Everest Base Camp Trekking


Everest Base Camp Trek is one of the most popular trekking routes in the world, attracting thousands of visitors every year. The trek takes you to the base of the highest mountain on Earth, Mount Everest, and offers breathtaking views of the surrounding Himalayas. The trek usually takes around 10-15 days, depending on your itinerary, and is an excellent opportunity to immerse yourself in the unique culture and way of life of the Sherpa people.

The trek begins in Lukla, a small town in the SoluKhumbu district of Nepal. From here, trekkers follow a well-established trail that winds its way through the Sagarmatha National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The park is home to some of the world's most stunning mountain scenery, including several of the world's highest peaks. Along the way, trekkers will pass through traditional Sherpa villages and cross high-altitude suspension bridges, offering a glimpse into the life of the local people.

As you progress towards the base camp, the landscape becomes increasingly rugged and remote, with the peaks of the Himalayas growing more and more imposing. The final stretch of the trek takes you up the steep and rocky valley leading to the base camp, which is situated at an altitude of 5,364 meters (17,598 feet). The base camp itself is a bustling hub of activity, with climbers from all over the world preparing to make their ascent of Mount Everest.

The trek to the base camp is a physically demanding one, but with proper preparation and acclimatization, it is achievable for most people in good physical condition. It is important to take the trek slowly and acclimatize properly to minimize the risk of altitude sickness. Many trekkers choose to spend an extra day or two in the villages along the route, allowing their bodies to acclimate to the increasing altitude.

One of the most rewarding aspects of the Everest Base Camp Trek is the opportunity to experience the unique culture and way of life of the Sherpa people. The Sherpa are a close-knit community of Tibetan descent who have lived in the Solu-Khumbu region for centuries. They are renowned for their mountaineering skills and are an integral part of the climbing culture on Mount Everest. The trek takes you through several traditional Sherpa villages, where you can observe their daily life and learn about their customs and traditions.

The trek also offers the chance to experience some of the local cuisine and hospitality. Traditional Sherpa dishes include dal bhat, a hearty lentil soup served with rice, and momos, steamed dumplings filled with vegetables or meat. Tea houses along the route offer simple but comfortable accommodations and delicious meals, providing a warm and welcoming refuge from the elements.

In conclusion, the Everest Base Camp Trek is a once-in-a-lifetime experience that offers a unique combination of stunning mountain scenery, cultural immersion, and physical challenge. Whether you are an experienced trekker or a beginner, the trek is an unforgettable journey that will take you to the heart of the Himalayas and the base of the highest mountain on Earth. With proper preparation, it is an achievable and rewarding experience that will stay with you for a lifetime.

Facts of the Everest Base Camp Trek
Accommodation:- Hotel in cities /Teahouse lodge  in Trek
Grade:- Moderate/Strenuous
Best time to visit:- September to December / February to May
Culture: Sherpa
Elevation up to:- 5644.5 m(18519ft) /kalapathar
Trek start:- Kathmandu
Trek end:- Kathmandu
Group size:- 1+

Highlights of Everest Base Camp Trek
•Enjoy adventure trekking trails.
•Wonderful view of the world's highest peak.
•Spend several days moving through the homelands of the Sherpa people.
•See Buddhist monasteries in Tengboche, Panboche and close up views of Mt. Everest and adjoining Ama Dablam.
•Spend two nights at Namche Bazaar, the bustling market town in the heart of Sherpa country.
•See a cluster of houses set among the high summer grazing pastures of the region.
•Main highlight will be the brilliant views of the Mt Everest, Pumari which clarify from the summit of Kalapathar.
•Marvel at the extradinary ice sculptures of the Khumbu Glacier.

Basic Itinerary of Everest Base Camp Trek
Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu airport we will meet you and transfer to hotel.
Day 02: Trip briefing Trek preparing  and Kathmandu city sightseeing day
Day 03: Fly to Lukla and trek to Phakding, 35 min flight and 4 hours walk.
Day 04: Trek to Namche Bazaar, 6 hours walk.
Day 05: Acclimatization day.
Day 06: Trek to Tengboche, 5 hours walk.
Day 07: Trek to Dingboche,5 hours walk.
Day 08: Acclimatization Day.
Day 09: Trek to Lobuche, 5 hours walk.
Day 10: Trek to Gorak Shep and EBC, 8 hours walk.
Day 11: Hike up to Kalapatthar  then trek down to Periche,8 hours walk.
Day 12: Trek to Namche Bazaar, 7 hours walk .
Day 13: Trek down to Lukla, 7 hours walk.
Day 14: Fly back to Kathmandu.
Day 15: Flight reserve day.
Day 16: Departure.

Details Itinerary

Details Itinerary of Everest Base Camp Trek- 16 Days


Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu (Altitude 1,400m. /4,593ft.)

  • Arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport.
  • Transfer to the hotel.
  • Welcome dinner and overnight stay in Kathmandu.


Day 02: Trip Briefing, Trek Preparation and Kathmandu City Tour

  • Pre-trip meeting and trek preparation.
  • Kathmandu city sightseeing tour.
  • Visit UNESCO World Heritage Sites.
  • Overnight in Kathmandu.


Day 03: Flight to Lukla (2860m. /9383 ft.) and Trek to Phakding Village (Altitude 2,652m. /8,700 ft.)

  • Early morning flight to Lukla.
  • Trek to Phakding.
  • Enjoy scenic views along the Dudh Kosi River.
  • Overnight in Phakding.


Day 04: Trek to Namche Bazaar (Altitude 3,440m. /11,286 ft.) 

  • Trek through traditional homes, forests, and fields.
  • Enter Sagarmatha National Park.
  • Reach Namche Bazaar.
  • Overnight in Namche Bazaar.


Day 05: Acclimatization Hike to Everest View Hotel (Altitude 3,880m. /12,730 ft.)

  • Hike to Everest View Hotel for panoramic views.
  • Visit villages of Kunde and Khumjung.
  • Explore Namche Bazaar.
  • Overnight in Namche Bazaar.


Day 06: Trek to Thyangboche or Diboche (Altitude 3,867m. /12,687 ft.)

  • Trek to Thyangboche.
  • Visit Thyangboche Monastery.
  • Enjoy sunset views of mountains.
  • Overnight in Thyangboche or Diboche.


Day 07: Trek to Dingboche (Altitude 4,410m. / 14,470 ft.)

  • Descend through forests to Pangboche.
  • Admire Himalayan vistas and Pangboche village/Monastery.
  • Trek to Dingboche.
  • Overnight in Dingboche.


Day 08: Acclimatization Day at Dingboche (Altitude 5.083 m. /16677 ft.) 

  • Climb Nangkartshang Peak for acclimatization.
  • Enjoy views of tall peaks.
  • Overnight in Dingboche.


Day 09: Trek to Lobuche (Altitude 5000 m. /16,404 ft.)

  • Trek past Khumbu Glacier terminal moraine.
  • Reach Lobuche.
  • Enjoy views of Nuptse.
  • Overnight in Lobuche.


Day 10: Visit Everest Base Camp (5364 m./ 17,598 ft.) and overnight at Gorak Shep (Altitude 5,180m. /16994 ft.)

  • Trek to Everest Base Camp.
  • Explore Khumbu Icefall and surrounding peaks.
  • Return to Gorak Shep.
  • Overnight in Gorak Shep.


Day 11: Climb Kalapatthar (5,644 m./ 18,517 ft.) and Descend to Pheriche (Altitude 4,371m. /14,341 ft.)

  • Early climb to Kala Patthar for sunrise and mountain views.
  • Descend to Pheriche.
  • Overnight in Pheriche.


Day 12: Trek Back to Namche Bazaar (Altitude 3,440m. /11,286 ft.)

  • Descend through rhododendron and juniper forests.
  • Reach Namche Bazaar.
  • Overnight in Namche Bazaar.


Day 13: Descend to Lukla (Altitude 2,860m. /9,383 ft.)

  • Trek downhill, cross suspension bridges, and pass monasteries.
  • Reach Lukla.
  • Overnight in Lukla.


Day 14: Flight Back to Kathmandu

  • Catch an early morning flight to Kathmandu.
  • Rest or explore Kathmandu city.


Day 15: Free Day

  • Flight reserve day for Lukla weather conditions.
  • Free day for leisure or optional activities.
  • Farewell Dinner with Nepali family.


Day 16: International Departure

  • Drop-off at Tribhuvan International Airport for departure.


Please note that this itinerary is subject to change based on weather conditions, group preferences, and other factors. Make sure to check with us for the most up-to-date and accurate information before embarking on the trek.


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Cost Includes:

  • Hotel Accommodation in Kathmandu: You will stay in a normal tourist-standard hotel in Kathmandu with breakfast included. If you wish to upgrade to a three-star hotel, an additional USD 140 per person is required. For a five-star hotel upgrade, it's USD 340 per person.
  • Meals During the Trek: You'll receive three meals a day (breakfast, lunch, and dinner) during the trek. Additionally, you'll have a cup of tea to keep you refreshed.
  • Trekking Guide and Porter: For every two trekkers, you'll have the support of an experienced trekking guide and one porter. Their services, food, accommodation, salary, equipment, and accidental insurance are all covered.
  • Permits: All necessary paperwork, including Sagarmatha National Park Entry Permits and the Trekkers' Information Management System (TIMS), are included.
  • Accommodation During the Trek: Accommodations during the trek will be in available lodges and tea houses.
  • Ground Transport: You will be provided with airport pick-up and drop-off services, as well as all ground transportation in a private vehicle.
  • Kathmandu City Sightseeing: Enjoy a full day of sightseeing in Kathmandu to explore the city's cultural and historical highlights.
  • Medical Kit: A first aid medical kit will be available, accompanied by your guide.
  • Trekking Map and Achievement Certificate: You'll receive a trekking map to assist your journey and a certificate upon completing the trek.
  • Flight to Lukla: Round-trip flights from Kathmandu to Lukla, including departure taxes, are included.
  • Welcome and Farewell Dinner: Join your fellow travelers for warm welcome and farewell dinners.
  • Government Taxes and Office Service Charge: All government taxes and service charges are covered.

Cost Excludes:

  • Personal Equipment for Trekking: You are responsible for bringing your own personal trekking equipment.
  • International Airfare: The cost of international flights to and from Kathmandu is not included.
  • Nepal Entry Visa: Be sure to arrange and pay for your Nepal entry visa separately.
  • Personal Expenses: Any personal expenses during the trip are not covered.
  • Meals in Kathmandu: Lunch and evening meals in Kathmandu are at your own expense.
  • Emergency/Rescue Evacuation: You may want to secure emergency or rescue evacuation insurance for added safety.
  • Tipping: Tips for trekking staff are not included in the package.

(Note: If you have limited time, you can choose to reduce the trek by skipping Day 2 and Day 15.)




What to Remember:

  1. Customize Your Trek: You have the flexibility to adjust the length of your Everest Base Camp trek to fit your preferences. If you wish to extend or shorten the itinerary, feel free to discuss your requirements with us.
  2. Optional Activities: Besides trekking, you can enhance your Nepal experience with various optional activities, such as city sightseeing in Kathmandu, a 2-night/3-day jungle safari in Chitwan, white-water river rafting, or a mountain flight. Please let us know your preferences, and we can tailor your program accordingly.
  3. Contact Us: If you have any questions, suggestions, or specific requests about the program, don't hesitate to reach out to us by email. We're here to make your journey as memorable and enjoyable as possible.

Equipment for Everest Base Camp (EBC) Trek:

  • Down Jacket
  • Lightweight Cotton Pants for Daytime
  • Warm Track Top and Pants for Nights
  • Cotton T-Shirts
  • Sun Hat
  • Woolen Socks (thick outer, thin inner)
  • Vaseline for Foot and Groin Area
  • Two 2-Liter Water Bottles
  • Iodine for Water Purification
  • Sunglasses
  • Toilet Paper and Cigarette Lighter
  • Small Headlamp/Flashlight/Torch with Spare Batteries
  • Personal Medical Supplies (including band-aids and elastic bandage)
  • Pocket Knife
  • Sunscreen, Sunblock, and Sun-Tan Lotion
  • Small 25-Liter Daypack
  • Rain Jacket (poncho style to cover backpack)
  • Waterproof Pants
  • First Aid Kit
  • Small Towels
  • Sleeping Bag Rated to -15°C (with inner sheet)
  • A Pair of Gloves
  • Snow Glasses with Strap
  • Snow Gaiters

Having the right equipment ensures your safety, comfort, and enjoyment during the Everest Base Camp trek. Make sure you're well-prepared for varying weather conditions and challenging terrains.


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