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!

Nepal Reliable guide, Highly Recommended

My husband and I did the Langtang-Gosaikund -Helambu trekking with Narayan Pandey, a guide from Gorka. It was our third trip to Nepal. We had a wonderful time mainly thanks to Narayan. He’s a very professional, intelligent and trustworthy guy , speaks very good English and is good fun, always smiling and in a good mood. When there was a sudden change in the weather, he adapted our schedule accordingly. We never experienced the slightest headache due to the altitude since Narayan made sure we never climbed more than 500m a day. At places were accommodation was tight, he sent along a porter to secure a room for us. We intend to go trekking with him again.We very much recommend Narayan to other travellers because we think he can really make a difference!


Panta , Raju , Nicole 

Nicole &  Danny 

Nicole Sierens &Danny Gysen,
Brussels Belgium

Everest Base Camp Trekking Best Guide

As a single woman trekking in Nepal, I was a little concerned that I might not find a reliable or trustworthy guide. Luckily I found Machhendra.

In November/December 2008 I trekked with Machhendra in the Annapurna region for 18 days. It was a trip of a lifetime, and mostly due to Machhendra's guidance. Each day of our trip held new wonders, pointed out by his keen eyes and kind heart. We toured temples most trekkers might have missed had they been on their own, or with a guide of less experience. Even when temples were closed he would seek out the caretaker to open the doors and give us a tour.

Our pace while trekking was perfect, not too fast to miss the sights and not too slow to arrive after dark. There are many ways to trek through Nepal, but none better than with an experienced and caring guide like Machhendra. I am planning to return to Nepal and when I do, I will most certainly hire Machhendra as my guide, my friend, to tour the Everest region.  

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Kelly Byron,

Reliable and responsible trekking company and Guide 

Feb. 19, 2011.

To Whom it may concern,

Having trekked in Nepal on several occasions and used the guiding services of Machendra Tamang,  form the SAN TREKKING we wish to recommend him to prospective clients. Machendra's vast experience, professionalism, knowledge, familiarity with the region and his care for his clients is exceptional.

Trekking in Nepal is always something of a spiritual journey for us, but it is made even more special by experiencing the genuine friendship and companionship Machendra shared with us. We encourage prospective clients to utilize his services and ensure continuing employment for him. We believe that your enjoyment of Nepal will be maximized if Machendra is your guide.

On our most recent trek, our small group of four also used the services of Machendra's brother Changba and brother-in-law Kimba. Both of these porters were delightfully cheerful company who voluntarily attended to our every need.

On our latest trek in the Solu Khumbu, we travelled in a clockwise direction from Lukla to Namchee, Thame, across the Renjo La, Gokyo, across the Cho La, Dhzongla, Gorak Shep (Kalla Patthar and EBC), Dinboche to Lukla with many side trips while acclimatizing. This involved crossing a number of high passes and peaks between 5 000 and 6 000 metres. However, Machendra's careful planning ensured excellent acclimatization where no-one experienced even a minor headache. Machendra is highly attuned to the abilities of clients and balances that with the altitude to tailor a sensible pace and ensure everyone's safety. This includes carrying a client's pack if they are struggling on a particular day.

If necessary, Machendra will organize everything including internal flights, permits, accommodation, side tours, visas, etc, and he does so without any commission. He is a highly principled man whose honesty and integrity are beyond question. He has a great depth of character and an absolutely delightful nature and his wonderful sense of humour is another bonus. His dignity and sensitivity is displayed in a quiet, caring manner while he goes about the business of guiding, communicating and negotiating, always in a very unobtrusive manner. Everything on the trek works smoothly because of the efficiency and diplomacy that characterizes him.

Machendra is especially alert, observant and attentive to your condition and he shows a genuine, heartfelt concern for your comfort and welfare. Always, he ensured our needs (meals, lodging, warmth, security, etc.) were met first before he attended to his own. Nothing was too much trouble for him and he communicated his ideas readily and showed flexibility in discussing alternative agendas as they arose. Machendra is an experienced cook and if lodges are busy at meal times, he also cooks excellent meals.

It was a privilege for us to once again enjoy the genuine friendship and sincerity Machendra so readily established with us. Because of his forthright honesty and integrity, we developed a very strong attachment and respect for him. He is an absolute credit to the Trekking Industry of Nepal and we recommend him to you most highly. Without a doubt, when next we visit Nepal, we will ensure that Machendra is our guide.

Thank you again Machendra, for your friendship, efficiency and care. The trek was wonderful but your company added to the enjoyment and the grate memories of Nepal.

Best wishes,

Your Friends,

Everest View Trek
Peter & Kim Cook,

Best Trekking Guide & Agency Ever.

 From the SAN TREKKING  agency Narayan took me on a fabulous trek in the hills of central Nepal; "off the beaten track" is an understatement. Everything about it was wonderful, the accomadations, food, but most of all the people in this idyllic place. I found Narayan to be very knowledgable, friendly, capable, and he also speaks very good English. If you want guide you can rest assured to be trustworthy, you will not go wrong with Narayan. When I go back to Nepal he will definately be the guide that I will look up.

Dean Engle ,
Hawaii, U S A

Very Knowledgeable, Enthusiastic and Experienced guide

Narayan Pandey is a very knowledgeable, enthusiastic and experienced guide. If you're looking for a personal guide or a guide for your group to the Himalaya mountains of Nepal then you can not do any better than this man. Narayan Pandey with SAN TREKKING.
Tracey Quinn,
Sydney, Australia

Very Experienced Guide

I would like to recommend Narayan, a travel and mountain guide in Nepal, with who I had the chance to travel, had a great experience and after the years has become a good friend to me.

He is definitely someone you can trust with, I still remember coming out of Kathmandu airport the first time in 2011, and he was there waiting for me and treated me very nicely. I did touring in the city and a trekking in Nagarkot. And back in 2018 also did city touring.
He guides both in the cities as in the mountain doing trekking. He is also very knowledgeable, very intelligent and looks after his travellers.

Definitely a high asset for your trip.

Thank you Narayan

Yaiza Ibañez,
Barcelona, Spain

Beautiful country, great people, an amazing experience!

Spent about a month in Nepal last year with San trekking. It was such a beautiful experience. Trekking in Pokhara in the Annapurna region and mountain flight was just out of this world. Their team took great care of us. Beautiful country, great people, an amazing experience!

John Smith,
United Kingdom

Annapurna Round Trekking

Marco and I went for the Anapurna Trekking in February and March 2009. We decided to search for ourselfs in different office places and agencies. We were told that we had to be careful and precisely with choosing guides. At the end we came at an office where we met the guide Tilak. He was working at the office as a guide, together with the office manager Narayan Pandey. When Marco saw him, he melted, and we decided to take him with us to join our planned trekking.
We had an amazing time. Our choice was really remarkable. Narayan Pandey is a very honest gentleman. He did not only carry our bags, but he was curious, really interested in someone, warm, intelligent and became feeling like a friend. It was also very nice and handy that he could speak English with us, which makes the conversations much easier. Learning and speaking English also does say something about someone in Nepal!
Life is hard in Nepal, and so he showed us too. We wish him all the good luck and he deserves all the best recommends of past travellers! And off course of us!
From Holland
Maura &Marco ,
Amsterdam, Holland

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