Everest Base Camp Trek

duration Duration 14 Days / 13 Nights
altitude Maximum Altitude 18,520 ft
visit Best time to visit Apr - Jun, Sept - Nov
Camp Base Camp Kathmandu
Camp Thrill Level Extreme
Camp Accommodation type Tea Houses
About the Everest Base Camp Trek

Sign up for Everest Base Camp Trek , the world's next big adventure after Everest trekking. Being the 2nd most iconic thrill hike, the base camp trek to the titan, guarantees to leave any Braveheart with bone-chilling experiences and forever awe. The 14-day long expedition of trekking passes through some of the most challenging routes, rewarding you with the ultimate feeling of flagging your flag at 18,500 feet. Truly, a moment to relish your whole life.    

Also See: Gangotri 1 | Gangotri Trek


Exciting challenges with breathtaking rewards

There is a reason why the Everest base camp trekking (EBC Trek) is categorized as ‘difficult’ for the normal trekkers. Unlike other Himalayan treks of Himachal Pradesh and Uttarakhand, the route takes you on various kinds of terrains. Challenging you both physically & mentally. But with tough work and perseverance, you will get to witness some rarest views of a U-shaped valley along with the most vibrant colors of the sky and moraine-laden mountains.                       


Everest Base Camp Trek is a 'Feeling'

EBC has been visited by some of the greatest adventurers in the history of hiking. And following the same trail, has a different fanbase. Get the rarest chance to walk on the same path and feel proud in every step that you've made here.

However, to achieve that feeling you need to ensure you have a perfectly fit body. More than that, it is seriously recommended that you must have done a few Himalayan treks before choosing this one. As trekking up to 18,000 feet is something you cannot joke over. This trek is all about endurance. More than the steepness and boulder-laden route, your endurance will be challenged throughout.

Also See: Bhyundar Khal Trek


Are you planning on sleeping in a tent?

Fortunately, the Everest camp journey with Moustache allows you to stay at "teahouses" along the way, saving you the trouble of transporting tents and food. A teahouse is often a modest basic room with two cots and thin timber walls, with an adjoining Western toilet and hot shower if you're lucky. Another advantage of staying in these small lodges is the friendship that develops in the shared dining area with other trekkers—nothing sounds more fun like trading stories over a few glasses of beer!


Kala Pattar vs. Everest Base Camp?

The majority of people have only heard of EBC. If you're the type who likes to cross things off a list, your trek will stop there, but it'll be a barren jumble of ice and rock with no view of Chomolungma's summit (the Tibetan name for Mt Everest). If you're here for the adventure, however, Kala Pattar, a brown slope that rises behind Gorak Shep's final camp, is the place to go. Kala Pattar lies nearly 600 feet higher than Mt Everest base camp, at 18,200 feet, and the view of Everest, flanked by its sentinels Lhotse and Nuptse, is just breathtaking.      


There are plenty more options to surprise you

Think again if you are picturing Mount Everest Base Camp in complete peace. It attracts 40,000 visitors each year as the world's ultimate trekking destination! So, on the negative side, you're never truly alone. On the plus side, the ever-changing alpine panorama that unfolds every day is simply breathtaking. Aside from Everest, the vista includes three of the world's highest peaks: Mt Lhotse (27,940 feet), Mt Makalu (27,838 feet), and Mt Cho Oyu (26,864 feet), as well as the stunning Ama Dablam.             

Also See: Satopanth Glacier


The final tint of alpenglow on the southwest face of Everest with the moon behind is the most breathtaking sight on earth. Only visible if you journey to Kala Pattar in perfect time. Dare yourself to experience the ultimate thrill and set yourself amazed on an expedition just beyond great!

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Day 1: Arrive at Kathmandu


Stay Type: Stay at the guest house/hotel on a sharing basis.

  • Welcome to Nepal. To guide you through, we will have our representative waiting for you at the airport. Meet him/her outside and get going to the guesthouse.
  • After some rest, step out in the evening and explore the nearby market. You can try the different cuisines offered at the market such as -Chatamari, Thupka, Momos, etc. These are some special dishes from Nepal. Don’t miss to taste them.
  • In the evening, you will have a short briefing session to explain all the important things related to the trek. He will also help out to pack your bags most conveniently.
  • Post briefing session, have your dinner, and sleep a good night.

 

Day 2: Lukla flight, trek to Phakding

 

Flight: 30 min

Trek: 9 km(4-5 hours)

Altitude: 8,500ft.

Stay Type: Stay at tea houses on a sharing basis

  • Wake up to a fresh morning have your breakfast and get ready for a flight to the Lukla airport. The 30 minutes long flight hovers across the great range of the Himalayas. You will be surprised to get this splendid views of several snow-topped peaks and vast open lands.
  • After you have reached Lukla, gather your luggage and meet our representative who will guide you to the trek. Today, you will trek from Lukla to Phakding.
  • The route is comparatively easy and descends through several local villages. Depending upon the season you are trekking, you will find either a lush green or snow-laden atmosphere.
  • After reaching Phakding, you will check in to your tea house and settle. For the remaining time of the day, if you wish you can go around the village too. Have your dinner and then sleep a sound night.

 

Day 3: Phakding to Namche Bazaar

 

Trek: 10 km(6-7 hours)

Altitude: 11,290ft.

Stay Type: Stay at tea houses on a sharing basis

  • Wake up fresh to a cold morning. Pack your bags and get ready to start a new day. Savor your steaming breakfast and report outside to the leader. Today you will trek to Namche bazaar which is the capital of the Khumbu region.
  • The trail goes up and down with a gradual increase in altitude. A minority of today’s trek will pass through some forests. Few hours into the trek, you reach Monjo village which is the midpoint of today’s trek. If you wish, you can take a short break to re-energize your body.
  • After a steep 3 - 4 km climb through the forest, you will spot the first suspension bridge over the Dudh Kosi river that serves as the lifeline of the Khumbu region.
  • Guess what, you might spot the first views of the mighty Mount Everest today.
  • After you have reached today’s destination, check-in with the house, and settle in your room. Please note, the higher you move, the colder it becomes. So make sure, you are ready with all the appropriate clothes.
  • Worry not, we will have our leader to guide you throughout the route.

 

Day 4: Acclimatization Day

 

Stay Type: Stay at tea houses on a sharing basis

  • Good morning trekkers. Today’s day is the acclimatization day. To keep up with your body temperatures and the altitude, you need to rest and adjust to the environment.
  • Wake up afresh in the morning and start your day with a short walk around the town. Namche bazaar is the market area of the trekkers for Everest trekkers, and you must go out to explore the market.
  • If in case you need to buy some essentials, you can get here them for cheaper prices.
  • You mustn’t undertake any extensive work today. Just rest and acclimatize.

 

Day 5: Namche to Tengboche

 

Trek: 6 km(5-6 hours)

Altitude: 12,664 ft

Stay Type: Stay at tea houses on a sharing basis

  • Wake up and get excited to start again. We hope your body has acclimatized to the weather and altitude. Today you will trek to Tengboche. It is a small village surrounded by beautiful views of the valley.
  • Tengboche region has the largest gompa in the entire Khumbu region and as per the facts it was built in the year 1923.
  • The average time to complete today’s hike is 5 hours. The route stays plain with gradual alleviation. But above all, the views this landscape offers is exceptionally mesmerizing and captivating.
  • Enjoy your trek with your fellows along with splendid views of the Himalayas.
  • Once you have reached the Tengboche, check in to the allocated Teat house. If you wish to explore the place, be free to stroll around in the evening.
  • Take proper care of your body, and wear warm clothes to protect yourself against the cold weather. Devour your steaming dinner and sleep comfortably under warm blankets.

 

Day 6: Tengboche to Dingboche

 

Trek: 9 km(7-8 hours)

Altitude: 14,304 ft

Stay Type: Stay at tea houses on a sharing basis

  • Wake up early today as we are going to have a little longer trek today. The entire duration is going to be about 8 hours and the distance will be 9 km.
  • Start the trek to Pangboche village and have some great views of Mount Ama Dablam. Keep trekking to Prieche and Imja valley.
  • Few meters into the trek, you cross the Lobuche river and then take a steep hike to Dingboche.
  • Today’s trek will be of ups and downs and a specific 2 hours of incline. After you have reached Dingboche, check in to the allotted Tea house and rest for the day.
  • Have your dinner and sleep a warm night.

 

Day 7: Acclimatization Day

 

Stay Type: Stay at tea houses on a sharing basis

  • Wake up to a lazy morning as today is the acclimatization day at Dingboche.
  • During the Mount Everest Base camp trek, we must keep acclimatizing our body to keep it healthy.
  • To keep you excited, we will take you for a small hike to a viewpoint. From there you can spot some of the world’s highest mountains such as Mount Lhotse, Mount Makalu, Mount Cho Yu, besides the other high peaks.
  • If you wish, you can also go and explore the market on your own and meet some locals. Come back before the evening falls and get inside warm blankets.
  • Savor your dinner and sleep a good night.

 

Day 8: Dingboche to Lobuche

 

Trek: 3.5km (3 hours)

Altitude: 15,157 ft

Stay Type: Stay at tea houses on a sharing basis

  • Today you will trek to Dughla/Thukla which is a proven shortest distance of the trek. The trail is mostly flat and offers a splendid view of the glacial lake with Mt. Pumori to your right.
  • After you have covered some distance, you will cross the Dudhkoshi river which is a few km from today’s tea house. Experience how it feels to trek on such a mighty mountain.
  • Once you have reached the tea house, you can also view the wall from your room. Enjoy relaxing on your bed.
  • Savor your dinner and sleep a good night.

 

Day 9: Laboche to Gorkhashep to Everest Base Camp and back to Gorkhashep

 

Trek: 15 km (7-8 hours)

Altitude: 17,600 ft

Stay Type: Stay at tea houses on a sharing basis

  • Start your most exciting day of the trek with a hot breakfast. Today you will trek to Gorkhashep. This place serves as the base camp for the trek to Everest Base Camp.
  • On your hike to Gorkhashep, you can spot the Everest base camp. Gorkhashep is usually a busy place with many other trekkers buzzing around.
  • After you have reached Gorkhashep, refill your bottles as you won’t get any water resource in between. At this camp, you can take a short break and then start the next trek.
  • The hike from here to the Everest Base camp is moderate with slippery patches and a windy ridge that borders the Khumbu glacier.
  • After such a challenging trail, reach the famous Everest Base camp. The temperature here usually drops to -5 degrees in summers and -15 degrees in winters.
  • From the Everest base camp height of 17,600 ft., you will be able to view some of the world’s highest mountains. You will feel a different feeling while standing there. A feeling of victory and pride will fill your chest.
  • After spending enough time at the Everest base camp trek back to Gorkhashep and retire for the day in the allocated Tea House.

 

Day 10: Hike to Kala Patthar and descend to Periche

 

Trek: 10 km (7-8 hours)

Altitude: 18,520ft. and to 16,207ft.

Stay Type: Stay at tea houses on a sharing basis

  • Wake up to a cold morning and get ready to trek to the highest point (Kala Patthar) of the trek. The trail to Kala Patthar is 2.5 - 3 hours long where you also cross a stretch of boulders.
  • When you will reach the Kala Patthar, you can view Mt. Everest, Mt Lhotse, Mt. Makalu, the Khumbu glacier, and the entire Everest base camp.
  • Kala Patthar is a popular point on this trek. Therefore, you might find a few other people too strolling around just like you.
  • After you have spent enough time at Kala Patthar, it’s time to return to Gorkhashep.
  • Retrace your way back to Laboche from where it takes 3-4 hours to reach Periche. On the way, you again cross the Dhugla/Thukla pass to reach Periche village
  • Periche is a village that is situated over the Tsola river. Settle in your allocated tea house and sleep a comfortable night.

 

Day 11: Periche to Namche Bazaar

 

Trek: 10 km (5-6 hours)

Altitude: 11,290 ft

Stay Type: Stay at tea houses on a sharing basis

 

  • Wake up to a beautiful morning. You will see that your place is surrounded by several mountain peaks and looks astonishingly amazing.
  • After you have done your breakfast, pack your bags and start your hike back to Namche Bazaar.
  • The route goes through a few ups and downs, but you won’t have any problem reaching safely back to Namche Bazaar.
  • Once you have reached, settle in and retire for the day. 

 

 

Day 12: Namche Bazaar to Lukla

 

Trek: 13km (7-8 hours)

Altitude: 9,186ft.

  • It’s time to reach Lukla. Wake up fresh to a beautiful morning and have your breakfast.
  • Start your trek comfortably. Though not much tough, but the trail will be moderately difficult. The total distance of 13 km will take 7 hours to complete on average.
  • Once you have reached Lukla, check in to your tea house and settle in. Savor your dinner and sleep a good night. 

 

Day 13: Lukla to Kathmandu

Flight: 35mins

  • Today we will proceed to the Airport and catch our flight to Kathmandu and enjoy the valley views throughout the 35 minutes of flying time. This is a complete leisure day and overnight stay at Hostel.



    Day 14: Departure

    • Please check out by 11 am to catch your flight.

     

    Air: Take a flight to Kathmandu airport and meet our representative, who will guide you to the allocated acommodation.

    Road: Take a morning flight to Gorakhpur and from there take a bus to Kathmandu.

    Rail: Take a train to Gorakhpur railway station and from there take a shared cab or bus to Kathmandu.

    1. Shirts / T-shirts –5/6, Trekking Pants -4-5

    2. Windproof jacket of decent quality (no flimsy wind cheaters please!) preferably with a hood

    3. Warm and thick Fleece / Full-sleeve Woollensweater

    4. Thermal inner wear (upper & lower), Scarf/muffler

    5. Woollen cap, Woollen gloves, Woollen socks & regular socks (5-6 pairs)

    6. Comfortable Trekking (Waterproof shoes with a thick sole are recommended)

    7. Lightweight floaters/sandals/slippers

    8. Raincoat / Poncho, Small quick dry towel

    9. Water bottle (sturdy ones)

    10. Cap / Hat to keep the strong sun away from your face

    11. Sun glasses (polarized/UV Protected), Walking stick / Trekking pole

    12. Sunscreen Lotion, Lip Balm, Torch / Flashlight (with extra batteries)

    13. Medicines, if requiring any specific medication

    14. Personal toiletries

    15. Day pack/small bag in case if you are planing to offload your regular backpack

    16. Hand Sanitizer

    17. Extra face masks

    18. Valid government ID proof ( Passport)

    Inclusions:

    1. All Stays during the trek

    (i) Stay in Guest House / Hotel at Kathmandu on Day 1 & 13 on a sharing basis,

    (ii) Stay in Tea House during the trek from day 2 - 12 on a sharing basis.

    2. Airport Pick up and Drop at the Kathmandu International Terminal

    3. Domestic return flights (Kathmandu-Lukla-Kathmandu).

    4. All necessary paperwork and trekking permits.

    5. Experienced and certified trek guide.

    6. Porter Service (2 trekkers : 1 porter).

    7. Staff costs include their salary, insurance, equipment, domestic airfare, food, and accommodation

    8. All Nepal government and local taxes.

    9. Medical Kit (carried by your trek leader)

    Please Note: For a single trekker we provide a porter cum guide.


     

    Exclusions:

    1. The above trek charges do not include the GST charges (5%).

    2. Food and drinking water throughout the trip

    3. Soft-drinks / Beverages / Alcohols / Snacks / Chocolates Etc.

    4. Additional accommodation and food expenses if trek gets delayed due to weather, flight cancellation, health, or any other reason.

    5. Personal expenses (phone calls, laundry, bar bills, battery recharge, extra porters, bottle or boiled water, shower, etc.).

    6. Health Insurance, Personal Insurance, and other travel insurance.

    7. Expenses for evacuation and rescue operations due to natural calamity, mishaps, injury, or any health problem.

    8. Nepalese visa fee.

    9.. Flight charges to reach and depart from Kathmandu

    10. In case if your trek remains incomplete or uninitiated because of ""force majeure"", medical emergency, or by personal choice after you arrive at the starting point, you will not be able to get a refund, reschedule or replace any services that remain unutilized by you.

    11. Any additional cost incurred due to changes in Government Guidelines related to travel/trek/COVID-19 will be borne by the Guest.

    12. Anything which is not included in Inclusion.

    1. If cancellations are made within 2 - 9 days before the date of departure, 100% of total amount will be charged as cancellation fee.

    2. If cancellations are made between 10-17 days before the date of departure, 75% of total amount will be charged as cancellation fee.

    3.  If cancellations are made between 18-24 days before the date of departure, 50% of total amount will be charged as cancellation fee.

    4.  If cancellations are made between 25 days or more before the date of departure, 40% of total amount will be charged as cancellation fee.

    5. Rescheduling of the tour/trek is applicable only once, after that if you want to cancel your tour/trek or reschedule it again, it is not possible and you do not get any refund.

    6. If you book the trek by paying 25% of the booking amount and fail to make the 100% payment before 30 days from date of travel. In this case, your booking will get cancelled automatically and can only be reconfirmed once you make the full payment, depending on the availability of slots.

    7. In case if your trek remains incomplete or uninitiated because of ""force majeure"", medical emergency, any kind of government or union restrictions or by personal choice within 2 days from date of departure, you will not be able to get refund, reschedule or replace any services that remain underutilized by you.

    8. Cancellations are strictly subjected to cancellation policies mentioned on the website & are irrespective of the date of booking.

    9. The applicable refund amount will be processed within 10 business days.

    10. Moustache Escapes holds the rights of modify the cancellation policy at any time depending on the situation.

    Q1: What is Everest base camp trekking like?

    Answer: Everest Base Camp Trek is a grand journey that takes trekkers from the low-lying hills of Nepal to the foothills of the world’s tallest mountain Mt. Everest. From the rich culture of Sherpas and  to the silhouette of the mighty Everest , the base camp trek of Everest is a journey that you should not miss out on.

     

    Q2: What is Everest base camp altitude?

    Answer: Everest base camp lies at an altitude of 5380m/17600ft above sea level.

     

    Q3: What is Everest base camp trek cost?

    Answer: The cost of Everest Base Camp can be from INR 35,000 to INR 40,000 . According to the inclusions, the price will change. Our EBC trek package includes the pickup and drop from Kathmandu airport, domestic flight from Kathmandu to Lukla, accommodation at different tea houses/ mountain lodges, a porter carrying backpacks of up to 10 Kg per person, a trek guide, trek leader, first aid kit, and government permissions and taxes.

     

    Q4: What is Everest base camp temperature?

    Answer: The temperature at the Everest Base Camp is generally 25 degree Celsius to -20 degree Celsius. During the day, the temperature can be as high as 25 degrees Celsius and at night, it can drop down to -20 to -30 degrees Celsius.

     

    Q5: What is Everest base camp trek distance?

    Answer: On an average, it takes 12-14 days to do the entire Mount Everest base camp trekking. The trip starts from Lukla, where you land from Kathmandu on a 35-minute flight. From Lukla, you will trek through the Kumbhu region and then to the Everest Base Camp. This whole trip takes around 09 days of hiking and descending down back to Lukla takes around 04 days.

     

    Q6: What is the Best time to trek Everest base camp?

    Answer: The best time to trek to the Everest Base Camp is from March to Mid June and September to Mid December. The temperature is moderate in these times and guarantees amazing views through the trip.  EBC trek can be undertaken during winter, the cold temperature might not be suitable for everyone.

     

    Q7: What sort of hotels do we stay at during the trek? 

    Answer: On our trek, you get to enjoy staying at  wooden teahouses. In Kathmandu, you will be staying at standard hotels. The rooms are comfortable with basic amenities. Blankets and fresh sheets will be provided.

     

    Q8: What showers and laundry facilities will be available on the trek?

    Answer: The most common type is a bucket shower, a usual bucket with a tap filled with hot water and placed in a shower room. The attached bathrooms and toilets are not available unless you book for a luxury lodge during the EBC trek. It is highly recommended to carry your own toilet paper and other required toiletries.

     

    Q9: What food will be available?

    Answer: You can choose the food from the menu and it depends on the place. Generally, food is not included in the package as the food is very expensive and getting food included in the package costs higher for the whole package.

     

    Q10: Do I need to have travel insurance? How likely is altitude sickness?

    Answer: It is recommended to buy travel insurance and make sure it covers emergency evacuation at high altitude. Altitude sickness can attack anyone no matter if your fitness level is good, the solution is to take time and walk slowly.

     

    Q11: Do you have a recommended list of clothing we should bring?

    Answer: We have the whole section with a summarized list of ‘Things to Carry’ section on the Everest base camp trek page on our website, where you can get the full list of clothing to be carried.


    Q12: How much weight to carry on the trek?

    Answer: It is advisable to carry a 60L backpack and 1 small bag, as carrying heavy luggage is not considered good for the trek. Apart from this, porters will be there to carry the luggage and will carry upto 10 kgs of the weight per person.

     

    Q13: Will I need an oxygen cylinder on Everest base camp trek?

    Answer: Generally, oxygen cylinders are not required for Everest Base Camp trek as our trek itinerary is designed in such a way that it provides enough acclimatization. In case of severe altitude sickness, we will come back to a lower altitude immediately.

     

    Q14: What altitude medication will be available on the expedition? Do we need to take tablets before/during the trek?

    Answer: All the guides on the trek are trained medical professionals and have the first-aid kits along with necessary medications with them. So, immediate medical facilities are provided to anyone who falls sick on the trek.

     

    Q15: What kind of physical condition should I be in for a trek?

    Answer: Everest base camp trek is a trek that requires you to be in good shape to do this trek. You need to have good core strength and good metabolism to walk on this trek because unless you are not fit, you will not be able to enjoy the experience of the trek completely.

     

    Q16: Is there electricity and wi-fi access on the Everest region?

    Answer: Electricity will be available during your trek to Everest base camp to recharge your electrical equipment and as for internet connectivity, you can get at different shops during the trek. For charging your phone, laptop or camera and using the internet will be chargeable during the trek.

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