Everest Base Camp Trek - 14 Days

Trip Facts
DestinationNepal
ActivityEverest Treks
AccommodationHotel/Lodge/ Tea House during the trek
RegionEverest Region
DistanceLukla-EBC-Lukla(130km/80miles)
Start / End pointKathmandu / Kathmandu
Duration14 Days
Max. Altitude5,555m at Kalapatthar
Meals IncludedAll Meals (Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner) during the trek
Group size2-30
Nature of TrekLodge to Lodge Trekking
Best SeasonFeb, Mar, Apri, May, June, Sep, Oct, Nov & Dec
Trip CodeDWTTK03
Activity Per DayApproximately 4-6 hrs walking
TransportationDomestic flight (KTM-Lukla-KTM) and private vehicle (Transportation)
GradeChallenging

Everest Base Camp Trek Overview

Everest base camp trek is one of the finest treks in the world that centers on the world's highest peak Mt. Everest (29,029 ft/ 8,848.68m). This trek will provide you with a natural thrill as it takes you through breathtaking high-altitude landscapes, esoteric Buddhist monasteries, traditional Sherpa villages, high-altitude flora and fauna, and snow-capped mountains. Climbing Mount Everest Base Camp is a milestone in mountaineering.

EBC Trek Highlights

  • World’s highest airport at Syangboche (3,780m / 12.402ft)
  • Chance to explore the culture and lifestyles of the local Sherpa people
  • The magnificent views of the world’s highest peak, 8,848.68m/29,029 ft.
  • Views of other peaks such as Mt. Lhotse(8,516m), Cho Oyu (8,201m) and Mt. Makalu (8,463m)
  • Explore Sagarmatha National Park
  • Prayer wheels, colorful flags, Mani stones, high suspension bridges
  • Wide range of flora and fauna
  • Ancient monastery in Tengboche (3,867m / 12,687ft)
  • Wildlife like musk deer, colorful pheasants, snow leopards, and Himalayan Tahrs
  • Highest glacier on Earth- Khumbu Glacier (4,900 m)
  • Amazing panoramic views from Kala Patthar (5,555m)

Benefits of EBC trek with Discovery World Trekking

  • Free pick up & drop off from airport to hotel and vice versa in a private vehicle. 
  • Online trip briefing after booking confirmation
  • Oximeter for monitoring the blood oxygen saturation level at high altitudes. It detects early signs of impending altitude sickness and other potential health risks.
  • Medical Kits - that might be required in certain situations.
  • Easy booking and reservation system
  • Multi-channel communication (Email, WhatsApp, Facebook, WeChat, Viber, Skype, Zoom) 
  • 24/7 phone communication at +977- 9840055491
  • Easy payment system. 
  • Arrangement of sleeping bags and down jackets if you do not have your own.
  • Free excess luggage storage at the Discovery World Trekking store during the trek
  • Duffle bag for porters

 

Online Trip Briefing

The online briefing will clear all your doubts about the trek, including things to bring (equipment checklist) for the hike, the itinerary details, and what you can expect on the trails. As soon as you complete the booking, we will email you the available dates and times for the trek briefing, and once we receive your essential documents, we will conduct the online trek briefing.

Lukla Flight Information

There might be slight alterations to the trek itinerary, mainly during peak trek seasons (March, April, May, October, and November), as the flight to Lukla will be from Ramechhap/Manthali instead of Kathmandu due to traffic congestion. At other times, the flight will be from Kathmandu. To catch a flight from Ramechhap, we must leave Kathmandu and head to Manthali around 12:30 a.m. on the scheduled departure date. The drive will take around five hours.

 

Comprehensive Everest Base Camp Trek Guide

Your trek to Everest Base Camp starts with an awe-inspiring 45-minute flight from Kathmandu to Lukla. Lukla (2,840m/9,317 ft) is the starting and endpoint of the trek.

After getting off the flight at the Lukla Airport, the long hike in the Khumbu Region begins, and your destination for this day is Phakding. The next day will take you into the Sagarmatha National Park to Namche Bazaar, the gateway to Mount Everest. You will acclimatize for a day in Namche.

After acclimation for a day, you will leave Namche Bazaar and continue your journey by heading to Tengboche - another Khumbu region gem. The way from Namche to Tengboche goes up and down, and from the path, you will get to savor the views of Nuptse, Lhotse, and more. You will spend the night at Tengboche. 

The following morning, you will collect yourself and continue your journey by trekking to Dingboche (4410m/14470ft), from where we can see the entire Himalayan ranges in the Khumbu region. You will head to Dingboche from Tengboche. 

Pangboche Monastery, built in the 16th Century, lies on the way to Dibgboche. In the Dingboche region, you will see barley, buckwheat, and potato fields surrounded by stone walls to protect them from wind and wild animals. By reaching Dingboche, you will have gained a high altitude, and once more, it is time for acclimatization.

After spending a day at Dingboche, you will trek to Lobuche (4,940m/16,210 ft) walking alongside the Khumbu Glacier, but you start on the trail that ascends to the Pheriche village. As you move forward, you will enjoy the views of Pumori, Lingtren, and Khumbutse, and arrive at Lobuche. You will spend that night at Lobuche.

After a night at Lobuche, you are on the final big day of reaching the base camp. However, before reaching EBC, you will hike to Gorak Shep (5,164m/16,942 ft). At Gorak Shep, you will leave your belongings and walk alongside the Khumbu Glacier until you reach the EBC. 

You will stay at EBC for some time and take a short break basking in the natural beauty around the world's highest peak. Reaching Everest Base Camp is a huge achievement for mountaineers and adventurers. You will return to Gorak Shep for the evening and spend the night there. Now the return begins, you will mostly follow the path that took you to EBC to return to Namche and then to Lukla.  You will spend the night at Lukla, anticipating a return to Kathmandu the next day.

If everything is planned out, you will return to Kathmandu via flight from Lukla on your fourteenth day.

History

Mount Everest was first recognized as the world’s tallest mountain in 1856. The British Expedition of 1953, led by Sir Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay Sherpa, became the first to reach the Everest summit. Since then, EBC has served as a starting point for climbers attempting to conquer the highest peak on Earth. 

Elevation

This base camp at Mount Everest lies at 5,364 meters (17,598 feet). It's the destination for trekkers seeking to experience the Himalayan landscapes and the unique Sherpa culture. However, the highest point of this trek is Kala Patthar at 5,555 meters.

Terrain and Difficulty Level

This trek is considered challenging due to the rugged terrain, varying altitudes, and the potential for altitude sickness. The trail encompasses steep ascents and descents, rocky paths, suspension bridges, and challenging weather conditions. 

Trek Tips

Pack Wisely: Prioritize warm clothing, quality trekking boots, and essential gear.
Stay Hydrated: Drink plenty of water to combat altitude-related dehydration.
Local Cuisine: Embrace local foods for energy and acclimatization benefits.

Alternative Routes

Apart from the traditional route, alternative trails like the Gokyo Valley trek or the Three Passes trek offer unique perspectives of the region. These routes provide stunning landscapes, serene lakes, and additional cultural insights.

What makes Everest Base Camp special?

The Mt Everest base camp is the blend of natural beauty, cultural encounters, and humongous snow peaks. The trek presents a challenging yet rewarding journey through diverse landscapes, showcasing Sherpa culture and creating a sense of personal achievement. During your trek, you can see many iconic mountains Everest, Nuptse, Lhotse, Ama Dablam, Island Peak, Cho Oyu, & Makalu.

Trekkers traverse the Sherpa villages, ancient monasteries, and rhododendron forests while surrounded by the towering Himalayan peaks. The region's spiritual ambiance and camaraderie among trekkers add to its unique allure, making EBC a bucket-list destination for adventurers and nature enthusiasts worldwide.

 

DWT recommends all our valuable clients arrive at Kathmandu as early as possible, at least one day before the trek departure date, for last-minute preparations. If in case you missed the online trip briefing, it will allow us time to conduct an in-person briefing. The flight from Kathmandu to Lukla and Lukla to Kathmandu may get delayed due to the weather. In such cases, we reschedule these flights to the next available flight. So, we suggest our clients add at least 2 extra days as a cushion to the trip to avoid international flight delays back to their home country.

Everest Base Camp Trek Itinerary

  1. day1

    Flight from Kathmandu/Manthali to Lukla. Trek to Phakding (2,650m / 8,562ft)

    Itinerary Facts
    Trek Distance 6.2km / 3.8miles
    Flight hours 40/20 Minutes
    Highest Altitude 2,850m / 9,350ft.
    Trek Duration 3 hours

    In peak trek seasons (March, April, May, Sept, October, and November), Lukla flights from Tribhuvan International Airport (TIA)  may be rerouted to Manthali Airport due to traffic congestion. So, during these months, our guide will pick you up from your hotel at around 12:30 am for a five-hour drive to Manthali. From Manthali, you will take a 20-minute flight to Lukla.  In other months (December, January, February, June, July, and August), you will take a 40-minute flight to Lukla from Kathmandu.

    If you want to avoid the drive to Manthali from Kathmandu, you can book a helicopter to Lukla. However, it will cost you around 550 USD extra, provided five persons share the cost.

    Our journey to EBC, which begins from Lukla, will be very exciting, as it will be our 1st day of the trek. We will leave Lukla and trek through Chaurikharka village and descend to Dudhkoshi Ghat (2,530m / 8,300ft) until we reach Phakding. Today's trek will be short and enjoyable as we will also be acclimatizing. We can spend our spare time visiting local monasteries (like Rimishung Monastery) and preparing ourselves for a long trek the next day.

    • Overnight stay at Khumbu Travel Lodge, room with attached bathroom
    • Included standard meals (Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner)
  2. day2

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

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

    We will wake up in the morning and continue trekking along the northern bank of the Dudh Koshi River while enjoying the majestic views and crossing many suspension bridges over the Dudh Koshi River, including the Hillary Suspension Bridge. As we move forward, we arrive at the Sagarmatha National Park check post, where we will have our permits registered and then climb up through the dense forests. From this forest, we will catch the first sight of Mt. Everest. Trekking further, we will arrive at Namche Bazaar- the gateway to Everest. 

    • Overnight stay at Sakura Guest House (room with attached bathroom)
    • Included standard meals (Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner)
  3. day3

    Rest day and acclimatization at Namche Bazaar

    It is time to acclimatize at Namche Bazaar itself. We recommend you to explore Namche Bazaar, as this town hosts numerous wifi-linked cafes and restaurants, souvenirs, and gear shops. We have several hiking options - such as visiting Hillary School, Sherpa settlement, Syangboche Airport, and yak farms. If you are passionate about Everest, you should not miss hiking up to Everest View Hotel, from where you can catch the breathtaking views of Mt. Everest. 

    • Overnight stay at Sakura Guest House (room with attached bathroom)
    • Included standard meals (Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner)
  4. day4

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

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

    This day we will leave Namche and head to Tengboche. The trail is full of ups and downs and passes through forests, making the trek challenging, but the views you get to enjoy are truly rewarding. If you are lucky, you might also spot musk deer, pheasants, and Himalayan Thars. Near the end of the trek, you will find yourself descending to Phunki Thenga Village, but after leaving Phunki Thenga, you will be ascending continuously until you reach Tengboche. Tengboche looks like handcrafted natural beauty, which opens up the stunning views of Everest, Nuptse, Lhotse, and Ama Dablam. This day also provides you the chance to see the biggest Buddhist monastery in the Khumbu Region - the Tengboche Monastery. We will be spending the night at Deboche.

     

    • Overnight stay at Hotel Good Luck
    • Included standard meals (Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner)
  5. day5

    Trek from Tengboche (3,855m / 12,850ft) to Dingboche (4,360m / 14,290ft)

    Itinerary Facts
    Trek Distance 12km / 7.45miles
    Highest Altitude 4,360m / 14,290ft
    Trek Duration 5 hours

    After breakfast, we will be heading to Dingboche. On the way, we will be passing many Chortens, mani walls, and several small villages - including Pangboche, from where you can enjoy the stunning views of Mt.Ama Dablam. Throughout the trek, you will be gaining altitude, and as you move nearer to Dingboche, you can see fields surrounded by stone walls to protect crops. In this hostile environment, the locals manage to grow barley, buckwheat, and potatoes this way. As the night falls, you will stay at Hotel Good Luck in Dingboche. 

    • Overnight stay at Hotel Good Luck
    • Included standard meals (Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner)
  6. day6

    Rest day and acclimatization at Dingboche

    It is time for acclimatization, once more. By reaching Dingboche, we will have gained considerable altitude, and our body needs time to adjust to the thin air and high altitude. However, to remain busy, we will be walking up the ridge above Dingboche to get spectacular views of mountains - Ama Dablam, Island Peak, Cho Oyu, & Makalu.

    • Overnight stay at Hotel Good Luck
    • Included standard meals (Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner)
  7. day7

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

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

    The trek to Lobuche will start on the trail that leads to a short uphill near the ridge above Pheriche Village. You will soon find yourself moving alongside the Khumbu Glacier as the hike takes you higher to the Thukla Hills. At the Thukla Hills, you will see the memorial statues of climbers who passed away in this region. Continuing our trek forward, we reach Lobuche, our destination for that day.

    • Overnight stay at Mother Earth House
    • Included standard meals (Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner)
  8. day8

    Trek from Lobuche (4,930m / 16,175ft) to EBC (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

    This is an extraordinary day as we will be summiting Base Camp. At first, we will be trekking through the lateral moraine of the Khumbu Glacier and arrive at the beautiful Gorak Shep Village - a village surrounded by snow-capped mountains. We leave our belongings at Gorak Shep and hike up to the Base Camp. This is the closest you can ever get to the highest mountain in the world. You will savor the incredible views from EBC, take pictures of the surroundings, reflect on the memories and your achievements, and then head back to Gorak Shep. Along the way, you will also see the highest glacier in the world - the Khumbu Glacier.

    • Overnight at Buddha Lodge at Gorak Shep
    • Included standard meals (Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner)
  9. day9

    Hike to Kala Patthar (5,555m / 18,208ft) viewpoint, trek 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

    We will be waking early in the morning at Gorak Shep and hiking to Kala Patthar to view the sunrise at Mt. Everest and other peaks. Believe us - you have never seen anything as awe-inspiring as the early sunshine covering Mt. Everest anywhere else. After spending some time at the viewpoint, we will trek back to Gorak Shep for breakfast. We will rest for a bit and start our trek to Pheriche, our destination for the day. 

    • Overnight stay at Himalayan Hotel
    • Included standard meals (Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner)
  10. day10

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

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

    After a good night's sleep at Pheriche, we wake up early in the morning, have breakfast, and then trek down towards Tengboche. Our way passes through the rhododendron forests across the Imja Khola bridge, through the juniper forest, and finally to Tengboche, where we will be spending our night. 

    • Overnight stay at Hotel Good Luck
    • Included standard meals (Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner)
  11. day11

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

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

    After finishing breakfast at Tengboche early in the morning, we head back to Namche Bazaar. The trail takes us through forests full of high-altitude wildlife like pheasants, musk deer, mountain goats, and even snow leopards. Along your path, you will also see numerous prayer flags, chortens, the backside of Lhotse, and Mt. Everest. After arriving at Namche Bazaar, we will head to our lodges and rest as the trek for this day is over. 

    • Overnight stay at Sakura Guest House (room with attached bathroom)
    • Included standard meals (Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner)
  12. day12

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

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

    Today's trek will be a short one as we head to Phakding, following the banks of the Dudh Koshi River and crossing many suspension bridges that lie on the way. After passing through several forests and small villages, we will finally reach Phakding. We will stay at Phakding for the night. 

    • Overnight stay at Khumbu Travel Lodge
    • Included standard meals (Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner)
  13. day13

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

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

    Yet another short trek day that also marks the end of our trekking. We start by making a return down the Dudh Koshi valley. The route is mostly gentle uphill up to Kusum Stream, but before reaching Lukla, the trail heads steeply up to the west and takes us to Toktok. From here, the views will be entirely different, and we will spend some time savoring those views. We will continue until we reach Lukla. This will be our last day of trekking, and we will be resting at Lukla at night

    • Overnight stay at Comfort Inn
    • Included standard meals (Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner)
  14. day14

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

    Itinerary Facts
    Flight Hours 40/20 minutes

    This is the last of your trek. After breakfast, you will fly back to Kathmandu or Manthali, depending on the trekking season. If you are trekking in peak seasons (March, April, May, Sept, October, and November), from Lukla, you will take a 20-minute flight to Manthali Airport, and we will then drive you to Kathmandu from Manthali. In other months (December, January, February, June, July, and August), you will take the 40-minute flight back to Kathmandu. 

    You can book a helicopter from Lukla to Kathmandu to avoid the five-hour-long drive from Manthali to Kathmandu. However, it will cost around 500 USD extra, provided you share your helicopter with four others. 

    We hope your flight will be a relaxing one and provide you some time to appreciate your achievement and fall back on your memories. After arriving in Kathmandu, you can return to your hotel. How you spend the rest of the day is entirely up to you.

    • Included standard meal (Breakfast)

EBC Tour Package Includes

  • Domestic flight tickets (Kathmandu – Lukla – Kathmandu) and airport departure taxes
  • Total 13 nights (Six nights at Lukla, Phakding(2 Nights), and Namche (3 Nights), rooms with private attached bathroom. Seven nights in standard rooms at Tengboche (2Nights), Lobuche, Dingbuche (2 Nights), Gorakshep, and Pheriche)
  • All standard meals (13 lunches, 14 dinners, and 14 breakfasts) during the trek
  • Government licensed English-speaking trek leader. For more than 12 trekkers, 1 assistant guide.
  • Porter to help trekkers luggage. 2 trekkers will share 1 porter, Max weight limit for a porter- 18 kg (9 kg per trekker, weight limit). You can store non essential items in your hotel or at the DWT store.
  • 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

EBC Tour Package Excludes

  • 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 accommodations 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 are included in my 14 Days EBC Tour Package?

Official Everest Base Camp Trek Map : Kathmandu - EBC

Packing list for EBC Trip

You will need proper gear, equipment, and clothing for the trek. We will assign one porter for every two trekkers. Our porters will not carry more than 18 kg of luggage, so per trekker luggage weight limit is 9 kg.

Since one porter will carry luggage for two persons, we recommend you partner with another trekker and pack your and your partner’s luggage in a duffle bag with a capacity of over sixty liters. We also expect you to bring a small regular pack with a capacity of 20- 30 liters to keep your valuables and vital documents. 

It is always best to carry the essential clothing and accessories for the trek. We understand that you have your own preference for clothing, but we recommend the following list to help you pack. You can store your extra luggage at your hotel or the Discovery World Trekking store for free while you trek. 

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 for rent in Kathmandu)
  • Sweater
  • Waterproof jacket and pants

Footwear

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

Essential gear

  • Backpack or daypack (Size depends on whether you take a porter or not).
  • Thermal bottle
  • Water purification
  • Trekking pole
  • Sleeping bag (-15 bag is best in high altitude trekking)

Toiletries

  • Medium size drying towel
  • Toothbrush
  • Toothpaste
  • 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

Guided EBC Tour Package Information

Arrival

If you have booked an EBC package with us, we will pick you up from the Tribhuvan International Airport on the day of your arrival and transfer you to your hotel in a private vehicle.

When you arrive at the airport, you will find our representative holding a pamphlet with your name and our company name.

They will present you with a Khada or a marigold garland and take you to your hotel. There are plenty of hotels in Kathmandu, and you can choose the hotel that suits your taste.

If you want, we can recommend hotels for you. You just need to share your flight details with us.

 

Trek start

We conduct an online trek briefing before you come to Nepal to provide important information about the trek. However, we will also conduct a brief in-person briefing in Kathmandu before starting the trip.

During this briefing, we will also check your luggage to ensure you have all the required clothing, gear, and equipment.

The adventure starts with an early morning flight to Lukla, which takes around forty minutes. The trail starts from Lukla and progresses to Phakding on the first day. 

 

Accommodation

This trek package includes 13-night stays at the best available lodges and hotels in the trek regions. All rooms are twin-sharing rooms.

You will stay six nights in rooms with private attached bathrooms at Lukla, Phakding (2 nights), and Namche (3 nights) and seven nights in standard rooms at Tengboche (2 nights), Lobuche, Dingbuche (2 nights), Gorakshep, and Pheriche.

You can enjoy hot showers and Wi-Fi at the hotels/lodges you will be staying by paying a small fee.  

You will also need at least two nights of hotel stays in Kathmandu, one before starting the trek and the other after.

However, accommodations and meals in Kathmandu are not included in this package. Kathmandu has a wide range of hotels to fit all tastes and budgets.

 

Meals

The EBC trek is a high-altitude trek that requires a lot of energy. Hence, we will provide you with enough nutritious food in the trek regions.

However, at higher elevations, your food choices will be limited. Our trek package includes standard breakfast, lunch, and dinner. We will provide you with 4 breakfasts, 13 lunches, and 14 dinners during the trek. 

Mostly your food choices will include local, Nepali, and Western cuisine. We suggest you try dal, bhat, and tarkari (vegetables).

These food are rich in carbohydrates and provide enough energy for your trek. Due to hygienic concerns, we do not advise you to eat meat. 

Please note that the respiration rate at higher altitudes is higher. Hence you will need to take more fluid. We advise you to take green tea, lemon tea, hot lemon, ginger tea, and garlic soup (must).

We highly encourage you to avoid dairy (including cheese). Experts also advise you not to consume alcoholic drinks, caffeinated items, and hot chocolates.

 

Luggage

We advise you to carry only the basic things to the trek. Please use the above packing list while packing. You will be sharing a porter with another trekker. The porter will not carry more than 18 kg of luggage. So, your luggage weight limit is 9-kg.

We advise you to pack your luggage and your trek partner’s luggage in a duffle bag (preferably waterproof) with a capacity of over sixty liters. You can store your excess luggage at your hotel or the Discovery World Trekking store for free.

 

Typical day

Every trek day, you will enjoy the scenery, take photos, try new dishes, and explore the local villages.

Our qualified expert Sherpas will share your information about the places as you trek.  Porters will carry most of your luggage, but we expect you to carry a small regular bag for your valuables and important documents. 

After breakfast, you will set off on that day's walk around 7 to 8 am, depending on the duration and nature of the trek. After trekking for three to four hours, you will have lunch and then rest for an hour before continuing.

The afternoon walk will be shorter - about two to three hours. Once you reach the overnight lodge/tea house, you can enjoy the snacks, and afterward, you are free to explore nearby places.

We serve dinner around 6 to 7 pm. After dinner, you get time for friendly conversations. Your trek leader/guide will brief you about the next day's plan.

After the briefing, you can play board games like Monopoly and Cards or watch available mountaineering documentaries. Most guests also learn common Nepali words from our crew members or read books before sleeping.

 

Electricity and water

You can recharge your camera and mobile at an extra cost in the lodges as electricity is readily available. Similarly, you can buy packed mineral water on your way. However, we suggest you carry a water bottle and buy boiled water instead.

This will ensure that you will not leave plastic bottles in trek regions. If you need, we can also provide water purification pills. We suggest you not drink water from rivers or taps, as the water might not be hygienic. 

 

Communication

The tea houses/lodges in the trek region have internet, and you can use Wi-Fi at those places to remain in contact with your friends, family, and colleagues.

At higher trek regions, we use cell phones to communicate and Discovery World Trekking's head office remains in contact with their trek teams at least once a day. If you want, you can buy a local sim card in Kathmandu. 

 

Tipping

In Nepali culture, a tip is an honored way to say thank you (Dhanyabad) for good service. We advise you to tip collectively as a group at the end of the trek (for the guide and the porters).

The tip amount is entirely a personal preference that may depend more or less on your perception of service quality, length of trip, budget, and appreciation of their work.

 

Trek End

With rare exceptions (mainly due to weather), we will fly you from Lukla back to Kathmandu early in the morning on the fourteenth day and take you to your hotel. You can choose to spend your remaining day as you wish. Later in the evening, we will organize a farewell dinner in Kathmandu.

 

Feedback

After completing the trip, we will organize a farewell dinner, during which we will present you with a printed certificate mentioning your trek achievement. We would highly appreciate it if you would give us feedback.

This will help us improve our services for future travelers/trekkers. If you are happy about your trip, we encourage you to leave us feedback on travel portals. 

 

Useful Info

The domestic flight from Kathmandu to Lukla and Lukla to Kathmandu may get delayed due to the weather.

In such cases, we reschedule these flights to the next available flight. So, we suggest our clients add at least 2 extra days as a cushion to the trip to avoid international flight delays back to their home country.

In case of flight delays, if you want, we can arrange a helicopter for an additional cost of approximately USD 500-1000. During busy trek seasons, the flights to and from Lukla can take place from Manthali, Ramechhap, instead of Kathmandu.

The itinerary listed above is a general guideline and may be modified in rare cases due to factors beyond our control - including but not limited to unstable weather, unavailability of lodging or campsites, unforeseen governmental decrees, trail, and ecological conditions.

 

Trip extension

After completing the trek, you may want to stay a couple of days extra in Nepal. There are many beautiful and adventurous places in Nepal.

You can spend your time in various ways, such as sightseeing in Kathmandu, Nagarkot View Trip, Chitwan Jungle safari, paragliding, rafting, and canoeing before flying back.

 

Departure

If you share your flight details on your departure date, we will pick you up from your hotel and transfer you to Tribhuvan International Airport.  We hope you enjoyed your trek and you will be back for more exciting treks.

Trek season

The best season for an EBC trek is spring (March, April, May) or autumn (September, October, November).

The temperature in the high trek regions is just right, the skies are clear, and the snow peaks look magnificent during these seasons. In the high trek regions, during spring, the temperature can reach 20°C during the day and fall back to -5°C at night. 

Similarly, during autumn, the temperatures at high trek elevations can reach 25°C during the day and drop to -10°C at night. Most Nepali festivals fall during autumn. Hence, if you want to enjoy the festivities, trek in autumn.

Treks are also possible in summer (June, July, August)  and winter (December, January, February)  but the summer in Nepal coincides with monsoon, bringing in a lot of rain in lower trek regions.

The monsoon clouds can hide the mountains, and the flights to Lukla can be postponed. Moreover, the monsoon rain can make the trials wet and slippery. The summer temperatures at high altitudes can range from 27°C at daytime to 5°C at night.

In winter, the heavy snow in high trek regions can cover the trails, and the temperatures can drop quite low. At high altitudes, the temperatures at night can drop to -20°C, while the days are a bit warmer and can reach up to 15°C.

Please note that weather in high elevations can change abruptly.

Trek difficulty

Everest Base Camp is a challenging but equally rewarding trek. Hence, you will require a few weeks of mental and physical preparation. Exercising and jogging regularly for a few weeks before the trip helps build stamina.

Novice trekkers with normal fitness levels can complete this trek. However, the fitter you are, the more you will enjoy the trek. Past hiking experience would be an added advantage, but no technical experience and skills are necessary.

If you can hike 4 to 6 hours a day at a reasonable pace with a light day pack, you should be able to complete the trek.

Trekkers with pre-existing medical conditions, such as heart, lung, and blood diseases, must consult their physician before booking the trek.


Trek safety

Discovery World Trekking guarantees client safety, security, and satisfaction. Your safety is of the utmost importance to us.

We carry necessary standard gear, equipment, and first aid kits for each trip to keep everyone safe. Our guides have taken extensive first aid training.

If a trekker falls sick, we will decide how to proceed with the trek by assessing the situation while keeping everyone’s safety in mind.

In an emergency, after consulting your insurance company, we will arrange helicopter rescue.  We will trek as a team for an added safety layer, and it avoids getting lost in hostile terrains.


Avoiding altitude sickness

Altitude Sickness, also called Acute Mountain Sickness (AMS), cannot be prevented, but you can minimize the chances. Here are some tips to avoid altitude sickness:

  • Ascend slowly at your own pace
  • Take acclimatization days
  • Stay well-hydrated
  • Eat light and nutritious meals
  • Avoid alcohol and tobacco

Listen to your body, and if you feel symptoms like headache, nausea, or dizziness, tell your guide. They will decide the best course of action, including descending rights away to arranging a helicopter rescue in coordination with your travel insurance.


DWT team

Our well-trained and experienced guides/Sherpas will accompany you throughout the trek to make your journey joyful and memorable.

All our guides are well-trained government-licensed and have spent years trekking/climbing peaks. They are trained in intensive wilderness first aid, conservation and biodiversity, and rock climbing.

Our crew members come from the high Himalayas. They have high endurance and are well-adapted to living at high altitudes.

All of our staff members are very valuable to us, they are well-paid, and we take care of their insurance, clothing, food, and lodging throughout the expedition/trek.

Porters will carry most of your luggage. Two people will be assigned one porter, and combined luggage should be at most 18 kg. If required, we can also arrange one porter per person.

All our guides and porters receive medical care when ill or injured. We provide them with basic accommodation, food, and warm drinks and ensure that all our staff members are happy as we believe that only a happy person can make others happy.

 

Visa

All foreigners, except Indians, require a visa to enter Nepal.  You can get an on-arrival visa at the Tribhuvan International Airport.

Please, visit the www.immigration.gov.np portal for detailed information, including pre-arrival visa application and post-arrival visa applications. 

For a visa application, you will require a passport with at least six months of validity and a passport-size photo.

The current visa fee costs USD 50 for 30 days, which you can pay in cash at Tribhuvan International Airport. Citizens of China and the SAARC countries will receive a free visa. However, there are some restrictions.

Citizens from certain countries - Nigeria, Ghana, Zimbabwe, Swaziland, Cameroon, Somalia, Liberia, Ethiopia, Iraq, Palestine, and Afghanistan- may not receive an on-arrival visa.

So, if you are from any of these countries, you may need to contact your local Nepalese embassy.

 

Safe trek booking

Discovery World Trekking is a government-authorized, registered, and licensed trekking and touring operator in Nepal. We are also members of the Trekking Agency Association of Nepal (TAAN) and the Nepal Mountaineering Association (NMA).

We require 10 percent of the trek cost as an advance to confirm the booking.

After the trek booking, you can send us the necessary documents like passport copy, passport size photos, travel insurance policy, and arrival and departure flight details later, but within a week from the booking date.

You can pay the advance by bank transfer, wise, and online payment directly from our website, and the remaining amount in cash, bank transfer, or credit card when you arrive in Nepal. Furthermore, we will email you available payment modes and details. 

You can book this EBC trek here.


Currency exchange

Nepali Rupees (NPR/Rs) is the local currency. (1 USD = ~ Rs.130 NPR)

You can exchange most major foreign currencies through local banks and legitimate money exchanges in Kathmandu (and all over Thamel).

You might be able to exchange small amounts of cash in hotels. Most money exchangers display the exchange rates publicly.

We recommend you bring cash (major currencies) and exchange them in Kathmandu.

You can also withdraw cash (in Rupees only) from one of the many ATMs in Kathmandu and Thamel itself. Several ATMs in Kathmandu are open around the clock.

If you are using a foreign card - the maximum withdrawal amount is 35,000 Rupees for a 500 Rupees processing fee.

If you use the money exchange facility offered by financial institutions, they charge you a processing fee of about four percent or more. The currency exchange process is lengthy as well.

If you have Indian Rupees, only INR 100 note is legal in Nepal. 

There are no banks, and money exchanges in trekking trails, so you should exchange your money in Kathmandu, as people only accept Nepalese currency in trek regions.

We recommend bringing cash (major currencies) and changing it to Rupees. Only Nepali Rupees are honored in Nepal. 

 

Extra personal expenses

This trek package covers major costs, but not all the costs. Hence, you must bring spending money with you. Trekkers are responsible for meals and accommodations in Kathmandu. 

Similarly, you must pay for visa application, travel insurance policy purchase, beverages, snacks, protein bars, hot (tea/coffee) and cold drinks, souvenirs, tips to the trekking crew members, wi-fi, drinking water, etc.

Anything not included in the trek includes section is not covered by this package.

 

Travel Insurance

Everest Base Camp Trek is quite challenging and comes with potential high altitude risks, mainly altitude sickness and sudden weather changes.

Hence, travel insurance is compulsory for the 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 up to 6,000m.

We can recommend insurance companies based on the recommendations of our previous clients and our experience, but we do not sell insurance policies.

We suggest trekkers send their detailed insurance information after the trek. In emergencies, we will use the insurance policy and informational documents you sent us for quick and effective rescue operations. 

Before buying travel insurance, call the insurance company and recheck if their plan covers heli-rescue up to 6,000m and health care costs. Do not just rely on their website content.

Last-minute booking

It is best to book the Everest trek in advance, but if unable to do so, Discovery World Trekking has a special provision for a last-minute booking.

In last-minute booking, we must receive 100% of the trip payment 24 hours before the trek departs. We do our best to operate trips at any time.

However, last-minute treks may be delayed due to events beyond our control, such as bad weather, landslides, and lack of accommodations.

Contact us for more information at 977- 9840055491 (Paul) or email us at [email protected].  

 

 Group & private trek

We conduct group as well as private treks. If you have your own group, we provide you discounts based on your group size.

However, you will not get discounts for groups we assemble. For a group of 12 or more, we add an assistant guide. You can choose to conduct a private trek exclusively for your team.

 

Ecotourism

We understand the importance of maintaining the ecology and try our best to keep the Khumbu region clean, especially the Everest Khumbu Icefall Glacier region. We aim to capture the moments in our lenses while leaving only the footprints behind.

Hence, we work together with the Kathmandu Environmental Education Project (KEEP) to organize eco-friendly trips that meet the expectations of both travelers and the local communities.

 

Notes

The EBC trek package includes fixed departure dates from Kathmandu but can adjust to accommodate your specific requests and schedule.

Please review your designated departure dates. If the date does not suit you, let us know we can arrange a trek at your convenience. 

We look forward to guiding you on the life-changing trek to EBC through some of the most dazzling landscapes on the planet.

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Carson

Written Apr 02 , 2023

From my initial contact, Paul was incredibly responsive, helpful and answered all of the many questions I had. Paul video-called me via WhatsApp to cover the itinerary items on the Everest Base Camp trek and how they would all come together. The team members from Discovery World Trekking met me at the airport upon arrival.

 

The EBC trek itself will probably remain one of the best things I've done in my life. Phurba was my guide for the 14-day trip and he was incredible! Throughout the journey, he was incredibly kind, funny, and thoughtful (also a hiking machine).

 

I had an absolute blast and feel so lucky to have had him as my guide. Reaching the top of Kala Patthar at sunrise is something I won't forget for the rest of my life. Thank you, Paul, thank you Phurba, thank you DWT!

David

Written Jun 21 , 2023

We had such an amazing experience hiking to Everest Base Camp, and a lot of it had to do with the incredible guides and porters who really took care of us. Ask for a detailed itinerary before your trip so you can train properly and come prepared, although flexibility is necessary if terrain changes or other weather events occur.

 

Along the way, you can expect lots of dancing from the music-loving porters, unbelievable views, and delicious tea (honey lemon ginger and Nepali black tea were my faves). If you’re thinking about trekking in Nepal, you won’t regret going with Discovery World Trekking!

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Cilan Jones

Feb 01 , 2024

Going on the Everest Base Camp trek with Discovery World Trekking was like living out a cherished dream. With CEO Paul Gurung and his amazing team leading the way, every part of the journey was filled with awe and anticipation.

From the careful planning of our route to the expert guidance provided by our knowledgeable guides, DWT made sure our trek was not just safe but also incredibly memorable.

Standing at Everest Base Camp, surrounded by the towering peaks, was a moment I'll treasure forever. If you're seeking an unforgettable trekking adventure, I can't recommend Discovery World Trekking and their Everest Base Camp trek enough. Huge thanks to Paul Gurung and the team for making it all possible!

Lisa Adams

Jan 08 , 2024

My trek to Everest Base Camp with Discovery World Trekking went beyond my wildest expectations. While challenging, the journey was incredibly rewarding, with each step bringing me closer to the majestic Mount Everest and offering stunning scenery along the way.

The team at Discovery World Trekking was exceptional, providing unwavering support and guidance throughout the trek. Our guide was not only experienced but also shared captivating insights into the local culture and geography, enriching the experience further.

The accommodations and meals were superb, offering a cozy haven amidst the Himalayan landscape. Overall, I cannot speak highly enough of Discovery World Trekking for making this adventure truly unforgettable.

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Ryan Cane

US

May 31, 2023

I had a thrilling adventure with Discovery World Trekking. The Everest base camp trek was challenging, but the support and encouragement from our guide made it easier. The views along the trail were simply breathtaking, making every step worth it.

 

The company's organization and attention to detail were commendable. Overall, it was an amazing trekking experience, and I would recommend Discovery World Trekking to adventure enthusiasts.

Rhea Shah

IN

May 17, 2023

My friend and I went for the EBC trek with Discovery World Trekking and had the most amazing experience.

 

Our guide, Ngima was supportive, quite experienced, and very knowledgeable. Besides, all the trekking guidance, he provided us with a lot of insight into the culture and people and he is also an amazing photographer. We got the most beautiful shots thanks to him.

 

Paul was always one phone call away in case we needed any information or additional support. Everything (food, accommodation, etc) was very well organized. The porters were also very reliable and would go the extra mile(sometimes quite literally) to ensure we were comfortable and had the best experience.

 

I would recommend DWT to anyone who wishes to go to Nepal on such treks or expeditions. Can’t wait to be back in Nepal for more such adventures with DWT!

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