Everest Base Camp Trek

Everest Base Camp Trek

Everest Base Camp Trek is one of the most popular and iconic trekking routes in the world, located in the Khumbu region of Nepal. The trek takes you through the scenic Himalayan landscapes, traditional Sherpa villages, and Buddhist monasteries, offering stunning views of the world's highest mountains, including Mount Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse, and Ama Dablam.

The trek begins with a flight from Kathmandu to Lukla, a small mountain airstrip, where you start your trekking journey. The trail passes through the Sagarmatha National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and home to a diverse range of flora and fauna, including musk deer, Himalayan thar, and snow leopard.

Along the way, you will cross several suspension bridges over the roaring rivers, climb steep inclines, and hike through the rugged terrain. You will also pass through traditional Sherpa villages, including Namche Bazaar, the hub of the Khumbu region, and Tengboche, home to the famous Tengboche Monastery, one of the most important monasteries in the region.

Highlights of the 14 Days Everest Base Camp Trek

Mount Everest (8848.86m): The tallest peak in the world.

Memorable Scenic Flight to Tenzing Hillary Airport Lukla: Experience a breathtaking scenic flight to Tenzing Hillary Airport in Lukla, serving as the gateway to the Everest region.

Everest Base Camp (5364m): Embark on a fascinating journey to Everest Base Camp, situated at 5364 meters, a destination highly recommended by travelers.

Discover the Legendary Khumbu Glacier and Khumbu Icefall: Explore the world-renowned Khumbu Glacier and navigate the challenging Khumbu Icefall, offering a unique and unforgettable experience.

Relish a Mesmerizing Panoramic View from Kalapathar: Get up close to Mount Everest and enjoy a mesmerizing panoramic view of the Khumbu Valley from the vantage point of Kalapathar.

Sophisticated Namche Bazaar: Explore the unique and convenient high-altitude marketplace of Namche Bazaar, known for its sophistication and vibrant atmosphere.

Experience Unique Sherpa Culture: Immerse yourself in the rich Sherpa culture and visit the region's oldest Buddhist monasteries, gaining insight into the local way of life.

Visit Sherpa Museum: Explore the Sherpa Museum to learn more about the mountaineering Sherpa lifestyle and the history of the region.

Hike to Hotel Everest View: Take a scenic hike to Hotel Everest View, the world's highest 5-star hotel, and enjoy unparalleled views of the surrounding mountains.

Sagarmatha National Park: Explore Sagarmatha National Park, located at high altitude, boasting diverse flora and fauna amid the stunning Himalayan landscapes.

The best time to trek to the Everest Base Camp is from March to May and from September to November, when the weather is usually clear, and the visibility is excellent. The trek takes around 12-14 days to complete and requires a moderate level of fitness. The Everest Base Camp Trek is a once-in-a-lifetime experience that offers stunning views of the Himalayas and the unique cultural heritage of the Khumbu region. The trek provides an opportunity to challenge yourself, experience the breathtaking beauty of the mountains, and create memories that will last a lifetime.

Everest Base Camp Trek Itinerary

Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu

  • Arrive in Kathmandu, the capital city of Nepal.
  • Check into your hotel and rest after your journey.
  • Take some time to explore the vibrant streets of Thamel, a popular tourist area in Kathmandu.

Day 02: Flight from Kathmandu to Lukla (2,860m/9,383ft) and Trek to Phakding (2,610m/8,562ft)

  • Take an early morning flight from Kathmandu to Lukla, enjoying panoramic views of the Himalayas during the 30-40 minute flight.
  • Begin your trek to Phakding, a scenic village located along the Dudh Koshi River.
  • Trek for about 3-4 hours, passing through small Sherpa villages and lush green landscapes.
  • Overnight stay in Phakding.

Day 03: Trek from Phakding to Namche Bazaar (3,440m/11,286ft)

  • Continue your trek along the Dudh Koshi River, crossing suspension bridges and ascending gradually.
  • Pass through Sagarmatha National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage site known for its diverse flora and fauna.
  • Trek uphill to reach Namche Bazaar, a vibrant Sherpa town and the gateway to the Everest region.
  • Trekking time: approximately 5-6 hours.
  • Overnight stay in Namche Bazaar.

Day 04: Trek from Namche Bazaar to Everest View Hotel (3,962M)

  • This day is set aside for acclimatization to the high altitude.
  • Take a short hike to the Everest View Hotel or explore the colorful streets of Namche Bazaar.
  • Visit the Sherpa Culture Museum and the Everest Photo Gallery to learn more about the local culture and mountaineering history.
  • Overnight stay in Kyanjuma.

Day 05: Trek from Namche Bazaar to Tengboche (3,870m/12,694ft)

  • Resume your trek with spectacular views of Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse, and other surrounding peaks.
  • Descend towards the Dudh Koshi River before ascending through rhododendron and pine forests.
  • Reach Tengboche, a significant religious site with a famous monastery offering stunning mountain vistas.
  • Trekking time: approximately 5-6 hours.
  • Overnight stay in Tengboche.

Day 06: Trek from Tengboche to Dingboche (4,410m/14,468ft)

  • Trek through lush forests and cross several suspension bridges over the Imja Khola River.
  • Ascend gradually through open landscapes, offering panoramic views of Ama Dablam and other peaks.
  • Reach Dingboche, a picturesque village with terraced fields surrounded by stunning
  • mountain scenery.
    Trekking time: approximately 5-6 hours.
  • Overnight stay in Dingboche.

Day 07: Acclimatization day in Dingboche

  • Spend a day in Dingboche for further acclimatization.
  • Take a short hike to Nagarjun Hill or Chukkung Ri for breathtaking views of the Himalayas.
  • Alternatively, you can relax and explore the village, interacting with locals and
  • experiencing their way of life.
  • Overnight stay in Dingboche.

Day 08: Trek from Dingboche to Lobuche (4,940m/16,207ft)

  • Resume your trek, climbing steadily towards Dughla, where you'll stop for a rest.
  • Continue along the moraine of the Khumbu Glacier, witnessing memorials of climbers who lost their lives on Everest.
  • Reach Lobuche, a small settlement nestled amidst towering peaks.
  • Trekking time: approximately 5-6 hours.
  • Overnight stay in Lobuche.

Day 09: Trek from Lobuche to Gorak Shep (5,170m/16,961ft) and Everest Base Camp (5,364m/17,598ft)

  • Trek to Gorak Shep, the last stop before Everest Base Camp.
  • After a short break, continue your journey to Everest Base Camp, following the rocky and glacial trail.
  • Arrive at Everest Base Camp, where climbers prepare to summit the world's highest peak.
  • Spend some time taking in the breathtaking surroundings and capturing memories.
  • Trekking time: approximately 6-7 hours.
  • Return to Gorak Shep for overnight stay.

Day 10: Hike to Kala Patthar (5,545m/18,192ft) and Trek to Pheriche (4,240m/13,910ft)

  • Early morning hike to Kala Patthar, a popular viewpoint offering stunning panoramic
  • views of Everest, Nuptse, and surrounding peaks.
  • Descend to Pheriche, passing through Lobuche and Dughla.
  • Trekking time: approximately 6-7 hours.
  • Overnight stay in Pheriche.

Day 11: Trek from Pheriche to Namche Bazaar

  • Descend through beautiful rhododendron and juniper forests.
  • Pass through Tengboche and continue down to Namche Bazaar.
  • Trekking time: approximately 5-6 hours.
  • Overnight stay in Namche Bazaar.

Day 12: Trek from Namche Bazaar to Lukla

  • Descend further through forests and Sherpa villages.
  • Cross suspension bridges and follow the Dudh Koshi River.
  • Reach Lukla, where you'll celebrate the successful completion of your trek with your trekking crew.
  • Trekking time: approximately 6-7 hours.
  • Overnight stay in Lukla.

Day 13: Flight back from Lukla to Kathmandu

  • Take an early morning flight from Lukla to Kathmandu, enjoying the scenic views one last time.
  • Upon arrival in Kathmandu, transfer to your hotel.
  • Rest and relax or explore the city at your leisure.
  • Overnight stay in Kathmandu.

Day 14: Departure from Kathmandu

  • Depart from Kathmandu with incredible memories of your Everest Base Camp trek.

Cost Include:

  • Domestic & International Airport pick up and drop upon arrival and departure
  • In trekking- B/F, Lunch and Dinner -3 meals per day and overnight accommodation at tea house lodge.
  • Transportation- to/from trek starting & ending point (If fly from Ramechap / Manthali to Lukla)
  • Sagarmatha National Park permit, and trekking TIMS fee.
  • Trained trekking guide and porter, necessary insurance, and accommodation meals allowance and salary
  • 3- Nights hotel in Kathmandu on BB Basis
  • Domestic fly from Kathmandu - Lukla - Ktm
  • Comprehensive first aid box for the trekking.


Cost Exclude:

  • Personal travel insurance
  • Extra day hotel stay in Kathmandu
  • Foods self lunch & dinner in Kathmandu
  • Personal expenses-laundry, telephone, alcoholic beverages, bottled drinks (cold drinks and mineral/hot water)
  • Tips for guide & porter.
  • Extra cost for if in case trek effected by natural calamities
  • Personal trekking equipments for the trek.

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Useful Information

What is Everest Base Camp Trek?
- Everest Base Camp Trek is a popular trekking route in the Everest region of Nepal, leading to the base camp of Mount Everest—the world's highest peak. It offers breathtaking scenery, close-up views of several majestic mountains, and an opportunity to experience the unique Sherpa culture.

How long does the Everest Base Camp Trek take?
- The typical duration for Everest Base Camp Trek is around 12 to 14 days. This includes trekking to the base camp and returning to Lukla, the starting point of the trek. However, the exact duration can vary depending on the itinerary and the trekking agency you choose.

What is the best time to do the Everest Base Camp Trek?
- The best time to undertake the Everest Base Camp Trek is during the pre-monsoon (spring) season from March to May and the post-monsoon (autumn) season from September to November. These periods offer stable weather conditions, clear skies, and moderate temperatures, making them ideal for trekking.

Is previous trekking experience necessary for Everest Base Camp Trek?
- Previous trekking experience is not mandatory for the Everest Base Camp Trek. However, it is beneficial to have a moderate level of fitness and some prior hiking experience to better cope with the challenging terrain and altitude. Regular exercise and preparation can greatly enhance your trekking experience.

What is the altitude of Everest Base Camp?
- Everest Base Camp is situated at an altitude of approximately 5,364 meters (17,598 feet) above sea level. It is the starting point for climbers attempting to summit Mount Everest.

Is altitude sickness a concern during the trek?
- Yes, altitude sickness is a potential risk during the Everest Base Camp Trek. It is essential to acclimatize properly by following a slow and gradual ascent, drinking plenty of fluids, and listening to your body. Trekking agencies often incorporate acclimatization days into their itineraries to minimize the risk of altitude sickness.

Do I need any permits for the Everest Base Camp Trek?
- Yes, you need two permits for the Everest Base Camp Trek: the Sagarmatha National Park Entry Permit and the Khumbu Pasang Lhamu Rural Municipality Permit (also known as the TIMS card). These permits can be obtained through registered trekking agencies in Nepal.

Are there tea houses or lodges available along the trekking route?
- Yes, there are numerous tea houses, lodges, and guesthouses available along the Everest Base Camp Trekking route. These provide basic accommodation, meals, and hot showers. However, it is advisable to carry a sleeping bag and trekking essentials for your comfort.

What should I pack for the Everest Base Camp Trek?
- You should pack essential items such as appropriate clothing (including layers for varying temperatures), sturdy hiking boots, a good quality backpack, a sleeping bag, sunscreen, a hat, sunglasses, a water bottle, toiletries, and a first aid kit. It is recommended to pack light while ensuring you have all the necessary items.

Is it possible to hire a guide and porter for the trek?
- Yes, hiring a guide and porter is a common practice during the Everest Base Camp Trek. A guide can provide valuable assistance with navigation, local knowledge, and safety, while a porter can carry your heavy backpack, allowing you to trek with less load. Hiring them can enhance your trekking experience and reduce physical strain.

Remember that conditions and requirements may change, so it's always advisable to consult with a agency and obtain up-to-date information before embarking on the Everest Base Camp Trek.

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