Everest Base Camp Trek

Trip Facts

  • Duration 14 Days
  • Trip Difficulty moderate
  • Max. Altitude 5550m
  • Start and End 2 - 20
  • Best Time March – May & Sep – Dec
  • Accommodation Tea House / Lodge

Trip Highlights

  • World’s highest Mt. Everest Base Camp and Kalapatthar – majestic viewpoint.
  • Tengboche Monastery and Nepal’s longest Ngozumpa glaciers.
  • Mesmerizing views of mountains, Gokyo lakes & Gokyo Ri, Glaciers.
  • Three great high passes (Kongma-La, Cho-la & Renjo-la pass).

Trekking in Everest Base Camp, is high on the bucket list of things to do for adventurers around the globe. The reason to be it in a bucket list is trekking in Everest Base Camp allows you to see a wonderful close-up view of Mount Everest. One can see a Mount Everest from 360 degree angle, which is the highest peak of the world. People climb the Mount Everest to show their guts and to prove themselves against the odds and the difficulties whereas some people just wander around the world’s tallest peaks and soak in the picturesque views of the peaks i.e. Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse, Pumori, and Ama Dablam.

In good weather all the summits can be admired and the nature shows its rich biodiversity. Thousands of tourists are fond of the history and culture of the country that embraces the religion of native people. Everest Base Camp Trek is not very demanding but also not easy, trekkers who do not feel like climbing the tallest mountain of the world usually decide on climbing the EBC.

Trekking to Everest Base Camp can be a life time experience, the camp is located on the altitude of 5, 550m above the sea level. The route leads you through the most spectacular Himalayan terrains. Tourists are escorted by Sherpa guides who know the Khumbu region very well and these Sherpa had spent their whole life in this region. In route you will past through traditional Sherpa villages and hidden among mountains monasteries called “Gompas” in Sherpa languages. Local people treat guests as a god and they always welcome guests in friendly manner.

Local people also eagerly show them what their daily timeless lives look like. Those tourist who took part in Everest Base Camp Trek will never forget the experience and better hospitality, also they can enjoy with the exciting views of the mountains as well as beautiful pine and birch forests. All the attractions of EBC are beautiful all year round but their exceptional beauty can be admired in autumn season. During this season the air is so clear that everything looks very sharp like in a picture.

From the very beginning of the trek you will be amazed with absolutely fantastic views of the Himalayas. During the trek to Everest Base Camp you will be able to see some wild birds and animals. You will visit a monastery in Tangboche which is an important Sherpa people place of cult. You will hike through valleys surrounded by mountains and also you can observe the rhododendron forests, numerous rope bridges which you will never see in another place.

Outline Itinerary

Day 01: Arrival at Kathmandu in Tribhuwan International Airport

Day 02: Flight to Lukla and start EBC trekking to Phakding (2652m/8699 ft) – 3 hrs.

Day 03: Phakding to Namche Bazaar (3,440m/11,283 ft) – 6 hrs.

Day 04: EBC Acclimatization Day – Hike to Everest View Hotel (3,962m / 12,995 ft.) – 4 hrs.

Day 05: Trek to Tengboche (3,860m / 12,680 ft) – 5 hrs.

Day 06: Tengboche to Dingboche (4410m / 14464 ft) – 5hrs

Day 07: EBC Acclimatization Day (Hike to Nagerjun hill and return) – 5 hrs.

Day 08: Dingboche to Lobuche (4,910m / 16105 ft) – 5 hrs.

Day 09: Lobuche to Gorakshep (5181 m / 16990 ft) – Everest Base Camp (53644 m / 1759 ft) and back to Gorakshep – 8 hrs.

Day 10: Gorakshep – Kala Patthar (5545m / 11283 ft.) then trek back to Pheriche (4210m / 13810 ft) – 7 hrs.

Day 11: Pheriche to Namche (3440 m / 11283 ft.) – 7 hrs

Day 12: Namche to Lukla (2800 m / 9184 ft.) – 7 hrs.

Day 13: Fly back from Lukla waving to the EBC Trail.

Day 14: End of Everest Base Camp Trek (Farewell).

What's included

  • Airport pick-up and transfer to hotel by private vehicle
  • A 13 Nights / 14 Days Adventure Trip
  • Welcome dinner
  • 2 Nights 3* (or similar category) hotel in Kathmandu
  • Breakfast for 2 Days in Kathmandu Hotel
  • 10 Nights Tea House Accommodation while trekking
  • 3 meals (Breakfast, lunch, dinner) during the trek
  • Kathmandu – Lukla round-trip airfare (with airport tax, if any)
  • Trekking permit
  • TIMS (Trekkers’ Information Management System) Card
  • Government Taxes, local taxes (if any)
  • 1 English Speaking Guide (Government licensed, trained)
  • 1 Porter per two trekkers (if needed)
  • Trekking route map
  • Trip Accomplishment Certificate
  • First Aid Kit
  • Farewell dinner
  • Airport Drop for your departure

What's not included

  • International Airfare.
  • Your Travel Insurance.
  • Rescue & Evacuation.
  • Nepal Visa fee (mostly on arrival).
  • Lunch and Dinner in Kathmandu.
  • Tips for Guide and/or Porter.
  • Drinks and beverage – tea / coffee / bottled water / hot water / alcohol.
  • Chocolates and sweets.
  • Hot shower.

Detailed Itinerary

  • Day 01: Arrival at Kathmandu in Tribhuwan International Airport

    Welcome to the capital city of Nepal, Kathmandu is known as the city of temples. Our representatives will greet and warmly receive you at the airport. After he/she welcomes you, they will then support you with the transportation to transfer your booked hotel in Kathmandu.

    After you reach at your hotel then you can take rest or you can be fresh. You will have nothing planned for the day, but you can go shopping in Thamel if you have some personal gears to buy. You will spend a night in a hotel.

  • Day 02: Flight to Lukla and start EBC trekking to Phakding (2652m/8699 ft) – 3 hrs.

    After your breakfast, our guide will pick you up for an exciting flight to Lukla. The flight to Lukla is itself a rare adventure which will chill your bone. The Tenzing Hillary Airport is itself one of the most extreme high altitude airport in the world. Immediately after you leave Kathmandu, you will be greeted by the green hills and the surrounding mountains which is worth to watch. The landing to a narrow lane, in the base of the mountains will surely skip your heart a bit.

    After a wonderful and thrilling flight, you will start your trek. You will meet your porters at the airport to carry most of your goods. The tour guide will make your way along the busy street to the start of the trek down to Phakding. You will walk through alpine forest and Dudh Koshi River with breathtaking sounds of nature. You have to cross the suspension bridge to reach Phakding and walking above the swinging bridge will add a thrill to your journey. Then, head to a local teahouse where you will spend your night in the best guest house.

    Altitude: 2652m
  • Day 03: Phakding to Namche Bazaar (3,440m/11,283 ft) – 6 hrs.

    After completing the breakfast, you will start to make your way to Namche Bazaar. Today, the walk is strenuous, but the beautiful scenes, and pristine air makes you keep going. On the way you will stop multiple times to soak in some stunning views. You will pass Sagarmatha National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site as you reach Monjo. The national park is full of endangered flora and faunas.

    On the way to today guest house you will pass some attractive Sherpa villages, Monjo, and Jorsale. Namche Bazaar is the gateway to Everest and it is a Sherpa town where you can do your last-minute shopping. Namche Bazaar is a market where various shops, cafeterias, cyber café, hotels, and guest houses can be found which invites tourists traveling to the Everest Region of Nepal.

    Tonight, you will spend your night at a local teahouse owned by a Sherpa family.

    Altitude: 3,440m
  • Day 04: EBC Acclimatization Day – Hike to Everest View Hotel (3,962m / 12,995 ft.) – 4 hrs.

    Today is a rest day to adapt your body in a new environment at Namche Bazaar. It is very important to make your body adopt a new environment because in the days to come, you have to trek to high altitudes with thin air.

    You will hike to Everest View Hotel, following the panoramic views of the highest mountains. Hotel Everest view is the highest situated hotels in the world from where you will have a clearer views of the Himalayas. You can enjoy the spectacular views of the majestic mountains, Mount Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse, Ama Dablam, Thamserku, and many more. And then we return back to Namche as it’s an acclimatization day, so we won’t be gaining altitudes.

    At Namche you will visit the Everest Photo Gallery, Museum, and many more. Overnight at a guesthouse in Namche.

    Altitude: 3,962m
  • Day 05: Trek to Tengboche (3,860m / 12,680 ft) – 5 hrs.

    Today we follow a trail to Tengboche. The route we walk today is the most scenic hiking route in the entire Everest Base Camp Trek. At first, we descend to Dudh Koshi valley at Phungi Thanka and make our way uphill to Tengboche at a slow pace. In the trial you will be surrounded by some of the majestic mountain like Mt. Ama Dablam, Mt. Lhotse, Nuptse, and Mt. Everest. Next you will pass the Imja Khola to reach the Tengboche, the spiritual center of the Khumbu region.

    At Tengboche, you visit the Tengboche monastery, an old monastery at a high altitude that offers incredible views of the Everest locale. Make sure you see the amazing Murals and Statuary of the monastery.

    Further, one can see the Mt. Ama Dablam just above the monastery. Tonight, you will spend a night at Tengboche at a locally operated guest house.

    Altitude: 3,860m
  • Day 06: Tengboche to Dingboche (4,410m / 14464 ft) – 5hrs

    After breakfast, we will head towards EBC trek journey with an amazing ascent. The trial offered a beautiful views of gigantic mountains.

    Before leaving, get out of your bed early to catch the lifetime experience of sunrise over Ama Dablam Mountain. It will be an awful moment to cherish throughout life.

    After you enjoy the sunrise moment, you will descend the Imja River and follow a trail to a high altitude Sherpa village of Dingboche. You will follow a scenic path full of mountain views and picturesque landscapes. The village is at a dramatic location with appealing pictures of mountains in the backdrop. We keep on walking to the hamlets of Dingboche. Prayer flags, prayer wheels, mani walls, agriculture fields, and settlements of yak herders guard the trials to Dingboche.

    After you reach Dingboche at an altitude of 4,410 m, you may feel the effects of thin air at a high altitude. At this situation, you should calm down and drink plenty of liquids. You should keep yourself hydrated all the time. Here, the guide will check your oxygen level with an oximeter to monitor if you are fit to trek. Otherwise, the guide will provide you some medications to prevent the altitude sickness. You should have a firm determination and a positive mindset to trek to the base camp of the world’s highest mountain, Mt. Everest. Tonight, spend your time at a local guest house.

    Altitude: 4,410m
  • Day 07: EBC Acclimatization Day (Hike to Nagerjun hill and return) – 5 hrs.

    Today is another day for acclimatization. We need to acclimatize to ensure our health and safety, as we keep passing the high altitudes. Today, prepare yourself for the stimulating hike to Everest Base Camp.

    After breakfast, you will hike to nearby Nagerjun hill to catch some panoramic views of the mountains around. The Nagerjun hill is a beautiful viewpoint in the Everest locale located at an altitude of 5100 m. From the viewpoint you can observe some fantastic views of lofty peaks i.e. Thamserku, Taboche, Kangtega, Lobuche, Mt. Ama Dablam, Nuptse, Cholatse, and many other in the range. After some refreshing moments spend on the hill, we get down exploring the settlements in Dingboche. Tonight, you will rest at guest house.

  • Day 08: Dingboche to Lobuche (4,910m / 16105 ft) – 5 hrs.

    You are making your way closer to Everest Base Camp, with every passing day. You should maintain a slow pace while taking elevations and communicate everything you feel with your guide.

    After breakfast, you will trek to Lobuche at an elevation of 4910m. Until you get to Dughla, you will follow a trail between wide valleys. After passing some yak pastures, you will reach Lobuche. Now you are trekking above the tree line, the trials become bare and filled with snow. You can’t find any permanent Sherpa settlement over here in Lobuche. Just beside tea house, you will be surrounded by striking views of high mountains.

    Enjoy the views and get rest at tea house. Tomorrow, you will head towards Everest Base Camp, the base camp of the world’s highest mountains.

    Altitude: 4,910m
  • Day 09: Lobuche to Gorakshep (5,181 m / 16990 ft) – Everest Base Camp (5,364 m / 1759 ft) and back to Gorakshep – 8 hrs.

    After an early breakfast, we head to Gorakshep which is at an altitude of 5,181 m. The place is barely populated with few guest houses that operate during trekking seasons. After you reach Gorakshep, the guide will take you to a guest house where you can leave your heavy gear. From Gorakshep you will make your way to Everest Base Camp. It’s a moment of pride for everyone because it’s been a week since you have been waiting for the day.

    You will trek through the world’s highest glacier “Khumbu Glacier” at a height of 4900 m which is 12 km long. You will walk through the ice formations and small pools of water. You should be a careful as you may hurt your foot in scree and moraine in joy. Soon, you reach the final destination of the trek, i.e. Everest Base Camp.

    When you are at the Everest Base Camp, you will explore the area and witness the glory of the highest peaks rise just before you. You can capture the wonderful moment in a photos and you can celebrate the moments with your teammates and guides. You are now at the base camp of the world’s highest mountain, Mt. Everest but you cannot see Mt. Everest from the base camp as it hides between Mt. Lhotse and Mt. Nuptse. After we collect memories, we will return back to Gorakshep.

    Tonight, spend a cozy warm sleep at a local guest house.

    Altitude: 5,364 m
  • Day 10: Gorakshep – Kala Patthar (5,545m / 11283 ft.) then trek back to Pheriche (4210m / 13810 ft) – 7 hrs.

    Today, you will witness the nearest view of Mt. Everest through the naked eye. So, wake up early before the sun rise and head towards Kalapatthar at 5545 m. which is the highest point of your trekking journey. Soon you will reach the highest view point, as the sun peeks through the highest mountain, you will forget all the distresses.

    From Kalapatthar, you will catch the golden rays of sun fall over Mt. Everest’s glittering snow. Bless yourself on the feet of the majestic mountains on the earth. You can capture the moment in photos and videos to show it to the world. Next, you will return back to Gorakshep. After breakfast, start trekking downhill to Pheriche.

    Pheriche is crowded with small settlement where you can find a clinic run by the Himalayan Rescue Association (HRA). In Pheriche, you can enjoy the nearby views. Tonight, take rest at guest house after your dinner.

    Altitude: 5,545m
  • Day 11: Pheriche to Namche (3,440 m / 11283 ft.) – 7 hrs

    Today we head back to the Sherpa town to Namche. The route is long and the mountain views don’t end yet. So, you can stop at intervals to catch some more views of the Khumbu region. We descend slowly from the communities like Orsho, Pngboche, and Tengboche to Namche. After reaching Namche, you can take rest and end your day. Tonight, spend a warm night at a guesthouse.

    Altitude: 3,440 m
  • Day 12: Namche to Lukla (2800 m / 9184 ft.) – 7 hrs.

    You will descend to Lukla from Namche with the impressive mountain views. We descend along Jorsale, Monjo, and Phakding to Lukla. The route is full of lush forests and amazing mountainous terrain. You can take the last-minute views of the gigantic mountains and enjoy the last minutes of your Everest trekking.

    Tonight, you can celebrate the success of your EBC trek with all your crews and teammates. Sing and dance along with the porters and guides with boundless local brew rounds. You may also offer tips to your porter and guides as an encouragement before the night. You will meet most of the porters for the last time in Lukla. Tonight, have some good sleep recalling the Everest memories.

    Altitude: 2,800 m
  • Day 13: Fly back from Lukla waving to the EBC Trail.

    Enjoy the sights and bid farewell to the mountains and the hills. You will fly again with a sight of the highest mountains, after you board in flight from Lukla to Kathmandu. You will recognize most of the mountain through your window.

    After you land in TIA, your guide will transfer you to your hotel. Enjoy the day around streets of Thamel. Enjoy the food of your choice, as you may not find all the dishes in the mountains throughout your EBC journey.

  • Day 14: End of Everest Base Camp Trek (Farewell).

    Today, one representative of our team will transfer you to the airport to catch your scheduled flight. If you want to extend your holiday in Nepal for a longer session, then you may let us know. We will help you with the plans.

    We believe you made some incredible memories with us. Thank you, have a safe journey home.

Dates and Prices

All our published dates are guaranteed departures. If this dates don’t match with your travel plans, we will plan your trip as per your requirement. Let us know what kind of trip you are looking for and our travel experts will help plan your tailor-made trips in your dream destination.

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2022-08-10 2022-8-24
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USD $1790
2022-09-09 2022-9-23
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USD $1790

FAQs of Everest Base Camp Trek

  • 1. Is Everest Base Camp trek worth it?

    Definitely yes! It is worth to do an Everest Base Camp Trek. The weather is very clear during October and November. In these season, you can have a spectacular views of the mountains. The base camp is busy with climber during the expedition period from April to May. In winter season there will be very fewer trekkers and the views will be clear. But trekking in winter it is quite challenging and cold.
  • 2. How much money do I need for the Everest Base Camp Trek?

    You should budget USD 35+ a day, if you are doing a solo trek. The flight to / from Lukla will cost you another USD 380 to USD 400. If you decide to go for an all-inclusive package, it will cost from around USD 1300 up to around USD 4500 for a luxury accommodation. You will be offer a helicopter flight on the return journey from Base Camp instead of walking to Lukla for a fixed-wing flight.
  • 3. How cold is it at Everest Base Camp?

    The Lukla is situated at an elevation of 2800m, so you will feel the difference in the air temperature when you reach at Lukla. The temperature will be dropped once you get to Dingboche (above Namche Bazaar). The higher you go, the temperature will be dropped. The temperature will reach to -20 degree celcius at night in winter season.
  • 4. When is the best time to visit Everest Base Camp?

    This is the most popular trek in Khumbu region. Being a popular trek the teahouses and lodges are open throughout the year and people do trek all months of the year. The best season to visit the EBC trek is April-May and October-November in terms of weather and scenery.

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