Everest Base Camp Trekking - 15 Days

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Mount Everest Base Camp Trekking, Who hasn’t dreamed of trekking to the base of the highest point on Earth? The Ammonite Adventure Everest Trek is possibly the greatest trekking experience you can get because it has it all.

  • You get to explore the ancient city of Kathmandu
  • A scenic return flight to Lukla
  • Experience the Sherpa culture
  • Visit ancient Monasteries in the mountains
  • Incredible views including the Khumbu Icefall
  • Walk the Khumbu Glacier
  • Experience Everest Base Camp knowing you are as high as you can go without joining an expedition team.

Lukla (2,845m / 9,334 ft) is certainly the starting point for Trek and it takes around 30 minutes to reach from Kathmandu by air. As a matter of fact Tenzing–Hillary Airport was therefore built under the supervision of Sir Edmund Hillary in 1964 and it is one of the most scenic airstrips in the world and similarly a dangerous one as well.

Trekking Route

After your arrival in Kathmandu at our office (Ammonite Adventures), we will prepare you for your Everest Trekking. As per our itinerary, we will arrange a sightseeing around Kathmandu(only if you are interested – it’s complimentary Tour). On the next day, we will make your flight to Lukla (about 30 mins flight). On the same day, we will trek to Phakding. You can find more details on the detailed itinerary — what we will go though. On the next day, we will trek to Namche Bazar and will go to Tengboche from Namche Bazar. Our hike then moves to Dingboche to Lobuche and then finally to  Mount Everest Base Camp Trekking. On the same day, we will acclimate to Gorakh Shep. Our trek will continue from Gorakh Shep to Pheriche to Kala Pathhar (the highest point of EBC). Then, we will return back to same path and fly back to KTM from Lukla.

Best Time to visit Everest Base Camp

Nepal is such beautiful that you can come here at any time and spend beautiful memorable time. However, to see the most of Nepal with clear sky, extra-heartening scenarios, less dangers of mountains and great time, we recommend you to visit Nepal in certain time. The best time for EBC trekking is March-April-May,  September-October-November.

Everest Base Camp Trekking Difficulty

You know, trekking is adventure sport. To see the gem(Everest) you have to go through certain difficulties like Acute Mountain Sickness/ Altitude Sickness, Accommodation, Food, Weather and many more. Find more about EBC trek difficulties below:

  • Altitude Sickness
  • Accommodation
  • Food
  • Considerations
Altitude Sickness

The term Altitude Sickness is used often but there are intact 3 types of Altitude Sickness. The most common is actually Acute Mountain Sickness – or AMS for short. AMS becomes a real threat when ascending at altitudes of 3,000m / 9,000ft or more.AMS comes into effect usually because a trekker or climber ascends too quickly. As the air becomes thinner, there is less oxygen available. Your lungs need time to adjust in order to carry much-needed oxygen to the different parts of your body.As we are going to Everest Base Camp Trekking upto 5550m, it is obvious problem for for trekkers. All Ammonite Adventure treks over 3,000m / 9,000ft include rest days – known as acclimatization days. Read more about altitude sickness »


While on Mount Everest Base Camp trekking, all accommodation is included in the price. You will stay in either a guesthouse or a teahouse. Which one depends on the time of year you are trekking.A Guesthouse is more like a low budget hotel room. You will likely have a shower and a western toilet (they will be shared with other trekkers). You may also have WiFi. A Teahouse is basically an extension of a family home (usually very basic, most likely no shower and a drop toilet.) In either case, hospitality is always outstanding.When a package includes nights in Kathmandu, Pokhara, Chitwan etc, the price includes a 3-star Hotel. 3 Stars in Nepal equates to 4 stars. You can, if you like, upgrade your accommodation to 5 Star (Nepali 5 stars that is) which is a solid 4 star in most western countries.


While on the EBC trek, all food is included in the price. The food is basic but extremely nutritious to keep you going. When a package includes nights in Kathmandu, Pokhara, Chitwan etc, the price includes breakfast as long as you have it at the Hotel.

Adventure travel, by its very nature, involves an element of the unexpected. In remote and developing countries such as Nepal, do not expect standards you are used to at home. Remote areas are sometimes unpredictable and itineraries may be altered.To get the most out of your adventure it is important that you are flexible, positive and eager to take on all the challenges that arise. If you are uncertain about your suitability for this Everest Base Camp trip we recommend that you speak with one of Ammonite Adventures Team Members.]

Mount Everest Base Camp Trekking Map

Note: The details in this Everest Base Camp Trek page are for information gathering only to better help plan your trip. The information may change without notice due to weather conditions, political unrest or any number of other reasons.

Day 1
Arrival in Kathmandu (1,400m / 4,593 ft)

An Ammonite Adventure representative will meet you at the Airport and take you to your hotel. Depending on the time of day you arrive, you can rest or explore the suburb of Thamel. The taxi to your hotel is covered in the package but an optional tip is not.

– No Meals Included

– Overnight in Hotel

Day 2
Sightseeing around Kathmandu and Pre-trip Meeting

After breakfast (at your hotel included) you will be picked up by your tour guide. We will discuss about everest base camp trek and You will be taken to 3 must see attractions:

– Pashupatinath Temple

– Boudhanath Stupa

– Bhaktapur Durbar Square

Day 3
Fly to Lukla – Trek to Phakding

An Ammonite Adventure representative will take you to the Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu for the 35-minute scenic flight to Tenzing and Hillary Airport at Lukla (2,804 m / 9,199 ft). On arrival at the airport, the guide will brief you and introduce our porters before you begin your trek towards Phakding (2,610 m / 8,562 ft).

After landing, you will have time to explore the village while the Sherpa crew sort and load the trekking equipment. You will start the trek with a descent towards the Dudh Kosi River where you join the main trail to Namche Bazaar, located just above Chaunrikharka (2,713 m / 8,900 ft). The walking is easy and after passing through the small village of Ghat (2,550 m / 8,366), it is a short walk to Phakding.

35 Minute Flight / 3 hours Trekking

All Meals Included

Overnight in a Guesthouse

Day 4
Trek to Namche Bazaar

Today you continue EBC trekking along the banks of the Dudh Kosi, crossing the majestic river many times on exciting suspension bridges laden with prayer flags. After entering the Sagamartha National Park, the trail climbs steeply with breathtaking views.

Namche Bazaar (considered the Gateway to Everest) is home to many quality restaurants, hotels, lodges, shops, money exchange services, internet cafes and bakeries Hence you wil certainly spend a night in Namche. Namche is the biggest town along the Everest trail.

– 5.5 hours Trekking

– All Meals Included

– Overnight in a Guesthouse

Day 5
Acclimatization Day at Namche Bazaar

You will spend a day in Namche Bazaar in order to acclimatize and adjust to the thinning air. Taking a short trek to a museum that is celebrated for its exhibits of the traditional customs of the Sherpa people. You will also hike up the Syangboche Airport and the Everest View Hotel, one of the highest-placed hotels in the world. From this point, you can see rewarding views of the Himalayas including Mt Everest.

– All Meals Included

– Overnight in a Guesthouse

Day 6
Namche Bazaar to Tengboche

The Everest Base Camp Trekking continues along the rushing glacial waters of the Dudh Koshi with magnificent views of the mountains. You will have trekked to an altitude of 3,860m / 12,664 ft upon reaching Tengboche. Inside the monastery are incredibly ornate wall hangings, a 20-foot sculpture of Buddha, and the musical instruments and robes of the Lamas. Groups will be taken to observe a prayer ceremony either in the evening or in the morning dependent on the day’s trek.

– 5 hours Trekking

– All Meals Included

– Overnight in a Guesthouse

Day 7
Tengboche to Dingboche

From Tengboche, the EBC trail ascends to Debuche (4,350m / 14,271 ft), crosses another exciting suspension bridge on the Imja Khola, and climbs to Pangboche amongst thousands of mani stones. Our uphill trek continues, taking us to the quaint traditional Sherpa village of Dingboche with its exquisite views of Lhotse, Island Peak, and Ama Dablam. We take our time, so we avoid getting affected by the altitude.

– 5 hours Trekking

– All Meals Included

– Overnight in a Guesthouse

Day 8
Acclimatization Day in Dingboche

This day is planned as acclimatization day. You won’t make progress towards Everest Base Camp. Instead you will take a hike to Nangkartshang (5,083m / 16,676 ft) peak just above Dingboche. The peak is an excellent view point, especially of Ama Dablam. If weather is clear, we will get to see Ama Dablam from its summit to its feet. You can spend the afternoon strolling around the village or resting.

3 hours Trekking

All Meals Included

Overnight in a Guesthouse

Day 9
Dingboche to Lobuche

Today the Everest Base Camp trail continues along the lateral moraine of the Khumbu Glacier and passes by stone memorials for climbers who have perished on nearby summits. You will continue to climb as you are heading to the village of Lobuche (4,910m / 16,108 ft) which is located at the foot of giant Lobuche peak. Some breathing problems may arise today due to the altitude.

– 5 hours Trekking

– All Meals Included

– Overnight in a Guesthouse

Day 10
Lobuche to Everest Base Camp back to Gorak Shep

This is a big and difficult day walk along the Khumbu Glacier and up to Everest Base Camp at 5,365 m / 17,601 ft, the closest you can get to Mt. Everest without mountaineering equipment. During spring, there will likely be expedition teams about to attempt the summit. The view of the Khumbu Icefall from Base Camp is spectacular. You return back to Gorak Shep for the night.

– 8 hours Trekking

– All Meals Included

– Overnight in a Guesthouse

Day 11
Gorak Shep to Kala Patthar via Pheriche

This will be another difficult yet rewarding day. Most of the morning is spent climbing Mt. Kala Patthar, a small peak at 5,643 m / 18,513 ft. The ascent is demanding but the climber gets the most magnificent mountain panorama of Mt. Everest, the highest point on the planet at 8,848 m / 29,028 ft, towers directly ahead and on all sides loom the giants such as Nuptse, Pumori, Chagatse, Lhotse and countless others. You make a relatively quick descent to Gorak Shep and have hot breakfast, and then trek down to Pheriche in this EBC Trek.

– 7 hours Trekking

– All Meals Included

– Overnight in a Guesthouse

Day 12
Pheriche to Namche Bazaar

Leaving the mountains behind, your descent takes you through Pangboche and Tengboche before continuing to Namche Bazaar. You arrive back to Namche in the afternoon.

– 7 hours Trekking

– All Meals Included

– Overnight in a Guesthouse

Day 13
Namche Bazaar to Lukla

This is your last day of Everest Base Camp Trekking as you return to Lukla where the trek began. You will enjoy this time to reflect on the trek as a group and the personal achievement of all those who took part. The afternoon is free, so you can wander about, relax and enjoy a hot shower! In the evening, have a few celebratory drinks and dance with your trek mates.

– 6 hours Trekking

– All Meals Included

– Overnight in a Guesthouse

Day 14
Fly from Lukla to Kathmandu

Enjoying the last glimpse of the mountains, the 35 minutes scenic flight takes you back to Kathmandu. On arrival in Kathmandu, an Ammonite Adventure representative will meet you hotel and take you back to your hotel.

– 35 Minute Flight

– Breakfast Included

– Overnight in Hotel

Day 15
Leisure day in Kathmandu

Today is yours to as you wish. If you are departing Nepal, an Ammonite Adventure representative will get you to the Airport in plenty of time.

– Breakfast Included

Everest Base Camp Trek Best Price Includes

  • An experienced local guide including their food, accommodation and insurance.
  • One porter per two trekkers including their food, accommodation and insurance.
  • Return flight to Lukla.
  • Twin share accommodation at tea house while on trek including all meals.
  • Trekkers Information Management System (TIMS) permit.
  • Permits to enter National Parks
  • Nepal Government Tourism Levy charge

Cost Do not Includes

  • Flight tickets related to international travel.
  • Food during your stay in Kathmandu (except breakfasts).
  • Any kind of drinks (including bar tabs).
  • Your travel insurance.
  • Nepal visa fee and entry fee.
  • Personal expenses.
  • Tips to guide and porter (usually expected).

Frequently asked queries on EBC Trekking

What is Everest Base Camp Height?

The height of Mount Everest is 8,848 meters. We will climb up to Kala Patthar on the way to EBC. Hence, the maximum altitude of Everest Base Camp is 5550m.

Is it hard to climb Mount Everest?

Trekking to Everest Base camp is demanding. a good level of cardiovascular fitness and trekking experience is advised. Some difficulties that may lag you back in Everest are altitude sickness, weather, food and accommodation, lack of experienced trekking guide and so on. It is good to be physically fit. So we recommend doing general exercises 15 days prior to trekking.

How much does it cost to climb to Everest base camp?

The Everest Base Camp Trekking Cost depends upon the season, group size, itinerary, and the services you choose. We, Ammonite Adventures, provide EBC trek at the best price of $1199 per person. The price goes up and down. This cost of EBC includes all of your travel food, accommodation, permits costs, fees, guides and porters fees, insurance, and transportation costs.

How long does it take to climb Everest base camp?

Generally, Everest Base Camp Trek takes 12 days to complete for about 133km round-trip. It takes 8 days to get to Base Camp and 4 days to get back down. It can be, however, customized into 9-15 days as per the time and need of trekkers.

Can you climb Everest for free?

No, you can not climb Everest for free. You have to pay the SNP Entry Permit and TIMS permit at least to climb Everest. Everest Base Camp Trek is only upto 5550m and you will be at 8848m when you climb Everest.

Do you need a permit to climb Everest?

Yes, you need Sagarmatha National Park(SNP) Entry Permit and Trekker’s Information Management System(TIMS) permit to climb Mount Everest. TIMS card costs about $20 and SNP Entry Permit Costs about $33.

How much money to take on Everest Base Camp Trek?

You have to pay about $1199 for the Everest Trek Arrangement. The price only includes Local guide, Porter, TIMS Card, ACA Permit, Levy Charge, Food, Accommodation. If you want to make other expenses in Everest then you have to carry additional money with you.

What are the possible Everest Base Camp Tours?

There are various options to make Everest Base Camp Tours. You can have Everest Helicopter Tour (1 day), Rapid Everest Base Camp Trek(9 days), Everest Three High Pass Trek (22 days), Jiri to Everest Base Camp Trek ( 22 days) and more. Feel free to ask us.

How long does it take to ascend Everest Base Camp to Summit and descend back to Base Camp?

How long ? depends on speed of ascent. If Weather is good it usually takes 45 – 50 days. If weather is not good it might get delay.

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Trip Facts

  • Plane
  • 1-12 People
  • 5,550 m
  • Hard
  • 9 - 20 days
  • September, October, April, May