How to Prepare for the Everest Base Camp Trek

Welcome. Dare to accept the challenge. EBC trekking in Nepal welcomes the adventure lovers around the world. You may love to get ideas about the Everest base camp trekking preparation. Nepal Kameleon Holidays trace out the preparation tips for the trek.

Physical Fitness

Everest base camp is an adventurous trekking that leads you up to 5545 meters altitude. Everest base camp is located at 5364 meters. You should be confident about your physical fitness. You can practice for some time walking every day up and down hill. May be some climbing practices.


The altitude requires good acclimatization. While trekking to Everest Base Camp, you need to adapt to the thin air. Walking above Namche Bazaar (3440 meters), you will feel the high altitude symptoms. Spending a day without walking towards higher altitude will help you to adapt. Also, you need to know about the way to avoid high altitude sickness as having hot meals, drinking plenty of water to avoid dehydration, trek high, sleep low and the proper use of the trekking gears.


Tengbuche Monastery at 3800 meters altitude



Trekking through the authorized agencies in Nepal will be a wonderful experience with professional guides. It costs around 1250 USD with the overall arrangements: TIMS, permit, full board meals during trekking, flight Kathmandu-Lukla-Kathmandu, about 3 nights accommodation in Kathmandu. The price can be low if you avoid some of the services. You need to carry about 200-300 USD for your personal expense.


The best itinerary for the Everest base camp trekking recommended by Nepal Kameleon Holidays is, as mentioned below. Please, remember that, two acclimatization days help you to adapt in the thin air region.

Day 01: Arrival at Kathmandu (1350 meters) and transfer to hotel.

Day 02: Kathmandu sightseeing.

Day 03: Kathmandu to Lukla (2800 meters) flight, trek to Phakding (2640 meters).

Day 04: Trek from Phakding to Namche Bazaar (3440 meters).

Day 05: Exploration and acclimatization day at Namche.

Day 06: Trek from Namche Bazaar to Tengbuche (3870 meters).

Day 07: Trek from Tengbuche to Dingbuche (4360 meters).

Day 08: Acclimatization day.

Day 09: Trek from Dingbuche to Lobuche (4940 meters).

Day 10: Trek from Lobuche-Gorakshep (5170 meters)-hike to Everest base camp (5364 meters).

Day 11: Hike to Kalapatthar (5550 meters), trek down to Gorakshep and to Pheriche (4280 meters).

Day 12: Trek from Pheriche to Namche.

Day 13: Trek from Namche to Lukla.

Day 14: Fly back to Kathmandu from Lukla and transfer to the hotel.

Day 15: Departure.


Important information quickly-

Flight cancellation can make your trek a bit delay. The weather is so much fluctuation in the Himalayan region. Lukla airport faces such a challenge. In this situation, if the duration stretches, you need to cover up the extra meals and accommodation.

We suggest you to have some extra day so that you will not miss very important meeting or flight in case the flight gets delayed.

In case the flight cancellation and you need to fly back to Kathmandu urgently, you can fly back to Kathmandu by the helicopter. But, you need to cover the cost.


Lukla Airport at 2800 meters altitude


Equipments for Adventure Trekking

Equipments are really necessary for the trekking in Nepal. Nepal Kameleon Holidays has traced out the required equipment list for this trekking. You can buy it in Kathmandu (Thamel) elsewhere at reasonable cost.


General, head, body and Leg

Down sleeping bag

Duffel or Rucksack bag

Rain and windproof cheater and trousers.

Trekking boots, light shoes and sandal.

Thin and thick socks.

Trekking Gaiters

Cap and ears covering hat.

Down Jacket

Hand gloves

Flish liner


Light and weight thermal tops.

Light jacket.

Wind and rain jacket.

Long and short hiking pants.

Rain and windproof trousers.

Walking poles

Water bottle with purification tablets

Lip guard

Sun block cream

Head torch

Glacier glasses

Toiletry kits: hand wipes, and liquid hand sanitizer, towel, soap, etc.


Medicines and First Aid Kits


The Nepal Kameleon Holidays' guide will carry the first aid kit, but medicines for your personal use that need a special recommendation of a doctor should be carried by yourselves.



Headache and fever medicine.

Ibuprofen for general aches and pains.

Burnt cream.

Immodium or Peptobismol capsules for upset stomach and diarrhea.

Diamox (commonly prescribed as Acetazolamide). Please discuss with us before starting to take this medicine.


Blister treatments such as mole skin, hand plastsband-aids, some waterproof tape, anti-infection ointments, etc.




Passport and extra passport photos.

Durable wallet / pouch for travel documents, money and passport.

Pocket knife.

Chocolates and energy bars




Use waterproof plastics or rucksack to keep the stuffs


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