Everest Base Camp Trek

Duration: 15 Days Trip Difficulty: Easy

  • Trip Duration 15 Days

  • Destination Nepal

  • Group Size 1-12 People

  • Accomodation Hotel & Tea House

  • Altitude5545m (Kalapathar)

Highlights of Everest Base Camp Trek

  • Marvellous view of Mt. Everest and stand at the base of world’s highest mountain Mt. Everest
  • Panoramic view of Everest with the heart stealing sunrise view over the Mt. Everest and over the Himalayas of Everest region from Kalapathar
  • Immerse into the beautiful view of Khumbu Glacier and Khumbu frozen water fall
  • Be close with the nature and flora and fauna in the Sagarmatha National park
  • Experience the culture, tradition, life style and settlement of local Sherpa people in Namche bazar
  • Immerse in the tradition and culture of Buddhist people in Tongboche Monastery
  • Take adventurous flight from Kathmandu to Lukla with picturesque view of mountains and Himalayas
  • Visit Kathmandu valley the UNESCO World Heritage site including Syambhunath temple, Pashupatinath temple, Bouddha etc.

Overview of Everest Base Camp Trek

Everest Base Camp Trek is the dream of every mountaineer to be there once in their lifetime to assimilate with the glory of the world’s highest peak “Mt. Everest (8,848m)”. The other gorgeous Himalayas on the route and at the destination are nothing but the added bonus that is beyond of your imagination and the research you made before your trip because there is no such word to exactly express those spell bounding and magical moments that you experience throughout your trip and make you feel proud of being among the one lively there to witness it by yourself.

The 15 days Everest Base Camp Trek is a highly sought-after destination for adventure enthusiasts. It offers a breath taking and picturesque landscape, encompassed by towering mountains. The Everest base camp serves as the starting point for the world’s highest peak, Mt. Everest, also known as Sagarmatha, which stands at an impressive altitude of 8848.83 meters above sea level. Apart from its astounding height, Mt. Everest is renowned for its natural beauty, with snow-capped mountains and stunning Himalayan vistas

After the triumph over the Mt. Everest by Sir Edmund Hilary and Tenzing Norgy Sherpa in 29th May 1953; rest of the world followed their footprints and from the early 90’s it has been the most fascinating and travelled route. Besides the sightseeing of Kathmandu valley with the seven UNESCO Heritage monuments.

The Everest Base Camp trek starts with a thrilling flight from Kathmandu to Lukla, providing panoramic views of the Everest region’s green hills and snow-capped mountains. Before embarking on the trek, visitors get to explore UNESCO World Heritage sites in Kathmandu, such as Pashupatinath Temple, Swayambhunath, Bouddhanath, and Kathmandu Durbar Square. The trek itself takes one through the rugged terrain of the mountains, immersing visitors in the breathtaking natural beauty of Sagarmatha National Park.

The region’s topography is incredibly diverse, and the flora and fauna vary according to altitude. Sagarmatha National Park is also a UNESCO-listed heritage site, and it is home to rare animals and plants such as Red Pandas, Snow Leopards, Musk Deer, Himalayan Thar, Marten, Himalayan Mouse Hare, and over 118 bird species, including Impeyan Pheasant, Snow Cock, Blood Pheasant, and Red-billed Chough. The park boasts of various plant species like pine, hemlock, white fir, juniper, birch, and rhododendron.

Everest Base Camp trek is also famous for the Lukla airport and the unique culture and tradition of the Sherpa people of Namche Bazaar, who are renowned for their mountaineering skills. The Sherpa’s have their unique traditional dress, culture and tradition. The house of Sherpa’s built in the traditional architect is also very famous. Namche Bazaar serves as the gateway to the Everest region.

A visit to the Tengboche Monastery is a highlight of the trek. This Buddhist monastery, one of the largest of the Sherpa community of Khumbu, is surrounded by ancient stone structures, making it one of the oldest monasteries in Nepal. The Buddhist culture and the tradition of this Sherpa people is also very famous and more unique.

One of the most breath taking experiences of the trek is the 360-degree view of Everest and the sunrise/sunset over the Himalayas from Kalapatthar. This Everest viewpoint offers a panoramic vista of the surrounding mountains, which is truly awe-inspiring and a favorite of visitors.

The Khumbu glacier and the ice fall (frozen water fall) of Khumbu are also popular tourist attractions along the Everest Base Camp trek. The view of Mt. Everest from its base is awe-inspiring and provides a sense of peace and tranquility.

The Hotel Everest View is also very famous in this area which holds the Gunnies World Record as it is the hotel located at the highest altitude i.e. 13000 foot or 3962.4 meter. Everest View Hotel is famous for the beautiful view of mountains, landscape, green and red forest of pine and rhododendron forest. So, everyone who trek in Everest dream to have breakfast in his hotel.

Apart from the marvelous and splendid panoramic landscape views, you can sneak a look on the centuries old Sherpa cultures that you frequently encounter during trails. This is their heartland and their influences can be realized all the way from their distinctive houses, villages, dresses to the high land Sherpa monasteries that will make you feel divinely delighted as the colorful flags welcome you flapping with the cool air.

Sherpa are known as born to climb Snow Mountains and being influenced with the foreigners, Sherpa are still deliberately maintaining their values, beliefs and the traditional aspects of their lifestyle. The Tengboche Monastery, the sacred Mani walls, alpine forests, fast flowing Himalayan Rivers resulting deep gorges, everlasting snow mountains, tea houses, the combination of thrill and adventure, the roughness in nature, warm hospitality among the others make you sense walking in The Everest Base Camp is really a pleasure.

Graceful Adventure Pvt. Ltd. is a renowned adventure travel company based in Kathmandu and Pokhara, Nepal. Our dedication to providing exceptional experiences has earned us the admiration of our clients, and we strive to exceed our guests’ expectations. We cordially invite you to join us on our expeditions to explore the magnificence of the Himalayas.

Trekking route to Everest Base Camp

The Everest Base Camp trek begins from Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu. The arrival day will serve as a rest day. The journey starts with a sightseeing tour of the UNESCO World Heritage sites in the Kathmandu Valley, which includes Pashupatinath Temple, Swayambhunath, and Boudhanath.

The next destination after Kathmandu is Lukla, which is accessible via a thrilling and adventurous flight over the green hills with picturesque mountain views. Lukla serves as the gateway to the Everest region. After arriving in Lukla, the main trek begins with a same-day trek to Phakding. The trek is about 9.5 km long and can take 5 to 6 hours, with almost constant ascent throughout the day, covering an elevation of 850m. The trek ends at Namche Bazaar.

The trek from Namche Bazaar to Tengboche takes 5 to 6 hours and covers a distance of about 9 km. The trek involves ascending initially and then descending down to the Tengboche village. The route offers a beautiful view of the Himalayas in the Everest region. The trek from Tengboche to Dingboche is quite challenging compared to other days due to higher elevation and a longer trekking distance of 10 km.

The next day’s trek starts from Dingboche, with the trail to Lobuche involving ascending and descending. Although the trek is shorter, it offers views of the Khumbu Glacier along the way. The following day, the trek continues to the Everest Base Camp. The trail is rough, stony, and snowy with ascents and descents throughout the day, ending at the Everest Base Camp.

After experiencing the breathtaking and thrilling views of the Everest Base Camp, we will trek back to Kalapatthar, where we will be treated to a 360-degree view of the Himalayas in the Everest region and an amazing sunrise above the mountains. We will then trek back to Pheriche. The descent is narrow and offers beautiful views of the snow-covered mountains. After reaching Pheriche, we will descend back to Namche Bazaar, and then back to Lukla, where we will fly back to Kathmandu. The trek concludes upon reaching Kathmandu.

Best time For Everest Base Camp Trek 

The optimal time to trek in Nepal depends on various factors such as temperature, climate, weather, etc. Although trekking destinations in Nepal can be accessed throughout the year, some areas may be affected. Therefore, the best time to trek in Nepal depends on personal preferences and the chosen destination.

For the Everest base camp trek, ideal time is during the spring season.  This season is lasts from early March to late May. The likelihood of heavy snowfall is minimal during this season, and rainfall is rare, resulting in clear and stunning views of the snow-capped mountains. The temperature ranges from 10°C to 20°C, making it ideal for trekking. Additionally, the forests of Rhododendron are in bloom, painting the green forests red and adding to the colorful environment. Moreover, snowmelt has begun due to the rising temperature.

Another excellent time to trek to Everest base camp is during the autumn season, with temperatures ranging from 12°C to 16°C, making it the best temperature range for trekking at higher altitudes. During this time, many festivals occur in Nepal, allowing trekkers to witness Nepalese traditions and culture. This season occurs after the monsoon and before winter, when the environment is green and breathtaking.

The summer season, on the other hand, sees fewer trekkers on the Everest base camp trail. Monsoon season begins in Nepal during the summer, resulting in nearly daily rainfall, which may disrupt the trek. The trail becomes more slippery due to rainfall, and river currents become faster with rising water levels. There may also be landslides in higher altitude regions of Nepal during this season, making the narrow and slippery trail unfavorable for trekking. Despite these challenges, nature lovers still enjoy the green, clean, and fresh environment. They can witness the traditional way of rice planting in Nepal and explore the beautiful natural springs and waterfalls in the area.

Finally, winter is a season of heavy snowfall in Nepal, particularly at higher altitudes. The temperature in Everest base camp during winter drops below zero, and heavy snowfall may disrupt the trek by blocking the trail. However, trekking in lower altitude regions is still possible during this time, and those who love the snow may appreciate this season.

Typical day in Everest Base camp Trek 

Our trekking itinerary begins with a delicious breakfast served promptly at 7 to 7:30 am, providing our guests with the necessary energy to embark on the next part of their journey. Our experienced team will commence trekking at 8 am, and after four hours of trekking, we will reach our next destination, taking ample breaks to admire the stunning scenery of mountains, forests, rivers, waterfalls, and more, making you forget all the fatigue.

To ensure our guests comfort and prevent any physical strain, we have designated enough rest time during the daily trek of 6 to 7 hours. At noon, we will take a break for a well-deserved lunch, allowing our guests to recharge themselves and relish the surrounding natural beauty. In the evening, our guests will be treated to a delectable dinner between 6 to 7 pm, consisting of both local and international cuisine. Our skilled chefs will utilize fresh, locally-sourced ingredients to create an unforgettable dining experience. Our commitment to exceptional hospitality and attention to detail will make our guests trekking experience both pleasant and unforgettable.

During the trek we will have the trek with the beautiful and stunning view of nature, snow covered mountain, different flora and fauna which varies with the variation of geographical structure. We will also get introduced with the local tradition and culture during the trek.

Physical Requirements for Everest base camp trek

The physical requirement for The Everest Base Camp Trek doesn’t demand extra physical fitness but you should not be suffering from the knee and ankle problem and heart and lung diseases. A 4-6 hours walk in a day with small backpack having enough breaks in between is quite enough. Yes, it is better for yourself to prepare for the trek with simple preparation 1-2 months before the trek date. These could include, daily walking, go for a hike, a long walk once in a week, doing yoga related to breathing etc.

Acclimatization on Everest Base Camp Trek

When individuals immigrate to a foreign country with dissimilar climates or cultural norms, they may require an adjustment period to acclimate to their new environment and feel comfortable in their surroundings. Nepal, in particular, is a highly sought-after destination for trekking and touring. However, the country’s environment can be vastly different from other locations on Earth. Travellers hailing from lower altitudes may encounter obstacles when embarking on the Everest Base Camp Trek, which culminates at a towering altitude of 5643 meters at Kalapathar Viewpoint and 5365m at Everest base camp. Although the view from beyond the tree line is awe-inspiring, altitude sickness is a frequent ailment that can affect those who ascend too rapidly without sufficient acclimatization.

Everest Base camp trek starts from an elevation of 2800 meters at Lukla. The risk of altitude sickness mainly starts above 3000 meters. Our Everest Base Camp trek is done almost entirely above an altitude of 3000m from sea level, where the air density may be low, and some symptoms of altitude sickness can occur. Altitude sickness can affect anyone, even those with proper physical fitness, who are ascending without proper acclimatization. To ensure proper adjustment to the environment, we spend a full day and two nights in Namche Bazaar.

You can visit the beautiful and colorful Namche Bazaar, surrounded by snow-covered mountains. We will utilize the day to visit nearby Sherpa villages and learn about the culture and traditions of Sherpa people. If you are lucky, you may get the chance to see some cultural programs. You can even wear Sherpa local dress and take photos, although there may be some charges according to local customs.

Fortunately, our highly experienced team is well-equipped to assist trekkers in combating altitude sickness. We strongly advise our guests to consume an abundance of fluids, including water, hot soup, and tea, to help prevent altitude sickness. Furthermore, we employ a gradual approach to ascending to higher elevations, affording the trekker’s body sufficient time to adjust to the changing environment. To allow the body to acclimatize, it is essential to rest frequently and avoid overexertion during hikes or climbs. Even physically fit individuals may be susceptible to altitude sickness, which is why we ascend slowly, typically 300 to 1000 meters per day, to ensure proper rest.

At our company, we prioritize providing the best service while taking care of our guests. In the event that a trekker is unable to fend off altitude sickness, we will take them back. Our company’s utmost concern is the well-being of our guests, and we guarantee that our seasoned team will do everything possible to ensure a safe and unforgettable experience for everyone involved.

Everest Base Camp Trek Difficulties 

Everest Base Camp Trek is considered as the moderate to challenging trek. The main factor that affect the trek difficulties is your physical fitness level. If you are physically fit then the trek will be moderate and can be challenging if you have the fitness level below average. There are other factor that makes the trek difficult such as geographical structure, altitude, temperature, weather etc.

The geographical structure of Nepal is unevenly distributed. The altitude also varies from 60m to 8849 meter from the sea level. The trekking distance of Everest Base Camp Trek is 130 km and the highest altitude is 5643 meter from the sea level. Because of the altitude the trial is also varies. The trial is somewhere narrow, up and down stepped, snow covered, bumpy and stony path. This shift the trek difficulty level from the moderate to challenging level in this region. According to the altitude, this region is risk of altitude sickness and one should overcome altitude sickness.

To ensure a safe and comfortable experience, we provide experienced and qualified guides and porters who are fluent in English and conduct themselves politely. Our team is well-equipped to handle any challenges that may arise during the trek and will arrange all necessary services and facilities.

Moreover, our guides and porters will provide valuable information about the area’s flora, fauna, mountains, jungles, rivers, and local communities’ traditions and cultures. This enriches the trekking experience with cultural insights. However, due to the trek’s moderate to challenging difficulty level, we recommend that infants, children, elderly people, pregnant women, regular medicine users, or those with below-average physical fitness avoid this trek.

Guide and Porter Service for Everest Base Camp Trek 

The Everest Base Camp Trek is a perfect opportunity to immerse yourself in nature and disconnect from the stresses of daily life. Whether you’re traveling with colleagues, friends, family, or as a female trekker, this trek is an excellent option for those who are moderately fit. While it’s possible to trek independently, foreign visitors are required to have a guide and porter due to local regulations.

Our company provides highly qualified and experienced guides and porters who are fluent in English and renowned for their kindness and professionalism. We’re committed to introducing you to the rich culture and traditions of Nepal, and we can arrange for a translator if needed to ensure clear communication.

Our 15  day trekking package is perfect for group trekking. Since each porter can only carry up to 20 to 25kg, it’s essential to pack efficiently. We offer porters to assist with carrying warm clothing and personal belongings, and the number of guides and porters we provide depends on the size of the group. We take great care to ensure that you have the necessary support to make your trek both enjoyable and safe.

Number of Traveler Guide Porter
1- 2 trekkers 1 1
3 – 5 trekkers 1 2
6 -7 trekkers 1 guide 1 assistant guide 3
8-9 trekkers 1 guide 1 assistant guide 4
10-12 trekkers 1 guide, 2 assistant guides 5

Note: more then 12 Pax we will conversation with the guest or agency then conformed it number of guide and porter. 

To summarize, Everest Base Camp Trek is an ideal way to experience the natural beauty of the Himalayas and the cultural richness of Nepal. Our friendly and experienced team will ensure that you have an unforgettable adventure.

Food and accommodation on Everest Base Camp Trek 

It is with great pleasure that we welcome you to the beautiful country of Nepal, known for its rich cultural heritage, stunning natural landscapes, and warm hospitality. As part of our commitment to providing you with a top-notch experience, we have arranged for your accommodation in a standard 3-star hotel in the bustling city of Kathmandu.

Over the course of your journey with us, we will take you through two major cities and several picturesque villages, each with its unique charm and character. In the cities, we have arranged for 3-star hotels that offer all the modern amenities and comforts you would expect. In the villages, we will provide accommodations such as teahouses, homestays, or lodges that come equipped with essential facilities, ensuring that you have a comfortable and authentic experience of rural life in Nepal.

We take great care to ensure that all your dietary needs are met during your trip. Our meals are prepared with the utmost care and attention to detail, using locally sourced ingredients and traditional Nepali recipes. You will have the opportunity to taste some of the most delicious and healthy dishes, including the famous Dal, Bhat, and Tarkari, as well as Indian and Tibetan cuisine. We are mindful of any dietary restrictions you may have and will work to accommodate them to the best of our abilities.

One of the highlights of your Everest Base Camp Trek will be the time spent in the charming village of Nepal, where you will get to experience the local food, drinks, and hospitality of the Sherpa communities. You will also have the chance to witness local songs and traditional dances, performed by the hospitable locals.

As a special treat, we will provide a farewell dinner upon the completion of your trek that includes some normal continental foods. We believe that this will be the perfect way to cap off your journey and create memories that will last a lifetime.

Your safety and comfort are our top priorities, and we have taken every precaution to ensure that you have a safe and enjoyable trip. Our team of experienced guides and porters will be with you every step of the way, providing support and assistance as needed. We are honored to have you as our guest, and we look forward to providing you with an unforgettable journey that blends cultural immersion with adventure.

Drinking water Service on Everest Base Camp Trek 

The Everest Base Camp trek is a breath-taking journey that takes you through a variety of landscapes, including terrace farming, forests, and base camps. It is important to note that in order to preserve the local flora and fauna, the use of plastic materials, including plastic water bottles, is strictly prohibited.

Visitors are encouraged to bring their own reusable water bottles, filled with water, to ensure that they have access to safe and clean drinking water throughout the trek. To guarantee the safety and hygiene of our guests, we strongly advise against drinking water directly from taps or streams. When your water bottle runs out, you can refill it at any of the available teahouses or lodges along the route.

However, please be aware that due to the high volume of visitors on the Everest Base Camp Trek, it may be necessary to purchase properly filtered and boiled water. We understand the importance of staying hydrated on this trek, but we ask that all visitors respect the environmental regulations in place to protect the local ecosystem. By bringing your own reusable water bottle and properly disposing of any waste, you can help us preserve the beauty of the Everest region for generations to come.

Travel insurance information while to a Everest Base Camp Trek 

When embarking on a trek such as Everest Base Camp Trek, it is crucial to obtain travel insurance to minimize the risk of mishaps or to reduce their impact. Therefore, we strongly recommend that all trekkers obtain travel insurance before commencing their journey.

The insurance must cover essential medical check-ups, helicopter rescue in case of any medical emergencies or calamities during the trek, and other necessary expenses. We consider travel insurance as a compulsory requirement and recommend that trekkers present their insurance certificate to Graceful Adventure before starting the trek.

Please note that Graceful Adventure does not sell insurance policies, and it is the responsibility of the trekkers to obtain their insurance certificates from certified insurance companies. To assist trekkers from different regions, we recommend the following insurance companies:

For travelers from the USA and Canada:  Online Global Health Insurance, Travelex, Insure My Trip.com (Online Insurance Aggregator), Mondial Assistance, Access America, HCC Medical Insurance Services, Good Neighbor Insurance (International Health), International Health, Insuremytrip dot com, MultiNational Underwriters, TIC Travel Insurance Coordinators Ltd, Travel Assist, and TraveLite.

For travelers from England: Specialty Group (UK) Limited, FirstAssist Services Limited, Harrison Beaumont, and Buy cheap travel insurance.

For travelers from Europe and Slovenia: Assistance CORIS.

For travelers from Australia and New Zealand: Cover More Travel Insurance And CGU Insurance Limited.

For travelers from South Africa: Travel insurance Consultants Pty. Ltd.

Please note that these companies were recommended by previous travelers and are for recommendation purposes only. We encourage trekkers to conduct their own research and choose an insurance company that meets their specific needs.

In summary, obtaining travel insurance is crucial for treks such as Gokyo Lake Trek. It is a standard practice that helps to minimize the risk of mishaps and ensure that trekkers receive timely medical assistance if required.

Trekking permit of Everest Base Camp Trek 

In Nepal, trekking is a popular activity that is permitted throughout the country for individuals or groups. However, certain areas, such as conservation areas, wildlife reserves, and the Himalayas, are restricted, and trekkers must obtain permits issued by the Nepalese government and tourism board. It’s important to note that permits can only be obtained through government but not through any trekking agencies and not by individuals directly.

For those planning to trek to Everest Base Camp, obtaining a Trekkers Information Management System (TIMS) card is mandatory. The Nepal Tourism Board in Kathmandu issues TIMS cards, which typically take 20-30 minutes to obtain. The process involves filling out a form and paying a fee of 30 USD.

Additionally, the trek will be through two different rural municipality. They are Khumbu Rural municipality and pashanglamu Municipality. To trek in this area one should take Khumbu rural municipality entry permit and Khumbu Passang lamu municipality entry permit which may cost 3000 NRP and 2000NRP respectively. A photograph is required for the application.

During the trek we also have to enter to Sagarmatha National park. So, one should need the entry permit and local entry permit should also be taken from tourism board Nepal, which may cost 3000NRP according to the local rules.

To summarize, TIMS card, Sagarmatha National park entry permit, local area entry permit are necessary for trekking in Everest Base Camp. It’s crucial to keep in mind that the TIMS card can only be obtained from the Nepal Tourism Board in Kathmandu, while the permit can be obtained from Nepal Tourism Board. By obtaining these permits, trekkers can ensure a safe and enjoyable experience while also supporting the conservation efforts in the region.

Electricity and communication of Everest Base Camp Trek 

Electricity and internet access will be available 24/7 in urban areas. However, during treks, there may be instances of power outages in some village areas. Even in tea houses or lodges where you choose to stay, there may be additional charges for utilizing electricity or internet services due to the busy route or rural location. Please note that during the trek, access to electricity or internet will not be available. Therefore, it is advised to charge your electronic devices in the tea houses or lodges where you will be lodging.

ATM and Currency Exchange Service on Everest Base Camp Trek

Nepal’s bustling urban hubs, namely Kathmandu and Pokhara, offer a plethora of convenient ATM and money exchange services that facilitate the acquisition of Nepalese currency for travelers. However, such amenities may not be readily available in rural areas, where only Nepalese currency is accepted, and modern banking infrastructure may be scarce.

To circumvent any potential inconveniences, it is strongly advised that travellers plan in advance and exchange foreign currency for Nepalese currency before embarking on a trek. This will ensure that adequate local currency is readily available to purchase essentials such as food, water, and other necessary supplies during the trek. Seeking guidance from local currency exchange services in Kathmandu can also help expedite the process and minimize any undue stress.

About The company to operate Everest Base camp Trek 

Graceful Adventure Travels Pvt. Ltd. is a highly reputable and renowned adventure travel company, registered and based in the beautiful country, Nepal. We specialize in offering exceptional trekking packages to guests from all over the world, who seek to explore the awe-inspiring Himalayas. At Graceful Adventure Travels, we are committed to excellence in all aspects of our work.

Our primary goal is to ensure that our guests have a safe and unforgettable adventure, which is why we have earned a reputation for providing an exceptional level of service. Our team is composed of experienced and hardworking guides, assistant guides, and porters who are passionate about ensuring that our guests have an enjoyable and unforgettable experience.

We take pride in offering a range of services and facilities that are designed to enhance the overall trekking experience, making it both fun and adventurous. We are dedicated to meeting the needs and expectations of our valued guests, and we go above and beyond to ensure that their journey is a success. From the moment they arrive in Nepal until the end of their trek, we spare no effort in providing personalized attention, exceptional service, and genuine care.

At Graceful Adventure Travels, we are committed to upholding the highest standards in the adventure travel industry. Our mission is to provide a safe, enjoyable, and unforgettable experience that creates memories that last a lifetime.

Tipping System of Everest Base Camp Trek 

Tipping is a customary way of expressing gratitude for services rendered in Nepal. It is a discretionary practice, and trekkers may choose to tip individuals at their discretion based on their personal satisfaction with the services provided.

Tipping is typically offered on the final day of the trek, although trekkers may choose to tip hotel staff, lodge employees, or other individuals at any time during their trip. When deciding on the amount to tip, it is essential to consider the quality of the service provided, the duration of the service, and the level of personal satisfaction. While tipping is a common practice in Nepal, it is not obligatory, and trekkers should not feel pressured to tip if they are not satisfied with the services received. Additionally, if a trekker is unable to tip due to financial constraints, it is important to express gratitude verbally by saying Dhanyabad or Thank you.

Outline Itinerary of Everest Base Camp Trek

Day 1: Arrival at Kathmandu Airport (Altitude: 1380m)
Day 2: Kathmandu Valley Sightseeing (Altitude: 1380m)
Day 3: Fly to Lukla and a Short Trek to Phakding (Altitude: 2640m)
Day 4: Phakding to Namche Bazaar (Altitude: 3440m)
Day 5: Acclimatization in Namche Bazaar (Altitude: 3440m)
Day 6: Namche Bazaar to Tengboche (Altitude: 3860m)
Day 7: Trek from Tongbuche to Dingboche (Altitude: 4410m)
Day 8: Acclimatization in Dingboche (Altitude: 4410m)
Day 9: Trek from Dingboche to Lobuche (Altitude: 4940m)
Day 10: Trek to Gorak Shep and the Everest Base Camp (Altitude: 5164m, 5545m)
Day 11: Trek to Kala Patthar & Back to Pheriche (Altitude: 5643m, 4371m)
Day 12: Trek from Pheriche to Namche Bazaar (Altitude: 3440m)
Day 13: Trek from Namche Bazaar to Lukla (Altitude: 2,860m)
Day 14: Fly to Kathmandu from Lukla
Day 15: Final Departure


Booking process of Everest Base Camp Trek

1.     Package Selection: Start by visiting our company’s website www.gracefuladventure.com and select Everest Base Camp Trek package. You’ll find all the details, including the itinerary, inclusions, exclusions, and prices. If you have any questions, feel free to contact our customer support team, who will be happy to assist you.

2.     Personal and Group Information: Once you have decided to book the package, fill out the booking form on our website with the necessary personal and group information. Please ensure that all details are accurate, as any mistakes or omissions may lead to issues during the trek.

3.     Confirmation: Once you submit the booking form, our company representative will review your information and contact you within 24 hours to confirm your booking. We will send you our standard agreement, which outlines the terms and conditions of the booking. Please read the agreement carefully and ask us if you have any questions.

4.     Advance Payment: To confirm your booking, we require a 20% advance payment of the total cost of the package. You can make the payment through our secure online payment gateway, which accepts all major credit and debit cards. Alternatively, we can send you a payment link or provide you with our bank details for a direct bank transfer.

5.     Booking Confirmation: Once we receive your advance payment and signed agreement, we will confirm your booking and send you a receipt of payment. We will also provide you with a detailed itinerary, packing list, and other essential information to prepare you for the trek.

6.     Pre-Trek Briefing: Before the trek starts, we will conduct a pre-trek briefing, either in person or online, to go over the itinerary, safety protocols, and other relevant information. This briefing is essential to ensure that you have a safe and enjoyable trekking experience.

We hope that this updated booking process meets your requirements and makes it easier for your customers to book our Everest Base Camp Trek package. If you have any further questions or suggestions, please let us know, and we’ll be happy to help.

FAQs - Everest Base Camp Trek

The best time for the Everest Base Camp trek is during the pre-monsoon (spring) and post-monsoon (autumn/fall) seasons. The months of April to June and September to November are generally considered ideal, as the weather is relatively stable, with clear skies and moderate temperatures. However, it’s essential to check the weather conditions and consider personal preferences before planning the trek.

The cost of Everest Trekking can vary depending on several factors, including the route chosen, the duration of the trek, the level of services and amenities desired, the trekking season, and the trekking company or guide selected.

The duration of the Everest Base Camp trek can vary depending on the itinerary and individual preferences. On average, the trek takes about 12 to 16 days to complete. This includes acclimatization days to adjust to the high altitude.

Everest Base Camp is considered as the moderate to challenging level trek. Because of the higher altitude and altitude variation, bumpy and stony trial, narrow, snow covered trial etc. shift the trek from moderate to challenging. Trekker’s physical fitness also determine the difficulty level of the trek.

Yes, Everest Base Camp Trek is one of the safe trek in Nepal. The trek is quite safer with Graceful Adventure Travel Pvt. Ltd. Our experience team also makes the trek easy and more memorable

The altitude of Everest Base Camp is 5365 meter from the sea-level.

The total trekking distance of Everest Base Camp trek is 130km.

Everest Base Camp Trek is a rural area situated in Nepal where electricity is available, albeit not consistently. During certain periods, such as trials, electricity may not be available, but it is available in tea houses and homestays. In this region, electricity is generated using solar power or mini hydropower. Therefore, there may be a cost associated with the use of electricity.

During the trek, according to our guest preference we provide you luxury accommodation. We provide 3 star to 5 star hotel in urban areas of Nepal such as Kathmandu, Pokhara etc.  In the village or rural area of Nepal, there is not any star hotel available. Even though we will provide you the tea house or home stays where all the needs and requirement will be fulfilled and trekkers gets proper accommodation during the trek.

During the trek, we will provide a variety of food options, including Nepal’s typical dishes such as Dal, Bhat, and Tarkari. Additionally, we offer Indian and Tibetan cuisine. The food of Sherpa community is the special one. In the city’s star hotels, you can find a range of international and national dishes. In the villages, we serve typical Nepali, Indian, and Tibetan food. Unfortunately, Western food may not be available due to limited resources. However, we will take great care to meet your dietary needs and serve fresh and healthy food throughout your journey.

The saying “Prevention is better than cure” holds true, particularly when it comes to altitude sickness. To avoid this condition, proper acclimatization is necessary, and our team of highly experienced professionals is well-equipped to assist trekkers in combating it. We strongly recommend that our guests consume an ample amount of fluids, such as water, hot soup, and tea, to help prevent altitude sickness.

Additionally, we follow a gradual approach to ascending to higher elevations, allowing the trekker’s body enough time to adapt to the changing environment. Resting frequently and avoiding overexertion during hikes or climbs is crucial to enable the body to acclimatize. Even individuals who are physically fit may be vulnerable to altitude sickness, which is why we ascend slowly, generally between 300 to 1000 meters per day, to ensure sufficient rest.

Day 1: Arrival at Kathmandu Airport (Altitude: 1380m)

Highlights: Warm welcome and exploring the city

Accommodation: Kathmandu 3 Star Hotel

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner

Your first day starts with your arrival in Nepal. As per the information provided by you one of our representatives will be at the airport to welcome you. You are taken to the luxurious hotel and can have rest for a day.

Day 2: Kathmandu Valley Sightseeing (Altitude: 1380m)

Highlights: Explore the valley with UNESCO Heritage sites and the night life of Thamel.

Accommodation: Kathmandu 3 Star Hotel

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner

Kathmandu valley is recognized as the Cultural Heritage Center by the UNESCO and these are illustrated by the seven world heritage monuments (Pashupatinath and Changunarayan temples, Bouddhanath and Swayambhunath stupas, Kathmandu, Bhaktpur and Patan Durbar Square) which reveal the outstanding range of historic and artistic engineering achievements of ancient wood-carving and crafting, stone masonry, metal works and many more. The Pashupatinath is considered as the most sacred temple of Lord Shiva and Hindu people around the world visit this place while Bouddhanath is the largest Buddhist Mandala in the world. These all give you an insight of Nepali culture.

Your second day starts at the late morning after the breakfast. A guide is appointed who will take you in these historical places and gives you information. After the completion of the sightseeing, you will be driven back to your hotel and will be briefed about the next day activities.

Day 3: Fly to Lukla and a Short Trek to Phakding (Altitude: 2640m)

Walking Distance: 8km (3-4 hours) 
Flight time: 
35 min

Highlights: Breathtaking scenic mountain flight from Kathmandu to Lukla

Accommodation: Basic Teahouse

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner

The flight from Kathmandu to Lukla (Tenzing Hillary Airport) is a short time flight introducing you the beginning of your charming trek. It is like a mountain flight that you will experience on the way as the topography changes from hills to the foothills of Himalayas.

Your belongings will be taken by our porters as you reach the Lukla airport and the adventurous trek begins to Phakding. This 3-4 hours easy walking heads towards north through Chheplung and Chaurikharka village and descent towards Dudhkoshi Ghat. The trekking trail goes through the Dudhkoshi river bank until you reach Phakding. Enjoy the trekking tails with the stunning scenic beauty, deep gorge, farming terraces, Sherpa settlements, blooming rhododendrons, magnolia trees, and pine forests to Phakding. You can visit local monastery after you reach at Phakding. Take a good rest and prepare for the next day trek.

Day 4: Phakding to Namche Bazaar (Altitude: 3440m)

Walking Distance: 10-12km (5-6 hours) 

Highlights: Explore Namche Bazaar known as the gateway to Mt. Everest and the main marketplace of Khumbu region and the bakeries are famous

Accommodation: Basic Teahouse

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner

Hurray! One great adventure of lifetime; today is the day you are going to have the first glimpse of the Mt. Everest with your own eyes standing in front of you with the glory being the Highest Mountain of the world. After having breakfast at Phakding, we will gear up for the trek to the Namche Bazaar, the biggest Sherpa village in Nepal. Our trekking route takes us through the Dudhkoshi River banks via series of suspension bridges where you will cross the Hillary Suspension Bridge and then through the scenery pine forest to Monjo. The entrance of Sagarmatha National Park is just ahead where our permit is checked and registered. This National Park is famous for rare species of animals like Himalayan Thar, Red Panda, Himalayan Bear and many more and then we descend to Dudhkoshi River spotting Mani stones along the way to Jorsale and then to Namche Bazaar. It’s a tough climb but sure the toughness goes in a second as you reach to Namche Bazaar with the view of Everest in its magnificence.

Day 5: Acclimatization in Namche Bazaar (Altitude: 3440m)

Trekking hours: Approximately 6 hours

Highlights: Khumjung Village, Sherpa museum

Accommodation: Basic Teahouse

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner

The day is for full of rest and allow our body to adopt the high altitude atmosphere. You have an option to walk nearly 2 hours uphill to the Everest View Point from where you can see the magnificent mountains, green hills and the walk is better for the acclimatization otherwise spend the day  at the highest altitude market place of the world visiting the nearby places like Sherpa museum that gives you to look over the Sherpa culture and the history of Sherpa mountaineering, monasteries, Buddhist stone monuments and the market itself with every facility one expects at market places.

Day 6: Namche Bazaar to Tengboche (Altitude: 3860m)

Walking Distance: 10km (6 hours)

Highlights: Tengboche Monastery and the views of Himalayas

Accommodation: Basic Teahouse

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner

After the acclimatization at Namche Bazaar we head towards the Everest Base Camp. The fascinating views of the Himalayas can be seen this day when you reach at an altitude of 3,975 at Mongla Pass from where the dazzling and famous legendary mountain Ama Dablam can be viewed along with Mt. Thamserku and Mt. Khumbila which are regarded as the sacred mountain of patron god of the Khumbu region. Perfect view of the Everest, Nuptse, Lhotse, Thamserku,Tawachee, Kangtega and Kwangde are some of the other unbelievable examples of the gorgeous Himalayas which will definitely make you to forget all the tediousness of walking ups and downs the trail with adding value by visiting the largest monastery of Khumbu region Tongboche monastery where you get blessings and have chance to meet the people who come for blessings for the successful climbing of the summit of Everest.

Day 7: Trek from Tongbuche to Dingboche (Altitude: 4410m)

Walking Distance: 11km (6 hours)

Highlights: Soaring mountain views of Taboche, Ama Dablam, Nuptse, Mt. Cholatse etc.

Accommodation: Basic Teahouse

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner

On the 7th day, trek continues through the lush rhododendron, conifers and birch forest to Deboche via suspension bridge over Imja River from where the fabulous view of Mt. Ama Dablam is one of a kind. We will come across many typical Sherpa villages on the path along with the Pangboche village, the biggest settlement of Sherpas in this region letting us the knowledge about their life style. Ascending further on the way gives you an eye catching scenes of the jaw dropping mountains i.e. Mt. Taboche, Mt. Nupse, Mt. Cholatse among others. When you reach at the today’s destination Dingboche, you will notice and love that the landscape is changing; trees are replaced with the shrubs and a desert like feeling strike to you.

Day 8: Acclimatization in Dingboche (Altitude: 4410m)

Accommodation: Basic Teahouse

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner

The altitude is above the 4000m and you have reached that height in a very short period of time which may result with the altitude sickness hence resting our body for acclimatization is important. We will make a walk to allow you to acclimatize. The trek to the Chhukung Valley and its surroundings allows you the fantabulous views of Ama Dablam, Lhotse, Makalu, Cholatse, Taboche, Lobuche, Chooyu among others are majestic. After the fabulous views you will again return back to Dingboche. You will spend the night at Dingboche.

Day 9: Trek from Dingboche to Lobuche (Altitude: 4940m)

Walking Distance: 11-12 km (6-7 hours)

Highlights: Astonishing views of Pumori and Nuptse mountains

Accommodation: Basic Teahouse

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner

From Dingboche we trek towards Thugla after having the breakfast. The trek gradually becomes challenging as the altitude increases. Dungla is the place where memorial stupas are erected in memory of the climbers and trekkers who chose the death while climbing Mt. Everest in the due course of time. Awesome views of the Khumbu Glacier and the close views of the Himalayas keep you motivated to trek forward in anticipation of being more views ahead waiting for you no matter how difficult is the walking. The close view of Mt. Pumori and Mt. Nuptse is the attraction of the route. You finally cross the valley to the Yak grazing land at the Lobuche. Prepare for a cold night as we are near the snow line and almost the highest altitude. You will spend a night at Lobuche.

Day 10: Trek to Gorak Shep and the Everest Base Camp (Altitude: 5164m, 5545m)

Walking Distance: 15km (6-8 hours)

Highlights: Gorak Shep, Khumbu Glacier, and Everest Base Camp

Accommodation: Basic Teahouse

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner

The easy trail of one hour and then climbing steep trail of one and half hour you will reach to Gorak Shep a spectacular village also known as the highest settlement of the world with an altitude of 5160m surrounding with the splendid mountains Pumori, Lingtren, Nuptse and of course Everest. The hand touching view of the Everest, Nuptse and many other mountains gears you to reach the trek destination as soon as possible. You will drop all of your belongings at Gorak Shep as you are staying the night here. The following straight trail to Everest Base Camp becomes harder as the rocky bank is formed of unconsolidated glacial debris accumulation hence slowly walking is recommended. After one and half hour walking from the Gorak Shep, finally you step in the Everest Base Camp the most awaited moment of the whole trek and in the spring season you will have chance to meet the Everest climbers. The famous Khumbu glacier and the blue ice pinnacles of the icefall are one of the most adventurous and memorable moment for the most of the trekkers; the immense unbelievable views of the breathtaking beauty that you will never tired of sharing those magical moments throughout your life. The achievement of reaching at the Everest Base Camp is itself tells a lot for you to be proud of the whole life.

As the sun begins step down to the west and having some quality time at the Base Camp, we leave the heavenly place and move backward to the Gorak Shep where we stay for the overnight.

Day 11: Trek to Kala Patthar & Back to Pheriche (Altitude: 5643m, 4371m)

Walking Distance: 12-13km (5-6 hours)

Highlights: Kala Pattar, for the 360-degree panoramic and sunrise view of the Everest and neighboring mountains.

Accommodation: Basic Teahouse

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner

The extraordinary glorious and exceptional sunrise view of the giant Mt. Everest, Nuptse, Khumbutse,Changtse, and Lhotse would be the most valuable opportune asset of the trek and the day is to gather all of them at once from the Kala Patthar which is the best view point of the Khumbu region providing you with the 360-degree panorama view of the Himalaya surrounding and a matter of fact is that the closest view of Mt. Everest is not possible from the Everest Base Camp. We wake up early and climb upward to Kala Patthar before the sunrises. The glowing Himalayas summits with the first light fall of the sun holds you forever. With the heavenly pleasure of the pictures of the Everest and the neighboring mountains we descend back to Gorak Shep for the breakfast and trek down to the Pheriche where we stay for the night.

Day 12: Trek from Pheriche to Namche Bazaar (Altitude: 3440m)

Walking Distance: 13-15km (7-8 hours)

Highlights: Tenboche Monastery and the Namche Bazaar.

Accommodation: Basic Teahouse

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner

Steep climbing and the glorious and majestic up-close view of mountains are being left behind at the horizon as you gently descend down to tree line area to Namche Bazaar passing through Debuche and Tengboche on the way. There is still much to experience at Tengbuche Monastery being a holy Buddhist settlement it is quite different and pious feeling visiting the Monastery and lighting the lamp where you can explore the untold story of the history and the activities of the monks. We arrive at Namche at late afternoon and it’s time to get your souvenirs at Namche. Cherish your accomplishment.

Day 13: Trek from Namche Bazaar to Lukla (Altitude: 2,860m)

Walking Distance: 16km (6-7 hours)

Highlights: Explore Lukla valley and enjoy the final walk in the Everest region

Accommodation: Basic Teahouse

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

After breakfast, we retrace down the way through the rhododendron forest to the valley foothill alongside Dudhkoshi River crossing the series of suspension bridges. After arrival at Lukla, we enjoy the victory of the trek that others only dreamt of and the success is because of the great teamwork hence congratulating the trek crew with having party together tonight.

Day 14: Fly to Kathmandu from Lukla

Accommodation: Kathmandu 3 Star Hotel

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner

This is the last day amid the mountains; you will take a flight early in the morning back to Kathmandu leaving the dramatic and charismatic scenery on the way back with the last view of snow-capped mountains. You will be taken to the hotel and rest of the day celebrates your achievement. If you have plenty of time and plan for other places to visit you can consult to us. There will be a farewell party at the evening.

Final Departure

Our company representative drove to you international airport .

Important Note: Your safety is our prominent concern and duty. The scheduled itinerary is subject to change. The changes on itinerary may occur due to the flight cancellation, trekking members’ health problem, weather or any other emergency situation.  Trekking leader has the right to take immediate action if such situation arises. We request you all to separate some additional days to balance for such emergency situations.

Flight Cancelation: The weather in Lukla cannot be predicted hence resulting in the cancellation of the flight. Returning to hotel and lodging and fooding cost is not included. We will take our flight the next day if the weather remains clear. There is another option of hiring a helicopter for Lukla that also demands the additional cost.

Cost Includes

  • Airport pick up and drop off service
  • Kathmandu – Lukla – Kathmandu flight fare
  • Full Board Plan (breakfast, lunch, dinner, accommodation, tea or coffee) during trek,
  • Hotel in Kathmandu with BB plan
  • Trekking guide and porters(one guide for a group and 1 porter for each two)
  • Sagarmatha National Park entry permit
  • TIMS (Trekkers’ Information Management Systems)
  • All government taxes
  • Food, accommodation, insurance, salary for the trekking guide /porters
  • Domestic flight from Kathmandu to Lukla and return back Lukla to Kathmandu for guest and guide.
  • Welcome dinner.

Cost Excludes

  • Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu
  • Your travel insurance
  • International flight and departure tax
  • Any expense of personal nature
  • Bar Bill (water, Beer, Tea , coffee)
  • Nepal entry visa fee US 30 (Duration 60 days from date of issue)
  • Your personal nature expenses such as bar bill, laundry, beverages
  • Not mention above including cost
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Everest is more then a mountain and the journey to its base camp more then just a trek . There are two base camps on Mt Everest : South Base camp is at altitude of around 5000 meters which is in Nepal side . Trek to Everest base camp,conquer high place and glaciers ,Nepali cultural village of Sherpa and attractive views.
That is my one of the best experiences of my life . From start to finish the trip was mind blowing . Thanks to graceful member helped me on this trip.

 by Eiden

It was a great experience with Graceful Adventure Travel for Everest base camp trek with Nepal tour. WE looking for Nepal everest base camp trek with pokhara tour, we found on internet Graceful Adventure Travel. Mr Padam and his team punctually, the service was great and guide pema sherpa was excellent. We did 15 days everest base camp with two night three days pokhara tour love it. Highly recommended to Graceful Adventure for Nepal trip, It was one of the best agency in Nepal. On 2023 we visit again Annapurna base camp trip with chitwan tour see you.

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 by Harry Man

Everest is more then a mountain and the journey to its base camp more then just a trek . There are two base camps on Mt Everest : South Base camp is at altitude of around 5000 meters which is in Nepal side . Trek to Everest base camp,conquer high place and glaciers ,Nepali cultural village of Sherpa and attractive views.
That is my one of the best experiences of my life . From start to finish the trip was mind blowing . Thanks to graceful member helped me on this trip.

 by Eiden

It was a great experience with Graceful Adventure Travel for Everest base camp trek with Nepal tour. WE looking for Nepal everest base camp trek with pokhara tour, we found on internet Graceful Adventure Travel. Mr Padam and his team punctually, the service was great and guide pema sherpa was excellent. We did 15 days everest base camp with two night three days pokhara tour love it. Highly recommended to Graceful Adventure for Nepal trip, It was one of the best agency in Nepal. On 2023 we visit again Annapurna base camp trip with chitwan tour see you.

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