Everest Base Camp Trek - 12 Days

Imagine you’re bounded by the world’s highest peaks in your surrounding and the whole atmosphere provides a sense of relaxation, peace, and heavenly, that’s the place where Everest Base Camp lies. This amazing trek is suitable for those whose dreams soar higher than the mountains. Everest Base Camp trek is the most popular and best-traveled destination of the mountains because of its natural beauty, rich culture, stunning snow-capped mountains, and exotic flora and fauna. 

Everest Base camp trek is the most classical and popular trekking trail in the foothills of the Everest Region which began with the 30min thrilling and scenic flight from Kathmandu/Manthali to Lukla airport, which is considered as the world’s most extreme airport. Hiking in the wonderland of Sherpa villages and suspension bridges unlike anywhere in the globe.  Afterward, you will begin to experience the serenity and wilderness in Sagarmatha National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The popular Everest Base Camp trek passes through the famous Sherpa town where most of the trekkers acclimatize, ancient Tengboche monastery, famous sherpa villages, most popular viewpoint Kalapatthar, sherpa memorials, and incredible landscapes views which will make you live in a dream for some time. As you start to hike towards Everest Base Camp, you will encounter thousands of trekkers from different countries, amazing places, local peoples, and sights that will provide a whole new perspective of life. The difficult time, tough climb, fast breathing, tiredness, and harsh weather condition will challenge you and try to charge you for the better.  

Reaching Everest Base Camp, standing at the base of the world’s highest mountain, and cherish the moment will refresh your mind and heart. You will forget all the tiredness and your mind will fill with relief, joy, and an overwhelming sense of achievement. Here you will spot the expedition team setting their camp for different mountain expeditions along with a majestic view of the Himalayas, Khumbu glacier, Khumbu icefall. The next day, you will hike to the Kalapatthar viewpoint for the panoramic mountain view. Then, you’ll follow the same trail until you reach Lukla for the flight to Kathmandu. 

Highlights of Everest Base Camp Trek 

Adventure Walk & Scenic Flight

Everest Base Camp Trek offers adventure, drama, and thrilling experiences during the whole trip. 30min scenic and dramatic flight from Kathmandu/Manthali to Luka- the world’s most extreme airport is the initial thrill for you. Hiking over the suspension bridges, steep up trails, gaining more than 600m altitudes every day, an encounter with yak and donkeys add more adventure to your trip. Hiking to the world’s most famous viewpoint and experience the 360-degree panoramic view of snow-capped mountains such as Mount Everest, Nuptse, Lhotse, Ama Dablam, Cho Oyu, Thamserku, Pumori, and neighboring peaks. 

Sherpa Culture & Tibetian Buddhism

Trekkers will get a fascinating insight into unique sherpa traditions, cultures, and lifestyles. Everest region is the home of the Sherpa people and their practices, tradition, and uniqueness are simply the best things to explore on this trip. Prayers flags, stone walls, monasteries, chortens, mani walls, and small stupas are the correspondence of living Tibetian Buddhism. You will encounter the oldest and most popular Buddhist monastery in Tengboche and getting a blessing from the Lama Rinpoche adds more spiritual energy to your trip. 

Scenic View of World’s Highest Mountains

Everest Region is the home of the mountains, where you will find more than 300+ peaks above 6,000m altitude. There are four mountains above 8,000m including the world’s highest mountain - Mt. Everest along with Lhotse, Makalu and Cho-Oyu can be easily experienced in the Everest region. Besides this, Ama Dabla is considered the most iconic mountain in the world, which is the major attraction of this trek. Thamserku, Kongde, Pumori, Nuptse, and numerous mountains provide additional beauty to your trip. 

More Highlights 

  • Hiking through the alpine forest in Sagarmatha National park. 
  • Breathtaking views of mountains from Everest View Point. 
  • Acclimatization in the famous sherpa capital - Namche Bazaar. 
  • World’s highest airport in Syangboche. 
  • Sagarmatha National Park and its diverse flora and fauna. 
  • Trek upto 5,545m, Kalapatthar Point 
  • Trek to the world’s most famous Everest Base Camp
  • Highest glacier on earth- Khumbu glacier (~4,9000m)
  • Breathtaking views of mountains, hills, and magical landscapes. 
  • Exploration of Tengboche monastery
  • Experience the culture and lifestyle of local Sherpa people. 
  • Cultural and farewell dinner in Kathmandu.  

You will be using normal teahouse accommodation during the trekking days in the mountain. During peak season ( Autumn- Sep-Nov) and (Spring- March-May) the teahouses and the trail are crowded. Since Autumn and Spring is the best season or best time of the year to trek to the Everest Region. However, Luxury Holidays Nepal's experienced and professional team is always there to ensure your safety and warm hospitality all around the year. We offer a farewell cultural dinner at the end of the trip. If you want some other options for Everest Base Camp Trek, you can also go with this package for the Everest Experience as a Short EBC trek by helicopter and a Luxury EBC trek.

Along the journey, you will relish the wonderful trek, support the local economy, explore your hidden strengths, and make both friends and memories that will last a lifetime. If you require a customized trip, please contact us. For the Complete Guide to Everest Base Camp Trek. 

Trip Facts

  • Trip CodeLHN147
  • Duration12 Days
  • Pricefrom US$1598 / person
  • GradeModerate
  • DestinationNepal
  • Min Pax01-20 pax
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Outline Itinerary

Day 1 Fly to Lukla from Kathmandu or Manthali & Trek to Phakding: 30 min flight and 3-4 Hours trek

For Lukla flight from Manthali: Wake up around 2-3 am, drive to Manthali by shared tourist vehicle for about 4 to 5 hours, and fly to Lukla (20 minutes); Applicable for the peak trekking month of March to May and October to November.
For Lukla flight from Kathmandu: Wake up around 5 am and drive to the domestic airport in Kathmandu for about 20 minutes and fly to Lukla (30 minutes). Applicable for the remaining months (June-September and December-February).
This flight will provide us with an extraordinary view of stunning mountain ranges and splendid mountain landscapes. After arriving at Lukla, our guide will give you brief details about the first day's trek, introduced with our assistants (porters) at the same time, we will take our first mountain meal as breakfast in Lukla. Kick-off your first-day trekking with an easy walk through Chaurikharka village, until we arrive in Phakding. One the way, we might encounter Dzho, Donkeys, and Yaks and we will pass all the rhododendron forest and few mini villages. Since Phakding is a small village and rustic settlement is located in the Bank of Dudh Koshi river, we need to descend down from Lukla.
Overnight in Phakding.

  • Accommodation: Standard Guest House
  • Walking hours: 3-4 Hours

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What's Included

  • Airport pickups and drops in a private luxury vehicle
  • All accommodations in Guesthouses or lodges during the treks as per the itinerary on a twin/double sharing bed basis
  • All ground transportation in a comfortable private luxury vehicle as per the itinerary
  • Domestic flights (Kathmandu- Lukla -Kathmandu or Manthali-Lukla-Manthali)
  • An experienced, English-speaking and government-licensed trek leader and assistant trek leader
  • Necessary porter
  • Staff costs, including their salary, insurance, equipment, domestic airfare, food, and accommodation
  • Luxury Holidays Nepal’s duffel, sleeping bag, T-shirt and trekking map.
  • All necessary paperwork and trekking permits (National Park Permit, TIMS)
  • Farewell dinner in Kathmandu in a typical Nepali restaurant with a cultural dance performance in the evening.
  • First Aid Kit (carried by your trek leader)
  • All government taxes and official expenses.

What's Excluded

Trip Map

Everest Base Camp Trek - 12 Days Trip Map

Cost included

  • Airport pickups and drops in a private luxury vehicle
  • All accommodations in Guesthouses or lodges during the treks as per the itinerary on a twin/double sharing bed basis
  • All ground transportation in a comfortable private luxury vehicle as per the itinerary
  • Domestic flights (Kathmandu- Lukla -Kathmandu or Manthali-Lukla-Manthali)
  • An experienced, English-speaking and government-licensed trek leader and assistant trek leader
  • Necessary porter
  • Staff costs, including their salary, insurance, equipment, domestic airfare, food, and accommodation
  • Luxury Holidays Nepal’s duffel, sleeping bag, T-shirt and trekking map.
  • All necessary paperwork and trekking permits (National Park Permit, TIMS)
  • Farewell dinner in Kathmandu in a typical Nepali restaurant with a cultural dance performance in the evening.
  • First Aid Kit (carried by your trek leader)
  • All government taxes and official expenses.

Cost Exclude

Departure Detail

Start Date End Date Cost Status Booking
06 December, 2021 17 December, 2021 Us $1598 Available
20 December, 2021 31 December, 2021 Us $1598 Available

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Rated 5 based on 5 reviews

Wonderful experience with the best team

Wonderful experience with the best team

Rating:  

Luxury Holidays Nepal made our trip the most unforgettable trip of our lives. Great service and great packages are offered here. The hotels were all very good and the location was superb and the view from our rooms was also great. Our guides (Ram and Manoj) were incredibly professional and knowledgeable. They made our trek comfortable. The porters Rajesh, Dipson, Raju, and Kishor did a sterling job carting our packs always smiling and joking with us. The monastery at Tengboche, the view of the mountains while on the trail, the gorgeous landscape, and the courteous people throughout the trek were all utterly spectacular and amazing. Overall the trip was as beautiful as we expected. Will definitely contact you again for our next trip to Nepal.

, United States

First class service

First class service

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Such a well-organized trek. From the start till the end everything was correctly managed. Good and comfortable accommodations were provided. . We were very satisfied with their service and given information about the journey. Our guide was excellent, energetic, and helpful with every aspect of the trek, and have very interesting Knowledge about the wildlife and culture on EBC Trek. On the trek, we saw many beautiful natural mountains and we were very happy to enjoy Nepali culture and tradition. It was an unforgettable trip in my entire life. I highly recommended the Luxury holiday Nepal.

, Russian Federation

Love the nature

Love the nature

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This is the best travel agency for traveling to Nepal. I had just trekked to Everest Base Camp. It was an amazing experience. The service level provided by the company and especially my guide Manoj was far more than I ever expected. Manoj is very professional and knowledgeable about all aspects of the trek!!  Everyone I met at LHN was so nice and kind. I had such a great time on the trek. The route was absolutely wonderful and I was humbled by the beauty of nature. In addition, the trekking tour was perfectly organized. I will definitely come back for another adventure with Luxury Holidays Nepal!

, Australia

The best trip ever

The best trip ever

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We enjoyed the trip to Everest Base Camp. All the arrangements right from the beginning to end was perfect. The quality of service we received from LHN was excellent. The hotel was perfectly placed within the town and was extremely comfortable with superb restaurant facilities. Had a great experience! The mountains and views are truly magical. Highly recommend booking a trek with LHN.

, Italy

Amazing Everest

Amazing Everest

Rating:  

My wife and I spent 12 days trekking in Nepal and it was amazing! We visited Everest Base Camp in September of 2019. It was a wonderful & unforgettable experience. They really took care of us during our stay and trek. We were picked up at the airport on time. The guide was friendly and courteous. We have received excellent service and feedback from this travel agency. It was a memorable tour. Will surely recommend LHN to my friends and family.

, Germany

Trekking Grade:
The Everest base camp trip is a fairly challenging journey. It is moderately long trekking that goes into the country's most elevated mountain. So travelers require more energy and the trip is actually tiring which includes 5-8 hrs. (approx.) of walking per day on the rocky edges. It doesn't require previous experience, but you must be physically healthy and better if you do regular exercise. If you love walking at high altitude, then this trip is for you.

Accommodation
Luxury Holidays Nepal provides a standard Lodge ( Tea House or Guesthouse) throughout the journey. Teahouse and lodge have the rooms with just the basics, normally with a bed, blanket, and pillows. Every teahouse/lodge has a capacious dining room and lounge. If you want the luxury accommodation of 4/5 stars in Kathmandu then contact us for cost detail.

Food on the way (Journey): 
Your meals aren't comprised of our price. Travelers take their breakfast and dinner at the tea house where they stay and lunch is taken during the trailing in the local lodge. The meals are not included in Trekking days, which cost from USD 3 to USD 7 (Per Item) depending on meal items and restaurant category.

Transportation on Journey: 
Luxury Holidays Nepal will offer you a private luxury vehicle for airport transferal, sightseeing tour, and flight from Kathmandu/Manthali-Lukla-Kathmandu/Manthali.

Luggage:
Throughout the trip of Mountain Trekking, your luggage is carried and moved by the porters. You should carry a water bottle, sunscreen, camera, spare jacket, etc. Your main luggage will be your trekking bag and you can carry a small lockable bag that will provide safety. You are provided with a free locker room in the hotel of Kathmandu. The weight allowance in domestic airlines of Nepal is up to 15kg and for more weight, you have to pay US$1 per/kg depending on the area.

Group Leader during the journey: 
Luxury Holidays Nepal will facilitate you with the trained traveling guide in your group. There will be a single porter for a couple of people.

Payment of the Due Balance:
The rest amount of your trip can be paid in our office after your arrival or via online payment before your arrival in Nepal (Online payment). If you choose to settle your holiday balance by credit card a handling charge of 4% on the outstanding balance is made. There is no handling charge for payment by bank transfer.

Vouchers:
If you have purchased a voucher for the tour, please inform us which tour date suits you as soon as you are certain. We need time to purchase your domestic air ticket and make other arrangements so please confirm your spot on a tour at least 2 months prior to the commencement of the tour. Your booking on a particular tour date is subject to the availability of spots. Also, please send us your redemption code and voucher number through this link (Voucher Redemption).

Visa:
You can get a visa at Kathmandu airport upon arrival. Please bring 2 photos for the visa. Expect to have some waiting time in the queue for obtaining your visa. You can also get your visa prior to coming on the tour by contacting your closest Nepali embassy.

Tourist Visa Fee Details

Days

Updated Tourist Visa Fees

15 Days (Multiple Entry)

USD 30

30 Days (Multiple Entry)

USD 50

90 Days (Multiple Entry)

USD 125

Visa Extension (Within Valid Visa Period)

USD 3 per day

Visa Extension (With Multiple Entry)

Additional USD 25

Visa Extension (After Visa Expiration)

Late fee USD 5 per day

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Booking your international flight:
If you don't have a regular travel agent then you can check for international flight options at one of these sites.
makemytrip.comwww.kayak.comwww.vayama.com
They usually have good offers. For more details: (See the international flights page)

When and where should you arrive?
Please book your international flight to arrive and depart from Kathmandu international airport. The tour starts with an orientation meeting at about 5 pm on the first night of the tour and ends after the scheduled trip after breakfast.

You will be received outside the Kathmandu international airport terminal by representatives holding a "Luxury Holidays Nepal" sign card and he will escort you to the Hotel. 
If you plan to arrive early or depart late, please make sure you make extra hotel arrangements by contacting [email protected]
After you purchase your international air ticket, please contact us to give your flight details.

Currencies accepted in Nepal: 
Some major currencies (USD, AUD, and EURO) are accepted for both VISA and in general. There are plenty of ATMs in Kathmandu and credit cards are accepted in limited shops and many restaurants. Please note that only Nepali rupees are accepted on the trek.

Health Issues:
We advise you to visit your doctor at least 60 days earlier before beginning your journey to Everest Base Camp. Altitude sickness (AMS) is the main health issue. You may feel mild altitude sickness like nausea, lethargy, and headache but they will get less in a couple of days or. To be protected from (AMS) you can take Diamox pills or you can consult the doctor and use medicine as referred and purchase them from Kathmandu. Your information, your traveling guide will also have pills for (AMS) and other basic medicine, but we suggest you carry your own medicine. We recommend you take pills for diarrhea, cold, fever, and nausea.

Insurance/Evacuation: 
We do not hope that there may arise any serious problem for you in your journey, but if you get caught by serious illness, then we will do our best to take you to the nearest hospital possible. But you will be responsible for all the expenses that take place in the evacuation process. So, it is good for you to have insurance which will cover your cost. Be Insured. (See the travel insurance page)

Trip Extensions
If you like our service and you want to extend your trip, then we can further organize your trip to IndiaBhutan, and Tibet. And other trekking and activities of Nepal like Annapurna trekLangtang TrekManaslu TrekBunjee JumpingRaftingPeak ClimbingTours, etc.

Tips:
A general rule of thumb for tipping is from USD 40 to USD 70 per Traveler, depending on the length of the trek. Porters do appreciate a personal tip, although it is not uncommon for the Guide and his Porters to pool the tips they have collected before splitting it amongst themselves, with the Guide is getting a little more for overseeing the welfare and safety of both the Travelers and Porters as a whole. That said, this is just a guide and you may tip however much you think is appropriate for the services rendered which made your trip a memorable one.

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During the trip; weather, local politics, transport or other factors, that are beyond our control can result in a change of itinerary. It is however very unlikely that the itinerary would be substantially altered. If alterations are necessary the leader will decide what is the best alternative taking into consideration the best interests of the whole group. Where a change does occur, we do everything we can to minimize its effect.

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