Everest Base Camp Trek with Guide - 13 Days

Know before you go
  • Duration 13 Days
  • Difficulty Level Moderate
  • Trip Start and End Kathmandu - Kathmandu
  • Best Season March to May and Mid-Sep to Mid-Dec
  • Trip Area Everest Region
  • Maximum Altitude 5545m.|18192ft.


  • Scintillating Views of the Himalayas for the entire trek 
  • Flight to the most adventurous airport in Lukla 
  • Cultural Museum at Namche Bazar 
  • World Heritage Sight- Sagarmatha National Park 
  • Extravagant view of Everest from Kala Patthar 
  • Himalayan Beauty Blend with Buddhist Culture 

What can you expect from the Everest Base Camp trek?

Lukla - Most Thrilling Airport in the World

Lukla’s Tenzing Hillary airport is situated at 2800 meters from sea level and is considered the most adventurous airport in the world. You will be having an approach to Lukla in STOL aircraft from Kathmandu which is a surreal experience in itself. This will be a lifetime experience even before starting your trek to the Everest Region.

Sagarmatha National Park Museum

After touching down in Lukla, you will have a short visit to Sagarmatha National Museum. The museum offers eye-catching insight into the rich biodiversity, culture, tradition, and rich mountaineering history of Nepal under a single roof. It honors the legacy and greatness of the mountaineers who conquered Everest when it was not as easy as today. 

Tengboche Monastery (Thyangboche Monastery or Dawa Choling Gompa)

Nestled under the roof of the Himalayas at the captivating height of 3880 meters from sea level, Tengboche Monastery is a live example of Buddhist culture, tradition, and cultural enrichment. This holy site offers some heart-wrenching views of Everest and surrounding peaks. The holy place is sacred for the local pilgrims. It serves as a spiritual retreat with holy chants, chariots, and flags under the most beautiful scenery of the Himalayas. 

Nangkar Tsang / Dingboche Viewpoint

At a vantage altitude of 4550 meters from the sea level, Dingboche viewpoint offers the scenery like nowhere else. Mouth-watering views of towering peaks like Ama Dablam, Lhotse, and Everest, offer the views of surrounding peaks as well. The viewpoint has constantly served as the major attraction in the Everest Region for a long time. The magnificent natural landscape setting makes the trekkers forget the tiredness of their journey. 

Everest Base Camp

Everest Base Camp, the pinnacle of trekking is the optimum dream of any trekking enthusiast. The lifetime experience destination is a result of courage, determination, and sheer positive mentality. The base camp is right behind the highest peak in the world, Mount Everest. 

Kalapathar - Closeup View of Everest

Situated at an altitude of 5645 meters from the sea level. Kala Patthar is the highest viewpoint of the Everest region. The viewpoint provides the best view of Mt. Everest and the neighboring peaks of Lhotse and Nupste. This iconic viewpoint provides unparalleled views of the mountains that are only can be appreciated from the bottom of the heart. The destination is challenging yet rewarding and the views seen from the place can never be seen from elsewhere.


Day to Day Details

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  • 2840m.|9316ft.

  • 3440m.|11284ft.

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  • 3860m.|12661ft.

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  • 5364m.|17594ft.

  • 5545m.|18192ft.

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  • 2840m.|9316ft.

  • 1400m.|4593ft.

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Useful Info

Everest Base Camp Trek Permit Cost 

The Everest Base Camp trek required two different permits to enter:

  • Khumbu Pasang Lhamu Village municipality permit which costs Rs 2000 per person 
  • Sagarmatha National Park permit Costs Rs 3000 per person.

How hard is the EBC trek? - Terrain, elevation, and altitude

The Everest Base Camp trek is one of the highest and hardest treks in the world. It is also known as the pinnacle of trekking. The trek’s altitude varies from 2840 to 5545 meters from the sea level for its 13-day journey. It includes rugged ways, passes, and steep hills to cover. You must be physically and mentally fit and prepared to successfully trek to the Everest region. Due to the elevation from 2840 to 5545 meters, you need to acclimate yourself to adapt to the thin oxygen levels in the higher regions. You need to be very cautious about your health and physical fitness while doing the trek to Everest. 

Here is a summary of the altitudes you will be gaining during the Everest Base Camp trek. 

  • Lukla: 2840 meters 
  • Namche Bazar: 3440 meters 
  • Tengboche: 3860 meters 
  • Everest Base Camp: 5364 meters
  • Kala Patthar: 5545 meters

Preparation for Everest Base Camp Trek

As Everest Base Camp trek is one of the greatest and toughest trekking routes in the world. You need to prepare heavily to complete this trek successfully. During the preparations, you need to work on your cardiovascular activities, take a lot of vitamins and proteins, and walk a hike or short trek as an adaptation to the similar conditions of the Everest Region. Above all, you need to be mentally prepared for the most epic and toughest trekking of your life. 

Cost for Everest Base Camp Trek Guide

The guide from Lukla will be available for the rest of the trek to the Everest Base Camp. Daily wages of the guide vary from $20 to $30 per day depending on the experience a guide possesses. The cost you pay as the daily wages covers the cost of his/her accommodation and meals for the whole journey. The guide will assist you with everything you go through during the trek of Everest Base Camp.

Altitude Sickness and Remedies in Everest Base Camp Trek

Mild and severe altitude sickness can be seen during the trek to Everest Base Camp. For the people of coastal areas, altitude sickness in such highlands can be very risky. That's why travelers should be well prepared for all the risks and rewards of the Everest Base Camp trek. 

The mild symptoms show earlier when you start to ascend. The symptoms like headache, dizziness, fatigue, loss of appetite, etc. These symptoms can be easily prevented if you ascend gradually, take a lot of nutrients, and drink enough water to keep you going. You can take a day's rest to acclimate yourself to the conditions of the Everest region. 

Severe symptoms like intense headache, vomiting, lack of sleep, congestion, and tight chest cannot be easily prevented which can lead to having to evacuate in an emergency. That's why it is always beneficial to train and take enough nutrients from a few days before the trek starts.

Food and Water on Everest Base Camp Trek

There are a lot of restaurants and many food options during the trek to Lukla and Namche Bazar offering you quality food and beverage services. However, in the higher altitudes, you will not get many options. You will get local food options which are products made from rice, potatoes, barley, and millet. 

You will get hot and cold drinking water and hot and cold bathing shower according to your needs. Hot water and shower might get you charged a few but cold water will be free of cost anywhere. 

Travel Insurance for Everest Base Camp Trek

Travel Insurance can be very beneficial for volatile treks like Everest Base Camp in case you get any kind of injury or fall sick. The hospital bills will be very hefty and can take all of your life savings in the process. Thus, Nepal Nirvana Trails, strongly recommends that invaluable customers mandatorily buy travel insurance if they are planning an Everest Base Camp trek. 

Packing List for Everest Base Camp Trek

The 13-day trek to the Everest Base Camp requires packing the things listed below:

  • Down Jackets (can be rented)
  • Shorts 
  • Cotton Trousers 
  • Joggers 
  • Down feather Jackets(suitable for all seasons: can be rented)
  • Cotton Blacava or Woolen Balaclava (suitable for all seasons)
  • Water Proof Jackets and Trousers or Water Proof Track Suit (Suitable for Monsoon)
  • Woolen Facemask
  • Woolen Cap can cover the head and ears(suitable for all seasons)
  • Sun Hats
  • Sun Glasses and Quality Sunscreens (to get protected from UV rays)
  • Altitude Cream
  • Lip Balms 
  • Sun hats and Scarfs 
  • Water Bottle (bigger is better)
  • Head Torches or Hand Torches (Durable battery or charged)
  • Woollen anti-cold thick jackets and Trousers 
  • Innerwear and Underwear 
  • Trekking Sticks (can be rented)
  • Camera Gears (for photography)
  • Mobile Phones (communication)

You can choose the necessary things and leave those which you might not find necessary. We want you to be safe and gain an unforgettable experience during the trek.

Everest Base Camp Trek Booking Procedure

Nepal Nirvana Trails has opened the booking for the slo of Everest Base Camp trek for 2024 and 2025 already. To book your slot you can kindly message us to our contacts or directly message on our social media handles as well. You will get detailed information about each slot and other trekking routes from Nepal Nirvana Trails. 

Additional Tips

Plan extra days at the end

You should plan for more days than scheduled for the Everest Base Camp trek because you would want to spend an extra day in Lukla or Namche as a celebration of the gigantic Everest trail completion. Also, you might be very tired during the trekking so want to take a day's rest as acclimatization in between the routes. 

Stay within the Luggage weight limit

It is better to keep your luggage as light as you can during the trek to Everest Base Camp. During the trek, the luggage will feel heavier and it will be difficult to maintain your walking constantly. Also, the travelers are requested to carry all the necessary things but within the limit of weight. 

Prepare for flight delays

There are a lot of flight delays in Lukla-Kathmandu sectors due to heavy traffic and weather issues. So, you must be patient enough to keep yourself waiting for your flight. An average of two-hour delay is expected in the sector and sometimes the flight might be rescheduled or even canceled.

Expect a flight diversion to Ramechhap

Due to bad weather conditions, the flights to Lukla get diverted to Ramechhap and you have to take another flight from Ramechhap to Lukla when the weather clears. We request you to have your expectations high of your flight getting diverted because of bad weather conditions. 

Stay Hydrated

You need to drink at least 3-4 liters of water a day during the trek to Everest Base Camp. If you stay hydrated there will be fewer chances of getting altitude sickness and you can have the best possible experience in the heaven of the Himalayas. 

Don't rely on ATMs

There will be no ATM facility in the upper terrains of the Himalayas. Therefore, you must have cash with you. You will find ATMs till you get to Namche and there you must withdraw some cash and carry it with you. The cash will be handy for buying the extra amenities provided by the local teahouses and hotels. We request you to keep at least 10,000 NRS cash with you to help yourself in need and wants. 

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