Everest Base Camp Trek

Everest Base Camp Trek is one of the most breathtaking close-up views of trekking, where we will have a wonderful mountain view of Mt Everest. Together with the beauty of the Himalayas, the trek is also culturally enticing, making it the trek of a lifetime for the trekkers. Trekking this route is one of the most popular activities among the people who visit Nepal for a holiday. There are many things to consider before you trek to the Base Camp. The scenery is simply breathtaking with the paradise of glistening peaks, stunning glacier around, ancient and ornate monasteries, and it gives you the thrills and memories that will last a lifetime. This region is the most renowned of all the trekking routes around the globe. Trekking in this region is one of the most revered and adventurous activities to do, and one of the greatest opportunities to truly experience the country’s many attributes in their finest form. At the time of trekking in this route, we will be warmly welcomed by the Sherpa people who are the local people in this route. We will have an opportunity to know about the culture, traditions, and lifestyle of the Sherpa people from decade to decade.

Everest Base Camp Trek is one of the most challenging and popular trekking destinations in the Everest region and begins from Lukla Valley after a 30-minute mountain flight from the Kathmandu Valley. The trek can be done throughout the year. During the time of the trekking, we will have wonderful views of the mountain which includes Mt Everest, Mt Ama Dablam, Lhotse, and many other mountains on this route. We will have a chance to explore  Sagarmatha National Park which is the home of many rare birds, animals, and native flora. This trekking is  suitable for those who don’t have enough time in Nepal but want to explore in the Himalayas.  Most of the area of this route is not so well developed, but the natural beauty of this land will makes your journey more enjoyable and the warm welcome by the Sherpa people will make unforgettable. While trekking on this route, we will have an opportunity to see an old monastery on the way. The best season for trekking is from February to June and from September to December.

Outline itinerary

Day 01:  Arrival in Kathmandu

Day 02: Fly to Lukla and head to Phakding (2,651m) 3 – 4 hours

Day 03: Trek to Namche Bazaar (3,438m) 5 – 6 hours

Day 04:  Rest day in Namche Bazaar

Day 05: Trek to Tengboche (3,870m) 5- 6 hours

Day 06: Trek to Dingboche (4,360 m) 5 – 6 hours

Day 07: Rest day in Dingboche

Day 08: Trek to Duglha (4,600 m) 3 – 4 hours

Day 09: Trek to Lobuche (4940 m) 2 – 4 hours

Day 10: Trek to Gorak Shep (5170 m) 6-7 hours

Day 11: Trek to Pheriche (4,288m) 7-8 hours

Day 12: Trek to Namche Bazaar (3,440m) 6 – 7 hours

Day 13: Trek to Lukla (2,860m) 6 – 7 hours

Day 14: Fly to Kathmandu

Day 15: Final departure

Detailed Itinerary

Day 01:  Arrival in Kathmandu

When you land in the international airport in Kathmandu.  there will be a representative from our company to pick you up. You will be taken directly to your hotel to check in. At night you will meet your guide, review your trip, and have dinner.      

Day 02: Fly to Lukla and heading to Phakding (2,651m) 3 – 4 hours

After having breakfast in the hotel, we will drive to the airport for a scenic flight to Lukla, which is also known as the gateway of the Everest region. From Lukla, we will start our trekking on foot. We will walk towards Phakding where we will spend one night.

Day 03: Trek to Namche Bazaar (3,438m) 5 – 6 hours

The trail follows an ascent through Himalayan pine and cedar forests. We will have an opportunity to see the wonderful views of the highest mountains in the world, Mt Everest. On the route, we will have our lunch and slowly move towards Namche Bazaar where we will spend one night.

Day 04:  Rest day in Namche Bazaar

This day is for the rest day. Early in the morning after wake up, we will have our breakfast and then explore all around the Namche Bazaar. On this day, we will explore villages and get an opportunity to spend some time in a monastery which supports the mental preparation for further trekking.

Day 05: Trek to Tengboche (3,870m) 5- 6 hours

We will follow a trail to an even higher elevation where the main attractions is a monastery situated at the highest altitude in the world. We will have a wonderful view of the mountain’s beautiful landscape of this route and spend one night.

Day 06: Trek to Dingboche (4,360 m) 5 – 6 hours

Our trail descends and passes through the lush forest of birch. On the route, we will have an opportunity to see the wonderful views of the mountain and beautiful landscape below. We will cross many suspension bridges before reaching Dingboche where we will spend one night.

Day 07: Rest day in Dingboche

This day is for the rest day. Early in the morning after wake up, we will have our breakfast and then we will explore all around the Dingboche. We will explore villages and get an opportunity to spend some time in another monastery.

Day 08: Trek to Duglha (4,600 m) 3 – 4 hours

We will continue to climb as we head to the village of Duglha. At the beginning of this dayof trekking, we will enjoy the company of the mighty Himalayan and other beautiful landscapes of this route.

Day 09: Trek to Lobuche (4940 m) 2 – 4 hours

The trail passes through the spectacular views of the mountain, a lush forest of rhododendron. The land becomes drier and vegetation is more sparse as we travel to Lobuche where we will spend one night.

Day 10: Trek to Gorak Shep (5170 m) 6-7 hours

There is a lot of meandering on rough terrains and this is the last settlement along the route. We can enjoy the wonderful views of the mountain and beautiful landscapes. We will cross many suspension bridges before reaching Gorak Shep where we will spend one night.

Day 11: Trek to Pheriche (4,288m) 7-8 hours

This will be one of the most difficult yet rewarding days of the trek.  The ascent is demanding, but the climber gets magnificent mountain views. We will walk on a fairly steep trail at a comfortable pace.

Day 12: Trek to Namche Bazaar (3,440m) 6 – 7 hours

This day trekking trail slightly goes uphill to Namche Bazaar.  We will pass through the lush forest, beautiful valley, and get an opportunity to see the wonderful views of the mountain.

Day 13: Trek to Lukla (2,860m) 6 – 7 hours

This is the last day of trekking in the Everest region where we will walk from Namche Bazaar to Lukla. The trail passes through pine, oak, and rhododendron forest. We will also pass through many suspension bridges before reaching Lukla where we will spend one night.

Day 14: Fly to Kathmandu

In the morning, if the hotel is able to make breakfast then we will have our breakfast and slowly move towards the local airport of Lukla to fly towards the Kathmandu Valley. Upon reaching Kathmandu, we will check into the hotel,  spend some time around the Thamel Bazaar, and spend one night in this wonderful valley.

Day 15: Final departure

We will drop you off at Tribhuvan International Airport with the hope that you have had a wonderful day in our small country. We will also be hoping that this will not be the last chance to serve you.

COST INCLUDES

  • twin/double share accommodation on half board meal plan in 5-star hotel in Kathmandu
  • twin/double share accommodation on half board meal plan in 5-star hotel in Pokhara
  • 1 full day guided sightseeing with entrance fees in private vehicle as per itinerary
  • Kathmandu to Pokhara in private vehicle
  • Flight Pokhara to Kathmandu for guest only
  • 9 nights twin share accommodation on full board meal plan in teahouse lodges
  • One English-speaking, license-holder trek guide and 2 porters; insured, meals, accommodation and daily wages all paid
  • ACAP permit and TIMS permit
  • Sleeping bag and down jacket
  • Airport pick up and drop
  • Complimentary welcome dinner

COST EXCLUDES

  • International flight
  • Visa to Nepal
  • Lunch and dinner in Pokhara/Kathmandu
  • Domestic airport tax NRS170 per person
  • Expenses of personal nature such as bar and beverage bills, laundry bills, phone bills etc.
  • Insurance of any kind
  • Personal trekking gear
  • Electricity charging fees and boiled water for drinking and shower purposes
  • Tips to trekking crews
  • Expenses incurred due to flight delays/cancellation, road blockage, political strike, natural disaster or anything that is beyond our control
  1. Trekking Bag pack (duffel bag ) This should be a good one with good zipper to withstand rough treatment of baggage from the airlines and the porters)
  2. Personal soap or tube liquid soap for toilet, washing hands, bath, washing clothes
  3. Toothbrush and toothpaste
  4. Sanitary napkins (for women)
  5. Toilet paper
  6. Towel
  7. Tube of sun lotion (with extra power)
  8. Extra clothing for cold sensitive: 1 pair long underwear, 1 pair long wool, 1 wool shirt (long sleeved)
  9. Trekking day bag (not a big one)
  10. Trekking shoes (these should be waterproof)
  11. Sports shoes or sandals (camp shoes)
  12. Trekking stick
  13. Sun hat or cap
  14. Warm woolen cap
  15. Trekking jacket Goretex fleece jacket.
  16. Pullover or warm clothes
  17. Raincoat or good umbrella
  18. 4-5 pairs of good quality socks (socks for camp shoes )
  19. Hand gloves
  20. 2-3 pairs of trekking trousers (Short pants for hiking )
  21. 3-4 pairs of trekking shirts
  22. 3-4 pairs of underwear (2 bras for women)
  23. Sunglasses
  24. Water bottle
  25. Sleeping bag
  26. Flash or torchlight (extra batteries & bulb )
  27. Some common medicine likes, Band-Aids, aspirin or Tylenol for headaches or other pain, antihistamine, throat lozenges etc.
  28. Camera and batteries (battery charger if possible )