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Everest Base Camp Trek

Everest Base Camp Trek

Overview

Trip Fact

Best Month:

Mar-May & Sep-Dec

Max Elevation:

5363 m

Walking hours Per Day:

5 - 8 Hours

Trip Starts/Ends:

Lukla

Trip Grade:

Moderate / Adventure

Meals:

BLD

Accommodation:

Hotel / Guest House

Group Size:

+2

Destination:

Everest Region, Nepal

Choosing the Everest Base Camp (EBC) trek is a wonderful decision because it is one of the most iconic and rewarding trekking routes in the world. It takes you through the heart of the Himalayas to the base camp of the world’s highest mountain, Mount Everest.

Everest Base Camp Trek is one of the most popular trekking routes in the world. It takes you to the base camp of Mount Everest (8848 meters or 29028 feet), the highest peak in the world, and offers spectacular views of the Himalayan landscape, including Mount Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse, Ama Dablam, and many other famous peaks.

Everest Base Camp Trekking route is situated in the Khumbu region of Nepal, in the Sagarmatha National Park.  The trek starts from Lukla, a small town and then the trek takes you through several Sherpa villages, where you can observe the local Buddhist culture, visit monasteries, and interact with the friendly Sherpa people. Trekkers will pass through forests of rhododendron and pine, suspension bridges, rocky high land terrains, moraines and beautiful landscapes.

Everest Base Camp is where the final goal of the trek is to reach Everest Base Camp, situated at an altitude of 5,363 meters (17,595 feet). While you can't climb Mount Everest without the proper permits and mountaineering experience, reaching the Everest base camp will be an incredible achievement in life and offers panoramic views of the Khumbu Glacier and surrounding peaks.

The murmur of the birds in the forest and the rivers falling from the mountains are recurrent and pleasing throughout the mountainous regions. Numerous big hills, big rocks, flora like Rhododendron, pine, and fauna like bears, snow leopard, foxes, and wolves in the yellow-green forest are the added advantages experienced during the 12 days Everest Base Camp adventure. 

Our 12-day Everest Base Camp Trek itinerary is designed to provide you with an incredible journey, from the busy city of Kathmandu to the peaceful heights of the Himalayas and back to Kathmandu. This itinerary is the best program including acclimatization days at Namche and Dingboche for all trekkers. 

Trip Highlights

  • Enjoying the views from scenic mountain flight in small aircraft
  • Travers through charming Sherpa Villages and beautiful Landscape
  • Observe the Sherpa museum and national park museum at Namche Bazaar
  • Hiking in to the Sagarmatha National Park -UNSCO world heritage site
  • Hiking up to the Base Camp of the highest mountain in the world “Mount Everest”.
  • Climb to Kalapatthar (5,545 meters) for breathtaking sunrise views of Mount Everest, Lhotse, and the surrounding peaks
  • Visit the famous Everest Base Camp, where climbers from around the world gather to prepare for their ascent of Mount Everest.
  • Observe the dramatic Khumbu Icefall from a safe distance.
  • Visit Buddhist monasteries along the trek, including Tengboche Monastery
  • Chance to interact with the Sherpa people, and gain insight into their unique culture, traditions, and way of life. 
  • Chance to observe the wildlife and birds

EBC Trekking Route 

Everest Base Camp (EBC) Trek begins from Lukla (Tenzing Hillary Airport), after a wonderful scenic mountain flight with the aerial view of the mountains of Nepal from Kathmandu.  From Lukla, the hiking starts following the Khumbu valley. You will pass charming Sherpa villages, lush forests of rhododendron and pine, waterfalls and rivers, suspension bridges to reach the Namche Bazaar for a second overnight stay.

Namche bazaar is a famous place for the first acclimatizing day for trekkers heading to Everest Base Camp and other destinations in the Khumbu region. It's also a great place for day hiking, offering several options for exploring the surrounding area for acclimatization.

After acclimatization day in Namche, the trail continues heading to Tengboche through a few Sherpa settlements and forest with descend and ascend. Tengboche Monastery is a famous and culturally significant monastery in the Everest region. 

The following morning, you will continue your journey by hiking to Dingboche through Pangboche village.  That day, you can see some wildlife and whole Himalayan ranges in the Khumbu region along the trails. Dingboche is the last people settlement of the region and best place for the next acclimatization.

After spending two nights at Dingboche, you will trek to Lobuche (4,940m/16,210 ft) through Thukla by walking alongside the Khumbu Glacier. As you move forward, you will enjoy the views of Tawache, Cholatse, Lobuche Peak, Pumori, Lingtren, Khumbutse and mount Nuptse before arriving at Lobuche.

After spending a night at Lobuche, you will head to final destinations for your journey to Everest Base Camp. That day will be a tough day due to the altitude of the terrain and rocky path but it makes exciting hiking with beautiful surrounding landscape and mountains. However, before reaching EBC, you will hike to Gorak Shep (5180 m, 16994 ft). At Gorak Shep, you will have lunch and leave your belongings and then walk alongside the Khumbu Glacier until you reach the EBC. After reaching Everest Base Camp, you will feel great achievement and back down to Gorakshep for overnight stay.

After you visit Everest Base Camp, next morning your definitive objective is to climb the Kalapathar (5545m), from there you can appreciate a noteworthy very close perspective of Mt. Everest and other mountains such as Ama Dablam, Kantega,   Nuptse, Lhotse, Pumori and more. Then the trekking continues to descend to Lukla through Pheriche, Tengboche, Namche and Phakding. Next morning you will catch the scenic mountain flight to Kathmandu. 

Everest Base Camp Trek Alternative Routes

Apart from the traditional route, alternative trails like the Gokyo Valley trek or the Three Passes trek offer unique perspectives of the region. These routes provide stunning landscapes, serene lakes, and additional cultural insights.

While the most popular and traditional route to Everest Base Camp is through Lukla in the Khumbu region, apart from Lukla, there are several alternative routes and variations that trekkers can take to reach Everest Base Camp. These alternative routes provide you with different perspectives on the region and more chances to explore the Everest region.

Jiri to Everest Base Camp Trek: This is the original route taken by Sir Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay when they made the first successful ascent of Mount Everest in 1953. The trek begins in Jiri, which is an 8 hours bus ride from Kathmandu. It involves a longer trek through picturesque villages and lush forests before joining the main Everest Base Camp trail in Lukla. It takes 6/7 extra days to reach Lukla including a bus ride from Kathmandu.

Gokyo Lakes Cho-La Pass Trek: Instead of heading directly to Everest Base Camp from Lukla, you can take an alternative route to visit the beautiful Gokyo Lakes and cross the Cho-La Pass. This trek offers stunning views of Cho-Oyu and Everest from Gokyo Ri and explores the perfect lakes and glaciers in the region.

Three Passes Trek: This Three Passes Trek is a challenging and adventurous route that takes you over three high passes from Lukla In the Everest Region: Namely Renjo La Pass, Cho La Pass and Kongma La Pass. This trek also offers magnificent views of the surrounding mountains and landscape including Mount Everest, and experience more remote areas in the region.

Arun Valley Trek: Starting from Tumlingtar, the Arun Valley Trek takes you through the remote and less-visited Arun Valley, finally joining the Everest Base Camp route in the village of Lukla. This trek provides a different perspective on the region and chance to experience a quieter and more off-the-beaten-path journey.

Phaplu to Everest Base Camp: The trekking route from Phaplu to Everest Base Camp is another alternative and less-traveled option compared to the Lukla to Everest Base Camp route. Phaplu is another entry point to the Solu Khumbu region in Nepal and is accessible by a short domestic flight from Kathmandu to Phaplu Airport or 8/9 hours bus drive. From Phaplu, starts a trek to reach Everest Base Camp, offering mixed views of the regions.

These alternative routes offer trekkers the opportunity to explore different aspects of the Everest region, experience diverse landscapes, and avoid some of the crowds on the main trail. Some of these routes are more challenging and require proper preparation and acclimatization due to the high-altitude nature of the terrain but trekkers feel great achievement of the journey. 

Important Note for the trip:

  • During your pre-trip meeting in Kathmandu, we provide you with a free T-shirt and a warm cap (beanie), as well as a refundable duffel bag for packing your trekking gear.
  • We assign one porter for every two trekkers, so the duffel bag should weigh around 10 to 12 kg, which is carried by the porter throughout the trek. Additionally, we can arrange other working team members according to your requirements.
  • For the Lukla flight, the baggage weight limit is typically a maximum of 15 kilograms (33 pounds) per person, including both carry-on and checked baggage. This allowance is usually sufficient for a 9 to 17 day trek.
  • You must have your own special daypack with a waterproof cover for carrying your daily necessities things like cash, necessary papers, a water bottle or bladder, sunglass, mobile phone, power bank, a camera, toiletries, sunscreen, lip guard, a notebook, light clothing, etc. 
  • The guide will check your trekking gear and give you suggestions on what to pack and what not to pack. Any unnecessary items (non-trekking items) can be stored at the hotel or our office in Kathmandu.
  • A down jacket and a sleeping bag are required for trekking in the Nepal Himalayas. The sleeping bag should be rated for temperatures between -10 to 20 degrees Celsius, depending on the trekking route. If you don't have either of these items, you can rent them in Kathmandu for USD 2 per day. Please note that in case of loss or damage, you will be required to pay the cost of USD 100 per item.
  • Every day, the guide will brief you about the walk, nature, food, accommodation, culture, and other aspects of the trek. It's important to listen to and follow the local rules and guidelines provided by the guide.
     

Everest Base Camp Trek Altitude Profile

Itinerary Expand All Close All

High Pass Adventure Pvt. Ltd. welcomes you to Nepal, One of the company staff will be waiting outside the baggage hall of the Tribhuwan International Airport (TIA) in Kathmandu. You have to look for the person carrying on A4 size paper with your and our company name. This person will take to you the hotel in Kathmandu from the airport. Check into the hotel, rest, freshen up, and be ready for the meeting with your programs in our trekking office.

Food
Welcome Dinner
Accomodation
Hotel
Elevation
1350

You’ll be received by our trekking guide/s at the domestic terminal of the Tribhuvan International airport by private vehicle. You’ll then depart for the Lukla flight with your guide for approximately 35 minutes wherein you can enjoy the aerial view of the mountains, hills, and splendor of Nepal. You’ll land at the Lukla airport (Tensing-Hillary airport) where you’ll receive a porter. The trek starts from Lukla and drops down to Phakding village through Lukhla village, Chheplung, Thadokosi, and Ghat. You’ll enjoy the scenic beauty of nature and learn a lot about the forests and other assets.

Food
BLD
Accomodation
Guest House
Elevation
2655

The Everest base camp trek head north from Phakding. You’ll reach Monjo, the gateway of Sagarmatha national park, mountaineering several uphill, and downhill which are filled with forests of pine and rhododendron, suspension bridges, and Sherpa village. The trail continues to Jorsalle village through the national park and Dudh-Koshi river and the journey continues until the large Dovan crosses another bridge of the Dudh-Koshi river. Then the destination sooner or later reaches the Namche Bazaar at some point and you’ll be capable of seeing the primary view of Mt. Everest and other mountains. The colossal Dudh-Koshi river, numerous uphill and downhill, forests, and other assets will make this day an exciting one.

Food
BLD
Accomodation
Guest House
Elevation
3440

The third day of the excursion is a rest day in which you’ll stay at the lovely Namche bazaar. You’ll have one day and two nights rest here and also a small hike to either Thame village or Khumjung village after breakfast in the Namche. On request, the remaining time can be consumed by touring the head office of Sagarmatha national park and museum. During this day, you’ll relish the panoramic mountain view, pine forest, Mani wall, monasteries, Sherpa villages, museums, and Namche bazaar itself.

Food
BLD
Accomodation
Guest House
Elevation
3440

After breakfast at Namche, the trail via Chhorkang continues to a memorial Chorten to Tensing Norgay from where panoramic views of different mountains like Kusum Kanguru, Thamserku, Khandega, Amadablam, Lhotse, Everest, Nuptse, and Tawaboche can be taken. Then you’ll ascend to Tengboche through Kyanjuma crossing the Phunki Thang bridge. Sights of different mountains and if favored by good fortune, deer and different varieties of birds can be observed on this day.

Food
BLD
Accomodation
Guest House
Elevation
3865

The walk to Everest base camp will continue after breakfast at Tengboche. Different monasteries can be observed on 30 min walk through green forests. Then we reach Dingboche after crossing a bridge. You’ll enjoy beautiful mountain views, fresh and relaxing air from the green forests, and delightful monasteries during the trail.

Food
BLD
Accomodation
Guest House
Elevation
4400

Acclimatization is most important because of the high elevation. You’ll get a plan from the guide for either hike to Nangkar Tsang hill for the view of Mt. Makalu (8516m), Barunche (7245 m), and other popular mountains or a full-day hike to Chukkung.

Food
BLD
Accomodation
Guest House
Elevation
4400

From Dingboche, the voyage heads to Dhukla hiking a lengthy ridge and crossing a glacial stream via Yak Kharka. You’ll be able to cherish the view of Taboche, Cholatse, Lobuche, Amadblam, and Khatega alongside the ridge. Then the trail continues to Dhukla pass where a lot of memorials of lost climbers and Sherpas are found. Then the final destination is Lobuche. If extra time remains, hiking up the ridge for a view of the Khumbu glacier can be done in any other case rest in a hotel.

Food
BLD
Accomodation
Guest House
Elevation
4900

This is an auspicious day of the tour due to the fact this day you’ll reach the main destination; the Everest base camp. The adventure of the day starts immediately after breakfast and walks to Gorakshep through the Italian pyramid side beside the Khumbu glacier and terminal moraine. There will be lunch at Gorakshep after which you’ll be capable of seeing the delightful view of Nuptse, Khumbutse, Chanhtse, Pumori, and Lingtren mountains and then the hike keeps till reaching Everest base camp. There will be sufficient time for entertainment withinside the Everest base camp, for taking photos and other enjoyments, and then the tour heads back to Gorakshep following the identical trail.

Food
BLD
Accomodation
Guest House
Elevation
5363

There will be about 2 hour hike to Kala Patthar for the best sunrise view of Everest and other mountains. A 360-degree panoramic view of the golden mountains sunrise is seen. After enjoying the view, you'll be back to Gorakshep and have breakfast after which the bags are packed, and you'll be way back the same way until Dhukla. From Dhukla trail drop down to the glacial stream and cross the stream. There are two trails to come down to Dhingbuche and Pheriche. Our guide takes you to your lower trail to Pheriche.

Food
BLD
Accomodation
Guest House
Elevation
4240

After having breakfast at Pheriche, the trail goes to Namche through Somare, Tengboche, Phungi tanga Kyanjuma. You’ll enjoy the already traveled road on this day.

Food
BLD
Accomodation
Guest House
Elevation
3440

After breakfast at Namche, walking downhill to the large bridge of Dudh Koshi river to reach Phakding, the place where the first night was spent, will be done. There will be lunch at Phakding. After lunch, you'll ascend to Lukla.

Food
BLD
Accomodation
Guest House
Elevation
2800

After the last Breakfast in Lukla of your Everest Base Camp trek, you will catch a morning flight to Kathmandu from the Lukla airport. Your trekking guide manages a private vehicle to transfer you to your hotel in Kathmandu. On that day you can explore the market in Kathmandu. We will take to you a farewell dinner in the Nepali culture kitchen.

Food
Breakfast
Accomodation
Hotel
Elevation
1350

Your trip to Nepal is coming to an end today. When it's time for your flight to depart, a member of our High Pass Adventure crew will transport you to the Kathmandu International Airport. High Pass Adventure can assist you with your next vacation and adventure activities in Nepal, Tibet, Bhutan, and India if you're seeking to take an additional trip to Nepal.

What Is Included ?

Well-experienced and genuinely knowledgeable trekking guides and the best porters of High pass adventure have been combined working to provide an excellent service in making a quality tour make a lifetime memorable experience. All our costs are net and very clear on cost includes-excludes. You can follow the following listing for more details about the costs:

  • Airport Pick up & drops, domestic / International by private vehicles 
  • 3 night's Hotel in Kathmandu (three stars)
  • Kathmandu valley sightseeing (Bhaktapur durbar square, Psupatinath Temple and boudhanath stupa)
  • Flight Fare Kathmandu –Lukla- Kathmandu (Guest and Guide)
  • 3 meals per day during the trek (Breakfast Lunch & Dinner) and one cup of tea or coffee with per meal
  • Seasonal fresh fruit after the dinner
  • Accommodation on Tea-house (twins sharing room) during the trekking
  • An experience English Speaking trained, Government license Holder Guide
  • Necessary strong Porter 1: 2 (one porter for two Guest), the porter will Carry 20KG/ 25 KG
  • All applicable taxes as per the government rules and regulations
  • Sagarmatha National Park Fees (trekking Permits)
  • Khumbu Pashang Lhamu Rural Municipality Fees (trekking permits)
  • First Aid medical kit, Oxymeter to check pulse, heart rate and oxygen saturation at higher altitude
  • Guide and porters’ salary, food, accommodation and insurance during the trek 
  • All organizational requirements
  • Usage of a down jacket, sleeping bag, duffel bag, and walking poles (if you don't have your own) will incur a $8 USD charge each for maintenance and washing, which will be returned after the trip is completed.
  • Tour Certificate, Company T-shirt, warm hat as a Souvenir
  • Farewell Dinner with Typical Nepali Restaurant

What Is Excluded?

  • Nepal visa fee and your International flights
  • Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu 
  • Extra night hotel accommodation in Kathmandu 
  • Extra trekking days other then itinerary
  • Travel insurance and Mountain rescue service (covers emergency Rescue and Evacuation)
  • Personal expenses (phone, laundry, water, bar drinks, battery recharge, extra porters, hot shower etc.)
  • Entrance fees for the Kathmandu Valley sightseeing, monasteries and museum along the trekking
  • Tips to Trekking staff (Tips is expected)
  • Any other expenses that aren’t mentioned in the section above
     

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FAQs

It means a lot to choose High Pass Adventure because of our many years of experience operating the trekking in Nepal with best service to clients. Our guides also provide the best service and they bring friendship, fun, convenience, adventure, and most importantly safety. We have clear transparency for the cost with service. We have a 99% success rate from all trips in Nepal, and many repeat clients. 

Booking and payment process for the trek is a very easy system with us. After choosing the trip, please click the booking form for the final trip booking and reserve the trip date.  The payment process requires you to deposit 15% of the full trip cost in advance by bank transfer or western union and the remaining cost you can pay after arriving in Kathmandu. 

Yes, you can easily get an arrival visa at the airport but you have to fill up the online visa form before arriving at the entry point with all your information. You have to have a valid passport for six months and need 3 / 4 PP size pictures and they accept  the following currency such as Euro, Swiss Franc, Pound Sterling, US Dollar, Australian Dollar, Canadian Dollar, Hong Kong Dollar, Singapore Dollar and Japanese Yen to pay the visa charge. The visa charge is $30 for 15 days, $50 for 30 days and $125 for 90 days.  For all information click this our website. 

After issuing the Nepal visa, you will exit the airport terminal building. There will be our staff holding your name and our company name (High Pass Adventure) display board. You can easily find him and he will welcome you. Then, he will be guiding you to bring the hotel by private vehicle and help you check in. 
If incase you don’t find him or get any difficult, you can make a call in these numbers, +9779-841142217 (Purna), +977-9841044533 (Sundar) or +977- 9851132128 (Ganesh). We can immediately help you as soon as possible. 
Please be aware of unknown people because they may offer to help you with your luggage or transportation and charge high costs. So, be careful with them and wait for our staff to pick you up. 

There are many types of hotels around Thamel in Kathmandu. We will arrange the best accommodation as per your requirements.  Or, we can suggest you with a selection of luxurious hotel options to choose from you and assist to reserve the accommodation. 
Can I choose my own departure date to Everest Base camp Trek?
Yes, you can choose your own departure date on your suitable holiday. We have also fixed the departure date to Everest Base Camp Trek but that might not match on your holiday program.  So, we help to create the best private itinerary on your own time frame.
 

There are two best seasons for trekking to Everest Base Camp. These are the autumn season (September to December) and spring season (March to May). So, the best time to go on the Everest Base Camp Trek is during the spring and autumn. These both seasons offer unbelievable chances to experience the natural beauty, cultural richness and enjoyable weather. 

Yes, you can choose your own departure date on your suitable holiday. We have also fixed the departure date to Everest Base Camp Trek but that might not match on your holiday program.  So that  we can help to create the best private itinerary on your own time frame.

The cost of the Everest Base Camp Trek depends on group size and your preference. The 14 nights 15 days trip from arrival and departure date to Everest base camp trekking package cost can range from USD 1250 to 2600. 

Yes, you can pay by either credit card or cash.  We recommend you to pay in cash for the remaining trip balance because the payment by credit card charges you 4 % extra service charge by bank. 

If you want to cancel the trip and refund the advanced fund, these policies are very clear and simple. First, you have to send us an email about trip cancellation and then we process the cancellation of your domestic flight, hotel and guide. About the refunds, 15% of the advance deposit that was your booking confirms the trip, it will be considered a cancellation fee. That’s why; you can postpone the trip to a later date or recommend to others friends or family to use this fund. 

The difficulty level of the Everest Base Camp Trek is moderate and challenging because you have to walk uphill and downhill in the higher elevation, which makes it tough to walk.  Our guide manages the tea-house for accommodation, resting place of rest, acclimatization day to manage high altitude, slow walk, and short easy steps to complete the trip without any stress. 

Everest Base Camp Trek does not require technical climbing skills so you don’t need special training.  But, we highly recommend having good physical fitness and preparation to easily complete the EBC Trek. Normal walking, day hiking, running, biking, jogging, swimming practices are beneficial in preparing for the Everest Base Camp Trek. 

Yes, you need travel insurance for Nepal trekking because it is compulsory. You have to make sure that it should cover the highest elevation of your trek for the emergency evacuation. If you need to recommend travel insurance companies, please check out the recommended list of the travel insurance companies. 

Yes, the trekking insurance of the guides and porters are necessary during the trekking in Nepal. So all staff of High Pass Adventure have life insurance for trekking in Nepal.  Furthermore, the daily wage, Meals, accommodation, insurance and required equipment cost are also included in your total cost. 

Everest Base Camp trek is very safe for the solo female traveler with the experienced trekking guide. If you will do without any guide or porter and insurance that is not safe because the Everest Base Camp Trek is still considered a challenging trek. 

Yes, you can buy or hire all the trekking gear in Kathmandu. There are many shops offering the best price of trekking gear, sell and rent. We can assist to show the best shopping center to buy the trekking and climbing gear in Thamel.  

Lukla is the gateway to the Everest Base Camp Trek. There are many options to reach Lukla such as Kathmandu – Lukla and Ramechhap – Lukla by airplane and by foot from Salleri. Flight duration is around 25-40 minutes from Kathmandu. In the busy trekking seasons, all domestic flights operate from Ramechap to Lukla. It takes 4 hours by private vehicle to Ramechhap and a 15 minutes flight to Lukla. Another option is by foot from Salleri. 7 to 10 hours drive by private vehicle to Salleri from Kathmandu and 3 days trekking to reach Lukla.

Sometimes there will be delays or cancellations to the Lukla flight due to weather conditions but we try to do our best for the flights. That’s why you have to need 2 /3 extra days for the Everest Base Camp Trek. 
If the weather condition is really bad and you have a very tight program, you can charter a helicopter to complete the trip on time. The helicopter cost is the extra from the trip cost but needs minimum 1,500 meters visibility to operate the helicopter. 

There is a limited luggage weight for the Lukla flights.  The 15 kg of the luggage weight is allowed to each passenger which also includes your hand carry bag. 

The weight limit for porters is normally set by the Government of Nepal, local authorities and trekking associations of Nepal.  Local porters can carry more than 50 kg but maximum luggage weight for the trekking porter is 30 kg during the Nepal trekking. 

The duration of the Everest Base Camp trek depends on your reference such as itinerary, trekking place, trekking route, extra days for acclimatization. Anyway, the most famous route from Kathmandu to Kathmandu takes 12 days to complete the Everest base camp. The distance is 132 km from Lukla to Lukla. 

5545 meters high is the highest point of the Everest Base Camp Trek. It is called Kalapathar, which is the best view point of many mountains including mountain Everest. 

The height of Everest Base Camp (EBC) is 5,363 meters or 17,580 feet above sea level. Everest Base Camp is the ending point of the trek and starting point for climbers to summit Mount Everest. 

No, you cannot stay overnight at Everest Base Camp because there are no lodges, only moraine and ice with some prayer flags.  You can see tented camps in the Everest base camp during the climbing period to Mount Everest.  The nearest lodge of Everest Base Camp is Gorakshep. So you have to stay at Gorak Shep for an overnight stay. From the Gorakshep, you can hike to Everest Base Camp and Kalapathar. 

Yes, all trekkers need permits to enter the Everest Region; these are Trekkers’ Information Management Systems (TIMS) fees, Khumbu Pasang Lhamu Rural Municipality fees & Sagarmatha National Park Entry fees. 

It is a pretty busy trail to the Everest Base Camp route in spring (March to May) and autumn (September to November). At that period, there will be many trekkers, porters, yaks and donkeys along the trails. 

It depends on your trekking package like you are doing through a trekking agency or individual. So, if you are trekking with a trekking agency, you do not have to carry much cash but you have to carry a lot of cash for individual trek. We advise you to carry cash approximately USD $ 25 to $35 per day. It can cover your personal expenses such as Wi-Fi, bottled water, charging mobile phones and cameras and hot showers in a few places. 

Yes, you can charge all your electronics in a lodge but you have to pay an extra cost.  Sometimes it is difficult to get a charging place and power during the busy trekking season so we recommend you to bring your power bank to charge your mobile and camera. 

The internet service is available at all tea houses along the way to Everest Base Camp but you have to pay extra fees. We advise you to not expect internet access for communication during the trek because the internet does not work fast.  There are also mobile phone network services along the way to Everest base camp but no strong network connection to the whole area to use the data. Our guide helps you to communicate with your family, friends or colleagues. 

Yes, you should bring advisable and basic medicines for the Nepal trek including Everest base camp trek because the remote of the trekking routes where there is not enough medical facilities.
If you have any allergies, it is important to ask with a healthcare or medicine specialist to consult about your detailed needs. They can advise you to take basic medicine depending on your health and trekking altitude. 
 

High Altitude Sickness is also known as Acute Mountain Sickness. It is a common anxiety during trekking to higher altitude. It is not possible to completely remove the risk of altitude sickness but you can follow these below rules for prevention.
-Drink plenty of water
-Climb slowly
-Take it easy
-Do not drink alcohol
-Eat regular meals that are high in carbohydrates
-Sleep lower elevation 
-Take a medication (Diamox or Acetazolamide) according to doctor 

Yes, you need to carry a bottle for drinking water during the Everest Base Camp Trek because either you have to buy water or refill your bottle from a natural spring or water tap. If you want to buy drinking water, the cost increases in every higher place. So the normal cost range of the one bottle water is 100 to 500 Nepali rupees per bottle. So we recommend you to use the water purification tablets or drops for drinking water during the Everest Base Camp Trek. 

Guide and porter will expect the tipping and they appreciate it after receiving it.  Porter and guides are part of the hero to successfully complete the trek and your tipping is a compulsory to appreciate their service to you. 

Traveller Useful Information

Location of Everest base camp

Everest base camp (EBC) is located in the Khumbu region, lying at the latitude of 28.0043 and longitude of 86.8557, at an altitude of 5363 meters. It is not at the summit of Mount Everest but the starting point for climbers attempting to reach the summit and the ending point for the trekkers.  It is on Mount Everest’s southern flank in Nepal. 

About Lukla Flight 

Lukla is the small Sherpa town and starting point of all trekking to Everest region as well as Everest Base Camp. There is not a connected road from Kathmandu into the Lukla. So, all trekkers and climbers who get to Lukla either fly in or trek from Phaplu or Jiri. There is a small airstrip named Tenzing Hillary Airport Lukla and there are regular flights of Tara Air, Summit Air, Sita Air from Kathmandu. 

About the weight of luggage in a plane: there is a limited luggage weight in a plane So, you have to make sure 15 kg weight includes your hand carry bag otherwise you have to pay extra for extra weight but we suggest to you, better to make less weight than 15 kg. Sometimes it can be overloaded in a plane. If you have more than 15 kg, you can fly without your baggage and a bag comes in the next flight. 

Please be responsive by taking a smaller aircraft for flight to the mountains region, where Everest Region is located.  Sometimes bad and critical weather might delay your journey to and from Kathmandu-Lukla-Kathmandu. Himalayan and Hilly Region weather can be changeable sometimes. But, we will try to make the best itinerary possible. In case a flight delay and cancellation situation arises, there you need an extra few days before and after journey from the itinerary. 

All Flights operate from Ramechhap to Lukla

Nowadays, all the Lukla flights operate from Ramechhap in main Trekking months such as April, May, October and November.  The reason is: Kathmandu airport is both International and domestic. In the main season of trekking, there will be many domestic and international flights operating which is more than capacities of Kathmandu airport.  This means there will be delays to Lukla flights due to busy air traffic. If all flights are from Ramechaap to Lukla, there will be no issue of air traffic and flight duration is also less than from Kathmandu. Ramechhap airport is 144 kilometers away from Kathmandu; it takes   3/4 hours by vehicle. From Ramechhap it is easy to get in and get out to Lukla on time for trekking in the Everest Region.

Accommodation during the EBC Trek

Due to the popularity of the Everest base camp trek, the accommodations are well managed with the availability of lots of accommodations and restaurants along the trekking trail. Therefore there will be less or no difficulty in finding the best accommodations along the Everest Base Camp route. The majority of the teahouses have the best quality service. Normally, lodges have private rooms (2 beds in one room) for customers with sharing an indoor bathroom.

Rooms typically have twin beds with clean bedding and blankets. In some places, you might find rooms with attached bathrooms, but shared bathrooms are more common. We highly recommend to trekkers that you should bring a sleeping bag for warmth and comfort especially at higher altitude. 

If you need luxury accommodations, there are some luxury lodges with luxury facilities.  Every different place has a different quality of the lodges and might become more basic as you gain altitude, so you can choose the best according to your budget.

Food during the EBC Trek

Every teahouse and lodges has a menu with nearly identical food items along the EBC trek, offering a variety of food options, including both local and international dishes. The cooks are essentially skilled, yet the meal may have a taste that differs from that of western cuisine. Because meat is scarce and not fresh in the mountains, we advise you to try vegetarian recipes.

Dal Bhat is a highly recommended meal during EBC trek because it is served with rice, lentil soup, vegetables, pickles, and Papad. They have many different dishes in the food menu like Burger, Pizza, MO Mo, Soups, potatoes items, Meat items, bakery items, fried items and many others.  

Drinks:-

During the Everest Base Camp Trek, you'll find a variety of drink options available at the tea houses lodges and tea shops along the trail. Here are some common drink choices you can expect during Everest Base Camp Trek:

Hot Drinks:

  • Tea: There are many different types of hot tea such as black tea, green tea, herbal tea, spiced tea (Nepali tea), Ginger tea, milk Tea are readily available. These hot teas provide warmth and comfort, especially in the colder altitudes.
  • Coffee:  Most of the lodges offer the coffee items but Instant coffee is normally available at tea houses during the Everest Base Camp Trek. While the quality might vary like milk and black, it's a warm and energizing option.
  • Hot Chocolate: it is a delightful treat for those seeking a sweet and warm beverage.
  •  Ginger Lemon Honey Tea: This is a popular drink for its potential health benefits and soothing properties during the high altitude trekking. 
  • Bottled Water: Bottled water also is available at teahouses for purchase. It's necessary to stay hydrated, especially at higher altitudes, to prevent altitude sickness. Purchasing bottled water becomes more expensive as you ascend to higher altitudes, it’s a good idea to use a refillable water bottle and use water purification methods when refilling from local sources.  Our team will provide guidance on the proper usage of water purification methods, ensuring your hydration needs are met responsibly and economically during the journey.

Cold Drinks

  • Soft Drinks: Must of the teahouses offer canned or bottled soft drinks like cola, Pepsi, soda, and fruit juices. Availability will be limited at higher altitudes due to the logistics of transportation.
  • Alcoholic Beverages: All teahouses offer a limited selection of alcoholic beverages like beer, rum vodka and local beverages like Tongba and Raksi. You should keep in mind that alcohol can dehydrate you and might have a more marked effect at higher altitudes.

Everest Base Camp Trek Cost

The cost of the Everest Base Camp trek is significantly dependent on several factors, including the duration of trek, the level of comfort you prefer, whether you hire a guide and/or porter, and your choice of transportation. We always provide an affordable cost with the best service to all trekkers who want to do trek with us.

Permits cost: All Trekkers need to obtain applicable permits to trek in the Everest base Camp. The main permits required are the Sagarmatha National Park Entry Permit and the Khumbu Pasang Lhamu Rural Municipality Permit. These permits cost are


  • $30 to Sagarmatha National Park entrance fees
  • $20 to Khumbu Pasang Lhamu Rural Municipality entrance fee

Domestic Flights: If you're flying from Kathmandu to Lukla or Ramechap to Lukla to begin your trek, the cost of a one-way domestic flight is generally ranges from $170 to $180 from Ramechhap and $210 to $220 USD from Kathmandu or more, depending on availability.

Guide and Porter Fees: Hiring a guide and/or porter is optional but guide and porter makes greatly improve your trekking experience. Guide and porter fees range from $20 to $40 USD per day for a guide and $18 to $25 USD per day for a porter. This cost usually includes their food, accommodation, and insurance.

Accommodation: The cost of accommodation in tea houses or lodges along the trekking route is also depending on the season and location. On average, the cost of the accommodations is around $5 to $15 USD per night for a basic room. Some lodges offer the luxury accommodations but they charge more than basic accommodations cost. That cost is combined with food, so you have to eat your meal in the same tea house. If you don’t want to eat a meal in the same teahouse, they can charge double the cost for accommodation. 

Meals: Food costs also vary, but budget around $30 to $40 USD per day for meals and drinks. The cost may be higher at higher elevations due to the logistical challenges of transportation.
Tips: It is customary to tip your guide and porter at the end of the trek. Tipping practices vary, but a common guideline is to budget around 10% to 15% of your total trekking cost for tips.

Why EBC Trek with Us?

If you are looking for an amazing trekking experience during the Everest Base Camp trek, you need to choose High Pass Adventure Trekking because there are various benefits of EBC trek with High Pass Adventure Trekking. 

We provide a lot of differences then other companies in terms of quality, convenience, friendship, and above all the safety and security of our customers.
Our extensive experience and genuine dedication to the trekking industry ensure that your holiday is well planned and executed to make the most magnificent journey of your life.

We also offer a flexible itinerary and tailor-made itinerary and affordable cost with high quality of service. Our guides are knowledgeable about region, language, the first aid kits and we recruit strong and liable porters to carry the luggage. After completing the Everest Base Camp Trek, you can feel a memorable, achievement and stress free journey in life.

Important note for the EBC Trek:

Certainly, trekking to Everest Base Camp is a challenging and rewarding adventure. So there are some important notes and considerations for anyone planning to do the EBC trek. The EBC trek involves long days of hiking at high altitudes, often with steep ascents and descents. It's essential to be in good physical fitness and pre-trek training regimen to build endurance and strength.

Acute Mountain Sickness (AMS) will be a significant concern. It's necessary to acclimatize and ascend gradually to acclimatize to higher altitudes. Prepare a comprehensive packing list, including warm clothing, a good-quality down jacket, sturdy hiking boots, rain gear, and a quality sleeping bag rated for cold temperatures.

The weather in the Everest region is changeable, even during main trekking seasons. Be prepared for cold temperatures, rain, snow, and changing conditions. Understand the procedures for emergency evacuation in case of severe AMS or other medical issues. Travel insurance that covers evacuation is highly recommended.

In case of flight delay, high altitude sickness and bad weather conditions during the Everest Base Camp Trek, we will try to make the best itinerary possible and manage all difficulties.  Our trekking staff are experienced and professional in trekking to Everest Base Camp as well as problem-solving.

Best Season for Everest Base Camp Trek

Autumn trekking season (September to December) and spring trekking season (March to May) are the best trekking seasons for the Everest region. The weather is perfectly sunny and warm with wonderful mountainous views, clean air, and no rain and snow compared with another trekking season. 

If you wish to avoid crowds and enjoy some alone time with nature and culture, you can do this trip during the winter (January and February).  The temperature during winter could be a little chilly for some trekkers but visibility is good. But there is a considerable risk to doing the Everest region trek in the winter season due to the possibility of a lot of snow.  In the summer season (June to August) it rains heavily but it is the best time for nature lovers. Therefore, the best season for trekking in the Everest region trek depends on what kind of trekker you are. 

Everest Region Trekking Difficulty 

“The most difficult roads lead to the most beautiful destinations.”

The difficulty level of the Everest Region is moderate and challenging. There is no road access and it is difficult to reach the beautiful area. The walking distances are 5 to 8 hours a day and there are many obstacles during the Everest region Trekking. Also, there are various trekking routes ranging from easy to challenging. Normally, Everest region trekking starts from Lukla (2820 m) and the highest altitude is Kalapathar (5545 m).

This destination is a bit challenging for those who do not have previous trekking experience and it entails strong physical and mental health and fitness. Everest Base Camp Trek, Gokyo Valley Trek, and Everest View Trekking routes are Moderate Level but Everest Three High Passes Trek, Climbing to Gokyo Ri, Kalathar and Nagarkhang are difficult to level treks. 

Booking for accommodations is very important for peak season as it is very crowdy during the season and it is necessary to prepare warm clothes. The monsoon is not an easy trek option here because the roads get slippery due to heavy rain. 

Overall, Tea-House, resting place, acclimatization day, slow walk, and short easy steps will be helping to you with your difficulty trekking to the Everest region 

Communication in the Everest Region

There is good mobile network service around the Everest base camp trekking area but not around Gokyo Valley and Chukkung Valley. The internet service is available in the whole of the Everest Region but teahouses and lodges provide the internet with some extra charges. In case of not have a Nepali sim card, our Nepali guide will help you contact your family and update the head office about the trek. 

Because traveling is a part of human life and tourism is as old as human civilization, we have been working to make travel more enjoyable. 

Acclimatization:

When traveling to higher elevations in the high Himalayan region, high altitude sickness is a regular problem. Although it develops fairly quickly, the symptoms can be avoided. If you have prior high-altitude trekking experience, it might be preferable, but if not, you should take precautions to avoid high-altitude sickness if you plan to walk over three thousand meters. In order to avoid altitude sickness while trekking in Nepal, you should walk carefully, drink enough water, abstain from alcohol, ascend higher, and sleep at low elevation. You should also spend two nights for every 500 meters over the elevation of 3500 meters. All of our trekking routes are adaptable and include days for acclimatization. Your health and safety come first so that you may complete the trek without incident. In case things worsen, we give you some essential medications to help with an emergency rescue. 

As a result, you must advise your Guide or Leader of your health status each day. Based on his reaction, he will decide whether or not to let you continue on your trip.

Tipping Information:

During your tour, trekking, and other activities in Nepal, the guide, porter, driver, and all other employees who work in the tourism industry expect tips. Tipping is how customers evaluate service providers, and service providers accept tips at the end of a journey. Travelers often tip 10% of their billable amount, but you can give more or less depending on the quality of the service. 

Therefore, it is crucial that the High Pass Adventure working team takes good care of you at all times while you are visiting Nepal, is inspired by exceptional service, and provides inspirational once-in-a-lifetime experiences.

 Trip Extension:

After finishing the walk, if you have extra time, you can engage in other activities or go on another quick trek in Nepal. Chitwan National Park and Bardiya National Park for jungle safari excursions are only two of our many short travel packages and adventure activities. You can go sightseeing in Pokhara, go trekking in Nagarkot or Dhampus, or go rafting for the day on the Trisuli River. 

Paragliding, kayaking, ultra light flight, bungee jumping, and mountain biking are examples of adventure sports. These are all optional add-on activities to your package that are not included in the price. If you choose to participate in these activities with us after your vacation, we will organize them at a fair price and give you a generous discount.

Trekking gear list

Before departing, you must pack your trip necessities. We hope it would be too much for you to transport from your country to another, but some of the necessary equipment may be rented or purchased in Kathmandu's Thamel area. While trekking in Nepal, this basic gear is appropriate for all seasons, though it may vary depending on the season and length of the trekking routes you choose to take.

 1) Documents: 

  • Passport and 4 passport size photos 
  • Travel insurance details (in case an emergency evacuation if needed)
  • Boarding passes for flights
  • Driver’s license (if needed)
  • Cash USD
  • Credit/Debit Card (Ensure you have $500 on your card in case an emergency helicopter evacuation is needed)

2) Sleeping

  • Sleeping bag (Comfort rating -15 Celsius recommended)
  • Sleeping bag liner (Optional)

3) Footwear

  • Trekking boots: one pair  lightweight
  • Sandals for city and tea house footwear 
  • Shoes for the plane and tea houses (Optional)
  • Gaiters for hiking in winter to the base camp
  • Thin, lightweight inner socks
  • Thick, warm wool hiking socks

4) Clothing for Body

(Please make sure that you have non-cotton clothing for trekking)

  • Base-layer t-shirts (e.g. running t-shirts)
  • Fleece/Windproof jacket
  • Waterproof jacket
  • Down jacket for warmth
  • Travel clothes and City Wear
  • Underwear
  • Base-layer trousers (optional)
  • Waterproof trousers
  • Trekking trousers
  • Trekking shorts (Optional)
  • Gloves and wool hat
  • bandanna or scarf 

5) Health Requirements (Basic First Aid Kit)

  • First-aid kit; should contain lip salve, Aspirin, Band Aids, anti-histamine, Imodium or similar tablets for mild cases of diarrhea
  • Re-hydration powder, extra prescription drugs you may be taking if any particular
  • Wet wipes for cleaning can be purchased in Kathmandu

6) Others 

  • Sunglasses and Sun cream 
  • Towel
  • Book (reading and writing materials)
  • MP-3 /Music, headphones and ear plug (who know some people on group are snoring) as optional.
  • Travel wash
  • Hand sanitizer, wet wipes
  • A day bag: 35 liters
  • A duffel or rucksack with straps to go over your back (Max 12 kg of weight for porters to carry)
  • Dry Liner or Dry Bag
  • Water bottle/thermos/ camel bag: At least 2 L. Nalgen bottles best.

7) General Toiletries

  •  Toilet papers/ tissue 
  • Contact lenses, Glasses (if needed)
  • 1 medium sized quick drying towel
  • Tooth brush/paste (preferably biodegradable)
  • Multipurpose soaps (preferably biodegradable)
  • Nail clippers
  • Face and body moisturizer
  • Feminine hygiene products
  • Small mirror
  • On Personal Hygiene
  • Wet wipes (baby wipes)
  • Anti-bacterial hand wash

8) Others (optional) 

  • Trekking Poles 
  • Large plastic bags – for keeping items dry inside your kit / duffel bag
  • Travel game i.e. chess, backgammon, and scrabble. (for luxuries) 
  • Binoculars (for luxuries)
  • Trail Map/Guide book (if you are alone)

Getting There: Nepal 

Between China's Tibet Autonomous Region and India, Nepal is a landlocked Himalayan nation. It has eight of the top ten mountains in the world, including Mount Everest. There are numerous points from China and India where one can enter Nepal by land. Tourist visas for Nepal are available on arrival at all Indian and Chinese borders if you are traveling there by land. There are numerous foreign airlines providing non stop connecting flights to Nepal if you're arriving by air. Nepal Airlines, Turkish Air, Thai Airways, Gulf Air, Qatar Air, Jet Airways, Air India, Biman Bangladesh, Lufthansa, Oman Air, Travel Dubai, Air Arabia, and Air China are a few of the well-known airlines that fly to Nepal. From China or India, one can also go overland. Please check your flight and get in touch with us before arriving in Nepal. At the airport in Nepal, you can easily obtain a on arrival visa.

Visa and passport information

Except for Indian passport holders, all foreign visitors to Nepal need a visa; however, you must have a passport with a six-month validity date in order to apply for a tourist visa. At the Tribhuvan International Airport and the Chinese-Indian border in Tibet, visas are available on arrival. To apply for a visa to enter Nepal, you must have a color photograph in PP size. Please click this link for more details about Visa Information. 

Money exchange rate and prices

If you're seeking for the best foreign exchange rates and locations in Nepal, you may easily exchange the majority of your foreign currency at a local bank or authorized money exchange facility in a well-known tourist destination. The Nepal Rastra Bank controls all exchange rates (Center Bank of Nepal). You can exchange small amounts of money at the hotel if you want to. Because our banks will not take dirty or old notes, kindly bring clean and fresh notes.

In order to avoid the time-consuming processes associated with cards and traveler's checks, Nepalese people typically prefer cash in hotels, restaurants, shopping malls, and other locations. You can use an ATM to get cash (in Nepali Rupees) if you have a credit or debit card. In the main tourist city, there are a number of ATM counters with 24-hour service. If you use a card, the maximum withdrawal amount is between 30,000 and 35,000 rupees at once, plus a processing fee of 500 rupees. 

You must convert your money in Kathmandu or Pokhara before the hike because the majority of trekking routes do not offer a facility for international currency exchange. Additionally, inquire about the amount of money required for a Himalayan trek from your trekking operator or guide.

Safety and security

When traveling in Nepal, safety and security are crucial issues to consider both on the way in and out. We are here for you at all times, and we promise to provide the greatest service to all of our cherished clients. Our guides have extensive training in the field of trekking and broad understanding of first aid items. Because it rises more than 4000 m above sea level, it is essential for hiking in Nepal. Because health is crucial, if a trekker becomes ill from the high altitude, our knowledgeable guide discusses the necessary medications and decides to continue the trek while organizing the emergency rescue.

You must be cautious when hiking trails pass one other because they are not wide enough to do so. During the busiest trekking season, there are lots of porters, yaks, mules, and Jokpe along the trail. You must stay on the safe side if you encounter them on a bridge or in a confined space because otherwise they may force you over the edge.

Safe drinking water

For a healthy body while traveling and staying hydrated, clean water is essential. It will be the most effective method of completing the Himalayan journey. If not, getting sick and having diarrhea is simple. Almost everywhere during the Nepalese tea house trip, but not during the camping trek, sells bottled water. Unfortunately, bottled water is very pricey. 

Please bring good water bottles (for boiling water) and water purification tablets or water filter bottles since plastic bottles are detrimental for the environment. Reusable water bottles are a good idea because they help keep the mountain clean. If you are concerned about finding a typical water tap to fill up your bottles in the trekking region of Nepal, they are very simple to locate. It can be found in rivers, streams, and lodges.

Travel insurance and insurance policy

Nepal hiking tours: The difficulty levels of the Himalayas range from easy to tough. As a result of the Himalayan climate changing, there is a risk of high altitude and potential mishap. 

Trekking in the Nepalese Himalayas demands practical trekking abilities at high altitudes (above 4,000 meters), so travel insurance is essential. If an accident occurs during a trip and requires medical attention or evacuation, the cost of returning to a city and receiving treatment may be significant. Therefore, you must ensure that your insurance covers the price of an air ambulance, medical care, and any risks associated with travel, such as delayed flights and lost, stolen, damaged, or missing baggage. Your complete itinerary while visiting Nepal should be covered by your insurance policy. Make sure your insurance policy covers hikes higher than 5,500 meters. If not, you will be responsible for all unforeseen costs associated with your trek through Nepal. 

All trekkers must send a copy of their certificate from their comprehensive travel insurance policy to High Pass Adventure as part of the booking process for trekking and climbing in Nepal.

High altitude sickness information

Mountain sickness is another name for high altitude sickness. You must be aware of high altitude sickness symptoms since they arise rapidly if you hike or ascend to a higher elevation. Here are some details if you're curious as to why it occurs. The air pressure is the main cause of altitude sickness. Your body needs time to adapt to the shift in air pressure when you travel to higher elevations since the air pressure decreases and there is less oxygen present. According to doctors, If you are at sea level, it begins at 8,000 feet (2400 meters).

1) Altitude Sickness Types 

There are three types of altitude sickness:

  • Acute Mountain Sickness (AMS): it is very common and symptoms feel like a tiredness, dizzy, headache, thirsty, muscle aches, nausea 
  • High Altitude Pulmonary Edema (HAPE): it is effect in the lungs, which can be very dangerous and hard to do life threatening
  • High Altitude Cerebral Edema (HACE): it is effective in the brain and most difficult to treat and you need to go to hospital attention the right way. 

2) Altitude Sickness Cause 

Following are the causes of high altitude sickness:

  • Generally living near sea level and travel to a high elevation 
  • Had the sickness before
  • Climbing quickly
  • Not being acclimatized to the altitude
  • Drinking alcohol when you ascend 
  • Medical problems of heart, nervous or lungs 

3) Altitude Sickness Symptoms

These symptoms will appear depending on your speed to climb and how hard you push. Symptoms range from normal to serious. They can affect the nervous system, lungs, muscles, and heart.

Here are symptoms of High Altitude Sickness:

  • Difficulty sleeping
  • Dizziness 
  • Fatigue
  • Headache
  • Loss of appetite
  • Nausea or vomiting
  • Rapid Pulse (Heart Rate)
  • Short breath with action
  • Blue color of skin or gray soft skin 
  • Chest tightness or blocking
  • Confusion
  • Dry cough or coughing with blood
  • Cannot walk in a straight line 

4) Altitude Sickness Prevention 

Important keys to preventing of High Altitude Sickness are:

  • Climb the mountain gradually. 
  • Stop every 2,000 feet (600 meters) of climb above 8,000 feet (2,400 meters) and one or two nights sleep there.
  • Sleep at a lower altitude when possible.
  • Make sure that you have the ability to quickly descend if needed.
  • Learn how to recognize early symptoms of mountain sickness.
  • If you plan on climbing quickly, or climbing to a high altitude, ask your provider about medicines that may help.
  • If you are at risk for a low red blood cell count (anemia), ask your provider if your planned trip is safe. Also ask if an iron supplement is right for you. Anemia lowers the amount of oxygen in your blood. This makes you more likely to have mountain sickness.

5) While climbing, you should follow these rule:

  • Drink plenty of water
  • Climb slowly.
  • Take it easy
  • Do not drink alcohol.
  • Eat regular meals that are high in carbohydrates.
  • Sleep lower elevation 
  • Take a medication (diomax) according to doctor 

Client Reviews

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United States

Everest Base Camp Trek with Ganesh

13th June, 2023

I have did the Everest Base Camp Trek with High Pass Adventure agency and my guide was Ganesh. It was the first time that i get at this altitude and my guide was very careful with me. He listen all your problem if you have it and he can adapt in function of you. We have did the Everest base camp trek in 9 days only because i'm felt good. In plus the guide and the agency are very friendly with you so it's very nice To do the trek in a good atmosphere. If you want to do one trek in Nepal i recommend this agency. I Will never forget this experience it was Perfect.

Fernanda Ribeiro

Fernanda Ribeiro

Brazil

Great Knowledgeable Guide

13th June, 2023

In 2014 Purna was our guide to the Everest Base Camp. Purna has great knowledge about the area and we felt very safe during the trekking. He provided excellent support before the trek in Kathmandu, checking if we had everything we needed and also helped us hiring the necessary equipment.

Wei leng

Wei leng

Australia

Unforgettable trek in Everest Base Camp

13th June, 2023

High Pass Adventure Is the Great trekking company in Nepal. I booked with them Everest base camp trek and did this trek 3rd march to 15th march 2017. guide was very experienced and professional, yet is like a big brother taking good care of us throughout the whole trek. I fully recommended to this company and his team.

Fernanda Ribeiro

Fernanda Ribeiro

Brazil

Great Knowledgeable Guide!!!

16th July, 2023

In 2014, Purna was our guide to the Everest Base Camp. Purna had great knowledge about the area and we felt very safe during the trekking. He provided excellent support before the trek in Kathmandu, checking if we had everything we needed and also helped us hire the necessary equipment. During the trek Purna constantly checked our health to make sure we were able to arrive safely at the base camp. He also speaks good English, so we didn't have communication problems during the Everest Base Camp Trekking. Our vacation went really well and without any troubles. Purna is very friendly and we felt like we were trekking with a good friend. 

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