Everest Base Camp Trek

Duration: 17 Days

About Everest Base Camp Trek

The Everest Base Camp Trek is without a doubt one of the most popular treks in the world. It has been considered a once-in-a-lifetime experience by various international travel magazines. Every year, a huge number of domestic and international tourists make their way to the Everest Base Camp and Kala Patthar to see the world’s highest peak, ’Mt. Everest (8848.86 M)’ and its surrounding peaks.

The Everest Base Camp Trek is 17 days of an epic journey to the base of Mt. Everest through the villages of the Sherpa people, who are well-known for their excellent mountaineering skills and warm hospitality. The people around here practice Tibetan Buddhism and their culture and tradition are similar to the Tibetan people. Most of the part of this trek lies within the boundary of Sagarmatha National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and home to diverse wildlife and vegetation. On the trek, you will pass through the captivating forest of Rhododendron, Oak, Pine, and Juniper, while often crossing paths with yaks. Himalayan Jharals, Himalayan Monal (Danphe), Tibetan Snowcock, Blood Pheasant, etc. can be seen often throughout the trail.

The dramatic and stunning mountain scenery is what makes the Everest Base Camp Trek the ultimate choice for trekkers around the globe. Every day you will get to see the numerous peaks from different angles while passing through the beautiful villages, forests, mani walls, chortens, monasteries, thrilling suspension bridges, etc. One of the unique, shaped, and beautiful mountains that you will come across on this trek is Mt. Ama Dablam (6812 M) which has been called ‘The Matterhorn of Nepal’ by many foreign tourists. From places like Everest Base Camp and Kala Patthar, you will have the opportunity to see some of the world’s highest peaks like Mt Everest (8848 M), Lhotse (8516 M), Makalu (8463 M), Cho Oyu (8201 M) and other smaller peaks like Nuptse (7855 M), Pumori (7161 M), Thamserku (6623 M), and Mt. Ama Dablam (6812 M).

Our 17 days Everest Base Camp Trek starts and ends at the same place, Lukla which is just a 30-35 mins of breathtaking flight from Kathmandu. If you would like to customize the itinerary according to your desire, physical fitness level, time frame, etc., please feel free to message us. Our experts will help you craft a perfect itinerary that ensures a top-notch experience with safety.

Highlights

  • Stunning sceneries of Mt. Everest (8848 M), Lhotse(8516 M), Cho Oyu (8201 M), Mt.Makalu (8463 M), and other peaks below 8000
  • Short scenic flight from Kathmandu to Tenzing Hillary Airport at Lukla and again back to Kathmandu in the end
  • Sagarmatha National Park, a UNESCO world heritage site known for its rich wildlife and vegetation
  • Magnificent view of some of the highest mountains from Kala Patthar and Everest Base Camp
  • Rich culture and tradition of the Sherpa people which is similar to the Tibetan people
  • Ancient Tibetan Buddhist monasteries and beautiful Sherpa villages
  • Highest glacier on Earth- Khumbu Glacier (4900 M)

Itinerary

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Day 01: Arrive in Kathmandu (1350 M) and transfer to hotel

One of the members of our company will welcome you at the international airport terminal gate and take you to the hotel. You will have a few hours to rest. Later, in the evening, you will meet with the tour guide in your hotel lobby. He will brief you on the day tour program.

  • 3 star category hotel
  • Kathmandu
  • 1350 M

You will go on a guided sightseeing tour to several UNESCO World Heritage. You will visit one of the holiest temples of Hindus, the Pashupatinath temple. Nearby this temple is located the largest in Nepal, Boudhanath stupa. After visiting these places, you will head to Swayambhunath and Kathmandu Durbar Square. In the evening, you will meet with your trek guide who will brief you about the trek.

  • B&B
  • 3 star category hotel
  • Kathmandu
  • 1350 M

After breakfast, you will drive to the Tribhuvan Airport and take the flight to Lukla. This short and thrilling flight will present you with magnificent views of the Himalayas. From Lukla, you will start trekking to Phakding village through the forested trail passing through numerous Sherpa villages mainly Cheplung, and Nurning with a superb view of Mt. Khumbila, Kongde, and Kusum Khangkaru. Today, the trek will be quite easy.

  • B,L&D
  • Lodge
  • Phakding
  • 2651 M
  • 7 hours

After having breakfast, you will head towards Namche Bazar. On the way, you will pass by several villages like Jorsale and Monjo. Monjo is the entry point of Sagarmatha National Park. From here, you will trek through the national park crossing several small streams, rivers, alpine forests, and small settlements. Upon reaching Namche Bazar, you will be welcomed with excellent views of Mt. Thamserku (6623 m) and Kongdi Ri Himal (5115 M).

  • B,L&D
  • Lodge
  • Namche Bazaar
  • 3438 M
  • 5 -6 hours

It is the day of acclimatization. You will spend the day exploring the village and its nearby areas. We will go on a hike to Syangboche Airstrip or Everest View Hotel for a stunning view of Mt. Everest (8848 M) and the surrounding mountains. Later in the day, you will visit the Sherpa Culture Museum and Everest Photo Gallery.

  • B,L&D
  • Lodge
  • Namche Bazaar
  • 3438 M

Today, the trail will take you to the largest and oldest monastery in the Khumbu region, the Tengboche monastery. After having breakfast, you will trek towards Phungki Tenga which will be your lunch camp. From there, you will ascent to Tengboche through the huge Rhododendron forest with an opportunity to encounter the wildlife. Later in the evening, you will visit the Tengboche monastery where you will have deep insight into the culture of the locals. Moreover, from the back of the monastery, fantastic views of Mt. Everest (8848 M), Mt. Ama Dablam (6812 M), and many other mountains can be seen. 

  • B,L&D
  • Lodge
  • Tengboche
  • 3870 M
  • 5 hours

Leaving Tengboche behind, you will descend through the dense forest of Pine and Rhododronden then cross Imja Khola on a suspension bridge. You will then trek to Pangboche village. From here, the trail gradually ascends through the Imja Khola riverbank to the picturesque village of Dingboche which is the last village. You will get to see captivating views of Mt. Lhotse (8516 M), Mt. Ama Dablam (6812 M), and Island Peak (6189 M) from here. 

  • B,L&D
  • Lodge
  • Dingboche
  • 4360 M
  • 4-5 hours

Today is your rest day for acclimatization. You will begin your day with a warm breakfast and then go on a short excursion to Nangkar Tshang, which is located at 5100 M. The hike will be a little tough due to steep ascend, however upon reaching the top, you will get to see wonderful views of many snow-capped mountains like Lobuche East (6119 M), Lobuche West (6135 M), Ama Dablam (6812 M), Taboche Peak (6542 M), Thamserku (6623 M), and Kangtega (6782 M). After spending some time at the top, you will return back to Dingboche for the night stay. 

  • B,L&D
  • Lodge
  • Dingboche
  • 4360 M

The trail today will take you to the lap of Mt. Lobuche where Lobuche is situated. After a short ascend, you will trek through the Yak pasture land and cross a river to reach Thukla. From here, a 1 hour of steady ascent will take you to Thok La Pass through the memorials built for all of the people who passed away on the Everest expedition till now.  From here, you will trek to Lobuche through the left side of the Khumbu glacier.

  • B,L&D
  • Lodge
  • Lobuche
  • 4940 M
  • 4-5 hours

In the morning, you will begin trekking towards the lap of the world's highest mountain, Mt. Everest. The trail gradually ascends following a rugged path. On the way, you will get to see an amazing view of the Khumbu glacier. You will reach Gorakshep, have lunch, and hike to Everest Base Camp. Upon reaching EBC, you will observe the irresistible landscape and numerous snow-capped mountains. After spending some time at the base camp, you will descend to Gorak Shep.

  • B,L&D
  • Lodge
  • Gorak Shep
  • 5140 M
  • 6-7 hours

You will take an early morning hike to Kala Patthar for the amazing 360-degree views of the Himalayas. The viewpoints offer a stunning view of Everest (8848 M), Nuptse (7861 M), Lhotse (8516 M), Khumbutse (6636 M), and many other peaks of the Khumbu region. Then, you will hike back to Gorakshep and continue our trek down to Pheriche. 

  • B,L&D
  • Lodge
  • Pheriche
  • 4240 M
  • 7 hours

After having breakfast, you will begin trekking down to a river. Further, passing several small villages, you will reach Pangboche. On the way, you will get to see stunning views of the mountains. Further, you will descend and cross a bridge over Imja Khola from where the trail will pass through the Pine and Rhododendron forest until Tengboche. After walking for some time on a straight trail to Deboche, you will ascend to Tengboche.

  • B,L&D
  • Lodge
  • Tengboche
  • 3870 M
  • 4 hours

Trekking back following the same trail, you will reach Namche Bazar. From here, you will trek through forested trails and pass by small villages to reach Monjo for a night's stay. 

  • B,L&D
  • Lodge
  • Monjo
  • 2835 M
  • 6-7 hours

You will begin descending steeply and cross a suspension bridge. Further, the trail will pass by colorful prayer flags, chortens, mani walls, and small gompas. Trekking through lush forests of pine & rhododendron, small villages, and crossing various streams, you will reach Lukla.

  • B,L&D
  • Lodge
  • Lukla
  • 2840 M
  • 5 hours

You will wake up early in the morning and fly back to Kathmandu after a delicious breakfast. 

  • B&D
  • 3 star category hotel
  • Kathmandu
  • 1350 M
  • 35 minutes

In the case of flight cancelation or delay due to various unexpected circumstances like bad weather, political strike, or natural calamities, we always keep one extra day as a security/reserve day.

  • B&B
  • 3 star category hotel
  • Kathmandu
  • 1350 M

You will have breakfast and check-out of the hotel as per your flight time. One of the members of our company will drop you at the airport and bid you our last goodbye to you.

  • B&B

What’s Included

  • One porter for two people (maximum weight: 12 kg per client) and an assistant guide for a group size above 4 people.
  • 4 nights of accommodation in a 3-star category hotel in Kathmandu on a B/B basis.
  • Three meals a day (Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner with hot drinks) during the trek.
  • Kathmandu valley sightseeing with a tour guide in a private vehicle.
  • Government taxes, VAT, service charges, and official expenses.
  • Rescue and evacuation arrangements in case of emergency. 
  • Round flight Kathmandu-Lukla-Kathmandu with airport tax.
  • All Staff’s salary, insurance, and accommodation.
  • Tea house/lodge accommodation during the trek.
  • All the necessary permits and paperwork.
  • Professional English-speaking guide.
  • All airport and hotel transfers. 
  • Excess baggage charges during domestic flights (only 15kg altogether).
  • Tips for the guide, porter, and driver (Tipping is expected).
  • Meals while you are in Kathmandu, Lunch, and Dinner.
  • Medical evacuation cost (In case of emergency).
  • Sightseeing/Monument entrance fees.
  • Your Travel Insurance (Compulsory).
  • Your personal expenses.
  • International airfare.
  • Nepal entry visa fee.

PRICES & DATES

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Start Dates End Dates Availability Price  
03 Oct, 2022 19 Oct, 2022 Limited $1300 USD
08 Oct, 2022 24 Oct, 2022 Limited $1300 USD
12 Oct, 2022 28 Oct, 2022 Limited $1300 USD
18 Oct, 2022 03 Nov, 2022 Limited $1300 USD
24 Oct, 2022 09 Nov, 2022 Guaranteed $1300 USD