Everest Base Camp Short Trek - 10 Days

Everest Base Camp Short Trek - 10 Days
Trip Facts
Destination Nepal
Activity Everest Trek
Accomodation Hotel/Lodge/ Tea House during the trek
Region Everest Region
Distance Lukla-EBC-Lukla (130km / 80miles)
Start / End point Kathmandu / Kathmandu
Duration 10 Days
Max. Altitude 5,555m at Kalapatthar
Meals Included All Meals (Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner) during the trek
Group size 2-6
Nature of Trek Lodge to Lodge Trekking
Best Season Feb, Mar, Apri, May, June, Sep, Oct, Nov & Dec
Trip Code dwt001
Activity Per Day Approximately 4-6 hrs walking
Transportation Domestic Flights (Ktm-Lukla-Ktm) and Pick up & Drop off by Private Transportation (Hotel-Airport-Hotel)
Grade Challenging

Everest Base Camp Trekking in Nepal - 10 days

If you are seeking a bold adventure in the Himalayas, Everest Base Camp Trekking or EBC trekking is for you. The EBC trek starts from Lukla (2,850m), passes through challenging terrains, beautiful vistas, traditional Sherpa villages, magnificent Buddhist monasteries, and ascends to Everest Base Camp at 5,364m. However, we will be climbing further to Kala Patthar at 5,555m for better views.

Highlights of Everest Base Camp Tour Package

  • Sherpa culture, their lifestyles, and peaceful monasteries -including Tengboche monastery.
  • Breath-taking views 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 high-land flora and fauna.
  • Stunning Khumbu Glacier
  • Wildlife like snow leopards, musk deer and Himalayan Monal
  • Panoramic views from Kala Pathar (5,555m)
  • World’s highest airport at Syanboche
  • The ancient monastery in Tengboche

Benefits of Everest Base Camp Trek with Discovery World Trekking

  • Free transfer, on a private vehicle, from Tribhuvan International Airport to your hotel on arrival and vice-versa on return
  • Easy booking and reservation system
  • Multi-channel communication (Email, WhatsApp, Facebook, WeChat, Viber, Skype, Zoom) and online trip briefing
  • 24/7 phone communication at +977- 9840055491
  • Easy payment system. 
  • Monitoring for blood oxygen saturation level using an oximeter. Other medical kits.
  • Sleeping bags and down jackets arrangements, if you do not have your own.
  • Free excess luggage storing service during the trekking period
  • Free luggage storing service at Discovery World Trekking store during the trek

Everest Base Camp Tour Package Details

Mt. Everest Base Camp Trek forms a part of a to-do list for serious trekkers. This part of the world is quite secluded, peaceful, and the trails are challenging. In fact, the Everest Base Camp hike serves as a playground for adventure and thrill-seekers worldwide.

Mt. Everest(29,029ft / 8,848.68m), does not stand secluded, other tall peaks that lie on the same vicinity are  Lhotse (8,516m / 27,940 ft), Nuptse (7,861m / 25,791ft), Makalu (8,485m / 27,838ft), Cho Oyu (8,189m / 26,867ft)), Ama Dablam (6,812m / 22,349ft), Thamserku 6,608m / 21,680ft), Island Peak (6,189m / 20,305ft), Mera Peak (6,476m / 21,247ft), Lobuche (4,940m / 16,210ft) . The biodiversity in this region is very rich and particularly so in Sagarmatha National Park, which is also a world heritage site.

The journey to the EBC trek begins with a 40-minute mountain flight from Kathmandu to Lukla. 

On the first day, after setting our foot on Lukla, we will trek to Phakding (2650m / 8,562ft). The following day we will head to Namche Bazaar (3,440m) - the Sherpa capital of Nepal or also known as the gateway to Everest Base Camp, on our second day. 

On this day, we will be walking in some of the remotest parts of the world - walking through breath-taking terrains, passing numerous suspension bridges, and viewing changing flora and faunas, as we ascend. Alongside your trek, you can see the various carved stones called Mane and Chorten, which hold religious significance for Buddhists. 

We will also pass through some of the most amazing places - like Syangboche Airport (Nepal’s Highest altitude Airport), Yak Farm, Hillary School, and Khumbu Monastery, which is believed to house yeti scalp. 

Since this is a 10-day trek, we will continue trekking forward, leaving Namche Bazaar behind and heading to Tengboche - known for Tengboche monastery (3,855m / 12,850ft). The monastery looks fabulous with high mountains in the background, and the environment is calm and peaceful, just as you would expect in any spiritual setting. We will spend the night in Tengboche - in an almost spiritual refuge. 

On our fourth day of Everest Base Camp hike, we leave Tengboche and trek towards Dingboche (4,410m / 14470ft) - our destination for that day. The trekking effort that we will be putting in will be handsomely rewarded by the views of glorious peaks and amazing landscapes. Dingboche Valley itself is surrounded by ChhuKung Ri (5,550m / 18,209ft), and it is comparatively warmer here. The Imja River flows from Imja Lake (5,004m / 16,417ft), which lies in this valley. 

The next day we will continue our journey from Dingboche to Lobuche (4,930m / 16,175ft). On the way, you will get to see spectacular views of mountain peaks like the Mahalangur Himal, Pumori, Lingtren, and Khumbutse. By the time you reach Lobuche, it will almost be evening, so we will spend our night at Lobuche looking forward to reaching Everest Base Camp (5,364m / 17,598ft) the next day. 

On our sixth day, we will be reaching our destination Everest Base Camp, but first, we will bid goodbye to Lobuche and head to Gorak Shep. In the late afternoon, we will reach Gorak Shep, where we will leave our belongings, and then ascend to the Everest Base Camp (5,364m / 17,598ft) - our destination.

While on the EBC, you might find yourself rewinding your memories, reflecting upon the hardships you faced, your struggle with nature, and the rewards you have been able to reap. Reaching EBC camp is a huge achievement by any standard. After spending some time in the Everest Base Camp, we will climb down back to Gorak Shep, where we will be spending that night.

Early in the morning of our seventh day, we wake up early in Gorak Shep and head to Kala Patthar (5,550m / 18,208ft) to catch the heavenly glimpses of the dawn breaking on Everest. It will probably be the moment you will cherish throughout your life. The view of Khumbu Glacier from Kala Patthar adds substantially to the amazing beauty that you get to enjoy. The experience you gain through EBC Trek will surely encourage you to face challenges and meet them in your life. 

After spending some of the best moments of life in Gorak Shep, we will head back to Pheriche (4,371 m / 14,341ft). The way should be easy as you will be descending. One remarkable place you will be passing is the memorial park dedicated to those who could not conquer the hostile terrain. We will continue our trek and reach Pheriche, where we will be spending the night. 

The next day, we will wake at Periche, have breakfast, and start our trek to Namche Bazaar. The trails are quite gentle and pass through magnificent rhododendron trees that provide cover for highland wildlife like mountain goats, snow leopards, pheasants, etc. We will continue on our way until we reach Namche Bazaar, the destination for our day.

On our ninth day, we will leave Namche Bazaar and head to Lukla. This day marks the end of our trekking, and on the way, you might feel nostalgic as you are back from where you started the trek. But before you reach Lukla, you will be passing through a small beautiful village - Tok Tok.  After reaching Lukla, we will rest, relax, and spend the night anticipating a return to Kathmandu the following morning.

Early on our tenth day, we will catch our scheduled flight to Kathmandu. The flight will be comfortable, and it will also provide you time to look back, reflect upon your achievements, and relive your memories.

We recommend all our valuable clients to arrive at least one day (in the afternoon) before the trip departure date to take part in the trip briefing. At the trip briefing, you will get a chance to re-check your equipment, get trip details, and know about the weather condition. DWT strongly recommends our guests to allocate one or two extra days for the trip, so that you will not miss your international flight due to possible Kathmandu-Lukla - Kathmandu flight delays.

Short Everest Base Camp Trek Route Itinerary

  1. day 1

    Flight from Kathmandu (1,400 m / 4,593ft) to Lukla (2,850m / 9,350 ft). Trek to Phakding ( 2650m / 8562ft )

    Itinerary Facts
    Trek Distance 6.2km / 3.8miles
    Flight Hours 40 minutes
    Highest Altitude 2,850m / 9,350ft
    Trek Duration 3 hours

    Early in the morning, we will head to the Tribhuvan International Airport for a 40-minute scenic flight to Tenzing Hillary Airport at Lukla (2,804m). From Lukla, we will follow the Dudh Koshi River, until we reach Phakding. The trip will be light, as it also serves acclimatization.

    • Overnight stay at Khumbu Travel Lodge
    • Included standard meals (Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner)
  2. day 2

    Trek from Phakding (2,650m/ 8,562ft) to Namche Bazaar (3,440m /11,285ft)

    Itinerary Facts
    Trek Distance 7.4km / 4.6miles
    Highest Altitude 3,440m / 11,285ft
    Trek Duration 6 hours

    We will continue following Dudh Koshi Riverbank on the second day, crossing rivers on several suspension bridges, including the most popular Hillary Suspension Bridge. Little ahead lies Sagarmatha National Park, where we will register our permits, climb uphill and continue until we arrive at Namche Bazaar - the gateway to Everest Base Camp.

    • Overnight stay at Sakura Guest House
    • Included standard meals (Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner)
  3. day 3

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

    Itinerary Facts
    Trek Distance 9. km / 5.7miles
    Highest Altitude 3,855m / 12,850ft
    Trek Duration 5 hours

    It is yet another exciting day on the trail. We leave Namche Bazaar for Tengboche on a path that constantly elevates, but the views of Everest, Nuptse, Lhotse, and Ama Dablam are fantastic. As we pass through the pine forest, you might be able to see high-land wildlife like musk deer or Himalayan Thar. The trails are exciting and, on the way, we will be passing through several suspension bridges decorated with prayer flags. When we reach Tengboche, you will be able to see the magnificent 20 feet Budhha statue. 

    • Overnight stay at Hotel Good Luck
    • Included standard meals (Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner)
  4. 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

    There is a lot to cover for this day. So, we start early in the morning at Tengboche and start our trek. The path gradually elevates and passes through small villages, chortens, and mani walls. We will be moving forward along the Lobuche riverbank, entering the Imja Valley to reach Dingboche. Dingboche is famous as a perfect viewpoint for Ama Dablam Peak (6,812m) and Mt. Lhotse (8,516m). We will appreciate the views from Dingboche and spend the night in this scenic village. 

    • Overnight stay at Hotel Good Luck
    • Included standard meals (Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner)
  5. day 5

    Trek from Dingboche (4,360m / 14,290ft) to Lobuche (4,930m / 16,175ft)

    Itinerary Facts
    Trek Distance 8.5km / 5.2miles
    Highest Altitude 4,930m / 16,175ft
    Trek Duration 5 hours

    By this day, you will have completed half of your trek, and you just need to wait a day more to get to Everest Base Camp. We start this day's trek from Dingboche, but the destination is Lobuche. The trail progresses along with Khumbu Glacier, passes through several lodges, and a stone memorial - built to commemorate those who could not succeed in this harsh terrain. When you reach Lobuche, you will realize that it is a comparatively larger settlement full of shops and hotels. 

    • Overnight stay at Mother Earth House
    • Included standard meals (Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner)
  6. day 6

    Trek from Lobuche (4,930m / 16,175ft) to Everest Base Camp (5,364m / 17,598ft) and back to Gorak Shep (5,185m / 17,010ft)

    Itinerary Facts
    Trek Distance 15km / 9.32miles
    Highest Altitude 5,364m /17,598ft
    Trek Duration 6-8 hours

    Finally, your wait will be over today as our trek takes you to Everest Base Camp (5,364m), the nearest you can be to Mt. Everest - (unless you want to climb it). We will leave Lobuche in the morning, trek through the lateral moraine of the Khumbu Glacier, climb over steep trails until we reach Gorak Shep.

    We will leave our belongings at Gorak Shep and climb up to the Everest Base Camp. At the Everest Camp, you will probably feel proud of yourself - and it is an event worth celebrating. The views you get to enjoy are stunning, and you will probably remember them throughout your life. After spending some time at the Everest Base Camp, you will come down to Gorak Shep, where we will stay for the night.

    • Overnight stay at Buddha Lodge
    • Included standard meals (Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner)
  7. day 7

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

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

    You get to witness some of the best dawns in your life this day. We wake at Gorak Shep and climb up to Kala Patthar, from where you will get to see the first rays of sun strike at Mt. Everest and the other Himalayas. It also provides you the perfect chance to click stunning pictures which you can share with the world. After enjoying the dawn, we return to Gorak Shep, have our breakfast, and trek to Pheriche, our destination for that day.

    • Overnight stay at Himalayan Hotel
    • Included standard meals (Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner)
  8. day 8

    Trek from Pheriche (4,250m / 13,945ft) to Namche Bazaar (3,440m / 11,285ft)

    Itinerary Facts
    Trek Distance 14.3km / 8.8miles
    Highest Altitude 4,250m / 13,945ft
    Trek Duration 6 - 7 hrs

    This day is the second last day at the trekking trails, and since you will be climbing down, the trek will be relatively easy. You will be passing through the rhododendron forests, where we might get to see the Himalayan wildlife - mountain goats, colorful pheasants, and snow leopards. We will also be crossing the suspension bridge on Dudh Koshi to reach Namche Bazaar. 

    • Overnight stay at Sakura Guest House
    • Included standard meals (Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner)
  9. day 9

    Trek from Namche Bazaar (3,440m / 11,285ft) to Lukla (2,850 m/9,350ft)

    Itinerary Facts
    Trek Distance 13.5km / 8.3miles
    Highest Altitude 3,440m / 11,285ft
    Trek Duration 6-7 hrs

    This is the final day at the trails. The trek is quite long but self-gratifying. You will be walking down to Dudh Koshi Valley, and as we progress, we will pass the beautiful village called Toktok. Finally, we will reach Lukla, the destination for this day. It will probably be your last day in the Everest Region. 

    • Overnight stay at Comfort Inn
    • Included standard meals (Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner)
  10. day 10

    Fly back to Kathmandu (1,400m / 4,593ft) from Lukla (2,850m / 9,350ft)

    Itinerary Facts
    Highest Altitude 40 minutes

    If everything goes according to the schedule, we will take an early morning flight back to Kathmandu. The 40-minute flight will be quite comfortable, and during the flight, you might be reliving your remarkable memories. The overall experience you have gained will probably change you - you are altogether a newer person now, more determined, more inspired to reach new heights in life. 

    • Included standard meal (Breakfast)
What is included in my 10 days EBC Trek Package?
  • Domestic flight tickets (Kathmandu – Lukla – Kathmandu) and airport departure taxes
  • Total 9 nights (Four nights at Lukla, Phakding, and Namche(2 Nights), rooms with private attached bathrooms. Five nights in standard rooms at Tengboche,Lobuche, Dingbuche,Gorakshep, and Pheriche)
  • All standard meals (10 lunches, 09 dinners, and 10 breakfasts) during the trek
  • Government licensed English-speaking trek leader. For more than 12 trekkers, 1 assistant guide.
  • Porters to carry trekkers luggage. 2 trekkers will share 1 porter. Max weight limit for a porter- 18 kg (9 kg per trekker, weight limit).
  • Covers guides' and porters' wages, their meals, insurance, lodging, transportation, flight, and other necessary equipment.
  • Water purification tablets for safe drinking water
  • Sagarmatha National Park entry permit fee
  • Khumbu Pasang Lhamu Rural Municipality fees
  • Snacks (cookies) and seasonal fresh fruits every day
  • All government, local taxes, and official expenses
  • Assistance in arranging rescue operations in case of complicated health conditions (funded by travel insurance)
  • Souvenirs - company's T-shirt & cap
  • Discovery World Trekking’s Appreciation Certificate after the successful trek.
  • Farewell dinner at the end of the trek
What is excluded from the package?
  • International flight costs
  • Nepal Entry Visa Fees for multiple entries on arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport- (15 days - $25-30, 30 days- $40-50 and 90 days- $100-110)
  • Excess baggage charges (Limit is 9 kg per Person) on the trek
  • All accommodation and meals in Kathmandu, before and after the journey
  • Extra night accommodation in Kathmandu due to early arrival or late departure, or early return from the trek.
  • Personal expenses (shopping, snacks, boiled bottle water, hot (Tea/ Coffee) and cold drinks, hot shower, alcohol, Wi-Fi, telephone call, battery re-charge fee, extra porters, etc
  • Personal clothing and gear
  • Travel insurance that covers emergency high-altitude rescue and evacuation (compulsory)
  • Tips for guides and porters (recommended)
  • Additional costs incurred due to causes beyond our control, for example, landslides, weather conditions, itinerary modifications due to safety concerns, illness, change of government policies, strikes, etc.
  • All other costs and expenses not listed in the -What is included in my 10 days EBC Trek Package.

Official Everest Base Camp Trek Route Map

Route Map

Short Everest Base Camp Trek Route Packing List

We recommend our clients to carry only the basic clothing and accessories. Please keep in mind that we will assign one porter for two guests and the weight limit is 9 kg per person. Here are gears/equipment that we recommend for you to carry.

Head

  • Sun hat or scarf

  • Winter hat or insulating hat or Wide-brimmed hat

  • Headlight with extra batteries

Face

  • Sunscreen

  • Sunglass with UV protection

  • Face/body wipes

Hands

  • Lightweight gloves

  • Heavyweight winter gloves

Body

  • Hiking shirts

  • Long-sleeved shirt

  • Hooded rain jacket

  • Fleece jacket

  • Lightweight cotton pants

  • T-Shirt (bring Lightweight wool)

  • Polypropylene underwear

  • Down jacket (available in rent in Kathmandu)

  • Sweater

  • Waterproof jacket and pants

Footwear

  • Hiking Boots

  • Thick wool socks (Take an extra pair)

Essential gear

  • Backpack or daypack (Size depends on whether you take porter or not).

  • Thermal bottle

  • Water purification

  • Trekking pole

  • Sleeping bag

Toiletries

  • Medium size drying towel

  • Tooth brush

  • Tooth paste

  • Deodorant floss

  • Biodegradable 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

Trip Information : Best Time | Food | Accommodation & Acclimatization on EBC Trek

Mt Everest Base Camp Trek

Mt. Everest Base Camp trek starts with an early morning domestic flight from Kathmandu to Lukla. The flight is a short one and lasts about 40 minutes.

Kathmandu - Lukla - Kathmandu flight costs are included in this package!

Warm welcome at Tribhuvan International Airport

We provide free transfer from Tribhuvan International Airport to your hotel on arrival and vice-a-versa during your return to your country for all clients purchasing Everest Base Camp Trek. Our representative will be present at the airport with a pamphlet with your name on it, and as a welcoming gesture, they will present you Khada or marigold garland. 

Everest Base Camp 10 days trek accommodation arrangements

This short Everest Base Camp Trek includes 9 nights lodge to lodge stay in the Himalayan region.

 We will be staying four nights at Lukla, Phakding, and Namche(2 Nights) in rooms with a private attached bathroom and five nights Tengboche, Lobuche, Dingboche, Gorakshep, and Pheriche in standard rooms.

Two days' stay at Kathmandu before and after the trek may be required but not included in the package. 

Hot showers, Wi-Fi are available at hotels/restaurants/lodges at extra cost.

Food during Everest Base Camp Trek

You will be trekking a substantial distance at high altitudes, so you need food rich in proteins, carbohydrates, and other nutrients. Food is readily available throughout the trek routes, but you will not have all the options that you get in big cities. 

There will be 10 breakfasts, 10 lunches, 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 - varieties of Teas, Coffees, Hot Chocolates, etc.

Ten lunches  - Dhal, Bhat & Tarkari, Tibetan Bread, Various Soup Items, Sherpa Stew Steaks, Sandwiches, Momo (Dumplings) Macaroni Dishes, Tenduk, Spaghetti Noodles, Thukpa, Pasta, Vegetable Curry, Potatoes, Salad, Pizza (Tomato, Mushroom, Mixed), Snacks (Papad, Prawn), Dessert Items (Rice Pudding, Apple pie, etc), etc

Nine dinners Dal (lentils), Bhat (Rice) & Tarkari (Curry), Tibetan Bread, Various Soup Items, Sherpa Stew, Steaks, Sandwiches, Momo (dumplings), Macaroni Dishes, Tenduk, Spaghetti Noodles, Thukpa, Pasta, Vegetable Curry, Potato Items, Vegetables, Salads, Pizza (Tomato, Mushroom, Mixed), Snacks, Papad, Prawn, Korean Ramen, Dessert Items (Rice Pudding, Apple Pie), Steaks etc

We hand select the best hotels/lodges/restaurants where the food is fresh, hygienic, tasty, and nutritious. Most menus consist of cuisines that are either local or Asian or popular western. As we gain altitude the menu items available become fewer and fewer. 

We highly recommend liquids- green tea, lemon tea, hot lemon, ginger tea, and garlic soup(must) along with fresh vegetable items at high altitudes. Though plenty of non-veg items will be available, we won’t recommend them because the meat in such places is not hygienic. 

We highly encourage you to avoid dairy and cheese items and strongly suggest not to consume alcoholic drinks, caffeinated items, hot chocolates, as experts suggest avoiding such items at high elevation treks.

All personal bills (alcoholic drinks, hot (tea, coffee), and cold drinks) in tea houses/ lodges or in cafes except standard meals(breakfast, lunch, dinner with seasonal fruits) are excluded from the package.

Best time for a Short Everest Base Camp Trek in Nepal

The weather is the decisive factor for the Everest Base Camp trek. Though you can get a live forecast of Everest Base Camp here, it is not 100% accurate. Bearing weather in mind, Spring and Autumn are the best seasons for Everest Base Camp Trek.

However, locals and professional trekkers hike to Everest Base Camp throughout the year, and Discovery World Trekking conducts Everest Base Camp treks on all seasons. 

January – February

The weather at this time is among the coldest throughout January and up to early February. The days are moderately warm, but the nights are cold, and you can expect lots of snowfall. If you are allergic to colds, we advise you to avoid your trek during this season. 

Temperature: 15°C to -15°C

March – April

It is one of the best seasons to hike to the Everest Base Camp. The weather starts to warm up, the skies become clear, and you will get to enjoy fantastic views. By mid-March, the temperature becomes substantial, but it is comfortable. 

Temperature: 18 °C to -12 °C

May - June

The months of May and June provide a perfect opportunity to trek to Everest Base Camp. However, to avoid rainfall, you need to trek before the end of June. The temperature is quite warm, and you should be able to enjoy trek during these months.

Temperature: 25°C to -5°C

July - August

The rainfall hits its peak during this time, and there are chances that flights to Lukla may get canceled or delayed. Still, many trekkers trek to Everest Base Camp during this time, and Discovery World Trekking does conduct Everest Base Camp treks during these months. 

Temperature: 27°C to 5°C

September - October

This is also one of the perfect seasons for EBC Trek, and no wonder large numbers of thrill-seekers trek to Everest Base Camp during these months. The skies are clear and provide great views of the snow-capped mountains, landscapes, and lush flora. It is also the time when Nepalis celebrate their most important festivals, so if you trek during this time, you will also get to witness Hindu festivals.

Temperature: 20°C to 5 °C

November - December

As winter slowly begins, snow falls start during these months. Nights start getting colder. However, early November provides a great time to trek to Everest as the skies are clear and the views are unhindered. From December, the temperature drops and brings a lot of snowfall. 

Temperature: 18°C to -10 °C

Everest Base Camp Trek Trip Grade | Fitness Level | Health Advice

Short Everest Base Camp Trek takes you to the Everest Base Camp, but there are no scheduled acclimatization days. We will be spending three nights over 4,000m, and the hike will take us to a height of 5,555m at Kala Patthar.

We recommend this trek to those who have high-altitude trekking experience, are in good health with normal physical fitness, combined with a positive attitude, plenty of self-confidence, and strong determination. You need to be able to hike five to seven hours per day for ten days. 

Trekking at high altitudes is physically demanding. This trek not only takes you to high altitude, but the route is rough with the rocky mountains, steep ascents, and descents. However, no technical experience and skills are necessary. 

Exercising and jogging regularly for a couple of weeks before the trip start will enhance your stamina and lets you enjoy the trek fully. Trekkers with pre-existing medical conditions such as heart, lung, and blood disease should inform us about their condition or consult a physician before booking.

However, there is no need to worry about your safety, DWT provides experienced guides with extensive first aid training. They will constantly monitor your oxygen level to detect altitude sickness very early. Furthermore, we have designed the itineraries in a way that avoids altitude sickness.

In case of severe altitude sickness, the only cure is to descend immediately, your trek leader has the ultimate authority to decide if a person in your team shows signs of altitude sickness.

Can I trek alone?

We organize groups as well as private treks. Group discounts are available based on your team size. The bigger your team is, the more discount you will get. Please view our price list for details. Just click on the - we offer group discount -on your right.

However, no team discounts are available for teams assembled by Discovery World Trekking.

That being said, we can handle all group sizes and add an assistant guide for a group of 12 or more.

A typical day during the Everest Base Camp Trek package

Each day brings you new places to see, new paths to hike, and opportunities to explore and learn. Our Sherpa guides will brief you about the places you are visiting. You need not worry about your luggage - our porters will carry them for you. However, you may need to carry a regular bag to keep your essentials safe.

We will provide you with three standard meals a day - breakfast between 7 AM to 8 AM, lunch in the afternoon after hiking for three or four hours, and dinner at around 7.30 PM. You will be resting for an hour after lunch. After reaching the destination for the day, you will get some time to explore the nearby places.

After dinner and before going to bed, you will get plenty of time to socialize. Your trek leader/guide will also brief you about the next day's plan after dinner. There are other options for enjoyment like playing cards, monopoly, reading books, or watching mountaineering documentaries. If you are interested, our team members can teach you common Nepali words.

Is there Wi-Fi on during Everest Base Camp Hike?

Almost all of the lodges/hotels you will be staying in provide Wi-Fi for a small service charge. However, at greater heights, we will communicate through phone only. On each day of your trek, the DWT office will be in contact with the team via the team leaders. If you want, you can easily purchase a Nepali sim card in Kathmandu. 

You can get Wi-fi access in hotels/lodges for a small charge.

Extra personal expenses on trekking

You will need extra money for

  • Meals and accommodations in Kathmandu 
  • Visa fees, Travel Insurance Policy purchase
  • Beverages (hot (tea and coffee) drinks, cold drinks, and alcoholic drinks), snacks
  • Tips for the crew
  • Souvenirs and other personal expenses 

 

We recommend you to bring cash (dollars or other major currencies), which you can easily exchange for Nepali Rupees in Kathmandu. Please bear in mind that only Nepali Rupees are accepted in Nepal. 

Electricity for recharge. Drinking water.

Throughout your ten-day trek to Everest Base Camp, you can recharge your batteries at hotels/lodges for a small fee.

Similarly, you can buy packed mineral water from shops/lodges/hotels, or you can fill your water bottle with boiled water at your hotel. DWT provides water purification pills for safety. 

You shouldn't drink water from the rivers, taps, or wells because you cannot be sure about the water's purity.

Discovery World Trekking Hiking Team

Our team consists of experienced tour guides, trek leaders, and porters born and raised in high altitudes. Therefore, they have high endurance and are naturally habituated in high mountain regions. Our porters will carry your luggage. One porter will be carrying luggage belonging to two trekkers, and the weight limit per porter is 18kg. However, if you require, we can arrange one porter per person as well. 

All our team members are insured and receive medical care when ill or injured. We also provide them with basic necessities like food and accommodation. All of our team members, like our clients, belong to our company family, and we want to keep all our family members happy.

Our trek guides or team leaders have 

  • Government-authorized Trekking Guide Certificate
  • Intensive Wilderness First Aid Training
  • Conservation and Biodiversity Training
  • Language fluency in English and another major language
  • Rock climbing skills

Travel insurance for Everest Base Camp Trek

Trekking insurance is mandatory for the EBC trek. All trekkers must provide a copy of their comprehensive travel insurance policy certificate to Discovery World Trekking. The policy must cover medical and emergency repatriation- including helicopter rescue and evacuation expenses at high altitudes (up to 6000m).

If you want, Discovery World Trekking can recommend insurance providers for you based on the previous clients' feedback. However, we are not involved in selling insurance. We request all our valuable clients to send their insurance documents to DWT once they book the trek. 

In emergencies, we will use your insurance and informational documents for a quick rescue operation. Your insurance must cover mountain rescue service at high altitudes (6000m).

Before buying travel insurance (Don't just rely on their website) call the insurance company and ask if your coverage includes helicopter rescue and evacuation at altitudes up to 6000m.

Nepal Travel Visa Application

All foreigners except Indians require a visa to enter Nepal. Citizens from most countries receive an on-arrival visa at the Tribhuvan International Airport (TIA). You can get more visa information at https://www.immigration.gov.np/

To get the on-arrival visa, you need a passport, which is valid for at least six -months, a passport-size photo, and a visa fee. The current visa fee is USD 50 for 30 days, and you can pay it in cash at the TIA 

Citizens of China and the SAARC countries will receive a free visa. Citizens from certain countries - including Nigeria, Ghana, Zimbabwe, Swaziland, Cameroon, Somalia, Liberia, Ethiopia, Iraq, Palestine, and Afghanistan - may not be eligible for on-arrival visas. So, citizens from these countries need to contact the local Nepalese embassy.

Currency Exchange in Nepal

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

(1 USD = Approx 110-120 NPR)

You can exchange major foreign currencies at local banks and legitimate money exchanges in Kathmandu and all over Thamel. Some hotels may exchange small amounts of cash. The ongoing currency exchange is displayed visibly at legal money exchanges. Only Indian Rupee notes - INR 100 and INR 2000 - are accepted in Nepal.

We recommend you to bring cash so that you do not need to go through a lengthy process in banks, and they will charge commissions on top. 

You can withdraw cash (in Rupees only) from many ATMs in Kathmandu and Thamel itself. Most ATMs are open 24 hours, and if you are using a foreign card, the maximum withdrawal amount is 35,000 Rupees for a 500 Rupees processing fee.

Once you are on the trek, there are no banks and money exchanges available. So you should exchange your money in Kathmandu. The markets in the trekking regions accept Nepali Rupees only. 

Most established banks in Asia do not honor old, torn, or faded foreign currency notes, so be sure to bring new clear notes.

How much does Everest Base Camp Trek cost?

Everest Base Camp Treks often last from ten to sixteen days and cost between 1200 to 1600 dollars (USD). This amount covers domestic flights (Kathmandu - Lukla - Kathmandu), standard meals, accommodations, and trek crew while on the trails. If you travel in a group, you will save a significant amount. 

How much luggage can I take for the Everest Base Camp Trek?

Our porters carry 18kg weight, and we assign one porter for two trekkers. So your luggage limit is 9kg. We expect you to carry a backpack for your valuables. You are free to store your luggage at the Discovery World Trekking office at no cost. 

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 the safety and security of all our clients. Our experienced crew carries all the standard gears and equipment, along with first aid kits.

If someone in the trek gets sick, the trek leader decides whether to continue or descend immediately. In case of emergencies, we will arrange rescue helicopters. Trekking in groups makes the trek much more safe and secure. Here are other things that make our trekking safe.

  • Our guides have Intensive wilderness First Aid training
  • Trek leaders and guides have years of trekking experience 
  • Our team uses high-quality masks & gloves.
  • We check food & accommodations quality.

Extra days for unpredictable weather

We highly recommend our clients to add two extra days to their Everest Camp Trip so that you will not miss your international return flight. The flight from Kathmandu to Lukla or vice-a-versa may get behind schedule due to weather. In such cases, the flight is rescheduled for the next possible day.

Discovery can arrange a helicopter, but it will cost somewhere between USD 500 to 1000 based on availability. If there is no flight delay, you can have dozens of options to spend time. 

Please note that the Everest Base Camp Short Trek includes a fixed departure date from Kathmandu, and can we fix the flight date according to your request and schedule. Please review your designated departure date, and if time does not suit you, let us know. We can rearrange a trek at your convenient time. 

The itinerary listed above is a general guideline and might require modification due to external factors beyond our control like unstable weather, lodge and campsites unavailability, unforeseen governmental decrees, trail conditions, etc. 

If there is a need for itinerary adjustments, the decision of the trek leader will be final. Trek leaders will take the decision keeping in mind the interest of all team members. 

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Very helpful. Good trekking guide

Lynwil
5 - Excellent
11/02/2018

I wanted an extraordinary proposal for my partner so I thought EBC would be a good choice since we will be given astounding views and rewarding experiences. I searched for a good agency and luckily I came across the Discovery World Trekking. I've read good reviews about it so I sent them an email. Paul, the owner was quick to respond. October was our scheduled trip. But that was also the time I had problems with my back -I was diagnosed with lumbar strain 3 days before the Nepal trip. I didn’t want to spoil the whole trip with back pain so when I met up with paul, he advised me to take a rest and do a mini trek to acclimatize and see if I would have problems with my back. It was good advice instead of pushing me to just cancel right away. I felt the need to be honest with him regarding my purpose and he was cooperative. He said he will try his best to make our dreams come true. True to his word, he was very supportive. Paul even provided us stuff we failed to bring like comfy sleeping bags and duffle bags. He gave us a very helpful guide who spoke good English. Subraj. While we were more than half our trek, my partner experienced acute mountain sickness. In the middle of the night, subraj carried her on his back on the way up the hill where the mountain was located. Paul checked on us every once in a while.


Vera and Lynwil are heading to EBC.
The following morning my partner was back on her toes again and we proceeded with our journey. It was a smooth trip. Discovery world trekking reserved good rooms for us. When we reached Dingboche, my partner again experienced mountain sickness the guide and told me that it was no good to carry on. We called Paul and he coordinated the rescue. That's the good thing about discovery. They keep track of their clients and see to it that their needs are met. In those crucial times in the middle s of the Everest region, we were lucky to have easily contacted paul. He sent a rescue helicopter right away. I was still able to pursue the proposal. Although it wasn't on my target location, EBC instead on the heli rescue back to Kathmandu. I felt so relieved that I could rely on discovery world trekking not just in making EBC dreams come true but making sure lives are safe and saved. He had problems with the insurance that he recommended, but he talked to the hospital management and we were given a discount for our hospitalization. We were surprised that the helicopter rescue was ridiculously expensive but again he did not allow us to shoulder the burden, alone. He would always find a way to help and make his customers feel happy. I don’t think other owners will do the same. He would always visit us till my partner got well. With discovery world trekking you build also a good relationship and we were able to leave Nepal knowing we have a good person to come back for in our next adventures. Just a tip. Don’t underestimate trekking in high altitudes. Prepare and get good insurance that will cater to your needs.

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Antin S
5 - Excellent
04/30/2018

I spent a whole 10 days trekking to Everest Base camp with Discovery World Trekking. Everything is so satisfied for me. Good and flexible arrangement of tour. They taking care everything for what I need. They are so professional and provide me "Saros" an experienced and very polite guide. All well managed by Paul from DWT. I recommend for using their services, which is the best compared to any others companies in Nepal for any Himalaya trekking...

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Cbono
5 - Excellent
02/14/2018

The trek was planned online with Discovery World Trekking and although the payment asked for, is in the currency of USD-Paul Gurung was understanding and allowed for us to make the entire transfer online through the website with a Visa card versus bringing about 900 USD a person (EBC 10 day trek) in cash with us. When you get to Nepal, you understand why this most convenient. The going rate with most companies is around 1000$ CAD for 12 days or so, however after speaking to others and hearing about experiences, this was the best way to go about trekking to EBC, really it’s like a VIP service. Our Tour Guide mentioned to us how many foreigners attempt to complete the trek on their own and succeed but usually take a longer time and experience the really “character building” obstacles that one might expect (especially during the winter climbing season). This trek was one that myself and my two friends took a bit more lightly than we probably should have. EBC is about 4 days or so, away from Lukla. The roads and paths are treacherous and filled with different dangers. Ultimately what happens to everyone at some point is that they decide to give up. This is number one, why you should go with friends or others, and two why you should go with a guide. The trip is recommended as no more than 14 days and no less than 12. The acclimatization does make a difference. The cost difference is minimal as well, but regardless of what you choice, Paul and his tour guides will do their best to get you where’re you need to be. The way back is also a conversation best discussed in person with Paul, but if you are a cautious person or traveling alone, it is strongly recommended that you purchase travel insurance as the helicopters are said to be within the price range of 10,000$ (USD) for a ride, emergency or not. Generally, people only get the minimally required insured helicopter up to 3000m. The way that the trip starts out, you really don’t think you will need to worry too much, however if we had the insurance we certainly would have used it on our way down from Pengbouche; especially if weather and flights are looking like they won’t work. For MSH medical insurance holders, please note that it is clearly excluded as it falls under the excluded circumstances of travel on mountains (apparently), but if you are weaker or not as strong willed, take your time, don’t run, and breathe. The normal tip for porters is 100$ USD apparently, where the Tour Guide should get 200$ per group according to this company, which is not totally hard to understand but, Paul also made it clear that porters and tour guides are well taken care of by the company so really, these are guidelines. Please keep in mind there always questions, and don’t be afraid to ask to clarify and make it very clear if there is something you don’t understand, otherwise you feel awkward when you found out you paid the incorrect amount, or what might be seen as a stingy amount. Nonetheless, everything worked out well and we were very happy throughout the trip, Dol was our tour guide for the entire trip-very respectful, kind and courteous man who was able to offer insights and advice to make our trip more comfortable and successful. Most guides you get differ in personality types but Paul assures us that all his hired guides are the best and work the hardest to get the customers to where they need to be as comfortably as possible. Paul and Dol made it very clear just exactly what kind of adventure this was going to be and needed to move our booked flight on our last day (out of country) to a day later as it was unclear of whether we were able or unable to make it back for that day. It is not certain that flights will return or even go each day, generally all flights end around noon to Lukla. Paul is excellent At ensuring that timings and luggage is on track and conveniently taken care of. Our luggage was over weight and moved to the next flight which wasn’t a problem as Dol was able to help us get the luggage on the next flight in. Versus the experience a college had with a random no name guide who basically lost his luggage and he lost an entire day of his trek waiting in Lukla, which really sucks because there is basically nothing there and not a whole lot of variety of food to choose from. A few details about the package that Paul offered were the meals included which is actually cheaper if you just pay yourself and don’t plan on eating much more than one dish and a drink at leach meal. The average cost of food is 400 a meal and 150 for a drink a tea. Soft drinks aren’t included, and you need to get your own chlorine tablets. Tablets can be bought in KTM at about 200 NPR for a box of 50. The accommodations were not expensive but also not clear as to what it would have been had we been on our own, a fella came into the lodge the first night claiming that 500 was too much a night in Pakding...so I mean, ya we certainly pa8d more than we would have if we went on our own but we had Dol who was able to help us along the way. If you are wondering why it is was helpful having Dol and the porter, well-we almost didn’t need the porter if we didn’t get the sleeping bags. But Dol was able to help us pace, know when we couldn’t go further because of the distance versus the time of the day and really because he was so nice he made us feel we couldn’t be right rude to each other when we were annoyed or loud and obnoxious when we were really excited, like the last day heading down the mountain. Paul’s company was also will to allow us to use their trekking poles, sleeping bags, and downwear jackets. Keep in mind, if you carry the trekking pol up, and it is rented, try not to break it-luckily I had my own and although it was not destroyed, it was broken enough compared to when I started that I would most likely had been charged. Nonetheless if you find yourself in Louboche and in need of a pole, mine may still be there (joy world brand). We only needed one trekking pole, one downwear jacket and three thermal/down sleeping bags because some of us had immediate plans elsewhere after Nepal. To be honest the quality of the “Northface” in Nepal in general that you see in Thamel is low quality, so if you are renting on your own please be careful, the sleeping bags and downwear jackets shed like crazy through the day and night. The thermal sleeping bags are not enough to keep a person warm at night either, which is not to the fault of the DWT but just a heads up. It gets wicked cold the higher up you go. Every lodge/tea house we stayed at was very familiar with Dol (our guide) and DWT which was great because basically anything we needed or wanted was taken care of, except wifi and hot showers-maybe in the future you can work a deal out with Paul if you are going to represent his company with go face value for his company, but generally it’s a harder bargain to drive. By the end of everything Paul was really great about any areas of concern and even made up certificates (photographic) that were a nice token of our accomplishment. It was an awesome experience and I really recommend people travelling to EBC if they really want to know what they are made of and not only go, but go with Discovery World Trekking. All meals are paid for including the final one at a great restaurant with Paul at the end of the trek where he will debrief with you and get feedback. Many of my friend have also gone on treks with Paul’s company as well as Dol as a cook and tour guide. These two guys are really stretching out their arms to reach other areas of the tourism industry as well, don’t be afraid to inquire about custom packages. If you have other questions or concerns please let me know, I am always happy to share my positive experiences with others, especially when it’s about such good people.

FAQ’s

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.

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 the hike to account for unpredictable weather. In rough weather, flights from Lukla to Kathmandu or vice versa get canceled. In such cases, 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 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 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 EBC?

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 the Base Camp?

Weather on the trail to EBC 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 EBC trek require an immunization certificate?

No, it does not. But if you have any pre-existing medical conditions, let us know before booking the trip.

What is the booking and payment method for the Trek?

We require a 10% advance for confirming the booking, which you can pay by bank transfer, western union, or online through our site. You can pay the rest of the trip cost in cash, by bank transfer, western union, or using a credit card. We will email you payment details- including modes of payment available. 

Do I need to bring medicines for trekking to EBC?

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 the trek?

We require a 10% advance for confirming the booking, which you can pay by bank transfer, western union, or online through our site. You can pay the rest of the trip cost in cash, by bank transfer, western union, or using a credit card. We will email you payment details- including modes of payment available. 

How is the drinking water in the trails to the 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 EBC?

The trekking level is challenging. Discovery World Trekking tries its best to make your journey as safe, easy, adventurous, and joyful as possible.

Is Wi-Fi available during the trek?

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

I have never trekked before. Can I make it to the Base Camp?

The short answer is yes. You can trek to the Base Camp even if it is your first trek. EBC is considered one of the challenging trails,  but as long as you are reasonably healthy, fit, and can walk up to 6 hours a day, you should easily make it. If you are signing up for EBC Trek, you should definitely start by jogging, running, and taking part in stamina-oriented exercises a few weeks before the trek. 

What is the best season for trekking to EBC?

Spring (March to June) and Fall (September to November) are the best seasons to trek to base camp.

How safe is the EBC Trek?

EBC is still considered a challenging trek, safety should be a concern only if you are traveling alone and without any insurance. The mountains trails can be tricky, but with guided tours, you are as safe as you can be at any place in the world.

Do I need any special permits before starting the trek to EBC?

Yes. You need Trekkers' Information Management Systems (TIMS) card, Khumbu Pasang Lhamu Rural Municipality fees & Sagarmatha National Park Entry Permit. Discovery World Trekking will help you with all the necessary paperwork required for this permit.

Do I need travel insurance to trek for EBC?

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. We require your insurance documents before you start your EBC Trek.

Is there wifi available during the trek?

Yes, telecommunications has been developed rapidly in recent years. While the nationwide connection is above the global average, most of the trails do have internet, phone, and wifi facilities.

Why choose Discovery World Trekking for the EBC Trek?

Discovery World Trekking has been operating treks/expeditions for over a decade. We have helped more than 50,000 travelers, trekkers, and explorers to conquer the Base Camp. With over 60% recommended clients rate & a 99.9% successful trek track record, we believe in providing quality service to all looking for Everest adventure.

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