• Last Updated on Jul 23, 2022

Everest base camp trekking is a very popular and loved adventurous activity among travelers around the world. Even some just travel to the Everest region (also known as the Khumbu region) as a soothing vacation break. If you love trekking and being amidst mountains, lush forests, rivers and picturesque villages, then trek to Mount Everest base camp. 

What makes Everest trekking very approachable than other treks in the Himalayas is the facilities along the trail. Given your budget, you can do a budget EBC trek or opt for a luxury Everest base camp trek. The trail is bustling and has many modern conveniences. Regardless of all the hurdles and high altitude, you have the option to make your trip to the base of the world's highest mountain quite comfortable. 

Hundreds and thousands of travelers trek in the Everest region every year and specifically follow the Everest base camp trail. To cater to visitors, locals have opened a range of lodges, teahouses, cafes, restaurants, gear shops, etc. You can combine helicopter flights in your itinerary while returning from Kala Patthar and skip 3-4 days of walking. Or, just use helicopter flights in/out of Lukla airport if you do not like the thrilling commercial flight between Kathmandu and Lukla. The options are vast.  

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What makes the Everest base camp trek famous and a bucket list activity?

If you don't know, Mt. Everest is the highest mountain in the world, and Everest base camp is its lap, where mountaineers get ready before pushing towards the higher camps and eventually to the summit. Climbing Mt. Everest is not easy in any way (physically, mentally, or financially) for most people. However, reaching its base camp is rather possible if you are well prepared and supported by a knowledgeable crew. 

So, now Everest base camp has become the new top of the world (even not technically), and the journey to it is the most adventurous thing one can do in their life. And on top of that, Everest base camp trekking is considered a beginner-friendly trek, which is enough to motivate anyone to dream about trekking in the Himalayas. You do not need any previous trekking experience to join the EBC trek. 

Talking about the trekking experience, it's out of the world. You do not just get to witness constant jaw-dropping mountain landscapes, but also get to learn about rich Sherpa culture, explore the lush alpine forests, and rejuvenate your soul. The trail has numerous ups and downs that surely help you lose a few pounds by the end of the trek. You'll feel confident, light, and happy as you approach the base camp.

Everest trekking packages

The Everest region is not just home to Mt. Everest and the Everest base camp trail. There are many other mountains, lakes, and valleys in this region, along with many other trekking routes. All Everest base camp trek packages have something different to offer, and you can choose the best one as per your requirement. 

We understand it can get very difficult to choose one Everest base camp trekking package from many options. So, here are a few things you can consider while using the ideal EBC trek for yourself:

Look at the difficulty level of the package and your trekking experience. If you are a novice trekker, then go for something easy like the Everest panorama trek or Pikey peak trek to taste the waters. If you feel confident, you can go for the Everest base camp trek itself. 
See the itinerary of the package and whether it aligns with your availability or not. On average the trek last two weeks, which also includes your arrival/departure from Kathmandu. 
Tailor design the Everest base camp trek itinerary if you have certain requirements. We custom create an itinerary for our guests all the time and love to be creative with them. You get the freedom to tweak the night stops, departure dates, and services. 
Check the cost of the package and make sure to have an additional budget for personal expenses and emergency funds. You'll need way more than the mentioned Everest base camp cost. Things like travel insurance, tips, international flights, shopping expenses, etc are not covered in the package cost. So, be aware of these costs too while booking the trek. 

Some of the hand-picked best Everest base camp tour packages for 

Below are some of our best Everest base camp trek packages. We have mentioned some quick facts about the packages and the major highlights of each package that will help you pick the perfect one for you. 

Everest Base Camp Trek 

Difficulty: Moderate/Difficult
Maximum Altitude: 5,644 m
Duration: 14 days

  • A perfect Everest base camp trek itinerary with ample acclimatization days that lowers the risk of altitude sickness.
  • The most used trekking route to the base camp Everest with night stops at beautiful villages like Phakding, Namche Bazaar, Tengboche, Dingboche, Lobuche, Gorak Shep, etc. 
  • Trek through lush rhododendron forests, crossing thrilling suspension bridges and lovely streams. 
  • Witness stunning mountain views of Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse, Cho Oyu, Makalu, Ama Dablam, Pumori, Thamserku, etc.
  • People of all ages have successfully done the Everest base camp trek for 14 days with us. 
  • Learn about the lifestyle and traditions of Sherpas.
  • Visit ancient monasteries along the trail.

Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour

Difficulty: Easy
Maximum Altitude: 5,644 m
Duration: 4 hours

  • Ideal for travelers who have a half day free and want to do an adventurous activity. It is a quick trip in the Khumbu region that only needs around 4 hours of your morning. 
  • Perfect Everest base camp trek package for people who are sick, elderly, or travelers who cannot go on the long trek to admire the beauty of the Himalayas.
  • A great family holiday trip option with toddlers.
  • Reach the base of Mt. Everest in an hour comfortable helicopter flight from Kathmandu.
  • Witness breathtaking aerial views of the snow-capped mountains.
  • The choppers are spacious and have full window seats for all participants. 
  • Multiple short landings, including at Kala Pathar for 10 minutes to enjoy the view.
  • Delicious breakfast at the Hotel Everest View.

Everest Base Camp Trek and Return by Helicopter

Difficulty: Easy/Moderate
Maximum Altitude: 5,644 m
Duration: 10 days

  • The package includes a combination of trekking and helicopter flight.
  • It's a luxury Everest base camp trek package with all the modern facilities and incredible overnight stays at lavish lodges.
  • The trail follows the famous trekking route to Everest base camp through dense forests and picturesque villages. 
  • You cross many suspension bridges and pass by beautiful waterfalls and lovely streams. 
  • Get to have a close glimpse of the daily lifestyle of Sherpas and learn about their rich cultural heritage while visiting ancient Tengboche and Pangboche monasteries. 
  • No retracing the trail all the way back to Lukla from Kala Patthar. 
  • Reach Everest base camp and hike to Kala Patthar. End the trek at Kala Patthar and fly to Kathmandu in a helicopter. 
  • Get to see a stunning bird's eye view of the Himalayas.

Everest Panorama Trek

Difficulty: Easy
Maximum Altitude: 3,860 m
Duration: 11 days

  • The perfect introduction to trekking in the Everest region. 
  • Easy and a short trek up to Tengboche village, the highest point of the trek. 
  • A great alternative to trekkers looking for a family trek in Nepal. 
  • Trek is short but goes through lush forests and remote mountain villages.
  • You'll get enough opportunities to spend time with locals and witness diverse mountain landscapes. 
  • Explore the tourist hub of the Khumbu region, Namche Bazaar. 
  • Visit the biggest monastery in the Khumbu region, Tengboche monastery.

Gokyo Lakes Trek

Difficulty: Moderate/Difficult
Maximum Altitude: 5,360 m
Duration: 14 days

  • Explore the west corner of the Khumbu region, the gorgeous Gokyo Valley.
  • Follow a less crowded, undisturbed trekking route to the holy Gokyo Lakes. 
  • Get to enjoy the tranquility of the Himalayas and excellent snow-capped mountain views.
  • The Gokyo Lakes trail ascends through magnolia and rhododendron forests, crossing numerous suspension bridges and passing by fine villages. 
  • Spend nights in villages like Namche Bazaar, Dole, Machherma, and Gokyo village.
  • Witness the glorious sunrise from Gokyo Ri and explore the Gokyo Lakes.

Everest Base Camp and Gokyo Lakes Trek

Difficulty: Difficult
Maximum Altitude: 5,644 m
Duration: 16 days

  • An Everest base camp trek package that takes you to the lap of Mt. Everest and also explores the sacred Gokyo Lakes.
  • The trail deviates from Namche Bazaar and ascends towards Gokyo Valley where you'll explore the Gokyo village, Gokyo Ri, and Gokyo Lakes. 
  • Cross one of the challenging passes in the Himalayas, Cho La. The top of the pass offers heavenly scenery. 
  • Get to explore the hidden corner of the Everest region and learn about the mountain lifestyle. 
  • Close interactions with locals and rich flora and fauna. 
  • Hike to Kala Patthar to catch superb sunrise and descend to Namche Bazaar via Pheriche. 
  • No retracing of trails in this package. 

Everest Three High Passes Trek

Difficulty: Strenuous
Maximum Altitude: 5,644 m
Duration: 21 days

  • Everest three high passes trek is the most challenging and long trek in the Khumbu region. This trek is for experienced trekkers who have previous high-altitude experience, strong physical fitness, and endurance. 
  • The trail crosses three high passes called; Cho La, Renjo La, and Kongma La.
  • You'll get to explore the Gokyo Lakes and Gokyo Ri.
  • Reach the Everest Base Camp and Kala Patthar.
  • Explore all the major villages like Namche Bazaar, Thame, Marulung, Lungden, Gokyo village, Thaknak, Lobuche, Chhukung, Tengboche, etc.
  • Forested paths, meadows, glacier walking, and moraines. 

Jiri to Everest Base Camp Trek

Difficulty: Moderate/Difficult
Maximum Altitude: 5,600 m
Duration: 26 days

  • Jiri to Everest base camp trek follows the classic route to the base of Everest. This is the trail Sir Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay Sherpa followed on their voyage to the summit of Mt. Everest. 
  • No overwhelming Kathmandu Lukla flight to reach the starting point of the trek. Instead, drive to Jiri and walk for 7 days to reach Phakding.
  • It is a long trek, perfect for those looking for a slow venture in the Himalayas.
  • You'll get a lot of time to gradually explore the villages, learn about the lifestyle of the locals, and mingle with them. 
  • The trail crosses many small passes and goes through dense alpine forests. 
  • From Phakding, it's the same route up to Everest base camp and returns to Lukla. 
  • The trek ends with Kathmandu Lukla commercial flight.

Everest Base Camp Trek Booking 

Above are some of the best Everest base camp tour packages. To book any of the packages, you can go to our website and click on the package name. Use the booking button on the package page to send us your booking inquiry, and our team will assist you with the rest of the process. 

Booking a trek with us is very simple. We offer the best Everest base camp trek cost too in the market with a safe venture and fixed departure. Our policies are transparent, and there is no hidden cost with us. You'll be trekking with a very reliable team of guides and porters, so you do not have to worry about anything. Please feel free to Contact us for more information. 

Dipak Sapkota

Namaste This is me Dipak Sapkota Born in the mid-west part of Nepal called Dhading district Ganesh Himal region. I want to personally thank you for visiting my blog. My experience includes over 15 years of traveling and trekking in Nepal. I want to share my experience with you and help you to accomplish your goals. As an Adventure, I understand the stress and excitement that coincide with travel.

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