Everest Base Camp – Group 2

15 DAYS
Availability : 21 March - 06 April '25
Malta
Kathmandu International Airport (KTM)
Min Age : 18+
Max People : 17

Everest Base Camp – Group 2

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  • 15 Days
  • Everest Base Camp Trek
  • Max People : 17

Tour Details

Arrival Airport

Kathmandu International Airport – KTM

Dates

21 March – 06 April, 2025

Price Includes

Globaltravelbook is a licensed travel agency in Malta and is covered by the Insolvency Fund – meaning that in the scenario the agency (local or foreign) is unable to provide the promised service, you, the customer is guaranteed your money back. 

Highlights

  • Experience the world’s most iconic trek, Everest Base Camp (EBC)
  • Trek under the shadows of the highest mountains on Earth

  • Max Altitude is 5,643m at Kala Patthar

  • Unforgettable flight from Kathmandu to the airstrip of Lukla

  • Encounter the day-to-day lifestyle of the Sherpa tribes and their practices of Tibetan Buddhism

  • Excellent choice for travelers who are keen to experience the Himalayas most authentically

Tour Details

The world’s most iconic trek, Everest Base Camp (EBC) is a trekking adventure in the shadows of the world’s highest mountain, Mt. Everest. It is undoubtedly one of the best walks on Earth. Our trekking adventure extends for 15 days and is an excellent choice for travelers and adventurers who are keen to experience the unique Himalayas for an adventure of a lifetime. The itinerary allows for a comfortable time window to acclimatize safely. Our goal is to help you reach EBC safely and have an unforgettable mountain expedition that you will cherish for a lifetime. 

The journey to EBC begins with one of the most unforgettable flights from Kathmandu to the airstrip of Lukla (included in your package price). You’ll walk through several Sherpa settlements, including Namche, Tengboche, Dingboche, and Gorak Shep, before reaching the base of the world’s highest mountain. The entire trail of the EBC Trek is adorned with breathtaking sceneries, ancient monasteries, prosperous villages, chortens, prayer flags, and mani walls.

Along the way, you’ll get to marvel at some of the world’s highest massifs, including Mt. Everest, Lhotse, Ama Dablam, Thamserku, Cho Oyu, Pumori, Nuptse, and Makalu. Not only that, but this trek combines the glorious glimpses of the Himalayas with the iconic culture of the Sherpas. You’ll also get to witness their rustic lifestyle and a taste of their famed hospitality.

In the villages of the Everest region, you will encounter the day-to-day lifestyle of the Sherpa tribes and their practices of Tibetan Buddhism. The trek also combines the spiritual experience as you will be visiting the ancient monasteries of Khumjung and Tengboche.

Moreover, this trek also takes you to the world’s most famous viewpoint, Kala Patthar. At an elevation of 5,643 meters, Kala Patthar is the highest landmark of the trek. From the summit, you get to relish a 360-degree panorama of the mountains, including Mt. Everest, Pumori, Lingtren, Nuptse, and Changtse. Also, you will get the opportunity to witness the most epic sunrise of your lifetime emerging over the high Himalayas.

More exciting, day-by-day information is available below in the Itinerary section.

  • Experienced Expedition Leader
  • Qualified, experienced English- speaking mountain guides and all permits
  • All accommodation for 16 nights in hotels or lodges + breakfast daily (4 nights in Kathmandu hotel, 12 nights mountain refuge during the trek)
  • Comfortable, excellent quality Western-style accommodation in Kathmandu
  • Full board (breakfast, lunch, dinner) during the 12 day trek, including tea / coffee. Water is free.
  • Celebration dinner in Kathmandu
  • Internal flights Kathmandu > Lukla - Lukla > Kathmandu (worth €300)
  • All trekking permits and fees to enter Everest National Park (worth €70)
  • Private Transfers to / from airport
  • One full day sightseeing in Kathmandu with Tour Guide
  • First Aid Kit, Duffel bags Trekking Map, Completion Certificate

Price Excludes

  • International flights to Kathmandu
  • Compulsory Travel Insurances + evacuation in case of emergency
  • Optional porters to carry all personal gear / equipment (+10eu per day)
  • Entry Visa to enter Nepal (Visa on arrival for EU citizens costs $50)
  • Beers, sodas, internet, laundry, hot showers etc
  • Some meals and drinks in Kathmandu
  • Kathmandu sightseeing entry fees (approx 15eu)
  • Mountain gear
  • Tips for guides and porters
  • Optional Excursions & private expenses

Complimentaries

  • Training Plan to get you in shape & Team T-Shirt
  • Celebration dinner after the climb
  • Everest Base Camp Completion Certificate
  • Click here for packing List

Itinerary

Day 1Arrival in Kathmandu. Meet at Airport and Transfer to Hotel

Welcome to Kathmandu. Once your international flight lands at the Tribhuvan International Airport, an official representative will greet you outside the arrival gate. We will be transferred to our hotel in Kathmandu and help you through the check-in formalities. 

In the evening, we’ll have a full briefing with our trekking guide at the hotel. The guide will provide all infos regarding Everest Base Camp Trek. If you would like to buy or rent any gear for the trek, this can be managed in local shops in nearby Thamel. You need to sort your bags, see which stuff to bring with you to the trek / which stuff to leave behind at the hotel.

Airport Transfers INCLUDED.

Day 2Morning Flight to Lukla (2,840m) and Trek to Phakding (2,610m) - 4 hours

Early in the morning, you’ll catch a domestic flight from Kathmandu to Tenzing Hillary Airport at Lukla. The tiny airstrip of Lukla is considered one of the most extreme airports in the world. The 40-minute flight will truly be a lifetime experience. You can peek out of the window to marvel at the marvelous scenery of high hills and snow-capped mountains.

Once you reach Lukla, you will get to meet the local staff and porters. You’ll begin the trek on a relatively easy trail towards Cheplung village. From the village, you’ll see the first sight of the mountain with the distant view of Mt. Khumbila. You’ll continue the gradual walk on the bank of Dudh Koshi River until you reach the village of Phakding.

Transfers and Internal Flight + Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner INCLUDED.

Day 3Trek from Phakding to Namche Bazaar (3,440m) - 6 hours

Along the route, you’ll walk past several Sherpa villages, including Benkar and Chumoa, and cross a couple of suspension bridges to reach the entrance gate of Sagarmatha National Park at Monjo. After entering the national park, the trail heads uphill towards the village of Jorsalle. You’ll continue walking as the first glimpse of Kusum Kanguru, Thamserku, Everest, and Nuptse unfolds on the backdrop.The trail further leads to a steep climb from Jorsalle to reach the colorful village of Namche Bazaar. Namche Bazaar is surrounded by colorful markets, trekking shops, fancy restaurants, cafes, and local shops. It is regarded as the Sherpa Capital, and you’ll get to enjoy the close-up view of Kongde-Ri and Thamserku.

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner INCLUDED.

Day 4Acclimatization Day at Namche Bazaar (3,440m)

You’ll have a much-needed acclimatization day at Namche Bazaar. It is significant to have a leisure day to acclimatize with the increasing elevation and minimize the possibilities of altitude sickness. On this day, you’ll hike to the beautiful village of Khumjung to keep your feet moving. You’ll get to visit the ancient monastery of the village and a local school built by Sir Edmund Hillary. On the way back, you’ll be visiting the Everest View Hotel, one of the highest luxurious hotels in the world. From here, you can relish the panoramic views of Everest, Ama Dablam, Thamserku, Nuptse, Lhotse, Kangtega, Taboche, and Kwangde.

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner INCLUDED.

Day 5Trek from Namche Bazaar to Tengboche (3,860m) - 5 hours

After the acclimatisation day, you’ll continue the trek on a relatively pleasant trail through the dense forest. With the marvellous view of mountains on the backdrop, you’ll traverse through the hillside above the Dudh Koshi River towards Phungithanga. Tengboche is a small village scattered in a grassy saddle under the shades of a crescent-shaped ridge. It is home to Khumbu’s largest Buddhist monastery. From the outside of the monastery, you get to enjoy the spectacular view of the surrounding mountains, including Ama Dablam, Everest, Nuptse, Lhotse, and others.

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner INCLUDED.

Day 6Trek from Tengboche to Dingboche (4,410m) - 5 hours

After breakfast, you will head northwards from Tengboche and cross the small suspension bridge over the Dudh Koshi River. You’ll continue the walk on a narrow path towards Orsho and take the lower route towards the western bank of Imja Khola. The trail is mostly surrounded by rhododendron, birch and conifer trees. Furthermore, you’ll walk past several small villages, mani walls, and well-decorated chortens before reaching the overnight destination at Dingboche.At an elevation of 4,410 meters, Dingboche is the highest Sherpa settlement in the entire Khumbu region. The village is enclosed by stone walls to protect the crop fields. From Dingboche, the view of Ama Dablam is just a stone-throw away.

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner INCLUDED.

Day 7Acclimatisation Day at Dingboche (4,410m)

To cope with the high elevation and thin air, you’ll have another important acclimatization day at Dingboche. To keep up with the momentum, you’ll be going for a short hike to a nearby hill from the village. You’ll be going for a 400-meter climb to Nangkartshang Peak located towards the northern ridge of the village. It takes around two hours of steep ascent from the heart of Dingboche to reach the summit of the Nangkartshang Peak. At 5,083 meters, the summit of this peak offers magnificent views of Ama Dablam, Makalu, Lhotse, Kantega, and Cho Oyu.

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner INCLUDED.

 

Day 8Trek from Dingboche to Lobuche (4,910m) - 4.5 hours

You’ll begin the day with a gradual climb towards the valley of Pheriche. As you continue walking along with the alpine scrub and yak pastures, you’ll reach the Trekkers Aid Post at the valley. Up above, you’ll witness the soaring sight of Ama Dablam, Taboche, and Cholatse. As you walk further ahead from Pheriche, the trail becomes more strenuous with steep climbs over the moraine of Khumbu Glacier. Upon climbing the ridge, you’ll arrive at Thukla Pass decorated with prayer flags and stone shrines in the name of climbers who lost their lives in the mountain.

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner INCLUDED.

Day 9Trek from Lobuche to Gorak Shep + Excursion to EBC (5,364m) - 7 hours

Remarkable day on the Everest Base Camp Trek! After breakfast, you’ll be departing from Lobuche and heading off on fairly rough and rocky terrain. The route passes through occasional ups and downs on the glacial path towards Gorak Shep. Along the way, you’ll get to enjoy the wonderful sight of Pumori, Nuptse, and other surrounding mountains. Upon arriving at Gorak Shep, you’ll drop your backpacks at the teahouse and meander through the rocky trail towards the Everest Base Camp. You’ll come across the glacial moraine and several small streams along the way. Once you reach the Everest Base Camp, you’ll have the opportunity to stand at the foothills of the world’s highest mountain. From the base camp, you’ll get a glimpse of marvelous spectacles of  Nuptse, Pumori, Khumbu Icefall, and Khumbutse. After spending some time at the base camp, you’ll make your way back to the sandy lakebed of Gorak Shep.

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner INCLUDED.

 

Day 10Hike to Kala Patthar (5,643m) and Trek to Pheriche (4,270m) - 8 hours

Today marks another highlight of the Everest Base Camp Trek. You’ll start the day early at dawn and hike uphill towards Kala Patthar, situated at an elevation of 5,643 meters. Kala Patthar is one of the most prominent viewpoints of the Everest region. Although it does not cover a considerable distance, the route to the summit of this landmark is fairly steep and rocky. Upon reaching the top of the viewpoint, you will get to witness one of the most beautiful sunrises over the Himalayas. Here, you’ll be surrounded by a 360-degree panorama of huge massifs, including Mt. Everest, Mt. Pumori, Lingtren, Khumbetse, Nuptse, Lhotse, Ama Dablam, Thamserku and so forth.

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner INCLUDED.

 

Day 11Trek from Pheriche to Tengboche (3,860m) - 5 hours

You’ll begin the trek after breakfast on a relatively easy route compared to the last few days. Although the walk is pleasant most of the day, note that you’ll need to tackle a few strenuous uphill on the way.After about five hours of gentle walk, you’ll arrive at Tengboche. From the village, you’ll get a marvelous sight of the surrounding peaks, including Ama Dablam, Everest, Nuptse, and Lhotse.

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner INCLUDED.

 

Day 12Trek from Tengboche to Namche Bazaar (3,440m) - 5 hours

You’ll follow the route that leads to Namche Bazaar and head to the Sherpa Capital for overnight stay. The route is fairly easy today and you will enjoy the majestic views of Ama Dablam and surrounding peaks all the way into Namche. You will also have time to enjoy good coffee or shopping in Namche Bazaar..

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner INCLUDED.

 

Day 13Trek from Namche Bazaar to Lukla (2,840m) - 6 hours

You start the day with a steep descent from Namche Bazaar on fairly rocky terrain. The route from the village to the bank of Dudh Koshi River is quite a challenge, especially if you’re not used to steep downhills. On the way, you cross the high suspension bridge over the river, which leads to a considerably pleasant path. In the evening, you’ll celebrate the success of the Everest Base Camp Trek with the entire team before heading back to Kathmandu.

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner INCLUDED.

 

Day 14Flight from Lukla to Kathmandu

This day is the final day of your adventure to the Everest Base Camp. After breakfast, you’ll bid farewell to the mountains and catch a flight back to Kathmandu. You also part ways with the local staff and porters in Lukla. The 40-minute flight to the capital city offers a sensational view of the Himalayas and surrounding landscape. Upon arrival, the representative of Nepal Social Trek will receive you at the domestic terminal and escort you to the hotel. You can choose to take some rest back at the hotel or take a walk around the vibrant street of Thamel and buy some souvenirs if you want. 

Breakfast and internal flight INCLUDED.

 

Day 15Kathmandu sightseeing

Kathmandu, often known as the City of Temples, has a captivating blend of Hinduism, Buddhism, and Western cultures. The valley houses some of the major heritages listed in the UNESCO World Heritage Sites. We will have a fully guided tour around Kathmandu’s most important landmarks, including Swayambunath (Monkey Temple), Boudnath, Pashupatinath (cremation temple), Patan Durbar square and Kathmandu Durbar square.

Breakfast and sightseeing tour INCLUDED. Entrance to temples is NOT included

 

Day 16International Departures

International flight departing 00.50. We will be picked up and transferred to the airport at 10.30pm.

Breakfast and airport transfers INCLUDED.

 

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the difficulty level of EBC Trek?

EBC Trek is considered a strenuous trek. However, there are no technical routes or climbs on this trek. The route to the base camp is not paved and is likely to get rough, rocky, and gravel-strewn most of the time.

Additionally, the EBC Trek is 12 days long, where you will have to walk for about 5 – 6 hours every day on average. 

How fit should I be to join the trip?

You don’t need to be a hardcore trekker or an athlete, that’s for sure. If you’re already an avid trekker, this should not be much of a challenge for you. EBC is an easy high altitude trek that requires only walking with no technical climbing. The adventure calls for 12 days with approximately 5-6hrs of walking a day. The fitter you are, the higher your chances of success. It is fair to say that before you take the EBC challenge, you are able to walk comfortably for 3-4hrs a day. Even for a first-timer, this trek is achievable if you make proper preparation prior to departure.

To make your life easier, we are offering a complimentary mountain climbing training plan to all our clients, designed by Ryan Mex.

What about training and preparation before the climb?

Whether you are an experienced trekker or a novice traveler, you must train well before heading to EBC. Since you’ll be walking through rough and rocky trails for 12 days, it is advisable to engage in cardio activities at least 2 months prior to the trek. Prepare yourself and maintain your physical fitness with activities like swimming, hiking, cycling, and running.

To make your life easier, we are offering a complimentary mountain climbing training plan to all our clients, designed by Ryan Mex.

Acclimatisation: do we need oxygen or altitude pills?

No oxygen needed, and altitude pills are not mandatory. As a rule of thumb when climbing at high altitude, acclimatization and gradual climbing are the golden rules. This minimizes the risk of altitude sickness and improves your chance of summiting. 

 Our experienced guides will be equipped with common altitude medications such as Diamox, should the need arise. 

What’s the risk of altitude sickness (AMS)?

The risk of AMS differs from person to person. Since you’ll be walking above 5000m, the risk factor will be present. However, our EBC itinerary is thoughtfully designed with proper acclimatization days to reduce the chances of altitude sickness.

In addition to that, all our guides are certified first-aid responders who will effectively monitor you and help you, if any symptoms arise.

It is recommended to trek at a slow and steady pace, instead of rushing to reach your destination. Most importantly, stay hydrated and drink as many fluids as possible to reduce the risk of AMS.

Will it be the right season for EBC?

Mid- March to mid- May is the best time for EBC. These months are sunny most of the time which ensures mild climate and guaranteed views. Having said that, the weather in the Himalayas can be unpredictable, especially in the upper reaches of the trek. In worse scenarios, you might have to go through cold weather and snowy conditions on the higher altitudes. 

Is it possible to arrive earlier / stay longer?

Yes, ofcourse. As long as you are in Kathmandu on the trip dates, you are free to arrive / leave whenever you want. It is best to let us know your plans so we can organize transfers accordingly.

What type of insurance do I need?

Every trekker is required to make a travel insurance package which covers trekking up to 5500m, including helicopter rescue. This is an absolute must for any of our expeditions.

What kind of accommodation is available during EBC?

During the trek, you will be spending your nights at the local tea houses that offer the best facilities available. You will be accommodated in deluxe quality teahouses in every overnight stop. We strive to select the cleanest, coziest and most comfortable tea houses available, however it is worth noting that rooms are not luxurious like the hotels around the city area.

How about food and water during EBC?

You will have full board meals throughout the whole duration of the trek. Our accommodations serve both Nepali as well as western cuisines, including but not limited to pizza, burgers, vegetables, fresh fruit, pasta, salads and grains. For every meal you can select any item from the menu, including one hot drink per meal.

Safe drinking water is provided for everyone. The tea houses on the trail provide safe drinking water. But, we do not recommend you to drink the water from local streams or natural sources. Make sure to carry a water bottle and ask your guide to fill the water in the teahouse. Also, it is better to carry water purifiers and tablets to treat the water for extra safety. You can also buy bottled water at all stages along the way.

 

Will it be cold?

As we climb higher and higher, yes it gets very cold. The climb takes us from tropical climates to alpine climates, with varying temperatures between +25C and -10C. Refer to our recommended Climbing and Equipment Gear list.

What vaccinations do I need?

As per WHO suggestions, make sure you are up-to-date on all routine vaccines such as flu, tetanus, chickenpox and measles. All eligible travellers should be up to date with their COVID-19 vaccines. It is recommended to have all shots of Hep A & Hep B, rabies and typhoid.

What's the power plug in Nepal? Is there electricity in the tea houses?

In Nepal the power plug sockets are of type C. Type C is the normal ‘2 round pins’,  also known as the standard “Euro” plug.

Yes, most teahouses in the Everest region have electricity and do provide charging facilities. However, since they are solar-powered, the charging stations are available only for small electronic devices, such as mobile phones, portable chargers, cameras, and battery packs.

Bear in mind that sometimes charging facilities come at an additional cost, depending on the teahouse. It ranges from 1-5euros, increasing as you go higher during the trek.

During trekking, it is recommended to bring power bank to charge your devices.

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  • Travel and Health insurance is obligatory: All travellers must be fully insured, and purchase their own travel insurance which covers high- altitude trekking up to 5500m, including helicopter rescue. It is imperative that you provide us with a travel insurance policy that covers this trip and also that you sign our waiver form which will be sent to you by email.
  • International flights are not included. You must book your own flights and be in Kathmandu on the itinerary dates. Your flight must arrive by or before the Arrival Day, and depart no earlier then the Departure Day.
  • Our adventure trips can be physically and mentally challenging. It is your responsibility to be physically prepared and medically fit. Signing up to any of our trips and any risks involved are the sole responsibility of the individual, and organizers cannot be held responsible in any way to illness, altitude sickness, injury or trauma during the trip.
  • If a traveller for some reason cannot travel on the dates, the organiser is not responsible.
  • A medical certificate is required for our high altitude expeditions. The medical certificate or its copy must be dated within a year from the end date of the expedition, and signed by your doctor. The medical certificate must imperatively state that you are fit for strenuous activity at high altitude and there is no contraindication for participating in high altitude treks of up to 5500m.

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