8 day Everest Base Camp Trek with Helicopter Included

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8 day Everest Base Camp Trek with Helicopter Included

Date: Friday 5 April - Sunday 14 April (Other dates available throughout the year. Click Here)

This trek to the world’s most famous basecamp perfectly fits your ten day Spring holiday with the first day designed to fit your flight to Nepal which arrives in Kathmandu on Friday 5 April at 3:00 pm (1500hrs), and the last day fits your flight departure from Kathmandu leaving on Sunday 14 April at 4:00 pm (1600hrs). The trek allows for plenty of time for careful acclimatization and rest days, but takes advantage of two helicopter flights, upon entry and exit, eliminating slower airplane flights and repetitive trekking back down from basecamp. Come along with our accomplished leaders and guides and experience the Magic of Everest and Exotic Kathmandu.

 Full Service Cost: $4,250, £3,350, €3,850, UAE Dhs 15,650 (fixed in USD) 

We trek to base camp on snow-free paths through green terraced villages, rushing rivers, suspension bridges, lush forests, stay in civilized 'teahouses' and camp in verdant meadows beneath towering peaks. There is ample time to experience the friendly and exotic culture of the Khumbu Valley, as we walk at a careful pace, with extra rest days for acclimatisation, through some of the most spectacular natural settings and mountain scenery in the world, while staying in comfortable lodgings.

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Optional Island Peak add on

Everest Basecamp Trek Nepal Overview

The Everest Base Camp trek, also known as the EBC trek, is arguably the most dramatic and awe-inspiring trek in Nepal, if not in the world. Stand face to face with Mount Everest (Sagarmatha in Nepali) at 8,848 meters. Follow in the footsteps of great mountaineers such as Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay, who were inspired to conquer Everest's summit.

These treks are in the spring and fall, the main climbing seasons for Everest and Ama Dablam. You will have a chance to sample expedition life and check out the basecamps of teams from around the world

You travel at a very careful pace without having to carry a heavy rucksack, while enjoying freshly prepared meals and lots of hot drinks, all important for acclimatization. The logistics are all taken care of, so just relax and enjoy the pure and pristine environment of the high Himalaya.

This easy, peaceful and interesting trek to Everest maximizes many years of accumulated wisdom in the Himalaya, a long and proven record of safe and fun trekking through Tibet, Nepal, China, Africa, and many other fascinating mountain destinations around the world. back to top Stupa, AmaDablam, trekkers, yaks all in Khumbu Valley 


Everest Base Camp Trek Nepal Cost

Our full-service expedition includes:

What is not included?

  • International flights to/from Kathmandu
  • Mountain climbing rescue and travel insurance
  • Personal climbing equipment and clothing
  • Gratuities for staff
  • Nepalese visa

Everest Base Camp Trek Nepal Itinerary

Friday, 5 April:  Arrive Kathmandu KTM at 3:00 pm . Check in at hotel Harati Manor Inn. Walk to a nice restaurant for dinner. Evening sightseeing on foot around the fun neighborhood of Thamel, checking out such sights as Dreams Garden and Yak and Yeti Garden.

Saturday, 6 April: Fly from Kathmandu to Lukla 2,840 meters/9,318 feet. Trek to Phakding, where we stay at a teahouse, 2650 meters/8,694 feet.

Sunday, 7 April: Walk to Namche Bazaar 3,440 meters/11,286 feet. Namche is the small and interesting capitol city of the Sherpa people. We will stay in a lovely teahouse with amazing views.

Monday, 8 April: Rest day with acclimatization hike to Everest View Hotel just above Namche, with incredible first views of the Everest Massif, Ama Dablam and many other iconic Himalayan peaks. Return to Namche for a visit to the famous local cafes and restaurants for delicious chocolate cake and cappuccino, perhaps even a drink at the Irish Pub. Stay in teahouse that night.

Tuesday, 9 April: Walk to Pangboche, 3750 metres (12,300 feet). Participate in a Buddhist Puja blessing ceremony with the local Lama at the monastery if you wish. See the Yeti skull and Yeti hand. Stay in a famous Teahouse with the best views of Ama Dablam, Nuptse, Lhotse, and Everest.

Wednesday, 10 April: Short walk along the Dudh Khosi River to Dingboche, 4410 metres (14,470 feet). Stay in comfortable Teahouse.

Thursday, 11 April: Acclimatization walk in Dingboche to Nangkartshang summit/ridge at 5000 metres (16,400 feet), return to Dingboche, to visit some of the delicious bakeries in town and sample their chocolate cake and cappuccino. Stay in warm teahouse that night.

Friday, 12 April: Walk to Lobuche, 4900 metres (16,075 feet). Along the way visit Dughla Hill, the most famous memorial park to fallen Everest climbers, with 100s of monuments to those who have died on our world’s highest peak. Stay in comfortable warm teahouse.

Saturday, 13 April: Walk to Everest Basecamp 5340 metres (17,400 feet) and take important photos of the famous Everest Base Camp Rock. Return to Gorak Shep Village at 5,160 meters/16,929 feet for a delicious dinner around the warm fire in the Himalayan Lodge teahouse.

Sunday, 14 April: Morning helicopter to Lukla, then a short flight to Kathmandu for a delicious lunch and a hot shower at the hotel. Depart Kathmandu KTM at 4:00 pm to home country.

Everest Base Camp Trek Nepal Leadership and Staff
Leadership: Dan Mazur is a relaxed, friendly, well organized, and highly skilled professional with over 20 years of experience leading people to the summits of Everest, K2, Broad Peak, Gasherbrum, Cho Oyu, Lhotse, Manaslu, Shishapangma, Baruntse, and Everest Base Camp

Sherpas: We employ some of Nepal, Tibet, and the Karakorum’s best local mountaineers and Sherpas to assist team members in realizing their summit goals. Our friendly and loyal high altitude climbing staff has supported teams to the summits of more than ten of the highest peaks in the Himalaya.
Everest Base Camp Trek Nepal Personal and Team Equipment

Upper Body:

  • 1 cotton t-shirt
  • 1 cotton long sleeved shirt
  • 1 polypropylene warm but light thermal long shirt
  • 1 fleece jacket
  • 1 wind/waterproof jacket with hood
  • Umbrella (optional)


  • 1 pair warm poly thermal gloves, with waterproof wind shell (the latter is optional)


  • 1 cotton sun hat
  • 1 scarf (optional)
  • 1 fleece balaclava or warm hat
  • 1 head torch/headlamp with extra batteries
Lower Body:
  • 2 pair underwear
  • 1 pair walking shorts
  • 1 pair long trousers
  • 1 pair warm but light thermal leggings
  • 1 pair fleece/pile pants
  • 1 pair wind/waterproof pants
  • 2 pair socks
  • 1 pair sandals for use in hotel
  • 2 pair medium weight wool socks
  • 1 pairof sturdy, leather trekking boots ("broken-in" please)
  • 1 pair trainers/lightweight running shoes for trekking on flat, easy trails
  • Sleeping bag (good to -10 degrees C or 10 degrees F)
  • Closed cell foam kari-mat/sleeping pad (optional).
Rucksack and Travel Bags:
  • Medium backpack (40-60 liters)
  • Waterproof rucksack cover (optional)
  • 1 large kit-travel bag with lock (80-120 liters)
Personal Hygiene:
  • Toothpaste and toothbrush
  • Bar of soap and small towel
  • Female or male hygiene supplies
  • Earplugs
  • Face Mask
  • Hand sanitiser
  • Disposable gloves
  • Disinfectant wipes

Medical: Medications are inexpensive and readily available in Kathmandu without a prescription.

  • Small personal first-aid kit: blister repair, first-aid tape, plasters/ Band-Aids, personal medications, etc. The leader will have an extensive first-aid kit.
  • 10 anti-diarrhea pills (Imodium, Loperamide)
  • 10 anti-headache pills (Paracetamol, Tylenol)
  • 10 anti-inflammatory pills (Ibuprofen)
  • 20 cough lozenges, cough sweets, Strepsils, Halls
  • 1 small bottle anti-altitude sickness pills: Diamox, Acetylzolamide
  • 10 stomach antibiotic pills: (Ciprofloxacin, Norfloxacin)
  • 6 broad spectrum antibiotic pills: (Azithromycin)
  • Do not bring sleeping pills. They are a respiratory depressant
  • Steripen, bottle of water purification tablets, or water filter
  • Small bottle of hand-sanitizer
  • Sunscreen for skin and lips. At least 30SPF

Personal Food:

  • We ask that you bring or buy your own "snack" or daily cold energy food. 2 kilos/4 pounds is a good amount.
  • Bathing suit
  • Trekking poles
  • Glacier glasses
  • 1 liter water bottle
  • 1 small roll of repair tape
  • Small multi-purpose knife
  • Battery powered alarm clock/watch
  • Camera, extra batteries, charging cords
  • 4 large, waterproof, disposable rubbish sacks
  • passport, 2 extra passport photos, flight ticket, flight itinerary
  • separate photocopies of passport and relevant visa pages, proof of insurance
  • Dollars, Pounds or Euros cash for purchasing Nepalese visa at Kathmandu airport, for paying for restaurants and hotels, for gratuities, snacks, and to purchase your own drinks and gifts
  • Credit cards (bring a photocopy of your cards), traveler's checks, etc
  • Contact lens supplies and an extra set of prescription glasses
Everest Base Camp Trek Nepal Experience and Training

Extensive experience is not required for trekking to Everest Basecamp. The most important thing is for members to be in adequate walking fitness. You may attempt this trek as a novice and we will teach you what you need to know.

Prior to joining our group, please see your doctor and obtain the necessary permission and advice, as well as medications for travel in extremes of altitude, and also for exotic locales.

Everest Base Camp Trek Nepal Application Forms

Please fill out an application and return it to us with your refundable ten-percent deposit to hold your place on the team.

In addition to your application, we will need the following at least two months before the trip begins:  

  • Completed Payment
  • Oxygen order (if any)
  • Sherpa order (if any)
  • Trip Registration form
  • 1 Passport sized photo
  • A scan of your passport identification pages
  • Complete flight itinerary
  • Proof of travel, accident, and repatriation insurance. We strongly recommend Global Rescue, with at least $50,000 worth of helicopter rescue insurance.
  • Trip cancellation/interruption insurance is recommended

Please contact us with any questions you may have.

Here is what Steve says: The three of us are home. We had an unbelievable adventure with summit climb. Thanks to the leader for your leadership and friendship on the trek. -Steve

Here is what Neil and Ariel have to say: Hi there, I was just looking through some photos of our trip and was inspired to write to you. It was a marvelous adventure and all four of us loved it and wanted to thank you for making it possible and giving us excellent Sherpa Guides and Porters. They worked tirelessly to ensure our safety and fun. Great stuff. (in fact my only gripe on whole trip was that I should have taken my good camera, really regret that!). So, where do we go from here? Not sure... I am thinking I may have to build a house first? Gordon and I are playing with the Mera peak/ Ama Dablam trip we briefly discussed but just not sure when. Keep us posted with your usual enthusiasm and adventures. Cheers and thanks again, Neil and Ariel

Here is what Elselien says: "I think a good thing about this trip is having a trek included with the expedition. People really like having that look into the 'expedition world' but usually don't want the uncomfortable/cold suffering part themselves. They mostly like a night or two/three of camping but prefer (definitely higher up) the lodges. Another good thing is that this trip is being organized by very experienced people who know how things work in Nepal and can offer solutions to unexpected problems. Trekkers usually feel that this trip is relaxed and the leaders are flexible when and where they can. This gives them a feeling of being more part of the team because their questions and opinion are being heard. I really like the fact that it is fairly easy to achieve a high altitude while trekking the original Everest route from the 1920-1953 Everest expeditions."

Here is what Wanda says: "My concern about any problems in Nepal I heard about before the trip were non-existent in the areas we traveled. We did not witness any such disturbance. Traveling as a single female, I am probably a little more cautious than most but I have to say that never once did I feel concerned about my safety."

Here is what Patty had to say: "What was good about the trek - the lodges, the peace and tranquility of the trek, the people of Nepal, the Yaks - EVERYTHING!!!

We loved it. We got to meet other trekkers and have more interaction with the people in Nepal. Each lodge was so unique and the owners and their children so special. I loved the quiet of the trek... there were no motors running, the only sound was the people, dogs and yaks!

To prepare for the trip... walk - LOTS! Hike if you have any hills/mountains in your area but WALK - WALK - WALK. I felt stronger and stronger the farther we went. They may also want to practice walking with poles. I never used them and they may have helped on the way down with my knees.

What to expect - expect to enjoy the experience. Just let the little things go and open yourself up to living through one of the most amazing experiences in your life. Don't expect it to be like home... you are there to experience a different aspect of life, not your normal day to day existence.

I also LOVE the fact that you have added on Island Peak - I would have done that FOR SURE!!! I'm very disappointed we didn't have that opportunity, which just reinforces my drive to go back. You know, we swore this was a once in a lifetime trip and we didn't think we would ever go again BUT we loved it. I was really tired by the time we got home and it took me a couple of day before I REALLY appreciated all that we had experienced. It didn't sink in until we were home, going through the pictures, handing out the gifts we had bought, etc. when it hit me - It was one of the BEST things I have ever done for me personally and for Rob and I as a couple. Not everyone takes the opportunity to experience life and to live life, the trek make us both feel like we have lived life a bit more... but we're not done yet!!!

Let people know they can purchase almost ALL of their gear in Katmandu for much cheaper prices than in most countries and it is GOOD gear, not just junk. We would not have bought as much clothing, etc. to Katmandu if we would have known this. Not only would we have saved $$ BUT we would have supported more people in Katmandu. It may be a third world country, BUT the Nepalese know what trekkers and climbers need."

Here is what Soon Keng from Singapore says: "Overall, an unforgettable trek for me: great guides, great porters, great trail mates. What more could one ask for? I'll be back."

Here is what Mike from Santa Monica says: "When about everything was good, all I can do is mention what was best. Our guide could not be surpassed! He could not have been more attentive, considerate and conscientious. He was a pleasure throughout the trek, and before in Kathmandu, and taught us much about the Sherpa culture and customs, which was one of my goals for this trek. The tea houses chosen were all fine, clean and comfortable, the food was tasty and substantial. I'd be happy to recommend SummitClimb to anyone. You guys have this program handled!"

Here is what Maria from Athens says: "Overall it was a very nice experience and we are very happy we participated in the trek and we would love to come back to climb."

Here is what Blake from Missouri, USA says: "I was lucky to have chosen SummitClimb. Being in Nepal I realized what an amazing operation you guys run and how respected the leaders are.  I was proud to have been a part of this year’s expedition and look forward to many more in the future.

The leadership, organization and professionalism from everyone involved were great. Every problem was addressed immediately by the guides and solved seamlessly. The leaders were amazing and the porters they hired were first rate. Top notch work guys!"