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Everest Base Camp Trek
5 USD 1500 Per Person
TRIP DURATION
12 Days
MAX. ALTITUDE
5364m
TRIP GRADE
Moderate
LODGING
Hotel and Guest house
BEST SEASON
Spring and Autumn
MEALS
Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
COMMUNICATION
Available
PER DAY WALK
5-6 hours

Everest Base Camp Trek

Are you ready for the most exciting holiday of your life? Trekking to the Everest base camp is the world’s most popular adventure. This takes you straight to the Khumbu region of Nepal, home to Mount Everest, the highest peak in the world. The trek to Everest Base Camp blends adventure, remoteness, cultural insight, comfort, and stunning views. Speak to people who have been to Nepal once in their lifetime, and I can guarantee they will recommend the famous Everest base camp trek.

How long is Everest Base Camp Trek? The 12-day Everest Base Camp trek by Himalayan masters is neatly organized with two domestic flights, eight trekking days, and two resting days. The general trekking route will be added at 4000 meters, while the highest point can reach 5,364 meters. You can witness the stunning views of Pumori, Lobuche, Mt. Everest, Manaslu, Lhotse, Nuptse, Cho Oyo, and more from each end.

Everest Base Camp Trek Highlights

  • An exciting mountain flight to Lukla with the Himalayas before us
  • Witness majestic Everest and other mountain peaks right from the Everest base camp height of 5364 meters
  • Hiking to Kalapatthar is at 5643 m above sea level for even more exciting views of Everest
  • A rest day in Namche Bazaar to explore its culture and heritage, including Everest View hotel
  • Visit Tengboche Monastery, Namche Monastery and other architectural masterpieces in the region
  • Stunning views of the Khumbu Glacier and Icefalls
  • Be part of the rich Sherpa culture and festivals while discovering the peace of the mountains.

Mount Everest Base Camp Trek Overview

All treks in the Khumbu region of Nepal begin with a thrilling ride to Lukla. The flight is available mainly from Kathmandu, but you might need to drive to Ramechhap airport in some seasons. The drive from Kathmandu to Ramechhap is 5-6 hours, and the flight to Lukla is 25 minutes.

From there, we head north on a complete mountain terrain for the trek to Everest Base Camp. On the first part of the trek, we walk along Dudh Koshi and stop at Phakding. Then, we stroll beyond Sagarmatha National Park to reach Namche Bazaar. This big village in Everest is a great place to stop for a night and witness the beauty of Everest.

From Namche, we moved to Tengboche to visit the critical Tengboche monastery. Moving further north, we stopped at Dingboche for two days. As we acclimatized, we witnessed great views of Cho Oyu, Ama Dablam, Lhotse, and more Himalayas above 8,000 meters. Then we move to Lobuche and finally to Gorakshep. Gorakshep is our last stop before hiking to Everest Base Camp and Kalapatthar for the most beautiful sunrise in the world during the Mount Everest Base Camp Trek. This peak at 5,545 m is the last spot before we walk down to Gorakshep.

Then, we take a slightly different Everest Base Camp route to Pangboche and reach Namche bazaar. The next day, we walk down to Lukla and catch a morning flight to Kathmandu. And this is where you end the most beautiful journey of your life.

Lukla Flight Information: All You Need to Know!

We want to inform you about the Lukla flight details, which may affect your itinerary. During peak seasons (including March, April, May, October, and November), the flight to Lukla will be operated from Ramechhap/Manthali due to air traffic expansion, about a 5- to 6-hour drive from Kathmandu. The flight is conducted from Kathmandu during nonpeak seasons (including January, February, June, July, August, September, and December).The decision regarding the operation of flights solely depends on the airline and is influenced by the volume of travellers during the specific month.Unpleasant weather conditions, congested traffic in the airport, an unmanaged runway, topographical difficulties, etc., are the significant reasons for Lukla flight delays or cancellations. Therefore, if you intend on trekking in the Everest region, adding one or two days to your trip is highly preferable. This will help in case of a flight delay or cancellation so you can board the pre-planned international flight.

ITINERAY

Day 01: Fly to Lukla (2860 m)- Trek to Monjo (2835 m)

Begin: Kathmandu

overnight: Phakding

  • Significant stations of the EBC  base camp day 1: Kathmandu-Lukla- Chheplung-Ghat-Phakding

    Flight from Kathmandu to Lukla
    Flight from Kathmandu to Lukla

Fly Kathmandu to Lukla: The trip begins at the Kathmandu hotel, where you are supposed to be a day before. The car will pick you up from the hotel and take you to the airport, where you will catch a 35-minute flight to Lukla, the actual place to begin the trek. This flight offers a unique and thrilling experience over the uneven land structure of Nepal. The stunning views of the snow-capped mountains and beautiful landscapes from the plane give you heavenly pleasure.

Fly Ramechaap to Lukla: Since the flight from Kathmandu to Lukla is limited, it might not always be available. If the flight is unavailable during your visit, we must ride from Kathmandu to Ramechap in the early morning. We might start the drive at around 4 a.m. and ride for about five hours to reach Ramechaap and catch a flight mid-day. 

Once you land at Lukla Airport, as popular as Tenjing Hilari Airport, you must prepare for a nearly 4 hours trek. The trail goes along the river through Dudh Koshi valley, witnessing the beautiful villages with stony houses, stupas with several meditators, and many carved stones painted beautifully. You will be hiking primarily through the Sagarmatha National Park, a reputed conservation area enlisted in UNESCO Heritage site, and the Ebc trek is easier to do than the k2 Base Camp trek.

Meal : Breakfast/ Lunch/ Dinner

Walking / Driving : 35 mins/ Trek Distance: 13 km (4 hrs)

Day 02: Monjo (2835 m) To Namche (3440 m)

Begin: Phakding

Overnight: Namche Bazar

Namche Bazaar Trek

The second day of your Everest Base camp Luxury trek begins with a delicious breakfast at the teahouse at Phakding, and then you will walk to Monjo, probably at 7 am. The distance from Monjo to Namchebazar is not too long, though it is quite challenging as there is a long ascent and probably no places to stop. Our guide will remind you to carry enough water and some dry food like chocolates so that you won’t have any issues, even if it takes one or two hours more to reach the destination.

You might find the way diverged after you cross the second suspension bridge about 2 kilometres from Monjo. The left route that passes along the river is a better one. Before you start the trek from Monjo, you must get the Sagarmatha National Park permit or show up there. The permits cost NPR.3000 for each. At about 6 km, there is another checkpoint just before you enter the Namche bazaar. You must keep all the permits safe throughout the trip to the EBC  base camp.

Jorsale is the only station between Monjo and Namche Bazar. It is just 1 km away from Monjo. After Jorsale, Namche is only where you find shops, hotels, and other necessary items. Upon arriving at Namche, you will find it a big and advanced town with several hotels, restaurants, shops, ATMs, pharmacies, and currency exchange centres. You can find them there even if you require equipment like clothes and trekking gear. Also, ensure enough Nepali cash, as no ATMs and banks are further ahead.

Meal : Breakfast/ Lunch/ Dinner

Walking / Driving : Distance: 7 km time: 3 hrs

Day 03: Rest Day At Namchebazar (3440 m)

The third day of the EBC  base camp is a day of rest, letting your body adjust to the higher-altitude atmosphere. Some trekkers think the acclimatization day is just a waste of time and ruins almost the whole trip when they are affected by altitude sickness. Tengboche, the destination of the fourth day, is located at quite a high altitude.

EBC Trek
EBC Trek

The trekkers, especially those from lower altitudes, must have had enough acclimatization before reaching the higher elevation. It’s not the rule, but you’d better do it to prevent yourself from altitude sickness. Having enough acclimatization is far better than using different kinds of medicine. Resting at Namche does not mean spending the whole day sleeping in bed.

There are several popular stations nearby where you can explore and relax. Some of the stations near Namche have stunning viewpoints. The most important is the Hotel Everest View, the most elevated hotel in the world, which is about 1 hour uphill. The Sagarmatha National Park Museum is another destination for your acclimatization hike.

We suggest you not walk long hours to restore your stamina for the next day’s challenging hike to ebc Everest. Ensure you are getting enough rest, eating, and drinking. In addition, you need to charge all of your devices, as Namche is the only place you can set them free of charge.

Also, check out our helicopter flight to Everest summit articles.

Meal : Breakfast/ Lunch/ Dinner

Day 04: Namche (3440 m) to Tengboche (3860 m)

  • Begin: Namchebazar
  • Overnight: Tengboche

Early in the morning, we left Namche Bazaar and climbed towards the Majestic Everest. The path to Tengboche is quite rocky and filled with sand as we move along the Dudh Koshi river. But a quick stop at Phungi Thenga in the middle of the forest is obviously exciting. 

Tengboche
Tengboche

There are many prayer flags and mantra wheels that lead us to Tengboche Monastery. There’s a large forest on our way up to Tengboche Village. In the evening, we visit the stupa for evening prayer as well and end our EBC Everest trek on the 4th day on a beautiful note. 

  • Stops: Kyangjuma, Leushyasa, Phungi and Thanga

Meal : Breakfast/ Lunch/ Dinner

Walking / Driving : Distance: 11 km Time: 4 hrs

Day 05: Tengboche (3860) To Dingboche (4410 m)

  • Begin: Tengboche overnight: Dingboche
  • Stops: Deboche, Milinggo, Pangboche, Shomare
Dingboche Hotel
Stay in Dingboche

 

It’s one of the challenging days with steep hills to cross. We begin after breakfast in Tengboche when we move on a very scenic along Imja Khola. After the river, we moved along the forest and potato fields to Dingboche’s village. Dingboche is among the largest high altitude settlements in the Everest Region. As you move above, the view of Ama Dablam is going to be spectacular. 

 

 

Meal : Breakfast/ Lunch/ Dinner

Walking / Driving : Distance: 11 km Time: 4 hrs

Day 06: Acclimatization Day in Dingboche (4410 m)

It’s a rest day in the Himalayas. We can sleep all morning or hike up to the nearby hill at the base of Nangkar Tshang Peak. if you wish, the guide will help you explore the areas around Dingboche, or you can simply rest for all day.

Now you are almost 14kms away from the EBC, and the journey keeps on getting interesting. 

Meal : Breakfast/ Lunch/ Dinner

Day 07: Dingboche(4410 m) To Lobuche (4940 m)

The trek to Lobuche begins after having a delicious breakfast at the teahouse at around 7:30. Many trekkers consider this day the most beautiful day of the trip. The beautiful scenery from Dingboche to Dughla, filled with snow peaks, glaciers, rivers, and a wonderful forest with a few rhododendron trees, is fantastic.

Everest Base Camp hike
Everest Base Camp hike

Dughla, a beautiful village called Thokla, is only the station to stop along the trail. You’d better stop and rest there as the significant ascent begins right after that. You will find no stops until you reach the day’s destination, Lobuche. We suggest you stroll while you are on the way up. You are gaining altitude quite faster.

Keep yourself hydrated and walk with relaxation to prevent yourself from getting affected by AMS. Once you pass the top of Thokla Pass, you find the trail relatively flat, making it easier to walk along the river and witness the tremendous views.

Meal : Breakfast/ Lunch/ Dinner

Walking / Driving : Distance: 9 km Time: 3.5 hrs

Day 08: Lobuche(4940 m) – Ghorakshep (5164 m) – Everest Base Camp (5364 m)

  • Begin Lobuche overnight: Everest Base Camp

Day 8 of the trip is one of the best days as you will be stepping on the final destination of the journey, Everest Base Camp. The distance from Lobuche to Gorakshep is about 5 kilometres. You will probably reach Gorakshep to have your lunch. After having lunch and a while of relaxation, you need to be prepared for another 7-hour hike up to EBC, where you will spend the night.

Everest Base Camp Tour

Our plan is to return to Gorakshep overnight but spending a night at Everest Base Camp means sleeping in cold camps.

The trail from Gorakshep to EBC has lots of short ascents and descents. Keep walking up and down with the titillation of reaching Everest Base Camp, the dream destination of millions of people in the world. Hurray! You’ve done! You’ve been to EBC. Take photos and videos on your own, relax, and check in at one of the best guesthouses. Explore the EBC till evening. Well, after Everest base camp, if you want to go back to kathmandu by helicopter this option is also possible. You can take a helicopter from Gorakshep.

Meal : Breakfast/ Lunch/ Dinner

Walking / Driving : Distance: 12 km Time: 5 hrs

Day 09: EBC to Kalapatthar (5643 m) To Pangboche (3985 m)

  • Begin: EBC overnight: Pangboche
  • Stops: Kalapatthar-Gorakshep-Lobuche-Dughla-Pheriche-Shomare
Kalapatthar elevation
Kalapatthar elevation

 

EBC to Klapatthar: This day is the most challenging as you need to walk really a long distance, nearly 22 kilometres. Kalapatthar (Black rock) is the most critical viewpoint in the whole trip. It is the highest point of the EBC trek. You can enjoy the 360-degree mountain views from Kallapatthar. If you can reach early in the morning, the sunrise views can be unique, and if you want to go Gokyo Lake trail you can go after Kalapatther. The mountain views from Kallapatthar are clear and stunning.

Kalapatthar to Gorakshep: Spending a few minutes at the viewpoint, you hurry to restart your trek as you still have to walk a long distance to reach Pangboche overnight. Today, there are many stops along the way. But you can’t have a long rest at any of the stations. You need to be alert to reach Pangboche in time for the EBC  base camp trek.

 

Meal : Breakfast/ Lunch/ Dinner

Walking / Driving : Distance: 22 km Time: 7/8 hrs

Day 10: Pangboche (3985 m) To Namche(3440 m)

  • Begin: Pangboche
  • Overnight: Namchebazar

There are two routes to trek from Pangboche to Namche Bazar during the EBC Everest trek. The first pass through Tengboche is the same way you took while going. The other is through Phortse, which is a little more challenging but offers scenic views. Despite the difficulty, we recommend our clients take the route through Phortse, as the trail will have panoramic mountain views.

Tour to Everest Base Camp
Tour to Everest Base Camp

Once you pass Phortse, you will find many ascents and descents. It is better to have a walking stick so that you won’t get slopped on the icy peaks. It is nearly 19 km from Pangboche to Namche if you take the route through Phortse. When you arrive at Namche after 8 days, you might feel like arriving at home. You will feel pretty comfortable there as it is a more advanced town compared to other elevated villages.

Meal : Breakfast/ Lunch/ Dinner

Walking / Driving : Distance: 19 km Time: 5 hrs

Day 11: Day 11: Trek Namche (3440 m) To Lukla (2860 m)

  • Begin: Namchebazar overnight: Lukla
  • Stops: Jorsale, Monjo, Bengkar, Phakding
Trek to Namche Bazaar
Trek to Namche Bazaar

It is the last day in the mountain of EBC  base camp and equally challenging as you need to walk for nearly 6 hours to reach Lukla. The trail passes along the Dudh Koshi River. As you cross the suspension bridges and pass through the small villages with tiresome bodies, you will see many bright-eyed trekkers heading in the opposite direction.

It is just the same route you walked on the 2nd day. Jorsale, Monjo, Bengkar, Phakding, etc., are the major stations where you can stop and rest with the beautiful mountain views. Ghat and Cheplung are other important stops between Phakding and Lukla. Upon arriving at Lukla, you will stay overnight at one of the best hotels there.

Enjoy the last night in the mountains, celebrating the successful trek. You will probably get the farewell party with ‘Chhang’, the homemade beer made of rice, and learn a few steps of Sherpa dance.

Walking / Driving : Distance: 20 km Time: 5:30 hrs

Day 12: Fly back from Lukla (2860 m) to Kathmandu (1400 m)

It’s a day to say goodbye to the mountains and return to Kathmandu. After having the early breakfast at the hotel, you will go to the Tenjin Hilari airport and take a nearly 35-minute flight to Kathmandu. Try getting a seat at the window so you can cherish the beautiful mountain views and the views of panoramic landscapes. The flight is really impressive over the uneven terrain of Nepal. It is the end of EBC trekking.

Flight to Lukla from Kathmandu
Flight to Lukla from Kathmandu

Depending upon the time you land at Kathmandu airport (TIA), spend a few hours exploring Kathmandu valley and take the last meal at one of the best hotels in Thamel, a tourists hub of Kathmandu. Grab the souvenir for your friends and relatives. If you still have a few more days to stay in Nepal, Himalayan-Masters will help you find other destinations that suit your interest and time. Also, learn about the things to do in Kathmandu and the Durbar Squares.

Meal : Breakfast/ Lunch/ Dinner

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Trip Cost Includes

  1. International and Domestic Airport pickup and drop-off by private vehicle
  2. Three nights at a Three-star hotel in Kathamndu (2 nights before the trek and one night after the trek)
  3. Kathmandu or Ramchechap to Lukla to Kathmandu airfare
  4. A Professional English-speaking Trekking Guide for Trekking Days
  5. A trekking porter for trekking days (one porter carries a maximum of 25 kg)
  6. 1 set breakfast, 1 set lunch, and 1 set dinner with tea and coffee during trekking days
  7. 3 cups of hot drinks a day
  8. The best available private room accommodation during the trek We provide private bathrooms with hot showers in Phakding, Namche, and Lukla.
  9. In the Namche, three nights of accommodation with electricity blankets
  10. Sagarmatha National Park fees
  11. Khumbu municipality area permits
  12. Guide and Porter Insurance
  13. Khumbu municipality permits
  14. All government taxes and company service charges

Complementary service from the Himalayan Masters

  1.  Himalayan Masters Brand 25-degree sleeping bag during the trip
  2. Himalayan Masters Brand -25 Down jacket during the trek
  3. Use a pulse oximeter to monitor your oxygen saturation and heart rate at high altitudes.
  4. Himalayan Masters brand water bottles and purification tablets
  5. First aid kit box
  6. Seasonal fruits for dessert
  7. Himalayan Masters Brand Duffle Bag for the Trek
  8. Himalayan Masters Brand Trekking T-Shirt and Cap
  9. Everest trekking maps

Trip Cost Excludes

  • International Flight Ticket
  • Nepal visa fee
  • Tips for guide and potters
  • Extra nights in Kathmandu
  • Travel Insurance

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Everest Base Camp elevation

Everest Base Camp is at 5,364 metres, and another location in the EBC trek has the following altitude scale:

Everest Base camp Trek altitude
Everest Base Camp Trek altitude

New updates on a flight from Ramechhap to Lukla for EBC trekking

Previously, all flights from Lukla would be operated from Kathmandu, and you could start trekking to Everest Base Camp from there. However, flights to Lukla would be used from Ramechhap after the recent development. This change has been made to Kathmandu airport’s recent air traffic expansion. 

Flights to Lukla from Kathmandu will be operated during nonpeak seasons of the Mount Everest Base Camp trek: winter (December, January, February) and Monsoon (June, July, August). 

Flights from Ramechhap/Manthali to Lukla will be operated in the peak season of Autumn (September, October, and November) and Spring (March, April, and May). Ramechhap is a 5 to 6-hour drive from Kathmandu, and this change adds one day to your Itinerary, or you need to wake up early, about 4 am and get a private ride to Ramechhap. 

Chances of flight delay and cancellation: Unstable weather like rainfall, snowfall, and storms in summer and winter are the common causes for flight cancellation or delay during the mt Everest Base Camp trek. Your flight can delay a few hours to a few days if the weather in Lukla does not clear up. Such a delay will not cost you additional money, but you might have to stay in Kathmandu longer. Note that this is a rear case, and if you encounter bad weather, we can change your trekking route or make another arrangement.  

Packing list for Trek to Everest Base Camp

Packing List for Everest Base camp Trek
Packing List for Everest Base Camp Trek

A 15-kg bag per person is allowed for the flight from Kathmandu to Lukla. You can pay extra for more baggage, but we do not recommend carrying more than this for the Everest Base Camp trek packing list. 

A porter to Everest Base Camp will carry the bags of two trekkers, and it’s ideal to keep your duffle bag at 10 to 15 kg. The handbag or day carry bag can weigh between 2 and 3 kg. 

Must haves for the mt Everest Base Camp trek are:

  • Zero degrees sleeping bag
  • Down Jacket
  • Sleeping bag
  • Duffle bag (for porter) and Daypack (for you)
  • Hiking boots 
  • Universal adapter and Tourch

Notes: Keep all your valuables, like jewellery, cash, and gadgets, in the daycare bag. Some drinks, snacks bar, and water bottles should also be in the day bag. 

If you want the original brand, you can buy these trekking items in your home country. If you want to make them cheaper, you can buy them in Thamel before the Mt. Everest Base Camp trek. Do note that you can rent all this trekking gear from Kathmandu for less than $100. 

What does a typical day on the Everest Base Camp trek look like?

The Everest trip’s first and last days will differ as you fly to and from Lukla. All nine other trekking days follow a standard format or schedule. Every day, we start the trek at around 8 a.m. Before that, prepare the bag and have breakfast in your tea house. It’s recommended that you order your breakfast in the evening to prepare the food when you wake up. Then, we start to hike for 3 to 4 hours. We will cross many forests, waterfalls, and rivers on the way. Due to the clear sky, morning is the best time to capture pictures and videos.

At around midday, the guide will find an appropriate stop for lunch. It will take us around one and a half hours to order and have lunch before we start the trek again. We will walk for another 3 to 4 hours and stop at many places. We visit many villages and monasteries along the way as we hike. 

We reach the tea house at the given destination during the evening, i.e., around 4 to 5 o’clock. After that, you can have a quick tea break before you explore the village area. The dinner will be served from 7 to 10 p.m., and you can have any food from the menu provided to you. Sleeping at most minuscule o’clock is recommended so your body has enough time to rest. 

Why Himalayan Masters 

First and foremost, we are legally registered with the Nepal government and the Trekkers Association of Nepal. We can quickly help you with the visa process and trekking permits. All our guides are licensed and have many years of experience trekking at Everest Base Camp. We provide one guide for every 4–5 people and one porter for two trekkers. We have operated for almost a decade and worked with hundreds of satisfied trekkers worldwide. 

The Himalayan masters always prioritize quality over quantity. This means we offer you the best accommodation available in the region and there is no restriction on the food. If you are unsatisfied with the accommodation or food we provide, you can always request to change it. We also provided all essential trekking gear so that our tourists would not be worried about anything during the Trip. 

The best time to visit Everest Base Camp Trek

The most popular trekking months in the Everest region are March, April, May, October, and November. These months are best time for Everest trek due to the best conditions. Moreover, spring and autumn usually have comfortable temperatures, fine weather, less rain, and less chance of problematic snowfall in the region. Also, if you travel here during this time of the year, you can even explore the biggest festivals in the country.

Everest Base Camp Trek
best time for EBCTrek

Temperature and Weather of Everest Base Camp

Everest Base Camp’s weather will be breezy and cold throughout the year. The summer in Everest lasts from April to September, with June and July receiving heavy rainfall. In summer, the temperature at Lukla can go to 18°C, but it gets below five °C in the Everest base camp. September and October have warm temperatures, low wind, and clear skies with no rainfall. From November, all regions above 3000m start to receive heavy snowfall, with snow remaining until February. In the month of winter, all areas above Lukla have negative temperatures of about -5 °C, while each can go off to -15 °C in the Everest base camp itself. No rainfall or snowfall can be seen between March and May as well.

Best time for Everest Base Camp Trek
The best time for Everest Base Camp Trek

Know more about the Everest Trek Difficulty  

Tea house accommodation during the EBC Trek

Depending on what you are looking for, the Everest Base Camp Trek offers various accommodation facilities. However, it might be difficult to find hotels in EBC while trekking here during the seasons. During the off-season, it is tough to get suitable accommodation due to the massive crowd of people doing the Everest Base Camp Trek. Therefore, to prevent that, make sure you do all your bookings 3–4 months before the trip.

How do I contact the Himalayan Masters and book your EBC trek?

You can visit our website and check the itinerary cost and Everest base camp trek. After doing your research, you email us to provide your information regarding the schedule for the Everest EBC trek. Then, we will provide you with an individualized Everest base camp trek itinerary. After you approve the EBC trek itinerary, you need to pay us an advance of 50% so that we can start your booking procedure. Then you need to book your flight to Nepal; we are available at the Airport.

Cancellation policy: if you decide to cancel the Everest EBC trek after you make the payment, we can refund you the amount that has not gone into the booking. We cannot refund you the ticket price if we have already purchased your aeroplane ticket to Lukla. Otherwise, we will refund up to 90% of your payment, depending on how long before the trip is cancelled. 

Postpone policy: no additional charges will be applicable if you postpone your Everest EBC trek. However, if we have already purchased your ticket from Kathmandu to Lukla, we cannot waive the ticket, and you might have to pay extra. Also, if the bookings for the hotel have been made, the money cannot be refunded. 

Tipping policy in Nepal: Tipping in hotels and restaurants is uncommon in Nepal. You can move on without tipping tea houses or tipping off 10% of the food price if you like the hotel’s service at Everest Base Camp. Similarly, 10% tipping is also suggested for guides and porters to EBC. But if you appreciate their hard work, you can tip higher. 

Can I extend the holiday or change the EBC trek route during my Trip?

Changing the route: Once you arrive in Nepal, we can negotiate the change if you want to go on different trekking routes than Mt. Everest Base Camp in Nepal. If any amount has not been used for booking or purchasing the ticket, we will use all of your payment for new bookings on a different route.

Extension of EBC tour: You can exchange your Kathmandu stay tour before and after the tour. You can have a few rest days in Kathmandu or visit other cities like Pokhara and Chitwan at the end of the trek. The Himalayan Masters arrange all adventurous activities like Bunjee, paragliding, and river rafting upon your request. Even on Everest, you can extend your trip to routes like three passes or Gokyo without any issues. 

 

 

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Himalayan Masters made my trip to Nepal phenomenal. From the start, I was a bit nervous about travelling alone as a 22-year-old female in Nepal especially on a two-week-long trek through the Himalayas. I reached out to Sandip a few weeks before my plans to arrive with my concerns and he made every effort to try to find someone who would be interested in my same dates when we did not find someone, he made me feel completely comfortable going alone and made sure my needs were met. Upon my arrival in Kathmandu, Sandip picked me up directly from the airport and took me to get gear. He was so sweet and even lent me some of his gear (his beautiful summit suit and other items) since he had just gotten back from a trip himself. He even offered me his own trekking boots to borrow for my trek but they were a tad too big. He was so generous and helpful with the preparation of my trip and truly made me feel like I was valued as a customer, I could not be more grateful, especially being a solo female backpacker, I was used to very different treatment. When my trip started, we had a one-day delay from a storm, and because Sandip knew of my tight date restrictions, he made sure that I was put on the first helicopter the next morning to start my trek. My guide was Pradip, who was equally fantastic. He was really fun to talk to all day and always included me when meeting with the other guides. He was very attentive and super kind, I felt very comfortable the entire trip and had so much fun. I was impressed by the accommodations, with my EBC package purchased, I always was able to get whatever meals I wanted and I could see both Sandip and Pradip were always working to be sure I had a comfortable or private room if available. At one point in the trip, I was debating extending to Gokyo Lakes in addition to EBC, Sandip was incredibly helpful with calling places for me to see if this was possible with my date restrictions. I, however, decided to not extend because I was feeling ill from altitude sickness, which Pradip was so helpful with and supported me through reaching Everest Base Camp. Pradip was especially helpful when on day 13 of 15, I became incredibly sick when we reached Namche Bazaar for the second time on the way down. I could not stop throwing up, getting sick, and passing out. I believe that this was a mix of altitude sickness and food sickness. Sandip was incredibly helpful when helping me with this, he was in contact with my father who was back in the US giving him updates on my condition and he organized a helicopter to get me from Namche and take me to Kathmandu to the hospital. Sandip met me at the airport there in an ambulance took me to the hospital and made sure that I was well taken care of. I had to stay four days in the Kathmandu hospital before flying home, and Sandip came every day to check on me and to be sure that I was getting everything I needed. He even drove me back to his office and got me a hotel room so that I could nap for a few hours before my flight after my hospital discharge. He then drove me to the airport and left me with very kind words. I cannot recommend Himalayan Masters enough, they are a phenomenal company that obviously truly cares about their patrons. Sandip is a wonderful human and I would trust him to make the best trip for anybody!

Monica KUSA 🇺🇸

FAQs

How long is Everest Base Camp Trek?

The trek duration of  Everest Base Camp is ideally 11 days from Kathmandu. This includes 2 resting days and 8 hiking days on Everest Base Camp Trek Itinerary. Short Everest Base Camp trek duration can be upto 8 days with no rest days in the mountains. Also, you can take helicopter return from EBC to finish the journey in 6 days.

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