Everest Base Camp Trek 17 Days

Everest Base Camp Trek is a much-coveted journey that fulfills the dream of trekking to the base camp of the world's highest point, Mount Everest (8848 meters). The Everest Base Camp Trekking presents awe-inspiring vistas that match the grandeur of the towering alpine heights we ascend. Tracing the paths once treated by legendary adventurers, this 17-day trek is no easy feat. However, it is precisely when the journey becomes challenging that you realize you are on the right track.

Along the way to the Base Camp, trekkers also have the unique opportunity to immerse themselves in the rich Sherpa culture that thrives in the Nepalese Himalayas. The trek offers a glimpse of the Sherpa way of life, with colorful prayer wheels, ancient monasteries, and renowned Sherpa hospitality.

Throughout the trek, breathtaking mountain views surround trekkers, as the trail consistently follows the foothills of majestic peaks. The journey is filled with excitement, crossing high suspension bridges, tackling steep climbs amidst lush pine and rhododendron forests, encountering Dzos and Yaks carrying heavy loads, and being greeted by cheerful faces in the villages. Each day on the trek promises adventure and ensures that it will be a cherished experience for a lifetime.

Embarking on the Mount Everest Base Camp trek is a rare and unforgettable adventure, ranking among the finest treks in Nepal. While reaching the summit of the 8,848m high Mt. Everest remains a distant dream for most, trekking to Everest Base Camp is feasible with good fitness and unwavering determination.


This video shows a glimpse of what the Trekking to EBC looks like and a view from Kala Patthar.

EBC Trek Highlights: -

  • Exciting mountain flight to Lukla Tenzing Hillary airstrip.
  • Follow the footprint of Sir Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay Sherpa toward to base camp of Top of the World.
  • Trekking through the river, valleys, forest, suspension bridges, Buddhist monasteries, and Sherpa villages.
  • Explore the Breathtaking Himalayan Backdrop views of Ama Dablam, Nuptse, Lhotse, and Everest from Everest View Hotel.
  • Visit Tengboche Monastery, one of the most popular and important Buddhist monasteries in the Khumbu region of Nepal.  
  • Standing at the base camp of Everest altitude of 5364 meters & exploring a closed view of Khumbu Icefall.
  • Panoramic views of the world’s highest peak and other snow-capped peaks from Kala Patthar (5545 meters).

Everest Base Camp Trek Altitude Profile Chart

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Everest Base Camp Trek Route

Everest Base Camp Trek starts with an exciting and panoramic flight into Lukla and starts following Dudh Koshi. Following the thunderous Dudh Koshi, the trek only gets better with each passing day. With every meter gained, the views get better and the trail seems to get harder. The almost modern town of Namche (by Himalayan standards), placid Tengboche Monastery, and other few settlements are on the way to Gorakshep, the final stop before Everest Base Camp. At 5100 meters, Gorakshep is the highest place to sleep during our Trekking to Everest Base Camp.

One can trek to Everest Base Camp and to the highest point of the trek, Kala Patthar from Gorakshep. Kala Patthar (5545 meters) offers views of Mt Pumori 7165 meters, Lingtren 6749 meters, Khumbutse 6665 meters, Lhola NW Col 6026 meters, Mt. Everest 8848.86 meters, Lhotse 8516 meters, Nuptse West Face 7861 meters, Ama Dablam 6856 meters, Kangtega 6685 meters, Thamserku 6608 meters, Tabuche peak 6367 meters and Cholatse 6335 meters. The viewpoint of Kala Patthar (5545 meters), Everest Base Camp, Namche Bazaar (town), and a couple of suspension bridges at a considerable height are the main highlights of Everest Base Camp Trekking.

Are you planning a Trek to Everest Base Camp? Looking for a reliable complete itinerary for trek to Everest Base Camp? We would like to share Everest Base Camp Trekking 17 Days Detail Itinerary for fulfilling your dream to reach Mount Everest Base Camp. 

 

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Everest Base Camp Trek itinerary

Day 01: Arrive in Kathmandu. (1338 meters)
Day 02: Sightseeing and Trek Preparation.
Day 03: Fly to Lukla (2810 meters) and trek to Phakding. (2610 meters)
Day 04: Trek to Namche Bazaar. (3440 meters)
Day 05: Acclimatization Day at Namche Bazaar.
Day 06: Trek to Thyangboche. (3860 meters)
Day 07: Trek to Dingboche. (4410 meters)
Day 08: Acclimatization Day at Dingboche.
Day 09: Trek to Lobuche. (4910 meters)
Day 10: Trek to Gorakshep. (5180 meters)
Day 11: Climb Kala Patthar (5545 meters) and trek to Lobuche. (4900 meters)
Day 12: Trek to Thyangboche. (3860 meters)
Day 13: Trek to Namche Bazaar. (3440 meters)
Day 14: Trek to Lukla. (2810 meters)
Day 15: Fly back to Kathmandu.
Day 16: Free day at Kathmandu.
Day 17: Departure.

 

Everest Base Camp Trek Permits

For the Everest Base Camp (EBC) Trek, you need two entrance permits as mentioned below:

  1. Khumbu Pasang Lhamu Rural Municipality Entrance Permit - This permit costs NPR 2000 per person.
  2. Sagarmatha National Park Entry Permit - The permit costs NPR 3000 per person.


All these necessary permits will be managed by our company Visit Himalaya Treks to make our clients hassle-free and enjoy fully during their EBC Trek. 

 

Gears you will need for Trekking

Before traveling, it’s always a big question of what to pack, and what to unpack. Especially when you are doing multiday trekking and hiking in the Himalayas. We suggest essential gear needed while trekking and hiking in Nepal. Please Click to download the checklist for the gear list details for Everest Base Camp Trekking in Nepal. 

 

FAQ for EBC Trek

 

How much does the Everest Base Camp Trek Cost?

On average, the cost of trekking to Everest Base Camp ranges from $1500 to $2100. However, at VHT, we offer a 17-day EBC Trek priced at $1500 per person for a group of at least 10+ individuals and $2100 for a single client, and group size 2 to 4 travelers cost $1800 for Trek to EBC

Also be informed that the cost of your trek to the Everest Base Camp is subject to variation based on several factors, including your chosen trekking route, trek duration, included services, and the specific trekking company you opt for.

 

When is the Best Time for Everest base Camp Trek?

The best time for the Everest Base Camp Trek is during the pre-monsoon (spring) and post-monsoon (autumn) seasons. This means the months of March to May and September to December are considered the most favorable periods for the trek. These seasons offer stable weather conditions, clear skies, and moderate temperatures, providing an excellent experience for trekkers and stunning views of the surrounding Himalayan peaks. It is generally advisable to avoid the monsoon season (July and August) due to heavy rainfall and the winter season (December to February) when the extreme cold and snow make the trek challenging and risky.

There are two discrete trekking seasons in Nepal. Everest Base Camp trek's best time of year is March, April, and May (pre-monsoon) and Late September, October, November, and December (post-monsoon). However early September and the month of February also can be done trekking to Everest Base Camp.

 

How difficult is the Everest Base Camp Trek?

The Everest Base Camp Trek is considered to be moderately challenging in terms of difficulty. Classified as Demanding Grade for it traverses through the Khumbu valleys of Everest highlands. The final stop of the trek, Everest Base Camp stands at 5364 meters making it uninhabitable for humans. The elevation provides for thin air with low oxygen content and pressure making it difficult for trekkers to breathe.

Over 30,000 people make it to Everest Base Camp each year which includes people of all shapes, sizes, ages, and fitness. With a level of preparation and a can-do attitude, Everest Base Camp is moderately difficult. Our team at Visit Himalaya Treks has designed the itinerary for the Everest Base Camp trek such that the trek makes a gradual ascent with proper acclimatization so as to make it comfortable for you.

 

Can beginners trek Everest Base Camp?

Yes, beginners can trek to Everest Base Camp, but it's essential for them to be well-prepared and take certain precautions. The trek is challenging and involves walking at high altitudes. So having a reasonable level of fitness and stamina is important. It's also crucial to choose a suitable itinerary with adequate acclimatization days to help the body adjust to the altitude gradually.

Joining a reputable trekking company with experienced guides such as Visit Himalaya Treks can provide valuable support and guidance throughout the journey. Beginners should also ensure they have the appropriate trekking gear and clothing. Besides consulting with a doctor before the trek is advisable, especially if there are any health concerns. With proper preparation and determination, beginners can indeed make the trek to Everest Base Camp and enjoy the awe-inspiring beauty of the Himalayas.

 

Accommodation on trekking to Everest Base Camp

The Everest Base Camp trek is a world-famous trekking destination, one of the well-constructed tea houses, Lodges are available along the Everest Base Camp trekking route. Even high-quality hotels are available en route to the Everest trail, so an Everest Base Camp Trek Luxury option is available.

 

What type of food is served at EBC Trek?

Owing to the remote nature of the region, food supplies in the Everest region are either flown by helicopter or carried on the back of a mule and People. Everest region lies right on the Nepalese border with Tibet in the north. The food habit of the Sherpa people in the region has been largely influenced by the Tibetan walk of life. Every Tea House serves the traditional Nepali meal Dal Bhat (rice and lentils), as well as a variety of different food items, such as rice, vegetables, noodles, potatoes, and soup.

Some Nepali versions of Western food such as pie, pasta, and French fries are also available. Soft drinks, snacks, and beer are available in most of the Tea Houses and trailside restaurants. And of course, Nepali milk tea is served everywhere.  Hence, you will have an opportunity to have both Nepalese and Tibetan dishes in the teahouses during your Everest Base Camp Trekking in Nepal. 

Everest Base Camp Trekking
Sun Set View over Mt. Everest and Nuptse West Face from Kala Patthar View Point.

 

Best time to hike Everest Base Camp.

September to mid-December is the best time to trek in Nepal, September, October, and November is the major trekking season in Nepal. Usually, a clear day with absolutely breathtaking views of the snowcapped peaks. Similarly, March, April, and May are other perfect times for a trek to Everest Base Camp. The month of March, April, and May in the Everest Base Camp is covered by tents by Everest climbers. April May is the busy season for ascending Mount Everest.

During this 12-day Everest base camp journey, we will hike Lukla to Everest Base Camp and back to Lukla covering 130 kilometers. We will experience Rivers, forests, valleys, suspension bridges, Buddhist monasteries, Sherpa villages, and exciting tall mountains, making the Everest base camp trek more rewarding.

 

Everest Base Camp Trek distance

The trekking distance from Lukla to Everest Base Camp and back is approximately 130 kilometers (about 80.78 miles) in total. Our usual Everest Base Camp trek begins after our flight to Lukla (2840m) from Ramechhap or from Kathmandu. You will then trek through small Sherpa settlements until reaching your last point of the trek, Everest Base Camp (5364m).

This trek requires 13 ideal days requiring you to walk at an average pace of 9 to 15km every day. As per the itinerary, it takes a total of 8 days for the ascent including 2 acclimatization days to reach the base camp of Everest and 4 days of descent to return to Lukla. During this 12-day journey, we will cover about 130 kilometers distance from Lukla to Everest base camp and back to Lukla.

 

Is there electricity at Everest Base Camp?

There is a smooth power supply in the Everest region. The lower stretches of the Everest Base Camp Trek are powered by hydroelectricity which is convenient to charge your electric gadgets and appliances. As you ascend higher in the trek, the tea houses use solar electricity which might limit the supply, especially during the evenings. There are no charging sockets available in your room in most of the teahouses during Everest Base Camp Trek except for a few high-end lodges. You can charge your electronic devices in the dining area where an extension cord is provided for a small fee. Make sure to carry a power bank with you so your devices don't run out of Power.

 

Is there Phone and Internet service on the way to Everest Base Camp?

The tea houses located along the trail of the Everest Base Camp Trekking route mostly have wifi and internet facilities available. However, you will have to pay extra usually (Rs.200-300) for a one-time connection to the wifi during your stay. Please note that internet connections in those areas are often unreliable and frequently disrupted. Cellular networks are available in the Everest Base Camp Trek all the way up to the base camp. There is stable internet and a cellular connection on the lower region of the Everest Base Camp Trekking route. The upper section of the trek especially after Tengboche faces several disruptions time and again.

 

Lukla Flight Information

Kathmandu Airport and the runways are shared by both domestic and international flights. Can be quite busy in the high tourism seasons, where Lukla flights will be in the peak time. To avoid the busy air traffic and landing on the runways can be a problem.

Completing the flights and making sure all travelers are in Lukla and Outing from Lukla on time. The Lukla Flight operates from Manthali (Ramechhap) Airport during the peak season. The months of October and November are in the autumn season and the months of March to May are in the Spring season Lukla flights operate from Manthali (Ramechhap Airport).

During this period (October and November in the autumn season and March to May in the Spring season) there is no flight available KTM – LUKLA and LUKLA – KTM.

During peak tourism season, October and November in the Autumn season and March to May in the Spring season Lukla flights operate only from Manthali (Ramechhap Airport).  Scenic Flight to Lukla Airport Full Information read here. 

 

Trekking to EBC Demanding Grade Treks

Demanding grade treks are the combination of a strenuous and moderate walk which are normally 6 to 8 hours a day at an altitude up to 5000 meters with side trips to higher elevations. These are classified as well-defined trails, away from habitation. Therefore, one must be very fit for this sort of trip. People suffering from asthma, high blood pressure, heart disease, or complicated medical conditions adversely affected by strenuous exercise should not participate. We describe Everest Base Camp Trek as one of our most demanding trek categories.

 

How long is Everest Base Camp Hike?

On average, Everest Base Camp Hike which initiates and ends in Lukla is completed in 17 days arriving in Kathmandu Nepal to depart from Kathmandu. It's the most ideal period of time with a proper itinerary to provide trekkers with enough time to acclimatize to higher altitudes. That being said, we can tailor and make your itinerary to suit your needs.

Our standard 17 days itinerary includes an average of 5-6 hours of trekking every day. One or two days in Kathmandu for preparation and sorting out your gear and apparel for the trek. If there is a limitation of time, you may opt to finish the Everest Base Camp Trek in time period as short time period by flying back to Lukla from Gorakshep we offer the Everest Base Camp Trek Heli Ride Back

EBC Trek Resource,

 

Enjoy out Short Video about Everest Base Camp Trekking in Nepal.

Everest Base Camp Trek 17 Days Detail Itinerary

DAY
  • 1

    A representative from Visit Himalaya Treks with the company’s display board will greet you outside the arrival terminal and transfer you to your Hotel. 

    Altitude 1350 m
    Meals Breakfast
    Accommodation Hotel
  • 2

    A Full day guided tour to several of historical and spiritual attractions enlisted under the World Heritage Sites. The trek leader will meet the group for a meeting and provide a detailed briefing on the trek. All the required information regarding the trek would be provided. 

    Altitude 1350 m
    Meals Breakfast
    Accommodation Hotel
  • 3

    For Kathmandu – Lukla flight: Wake up around 5 to 6 am and drive to the domestic airport in Kathmandu for about 30 minutes and fly to Lukla (35 minutes). Applicable for the remaining months, except peak trekking months.

    For Manthali – Lukla flight: Wake up around 2:30 am, drive to Manthali by Car, Jeep, Hice for about 4 to 5 hours, and fly to Lukla (20 minutes) Applicable for the peak trekking month of March, April, May, October and November.

    An early morning scenic flight to Lukla (35 minutes) is followed by a leisurely breakfast at Lukla. We meet up with our crew and after a brief introduction and a quick sorting of our daypack and the main bags, our adventure starts. The trail gradually drops into the Dudh Koshi Valley and passes through the lovely Sherpa villages of Chauri Kharka, Cheplung, then undulates through villages of Thado Koshi, Ghat, and finally arrives at Phakding. First views of Kusum Kanguru (6367 meters) can be viewed at Thado Koshi just before a small climb at Thado Koshi. During the day and in most of the other days on the trek, we follow the Dudh Koshi river and pass through couple of suspension bridges and several mani walls, mani stone, chorten, stupas and prayer flags with snow capped mountains in the background. (3 hours) 

    Altitude 2610 m
    Meals Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
    Accommodation Tea House / Lodge
  • 4

    During the day, we follow the Dudh Koshi River and cross the river several times on the suspension bridges. Views of Thamserku (6623 meters) and the holy mountain Khumbila or Khumbu Yül-Lha (5761 meters) shows themselves for the first time as we trek through small villages of Tok Tok, Ghat, Benkar and Monjo. The trail keeps undulating for the whole morning and enters into the Sagarmatha National Park at Monjo. The path drops down to Jorsalle and steadily follows the river for a while until the start of steep climb with a dramatic suspension bridge (situated at more than 50 meters above the river) joining the two different valley. First glimpse of Everest (8848 meters) with the Lohtse face infront of it can be enjoyed on the midway of the climb through the pine forests, on the way to Namche Bazaar. This famous town in the lap of the Himalayas also offers the best views of the Kongde Range. (6 hours) 

    Altitude 3440 m
    Meals Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
    Accommodation Tea House / Lodge
  • 5

    A walk to the twin village of Khunde (3840 meters) and Khumjung (3780 meters) through the Syangboche Airport (3720 meters) is considered as one of the interesting days of the trek. With the benefit of gain in altitude, this day trip also offers a chance to visit a hospital and school started by Sir Edmund Hillary himself. Breathtaking views of Mount Everest (8848 meters), Lohtse (8516 meters) and Ama Dablam (6812 meters) are also an added incentive for the day hike. (6 hours)

    Altitude 3840 m
    Meals Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
    Accommodation Tea House / Lodge
  • 6

    The trek continues on a well maintained path in the morning with towering mountains on almost every direction. After passing a couple of teahouses at Kyangjuma, the path starts to drop down to the river passing small teashops at the villages of Sanasa, Lausasa and finally reaches Phunki Tenga at the bottom of the valley. Yet another suspension bridge helps us to cross the river at Phunki Tenga and then an identical climb to Namche waits. The climb through a thin Rhododenron forests finally ends at Tengboche. Tengboche is famous for the Tengboche Monastery, the biggest and the most important monastery of the region. Tengboche also offers stunning panoramic views of Everest with the Lohtse face, Ama Dablam (6812 meters), Kangtega (6782 meters) and the Kongde Range. (6 hours) 

    Altitude 3860 m
    Meals Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
    Accommodation Tea House / Lodge
  • 7

    The path drops down passing through some teahouses at Deboche and after a brief period on easy terrain, crosses the Dudh Koshi once again. A small ascend leads to Pangboche, the village with the oldest monastery of the region. The trek continues in the valley and passes small villages of Somare and Hortse. After Hortse, the path drops in and out of a valley and then a steady walk finally ends the day at Dingboche. At Dingboche, views of another snowcapped pinnacle adds to the already impressive list of mountains, as view of Island Peak (6189 meters), one of the most popular trekking peaks in Nepal, appears in the North. (5-6 hours) 

    Altitude 4410 m
    Meals Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
    Accommodation Tea House / Lodge
  • 8

    A climb on the ridge of Nangkar Tshang for couple of hours or a hike to Chukkung further into the valley are the two options available at Dingboche for acclimatization. The climb on the ridge offers better views of the mountains and also a good couple of hundred meters gain in altitude. A leisurely lunch and a good rest can be enjoyed in the afternoon. 

    Altitude 5510 m
    Meals Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
    Accommodation Tea House / Lodge
  • 9

    After a short climb, the tail continues to gradually ascend for the most part of the morning. After crossing a small river, the trail climbs to Thukla, followed by a steep climb that ends at the top of Thukla Pass (4830 meters). The pass is filled with memorials dedicated to the mountaineers perished in the mountains of Khumbu region and also provides serene views of the mountains responsible for those memorials. An easier walk in the afternoon ends the day at Lobuche. (6 hours) 

    Altitude 4910 m
    Meals Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
    Accommodation Tea House / Lodge
  • 10

    An early start leads us into the undulating trail and into the Khumbu Glacier for a while. After getting out of the glacier, the path leads to Gorakhshep (5180 meters). After a brief stop and lunch, the trail again enters the Khumbu Glacier and undulates all the way up to Everest Base Camp. At Base Camp, one can enjoy the close up views of Nuptse (7861 meters), Pumori (7161 meters), Lingtren (6713 meters), Khumbutse (6636 meters), Changtse (7543 meters) and Lho La (6026 meters). We return to Gorakhshep through the same route on the glacier. (6-7 hours) 

    Altitude 5180 m
    Meals Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
    Accommodation Tea House / Lodge
  • 11

    A steep climb to Kala Pattar (2 hours) is rewarded with the proper view of the southwest face of Everest. Kala Pattar (5545 meters) is also the highest point of the trek. After returning to Gorakhshep, we return to Lobuche via same route. (3 hours) 

    Altitude 5545 m
    Meals Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
    Accommodation Tea House / Lodge
  • 12

    The trail consistently keeps losing height with every hour and enters into the different valley of Pheriche in the morning. The valley is left behind after a brief climb and once again, the trail descends and passes the villages of Hortse, Somare and Pangboche. After Hortse, the trek continues on the same path taken during the way up. The days trek ends at Thyangboche. (7-8 hours) 

    Altitude 3860 m
    Meals Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
    Accommodation Tea House / Lodge
  • 13

    A steep drop through the Rhododendron forest leads to Phunki Tenga and after crossing a river at Phunki Tenga, a steep climb passing through the small villages of Lausasa and Sanasa, finally takes us to Kyangjuma. A gentle walk from Kyangjuma with views of the valleys for the next day leads to Namche Bazaar. (5 hours approximately) 

    Altitude 3440 m
    Meals Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
    Accommodation Tea House / Lodge
  • 14

    We trek back to Lukla via same route taken before and end the trek at Lukla. We also bid farewell to our support crew and formally end their trek for them as well. (6-7 hours) 

    Altitude 2810 m
    Meals Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
    Accommodation Tea House / Lodge
  • 15

    Lukla to Kathmandu flight – 35 minutes and transfer to hotel by shared tourist vehicle which takes about 30 min (Applicable for the remaining months, except peak trekking months).

    Lukla to Manthli flight – 20 minutes and same day drive to Kathmandu by Car, Jeep, Hice for 4 to 6 hours (Applicable for the peak trekking month of March, April, May, October and November)

     

    Altitude 1350 m
    Meals Breakfast
    Accommodation Hotel
  • 16

    A leisure day in Kathmandu which can extended into further more tours to Chitwan, Lumbini etc. (This is also spare day in case of cancellation of flights) (Overnight at Hotel. Breakfast included)

    Altitude 1350 m
    Meals Breakfast
    Accommodation Hotel
  • 17

    A representative from Visit Himalaya Treks Pvt. Ltd. will check your flight tickets and transfer you to the airport before two hours from your flight with a hope of seeing you again in the future. 

    Altitude 1350 m
    Meals Breakfast
    Accommodation No

Cost Includes

    • Arrivals and departure transport by car (We will collect you from the Kathmandu international airport) and transfer to Hotel.
    • Full-day sightseeing in Kathmandu with a city guide and necessary transport.
    • 4 nights accommodation (2 persons per room) in Kathmandu in a 3* standard Hotel with breakfast.
    • Kathmandu - Lukla - Kathmandu airfare including airport taxes.
    • Accommodation and all meals (breakfast, lunch, dinner) while on trek in normal teahouses.
    • Salary, insurance, food, and accommodation for guides and porters.
    • A porter to carry your luggage on treks (Per person 15-kilogram luggage).
    • National Park entry fee and Trekkers Information Management System (TIMS).
    • First Aid Kit.
    • Service charges and Government taxes.

Cost Excludes

    • Nepal entry Visa Fee.
    • Personal Travel Insurance (Compulsory).
    • Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu.
    • Entry fee at the sightseeing sites.
    • Personal expenses like beverages (mineral water, alcohol, soft drinks), telephone bills, laundry, bar bills, personal tips, etc.

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The set departure dates listed are specially quoted and specified for group joining option. Let us know if the set departure dates are not suitable for you- another dates which are suitable for you can certainly be added by us.

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Reviews ( 14 Reviews For This Package )

Euan Gleeson-Brown, From Australia

Everest Base Camp - Amazing Experience!

An amazing experience with Visit Himalaya Treks for my first time in Nepal doing the Everest Base Camp hike. Ramkaji was an excellent guide with whom I could talk about many different things (religion, economy, tradition, and culture in Nepal and around the world, etc.). He was friendly, caretaking, and a good partner whilst hiking. I was personally very touched about how this company makes you feel as a part of their family.

Despite having to turn around due to altitude sickness & gastro in Lobuche, they took good care of me in organizing medicine & helicopters, so that I could just focus on getting better.

I can heartily recommend Visit Himalaya Treks for any of your trips to Nepal! You will be in great hands and experience an unforgettable trip!

Euan Gleeson-Brown
Australia.
Date - October 15 - 27 - 2023.

Nikita Sadjiva, Sydney Australia

Amazing EBC Trek

We had a great time visiting Nepal for the first time and completing the Everest base camp trek with Visit Himalaya.

Himal and Raj were very helpful and looked after everything from the initial greeting to our airport drop-off.

Our guide Krishna was an absolute gem and looked after everything on the trek, making sure we were safe & comfortable, having the best meals, and learning about the culture, scenery, and fauna along the way.

While there were a few hiccups along the way with our flights to Lukla and road transportation, these were beyond the control of the company and everyone worked hard to sort things out and find alternatives quickly for us.

Overall it was a great first trek in the Himalayas and we will be looking to the company again for any future visits, including trekking again with our friend Krishna!

Nikita Sadjiva 
Sydney Australis 
Date - October 14 - 26 - 2023. 

Robert David Broomhead & Helen Dorrinda Barraclough, The United Kingdom Of Great Britain

An Unforgettable Experience Everest Base Camp Trek

On the recommendation of our friends in the Powsers' Mountaineering club (see review; John T Nov 2017), we decided to Hike to EBC with Visit Himalaya Treks and the team met all of our expectations and more, never hesitating to go that extra mile.

Pre-trip communications were always clear and our inquiries always received a prompt reply. The information we received was clear and really helpful for our planning.

On arrival at Kathmandu airport, we were met and from that point, we were looked after throughout the entire trip through to departure.

Before embarking on our trek, we were taken on a guided tour of key sites in Kathmandu by our city guide, Mukhtar, who gave us a very informative introduction to the various sights and selected the most amazing lunch spot on a roof terrace overlooking the Boudanath Stupa.

Krishna, our trekking guide, was extremely knowledgeable on almost every aspect. Talking to other trekkers, we found that we'd visited monastries & had cultural opportunities that other's hadn't. If we asked a question that Krishna couldn't answer ("what's that flower called?"), he'd go out of his way to obtain an answer.

Guidance was supportive at all times and always tailored to our needs (we required a half-day rest before the Gorak Shep - EBC leg due to a case of AMS, our schedule was modified with the result that we also managed to climb Kala Patthar the following day).

Krishna was warm, welcoming and relaxed throughout the trek & was as enthusiastic throughout the whole experience as we were! We felt that by the end of our trip, we'd made a real friend! Special mention also to our porter Ram who's friendly presence accompanied us along the route.

On return to Kathmandu, Rajan invited us to to Himal's home to learn how to make momo's (easier said than done!) We were very warmly received by Himal and his family and had a great time, bordering on the hilarious demonstrating to our Nepalese hosts our westerner's skills in how not to make momos ; ).

All in all an amazing experience made all the better by the good folks at Visit Himalayas Treks. My fiancé has traveled widely through various parts of the world and described this trip as by far her best ever.

We both wholly recommend traveling with Visit Himalayas Treks and will return to Nepal to travel with them again...

Robert David Broomhead & Helen Dorrinda Barraclough.
From The United Kingdom of Great Britain.
May 2023 • Couples

Kai James Onyett, United Kingdom Of Great Britain

Everest Base Camp Trek Solo

I have nothing but great things to say about visit himalaya treks. From the start, I was picked up and transferred to a very nice hotel in Thamel, Kathmandu. I was greeted by one of the owners Rajan, who was one of the nicest people I have ever met, he helped me sort out all my gear (clothing, hiking poles. Etc) We had coffee and he explained the whole trek in detail, and constantly check up on me to make sure I was comfortable and had everything I needed ready for the trek, (great hospitality). I had a tour of Kathmandu on the second day. I had another guide who was equally great, we saw all the major sights in a very comfortable car.

One the third day Rajan came all the way to the airport 5 hours drive and back for him just to make sure I got on the plane safely, he helped to check my bag in and got my plane ticket all sorted, again amazing service! Once in mountains (lukla) I met will my trekking guide Ram. I can’t express how great Ram was he did absolutely everything for me, ordered all my meals, booked all my hotels (which where very comfortable) and made sure I was comfortable and satisfied the whole time. He was very knowledgeable about the region and I learnt a tremendous amount from him (Ram was amazing!). Over all the trip was incredible, I will definitely be doing another trip with visit Himalaya treks.

I would just like to say thank you again to Rajan, Ram, and the whole team for making my trip so memorable and enjoyable !!!

Do yourself a favor and book through visit Himalaya treks.
 Kai James Onyett from United kingdom of Great Britain>
May 2023 • Solo

Sherri Hunchak, From - Canada

Everest Base Camp solo trek
I am so thankful to Visit Himalaya Treks and Himal Tamang ( the founder ) for organizing my trip on very short notice. He responded to my emails promptly and made the trip possible. All the staff I met exceeded my expectations and I had the most excellent experience.

I had a friend who had trekked with Himal in the past and I truly valued her opinion and experience so I felt comfortable being a solo female traveller that I would be in good hands. I was so happy to support and book with a local company.

The night I arrived in Kathmandu, I was greeted by Raj, and my guide Ngima and together with the driver I was taken to my clean and comfortable hotel Aryatara Kathmandu Hotel. Getting picked up at the airport was very appreciated and made it easy and allowed me to meet Ngima before our trek began.

The very next morning I was picked up and the adventure began as we were off to the airport and flew to Lukla to begin our 12 day Everest Base Camp Trek. On arrival I met Sonam who would complete our group of three - me, Ngima as guide and Sonam as porter.

I had the most wonderful weather to base camp with clear skies that allowed me many chances to see Mount Everest along the way - but the early morning hours after base camp it started to snow non stop for over 24 hours so our descent was through 1 1/2 feet of snow but it was amazingly beautiful to see the area covered in snow and actually made it easier on my knees and hip to walk through the packed snow and not as many uneven steps. Ngima, Sonam and I enjoyed the winter wonderland and we did not let this change in weather dampen our spirit - however others were impacted by the snow by not getting further up or flights out so we were very lucky with the timing of the snow.

Along the way up and down - the tea houses that were chosen for us to stay at were more than I expected - although they were cold - I was prepared with my very highly rated sleeping bag and the clothing to keep me warm. The food at the tea houses was always very good and I really enjoyed the dal Bhat and momos .

Ngima made sure I was doing good along the way and was very knowledgeable about the area and pointed out the mountains and answered any questions I had . Very often Ngima and Sonam played Nepalese music so it was very enjoyable walking and listening as it added to the experience.

I love to take photos ( and so did Ngima) so it was easy to just ask to stop or pause whenever I wanted to take or have a photo taken - and since it was just us 3 - we were able to take the time to do fun photos during the trek.

I have so much respect for the hard work and job that Ngima and Sonam do and am forever thankful to have met these wonderful 2 young men that made my trip so very fulfilling. Ngima continues to take more courses to improve his guiding opportunities and Sonam works hard to support his young family so if you have the chance to request these men- you will be in such great hands .

What I also really appreciated from the company was that the internal flights to and from Lukla were taken care of for me- I was very happy with the tea house accommodations chosen for us , my meals and park fees were all taken care of so I could just enjoy my surroundings and accomplish getting to base camp and checking off another thing on my ‘live list’. Back in Kathmandu I also had asked Himal if it was possible to recommend a tour and he provided his driver Dalsur and a guide Mukta Ram Acharya for an incredible day of sightseeing in Kathmandu.

I also went for dinner that night and thank you to Himal for taking me to Bhojan Bhumi Restaurant for an incredible meal and Nepalese cultural experience. I went to Nepal to trek to Everest Base Camp and left the country with amazing new friends . Ngima surprised me by coming to the hotel to see me off at the airport - he told me that I came as a client but leave as family and I felt the same way.

Thank you to Himal,Raj, Dalsur, Mukta and much gratitude to Ngima and Sonam for an unforgettable journey. This company exceeded my expectations - I highly recommend Visit Himalaya Treks and will book with the company again in the future.Namaste!! December -2019.

FAQs

We always try to be flexible to design the trip itinerary for our client’s needs. However, if you are not convinced as our suggested itinerary then off-course you are always welcome to customize or change the trip itinerary.

Holiday should never be about making it to the final point quickly. Along your trek, we can add days at your request with additional costs to cover guides, porters, accommodation, and food.

An average physical fitness should be maintained prior to booking a trek. Any sort of illness or recent medical problems should be mentioned while booking a trip. Most of our itineraries are prepared to give you maximum time to acclimatize and pace-setting on the treks would be done according to your convenience. If you are having regular medication then tell us before the trip started which would be better for us to give you the physical feedback.

Our main concern is your safety. We never compromised on your safety during the Trekking and all our guides are properly trained and well equipped to take care of our client's safety even in remote areas as well.

There would be always back support in case of an emergency situation like severe high-altitude sickness or accident (which is least expected), you will be sent to the nearest hospital, if possible, otherwise rescued by a helicopter and sent you to the hospital as soon as possible. Since you are entirely liable for all the expenses incurred for the use of such emergency services, please make sure that your travel insurance covers both- medical and emergency evacuation costs.

It is not a problem at all because in a mountain most of the tea houses/lodges serve vegetarian food as well and our guide will take care at the time of cooking and on a camping trek, our cook and staffs will care all about the food section.

Most of the lodges in the mountains are basic like a guest house or tea house style. In a few major settlements Lodges are upgraded, where are the possibilities we provide you with the best accommodation! Also, it depends upon the service packages. 

Lately, most of the teahouses have electricity supply even with solar panels. So, charging your gadgets is not a problem at all. But charging your battery you should have to pay an additional fee (US$ 1 to 3 approx. per hour.), in order to get your gadgets to be charged.

Now a day’s most of the major village has a cell phone network connection. However, in a remote area where cell phone does not work, and even if there is not any other communication access then we send satellite phone along with our guide so you can easily be in touch with your family.

Yes, either you can store at the same hotel as you stayed or we can store your goods with us safely in our office free of cost.

The weight limit is 15 kg for the Lukla flight, including both your duffel pack (10kg and a daypack (5kg. If you exceed the weight limit, you will have to pay $2 - 5 for each extra kilo in the air terminal. We, therefore, suggest you pack as light a bag as possible.

This is a difficult thing to gauge. We have seen everything from USD 25 to USD 900 per person for guides and porters. Tipping is not required, but a small gesture of thanks to your guides and local porters. The level of the tip should reflect the level of satisfaction from and personal involvement with your guide. However, we recommend you to spend a minimum of 10% of your total trip cost for tipping the entire local staff.

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TRIP OVERVIEW
Everest Base Camp Trek 17 Days
Altitude 5545 m
Everest Base Camp Trek 17 Days
Region Everest Region
Everest Base Camp Trek 17 Days
Difficulty Demanding
Everest Base Camp Trek 17 Days
Group size 1+ minimum Peoples
Everest Base Camp Trek 17 Days
Best Season September - Mid January in Autumn Season * March - May Spring Season

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