Everest Base Camp Trek
Everest Base Camp trek is a very well known mountain trek; it is the premier goal for many adventurous walkers. This stunning 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, long time.
Namche Bazaar, the Sherpa ‘capital’ from where we head to the magnificent Thyangboche Monastery. This incredible monastery set against the backdrop of Ama Dablam, Everest and Lohtese. Next stop is Pheriche and then after a few more days you arrive in Gorak Shep the last stop before Everest base camp.
The ascend to the summit of Kala Patar 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.
Duration: 14 Days
Type of Trek : Tea House (Lodge) / Camping
Max Altitude: 5545 m.
Minimum Pax: 1 +
Mode of travel:Flight
- Outline Itinerary
- Detailed Itinerary
- Cost Include/Exclude
- Quick View
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.
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. You will start your trek from Lukla following a gentle elevation towards the mountainside on the left bank of the Dudh Koshi River. You will view Mt. Nupla (5885m) atop the Kongde Ridge at a distance from the opposite bank. You will then descend a mountainside path that merges with your route towards Everest, watching the magnificent Mt. Kusum Kang (6367m.) Stay overnight at lodge.
Day 2: Trek from Phakding to Namche Bazaar (3440m.) which will take approximately five hours. Namche Bazaar (3440m) is a beautiful Himalayan village located on the lap of mountain and at the bank of pristine Bhote Koshi River. Stay overnight at lodge.
Day 3: A rest day at Namche Bazaar (3440m.) for acclimatization. You can have a saunter around the village on this day before heading towards Tyangboche. You can walk up to Khumjung and visit a monastery. You can also enjoy the splendid views of Everest, Ama Dablam, Thamserku, Nuptse, Lhotse, Tawoche, and Kwangde. You may also take an hour's walk up to Syangboche (3800m.) where Everest View Hotel is situated above Namche for an outstanding view of Everest, Nuptse, Lhotse, Ama Dablam, Thamserku and Kusum Kangaru. Stay overnight at lodge.
Day 4: Trek from Namche Bazaar to Tyangboche (3867m.) which will take about five hours. As you incline towards the forested zone you will witness the magnificent views of mountain range. You continue your walk towards the face of the mountain and eventually you will enter Tyangboche (3860m) from the stone gate built by lamas. Stay overnight at lodge.
Day 5: Trek from Tyangboche to Dingboche (4260m.) which will take approximately five hours. Dingboche is a beautifully established village with naturally carved cropping fields enclosed by stone walls for protecting the crops & vegetables from the rage of the wind and grazing animals. Stay overnight at lodge.
Day 6: A rest day at Dingboche (4260 m.) for acclimatization. You can have splendid 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. You can have a short stroll and rest in the afternoon. You can also hike up to Chhukum from where you can enjoy the breathtaking views of Island peak, Ama Dablam, Makalu, Tawoche and many other mountain ranges. Stay overnight at lodge.
Day 7: Trek from Dingboche to Lobuche (4930m.) which will take about five and half hours. Nearly after 50 mins of walk you will reach a Mani-prayer Stupa. From there you will trek downwards to Pheriche village. You will have a chance to see the panoramic views of Mt.Tawache, Ama Dablam and to the north-Pokalde (5741m), Kongma-tse (5820m) and the great wall of Nuptse. Nearly after two hours of long walk, you will merge the walking path near Dugla (4595m) before a small wooden bridge over the river of Khumbu glacier. Stay overnight at lodge.
Day 8: Trek from Lobuche to Everest Base Camp (5486m.) via Gorakshep (5180m.) which will take about seven hours. You will elevate the valley through path formed by glacier debris watching the frozen ponds and icebergs below the Khumbu glacier. Gorakshep is the location of the original Everest Base Camp with the new camp being further up the valley. You will elevate from the rocky path and the Khumbu glacier. The view of Nuptse, Lho-La and Khumbutse appears right before your eyes. Stay overnight at lodge.
Day 9: Trek from Gorakshep to Kala Patthar (5545m.) and then to Pheriche (4243m.) which will take about six hours. You will start climbing towards Kala Patthar (5545m.) early in the morning and enjoy the view of sunrise in the evening upon your reach. From Kala Patthar you can have a close up view of Mt. Everest, Mt. Pumori, Mt. Lingtren, Mt. Khumbutse, Mt. Nuptse, Mt. Lhotse, Mt. Ama Dablam, and Mt. Thamserku along with many other peaks. You can see the yaks in this area. Stay overnight at lodge.
Day 10: Trek from Pheriche to Tyangboche (3867 m.) which will take approximately four hours. Tyangboche is a wonderful human settlement with many monasteries. From this place you can have superb views of Ama Dablam, lush green hills and flowing river. Stay overnight at lodge.
Day 11: Trek from Tyangboche to Namche Bazaar (3440 m) which will take about four and 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 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 minute walk brings you to the village of Khunde. Stay overnight at lodge.
Day 12: Trek from Namche Bazaar to Phakding (2640m.) will take about four hours. You have to walk downhill for nearly 1 and half hours and eventually you will come across small ups and downs on the way to Phakding through Monjo. Stay overnight at lodge.
Day 13: Trek from Phakding to Lukla (2886m) will take about three hours. This will be your final trek walking beside the Dudh Koshi river and eventually back down to Lukla. Stay overnight in Lukla.
Day 14: Fly from Lukla to Kathmandu which will take about 35 minutes. You will board an early morning flight back to Kathmandu.
The price includes the following services:
- Trekking guide(s)
- Porter/s (1 porter can carry up to 25kgs of luggage)
- All meals three times a day (breakfast, lunch and dinner)
- Accommodation in teahouses (lodges) during the trek
- Entry Permit for Sagarmatha (Everest) National Park
- Trekkers' Information Management system (TIMS) card
- All land transportation (from hotel to airport & from airport to hotel)
- Sleeping bag and down jacket if required
- Rescue assistance
- First aid kit
- Necessary insurance for trekking staff
- Flight tickets from Kathmandu to Lukla and Lukla to Kathmandu
- Airport tax at Kathmandu domestic airport and Lukla airport
- Airport pick-up and drop-off services
The price does not include:
- Personal nature expenses
- Drinks, beverages, hot shower, etc.
- Hotel accommodations and meals in Kathmandu
Note: We can arrange hotel accommodation in Kathmandu as per clients' interest and budget
Jomsom Annapurna Base Camp Trek
I have returned from a 14-day trek up to Annnapurna Base camp & then over the Jomsom. The trek went very well & I was extremely pleased with the services provided by the guide, Shiva, and my porter, Surya, It was a fabulous experience & I would highly recommend the team of Nepal Environmental. They were very professional & Knowledgable , as well as knowing how to deal with minor injuries. I hope anyone that chooses a trek - The Annapurna region has a wonderful time as well.
118 Main St
Annapurna Base Camp
The day I arrived to Nepal I was picked up from the airport, comport settaled in right away the company was like a family, great in every way. I highly recommend their service. I chose to take on the Annapurna trek for 12 day the experience was breathtaking, majestic, everything was provided. At time it was strenuous walking but worth every effort. It's great to get away from the city life. As you inbark on a uninterrupted journey by the time you reach base camp. Mother nature has provided the greatest picture ever. You are on top of the world, heaven on earth what a reward. But most of all my greatest gratitude goes towards my guide. We became best of friends between is their was a connection immediate and obvious that he embraces every moment as you would there for we were on the same level from the start.
Sydney NSW Australia
Everest Base Camp
The toughest part of the trip is getting your body used to "squatting". The up and down hiking, for me, was an opportunity to push my body and mental toughness. Sadly due to Monsoon season, I was unable to see Mt. Everest. On the other hand, the goal of the trip was not to see Everest rather to make it to Base Camp. In this regard our trip was very successful. Our guide introduced us to many people that shared plethora & stories of Everest ascents, adventures and travels. K.B.(our guide) was strong, competent and very knowledgeable. He knew the exact heights of every mountain peaks pass and village along our trip. Furthermore he could estimate with tremendous accuracy, the distance and times to the next destination. An overall success and a great experience.
Everest Base Camp
We just arrived back in Kathmandu after a fantastic 3-week trek to Everest Base Camp with our guide Krishna.
The trek itself was pretty tough walking, but very rewarding with seeing many amazing snowy peaks, including a few glimpses of Everest. The lodges + guesthouses we stayed in were good + very friendly.
Krishna, our guide has been a real star throughout our trek. He has been very friendly thoughtful + kind to us throughout. And looked after me when I was sick one day. Although he kept beating us at cards. Thanks to Krishna for helping me to reach Everest Base Camp + fulfill one of my dreams.
Janie Woodward, UK
Poon Hill Trek
We enjoyed the trek to Poon Hill very much. The arrangements were handled in very professional manner and our guide Krishna was excellent. He handled all of the accommodation at the many guesthouses in a low-key and very efficient manner. He also sums to it that that we ordered our meals in advance. He is knowledgeable of the customs of the people in the villages along the way added to our enjoyment. He also provided some historical background. The matter was excellent for our descent to Poon Hill and the scenery was excellent.
220 Back road
Dover UH 03820 USA
Date: 24th 11 2002
Annapurna Jomsom - Beni Trek
We had a wonderful 7-day trek from Jomsom to Beni along the river valley in the Annapurna region. Our guide, Ang Dawa Sherpa, had a comprehensive knowledge of the region, it's history, travel routes a times, mountain characteristics, and alternative options. His English was also superb. The trek route was beautiful with a varied terrain & variety of vegetation, environment settings. The teahouses were very comfortable and clean. We were pleased that we remained perfectly healthy throughout the entire trek. Nepal Environmental Trekking covered all of our needs. Nava, was extremely responsive to all of our questions & concern prior to booking and arriving in Nepal. We were thoroughly pleased & impressed with the services & knowledge of Nepal Environmental Trekking and it's staffs. We would certainly recommend the group and use them again when we return to Nepal.
Mike Gonzales & Carol Jenkins
Everest Base Camp Trek
Trekking with Ramesh Paneru is an absolute delight. His knowledge of Khumbu's trail and peaks is both impressive and reassuring (other guides and porters regularly ask him the way). His nature is kind and generous (he sings and smiles and offers jokes and all jokes at just the right time). And he is as intent on sharing what he can of the Napali culture and politics with trekkers as he is with safety acclimatizing them on their way toward their destination. As for the trek itself, the views from Kala Patthar on a clear morning speak for themselves they are nothing short of brutally magnificient. As for Ramesh I recommend him with great enthusiasm and without reservation, and look forward to returning to Nepal to trek with him again.
New York City
(Everest Base Camp Trek)
Date: 24th11 2002
Annapurna Base Camp Trek
Dear Nepal Environmental Trekking Co.
We would like to express our heartfelt thanks to Nepal Environmental Trekking Co., Mr. Nava Raj , Mr. Ganesh, and especially to the greatest guide around - Dinesh.
We attempted the ABC trek. ……and we have had a great time during the trek, all because Dinesh is a very sensitive guide. he sings to keep our spirits up when we are tired. I don't think words are enough to describe how great a guide he is. We will be back and we will still want Dinesh as our guide.
……We would like to congratulate Nepal Environmental Trekking on a job well done !
Wong Huey Ling
Block 212, Pasir Ris Street 21
# 03-218, Singapore 510212
E-mail : email@example.com
Tok Shon Wee
Block 518 Pasir Ris Street 52
#09-47, Singapore 510518
E-mail : firstname.lastname@example.org
Kanchenjunga Base Camp Trek
Hello potential trekkers,
The purpose of this note is to recommend (highly) the services of Nepal Environmental Trekking (P.) Ltd. My new wife and I went on an almost month-long trek to Kanchenjunga base camps November 2000. Our lead sirdar/sherpa was Ang Kaji Sherpa, and our head cook was Pradeep kumar Karki. It was fabulous….I have literally hundreds of pictures including wild blue mountain goats at Pang Pema, the incredibly old Gompa at Ghunsa, and numerous faces of Nepali villagers we met along the way. The food was tasty and healthy, we never got sick once along the way and were given plenty of water for drinking and washing. Despite a premature and unexpected snowstorm at Sele La Kaji Sherpa led us the way back down to Tseram. Everything was expertly provided for us. They are environmentally conscious. There are no hidden cost along the way (we could have gotten along fine without bringing any money if we did not really need those cokes or beers on the way back). I wish I knew what else to say to convince you. Kanchenjunga is a difficult camping trek and we encountered a number of trekkers along the way who had various problems with their staff or their food. Everybody on our staff (22 including temporary porters) was considerate and great and I'd like to think we've made a couple of real friends. Please feel free to e-mail me directly if you want to verify or further clarify recommendation….I can't say enough about these guys.
Jamie Fox San Franscisco, USA
Langtang Helambu Trek
With this agency we did the Langtang trek and a part of the Helambu area trek. We had a guide and porter ,both very fine people.
The Langtang trek is very nice and had some very spectacular sight. ……………
Ramesh(the guide) and Raj Kumar(the porter) took very good care of us. Not only during the trek but also afterwards.
This agency also helps you with arranging things outside scoop of the trekking. We are very satisfied with the guide service and can highly recommend this agency. If we ever comeback to Nepal we surely arrange the trekking here again.
Nelleke Van Ooigen