Everest Base Camp Trek - 16 Days

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Trip Facts

  • Duration 16 Days
  • Difficulty Level Moderate
  • Destination Nepal
  • Transportation Private Vehicle and Domestic Flights
  • Activity Cultural Sightseeing Tour, Trekking and Hiking
  • Best Season Feb-May and Sept - Dec
  • Group Size Mini 1, Max 16 People
  • Trip Start/End Kathmandu
  • Max Altitude 5545m/11283ft

Highlights

  •  Sight-seeing in UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Kathmandu
  •  Mt Everest (8,848.85m/29,031.69 ft) at the center of the trek
  •  View of various peaks including Mt Lhotse (8,516m), Cho Oyu (8,201m), and Mt Makalu (8,463m)
  •  The highest Khumbu Glacier (4,900m)
  •  Panoramic view from Kala Patthar 5,550m/18,519 ft
  • Exploration of Sagarmatha National Park (UNESCO World Heritage Sites)
  • Diversity of flora and fauna
  • Rare endangered wildlife like red panda, snow leopard, over 118 species of birds
  • World’s highest airport in Syangboche
  • Exploration of culture and lifestyles of the local Sherpa people
  • Prayer wheels, colorful flags, Mani stones, high suspension bridges, an ancient monastery in Tengboche

Everest Base Camp Trek Overview 

Everest Base Camp Trek 16 Day is one of the most exciting journeys through the awe-inspiring landscapes that takes the adventure seekers to the height of (5,644.5m/18,519ft) on the lap of Mt Everest (8,848.85m/29,031.69ft). This trek offers travelers to be a part of the magnificent Himalayan ranges. The trekking trail passes through Sagarmatha National Park. The vegetation and snow-capped peaks with the background of Himalayan ranges offer excellent views. The Sagarmatha National Park is home to rare wild mammals such as red panda, snow leopard, musk deer, and over 118 species of bird.

Trek to Everest Base Camp 16 Days starts with a short and thrilling mountain flight into the airstrip at Lukla. The spectacular view from the plane allows you to witness the magnificent view of the Himalayan range covering most of the serene mountains, lush hills, pristine streams and waterfalls, and nature's illustrations.

The oldest monasteries and Sherpa villages in the Khumbu region are the major attractions of this trekking. The trekkers get the opportunity to closely observe the Sherpa cultures during the acclimatization in the mountain. 16 Days Everest Base Camp Trekking includes a sightseeing tour and exploration of Newari culture in Kathmandu valley. The journey begins and ends in Kathmandu. The

Everest Base Camp Trekking Comprehensive Guide

Everest Base Camp trip 16 Day takes place in the Khumbu region where nature reveals its wonders as the trail meanders amid the world’s highest mountains. The trekkers reach the maximum height of 5,545m/18,192ft at Kala Patthar. Besides the highest peak, Mt Everest (8,884m), there are more than a dozen of mountains that including Lhotse (8516m), Cho Oyu (8,152m), Ama Dablam (6,812m), Makalu (8,463m), Nuptse, Thamserku, Kantega Peak, Island Peak (6,189m), Lobuche Peak, Khumbutse Peak, Pumori, Cholatse, Taboche and among other mountains.

TheEverest Base Camp Journey 16 Day offers the opportunity to explore the Sagarmatha National Park listed in the World Heritage Sites by UNESCO in 1979. In this trek, the trail passes through lush green vegetation. Pine and hemlock forests are common in lower altitudes white fir, juniper, birch, rhododendron, scrub, and alpine plant communities are found in high altitudes. Some of the rare endangered wild mammals including, the red panda and snow leopard, and wide varieties can be found in the national park.

The Everest Base Camp treks also cover the sightseeing in Kathmandu. Our city tour guide will take you to the four UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Kathmandu. Swayambhunath stupa, the famous Buddhist monkey temple, is located on a hill in the western part of the city from where you can get a picture of Kathmandu valley from a bird’s view. Pashupathinath temple is in the east of downtown. Likewise, Buddhanath is the largest spherical stupas in Asia.

The trek starts from Lukla to Phakding at the height of 2652m/8699ft on the first day of the experience in the Himalayas. There will be acclimatization in Namche Bazaar (3440m/11283ft) before we ascend to the higher altitude. Acclimatization is very important as our body system takes some time to adjust to the high altitude. During acclimatization in Namche, you will get the opportunity to explore this historically important trade hub at the base of the Himalayas. Namche is facilitated by offices, banks, descent hotels, restaurants, and shops among different institutions that provide services. We also make an ascent to Everest view Hotel (3,962m/12995ft) as a part of acclimatization. There will also be another acclimatization at Dingboche (4410m/14464ft) before we proceed to the higher altitude.

On this trek, there are two core points — Everest Base Camp (5364m/17594ft) and Kala Patthar (5545m/11283ft). We gain access to both of the points from Gorakshep (5,180m/16990) on two separate days. One day we trek from Gorakshep to Everest Base Camp and go back to Gorakshep, and the other day we ascend to Kala Patthar and go back to Gorakshep. After this, we trek descending back to Namche Bazaar. and further to Lukla where the epic of the foot trail in the Himalayas will end. You will take a flight back to Kathmandu.

How difficult is Everest Base Camp Trip 16 Day, and what physical fitness is required?

Everest Base Camp Trek is an adventurous journey that goes up to 5,500m/18,192ft on the lap of the world's highest peak. However, you do not have to be an expert in mountaineering to accomplish this trek. The acclimatization period of about one week set in the initial phase of the trek will prepare you to adjust to the condition at a higher altitude. It only requires good mental health and physique. With the leadership of our experienced guide qualified in first aid, you will be able to complete the trek efficiently. There will always be a guide beside you to make sure that you take a frequent break and drink a lot of fluids as you climb higher on mountains. Your safety is our main concern. We will take care of all your needs to ensure you are happy with this 16-day Everest Base Camp Trek.

Is the Everest Base Camp 16 days Trekking tour right for you?

The Everest Base Camp Trek is the most exciting journey along the excellent paths in the Khumbu region, but it takes more than two weeks to complete. If you have a short time to be on this trek, you may think about taking the 9-Day Everest View Trek or the 13-Day Everest Base Camp Short Trek. if you want a distinctive aerial viewpoint in this region of the Himalayas, the Everest Base Camp Helicopter Trek might be the trip you are looking for. However, our Everest Base Camp Trek is a landmark on its own. The Adventure Club Trek has optimized an itinerary to live up to any expectations. Whichever journey you choose to go on, you will be in great hands with the Adventure Clun Trek team.

Best time of the year for Everest Base camp Trekking

The suitable time to go on the Everest Base Camp Trek is either in the fall or in the spring. In Nepal, the spring season is from March to May. The temperature is neither cold nor hot during this season except for Lobuche and Gorakshep, and the daylight is longer. Spring is the time when the rhododendrons and wildflowers bloom.

On the other hand, for travelers who wish to view the Himalayas at their best, autumn is the best time. The autumn season falls between September and November in Nepal. During the fall, there is a low amount of rain, beautiful clear blue skies contribute to excellent views of mountains. However, there is no season limit for the Everest Base Camp Trek. It can also be made in other seasons.

The seasonal monsoon characterizes summer in Nepal. Overcast weather, downpour, and monsoon-fed rivers with high currents can be imaged during monsoon which makes it difficult to get a better view of the Himalayas. However, the trekkers who do not wish to share a crowded trail with flocking tourists choose the summer season for Everest Base Camp Trek. Winter is an excellent choice; though the temperature remains rather cold, you will appreciate the fantastic view of snow-capped mountains. To sum up, it does not matter whichever season you choose, the Adventure Club Trek will organize the Everest Base Camp Trek making it a memorable part of your life.

Itinerary

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Upon your arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport (KTM), you will be welcomed by a representative from Adventure Club Trek. After sorting out your custom formalities (visa and so on), you will be transferred to your respective hotel in Adventure Club Trek’s private vehicle. After resting for some time at your Hotel, you will attend an orientation about your trek led by the trekking leader over a welcome dinner.

  • AccommodationHotel
  • MealsWelcome Dinner.
  • Max. Altitude1,300m/4,264ft

After breakfast, our city guide will take you to the four UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Kathmandu. Swayambhunath stupa, the famous Buddhist monkey temple is located on the hill from where you can get the picture of Kathmandu valley from a bird’s view. Pashupathinathtemple, one of the most important pilgrimages for Hindus, is located in the eastern part of the city. Likewise, Buddhanath is the largest spherical stupas in Asia. You will also visit the Kathmandu Durbar Squire, a centuries-old royal palace, now turned into national museums, temples, and other buildings, with the finest architectures, with fine cuts and wood carvings. In the afternoon, we get our equipment checked by our Trekking leader, get introduced to fellow participants, and discuss our trip. Overnight in Kathmandu.

  • AccommodationHotel
  • MealsBreakfast.
  • Max. Altitude1,300m/4,264ft

In the early morning, you will be driven to the domestic airport to fly to Lukla. The 40-minute flight offers splendid views of mountains till landing at Lukla (2,800m/9,187ft) airport, the gateway to the Everest Base Camp Trek. The air route is considered majestic as high peaks are a joy to behold from closer. In Lukla, you will have time for tea while our guide would engage himself in dividing a load of baggage to be carried by porters. Now the trekking starts through the pretty well-off Sherpa village. You will cross several tributaries down the trail. The splendid views would go on revealing the natural beauties as you make it to a small settlement of Phakding (2,650m). Here, you have options either to take a rest or go for a short hike to a nearby monastery or just stroll around to get a feel of the land. Overnight in Phakding.

Note:Sometimes, due to renovation and maintenance of the domestic airport in Kathmandu, the flight takes off to Lukla from the Manthali airport in Ramechhap. It's about a 4-hour road trip, which begins early in the morning (around 3 am). Driving early, you do not have to face traffic hassles so that you could catch the flight on time.

  • AccommodationGuesthouse/ Teahouse
  • MealsBreakfast, Lunch and Dinner.
  • Max. Altitude2,651m/ 8700ft

After breakfast, we head for Namche Bazaar following the trail that goes through the pine forest alongside the Dudhkoshi River. We walk across several suspension bridges over rivers during the trek. We pass by Chumoa and Monjo villages before entering the Sagarmatha National Park. The Park offers a scenic view of green vegetation and wildlife. As we ascend the steep trail to Namche Bazaar, we get spectacular views. Namche Bazaar, the gateway to Everest. Overnight in Namche Bazaar.

  • AccommodationGuesthouse/Teahouse
  • MealsBreakfast, Lunch and Dinner.
  • Max. Altitude3440m/11283

There are varieties of decent offices, hotels, internet cafes, and many other offices and trading concerns; ATMs, Banks, military base camps, museums, and varieties of souvenir shops that stock Tibetan antique items as well as accessory equipment and gears for adventurers.

This day we reserve for acclimatization in Namche. For all the trekkers, it is very important to get used to the climate and situation to make the Everest Base Camp Trek successful. For the speedy adjustment to the higher altitude, we hike to Syangboche and further ascend to the Everest View Hotel which is considered to be located at the highest place. From the hotel, we get a splendid view of the Himalayas; Mount Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse, Ama Dablam, Thamserku, Kongde, and others. After having a tea or a coffee break, we gradually descend to the Sherpa villages of Khumjung where we will have lunch. You may also visit the Khumjung Monastery. The legend has it that the monastery houses a Yeti’s scalp.

When we return to Namche, we may choose to relax or enjoy roaming about the town. You may visit the Sherpa museum to learn about the Sherpa culture and the history of mountaineering, or nearby Thame, a historic village. It is worth visiting the school established by Sir Edmond Hillary, the first person to climb Mt Everest. Overnight stay in Namche Bazar.

  • AccommodationGuesthouse/ Teahouse
  • MealsBreakfast, Lunch and Dinner.
  • Max. Altitude3,962m/12995ft

After breakfast, we hit the trail through the forest along the Dudhkoshi River. It’s an easy walk until Phunki Tanga where you will have lunch. From here, we go along the steep ascent all the way to Tengboche village. We visit Tengboche monastery, the largest gompa in the Khumbu region. If we could reach there on time, we may observe a Buddhist religious ceremony that takes place either in the morning or evening. Ornate walls and a 20-feet tall idol of Buddha are the main attraction in the monastery. We get an awe-inspiring view of the Himalayas, including the peaks of Tawache, Everest, Nuptse, Lhotse, Ama Dablam, and Thamserku from the monastery. Overnight stay in Tengboche

  • AccommodationGuesthouse/ Teahouse
  • MealsBreakfast, Lunch and Dinner.
  • Max. Altitude3860m/12660ft

After breakfast, we take a trail descending through a coniferous forest. We can enjoy a panoramic view of Mt Everest, Ama Dablam, and Lhotse while going downhill to Debuche. We cross a suspension bridge over Imja Khola and take the trail that ascends to Pangboche. Further, we follow the upper Pangboche trail which offers better views of the Himalayas. We continue walking through Imja valley to Lobuche and go up to Dingboche village. We can see buckwheat, potato, and barley fields and grazing animals in this beautiful village of Sherpas. Overnight in Dingboche.

  • AccommodationGuesthouse/ Teahouse
  • MealsBreakfast, Lunch and Dinner.
  • Max. Altitude4410m/14464ft

To adapt to the higher altitude, we go for a day hike to Nagarjun Hill (5,100m), a hill located on the edge of Chhukung valley. Getting there is quite a challenge as the trail is very steep at some points. However, once you reach atop the hill, you will be awarded up-close views of Lobuche East (6,119m), Lobuche West (6,145m), Taboche Peak (6,367m), Thamserku (6,608m), Ama Dablam (6,856m), and Kangtega (6,685m). In clear weather conditions, we can also sight Mt. Makalu (8,481m), the fifth highest mountain in the world. Many trekkers carry packed food to enjoy their lunch in this pristine view that Nagarjun Hill offers while others prefer having their lunch back at Dingboche after making a tiring excursion. After a day of admiring the mountains, we return to Dingboche. Overnight in Dingboche.

Alternatively,hike to Chhukung escorts to the gateway of Island peak climbing point. The hiking becomes fruitful adjoined by the delighting Everest Himalayan peaks and back to Dingboche and take a rest.

  • AccommodationGuesthouse/ Teahouse
  • MealsBreakfast, Lunch and Dinner.
  • Max. Altitude5100m

After breakfast, we hit the trail to Lobuche. On the way, there is the campsite of the first successful Everest climbers. Due to the higher altitude, our journey will be challenging as we move ahead. We cross Dusa and reach Duglha after walking for Duglha (4,600m/15,090ft). To avoid acute mountain sickness (AMS), we advise maintaining a steady pace. We take a steep ascent for nearly an hour. On the top of the hill, we pass by memorial stupas dedicated to the climbers, trekkers, and Sherpas who lost their lives in the Everest region over the years. We get the splendid view of Mt Nuptse, Pumori, Khumbtse among the other Himalayas from the higher rocky terrain to Lobuche, a small settlement. Get prepared for the chilly evening and biting cold at night. Overnight in Louche.

  • AccommodationGuesthouse/ Teahouse
  • MealsBreakfast, Lunch and Dinner.
  • Max. Altitude4910m/16105ft

This is the day to realize the dream of exploring the Everest Base Camp (5364m/17594ft). In the early morning, we set off on the journey through rocky terrains alongside the Khumbu glacier to reach Gorakshep (5180m/16990ft). We check in the room at a teahouse, put in our luggage, have a quick lunch, and prepare to continue to the Everest Base Camp. The straight trail to the Everest Base Camp is challenging due to the accumulated glacial debris, rocky dunes, and moraine. At the Everest Base Camp, we enjoy the Khumbu Glacier and icefall. The Everest Base Camp is stunningly beautiful as we get spectacular views of Nuptse, Khumbutse, and Pumori. You may engage yourself in capturing the best experience and memories through the lens as we take enough time here. We may find beautiful mountain mice called 'pika' as well as flocks of Tibetan snow peacocks called Khongma at the base camp. After sinking in the beauty of the mountains, we get back to Gorakshep for an overnight stay.

 

  • AccommodationGuesthouse/ Teahouse
  • MealsBreakfast, Lunch and Dinner.
  • Max. Altitude5180m/16990ft

It is a challenging trek to Kala Patthar(5545m/11283ft) located at a height of around 5,500m. We start our journey before dawn in order to catch the first light which illuminates the peak Nuptse Nup, Changtse, and Lhotse. Kala Patthar stands for black stone in Nepali. Apparently, our trail passes through the rough terrain of black stones. The whole process of sunlight falling on the peaks and turning them into golden objects seems alchemical. We also get the panoramic view of Nuptse (7, 861m/ 25,791 ft.), Ama Dablam (6,812 m/ 22,350 ft.), Lobuche (6,119m/20075 ft.) and Mt Everest from the summit of Kala Patthar. This could be one of the best places and times to capture the panoramas through the lens. We return to Gorakshep for breakfast, pick up our luggage and further descend to Pheriche for the night's stay. If you need to have tea/coffee early in the morning before we start hiking, then you are requested to order in advance before you go to bed. Overnight in Pheriche.

  • AccommodationGuesthouse/ Teahouse
  • MealsBreakfast, Lunch and Dinner.
  • Max. Altitude4210m/13810ft

We descend back to Namche Bazaar today. We walk through rhododendron and juniper woods and cross the bridge over Imja Khola as we trek down to Orsho. In the pine forest, we can spot mountain goats among other wild mammals and pheasants inhabiting the Sagarmatha National Park. We keep on going down the trail to Pangboche. We will make a short ascent to Tengboche. By the late afternoon, we arrive in the familiar town Namche. Overnight in Namche,

  • AccommodationGuesthouse/ Teahouse
  • MealsBreakfast, Lunch and Dinner.
  • Max. Altitude3440m/11283

After breakfast, we prepare for the final epic of this adventurous trek. We take the same path back to Lukla. We cross the Hillary Suspension Bridge and pass by various settlements going uphill and downhill and reach Lukla. You will have free time to enjoy sightseeing and roam about the Lukla village. In the evening you can have fun and celebrate the moment. Overnight in Lukla.

  • AccommodationGuesthouse/ Teahouse
  • MealsBreakfast, Lunch and Dinner.
  • Max. Altitude2800m/9184ft

Taking an early morning flight from Lukla to Kathmandu of 40 minutes, we receive you at the airport and transfer you to the hotel. It's time to release the tiredness, enjoy walking around the local market and buy souvenirs in the afternoon. Overnight at a hotel.

Note: In case of a flight delay, either you will have to stay in Lukla till the weather becomes clear or you have the option to take a helicopter ride. In case of maintenance of a domestic airport in Kathmandu, you may have to fly from Lukla to Manthali Airport and drive further to Kathmandu. The 4 to 5-hour drive may extend due to the traffic congestion.

  • AccommodationHotel
  • MealsBreakfast.
  • Max. Altitude1,300m/4,264ft

Today is the leisure day, actually, an extra day saved to meet the deadline in case of any delays due to bad weather in Lukla. If everything goes well as planned, this day is used as a leisure day in Kathmandu. You are free to spend the day roaming around or do the shopping for souvenirs or just relax. If you need a guide, we will be at your service. In the evening, the Adventure Club Trek will host a farewell dinner for you in a typical Nepali restaurant. Overnight at a hotel.

  • AccommodationHotel
  • MealsBreakfast, and Farewell Dinner.
  • Max. Altitude1,300m/4,264ft

Our Everest Base Camp Trek-16 Days ends here. A representative from the Adventure Club Trek will accompany you and see you off at Tribhuvan International airport a few hours before the scheduled flight to your home.

Note: If you still have a few days after the trekking schedule, you might be interested to experience other adventurous activities like jungle safari, Rafting, Bungee jumpingand paragliding. You may contact the Adventure Club Trek for the arrangement.

  • MealsBreakfast.

Note:Your safety is of the utmost concern whilst you are traveling with Adventure Club Trek. We will make every effort possible to follow the original itinerary but we reserve the right to change that itinerary if a segment of it becomes a safety issue. Certain mountain regions are remote, natural disasters can happen, weather conditions can decline and there can be illness or an injury. To avoid dangerous situations we may occasionally have to make changes to the itinerary to ensure everyone’s safety. That having been said, Adventure Club Trek will strive to provide you with the best possible trekking experience and to keep your safety our number one priority. We thank you for your understanding.

Trip Map

Everest Base Camp Trek - 16 Days map

Cost Details

Price Includes

  • Arrival and departure transfer by private tourist vehicle
  • Standard twin sharing Hotel accommodation in Kathmandu with breakfast as per the itinerary.
  • Best available twin sharing lodge for accommodation during the trek
  • Three daily meals with tea/coffee (breakfast, lunch, and dinner) during the trek
  • Seasonal fruits during the trek
  • Government licensed; English speaking guides trained in wilderness first aid
  • Guided city tour in Kathmandu including temples’ / monuments’ entrance fees and private vehicle
  • Round-trip airfare between Kathmandu and Lukla including airport departure tax
  • All ground transportation on a comfortable private vehicle as per the itinerary.
  • Welcome and farewell dinner.
  • Everest National Park permits and TIMS permits for trekking.
  • Assistant trekking guides walk with the group to support as necessary.
  • Porters to carry your luggage during the trek (1 porter for 2 trekkers)
  • Staff costs include their salary, accommodation, food, domestic airfare, and medicine.
  • Insurance covering all staff and porters as per state law
  • Down jacket and sleeping bag (to be returned after trip completion)
  • Complimentary Adventure Club Trek T-shirt, and trekking map
  • Duffle bag for trekking
  • Medical kit (carried by your trek leader)
  • Travel and rescue arrangement (if needed - at an additional cost)
  • All government and local taxes.

Price Excludes

  • Nepal visa (USD 30 for 15 days and USD 50 for 30 days and US$125 for 90 days)
  • Lunch and evening meals in Kathmandu
  • International air fares/flights (fares and flights can be arranged upon the request)
  • Personal expenses (alcoholic drinks, bottled water, cold drinks)
  • Travel Insurance (Essential – Should include emergency evacuation coverage while trekking up to 5500+ meters).
  • Personal trekking equipment
  • Tips for guides, porters, and drivers (tipping is expected, but it is not mandatory)

Date & Prices

     
Start DateStart: MondayJune 27, 2022End DateEnd: TuesdayJuly 12, 2022StatusStatusAvailablePricePriceUS $1439
Start DateStart: ThursdayJune 30, 2022End DateEnd: FridayJuly 15, 2022StatusStatusAvailablePricePriceUS $1439

The Published dates are guaranteed departures. If the scheduled dates are not suitable for you, we will be happy to create our trips to suit your needs. Let us know what kind of trip you are looking for, and our travel experts will help customize your dream destination.

Useful Info

Meals

All meals — breakfast, lunch, and dinner — will be provided during the trek, and breakfast will only be provided in Kathmandu. We host welcome and farewell dinners for our guests. During the trek, we have breakfast and dinner at tea-houses or lodges where we spend nights while there will be lunch at tea-houses on the way. You have the option to choose from Nepali, continental, Tibetan, and Indian cuisines. As we take care of our guests, we ensure that you are getting healthy food. We prioritize locally produced organic food and also provide you with seasonable fruits. During the climbing session, hygienic, freshly-cooked food will be provided.

Note: If you are a vegetarian, let us know in advance so that we could make proper arrangements for food as per your wish during the trek

Accommodation

You will be accommodated in a three-star standard hotel in Kathmandu and a guesthouse/teahouse during the trek. All accommodations are on a twin-shared basis. A single supplement will be served on request and will cost an additional. Adventure Club Trek will arrange rooms with attached washrooms; however, teahouses in some places only have shared washing and toilet facilities. Also, note that single rooms are readily available in Kathmandu and the trekking regions at lower altitudes but, it might be complicated to find them at higher altitudes.

Drinking-Water

Adventure Club provides all the meals on the trek but doesn't provide water. The best option is to treat the local water either with chlorine/iodine tablets or use a steripen. The tea houses will give you good quality free water and, you can also get along the trail but, you will need to treat it. If you are using the tablets make sure they dissolve completely (about 30 mins). On most treks, you can buy mineral water along the trail. A liter of mineral water at lower elevation tea houses costs around USD 1 but at higher elevations can cost up to $4 so the cost can add up.

Acclimatization And High-Altitude Sickness

The acclimatization planned during the trip helps trekkers adapt to the environment with less oxygen. Our body needs time to adjust to the higher altitudes. Rushing to the higher elevation without acclimatization may result in acute mountain sickness (AMS) which could be fatal. The trekkers may suffer from AMS above 2,400m/7,875ft as the amount of oxygen becomes less and less with the increase in elevation.

We can categorize AMS into three categories with its symptoms. The trekker suffering from normal AMS feels giddy, gets headaches, Nausea, and is out of breath, and is suggested not to worry as it disappears after the body gets used to less amount of oxygen. Likewise, trekkers suffering from mild AMS show symptoms of dizziness, muscular pain, insomnia, headache, vomit, loss of appetite, rapid heartbeat, and shortness of breath. Mild AMS can be treated with anti-headache medicines.

A person suffering from serious AMS shows heightened symptoms including shortness of breath even while taking rest. The trekker with serious symptoms can barely walk and fluids may start building up in the lungs. The trekker having serious AMS has to be taken to the lower altitude immediately.

Advanced cases of AMS

If AMS is not treated in time, it can be life-threatening and lead to edema, a condition in which fluid is accumulated in the tissues of the body. Following are the two serious altitude sicknesses caused at high altitudes.

High Altitude Cerebral Edema (HACE)

In HACE, the brain gets swollen which can lead to coma and even death. Its symptoms are paralysis on one side of the body, bladder dysfunction, fatigue, bowel dysfunction, loss of coordination, and confusion. Descend to a lower altitude as soon as possible to prevent the worsening of the condition.

High Altitude Pulmonary Edema (HAPE)

Fluid is accumulated in the lungs which also increases the capillary pressure. Its symptoms include severe shortness of breath at rest, dry cough that later leads to producing pink frothy sputum, and fatigue. Important Note: Severe cases of AMS are pretty rare. All our guides at the Adventure Club Trek, are aware of the symptoms of AMS and can handle it with care. We prioritize acclimatization, talk about the use of Diamox beforehand and counsel all our trekkers on the risk and preventive factors before and during the trip. Your safety is our main concern.

First-Aid Kit

Our guides and porters are equipped with a basic first-aid kit during regular treks. For expeditions that take on the isolated and off the beaten trekking paths, a comprehensive first-aid kit is compulsory, and the same goes for climbing expeditions as well.

  • A bandage in case of sprains.

  • Plasters/ Band-aids and antiseptic ointments for simple cuts

  • Iodine or water filter (optional) instead of buying bottled mineral water

  • Moleskin/Second skin in case of blisters.

  • Aspirin/Paracetamol -painkiller.

  • Oral rehydration salts-Nava Jeevan or Jeevan Jal (orange-flavored ORS)

  • The broad-spectrum antibiotic (norfloxacin or ciprofloxacin).

  • Anti-diarrhea medication (antibiotic).

  • Diarrheal stopper (Imodium - optional).

  • Diamox 250/500mg (for altitude sickness).

  • Gel hand cleaner/sanitizer.

Note: We can add medical supplies as per the special needs of the trekkers to the first-aid kit given above.

Equipment And Packing List

We recommend that you bring the items to the list below. If your trek is longer or shorter than that, appropriate adjustments can be made, reflect the specific requirements, season, and length of the trip. The items marked with an asterisk (*) will be provided by Adventure Club Trek at no additional cost. You are welcome to use your own such articles if you already have them and prefer your own. Many of the trekking items can be bought cheaply in the Thamel neighborhood of Kathmandu; quality will vary, with the items imported from China often being of higher quality. There are also several high-end shops in Kathmandu which carry well-known brands. Since your pack will be carried by our porters, please remember the weight limit is 20kg (40 lbs since there is nothing there but some prayer flags. Also, please note that you did not send me any list of gear.

* The Adventure Club Trek will lend each trekker a set of down Jackets, sleeping bags,s and duffle bags.

* Our main guide, trained in wilderness first aid, will carry a comprehensive medical kit.

Important Documents and Items

  • Valid passport, 2 extra passport size photos, airline tickets.
  • Dollars, pounds, or Euros in cash for purchasing a Nepali visa at Kathmandu airport, paying for restaurants and hotels, for gratuities, and snacks, and purchasing your own drinks and gifts.
  • Credit cards, Bank/ATM/Cash machine cards for withdrawing funds from cash machines (bring a photocopy of your cards), traveler's checks, etc

  HEAD

  • Bandana or headscarf, also useful for dusty conditions
  • Warm hat that covers your ears (wool or synthetic)
  • Headlamp with extra batteries and bulbs
  • Sunglasses with UV protection
  • Prescription sunglasses (if required)
  • UPPER BODY
  • Polypropylene shirts (1 half sleeve and 2 long sleeves)
  • Light and expedition weight thermal tops
  • Fleece wind-stopper jacket or pullover
  • Waterproof (preferably breathable fabric) shell jacket
  • Down vest and/or jacket *
  • Gore-Tex jacket with hood, waterproof and breathable

LOWER BODY

  •  Non-cotton underwear briefs
  • 1 pair of Hiking shorts
  • 1 pair of hiking trousers
  • 1 pair of lightweight thermal bottoms (seasonal)
  • 1 pair of fleece or woolen trousers
  • 1 pair of waterproof shell pants, breathable fabric

FEET

  • 2 pairs of thin, lightweight inner socks
  • 2 pairs of heavy poly or wool socks
  • 1 pair of Hiking boots with spare laces (sturdy soles, water-resistant, ankle support, “broken-in”)
  • 1 pair of trainers or running shoes and/or sandals
  • Cotton socks (optional)
  • Gaiters (winter only), optional, “low” ankle high version

HANDS

  • 1 pair of lightweight poly liner gloves.
  • 1 pair of lightweight wool or fleece gloves
  • 1 pair of mittens, consists of 1 Gore-Tex over mitt matched with a very warm polar-fleece mitt liner (seasonal)

TOILETRIES

  • 1 medium-sized quick-drying towel
  • Toothbrush/paste (preferably biodegradable)
  • Multipurpose soap (preferably biodegradable)
  • Deodorants
  • Nail clippers
  • Face and body moisturizer
  • Female hygiene products
  • Small mirror
  • Personal Hygiene
  • Wet wipes (baby wipes)
  • Tissue /toilet roll
  • Anti-bacterial handwash

SLEEPING

  • 1 sleeping bag (good to -10 degrees C or 14 degrees F)*
  • Fleece sleeping bag liner (optional)
  • Rucksack and Travel Bags
  • 1 medium rucksack (50-70 liters/3000-4500 cubic inches, can be used for an airplane carryon)
  • 1 large duffel bag *
  • A small daypack/backpack for carrying your valuables should have good shoulder padding
  • Small padlocks for duffel-kit bags
  • 2 large waterproof rucksack covers (optional)

MEDICAL

  • Small, personal first-aid kit. (Simple and light)
  • Aspirin, first-aid tape, and plasters (Band-Aids)
  • Anti-diarrhea pills
  • Anti-headache pills
  • Cough and/or cold medicine
  • Anti-altitude sickness pills: Diamox or Acetylpolyamine
  • Stomach antibiotic: Ciprofloxacin, etc. Do not bring sleeping pills as they are respiratory depressants.
  • Water purification tablets or the water filter
  •  Extra pair of prescription glasses, contact lens supplies
  • Extras/Luxuries
  • Reading book
  • Trail map/guide book
  • Journal and pen
  • Binoculars (optional)
  • Voltage converter (from 220 to 110)
  • Plug adapter (2 round pegs to 2 flat pegs)

Experience Required

Everest Base Camp Trek is a moderate trek suitable for passionate walkers who can walk at least 5-6 hours a day with a light rucksack. On some days, we might even need to walk for 7 to 8 hours. Walking in higher altitudes is more physically demanding than walking in the lower altitudes; however, if we are in excellent health with average physical fitness, have a positive attitude, and strong determination, we can accomplish the trek. Exercising and jogging regularly is a good idea to enhance our strength and stability. Past hiking experience would be an asset, but no technical skill is required for this trip. Participants with pre-existing medical conditions such as heart, lung, and blood diseases should inform Adventure Club Trek before booking the trek. We also recommend that you consult your doctor(s) before the trip.

Best Time to Travel

Autumn (Sept -Nov) and Spring (March-May) are the best seasons for the Everest Base Camp Trek. The weather is sunny and warm with outstanding views. Trekking in Summer or Monsoon (June to Aug) will be affected by rain but a summer trek could be a boon for a keen botanist.

Visa And Entry Procedures

Everyone needs a visa to enter Nepal except Indian nationals. Citizens of the SAARC nations like Pakistan, Bangladesh, and Bhutan do not require visa for a period of 30 days. Fortunately, getting a Nepal visa is an easy process. Tourist visas are issued on arrival at the international airport and official overland entry points. However, travelers from Afghanistan, Iraq, Cameroon, Ghana, Somalia, Swaziland, Senegal, Zimbabwe, Nigeria, Ethiopia, and Liberia are not issued visa on arrival. After you arrive at the Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu, you will find electronic kiosks that will assist your visa processing. Taking the completed form and paying the visa fee, you need to stay in the long immigration queue for your visa on arrival.

Visitors can now apply for online visa within15 days of their arrival date in Nepal. For this, you will need your Nepal hotel address and a digital passport-sized photo that needs to be uploaded to the online application. After submitting the form online, you need to print out the confirmation page which has to be furnished at the immigration section in Kathmandu airport along with your passport and the required visa fee. You can apply for your online Nepal visa here.

Tourists can also apply for a Nepali visa at the local Nepali Embassy or Consulate located in their respective countries. Or, they can even mail their visa application to the visa office near their location, but well ahead of time to allow sufficient processing time. Nepal visa information for all categories of travelers and their correspondence cost can be very handy, so for more information and contact details of the Nepali Embassies and Consulate around the world, you may CLICK HERE.

Whichever way you enter Nepal, you will be given a 15/30/90 day visa as per your requirement. The general Nepal tourist visa fee on arrival for multiple entries is:

15 days – US$30, 30 days – US$50, and 90days – US$125

Tourist visas can be extended for a maximum of 150 days in a year and these extensions are granted only at the department of immigration offices at Pokhara and Kathmandu. For more information on Nepal visa, visit our visa information page.

Our Trekking Guides/Leaders 

Here at Adventure Club, our staff is like family. We only use locals to support their communities and we train our staff rigorously to be the best they can be – for you! 

  •  Full first aid training
  • Guide Training (trekking)
  • English and other common languages (as requested) 
  • Village and land Conservation 
  • Mountaineering (for specialty expedition or climbing treks)

All our guides are highly trained in all aspects of trekking, conversation, first-aid, and emergency evacuation. They are all very professional, knowledgeable, and passionate about the field of tourism. They are local guides and their English is sometimes limited to trek-related topics. They know how to facilitate running a smooth and safe trip whilst appreciating the beauty of the Himalayan world.

Porters Care

On any team, courtesy and respect are fundamental for an enjoyable and worthwhile experience. Our porters are an essential, integral part of each trekking team, and as such, they are well-treated and well-paid. At the conclusion of your trek, we believe you will find that they have fully earned your gratitude and respect. We do expect all trekkers to keep the weight of their baggage under 22kgs/40lbs. Adventure Club Trek maintains a full commitment to the rights of our porters, providing them with appropriate clothing, gear, and lodging. In case of serious accident or sickness, they receive the same care as anyone else employed on the trekking team, even including evacuation by helicopter at our expense if appropriate. We fully support the IPPG (International Porter Protection Group), which strives to maintain and improve our porter's working conditions.

Travel Insurance

To be adequately protected in terms of insurance, you will need specialist travel insurance for participation in hazardous activities. A travel insurance policy that covers helicopter evacuation, trip cancellation, injury, death, lost baggage, theft, liability, medical treatment, and expenses is strongly recommended. Make sure the insurance covers all the activities that you will be undertaking during your stay in Nepal such as trekking and climbing. If you are injured and unable to travel, you can ask for a rescue helicopter from a remote area only if you have definite proof you can pay for it. Adventure Club Trek has an agreement in Kathmandu that guarantees payment for helicopter evacuations. They pay a cash deposit to the helicopter operator and collect the money from you once you have been rescued. Be sure your policy specifically covers mountaineering or alpinism or you may have a difficult time settling a claim.

Electricity, WIFI, and  Battery  Recharge

During your trek on the Everest region, electricity is available to recharge your phones, laptop, iPads from micro-hydro power, and solar panels on a paying basis. As for Wi-Fi, there are no hotspots along the trekking trail after Namche. The only two places offering free Wi-Fi are Starbucks coffee in Lukla and Everest Bakery in Namche. At other places upwards, you need to pay for using internet services, which increases gradually with the altitude.

Communication On Trek 

On the 16 Days Everest Base Camp Trek in Nepal, the internet service will be available at lodges with some extra service charge. You can contact your family and friends from the guesthouses, but as we reach high altitude, the communication will be through the phone for safety purposes. We communicate with all our valuable clients through the team leader at least once a day to make sure you are fine and enjoying the trip. The Adventure Club Trek office in Kathmandu will constantly touch for help you may need during the trek. Depending on the network you use, there could be a poor signal to network before the high altitude. Upon your request, we can provide you with a separate local sim card for a better network. Many places have WIFI service available at an extra cost.

Group Size and Team Composition 

We always try to form a small group of like-minded people to give them a wonderful and perceptive travel experience. It provides opportunities to interact and share with each other in a fun-filled environment when out in the wilderness. Generally, our travel group comprises a maximum of 16 members. We need at least two participants to run our fixed departure dates. For private trips, the number of group members do not apply. We always strive to form a team ensuring that the members are comfortable with one another.

Tipping 

Tipping is not mandatory in Nepal as most services include a service charge. However, if you want to express your gratitude, you are free to offer a tip to drivers, and hotel staff among others. People usually welcome such generosity. When it comes to tipping your porters or trekking leaders, use your discretion as per the quality of the services. Tip money does not form a part of our employees’ wages. However, you can use tipping as a way of showing appreciation for excellent service at the end of the trip.

FAQs

  • Q1. How difficult is the Everest Base Camp Trek?

    Everest Base Camp Trek is an adventurous journey that goes up to 5,500m/18,192ft on the lap of the world's highest peak. However, you do not have to be an expert in mountaineering to accomplish this trek. The acclimatization period of about one week set in the initial phase of the trek will prepare you to adjust the condition at a higher altitude. It only requires good mental health and physique. With the leadership of our experienced guide qualified in first aid, you will be able to complete the trek efficiently. There will always be a guide beside you to make sure that you take a frequent break and drink a lot of fluids as you climb higher on mountains. Your safety is our main concern. We will take care of all your needs to ensure you are happy with this 16-day Everest Base Camp Trek.

  • Representatives from the Adventure Club Trek will receive you with a warm welcome at Tribhuvan International Airport, the sole international airport in Nepal.

  • Yes, most of our departures sell out during the peak seasons but during the off-season, we generally have smaller groups. We guarantee all departures. Once you make the deposit, we will certainly organize the trek for you. Your departure can also be scheduled.

  • You can pay the balance with a credit card or in cash (we accept all major currencies) before making the departure on the trek. This is to inform you that we charge 3.5% fee for credit card payments. So, it’s up to you to choose the modes of payment.

  • It is sometimes the case that trekkers finish ahead of schedule or they end up stopping the trek early for health or personal reasons. If this is the case, please understand that we cannot offer any refunds for unused days on the trek. Please understand that our costs are the same as we have an obligation to pay our guides and porters for the time they have committed.

  • Due to adverse weather condition or other technical issues, flights may get cancelled or delayed to and from Lukla. In such a case, we can rebook your flight for the next day. In order to deal with such an unpredictable situation (adverse weather condition, flight delay), we recommend you to prepare and schedule a couple of extra days for the trek.

    Alternatively, there is an option to charter a private helicopter to ensure you do not miss the deadline for the trekking or the scheduled international flight. The helicopter takes 4 to 5 passengers at a time. A chartered helicopter flight will cost an extra USD 2,500. On a sharing basis, it costs USD 500 per person. The trekkers will have to bear and share the cost of the trekking guide also for the helicopter ride. The price is applicable during emergencies.

    As there are a limited number of helicopters that are also engaged in other activities in the mountains, you will have to be in a queue to get the helicopter flight. The possibility to get the helicopter flight at the requested time is less. So, earlier you book the flight, earlier your turn comes to get the helicopter flight.

  • The foods provided during the trek are healthy. We provide you with breakfast and dinner at tea-houses or lodges where we spend the night and lunch at other tea-houses on the way. You can choose from varieties of Nepali, Continental, Tibetan, and Indian cuisines. Locally produced organic food and seasonable fruits are kept on priority.

  • The tea houses at lower elevations may have proper facilities while accommodations get quite basic with minimal facilities at higher altitudes. Tea houses are operated by locals.

    Toilets and Shower

    The tea houses in lower altitudes have a western-style flushing toilet. At higher altitudes, there are squat toilets made of either a ceramic basin on the ground or a few planks positioned over a hole in the ground which is always outside the room. Most of the guesthouses do not provide toiletries. Hence, you have to carry the toiletry kits yourself. For the hot shower, a tea house provides a bucket full of hot water which needs to be paid for.

    Electricity and Device charging

    Most tea houses have electricity for lighting as well as for a few plug points, usually located in the communal areas. They do charge an extra fee of Rs 100 up to Tengboche for charging the battery of a device. Moreover, there are solar panels in the tea houses at higher altitudes which charge Rs 200 to 400. Some tea houses have internet access and offer Wi-Fi hotspots at a charge. These are usually unreliable. We advise you to purchase a 3G sim card for the duration of your journey.

  • As a preparation, it is better to train to improve strength as well as cardio endurance. About one or two months before you hit the trail to the Everest Base Camp, you may start hiking and walking long distances at least once a week. Taking long walks carrying a daypack will help you build up endurance. You should be able to walk for 5 to 6 hours with the least break. In case of chronic diseases and conditions, we advise you to consult with your doctor before making the trip to the Everest Base Camp.

  • The popular Everest Base Camp is safe. Generally, the mountains are susceptible to avalanches and other natural disasters. Only a few deaths occur every year and also most of them as a result of altitude-related sickness or other underlying conditions or diseases aggravated by the altitude. Acclimatization is the most important part of a preventive measure.

  • Although Everest Trek or Everest Base Camp Trek is one most challenging trail, there is no age limit or age restriction for it. The Everest Base camp trek can be completed with the proper guidance and assistance of trekking guides and porters.

    There are records of a seven-year-old child and a septuagenarian completing the Everest Base Camp Trek. A little over two-week-long EBC Trek includes two-day acclimatization — the first one in Namche Bazaar and the second one in Dingboche that helps trekkers to adapt to the changing climates and high altitudes. It only takes strong confidence and ability to face all barriers, any person with a good physique can complete the Everest Base camp trek. If you do not want to take a risk, but still want to reach the Everest Base Camp or want to get a closer view of Mt Everest you may take a helicopter tour.

  • We get a lot of first-time trekkers in our groups so, even if you don't have the experience, you will be in good company. Your fitness level should be such that your comfortable walking all day. Previous, hiking, or trekking experience is always a plus.

  • Yes, tea houses have electricity in common areas. They do charge an extra fee of Rs 100 Up to Tengboche for charging the battery of a device. Moreover, there are solar panel in the tea houses in higher altitudes above Tengboche which charge Rs 200 to 400.

  • There will be the main guide as well as assistant guides who accompany the slowest person in the group. Take note that trekking in high altitude is not about speed and pace. Every day you will have your target destination and whether you reach there in the early afternoon or a few hours late does not really matter. What really is important is that the slower you go, the better you will be able to acclimatize. The Everest Base Camp Trek is not about being the fastest person at all. It is about taking your time, going super slow and having an amazing journey. It is said, the best adventures are not the ones that are rushed or the ones that you just pass by, they are the ones where you stop, look around and take it all step by step.

  • Adventure Club Trek is a professionally managed trekking company based in Nepal. We have a policy of employing competent Local Trekking Group Leaders and Guides, who cares about the fragile environment, know Nepal better, and have empathy to porters and staff. They are fluent in English and have undergone extensive Trek leader and Guide courses, wilderness first aid, mountaineering, eco-trekking training, etc. to ensure that they are fully competent in all aspects of trekking, climbing, nature, and conservation, first aid to high altitude medicine. All of them have year's long trip-leading experience and high dedication to rendering qualitative services. Many of them have work experience in international adventure travel companies.

  • You can meet the guides before leaving, the porters are all local to the area of your trek (this helps us to give something back to the local community) so you will meet them upon your arrival to your trekking gateway.

  • Yes, our guides are well trained and qualified with fluent English. Some of them have also conversational skills in other European languages.

  • The Adventure Club Trek has qualified and certified guides who have fluent English speaking. Most of the porters understand basic English, but do not speak it.

  • Yes, all of our staff at the Adventure Club Trek are insured against sickness and injury.

  • Credit cards are accepted almost everywhere in Nepal, but during the Everest Base Camp, the credit cards are accepted only in Namche Bazaar.

  • The trip cost offered by Adventure Club trek is almost an all-inclusive price. Once you buy our Everest Base Camp trek, you really do not need so much cash during the trek. On an average, US$ 300 should be enough for personal drinks, tips, and shopping. There are ATM facilities right from Lukla en route up to Namche Bazaar

  • If any problem occurs, it will be dealt with as suits the group. If the group is in a hurry, we will split the group, and one English-speaking guide will remain with (or descend with) the person while the rest of the group continues with the other English-speaking guide. If the group is not in a hurry, they can wait for a day or two while the person acclimatizes. Our guide carries a first aid kit which includes Diamox, the drug used to treat altitude sickness. If there is a case of severe altitude sickness or any other emergency, we will call an emergency helicopter pickup (paid for by your insurance company) and the person can be taken to hospital in Kathmandu, usually accompanied by a friend, or if they're traveling alone, an English-speaking guide.

  • Yes, absolutely! You can do the Everest Base Camp trek with us, but you need to contact us on time, i.e., at least three months prior to the trek date. We need to know about your health history and your daily lifestyle as well. Once we get to know about these parameters, then we can advise whether you are eligible for the trek or not. We may also suggest you to undertake certain exercises and short-day hikes accordingly.

  • If you become sick during the trek or show symptoms of altitude sickness but still want to continue, you may contact us directly by phone/email or ask your guide to contact our office in Kathmandu to make arrangements. That's why we advise all trekkers to plan for the trek in Nepal with 3 extra days and with the plan to change your international flights if needed.

    You may take a rest and wait for a day or two at a tea house to recover. An assistant guide or a porter will be there to wait for you in case you need any assistance. After you recover, your assistant will guide you to catch-up with your group. If it takes more than two days to recover, you may have to descend to Namche Bazaar with either the porter or the assistant guide so that we could arrange a private trekking guide to meet your new schedule. There is always a benefit of spending more time in the mountain. For instance, you will have proper acclimatization while descending to Namche Bazaar. There will be less chance of suffering from altitude-related sickness when you ascend again. We charge an additional cost for adjusting a new schedule with another guide beyond your original schedule.

  • We will lend you the sleeping bags and down jackets which will be enough for you. But if you want extra, you may get them at a rent of US Dollar 2 per day.

  • We ensure the travel safety of all our trekking guests, both male and female. Nepal, on the whole, is both very safe and welcoming of foreign visitors. We have long-standing, strong relationships with the lodges we frequent, and know them to be safe and reliable. In addition, our guides are consistently mindful of all guests' whereabouts while trekking. We travel in small groups, all the better to easily maintain continual contact.

  • You should bring only the items that you will use during the trek. The main pack or the duffle bag provided by the Adventure Club Trek should weigh no more than 11kg/24pounds. which will be carried by porters. We advise you to bring some dry bags inside your duffle bag in order to pack wet clothes, shoes, dirty clothes etc. There will be one porter to carry two trekkers' main pack during the trek. Apart from this, you should also carry a daypack that weighs about 5kg (11pounds)

  • This is certainly possible if you have arranged a private trek with us. If you are doing a group trek, please ask us in advance on how this might be arranged and we will do our best to find a good solution.

  • We can arrange a private room in Kathmandu. In some of the villages on the trek, it may be possible to have a private room (with a little bit of extra cost) and we will do our best to arrange that. However, during busy times of the year there is a limited amount of lodging available in some of the villages so it's generally impossible to arrange private rooms. This is the case even if you're willing to pay extra since the tea house owners will not give out a private room if it means someone else goes without a room.

  • Not the crampons, but we recommend micro-spikes for Everest Base Camp Trek or Gokyo Trek, especially the three passes trek. There is a possibility of snow and ice on any of the treks. Most likely these will not be used, but picking up a pair of these will help you prepare for the worst. Micro-spikes can be attached securely to the footwear and require no special buckles or straps to attach.

  • The coldest temperatures at the Everest Summit and Base Camp occur from mid-December to the end of January. The temperatures at the summit drop to average -37C (-35F) while those at Everest Basecamp to -17C (1.4F). Temperatures rise rapidly in the spring (from mid-April) although nights still remain cold and chilly.

    Day temperatures are comfortable with sunny skies, but it gets below freezing at night during the winter. During the spring, the day temperatures are warm enough for travellers to trek in t-shirts while it can be chilly at night. During monsoon, rain and snowfall are common. Autumn is a great time with clear days and comfortable temperatures.

  • Operating lodges at Everest Base Camp is strictly prohibited. However, Everest authorities allow sleeping at the base camp in tents during the Everest Expedition Spring Season with special permits. If you have friends or acquaintance in the expedition team, you may get opportunity to sleep at the Everest Base Camp with an approval from our guide leading your team.

  • Severe cases of AMS are pretty rare. As first aid, we can take Diamox on the Everest Base Camp trek. All our guides at the Adventure Club Trek, are aware of the symptoms of AMS and can handle the situation with care. We prioritize acclimatization, talk about the use of Diamox beforehand and counsel all our trekkers on the risk and preventive factors before and during the trip. Your safety is our main concern.

  • Yes, make sure to have both medical and evacuation insurance before coming to Nepal for the Everest Base Camp trekking. You should be careful in choosing a policy while traveling to a Himalayan country like Nepal as some insurance companies may make special exceptions for adventure travel. If you are confused about the insurance, please inform us and we will help you. It is usually better to arrange your insurance in your country before you travel.

  • Make sure to keep all of the items in your carry on during the flight. You don't want to be without important documents or medication if your luggage is delayed for some reason. You should carry these in your day pack on the trek as well.

  • During October, the average daytime temperature reaches up to 14°C / 57.2°F. On sunny days, the temperature reaches about 20 °C / 68°F. The night and mornings are the coldest. At night it can reach up to -6°C / 21.2°F while on a cold morning it can drop to -10 °C / 14°F in regions above 4000 meters / 13,123 feet.

  • As you are close to the mountains, the temperature is cold and chilly even during summertime. The lower regions might have a harsh temperature due to the possibility of rainfall at the end of May. The temperature may range from 20-30°C / 68-86°F.

  • Yes, cell phone networks can be found on the trail of Everest Base Camp trek. Most of the places get cell phone coverage either by Nell or NTC networks. However, at certain areas, there may be no coverage at all.

  • Our EBC 16 days trekking packages include 3 nights hotel in Kathmandu and we can arrange extra nights for $45 (single) or $60 (double room). Please let us know in advance if you need extra nights so they can be reserved. You can pay any extra nights when you arrive to the hotel directly. Sometimes you will find cheaper rates online for these hotels, but the advantage of having us make the arrangements is that if your Lukla flight is delayed we can shift or cancel the reservation at no extra cost.

  • The best time to visit Everest Base Camp depends on what kind of activities you hope to do.

    Spring (March-May) or fall (October-November) is a suitable time for trekking. The weather remains favorable with clear skies, little-to-no rain, and less chance of problematic snowfall. The trails are the busiest with flocked travelers during the Spring and the Autumn.

    Although the monsoon season (June to early September) is not an ideal time to travel to EBC due to wet weather and muddy conditions that can lead to landslides on trails, the temperatures remain warmer. If you do not mind getting a bit wet trekking can be done on this route as the higher you go in altitude, there will be less rain. You can also do trekking in the winter. you will get crystal-clear views of mountains despite extremely cold weather. You will need to be well prepared for freezing conditions.

    Helicopter tour can be done any time except for monsoon season.

  • Mack O'Brien
    Mack O'BrienUnited StatesDate: June 04, 2019

    EBC Trek - Unforgettable Journey!

    What an amazing experience! It would be impossible to put into words. The views, the people, the food, and the villages we stayed, unforgettable. What a special place!

    I feel so grateful to have met and trekked with our guide Birendra, one of the best people on the planet. Not to mention he is one of the coolest and funniest guys with a huge heart. He is a lifetime friend for sure. I can't imagine the trip being anywhere near what it was without him there to lead us.

    I know that he's been in the industry for over 20 years and I don't think that anyone is more connected. For example, the airport runways were shut down and Birendra personally called the owner of a helicopter company and got our group off of the mountain without much delay at all. I know that other people were stranded there for days. He simply goes above and beyond the call of duty in every sense. I would trust my family and friends with him, he's one of the best guides I've ever had.

    I can't say enough good things about this trek or this company.

    I hope you get the chance to experience it all for yourself!!

    -Mack

  • emilycj2017
    emilycj2017United KingdomDate: April 05, 2018

    Outstanding service and care. EBC trek 2017

    This was an adventure of a lifetime for me and Birendra and his team were with us the whole way. They were enthusiastic and encouraging, always on hand to help and be of service, and full of local knowledge and advice, and I felt constantly supported by them all the way. Everything went really smoothly and the whole trip was superbly organized even when weather or illness meant a change to plans it was all handled with great care and professionalism. I would highly recommend Birendra's company.

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