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 cherishing 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.
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 adds 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.
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.
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, introduce 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 a 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.
Normally, We take breakfast around 7:30 am to 8 am. Then, like the previous day, we will keep continuing trekking on the bank of the Dudh Koshi river and cross the numerous thrilling suspension bridges, green and blue pine trees, rhododendron bushes, and juniper trees forest. Numerous Chortens, prayer flags, and small stupas that correspond to Buddhism make our trekking more spiritual and peaceful. After walking two hours slightly steep up from Phakding, we will reach a small village Monjo, which is an entrance to Sagarmatha National Park. We will get the NP permit from the check post and stay in Jhorsalle for lunch. From here, 45min easy hike until the longest suspension bridge “ Hilary Bridge”. It's a junction of the Dudh Koshi and Bhotekoshi, from here it’s tough uphill until Namche. But, at the end of the day, you will be rewarded with the beautiful sherpa capital, many skies dominating mountains, and the first sight of Everest in its majesty. Overnight stay in the Everest region’s most classy and fancy town.
Overnight in Namche Bazaar
As we are heading towards higher altitude, our body needs to adapt to the Himalayan atmosphere and climate. So, we let our bodies acclimatize with the mountain environment. Thankfully, Namche has many things to explore since it's the capital of the Everest region and home of the sherpas. On this day, we will hike to Everest View Point, and later we will explore the Everest View Hotel. This hotel is regarded as the highest star hotel in the world, which lies in a 3880m altitude. The moment will be so precious when we will take our coffee/tea and Everest, Lhotse, Ama Dablam, and numerous mountains will be in front of us to cheer us. Many other beautiful mountains like Thamserku, Kongde, Kusum Kanguru, and Nuptse can be easily explored from this place. Short visit to the Sherpa museum to learn more about the vibrant Sherpa culture and tradition. The National Park museum offers information about Everest and related mountains, which lies just near the Sherpa Museum. There is a small Airport- Syangboche Airport, on the head of Namche Bazaar, from where you can also capture the beautiful pictures of Namche. Later, when we return back to the main town, we can explore the good restaurants, coffee shops for more varieties of food. Overnight stay at Namche Bazaar.
Overnight in Namche Bazaar
Today's route is regarded as the most scenic day for the entire trek. This day will be the combination of the amazing sight of sky-touching mountains, small villages, stupas, monasteries, rhododendron flowers, pine forest and sometimes we might encounter rare animals. Our trek will continue along the glacial water of Dudhkoshi including the majestic view of Everest, Lhotse, and Ama Dablam from most of the parts. The beginning of the trek will be quite easy and the trail is straight and wider for 1 and a half hours. Then, we need to descend to the level of Imja Khola and we will sit for lunch near the river lodges. Before reaching Tengboche village, there will be another big uphill trail to hike. Our today's destination lies in between the two rivers which are spiritually famous as well. Tengboche monastery is one of the most famous, biggest, and ancient monasteries in the Khumbu region. Don’t forget to visit inside the monastery to get the blessing from the monks and if we are lucky enough, we might meet the Lama Rinpoche, the biggest monk in Buddhism. We will stay in a comfortable guesthouse.
Overnight in Tengboche
Early morning view of Ama Dablam, Lhotse, and the tip of the Everest on Nuptse range gives a warm morning vibe to us. Tasty breakfast at Tengboche refuel our body then we will descend slightly until a small village called Debuche, which is covered with pine and rhododendron forest. The trail continues along the moraine of Khumbu glacier and passes by stone memorials for the sherpas and climbers deceased on different mountain expeditions. We will cross another suspension bridge over Imja Khola before reaching Pangboche village, another biggest Sherpa settlement in the Khumbu region. The more we climb, mani walls, prayer flags, stone walls, chortens, and small stupas are so visible and found abundantly.
After Pangboche, the landscapes become drier, mountains look closer and we start to feel a more mountainous atmosphere from this point. Our uphill climb continues until we reach a beautiful and small quaint Sherpa village. We will find some fancy bakeries and cafes, and we will explore the village. Easy sleep and rest at Dingboche.
Overnight in Namche Dingboche
Since the village is located at 4400m altitude, we need proper rest and take care, so that we can easily adopt the more altitude. This is also a memorable place, where Tenzing Norge and Sir Edmund Hillary step their first feet during their Everest summit mission.
Today, we will hike to the Nangkartshang peak (5,083m), which is about 3hr hiking distance from Dingboche. Ama Dablam, Island peak, Chukung village, Imja valley including Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse, and an aerial view of Dingboche can be easily seen from here. When we arrive in Dingboche from a short hike, we can explore villages for coffee and this place is famous for french bakeries as well. During dinner time, we can sing songs and play cards as well. Overnight stay at comfortable accommodation.
Overnight in Namche Dingboche
From this day, the trekking grade becomes moderate to difficult because of higher altitude. The level of oxygen in the air becomes lower and we might feel more tired. We will pass through the windy pastureland of Yaks with gradual uphill and Sloopy landscapes that lie on the soldiers of Pheriche. The terrain will become totally different than in previous days. On the way, Tawache, Cholatse, Lobuche peak along with Ama Dablam view can be explored closely. Lunch camp will be on the bank of Khumbu glacier and after than 1hr direct hiking will take us to the sherpa memorial called Thukla pass 4800m. Here we will find the stone made memorial dedicated to all the Sherpas and climbers who lost their lives in different expeditions of nearby mountains. The remaining trail will be almost straight until Lobuche but the mountain terrain will be rocky, sometimes melted snow also available. A small beautiful village on the side of the epic Khumbu glacier and base of Lobuche peak welcome us for today's accommodation. If we are lucky enough, we can be the witness of the sunset over Nuptse and Pumori. Prepare for the coldest night and some might feel problems in breathing because of altitude.
Overnight stay at Lobuche.
This is a big day for all the trekking enthusiasm who dreamed of a trek to the base of the world’s highest mountain. The initial trek will be comparatively easy, as we don’t need to climb much uphill until Gorakshep. The trail will be rocky and craggy and walking along the Khumbu glacier until Base Camp. Almost, a 3hour hike takes us to the stunning small village above 5,000m and we will take rest for a few times including lunch before resuming our hike to base camp.
It will take another 3-hour trek in a rocky moraine trail formed by glacial remains. The breathtaking view of Khumbu icefall, the tip of Everest, and glacier-covered with sky-touching mountains gives an extra charm to the base camp. If we are trekking during spring, we can meet 100s of climbers who are attempting to climb Everest and Lhotse. We came back to Gorakshep for the accommodation. Since we are at a higher altitude, proper diet, drink and rest are very important.
Overnight stay at Gorak Shep.
This will be another beautiful day and the most important day to watch the panoramic view of breathtaking mountains. We will wake up at 3-4 am in the morning and a 3hour trail uphill climb takes us to the summit of the Kalapatthar. Kalapatther means the mountain made of black rocks and this is the highest altitude (5,545m) we will climb in our entire trek. Kalapatthar is one of the most famous viewpoints for both sunset and sunrise over the world's highest point. Sunset is rare because the weather conditions during the evening in the mountains always remain foggy and covered with clouds snowfall.
Then, we will come back to Gorak Shep, take your breakfast and trek to Pheriche/Pangboche. The trail for today is just descending down and losing the altitude makes you more comfortable and less tired as well. Pheriche is the normal destination but if the group can still walk around 2 hours more then we would extend up to Pangboche village.
Overnight in Pheriche
Leaving the mountain behind us and taking a lot of memories, struggles, tears, happiness, and satisfaction in our hearts and descending down to Pangboche, Tengboche monastery. Hiking down is significantly easier and sharing our experience and wish for the new trekkers that we will encounter on the way. We will celebrate today’s night with other trekkers as we will stay again in Namche. We still can explore Namche and interact with the locals about their lifestyle and Nepalese culture.
Overnight in Namche Bazaar
We will enjoy the final sight of the mountains from Namche. When we will descend towards Lukla, we will get the longest suspension bridge and the blow of morning winds makes beautiful moves of prayer flags on the bridge. After that, we will pass through several beautiful villages, which shows the mountain lifestyle, gives the reflection of Tibetian Buddhism, and the sound of the Dudh Koshi river thanks us with a warm goodbye. We will arrive in Lukla at around late afternoon. We can do a shower and make ourselves fresh and enjoy the last day in the mountains. Overnight stay at Lukla with warm and comfortable accommodation.
Overnight in lukla
Our trek comes to an end today. As we take our early breakfast in Lukla and we will depart to the most extreme airport which lies nearby to our hotel. According to our flight schedule, we will get ready and leave the hotel. Enjoy the last glimpse of mountains and big hills from your window makes your final day in the mountains more cheerful. Enjoy the 35m scenic flight from Lukla to Namche and our guide will drop you at the hotel. The rest of the time, you can explore yourself. Overnight stays in Luxury hotel, Kathmandu
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.Published: Tuesday, February 11, 2020
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.Published: Friday, January 17, 2020
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!Published: Friday, January 3, 2020
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.Published: Wednesday, October 23, 2019
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.Published: Monday, September 9, 2019
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 altitudes, then this trip is for you.
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.
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.
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).
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
Updated Tourist Visa Fees
15 Days (Multiple Entry)
30 Days (Multiple Entry)
90 Days (Multiple Entry)
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.com, www.kayak.com, www.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.
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 sicknesses 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.
We do not hope that there may arise any serious problem for you in your journey, but if you get caught by a 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)
If you like our service and you want to extend your trip, then we can further organize your trip to India, Bhutan, and Tibet. And other trekking and activities of Nepal like the Annapurna trek, Langtang Trek, Manaslu Trek, Bunjee Jumping, Rafting, Peak Climbing, Tours, etc.
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.