Everest Base Camp Trek
The quintessential Himalayan trek, flying into Lukla and trekking to the foot of the iconic Mt. Everest, through a breath-taking alpine landscape. The Everest Base Camp Trek has been on the bucket list of adventure seekers for years; It climbs through Sherpa villages and glacial valleys into unparalleled big-mountain scenery.
Trek to Everest Base Camp, soaking in an epic close-up view of a range of Himalayan peaks.
Ascend Kala Pathar to gain the best view of Everest, in all the Khumbu.
Take a day hike to Ama Dablam Base Camp, getting up close, to one of the most beautiful mountains in the region.
Visit traditional Sherpa villages like Khunde, Khumjung and Phortse along the way. Stay at and explore the fascinating Sherpa capital of Namche Bazaar.
Journey to ageless Buddhist monasteries — the spectacular Tengboche monastery is a cultural highlight of the trek.
Our trek takes you off the beaten path often, avoiding the crowds, and taking in untouched corners of the Khumbu.
Destination - Nepal
Trek Style – Lodge based Trekking
Duration – 18D/17N
(14N Trekking | 3N Kathmandu)
Group Size – 2 to 10 people
Trek Difficulty - ★★★★☆☆ (Demanding) ⓘ
Price – US$ 2,750 / € 2,400 ⓘ
Single Supplement – US$ 300 / € 265 ⓘ
Best Season – mid - March to May &
mid - September to December
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Price per person: US$ 2,750* / € 2,400*
Single Supplement: US$ 300 / € 265
*SAARC nationals are offered a discount of US$ 100 / € 90 due to reduced administrative costs
Leadership by our Founder and lead guide Ananth Reddy
Accommodation on a twin sharing basis
Domestic flights between Lukla and Kathmandu with a baggage allowance of 15kg
All transfers between the airport (domestic & int'l) and hotel
Porters carrying a maximum of 10kg per client
All trekking arrangements including permits and fees. A guide:client ratio of 1:3
Purified drinking water on the trek
Price does not include
International airfare, airport taxes or excess baggage charges
Personal equipment and clothing
Dinners and lunches in Kathmandu (Days 1, 2 & 17)
Personal expenses such as medical immunizations, phone calls, internet, laundry, souvenirs etc.
For detailed information on pricing, the single supplement & inclusions and exclusions, download our trip dossier.
Single Supplement: US$ 300 / € 265
This is a mandatory charge if you are travelling solo and desire private accommodation, or if we are unable to match you with another single traveller to share accommodation with.
For 2 nights at the lodges in Lobuche and Gorakshep, everyone will have to share a room with another person in the group, even if they have voluntarily decided to pay the single supplement to have their own room. This is due to the lack of availability of rooms at these locations near Everest Base Camp. Even if you are willing to pay the extra amount, the lodges do not allow single occupancy.
Allow approximately US$ 200 / € 175 for extras such as alcoholic/aerated drinks, snacks, laundry, massages, internet and battery charging on the trek and for meals while not on trek plus tips for our local staff.
+ Everest Base Camp & Gokyo Lakes and the Renjo La Combo
Combine this trek with the Gokyo Lakes trek by adding a challenging crossing of the Cho La. This adds 3 days to the itinerary, making it a 21-day trip. Please contact us for more details.
+ Heli ride down to Kathmandu after visiting Everest Base Camp
Take a wild chopper ride through the Himalayas and skip the walk back down. Cuts short the duration of the trip by 4 days.
+ Heli ride to and lunch at Kongde
A spectacular option for your last day in the mountains. The short heli ride up to Kongde, from Namche, takes you to one of best view points in all of the Khumbu. After lunch, the helicopter brings you down valley to Lukla to allow you to catch your flight to Kathmandu the next morning. Taking this option negates having to walk down to Lukla.
+ Khumbu Heli Sightseeing Tour
Take in the rest of the Khumbu on a once in a lifetime helicopter tour of the Everest region’s breathtaking peaks, glaciers and Himalayan passes! Fly over the Khumbu Glacier and the sublime Everest ice fall for a bird’s eye view. Next, your flight path takes you over Dzongla Lake and the glaciated Cho La into the incredibly beautiful Gokyo valley. Fly low over the turquoise Gokyo Lake, with another touchdown, to splash some sacred lake water on yourself before crossing the Renjo La to the Thame valley - the old trade route to Tibet.
Note: Please contact us for details and pricing for all add-ons.
Late September to November offers the best weather in the Khumbu, but is also the most crowded time to be trekking. Blue skies, sunny days and chilly night-time temperatures are the norm. The mercury starts to dip towards the end of Autumn (mid-November) and the crowds thin out before the lodges and teahouses close for the winter.
March to May brings dry & warm weather after the Himalayan winter and the benefits of trekking in this season are multi-fold: fewer crowds and gorgeous rhododendron blooms. There is pollen in the air though, which make for less clear views than in autumn.
The months of December to February offer uncluttered trails, crystal-clear air, sunny days and often empty lodges and teahouses. This is a lesser-known but brilliant season to hike in. Temperatures drop well below freezing at night, but there is very rarely snow underfoot. Solitude and the Himalayas blanketed by fresh winter snowfall are the reward.