The Everest Base Camp Trek is a challenge, 14 days of walking, high altitudes, rocky tracks, and some steep inclines, but what an achievement to say you reached the base camp of the highest mountain in the world. The path begins in ancient Kathmandu, where you'll acclimate and explore the city at your leisure while expecting your ascent. Your trek to Everest Base Camp world's tallest mountain will bring you over suspension bridges spanning chasms of thin air, through hidden Buddhist monasteries, and into the heart of the warm, rugged Sherpa culture.
Destination: Everest, Nepal
Trip Routes: Kathmandu - Lukla - Namche Bazar - Tengboche - Pheriche - Lobuche - Gorakshep; Everest Base Camp - Pheriche; Kala Patthar - Namche Bazaar - Lukla - Kathmandu
Activities: Trekking and Sightseeing
Season: January to December
In Kathmandu, your accommodation will usually include an attached bathroom and have facilities such as air conditioning, reception and dining services.
Once you start your trek, you will be staying in “Teahouses.” Accommodation is limited, especially the higher you get, so your room may vary from a private single/double room to a bed in a dormitory. Bed mattresses are usually firm, not sprung mattresses that you may be used to at home. The accommodation is very basic and there will usually be shared shower and toilet facilities.
Any luggage that you will not require during your trek can be kept securely in the hotel in Kathmandu or in the storeroom of our office.
Walking polls are not essential but can be useful especially on the way down. Poles help you balance on the way down and take the strain off of your legs (quad muscles) on some of the steep climbs. You can buy or hire poles in Kathmandu and they easily collapse so you can attach them to your backpack when they are not needed.
There are plenty of trekking shops in Kathmandu selling equipment inexpensively compared to the prices you would normally pay at home, although, the quality of these products cannot always be guaranteed. If you do not want to take the risk, we recommend you buy major items such as trekking shoes, before you arrive in Nepal.
Yes, you can, in the teahouses. Please remember that plugs might be different than at home so don’t forget to bring adapters with you or buy them in Kathmandu before the trip. You will have to pay for the use of the electricity to recharge your electrical items, usually at a cost of $2-3 US per hour.
Showers are available at the teahouses. They will usually be shared bathrooms in most teahouses, especially the higher up you go. You will have to pay for a hot water shower per person.
The amount of money you will need on a daily basis depends on your spending habits. A guide would be $10 per day for extra drinks and bar bill during your trek and $20 per day to cover lunch/dinner whilst in Kathmandu.