Everest Base Camp Trek Complete Guide

Mission Himalaya Sep 20, 2021

You are in search of the Everest Base Camp Trek Guide then you know Everest. Everest is the world's highest mountain peak. Trekking in Everest means walking in the foothill of Mount Everest commonly known as Everest Base Camp Trek. Everest Base Camp trek lets you enjoy the views of the dangerous airport of Lukla, suspension bridges, Buddhist culture, sunrise from Kala Patthar, and many more.

By counseling with the proprietor of Mission Himalaya Treks, I went to the Everest Base Camp Trek. At first, I arranged a traveler visa for Nepal. At that point subsequent to arriving in Kathmandu, Nepal, I reached Mr.Duwadi (CEO of Mission Himalaya Treks). He by and by welcomed and invited me.

That day we went to Mr.Duwadi's homestead house and spent a night. He masterminded me a few gatherings and this influence our trek to value a bit low. At that point, we went to Everest Base Camp.

I have disclosed how I went to Everest Base Camp from Kathmandu here. 26 letters of the English Alphabet couldn't depict my inclination of how I felt while being at the highest point of Everest.

Overview of Everest base camp trek:

The total distance of trekking: 120 kilometer

No of days required for EBC Trek: 12 days total(10 days trek and 2 days acclimatization)

Highest Destination of Ebc Trekking: 5545m(Kalapatthar viewpoint)

Most Famous Destination: Everest Base Camp(5365m) The highest mountain Sagarmatha(8848) base camp.

Difficulty: Difficulty for beginners hikers- In comparison Modate difficult trek in Nepal

Permits required: Sagarmatha National Park permits (Nepali local currency 3000 or approximately US$30)

Khumbu Pasang Lhamu Gaupalika permits (Nepali local currency 2000 or approximately US$20)

Note: At this moment no need for TIMS(trekkers Information Management systems permits)

Cost per day: For Everest Base Camp Terk: US$1510 Approximately for the organized trek from the Trekking agency of Nepal with a guide, porter, two-way domestic flight, accommodation in the city, and Trekking, transportation, permits, all Meals in trek and breakfast in the city.

Accommodation: Tea house or lodges in Trek and Luxury hotel to budget in Kathmandu. (Note; Some Luxury accommodation can be provided if you choose Everest Base Camp Luxury Lodge Trek)

Why is Kathmandu to Everest Base Camp Trek so famous?

Experience the world's most dangerous Lukla airport

Get amazing perspectives of Mt. Everest and the abutting mountains, for example, Ama Dablam 

Voyage through the countries of the ethnic Sherpa individuals 

Go through clamoring market town of Namche Bazaar 

Appreciate a bunch of houses set among the high, summer touching fields of the district 

Trek through the epic scenes of the Himalayas 

Wonder about the remarkable ice models of the Khumbu Glacier

Guide to Everest Base Camp Trek from Kathmandu

You can go to Everest Base Trekking from Kathmandu. For this, you should arrange tickets and visas from your country. Then fly to Tribhuwan Airport, Kathmandu, Nepal. From there, your journey to the Everest Base camp from Kathmandu will begin. Here is the detailed guide to the Everest base camp trek from Kathmandu. I booked 14 days at Everest Base Camp Trek. The short itinerary of Everest Base Camp Trek goes this way.  This could be your guide to the Everest base camp trek.

Everest Base Camp Itinerary :

Day 1: Arrival at Kathmandu & go to the inn (1300m/4264ft) {15minutes driving}

What not to forget?

  • Be prepared for the trek.
  • Ask guide for the preparation trips.
  • Don't plan to make it on your own.

Everest Base Camp Trek Day 2: Fly to Lukla (2800m/9186ft) Trek from Lukla to Phakding(2652m/8700ft) { 15 minutes drive,35 minutes flight and 3-4 hours trek}{9km/5.59 miles}

What not to forget?

Don't forget to see the dangerous Lukla Airport.

traditional Sherpa peoples.

old Rimishung Monastery.

EBC Trekking Day 3: Trek from Phakding to Namche Bazaar (3440m/11283ft) {5-6 hours}{ 12 km/7.46 miles}

What not to forget?

Visit Namche Market.

Traditional food Tsampa.

Vist Dudh Koshi and Bhote Koshi rivers and suspension bridges.

Everest Trek Day 4: Acclimatization day in Namche Bazaar, climb to Everest View Inn (3880m/12730ft) {3 to 4 hours}

What not to forget?

Hike up to Sagarmatha National Park.

Namche Monastery.

Sherpa Culture Museum.

Everest Base Camp Trekking Itinerary Day 5: Trek from Namche to Tengboche (3867m/12684ft) {5-6 hours}[10km/6.21miles]

What not to forget?

Visit Biggest Tengboche Monastery.

Walk in the village, see cultures and traditions.

Extra-heartening panoramic views from Tengboche.

Everest Base Camp Route Day 6: Trek from Tengboche to Dingboche (4410m/14461ft) {5-6 hours}[12km/7.46 miles]

What not to forget?

Tell your guide to go through Pangboche Monastery.

Enjoy rhododendron and birch forest.

See hidden valleys of the Himalayas.

EBC trekking Itinerary Day 7: Acclimatization day in Dingboche, climb to Nangkartshang Peak (5083m/16676ft) {5 to 6 hours}

What not to forget

See the six tallest mountain peaks of the world ( Everest, Lhotse, Makalu, Cho-Oyu, Nuptse, Ama Dablam, Thamserku).

Visit and enjoy Imja valley, Amphu Lapcha.

Makalu Barun National park.

Everest BC Itinerary Day 8: Trek from Dingboche to Lobuche (4928m/16164ft) {5-6 hours}[12km/7.46miles]

What not to forget?

See Khumbu Glacier and mountain views.

Rare dwarf rhododendron (mountain rhododendron).

Buddhist Chortens and Sherpa Culture.

Everest Base Camp Trekking Day 9: Trek from Lobuche to Gorakshep (5160m/16929ft) and climb to Everest Base Camp (5365m/17602ft) {7-8 hours}[15km/9.32miles]

What not to forget?

Tea Break and Rest.

Sunset from Gorakshep.

On the Everest Day 10: Early climb to Kalapatthar(5550m/18204ft) and trek back to Pheriche(4200m/13780ft) {7-8 hours}[13km/8.08 miles]

Pheriche village

Photo: View of Pheriche village 4200m background KangTega and Thamserku mountain

What not to forget?

Enjoy Breathtaking views, I can not explain here.

climb up early.

Note: make 2 batteries of camera full, you will not stop capturing the view

Everest Trek Day 11: Trek from Pheriche to Kyangjuma (3500m/11480ft) {5-6 hours}[11km/6.84 miles]

Pheriche to Namche 

What not to forget?

Himalayan terrain.

Descending path, easy to walk.

EBC on Day 12: Trek from Kyangjuma to Monju (2850m/9348ft) {6-7 hours}[8km/4.97 miles]

What not to forget?

Edmund Hilary School.

Charity Hospital.

Everest Base Camp Itinerary Day 13: Trek from Monjo to Lukla (2800m/9186ft) {4-5 hours}[11km/6.84 miles]

Namche to Lukla

What not to forget?

Trek Completion.

Celebration with singing and dancing.


Everest Base Camp Trek  Day 14: Flight from Lukla to Kathmandu (1300m/4264ft) {35 minutes flight and 15 minutes driving}

Ready for flight Kathmandu

Photo: Waiting for the flight to back to Kathmandu after complete EBC Trek: 

Back to Kathmandu.

Do shopping and extend the holiday.

Explore Nepal or return back.

Everest Base Camp Trek Cost

Total cost per person US$ 1510 Per person (Calculated bases on 2 people)

Cost Included:

Two nights deluxe three-star category hotel accommodation in the Capital city of Nepal Kathmandu included breakfast and free WIFI. 

Kathmandu to Lukla (trekking starting point and Lukla(trekking ending point) to Kathmandu flight with a guide (note; the flight can be scheduled by airlines changes to Ramechap airport due to airport traffic and airlines rules and regulations)

Tribhuvan international airport to Thamel Hotel and Thamel your hotel to Tribhuvan international airport transportation by private vehicle at the time of international flight and domestic flights).

Everest National park or Sagarmatha National park permits and Khumbu Pasang Lhamu Gaupalika local permits for trekking. 

Tea house or lodges accommodation in trekking time according to the above-mentioned itinerary. 

Full board meal(breakfast, lunch, and, Dinner) During the trekking. 

An experienced guide with his salary, food, accommodation,  insurance, and transportation. ( guide have government licensed, First aid trained and well experienced) 

Strong trekking porter who shared between two paying people with his salary food accommodation transportation and insurance during the trekking. 

A down jacket and a 4-seasonal trekking sleeping bag are given at the time of trekking and have to be returned after complete the trekking.

Medical first aid Kit with an oximeter(carried by your guide)

Welcome or farewell dinner according to your international flight time in a typical Nepali local restaurant with your guide with cultural dance and live music shows. 

All government and company service charges

Certificate of your trekking signed by your guide and the company managing director. 

Cost Does not include Everest base camp trekking

 Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu rather than an above-mentioned itinerary. 

International flight ticket(your country to Kathmandu and Kathmandu to your country)

Your travel and medical insurance (please consult your insurance company its  high altitude rescue include in case of emergency or not?)

Nepal visa cost(visa can be taken to the airport at your arrival time )

Extra night accommodation in Kathmandu rather than itinerary due to your own cause like early arrival late departure early return from the mountain due to any reason)

Personal expenses like a Phone call, internet call, hot shower, Battery charge, drinking water, Hot and cold beverage or bar bills, Hot water, Extra porter Laundry)

Tips or gratitude for your guide and porter(tips not mandatory but expected) 

Everest base camp trekking Gear:

When you trek to Everest base camp do not bring too many things. because during the flight you can bring only 15 kgs from Kathmandu to Lukla and Lukla to Kathmandu.

and porter can carry 30 kgs maximum. 2 people normally share 1 porter. Be care of your trekking goods. it must be good quality and light in weight.

Please try to keep warm our body, foot, and hands especially. here are the lists of trekking types of equipment. Waterproof and windproof warm gloves, Fleece or wool pants of trousers, Waterproof Trekking boots with spare laces.

warm hiking socks 2 pairs, for a tea house, wear sports shoes or slipper, Gaiters (it's your choice optional)

Thermal tops, Headlamp, Toiletries, numerous pairs of batteries, Small padlock to lock trekking duffel bag, Fleece jacket, T-shirts, Windproof and Waterproof shell jacket, Thermal gloves, Plastic bags. Socks, Waterproof shell trousers/pants, Underwear, Shorts, Cotton trousers/pants, Thermal bottoms, Daypack (35-40 liters), Sun hat or scarf or Hat or light balaclava, Sunglasses with UV protection, Water bottles(two one for cold water, one for hot water), Sleeping bag (-10 degree), Small wash towel, Basic first aid kit,

Required experienced and physical condition. 

For the Everest base camp trek, you are not necessary to be a runner of the marathon. A normal physical fitness person can be able to this trek. But you need to trek around 7-8 hours in a single day so prepare yourself is much better. How you can be trained?

Before starting the Everest base camp trek running walking cycling or swimming according to your suitable option at least exercise 4 hours per day. when you pre-exercise carry a backpack of at least 5 kgs weight. push up setup and stairs climbs are also helpful. Do not over-exercise to make your body super tired just make yourself strong.

There are 3 different kinds’ permits you needed when you enter Everest Base Camp Trek. Trekkers Information management System (TIMS), Sagarmatha/Everest National park entry permits and the Third one is Khumbu Pasang Lhamu Rural Municipality fees need to pay when you trekking to Everest Base camp.

There are two kinds of a trek to go to Everest Base Camp. One is Independent and another is guided. Everest Base Camp trek planning is difficult because it manages a lot of tasks like permits, accommodations, transportation, and flight guide porters. There is a lot of tasks you need to do during your trek. they are the Everest base camp permit cost.

Everest Area: National Park Trekking routes in the Everest region lies within Sagarmatha National Park. Foreigners are required to obtain a Sagarmatha National Park entry permit as well as a TIMS card to trek in the Everest Region.

Everest base camp trekking permits:

Sagarmatha/Everest National Park entry permit fee for foreigners including 13% VAT, total 3,000 NPR (Approximately US $30

Sagarmatha National Park entry permit fee for SAARC nationalities: 1,500 NPR

Khumbu Pasang Lhamu Rural Municipality of Solukhumbu district has started entrance fee of Rs 2,000 (approximately $19) on every foreigner entering the rural municipality from October 1, 2018

TIMS permit: 2,000 NPR (Approx. US $19)

Where to get the permit for Everest Basecamp Trekking:

Sagarmatha National Park entry permit can be purchased in the Nepal Tourism Board Office on Pradarshani Marg, Kathmandu, or while you will be in trekking Monjo you can buy.

While Khumbu Pasang Lhamu Rural Municipality fee needs to be deposited at the Lukla Check Post near Pasang Lhamu Memorial Gate.

Contact info@missionhimalayatreks.com. if you wish assistance from us for your best services.

Where to get the permit:Kathmandu: Permits and TIMS cards can be purchased in the Nepal Tourism Board Office on Pradarshani Marg, Kathmandu, (If you book with Mission Himalaya Treks And Expeditions we will arrange all of these for you.

Drinking water in Everest base camp trek:

For trekking, Nepal is the most popular country in the world Because of its snow Himalayan range. Every person has the curiosity to know how about drinking water in the trekking period. Tap water in trek is also very well for drinking for Nepali people because it comes from Snow mountains and glaciers.

But for tourists not sure they can direct drink or not because they have no habit. They can purify this water or use pills or chlorine drops and can drink. In some parts of trekking, you can buy mineral water but in some trekking routes, you cannot buy mineral water because of plastic pollution control. In that part, you can find some safe drinking water  Or you can buy boiled filter water from the tea houses.

In many of the Everest tea houses, you can find a mineral water bottle. But it is quite expensive. Better you can bring water cleaning tablets by yourself. But never drink city water from the tap. it is very poor. you must buy mineral water for drinking in a city like Kathmandu and Pokhara. Namche Lukla and Dingboche you can buy the cheapest mineral water bottle at around US$1.

List of Popular mountains seen in Everest base camp trekking:

Everest base camp trekking journey you can explore several mountains except for the highest peak in the world"Mt. Everest". They are as follows.

Mt Lhotse (8516m), Mt. Nuptse (7855m), Mt. Pumori (7161m), Mt. Changaste (7550m), Mt. Lingterin (6679m), Mt. Amadablam (6856m), Mt. Thamserku(6723m), Mt. Kantega( 6685m), Mt.Kusum Khagaru (6367m), Mt.Kongde (6011m), Mt. Khumbila(5761m), Mt. Twache peak (6367m), Mt. Cholaste (6335m), Island peak(6179m), Lobuche peak(6145m), Pokalde peak (5806m), Honku south peak (6119m), Mt Makalu, Amphulapsa,  and 100s of named and unnamed peaks.

It is the best trekking destination not only because of its snow mountain but also by the Unique culture of sherpa, several glacier lakes, Khumbu glacier, Khumbu Icefall, Several climbing peaks, and the elegant beauty of Rhododendron forest, Monasteries, Chortens, green hills, several waterfalls, rivers, and numerous sunrise and sunset viewpoints, the tiny airstrip flights to the world most dangerous airports. 

The Everest region is listed as Unesco World Heritage Sites because of this unique culture and beauty. the hospitality provides by the sherpas is awesome. Before you visit this place you must know some information. I will provide you some information about the guided trip to the Everest Base camp.

Trekking options for Everest Base camp trek:

There are several trekking options you can choose for trekking but Missionhimalaya treks suggest you choose a Guide and porter with an organized trek with a government-registered company.  But here are the options for the trek you can choose.

Private trek with private Guide with a Porter

Private trek with private Guide but without Porter

Private trek with porter only

No Guide and no Porter Personal trip without agency.

porter com guide who is able to walk with you as a guide and porter both.

Small-Group Tour with Guide with Porter

Joining with other group share guide and porter.

Guide and porter for Everest base camp trek:

There is no hard and fast rule you must trek in Everest base camp with a guide and porter. you can trek solo too. But Mission Himalaya Treks and Expeditions suggest you travel with a guide and porter. But make sure that your guide is licensed.

he will help you to book your accommodation and choose your best food. also in em, emergency he will help your health emergency evacuation. some places he negotiating the price. he is knowledgeable and experienced trekking so he introduced all the mountains and culture and traditions of Khumbu. he beat as a friend role but the hospitality is amazing and awesome.

Porter helps you to carry your luggage so because of him you no tired of trekking. so porter plays a big role in trekking too. in case two trekkers travel and one quit the trip and one continues guide can go with the person who moves forward. porter move with backward trekkers. so both are similar necessary in the Everest base camp trek.

Internet at Everest Base camp Trekking:

Without the internet, living is too difficult day by day. Face-to-face connection with friends and family is the wish of adventure seekers. Sharing the moments of trekking with your close friend or family is most important. Here are some ways to get Wi-Fi and the internet in Everest base camp trekking.


No matter where you are in the Khumbu region the Wi-Fi of EVEREST LINK always keeps you connected. There are different kinds of data available like 10 GB validity for 30 days price Nrs 2000 and 20 GB validity for 30 days price Nrs 3000. All the major areas of the Everest region Everest link wireless internet are available. Wi-Fi prepaid cards are available in most stores and lodges.

Mobile internet in Everest Base Camp:

The Nepal Telecom and Ncell Mobile data can be work some part of the Everest Region Trekking like Lukla, Phakding, Namche Bazaar, Tengboche, and Gorakshep. But make sure that all parts of the Khumbu region cannot be the signal or poor signal mobile call and internet.

Health Issue in Everest base camp Trek:

High altitude is a risk area in concern Health. the main important issue is AMS. even minor or major problems you are concerned with your health. Sometimes if you are careless you will die so must treat in time. you must stay alert with the symptoms of AMS. so check your oxygen level and pulse every day 2 times.

Acute Mountain Sickness:

The major point of the trekkers who trek the first time in Nepal is fear about AMS(acute mountain sickness). Mountain Sickness is a very serious problem that can affect anyone. Being aware of the symptoms, abiding awareness of symptoms, can reduce the chances of affliction.

Most of us are able to adjust to living at a higher altitude, give enough sufficient time (acclimatization is the process of adaptation) but it depends on different persons. Some suffer headaches in 2500 m either some suffer happily twice of height without any discomfort.

It is not possible to predict in advance who among firstly time trekkers will suffer from it, or when. Physical fitness only benefits neither its young fullness. In fact, it will appear young people more than old people.

The best way to avoid AMS is to make a steady ascent to about 3000m, then ascent no more than 400m per day after that. And “Climb high sleep low” is important. It is better to plan a rest day in order to allow the body to adopt the reduced oxygen levels in the mountains.

Another best consideration is liquid intake. At higher altitudes, it is necessary to drink at least 4 liters a day to avoid dehydration. And to urinate half a liter a day. Yellow color urine signs that liquid needs to be increased.

Mountain sickness can be detected in several ways. Headache, loss of appetite, extreme fatigue. Some trekkers also find that they suffer disturb for sleeping and become breathless. When these symptoms developed they do not go higher until the symptoms have gone away. If these signs of leaving after a day instead become worse it is important to descend to lower levels. Do not take strong painkillers or sleeping tablets as these can mask the symptoms.

The worst condition was indicated by vomiting, severe headache, lack of coordination, bubbly breathing, wet, increased tiredness and breathlessness, even a rest. Such symptoms warn a very serious condition (fluids can be lungs or brains).  Which if ignored can lead to a lack of consciousness and death within 12 hours. The only care is descending at once even at night if necessary until symptoms decrease or completely disappear. The improvement is experienced just 300m of descending. Continue with your trek when signs of improvement indicate that it’s safe to do.

Remember that do not go too high too fast and descend promptly if ill.

If you have not been to altitude before and no acclimatization well visits your doctor before trek high altitude. He may prescribe half a Diamox tablet (125 mg) to be taken each 12 hours in a day. Diamox does not mask the symptoms of AMS, so if you still get them, it is essential to get them accordingly. Many people taking the drugs experience mild tingling in the hands and feet.- these are not signs of developing AMS. You should notice that increased urine output, through Diamox is a diuretic and used to reduce fluid retention.

In some places of Nepal, a medical Aid post run by volunteers from the Himalayan Rescue Association (HRA) is situated like Manang, Pheriche. Some doctors are in attendance during the high season. In the afternoon they give a free lecture on AMS with a lot of useful advice. This is well worth attending for tourists. They give some medical consultations with some fees too.

How to recover AMS in Everest base camp:

Descend to a lower Elevation if possible

take enough rest until you feel better.

Do not exercise or do not have sex, do not smoke.

Do not climb any higher for the next 24 hours

Drink plenty of water and fluids.

Take external oxygen supply if necessary. Some tea houses you can get.

Take anti-sickness medicines (Diamox 250 mg 3 times a day).

Prevention from Ams In Everest Base camp trek:

Eat high-calorie food when you are trekking.

Ascend slowly when you reach higher

keep yourself hydrated in trekking.

Take plenty of rest and drink a lot of water.

think positive you can successfully do not think you feel AMS.

Do not smoke, do not drink alcohol, do not over-exercise. 

There is some hospital along the trekking routes of Nepal. Evacuation from more remote areas of some trekking routes is difficult to organize and extremely expensive to carry through. The rescue also takes time because of weather conditions and insurance supporting documents and communications systems. Rescue is only attempted when a guarantee of sufficient payment has been made. Independent trekkers have less chance of having a positive response to a call for airlift evacuation and the room for hotels and tea houses. The experienced guide helps very quickly for them in case they are in danger. So Mission Himalaya Treks And Expeditions PVT Ltd. suggests you join the good company to support you the whole trip to Nepal.

Insurance necessary in Everest Base camp trek:

natural calamities and acute mountain sickness can happen at any time. so that time we need an emergency to back by helicopter or chopper. that cost is very expensive. so be sure that buy the insurance cover until 5500 m and make sure your insurance covers it. we suggest you before starting the trek you must have insurance for the Everest base camp trek. if anything happens by your cause of insurance we are not responsible.

 Best time for Everest Base camp trek:

There are four seasons in Nepal throughout the year. [winter{December, January, and February}, Summer{June, July, and, August}, Autumn{September, October, and November} and  Spring{March, April and, May} ]. Autumn and Spring are remark best times for trekking in Nepal. Because this time Nature is the more clear and best view of snowy Himalayan peaks. You can trek freely without worry about the atmosphere and clear surroundings with stable weather mean no need to worry about rain in summer, no need to worry about snow in winter. This season not too cold a lot. Rainfall is usually low in all seasons except June, July, and August. So, in Spring Autumn, and Winter, you are able to see the majestic view of Himalayan ranges with landscapes of Nepal.

During the Spring season in Everest Base camp trekking, the temperature is an average from 0-10 degrees. This is tolerable weather in the mountain because the mountain itself is a cold place. In spring you can trek to Everest base camp comfortably because the afternoon is hot and at night you have a pleasant time at tea houses. This season is flower time so You are able to see the National flower of Nepal(rhododendron) blooming around the trekking at a low altitude below 4000m.

Autumn Season is the second-best season for the Everest Base camp trek. The temperature is between (-5 to +15) degrees. A little bit colder than springtime but the same as you trek in the daytime is hot. At nighttime, you relax in Guesthouses. According to Mission Himalaya Treks, Experience and tourist feedback Autumn time is the best time for trekking Everest Base camp because of the stable and clear best view of the snow-capped Himalayas. But Mission Himalaya Treks and expeditions can organize this trek throughout the year depends on your holiday time and flight schedule.

Different packages of Everest base camp trek organized by Mission Himalaya Treks.

Traditional or classic  Everest base camp Trek. 

Luxury Everest base camp trek

Rapid Everest base camp trek

Budget Everest base camp trek

Short Everest base camp trek

Everest base camp trek with Gokyo glacier lake or Chola pass trekking.

Jiri to Everest Base Camp Trek

Everest High passes Trek

This is the basic guide for you. If you want to go to Everest on your own it's quite risky to go alone. This only guides you to trek to Everest from Kathmandu.

There are many problems you may face while traveling to Everest. You should be careful about those. I have written some difficulties and problems faced by every Everest Base Camp traveler over here>> This would be a good guide to you for trekking in Everest and keep you prepared for the trek. The article includes things like Altitude Sickness, Insurance, Clothes, and food. 

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