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The Everest Base Camp Trek is one of the best trekking adventures in the world. Taking place in the Khumbu region of Nepal, the trek is a beautiful journey through the Dudh Koshi and the Imja river valleys. Home of Mount Everest, the tallest mountain peak in the world, Khumbu is one of the most-visited regions in the country. Throughout the trip, you are presented with mesmerizing views of the Everest peaks paired with fantastic alpine landscapes and a rich ethnic Sherpa cultural presence.
As such, the Everest Base Camp Trek begins with a short flight from Kathmandu to Lukla. The trekking trail then winds along the river valleys and branches up and down hillocks of pine, juniper, and rhododendrons until finally concluding at the base camp of the world's highest Himalaya.
The journey is filled with many attributes of the region, like the Himalayan town of Namche Bazaar, the Tengboche Monastery, the vantage point of Kalapatthar, and many ethnic villages and settlements scattered throughout the sites. The Sherpa culture and their opulence are also present throughout the journey, manifesting in the form of chortens, stupas, gumbas and prayer wheels embedded into the walls. Mani stones carved with prayers and colorful prayer flags also uplift the cultural ambiance along the journey.
Likewise, the terrain is also ornamented with amazing natural facets, from alpine woods of the Sagarmatha National Park, terrace farms of potatoes and barley, river-drained foothills, hillocks, and hamlets of rhododendrons and the Himalayan tapestry that decorates the skyline at each step of the journey. The trip is also filled with breath-taking environments where the woods are home to many elusive and endangered species of wildlife.
The Everest Base Camp Trek is a moderate trekking journey that does not require any previous trekking experience to undergo. It is a trip that rewards trekkers with absolutely unforgettable Himalayas the likes of which are hard to come by anywhere else on earth.
Moreover, you will always be in the company of our trusted and professional guide throughout the trip. Similarly, you will also be presented with the best available services from us all along the trip, from accommodation and meals to guidance and transportation.
Thus, don't miss out on this wonderful opportunity for a trip of a lifetime! You may contact us at any time as well, we are available 24/7. Book your trip with us today!
Outline ItineraryDay 01: Arrival at Kathmandu (1,300m/4,264 ft.)
Day 02: Sightseeing around Kathmandu Valley and Trek preparation (1,300m/4,264 ft.)
Day 03: Fly to Lukla and head to Phakding (2,651m/8,700ft) 3-4 hours
Day 04: Phakding to Namche Bazaar (3,438m/11,280ft) 5-6 hours
Day 05: Acclimatization at Namche Bazaar (3,440m/11,284ft)
Day 06: Namche Bazaar to Tengboche (3,870/12,694ft) 4-5 hours
Day 07: Tengboche to Dingboche (4,360/14,300ft) 5-6 hours
Day 08: Acclimatization at Dingboche (4,360/14,300ft)
Day 09: Dingboche to Lobuche (4,940m/16,207ft) 4-5 hours
Day 10: Gorekshep -Everest Base Camp (5,364m/17,594ft)- Gorekshep (5,164m/16,940ft) 8-9 hours
Day 11: Hike to Kalapatthar (5,545m/18,192ft) and trek to Pheriche (4,288m/14,070ft) 8-9 hours
Day 12: Pheriche to Khumjung 6-7 hours
Day 13: Khumjung to Monjo
Day 14: Monjo to Lukla
Day 15: Fly to Kathmandu
Day 16: Departure day
- 1 hour trekkers massage / Yoga after the trip completion.
- 3 star accommodations in Kathmandu
- A porter and his entire expenses.
- Airport pickup and drop facility.
- All monument entrance fees.
- All necessary paperwork and trekking permits (National Park Permit, TIMS)
- Breakfast,Lunch and dinner during the trek.
- Company duffel bag, t-shirt, and trekking map.
- Down jackets and sleeping bags (provided upon request).
- First aid medical kit
- Fresh seasonal fruits after the dinner (while on the trek).
- Full day guided city tour in Kathmandu (Day 2) by a private vehicle.
- Insurance of guide and porter.
- Kathmandu-Lukla-Kathmandu flight tickets
- Licensed, experienced and English speaking trekking guide
- Lodge expenses during the trek.
- Welcome and farewell dinner at one of the finest Nepalese Restaurant with traditional ethnic music and dance.
- Airfare for international flights.
- Cost for additional trips.
- Extra night accommodations in case of early arrival, late departure, and early return from the trip(due to any reason) than the scheduled itinerary
- Meals in the city except for breakfast and other mentioned special dinner.
- Nepal arrival visa.
- Personal expenses (phone calls, laundry, bar bills, battery recharge, extra porters, bottle or boiled water, shower, etc.)
- Services not specifically stated in the itinerary
- Tipping to staffs (as an appreciation).
- Travel insurance which covers emergency rescue and evacuation.
- Day 1
- Day 2
- Day 3
- Day 4
- Day 5
- Day 6
- Day 7
- Day 8
- Day 9
- Day 10
- Day 11
- Day 12
- Day 13
- Day 14
- Day 15
- Day 15
Arrival at Kathmandu (1,300m/4,264 ft.)
You may arrive at Kathmandu at any time. When you land, you will be greeted by one of our airport representatives. He will help you get transferred to your Hotel. Overnight stay at the Hotel in Kathmandu.
Sightseeing around Kathmandu Valley and Trek preparation (1,300m/4,264 ft.)
This day is reserved for a sightseeing tour around Kathmandu. You will visit the city's major UNESCO World Heritage Sites, which include the Pashupatinath Temple, the Bouddhanath Stupa, the Swayambhunath Stupa, and the Kathmandu Durbar Square. Each of the sites presents amazing artwork like woodcraft, stone statues, and metal carvings. After the tour, you will be dropped back to your Hotel. Overnights stay at the Hotel in Kathmandu.
Fly to Lukla and head to Phakding (2,651m/8,700ft) 3-4 hours
You will be transferred to the airport for your flight to Lukla. The short flight to Lukla is quite exciting. You can get good views of the mountain peaks from the plane. From Lukla, you will then begin your relatively short trek to Phakding, passing through the hills. Overnight stay at the guesthouse at Phakding.
Phakding to Namche Bazaar (3,438m/11,280ft) 5-6 hours
Today, you will have a comparatively long trekking journey from Phakding. You will follow the pathway towards the Dudh Koshi River and then wind along the woods until you reach Monjo, which is where you will enter the Sagarmatha National Park. From there, you will then trek under the baldachin of the pine and cedar woods towards Namche Bazaar. Overnight stay at the guesthouse at Namche Bazaar.
Acclimatization at Namche Bazaar (3,440m/11,284ft)
This day is reserved for acclimatization. Namche presents good views of the Everest peaks, like the Ama Dablam, the Thamserku, and the Kongdi RI among many others. You can visit the village's Sherpa Culture Museum and the Everest Photo Gallery. You can also visit the Syangboche Airstrip and the Everest View Hotel. At each step of the way, you will get a good view of the Everest peaks. Overnight stay at the guesthouse at Namche Bazaar.
Namche Bazaar to Tengboche (3,870/12,694ft) 4-5 hours
From Namche, you will follow the terrain down towards the Imja River and then follow the valley's deep woodlands and pastures towards Tengboche. The village is situated at the confluence of the Imja and Dudh Koshi Rivers and presents tantalizing views of the Ama Dablam Peak. You can also visit the monastery once you reach the village and offer prayers at the monastery hall lit with butter lamps and filled with the aroma of incense sticks. Overnight stay at the guesthouse at Tengboche.
Tengboche to Dingboche (4,360m/14,300ft) 5-6 hours
Following the branching pathways, you will trek down the valley and up hillocks once again, crossing the river via suspension bridges to reach Dingboche, the summer valley of Khumbu. Along the way, you can amazing views of the mountain peaks, especially bright against the emerald landscape. Overnight stay at the guesthouse at Dingboche.
Acclimatization at Dingboche (4,360m/14,300ft)
This day is reserved for acclimatization. You can spend the day relaxing at Dingboche or choose to visit the vantage point of Nangkar Tshang. The climb up the vantage point is rather challenging, but the view from the top is definitely worth the effort. Nangkar Tshang presents breathtaking views of the Everest massif as well as of the sprawling Imja river valley below. Overnight stay at the guesthouse at Dingboche.
Dingboche to Lobuche (4,940m/16,207ft) 4-5 hours
Today's trek is relatively uphill where you will steadily gain elevation. Passing through the woods and the pastures laden with yaks and occasional Herder's Huts with chortens and Gumbas with fluttering prayer flags, you will reach Lobuche, a village surrounded by tall peaks. Along the way, you can get good views of peaks like Everest, Lobuche, Nuptse, Lhotse, the Ama Dablam as well as many other neighboring Himalayas. Overnight stay at the guesthouse at Lobuche.
Gorekshep -Everest Base Camp (5,364m/17,594ft)- Gorekshep (5,164m/16,940ft) 8-9 hours
From Lobuche, you will follow the well-trodden pathway that is starting to get a bit moist with snow. Trekking past the rock-strewn oblique, you will make your way uphill towards Gorekshep. It used to be the base camp before the location of the base camp was moved further up. It is a sparsely populated little settlement from where a few kilometers ahead lays the Everest Base Camp. From Gorekshep, you will make your way to the base camp, following the Khumbu Glacier Moraine. Upon reaching the base camp, you can see the Khumbu Icefall as well as the Khumbu Glacier. After taking in the views at the base camp, you will then trek back down to Gorekshep. Overnight stay at the guesthouse at Gorekshep.
Hike to Kalapatthar (5,545m/18,192ft) and trek to Pheriche (4,288m/14,070ft) 8-9 hours
Early in the morning, you will trek towards the vantage point of Kalapatthar from where you can enjoy panoramic views of the entire Mount Everest massif. The sunrise view amidst the mountain peaks from Kalapatthar is utterly gorgeous. After the vantage point, you will then make your way back down to Pheriche, following the same pathway as you did before. The climb back down is fairly easier than the upward trek. Overnight stay at the guesthouse at Pheriche.
Pheriche to Khumjung 6-7 hours
From Pheriche, you will have a pleasant trek towards Khumjung, passing by the woodlands once again and crossing rivers via suspension bridges. The landscape is very beautiful and you will also be passing by many mule and yak caravans. Finally, you will reach Khumjung, a small village that presents good views of the Everest peaks from the village-square. Overnight stay at the guesthouse at Khumjung.
Khumjung to Monjo
Following the woodlands once again, you will come through many clearings and ravines as you trek back towards Monjo. When you reach Monjo, you will be exiting the Sagarmatha National Park. Overnight stay at the guesthouse at Monjo.
Monjo to Lukla
Bidding the Himalayan foothills goodbye, you will wind your way back to Lukla once again, passing by Phakding. It is a relatively flat-leveled trail, mostly downhill. Overnight stay at the guesthouse at Lukla.
Fly to Kathmandu
From Lukla, you will bid the Everest, mountains goodbye for the last time and have a flight back to the city. Upon reaching Kathmandu, you will be transferred back to your Hotel. Overnight stay at the Hotel in Kathmandu.
Approximately three hours before your scheduled flight, you will be transferred to the airport for your departure.