Everest Base Camp Trek Itinerary
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.
Day 02: Kathmandu Valley sightseeing and trek preparation
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.
Day 03: Drive to Manthali, fly to Lukla (2840 M) & trek to Phakding (2652 M)
In the early morning around 2-3 am, you will take a 4 hours drive to Manthali Airport, Ramechap with your guide. And after breakfast, take a short thrilling flight to Lukla where the rest of the staff will be waiting for you. This flight offers magnificent views of the Himalayas. From Lukla, you will trek to Phakding village through the forested trail passing through numerous Sherpa villages mainly Cheplung, and Nurning with a superb view of Mt. Khumbila, Kongde, etc.
Day 04: Trek to Namche Bazaar (3438 M)
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).
Day 05: Acclimatization day at Namche Bazaar
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.
Day 06: Trek to Tengboche (3870 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.
Day 07: Trek to Dingboche (4360 M)
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.
Day 08: Acclimatization at Dingboche
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.
Day 09: Trek to Lobuche (4940 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.
Day 10: Trek to Gorak Shep (5140 M) and explore Everest Base Camp (5380 M)
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.
Day 11: Early morning climb to Kala Patthar (5545 M) and trek to Pheriche (4240 M)
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.
Day 12: Trek to Tengboche (3870 M)
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.
Day 13: Trek to Monjo (2835 M)
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.
Day 14: Trek to Lukla (2840 M)
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.
Day 15: Fly to Manthali and drive Kathmandu (1350 M)
In the morning, you will fly back to Manthali after a delicious breakfast and then drive to Kathmandu.
Day 16: Extra day in case of flight cancellation due to bad weather
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.
Day 17: Final departure
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.