Everest Base Camp Trek Guide

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  • Jan,03,2023
  • Binod Paneru
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The Everest Base Camp journey is sometimes referred to as an EBC trek. The Khumbu Glacier, the magnificent Imja Valley, and one of the best thrilling adventure trip in the Everest region are all included. 

Since Everest is the world's tallest peak and is sometimes referred to as the "top of the globe," trekking to its base camp is believed to be a dream destination for practically all adventure seekers on the planet. 

The Everest panorama, the base of Mount Everest, Kalapathar, the largest Buddhist monastery in Khumbu, Namche Bazaar, several high suspension bridges, clean and comfortable lodgings and fresh cuisine, friendly welcomes from locals, and numerous other eye-catching locales around the Khumbu region is the trek's spectacular attractions.The Everest base camp trek is, in general, an adventurous trek in Nepal, but if you are simply fit, have an experienced guide, follow the pre-planned itinerary, eat fresh foods, and drink enough warm water each day, those are all things that will greatly assist you in finishing the trek without facing any difficulties.

Table of Content 

  • EBC Trip package cost
  • Permits for trekking to EBC
  • EBC  Porters and guides
  •  Gear & Equipment Required for the EBC trip
  •  food while trekking to EBC
  • Accommodation During EBC trip
  • Short Itinerary & Altitude information during the EBC trip


Everest base camp trek package cost


The cost of the EBC Trekking Package will depend on the services you require as well as the calibre of the trekking company you choose to book your trek with. Hundreds of travel and trekking companies offer varying prices for the same Everest base camp trek itinerary, but the total cost of an Everest base camp trek will depend on factors including group size, food restrictions, the number of guides and porters, the number of city tours, and hotel standards.

As a result, if you are planning your trip online, it is best to review the services that are included in the package. This is because, in accordance with the policies of each trekking agency, the services are categorized on their websites; thus, you should review them before comparing prices.

The Budget Everest Base Camp Trekking has also been created by Mountain Guide Trek & Expedition according to our specific guidelines. From Kathmandu to Kathmandu, including a roundtrip flight, it takes 12 days to trip to EBC (Kathmandu-Lukla-Kathmandu).

The price of the EBC Trekking package, for instance, ranges from $1700  US for one trekker, $1500 to $1500 US for two to five trekkers, 1400 to 1400 US for six to ten trekkers, and 1300 US for ten or more trekkers. However, depending on the terms of your agreement with your travel agency, the price may vary significantly.

The Everest trekking region is a mountainous location where there are a variety of alternatives to the standard EBC trip, such as the Gokyo valley trip, which takes 10 days, the Everest base camp and Chola pass, which takes 16 days, the Three Pass Everest trekking, which takes 19 days, the Island Peak, EBC Trekking, which takes 16 days, and a few more peak-climbing expeditions in the Khumbu region. The cost of the journey also varies on how many days


Permits for trekking to EBC

All trekkers entering Everest Base Camp must have a valid trekking permit. A Sagarmatha National Park permit costs $33 US, and Gaupalika charges $20 US per person, but the total cost of an EBC Trekking Permit is $ 55 US per person. You can purchase your permit in Kathmandu or on the second day in Monjo, but you must come prepared with some cash in Nepal.

Tims is a different permit that you used to need to purchase a few years ago, but you don't need to till we get another update from the Nepali government. However, it is advised that you bring a 2 or 3 PP size photo with you just in case. You may purchase Tims in Lukla or Namche checkpoints.

To be more specific, here is the cost of an Everest trekking permit:

  • Permit for Sagarmatha National Park: $30 USD per person
  • TIMS card: US $10 (booking through an agency) $ 20 US (Buying yourself) (Buying yourself)
  • Gaupalika's local government tax is $20 per person.


Everest base camp trek Porters and guides

It will be quite helpful to have a guide or porter with you on the 12-day EBC trekking since they will make the journey much easier. If you have a knowledgeable trekking guide with you, you may reach your desired location without encountering any difficulties. A professional trekking guide will provide you with a wealth of information about the area, reserve your tea house accommodations for you, look after you, and respond quickly if you need an emergency helicopter or horse service.

Your porter will carry your luggage, making it easier for you to carry just a small daypack with your essential items like a camera, phone, battery, electrical equipment, water jackets, medicine, etc. Your trekking guide will carry his own pack and trek with you in a similar manner.

However, if you have a guide or porters with you, your great walk will be free of problems, making it less difficult and more pleasant.

A porter will cost $20 to $25 US per day, and a guide to EBC will cost between $25 and $60 US per day, depending on the size of the group and the guide's competence.


Gear and Equipment required for EBC Trek

Depending on the season and the length of your trip, you may need a variety of equipment for the EVC hike. The following are some necessities you should think about bringing:

Bring warm gear to protect yourself from the elements because the Everest region's climate can be chilly, especially at high altitudes. This includes clothing like

  • Waterproof jacket
  • Lightweight Down jacket
  • Waterproof trousers
  • Lightweight trekking trousers
  • Hiking shorts (if trekking in the summer) 
  • Thermals (top and bottom, merino ideal) 
  • Two to three trekking t-shirts/shirts
  • Fleece or a warm middle layer
  •  waterproof gloves
  • Glove liners
  • Hiking socks and lighter walking socks
  • a woolen hat
  • a sun hat
  • Sunglasses
  • Extra underwear
  • 1 pair of very well, waterproof hiking boots
  • One pair of lightweight trainers (for the camp, in the evenings) (for the camp, in the evenings)

Extra Clothes for Winter

  • Extra warm layers (add an extra warm item to all key items above)
  • Extra set of thermals (pair to walk in, pair to sleep in) 
  • Merino wool trekking socks
  • Merino glove liners
  • Gaiters

Sleeping Bag:  A decent sleeping bag is essential for keeping warm at night because temperatures at high elevations can fall below freezing. Pick a bag that is suitable for the time of year you will be trekking and that is rated for chilly weather.

First aid kit: A standard first aid pack should have supplies like bandages, analgesics, and drugs for common maladies like diarrhoea and altitude sickness. First-Aid Kit, which includes:

  • Anti-Diarrhoea Tablets (Imodium)
  • Painkillers
  • Anti-inflammatories
  • Throat Lozenges
  • Rehydration Sachets
  • Blister Plasters
  • Vaseline - to rub on feet to reduce friction
  • Diamox for altitude sickness (only after consultation with a medical professional)

Other Items 

  • Water Bottle
  • Head Lamp
  • Towel
  • Toiletries

Food while trekking to EBC

Trekking to Everest Base Camp is never easy and is always exciting. For the trek to be successfully completed, it requires average physical stamina and a solid itinerary. Food is crucial for providing energy and food during the arduous, long walk. The Everest region is home to a wide variety of tea houses and lodges that offer cozy lodging and sanitary food. At popular tourist destinations like Namche and Lukla, they even provide foreign cuisine prepared by experienced chefs. But remember to stick to the right nutrition plan when choosing food for your Everest Base Camp Trek. Try the traditional, delicious, and filling Nepali dal-bhat if you need to go a long distance after breakfast and lunch. It will keep you energized for 6-7 hours.


Food Menu During EBC Trip

Start your hike with a nutritious breakfast that has a sufficient number of carbohydrates, vitamins, protein, and other nutrients. Always eat a healthy, balanced lunch and dinner. To stay hydrated during the walk, consume lots of liquids, such as soup and water. Take in 3 to 4 liters of liquid minimum. Altitude sickness and muscular cramps are prevented. Take chocolate bars and peanut butter jam during the break for quick energy. Include fruit in your food plan. Vitamins, proteins, fiber, and minerals are present in sufficient amounts in dry foods like cashews, almonds, walnuts, raisins, etc.


Breakfast: During EBC  Trip

  • Simple toast Toast bread with eggs / Toasting bread with jam, honey, or both/  Toast toast while using cheese and butter. English Toast
  • Eggs: Plain Omelette Poached Omelette uncooked egg fried egg Omelette with cheese
  • Chapati/Pancakes:
  • Pancakes: Chocolate Pancake with Plain Chapati Normal Pancake Chapati with jam, honey, and eggs Tibetan crepes Chapati with buttered peanuts

Lunch During EBC Trip

The meal is served between 10:30 and 11:00 in the morning, with lunch serving as the main course. As you must rely on the meal until 7-8 in the evening, it must be nutritious and substantial to keep you energized throughout the day. Boiled rice (Bhat), lentils (dal), vegetables (Tarkari), and pickles make up the customary Nepali lunch (Achar). Also, "Dal, bhat power 24 hours" is a proverb. The lunch served at the EBC teahouse consists of:

  • Rice Vegetable dal bhat is the course (dal, bhat, achar, Papadum, vegetables, etc) Non-vegetarian dal bhat (veg dal bhat plus meat item) Green fried rice with eggs Blend fried rice. rice and vegetable curry chicken curry over rice dish with cheese fried With tuna fish over fried rice
  • Items with noodles: Veg Chow Mein (Fried noodles) Veggie Thukpa, Mixed Chow Mein, Chicken Chow Mein, Buff Chow Mein, and Egg Chow Mein (Boiled noodles) Chicken, egg, and buff thukpas, thukpas mixed together, sherpa stew, and garlic soup fried or steaming momos (Dumplings)
  • Veg Chicken, potato, chicken, and cheese momos Momo
  • Pasta/Macaronis: Veggie fried plain macaroni fried cheese Mix for macaroni Macaronis Pasta and an egg Pasta with tomato sauce and cheese
  • Pasta: Pasta topped with tomato sauce fettuccine with cheese fettuccine with tuna
  • Chicken-topped pizza Mixed-mushroom pizza
  • Sandwich: Panini with grilled eggs. Burger with cheese on it Sandwich with grilled tuna Panini with grilled tomatoes

Dinner During EBC Trip 

When you spend the night at a tea house, dinner is served there. Trekkers need to refuel with a filling dinner after a strenuous day of hiking in order to maintain their energy levels. Typically, hikers can find the same dishes, which are comparable to lunch, at every tea house along the way. For dinner, you can choose between the traditional Nepali dal bhat and the other foods indicated. What to eat and what to avoid while trekking to Everest Base Camp? A sufficient amount of body energy is required to trek at a higher altitude for more than 8 to 10 hours each day. For this, trekkers want wholesome, clean food as well as lots of fluids throughout the entire walk.

Accommodations during the EBC Trip

The traditional style of hiking lodging along the EBC trail is the teahouse. Most of the tea shops along the route to Everest Base Camp are constructed and run by nearby communities. Tea houses are specialized lodgings that offer the bare necessities for hikers to relax. Houses can be of varying quality.

The most typical word for a restaurant or eating establishment in Nepali is "hotel". Since the term "hotel" has already been taken, Nepalese people refer to lodgings or inns as "lodges" or "tea houses." Therefore, a hotel may offer food but not a place to sleep along Nepal's trekking paths. A lodge, however, always provides lodging.


Short Itinerary & Altitude information during the EBC trek 


Activity Total Distance (KM) Travel Distance (KM) Initial Altitude Final Altitude No of Days
Kathmandu to Lukla -    1400 m   2860m 1
Lukla -Phakding 7.5  7.5  2860 m  2610 m 1
Phakling - Namche 16.9  9.4  2610m   3440 m 2
Namche- Tenboche 26.1  9.2  3440m  3900 m 3
Tenboche- Dingboche 37  11  3900 m  4400 m 4
Dingboche- Lobuche 48  11  4400 m  5080 m 5
Lobuche- EBC  56   8  5080 m   5364 m  6
   EBC -Gorakshep   59.5  3.5  5380 m   5167 m 6
Gorakshep- Kala Patthar 61  1.5  5167m  5644 m 7
  Kala Patthar- Pheriche  71  10  5644 m  4400m   7
Phireche - Tenboche 81  10  4400m   3900 m 8
Tenboche- Namche Bazaar  92  11  3900 m  3440 m 9
Namche - Lukla 110  19  3440 m  2860 m 10
Lukla - Kathmandu      2860 m  1400 m 11


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