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Everest Base Camp Trek


Everest base camp Trek takes the top spot, when it comes to naming the best bucket list adventure hiking in the world. This trek or EBC trek has obvious appeal, with it’s route taking trekkers to the base camp of the world’s tallest mountain. With it’s outstanding views of the mighty Mount Everest 8848m and the similarly impressive peaks nearby of Pumari 7165m, Nuptse 7861m and the Khumbu Glacier, this is undoubtedly one of the most popular treks in the world and challenging higher altitude walk than ABC, Annapurna base camp trek. As well as visiting base camp at 5363m, this trek offers the opportunity to hike to the top of nearby Kalapathar 5555m, from where there are unrivalled 360 views of the Mount Everest region and the surrounding Himalayas. Everest base camp trek begins at Lukla, following the Everest expedition trail.

After 2 days on the route we stay at the Sherpa settlement of Namche Bazzar 3440m, where we take a day’s rest for acclimatization and a chance of the first excellent view of Mt Everest. Continuing on, we visit the famous Buddhist monastery at Tyangbuche with the beautiful backdrop view of Mt Amadablang. The route then gently ascends through the Imja valley with comfortable stays in friendly Sherpa owned tea houses, before finally ascending towards Gorak Shep and base camp itself. The majority of the route falls within the Sagarmatha National Park, ‘Sagarmatha’ being the Nepali name for Mount Everest. There is the opportunity for keen eyed trekkers to spot the region’s rare wildlife, including Musk Deer, Himalayan Blue Sheep, Himalayan Thar and the charismatic Snow Leopard.

The Everest base camp trek is combination of beautiful surroundings and the rich cultural experience of the local Sherpa hospitality make this a matchless choice for the adventurous trekker. A good level of fitness and some trekking experience is highly recommended for this trek with some parts of the trail providing challenging hiking, especially when at the higher altitudes. There is no doubt however that 2 weeks on this trek will provide a genuine sense of achievement with lasting memories of the stunning surroundings. As with Everest base camp and all our treks, we can be flexible with the itinerary and can adjust many details  budget EBC trek to standard Everest base camp trek and Luxury EBC trek according to your time, availability and special interests.


  • EBC offers stunning view of the Himalayan peaks, including Everest, Lhotse, Nupse, and Amadablam, among others. The landscapes vary from lush forests to rugged terrains.
  • Encounter the unique Sherpa culture in villages like Namche Bazaar, Pangboche and  Tengboche. You can visit monasteries, interact with locals, and learn about their culture and traditions
  • Namache Bazaar a bustling hub of the region, Namche bazaar is a great place to acclimatize and immerse yourself in the local atmosphere.
  • Tengboche the ancient monastery offers not just spiritual solace but also panoramic views of the Khumbu himalayan range
  • Everest base camp, the ultimate destination of the trek, where you can see the iconic Khumbu Ice fall and feel the immense presence of Everest
  • Kalapathar a vantage point offering one of the best views of Everest. Many trekkers visit Kalapathar for sunrise views over Everest and neighboring peaks.
  • Enjoy the traditional Local  Sherpa  cuisine 


Updated flight operation from Ramechhap, Manthali Airport to Lukla Owing to the heavy volume of both local and international flights at Kathmandu Airport. Flying delay in order to avoid air traffic. All flights to the Everest region Lukla during the main trekking season (October to December, March to May) now originate from Ramechhap Manthali airport, which is situated 130 km (approximately 5.5 hours) east of Kathmandu. One day in advance, we transport all of our trekkers with guides to Ramechhap Manthali; those flying to Lukla airport for the Everest region trek.


Day 1 : Arrival at Tribhuvan International airport in Kathmandu. Pick up by Sherpa Brothers Treks representative, transfer to hotel check in and welcome drink from receptionist. Rest and briefing about trip. In the evening welcome dinner offer from Sherpa Brothers Treks at Typical Nepalese cultural restaurant, O/N in hotel with bed & breakfast

Day 2 : After breakfast half day sightseeing in Kathmandu world heritage sites trip preparation and remaining gears list shopping. Same day drive to Manthali Ramechhap (540m / 1772ft), O/N in Lodge with bed & breakfast

Day 3 : Morning scenic mountain flight to Lukla (2,840m / 9,318ft) and trek to Phakding, O/N in tea house : Approx 3.5 hours

Day 4 : Trek to Sherpa capital Namche Bazaar (3,446m / 11,306ft), O/N in tea house : Approx 5.5 hours

Day 5 : Rest day in Namche Bazaar. Hike to the world highest point hotel Everest view hotel for acclimatization, O/N in tea house : Approx 3.5 hours

Day 6 : Trek to Tyangbuche (3,867m / 12,687ft), One of the prominent monastery in the Everest area, O/N in tea house : Approx 5 hours

Day 7 : Trek to Dingbuche (4100m / 13,451ft), O/N in tea house : Approx 4.5 hours

Day 8 : Rest hiking day in Dingbuche, for acclimatization, O/N in tea house : Approx 4.5 hours

Day 9 : Trek to Labuche (4,930m / 16,175ft), O/N in tea house : Approx 4.5 hours

Day 10 : Trek to Gorakshep [5,160m/16,929ft) and same day hike to the base camp of world highest Peak Mt Everest (5,316m / 17,437ft) back to Gorakshep O/N in tea house : Approx 5 hours

Day 11 : Before sunrise hike to Kalapather for sun rise view (the highest point of the trip) Kalapathar (5,550m / 18,204ft) and trek back to Phereche (42,20 m, / 13910 ft), O/N in tea house : Approx 7 hours

Day 12 : Trek to Namche (3,440 / 11,285ft), O/N in tea house : Approx 5 hours

Day 13 : Trek to Lukla (2,810m / 9,219ft), final day and trek ends O/N in tea house : Approx 5 hours

Day 14 : After having early morning breakfast, flight to Kathmandu. Rest, free time and last minute shopping in Kathmandu, O/N in hotel with bed & breakfast

Day 15 : Extra day for mountain weather contingency

Day 16 : As per flight time, pick up from hotel and drop 3 hour earlier to international airport for home departure

Services Includes

    • Accommodation & food breakfast, lunch, dinner and hot drinks tea coffee during 13 days EBC trip in mountain tea house
    • Professional and experience license holder trekking guide salary and insurance
    • Porter salary, equipment and insurance
    • Airfare to Lukla and back to Kathmandu with guide
    • Twin sharing standard 4 star hotel with swimming pool on deluxe BB in Kathmandu for 3 nights
    • Sagarmatha National park fees and local Khumbu rural government taxes
    • Private transportation for airport receive and departure in Kathmandu as per itinerary
    • Half day sightseeing in Kathmandu around world heritage sites with entry fees
    • Trip route map
    • Warm sleeping bag
    • Duffel bag for packing daily trek gears
    • Welcome dinner in Kathmandu

Services Excludes

    • Personal nature expense such as WIFI internet,  data pack, telephone calls, bar and  beverage bills bottled drinks including (cold drinks and mineral water/boiled water, laundry)
    • Lunch and dinner while in Kathmandu
    • Personal insurance & unforeseen accidental rescue
    • Days beyond the itinerary
    • Gratitude to staffs




Additional Information

The Everest base camp trekking trail from beginning to end incorporates physically demanding terrain, ensuring that you should be prepared to walk for approximately 7-8 hours each day. On average, you can expect to cover a distance of around 10 kilometers per day. The Everest base camp trek route involves forward walk, steep ascend and descend stairs, multiple times river crossing on high suspension bridge, walk through dense pine, rhododendron trees, meadow and rough pebble, icy terrain. As you make your walk higher up, you walk slow and take rest to have enjoyable trekking experience and ensuring safety. For EBC trek, in order to adapt to the high altitude and prevent altitude sickness, acclimatization is crucial due to the increasing altitude. You are spending extra days in Namche and Dingbuche taking rest days this will give you the bonus opportunity to hike, explore the local culture and enjoy the breathtaking views of the surrounding mountains. while; it allows your body to adjust to the decreasing oxygen levels and reduces the risk of any health complications during your Everest base camp trip. Additionally, our team of professionals is dedicated to ensuring your safety and comfort throughout the whole Everest base camp trek journey. With their expertise and assistance, you can focus on creating unforgettable memories and achieving your adventure travel goals. The important thing is to have a willingness to challenge yourself and push your limits. Whether you’re just starting out or have been hiking for years, there will always be opportunities for growth and improvement. Hiking and walking since couple of month of this trek is a great way to improve your physical health and build endurance over time.

It is important that participants with pre-existing health check problems or conditions should make these known to us at the time of Everest base camp trek booking. This information is crucial for us to ensure the safety and well-being of all participants during the event. So that, we can make necessary arrangements and provide appropriate support if needed.

Accommodation and Food During Everest Base Camp Trek

In Kathmandu: 3 star Deluxe hotel with bed and breakfast on twin sharing

On trek: 11 days tourist standard twin sharing accommodation in the tea house (trekking guest house), with  breakfast. The tea houses along the trekking route provide comfortable accommodations, with twin sharing rooms available. These tea houses also offer a variety of delicious home cooked meals to keep you energized throughout the day, including breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Additionally, you can enjoy hot drinks such as tea or coffee to warm up after a long day of trekking.

Travel Insurance

Sherpa Brothers Treks and Expedition Pvt. Ltd. take every care to make our treks safe and enjoyable. All our routes are scouted to ensure the trails are safe and the facilities along route are of an acceptable standard. In addition, we have vast experience of trekking at altitude and are trained to deal with Acute Altitude Sickness. However, due to terrain, weather and altitude, risk is not always predictable in the Himalaya. To ensure you have a worry free time with us, personal travel insurance is essential to cover the cost of unforeseen accident, illness or rescue. The costs involved can be large and personally overwhelming in the unlikely event of accident or injury.

When is the best time to do Everest Base Camp Trek ?

While Nepal can be visited all year, the best times to go walking and trekking to Everest base camp are in the spring (late February – May) and autumn (late September-Mid December).

Autumn; The best time of year to do Everest base camp trek is supposedly in the autumn. With dry weather and crisp, clear skies, the mountain views are at their best. Since the summer monsoon, the countryside has been lush and green.
Spring; As the weather warms up in late February and May wide variety of trekking options become available. The gorgeous magnolia and rhododendron will be in bloom, even though the skies may be cloudier than in the fall. If you want to trek in Everest in the both fall and spring time, you should book well in advance because the popular trails can get crowded during this time and flights fill up fast.
Winter; Generally, winter brings bright, dry days, though the evenings are bitterly cold at altitude and snow can block certain path. Winter can be an excellent time to do Everest base camp trek because there are fewer tourists, even though a high-altitude trek such as Annapurna circuit, Manasalu trek might not be feasible during this season due to snow high passes can be blocked.

What aircraft can I travel in, and how much weight is allowed ?

For Everest Base Camp trek, the aircraft that is being flown to Luka airport is a Twin Otter and Dornier with twin engine, and it can accommodate up to 18 passengers including crew members. Your passenger ticket to Lukla has a maximum weight limit of 15 kg. Ten kilograms of checked baggage and five kilograms of hand luggage are permitted. If you have and need to weigh more than the amounts mentioned above, an additional $12 kg will be charged.

How many permits will I need for the Everest Base Camp Trek ?

If you’re planning to trek to the Everest base camp, you requires the Sagarmatha National Park Entry Permit and the Khumbu Pasang Lhamu Rural Municipality Entrance Permit. These permits are mandatory to enter national parks and rural municipality areas along the trekking route in order to protect trekkers’ data and for their safety. The permits also help fund conservation efforts and support local communities.

Required gears checklist for EBC Trek

Having the right gear ensures that you are prepared for adventure and all challenges or emergencies that may arise during your mountain adventures. From proper clothing and footwear to essential tools and safety equipment, your gear provides the necessary support and protection needed to navigate through rugged terrains and unpredictable weather conditions.
Below we present you a complete packing list suitable for EBC trek.

Hiking gears for Everest Base Camp Trek

Day bag  1 – A porter will carry your primary gear in duffel bag (up to 12kg per trekker). You’ll need to bring your own daypack. 30–35L is adequate.

Dry Bag 1 – This protects your bag and clothing from potential moisture, wet object and rain.

Walking pole 1 – ( if necessary)  Trekking poles can decrease the impact on your joints by up to 20%. They are excellent for knees while going down. We recommend adjustable Black Diamond trekking poles.

Water bottle or camel bag 1 –  Capacity to carry 3 litre of water. Options: 2 x 1.5 litre wide mouth nalgene bottles or 2 litre platypus + 1 litre water bottle.

Head light 1 –  You will need a headlamp with a good light output for any late-night restroom trips, as well as importantly for Kalapathar summit morning. Petzl make renowned and affordable headlamps.

Knife / Multi tools – 1

Cloth and body wear

Down jacket 1 – You’ll need this for the hike to Everest base camp, Kalapathar summit as well as in the evenings at lodge camp when you’re tired, you feel the cold a lot more.

Sleeping bag 1 – rated 0°F, -20°F.

Light or medium wight warm hiking trouser 2 – an option of convertible trousers.

For the colder parts of the trek you’ll need good winter hiking pants – just make sure they are breathable.

Warm liner 1 – For extra warmth in sleeping bag

Warm and sun hats 1 – lot of heat is lost through your head, so be sure to get a warm thermal hat as well as one that protects your neck from the harsh rays of the sun.

Fleece / jacket and pants 1 – Modern technical fleeces (such as Polartec) make excellent insulation layers

Windproof jacket and Pants 1 – pants with full-length zips make getting them on and off quick and easy

Long and half sleeve hiking shirt 3 – As per you body size lightweight, moisture wicking long and short sleeved shirts

Buff for (neck and head) – 1

Walking boot 1 – We recommend light- to mid-weight waterproof boots with good ankle support. You don’t need to go full-mountaineering boot.

Gloves / mittens 2 –  For the cold nights and for the Kalapathar summit morning we recommend heavyweight, insulated, preferably water resistant gloves.

Warm hiking socks (wool / synthetic) –  3-4, pairs of outer socks and 2-3 pairs of liner socks. We also recommend bringing 1 x thick thermal socks for Kalapathar summit morning.

Gaiter 1 –  Help keep your trousers clean in dusty, wet and muddy trail conditions

Flip flap/ Sandal 1 – To wear around after a day’s trek we recommend bringing a pair of sandals

Sun protection, health hygiene and water

Sun cream 1  – SPF 40+ Sunscreen is very important as the sun’s rays are much stronger at altitude.

Sun glass 2 – (incase of one broke) choose high UV protection glasses of any brand as sun intensity after Namche is very high.

Sun hat 1 – if possible go for a hat that is wide-brimmed for protection, and has a neck cover if you aren’t going to be wearing a neck gaiter

Lip guard 1 – To keep your lip moisturized in dry air and the stronger sun ray

Tooth brush – 1

Face wash soap – 1

Sanitizer wipes  – 2/2

Towel – 1

Electrolyte/Sports drink powdered formula for adding to your water Water can get pretty boring, so it’s a good idea to bring along an electrolyte formula that’s flavored to your liking.

Snacks energy bars of your preference – plan for 2-4 per day Snacks such as energy bars, trail mix, and candy can help give you a quick energy boost while on the trail. Just avoid anything with caffeine in it.

Ear plugs – For light sleepers. Snoring travels in quiet high altitude lodges

Prescription medicine

Water purifier tablet / lightweight pen filter

Toilet paper – Bring two rolls of toilet paper, one to keep in your daypack for use on the trail, and one in your duffel for use at tea house camp. Taking the cardboard center out makes it easier to transport.

Menstrual product for her

Diamox (if using)

Blister plasters – different shapes and sizes

Antibiotic cream or ointment


Foot powder

Nail cutter

Personal belonging items


Cash Visa / credit card

Cell phone

Power bank backup and charger –  The standard voltage of electricity in Nepal is 230 V and the frequency is 50 Hz. You can use your electric or electronic appliances in Nepal without a voltage converter.

Camera / Gopro

If hiking is something you’ve done before, you should know what is essential? How to pack and use gears? Layer clothes to stay warm and dry. It’s fairly easy for beginners if we concentrate on a few fundamental ideas here;

Important things to bear in mind before travelling from home and while on EBC trek:

Bring essential trekking equipment on the plane with you, especially your walking boots, in case your luggage is delayed.

Pack a minimum of a jacket, rain pants, cameras, water, sunglasses, and a camera in your day pack. Since your main luggage won’t be accessible until the end of your trek for the day, pack any additional items you might need.

We will provide you duffel bag for your trip gear packing. Your main duffel bag will be carried by the porters. This pack can only hold a maximum weight of 12 kg per trekkers. Extra porters are needed for bags that are overweight or large.

To protect clothing from moisturizing objects, rain, and snow, place it in a dry bag.

Sherpa Brothers Treks key tips to you for staying warm in the mountains during EBC Trek;-

The weather on the mountain is an unpredictable and subject to sudden changes. Low clouds, mist, and fog can make for a chilly and moist stroll even when it’s not raining. Even on a sunny day, the wind chill factor can make it feel very cold.

Never remain in wet clothes; as soon as you arrive at the campsite, change into dry ones.

You need outer layer to shield you from the cold wind and provide warmth in chilled weather. It should be both waterproof and breathable to resist liquid water passing through, but allow water vapour to pass through, facility to block out rain and snow while allowing vapour from sweat to evaporate.

In very cold weather, if you sweat and your base layer cannot keep the moisture out of your body, you run the risk of becoming chilled or, worse, hypothermic. To avoid the risk your inner or base layer shouldn’t be cotton, it needs to be wicking sweat, moisturize away from your body and breathable. Likewise, your mid-layer or next layer need to be warm and insulating helps sweat escape while retaining body heat.

You’ll need clothing for sleeping, relaxing in the evening, and trekking during the day. Since temperatures can vary due to changing altitude. Layers are therefore essential.

Clothes that are quick to dry, hand washable, breathable, and lightweight are ideal.

Not made of cotton! Cotton absorbs moisture rapidly since it doesn’t let it out.

It is not appropriate to hike in jeans, so don’t pack them.

Since cold weather shortens the life of batteries, bring extra sets.

Sherpa Brothers Treks Tips; How can you be practical and friendly with your EBC Trekking gears ?

Your daypack needs to be comfortable, with adjustable shoulder straps, and a hip belt. Choose one that fits properly, has room for a hydration bladder and water bottles, and is big enough to fit your rain gear, a few layers, and other daily necessities because you’ll be wearing it all day.

Not all daypacks come with a built-in rain cover; make sure to check and buy one separately.

Practice packing and unpacking your duffel bag and daypack; knowing where everything goes can be very helpful on those cold mornings when you struggle to get started.

Practice hiking with your boots, poles and your daypack. Experiment with putting on and taking off your daypack and adjusting it to fit different clothing layers combination.

Keep in mind what you will be doing before your trek, you’ll be able to leave excess luggage at the hotel in Kathmandu while you on trekking.

Don’t hesitate to ask us, get in touch with any questions you have. Our friendly and experienced team members will always be happy to help you.

Everest Base Camp Trek reservation cancellations policy

There will be no fees associated with cancellations made more than 49 days prior to departure.
A penalty of 30% of the total trip cost will apply for cancellations made between 30 and 48 days prior to departure.
60% of the total trip cost will be lost for cancellations made between 15 and 29 days prior to departure.
If a cancellation is made 14 days prior to departure, there will be no reimbursement.

Additional specifications for Everest Base Camp Trek
When making your reservation, please let us know about any special needs you may have so that we can make responsible efforts to accommodate your requests and special requirements, as long as the locations and resources allow.

Tour Cost & Schedule

Start Finish Availability Price (PP)  
September 16, 2024
September 28, 2024
USD $1449 Per Person on Twin
September 23, 2024
October 5, 2024
USD $1449 Per Person on Twin
October 3, 2024
October 15, 2024
USD $1449 Per Person on Twin
October 17, 2024
October 29, 2024
USD $1449 Per Person on Twin
October 31, 2024
November 12, 2024
USD $1449 Per Person on Twin
November 15, 2024
November 27, 2024
USD $1449 Per Person on Twin
November 29, 2024
December 11, 2024
USD $1449 Per Person on Twin
December 17, 2024
December 29, 2024
USD $1299 Per Person on Twin

Trip Facts

  • GradeTrip Grade :   Moderate
  • Duration Trip Durations :  13 Days From Kathmandu
  • Point Highest Point :  5555m / 18,045ft
  • Season Best Season :  Sep, Oct, Nov - Mar to May
  • Meal Plan Meal Plan : Bed and Breakfast

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