Everest Base Camp Trekking

14 Days

The most popular trekking trail in Nepal, the Everest Base Camp Trek offers a unique and an unforgettable experience. It lies between the ranges of the highest mountain in the world. The story of its fame dates back to 1953 when Sir Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay made a successful expedition to the summit of Mt. Everest.

Everest Base Camp is famous for its spectacular view of landscapes, glacial lakes, and foothills. A remarkable feature of this trek is the hospitality of the inhabitants- the Sherpa people. You also get to experience and learn about their beautiful settlements, culture, traditions, festivals, dances, and monasteries.

Everest Base Camp Trek is one of the most rewarding adventure trips in the Khumbu Himalayan Range. It is because it provides views of  Mt. Everest (8848 m), Mt. Lhotse (8516 m), Mt. Nuptse (7855 m), Mt. Pumori (7161m), Mt. Changtse (7550m), Mt. Lingtren (6679 m), Mt. Amadablam (6856 m), Mt. Thamserku (6723 m), Mt. Kantega (6685 m), Mt.Kusum Kanguru (6367 m), Mt.Kongde (6011 m), Mt. Khumbila (5761 m), Mt. Twitch peak (6367 m), Mt. Cholatse (6335 m), Island peak (6179 m), Lobuche peak (6145 m), Pokalde peak (5806 m), and Honku south peak (6119 m).

The Everest Base Camp Trek route is rich in flora and fauna. It is difficult, but still possible to witness some exotic wildlife of this region. You might spot- musk deer, leopards, jackals, mountain Thar, and birds including Pheasant, and long tails birds.

The Everest Base Camp Trek will take you through the green Dudh Koshi valley, Sherpa villages, and Buddhist monasteries. The Sherpas are warm, friendly and vibrant. You can explore the lifestyle of these people, which is known to be derived from the Tibetan culture.

The trail also leads to another legendary Sherpa village of Namche Bazaar.

The Himalayas On Foot makes trekking arrangements in this area throughout the year. But, the best time to visit this region is from March to mid-May and September to mid-November.

Everest Base Camp Trekking Highlights

    • Closest to Mt. Everest you have ever been
    • Trek up to 5545m while enjoying a spectacular scenery
    • Explore the Sherpa culture, tradition, and lifestyle.
    • Breathtaking views of the Everest region
    • Experience the hospitality of the Sherpa people.
    • Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse, Changtse, Ama Dablam and scores of other lesser crests seen from a peaked vantage point
    • Visit the market town Namche Bazaar

*If you want a more luxurious journey,  Luxury Everest base camp (super fast) Trek is available.

*If you have less time and want to reach to Everest base camp or see its beauty, Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour is a perfect fit for you.


DaysItineraryMax AltitudeTime
Day 01Arrival1,400 m -
Day 02Kathmandu to Lukla to Phakding2,651 m3-4 hrs
Day 03Phakding to Namche Bazaar3,438 m5-6 hrs
Day 04Namche Bazaar: Acclimatization day3,440 m5 hrs
Day 05Namche to Tengboche3,870 m5-6 hrs
Day 06Tengboche to Dingboche4,360 m5-6 hrs
Day 07Dingboche: Acclimatization day4,900 m4-5 hrs
Day 08Dingboche to Lobuche via Duglha4,940 m5 hrs
Day 09Lobuche to Gorak Shep5,368 m7-8 hrs
Day 10Gorak Shep to Lobuche (Morning trip to Everest Base Camp)5,364 m8 hrs
Day 11Lobuche to Pangboche3,985 m5-6 hrs
Day 12Pangboche to Namche Bazaar3,440 m4-5 hrs
Day 13Namche Bazaar to Lukla3,445 m7-8 hrs
Day 14Lukla to Kathmandu1,400 m 45 min

<p>Welcome to Nepal, the Himalayan kingdom!!!</p><p></p><p>You’ll receive by our representative at the Tribhuvan International Airport and transfer to Maya Boutique Hotel. You’ll be given some time for rest and then you’ll attend small team meeting, where you’ll be briefed about the trip. Overnight stay at Maya Boutique Hotel.</p>

<p><strong>Walking Hours: </strong>3-4 hours</p><p><strong>Max Altitude: </strong>2,651 m</p><p></p><p>Early in this morning, we will head towards the domestic terminal to Kathmandu airport to board the flight to Lukla (2,800m/9,186ft)- a gateway destination from where our trek starts. The 40 min long flight has amazing views of silver glistening mountain peaks peeking through the clouds to offer. Once we reach Lukla, we will start our trek towards Phakding. It will take us about 3-4hrs to reach Phakding. We will spend the night in a hotel in Phakding.</p>

<p><strong>Walking Hours: </strong>5-6 hours</p><p><strong>Max Altitude: </strong>3,438 m</p><p></p><p>We will begin our journey towards Namche Bazaar through a beautiful pine forest followed by the Dudh Koshi River across numerous suspension bridges. We can catch a wonderful view of the glistening Mt. Thamserku (6618 m). After walking through the settlements of Benkar, Chumoa, and Monjo we will come to the entrance of Sagarmatha National Park. </p><p></p><p>The trail climbs through the forests and bridges until we reach the confluence of the Dudh Koshi and Bhote Koshi rivers. It will take us about 5-6hrs to reach Namche Bazaar. We will spend the night in Namche Bazaar.</p>

<p><strong>Walking Hours: </strong>5 hours</p><p></p><p>The rest day at Namche Bazaar is crucial for acclimatization. It is advisable to stay active instead of being idle for  this day. We could hike to Thame, visiting Khunde or explore Namche Bazaar itself. Namche Bazaar is the centre of the Khumbu region that houses government offices, ATMs, Internet cafes, shops, restaurants, a bakery and a colorful market on every Friday evening and Saturday. </p><p></p><p>We could also pay a visit to the headquarter of the Sagarmatha National Park, where we can observe an assortment of things related to the first climbers, Sherpa culture and learn about the various botanical and wildlife of the region. We can also take a trip to Khumjung valley that is surrounded by the snowy peaks of Kongde and Thamserku and the sacred peak Khumbila. We will spend the night in Namche Bazaar.</p>

<p><strong>Walking Hours: </strong>5-6 hours</p><p><strong>Max Altitude: </strong>3,440 m</p><p></p><p>We start our trek towards the village of Tengboche. The trail offers superb views of Mt. Everest, Nuptse, Lhotse, Ama Dablam and Thamserku. We might spot some of the wildlife like pheasant, musk deer, or a herd of Himalayan Thar. The trail heads through Kayangjuma towards Sansa and a Pine Forest. We will then come across a small settlement amidst the alpine woods. The journey toward Tengboche is through another Pine forest. </p><p></p><p>Tengboche is a great place for close up views of Ama-Dablam, Nuptse, and Everest and it houses the biggest Buddhist Monastery of the Khumbu region. We will spend the night in a lodge in Tengboche.</p>

<p><strong>Walking Hours: </strong>5-6 hours</p><p><strong>Max Altitude: </strong>4,360 m</p><p></p><p>On this day we will trek for about 6-7 hours to Dingboche from Tengboche. The trail passes through several Chortens and Mani walls and small villages. We will also catch a glimpse of Ama-Dablam. The walk becomes fairly moderate as we reach Imja Valley. The valley ahead will begin</p>

<p><strong>Walking Hours: </strong>4-5 hours</p><p></p><p>We spend our second day of acclimatization at Dingboche. Mt Ama Dablam, Mt Lhotse and numerous other peaks are visible from Dingboche. We can also see three of the world's six highest peaks, Mt Lhotse, Mt Makalu and Mt Cho Yu. To the west, loom the towering peaks of Cholatse and Taboche. </p><p></p><p>As we look northwest, we see an array of peaks, the Lobuche West and Lobuche East is the most dominating ones as they rise at the head of the Khumbu Khola valley. We will spend the night at Dingboche.</p>

<p><strong>Walking Hours: </strong>5 hours</p><p><strong>Max Altitude: </strong>4,900 m</p><p></p><p>We will move towards Duglha through the Khumbu Khola valley. As we come to a yak herder's place called Dusa, the valley begins to narrow. We continue through Phulung Karpo and come across a majestic view of Mt. Pumori. As the trail descends after crossing a small wooden bridge over a roaring stream, we ascend to Dugla. We can see Nuptse, Cholatse, Thamserku, and several other magnificent peaks from here. </p><p></p><p>Beyond Duglha we trek up the steep terminal moraine of the Khumbu Glacier. As the trail drops to the Khumbu Glacier moraine, Khumbutse, Lingtren, Pumori and Mahalangur Himal will be towering right above us. We will spend the night in Labuche.</p>

<p><strong>Walking Hours: </strong>7-8 hours</p><p><strong>Max Altitude: </strong>5,368 m</p><p></p><p>Our journey towards Gorak Shep goes through the lateral moraine of the Khumbu Glacier. View of Everest along with Mt. Pumori, Mahalangur, Lingtern, Khumbutse, and Nuptse, will come to sight as we get closer to Gorak Shep. A slightly ascending scent trail will take us to Thangma Riju which is surrounded by snowy peaks. </p><p></p><p>Climbing steeply up to the top through the torrent of Changri glacier, we will catch our first glimpse of Kala Patthar- a grey-green knoll beneath the Mt. Pumori. As soon as we reach Gorak Shep, we will head towards the base camp. The sun's rays dispersed across the peaks of silver glistening mountains is an incredible scenery that is available from base camp. We will spend the night in in Gorak Shep in a local lodge.</p>

<p><strong>Walking Hours: </strong>8 hours</p><p><strong>Max Altitude: </strong>5,364 m</p><p></p><p>The trail to Lubuche passes along the lateral moraine of the Khumbu Glacier and a stone memorials built for those climbers who lost their lives in their attempt to make it to the summit. The climb will eventually get steeper and reach an altitude of 4910 meters at Lobuche. </p><p></p><p>It will takes us about 6-7hrs to reach Lubuche. One might experience a certain level of discomfort for normal respiration. We will spend the night in Lubuche in a Guesthouse.</p>

<p><strong>Walking:</strong>7 hours</p><p><strong>Max Altitude: </strong>3,985 m</p><p></p><p>On this day, we will trek from Lubuche to Pangboche. The altitude will make this climb highly uneasy for almost everyone. The 5-6 hours walk to Pangboche provides and amazing view of Everest along with Mt. Pumori, Mahalangur, Lingtern, Khumbutse, and Nuptse. We will spend the night in a hotel in Pangboche.</p>

<p><strong>Walking Hours: </strong>4-5 hours</p><p><strong>Max Altitude: </strong>3,440 m</p><p></p><p>On this day we will begin our journey towards Namche Bazaar. It will take us about 4-5hours to each Namche Bazar. The trail passes through several forests and bridges. We might also spot some of the wildlife inhabitants of the region. The entire region is rich in flora and fauna of rich diversity. As we descend further down the trail, we will reach Namche Bazaar and spend the night here in a local lodge.</p>

<p><strong>Walking Hours: </strong>7-8 hours</p><p><strong>Max Altitude: </strong>3,445 m</p><p></p><p>Early in the morning, we'll begin our journey towards Lukla through the confluence of Dudh Koshi and Bhote Koshi rivers. We will then pass through several forests and bridges. </p><p></p><p>Catching wonderful views of the glistening Mt. Thamserku (6618 m) we’ll come across several suspension bridges over the Dudh Koshi River. After 7-8 hrs downhill walk through, we’ll reach Lukla. </p><p></p><p>Our journey towards the highest mountain will come to end on this day. Once you reach Lukla, we’ll get a moment to cherish with our guides and trekking partners after such great adventure. We will spend the night in a hotel.</p><p></p>

<p><strong>Flight Hours:</strong> 45 minutes</p><p></p><p>On this day we will extend our final goodbyes to the Khumbu region. You will be transferred to the airport and other airport formalities will be taken care of by the guides. Once the aircraft arrives, you can directly board the plane and fly back to Kathmandu.</p><p></p><p>Our representatives will be waiting for you at the Kathmandu airport. You will be transferred to Hotel Mulberry. </p><p></p><p>Send us an email at <a href="mailto:himalayasonfoot@gmail.com">himalayasonfoot@gmail.com</a> or directly call, viber and whatsapp at <a href="tel:+9779851060902">+9779851060902</a> to book this trek or for any queries you may have.</p><p></p>

Cost Includes

  • Airport pick up and drop off service by a private tourists vehicle
  • Airfare from Kathmandu-Lukla-Kathmandu
  • Sagarmatha National Park Entry and TIMS card fee
  • A professional English speaking guide for trekking
  • Accommodation in tea houses during the trekking
  • Breakfast, lunch, dinner while on trek
  • Farewell dinner in Kathmandu
  • All government taxes, vat and service charges

Cost Excludes

  • Nepal Entry Visa Fee
  • International Airfare
  • Personal Travel Insurance
  • Personal gear for trekking
  • Personal Expenses (Soft and alcoholic drinks, snacks, laundry, telephone bills etc.)
  • Gratitudes to the guide and porter

Q1. Is Everest Base Camp Trek difficult or easy?

Generally, the trek is not as hard as it sounds. It is rated as a moderate level hike. To get to Everest Base Camp, the trail traverse through many different Sherpa settlements. Also, the trail traverse through a huge variety of the terrain.

There are easy flat trails and difficult steep climbs but overall it is manageable for someone with little or no trekking experience. Also, the itinerary is designed with enough extra days for acclimatization. If you need, you can even spend extra days.

Q2. How much fit do I need to be to complete the Everest Base Camp trek?

Everest Base Camp trek is a moderate level trek. You will get enough time to acclimatize with the high altitude.

During the trek, you have to walk for 7-8 hours per day. Even slow walkers can manage comfortably, walking at own pace. But for this, a reasonable fitness is required.

However, if you train your body before the trek, it’ll help to build endurance level. The more fit you are, the trekking will be more enjoyable. You can go for a day hike in your home country. You can do daily exercise like jogging, running, and cycling.

But if you have heart and lungs problem you should consult with your doctor. Be aware, that the medical facilities on the trail are very hard to find and if you find by chance it’s very basic.

Also, due to the steep ascents and descents, rocky paths, and some moraine walking, Everest Base Camp trek is hostile to anyone with knee problems.

Q3. Am I prone to altitude sickness?

During the Everest Base Camp trek, there is a high risk of altitude sickness (read: how to prevent altitude sickness in EBC). It is often known as Acute Mountain Sickness (AMS). No matter how fit you are altitude sickness can hit you. Careful! it can be fatal.

The effect of altitude is likely to come once you’re above 3,000 meters. The initial symptoms of altitude sickness are as follows:

  • Nausea, vomiting
  • Loss of appetite
  • A persistent headache
  • Dizziness
  • Weakness, fatigue, heavy legs
  • Slight swelling of hands and face
  • Shortness of breath upon exertion
  • Insomnia

The above symptoms of AMS need to be taken seriously. The only cure for altitude sickness is to descend to the lower elevation immediately. Although there is no way to train your body against altitudes, there are some ways you can prevent it :

  • Ascend slowly and gradually as you reach higher
  • Drink plenty of water
  • Take plenty of rest
  • Do not smoke, drink alcoholic and high caffeinated drinks
  • Eat high-calorie food

Q4. How long does the Everest Base Camp Trek take?

This depends upon the route you take and the number of days you spend in acclimatization.

Normally, Everest Base Camp trek can be done in 12-16 days. You can also extend the itinerary from 19-22 days and opt Three Passes Trek and Gokyo Valley Trek. If you want to explore more of the Everest region then these places are worth to visit!

Q5. What kind of accommodation is available along the trekking route?

During the trek, you’ll spend most of the nights in tea houses. Tea houses is a synonym of guesthouses. The rooms are very simple but comfortable to sleep. In some places, you might have to use the squatting toilets. On the Everest trekking route till Namche Bazaar, there are many luxurious lodges and hotels. Here you’ll find a luxurious room with attached bathroom and hot shower. As you move to higher altitudes “don’t expect luxurious accommodation”! Check: Everest Base Camp Accommodation Guide

Q6. What kind of food is available?

There are a variety of foods in Nepal you can try. During the trekking period, you’ll spend a lot of time in tea houses. Almost all the tea houses have the same food menu.

For breakfast, you’ll get boiled or cooked eggs, bread-butter-jam, pancakes, boiled potatoes, cereals and many more.

For meals, the most preferred dish is Nepalese traditional food “Dal-Bhat”. Rice is served with vegetable curry, lentil, chutney, salad, and meat (optional) cooked in Nepalese style.

Q7. Is drinking water easily available?

Yes, throughout the trail you’ll get mineral, boiled or tap water. Mineral water is safe but it is costly especially at higher elevation. The cost of mineral water per liter ranges from USD 1-3.5 from start to the end of the trek.

Another alternative is to carry a spare water bottle and get them filled in teahouses. The tea houses will sell boiled water at a relatively cheaper rate.

Although, you can save money by using reusable water bottle and water purification tablets. It’s cheaper,also controls environment pollution. On the trail, there are enough water taps, you can use purifying tablets and drink.

Q8. Do I need travel insurance for Everest Base Camp?

Yes, you need to purchase travel insurance and make sure it covers altitude upto 6,000 meters. Everest Base Camp trek goes above 5,000 m above sea level. Most of the travel insurance policies will not cover you over 3,000 m.

Medical treatment at high altitude can be expensive as it often involves a helicopter airlift rescue. So, a general insurance is not enough for this trek. Before purchasing the packages you must read terms and condition very carefully.

Besides altitude, you may fall sick in the new surrounding, make sure to have all necessary vaccinations prior to going abroad.

Similarly, while traveling your luggage might get lost or stolen or damaged. You may have to loose expensive trekking equipment. Thus, make sure your travel insurance covers for lost, stolen and damaged luggage.

Also, if you’re doing side trips to Island Peak, then it’s best to get the travel insurance that covers helicopter evacuation up to 6,000 m.

Q9. When is the best time to trek to Everest Base Camp?

The best time for Everest Base Camp trek is Spring (March to May) and Autumn (September to November). October is the most popular time for this trek. The views are good and the weather conditions is moderate.

During March and April, expect warm and sunny days. There will be very little or no rainfall. The skies are clear with an amazing view of snow-capped Himalayan ranges.

Since May is the expedition month, you’ll see Base Camp full of colorful tents and climbers. Especially in the month of April and May, you’ll walk through the blossoming Rhododendron forests.

Besides, if you love solitude, then the monsoon (June to August) and winter (December to February) are the great time to do it. But it solely depends on how well you cope with the extreme weather conditions.

Also, while trekking during this time, you need to prepare yourself for flight delays and cancellations. Be aware the trail conditions can be difficult. Compared to the winter season, the visibility can be poor during monsoon.

So, if you go trek in winter you need to be prepared with the right clothing for challenging temperatures. Winter trek can be rewarding though. It could be an exciting way to celebrate Christmas and New Years.

Although the best time for the Everest Base Camp trek is Spring and Autumn, the trail is overcrowded. During this time, the tea houses are often packed by trekkers. You have to pre-book for accommodation and flight.

Q10. Do I need a guide/a porter/ a porter-guide?

Although hiring a guide or porter while trekking in Everest region is not mandatory, trekking with a guide or a porter is more safe and enjoyable. A guide is a person who will look after all aspects of your trek. They’ll arrange flight tickets, rooms, meals and camping gears. They’ll also brief you about the history of the village, monastery, the local culture, and traditions.

A porter is someone who’ll carry your baggage for you. Hiring a porter will help you enjoy long walks comfortably. But at the same time, they may not know the trekking route well and may not speak English.

A poter-guide will speak some English, carry loads and do some basic guiding. They’ll help you to get the room, communicate with the locals, show the way, and explain the local culture and traditions.

Besides, if you want to enjoy the solitude, you can do a solo trek. The trekking route is well-marked and busy, so you may not need a guide to find the way.

However, to cross less crowded and difficult trail like the Cho-La Pass and Renjo La Pass a guide, a porter or a porter-guides are recommended.

Q11. Can I charge my electronic devices?

Along the route most of the tea houses have electricity powered by solar. Charging your electronic devices will cost you some money especially at the higher elevation.

During the trek, to save some money, you can carry spare batteries for your camera, iPod.

Also, during the peak trekking season, teahouses are packed  with trekkers. So, you may not get free space for charging your devices. In that case, you can charge your devices after paying few dollars to the lodge owners.

Q12. Is trekking permit required for Everest Base Camp trek?

Yes, TIMS (Trekkers’ Information Management System) Permit and Sagarmatha National Park Permit are needed.

For TIMS card, you can apply in Nepal Tourism Board office in Thamel. There are three different types of TIMS card. Each card is different in color and cost.

The first one is organized TIMS card is blue in color cost USD 10. The second one is freelance individual trekkers card is green in color cost USD 20. The third one is SAARC Country TIMS card is red in color cost USD 3.

Note: You do not need TIMS card to trek to EBC. A local permit costing USD20 works for this trek

Sagarmatha National Park Permit can be issued either in Kathmandu or directly in Monjo. The cost of this permit is USD 30 + 13% Govt. Tax. The cost is same for individual trekker and organized trekkers.

While trekking from Jiri to Everest Base Camp you need Gaurishankar National Park entry permits. The cost of permits is USD 20 and it’s same for both individual and organized trekkers.

Q13. Is tipping the guide or porter mandatory?

No, tipping the guide or porter is not mandatory while trekking in Nepal. But it’s always appreciated. At the end of the trek, if you’re really satisfied with their job you can show your appreciation through a small gratitude.

Q14. Do I need to bring camping gear?

No, you don’t have to bring unless you want to camp. Everest Base Camp trek is a teahouse trek. There are a lot of tea houses along the entire trekking route.

Q15. Is there are any alternative way to see a close-up view of Mt. Everest without walking for longer days?

If you don’t have an ample of time for the Everest Base Camp trek, you can take a day’s Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour around the Everest region to get a close-up view of the Himalayan ranges.

Q16. Do I need to bring all the necessary gears or can I get in Nepal?

This is totally optional. There are plenty of shops in Kathmandu that sell trekking gears. You’ll find few other shops in some places along the trek route too.

Apart from high quality and popular branded stores, you’ll also find many other shops selling a high-quality copy of these brands but at a relatively cheap price.

Apart from this, you can also rent most of the trekking gears and equipments from Kathmandu. The rental cost is quite cheap, it doesn’t exceed more than $3-4 per day.

Right trekking gear can make or break your entire journey. So, it is not advisable to compromise on the quality especially when it comes to down jacket, sleeping bags, and hiking boots. Check this Packing list for Everest Base Camp Trek to get more idea.

Q17. Is there any chance of a flight delay or cancellation either in Kathmandu and Lukla?

Since the weather in the mountainous region is quite unpredictable there may be a chance of flight cancellations or delays. But that does not mean it is frequent.

The heavy rainfall, strong winds, and blinding fog may cause such inconveniences in your flight.

However, during the best trekking seasons (spring and autumn) the chances of flight cancellation and delay are comparatively lesser than in off seasons (monsoon and winter).

In case of flight delays or cancellation, you have two options: either charter a helicopter or travel by road to Salleri (approximately 11 hours by private jeep).

If you opt for the first option then we’ll arrange the charter flight. Where you have to fly with six people and the price per person will be approximately USD 350 per person.

Another option is by extending a trip for two days and travel from Kathmandu to Salleri by private jeep. Normally, the jeep carries 6 passengers and costs NPR 25,000 per private jeep.

Likewise, if a delay occurs at the beginning of the trip, then you can either wait for few more days or opt for an alternative trek like Annapurna Base Camp.

Also, if you’re not interested in taking an alternative trip and wish to do Everest Base Camp Trek, then you can opt for Everest Base Camp Luxury trek.

Lastly, flight delays or cancellations may happen any time in mountain flights so we request you to add extra days on your itinerary and have patience.

Further, in case of flight cancellation, your costs of flight will be refunded.

Send us an email at himalayasonfoot@gmail.com or directly call, viber and WhatsApp at +9779851060902 to book this trek or for any queries you may have.

During the Everest Base Camp trek, weather changes drastically as you ascend from low to high altitude. You’ll notice huge temperature difference between day and night time.

Thus, while trekking in higher altitudes clothing in layers is the best option. If you dress in layers, with the changing weather you can adjust your body temperature by taking off or putting on extra clothes.

The weight limit for Kathmandu-Lukla-Kathmandu flights is 15 kg or 33 pounds. This is a combined weight of both duffel bag and the daypack. If your luggage exceeds this weight boundary, you’ll have to pay an additional charges.

You can purchase or rent trekking equipment in stores of Kathmandu at reasonable prices.

The checklist of gear and equipment below is a general guideline, use this list as a reference.


  • 4-season Sleeping Bag (You can rent for $35 per piece, after trek it must be returned)
  • Duffel Bag
  • Daypack
  • Down Jacket (It’s compulsory for mornings, evenings, and nights and for high altitude above 4,000 m)

Upper Body

  • Full and half sleeve T-shirts
  • Lightweight expedition thermal tops
  • Fleece jacket or pullover
  • Wind / Waterproof shell jacket
  • Synthetic sports bras (for women)

Lower Body

  • Lightweight expedition thermal bottoms
  • Hiking shorts
  • Trekking pants
  • Windproof trousers
  • Casual Pants


  • Sun Hat
  • Wool or Synthetic hat that covers the ears
  • Sunglasses with UV protection
  • Headlamp
  • Neck Warmer
  • Scarf/Balaclava


  • Fleece/woolen gloves
  • Waterproof gloves


  • Waterproof Hiking Boots
  • Camp Sandals / Sneakers
  • Heavyweight socks
  • Light hiking socks
  • Gaiters (Optional: Monsoon and Winter)
  • Sock liners

Personal Equipment

  • Water Bottle / Bladder
  • Water Purification Iodine Tablets
  • Toiletry Kit ( face towel, toilet paper, toothbrush, toothpaste, soap, shampoo, deodorant etc)
  • Trekking Poles
  • Feminine Hygiene Products (for women)
  • Lip balm (SPF 20)
  • Sunscreen (SPF 40)
  • Pee Funnel

Other Travel Accessories

  • Basic First Aid Kit
  • Personal Medication
  • Diamox for altitude sickness
  • Baby wipes
  • Earplugs
  • Hand sanitizer
  • Insect repellent
  • Camera, memory card, and spare batteries

Besides, you can use your personal judgement to choose what to take with yourself.

Pack light, Pack Smart!

Overall Trip Rating:
5 stars - Based on 9 reviews
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  1. Bmillertary
    f you're looking for a guide service, your search is over. Himalayas on Foot was amazing. From the very first second I landed in the airport I received the best service I have ever received. I've never had anyone outside of my family work so hard to make me feel comfortable and valued. My guide, Dipak, was literally a life saver on the Everest Base Camp trek. He knew when to push me as when to reign me in. If you are on the fence about getting a guide, the best advice I can give you is go with this company. The amount of wisdom, experience, and friendliness that you get is worth far more than any dollar amount. From helping you find the best gear for the cheapest prices to expertly guiding you through the majestic Himalayas. You don't want to be the Trekkers who have to turn around because they got lost or had high altitude sickness. Himalayas on foot also arranged a safari trip to Chitwan and adrenaline junkie trip to Pokhara. It can be stressful traveling in Nepal if you don't speak the language but The owner, Mukti, arranged everything with the skill of someone who has been doing this for a while and someone who genuinely loves what they do. I can't endorse this company, Mukti, or Dipak enough. See you guys in California sometime!
  2. Sigurd
    I had the best time in Himalaya with "Himalayas On Foot"! I would absolutley recomend trekking. The nature on the way to Everest Base Camp was amazing! Mukti, the boss, planned the trek with intellegence, and made me feel taken care of the entire time. And Dipak, my guide, knows everything worth knowing about the culture, nature, and safety. He even helped me buy my gear before the trek and helped me in Kathmandu after the trek was done. He was super friendly and caring.
  3. mark
    Raj was an excellent guide for myself and my brother during our 17 day trek to Everest Base Camp. He is very familiar with the area and accommodating as we changed our itinerary around. Lots of early sunrise starts for my photography which Raj helped with. He was very cautious with us in terms of altitude sickness which we thankfully avoided. He's also a funny guy and a great chess player!
  4. Chithranga
    10 friends from the Tropical island of Sri Lanka came to Nepal with the intention of trekking to the Everest Base Camp. Being out of the country in an unknown land for the first time away from civilization climbing up everyday in extreme cold, sleeping in places unknown, eating food just to fill our tummies were the additional hardships that we had to face during the journey. As the common saying "strangers become friends" was proven to be true our guide Mr. Raj right from the beginning made us feel like family, made us feel that this was our second home. It's not easy to keep track of each and everyone, looking after the needs of each other, customizing needs of everyone. This is exactly what our friend Mr. Raj did. He knew everyone of us. Helping us on our way up and down. He knew what we wanted even before we raised them. The man behind the scene Mr. Mukthi was also the same helping us in whatever the way possible sp cially during the emergencies arranging th needed help without any hesitation. This is what I call outstanding service. They didn't leave any room for us to question and comment. Only room for praise and appreciation. Even after we came down and during the stay at Katmandu they took care of us like their own friends, The hardest thing for us to do was to say good bye....If I am to do trekking in Nepal again, I would definitely choose you guys....dhanyebaat...
  5. Amila
    Himalayas on Foot organized this tour of Everest Base Camp trek for us, a group of 10 friends from Sri Lanka. We had different levels of hiking experiences but none of us had a trekking experience in a foreign country. So trekking to Everest Base Camp at high altitude with unfamiliar cold weather was a concern and a challenge for all of us. When we arrived at Kathmandu airport we were greeted & welcomed by Mr. Mukti himself, the founder of Himalayas on foot. Following day we were briefed by him & he was very professional and his experience as a trekking/tour operator was evident. After the briefing we were introduced to his guide Mr. Raj, the person who was in charge of our team for next 12 days on the mountains. Arriving at Lukla airport on 1st of December 2016 marked the beginning of our trek. Even though we had a fairly large team Mr. Raj was quick to understand strengths & weaknesses of individual members of our team and he did an excellent job accommodating everyone throughout the trek. Whenever there was a need even the porters went out of their way to help us. During the trek two of our team members felt sick on two separate occasions but Mr. Raj communicating with Mr. Mukti who was at Kathmandu handled the both emergency situations very professionally so that rest of us could continue the trek without worrying about the team members we left behind. When we came back from the trek Mr. Mukti was keen to get our feedback about the trek, his staff and facilities they provided, which shows the commitment to their service. Among the vast number of tour operators in Nepal we are glad we picked Himalayas on Foot and we are also thankful that we found the best trekking guide Mr. Raj (Rajendra Lamichhane). Trekking to Everest Base Camp was one of the best experiences in my life. Himalayas was as enchanting as ever and hospitality of Nepali people are among the best. I can’t wait to trek again in Nepal and when I do, I’m definitely choosing Himalayas on Foot because Mr. Mukti, Mr. Raj and his team left no reason for me to look for another trekking company.
  6. ed v
    I arranged for a trek to Everest Base Camp about 2-3 weeks before leaving. I had limited time, so couldn't do a 14 day up-and-down. Mukti arranged everything, including a guide and porter, a helicopter flight to Lukla, a helicopter ride from base camp back to Kathmandu at the end, and the hotel in Kathmandu. I planned nothing and just arranged my flight. A car picked me up from the airport and delivered me to the hotel, so I didn't even need to know the address. It was about as little work planning as is possible. Since the trip was so last-minute, I didn't plan anything to do between my return from base camp and my flight out. Mukti arranged a driver to take me to the jungle and stay for a couple days, and arranged a safari and some other events. The driver brought me back, and I left Nepal the next day. All in all, it was fantastic to be able to experience a trek, safari, etc., with no real effort in planning. It was all taken care of. A once in a lifetime experience. I highly recommend Himalayas on Foot.
  7. raffaele
    Good booking expierence and service from Himalayas On Foot, i booked a trip with them (12 Day Everest Base Camp), but for personal reasons i was not able to travel to Nepal, even through, Mukti offered me several options for my trip being really flexible and helpfull. Highly recomended services and looking foward to book with them again in the near future.
  8. bebu
    It was all excellent. Fantastic guide who took great care of me and went the extra mile. Hotel accomodation was great as well, no complaints. Highly reccommend!
  9. ilpare
    The trek was great. We received very good service since arrived Kathmandu. Harry was our guide, he is nice and took a very good care of us. We had trek with Himalayas On Foot twice. Highly recommended!!!!

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