• Everest Base Camp Trekking 16Days
  • Everest Base Camp Trekking 16Days
  • Everest Base Camp Trekking 16Days
  • Everest Base Camp Trekking 16Days

Everest Base camp Trekking Tour

Everest Base Camp Trek is one of the most common things in the bucket list of people around the world, but it is not that hard as many imagine. The legendary Everest Base Camp trek has the best views in the world – but that is not all. The trek is also about learning of the unique Sherpa culture in the hidden mountain valleys, witnessing Lama and monks praying in monasteries in pin-drop silence, and balancing on suspension bridges that cross the same river five times on a single day’s trek – each time a bit higher. Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay Sherpa were the first people to climb Mount Everest on May 28, 1953 and from the 70’s the trekking route ( Everest Base Camp Trek ) was established.

Seasons from March to May and from September to December are recommended as best, but Everest Base Camp trekking can be done throughout the year. Hidden valley to Khunde & Khumjung villages, Manni walls and Stupas, and especially Mt. Amadablam along the trail will be some of the many intresting subjects to talk about with your guide.

Major mountains of EBC trek

You will see 100s’ of mountains during the Everest Base Camp Trek, and Mt. Everest, Mt. Nuptse, Mt. Lotse, Mt. Changaste, Mt. Pumori, Mt. Amadablam, Mt. Kangtega, Mt. KusumKangeru, Mt. Thamsherku, Mt. Kongde, Mt. Chumbu, Mt. Lobuche, Mt. Taboche, and Mt. Cholatse are commonly pointed out and named by your guide.

Culture and Major festival in Everest region

Everest base camp trek
Picture: Monks demonstrating the dance in Mani Rimdu festival

As the trail passes through the legendary sherpa villages, you will be indulging the cultural and the spritual experience. The typical sherpa culture and their lifestyle in the harsh condition in such high altitude can be a life lesson to observe. If you are lucky to be in Tengboche on the October’s full moon, you will also be able to observe the Mani Rimdu festival. The festival continues for three days in Tengboche monastery – the largest monastery of the Khumbu region. During the festival the monks perform Buddhist dance drama.

Flora and fauna

Most of the trail in the Everest base camp trek is located inside the Sagarmatha National Park. The park of

Everest base camp trek
Picture: Rare Red Panda lying on the branch.

the sacred Himalayas listed in the UNESCO natural world heritage site since 1979 is rich in flora and fauna with the rarest biodiversity and 8 peaks over 7000 meters including the top of the world Mt. Everest, deep valleys, glaciers, and the unique sherpa culture. The park covering 124400 hectars area is a shelter for wild Yaks, himalayan thar, Musk deer, Golden sack, gray wolf, himalayan pikka and also has preserved several rare animals such as snow leopard and red panda.

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Everest base camp Trek Information for Visit Nepal Year 2020 – FAQ

Where is Everest base camp?

Everest is in the boarder of Nepal and china. So the base camp of Everest is on the either side of the mountain. It is obvious that Everest has two major base camps because of the political boundary of the world.

However, Everest base camp situated at Nepal is famous as pristine beautiful base camp of the tallest mountain “Everest”. Everest base camp of Nepal is located on the height above 5364 meteres above the sea level

Which one is better – Everest base camp of Nepal or Everest base camp of China?

China has road very near to the base camp of Everest. So chinease Everest base camp is modern whereas Nepali Everest base camp is still a week walk from the last airstrip at lukla. Nepali Everest base camp is still wild, natural and untouched or unspoiled with modernization of 21st century

Precisely, Everest base camp on Nepal side is way nicer than the chinease Everest base camp. Even though, from Nepali EBC you can just see beautiful top of Everest and from Chinease Everest base camp you can see Everest from top to bottom – to some extent. Still v shaped Everest seen from Nepal side is outstanding.

The beauty of Everest is outstanding from workable peaks of Nepal like Kalapatthar peak (5545 meters above the sea level), Gokyo ri peak, Machermo hill top and Pikey peak.

What height is Everest Base Camp?

Height of Everest base camp is 5364meters in SI unit and 17594 foot in FPS unit. You will be sleeping at 5180 meters/16990foot while doing Everest base camp trek. The last village you sleep in Everest base camp trek is Gorakshep village.

How is Nepali EBC different than Tibet EBC?

Motorable road and natural landscape are completely different aspects of trekking to Everest base camp from two countries.

Nepal – Khumbu glacier, Khumbu ice fall, Hillary step and wanderlust white mountain landscape is a jaw dropping attraction of Everest base camp in Nepal.  But still you need walk through the rough trail into the nature.

China– You can take train or dive by jeep to near the base camp of Everest.

How do I get to Everest base camp?

Everest base camp in Nepal has different options of getting access. However it is way easy for chinease Everest base camp – you can drive and walk a little bit. But for Nepali Everest base camp you need to trek or fly by helicopter. There are Everest base camp landing helicopter tour to Everest base camp which can be done in one day.

Among many options to get to everest base camp. Some option of getting to Everest base camp are listed below:

By trekking:

  • Fly to Lukla and trek for 10-15 days to get to everest base camp and back.
  • Drive to Salleri and trek to everest base camp, this will be 15-20 days of trekking.
  • Fly to Phaplu and trek to everest base camp.
  • Drive to Jiri and trek to everest base camp will take 20-28 days of trekking. This option is famous as a historic trekking done by Eudmund hillary and tenjing norgey sherpa.

By Helicopter:

If you take helicopter to fly to the base camp of everest base camp, it will take 3 hours to fly in and fly out of everet base camp. By helicopter, you can get to everest base camp in 1 day, back and forth.

By trekking up helicopter down:

This is a trending option of trekking to everest base camp, mixed up of luxury trip to everest base camp and trekking to the top of the world. You can do trekking up helicopter down in 8 to 10 days of trekking and flying.

How much does it cost to do Everest Base Camp?

In general trekking to Everest base camp is 10 to 15 days trekking activity, and the cost for Everest base camp trek range from US$1000 to US$ 1700 per person. The price includes your guide, entrance fees, airfare, and accommodation. Food during Everest base camp trek might be included in the price above US$1500.

How long does it take to climb Everest base camp?

Precisely, 120km distance of everest base camp trekking trail takes 12 days for a normal round up trekking trip. But some trekkers make it 16 days trekking to everest base camp. 16 Days is with multiple acclimatization and side exploration. Trekking towards everest base camp is 8 days in general; whereas, just in 4 days you can trek back down to lukla airport. 8 uphill + 4 downhill trekking to everest base camp trek includes 2 days of acclimatization. Acclimatization is at 3400meters and 4400meters altitude.

How cold is it at Everest Base Camp?

5degree celcius to -20 degree celcius in range of temperature of everest base camp. But the temperature of Everest base camp is different in different seasons. Winter temperature of everest base camp can go down to -20 degree Celsius; whereas summer temperature of Everest is around 5 degree Celsius. Everest base camp is literally in the middle of the mountain range; so the temperature during the night drops down more than half to the sunny day temperature. Saying that; in Everest base camp, days (sunny) are warmer and nights and morning (before sunrise) are colder.

Has anyone died trekking to Everest Base Camp?

More than 15000 trekkers trek to the base camp of everest, the number of death is minimal. But it does not mean people do not die at all, people die in the trekking because of negligence; this can be guides, porters or clients. In the year 2019 November – a trekker from Germany died at Lobuche village at 5000 meters and a porter died at Gorakshep village.

What is the best time to trek to Everest Base Camp?

Summer or months before monsoon are considered as the best time of trekking to everest base camp. The month of march, April and may in the spring season are considered the best month to trek to everest base camp. Also, the month of september, october and november are considered good season for trekking to Everest base camp. Comparatively, spring is better than autumn; it is because of the temperature. In pre monsoon the temperature of Everest base camp is warmer than in post monsoon and the sky visibility is almost similar. However, luxury trekking to Everest base camp has made this trek possible throughout the year.

Is Everest base camp harder than Kilimanjaro?

Everest base camp has more than 90 percent success rate. The proper trail of Everest base camp trekking trail has made itself easier than Mt kilimanjaro. The scenery and ups and downs of Everest base camp trek is very frequent and hence helps to acclimatize more. So comparatively Everest base camp trek is considered easier than climbing kilimanjaro. While trekking with people who have done Mount Kilimanjaro, they say everest base camp is easier because of its frequent uphill and downhill landscape. They also believe, the scenery of Everest base camp trekking has made this trek easy to forget the pain during the trek.

Do you need a permit to go to Everest Base Camp?

Yes, you need trekking permit for trekking to Everest base camp. You can get the permit for Everest base camp trekking trail either at Nepal tourism board (NTB) at kathmandu (nearby thamel) or you can buy it on the way. There is a national park permit counter at Monjo village. A permit counter at Lukla gives you a trekking permit to Everest base camp on arrival, this is a different permit. There are major 2 tickets or permit you need to buy during your Everest base camp trek. One you get at lukla is local permit and another you get at Monjo is national park permit. You must have both of these permits to trek in route of everest base camp. There are multiple check points for the permit to Everest base camp trek.

Do you need to train for Everest Base Camp?

It is better to prepare for trekking to everest base camp. As multiday hiking is not easy by character, train yourself to be able to walk in lower oxygen level & in hilly trails. I recommend you to walk in the stairs with mask on. Mask helps you to walk in low oxygen atmosphere whereas stairs walk will help your legs to walk in the uphill and downhill of Everest base camp trekking trail.

Can you see Everest from base camp?

Yes, you can see everest from the Everest base camp. There are many online articles claiming that you cannot see Everest from the base camp of Everest, which is completely wrong. You do not see the top of everest but the northen part of everest can be seen from the everest base camp. Hillary step and the everest ridge near to Mt Lotse can be seen from everets base camp. From half way on the trekking trail from Gorakshep village (the last village in everest base camp trail) to Everest base camp you can see a perfect v shaped view of everest.

Is trekking to Everest Base Camp dangerous?

Trekking to Everest base camp is not dangerous at all. The wide trail to Everest base camp is properly marked and signed with informative hording boards. Unless you get bad weather (like foggy day or snow storm) trekking by yourself to Everest base camp is doable. Trekking solo to the base camp of tallest mountain should be fine without guide and with wider research.

Is Everest base camp closed?

No, everest base camp of Nepali side do not close at all. Chinease base camp close Everest base camp sometimes for different reasons but Nepali Everest base camp never closes and most of the local guest houses in the trial of Everest base camp are open all around the year.

How cold is Everest Base Camp in October?

October is considered as one of the best season to trek to Everest base camp, so the temperature is in between 5 degree Celsius in the night/morning and 14-20 degree Celsius in the sunny day. Temperature of everest base camp trekking trail decreases on reaching above 4000meters.

How cold is Everest Base Camp in December?

December to February is considered as winter in Nepal, so temperature of Everest base camp in December goes down to -20 degree Celsius. Even during the day, winter temperature of Everest base camp do not rise more than 10degree Celsius.

Is it hard to climb to Everest base camp?

Everest base camp trek is not hard as you imagine. If you do proper training prior to Everest base camp trek then it is easy trekking to high altitude. Everest base camp is at 5364 meters above the sea level. Hence hard part of Everest base camp trek is associated with altitude. If your body reacts better with altitude you will be fine trekking to Everest base camp.

How far is it from base camp to the summit of Everest?

From the summit of Everest its base camp is less than 8km in aerial distance. However, khumbu ice fall is falling right at the bottom of the everest base camp, so you can say Everest base camp is super close to the summit of Everest.

Can you hike to Everest base camp alone?

Trekking to Everest base camp on your own is not recommended as trekking in high altitude is risky with your health. It is better to go with someone who can take care of you and can lead you in the trail during any snow storm of cloudy day. If you want to do solo trek to Everest base camp, carry all the necessary gears for communication to keep yourself in touch with someone in emergency. For the permit you can buy them on the way.

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by Nora Roger on Nepalgram - Trekking Agency in Nepal
My husband and I had the most fantastic time trekking to Everest

From our enquiries to booking was quick and Arun answered our emails. On arriving in Kathmandu we were whisked through the crazy traffic to our hotel Tibet family home and Arun mailed us with good advice on where to eat if we wanted to go out. The following day we had kathmandu sightseeing tour of UNESCO world heritage sites, which was wonderful time with Arun himself. Arun was trekking guide himself, which was awesome to know, we flew to Luckla and trekked to Phakding the following day. From then on Arun looked after us about our health, food, made sure that we were drinking enough water; he knew everything about the area, knew the names and heights of every mountain we could ask! Ram our porter did a great job carrying our bag and was an all round really nice guy. We could not have asked for excellent service on the mountain and by the end of the trip we were familier each other as friends. My memorable part was climbing Gokyo Ri starting in the early mmorning, the view from the top was unreal. My husband and I had the most fantastic time trekking to Everest.
General ideas i would give are climb kalapathar in the afternoon for sunset, it is awesome than that freezing cold of the morning sunrise, in your health especially your drinking water makes a lot of difference so make sure you are drinking purified water, we found the trip quite easy because we were lucky to be healthy throughout the entire trip. The reason to chose Nepalgram was, they were a local company with good environmental policys and we feel we made a great choice. You will not regret trekking Everest with Nepalgram, they are the best.

by Lauren Hiller on Nepalgram - Trekking Agency in Nepal
Everest base camp

A friend and myself did Everest base camp trek last year and arun was our guide. Arun was so amazing. His English is fantastic, his knowledge of the area is out of this world. He made our trek so much more enjoyable! I couldn’t recommend him enough

by Jasmin on Nepalgram - Trekking Agency in Nepal
Everest base camp in Monsoon

I signed up for Everest Base Camp trekking with two other people in the group. Trekking was scenic and the weather was fair enough. I had a very lovely time with our guide Arun, who not only guided on the trek but also showed me small details in the countryside (flora and fauna) that I wouldn’t normally have noticed. Trail was nice with all those flowers.
Our guide and porter Saila, took care about food to accommodation; we were asked to start trek early in the morning to catch the view of mountains before clouds comes in, incredible idea of Arun.
I booked the the trek in July/August 2018 which is monsoon in Nepal, meant that the views were more cloudy but we had the mountains and paths to ourselves! The briefing and meeting with Arun in Kathmandu before we started was helpful and the kits provided were very useful. I always felt safe with our guide and everything felt well organized.
All in all, I would highly recommend the Nepalgram for Himalayan trekking and sightseeing tour.

by Emillie on Nepalgram - Trekking Agency in Nepal
Amazing Trek with an Amazing Guide

I went to Everest Base Camp with Arun as my guide and it was one of the best trips of my life. Arun is extremely knowledgeable about the region and culture and besides seeing the beautiful landscape, I really learned a lot. All lodging was taken care of and anything that was needed was handled immediately by our guides. I was constantly being asked how I felt, if I needed anything, and sometimes just got words of encouragement when I needed it (mostly towards the end when I was cold and tired!). I highly recommend Nepalgram! P.S. I was a solo traveler and even though I did make friends, I would have never felt left out thanks to my guide.