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Everest Base Camp Trek (14 Days)

Everest Base Camp trek is a very well-known mountain trek; it is the premier goal for many adventurous walkers. The Everest Base Camp trek visits both the base camp and Kala Pathar (5643m), a viewpoint recognized as the best vantage point to see Mount Everest.

Everest Base Camp trek begins in Lukla, the gateway to the Everest region and you start your trek passing through Sherpa villages with well cultivated fields and small villages.

Villages are interspersed with magnificent forests of rhododendron, magnolia and giant firs. In both the early autumn and late spring, the flowers on the trek make it the kind of walk you will remember for a long time.

Namche Bazaar is the Sherpa ‘capital’ from where it is just a few days trek to Thyangboche Monastery. This incredible monastery is set against the backdrop of Ama Dablam, Everest and Lohtse. Next stop is Pheriche and thereafter you arrive in Gorak Shep (5164m) the last stop before Everest base camp.

The ascend to the summit of Kala Pathar (5643m) rewards with brilliant views of Mount Everest and a breathtaking panorama of the world's highest mountains before returning to Pheriche and then on back to Kathmandu..

Trip Highlights

Duration: 14 Days

Type of Trek : Tea House (Lodge) / Camping

Max Altitude: 5545 m.

Minimum Pax: 1 +

Mode of travel:Flight

Grade: Moderate

Trip Map:

  • Outline Itinerary
  • Detailed Itinerary
  • Cost Include/Exclude
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Outline Itinerary

Everest Base Camp Trekking Itinerary

Day 1 Board an early morning flight from Kathmandu to Lukla (2886m.) which will take about 35 minutes. Trek from Lukla to Phakding (2640 m.) takes approximately three hours.  Stay overnight at lodge.

Day 2 Trek from Phakding to Namche Bazaar (3440m.) which will take approximately five hours. Stay overnight at lodge.

Day 3 Rest day at Namche Bazaar (3440 m.) for acclimatization. Stay overnight at lodge.

Day 4 Trek from Namche Bazaar to Tyangboche (3867m.) which will take about five hours. Stay overnight at lodge.

Day 5 Trek from Tyangboche to Dingboche (4260m.) which will take approximately five hours. Stay overnight at lodge.

Day 6 A rest day at Dingboche (4260 m.) for acclimatization. Stay overnight at lodge.

Day 7 Trek from Dingboche to Lobuche (4930m.) which will take about five and half hours. Stay overnight at lodge.

Day 8 Trek from Lobuche to Everest Base Camp (5486m.) via Gorakshep (5180m.) which will take about seven hours. Stay overnight at lodge.

Day 9 Trek from Gorakshep to Kala Patthar (5545m.) and then to Pheriche (4243m.) which will take about six hours. Stay overnight at lodge.

Day 10 Trek from Pheriche to Tyangboche (3867 m.) which will take approximately four hours. Stay overnight at lodge.

Day 11 Trek from Tyangboche to Namche Bazaar (3440 m) which will take about four and half hours. Stay overnight at lodge.

Day 12 Trek from Namche Bazaar to Phakding (2640m.) will take about four hours. Stay overnight at lodge.

Day 13 Trek from Phakding to Lukla (2886m) will take about three hours. Stay overnight in Lukla.

Day 14 Fly from Lukla to Kathmandu which will take about 35 minutes.

Detailed Itinerary

Everest Base Camp Trekking Itinerary

Day 01: After early-morning breakfast, our guide will pick you up from the hotel and drive to the domestic airport terminal.
Receive your boarding pass and fly from Kathmandu to Lukla (2886m.) that takes about 35 minutes. The flight offers you up close views of the Himalayas and romantic landscapes of hills, farms and rivers.

On arrival to Lukla, you will begin 3 hours trek to Phakding (2640 m.). You start your trek from Lukla with a gentle climb up the mountainside on the left bank of the Dudh Koshi River. Mt. Nupla (5885m) which can be seen in the distance is a peak atop the Kongde Ridge. You descend a mountainside path that merges into your route to Everest, with views to a wonderful valley to your right; and Mt. Kusum Kang (6367m.) to the far end. Stay overnight at lodge.

Day 02: Trek from Phakding to Namche Bazaar (3440m.) takes approximately five hours.
Namche Bazaar (3440m) is surrounded on three sides by mountain ranges and faces the Bhote Koshi to the South. Stay overnight at lodge.

Day 03: A day for rest at Namche Bazaar (3440m.) for acclimatization.
It is an ideal place to spend acclimatizing with the high altitude. For acclimatization you walk up to Khumjung where you can visit a monastery. You can also enjoy the splendid views of Everest, Ama Dablam, Thamserku, Nuptse, Lhotse, Tawoche, and Kwangde and so on. Or you can take an hour's walk up to Syangboche (3800m.) where Everest View Hotel is situated above Namche for outstanding views of Everest, Nuptse, Lhotse, Ama Dablam, Thamserku and Kusum Kangaru. Stay overnight at lodge.

Day 04: Trek from Namche Bazaar to Tyangboche (3867m.) takes about five hours.
As you climb through the forested zone, the incline eases and a splendid view appears. You continue climbing the mountainside diagonally until you come to the stone gate built by the lamas which marks your entry into Tyangboche (3860m). Stay overnight at lodge.

Day 05: Trek from Tyangboche to Dingboche (4260m.) takes approximately five hours.
Dingboche is a beautiful patchwork of fields enclosed by stone walls protecting the crops of barley, buckwheat and potatoes from the cold winds and grazing animals. Stay overnight at lodge.

Day 06: Rest day at Dingboche (4260 m.) for acclimatization.
There are some breathtaking views of the North face of Ama Dablam and the Lhotse-Nuptse ridge as you explore this beautiful valley that leads up to Island Peak. The walk is short with a good chance to relax in the afternoon. Another option is to hike up to Chhukum, where you can enjoy the panoramic view of Island peak, Ama Dablam, Makalu, Tawoche peak and others. Stay overnight at lodge.

Day 07: Trek from Dingboche to Lobuche (4930m.) takes about five and half hours.
The onward journey leads north for up to 50-minutes until you come to a Mani-prayer Stupa. The trail follows a downward path to Pheriche village. 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. After two hours walk, the trail from Pheriche joins near Dugla (4595m) before a small wooden bridge over the river of Khumbu glacier. Stay overnight at lodge.

Day 08: Trek from Lobuche to Everest Base Camp (5486m.) via Gorakshep (5180m.) and again back to Gorakshep takes about seven hours.
Trek up the valley following the rocky moraine path, view icy glacial ponds and icebergs down below of the Khumbu glacier. Gorakshep is the location of the original Everest Base Camp with the new camp being further up the valley. Now the trail winds through a rocky path and the Khumbu glacier. The view of Nuptse, Lho-La and Khumbu Tse appears at the front of you. Stay overnight at lodge.

Day 09: Trek from Gorakshep to Kala Patthar (5545m.) and then to Pheriche (4243m.) takes about six hours.
You accomplish an early morning climb to Kala Patthar (5545m.) and enjoy the views of sunrise. From Kala Patthar you can have a panoramic view of Mt. Everest and many other mountain peaks like Mt. Pumori, Mt. Lingtren, Mt. Khumbu Tse, Mt. Nuptse, Mt. Lhotse, Mt. Ama Dablam, Mt. Thamserku and many more peaks. Yaks are normally used as four-legged porters in this area. Stay overnight at lodge.

Day 10: Trek from Pheriche to Tyangboche (3867 m.) takes approximately four hours.
Tyangboche is a small village with the famous Tyanboche monastery offering you splendid views of Ama Dablam, lush green hills and river views.  Stay overnight at lodge.

Day 11: Trek from Tyangboche to Namche Bazaar (3440 m) takes about four and a half hours.
The walk from Tyangboche is mostly downhill on the main busy trail with a few steep climbs for an hour from the bridge at Phungitenga, near to Shanasha. The walk to Namche is very scenic on a long winding path. En route you will visit traditional villages of Khumjung and Khunde. From Khumjung village another 30 minutes walk brings you to the village of Khunde. Stay overnight at lodge.

Day 12: Trek from Namche Bazaar to Phakding (2640m.) takes about four hours.
The trails descend steeply for about one and a half hours. After that, the path has small ups and downs to Phakding via Monjo. Stay overnight at lodge.

Day 13: Trek from Phakding to Lukla (2886m) takes about three hours.
Your final day's trekking follows the Dudh Koshi back down to Lukla. Stay overnight in Lukla.

Day 14: Flight from Lukla to Kathmandu takes 35 minutes.
You take an early morning flight back to Kathmandu.

Cost Include/Exclude

The price includes the following services:

  • Airport pick-up and drop-off services
  • One trekking guide
  • Required porters (One porter carries 25 kgs of luggage for 2 persons)
  • All meals 3 times a day (breakfast, lunch and dinner)
  • Accommodation in lodges during the trek
  • Sleeping bags & down jackets
  • Entry permit for Sagarmatha National Park
  • Trekkers' Information Management System (TIMS) card
  • All land transportation (from hotel to airport and airport to hotel)
  • Flight ticket from Kathmandu to Lukla and return
  • Airport tax at Kathmandu domestic airport and Lukla airport
  • Insurance and equipments for guide and porters
  • First aid kit
  • Rescue assistance (Should any emergency arise during your trek, we will    provide prompt and professional rescue and medical services. For this, it would be better to have your travel insurance that can cover helicopter evacuation and medical treatment cost if required.)
  • One farewell dinner with live cultural performance at authentic Nepali restaurant on last day

The price does not include:

  • Personal nature expenses
  • Drinks, beverages, hot shower, etc.
  • Travel insurance
  • Tips
  • Meals & hotel accommodation in Kathmandu

Note: There are different categories of Hotels in Kathmandu ranging from budget to 5 star hotels. I am happy to arrange your hotel accommodation in Kathmandu as per your interest and budget. Please inform us in advance about the type or category of hotel you would like to stay in.