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Everest Base Camp Trek takes you to the actual close-up view to the ‘King of all Mountains’ Mt. Everest [8848m], the very best mountain on earth. If u like to walk, that is one of the maximum inspiring locations in the world. Everest Base Camp trek (16 days) is most important trekking on the planet and limitless chances to stroll beyond the Himalayas wherein Sir Edmund Hillary and Tensing Norgay commenced their energetic adventure on 1953. The remaining project of Everest base camp trek offers breathtaking mountain panoramas and the widest and most thrilling variety of treks. Additionally, it offers you the possibility to view sceneries like mountains, glaciers and famous mountain trails. Everest Base Camp trekking expedition highlights into the living of often going on famous climbers and sensational mountain views and a perception into the lives of the Sherpa people.

The adventure of Everest Base Camp trek begins with an interesting Himalayan flight to Tensing Hillary airport at Lukla from Kathmandu and trek up the Dudh Koshi Valley, surrounded via the soaring peaks heading in the course of the Namche Bazaar, the capital of the Khumbu Sherpa’s, where we are greeted by many extraordinary mountain vistas. We trek along an excessive trekking course where we have our first extremely good view of Everest and head towards Thyangboche Monastery. The monastery is placed on a ridge top in which an fantastic 360-degree landscape awaits with definitely captivating and cute view of the Everest panorama. We then descend to the Imja Khola and hold to the villages of Pangboche and Pheriche before, drawing near the Khumbu Glacier. The hospitality of Sherpa’s and their traditions, exceptional food and lifestyle will amaze you. You can't help getting captivated and may revel in every little bit of it.

The path of Everest Base Camp Trek in Nepal heads to Lobuche, an antique factor for a few magnificent views of Ama Dablam, Taweche, and breath-taking sceneries. Going up the trails all of the manners to Kala Patthar [5554m] a viewpoint recognized because of the fine vintage factor to peer, Mount Everest, that's an ideal intention for many adventurous walkers inside the Himalayas. A few marvelous perspectives of the Himalayan giants actually numb your senses with breathless admiration that beholds the eye. This additionally includes amazing perspectives of the southwest face of the big Mt. Everest. Finally, at the foot of Khumbu ice fall in Everest Base Camp trek, we walk at our leisurely tempo returned to Namche and Lukla for our back off to take returning flight to Kathmandu.

 For all the greater adventurous trekkers, Nepal Everest Base Camp Trek is the exquisite trekking path ever. Taking delight in and discovering the Sherpa heartland of the Solukhumbu region the Everest base camp Kala Patthar trek package deal brings entertainment from the overwhelming vistas of the Everest Himalayan chain of Khumbu area that includes 5 of the world's highest Himalaya Mt. Everest (eight,848m), Mt, Makalu (eight,463m), Mt, Cho Oyo (8153m), Mt. Lhotse (8,501m) and Mt. Lhotse Shar (8,393m). Not simplest does the Everest Base Camp trekking provide us with a nice and sound time-out from the hustle and bustle of our lives but it also gives us the unheard experience of calm and peace on our manner returned to regular life. Aside from the Himalayas, the region consists of the park too which is also known as the world heritage site listed by UNESCO. The enjoyment of getting into the crimson forests of rhododendron (Nepalese national flower) and fir timber and going for walks into a few endangered species of birds and animals in the path of your Everest Base Camp (EBC) trek is without a doubt inexplicable. Rugged mountains of the north, lengthy and treacherous stroll up and down the hill is high-quality with a warmness welcome and homely surroundings a good way to permit you to neglect all of the struggles you had on your way to the destinations. So now can be the time to brace you for the destroy-away for multiple weeks to revel in the most tremendous and adventurous Nepal Mt. Everest Base Camp trek with thrilling exploration. The adventure that one will be amazed with. EBC Trek is the most fascinating trek of Nepal.    

Trekking at Everest Base Camp is feasible for the entire 12 months. But as in saying “everything has its ideal time to get a tremendous end result”, so visiting the Everest Base Camp might be first-rate at the start of March to mid-may and the start of the September to mid-November. As in iciness, it's far going to be very bloodless and snow may additionally make difficulty in traveling. On the other hand,  summers are wet and the extraordinary peaks are frequently lost inside the clouds.

Outline Itinerary 

Day 01: Greetings at Kathmandu Airport and transfer to  your hotel

Day 02: A full day sightseeing tour of Kathmandu

Day 03: Flight from KTM to Lukla and trekking to Phakding (2652m): walking distance 2-3 hours.

Day 04: Phakding trekking to Namche Bazzar (3440m): walking distance 5-6 hours.

Day 05: Acclimatization day in Namche (3440m)

Day 06: Namche Bazzar trek to Tengboche (3867m): walking distance 4-5 hours. 

Day 07: Tengboche trekking to Dingboche (4360m): walking distance 4-5 hours. 

Day 08: Rest day in Dingboche for the acclimatization (4360m)

Day 09: Dingboche Trekking to Lobuche (4940m): walking distance 4-5 hours.

Day 10: Lobuche - Gorakshep (5170m) - Everest Base camp (5364m) back to Gorak shep (5170m): walking distance 6-8 hours. 

Day 11: Gorak Shep - Kala Patthar (5545m) and back to Pheriche (4280m): walking distance 6-7 hours.

Day 12: Pheriche trek to Namche Bazaar via Pangboche and Tengboche (3867m): walking distance 7 hours.

Day 13: Namche Bazaar trekking back to Lukla (2850m): walking distance 6 hours.

Day 14: Flight from Lukla to Kathmandu

Day 15: Free day in Kathmandu 

Day 16: Final Departure

Day 1: Greetings at Kathmandu Airport, 1320 m.
We will meet you at Kathmandu Tribhuvan International Airport and you will be transferred to hotel. Where you will have your time to freshen up and after that, you will be invited to visit our office for a briefing about your program. You will have meeting with your trekking guide and discuss about the equipment needed for the trekking and we will process for the trekking permits. If you arrive at night we will have same discussion in next day morning after your breakfast. 

Day 2: A full day sightseeing tour of Kathmandu, the capital valley about 7 hour tour.
The very next morning, after breakfast you will be taken for a full day sightseeing tour around Kathmandu valley. You can visit center of pilgrimage Pashupatinath Temple and Swyambhunath, very ancient and essentially enlisted in UNESCO World Heritage sites. The biggest Buddhist Stupa at Boudhnath might make you feel calm and peace and visit Patan the city of fine arts and Durbar Square is full of Hindu temples and Buddhist monuments. On journey back to hotel, you can explore the local areas, gullies and lifestyle. After your dinner, you can perhaps take leisurely stroll through the famous streets like Thamel and Durbarmarg.

Day 3: Flight from KTM flight  to Lukla 35 minute flight, Distance 136.17km, and trekking to Phakding (2652m) : walking distance 2-3 hours, 200 meters descent and 50 meters ascent - 8km

Early morning we flight from Kathmandu to Lukla via mountain flight of about 40 minutes scenic flight. With clear weather we get spectacular views of the mountains, including Everest as we enter deep gorge of the Dudh Kosi valley. You begin your trek from Lukla, along the way you will have a view of Mt Nupla (5885m), Kusum Kangaru (6367m) and Kwongde Range. We then take an easy walk for about two hours to Phakding village for the overnight stop and rest of the time stroll around the village for local knowledge.

Day 4: Phakding trekking to Namche Bazzar (3440m) : walking distance 5-6 hours, 300 meters ascent and 300 meters descent - 11.3 km
The trail follows the Dudh Koshi valley north, meandering through the pines, crossing it twice by small suspension bridges before reaching the village of Monjo the entrance gate of the Sagarmatha National Park. Beginning with a slight climb to Jhorsalle, the trail passes waterfalls and other culturally and naturally occurring items of interest. You will be rewarded with your first glimpse of Kusum Kangru (6369m) Thamserku (6608m), Everest (8848m) and Nuptse (7879 m). A steep climb up to the beautiful village of Namche bazaar (3440m) will afford you further spectacular views and a comfortable place to spend the second night of the trek. 

Day 5: Acclimatization day in Namche
Set in a natural amphitheatre looking across to the jagged ridge of Kongdi Ri(6187m), Namche Bazzar is one of the most attractive settlements in the khumbu region. We will have a full day rest so that we won't face any problem ahead. Today we make a short acclimatization trek up to Khumjung, a delightful Sherpa village above Namche. You have full day leisure for wonderful panoramic view or stroll around the market You can also enjoy the splendid views of Everest, Ama Dablam, Thamserku, Nuptse, Lhotse, Tawche, and Kwangde and so on.

Day 6: Namche Bazzar trek to Tengboche (3867m) :walking distance 4-5 hours, 350 meters descent and 750 meters ascent- 10.4 km
We start our trek with pleasant walk through the forest with magnificent view of mountains. We follow a spectacular path that traverses around the hillside high above the Dudh Kosi River. After walking one hour you will arrive in Phungithanga. The trail climbs past some water-powered prayer wheels and begins a sustained climb through a forest of tall, mature rhododendrons. Look out for musk deer and Himalayan tahr among the trees. The start of the Tengboche (3870m), the village is scattered across a wide, grassy saddle below a crescent-shaped ridge covered by scrub pines and firs. From the view point at the top of the hill, there are awe-inspiring views of distinctive peaks like Amadablam (6856m), standing proud of the massif containing Everest (8848m), Nuptse (7861m), Lhotse (8501m) and inspiring views of Himalayan giants. We visit the Buddhist Monastery at Tengboche, the largest in Khumbu region.

Day 7: Tengboche trekking to Dingboche (4360m) : walking distance 5 hours, 70 meters descent and 580 meters ascent - 12 km
In the morning views of mountain and monasteries are spectacular in Tengboche. From Tengboche we head north and soon cross the Dudh Kosi river by way of a small suspension bridge which spans a deep chasm in the river valley. Follow the trail as far as Orsho and take the lower path along the west bank of the Imja Khola, through the forest of birches conifers and rhododendrons. As we follow the river northward the trails pass through several chortens and mani walls and small villages. Today's walk offers views of the Mt.Tawache, Ama Dablam and to the north-Pokalde (5741m), Kongma-tse (5820m) and the great wall of Nuptse. Dingboche is also the gateway to Chukung and farther beyond for the most challenging traverses towards Makalu area. We enjoy the beautiful array of fields enclosed by stone walls to protect the barley, buckwheat and potatoes. Overnight stay in Dingboche.

Day 8: Rest day in Dingboche for the acclimatization (4360m)
It is very important to spend an additional night here to aid to the acclimatization process. It can be along a short hike 400 m climb to the Nangkartshang Gompa on the ridge north of Dingboche. Good view of Makalau (8463 m) from here. You can go for a day walk like trek to Chhukung (4,730m) is worth while which takes approx. 4/5 hours from Dingboche but it might ruin your rest. To the north of Dingboche, there are spectacular views of Lhotse’s huge South Face.

Day 9: Dingboche Trekking to Lobuche (4940m) : walking distance 4-5 hours, 700 meters ascent - 9 km
The trail follows a downward path to Pheriche village. It joins the trail below thungla beautiful views of cholatse across the valley. After another steep ascend the trail climbs up and over the terminal moraine of khumbu glacier. Today's walk offers views of the Mt.Tawache, Ama Dablam and to the north-Pokalde (5741m), Kongma-tse (5820m) and the great wall of Nuptse. The path follows a pleasant, grassy valley. Stark and rugged beauty creates almost moonscape campsite at Lobuche a wind swept collection of huts tucked in a narrow meadow between the glacier and the Lobuche peak. Tawoche and Nuptse are particularly spectacularly from Lobuche towering. Stay overnight at lodge.

Day 10: Lobuche to Gorakshep (5170 m), trekking to Everest Base camp (5364m) back to Gorak shep (5170m) : walking distance 7-8 hours, 450 meters ascent and 200 meters descent - 11.4 km
The first section of the trail from Lobuche follows the narrow gap between the glacial moraine and the mountain walls, past turn off to the Italian pyramid. Take time to detour to the edge of moraine to look over the Khumbu glacier. Along windy and rocky path with the wonderful view of Mt. Pumori, Nuptse and other magnificent peaks, we reach Gorakshep. Gorakshep is the location of the original Everest Base Camp with the new camp being further up the valley.

After lunch our adventure continues towards Everest Base Camp Distance 3.5 km one way. The trail passes through over rocky dunes and moraine and streams. The Base Camp area provides an opportunity to experience the freezing and harsh conditions that mountaineers brave to summit this famous mountain. In Everest Base Camp the climbers gather for summiting Everest during the high expedition season. We explore base camp and its surroundings glacier and return back to Gorakshep.

Day 11: Gorak Shep trekking Kala Patthar (5545m) and back to Pheriche (4280 m) : walking distance 6-7 hours 200 meters ascent and 1090 meters descent - 13.5 km
Mornings are usually sparkling and clear and this is the best time to climb the Kalapathar ( about 2 km one way)  for one of the world's definitive mountain views. We will be rewarded the 360 degree dramatic panorama views of Mt Everest and surroundings mountains like Mt. Pumori, Mt. Lingtren, Mt. Khumbetse, Mt. Nuptse, Mt. Lhotse, Mt. Ama Dablam, Mt. Thamserku along with many other peaks.

You will have an easy walk for about 2hrs to reach Lobuche and continue downhill to Pheriche. Continue down moraine to Dughla and drop to the bridge over the gushing stream that flows out of the glacier. Stay overnight at lodge.

Day 12: Pheriche Trekking to Namche Bazaar via Pangboche and Tengboche (3867m) : walking distance 7-8 hours, 1250 meters descent 400 meters ascent and - 22 km
We will trek down through the hillside blanketed by rhododendron and juniper trees. It Takes approximately four hours to Tyangboche. It is a small village with a famous monastery offering you splendid views of Mt. Amadablam, lush green hills and river views.

After crossing the suspension bridge over the Dudh Koshi River trek onwards to the Kyanjuma the junction of the trinity ways to Gokyo Valley, Khumjung village and Namche Bazzar. Dense wildlife of some species of Pheasants, Himalayan Griffons, Musk deer and wild goat can be found abundance inside the rhododendron forest. Evening explore small surrounding area with magnificent scenery.

Day 13: Namche Bazaar trekking back to Lukla (2850m) : walking distance 7 hours, 950 meters descent and 250 meters ascent- 19.3 km
The descent from Namche to the Dudh koshi can be the hardest stage of the entire trek. Although the path is all downhill, the unrelenting slope places massive impact on the knees. Once you cross the high suspension bridge, the path runs mostly level. We will work though rhododendron and pine forests with the view of distance snow covered peak before arriving Phakding. Enjoying the lush green scenery around and passing through the incredible mountain scenery and local Sherpa village arrival in Lukla. You'll have time to stroll around the local areas.

Day 14: Flight from Lukla to Kathmandu
Saying final goodbye to our porters, we will have a flight back to ktm of an exciting one hour. (It also can be a spare day in case of bad weather in Lukla which makes the Lukla flight delayed and cancel.). Overnight stay at hotel

Day 15: Free day in Kathmandu
Today you will have a free day in Kathmandu valley. Have some rest in your hotel. You can also take a leisurely stroll over the streets and buy some souvenirs and remembering from Nepal. At evening we will have a typical Nepali dinner accompanied with cultural shows.

Day 16: Final Departure
Today is free or last minute you have few hour special shopping for your relatives. We will drop you to the International airport to catch your flight back to your home and wish for your Safe journey.

Above the Himalaya Trekking have made every effort to keep our price as competitive as possible, by still providing an excelling service to our customer. We pay our porters and guide the legal wages agreed with the porters union, our trekking staffs are some of the best paid in Nepal which allow us to attract only the best guides and porters and we have same amount of Insurance for guide and porter which is more than Government fixed amount. All our price are nett and there are no hidden cost everything is clear on cost includes and excludes this is the main reason all our customer are happy from our service. For up to date cost for the trip please contact us.

What’s included in the Cost:

  • Airport / Hotel / Airport transfers by private vehicle.
  • Hotel Accommodation in Kathmandu including breakfast.
  • Guided Tour of Kathmandu City with expert tour guide and private vehicle
  • Government license holder experienced, trekking guide (trained in Wilderness First Aid& altitude sickness) and porters (1 porter for between 2 trekkers basis) with their food, accommodation, salary, equipment, and accidental insurance, clothing and medicine. 
  • Round Trip flight ticket for Kathmandu Lukla Kathmandu.
  • Tea house/Lodges Accommodation during the trekking
  • Daily Meals chosen from the Menu   (breakfast, lunch and dinner) during the trek.
  • Sagarmatha National Park fees.
    Trekker’s information management system (TIMS) card fee.
  • Group medical supplies (first aid kit will be available).
  • Above the Himalaya duffel bag. ( If you need, please let us know before you book the trip and remind us in our pre- meeting at our office)
  • Comprehensive pre-departure information and trip dossiers
  • Above the Himalaya Gifts (T shirt for Gents & Pashmina shawl for Ladies, Trekking certificates)
  • Welcome/Fare well Nepali Dinner in Kathmandu
  • All necessary paper works, office Service charge and all Government Taxes

Extra Cost to Consider:

  • Lunch and dinner  in Kathmandu.
  • Nepal entry visa fee, you can get Nepal visa up on arrival in the Airport.
  • International Airfare/Airport tax, City tour Sightseeing entry fees.
  • Alcoholic, hot and cold drinks, hot water, hot and cold showers.
  • Personal expenses such as laundry, telephone calls, sweets, snacks, beverages and bar bills, camera battery charging.
  • Travel Insurance (Essential - Should include emergency evacuation coverage while trekking up to 5500+ meters).
  • Personal trekking gears
  • Tips for tour/ trekking staffs and driver
  • Any others expenses which are not mentioned on Price Includes section.

Passport and Visas:

First, be sure you have a valid passport with at least 6 months validity from return date.  You can obtain visas for Nepal from the Nepalese Consulate in your country or up on arrival in Kathmandu Airport. Nepalese visas cost USD 25 for 15 days and USD 40 for 30 days till date.

Get the required visa for Nepal.

You can get Nepal visa prior to arrival from the Nepalese Embassy at your home country. Likewise, you can easily get an up on arrival visa at Kathmandu airport and other different borders from Nepal. This is for those who travel from India and Tibet. For more information and download please visit Nepal Visa Information

Bring Official Papers

Some of the required official documents are your valid passport, 4 extra passport sized photographs (for trekking permits), travel insurance, airline tickets and luggage tags. Visas can be obtained upon entry into Nepal. For detail information we request you to visit our visa page.

Money & Credit card Info

We find that most of the credit card, master and visa card is blocked from your card provider. It may be because of a security reason. It, sometimes, may bring you in problematic situation that you can't get money from ATMs and that you find difficult to pay for your treks and tour. To find yourself free from this problem, you can call to your card provider before you travel to Nepal and inform there that you are traveling to Nepal. Ensure them to give the authorization for the payment. In Nepal you have to pay 3.5 % credit card commission s per Nepal Bank rules, on top of your payable amount for the trek cost.  So, please be sure that you bring some cash in USD to pay us. Likewise, be sure you have brought some small amount for your daily expenses as well as for those items which are not included in our cost. We request you not to change money in the Airport. The exchange rate is very low there. Our office provides you the facility to change your money. Or, you can take help from Money Changers in Thamel

Travel Insurance:

Our clients must have comprehensive travel insurance package. Their insurance must cover against medical, personal accident, emergency evacuation, trip cancellation, lost of gears, natural calamity, theft of or damage to baggage etc.

Load shedding (Electricity crisis) in Nepal

We are sorry to inform you that though Nepal is rich in water resource, there is electricity crisis in Nepal. It is more likely that there is electricity off for some hours in day and night time.  Most of the hotels in Kathmandu, Pokhara and other cities are likely to have no battery backup. Air condition may not work and, sometimes, TV and other electric utensils may not run. Some hotel is likely to run the TV and AC also. However, only few of them are in this category.
So, be prepared for this while you are traveling here.  For your ease, we recommend you to bring the flashlight with extra bulbs and batteries.

Flight delay:

Flight by plane and helicopter are prone to cancellations. Sometimes, flight may delay for notorious weather in remote areas. Some other times, operational complication may occur which is more likely to happen in Everest region -Lukla flight, Annapurna region- Jomsom flight, Dolpa, Simikot , Jumla region etc. As these flights have some problem with fixed schedule, it is also recommended to carry extra money for food and accommodations. Trekking in the remote areas, especially during odd season, you’re advised to reserve extra days to prepare with some delays and avoid frustrating consequence. In case of delay in flight prior to trek departure or at the end of the trek, you need to meet your accommodation, food costs by yourself.

Who can trek?

No special degree of fitness is required and that there is no age barrier. However, in the areas over 3000m altitude, extra care should be taken. One can trek who have strong legs and the spirit for adventure to explore the exotic will enjoy the thrills of trekking in the hills of Nepal. Normally, for weary trekkers we have a list of short, easy and exotic treks and for the experienced trekkers we offer a longer trek with lots of excitement and adventure. We encourage all men and women, families, students and professionals around the world to enjoy the enchanting trekking in Nepal. You can join us as an individual team member or with your own group. We commit to arrange a best trekking that delight you in the Nepal Himalayas. If you can have fun walking for 3-6 hours up and down hills to Nepal, pack your luggage and join us for an exhilarating and unforgettable journey. All the necessary things for your trekking will be arranged by us. What you can do is to enjoy the beautiful scenery and magnificent view of Nepal Himalayas.

Our Trekking Dates

Most of our treks start on the third day of your arrival. On the first day of your arrival, we will pick you from the airport and let you know your hotel. However, it depends on your arrival time. If your flight is early, we are likely to invite you to our office and make yourself comfort with ideas and brief information on your trek package. If you arrive at night, all the arrangements are likely to made the morning. Second day, it is our package to take you for sightseeing tour within Kathmandu valley. However, the trekkers who have limited time can start their trekking from the second day. We can arrange all the necessary trekking permits and other utensils in advance in case you have limited time. It is your third day that you will fly out of Kathmandu. However, if any further arrangement is still at wait, you can enjoy your trek the next day.

Clothing and Equipment for Traveling in Nepal

Trekking in the Himalayas need to arrangement of equipment as you have to find yourself comfortable at higher altitude. The basic clothing item that you are expected to be prepared with are well described here. Remember that excess baggage is likely to be a burden for yourself and your supporting staff. "Pack light, but pack right", is our motto. This will allow you to enjoy a comfortable journey with your energies and enthusiastic zeal focused on the exploration of this enchanting Nepal scenic beauty. Please visit here for Clothing and Equipment list

Buying and Renting Equipment in Kathmandu

It is not really necessary to spend large amount of money buying extra equipment and clothing prior to your trip. It is because most of the trekking equipment can be hired from many adventure shops within Kathmandu. Most of the gear is locally manufactured (hence a lot cheaper). Some Chinese gear are likely to be more expensive but qualitative. Sleeping bag and down jacket are easily rented. Each item can be rented for less than USD 1, for a day. You have to manage other items buying them yourself. However, these items are more likely to be cheaper than those in your hometown. We will arrange all the necessary items you need on the second day of your arrival. Moreover, we ourselves will fascinate you to buy the goods.  

Vaccination for Nepal

All travelers should consult with their physician or update on vaccination requirements before travel. (Your doctor or health-care provider will determine what you will need, depending on factors such as your health and immunization history, areas of the country you will be visiting, and planned activities)
For traveling to Nepal; we recommend you to take a vaccination of Polio, Tetanus, Typhoid, Hepatitis A, Hepatitis B, Rabies etc, it is not really must but recommended.

How to Book

While you chose which trip you wanted to go with, contact us to our head office Thamel Kathmandu Nepal by mail or phone, email is more easy and clear options, as soon as we get your email or call we will process for your booking.
We need 20% booking amount to confirm your booking, the payment can be made through the Bank transfer, Credit card payment (Master/Visa card ) or through online money transfers also Money Gram, Western Unions or others. After we get the 20% amount we will confirm your booking and you will get the official booking and payment receipt. The final balance for the tour will be paid up on arrival in Kathmandu.
For more info please visit how to book the trip


Q.Where is Mount Everest located?

Mount Everest is situated in Nepal in Solu Khumbu district. It is the Earth's highest mountain, with a peak at 8,848 meters above sea level. It is located in the Mahalangur section of the Himalayas. Everest is situated on the Tibetan Plateau known as Qing Zang Gaoyuan; the summit is directly between Tibet/China and Nepal.

Q.How to enter the Everest Base trek?

We can start our Everest region treks with a scenic flight of about 35 min to Lukla airport. Namche Bazaar is the famous gateway village of Everest. You can also start from Jiri which is about 7-8 hrs from Kathmandu. Route of flight to Phaplu is also quite popular to avoid Jiri and Lukla.

Q.When is the best time to go to Everest Base Trek?

Mainly we have 2 seasons for Everest Base Camp trekking, the autumn (September, October & November) and spring (March, April & May)season are good when weather is pleasant, The monsoon rains have cleared the sky of dust and the views are often spectacular, clear sky, flowers are in blooming, good trail condition. The winter Dec, Jan and Feb is also good; Dec is Feb is better than Jan, only colder and some time foggy weather. The summer ( June, July, August is rainy season so visibility can be less and rain will be issue, considering Summer June is ok as in general rain will nearly from last week of June. The benefit to do the trek in off season is there are not many tourists, very easy to find the best rooms in the lodge.

Q.How fit do I have to be?

Trekking to Everest base camp is considered fairly strenuous trekking, some previous small hiking and trekking experience is the plus point for the trip however, people have no previous trekking or mountaineering experience also can do the trek easily. People who have good physical condition and able to work 5 to 6 hours daily in rocky trail can do the trek. We tailor made the trip itinerary depends on people fitness level.

Q.Do I really need to use a guide for any Everest region trek?

It depends on your skills and experience but I would almost always recommend some kind of help for the logistics. Long treks are a maze of details. Also, a great guide will make your overall experience more memorable.

Q.How difficult is the Everest Base trek?

Everest base camp trek is considered moderate to Strenuous trek and suitable for those who are moderately fit. The treks involve more walking up and down and climb to higher altitudes, where you will be rewarded with close-up views of big mountains. One should work often rough trails, rock and boulder at least 5-6 hours each day and crossing 4500m above high altitude passes, the treks will reach 5550 m at Kalapathar. People have general physical fitness can do the trekking, If have previous hiking and camping experience is more easy to do the trek, you can train yourself  for this trek, we have 76 years old man did the trek recently.

Q.How should I prepare for the trek?

The main things in the trek is one should able to walk 5-6 hours every day in rough rocky trail, so every day short walk up to 1 hour,1,2 month before the trek  is best suggestion, jogging, yoga will be also advisable.

Q.Can I trek as solo women, is it safe?

There is never problem trekking with solo women or join in the group, we have operated trek for many single female traversal our guide and porters are honest, trust worthy, reliable and carefully chosen for your trips, you will not face any problem trekking with your guide, you will meet many likeminded travelers during the trail.

Q.Can I drink the local water during Everest trek?

You can use the chlorine tablets and used the same water as locals do. bottled water also  available throughout the trek  but the prices are expensive, you can get a boiled or hot water also in the guest house, wise is get the water purification tablets and use the normal water.

Q.Can I charge my gadgets?

Yes, you can charge batteries along the trek (US$2-3 per hour) most of the  guest houses have electricity facilities. You may want to consider bringing a solar charger which is now widely available.

Q.Can I buy a Sim Card in Nepal and will it work on the trek?

You can buy the Ncell Sim very easily ( you need passport photo and passport copy) . It worked at most places during the trekking.

Q.Bank and ATM services are available or not?

Yes, you will have facilities like bank and ATM service in Namche Bazaar and Lukla. In both the mentioned places there are banks and ATM service. But it's better to carry cash as it's uncertain to function.

Q.Am I too old to do this trek?

We don’t think so you are too old, recently we have arranged the trek for 76 years ole man he did it very easily with taking 2 days more time. There are many trekkers who are older 60s walking much better than your trekkers. And remember the oldest lady to climb Everest was 73 when she did it. And the oldest men to climbed Everest were 76 years old from Nepal.

Q.What type of shoes should I buy?

Good comfortable trekking shoes is the most important for the trek, for shorter trek tennis shoes or snickers is ok while longer treks requites the good boots have good ankle support, plenty of tow room for long descents, a bit like timberlands, they are a bit heavier, but most importantly you want to get those that wrap the angle, this prevents you from twisting your ankles on uneven grounds. Good lightweight trekking boots or light all leather boots are perfect. Proper fit is a must for boots and must be lightly worn before use it for trekking.

Q.Will I see Everest from Base Camp?

No the base camp is too near to give you a view. However you can see the top of the Everest from Namche and when you are walking to the base camp. The best views are from Kala Patthar. The sun rises over the Everest so the best light over the peak is in the evening. But in the evenings many a times clouds will rule.

Q.What if I get sick while on trek?

It depends on nature of sickness. Normally if you get sick you will descend to lower altitude with help of support staff. But if the case is critical we will arrange emergency helicopter evacuation service. Our guide will take immediate action according to the situation. Altitude sickness can affect everyone while trekking including young and healthy people and is a genuine concern in Khumbu.  If you feel dizzy, suffer palpitations or severe headaches, return immediately to a lower altitude. Do not take altitude sickness lightly. It can be fatal! 

These are the questions we are often asked and we hope that you will find the answers useful. We are often asked the above questions and we hope that you will find the answers useful. Please don’t hesitate to contact us if you have any further questions or just want to have a chat about the trek.

October, 2017

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October 24Guaranteed16 daysContact UsEverest Base Camp Trek
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December, 2017

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January, 2018

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April, 2018

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April 4Guaranteed-349 daysContact UsEverest Base Camp Trek
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Everest Base Camp Kalapathar Trekking March

I did a solo trekk to EBC in March 2012 and organising this trek with Above the Himalayas was the best decision I made. Right from the first email, Puru was willing to assist and answer numerous questions I had about the trek and was very professional. The attention to detail of ATH was very impressive throughout my stay in Nepal, and they really do take care of you right from when you arrive the airport. Special thank to Basu (guide) who was awesome throughout and is well informed about the EBC trek. He really did make all the difference on the mountain, often going out of his way to make the trip a memorable one.

Thanks once again for everything, and I would highly recommend using ATH for an amazing expereince overall.

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Everest Base Camp Trekking November

Hallie Tran,Karen Bui &Tri Tran

I really appreciated the hot tea on our way to Kalapathar, Phurba was very pleasant and fun to talk to . The porters are very nice and helpful
Thank you
Phurba was very helpful to me when I can not to carry my small backpack, he carried it for me the whole trek. He always kept us entertain and insured about our health and kept us safe, also the porters are sweet and nice
Thank you
Great guide! Great porters! We had a great time

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Everest Base Camp Trekking October

John Quigley

This year I trekked into the high Himalaya with my boys and my girlfriend.

We looked into several online trekking agencies and based on reviews decided to go with "Above the Himalaya". Puru made all the arrangements and it was all reasonable and went well. Our guide Drubha was great. Both he and the porters were good fun on the trial.

I have spoken to many people who have gone it seems there are 5 aspects to the trip that most seem to share

·Awesome mountains and scenery that really defy description

·Tremendous beauty along the trail set in magnificent surroundings

·The culture of the Sherpa people who live with little but are tremendously present, happy and full of joy.

·A profound inner experience in the midst of all of it. Whether you call in spiritual or appreciation of awe it's something that sticks with you.

·The humility that accompanies strenuous hiking. It's seriously high altitude stuff that demands respect. It demands more than the Inca trail or perhaps climbing Kilimanjaro.

Here's are links to the trek photo gallery to Kathmandu which is a cool stop both coming and going.


Everest Base Camp Trek
Rated 5 / 5 stars

Everest base camp trek

Where to start... What an amazing place! You cannot fail to have your breath taken away on this trek. Our experience was even better, given that before we even got on our flight out, we had the assurance that everything was being taken care of for us. All our internal flights, permits, hotels, trekking guide, tours, everything! We can't compliment the team at 'Above The Himalayas' enough. 

On our trek our guide was called Shyam and he was nothing short of brilliant. He first of all managed to negotiate us through the chaos of Kathmandu airport and made sure we got our flight. No mean feat! from there on in he looked after us as if we were his own family. Nothing was too much trouble and took time answer all our questions. His wealth of knowledge and experience was nothing short of extraordinary. We are deeply indebted to him for make our trek so much more interesting and enjoyable.

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Everest Base Camp Trekking 2011

Excellent Trip to Everest base camp, greatly organized will all our airport transfers and lodge take car off, our guide Dhruba was great rat planning  on the mountains, animals and even the avalanche we saw. We all had a great experience


Everest Base Camp Trek
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Trip Facts & Figures:

Duration: 16 Days from arrival to Departure in Nepal

Trek Grade: Fairly Strenuous

Max. Altitude: Kalapathar (5545m.)

Best Travel Time: February to Mid June, September - Mid December are the best seasons.  Dec & January are Winter and cold can be snow on the trail, July & August are rainy time, trekking can be done but visibility can be poor due to rain..

Transportation:  Private Car/Van/ Plane

City tour, Trekking

Trip Snippets:16 days, 4 night’s hotels, 11 nights Lodges, Breakfast in the city and All meals on trek are included

Total Distance: 75 Km. (Round Trip)

Departure Dates: We are able to offer this trek on any dates during the months Feb, March, April, May, June, Sept, Oct, November and December for a group of 1 to 12 people.     

Equipment rental:We advise you to bring all of your clothing and gear from home, however in Kathmandu there are many shops to buy and rent trek related equipment

Your trek Back pack/duffle bag:Your baggage on trek will be carried by our porters, the maximum weight per trekkers is 15kg including your sleeping bag and down jacket, Other items not required on trek can be stored in our office or your hotel in Kathmandu


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Trekking Map:

Gear List

Personal necessary

The following basic equipments checklists should help you with your packing. Please remember that you should always try to keep the weight of your equipment to a minimum. At the start of the trek your packed trek bag should weigh not more than 33 pounds or 15 kg.

01. Back pack (60 ltr -70 ltr) - with comfortable shoulder straps, frame, and back pack cover (line the bag with polythene).
02. Waterproof Trekking shoes with spare laces – recommended high ankle with good grips,
03. Camp shoes (sneakers and/or sandals)
04. 2 synthetic /waterproof Track Pants
05: T-shirts - 3
06. Fleece jacket or pullover or Sweater also recommended
07. 1 Fleece Wind-Stopper jacket (optional)
08. 1 Down Jacket or Gore Tex Jacket heavy one
09. Thermal Inners.
10. Socks, Cotton 2/3 pairs, Woolen 2/3 pairs
11. 2 pair Lightweight gloves, in winter recommended, Heavyweight gloves or mittens with a waterproof shell outer
12. Sun hat/Woolen cap, or scarf
13. Sun protection cream.
14. Underwear (6)
15. Hiking shorts (2)
16. Lip Balm/ cold cream.
17. Walking Stick – recommend having it minimum 1

Other necessary equipments

1. Sleeping bag rated to (-20 degree Celsius), if traveling in winter sleeping bag liner also recommended
2. Headlamp (e.g. Petzl Zoom) with spare bulbs and batteries
3. Personal Medical Kit
4. Large plastic bags - for keeping items dry inside trek bag
5. Daypack (approximately 2500 to 3000 cubic inches)
6. Water bottles (2) 1 Liter each.
7. Toiletries
8. Quick dry Towel- It should be light / thin.

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