What can i expect from this adventure?

The Everest Base Camp Trek leads you to the powerful mystique surroundings, of the foot of Mount Everest. By going on this trek, you will be following the footsteps of great mountaineers like Reinhold Messner, Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay. It is a trip that you will never forget: thrilling, tough and breathtaking.

How long is the Everest Base Camp Trek?

This is an 11-day trek straight to Everest Base Camp (EBC). It is one of the main treks in the famous Everest region.

How is this trek to EBC in a nutshell?

The first day of this trek, is already exciting as we will take a mountain flight from Kathmandu to Lukla together. Even though our adventure already started by taking this flight, the actual walking begins in Lukla!

The first couple of days are the most challenging, since you will be continuously climbing and descending. After a couple of days, you will probably notice it is getting easier as your body is getting the flow.

The final part leads you through Khumbu, the home area of the Sherpa’s. As you climb through the foothills of the world’s highest mountain, the terrain soars on all sides like jagged shards of glass.

Even though the trails are steep and the altitude hangs on your muscles like a diving belt, the sense of achievement at the end of this trek are just ah-mázing!!

What to expect from the facilities during the EBC trek?

The Everest Base Camp Trek is not a mountaineering expedition or a wilderness survival experience. There are many mountain lodges along the way.

Most of the lodges along the EBC trail offer simple double rooms, and shared facilities like the diner and toilets. (Some accommodations have Western toilets while others have more traditional toilets where you will need to squat. 🙂 )

Also, there are often additional facilities available at an extra charge. Such as (hot) showers, wifi and recharging devices (for mobile phone, camera batteries etc).

Am I fit enough for the EBC trek?

You should be able to walk for 5 to 6 hours a day, with minimal breaks. To get yourself ready, we recommend you to start taking regular hikes around your area.

Don’t have significant hills or mountain terrain in your area? Then you could walk hill intervals on a treadmill and stair stepper twice a week. Most people also benefit from completing full-body strength workouts twice a week.

Can I customize the Everest Base Camp Trek?

Of course! Actually, we encourage you to do so. You can make this trek truly YOURS! Obviously, you don’t need to figure it all out by yourself. We are here for you. Do you want to speed up and make it extra challenging? Or, take it easy and slow? Just contact us, and let us know what you’d like to do.

We are looking forward to hearing from you.

– Govinda & Lilly

Which Places Will I visit?

What does the itinerary look like?

Welcome in Nepal! We will pick you up at the international airport in Kathmandu, and bring you to your hotel in the backpackers area of Thamel.

airport transfer – hotel

After a good night of sleep and hopefully beating the jetlag, we will meet again for a pre-trip meeting. You will be introduced to your mountain guide and we will discuss the itinerary. If you have any questions or requests, please let us know.

Note: please, make sure you bring your passport to the meeting, along with your travel insurance policy. Carry both the original policy and a copy for us. We wil also request you to clear the due balance, if any.

What’s next? You can use this day to adjust to the different timezone, altitude and climate. Also, you can prepare yourself for your trek and do some last shoppings at one of the many outdoor gear shops around your hotel.

breakfast – hotel

Early morning, your guide takes you to Tribhuwan International Airport for the short but scenic flight to Tenzing and Hillary Airport at Lukla (2,804 m). Upon arrival at the airport, your guide will brief you and introduce your sherpa’s before beginning your trek towards Phakding (2,610 m).

After landing we take our time to explore the village while your sherpa crew sorts and loads the trekking equipment. Then we begin the trek by descending towards the Dudh Khosi River where we join the main trail to Namche Bazaar, located just above Chaunrikharka (2,713 m). The walk is easy and after passing through the small village of Ghat (2,550 m) it is a short walk to Phakding.

breakfast – airport transfer – mountain flight – lunch & dinner – mountain lodge

After breakfast, we continue trekking along the banks of the Dudh Khosi. We will be crossing this majestic river many on exciting suspension bridges laden with prayer flags many times. After entering Sagamartha National Park, the trail climbs steeply with breathtaking views.

Namche Bazaar (3,441 m) known as the Gateway to Everest, is home to many quality restaurants, hotels, lodges, shops, money exchanges, internet cafes and bakeries. Namche is one of the biggest villages along the whole Everest trail.

breakfast, lunch & dinner – mountain lodge

We spend a day in Namche, in order to acclimatize and adjust to the thinning of the air.

We can go for a short trek to a museum, celebrating the traditional customs of the Sherpa people. Or, we hike up the Syangboche Airport near Everest View Hotel. From this point, we can get rewarding views of the Himalayas with stunning sunrise and sunset over the panorama of Khumbu peaks.

breakfast, lunch & dinner – mountain lodge

The trek continues along the rushing glacial waters of the Dudh Khosi with magnificent views of the mountains. We trek to an altitude of 3,870 meters today.

On reaching Tengboche, we will see the local monastery. Inside the monastery are incredibly ornate wall hangings, a 20-foot sculpture of Buddha, and the musical instruments and robes of the Lamas. In the evening or tomorrow morning, we can be invited to observe a prayer ceremony.

breakfast, lunch & dinner – mountain lodge

From Tengboche the trail drops to Debuche. Then it 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 (4,350 m) with its exquisite views of Lhotse, Island Peak, and Ama Dablam. We take our time so we avoid getting affected by the altitude.

breakfast, lunch & dinner – mountain lodge

Today, we will have another day for acclimatization. We can make a trip to Chhukung valley via the Imja Khola valley, to get a marvellous view of the surrounding mountains. Especially of Lhotse’s massive south wall.

breakfast, lunch & dinner – mountain lodge

The trail continues along the lateral moraine of the Khumbu Glacier, and passes by stone memorials for climbers who have perished on nearby summits. We continue to climb as we are heading to the altitude of 4,910 meters at Lobuche, which is really just a few huts at the foot of giant Lobuche peak. Some breathing problems may arise today, due to the altitude.

breakfast, lunch & dinner – mountain lodge

This is another big and difficult day walk along the Khumbu Glacier and, up to Everest Base Camp (5,364 m). This is the closest we can get to Mount Everest without mountaineering equipment. There will likely be a team about to attempt the summit. The view of the Khumbu Icefall from Base Camp is spectacular. We return back to Gorak Shep (5,180 m) for the night.

breakfast, lunch & dinner – mountain lodge

This will be one of the most difficult yet rewarding days of the trek. Most of morning in this day, we will spend climbing Mount Kala Pattar (5,545 m). This is a small peak by Himalayan standards. The ascend is demanding, but we can get the most magnificent mountain panorama.

Everest (8,848 m), the highest point on the planet, towers directly ahead. And on all sides, loom the other giants: Nuptse, Pumori, Chagatse, Lhotse and countless others. We make a quick descent to Gorak Shep (5,180 m), a tiny hamlet, then trek down to Periche (4,200 m).

breakfast, lunch & dinner – mountain lodge

From Periche, we take a slightly different route down to Orsho, then to Pangboche village. Here is the oldest monastery in the region which contains, what is said to be the scalp and bones of a ‘Yeti’, or the abominable snowman. Leaving the mountains behind us, our descent takes us through Tengboche Monastery (3,860 m) before continuing back to the town of Namche Bazaar (3,441 m). We arrive back to Namche Bazaar in the afternoon.

breakfast, lunch & dinner – mountain lodge

Finally we return to Lukla where the trek began, which will seem like a lifetime ago. We will enjoy the evening, by reflecting on the trek as a group and the personal achievement of all those who took part. Also, you will have the opportunity to explore this town.

breakfast, lunch & dinner – mountain lodge

During the scenic mountain flight to Kathmandu, you can enjoy your last glimpse of the mountains. On arrival in Kathmandu, we will bring you back to your hotel.

breakfast – mountain flight – airport transfer – hotel

If it is the final day of your holiday in Nepal, we will bring you back to the international airport. Goodbye friends! We hope that we will meet each other again in the future.

breakfast – airport transfer

What is Included?

Airport transfer
All required trekking permits
Experienced mountain guide
Domestic flights (Kathmandu <> Lukla)
Hotel in Kathmandu (w/ breakfast) – 3 nights
Mountain lodge during your trek - 11 nights
Breakfast, lunch and dinner during your trek
Salary, accommodations, meals, gear and insurance for all trekking staff
VAT and tourist service charges

What is not Included?

International airfare to and from Nepal
Nepal tourist visa
Alcohol, hot and cold drinks
Travel health insurance (that covers rescue & evacuation above 5,000 m)
All other expenses that are not mentioned below 'what's included'

Tell me more about this region

Everest Base Camp Trek

1,755 euro

Destination: Everest
Duration: 15 days
Altitude: 5.000m >
Difficulty: 4/5

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Travellers reviews

Our guests give us 5-star ratings on Tripadvisor.

Sean G
Sean G
18/02/2024
Great people for a great adventure! I can’t say enough about how well everything was orchestrated. Our guide and porter were wonderful and very friendly. Nepal is a beautiful country with very friendly people. It’s been a few months now and I still think of the trekking almost daily. If I ever have another opportunity to hike in Nepal, I would be blessed! Thank you Govinda!
Anouk K
Anouk K
10/12/2023
Jiri – Everest Base Camp My friend and I booked a 20+ day trek with Lily & Govinda from mid-nov to begin-dec. We loved their personal approach in arranging the trip, from preparations and choosing which trek to go for, to regular check-ins during and a great feedback/debrief session afterwards! We started from Jiri instead of the popular way of flying to Lukla. That was a great experience and an absolute recommend to start lower if you have time!
eliza b
eliza b
19/11/2023
Magnificent slow trek and bird watching to Khopra Danda! Magnificent trek!! In October 2023 the two of us did this beautiful trek organized by BMP. It all started 6 months earlier, when I was looking for a company that would put people first in organizing treks in Nepal. What a nice coincidence when I learned that Govinda, a former language student of mine, happened to be the owner of By Mountain People, an organization that had customized and small scale treks as its core business! We had very nice and informative preparative talks about our wishes. Being almost 70 years of age, we wanted to have sufficient possibilities to adapt our journey on the way, in case the altitude would cause problems. Also we wanted to visit places off the beaten track and see something of village life on the way. Govinda suggested the Khopra Danda trek with some extra days so we could shorten the daily walking distance. This was a very good advice and he organized it very well! We met Govinda again in Kathmandu before we started out. He introduced us to our guide Pratap Gurung. Pratap was really a very excellent guide!! His knowledge of the natural surroundings and especially of the birds were truly amazing!! He was very attentive to our wellbeing and patiently answered our many questions. He taught us so much about the different species and habitats of all the birds he would point out to us. His experience made that we always felt safe and well looked after. Also we learnt that Govinda stayed regularly in contact to ensure that everything went well. Following our 2 weeks of trekking, BMP also organized an extra 4 days visit to Chitwan National Park. Here we stayed in the nice Safari Club hotel. Her also we were very happy with our guide Yadav Duwadi He is a nice and calm guide with a lot of knowledge and very attentive. We absolutely recommend this “slow trekking” by BMP! Specially for senior travellers such as us, but also for everybody who wants to fully enjoy the beauty of the Himalayas. A guide such as Pratap Gurung was perfectly suited for this type of trekking. Thank you BMP!! Thijl and Linda
Gira_sv
Gira_sv
12/09/2023
Tilicho Lake and Annapurna Circuit I went on a 19-day trek on the Annapurna Circuit. I had great communication with Lily and Govinda before arriving in Nepal and throughout my trip. They shared with me all the information that I needed. Ganesh, and a porter, Nima. Both of them were incredibly kind. They literally held my hand through the toughest parts of the trek and we also had lots of fun playing cards, sharing anecdotes and trying to learn each other’s languages. The Annapurna circuit itself is incredibly beautiful and diverse. Since I arrived at the end if the monsoon season there were still some rains and landslides which made the days at lower altitudes a little tricky but once we started to ascend the weather changed and we had wonderful views of the mountains on this range and visited several Tibetan towns and Gompas. Overall, I had a great experience with them I would take a trip again with them in a heartbeat. Thanks, Ganesh, Nima, Lily, and Govinda!
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Explore58284020073
30/07/2023
Small but super professional trekking company! Wish we could go back already! Govinda and Lilly just went above and beyond for my friend and I!! Shortly before arriving in Nepal, I started experiencing knee pain. I got so worried about the trek, but they changed our itinerary without any fuss whatsoever. They got us the most caring and knowledgeable trekking guide Ganesh. And they checked in with me frequently during the trek, to check if I was doing ok and enjoying. After the trek they even organized a very nice jungle safari to Chitwan NP for us. Their great tips and flexible attitude before and during our trip made it a HUGE succes!! Govinda and Lily thank you so much for your patience and helpful advice. I will be back for sure!
Jonatan D
Jonatan D
27/02/2020
Otrolig resa i Nepal Vi hade en jättebra resa i Nepal! Govinda på By Mountain People var superhjälpsam med att tillgodese våra önskemål och att skräddarsy en resplan som passade oss perfekt. Han såg till att vi fick med alla våra önskemål. Vi hann med vandring i de fantastiska bergen samt en otrolig dag med fågelsådning strax utanför Kathmandu. Jag kan verkligen rekommendera By Mountain People om du vill ha en unik upplevelse!
Gabriel G
Gabriel G
22/02/2020
Father and son Nepal trek By mountain people organised an incredible trip through Gokyo Lake and EBC. Everything ran smoothly, they took care of all the little details and genuinely care about you and your experience throughout. Handled everything with a smile and extreme professionalism – can not recommend them enough! Our amazing guide Ganesh is the reason we can look back on the trek successfully, he helped us at every step and is an all round great guy – be sure to ask for Ganesh he will make your trip unforgettable I cannot wait to book again:)
Luca S
Luca S
06/01/2020
Annapurna Circuit Wir waren im März 2019 in Nepal mit dem Ziel den Annapurna Circuit Trek zu durchlaufen. Zum Glück erhielten wir den Kontakt zu der Organisation bymountainpeople mit Gopal und Govinda. Mit der Hilfe von Gopal und später unserem Guide Raj wurden wir super vorbereitet, ausgestattet und hatten schließlich sehr schöne 14 Tage rund um Annapurna und co. Der Trek, mit dem Thorong la Pass auf 5400m als Highlight, ist ein Abenteuer das man so schnell nicht mehr vergisst. Jeder Schritt lohnt sich ! Wir würden jederzeit wieder bei bymountainpeople buchen! Schon in der Vorbereitung gingen beide auf alle unserer (1000…) Fragen und Wünsche ein und so wurden wir super vorbereitet. Mit den richtigen Tipps , toller Ausstattung und unglaublich freundlicher Betreuung konnten wir unsere Tour starten. Unser Guide Raj verstand es perfekt auf uns einzugehen und uns die Menschen und die Natur näherzubringen. Mit seiner Hilfe schafften wir es überglücklich den 5400m hohen Thorong la Pass zu überwinden. Es waren 16 grandiose Tage, Ein Abenteuer das man so schnell nicht mehr vergisst. Jeder Schritt lohnt sich ! Wir würden jederzeit wieder bei bymountainpeople buchen!
Lars D
Lars D
19/12/2019
By Mountain People made hour 16 day Himalaya trekking (Gokyo-EBC) feel comfortable! After booking a flight to Nepal my girlfriend and I decided that we wanted to book our own domestic flight aswell and search for a porterguide after arriving at Lukla airport. Then when we started looking on the internet and we found out that is was not so simple to do this online. Thru Instagram we met Govinda and met him in a couple of times in the Netherlands. We talked about all this and he than took care of this. When we arrived at Lukla airport in the Himalaya, Ganesh was waiting for us with a sign, he was our porterguide for the 16 day trekking (Gokyo and EBC). Ganesh would always made shure we had a place to sleep and with toilets inside the building. He is an amazing guy, always happy and knows so much to tell about the trekking (hours, hight, peaks etc.) He even teached us a couple of Nepali games! Ganesh felt like a brother and a good friend to us and that will never change. All of this effort by the team, made us feel so comfortable and relaxed doing this very exiting trekking. We will back in Nepal for some more trekking with By Mountain People. Because of the personal touch by Govinda we will remain friends and keep seeing each other in the Netherlands.
Katrina J
Katrina J
07/12/2019
What an adventure! Everest Base Camp was on my bucket list for quite some time. And to be honest, I was a little bit worried whether I would be able to do it. I don’t have that much experience with hiking. Just in Europe. Thanks to the owner Govinda and his wonderful team I can finally say I DID IT!! By Mountain People is a small company but very professional and experienced. They really took time to inform me to make sure I got myself prepared properly. And they answered allll of my questions. (And I had a LOT of them.) :) :) During the trek my guide always made sure I was feeling good and not crossing my limits. I absolutely recommend this company to anyone who is looking for adventure but wants to make sure that you’re taken care of too. And I hope I can come back to Nepal for another trekking. One thing’s sure: I will do that with this company. Thank you!! You’re the best!

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