Everest Basecamp Trek

Trip Highlights

  • Experience the exhilaration of trekking to Everest Base Camp
  • Trek up to 5545m through spectacular scenery
  • Breathtaking views of the Everest region
  • Everest, Ama Dablam, Lhotse, Changtse, Nuptse, and scores of other crests as seen from a peaked stance.
  • Trek through the heart of Sherpa country and explore their culture and way of life
  • Get among the hustle and bustle of market town Namche Bazaar
  • Guided tour of Kathmandu’s World Heritage Sites ( Swyombhunath, Bouddhanath, Patan and Pashupatinath) 
  •  Cultural farewell dinner 

Can you imagine the moment when you step at Everest Base Camp (5,364m), the world’s highest base camp, and capturing unbelievable mountain panorama including Mt. Everest (8848m), the top of the world? Undoubtedly, the moment will be once for a lifetime. Besides Mt. Everest, Makalu, Lhotse and Cho Oyu, Pumori and other alluring summits are magnificent to witness from Everest Base Camp and Kalapatthar ( 5545m).

Everest Base Camp trek is a first-grade Trekking trail in Nepal. Trekking to the lap of giant mountain peaks, experiencing beautiful towns, exploring holy sites, visiting friendly Sherpas and getting touch with their culture and having an insight of diverse species of flora and fauna in Sagarmatha National Park will be as astounding experience during your Everest Base Camp Trek. 

You will start your Everest Base Camp trek by taking a short and scenic from Kathmandu into Lukla and head to Phakding with your equipped crew. Afterward, you will begin to experience serenity and wilderness in Sagarmatha National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The adventure seekers and keen photographers find EBC Trek a fabulous.

Next, you will arrive at Namche, the most popular tourist and trade hub in the Khumbu region. The traditional Tibetan market, Sherpa cultural museum, Hotel Everest View and the cuisines at modern hotels and restaurants will make you delighted at Namche Bazar. Your walk to Tengboche offers an opportunity to explore holy and the only monastery in Tengboche, Tengboche Monastery. The serenity around Tengboche monstery will be an absolute refreshment for you to heal the pains of the walk. Then you will head to Periche or Dingboche and bypassing via Lobuche, you will arrive at Gorakshep. You climb Kalapatthar early in the morning and view stunning sunrise and snow-fed summits include Mt. Everest, Makalu, Lhotse and Cho Oyu, Pumori and other incredible summits close by. Your further trek to Everest Base Camp offers you an opportunity to capture more mesmerizing views of mountain panorama and mighty glaciers and avalanches. 

On backtracking, you will follow the same trail all the way back to Lukla and again take a short flight to Kathmandu to end your Everest Base Camp Trek. 

You will be using normal teahouse accommodation during the trekking days in the mountain. During peak season ( Autumn- Sep-Nov) the teahouses and the trail are crowded. since Autumn is the best season or best time of the year to trek to Everest Base Camp. However, Luxury Holidays Nepal's experienced and professional team is always there to ensure your safety and luxury all around the year. We offer 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 Short Everest Base Camp trek by helicopter and Luxury Everest Base Camp 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.

Trip Facts

  • Trip CodeLHN03
  • Duration15 Days
  • Pricefrom US$2250 / person
  • GradeModerate
  • DestinationNepal
  • Min Pax02-15 pax
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Outline Itinerary

Day 1 Arrival in Tribhuwan International Airport, Kathmandu and Pre-trip meeting.

After arriving in Kathmandu, a representative from Luxury Holidays Nepal will pick up from the airport and take to your hotel. In the afternoon, you may take a rest or visit Luxury Holidays Nepal’s office. At evening, we host a pre-trip meeting at your hotel in Kathmandu and introduce your tour and trekking guide. Please seek this opportunity to ask questions about your trip. This includes a final briefing and preparations for the trip. For the meeting, please make sure you bring your passport, three copies of passport-size photos, and a readable copy of your travel insurance policy. During this meeting, please clear the due balance, if any. Please inform us in advance if you will be arriving late and therefore are unable to attend the pre-trip meeting. Overnight in Kathmandu.

  • Accommodation: Samsara Resort
  • Max. Altitude: 1300 m/ 4265 ft

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What's Included

  • Airport pickups and drops in a private luxury vehicle
  • 3-star hotel accommodation in Kathmandu (Samsara Resort or similar) for three night in twin/double sharing bed and breakfast basis
  • All accommodations in Guesthouses or lodges during the treks as per the above itinerary in twin/double sharing bed and breakfast basis
  • Farewell dinner with cultural program.
  • All ground transportation in a comfortable private luxury vehicle as per the itinerary
  • Domestic flights (Kathmandu- Lukla -Kathmandu)
  • 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)
  • Medical kit (carried by your trek leader)
  • All government taxes and official expenses.

What's Excluded

  • International airfare (See the international flights page)
  • Nepal entry visa; you can obtain a visa easily upon your arrival at Tribhuwan International Airport in Kathmandu. (See the Visa & Entry Procedure of Nepal page)
  • Travel insurance, which covers emergency high-altitude rescue and evacuation (See the travel insurance page.)
  • Lunch and Dinner while you are in Kathmandu (Meal costs about 3 -7 dollars per item depending on the place where you eat).
  • Lunch and Dinner while you are in trekking days (Meal costs about 3 -7 dollars per item depending on the place where you eat).
  • Excess baggage charge(s)
  • Personal expenses.
  • City sightseeing and entrance fees(See sightseeing and entrance fees)
  • Tips for the guide, porter & driver. (Tipping is Expected).

Trip Map

Everest Basecamp Trek Trip Map

Cost included

  • Airport pickups and drops in a private luxury vehicle
  • 3-star hotel accommodation in Kathmandu (Samsara Resort or similar) for three night in twin/double sharing bed and breakfast basis
  • All accommodations in Guesthouses or lodges during the treks as per the above itinerary in twin/double sharing bed and breakfast basis
  • Farewell dinner with cultural program.
  • All ground transportation in a comfortable private luxury vehicle as per the itinerary
  • Domestic flights (Kathmandu- Lukla -Kathmandu)
  • 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)
  • Medical kit (carried by your trek leader)
  • All government taxes and official expenses.

Cost Exclude

  • International airfare (See the international flights page)
  • Nepal entry visa; you can obtain a visa easily upon your arrival at Tribhuwan International Airport in Kathmandu. (See the Visa & Entry Procedure of Nepal page)
  • Travel insurance, which covers emergency high-altitude rescue and evacuation (See the travel insurance page.)
  • Lunch and Dinner while you are in Kathmandu (Meal costs about 3 -7 dollars per item depending on the place where you eat).
  • Lunch and Dinner while you are in trekking days (Meal costs about 3 -7 dollars per item depending on the place where you eat).
  • Excess baggage charge(s)
  • Personal expenses.
  • City sightseeing and entrance fees(See sightseeing and entrance fees)
  • Tips for the guide, porter & driver. (Tipping is Expected).

Departure Detail

Start Date End Date Cost Status Booking
16 December, 2019 30 December, 2019 Us $2250 Available

Read Reviews

Rated 5 based on 9 reviews

Everest Base Camp- Gateway to Everest

Everest Base Camp- Gateway to Everest

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It was dream for me to reach the gateway of Mount Everest. I reached to Everest Base Camp on spring season through trekking from Luka airport. The Journey to Everest Gateway was most adventurous trekking and direful for me. During the trip, I explored cultures, wilderness and landscapes. The best moment in the camp was little surprising due to snowfall. It was nice experience in the Nepal with the team of Luxury Holidays Nepal.

, New Zealand

Everest Base Camp Trek

Everest Base Camp Trek

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Hi,
A Wonderful trek, very well organized by Ram and Luxury Holidays Nepal. Our guide was very co-operative and friendly. Thank you to all for making our trek so memorable and entertaining. I would highly recommend Luxury Holidays Nepal to the people who are planning to go Nepal.  I am sure you wiil truly enjoy your holiday trip with the local and professional team of Luxury Holidays Nepal Pvt. Ltd. 

, United Kingdom

Great trek with Reliable company and professional guide

Great trek with Reliable company and professional guide

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We trekked to Everest Base Camp with Luxury Holidays Nepal in last November, flying back from Lukla. We've done this several times before  but this time it was a private trip and it was one of the best treks. Our guide Bikash Bhandari, was first rate and had an excellent command of English and out porters Ramesh and Hari were also extremely good. Accommodation in the lodges was also very good. We can also warmly recommend the Gokarna Forest Resort in Kathmandu, a real home from home. Well done LHN teams, we would be happy to travel with your company again. Good luck entire team and hope to see you again in Nepal. 

, Australia

What an amazing experience

What an amazing experience

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I would like to start by saying that this is one of the most beautiful and mesmerizing place I have ever visited. The whole trekking has left our group surprised! It's not just the mountains but also the Nepalese people there are so friendly and kind.

The person to whom we have to give credit to for making this such a wonderful trekking experience is Bikash Bhandari of Luxury Holidays Nepal. He truly is a lovely guide, he does not only know where to take you to get the best views, and he is also a person who is able to make you feel right at home in this wonderful place!

If we decide to go back Luxury Holidays Nepal will be on top of my list to contact because they offer many trips as well. Highly recommended!

, Finland

Amazing experience -guides and LHN Company!

Amazing experience -guides and LHN Company!

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We had the opportunity to experience Everest trekking in the Himalayan region, all the way to base camp. Our journey was of 15 days almost everything included with the trek from Luxury Holidays Nepal. The most memorable trip ever had and most amazing experience. A special thanks to our guide Ram and our lovely porters!!! 
Highly recommended and all the best to your team in the future!! Hope to see you soon.

, New Zealand

Luxury Holidays Nepal

Luxury Holidays Nepal

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We (a couple from Australia) did the Everest base camp trek in late November- beginning of December 2016. It was great! November is the last month of trekking season, but we still had really nice weather and nice days in the mountains. We flew into Lukla and hiked for a total of 13 days. On our way down we walked to Khumjuung and visited Khunde, which we really liked and recommend. We used the guide book “Trekking the Everest Region” by Jamie McGuiness, and we really enjoyed to read it during the evenings. 
Our trip was organized by Mr. Bikash Bhandari and his “Luxury Holidays Nepal” www.luxuryholidaynepal.com. For approximately 1800 USD per person he met us at the airport, arranged and paid for our room at Gokarna Forest Resort. The price also included the plane ticket Katmandu – Lukla –Katmandu, a very nice and experienced guide and a porter. During the trek, our breakfast and accommodation was also included. We recommend using Bikash and LHN Company, they met all our expectations and we are very happy with our trip.

, Australia

Perfect Everest Trek Arrangement

Perfect Everest Trek Arrangement

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I spent very memorable days in the Everest region in Nepal. I used to dream to see this highest peak in the world and now I arrested it on my camera. My guide arranged everything and helped me a lot. He did not let me feel tired and boring. I have read about the Manaslu region and willing to go there with this company again. I like to make a strong recommendation.

, Australia

"Excellent trek to Everest Base Camp and Kalapathar"

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My husband and I have just completed the Everest Base Camp trek and cannot recommend Luxury holidays Nepal enough. They were very accommodating to our needs and communication before, during and after was always prompt and efficient. Our highly professional guide Sonam Sherpa could not have done more to ensure our comfort, safety and wellbeing. His knowledge of the mountains, heights and history was impressive. As well, he bought to our attention wildlife including musk deer, mountain goat and Tibetan peacock, which we were excited to see. On the same day as reaching Everest Base Camp, my husband and Sonam also reached the peak of Kalapathar, which they summited in 1hr (very happy husband!).
Ramesh you are a powerhouse, thank you for carrying our gear and always smiling! We miss your smile already!
Thank you Luxury Holidays Nepal, Sonam Sherpa and Ramesh for assisting us in achieving our goal. We greatly appreciate it.

Visited May 2016

, France

“Great trip to Mt Everest Basecamp!”

“Great trip to Mt Everest Basecamp!”

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Could not fault this company! Very professional all round. Quick to respond to any email queries before the trek. Our guides were more than just guides they were waiters, porters, medics, mountain encyclopedias and friends!! 2 of our group got altitude sickness and the company handled this situation expertly, arranging for their return to Kathmandu with no further impact to the rest of the trekkers. I would recommend this company to anybody wishing to successfully reach EBC with any level of experience. I will be using them again when I return to Nepal.

Visited March 2016

, Australia

Trekking Grade:
The Everest base camp trip is a fairly challenging journey. It is moderately long trekking which 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 you 3 stars hotels in Kathmandu and standard Lodge 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. We will provide you and your group at the lodge which is locally available every day (In some places rooms cannot be booked in advance). If you want the luxury accommodation of 4/5 star in Kathmandu then contact us for cost detail.

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

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

Luggage:
Throughout the trip of Mountain Trekking, your luggage is carried and moved by the porters. You should carry the water bottle, sunscreen, camera, spare jacket, etc. Your main luggage will be your trekking bag and you can carry a small lockable bag which 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 availability of spots. Also, please send us your redemption code and voucher number through this link (Voucher Redemption).

Visa:
You can get a visa in Kathmandu airport upon arrival for $25 USD (or equivalent in other major currencies) for a 15 days visa or $40 USD for a 30 days visa. 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. (Nepal Visa Info)

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 on 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 at booking@luxuryholidaynepal.com
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 ATM's 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. For 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 to 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 to 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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Note:
1. Please note that often the Kathmandu-Lukla-Kathmandu flight gets delayed by a few hours or may even be canceled for one, two, or more days due to unfavorable weather conditions. Such conditions may arise even in the best seasons. Hence, in such cases, you must be prepared for long waits either at Kathmandu or Lukla airports, as this can happen either at the start or end of the trek or even both! We will do our best to avoid such delays, and arrange the next flight for you. We also organize Helicopter rescue in such conditions, if it is available and upon request by our clients. The helicopter charges around USD 3500 and it can lift 4-5 persons per flight. Still, we suggest you to be prepared for possible delays/cancellations, and if possible to come with some extra days (1-2 days) at the end of the trip to accommodate such delays. If everything runs smoothly and you still have extra days then you may even engage yourself in optional activities which can be arranged by Luxury Holidays Nepal upon request. The optional activities may include visiting places/landmarks of your choice, adventure sports, shopping, etc.

In case the flight delay/cancellation happens at the start of the trip and it goes so long that it disturbs your onward travel schedule, you are free to choose an alternative trip such as a trek in the Annapurna, Langtang, or any other region. If you are not interested in the alternative trip and would rather wait for your original preferred trip, you are welcome to wait in Kathmandu for as many days as it takes to get a flight to Lukla. However, please note that there will be no refund if you lose time waiting at the airport and do not take an alternative tour or you only do a short trek later due to time limitation. If the cancellation happens before the trip, we will provide you accommodation and lunch in a guesthouse in Kathmandu. In case of the flight delay/cancellation after finishing the trek, you will be responsible for all your expenses. Please also note that you will not be entitled to any refund for the services (such as hotel, transportation, flight, etc.) included in the package that you would not use later.

2. 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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