About Trip Overview
Everest base camp trek provides you great opportunity to have unique experience. If you have ever longed to set eyes on our highest summit then this exciting trek in the Everest region gives you the opportunity to fulfill a dream, while taking in some of the most breathtaking scenery in the Himalaya. Ever since the days of early climbing expeditions, the 8848m mountain has had a lure of its own, drawing climbers to scale it and trekkers to gaze on its icy faces. Naturally, the trail to the base camp of the mountain has become one of the most popular trekking routes in Nepal, yet few people return from the trek unmoved by the experience of being right in among the highest peaks in the world.
During the trek we follow the main Everest Base Camp, the route pioneered and still used by many climbing expeditions. The trail is well maintained and apart from the walk up Kala Pattar and the final stretch to base camp, not particularly demanding. What makes it hard going is the altitude, which may affect your performance, though rest days are built into the trek to help you acclimatize. Most trekking days allow ample time to cover the distance at a leisurely pace. To enjoy the trek fully you need to be fit and a regular hill walker. Previous trekking experience is obviously an asset, but is not essential.
Day 1 Arrival in Kathmandu airport 1340 m and transfer to hotel
On arrival in Kathmandu the one and only country international airport, meet our guide and
staff for short drive to respective hotels in the hub of Kathmandu city.
After checking into your nice rooms with rest after a jet-lag, and then rendezvous with other
group member of Everest Base Camp Trekking, where our guide / leader will brief you with
information regarding the treks, about hotels and lodge with Nepalese culture, do’s and don’ts.
Evening enjoy grand welcome dinner in typical Nepalese restaurants with various native
cultures as entertainment.
Day 2 At Kathmandu with tour and trek preparations.
In Kathmandu allowing you a free day with interesting sightseeing tour, where in Kathmandu
one can visit its historical and religious monuments listed in world heritage sites.
Afternoon at leisure and preparation for Everest base camp trekking, starting next early
morning with flight to land at Lukla.
Day 3 Fly to Lukla 2,815 m (30 mins) and trek to Phakding 2,630 m - 04 hrs.
Early morning before or after quick breakfast or carry breakfast box to save time to reach
Kathmandu domestic airport where short and scenic flight reaches you Lukla, gateway Sherpa
town at the height of 2,815 m high facing views of Kongde peak and Naulekh Himal.
With refreshing stop at Lukla then follow our lead guide after adjusting baggage with porters to
carry or on pack animals (Jopkyo a mix breed of normal cow and Yak).
As walk leads past Lukla town heading down to Choplung small village and then around Dudh-
Kosi River valley and gorge towards our first overnight stop at Phakding village by the raging
glacial Dudh-Kosi River.
Day 4 Trek to Namche Bazaar 3,440 m - 06 hrs.
Starting with gradual walk in the morning from Phakding following the river upstream past
several Sherpa nice villages with short ups and down and then crossing a long suspension
bridge to Monjo village, where Sagarmatha National Park starts entering into park areas past
Jorsalle the last village before Namche Bazaar.From Jorsalle crossing bridge and into serene woodland of tall pines and rhododendron trees
with climb on winding trail facing views of Kongde, Kusum Khanguru and Tharmasakru peaks as
walk brings you into famous Namche Bazaar, which is more of a town rather than village with
many good restaurants, hotels, lodge having number of shops and stores includes Bank and
At Namche enjoy in the comfort of nice cozy lodge, with time to marvel the views of snow
Day 5 At Namche Bazaar rest day with short hike to support acclimatization.
At Namche a free and rest day to support with acclimatization before heading higher ground,
where short walks up to view point like towards Everest View Hotel takes nearly 3-4 hours both
ways, offers excellent panorama of mountains with Everest and magnificent Amadablam
In Namche visit museum where you can gain knowledge of Khumbu Sherpa, culture, flora-fauna
as well of mountaineering expedition history with rest of the afternoon at leisure.
Day 6 Trek to Thyangboche 3,867 m - 05 hrs.
With pleasant time at Namche walk leads to short climb and then on good wide trail facing
views of Everest and Amadablam with array of peaks, as our route leads into woodland then
descend towards Imjatse River to reach at a small place in Phunke-Tenga, possible lunch stop in
the middle of a wood.
Afternoon climb into forested areas facing views of Kangtenga-Tharmasarku and other peaks as
walk brings at a wide open plateau in Thyangboche with its beautiful colorful Buddhist
monastery, with time to visit the interior of the monastery where you can witness monks and
priest on religious activities with prayer.
A scenic spot surrounded by high peaks with views of Everest and magnificent looking
Amadablam amidst forest of rhododendron-magnolia-oaks-juniper-birch and fir tree lines, truly
a great place for overnight stop.
Day 7 Trek to Dingboche 4,345 m - 05 hrs.
Morning catching the views of surrounding peaks, where walk leads downhill past Deoboche
within woodland to reach Imjatse River and then crossing over a steel bridge, from here end of
green vegetation and tree lines as walk leads into windswept dry and arid country to reach
Pangboche. The last permanent village on route Everest base camp where other settlement
with lodge catering the needs of travelers and trekkers.
Slowly walk leads past Pangboche heading higher with ups and down to a river, with last climb
of the day for an hour to reach a scenic Imjatse valley at Dingboche facing North Side of
Amadablam with views of Island Peak towards east direction.
Day 8 Rest day at Dingboche for acclimatization and short excursion.
A rest day at this high terrain, where another rest day is important to relax as well for
acclimatization at Dingboche where one can hike further up towards Nakarjung Hill to get best
panorama of surrounding peaks and of Imjatse valley.
Afternoon rest and enjoy the views in the comfort of nice warm lodge with preparation for next
day walks to Lobuche.
Day 9 Trek to Lobuche 4,980 m - 05 hrs.
After overnight and rest day at Dingboche, morning walk leads to a short climb to a ridge
marked with Buddhist prayer flags and some monuments with views of high close peaks and
then on good gradual path to walk.
Our route leads on winding path above Pheriche valley with views of Cholatse and Taboche
peaks as walk comes to a small place at Thugla, where massive Khumbu glacier melts into a
After crossing a short bridge and climb to Thugla for possible lunch stop and rest, before
heading higher up to Lobuche, having break and lunch start with slow climb to a ridge top lines
with memorial of unfortunate mountaineers who risk their life climbing high mountains around
Khumbu and Everest.
From here a good walk with gradual up to reach at Lobuche located on the corner of a wide
valley beneath peaks of Lobuche East and West.
Day 10 Trek to Gorakshep 5,180 m and walk to Everest base camp 5,364 m - 06 hrs.
Adventure today leads to our main goal at Everest base camp, where morning walk follows a
flat valley with slow climb to reach further and then a steep climb to reach a ridge near above
As walk continues over rocky moraines and ice to reach a scenic flat areas at Gorakshep located
on the bottom of Kalapathar and Mt. Pumori on route Everest base camp, at Gorakshep with
short break catching breathe in this high altitude with dry air.
From Gorakshep following our lead guide heading further east to reach at much awaited
destination Everest Base Camp with marvelous views of Khumbu Ice-Falls, glaciers looking
above peaks of Nuptse, Everest and Lhotse, in high mountaineering season of April to May this
grand spot flooded with tents of expeditions.
After exciting time having achieved our goal walk back to Gorakshep for overnight stop before
heading downhill back to Lukla with climb of Kalapathar.
Day 11 Morning climb on top Kalapathar 5,545 m walk to Pangboche 3,900 m- 06 hrs.
Starting early morning before breakfast climb to the top of rocky hill at above 5,545 m the
highest spot of the adventure, where you will be rewarded with overwhelming panorama of
giant surrounding peaks with close views of Everest and Mt. Pumori.
After a mesmerizing moment on top Kalapathar descend to Gorakshep for breakfast and the
carry on trekking down to Pheriche valley and then further to reach at Pangboche village for
overnight stop with great scenic walk of the day.
Day 12 Trek to Namche Bazaar - 06 hrs.
On completing our memorable and exciting adventure Everest base camp and on top
Kalapathar, an easy walk from here on without worry of high altitude sickness as route leads
loosing elevation every hour of walks.
From Pangboche reaching with a climb to beautiful Thyangboche and its colorful monastery
reaching back into green woodland, from here a lovely walks of downs and ups and on nice
scenic trail to Namche Bazaar for last night in Khumbu before Lukla.
Day 13 Trek to Lukla - 06 hrs.
Our last final day of walks a longer treks to reach back at Lukla starting with long descend to
reach a river valley and at Sagarmatha National Park entrance and exit to Monjo village, where
walk continues past Phakding with last short climb to reach at last overnight stay in Lukla
before flying back to Kathmandu.
Day 14 Fly back to Kathmandu and transfer to hotel with free afternoon at leisure.
Depending upon flight time for Kathmandu, morning with last breakfast in Khumbu and Lukla
transfer to air terminal named after Tenzing and Hillary, the first to conquer Mt. Everest in
As per flight schedule board in a smaller aircraft for sweeping short air journey to reach
Kathmandu airport and then transfer back to your respective hotels.
Day 15 Reserve as contingency day in Kathmandu with individual activities.
We have reserves an extra day in Kathmandu in case of flight problem related to bad
unfavorable weather condition at Lukla or in the beginning, where this extra day allows you
have time for yourself joining tour or just relax after a great adventure on high Khumbu and
Everest base camp.
Day 16 Depart Kathmandu for international departure homeward bound.
Finally all good things must come to an end with grand glorious memories of Everest Base Camp
trekking, with last final day in Nepal a country of Himalayan wonders where our staff and guide
transfer you to Kathmandu international airport for your flight home or to respective countries.
Date and Cost
- Pick up and drop transport as mentioned in the itinerary
- Accommodation and breakfast in Kathmandu
- Accomodation and three meals a day during the trekking
- Trekking guide and porters
- National parks’ fees, TIMS card and government royalties
- Domestic air ticket and airport tax for tourists and guides as mentioned in the itinerary
- Insurance of our trekking staff members
- Trekking and sightseeing in Kathmandu valley or other parts of Nepal as mentioned in the itinerary
- Sleeping bags
- Down jackets
- Duffle bags
- Oxygen cylinder
- Trekking map
- First Aid Kit
- Farewell dinner with cultural program or dinner with Nepali family
- International air ticket, airport tax and Nepal visa fees
- Travel insurance and the cost of medical services of tourists
- All kinds of cloth and personal trekking equipment
- Other personal expenses and tips
- Charted helicopter, plane and other transports in case of emergency