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Everest Base Camp Trek

  • 14 Days

Trip Facts

  • Trip Destination: Nepal
  • Trip Grade: Moderate
  • Meals: Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner
  • Transportation: Private Transportation + Airplane
  • Max. Altitude: 5550 m.
  • Walking Hours: 5 – 7 Hours
  • Best months to trek: March – May, September - December
  • Accomodation: Hotel in Kathmandu and lodge in the trek

Everest Base Camp trek is the most exotic and beauteous trekking in Nepal that takes you to the Mount Everest base camp in the 14 days Everest base camp trek itinerary. The Everest base camp trek trail passes through Sherpa villages, Sagarmatha National Park (UNESCO Heritage sites), glaciers, and finally, can reach to the lap of the world's highest Mt Everest 5,364m. The EBC Kala Patthar trek is famous for its incredible views and is a favorite among trekkers from around the world. Trek to the Mount Everest base camp is every trekker's dream in their lifetime and after reaching base camp proudly can say they've stood at the lap of the world's highest mountain. Kala Patthar 5,545 meter offers breathtaking scenery, pristine mountain views, best close Mount Everest view, and exceptional high trails. Nepal's beauty is sure to capture your heart as your trek through some of the most remarkable landscapes in the world. So recently Lonely Planet has ranked the Everest base camp as 4th best trek in the world.

Everest Base Camp Trek offers many diverse geographical landscapes, nature, flora, and fauna. The snow-capped peaks above the Khumbu Glacier are unforgettable and the view of Mount Everest from the summit of Kala Patthar (5545 meter) is sure to take your breath away. Although it is possible to trek in this region at any time of the year, we recommend that you depart from the beginning of March to mid-May or from the beginning of September to mid-November to ensure optimal conditions. The winters in the Khumbu region can be quite cold and snowy making it challenging to trek higher than the Tengboche area and the clouds and rain during monsoon season often cover the peaks. During April and early May, you will be able to see the hedgerows and blooming rhododendrons creating a colorful landscape.

The Everest Base Camp Trek begins in Lukla (2800 meter) after a short flight from Kathmandu to the Tenzing Hilary Airport, Lukla. You will begin trekking through the village of Chhaurikhara passing by colorful mani walls, stupas, and prayer wheels along the way, and arriving in Phakding. You will soon arrive in the bustling and beautiful Namche Bazaar, which is the perfect place to acclimatize and rest. During your acclimatization day, you can visit the neighboring village of Shyangboche and Everest View Hotel, the highest situated hotel in the world. The next day, you will arrive at Tengboche (3870 meter) and pass through the villages of Kenjuma and Sansa. You will then trek to Lobuche (4930m) and Gorakh Shep (5,160m) to make your final ascent to Everest Base Camp and have the opportunity to summit Kala Patthar for an incredible sunrise and sunset view of Mount Everest. After reaching Gorakh Shep, you will begin your descent back to Lukla.

Throughout your Everest Base Camp Trek, our knowledgeable guides will offer you support and information about the trails, villages, and landscapes to enhance your trekking experience. At Himalayan Joy Adventure, we aim to create an itinerary that will fit all of your needs while still providing sufficient time to acclimatize to the high altitudes and fully enjoy your EBC Kalapatthar trek experience. We welcome you to explore this truly amazing destination with us and experience an adventure of a lifetime and are committed to providing excellent services for all of our clients. Our Everest base camp trek package cost is reasonable and affordable for all trekking lovers. Himalayan Joy Adventure specializes in providing our services for this region with a flexible trek itinerary.

Best time for Everest Base Camp Trek

The Everest region is full of challenging trails and unpredictable risk. The trek offers you beautiful sceneries of massive mountains, dramatic scenery, and mesmerizing experiences. But you must choose the right season to trek.

Pre- Monsoon:

  • February: It is the end of the winter season and the beginning of the spring season. The challenging winter weather is gone. You will have a beautiful trek in February. Spring brings colors in the Everest region by the end of February.

  • March-May: Temperature begins being warmer by March. The beautiful nature awakens after long winter sleep. March to May are spring seasons in Nepal. Spring is the best time for this trek. The moderate climate and pleasant weather make your trek easier. 

Post- Monsoon:

  • September-November: Autumn is a pleasant time for trekking in Nepal. This is the time with the least probability of rainfall. The perfect climate and temperature encourage trekkers. Thus, you will have an easy and joyful trek.

November comes the winter season in the Everest season. So, in cases when winter starts earlier, the late November trek might be harder.

However, there is a slogan: “Nepal for all season”. With enough preparation and proper determination, EBC trek is possible throughout the year.

Everest Base Camp Trek Weather

  • Summer (June, July, and August):  The smallest temperature at the highest altitude in EBC trek drops down to 0 degrees. Summer is a pleasant time to trek in this region. The region is not extremely cold.
  •  Winter  (December, January, and February): Winter is the coldest in the Himalayas. The days are sunny and bright. But the temperature at night drops down below -20 degrees. To beat the unbearable cold, carry a suitable sleeping bag.
  • Autumn (September- November):  Autumn is the peak season for EBC trek. The mild temperature and the least rainfall makes the trek more feasible. Both day and night temperatures are perfect during Autumn.
  • Spring (March-May):  This is the season of Rhododendron blossoms covering the hills. The forests in lower altitudes become attractive. Also, the temperature is mild. Hence, you will have a comfortable trek.

Physical and Experience Requirements

Rated as a moderately difficult trail, this trek is suitable for passionate walkers who have the ability to walk for 6-7 hours a day on rugged mountain terrain. Some parts of the trekking trail might test your endurance capacity. Travelers can engage in cardiovascular exercise and shot hiking trips prior to commencing the journey to enhance their strength and stamina. Past hiking experience would be an asset but not mandatory for this trek.

Everest Base Camp trek difficulty

  • Altitude: Everest Base Camp is located at a very high altitude. While trekking, you might find some difficulties while coping with the altitude variations.
  • Extreme cold in winter: The temperature at the Everest Base Camp is very cold during the winter. So, if you decide to trek in winter, you might not be able to stand the extreme cold.  Also, the base camp and the passes at the higher altitudes might be blocked due to heavy snowfall and/or blizzards.
  • Slippery trails in Monsoon: Trekking in the monsoon through the wet and slippery trails is not easy. Due to frequent rainfall, there are risks of physical damages due to accidents in the wet trails.
  • Altitude Sickness: It is common in most of the trekkers while ascending to the higher altitudes. Symptoms like vomiting, headache, nausea, etc are seen. As soon as you have any signs of altitude sickness, you must descend down to lower temperatures and take rest. If the symptoms still persist, seek medical help asap.

We have created two itineraries for the Everest base camp trek, if you want to do a longer Everest base camp trek, please click here for the Itinerary.

What You Can Expect


  • The Everest Base Camp (5,360 meters)
  • Sagarmatha National Park (A UNESCO World Heritage Site)
  • Spectacular Panorama of Mount Everest and other peaks
  • Old Buddhist monasteries
  • Kala Patthar- an Everest viewpoint
  • Namche Bazaar, a small beautiful town of Sherpas
  • The warm hospitality of Himalayan Sherpas 

Outline Itinerary


A Himalayan Joy Adventure representative will greet you at the Tribhuvan International Airport upon your arrival and provide transportation to your hotel. After checking into your room and refreshing, our representative will describe the details regarding your trek. Then, you can visit the tourist hub in Thamel. There are many places to shop for trekking gear and souvenirs. In the evening, Himalayan Joy Adventure will host a welcome dinner at the typical Nepali restaurant with a Nepali cultural dance. After dinner, you will be dropped off at your hotel. Overnight in the hotel.

Trip Map

Cost Includes

  • Airport picks up and drops by private tourist vehicle.
  • 3 nights hotel in Kathmandu on B/B plan.
  • Welcome and farewell dinner in Kathmandu
  • Flight to and from Lukla (15 kg luggage per person)
  • Accommodation and meals (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner) in the whole trekking.
  • One day sightseeing in Kathmandu valley.
  • English speaking guide.
  • Porter (one porter for two people)
  • Insurance for the staffs
  • Local transportation
  • Himalayan Joy Adventure T-shirt and Duffel bag
  • National park and TIMS permits.
  • Trip Complete certificate

Cost Excludes

  • Travel insurance which should covers emergency rescue and evacuation (most required)
  • International flight fare
  • Entrance fees while you are in sightseeing in Kathmandu, Bhaktapur and Patan.
  • Nepal entry visa, which can be obtained easily upon arrival at Tribhuwan International Airport (TIA) in Kathmandu.
  • Drinks such as mineral water, cola, sprite, fanta and beer etc.
  • Personal trekking and climbing equipments.
  • Tips for trekking / tour staffs and driver.
  • If incase flight delayed or canceled, the extra expenses such as hotel and food. (If regular flight is canceled, can fly by helicopter to assure your destination. The extra cost will be covered by your insurance) 

Read Reviews

Rated 5/5 based on 13 reviews

EBC Trek with Himalayan Joy Adventure


Did a 2 week EBC trek recently. Stayed in Sampada Hotel, Kathmandu. Hotel was cozy with efficient and friendly staff. A perfect place to relax. Cholendra was super efficient with personal touch. Pick us up at the airport and brought us for shopping/dinner. Even made contingency plans for helicopter ride if Lukla airport was closed. Tika our guide was superb; friendly, patient & never flustered. Has great knowledge of local geography, customs & culture. I wouldnt have made it to EBC if not for his assistance. Jon our porter was equally good, always nearby to carry our luggage. Fortunate to have such a good team assisting me and would definitely be back in Nepal after such a wonderful experience. Thanks to Cholendra & team at Himalayan Joy Adventure.

, Malaysia

EBC Trek


We just came back after accomplished this amazing trek which organized by Himalayan Joy Adventure. Everything was perfect thanks to Mr. Cholendra and his staff. This was our second experience with Himalayan Joy and we very much recommended.

, Israel

EBC 2019 with the Perfect Blend


A group of 9 and all made it! This was my second trekking adventure and definitely, a tougher journey which created an amazing memory and my heartfelt gratitude goes to the perfect blend of guides, porters and supportive trekking mates. First, the friendly lead guide, Tika - firm, experienced leader whose actions speak volumes as a guide, a motivational tool on two feet, and his excellent videos and photos were added benefits! Next, Nara and BB - cool father and son team who took care of us as their own family, sensitive to our needs and extremely mindful. Finally, mighty ''dhal bhat power" porters - abundant Nepali smiles despite the load!    With my limited trekking skills, EBC trek wouldn't have been possible if not for these guys who go the extra mile or miles to make our bucket list wish a reality. Utmost respect for this team and their selfless service! And yes, get ready for next year, 2020!

, Malaysia

EBC 2019


My friends and I engaged the Himalayan Joy as our agent/guide for our trek to EBC on the 21st March 2019 - 1st April 2019. It was a wonderful and amazing journey - guides (Tika, Nara, and BB) and porters were excellent and they always kept an eye on our well being. We felt very comfortable throughout the hike and bonded well. Thank you for the amazing experience.

, Malaysia

If its an unknown adventure and your first time, you want complete reassurance


It was a long time bucket list item to do the Everest Base Camp trek with my high school buddy. I would travel from Auckland/New Zealand and he from Melbourne/Australia. Once we agreed it was happening in January of 2019, then it was a matter of HOW? We started lots of research online until my friend stumbled upon Himalayan Joy via a friend's referral........and we were not disappointed. They are well organised, very professional but most of all the personal human element was the winner. Unlike large corporate tour groups which may at times be inflexible with schedules, Cholendra was completely open to dates and months. And provided absolutely valuable information about trekking in Nepal which helped us with our decision making. The pricing was reasonable as well. Any additional things we added on was dealt with very honestly. Our guide Tika and porter Nara were the best! We even had a debate with another group as to who had the best guides!! At the end of our trek we had some days to spare so HJA organised all the travel and accommodation for our short 3 day excursion to Pokhara. Tika accompanied us and we had a great commentary on Nepal and its culture during the 6hr drive. If its an unknown adventure and your first time, you want complete reassurance on everything.....pleased to say we did! What a beautiful part of the world to visit.

, New Zealand

Everest Base Camp


Me and my friend had the most amazing experience to trek the Everest Base Camp in January 2019. The success of our trek was in a big part due to the people at Himalayan Joy Adventure. And especially Cholendra, Tika and Nara. Thank you so much guys! These guys were recommended to us by some friends of ours who had previously used them to trek Mount Kailash. Cholendra and his team took care of us very professionally from the time we landed at Kathmandu airport till we left. Cholendra provided us with most valuable guidance and advice before we even left Australia in the lead up to our trip. While on the trek, Tika and Nara were absolutely fantastic. They took great care of us and trip's success is a huge credit to these guys. I will definitely use them again next and I will highly recommend them to anyone thinking of trekking in Nepal.

, Australia

Trekking to Everest base camp


Namaste! My daughter and I had the most amazing trip trekking with Himalayan Joy Adventure! The Everest Himalayan range was spectacular and to get the opportunity to be so close to these beauties was a blessing! Cholandra helped coordinate and was a fabulous communicator as we planned the trip. He was always right on top of emails answering every little question I had! Tika, our guide was phenomenal! He loves the mountains and his job and it shined through with his attitude. He was kind and encouraging, informative, spotted lots of wildlife and took perfect pictures for us! He always got us the best rooms and extra blankets and helped every step of the way. Our porter, Nala, was invaluable too! We couldn’t have done it with out our team! We are so happy to have gotten a recommendation to go with Himalayan Joy and they far exceeded our expectations. We talked with other hikers and we by far had the best! I highly recommend this skilled, personable amazing outfitter! I would go back in a heartbeat and do it again!

, United States

“Excellent trek to Mount Everest Base Camp!”


Himalayan Joy Adventure arranged our trek in an excellent way with all their experience, skill and care. Cholendra made sure everything was organized and according to our plans, and our guide Tika made it happen with his professionalism, attentive to our limits, in combination with his never ending fascination with the mountains he knows so well. Step by step, garlic soup and warm hats, he made it possible for us to take part of this fantastic landscape with its well adapted people. I can highly recommend this tour company. Visited April 2017

, Viet Nam

“The Adventure of a Lifetime”


I trekked with Cholendra to Everest Base Camp at the end of December through late January, and it was an experience I will never forget. Not only did my friend and I have fantastic weather the entire time we were in the mountains, but Cholendra and our porter, Kedar, were exceptional hosts, guides, and friends. They were always making sure we had food to eat, were staying warm, and having fun. Cholendra was also very good about maintaining a slow and steady pace that allowed us to go long distances without tiring. In addition, even before the trek began, Cholendra picked up my friend and I from the airport at two separate times, took us out to breakfast and dinner, and helped us gather all of our gear in Thamel - all while running his business! I was blown away by Cholendra's commitment to his clients and to his community. He has done extensive volunteer work and rebuilding for mountain communities (like his own village) since the 2015 earthquake, is a co-founder of a local high school, and is currently starting his own NGO to help with education initiatives in Nepal. If you're looking for a guide that is knowledgable about the area and involved in bettering the community, you will not find a better man than Cholendra. I was so happy to have met him, and he has become a lifelong friend and part of my family. I can't wait to go back for round two!  

, United States

“The best experience of my life”


I truly don't have the words to express how amazing Cholendra and Himalayan Joy Adventure is. My friend and I went on an eleven day trek with Cholendra to Everest Base Camp and it was by far the best experience of my life. To start, Cholendra is prompt and organized. He always returned emails and made sure our trek was planned perfectly. He picked me up at the airport and was sure to spend time with me in Kathmandu before we left for our trek. I felt so welcomed and excited! Once we were trekking, I felt safe and taken care of. Cholendra made sure to move at a pace that was comfortable for my friend and I. He gave us the encouragement we needed and he made sure we were enjoying our time. The accommodations along the way to EBC were lovely and the food was always delicious. Our porter, Kedar, was kind and made our trek much more fun and enjoyable. I was so happy he was able to join us.  Honestly, I can't say enough wonderful things about Cholendra and his company. I was constantly moved by his integrity and commitment to community in Nepal. It is obvious that Cholendra has a heart of gold and I feel so blessed that I was able to trek with Himalayan Joy Adventure. I know that I will go on several more treks with HJA, and I am sure that Cholendra will be a lifelong friend (and brother too)!  

, United States

Annapurna and Everest Trekking


“Himalayan Joy: best in class service and support; extremely cost-effective” My wife and I spent three weeks trekking and climbing in the Everest region of Nepal in November 2013 with Himalayan Joy as our outfitter. We also spent a month in the Annapurna region of Nepal in 2003 with Ram Karki, one of the owners of Himalayan Joy, as our guide, and we've trekked and climbed in most of the key regions of the world with a wide range of outfitters. This is the basis of our experience for our evaluation of Himalayan Joy. The bottom line: Himalayan Joy is the best outfitter we've ever had the pleasure to work with anywhere in the world. The owners, guides and porters are, in our experience, all the best of the best--extremely knowledgeable, passionate about outstanding service and support, and interesting people to spend a journey of a lifetime with. With the Everest trip, we spent about six months in planning, and were in at least weekly contact with Ram and Cholendra, Himalayan Joy's owners. Their responsiveness could not have been better. During the trek, every single choice Himalayan Joy made on our behalf was well-informed and basically perfect. We once were delayed by about eight hours, and our guide, Vikram, waited late into the night to meet us. That level of support seems to be normal for the owners and staff of Himalayan Joy. For less than the cost of group travel with REI or any number of other vendors in the U.S. who organize treks in Nepal, Himalayan Joy organized a customer itinerary for only my wife and myself, and were happy to make revisions to the itinerary as we wished--which allowed us to adapt to changing conditions at high altitude, to spend more time in areas that we liked the best, etc. All in all, We've known the folks at Himalayan Joy for more than ten years and have always found them to be the most professional outfitters in the business, persons of the highest honor and the only team we wish to work with on high altitude trekking in Nepal. Both of our trips were truly extraordinary, thanks to their expertise and extreme customer focus. Our advice to anyone traveling to Nepal would be to skip the tour operators that are based in your country and work directly with the folks at Himalayan Joy, who speak a handful of western languages, are easy to work with and can create custom itineraries at favorable pricing. That way your travel funds will also remain in Nepal.

, Mexico

Nepal Trekking


I am very happy to write to you and recommend Ram’s trekking agency. Since 1996 I know Ram Kaji Karki and made my very first trek with him to the Everest Base Camp. Back then he was working for a big German trekking agency called Henkalaya and for Gorkha Trek in Nepal. He was the best guide and cook. Later Henkalaya sold their contracts to another company in Kathmandu, because there were some serious problems with the head of the agency, not with Ram. Ram then started his own trekking agency and we made a lot of tours together, to the Annapurna, Thorang-La and Gosainkunda pass, for example.Ram has tremendous experience, because he started as a porter, assistant guide, and cook and eventually as a trekking leader. He really is an excellent guide for trekking as well as mountain climbing, for example to the Mera Peak, Island Peak, and Yela Peak.He provides his co-workers with good equipment such as tents and clothing and has a good relationship with his staffs, which mostly comes from the Solu region near the village, where Ram originates. They all like to work with him because he pays fair prices. On top Ram also offers very competitive trekking prices to his clients, since he is not interested in the fast buck. I have been to Nepal many times and in different parts and noticed that many trekking companies do not have sufficient equipment such as tents and other utensils for the tourists and the carriers.Ram does speak English very well and a bits and German too. I would really like to invite him to Germany. To my knowledge, there is no other agency in Nepal, which offers that much experience, good service at a competitive price as well as the very kind workers.You can find others, but not such as Ram’s trekking outfit. Whoever ever goes to his company all the customer are very happy and satisfied with his services. With these recommendations, I want to wish you the greatest vacation in the Himalaya region in Nepal in this wonderful country with all those very beautiful people. If you desire more and further information about Nepal, please let me know, I am always here for you. My very best regards to you,

, Germany

Everest Base Camp Trekking


I had and awesome time trekking with Cholendra in the Khumbu region! We did the Everest base camp and Kala Pathar summit on the last week of April 2010. Cholendra was always so nice, attentive to my needs and a great company. He has also a lot of experience in those mountains and I always feeled very safe and in good hands with him. Cholendra is also a very smart, ambitious and hard working man, I whish him all the best for the future! In the end, we became like brothers and I will miss him, at least until our next trek together !! Lots of greets from Canada and see you soon in trekking Cholendra!

, Canada

Trip Note

FLIGHT DELAY IN LUKLA: - Sometimes the flight may be canceled due to the unpredictable weather in Luka so Himalayan Joy Adventure has created an itinerary for this trek with one day free/extra day at the end of the trek. In case your flight has been canceled for more than two days, we will charter a helicopter to and from Luka to ensure your flight on scheduled towards homeland or further destination. This extra service cost will be a minimum of $500 to a maximum of $4000 USD dollars which you can claim from your insurance.

DEPARTURE AND ITINERARY: - Departure dates and itinerary arrangements can be custom-tailored to your needs, so please contact us with your inquiries regarding your tour departure date.

ECO-FRIENDLY: - Every day the world is facing a big issue of environmental pollution and in Nepal as well. Our field staffs are quite conscious of environmental pollution at any time and we encourage to all. We would suggest to our guests to use boiled water or water purification pills than buying a bottle of water, it helps to avoid plastic bottles which can take a long time to disappear. During the trek, if possible you can order the same items food in a group that minimizes the fuel used and to make a campfire is almost forbidden. We would encourage being a responsible traveler so, just leaving a footprint on the trail and bring out all the non-biodegradable which you had.



Lukla                    - Government Health Post and Hospital (Pasang Lhamu Nicole Niquille Hospital)

Namche                - Dental Clinic and Health post

Khunde                - Hospital (Hillary Trust)

Pheriche              - HRA Aid – Post Doctor



Group Size          

           Cost ( in USD)                                 

                              USD 1695.00 P/P

2 – 6 Persons

                              USD 1590.00 P/P

7 – 10 Persons

                              USD 1540.00 P/P

10 or above

                              USD 1490.00 P/P

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