Everest Base Camp Trek - 15 Days

Trip Facts
DestinationNepal
ActivityEverest Treks
AccomodationHotel/Lodge/ Tea House during the trek
RegionEverest Region
Start / End pointKathmandu / Kathmandu
Duration15 Days
Max. Altitude5,555m at Kalapatthar
Meals IncludedMeals during the trek
Group size2-20
Nature of TrekLodge to Lodge Trekking
Best SeasonFeb, Mar, Apri, May, June, Sep, Oct, Nov & Dec
Trip CodeDWTTK13
Activity Per DayApproximately 4-6 hrs walking
TransportationOn road to Thame Danda, Domestic flight Lukla-Kathmandu
GradeModerate

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
  • Online trip briefing after booking confirmation
  • Multi-channel communication (Email, WhatsApp, Facebook, WeChat, Viber, Skype, Zoom)
  • 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 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 date and time for the trek briefing. Please note that we conduct trip briefing only once either online or in person.

Everest Base Camp Trek 15 days details

You will be following the footsteps of Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay Sherpa during their expedition to the mighty Everest in 1953. Here is a brief description of this Everest Base Camp Trek itinerary.

The Everest Base Camp Trek 15 days starts with a bus ride from Kathmandu to Phaplu, following the BP Highway. After 9 to 10 hours, you will reach Phaplu, where you will spend the night. The next day, we will drive you to Thame Danda, where the trail begins. You will reach Paiya on the first day of the trek.

After Paiya, your next destination of the day is Phakding. From Phakding, you will join 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. 

The following day, you will leave Phakding, follow the Dudh Koshi River, and head to Namche Bazaar, the gateway to Everest. On the way, we will register our permits at Sagarmatha National Park and climb higher into the dense forest.  From this forest, you will get the first views of Mount Everest. You will hike some more to reach Namche Bazaar, where you will acclimatize for a day. 

After a rest day at Namche, you will cross many ups and down to reach Tengboche. Tangboche provides exquisite views of Everest, Nuptse, Ama Dablam, and Lhotse. You will spend the night at Tangboche or Deboche based on how much time we have. 

The following day you will leave Tengboche/Deboche and hike to Dingboche, a high-altitude settlement. At Dingboche, you will find fields surrounded by stone walls to protect crops from wild animals and cold wind. You will stay one more day at Dingboche for acclimatization.

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. Lobuche is very near to Everest Base Camp (EBC). 

After breakfast, you will leave Lobuche and head to EBC, but first, you must reach Gorak Shep. At Gorak Shep, you will store your belongings and then climb up to EBC. Most probably, this is the closest you will ever come to Mount Everest unless you want to climb it. After enjoying the views from EBC, you will return to Gorak Shep and spend your night in a hotel/lodge.

The following early morning, we will take you to Kala Patthar to let you enjoy the views of the sun rising over Everest and surrounding peaks. After enjoying the views, it is time to return. From Gorak Shep, you will descend to Pheriche, then Tengboche, and finally Namche Bazaar, on the same path you took to EBC.

From Namche, you will hike 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 airport. Your Everest Base Camp Trek 15 days will be over in Kathmandu. 

Attractions of Mount Everest Base Camp Trek

The Everest region is the home to Mt. 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. This Everest Base Camp hike offers an immense opportunity to experience outdoor adventure and cultural exploration in the Khumbu region.

Activities during acclimatizing during the trek to Everest Base Camp

You will be acclimatizing at two places during this trek - Namche Bazaar and Dingboche. Namche is a vibrant marketplace, and you can explore this high-altitude city that houses an Irish Pub, a few bakeries, and Wi-Fi-linked cafes and restaurants. There is a Sherpa Culture Museum as well. If you love trekking, you should hike to Thame - the birthplace of Tenzing Norgay Sherpa. You will also acclimatize for a day at Dingboche, and on this day, you can enjoy the views of several mountains, including Lhotse (8,516m / 27,940ft), Ama Dablam (6,812m), and Island Peak (6,189m).

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.

Day to Day Itinerary

  1. day1

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

    Itinerary Facts
    Driving Hours 10 hrs (275km)
    Highest Altitude 2,485m / 8,152ft

    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. day2

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

    Itinerary Facts
    Driving Hours 5 hours
    Trek Duration 2hrs
    Highest Altitude 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. day3

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

    Itinerary Facts
    Trek Distance 10.6 km / 6.6 mi
    Highest Altitude 2,650m / 8,562ft
    Trek Duration 6hrs

    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. day4

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

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

    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. day5

    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. day6

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

    Itinerary Facts
    Trek Distance 9.2km / 5.7miles
    Highest Altitude 3,855m / 12,850ft
    Trek Duration 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. day7

    Trek from Deboche/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

    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. day8

    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. day9

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

    Itinerary Facts
    Trek Distance 8.5km / 5.2miles
    Highest Altitude 4,930m / 16,175ft.
    Trek Duration 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. day10

    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

    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. day11

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

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

    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. day12

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

    Itinerary Facts
    Trek Distance 19.5km / 12.1miles
    Highest Altitude 4,250m / 13,945ft
    Trek Duration 6-7 hours

    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. day13

    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

    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, room with attached bathroom
    • Included standard meals (Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner)
  14. day14

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

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

    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, room with attached bathroom
    • Included standard meals (Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner)
  15. day15

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

    Itinerary Facts
    Flight Duration 40 minutes
    Highest Altitude 2,850m / 9,350ft

    When your trek ends in Lukla, the flight destination from Lukla can be Manthali or Kathmandu, depending on the specific trekking season. You'll probably board a Manthali-bound flight, followed by a five-hour drive to Kathmandu if your trek falls in March, April, May, September, October, or November. For treks in other months (December, January, February, June, July, and August), direct flights to Kathmandu are the norm.

    If you do not want to take the Lukla-Manthali-Kathmandu route, you can book a helicopter with four other persons at an extra cost of around 550 USD each, and fly from Lukla to Kathmandu directly.

    After arriving in Kathmandu, you can return to your hotel. You are free to spend your time in Kathmandu as you like. 

    • 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

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. Our porters will carry luggage (max weight 18 kg) for two trekkers. Hence, we advise you to find a fellow trekker and pack your luggage together in a duffle bag with more than 60 liters capacity.

You do not need to bring everything from your home country. You can buy or hire the required things 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

Arrival

Discovery World Trekking offers a complimentary Tribhuvan International Airport (TIA) pick-up and drop-off service for trekkers who have booked treks with us. When you arrive at TIA, you will find our representative holding a pamphlet with your name. As a welcome gesture, our representative will present you with a garland and then take you to your hotel in a private vehicle.  However, to take advantage of this facility, you must share your flight details with us. We provide this service to ensure you do not feel alone in a foreign country or face navigation difficulties.



Trek start

You will arrive at Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu by three pm, at least one day before the trek departure day. Arriving early provides you with enough time for last-minute preparations. If, in case, you missed the online trip briefing, it will also provide us time to conduct an in-person briefing. On the trek departure date, you 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 wood. 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 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 may have to pay a small fee.

 

Meals

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. The staple food for Nepalis is Dal (lentils), Bhat (rice), and Tarkari (Curry) and we advise you to at least try it. Similarly, Momos (dumplings) and Chow mein (a type of noodles) are quite famous cuisine in Nepal.

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

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 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.



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 load of 18 kg. We advise you to partner with a fellow trekker and pack two trekkers' luggage in a duffle bag of over 60 liters capacity.

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.

 


Typical day

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 a small backpack for your valuables and essential items. 

The day starts with an early morning cup of tea/coffee. Then, after breakfast, it is time for you to begin the trek. The trek starts anywhere between 7 to 8 am, depending on the trail length and conditions. We will serve you lunch 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. Then, 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.



Electricity and water

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 drink water from taps, wells, and rivers in trek regions as the water may not be potable.



Communication

During Everest Base Camp Trekking via road, you can use of internet connection at most lodges you will be staying in 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.



Tipping

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



Trek End

Except for rare weather-related exceptions, on the fifteenth day, we will arrange an early morning flight from Lukla to Kathmandu, followed by transportation to your hotel. You can spend the rest of the day as you please. In the evening, we'll host a delightful farewell dinner in Kathmandu, creating a memorable conclusion to your trekking experience.

 


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 is 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.

 


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.



Departure

When you depart for your country from Tribhuvan International Airport, we will transfer you to the airport in a private vehicle. We hope you will be back in Nepal for some more treks.

 

Trek season

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 traffic flow, 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. 

During autumn (Sep-Nov), the weather gets cooler, the rainfall stops, and another trek season begins. The trek environment gets festive as Dashain and Tihar fall during this season. However, it starts snowing at high altitudes in 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 snows in trek regions. Heavy snow is a concern for most trekkers. However, if you are determined to trek to EBC during winter, we can organize the trek. If you are allergic to colds, you should not trek to EBC in winter.

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


Trek difficulty 

Everest Base Camp is a challenging but equally rewarding trek. However, the fitter you are, the more you will enjoy the trip. Therefore, we advise you to build stamina a few weeks before the trek. You can jog, run, swim, or even go for a long hike with a small backpack. 

New trekkers, who are normally fit, can complete this trek. If you have trekked in the past, it can be useful, but not required. You just need to be prepared to hike at a decent pace for 4-6 hours on a path that can involve tackling steep slopes.

If you have serious pre-existing medical conditions, such as blood, lung, or heart diseases, please consult your physician before booking the trek.

Trek safety 

We guarantee client safety, and we take client safety seriously. First, our itinerary is designed to keep you safe. We have set apart acclimatization days as required. Our crew members carry oximeters to measure your blood oxygen saturation levels.

Further, we carry standard equipment/gear for the trek. Our trek leaders are first-aid trained. If someone in the trek group falls ill, the team leader will assess the situation and decide whether to descend or continue the trek. We will also trek together for group safety.

 

DWT team

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.

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 pay for 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

 

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 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 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 must contact your nearest embassy to get a visa.

 

Trek booking

Discovery world trekking is a government-registered, licensed, and bonded trek and tour operator in Nepal, in service for over a decade. We are also members of the Trekking Agency Association of Nepal (TAAN) and the 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 a 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, Wise, or using credit cards after you arrive in Kathmandu. We will also email you available modes of payment.

 

Currency exchange

1 USD = ~NPR. 130
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.


Extra personal expenses

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 5,500m, 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 5,500m. Do not just depend on what insurers say on their website.

 

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



Group & private trek

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 group Discovery World Trekking assembles. We can handle all group sizes and add an assistant guide for a group with 12 members or more.

 

Ecotourism

We understand the importance of ecology and try our best not to disturb ecology in trek regions. We aim to leave only the footprints behind. Further, we partner with Kathmandu Environmental Education Project (KEEP) to ensure our treks are environment friendly. 

 

Notes

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 decide on the best rerouting. They will consult with the group members while 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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5 out of 5 reviews from tripadvisor brand

Jeremy

Written Nov 07 , 2022

I had an amazing experience completing the 15-day trek to Everest Base Camp with Discovery World Trekking. Paul, who organized the trip, was excellent in his communication and provided valuable assistance in arranging everything. He is a dedicated individual, evident from his preparedness for unforeseen circumstances like bad weather or altitude problems. Additionally, Paul's friendly nature was evident as he met with me before and after the trek, offering both preparation and congratulations.

 

The trek itself was absolutely incredible, just as one would expect. With a moderate level of fitness and no issues with altitude sickness, the 15-day duration was completely manageable. Everest Base Camp is a truly unique place on Earth, and witnessing the sunset from Kala Patthar was an unforgettable experience.

 

My guide during the trek was fantastic. He took care of all the logistics, such as accommodations and meals, and also pointed out interesting landmarks along the way. He constantly checked on my well-being to ensure I was doing well. Throughout the journey, we stayed at the same hotels as other trekkers who had booked with Discovery, creating a sense of community among us and our guides.

Barlin

Written Oct 09 , 2022

I recently fulfilled my lifelong dream of trekking to Everest Base Camp, and I cannot emphasize enough the incredible support I received from Discovery World Trekking and its entire staff. Without the assistance of Discovery and their team, reaching Everest Base Camp would have been unlikely.

 

I am wholeheartedly convinced that we received the utmost quality services from Discovery. Our varying physical abilities, mental resilience, and daily requirements were impeccably attended to by our exceptional guides, who are truly the best in their field. The porters who accompanied us were hardworking, pleasant, and exceptionally skilled. Throughout the different stages of the trek, CEO Paul demonstrated outstanding leadership and worked closely with us.

 

I highly recommend Discovery World Trekking without reservation and will definitely choose their services for any future treks.

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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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4.9 out of 5 reviews from tripadvisor brand

Xavier

US

Jan 29, 2023

Upon making the decision to embark on the Everest Base Camp trek, I came across Discovery World Trekking. The prompt and highly efficient responsiveness of Paul, coupled with the valuable information I received, allowed me to plan my trip with very little notice, leaving me thoroughly impressed by the company's professionalism.

 

I cannot express enough how incredible my guides and porters were, exceeding all my expectations. They eagerly shared their knowledge about the local culture, the majestic mountains, and their personal experiences. When we encountered fellow hikers along the trail, they warmly invited them to join our group, fostering a sense of camaraderie.

 

Despite the ongoing pandemic, there were fewer people hiking, which created a pleasant atmosphere in the evenings. We would gather together, singing, dancing, playing cards, and enjoying each other's company. As for hiking alone, I consider myself extremely fortunate to have had such supportive guides by my side, ensuring that every situation was handled with care. They truly made the entire trek a remarkably special experience!

Queen

AU

Oct 16, 2022

I recently finished an incredible journey to Everest Base Camp with Discovery, and it was truly an amazing experience. Our guide, Simbir, was not only knowledgeable about the trek but also engaging and made sure that our safety was a top priority.

 

Paul's positive attitude played a crucial role in keeping our spirits high throughout the adventure. Simbir was accompanied by two porters, Abis and Sujan, who provided great assistance with carrying our belongings.

 

I would also like to express my appreciation to Paul for handling all the arrangements in Kathmandu and treating us to wonderful dinners. Overall, it was an awesome experience, and I highly recommend Discovery World Trekking if you are considering a trek in the region.

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