Everest Base Camp Trek

Duration: 14 Days Trip Difficulty: Easy

  • Trip Duration 14 Days

  • Destination Nepal

  • Group Size 1-12 People

  • Accomodation Hotel & Tea House

  • Altitude5545m (Kalapathar)

Highlights of Everest Base Camp Trek

  • Marvelous and panoramic view of Mt Everest with Everest Himalaya range.Kathmandu Valley Visit mostly the UNESCO Heritages Monuments
  • Kathmandu to Lukla Adventurous Flight
  • Explore the Culture, Tradition, Settlement and Life Style of Sherpa
  • Tongboche Monastery
  • Namche Bazaar the Highest Marketplace of the World
  • Tea Houses
  • Khumbu Icefall and Glacier
  • Kala Patthar with 360 Degree Close Views of Himalayas and the Everest Base Camp

Overview of Everest Base Camp Trek

Everest Base Camp Trek is the dream of every mountaineer to be there once in their lifetime to assimilate with the glory of the world’s highest peak “Mt. Everest (8,848m)”. The other gorgeous Himalayas on the route and at the destination are nothing but the added bonus that is beyond of your imagination and the research you made before your trip because there is no such word to exactly express those spell bounding and magical moments that you experience throughout your trip and make you feel proud of being among the one lively there to witness it by yourself.

After the triumph over the Mt. Everest by Sir Edmund Hilary and Tenzing Norgy Sherpa in 29th May 1953; rest of the world followed their footprints and from the early 90’s it has been the most fascinating and travelled route. Besides the sightseeing of Kathmandu valley with the seven UNESCO Heritage monuments; the Everest Base Camp Trek begins with an adventure mountain flight from Kathmandu to Tenzing Hillary airport (Lukla Airport) basically known as one of the shortest runways hence providing you a thrilling experience. You will undergo with the alteration of topography from hill to the foothills of Himalayas. The trekking trails go through the Sagarmatha National Park which is also a UNESCO Natural World Heritage Site preserving many of the endangered species of plants and animals. Namche Bazaar, a mountain town serving as the gateway to the Himalayas and with the views of many mountain peaks including the Everest.

Apart from the marvelous and splendid panoramic landscape views, you can sneak a look on the centuries old Sherpa cultures that you frequently encounter during trails. This is their heartland and their influences can be realized all the way from their distinctive houses, villages, dresses to the high land Sherpa monasteries that will make you feel divinely delighted as the colorful flags welcome you flapping with the cool air. Sherpa are known as born to climb Snow Mountains and being influenced with the foreigners, Sherpa are still deliberately maintaining their values, beliefs and the traditional aspects of their lifestyle. The Tengboche Monastery, the sacred Mani walls, alpine forests, fast flowing Himalayan Rivers resulting deep gorges, everlasting snow mountains, tea houses, the combination of thrill and adventure, the roughness in nature, warm hospitality among the others make you sense walking in The Everest Base Camp is really a pleasure.

Physical Requirements for Everest base camp trek

The physical requirement for The Everest Base Camp Trek doesn’t demand extra physical fitness but you should not be suffering from the knee and ankle problem and heart and lung diseases. A 4-6 hours walk in a day with small backpack having enough breaks in between is quite enough. Yes, it is better for yourself to prepare for the trek with simple preparation 1-2 months before the trek date. These could include, daily walking, go for a hike, a long walk once in a week, doing yoga related to breathing etc.

Accommodation and Meals on Everest base camp trek

A three star hotel facility is provided on the arrival and returning back to Kathmandu from the trekking completion while teahouse/Lodge facility is provided during the trek. Twin sharing rooms are provided on the trekking period. Single room is provided upon your request on your own cost.

Food is very hygienic in teahouse/lodge. They typically serve the Nepali food (Dal, Bhat and Tarkari). Nepali Dhido is quite famous on the mountain area though some Indian and continental foods are also available. We will provide you the best food as per the availability.

Outline Itinerary of Everest Base Camp Trek

Day 1: Arrival at Kathmandu Airport (Altitude: 1380m)
Day 2: Kathmandu Valley Sightseeing (Altitude: 1380m)
Day 3: Fly to Lukla and a Short Trek to Phakding (Altitude: 2640m)
Day 4: Phakding to Namche Bazaar (Altitude: 3440m)
Day 5: Acclimatization in Namche Bazaar (Altitude: 3440m)
Day 6: Namche Bazaar to Tengboche (Altitude: 3860m)
Day 7: Trek from Tongbuche to Dingboche (Altitude: 4410m)
Day 8: Acclimatization in Dingboche (Altitude: 4410m)
Day 9: Trek from Dingboche to Lobuche (Altitude: 4940m)
Day 10: Trek to Gorak Shep and the Everest Base Camp (Altitude: 5164m, 5545m)
Day 11: Trek to Kala Patthar & Back to Pheriche (Altitude: 5643m, 4371m)
Day 12: Trek from Pheriche to Namche Bazaar (Altitude: 3440m)
Day 13: Trek from Namche Bazaar to Lukla (Altitude: 2,860m)
Day 14: Fly to Kathmandu from Lukla
Day 15: Final Departure

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Day 1: Arrival at Kathmandu Airport (Altitude: 1380m)

Highlights: Warm welcome and exploring the city

Accommodation: Kathmandu 3 Star Hotel

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner

Your first day starts with your arrival in Nepal. As per the information provided by you one of our representatives will be at the airport to welcome you. You are taken to the luxurious hotel and can have rest for a day.

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Day 2: Kathmandu Valley Sightseeing (Altitude: 1380m)

Highlights: Explore the valley with UNESCO Heritage sites and the night life of Thamel.

Accommodation: Kathmandu 3 Star Hotel

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner

Kathmandu valley is recognized as the Cultural Heritage Center by the UNESCO and these are illustrated by the seven world heritage monuments (Pashupatinath and Changunarayan temples, Bouddhanath and Swayambhunath stupas, Kathmandu, Bhaktpur and Patan Durbar Square) which reveal the outstanding range of historic and artistic engineering achievements of ancient wood-carving and crafting, stone masonry, metal works and many more. The Pashupatinath is considered as the most sacred temple of Lord Shiva and Hindu people around the world visit this place while Bouddhanath is the largest Buddhist Mandala in the world. These all give you an insight of Nepali culture.

Your second day starts at the late morning after the breakfast. A guide is appointed who will take you in these historical places and gives you information. After the completion of the sightseeing, you will be driven back to your hotel and will be briefed about the next day activities.

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Day 3: Fly to Lukla and a Short Trek to Phakding (Altitude: 2640m)

Walking Distance: 8km (3-4 hours) 
Flight time: 
35 min

Highlights: Breathtaking scenic mountain flight from Kathmandu to Lukla

Accommodation: Basic Teahouse

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner

The flight from Kathmandu to Lukla (Tenzing Hillary Airport) is a short time flight introducing you the beginning of your charming trek. It is like a mountain flight that you will experience on the way as the topography changes from hills to the foothills of Himalayas.

Your belongings will be taken by our porters as you reach the Lukla airport and the adventurous trek begins to Phakding. This 3-4 hours easy walking heads towards north through Chheplung and Chaurikharka village and descent towards Dudhkoshi Ghat. The trekking trail goes through the Dudhkoshi river bank until you reach Phakding. Enjoy the trekking tails with the stunning scenic beauty, deep gorge, farming terraces, Sherpa settlements, blooming rhododendrons, magnolia trees, and pine forests to Phakding. You can visit local monastery after you reach at Phakding. Take a good rest and prepare for the next day trek.

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Day 4: Phakding to Namche Bazaar (Altitude: 3440m)

Walking Distance: 10-12km (5-6 hours) 

Highlights: Explore Namche Bazaar known as the gateway to Mt. Everest and the main marketplace of Khumbu region and the bakeries are famous

Accommodation: Basic Teahouse

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner

Hurray! One great adventure of lifetime; today is the day you are going to have the first glimpse of the Mt. Everest with your own eyes standing in front of you with the glory being the Highest Mountain of the world. After having breakfast at Phakding, we will gear up for the trek to the Namche Bazaar, the biggest Sherpa village in Nepal. Our trekking route takes us through the Dudhkoshi River banks via series of suspension bridges where you will cross the Hillary Suspension Bridge and then through the scenery pine forest to Monjo. The entrance of Sagarmatha National Park is just ahead where our permit is checked and registered. This National Park is famous for rare species of animals like Himalayan Thar, Red Panda, Himalayan Bear and many more and then we descend to Dudhkoshi River spotting Mani stones along the way to Jorsale and then to Namche Bazaar. It’s a tough climb but sure the toughness goes in a second as you reach to Namche Bazaar with the view of Everest in its magnificence.

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Day 5: Acclimatization in Namche Bazaar (Altitude: 3440m)

Trekking hours: Approximately 6 hours

Highlights: Khumjung Village, Sherpa museum

Accommodation: Basic Teahouse

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner

The day is for full of rest and allow our body to adopt the high altitude atmosphere. You have an option to walk nearly 2 hours uphill to the Everest View Point from where you can see the magnificent mountains, green hills and the walk is better for the acclimatization otherwise spend the day  at the highest altitude market place of the world visiting the nearby places like Sherpa museum that gives you to look over the Sherpa culture and the history of Sherpa mountaineering, monasteries, Buddhist stone monuments and the market itself with every facility one expects at market places.

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Day 6: Namche Bazaar to Tengboche (Altitude: 3860m)

Walking Distance: 10km (6 hours)

Highlights: Tengboche Monastery and the views of Himalayas

Accommodation: Basic Teahouse

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner

After the acclimatization at Namche Bazaar we head towards the Everest Base Camp. The fascinating views of the Himalayas can be seen this day when you reach at an altitude of 3,975 at Mongla Pass from where the dazzling and famous legendary mountain Ama Dablam can be viewed along with Mt. Thamserku and Mt. Khumbila which are regarded as the sacred mountain of patron god of the Khumbu region. Perfect view of the Everest, Nuptse, Lhotse, Thamserku,Tawachee, Kangtega and Kwangde are some of the other unbelievable examples of the gorgeous Himalayas which will definitely make you to forget all the tediousness of walking ups and downs the trail with adding value by visiting the largest monastery of Khumbu region Tongboche monastery where you get blessings and have chance to meet the people who come for blessings for the successful climbing of the summit of Everest.

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Day 7: Trek from Tongbuche to Dingboche (Altitude: 4410m)

Walking Distance: 11km (6 hours)

Highlights: Soaring mountain views of Taboche, Ama Dablam, Nuptse, Mt. Cholatse etc.

Accommodation: Basic Teahouse

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner

On the 7th day, trek continues through the lush rhododendron, conifers and birch forest to Deboche via suspension bridge over Imja River from where the fabulous view of Mt. Ama Dablam is one of a kind. We will come across many typical Sherpa villages on the path along with the Pangboche village, the biggest settlement of Sherpas in this region letting us the knowledge about their life style. Ascending further on the way gives you an eye catching scenes of the jaw dropping mountains i.e. Mt. Taboche, Mt. Nupse, Mt. Cholatse among others. When you reach at the today’s destination Dingboche, you will notice and love that the landscape is changing; trees are replaced with the shrubs and a desert like feeling strike to you.

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Day 8: Acclimatization in Dingboche (Altitude: 4410m)

Accommodation: Basic Teahouse

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner

The altitude is above the 4000m and you have reached that height in a very short period of time which may result with the altitude sickness hence resting our body for acclimatization is important. We will make a walk to allow you to acclimatize. The trek to the Chhukung Valley and its surroundings allows you the fantabulous views of Ama Dablam, Lhotse, Makalu, Cholatse, Taboche, Lobuche, Chooyu among others are majestic. After the fabulous views you will again return back to Dingboche. You will spend the night at Dingboche.

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Day 9: Trek from Dingboche to Lobuche (Altitude: 4940m)

Walking Distance: 11-12 km (6-7 hours)

Highlights: Astonishing views of Pumori and Nuptse mountains

Accommodation: Basic Teahouse

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner

From Dingboche we trek towards Thugla after having the breakfast. The trek gradually becomes challenging as the altitude increases. Dungla is the place where memorial stupas are erected in memory of the climbers and trekkers who chose the death while climbing Mt. Everest in the due course of time. Awesome views of the Khumbu Glacier and the close views of the Himalayas keep you motivated to trek forward in anticipation of being more views ahead waiting for you no matter how difficult is the walking. The close view of Mt. Pumori and Mt. Nuptse is the attraction of the route. You finally cross the valley to the Yak grazing land at the Lobuche. Prepare for a cold night as we are near the snow line and almost the highest altitude. You will spend a night at Lobuche.

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Day 10: Trek to Gorak Shep and the Everest Base Camp (Altitude: 5164m, 5545m)

Walking Distance: 15km (6-8 hours)

Highlights: Gorak Shep, Khumbu Glacier, and Everest Base Camp

Accommodation: Basic Teahouse

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner

The easy trail of one hour and then climbing steep trail of one and half hour you will reach to Gorak Shep a spectacular village also known as the highest settlement of the world with an altitude of 5160m surrounding with the splendid mountains Pumori, Lingtren, Nuptse and of course Everest. The hand touching view of the Everest, Nuptse and many other mountains gears you to reach the trek destination as soon as possible. You will drop all of your belongings at Gorak Shep as you are staying the night here. The following straight trail to Everest Base Camp becomes harder as the rocky bank is formed of unconsolidated glacial debris accumulation hence slowly walking is recommended. After one and half hour walking from the Gorak Shep, finally you step in the Everest Base Camp the most awaited moment of the whole trek and in the spring season you will have chance to meet the Everest climbers. The famous Khumbu glacier and the blue ice pinnacles of the icefall are one of the most adventurous and memorable moment for the most of the trekkers; the immense unbelievable views of the breathtaking beauty that you will never tired of sharing those magical moments throughout your life. The achievement of reaching at the Everest Base Camp is itself tells a lot for you to be proud of the whole life.

As the sun begins step down to the west and having some quality time at the Base Camp, we leave the heavenly place and move backward to the Gorak Shep where we stay for the overnight.

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Day 11: Trek to Kala Patthar & Back to Pheriche (Altitude: 5643m, 4371m)

Walking Distance: 12-13km (5-6 hours)

Highlights: Kala Pattar, for the 360-degree panoramic and sunrise view of the Everest and neighboring mountains.

Accommodation: Basic Teahouse

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner

The extraordinary glorious and exceptional sunrise view of the giant Mt. Everest, Nuptse, Khumbutse,Changtse, and Lhotse would be the most valuable opportune asset of the trek and the day is to gather all of them at once from the Kala Patthar which is the best view point of the Khumbu region providing you with the 360-degree panorama view of the Himalaya surrounding and a matter of fact is that the closest view of Mt. Everest is not possible from the Everest Base Camp. We wake up early and climb upward to Kala Patthar before the sunrises. The glowing Himalayas summits with the first light fall of the sun holds you forever. With the heavenly pleasure of the pictures of the Everest and the neighboring mountains we descend back to Gorak Shep for the breakfast and trek down to the Pheriche where we stay for the night.

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Day 12: Trek from Pheriche to Namche Bazaar (Altitude: 3440m)

Walking Distance: 13-15km (7-8 hours)

Highlights: Tenboche Monastery and the Namche Bazaar.

Accommodation: Basic Teahouse

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner

Steep climbing and the glorious and majestic up-close view of mountains are being left behind at the horizon as you gently descend down to tree line area to Namche Bazaar passing through Debuche and Tengboche on the way. There is still much to experience at Tengbuche Monastery being a holy Buddhist settlement it is quite different and pious feeling visiting the Monastery and lighting the lamp where you can explore the untold story of the history and the activities of the monks. We arrive at Namche at late afternoon and it’s time to get your souvenirs at Namche. Cherish your accomplishment.

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Day 13: Trek from Namche Bazaar to Lukla (Altitude: 2,860m)

Walking Distance: 16km (6-7 hours)

Highlights: Explore Lukla valley and enjoy the final walk in the Everest region

Accommodation: Basic Teahouse

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

After breakfast, we retrace down the way through the rhododendron forest to the valley foothill alongside Dudhkoshi River crossing the series of suspension bridges. After arrival at Lukla, we enjoy the victory of the trek that others only dreamt of and the success is because of the great teamwork hence congratulating the trek crew with having party together tonight.

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Day 14: Fly to Kathmandu from Lukla

Accommodation: Kathmandu 3 Star Hotel

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner

This is the last day amid the mountains; you will take a flight early in the morning back to Kathmandu leaving the dramatic and charismatic scenery on the way back with the last view of snow-capped mountains. You will be taken to the hotel and rest of the day celebrates your achievement. If you have plenty of time and plan for other places to visit you can consult to us. There will be a farewell party at the evening.

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Final Departure

Our company representative drove to you international airport .

Important Note: Your safety is our prominent concern and duty. The scheduled itinerary is subject to change. The changes on itinerary may occur due to the flight cancellation, trekking members’ health problem, weather or any other emergency situation.  Trekking leader has the right to take immediate action if such situation arises. We request you all to separate some additional days to balance for such emergency situations.

Flight Cancelation: The weather in Lukla cannot be predicted hence resulting in the cancellation of the flight. Returning to hotel and lodging and fooding cost is not included. We will take our flight the next day if the weather remains clear. There is another option of hiring a helicopter for Lukla that also demands the additional cost.

Cost Includes

  • Airport pick up and drop off service
  • Kathmandu – Lukla – Kathmandu flight fare
  • Full Board Plan (breakfast, lunch, dinner, accommodation, tea or coffee) during trek,
  • Hotel in Kathmandu with BB plan
  • Trekking guide and porters(one guide for a group and 1 porter for each two)
  • Sagarmatha National Park entry permit
  • TIMS (Trekkers’ Information Management Systems)
  • All government taxes
  • Food, accommodation, insurance, salary for the trekking guide /porters
  • Domestic flight from Kathmandu to Lukla and return back Lukla to Kathmandu for guest and guide.
  • Welcome dinner.

Cost Excludes

  • Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu
  • Your travel insurance
  • International flight and departure tax
  • Any expense of personal nature
  • Bar Bill (water, Beer, Tea , coffee)
  • Nepal entry visa fee US 30 (Duration 60 days from date of issue)
  • Your personal nature expenses such as bar bill, laundry, beverages
  • Not mention above including cost

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