Everest Base Camp Hike Tour - 17 Days

Everest Base Camp Hike Tour - 17 Days
Trip Facts
Destination Nepal
Activity Everest Treks
Accomodation Three Star Hotel in Kathmandu, Tea house/ Lodge during the trek
Region Everest Region
Distance lukla-EBC-Lukla(130km/80miles)
Start / End point Kathmandu / Kathmandu
Duration 17 Days
Max. Altitude 5,555m at Kalapatthar
Meals Included Breakfast at hotel in Kathmandu, All meals (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner) during the trek
Group size 2-30
Nature of Trek Lodge to Lodge Trekking
Best Season Feb, Mar, Apri, May, June, Sep, Oct, Nov & Dec
Trip Code DWTKO7
Activity Per Day Approximately 4-6 hrs walking
Transportation Domestic flight (KTM-Lukla-KTM) and private vehicle (Transportation)
Grade Challenging

Everest Base Camp Hike

A blend of classic Everest Base Camp hike around culturally-rich Kathmandu Valley, this trek is a trailer to what Nepal has to offer. Surrounded by a blanket of mystic Himalayas, this trail is a bucket of wonders. We follow the route from the historical town of Kathmandu to the base of the world's highest mountain, the mighty Everest. Within this range, we will witness the gracious hospitality of the diverse Nepalese people, the alluring landscape, and dense forests with a variation of floras and faunas. As we traverse the ancient alleys and Durbar Squares in Kathmandu, we dive into the historical fascination of the country. We indulge ourselves in the exquisite cuisine of Kathmandu valley and walk past the artistic city of temples. We further march with the clouds en route to Everest Base Camp and relish the serenity of nature. Summarizing the entire voyage, we witness everything from the depth of UNESCO Heritage Sites to the towering mountains of the world. A highly recommended trek, Everest Base Camp trek with Kathmandu Valley sightseeing is a once-in-a-lifetime experience!


  • World’s highest airport in Syangboche
  • Explore the culture and lifestyles of the local Sherpa people
  • The exquisiteness of the world’s highest peak, Mt. Everest (8,848m)
  • View of other peaks such as Mt. Lhotse(8,516m), Cho Oyu(8,201m) and Mt.Makalu (8,463m)
  • Explore UNESCO World Heritage Sites
  • Prayer wheels, colourful flags, Mani stones, high suspension bridges
  • The wide range of Flora and Fauna
  • Ancient monastery in Tengboche
  • Wildlife like musk deer, colourful pheasants, snow leopard and Himalayan Thar
  • Highest glacier on Earth- Khumbu Glacier (4900 m)
  • Amazing panoramic view from Kala Patthar (5,555m)

Everest Base Camp Hike Lengthy Route

A combo of culture, nature, experience, and warm hospitality, Everest Base Camp hike with Kathmandu  Valley sightseeing is a package filled with awe-inspiring marvels. This trek presents us with a spectacular Himalayan range amidst the scenic trail, colorful prayer flags, and prayer wheels. With its diverse offerings of floras and faunas, this classic trail offers much more than just astounding landscapes. With the warm hospitality of Sherpa people, their culture and traditions, the amazing cuisines up there, and surprisingly good restaurants and bakeries, the trail to Everest Base Camp is a journey of a lifetime.

We start our journey by exploring the historical sights around Kathmandu. We explore the diversity in people, culture, traditions, religions, and much more. Kathmandu city is a glimpse of the entire Nepal, and we definitely will enjoy our day strolling around the city. We fly in between the clouds, above 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/29,028ft), Ama Dablam(6,812m), Lhotse(8,516m), Nuptse(7,861m), Thamserku(6,623m), we reach Dingboche(4,360m). With another day to adjust to the increasing elevation, we explore the depth of Dingboche. We reach Everest Base Camp(5,364m/17,598ft) through Lobuche(4,930m), where we get accompanied by the Humongous peaks throughout the trail. When the first ray of sunlight slowly kisses 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/18,208ft).

We descend back to Pheriche(4,210m) from Gorak Shep(5,185m). Followed by a downhill walk to Tengboche, we move ahead to Namche Bazar. As we descend to Phakding, the view of the Himalayas slowly decreases. The trail from Phakding to Lukla is the last walk of our trek. A final glimpse of the Himalayas can be thoroughly enjoyed on our flight back to Kathmandu.

This trek is for beginner trekkers with good physical health, which provides enough time to acclimatize to high altitudes. A classic trekking route, this package is for everyone who wants to reach the foothills of Everest comfortably, at a slow and steady pace.

Discovery World Trekking will arrange a comfortable arrival and stay at a hotel in Kathmandu a day before our '17 Days Everest Base Camp Trek'. 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.

Day to Day Itinerary

  1. day 1

    Arrival to Kathmandu (Trinhuvan International Airport-TIA) (1,350m/4,450ft), transfer to hotel

    You are heartily welcome to Himalayan kingdom of Nepal. Upon arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport (TIA) and after clearing customs and immigration, you will be special welcomed, greeted at the first meeting by our personal representative at the arrival zone (we assure you that our complete team roster at Discovery World Trekking (DWT) is professionally certified and registered with the government). Then, you are free hassle transferred with private transportation to selected hotel in Kathmandu, centrally and conveniently located in the Thamel area of Kathmandu. Thamel is well known as an exciting tourist hub and has a full range of restaurants and cuisine, gear and souvenir shops, pubs, nightspots and tourist facilities.

    • Overnight at Three Start hotel in Kathmandu
  2. day 2

    Full Day Kathmandu Valley Sightseeing & Trek Preparation

    The city of unique architecture and rich culture, Kathmandu Valley is a small glimpse of entire Nepal. Today we will go on a guided tour around some of the most historical and spiritual attraction in Kathmandu. We tour around the UNESCO World Heritage sites like Pashupatinath, Swayambhunath (the monkey temple), Boudhanath and the historic Durbar Square. As we relish the wonders, we also get a brief insight into these places from our tour guide. After an entire day dedicated to wandering around Kathmandu, we will prepare for our trek starting the next day. We get a final check of the equipment and gears done by our climbing leader. Also, we meet other trekkers who will be accompanying us on the trek and have a short discussion about the trip.

    • Overnight at Three Start hotel in Kathmandu
    • Breakfast
  3. day 3

    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 minutes
    Highest Altitude 2,850m/9,350 ft
    Trek Duration 3 hours

    Flying between the clouds and above the highest mountains, we start our trek from a flight to Lukla. With a scenic view of the most popular Himalayan ranges like Annapurna and Langtang range, we can get a hint of how it really will be to walk right beside them. Upon reaching the Tenzing Hillary Airport, we begin our hike towards Phakding(2,650m). We ascend down to Thado Koshi River and cross a suspension bridge embellished with prayer flags. From this point, the view of Mount Kusum Kanguru(6,367m) is very majestic. We pass through Chaurikharka Village and halt at Phakding for the day. The short yet refreshing walk will be beneficial for acclimatizing with the weather. Despite the small area covered by Phakding, there is so much more to explore. As a starting point for most of the Everest region trek, Phakding offers a wide range of restaurants, shops and leisure places. As we ramble around the village, we prepare for the actual hike that starts the next day.

    • Overnight at "Khumbu Travel Lodge” room with attached bathroom.
    • Included standard meals ( Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner )
  4. day 4

    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 our morning with chilly weather and a warm cup of tea. We start our actual hike from today, so we walk as early as possible. Continuing along the bank of Dudh Koshi River, we will traverse through several suspension bridges. The lively and vibrant colour of the prayer flags all along the trail will, without doubt, make it remarkably exciting. After a few hours of walking, we reach Monjo Village from where the Sagarmatha National Park starts. We get our permits registered there and follow the trail through a dense forest. As we climb slowly, we see the face of Mount Everest(8,848m) emerging. The challenging hike is covered easily with the unspoken beauty of the Himalayas.

    • Overnight at “Sakura Guest House” room with attached bathroom.
    • Included standard meals ( Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner )
  5. day 5

    Rest day and Acclimatization at Namche Bazaar

    Namche Bazaar, the gateway to Everest, has a lot of hidden gems. From hotels and restaurants to souvenirs and gifts shops, Namche has almost everything available as that of in the city areas. It is highly recommended not to sit idle this day. The golden rule of acclimatizing is to "High hike, and sleep low". We have an optional yet suggested hike to the Khumjung and visit the Sagarmatha National Park visitor centre. Adding up some spice to our journey, we visit the Hillary school and old monasteries on the way to Khumjung. En route to Khumjung, there is a famous monastery that houses a 'Yeti-scalp'. Additionally, we also visit the world's highest-situated airport, Syangboche Airport, and hike up to Everest View Hotel for a spectacular view of the Mount Everest. Bound by limited time, we only visit a handful of places as we adjust to the thinning air.

    • Overnight at “Sakura Guest House” room with attached bathroom.
    • Included standard meals ( Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner )
  6. day 6

    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 3,440m/11,285 ft
    Trek Duration 5 hours

    With a little relaxation the previous day, we move ahead to reach Deboche. The trail is filled with uphill and downhill walks, making it challenging. But with the brilliant view of the Himalayas and occasional spotting of wildlife, we cross the path without even realising. As we move ahead to cross the Dudh Koshi river, we observe diverse floras and faunas. We reach Phunki Tenga, where we can see the panoramic scenery of the entire village. 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), the trail leads to Tengboche Monastery. Also known as 'Monastery on the top of the hill', we will loosen up there for a while and continue with the journey. We halt at Deboche and surrender to the beauty of the place as we prepare for the next day.

    • Overnight at “Paradise lodge”
    • Included standard meals ( Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner )
  7. day 7

    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 head toward Pangboche(3,985m) village passing through many Stupas, mani walls and small villages. We spectate the up-close magical view of Ama Dablam(6,812m) from here. The trek becomes lighter as we enter the Imja Valley following the Lobuche River. We descend to the river and climb a steep uphill towards Dingboche(4,360m). The route turns to be quite challenging as we ascend to higher elevation and the decreasing level of the oxygen. Dingboche, as known as the summer valley, comprises a beautiful arrangement of the fields enclosed by stone walls protecting crops like barley, buckwheat and potatoes. The view from Dingboche, to be explained in words, is majestic with a blanket of the Himalayas covering the modest valley.

    • Overnight at “Hotel Good Luck”
    • Included standard meals ( Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner )
  8. day 8

    Rest day and Acclimatization at Dingboche

    We take a scheduled acclimatization day at Dingboche. We let our body adjust to the thinning air and avoid pressurizing ourselves. We follow the golden rule of climbing at a higher altitude and take a short hiking trip around the valley. 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) and Island peak(6,189 m). To the north, we can observe more Himalaya peaks rising over the Khumbu Valley and the magnificent Dingboche village. The steep and rocky hike views enhanced and a close-up of the Himalayas with every turn we take. While our body acclimatizes, we calm our mind with amazing views of the untouched beauty of the mountains.

    • Overnight at “Hotel Good Luck”
    • Included standard meals ( Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner )
  9. day 9

    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
    Trek Duration 5 hours

    One of the best routes in the trek, the path to Lobuche is outstanding. We are accompanied by dazzling mountain view the entire trek. 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 see an enhanced and intimate view of the mountains. The trail becomes steeper as we advance to Thukla. The mesmerizingly beautiful trail will help us cross the challenging hike to Lobuche. On the way, we see memorial statues of the climber who lost their lives on their way to Everest. We take short breaks and enjoy all these prominent sights. We conclude our day with an overnight stay at Lobuche.

    • Overnight at “Mother Earth House”
    • Included standard meals ( Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner )
  10. day 10

    Trek from Lobuche (4,930m/16,175 ft) 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 “Buddha Lodge”
    • Included standard meals ( Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner )
  11. day 11

    Hike to Kala Patthar(5,555m/18,208ft)-viewpoint, trek to Gorak Shep to Pheriche (4,250m/13,945ft) -

    Itinerary Facts
    Trek Distance 9.6 km/6 miles
    Highest Altitude 5,555m/18,208ft
    Trek Duration 5 hours

    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 Base Camp 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 further descend to Pheriche(4,250m) and rest for the day. The trail can be enjoyable with forest and meadows complementing to one of our mightiest achievements.

    • Overnight at “Himalayan Hotel”
    • Included standard meals ( Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner )
  12. day 12

    Trek from Pheriche (4,250m/13,945ft) to Tengboche (3,855 m/12,850 ft)

    Itinerary Facts
    Trek Distance 8.5 km, 5.2 Milles
    Highest Altitude 4,250m/13,945ft
    Trek Duration 4-5 hours

    Through rhododendron forest, we descend from Debouche to the hilltop village of Tengboche. The trail is relatively relaxed with a steady downhill followed by a gentle uphill. We cross the beautiful bridge over Imja Khola on your way back. As we head into the forest of Juniper, we immerse ourselves amidst nature. Tengboche has famous monasteries and great views in all directions. With an easier walk downhill, we can roam around the village and discover new wonders.

    • Overnight at “Paradise lodge”
    • Included standard meals ( Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner )
  13. day 13

    Trek from Tengboche (3,855 m/12,850 ft) to Namche Bazaar (3,440m/11,285 ft)

    Itinerary Facts
    Trek Distance 9.2 km/5.7 miles
    Highest Altitude 3,855 m/12,850 ft
    Trek Duration 5 hours

    The following trail has a lot of downhills. As we head down, the path will remind us of our journey uphill. It will be no surprise if we keep wondering how we climbed all the steps. The vibrant colour of prayer flags and elegant Stupas, the tip of Mount Everest and back of Mount Lhotse, this path has a lot of photographic moments. We halt at Namche Bazaar for this day and enjoy the world-famous bakeries. After all, we deserve something sweet for accomplishing the mighty trek. Also, we can visit the sites we skipped on our way up.

    • Overnight at “Sakura Guest House” room with attached bathroom.
    • Included standard meals ( Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner )
  14. day 14

    Trek from Namche Bazaar (3,440m/11,285 ft) to Phakding (2,650m/8,690 ft)

    Itinerary Facts
    Trek Distance 7.4 km/4.5 miles
    Highest Altitude 3,440m/11,285 ft
    Trek Duration 4-5 hours

    We head back to the small village of Phakding. The trail comprises mostly downhill. As hard as it is to climb uphill, going downhill is equally demanding. On our way back, we observe a final up-close view of majestic mountains on the horizon. Through small villages and narrow forests, we pass through the thrilling suspension bridges on our way back. We reach Phakding after a mild walk through Benkar. We'll have adequate time to relax and enjoy the rest of the day with good food and serene ambience. We can look around the village for a game of pool and snooker.

    • Overnight at "Khumbu Travel Lodge” room with attached bathroom.
    • Included standard meals ( Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner )
  15. day 15

    Trek from Phakding (2,650m/8,690 ft) to Lukla (2,850m/9,350 ft)

    Itinerary Facts
    Trek Distance 6.2 km/3.8 miles)
    Highest Altitude 2,850m/9,350 ft
    Trek Duration 3-4 hours

    We conclude the walk in the Everest region today. We hike back to Lukla following a mild uphill and downhill. As we move ahead on to Lukla, we further reach a small village. At the intersection, we can take a left turn up towards the trees. The route through the village leads down to the main trail connecting at the side stream before Toktok. Seeing the same view from a different angle will impress us. Eventually, we reach Lukla following the path where we stay overnight. As one last day in this region, we enjoy to our fullest. It is an excellent day to spoil oneself with all the luxury Lukla offers.

    • Overnight at Comfort Inn” room with attached bathroom.
    • Included standard meals ( Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner )
  16. day 16

    Fly back to Kathmandu (1400m / 4,593 ft) from Lukla (2,850m/9,350 ft)

    Itinerary Facts
    Flight Hours 40 minutes

    After having a pleasant breakfast, we leave for Kathmandu through a 40-minute flight. With no more trekking uphill or downhill, we enjoy the luxury of seeing the sparkling mountains on our way back. The way back from the world's most extreme airport is a memorable one. With a heart filled with a pleasant memory of the place, we conclude our trek. We will escort you back to your hotel upon reaching Kathmandu. You can wander the alleys of Kathmandu on your own and end the day with good food and a little music. Also, if you wish to extend your stay, we will be glad to assist you. We can customize the package as per your request.

    • Overnight at Three Star hotel in Kathmandu
    • Included standard meals ( Breakfast + Dinner )
  17. day 17

    Transfer to Kathmandu’s Tribhuvan International Airport (TIA) for your international departure

    Our personal representative will accompany you by private vehicle to the international airport for your final departure home. We really hope that you’ve enjoyed adventure holiday in Nepal with us. Please remember Discover World Trekking fondly and we hope that you will come back soon! Have a pleasant journey home!

    • Included Meal (Breakfast)

What is Included?

  • Pick up & drop off from airport to hotel and vice versa in private vehicle
  • Full day Kathmandu valley sightseeing with tour guide, private transportation, entrance fees to world heritage sites
  • Three nights accommodation with breakfast at three star hotel in Kathmandu
  • Six nights at Lukla, Phakding (2N) and Namche (3N) room with private attached bathroom, Seven nights in standard room at Tengboche (2 N), Dingboche (2 N), Loboche, Gorakshep, and Pheriche (twin sharing room ) - 13 Nights
  • Domestic Flights (Kathmandu – Lukla – Kathmandu) Tickets and airport departure taxes
  • All Standard Meals (13 Lunches, 14 Dinners and 17 Breakfasts) 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
  • Provide pulse oximeter for the blood oxygen saturation level monitor to high altitude. It is an important indicator to recognize early signs of impending altitude sickness and other potential health risks.
  • Medical Kit.
  • The arrangement of sleeping bags and down jackets if you do not have your own.
  • 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 Tribhuwan Internationa Airport- (15 days - $25-30, 30 days- $40-50 and 90 days- $100-110)
  • Excess baggage charges (Limit is 9kg per Person)
  • All 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 expense (shopping, snacks, boil bottle 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 out of management control, for example, landslide, weather condition, itinerary modification due to safety concerns, illness, change of government policies, strikes etc.
  • All the costs and expenses which are not listed in "cost includes" will be counted as Excludes

Everest Base Camp Map

Route Map

Equipment lists for Everest Base Camp hike

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 Wide-brimmed hat
  • Headlight with extra batteries


  • Sunscreen
  • Sunglass with UV protection
  • Face/body wipes
  • Hands
  • 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 in rent in Kathmandu)
  • Sweater
  • Water proof jacket and pants


  • Hiking Boots
  • Thick wool socks (Take an extra pair of thick light socks)

Essential gear

  • Backpack or daypack (Size depends on whether you take porter or not).
  • Thermal bottle
  • Water purification
  • Trekking pole
  • Sleeping bag (-15 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

Personal accessories

  • Money
  • Watch
  • Cell phone
  • Camera

Extra items

  • First aid kit
  • Extra passport photos and photocopies of passport
  • Notebook and pen
  • Binoculars

Everest Base Camp Long Hike Tour Information

Safety precaution for Everest Base Camp hike Tour

The Mighty Everest base camp lies in Solukhumbu District of Nepal, a must-visit tourist destination recognized by Lonely Planet, TripAdvisor, and Many. The nearest city to Everest base camp is Lukla & Namche Bazaar where the population is less than 2000 at 3500 elevations where you’ll be doing social distancing naturally. Furthermore, in the route, you won’t find many people as the long trails go for 12-17 days long. The route consists of notable places like Lukla, Namche Bazar, Lobuche, Gorak sheep, and so on where the combined population of the Area is roughly 4 thousand. You’ll be completely wandering in the solace of nature along with our crew ( Trek leaders and porters) 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,

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 Everest Base Camp

Early in the morning, your guide will come to pick you up at your stay hotel in Kathmandu with private transportation then take you to a domestic airport for 40 minutes flight to Lukla from where our trek to Everest starts. 

Kathmandu to Lukla and Lukla to Kathmandu Flights included in package!

Don't Worry, We'll Pick You!

Discovery World Trekking provides free airport arrival and departure transfer on any flight for the Everest Base Camp Trek package. You will be received from our representative crew from Discovery World Trekking regardless of the flight you take holding a pamphlet of your name and our company name with a warm-hearted welcome with either a khada or a marigold garland and you’ll be escorted to your hotel with all comfort possible.

Accommodation in Kathmandu hotel and During The Trek

As per the package, three nights at a three-star hotel in Kathmandu is included (Single accommodation for solo trekkers, a twin sharing for the group) Stay at a mountain where we use the best available lodge and select the best accommodation in Everest. We provide Six nights at Lukla, Phakding, and Namche room with private attached bathroom, Seven nights in a standard room at Tengboche (2 N), Dingboche (2 N), Lobuche, Gorakshep, and Pheriche (twin sharing ) - 13 Nights

Hot showers, Wi-Fi will be available at an extra cost in possible places.

The Meals

Our trek is all over high elevations near the world’s highest peak which means your body needs enough carbohydrate, protein, nutrition as food is fuel for the body to hike on such humongous Himalayan trails. The meal on this trek is very convenient but not as in cities.
There will be 17 Breakfasts, 13 Lunch and 14 Dinners will be provided in the trek.

Some of the popular menu items are -

Seventeen breakfasts - ( Oatmeal, Corn Flakes, French toast with Jam, Butter, Cheese, and Honey Tibetan bread or Chapati Local tsampa porridge, Hashed brown eggs, Varieties of eggs (Omelets) Pancakes Muesli Breads Fruits and Vegetables Hot drinks like varieties of teas and coffees Hot chocolates, etc)

Thirteen lunch - (Dhal, Bhat & Tarkari (Dal Bhat power 24 hours) Tibetan Bread Various Soups items Sherpa Stew Steaks Sandwiches Momo (dumplings) Macaroni dishes Tenduk Spaghetti Noodles Thukpa Pasta Vegetable curry Potatoes items Vegetable and salad Pizza (Tomato, Mushroom, Mixed) Snakes (Papad, Prawn) Desserts items (Rice Pudding, Apple pie), etc)

Fourteen dinners -( Dhal, Bhat & Tarkari Tibetan Bread Various Soups items Sherpa Stew Steaks Sandwiches Momo (dumplings) Macaroni dishes Tenduk Spaghetti Noodles Thukpa Pasta Vegetable curry Potatoes items Vegetable and salad Pizza (, Tomato, Mushroom, Mixed) Snacks (Papad, Prawn) Korean Raman Desserts items (Rice Pudding, Apple pie), Hard Drinks Steaks, etc.) are available on the menu during the trek.

The best selected from the menu of the lodge which will be fresh, hygienic, tasty, and nutritious. The menu is a combination of traditional local, Asian, and western cuisine almost everywhere but as we go up close, the menu list will be shorted. We highly recommend liquids green tea, lemon tea, hot lemon, ginger tea and garlic soup(must), etc. at high altitude and also the fresh vegetable items for health benefit.

Tho plenty of non-veg items will be available we won’t recommend any of them because the meat in such places is not hygienic and healthy during the trek. We highly encourage to avoid dairy and cheesy items and strongly suggest not to consume Alcoholic drinks, caffeinated items, hot chocolates as experts suggest to avoid such items during such high elevation treks.

All Personal Bills (Alcoholic Drinks, Hot and Cold Drinks) in tea house/ Lodges or in cafe except Standard Meals(Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner with seasonal fruits) are excluded from Package.

Best Time For Everet base camp

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. Tho live forecast of Everest base camp can be gain here, it’s yet very hard to predict being 100% sure. People trek 12 months of the year up to Everest base camp trek but certainly, there is ups and downs in every season, It is best suited to trek during the spring and the 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.

Tho during the winters and monsoon, it becomes a bit challenging to trek due to heavy snowfall, cold temperature but that’s what excites many trekkers.

January to February

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. Tho live forecast of Everest base camp can be gain here, it’s yet very hard to predict being 100% sure. People trek 12 months of the year up to Everest base camp trek but certainly, there is ups and downs in every season, It is best suited to trek during the spring and the 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.

Temperatures 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.

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.

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 too 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.

Around 20°C at daylights to -5°C at night

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 day time 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 the end. Tourists in this season are also attracted by the main festival of Nepal; Dashain and Tihar.

Temperature goes up to 20 degrees in the day time and falls down to 5 degrees

November to December

As winter slowly begins, snow falls begin in the Himalayas region and it eventually gets tough to trek. Nights get very 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 tonight.


Altitude sickness is commonly faced by many trekkers and will need immediate treatment and shouldn’t be left ignored. 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 12 and 14 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 cure would be to descend immediately. Also, it is important to know that your group leader has the definitive response to decide whether you can continue the trek based on your overall health conditions.

Trip Grade: Fitness level, Medical, and Health

The Everest Base Camp trek is a challenging yet rewarding trek. The hiking will be from 5 to 7 hours a day depending on the destination, taking regular breaks where we admire the mountain views. The trek routes involve long climbs, steep descents, and a steep forward trail in the rocky paths and the forests as well. To go on such treks, the fitter, the more comfortable and enjoyable the journey will be. If you have experience or enjoy trekking, this may be an advantage for you. This trek is not recommended to those who suffer from sensitive medical conditions such as heart or lung disease.

Trekking group/single

We organize a group as well as a private trek. The price of group discount is applied with having your own paxes at your group and price will be the same whether group joining or private touring. We are able to lead and handle any size of the participants in a group. There will be a group leader Guide, a porter for every two trekkers, and an assistant guide for a group of 12 or above trekking members.

A typical day on the Everest Base Camp 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, we are accompanied by experienced, friendly, and qualified expert Sherpa’s sharing of information and historical facts about the places as we trek. We will also be accompanied by the porters who carry our luggage. However, we will be carrying our small regular day bag pack of 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 day’s walk around 7 AM to 8 AM, depending on the duration and nature of the day’s walk. After trekking for three to four hours, lunch will be served 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 have free time to explore nearby places.
Dinner is served around 6 PM to 7 PM. After dinner and before going to bed, we indulge 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

On the Everest Base Camp Trek, the use of internet service will be available at the lodges with some extra service charge. You can contact your family and friends via the lodges, but once we reach high altitudes communication will be through the phone for safety proposes.

We'll communicate all our valuable clients through our leader at least once a day to make sure you're fine, safe, feel right, and have everything up there. You'll always be connected to Kathmandu's DWT office for any kind of help during the trek. Also, depending on the kind of network you use, there will be a signal but not very strong before the high altitude. At your request, we can provide you with a separate local sim card (Most of the places have wifi service available with an extra cost) for good access to connect.

Normally Wi-Fi works every part of the trek in lodge/lodges which will be provided with an extra cost.

Extra personal expenses on trekking

Discovery World Trekking tries to provide all extra expenses excluded from the package.  All our valuable clients will have to bring personal spending money with them to cover costs of Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu, visa process, travel insurance policy purchase, beverages, snacks for the trek, WiFi, hot and cold drinks, tips to the trekking crew members, souvenirs, etc. We recommend bringing cash (dollars) which can be changed to rupees here cause during the trek only Nepalese currency is accepted.

Electricity and battery recharge, water on trekking

Throughout the lodges at Everest base camp, electricity for the camera and mobile battery recharge is available at an extra cost in all lodges. Most of the lodges have hydroelectricity and some of them have used solar panels. Water during the trek, you can buy either packed mineral water from local lodges and en route shop or filling boiled water at an extra cost. A water purification pill is will be provided to make water drinkable.

You shouldn't drink water from the river, tap, well up there cause it might not be drinkable as it seems.

Travel insurance

This trip grade is ranked the challenging difficult as it entails the risk of high altitude trekking, potential altitude sickness, and other unforeseen events including sudden climate changes.

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 the 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 the trekking. In case of emergency situations, we will be using the insurance policy and informational documents you sent us. This will help us arrange a quick and effective rescue operation, transfer for emergency medical help, etc. 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 Heli-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 Tribhuwan Internation Aiport. 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.

Money exchange

Nepali Rupees (NPR/Rs) is the local currency.

(1 USD = ~ Rs.120 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 a traveler's cheque, 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 four percent 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 9kg per trekker, Porters will be assigned to carry your luggage, Two people will be assigned with one porter, combined luggage should not exceed more than 18 kgs. We never overload our porters. but a should carry your own knapsack or backpack (with your valuables or anything important) on your own. Only carry what is 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 in our Office.

Responsible travel

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 the most environmentally sensitive and culturally rewarding that meet the expectation of both travelers and communities.

Discovery World Trekking Crews

During the trek to Everest Base Camp, you will be accompanied by our local best trained and well-experienced guides/sherpas 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 one porter, combined luggage should not exceed more than 18 kgs. We never overload our porters, we respect everyone's work. A proportion of one porter for two members and one assistant guide with 8 members (9kg per person). 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 staff is 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 Crew can make our clients happy as DWT has three kinds of family, One is family by blood of everyone in DWT and the other one is all the employee working to run this company and last but not the least is our valuable clients, 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 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


Most importantly, tipping is at travelers' 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, the 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 on the last evening or last day of the trek, to mark the end of the trip. The amount of the tip 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 as you'll be staying with crews for more longs trekking periods which builds a relationship. 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.

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, the book the Discovery World Trekking trip with confidence as we are reliable.10 percent of payment in advance and other necessary documentation like passport copy, passport size photos, travel insurance policy, arrival, and departure flight details can be made later but must not exceed within two weeks’ period from booking the 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

It is best to book in advance but for those who aren't able to for whatever reason Discovery World Trekking has a special provision for a last-minute booking. In the case of last-minute booking with 100% percent trip payment within 24 hours is accepted. We do our best to operate a trek at any time but in case of last-minute booking, we cannot be responsible for delay due to changes beyond our control such as the weather, availability of lodging. Contact us for more information at 977- 9840055491 (Paul) or email us.

Trip extension

After the completion of the trek, you may want to stay a couple of days extra in Nepal as along with mountains there are many beautiful and adventurous places to spend some time here. With the free time, exploring, visiting a tour of Kathmandu, sightseeing, Nagarkot view trip, Chitwan jungle safari, paragliding, rafting, canoeing are can be dessert after EBC trek before you fly back to your home.


After completing the Everest Base Camp trek, there will be a farewell dinner held where Discovery World trekking will give you a company’s digital and printed certificate of trek achievement. We would highly appreciate if you would give compliment, comment or complain about the service provided and the team performance as we always strive to be better in TripAdvisor, Facebook, etc which will help other trekkers to join us in future trips and will also highlight our service to the world.

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Everest Base Camp Trek Company Reviews

Discovery World Trekking

Amazing...once again!! This time Everest Base Camp

5 - Excellent

My friend and I decided to conquer the Everest Base Camp for her 30th birthday. In the past, we had booked ABC with Discovery World trekking and there was no doubt in our minds that we'd be booking with them again. Our first experience was exceptional! Just like last time, Paul was informative and quick to respond. He made planning this trek VERY easy. When we couldn't get out to Lukla for two days (because of the weather), Paul was very good with reassuring us that things would work out (we were on a time constraint) and made arrangements accordingly. In the end, our 12-day trek turned into a 10-day trek. Nonetheless, we made it!!! I cannot say enough about our guide Mansing. He was amazing! He made this trek possible with his constant encouragement, patience, and many jokes to get us through the tough parts of the trail. And the mini snicker bars after a tough climb were a great touch! He was knowledgeable about the trail and defined the term "Nepali flat" quite well for us (once you do EBC, you'll know what I'm talking about :p). He would go out of his way to make sure we were okay and comfortable all the time. Our porter, Manjit was such a pleasure to have around.

Dommie Wcislo celebrated a birthday at Everest Base Camp (5,364m)
He was also very patient with us and would also make sure we were okay all the time. And his singing voice was a bonus on the trail. And how could I forget about the mini dance party we had on the trail on the way down. These two were so great to trek with!! I also wanted to mention that DWT went out of their way to make our trip extra special. We made it to EBC on the day of my friend's 30th birthday. Mansing and Manjit made it possible for a cake to be there when we got there. It was amazing! Singing happy birthday to my friend, at EBC with a bunch of strangers that have just been on the same journey with us is something I will never forget. It was incredibly special. Thank you, DWT for yet another memorable trip!!!

An Amazing Journey

5 - Excellent

Thank you to Discovery World Trekking for such an amazing trip to Everest base camp. My wife and I started looking into a trip to Nepal to do the EBC trek and from all the companies we emailed we are so happy we went with DWT. Each question or concern was answered almost immediately by Paul prior to coming to Nepal and it just got easier after that. Our guide, Dol, was with us to help whenever we needed, first picking us up at the airport to all the good times along the way.

Hayden and Pamela at the Everest base camp(5,364m)
Dol was very good at answering all our questions about the mountains, people, and lifestyles along the way and kept a safe easy pace for everyone in the group. Our porters, Lakshman and Suraj were very quick with our bags, making sure they were in our room before we arrived each day. Once we arrived at base camp Dol presented us with an achievement medal and Paul had a certificate made up for us. These little things made us feel like DWT really cares about their clients. We would definitely book with DWT when we come back to Nepal. Thank you so much for this trip of a lifetime.

A memorable and life-changing experience

5 - Excellent

Discovery World Trekking has provided me with a memorable and life-changing experience with a trek to Everest Base Camp! My wonderful and experienced guide (Mr Mansing) has made the trek very enjoyable for me, providing me with insights about the various scenic mountains, as well as caring for my safety and well-being at every step of the way. On the other hand, the CEO of Discovery World Trekking (Mr Paul) handled the administrative matters systematically, allowing me a hassle-free journey throughout the trip. All in all, I would highly recommend Mr Mansing as your guide for any of the treks suggested by Discovery World Trekking. Last but not least, I would like to thank Discovery World Trekking for this life-changing experience.


How safe is Everest Base Camp trekking?

Discovery World Trekking guarantees 3S for the clients: safety, security, and satisfaction. The team members of Discovery World Trekking will be carrying all the necessary gear, equipment, and first aid kits and they have extensive first aid training. If a trekker falls sick at a high altitude, the leader will decide whether to continue the trek. In case of emergency, Discovery World Trekking has a rescue helicopter to bring you back from the higher elevation. Moreover, Discovery World Trekking also provides an oximeter to monitor the oxygen level at high altitude and offers regular health check-up facilities.

How long will it take to reach Everest Base Camp?

It takes 5 to 17 days to reach Everest Base Camp depending upon the mode of transportation and packages Discovery World Trekking offers.

What are the mode of transportation

You can either trek on foot or by helicopter. Discovery World Trekking offers exciting and reasonable Helicopter trek to Everest Base Camp for 5 days and 10 days. Discovery World Trekking can also customize your tour as per your necessity.

Is Lukla Airport convenient for the flight?

Lukla is at 9,500 feet (2,850m) above sea level. The higher the altitude, the lower the air density. So, the planes need to land at faster speeds. The weather in this area changes constantly, and the cloud cover can be extreme, leading to turbulence, which, though not dangerous, may be tough on passengers.

Lukla is the country’s busiest airport that serves as the port of entry and exit for trekkers hoping to ascend Everest. Discovery World Trekking will try to make your flight pleasant in any circumstances.

What if my flight to or from Lukla is canceled or delayed?

We recommend you to allocate extra 2 / 3 days for Everest Base Camp Trek due to unpredictable weather. In rough weather, flights from Lukla to Kathmandu or vice versa get canceled. In such situations, the flight is automatically rescheduled for the next possible day. 

If you have a very tight schedule, you can charter a helicopter to make sure you are on schedule either for the trek or for your flight back home. However, you will have to bear the helicopter cost. But, if the visibility is less than 1,500 meters, it is impossible to operate a helicopter, and Discovery World Trekking will reschedule the flight.

What is the elevation of Everest Base Camp?

The Mount Everest Base Camp elevation is 17,600 feet (5,364m). You will start the trek after flying into Lukla which is 9,383 feet (or 2,845m). Most trekkers hike to Kala Patthar (18,514ft / 5,555m) for sunrise or sunset.

Do I need any permits before starting the trek to Everest Base Camp?

You need Trekkers’ Information Management Systems (TIMS) card and Sagarmatha National Park Entry Permit. Discovery World Trekking will help you with all those necessary paperwork and let you enjoy your holidays to the fullest.

Do I need travel insurance to trek in the Everest Region?

There are chances that you may need a quick helicopter ride back to Kathmandu to avoid health emergencies, so adequate insurance is a must. The insurance has to cover helicopter rescue & medical evacuation expenses at high altitudes.

What about the insurance of guides and porters?

Our team members - including guides and porters- have insurance, and the company covers their expenses.

Is there any age limit or criteria for trekking to Everest Base Camp?

There is no age limit, but Discovery World Trekking does not recommend children to climb high altitudes. Trekking at high altitudes might have severe effects on a child's health. For adults, you need to be in a good physique and have a positive attitude. Discovery World Trekking does not recommend this trek to those who suffer from certain medical conditions such as heart or lung disease.

What is the luggage limit for porter and flight to Lukla?

Discovery World Trekking normally provides one porter for two trekkers to carry 18 kgs luggage (maximum 9 kg for each trekker).  

The weight limit for the Lukla flight is a total of 10 kgs, and you can hand-carry 5 kg, making your total 15 kg.

What is the weather condition at Everest Base Camp?

Weather on the trail to Everest Base Camp is always changing and impossible to predict. Here is a list of probable temperature and weather conditions in each month.

Month Temperature Weather and Nature 
JanuaryMax 4°C in the daytime to min -17°C in the nights and mornings Blue skies, freezing weather 
February Max 4°C in the daytime to min -15°C in the nights and mornings Mild and humid, good visibility 
March Max 7°C in the daytime to min -12°C in the nights and mornings Days are short and the temperature starts to warm up, chances of occasional snowfalls 
April Max 10°C in the daytime to min -5°C a night Moderate temperature with amazing landscape, rhododendron, and wildflowers 
MayMax 15°C in the daytime to min 0°C a night Days are still long, warm, and sunny 
JuneMax 16°C in the daytime to min -1°C a night Rainy season 
July Max 15°C in the daytime to min 2°C in a night Hot and humid 
August Max 16°C in the daytime to min 2°C in a night Max 16°C in the daytime to min 2°C in a night 
September Max 15°C in the daytime to min 2°C in a night End of monsoon, no clouds 
October Max 12°C in the daytime to min -6°C a night Stable weather condition 
November Max 6°C in the daytime to min -12°C a night Days are sunny and bright, cold during the night, the sleeping bag is most. 
December Max 4°C in the daytime to min -14°C a night Foggy and cloudy weather 

Does Everest Base Camp trekking require Immunization Certificate?

No, you do not. It is not mandatory. But if you have any pre-existing medical conditions, let your trip planner know about this.

Are meals easily available on the trek to Everest Base Camp?

Meals are very convenient but not as much as it is in cities. Along with western meals, you have other options such as chapati, rice, local tsampa porridge, Tibetan bread, various soups like Sherpa stew steaks, Momo (dumplings), Tenduk, noodles, and thukpa. Discovery World Trekking will arrange meals in specific areas for its clients.

Do I need to bring medicines for trekking to Everest Base Camp?

If you are allergic to specific medicines, it is better to consult your doctor and bring your own medicines. Discovery World Trekking regards its clients as family members and takes safety measures to avoid altitude and other sicknesses.

Is there an airport pick-up service by the company?

You will see a Discovery World Trekking representative welcoming you outside the Tribhuvan International Airport arrival lounge holding a pamphlet with your name on it. S/he will take you to your selected hotel in a private vehicle.

I am a vegetarian. Will I get enough meals during the trek?

Discovery World Trekking does not recommend non-veg items at trekking regions because the meat in such places may not be hygienic. We also strongly advise you to avoid dairy and cheese items along with alcohol. So, our packages are suitable for all - vegans, vegetarians, and non-vegetarians.

Is there a cancellation or refund policy?

Discovery World Trekking has cancellation and refund policies. Please visit our terms and conditions page for more information.

What is the booking and payment method for Everest Base Camp Trek?

You need to pay a 10% advance for booking, and the rest after you arrive in Nepal. We accept Credit Cards, but you will be charged an extra amount as a service fee by banks. So, Discovery World Trekking recommends you pay in cash. Major currencies are accepted.

How is the drinking water in the trails to Everest Base Camp?

Bottled water is easily available at a low cost. But you cannot use plastic bottles in the Everest region. So, it is better to carry a thermos with boiled and filtered water. You may need to use water purification drops or tablets, which you can either bring from your own country or buy in Kathmandu. Discovery World Trekking also provides water purifier pills.

What is the level of trekking to the Everest Base Camp?

The trekking level is more difficult than other trekking programs. However, Discovery World Trekking tries its best to make the journey as easy, adventurous, and joyful as possible.

Is Wi-Fi available during the trek?

Yes, most guesthouses offer Wi-Fi for a small charge.

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