Dec 13 - Dec 25, 2018 | Change

Everest Base Camp trek (13 days)
Everest Region, Nepal

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Highlights: Tengboche, Everest Base Camp, and Kala Patthar

Difficulty: challenging
Everest Base Camp
Starting at $669 usd
For 1 person -Guide & Permits
Includes guide and all required permits & entry fees
$31.02 /day per person for guide
+ $30 per person for guide's insurance
+ $170 per person for guide's transport
+ $65 per person for permits

Teahouse lodging, food, & transportation paid separately.

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Included Services
  • Permits Sagarmatha National Park Entry and Local Everest Region Tax
  • Guide Guide's wages, food, lodging, and insurance
  • Guide's Transport
Optional Services (Porter...)
  • Porter Each porter may carry no more than 20 kg (44 lb). One porter is usually enough for 2 people's gear. Government required insurance covers the porter in case of an accident while on the trip.
    $20 per day per porter

    + $30 per porter for porter's insurance

  • Flight from Kathmandu to Lukla Booking the flight with the trek insures that the guide will be able to be on the same flight in addition transport to/from the airport from your hotel is included.
    $180 per person

    + $15 per person for service/transport fee

  • Flight from Lukla to Kathmandu Booking the flight with the trek insures that the guide will be able to be on the same flight in addition transport to/from the airport from your hotel is included.
    $180 per person

    + $15 per person for service/transport fee

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This is the most popular and iconic trek in the Khumbu. Follow the footsteps of Tenzing Norgay, Edmund Hillary, and those that followed to the base of the highest mountain in the world. En route, you’ll pass the centuries old Buddhist monastery of Tengboche and hike alongside the Khumbu glacier to Gorak Shep, the last permanent encampment before Everest Basecamp. In addition to Everest Basecamp, you will climb to the dizzying height of 5643 m (18,513 ft) and view one of the most magnificent panoramas in the Himalayas atop Kala Patthar. Those with a little more time and a sense of adventure can add side trips via the spectacular Kongma La pass, the Cho La pass, and the Renjo La Pass.

Weather Conditions in December

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December is probably the most underrated month to trek, one of the driest months of the year skies are often clear from sunrise to sunset. The trails and teahouses are less crowded than in November. At higher altitudes, temperatures drop as the winter season approaches so it is important to carry warm enough clothing and sleeping bags. When properly prepared December can be a great month to trek

At a glance
On average there are 1 day with precipitation in December. The highest point on the trek is Kala Patthar at 5643 m. During December, expect high temperatures of around -5.5°C (22°F) and lows down to -21.5°C (-7°F) at Kala Patthar.

Everest Base Camp Trek
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Thu Dec 13 (day 1)

Kathmandu (1337 m)

Expect typical high termperatures of about 20.4°C (69°F) and lows of about 4.4°C (40°F) in December.

Kathmandu

Highlights: Junbesi
Difficulty: challenging
With roads being extended further into the region there are now a few options for those who want to trek in rather than fly. Starting from Dhap allows you to take in the famed views of Pikey Peak on the trek in before joining the main trail at Junbesi. For the traditionalist, with bus service now extending to Bhandar the classic Jiri start can now be reduced by a day. Starting from Bhandar allows you to follow the route of early climbing expeditions into the Khumbu. While not that high by Himalayan standards, the trekking routes into the Khumbu are surprisingly strenuous. Since the path cuts across the valleys that descend from the high Himalayas, there is a lot of up and down climbing as you climb out of one valley and descend down to a river only to climb out the other side. This area sees far fewer trekkers than the trails above Lukla, but still has a pretty good lodge infrastructure.

Flight from Kathmandu to Lukla (Not Included)

Estimated cost: $180.00
Travel time: 30 minutes

Lukla (2860 m)

Expect typical high termperatures of about 11.2°C (52°F) and lows of about -4.8°C (23°F) in December.

Lukla

Phakding (2860 m)

About 3 hours from Lukla
Expect typical high termperatures of about 11.2°C (52°F) and lows of about -4.8°C (23°F) in December.

Phakding
Fri Dec 14 (day 2)

Namche Bazaar (3440 m)

About 5 hours from Phakding
Expect typical high termperatures of about 7.8°C (46°F) and lows of about -8.2°C (17°F) in December.

Namche Bazaar
Sat Dec 15 (day 3)

Namche Bazaar (3440 m)

Sun Dec 16 (day 4)

Tengboche (3870 m)

About 5 hours from Namche
Expect typical high termperatures of about 5.2°C (41°F) and lows of about -10.8°C (13°F) in December.

Tengboche

Highlights: Ama Dablam Base Camp and Tengboche
Difficulty: challenging
If you itching to get off the trekking highway up to Everest Base Camp a day detour off to the much less visited Ama Dablam Base Camp may be just what your looking for. This off the beaten path side trip take you right up to the base of one of the Khumbu regions most beautiful mountains. Along the way, you’ll get views of Everest as you pass by yak shelters and walls constructed by Sherpa herdsmen. Images from via Ama Dablam Base Camp Side Trek

Mon Dec 17 (day 5)

Pangboche (3930 m)

About 2 hours from Tengboche
Expect typical high termperatures of about 4.8°C (41°F) and lows of about -11.2°C (12°F) in December.

Pangboche

Dingboche (4410 m)

About 5 hours from Tengboche or 3 hours from Pangboche (also possible to stay in Pheriche)
Expect typical high termperatures of about 1.9°C (35°F) and lows of about -14.1°C (7°F) in December.

Dingboche

Highlights: Imja Tsho (Lake) and Kongma La Pass
Difficulty: strenuous
Probably the least traversed of the classic three passes in the Khumbu region, the path to the Kongma La (5535 m) offers a spectacular but strenuous route between Chukhung and Lobuche. This pass offers unparalleled views of what many regard as one of the most beautiful mountains in Khumbu, the pointed spired of Ama Dablam. While in Chukhung, you may wish to spend an additional day and climb Chukhung Ri for a panorama of the Chukhung Valley, or hike to the alpine lake of Imja Tsho. Images from via Kongma La Side Trek

Tue Dec 18 (day 6)

Dingboche (4410 m)

Wed Dec 19 (day 7)

Lobuche (4940 m)

About 4-5 hours from Dingboche (or Pheriche)
Expect typical high termperatures of about -1.2°C (30°F) and lows of about -17.2°C (1°F) in December.

Thu Dec 20 (day 8)

Gorak Shep (5164 m)

About 2-3 hours from Lobuche
Expect typical high termperatures of about -2.6°C (27°F) and lows of about -18.6°C (-1°F) in December.

Gorak Shep

Everest Base Camp (5380 m)

About 3 hours from Gorak Shep
Expect typical high termperatures of about -3.9°C (25°F) and lows of about -19.9°C (-4°F) in December.

Everest Base Camp

Gorak Shep (5164 m)

About 3 hours from Everest Base Camp
Expect typical high termperatures of about -2.6°C (27°F) and lows of about -18.6°C (-1°F) in December.

Gorak Shep
Fri Dec 21 (day 9)

Kala Patthar (5643 m)

About 1-2 hours to climb Kala Patthar from Gorak Shep
Expect typical high termperatures of about -5.5°C (22°F) and lows of about -21.5°C (-7°F) in December.

Kala Patthar

Gorak Shep (5164 m)

Expect typical high termperatures of about -2.6°C (27°F) and lows of about -18.6°C (-1°F) in December.

Gorak Shep

Lobuche (4940 m)

About 2 hours from Gorak Shep
Expect typical high termperatures of about -1.2°C (30°F) and lows of about -17.2°C (1°F) in December.

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Highlights: Cho La Pass, Gokyo, and Gokyo Ri
Difficulty: strenuous
The most popular of the three passes in the Khumbu region, the trail via Cho La (5420 m) provides stunning vistas along the high route between Everest Basecamp and the Gokyo Valley. With its series of lakes, the Gokyo Valley is probably one of the most beautiful valleys in the Khumbu Region, while the view from Gokyo Re rivals any of the trekking viewpoints in the Khumbu, including a more complete – if a bit further away – view of Mt Everest. Images from via Cho La Side Trek

Sat Dec 22 (day 10)

Phortse (3840 m)

About 5-6 hours from Lobuche
Expect typical high termperatures of about 5.4°C (42°F) and lows of about -10.6°C (13°F) in December.

Phortse
Sun Dec 23 (day 11)

Namche Bazaar (3440 m)

About 3-5 hours from Phortse
Expect typical high termperatures of about 7.8°C (46°F) and lows of about -8.2°C (17°F) in December.

Namche Bazaar
Mon Dec 24 (day 12)

Lukla (2860 m)

About 5-7 hours from Namche
Expect typical high termperatures of about 11.2°C (52°F) and lows of about -4.8°C (23°F) in December.

Lukla
Tue Dec 25 (day 13)
Flight from Lukla to Kathmandu (Not Included)

Estimated cost: $180.00
Travel time: 30 minutes

Kathmandu (1337 m)

Expect typical high termperatures of about 20.4°C (69°F) and lows of about 4.4°C (40°F) in December.

Kathmandu
you can add extra rest days after the itinerary is created

Dec 22 - Jan 3, 2019  unconfirmed

This trip has been proposed but will not be confirmed with the guide until a payment has been made.

Everest Base Camp (13 days)
Everest Region, Nepal

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$669 usd
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Price drops to $382 if 1 interested trekker joins this trek

Includes guide and all required permits & entry fees:
$31.02 /day per person for guide
+ $30 per person for guide's insurance
+ $170 per person for guide's transport
+ $65 per person for permits

by Borut (Slovenia) on Nov 29, 2018

Everest Base Camp led by Da Chhiri Sherpa

EBC trek is a fabulous experience. Wonderful nature combined with stunning peaks along with Everest make lifetime memories.

by Ludmila (Germany) on Nov 1, 2018

Everest Base Camp via Ama Dablam Base Camp led by Pemba Chiri Sherpa

by Kelly (United Kingdom) on Oct 14, 2018

Everest Base Camp led by Ang Rita Sherpa

A great trek. We are really happy that we used Sherpana as it allowed us to make the trip exactly what we wanted.

by Matthew (Australia) on Jun 25, 2018

Everest Base Camp via Cho La led by Ang Tsering Sherpa

by Susan (usa) on Jun 5, 2018

Everest Base Camp via Cho La, via Kongma La, and via Renjo La led by Nima T Sherpa

Beautiful walk to EBC. Nima accompanied us to the ridge above (where some of us waited) and others went on to the actual EBC area. Very good experience.

by Rhett (Canada) on May 16, 2018

Everest Base Camp via Cho La and via Renjo La led by Pasang Dawa Sherpa

by Paul (Australia) on May 16, 2018

Everest Base Camp via Cho La led by Pemba Sherpa

by Lucy (New Zealand) on Feb 25, 2018

Everest Base Camp via Cho La led by Pema Futi Sherpa

Such an incredible area! A massive challenge, especially at the higher altitudes but so so worth the breathlessness and sore muscles.

by Matthew (Australia) on Jun 25, 2018

Everest Base Camp via Cho La led by Ang Tshering Sherpa

by Susan (usa) on Jun 5, 2018

Everest Base Camp via Cho La, via Kongma La, and via Renjo La led by Nima T Sherpa

Excellent weather and conditions, though there were some tricky snow traverses. Nima and the team helped us across the snow and ice. Nima was very attentive to our stamina and well being, and was an enthusiastic guide!

by Rhett (Canada) on May 16, 2018

Everest Base Camp via Cho La and via Renjo La led by Pasang Dawa Sherpa

by Paul (Australia) on May 16, 2018

Everest Base Camp via Cho La led by Pemba Sherpa

by Lucy (New Zealand) on Feb 25, 2018

Everest Base Camp via Cho La led by Pema Futi Sherpa

Having come without crampons (not our best idea), we almost had to use a pair of socks at the suggestion of another groups guide, which he proceeded to do! Luckily another group passing in the opposite direction generously gave us theirs and we were able to cross the glacier easily.

by Ludmila (Germany) on Nov 1, 2018

Everest Base Camp via Ama Dablam Base Camp led by Pemba Chiri Sherpa

side trip to Ama Dablam was a great idea, really nice trip. I enjoyed it very much.

by Andrew (United Kingdom) on Nov 5, 2018

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