‘EVEREST BASE CAMP TREKKING COST with itinerary, an adventure trek in the heart of world’s highest Mt. Everest within scenic Khumbu Valley’
- Sweeping scenic flight to and from Kathmandu -Lukla with amazing views of Himalayan peaks.
- Land of Highlanders the Sherpa of Everest with impressive Buddhist culture and age old traditions.
- Explore traditional Sherpa villages with interesting old monasteries of immense interest and heritage
Within scenic Sagarmatha National Park listed as World Heritage Sites and its high beautiful surrounding From green alpine forest of rhododendron, pines trees to arctic zone of moraine, ice and glaciers.
- Exceptional views from high Kalapathar hill top with closest views of Everest and adjoining giant peaks.
- Walking at the foot of world highest Mt. Everest at base camp within Khumbu Ice falls and glaciers.
Everest base camp trekking cost, tour Itinerary, adventure hiking to EBC.
EBC TREK at Glance
Everest Base Camp trekking cost, budget group adventure with EBC and Kalapather hiking, easy guided trek to Mount Everest base camp Nepal.
Everest Base Camp Trekking provides an opportunity to all travelers and adventurer fulfilling their dreams to stand and admire world number one peaks, standing at the foot of Mt. Everest tallest mountain on earth with sweeping panorama of other giant snow capped peaks.
Everest Base Camp Trekking, made more famous and popular conquest to its summit in May 29th 1953 by legendry late mountaineers Tenzing and Hillary, since then mass flow of trekkers, adventurer and mountaineers have poured in this awesome area high and scenic Khumbu valley in the shade of Mt. Everest.
Besides mountain views the local culture and traditional life of the highlanders the Sherpa people is equally interesting, visit its high and charming traditional villages around Phakding-Monjo-Khumjung and Pangboche including Namche Bazaar, the capital of Khumbu where colorful Saturday market takes place and walking into magnificent Thyangboche Monastery.
Starting this fabulous adventure to Everest Base Camp taking an early morning flight to land at Lukla on its unique airstrip, and then following the Dudh Kosi River right up to its source at base camp where walks leads through nice and lovely Sherpa farm villages encountering interesting prayer wheels and carved stone walls.
Walk leads into lovely cool alpine woodland filled with tall rhododendron-oaks-magnolia-pines and fir tree lines, as walk progress entering into wild and windswept country where vegetation and tree lines disappears for short juniper and rhododendron bushes, with daily views of Everest with majestic Amadablam and other peaks.
With rest and acclimatization days before heading towards much higher terrain, our journey finally reaches at our main highlight destination at the base of Mt. Everest of above 5,364 m / 17,070 ft high overlooking notorious and awesome Khumbu Ice falls and glaciers.
Adventure concludes with a climb on top scenic Kalapathar at 5,545 m and 18,298 ft high rewards you with amazing panorama of mountains with Mt. Everest at mere distance and then heading back to Lukla for exciting short flight to the hustle and bustle city life of Kathmandu with overwhelming time and memories on Everest Base Camp Trekking.
If someone has very limited time in Nepal can do this alternative everest fligth.
Itinerary of Everest base camp trekking on the best budget cost, best service.
Day 01: Reach Kathmandu, complete Nepal visa process, & meet guide, transfer to Hotel.
Day 02: In Kathmandu with sightseeing tour at places of interest and trek preparation.
Day 03: Morning Flight to Lukla 2,840 meter and hike to Phakding 2,670 meter – 5 hrs.
Day 04: Trekking Manjo- jorsalle to Namche – Bazaar 3,460 m – 07 hrs.
Day 05: Acclimatization or Rest day at Namche Bazaar, optional short excursion.
Day 06: Hike Phungi thanga to Thyangboche 3,880 m – 7 hrs.
Day 07: Trekking Pangboche to Dingboche 4,250 m – 06hrs.
Day 08: At Dingboche with rest day for another acclimatization, optional short hikes.
Day 09: Trekking Thukla to Lobuche 4,940 meter – 06 hrs.
Day 10: Trek to Everest Base Camp 5,370 meter,then return to Gorakshep 5,180 m – 06 hrs.
Day 11: Hike to Kalapathar 5,545 m trekking back to Pheriche 4,260 meter – 07 hrs.
Day 12: Trek to Kyanjuma 3,665 m near Sanasa – 06 hrs walks.
Day 13: Hike down Namche then to Monjo 2,880 m – 7 hrs.
Day 14: Trek to Lukla airport – 5 hours.
Day 15: Fly back to Kathmandu airport … optional tours available.
Day 16: Kathmandu optional tour or relax because it is contingency day.
Day 17: International airport drop, final departure .
EBC cost & best time of the year with guide & porter from Lukla or Kathmandu. Book with local company and adventure with Sherpas in Himalayas. Hike to Everest, meditation & spiritual Trekking in 10-14 days.
Alternative of this adventure is Everest base camp helicopter tour with landing
EVEREST BASE CAMP TREKKING must need to know questions.
01: Is trek to Everest Base Camp hard?
Ans: Not that hard and tough that one would expect which totally depends upon the itinerary designed or provided by local or abroad agents.
We at Himalaya Guide. Com has set the programs to Everest Base Camp studying the nature of all types of interested trekkers and travelers with flexible itinerary days, with enough space for acclimatization against High Altitude Symptoms or AMS (Acute Mountain Sickness).
Which is common and natural around high altitude treks above 3,000 m or 10,000 ft where some trekkers might catch early symptoms of AMS, but taking slow pace with enough short stops to catch your breath and as well enjoying the surroundings scenery will support and helps you to overcome the high altitude sickness.
Actually it is not a hard and tough trek to Everest base camp as long trekkers are physically fit and as well having done some practice exercise before or after booking the trips to Nepal.
02: Is Everest base camp trek worth it?
Ans. Depends upon one interest, certainly worth it where you can enjoy the adventure of a lifetime experience visiting on roof top of the world setting foot beneath world number one Mt. Everest at base camp, within mere distance from huge boulders of Khumbu Ice-Fall and glaciers.
Besides picturesque scenery of magnificent mountain range on daily walks as well for scenic view point of Kalapathar which is the highest spot of the journey at above 5, 643 m equals to 18,514 ft. high with closest views of Mt. Everest.
Besides beautiful scenery of landscapes and snow-capped mountains the local culture of Sherpa people, the high landers of Everest with its impressive villages and old monasteries is equally fascinating visiting areas of great heritage interest.
03: How much is the cost to Everest Base Camp trekking?
The cost varies from one company to another depending upon the size of the group and services provided, for less number of people in the group of minimum 1-2 person comes to slightly higher than mixing with larger group from 4 to 10 people, it also depends upon the services and interest of trekkers on Everest base camp.
As we can offer accommodation in simple standard local to deluxe or luxury types where available from Lukla to Lukla.
Where all trek cost includes basic facilities like local transport, sightseeing tour in Kathmandu with domestic flight fares, trekking permits which is called TIMS (Trekking Information Systems) or similar with Sagarmatha National Park entrance fees.
The Cost for Everest Base Camp Trekking as per our itinerary days as follows: Small group trk cost :-
US $ 1800 per person -2 People
US $ 1600 per person – 3 People
US $ 1499 per person – 4 People and more
The cost also includes hotel accommodation in Kathmandu on bed and breakfast while on treks it will be a full board includes all meals (B-L-D) with afternoon tea and accommodation.
It also includes local guides to accompany and to guide you with porters or local pack animals Yak to carry your heavier baggage.
04: How far is Everest base camp from Lukla?
Straight from Lukla town airport to Everest base camp is about 38.04 kms and 24 miles, walking distance comes to about 55 k.ms or 34.05 miles.
Which is 6 to 7 days from Lukla to Everest base camp, but taking time to enjoy with rest and acclimatization to support your physical level against high altitude taking 8 days, with rest in two high places at Namche and Dingboche before reaching at Everest base camp.
However on return journey back to Lukla from base camp or Gorakshep one can reach within 3-4 days walking mostly on downhill with few short ups in some sections.
05: Has anyone died trekking to Everest Base Camp?
Not common but with overall history on commercial trekking few trekkers have died on route to Everest base camp.
Few trekkers who have died are FIT (Free individual Trekkers / Travelers) who have trekked on their own not joining with local agents and without guides or porters. Who had pushed much harder on high altitude in a hurry not having enough rest days to support acclimatization?
Trekkers who died happened during last past decades of time, at present due to easy Tele-communication systems all around the lodge and guest houses, where one can get help for immediate emergency evacuation on helicopter to reach at safe places or back to Kathmandu.
At present due to easy available of local airlines chopper for rescue where death on Everest Base Camp Trekking has minimized almost nil / none.
06: How cold is it at Everest Base Camp?
Depends upon time of seasons for trekking to Everest base camp March to May is much warmer than other months of the year due to spring and per-summer, where days are with enough sunlight hours, from late morning till late afternoon.
However can get chilly and cold in the morning and night time as well in shady areas away from sunlight.
During spring time of March to May will be Maximum Temperature of 18-25 degree Celsius in the sun, with minimum temperatures of -5 to + 02 degree Celsius. Depends upon various altitude places.
Chances of snow sometimes during the walks.
The other best months from mid-September to December during autumn / fall and pre winter where temperatures are mild with clear sunny days for views and walks but with short day lights.
Where minimum temperatures falls to -05 to -10 degree Celsius above 4,000 m higher without counting extra cold from wind-chill factor with chances of snow sometimes during walks.
One can trek in winter time as well from December to February where most days are crystal clear but with freezing cold in the morning and night times but with starry clear nights.
07: When is the best time for trek to Everest Base Camp?
Ans: The best time would be from March to May months of the year during spring time when days are longer with enough sunshine from early morning till late afternoon time and much warmer than other time of the year.
Where lower mid hills till Tengboche Monastery are bright with wild flowers in seasonal bloom especially the rhododendron flowers of different species from tall trees to short bushes.
Someday weather can get overcast around late afternoon bringing wind-chill factor on exposed open areas.
Other best times from September to mid-December where days are crystal clear most of the days till mid-afternoon with pleasant day for walks and scenic views can be freezing cold in early morning and night times, can expect snow sometimes during walk around high altitude.
08: Do you need to train for Everest Base Camp?
Certainly it will add a great advantage to yourself with good exercise and training before or after booking the trek to Everest base camp.
As you are well informed the Nepal and all Himalaya countries including Everest Base Camp Trekking region involves much of steep uphill climb and long downhill walks, in this case if you are strong and in good physical shape with sound medical health will you cope with high altitude and rough terrain walks.
We suggest that before planning and booking the trek to Everest base camp it would be best with good physical training and exercise like jogging, walking up and downstairs, swimming and aerobic also helps you to keep fit for the trek to Everest base camp.
09: Can you trek Everest base camp without a guide?
Yes you can trek to Everest base camp without taking a guide, where most FIT (Free Individual Trekkers / Travelers) have done son, since past decades till present, due to availability and excellent facilities of nice lodge with friendly hospitality and services of local villagers. It might be cheaper for you and adding adventure without the company of guide or porters.
But there are few factor and circumstances that might be taking a big risk and a challenge, trekking on your own without proper guide you will be missing great opportunity, where you will lack good information of the local cultures and custom and even can get lost not finding the right trail sometimes in snow conditions.
If you get sick from AMS (Acute Mountain Sickness) or with other health problem it will be a great serious circumstance when some local villagers or lodge owners that you stay do not understand or cannot communicate with you better.
Taking a proper guide and joining with local company the best way to enjoy your adventure holiday in and around Himalaya including Everest base camp trekking which saves you from taking a risk on your own from unforeseen danger and accidents.
10: What can you do at Everest Base Camp?
There are various ways to enjoy your time with exciting moments at Everest Camp and during daily walks like engaging yourself with the local Sherpa people interacting and knowing the in-depth of local traditional life and culture.
At Everest base camp if it happens during peak and high mountaineering expedition’s season of March to May one can visit various expedition camps and observe the busy activities of climbers to Mt. Everest.
One can just enjoy staying for an hour or more marveling the great picturesque scenery in the backdrop of high giant peaks of Lhotse, Nuptse and Lho-La with close views of massive Khumbu Ice-Fall and glacier.
Other great adventure is climb to high Kalapathar Hill top to catch excellent views of surrounding world highest peaks with nearest and close stunning views of
Mt. Everest within a stone throw distance from the highest spot of the adventure standing at 5, 643 m and 18,514 ft high.