12 Days Everest Base Camp Trek

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  • 12 Days
Price per personUS$1159
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2 - 2 US$ 1195
3 - 7 US$ 1159
8 - 12 US$ 1099
13 - 20 US$ 999
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  • Trip Duration12 Days
  • Difficulty LevelModerate - Strenuous
  • Best SeasonSpring & Autumn
  • Max Altitude5545 M (Kalapathar)

Overview

The Himalayas are a treasure trove of natural landscapes teeming with unparalleled beauty; villages where you’ll find the friendliest people you’re ever likely to meet and the highest mountains on the planet. Join Alpine Ramble Treks to discover the grandeur of the EBC Hike for yourself. The Khumbu is calling—will you answer?”

 

12-Day Everest Base Camp Trek Brief Highlights

  • Experience a dramatic mountain flight with magical views of the Himalayas
  • Spend 12 days acquainting yourself with the traditions and culture of the Sherpa people
  • Cross high-altitude suspension bridges draped in colorful Buddhist prayer flags
  • Climb to the viewpoint of Kala Patthar, where mountains like Everest, Lhotse, and Nuptse are close enough to touch
  • Follow in the footsteps of world-renowned mountaineers to reach the base of the world’s tallest mountain
  • Trek with a friendly and experienced local guide to learn more about the beautiful Khumbu region

 

Everest Base Camp Trek 12 Days Insight Overview

Prepare yourself for the hiking adventure of a lifetime! It all starts with an awe-inspiring scenic mountain flight to the tiny airport in Lukla, and it culminates with your arrival at the foot of the world’s tallest mountain. But in between, you’ll find peaceful Sherpa villages, colorful Buddhist monasteries, twinkling glacial rivers, and quiet wooded valleys steeped in mysterious wreaths of fog.

From the moment your feet hit the trail, you’ll know just how unique the Everest Base Camp Trek is. Alpine Ramble Treks has prepared this 12-day itinerary for travelers who want to see the best that Nepal has to offer, and traveling with us is the best way to ensure that your trek is a resounding success.

Don’t miss your chance to follow in the footsteps of some of the world’s most storied adventurers. Tenzing Norgay, Edmund Hillary, and George Mallory are just a few of the climbers who have become household names around the globe.

Their exploits on the mighty Everest have inspired trekkers from every country to see the mountain for themselves—and you could be the next to answer the call. After all, this is one of the most captivating journeys on the planet: a classic hiking trail that passes through welcoming Sherpa villages to reach high-altitude vantage points in the heart of the Himalayas.

While this is a reasonably challenging trek, no climbing skills are required, and your professional guides from Alpine Ramble Treks will help you to reach Everest Base Camp safely at your own pace.

Our 12-day Everest Base Camp Trek will bring you face-to-face with the highlights of the Khumbu region: the busy trading town of Namche Bazaar, the ancient monastery at Tengboche, the jaw-dropping wilderness of Sagarmatha National Park, and the soaring summits of Everest, Lhotse, and Ama Dablam.

This is a life-changing journey, and we recommend spending as much time as possible on the trail. But that doesn’t mean the EBC is only for travelers with weeks to spare. Alpine Ramble Treks also offers shorter alternative itineraries, such as oureight-day or seven-day trek.

Whichever itinerary you choose, rest assured that Alpine Ramble Treks will happily customize your trip to match your needs—and we’ll always take care of accommodations, trekking permits, meals, and other necessary travel arrangements. When you’re ready to get started, get in touch with us.

 

Hike to Kalapathar during the 12-day EBC trip itinerary.

Our outstanding Everest base camp 12-day trip itinerary includes a beautiful small mountain, Kalapathar, 5545 meters above sea level. It is one of the most beautiful places to enjoy the views of the mighty Himalayas range of the entire Everest region. The view from the top of Kalapathar Hill is genuinely overwhelming, immersing in the 360-degree panoramic views of the Himalayas, including the whole shape of Mount Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse, Ama Dablam, Pumori, Khumbuche, and so on.

 

EBC -12 Days Difficulty Level

While prior trekking experience is not a prerequisite for our EBC Trek package, this is a moderately complex hiking trail with a maximum elevation of more than 5,500 meters. You’ll be walking for six or seven hours each day, and the trail ascends and descends as it winds through countless side valleys and high-altitude Mountain passes.

For these reasons, you should be healthy and physically fit before starting this trek. Walking, running, and other forms of cardiovascular exercise are great ways to prepare for the opportunity to cross Mt. Everest from your bucket list.

An expert guide from Alpine Ramble Treks will also be assigned to watch over you, monitor your progress and condition, and shepherd you safely from Luka to Everest Base Camp—and back again.

If the 12-day EBC trek isn’t what you’re looking for, Alpine Ramble Treks has plenty of alternatives here in Khumbu. Consider our Everest Gokyo Lake Trek – 10 Days package or our eight-day Everest Base Camp Hiking Itinerary.

For those of us traveling short on time, Alpine Ramble Treks (ART) also organizes the finest short EBC Trek that can be completed in one week from Kathmandu.

And if you’re only here on a brief visit, you can still enjoy the splendor of the world’s tallest mountain by booking our Everest Helicopter Tour or Scenic Everest Flight. With convenient departures from Kathmandu, these day trips are a fantastic way to get up close and personal with Mt. Everest when you’re short on time.

 

Additional Benefits of this Trek with ART

  • Free guided Kathmandu valley sightseeing tour (Swoyembu, Boudhanath, and Pashupatinath temple).
  • Free transfers to and from Tribhuvan International Airport upon arrival and departure.
  • Complimentary use of any necessary trekking equipment, such as sleeping bags, down jackets, duffle bags, walkie-talkies, and an oximeter to monitor your oxygen and pulse.
  • Fun souvenirs of your Himalayan adventure: a trekking route map, a t-shirt emblazoned with the Alpine Ramble Treks logo, and a hat!
  • Free luggage storage access in KTM
  • Prearranged trekking permits, accommodations, transportation, and round-trip flight tickets between Kathmandu and Lukla.
  • Daily meals (breakfast, lunch, and dinner) are provided while staying at trekking lodges or teahouses along the EBC trek.
  • Medical kits, including Diamox, for high altitude sickness prevention.
  • Highly Flexible date and itinerary of this trekking program with no associated fee.
  • Emergency rescue by helicopter in the worst-case scenario, consulting with your respective travel insurance. 

 

Please note: The trekking times indicated Below are approximate and are best used as general guidelines. During the short Everest Base Camp Trek, you can travel freely at your own pace. We also recommend arriving in Kathmandu at least one day before your scheduled itinerary begins; this will allow you to meet with our trekking team in advance to learn more about your planned activities. Staying in Kathmandu for an extra day or two at the end of the itinerary will also provide you with a more flexible schedule if mountain flights between Kathmandu and Lukla are delayed due to weather.

 

Itinerary

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Our adventure begins after early morning breakfast at your Kathmandu hotel. We’ll catch a ride to the Tribhuvan International Airport and board a short flight to the mountain town of Lukla. While this is only a brief jaunt in the air, it’s sure to be one of the most memorable flights of your life—the Himalayan views from your airplane window are simply divine. After we land, we’ll meet up with our trekking team and begin the Everest Base Camp Trek in earnest. Our goal today is the little village of Phakding, which we should reach after just about four hours of hiking. We’ll get settled in a trekking lodge or teahouse, where we’ll spend the night. This afternoon, you can while away the hours visiting the local monastery or luxuriating in the peaceful ambiance of the nearby Dudh Koshi River.

  • Accommodation: Khumbu lodge /Similar Lodge
  • Trekking time: 3-4 hrs approx
  • Meals: Lunch and Dinner (Included)
  • Max. Altitude: 2,800m/9,187ft

We’ll rise early this morning and dig into a hot breakfast at our lodge. Make sure to have a second helping, since we’ll be trekking for about six hours today. Our second day on the Everest Base Camp Trek kicks off with a hike through a verdant wonderland of cool, shaded woods and secret waterfalls. We’ll cross scenic suspension bridges hanging over the rushing waters of the Dudh Koshi river, and we’ll get our first good look at some of the Himalayas’ highest peaks, including snow-capped Thamserku (6,608 meters). Our path then leads into Sagarmatha National Park: a vast area of natural beauty which shares its name with the Sanskrit name for Mount Everest. After lunch, we’ll cross another series of suspension bridges before laying eyes on Everest itself. From this vantage point, the lively town of Namche Bazaar is just around the corner. We’ll pick out the best available trekking lodge for tonight’s accommodations.

  • Accommodation :Sakura/ Alpine Lodge
  • Trekking time:  5-6 hrs approx
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner (Included)
  • Max. Altitude: 3,438m/11,280ft

As we reach higher and higher altitudes, it will be important to allow time for our bodies to adjust to the thinner atmosphere. We’ll spend today in Namche Bazaar, acclimatizing to the altitude and enjoying everything that this quirky trading hub has to offer. The town is actually known for its bakeries, which deserve accolades for producing mouth-watering pastries at high altitudes. You can also visit the Sherpa Culture Museum or take a short hike to enjoy the viewpoints from Syangboche Airport or the Hotel Everest View. However you choose to spend the day, time spent at Namche Bazaar is never wasted—and you certainly won’t go hungry. Tonight, we’ll return to our lodge to enjoy a second night here in town.

  • Accommodation :Sakura/ Alpine Lodge
  • Trekking time: 2-3 hrs approx
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner (Included)
  • Max. Altitude: 3,438m/11,280ft

After fortifying ourselves with a stout breakfast, we’ll shoulder our packs and make for the narrow hilltop above Namche Bazaar. You’ll get the chance to see a unique stupa here which memorializes Tenzing Norgay and his ascent to the top of Mount Everest, along with Edmund Hillary. Before long, some of the lesser-known but tremendously impressive Himalayan mountains will soar into view—along with Thamserku and Kangtega, don’t miss the iconic triple summits of Kusum Kanguru. From here, the path levels out as it approaches the waterway of the Dudh Koshi once again. Enjoying the marvelous scenery along the way, we’ll gradually begin our ascent through leafy rhododendron forests to reach Tengboche. If you’re trekking in the springtime, the colorful rhododendron blooms are a wonder to behold. Upon reaching Tengboche, we’ll get checked in at a local teahouse. Don’t miss your chance to visit Tengboche Monastery this afternoon: the most historic and well-known Buddhist gompa in Khumbu.

  • Accommodation: Local trekking lodge
  • Trekking time: 5-6 hrs approx
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner (Included)
  • Max. Altitude: 3,870m/12,697ft

Our fifth day on the Everest Base Camp Trek leads through the villages of Pangboche, Somare, and Dingboche. As we hike through pleasant rhododendron forest and cross a long suspension bridge over the iridescent waters of the Imja Khola river, gargantuan white mountains like Lhotse and Ama Dablam dominate the horizon. On the approach to Dingboche, we’ll also see a large number of mani stones arranged by the trailside. These are rocks painted or engraved with Buddhist mantras; you should always keep them to your right-hand side as you pass. Finally, we’ll trek across a wide expanse of terraced fields where barley and potatoes are grown, before arriving at Dingboche. We’ll pick out a comfortable lodge here to spend the next two nights.

  • Accommodation: Good Luck Lodge/Simialr
  • Trekking time: 5-6 hrs approx
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner (Included)
  • Max. Altitude: 4,360m/14,305ft

We’ve now reached the point on our Everest Base Camp Trek itinerary where our bodies need another day to adjust to the increased elevation. As always, the trekker’s maxim is “climb high, sleep low.” This means that we can safely ascend to the stunning vantage points of Nagarjun Hill or Chukhung Village before returning to Dingboche in the afternoon. Both of these day hikes afford superlative views of Makalu, Lhotse, Ama Dablam, and other Himalayan mountains. This evening, you’ll want to get a bite to eat at one of the bakeries or cafes in town. Later, watching the sunset over the windswept peaks of the mountains and the stone-walled terraces of Dingboche will make for an exquisite memory that you’ll return to again and again.

  • Accommodation: GoodLuck lodge/Similar
  • Hiking time: 2-3 hrs approx
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner (Included)
  • Max. Altitude: 4,360m/14,305ft

We’ll wake up this morning properly acclimatized and ready to continue our adventure. Today’s hike begins with a gradual climb through small villages and temporary herders’ settlements. Along the way, you’ll see familiar mountains like Ama Dablam and Nuptse, but don’t miss your chance to identify the lesser-known Kongma Tse and Taboche. Each of these peaks represents another breathtaking landmark on the proverbial road to Mount Everest. Shortly after passing through a little town called Dughla, we’ll stop to pay our respects at a series of memorial stupas dedicated to fallen climbers. Then it’s onward to Lobuche, where we’ll stop for the night. A hot meal and a good night’s sleep at our teahouse will come as a welcome reward after our hard work on today’s trail.

  • Accommodation: Oxygen Lodge/Similar
  • Trekking time:  4-5 hrs approx
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner (Included)
  • Max. Altitude: (4,910 m/16,105 ft)

Along with Namche Bazaar, Gorak Shep must be one of the most evocative names in all of the Khumbu. Merely hearing the name of this village spoken aloud conjures up images of excited trekkers, friendly Sherpas, and the spectacular massif of Everest itself. Our morning will begin with a hike along a rocky glacial moraine before arriving in Gorak Shep. We’ll stop here for a brief lunch before pressing onwards to Everest Base Camp. You’re sure to have a spring in your step as we follow the rocky path to reach our ultimate destination, with the winds of the highest mountain in the world blowing about our ears. When we arrive at base camp, it’s time to celebrate! You’ll have plenty of time to feast your eyes on the Himalayan panorama spreading out before us. Later, we’ll trek back to Gorak Shep to enjoy a triumphant meal, still basking in the glow of our success as we lay our heads to rest.

  • Accommodation: Himalaya Lodge/similar
  • Trekking time:  5-6 hrs approx
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner (Included)
  • Max. Altitude: 5,364m/17,599ft

Don’t be surprised if you wake up this morning still brimming over with excitement in the wake of yesterday’s accomplishments. We’ll make the most of this momentum by ascending to the magnificent lookout point of Kala Patthar. This short early-morning trek will allow us to enjoy 360-degree views of Nuptse, Ama Dablam, Taboche, Thamserku, and many other legendary Himalayan peaks and glaciers. From here, you can even get a better look at Everest than you did yesterday! Afterward, we’ll descend to Gorak Shep to enjoy a leisurely breakfast before setting off to retrace our steps all the way back to Pheriche. We’ve already hiked this part of the trail in the opposite direction, so this will be a comfortable and familiar route that will lead us to another cozy teahouse and another hot meal.

  • Accommodation: Pumori/ Phriche lodge
  • Trekking time:  5-6 hrs approx
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner (Included)
  • Max.Altitude: 5,545m/18,193ft

Our morning begins with a gentle descent through rhododendron woodlands as we make our way back to Namche Bazaar. We’ll trek for a couple of hours, reaching the Imja Khola river before stopping for lunch at Tengboche. Take this opportunity to get another look at the town’s beautiful monastery. While no photographs are allowed inside, the sights you’ll see will imprint themselves indelibly upon your memories. When we’re ready to start walking again, we’ll traverse green hills and windswept ridgelines to arrive at Namche Bazaar once again. You’ll have plenty of time this evening to enjoy some shopping before dinner; lots of interesting souvenirs and curios can be found here in Namche. We’ll spend our penultimate night on the Everest Base Camp Trek in another inviting teahouse.

  • Accommodation: Sakura/ Alpine Lodge
  • Trekking time:  5-6 hrs approx
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner (Included)
  • Max. Altitude: 3,438m/11,280ft

Today is our last day of adventure on the Everest Base Camp Trek. As we put Namche Bazaar to our backs, we’ll begin a steep descent through a number of small villages, including Phakding, where we spent our first night on the trail. Make sure to enjoy the stunning views of riverine valleys and forested slopes from the vantage point of multiple suspension bridges; they’ll represent your last glimpses of the scenic Khumbu wilderness. When we return to Lukla at last, we’ll share a celebratory meal as we reflect upon our life-changing experiences on the Everest Base Camp Trek. The more intrepid of our group won’t want to miss the chance to explore the quirky town of Lukla more fully—just be sure to get enough rest for tomorrow’s early-morning flight!

  • Accommodation:  Northfiled Lodge/Similar
  • Trekking time: : 5-6 hrs approx
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner (Included)
  • Max. Altitude: 2,800m/9,187ft

As dawn breaks over the Khumbu, we’ll get ready for our flight back to Kathmandu. Be sure to savor the spectacular views of the Himalayas one last time as we leave the wilderness behind and return to Nepal’s bustling capital city. This final night in Kathmandu represents a great opportunity to purchase some last-minute souvenirs and enjoy some fine dining at one of the city’s many great restaurants. If you’re traveling onwards in the morning, we’ll make sure to get you back to the airport in time for your departing flight. If you’re staying in Nepal, we’d be happy to assist you with any ongoing travel arrangements. Either way, it has been our pleasure to host you on the Everest Base Camp Trek, and we hope you’ll be back again soon!


  • Accommodation: Hotel Thamel Park
  • Flight time:  40 m approx
  • Meals: Breakfast (Included)
  • Max Altitude: 1,350m/4,429ft

Trip map

12 Days Everest Base Camp Trek map

Trip inclusion

  • Free International and domestic pick up and drop off ( Airport- Hotel- Airport) by private car/Jeep/ Hiace.
  • Meals on a full-board basis (Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner/ the main course) during the trek in the mountain.
  • Alpine Ramble’s experienced, government-licensed, English-speaking trekking guides/Sherpas.
  • All salary, food, drinks, accommodation, transport, and insurance for the guide.
  • 2-night 3-star hotel  accommodation with breakfast (B/B) in Kathmandu 
  • All necessary papers, including Everest National Park permit and TIMS card (Trekking Information Management System) 
  • Trekking equipment, such as the Sleeping bag and down jacket on request (optional)
  • Trekking lodges (Tea House) throughout the trek
  • Assistant guide for the group 6 or above
  • Airfare from Kathmandu – Lukla - Kathmandu, including airport departure tax in both Kathmandu and Lukla airport
  • Supplementary snacks: energy bars, crackers, cookies, etc.
  • Seasonal fresh fruits are dessert every evening after dinner.
  • Appreciation of certificate after the successful trek.
  • Farewell Dinner at a typical Nepalese restaurant with traditional music and dance
  • Alpine Ramble’s complimentary free T-shirt/  route map and a duffel bag (if required)
  • An oximeter to measure your oxygen and Pulse level during the trek in the mountains is beneficial for all the trekkers to be aware of the high altitude sickness.
  • Compressive first aid box (Guide will carry it throughout the trek).
  • Emergency rescue operation assistance will be arranged in case of complex health conditions (funded by your Travel Insurance)
  • All government, Local taxes/VAT, and official Expenses
  • 10% OF ALL PROCEEDS GO TO SUPPORT OUR SOCIAL IMPACTS INITIATIVE

 

 

  • Nepal entry visa fees (USD 30 for a day tourist visa can be obtained at the Airport of Kathmandu on arrival!) 
  • Extra accommodation and meals behind schedule the schedules of this trekking trip program 
  • All kinds of beverages, including alcoholic and nonalcoholic, as well as hot and cold drinks
  • Additional costs are out of management control due to the landscape, weather conditions, illness, changes in government policies, strikes, physical conditions, etc.
  • Surplus luggage charges for domestic airports (Max weight is 15-17 kg per person) 
  • Personal expenses such as snacks, laundry, telephone, WIFI, hot shower, etc., at tea houses on a trek  
  • Travel insurance has to cover emergency rescue evacuation from high altitudes up to 5000 m.
  • Personal trekking equipment for this trek 
  • Tipping and Gratitude to the guides and staff (Recommended by Nepali culture )
  • Any other expenses that are not mentioned in the Price Inclusive section of this trek

Dates & Price

Check our available trip departure dates and costs for Mount Everest Base Camp Hike - 12 Days. However, the set start dates listed are particularly quoted for the group joining opportunity. If the enumerated are not suitable for you, and you want to customize this trip, please get in touch with us for your customization departure date. Meanwhile, Private trips are available on any date of your selection that suits you at any time of the year at your convenience. Click here to select your own desired dates for the private tour! 

Start DateEnd DateStatusPrice 
20 Dec, 202331 Dec, 2023AvailableUS$1159
27 Dec, 202307 Jan, 2024AvailableUS$1159

Trip Info

 

Best Time for Everest Base Camp Trek 12 Days

Weather in the Himalayas is variable, and the arrival of the summer monsoon usually determines the best trekking seasons. To avoid the wettest conditions, many hikers travel during the spring, which occurs from February to March. This is the time of year when wildflowers are in bloom, and temperatures are at their most comfortable.

Other trekkers might prefer to undertake the Everest Base Camp Hike during the autumn season, between September and November. This is perhaps the best time of year for crisp days and clear mountain views. Of course, winter treks are also possible; while temperatures can be cold and trails can be packed with snow, there is an undeniable appeal to enjoying Everest Trekking without a crowd.

We typically recommend against hiking the EBC trek during summer. Suppose your schedule only allows you to visit Nepal during the summer. In that case, Alpine Ramble Treks will happily arrange a proper Himalayan adventure on one of our many alternate routes.

Please note: On rare occasions, domestic flights between Kathmandu and Lukla may be delayed or canceled due to weather conditions. This can happen during any time of the year, and you can rest assured that Alpine Ramble Treks will work with you to make any possible alternative arrangements to minimize the interruption to your holiday.

FOOD ON EVEREST BASE CAMP TREK 2023-24 

A trip to the world's highest mountain is a fantastic adventure experience of a lifetime. However, the food on the trek to Everest base camp is convenient and has a pretty wide selection of the food items on the tea houses' menus, which are originated and prepared by the local community of the Everest area, the most common diet and hygienic meals of the region as given below,

Standard Breakfast options - Tibetan Breads (a fried bread in oil, it’s also named Gurung bread in the Annapurna area), Chapati with Cheese (dry bread- a local wheat bread), Oatmeal, French toast with jam, honey, and peanut butter, Corn Flakes, Hashed brown, fried, Scrambles and boiled eggs, pancakes, porridge with milk, Muesli, Vegetable items and any hot drinks are available except espresso, Americano.

Common Lunch options – different variety of Thukpa (noodle soup), Dahl and Bhat (Nepalese local meal), Momos ( dumplings), Tibetan / chapati bread, Macaroni, Spaghetti, Sherpa Stew, a variety of soups, steaks, potato items, Sandwiches, Pizza, rice with curry, spring rolls, burgers and Pizza, yak steak and desserts items.

Common Dinner options- Momos (dumplings), different varieties of Thukpa (noodle soup), Dahl and Bhat (Nepalese local meal), Tibetan / chapati bread, Macaroni, Spaghetti, Sherpa Stew, a variety of soups, steaks, potato items, Sandwiches, Pizza, rice with curry, spring rolls, Raman soups, burgers and Pizza, yak steak, desserts items, hot and cold drinks are available on the menus on tea house, the menu’s selected meals are fresh and healthy with hygienic specialists by the mountain for the mountain trekkers.

At the tea houses, the menu has plenty of non-veg items mentioned. Still, officially, none of the meats are on our list of recommendations because the heart in the mountains, such as in high areas, is not sanitary and healthy. However, we want to persuade you to avoid eating meat, Alcoholic drinks, and smoking.

Deseret and Snack options include Rice Pudding, Apple pie, fruit snicker/Mars bar, popcorn, cake, pastries, etc.

Hot Drink options – Varieties of hot drinks like black/milk coffees, black/mint/ginger/Green/ lemon honey teas, hot chocolates, hot mango juice, hot orange juice, hot pineapple juice, etc.).

 

ACCOMMODATION ON A 12-DAY EBC TREK 

In our 12 Days Everest Base Camp Trekking itinerary, we offer accommodations at a typical tea house or Trekking; in this system, the room typically serves two single beds for two trekkers of the same gender in a group, but a single room can be provided if required. Our room has warm and friendly blankets, pillows, comfortable matrices, attached bathrooms (not everywhere), and excellent views. However, upon request, the room can be upgraded to Luxury in a hotel like Yeti Mountain Home.

During the trek, we will ensure and accommodate you to the best available tea houses with great mountain views and sceneries.

 

BEST TIME FOR EBC TREK 12 DAYS 

Choose the best month for your remarkable trekking experience of a lifetime! Nepal has five seasons, like many other countries: Spring, Summer, Monsoon, Autumn, and Winter. Among all these seasons, there are mainly two distinct trekking seasons for Everest Base Camp or any region treks in Nepal: autumn and spring.

Spring (Pre-monsoon) – Spring includes Feb, March, April, and May; the weather in this month is mainly stable and dry with a moderate climate. This time of the year is perfect for trekking in the Everest region, as it offers a crystal clear view of the mountains and sceneries daily. The Temperature can reach up to 15- 20 degrees Celsius in the daytime, and the nighttime Temperature can drop to - 8/12 degrees Celsius. The spring welcomes thousands of flora and vegetation, making the trek more beautiful and enjoyable in Nepal.

Autumn (Post monsoon)- Autumn is another great season for trekking on Everest; autumn includes September, October, November, and December. During the autumn, the temperatures should be rated as between 14-20 degrees in the daytime, and nighttime can decrease to -5/10 degrees Celsius; it’s excellent for trekking.

 

SAFETY & SATISFACTIONS 

SAFETY IS OUR TOP PRIORITY- NOTHING IS MORE IMPORTANT THAN THE SAFETY AND HEALTH OF OUR CLIENTS AND EMPLOYEES.

Our 12-Day Everest Base Camp Itinerary is a fully guided trek where you will get a highly experienced, knowledgeable, English-speaking, and friendly local guide who'll accompany the group from the moment you land to the end of the journey. Our guides are fully insured and have been well-trained by the government of Nepal. We work with certified guides. However, our leaders or directions will carry all the essential equipment with a first aid kit for safety during the trek. We suggest taking some of your medical kits if you have them. Suppose any of our group members has any trouble with mountain sickness or unforeseen circumstances during the trek there. In that case, we will always stand by to send a rescue helicopter to bring our clients back. In this case, we may ask your travel insurance to claim the funds for your rescue, so ensure you have reliable travel insurance covering medical evacuation and an emergency rescue helicopter up to 600 m.

 

PASSPORT AND VISA 

Upon arrival, travelers can get an- On Arrival Visa at Tribhuvan International Airport Kathmandu, Nepal. The visa fee for a three-month tourist- visa is 40 USD; it's playable at the airport. Please note that your holding passport should be validated at least six months from your arrival date. Meanwhile, travelers of Indian and Chinese nationalities are not required to pay this fee since the country declared a free visa for these two countries!

 

TRAVEL INSURANCE

For Safety reasons, Travel insurance is mandatory for trekkers participating in trek and tour programs on the mountains. Getting travel insurance, especially in mountain areas, is like security on which you can rely and enjoy your trip without any worries. We highly recommend getting good compressive travel insurance covering emergency helicopter rescue and medical evacuation expenses. It will be an assisted protection tour to cover personal injury, injury, and repatriation expenses, and any illness will be covered. Having good travel insurance will guarantee you peace of mind while you travel with us and provide you with complete coverage for anything that may go wrong.

 

TREKKING EQUIPMENT FOR EBC TRIP

The following lists are the essential trekking gear recommended for trekking in Nepal, and all listed equipment can also be bought easily in Kathmandu. Kathmandu has several shops selling the necessary clothes and gear for trekkers.

  • A few pairs of Thermal tops
  • Fleece jacket/pullover
  • Windcheater - waterproof shell jacket, one pair
  • Down jacket -(The company will provide it if you do not have your own.)
  • Comfortable Fleece/wool trousers
  • Trekking pants- at least two pairs
  • Mittens/woolen gloves
  • Warm Hiking socks
  • Trekking shoes with spare laces
  • Pair of flip-flop
  • Underwear and swimming costume
  • Hiking Cotton trousers/t-shirts
  • Sun hat/scarf
  • Sunglasses
  • Sleeping bag -(The company will provide it if you do not have your own)
  • Trekking poles (Not 100%)
  • Day bag above 40 L
  • 1 set- Headlamp
  • Small lock for the day backpack
  • Reusable water bottles- 2 letters
  • Water purification tablets/ electric light
  • Wash towel
  • Toiletries (wet tissue, quick-drying towel, toilet paper, moisturizers, lip balms, sunscreens, sanitary pads, hand sanitizer, nail clipper, small mirror, toothpaste & brush, etc)
  • Rain poncho
  • Basic personal first aid kit.

We at Alpine Ramble Treks are involved in the Kathmandu Environmental Education Project (KEEP) and organize eco-friendly trips that teach to make the sustainable, positive, and environmentally sensitive of both travelers and communities.

 

TRANSPORTATIONS 

Alpine Ramble Treks offers a free airport transfer on arrival and departure for both international and domestic. However, we also provide all the ground transportation in Kathmandu.

A- round-trip flight to and from Lukla is included with all applicable airport taxes. Despite the flights being included sometimes, the flight to and from Lukla can be delayed or canceled due to the bad weather!

 

BOOKING & CONFORMATIONS 

Alpine Ramble Treks (P) Ltd. is a government-authorized and registered trekking and adventure operator based in Nepal. The company registered number is 178805/074/075.

We are also associated with various local and international tourism associations. Therefore, any adventure-interested persons are welcome to be booked and part of our family now. We treat you as family members while traveling with us. We called the mountain family home away from home with us.

To process a trip booking with us, you must deposit 20 % of the total trip cost in advance of the prior time to ensure all the reservations, such as Hotels, guides, trekking permits, transportation, etc. The remaining payment can be easily made to us on your arrival by credit card or in cash - cash would be much appreciated.

At the same time, we would also like to request you to send all the required documents, such as passport, travel insurance copies, and flight details at the time of booking. Secure your seats now.

 

LAST-MINUTE BOOKING

We accept last-minute bookings that interested travelers can make a day before the trip starts. Moreover, the payment should be made 100% if you are booking this for the last minute and the booking can be made directly through the online form or by sending us an email, messages on WhatsApp, or by calling. But, Last-minute booking may not be acceptable for Bhutan and Tibet trips. Free Booking Form!

 

We look forward to experiencing this trip with you soon!

 

FAQs

Yes, on upon arrival at Tribhuvan International airport, you’ll be received and welcomed by one of our Alpine Ramble crews and transfer to the respective hotel
 

Altitudes in the Himalayas of Nepal definitely demand excellent stamina, tough determination, and the best health condition. Some sections of the trek are quite demanding and some days might even require 5-7 hours of walking.

Although the trek to the Everest Base Camp is considered moderate and easily attainable, it is no walk in the park.

Moreover, the good news is that no technical skill is required to plan your trek or any other exploratory trips in Nepal. However, your prior hiking experience will definitely be considered a plus point. A few months of regular exercise including walking and jogging is recommended before the trip to build up the required stamina.

Our professional guides will do their best to keep a reasonable pace throughout the trek. They will always be on hand to encourage and give advice when required. Their aim is for all participants to not only complete this trek but to have the best time of their life exploring the wonderful Himalayas.

Yes, Or guide will be taking a first aid kit with basis medicines including Diamox. However, we would recommend you to take some medicine by yourself. 

Yes, Three meals of a day including breakfast, lunch, and dinner will be provided during the trek in the mountain and foods you will be eating as per menu- offers a wide verity of meals including local and western continentals. 

Yes, you can be paid either way. However, we recommend you to pay in cash for the remaining of your tour balance, paying by credit card charge you 4 % extra as serving fee by the bank. Any amounts of cash are acceptable! 

The travelers need to be paid 10% of the full trip cost in advance and remaining of the funds for trekking can be made on arrival in Kathmandu. For the booking of your trip please go through the section of "BOOK YOUR TRIP" and click there to make your reservation, it's instant booking confirmation. 

 

Yes, Kathmandu has plenty of shops offering the best prices for trekking gears.

The best season of the year for this trek is Autumn ( Spe- Dec) and Spring ( March-May) with the clear sky and great views- the temperatures are moderate, you can also do the trek in other months as well with less crowded. 

 

Yes, we have a safe place to store your luggage at our Hotel or office.

Yes, The laundry and Hot shower (more likely bucket shower at the higher point of the trek) services are available with small charge 

Yes, we will help you to exchange your current very easily 

Yes, almost every teahouse has Wifi offer with a little charge 

Yes, Visitors can get - On Arrival visa very easily at the Tribhuvan International airport, Kathmandu, Nepal. 'On Arrival' visa procedure is very quick and simple. You can expect some queues during peak Tourist season.

Yes, travel insurance is mandatory for trekking to the Everest region. -your travel insurance must cover medical and emergency repatriation inclusive of helicopter rescue and evacuation expenses at high altitude for individual trekking members, please kindly provide us your insurance to us at the time of booking your trip or later - before your trip get started. Alpine Ramble will help and assist you to buy travel insurance for potential unforeseen events or altitude sickness during the trek.

The answer is absolutely Yes, we have been trekking many times with a solo female trekker and all of the trekking tours have successfully done by supporting the help of our friendly and experienced Guides and sherpa team.
 

Everest base camp elevation is 5364 meters 

The Highest Point of our trek is 5545 meters (KALAPATHAR)  above the sea level 

Yes, Our Guide and Porters are all insured and they have trekking climbing insurances for trekking to any mountain in Nepal.

 

Of course, yes, you can!  This trekking tour can be done by anyone from 8 years young to 75 years old with a reasonably fit by physical and mental. However, this trekking tour will be guided by a highly experienced and knowledgeable guide who helps you to accomplish the trek with great help and support thoroughly.

Yes, The trekkers should have to have registered trekking permits of Sagarmatha National Park Permit and TIMS (Trekker's Management Systems) and they are all helped and provided by Alpine Ramble Trekks- it's all are included on our package program.

Apparently, the hiking would be at least 4-6  hours per day

Yes, you could choose to own your departure dates according to your time and schedule if the published Departure dates are not suitable for your travel plans, we will help you to customize the trip Itinerary on your own time and preferences. 
  • Ascend Slowly
  • Avoid Alcohol, Cigarettes & Tobacco
  • Proper Acclimatization Rest and walk slowly
  • Drink plenty of water - at least 3 liters of a day
  • Eat Well and Plenty- mostly soups items like garlic, ginger, etc
  • Use the Diamox as per Doctor's instructors if AMS symptoms grew 

Reviews

  • John Narisma - October 19, 2023

    8 Stars! Thanks to Dil and company! Definitely get Alpine Ramble as your trekking guide. What you will pay is way below of what you can get from them. From Airport transfers, to Lukla and to EBC, and back. It's like having a peace of mind, and leaning on a rock. All you need to do is to keep pushing yourself to finish the day's trek; and go on for another, after a night's sleep. Everything's well taken care of. Their guides are well experienced and will never leave you behind. Would admit that the Mt Everest Base Camp Trek is not moderate but difficult. So, have yourself trained at your home country, like climbing hills/mountains, and the rock terrain so you can easily navigate at the Trek. It's not the usual trek, remember it's Mt Everest Base Camp. Enjoy the trip with Alpine Ramble. You'll never get dissatisfied with the constant follow-up questions every morning, like how was your sleep? Is the food ok? Are you good? etc. :)

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    Robin Besold - October 09, 2023

    The EBC Trek with our guide Arpan was excellent. He has very good mountain experience and he know everything. Our porter Mr. Suk also was very kind and friendly. We were very very happy with them. Thank you so much for organize our trip Mr. Dill from Alpine Ramble! This is a very good company in Nepal!

  • Hugo Smeele - October 02, 2023

    While booking, we mostly viewed the various ratings. Alpine Ramble had a very high one, therefore we used for this company. This trek was perfectly arranged and we were extremely happy that we’ve booked with this company. From pickup, to drop off everything was arranged very good. Our guide spoke very good English, was very enthousiastic and was very happy to help during the trek. He knew everything about the mountains. Helped us during the trek and was very friendly. Compliments to the complete alpine ramble team. Thanks to you this was a memorable trip, to never forget. Kind regards,Hugo

  • Naila Evans - June 05, 2023

    I recently did the Everest base camp trek and I would highly recommend booking with the alpine ramble. Namely our guide Samir was incredible, we really couldn’t have asked for a better guide. He was very kind and caring with us, always making sure we had what we needed, we were comfortable, and during trekking ensuring we felt okay. He provided us with little snacks and reminded us to drink water (very important). I did get altitude sickness and Dill the owner of the company took care of all the arrangements with my medical insurance while Samir monitored me and we made a plan of action together. I truly could not have imagined getting through this without them on my team. From the moment of pickup at the airport to our farewell dinner and drop off, it was a 12/10 experience. Look no further for a trekking company in Nepal!! Namaste🙏🏼

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    NIMISHA LODHA - April 23, 2023

    We recently had the privilege of embarking on the Everest Base Camp Trekking adventure with Alpine Ramble and it exceeded all our expectations. From the moment we signed up for the trip to the final steps back in Lukla, every aspect of the journey was meticulously planned and flawlessly executed.Company's CEO Dill was continuously in contact with us from initially when we inquire about this company from google till last day of trek. They provided one Guide & Porter for both of us for entire time of trek. They were very kind & humble. Our guide Ram is gem of a person. He always ensure our safety and comfort throughout the trek. His experienced possessed extensive knowledge of the region, offering insightful commentary on the surrounding landscape, culture, and history. His expertise and friendly demeanor made the journey even more enjoyable and engaging.The itinerary was very well-designed, striking a perfect balance between trekking and acclimatization days. Each day brought new breathtaking vistas, from picturesque valleys to majestic mountain peaks. The sight of Everest's towering presence as we approached the Base Camp was awe-inspiring, leaving an indelible mark on my memory.Accommodation during the trek was comfortable, considering the remote location. Teahouses along the way provided warm beds, hearty meals with love and a cozy atmosphere to rest and rejuvenate after a day of trekking. Ram ensured that our dietary needs were met, offering a variety of delicious meals that fueled our bodies for the adventure ahead.Safety was a top priority for us & hence for the team. they took all necessary precautions to ensure our well-being. Our guide Ram was well-prepared and knowledgeable about altitude sickness, constantly monitoring our health and providing valuable advice. His attention to detail and responsiveness to any concerns or questions gave us peace of mind throughout the journey.Moreover, the camaraderie and support among the fellow trekkers created a fantastic group dynamic. We were trekking with other group , shared stories, laughter, and unforgettable moments that forged lifelong friendship. In conclusion, We wholeheartedly recommend Alpine Ramble for anyone seeking a remarkable EBC Trekking experience. Their attention to detail, exceptional guides and dedication to customer satisfaction ensure an unforgettable journey through the breathtaking Himalayas. We are grateful for the memories and the opportunity we got to explore this magnificent region with such a friendly & reliable people with professional company.Trekking to EBC is Once in a life time adventure and I strongly recommend this company to fulfill your dream. Thank you so much Alpine Ramble for making Our EBC Trekking experience truly remarkable & unforgettable.