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Everest Base Camp Trek

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Facts of the Trip

Highest access: 5545m

Duration: 17 Days

Location: Everest Region

Grade: Moderate + fairly Strenuous

Himalayan sights: Mt. Everest, Amadablam, Lhotse, Nuptse, Pumori and more

Accommodation: Tourist star to five star as request

Transportation: By Tourist Vehicle/ Flight

Group Size: 01-12 persons per Group if more we splits group.

Best season: Autumn(Sep-Dec) & Spring(Feb-May)

Major Activity: Trekking/Hiking

Include Activity: Sights trip of Kathmandu

Country: Nepal

Airport: Kathmandu (TIA)

Departure From: Kathmandu (TIA)

Meals: During The Trek (B,L,D) , B/B plan in Kathmandu and Pokhara

Culture: Gurung, Tamang

Mode of Travel: Tea House

Everest Base Camp trek is the best known and most trekked of the classic Himalayan treks. Khumbu region is the home of Mount Everest, the world’s highest mountain with an elevation of 8,848m as well as several other giants. As you trek towards your ultimate goals the Everest Base Camp and Kala Patthar you'll see vistas of these mighty peaks. Everest is one of the world’s most overwhelming sights and Everest Base Camp Trekking the Ideal trekking adventure. Since Sir Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay Sherpa concurred the summit in 1953, many climbers have reached the summit of `The roof of the world'and countless of trekkers have approached the Everest Base Camp, to wonder at this achievement, making it one of the most popular trekking destinations in the world today.As result, Everest Base Camp Trekking become the best know and aspired worlds’ treks and a heavy traffic route of Trekking in Nepal.

The Everest Base Camp Trek adventure begins with the representative of Snowy Horizon assistance whenyour arrives at the Tribhuwan International airport, where we offer you a transfer to your accommodation in Kathmandu.  After exploring Kathmandu valley in one or two days you fly to Lukla from where Everest trekking holiday truly begins. The Everest Base Camp trekking route follows the course of the Dudh Koshi, the ‘River of Milk’, gradually climbing through forests of rhododendron and magnolia. The Trek is positioned in the middle of some of the most spectacular scenery to be found on the continent. The Base Camp trek starts from the Sherpa village of Lukla, the capital of the region and follows the traditional Everest expedition route through Khumbu. The route then continues along the Imja Khola River to the valley below Everest. From here the trek continues on the original route taken by the first expedition to climb Everest until reaching your final destination,the Everest Base Camp.

The Everest Base Camp Trekking trail passes through a collection of small villages, offering you anin-look into the culture of its inhabitants. Snowy Horizon representative (The Guide) will take you to the bestplaces and sites for the ultimate photographic opportunities to enable you to capture and relive your experience upon your return home. Our Everest Base Camp, itinerary is designed to allow a sufficient time to explore Kala Pattar, the primary viewing point for Everest.

Snowy Horizon the trek itinerary also includes hike to the amazing Khumbu Glacier, location of Everest Base Camp and the icefall. Most of our clients will agree that this is the highlight of their experience and an essential component to the trek. Snowy Horizon offers the trek throughout the year and ensures you the experience a life time for our mountain enthusiasts-trekkers.


  • Magnificent view of Himalayas
  • Scenic flight to Lukla
  • Explore Sherpa and Helary Museum in Namche Bazaar
  • Sandy plain of Gorakshep
  • Unforgettable view of Mt Everest
  • The broad summit of Kalapathar(5,545m)
  • Abundant flora and fauna
  • Buddhist monasteries in Tengbotche

Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu Airport and transfer to hotel (1350m)

Day 02: Fly from Kathmandu to Lukla(2840m) and to Phakding (approx 4hrs walk)

Day 03: From Phakding to Namche Bazaar(3440m approx 7hrs walk )

Day 04: Namche Bazaar rest day, for acclimatization hike to view lodge (3800m, 3 hrs walk)

Day 05: From Namche Bazaar to Tyangboche(3860m approx 5 hrs walk)

Day 06: From Tyangboche to Pheriche / dingboche (4250m approx 5 hrs walk)

Day 07: From Pheriche / dingboche to Lobuche (5018m approx 4hrs walk)

Day 08:From Lobuche to Gorakshep (5170m approx 3 hrs walk) and rest

Day 09: Gorakshep Kalapatther (5545m)and (5200m) back to Lobuche(5018)

Day 10: From Lobuche(5218)to Dingboche(4260m approx 4hrs walk)

Day 11: From Dingboche to Tengboche (3860M approx 4 hrs walk)

Day 12: From Tengboche to Namche Bazaar(3440m approx 4hrs walk)

Day 13: From Namche Bazaar to Lukla(2840m approx 7hrs walk)

Day 14: Fly from Lukla to Kathmandu Transfer to hotel

Day 15: Final departure, alternatively, join other activities.

Price for the Trip
  • The cost of the Everest Base Camp Trek depend group size, Category of the trip and your desire (budget)
  • The above itinerary is a guideline and standard pattern which we provide you. This trekking can be modified according to your time and requirements.
  • The Itinerary may be changed after understanding by both agency and client. Additional activities could be added or reduce as per client's request before confirming the trip. Price for reduced activities could be deducted and additional activities could be added as per mutual understanding.
  • The itinerary mentioned above is published from Airport to Airport services for the betterment of the client. Due to various categories Hotel facilities in the Capital City they may choice for their own and if required through us, we provide the facilities Also.
  • The cost also affect the number of guides and porters 
  • With above reason please contact us for up to date reasonable cost.

Cost Include

  • Two nights request category hotel accommodation in Kathmandu in B/B plan.
  • Pick up and drop from Kathmandu airport to airport.
  • 3 meals a day (Breakfasts, Lunch and Dinners with tea or coffee) during the trek.
  • Full board Accommodation of Lodges, Guesthouses in Twin Sharing Bases during the trek
  • Flight Ticket from Kathmandu-Lukla-Kathmandu
  • Trekking Permit (National Park entry fee)
  • TIMS card(Trekking Information Management System) Permit
  • Necessary staff during the trekking period With Experience Guide and Porter.
  • One High Altitude trekking porter may carry 25kg each. we supply 2:1 trekking porter in camping as needed.
  • Trekking porter carry all personal gear and group equipment
  • Surface transportation will be available as per itinerary.
  • An Experienced  Government license holder Trekking guide trained in wilderness first aid.
  • Facility of Food, accommodation, salary, insurance, equipment and medicine for all trekking staff.
  • Group medical supplies (First Aid medical kit will be available)
  • All necessary paper works, office Service charge and Government Taxes
  • complete pre-departure information, flight ticket reconfirmation and extend visa service(if necessary)
  • Farewell Dinner in Kathmandu before departure.
  • Snowy Horizon  Special Gifts (T-shirt, Pashmina )

Cost Exclude

  • Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu.
  • Emergency rescue evacuation if required.
  • Personal accident insurance or Helicopter rescue.
  • Airfare international flights
  • Nepal entry visa fee, Visa issuance is easy at the arrival
  • Any kind of Alcoholic, hot and cold drinks, hot shower.
  • Alcoholic beverages, Mineral water, laundry, phone calls, Internets.
  • National Park entry fee and royalty (for off the beaten Trail and wilderness area) where we need special permit.
  • All kind of Personal Expenses
  • Any others expenses which are not mentioned on Price Includes section
  • Tips, gifts, souvenirs.

Read the following information which makes you easy to book your trekking in Nepal.

How to Book a Trip?

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Terms & Conditions

Trekking is an adventure activity involving multiday walk on village trails, National Park trails and climber’s trails often on reasonably steep terrain and snow at higher altitudes often crossing high passes in the range of 5500m/18000ft.

It depends on the location and choice of trekkers. Both difficult as well as easy treks are available.

In Nepal children below 18 years of age are required to trek accompanied by their parent or guardian.

Depending on trekking area you may require a special trekking permit while other areas would require only conservation/national park entry permit and Trekking Information Management System (TIMS) Card.

In General treks vary in duration from 2 to 4 weeks;average one would trek between 4 to 6 hours per day.

On most established treks bottled water is ubiquitously availableas well as locally purified drinking water is available in many villages along the trek. Otherwise, you can use boiled water supplied by the teahouse or camping crew.

On popular trails we will stay in lodges and guest houses and the meals will be cooked for you withcontinental menu meals often available as well as soups and noodles and rice dishes; on some routes there will be a limited choice and on some more remote routes only local Nepal Dal Bhat and curry or instant noodle soups will be available.

It all depends on the area with most of the trekking routeshaving local VHF Phones; increasingly more places get mobile coverage of varied capacity; in remote communication is not available or very limited so the only option would be a satellite phone

You need comfortable trekking shoes preferably with Gore-Tex style lining for ultimate comfort and thick vibratim soles to have comfortable walk on rocky paths

At high altitude your cardio-pulmonary system is affected by low oxygen density and you can suffer from general breathing difficulties to Acute Mountain Sickness (AMS) as well as your skin is susceptible to sunburn if not protected by cloths or sunblock. The AMS is preventable through appropriate trekking pace and undertaking acclimatization.

You need to obtain travel insurance before you arrive to Kathmandu. Your insurance should cover rescue insurance and it should allow the expense of helicopter supported medevac. Nowadays such policies are readily available through many airfare booking agents. Try if you cannot find your insurance.

We ensure travel safety for all our guests’ women or men travelling with our company. Nepal is generally very safe and welcoming to foreign tourists. We have very good relationships with lodges we use and our guides aware all the time of whereabouts of every guest on the trek. Our groups are small and we ensure continues visual contact.

On the trek we provide all accommodation, food and we cover park fees, so you need to take only small amount of money to purchase water, small snack and tea outside meals, localsouvenirs, tips or donations to monasteries if you wish to donate small change. $20 per day should be sufficient to cover such expenses

Majority of trekking is done with lodge/guesthouse accommodation unless you prearranged camping based trip. There are very few trekking areas where lodge accommodation is unavailable and we will offer there a tent accommodation only.

Teahouse trekking is a trekking where your accommodation and meal are arranged in a local lodge/house with full board services.

Camping trekking is a trekking where we provideyou with tent accommodation and full board with meals to be cooked by professional trekking cook in a mobile camp equipped with akitchen and with adequate support staff of kitchen helpers, guides and porters.

It depends on trekking route and altitude; typically a trekking porter would carry load of 15kg to 25kgand camping porter would carry load up to 40kg.

In Nepal it is not customaryto tip but porters and guides would expect and appreciate a small tip. Your tip will go long way to help their families.

Trekking is for you and everyone who is patient and physically fit and enjoys outdoors.

You should have a general good level of physical fitness, general hiking experience, do not have any chronic or acute issues with your leg functions andbementally comfortable withmulti-day hikes, than you are ready for trekking.

In principle if you have trekking experience anywhere in the world and you are currently fit for trekking, there is nothing to stop you from Himalayan trekking in Nepal. You just need to increase your cardiovascular capacityto be able to cope with high elevation, where the oxygen density is much lower.

Post-monsoon period from September to December and pre-monsoon season from February to May are the best period for trekking in Nepal. In winter, December till February, at high elevation is very cold and heavy snowfalls may impede crossing of high passes but trekking in low elevations below 3000m is accessible all year round. In summer, June till August is a monsoon season and trekking is very wet, however in rain shadow areas such as Upper Mustang trekking in monsoon season is feasible and pleasant.

It all depends on the time and altitude of your trek. You may require Down Jacket, warm fleece jacket, warm thermal underwear, trekking pants and shorts, sleeping bag, trekking boots and a backpack, camera and your personal medication. Consult lists of cloth and equipment on our website as a guide and use a common sense to pack enough but not too much at the same time.

We highly recommend having a guide with you. You will travel in wilderness areas and at high elevations so from safety aspect you should not be alone. Travelling through villages there are many trails and if you took wrong path accidently it may be difficult to communicate with locals to get back on the right path or to secure food or accommodation. They will be unlikely to speak English

You will be taken immediately to the lower altitude first and will be provided first aid as the immediate treatment and then if necessary the guide will call the rescue helicopter tofly you down to Kathmandu or Pokharausing your rescue insurance.

Anywhere from 5km to 15km depending on condition of trekking trail and the altitude of the trekking route.

Client Review

Everest Base Camp Trek

Rated 5/5 based on 27 customer reviews

Irina and Laviniu

Everest base camp and Langtang Trekking: (29th April -2011)

"We liked so much Nepal, that we have been there two times (October 2010 and April-May 2011). Even if we made independent trekking in Everest and Langtang-Gosainkund areas, both times Snowy Horizon Treks helped us with a lot of formalities : plane and bus tickets, hotel reservation, private transportation, telephone cards and other very important things. We had a very good communication and understanding with Mr. Bhandari and his staff, and we are very satisfied with the services they offered to us. So we strongly recommend Snowy Horizon.

Bernadette Mary, Kate, Christ and Andrew

“Everest Base Camp & Island Peak November 23rd – Dec 13th”

I did Everest Base Camp Trek and Island Peak Climb, a 21 day trek to Everest Base Camp, elevation 17,598 feet / 5,364 meters, and a climb of Imja Tse, better known as Island Peak, elevation 20,305 feet / 6,189m.

The trek was a wonderful adventure. Each day of trekking was inspiring, being surrounded by the spectacular views, and magnificent mountain peaks.

Snowy Horizon’s Guides, Sherpa’, porters where very friendly, helpful, and knowledgeable. They helped make my trip a wonderful experience.

Snowy Horizon’s director, Mr. Bhandari, was efficient and very helpful in organizing all the details of my trip. Bhandari ensured that my trip requests where fulfilled and the trip was tailored exactly to my needs. I would highly recommend Snowy Horizon Treks & Expedition!!

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