Everest Base Camp Trek - 8 Days

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  • 9 Days
Price per personUS$799
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No. of peoplePrice P.P
1 - 1 US$ 1065
2 - 2 US$ 999
3 - 5 US$ 955
6 - 10 US$ 930
11 - 15 US$ 899
16 - 30 US$ 799
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  • Trip Duration9 Days
  • Difficulty LevelModerate - Strenuous
  • Best SeasonFeb, Mar, Apri, May, June, Sep, Oct, Nov & Dec
  • 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. It’s here that you’ll discover a bewitching 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".

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

We’ve crafted this package specifically for travelers who are on a tight schedule, ensuring that you won’t miss out on any of the highlights that this world-famous hiking route has to offer. The Everest Base Camp Trek 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 Everest Base Camp Trek.

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 Everest Base Camp Trek.

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 not only Nepal’s mountain ranges but also 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 an entire range of truly mighty mountains. The evocative names of Lhotse, Nuptse, Thamserku, Kongde, Pumori, and Ama Dablam are just a few of them. 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 Everest Base Camp Trek, you’ll also visit a number of iconic mountain villages that have become 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 which define their way of life. You’ll learn to recognize and understand the significance of the Buddhist Chortens, prayer wheels, and prayer flags which 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 will help you to unlock the secrets of the Khumbu, interpreting the rich cultural fabric of the Himalayas and leading you to the conclusion of a successful trek.

Read on to learn more about what this exciting package has to offer, and reach out to us day or night with any questions. Our tour experts are ready to help and can be contacted via Whatsapp at +977 9851175531.

Best Time of Year for The EBC Trek

Weather in the Himalayas is variable, and the best trekking seasons are usually determined by the arrival of the summer monsoon. In order 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 Trek 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 Everest Base Camp Trek without a crowd.

We typically recommend hiking the Everest Base Camp Trek during the summer. If your schedule only allows you to visit Nepal during the summer, Alpine Ramble Treks will be happy to arrange a proper Himalayan adventure on one of our many alternate routes.

EBC Trek Difficulty

While prior trekking experience is not a prerequisite for our Everest Base Camp Trek package, this is a moderately difficult 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 in good health and physical fitness before embarking on 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 all the way from Luka to Everest Base Camp—and back again.

If the 8 Days Everest Base Camp Trek isn’t quite what you’re looking for, Alpine Ramble Treks has plenty of alternatives here in Khumbu. Hikers who are game for a longer challenge would do well to consider our 12- Day Everest Base Camp Trek, Everest Gokyo Trek – 10 Days package, or our 14-Day EBC Trek Itinerary that includes the days for the acclimatizations.

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 you may be interested in our easy Langtang valley trek and ABC trek at an affordable inclusion value. 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 with Alpine Ramble Treks

  • 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, trekking poles, 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!
  • Prearranged trekking permits, accommodations, transportation, and round-trip flight tickets between Kathmandu and Lukla.
  • Daily meals (breakfast, lunch, and dinner) provided while staying at trekking lodges or teahouses along the Everest Base Camp 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 all of Nepal.
  • Stand at the foot of the world’s tallest mountain when you accomplish the realization of every trekker’s dream: arriving at Everest Base Camp.

 

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. 

  • Over night at Khumbu Travel Lodge, Phakding
  • 3 hrs approx.
  • Lunch +Dinner
  • (2,852m/9,355 ft.)

After breakfast this morning, we’ll depart from Phakding and continue to follow the Dudh Koshi through a veritable wonderland of fragrant pine forest and cascading waterfalls. As we emerge from the wood, we’ll get today’s first glimpse of the marvelous Thamserku. The craggy peak of this snowcapped giant rises to 6,608 meters in altitude, and its appearance on the skyline really brings home the reality of trekking in the highest mountains on the planet. Moving on, we’ll pass a ticketing checkpoint and hike past a number of smaller villages before arriving at the town of Monjo. We’ll stop for a bite to eat or a cup of tea at one of the local lodges here before embarking on the second part of today’s journey.

From Monjo, our trail now enters the wilderness of Sagarmatha National Park. Sagarmatha is the Sanskrit name for Mount Everest, and that mountain dominates the landscape of this national park. But there’s a lot more to see here, including more than 200 species of bird and a few large mammals, like the Himalayan tahr and musk deer. As we tread beneath boughs of pine, juniper, and birch, keep an eye out for the beautiful flowers of the rhododendron—especially if you’re trekking during spring. Further on, a series of striking suspension bridges spanning the Dudh Koshi and Bhote Koshi rivers mark the final approach to Namche Bazaar. This is the commercial center and trading hub of the entire Khumbu region, and we’ll be staying at one of the best available trekking lodges here tonight.

  • Over night at Sakura Guest House
  • 5 hrs approx
  • Breakfast + Lunch +Dinner
  • (3,4430m/11,280 ft)

As we climb higher into the Himalayas on the third day of our Everest Base Camp Trek, you’ll really start to enjoy some remarkable mountain views. The first half of today’s hike will take us through tranquil rhododendron forests for about four hours before bringing us to Tengboche village. This community is perhaps best known as the home to Tengboche Monastery: the oldest and most important religious institution in the entire region. Its arched entrance is decorated with the traditional iconography of Tibetan Buddhism, and the gompa itself is framed against an eye-catching backdrop of icy summits, including the graceful arches of Khumbila and Ama Dablam. Inside the monastery, you may even have the opportunity to observe local monks performing their daily prayers.

After exploring the monastery and taking a brief rest, we’ll return to the trail and set out in the direction of Pangboche, which should take approximately two more hours. First, we’ll pass through the village of Deboche, where we’ll enjoy a splendid panorama of some of the Himalayas’ biggest peaks piled against the sky, including Thamserku and Ama Dablam. If we have some time to spare, there is a Buddhist nunnery here that’s well worth a look. Then we’ll take advantage of another suspension bridge to cross above the alpine waters of the Imja Khola river on the way to the mountaintop village of Pangboche. We’ll select a trekking lodge or teahouse with a view before settling down to dinner and watching the stars come out against the alpenglow of the Himalayas

  • Overnight at Kailash Hotel
  • 6 hrs approx.
  • Breakfast + Lunch +Dinner
  • (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 Pheriche; we’ll stop in the latter to enjoy a magnificent view of the windswept valley capped with soaring Himalayan peaks. There are plenty of lodges and an important medical center in Pheriche, and many trekkers opt to spend the night here. We’ll take this opportunity to savor the view and enjoy a sit-down lunch before pressing on.

With Pheriche in our proverbial rearview mirrors, we’ll set our sights on the community known as Tukla, or Dughla. Many place names in the Himalayas can be spelled in several different ways, and it’s a good idea to acquaint yourself with a few of the possible variants in order to recognize signage along the trail. However we choose to spell it, we’ll reach the village of Tukla after approximately two more hours of trekking through herding settlements and glacial streambeds. On the final ascent to the village, we’ll catch a stunning glimpse of Cholatse, Taboche, and the ever-present Ama Dablam. We’ll enjoy a similar panoramic view from Tukla itself, where we’ll select a comfortable teahouse for tonight’s lodgings. Make sure to get plenty of rest—tomorrow is a big day on the trail to Everest Base Camp!

  • Overnight at Thukla Lodge
  • 5 hrs approx
  • Breakfast + Lunch +Dinner
  • (4620 m/15110 ft)

There are some long trails and big elevation gains in store for us today, making this one the toughest days on the entire Everest Base Camp Trek. Be on the lookout for signs of altitude sickness and make sure to heed your guide’s advice regarding your hydration and activity level. Remember that we can always accommodate an extra day of acclimatization before pushing on to Everest Base Camp. But when you’re ready to make the hike, this is without a doubt the most rewarding day on our entire itinerary. We’ll encounter phenomenal mountain vistas with perfect views of Pumori, Lhotse, Nuptse, and—of course—Everest itself.

We’ll begin by climbing for approximately 45 minutes to reach the rocky, frozen moraine of the Khumbu Glacier. There are a few memorials to fallen climbers here, including one monument dedicated to the celebrated Babu Chiri Sherpa, who reached the summit of Everest no fewer than ten times. After paying our respects, we’ll climb for about two more hours to the settlement of Lobuche, which thrives on the trekking industry and serves as a popular stop for many hikers. Our next goal is the village of Gorak Shep, a small cluster of lodges in a dry valley surrounded by spectacular Himalayan peaks. This was the site of the original Everest Base Camp, situated not far from a dry lakebed. We’ll pause here to rest and refuel before embarking upon the final stretch to Everest Base Camp.

Now you’re only about two hours away from the culmination of every trekker’s dream: reaching the base camp of the world’s highest mountain. We’ll traverse more rocky terrain to get there, crossing frozen streams and gravel-strewn moraine. The view from Everest Base Camp is almost too good to be true—from here, you can get a close glimpse of the infamous Khumbu Icefall, regarded as one of the most dangerous sections of the Everest climbing route. We’ll spend plenty of time at base camp, taking photos and celebrating our achievements, before collecting our gear and retracing our steps back to Gorak Shep to spend the night.

  • Overnight at Himalayan Lodge
  • 6 hrs approx..
  • Breakfast + Lunch +Dinner
  • (5364 m/17,594 ft ) EBC

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 Himalaya—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.

  • Overnight at Paradise lodge
  • 5 hrs approx.
  • Breakfast + Lunch +Dinner
  • 5545 M (Kalapathar)

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.

  • Overnight at Sakura Guest House
  • 6 hrs approx
  • Breakfast + Lunch +Dinner
  • (3,450/11,315 ft)

After one last morning 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!

  • Overnight at the North-field Hotel
  • 6 hrs approx
  • Breakfast + Lunch +Dinner
  • 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 also extend your trip to include a jungle safari in Chitwan National Park, a whitewater rafting excursion, or any number of other exciting adventure activities. When it’s ultimately time for you to depart, we’ll provide complimentary transportation to the airport. We look forward to welcoming you back to Nepal once again!

Please note: The trekking times indicated above are approximate and are best used as general guidelines. During the Everest Base Camp Trek, you’ll be able to travel freely at your own pace. We also have the option to build an extra day into the itinerary to acclimatize, where needed.

  • 35 m
  • Breakfast
  • 1350 Meters

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 covering 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 house during the trek
  • An assistant guide for the group of 8 pax or above 
  • 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 bar, crackers, and cookies, etc.
  • Seasonal available fresh fruits desert 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.
  • Oximeter to measure your oxygen and Pulse level during the trek in the mountain, it’s very useful for all the trekkers to be aware of the high altitude sickness.
  • A basic first aid box 
  • Emergency rescue operation assistance in arranging in case of complex health condition (funded by your Travel Insurance)
  • All government, Local taxes, and official Expenses

 

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  • Nepal entry visa fees (You can obtain a visa quickly upon your arrival at Tribhuwan International Airport in Kathmandu, Nepal). $25 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 cloths and trekking equipment
  • Additional cost, the itinerary modifications or delay caused by out of management control due to the weather condition, illness, change of government policies, strikes, and physical condition, etc.
  • Gratitudes to the guides and staffs (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 
24 Oct, 202101 Nov, 2021GuaranteedUS$799
25 Oct, 202102 Nov, 2021AvailableUS$799
28 Oct, 202105 Nov, 2021LimitedUS$799
31 Oct, 202108 Nov, 2021AvailableUS$799

Trip Info

Food on the EBC Trek 

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 Everest Base Camp 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 eggs 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 Base Camp 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 the Everest Base Camp Trek 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 the 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 on the EBC Trek

With every meal on the Everest Base Camp 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 Trek. 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 on the EBC Trek

After each day of hiking on the Everest Base Camp Trek, 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 EBC Trek 

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 the Everest Base Camp Trek, 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.

Packing List for the EBC Trek

The following list covers the basic essentials you’ll need to embark comfortably upon the Everest Base Camp 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 device
  • 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.)

Everest Base Camp Trek 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 essentials 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, sending us an email, messages on Whatsapp, or by calling. But, Last minute booking may not be acceptable for Bhutan and Tibet trip.

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

  • Johnny - January 10, 2020

    I could not have wished for a better experience in Nepal with the Alpine Ramble team. I met with Dil the moment I arrived and immediately felt relaxed about the mammoth trek I'd signed up to do.

    Everything was made so simple - pick up from the airport on arrival, organising a down jacket and sleeping bag, and discussing plans for the coming days. I had the freedom to adjust the trek if needed and fully understand the next 8-9 days in the Everest region.

    Due to airport maintenance, there are still a lack of flights direct from Kathmandu to Lukla, but Dil also managed to get me on one, saving a long 4 hour bus ride to another airport. Hero.

    My guide, Dik Rei, was absolutely brilliant. I was travelling solo, but he became a real friend to me and supported me so much throughout the trek. Having a guide local to the area meant he could provide so much information, knew people on the way, and was also able to provide the best accommodation. I always had a room to myself, often with the best view of the mountains as well, which made waking up in the cold temperatures that little bit easier!

    The trek is very hard but it's all about will power and a positive mental attitude. With that, it can definitely be achieved and the views are worth all the pain to the top! I'm already desperate to return to the mountains.

    On my return to Kathmandu, I was once again greeted by Dil and he helped me for the remaining days of my trip with advice, taxis and anything else I needed.

    I can't recommend Alpine Ramble highly enough. Absolutely fantastic in all aspects and I will 100% return to do ABC with the team.

  • Jacklyn Lether - December 29, 2019

    My trip with Alpine was absolutely incredible. My guide, Tika was very kind, accommodating and knew everything there was to know about the mountains. More importantly Dil, the organizer was just as accommodating. He picked me up and dropped me off from the airport even before/after my tour was finished. He also checked up on me throughout the trip and made sure I was safe and sound. I can’t recommend Alpine enough!

     

  • Danny - October 19, 2019

    Upon arrival in Kathmandu, I was greeted by Dil who's hospitality is first class. Our trip up to Everest BC via several towns like Namche, Pangboche, and Thukla were breathtaking. The sights of the trek cannot be taken in unless you make the trip yourself. We had a guide and a Sherpa to help haul us up and back down again. The guide stops and educates you on the views of the mountains, nature, wildlife (watch out for those Yaks), and history of each town. If we didn't have this as part of our trek, we'd be none the wiser - Nepal has more to see when you know what you're looking at. 

    In short, Dil and his hard working team make sure you're not just getting the experience you paid for but their generosity to provide what we needed was on point. We became like a family and now I'm about to leave Nepal knowing I have new friends even though they are thousands of miles away. Alpine Ramble is, in my experience, the best option to get you up to Everest BC and back down safely. Be smart and choose your best tour operator, I can suggest Alpine Ramble. They offer a premium service at a very competitive price range. 

    Thank you Dil, thank you Laxman, and our hero Kumar Sherpa. I will be back to conquer again!

  • Jennifer Huck - September 30, 2019

    My brother, sister, and I went on the EBC trek in November of 2019 and truly had a spectacular experience from start to finish. Dil and our guide Krishna were always attentive to our safety, our needs, and interests and customized the trek where possible to enhance our experience. Krishna is an experienced guide with a great sense of humor and his knowledge-base and connections made for an enjoyable, culturally rich, and smooth trek.

  • Alyssa Hucke - September 25, 2019

    If you are thinking about trekking to EBC, you HAVE to go through Alpine Ramble Trekking. I can't imagine any company offering a better experience. Every step of the way, Alpine Ramble went above and beyond all expectations: from the timely and helpful email replies to airport pick-up and drop-off (with welcome leis and parting sashes) to ensuring maximum comfort and health while on the trek, the entire experience was OUTSTANDING. Our trio was lucky enough to have Krishna as a guide--with over 19 years trekking the mountains, he was an expert (and amusing, too!). We felt safe and taken care of the entire journey...and he's a great picture-taker, too. This company takes care of the little things along with the big--when we arrived back in Kathmandu after our successful trek, we were even treated to a generous Nepalese feast as we watched traditional dancing and music. I honestly cannot say enough wonderful things about Dil, Krishna, and our "mountain family" of Alpine Ramble. Look no further if you're interested in a Himalayan trek!!!