Everest Base Camp trek is the world's most famous and interesting mountain trail trek due to the word’s highest mountain. It starts with an inspiring mountain flight to Lukla and ends at the same place. On this trek, you can see the unique Sherpa culture, colorful prayers, old Bhuddhist monasteries, tremendous scenery of Mt. Everest, Mt. Lhotse, Cho-Oyu, Amadablam, numbers of small peaks, different types of flora and fauna and the friendly Sherpa people’s life style. The main attractions of this trek are Namche bazaar, Tyangboche, Everest Base Camp and Kalapathar.This trek is popular and suitable for those travelers who are physically fit, in good health along with enough trekking experiences and wish to see the world’s famous crown Mt. Everest from very near. It can be done within 14 days. However, we are flexible for the itinerary and can design it on the basis of client’s choice and request
Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu (1,350m) Day 02: Full day sightseeing in Kathmandu Day 03: Kathmandu to Lukla (2,840m) flight and trek to Phakding (2,610m) 3/4 hours Day 04: Phakding to Namche Bazaar (3,440m) 5/6 hours Day 05: Acclimatization Day Day 06: Namche Bazaar to Tengboche (3,860m) 5/6 hours Day 07: Tyangboche to Dingboche (4,410m) 5/6 hours Day 08: Rest Day for Acclimatization Day 09: Dingboche to Lobuche (4,910m) 4/5 hours Day 10: Lobuche to Gorak Shep (5,140m) 4/5 hours Day 11: Gorak Shep to Kala Patthar (5,550m) and back to Lobuche (4,910m) 7/8 hours Day 12: Lobuche to Pangboche (3,930m) 5/6 hours Day 13: Pangboche to Namche Bazaar (3,440m) 6/8 hours Day 14: Namche Bazaar to Phakding (2,610m) 6/7 hours Day 15: Phakding to Lukla (2,840m) 4/5 hours Day 16: Lukla to Kathmandu (1,350m) 35 minutes by flight Day 17: Final Departure
Type of our services:
In Nepal the trekking can be categorized into three types: Therefore we have the three types of services for trekking on the client's requirement and request. You can choose the service and email us at any time and price will be changed accordingly.
01: Fully Organized Camping Trek:
Camping trekking is that kind of trekking on which all the food are prepared and served to the clients in their own dinning tents and they have to spend their night an open area in the tent during the trek. This type of trekking are organized in those areas where Lodges are unavailable and difficult to accommodate during the trek. All the members have to sleep in the tents and breakfast, lunch and dinner are prepared by the cook and Kitchen staffs. The essential things such as tents, foods, utensils, tables, chairs, stoves and kerosene are taken from Kathmandu. Hence, this type of trekking is a bit expensive instead of tea house trek because we have to take everything from Kathmandu. The price covers all permits, transportation, staffs salary and insurance along with your domestic flight tickets, transportation and accommodation in Kathmandu as well.
02: Full Package Lodge or Teahouse Trek:
Teahouse or Lodge trek is a type of trek on which we will eat and sleep at lodge during the trek. The package covers all the foods (breakfast, lunch and dinner) accommodation, trekking permits, hotel in Kathmandu, arrival and departure, round transportation and domestic flight tickets along with staffs salaries, foods accommodation and their insurance.
03: Guide or porters services with accommodation:
This type of trekking is based on lodge trek. The price includes only guide or porter, his foods, accommodation, insurance and your accommodation and trekking permits during the trek. We are always flexible for the price and itinerary and please never hesitate to ask question if you have any queries. We are here just for you to give quality of service.
Key notice for trekkers
You can have the food on the basis of your order on the fixed priced menu on this trek. We will serve you three times meal a day during the trek. Breakfast and dinner with tea or coffee are served at the same hotel where we stay but the lunch we will take on the way to trek. The best authentic Nepalese food is Daal bhat (that comes with lintel, rice, pickle, meat or vegetable). You can consult with your guide for lunch, dinner and breakfast so that you will get the authentic and hygienic foods during the trek. Most of the clients have to eat food at the hotel where they stay according to the rules and regulation of the local. As you check in lodge, you have to give the order for dinner and fix the time because in the mountain the hotel kitchen is small where the innkeeper cooks everything over a single wood or kerosene stove with a limited supply of pots. So, it may take a bit longer.
Temperature in Everest region:
The weather and climate differs from place to place in Nepal. The best season for trekking starts from September to December and March to April. The best season for trekking in Nepal can be divided into autumn (fall) and spring. September to December season falls on Autumn Season. September and October are the best and peak season in Nepal. During these months the weather is warm and pleasant. The temperature during the day is 15 to 20degree celcius but at night will be cold. As you go higher the weather will be colder. The sky will be clear and monsoon is over. Sometime it snows and that time the temperature goes to be below 0 degree during the night. November and December is also good season for trekking. These two months will be a bit colder. Temperature during the day is 15 to 20 degree celcius but at night the temperature goes to be below 0 to -10 degree celcius. Hence you need to bring good sleeping bag for Everest base camp trek. January and February is taken low season due to cold. During these period, the weather will be too cold at higher place and the climate is not bearable for trekkers. The temperature during the day will be like 5 to 10 degree celcius but at night goes to be -10 to -15 degree celcius. Likewise March to May is the good season for trekking. The weather is warm and good for climbing as well. The sky will be clear and all the way will be dry but a bit dusty and windy. The hilly region covers by the beautiful flowers of Magnolia and rhododendron and seems colorful. The temperature is 20 to 25 degree celcius during the day but will be cold below 0 degree at night at the higher place. June to August is rainy season and most of the areas are a bit difficult to travel due to landslide and rain. Most of the hills will be covered by clouds and all most all views cannot be during this season.
Accommodation in Everest region:
The Accommodation in Kathmandu and Pokhara will be in 3 star categories hotel. All accommodations are on a twine-shared basis. During the trek, the rooms are very basic with common bathrooms. The United Brothers Trek and Expedition will book the best lodges during the trek. You can get room with attached in Lukla and Namche Bazaar but after that all the rooms will be only on twine sharing basis with outside bathroom. In higher places, if you get the room with attached bathroom during the trek but the bathroom will be frozen due to cold in the higher places. If you want single room, please notify it before your arrival, and we will tell the extra price for that and book the hotel accordingly. You can get the single room in city like Kathmandu and Pokhara easily on the basis of your choice but in the mountain during the trek, sometimes the hotel owner does not want to give single room due to lack of rooms or overflow of trekkers. In such cases, you have to consider and sleep on twine sharing basis with your friends. There are only limited lodges at Lobuche, Gorakshep, Dzongla and Gokyo. In those places sometimes all the rooms will be fully booked due to over flow of tourists and in such case, we have to sleep in the dormitory room or dining hall with 10-15 persons.
Drinking water is the most important thing for the travel. During your trek, all the trekkers are requested not to drink the water directly from the tap. The tap water on the way is not pure to drink .You can buy mineral water on the way to drink but it may not get all the way because the SPCC has banned the plastic bottles to prevent environmental pollution. So, you can take personal water bottle from Kathmandu and fill the drinkable water in it from the available place or you can put in purification tablet before drinking. That is the best way to be safe from the disease which may cause from impure drinking water during the trek. Some of the trekkers use to drink water from the tap due to the lack well information. So, it's not good to drink water from the tap for your health.
Physical Strength and pre- experience:
Trekking means walking on foot to visit and observe panoramic beauty being close to Nature. You have to walk at least 5/6 hours per day. The trekkers must be physically and mentally fit enough. Everyday walking and jogging help you to achieve the target. If you have pre experience of trekking that helps a lot but nothing is impossible if you wish from your bottom of heart. Hence, clients are requested to do a lot of exercise for walking. You can walk or jogging every day before travelling that makes your muscle strong and fit for the trek. Better to do short trekking before joining longer trek like Passes above 5000m.
High Altitude Sickness:
High Altitude Sickness (HAS) or Acute Mountain Sickness (AMS) is one the main problems during the trekking and any one (Mountain climbers, hikers, skiers or travelers) can be victims of AMS apart from their Physical Strength. It is the most dangerous things which has no any specific medicine and one needs to be cautious from the initial period. It starts normally above 2400m and the main causes are walking faster, less drinking water, lack of acclimatization, addiction of alcohol and cigarettes and lower level of oxygen and air pressure. The prime symptoms of AMS are dizziness, headache, vomiting, nausea, insomnia and anorexia. The best way to prevent it is to drink plenty of water, and enough acclimatization at above 2400 m. Our tour leader and staffs will have sufficient first aid medicine and kit but in case of creasing situation of AMS one might need to cancel the trip and descend down. If the situation of the patient is getting worse, clients will be airlifted immediately for further treatment in hospital at Kathmandu.
Essential equipment that needs to bring for the trek:
Please read the brief guideline for packing list which assist you to be well prepared. We have listed most of the important equipment list here but it may differ a little bit according to the season, area of trip and the duration of trek. The sleeping bag and down jacket are provided through United Brothers Trek and Expedition but if you want to bring your own that will be better and fit for you. The porter will carry your luggage but you are required to carry a day-pack (with your valuables or anything important) on your own. Hence we want to request you to pack the necessary thing that you need during the day. You can buy the following things here in Kathmandu as well but the quality will be different.
Valuable documents and items:
Passport with valid date and flight tickets Photocopies of valid passport, Passport sized Photos, visa form (easily obtained at Kathmandu airport), proof of insurance Some cash (Dollar, Pound or Euro) for purchasing Nepalese visa at Kathmandu airport, for paying for restaurants and hotels, snacks, and to purchase 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.
Wearing Clothes and equipment:
Sleeping bag (good one -10 degree) Down jacket Gore-Tex jacket with hood, waterproof and breathable Few pairs of T-shirts One pairs of hiking shorts Fleece or woolen trousers One pairs of hiking trousers Polypropylene shirts (1 half sleeve and 2 long sleeves) Light and expedition weight thermal tops Warm hat (that covers your ears) Few pairs of underwear Warm gloves Few pairs of shocks Cap or Hat (that can be used during the day at lower place to protect from Sun) Bandana or head scarf, also useful for dusty conditions Trekking boots Trekking shoes (light) 2 pairs of Sunglasses Headlamp with extra bulbs and batteries Camera or movie camera 1 medium-sized quick drying towel Gaiters and Crampon (For winter, high passes or peak climbing only), optional Voltage converter (from 220 to 110) Plug adapter (2 round pegs to 2 flat pegs)
Rucksack and Travel Bags:
1 medium rucksack (50-70 liters) 1 large duffel bag A small daypack/backpack for carrying your valuables things
Small, personal first-aid kit. (Normal and light) Aspirin, first-aid tape, and plasters 1 skin-blister repair kit Anti-diarrhea pills Anti-headache pills Cough and/or cold medicine Anti-altitude sickness pills: Diamox Stomach antibiotic: Ciprofloxacin, etc Water purification tablets or water filter
Toothbrush/paste 1 small folding knife Multi-purpose soap Sun Cream Deodorants Nail clippers Face and body moisturizer Female hygiene products Small mirror Personal Hygiene Tissue /toilet roll Anti-bacterial hand wash
Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu (1,350m)
You will be welcomed by our airport representative with a great hospitality and then transferred to the hotel. After having checked in the hotel, we will give your short briefing about the trek. By the evening we will take you for welcome dinner to a restaurant with special Nepali cultural dance and drop to the hotel. Overnight at hotel.
Day 02: Full day sightseeing in Kathmandu
Today, we will go for Kathmandu sightseeing after breakfast. At first we drive you to the Swayambunath Temple which is called Monkey Temple as well. It is situated on the top of the hill from where you can see the entire Kathmandu Valley. After that we will drive you to Boudhanath which is the biggest Buddhist temple in Nepal. From Boudhanath we finally visit another famous Hindu Temple called Pashupatinath. This temple is pretty close from Boudhanath. It is located at the bank of Bagmati River where you can see the ritual cremation activities and then we return back to the hotel and prepare for the trek.
Day 03: Fly to Lukla (2,840m) and trek to Phakding (2,610m) 3/4 hour
On the 3rd day we will drive you to the domestic terminal of Kathmandu airport for an early morning flight to Lukla (2,800m), with the mountain view of Langtang range and Everest region. From where our trek begins. We will land at Tenzing-Hillary Airport Lukla after 35 minutes of adventurous flight. Lukla is the gate way of our trek where many good lodges are available. Upon your arrival at Lukla, we meet our other crew members (porters, cook and kitchen) and let them pack the baggage. We stop for a while to drink a cup of tea or coffee and then start our trek through beautiful Sherpa village like Chhoplung; Ghat until we reach Phakding. We will stop on the way for lunch. Today is our first day and we walk only for few hours and spend a night at lodge at Phakding.
Day 04: Phakding to Namche Bazaar (3,440m) 5/6 hours
Phakding is a small and beautiful Sherpa village located at the bank of Dudhkoshi River. From here the trails goes through pine forest, and small Sherpa village along Dudh Koshi River. On the way to it you can see the wonderful view of Mt. Thamserku (6618 m) and waterfalls. We continue our trip passing the settlement of Benkar, Chumoa, and Monjo, arrive at the check post and entrance to Sagarmatha National Park. We stop for lunch at Monju or Jorsale before reaching Namche Bazaar. The trail climbs carries on along the bank of the Dudhkoshi River. Form the last suspension bridge the way is steep till Namche Bazaar.After a final steep ascent of about two hours there is small Chautara (resting place) in the midst of pine forest where we stop to see the first sight of Mt. Everest peering over the Lhotse-Nuptse ridge.We still need to hike about 1.5 hours to reach Namche Bazaar which is the most beautiful city and trading centre of Everest region. We spend a night there.
Day 05: Acclimatization Day
Today you have whole day leisure and to utilize it, our trekking guide will take you to the Tourist Visitor Center near the headquarter of Sagarmatha National Park where you can observe an assortment of things related to the first Everest ascenders, Sherpa culture and learn about the various plant and animal life of the Everest region. If the weather is clear you can see the superb view of Mt. Everest, Lhotse, Amadablam, Thamserku and Kongde Himal. Similarly, you can visit the old and new Sherpa museum as well which is pretty close from the Tourist Visitor Centre. Health experts always recommend us to stay active and moving during the rest day also instead of being idle. After that you can come back to the lodge and have lunch then visit Namche monastery and explore around Namche Bazaar. Namche Bazaar is the main centre of the Everest (Khumbu) region and has government offices, ATMs, Internet cafes, shops, restaurants, a bakery and a colorful market each Friday evening and Saturday. We spend a night at the same lodge.
Day 06: Namche Bazaar to Tengboche (3,860m) 5/6 hours
After having breakfast at Namche, we start our trek towards Tengboche enjoying superb view of Mt. Everest, Nuptse, Lhotse, Amadablam and close up view of Thamserku. The trip follows on the gradual trail with few ups and downs reaches at Kyangjuma. On the sometime you can see the wild lives like pheasant, musk deer, or a herd of Himalayan Thar. The path continues through small jungle and reaches Sansa which is the major trail junction to Gokyo valley and Everest Base Camp. From here we descend down to Dudhkoshi River through the pine forests and and cross bridge over Dudh Koshi River. At last we reach a small settlement with a couple of teahouses and a small army post amidst the alpine woods called Punki Tanga. We stop here for lunch and then continue our journey to Tengbuche. From here the trails climbs up till tyangboche through dense juniper and pine forest. After 2 hours of ascending, we will get to Tyangboche. Tengboche is a great place for close up views of Amadablam, Nuptse, and Everest and it has a biggest Buddhist Monastery all over in Khumbu region. We visit to the monastery the same day at around 3 p.m. to see the ceremony in the popular monastery.
Day 07: Tengboche to Dingboche (4,410m) 5/6 hours
Tengboche is located on the lap of Mt. Amadablam. You can take a picture of the spectacular view of sunrise on the Mt. Everest, Amadablam and Tengboche monastery in the morning. After breakfast, as usual we continue our journey towards Dingboche. The route goes through pine forest and you can see numbers of Chorten, Pray Wheels on the way and reaches to a small Sherpa village called Pangboche.If you have time, you can visit the Pangboche Monastery as well. We again go constantly with the breathtaking view of Amadablam, green forest and samara village. Samare village is a small Sherpa village where we stop for lunch. From here the trail goes through yak pasture and small shrubs and crosses a river. Then gradually ascend and arrives at a beautiful valley called Dingboche. It is a small Sherpa village where you can get many good lodges for staying. We spend a night at lodge
Day 08: Rest Day for Acclimatization
Today, you can hike up to Chhokung village for hiking which takes about 3 hours. On the way you can see beautiful scenery of Mt. Lhotse ridge, Amadablam and the huge Khumbu Valley. By the afternoon you can come back to the same lodge and have lunch then have a relaxing for the next day’s trip. We spend again another night at the same lodge.
Day 09: Dingboche to Lobuche (4,910m) 4/5 hours
From Dingboche, we climb up the steep terminal moraine of the Khumbu Glacier. The way passes through huge yak pasture with dramatic mountain views along with valley and crosses a small river and arrives at Thukla where we stop for a cup of tea. We continue ascend and on the top of the ridge we will find an array of stones with prayer flags used as memorials to Scott Fischer (American mountaineer) and 10 times Everest submitter Babu Chiri Sherpa (a Nepali mountain guide) who perished on a mission to climb Everest. Then the trail drops to the Khumbu Glacier and crosses the river with the view of Mt .Pumoriand Mahalangur Himal and finally arrives at Lobuche where we spend a night.
Day 10: Lobuche to Gorak Shep (5,140m) 4/5 hours
Lobuche is a small place where you can get only few Lodges. From here we continue our journey to Gorekshep which takes minimum 4 hours. We go through rocky trail till Gorekshep. Gorekshep is a mini valley where only few Lodges are built and it is taken the last village of the trek. If you are lucky, you can get room here otherwise you have to sleep in the dining room as well due to over flow of tourists. If you got earlier there, you can visit the Everest Base Camp on the same day and then return back to the same hotel which takes around 4 hours for up and down. Otherwise, you can go to Kalapathar early in the morning to see the picturesque views of Mt. Everest along with sunrise and the Khumbu icefall from very near.
Day 11: GorakShep to KalaPatthar (5,550m) and back to Lobuche (4,910m) 7/8 hours
On the next day, the guide will wake you up early in the morning in order to go to the Kalapathar which takes at least 2 hours. Kalapathar, the main destination of this trek is located on the lap of Mt. Pumori from where you can see the Mt. Mt. Everest, Nupse, Lhotse and the entire Khumbu glacier pretty close. Kala Pathar is the main destination of this trek. So, we will take pictures on the top of it for lifetime memory. After the summit, we descend down to Gorekshep and take breakfast then continue our journey back to Lobuche and stay overnight there.
Day 12: Lobuche to Pangboche (3,930m) 5/6 hours
As usual we continue our trek to Pangboche after breakfast. The trial descends through Thukla and Pheriche village with attractive view of Amadablam and Khumbu valley. From Pheriche we again head down to the Samare village where we stop for lunch and walk about 1 hour and arrive at Pangboche village. It is located at the bottom of Mt. Amadablam where you can see very old Buddhist monastery as well. We stay overnight there at lodge.
Day 13: Pangboche to Namche Bazaar (3,440m) 6/8 hours
We take our breakfast early in the morning and then commence our journey to Namche Bazaar. We descend down with the excellent view of Mt. Amadablam, Pangboche village, Tengboche Monastery and green pine forest and cross the river. The trail goes through dense jungle of rhododendron and junifers and Diuche village then arrives at Tyangboche. From Tyanboche we can see the view of Khumjung village along with Everest ridge and Amadablam. We carry on our journey down to Pungi Tanga, cross the Dhudkoshi River and then climb up to Kyangjuma where we stop for a cup of tea. From here the way is flat and we smoothly head to Namche Bazaar with exciting and spend a night at Namche Bazaar.
Day 14: Namche Bazaar to Phakding (2,610m) 6/7 hours
Namche Bazaar the Himalayan trading centre is the most beautiful city of Everest region from where we descend down and cross the Dhudhkosi River then continue our trek to Phakding through Jorsale, Monju, Benkar village along bank of Dhudkoshi River and finally arrive at Phakding. We spend a night there.
Day 15: Phakding to Lukla (2,840m) 4/5 hours
Today is final day of our trek. We directly head to Lukla and celebrate the final day of our trek with our innocent porters and staffs. By the evening we dinner together and distribute tips for them to thank for their hard works during the trek and say good bye. We spend a night at Lukla.
Day 16: Fly to Kathmandu (1,350m) 35 minutes
Today, we fly back to Kathmandu after our long mountain journey. The early morning flight drops us in Kathmandu. You can rest and relax throughout the day at hotel. By the evening there will be a farewell dinner arranged by our company for you. We stay Overnight in Kathmandu.
Day 17: Final Departure
We will drop you to the airport for your final departure and say good bye to all of you until your next visit.
What is Included in the Cost
Arrival and departure transportation by private vehicle
3 Nights Hotel accommodation in Kathmandu with breakfast
Kathmandu/Lukla/Kathmandu flight tickets
All entrance fees in Kathmandu during your sightseeing
Welcome and farewell dinner
All ground transportation by private vehicle as per itinerary
One full day sightseeing in Kathmandu
All government, local and airport taxes
All essential paperwork for trekking permits
National park fees
Accommodation on Twine sharing basis during the trek
Foods (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner) with tea or coffee during the trek
Porters (2 trekkers- 1 porter)
An English speaking trained and government license holder trekking guide
Staff's salaries, insurance, equipment, foods, accommodation and flight tickets
T-shirt, cap and trekking map from united brothers trek and expedition with its logo
What is Excluded in the Cost
Visa fees in Nepal
Excess baggage charge
Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu
International flight tickets
Personal expenditure (Bar bills and laundry)
Extra night hotel in Kathmandu
All entrance fees in Kathmandu during your sightseeing