Overview

  • Duration: 16 Days
  • Diffculty: Strenuous 
  • Best Time: October - May
  • Max. Altitude: 5550 m

Everest Base Camp Trek - The Ultimate Lifetime Adventure in the Himalayas

Everest Base Camp Trek is the most popular and once-in-a-lifetime adventure destination. Trekking to the Base Camp of Mt. Everest is the ultimate adventure route and goal for trekkers around the globe. The Himalayan vista is simply awe-inspiring with ancient ornate monasteries amid the staggering glaciers and glistening peaks around. Obviously, the fascinating Sherpa people, their culture, and tradition add more charm to this historical journey to Everest base camp elevation of 5364 meters (17598 feet ) above sea level.

Less Trodden Route to Everest Base Camp

We take an exciting flight to STOL airport of Lukla to start the guided adventure hike to the Mt Everest base camp in Nepal, the ultimate lifetime adventure in the Himalayas. Trekking next to the Dudh Koshi River, we hike up to the buzzing Sherpa Capital of Namche Bazaar. We stay two nights at Namche Bazzar with an exploration hike around to ensure the proper acclimation. Besides that, we follow the less trodden route to Dingboche exploring the hidden valley of Khumjung, Mongla, and Phortse. No doubt our expertly crafted hiking Everest region trek route explores the unspoiled corners of the Khumbu region. Obviously, most of the classic EBC Kalapathar trekkers simply miss it.

Journey to mt. Everest Base Camp Trek- the great challenge and achievement. Ultimate adventure thrill of being so close to the world's highest peak.

The alpine scenery becomes more rugged as we hike above the tree line along the Khumbu glacier moraines to Gorak Shep via Lobuche. The climb to the Mount Everest base camp over the elevation of 5300 meters on the boulder-strewn moraines can be challenging and difficult at some points. Nonetheless, it is very much rewarding for the sense of great achievement. Furthermore, we hike up to the Kalapathar peak at 5545 meters, the highest point on our entire Everest base camp hiking trip. From where we capture the great views of the mt. Everest with stunning Himalayan vista - never to be forgotten. On our return, we walk down to Lukla via the Pheriche and Thyangboche monastery a different trail than we climb up. The great thing about our Everest base camp trekking itinerary is that we continue our exploration and enjoy the diverse angle views even on our way back to Lukla.

Hiking to the Base Camp of Mt. Everest with Proper Safety

We ensure that you are accompanied by our experienced and medically trained competent trek guide along with enough crew at the best valued Everest base camp package trek cost. Most importantly we trek with proper safety back-ups like Oxygen Cylinder or Portable Altitude Chamber. Certainly, safety is on top of any agenda while organizing the adventure journey to the base camp of Mt. Everest. In fact, we go with responsible trek guidelines to have 1 Trekker: 1 Porter to ensure your personal porter carrying less weight. Obviously, we feel proud of our valued trekkers to share the benefit of tourism with many more local people. In practice, all other tour operators around the world share a porter between 2 or 3 trekkers with a heavyweight. Base on our years' long experience and propers safety back up, we are confident to make your trip to the Everest base camp the safe and a trip of a lifetime.

Besides this base camp trek, we also offer short hiking in the Everest region like 12 Days Everest Base Camp Trek with Helicopter Return or 14 Days Everest Base Camp Hiking journey to the Island Peak Climbing which is the combination of EBC trek with a climb of 6189 meters peak, most popular trekking peak in Everest region.

Trip in Nutshell

  • Trek the Everest Base Camp and Kalapathar peak
  • Mt Everest, Sherpa culture with monasteries
  • Guaranteed Group joining trip Departure dates
  • Responsible Adventure policy of 1 Trekker: 1 Porter
  • Supplementary Oxygen and Medical kit with a trained guide
  • Full board choice meals with drinking water on the trek
  • Best Trek Cost with a 99% success rate to EBC
  • Curated and Less Trodden route to EBC
  • Return Lukla Flight and private twin bedroom accommodation
  • Use of trek gear like a sleeping bag, down jacket
  • Complimentary Duffle bag and T-shirt and EBC trek map

Trip map

Everest Base Camp Trek map

Itinerary

Your trek group leader will in Kathmandu Airport to welcome and transfer you to the hotel. On the way to the Hotel, enjoy the short fun drive through the maze streets of an ancient city.

  • On arrival at the hotel, short info on the hotel and city.
  • Time to explore Kathmandu or rest on the earlier arrival 
  • Traditional Nepali Group welcome dinner(know your fellow trekkers).
  • AccommodationHotel
  • MealsWelcome Dinner
  • Altitude1340 m

Today would be the most exhilarating day to explore the most pious Hindu and Buddhist religious places in Kathmandu. Both of them and listed in the world heritage sites and elucidates to you the entire mysticism over its existence.

  • Breakfast and be ready for the thrilling tour.
  • Visit Pashupatinath Temple and Boudhanath Stupa
  • Trek briefing in the afternoon 
  • Collect the required Trek gear from Company
  • AccommodationHotel
  • MealsBreakfast
  • Altitude1340 m

Around 3 hours easy walk on the legendary trekking trail through the traditional Sherpa villages. Enjoy the view of the stunning Dudh Koshi gorge, the landscape, and the deep valley is unique.

  • Flight to Lukla airstrip @ 2840 m on a twin-otter plane 
  • A wonderful hike crossing the stunning Himalayan settlements.
  • The eye-catching farming terraces on the backdrop of the deep gorge 
  • Spend a night at Phakding with a private twin bedroom
  • Dinners of your choice, of course, your guide suggests you in a selection of safe food.
  • Dinner time briefing with several fascinating local descriptions.
  • AccommodationTeahouse
  • MealsB L D Tea Coffee & Drinking Water
  • Altitude2650 m

A day of steady hike to Namche Bazzar, great adventure days of a lifetime starts. it’s far more than just simply trekking. Our body needs time to adjust to the thin air available as we climb higher.  Thus we hike slowly with plenty of breaks and making sure we are drinking enough on the way.

  • Wake up call in the morning as set by your trek guide.
  • Lunch on the way after 3 hours of gentle walking
  • Dare to cross some renowned high suspension bridges
  • Soaring cliffs at the backdrop of the deep gorge are simply awe-inspiring
  • Stunning view of Thamserku, Kusum Kangroo, and Holy black Khumbiyela mountain next to Namche simply mesmerizing.

Acclimatization:

  • Few hours of a sensational hike around Namche for proper acclimatization.
  • The stunning profile of the alluring mountain, extensive green hills with the Tibetan-Buddhist culture, and tradition.
  • Take Photos of the territory of the yaks is charismatic.
  • Dare to capture the first view of Mt Everest ( 8848.86 m) right at your Nose.
  • AccommodationTea House
  • MealsB, L, D, Tea, Coffee & Drinking water
  • Altitude3440 m

We follow the less trodden route to the base camp of Everest via the Phorste village, almost a hidden village on Khumbu valley.

  • Great mesmerizing ridge walk of Mong-La with spectacular mountain views.
  • Picturesque terrace village of Photse to spend the night. Don't miss to take the photo of the mighty Cho Oyu, another 8000 m peak in this region
  • AccommodationTea House
  • MealsB, L, D, Tea, Coffee & Drinking water
  • Altitude3810 m

Leaving Phortse we take the high trail, considered to be one of the most beautiful trails with outstanding views of the enormous mountains and deep valleys. Dingboche, situated at the foot of soaring Amadablam Mountain is another attraction.

  • A beautiful walk with the most beautiful view.
  • Chances to witness the musk deer, mountain goats, and different birds
  • Effortless walk to Pangbuche and fabulous lunch at Somare village.
  • View of countless other neighboring mountains that are hidden from Namche view.

Acclimatisation rest day at Dingboche

  • Morning excursion for acclimatization after breakfast.
  • 360 degree Mountain View including Island peak and Makalu (world’s 5th highest mountain).
  • From the point of excursion, bird’s eye view of Imja valley and Dingboche village.
  • AccommodationTea House
  • MealsB, L, D, Tea, Coffee & Drinking water
  • Altitude4360 m

Away from the tree line area, gradual ascent is recommended. Today is another beautiful walk where mountains like Cholatse, Lobuche, and Pumori unfold before us in this contrasting and spectacular landscape.

  • Gradual up walk in the wide Himalayan meadow is peaceful.
  • Walking up to the memorial plateau with hundreds of memorial built after the people who met with tragedy in different mountains of Everest is remarkable.
  • Getting to Lobuche a small settlement at the foot of Lobuche peak is significant.
  • AccommodationTea House
  • MealsB, L, D, Tea, Coffee & Drinking water
  • Altitude4910 m

Today we are heading to the last teahouse post before the Everest base camp. Gorak Shep which is a Base Camp earlier takes about 3 hrs to get, walk on an undulating trail of the rocky moraine. The stunning parades of peaks including Pumari (7,145 m), Lingtren (6,697 m), Nuptse (7,745 m), and of course Everest (8,848.86 m) surround this last outpost.

Highlights:

  • Spectacular view of the Khumbu Ice Fall besides soaring mountains.
  • Excursion to Everest Base Camp after lunch.
  • The view of the base camp and the blue ice pinnacles of an Icefall is astonishing.
  • Challenging but very rewarding walk to and fro from base camp.
  • AccommodationTea House
  • MealsB, L, D, Tea, Coffee & Drinking water
  • Altitude5288 m

 Now is the time for an epic climb to Kalapathar, the point to value your dream, and the sensational Himalayan vistas all around. The climb is not easy but the view from the top surpasses the wildest imagination. After making historic success to Everest Base Camp and Kalapattar, we will descend to the Himalayan settlement of Pheriche.

  • Phenomenal sunrise view.
  • A very rewarding moment being at 5545 m with an exceptional panoramic view.
  • AccommodationTea House
  • MealsB, L, D, Tea, Coffee & Drinking water
  • Altitude4240 m

Getting back to the tree line area we retrace our steps back to Pangboche with still much to see at Tyangbuche Monastery. Being it a pious Buddhist settlement, the wildlife is unharmed so there is a possibility to encounter some wild animals such as musk deer, mountain goats, Pheasants.

  • Effortless walk to Tyengbuche monastery, the most active monastery in the Everest region.
  • Visit the Monastery and lighting the butter lamp is an incredible experience.
  • Witness the untold history and the activities of Tyengbuche.
  • Give yourself a break at Namche either with a drink or buying souvenirs.
  • AccommodationTea House
  • MealsBreakfast, Lunch, Dinner & Drinking water
  • Altitude3440 m

We retrace down the way through the rhododendron forest to the valley floor to follow the Dudh Koshi downhill and then out of the national park to the village of Phakding.

Now it’s time to recall our moment, the day we started with all the hopes and excitements. Through the valley of Dudh Koshi, we get to Lukla finishing this exhilarating journey.

  • Being it a last night fun activities follows with dancing, eating, drinking and tipping.
  • MealsBreakfast, Lunch, Dinner & Drinking water
  • Altitude2860 m

We take the thrilling flight to Kathmandu. Hotel transfer and free day for shopping or take a rest before boarding the international flight back home.

  • AccommodationHotel
  • MealsBreakfast
  • Altitude1340 m

It is time to fly back home keeping all the exhilarating Everest base camp trek of a lifetime experience in mind. Your leader will be there to assist you to transport you to the Airport.

  • MealsBreakfast

Everest Base Camp Trek Itinerary:

Guideline detail day by day Everest base camp trek itinerary with elevation, walking hours, and daily activities. We explore less trodden regions on the way to base camp allowing more time for proper acclimatization and return from different routes. We ensure the safe and great adventure holiday of a lifetime with a proper safety backup.

What's Included
  • Customize airport transfer as per the flight details.
  • Standard hotel stays on a twin-share BB plan in Kathmandu as per the EBC trek itinerary.
  • Choice and Full board meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Drinking water, Tea, Coffee water on trek.
  • Oxygen Cylinder with regulator and comprehensive First Aid medical kit.
  • Responsible & Ethical trekking policy of 1 TREKKER: 1 POTTER ensure porter carrying less weight
  • Accommodation at a clean and comfortable tea house or lodge.
  • Welcome Group dinner with Nepali cultural program as listed in the itinerary.
  • Guided city tour for half day with entrance permit as listed in the EBC trip plan.
  • Kathmandu Lukla Kathmandu flight with airport transfer
  • Use of company quality trekking gear for free - sleeping bag, fleece liner, down jacket, rain poncho as required.
  • Permanent and professional trekking Guide to lead your trip who is well trained in Wilderness First Aid Medicine.
  • Assistant trekking guides and trek crew with proper gear and insurance.
  • Mount Everest base camp trekking map.
  • Complimentary Mountain Monarch's Trek Duffle bag, EBC trek map, and T-shirts.
  • TIMS / VDC and Sagarmatha park entry fees.
What's Excluded
  • Nepal entry Visa fees
  • International Airfare and any of your Travel Insurance
  • All drinks and main meals in cities.
  • Tips and Items of personal nature like a phone call, a hot shower, laundry, etc.

Dates & Availability

Everest Base Camp Trip Dates:

Plan to join the adventure journey to the Everest base camp at the elevation of 5364 meters. We have many fixed departure dates for the year 2021 and 2022 to join the group trekking experience. We offer the most inclusive trek package at the best affordable cost.

March Departure
     
Start DateStart DateMarch 19, 2022End DateEnd DateApril 03, 2022StatusStatusAvailablePriceUS$1750
Start DateStart DateMarch 26, 2022End DateEnd DateApril 10, 2022StatusStatusAvailablePriceUS$1750

FAQs

  • Q1. How difficult is the Everest base camp Journey ? Can i join ?

    Everest base camp is by far the most popular trek, an adventure of a lifetime, and is attainable for anyone from all walks of life who is determined to leave their comfort zone and ready to go the extra mile to achieve something challenging. Above all Mountain Monarch has one trekker one porter policy for any trip over 4000m which makes it appropriate for you to carry less and slow pacing. As altitude is the main issue there are couples of key elements to accomplish this life-changing adventure into the thin air that includes preparations and few rules to follow. We grade the difficulty level of this EBC trek on Strenuous.

  • As for the level of fitness and trek preparation, we suggest that EBC is not appropriate for someone with very weak ankles, knee, heart, or lung problems, and for all these your doctor's advice is obligatory. But even the kids of early age to the adults of over 70 have walked to the base camp. However, the Mountain Monarch itinerary is so designed that the walks are short and attainable. Nevertheless, EBC is not a walk in the park, it includes a tremendous amount of ups and downs so to prepare for this trip you need to train yourself with the everyday undulating walking with the amount of weight you are thinking of carrying while on your trek.

  • While on the trek to the base camp of Mt. Everest Mountain Monarch uses the best family-oriented lodges with twin bed sharing rooms with clean common toilets and occasional rooms with attach toilet bathrooms. Lodges are at their best offering you a comfortable experience and its typical local environment. You have a variety of choices for the food and most lodges prepare food better than most restaurants in Kathmandu. So far there have not been any complaints whatsoever in regards to food and accommodation provided by us.

  • Other than your trek group leader you will have assistant guides as well as a dedicated and personal trek porter for each trekker in a group. Having enough trek support crew, your trek guide will sort out assigning the role of trek crew as you go on the trek. We ensure someone responsible trek crew walking next with the slow walker.

  • Acute mountain sickness ( AMS) is something we get when our body fails to adapt to the thin air environment. Mountain Monarch provides medically professional leaders with medications, oxygen cylinders, and oxygen chamber bag to deal with any altitude-related ailments. Besides, your leader will put forth some basic rules to get away with altitude sickness, and as well there are multiple things you can do as precautions to ward off AMS eg taking Diamox etc.

  • We take a small plane to the STOL Lukla airport thus there is a strict restriction on weight limit on board. It is always wise to take the most essential gear only for Everest Base Camp Trek. We will send a gear checklist to bring with you. Your trek guide also assists you to choose the right gear while in Kathmandu. While on the trek you will be carrying your day pack containing your valuables and essential gear for the day, whereas your entire gear goes into the company-provided Duffel bag to which you will have access anytime you want as we have one trekker one porter policy for EBC trek.

  • Each year thousands of trekkers come to Nepal and do Tea-House Trekking and at the end of the day they come up with horror stories regarding bad treks, food poisoning, stomach problems, and altitude sickness – and honestly most of which are true. In regards to precaution to all these ailments, your group leader will update you with preventive measures of choosing the right food, maintaining the precise pace while walking etc.

  • As Nepal air aviation is quite strict about small planes flying high into the remote mountain airstrips there are flight delays and sometimes cancellations. Whenever there is the slightest weather chaos or high winds these remote mountain airports would be momentarily closed down until they get a green signal. However, this isn’t an everyday case and we highly recommend anyone flying high to have spare days to keep up with your missed out days.

  • We strongly suggest you have an all-inclusive travel insurance policy covering all the aspects of your adventure though we ensure you that there would be hardly any evacuations or any health catastrophe as your leader is always well equipped with a wide range of medical knowledge and has oxygen cylinders or oxygen chamber bag to deal with a life-threatening situation. But it's always wise to have insurance as your back up for just in any case though it is not mandatory to have the helicopter rescue insurance to join the Everest base camp trek in the Himalayas with us.

  • In total Lukla – EBC –Lukla we cover around 135/40 kilometers or 86/87 miles beside the side day trips. Normally we are walking from 04 to 08 hours in a day as per the trek itinerary.

  • We strongly oppose the use of plastic mineral water bottles for environmental concerns. Instead, Mountain Monarch staff carries kerosene to provide you with appropriately boiled water every morning and evening without any additional charge. We suggest you bring at least 2 metal or plastic Nalgene bottles so that you can have enough to last the duration of the day. Besides you can use the hot bottles at night as a hot pack in your sleeping bag and can still drink it during the day when it's still warm.

  • If you are looking for a hassle-free holiday in terms of the permit, hotel, flights, transportation etc and someone to cater you from the time of your arrival till your departure its best to go with a reputed company that offers you, knowledgeable leaders and professionals. Reputed companies are there to provide you with quality service at a very competitive price and are there to guarantee your safety which I suppose is the biggest concern. Leaders, besides giving you all the necessary information, are there to cater to you at times of any crisis no matter if it’s a mountain ailment or any weather mayhem.

  • April to mid-June during spring and September to November during autumn before the harsh winter is the best time to trek to Everest Base Camp when the view of the world's highest peak and its neighboring mountain is at its best state.

    Travelers from far and wide come to visit EBC during winter (December till February) despite the serious wind chill factor and lower temperature because the day time offers crystal clear weather and exceptional mountain views. To capture the unbelievable beauty of Everest winter is great other than chilly morning and evening, all you need to do is prepare for the worst of chill weather circumstances. We customize the special Christmas and New year time Everest base camp trek every year.

  • Yes, as per the time convenient to you and the level of fitness you can always modify the EBC trek. Mountain Monarch has always been unbeaten in customizing trek for the clients as per their requirements.

Customer Reviews

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    Michael Daley 5.0United StatesPublished June 20, 2021

    Father and Son Adventure

    My son and I had been wanting to do this trip for the last few years. We had it planned for 2020 but COVID canceled that. It was a close call on making it for 2021 but our dream came true. Pradip was able to transfer our 2020 $ to 2021. He is a professional in every way and one of the nicest people you’ll meet. We still had restrictions with COVID but MMA put our safety first. We saw more than normal in Kathmandu and learned a lot and I mean a lot. Since we passed the COVID test we started our trek early my son and I said we’d weather spend more time in the Himalayas than in Kathmandu so Pradip and CP our guide suggested we add some extra days and add two more summits and Chola Pass to the trek. CP is an excellent guide, also one of the nicest people you’ll meet. He educated us on the people, food, culture, mountains, and the way of life up until high. We all really got to know each other very well. CP even taught us how to play Nepalese rummy to pass the time in the tea houses and we taught him double solitaire. He got to know our abilities and even gave us a challenge on the Trick Trail which we enjoyed. He was always concerned with our COVID safety when we were in villages and provided masks for us. He never presses us, he always stressed to be patient and go slow (Bestari Bestari). He made us feel very confident and strong with his compliments and kindness. He became a very good friend on the trail, it was as if we’d known him for a long time. CP is also very funny and entertaining, a very happy man that enjoys helping people understand his culture and the beauty of the Himalayas. You can tell he loves being in the mountains and sharing his knowledge. We always stayed at very nice tea houses/lodges that had great cooks. The food was FANTASTIC. We were vegetarians on the trail until the way down and we ate like kings. Not only was the food excellent, but there was also always plenty of it, you never went hungry. With MMA, my son and I each had our own porter and we even got them to have some fun with us on the pass and join us in cards. The three summits we did were Nangkar Tshang, Kala Patthar and Gokyo Ri. The two extra summits and going over Chola pass really added to the fun and adventure and it was not much of an additional cost. I am SO HAPPY that we booked the trek through Mountain Monarch. We met some great people and had a trip of a lifetime. If I go back, I’m definitely using them again because been with the best there’s no reason to look elsewhere. I know you can only give five stars but they deserve more. I’ve never seen any person or any company do as much as they do for us.

  • Sharon Mikel
    Sharon Mikel 5.0United StatesPublished January 26, 2020

    LOOK NO FURTHER – BEST VALUE FOR YOUR DOLLAR!

    Our group of 11, aged 55 – 74, hired Mountain Monarch Company to guide us to Everest Base Camp and summit Kala’ Patthar, on their standard EBC trek in Oct / Nov 2019. It was evident from the beginning we made the best choice. Communication pre-trip with Pradip was easy and no question was a problem for them. Everything stated in the Itinerary happened: meeting us at the airport, taking us on a tour of Kathmandu, organizing flights to and from Lukla, porters, accommodations, etc. The most noteworthy thing I have to mention is their concern for our safety and satisfaction, on every level. Our guides, CP, Santos, and Sanu became family during our trek. One of our members “left it all out on the mountains”, and needed to be evacuated. Mountain Monarchs organized the helicopter, picked us up at the airport, took us to the international hospital, where we received the best care, and stayed with us until we could leave. Thank you, Ram, for your great caretaking of all of us on the world heritage sites in Kathmandu. It was seamless and not a problem for the Mountain Monarch team. Mountain Monarchs has the best price for this trek and I would highly recommend using them for your “trip of a lifetime”. Do it sooner, rather than later!!

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    AMIN 5.0CanadaPublished December 02, 2018

    What an experience

    “What an experience – it was my life-long dream to one day go to Everest Base Camp, and I can honestly say that were it not for the excellent services of Pradip, the owner of Mountain Monarch and its very professional and expert staff, I would never have made it. I am 73 years old, so I needed a lot of help in preparing for the trip, and also help along the difficult trail for a guy my age, but Netra, our guide, and the rest of the porter team and Mountain Monarch made it happen for me, for which I will be ever grateful. Their constant words of encouragement, wise advice, and expert guidance during the whole trek was invaluable. The trek itself was beautiful, and Netra and his team made it very enjoyable. Mountain Monarch gave me the best value for the price, which was already competitive, because a lot of things were included, such as a transfer to and from the airport to the hotel, a half-day tour of Kathmandu, a Duffle bag, a warm parka, sleeping bag with liner, and all meals. When you add up all these extras, the cost savings can be hundreds of dollars. I would have no hesitation in recommending Mountain Monarch to my family and close friends, and indeed, everyone.”

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