All Inclusive
Everest base camp trek

Everest Base Camp Trek

Fully guided lodge-based trekking holiday

  • Group Size:Min 1 Max 12
  • Duration:17 days
  • Max Altitude:5,545m/18,193ft
  • Accommodation:Teahouse/Lodge
  • Activity:Trekking
  • Meal:Meals included
  • Min. Age:16
  • Start Point:Kathmandu
  • End Point:Kathmandu
Package difficulty Challenging
All inclusive cost$ 1,750.00
Based on 7 Review(s)

Trip Overview

  • Journey to the base camp of the world's highest mountain and Kalapathar
  • Tread the less trodden route to Everest base camp
  • Lively villages of legendary Sherpas
  • 17 days of pure adventure with full support crew

About Everest Base Camp Trek 

The most popular trek in Nepal in the whole 2,400km stretch of the Himalayas, Everest Base Camp Trek offers spectacular sceneries, real Himalayan experiences along with the extraordinary culture of the Sherpa community, all the while trekking the foothills of the Mt. Everest [8,848m/29,029ft]. The trail goes over [5,000m/16,400ft] for last few days before reaching Everest Base Camp but the trek isn’t as strenuous as imagined and does not require prior trekking experience while promising a fulfilling journey. Adding to the fun-filled trek, the panoramic views of the Himalayas, monasteries, culture and the mountain flight to Lukla are few of the highlights of this trip. Experience the grandeur of Mount Everest [8,848m/29,029ft] from up-close along with the views of many other snow-capped mountains on our all-inclusive Everest Base Camp Trek. The journey to Everest Base Camp got its limelight when Sir Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay Sherpa climbed Everest for the first time in 1953 and ever since this has been the preferred choice for beginner climbers.

Better Itinerary

Our Everest base camp trek itinerary has been devised carefully keeping more acclimatization, visiting less trodden route and exploring hidden valleys. Instead of following the standard route from Namche to Dingboche we detour from Namche bazar for 3 days and explore the side villages such as Khumjung and Phortse. This side detour also minimises the rapid ascent from Namche Bazar 3450m/11319ft to Dinbgboche 4412m/14475ft and provides a better-acclimatized walk. 

Your journey to Everest base camp gets into gear at the ancient valley of Kathmandu. After a night at Kathmandu, we embark on a fantastic mountain flight to Lukla airport built with the help of the famous mountaineer we all know as the late Sir Edmund Hillary, for whose namesake this famous trail of the Everest Base Camp was born. On touchdown at Lukla airport, we meet our senior guide and the other crew members, sort out our equipment and sooner than later, we hit these famous trails to the foothills of the king of all peaks – Mt. Everest. We begin our hike slow & easy by the banks of the clean waters of the Dudh Kosi River, into the soul of Sherpa country on to the thespian high alpine scenery beyond the horizons. We get off the primary trails sometimes and stroll into friendly villages, including the hustling bazaar of Namche. The village towns of the Khumbu, Namche Bazaar and Dingboche are an ideal spot to get well acclimatized; before we make a beeline on routes used by famous mountaineers to reach Everest Base Camp. Apart from visiting Khumjung and Phortse, we will spend 2 nights at Namche Bazar [3,450m/11,319ft] and another 2 nights at Dingboche [4,412m/14,475ft] for proper acclimatization and allow our body to adapt with the high altitude.

This trip is not only about Everest Base Camp; we also get the chance to climb Kala Pattar at (5545m) for fantastic views of Mount Everest. Highland Expeditions is proud to offer what we are really sure is the best trek available to Base Camp…in the sublime Khumbu region of Nepal.

All-Inclusive Everest Base Camp Trek

Our Everest base camp trek is an all-inclusive trip meaning you will only need cash for your personal expenses and meals in Kathmandu. Accommodation in Kathmandu and during the trek, three meals per day on trek valued at USD 450, Use of (Down jacket, sleeping bag and waterproof duffel bag), all required permits for the trek, guides, support staff, internal airfares, transfers to and from Kathmandu and etc are all included.

Why trek with Highland Expeditions?

At, Highland Expeditions it is our aim to provide a wonderful holiday in our part of the world and ensure that our clients enjoy the holiday as much as possible with minimized risks and the worry-free trip should it be monetary, physical or emotional. Read below to find out what makes your journey to Everest base camp different with Highland Expeditions:

  • All the logistical arrangements required for the trip will be done prior to your arrival providing you with a hassle-free trip 
  • On the trek, you will be led by experienced and medical trained guide/leader with a high staff ratio. 
  • Considering the safety of our utmost priority, all our Everest Base Camp trek groups are backed up by Supplementary oxygen system, oximeter and medical kit be it a group of 1 participant or 15 participants. 
  • An all-inclusive trip to Everest Base Camp, on a trek, all meals and accommodation are included and we provide you with an option of OPEN/CHOICE menu meaning you can choose your meal straight from the menu. 
  • Our itineraries are also devised keeping every aspect in mind such as acclimatization, good campsites, real-life experiences etc.
  • We also provide a sleeping bag, down jacket and waterproof duffel bag to each participant. Lastly, Highland Expeditions has been awarded as a trekking company of the year 2018/19 in Nepal by Travel and Hospitality Awards, USA.

Is this trek for you?

Everest Base Camp is a 17 days trek reaching up to a maximum elevation of [5,545m/18,193ft] at Kalapathar and [5,364m/17,559ft] at Everest base camp while the maximum elevation for overnight is [5,140m/16,864ft] at Gorekshep for one night. Your trek will start from Lukla [2,800m/9187ft] and you reach an elevation of [5000m/16,400ft] in eight days including two rest and acclimatization days at Namche Bazaar and Dingboche. Physically challenging due to the higher elevation, involves daily trekking of approximately 6–8 hours. No previous trekking experience is required but you should be moderately fit and must enjoy walking and adaptable to high altitude conditions.

Need to customize the itinerary?

We would be glad to customize the itinerary if it doesn’t meet your preferences or requirements. Kindly get in touch with us and we will be glad to assist you.
Note: Itinerary customization is only available for the private trip.

Short in time and yet want to trek to Everest Base Camp? Check our other Everest Treks such as Everest Base Camp Trek 14 Days or Everest Base Camp Heli Trek 12 Days. We also have a special Everest base camp trek departing April and May which allows trekkers to sleep at Everest base camp.

Important Note: Your safety is of imperative concern while traveling with Highland Expeditions. Please take care to note that your leader has the authority to amend or cancel any part of the itinerary if it is deemed necessary due to your safety concerns. Every effort will be made to keep to the above itinerary; however, since this adventure entails travelling in remote mountainous regions, we cannot guarantee that we will not deviate from it. Weather or health condition of a group member, unexpected natural disasters, etc., can all contribute to changes in the itinerary. The trek leader will try to ensure that the trip runs according to plan, but please be prepared to be flexible if required.

Elevation Chart in Meter:
Everest Base Camp Trek Elevation
Note: 
Maximum elevation of each particular day has been put into the graph, the overnight elevation may be lower than as shown in the graph. 

Trip Itinerary

  • Day 01 - Arrival in Kathmandu [1,350m/4,430ft]

    Arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport, Nepal. Upon completing the visa formalities and collecting your luggages in the airport, kindly proceed to the exit of the arrival hall. Your trip leader will await you just outside the arrival hall and will escort you to your hotel in Kathmandu. Please look out for a placard of Highland Expeditions at the exit of arrival hall. Welcome drinks will be served and after you’ve refreshed, your trek leader will brief you about your trip in the lobby of your hotel in the evening. Get familiar with your surroundings by taking a walk down the street and at eventide relish a welcome dinner at typical Nepalese restaurant.

    • Meal: None
    • Accommodation: Hotel
    • Trekking Hours: 0
  • Day 02 - In Kathmandu for exploration and trek preparation [1,350m/4,430ft]

    A free day in Kathmandu to recover from jetlag and get organized before leaving for the trek.
    At morning time, your leader will advise you the time for the briefing. The briefing will be conducted at the hotel and will cover all the important aspects of the trek. After the briefing, it's completely free time to explore and do any last-minute shopping. Later in the evening, there will be an early welcome dinner as we prepare ourself to leave very early morning the next day to catch our flight from Ramechap.

    • Meal: (B,D)
    • Accommodation: Hotel
    • Trekking Hours: 0
  • Day 03 - Drive to Ramechap, Fly to Lukla and trek to Phakding [2,600m/8,531ft]

    Due to the traffic congestion at Kathmandu airport, all STOL flights operating to Lukla are operated from Ramechap Airport. Ramechap is about 130 km far from Kathmandu and takes 4-5 hrs by drive. As per your flight time, we will leave from Kathmandu and begin our journey to Everest base camp. Flight time from Ramechap to Lukla is about 12 minutes. At Lukla we are immediately overcome by the scale of the massive peaks that surround the village but this is only an indication of what is to come. After meeting the crew, we head up the Dudh Koshi Valley on a well-marked trail and then stay overnight in Phakding.

    Overall elevation gain tonight from previous night: 1,250m/4,100ft

    • Meal: (B, L, D)
    • Accommodation: Teahouse/Lodge
    • Trekking Hours: 3-4 hrs
  • Day 04 - Trek to Namche Bazar [3,450m/11,319ft]

    We will continue our journey along Dudhkoshi River which will take us through pine forest. After crossing suspension bridges at several points and passing through small settlements of Zapute, Toktok, Benkar and Chumoa, we will reach Monjo. Ahead of Monjo is the entry to the Sagarmatha National Park planned to look after and preserve the fragile mountain environment. Lowering down from the park, crossing another suspension bridge, we will proceed towards high Hillary Bridge located at the foot of the hill. Crossing this bridge, we will climb uphill to the Namche Bazaar. We can get view of Thamserku Mountain. If weather is clear, we can also have first view of Mt. Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse and Kusum Khangru mountains.

    Overall elevation gain tonight from previous night: 850m/2,788ft

    • Meal: (B, L, D)
    • Accommodation: Teahouse/Lodge
    • Trekking Hours: 6-7 hrs
  • Day 05 - Rest and acclimatization day [3,450m/11,319ft]

    We remain at Namche for a second night to allow for proper acclimatization to the altitude. Namche is a prosperous village, situated in a large protected hollow. After breakfast, there are a number of options: perhaps a hike up to Everest view hotel, Khumjung and Khunde, or walk towards Thame (3810m) above the beautiful Bhote Khola river valley, or a visit to the National Park Headquarters to see the interesting displays of Sherpa lifestyle and culture. There is also a mountaineering display and details of the park’s flora and fauna. Your guides will be on hand to offer advice and escort you on your walks.

    • Meal: (B, L, D)
    • Accommodation: Teahouse/Lodge
    • Trekking Hours: 3-4 hrs
  • Day 06 - Trek to Khumjung (3780m/12400ft)

    Instead of following the usual standard itinerary, we have devised our itinerary from Namche to Dingboche to allow better acclimatization and visit hidden valleys. The trail to Khumjung and Phortse are less trodden as compared to the standard route.
    Overall elevation gain tonight from previous night: 330m/1083ft

    • Meal: (B, L, D)
    • Accommodation: Teahouse/Lodge
    • Trekking Hours: 5-6 hrs
  • Day 07 - Trek to Phortse (3840m/12,598ft)

    Another day on the less trodden route as we may our way to Phortse. Phortse is also a village popularly known as the summiteers village. This village alone holds the highest number of summiteer in the Everest region. There is also a newly built climbing centre here in Phortse if you wish to visit.
    Overall elevation gain tonight from previous night: 60m/197ft

    • Meal: (B)
    • Accommodation: Teahouse/Lodge
    • Trekking Hours: 0
  • Day 08 - Trek to Dingboche [4,412m/14,475ft]

    We hike through a few Chortens, mani walls and some small villages after which, we haul up for some grub and while enjoying our meals we savour some upfront views of Amadablam towering just above us; We trek via Pangboche, the highest of the true lasting settlements in the valley and reach the regular settlement, the final steepest climb of the day on our way to Dingboche. Agriculture is the chief occupation of locals in Dingboche. We can see fields enclosed by stonewall in Dingboche. Buckwheat, potatoes and barley are the major crops.

    Overall elevation gain tonight from previous tonight: 572m/18,77ft

    • Meal: (B, L, D)
    • Accommodation: Teahouse/Lodge
    • Trekking Hours: 6-7 hrs
  • Day 09 - Acclimatization hike to Nagartsang Peak [5,083m/16,625ft]

    Climb high and sleep low!! This is a day to haul up and rest without being idle. Our acclimatizing gets a further boost with our hike to Nagartsang Peak [5,083m/16,625ft] and as we top it with gasping breath we soon realize the gritty climb was worth the go. Doing this acclimatization helps in adapting with the high altitude, afterwards retrace back to Dingboche for a free afternoon to rest.

    • Meal: (B, L, D)
    • Accommodation: Teahouse/Lodge
    • Trekking Hours: 3-4 hrs
  • Day 10 - Trek to Lobuche [4,910m/16,109ft]

    After crossing by some of the teahouses of Duglha, we plod higher onto the pretty risky moraine of the Khumbu glacier, passing a chain of stone monuments built in memory of Sherpas who have died on mountaineering expeditions to Mt Everest. From hereabouts, the trail lowers and goes by the west side of the valley to Lobuche. The sunset on Nuptse from this point is an amazing sight to behold.

    Overall elevation gain tonight from previous night: 498m/1,633ft

    • Meal: (B, L, D)
    • Accommodation: Teahouse/Lodge
    • Trekking Hours: 6-7 hrs
  • Day 11 - Trek to E.B.C [5,364m/17,559ft] and retrace back to Gorekshep [5,140m/16,864ft]

    A real early start is required to reach the Everest Base Camp. It takes several hours as the trail weaves its way through ice pinnacles and past the crevasses of the Khumbu Glacier. After a brief lunch and rest, we take the trail to Everest Base Camp through the once vast Gorak Shep Lake. Only upon reaching the Everest Base Camp do we really appreciate the Everest climbers who brave the risky route through the Khumbu icefall. Mountaineer's tents stand out in bright colors against the monotony of gray surroundings (especially in the spring). Nuptse, Khumbuste and Pumori are the mountains we can view from the base camp. On the return leg, we can take a higher route to get a grand view of the Khumbu icefall and the route to the South Col. We return to Gorakshep for a restful night.

    Overall elevation gain tonight from previous tonight: 230m/754ft

    • Meal: (B, L, D)
    • Accommodation: Teahouse/Lodge
    • Trekking Hours: 7-8 hrs
  • Day 12 - Hike up to Kalapathar [5,545m/18,193ft] and retrace back to Pheriche

    Today is the most important part of our trip. We start early at dawn to catch the dramatic views from Kalapatthar witnessing the first light of day shining on Mt. Everest. However, we need to get prepared for an early morning, dark and cold temperature (-10 to -14 C) departure beforehand. Plus, there is always the potential for chilly winds which are quite common. Familiar peaks such as Lingtren, Khumbutse, Changtse tower to the east even as Everest begins to expose itself emerging between the west shoulder crest and Nuptse. During the ascent to Kalapatthar we can pause to catch our breath at several outstanding viewpoints to click pictures. After several hours of ascent, we reach Kalapatthar. From here, we scuttle to climb the rocky outcrop near to the summit marked by cairns and prayer flags. As we reach the top, we sit on the Kalapatthar rocks and our eyes take in the unbelievable Himalayan views, wandering from one mighty massif to another. We take as many pictures as we possibly can with our camera so they can last a lifetime. After this we make our way back to Pheriche with a slow descent; for a good night’s rest which we truly deserve.

    • Meal: (B, L, D)
    • Accommodation: Teahouse/Lodge
    • Trekking Hours: 8-9 hrs
  • Day 13 - Trek to Kyanjuma (3550m/11,645ft)

    Today we descend down, we revert on standard route to Kyanjuma via Pangboche and Tengboche. Once again the views of the mountains are magnificent. From Kyanjuma, the panoramic views of mountains are surreal with Ama Dablam right in front of you.

    • Meal: (B, L, D)
    • Accommodation: Teahouse/Lodge
    • Trekking Hours: 5-6 hrs
  • Day 14 - Trek to Monjo (2800m/9184ft)

    From Kyanjuma to Namche it takes around 2 hrs. We will stop here for a while giving you time to explore the capital one last time. From Namche, here the trail contours lower the valley and it's then a steep descent and gradual walk to Monjo for an overnight stay.

    • Meal: (B, L, D)
    • Accommodation: Teahouse/Lodge
    • Trekking Hours: 5-6 hrs
  • Day 15 - Trek to Lukla [2,800m/9187ft]

    Our last day of trek following the Dudh Kosi River down to Lukla. It’s only a gradual walk along the Dudhkhosi river. We’ll have lunch on our way and we make the final climb up to the airstrip at Lukla. Rest of the day is free and you can relax under the warm sun & reflect on the emotional experiences we had while hiking through these massive mountains that have probably helped us re-discover ourselves in ways least expected. This is our final day on these fantastic mountains. Later we celebrate our successful completion of the trek with our Sherpa guides and porters who we’ve got to know so well & are now good friends. It’s a pleasure to end this wonderful trip on a happy note. We then slumber into blissful sleep.

    • Meal: (B, L, D)
    • Accommodation: Teahouse/Lodge
    • Trekking Hours: 5-6 hrs
  • Day 16 - Fly back to Ramechap and drive Kathmandu [1,350m/4,430ft]

    We get up early in the morning, enjoy our b/fast & get ready for the arrival of our aircraft for the flight back to Ramechap. On our touchdown at the Ramechap airport, you will be transferred for 4-5 hrs drive back to Kathmandu. Rest of your day is free to do your own things.

    • Meal: (B,L)
    • Accommodation: Kathmandu Guest House
    • Trekking Hours: 0
  • Day 17 - International departure

    Thank you for joining us on this trek and it has been a pleasure getting to know you during this time. We hope this venture has enriched your experience with happy memories. Keep in touch and hope to hear from you soon. Bon voyage for a safe and pleasant trip home.

    • Meal: (B)
    • Accommodation: None
    • Trekking Hours:

Dates & Price

Given below are the fixed departure dates for this trip. If the dates don’t match with your schedule, then kindly let us know and we will arrange a private trip customizing the departure dates suitable for you. The cost below is per person on group joining basis excluding the international flights. Group discount is available for booking of two or more than two persons. Kindly contact us if you have a bigger group for the discount.

Check Available Dates
Trip Start Date Trip End Date Price Status
15 Mar, 2020 31 Mar, 2020 USD 1750 Available Book Now
22 Mar, 2020 07 Apr, 2020 USD 1750 Available Book Now
29 Mar, 2020 14 Apr, 2020 USD 1750 Available Book Now
05 Apr, 2020 21 Apr, 2020 USD 1750 Available Book Now
12 Apr, 2020 28 Apr, 2020 USD 1750 Available Book Now
19 Apr, 2020 05 May, 2020 USD 1750 Available Book Now
26 Apr, 2020 12 May, 2020 USD 1750 Available Book Now
03 May, 2020 19 May, 2020 USD 1750 Available Book Now
10 May, 2020 26 May, 2020 USD 1750 Available Book Now
17 May, 2020 02 Jun, 2020 USD 1750 Available Book Now
13 Sep, 2020 29 Sep, 2020 USD 1750 Available Book Now
20 Sep, 2020 06 Oct, 2020 USD 1750 Available Book Now
27 Sep, 2020 13 Oct, 2020 USD 1750 Available Book Now
04 Oct, 2020 20 Oct, 2020 USD 1750 Available Book Now
11 Oct, 2020 27 Oct, 2020 USD 1750 Available Book Now
18 Oct, 2020 03 Nov, 2020 USD 1750 Available Book Now
25 Oct, 2020 10 Nov, 2020 USD 1750 Available Book Now
01 Nov, 2020 17 Nov, 2020 USD 1750 Available Book Now
08 Nov, 2020 24 Nov, 2020 USD 1750 Available Book Now
15 Nov, 2020 01 Dec, 2020 USD 1750 Available Book Now
22 Nov, 2020 08 Dec, 2020 USD 1750 Available Book Now
29 Nov, 2020 15 Dec, 2020 USD 1750 Available Book Now
21 Dec, 2020 06 Jan, 2021 USD 1750 Available Book Now

Group tours are unavailable for this trip, however, you can opt for the private trip. The private trips are available on any date of your choice at any time of the year. Let us know about your preferred travel dates and we shall organize it as per your convenience. Get in touch with your query now.

Cost Inclusion

  • All meals (B,L,D) on OPEN/CHOICE Menu whilst on trek with tea & coffee.
  • Twin sharing accommodation at Kathmandu guest house or similar category for 4 nights with breakfast
  • Accommodation at clean and cozy teahouses/lodge on trek
  • All required permits for trek (National Park & TIMS Card)
  • Internal flights (KTM-LUKLA-KTM)
  • Experienced local trek leader with 1:4 assistant guide to client ratio
  • Full support crew with 1 porter for every 2 trekkers
  • Half day sightseeing of Kathmandu's highlights including guide and entrance fees
  • Kathmandu airport transfers and escorts on private vehicle
  • All ground transportation as per mentioned in the itinerary on private vehicle
  • Comprehensive first aid kit with high altitude medicines and oxygen
  • Satellite phone for emergency and nominal charge for personal use.
  • Duffel bag, Sleeping bag with liner and Down Jacket (Sleeping bag and down jacket must be returned after completion of trek)
  • Staff equipment, insurance and allowances
  • Trek completion certificate (Upon request)
  • Group welcome dinner at typical Nepalese restaurant 

Cost Exclusion

  • International airfare, Visa and travel insurance
  • Meals at Kathmandu
  • Extra night accommodation in Kathmandu or on trek for any reason (Early arrival or delay, Early arrival from trek due to any reason)
  • Personal expenses
  • Gratuities for staff

Essential Information

Accommodation

Hotel: 4 Nights, Teahouse/Lodge: 12 Nights

Kathmandu: 
In Kathmandu, we stay at Kathmandu Guest House, a well-known hotel where many famous celebrities like Beatles, Ricky Martin, Jeremy Irons and others have stayed. Centrally located in Thamel, the hotel also boasts of a beautiful garden where you can relax and enjoy the greenery. Breakfast will be provided in the hotel and your accommodation will be on twin sharing basis and if you would like to have a single room, upon request you are required to pay single supplement price as stated in the trip costing.
Regardless of whether you're coming back from the mountains or touching base from the airport, come and unwind at the hotel beautiful garden, request some fine Italian espresso or a chilled Beer, and escape in the memorable surroundings of Kathmandu's most adored guesthouse.

On Trek:
Your accommodation on the trek will be on a simple mountain lodges run by the local people with basic and shared facilities. Trekking in the (Everest area) does not need tremendous logistics in accommodation as there are many clean and friendly Lodges along the trail. Rooms are basic, normally just a bed with a pillow and blankets but with a wonderful view from your window.  All the teahouses/lodges have a spacious warm dining room-lounge. The rooms are fairly basic. Blankets are generally provided by the teahouse but we will provide a warm sleeping bag to everyone. Bathrooms are mostly shared and toilets are squat type in most places. We will arrange for you and your group to stay in local lodges daily. Please remember that some of them are very basic and a sense of adventure is necessary.

Single supplement: 
Single supplement will be charged if someone wishes to have their own room in Kathmandu. Especially when travelling in a group, we will always pair you with someone of the same sex and similar age to share the room with. If in case of a single by default, then clients don’t have to pay for the single supplement. Please note that on the trek, a single supplement is not available due to limited rooms

Meals

All meals are included during the trek to Everest base camp (Day 03 to Day 15). We will provide three meals a day (B, L, D) during the trek. The menus in the teahouses are varied, ranging from traditional Nepalese dhal bhat, Momo (Dumpling) to pizza and apple pie. Despite the fact that meat is available in the teahouses, we prompt against eating it on the trek. The meat has frequently been conveyed in the warmth from lower elevations for a few days before arriving at the teahouses and can cause stomach upsets or disease. During the trek, Breakfast and Dinner will be served at the teahouse/lodge where you stay and Lunch will be along the way.

If you have any special dietary requirements please let us know in advance and we will be sure to pass your message to your guide. For a gluten-free diet, we highly recommend you to bring extra foods especially for breakfast as your options for the breakfast will be limited. Meals worth USD 450-500 are included on this trip. In Kathmandu, only breakfast will be provided to give you the maximum flexibility in deciding where what and with whom to eat for lunch and dinner.

Dificulty

Grading: 5-6 (Challenging)

Everest Base Camp Trek is considered challenging due to high altitudes and longer duration. The trail is relatively easier following good paths and yak trails but due to the increasing altitude, it's graded challenging. Please be prepared to walk for 6-7 hrs every day on average carrying your backpack, which will consist of your valuable items, water, extra fleece, snacks etc. Longer treks reaching up to an elevation of 5500m where some of the famous mountaineering Base Camps are located and you need to sleep at an elevation of 5000m+ for 1 night at Gorekshep

Previous Experience

No previous experience of trekking is required but you should be moderately fit and must enjoy walking and adaptable to high altitude conditions. Having a previous experience is definitely beneficial but it is not must to participate for this trip. All travelers need to be in good physical health in order to participate fully on this trip. We strongly advise you to prepare yourself for the trip at least 3 months prior to your trip date by doing regular exercises, going on hiking, running or gym. The fitter you are, the more enjoyable you will find the experience of trekking. All our trip itinerary has been devised keeping every aspect in mind and allows ample time for acclimatization

Safety

Safety is always a priority while travelling with Highland Expeditions. On all our Everest base camp trek, we send supplementary oxygen system and a comprehensive medical kit be it a group of 1 or 12. Besides, we also have a high staff to client ratio on all our treks. 

Approach

Our route to Everest base camp trek follows a careful approach with ample time for acclimatization, less trodden route and breathtaking sceneries along the way. With over 30 years of experience in trekking and climbing in the Himalayas, we have carefully tailored each of our itineraries. We put a lot of care into all the details when it comes to executing any of your ventures. Safety is always a priority while travelling with Highland Expeditions and we have applied this strictly on our approach.

Travel Insurance

It’s mandatory and highly recommended to get travel insurance before embarking on any adventurous trips in Nepal. We advise all our clients to get travel insurance that covers up emergency helicopter evacuation that may be needed in case of the occurrence of AMS (Acute Mountain Sickness) or any other reasons in high altitudes where there are no other means of transportation available. It is advisable to review carefully the insurance and its coverages before making the final decision. Carry proof of your insurance with you on the holiday and leave a copy next to your kin. You must ensure that your insurance provides an adequate level of protection and covers you for the activities involved.

More information: Travel Insurance

Group Size

Our emphasis is always on maintaining the small group so that it will be easy to coordinate and cooperate with each other. Our group size is small and we only take up to 12 pax in one group. If you opt to join our ‘fixed departure trip’, you are likely to be joining people from different countries of any age group except minors. The size of the group varies, minimum no of persons required to operate the trip is 1 and the maximum is 12 people.

Typical Day

Daily wake up calls will be between 6.00 am to 7.00 am while on the trek. The wake-up time and breakfast time will be decided a night before during the briefing time. The time table for each day will entirely depend on your walking duration for that particular day.

After a hearty breakfast, we set off on the day's walk. Before breakfast, you are required to pack your duffel bag as it will be loaded by the porter while you are having your breakfast. After 3-4 hours of walk, we stop for lunch mid-day.  The afternoon's walk is generally shorter and we usually arrive at our destination in time for afternoon tea. The rest of the afternoon can be spent exploring the village, to wash your clothes or simply relaxing with a good book. On some days, we will arrive at our destination by lunchtime and the entire afternoon will be free. After dinner, the evening will often be spent playing cards and reliving the day's adventures, before heading off to bed for a well-earned sleep.

Weather

The best seasons to trek to the Everest region are Autumn (latter half of September till December) and Spring (latter half of March until mid-May). On both seasons, Mornings are usually clear, with clouds building up in the afternoon and disappearing at night. The given temperature may raise or lower with the change in weather factors: (Sunny, Snow, Rain etc.)

Autumn/Fall:
Slightly colder than Spring but presents clear views of the mountains. The mornings are clear providing best mountain views, days are warmer and night time will get cold and frosty. The temperature during Autumn varies from lowest -10 degree Celsius at Gorekshep to warmest 25 degree Celsius at Lukla/Phakding.

Spring:
Another weather window for trekking in Nepal comes during the month of the latter March to May. The temperature will be relatively warmer during this period of time but still, nights will be cold and frosty at a higher elevation. Temperatures will drop considerably as you ascend higher every day. During the spring season, the base camp will be full of tents as Apr-May are preferred time to climb Mt. Everest.

Read more about the best time: https://highlandexpeditions.com/best-time-to-visit-nepal/

Guide

We possess a deep passion for alpine adventure & the outdoors, and with the small professional group we have on board, we’ve notched up experience that spans almost 3 decades on some of the most isolated trails and highest peaks. We take great pride in calling ourselves a ‘high-altitude adventure specialist’ and all this is due to our diverse and qualified team of guides. Most of our guides were born in these parts & have relatives living in other parts of the regions where they were born in.

Your trip will be led by a qualified guide with 1 porter to every 2 participants and 1 assistant guide to every 4 participants. 

Private Trip / Group Joining

Our trips are available on both fixed departure and private basis. If you are looking for a group to join this trip please check our departures section for availability, dates and price. If you would like to travel independently, or with your friends, families & colleagues you are invited to choose any of the trips at your convenient timeframe for any number of people. If you want to do something that is not included in our trip list, we are ready to tailor a trip to suit your exact requirements. In short, we will make every effort to get you on the trip you want, when you want.

Equipment Checklist

The gear listed below is recommended for this kind of trips. We encourage you to get all equipment listed below for the trip and kindly ensure you check and try every equipment. You can also buy or hire the same in Kathmandu as they are available in the many trekking shops from branded to local manufacturers in Kathmandu.

Clothing and Footwear

- Long-sleeved shirts
- T-Shirts
- Trousers
- Warm Jackets/Sweater/Pullover
- Waterproof jackets and trousers
- Thermal
- Inner wears
- Undergarments
- Warm socks
- Warm Hat, Gloves and Bandana/Scarf
- Extra clothes to wear in Kathmandu when you come back from the trek.
- Trekking shoes
- Slippers/Flip flops to wear at camp
- Daypack 30-35 litres (To carry your sunblock, water, camera, waterproof jackets and others that you may require while trekking)

Documents

- Passport with visa and validity of 6 months after your trip completion
- 4 copies of passport size photos for permits and official formalities
- Travel Insurance (Please refer to the general information page for more detail about it)
- Flight tickets
- Credit cards in case of emergencies
- Driving ID or any other ID in case of loss of your passport.

(Please carry the photocopy of all the documents along with you and leave a copy to next of kin)

Others

- Headlamps with extra batteries
- Sunglasses with UV protection
- Camera with charger or spare batteries
- A pair of trekking poles
- Water bottle one (1) litre
- Laundry bag to keep the dirty clothes
- Large plastic bags to keep the clothes dry
- Padlock
- Binoculars
- Reading materials, notebooks and pens

Toiletries and hygiene

- Quick-drying towel
- Small face towel
- Toothbrush &Toothpaste
- Deodorants, Soap and Shampoo (Smaller bottle)
- Face and body moisturizer, Sunscreen and lip balm
- Hand sanitizer/Antiseptic wipes
- Hygiene products
- Basic first aid kit

The gears listed below will be provided by us for the trek. Down Jacket and Sleeping Bag must be returned after the completion of the trek.

- Down Jacket
- Sleeping bag 
- Duffel/Kit Bag

Other Information

Other information such as (Insurance, Arrival Instructions, Visa and Passport etc) required for the trip will be provided after your trip confirmation. Please feel free to get in touch with us if you require more information about the trip.

Reviews

Nicholas Joel Dec 08, 2019

My trip with Highland Expeditions was absolutely fantastic and I highly recommend this company!
I booked a trip to Everest base camp and it was totally the trip of a lifetime I was hoping for. All the logistical details were nailed and the staff was top-notch – friendly, informative and really took a keen interest in making our trip successful and fun.

Mark Banks Oct 03, 2017

I was very happy that I booked with Highland Expeditions, they went above and beyond in assisting me, especially Passang. I heard so many bad stories about other companies from fellow trekkers along the way but Highland Expeditions were great. 

Thanks Guys, I made it, EBC & Mt. Kalapathar

 

LOAD MORE REVIEWS

Post Your Reviews

Are You Interested?

If Interested please hit the button

Enquiry

  • DOWNLOAD TRIP DOSSIER

    Please fill the following form.

Affiliated with

LATEST BLOG

REVIEWS Real People, Real Stories

My trip with Highland Expeditions was absolutely fantastic and I highly recommend this company! I booked a trip to Everest base camp and it was totally the trip of a lifetime […]

Nicholas Joel

JOIN THE NEWSLETTER

We accept

Enquiry