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  • Duration14 Days
  • Price from$1344/ person
  • Difficulty LevelModerate
  • Max Altitude5,545 M (18,192 ft)

Considered to be one of the most breathtaking and magical places on Earth, the 14 days Everest Base Camp trek continues to be a must-see destination for people from all over the world. Rugged Trails Nepal will guide your journey to see Mt. Everest, the highest point on our planet—an experience of a lifetime.
Highlights of this trek include the popular Namche Bazaar. Mostly used for altitude acclimatization, this is also a getaway for most of the treks to Base Camp and other mountain expeditions in this area. The town has a number of lodgings, internet cafes, as well as supply and gift shops catering to the needs of visitors before proceeding deeper into this remote region of the Sherpa people. The Tengboche Monastery is another popular site on our journey. Surrounded by immense mountains, this important Buddhist spiritual site for the Sherpa people gives you the chance to observe the lives of the Buddhist monks.  To make your journey simple and cheaper, there are fixed departure dates available for Mount Everest Base Camp Trekking to join with a group.

4 Benefits If you complete 14 Days Mount Everest Trek

  • Everest trekking is an incredible experience that offers many benefits. Some of these benefits include gaining a new perspective, improving physical fitness, and developing a deeper appreciation for nature.
  • One of the best things about Mount Everest trekking is that it allows you to gain a new perspective. You'll be able to see the world from a different angle and appreciate its beauty in a way you never thought possible. The trek will also help you develop a greater appreciation for nature.
  • Another great benefit of Everest trekking is that it can help improve your physical fitness. The trek is a great workout and will help to tone your muscles and improve your cardiovascular health.
  • Lastly, Mount Everest trekking is a great way to bond with friends or family. The experience will bring you closer together and create memories that will last a lifetime.

Why trek in Nepal, especially to Mount Everest Base Camp?

Trekking in Nepal is an experience like no other. Nepal is home to some of the world’s most stunning scenery, from the snow-capped Himalayas to the lush green valleys. And there’s no better way to experience it than by trekking through it. Trekking in Nepal is not only about the scenery, though. It’s also about the people. Nepal is home to some of the friendliest people in the world, and they’re always happy to share their culture with visitors.

Guided Mount Everest Trekking Package Information

Mount Everest tour packages provide an opportunity to see one of the world’s most beautiful and awe-inspiring natural wonders, Mount Everest.

Everest Base Camp is situated at an altitude of 5,364 meters (17,598 feet) and is the perfect place from which to view the world’s highest mountain. The views from here are simply breathtaking and unforgettable.

Everest tour packages usually include return flights from Kathmandu to Lukla, as well as all accommodation and meals while on the trek. We have included a qualified English-speaking guide and porter to help carry your belongings and ensure your safety while on the trek.

The trek to Everest Base Camp is not easy, but it is an incredible experience that will stay with you for a lifetime. If you are thinking of booking an Everest tour package, then here is some essential information to help you choose the right one.

Is the 14 days Everest Base Camp Trek safe for travel?

Yes, the Mount Everest Base Camp Trek is considered safe for travel. The company has a good reputation and has been in business for many years. Our crew is always there to encourage and motivate you because we know the terrain may be rather difficult. We have vaccinated every member of our team against COVID-19, and we've taken these precautions to safeguard you as well. 

  • Our guides have undergone extensive wilderness first-aid training.
  • With years of trekking expertise, trek leaders and guides are ready to assist you if you run into problems.
  • We double-check the meals and lodging while on the walk to ensure additional cleanliness.

Acclimatize for Everest Base Camp Trek Nepal

If you are planning to trek to Mount Everest Base Camp, it is important to be aware of the potential risks associated with altitude sickness. While most people will not experience any problems, it is always best to be prepared. ​​By allowing for moderate rise and allowing for time for acclimatization, we have tailored our itineraries to prevent altitude sickness. We also advise you to drink a lot of water as a precaution. However, you need not be concerned about altitude sickness, as our crew looks after your health and provides advice on safety measures. The only effective treatment for serious illness is to quickly descend. If you start to experience any symptoms of altitude sickness, it is important to descend to a lower altitude immediately. Symptoms include headaches, nausea, vomiting, dizziness, and fatigue.

There are a few things that you can do to help your body acclimate to the high altitude:

  • Drink plenty of fluids; it is important to stay hydrated when trekking at high altitudes. Make sure to drink plenty of water and avoid alcohol.
  • Eat light meals; heavy meals can be difficult to digest at high altitudes. Stick to light, easily digestible foods.
  • Avoid strenuous activity; it is important to take things slowly when trekking at high altitudes. Avoid overexerting yourself, and take rest breaks when needed.
  • Everything you need to know about Everest Base Camp Trek

What makes this tour very interesting

Mount Everest Base Camp Trek Highlights

The Mount Everest Base Camp (EBC) trek is one of the most popular treks in Nepal. The trail takes you through some of the most beautiful scenery in the world, including the world’s tallest mountain, Mt. Everest.

  • The View from Kala Patthar

One of the highlights of the Mount Everest trek is the view from Kala Patthar. Kala Patthar is a small peak that you will hike to on the final day of the trek. From the top of Kala Patthar, you will have an incredible view of Mount Everest and the surrounding mountains. It is an unforgettable experience.

  • The Sherpa Villages

Another highlight of the Everest trek is the Sherpa villages that you will hike through. The Sherpa people are the native people of the Everest region. They are known for their friendly nature and their climbing skills. You will have the opportunity to meet some of the Sherpa people and learn about their culture.

  • The Everest Base Camp

The highlight of the Mount Everest trek is, of course, the Everest Base Camp. The base camp is located at the foot of Mount Everest. It is an incredible experience to be so close to the world’s tallest mountain. You will also have the chance to see some of the other mountains in the Everest region, including Lhotse, Makalu, and Cho Oyu.

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The 14-Day Short Everest Base Camp Trek itinerary doesn't cover a cultural sightseeing tour in Kathmandu, but if you want to include a Kathmandu City Tour, then pick the 16 Days Everest Trek Itinerary. The 14 Days Everest Trek Plan covers everything during the trek, which a normal 16-Day Plan does not.  If you want to get the full details and picture of the 14-day Everest Base Camp Trek itinerary, then follow the link below.

Everest Base Camp Trek: Detailed Itinerary

  • Day: 1
    Arrive in Kathmandu.

    Upon your arrival at the Kathmandu airport, you will be greeted by a representative from Rugged Trails Nepal who will take to your hotel. Welcome drinks upon arrival at the hotel, free time until 6 pm. Evening welcome dinner in a traditional Nepali Restaurant with authentic Nepali cuisine and cultural program. Overnight in Kathmandu Hotel.

    • Hotel
    • NA
    • Dinner
    • 1300 M
    • Kathmandu
  • Day: 2
    Kathmandu - Manthali - Lukla - Phakding

    The normal plan has been changed which we used to organize from Kathmandu because now we have to wake up early morning 3 and then drive to Manthali Airport for 3-4 hrs. All the flights to Lukla will be operated from Manthali Airport. 25 minutes flight to Lukla (9,186ft). Enjoy one of the most beautiful air routes in the world on a hillside surrounded by mountainous peaks. We will meet the rest of our crew members at the Lukla airport, a gateway destination from where our trek begins. A gentle walk to Phakding village through Chaurikharkha village, Mt. Khumbila, and monastery.

    For the flight to Lukla is from Manthali Airport but once the government and Airport authorities allows from Kathmandu then the flight to Lukla will be from Kathmandu.
    • Tea House
    • 3-4 Hour Walk
    • Breakfast,Lunch,Dinner
    • 2610 M
    • Phakding
    • 8 Km
  • Day: 3
    Phakding Trek To Namche Bazaar

    This is the day that you hear the most is the trek into Namche Bazaar, walking through a beautiful pine forest Dudh Koshi River and go on passing Chumoa to Monjo, and the entrance to Everest National Park. Then after crossing a suspension bridge, we pass Jorsale village and walk alongside the Dudh Koshi and Bhote Koshi rivers. The path to Namche is very well-traveled so you'll continually come across locals, other tourists and then continue traffic of Yaks and porter. It is infamous for its long consistent steep inclines uphill brings us to the prime heartland of Sherpa village - Namche Bazaar. At one hour’s distance to reaching Namche Bazaar, we can view the sights of Mt. Everest and Mt. Lhotse. Overnight in Namche Bazaar.

    • Tea House
    • 6-7 Hour Walk
    • Breakfast,Lunch,Dinner
    • 3440 M
    • Namche Bazaar
    • 11-12 Km
  • Day: 4
    Acclimatization Day - Namche Bazaar.

    There are plenty of things to do around Namche Bazaar, we wake up to another spectacular morning and view from our room and sun rose of the breathtaking mountains. Let us make you clear something up that is a big misunderstanding about the Acclimatization day. Acclimatization day is not a rest day, it is something completely different so don’t think that after the huge climb of getting into Namche Bazaar you’ll spend today lazing around the lodges or shopping in local stores. Our team will take you to explore the real charm of Namche Bazaar. So after breakfast, we will start the gentle hike up to Everest view hotel where we can see the views of Mount Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse, Ama Dablam, Thamserku, Kongde and so on. Day hike up to 3,700 m (12,139 ft).

    • Tea House
    • 2-3 Hour Walk
    • Breakfast,Lunch,Dinner
    • 3440 M
    • Namche Bazzar
  • Day: 5
    Namche Bazaar Trek To Tengboche

    After breakfast in Namche Lodges, we set off for our next destination Tengboche. A gentle climb up to the Namche top and we will have all the pleasure en route with the majestic views of Mt. Everest, Mt. Nuptse, Mt. Lhotse, Mt. Ama Dablam and Thamserku peak. The trail is smooth with few ups and downs up to Kyangjuma. We are least bothered about the trail as the majestic views of the Himalayas make our expedition full of excitement. After Kyangjuma the trail is downhill a bit and we will cross the Dudh Kosi River and then a gentle climb up to Tengboche. Tengboche is a wonderful place to have scenic views of Mt. Everest, Mt. Nuptse and Mt. Ama Dablam. It has the biggest Buddhist monastery called Tengboche Monastery (3870m).

    • Tea House
    • 5-6 Hour Walk
    • Breakfast,Lunch,Dinner
    • 3870 M
    • Tengboche
    • 10 Km
  • Day: 6
    Tengboche Trek To Dingboche

    This is another best place to wake up early morning with the spectacular view of Mountains surrounding you. From the Monastery, you will hear the early morning chanting by the Monks which make your morning blessed and peaceful.l Along the way Mt. Amadablam will be smiling on our right side. We will pass through Imja River, chortens, stupas, small villages, tea houses and people working on their farm. Pretty much easier trail and after crossing Pheriche pass a gentle uphill which makes you feel like now you are adjusting to the altitude. Overnight at Dingboche.

    • Tea House
    • 5-6 Hour Walk
    • Breakfast,Lunch,Dinner
    • 4410 M
    • Dingboche
    • 11 Km
  • Day: 7
    Acclimatization Day - Dingboche.

    After breakfast take a short day hike up to Chhukhung (4750 M 15,580 ft), and back to Dingboche.

    • Tea House
    • 2-3 Hour Walk
    • Breakfast,Lunch,Dinner
    • 4750 M
    • Dingboche
  • Day: 8
    Dingboche Trek to Lobuche

    Today you might feel some breathing disorder while crossing the Thugla pass due to the altitude but no need to panic. From Dingboche to Thugla trails is gentle but the 1 hr Thugla pass makes you quite tired but after crossing the pass the trail is smooth. We continue our expedition until we reach Lobuche which is our destination for today. We might feel some breathing disorder due to high altitude but still, there is no need to panic. Overnight at guesthouse, inclusive of full board meals.

    • Tea House
    • 6 Hour Walk
    • Breakfast,Lunch,Dinner
    • 4940 M
    • Lobuche
    • 11-12 Km
  • Day: 9
    Lobuche - Gorak Shep 5,164 M (16,942 ft) - Everest Base Camp 5,380 M (17,600 ft) - Gorak Shep.

    The trail leads toward Gorakshep through the rocky and rugged. While walking on the way you will see the amazing views of Mt. Everest, Mt. Nuptse, Mt. Pumori and other. After reaching in Gorakshep, we will drop our bags and a short tea break and we take the trail to Everest Base Camp. Hike towards to Base Camp is strenuous due to the thin air, follow your Guide diligently. We pass through rocky dunes, moraine, and streams before reaching the Everest Base Camp. Upon reaching the Everest Base Camp, we see tents of mountaineers, we will see lot’s during the springtime. We will take the opportunity of visiting such an iconic location. After exploring Everest base camp we get back to Gorak Shep.

    • Tea House
    • 7-8 Hour Walk
    • Breakfast,Lunch,Dinner
    • 5164 M
    • Gorak shep
    • 15 Km
  • Day: 10
    Gorak Shep to Kala Patthar 5,545 M (18,192 ft) to Pheriche

    Wakeup early morning to reach on top of the last point of the trek Kala Patthar for Sunrise. Guide will give time about the wakeup time and in the morning guide will take you up to Kala Patthar. After enjoying the magnificent views from the top walk back to GorakShep for breakfast and packing. After breakfast at the teahouse we will walk same way back to Pheriche.

    • Tea House
    • 6 Hour Walk
    • Breakfast,Lunch,Dinner
    • 4371 M
    • Pheriche
    • 13 Km
  • Day: 11
    Pheriche Trek to Namche,

    It's a same way back where we had pass Tengboche Monastery, Kyangjuma.

    • Tea House
    • 7-8 Hour Walk
    • Breakfast,Lunch,Dinner
    • 3440 M
    • Namche
    • 14-15 Km
  • Day: 12
    Namche Trek to Lukla,

    Same way back passing through Jorsalley, Monjo, Phakding and Ghat. Today is the last night in Everest Region, evening dinner with the team at lukla. Enjoy the last moment with the team who helped and walked up to Everest Base Camp, before going to bed pack you bags because next morning flight will be early. 

    • Tea House
    • 7 hrs
    • Breakfast,Lunch,Dinner
    • 2,860 M
    • Lukla
    • 16 Km
  • Day: 13
    Lukla Fly to Manthali - Drive to Kathmandu.

    Transferred to the international airport on your flight schedule and if some have extra days in Nepal they will continue with other activities. If any help is needed for further plans feel free to contact the Rugged Trails Nepal team.

    Evening farewell dinner will be provided by the Rugged Trails Nepal.
    • Hotel
    • Breakfast and Dinner
    • 1300 M
    • Kathmandu
  • Day: 14
    Final Departure from Nepal.

    You will be transferred to the airport on your flight schedule or other requested trip will be arranged. 

    • NA
    • NA
    • Breakfast
    • NA
    • NA
    • NA

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What's Included

  • Full Board (Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner) in Trekking
  • Domestic airfare price: Kathmandu -Lulkla- Kathmandu as per itinerary
  • Accommodation during the trek (local lodge).
  • The government registered an English-speaking local guide.
  • Porters to carry bags (we will provide duffle bags to put your stuff for the hike in.)
  • Sagarmatha National Park fees, TIMS Card, Khumbu entrance fees, and all government taxes.
  • Accommodation in Kathmandu with breakfast.
  • Welcome and farewell dinner in the city
  • Equipment and clothing for porters & staff.
  • Insurance for all staff (includes Guide and Porter).
  • Private transportation for arrival, departure, and sightseeing.
  • First Aid Kit for Everest Base Camp Trek
  • 14 Everest base camp Trekking Map
  • Salary and allowances for all staff, including porters and guides

What’s Excluded

  • Nepal visa: Multiple Entrée (30 days): USD 40
  • Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu
  • Personal gear and clothing (available for hire)
  • Tips for guide and porters
  • Any expenses incurred in an emergency evacuation or roadblock due to any reason.
  • Table drinks, snacks while walking, and mineral water.
  • Personal Travel Insurance
  • Service other than those mentioned above
  • International airfare, airport taxes, and excess baggage charges.
  • Hot shower, battery charge (during the trek), telephone, etc.


Is Everest Base Camp Trek dangerous?

Well, this isn't a typical query, yet the majority of people believe that the trek to Everest Base Camp is risky BUT Not True!. Everest Base Camp is visited by a large number of hikers every year, ranging in age. In terms of avalanches and landslides, the journey is not very hazardous, but AMS, HAPE, and HACE are the main issues. Everything will work out fine if you adhere to the mountain restrictions and the elevation (AMS).

Are there any age restrictions for 14 Days Everest Trek?

 Our Everest Trek has no upper limit as long as participants are healthy and eager! The Everest Base Camp Trek has been taken by families with children as young as 7 years old, and our oldest hikers were in their late 73s. Families are advised to plan a private trek and a few additional days. 

I am solo female traveler, will I be safe on Everest Trek? 

We take steps to safeguard the safety of all of our trekkers, including men and women. Overall, Nepal is a highly safe country that welcomes international tourists. The lodges we frequently stay at have long-standing ties with us, and we are confident in their security and dependability. Additionally, while trekking, our guides are always aware of the whereabouts of all of the tourists. We travel in small groups so that we may more easily stay in touch. If you read reviews on TripAdvisor or Google, you'll find a lot of feedback from female solo travelers who visited Nepal alongside us.

What if I become sick or injured while trekking to Mount Everest?

Our guides are qualified and experienced in handling crises, but be assured that we take every measure to proactively protect the safety and wellbeing of our trekkers. You will be transported to Kathmandu for medical care if necessary by rescue helicopter, which will be called by our guide using the details from your trip insurance.

I am looking for 12 Days Everest Trek Itinerary

The 12-day hike to Mount Everest's Base Camp is from Kathmandu to Kathmandu. The original schedule includes two more hotel rooms in Kathmandu, however the 12 Days to the Everest itinerary excludes Kathmandu. However, the airline tickets to Lukla, the guides, and the remainder of the itinerary will be the same as what was specified in our trip plan. Trekking Agencies describe it as the fastest Mount Everest Base Camp trip, while Rugged Trails Nepal also arrange on request.

Are there accommodations for us at Everest Base Camp?

Since we are only visiting from the Gorakshep, we won't be spending the night in the Everest Base Camp. At the Base Camp, there are no hotels; instead, camps are put up for the Everest expedition. Throughout March, April, and May, hundreds more camps will be visible. It takes 3 hours to get from Gorakshep to Everest base camp.

For my trek to Everest Base Camp, should I take Diamox?

You should talk to your doctor in your home country about the benefits before you travel. Many people opt to use it as a preventative measure for altitude sickness. It is advised to take if you wish to, in which case you should take half the tablet the day before you fly to Lukla. You do experience the adverse effect of having to urinate more frequently than usual. This means that there could be a few cold midnight wake-up calls for the bathroom.

Travel insurance for 14 Days Everest Trek

Mount Everest Trek travel insurance is an insurance policy designed to protect travelers in the event of an emergency while trekking in Nepal. The policy covers medical expenses, evacuation, and repatriation costs in the event of an accident or illness. It also provides coverage for trip cancellation and interruption, lost or stolen belongings, and travel delays.

After scheduling their trek, trekking participants are kindly asked to give their complete insurance details. We will use the insurance policy and informational papers you supplied us in an emergency. We can plan an efficient rescue operation, transport for immediate medical assistance, etc. with its assistance. Please be sure that your insurance covers all expenses related to mountain rescue services.

Can beginners do 14 Days Everest Base Camp Trek?

A beginner can most certainly do an Everest base camp trek, however it is important to note that this is not a trek for beginners. It is an mederatly challenging trek that requires a high level of fitness, as well as some experience in high altitude trekking. That being said, if you are a beginner who is determined to do this trek, there are some things you can do to better your chances of success. First and foremost, it is important to get in the best shape possible before attempting the trek. This means not only working on your cardiovascular fitness, but also doing strength training to build up your leg muscles. It is also a good idea to try to get in some acclimatization hikes before the trek, if possible. This will help your body get used to the high altitude and will make the trek itself a bit easier. Finally, be sure to listen to your body and take things slowly. This is not a race, and there is no shame in taking a few extra days to complete the trek. If you take your time and are well prepared, you will be able to complete the Everest base camp trek as a beginner.

What will it cost for 14 Days Everest Base Camp Trek?

Prices for Mount Everest tour packages vary depending on the company you book with, the length of the trek, and the time of year you go. However, you can expect to pay around $1400, 1500 for a basic package. Group cost and Luxury Everest Base Camp Tour Package cost extra, get in touch with our tour expert!

Best Time Of The Year for 14 Days Mount Everest Trek

The best time of year to trek to Everest Base Camp is between April and May, or October and November. These months offer the best weather conditions, with clear skies and relatively mild temperatures.

Is it necessary for me to pack food on the Everest Trek? 

NOPE! Asian, Indian, and continental cuisine are all delicious and easily accessible. You should get used to dal bhat even though Nepalese cuisine is amazing. Bring your favorite chocolates, protein bars, and snacks.

The availability of showers on the Everest Trek worries me.

 You can indeed take a shower. Showers in Namche, Lukla, and Pangboche are typically free, depending on the lodging and amount you pay. But the cost will rise as you go higher. Don't worry; everyone on the path smells the same. Staying warm will still be the key challenge. The wait is certainly worth it after going without a hot shower for days. It ultimately feels even better as a result of it.

Communicate / WiFI during the 14 Days Everest Trek

To ensure that all of our valued customers are okay, safe, and feeling well, the Rugged Trails Team Leader will interact with them by WhatsApp, Phone, Messenger, etc. at least once every day through our trip leader. You could receive some signals when traveling, but they won't be particularly strong at high altitudes, depending on the network you choose. But in Kathmandu, it's simple to get a local SIM card.  Typically, all of the lodges and motels where you'll be staying will have Wi-Fi.

Electricity, and water on 14 Days Everest trekking

Electricity, battery recharge, and water are extremely important on the Mount Everest trekking. In all lodges, electricity is accessible (some places free) to recharge devices like cameras and phones. You may either bring boiling water with you on the walk or buy mineral water in a pack along the way. A water purifying tablet is also available to you.

Is it Possible to hike to Everest Base Camp and take a helicopter to return?

Absolutely; in fact, some individuals now use helicopters to return to Kathmandu. It is preferable to take the scenic fly if you want to return via the same traditional trek route. More info: Fly off of the Everest Base Camp Trek Helicopter tour is listed on our website. 

Useful Information

How do I prepare my body for the Mount Everest Nepal trek?

Nepal is a land of extreme terrains and altitudes, and trekking through its mountains is no easy feat. To ensure that your body is up for the challenge, it is important to do some preparation before embarking on your journey. Here are some tips on how to get your body ready for a Nepal trek:

  1. Get used to the altitude. If you live at sea level, your body will need time to adjust to the thinner air at high altitudes. A good way to prepare for this is to do some hikes or climbs in areas with similar elevation to where you'll be trekking. This will help your body acclimatize and avoid altitude sickness.
  2. Strengthen your legs. Nepal's treks will take you through some tough terrain, so make sure your legs are strong enough to handle it. Do some squats, lunges, and other leg-strengthening exercises in the months leading up to your trek.
  3. Increase your cardiovascular fitness. Nepal's treks are often long and strenuous, so it's important to have a good level of cardiovascular fitness. Do some aerobic exercises like running, cycling, or swimming to get your heart and lungs in shape.

Everest Base Camp Trek Itinerary Accommodation

One of the best things about trekking in Nepal is the variety of accommodation options available to suit all budgets. Whether you're looking for a comfortable place to rest your head after a long day on the trail, or a more basic campsite to save some money, there's something for everyone.

For those who want a little more comfort, there are a number of mid-range hotels and lodges available in the main towns and villages along the trekking routes. These usually have en-suite bathrooms and offer a more comfortable stay, although they can be more expensive than the basic options.

Finally, for those who want to really treat themselves, there are a number of luxury hotels and resorts available, particularly in the Everest region. These offer all the comforts of home, including en-suite bathrooms, room service, and a spa. However, they come at a price and are often only found in the bigger towns and villages.

Meals Provided on Everest Base Trek

One of the best things about the trek is the food. Nepal is renowned for its delicious cuisine, and on the Everest Base Camp Trek, you will get to try some of the best. Here are some of the meals you can expect to enjoy on your trek. The below advice is simply a recommendation; it doesn't always mean just these meals!

  • Dal bhat: This is a Nepali staple, and you will probably eat it every day on your trek. It is a simple dish of rice and lentils, but it is so tasty and filling.
  • Momos: These delicious Tibetan dumplings are usually stuffed with meat or vegetables, and served with a dipping sauce.
  • Thukpa: This Tibetan noodle soup is the perfect meal for a cold day on the trail. It is hearty and filling, and will warm you up from the inside out.
  • Chow mein: This is a Chinese dish of noodles and vegetables, and it is very popular in Nepal. It makes a great lunch or dinner, and is always tasty.
  • Pizza: Yes, you can get pizza on the Everest Base Camp Trek! There are a few pizzerias in the towns along the trail, and they make a great treat after a long day of hiking.
  • Pie: Apple pie is a popular dessert in Nepal, and you will often find it on the menu in the lodges along the trail. It is the perfect way to end a hearty meal.

How much stuff am I allowed to bring on the 14-day Mount Everest hike?

Your luggage can only weigh up to 11 kilograms per trip. Each porter will carry two hikers, and the total weight of their luggage shouldn't be more than 22 kg. Our porters are never overburdened. You might need to bring your own bag or knapsack, though (with valuables or anything important). Carry only what is absolutely necessary. Extra luggage may be safely left at your hotel or the Rugged Trails Nepa office.

Mount Everest Base Camp Trek Safety 

Everest trek safety is important for any hiker or mountaineer planning to trek in Nepal. Here are some tips to help you stay safe while trekking in Nepal:

  1. Choose a reputable trekking company. Make sure the company is insured and has a good safety record.
  2. Be prepared for the trek. Nepal is a mountainous country, and the weather can be unpredictable. Be sure to pack appropriate clothing and gear for the conditions.
  3. Listen to your guide. Your guide knows the area and the conditions. He or she will be able to keep you safe on the trek.
  4. Stay together as a group. If someone in your group gets lost, it will be easier to find them if you stay together.
  5. Do not trek alone. It is always safer to trek with a group.
  6. Do not trek off the beaten path. Stick to trails that are well-traveled and marked.
  7. Do not accept rides from strangers.
  8. Do not leave your belongings unguarded.

Everest Base Camp Trek Booking Guarantee

If you're looking to book an Everest trek and are worried about getting permits, don't be! We offer a 100% guarantee that you'll be able to trek with us. All you need to do is provide us with your passport information, and we'll take care of the rest.

Tipping during the Nepal Everest Trek

There is no definitive answer to how much you should tip during an Everest Trek. It really depends on your personal preferences and the relationship you have with your guide. Some people feel that it is appropriate to tip their guides at the end of the trek, while others believe that tipping should be done throughout the journey. Ultimately, it is up to you to decide how and when you want to show your appreciation for your guide's services.

Extra personal expenses on Mount Everest trekking in Nepal

In Kathmandu, all meals—aside from the welcome and farewell dinners—require payment from the customers. Similar expenses include obtaining a visa, buying trip insurance, purchasing alcoholic beverages, trekking-related munchies, hot and cold beverages, souvenirs, entrance fees to the Kathmandu monuments (if you want to visit), and tips for the crew. Bringing cash in the form of dollars to exchange for rupees is advised. The Nepali market only accepts rupees. When changing, request minimal bills that are simple to pay.

Things you Must Pack for the Everest Base Camp Trek Nepal

If you are planning on trekking to Mount Everest Base Camp, you will need to make sure that you have all of the necessary gear. Here is a packing list to help you make sure you have everything you need: For more, click on this link Trekking Equipment list for Nepal Trekking

  • A good-quality hiking backpack that is comfortable to wear
  • Hiking boots that are broken in and fit well
  • Warm socks and extra pairs in case of blisters
  • Hiking pants or shorts (depending on the weather)
  • A warm jacket
  • A rain jacket
  • A hat or bandana to keep the sun off of your face
  • Sunscreen
  • Sunglasses
  • Bug spray
  • First aid kit
  • Candy or energy bars for snacks
  • A water bottle (Camel Bag)

The best connecting flight to Nepal

If you're looking for the best connecting flight to Nepal, there are a few things to keep in mind. First, consider the airlines that fly to Nepal. Then, check the schedules and prices of those airlines to find the best deal. There are many airlines that fly to Nepal, including Nepal Airlines, Qatar Air, Emirates Air, Singapore Air, Korean Air, China Southern, Druk Air, Vistara Airlines, Air India, Malaysian Airlines, Turkish Air, Malindo, Sri-Lankan Airlines, Himalayan Airlines, Air Asia, Thai Lion, Fly Dubai, and others. Nepal Airlines offers the most flights to Nepal, with daily service from Kathmandu to Delhi, Malaysia, Dubai, Hong Kong, Japan, Mumbai, and Bangalore. Air India also offers daily service to Nepal, but from Delhi only.

How do I get a visa for Nepal?

Except for Indians, all foreigners must get a visa to enter Nepal. At the Tribhuvan International Airport, visas are available upon arrival. You may extend your visa at the main immigration office. For additional information, go to www.immigration.gov.np

A passport that is valid for at least six months and a passport-size picture are requirements for the visa application. You must pay the current USD 50 visa charge in cash at Tribhuvan International Airport upon arrival for a 30-day visa. The SAARC nations and China's nationals are exempt from paying for a visa. 

A visa may not be issued upon arrival for citizens of Nigeria, Ghana, Zimbabwe, Swaziland, Cameroon, Somalia, Liberia, Ethiopia, Iraq, Palestine, and Afghanistan. You may need to get in touch with the Nepalese embassy in your area if you are from one of these nations.

Helpful Nepalese Phrases for Nepal Everest Trek

If you're heading off on a trek in Nepal, it's helpful to know a few keywords and phrases in the local language. Here are a few useful Nepalese words to help you with the Mount Everest Trek.

  • Namaste: hello
  • Dhanyabaad: thank you
  • Tapailai Kasto cha? How are you?
  • Aamaa/BuBa: mother/father
  • Bhai/Didi: brother/sister
  • Tapai: you (singular)
  • Hamro: our

Wrapping Up

Rugged Trails Nepal is not responsible for any problems due to weather, damage to property, etc. However, we will manage and support you to the best of our abilities with any problem that may arise.  Flights to and from Lukla can be delayed due to weather conditions, and delays may last up to several days.  It is best to book flights to and from Kathmandu with several-day margins to avoid missing a flight back to your home country.  If flights go smoothly, we will help arrange activities for you during your vacation days.  In the case that you have a tight schedule and the flights out of Lukla are delayed, it is possible to take a helicopter flight back to Kathmandu for an additional cost


  • Great Guides For Our Everest 3 Passes Trek

    - Harrie Van de Linde, Australia

    Great small trekking company with lots of knowledge about the area. Indra and Mekraj were great guides for our 3 passes trek for 14 days. They have done it many times before, so they know the lodges and where the great food is. We went in the off-season (Nov–Dec), so lots of lodges were very quiet and felt homely.
    Most of our group used porters for some of our gear, which helped a lot during the strenuous days of the trip.
    Overall, I would recommend a company like this over the bigger groups such as Intreped, as it can be altered as you go for your own pace and interests rather than a very set route and schedule.

  • Solo Trekking In the Himalaya Everest Three Passes

    - Georgia, Austria

    Thank you, Rugged Trails, for helping me to feel every emotion a human being has ever felt and for locating all the hiking supplies—even shoes—at the last minute in Kathmandu. Thank you, Nirajan, Indra, Harka, and all the lovely people of Nepal, for making it a perfectly organized and super-safe adventure. Thank you for putting up with all my feelings and random requests for ginger-lemon tea.

    Read her personal experiences about the whole trip: Female solo trekking In the Himalaya

  • Short Everest View Trek and Kathmandu

    - Mariana, Colombia

    I was traveling as a solo woman and Rugged Trails Nepal organized my trekking trip to Tengboche (short Everest view trek) and a couple of city tours in Kathmandu. Indra was my guide during my trekking trip and he was the most helpful and nice person. Nirajan made my travel experience a really good one and help me with everything that I asked for. I completely recommend this agency for any trekking trip in the Himalayas and for a solo woman.