Discover High Himalayas +9779851031957 (Cholendra)

Everest Base Camp Trek

  • 12 Days
  • From USD
  • $1,495.00  (P/P)

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
  • Group Size: Minimum 2 pax
  • Best months to trek: March – May, September - December
  • Accomodation: Hotel in Kathmandu and teahouses in the trek

Everest soaring peak is so high that trekking to its base camp is still once in lifetime experience and considered as one of world’s top adventure destination in the Himalayas. Everest base camp trek offers an ultimate challenge and awards a sense of achievement bringing you so close to its peak. This trek can a great introductory bid for expedition to Everest.

Everest region boasts awe-inspiring scenery with parades of sparkling peaks, incredible glaciers and age-old monasteries along with long fabled Sherpa culture and history. The teahouse along the trail are highly organized that remain busier every year. The hospitality of local Sherpa is legendry and religious celebration of festival like Rimdu Mask festival are always worth exploring.

EBC trek offers breathtaking scenery, pristine mountain views, and exceptional high and low trails. Its immaculate beauty is sure to capture your heart as your trek through some of the most remarkable landscapes in the world. The snow-capped peaks above the Khumbu Glacier are unforgettable and the view of Mount Everest from the summit of Kala Patthar (5545m) is sure to take your breath away.

Everest trek begins in Lukla (2800m) after a short trans-Himalayan flight from Kathmandu to the Tenzing-Hilary Airport. You will begin trekking through the village of Chhaurikhara passing colorful mani walls, stupas and prayer wheels along the way, and reach Phakding. Negotiating several uphill section, 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.

Next day, we procced for Tengboche (3870m) and walk through the villages of Kenjuma and Sansa. We then trek to Lobuche (4930m) and Gorak Shep (5160m) to make our final ascent to Everest Base Camp, the point where the world’s highest Tenzing-Hillary Everest Marathon starts. The final day of climb to Mount Everest Base Camp over the boulder-strewn moraines can be strenuous but very gratifying for the sense of achievement and great scenery. A pre-dawn climb to Kala Patthar offers surreal view of Everest, the South Col, Nuptse and the lower glacier. The comfortable four days downhill trek uses an alternative lower route staying in different villages.

The expert team of Himalayan Joy Adventure along with 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 Everest Base Camp trip experience. We welcome you to explore this truly amazing destination with us and experience an adventure of a lifetime and are fully committed to providing excellent services for all of our clients.Himalayan Joy Adventurespecializes in providing best services for this region. 

Best seasons for trekking in Everest

Though EBC trek is possible to conduct throughout the year, the best time of the year to trek Everest is spring (March to May) and autumn (September to November). The temperature during these seasons are good and so are the views.

Physical and Experience Requirements

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

What You Can Expect

  • Complete the classic trek through the Himalayas
  • Admire Mt Everest from Kala Pattar (5545m)
  • Explore Buddhist culture and monasteries 

Outline Itinerary


A Himalayan Joy Adventure representative will greet you at the Tribhuwan International Airport upon your arrival and provide transportation to your hotel. After checking into your room and refreshing, our HJA 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 hotel.

Trip Map

Cost Includes

  • Airport picks up and drops by private tourist vehicle.
  • 3 nights hotel (3 star category) in Kathmandu on B/B plan.
  • Flight to and from Lukla (15 kg baggage 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.

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

“Excellent trek to Mount Everest Base Camp!”

“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

J3093PQannab, Viet Nam

“The Adventure of a Lifetime”

“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!  

Hannah Cooperrider, United States

“The best experience of my life”

“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)!  

dpurks12, United States

Annapurna and Everest Trekking

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.

Mark S.R. Williams, Mexico

Nepal Trekking

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,

Harald Müller, Germany

Everest Base Camp Trekking

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!

David Anton Plesu, Canada

Trip Note

FLIGHT DELAY IN LUKLA: - Sometimes the flight may be cancelled 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 cancelled 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 minimum $500 to maximum $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 about environmental pollution at any time and we encourage to all. We would suggest to our guest 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 same items food in a group which minimises the fuel used and to make a campfire is almost forbidden. We would encourage being a responsible traveller so, just leaving a footprint on the trail and bring out all 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)                                 

1 – 3 Persons

                              USD 1495.00 P/P

4 – 6 Persons

                              USD 1440.00 P/P

7 – 10 Persons

                              USD 1360.00 P/P

10 or above

                              USD 1290.00 P/P

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