Everest Base Camp Trek (8-11 Day)

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  • 11 Days
Price per personUS$1099
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No. of peoplePrice P.P
1 - 1 US$ 1295
2 - 2 US$ 1255
3 - 5 US$ 1199
6 - 10 US$ 1155
11 - 15 US$ 1099
16 - 30 US$ 999
$1295 x 1 guests:
$1295

Total
$1295
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  • Trip Duration11 Days
  • Difficulty LevelModerate - Strenuous
  • Best SeasonMarch- May & Sep- Nov
  • Max Altitude5,545m (Kalapathar)

Overview

"Take the first steps on your journey to Mount Everest in the fabled highlands of the Khumbu, the heart of Sherpa country. Here, you’ll discover a fascinating combination of classic Himalayan peaks, timeless Buddhist monasteries, and friendly mountain villagers practicing an enduring way of life. Let Alpine Ramble Treks be your guide to this unforgettable adventure of a lifetime".

Complete Everest Base Camp Trek  Overview 

Have you ever wanted to embark on the EBC Trek to see the world’s tallest mountain? Have you ever wanted to set out on an overland trek in one of the planet's most spectacular and remote corners? This trekking itinerary allows you to complete the round-trip circuit to the base of Mount Everest in just eight - eleven days.

We’ve crafted this package specifically for travelers on a tight schedule, ensuring you won’t miss out on any of the highlights this world-famous hiking route offers.

The trekking to EBC is arguably the single most popular trail in the Himalayas, attracting visitors from around the globe year after year. And if you’re looking for an accessible and rewarding way to experience this unparalleled adventure, you’d be hard-pressed to find a better option than our eight-day hiking to Everest Base Camp.

No matter the season, the exceptional beauty and challenging terrain of the Khumbu conspire to offer the most extraordinary experience a hiker could desire on the hike to Everest Base Camp. 

You’ll traverse lush forests draped in moss, cross alpine meadows adorned with wildflowers, and pass through picturesque trailside villages clinging to the slopes of steep mountains.

And at the end of the trail, you’ll reach Everest itself: an 8,848-meter colossus that defines Nepal’s mountain ranges and the entirety of the Himalayas themselves. Known variously as Everest, Sagarmatha, and Chomolungma, the tallest mountain in the world is an awe-inspiring sight of undisputable magnitude—but it’s not the only peak in the region.

As you approach the base camp, you’ll walk in the shadows of a range of genuinely mighty mountains. The evocative names of Lhotse, Nuptse, Thamserku, Kongde, Pumori, and Ama Dablam are just a few. And when you reach the thrilling high-altitude vantage point of Kala Patthar, you’ll be rewarded with a 360-degree panorama of these distinctive landmarks.

During the trek, you’ll also visit several iconic mountain villages synonymous with the Khumbu: Namche Bazaar, Tengboche, and Lobuche.

You’ll get a firsthand glimpse into the daily routines of local people here, including the vibrant religious traditions that define their way of life.

You’ll learn to recognize and understand the significance of the Buddhist Chortens, prayer wheels, and prayer flags that can be found along the trail, and we’ll even visit the most important religious center in the region: Tengboche Monastery.

Your guide from Alpine Ramble Treks (ART) will help you unlock the secrets of the Khumbu, interpret the rich cultural fabric of the Himalayas, and lead you to the conclusion of a successful trek.

Read on to learn more about this exciting package, and contact us day or night with any questions. Our tour experts are ready to help and can be reached.

 

Best Time of Year for Everest Trek  

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 EBC 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 the trip without a crowd.

We typically recommend hiking the Everest Base Camp during the 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.

Everest Base Camp Hike Difficulty 

While prior trekking experience is not a prerequisite for our Everest Trek package, this is a moderately complex hiking trail with a maximum elevation of more than 5,500 meters. You’ll be walking for five to 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. However, this trek has also included days for acclimatization; your past trekking or hiking experience might be beneficial.

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.

This trek is doable if you are physically prepared. However, having a positive mindset will also help to determine whether to complete this trek.

The route follows the same as the traditional EBC 12-day hike. Still, this program does not include the day for the acclimatization in Dingbuche. Still, it can be built if you require it, which might not be needed if you are physically fit since our itinerary gains the high slowly from the lower lands to the high elevation.

Moreover, this 8-day to 11-day Everest base camp trekking is doable by any traveler who can walk four to six hours daily. It is an average hike and does not require any technical climbing. 

EBC trip Alternative options 

If the 11-Day Everest Base Camp Trekking isn’t what you’re looking for, Alpine Ramble Treks has plenty of alternatives here in Khumbu. Hikers traveling for two weeks would consider our comfortable 14-day EBC trek, including two acclimatization days. 

And suppose you’re only here on a brief visit. In that case, you can still enjoy the splendor of the world’s tallest mountain by booking our Everest Helicopter Tour. Alternatively, at an affordable inclusion value, you may be interested in our easy Langtang Valley trek and Annapurna Base Camp Trek.

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.

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. 

 

Additional Benefits of this Trek with ART

  • Free Airpot transfers to pick you up upon arrival and drop you off at the end of the trip. 
  • Complimentary use of any necessary trekking equipment, such as sleeping bags, down jackets, duffle bags, walkie-talkies, trekking poles, and an oximeter to monitor your oxygen and pulse.
  • A guided Kathmandu valley tour with a local ART expertise Guide and cheerful driver.
  • Fun souvenirs of your Himalayan adventure: a trekking route map, a t-shirt emblazoned with the Alpine Ramble Treks logo, and a hat!
  • 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 trek.
  • Medical kit and supplies, including Diamox for the high altitude sickness in the mountain. 
  • A storage room is needed to store traveling luggage or suitcases if you do not need to carry them on a trek. 
  • Dinner at the best place to see the Cultural Show at the end of the trek. 

 

Highlights

  • Enjoy a warm reception from your hosts at Alpine Ramble Treks when you arrive in Kathmandu.
  • Take in stunning mountain vistas from an aerial perspective as you pass over the Himalayas on two dramatic flights between Kathmandu and Lukla.
  • Visit the exciting mountain town of Namche Bazaar and check out its Sherpa Museum, where you’ll learn about the rich traditions of this timeless culture.
  • Earn gobsmacking views of towering snowcapped peaks, such as Lhotse, Nuptse, Ama Dablam, and the unmatched Mount Everest.
  • Ascend to higher than 5,500 meters in altitude to reach the magnificent viewpoint of Kala Patthar, where you’ll be rewarded with the best alpine panorama in Nepal.
  • Stand at the foot of the world’s tallest mountain when you realize every trekker’s dream: arriving at Everest Base Camp.

 

 

Please note: This itinerary is flexible based on your desire and flexibility; if you are an experienced trekker/athlete used to trekking in high-altitude areas, it can be done within eight nights and nine days. However, if traveling in a high-altitude area for the first time, acclimatization day is recommended to get your body used to the altitude before approaching higher elevation on a trek. The itinerary will be customized based on your requirements. Moreover, 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. If required, staying in Kathmandu for one extra day for acclimatization at the end of the itinerary will also be helpful. It will also provide a more flexible schedule if mountain flights between Kathmandu and Lukla are delayed due to weather.

Itinerary

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Grab a window seat—and your camera! Our Everest Base Camp Trek begins with a captivating scenic flight from Kathmandu to Lukla, the gateway to the Khumbu. The sight of the icebound Himalayas spreading across the country beneath the wings of your plane is nothing short of jaw-dropping, and you can look forward to enjoying even more spectacular views over the course of the next few days. When we touch down in Lukla, we’ll meet up with the Sherpa people and get ready to hit the trail. Lukla is situated at an altitude of only 2,860 meters, and our first day of hiking on the Everest Base Camp Trek will serve as a gentle introduction to the more challenging days ahead.

From Lukla, we’ll ascend gradually to pass by a series of small mountain villages and hamlets before reaching the winding watercourse known as the Dudh Koshi River. We’ll cross a picturesque suspension bridge here and climb the opposite bank to reach the little town of Ghat, where the trail is lined with boulders and rocks carefully inscribed with Buddhist mantras. These are known as mani walls, and you should endeavor to keep them on your right as you pass by. Leaving the village behind, we’ll finally descend along quiet forested paths to reach today’s stopping point: the bustling settlement of Phakding. Each lodge on the Everest Base Camp Trek will provide for all of your meals and sleeping arrangements, and tonight is no exception. There are a handful of excellent trekking lodges here in Phakding, and we’ll select one of the best for our overnight accommodations. 

  • Accommodation: Overnight at Azalia Hotel/Similar
  • Hiking Duration:3-4 hrs approx
  • Meals: Meals: Lunch +Dinner (Included)
  • Max Elevation: 2,852m/9,355 ft

We will leave Phakding after breakfast this morning and follow the Dudh Koshi River through beautiful pine forests and waterfalls. As we emerge from the woods, we will get the first glimpse of Thamserku Peak. Its craggy, snow-capped summit rises to 6,608 meters, and its appearance on the skyline will remind us that we are trekking in the highest mountains in the world. After passing a ticketing checkpoint, we will hike past several small villages before reaching the town of Monjo. Here, we can stop at one of the local lodges for a bite to eat or a cup of tea before continuing on to the second part of today's trek.

From Monjo, we will enter the wilderness of Sagarmatha National Park. The park is named after Mount Everest, which dominates the landscape. However, there is much more to see here, including over 200 species of birds and a few large mammals such as the Himalayan tahr and musk deer. Keep an eye out for the beautiful flowers of the rhododendron as we trek beneath pine, juniper, and birch trees. If you're trekking during spring, you may be lucky enough to see them in bloom. As we approach Namche Bazaar, the commercial center and trading hub of the Khumbu region, we will cross a series of suspension bridges over the Dudh Koshi and Bhote Koshi rivers. We will spend tonight at one of the best available trekking lodges in Namche Bazaar.

  • Accommodation: Sakura Guesthouse/Alpine
  • Hiking Duration: 5-6 hrs approx
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner (Included)
  • Max Elevation: 3,4430m/11,280 ft

Today is an important day to let our bodies adjust to the increased elevation. Namche Bazaar is located at an altitude of about 3,440 meters, so we will spend the day leisurely exploring the town and its immediate surroundings. You can visit the Sherpa Culture Museum to learn about the history and traditions of these fascinating people or browse the many stalls and shops scattered throughout the town. Namche Bazaar is famous for its bakeries, and you shouldn't miss the chance to try some fresh pastries while enjoying the mountain views. If you're feeling restless, you can take a short acclimatization excursion to Syangboche Airport, one of the highest airports in the world, not used by any commercial airlines. Alternatively, you can hike to the world-renowned Hotel Everest View, which boasts the best panoramic view in all of Namche Bazaar. After a day of rest and exploration, we'll return to the hotel for our second night

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

As we continue our ascent into the Himalayas on the third day of our Everest Base Camp Trek, we will be rewarded with breathtaking views of the mountains. The first half of today's hike will take us through peaceful rhododendron forests for approximately four hours, before we arrive at the village of Tengboche. This village is renowned for being the home of Tengboche Monastery, which is the oldest and most significant religious institution in the region. The monastery's entrance is adorned with traditional Tibetan Buddhist iconography, and it is situated against a stunning backdrop of snow-capped peaks, including Khumbila and Ama Dablam. Inside the monastery, you may have the chance to witness the daily prayers of the local monks.

After exploring the monastery and taking a short break, we will resume our trek and conclude the remaining part of the day at the tea house in Tengboche. Here, we can relish the spectacular views while having our dinner in the evening!

  • Accommodation: Kailash/ Trekkers Lodge
  • Hiking Duration: 5-6 hrs approx
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner (Included)
  • Max. Elevation: 3990 m/14,677 ft

We’ll start the fourth day of our Everest Base Camp Trek with a hearty breakfast at our cozy teahouse before setting out. Today’s route rises above the treeline into a dry, arid landscape of rock-studded fields and meadows. We’ll pass through the river valley of the Khumbu Khola, hiking along a trail peppered with mani walls, prayer wheels, and the occasional rock mural. Eventually, we’ll come across the little Sherpa towns of Somare and Dengbuche; we’ll stop in the latter to enjoy a magnificent view of the windswept valley capped with soaring Himalayan peaks.  We’ll catch a stunning glimpse of Cholatse, Taboche, and the ever-present Ama Dablam. We’ll enjoy a similar panoramic view from Dingvuhe, where we’ll select a comfortable teahouse for tonight’s lodgings. Make sure to get plenty of rest!

  • Accommodation: Thukla / Similar Lodge
  • Hiking Duration: 5-6 hrs approx
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner (Included)
  • Max. Elevation: 4620 m/15110 ft

We will wake up this morning feeling acclimatized and ready to continue our adventure. Today's hike will start with a gradual climb through small villages and temporary settlements of herders. As we proceed, we'll be able to spot familiar mountains like Ama Dablam and Nuptse but don't miss out on the chance to identify lesser-known peaks like Kongma Tse and Taboche, which are equally stunning. Each of these peaks marks a significant landmark on the way to Mount Everest. After passing through a little town called Dughla, we will pause to pay our respects at a series of memorial stupas dedicated to fallen climbers. Then, we will move forward to Lobuche, where we will spend the night. A hot meal and a good night's rest at our teahouse will be a welcome reward after the hard work on today's trail.

  • Oxygen Lodge/Similar
  • Hiking Duration: 5-6 hrs approx
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner (Included)
  • Max. Altitude: (4,910 m/16,105 ft)

If you thought yesterday's views were unbeatable, wait until you reach the high-altitude lookout of Kala Patthar. We will wake up early this morning to make a two-hour trip from Gorak Shep to get there. The climb is short but rewarding, as we will experience what is probably the best viewpoint in the entire Himalayas, and certainly the best view of Everest itself. We will watch the sunrise over the peaks of Everest, Pumori, Thamserku, Nuptse, and Makalu, and see their snowcapped summits transform into molten gold with the first flush of morning light. This is an incredible sight for those who love alpine scenery. After taking in the radiant spectacle in all its glory, we will hike back down to Gorak Shep to have breakfast at our lodge.

As we begin our return journey on the Everest Base Camp Trek, we will trek down the valley and come back to lower altitudes with surprising rapidity. We will walk across the frozen moraine of the Khumbu once more, quickly reach the bustling hub of Lobuche, pass the familiar climbers' memorials, and continue beyond Tukla to reach the village of Pheriche. We will spend the night here in a local teahouse. If we have any daylight left, we can visit the community of Dingboche, which is only 30 minutes from town and is worth a short visit. Later tonight, we will enjoy dinner and memorable mountain views in Pheriche before getting a well-deserved good night's sleep.

  • Accommodation: Himalayan Lodge/Similare
  • Hiking Duration: 5-6 hrs approx
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner (Included)
  • Max. Elevation: 5364 m/17,594 ft

If you thought yesterday’s views were unbeatable, wait until you reach the high-altitude lookout of Kala Patthar. We’ll rise early this morning to make this two-hour trip from Gorak Shep. The short climb will reward us with what’s probably the best viewpoint in the entire Himalayas—and certainly the best view of Everest itself. We’ll stand back and watch the sunrise over the peaks of Everest, Pumori, Thamserku, Nuptse, and Makalu, transforming their snowcapped summits into molten gold with the first flush of morning light. For lovers of alpine scenery, it really doesn’t get any better than this. After savoring the radiant spectacle in all its glory, we’ll hike back down to Gorak Shep to have breakfast at our lodge.

When it’s time to begin our return journey on the Everest Base Camp Trek, we’ll trek down the valley and come back to lower altitudes with surprising rapidity. As we walk across the frozen moraine of the Khumbu once more, we’ll quickly reach the bustling hub of Lobuche, pass the familiar climbers’ memorials, and continue beyond Tukla to reach the village of Pheriche. We’ll spend the night here in a local teahouse. If we have any daylight to spare, the community of Dingboche is only 30 minutes from town and is worth a short visit. Later tonight, we’ll enjoy dinner and memorable mountain views here in Pheriche before getting a well-deserved good night’s sleep.

  • Accommodation: Paradise/Pumori lodge
  • Hiking Duration: 5-6 hrs approx
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner (Included)
  • Max. Elevation: 5545 M

The seventh day on our Everest Base Camp Trek will bring us back along the course of the Imja Khola and into the rhododendron forest before revisiting the community of Tengboche. This is about the halfway point on today’s trek, so it’s a good opportunity to take a break, grab a bite to eat, and see if any prayer ceremonies are currently underway at Tengboche Monastery. When we’re ready to move on, we’ll trek for approximately three more hours. First, we’ll descend to the Dudh Koshi River, and then we’ll make the final climb to Namche Bazaar. After catching our breath and resting our feet, we’ll settle in and have the afternoon at our leisure.

With more time to spend in Namche Bazaar today, you’ll get a better sense of this town’s importance to the Khumbu region. Namche Bazaar served historically as a trading hub and center of commerce, although now it’s better known as the heart of the Everest trekking industry. Take some time to explore the wide variety of markets, shops, bakeries, and internet cafes here in town, and make sure to check out the Sherpa Museum to learn more about these hardy mountain folk and their fascinating culture. As always, we’ll book accommodations at the best available trekking lodge, where we’ll enjoy a hot meal and a warm cup of tea as dusk settles over the Himalayas.

  • Accommodation: Alpine/ Sakura Guest House
  • Hiking Duration: 5-6 hrs approx
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner (Included)
  • Max. Elevation: 3,450/11,315 ft

After one last morning's breakfast in Namche Bazaar, it’s time to pack our things and begin the last leg of our journey. We’ll be descending to the Dudh Koshi this morning on the way back to Lukla, and it’s a surprisingly challenging section of the Everest Base Camp Trek. The steep grade of our descent to the river can be tough on our knees, so we’ll make sure to take our time. At the river, we’ll cross a suspension bridge before visiting and revisiting peaceful villages like Jorsalle, Monjo, and Phakding. We’ll arrive in Lukla after about six hours in total on the trail, and when that familiar town comes into view, you’ll know that you’ve successfully completed the Everest Base Camp Trek!

Alpine Ramble Treks has arranged an additional night here in Lukla for you. Most travelers don’t get to spend much time in this quirky little community, and it’s worth your time to explore everything that it has to offer. We’ll get checked in at a local lodge, sample authentic Americano coffee at a nearby café, sit down to a celebratory dinner, and bid a very fond farewell to the porters and members of our crew who have made this trek possible. If you’re in the mood to prolong your celebration, there are some lively bars and pubs in town, as well—just remember that you might have to get up early for tomorrow’s flight back to Kathmandu!

  • Accommodation: North-field Hotel
  • Hiking Duration: 5-6 hrs approx
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner (Included)
  • Max. Elevation: : 2,850m/9,350ft

Keep your eyes peeled for one last glimpse of the mighty Mount Everest from the window of your plane this morning. This is our final day on the Everest Base Camp Trek, and an aerial view of the Himalayas is a fine reward for all our efforts on the trail. When we return to Kathmandu, you’ll either remain at Tribhuvan International Airport for departure or be transferred to your hotel in the city, according to your travel arrangements.

If you’re interested in a cultural sightseeing tour of Kathmandu, Alpine Ramble Treks would be happy to set you up with a guide to explore some of the many UNESCO World Heritage sites here in the capital, including the Hindu temple of Pashupatinath and the famous “monkey temple” of Swayambhunath. We can extend your trip to include a jungle safari in Chitwan National Park, a whitewater rafting excursion, or other exciting adventure activities. When it’s time for you to depart, we’ll provide complimentary transportation to the airport.

We look forward to welcoming you back to Nepal once again!


  • Flight time: 30 m approx
  • Meal: Breakfast (Included)
  • Max. Elevation: 1350 Meters

Trip map

Everest Base Camp Trek (8-11 Day) map

Trip inclusion

  • Airport transfer on arrival and departure by private vehicles 
  • Meals on a full-board basis (Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner, the main course) during the trek.
  • One highly experienced Alpine Ramble’s government-licensed, English-speaking local guide covers meals, flight, insurance, accommodations, and equipment for the guide.
  • All the necessary documents, such as Everest National Park Fees and TIMS card (Trekking Information Management System) 
  • Trekking lodges or tea houses during the trek
  • Round trip flight from Kathmandu – Lukla - Kathmandu, including applicable departure taxes
  • Water purification tablets to purify your water during the trek for safe drinking water
  • Supplementary snacks: energy bars, crackers, cookies, etc.
  • Seasonal fresh fruit dessert is available every evening after dinner.
  • ART's Certificate of appreciations after the successful trek
  • Farewell Dinner at a typical Nepalese restaurant with traditional performances 
  • Alpine Ramble’s complimentary free hiking T-shirt and route map.
  • An oximeter to measure your oxygen and Pulse level during the trek in the mountain is very useful for all the trekkers to be aware of the high altitude sickness.
  • A basic first-aid box 
  • 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 (You can obtain a visa quickly upon your arrival at Tribhuwan International Airport in Kathmandu, Nepal). $30 USD for 15 days Visa.
  • Extra accommodation and meals before and after the trek
  • International airfare
  • Personal expenses such as shopping, hot and cold drinks, hot shower, hard and soft alcohols, snacks, hot and cold water, Wi-Fi, battery re-charge fee, and extra porter
  • Travel insurance - insurance has to cover emergency high-altitude rescue and evacuation. 
  • Personal clothes and trekking equipment
  • Additional costs, itinerary modifications, or delays caused by out of management control due to weather conditions, illness, change of government policies, strikes, physical condition, etc.
  • 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 program

Dates & Price

All set dates are guaranteed departures. If the following dates are not suitable for your travel plans then contact us for your custom trip dates. The private trips are available on any date of your selection at any time of the year.

Start DateEnd DateStatusPrice 
22 May, 202401 Jun, 2024AvailableUS$1099
29 May, 202408 Jun, 2024AvailableUS$1099
30 May, 202409 Jun, 2024AvailableUS$1099
30 May, 202409 Jun, 2024AvailableUS$1099

Trip Info

 

Food for Everest Trek updated 

As you venture to the very foot of the world’s highest mountain, you’ll be ascending into a wilderness of rock and snow, where even the trees give way to alpine meadows and glacial moraines.
But that doesn’t necessarily mean you have to give up all of your creature comforts! As a trekker, you’ll want plenty of food to stay energized at high altitudes, and teahouses in the Khumbu will be happy to meet your needs with a surprising variety of cuisine.
 
Each morning on the Trek, you can look forward to a selection of hearty and healthy options to kickstart your metabolism for a full day of hiking.
 
Your breakfast menu will feature familiar options such as oatmeal, French toast, muesli, cereal, hash browns, and just about every style of egg you could want. But you’ll also want to try Tibetan bread or Gurung bread: pan-fried, puffy, and round, This tasty staple of the Himalayas is especially delicious with a bit of wild honey. Breakfast is also a good time to try chapati, a dry flatbread often served with cheese here in Nepal.

During our long days on the Everest Trek, we’ll often stop at a local village for a bite to eat at lunchtime. You’ll have the opportunity to sample regional specialties like Thukpa, a noodle-based soup that originated in Tibet but has evolved here to include chili powder and masala seasonings, according to Nepali tastes. You’ll also want to try dal Bhat, the famous standby of trekkers all over the country.

Dal Bhat is a dish comprised of lentil soup served with rice and seasoned with a variety of spices and herbs, and it’s typically offered in an all-you-can-eat fashion. If you prefer Western-style meals, you can also order sandwiches, potatoes, and even pizza for lunch.

For dinner, you’ll choose your meal from a menu that’s very similar to the options you had at lunch: Thukpa, dal Bhat, stews, pizza, and several varieties of curry. But every hiker on this trip should try Momos at least once. These dumplings are a true Himalayan specialty, stuffed with meat or cheese before being steamed or fried to perfection. Enjoying a plate of momos and a hot mug of tea as the sun sets over the mountains is a quintessential trekking experience. For dessert, you can dig into some rice pudding, apple pie, or pastries—or simply munch on every hiker’s favorite snack: a Snickers bar.

Please note: While teahouse menus feature plenty of meat-based, non-veg dishes, it’s good to remember that most of these ingredients are flown from Kathmandu to Lukla and carried by porters into the mountain villages of Khumbu. Under these unrefrigerated conditions, meat-based dishes have the potential to upset your stomach. We also recommend avoiding alcohol and tobacco while trekking at high altitudes.

 

Water and drinks for the Everest Trek

With every meal on the Trek, you’ll be offered plenty of hot drinks. Teahouses earned their name for a reason, and you can expect to choose from black, mint, ginger, green, and lemon teas.

You can also look forward to coffee and hot chocolate. Many visitors are surprised to see hot mango or pineapple juice on the menu, but this common beverage offers all the refreshment of cold juice, along with the extra comfort that comes with drinking something warm as temperatures drop with our increasing altitude.

Of course, you’ll want to drink more water than anything else while you’re hiking the Everest Base Camp. Consuming between two and four liters of water each day will ensure that you stay hydrated during each day’s strenuous trek.

Many visitors stick to bottled mineral water, which is available at every trekking lodge and at various little shops in the villages we’ll visit during the trek. Each bottle costs between one and three USD, making it an affordable and safe way to stay hydrated.

However, disposable plastic bottles are a waste problem in the Himalayas, and many of our trekkers prefer to drink from reusable bottles. You can obtain water from local sources or village taps, but make sure to use water purification tablets or filtration devices, such as a LifeStraw.

 

Accommodation moods on Everest Trek

After each day of hiking at the Everest base camp, we’ll check into a local trekking lodge or teahouse. Teahouses are famous for their hospitality, and you can expect a delicious meal and comfortable accommodations every night.

This means that we can travel lighter, without carrying tents and heavy bedding. Teahouses usually have two or three beds in each room, outfitted with warm blankets, pillows, and firm mattresses.

And because we’re trekking in the mountains of the Khumbu, each teahouse is guaranteed to have a great view! 

Alpine Ramble Treks books its trekking lodges and teahouses in advance whenever possible, ensuring the highest quality rooms and attached bathrooms. Trekkers in a group might be expected to share a room; however, private rooms can be arranged at need (i.e., for solo female travelers).

 

Passport and Visa

Travelers to Nepal will need to produce a visa when they arrive at Tribhuvan International Airport or any of the country’s other points of entry. Most visitors will be able to obtain a visa upon arrival at the airport.

Please ensure that your passport is valid for at least six months from the date of your arrival, beginning with the date that you enter the country. You should also bring an extra passport-sized photo of yourself.

Visas-on-arrival costs $40.00 USD and are valid for a period of 15 days; you can also obtain a 30-day visa for $50.00 USD.

Travelers of Indian nationality are not required to pay these fees, and residents of certain South Asian countries are exempt once per year. Please get in touch with us to discuss your own situation, and we’ll help you to understand what is required.

Please note: as the international situation surrounding COVID-19 evolves, Nepal’s visa requirements may be subject to change. In many cases, visitors will need to obtain their visas in advance. Please check with us to obtain the latest accurate information.

 

Travel Insurance for the Everest Trek in Nepal

Travel insurance is an important safeguard for any visitor trekking in the mountains of Nepal. While Alpine Ramble Treks does not sell travel insurance packages, we would be happy to recommend some of our favorite providers.

When you purchase a travel insurance policy, be sure that it covers the following contingencies: emergency helicopter evacuation, medical treatment and evacuation, repatriation, trekking, and climbing.

You may need to purchase a higher tier of travel insurance in order to have these activities covered at a high altitude. For hiking to Everest base camp, we recommend securing insurance to cover your trekking activities up to 6,000 meters.

Fortunately, travel insurance policies are easy to purchase online, and you can compare coverage between packages quickly and easily.

Trekking under the protection of travel insurance will guarantee your peace of mind and protect you in the unlikely event that you need to file a claim.

 

Trekking gears for Everest Trek 

The following list covers the basic essentials you’ll need to embark comfortably upon the EBC trek; if you arrive in Nepal and realize you’ve forgotten something, don’t worry!

Everything on this list can easily be found in the tourist markets of Kathmandu, which cater to trekkers and stock a wide range of inexpensive supplies.

  • Thermal underclothes
  • Fleece jacket or pullover
  • Waterproof windbreaker or windcheater
  • Rain poncho
  • Down jacket (Alpine Ramble Treks can provide this for you)
  • Fleece or wool trousers
  • Trekking pants (two pairs)
  • Mittens or woolen gloves
  • Hiking socks (several pairs)
  • Moisture-wicking shirts, including t-shirts
  • Trekking shoes or boots with spare laces
  • Flip-flops or sandals for relaxing in the evenings
  • Underwear (several pairs)
  • Swimsuit or swimming costume
  • Sun hat or scarf
  • Sunglasses
  • Headlamp or flashlight/torch
  • Sleeping bag (Alpine Ramble Treks can provide this for you)
  • Trekking poles (if desired)
  • Hiking backpack with a capacity of at least 40 liters
  • Small lock for your backpack
  • Reusable water bottles (at least two liters)
  • Water purification tablets or filtration devices
  • Wash towel
  • Basic first aid kit
  • Toiletries (tissues, toilet paper, moisturizer, lip balm, sunscreen, sanitary pads, hand sanitizer, nail clippers, a small mirror, toothbrush, toothpaste, glasses, contacts, etc.)

 

Safety & Satisfactions

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

On this trek, you will be accompanied by one of the experienced and friendly trekking guides/ Sherpa who originally come from the mountain (same region) of Nepal, The guide will be carrying all the essential equipment with a first aid kit for safety reasons; we would like you to take some of your own personal mediation on this trek.

However, in emergency cases, if our clients have any trouble with mountain sickness or any unforeseen circumstances, then we will always be standing by to send a rescue helicopter to bring our clients back to lower places or Kathmandu.

Please Note: During the trek, make sure you are always in the safe zone of the place wherever you are while trekking on the mountain because you may encounter a number of mules, yaks are carrying the suppliers for hotels, Yaks Donkey and Jokpa use for the major transportations in the Himalayas region, as we always need to be aware with them, and stay at the safe place, especially at the narrow section of the trail.

 

Last-minute booking

The last-minute booking is acceptable and can be made by any interested travelers a day before the trip gets started.

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.

We look forward to experiencing this trip with you in the land of the majestic mountains 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

  • Jeff Morrison - October 14, 2022

    Despite a lot of cloudy days, we were very happy with Alpine Ramble and the Everest Base Camp tour. Our guide Arpan was an excellent guide; he planned everything and took good care of us (including the customized pomegranate desserts). Dil was also very helpful and responsive in answering our questions. If you’re doing Base Camp, I’d recommend Arpan and the folks at Alpine.

  • Eric Chassie - May 26, 2022

    I selected this company/trip since it was one of the few that went to base camp and back in under 10 days without flying back by helicopter (which is significantly more expensive). When I landed in Kathmandu, they picked me up from the airport and I met with Del the next day, he went over the trip, and let me know that I had the option to heli back like the other shorter trips if I wanted and arranged for me to get some last-minute supplies. For the actual hike, I was paired with Krishna, who was an amazing and well-experienced guide. We made it to base camp in about 4.5 days and he was checking up on me the whole time to make sure the altitude was causing too many issues. On our return day, we hiked to view the sunrise in the morning, and on the way back I asked to go back to ebc again since it was now clear and I wanted better pictures than the prior day. He accommodated this request and still ensured we remained on schedule. Lastly, when we got to Lukla, the airlines weren't running due to the weather. Both Krishna and Del worked extremely hard to find alternatives to get me to Kathmandu in time for my flight home. I couldn't be happier with this company and the people I worked with.

  • Brandon P - December 15, 2021

    This is truly an unforgettable experience starting with Dil who was great at communicating and helped my wife and I feel very comfortable about organizing all our trip with their company. They truly know how to help every step of the way. For the actual trek we couldn’t have asked for a better experience and guide with Laxman. He helped every step of the way with his knowledge of the mountains, the food and how to make the experience very enjoyable. He became more than just a guide but a very good friend and introduced us to many new friends along the way. We believe that he was a great part in helping us make it all the way to the end with his positive outlook and encouragement. This trek is for very strong hikers and can be made possible by a great company like Alpine Ramble. I would greatly recommend them to anyone who would love to do the same.

  • Scott S - November 17, 2021

    My partner and I booked an 8 day trekking experience through Alpine Rambles. There are many trekking companies out there, but Alpine Rambles is the one to book with! Dil was our primary contact, and he always ensured that we were taken care of both before arriving to KTM and during our time in KTM. Laxman, our guide, accompanied us during our trek. He was always prepared for each trek day in our itinerary and swiftly handled last minute changes to our schedule. When I got sick during the trek, Laxman provided above average care and was prepared to adjust our schedule so I could recuperate and continue with our trek. Even our porters, Teeka and Kamal, were excellent additions to our team. Trekking to Everest base camp can be exhaustive, but our team through Alpine Rambles made our entire experience truly memorable. We highly recommend Alpine Rambles should you desire to trek to EBC!

  • Ravindu Jayasena - August 20, 2021

    I had a absolutely wonderful experience, accommodation and food throughout the hike was the best. My guide Jeeten took excellent care of me and gave me a really good tour ! Would recommend 10/10 !!