Everest Region

Everest Base Camp Trek - 12 Days

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  • Earn some serious bragging rights for making it to the 5,600 meter high Kala Patthar view point and the iconic Everest Base Camp.
  • See Mount Everest up close along with Lhotse, Nuptse, Ama Dablam, Pumori, Kangtega, Thamserku, and Toboche.
  • Walk through beautiful coniferous forests, alpine shrubberies, glaciers and desolate mountain terrain in one single trek.
  • Experience the amazing hospitality of the Sherpa people throughout the trek, but specially at Khumjung and Namche.
  • Be surprised at how tame and approachable the Himalaya Tahrs, Himalayan Monals, and Tibetan Snowcocks are. :)


  • Difficulty Level
  • Total Length
    101 km
  • Highest Altitude
    5,643 meters
  • Elevation Profile
  • Start location
  • Finish location
  • Permits
    Sagarmatha NP Permit, Khumbu Rural Municipality Permit (only for non-Nepalis)
  • Best Season
    March To June. September To December.



Trekking to the Mount Everest Base Camp in Nepal is in many ways like visiting a real mountain museum. Nowhere else on earth is there such a dense concentration of mountains of such stature. Four out of ten of the world’s highest peaks are here. Basically, you will be breathing and eating mountains throughout.

In the backdrop of this grandeur, you will find the Himalayan Tahrs as tame as your domestic goats, and the iridescent Himalayan Monal more trusting than your barn chicken.

And to top it all off, the amazing Sherpa hospitality comes second to none. In the contemplative adventure that is the Everest Base Camp Trek, you will miss nothing, not even the internet.


Specialized in Everest - From dropping cyclists at Kala Patthar to glitzy New Year events, we have impeccably pulled off some exciting things in Everest Region. We promise to bring the same effort and attention to detail to your trip. ▪ Travelers’ Choice Award 2022 & 2023 by Tripadvisor - We will let our reviews speak for themselves. ▪ Understand Everest inside out - We have been working in the Everest Region for over 8 years now. From collecting information to create what is arguably the most comprehensive online resource on the Everest region to digitalization projects for the local community, we are not your normal travel company. ▪ Online Travel Agency for the mountains- We understand that group departures or private packages might not be for everybody, and that you might be looking to simply book a flight to Lukla, a trekking guide, or might just be looking for contact information of tea-houses. HoneyGuide has it all. ▪ However, the most important reason you should consider going with HoneyGuide is that we do this because we love the mountains and wish to share that love with you. Read more about us to find the story behind why we are called 'HoneyGuide'. ;)

If you have any questions about the EBC Trek, feel free to Call / WhatsApp / Email Bimmi or fill out an Enquiry Form.

Alternately, if you are ready to book a trek to the highest mountain of the world, you can also check out our group departure dates below and secure your spot with a USD 100 or INR 8,000 booking deposit.



Kathmandu ▪ One of our representatives will meet you at the Tribhuvan International Airport and transfer you to your hotel. ▪ After check-in you can rest and recover from your international flight. Make sure to get some sun to help with the jet lag. ▪ Kathmandu is also a good place to rent and buy trekking gear for EBC. ▪ Towards the evening before dinner, there will be a trek briefing with your operation manager and trekking guide. O/N: Kathmandu (1,400m/4,600ft) | Hotel Marshyangdi or similar.


Lukla Airport ▪ Exciting times ahead as today is the day we take that flight to Lukla (2,850m/9,350ft) either from Kathmandu or Manthali Airport (475m/1,555ft). ▪ If flights take off from Manthali, we will provide private transfer to Ramechhap Airport at no additional cost. ▪ Once at the Lukla Airport, we will breathe fresh mountain air, hand over our bags to the porters, and start our trek. ▪ Today we walk for around 3-4 hours through villages, forests, and some exhilaratingly long bridges to reach Phakding both for lunch and overnight stay. O/N: Phakding (2,620m/8,600ft) | Sherpa Guide Lodge or similar.

Note about Lukla Flights: Since 2018, flights to Lukla during high season operate from Manthali Airport at Ramechhap. This is because of runway congestion at Kathmandu airport and unpredicable mountain weather. As such, chances are, we will have to drive 4-5 hours from Kathmandu to board our flight. On the bright side, gone are the days when travellers would get stuck for days on end due to flight cancellations. However, please note that flight cancellations do happen. When they do, we will either stay the night at Manthali to wait it out, take a helicopter to Lukla, or drive to Tham Danda and start the trek from there.


Thamserku ▪ Today is the day of the long bridges and we will cross at least six of those today, The most epic one is of course the famous Hillary bridge right before the climb to Namche. ▪ We will hopefully start the day with beautiful view of Thamserku from Bengkar. From here we will walk through the sweet smell of pine forests of the Dudh koshi valley to reach Jorsalle in 3-4 hours for lunch. ▪ An epic view of the valley below, first view of Mount Everest, the longest bridge in Khumbu, and a steep climb waits for us after lunch. ▪ Godspeed, we will be at Namche Bazaar within three hours. ▪ If we have some juice left, we will take an evening walk to the national park headquarter to see the alpenglow sunset. O/N: Namche (3,440m/11,300ft) | Khumbu Lodge or similar.

DAY 4: NAMCHE | Acclimatization Hike

Hotel Everest View ▪ We will wake up to some beautiful mountain scenery today: Everest, Lhotse, Ama Dablam, Thamserku, Kusum Kanguru, Kongde, Tengi Ragi Tau, and of course the holy Khumbila. ▪ It is a good place to download the Peak Finder app (Android / iOS) as mountain views are going to get more epic from here and wifi is going to get weaker. ;) ▪ After breakfast at Namche, we will walk for around one and a half hours to get to the iconic Hotel Everest View at Syangboche. Established more than fifty years ago even before the airport at Lukla, it truly is a peice of art. ▪ After coffee with the mountains at the hotel, we will explore the twin Sherpa villages of Khumjung and Khunde. ▪ After our acclimatization walk, we go back to Namche to spend the night. ▪ Namche is also a good place to brush up on health and safety issues while trekking in the Everest Region. O/N: Namche (3,440m/11,300ft) | Khumbu Lodge or similar.


Tengboche Monastery

Walk past beautiful mountain views of Ama Dablam, Thamserku, and Kangtega to reach Phungi Tenga for lunch. (3.5 hours) ▪ Watch out for Himalaya Tahr and Himalaya Monals on the first section. ▪ Climb up to the famous Tengboche Monastery. (2.5 hours) ▪ Settle for the night at the quiet nunnery village of Deboche. (20 minutes) O/N: Deboche (3,740m/12,270ft) | Rivendell Lodge or similar.


Ama Dablam from Dingboche ▪ Walk past the village of Pangboche, past the treeline, to have lunch at Syomare. (3 hours) ▪ As you settle in for the night at Dingboche ( (2.5 hours), make sure to take an oximeter reading and see how you are feeling. Read more about AMS. O/N: Dingboche (4,340m/14,250ft) | Hotel Tashi Delek or similar.

DAY 7: DINGBOCHE | Acclimatization Hike

Ama Dablam ▪ Acclimatization Day at Dingboche. ▪ Hike to Chukung or Nagkartsang Peak and return to Dingboche after lunch. (5 hours) O/N: Dingboche (4,340m/14,250ft) | Hotel Tashi Delek or similar.


Lobuche ▪ Walk past some amazing mountain sceneries to have lunch at Thukla right at the mouth of the Khumbu Glacier. (3 hours) ▪ Settle in for the night at Lobuche (3 hours). This is another spot where you have to take stock of your physical well being with regards to altitude. If you are not feeling too well, let us know. We can help you with the best course of action. O/N: Lobuche (4,930m/16,200ft) | Oxygen Altitude Home or similar.


Everest Base Camp ▪ An early start from Lobuche will make sure that you get to Gorakshep in good time to have a leisurely lunch. (3 hours) ▪ After lunch walk to Everest Base Camp and come back to Gorakshep to settle down for the night. (3 hours) O/N: Gorakshep (5,170m/17,000ft) | Hotel Everest Inn or similar.


Mount Everest from Kala Patthar ▪ You might want to start real early on this day if you want to enjoy the sunrise from Kala Patthar. (3 hours) ▪ After the hike to Kala Patthar, you come down to Gorakshep for lunch and then pack off and head down to Dingboche O/N: Dingboche (4,340m/14,250ft) | Hotel Tashi Delek or similar.


Namche Bazaar ▪ This is another long day. From Pheriche, it will take you approximately 4 hours to get to Phungi Tenga where you will have lunch for the day. ▪ From there it will be another 3 hours to Namche Bazaar. O/N: Namche (3,440m/11,300ft) | Khumbu Lodge / Hotel Namche or similar.


Lukla ▪ Walk down from Namche to Lukla. (7-8 hours) O/N: Lukla (2,850m/9,500ft) Himalaya Lodge or similar.


Guru Rimpoche ▪ Fly back to Kathmandu/Ramechhap. ▪ If flights are to Ramechhap Airport, we will provide a private transfer from Ramechhap airport to Kathmandu at no additional cost. ▪ Check-in to hotel in Kathmandu. O/N: Kathmandu (1,400m/4,600ft) | Hotel Marshyangdi or similar.


Nepali faces ▪ Airport drop off for international departure. ▪ Fly out from Kathmandu with fond memories of your accomplishment and one last view of the mighty Himalayas.



Airport transfers for international and domestic flights^ ▪ Hotel in Kathmandu for two nights with breakfast^ ▪ Both way flights to Lukla (Ramechhap transport if needed) ▪ Certified trekking guide and his/her expenses ▪ Porters and their expenses ▪ Accommodation during the trek on twin sharing basis ▪ Meal Plan - Indians: No Meals (EP) | Nepali: Breakfast (BB) | Others: All Meals (AP) ▪ All permitsMedical Kit

^ not included for Nepali groups.

Add-on Services

▪ Duffel Bag, Sleeping Bags & Down Jackets. ▪ Travel by helicopter between Kathmandu and Lukla - approx. USD 600 per person one way | USD 3,300 per flight. ▪ Book rooms with attached bathrooms where possible - approx. USD 10 per night per person. ▪ Include meals and hot water - approx. USD 35 / INR 3,000 per day for three meals + hot water.


▪ International flights ▪ Visa fee for Nepal | More info ▪ Cost of evacuation and medical support in case of any mishap. ▪ Mandatory travel insurance that includes helicopter evacuation More info.Tips for support staff. ▪ Personal expenses like battery charging, drinking water, hot shower, wifi cards or beverages. ▪ Cost incurred by changes in the tour due to any reason. ▪ Anything else not included in the inclusion list above.


If you have any questions, feel free to Call / WhatsApp / Email Bimmi OR Fill an Enquiry Form.


Shorter trek EBC Heli Trek 9N/10D includes a helicopter return from Gorakshep to Lukla. Budget-friendly option EBC by Road 15N/16D substantially reduces the EBC trek's cost. However, going to Lukla by road adds four extra days to the itinerary. Family-friendly alternatives Namche Heli Trek 4N/5D and Hotel Everest View Heli Trek 5N/6D are both excellent family-friendly alternatives that involve walking only up to Namche and then taking a helicopter to Kala Patthar to see Mount Everest up close. More adventurous options Cho La Trek 14N/15D includes the chance to return via the fabulous Gokyo Lakes and tackle a high mountain pass. Everest Three Passes Trek 18N/19D is a kora of the entire Everest Region in one trek that goes through three high passes.


HoneyGuide runs group departures every Monday and Friday during the high-season. It is an excellent way to meet new people from around the world while enjoying out of this world views. In order to secure a spot for one of those departures, all you need to do it to put in a USD 100 or INR 8,000 deposit, and one of our travel cosultants will contact you for additional information. We often get asked why there is such a price difference between Indians and non-Indians. There are two reason for it: 1. Services like airfare and permits are cheaper for Indian nationals in Nepal. 2. The travel package for Indians doesn't include meals while for others, we provide full board packages.

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SAFETY FIRST Nepal Visa and Safety Update / Pre-existing Conditions / Altitude Illnesses / Water Safety / Heli Safety Briefing / Insurance / Detailed Health and Safety Post

FIND YOUR PERFECT TOUR Short Treks / Heli Tours / Heli Treks / Ways to See Everest / All Tours

BEST TIME TO GO Best time for EBC | EBC in Jan / Feb / Mar / Apr / May / Jun / Jul / Aug / Sep / Oct / Nov / Dec

PLANNING ESSENTIALS Expectation vs Reality / Cost in USD, INR & NPR / Difficulty / Training / Packing List / Maps / Permits / Side Trips / Solo Treks / Independent Treks / For Women

FLIGHTS TO LUKLA Online Flight Booking / Getting to Lukla / Lukla Weather and Flights / Survival Guide / Alternatives / Lukla Airport / Getting to Ramechhap / Ramechhap Flights

HOTELS IN EVEREST Online Hotel Booking / Overview / Hotels in Lukla / Namche / Dingboche / Lobuche / Gorakshep / Gokyo

TREKKING GUIDES FOR EVEREST Trekking Guides from Lukla / from Kathmandu / How to hire a guide?

WHAT TO EXPECT Hotels in Everest / WiFi, Mobile Network, Electricity / Food and Drinks / Sherpa Food / For Vegans

CULTURE Epic Photo ops / Sherpa Names / Khumbila / 5 Secrets / Festivals / Tengboche Monastery /

NATURE Mount Everest / Everest Base Camp / Everest Viewpoints / Kala Patthar / Ama Dablam / Mount Mera / Mountains / Birds / Wildlife / Flowers / Lakes /

VILLAGE DETAILS Lukla / Phakding / Monjo / Namche / Tengboche / Deboche / Pangboche / Dingboche / Pheriche / Thukla / Lobuche / Gorakshep / Dzongla / Gokyo / Thame / All Villages


Traveling to the mountains poses some inherent risks. As such, the best strategy is to prepare for the worst and then hope for the best.


The first thing to keep in mind is to see if you have pre-existing conditions that could cause complications at high altitudes. Specifically, suppose you have sickle cell disease, pulmonary hypertension, obesity hypoventilation syndrome, or congenital heart problems. In that case, we highly recommend you consult with a qualified physician before planning a trip to the mountains. Read more.


Given the low amount of oxygen at high altitudes, a sensible ascent is essential to give your body the time to acclimate to the thin air. Failure to do so can lead to your lungs or brain filling up with water leading to death in some cases. The key is not to climb more than 500 meters in one day once you pass the 2,500 meters mark. Read more.


Given the extreme weather in the high mountains, proper gear and regimen must have a safe and comfortable tour. The three most important things that you have to prepare for are cold, snow, and radiation. As such, invest in the right sunglasses, sunscreen, boots, and clothing. Read more.


We highly recommend everyone get travel insurance covering high altitude evacuation before leaving on a trek to the high mountains. Global Rescue and World Nomads are both highly recommended. For Nepali travelers, please note that insurance that covers helicopter rescue is not available as of now. As such, please be careful while planning your tour and only work with companies that can provide timely evacuation service if needed.


As health facilities are limited in the mountains, a helicopter's evacuation is usually the only option during an emergency. As such, the right insurance provider is essential. If you are not buying insurance for some reason, please ensure that there is someone in Kathmandu who can coordinate payments for a helicopter rescue. Here are some other contacts that might come in handy during an emergency. If you still have questions, please feel free to call / whatsapp us at +977-9801916215 or email Ashish at nectar@honeyguideapps.com


To confirm your tour, you will have to make complete payment either through one of your integrated payment gateways or transfer the funds to the following bank accounts:

For Nepali citizens:
Account Name:: HoneyGuide Pvt. Ltd. Beneficiary Bank: Himalayan Bank, Patan Branch Account Number: 00606903770018
For Indian Citizens:
For USD transfers
Account Name: HoneyGuide Apps, Inc. Bank Name: Silicon Valley Bank Account Number: 3302225311 Swift Code: SVBKUS6S ABA Routing Number: 121140399


Deposit Required for Reservation: 50 percent of total tour cost Deadline for Full Payment: 2 weeks before the tour begins


Two weeks before tour date: No extra charge 1 to 2 weeks before tour date: 10% additional charge Two days to 1 week between tour date: 20% additional charge Within two days of tour date: Above 30% (variable)


Two weeks before tour date: No charge (transaction charges may apply) One to two weeks before tour date: 20% Cancellation Charge Two days to one week between tour date: 50% Cancellation Charge Within two days of tour date: No Refund.


In case of flight delays/cancellations due to bad weather or unforeseen circumstances, HoneyGuide will change the dates at no additional costs. However, any extra cost incurred, including but not limited to accommodation and food, will be the responsibility of the traveler.
In case of changes due to the trekker's health issues, HoneyGuide will make all the changes without any additional cost. However, any extra charge because of the changes will be the responsibility of the traveler.

While Nepal's mountains see six seasons, the best period to go to the mountains is from March-May and September-December. However, every season has its quirk, just like people. So keep reading to find your match.
For those going to Everest Region, do check out the Best time to go to Everest post.

January/February (Winter)

January/February is a good time for trekkers willing to brave the cold and snow for empty trails, fantastic mountain views, and wildlife sightings.

March/April (Spring)

This is a period that offers a little bit of everything: a little bit of mountain view, a little bit of warm weather, a little bit of flowers, a little bit of crowd, and a whole lot of fun.

May/June (Summer)

This is the best time for those into nature. The flowers are quite something this time of the year, and the bird activity is fantastic. The monsoon hasn't started, and as such, mornings are still clear with beautiful mountain views.

July/August (Monsoon)

Only for hardcore trekkers who are willing to put up with the elements for an authentic cultural experience and high altitude flowers. Also, flight disruptions are very likely, and chances of mountain views are close to zero.

September/October (Fall)

This period is everyone's darling, and the trails are as crowded as they can be. The mountain views are something to write home about, and the temperature is just perfect.

November/December (Pre-Winter)

Another popular period among trekkers and the driest two months in the calendar. Indeed it has gotten a bit nippy during the mornings and evenings, but it is still manageable. Count on a lot of sunshine and crystal clear mountain views.

The difficult thing with gear is to make sure you have enough without carrying too much. Whether you are walking or taking the helicopter, the most important thing is to layer up. As such inner thermals, shirts, fleece, a down jacket, and trousers are essential. A warm hat and a buff are beneficial. As for shoes, feel free to make your pick depending on the weather and altitude. Given the amount of UV up there, good sunscreen and sunglasses are also essential. Read more.


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    Going to the mountains
    is going home.’
    - John Muir
    Great things are done when
    men and mountains meet.’
    - William Blake
    There is no such thing as bad weather,
    only inappropriate clothing.’
    - Sir Ranulph Fiennes
    Going to the mountains
    is going home.’
    - John Muir
    Great things are done when
    men and mountains meet.’
    - William Blake
    There is no such thing as bad weather,
    only inappropriate clothing.’
    - Sir Ranulph Fiennes