The ultimate highlight of the Everest Base Camp Trek is reaching the base camp itself, located at an altitude of 5,364 meters (17,598 feet). This iconic destination offers trekkers can touch the world’s highest peak, Mount Everest. Standing at the base camp surrounded by towering peaks, stand on khumbu glaciers and you can feel the exhilaration of being in the heart of the Himalayas and the sense of achievement that comes with reaching this renowned landmark.
Throughout the trek, you will be treated to awe-inspiring mountain scenery at every turn. The trail winds its way through picturesque Sherpa villages, ancient monasteries, breathtaking valleys, majestic views of iconic peaks like Thamserku, Ama Dablam, Lhotse and Nuptse.
The trek offers a unique opportunity to immerse yourself in the rich Sherpa culture. Along the way, you’ll encounter friendly Sherpa locals, visit ancient monasteries, and learn about their traditional way of life and their warm hospitality.
Embarking on the Everest Base Camp trek is not merely a journey; it’s a transformative odyssey, a dance with the world’s highest peaks, and a soul-stirring adventure that transcends the ordinary. Our 16-day Everest Base Camp trek package is meticulously crafted to blend the thrill of trekking with the serenity of self-discovery.
Nestled in the heart of the towering Himalayas, this trek is a testament to the indomitable human spirit and a communion with nature’s grandeur. As you embark on this awe-inspiring journey, our experienced guides, seasoned in the art of Himalayan exploration, will not just navigate the trails but also share the cultural tapestry of the Sherpa villages that dot your path.
The Everest Base Camp trek begins with a scenic flight to Lukla, a gateway to this realm of giants. From here, your footsteps become the rhythm of adventure, echoing through forests, suspension bridges, and quaint teahouse-lined trails. Each day unfolds a new chapter, bringing you closer to the iconic Kala Patthar, where you’ll witness the sunrise casting an ethereal glow upon Everest’s majestic face.
Competitive pricing is the cornerstone of our commitment to making this extraordinary journey accessible. We believe that the pursuit of dreams should not be constrained by financial barriers. Our Everest Base Camp trek package ensures that you get the best value for your investment, blending comfort, safety, and an unparalleled trekking experience.
Choosing the right trekking company is paramount, and we pride ourselves on being your trusted companion in this Himalayan sojourn. Our team is not just well-versed in logistics; they are passionate about curating an experience that stays etched in your memory, fostering a connection between you and the soul-stirring landscapes of Everest.
Everest Base Camp, the apex of this pilgrimage, is more than a destination; it’s a state of mind. The air is charged with the spirit of every mountaineer who dared to dream. As you stand in the shadow of the world’s highest peak, the journey comes full circle – a testament to your resilience, the beauty of nature, and the triumph of the human spirit. This is not just a trek; it’s a metamorphosis, an Everest of the soul.
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Day 01 – Arrival in Kathmandu airport (1345meters). Overnight at hotel.
Day 02 – Fly to Tenzing and Hillary Airport in Lukla (2800 meters) from Kathmandu, trek to Phakding (2610 meters) 3 hours. Overnight at Guesthouse.
Day 03 – Trek to Namche Bazaar (3480 meters) 5 hours. Overnight at Guesthouse.
Day 04 – Namche Bazaar Acclimatization day. Overnight at Guesthouse.
Day 05 – Trek to Tengboche Monastery (3860 meters) 5 hours. Overnight at Guesthouse.
Day 06 – Trek to Dingboche (4350 meters) 6 hours. Overnight at Guesthouse.
Day 07 – Day trip to Chhukung valley (4710 meters) and trek back to Dingboche. 4 hours. Overnight at Guesthouse.
Day 08 – Trek to Lobuche (4920 meters) 5 hours. Overnight at Guesthouse.
Day 09 – Trek to Everest Base Camp (5300 meters) then back to Gorak Shep. 8 hours. Overnight at Guesthouse.
Day 10 – Hike up to Kalapattar (5555 meters) early in the morning then trek down to Periche (4200 meters). 7 hours. Overnight at Guesthouse.
Day 11 – Trek to Namche Bazaar (3480 meters) 6 hours. Overnight at Guesthouse.
Day 12 – Trek to Lukla (2795 meters) 6 hours. Overnight at Guesthouse.
Day 13 – Flight from Lukla to Kathmandu in the morning. Overnight at hotel.
Day 14 – Transfer to international airport for your final flight departure.
Navigating Everest Base Camp Trek Costs: Tailoring Your Journey
Embarking on the Everest Base Camp trek is a thrilling adventure, offering breathtaking views of the world’s highest peak. The everest base camp trek cost varies, ranging from USD 800 to USD 4300, depending on the services chosen. Standard packages typically include a knowledgeable guide, a well-structured itinerary, and essential trekking permits.
The baseline cost covers necessary services such as accommodation, meals, and permits. However, opting for a higher-priced package might include additional luxuries like comfortable lodges, experienced guides, and personalized itineraries. Clients have the flexibility to tailor their trek, adjusting the itinerary and services according to their preferences and requirements.
While the standard trek cost ensures a fulfilling experience, those seeking enhanced comfort or specialized services may opt for higher-priced packages. Whether choosing a budget-friendly option or a more indulgent package, the Everest Base Camp trek promises an unforgettable journey through the majestic landscapes of the Himalayas, with the freedom for clients to customize their adventure based on personal preferences.
Dear Traveler, We wish to update you on Lukla flight details that may impact your itinerary. During peak seasons (March, April, May, October, and November), flights to Lukla will operate from Ramechhap/Manthali, approximately a 5 to 6-hour drive from Kathmandu. Conversely, in non-peak seasons (January, February, June, July, August, September, and December), flights are from Kathmandu. Please note that the airline determines flight operations based on traveler volume each month. Flight decisions are beyond our control.
Lukla flights are subject to delays or cancellations due to adverse weather, airport congestion, runway conditions, and topographical challenges. For Everest region treks, we recommend allocating an extra one or two days in your schedule to account for potential flight disruptions. This precaution ensures timely boarding of your pre-planned international flight. Thank you for your understanding and preparedness.
Note:- Tight fitting, figure-hugging clothing, such as those made with Lycra can often be offensive to locals, especially on women. If you find these items comfortable as a base layer then please pack something to wear over the top of them.
The trek is challenging but manageable for those with good physical fitness. Regular exercise and acclimatization are key.
The ideal trekking seasons are spring (March to May) and autumn (September to November) when the weather is stable.
The standard trek duration is around 12-14 days, allowing for acclimatization and a comfortable pace.
Altitude sickness is a potential risk. Adequate acclimatization, proper hydration, and a slow ascent help minimize this risk.
Trekkers need a Sagarmatha National Park entry permit and a TIMS (Trekkers’ Information Management System) card.
Tea houses provide basic lodging along the trail. Accommodations are comfortable but may not have all the amenities of a city hotel.
Charging facilities are available in most tea houses for a fee. It’s advisable to bring a power bank.
The daily trekking distance varies, but on average, it’s around 10-15 kilometers.
ATM facilities are limited. It’s recommended to carry enough cash for your trek.
Mobile networks are available in lower elevations, and some tea houses offer Wi-Fi for a fee. Connectivity may be intermittent at higher altitudes.
Temperatures can drop below freezing. Layered clothing, including a good down jacket, is essential. Proper gear is crucial for warmth.
Yes, comprehensive travel insurance, including coverage evacuation for high-altitude trekking, is highly recommended.
In case of emergencies, helicopter evacuation services are available. It’s essential to have insurance covering evacuation costs.
Yes, solo trekkers can join groups, and hiring guides in Kathmandu and porters is possible in Lukla.
Tea houses offer a variety of meals, including traditional Nepali, Tibetan, and international cuisine. The menu is diverse, with options for different dietary preferences.
August 17, 2023
I trekked with a group of 12 to Everest Base Camp in May 2023 with Mountain Hawk(MH) . Prem and his team organised the trip to the finest detail. MH is a an experienced operator ensuring that the trekkers fitness levels are looked at the outset. This ensures almost 100% success rate. I will definitely recommend MH as a responsible enabler.
November 5, 2019
Prem and his team made the expedition a magnificently memorable experience. The views were amazing and feeling of achieving daily goals to reach the Everest Base Camp under Prem’s leadership was incredible. Prem’s invaluable experience and knowledge of the mountains, his confidence, competence and considerate attention to everyone’s specific needs helped us successfully reach the Everest Base Camp. He provided guidance on what we should wear, what to eat (or not to eat in my case as I like being adventurous!), to keep hydrated and he set the pace for trekking each day – kept on reminding us it is our own race! He made sure we were medically and physically fit each day for the trek. Thank you to Prem and his team for making my first Everest Base Camp trek an incredibly memorable experience. I have no hesitation in recommending Mountain Hawk Trekking for a splendid experience – the best in class!!
April 19, 2012
Had a great trek to EBC with Mountain Hawk in March 2012. Badri was our excellent guide and Niraj our porter. Everything was organised so well and our safety came first. Guest houses were very good and the food excellent. I recommend Mountain Hawk to anybody.
March 6, 2012
Sarah and I travelled with Mountain Hawk Trekking to Everest Base Camp in Jan 2012. Prem was recommended to us by friends as a very professional and knowledgeable guide and we were not disappointed. Our flights from Kathmandu to Lukla and back, meals and accommodation on the trek, porters, park passes, were all arranged by Mountain Hawk Trekking. Prem‚Äôs attention to detail is fantastic, as is his knowledge of the area. He ensured we were well looked after while walking, and in guesthouses each night. Prem and his team are very professional, friendly, and have a wonderful sense of humour, all of which added up to an absolutely wonderful trip. I can highly recommend Mountain Hawk Trekking for your trip to Nepal ‚ we are certainly planning to return.
February 15, 2012
I trekked to EBC in January 2012 with Prem as our guide. What a fantastic bloke he is, brilliant guide, ensures that food at guest houses is tip top and also a great beer guide around Kathmandu on our return. I have recommended Prem to others and they have booked him for EBC later this year Prem you took loads of photos you choose which one to go on.
March 14, 2011
Mountain Hawk treks provided a fantastic trek to Everest Base Camp and Kalapattar. We had fantastic weather, wonderful wildlife sighting and a caring guide. A very enjoyable eleven day trek! We had the pleasure of meeting many tourists and local Sherpa people alilu. The traditional Nepali Dalbhat un proves…… as you walk down! Fantastic atmosphere and feeling among the trekkers and guides. Our generous, fun- loving porter was an absolute champion!
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