Everest Base Camp Trek

Everest Base Camp Trek

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  • Duration:15 Days
  • Trip GradeStrenuous
  • DestinationTIA Kathmandu
  • Max Altitude5,545 m
  • ActivityTrek, Sightseeing & Hiking
  • Group SizeMax 15 Person
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Highlights of Everest Base Camp Trek

Overview of the Everest Base Camp Trek: Foothill of the World's Highest Peak In The World

Everest Base Camp Trek is a classical trek and the world’s most popular destination for meeting the dreams of millions of travelers around the world. Reaching the foothills of the world’s highest peaks, Mt. Everest(8,848.86m), Mt. Lhotse( 8,516m), Mt. Cho Oyu(8,188m), Mt. Makalu(8,485m), and other iconic Himalayas in Nepal.

The Everest Base Camp trek with experienced guides is designed to fulfill the dream of travelers willing to reach the base of the world’s highest peaks. Footprint Adventure has a carefully devised itinerary with built-in rest days for safe acclimatization. Explore the paradise of the majestic Himalayas above 8,000 meters, along with Ama Dablam, Nuptse, Pumori, Thamserku, and beautiful snow-capped mountains.

In this 15-day Everest Base Camp Trek, you visit the Sherpa Indigenous community, renowned for residing at high altitudes and climbing the world’s highest mountains. You get to chat with the Sherpas, participate in their local rituals, and enjoy the local Sherpa dishes and delicacies. Similarly, you will also explore the wonderful age-old Buddhist monasteries, Stupas, and amazing geographical landscapes, including Tengboche Monastery and Sagarmatha National Park.

The Everest Base Camp Trek package commences with a 35-minute scenic flight from Kathmandu to Tenzing-Hillary Airport, Lukla Airport. The actual trekking begins right from Lukla, you continue hiking to Phakding, through a steamy forest filled with rhododendron flowers and diverse flora, and fauna. You will reach Namche Bazaar, the gateway to Mt. Everest where there are age-old Buddhist monasteries, and continue trekking to the best viewpoints for numerous of the Himalayas, including Mt. Everest, Nuptse, Lhotse, Cholatse, Kantaiga, Ama Dablam, Thamserku and so forth.

Take pictures of sunrise and sunset views over the Sherpa village and enjoy the scenery. During the trek to Everest Base Camp, you will encounter snow-capped mountains from above Khumbu Glacier or from Kala Patthar, a popular viewpoint in Nepal, which is undoubtedly the most iconic and unique landmark in the world. For further details regarding the Everest Base Camp trek, you can go through the complete guide for Everest Base Camp Trek. 

The Everest Base Camp Trek is an incredible experience for solo travelers, especially females. For those looking for Everest Base Camp Trek for Solo Female Travelers on a budget, we understand the needs and considerations of solo female trekkers. We have broken down the estimated costs associated with the Everest Base Camp Trek, from guide service and safe accommodation to permits and transportation to empower you to conquer the Everest Base Camp confidently.

Are you planning your Everest Base Camp Trek on a budget? We've got you covered! In addition to the accommodation options provided, we offer valuable tips on finding affordable gear rentals, budgeting for meals, and utilizing local transportation options to make your dream Everest Base Camp trek a reality without breaking the bank. 

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We offer opportunities to customize your trip! Consider adding a Kathmandu sightseeing tour, other adventure activities, or day trips around Nepal before or after your trek. Feel free to contact us.

Please understand that our itinerary might need adjustments due to unforeseen circumstances like flight delays, weather conditions, or natural disasters. In such cases, we'll work diligently to find the best alternative solutions to ensure you have a safe and enjoyable trek. Your cooperation and flexibility are highly appreciated during these times.


Upon arrival at Tribhuwan International Airport (KTM), our representative will greet you and transfer you to your hotel in Kathmandu in a private tourist vehicle.

The rest of the day is free to explore at your own pace. Explore and enjoy the nightlife of Thamel. You can visit trekking gear shops in Thamel if you want to buy your trekking essentials for the trek to base camp. 

Overnight at Hotel in Kathmandu. 

  • Accommodation Kantipur Village Hotel
  • Maximum Altitude1,350m

After breakfast, a certified tour guide from the company will take you on a guided exploration of Kathmandu's UNESCO World Heritage Sites like:

We will have a pre-trek briefing about your EBC trek and the upcoming mountain adventure. Our team members will give you thorough information about the flights from Kathmandu to Lukla, the teahouse accommodation, Everest routes, water facilities in the mountains, and details about trekking in Nepal. Feel free to ask the informant any questions about the trekking.

In the evening, a special welcome dinner at a traditional Nepali restaurant is accompanied by a cultural performance showcasing local music and dance. You'll also be introduced to your trekking guide for your 15-day Everest Base Camp Trek during the dinner.

Overnight in Kathmandu.

  • Accommodation Kantipur Village Hotel
  • MealsBreakfast & Welcome Dinner
  • TimeFull-Day
  • Maximum Altitude1,350m

An early morning flight from Kathmandu takes you to the most dangerous airport in the world, Tenzing Hillary Airport (2,845 m) in Lukla.

You will meet your porters at the airport in Lukla. The trek starts through the charming village of Lukla and descends towards a beautiful village in the lower alpine forests, Phakding(2,610 m).

You will hike above the roaring Dudh Koshi River and cross the first suspension bridge of the EBC trek, located between Chheplung and Thadokoshi before reaching Phakding.

Overnight Stay in Phakding.

Flight from/to: Ramechhap Airport

During the peak season March, April, May, October, and November, the flight operates from Manthali airport due to the air traffic. A tourist shuttle will transfer you to Manthali(Rammechhap) at around 2 in the morning. The drive takes about 5 hours. After arriving in Manthali, you will take a flight to Lukla. This started in 2019, because of the excessive traffic in the Kathmandu airport. Learn more about the Lukla flights. 

  • Accommodation See You Lodge
  • MealsBreakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Time30min flight & 3-4hr trek
  • Maximum Altitude2,650m

After breakfast, we will follow the Dudh Koshi River which is a key landmark of the Everest Base Camp Trek. As you ascend you will start to witness the peaks of Thamserku (6,712 m) and Kusum Kangaru (6,367m). Today you will cross about 5-6 suspension bridges including the famous Tenzin Hillary Bridge.

You will officially enter the Sagarmatha National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. For lunch, we will stop at a village named Jorsalle. Fun fact: Jorsalle translates to "twin pine trees" because the area is known for its abundance of pine trees that often grow in pairs. 

If the weather permits, we can take a detour to Top Danda and catch a glimpse of the world's highest mountain, Mount Everest (8,848.86 m)!

Finally, you'll arrive at Namche Bazaar(3,440 m), the "Gateway to Everest." Namche Bazaar is the largest Sherpa town and a crucial acclimatization stop in the Everest Base Camp Trek. This lively hub has shops selling trekking gear and local crafts. You can also find cafes with bakeries, and restaurants offering international and local cuisine. 

Overnight in Namche Bazaar.

  • Accommodation AD Friendship
  • MealsBreakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Time5-6hour
  • Maximum Altitude3,440m

Today marks an important day for acclimatization to the higher altitude. Altitude sickness is one of the crucial factors that  We will hike to the Sherpa Culture Museum which showcases the ancient traditions and the lifestyle of the Khumbu region.

For an extra dose of mountain magic, we will also hike to Syangboche Airport(3,780 m), one of the world's highest airports in the world.

We will spend the rest of the day relaxing, exploring Namche Bazaar, and allowing your body to adjust to the thinner air before pushing towards higher altitudes.

  • Accommodation AD Friendship
  • MealsBreakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • TimeFull Day
  • Maximum Altitude3,880m

Today's trek takes you along the sides of the Dudh Koshi River reflecting the gigantic Himalayas as you descend towards Tengboche. 

Upon reaching Tengboche (3,860m), also known as Tengboche Tengling Monastery you’ll be greeted with the sight of the Buddhist monastery situated on the hilltop. It is a significant religious and cultural landmark on the Everest Base Camp Trek. This stop in the Everest base camp trek offers views of Mt. Ama Dablam, Lhotse, and Mt. Everest too! 

The monastery is an archive of ornate wallhangings that testify to the artistic heritage of the Khumbu region. You'll also see a towering 20-foot Buddha Statue which has been a focal point of reverence for devotees and the musical instruments and colorful robes used by the resident Lamas during religious ceremonies.

Overnight in Debuche.

Note: If you reach Debuche ahead of time, you can ask your guide and hike up to Pangboche Village and spend the night in the teahouse. It is also one of the rest and altitude acclimatization stops in the EBC Trek. 

  • Accommodation Good Luck Hotel
  • MealsBreakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Time5-6hour
  • Maximum Altitude3,720 m

This leg of the EBC Trek is the next altitude acclimatization spot to let your body adjust to the high altitude.

As you depart after breakfast in the morning, you will witness the landscape transformation into a high-altitude desert. This unique ecosystem is a habitat for flora and fauna adapting to the harsh environment. Your trek follows the scenic Imja Tse River and potential wildlife sightings along the way!

The majestic Ama Dablam's crystal-clear visibility will be a photographer's delight. Lhotse, another Himalayan giant, will proudly display its beauty throughout the day.

Finally, reach will your destination for the night - Dingboche village, a popular stop for trekkers on the Everest Base Camp route. Dingboche has cafes and charming settlements which offers a chance to experience Sherpa culture firsthand.

Note: For optimal acclimatization, consider staying in Pangboche the day before this trek. This allows your body more time to adjust to the increasing altitude before tackling the higher sections of the journey.

  • Accommodation Good Luck Hotel
  • MealsBreakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Time3-4hour
  • Maximum Altitude4,410m

A crucial stop for most Everest Base Camp trekkers, Dingboche is dedicated to further acclimatization while experiencing mountain views.

For acclimatization, we will opt for a highly rewarding hike to the Nangkartshang Viewpoint (5,060m). This Viewpoint in the Everest Base Camp Trek offers views of iconic Himalayan giants like Ama Dablam, Makalu, and the Imja Valley, perfect for capturing unforgettable photos.

Even if you choose not to hike, spending a second night in Dingboche is vital for acclimatization. The extra time allows your body to adjust to the increasing altitude more effectively and further reduces the risk of altitude sickness ensuring a safer and more enjoyable trek towards Lobuche.

After your optional hike or simply enjoying the serene atmosphere of Dingboche, unwind in cozy teahouses and explore the village's unique Sherpa culture. 

Note: Nangkartshang Viewpoint is an optional activity. Listen to your body and choose the option that best suits your fitness level and acclimatization needs.

  • Accommodation Good Luck Hotel
  • MealsBreakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • TimeFull Day
  • Maximum Altitude4,410m

Today we will trek to Lobuche, a high-altitude village known for its stunning mountain scenery and extreme cold temperatures. The trail continues alongside the Khumbu Glacier's lateral moraine with challenging weather conditions so dress in layers for optimal comfort.

Throughout the trek, keep your eyes peeled for display of Himalayan giants like Everest (Sagarmatha) at 8,848 meters (29,029 ft), Nuptse at 8,596 meters (28,169 ft), Lhotse at 8,516 meters (27,939 ft), Ama Dablam at 6,812 meters (22,349 ft), Pumori “Daughter of Everest" at 7,161 meters (23,494 ft), Thamserku at 6,712 meters (22,021 ft), and Kantega at 6,782 meters (22,248 ft).

During the monsoon season (June-August), you might encounter temporary yak herder settlements along the trail. These yak houses, traditionally built with stone and wood, provide shelter for herders as they care for their yaks grazing on the slopes.

We will stop by a small settlement Thukla for lunch. Here, you'll encounter the poignant Sherpa Memorial erected in memory of climbers who lost their lives while pursuing their Himalayan dreams. Many memorials include personal photographs, prayer flags, and heartfelt messages from loved ones. Pay your respects and learn more about the courage and resilience of the Sherpa people who play a vital role in Everest expeditions.

Overnight in Lobuche

  • Accommodation New EBC Hotel
  • MealsBreakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Time5-6hour
  • Maximum Altitude5,050m

Today is the highest point of your Everest Base Camp trek!

We will walk along the mesmerizing landscape of ice formations and towering crevasses of the Khumbu Glacier. This constantly shifting landscape of ice seracs and crevasses is a powerful reminder of the forces at play in the Himalayas.

After conquering the Khumbu Glacier, you'll reach your ultimate goal - Everest Base Camp at an altitude of 5,364 meters! Standing at the foot of the world's highest mountain is a testament to your physical and mental strength.

If you're trekking during spring, you might encounter a bustling scene at Base Camp. You can witness expedition teams preparing for their summit attempts, adding another layer of excitement and a glimpse into the world of professional mountaineering.

After soaking up the achievement of reaching Everest Base Camp, you will return to Gorak Shep. The roundtrip typically takes about 4 hours.

Back at Gorak Shep, celebrate your incredible accomplishment with fellow trekkers. Share stories, savor a delicious meal, and rest up for your next adventure.

Overnight in Gorakshep.

Additional Tips:

  • Start your hike early in the morning to avoid the heat and crowds (if applicable).
  • Layer your clothes appropriately as temperatures can fluctuate significantly throughout the day.
  • Stay hydrated by drinking plenty of water.
  • Pace yourself and listen to your body during the challenging hike.
  • Be respectful of the fragile environment and leave no trace behind
  • Accommodation Snow Land
  • MealsBreakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Time6-7hour
  • Maximum Altitude5,364m

This morning, set your alarm for an early rise (around 4 am) to hike to Kalapaththar (5,545m). This small peak might require some effort, but the reward is beyond imagination.

The summit of Kalapaththar is the most beautiful viewpoint in the Everest Base Camp Trek. You will see the majestic Mount Everest directly ahead, alongside Nuptse, Pumori, Lhotse, Chagatse, and countless other Himalayan giants. You can take pictures of Mt. Everest to cherish forever.

After soaking in the unforgettable mountain views from Kalapaththar, descend back to Gorak Shep for a well-deserved hot breakfast. 

Following breakfast, you will trek down to Pheriche, a lower-altitude village (4,280m).

  • Accommodation Everest Trekkers
  • MealsBreakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Time7-8hour
  • Maximum Altitude5,545m

Bid farewell to the high mountains as you descend through Pangboche and Tengboche villages en route to Namche Bazaar

Celebrate your accomplishment upon reaching Namche Bazaar in the afternoon.

In the evening, explore the lively market, savor delicious food, and perhaps enjoy a celebratory drink with your fellow trekkers in one of Namche's many pubs!

  • Accommodation AD Friendship
  • MealsBreakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Time5-6hour
  • Maximum Altitude3,440m

Today marks the last day of trekking as you return to Lukla, the starting point of your adventure.

Take time to reflect on the incredible journey and the breathtaking landscapes you conquered.

Enjoy some free time in Lukla to relax, unwind, and perhaps enjoy a hot shower!

  • Accommodation Old Town Guest House
  • MealsBreakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Time6-7hour
  • Maximum Altitude2,840m

Enjoying the last glimpse of the mountains we have recently visited, the 35-minute scenic flight takes us back to Kathmandu. We will transfer you to the respective hotel, where you'll stay. We help to book the same hotel upon your request as well. In the meantime, you can explore Thamel, and buy souvenirs for your friends and family. 

  • Accommodation Kantipur Village Hotel
  • MealsBreakfast at Lukla
  • Time30min flght
  • Maximum Altitude1,350m

Our airport representative will drop you to Kathmandu Tribhuwan International Airport for your final departure from Nepal.

  • MealsBreakfast
  • Maximum Altitude1,350m

What's Included

  • Airport Pick up and drop by private vehicles ( both domestic and international arrivals/departures)
  • Kathmandu City Tour with tour guide and private transportation
  • 3X Night Hotel accommodation with breakfast in Kathmandu (Kantipur Village Hotel) similar standard 
  • Full board meals (breakfast, lunch, dinner), 3Xtea/coffee, and 1X soup  per day during the trekking 
  • Round-trip flight tickets from Kathmandu to Luka Village or from Ramechhap to Lukla (during the peak season)
  • Best available tea house accommodations with twin sharing room during the trekking
  • Professional, experienced, certified, and English-speaking trekking guide for your entire trekking
  • A porter for the two trekkers (an extra 25 USD per day for a solo traveler)
  • Carry Me Bag for responsible waste collection throughout your trek.
  • Food, Accommodation, Salary, Equipment, Medicines, and insurance for trekking staff
  • All the necessary permits and entrance fees during the trekking (National Park Entrance + Municipality Entrance)
  • Welcome dinner with a culture show program in a typical Nepali restaurant in Kathmandu
  • A medical kit carried by our trekking guide/leader
  • Accomplishment certificate, Footprint Duffel bag, trekking map, and a T-shirt from the company. (Duffel bags should be returned at the end of the trekking)
  • All the government taxes and operating charges of the company
  • Personal trekking equipment and gear
  • Tips for your trek guide (Expected at the end of the trek)
  • Nepal visa, learn more about the visa for Nepal 
  • Your travel and rescue insurance, Helicopter rescue, and any kind of insurance-related things
  • Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu
  • Tips for porter and driver (expected)
  • Mineral water, soft drinks, hard drinks, showers in the mountains, laundry, and your expenses during the entire Nepal trip
  • Donations for local people, hospitals, and schools (not compulsory)
  • International flight tickets 
  • City sightseeing entrance fees 
  • The rest of the expenses that are not mentioned in the cost include

Dates & Price

These are fixed departure dates for the Everest Base Camp Trek; if you are looking for your date and flexible itineraries, feel free to contact us.

Departure DateTrip StatusPrice 
dateAugust 14, 2024 - August 28, 2024StatusAvailablepriceUS$1490
dateAugust 14, 2024 - August 28, 2024StatusAvailablepriceUS$1490
dateAugust 28, 2024 - September 11, 2024StatusAvailablepriceUS$1490
dateAugust 28, 2024 - September 11, 2024StatusAvailablepriceUS$1490

Additional Info

Flight, Transportation, and Luggage

  • The Everest Base Camp Trek starts from a small mountain town, Lukla. 
  • Private Transportation is provided within Kathmandu for airport transfers and city tours. Know more about the transportation facility in Nepal, here  
  • Leave any extra luggage you don't need for the trek securely stored at your Kathmandu hotel.
(Note: During the peak season, the flight to Lukla happens from Ramechhap Airport ( also called Manthali Airport) which takes a 5-hour drive from Kathmandu to Manthali and 15 15-minute flight to Lukla. Due to the heavy air traffic at Kathmandu airport, we must travel to this small airport to fly to Lukla.)


  • You will get 3 to 5-star standard hotel accommodation in Kathmandu. During the trekking period, rooms will be basic, with beds with a pillow and blankets.
  • There is a provision of private bathrooms in the teahouses of Lukla, Namche, and Phakdking but as you ascend, the bathrooms are shared. 
  • The rooms in teahouses of the Everest Region typically is offered on a sharing basis during the peak season. If you need a private room during the trip, inform your tour operator beforehand.
  • There are some guest houses with attached bathrooms with additional charges. 

Health and Safety

  • Everest Base Camp Trek is a high-altitude Trek requiring proper acclimatization and physical fitness. 
  • Your trip will undoubtedly be successful if you have the right direction, the right knowledge, enough food and drink, and acclimatization.
  • Consult your physician, before taking any OTC drugs like Diamox, Paracetamol, and other high altitude-related medications. Read more about acute mountain sickness and its prevention. 


Trekking Grade 

  • The Everest Base Camp trek is rated moderate to challenging, with daily hikes of 5-8 hours. 
  • Prior trekking experience is not mandatory, but a decent amount of fitness is required to deal with continuous walking in the higher altitude. Check out the Everest Base Camp Fitness Plan.  


  • The best seasons for Everest Base Camp trekking are from September until November and from the mid-week of March until May. During the peak season, the weather in the Everest region and especially in the mountain region remains clear in the morning, and clouds build up during the afternoon and disappear at night. Know more about the weather and climate of Nepal and its mountains, here 

Food and Drinking Water

  • A variety of Nepali and Western meals are provided at lodges throughout the EBC Trek.
  • Bottled water is available on the lower trails, while higher lodges offer boiled or treated water for a small fee.
  • We will provide freshly cooked food from the local guest house or restaurant. You will have breakfast and dinner at the lodge and lunch available along the trail. 

Telephone, Internet & Electricity

  • During your Everest Base Camp trekking, phone connectivity is available up to Pangboche village and internet access will be available in almost all places except for unusual weather situations that may disturb the internet connection.
  • Each hotel has the wifi where you need to buy a card from Everest Link and you can access the internet.
  • The telephone and internet costs would be the additional cost for your trip. 
  • Most of the lodges/ guest houses take an additional charge for battery charging.
  • Electricity is a privilege in high-altitude treks like the Everest base camp trek. Eco-friendly solar panels are the primary source of electricity in higher altitudes to charge phones and camera batteries for a small fee. 

Group Leader and Crew

  • Experienced, honest, certified, and licensed holder mountain guides are provided for the entire trekking.
  • If the group is more than 5 pax, we also provide one extra assistant guide for you. We normally provide one sherpa (porter) for two trekkers. 

Trekking Equipment

  • Gear decisions can be overwhelming! We expand on buying gear for Everest Base Camp Trek providing you with information about trekking gear and rental shops in Nepal
  • You can explore the pros and cons of each option, considering factors like budget, usage frequency, and quality, to make the best choice for your adventure. For more details about the trekking equipment for high-altitude trekking like Everest Base Camp, you can find the link here.

Trekking Days

  • The schedule is very important for enjoying the trip among the Guide porters and trekkers Each morning after packing our bags and hot breakfast, we set off on the day’s walk. After walking for 3-4 hours we stop for lunch at around midday.
  •  The remainder of the afternoon can be spent exploring the village, or simply relaxing with a good book.
  • Some days we will arrive at our destination by lunchtime and the entire afternoon will be free.

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Q1. How do you prepare for Everest Base Camp Trek?

The Everest Base Camp trek is a strenuous and challenging trek, you need to have good physical fitness, good trekking gear, and must obtain all the necessary permits and requirements.

It is better to train your body 1-2 months before the trek, include cardiovascular exercises, pack enough clothes, and invest in good trekking gears. You need to be very careful and need to take enough rest and acclimatize at higher altitudes. You can also choose a local travel agent who can help you get your permits and requirements to trek in the Everest Region.

The Everest Base Camp Trek in Nepal is challenging but achievable if you have a basic fitness level. If you are new to trekking, consider additional rest days or inform your trip operator beforehand. You can check our short trek variations to warmup!


Yes, Mount Everest can be seen from Namche Bazaar. At a height of roughly 3,440 meters (11,286 feet), Namche Bazaar is situated in the Everest region of Nepal. It functions as a significant market town and a well-liked acclimatization stop for trekkers en route to Everest Base Camp. The town is surrounded by mountains, including the recognizable peaks of the Everest range, and is located in a bowl-shaped valley. From numerous vantage points in and around Namche Bazaar, trekkers can enjoy sights of Mount Everest and other notable peaks like Lhotse and Ama Dablam on clear days. It's essential to remember that weather and cloud cover can affect visibility, so Everest views aren't always assured.

Namche Bazaar is around 13 kilometers (8 miles) from Lukla, the starting point for most climbs to Everest Base Camp. The trek from Lukla to Namche Bazaar ascends over picturesque scenery and passes through a number of Sherpa settlements. Depending on the pace and level of fitness of the trekker, the trip normally lasts 6-7 hours. The trail has both uphill and downhill sections, so depending on the precise route selected, the actual distance traveled may vary.

The Everest Base Camp (EBC) trek is a thrilling experience that provides breathtaking views of towering mountains, a sense of accomplishment, interaction with Sherpa culture, thrilling exploration of various terrains, and the chance to connect with nature. It is a life-changing journey that tests your boundaries, encourages personal development, and forges lifelong memories, making it an appealing option for adventurers looking for a special and fulfilling experience.

The Everest Base Camp (EBC) trek is a thrilling experience that provides breathtaking views of towering mountains, a sense of accomplishment, interaction with Sherpa culture, thrilling exploration of various terrains, and the chance to connect with nature. It is a life-changing journey that tests your boundaries, encourages personal development, and forges lifelong memories, making it an appealing option for adventurers looking for a special and fulfilling experience.

No, there are no motorized roads that go all the way to Everest Base Camp (EBC), thus you cannot drive there. The Everest region is inaccessible by vehicles due to its rocky, hilly environment.

The most popular way to go to EBC is to take a flight from Kathmandu to Lukla, which has a small airport. The journey to EBC begins in Lukla. The 30- to 40-minute flight from Kathmandu to Lukla provides breathtaking Himalayan views.

As an alternative route, you can also take a bus or a private vehicle from Kathmandu to Salleri if you'd want to travel overland. Although it takes longer and is less frequent, this alternative enables progressive acclimation as you rise.

Flying from Kathmandu to Lukla is the typical starting point for an Everest Base Camp (EBC) trek. Tenzing-Hillary Airport, the smallest airport in Lukla, is the entry point to the Everest region. Several airlines run flights from Kathmandu to Lukla, which normally last 30 to 40 minutes. 

It's essential to keep in mind that weather in Lukla occasionally results in flight delays or cancellations, so it's a good idea to build some extra time into your schedule. You can start your trek to Everest Base Camp after landing in Lukla by traveling through beautiful routes and communities along the way.

The most common and convenient way to get to Everest Base Camp (EBC) is to take a flight from Kathmandu to Lukla at first. Beginning in Lukla, the journey passes through a variety of towns and landscapes, including stops at popular attractions like Namche Bazaar, Tengboche, and Dingboche. The trek typically takes 9 to 14 days, depending on the pace and amount of acclimatization required. 

In order to avoid altitude sickness, it's essential to stay physically active and acclimate. As an alternative, some travelers choose to take the more time-consuming but innovative route of traveling through the land from Kathmandu to Salleri before setting out for EBC. Hiring a qualified guide and securing the required permissions are advised for a safe and enjoyable trek.

Pack plenty of layered clothes that are appropriate for various climates when getting ready for an Everest Base Camp (EBC) trek. Sturdy boots, a rucksack, trekking poles, and a headlamp are all essential items for trekking. 

Bring a sleeping mat, a pillow, and a warm sleeping bag. A water bottle, purification tablets, a complete first aid kit, toiletries, and personal items are also recommended. Useful electronics include a camera, power bank, and a waterproof bag to store cash and critical papers. Making sure you have everything you need for a safe and pleasurable trek can be accomplished by packing lightly and consulting thorough lists.

The Everest Base Camp trek is definitely worth it. It is a famous and beautiful journey that offers incredible views of the majestic Himalayan mountains, including Mount Everest, the highest peak in the world. The trek offers a diverse cultural experience as it passes through stunning landscapes, endearing Sherpa settlements, and historic Buddhist monasteries. 

While the experience is physically demanding, the sense of achievement felt when you arrive at base camp and are surrounded by towering peaks is absolutely unique. A once-in-a-lifetime chance to experience the Himalayas' breathtaking scenery and learn about the distinctive way of life in the Everest region is the EBC trek.

There are two base camps on Mount Everest, on opposite sides of the mountains: South Base Camp is in Nepal at an altitude of 5,364 meters (17,598 ft) (28°0′26″N 86°51′34″E). And the other is in North Base Camp in Tibet, China at 5,150 meters (16,900 ft) .

It takes a total of 12 trekking days to complete a round trip of 130 KM distance trek to the Everest Base Camp that includes rest and accommodation days.

The trekking days can also vary from personal physical fitness, weather conditions, rest days and the pace of the trekker.

The Everest Base Camp Trek is not just a simple trip; rather, it is a journey towards the base of the tallest peak on earth. This region has been designated as a UNESCO Heritage site and is protected by the Sagarmatha Conservation Area Project. To reach the Everest region, hikers need three distinct permits: two of them have to be obtained by law, while the third can be obtained voluntarily but is strongly advised to be brought along (in time of emergency, or natural calamities, TIMS will help to rescue). The Sagarmatha National Conservation Permit, the Pasang Lampu Rural Municipality Permit, and the Trekkers' Information Management System (TIMS) Permit are the three permits that are needed to complete the Everest Trek.


If you want to tackle Everest Base camp without experiencing any difficulties related to altitude sickness, there are a few things you need to keep in mind. The following are a few tips for preventing altitude sickness during your trip to Everest Base Camp, provided by our knowledgeable guides and travel planners.

  • Slow ascent with sufficient rest and acclimatization.
  • Make sure you get enough fluids and keep hydrated.
  • Consume sufficient and balanced calories.
  • Keep clear from alcoholic beverages, cigarettes, and tobacco products for the entirety of the walk.
  • Maintain a level mind and get yourself mentally ready.
  • Train your body to handle uphill hikes 3 months before the trek by doing enough cardio or gym work.

Your 12-day plan will typically include three days with a significant amount of activity. The first day of the trek from Pheriche to Namche Bazaar is the most difficult since it consists of a lengthy and steep hike all the way from the Hillary suspension bridge to Namche. The second most difficult part of the trek is when you are traveling from Dingboche to Gorakshep. The journey up Kala Patthar, which is 5,545 meters / 18,192 feet high, and getting to the base camp and back down again is the third most difficult phase of the entire trek. 


Yes! The challenging hike to Everest Base Camp is highly dependent on the existing weather conditions. Due to the unpredictability of the weather and the frequent occurrence of weather-related events, flights are sometimes delayed or even canceled. Tenzing Hillary Airport in Lukla is located at 2,800 meters (9,186 feet) above sea level and is accessible by a 25-minute flight from Kathmandu. In the event that the domestic flights to and from Lukla are canceled, we kindly ask that you make appropriate preparations and set aside a few days as a backup in case this occurs.


After a challenging day of hiking, it is necessary to take some time to wind down, relax, and get a good night's sleep in order to be ready for the next day's adventure. To ensure that you have a pleasant stay, we will always reserve the finest lodge, which will include two beds in each room as well as western-style bathroom services. The majority of the time, there will be an adjacent restroom as well as clean and comfy beds that include an electric blanket (if one is available). The temperature of the space will often be kept between 10- 12 degrees Celsius (50 and 53.6 degrees Fahrenheit).

Yes, you can book a private trip for the Everest Base Camp and you also easily customized your requirements as well. We will make your trip as per your requirements and customize your trip according to your request. You can choose your style of services like accommodations, flooding, guiding, destinations, additional days rest, extra services, helicopter flights, and other so many services you can add to your trip. Normally, we have fixed departures for both private and group joining for Everest base camp, so you can choose the date you want or you can ask the date which is suitable for you. But, make sure that, the cost for the private group will be more according to your customization in the normal packages. 

We organize both group and solo trips to the Everest Base Camp. If you want to join the group or if you like to do it solo, we will manage the trip accordingly. For solo males or females, hiking with a local travel agency would be the best option for you. Footprint Adventure is the most recommended company for a solo female trek in Everest Base Camp. 

Most of the mountain region in Nepal including Everest Base Camp trek, Spring (March-May), and Autumn (Sept-November) is the best season for trekking. The weather, climate, temperature, views, and many things are in your favor during this season. Though, you can explore mountains around the year with safety and proper guidance. 


Everest Base Camp Trek is considered a strenuous trek but is doable by all age groups including beginners, and immature hikers. To be able to conquer the Everest Base Camp Trek, you need to possess a decent amount of fitness and health. The trail is a mixture of challenging ascends, descends, and flat terrains. You have to walk 5-7 hours daily on average. The altitude range of EBC Trek starts from 2,840 to 5,545m at the top of the Kalapatthar. So, with the proper guidance, spirit, and preparation, the Everest Base Camp trek is doable!

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