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Everest Base Camp Trek

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Brief Description
Location: Nepal
Altitude:5545 m
Duration:14 Days
Being at the foot of the world’s tallest mountain is an obvious pull but the trek to Everest Base Camp is so much more than just that. Regarded as a classic, magnificent views aside, EBC trek introduces you to the rich and diverse culture of Nepal and brings you to the heart of the lives of some of the warmest people you will ever met. The immense variation in geography presented by Nepal’s landscape is unimaginable and the trek to the base of the highest mountain gives you a taste for just that – leading you to and through bits of all that Nepal has to offer.

EBC is one of the three most popular treks in all of Nepal including Annapurna Circuit Trek and Annapurna Base Camp Trek. Confronted by photogenic views on every corner, beautiful mornings and even better sunsets in the midst of sharp peaks, ridges and mountain walls on all sides, the region is a world of its own and a striking one at that. Walking amongst the biggest mountains there are, the trek takes you through the colourful life of high-altitude villages in Nepal, across some of the longest suspension bridges that Nepal is popular for, over the deepest gorges with prayer flags adding more colour and life to the landscape.

As the most popular trek in Khumbu region, the Base Camp for Everest is a definite magnet but a trek little further from there to Kala Patthar offers much better views of the region and of the mighty Everest itself, as compared to views from the Base Camp. Kala Patthar is situated above Gorakshep (5,170M) which is the last settlement in the Khumbu Valley.

This two week long endeavor keeps you in the high-altitude zone all throughout with amazing views of Everest, Lhotse, Makalu, Nuptse, Pumori, and Ama Dablam in one of the most exquisite landscapes the planet has to offer. Given the duration of the trek and the altitude it continually keeps you in, sound fitness and some experience in the Himalayas is essential before you decide to go on this journey of a lifetime. Although comfort is one thing that you wouldn’t need to worry about since the stay is in warm, cozy tea houses, which are characteristic of Nepal treks, the rocky, alpine terrain itself can get a little tricky in patches, demanding experience of having been in similar regions.

The best months for the EBC trek are March to May and October to December. Stay on this page to know more about the trek.

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Day 1

Arrive in Kathmandu (1,330M)

Day 1 is reserved to make your way to the bustling capital city of Kathmandu. Its colourful, crowded streets packed with shops stacking trekking and climbing gear to their very top in addition to the many tourist hotels and cafes with high mountains in the backdrop is enough to suggest that trekking in Nepal is going to be a different experience. With crowds from across the globe sifting through the city in search of climbing gear suited for the highest mountains, this place is your best bet if you need to buy some top-class equipment, at the best rates, for your future climbs or if you are missing something for the one you are on now! The shops and cafes in Kathmandu accept Indian currency but you might want to take this day to exchange your money to Nepal currency since cash is the only medium of payment on the higher reaches of the trek and the only money accepted in tea houses above is local currency.

Day 2

Kathmandu (1,330M) to Lukla (2,860M) to Phakding (2,652M)

Duration: 35 min (flight to Lukla) + 3 hour (trek to Phakding)

Distance: 7 km trek

Today is the first day of the trek but not before we take a short flight up to the trail head. After breakfast we proceed to Tribhuvan Domestic Airport, Kathmandu for our flight out to Lukla. The flight over mountains in the Khumbu Region is all of 35 minutes but presents you with some of the most exquisite views of Nepal and can easily be one of the highlights of this trek. If you get a seat on the left side of these tiny planes, the view out the window is one you’ll never forget. Lukla is a small village with no road, only reachable by flight or foot. We walk straight out of the airport, across the cobbled stone footpath of the village and off into the forest trail, officially starting our first day of trekking. Just before exiting the village, we are required to present the first of our two permits at the check post – so remember to keep these handy. Today is easy - it is a simple trek for 3 hours which starts with descending 300M and then slowly climbs up 100M to meet the rest point for the night - Phakding. Along the way, we pass countless mani walls painted on the rocks lining the trail and boulders carved with Tibetan Buddhist prayer inscriptions. We also find numerous prayer wheels all along the trail. We spend our first night in a tea house at Phakding.

Day 3

Phakding (2,652M) to Namche Bazaar (3,440M)

Duration: 6-7 hours

Distance: 11 km

Its serious business from today onwards – today marking day 1 of our brush with difficult terrain on this trek. We start by walking along the banks of the Dudh Kosi, crossing it twice on the high suspension bridges Nepal treks are famous for. The trail is a series of small, repeated ascents and descents, following along the river and again crossing the engraved Buddhist stones characteristic of the area. We stop for lunch at the village of Monjo, which is also the gateway to Sagarmatha National Park. Here is where we present the second of our two permits. After entering the park, we descend along an enormous wall painted sky-high with prayers written in Tibetan to the Bhote Kosi River arriving at Jorsalle village. This is where all the fun begins. After one final stroll along the beach-like riverbank, the trail gets steeper passing through dense forests. After a while we cross the last suspension bridge for today – the bridge dangling spectacularly high above a sharply-descending gorge. From here, we ascend 600M through a thickly forested patch all the way to Namche Bazaar, the administrative and trade capital of the Khumbu region. If the weather is clear we might get our first view of Everest at the rest point along the way. Overnight stay in tea house in Namche Bazaar.

Day 4

Namche (3,440M) to Tengboche (3,860M)

Duration: 6-7 hours

Distance: 10-11 km

Tengboche is a small valley at an altitude of 3,860M. This beautiful route between the two villages starts with us passing through Namche on a stone-paved path by the stream. Thamserku, a beautiful peak of 6,608M, dominates the view, with Ama Dablam – one of the most peculiarly shaped mountains – farther up the valley. Everest is visible above the joining ridge of the south face of Lhotse and Nuptse that close the valley far ahead. Close to an hour into the trek, we come across a huge chorten dedicated to Tenzin Norgay – the man who needs no introduction. The trail is small sections of ascents with patches of descents that are enough to recover your breath for the next section of ascent. We should reach our stop-hold for today by lunch-time.

Day 5

Tengboche (3,860M) to Dingboche (4,410M)

Duration: 5-6 hours

Today we start our trek early and head out of Tengboche over to the other side of the ridge and straight into a birch and rhododendron forest. From here, Lower Pangboche is close to 4 km – with a height gain of close to 260M, we should get there in less than 2 hours. The village of Pangboche is spread out right below the impressive Ama Dablam and hence offers some of the most spectacular views of the mountain making it a perfect spot to take a break. Depending on what time we get here, we either stop for tea or head straight for lunch. Everest now disappears from the view until we reach the upper parts of the Khumbu Valley. We see a lot of revered peaks all through our trek today, don’t forget to question your local guide about these each time you see a new peak peering out from behind at the turn of the view.

To our left is the Lobuche River. Dingboche comes into view after a series of moraines. This large settlement has some spectacular sights to offer with the south face of Lhotse (8,516M) dominating the view. Do not miss the sunset from this beautiful location.

Day 6

Acclimatization day at Dingboche (4,410M)

We have climbed over 2000M in the last few days. This marks for a good milestone to take a day off so as to rest the body and give it time to acclimatize to this newly gained elevation. This makes it easier for it to handle the elevation it has to face in the coming days. Acclimatization is done best and done right when you expose yourself to the mountain air at this elevation – so remember to take yourself out and walk around. There is much to see and admire in this region. A small hike from here brings you face to face with three of the world’s highest mountain peaks - Mount Lhotse, Mount Makalu and Mount Cho Oyu.

Day 7

Dingboche (4,410M) to Dughla/Thukla (4,620M)

Duration: 3 hours

Distance: 5 km

Today is the shortest of all days on the trek which seems easier still after resting it out at Dingboche yesterday. The flat trail till Dughla offers some of the best views on this route along with a spectacular view of the wall of Khumbu Glacier. On our right, we see the magnificent Mount Pumori (7,138m) and a brightly colored glacial lake. There are no tea houses between these two locations, and no sources of water either – remember to carry sufficient supplies of refreshment as well as water for today.

Day 8

Dhugla/Thukla (4,620M) to Lobuche (4,940M)

Duration: 3.5 hours

Today we start our trekking towards Lobuche which is situated beside the Khumbu glacier. Initial part of the trek is tough as we undertake the strenuous climb up to Dughla Pass/ Thukla Pass to go onwards to Lobuche. The climb is short but extremely steep – if it’s any consolation, it offers some of the most memorable views of the entire trek. The pass is filled with memorials of mountaineers who got the ball rolling for all of us to be here today. We spend some time at the pass before we carry on to Lobuche – the trail after the pass is mostly flat.

Day 9

Lobuche (4,940M) to Gorakshep (5,164M) to Everest Base Camp (5,364M) and back to Gorakshep (5,164M)

Duration: 7 – 8 hours

Today's trail has a lot of ups and downs till Gorakshep – most of these are humps on the moraines of the infamous Khumbu Glacier. Once we reach Gorakshep, we have something to eat and leave straight after to get to Everest Base Camp - situated at the beginning of the massive Khumbu Glacier. The trail walks along the glacier with extraordinary views of Mt. Pumori to our right and Mt. Nuptse to our left. We get a clear as day view of the Khumbu icefall from the base camp – a view that’s inspiring enough to up your trekking game. This portion of the trek also brings us face to face with some of the biggest mountains in Nepal and in the world – the feeling of being surrounded by giants is almost surreal. We need to hike on the Khumbu glacier for a short bit in order to get to Everest Base Camp – giving us a tiny feel for what it must be like to climb up this beast of a mountain. We spend some time at the base camp soaking in the views before we head back down to Gorakshep on the same trail.

Day 10

Gorakshep (5,164M) to Kala Patthar (5,644M) to Pheriche (4, 371M)

Duration: 7 – 8 hours

Today is the most exciting day of the trek, if you ask us! With views to die for, it is everything we have been secretly waiting for throughout the trek. We start early to make our way to Kala Patthar – a place kind enough to give us the clearest views of Everest on this entire trail – it will however, take some effort. The trek to the summit of Kala Patthar is one of the most difficult but also highly rewarding. After the trek to Kala Patthar, it is easy to imagine why Everest is the most sought after mountain on the planet and why it’s captured the fancy of some of the most accomplished climbers across eras. In fact, Kala Patthar is the only place from where you can get views of almost the entire high peak mountains of the Khumbu Range – which is what makes it such an inspiring journey to make. It takes about 3 hours to reach Kala Patthar from Gorakshep. We can’t spend much time on the top as it’s an extremely windy place with nothing to obstruct the ferocious winds.

From Kala Patthar, it’s only descent all the way to Pheriche. This almost 1,300M of descent should take about 4 hours. Pheriche lies on a flat valley on the bank of Dhudhkoshi River.

Day 11

Pheriche (5,644M) to Namche Bazaar (3,440M)

Today’s trek is moderate but is made easy in the memory of the awe-inspiring landscape we witnessed yesterday. There are small patches of ascent before Tengboche and after Phungi Thanga.

Day 12

Namche Bazaar (3,440M) to Lukla (2,860M)

The last day of our trek in the gorgeous Khumbu region, it is one which must be savored. Walking on this familiar trail gives you the opportunity to better enjoy its beauty without having to worry about familiarizing yourself to it like we did the first time around. With no rush to get anywhere, this is literally a walk in the park.

Day 13

Lukla (2,860M) to Kathmandu (1,330M)

Airborne, we once again witness the beauty of Nepal from a bird’s eye view which is the perfect way to end this breathtaking journey, if you ask us!

Day 14


It is time to bid adieu to the Everest Base Camp Trek here. The check-out time is 12 noon. Please note that we can arrange for a drop-off at the airport on request.

What's Included
  • Airport pick up and drop for international terminal.
  • Domestic airport transfers.
  • Accommodation in Kathmandu (2 nights)
  • Accommodation during the trekking period (12 nights).
  • Domestic return flights (Kathmandu- Lukla -Kathmandu).
  • All necessary paperwork and trekking permits (National Park Permit, TIMS)
  • Experienced and Certified guide
  • Staff costs including their salary, insurance, equipment, domestic airfare, food and accommodation
  • Medical kit (carried by your trek leader).
  • All government and local taxes.
  • Trek completion certificate by Nepal Govt.
  • Please Note: For single trekker we provide porter cum guide.
What's Not Included
  • Travel expenses to reach and return from Kathmandu.
  • Food and drinking water throughout the trip.
  • Soft-drinks / Beverages / Alcohols / Snacks / Chocolates Etc
  • Additional accommodation and food expenses if trek gets delayed due to weather, flight cancellation, health or any other reason
  • Personal expenses (phone calls, laundry, bar bills, battery recharge, extra porters, bottle or boiled water, shower, etc.).
  • Health Insurance, Personal Insurance and other travel insurance
  • Expenses for evacuation and rescue operations due to natural calamity, mishaps, injury or any health problem.
  • Nepalese visa fee.
  • Tips for guide(s), porter(s).
  • Gaiters, microspikes and sleeping bags (wherever necessary) are not included and thus have to rented from Kathmandu by you.

Packing List

This is a list of essential items for individuals doing the trek with Bikat Adventures. This list contains only those items which the participants are required to bring with them. The list excludes those items which are provided by Bikat Adventures on the trek. We have divided the items into five categories. All the items in the list are essential except for those marked as optional.

Trekking Gear

  • Ruck sack bag with rain cover. Qty -1
  • Day Pack Bag - Recommended for treks with summit day
  • Head Torch with spare Batteries. Qty -1
  • U V protection sunglasses. Qty -1 Here is how you can choose the best sunglasses for trekking.
  • Water Bottles: 2 bottles of 1 liter each


  • Non-skid, deep treaded, high-ankle trekking shoes Qty -1
  • Pair of light weight Slipper/Sandals Qty -1


  • Quick Dry Warm lower or Track Pants. Qty - 2
  • Full sleeves T-shirts/ Sweatshirts. 1 for every 2 days of trekking
  • Pair of thick woolen socks. 1 pair for every two days of trekking
  • Thermal Body warmer Upper & Lower. Qty-1
  • Undergarments. Qty - 1 for every day of trekking
  • Warm jacket closed at wrist & neck .Qty-1
  • Full sleeves sweater. Qty -1
  • Rain wear ( Jacket & Pants ) . Qty-1
  • Pair of waterproof, warm gloves. Qty-1
  • Woolen cap. Qty-1
  • Sun shielding Hat. Qty -1


  • Personal toiletries kit (Small Towel, Toilet paper, paper soap, Bar soap, toothbrush, toothpaste, cold cream, etc.)
  • Sun screen lotion small pack. Qty -1 Here is your Sun Protection 101 to stay safe in the bright sunny outdoors.
  • Lip Balm small pack. Qty-1


  • Small size, Light weight & Leak proof lunch box. Qty-1
  • Plate. Qty- 1
  • Spoon.Qty-1
  • Tea/Coffee (plastic) Mug.Qty-1


  • Camera (Optional)
  • Carry your medicines in plenty in case you have any specific ailment. Consult your doctor before joining the trek.
  • Dry fruits, Nuts, Chocolate bars (Optional)

Frequently Asked Questions

Should have an experience of at least 10 – 15 trek days in the Himalayas, At least one Moderate Plus category trek, Experience of trekking at altitudes higher than 4700 - 5000 mts, Medical fitness certificate from a registered physician.

  • Jog/Run for 5 Kms in 25-30 mins Or Walk continuously for 10 kms (with 3-4 small breaks) on plain terrain (slight incline is better) and
  • Hold your breath for 40 seconds and
  • 3 sets of Climbing 30 – 40 steps in one stretch and
  • Push Ups – 10 and
  • Lunges & Squats – 15 X 2 sets
If you are not meeting these benchmarks, please use the
preparation schedule to improve your fitness till you achieve the above benchmarks.

How to use an Ice Axe
How to use Climbing boots & Crampons
How to rope up & follow queued climbing/descending
How to self-arrest using an ice axe
Knowledge of Basic First aid

The Everest Base Camp trek will take you the base camp of the highest mountain on the planet - Mount Everest. You will experience traditional Sherpa culture in the Khumbu region and get stunning views of the roof of the world and some of the world's highest peaks - Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse, Ama Dablam and many more while trekking through dense forests and harsh alpine territory.

Best months to do EBC Trek are March, April, May, September, October, and November. For a detailed answer read this: Best time to do Everest Base Camp Trek

The base for EBC trek is Kathmandu. To get to Kathmandu from Delhi, you can take one of the following options - By Air: There are multiple flights daily connecting Delhi and Kathmandu. Return airfare will cost you between INR 10,000 - INR 15,000 By Road: The road distance between Delhi and Kathmandu is 1,152 km. A DTC service is operated on this route that will cost you around INR 5,000 for a return journey. You can also drive to Kathmandu in your own vehicle. By Rail: There are multiple trains operating daily from Delhi to Gorakhpur near the India - Nepal border. From Gorakhpur, you will have to take a bus to the Sunauli across the border. From Sunauli, you will have to take another bus to Kathmandu. Expect the return journey to cost you between INR 4,000 - INR 7,000

There is 3G connectivity for local network NCell for most of the Everest Base Camp trek.

You will be in Kathmandu at the beginning and end of this trek. There are a number of places to explore in Kathmandu - walk through the old city, explore the streets of Thamel, visit the famous Swayambhunath and Pashupatinath temples, take thangka painting workshops or learn how to cook local cuisine. You can also drive or fly to Pokhara in Central Nepal and explore the Annapurna and Dhaulagiri regions - rife with vast trekking options as well! Another must-see attraction is the Royal Palace, the site of the infamous 2001 massacre of the Royal Family by the then Crown Prince, and now converted into the Narayanhiti Palace Museum.

The minimum age limit is 13 years. However, minors aged between 13 to 17 should be accompanied by their parents or guardians. If you are above the age of 60, kindly carry a medical certificate from your doctor that deem you fit for adventure activities like trekking.

You will be provided with shared accommodation in a hotel in Kathmandu. On the trail, you will be provided twin or triple sharing accommodation in lodges/tea houses/guest houses.

Since Everest Base Camp is not a camping trek, tents and sleeping bags are not required.

There are adequate, hygienic facilities throughout the EBC trail and at all accommodations.

Gaiters and microspikes will not be provided by us. If needed, then you can rent the same from Kathmandu or Namche Bazaar. However, these are not needed for Nepal treks.

Meals are not included during Everest base camp trek. The lodges/guest houses on this trek have ample eating options.

We do not provide renting option for Nepal treks

Depending on the season, the temperature on Everest Base Camp trek can drop to -20°C at night and be as high as 30°C during the day time.

There may be fresh snowfall in the region depending on the weather. There will be permanent snow accumulation at higher altitudes, though not necessarily on the trail itself.

You can offload your backpack (up to 10 kg) on this trek. This portage fee is not included in the trek cost. To avail this facility you need to purchase this add on while booking your trek.

A team of the participant will be led by a TIMS certified guide. All participants are requested to abide by the directions of the guide. We maintain 1:6 ratio of guide/assistant guide and participants.

It is not mandatory but it is more convenient with the pole.

You can buy your trekking necessities from Kathmandu. There may be some items available at shops in Namche Bazaar, or other villages on the trail as well. However we recommend that you do not leave anything essential for the last minute purchase.

Yes, it is absolutely safe for a solo woman to travel in fix departures. A lot of solo women trekkers trek with us every year.

Yes, e-certificates will be given at the end of each trek provided that you completed it. It will bear your name, the trek, and the maximum altitude you achieved on the trek.

Not applicable in this trek

You will be dropped off at the hotel/guest house in Kathmandu at the end of the trek.

Please do carry either your passport or Voter ID card, along with a few passport size photographs.

Why Bikat?
Small Group Size

Our batch sizes are capped at 15 for smaller treks with the trek leader and trekker ratio of 1:8. This ratio, in our years of experience, has proven to deliver the best trekking experience for individuals as well as groups. Capping the size of the group ensures individual attention to each trekker so that no signs of distress or need during the trek go unnoticed. It also helps to form a more cohesive cohort with better group energy which helps define the rhythm and pace of days on the trek.

As you go higher up on the BRS scale, since the stakes are higher, expeditions have an even smaller group size with the ratio of expedition leader to climber set at 1:2.

Qualified Trek Leaders

We follow a rigorous regime of hiring and training our experts in the field. Each trek leader is a certified mountaineer with years of experience in the field. In addition to their qualification, they also go through practical and situational training to tackle any and all kinds of sudden conditions that may present themselves on the ground. Being unpredictable is the core nature of the mountains but being ready for any circumstance as best as possible is a controllable asset that we try to nurture.

Our field experts are also trained in basic medicine and first-aid response.

Watch: Forerunners - The Making of A Trek Leader At Bikat Adventures

Guided Progression

Since Bikat Adventures is a learning-based organization, we help you climb up the ladder of difficulty within the sphere of outdoor adventure systematically. Our on-ground training modules are designed to handhold you through the upskilling process so that you are ready to take on bigger challenges.

Equipment Quality and Check

All the gear used on our treks and expeditions is tried and tested, maintained for good quality, and is overall top-notch in quality and condition. We are continually looking to obtain the best of everything there is in the market so as to ensure optimum safety.

Support Systems

Along with the staff you see on-ground, we have a team of superheroes working in the background to give you the best experience possible. Our background team also comprises local staff from each area who know the region best. Having local support helps with studying the area, pre-planning, execution, and in receiving timely support in case of emergencies in these remote locations.


Our on-field staff is in constant contact with our teams based in primary locations so as to eliminate any avoidable delay in reaching additional help and support when required. We try to use the best tools for communication available, including satellite phones, in regions where they are not restricted.

Cancellation Policy
Cash refund

Cancellations up to 30 days prior to departure date

Cancellations between 30 days to 15 days prior to departure date

Cancellations within 15 days prior to departure date

Voucher refund

Cancellations up to 5 days prior to departure date

Cancellations within 5 days prior to departure date

Please Note:
  1. Cash refund is applicable only in case of bookings made without using any promotional offer code or vouchers
  2. This is only a brief of cancellation terms. For finer details please refer Detailed Cancellation Policy.
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