Everest Base Camp Trek is one of the world’s wonderful travel expeditions leading to the lap of Mt. Everest, the highest mountain of the world at 5,335meters altitude. Mount Everest with height of 8848 meters is standing proudly at the highest altitude of world in the borders of Nepal and China. The Everest Base Camp a fascinating trip to witness the highest mountain of the world along with the unspoiled highland region known as the Himalayan region. The Everest region is a most remote part of the world dominated by ancient Buddhist-Tibetan culture and highlanders tribe living among the untamed forest of pinewood, sal, rhododendron and other species accompanied by rough rocky roads, distant lowlands, gigantic mountain views, suspension bridges, caravans of Yaks doing transportation, traditional highland tribal villages, highland monasteries and 19 holy Gokyo Lakes. The wonderful highland flora encompassed with white and green mountains are the natural glory of the Everest region. The natural vegetation of the Everest region is incorporated of 118 species of birds like pheasant, chough, Himalayan monal along with highland mammal species including rare species like snow leopard, Himalayan bear, red panda, musk deer, Himalayan wolves and others. The Everest region looks like a fort dominated by mountains standing like a giant wall and pillars along with rocky foundations making its strong and well built. The civilization living in the Everest region of Nepal are ancient Buddhist-tibetan society distributed in various races as Sherpa, Lama, Gurung, Tamang, Rai, Limbu, Thakali and other highland ethnic race. These highland races peoples have born trait of high altitude endurance, strong built body, strong determination and dominating nature over the hills making them saviors of Himalayas. The blending society of Buddhist and highlanders has led the Everest region to be full of Buddhist monasteries, Tibetan sanctuaries, Buddhist religious homage of high Buddhist priests and sanctuary for meditation for enlighten for most Buddhist religious preachers.
The travelers are taken to the Everest base camp from air flight to Lukla from Kathmandu which is generally 25-30 minutes. After landing in the Lukla airport the travelers will travel towards Namche Bazar which is the acclimatization hub for Everest region tourist. This namche bazaar is full of hotels and lodges accompanied by all the urban facilities like restaurants, internet, telephone, luxury hotels, porters, guides and local entertainment. The villages of Everest region are named as Dingboche, Kunde, Khumjung, Lobuche, Lukla, Namche Bazaar, Tengboche, Phortse, Thame, Thamo, Pangboche, Phakding, Monjo which the regular places to visit for socio-cultural travel. The traditional trekking trail of everest base came is from Namche bazaar going through Tengboche, Tamo, Pangboche, Phakding till the Kalapattahar region at 5545meters altitude. The kalapattha region is the most accessible point of everest region which provide the most nearest views of Mount Everest and its surrounding peaks. The travelers can return home by taking air flight from Lukla to Kathmandu following the same route.
Day 1: Greetings at Kathmandu Airport
We will meet you at Kathmandu Tribhuvan International Airport and you will be transfered to hotel. After noon pre-departure meeting.
Day 2: A full day sightseeing tour of Kathmandu, the capital valley
The very next morning, after breakfast you will be taken for a full day sightseeing tour around Kathmandu valley. You can visit center of pilgrimage Pashupatinath Temple and Swyambhunath, very ancient and essentially enlisted in UNESCO World Heritage sites. The biggest Buddhist Stupa at Boudhnath might make you feel calm and peace and visit Patan the city of fine arts and Durbar Square is full of Hindu temples and Buddhist monuments. On journey back to hotel, you can explore the local areas, gullies and lifestyle. At evening we will have a typical Nepali dinner accompanied with cultural shows in Hotel. After your dinner, you can perhaps take leisurely stroll through the famous streets like Thamel and Durbarmarg.
Day 3: Flight from KTM to Lukla and trekking to Phakding (2652m) : walking distance 2-3 hours, 200 meters descent and 50 meters ascent – 7km
Early morning we flight from Kathmandu to Lukla via mountain flight of about 40 minutes scenic flight. With clear weather we get spectacular views of the mountains, including Everest as we enter deep gorge of the Dudh Kosi valley. You begin your trek from Lukla, along the way you will have a view of Mt Nupla (5885m), Kusum Kangaru (6367m) and Kwongde Range. We then take an easy walk for about two hours to Phakding village for the overnight stop and rest of the time stroll around the village for local knowledge.
Day 4: Phakding trekking to Namche Bazzar (3440m) : walking distance 5-6 hours, 300 meters ascent and 300 meters descent – 9km
The trail follows the Dudh Koshi valley north, meandering through the pines, crossing it twice by small suspension bridges before reaching the village of Monjo the entrance gate of the Sagarmatha National Park. Beginning with a slight climb to Jhorsalle, the trail passes waterfalls and other culturally and naturally occurring items of interest. You will be rewarded with your first glimpse of Kusum Kangru (6369m) Thamserku (6608m), Everest (8848m) and Nuptse (7879 m). A steep climb up to the beautiful village of Namche bazaar (3440m) will afford you further spectacular views and a comfortable place to spend the second night of the trek.
Day 5: Acclimatization day in Namche
Set in a natural amphitheatre looking across to the jagged ridge of Kongdi Ri(6187m), Namche Bazzar is one of the most attractive settlements in the khumbu region. We will have a full day rest so that we won’t face any problem ahead. Today we make a short acclimatization trek up to Khumjung, a delightful Sherpa village above Namche. You have full day leisure for wonderful panoramic view or stroll around the market You can also enjoy the splendid views of Everest, Ama Dablam, Thamserku, Nuptse, Lhotse, Tawche, and Kwangde and so on.
Day 6: Namche Bazzar trek to Tengboche (3867m) :walking distance 4-5 hours, 350 meters descent and 750 meters ascent- 9.5km
We start our trek with pleasant walk through the forest with magnificent view of mountains. We follow a spectacular path that traverses around the hillside high above the Dudh Kosi River. After walking one hour you will arrive in Phungithanga. The trail climbs past some water-powered prayer wheels and begins a sustained climb through a forest of tall, mature rhododendrons. Look out for musk deer and Himalayan tahr among the trees. The start of the Tengboche (3870m), the village is scattered across a wide, grassy saddle below a crescent-shaped ridge covered by scrub pines and firs. From the view point at the top of the hill, there are awe-inspiring views of distinctive peaks like Amadablam (6856m), standing proud of the massif containing Everest (8848m), Nuptse (7861m), Lhotse (8501m) and inspiring views of Himalayan giants. We visit the Buddhist Monastery at Tengboche, the largest in Khumbu region.
Day 7: Tengboche trekking to Dingboche (4360m) : walking distance 4-5 hours, 70 meters descent and 580 meters ascent – 10.5km
In the morning views of mountain and monasteries are spectacular in Tengboche. From Tengboche we head north and soon cross the Dudh Kosi river by way of a small suspension bridge which spans a deep chasm in the river valley. Follow the trail as far as Orsho and take the lower path along the west bank of the Imja Khola, through the forest of birches conifers and rhododendrons. As we follow the river northward the trails pass through several chortens and mani walls and small villages. Today’s walk offers views of the Mt.Tawache, Ama Dablam and to the north-Pokalde (5741m), Kongma-tse (5820m) and the great wall of Nuptse. Dingboche is also the gateway to Chukung and farther beyond for the most challenging traverses towards Makalu area. We enjoy the beautiful array of fields enclosed by stone walls to protect the barley, buckwheat and potatoes. Overnight stay in Dingboche.
Day 8: Rest day in Dingboche for the acclimatization (4360m)
It is very important to spend an additional night here to aid to the acclimatization process. It can be along a short hike 400 m climb to the Nangkartshang Gompa on the ridge north of Dingboche. Good view of Makalau (8463 m) from here. You can go for a day walk like trek to Chhukung (4,730m) is worth while which takes approx. 4/5 hours from Dingboche but it might ruin your rest. To the north of Dingboche, there are spectacular views of Lhotse’s huge South Face.
Day 9: Dingboche Trekking to Lobuche (4940m) : walking distance 4-5 hours, 700 meters ascent – 7.5km
The trail follows a downward path to Pheriche village. It joins the trail below thungla beautiful views of cholatse across the valley. After another steep ascend the trail climbs up and over the terminal moraine of khumbu glacier. Today’s walk offers views of the Mt.Tawache, Ama Dablam and to the north-Pokalde (5741m), Kongma-tse (5820m) and the great wall of Nuptse. The path follows a pleasant, grassy valley. Stark and rugged beauty creates almost moonscape campsite at Lobuche a wind swept collection of huts tucked in a narrow meadow between the glacier and the Lobuche peak. Tawoche and Nuptse are particularly spectacularly from Lobuche towering. Stay overnight at lodge.
Day 10: Lobuche to Gorakshep (5170m), trekking to Everest Base camp (5364m) back to Gorak shep (5170m) : walking distance 6-8 hours, 450 meters ascent and 200 meters descent – 13km
The first section of the trail from Lobuche follows the narrow gap between the glacial moraine and the mountain walls, past turn off to the Italian pyramid. Take time to detour to the edge of moraine to look over the Khumbu glacier. Along windy and rocky path with the wonderful view of Mt. Pumori, Nuptse and other magnificent peaks, we reach Gorakshep. Gorakshep is the location of the original Everest Base Camp with the new camp being further up the valley.
After lunch our adventure continues towards Everest Base Camp. The trail passes through over rocky dunes and moraine and streams. The Base Camp area provides an opportunity to experience the freezing and harsh conditions that mountaineers brave to summit this famous mountain. In Everest Base Camp the climbers gather for summiting Everest during the high expedition season. We explore base camp and its surroundings glacier and return back to Gorakshep.
Day 11: Gorak Shep trekking Kala Patthar (5545m) and back to Pheriche (4280 m) : walking distance 6-7 hours 200 meters ascent and 1090 meters descent – 10 km
Mornings are usually sparkling and clear and this is the best time to climb the Kalapathar for one of the world’s definitive mountain views. We will be rewarded the 360 degree dramatic panorama views of Mt Everest and surroundings mountains like Mt. Pumori, Mt. Lingtren, Mt. Khumbetse, Mt. Nuptse, Mt. Lhotse, Mt. Ama Dablam, Mt. Thamserku along with many other peaks.
You will have an easy walk for about 2hrs to reach Lobuche and continue downhill to Pheriche. Continue down moraine to Dughla and drop to the bridge over the gushing stream that flows out of the glacier. Stay overnight at lodge.
Day 12: Pheriche Trekking to Namche Bazaar via Pangboche and Tengboche (3867m) : walking distance 7 hours, 1250 meters descent 400 meters ascent and – 13.5 km
We will trek down through the hillside blanketed by rhododendron and juniper trees. Ittakes approximately four hours to Tyangboche. It is a small village with a famous monastery offering you splendid views of Mt. Amadablam, lush green hills and river views.
After crossing the suspension bridge over the Dudh Koshi River trek onwards to the Kyanjuma the junction of the trinity ways to Gokyo Valley, Khumjung village and Namche Bazzar. Dense wildlife of some species of Pheasants, Himalayan Griffons, Musk deer and wild goat can be found abundance inside the rhododendron forest. Evening explore small surrounding area with magnificent scenery.
Day 13: Namche Bazaar trekking back to Lukla (2850m) : walking distance 6 hours, 950 meters descent and 250 meters ascent- 14.5 km
The descent from Namche to the Dudh koshi can be the hardest stage of the entire trek. Although the path is all downhill, the unrelenting slope places massive impact on the knees. Once you cross the high suspension bridge, the path runs mostly level. We will work though rhododendron and pine forests with the view of distance snow covered peak before arriving Phakding. Enjoying the lush green scenery around and passing through the incredible mountain scenery and local Sherpa village arrival in Lukla. You’ll have time to stroll around the local areas. In the evening you can enjoy a typical Nepalese dinner and cultural show.
Day 14: Flight from Lukla to Kathmandu
A final goodbye to our porters and then short flight back to Kathmandu. (It also can be a spare day in case of bad weather in Lukla which makes the Lukla flight delayed and cancel). Overnight stay at hotel
Day 15: Free day in Kathmandu
Today you will have a free day in Kathmandu valley. Have some rest in your hotel. You can also take a leisurely stroll over the streets and buy some souvenirs and remembering from Nepal. We will end the day with dinner at the Rum Doodle Bar & Restaurant – famous for trekkers leaving their stories on big, white footprints!
Day 16: Final Departure
Today is free or last minute you have few hour special shopping for your relatives. We will drop you to the International airport to catch your flight back to your home and wish for your safe journey.
Duration: 14 Days
Trip Type: Tea House Trekking
Seasons: Sept – Nov & Mar – May
Max altitude: 8848 m
Group size: Flexible (any number from 1 to 15 pax)
- 13% VAT and 10% Service Charge
- Airport / Hotel / Airport transfers by private vehicle
- Hotel Accommodation in Kathmandu including breakfast
- Guided Tour of Kathmandu City with expert tour guide and private vehicle
- Government license holder experienced, trekking guide (trained in Wilderness First Aid& altitude sickness) and porters (1 porter for between 2 trekkers basis) with their food, accommodation, salary, equipment, and accidental insurance, medicine
- City tour Sightseeing entry fees
- Round Trip flight ticket for Kathmandu-Lukla-Kathmandu
- Tea house/Lodges accommodation during the trekking
- Sagarmatha National Park fees
- Trekker’s information management system (TIMS) card fee
- Group medical supplies (first aid kit will be available)
- Welcome/Farewell Nepali Dinner in Kathmandu
- All necessary papers, admin charges and government taxes
The cost does not include:
- Nepal entry visa fee, you can get Nepal visa up on arrival in the Airport
- International Airfare/Airport tax
- Foods during the trekking and in Kathmandu lunch and dinner
- Alcoholic, hot and cold drinks, hot water, hot and cold showers
- Personal expenses such as laundry, telephone calls, sweets, snacks, beverages and bar bills, camera battery charging
- Travel Insurance (Essential – Should include emergency evacuation coverage while trekking up to 5500+ meters)
- Personal trekking gear
- Tips for tour/ trekking staffs and driver
- Any others expenses which are not mentioned on Price Includes section
TREKKING SUGGESTED EQUIPMENT UP TO 5,500m.
1 pair strong mountain / hiking boots
1 Sleeping bag(comfortable to -15C)
1 Medium/Large rucksack/backpack
1 Down Jacket/all weather Anorak
1 Light water & windproof jacket
1 Pair waterproof gaiters/ overtrouser
1 or 2 1-litre water bottles.
1 Inner sleeping sheet.
1 Torch/Flashlight and spare batteries.
2 Long sleeve cotton shirts
1 Medium sized towel
1 Washing kit: include personal toiletries,Talcum power
Moleskin for blisters
Bio degradable soap/shampoo
Any personal medication
1 Pair shorts
1 Fleece/warm sweater
1 Pair sports shoes/sandals
2 Pair lightweight trousers
1 Sweatshirt/light sweater
1 Small day pack
2 Pairs light socks
3 Pairs heavy wool socks
1 cotton Headscarf/bandanna
1 Warm hat/Gloves (waterproof)
1 Sunglasses and sunhat
1 Money belt
3/4 Plastic bags for wrapping clothes
Water purification tablets / solution (preferably Iodine)
Sun-block (30-50 SPF)
- Start Date
- End Date