Everest Base Camp Trekking

Trip Facts

  • Destination:Everest Region, Nepal
  • Trip Grade:Hard, Moderate
  • Max Elevation:5364 m
  • Total Duration:7 to 28 days
  • Best Time:Autumn and Spring
  • Group Size:2-20

Everest Base Camp trekking is one of the most popular trekking routes around the globe.

To walk all the way to the foothill of the world’s highest peak, to camp and spend extraordinary hours there, sing along the cool breeze, spend a night and the next morning with a single unzipping of the tent the majestic Mount Everest greets you a very good morning… It is every traveler’s or hiker’s or a trekker’s dream but as the saying goes dreams don’t work unless you take action. Dare to take action – we are there to help you.

everest base camp trek

 Opened from 1953, the Everest base camp or simply known as Southern Base Camp among the mountaineers is located at the 5,364 m altitude. The trekkers or simply you have multiple choices of routes according you plans, duration of stay meaning – you can either choose traditional route that is direct and short passage and meet up with several tourists and trekkers like yourself or you can take several side-trips, that connect to Basecamp and epic trails that are longer and challenging with extraordinary views and sceneries.

everest base camp trek

The traditional route starts with half an hour flight to Lukla (2860m) from Kathmandu (1400m). Then the hike to Phakding (2600m) and ascend to beautiful Namche Bazaar (3440m), then to Tengboche (3860 m), to Leboche (4940m), Gorak Shep (5164 m), (Kala Patthar 5645 m )and finally to Everest bBaseCamp (5365m).

There are several side trips to EBC among which starting the trip from Jiri 1905m (8 hrs drive from Kathmandu) is one of the popular routes that requires 18 to 26 days. Likewise, you can also use the Tumlingtar route which spices up your adventure with additional Makalu Base camp (4870m).

Outline Itinerary

  • Day 01: Arrive in the Kathmandu
  • Day 02: Kathmandu – Lukla – Phakding
  • Day 03: Phakding – Namche Bazaar (Elevation: 3446m)
  • Day 04: Acclimatization day in Namche Bazaar
  • Day 05: Namche Bazaar to Tengboche (3,867m)
  • Day 06: Tengboche – Dingboche (4,481m)
  • Day 07: Acclimatization Day in Dingboche.
  • Day 08: Dingboche- Lobuche (4930m)
  • Day 09: Lobuche –Gorkshep (5160m) – Base camp (5365m)
  • Day 10: Gorakshep- Pheriche (4,283m)
  • Day 11: Pheriche – Namche Bazaar
  • Day 12: Namche Bazaar – Lukla
  • Day 13: Lukla – Kathmandu
  • Day 14: Final Departure
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Detail Itinerary

Day 01: Arrive in the Kathmandu

Once you arrive Kathmandu international airport and our representative will transfer you to your respective hotel. Preparation for the trek.

Day 02: Kathmandu – Lukla – Phakding

You will take the domestic flight to Lukla that will be 40 min. You will get chances to views memorable joined countryside and river valleys below. Hike for 3 to 4 hours to Phakding.

Day 03: Phakding – Namche Bazaar (Elevation: 3446m)

This day you will have a walk through a magnificent forest of rhododendron with unimaginable views of the riverside. It will take around 5/6 hours from Phakding and reach Namche Bazaar (3440m).

Day 04: Acclimatization day in Namche Bazaar

Namche Bazaar is a very famous place for sight-seeing of Mt. Everest and all Himalayan ranges as well as wonderful sunrise and sunset. There is a famous local museum as well. You will hike to nearby hills to prepare for higher altitude trek.

Day 05: Namche Bazaar to Tengboche (3,867m)

You will hike to reach Tengbouche. Tengboche is one of the well-known traditional places full of famous Tibet Buddhist monasteries. On the route you will have remarkable views of Mt. Everest, Nuptse, Lhotse, Cholatse, Kantaiga, AmaDablam and Thamserku.

Day 06: Tengboche – Dingboche (4,481m)

You will continue the hike through the Rhododendrons forests until reaching the suspension bridge near the Pangboche village which takes about 2 hours. Crossing the bridge, the steep climb will take you the village. Then the trail continues in the isolated pastures and fields till Orsho, left trail goes to Pheriche and right trail continues to Dingboche. After some 2 hours you will reach Dingboche. You can have a good view of Amadablam, Island Peak, Lhotse, Tawache, Tsolache, Lobuche and other peaks.

Day 07: Acclimatization Day in Dingboche.

Take rest and hike around the nearby hills to get used to with the altitude. You will hike around 2 to 3 hours to Dingboche to reach in the peak or Chhukung Valley for the wonderful views of Himalayan ranges, special views for Island peak and AmaDablam Mountain.

Day 08: Dingboche- Lobuche (4930m)

You will get chance to take a beautiful walk where the mountain such as Cholatse, Lobuche and Pumari lie. Lobuche is situated at the altitude of 4,930m. It takes around 3 to 4 hours for trekking.

Day 09: Lobuche –Gorkshep (5160m) – Base camp (5365m)

Start an early walk at around 7am for 2 hours to reach Gorkshep. Then you will continue your treks to Everest Base Camp which will take 4 more hours walk. Enjoy the spectacular views of the Khumbu Icefall from the world renowned Mt. Everest Base Camp.

Day 10: Gorakshep- Pheriche (4,283m)

Again you will start early at 4 am hike to Kala Pathar 5550m. The trail steeply ascends until reaching Kala Pathar view point which takes about 2 hours. Trekkers need to climb around 2 hours with the wonderful sightseeing of Mt. Everest and Pumori to reach Kalapathar. You will then descend to Pheriche. Stay overnight in the Pheriche.

Day 11: Pheriche – Namche Bazaar

Descend from Pheriche to Namche Bazaar. During your trekking, once again you will cross the beautiful, panoramic forests of blue pine and beautiful red rhododendron views.

Day 12: Namche Bazaar – Lukla

Your final night will be at the Lukla where you will capture all the naturally beautiful views of Mt. Everest along with the other wonderful mountains.

Day 13: Lukla – Kathmandu

Fly back to Kathmandu. You can view the Mt. Everest for the last time through the plane windowpane. Overnight stay in the hotel.

Day 14: Final Departure

Farewell and final departure.

Price Include

  1.  Airport pick and drop.
  2. All meals during trek (not in city).
  3. Accommodation during trek (local lodge)
  4. Trekking permits.
  5. English speaking local expert guide, porters.
  6. National park fees.
  7. Trekkers' Information Management System fees (TIMS Card).
  8. Transportation .
  9. Equipment clothing for porter & staffs.
  10. Insurance for all staff & porters.

Price Exclude

  1. Nepal visa
  2. Lunch & dinner during the stay in the hotel.
  3. Hot shower battery charges.
  4. Personal expenses (e.g. phone calls, laundry, alcohol, soft drinks, bottled water, souvenirs, etc).
  5. Tips for the staffs because this is the sign of the guest happiness.
  6. Extra baggage charges.
  7. Personal gears & clothing (available on hire).
  8. Any expenses incurred in emergency evacuation/road block due to any reason, table drinks, snacks while walking.
  9. Your Travel insurance.
  10. Emergency evacuation charges, if required.

★★★ NOTICE ★★★
★ The given itinerary is a guideline and standard pattern which we provide you. This trekking can be modified according to your time and needs. Trekking price will be according to Deluxe, Standard, Budget and Group size so if you provide details about it we will be pleased. please fell free to asked .★

You can choose your dates at the time of booking. Thanks!

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