Everest Base Camp

Ultimate Guide to trekking independently


The Everest Base Camp Trek

In our detailed Everest Base Camp Trek documentation you will find everything you need to know about the highest trek in the world. From information on the typical route, day-by-day stories from along the way; tips on trekking independently; notes on budgeting; frequently asked questions; the perfect packing list and much more.

Everest Base Camp Trek | Map of Nepal with trek stages
Mountains and Khumbu glacier

General information

There is no doubt: the best way to visit Nepal is on foot, with its networks of trails formed over centuries by porters, locals, and mountaineers. There lies a happy place, wandering from teahouse to teahouse, taking in the breathtaking beauty of 8000m peaks and the silence of a crystal clear sky.

If you have ever longed to walk in the shadows of the most magnificent mountains on Earth to finally see the top of the world from a stone’s throw away, this is the trek.

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Video Impressions

Everest Base Camp Trek on a budget

After the upfront costs of trekking equipment, flights, and park permits, it’s surprisingly cheap to hike the Everest Base Camp Trek independently.

Check out this post for tips on budgeting and learn how we spent $597 per person for the entire trek.

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Everest Base Camp Trek on a Travelling Budget
Everest Packing list

Packing List

The amount of time we had to plan this trip was limited. We knew the most important task was putting together a solid packing list for all sorts of events.

Here you can find the entire list of gear we brought with us, and we were quite satisfied with the outcome. We never really missed a thing (in fact rather the opposite).

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Frequently asked questions

How flexible is the airline? Do you need mountain climbing experience? How often did you shower?…

Find all the questions we have been asked before.

Drop us a comment or message us if you have any further questions.

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Everest Base Camp Trek | FAQs | Monjo Trekker statistics | Monthly Tourist Record

Top 5 Tips

You are planning on hiking the Everest Base Camp Trek?
Check out these tips!

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Everest Base Camp Trek | Top5 Tips
  1. Chris

    Hey, J & B!
    Absolutely love this. You have done a fantastic job! Slick website design as well. Enjoyed your images, especially the altitude graphics!
    Love that you are sharing your experience is such great detail and helping people like myself to avoid expensive travel agencies.

    Keep it up! Really enjoyed reading!

    • Bella

      Thanks, Chris! Very much appreciate this! Glad you like it! We are still in the beginning, comments like yours really make our day.

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