Everest BC
Everest BC trek Yaks lowres

A trek to Everest base camp is as much a pilgrimage as a straightforward trek, but there’s much more to the region than ‘just’ Mt Everest.

Mount Everest, (8,848m) the highest mountain on Earth, exerts a magnetic pull on trekkers, mountaineers and armchair adventurers alike. The main trekking routes around Mount Everest can be busy and over commercialised, but for sheer awe nothing comes close to the trails threading through the Khumbu, the area around Everest.

Although the focus on these treks is naturally on Everest, the surrounding giants — Lhotse (8,501m), Nuptse (7,861m), Lobouche West (6,145m) and others — are often more beautiful and more inspiring.

The Everest region has long been the most popular trekking area in Nepal. The trails are well-developed, the trekking lodges excellent (there are a growing number of genuinely luxurious places to stay), the variety of food impressive and the organisation and information as good as it gets. With no complicated permits required and — unless you attempt to do something really offbeat — no need for any form of camping equipment, this is independent trekking at its best. However, most trails take you up high (well above 5,000m) and the risk of acute mountain sickness on many routes is real. Therefore, don’t hurry on any of these routes, build in plenty of rest days, and take the time to enjoy this outstanding place.

Trekking in Nepal

Everything you need to know about Nepal trekking

The Nepal trekking industry is plagued with an oversupply problem – there seem to be more trekking operators than actual trekkers, which puts immense downward pressure on prices. This might seem like a good thing for you, but when you see a 12 day EBC trek for $800 it means corners are being cut somewhere, usually in the pay and quality (and therefore safety and wellbeing) of ground staff. Personally I always recommend booking with a Nepal based and owned operator, but do plenty of homework more

16 days

Everest Base Camp

The classic route to Everest Base Camp
View itinerary

Everest Base Camp Tours

Kathmandu, Phakding, Kala Patthar (and 2 more)

Everest Base Camp Trek

The classic route to Everest Base Camp

16 daysFrom $1,625
Kathmandu, Gokyo Lakes, Kala Patthar (and 2 more)

The Ultimate Everest Trek

The alternative route to Everest Base Camp

19 daysFrom $1,935
Everest Base Camp

Everest Base Camp Trek - 14 Days

Trek to the base camp of the world’s highest peak

14 daysFrom $1,020
Tengboche Monastery, Namche Bazaar, Lobuche (and 2 more)

Everest Base Camp Trek

Trek to Everest Base Camp and back

15 daysFrom $1,290
Kathmandu, Phakding, Kala Patthar (and 3 more)

Everest Base Camp Trek - 8 Days

Trek to base camp of the world's tallest mountain

8 daysFrom $799
Kathmandu, Phakding, Tengboche Monastery (and 4 more)

Mount Everest Expedition

Summit the world's highest peak

64 daysFrom $34,999

Everest Base Camp Travel Companies

South Asia

Travel Max Guide

Day tours and treks in the Himalayas

Alpine Ramble Treks

Leading Kathmandu-based trekking agency
Africa, Europe, South Asia

Peak Mountaineering

Mountain training and outdoor adventures
South Asia, Southeast Asia

Red Lantern Journeys

Culture, culinary, and adventure tours in Asia

Amigo Treks & Expeditions

Leading Kathmandu-based trekking agency
South Asia, East Asia

Nepal Footprint Holiday

Locally-owned Kathmandu trekking company
South Asia

Apex Asia Holidays

Adventures to Nepal & Bhutan

Green Society Adventure

Why Horizon Guides?

Impartial guidebooks

Impartial travel guides

Our guides are written by the leading experts in their destinations. We never take payment for positive coverage so you can count on us for impartial travel advice.

Expert itineraries

Expert itineraries

Suggested itineraries and routes to help you scratch beneath the surface, avoid the tourist traps, and plan an authentic, responsible and enjoyable journey.

Specialist advice

Specialist advice

Get friendly, expert travel advice and custom itineraries from some of the world's best tour operators, with no spam, pressure or commitment to book.