• Modified on Oct 25, 2021

One of the most adventurous trekking where you will be a piece of amazing views of Himalayan ranges, Buddhist monasteries, and heartland of Sherpa people, flora fauna, and wildlife life. Come and join this thrilling once in lifetime hiking experience. When you taste the cold breeze of Everest Base Camp, you'll stay nostalgic about it your whole life. Envision you are encircled by the world's most elevated tops around you and everything appears to be so unadulterated and wonderful, that is the thing that trekking to EBC.

With a complete itinerary, things to prepare, where to stay, and tons of charming photos, here is everything you need to know to trek Everest Base Camp and have the best trekking experience in your life.

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Everest Base Camp Trek Map


Why Everest Base Camp?

  • Explore the culture and lifestyles of the Sherpa people
  • The accomplishment of the world’s highest peak, Mt. Everest (8,848m)
  • View of other peaks such as Mt. Lhotse(8,516m), Mt Pumori (7,165m), and Mt. Makalu (8,485m)
  • Explore UNESCO World Heritage Sites
  • The wide slant range of Flora and Fauna
  • An ancient monastery of Pangboche
  • Wildlife like musk deer, colorful pheasants, snow leopard, and Himalayan Thar
  • Experiencing the majestic view of Mount Everest from Kala Patthar (5,550m)

Overview 

Mt. Everest is known as the tallest peak and the gem of the Himalayas in the world. It lies 29,000 ft. above sea level and the height of its 8848m. It is a great destination for hikers and climbers from around the world who are lovers to reach the top of the world. Daring adventures, from all over the world would surely love to hike in the Everest region. The Everest base camp will make you closer and will help you to explore the oldest and treasured places on the earth. You will observe breathtaking scenes of mountain cliffs, beautiful moving ice (glaciers), and greenery hills and also enjoy the pure beauty of nature and also observe the Sherpa culture and traditions of Nepal. This place is regarded as the finest destination in the world. Grab the chance to get up close and personal with the tallest peak of the world Everest. Probably it would be the trip remembered for a lifetime. For the daring and true adventurer, there is no better destination than Everest Base Camp Trekking. It will provide you the best sights in the Himalayas. 

If you are new to know the way of life in the top mountains (Sherpa people) you are in for a treat. The mesmerizing beauty of the surroundings, the peaceful feeling of being in nature with no disturbance of busy life will acquaint you with a different way of living. Every village you will be visiting has its own culture, belief system, and different living styles. Mixed up both Nepali and Tibetan Buddhism begins here and is apparent everywhere you look. You will feel vibrant in the Buddhist faith and life of the Himalayas. As a part of the trek, you will also get a chance to visit a few of the monasteries and some Gumbas in Nepal like the historic Tengboche Monastery. Each stop along the route is an experience full of culture and typical hospitality. The trip to EBC is an adventure that you must experience for yourself once in a lifetime. 

What is a trail like?

  • The journey is a moderate level trek, so with the proper level of training beforehand and with a supportive trekking guide, you will be able to finish the trek with only a few problems.
  • The trial is up and down with a rough path, so you will be walking a rough path all the way. 
  • The highest elevation you will reach is Kala Patthar at 5,550m and each day you will be climbing an altitude of 500-600m.
  • We suggest you prepare yourself for being physically fit. 

How difficult is Everest Base Camp Trek?

EBC trekking is suitable for all trekkers and hikers who have average fitness levels. I would rate the difficulty of Everest Base Camp as a moderate trek as you will be carrying a nearby 10  to 15 kg backpack while walking around 4 to 8 hours a day

You must have strong legs with good stamina and be physically and mentally fit to accept the challenge. If you are worried about being able to keep up the trek it is recommended to have cardiovascular exercises like, walking, jogging, and swimming to prepare for the trek. It is a well-known fact that the air in higher altitudes is thinner and some trekkers may find it hard to catch their breath if they are not prepared for the change in altitude.

The altitude is another factor to think about as this trail will probably take you higher than you have ever been. During this trek, the highest point is at 5,643m, and it's hard to foretell how your body will respond until you are actually there. The main concern is the safety of the trekkers and you will get a chance to take a break and rest/relax. The sooner you are habituated with the climate the faster you will adapt to the higher altitude environment. The main goal is to sustain your energy/ stamina over long periods to keep the same steady pace. 

The golden rule in high altitude areas, once you have reached the elevation of 4000m do not climb up and sleep at an elevation higher than 600m each day.

Things To Know Before Trekking Everest Base Camp

Altitude sickness may be risky

Being in the high-altitude land in the Nepal Himalayas is always challenging. Tourists may get sick because of bad health or low knowledge about altitude sickness. Altitude sickness occurs when you travel to a high altitude too quickly. As you go to a higher altitude, oxygen will drop and takes time for your body to adjust. If you go higher quickly, your body will not get time to adjust and occur altitude sickness. You will experience symptoms such as dizziness, headache, shortness of breath, and nausea.

If there are even small symptoms of altitude sickness, you have to tell someone about it. It's harmful to continue on. You must be guided by someone and begin going down immediately.

Take your time while trekking

Do not rush, and enjoy yourself during the trek. This is also the best way to avoid altitude sickness. Give your body time to adjust to the altitude sickness and your mind time to process the spectacular surroundings. Follow your itinerary when it comes to acclimatization days. Drink plenty of water, avoid excess alcohol, meat and consider starting your hike in Jiri to EBC trek for optimal acclimatization.

Hiring a guide isn’t compulsory, but it changes your experience

When you are aware of direction and trekking in Nepal Himalayas, you do not need a guide in the trial. If you prepare well with a detailed itinerary, the map then it is possible to trek alone. Often there is one track to follow and most of the time you will see hikers on the trail. But for starters, it's good to hire a guide and there will be definitely advantages to hiring a local guide. You will get more knowledge about the area as they often grew up in the mountains. You will also never have to worry about the hotels during the peak seasons. 

Carry water filter bottle to avoid plastic waste

During the trek, you will need to drink clean water to avoid diarrhea or other diseases. So you want to avoid the single-use plastic water bottles on the trail. For a sustainable alternative, you can carry a water filter bottle or SteriPen. These types of bottles typically filter out 99.9 percentage of bacteria.

Best Weather for Everest Base Camp

The best time of year to have an Everest Base Camp Trek is spring, the month from February until May. There is no time-bound actually to have a trek, any month any time is okay. The mountains of Nepal are known to feel changes in the weather. But, the best seasons could be when the temperature is moderate and the atmosphere is relatively dry. Another good time is the autumn season from the month of September through November. You will see wildlife, flowers blooming, cool air, blue skies, and green vegetation. No matter when you plan for your trek, every time you head towards the journey it is for sure that your trip will be unforgettable for a lifetime. 

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What to pack during Everest Base Camp Trek

Some arrangements should be done by the trekkers and the company is mentioned below:

What are the things trekkers should pack in their luggage and trekking bag? Trekkers should arrange two bags, one is a day bag which they carry with themselves and another duffel bag in which they carry other things which aren’t needed during hike like, warm clothes, sleeping bags, and other heavy things. Duffel bags are carried by the potters to the destination, which are a bit heavier than the day bag. Your sleeping bags should be at -8 degrees Celsius where it will help to make your body warm while sleeping. You need good/ sturdy trekking shoes and normal running shoes and slippers as well which you need while resting or at the stops. Carry warm jackets and also get a thermos to fill the hot water. To avoid rain and fogs you should carry a rain jacket with you. Carry light trekking trousers which can absorb the sweat and other full sleeves clothes which can absorb sweat too. And carry other necessary things like a woolen cap, gloves, socks, etc. to avoid cold. If you need other protein bars and energy bars or other protein shakes to fulfill your stamina you can carry them with you. And other remaining equipment like trekking sticks, water bags will be given by the company.

  • You must eat food that is rich in nutrients or proper meals.
  • Lots of other food varieties are available you can eat according to your taste also.
  • Dal Bhat for the win.
  • Drink plenty of water a minimum of 5 liters per day.
  • Take Diamox to prevent AMS.
  • Follow the team coordinators or asked them for other queries.
  • Sleeping bags are must important to avoid cold, it is provided by the company if don’t forget to carry them.
  • Avoid drinking and smoking it may lose your stamina/ energy.
  • Avoid non-veg food if possible, or eat very little.
  • Don’t take any symptoms lightly, if you feel uneasy immediately concern the physicians or the leader of the trip team.
  • Little breathlessness is normal that you are climbing at a higher altitude, take it as easy.
  • Acclimatization is very important that you should be adjusted to the environment.

Internet Service in Everest Base Camp

For those people who still want to get connected in such a remote place, the internet occupies a vital role in this trek. If the concerned parents and friends want to know how you are progressing the trek, then the internet plays the best role here.

If you want access to the internet, the best and affordable way is to get the NCell sim card at the Kathmandu airport before you start heading to Lukla. They have reliable data connection from Lukla all the way to Tengboche, and a little bit at Gorakshep, which is more than I could have asked for in such a remote place. You can also buy wifi access but it's very overpriced and struggle to work sometimes.

Mobile Connectivity

Since 2010, there have been 3G connectivity on the Everest Base Camp Trek thanks to the Nepalese telecommunications company, Ncell. The company, a local subsidiary of the Swedish company TeliaSonera, has installed multiple base stations in intervals along the trek. The mobile internet is fast enough to browse and even make video calls, proving to be a great alternative to pricey satellite phones. But, the signal is never 100% guaranteed as you are in a remote area. 

Here is a breakdown of a few data packages given by Ncell (this is correct as of 2021).

Data Pack of N-CELL
Package NameVolumeDurationPrice 
Data Pack50 GB90 DaysRs. 2000
Data Pack30 GB30 DaysRs. 799
Data Pack30 GB60 DaysRs. 1500
Combo Pack30 GB
450 min call
30 DaysRs. 647
Combo Pack7 GB
105 min call
7 DaysRs.248
Non-Stop FacebookUnlimited
(6 GB free all-time data)
30 DaysRs. 459
Non-Stop Facebook + YoutubeUnlimited
(4 GB free all-time data)
7 DaysRs. 191

For the updated price you cal visit here  

Wi-Fi Connectivity

Wi-Fi hotspots are obviously restricted to certain areas along the trek and the internet speed will slow down significantly. We have listed the various WIFI locations, prices, and charging facilities below. Listed below prices are not fixed and vary according to the hotel. So, we have listed the range of the price according to the places.

Wi-Fi Charges
LocationWi-Fi SignalPrice RangeDuration
LuklaGoodRs. 500Unlimited
PhakdingGoodRs. 500Unlimited
Namche BazarExcellentRs. 500Unlimited
KhumjungGoodRs. 500Unlimited
TengbochePoorRs. 500Per hour
DingbocheGoodRs. 800Per hour
PhericheGoodRs. 700Unlimited
GorakshepGoodRs. 1200Per hour


Outline Itinerary for Everest Base Camp Trek

Day 01: Arrival and Preparation

Day 02: Flight from Kathmandu to Lukla& trek to Phakding(2,651m/8,700ft)

Day 03: Trek from Phakding to Namche Bazaar (3440 m/11,280 ft)

Day 04: Acclimatization and rest in Namche Bazaar

Day 05: Trek from Namche Bazaar to Tengboche (3,870 m/12,694ft)

Day 06: Trek from Tengboche to Dingboche (4,360 m /14,300 ft)

Day 07: Rest and acclimatization in Dingboche

Day 08: Trek from Dingboche to Lobuche (4940 m/16,207 ft)

Day 09: Trek from Lobuche to Gorakshep (5,170 m/16,961ft) & visit the Everest Base Camp (5,364 m/17,594 ft)

Day 10: Trek from Gorakshep to Kala Patthar (5,545 m/18,192ft) & trek to Pheriche (4,288 m/14,070ft)

Day 11: Trek from Pheriche to Namche Bazaar (3440 m/11,280 ft)

Day 12: Trek from Namche Bazaar to Lukla (2,860m/9,186ft)

Day 13: Flight to Kathmandu from Lukla

Day 14: Departure

Basanta Lamsal

Basanta Lamsal

Basanta is the author who inspires and motivates his readers with enthusiasm and dedication. He works as a travel writer and editor for The Himalayan Odyssey. He covers the various topics of Nepal with his clean and visually appealing writing — rich and descriptive —he lures his readers in. Full of travel tips, and amazing writing his articles appeared sound advice and consistent content.

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