|Accomodation||Hotel/Lodge/ Tea House during the trek|
|Distance||lukla-EBC-Lukla (130km / 80miles)|
|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 (Ktm-Lukla-Ktm) and Pick up & Drop off by PrivateTransportation (Hotel-Airport-Hotel)|
Trekking Everest Base Camp in Nepal
Ever dream of trekking to the world’s highest peak? The alluring Himalayas in Nepal is a sight to behold. Weaving through the Mahalangur Himalaya range, hiking up to the Everest Base Camp is the most rewarding ultimate adventurous epic journey for intrepid trekkers for a life-changing experience. The world's highest peak is remunerated with Thrilling heights, breathtaking scenery, challenging landscapes—the world’s best trekking trail not to mention diverse flora and fauna, frozen lakes, and beautiful mountain vistas, suspension bridges spanning chasms of thin air, Buddhist monasteries, unrefined Sherpa culture. With both astonishing views and marvelous adventures, this trek is an opportunity for the roof of the world. Once you taste the cold breeze of Everest, you'll remain nostalgic about it your entire life. Imagine you're surrounded by the world's highest peaks around you and everything seems so pure and heavenly, that's what Everest base camp is!
Historical Important Highlights of Everest Base Camp Tour
- Sherpa culture, lifestyles and monasteries
- Beauty of the world’s highest peak, Mt. Everest (8,848m)
- Other peaks Mt. Lhotse (8,516m), Mt. Makalu (8,463m) and Cho Yu (8,201m)
- Wide range of Flora and Fauna
- Stunning Khumbu Glacier
- Wildlife like snow leopards, musk deer and Himalayan Monal
- Panoramic view from Kala Pathar (5,555m)
- World’s highest airport in Syanboche
- The ancient monastery in Tengboche
Perks of Booking with Discovery World Trekking
- Airport arrival and departure transfer to/from Hotel by private transportation.
- Provide pulse oximeter for 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.
- Arrangement of sleeping bags and down jackets if you do not have your own.
Detailed Everest Base Camp Trek Route Insight
One of the most popular treks, the Everest Base Camp trek route is a remarkable creation of mother nature. Mt Everest has traditionally been the ultimate goal for mountaineers for some time now. This unique trek passes through the Kumbu Region (Sherpa Villages), where trekkers acclimatize and admire the lifestyle and the warm hospitality of the local people. Besides Mt. Everest(29,029 ft/ 8,848.68m), other tall peaks of the world are clearly visible and are a sight not to miss like Lhotse ( 8,516 m/27,940 ft), Nuptse (7,861 m/25,791 ft), Makalu (8,485 meters/27,838 ft), Cho Oyu (26,867 feet/8,189 m)), Ama Dablam (6,812 m/22,349 ft), Thamserku 6,608 m /21,680 ft, Island Peak (6,189 m/20,305 ft), Mera Peak (6,476 m/21,247 ft), Lobuche (4,940 meters/16,210 ft) . The biodiversity is very rich at the Sagarmatha National Park (world heritage site).
The journey to the EBC trek begins with 40 minutes mountain flight to Lukla from Kathmandu. We’ll begin our trek into the village of Phakding ( 2650 m/ 8562 ft ) to Namche Bazaar (3,440m); the Sherpa capital of Nepal or also known as the gateway to Everest Base Camp. Along the way, we’ll pass by exciting things and places like Thaktul Monastery (2,860 me/9,383 ft), Hillary suspension bridge, and a trail full of huge carved stones which is actually called Mane & Chortens in the Sherpa dialect which is there for good blessings and well wishes for locals and travelers: it is said that one should always choose to walk the clockwise direction for good charm while crossing those carved stones as per religious practice. Wandering around this small town, we will experience the beautiful scenery and the lifestyle of the locals. Although we’ll pass by amazing places like Syangboche Airport (Nepal’s Highest altitude Airport), Khumbu Monastery, Yak Farm, Hillary School, Khumbu Monastery (Famous for Yeti Scalp), and so on, our itinerary of 10 days demands timely accent so from Namche Bazaar, the trail goes up to Tengboche, where we’ll come across an ancient Buddhist monastery called Tengboche Monastery a.k.a incense Monastery as Monks and locals practice prayers and meditation. Further, continuing our trek to Dingboche at an elevation of 4,410 meters/14,470 ft, breathtaking peaks, and amazing landscapes await us. Surprisingly, Dingboche is a mountain valley surrounded by ChhuKung Ri (5,550 m /18,209 ft), Imja Lake (5,004 m/16,417 ft), Rivers, and the way to Island peak but still is quite a warm place to stay relatively.
As you’re slowly nearing your destination, the altitude and the challenges increase as trails to EBC are quite unique. The efforts and dedication make this trek worth the time. The journey further continues to Lobuche given the spectacular views over the Himalayas. We finally reach the Everest Base Camp (5,364m/17,598ft), the nearest you could ever be to Mt. Everest (8,848m/29,028ft) and back to Gorak Shep (5,185m). The next day we hike to Kala Patthar viewpoint (5,550m/18,208ft) where we can witness the sunrise on Mt. Everest and also view the Khumbu glacier. Every moment of the trek is worth the dedication and the challenges that have to be faced. The sense of achievement of facing the world’s highest mountain cannot be compared to any other feeling. It definitely encourages you to face any upcoming challenges in your life and pushes you to be a better person and make the world a better place. We trek back to Gorak Shep then to Pheriche 4,371 m/14,341 ft. In between, we’ll see a tribute memorial park where we can see a hill covered with stones and stupas with a tribute to late legends who came to the Khumbu region to conquer their dream peaks representing their Country and we descend down to Namche Bazaar following the route to Lukla. Finally, we’d take the domestic flight back to Kathmandu with a smile on our faces.
The walk through the Himalayas is a stunning journey from start to ending and allows you to not only be able to see the incredible scenery of the highest mountains in the world but also to experience the lifestyle of the Native Sherpa people. No matter the case, your journey to the Everest Base Camp Trek will be full of challenges, excitement, and beauty. 10 days trek is challenging as there is no acclimatization, so clients should look at our variety of Everest Packages.
It is a very important notice to all our clients who are booking Everest base camp trek to inform you that it's a very challenging journey to complete in 10 days due to various reason like weather, climates and with that's said you also must be physically fit to complete it in 10 days as EBC itself is very challenging and it becomes to when it's needed to be completed in 10 days. Discovery World Trekking would also like to recommend all our valuable clients that they should arrive in Kathmandu a day earlier in the afternoon before the day we departed and start our Everest Base Camp Trek the next day, To make sure that you’ll attend our Official Briefing as an important Pre-meeting. The reason we do so is we want to make sure that you get proper mental guidance and necessary information just to have a recheck of equipment and goods for the journey to make sure you haven't forgotten anything and if forgotten, then make sure that you are provided with those things ASAP on that very day. This pre-meeting will give a clear idea about the necessary types of equipment and the challenges you may face in the trek which will be a kind of motivational seminar for you to be prepared and excited about the trek. Similarly, it is best to have at least 1 or 2 days extra because the flight from Kathmandu to Lukla or from Lukla to Kathmandu might be canceled or delayed due to bad weather and that might make you miss your international flight back home.
Mount Everest Base Camp Trek Experience Videos & Pictures
Short Everest Base Camp Trek Route 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 minutes Highest Altitude 2,850m/9,350 ft Trek Duration 3 hours
After a proper meal of breakfast, we will head to the Tribhuvan International Airport for the 40 minutes scenic flight to Tenzing and Hillary Airport at Lukla (2,804m). We will begin our journey towards Everest Base Camp through the prosperous village of Lukla by following the trail of the Dudh Koshi River until we reach Phakding. To acclimatize, today will just be a short hike day. For the rest of the day, we can discuss the schedule of the next day's trek, relax at the lodge with the melody & peace of nature. Then we still stay. In this way, our first day of the journey will be successful & we'll be ready for the Next Day!
- Overnight at “Khumbu Travel Lodge” room with attached bathroom.
- Included standard meals ( Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner )
- 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 will be following the banks of Dudh Koshi river on the second day of our Everest trek, crossing the exciting river via the suspension bridges. We will be crossing one of the famous bridges, the Hillary Suspension Bridge. We will be arriving at the Sagarmatha National Park where our permits will be registered to continue our trek further. Moving ahead, the trail becomes challenging in the steep climb through the dense forest, finally arriving at Namche Bazaar. This Sherpa town or the gateway to "Everest Base Camp", has many quality restaurants, hotels, shops. In this way, our second of the EBC trek will be successful & we'll be ready for the Next Day!
- Overnight at "Sakura Guest House” room with attached bathroom.
- Included standard meals ( Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner )
- day 3
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 continues as the elevation slowly increases. During a clear sky, magnificent views of Everest, Nuptse, Lhotse, and Ama Dablam can be seen. It is absolutely stunning. The trail leads us to a pine forest where local wildlife may be spotted such as musk deer or a herd of Himalayan Thar. We will be passing through the pine forests and then be crossing the prayer flags, decorated over the bridge of the Dudh Koshi river. We arrive at the ancient Tengboche monastery which has a 20 feet sculpture of Budhha. After a victorious day's 3rd trek towards the base camp of Mt Everest, you'll definitely be more excited for the next day!
- Overnight at “Paradise lodge."
- Included standard meals ( Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner )
- day 4
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 4,360m/14,290ft
The uphill trek continues as we head to Pangboche. On the trek, we will cross through many chortens and mane walls and small villages. We will get a spectacular close up of the peak Mt Ama Dablam. We will be entering the Imja valley accompanying the Lobuche river than climbing a steep trail eventually reaching Dingboche. We'll also cross through many meadows and forests. After finally arriving at Dingboche, we get an attractive view of the Ama Dablam peak (6,812m) and Mt. Lhotse (8,516m). We shall spend overnight at this traditional Sherpa village of Dingboche at a lodge. In this way, our 4th day of the Everest Base Camp trek will be thriving & we'll be ready for the Subsequent Day!
- Overnight at “Hotel Good Luck”
- Included standard meals ( Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner )
- day 5
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 endeavor to Lobuche will indeed be a rewarding one as it will be filled with beautiful mountain views. The trail continues along the lateral moraine of the Khumbu Glacier and a small collection of lodges. The trek becomes more challenging as we reach a higher elevation. We will also pass by stone memorials for climbers who have perished on nearby summits. The hike to Lobuche is pleasant. This large settlement has impressive shops and hotels in marvelous settings. In this way, our 5th of the Everest Base Camp trek will be successful & we'll be ready for the Next Day!
- Overnight at “Mother Earth House”
- Included standard meals ( Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner )
- day 6
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
The awaited day is finally here. Today we trek to Everest Base Camp (5,364m), the nearest you could ever be to Mt. Everest without being a climber. We will be trekking through the lateral moraine of the Khumbu Glacier, climbing over steep trails, and finally reaching Gorak Shep. We take a break for lunch and then further continue our trek to the Base Camp of Mt Everest. Once reaching the Everest Base camp, you really appreciate the Everest climbers who bravely stepped the hazardous routes. Then we trek back to Gorak Shep.
In this way, our 6th-day trek to Mt Everest Base Camp will be successful & we'll be ready for the Next Day!
- Overnight at “Buddha Lodge”
- Included standard meals ( Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner )
- day 7
Hike to Kala Patthar(5,555m/18,208ft)-viewpoint, trek to Gorak Shep to Pheriche (4,250m/13,945ft)
Itinerary Facts Trek Distance 9.6km/6 miles Highest Altitude 5,555m/18,208ft Trek Duration 5 hours
Early morning, we will hike to the famous Kala Patthar viewpoint (5,555m). During our hike, we will be stopping for a while to snap amazing pictures of the viewpoints. After an hour, we will finally reach the viewpoint and we’ll get to see the amazing sunrise view on Mt. Everest and other peaks. After admiration, we will trek back to Gorak Shep then heading downwards to Pheriche; a small beautiful. In this way, our 7th of the Everest Base Camp trek will be successful & we'll be ready for the Next Day!
- Overnight at “Himalayan Hotel”
- Included standard meals ( Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner )
- day 8
Trek from Pheriche (4,250m/13,945ft) to Namche Bazaar (3,440m/11,285 ft)
Itinerary Facts Trek Distance 14.3 km/8.8 miles Highest Altitude 4,250m/13,945ft Trek Duration 6-7 hrs
Today, we will be trekking down through the hillside blanketed by rhododendron trees. We will stop for lunch after 3-4 hours of trekking. Soon after, we will be crossing the prayer flag festooned bridge over the Dudh Koshi river. As we return through the, we also keep an eye for wildlife such as mountain goats, snow leopards, colorful pheasants, etc. We will finally reach Namche Bazaar where we will relax in the lodge and meet up for dinner. In this way, our 8th of the Everest Base Camp trek will be successful & we'll be ready for the Next Day!
- Overnight at "Sakura Guest House” room with attached bathroom.
- Included standard meals ( Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner )
- day 9
Trek from Namche Bazaar (3,440m/11,285 ft) to Lukla 2,850 m/9,350 ft)
Itinerary Facts Trek Distance 13.5km/8.3 miles Highest Altitude 3,440m/11,285 ft Trek Duration 6-7 hrs
A long but rewarding trek back to Lukla, from where it all started. We will be trekking down the Dudh Koshi valley, uphill to Lukla from the Kusum stream. The trail becomes steep as we head towards the west. We will reach a small village which will lead us down to the main trail joining at the side stream before Toktok. As we further continue, we will finally reach the large town of Lukla. In this way, our 9th of the Everest Base Camp trek will be successful & we'll be ready for the Next Day!
- Overnight at “Comfort Inn” room with attached bathroom
- Included standard meals ( Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner )
- day 10
Fly back to Kathmandu (1,400m / 4,593 ft) from Lukla (2,850m/9,350 ft)
Itinerary Facts Highest Altitude 40 minutes
We take an early morning flight back to Kathmandu if everything goes according to the schedule, reflecting an amazing journey to the Everest Base Camp. Once you reach your hotel, it is entirely up to you what you want to go ahead. If you want, we can arrange a tour of Kathmandu city where you will visit the UNESCO world heritage sites, etc. In this way, our journey of the Everest Base Camp trek will be successful!
- Included standard meals ( Breakfast)
What is Included in my EBC trek package?
- Domestic Flights (Kathmandu – Lukla – Kathmandu) Tickets and airport departure taxes
- Four nights room with attached bathroom at Lukla, Phakding, Namche (2N), five nights at best available room at Tengboche, Dingboche, Louche, Gorakshep and Pheriche (Generally twin Sharing room)- 9 Nights
- All Standard Meals (10 Lunches, 09 Dinners and 10 Breakfasts) during the trek.
- Government License holder English Speaking Discovery World Trekking experienced and qualified trek leader 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 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 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 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
Official Everest Base Camp Trek Route Map
Short Everest Base Camp Trek Route Packing List
It is recommended to carry the basic clothing and accessories needed for the short Everest base camp trek route. The following 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
Sunglass with UV protection
Heavy weight winter gloves
Long sleeved shirt
Hooded rain jacket
Lightweight cotton pants
T- Shirt (bring Light weight wool)
Down jacket (available in rent in Kathmandu)
Waterproof jacket and pants
Thick wool socks (Take an extra pair of thick light socks)
Backpack or daypack (Size depends on whether you take porter or not).
Sleeping bag (-15 bag is best in the high altitude trekking)
Medium size drying towel
Biodegradable bar soap
First aid kit
Extra passport photos and photocopies of passport
Notebook and pen
Trip Information : Best Time | Food | Accommodation & Acclimatization on EBC Trek
Mt Everest Base Camp Treks
Our Short Mt Everet trek starts with a warm welcome at Tribhuvan International Airport followed by an overnight stay in a hotel in Kathmandu (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!
We’ll welcome you at Tribhuvan International Airport
We provide 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.
How to Visit everest base camp?
Short Everest Base Camp trek route includes 9 nights lodge to lodge stay at a mountain where we use the best available lodge and select the best accommodation in Everest. We provide four nights twin sharing room with a private attached bathroom at Lukla, Namche (2N), and Phakding, five nights twin sharing accommodation at Tengboche, Dingboche, Lobuche, Gorakshep, and Pheriche.
For solo trekker -a single private room with attached bathroom at Lukla, Namche, and Phakding, single private accommodation at Tengboche, Dingboche, Lobuche, Gorakshep, and Pheriche.
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.
Hot showers, Wi-Fi will be available at an extra cost in possible places.
Food on Everest Base Camp
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 10 Breakfasts, 10 Lunch, and 9 Dinners will be provided in the trek.
Some of the popular menu items are -
Ten 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)
Ten 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)
Nine 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 To Do Short Everest Base Camp in Nepal
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 a 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 temperatures but that’s what excites many trekkers.
January – February
This time is the coldest, especially from early January to early February. This when there is heavy snowfall in the mountain and can result in extreme 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 month or else people trek 12 months of the year and leave their footprints around the world’s highest peaks.
Temperatures ranges from 15°C to -15°C.
March – April
This is the one of 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 beginning or end of the trek but trekkers are seen in those month 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 its 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 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 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.
Temperature: Temperature goes up to 18 degrees in the day time and falls down to -10 degrees.
The weather in the Himalaya is so unpredictable and the temperature may change quickly from day to night.
Everest Base Camp Trek Trip Grade | Fitness Level | Health Advice
Short Everest Base Camp Trek Route is a journey without acclimatization days in the itinerary. We spend three nights over 4,000m while hiking up and reach 5,555m at Kalapatthar, the highest point of the trek. Thus, this trek is recommended to previous high-altitude trekking experience trekkers who are in good health condition with normal physical fitness and have a positive attitude, self-confidence, and strong determination. An average hiking per day is 5 to 7 hrs a day, some days require longer waking hours, so you must be reasonably fit and prepared for long days.
Trekking at high altitudes is physically demanding than trekking at low altitudes. This mountain journey is not for the usual visit. The trekking route involves hiking along the rocky mountain, steep ascents, descents, and straightforward. No technical experience and skills are necessary. Trekkers who are able to hike 5 to 6 hours a day at a reasonable pace with a light day pack can take part in this trip. Exercising and jogging regularly for a couple of weeks prior to the trip is a good idea to enhance our stamina. It is very important to make sure you are as healthy as possible before starting the trek. Participants with pre-existing medical conditions such as heart, lung, and blood disease should inform us or consult with a physician before booking the trek.
Our trekking leader and guide have extensive first aid training and well -experience in the Himalayas and use oximeters in trekking to monitor your oxygen level and help in the early detection of the symptoms. Our itinerary is designed for altitude sickness prevention, taking your time with regular breaks from time to time, allowing slow ascent, and suggesting to drink plenty of water each and every day. We guarantee your health will be in reliable hands. Your trek leader or guide will suggest precautions. In severe mountain sickness cases, the only cure for it is to descend immediately. Please note that your group leader has the ultimate responsibility to decide or stop your ascent based on your overall condition. It is essential to keep in mind that some are more vulnerable than others.
Can i Trek alone or Should i hike in Group on my Everest Trek ?
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.
Everest base camp trek package
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 the Nepalese language from our crew or read books before heading off to bed for a well-deserved sleep.
is there wifi on everest base camp 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 purposes.
We'll communicate with 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. Meals and accommodations in Kathmandu are up to our clients themselves as all kinds of hotels/lodges (both luxury & budget) can be booked easily online or even we can do it on request. All our valuable clients will have to bring personal spending money with them to cover costs of meals and accommodations in Kathmandu, visa process, travel insurance policy purchase, beverages, snacks for the trek, 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 the trek
Throughout the lodges at 10 days-Everest base camp, electricity for the camera and mobile battery recharge is available with 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 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.
Discovery World Trekking HIking's Team
Our team is made of natural-born professionals; experienced tour guides, ecotourists in a nature reserve, day-trippers on foot, mountain trekkers, bushwalkers from all over the world who have dedicated their lives trying desperately hard to live in a mission to contribute to Tourism and Hospitality of Nepal.
During the short Everest Base camp trek route itinerary, 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. A proportion of one porter for two members and one assistant guide with 8 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 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 people can make others happy The local expert trek leader to guide you is specialized in the following subject. We provide basic accommodation for our guides and porters or tent with the sleeping gear we also provided them 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
Travel insurance for everest base camp trek
Trekking insurance is a significant part of our booking condition for The Everest base camp. 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 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.
Nepal Travel Visa Application
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 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.
Currency Exchange in Nepal
Nepali Rupees (NPR/Rs) is the local currency.
(1 USD = Approx Rs.100-119 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 notes 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 Does Everest Base Camp Trek Cost?
Under normal circumstances, the trip itself is of 10-16 days, and the cost of Everest Base Camp trek usually costs somewhere between $1200 to $1600 which mostly covers Domestic flights, trekking permits, (Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner), an expert trek Leader, and porter, accommodations, and certificate of completion of the journey. Huge discounts are made if you travel in groups!
Everest Base Camp trek costs highly depend upon if you're traveling private or in a group, Days you want to complete, and environmental conditions. Traveling in Group can be more affordable as you'll share Treak leaders and porter whereas private treks are tailored as per requirements.
How Much Luggage can in 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, 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.
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. Moreover, we have the following expertise when it comes to satisfaction of our valuable clients.
- 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 are 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.
Extra days for Unpredictable Climates in Everest Treks
We highly urge our clients to add extra days to their trip to Nepal as a safety margin for their return flight. The flight from Kathmandu to Lukla and Lukla to Kathmandu may get behind the schedule due to air traffic and may cause delays. In such cases, we always try our best to reschedule the flights to and from Lukla. However, we would like to inform you about the possibility of postponements or cancellations of flights. We would like to suggest our clients schedule 2 days extra to avoid any problems with the international flight. Upon our client's request, we can arrange a helicopter at the cost of approximately USD 500-1000 depending on the demand and capacity. It is very likely that there will be no delays but if any such case happens, we can help arrange additional activities with your extra time in Nepal.
Please Note: The Everest Base Camp Short trek Route includes fixed departure dates from Kathmandu and can be fitted to accommodate your specific requests and schedule. Please review our designated departure dates for this trek and if they do not suit your timeframe, then let us know how we can arrange a trek that is convenient for you. The itinerary listed above is a general guideline; please be advised that it might be necessary to modify it due to external factors beyond our means including and not limited to the following: unstable weather, accessibility, and availability of lodging and campsites, unforeseen governmental, trail and ecological conditions and other circumstances beyond our control. Although it is unlikely that changes will occur that would significantly alter the original itinerary, we cannot be held accountable for the results of delays or changes beyond our control. In the event of an Itinerary adjustment or need to redirect to other trails and areas, the Leader Guide will ultimately make the final choice on the best rerouting after consulting with the group members and keeping in mind the interests of the party as a whole. If an alteration is necessary, then we will certainly do everything we can to diminish the effects.
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Benefits & Perks of EBC Hike
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|1 Pax||US$ 1200|
|2 Paxes||US$ 980|
|3 Paxes||US$ 950|
|4 - 6 Paxes||US$ 930|
Everest Base Camp Trek Company Reviews
Discovery World Trekking
Incredible Journey, Incredible Support
I recently spent one month in Nepal and my itinerary consisted of activities in the Kathmandu Valley, Everest Region, Chitwan, and Pokhara. Having been recommended to the DWT team by a friend well in advance of booking the trip, I got in contact with CEO Paul via Facebook and simply put, the rest is history. Right from the get-go, Paul was so incredibly friendly and supportive, giving me a huge amount of information and various options for how I wanted to construct my trip as well as extra (and very helpful) suggestions. We remained in contact right up until my departure from Australia and upon arrival, Paul from Nepal' ensured that I got the absolute most out of my time in this beautiful country. Paul and his team worked tirelessly to make me feel at ease and Paul himself always made himself available for contact via text or call 24/7 in case I had any queries on the fly.
I was delayed getting to the Everest Base Camp region due to bad weather for two days and was never caught out of a room to stay and Paul made huge efforts to get me on the soonest available plane. My guide Hari, and porter Dole were amazingly helpful and easy to get along with (very important when trekking by yourself) and always had great information on the different areas along the route. Upon successfully returning from my trek, Paul organized buses to and from Chitwan and Pokhara and often checked in to ensure that I was comfortable and that everything was going well.
Chris is at in Everest Base Camp (5,364m)
Paul and his DWT put you first, and I have yet to experience better service and attention to detail in any of my other organized travel experiences. I would recommend DWT to anyone wanting to experience Nepal and its plethora of amazing sights and sounds and can safely say that if it weren't Paul, my trip simply would not have been nearly as incredible as it fortunately was. Amazing!
Discover Everest Base Camp with Discovery – you won’t be disappointed.
just got back from a trek to Everest Base Camp with Discovery and highly recommend booking a trek with them! Aside from enchanting scenery, the trek to EBC gave us the chance to experience Sherpa culture, visiting monasteries, museums and witnessing mountain life for ourselves. I loved walking just for the pleasure of it, through villages, rhododendron forests, past colorful prayer wheels, across suspension bridges, behind yak trains, and, my favorite, through valleys where the mountains circled us like the spine of a massive sleeping dragon. At night, I loved sitting around the fire and listening to the guides and teahouse owners in animated conversations I didn’t understand but which were always lively and filled with laughter. Our guide, Dol was wonderful. He was quiet and unassuming but also filled with knowledge about the region. I loved seeing his photos from other treks as well as learning about his life in Nepal and the village where he grew up.
Everest Base Camp(5,364m/17,598ft)
It was also lovely having someone to take care of us. He chose excellent accommodation, made sure we were always looked after with tea and refreshments, and set a good walking pace for the trek. We would not have had the same experiences if we’d set off alone and we definitely wouldn’t have learned as much as we did about the Solukhumbu region, the Sherpa culture, or the mountains themselves. Our porter was incredible too, always arriving before us so our bags were ready in our room and basically just a true champion like all the other amazing porters we witnessed on our journey. The trek to EBC is pretty unforgettable. Not only are you surrounded by breathtaking scenery every second of the day but you get to experience for yourself the amazingly warm hospitality of the Nepalese people, witness their unique way of life and carry with you the sense of personal achievement that comes with visiting the highest point on earth. If you do decide to take on the challenge Discovery is definitely the company to do it with.
10 Day Everest Base Camp Trek
If embarking on the EBC Trek I highly recommend you take 12 days to complete the trek. If your a savage then your welcome to try the 10 day adventure. Overall, the trek was good especially with the help of our guide Dol who did an amazing job and was able to help out in every way possible. He is extremely experienced and speaks great English. I highly recommend him if you are thinking about doing this trek. If you are an experienced trekker this trek does pose some challenges with altitude (especially if done in 10 days). The scenery was beautiful and everything (food, permits, and lodging) is included in the packages offered by Discovery World Trekking. The base camp itself is not much to look at, but represents a personal triumph over the elements. To be successful on this trek I suggest you arrive in shape, be well prepared and organized, and be patient with the weather!