The Everest Base Camp Trek is the most popular trekking route in the Himalayas of Nepal. Due to its high altitude, distinct landscape, and diverse flora and fauna. This trek is a unique experience of a lifetime. Besides, it is a trekker’s dream to set foot at the foot of the highest mountain in the world. Moreover, this trek reveals some of the most breathtaking and spectacular views of the Himalayas like Everest, Ama Dablam, Lhotse, Nuptse, Cho-Oyu, and many more. Besides the Everest Base Camp Trek, other treks like the Everest Three Pass Trek, Gokyo Valley Trek, and Everest View Trek are equally beautiful.
This trek is graded as moderate to difficult. Therefore, one should be physically fit and have previous trekking experience. This spectacular journey takes place in the Khumbu region of Nepal. The journey passes through unmatched natural beauty. Also, the trail passes through emerald pine forests, huge boulders with Buddhist mantras, Chortens, and Sherpa villages. The Sherpas have a traditional and well-deserved reputation of being the best mountain guides in the world.
Our adventure begins with a scenic flight to Lukla. After that, we shall start our trek. The trail follows the Dudh Koshi river across rhododendron forests, past villages, and monasteries to Namche Bazaar. In Namche, we will have the opportunity to explore and interact with the locals. Learn more about their culture, tradition, and lifestyle. Afterward, we ascend past several popular overnight stops like Tengboche, Dingboche, and Lobuche to Gorakshep. In the meantime, we shall hike to the Everest Base Camp and Kala Patthar to enjoy the mountain views.
- Enjoy scenic breathtaking mountain flight from Kathmandu to Lukla.
- Observe the Sherpa culture and village lifestyle in the heart of the Himalayas.
- Great mountain views from Namche Bazaar, Syangboche, and Kalapatthar.
- Explore Tengboche monastery, one of the largest Monasteries in the Everest region.
- Hike to Kalapathar (5643m), the highest point of this trek.
- Visit the highest mountain base camp in the world at 5364m.
Day 1: Arrive in Kathmandu
Upon arrival at the Tribhuvan International airport, meet and transfer to the hotel. In the evening, you have the option to stroll around Thamel and the local tourist market of Kathmandu valley. Welcome dinner in the evening with a typical Nepali cultural program. Overnight in Kathmandu.
Day 2: Kathmandu Sightseeing & Trek Preparation
After breakfast, half-day sightseeing of some of the UNESCO World Heritage sites. We will visit the Pashupatinath temple, Boudhanath Stupa, and Kathmandu Durbar Square. Pashupatinath Temple is a Hindu holy site, Boudhanath Stupa is an important Buddhist pilgrims site, and the Kathmandu Durbar Square holds the palaces of the Kings. Later in the evening, we will have a short briefing regarding the trek. Overnight in Kathmandu.
Day 3: Fly to Lukla-Trek to Phakding(2610m/3hrs)
After breakfast, we shall transfer to the domestic airport to board a flight to Lukla (2840m). The flight to Lukla will be one of the most scenic lifetime experiences. Upon arrival at Lukla, start trekking until Phakding, which will take about 3 hours to reach Phakding (2650m). The trail to Phakding lets you discover the green landscape with a scenic view of local villages, and green farmlands in the lower Everest region of Nepal. Overnight in Phakding.
Day 4: Phakding to Namche Bazaar(3440m/6hrs)
After breakfast, we start our journey through a beautiful pine forest along the Dudh Koshi River to reach the Sagarmatha (Everest) National Park. The trail passes across the Dudh Koshi River and arrives at Chautara. We get the first glimpse of Mt. Everest from Chautara. From Chautara, we will continue further uphill to Namche Bazaar. Namche Bazaar is one of the trading points for the Sherpa people. It is an ideal market for visitors to purchase traditional locally made crafts. Overnight in Namche Bazaar.
Day 5: Namche Bazaaar(rest day)
Today is set as acclimatization day. It is best to gain altitude in the morning and descend in the afternoon. There are several ways to do so, hike to the Everest View Hotel. Everest View Hotel provides panoramic views of Everest, Lhotse, Amadablam, Tawache, Thamserku, Kongde, and many more. En route to Syangboche, we can also visit the Sherpa Culture Museum and the Everest Photo gallery. Return to Namche Bazaar after the visit. Overnight in Namche Bazaar.
Day 6: Namche Bazaar to Tengboche(3870m/5hrs)
Today we hike from Namche Bazar to Tengboche. The trail goes along with the majestic views of Mt. Everest, Mt. Nuptse, Mt. Lhotse, Mt. Ama Dablam, and Thamserku. The trail passes through Kayangjuma, Sansa, and the small village Phunki Thenga then crosses over the Dudh Koshi river and finally reaches the beautiful Tengboche village. Situated on a hill, Tengboche provides a scenic view of Mt. Everest, Mt. Nuptse, and Mt. Ama Dablam. Tengboche also houses the largest Buddhist monastery (3860m) in the Khumbu region. Overnight in Tengboche.
Day 7: Tengboche to Dingboche(4460m/5hrs)
From Tengboche, we hike along the Imja Khola to Pangboche village. We will come across several suspension bridges and past small villages along the way. We will find a remarkable change in the vegetation. Along the way, we come across occasional stone walls carved with prayers and colorful prayer flags swaying in the Himalayan breeze. Upon reaching Dingboche, we can relax and enjoy the breathtaking views of the Amadablam peaks that tower over the village. Overnight in Dingboche.
Day 8: Dingboche to Lobuche(4910m/5hrs)
Today we head towards Lobuche, our next destination. Lobuche is a small Sherpa settlement with the Lobuche Peaks looming in the background. We pass through Thukla with a memorial yard to those Sherpas and climbers who lost their lives on the quest for Everest. The trail goes through pasture lands with a noticeable change in the vegetation from lush forest to sparsely dotted alpine shrubs. Overnight in Lobuche.
Day 9: Lobuche to Gorakshep(5180m)-Everest Base Camp(5364m)-Gorakshep(8hrs)
Today is the most anticipated day of this trek. Today we shall reach the Everest Base Camp, the highlight of this trek. From Lobuche, we head towards Gorakshep, the last human settlement we encounter on this route. We will have lunch at Gorakshep. After lunch, we shall continue our journey alongside the Khumbu glacier moraine towards the base camp. After spending some time at the base camp, we will return to Gorakshep. Overnight in Gorakshep.
Day 10: Hiking to Kala Pattar(5545m)-Gorekshep-Pheriche(4370m) 7hrs
Today will be another tough day on this trek. We will wake up early in the morning and hike to Kalapatthar before sunrise. Witness the spectacular sunrise view and the best panoramic views of Everest, Pumori, Khumbu peak, Baruntse, Nuptse, Ama Dablam, Kangtega, Thamserku, Lhotse, and other ranges. After enjoying the breathtaking mountain view, descend to Gorakshep for breakfast. After breakfast, we shall continue our return journey to Pheriche (4210m) via Lobuche. Overnight in Pheriche.
Day 11: Trek Pheriche to Phortse(3950m/5-6hrs)
We will start our trek from Pheriche to Phortse village(3810m), which will take approximately 5-6 hours. The trail passes through a forest with the opportunity to spot wild animals like mountain goats, musk deer, and many species of Himalayan birds. We shall also pass along monasteries at Pangboche and Phortse village on the way. After about three hours of descent, we arrive at Pangboche village. From Pangboche, we further continue our journey to Phortse. Overnight in Phortse.
Day 12: Trek Phortse to Monjo(2835m/6hrs)
From Phortse village, the trail drops sharply down to the Dudh Kosi river. The hike goes past Phortse Thangka, where we cross the river and ascend to Mongla Hill (3973m), which offers close-up mountain views. From here, we shall descend to Namche Bazaar. We will stop for lunch at Namche Bazaar, and after lunch, continue our hike down to Monjo. Overnight in Monjo.
Day 13: Monjo to Lukla(2860m/5hrs)
Today is the final day of our Everest Base Camp trek. We start our hike downhill along the Bank of the Dudh Kosi River past various Sherpa settlements enjoying the dense forest area covered by beautiful rhododendron and pine trees. We will come across monasteries resembling a unique Buddhist culture and tradition. Upon arrival at Lukla, we will have a relaxing time at the hotel and prepare to fly back to Kathmandu the next day. Overnight in Lukla.
Day 14: Fly back Lukla to Kathmandu
We shall take the early morning flight from Lukla to Kathmandu. Upon arrival, transfer to the hotel, and the rest afternoon is at leisure. Overnight in Kathmandu.
Day 15: Free day in Kathmandu
Today is a contingency day reserved for delays in the Lukla-Kathmandu flight(flights frequently get canceled due to unpredictable mountain weather). You can either rest and relax at your hotel or request a local sightseeing tour at an additional cost.
Overnight in a hotel.
Day 16: Departure
Transfer to the airport for your departure flight.
- All transfers by private vehicle.
- Round trip domestic flight tickets to and from Lukla.
- Half day sightseeing with entrance fee accompanied by a local tour guide as per itinerary.
- Accommodation in 3-4* hotels in Kathmandu and local village lodges /tea house during the trek.
- Only breakfast during the stay in Kathmandu and all meals during the trek.
- One welcome/farewell dinner in Kathmandu.
- English speaking local trekking guide along with porter (one porter for every two member) during the trek.
- Meals, wages, transportation, insurance and trekking gears for guide, porter and trekking staff.
- All necessary paper work and permits (TIMS/ Everest National Park permit)
- All Government taxes and service charges.
- Nepal entry visa.
- International flight to and from Kathmandu.
- Lunch and dinner or any other meal not specified above.
- Personal Travel Medical Insurance.
- Personal expenses such as bar, beverages, tips and gratuities, laundry, telephone, battery recharge, etc.
- Hot showers during the trek.
- Any extra cost forced upon by changing the itinerary due to natural forces, political situation or early return from the trek.
- All other personal expenses not listed in the included section.