Everest Base Camp Trek - 15 Days

Everest Base Camp Trek - 15 Days
Trip Facts
Destination Nepal
Activity Everest Treks
Accomodation Hotel/Lodge/ Tea House during the trek
Region Everest Region
Start / End point Kathmandu / Kathmandu
Duration 15 Days
Max. Altitude 5,555m at Kalapatthar
Meals Included Meals during the trek
Group size 2-20
Nature of Trek Lodge to Lodge Trekking
Best Season Feb, Mar, Apri, May, June, Sep, Oct, Nov & Dec
Trip Code DWTTK13
Activity Per Day Approximately 4-6 hrs walking
Transportation On road to Thame Danda, Domestic flight Lukla-Kathmandu
Grade Moderate

About the Trip

If you do not want to fly to Lukla to start your trek to Everest Base Camp, you can reach the Everest region using road transport, following the footsteps of Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay Sherpa. You can reach Thame Danda by road, and from there, you can trek to Paiya and then to Phakding, ultimately joining the classic Everest Trek. From Phakding, you will hike to Namche, Dingboche, Pangboche, and Gorak Shep, ultimately reaching Everest Base Camp.

Highlights

  • Follow the footsteps of Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay Sherpa
  • Unexplored lower Khumbu valley
  • Yak farm and cheese factory
  • The world’s highest mountain Everest (8,848m)
  • One of the world’s highest airport at Syangboche (3,780m / 12.402ft)
  • Chance to explore the Sherpa culture and lifestyles
  • Views of other peaks such as Mt. Lhotse(8,516m), Cho Oyu (8,201m) and Mt. Makalu (8,463m)
  • Wildlife like musk deer, colorful pheasants, snow leopard, and Himalayan tahr
  • Highest glacier on Earth - the Khumbu Glacier (4,900m)
  • Khumjung monastery said to house Yeti scalp
  • 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)
  • Amazing panoramic views from Kala Patthar (5,555m)

Benefits of Everest Base Camp By Road With DWT

  • 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. 
  • Free airport pick up & drop off from airport to hotel and vice versa in a private vehicle. 
  • Oximeter for monitoring the blood oxygen saturation level at high altitudes to detect early signs of altitude sickness and other potential health risks.
  • Medical Kits - that might be required in certain situations.
  • Arrangement of sleeping bags and down jackets if you do not have your own.
  • Free excess luggage storing at Discovery World Trekking store during the trek
  • Duffle bag for porters

Comprehensive Overview

You will be following the footsteps of Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay Sherpa during their expedition to the mighty Everest in 1953. The trails offer an immense opportunity to experience a mix of outdoor adventure and cultural exploration in the Khumbu region.

The Everest region is the home to Mount Everest (8,848m) - the world’s highest mountain, along with other eight-thousanders, Lhotse, Cho Oyu, and Makalu. In addition to visiting Sagarmatha National Park- a world heritage site, you will also get a chance to see and experience Buddhist Tengboche Monastery, Ngojumba Glacier, Khumbu Glacier, and icefall, and will eventually leave a footprint at Kalapatthar and Everest Base Camp – a dream to trek adventurers.

The trek starts from Kathmandu, heading to Phaplu, following the BP Highway. After 9 to 10 hours, you will reach Phaplu, a mountainous town where you will spend the night. The next day, we will drive you to Thame Danda, from where the trek actually begins. We will reach Paiya on this day and rest for the night.

After Paiya, our next destination of the day is Phakding. We begin the trek early, stop at Thado Koshi for lunch, and then trek for two more hours, eventually reaching Phakding. By arriving at Phakding, you will have joined the classic Everest Base Camp trek route. The trekkers who flew to Lukla to start the EBC trek will join you on the trails from Phakding. You will be staying at Phakding for the night.

We leave Phakding in the morning, follow the Dudh Koshi River, and head to Namche, the gateway to Everest. But on the way, we must register our permit at Sagarmatha National Park and climb higher into the dense forest, from where you will get the first views of mount Everest. You will continue to hike until you reach Namche Bazaar, where you will stay for one more day for acclimatization.

While acclimatizing, we will take you to the villages of Khunde and Khumjung. You will also have the option to hike to Everest View Hotel to catch the views of Everest.After a rest day at Namche, you will be heading on a trail with numerous ups and down to Tengboche. Tangboche provides exquisite views of Everest, Nuptse, Ama Dablam, and Lhotse. We will spend the night at Tangboche or Deboche based on how much time we have. 

The following day we will leave Tengboche/Deboche and hike to Dingboche, a high-altitude settlement, where you will find fields surrounded by stone walls to protect crops from wild animals and cold wind. We will stay one more day at Dingboche for acclimatization as you have already reached an altitude of more than 4,000m from sea level.

From Dingboche, you will head to Lobuche, following the Khumbu Glacier. At Thukla Hills, you will find a memorial dedicated to those who could not succeed in this hostile terrain. By reaching Lobuche, you are very near to Everest Base Camp (EBC). After breakfast, you will leave Lobuche and head to EBC, but first, you must reach Gorak Shep, where you will store your belongings and then climb up to EBC. Most probably, this is the closest you will be to mount Everest unless you want to climb it. After enjoying the views from EBC, you will get back to Gorak Shep and spend your night in a hotel/lodge.

The following morning, at early dawn, we will take you to Kala Patthar to let you enjoy the views of the sun rising over Everest. After enjoying the views from Kala Patthar, it is time to return. From Gorak Shep, we will descend to Pheriche, then to Tengboche, and reach Namche Bazaar, taking the same path we used to get to EBC.

From Namche, we will take you to Phakding and then to Lukla. After spending the last night at Lukla, in the trek region, you will return to Kathmandu on a flight from Lukla. Your trek will be over in Kathmandu.  

Day to Day Itinerary

  1. day 1

    Drive from Kathmandu (1,400m / 4,593ft) to Phaplu (2,485m / 8,152ft) -10hrs

    Your trek starts with a bus ride from Kathmandu. The bus will roll along the BP Highway past the picturesque terraced fields, traditional villages, and roaring rivers. We will stop at Ghurmi for lunch and continue forward, reaching Phaplu after about ten hours of drive. You will be spending the night at Phaplu.

    • Overnight stay at a lodge
    • Included standard meals (Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner)
  2. day 2

    Drive Phaplu (2,485m / 8,152ft) to Thame Danda and Trek to Paiya (2,937m / 9,365ft)

    After early morning breakfast, we will take a bus to Thame Danda. We will stop at Kharikhola for lunch and then continue the ride, eventually reaching Thame Danda. The motor road stops at Thame Danda, and from here, we will trek to Paiya, where you will spend the night.

    • Overnight stay at a lodge
    • Included standard meals (Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner)
  3. day 3

    Trek from Paiya (2,937m / 9,365ft) to Phakding (2,650m / 8,562ft)

    It will be your first full day of the trek. You will leave Paiya in the morning and heading to Phakding, walking past several villages, forests, and suspension bridges. It will take us around six hours to reach Phakding, our destination for the day.

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

    Trek from Phakding (2,650m / 8,562ft ) to Namche Bazaar (3,440m / 11,285ft)) - 6 hrs

    We continue to trek north up the Dudh Koshi River Valley and briefly stop at the Sagarmatha National Park check post to register our permits before continuing inside the Sagarmatha National Park. From the forests inside Sagarmatha National Park, you will get the first views of Everest. We will continue at the trails, crossing several high-suspension bridges, and finally make a challenging climb through dense forest to arrive at Namche Bazaar, the gateway to Everest.

    The Namche Bazaar is a throbbing marketplace with Wi-Fi-connected pubs, restaurants, and shops selling everything from gear and equipment for climbers to souvenirs for tourists.

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

    Rest day to relax and acclimatize at Namche Bazaar (3,440m / 11,285ft)

    It will be the first day for rest and acclimatization at Namche. However, you can also take part in several activities. You have the option to visit the famous Sherpa villages of Khunde and Khumjung. There is a yak farm in the vicinity, and you can also visit the Sagarmatha National Park Visitor Centre. If you love Everest, you can go to Everest Hotel and watch Everest from the premises. 

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

    Trek from Namche (3,440m / 11,285ft) to Tengboche/ Deboche (3,855m / 12,850ft) - 5 Hours

    It is time to climb out of Namche. On clear days you will enjoy the fantastic views of Everest and other surrounding peaks. Similarly, from the remote parts of the trail, you might even catch glimpses of high-altitude wildlife. As you hike forward, the trail drops to the Dudh Koshi river and ascends steeply to reach Tengboche, famous for Tengboche Monastery, the largest in the Khumbu region. You can get fantastic views of Ama-Dablam from Tengboche.

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

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

    Early morning, we provide you the option to observe morning prayers at Tengboche monastery, and then you will trek through some serene dense forest, reaching Pangboche. You will have your lunch at Somare and then hike forward to reach Dingboche. As the elevation increases, you will notice that the terrain looks arider and barren. Just before entering Dingboche, you will see the farmlands encircled by stone walls. These walls safeguard crops from cold wind and wild animals.

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

    Rest day and acclimatization at Dingboche (4,360m / 14,290ft)

    We will spend one more acclimatizing at Dingboche to adjust to the thinning air. There are several activities we can indulge in. We will take you to a ridge above Dingboche to show the close-up views of Mount Lhotse (8,516m / 27,940ft), the back view of Ama Dablam (6,812m), and Island peak(6,189m). While your body acclimatizes, your mind will calm in the mountain serenity.

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

    Trek from Dingboche (4,360m / 14,290ft) to Lobuche (4,930m / 16,175ft) - 5 Hours

    You will start on our trails with a short uphill near a ridge and then follow a wide valley path to the glacial moraine and a small collection of lodges. As you climb higher, a better view emerges. On the way to Lobuche, you will pass through a memorial dedicated to those who couldn’t succeed in this hostile terrain. Lobuche has many shops and hotels, unlike other places, we passed a few days ago.

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

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

    It will be a remarkable day, perhaps in your whole life. From Lobuche, you will follow the glacial moraine that will gently take you upwards until you reach Gorak Shep. However, at Gorak Shep, you will leave your belonging and head to the Everest Base Camp.

    From the Everest Base Camp, you can enjoy the grand views of Khumbu icefall and other tall mountains in the neighborhood. After enjoying the views to the heart's content and taking enough pictures, you will return to Gorak Shep to spend the night. 

    • Overnight stay at Buddha Lodge
    • Included standard meals (Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner)
  11. day 11

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

    You will wake up early at Gorak Shep and hike to Kala Patthar to witness the grand sunrise at Mt. Everest and surrounding peaks. We are sure you have not seen anything more awe-inspiring than the early sunrays striking Mt. Everest. After spending enough time at the viewpoint, you will trek back to Gorak Shep for breakfast. After breakfast, we will rest for some time and start our trek back to Pheriche, our destination for the day. 

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

    Trek from Pheriche (4,250m / 13,945ft) to Namche Bazaar (3,440m / 11,285ft) – 6-7 hrs

    After a good night's sleep at Pheriche, we wake up early in the morning, have breakfast, and start trekking to Namche Bazaar. The trail passes through the rhododendron and juniper forests, crossing the Imja Khola bridge to reach Tengboche. From Tengboche, you will hike through forests full of high-altitude wildlife such as musk deer, mountain goats, or snow leopards to reach Namche Bazaar.

    • Overnight stay at Sakura Guest House (room with attached bathroom)
    • Included standard meals (Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner)
  13. day 13

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

    We leave Namche Bazaar after breakfast for a short trek to Phakding, following the banks of the Dudh Koshi River and crossing several suspension bridges. After passing through several forests and a few small villages, you will finally reach Phakding, where we will stay for the night. 

    • Overnight stay at Khumbu Travel Lodge
    • Included standard meals (Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner)
  14. day 14

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

    It will be your last day on the trekking trails. We head towards the lower Dudh Koshi Valley on a route that gently ascends to Kusum Stream, but before reaching Lukla, the path rises steeply up to the west, taking us to Toktok. From Toktok, the views become entirely different, and we will savor those views before continuing to Lukla. It will be your last day of trekking, and you will be resting at Lukla for the night.

    • Overnight stay at Comfort Inn
    • Included standard meals (Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner)
  15. day 15

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

    After a hearty breakfast, you will take a flight from Lukla to Kathmandu. The 40-minute flight will indeed be relaxing, allowing you enough time to appreciate your achievement and fall back on your memories. After arriving in Kathmandu, you can return to your hotel. You are free to spend your time in Kathmandu according to your choice.

    • Included standard meal (Breakfast)

What is Included?

  • Kathmandu - Thame Danda on a local bus
  • Lukla-Kathmandu flight and airport departure taxes
  • 15 breakfasts, 14 lunches, and 14 dinners in the trek region
  • 14 nights in trek regions. Five days in rooms with attached bathrooms at Phakding (2N), Namche(3N), and nine days in standard rooms at Phaplu, Paiya, Deboche, Dingboche (2N), Lobuche, Gorak Shep, Pheriche, and Lukla
  • Government Licensed experienced trek leader (guide), assistant trekking 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.
  • Guides and porters cost and their meals, insurance, salary, lodging, transportation, flight, and other necessary equipment
  • Sagarmatha National Park entry fee.
  • Khumbu Pashang Lhamu Rural Municipality fees.
  • All government, local taxes and official expenses
  • Arranging rescue operations in case of complicated health conditions (funded by travel insurance).
  • Souvenirs - company's T-shirt & Cap
  • Discovery World Trek appreciation certificate after the successful trek
  • Farewell dinner in Kathmandu after the trek

What is excluded?

  • International flight costs
  • Excess baggage charges. The luggage weight limit per person is 9 kg per trekker.
  • Accommodations and meals (Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner) in Kathmandu
  • Extra night accommodation in Kathmandu due to early arrival, late departure, and early return from trekking (because of any reason)
  • Personal expenses, such as laundry, telephone calls, battery recharge, shopping, laundry, extra porters, beverages, etc
  • Personal clothing and gear
  • Travel insurance
  • Tips for guide and porters
  • Additional costs caused by circumstances beyond management control, for example, landslide, weather conditions, itinerary modification due to safety concerns, illness, change of government policies, strikes, etc

Route Map

everest base camp trek map

Equipment list for Everest Base Camp Trek via road

Though your personal preferences may differ, we have compiled a list to help you pack the clothing, accessories, and equipment needed for the trek. However, make sure to bring the minimum. We will assign porters to carry your luggage, but your luggage weight limit is 9 kg. You do not need to bring equipment from your home country. You can buy or hire them in Kathmandu.

 
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
  • Heavy weight 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 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
  • Bio-degradable bar soap
  • Nail clippers
  • Small mirror
 
Personal accessories
  • Money
  • Watch
  • Cell phone
  • Camera

 

Extra items

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

Trip Information

Free airport pick-up/drop service

Discovery World Trekking offers a complimentary Tribhuvan International Airport (TIA) pick-up and drop-off service. When you arrive at TIA, you will find our representative holding a pamphlet with your name on it. As a welcome gesture, our representative will present you with a garland and then take you to your hotel in a private vehicle. During your departure, we will come to pick you up at your hotel and take you to TIA. To take advantage of this facility, you need to share your flight details with our office. We provide this service to ensure that you do not feel alone in a foreign country or face navigation difficulties.

 

The Everest Base Camp journey start

You will arrive at Tribhuvan International Airport at Kathmandu by three pm, at least one day earlier than the trek departure day. Arriving early is important because it provides you enough time to attend the trip briefing. During the trip briefing, we will provide you with vital information about the trek and also go through your luggage to ensure you have packed all the basic things that you need for the trek. On the trek departure date, we will take a bus from Kathmandu and reach Phaplu along the BP Highway.

 

Accommodation

This package covers fourteen nights at the trek regions at the best tea houses/hotels/lodges. At Phakding (2N) and Namche (3N), you will stay in rooms with attached bathrooms for five nights. You will stay in standard rooms for nine days at Phaplu, Paiya, Deboche, Dingboche (2N), Lobuche, Gorak Shep, Pheriche, and Lukla.

Tea houses on the trek are fairly basic but perfectly comfortable and lovely with spacious lounge dining rooms, usually decorated with colorful traditional rugs and woods. The bedrooms are on a twin-sharing basis- beds with mattresses, blankets, and pillows. Most of these tea houses provide hot shower facilities for an extra expense.

You will need at least one night of accommodation at Kathmandu before starting the trek and one more after the hike ends. However, this package doesn’t cover these costs. Kathmandu has all kinds of hotels to suit your tastes and pocket. 

You can enjoy hot showers and Wi-Fi at lodges/tea houses, but you need to pay a small fee.

Meals during the trek

Your trek takes you to high elevations around Everest, so your body requires enough carbohydrates, proteins, and other nutrients. We will provide you with plenty of convenient, hygienic, and nutrient-rich food, but you will not have all the options you get in big cities. 

On the trek, we will provide you with 15 breakfasts, 14 lunches, and 14 dinners in the trek region.

Some of the popular menu items are -

Breakfast: Oatmeal, Corn Flakes, French Toast with Jam, Butter, Cheese, and Honey, Hot Drinks (varieties of Teas, Coffees), Hot Chocolates, Tibetan Bread or Chapati, Local Tsampa Porridge, Hashed Brown Eggs, Varieties of eggs (Omelets) Pancakes, Muesli Breads, Fruits and Vegetables, etc.

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

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

We only select the best hotels/lodges/restaurants to ensure that the food is fresh, tasty, hygienic, and nutritious. These eateries provide local, Asian, or popular western food. However, as you get to higher elevations, your food choices get fewer, and food also gets more expensive.

During the trek, we recommend you to take plenty of liquids- hot lemon, green tea, lemon tea, ginger tea, garlic soup(must), and fresh vegetables - at high altitudes. Though you will get plenty of non-veg choices, we do not recommend them because the meat may not be hygienic. 

We also highly encourage you to avoid dairy, alcohol, caffeinated items, and hot chocolates, as experts suggest avoiding these items during high elevation treks.

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

Best time to visit EBC

The weather has the potential and influences EBC treks heavily. Though you can get weather forecasts, they are not very reliable. However, the EBC treks are easier and allow clear views during the spring (Feb-June) and autumn (Sept-November) seasons. Generally, during these seasons, the sky is crystal clear from dusk to dawn, allowing you to enjoy spectacular views.

Spring (Feb to June) is one of the best seasons to trek to EBC. As the monsoon slowly recedes, perfect trekking weather opens, and most trekkers head to EBC during this time. At the high trek elevations, the temperature reaches up to 20 degrees in the daytime and falls to 5 degrees at night. If you want to catch incredible views, this season is perfect.

During the rainy season (June- September), due to rain, there are chances that the road to Thame Danda may not allow free flow of traffic, making it very difficult to reach the trek region. Similarly, flights from Lukla to Kathmandu may get canceled often.  However, trekkers also trek to EBC during rainy seasons. If you decide to trek in the rainy season, we will conduct EBC treks safely. 

During autumn (Sep-Nov), the weather gets cooler, the rainfall stops, and another favorable trek season begins. The trek environment gets festive as Dashain and Tihar fall during this season. However, it starts snowing at high altitudes from the last week of November.

The winter season in Nepal starts in December and lasts till February. During this time, the weather gets frigid, and it starts to snow for trek reasons. Heavy snow is a concern for most trekkers. However, if you are determined to trek to EBC during winter, we can organize the trek for you. If you are allergic to colds, you should not be trekking to EBC in winter.

The weather in the Himalayas is unpredictable, and the temperature may change quickly.

Acclimatization

For a successful EBC trek, you must undergo proper acclimatization. By arriving in the trek region by road, you have already minimized the chances of getting altitude sickness. Generally, the chances of getting altitude sickness start at elevations above 2,500m and go up significantly above 5,000m. 

Our package is designed with days allocated for acclimatization at Namche and Dingboche before you reach the highest trek point - Kala Patthar (5,555m). Altitude sickness is a common issue most climbers face. Though you cannot completely prevent altitude sickness, you can minimize the chances. We advise you to drink plenty of water, walk at your own pace, and rest regularly. Our Sherpas will also suggest ways to prevent altitude sickness.

However, you should not completely ignore the signs of altitude sickness and tell your guide the first instance you notice your body shows signs of being uncomfortable. In case of severe altitude sickness, you must descend immediately. If a trek member catches altitude sickness, your trek leader has the authority to decide whether to continue the trek or descend immediately. 

The chances of getting mountain sickness often start at altitudes above 3,500m. Our trek guide use oximeters to monitor your blood oxygen saturation level to detect early signs of altitude sickness. Our guides are well trained and experienced at handling altitude sickness. 

 

Fitness level, medical, and health

Everest Base Camp Trekking by road is a challenging trek that takes you to Everest Base Camp. The paths include steep ascents, descents, and straightforward routes that can be rocky and pass through dense forests often. To complete this trek, you need to be normally fit and should be able to hike for at least five to six hours while carrying a light backpack.

Prior trek experience will prove to be advantageous but not compulsory. Trekking at higher altitudes will be significantly harder, but the views will surely compensate for your efforts. However, if you suffer from certain medical conditions, such as heart, lung, or blood diseases, you must consult your doctor and let us know about your condition before booking the trek.

 

Trekking group/single

We organize group and private treks. If you have your own group, you will be eligible for a discount based on your group size. However, we will not provide discounts for a group Discovery World Trekking assembles. We can handle all group sizes and add an assistant guide for a group with 12 members or more. 

 

A typical day on the trek

Each trekking day will reward you with a unique experience, providing time to enjoy the scenery, take photos, explore the local village and try their cuisine. Our porters will carry most of your luggage, but we expect you to bring with you a small backpack for your valuables and essential items. 

The day starts with an early morning cup of tea/coffee. Then it is time for you to begin the trek. The trek is normally from anywhere between 7 to 8 am, depending on the trail length and conditions. We will serve you lunch at around midday, often en route to the destination. You will rest for about an hour after lunch and then continue forward.

The afternoon trek will generally be shorter, lasting for two or three hours. After reaching the destination for the day, you can snack on your extra dietary snacks and explore the nearby places until it gets dark. 

Dinner will be ready by 6 to 7 pm. After dinner, your guide will brief you about the plans for the next day. After this briefing, you can engage in friendly conversations with fellow travelers, play games like cards, monopoly, or chess, watch mountaineering videos if possible, read books, or learn light and fun Nepali words from our crew before heading to bed. 

 

Communication during the trek

During Everest Base Camp Trekking via road, you can use of internet connection at most lodges you will be staying by paying a small service fee. You can remain in contact with your friends and family from there. You can buy a local sim in Kathmandu, but the signals may not be strong enough at high elevations. Discovery World Trekking remains in contact with all its trek teams at least once a day via the trek guide to ensure that the trek is progressing as planned and everyone is comfortable.

Normally, Wi-Fi is available in tea houses/lodges and comes at an extra cost.

Electricity and water during the trek

All lodges on the way to Everest Base Camp have electricity, and you can use it to charge your electronic devices by paying a small fee. Similarly, you can easily buy bottled drinking water from en-route shops, but some trek regions will not allow plastic bottles. So, we recommend you carry a water bottle and buy boiled water from lodges/ tea houses. We also advise you to use water purification pills. If you do not have them, we can provide them for you. 

We suggest you not to drink water from taps, wells, and rivers at trek regions as the water may not be potable.

Extra personal expenses on trekking

This package includes most costs during the trip. However, it does not cover all the costs, so you need to bring spending money to cover several expenses. You will need money for meals and accommodation in Kathmandu, travel insurance purchases, visa fees, hot (tea/coffee), cold and alcoholic drinks, extra dietary foods, souvenirs, tips, hot showers, etc. We estimate you might need USD 10 to 20 per trekking day for various expenses.

 

Travel Insurance

Trekking to Everest Base Camp via road requires proper planning, as this high mountainous trek is not for a causal visit and comes with inherent risks, such as high altitude sickness, landslides, bad weather, etc. Hence travel insurance is compulsory for this trek. Your insurance must cover high-altitude helicopter rescue up to 6,000m, in addition to the treatment cost. You must provide your insurance policy to us before starting the trek.

If you need, we can recommend insurance companies as per our previous clients’ experiences, but we do not sell insurance policies in any form. We expect you to send your insurance policy within a week of booking the trek. In emergencies, we will use your insurance policy and other informational documents to arrange a quick rescue and transfer you to health facilities. 

Before buying a travel insurance policy, you need to call your insurer and find out if your insurance includes helicopter rescue up to 6,000m. Do not just depend on what insurers say on their website.

Passport and visa

All foreigners, except Indians, need a visa to enter Nepal. However, citizens from most countries get an on-arrival visa at Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu or at other immigration checkpoints along Nepal-India and Nepal-Tibet borders.

For a visa application, you need a passport with at least six months of validity, a passport-size photo, and visa fees. The current visa fee for a 30-day stay is USD 50. You can pay this amount in cash. 

Children under the age of 10 get free visas. Nepal government can change visa rules without prior notice, so you need to check the https://www.immigration.gov.np/  website for the latest information.

Citizens of China and the South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC) countries (Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Maldives, Pakistan, and Sri Lanka) get free visas.

Nationals from certain countries are not entitled to get an on-arrival visa. So if you are from Nigeria, Ghana, Zimbabwe, Swaziland, Cameroon, Somalia, Liberia, Ethiopia, Iraq, Palestine, and Afghanistan, you need to contact your nearest embassy to get a visa.

 

Discovery World Trekking Crew

During the trek, our local, trained, and government-licensed guides/Sherpas will accompany you to make your journey joyful and memorable. We will assign porters to carry your luggage, but your luggage weight limit is 9 kg. Porters will carry a maximum of 18 kg of luggage. So, normally two persons will share a porter. If you need we can arrange one porter for you. We never overload our porters. If you are trekking with a group of 12 or more members, we will add an assistant guide to the group. 

Our crew members come from the high remote Himalayas, so they have tremendous endurance at high attitudes. Each member of our employees is precious to us. We pay them well and take care of their food, lodging, and insurance while trekking. They also receive medical care when ill or injured. We try hard to keep our employees happy, as we believe only a happy person can keep others happy. For us, like our clients, our employees are also members of our global family. 

Our trek guides are 

  • Intensive wilderness first aid trained
  • Government-authorized trek guides
  • Fluent in speaking English and other languages such as Japanese and Spanish
  • Conservation and biodiversity trained
  • Experienced in rock climbing

 

Tipping

Most importantly, tipping is at travelers' discretion and should reflect the service quality, trek length, and cost of the trek. Nepali culture accepts tipping and views it as a validation of the service provided. We recommend you tip collectively as a group at the end of the trek. Tips do not form the part of wages for guides or porters.

 

Money exchange

You can exchange major currencies in Kathmandu in banks, cooperatives, or legal money exchanges in Kathmandu and all over Thamel. Despite the security advantage of a traveler’s cheque, we recommend cash exchange to avoid lengthy processes and high bank commissions. You can easily exchange cash from legal money exchanges, which display their ongoing exchange rates.  

You can also withdraw money in Nepali Rupees from one of many ATMs in Kathmandu. Most of these ATMs are open 24/7. However, your limit is Rs.35,000 for a Rs 500 fee. Trek regions only honor Nepali currency, so make sure you exchange your money in Kathmandu. 

Most established banks in Asia do not accept old, torn, or faded foreign currencies. So ensure that you have new, clean notes.

Luggage

We assign porters to carry your luggage, but per trekker luggage weight limit is 9 kg. One porter will carry two trekkers' luggage, thus a maximum of 18-kg load. We also expect you to bring a regular backpack to keep your valuables and essential items safe. You can leave your excess luggage at your hotel or the Discovery World Trekking store for free. We advise you to bring only the essentials to the trek. 

Booking and payment process

Discovery world trekking is a government-registered, licensed, and bonded, trekking and touring operator in Nepal, in service for over a decade. We are also members of the Trekking Agency Association of Nepal (TAAN) and Nepal Mountaineering Association (NMA). Therefore, you can book Discovery World Trekking trips with confidence. 

We require 10 percent of payment in advance as booking confirmation. You can pay using bank transfer, Western Union, or online through our site. Please send your necessary documents like passport copy, passport size photos, travel insurance policy, and arrival and departure flight details within a week of trek booking. Flights to and from Lukla are limited and the Lukla Airport is very busy, so we need to book flights in advance.

You can pay the remaining trip cost in cash, by bank transfer, Western Union, or using credit cards after arriving in Kathmandu. We will also email you available modes of payment and payment details.

 

Last minute booking

It is always better to book treks in advance so that we can have enough time to prepare. However, we offer a last-minute trek booking provision for those who do not book early. In case of last-minute booking, you must complete 100% of the trek cost payment at least 24 hours before the trip departure date. We are always ready to operate treks at any time. However, in case of last-minute booking, you cannot hold us responsible for delays due to circumstances beyond our control, such as bad weather, landslides, or accommodation unavailability.  

For more information, you can contact us at 977- 9840055491 (Paul) or email [email protected] for a last-minute booking.

 

Trip extension

After completing your Everest Base Camp trek, if you have a few more days to spend in Nepal, we can organize more exciting activities for you, such as sightseeing in and around Kathmandu Valley, Chitwan jungle safari, rafting, canoeing, or even another trek. 

 

Feedback

After completing the trek, Discovery World Trekking will organize a farewell dinner in Kathmandu. After dinner, we will present you with a trek accomplishment certificate (hard copy), and it is also a great time for you to give us feedback so that we can better organize treks in the future.

 

Useful Info

We recommend adding a few extra days to your itinerary as a safety margin, so you will not miss your flight back home. Lukla Airport is very busy, and there are chances of flights from Lukla to Kathmandu getting delayed or postponed. We might have to re-schedule flights. So, it will be wise to add 2 extra days as a cushion. In case of flight cancelations, we might be able to arrange a helicopter, but it might cost USD500 to 1,000 per person. If the trek goes smoothly, we can arrange fun activities for you during the extra days. 

This Everest Base Camp Trek includes fixed departure dates from Kathmandu, but if it is inconvenient for you, let us know, and we can organize your trek at your convenience. There is a rare chance that we might need to alter the itinerary because of circumstances beyond our control, such as unstable weather, landslides, unavailability of lodges, unforeseen governmental decrees, etc.

Although it is improbable that changes that would alter the original itinerary occurs, you cannot hold us responsible for delays or situations that might arise due to delays.

If there is a need for an itinerary adjustment or a need to redirect to other trails and areas, the lead guide will ultimately make the final decision on the best rerouting. They will decide only after consulting with the group members and keeping in mind the interests of all trek group members.

We look forward to guiding you to Everest Base Camp through some of the most dazzling landscapes on earth.

 

 

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1 Pax US$ 1450
2 Paxes US$ 1150
3 Paxes US$ 1125
4 - 6 Paxes US$ 1090
7 - 12 Paxes US$ 1060
13 - 18 Paxes US$ 1040
19 - 24 Paxes US$ 1020
25 - 30 Paxes US$ 1000

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Trip Reviews

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Everest Base Camp

tom
5 - Excellent
10/10/2018

I visited Nepal as a new international traveller and was very pleased with the professionalism, knowledge, as well as the kindness and heart of this group. They were always eager to help with any concern and to ensure that we had great experiences. They were very attentive to acclimatizing us properly to altitudes and we all made it to Everest Base Camp. I additionally felt strong enough to summit Kala Pathar with the company of our excellent guide and porter. I'm very grateful for an amazing experience and memories made in Nepal and credit much to this group. I'd recommend them many times over to anyone looking for something similar in Nepal! They additionally help us capture photographs and gave us a very nice and unexpected medal to honor our accomplishments.

Jiri ,Gokyo Via Everest Base Camp Trekking

William Tennet
5 - Excellent
10/24/2013

Had an amazing trip from Jiri to EBC via Gokyo and Cho La Pass. My Guide, Susanta, was the nicest guy, and what a champion. We managed to do the trip in 17 days. which meant multiple 5 + hour days, which was not a problem with Susanta. Unfortunately I lost my wallet in the bus station in Kathmandu, but with Discovery World Trekking and Paul, this did not hinder my trip My father sent money to Paul, who arranged to have the money waiting for me at Namche. Highly recommend Susanta, Paul and Discovery World Trekking, for making my trip one to remember!!!

Jiri ,Gokyo Via Everest Base Camp Trekking

William Tennet
5 - Excellent
10/24/2013

Had an amazing trip from Jiri to EBC via Gokyo and Cho La Pass. My Guide, Susanta, was the nicest guy, and what a champion. We managed to do the trip in 17 days. which meant multiple 5 + hour days, which was not a problem with Susanta. Unfortunately I lost my wallet in the bus station in Kathmandu, but with Discovery World Trekking and Paul, this did not hinder my trip My father sent money to Paul, who arranged to have the money waiting for me at Namche. Highly recommend Susanta, Paul and Discovery World Trekking, for making my trip one to remember!!!

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