Everest Base Camp Trek
Kala Patthar (5,545 m)
Autumn & Spring
- Visit the enthralling heritage sites of the Kathmandu valley.
- Aerial perspectives on the unique terrains and pristine mountains during the flight to Lukla.
- Adapt to the increasing elevation at the trading hub of the Khumbu region – Namche Bazaar.
- Walk through the wilderness of the Sagarmatha National Park.
- Indulge in the beautiful culture and tradition of the Sherpa people.
- Explore the Tengboche Monastery along the trek.
- Captivating sight on the Khumbu Glacier and Khumbu Icefalls.
- Get a close range view on the planet’s highest peak – Mt. Everest.
The Everest Base Camp Trek is a dream-list trek for adventure enthusiasts. It is the ideal journey to the top of the planet. If you’re strong-willed and up for the effort, the 15-day trip through the Mountains will introduce you to the world’s highest mountains and one of the most spectacular moments of all time. You’ll travel through breathtaking scenery, traversing lush forests, glaciers, and high passes and seeing portions of the pristine Himalayas that most travelers never see.
This is the most demanding trek that the typical individual can undertake. It usually takes eight days to complete and involves an average elevation of more than 17,000 feet. For many hikers, the climb involves various hard hurdles along the way. To ensure a safe trekking experience, you must consider several factors aside from altitude.
A flight from Kathmandu to Lukla is the first leg of the route to EBC. Throughout the flight, the aerial view is exceptional. After landing in Lukla, a team of guides and porters will lead you to Namche Bazaar, a small Sherpa settlement. You need to spend a day in Namche to acclimate to the altitude before heading to Tengboche the next day. Touring the famous Tengboche monastery brings mental serenity due to its spiritual and quiet environment. The adventure continues with a visit to Dingboche, the next acclimatization stop.
With each passing day, the trekking venture moves closer to Lobuche, Gorakshep, and EBC. The journey offers enchanting views of the Himalayas, alpine woodlands, glaciers, steep slopes, pasture lands, and more. After viewing Mt. Everest so close to Kala Patthar, the trail brings a fresh ambiance and feel of accomplishment. You’ll travel back to Lukla via the same route after a few days of trekking. When you land in Kathmandu, the Everest Base Camp Trek comes to an end.
- Day 01: Kathmandu Arrival
- Day 02: Sightseeing and Trek Preparation (or Spare Day)
- Day 03: Flight to Lukla and then trek to Phakding
- Day 04: Trek from Phakding to Namche Bazaar
- Day 05: Acclimatization Day in Namche
- Day 06: Trek from Namche Bazaar to Tengboche
- Day 07: Trek from Tengboche to Dingboche
- Day 08: Acclimatization Day in Dingboche
- Day 09: Trek from Dingboche to Lobuche
- Day 10: Trek to Gorak Shep and Visit Everest Base Camp
- Day 11: Trek To Kala Patthar and then to Pheriche
- Day 12: Trek from Pheriche to Namche Bazaar
- Day 13: Trek from Namche Bazaar to Lukla
- Day 14: Flight Back to Kathmandu
- Day 15: Final Departure
Day 01: Kathmandu Arrival
Welcome to Nepal! Just outside of the airport terminal building, one of our personnel will be waiting for you. You will be received and brought to the pre-arranged accommodation upon arrival at the airport. In the hotel, a brief meeting about trekking and preparation will be held. After that, you can check in and rest at the hotel.
Day 02: Sightseeing and Trek Preparation (or Spare Day)
Today’s highlights include sightseeing excursions of Kathmandu’s most picturesque landmarks. During the trip, you will see beautiful historical and cultural sites as well as kind people.
On the Bagmati River’s bank, Pashupatinath Temple is a significant Hindu temple. There are various minor temples and Shiva shrines throughout the temple. Every year, at Pashupatinath Temple, Hinduism’s grandest event, Maha Shivaratri, is held. The temple is packed with Hindu devotees during the festival. A large number of Hindus flock to the temple to take part in religious rituals.
Swayambhunath is a sacred sanctuary on top of a hill west of Kathmandu city. The main attractions of Swayambhunath are the most exquisite temples, monasteries, shrines, and libraries. From the spot, you can enjoy a great view of Kathmandu. In comparison to other Buddhist expedition sites, it is recognized as the holiest Buddhist site. In Tibetan Buddhism, however, Bouddha comes first, followed by Swayambhunath.
Patan Durbar Square
Adorned by the richness of ancient architectures and monuments, Patan Durbar Square is a must visit. The Durbar Palace is one of the Royal Palaces of Malla kings situated at the central region of Lalitpur. The main highlights of the site is the Newari architecture showcasing excellent hand crafts skill. Over the years, the heritage site comprises numerous temples, statues, water fountains, and many ancient structures in its periphery. Krishna mandir, Vishwanath Temple, Bhimsen Temple, Taleju Bhawani Temple, etc. are the major structures. All together there are 136 courtyards and 55 prime temples.
In the evening, you will be taken to your hotel. Before going to bed, get your trekking equipment and essentials ready since you’ll be departing early the next day.
Overnight in Kathmandu.
Day 03: Flight to Lukla and then trek to Phakding
The trek to Everest Base Camp’s first day begins today. For your early-morning flight to Lukla, our personnel will transport you to the airport.
Lukla’s flight is brief yet breathtaking. The flight takes off with a beautiful view of the Kathmandu valley. You’ll pass over some beautiful mountain ranges as the flight heads near Lukla. Not long later, you reach Lukla.
You trek to Phakding after some time in Lukla. The straightforward hike starts with a rugged descent. It delivers you to Cheplung and the banks of the Dudh Koshi river. You reach Phakding after continuing your ascent.
Overnight in Phakding.
Day 04: Trek from Phakding to Namche Bazaar
There are many suspension bridges along the path that leads to Namche Bazaar, which traverses rivers and valleys. It’s enjoyable yet difficult at the same time. After breakfast, you leave Phakding. After a short climb through Benkar, the breathtaking view of Mount Thamserku catches your attention.
You will reach the Sagarmatha National Park checkpoint after traversing a number of suspension bridges. Our guides will assist you in obtaining permits so that you can continue the walk. The Dudh Koshi River, which leads to Jorsale, is reached after the trail descends. The terrain has now climbed. The journey is worth it only for the views of Mt. Everest and Nuptse. You eventually arrive to Namche Bazaar.
Overnight in Namche Bazaar.
Day 05: Acclimatization Day in Namche
A settlement reknowned as Namche Bazaar can be found in the Khumbu region on the hillsides. It serves as the region’s primary trading hub. The day after you arrive in Namche, you should acclimate to the surroundings. Acclimatization days are crucial when mountaineering. Due to the high altitude, altitude sickness is a potential risk. In order to avoid illness, our bodies must acclimate to the environment and rising elevation.
You’ll be brought to Hotel Everest View to get used to the new atmosphere. As the highest placed hotel in the world, it is well-known. The hotel offers a stunning perspective of the enormous Himalayas. You’ll spend some time there and then head back to your hotel.
Overnight in Namche.
Day 06: Trek from Namche Bazaar to Tengboche
The trails from Namche Bazaar to Tengboche are difficult. It begins with a fall in height and then becomes full of irregular terrain with high elevation.
You enter the rhododendron woodland after leaving Namche Bazaar by traveling past Kyanjum. The Phungi Thenga river’s banks are reached after the trail lowers. The trail is lined with magnificent mountain ranges, including as Mt. Everest, Nuptse, Lhotse, and Ama Dablam. Following that, the trail climbs to Tengboche.
The primary attraction in Tengboche is the monastery. In the Khumbu region, it is the biggest Tibetan Buddhist temple. You are welcome to go to the monastery and take in the peaceful surroundings.
Overnight in Tengboche.
Day 07: Trek from Tengboche to Dingboche
It’s a beautiful journey from Tengboche to Dingboche. On your route there, you’ll go past glaciers and mountains covered in snow.
After leaving the village, you descend to Deboche village through a forest. After some distance, you’ll come across a wall made of carved stone. You cross a suspension bridge, ascend a short hill, and then enter the valley from the opposite side. Ama Dablam is now clearly seen up close. You reach Pangboche village after an extended journey that takes you past Shomare town and uphill. Soon you’ll be at Dingboche.
Overnight in Dingboche.
Day 08: Acclimatization Day in Dingboche
The trek’s second day of acclimatization is today. A few distance above Dingboche is Nangkartsang Peak. Therefore, the climb to the summit will aid in your preparation for acclimatization.
The valley is divided in half by Nangkartsang. On one side is the Imja valley, which leads to Chukkung, and on the other is the valley that leads to Lobuche. The ascent has a steep incline. The vistas of Lhotse, Makalu, Cho Oyu, Ama Dablam, and other peaks as you make your way up the mountain are breathtaking. It won’t take long for you to reach Nangkartsang Peak. Enjoy the breathtaking mountain views from the summit. The same track will take you back to Dingboche shortly.
Overnight in Dingboche.
Day 09: Trek from Dingboche to Lobuche
The route to Lobuche is a little challenging. Leaving Dingboche, the journey continues with a climb to a moraine. The route leads to the valley-dwelling village of Pheriche. After an arduous ascent, you will reach the Khumbu glacier and Everest Memorial after passing via Thukla. In honor of climbers who lost their lives trying to reach Everest’s summit, the Everest Memorial was built. As you carry on walking, you will reach Lobuche.
Overnight in Lobuche.
Day 10: Trek to Gorak Shep and Visit Everest Base Camp
Once the trail leaves the settlement of Lobuche, it starts to climb gradually with less pronounced slopes. It is broken up into two parts. One that leads to Gorakshep village, the single village at the highest elevation of the journey. Gorakshep, which is not far from Everest Base Camp, is reached by the second trail.
You follow the Khumbu glacier as you leave Lobuche. Along the trip, you might get a close-up view of Nuptse’s magnificent surroundings. You might be able to see Mount Everest’s summit as you go. You must hike across Lobuche Pass to get to Gorakshep. Before continuing on your way to the base camp, you can take a break.
Once you’ve left Gorak Shep, the Khumbu Icefall will be even more spectacular to see. You’ll reach Everest Base Camp soon after that. A breathtaking panorama is provided by Mt. Everest, Nuptse, Khumbutse, Pumori, and other peaks. After some time, head back to Gorakshep.
Overnight in Gorak Shep.
Day 11: Trek To Kala Patthar and then to Pheriche
The trek begins early on this particular day so that travelers can witness the enthralling sunrise from Kala Patthar. It is simple to follow the course. As you go on, the view of Mount Everest becomes more distinct. You arrive to Kala Patthar after negotiating a difficult trek. The world’s tallest mountain is a tremendous source of pride and success to stand beneath. Enjoy the unspoiled beauty of the Himalayas. Soon after having a great time, return along the same route. Breakfast involves a trek to Gorak Shep. After then, keep going until you reach Pheriche.
Overnight in Pheriche.
Day 12: Trek from Pheriche to Namche Bazaar
After spending the night, leave for Namche Bazaar from Pheriche. The settlement of Pangboche will be attained as the ascent progresses. After entering Namche Bazaar, the journey continues to Tengboche along the same route as earlier.
Overnight in Namche Bazaar.
Day 13: Trek from Namche Bazaar to Lukla
You set off from Namche on this day to travel to Lukla. After leaving Namche, you travel through a number of towns and enjoy the scenic views as you approach Phakding village. You’ll descend to Lukla after a while.
Overnight in Lukla.
Day 14: Flight Back to Kathmandu
The trekker’s journey has come to an end. As it was the day before, the trip back to Kathmandu will be beautiful, with views of mountains, luxuriant forests, rivers, landscapes, etc.
At the airport, a member of our staff will welcome you and drive you to your accommodation in Kathmandu. After you have checked into the hotel, you can freshen up.
Overnight in Kathmandu.
Day 15: Final Departure
The final day of the Everest Base Camp Trek is today. You will be taken to Kathmandu Airport for your return journey. We look forward to working with you once more.
What is included in Everest Base Camp Trek
- Transfer to and from the airport
- All land transportation
- 3 nights at a 3-star hotel in Kathmandu with breakfast
- Guided Kathmandu city tours with entry fees and private transportation
- 3 daily meals (breakfast, lunch, and dinner) during the trek, along with seasonal fruit snacks
- Round-trip flights between Kathmandu and Lukla with departure taxes included
- Use of a down jacket and sleeping bag while trekking
- A duffle bag for trekking
- One government registered trekking guide and assistant (optional)
- One Porter for two people
- Food, accommodation, salary, and equipment for staff are covered
- Trekking route map
- Certificate of accomplishment for a trip
- A well-equipped first aid box
- Khumbu Pasang Lhamu Rural Municipality Entrance Permit Fee
- Sagarmatha National Park Permit fee
- Confirm Booking
- Local Taxes
What is Excluded
- Extra personal expenses
- Airfare regarding International flights
- Tips to Porters & Guides
- Extra facilities
- Travel Insurance
- Nepal Entry Visa
Obtain a visa on arrival at Kathmandu’s Tribhuwan International Airport. Pay $50 for 30 days or $135 for 90 days, or in another currency of equal value. Remember to bring two passport-sized photos.
- Personal trekking gears
- Any drinks or beverages
- Access to hot showers while trekking
- Any additional activities/meals besides the itinerary
When traveling to Everest Base Camp, the weather is very important. When the weather is unfavorable, trekking to the base camp may be challenging. The best times to go trekking are therefore in the right seasons, which are Autumn and Spring. The weather is pleasant and stable during these times, and visibility is usually good. The mountain ranges may be made out plainly in the distance. Summer and winter, on the other hand, are not the best times to go trekking because of the weather, which can include hail, strong winds, and rain.
Gear and Equipment
To complete the Everest Base Camp Trek, you’ll need to use the following trekking gears:
- Down Jacket
- Warn woolen socks
- Quality trekking boots with gripping sole
- Muffler/ scarf
- Warm trouser
- Trekking poles
- Sleeping bag
- Survival blankets
- Insect repellent, etc.
- Phone charger
- Power bank
- Headphone/ earphone, etc.
- Dry foods
- Trekking map
- Mineral water
- Prescribed medicines
- Water bottle, etc.
Dates of Trip
May 1, 2023 - May 15, 2023