May 20 - Jun 1, 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

Rating: | 6 reviews
Difficulty: challenging

Private trek | 1 interested and 0 confirmed trekkers

Everest Base Camp
$684 usd
For 1 person to join this trek
Guide & Permits Only

Price drops to $397 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
+ $15 for private trek surcharge

Teahouse lodging, food, & transportation paid separately.

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 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

  • 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

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Currently 2 Trekkers
2 interested and 0 confirmed trekkers
unconfirmed

Kelly

With 1 guest: Amanda (USA )
Hired 1 porter

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 May

May is the end of the ‘Spring Season’ when temperatures are more moderate and the pre-monsoon moisture increases the chance of precipitation as the month progresses. It can be hot and humid in the valleys at low elevations, so make sure you carry enough water. Like the rest of the spring, clear mornings typically give way to cloudy afternoons. At high altitudes, the precipitation can turn to snow, although at trekking elevations the accumulation does not usually get too deep. May is also the season when many 8000 m peaks are climbed so base camps of these mountains will be busy with activity.

At a glance
On average there are 12 days with precipitation in May. The highest point on the trek is Kala Patthar at 5643 m. During May, expect high temperatures of around 3.5°C (38°F) and lows down to -9.5°C (15°F) at Kala Patthar.

Everest Base Camp
(Elevation Profile)

Itinerary
(13 days / 12 nights )
created by Kelly

Mon May 20 (day 1)

Kathmandu (1337 m)

Expect typical high termperatures of about 29.4°C (85°F) and lows of about 16.4°C (62°F) in May.

Kathmandu
Flight from Kathmandu to Lukla (Not Included)

Estimated cost: $180.00
Travel time: 30 minutes

Lukla (2860 m)

Expect typical high termperatures of about 20.2°C (68°F) and lows of about 7.2°C (45°F) in May.

Lukla

Phakding (2860 m)

About 3 hours from Lukla
Expect typical high termperatures of about 20.2°C (68°F) and lows of about 7.2°C (45°F) in May.

Phakding
Tue May 21 (day 2)

Namche Bazaar (3440 m)

About 5 hours from Phakding
Expect typical high termperatures of about 16.8°C (62°F) and lows of about 3.8°C (39°F) in May.

Namche Bazaar
Wed May 22 (day 3)

Namche Bazaar (3440 m)

Expect typical high termperatures of about 16.8°C (62°F) and lows of about 3.8°C (39°F) in May.

Thu May 23 (day 4)

Tengboche (3870 m)

About 5 hours from Namche
Expect typical high termperatures of about 14.2°C (58°F) and lows of about 1.2°C (34°F) in May.

Tengboche
Fri May 24 (day 5)

Pangboche (3930 m)

About 2 hours from Tengboche
Expect typical high termperatures of about 13.8°C (57°F) and lows of about 0.8°C (33°F) in May.

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 10.9°C (52°F) and lows of about -2.1°C (28°F) in May.

Dingboche
Sat May 25 (day 6)

Dingboche (4410 m)

Expect typical high termperatures of about 10.9°C (52°F) and lows of about -2.1°C (28°F) in May.

Sun May 26 (day 7)

Lobuche (4940 m)

About 4-5 hours from Dingboche (or Pheriche)
Expect typical high termperatures of about 7.8°C (46°F) and lows of about -5.2°C (23°F) in May.

Mon May 27 (day 8)

Gorak Shep (5164 m)

About 2-3 hours from Lobuche
Expect typical high termperatures of about 6.4°C (44°F) and lows of about -6.6°C (20°F) in May.

Gorak Shep

Everest Base Camp (5380 m)

About 3 hours from Gorak Shep
Expect typical high termperatures of about 5.1°C (41°F) and lows of about -7.9°C (18°F) in May.

Everest Base Camp

Gorak Shep (5164 m)

About 3 hours from Everest Base Camp
Expect typical high termperatures of about 6.4°C (44°F) and lows of about -6.6°C (20°F) in May.

Gorak Shep
Tue May 28 (day 9)

Kala Patthar (5643 m)

About 1-2 hours to climb Kala Patthar from Gorak Shep
Expect typical high termperatures of about 3.5°C (38°F) and lows of about -9.5°C (15°F) in May.

Kala Patthar

Gorak Shep (5164 m)

Expect typical high termperatures of about 6.4°C (44°F) and lows of about -6.6°C (20°F) in May.

Gorak Shep

Lobuche (4940 m)

About 2 hours from Gorak Shep
Expect typical high termperatures of about 7.8°C (46°F) and lows of about -5.2°C (23°F) in May.

Wed May 29 (day 10)

Phortse (3840 m)

About 5-6 hours from Lobuche
Expect typical high termperatures of about 14.4°C (58°F) and lows of about 1.4°C (35°F) in May.

Phortse
Thu May 30 (day 11)

Namche Bazaar (3440 m)

About 3-5 hours from Phortse
Expect typical high termperatures of about 16.8°C (62°F) and lows of about 3.8°C (39°F) in May.

Namche Bazaar
Fri May 31 (day 12)

Lukla (2860 m)

About 5-7 hours from Namche
Expect typical high termperatures of about 20.2°C (68°F) and lows of about 7.2°C (45°F) in May.

Lukla
Sat Jun 1 (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 29.4°C (85°F) and lows of about 19.4°C (67°F) in June.

Kathmandu