• Overview
  • Itinerary
  • Best Time
  • Costing
  • Equipments
  • Map
  • FAQ
  • Trip Photos
  • Departure
  • Reviews
Everest Base Camp Trek 14 Days
Everest Base Camp Trek 14 Days
Everest Base Camp Trek 14 Days
Everest Base Camp Trek 14 Days
Everest Base Camp Trek 14 Days

Everest Base Camp Trek 14 Days

Duration

14 days

Group size

2-10

Activities

All Trekking

Country

Nepal

Region

Everest Region

Destination

Lukla, Namche, Phakding, Tengboche, Dingboche, Lobuche, Gorakshep
Start/End point

Start/End point

Kathmandu
Max Altitude

Max Altitude

5550
Meals

Meals

Included
Activity

Activity

Trekking
About Everest Base Camp Trek
star
EBC Trek Highlights
  • Everest Base Camp Trek is one of the finest treks in the world that centers on the world's highest peak Mt. Everest.
  • The trail runs over the fringe of Sagarmatha National Park.
  • You take a flight to Lukla Airport, either from Ramechhap or Kathmandu. Lukla Airport is also considered as world’s most dangerous airport.
  • A local mountain trekking guide with extensive knowledge of the routes and accommodations in the Everest Base Camp Trek will accompany you.
  • Namche Bazaar: The Gateway to Everest Base Camp.
  • Tengboche is a religious community with a spiritual focus while in transit to Everest Base Camp.
  • Hike to Kala Patthar, which is located higher than Everest Base Camp with a bonus panoramic view.

Everest Base Camp is a world-renowned trekking destination located in the Khumbu region of Nepal. Situated at an altitude of 5,364 meters (17,598 feet), the base camp provides stunning views of the world's highest peak, Mount Everest (8,848 meters / 29,029 feet).

The journey to Everest Base Camp Trek typically takes around 12-14 days, and the trek passes through picturesque Sherpa villages, rugged terrain, and High Mountain passes. The starting point of the trek is Lukla, a small town in the Solukhumbu district, accessible only by a short but exciting flight from Kathmandu. From Lukla, the trek follows the Dudh Koshi River and takes trekkers through Namche Bazaar, the gateway to the Khumbu Region. Namche Bazaar is a vibrant town and a popular acclimatization spot where trekkers can enjoy the local hospitality, rest, and acclimatize to the high altitude.

The trek to Everest Base Camp is a challenging one, and it requires a good level of physical fitness and stamina. The trail is steep, and the altitude can cause altitude sickness. However, with proper preparation and pacing, trekkers of all ages and backgrounds can complete the journey.

The Everest Base Camp Trek offers a chance to witness the beauty of the Himalayas up close and personal, including peaks such as Lhotse, Nuptse, and Ama Dablam. Along the way, trekkers will also pass through numerous Buddhist monasteries, prayer flags, and mani stones, which add to the spiritual and cultural significance of the trek.

Reaching Mount Everest Base Camp is a once-in-a-lifetime experience and a dream come true for many adventure enthusiasts. The feeling of standing at the base of the highest mountain in the world and witnessing the awe-inspiring beauty of the Himalayas is truly unforgettable. It is no wonder that Everest Base Camp Trek is one of the most popular trekking destinations in the world, attracting thousands of trekkers each year.

 

Why Master Himalaya?

Master Himalaya is a team with a long history in tourism, although our trekking branch has only been around for 10 years. Similarly, we also have hotels in Dingboche, Lobuche, and Pheriche in the Everest Region, which allows us to offer you the best prices

View more

Detailed Itinerary

1

Day 1:

Arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport, Kathmandu, and rest for a day

Arrive in Kathmandu and rest for the day to recover from your journey after having a welcome dinner with the Master Himalaya team. You can explore some of the city's cultural sites if you have the energy.

2

Day 2:

Exciting flight from Kathmandu to Lukla- 30 mins, trek from Lukla to Phakding(2650m)

On the first day, we take a short flight from Kathmandu to Lukla, which only takes about 35 minutes. We can choose to fly in a fixed-wing plane or a helicopter, but the cost may vary slightly. After arriving in Lukla, we begin our trek to Phakding. Since we reach Lukla early in the morning, it's not practical to stay there for the whole day. We can have dinner either in Lukla or along the way, as there are plenty of hotels on the route

3

Day 3:

Trekking to Namche Bazaar (3440m) from Phakding, via Monjo ( Trek hours : 5-6 hrs)

After we reach phakding now we head towards our first popular renowned destination Namche Bazzar.The Gate way to Everest base camp, In between there is a place called monjo where we have our lunch  Nammche Bazzar is a main trading center and hub for the Khumbu (Everest) region. You can also find many luxury hotels here. Altitude of Namche is 3500 m.

4

Day 4:

Rest at Namche Bazaar for Acclimatization

We stay here for acclimation because it will be completely unsafe to go to higher altitude without preparation. Namche being a market you can also find necessary equipment’s for trekking (but it will be more costly so be prepared in Kathmandu) and helps you to understand culture. You will find many tourist from the entire world we can say you are at a mini world between the mountains. You can also find porters there but it will be very costly to hire there. Today is a full day rest so if you don’t want to stay in Namche we also have option to hike to khunde or Hotel Everest view( one of the popular hotel in Syangboche).

5

Day 5:

Trek to Tengboche (3855m) via villages like Khunde, Khumjung ( Trek hours : 5-6hrs)

Next destination Tengboche , from Namche it its just a 5-6 hrs walk, from here tourist gets divided because tourist going for a gokyo lake will go the other way to Phortse, tourist going to complete high pass like renjo-la pass and cho –la will also go other way to Phortse and tourist going for a Everest base camp head straight. Tengboche is spiritually very popular. You can find many powerful monasteries there. 

6

Day 6:

Trek to Dingboche (4410m) from Tengboche ( Trek hours : 5-6hrs)

Next destination is either Dingboche or Pheriche. You can go any anywhere you wish. It is again a two way route. Mastrrer Himalaya Treks and Expedition also own hotel at Dingboche named as Family guest house. From Dingboche you can also head towards Kongma -la pass via Chukkung and reach lobuche(Need Extra Days). 

7

Day 7:

Acclimization at Dingboche

Since we are climbing higher and higher we must priorities safety. So, another rest day at dingboche or pheriche either you can also stay one night at dingboche walk a little and stay another night at pheriche or stay at pheriche while returning. . From dingboche you can also head towards Kongma -la pass via chukkung and reach lobuche (It will take two Extra Days).

8

Day 8:

Trek to Lobuche (4940m) from Dingboche ( Trek hours: 4 hrs)

Next popular destination is lobuche(4928 m). Specially it is a name of a peak, lobuche peak altitude of (6119 m). it is one of the popular 6000 m expedition, you can see many climbers fulfilling there dream to lobuche.  There is also a old research center called lobuche pyramid. Master Himalaya Treks and Expedition also Owns hotel at lobuche.

9

Day 9:

Trek to Everest Base Camp ( 5364m) and Trek Back to Gorak Shep (5164m) ( Trek hours : 5-6hrs)

You are now heading toward the altitude of 5364 m the Everest base camp crossing Gorekshep, but we cannot stay and there is no permanent hotels at Everest base camp so we keep our bag pack at gorekshep and hike to Everest base camp and again return to Gorekshep and stay one night at gorekshep.

10

Day 10:

Hike to Kala Patthar Viewpoint (5550m) and Trek to Pheriche (4250m) via Gorak Shep ( Trek hours : 6-7hrs)

After we wake up early morning we are going for a one last view of the entire range of  The Everest. Since we cannot see a panoramic view from Gorekshep we hike to kala patther of the altitude higher than Everest base camp 5644 m see the full range and get down to Pheriche.  we are moving down to low altitude we can reach Pheriche in about 7-8 hours.

Note problem for many trekkers, returning the same route and Teavellers/trekkers want to experience something new. Trekkers have already experienced the route places and culture. Travelers also stay extra night in Namche and dingboche/pheriche. They also get very tired when they reach everest base camp. Thinking that returning the same route is more tiresome. So there is Now a option and the new trending packages called Everest Base camp trek with Helicopter return.

11

Day 11:

Trek from Pheriche (4,250m ) to Namche ( Trek hours : 7-8hrs)

Trek back to Namche Bazaar, retracing your steps.

12

Day 12:

Trek from Namche to Lukla

You will continue your trek to Lukla. You see the world's most dangerous airport of all time. Celebrating the memories of your Everest journey.

13

Day 13:

Fly Back to Kathmandu (14000m) from Lukla

Take a flight back to Kathmandu from Lukla. Leaving your footprints and taking all the memories with you. You can share your experience with the Master Himalaya team while enjoying your farewell dinner.

14

Day 14:

International Departure

One of our team members will drop you at Tribhuvan International Airport. 

Costing Details
What is Included in Everest Base Camp Trek Cost ?
  • Round-trip flight (Kathmandu-Lukla) inclusive of departure taxes.
  • Two nights accommodation in a well-appointed 3-star hotel in Kathmandu, inclusive of a breakfast plan.
  •  Eleven nights and twelve days of lodging in the finest guesthouses available (twin-sharing basis) from departure in Kathmandu until your return, featuring personal bathrooms with hot showers in Phakding, Lukla, and Namche.
  • Three nutritious daily meals, covering breakfast, lunch, and dinner, throughout the entire Everest Base Camp trekking.
  • Refreshing snacks of locally sourced, seasonal fruits on trekking days.
  • Entry tickets for National Parks and Heritage sites during the trek.
  • Two essential trekking permits (SNP and KPL Rural Municipality Permit).
  • An accredited, English-speaking, experienced Everest trekking guide to lead the way.
  • Porter support for carrying your baggage during the Everest journey (ratio: 1 porter for every two clients).
  • Inclusive coverage of all costs related to the guide and porter, encompassing food, accommodation, salary, and necessary equipment.
  • Provision of a duffel bag and sleeping bags for use during the trekking adventure if required (need to return after trek).
  • Completion of all required paperwork and adherence to government taxes and service charges.
  • Availability of a well-equipped first aid kit for any unforeseen circumstances.
  • Free health check up at Namche, Dingboche and Gorakshep is included.
What is Excluded In Everest Base Camp Trek Cost ?
  • International flight expenses.
  • Charges for excess baggage (Limit is 9 kg per person) during the trek.
  • All meals in Kathmandu, both before and after the trek.
  • Additional accommodation in Kathmandu, if required due to early arrival, late departure, or an early return from the trek.
  • Personal expenses include shopping, snacks, boiled bottled water, hot (Tea/Coffee), cold drinks, hot showers, alcohol, Wi-Fi, telephone calls, battery recharge fees, extra porters, etc.
  • Personal clothing and gear.
  • Mandatory travel insurance covering emergency high-altitude rescue and evacuation.
  • Recommended tips for guides and porters.
  • Any other expenses not explicitly mentioned in the "What is included in my 14 Days EBC Tour Package" section.
Gears And Equipments
Clothing
Clothing
  • Sun hat or cap
  • Knitted hat/Beanie
  • Scarf/Neck Gaiter/Buff
  • Headlamp
  • Sunglasses
  • Technical fabric base layer (light for warmer months, heavy for colder months)
  • Technical fabric short (2) and long sleeve (2) shirts
  • Waterproof, windproof shell
  • Fleece jacket or pullover
  • echnical fabric base layer (light for warmer months, heavy for colder months)
  • Hiking pants (2)
  • Comfortable pants for inside the teahouses
  • Waterproof, windproof shell
  • Hiking shorts
  • Wool or technical fabric warm socks
  • Hiking socks
  • Liner socks (optional, e.g., silk)
  • Trekking/hiking boots (waterproof recommended)
  • Ice Cleats/Micro Spikes (for trekking Nov-Mar)
  • Casual shoes
  • Gaiters (lightweight for dust, heavy for snow in colder months)
  • Technical fabric/quick-drying underwear
  • Sports bras (for women)
  • Pajamas or sleeping clothes
Documentation
Documentation
  • Passport
  • Extra copies of passport-sized photos
  • Airline tickets (leave a copy in Kathmandu office)
  • Waterproof/dry bags for documents and money
  • Permits (Master Himalaya Guide will manage) 

 

Medical
Medical
  • Sunscreen
  • Lip balm
  • Ointment
  • Cough Syrup (for Khumbu Cough)
  • Mosquito repellent cream (for Kathmandu and Phakding)
Optional
Optional
  • Power bank or extra batteries
  • Cameras and mobile phone
  • Cards/book
  • Binoculars
  • Pee bottle/pee funnel for women
  • Trekking poles
  • Whistle
  • Thermos for hot water
Upcoming Departures

October 2024

November 2024

December 2024

March 2025

April 2025

May 2025

14 Days

Oct 01, 2024

$1500 $1300

Deposit $1300

10 seats available
Book this trip
14 Days

Oct 05, 2024

$1500 $1300

Deposit $1300

10 seats available
Book this trip
14 Days

Oct 10, 2024

$1500 $1300

Deposit $1300

10 seats available
Book this trip
14 Days

Oct 15, 2024

$1500 $1300

Deposit $1300

10 seats available
Book this trip
14 Days

Oct 25, 2024

$1500 $1300

Deposit $1300

10 seats available
Book this trip
14 Days

Oct 30, 2024

$1500 $1250

Deposit $1250

10 seats available
Book this trip
14 Days

Nov 05, 2024

$1500 $1300

Deposit $1300

10 seats available
Book this trip
14 Days

Nov 10, 2024

$1500 $1300

Deposit $1300

10 seats available
Book this trip
14 Days

Nov 15, 2024

$1500 $1300

Deposit $1300

7 seats available
Book this trip
14 Days

Nov 20, 2024

$1500 $1300

Deposit $1300

10 seats available
Book this trip
14 Days

Nov 25, 2024

$1500 $1250

Deposit $1250

10 seats available
Book this trip
14 Days

Nov 30, 2024

$1500 $1300

Deposit $1300

10 seats available
Book this trip
14 Days

Dec 01, 2024

$1500 $1300

Deposit $1300

10 seats available
Book this trip
14 Days

Dec 05, 2024

$1500 $1300

Deposit $1300

10 seats available
Book this trip
14 Days

Dec 10, 2024

$1500 $1300

Deposit $1300

10 seats available
Book this trip
14 Days

Dec 15, 2024

$1500 $1250

Deposit $1250

10 seats available
Book this trip
14 Days

Dec 20, 2024

$1500 $1300

Deposit $1300

8 seats available
Book this trip
14 Days

Dec 25, 2024

$1500 $1300

Deposit $1300

10 seats available
Book this trip
14 Days

Dec 30, 2024

$1500 $1250

Deposit $1250

10 seats available
Book this trip
14 Days

Dec 31, 2024

$1500 $1250

Deposit $1250

10 seats available
Book this trip
14 Days

Mar 03, 2025

$1500 $1250

Deposit $1250

10 seats available
Book this trip
14 Days

Mar 07, 2025

$1500 $1250

Deposit $1250

10 seats available
Book this trip
14 Days

Mar 12, 2025

$1500 $1250

Deposit $1250

10 seats available
Book this trip
14 Days

Mar 17, 2025

$1500 $1250

Deposit $1250

10 seats available
Book this trip
14 Days

Mar 22, 2025

$1500 $1250

Deposit $1250

10 seats available
Book this trip
14 Days

Mar 25, 2025

$1500 $1250

Deposit $1250

10 seats available
Book this trip
14 Days

Mar 30, 2025

$1500 $1250

Deposit $1250

10 seats available
Book this trip
14 Days

Apr 05, 2025

$1500 $1250

Deposit $1250

10 seats available
Book this trip
14 Days

Apr 11, 2025

$1500 $1250

Deposit $1250

10 seats available
Book this trip
14 Days

Apr 17, 2025

$1500 $1250

Deposit $1250

10 seats available
Book this trip
14 Days

Apr 22, 2025

$1500 $1250

Deposit $1250

10 seats available
Book this trip
14 Days

Apr 28, 2025

$1500 $1250

Deposit $1250

10 seats available
Book this trip
14 Days

May 02, 2025

$1500 $1250

Deposit $1250

10 seats available
Book this trip
14 Days

May 06, 2025

$1500 $1250

Deposit $1250

10 seats available
Book this trip
14 Days

May 10, 2025

$1500 $1250

Deposit $1250

10 seats available
Book this trip
14 Days

May 14, 2025

$1500 $1250

Deposit $1250

10 seats available
Book this trip
14 Days

May 21, 2025

$1500 $1250

Deposit $1250

10 seats available
Book this trip
14 Days

May 24, 2025

$1500 $1250

Deposit $1250

10 seats available
Book this trip
14 Days

May 30, 2025

$1500 $1250

Deposit $1250

10 seats available
Book this trip

Important Notes

Our standard itinerary may experience slight variations due to unforeseen circumstances beyond our control. Factors such as flight cancellations/delays, adverse weather conditions, natural disasters, changes in government regulations, political events, or the health conditions of trekkers could potentially impact the planned schedule. In such situations, we seek your cooperation and flexibility as we explore the best possible alternatives to resume the trek.

We strongly recommend arriving one day before the trip's start date to allow for rest and to provide enough time to acquire the necessary clothing, equipment, and gear required for the trek. Additionally, it is advisable to schedule international flights with extra days in Nepal both before and after the trek, considering the possibility of flight delays or cancellations due to weather conditions.

Furthermore, you have the option to customize your trip by adding on a sightseeing tour in Kathmandu, participating in other adventure sports, or embarking on day trips around the country before or after the trek. This flexibility ensures a more comprehensive and enjoyable travel experience, accommodating any unexpected changes in the itinerary.

Accommodation in Everest base camp Trek

Accommodation in Everest base camp Trek has been well established much more then other Base camp trek trek due to growing in tourism Industry. Almost all teahouses on the popular trail like Gokyo or Everest Base camp trekking provide good basic standards of comfort and cleanliness. On the trail of Everest Base Camp, you can find friendly tea houses and luxurious hotels. It is still possible to tented camps but not so popular because we can find enough Tea house and hotel.

Accommodations along the Everest Base Camp trek offer twin-sharing rooms, each equipped with two beds and without attached bathrooms. The rooms provide basic furniture, including a small table or chair, and some may feature additional amenities such as shelves and hooks for hanging clothes. For those seeking a more luxurious experience, certain lodges provide upgraded rooms with enhanced facilities. The beds in these accommodations are furnished with mattresses, pillows, bed sheets, and cozy blankets for a comfortable night's rest. The ‘living room’ area is used for eating and relaxing. It is also heated in the evenings with a pot-bellied stove. Lodges are usually sociable places where you can meet many other trekkers. Many trekkers come equipped with their own books to read and phones to pass their time with.

 Therefore, if you’re planning to trek to Everest Base Camp during peak trekking seasons, my number one tip is to book your accommodation as early as possible! Master Himalaya treks and expedition can help you on this

Camping Accommodation

The camping mode of accommodation is generally used by expedition teams while climbing Mt Everest, Mt Lhotse or any other peak as there are not lodges beyond certain points. While trekking, camping accommodation is used in remote treks such as Dhaulagiri, Dolpo, and Kanchenjunga. Usually, tents are used for accommodation and cooking staff prepares food while big crews are hired for different work.

Although camping on the Everest Base Camp trail is an amazing experience, it is generally avoided due to the easy accessibility of teahouses. It is not a wise idea to set up a tent just next to those cozy teahouses.

Accommodation in lukla

Lukla offers you a wide range of options for accommodation like teahouses, hotels as well as luxury hotels for all budgets and preferences during your trek. Teahouses are basically homes of locals, later upgraded as lodges with better beds and multiple food options. Hotels, or lodges, have been built with many rooms to accommodate a large number of trekkers. Similarly, you’ll also find hotels designed for luxury like Yeti Mountain Home to serve you comfort like no less than hotels in Kathmandu.

What Service Do I expect in lukla hotels?

Indulging in food and beverages during the Everest Base Camp trek is a treat, and even in Lukla, hotels offer an extensive menu with dedicated kitchen staff. A sample menu from one of the hotels includes a variety of options. Additionally, Lukla boasts various restaurants offering diverse cuisines and cozy coffee places for a delightful culinary experience.

Charging electronic devices is hassle-free in Lukla, as there is no extra fee for utilizing charging ports. Most hotels provide these ports in rooms, and if not, they are available in the dining area.

For those opting for a room with an attached toilet, hot showers are often complimentary, with options like solar or geyser showers. However, in basic rooms with shared toilets, there may be an additional charge ranging from USD 3 to USD 5 for hot showers.

Lukla maintains a reliable cellular network with both NTC and Ncell networks functioning well. Wi-Fi options are abundant, including the use of personal data packs from NTC and Ncell at reasonable rates. Most hotels offer free Wi-Fi, effective in both dining areas and rooms. Everest Link provides an alternative for consistent internet service throughout the trek, covering higher altitudes like Gorakshep, Gokyo, and various sections of the Three Pass Trek, with options of 10 GB and 20 GB data packs.

Regarding toilets, hotels feature western-style facilities, but it's advisable to carry toilet rolls as water availability may vary. Other amenities include POS machines accepting credit cards, laundry services, and the convenience of hotels assisting in flight ticket arrangements. The hospitality in Lukla ensures a comfortable and well-equipped stay for trekkers

Accommodation in Namche

Usually, trekkers stay At Namche Bazar for two nights for acclimatization while ascending and stay a night while descending during the Everest Base Camp Trek. There are several luxury hotels and high-end lodges in and around Namche Bazaar. Hotel Everest View is one of the most popular hotels, holding the Guinness world record for a hotel in the highest altitude.

For budget travelers, there are several guesthouses and lodges in Namche Bazaar, such as the Khumbu Lodge, Himalayan Lodge, and the Hotel Sherwi Khangba. These places offer basic accommodation with shared bathrooms and common areas but are clean and comfortable.

 If you are in search of luxury to pamper yourself or just need a place to rest during your trek, Namche promises you both.

 

What Service Do I expect in Namche?

The rooms of these high-end hotels consist of an electric blanket, a small heater, thermos, and free WiFi throughout the hotel. The rooms have attached bathrooms with hot shower and western-style toilets. You will find charging outlets in each room for your electronic devices. You will get all these services and facilities with no additional costs. The price often includes breakfast.

Accommodation in Tyangboche

In Tengboche, a limited number of teahouses, around 4 to 5, provide essential accommodation services. As you progress along the trail , you can expect more basic tea houses with fundamental facilities. Tengboche, being a popular stop for trekkers attending the morning prayer at the monastery, experiences high demand during peak seasons, resulting in packed teahouses.

Accommodations in Tengboche typically offer basic rooms, often shared, with communal toilet facilities. Notably, the Tengboche Guesthouse is recognized among the teahouses in the area.

For those seeking a bit more comfort, lodges in Tengboche provide the option of private rooms and may offer a broader variety of food. It's essential to keep in mind that transporting supplies up the mountain poses logistical challenges, so menus might still have some limitations.

While less common, some trekkers may have the opportunity to arrange a homestay in Tengboche. Opting for a homestay provides a unique chance to immerse oneself in the local Sherpa culture firsthand, even though the amenities may be comparable to or slightly less than those in a teahouse.

Accommodation in Dingboche

Dingboche serves as a popular acclimatization stop for trekkers after Namche, offering tea houses that have transformed into comfortable lodges and hotels operated by Sherpas. The services across most lodges are quite similar, with comparable menu rates and price ranges.

What Service Do I expect in Dingboche?

  • Basic Rooms: These rooms lack attached toilets and generally include two single beds, a table, a dustbin, and, if fortunate, a hanger. Lodges provide comfortable beds and quality blankets, making the use of a sleeping bag optional.
  • Rooms with Attached Bathroom: Some hotels offer rooms with attached toilets and additional amenities in Dingboche. Facilities may vary, including electric blankets, towels, slippers, and charging ports. However, due to factors like altitude and temperature, some hotel rooms may only have toilets and may or may not offer hot showers.
  • Battery Charging: Charging services are generally available in lodges, with some hotels charging on an hourly basis. Carrying a solar-powered power bank is recommended to save costs.
  • Hot Showers: Hot showers are considered a luxury after Namche Bazaar and may not be complimentary, except in deluxe rooms. The cost ranges from USD 5 to USD 7 per bath, and there is typically a time limit. Cold showers are free but not advisable.
  • Internet/Wifi: While there's no cellular network, Everest Link provides internet services in Dingboche. Prepaid cards for volume-based internet can be purchased in lodges. Data package costs range from Nrs. 600 to Nrs. 2999, offering connectivity for various durations and locations along the trail.

Accommodation in Lobuche

 Lobuche, your penultimate stop before reaching Everest Base Camp, offers over half a dozen hotels providing decent accommodation in the area. To ensure a comfortable stay, here's a comprehensive guide to plan your accommodation in Lobuche.

What kind of Accomodation will I find in Lobuche?

Your primary accommodation options in Lobuche are hotels, featuring decent rooms, warm dining halls, and a variety of food options to cater to trekkers on the trails. Tea houses, run by Sherpas, share similarities in rooms, services, and prices with hotels. Basic rooms in hotels typically include two or more beds, a table, and a dustbin. Hotels offer warm blankets and mattresses, though trekkers can bring their own sleeping bags if preferred.

Lobuche offers a bakery outside Hotel Mother Earth, likely the highest bakery in the mountains, equipped with a coffee machine. Additionally, hotels can assist in arranging helicopters and horses in case of need.

What types of food item & Services do we expect in lobuche?

 Hotels along the Everest Base Camp trekking trails, including Lobuche, boast extensive menus. Options range from Dal Bhat, spaghetti, momos, and spring rolls to pizzas—providing a variety of choices reminiscent of lower altitudes. The menu prices remain relatively consistent throughout Lobuche.

  • One dish: USD 4-USD 8
  • Set Breakfast: USD 6 -USD 10
  • Soup: USD 4-USD 6
  • Beverage Price Range: USD 1- USD 4
  • Hot Water: USD 1 -2 per cup

Battery Charging 

Charging your devices is available in the dining hall near the reception desk. Prices range from USD 4- USD 5 per hour for mobile charging and USD 10 for charging camera batteries and power banks. Bringing your own solar-powered charging devices is recommended to save costs and avoid waiting in queues.

Hot Showers

Lobuche provides only bucket showers, and it's advisable to avoid showers at this altitude. The cost for a bucket shower is approximately USD 7.

Cellular Network and Internet/Wifi

None of the cellular networks work in Lobuche. Everest Link is the sole option for emergencies, providing wifi services in all hotels. Wifi cards are available for purchase, offering connectivity for quick messages, location updates, or posting pictures. Data volume and prices range from Nrs. 600 to Nrs. 2999.

Toilets

In most hotels in Lobuche, western-style toilets are not available. Squat toilets are more common and easier to maintain, although during peak seasons, when there is a high flow of trekkers, they may get dirty.

Booking Considerations: There are limited lodges in Lobuche due to National Park restrictions on new hotel construction. Finding a room during peak seasons can be challenging, often leading trekkers to end up in dining halls. Therefore, it is advisable to book rooms in advance for a smoother experience.

Accomodation in Gorekshep

There are only basic rooms with shared toilets in Gorakshep. Rooms are very basic with nothing but only beds. Although hotels offer a blanket and woolen bed sheets, rooms can be very cold so you should consider bringing your sleeping bags. During high flow of tourists, many trekkers are forced to stay in dining areas as well. 

 

What Service can I Expect in gorekshep?

 

Nestled at an impressive altitude of 5100 meters, Gorakshep, despite being the final village on the trail, surprises trekkers with a diverse food menu. While the guarantee of gourmet delights isn't assured, the meals are unquestionably 'mountain good.' Although prices for meals tend to be relatively high, they remain consistent across all hotels.

Meal Price Ranges:

  • One dish: USD 4-USD 8
  • Set Breakfast: USD 6 -USD 10
  • Soup: USD 4-USD 6

Staying hydrated is crucial to ward off altitude sickness in the Everest Region, and Gorakshep offers an array of drinks such as tea, coffee, and hot juice. However, water scarcity is a concern in this village. Hotels have ingeniously created a water pond, with water carried daily for various purposes. Trekkers are charged for every cup of hot water consumed.

  • Beverage Price Range: USD 1 -USD 4
  • Water cost: USD 1-2 per cup

Battery Charging 

Charging options are available in the dining hall, but prices are steep. Wise packing, including bringing personal power banks, especially solar-powered ones, is recommended for the Everest trek. Charging is billed on an hourly basis, with higher charges for camera gear.

  • Cost: USD 4- USD 5 per hour for mobile charging

Hot Showers

 Hot showers in Gorakshep are discouraged for health and altitude reasons, even by the hotels. However, for those in absolute need, the cost is around USD 10 for a quick hotel bucket shower.

Cellular Network

 Surprisingly, the NTC cell network functions in Gorakshep, thanks to the collective efforts of hotel owners who installed a tower in this remote village. It provides decent phone reception, suitable for calls, though not strong enough for seamless internet.

Internet/ Wifi

 Apart from NTC, Everest Link is available in Gorakshep. The wifi is suitable for sending quick updates and messages in emergencies, but its reliability is compromised during bad weather. Data volume and prices are as follows:

  • 600 MB, Price: Nrs. 600 ~ USD 6 [Lodge specific, only runs in the particular lodge]
  • 10 GB, Validity: 30 days, Price: Nrs. 1999 ~ USD 18 [Not lodge specific, can use the data pack anywhere on the trail]
  • 20 GB, Validity: 30 days, Price: Nrs. 2999 ~ USD 25

Toilets

 Due to extreme cold temperatures, hotels in Gorakshep feature squat toilets to prevent water freezing. Shared toilets, one or two on each floor, with water stored separately in large tanks and drums. During peak seasons, when trekker traffic is high, the toilets may become less pristine despite the diligent efforts of hotel staff.

Other Services

 While hotels generally lack additional services, they are open to providing packed meals and a thermos of drink for trekkers heading to Everest Base Camp or Kala Patthar. In case of need, hotels can also arrange helicopter and horse services.

 

Master Himalaya Feedback
Leave a review

We value your feedback on the recent trip. Please take a moment to review your experience, including the destination and accommodation. Your input helps us improve our services.

Accommodation:
Value For Money:
Staff:
Meals:
Pre-Trip Info:
Transport:
$1500 $1250
Book now