When the preparation for the trek starts, we get curious to know about the lifestyle, culture, traditions, food, and living place. What if the place itself is at the highest altitude?

For instance, in Everest Base Camp Trek, how does everything work at such a height? Well, let’s dive into the food and accommodation available along the trail of Everest Base Camp Trek.

An Overview to Everest Base Camp Trek

Everest Base Camp is the most visited trekking place in Nepal due to the presence of the World’s highest peak, Mount Everest (8848 m). It is situated in the northeastern part of Nepal in the Solukhumbu district, with an altitude of 5364 m above sea level. Everest Base Camp is the priority of every trekker in the entire World because of its existence itself.

Everest Base Camp, which lies in the lap of the Himalayas, offers the greatest sight of other mountains such as Ama Dablam, Lhotse, Nuptse, Pumori, and many more, including Everest. The mountains, landscapes, nature, wildlife, and lifestyle here attract you with their original beauty. This journey overwhelms you, leading to the best destination.

The trail starts and ends in Lukla. Starting from Lukla, going through a trail of Dudh Koshi river, many small villages, beautiful glaciers, ancient monasteries, and majestic mountain views, you reach the greatest height of Everest Base Camp.

Though Everest Base Camp Trek is at the foot of Everest, for the vivid view of Everest peak, trekkers hike up to the Kala Patthar at 5555 m. There are many famous places along the route, such as Kala Patthar, Namche Bazaar, Hotel Everest View, Dingboche, and Nangkartshang Peak, leading to Everest Base Camp that makes both your journey and destinations worth the trek.

The Everest Base Camp trek that lasts for around 14 days is not just a trek but more than that. Apart from the views, journey, and destinations, it teaches you about life. The existence of this place makes you believe in a magical destiny.

The pain you go through overcoming the difficult trail makes you stronger. The whole emotional change that you go through during this journey makes you know yourself better. You encounter people worldwide and get to know their part of the World and their stories.

The glory of trekking to Everest Base Camp reminds you to live happily, awaiting heart-melting moments like this. The best part apart from the scenes is the comfort of food and accommodation along the trail of Everest Base Camp Trek. Let’s dive into the further details.

Trip Facts

Duration: 14 days
Starting and Ending point: Kathmandu
Maximum Altitude: 5,545 m ( Kala Patthar)
Best time to visit: Autumn and Spring
Accommodation: Hotels, Tea house, Camp
Trail route: Moderate to Challenging
Activity: Trekking
Transportation: flight/ private vehicle

Highlights of Everest Base Camp

  • Trek to the base of Mount Everest, the World’s highest peak with an altitude of 8848 m
  • Breathtaking View of Mount Everest itself, including Ama Dablam, Lhotse, Nuptse, Thamserku, Cho-Oyu, and many more
  • Namche Bazaar, an entrance to this region and the main trading point
  • Trek to Kala Patthar (5555 m) and Narkartshang (5083 m)
  • A glimpse of Khumbu glacier and Khumbu icefall
  • Discover the serenity of Tengboche Monastery
  • Culture and lifestyle of the local Sherpa community

Itinerary Outline

Day 1: Arrival in Kathmandu
Day 2: Flight to Lukla
Day 3: Trek to Namche Bazaar
Day 4: Acclimatization in Namche Bazaar, Hike to Hotel Everest View and back
Day 5: Trek to Tengboche
Day 6: Trek to Dingboche
Day 7: Acclimatization in Dingboche, Hike to NangkartShang Peak and back
Day 8: Trek to Lobuche
Day 9: Trek to Base Camp and back to Gorak Shep
Day 10: Hike to Kala Patthar and descend to Pheriche
Day 11: Trek to Namche Bazaar
Day 12: Trek to Lukla
Day 13: Flight back to Kathmandu
Day 14: Departure to your place

Food of Everest Base Camp Trek

Talking about the food, you will be amazed by the availability of various cuisines regardless of their altitude. Although as you ascend above, the variety declines and cost increases, the food here provides you comfort.

In lower altitudes, you can enjoy international food cuisines as well as Nepali cuisines. Still, as you move towards high altitudes, food cuisines are limited due to the remoteness and transportation difficulty.

The food available along the trail of this trek is a mixture of local and Western cuisine. But the authentic Nepali cuisine is the best among all cuisines. The Nepali cuisine includes Dal Bhat, Dhedo, Gundruk, and Sel roti. The local spices and flavors enhance the taste of food.

You can also enjoy international cuisines such as noodles, pasta, momos, and sandwiches. You can also try local cuisine, such as garlic soup and yak meat. Garlic soup helps to prevent the risk of Altitude Sickness. Always check for the freshness of food and meat before you eat.

You can enjoy three meals on your journey, which include breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Breakfast includes tea, coffee, porridge, cereals, bread and eggs. Lunch includes noodles, pasta, sandwiches, and dal bhat. Dinner includes dal bhat, soups, rice dishes, pasta and momos.

For instant energy, you can carry energy bars, nuts, and dried fruits to boost your energy in your tiring journey. Also, carry water with you for constant hydration. Water is available in tea houses and small shops along the way. Purification must be done before intake.

Accommodation of Everest Base Camp Trek

After a long, tiring journey, it is really important to get a sound sleep at night to boost energy for the following day. So, choosing a comfortable accommodation makes your trek easy. There are three kinds of accommodations while trekking at Everest Base Camp: Tea houses, lodges, and camping.

The most preferred accommodation is a tea house because it is comfortable and saves budget. The quality of tea houses has constantly improved. Lodges can also be preferred, but to experience the lifestyle, a tea house is better. Camping is also an option, but there are tea houses all along the trail, so it is better to go for a comfortable tea house.

Tea houses are the main form of accommodation on this trek. It is very cozy and comfortable with local authentic vibes. Tea houses are available all along the trail. The rooms are very simple and comfortable, including all the necessities. The room has twin beds, a small wardrobe, and an attached bathroom, in some tea houses. They also provide you with the facility of hot showers, but they may be available at lower altitudes.

The services of tea houses are according to their price. The expensive tea houses provide hot showers, wifi, personal bedrooms, and attached bathrooms, while a common tea house may only provide some. You will need to adjust accordingly. In peak seasons, you may need to share bedrooms as well. There is a common dining area and a central area for the heater.

Lodges are more expensive than tea houses and provide greater facilities. The bedding is warmer, and you can enjoy your personal space as you need not share a room with strangers. Private bathrooms are available with food service in the room.

The accommodation quality decreases, and the price increases as you ascend higher. You will be accommodated in Lukla, Namche Bazaar, Tengboche, Dingboche, Lobuche, Gorak Shep, and Pheriche throughout your journey. Enjoy your night stay in every place, even though you must compromise somewhere. Take it as an experience.

Cost of Food and Accommodation

The cost of food and accommodation increases as you ascend to a higher altitude due to remoteness and transportation difficulty. The food costs from $3 to $10. Tea house accommodation costs $5 to $30.


Therefore, food and accommodation will amaze you. The taste of food and accommodation as such a high attitude feels different. You can experience the lifestyle of local Himalayan people. Enjoy your trek, and make sure you eat and sleep well.

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