Everest Base Camp Trek

15 Days

Trip Highlights

  • Spectacular view of Mt. Amadablam, Mt. Nuptse, Mt. Cho Oyu, Mt. Lhotse, Mt. Everest, and many other mountains.
  • Trek through the forested hills of Sagarmatha National Park.
  • Understand unique Sherpa culture and ancient Buddhist traditions
  • Stand at the base camp of the highest mountain in the world, Mt. Everest (8848m)


From a soft hike to adventurous trek, Nepal has several trails to offer, but the Everest Base Camp (EBC) trek rewards you with an unparalleled life-long experience. After this trek, you’ll not only have a plethora of experiences to share but an achievement to brag about. The EBC trek is a one-of-a-kind journey that explores the grand Khumbu Valley and enriching Sherpa culture. Moreover, the biodiversity of the Sagarmatha National Park and Khumbu Glacier will keep you refreshing the company all the while.


The adventurous trek starts from Lukla after a scenic thirty minutes flight from Kathmandu. After you step in Lukla, you pass through the green, lush forest along the Dudh Koshi riverside to reach the beautiful Namche Bazaar. In the upcoming days, you’ll walk past the charming villages: Tengboche, Dingboche, Lobuche, and Gorakshep until you reach the Everest Base Camp. The trail takes you through the mysterious woodlands, steep ridges, yak pastures. It offers you the panoramic view of Mt. Everest (8848m), Lhotse (8516m), Cho Oyu (8188m), Ama Dablam (856m), Nuptse (7861m), and many other mountains. The breathtaking scenery blended with the spiritual enchantment of the Himalayas can be a source for inner peace, tranquility, and self-discovery. The unique Sherpa culture, Buddhist monasteries, and the colorful prayer flags introduce you to the ancient traditions of the Himalayas. As Nature bursts its beauty, many people prefer to trek during the spring (March-May), but autumn (Oct-Nov) is impressive for a clear view of mountains. The trekker’s permit can be obtained from Tourism Board Kathmandu, whereas the permit to enter Sagarmatha National Park can be obtained from Monjo, a small village on the way to Namche.


As a company highly dedicated in the field of travel and tourism, we, at Brown Bear Trails, assure the best quality services and facilities for the EBC trek. You’ll have an enjoyable trekking experience with our trained and experienced guides and porters. We manage all accommodations, tickets, and passes required throughout the trek and also offer a customized package.


Your arrival in Kathmandu marks the beginning of this journey. You'll receive a warm welcome from our staff, who will then help you with your luggage and transfer you to the hotel. You may want to get some rest after your long flight to enjoy your leisure time. Our staff will brief you about the trip and things to know during your stay in Nepal in the evening.

Overnight stay at your hotel in Kathmandu.

After breakfast, you will head to the domestic terminal of TIA to take your early morning flight to Lukla. This short 30-minute flight offers you a magnificent panoramic view of snow-capped mountains at your side and a view of greenery beneath the blue. The trek starts from Lukla as you follow the Dudh Koshi River towards Phakding. You can enjoy the beautiful view of Mount Kusum Kanguru during this 4 hours trek.

Overnight stay at a guesthouse in Phakding. Breakfast, lunch, and dinner included.

You will continue your trek northward along the Dudh Koshi river valley to reach your next stop, Namche. You’ll cross several suspension bridges, hear the jingling of yak bells throughout the busy trail and enter the World Heritage Site of Sagarmatha National Park. After passing through Bengkar, Chhamuwa, and Monjo, you’ll head towards Namche.

Overnight stay at Namche Bazaar. Breakfast, lunch, and dinner included.

As the altitude keeps on increasing, you need to acclimatize yourself with the altitude and cope with the thin air. Therefore, this is the day you’ll spend sightseeing around Namche. You’ll take a short hike to Syangboche at the Everest View Hotel. From here, you’ll enjoy the panoramic views of Mt. Everest (8848m) along with Lhotse, Cho Oyu, and Ama Dablam. On your return to Namche, you can visit the Sherpa Culture Museum.

Overnight Stay at Namche. Breakfast, lunch, and dinner included.

The stretch of the trail on this day is one of the most scenic parts which offers an exotic view of Mount Everest, Nuptse, Lhotse, Ama Dablam, and a close-up view of Thamserku. Walking through the forests of pines and rhododendrons, you will trek along the Imja Khola and finally stop at Tengboche. Tengboche is known for the Tengboche Monastery, where you can get an insight into the Sherpa culture and traditions.

Overnight stay at Tengboche. Breakfast, lunch, and dinner included.

Today, you’ll leave for Dingboche and begin trekking through the beautiful Imja Valley. Along the way, you’ll encounter high suspension bridges, Mani walls - the inscribed stones, and small Sherpa villages. After crossing Debuche River, you’ll have to ascend along the slightly steep trail to reach Dingboche. Dingboche, also known as Summer Valley, has small farmlands surrounded by beautiful round-stones.

Overnight stay at Dingboche. Breakfast, lunch, and dinner included.

The yak pastures and yak sheds on the way are the attractions of today's trek beside the usual splendor of mountain peaks. As you climb up from Dingboche, you'll notice the change in the landscape and see scantier vegetation than before. Peaks like Ama Dablam, Lhotse, Lingtren, Pumo Ri, and Khumbutse will decorate the horizon for the entire trek. The trek ends at Lobuche, where you rest to prepare yourself for the next day.

Breakfast, lunch, and dinner included.

First, you’ll hit the trail to Gorakshep from Lobuche. It takes about 3 hours to reach the sparsely populated village of Gorakshep. From there, you’ll continue to trek towards Everest Base Camp. It’s spectacular to relish the views of the Himalayas like Nuptse and Pumo Ri along with Khumbu Icefall and Glacier. After experiencing some of the most incredible moments of your life at Everest Base Camp, you’ll return to Gorakshep to spend your night. Breakfast, lunch, and dinner included.

Today, you’ll ascend to Kala Patthar, the highest point of the trek. You’ll hike early in the morning to Kala Patthar to enjoy the delightful view of sunrise. This place offers you the most majestic and unparalleled view of Mount Everest and many other mountains in the Everest range. Nuptse, Ama Dablam, Pumo Ri, Khumbutse, and Lobuche are some of the major Himalayas that accommodate the scenery.

Overnight stay at Gorakshep. Breakfast, lunch, and dinner included.

Now that you’ve achieved the incredible feat of standing at the base camp of the highest mountain in the world, you begin the return trek. After breakfast, you’ll leave for Pheriche. It is a small village in the Khumbu region and a popular stop for trekkers and climbers.

Overnight stay at Pheriche. Breakfast, lunch, and dinner included.

The downhill trek continues today. You'll walk through the forest, enjoying the surrounding landscape. The descending trail will be easier and familiar to you. On the way, you will pass Pangboche and Tengboche along with the views of the Ama Dablam (6856m). After a trek of 3-4 hours, you'll finally stop at Phortse. Breakfast, lunch, and dinner included.

After many days of trekking, today, you'll be back at Namche, the commercial hub of the Everest region. The trail will follow the Imja River for the initial part before you descend to Namche. You may simply want to take rest or roam around the Namche Bazaar to interact with people and enjoy the beauty of the place.

Overnight stay at Namche. Breakfast, lunch, and dinner included.

Look back at the appealing mountains and start your trek to Lukla. You’ll no longer be a stranger to this trail. Explore it with a new perspective. As you follow the Dudh Koshi River, the trail descends to Phakding and leave the Sagarmatha National Park. Finally, you’ll be at Lukla from where you’d started.

Breakfast, lunch, and dinner included.

Now it's time to bid goodbye to Khumbu Valley and the Everest region. Have a final look at the stunning mountains and board the flight to Kathmandu. On the flight, you'll have a fantastic view of the mountains in the Everest and Rolwaling ranges. After a 30-minute flight, you'll be in Kathmandu. Make your way through the hustle and bustle of Kathmandu to shop for beautiful souvenirs.

Your wonderful trip has come to an end. We hope you now have enough memories from this adventure to share with your family and friends. After your last breakfast in Kathmandu, you’ll head to Tribhuvan International Airport for your return flight. We wish you a happy and safe journey. We hope you’ll be back again in the future to explore the incredible beauty of Nepal.

Cost Includes

  • All arrival and departure from the airport to the hotel and back on private cars, coaches, or buses as per the group size.
  • Accommodation in 3 - star class hotels on a bed and breakfast basis as
  • well in twin sharing basis rooms.
  • Touring and sightseeing around Kathmandu as per the itinerary chosen with city guides
  • includes all entrance fees at places of interest.
  • Domestic air flights Kathmandu –Lukla-Kathmandu.
  • Full board on trekking with breakfast-lunch-afternoon refreshments with dinner includes
  • twin sharing rooms in the lodge on route treks and long tours.
  • Applicable Trekking Information Management Systems permits (TIMS) with
  • Conservation or National Park permits.
  • All tours and treks accompanied by guides-staff and porters, all wages, meals,
  • accommodation, and transportation facilities with Insurance against medical and accidents.
  • In some high-altitude treks, we provide sleeping bags and down jackets also with
  • comprehensive medical kits carried by our guides and staff. Sleeping bags, and down
  • jackets might include depending upon trip cost.
  • First Aid and Comprehensive Medical Kit carried by our guides on all treks and climb.

Cost Excludes

  • International air-fare, Personal medical / travel insurance and Nepal visa fees.
  • Expenses of individual nature drinks, laundry, telephone bills, gratitude and meals in city
  • areas Kathmandu.
  • On treks, laundry, recharge of electronic items and hot-showers.
  • Personal Trekking-Climbing gear and equipment’s including down jackets-sleeping bags
  • if not provided by the company as per the trip cost.
  • Single Supplement on hotel rooms as well on trek in lodge where clients should inform
  • ahead on booking with extra charge on booking single private rooms where available.
  • Emergency evacuation by any means of transportations including immediate Helicopter
  • services if required on accidents, sickness and personal problems.
  • Early return from the tour or treks will not be entertainment with refund, where client
  • should borne all the expenses incurred including accompany guide-porters services.
  • Gratitude / Tipping at the end of treks and climbs.
01: How difficult is it to walk to Everest Base Camp?

It is not difficult as one can expect, where all travelers are well aware; that Nepal
is a country of Himalayan Mountains and high hills. Where trekkers will encounter
steep climbs and downhill, having few gradual winding paths to walk.
The only problem is catching high altitude sickness or AMS (Acute Mountain
Sickness). But if you take it slowly, having short rest will overcome the difficulties
of a steep climb. As well facing beautiful scenery along the walks will make you
forget the toughness of the walks. 

 02: Is hiking to Everest Base Camp worth it?

 Depending upon one interest, it is an adventure to experience once in a lifetime.
Standing beneath close to the world’s tallest peak Mt. Everest within remorseless
fields of ice and glaciers. Well worth a visit to Everest base camp, besides
tremendous views of giant towering peaks. You will have an exciting time
exploring the local immense colorful cultures of the highlanders the Sherpa of

03: How long is the trek to Everest Base Camp?

Depending upon the itinerary of various local companies that you booked,
normally the standard itinerary of 11 / 12 days. Starting and ending at Lukla, after
a short scenic flight from Kathmandu or Ramechap town airport.  
Where all itineraries have rest days for acclimatization, before heading to a higher
region. Especially at Namche Bazaar and Dingboche at above 3,400 m and 4,000
m high. Making the trip itinerary flexible provides ample time for short hikes and
to explore the local cultures. But one can enjoy having a customized or tailor-
made itinerary to suit the itinerary with your time in Nepal.

04: How much does it cost for Everest Base Camp hiking?

Different ways to book the trek to Everest base camp. From budget staying in a
simple local lodge with only a guide cum porter. Staying in standard or luxury
lodges, where available on route to Everest base camp. The cost also depends
upon the group size, then trekking with a minimum number of trekkers.
The trip costs from US$ 1,200 to US$ 1,500 per person from Lukla to Lukla
inclusive of domestic airfare both ways, with Trekking permits and national park

fees. The trip cost can be more than US$ 2,000, using Luxury lodges, Resorts on
route to Everest base camp.
The cost depends upon the size of a group from a minimum of 2-3 people to
above 3-6 people. Includes guide and porters, excluding hotel accommodation in
Kathmandu. The above cost includes all meals B-L-D and lodge accommodation on
a twin-sharing basis. For a single supplement at extra cost on top of the trip price. 

05: Everest Base Camp routes height of all designated overnight stops?

Starting walk from Lukla to first overnight stop at Phakding 2,645 m.
Namche Bazaar 3,440 m for two overnights with rest days for acclimatization.
Tengboche 3,867 m and towards Dingboche 4,340 m for two overnights with
acclimatization day. From Dingboche to Lobuche 4,960 m, and then staying
at Gorakshep 5,180 m after visiting Everest Base camp 5,364 m.
The next day options climb to Kalapathar Hilltop 5,643 m. The return journey
to Lukla 2,820 m via Pheriche 4,230 m or Pangboche 3,900 m and then
towards Namche Bazaar. Finally ending the walk back to Lukla for the last
overnight and fly back to Kathmandu the next early morning. 

06: Which are the best Everest Base Camp companies with Everest Base Camp trek packages?

In Nepal and overseas there are more than hundreds of trekking and adventure
agencies’. Organizes and runs, all adventure and various Himalayan destinations
around Nepal, like Everest base camp trek. Most local and abroad agents do offer
similar types of packages as per the designed itinerary days. 
But Nepal Holidays one of the few local companies offers you the best trek
packages on all trips.
Including the Everest base camp trek of great variations from the budget, and
standard to Luxury trekking. Nepal Holidays is the leading company for Helicopter
tours also.

07: Can beginners do Everest Base Camp hiking? 

Yes, all can easily trek and complete the whole journey from Lukla to Everest base
camp and back to Lukla. As long one is physically fit and able with sound medical

health, the walk is of moderate to adventurous grade. The only tough part of
trekking is due to high altitude, but Nepal Holidays provide flexible itinerary days.
All can enjoy average walks of a maximum of 6 hours, and a minimum of 3-4
hours, with ample time for rest days. Allows trekkers to get well acclimatized and
soak into local cultures in the backdrop of beautiful mountain landscapes.
Walking slowly with enough short rest will leads you to accomplish the trek to
Everest Base Camp. As well climb up to the top of Kalapathar rocky hill, the
highest point of the adventure.

08: Can you trek to Everest Base Camp alone?

Yes, one can trek solo as an individual trekker, as the trail to Everest base camp
from Lukla is well defined. However, it is best to have a guide and porters which
will make you feel much more secure. Where guide can help and support you if
you get sick and are unable to continue the walk. 
The guide will know the best to make you rest for a few days and then continue
the trek. In serious conditions, the guides will do all possible help to evacuate the
sick person to the nearest medical help. 
As well as getting in contact with the company in Kathmandu for immediate
Helicopter service. Interested people can trek on their own. 
But it is always best to have a local guide to accompany you in case of an
unfortunate situation.

09: Is Everest Base Camp safe to walk?

Trek to Everest base camp is very safe and secure, where the trail is well defined.
Can walk all the way to base camp safe and sound, the only difficulty one can find
is climbing uphill. High altitude can make it tough, but taking slow with enough
short rest can achieve the goal.
Trekkers will find Everest base camp, one of the safest high-altitude walks around
the Himalayas. Where trail leads from one friendly village to another,
encountering cheerful native Sherpa’s, famous for their warm hospitality.

10: How do I prepare for Everest Base Camp hiking?

In the first place, important that you have sound health with physically fit to take
on the challenge. Which involves steep uphill climbs and downhill with few
gradual paths to enjoy the views on walks.
Understanding the nature of terrain and landscapes of high Khumbu and the
route to Everest base camp. Before or after booking the trip, one must exercise,
like walking up and down. Including swimming, aerobics, jogging for an hour
every day, and checking your health with your doctor. 
Before leaving your country for Nepal and Everest base camp trekking, for some
own medical problem, carrying medication. As per your doctor’s advice and
obtain medical and travel insurance in case of unfortunate incidence.    

11: When is the best time to trek to Everest Base Camp?

Everest base camp trek can be done in nearly all seasons of the year, except for
the monsoon wet, summer season. Which is from July and August, the best and
peak season is spring from March to May. When most days are clear and pleasant
for walks and views with long sunny days. Springtime when wildflowers are in
seasonal bloom, especially the rhododendron flowers of various species.
Morning and late afternoon till night time can be much colder, chances of
snowfall sometimes. The next best season is autumn/fall from September to
November, days are mostly clear for views and walks. But much cold morning,
late afternoon, and night time, days are shorter due to sunlight hours.
Can trek in the winter time of December also, most days are clear but the freezing
temperature in the morning and nights. Could get snowed in sometimes during
the trekking around a high altitude above 3,000 m. 

12: Is there an internet / WI-FI / Phone at the Everest Base Camp trek route?

Yes, Internet, Wi-Fi, and phone are available around every village and large
settlement on route Everest base camp. But from Tengboche onwards sometimes
the internet and WI-FI are slow and might be disturbing due to weather-wise.
As well depending on the landscapes around the gorge and deep valleys, the
internet and WI-FI will not reach the areas. One must be prepared and wait until
you reach certain high places, where the communication works. 

13: How cold does it get at Everest Base Camp with temperatures in different seasons?

Cold temperatures one can expect, as you are trekking in the highest region of the
Himalayas and to Everest base camp. From Lukla onwards for a few days with
mild temperatures, depending upon the season wise. Spring from March to May
is quite warm during the daytime compared to other seasons. 
Having much sunshine from early morning till late afternoon, however, can get
cold in the morning, evening, and nighttime. Bright sun above 3,000 m where UV
(Ultra-Light) rays are strong, needs to protect from the strong sun. 
Windy afternoon from 1 to 4 p.m. Where there are no trees and lush vegetation,
around a barren and arid region. Autumn/fall times, with moderate sunny days,
but days are shorter due to sunlight hours. Much a cold morning from late
afternoon till nighttime, but with a clear blue sky during the day. Spring time
minimum temperatures of – 05° to maximum + 20° Celsius during daytime.  
Autumn season – 10° to maximum + 20° Celsius from above 4,000 m, but days are
shorter due to sunlight hours, can expect snow sometimes. 

14: What is the best Everest Base Camp hiking itinerary?

The best Everest base camp trekking Itinerary of 12 / 13 days or a minimum of 11
/ 12 days. Depending upon itinerary for group departures or having a private
tailor, customized itinerary.
Normally on group joining the standard itinerary of 12 / 13 days, but will be good
to have a few days more. The best itinerary has rest days in Namche Bazaar at
3,440 m and Dingboche at 4, 340 m. Which makes trekking more enjoyable having
time to acclimatize, and explore the local culture.
As well as having an average walking distance of a minimum of 3-4 hours to a
maximum of 5-6 hours.

15: How do we prevent altitude sickness at Everest Base Camp?

The most standard itinerary provided on booking, have acclimatization days at
certain designated overnight stops at high altitude. Which is best to prevent
altitude sickness, and as precautionary measures against AMS (Acute Mountain

Sickness). As well as walking slow and steady, having short rest to enjoy the views
and catching your breath on the climb. Listening to advice from your guide or
group leaders will make you feel safe and sound from altitude sickness.

16: Do I need to train for the Everest Base Camp trek?

It would be best to train before joining or departure from home for the Everest
Base Camp trek. Training walking upstairs and downstairs, running, jogging,
swimming, or joining aerobics class for an hour every day. As long you are
physically fit and have sound health will make you enjoy the trek to Everest base
Training before or after booking at least a month ahead will be best and adds
extra stamina and power. This makes the walk on steep uphill easier for all having
good exercise before the trek departure.

17: Do you need a guide for Everest Base Camp hiking?

It would be much better to have a guide and join with reliable trekking company
in Kathmandu. Where all necessary permits for the trek will be obtained, save you
from the hassle of paper works.
One can trek to Everest base camp without a guide also, depending upon one
budget. But it is always wise and best to trek with a guide, authorized and
recommended by the local company.
The guide will help and show you the proper routes and provide information
about the local culture. 
As well the guide knows better the areas on the route. From the good lodge to
stay and takes care of when you are tired or sick.

18: Do you need permission /permit for Everest Base Camp Treks?

All visitors for treks around Nepal Himalayan destinations require trekking permits
as well as Sagarmatha National Park permits.
For the Everest base camp and other areas of high Khumbu, the village
communities will issue the permits at Lukla. On top of trekking permits from
Monjo village where Sagarmatha National Park entrance begins. Where all

trekkers need to obtain park permits, on booking the trip from reliable agents in
Kathmandu. The company will issue the permits and necessary documents
required for the trek to Everest base camp.

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