Everest Base Camp trek cost  for 2022 with itinerary, an exploration in the heart of world’s highest Mt. Everest within scenic Khumbu Valley’

  • Sweeping scenic flight to 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 Trek package, price, and Itinerary :

Everest Base Camp trek at Glance:

Everest Base Camp trek cost, small group adventure with EBC and Kalapather hiking, easy guided trek to Mount Everest base camp of Nepal.

Everest Base Camp Trek 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 made more famous and popular conquest to its summit in May 29th 1953 by legendary 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 Kala patthar 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 flight.

Itinerary of Everest base camp trek with the best budget cost, best service.

Day 01st:     Reach Kathmandu, complete Nepal visa  process, & meet guide, transfer to Hotel.
Day 02nd:     In Kathmandu with sightseeing tour at places of interest and trek preparation.
Day 03rd:     Morning Flight to Lukla 2,840 meter and hike to Phakding 2,670 meter – 5 hrs.
Day 04th:     Trekking Manjo- jorsalle to Namche – Bazaar 3,460 m – 07 hrs.
Day 05th:     Acclimatization or Rest day at Namche Bazaar, optional short excursion.
Day 06th:     Hike Phungi thanga to Thyangboche 3,880 m – 7 hrs.
Day 07th:     Trekking Pangboche to Dingboche 4,250 m – 06hrs.
Day 08th:     At Dingboche with rest day for another acclimatization, optional short hikes.
Day 09th:     Trekking Thukla to Lobuche 4,940 meter – 06 hrs.
Day 10th:     Trekking to mount Everest Base Camp 5,370 meter, then return to Gorakshep 5,180 m
Day 11th:     Hiking to Kalapathar 5,545 meter, trekking back to Pheriche 4,260 meter – 07 hrs trip.
Day 12th:     Trek to Kyanjuma 3,665 m near Sanasa – 06 hrs walks.
Day 13th:     Hike down Namche then to Monjo 2,880 m  – 7 hrs.
Day 14th:     Trek to Lukla airport – 5 hours.
Day 15th:     Fly back to Kathmandu airport … optional tours available.
Day 16th:     Kathmandu optional tour or relax because it is contingency day.
Day 17th:     International airport drop, final departure .

Everest Base Camp trek cost & best time of the year with guide & porter from Lukla or Kathmandu. Book with local company and adventure with Sherpa 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 TREK 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 www.himalayasuide.com have 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 trek?
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 trek cost:-

US $ 1998 per person -2 People
US $ 1698 per person – 3 People
US $ 1498 per person – 4 People and more

Everest Base Camp Trekking cost for Nepali is RS 199999 per person. Please email for  Everest Base Camp Trek cost for Nepali trekkers/ hikers.

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 the 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 during 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 Tel-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.

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Everest base camp trek itinerary

We have designed Everest base camp trek itinerary based on acclimatization. we want to make sure our trekkers get to Base camp easily.

  1. Day 1

    Welcome to Kathmandu, Nepal -meet our guide, drive to Hotel.

    On setting foot in Nepal at Kathmandu International airport, where you will be received by our guides & office staffs with warm welcome of garland & then take to your respective hotels in the hub of Kathmandu valley, after checking in to your rooms getting refreshed our guide or staff will brief with information regarding your trip to Everest base camp with other useful information. Evening Nepalese dinner in one of the best and authentic Nepalese restaurant includes local folk dance cultural program as part of an entertainment.

  2. Day 2

    Kathmandu tour or Patan or Bhaktapur and treking stuffs preparation.

    With busy day in Kathmandu with options joining in our interesting tour which leads you around Kathmandu beautiful historical sites, as Kathmandu city with Patan and Bhaktapur steeped with religious monuments of temples-monasteries and stupas listed most as UNESCO Heritage Sites. After a pleasant and exciting guided tour return back to your hotel with rest of the afternoon free, preparation for Everest Base Camp trekking next early morning.

  3. Day 3

    Flight to Lukla airport 2,860 meter and trek to Phakding 2,680 m - 5 hours

    As per the short flight time, morning transfer to Kathmandu domestic air terminal for super scenic panoramic Himalayas flight to airport of Lukla with awesome view of mighty Himalayan chain of mountains with Mt. Everest and then landing at Lukla unique airstrip. In Lukla with final preparations where much of the gears will be carried by porters or on pack animals (Ghopkyo crossbreed of Yaks and normal domestic cattle). Walk leads downhill with short uphill and on gradual winding path most of the way to Phakding village for first overnight stop. Phakding a nice and large spread out village by the glacial River Dudh Kosi with views of Kwangde Himal located in this river gorge.

  4. Day 4

    Trekking to Majo and Jorsale then Namche Bazaar 3,460 m - 07 hours

    Morning walk leads to much higher as the trail follows the beautiful river, crossing few bridges to reach at Monjo village and into Sagarmatha National Park. Walk on gradual path by the bank of the river and in afternoon time climbing up reach at famous Namche Bazaar with views of Everest-Nuptse and Lhotse on walks. At Namche transfer into a nice and cozy lodge with fabulous views of Tharmasarku and Kwangde Himal with time to wander around Namche.

  5. Day 5

    Acclimatization day , Rest or optional walk around Namche Bazaar - or short excursion to near by villages.

    Free and rest day in Namche for better acclimatization before climbing higher terrain, on this day take a short hike to Namche view point with its interesting museum full of information of Sherpa people culture-mountaineering with flora and fauna of the region. The top of Namche offers grand views of Mt. Everest-Lhotse-Nuptse with magnificent Amadablam peaks towards north. Other options hike up to Everest view hotel beyond Syangboche at an altitude of 3,880 m high with sweeping panorama of Everest and adjoining peaks.

  6. Day 6

    Trekking to Phungi thanga then to Thyangboche 3,880 meter - 06 hours

    Morning starts with short up and then on scenic pleasant path with few ups and downhill overlooking views of Everest and Amadablam, as the walk leads into patch of alpine woodland and then dropping towards Imjatse River at Phunki-Tenga a small settlement. Here with lunch break, afternoon uphill into a nice forest of rhododendron-oaks-magnolia-pines and fir trees, then finally reaching at our overnight stop at Thyangboche near its famous old Buddhist monastery. A charming spot surrounded by snow capped peaks with close views of Amadablam-Everest and other peaks, located within green forest. We visit the famous monastery where you can observe the monks and priests in prayer halls, here most of the climbers and mountaineers take blessing from the priest for safe and successful climb on Everest and other high peaks.

  7. Day 7

    Trekking to Dingboche 4,255 m - 7 hours

    Walk is pleasant today but makes a difference walking much higher altitude, starting with a descend for 55 minutes to the bridge, from here tree lines fades for shorter junipers & alpine rhododendron with mixed bushes known as azalea showing big change in high altitude. Trail continues to another beautiful sherpa settlemnet, Pangboche, it is the biggest last permanent settlement in this region. After this other villages like Pheriche, Thukla, Dingboche are active only in the spring to autumn to serve the travelers. The path climbs to Somare and crosses the Imja stream with the beautiful view of Nupse, Lhotshe and Amdablum mountains. Finally trail leads to another beautiful Sherpa village Dingboche, enjoy the prayers wheels and stones and yak farms.

  8. Day 8

    Acclimatization day in  Dingboche, optional  hiking to near by peaks.

    It is mandatory to spend another night in this altitude. Choose any hiking like towards amadablam or Island peak or Lobuche. If ou climb to Nagarjung peak can see Makalu on a clear day.

  9. Day 9

    Hiking to Thukla and Lobuche 4,945 m - 06 hours

    After breakfast, start climbing towards Thukla, enjoy the prayers wall and mane wheels along the trails. You may see yaks grazing and some mountain goats enjoying the sunbathing. Do not forget to look back and take pictures of Mount Amadablam. Take short rest at Thukla hilltop for drinks or even lunch and continue to Lobuche for the overnight stop.

  10. Day 10

    Trek to the mount Everest Base Camp (EBC) 5,370 meter & return to Gorakshep 5,180 m - 07 hrs

    You are at the dreamland, zig zag trails takes you to the actual base camp of Everest, depending on your walking speed it may take 5-7 hours round trip. This adventure trip will be life time experience. The famous Ice-falls of Khumbu is very long, follow the proper tails with your guide and experienced staffs only. After a marvelous and exciting time with adventure of a lifetime experience retrace the journey back to Gorakshep for overnight stop.

  11. Day 11

    Hike to Kalapathar 5,545 m trekking back to Lobuche and Pheriche 4,260m - 06 hours

    Morning a steep uphill hike to reach on top of Kalapathar at 5,545 meters, highest point of the adventure with fabulous and unique views of mountains includes Mt. Everest at its closest. After the greatest thrill with best view walk down to Gorakshep then to Pheriche for the overnight

  12. Day 12

    Trek to Kyanjuma 3,665 m near Sanasa - 06 hrs walks.

    Walk leads to a fine start with views towards a river after the bridge a slow hike to Thyangboche Monastery. Trek back to Kyanjuma for overnight halt, a sleepy and quiet spot with few fine lodge and view of Mount Everest and Amadablam.

  13. Day 13

    Trekking back Jorsalle then to Monjo 2,870 meter via Namche Bazaar - 05 hrs

  14. Day 14

    Walk back to Lukla airport - 3 hrs

    A short and easy day after losing much altitude, retrace the journey back to Lukla with last final climb from Choplung village to reach the famous gate named after 'Pasang Lamu' a first Sherpa lady who climbed and died on Mt. Everest. Finally our adventurous walks completes in Lukla with time for rest and to celebrate the success on Everest base camp trekking and last night sleep in Lukla and around Mount Everest area.

  15. Day 15

    Flight back to Kathmandu and drive to the hotel.

    According to the flight time for Kathmandu transfer to Tenzing & Hillary air terminal at Lukla airport, a short scenic in small aircraft bring you back in Kathmandu, and then transfer to your hotel with afternoon free for shopping spree and rest.

  16. Day 16

    Kathmandu rest day and contingency day

    We have allowed extra day in Kathmandu as contingency day in case of flight cancelled from Lukla, which might occur sometimes due to unforeseen bad weather conditions, if all goes well as per our itinerary days enjoy this free day with individual activities or join in for another interesting city tour.

  17. Day 17

    International flight for home

    As per your international flight for home bound or to other respective destination, transfer to Kathmandu airport with excellent memory and overwhelming adventure of a lifetime on Everest base camp trekking.

Everest base camp trekking Cost

Total cost USD 1299 per person based on 2 -15 pax

Cost Includes

  • Airport transportation.
  • Double sharing hotels/ guest house/ tea house in Kathmandu (Single room uses cost extra when needed)
  • UNESCO heritage Sightseeing  (if mentioned and added in the itinerary) or as optional.
  • BB plan on treks includes (Breakfast) with double occupancy accommodation rooms in local standard and basic lodge / Tea House (for single room supplement at extra cost if required)
  •  Applicable Trekking Information Management Systems TIMS & National Park Permit Fees.
  •  Experienced sherpa, guide and porters with equipment, daily wages-medical insurance, meals and transportation allowance.
  • Cultural Nepalese dinner in Kathmandu.
  • Comprehensive medical tools and re-confirmation of international air flights.
  • Domestic airfare as per the itinerary Kathmandu Lukla  Kathmandu.

Price Doesn't Include

  •  Visa for Nepal- Round airfare to Nepal-personal travel and International Travel medical insurance.
  • Personal Expenses and Lunch - dinners in Kathmandu, gratitude (tips) hard / soft drinks during trekking/tours.
  • Mountain hiking gears and personal medical kits.
  • Emergency rescue evacuation by any means of transportations including Helicopters services and personal medical kit.
  • If Early return from the trip due to personal reason or medical related problems-  in this case clients must bear his /her own expenditure on return from trek and in city including expenses of accompanying guides and staffs.

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Best time for everest base camp trekking

Weather & Climate on Everest Base Camp Trekking: The weather depending upon the season of trekking around Everest or other higher Himalayan belts, where's Everest Base Camp trekking can be visited all time of the year, however monsoon months of July to mid September will be wet but much greener with heavy moisture. The best time of the year will be from March to May when wild flowers are in full bloom around 2,000 m to 3,000 m high and then tree lines and vegetation declines for rough arctic terrain, the temperature will be 15 to 20 degree Celsius during the day with sunlight, morning and evening can be much cooler with minimum of -0 to 05 degree Celsius not counting the wind chill factors. As the trek leads higher above 4,000 m temperature drops in the shade as well in the morning and night time, day will be clear with strong sunlight and UV (due to drop in oxygen and air pressure on high elevation) , where you need strong sun screen to avoid sun burn in direct sunlight. Mid September to December will be the clearest weather but with short days minimum of -05 to -10 degree Celsius in the morning and night time with maximum of 15-20 degree during the day in full sunlight, also depends upon the altitude and areas of trekking. December to March will be the coldest months with chances of snows with minimum of -10 to -15 degree Celsius with maximum 15-18 degree Celsius without wind chill factor, however most of the day time will be clear with fine blue sky.

Everest base camp trekking Equipments

Trekking Equipment List to Bring from home or rent and purchase in Kathmandu: Perfect fitting, light and comfortable shoes are recommended over training boots and clothing will be necessary, for strong hot sun on drive along the lower altitude to freezing high altitude temperatures during the night in the Himalayan region. Half pant, thin trouser, half/full shirt, T-shirts, cap or hat, are suggested while walking, also skirts and long sleeved shirts are comfortable.

  • SHORTS OR SKIRTS (for ladies)
  • COTTON TROUSER for all season.
  • DUVET / DOWN JACKETS: (Down feathers or synthetic (required in autumn / winter and early spring time)
  • WOOLEN BALACLAVA AND MITTS: (required in autumn / winter and early spring time)
  • WATERPROOF: Jacket and trousers JUNE TO SEPTEMBER
  • SCARFS : HELPFUL TO AVOID the sun and dust
  • SUN SCREEN : BEST QUALITY [20 or higher] or SUPER high
  • Altitude cream due to thin air the
  • U/V is stronger in the sun.
  • DRINKING WATER BOTTLES: 2 liters metal to keep warm while at night time and for drinking purpose.
  • SLEEPING BAGS / DOWN JACKETS (which can be hired and purchase in Kathmandu at reasonable cost, if it is too much to carry from home.


  • CAMERA GEARS WALKING STICKS / POLES: Useful crossing rivers and in snow and ice areas.

everest base camp trek itinerary Route

Kathmandu fly to Lukla airport  trek to Phakding - Namche Bazzar - Tengboche - Pangboche - Pheriche - Lobuche - Gorakshep - kalapather - Everest base camp EBC Return is almost the same way back to Lukla then fly to Kathamndu. of can take a charter helicopter from EBC Gorakshep helipad and fly to Lukla or kathamdnu.

Everest base camp hiking Notes

Important Notes for the Trekking around Everest and other Himalaya region: Main flow of foreign visitors in Nepal is for trekking from moderate to adventurous or challenging treks, the most important is choosing the right trip as per your duration of holiday and fitness, for Everest and other Himalayan trekking adventure one needs to be in sound health and physically fit. On booking with us preparation of fitness required like walking - jogging - Jumba - aerobic at least a month before your departure from home country, and all clients should be prepared with Travel and Medical Insurance (in case for sudden accidents and immediate evacuation by any means of transport available for quick relief to nearest hospitals. Please send us your dietary list and medical history report so that we can arrange well in advance respectively. Book the ticket from home for Kathmandu-Nepal to reach at least a day ahead or earlier from trek departure with much space in Kathmandu after the trek, this allows you with more time in Nepal to enjoy the culture and heritage life of Nepalese and also in case of flight delay (Kathmandu - Lukla - Kathmandu) which can happen sometimes due to freak bad and unfavorable weather.

Everest base camp trekking FAQ

  1. Q.1

    What is Everest Base camp Trekking?

    Everest Base camp Trekking is moderate to adventurous to challenging walks, hiking in the base camp of Everest involves much down and uphill climb with descending with few gradual walking paths. Everest Base camp Trek, the trip is maximum two weeks long hiking journey which is more days of a few days to a week.

  2. Q.2

    How do I spend a day on daily Everest Base camp Trekking?

    Everest Trekking depends upon your chosen areas if it's on mainstream trekking routes of Himalayas you will be spending overnights in the small tea houses with views of Everest. Foods are provided during the trek as Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner.

  3. Q.3

    Who leads the Everest trek and are they well trained and experienced?

    Our tour leaders are local expert and haven been working for many years. They are depth knowledge of places.

  4. Q.4

    How is the meal in Tea-house and Lodge on Everest route trek?

    Locally prepared, mostly from village farms. They serve fresh foods.

  5. Q.5

    How is the standard of Tea house on Everest trek? Can I have my own single room?

    Yes, we provide a single room during trek while possible. Tea houses are very basics.

  6. Q.6

    How are the arrangements for safe drinking water during Everest trekking?

    On Everest trek, we provide you with boiled drinking water which is safe to use.

  7. Q.7

    Do you offer Money Worth and Best Value Trips without Any Hidden / Extra Cost for EBC trek?

    Every company has its own policy dealing with wide-world customers regarding price cost of the trip, with more people in the group is much better for the company and as well for trekking members as the trip cost will be much lower than with few persons in the group. Yes we do offer you with money worth of best services in all our holiday programs with no hidden cost, except extra cost arise, in few situation and places like on restricted areas Upper Mustang-Upper Dolpo and so on, where special permit required at extra cost depending the area of chosen destination.

  8. Q.8

    How do I Book a Trip with your company?

    At first sending the advance trip payment to our company in our Bank account provided where you must fill forms with detail of your passport with expire dates, most important the trip of your choice and then sending a transfer minimum of 65 % advance trip payment, which is non-refundable to secure your booking well in advance. On receiving your details of following document like passport with scanned or photo-copy, along with booking forms, then we will send you full confirmation letter with deposit as well a receipt of advance trip payment. You can contact us for direct transfer to deposit in our bank account and as well with Credit Card payment, we do accept Visa / Master Card or any other safe and widely used Credit Card with extra 04 % surcharge as levy charge.

  9. Q.9

    What type of physical fitness should one need to be for Everest trekking?

    In all types of trekking, we need to be in very good physical shape .

  10. Q.10

    Are your staff well taken care with medical Insurance for Everest trekking?

    All our guides and porters are provided well insured before leaving for the trekking to Everest base camp.

  11. Q.11

    What insurance do I need to obtain for Everest base camp trekking?

    We highly suggest that all trekkers booked with our company to obtain Travel and Medical Insurance which covers while trekking above 3000 metres to 5500 meters.

  12. Q.12

    What are the procedures in case of emergency during Everest treeking?

    Our guides are well trained in this kind of situation, we help you to get to the nearest hospital.

  13. Q.13

    Worried about AMS (Acute Mountain Sickness) while Everest Base camp trekking?

    Depending upon the areas of trekking from moderate-adventurous to challenging treks or climbs, our programs and standard itineraries have enough acclimatization days at certain heights, where rest and spare days are necessary on high altitude treks. In certain high altitude treks and climbs we do carry portable oxygen cylinders as well Gamma or Pressure Bags to reduce the problem of AMS if arise, our staff are well trained for this type of situation where the victims will be carried or brought to lower elevation for safe precaution. Normally in high altitude your doctors might have prescribed some medicines like Diamox or Actemodizile for high altitude start using one tab in the morning and one in night time before starting the trekking above 3,000 meters high keep using till return. The best treatment for high altitude drinks plenty and pee a lot taking slow pace on uphill with plenty of short rest. With AMS symptoms descend is the only remedy or evacuation in severe case by any means of transport or by Helicopter.

  14. Q.14

    What Safety measure and precaution taken from your side of the company?

    First of all our guides are well prepared for emergency situation and have gone numerous medical and mountain rescue training each year. We have set the itineraries days with much rest day for acclimatization at certain heights as safety measures and precaution, carrying portable oxygen bottles and Gamma or Pressure bags when required by the victims of AMS or other illness. We have strong and good connection with private Helicopter companies for immediate emergency evacuation when needed. On each trek our guide will carry comprehensive medical kit as well.

  15. Q.15

    Do you have airport transfer facilities for Everest Base camp trekking?

    Yes, in all our trips when booked with us we provide transportation to and from the hotel-airport which is included in most of our trip cost.

  16. Q.16

    Is there are Hot Shower and washing facilities on Base camp trekking?

    Depending upon the areas of trekking destination, like on normal mainstream trekking Everest- do have hot / cold shower facilities in most of the lodge and hotels, some have hot water buckets for a bathe or for washing. As the altitude gains such facilities are minimum of higher altitude areas, in camping sometimes we carry shower tents providing you with hot water buckets as well as washing water every morning before breakfast.

  17. Q.17

    How much weight do we carry on the trek?

    All your bigger bags with much weight will be carried by our porters and pack animals like Yaks and Mules, on domestic airlines 20 kg is the maximum weight that you can carry not counting your hand bags. While on trek you will be carrying your personal belonging in your day pack which will be at least 5 to 10 kgs maximum while other bigger bags carried by our porters. Weight differs on the areas of trekking destination, on climbing you will be carrying much with climbing equipment and warmer high altitude gears as well. Normally 25 to 30 kgs are enough on moderate and adventurous trekking programs which is the standard weight carried by porters.

  18. Q.18

    What is the best way to reach Nepal from USA- UK and Australia / NZ?

    Depending upon the season and connection of international airlines to and from Nepal to such countries in Nepal Saudi-Quarter-Gulf-Emirates-Ethiad-Turkish airlines connects travelers to Nepal from Europe as well Air India and other airlines like Jet Airlines also do connect with Nepal from India and to other parts of the world with transit based in Indian cities of Mumbai-Calcutta and Delhi. For Australia and New Zealand an easy connection with Thai-Dragon (Cathay Pacific Airline) Silk (Singapore Airlines) connects flight to Kathmandu – Nepal via Hong Kong-Singapore and Bangkok while for west of USA can use this route and for East of USA can travel through Europe to reach Kathmandu via respective airlines that connect with Nepal through certain transits points.

  19. Q.19

    Do I need to be in Nepal a day earlier before the trip departure and book the air tickets well in advance?

    It is best to reach Nepal much earlier at least 2-3 days before the trip departure if it is convenient for you as per you holiday limited time duration or a day before the trek departure, earlier arrival gives you time to blend with Nepalese environment and culture and to plan much better with local shopping for the treks.

  20. Q.20

    Can we recharge phone and camera batteries on Everest base camp trek?

    Charging facilities available in most of the lodge where they have small Hydroelectricity power or by solar charging at extra cost during Everest base camp trek, please carry a portable solar panel if you are trekking around remote areas of Everest region.

  21. Q.21

    Can Everest trekking gears available in Kathmandu for rest or purchage?

    We can rent and buy all types of trekking gears from warm Jackets to Sleeping bags with other necessary gears needed on Everest base camp trekking.

  22. Q.22

    Will my Cell phone work while on Everest base camp trek?

    It works depending upon the areas of Everest base camp trekking, since last 15 years, most of the people have cell-phones.

  23. Q.23

    How much tipping should I keep in my budget?

    Tipping is not compulsory, but has become a tradition among guides and trekking staff including porters started from early mountaineering expeditions which is still active to this day with tipping or gratitude to fellow staff-guides and porters in making the trip a great success with much enjoyable time. Most of the abroad agents have mentioned the rate of tipping in their brochure and websites and it all depends upon the number of trekkers in the group and as well duration of trekking. Normally you can tip from USA $ 50 to 100 in the kitty money with other members of the trek which is to be divided among trekking staff and porters by the head guide and group leaders. If you have enjoyed more than enough with overwhelming time with your guides and porters you can hand more than above mentioned figure.

  24. Q.24

    What is the best time to visit Everest Base Camp?

    For Everest base camp tour by helicopter can go all around the year.  For Trekking best is March till June. September till December. please email us for the exact time-wise information for Everest base camp activities.


Erica - Canada Review submitted - February 21, 2020


Everest base camp trekking was too good to describe it was just a perfect adventure holiday with good team of staff and guide, never thought it would be so good and well arranged………
Thank you for lovely time in Nepal.
Erica Smithson. Calgary-Canada.

Robert- USA Review submitted - February 21, 2020


Thank you all at Himalaya Guide. com for wonderful and marvelous adventure on Everest base camp trekking, enjoyed every day from stunning views of high peaks to lovely accommodation on nice local lodge, including great meals.
Thanks to all especially to our guide.
Robert Brandon Lee, Houston-Texas, USA

Joseph - Norway Review submitted - February 21, 2020


Everest Base Camp Trekking was a marvelous adventure to experience for me that I will never ever forget throughout my life-time and soon planning to be back for another great treks in Himalaya with same excellent local company and guides.
Joseph Frederickson Oslo-Norway.

Joanne - UK Review submitted - February 21, 2020


So beautiful overlooking gorgeous panorama of high towering Himalayan peaks with Mt. Everest at very close distance from the top of high Kalapathar it was at breathtaking experience.
Thanks to all staff for much care on Everest Base Camp Trekking.
Joanne Walsh, Bristol-England, UK.

Elizabeth - Australia Review submitted - February 21, 2020


Been a lovely holiday and well taken care of all our requirements it was so enjoyable from main arrival to final departure from Kathmandu, and of course it was a marvelous adventure on Everest Base Camp Trekking.
Thank you for great wonderful experience.
Elizabeth Ferguson, Adelaide-South Australia.

Gerald Review submitted - February 21, 2020


It was just brilliant overlooking so much of exciting views of high snow- capped mountain range with towering Mt. Everest at mere distance just like a postcard picture.
Wow it was a great adventure of my lifetime thanks to all for making it happen.
Gerald Mackintosh Glasgow-UK.

Paul - USA Review submitted - February 21, 2020


What an adventure with perfect team of friendly staff taking care of our needs throughout the journey on Everest base camp trekking, never expected it would be so wonderful, enjoyed every day walks with beautiful mountain views.
Thank you for your great services.
Paul Stevenson San-Francisco, CA-USA.

Peter - Italy Review submitted - February 21, 2020


Wonderful walk with scenic flight on Everest Base Camp Trekking, enjoyed every minute of the adventure with beautiful scenery of high snow mountains especially visiting Tengboche Monastery with impressive culture of great interest.
Thanks to all at Himalaya guide for the wonderful trip in Nepal Himalaya
Peter Gentili, Rome-Italy.

Fabian - Mexico Review submitted - February 21, 2020


Fabulous, super and much exciting adventure on Everest base camp trekking with glorious panorama of high Himalayan peaks on daily treks.
It was just unbelievable with Mt. Everest at close distance from high Kalapathar hill top. Thank you for perfect holiday and adventure to all staff and guide.
Fabian Carlos from Mexico City, Mexico.

Mary - UK Review submitted - February 21, 2020


Brilliant views with great guide and staff to take care of us it was a marvelous moment of my life on Everest base camp trekking thank you so much for wonderful arrangement it was really worth the hard effort walking all the way to Everest camp and at high Kalapathar.
Mary Anne Robinson. Middlesex, England-UK.

Edward Review submitted - February 21, 2020


Couldn’t ask for more after enjoying the best adventure of my lifetime experience on Everest base camp trekking, what a fantastic trip enjoyed every day on beautiful walks around high Sherpa country with close views of Mt. Everest.
Edward Bloom field South London, England. UK.

Richard Rowe. Sydney-Australia. Review submitted - February 21, 2020


Thank you for everything making my holiday in Nepal so enjoyable with exciting moments especially to good staff and expert guide of Himalaya guide what a trip joining on Everest base camp trekking.
It was so wonderful and memorable adventure

Kelvin - USA Review submitted - February 21, 2020


Pleasant and remarkable adventure on Everest base camp trekking facing marvelous views of high peaks and being on top Kalapathar was more than an experience within world giant mountains with Mt. Everest at close distance.
Just fantastic thank you to all, making my trip in Nepal so wonderful

Steven - France Review submitted - February 21, 2020


It was an enjoyable trip on Everest base camp trekking with exciting moments from the start to an end of my time in Nepal great arrangement with perfect companion of our guide.
Thank you Himalaya guide for wonderful arrangement.

Mat - UK Review submitted - February 21, 2020


Joining Everest base camp trekking with Himalaya guide was so impressive and enjoyable with great arrangement from nice local lodge to excellent meals with good services of the guide and porters,
It was just brilliant and thanks to all for wonderful adventure.

Brian - USA Review submitted - February 21, 2020


Perfect weather for wonderful Everest base camp trekking reached the base camp and on top Kalapathar with great support and guidance of our good guide and strong porters.
Thanks for the lovely memories and experience in Nepal.

Jackson - USA Review submitted - March 1, 2020


It was a great magnificent adventure holiday for me, enjoyed wonderful service of our guide and making us feel so good on every day walks with ever smiling faces of our porters that made this trip even more enjoyable.
Thanks to Himalaya guide for perfect arrangement on marvelous Everest base camp trekking.

Pauline - Canada Review submitted - February 28, 2020


Great adventure on Everest base camp trekking with good support of our guide throughout the trip, never let us down and keeping our spirit higher than Everest.
Enjoyed every moments of the day thanks to all our staff and wonderful guide for great support in making this trip much enjoyable.

Jimmy - Austria Review submitted - February 27, 2020


Beautiful views and lovely local cultures of high Sherpa people it was a great and marvelous adventure, did not expected it would be so good.
Enjoyed all of Himalaya guide services and taking excellent care of us on this wonderful Everest base camp trekking.

Maria - USA Review submitted - February 22, 2020


Excellent service of our guide on Everest base camp trekking allowing us much time to enjoy marvelous views of high mountains on daily treks and looking after our needs and request.
Thank you for all the support and making a great memorable trip.

Albert - Switzerland Review submitted - February 23, 2020


What a glorious adventure on Everest base camp trekking enjoyed day to day walks with great company of our expert and knowledgeable guide and cheerful happy porters, what a team to make our holiday the best.

Leslie - USA Review submitted - February 24, 2020


Super scenic flight both ways from Kathmandu to Lukla with ever exciting moment on lovely scenic walks visiting lovely Sherpa villages, truly a marvelous way to enjoy your adventure in Himalaya.
Thank you for wonderful trip on Everest base camp trekking it was a great adventure.

Richard - UK Review submitted - February 25, 2020


Incredible views on daily walks so beautiful within world giant snow mountains and in the harmony of local Sherpa colorful and interesting cultures, certainly a great adventure joining on Everest base camp trekking.
Thank you to all the staff and guides making my holiday in Nepal so enjoyable.

Wilkinson - UK Review submitted - February 26, 2020


Fantastic views of beautiful surrounding mountains with good companion of expert guide what a great combination on Everest base camp trekking with Himalaya guide, enjoyed so much with great memories to take back home

Ingrid Review submitted - February 21, 2020


What a fantastic adventure to Everest base camp trekking enjoyed thoroughly from the beginning to an end of the trip, well looked after with great services of expert and cheerful guides and porters.
Thank you all for making my trip so special……….

Shelley - UK Review submitted - February 21, 2020


Everest base camp trekking although a tough walk due to high gain in altitude, but made it possible making it much enjoyable by our friendly guides who were so kind in taking care of us throughout the trek.
Thank you so much to all the staff of Himalaya Guides.

Paul - USA Review submitted - February 21, 2020


Truly an enjoyable walks from Lukla to Lukla facing superb panorama of high giant peaks and staying in nice lovely local lodges with warm hospitality of friendly services of the Sherpa, glad that I did this trek to Everest base camp in good times of the year.
Thanks to Himalaya guides and its great staff and guides.

Simon - USA Review submitted - February 21, 2020


Never thought and imagined that I would be so close to world tallest peaks what a feat standing on the highest spot of the adventure at Kalapathar facing grand panorama and within near distance from Mt. Everest.
Thank you to our guide and staff making my adventure enjoyable on Everest base camp trekking.

Harrison - South Africa Review submitted - February 19, 2020


Great job guys you did it! Leading me on the highest point of the adventure at Everest base camp and on top Kalapathar, although a tough climb but made it with great support of our expert guide and staff on marvelous adventure Everest Base Camp Trekking.

Marcello Review submitted - December 18, 2018

Everest Base camp trekking 2018

My Everest Base camp trekking was fantastic, lucky with weather and Himalaya holiday service arranged well from planning till the end. we flew from Kathmandu to Lukla airport for 45 minutes, seeing lukla was bonus trip from where trekkers start to hike to Base camp. Then trekked Kalapather for 6 days and Everest base camp, Enjoyed view of Pumori, Lhotse and Nuptse, Amadablam etc. The hike to the base camp was incredible and Guide and Porter was very helpful . hiking at kalapather was our life time experience. Guide Buddhi tried his best to make our trip smooth. we got one of the best service. Special tanks to Buddhi and the HHS team.


James Review submitted - September 22, 2017

Our time in Nepal was great

Our time in Nepal was great James and Dorothy Miller, Canada

Hello Rajan,

Just wanted to let you know that our time in Nepal was great. We enjoyed all the sites we went to visit the scenery is great. Paras was a great guide in Kathmandu and Pokhara, and very knowledgeable. The guide in Lumbini was also great. It sure makes a vacation that much better when you have such great people for guides.

Driver Sangram and his friend took us out to 2 villages near Lumbini and the people were very friendly, especially the children. We like to learn something about the culture of a country and that involves visiting different peoples to see how they live.

Our jungle trips were great and we got to see a number of birds and animals. Except for the fact that our elephant went a little crazy for a few seconds it was an enjoyable ride through the jungle. Sangram is a great driver and also a good guide when we were alone with him.

Thanks for everything and if we hear of anyone wanting to go to Nepal we will tell them to get in touch with you.

Email: jm55@sasktel.net
Phone: 1-306-873-4194
Travel Year: 2018

Steven Review submitted - October 9, 2015

Trekking from Kathmandu to Mount Everest base camp

Kathmandu tours and Mont Everest base camp trekking with private guide was wonderful experience. We learned so much about Everest and Kathmandu Nepal. Also hiked at Kalapather Base camp and Everest view – which was fabulous.

Special thanks to Mr. Rajan and highly recommend to all people if you love mountains.