7 Best Everest Base Camp Trekking Packages

  • Kishwor Adhikari
  • Last Updated on Jun 14, 2024

7 Best Everest Base Camp Trekking Packages

How often do you dream of mind-boggling adventures and overwhelming treks? If you are an adventure freak, Everest Base Camp Trek must have been on your bucket list!  

The route to Everest Base Camp is praised as ‘the steps to heaven’ by travelers as every bend in the trail reflects the mesmerizing view of snow-capped mountains, breathtaking high-altitude landscapes, glaciers, Buddhist monasteries, Sherpa village rich in culture and antiques, green lush forests, high-hills flora and fauna and many more!

Over the last 70 years, Everest Base Camp has been home to mountain lovers who want to be a part of this glamorous yet deadly climb. There are two Everest Base Camps; one in Nepal and the other one in Tibet.

The number of trekkers and travelers to EBC is accelerating since the legendary mountaineers Sir Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgayascended Mt. Everest for the first time in 1953. The roller-coaster mountain flight,UNESCO world-heritageSagarmatha National Park, cultural and religious prolificacy, and the close-up view of Mt. Everest and other Himalayan ranges, glaciers, and icefalls are the major attractions that invite more than 40,000 travelers every year.

You can take different Everest Base Camp Trekking Packages offered by us or customize the package yourself. Here are the 7 best Everest Base Camp Trekking Packages you can choose for yourself based on your preference, time, and budget availability. 

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12 Days Everest Base Camp Trek

The Everest Base Camp trek is physically demanding and hence, you need a good level of fitness before you head off. However, anyone craving adventure and thrill in life can complete this trek with just 2-3 months of physical training. On an average of 5 to 7 hours of trekking with 400- 800 meters’ typical elevation gain per day, you will have the best 12 days of your life during the trek.

Everest Base Camp Trek is the most popular trekking trail not only in Nepal but also in the whole world.  Every year, more than 45,000 people head to the Everest region and 90% of them stop at Everest Base Camp. Our 12-day Everest Base Camp Trek Package will present you with the captivating beauty of Himalayan ranges, and picturesque villages and let you dive into the Sherpa culture while enjoying the dense rhododendron forests, mesmerizing rivers, and magical sunrise. 

Breeze Adventure presents you with the adventurous and thrilling 12-day Everest Base Camp Trek Package with the assurance of everlasting memory for a lifetime. Even if you don’t have prior trekking experience, you can accomplish the trek with us. We have designed the trek based on our professional experience with adequate acclimation days to make it easier and safe. So, our Everest Base Camp Trek Package Itinerary is AMS-friendly. If you are looking for a budget and time-friendly trekking package, 12-day Everest Base Camp Trek Package is ideal for you!

Outline Itinerary of Everest Base Camp Trek

Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu 

Day 02: Fly to Lukla 

Day 03: Trek from Phakding to Namche Bazaar 

Day 04: Acclimatization and exploration day in Namche Bazaar.

Day 05: Namche Bazaar to Phortse Village. 

Day 06: Phortse to Dingboche Village. 

Day 07: Acclimatization day in Dingboche

Day 08: Dingboche to Lobuche. 

Day 09: Lobuche to Gorakshep. 

Day 10: Gorakshep to KalaPatthar. 

Day 11: Pheriche to Namche Bazaar. 

Day 12: Namche to Lukla. 

Day 13: Fly out from Lukla to Kathmandu. 

Everest Base Camp Trek Cost Chart for 2023 - 2024 with a special discount!!

Group SizeCost Per Person 
 1 Person $1450
 2  Person $ 1350
 3 - 6 Person $1250
 6 - 10 Person $ 1199
 10 - 20 Person $ 1099

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Everest Base Camp Trek Helicopter ride back

Are you willing to trek to the base camp of the world’s highest mountain but are reluctant to harshly exhilarate your body? If yes, Everest Base Camp Trek Helicopter Ride Back is for you!

Everest Base Camp Trek Helicopter Ride Back is designed for trekkers who are short of time but are willing to make up to the Everest Base Camp. The shortened itinerary will also help you avoid altitude sickness and you will get enough time to dive into the Sherpa culture, interact with locals and explore monasteries.  The 10-day journey includes both trekking and helicopter tours. The helicopter ride offers a fantastic aerial view of mountains in the Everest region, Gokyo lakes, Khumbu glacier, Sagarmatha National Park, and many more.

First, you trek to EBC and fly over Eastern Region without repeating the descent from Everest Base Camp.  The trek starts with a scenic flight from Kathmandu to Lukla, from where you will start trekking. The quick and convenient trek is mostly preferred by beginners. 

Everest Base Camp Trek Helicopter Return Itinerary

Day 01: Flight to Lukla and trek to Phakding

Day 02: Trek to Namche Bazaar

Day 03: Acclimatization in Namche

Day 04: Trek to Tengboche

Day 05: Trek to Dingboche

Day 06: Acclimatization in Dingboche

Day 07: Trek to Lobuche

Day 08: Trek to Gorakshep and explore Everest Base Camp

Day 09: Trek to Kala Patthar (5550m) and fly back to Katmandu from Gorakshep

Everest Base Camp Trek Helicopter Return cost Chart for 2023 - 2024

 Group Size  Cost Per Person
 1 Person $2250
 2 people $ 2050
 3- 5 people $ 1950
 5 - 10 people $1900
 10 - 20 people $1800

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Short Everest Base Camp Trek

Short Everest Base Camp Trek is one of the most popular treks to Everest Base Camp. Though you will complete the trek in just 10 days, you will not miss anything that a full two-week trek offers you in the mountains. You will feel the magical spell of mountains as you wander up to the EBC, immerse in the Sherpa people, culture, and wonderful lifestyle, enjoy the serenity of natural landscapes and get inspired by the peaceful and spiritual setting of the Himalayas.

As the short trek does not have acclimatization days, it might not be a perfect choice for beginners. You should be physically sound and have the previous trekking experience to make the most of this trek and avoid complicated situations. The trek is the same as the standard Everest Base Camp Trek except that it does not have acclimatization days. The trek is moderately challenging due to the high altitude. So, you can add an extra day to rest to prioritize safety.

Outline Itinerary of Short Everest Base Camp Trek

Day 01: Fly to Lukla (2860m), trek to Phakding (2610m), 30min Flight, walk 2- 3 hours

Day 02: Trek from Phakding to Namche Bazaar (3440m) 6-7 hours.

Day 03: Trek from Namche Bazaar to Tengboche (3860m), visit Tengboche monastery. 5 hours.

Day 04: Trek from Tengboche to Dingboche (4410m), 5-6 hours

Day 05: Trek from Dingboche to Lobuche (4940m), 6 hours.

Day 06: Trek from Lobuche to Gorakshep (5164m) to EBC (5365m) and back to Gorakshep, 8 hours

Day 07: Hike from Gorakshep to Kala Patthar (5643m) and retreat trek to Pheriche (4370m), 8 hours.

Day 08: Trek from Pheriche to Namche Bazaar, 7 hours.

Day 09: Trek from Namche to Lukla, 7 hours

Day 10: Fly out from Lukla to Kathmandu.

Cost Chart of Short Everest Base Camp Trek

 Group Size Cost Per Person
 1 person $1350
 2 person $1150
 3 - 5 person $1050
 6 - 10 person $925
  11 - 20 person $850

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Express Everest Base Camp Trek

Express Everest Base Camp Trek is one of the most desired Everest Base Camp Trek. Express Trek is only for highly experienced trekkers who want to complete the trek in a short time. As the altitude rise per day is higher with no acclimatization days, it is not advisable for beginners to be a part of this trek. Those who have a tight schedule and have been in high altitude before are eligible for this trek. You need to take care of your body to be safe, stay hydrated, and practice some trekking or aerobic exercise before going on this trek.

Those taking Express Everest Base Camp Trek can also enjoy the scenes and cultures as much as those undertaking the full 2 weeks of Everest Base Camp Trek. However, they need to walk at a fast pace even in the rugged Himalayan terrain to complete the trek on time which increases the chances of altitude sickness and other injuries. Also, you need to have a strong physique and endurance to complete this trek.

Express Everest Base Camp Trek itinerary

Day 01: Fly to Lukla (2860m) in 30 min, and trek to Phakding (2610m) in 2-3 hours.

Day 02: Trek from Phakding to Namche Bazaar (3440m), 7-8 hours.

Day 03: Trek from Namche Bazaar to Pangboche (3985m), 7 hours.

Day 04: Trek from Pangbuche to Thukla (4600m), 7 hours.

Day 05: Trek from Thukla to Gorak Shep and Everest Base Camp (5360m), 9 hours.

Day 06: Hike to Kalapathar (5555m) and retreat trek to Pheriche/ Pangboche

Day 07: Trek from Pheriche/ Pangboche to Namche Bazaar, 6 hours.

Day 08: Trek from Namche Bazaar to Lukla, 7 hours.

Day 09: Fly to Kathmandu, 30 min.

Express Everest Base Camp Trek Cost Chart

 Group size Cost Per Person
 1  $1200
 2 people $1100
 3 - 5 people $1025
 6 - 10 people $900
 11 - 20 people $825

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Everest Base Camp Trek via Gokyo Lakes Chola Pass

This Everest Base Camp Trekking Package combines the Everest Base Camp with Gokyo Valley and the high Chola pass at an elevation of 5,420 meters. This trekking trail offers a stunning view of high Himalayan giants like Mt. Everest, Lhotse, Makalu, Amadablam, Nuptse, Mt. Pumori, and many more. It encompasses all the usual sights as in the standard Everest Base Camp Trek. Additionally, it includes a visit to the emerald-green Gokyo Lakes by crossing the high-altitude Cho La Pass.

This trek is for those with high stamina and hunger for adventure. Maximum time is spent in the mountains with acclimatization in Namche Bazar. The trek takes you through beautiful Rhododendron and pine forests, waterfalls, high pasturelands, fluttering prayer flags, and the steep climb to Gokyo Ri to get a stunning view of the majestic Himalayas. Part of the trail would be covered over ice, making the trek a once-in-a-lifetime moment and giving you a sense of achievement. It continues up to Gorak Shep, Everest Base Camp, and Kalapatthar, also known as Everest View Point.

Everest Base Camp Trek via Gokyo Lakes Outline itinerary

Day 01: Fly to Lukla and Trek to Phakding (2610m) for 3 hours.

Day 02: Trek from Phakding to Namche Bazaar (3440m) 6/7 hours.

Day 03: Acclimatization Day at Namche Bazaar

Day 04: Trek to Dole (4050m) 5/6 hours

Day 05: Trek to Machhermo ( 4470m) 3/4 hours.

Day 06: Trek to Gokyo (4750m) 4/5 hours.

Day 07: Hike to Gokyo Ri (5385m) and Trek to Thagnak (4733m) 6/7 hours.

Day 08: Trek to Dzongla (4800m) via Chola Pass (5340m) 8/9 hours

Day 09: Trek to Lobuche (4970m) 4/5 hours.

Day 10: Trek to Gorekshep and Everest Base Camp (5365m). 6/7 hours.

Day 11: Hike to Kalapatthar in the morning and trek to Pheriche (4235m) for 7 hours.

Day 12: Trek to Namche Bazaar (3440m) for 6/7 hours.

Day 13: Trek to Lukla (2865m) for 7 hours.

Day 14: Fly back to Manthali/Kathmandu for 30 minutes.

Cost Chart for Everest Base Camp Trek via Gokyo Lakes.

Group SizeCost Per Person 
 1 Person $1575
 2  Person $ 1399
 3 - 6 Person $1299
 6 - 10 Person $ 1199
 10 - 20 Person $ 1099

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Phaplu Everest Base Camp Trek

Most of the Everest Base Camp Treks are via Lukla by 35-minute scenic mountain flight or Jiri by 9 hours drive. Phaplu Everest Base Camp Trek is an alternative route to Everest Base Camp. You can get to Phaplu both by flight and by drive. EBC Trek via Phaplu is a few days longer than through Lukla. However, it offers a scenic view of valleys, rivers, and terraced land along the way. The flow of tourists through this route is thin, so if you want to travel in serenity, this trek is best for you!

The trail is commonly referred to as Sherpa Heritage Trail as you get a chance to see the local lifestyle of Sherpa and immerse into it. From Phaplu, you will start ascending Tak Shindo Gompa crossing Taksindo La Pass (3,870 meters). Then, you will descend to Nunthala and follow the trail along the Dudh Koshi River to join the main trail of Everest. After finally reaching the Everest Base Camp and ascending Kalapatthar, you will retrace back to Lukla and then to Kathmandu.

Outline Itinerary of Phaplu Everest Base Camp Trek

Day 01: Drive to Phaplu By Local Beep/Bus. (Around 9 hours drive- 2413m

Day 02: Trek to Nunthala (Around 9 hours trek- 2,330m

Day 03: Trek to Bupsa (Around 7 hours trek- 2,070m

Day 04: Trek to Phakding (Around 9 hours trek- 2,610m

Day 05: Trek to Namche Bazaar. (Around 7 hours- 3,440m

Day 06: Acclimatize the day in Namche Bazaar.

Day 07: Trek to Tengboche. (Around 6 hours trek- 3,860m

Day 08: Trek to Dingboche. (Around 6 hours trek- 4,410m

Day 09: Trek to Lobuche. (Around 6 hours trek- 4,910m

Day 10: Trek to Gorakshep and hike to Everest base camp (Around 8 hours- 5,364m

Day 11: Hike to Kalapatther and trek back to Pheriche. (Around 7 hours- 4,240m

Day 12: Trek to Namche. (Around 8 hours- 3,440m

Day 13: Trek to Lukla (Around 7 hours- 2,840m

Day 14: Fly to Kathmandu from Lukla.

Cost Chart for Phaplu Everest Basecamp Trek Package

Group SizeCost Per Person 
 1 Person $1400
 2  Person $ 1199
 3 - 6 Person $1099
 6 - 10 Person $ 999
 10 - 20 Person $ 899

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Jiri to Everest Base Camp

In Jiri to Everest Base Camp Trek, we will use the memorable and traditional trail used by Tenzing Norgay Sherpa and Sir Edmund Hillary 70 years ago. Most of the Everest Base Camp Trekking Packages include a flight from Kathmandu to Lukla. However, if you need more time to acclimate to the altitude and are willing to take a bit more challenge, Jiri to Everest Base Camp Trek is the best for you!

You have to drive to Jiri, the underrated paradise of Nepal. As many of the earlier expeditions began from here, it is also known as the ‘Gateway to Mt. Everest’.  One of the major highlights of this trek is a visit to Tengboche Monastery, which unfortunately got damaged in the 2015 earthquake. We will pass through several Sherpa villages and pay a visit to Thupten Chholing, a massive Buddhist Monastery with several hundred nuns and monks and nuns. From Namche Bazar, we will continue on the standard route.

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Everest Base Camp Trek Packages Cost

Everest Base Camp Trek is the closest one can get near to the world’s highest peak without actually climbing the mountain. Trekking only up to the Base Camp is way lot cheaper than climbing the mountain. However, Everest Base Camp cost is not fixed and it ranges from $1,200 to $4,500 varying on travel agencies and also the routes you take, the time you spend on the trek, the season you choose to trek, the outfitter, and their services. The luxurious trekking package and return by helicopter cost a bit higher than the standard. The total cost is determined by the requirement of travelers and both low-price and expensive luxury packages are available for Nepal’s diverse mountainous terrains.

Which Everest Base Camp Package is the most popular?

The package you choose depends on the availability of your time and budget, seasonal preference, expectations from the trek, stamina as well as desire for trekking. You can either go through the standard two-week Everest Base Camp Trek, which is the most popular one or customize the package as per your need. Everest Base Camp Package through Jiri is less populated and desired by fewer trekkers as you will spend more days on the trek. After the standard, the Short Everest Base Camp Trek is desired by many as you will complete the trek in a short period of time, yet you will get to enjoy all the scenic beauty and adventures the standard one offers.

Everest Base Camp Trek Packages Itineraries

Everest Base Camp Trek Itineraries are designed as per the need and preferences of trekkers. Some are willing to spend more days with more acclimatization days while others are short of time and wish to complete the trek in a short period of time without compromising anything the standard trek has to offer. Further, the preference of those with high stamina and physical fitness to those with comparatively lower stamina yet a high desire to trek differs. So, you can choose the best that suits you from the available Everest Base Camp Trek Itineraries and live your dream. You can even customize the package as per your need if you don’t land on the package that suits you well.

How to book Everest Base Camp Trek Package?

You can visit our website breezeadventure.com and choose the best Everest Base Camp Trek Itinerary that suits your interest and click on ‘BOOK THIS TRIP’ as indicated on the right side. Kindly fill up all the details and extra requirements and hit the submit bottom. Bang! Start packing your bags for the once-in-a-lifetime experience of the adventurous journey in the Himalayas.

Alternatively, you can filter the trekking packages from the Home Page filling up the destination, activities, and number of days. Then, choose the one right for you and book the trip.

What is the best time for Everest Base Camp Trek Packages?

The best time for Everest Base Camp Trekking Package is March-May in the pre-monsoon season and from late September to November in the post-monsoon season. If you are trekking on the border of the monsoon, remember that sometimes the season may start earlier or finishes later and unexpected rainfall may affect your itinerary.

Pre-monsoon (February- May) weather is stable and dry with clear skies, crisp air, and spectacular views. It would be cold this time of the year, so be prepared!

Post-monsoon (September- November) weather is with less haze and clouds and provides a better view of spectacular mountains. From October, the flow of trekkers increases causing teahouses to be packed and frozen water pipes may cause frustration.

Winter (December- February) days are mild but the temperature goes below the freezing point at night. Visibility is excellent during winter, and you can take a breathtaking view of the Himalayan ranges. The best part about trekking in winter is that the trails are less crowded than in any other season. Trekking is best done in the early winter or just before a major snowfall. You can trek peacefully and take the trail all for yourself. You don’t need to worry about lodging in winter and even enjoy off-season discounts.

Monsoon (June- September) is warm but wet. As trails get muddy, it is not suitable for trekking.

Why Breeze Adventure for Everest Base Camp Trek Packages?

Our itineraries are designed by professionals with years of experience on this legendary trail. So, we can take better care of you in the trek and guide you properly so that no hassles disturb our once-in-a-lifetime adventurous trek to the Himalayas. As we know every corner of the trail and have a link to almost all teahouses, we can arrange better things to make the trek memorable for you. All our guides are effectively trained and motivated to take care of trekkers. This has made us renowned for high-quality service and careful planning at the best price. As we are well-equipped to deal with any circumstances, you can leave the responsibility of your safety to us and become carefree to make the most of the trip. 

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