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Everest Base Camp Trekking

Everest Base Camp Trekking

Embark on an awe-inspiring and challenging journey through the heart of the Khumbu region in Nepal with the Everest Base Camp trek. This highly sought-after adventure will take you on a 14-day trek through the most breathtaking terrains in the world, where you will be awed by the dramatic peaks of the Himalayas. Along the way, you will be immersed in the rich Sherpa culture and visit traditional villages, while navigating high-altitude passes and enduring challenging terrain. Experience the ultimate adventure and witness firsthand the majestic grandeur of the world’s highest mountain, Mount Everest, with the Everest Base Camp trek.

Everest Base Camp Trekking

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Everest Base Camp Trekking
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Everest Base Camp Trekking
Everest Base Camp Trekking
Everest Base Camp Trekking
Everest Base Camp Trekking
Everest Base Camp Trekking
Everest Base Camp Trekking

The Everest Base Camp trek is an awe-inspiring adventure that takes you on a journey through the stunning Khumbu region of Nepal, home to the world’s highest peak, Mount Everest (8848m). The trek, which typically takes about 12-14 days to complete, is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to experience the unparalleled beauty of the Himalayas and to immerse yourself in the unique culture and traditions of the Sherpa people.

Starting from the vibrant city of Kathmandu, you will make your way to the mountainous town of Lukla, where your trekking adventure will begin. As you enter the Sagarmatha National Park, the scenery will become increasingly breathtaking, with snow-capped mountains, rushing rivers, and verdant forests at every turn. You’ll pass through charming Sherpa villages, where you’ll have the chance to learn about their way of life and experience their warm hospitality.

The trek will take you over high mountain passes, including the famous Cho La and Renjo La, where you’ll be rewarded with panoramic views of the Himalayas. You’ll also have the chance to visit sacred Buddhist monasteries, such as the Tengboche Monastery, where you can witness the monks performing their daily rituals and prayers.

At the end of each day, you’ll rest and recharge in cozy tea houses, where you can enjoy hot meals and the company of fellow trekkers from all over the world. And finally, on the twelfth or thirteenth day, you’ll reach the iconic Everest Base Camp, where you can gaze in awe at the towering peak of Mount Everest and feel a sense of accomplishment like no other.

In conclusion, the Everest Base Camp trek is a life-changing experience that offers a unique blend of adventure, culture, and natural beauty. It’s an opportunity to push your limits, make lifelong memories, and gain a new perspective on the world. Come and join us on this unforgettable journey to the roof of the world!

Itinerary

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Day 1: Arrival in Kathmandu
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Day 2: Kathmandu to Lukla (2800m) and trek to Phakding (2610m)
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Day 3: Phakding to Namche Bazaar (3440m)
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Day 4: Acclimatisation day in Namche Bazaar
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Day 5: Namche Bazaar to Tengboche (3860m)
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Day 6: Tengboche to Dingboche (4410m)
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Day 7: Acclimatization day in Dingboche
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Day 8: Dingboche to Lobuche (4910m)
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Day 9: Lobuche to Gorak Shep (5140m) and visit to the Everest Base Camp (5364m)
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Day 10: Hike to Kalapatthar (5545m) and back to Gorak Shep
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Day 11: Gorak Shep to Pheriche (4240m)
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Day 12: Pheriche to Namche Bazaar (3440m)
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Day 13: Namche Bazaar to Lukla (2800m)
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Day 14: Lukla to Kathmandu (1400m)
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Day 15: Kathmandu Sightseeing
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Day 16: Shopping, Exploring kathmandu or a free day
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Day 17: Departure

Itinerary

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Day 1: Arrive To Kathmandu
Pick up from the Airport, Hotel overnight
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Arrival in Kathmandu. You will get a quick tour briefing with one of our knowledgeable tour managers after refreshments at the hotel.

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Day 2: Kathmandu to Lukla (2800m) and trek to Phakding (2610m)
The journey from Kathmandu to Lukla involves a scenic flight followed by a trek to the picturesque village of Phakding, nestled in the foothills of the Himalayas. (B & L Included)
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  • DistanceLukla to Phakding : 8 km
  • Hiking per day: 3-4 hours
  • Altitude: 2800m to 2610m
  • Places along the way: Fly from Kathmandu to Lukla, then trek to Phakding
  • Guide: Your guide will lead the trek and provide information about the route and local culture
  • Hotels: Overnight at a teahouse in Phakding (included in the package)
  • Interesting information: The flight from Kathmandu to Lukla is an exciting and scenic journey, offering views of the Himalayan peaks. Upon arrival in Lukla, you’ll begin your trek to Phakding, passing through small villages and crossing the Dudh Kosi river.
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Day 3: Phakding to Namche Bazaar (3440m)
Trek from Phakding to Namche Bazaar, a beautiful Sherpa town nestled amidst the majestic Himalayan mountains. (B & L Included)
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  • Distance: 11 km
  • Hiking per day: 5-6 hours
  • Altitude: 2610m to 3440m
  • Places along the way: Cross the Dudh Kosi River, visit the village of Monjo, and continue to Namche Bazaar
  • Guide: Your guide will lead the trek and provide information about the route and local culture
  • Hotels: Overnight at a teahouse in Namche Bazaar (included in the package)
  • Interesting information: Namche Bazaar is the main hub of the Khumbu region and is a bustling town with many shops and restaurants. Take some time to explore the town and visit the Sagarmatha National Park Visitor’s Centre for more information about the area.
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Day 4: Acclimatisation day in Namche Bazaar
Acclimatisation day in Namche Bazaar is a necessary break during the Everest Base Camp trek to allow the body to adjust to the high altitude.
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  • Distance: 0 km
  • Hiking per day: 2-3 hours (optional)
  • Altitude: 3440m
  • Places along the way: Hike to the Everest View Hotel or visit the Khumjung village
  • Guide: Your guide will lead the optional hike or village visit and provide information about the local culture
  • Hotels: Overnight at a teahouse in Namche Bazaar (included in package)
  • Interesting information: Acclimatization days are an important part of the trek to allow your body to adjust to the high altitude. On this day, you can choose to take a leisurely hike to the Everest View Hotel for stunning views of the Himalayan peaks or visit the nearby village of Khumjung.
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Day 5: Namche Bazaar to Tengboche (3860m)
The Namche Bazaar to Tengboche trekking is a scenic hike through the Himalayas in Nepal that takes you from the bustling town of Namche Bazaar to the serene Tengboche Monastery. (B & L Included) (B & L Included)
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  • Distance: 10 km
  • Hiking per day: 5-6 hours
  • Altitude: 3440m to 3860m
  • Places along the way: Cross the Imja Khola River and visit the Tengboche Monastery
  • Guide: Your guide will lead the trek and provide information about the route and local culture
  • Hotels: Overnight at a teahouse in Tengboche (included in the package)
  • Interesting information: The Tengboche Monastery is a beautiful and iconic spot on the trek, with panoramic views of the Himalayan peaks. You can visit the monastery and participate in a puja ceremony, or simply take in the peaceful atmosphere.
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Day 6: Tengboche to Dingboche (4410m)
The Tengboche to Dingboche trekking is a challenging yet rewarding journey through the majestic Himalayas of Nepal, offering stunning views of peaks and valleys along the way. (B & L Included)
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  • Distance: 10 km
  • Hiking per day: 5-6 Hours
  • Altitude: 3860m to 4410m
  • Places along the way: Cross the Debuche Khola river and visit the village of Pangboche
  • Guide: Your guide will lead the trek and provide information about the route and local culture
  • Hotels: Overnight at a teahouse in Dingboche (included in package)
  • Interesting information: Dingboche is a small village nestled in the valley and is a great spot to take in the stunning views of the surrounding peaks. You can visit the local monastery or simply relax and acclimatize before continuing on the trek.
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Day 7: Acclimatization day in Dingboche
The acclimatization day in Dingboche is a rest day taken by trekkers to adjust to the high altitude and avoid altitude sickness during their journey through the Himalayas.
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  • Distance: 0 km
  • Hiking per day:2-3 hours (optional)
  • Altitude: 4410m
  • Places along the way: Hike to Nagarjun Hill or visit the Dingboche village
  • Guide: Your guide will lead the optional hike or village visit and provide information about the local culture
  • Hotels: Overnight at a teahouse in Dingboche (included in the package)
  • Interesting information: Acclimatization days are an important part of the trek to allow your body to adjust to the high altitude. On this day, you can choose to take a hike to Nagarjun Hill for stunning views of the surrounding peaks or visit the Dingboche village to learn more about the local culture.
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Day 8: Dingboche to Lobuche (4910m)
Trek from Dingboche to Lobuche for stunning scenery and a Sherpa villages. ( B & L included)
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  • Distance: 9 km
  • Hiking per day: 5-6 hours
  • Altitude: 4410m to 4910m
  • Places along the way: Cross the Lobuche Khola River and visit the Chhukhung village
  • Guide: Your guide will lead the trek and provide information about the route and local culture
  • Hotels: Overnight at a teahouse in Lobuche (included in the package)
  • Interesting information: Lobuche is a small village located at the foot of the Lobuche peak and is a great spot to rest and acclimatize before continuing on the trek. You can visit the Lobuche Base Camp or simply relax and take in the stunning views.
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Day 9: Lobuche to Gorak Shep (5140m) and visit to the Everest Base Camp (5364m)
Lobuche to Gorak Shep trek and a visit to Everest Base Camp offers breathtaking views of the Himalayas and an opportunity to stand at the foot of the world's highest peak.
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  • Distance: 12 km
  • Hiking per day: 7-8 hours
  • Altitude: 4910m to 5140m and 5364m
  • Places along the way: Visit the Lobuche Base Camp and continue to Gorak Shep, then visit the Everest Base Camp
  • Guide: Your guide will lead the trek and provide information about the route and local culture
  • Hotels: Overnight at a teahouse in Gorak Shep (included in the package)
  • Interesting information: The visit to the Everest Base Camp is the main highlight of the trek and a once-in-a-lifetime experience. You’ll get a chance to see the base camp up close and take in the stunning views of the surrounding peaks.
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Day 10: Hike to Kala Patthar (5545m) and back to Gorak Shep
Hiking to Kala Patthar and back to Gorak Shep is an adventurous trek that rewards you with stunning panoramic views of the Himalayas, including the majestic Mount Everest. (B & L included)
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  • Distance: 7 km
  • Hiking per day: 6-7 hours
  • Altitude: 5140m to 5545m
  • Places along the way: Hike to Kalapatthar for panoramic views of the Himalayas and return to Gorak Shep
  • Guide: Your guide will lead the hike and provide information about the route and local culture
  • Hotels: Overnight at a teahouse in Gorak Shep (included in the package)
  • Interesting information: The hike to Kalapatthar is a challenging but rewarding experience, offering panoramic views of the Himalayan peaks. It’s a great way to see the peaks up close and take in the stunning views before returning to Gorak Shep.
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Day 11: Gorak Shep to Pheriche (4240m)
The trek from Gorak Shep to Pheriche offers a challenging but rewarding journey through high altitude terrain and picturesque landscapes in the Khumbu region of Nepal. ( B & L included)
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  • Distance: 17 km
  • Hiking per day: 6-7 hours
  • Altitude: 5140m to 4240m
  • Places along the way: Descend through the Khumbu region and visit the village of Pheriche
  • Guide: Your guide will lead the trek and provide information about the route and local culture
  • Hotels: Overnight at a teahouse in Pheriche (included in the package)
  • Interesting information: Pheriche is a small village located in the heart of the Khumbu region and is a great spot to rest and acclimatize before continuing on the trek. You can visit the local monastery or simply relax and take in the stunning views of the surrounding peaks.
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Day 12: Pheriche to Namche Bazaar (3440m)
The hike from Pheriche to Namche Bazaar in Nepal takes you through beautiful scenery, including forests, villages, and mountains. (B & L included)
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  • Distance: 15 km
  • Hiking per day: 6-7 hours
  • Altitude: 4240m to 3440m
  • Places along the way: Cross the Dudh Kosi River and visit the village of Khumjung
  • Guide: Your guide will lead the trek and provide information about the route and local culture
  • Hotels: Overnight at a teahouse in Namche Bazaar (included in the package)
  • Interesting information: Namche Bazaar is the main hub of the Khumbu region and is a bustling town with many shops and restaurants. Take some time to explore the town and visit the Sagarmatha National Park Visitor’s Centre for more information about the area.
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Day 13: Namche Bazaar to Lukla (2800m)
Trekking from Namche Bazaar to Lukla is an adventurous journey through the Himalayan terrain of Nepal that offers stunning views of mountains and landscapes. ( B & L included)
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  • Distance: 19 km
  • Hiking per day: 6-7 hours
  • Altitude: 3440m to 2800m
  • Places along the way: Cross the Bhote Kosi River and visit the village of Phakding
  • Guide: Your guide will lead the trek and provide information about the route and local culture
  • Hotels: Overnight at a teahouse in Lukla (included in the package)
  • Interesting information: Lukla is the gateway to the Khumbu region and is a bustling town with many shops and restaurants. You’ll have some time to explore the town before your flight back to Kathmandu the following day.
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Day 14: Lukla to Kathmandu (1400m)
The flight from Lukla to Kathmandu is a breathtaking and thrilling experience that takes you over the majestic Himalayas and offers stunning aerial views of the Nepalese landscape. B Included
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  • Distance: 0 km
  • Hiking per day: 0 km
  • Altitude: 2800m to 1400m
  • Places along the way: Fly from Lukla to Kathmandu
  • Guide: Your guide will assist with the flight and provide information about the route and local culture
  • Hotels: Overnight at a hotel in Kathmandu (included in the package)
  • Interesting information: The flight from Lukla to Kathmandu is an exciting and scenic journey, offering views of the Himalayan peaks. Upon arrival in Kathmandu, you’ll have some time to rest and relax before your departure the following day.
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Day 15: Full day Kathmandu Sightseeing
Discover the vibrant and historic city of Kathmandu through a full-day sightseeing tour. (B & L Included)
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(7:00 AM) You will be picked up from the hotel by our tour guide after breakfast.

Highlights of the day:

(7:30 AM) A trip to Pashupatinath, the revered Hindu sanctuary located on the banks of the auspicious Bagmati River.

(10:30 AM) We’ll go to Boudhanath, the biggest stupa in the world, where you may stroll around the temple with Buddhist pilgrims and eat a traditional Tibetan lunch.

(15:00 PM)Afternoon strolls around Bhaktapur, which is home to some of the best religious architecture in the nation. The juju dau, also known as kings curd, is served here in a clay pot that was produced locally. Today, every location is a World Heritage Site, according to UNESCO.

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Day 16: Shopping, Exploring kathmandu or a free day
Souvenir Shopping, Sightseeing of UNESCO's Heritage sites. and farewell dinner organized by madam tours. (B & D Included)
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Spend the day exploring the vibrant and bustling city of Kathmandu, or join Madam Sarala from Madame Tours for a shopping excursion. Before dinner, indulge in a traditional Nepali healing massage.
On the final day, enjoy a farewell dinner with cultural dance at a typical Nepali restaurant, courtesy of Madam Tours.

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Day 17: Departure
See you next time! Namaste
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Although saying goodbye is really difficult, life must carry on, thus we choose to say: “See you next time!” Namaste. Our professional driver will pick you up from the hotel and transport you to the TIA departure gate.

Hotels

Hotels are from basic to 5-star rated or a similar standard.

HOTEL OPTION CATEGORY ROOM
Kantipur Temple House or/and similar Deluxe / Twin share or Single 
Hyatt Regency Taragoan, Kathmandu Deluxe / Twin share or Single 
Temples Tree Resort & Spa, Pokhara Deluxe / Twin share or Single 
Glacier Hotel & Spa, Pokhara Deluxe / Twin share or Single 
Tea houses or Guest Houses on the trek Basic rooms

Hotels are subject to change according to the season and booking time, In case of unavailability, we promise you that we will find similar standard hotels.

 

Facilities that may be available at the lodges and hotels during your trekking include:

  • Comfortable beds with blankets and pillows
  • Shared or attached bathrooms with hot water
  • A restaurant serving Nepalese and international cuisine
  • WiFi
  • Electricity (may be limited or intermittent)
  • Trekking gear rental services
  • Common areas for relaxation and socializing
  • Views of the surrounding mountains and landscapes

Tea Houses: Tea Houses are basic lodges that offer simple accommodations and meals. They usually have shared bathrooms and sometimes hot water may not be available. These lodges are run by local people and are a great way to experience the local culture.

Guest Houses: Guest Houses are slightly more comfortable than Tea Houses and offer private rooms with attached bathrooms. They may also have hot showers and a restaurant that serves Nepalese and international cuisine.

Includes:

  • Airport transfers
  • All Domestic Transportation (Land and Air) 
  • All accommodations (Double deluxe room or Tea house during trekking)
  • Guide’s & Driver’s and all staff’s insurance and wages
  • Packed Lunch in some of the hiking trail
  • Entrance fees to all sightseeing
  • Meals and Refreshments as it is mentioned in the Itinerary, Breakfast (B), Lunch (L) Dinner (D)
  • All permits, guides and porter’s insurance

Excludes:

  • International Airfare, Visa fee to Nepal
  • Any other cost other than the one mentioned above
  • Meals that are not listed above
  • Gratuities
  • Your personal costs
  • Any other personal expenses that may occur
  • Personal insurance, health insurance, flight cancellation and etc..
  • Alcoholic beverages
  • Medicine

Taxes & Permit

The itinerary covers all necessary taxes and permits for both sightseeing and trekking, without any additional or unexpected expenses. You will only pay for what you see in the itinerary.

Meals

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Packed meals
  • Bottled water
  • Farewell dinner

FAQs

What do I need to hire Madam Tours?

Nothing to be honest. Just contact us and we will make the whole process very natural.

How long does it take to complete the Everest Base Camp Trek?

The duration of the Everest Base Camp Trek varies depending on the route, itinerary, and acclimatization plan. Generally, it takes around 12 to 14 days to complete the trek, which includes walking for 6 to 7 hours a day and spending a few days for acclimatization.

Please note that these are estimated walking hours and may vary depending on your pace and fitness level. It’s important to listen to your body and take breaks as needed to prevent altitude sickness.

What is the best time of year to do the Everest Base Camp Trek?

The best time to do the Everest Base Camp Trek is during the pre-monsoon season from March to May or the post-monsoon season from September to November when the weather is clear, and the skies are blue.

What kind of physical fitness is required for the Everest Base Camp Trek?

The Everest Base Camp Trek requires a good level of physical fitness, including endurance, strength, and stamina, as it involves steep ascents, descents, and long walks in high altitude terrain.

Is it safe to do the Everest Base Camp Trek?

Yes, the Everest Base Camp Trek is generally safe, provided that you follow the guidelines for high-altitude trekking, acclimatization, trekking as a team, listening, and following trek guides and safety precautions.

Do I need a special permit to do the Everest Base Camp Trek?

Yes, you need a special permit called the Sagarmatha National Park Permit and the Khumbu Pasang Lhamu Rural Municipality Permit to do the Everest Base Camp Trek.
We at MADAM Tours will arrange all the permits for you.

What kind of accommodation is available on the Everest Base Camp Trek?

The accommodation during the Everest Base Camp Trek ranges from basic teahouses to more luxurious lodges, depending on the location and elevation. Most teahouses offer shared rooms with basic amenities such as a bed, blankets, and shared bathrooms. It’s recommended to bring a sleeping bag and a sleeping pad for added comfort and warmth.

Do not expect luxury during the trekking, it will be a basic single bed. Recommendation to bring one extra sleeping bag.

What kind of food is available on the Everest Base Camp Trek?

During the Everest Base Camp Trek, trekkers can enjoy a diverse range of food options, from Nepali, Tibetan, Indian, and Western cuisine, to both vegetarian and non-vegetarian choices. However, beyond Namche, the availability of food options tends to be more limited and often includes vegetarian Daal Bhat and noodles.

What kind of equipment do I need for the Everest Base Camp Trek?

You need basic trekking equipment such as hiking boots, warm clothing, a sleeping bag, a backpack, a water bottle, a headlamp, and trekking poles, as well as specialized gear for high altitude trekking such as crampons, ice axe, and a down jacket. Please refer to our “Know your trip page”.

Can I do the Everest Base Camp Trek solo?

While it is possible to do the Everest Base Camp Trek solo, it’s recommended to hire an experienced guide for safety reasons and to make the most of the trek. A guide can provide valuable knowledge about the trail, culture, and customs, as well as assistance with navigation and logistics. Additionally, trekking with a guide can provide peace of mind in case of emergencies.

We at madam-tours will always try to find a travel partner for you as well as an experienced guide.

Do I need travel insurance for the Everest Base Camp Trek?

Yes, travel insurance is mandatory for the Everest Base Camp Trek. It should cover emergency medical evacuation, trip cancellation, and medical expenses in case of illness or injury. It’s important to read the policy carefully to ensure it covers trekking activities at high altitudes.