|Accomodation||Four Nights Luxury Hotel " Yeti Mountain Home" & Five Nights Other Standard Hotel/Lodge during the trek|
|Start / End point||Kathmandu / Kathmandu|
|Max. Altitude||5,555m at Kalapatthar|
|Meals Included||All Meals (Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner) during the trek|
|Nature of Trek||Lodge to Lodge Trekking|
|Best Season||Feb, Mar, Apri, May, June, Sep, Oct, Nov & Dec|
|Activity Per Day||Approximately 4-6 hrs walking|
|Transportation||Domestic flight (lukla-Ktm-Lukla), Helicopter Tour from Gorakshep to Lukla, and Pick up & Drop off by private Transportation|
About the Trip
Conquering the mighty Mt Everest Base Camp is one of everyone's dreams. A walk in the Everest region accompanied by a wide range of the Himalayas and embracing ambiance in the Sherpa village; this trek is a once-in-a-lifetime experience. We discover myriad hidden gems as we walk the trail to the foothills of Everest. The trek to Everest Base Camp is not only about the snow-capped peaks. It is a package of experiences from adventure to tranquillity. Walking in the footsteps of Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay, we explore the beauty of the place supplemented by the excellence of its culture and traditions. With an amazing landscape, we witness the beauty of the glaciers of the Everest region and occasional spotting of rare and endangered floras and faunas. This trek, without doubt, offers us with a grace that impresses our soul.
- Flying in between the clouds and above the mighty Himalayas from Kathmandu to Lukla
- A thrilling yet scenic helicopter ride from Gorak Shep to Lukla
- One of the world’s highest-situated airports in Syangboche
- Get familiarised with the traditions and lifestyles of the Sherpa community
- Explore world-famous monasteries and museums of Khumbu region
- Walk in an incredible landscape accompanied by a few of the world’s highest peaks, Mt. Everest (8,848m), Mt. Lhotse (8,516m), Cho Oyu (8,201m) and Mt. Makalu (8,463m)
- Explore the UNESCO World Heritage Sites
- Encounter wildlife like Musk Deer, Colourful Peasants, Snow Leopard, and Himalayan Thar
- Traverse through the highest glacier on Earth: Khumbu Glacier
- Enjoy the awe-gazing sight of Khumbu Icefall(5,486m)
Conquering the mighty Mt Everest Base Camp Trek is on the bucket list of almost every person. Even with determination, we may not be able to aim for the trek due to factors like work, health, and various others. This package is designed especially for our clients who dream of reaching the foothills of Everest but are drawn back by such factors. A little bit of struggle to reach the top, and a little luxury of skipping the downhill trail, this package provides the beauty of the exceptional Himalayas. We enjoy the blanket of mountains surrounding the mystifying valley as we walk past thrilling bridges, moraines, Stupas decorated with vibrant prayer flags, and the enchanting aura of the Sherpa village.
We fly amidst the clouds, over the tallest mountains to begin our journey. The short and scenic flight to Lukla(2,850m) from Kathmandu expresses the beauty of the Himalayas at its best. We head for a small hike till Phakding(2,650m), letting our body adjust to the thinning air. Crossing the famous suspension bridge of the Everest region, over the swiftly flowing white river, we reach Namche Bazaar(3,440m). After an acclimatization day at the gateway of Everest, Namche, we hike up to Deboche(3,820m). Enjoying the panoramic view of Everest(8,848m), Ama Dablam(6,812m), Lhotse(8,516), Nuptse(7,861), Thamserku(6,623m), we reach Dingboche(4,360m). With another day to adjust with the increasing elevation, we explore the depth of Dingboche. We reach Everest Base Camp(5,364m) through Lobuche(4,930m), where we get accompanied by the majestic peaks throughout the trail. When the first rays of sunlight slowly kiss the snow-capped peaks the next morning, we’ll be there holding a cup of coffee surrounded by those pristine and pearly white mountains. We cannot see the mighty Mount Everest from the base camp, as of which we ascent further to Kala Patthar(5,550m).
After spending good quality time at the viewpoint, we head back to Gorak Shep where we take the helicopter to go back to Lukla. We skip the downhill walk part of the trek. As we celebrate the accomplishment of conquering the trek, we unwind for the day nostalgic of the entire trail. We fly back to Kathmandu the next day from Lukla and conclude our trek to Everest Base Camp.
This trek is for beginner trekkers with good physical health, that provides enough time to acclimatize in high altitudes and skip the downhill walk of the trek. A classic trekking route, this package is for everyone who wants to reach the foothills of Everest comfortably.
In addition to this trek, we offer other exquisite trekking routes for our valuable clients. There are other thrilling trekking routes for trekkers looking for greater challenges - 12 days Everest Base Camp Trek or 10 days Everest Base Camp Trek, 15 Days Everest Base Camp and Gokyo Lake Trekking, 17 Days Everest High Three Passes Trekking and many more to choose from.
Discovery World Trekking will arrange a comfortable arrival and stay at a hotel in Kathmandu a day before our '10 Days Everest Base Camp Trek with return in Helicopter from Gorakshep'. Make sure to attend our official briefing a day before the trek. The primary motive for the meeting is to give you proper guidance and vital information about the trek. Secondarily, we recheck all the equipment for your comfortable journey. We ensure that you have all the supplies needed for the trek. This pre-meeting gives a clear idea about the necessary supplies and challenges you may face during the trek. It will be a kind of motivational seminar for you to be outfitted and energized about the trek. Additionally, it is recommended to put a margin of 1 or 2 days extra. The flight from Kathmandu to Lukla or from Lukla to Kathmandu is unpredictable and might be canceled or delayed due to bad weather.
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Day to Day Itinerary
- day 1
Flight from Kathmandu (1,400 m / 4,593 ft) to Lukla (2,850m/9,350 ft)Trek to Phakding ( 2650 m/ 8562 ft )
Itinerary Facts Trek Distance 6.2km/3.8 miles Flight Hours 40 Mints Highest Altitude 2,850m/9,350 ft Trek Duration 3 hours
We commence our journey to the base of Everest by flying to Lukla. The 40 minutes of scenic flight, followed by a short hike to Phakding(2,650m) is very refreshing. We hike from Chaurikharka village to Phakding where we stop for our first night at the Khumbu region. The crisp and refreshing day is beneficial in acclimatizing with the elevation. We can seize a short excursion around the village with spare time on hand. Phakding is the starting point for this trek as of which it has everything from gears and lodging to pool and restaurants. Moreover, there are few famous local monasteries (Rimishung Monastery) that we will visit. A short yet very significant day, we prepare for our long walk starting the next day
- Overnight at "Yeti Mountain Home"
- Included standard meals ( Buffet/ Set Breakfast at Yeti Mountain Home + Lunch at Yeti Mountain Home + Dinner in Yeti Mountain )
- day 2
Trek from Phakding ( 2,650 m/ 8,562 ft ) to Namche Bazaar (3,440m/11,285 ft)
Itinerary Facts Trek Distance 7.4 km/4.6 miles Highest Altitude 3,440m/11,285 ft Trek Duration 6 hours
We start early since this day as it is the first day of our trek. We continue slowly along the northern bank of the Dudh Koshi River with a beguiling view around. The thrilling suspension bridges of the Everest region makes this hike even more exciting. Adorned beautifully with prayer flags, the bridges across the Dudh Koshi River adds to a spectacular view. We reach Monjo village after a few hours of the walk, from where the Sagarmatha National Park begins. A challenging ascent awaits from here through the dense forest, where we slowly see the face of Mount Everest. As the view intensifies, the enthusiasm ensures to make us forget all the steps that we’ve climbed. Through the woods and stone paved way, we finally reach Namche Bazar. With incredible scenery and pleasing vibes, Namche Bazaar is an amazing place to relax.
- Overnight at " Yeti Mountain Home"
- Included standard meals (Buffet/Set Breakfast at Yeti Mountain+ Lunch + Buffet/Set Dinner at Yeti Mountain)
- day 3
Rest day and Acclimatization at Namche Bazaar
We spend another night at Namche Bazaar, primarily aimed at adjusting with the thin air. We hike ahead, but we descend back and stay at Namche Bazaar. Despite the claim of the title, we will not just be sitting idle today. We wander through the alleys of Namche, while we adjust ourselves to the altitude. Furthermore, we can hike to Sagarmatha National Park and including a hike to Khumjung(3,790m). The universal rule of acclimatizing with the thinning air is to hike high and sleep low. It is optional yet recommended part of the trek. We visit Hillary school and old monasteries on the way to Khumjung. We can also further hike to Khunde. Namche, without a doubt, offers a lot of hidden wonders. A must-not-miss place is the Syangboche airport(3,780m), the highest airport in the world, and hike to Everest View Hotel from where the view of Mount Everest is excellent. An additional day at Namche, we can relax and enjoy the luxury of the Village as we prepare for the next walk.
- Overnight at " Yeti Mountain Home"
- Included standard meals ( Buffet/Set Breakfast at Yeti Mountain Home + Lunch at Hotel Everest View + Buffet/Set Dinner at Yeti Mountain Home )
- day 4
Trek from Namche (3,440m/11,285 ft) to Tengboche (3,855m/12,850ft)
Itinerary Facts Trek Distance 9.2 km/5.7 miles Highest Altitude 3,855m/12,850ft Trek Duration 5 hours
The trek begins with a gentle till Phunki Village. Reaching Tengboche can be quite challenging, as we have to hike through steep uphills. As demanding as the hike might be, the majestic views of the Himalayas will make the ascent worth it! The walk uphill is supplemented by spotting of Musk Deer, Peasant, and Himalayan Thar. Stated as one of the most beautiful places in the trekking route, Tengboche has many more to offer. Blessed with the best panoramic view of the mountains like Everest(8,848m), Ama Dablam(6,812m), Lhotse(8,516), Nuptse(7,861), Thamserku(6,623m), it will forever remain cherished in our memory. Tengboche also has one of the most famous and the largest monastery in the Khumbu region, “Tengboche Monastery.” Also known as the monastery on the top of the hill, it is a must-not-miss site. We conclude the day with the peaceful sound of the prayers and the bells. As we relax, we get ready for our next walk to Dingboche.
- Overnight at Culture Home
- Included standard meals ( Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner )
- day 5
Trek from Tengboche (3,855m/12,850ft) to Dingboche (4,360m/14,290ft)
Itinerary Facts Trek Distance 12 km/7.45miles Highest Altitude 4,360m/14,290ft Trek Duration 5 hours
We’ll head towards Pangboche village(3,985m) witnessing many Stupas, Mani walls and small Sherpa villages. This trail offers a fluctuating yet admirable landscape. We start with lush alpine forest and seasonal rhododendron. As we climb higher, we can witness shrubs and a deserted landscape. Considered to be challenging, the steepest climb till Dingboche from Lobuche River turns out to be difficult due to the higher elevation and the decreasing level of oxygen. Dingboche(4,360m), as called the ‘summer valley of Khumbu’, comprises a kilometre long wall built to protect the village’s crops from the cold winds. The view from Dingboche is gorgeous with a picturesque valley and mountains giving us immense bliss and contentment. We rest here at Dingboche and enjoy the authentic Sherpa food.
- Overnight at Good Luck Hotel
- Included standard meals ( Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner )
- day 6
Rest day and Acclimatization at Dingboche
Today, we roam around the path of Dingboche(4,360m/14,290ft) and adjust our bodies with the thinning air. We prepare ourselves for the next ascent with light hikes. Rest day might be a deceiving title, as we don’t remain idle. The same as the earlier rest day, we hiked up and sleep low to acclimatize with the altitude. We will hike up the ridge above Dingboche and enjoy the panoramic close-up view of the Mount Lhotse(8,516m/27,940ft), back view of Ama Dablam(6,812m/22,349ft) and Island peak(6,189 m). The steep and rocky hike views enhanced and a close-up of Himalayas with every turn we take. While our body acclimatizes, we can calm our mind with amazing views of the untouched beauty of the mountains.
- Overnight at Good Luck
- Included meal (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
- day 7
Trek from Dingboche (4,360m/14,290ft) to Lobuche (4,930m/16,175 ft)
Itinerary Facts Trek Distance 8.5 km/5.2 miles Highest Altitude 4,930m/16,175 ft Trek Duration 5 hours
The trail to Lobuche(4,930m) is incredible with magnificent mountain views throughout the trail. The trail leads us to a short uphill near a ridge of a top shrine following the wide valley. Through a steep terminal moraine left by Khumbu Glacier(4,900m), we’ll pass through huge slabs displaced by the glacier on our way to Lobuche. As we climb higher, with every turn, we start to see an enhanced and closer view of the mountains. The hike becomes steeper and we start seeing a majestic view of the peaks as the elevation slowly increases while reaching "Thukla"- Partial view of Lobuche from the trail leads to wonder of dreams. The hypnotizingly beautiful trail will help us to cross the challenging hike to Lobuche.
On the way lies memorial statues of climbers who lost their lives on the ascent to Everest. We can spend a little time there and honour their courageous decision to conquer of Everest base camp. Despite the steep climb, as we get closer to our destination, the enhanced view motivates us to climb! With chilly evenings and a cup of warm tea, we'll give our body a rest for the final ascent. We, therefore, conclude one of the most enjoyable days of our trek.
- Overnight at Eco Lodge
- Included standard meals ( Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner )
- day 8
Trek from Lobuche to Everest Base Camp (5,364m/17,598ft) and back to Gorak shep (5,185m/17,010 ft)
Itinerary Facts Trek Distance 15 km/9.32 miles Highest Altitude 5,364m/17,598ft Trek Duration 6-8 hours
After days of walking, the day to reach the foothills of the highest mountain finally arrives. We will begin our walk to the base camp early in the morning. We pass through many glaciers, including the famous Khumbu Glacier. Beyond it, we can see Khumbu Icefall(5,486m) as well. Further enduring the wondrous journey to the base camp, we will also see the Army Mountaineers Memorials. Surrounded by snow-capped mountains and Mount Everest standing right ahead of you, we will be overwhelmed by its sparkling beauty. Reaching the Everest Base Camp is a dream come true. This is the closest we will be to the highest mountain in the world. The final ascent to Everest Base Camp(5,364m) might be a little challenging due to the increasing altitude; involving rocky dunes and moraine; and a formed accumulation of unconsolidated glacial debris. With a slow and steady pace, we can, without doubt, complete the trek. We continue down the trail after captivating the bewildering beauty. After we immerse fully into the beauty of the base camp, we walk back towards Gorak Shep(5,185m) through. We may comfortably rest the remaining day there with a heart full of contentment.
- Overnight at Eco Inn
- Included standard meals ( Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner )
- day 9
Hike to Kala Patthar(5,555m/18,208ft) - viewpoint, trek back to Gorak Shep, fly to Lukla (2,850m/9,350 ft)
Itinerary Facts Trek Distance 1.2km, 0.7 miles Flight Hours 20 Minutes Highest Altitude 5,555m/18,208ft Trek Duration 45 Mints
Kala Patthar(5,555m) is a short optional hike from the Everest Base Camp. It is highly recommended part of the trek as it is the best viewing point of Everest and surrounding peaks. Also keeping in mind, we cannot see the Everest from the base camp with Mount Lhotse(8,516m) standing right in front of the mountain. We will hike very early to Kala Patthar to view the sunrise on Mount Everest and other peaks. Here we’ll be on the highest altitude of our entire trek. After spending a good hour here, we trek down to Gorak Shep and grab our breakfast. We return back to Lukla with helicopter after conquering the mighty trek. As we skip the downhill trail, we enjoy a scenic flight back with great comfort and relaxation.
- Overnight at "Yeti Mountain Home"
- Included Standard Meal (Breakfast + Buffet/ Set Lunch at Yeti Mountain Home + Buffet/Set Dinner at Yeti Mountain Home)
- day 10
Fly back to Kathmandu (1,400m / 4,593 ft) from Lukla (2,850m/9,350 ft) - 40 minutes.
Itinerary Facts Flight Hours 40 Mints
The flight from Lukla to Kathmandu will be a relaxing one with no more hills to climb but a heart-filled with memories. We have a final chance to enjoy the marvellous scenarios of the snow-capped mountains. We will escort you back to your hotel after reaching Kathmandu. We can manage a tour around the city as per your request. You can visit several world heritage sites around the city. As beautiful as the mountains, the culture around the city is a must-see before you call it an end to your vacation.
- Included Standard Meal (Breakfast)
What is Included?
- Pick up & drop off from airport to hotel and vice versa in private vehicle
- Domestic Flights (Kathmandu – Lukla – Kathmandu) Tickets and airport departure taxes
- Helicopter Tour from GorakShep to Lukla.
- Accommodations: Four nights luxury accommodation ( "Yeti Mountain Home") at Lukla, Phakding and Namche, five nights standard lodge at Tengboche, Dingboche, Lobuche & Gorakshep(twin sharing). - 9 Night
- Meals: Four Buffet/Set Breakfast, Four Buffet/Set Dinner and Three Buffet/Set Lunch at "Yeti Mountain Home", One Lunch at "Hotel Everest View”, Six Breakfast, Six Lunch, and Five Dinner in other standard lodges during the trek.
- Government License holder English Speaking Discovery World Trekking experienced and qualified trek leader, (12 or above trekkers: 1 assistant guide) and porter to help trekkers luggage. (2 trekkers: 1 porter "9 kg per trekker max limit")
- Coverage of Guides and Porters, Their meals, insurance, salary, lodging, transportation, flight and other necessary equipment.
- Water purification tablets for safe drinking water
- Sagarmatha National Park entry permit fee
- Khumbu Pashang Lhamu Rural Municipality fees.
- Snacks (cookies) and Seasonal fresh fruits every day
- All government, Local taxes and official Expenses
- Assistance in arranging rescue operation in case of complicated health condition (funded by travel insurance)
- Souvenir - A company's T-shirt & Cap
- Discovery World Trekking’s appreciation of certificate after the successful trek
- Farewell Dinner at the end of the trek
What is Excluded?
- International flight airfare
- Nepal Entry Visa Fees for multiple Entries on arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport- (15 days - $25-30, 30 days- $40-50 and 90 days- $100-110)
- Excess baggage charges (Limit is 9kg per Person)
- All Accommodation and meals in Kathmandu, before and after we start our journey
- Extra night accommodation in Kathmandu due to early arrival or late departure, early return from the trek.
- Personal expenses (shopping, snacks, boil bottled water, hot and cold drinks, hot shower, Alcohol, Wi-Fi, telephone call, battery re-charge fee), extra porters etc.
- Personal clothing and gear
- Travel insurance which has to cover emergency high-altitude rescue and evacuation compulsory
- Tips for guide and porters (Recommended by the Culture)
- Additional costs or delays caused by factors outside of management control, for example, landslide, weather condition, itinerary modifications due to safety concerns, illness, change of government policies, strikes etc.
- All costs and expenses not listed in "Cost Includes" will be counted as excluding costs
Equipment lists for Everest Base Camp Trek
It is recommended to carry the basic clothing and accessories needed for the trek. The followings belongings are suggested that should be brought, although we understand that our clients have their own preference for clothing, we have listed some useful clothing during the trek. Porters will be carrying the main luggage, which should not exceed more than 18kg (one porter will carry two people's luggage, 9 kg for each). Equipment can be bought in Kathmandu at a reasonable price.
- Sun hat or scarf
- Winter hat or insulating hat or a wide-brimmed hat
- Headlight with extra batteries
- Sunglasses with UV protection
- Face/body wipes
- Light weight gloves
- Heavy weight winter gloves
- Hiking shirts
- Long sleeved shirt
- Hooded rain jacket
- Fleece jacket
- Light weight cotton pants
- T- Shirt (bring Light weight wool)
- Polypropylene underwear
- Down jacket (available for rent in Kathmandu)
- Water proof jacket and pants
- Hiking Boots
- Thick wool socks (Take an extra pair of thick light socks)
- Backpack or daypack (Size depends on whether you take porter or not).
- Thermal bottle
- Water purification
- Trekking pole
- Sleeping bag (-15 degree bag is best in the high altitude trekking)
- Medium size drying towel
- Tooth brush
- Tooth paste
- Deodorant floss
- Bio degradable bar soap
- Nail clippers
- Small mirror
- Cell phone
- First aid kit
- Extra passport photos and photocopies of passport
- Notebook and pen
Covid-19 updates & safety precaution for Everest Base Camp Helicopter - 10 Days
What else has more thrill than hovering up to Mt Everest base camp of Nepal, a world-renowned hiking destination? After the Covid-19 pandemic it's a very obvious question to ask is it safe to travel to Everest base camp after the corona pandemic?
Considering facts like population density, culture, and exposure to the covid-19 virus, yes, it’s definitely safer to travel Everest Base on post-covid-19 as you’ll find there are so many bright sides compared to other destinations of the world. The nearest city to mighty Everest is Lukla where the population is less than 1500 at 3500 elevations where you’ll be aloft naturally. Furthermore, the helicopter ride will directly drop to the gateway of EBC which drops any question of social distancing as you’ll be in thin air. The route consists of notable places like Lukla, Namche Bazar, Lobuche, Gorak sheep, and so on where the combined population of Area is roughly 4 thousand. You’ll be completely on your own in the solace of nature along with our DTW crews who will help you along the way. We understand, it’s been a hard time for everyone so we have made sure you’ll be surrounded by motivational and inspiring aura throughout the journey,
As per covid-19 safety concerns, here are the following measures we’ve taken to make travel as safe as possible.
- Our guides are well trained with Intensive wilderness First Aid
- Trek leaders and guides have years of trekking experience who can help you if there is any kind of uneasiness and assure happiness & satisfaction is guaranteed.
- We'll have High-quality masks & Gloves with sanitizers for everyday use throughout the journey for the DWT team assisting you.
- Encouragements and motivation will be everyday perks
- Food & Accommodation in mountains will be rechecked for extra hygiene.
The beginning of the journey towards 10 days Everest Base Camp Trek with fly back by Helicopter from Gorakshep to lukla.
You will arrive in Nepal, Kathmandu at Tribhuvan International Airport as that is the only international airport. An overnight stay in a hotel in Kathmandu is required upon arrival which is not included in the package. Then the next day, in the early morning we will take a domestic flight to Lukla, approximately 40 minutes.
Kathmandu to Lukla and Lukla to Kathmandu Flights included in package!
Don't Worry, We'll Pick You Up!
We provide free airport pick up and drop by private vehicle. Upon arrival, you'll be warmly welcomed by our Discovery world trekking crew with a traditional offering of Khata or marigolds garland (symbolizing purity, goodwill, auspiciousness, and compassion), then directly transfer you to your hotel. To make use of this service please submit full flight details of arrival and departure in advance by mail.
Accommodation Details During The Trek
10 Days Everest Base Camp Heli trek includes four nights luxury lodge "Yeti Mountain Home" at Lukla, Phakding and Namche, and five nights standard lodge at Tengboche, Dingboche, Lobuche, and Gorakshep.
Two nights of Hotels in Kathmandu before and after the trek is required which is not included in the package. Kathmandu has a wide range of hotels for all budgets and your interest. We prefer your choice.
All personal bills (Alcoholic Drinks, Hot and Cold Drinks) in tea houses/ lodges or in cafe except standard meals mentioned (including Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner with seasonal fruits) are excluded from the package.
About The Meals
10 Days Everest Base Camp Helicopter package provides three meal items in a day with ten breakfasts, ten lunch, and nine dinners in total. four buffet/set breakfast, three buffets/set Lunch, and four buffets/set dinner at luxury hotel "Yeti Mountain Home", one lunch at "Hotel Everest View”, six breakfast, six lunch, and five dinners in other standard lodges are served during the trek.
Best Time for Everest Base Camp Trek
The weather is one of the most important factors to look at when deciding to trek to Everest Base camp cause no one is beyond nature. The live forecast of Everest base camp can be gained here, yet it’s very hard to predict the weather. People trek 12 months of the year up to Everest base camp trek but certainly, there are ups and downs in every season, It is best suited to trek during the spring and autumn as the sky is crystal clear from dusk till dawn, the rainy weather stops and thick sun-blocking clouds also fades. The magic of clear azure skies provides the most spectacular vistas. With added those breathtaking views, the temperature is also exquisite with sunlight being warm and the environment after delving of the sun is not as cold as other months.
Though during the winters and monsoon, it becomes a bit challenging to trek due to heavy snowfall, a cold temperature that’s what enthuses many trekkers.
January to February
This time is the coldest, especially from early January to early February. This when there is heavy snowfall in the mountains and can result in extremely cold temperatures. Though the daytime may be warm and admirable with clear skies, the night time would be extremely cold but it’s perfectly fine to trek in these months as discovery world trekking make sure of every possible safety during the trek but if you are allergic to extreme cold, you shouldn’t be trekking at these months or else people trek 12 months of the year and leave their footprints around the world’s highest peaks.
Temperature: Temperature ranges from 15°C to -15°C.
March to April
This is one of the best times of the season to hike in the Everest Base Camp. The weather is very favorable this month. Stunning views of the Himalaya ranges and glaciers will be seen. March being the beginning of the spring season, the weather starts to warm up during these months. During these months, all flora and fauna dormant throughout the winter back to life feeding and breeding in the sun-kissed temperatures. Temperatures may start increasing from the mid of March and with clear skies, snow mountains will be seen at their best. Many trekkers often succeed in their expedition at this time.
Temperature: Around 18 °C. At night, the average minimum temperatures drop down to around -12 °C.
May to June
This is also the perfect time for trekking right before the rainfall. Nepal starts its rainfall from the end of June till mid-August. The season of spring and summer makes the trek much more enjoyable.
Temperature- Around 25°C at daylight and it drops down to around -5°C.
July to August
The rainfall hits at its peak during this time, below 3500 meters. Due to heavy rainfall, Flights to Lukla may get canceled at the beginning or end of the trek but trekkers are seen in those months trekking towards Everest base camp, it’s challenging but not impossible if you choose to trek in these months Discovery world trekking will take care of your safety at its fullest as it does in every month but as the way is not that favorable it's not highly recommended to trek in these months but the rainfall also provides spectacular views of the waterfall and avoid the crowds like other months.
Temperature- Around 27°C at daylights to 5°C
September to October
This is also one of the perfect seasons for the EBC Trek. This season is the peak of tourists due to the favorable weather. As the monsoon slowly ends, a perfect trekking climate sets itself. The temperature goes up to 20 degrees in the daytime and falls down to 5 degrees during the night-time. This season is when trekkers enjoy trekking the most, with a clear sky, and an amazing view of the mountains. It is highly recommended, as it’s the best time for the Everest Base Camp trek, usually from mid-September to end. The main festival of Nepal: Dashain and Tihar also attracts tourists in this season.
Temperature- Temperature goes up to 20 degrees in the day time and falls down to 5 degrees
November to December
As winter slowly begins, snowfalls begin in the Himalayas region and it eventually gets tough to trek. Nights get colder. November is the busy season people all over the world come at these months, as it’s the clearest month with sparkling days and amazing views of humongous mountains. The daytime temperatures are very stable and constant and due to this, the view of the clear blue sky and the mountain is phenomenal. From December, the temperature starts to get cold and begins to snow like diamonds in the sky.
The weather in the Himalayas is so unpredictable and the temperature may change quickly from day to night.
Acclimatization During Everest Base Camp Trek
Altitude sickness is commonly faced by many trekkers who try to rush their way to the base camp. It is not a matter of ignorance and requires immediate treatment in such cases. To avoid such, in this trek, we will be acclimatizing in two places: Namche Bazaar and Dingboche. This trek is relatively at ease compared to the Everest Base Camp 10 or 12 days’ trek. At Namche Bazaar, trekkers can explore the famous Sherpa town and adjust to the thin air. We will also be having second-day acclimatization at Dingboche where we will climb the ridge behind the village to take a look at the stunning views of the peaks. Our trekking leader and guide are well trained and experienced at high altitude, and they have extensive first aid training as well. Your health and safety are important to us, and we guarantee that it will be our very first priority. In case you have been rigorously affected, the only remedy would be to descend immediately. Also, your group leader has the definitive response to determine whether you can proceed with the trek based on your health conditions.
Trip Grade: Fitness level, Medical, and Health
As challenging as it is, the Everest Base Camp Trek is an equally rewarding trek. On average, the walk per day will be around 5 to 7 hours, depending on the destination and the number of breaks we take. The trail is mostly uphill or steep descents, with rocky and stone-paved paths. It is not impossible to go to these treks for a regular person, but remaining fit and exercising well will make the trek more comfortable and enjoyable. Former trek experience or regular exercise and doing yoga is an advantage for the trekker. Besides, if you love trekking, you can make it happen anyways and conquer your dreams.
This trek, however, is not recommended for individuals with sensitive medical conditions like heart or lung disease. Since the majority of the trek involves moderate to strenuous climbing, it may prove to be dangerous for the health of such people. We recommend you to consult with your doctor before attempting to attain this trek. Also, we make sure to provide you with all the necessary medical kit supplies you may need in the trek.
This is a private tour with your own group of members on tour. We can organize and lead successfully any size of participants.
A typical day on the trek
Every day will be rewarded with a unique experience of trekking, climbing enjoying the scenery, taking photos, and exploring the local villages. During the expedition, experienced friendly and qualified expert Sherpa will share information and historical facts about the places as they accompany us throughout the trek. The porters who carry our luggage will also accompany us. However, we will be carrying our own small backpack with the necessary items.
The day starts with an early morning hot cup of tea/coffee. After packing our bags and gorging on a wholesome breakfast, we set off on the days walk around 7 AM to 8 AM, depending on the duration and nature of the days walk. After trekking for three to four hours, we will have lunch around midday on the route to the next destination, and we continue after about an hour of rest.
The afternoon walk is generally shorter: about two to three hours. Once we reach our overnight lodge/tea house/tent, we snack on the extra dietary food. We will also have free time to explore nearby places.
Dinner is served around 6 PM to 7 PM. Before going to bed, we will spend some quality time in friendly conversations and discuss the experience of that day. The expedition leader/guide will brief us about the next day’s plan. After this briefing, we enjoy onboard games like monopoly, cards, and watch available mountaineering documentaries. Most of the foreigners indulge in light and fun learning of Nepalese language from our crew or read books before heading off to bed for a well-deserved sleep.
Communication on trek
Wifi service during our stay at Yeti Mountain Home in Lukla, Phakding, and Namche is free. Except for Yeti Mountain Home, it is available with some extra service charge. Furthermore, a separate local sim-card is provided on request if needed.
You'll always be connected to Kathmandu's DWT office for any kind of help during the trek.
Travel insurance is a significant part of our booking condition for The Everest base camp trek. All the members of trekking must provide a copy of their comprehensive travel insurance policy certificate to Discovery World Trekking. The policy must cover medical and emergency repatriation inclusive of helicopter rescue and evacuation expenses at high altitudes (up to 6000m) for trekking members.
We can recommend insurance companies to help you but we don’t directly get involved in the sale of an insurance policy. Members can be refused to be included in the trekking based on insufficient, improper, or absence of travel insurance policy.
Trekking members are kindly requested to send their detailed insurance information once they book for trekking. In case of emergency situations, we will be using the insurance policy and informational documents you sent us. This will help in arranging quick and effective rescue operations, transfer for emergency medical help. Please ensure that the insurance company includes the cost incurred for mountain rescue service at the highest elevation of the trekking.
Before you buy travel insurance (Don't just believe them what they say on their website) make sure you call them and recheck if they have Helicopter-rescue and evacuation up to 6000m according to your trekking height.
Passport and visa
All foreigners except Indians require a visa to enter Nepal. Visa is available on arrival at the Tribhuvan International airport. Visa can be extended at the central immigration office www.immigratiion.gov.np The visa application will require at least a passport of 6 months’ validity, and a passport size photo. The current cost of the visa fee is the US $50 for 30 days, which have to be paid in cash on arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport. Citizens of China and the SAARC countries will receive a free visa. There are certain countries (Nigeria, Ghana, Zimbabwe, Swaziland, Cameroon, Somalia, Liberia, Ethiopia, Iraq, Palestine, and Afghanistan) that may not receive the visa on arrival and so you will have to contact your local Nepalese embassy.
Nepali Rupees (NPR) is the local currency.
(1 USD = ~ Rs.100 NPR).
We can exchange most of the foreign currencies through local banks and legitimate money exchanges in Kathmandu and all over Thamel. Small amounts of cash can also be exchanged at the hotel.
The ongoing rate of exchange is visibly displayed. The government of Nepal has banned the import, export, and use of 500 and 1000 Indian Rupee note in Nepal. You should ensure that you are not carrying these notes on arrival in Nepal as they will be confiscated and you may also be fined.
Despite having the security advantage of traveler's cheques, we prefer cash exchange to avoid hassles like a lengthy process and a high rate of commission at the banks. You can withdraw cash (in Rupees only) from one of the many ATMs in Kathmandu and Thamel itself. There are quite a several ATMs that are open around the clock. The maximum withdrawal amount is 35,000 Rupees for a 500 Rupees processing fee if you are using your foreign card.
If you use the money exchange facility at banks and financial institutions the service fee charge imposed is about 4% or more depending upon the bank.
During the trek, there are no banks and money exchange services so you should exchange your money in Kathmandu only, depending on how much personal expense you require as in the Himalayan region people only accept Nepalese Currency.
Most of the established banks in Asia will not accept foreign currency notes that are old, torn, or faded. Please ensure that you have new, clean notes
How Much Luggage can I take during Everest Base Camp Trek?
The weight limit for your luggage is 9 kg per trekker, Porters will be assigned to carry your luggage, two people will be assigned with one porter, and combined luggage should not exceed more than 18kg. We never overload our porters. But you should carry your own knapsack or backpack (with your valuables or anything important) on your own. Only carry what are essentials, you can leave any excess baggage either at your hotel or at the Discovery World Trekking store for free and it'll be completely safe.
We'll recheck everything (Luggage, equipment, etc) in our briefing before we start our journey from our Office.
Everest Base Camp Trek Safety
Discovery World Trekking guarantees our valuable clients' safety, security, and satisfaction. Safety is the utmost important concern for us. For the trek, we will be carrying all the necessary gear, equipment, and first aid kits. Our leaders and guides have vast knowledge and have extensive first aid training. If a trekker falls sick due to the altitude, it is entirely up to the trekker to decide if he/she will further continue, as health is very important. In case of emergency, the rescue helicopter will always be ready to bring you back from the higher elevation. During the trek, every group will be together so that everyone is safe and won't wander off alone.
Most importantly, tipping is at the traveler’s discretion and should be relied on good service that does not form the part of wages for your Guides, porters, and crew although they are very much appreciated. In Nepalese culture, a tip is an accepted and honored way to say thank you (Dhanyabada) for good service. Normally the tips are offered at the end of the trek and this is best done as a group. Most groups will give the trips in farewell dinner on the last evening or last day of the trek, to mark the end of the trip. The amount of the trip is entirely a personal preference that may be more or less depending upon your perception of service quality, length of trip, budget, and appreciation of their work. It is important to Discovery World Trekking crews who professionally take care of you all the time during the trekking, inspire excellent service, and offer enriching journey- a trip of once in a lifetime experience. We ensure that all of our crews including guides and porters are paid well and treated fairly with respect
Discovery World Trekking Crews
During the Everest Base Camp Trekking, you will be accompanied by our local best-trained and well-experienced guides / Sherpa to make your journey even more comfortable and memorable. All guides are well trained licensed with a prior experience they have spent years trekking / climbing a peak all over the world. Porters will also be assigned to carry your luggage. Two people will be assigned to one porter. Combined luggage should not exceed more than 18 kg. We never overload our porters. We divide a proportion of one porter for two members and one assistant guide for a group of 12 or above members. If required we can also have one porter per person. Our crew members are the local people of high Himalayas remote areas and their physical endurance and heredity nature can live easily and comfortably at high altitudes without being affected. All our staffs are very valuable to us, they are well paid and we take care of their insurance, clothing, food, and lodging throughout the expedition. All our Guides and Porters receive Medical care when ill or injured. We always make sure that they are happy as we believe that only happy people can make others happy The local expert trek leader to guide you is specialized under the following subject. We provide basic accommodation for our guides and porters or tent with the sleeping gear and we also provided them with food and warm drinks.
Intensive Wilderness First Aid
Authorized certificate of Trekking Guide Training
Fluency speaking English and other major Languages
Conservation and biodiversity
Rock climbing advance mountaineering training first aid
We strongly believe that our environment has to be protected as tourism may bring negative effects on it. We highlight the positive aspects of tourism on the environment. Furthermore, Discovery World Trekking works together with the Kathmandu Environmental Education Project (KEEP) and organizes eco-friendly trips about most environmentally sensitive and culturally rewarding that meet the expectation of both travelers and communities.
Booking and payment process
Discovery world trekking is a government authorized, registered, licensed, and bonded as trekking and touring operator in Nepal. The company-registered number is 87657/068/069. We are a member of the Trekking Agency Association of Nepal (TAAN), Nepal Mountaineering Association (NMA). Therefore, book Discovery World Trekking trip with confidence as we are reliable.10% of payment in advance and other necessary documentation like passport copy, passport size photos, travel insurance policy, arrival and departure flight detailed can be made later but must not exceed within two weeks’ period from the booking date. The number of domestic flights for Lukla is limited but being very busy during the trekking seasons. Payment is to be made by bank transfer, western union, and online payment directly from our website. The remaining trip cost can be paid whether in cash or by bank transfer and credit card when your arrival in Nepal. Furthermore, we put forward the necessary modes of payment details as per your convenience by mail.
Last minute booking
Discovery World Trekking has offered the special provision of last-minute booking with regard to The Everest Base Camp trek. Under this condition, the last-minute booking with 100% trip payment within 24 hours is accepted
After the completion of the trek, you may want to stay a couple of days extra in Nepal. With the free time, exploring, visiting a tour of Kathmandu, sightseeing, Nagarkot view trip, Chitwan jungle safari, paragliding, rafting, canoeing are such activities that can be done.
After completing the Everest Base Camp trek, there will be a farewell dinner held where Discovery World trekking will give you a company t-shirt, digitally printed certificate of trek achievement along a key ring. We would highly appreciate it if you would give compliments, comment, or complain about the service provided and the team performances as we always strive to be better.
Group Discount Prices
|No. of Persons||Price per Person|
|1 Pax||US$ 4000|
|2 Paxes||US$ 2600|
|3 Paxes||US$ 2300|
|4 Paxes||US$ 2050|
Discovery World Trekking
Everest base camp Trek
Finally struck off EBC from the bucket list with an extremely professional and well-organized tour with Discovery world trekking! We took on a 10-day trek package with Discovery and what impressed me most was the professionalism of Paul Gurung and his team. Paul was very responsive to our queries about the trek and from the moment we arrived at the airport, he was there behind the scenes making our trip as smooth sailing as possible. During our trek, our trekking guide Saroz was amazing and would constantly check on our well being and give us tips on how to avoid AMS. He was really fun to chill with and it was nice seeing his enthusiasm for the trek as well. Our porters were amazing as well and they made sure we got to EBC in the best condition possible. To add on, Discovery was v well connected and often we stayed in guesthouses which exceeded my expectations. We were also able to get the first flight out of lukla when the weather was turning for the worse which was a major plus point. Discovery has been a great choice for our trek and deserves the highest praise:) Thanks for the memories discovery!
Nepal during Covid -19 Once in a lifetime opportunity
Just back from an amazing experience trekking to Everest Base Camp (5,364m), Kala Patthar (5,643m), Cho La Pass (5,420m), and Gokyo Ri (5,360m) in November 2020. I had planned the trek for nearly a year but was interrupted by the pandemic. I caught a mild version of Covid in late September, and tested positive for antibodies right about the time Nepal re-opened for trekking and mountaineering mid-October and saw the opportunity of a lifetime; to trek nearly undisturbed in what could otherwise be a fairly crowded peak-season.
I came in contact with Paul and had long and detailed discussions about Nepal&rsquo's travel restrictions; visa, insurance, and PCR test requirements, etc. Paul and his team were extremely helpful and updated me on all the latest news, how to interpret the regulation while helping me apply for a visa. In the end, I had no trouble entering Nepal or continuing my journey towards Everest. I traveled to Kathmandu in early November, was met at the airport by my guide, Karan, who brought me to my hotel and helped me get the required PCR test to allow me to continue my journey to Lukla. Karan was very helpful throughout the trek; had updated knowledge of which villages were open or closed (all of the major hubs along the trail were open, although maybe only 1-2 lodges in each village),
he provided me with face masks and alcogel when needed and helped me set the right trekking pace depending on how strong or tired I felt. He carried a sizeable medical kit, tested my blood oxygen level (pulse oximeter) every night, and provided me with Diamox (voluntary) as a precaution when we got above 4,000m, to help prevent altitude sickness. In the end, I experienced only very mild symptoms. Trekking during the pandemic never felt like a concern; in part because I had antibodies (although you never know how long or well such protection lasts), but also because social distancing is rarely a problem on the Everest trail. Although we did meet a few very nice fellow trekkers at some lodges, half the nights we were the only guests in the lodge. When crossing Cho La Pass(5,420m) from Dzongla to Gokyo we trekked for nearly 8h without meeting a single soul (tourist or Nepali) on the trail.
The trek went from Lukla to EBC, Kala Patthar, Cho La, and Gokyo back to Lukla, covering 190km in at times very tough terrain. It was planned for 14 days but we did it in 12, at my own request. It was very demanding at times (I chose to carry my own 14kg backpack), but the views and the experience were amazing and clearly worth all the effort. The weather was optimal; clear skies all days except 1½. Very cold at night, particularly when 4,000m, but warm/mild in the daytime. Food was very good; avoid meat, aim mainly for boiled food and you will be fine. I experienced no stomach issues.
In the end, I am extremely pleased with my journey, very thankful to Paul and Karan for all their efforts, and hope that more people discover the advantages of visiting Nepal while the number of visitors remains far below the usual.
Trip of a lifetime
After graduating, I wanted to do something that will be my ultimate travel and experience before start working, to go to the Everest Base Camp. so in short notice, I've been inquiring with several trekking companies but surprisingly Discovery World Trekking seemed the only company that responded well, fast, and very excited about making my dream come true. After emailing and discussing the plan and itinerary for the journey, everything went smooth and I was set to go! Unfortunately, when I arrived at KTM airport, I didn't receive my checked-in luggage after hours of waiting. I went out to be greeted with Paul, the owner and founder of Discovery World Trekking alongside side with Saroz. They helped me to sort things out with my missing luggage and provided me with assistance until I received my luggage the next day. The hotel I was staying at was Tibet Guest House it was amazing and very comfortable! throughout the journey, the guide who was my guide has become a very good company and friend. He took care of me very well, attentive in every detail and I couldn't be more than happier to trek with him. He knows the route well, telling me about the stories and cultures, the people, food and so many things! He is the person, a friend, and a guide that you would want to travel with! All through the journey,
the experience was great! the teahouses that we stayed was very comfortable, clean and nice! Especially after hours of trekking, I bet you will be looking forward to that! The food was excellent and I could pick anything from the menu, that was a privilege on how one should enjoy the journey. the trekking Paul kept in touch with me and Saroz, asking how everything went, motivating me and I felt looked after all throughout the trek and afterward! If you're looking for a reputable, friendly, fun, enthusiastic, and professional trekking company in Nepal, I would highly recommend Discovery World Trekking, they win in so many aspects, they did volunteering with the Discovery Channel in fact you would want to and will be helping a local operator especially because Nepal is recovering post-earthquake. I'm looking forward to trek with Discovery World trekking in the future especially with Paul and the team! I wish the DWT team all the best and thank you so much, they are the best!