Everest Base Camp Facts Tips

Everest Base Camp via Jiri

Everest Base Camp Facts Tips

Trip Duration: 15 days
Trek Duration: 12 days
Altitude: 2823m – 5545m
Difficulty: Medium to hard
Starts/ends point: Kathmandu
Best Season: Mar-May & Sept-Nov
Accommodation: Hotel & Teahouse
Transport: Private vehicle & Domestic
Flight Permits: Sagarmatha National Park and Khumbu Pasang Lhamu Rural Municipality Entrance Permit 15 days Trek, S/Seeing, Hike activity in English by Best Mountain Leader.

Here are the Everest Base Camp Facts Tips

The Everest Base Camp Trek is one of our favorite treks and we’d be delighted to help you explore this impressive region in Nepal.

Number one on most people’s wish list is the Everest Base Camp trek. You’ll get incredible views of the giant peak from the hill of Kala Patthar; a wonderful low-altitude loop from Lukla will take you to a string of fascinating Sherpa villages around Namche.

The definitive Everest Base Camp Trek, flying into Lukla & climbing to the view point of Mt. Everest through breathless high alpine landscapes. Enjoy the natural openhearted friendliness of the Sherpa people and glacial valleys into unparalleled scenery.

The Everest Base Camp trek is one of Nepal’s most popular treks and rightly so. Just imagine standing right at the foot of Mount Everest, the highest mountain in the world. Trekking to mountain peak – called Sagarmatha in Nepali and Chomolungma (Mother deity of the World) in Tibetan and Sherpa-has a long tradition. The trail is very well developed with comfortable and quirky tea houses along the way. Our trip leads you through the Solukhumbu region slowly up the valley, tracing the path of the successful British 1953 expedition all the way to the Everest base camp.

Along the way, you will see some of the most impressive mountains like Cholatse and – the favorite of many visitors – Ama Dablam. If you feel up to it, you can hike up Kala Pathar (5,554m) which offers a magnificent panorama of Everest, Lhotse, Cho Oyu, Pumori, Nuptse and many more famous mountains as well as the Khumbu glacier.
With Glance Tours and Treks, you’ll not only be able to enjoy this unique landscape but you’ll also have the chance to observe the traditions and rituals of the local Sherpa people. We put great emphasis on authentic experiences and our professional local guides will introduce you to their culture.

All our treks are often set-aside as non-public journeys – no massive, impersonal teams however tiny, individual experiences. Let Glance Tours and Treks take you on your very own adventure trek to Mount Everest.

What’s in this Fact Sheet? Everest Base Camp Facts Tips

01. Trek Overview & Background
02. Everest Base Camp trip highlights
03. Ideal Time to do EBC Trek
04. What To Expect from This Trek
05. Outline and day to day trip itinerary
06. Altitude profile, trek & climbing map
07. Trip cost with Cost includes and excludes
08. Himalayas Packing List
09. How to book this trip & cancellation procedure
10. Trip Advisor trip review
11. Additional optional of the trip
12. Trip related information of this trip.

When to Go

September to November is the traditional peak months to visit with clear weather bad mild to average temperatures. These short months are also when the majority of trekkers depend upon and trails and it can get crowded. In recent years early December has become popular with trekkers offering fewer crowds though temperatures tent drops rapidly. March-May is the second popular time to visit Everest Base Camp.

What to expect Everest Base Camp Facts Tips

In this Trip Fact Sheet, we begin from the most popular starting point at Lukla. This will involve one of the most exhilarating plane rides of your life. A highlight for many.

From there you will trek straight into the forested mountain wilderness all the way to the fabled town of Namche. The skies here are often pristine blue with eagles and birds of prey soaring high above while on the ground Himalaya thar and musk deer are often seen. During the spring, rhododendrons bloom and valleys are lush with greenery. Moving on up you will start to get glimpses of Mount Everest as yaks graze on the mountain slopes. High altitude monasteries can be visited and some of the most majestic peaks in the world will soon surround you.

Well, altitude is commonly travelers’ biggest challenge on this tall trek. You’re going to have to clock up a hefty 17,598 feet (5,364m) above sea level. You’ll manage 9400ft. (2865m) at the EBC trailhead, which is taken care of by the flight from Manthali/Ramechhap to Lukla.

Outline Itinerary

Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu (KTM) (1350m/4429 ft.)
Day 02: Trip preparation/KTM (1350m/4429 ft.) S/Seeing Tour.
Day 03: Scenic drive to Manthali (474m/1555ft.), fly to Lukla.
(2800m/9186ft.) & trek to Phakding (2652m/8699ft.)
Day 04: Trek to Namche Bazaar (3440m/11286ft.)
Day 05: Acclimatization walk to Everest View hotel & return to Namche
Bazaar (3440m/11286ft.)
Day 06: Trek to Phortse (3810m/12500 ft.)
Day 07: Trek up the Khumbu & Imja Valley to Dingboche
Day 08: Acclimatization day hike to trekking Peak.
Nangkartshang/Chhukung (4730m) & return to Dingboche
Day 09: Trek to Lobuche (4910m/16108ft.) & short hike to view of
Glaciers .
Day 10: Trek to Gorak Shep (5140m/16863ft.), Explore to EBC.
(5363m/17595ft.) & then retrace steps to Gorak Shep (5140m/16863ft.)
Day 11: Climb Kala Pattar (5545m/18192ft.) & continue to Pheriche
Day 12: Return to Namche Bazar (3440m/11286ft.)
Day 13: Trek retraces steps to Lukla (2840/ 9318 ft.)
Day 14: Fly back to Manthali (474m/1555ft.), drive to Kathmandu
(KTM) (1350m/4429 ft.)
Day 15: Final Departure from Kathmandu (1350m/4429ft.)

Trek Duration:

Standard itinerary – 15 days. Can be shortened or extended depending on time and fitness.

Supplementary Time:

The flight from Kathmandu to Lukla significantly reduces the journey time compared to the trek via Jiri (which we also offer). The flight is the shortest and most popular way of gaining access to the region but the mountain weather is notoriously unpredictable and sometimes even during the best part of the season, flights are delayed or postponed for one or more days. We can also arrange for a Helicopter charter from Kathmandu to Lukla instead but this adds significant extra cost. We highly recommend that you take potential delays into account and allow for some extra day in Kathmandu. You can use your extra time here in Nepal by doing many exciting activities like rafting, Chitwan jungle safari, Rock Climbing, Langtang Helicopter Tour, Mountain flights or simply enjoy the bustling
Streets of Kathmandu.

Accommodation Everest Base Camp Facts Tips

For this trip, you will be staying comfortable Accommodation in a quality3* hotel with breakfast in Kathmandu as per the itinerary [upgrade possible]. Throughout the trek you will be accommodated in lodges/teahouses with the usual basic standard you can expect in the mountains. Rooms may be twin or multi share with some basic shared toilet facilities (rooms with en-suite bathrooms are available in some of the lodges but this is rare). Hot showers are available in some places (charges apply).

Excluded excursions Everest Base Camp Facts Tips

There will be a cultural city tour in Kathmandu where you will be visit UNESCO World Heritage Sites Swayambhu Stupa (Monkey Temple), Boudha Stupa, Pashupatinath Hindu Temple in the city.


On your stay in Kathmandu, you will be given a welcome drink upon your arrival and daily breakfast will be provided to you. On the trail, meals are available in tea houses and lodges. The choice can be limited due to their remoteness. Expect simple but tasty meals – we also encourage you to opt for the local options. On top of that you may want to buy plenty of snacks before leaving Kathmandu as your body burns plenty of calories on the trail,
especially at altitude. Healthy cereal bars are a good (and not too heavy) choice.

The following meals are included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
    If you have special dietary requirements it’s a good idea to communicate it
    to the organizer when making a reservation.

Trip Booking Policy
when booking a trip with us, we kindly request you to provide;

  1. a valid passport copy
  2. a recent passport sized photo your contact details
  3. complete documents of travel and health insurance(can attach 14 days
    Before the arrival)
  4. Your Arrival Details and Departure flight Details(can attach 14 days before the arrival)
  5. An advance payment of 30% of total trip cost must be deposited at the time of booking the trip to uphold the reservation and cover any initial Expenses.
  6. The due amount of the trip must be cleared 14 days before the arrival.

Note: All the extra charges incurred during the transfer of your money will be bear by

What you received after advance deposited

  • Trip Booking Confirmation Letter
  • Invoice

Why Book With GTT?

  • Provide Best Valued Services
  • Local & Authentic Himalayan People
  • Zero Compromise on quality and service delivery
  • The team of Cultural & Sherpa People
  • Well experienced and professional support staff
  • Support and implement eco-friendly trip packages
  • Prepare customized trips
  • Better satisfaction to the individual in small groups

Trip Related Information Everest Base Camp Facts Tips

Trekking Day

The day starts with a comfortable breakfast at the teahouse after getting the baggage ready (as porters often set off early). We tend to set-off just in time to enjoy the morning sun. At noon we stop for a lunch break and relax a bit before the final bit of trekking for the day. The afternoon sections tend to be shorter and we aim to arrive at the destination by 3pm. This leaves some time for local explorations or simply a game of cards at the lodge. Dinner is generally around 6.30PM at the lodge.

Trekking Guides

The trekking guide is in charge of the trek and responsible for looking after you. You can address the guide regarding all problems, concerns and questions. All our guides are professionally trained and will be happy to answer any questions or deal with any issues. Communication is usually not an issue but remember they are local guides and their English proficiency can sometimes be limited outside of trek-related topics.

Your luggage

Your daypack should contain everything you need during the day but keep it as light as possible. Examples: water, some warm clothing, your camera, sunscreen, etc. Note that luggage you hand the porters might not be available to you during the day as they sometimes set their own pace.

Money and Tipping

It is best to bring a mixture of cash and traveler’s checks in a major currency [some currencies are not convertible to NPR]. USD, GBP, CAD, EUR, and AUD are generally fine. Ensure you have also small denominations. As a guideline for baseline spending money we suggest USD 10 – 15 per meal in Kathmandu (if you drink or smoke or plan some major shopping this could be higher). You should exchange enough money into Nepalese Rupees to last the entire time of your trek BEFORE leaving Kathmandu. There are no exchange facilities in the villages along the trail but plenty of money changers in KTM. Tipping is, of course, voluntary but tips are not included in the trip price.


While you do trips through Glance Tours and Treks -Nepal, you must submit copy of your insurance certificate and it is excluded in the trip price. Your insurance policy must coverage trekking activities coverage terms and condition, accidents, medical expenses, emergency evacuation including helicopter rescue and then personal liability. At the time of you do Insurance you should read the policy carefully whether your requirements are included or not. Himalayan Sherpa also advocated your Insurance policy coverage cancellation curtailment, loss of luggage and personal effects. If you have must proof of the Insurance receipt, you will do initiative otherwise you can’t get any compensation. Make sure the insurance is valid at an altitude of >5000m.

Preparation and Health Issues

Trekking in the Himalayas, especially at altitude, is more challenging than some leisurely walking at home. Keep in mind: Altitude and affects everyone differently. Regardless of age or fitness, some preparation before you arrive is essential. We suggest some regular exercise. Feel free to contact us if you need some specific advice of how to prepare. There are no specific health requirements but as this trek reaches altitudes above 5000m, you should be generally healthy. While serious problems are rare, it makes sense to come prepared. Please consult your doctor and check your national health authority for up-to-date information regarding vaccinations, high altitude medication and medications for any .

Fore seeable illnesses whilst trekking in Nepal – especially considering the remoteness of some parts of the trek. Be aware that some drugs have side effects at altitude. Please discuss this carefully with your doctor. There is a small health post for emergency treatment with limited equipment in Jomsom but close-by treatment options are often very limited or completely absent. In a serious emergency, helicopter evacuation might be the only possibility. A personal First Aid kit and sufficient quantities of any personal medical requirements (including a spare pair of glasses) are highly recommended.

Altitude Issues Everest Base Camp Facts Tips

AMS (acute mountain sickness) is a serious condition. It can affect anyone, regardless of age, fitness or previous experience. It usually occurs above 3000m and the probability of symptoms and their severity increases with altitude. It can present with a variety of symptoms caused by the body’s incomplete adjustment to altitude. Symptoms can include headaches, sleeplessness, dizziness, nausea, breathing difficulties and swelling of extremities and tissue. If two or more symptoms occur, an immediate descend might be required. A quick descend (of about 300m vertical distance) typically resolves the issues. The body can then complete the acclimatization. Although our routes are carefully planned following international guidelines, you may experience some effects of the altitude; particularly in the beginning and at higher altitudes. Breathlessness and mild headaches are not uncommon and generally decrease as your body adjusts. Maintaining adequate fluid intake is essential. You guide will encourage you to drink plenty of tea and water. Please refrain from drinking alcohol during any acclimatization phase as it can amplify the problem. Please advise your guide if you feel more severe symptoms and inform the guide about any medication you are taking.

Climate and Temperature

At lower altitudes the climate is generally warm and mild. Above 3500m, the temperature can fluctuate a lot during the day but nights are often cold (below freezing). Above 4,100m a colder climate prevails comparable to the higher elevations of the Alps. The weather can fluctuate strongly and unexpectedly. Always be prepared for a change in conditions and note that if severe or dangerous weather conditions occur your guide’s decision on any course of action is final.

Nepal Visas

You need visa for Nepal, which can be obtained in advance or on entry. If you wish to apply before departure the current visa cost is £20 for a 15 day visa and £35 for a 30 day visa for UK passport holders. The current cost of a visa on arrival is US$25 for 15 days, US$40 for 30 days or if extending your stay $100 for 90 days. All are multiple entries. The visa on arrival fee can be paid for in cash in US Dollars,

Pounds Sterling or Euros. You will also need a passport photo. Application forms are available in the immigration hall (or for electronic passports there are visa registration machines which, after inserting your passport, automatically fill out a form for you). You must firstly join the queue to pay the visa fee, and then go to the relevant immigration desk to obtain your 15, 30 or 90 day visa stamp. There can be long queues for visas on arrival.

Trekking Equipment

Have a kindly bring following stated equipment for the camping/tented trek. The equipment you can buy in Kathmandu with different quality in good price.


large duffel bag: The Luggage is for to carry all your personal gear on the trekking and this duffel bag company will provide you. As well as you can also bring backpack with 65-70L in the place of the duffel bag too.

Head and Face Gear:

  • Sunhat
  • Sunglasses
  • Warm hat
  • Sunscreen with a very high SPF factor
  • Lip balm with a high SPF factor
  • An emergency light


  • Lightweight gloves
  • Inner Clothing:
  • T-shirts
  • Thermal underwear- Top and bottom. Synthetic is best
  • Underwear
  • 2 shorts
  • 2 Trousers- (comfortable) One thin, one thick and warm

Outer Clothing:

  • Down Jacket
  • Fleece Jacket (or a windproof jacket)
  • Waterproof jacket with a hood (or a poncho)
  • Waterproof pants
  • 2 pairs of gloves/mittens (1 thin and 1 thick)
  • 1 sweater to be worn under the fleece jacket


  • Light weight walking boots
  • Spare laces
  • 2 pairs of thick woollen socks
  • 2 pairs of thin socks to be worn under the woollen socks
  • One pc of sandal

Drinking Equipment:

  • Water Bottle
  • Purification equipment iodine or purification tablets is highly recommended

Sleeping and Carrying Equipment:

  • 20-30 litter daypack
  • Water Proof Bag-A water proof bag to cover the rucksack
  • Sleeping Bag- Please brings a bag that can resist temperatures as low
  • as -15 degrees Celsius.

Personal Medical Kit:

  • Bandage for sprains
  • Plasters/Band-Aids
  • Iodine or water filters
  • Moleskin/Second skin – for blisters
  • Antiseptic ointment for cuts
  • Anti-bacterial throat lozenges (with antiseptic)
  • Aspirin/paracetamol – general painkiller
  • Oral rehydration salts
  • Broad-spectrum antibiotic (norfloxacin or ciprofloxin)
  • Anti-diarrhea medication (antibiotic)
  • Diarrhea stopper (Imodium – optional)
  • Diamox (altitude sickness – can be bought in Kathmandu)
  • Sterile Syringe set (anti-AIDS precaution)


  • Binoculars
  • Reading book
  • Journal & Pens
  • Travel game i.e. chess, backgammon, scrabble


  • 1 medium sized quick drying towel
  • Toothbrush/paste (preferably biodegradable)
  • Multipurpose soap (preferably biodegradable)
  • Deodorant
  • Nail clippers
  • Face and body moisturize
  • Feminine hygiene products
  • Small mirror

Have a Happy Trek!!!…

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