Hike to Everest Base Camp



When to Go

April/May & Oct/Nov

Fitness Level

Level 3: Active/Moderate



It’s the mountain of all mountains – the highest point on Planet Earth. For many years, Mount Everest was only accessible to the local villagers who call it home and the bravest of mountain explorers. Now, this high-altitude legend can be traversed by practically anyone who aspires to witness its majesty firsthand.

There a few things that eclipse the feeling of trekking through a mammoth mountain range, and the Khumbu Region is as big as it gets. The ascent from the mountain hub of Lukla, through fertile fields, past towering peaks to the lunar landscapes of the Khumbu glacier is a worthy trek for even the most avid adventurer.

Every step you take towards Base Camp robs more vital oxygen from your already heaving lungs, every step becomes slower and more lethargic yet somehow the old-fashioned practice of one foot in front of that other gets you to the end of another day. It’s a battle of mind over matter that may see the fastest fail, as the methodical march on towards the nightly teahouse, one chapter closer to their ultimate goal.

The ever-changing landscapes, bustling villages and passing yak trains provide a welcome distraction from the constant uphill slog, set to the background sounds of gushing mountain streams, tinkling prayer wheels and giggling school kids.

Our expeditions to Everest Base Camp (EBC) are so much more than a hike in the Himalayas. With Best Life Adventures, your journey to the roof of the world will be one of cultural immersion, deep insight, and connection with this awe-inspiring landscape.

Best Life Adventures have a 98% success rate for getting our clients to Everest Base Camp. We also invite families with children aged 14+ to join us on our expeditions to the world’s highest mountain. We run expeditions during the Himalayan Spring and Autumn climbing seasons (April/May and October/November). Our dates for 2023/24 have been finalised. Scroll down to find out more.

Following the success of our previous expeditions, we have revised and improved our EBC itinerary to take you places other bog-standard trekking and travel companies don’t even know about. We give you a seriously unique adventure in the Himalayas that includes Wim Hof-style glacial lake swimming (Autumn season), a tour of the Italian glass research station known as, The Pyramid, a local Nepali cooking class, and the best traditional Japanese Shiatsu massage you can find once you’re back in Kathmandu.

If you trek with us in the spring summit season (April/May), you get to overnight at Everest Base Camp with the summit teams rather than stay at Gorek Shep. This is something no other trekking company offers.


We make a donation to the Australian Himalayan Foundation, on behalf of everyone who books a trek with us, to help improve living standards in the Himal region through better education and training, improved health services, and environmental sustainability.

As part of our commitment to preserving the livelihoods of the people, and the landscapes of the Khumbu region, we have added a number of sustainability initiatives to each and every one of our EBC treks:

  • Rather than consume disposable plastic water bottles throughout our trek, we operate a water filtration system using our MSR and Katadyn water filters and issue each trekker with their own supply of Purinize water treatment drops to ensure fresh, clean drinking water throughout the trek. This gives you the best chance of maintaining excellent gut health which in turn, gives you the greatest chance of getting to base camp.
  • We work with Sagamartha Next, based in Khumjung Village just above Namche Bazar, to help change the perception around waste in the Khumbu region, and provide support to the local stakeholders, by entering into their ‘Carry Me Back‘ initiative which helps remove recyclable waste from the valley. Each and every one of our trekkers carries at least 1kg of plastic or aluminium waste, downhill from Namche to Lukla, where it’s taken to the nearest recycling plant.

As part of our commitment to supporting various charities, we can run these expeditions as ‘Extreme Fundraisers’. We also operate private, bespoke expeditions to EBC for corporate groups, families, and beyond. Contact us for more information.

DAY 1 Group welcome. Optional Half Day Cultural Tour – US$50 PP. Nepalese Cultural Dinner.
DAY 2 Fly to Lukla (2804m). Trek 8km to Phakding (2610m).
DAY 3 Trek 12km to Namche Bazaar (3340m).
DAY 4 Acclimatisation return walk. Rest and cultural excursions in Namche.
DAY 5 Trek 10km to Tengbouche (3860m).
DAY 6 Trek 12km to Dingbuche (4410m ).
DAY 7 Rest and acclimatisation day in Dingbuche.
DAY 8 Trek 12km to Lobuche (5050m).
DAY 9 Trek to Gorek Shep (5170m). Ascend Kalapathar for sunset (5545m) and return to Gorek Shep (total trek is 11km).
DAY 10 Trek 16km to Everest Base Camp (5365m) and Pheriche (4250m).
DAY 11 Trek 12km from Pheriche to Namche (4410m).
DAY 12 Trek 21km down to Lukla.
DAY 13 Fly to Kathmandu.
DAY 14 Best Life Adventures expedition ends.

This itinerary is subject to change.

These Extraordinary Extras are available in April:

Explore & Sleep Above the Clouds (+ $1200 AUD)

  • Two night’s accommodation at Everest Base Camp
  • Helicopter flight from EBC to Lukla (avoid return hike)

Experience what it’s like to stay at Everest Base Camp alongside expeditions preparing to summit Mt Everest. Dine under the stars, hear stories from Sherpa mountaineers and wake up in one of the coolest places on earth. You’ll also have the chance to walk to the bottom of the infamous Khumbu Icefall. To complete your epic journey, take to the skies in a private helicopter and fly over the stunning route you’ve trekked. Arrive and overnight in Lukla before departing for Kathmandu the next day. This option is the same duration as the standard trek.

Ultimate EBC Trek & Wind-Down ($1800+ AUD)

  • One night’s accommodation at Everest Base Camp
  • Helicopter flight from EBC to Lukla
  • Two night’s luxury accommodation at a 5* resort in Kathmandu.

After staying at Everest Base Camp for a night to soak up the majesty of the Khumbu Glacier, take to the skies with a private helicopter flight back to Lukla for an overnight stay, before returning to Kathmandu by fixed wing aircraft. After the exertion of the last week trekking, you’ll be pampered, massaged and brought back life in the salubrious surroundings of Gorkana Forest Retreat (or other 5* hotel of your choice) for the next two days. With an indoor pool, 18-hole golf course, luxury spa and yoga retreat you’ll be back in perfect condition in no time at all. This option is the same duration as the standard trek.

HIKE TO EVEREST BASE CAMP: $3,990 per person

  • Airport collection and drop off in Kathmandu
  • Two nights’ accommodation in Kathmandu with breakfast
  • Return airfare, road transport and taxes from Kathmandu to Lukla
  • Teahouse accommodation during the Everest Trek with private twin share accommodation including all meals
  • Responsible porter service (one porter per trekker)
  • Certified trekking guide, wilderness first aid, certified group leader, assistant guide and chef
  • Medical first aid, oxygen and mask
  • Conservation fees and TIMS permits for Everest Base Camp
  • Farewell dinner in Kathmandu with Nepalese cultural program
  • Airfare to and from Event, and any additional helicopter transport in case of inclement weather
  • Personal travel insurance
  • Additional personal expenses including visa and passport fees
  • Tips for guides and porters (approx. $150US)
  • Additional accommodation and associated costs before or after the Event
  • Specialist/specific personal gear and equipment suitable for the Event
  • Additional sightseeing trips i.e. the Cultural Tour we offer
  • Meals, other than those specified above
  • Fines or penalties incurred during the Event
  • Medical and associated costs including medical evacuation
  • Legal costs incurred during the Event

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These guys are quality. The Best Life Adventures team go above and beyond to make sure your trip with them is an awesome experience. On our trip to Everest Base Camp, they had thought of every detail and were incredibly organised and experienced. 100% would recommend.
Rowan Grant


Had the most incredible experience with Best Life Adventure and the team trekking to Everest Base Camp for MND and ME Foundation. They were there for us around every corner to help us get to the bottom of the top of the world. I HIGHLY RECOMMEND you sign up for one of their next adventures! It was life-changing!!!
Jessica Mechielsen

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