Everest Base Camp Trek - 15 Days Days

$ 2099

$ 1999


                 A journey to the Everest Base Camp trek and take the experience

Everest Base Camp is a paradise situated high among the clouds, quite literally. Everest Base Camp lies at an elevation of 5,380m and boasts spectacular views of the mountain giants. Trekking to the Everest Base Camp of Nepal also provides us an opportunity to embark on an epic journey that Sir Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay set off to in 1953. In the khumbu region of the Nepal come close to four of the world highest peaks Mt Everest, Mt Lhotse, Mt Makalu and Mt Cho-Oyu. The Himalayas attract lots of people every year. A lot of tourists are fond of the history and culture of the country which also embraces religion.


Everest Base Camp trekking to 15-days is for many a lifetime experience and is not a very difficult task although the camp is located on the altitude of 5,550m over the sea level. We experience astounding mountain views, get glimpses of the life of the world famous mountain climbers (the Sherpa’s), enter Sagarmatha National Park, a world heritage site and tour high altitude Buddhist monasteries. Among several others, Tengboche monastery has a religious significance to the Buddhists. Those who took part in such a trek will never forget the experience and the most exciting views on the mountains. , for travellers who wish to reach the Everest base camp in a more relaxed manner can try a different route like khumbu region, which would be a more appropriate choice. Please visit our package more.

Trip highlight:

  • Fly into the high altitude Hilary Tenzing Airport at Lukla, an experience in itself
  • Visit Sherpa villages with their Tibetan like peoples and yak herders
  • Wide range of flora and fauna
  • Visit Tengboche Monastery with its strong spiritual connection
  • Walk to the foothills of the world’s highest mountain Everest at 5364m / 17599ft
  • Be stunned by the chilling beauty of the Khumbu Glacier and Khumbu Icefalls 
  • Savor the panoramic views of the Himalayas including Everest from Kala Patthar


Trip Grade
Everest Base Camp Trek – 15 Days
Hotel and Tea House
Tenzing Hillary Airport (Lukla Airport)
Arrival City
Kathmandu, Nepal
Departure City
Kathmandu, Nepal
Flight Time
40 mins
130 Km
15 Breakfast, 14 Lunch, 14 Dinner

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Itinerary Altitude Trekking/Hiking
Day 01 Arrival Kathmandu 1,350m/4,429ft
Day 02 Kathmandu sightseeing and Trek Preparation 1,350m/4,429ft
Day 03 Fly to Lukla – Trek to Phakding 2,800m/9,187ft 3-4 hrs
Day 04 Phakding to Namche Bazar 3,438m/11,280ft 5-6 hrs
Day 05 Acclimatization Day in Namche Bazar 3,438m/11,280ft
Day 06 Namche Bazar to Tengboche 3,870m/12,697ft 5-6 hrs
Day 07 Tengboche to Dingboche 4,360m/14,305ft 5-6 hrs
Day 08 Acclimatization day in Dingboche 4,360m/14,305ft
Day 09 Dingboche to Lobuche 4,940m/16,208ft 5-6 hrs
Day 10 Lobuche – Gorak Shep – Visit Everest Base Camp 5,364m/17,599ft 6-7 hrs
Day 11 Gorak Shep to Kala Patthar to Pherice 5,545m/18,193ft 7-8 hrs
Day 12 Pheriche to Namche Bazar 3,438m/11,280ft 6-7 hrs
Day 13 Namche Bazar to Lukla 2,800m/9,187ft 6-7 hrs
Day 14 Fly to Kathmandu 1,350m/4,429ft
Day 15 Final departure 1,350m/4,429ft

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Day 01
Arrival Kathmandu

On your arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu (1,350m). You will be meet by our representative and transferred to our hotel. Than we check-in at the hotel, freshen up and take a rest. In the evening a welcome dinner will hosted by Star Mountain and there will be the opportunity ask any question you still may have about your trip to Everest Base Camp. Overnight in Kathmandu.

Day 02
Kathmandu sightseeing and Trek Preparation

Our tour (sightseeing) starting from Durbar Square, Swayambhunath, Bouddhanath Stupa and Pashupathinath. Which are all world heritage sites. Durbar Square in front of the old royal palace of the former Kathmandu Kingdom. Swayambhunath is a known as the Monkey Temple, Bouddhanath Stupa is one of the largest stupa in the world and Pashupatinath Temple is the one of the most import places for all Hindus.  Overnight in Kathmandu.

Day 03
Fly to Lukla – Trek to Phakding

We take early morning flight to Lukla (Flight time 40min). On arrival in Lukla(2,800m) our experienced , local porters will meet you. Heading down the trail to Phakding(2,800m). We walk on the trail that gradually descents to Cheplung village form we get glimpse of the Mt. Khumbila a sacred mountain which has never been climbed. To Phakding, we already notice the fluttering Tibetan Prayer Flags and meet local reciting Tibetan mantras as they walk. Overnight in Phakding.

 Flight Time: 40mins       Distance: 8 km

Tea house
Day 04
Phakding to Namche Bazar

Today the trail takes us through forest, traditional village with their ploughed fields and yak pastures. We cross Dudh Koshi River and pass Chumoa and Monju village before reaching the entrance of the Everest National Park. After lunch, we pass the Jorsale village and walk alongside of the Dhdh Khosi and Bhote Koshi River, crossing a suspension bridge and on a step trail reach Namche Bazar. Namche Bazar, this is the largest Sherpa village in the Khumbu Region. Overnight in Namche Bazar.


  distance: 11 km

Tea house
Day 05
Acclimatization Day in Namche Bazar

Today is an acclimatization day to allow our bodies to adjust to the high altitude. We can tour Namche Bazar which is the primary town of the Everest or Khumbu region has government offices, ATMS, shops, restaurants, coffee bean café and colourful market. If you are interested in a hiking, there is an opportunity to spend a few hour hiking around the area. We can trek Khumjung village and we also visit the Hillary School and monastery which houses a yeti scalp.

Some of the mountains on view today are Kwangde, Kangtega, Thamserku, Nuptse, Lhotse, Ama Dabblam and of course Mount Everest. Overnight in Namche Bazar.

Tea house
Day 06
Namche Bazar to Tengboche

Today, there are not many steep ascents and descents today which gives plenty of the time to concentrate on photography. The trek until Phuki is an easy walk. Form here we ascend towards Tengboche village which house the very famous Tengboche Monastery which is the biggest monastery of the Everest Region. Which is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The monastery is blessed with panoramic views of the Himalayas, including Mt Everest, Ama Dablam, Nuptse, Lhotse and Thamserku. The Tengboche Monastery open at 3:00pm, if we reach there by 3 o’clock we can observe a Buddhist religious ceremony. Overnight in Tengboche.


 distance: 10 km

Tea house
Day 07
Tengboche to Dingboche

Our trail descends and passes through lush forests of confer, birch and rhododendron trees. The trail is of course very scenic, but also quite challenging today. We start of following the Imja Khola and cross the Imja Khola to Pangboche. Before climbing up to the windswept fields (Mainly potato) of Dingboche. This is the highest Sherpa settlement in the Khumbu Region. The views of Ama Dablam form there are particularly spectacular and dramatic. Overnight in Dingboche.


   distance: 9 km


Tea house
Day 08
Acclimatization day in Dingboche

Spending a day in Dingboche will help you to acclimate to the high altitude. It is important to take another day to acclimatize. There are number of options available for short hiking today. We climb a ridge located behind the village and see world’s tallest 14 peaks including Lhotse, Makalu and Cho Oyu. The hiking is 3-4 hrs around and the ascending altitude on this hike will help our bodies prepare for the high altitudes ahead. Overnight in Dingboche.

Tea house
Day 09
Dingboche to Lobuche

Today the trek begins with a gentle climb towards the Pheriche valley. Around the beginning of our trek today we enjoy the company of the mighty Himalayas on all sides, we begin to see Mt. Pumori as on our trail. The trail continues on to Thokla Pass where the ascent is challenging. The trail passes through boulder-strewn slopes as we ascend Chupki Lhara which is a ridge that provides spectacular mountain views. The top of the ridge is filled with prayer flags and stones which are memorial shrines for climbers who lost their lives on Mt. Everest.  Again a photographers paradise as there are panoramic views of Nuptse, Lhotse, Lhotse Shar and a few other 7,000 plus meter peaks. After crossing the pass we reach Lobuche. Overnight in Lobuche.


  Distance: 8 km

Tea house
Day 10
Lobuche – Gorak Shep – Visit Everest Base Camp

This is an exciting day. Today, we ascend and descend mostly on a glacier path. The trail takes us for about 3 hours over boulders and rough terrain to the small settlement of Gorakshep. As we reach the base camp, we enjoy the incredible melt patterns and admire the gently rounded ice towers on the upper part of the Khumbu glacier. The Everest Base Camp is stunningly beautiful. We can enjoy amazing views of Nuptse, Khumbuste and Pumori mountains from the base camp. After soaking in the beauty, we walk back towards Gorak Shep where we spend the night. Overnight in Gorak Shep.


    Distance: 13km

Tea house
Day 11
Gorak Shep to Kala Patthar to Pherice

We have to wake up early morning the walk up to Kala Patthar. It is dark outside with a cold temperature and chilly winds. Than reach to Kalapatthar from where the views of Everest are simply the best views you can possibly get. At 5,545m this is the highest altitude we can trek in Nepal without requiring climbing permits. Its name means black rock, and it is more of a ridge than a mountain. After spending some time at the summit of Kala Patthar, we walk back to Gorak Shep. After lunch we descend to Pheriche to spend the night. Overnight in Pheriche.


distance: 16 km

Tea house
Day 12
Pheriche to Namche Bazar

The trail descends quite considerably today. We lose approximately 2,000 feet in elevation today and walk on a trail with a lot of ups and downs. We descend through a hillside filled with rhododendron and juniper trees and cross a bridge over the Dudh Koshi River. We descend rapidly through pine forest where we can easily spot mountains goats, pheasants and other wild animals and birds common to the area. This is a long day of walking, made harder by the hard hiking the day before. But push on because a good dinner and a hot shower await. Overnight in Namche Bazar.


distance: 19 km

Tea house
Day 13
Namche Bazar to Lukla

It is mostly a downhill trek on a trail alongside the Dudh Koshi River. We cross several suspension bridges, pass by several monasteries and villages before reaching Lukla. In the earlier part of the day, take a good final look at the magnificent Himalayan Mountains, and say goodbye to the Khumbu Valley and Mount Everest. Then put your head down as we make a final long ascent into Lukla. Overnight to Lukla.


   distance: 19 km

Tea house
Day 14
Fly to Kathmandu

This morning says goodbye to Mt Everest and the Khumbu Region as we board our flight back to either Kathmandu. After reaching Kathmandu, we can take a rest or do some souvenir shopping. If we want to explore any other areas of Kathmandu, we may do that today. Our guides can help you with both souvenir shopping, sightseeing. Evening to celebrate the successful completion of our journey. Overnight in Kathmandu.

    Flight Time : 40 mins
Day 15
Final departure

Our adventure in Nepal ends today.  After breakfast, our representative will take you to Tribhuvan International Airport in time for your onward flight.  Should you be staying longer in Nepal or have a late flight, please note hotel check-out time is 11 am.


Cost Includes

  • Accommodation in standard hotels on twin sharing basis.
  • Meals.
  • Local guide and support staffs.
  • All private ground transportation including airport transfers.
  • Domestic flights, (Kathmandu-Lukla-Kathmandu).
  • Necessary insurance for your guide and porters.
  • Sagarmatha National Park entry permit fee.
  • Khumbu Pasang Lhamu Rural Municipality fees.
  • All government, local taxes, and official expenses.
  • Guaranteed departures.
  • No booking fee.

Cost Excludes

  • Travel insurance, Nepal Tourist Visa fees, Items and expenses of personal nature.
  • Personal trekking gear and rescue operation in case of emergency.
  • Bar drinks, beverages such as coke, fanta, sprite and mineral water.
  • Laundry, phone calls, internet, heater charge and Wi-Fi services.


Meals will be provided during while. There will also be welcome and farewell dinners for guests. In teak most common cuisines in most menu will be Nepalese, Tibetan, Indian and the more common continental.


We will be accommodated hotel in Kathmandu, tea houses during the trek. All accommodations are on twin-shared basis. We will have rooms with attached washrooms in most parts of the trek but this is not possible in a few remote locations. Also understand that single rooms are not easily available in higher elevations like they are in Kathmandu and the lower elevation regions.

Frequently Asked Questions

Best time to trek Everest base camp, the spring months are (February – May) and fall (September- November). These seasons offer clear days are characteristic of this popular trekking period and clear Mountain View with a clear sky.

Food at Teahouse trekking varies according to the teahouse and its location. Basic Teahouses can offer you a wide variety of meals whereas teahouses situated at higher altitudes may not be able to offer you the same menu. Nonetheless, the food provided in these Teahouses is hygienic and delicious. The meals are usually prepared from the local agro-products. Any other ingredients that cannot grow at certain altitudes are brought from the market. Some common food items you can find at Teahouses are Dal-Bhat set (Rice, lentils, vegetables), Meat, Rice items, Noodles Items, Pasta, Momo, potatoes etc. Breakfast items are usually, toasts, eggs, pancakes, porridge, muesli etc.

1) Go slowly and take a full day for the hike rather than get there as fast as possible.

2) Drink lots of liquid.

3) Always give way to yaks right of way and when you meet one on a path with a drop to one side, always stand on the uphill side.

4) Don’t get caught out with inadequate clothing to cope with a rapid change in weather. This is the high Himalaya and a clear bright morning does not mean the same in the afternoon.

5) Do not wander off by yourself and always make sure people know where you are. Anything can happen and a slip on scree or moraine can mean getting cold very quickly while waiting for someone to come and help.

6) Part of the trek is on lateral moraine and then on the Khumbu glacier itself and some places are slippery. There is no need for crampons but simple care where you are walking is important.

7) Remember that the best approach to safety is to prevent an accident happening in the first place.


One of the most important contributors to a medical provision in the Khumbu valley, in particular, is the Himalayan Rescue Association (HRA).The HRA is a voluntary non-profit organization formed in 1973 with an objective to reduce casualties in the Nepal Himalayas. The HRA has an aid post at the village of Pheriche (4250m) which is served by a helipad and has a permanent building as its clinic. During the main climbing season in April/May, there is also an HRA station run by volunteer doctors at Everest Base Camp. This is housed in tented accommodation and each year all the expeditions muck in to construct a helipad nearby.


The only two methods of travel mostly are on foot or by helicopter once in the mountains. Obviously certain medical conditions are either so debilitating or urgent that the first option is not practicable as an evacuation method. Helicopter evacuation is very expensive and is also dependent on favorable weather conditions. Many of the helicopters are working at the limit of their operating altitude in the higher parts of the valley. Adventure Alternative will be well placed to coordinate an efficient rescue but we must stress that there is no single definitive cost for a helicopter rescue, much depends on what else the pilot is doing in the area, how far the helicopter has to fly, where it started from and so on. The maximum is about $10,000 from Everest Base Camp itself, so your insurance should cover up to this figure specifically for rescue costs.


The helicopter company will require a payment guarantee before they fly, this will be done by your insurance provider, opening a case number and arranging the relevant exchanges of information and certification. For this purpose, it is essential that you have the right policy and provide us with all the policy details. Our staff have got mobile phones and generally, there is somewhere near with a phone signal, or else one of the staff will go to the nearest place. The safety and stability of the injured person is the job of the group and the staff and anyone nearby who can assist because sometimes it can take hours for a helicopter to arrive. Thankfully many of the trails have first aid posts along the way, but every group should be prepared to help deal with an injured person and in this case, it goes without saying that the needs of that person are more important than the trek itinerary.


It will be a matter of the helicopter company ascertaining that it is safe to fly to the relevant location and then flying the casualty to a nominated location, almost certainly a hospital in Kathmandu. The helicopter will then be met by Adventure Alternative staff who will help to coordinate any further stages in the process. The helicopter will also fly into Kathmandu airport and our staff will arrange for a car or ambulance to take the person to the hospital.


If for any reason the helicopter is unable to fly we will use our many local staff and contacts to coordinate an alternative rescue and treatment regime. Normally this means using horses or simply stretch ring a person off the mountain to the nearest safe place or safe helicopter landing area. Again, this is something that will generally involve everyone.


*Feeling and being sick



*Loss of appetite

*Shortness of breath

The symptoms are usually worse at night.

On the trek, your accommodation will be on a simple teahouses/lodge with basic and shared facilities.

Everest Base Camp trek is a moderate trek that does not require any technical expertise of mountaineering. The trekking time often requires two weeks. For trekker who are used to hiking long distances, with a weighted back pack over years, they might find the trek relatively easy. However, for people who have no access to hills, or that are not used to hiking or training on a regular basis, they will need to train hard for this trip and will likely find it difficult. Likewise, the older you are, the more training is needed.

As for the cost of Everest Base Camp Trek, there is no fixed price. The journey would cost anywhere between $2050 to $4400 depending on the route, the outfitter and their services. The luxurious trekking packaging and return by helicopter will cost a bit higher than the standard packages.

Trekking gears are not only protecting your body it is means of to success your trek. Complete Guide for the Everest Base Camp Trekking Gears and Equipment List. Trek to Everest Base Camp is on the list of every mountain lover and adventurer. Before heading out to the trek, one must pack necessary items as packing itself is a challenge. Especially for first-timers, it can be very confusing and challenging to pack for the trek. Thus, a packing list is important to best prepare for the Everest Base Camp Trek.


*Moisture-wicking long-sleeve t-shirts (3)

*Moisture-wicking short-sleeve t-shirt (2)

*Heavy fleece or down jacket

*Gore-Tex or waterproof jacket with hood


*Rain poncho

*Fleece pants

*Trekking pants (3)

*Hiking shorts (2)

*Waterproof pants

*Hiking socks (10)

*Warm thermal socks (1)

*Long underwear (2)

*Underwear (10)

*Hiking boots with ankle support

*Camp shoes or tennis shoes

*Light inner gloves/glove liners

*Insulated wool or down mittens/gloves


*Broad-brimmed hat

*Neck gaiter or bandana (for sun protection)

*Wool hat or balaclava (should cover ears)

*Gaiters (needed Dec-Feb)

*Sweatshirt (optional)

*Sock liners (optional)

*Trekking Gear & Supplies


*Duffle bag for carrying gear via porters (provided by Himalayan Wonders if you’re       trekking with us)

*40L Daypack for carrying what you need on the trail

*Waterproof cover for daypack

*Water bottles or hydration bladder (i.e. CamelBak)

*Sleeping bag rated to -18°C/ 0°F (available for rental if you’re trekking Everest Base Camp through Himalayan Wonders)

*Trekking poles

*Headlamp with extra batteries

*Lightweight water filter or iodine water tablets (personal preference)

*Hand warmers

*Sleeping bag stuff sack

*Dry bags in several sizes

*Stuff sacks for dirty clothes/shoes

*Camera with extra batteries and memory cards

*Small lock(s) for duffle bag and daypack

*Sleeping bag liner (optional)

*Quick-drying trekking towel (optional)

Food & Snacks:

*Snacks (combine protein & carbs for well-balanced energy)

*Thermos (optional for hot beverages)

*Re-hydration gels or powder




*Lip balm with sunscreen

*Toilet Paper

*Moleskin, medical tape, and/or duct tape for treating/preventing blisters

*Advil or Ibuprofen

*Diamox (for altitude sickness)

*Personal prescriptions

*Antibiotics (Cipro for travelers’ diarrhea)

*Anti-chafe balm (e.g. Body Glide, to prevent chafing)

*Diaper rash cream (Can treat rashes or chaffing)




*Razor (as needed)


*Wet wipes

*Hand sanitizer

*Feminine hygiene products (as needed)

*Face lotion


*Hair ties

*Earplugs (for sleeping)

*Additional Supplies

*Portable solar charger/power bank



*Playing cards

You will find Altitude at Everest Base Camp 5,360m/ 17,585f and somewhere 5,380 meters / 17,651feet and maybe finding different than this. The most popular Trek maps indicate Mount Everest Base Camp elevation as 5,364 meters, in conclusion, the lowest EBC height is 5,360 meters and 5,560 meters is the highest Elevation of Mt Everest Base Camp.

Seasons of Everest

Mount Everest lies 28° north of the equator and is subject to a typical northern hemisphere seasonal pattern. It lies at the edge of the influence of the Indian Monsoon which brings moisture and clouds from June to September. The cold months are December/January and the best trekking is between these two seasons .during March to May and October to November, when the climate is moderate.

  1. Winter Weather at Everest: Winter weather (Nov to Feb) is dominated by the southward migration of the northern hemisphere jet stream which brings high winds, cold temperatures and on occasion heavy snow falls. Winter can be a great time for trekking as the crowds trying to avoid the cold clear out. Day temperatures are comfortable and sunny skies generally prevail although it can get well below freezing at night.
  2. Spring (pre Monsoon) Weather at Everest: March until the unset of the Monsoon is one of the ideal times to trek. Rain is infrequent and day temperatures are warm. Lots of trekkers and climbers are out in t-shirts.


  1. Monsoon Season Everest: The summer weather (June to Sept) is influenced by the Indian Monsoon which brings frequent rainfall and cloudy days. You might find solitude during this time but clouds and rain generally obscure the peaks and it’s not a good time to visit.


  1. Fall Weather (post Monsoon) at Everest: The Fall season from the end of the Monsoon until temperatures get cold in December is a great time for trekking with generally clear days and comfortable temperatures.

Temperatures at Everest Summit and Base Camp


The coldest temperatures of the year occur from the 15th of December onward until the end of January with temperatures at the summit averaging -37C (-35F) while those at Everest Basecamp average -17C (1.4F). Temperatures warm rapidly in the spring months of April and May bringing t-shirt weather although nights are still cold and chilly. It’s not uncommon to see climbers wearing t-shirts all the way up to camp 3 during this time period.


We don’t recommend travel to the region between June and September once the monsoon sets in as generally cloudy weather and rain obscure the peaks and you might be lucky to even see Everest.

The question is why I can’t do Everest Base Camp Trek? If you physically fit, then make your dreams come true. There are many inspiring people.

One of the most iconic treks in the world, the Everest Base Camp trek is of a lengthy distance of 130 Km, that is 65 Km each way.

It is not necessary to carry an oxygen tank while trekking in the Everest Base Camp. However, if you further plan to ascent to Mount Everest or other peaks, it is required to carry an oxygen tank due to lack of oxygen. Not all peaks require the use of oxygen tanks. It is essential to understand beforehand about the need for oxygen tanks while climbing peaks.

This classic Everest trek through the Khumbu valley offers more than just a walking holiday. It is for many a pilgrimage to the highest mountain in the world, in a remarkable country which will leave you with vivid memories of the people who live there.

Our Everest Base Camp trek does not stay overnight at base camp. Instead, you stay at Gorak Shep, where you walk into base camp for a day trip. To sleep at base camp requires special permits, which are very expensive.

Yes. Clearly, buy travel insurance and make sure it will cover you at high altitudes above 5000 M. There are many Travel insurance companies such as JS Travel Insurance, World Nomads, Allianz Global Assistance, Amex Assurance, Travel Guard, etc.

Yes. Clearly, buy travel insurance and make sure it will cover you at high altitudes above 5000 M. There are many Travel insurance companies such as JS Travel Insurance, World Nomads, Allianz Global Assistance, Amex Assurance, Travel Guard, etc.