Everest Base Camp Trekking is one of the world’s most famous trails. Actually, you trek in the shadow of the world’s highest elevation, it is a breathtaking trip for every trekker willing to trek in this trail. The journey starts with the flight from Kathmandu to Lukla, which is the great adventure in itself. Once you arrive at Lukla airport, the feeling is very much special as you land in the planet’s dangerous airport the sensation is full of thrill, the excitement to start this journey is something joyous.
Nepal has the ability to provide you with any type of trek suitable for you depending on the length of trek and the motive. Among all those, Everest Base Camp trek falls under top trekking destinations in the world, providing you with life-altering and magnificent Himalayan experiences. The two base camps of the highest mountain on earth are located each on Nepal and Tibet. The South base camp lies on Nepal whereas the North base camp lies on Tibet. “Your attitude, not your aptitude, will determine your altitude” as said by a famous person, people loving high altitude crave to reach a maximum height. Everest base camp on the South is located at an altitude of 5380 meters (17,600 feet). Reaching this altitude is not difficult if you are fit and have a strong determination to reach your destination.
- Trekking to the footstep of the world’s highest Mount Everest (5380 m)
- Short adventurous mountain flight to and from Kathmandu to Lukla
- Clear blue skies most of the times with beautiful sunrise and sunset view of the Himalayan vista
- Namche Bazaar (3450m), gateway to Mount Everest and world’s highest trade market
- Tengboche Monastery (3867m)
- Gorak Shep (5164m)
- The highest point of the trek, Kala Patthar (5545m)
- View of the majestic mountains like Mt. Everest, Mt. Lhotse, Mt. Nuptse, Mt. Pumori, Mt. Cho Oyu, and other surrounding mountain peaks.
- Khumbu Glacier, largest glacier of Nepal.
- Experience a unique culture, tradition, settlement and hospitality of Sherpa or Tibetan culture.
- Trip Name: Everest Base Camp Trek
- Trip Code: EVEREST-EIRGRK
- Country: Nepal
- Type: Live Guide Tour,Multi-day Tour
- Activities: OUTSTANDING ACCOMMODATION ,WALKING TOURS
- Starting Point: Tribhuvan International Airport, Kathmandu, Nepal
- Ending Point: Tribhuvan International Airport, Kathmandu, Nepal
- Multi-Language Guide: English,English,French,Korean,German,Hindi
What to expect ?
What can be more adventurous than trekking on the base camp of Everest, the highest mountain on earth? Everest Base camp trekking is one of the best destinations to the high altitude lovers throughout the world. The amazing beauty of nature is reflected in the laps of high-altitude mountains. Rhododendron forest and hills are a famous attraction for travellers. The mesmerising view of Mt. Lhotse, Mt. Nuptse, Mt. Amadablam, Mt. Pumori, and Mt. Thamserku can be observed in this trek. Everest base camp Trekking package lasts for 15 days or more. For further details please feel free to inquire us.
A different variety of culture, ethnicity and spirituality is spread throughout Nepal. The warm hospitality of the people in Nepal provides amazing feeling to the travellers, therefore, it makes an unforgettable experience to the trekkers. The poor, good-hearted Nepalese will benefit one way or the other from the expense of the trekkers. The journey of Everest base camp begins from the capital city Kathmandu. Lukla, Namche Bazar is a lovely place to visit. The difference in the landscape and lifestyle of various places within this small nation is a beauty to observe. The Everest base camp trek is a perfect destination for trekkers.
DAY 1 KATHMANDU: ARRIVAL DAY
Welcome to Kathmandu – the capital city and the largest city in the country rich in cultural heritage. You will be welcomed by towering snowcapped peaks if the weather is clear. Complete your customs formalities and we will be there waiting for you in the arrival lounge. You will be transferred to your hotel. Later in the evening, our guide will brief you about the trek. Go to bed early – tomorrow is the big day for you.
DAY 2 KATHMANDU -- LUKLA FLIGHT -- PHAKDING
Altitude: 2,800m/9184ft (Lukla) & 2,652m/8,698ft (Phakding) Walking Distance: Approx 8km (3-4 hours) - Flight time: 35 min
Your guide will escort you to the airport for a short morning flight Lukla – often referred to by many as the gateway to the Everest region. You will be rewarded by magnificent views of towering mountains during the flight. Feel the adventure when your aircraft land at the Lukla airstrip. At Lukla, you will be introduced to your porter who will accompany you for the rest of the trek. The trek begins with an easy walk through the Chaurikharka village and a descent towards Dudhkoshi River (2,530m/8,300ft). You will have your lunch at a small settlement called Thade Koshi. The trail moves ahead along the banks of the Dudhkoshi River until Phakding (2,652m/8,700ft), where we will be staying for the night to acclimatize. Enjoy your free time visiting the shores of the fast-flowing Dudhkoshi River.
DAY 3 PHAKDING -- NAMCHE BAZAAR
Altitude: 3,440m/11,283ft Walking Distance: Approx 10-12km (5-6 hours)
You will wake up to the swashing of the fierce Dudhkoshi River. Enjoy breakfast at your hotel, before hitting on the trail. Your destination for the day is Namche Bazaar – the biggest sherpa village in the Everest region. Cross the Dudhkoshi River on a long suspension bridge and walk through a beautiful pine forest to Monjo which is around two-hour walk from Phakding. You will see soon approach the entrance to Sagarmatha National Park. Stop here for a brief permit check and descend to the Dudh Kosi River toward Jorsalle where you will have your lunch. After lunch begins an uphill walk to Namche after crossing the confluence of two rivers on a suspension bridge. It’s a tough climb. But the views are rewarding. You will get the first glimpse of Mt Everest during the uphill walk. At Namche Bazaar, enjoy the Sherpa hospitality. Take a stroll in the evening to get a sneak peek at the daily life of the Sherpa people.
DAY 4 NAMCHE BAZAAR: ACCLIMATIZATION DAY
You rest here today because you need to acclimatize to the high altitude before you gain further heights. Take a short hike to the Everest View Point, an uphill walk that will help speed acclimatization. Visit Sherpa museum to get an overview of the Sherpa culture and history of mountaineering. Or you can also hike to the Syangboche airstrip. If it happens to be Saturday, enjoy the weekly open market locally known as Haat Bazaar. You can buy from foodstuff to apparel and trekking gears in this marketplace
DAY 5 NAMCHE BAZAAR TO TENGBOCHE
Altitude: 3,870m/12,684ft Walking Distance: Approx 10km (6 hours)
The trek resumes after the acclimatizing break. You hit the trail after having early breakfast at Namche Bazaar. You can catch breathtaking views of mountain peaks like Everest, Nuptse, Lhotse, Amadablam, Thamserku and Kwangde from the trail. After a short descent, you cross the river and start an uphill walk. The walk is mostly uphill, needing some serious climb at some places. Our destination – Tengboche – is one of the most popular villages in the Everest region. The place gets its name from the beautiful Tengboche monastery. View of mountain peaks, especially Amadambalm, is quite breathtaking. Enjoy the guided tour of the monastery amid chanting of sacred mantras by the young Buddhist monks before you call it a day.
DAY 6 TENGBOCHE TO DINGBOCHE
Altitude: 4,400m/14,435ft Walking Distance: Approx 11km (6 hours)
You start the trek after having breakfast at Tengboche. Morning walk is pleasing as the trail passes through the rhododendron forest to Deboche. Cross the raging Imja River, which drains the Imja glacial lake, on a suspension bridge. After that, the trail is mostly straight till Pangboche village. Explore the village and meet the Sherpa people while you lunch is prepared. You can even hike to the Pangboche monastery – one of the oldest monasteries in the area. The trail after the lunch is comparatively difficult as the greenery gives way to arid and deserted mountains. The beautiful Dingboche village waits for you.
DAY 7 DINGBOCHE: ACCLIMATIZATION DAY
This is the last acclimatizing stop before the Everest Base Camp. Enjoy the hike to Chhukung and Imja glacier and the high passes of Amphu Laptsa. Interact with the cheerful Sherpa people and know more about their lifestyle. Make the most of the rest day.
DAY 8 DINGBOCHE TO LOBUCHE
Altitude: 4,900m/16,076ft Walking Distance: Approx 11-12 km (6-7 hours)
The walk from Dingboche is a bit challenging due to a higher altitude. Take slow but steady steps as you prepare for Dungla. You can see memorials dedicated to climbers and trekkers who lost their lives in the Everest region over the years. Enjoy your lunch at Dungla. After lunch, you walk toward our destination for the day – Lobuche. This small Sherpa settlement rewards you with amazing views of Mt Lobuche, Mt Pumori and Nuptse. Be ready for the cold night.
DAY 9 LOBUCHE-GORAKSHEP-EVEREST BASE CAMP-GORAKSHEP
Altitude: 5180m/16,994ft (Gorekshep) & 5364m/17598 (EBC) Walking Distance: Approx 15km (6-8 hours)
Today is the D-day. The day starts after breakfast with a relatively easy trek to Goraksheop. It is a frozen lakebed covered with sand. It is the final stop on the Everest Base Camp trek. The trail to the Everest Base Camp from Gorakshep is harder as it passes through rocky dunes and moraine formed due to accumulation glacial debris. From the trail, you can also watch the famed Khumbu Glacier and icefall located on the slopes of Everest. If you are lucky, you can meet climbers preparing for the Everest summit. Return to the warmth and comfort of your lodge at Gorakshep before the sun sets.
DAY 10 GOREKSHEP-KALAPATHAR-PHERICHE
Altitude: 5,545m/18,192ft (Kalapathar) & 4,320m/14,173ft (Pheriche) Walking distance: Approx 12-13km (5-6 hours)
You start early in the morning today to catch the sunrise over Mt Everest from Kalapathar which literally means black rock. At the break of dawn, you will be rewarded with the spectacular view of Mt Nuptse, Changtse and Lhotse bathed in the orange sun. Most probably, it will be the most unforgettable moment of your trek. Kalapathar offers you the opportunity to get some of the best shots of Mt Everest. You return to Gorak Shep for breakfast and start your return leg toward Pheriche. Expect brisk walk in the return leg.
DAY 11 PHERICHE-NAMCHE
Altitude: 3,440m/11,284ft Walking distance: Approx 13-15km (7-8 hours)
You start the trek after having breakfast at your lodge. The trail from Pheriche to Tengboche is mostly downhill. Enjoy your lunch at Tengboche and start the downhill walk toward Namche Bazaar. Enjoy your last day on the lap of mountains.
DAY 12 NAMCHE-PHAKDING-LUKLA
Altitude: 2,800m/9,184ft Walking Distance: Approx 16km (6-7 hours)
After breakfast, you start downhill walk through the pine forest to Jorsalle. Cross the confluence of Dudh Koshi and Bhote Koshi rivers on a suspension Bridge, pass through beautiful settlements, circumambulate mani walls and walk along the Dudh Koshi river. You reach Lukla in the evening to catch a flight next morning. Yes, you have done it. As this is your last night in the mountains, make the most of it.
DAY 13 LUKLA - KATHMANDU
Altitude: 1350m/4428ft Flight time: 35 min
Catch a flight to Kathmandu from the Lukla airstrip after breakfast. Our representative will be at the airport to escort you to your hotel. Enjoy the rest of the day, it's a free day. In the evening, we will serve you a farewell dinner at a typical Nepali restaurant. Enjoy cultural performances by artists while enjoying your meal. You can take pictures and even dance with them.
DAY 14 REST AND BUFFER DAY IN KATHMANDU
We can get an occasional delay in flight during the main season.The weather condition of Lukla suffers from quick changes and that may affect inbound and outbound flights so we have reserved this day for other activities If we have a timely flight on DAY 14, we can use this day as rest or exploring the day in Kathmandu. We can shop in and around local markets and plan a walk around the city.
DAY 15 DEPARTURE DAY
Your last day in Nepal! Grab your breakfast and do some last-minute shopping. Nepali handicraft can be the wonderful souvenirs for your friends and family back home. Our representative will escort you to the Kathmandu International Airport 3 hours before your flight. Hope to see you in Nepal again !!
- Pick up and drop from International and Domestic Airport during this package with one official representative
- Private tourist vehicles will be available as per itinerary
- Kathmandu Lukla Kathmandu Flight ticket
- 3 Nights accommodation in Kathmandu at three-star hotel on twin sharing basis
- All accommodation in best available lodges/tea houses/tent during trekking
- Three times meal (Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner with tea/hot water/coffee) during trekking
- Welcome or Farewell dinner (one time during Nepal trip)
- An experienced and well trained English Speaking Guide and Porter (1 porter for 2 trekkers)
- Salary, Insurance, whole accommodation of trekking crew member
- Guided sightseeing in Kathmandu
- All entrance fees during trekking and sightseeing
- Achievement Certificate, T-shirt, First Aid Kit, Trekking Map and seasonal fruits
- All necessary paperwork, TIMS, Entrance fees, and applicable all permits
- Departure information, visa extension procedure and international flight reconfirmation
- Company service charge and all applicable government tax
- Visa Fee, International Air Fare and all other cost incurred before arrival in Nepal
- Traveller’s Travel Insurance (Must cover Accidental, Medical and Search and Rescue)
- Hotel accommodation, Lunch and Dinner in Kathmandu because of an early arrival in Nepal or late departure from Nepal, early return from the mountain because of any reason than the scheduled itinerary.
- Lunch and Dinner except Welcome or Farewell dinner provided by company in Kathmandu
- Alcoholic and soft drinks with all personal expenses
- Tipping for guides, porters, and drivers (tipping is not mandatory but highly expected)
- Any other unseen expenses which are not mentioned in cost includes part
Accommodation and Food
Luxurious deluxe hotels are available in capital city Kathmandu, Lukla, Namche Bazar whereas comfortable local lodges are available on the trekking route. Hygienic food will be provided to the trekkers in the journey. Local foods and lifestyle of the people in these areas leave a sweet taste to the visitors.
Loyal and experienced guides will accompany and provide necessary details throughout the trek. Altitude sickness is one of a general query to any Trekker willing to go to Everest base camp trek. Our guides will inform about necessary precautions and acclimatization rules during the trip and trekkers will be provided with necessary medicines if needed. The trekkers should be carrying necessary equipment along with them. Porters will be available for trekking if needed by the trekkers.