Everest Region FAQ's

  • How hard is to climb Everest Base Camp?

Trekking through Everest Base Camp is a lifetime experience for many trekking enthusiasts. Yet in many ways others consider the trek to Everest Base Camp challenging. For most people this journey is extremely difficult. It is not a tourist trek and requires a lot of training and plans in advance.

  • How cold does Everest Base Camp get?

Everest Base Camp temperatures are cold during January. These range from max 4 °C in the daytime to min -17 °C in the evening. Temperatures get below freezing during nights and in the early mornings.

  • How much goes Trekking Everest Base Camp cost?

Prices range from USD$1,125 per person all the way to $4,000 for an average trek of 11-13 days.

  • What is the best time to visit Everest Base Camp?

The best months to hike to Everest base camp are before monsoon (February, March, April and May) and after monsoon (late September, October, November and December). So, we prefer the above for our treks to Everest base camp.

  • Do you need to train for Everest Base Camp?

Nonetheless, for most of us some aerobic training is needed, so we can cope with the conditions of high altitude / low oxygen on the Everest Base Camp Trek. Other than this no more training is needed but you need to prepare yourself for Everest base Camp Trek.

  • Is staying at Everest Base Camp possible?

Indeed! Spending a night at Everest Base Camp is just as thrilling as making a hike up there! ... So, Trekking in Everest is a mixture of cultural, spiritual and physical experience, and we've planned it to be more exciting and enjoyable to include an overnight stay at Everest base camp.

  • Where can you have Food and Lodge option?

There are plenty of tea houses along the path of the Everest Base Camp so you're not going hungry and you're never short of an excuse for a hot drink. The menus are identical, with the principal features being dal bhat, chow mein and spaghetti. All the standard sucrose treats are available up the whole way. My favourites were the lasagne at Café Tengboche, and the chocolate fondant muffins at the Lobuche café's little garden shed.

  • Is it possible to view Everest from Everest Base Camp?

No, you cannot see Everest from Everest base camp because many crazy tall mountains obstruct your view - from day one of the trek, you'll have great views of the world's tallest mountain so you'll get plenty of (Mount) Everest shots from other parts of the hike.

  • Can you trek to Everest Base Camp in January?

Also in January, in the area of Everest Base Camp, the daytime temperature is about 8-12 degrees centigrade which is feasible. Yet nighttime temperatures aren't extremely low either. And, in January, there is no way you can't do that.

  • During The Trek what food choices will I have?

While you can choose from a wide range of foods in Kathmandu and Pokhara, mostly local Nepalese meals, Daal Bhat, are served in the tea houses in the upper regions. If you have any special food preferences, though, you should let us know in advance, so we can focus on it. Alternatively, if that is your choice, we can provide you with cooking workers.

  • What is Everest three pass trek?

The Everest Three Pass Trek consists of three high-altitude crossings, namely Renjo La Pass (5,465 m), Cho La Pass (5,420 m) and Khongma La Pass (5,535 m). Here are some long days (9 hours) and strenuous accents which require a high level of fitness.

  • Which pass is difficult among everest three pass treks?

Among three passes (Renjo La, Cho La, and Kongma La) Kongma La is the highest pass and is little difficult than other passes.

  • How difficult is everest three pass treks?

Three pass trek is"Challenging". Given its high pass crossings, it is a very serious adventure. It is more challenging than the Everest Base Camp and Gokyo Lakes treks, but not as challenging as trekking peaks like Island Peak and Mera Peak.

  • How is Everest Jiri trek?

The trek from Jiri to Everest Base Camp begins by taking road transport from Kathmandu to Jiri (approximately 8 hours) from where the trail begins. Jiri trek is moderate.

  • What is the elevation of Island Peak?

Island Peak (6,189m/20,305ft) is one of the most important climbing peaks in Nepal's Everest region, with an impressive and highly glaciated West Face that rises from the Lhotse Glacier.

  • How long does it take to climb Island Peak?

The hike up to the base of the Island peak takes 3 to 4 hours. There is an amazing glacier and lake with more stunning views over the Imja valley. We're going to have a rest day at the peak base camp in Island, where we're going to do some extra training.

  • How hard is to climb island peak?

The trip is a steep hike and ascends from 5,100 m to 6,189 m. The hardest part of the climb is the final steep section up the headwall before it hits the summit ridge. The best ways to prepare for the climb are local hill or stair climbs with some weight. You should be able to hike around the whole day comfortably.

  • How difficult is Everest base camp trek from salleri?

Salleri to Everest Base Camp route itself is challenging at times: no altitude problems, but the steep up and down segments will leave you with burning things.

  • What gear should I pack for the Jiri Trek?

The packing list for a trek of this duration is quite extensive, so we've compiled a complete packing list for Everest treks, in which we provide some brands that we recommend because of past trekking experience in the area.

  • How much does the Jiri to EBC Trek Cost?

The typical Jiri to Everest Base Camp Trek will cost $1500-$2000 in the region. These are guided tour packages that will include all board and accommodation on the trip, travel expenses, guides and porters, as well as meals. 

  • When is the best time to trek from Jiri to EBC?

The peak season for the Jiri to Everest Base Camp Trek will be the same as for the other Everest treks – February to May and September to October.

  • How difficult is everest base camp trek from jiri?

Everest base camp via jiri is slightly challenging because of geographical reason. But it is more adventurous than other trek.

  • How is the cost of pikey peak trek?

Pikey Peak Trek is a newly discovered trekking route to the Everest region. Normally it will cost around $600 to $700.

  • How difficult is to trek Pikey Peak?

Pikey peak trek is a non-tourist trekking route and a great starting point for beginners. The day-to-day walking is easier. During trekking you'll walk around 4-6 hours a day. While you may feel challenging ascending to the Pikey peak (4070 m), but your guide will make you feel comfortable.

  • What is the elevation of Pikey Peak?

Pikey Peak sits at an altitude of 4065 meters which will take you around 4-5 hours to reach from Ngamor Gumpa.

  • Do i need peak permit to climb Mera Peak?

You'll also need two or more treks permits climbing Mera Peak. Anyone wishing to go trekking or climbing in Nepal must have at least one or more trekking licenses. The permits required depend on the destination for trekking, the mountain and the routes to trek.

  • How difficult is  Mera Peak Climbing?

Mera Peak is also a really hard slog, in addition to the altitude. There's no particular point that's particularly challenging, but the glacier's summit night climb just goes on. Expect 5-6 hours of trekking up the glacier to get to the summit!

  • What is the cost of Mera Peak Climbing?

Then diverge from Namche Bazaar into Mera Base Camp. From there, then back to the summit. On this path the average cost is around $2000. The cost of the tea houses and lodges is slightly higher on the Everest Base Camp trekking route.

  • What is the elevation of Mera Peak?

Mera Peak elevates 6,476 m above the sea level in the Mahalangur section of the Himalayas, south of Mount Everest. Categorized as the trekking peaks, it is one of the most popular among its category.

  • What is the cost of Gokyo Lake Trek?

The standard cost of a Gokyo lake trek package in the market is around USD 1100 to USD 1200. If you are curious about what is included in the cost you can check our standard Gokyo Lake Trek.

  • What is the elevation of Gokyo Lake?

Gokyo Lakes are oligotrophic lakes in Nepal's Sagarmatha National Park, located at an altitude of 4,700–5,000 m (15,400–16,400 ft) above sea level.

  • When should I go to Gokyo Lake Trek?

October to November marks the beginning of the dry season and is the most common time to visit Nepal as the moonsoon has recently finished, leaving a green and lush landscape, fresh and clean air and clear Himalayan views. The temperature is very cold from December through February but visibility is still good. The second most popular time to visit is from March through May.

  • How difficult is Gokyo Lake Trek?

The trekking to the Gokyo lake is moderately difficult. For this trek you need to be in good shape and stamina, as it takes about 5 to 6 hours to walk, excluding the days of acclimatization. The more burdensome are the rugged trails, steep terrain and high passes.

  • Do i need peak permit to Climb Lobuche Peak?

Peak permit is required to climb the Lobuche east, whereas expedition permit is required to climb the Lobuche west.

  • How much does it cost to climb lobuche peak?

 Lobuche East Peak is an excellent climbing peak, on par with the famous Island peak. It costs around $2000 to $2500.

  • What is the best time to climb Lobuche Peak?

The best time to climb the rocky peak of Louche is in the spring (April, May) and autumn (September, October, November).

  • What is the elevation of Lobuche Peak?

Lobuche Peak is a stunning peak resting at 6,119 meters (20,075 ft) above sea level. From the summit of Lobuche you have breathtaking panoramic views of the Everest Region. 

  • How hard is to climb lobuche peak?

Climbing Lobuche East Peak usually requires 5-6 hours of walking a day. But you need to walk for 8-10 hours on summit day. The steep stone terraces and snowy slopes overlooking the base camp are difficult to climb.

  • What is the best time to climb island peak?

During spring (March to early June) and autumn (September to November), the best and best time of the year for Island Peak Climbing. These seasons coincide with the timing of the Everest Expedition, so during the months of April and May you will find a lot of Everest expedition team along the climbing route.

  • How much does it cost to climb Island Peak?

You need basic mountaineering experience to climb Island Peak Climbing. The training lasts about 40 days, and you have to pay around USD 3000 for this. For SAARC nationals it's USD 2250 though.