Everest Base Camp Trek - 15 Days

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Key Information
  • Destination:Nepal
  • Duration:15 Days
  • Trip Grade: Moderate
  • Max. Altitude:5545m
  • Starts/Ends:Kathmandu/Kathmandu
  • Trip Style:Private and Group Join
  • Group Size:12
  • Best Time:Spring & Autumn

The Everest base camp trek is a true adventure amidst the tallest mountains and deepest valleys on Earth. The journey begins in the medieval city called Kathmandu, the capital of Nepal. In 15 days, you will reach the lap of Mount Everest and touch 5,545 meters in elevation. Nepal has many amazing trekking destinations, and Everest base camp is one of the most famous ones. 

The trek offers views of giant mountains and diverse landscapes. You will trek through dense forests and picturesque villages. Glaciers and moraines further make the trek more exciting. Lhotse, Nuptse, Makalu, Everest, Cho Oyu, Thamserku, Ama Dablam, and numerous other Himalayan mountains are seen during this trek. 

Likewise, the warm and friendly locals along the trail will greet you with open arms, offering a glimpse into their timeless daily lives. The experiences acquired on the Everest base camp trek will leave an indelible mark on your memory. The breathtaking views of the towering mountains, surrounded by picturesque pine and birch forests, are truly mesmerizing. 

While these forests hold their allure throughout the year, their splendor reaches unparalleled heights during spring and autumn when the crisp, clear air sharpens every detail, creating a scene that resembles a perfect picture. Everest base camp trekking is an extraordinary journey that connects you not only with nature's magnificence but also with the rich culture and hospitality of the Sherpa people. 

Sherpas are one of the main residents of the Khumbu region. Namche Bazaar is the biggest Sherpa settlement area. Our guide will share their stories with you and help you interact with them. Along the way, you will visit old stupas and monasteries, including Tengboche and Pangboche monasteries. 

Like the Everest base camp trek, Annapurna base camp and Manaslu base camp are two other famous treks in Nepal. If you are short on time and wish to see the beauty of Everest, our EBC helicopter tour with landing is a perfect option.

What to expect during Everest Base Camp Trekking 15 Days?

Every day, we will wake up early, have breakfast, and trek to the next village. The porter will carry the duffel bag and walk ahead of us. Pack all the essentials that you may need while trekking in your day pack. We will follow our proposed itinerary, nevertheless, change may happen if the situation demands. 

We have dinner and breakfast in the same lodge we spend the night while lunch is taken on the way. It is expected to have breakfast and dinner in the same lodge you spend the night in exchange for low room cost. Our Everest base camp trek cost covers breakfast, lunch & dinner. You are free to buy additional snacks and beverages by paying by yourself. 

If you feel unwell or get any injury, our Everest base camp trek guide will provide you with first aid. As per the progress in your health, we will continue the trek. As our guides are very experienced and trained to handle emergency medical situations during the EBC trek, you can rely on their decision. 

15 Days Everest Base Camp Trek Highlights

  • Immerse yourself in stunning Himalayan landscapes with breathtaking views of the world's highest peaks, including Mount Everest
  • Challenge your physical and mental limits as you trek through rugged terrain and conquer high altitudes
  • Encounter the unique Sherpa culture and hospitality, gaining insights into their traditions and way of life
  • Trek through the Sagarmatha National Park and discover its diverse flora and fauna
  • Visit ancient monasteries and immerse yourself in the spiritual atmosphere of the Himalayas
  • Interact with fellow trekkers from around the world, forming bonds and shared memories during the journey
  • Experience the thrill of reaching Kala Patthar's viewpoint for the iconic sunrise shot of Everest and its neighboring peaks
  • Celebrate your accomplishment as you stand at the base of the highest mountain in the world, Everest base camp

Everest Base Camp itinerary summary

The Everest base camp trek for 15 days begins with a short flight to Lukla. This airport is very famous for its short runway and height. You can see the heavenly Himalayan range during the Lukla flight. At Lukla, meet with the porters who will accompany you on the journey. From Lukla, it is a pleasant walk down to Phakding village, where you will spend the first night. 

The trail then ascends to Namche Bazaar, following rhododendron forests. You will cross the long Hillary Bridge on the way, including many other small suspension bridges. The trail follows the Dudh Koshi river and the trek passes many small villages. You will spend two nights in Namche Bazaar and Dingboche village for acclimatization. 

The trail goes from Dudh Koshi Valley to Imja Khola Valley. We will spend nights in Tengboche, Dingboche, Lobuche, and Gorak Shep before reaching the Everest base camp. After Dingboche village, the trail crosses a glacier field and goes along the Khumbu glacier moraine. This part of the trail is much more demanding. For more information, you can check out our detailed itinerary. 

Everest trek – is this trip right for you?

Considering the challenging nature of the Everest base camp trek, it is essential to determine if it is the right adventure for you. While the trek is not easy, it is still accessible to those with prior trekking experience and the ability to carry some weight on their back. However, the successful completion of the trek depends on proper preparations.

If you are in good health and do not suffer from serious illnesses, you are more likely to handle the physical demands of the trek. However, regardless of age, anyone willing to commit to adequate preparation can embark on this lifetime adventure. Young trekkers generally require less preparation. Nevertheless, even individuals in their 70s, who have trained extensively and have a lot of stamina, can also join us on the Everest base camp hike. 

How to prepare yourself for the Everest base camp trekking?

If we remove arrival and departure from our itinerary, then over the course of 13 days, you'll be navigating jagged trails, going uphill and downhill while carrying a backpack weighing at least 5 kilograms for an average of 5-6 hours per day. So, you have to be physically fit to do this trek. 

Create a well-structured training plan that includes 5-6 days of exercise per week. Focus on hill training at least once a week, where you walk uphill and downhill with your backpack loaded with 5 kilograms. This repetitive training will help strengthen your legs and muscles, preparing them for the challenging terrain you'll encounter during the Everest base camp trek. 

One other crucial factor to consider while preparing for the EBC trek is the higher altitude. As you ascend, the oxygen levels decrease, making it challenging for your lungs to provide your muscles with the necessary oxygen. To counter this, physical fitness becomes even more critical. By engaging in regular exercise, weightlifting, and walking with a heavy backpack, you'll improve your fitness level and enhance your ability to cope with the reduced oxygen levels at higher altitudes.

Even if you are an experienced climber, don't underestimate the importance of preparatory training for this specific trek. Beyond physical training, mental preparation is equally vital for a successful journey. While the Everest Base Camp trek may not be as daunting as climbing Mount Everest itself, it remains a demanding and challenging route that lasts several days. Be mentally prepared for basic conditions, rapidly changing weather & the potential risk of altitude sickness.

15 days Everest base camp trek cost for 2024 and 2025

Our 15-day Everest base camp trekking costs start at USD 1,500 per head. For big groups, we have additional discounts and coupons. What sets our Everest base camp trek itinerary apart from others is its flexibility. We understand that each traveler's preferences and budgets may differ, so you can customize the itinerary according to your needs. 

If you're seeking a shorter EBC trek, we offer the option to include a thrilling helicopter tour from Kala Patthar to Lukla or Kathmandu. Adding a helicopter flight to your itinerary may cost you an additional USD 850 to USD 3,500 per head. This time-saving alternative can save you up to 5 days. Similarly, if you upgrade the trek to luxury lodge trekking, the cost ranges from USD 3,500 to USD 4,500 per person. 

The Everest base camp trek cost generally covers the trek permit fee, local transportation, accommodation and meals in the mountain, expenses of the guide and porters, and taxes. We have the best Everest base camp trek cost for 2024 and 2025. Trek in the offseason to get more discounted prices. 

Our experienced team is ready to assist you with any information or queries you may have about the itinerary or the overall trek. You can write to us at [email protected]. Likewise, this is our number +977 9843154536 for quick assistance. 

*Note: The cost of the Everest base camp trek is subject to change as per price fluctuation in Lukla flights, hotels, lodges, meals, permit fees, etc. 

What should you pack for Everest Base camp trekking 15 days?

You have to be attentive while packing for the Everest base camp trek. Getting all essentials on time is crucial. You can rent or buy every trekking clothing and gear in Thamel, Kathmandu. So, you do not have to necessarily bring them from your home. Likewise, do not forget to pack small essentials, including sunscreen, lip balm, tissue paper, toilet paper, etc. 

A well-fitted backpack with wide shoulder straps is a must, as you'll wear it for several hours daily. It should distribute weight properly and have a waterproof cover for unpredictable weather. Trekking poles can provide invaluable support on uneven and steep sections. Likewise, get the right sleeping bag that can withstand extremely cold nights. 

A moisture-wicking base layer, a warm mid-layer, and a wind and rain-resistant outer layer are the best ways to dress yourself for the day. Choose breathable underwear made of materials like merino wool, which wicks moisture effectively.

By paying attention to these packing essentials, you'll be well-prepared for the challenges of the Everest Base Camp trek.

So, are you ready to book your next adventure? Join our professional team of native guides and porters to the base of the highest mountain in the world. Challenge your body and mind and lose a few kilograms of your weight by the end of the trek. Intriguing stories, rich Sherpa culture, warm hospitality of the locals, and diverse flora & fauna make this adventurous 15-day trek in Nepal a true lifetime venture. 

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Our team will be at the Tribhuvan International Airport to welcome you. We use a private vehicle to transfer you to the hotel. Your hotel location is Thamel, the bustling tourist area in Kathmandu. There is no activity planned on this day, so as per your arrival time, you'll have a couple of hours free to rest and unwind. Later, we'll discuss the trek and pack our duffel bags. The day ends with a lovely welcome dinner with our core team.

  • Max. Altitude: 1,400 m/4,600 ft
  • Meals: Welcome dinner
  • Accommodation: Hotel

We begin our adventure in Nepal today. Early in the morning, take a short flight to Lukla, enjoying the view of the Himalayan range in the distance. Upon landing in Lukla, we will say hello to our porters and begin walking to Phakding. Phakding is a small village located a couple of hundred meters below Lukla.

The trail from Lukla follows the Dudh Koshi river, crossing numerous suspension bridges and small settlements like Chheplung (2,660 m) and Ghat (2,592 m). The route is covered with lush rhododendron and magnolia trees. Mt. Kongde Ri and Mt. Khumbila is the highlight of this day.

  • Max. Altitude: 2,846 m/9,337 ft
  • Meals: Breakfast, lunch & dinner
  • Accommodation: Lodge
  • Distance: 6.2 km/3.8 miles

Phakding to Namche Bazaar trekking rotue is long. We'll leave Phakding early in the morning and begin trekking through lush rhododendron forests. The trail goes along the Dudh Koshi river and gradually ascends via Toktok (2,760 m) and Bengkar (2,630 m) villages. Crossing many suspension bridges, we reach Monjo (2,835 m) and continue trekking to Larja Dobhan (2,830 m). From here, the trail steeply ascends to Namche Bazaar, the tourist hub of the Khumbu region.

  • Max. Altitude: 3,440 m/11,290 ft
  • Meals: Breakfast, lunch & dinner
  • Accommodation: Lodge
  • Duration: 6 hours
  • Distance: 7.4 km/4.6 miles

We will spend one more day in Namche Bazaar to acclimatize. Hiking to Everest View Hotel via Syangboche Airstrip early in the morning is one of the best activities. You will get to witness mesmerizing views of Mt. Thamserku, Mt. Kongde Ri, Mt. Chamlang, Mt. Ama Dablam, Mt. Lhotse, Mt. Nuptse, and Mt. Everest on this hike.

You can also extend the hike to one of the oldest monasteries in the region, Khumjung monastery. After the hike, return to Namche Bazaar to spend the rest of the day. We will also visit the Sherpa Culture Museum and Everest Photo Gallery later in the day. Namche Bazaar is a very bustling small town. There are many cafes, shops, and restaurants to explore here.

  • Max. Altitude: 3,962 m/13,000 ft
  • Meals: Breakfast, lunch & dinner
  • Accommodation: Lodge
  • Duration: 4-5 hours

Tengboche village houses the biggest monastery in the Khumbu region, Tengboche monastery. The trail from Namche Bazaar follows rugged hillsides and ascends to Kyangjuma (3,550 m). We then descend to Phungi Thanga (3,250 m) and cross a suspension bridge. Further, following an uphill track, we will gradually ascend to Tengboche village, which offers striking views of Mt. Everest and Mt. Ama Dablam.

  • Max. Altitude: 3,860 m/12,660 ft
  • Meals: Breakfast, lunch & dinner
  • Accommodation: Lodge
  • Duration: 5 hours
  • Distance: 9.2 km/5.7 miles

The trail continues through lush forests to Deboche (3,320 m). We will keep descending to Imja Khola and cross it via a suspension bridge. From here, we will trek past Pangboche village, where we can visit the oldest monastery in the region. Further, on the way to Dingboche village, we will cross one more bridge and pass by settlements like Shomare (4,010 m) and Orsho (4,190).

  • Max. Altitude: 4,410 m/14,470 ft
  • Meals: Breakfast, lunch & dinner
  • Accommodation: Lodge
  • Duration: 5 hours
  • Distance: 12 km/7.45 miles

We’ll spend another acclimatization day in Dingboche village. This rest day will allow us to take a break from walking and enjoy the surroundings. In the morning, we will go on a hike to a nearby hill to catch a gorgeous sunrise and views of mountains like Cho Oyu, Island Peak, Ama Dablam, Lhotse, and Everest. Later in the day, we will explore the village and spend time observing locals and their daily lives.

  • Max. Altitude: 5,100 m/16,732 ft
  • Meals: Breakfast, lunch & dinner
  • Accommodation: Lodge
  • Duration: 4-5 hours

The trail from Dingboche onwards involves many steep and rugged sections. We will traverse a glacier field on this day. The trail descends a few hundred meters, and ascends to Dusa (4,503 m). From Dusa, we will trek to Dughla (4,620 m) and continue to Lobuche village along the Khumbu glacier. The mountains are much more towering, and the scenery changes to barren and rocky hills.

  • Max. Altitude: 4,940 m/16,210 ft
  • Meals: Breakfast, lunch & dinner
  • Accommodation: Lodge
  • Distance: 8.5 km/5.2 miles

The trail continues along the Khumbu glacier and steeply ascends to Pyramid (4,970 m), an Italian Research Center. We will then trek via boulder fields to Gorakshep. It is the last settlement area before the Everest base camp. Leaving our heavy luggage in Gorak Shep, we will continue trekking toward the base camp.

The base camp is marked with a big stone and prayer flags. In the peak trekking season, we can see hundreds of tents here. We will explore the base camp and trek back to Gorak Shep to spend the night.

  • Max. Altitude: 5,364 m/17,598 ft
  • Meals: Breakfast, lunch & dinner
  • Accommodation: Lodge
  • Duration: 8 hours
  • Distance: 15 km/9.32 miles

On this day, we will ascend to one last high point of the trek and begin our return journey. Early in the morning, we will hike to Kala Patthar, the highest point of our EBC trek. This is a viewpoint that offers a breathtaking sunrise along with a jaw-dropping mountain panorama. The view of Mount Everest is also phenomenal from here.

After the hike, we will trek back to Gorak Shep and begin descending, following the same trail to Dughla. From here, we take a different route and descend to Pheriche to spend the night. The mountain view is stunning on this day too.

  • Max. Altitude: 5,545 m/18,192 ft
  • Meals: Breakfast, lunch & dinner
  • Accommodation: Lodge
  • Duration: 6 hours
  • Distance: 9.6 km/6 miles

Leaving Pheriche, we descend and cross two suspension bridges on the way. The trail goes past Orsho (4,190 m) and Shomare (4,010 m) villages. From Shomare, two routes lead to Namche Bazaar. We can either trek via Phortse Thanga and Mong to Namche or Tengboche and Phungi Thanga.

  • Max. Altitude: 3,440 m/11,290 ft
  • Meals: Breakfast, lunch & dinner
  • Accommodation: Lodge
  • Duration: 6-7 hours
  • Distance: 17.7 km/10.9 miles

We will leave Namche Bazaar early in the morning. The trail steeply descends and continues through dense forests and small settlements. On the way, there are many suspension bridges and small stupas. Passing by Monjo, we continue the trek to Phakding village.

  • Max. Altitude: 2,610 m/8,563 ft
  • Meals: Breakfast, lunch & dinner
  • Accommodation: Lodge
  • Duration: 6 hours
  • Distance: 7.4 km/4.6 miles

The trail from Phakding to Lukla is short. From Phakding, ascend via lush forests following the Dudh Koshi river. We will trek past small villages, crossing suspension bridges. It is the same trail as before. In the evening, we will celebrate our successful trekking venture.

  • Max. Altitude: 2,846 m/9,337 ft
  • Meals: Breakfast, lunch & dinner
  • Accommodation: Lodge
  • Duration: 4 hours
  • Distance: 6.2 km/3.8 miles

We will fly back to Kathmandu on this day. The flight offers beautiful mountain views. We will transfer you to the hotel upon landing in Kathmandu. Today is your last day in Kathmandu, so unpack and rest and later explore the lively streets of Thamel. You can do window shopping and visit some nearby tourist areas. In the late evening, we will have a farewell dinner together and end our trip.

  • Max. Altitude: 1,400 m/4,600 ft
  • Meals: Breakfast & farewell dinner
  • Accommodation: Hotel
  • Duration: 35 minutes flight

Our team will pick you up from your hotel as per your flight departure time. They will use a private vehicle and drop you at the Tribhuvan International Airport.

    Route Map

    Everest Base Camp Trek - 15 Days map

    Trip Cost Details

    What's Included
    • Airport pick up and drops
    • Accommodation in Kathmandu with breakfast
    • Accommodation during the trek
    • Meal on full board (breakfast, lunch, and dinner) during trekking
    • Experienced government license holder trek guide and porters to carry your luggage
    • Accommodation, food, drinks, salary, insurance, transportation of trek guide and porter
    • All necessary paper works and national park entry permits
    • TIMS Card (Trekker's Information Management System card)
    • Local Entry Fee
    • all additional government tax
    • Domestic flight both ways from Kathmandu/ Lukla/ Kathmandu.
    What's not Included
    • Nepal entry visa fee 
    • International airfare 
    • Personal Travelers insurance
    • All kind of drinks (Alcohol, hot and cold drinks)
    • Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu
    • Internet, hot shower  and other personal expenses (shopping/ laundry)
    • Tips for guide and porters
    • All expenses due to unavoidable events e.g. flight cancellation, personal illness, strike etc.
    Dates & Availability
    Starts:Aug 15, 2024Ends:Aug 29, 2024
    Price fromUS$1300
    Starts:Aug 29, 2024Ends:Sep 12, 2024
    Price fromUS$1300

    Regarding the Lukla flight details which may affect your itinerary. During peak seasons, ( March, April, May, October, and November) the flight to Lukla will be operated from Ramechhap/Manthali Airport due to air traffic expansion In Kathmandu Airport, which is about a 5-hour drive from Kathmandu. Whereas, during non-peak seasons, (January, February, June, July, August, September, and December) the flight is operated from Kathmandu.

    You have the option to book a direct helicopter flight from Kathmandu to Lukla for an extra charge of USD 550 per person. This price is quoted on a 5-people sharing basis. This is the best alternative to avoid the long drive to Manthali airport.

    The Above given cost is per person and the Above-given Everest Base Camp Trek fixed departure dates are available for you. If the given date is not favorable then please contact us and we will happily customize your trip on dates more appropriate for you.

    Useful Information

    Everest base camp trek difficulty

    Everest base camp is a moderate to difficult ranging trek. It is not the toughest trek in Nepal, but also not an easy leisure activity. Most people can do this trek without prior trekking experience, however good health and fitness are required. You need to be serious if you wish to successfully complete this 15 days trek in the remote Himalayas. From preparing your mind and body for the trek to packing wisely, both aspects are important. 

    You will be trekking on rugged and steep terrain. The trail is not flat. You will face constant ascends and descends. Starting the trek following the verdant forest and rough cliffsides, you will come across narrow gorges, moraines, and steep tracks. The most demanding part of the trail is when you hike from Phakding (2,610 m/8,563 ft) to Namche Bazaar (3,440 m/11,290 ft) and Lobuche (4,940 m/16,210 ft) to the Everest base camp (5,364 m/17,598 ft).

    Altitude chart: 

    The Everest base camp trek begins in Kathmandu, Nepal, at 1,400 meters (4,600 ft). From here, you will fly to Lukla (2,846 m/9,337 ft) and descend to Phakding (2,610 m/8,563 ft) to spend the night. The trail then gradually ascends to Everest Base Camp (5,364 m/17,598 ft) and Kala Patthar (5,545 m/18,192 ft). 

    From Kathmandu to Lukla, you will gain 1,464 meters (4,737 ft), and from Lukla to Kala Patthar, you will gain 2,699 meters (8,855 ft). We have two additional acclimatization hikes in our itinerary- Hotel Everest View (3,962 m/13,000 ft) and Nagarjuna Hill (5,100 m/16,732 ft). 

    Trek distance & daily walking hours: 

    The Everest base camp trek distance is 65 kilometers (40 miles) on each side. The total trek distance is 130 kilometers (80.7 miles). You will cover 9 to 11 km (5.5 to 6.8 miles) each day.

    Tips for beginner trekkers: 

    We understand the excitement that comes with the EBC trek, but it is important to maintain your pace while trekking. Likewise, the Everest region is a remote area, so the modern infrastructure is very limited on the trail. Watch videos on this trek on Youtube to get more confident with the trail.

    Emergency response: 

    Our emergency response is very systematic. If you feel unwell or get an injury during the trek, our trained guide will assess the situation and give you first aid. In case you need more medical attention, we will transfer you to a hospital in Kathmandu using a helicopter evacuation.

    Is travel insurance necessary for Everest base camp trekking 15 days?

    Yes, travel insurance is necessary for any kind of trekking in the Everest region. You have to get travel insurance that covers emergency air evacuation and medical bills to join us on our 15 days Everest base camp trekking. We ask our guests to get travel insurance for safety reasons in case of unseen circumstances. Without travel insurance, it is hard to provide on-time air evacuation or medical assistance.

    Best time to trek to Everest Base Camp

    You can trek to Everest base camp pretty much any time of the year if you are well prepared as per the weather conditions. However, spring (March to May) and autumn (September to November) have better weather conditions than summer/monsoon (June to August) and winter (December to February). To enjoy the best views and fantastic trekking experience, stable weather & moderate climate is needed. And spring and autumn have it. 

    The Lukla flight delays are less, and the surrounding area thrives with seasonal vegetation and flowers. The trail condition is also great, with no precipitation. The average day temperature goes from 5°C to 12°C, and the night temperature goes up to 0°C at the upper part of the trail. 

    Everest base camp trek in winter (December to February) and summer/monsoon (June to August)

    Trekking Everest base camp in winter is like a magical journey. The heavy snowfall makes the entire region exceptionally beautiful. And on the days when the weather is clear, you will get to witness jaw-dropping mountain views. However, the unpredictable weather makes traveling a bit hectic to/from the starting point of the trail. You will get the best weather conditions at the start and end of the winter season to trek, so consider early December or late February. 

    Summer/monsoon make trekking difficult because of high humidity and slippery trails. The lower part of the Everest base camp trail is all muddy and full of bugs. The weather fluctuates insanely. Likewise, there is a high chance of Lukla flight delays and cancellations. On a good note, the trail is packed with lush vegetation and flowers. And the scenery is heavenly on clear days. 


    During the Everest base camp trek, trekkers spend the nights in basic lodges along the trail. The lodges are operated by the natives. It offers a comfortable and safe space to spend the night. Single and twin rooms both are available. Washrooms can be private or shared. In Lukla, Phakding, and Namche Bazaar, you will have the best accommodation facility. 

    *Note: Our Everest base camp trek cost does not cover any additional service you use in the lodges, like charging, hot showers, WiFi, etc. Because of limited resources, the lodges charge a few extra bucks for each of these services that you have to pay by yourself. 

    • Single rooms: Our Everest base camp trek package generally includes shared rooms. Single rooms are available, but only on prior notice and may cost a few extra bucks. 
    • Luxury lodge upgrade: There are luxury lodges available in many places along the trekking route. If you wish to enjoy modern comfort and a spacious room, you can upgrade to a luxury lodge. Our luxury EBC trek is quite famous for all the convenience it includes.
    • Charging: You can charge your device by paying USD 2 to USD 3. It is a common rate. For backup, carry a power bank or spare batteries. A solar charger is also a great option.
    • Hot shower: Most of the villagers rely on wood, so a hot shower usually costs some extra money. You can expect to pay up to USD 5 for this service.
    • WiFi/Communication: Lodges offer paid WiFi service to trekkers. Above Tengboche village, the service may get scarce. The best way to stay connected during the EBC trek is by using a Nepali tourist sim. The lodge may charge you USD 2 to USD 5 for a whole day. 
    • Toilet paper and other toiletries: Make sure to pack ample toiletries to last till your trip, and do not completely rely on the lodges. Carry essentials like wipes, toilet paper, paper soap, toothpaste & toothbrush, sunscreens, etc. 


    Our Everest base camp trek package includes breakfast, lunch, and dinner throughout the journey. The meals will be delicious and fresh. The menu ranges from the staple Nepali dish dal bhat to the famous momo, thukpa, noodles, thenduk, etc. Other than these, you will get roti, curries, stir-fried veggies, porridge, mashed potatoes, sandwiches, pasta, burgers, pizza, eggs, toast, muesli, oats, etc. Similarly, a wide range of tea and coffee is also available. 

    • Vegetarian & vegan diets: We accommodate vegetarians with a diverse array of options. In fact, we encourage our guests to opt for vegetarian meals, as it ensures freshness, given the limited availability of fresh meat in the region. 
    • Drinking water: Staying hydrated is of utmost importance during the trek, and you can conveniently refill your water bottle with boiled drinking water at the lodges. To ensure double safety, we recommend using water purification tablets as well. Please refrain from drinking water directly from taps or streams to avoid any health risks.
    • Tea Shops: Along the trail, you will encounter tea shops, offering a variety of snacks, beverages, and other items. To cover personal expenses during the trek, we advise you to carry ample Nepali cash, keeping in mind that prices at these tea shops are generally higher than in urban areas. 
    • Alcoholic beverages: Consuming alcohol or smoking at higher elevations can lead to dehydration and increase the risk of altitude sickness. However, once you begin your descent and return to places like Namche Bazaar and Lukla, you can indulge in alcoholic drinks if you wish to celebrate your successful trek.

    Everest Base Camp Trek - 15 Days FAQs

    • The Everest base camp trek cost starts around USD 999 to USD 1,200 and goes up to USD 3.500 to USD 4,500, depending upon the services included in the package. Trekking in a group lowers the per-head cost and lets you enjoy special discounts. 

    • In rupees, the Everest base camp trek costs start around Rs. 70,000 per person. In a group of 2 to 4 people, you can do this trek for around USD 63,300 per person. This is the starting amount for the basic EBC trek. The cost may vary.

    • Trekking alone increases the cost of everything. On a daily basis, you will need USD 30 to USD 45. This amount will cover your accommodation and three meals a day with snacks and beverages. Likewise, with leftover money, you can use additional services in the lodge like charging, wifi, hot shower, etc. If you are trekking with a local travel company like us, you can budget USD 15 for each day to use extra services in the lodge and buy snacks and drinks out of offered meals.

    • Yes, a beginner can trek the Everest base camp. It is not the toughest trek in the Himalayas of Nepal but demands good health and fitness. You have to prepare yourself mentally and physically for the trek and all the hurdles it includes. 

    • No, you cannot hike to Everest base camp for free. You will need money to fly to Lukla, get permits, buy accommodation & services, etc.

    • The Everest base camp trek is hard but not the hardest. This trek is well known as a beginner-friendly trekking route for travelers who aim high. Anyone wanting to do this trek should understand that the daily trekking hours are approximately 6, and each day the trail gets steeper & the altitude increases, adding up to the overall difficulty of the trek.

    • Yes, the Everest base camp hike is safe because we will arrange all the accommodations and transportation for you. Our professional guide will help you navigate the trail and interact with the locals. Likewise, he will be there to assist you with any difficulty. The trekking route is well-established and sees hundreds of trekkers in the peak seasons. 

    • There is no age limit for Everest base camp trekking. From 8 years old to 70 years old, can join this trek with us if they are in good physical condition.

    • Yes, the Everest base camp trek is worth it. How can a trip to the base of the highest mountain in the world ever be not worth it? On top of that, the journey lets you enjoy the hospitality of the local communities, diverse flora and fauna, intriguing stories, and jaw-dropping mountain panorama. The Everest base camp trek is called the journey of a lifetime for a reason!

    • Technically, no, you cannot sleep at Everest base camp because there is no lodge or tea house. However, we may arrange a tent for you at an additional cost. 

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