Everest Base Camp Trek is designed to fulfill the dream of many people of experiencing the historic route to the base of the world’s highest mountain. Our carefully devised itinerary provides a fine opportunity to visit both Base Camp and the nearby peak of Kalapattar (5545m) for uninterrupted views of Mt Everest. We trek the more remote trails along the far side of the Khumbu valley, savouring the high mountain views from our selected campsites in the company of our Sherpa guides, whose knowledge and passion for trekking in the Khumbu add a further dimension to this memorable trek. Our Everest Base Camp Trek starts with a spectacular flight from Kathmandu to Lukla. From here, we take an unusual route away from the crowds on Everest’s main walking paths deep into the heart of Sherpa country.
We stay in rural tea houses along the way, allowing you to experience traditional Nepalese hospitality and relax in rustic comfort after a hard days walking. After fourteen days of tough trekking, this long, challenging Everest Base Camp trek culminates with either an early morning ascent of Kala Pattar or a visit to Everest Base Camp itself. We highly recommend ascending Kala Pattar (5,545m/18,188ft), which overlooks Everest Base Camp – the views out over Everest are magical, and the sense of achievement is simply unforgettable.
There are two main seasons for trekking to Everest Base Camp being pre and post monsoon, which is March – May and Oct – Nov. It’s also possible to go outside of these months but they would be the most popular times due to weather. From March to May it starts cold and gets warmer and the opposite is true post monsoon.
- Explore Sagarmatha National Park, its alpine vegetation and its diverse wildlife
- Enjoy the dramatic mountain flight to and from Syangboche Airport. Syangboche Airport is the highest airport in the world.
- Stand at Kalapathar: the best vantage point of Everest and the Khumbu glacier
- Collect blessings at the Tengboche village and the ancient Tengboche monastery
- Stroll around the famous Sherpa hub at Namche Bazar.
- Watch out the enchanting Khumbu glacier and Icefall.
- View Mt. Everest and its neighboring peaks
- Airport pickups and drops in a private vehicle
- 3-star hotel accommodation in Kathmandu with breakfast
- Teahouse accommodation during the trek
- All meals (breakfast, lunch and dinner) during the trek
- Welcome and farewell dinners
- All ground transportation on a comfortable private vehicle as per the itinerary
- Domestic flights (Kathmandu- Lukla -Kathmandu)
- An experienced, English-speaking and government-licensed trek leader and assistant trek leader (4 trekkers: 1 assistant guide)
- Porter service (2 trekkers: 1 porter)
- Staff costs including their salary, insurance, equipment, domestic airfare, food and accommodation
- Down jacket and sleeping bag (to be returned after trip completion)
- Khumbu Icefall trekking bag/duffel bag, t-shirt and trekking map are yours to take
- All necessary paperwork and trekking permits (National Park Permit, TIMS)
- Medical kit (carried by your trek leader)
- All government and local taxes
- International Airfare
- Visa Charges
- Hotel Expenses(In Kathmandu, some packages do include hotel expenses)
- Your travel and medical insurance
- Personal Expenses such as shopping, bar bills, hot shower, telephone, laundry, titbits etc
- Food and accommodations in Kathmandu
- Services not mentioned or not promised by the agent/agency
- Emergency expenses such as expenses on chartered helicopter.
Frequently asked Questions
Annapurna Base Camp is a Grade B or a moderately difficult trekking route. So any fit person can do this trek, even if you do not have any previous experience. You should be aware of what to expect and mentally prepare for it. Then, as long as you will to, you can.
On average, you walk about 4 to 6 hours per day. One or two days can be as less as 3hrs and one or two days can be as long as 7hrs.
The highest altitude reached is 4190m. This is the elevation of Annapurna Base Camp. ABC is the highest we will climb in this trek.
Yes, you can charge batteries en route. Charger should be brought. There are hot shower facilities as well. You may have to pay certain amount for both ($1-$2). Negotiate. Also, hot water facility could be free at lower elevation.
No. There are no ATMs on this trek route. You will have to draw enough cash in Pokhara or Kathmandu. There are a number of ATMs in these cities. Everything is paid in Nepali rupees. So money should be exchanged before the start of the trek.
Yes. Internet can be accessed in most places. Sometimes, there might be some technical problems. Internet in Nepal is not as fast as you are used to and at times you can just lose connection.
Not really. It depends on you. If you want, ABC trekking can be done independently. You could hire a guide and a porter by yourself instead of going through an agency or not hire a guide at all. Although, not having a guide can be a little problematic during off season.
It really depends on you. Is it your first time in Nepal? How confident are you of being able to find your way around? How pressed on time are you? If you go through an agency, it will be costlier but everything will be planned. You will only have to come, trek and return.
For Annapurna region, pay for guides range from $20 to $30 per day and porters take $15 to $25 per day.