May 4 - May 16, 2020  confirmed

Everest Base Camp (13 days)
Everest Region, Nepal

Rating: | 11 reviews
Difficulty: challenging

Public trek | 1 confirmed trekker

Everest Base Camp
$404 usd
For 1 person to join this trek
Guide & Permits Only
Includes guide and all required permits & entry fees:
$16.64 /day per person for guide
+ $15 per person for guide's insurance
+ $85 per person for guide's transport
+ $21.13 per person for vat tax
+ $65 per person for permits

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
  • VAT Tax 13% Nepal Government Tax
  • 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
    + $2.21 per day per porter for vat tax (porter)

  • 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 Kathmandu 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 Kathmandu airport from your hotel is included.
    $180 per person

    + $15 per person for service/transport fee

Guide
Pema Futi
Languages
English, Nepali, Sherpa
Ratings
great
Currently 1 Trekker
1 confirmed trekker
confirmed

Israel (Germany)


Trip Board (1)

Israel (Germany)
itinerary creator

Filipino born and raised Switzerland living in Germany.

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 Israel (Germany)

Mon May 4 (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 5 (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 6 (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 7 (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 8 (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 9 (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 10 (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 11 (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 12 (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 13 (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 14 (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 15 (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 May 16 (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 16.4°C (62°F) in May.

Kathmandu