Camera and plenty of drives, Personal snacks, and other games types of equipment,

Note: do not bring too many things because porter can carry a maximum of 25 kilos and airlines not allow to bring more than 15 kilos only for Lukla flights.

EBC Trek Difficulty:
Trekking is an adventure sport. Some of the treks in Nepal are suitable only for highly experienced trekkers whereas some routes are suitable for novice trekkers as well. An average fit person with regular training can do most of the treks. No matter how difficult a trek is if you have the will and determination to complete the trek, nothing can come on your way. Speaking of the EBC trek difficulty, it is a common question among the trekkers whether the trek is doable or not.
Well, the trek difficulty of any region is based on several factors like duration, altitude, trekking season, and many others. Similar to the other trekking regions, the difficulty level of the EBC trek also depends on these factors. If you opt for long trekking routes, then it may take a month or longer to complete such treks. Trekking for a month in the trails of mountains is undoubtedly a strenuous task.
Talking about the trek to Everest Base Camp, it normally takes around 14 days to complete the trek. Therefore in terms of trekking duration, it is considered a moderately difficult trek. Regarding the altitude, though the trek to EBC is considered a high altitude trek, by taking proper acclimatization rest you can avoid altitude sickness. Considering the trekking season, if you trek this region during the Autumn or Spring season, you may find this trek a moderate trek. For experienced trekkers, this trek can be an easy trek. Please consult with us if you are concerned about your fitness level.
Meals on the EBC Trek:
During your Trekking period, we will provide all the meals but only breakfast will be given in Kathmandu. Depends your international flight time we will provide you with a farewell or welcome dinner in a typical Nepali local restaurant with a cultural dance show. During your trek breakfast and dinner will be taken in the lodges where you sleep overnight but lunch takes in the middle of the trekking period. Indian, Italian, Nepalese, and continental food is the choices in the trekking menu provided by the tea houses. Like noodles, soups, handmade bread, rice items, curries, spaghetti, pizza, egg items, potatoes are available in the mountains. These meals are prepared after your order.
In most of the places, meat is also available but we recommend you not to take them as they are not fresh. Sometimes unhealthy food affects your body and trekking. Do not expect western meals as you take in the city and in your home. MHTAE office gives you full freedom to select your preferred meals from the menu provided by the lodges. The food and raw materials are locally prepared and taste different from the city.
As you can add more without paying extra, it is best to order Nepali Thali Dal Bhator while trekking in Nepal. The Nepali Thali includes Rice, vegetables, curry, meat, lentil soup, and Pickle. In Nepal, one proverb "Dal Bhat power 24 hours" helps you to trek long without hunger. For the breakfast, tea house provides eggs in your style with different kinds of tea coffee, or hot chocolate. Moreover, there are different choices of bread-like pancake toast Tibetan bread or chapatti, potatoes, cereals, and many more. So food is not a major concern in trekking.
The meals on the trek prepared by the lodges mean you do not need to carry food on this trekking. All lodges prepare the food. However, it's recommended to carry some energy bars and other quick bites as some camps might be longer than the usual waking hours.

Detail Itinerary

Day 01: Arrival day in Kathmandu and Transfer to Hotel(1300m/4264ft)[20-25 minutes driving]
Welcome to the Himalayan country Nepal. Upon your arrival at the Tribhuvan International Airport, our representative will welcome you and escort you to the hotel in Kathmandu. Later in the evening, we will take you to welcome dinner at one of the best restaurants in Kathmandu. You can enjoy traditional Nepalese cuisine while we brief you on the trip.
Accomodation: 3-star Category Hotel/ Meals: Welcome dinner/ Transportation: Private car for Pick up.
Day 02: Fly to Lukla(2800m/9186ft) and start trek to Phakding(2652m/8700ft)[ 20 minutes drive, 35 minutes flight and 3-4 hours trekking]
In the early morning, we take a 40-minute flight from Kathmandu to Lukla airport. The flight from Kathmandu to Lukla offers you spectacular aerial views of mountains and valleys. Depending on the arrival time at Lukla, we may enjoy lunch before walking to Phakding. The trail from Lukla to Phakding is easy. Strolling around the village of Phakding, we will enjoy a great stay here.
Accommodation: Lodge or Tea house/Meals: Breakfast Lunch and Dinner/ Transportation: Private car, flight, and Trekking.
Day 03: Trek from Phakding to Namche Bazaar(3440m/11283ft)[5to6 hours trek]
After taking an early breakfast, we start our trekking by walking along the Dudh Koshi River. We have to cross this river twice a day. We then arrive at a small village called Monjo which is the gateway to the Sagarmatha National Park. After entering the national park, we walk down to the Bhote Koshi River. Passing through Jorsalle village en route we will cross suspension bridges and finally reach Namche Bazaar. Namche Bazaar is the capital of the Khumbu region, a prosperous trade hub in the lap of the Himalayas. We stay overnight at a hotel in Namche Bazaar.
Accommodation: Lodge or Tea house/Meals: Breakfast Lunch and Dinner/ Transportation: Trekking.
Day 04: Acclimatization day at NamcheBazaar:
Acclimatization day is very important. It allows your body to get used to the high altitudes and prepare for further ascending. For better acclimatization yourself, we will walk up to the Everest View Point Hotel. Each and every room of this hotel offers you magnificent views of Mount Everest. The trail from Namche to Everest View Hotel is steep at the beginning. However, later it becomes easier.
If you don't want to ascend higher, then you can just walk around Namche Bazaar to see how the mountain people live. There is a Sherpa Museum which is a good place to visit if you are interested in Sherpa culture and a history of mountaineering. Further, if you come across the local traditional Saturday Market, it would be fun to visit the marketplace.
Accommodation: Lodge or Tea house/ Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner/ Activities: Hiking and Trekking
Day 05: Trek from Namche Bazaar to Tyangboche (3867m/12684ft) [5-6 hours trek]
After breakfast, we start our pleasant trekking to reach Tengboche. The invigorating walk along the lustrous forest makes your trek more fascinating. Throughout the walk, you can see the great mighty peaks of Everest, Nuptse, Lhotse, Ama Dablam, Thamserku, and Kwangde. In Tyangboche, today’s destination, the first view that will catch your eyes is the biggest Tengboche monastery. Besides these, the view of Mt. Ama Dablam on the backdrop of the monastery is truly mindblowing. You can see Mount Ama Dablam even from your accommodation site.
Accommodation: Tea house or Lodge/ Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner/ Activities: Trekking. 
 Day 06: Trek from Tyangboche to Dingboche(4358m/14295ft)[5-6 hours trek]
On this day, we will continue our trek through the lush alpine forest. The trail today first goes downward to Deboche and then ascends through the rhododendron forest. We then cross an Imja Khola and reach the Pangboche Village. The mountain views from Pangboche are awe-inspiring. Furthermore, one of the major highlights of today's trek is Khumbu's oldest Pangboche Monastery. We will visit the monastery and further continue our trek towards Imja Valley and then finally ascent to Dingboche. It is a relatively easy day of walking.
Accommodation: Tea house or Lodge/ Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner/ Activities: Trekking.
Day 07: Acclimatization day at Dingboche: 
After Namche, we will enjoy our second Acclimatization day in Dingboche. You can have rest all day, or take a couple of hours hiking up to Chhukung (4,730m). Chhukung is a small hill station among mountains and glaciers. Apart from Chhukung, if you wish, then you can also opt for a hike to the nearby Nagarjuna Hill. Located at an elevation of 5100m, Nagarjuna is one of the spectacular vantage points in the Khumbu region.
After around 4 hours of acclimatization hike, we will return back to Dingboche and spend a night there.
Accommodation: Guest House or Lodge/ Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner/ Activities: trekking.
Day 08: Trek from Dingboche to Lobuche( 4930m/16171ft) [5to6 hours trekking]
Today is challenging! The distance is only about 4.5 miles but with a lot of vertical gains. As we commence our trek from Dingboche we get to see the stunning views of the majestic Himalayas. We then walk through the alpine meadows and yak pastures to cross the Khumbu Glacier. The end of the glacier moraine is specifically steep and challenging. After crossing the Khumbu Glacier we continue our trek along the rugged route to Lobuche. Lobuche is situated beneath the Lhotse Ridge. We will stay overnight at Lobuche.
Accommodation: Tea house or Lodge/Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, And Dinner/ Activities: Trekking.
Day 09: Trek from Lobuche to Gorakshep(5180m/16995ft.)Hike to Everest base camp[6-8 hours walk]
Today is the most challenging and fulfilling day of trekking. We hike to the Everest Base Camp (EBC), our final destination, which is more than 5000m above sea level!
We will take the early breakfast and set off to Gorak Shep. Gorakshep is a small village sitting atop a small frozen lake buried under the sand. Upon reaching Gorakshep we will take lunch there and hike further along the Khumbu Glacier. On the way, you will catch the glimpse of an intimidating black rock that the world knows as Mt. EVEREST. The way leads us to the EBC. Have you ever heard/read that Mt. Everest cannot be seen from the EBC? You can find the answer yourself! We stay there to explore the base camp and the surroundings and return to Gorak Shep for the night.
Accommodation: Tea house or Lodge/ Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner/ Activities: Trekking.
Day 10: Morning Hike to Kalapatthar(5550m/18204ft) and trek back to Pheriche(4200m/13780ft) [7-8 hours trek includes Kalapatthar]
Today we start very early in order to reach the Kala Patthar before dawn (your guide will arrange everything for you). It takes several hours from Gorak Shep to reach Kala Patthar. Located at an altitude of 5600m, Kalapatthar is one of the best viewpoints in the Everest region. You can enjoy the astonishing views of Mount. Everest from here. Furthermore, this destination also offers incredible views of other Himalayan peaks such as the Nuptse, Ama Dablam & Pumori! If we manage to reach Kala Patthar before dawn, then we can enjoy the best view of the sunrise over these mountains. We take our time enjoying what Kala Patthar can offer before going back to Gorak Shep. After reaching Gorakshep we further descend down to Pheriche.
Accommodation: Tea house or Lodge/ Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner/ Activities: Trekking.
Day 11: Pheriche to Kyanjuma (3,500m/11,480ft)[5-6 hours walk]
From now on, it is all descending. So we can walk faster and easier. The beauties of the Himalayan terrain will never leave us along the way. We spend the night in Kyanjuma.
Accommodation: Tea house or Lodges/ Meals: Breakfast Lunch And dinner/ Activities: trekking.
Day 12: Kyanjuma to Khumjung to Monju (2,850m/9,348ft) [6-7 hours walk]
The highlight of the day is to know more about the lives of the mountain people. We visit the school established by Sir Edmund Hillary, the first person to land Mt. Everest (accompanied by the Sherpa people Mr Tenzing Norgay) in 1953 AD. We also visit a hospital run by a charity. Then we walk down to Monju and stay overnight there.
Accommodation: tea house or Lodges/ Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner/ Activities: Trekking.
Day 13: Monju to Lukla (2,800m/9,186ft)[4-5 hrs walk]
Today you can walk at your own pace as we go back to Lukla from where we have started our adventure. You are delighted that you have completed the trek and experience the thrills and beauty of it. At the same time, you feel a bit lost as you have to leave the beauty and the adventure behind. But, there is always next time and the next adventure waiting for you. The evening is marked with a celebration that includes a lot of singing and dancing. We stay at a hotel in Lukla
Accommodation: tea house or Lodges/ Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner/ Activities: Trekking.
Day 14: Fly back to Kathmandu.
We take the earliest possible flight back to Kathmandu. Our guide will transfer you to your hotel where you can relax at your will. Later the evening, we will treat- exquisite Nepalese cuisine at one of the finest restaurants. It will also be a great opportunity to hear from you about your experiences and get constructive criticisms and suggestions that will help us make improve ourselves.
Accommodation: 3-star category Hotel/ Meals: Breakfast/ Transportation: Flight and private vehicle for the drop.
Day 15: Departure from Kathmandu
We drop you at the airport by a company representative 3 hours before the scheduled flight. Enjoy your flight to home. We hope to see you again soon
Accomodation: None/ Meals: breakfast/ Transportation: Private Vehicle for dropoff.

Cost Details

What is included?

1: Mission Himalaya Treks (MHT) representative meet and greet on your arrival at TIA(Tribhuvan International Airport) Kathmandu and Transfer by luxury car to your respective hotel.
2: Luxury Hotel Accommodation In Kathmandu central(Thamel) in BB Basis( Bed and Breakfast)
3: Airport Transfer from your respective hotel to Airport and Airport to your respective hotels by Luxury private vehicle.
4: TIA Airport to Lukla Flight And Lukla to TIA Airport Domestic flight ticket including airport taxes.
(Note: Nepal civil Aviation will not allow giving flights from KTM_LUK_KTM) then flight ticket from Ramechap to Lukla and Lukla TO Ramechap) air ticket and airport transfer.
5: National park Entry fees( Sagarmatha National Park entrance permits) 
6: TIMS( Trekkers Information Management System Permits) 
Note: For Everest Region no need for time( Khumbu Gaunpalika Local Permits Included)
7: Accommodation in tea houses during your trekking according to your itinerary on twin sharing basis.
8: Mission Himalaya Mountain guides with guide salary food accommodation transportation, flights,  and insurance. 
9: Porters from Lukla recognize and work with MHT with their salary food insurance and accommodation.
10: First Aid Kits Carried by your private mountain guide.
11: Three meals During your trekking period with cups of drinks. 
12: Farewell Dinner arrange by MHT after completion of your trekking in a traditional restaurant with cultural music and dance live show. 
13: Sleeping bag and down jacket for the trekking( Incase if you do not have) 
Note: A sleeping bag and down jacket have to be returned after the completion of your trekking.

What is not included?

1: International flight Ticket from Your home country to Nepal and Nepal To your country and taxes 
2: Tips and Gratitude for Your staffs like Guide porter drivers.
3: Nepal Entry visa Fees 
4: Your private trekking insurance(Must Cover trekking to 5545m) 
5: Alcoholic drinks and other soft drinks on trekking and city.
6: Some personal nature expenses like Battery charges, Internet charges, Phone calls, Laundry, Hot and cold drinks, Mineral and hot water, Hot shower charges.
7: Other meals and drinks rather than an itinerary.
8: Extra night accommodation rather than itinerary in Kathmandu Hotel due to early arrival, late departure. or if you come early from the mountain due to any reason rather than the itinerary. 
9: Lunch and dinner in the city.

Useful info

A scenic flight in Lukla :
Everest Base Camp Trek journey starts from the Kathmandu flight. The starting phase attraction is a flight in a tiny strip. Being located at a higher altitude with a tiny landing pad, the landing of the plane here is very difficult. As the Lukla airport is very small with 24 degrees running-way, the airplane in the Lukla flight is small. Therefore the seats are also not so comfortable. Maybe the first-time, trekkers in Nepal see 14 to 18 seat aeroplanes. Joining the Lukla flight is a very adventurous activity in Nepal. The only way to reach the base camp of Everest in 14 days is by flight because there is no other transportation system to reach here. From the flight, you can see the panoramic Himalayan ranges of the Khumbu region.
This airport also called Tenzing Norgay Hillary airport from the name of Sir Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay Sherpa. Both Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay Sherpa are the first people to reach the summit of Everest. They climbed Everest for the first time in 1953AD.
Unesco World Heritage sites:
A natural property not only of Nepal but also the world property is the Sagarmatha National park. Sagarmatha National Park is another highlight of Everest Trekking. Located at a higher elevation, this higher elevation national park inhabitants diverse flora and fauna. Lots of wild animals like Himalayan Thar, Snow leopard, Musk deer, Pine forest, Rhododendron Forest, Waterfalls, Numerous snow rivers, glaciers, icefall, and lots of 8000m high Himalayan range vistas make EBC trek journey memorable and exciting.
Numerous Himalayan ranges with Mt. Everest:
The dream of most Everest Base Camp Trekkers' is to first see the worlds highest Mt. Everest. It is the lifetime goal for many trekkers. Only a single moment's view is unreal so from a scenic flight to Lukla we can see Mount Everest. While trekking through Namche Bazaar, Tyangboche, Gorakshep, Everest Base Camp, and Kalapatthar, you can enjoy the astounding views of numerous snow Himalayan peaks like Lhotse, Amadablam, Thamserku, Lhotse Sar, Kwong De, and another 4th highest Mountain in the world Makalu also can see from This trek. Therefore, it is another highlight of Everest Treks.
Namche Bazaar the gateway of Everest:
Namche Bazaar is another best attraction of this trek. This small bustling town is the main trading hub in the Khumbu region of Nepal. Situated at an elevation of 3440m, Namche is the main stop point for trekkers heading for the Everest region treks. With several Government offices, ATMs, Banks, and various stores, Namche has also considered the shopping spot for the last chance trekking gears and medicines. Lots of coffee bar, Bakery shops with Saturday market is popular here. To better acclimatize themself, most of the Everest Base Camp trekkers stay here for 3 nights before ascending towards the higher altitude. Further, trekkers heading for Three High Passes Trek, Everest Base Camp Trek via Gokyo Lake, and many others also stay at Namche for acclimatization purposes. Not only this, but trekkers spend some days at Namche during their return also.
During your acclimatization stay at Namche you can take a small day hike from here to Everest View hotel( a higher elevation 3-star hotel in the world 3880m). Furthermore visiting the Khumjung and Khunde village lets you explore numerous monasteries, hospitals, and schools as well.
Sherpa Lifestyle and culture:
Khumbu region is the homeland of the Sherpa People. So stepping into this region automatically lets you know more about the sherpa culture, religion, tradition and their lifestyle. During your Everest Base Camp Trek, you will be trekking through several of these Sherpa villages including Namche, Khumjung, Khunde and many others. Therefore, you can have a close interaction with those Sherpa people during your entire trek journey. Even when you hire a guide you can notice most of them are the same Sherpa people. The Everest region trek gives you the ample opportunity to learn about sherpa people's festivals, lifestyle, activities of agriculture. Wherever you go in the Everest region, the overwhelming hospitality of the jovial Sherpa people makes your journey a memorable journey.
Tyangboche and Khumjung Monastery:
A trek to the Everest Base Camp not only offers you adventure and thrill but also lets you enjoy religious peace and happiness. You can explore several Buddhist monasteries, mani walls, prayer wheels, and vibrant colourful flags on the way to the base camp. Among many, Khumjung Monastery, Tyangboche Monastery, and Pangboche Monastery are some of the popular Buddhist monasteries in the Khumbu region. Your Monastery tour in Nepal remains incomplete if you miss visiting these monasteries.
Speaking of Tyangboche Monastery, it is the biggest Monastery in the Everest region. Situated on the hill of Tyangboche village, it's believed that this monastery was built more than 100 years old. You can have a great view of Amadablam, Mt. Everest, Lhotse, Kangtega, and Thamserku with Khumbila, Kwong D, and many others from this monastery. As this Monastery hosts, the popular Mani Rimdu festival several pilgrims visit this monastery during this festival season. Moving towards Khumjung monastery, the monastery is popular for exploring the vistas of the Head of Yeti.
Everest Base Camp(5364m): 
Stepping into the foot of Everest and watching it from close, is the main goal of most of the people in the world. To do so, a trek to Everest Base Camp is the most efficient way. The main attraction of this trek is the Everest Base Camp to Explore Icefall and Khumbu Glaciers. Located at the base of the world's highest Mount Everest, Everest Base Camp serves the trekkers with magnificent views of the Himalayas. Standing over the glacier and having the views of the Himalayas mesmerizing vistas is like a dream achievement of trekkers. The suspicious vistas of Lingren, Khumbutsem Changtse, and Nuptse with Pumori, these all bring lifetime happiness for all the travellers around the world. Note: From Everest base camp cannot see Everest.
360m degree panoramic Himalayan views from Kala Patthar:
The highest point that the trekkers can reach during the EBC trek is Kala Patthar. Further, the highest elevation viewpoint of the trekkers in Everest Base Camp trekking is also Kalapatthar. You can see the best and rare view of Mount Everest from this point. Though the Everest Base Camp is more popular than the Kala Patthar, the view of Everest that you can observe from Kala Patthar is beyond the words to explain. Besides Everest, you can explore hundreds of other peaks from Kala Patthar. Some of them are Lhotse, Makalu, Pumori, Nuptse, Amadablam, Thamserku.
Most of the trekkers start the early morning or evening trek from Gorakshep for the stunning sunset and sunrise view. The gleaming view of 360-degree snow Himalaya peaks during sunset or sunrise time is truly ravishing. Apart from all of these, you can also observe the Khumbu glacier, Khumbu icefall, and The glacier rivers from this viewpoint.
Can I Trek Everest base Camp with Nepal Local company?
If you are thinking of joining trekking in Nepal then without any hesitation you can book the trek package with any of the renowned local travel agency in Nepal. It is always a better and reliable option to book the travel package with the Local Travel Company rather than the foreign companies. Although the foreign travel companies provide the same Nepal trekking package, there is a vast difference in the price between foreign and local trekking companies.
Many trekkers book Everest Base Camp trek with Foreign companies. As the foreign travel companies have to pay some extra to their intermediates, their price automatically gets higher. Booking a trekking package with the local company doesn't cost extra as your cost directly goes to your trekking crews and trekking company who organize your trek. Furthermore, a local travel company can design the trip itinerary according to your requirements. Booking the trek package with foreign agencies, they have a set of fixed itineraries.
Besides these, as the locals run the local travel companies, they know each and every detail of all the trekking trails. Hence, by joining a trek with locals, you can know more about Nepal and have a great time here. As the locals farewell familiar with all the communities, festivals and culture, with them, you can get the authentic information. Apart from providing you the best travel service, booking a trekking package with them lets you help to increase the local economy also. Due to all of these reasons, we Mission Himalaya Treks suggest all our valuable trekkers' book trekking Everest with Local experts. However, you have to be very careful while booking the travel package with locals. Before booking you should always confirm whether the travel company is registered with the Nepal Government or not.
Among many we, Mission Himalaya Treks and expeditions are one of the Government registered local travel company in Nepal. We organize a lot of trekking tours and expedition activities with experts. We have both private Everest Base Camp Trek and group Joining Everest Base Camp trek according to tourist request. With us, you can explore the exotic culture and astonishing views of mountains at a reasonable cost. If you have any questions regarding the EBC trek, then without thinking twice just ask us we freely provide you all the necessary information.
Is Everest Base Camp Trek Dangerous?
To be honest, the trek to Everest Base Camp is wonderful and exciting. This trek serves all the trekking enthusiasts. However, if you fail to choose an experienced trekking agency and a well-experienced trekking guide, then the trek can be quite dangerous. Further, you should always choose an acclimatization-friendly itinerary. According to the categorization of trekking in Nepal Everest Base Camp trekking is a moderate trekking destination. With a well-acclimatized trekking itinerary, you can avoid many of the problems which may arise during the trekking. You should always be aware of Yaks, Naks, and Donkeys in the trekking routes. Another most important thing that you must take care of is to choose the early morning flight in clear weather.
Moreover, as the EBC trek is at a high altitude you must always take care of your pace and drink plenty of fluids to prevent yourself from Acute Mountain Sickness. Also before heading for the trek you must consult with your doctor and carry necessary medicines to avoid possible problems. If you got stuck in any dangerous cases, you can also use helicopter service by using your good insurance company.Permit for Everest Base Camp trekking:
For the Everest region trekking, you will not need special permits. But you need to pay for Sagarmatha National park permits. And local Pasang Lhamu Municipality permits. If you trekking EBC from Jiri you need to buy the Gaurishankar conservation area permit. Only for climbing, you need special permits.
Drinking water 
Drinking water is available all over the lodges and tea houses. In many teahouses, you can get a mineral water bottle. Further, you can also buy boiled water. They are very safe for a drink. However, as you ascend higher, the cost also gets higher. While trekking it is better to bring two water bottles. One for hot water and another for cold water. Or you can fill normal water freely from lodges and use your chlorine drops or pills for purifying.
Internet
Without the internet, living is too difficult day by day. Face-to-face connection with friends and family is the wish of adventure seekers. Sharing the moments of trekking with your close friend or family is most important. Here are some ways to get Wi-Fi and internet in Everest Base Camp trekking.
Wi-Fi:
No matter where you are in the Khumbu region the Wi-Fi of EVEREST LINK always keeps you connected. There are different kinds of data available like 10 GB validity for 30 days price Nrs 2000 and 20 GB validity for 30 days price Nrs 3000. All the major areas of the Everest region Everest link wireless internet are available. Wi-Fi prepaid cards are available in most of the stores and lodges.
Mobile internet in Everest Base Camp:
The Nepal Telecom and Ncell Mobile data can work in some parts of Everest Region Trekking like Lukla, Phakding, Namche Bazaar, Tengboche, and Gorakshep. But just remember that all parts of the Khumbu region cannot have the signal or have poor signal for mobile calls and the internet.
Are guide and porter necessary for the Everest Base Camp trek?
It is possible to do a solo trek in different parts of Nepal, including the Everest region. But there are some restricted areas in Nepal, where it is compulsory to take a trekking guide. For the conservation area and national park, there is no hard and fast rule you must have a guide and porters. However, regarding your safety and refreshment we, Mission Himalaya treks and expeditions suggest you do the EBC trek with a local guide.
Due to the lack of proper altitude and route information, you may encounter several problems on your way. But, as the local guides are well familiar with the high altitude as well as the trails, they take you to the destination avoiding all the risks. They help you to maintain your pace and always take care of your acclimatization. If you need any help while trekking they are always there for you. Guides are the first responder and rescuer, in every difficulty that meets your way. For your safety please hire a guide and porter.
Guides have a better idea about tea houses and lodges, so when trekking with them, you needn't have to think about where to stay and where to sleep. As a porter helps you to carry your big bag pack, you can enjoy your trek freely without a bag pack. Further, trekking with the local guides and porters allows you to have a close interaction with the local communities as well.
Any risk in EBC trekking?
Along with other weather-related risks, AMS or Acute Mountain Sickness is the dead risk associated with trekking. Though trekking is a sporty sport there are several kinds of risk in it. Being the high altitude trek, the weather at EBC remains quite unstable. We never know when heavy rainfall, heavy snowfall, Avalanche, earthquake, and many other natural calamities disrupt our trek journey.
Among many, altitude is the one main reason for making the Everest Base Camp Trek riskier. If you are thinking of what AMS is, then it is a type of disorder that your body feels while climbing towards higher altitudes. When you get the high altitude, your body fails to adjust to change the pressure associated with altitude and this can be fatal. Please bring your insurance coverage high altitude above 5000m.
Techniques to avoid AMS or Acute Mountain Sickness In EBC Trek:
Even if you are a good athlete or an experienced trekker, while trekking at such altitude you may suffer from Acute Mountain Sickness. Nobody can prepare the body for high altitude. However, you can take some precautions to avoid it. To avoid AMS you have to eat fluid and high caloric food. Also, you have to take care of your pace and if needed reduce the walking hours. Whenever your body needs rest please take rest. Smoking or drinking alcohol can be harmful, so avoid it. Proper acclimatization rest and drinking plenty of water help a lot to fight altitude sickness, however, there is no bulletproof plan to prevent altitude sickness at all.
How to diagnose AMS in Everest region trek?
The symptoms of AMS are tiredness, loss of appetite, Headache, Vomiting, and Nausea, Dizziness, Shortness of breath, Stomach pain, Feeling unsteady, Increased heartbeat, Difficult sleeping, and so on. If in any case, you feel any of these symptoms, you have to immediately descend down to the lower altitude if possible. Until you feel well take complete rest, do not exercise a lot, drink plenty of water and fluids, avoid smoking and drinking alcohol. Take anti-sickness medicines like Diamox. Also take oxygen, if you need it. Further, do not climb higher for at least the next 24 hours.
Within 24 to 48 hours if you do not see any improvement, then you have to return to back to the city. Please buy an insurance cover for a Helicopter rescue. It helps you to return back to the city immediately.
Alternatives to the trekking to Everest Base Camp
Even though travellers dream to reach the Base Camp of Everest many of them cannot fulfil their dream due to the time limitation or the physical health condition. Further, some people wish to enjoy the close-up views of mountains from the base camp but prefer to skip the long days hike. So for such people, there is another alternative way to fulfill their dream. By booking the Everest Base Camp helicopter tour, you can enjoy the grandeur of the Everest region within a short period of time.
EBC Trekking Cost
Depending on what service a company provides, the trekking cost for Everest Base Camp varies from company to company. Normally, the cost for the trek to Everest Base Camp depends on many things like the season, duration, and type of trek that you plan. If you are planning to visit the region during the peak season, then obviously in such condition you have to pay higher than the other normal season.
Some of the expenses that you have to bear during the Everest Base Camp trek are flight, accommodation, trekking permit, food, and many others. Speaking of the flight cost normally the cost of the Kathmandu Lukla flight depends on the passport of the traveler that he or she holds. For Nepali citizens, it takes around 360USD for both ways flight. Heading towards the food and accommodation cost, it all depends upon what food you eat and what level of comfort you want. the only thing you need to keep in mind is that, as you ascend higher the cost of food and accommodation automatically gets higher.
Also, it is recommended to hire a guide and porter to complete this trek. The average cost of hiring a guide per day costs around 30 USD whereas for porters it costs around 20 USD. Further, to trek this region you also have to buy the TIMS card and Sagarmatha National Park Entry Permit. The cost of a TIMS card depends on what nationality you hold whereas the Sagarmatha National Park entry permit costs around 35USD. If you have a plan to trek through Jiri, then you to pay for Gaurishankar Conservation Area Permit. Whatever the permit cost is mentioned here, it may increase or decrease depending on peak and low trekking season.
Optional Trekking in the Everest region
Apart from the normal Everest Base Camp trek, there are various other optional trekking destinations in the Everest region. If you want to enjoy the close-up view of Everest within short days of the trek, you can opt for the Everest View Trek. Though the trek is short, it gives you a great trekking experience in the Everest Region. However, if you want more challenge and adventure then you can go for Everest Three High Passes Trek, Island Peak Climb, Gokyo Valley Trek, and many others.
Local Currency for Everest Base Camp trekking:
Nepal many parts of trekking will accept US$ but Mission Himalaya treks and expeditions suggest you change Local currency. You can change the currency either in the airport of Nepal Kathmandu or some money exchange of the city. The exchange rate is lower in high altitude and sometimes they ignore to change too. So we suggest you change it in Kathmandu for your convenience and best exchange rates.
Medical facilities in Everest Base Camp:
Normally the guide has first aid training. For normal sickness and treatment, he can help you Like Diarrhea, Vomiting, fever, headache, bleeding, and many more. But in all the cases they are not doctors so they cannot help. but they can support you to bring the health post or hospital nearby. Like Lukla Namche, Pheriche there is a Health post. In case if you need extra medical facilities you can go to their office for your treatment.

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