The Everest Base Camp Trek is a once in a lifetime experience, that takes you to the heart of the Khumbu region of Nepal. The chance to travel into the depths of the Khumbu region, and touch the highest peak in the world, is certainly an absolute adventure worth embarking upon.

The mighty Everest is called Sagarmatha in the Nepali dialect and Sherpas call it Chomolungma, meaning Goddess Mother of the World. Scaled by thousands every year, the Everest and its entire surrounding mystique are certainly worth trekking into. The Everest Base Camp Trek, which has been specified as a hard trek, tests your patience and stamina and showers you with extreme beauty and thrilling adventure. Upon starting from the busy city of Lukla, the trek offers exotic views of the Everest Range along with the passage through exciting flora and fauna that adorn the trail.

The trek certainly is challenging physically, but emotionally overpowering. The satisfaction of having uncovered the mystique of the mystical Everest Region and the satisfaction of witnessing the spectacle of the highest peak in the world from down below is unparalleled to any. The itinerary has been created so as to acclimatize with the altitude and phase out the possibility of Acute Mountain Sickness. Proper acclimatization and a good physique are the keys to success in this trek.

  1. Day Arrival transfer

    From your respective locations, you will arrive in the capital of Nepal, Kathmandu today. Upon being transferred to the hotel, you can either relish the exquisite Nepali cuisine or stroll around the streets of this throbbing city.

  2. Day Sightseeing around Kathmandu

    The architecturally saturated Kathmandu is home to several UNESCO World Heritage Sites worth exploring. Today, we will be visiting the Kathmandu durbar Square in the morning. In the evening, we will be strolling around the majestic beauty of Patan durbar Square, another World Heritage Site standing tall and proud with his perfect architectural mystique.

  3. Day Fly from Kathmandu to Lukla (2840m) & trek to Phakding (2610m)

    Today, we will be boarding one of the best flights around the world after breakfast. The 35-minute flight ends in an airstrip in the beautiful Lukla (2840m). The trek commences today and we will start off from Lukla to reach Phakding (2610m). Approximately 3 hours walk.

  4. Day Trek from Phakding to Namche (3440m)

    Namche Bazaar (3440m) is rightly called the entry point to the Everest. The Sherpa village offers views of the Everest and Lhotse and is equipped with all kinds of urban requirements like cafes, the internet, and proper lodges. Trekking equipment too can be found here. We reach Namche Bazaar through Jorsale. Approximately 6 hours walk.

  5. Day Acclimatization day in Namche (3440m)

    Acclimatization is necessary to eliminate the risk of Acute Mountain Sickness as we have reached an altitude of 3000 meters today. We can hike to the Thamo (3700m), a sherpa village with nunery and return back to Namche. Approx. 3-4 hrs. walk. We can also explore the museum in the national park headquarters. We will also visit the Everest Viewpoint and the afternoon is free for visiting the local market.

  6. Day Trek from Namche to Tengboche (3867m)

    With superb mountain views greeting you all along, it is time to pass through Phunki Tenga into the village of Tengboche (3867m). Tengboche is home to the famous Tengboche monastery which offers exclusive sunrise and sunset views with glimpses of the mighty snow-capped peaks all around. Approximately 6 hours of the walk is required.

  7. Day Trek from Tengboche to Dingboche (4110m)

    We will pass through the Khumbu Valley and then after crossing the Imja Khola, into the Imja Valley in order to reach the settlement of Dingboche (4110m). Dingboche is a summer settlement. This day requires a 7 hour walking time approximately.

  8. Day Acclimatization at Dingboche

    To eliminate the possibility of AMS, we acclimatize on Dingboche by climbing up the Nangkartshang peak. The peak offers exclusive views of Ama Dablam, Cholatse, Makalu, and Lhotse.

  9. Day Trek from Dingboche to Lobuche (4110m)

    This day comes to an end in the tiny hamlet with a few numbers of teahouses, in Lobuche (4110m). the trail firstly starts off steeply out of Dingboche, through Dugla, ChukpiLari and finally to Lobuche amidst the glistening views of the sunset over Nuptse. The trek takes approximately 6 hours.

  10. Day Trek from Lobuche to Everest Base Camp (4260m) & return to Gorak Shep (5184m)

    Today is the day we had been waiting for. We will finally be reaching the Base Camp of the mighty Everest (4260m). an undulating path through the Khumbu Glacier and GorakShep will take us to the Everest Base Camp. After witnessing the close-up views of the Khumbu Icefall, we return back to Gorakshep to spend the night. This day is a long one with approximately 10-12 hours of walk.

  11. Day Hike to & Kalapattar (5545m) & trek from Gorakshep to Periche (4280m)

    Today, we will climb Kalapattar from Gorakshep to witness the extraordinary views of the Everest and the Khumbu Glacier. After descending down from this “Black Rock” we will continue down to a lower altitude to Pheriche. Approximately 10 to 11 hours of the walk will be required today.

  12. Day Trek from Periche to Leushayasa (3790m)

    Today, crossing a small bridge will bring us back to the main Imja Khola Valley. From here we will retrace our path back to the settlement of Pangboche and to the village of Devoche. From here, we will walk to Tengboche and move forward to finally end our day and spend the night in Leushayasa (3790m). Approximately 6 hours of walk.

  13. Day Trek from Leushayasa (3790m) to Monzo (2840m)

    Though an undulating path, we pass through Namche Bazaar by witnessing the beautiful trail high above the roaring DudhKoshi. From here, we descend further downwards to Monzo where we spend the night. Approximately 6 hours of walking time.

  14. Day Trek from Monzo-Lukla (2840m)

    We will retrace our steps back to Chaunrikhara and climb into the airstrip in Lukla. Approximately 5 hours of walking time will be required.

  15. Day Fly from Lukla to Kathmandu (1300m)

    We will fly from Lukla to Kathmandu which takes about 35 minutes. Upon return, we can spend the rest of the day relaxing in our hotel and relishing the exquisite Nepali cuisine.

  16. Day Free day in Kathmandu

    With our tiring muscles and with the memories of the adventure, this day can be spent strolling around the bustling streets of the warm and welcoming Kathmandu. We can visit Boudhanath, Pashupati and Bhaktapur Durbar Square today. You can also buy souvenirs for your loved ones back home.

  17. Day Depart transfer

    Today, with hearts delighted over the experience of the past two weeks and our bodies ready for another adventure in Nepal, we depart back to our homelands.

  • Day Arrival transfer

    Today you will arrive at the Tribhuvan International Airport, the only international airport in Nepal. A representative will meet you and after welcome, you will be transferred to the hotel. You will have the entire afternoon to yourself today. You can relax in the hotel and relish the exquisite cuisine that Nepal is so famous for. Another option is to stroll around the streets to observe the throbbing nightlife of Kathmandu.

    • No meals included
    • Overnight at hotel in Kathmandu
  • Day Sightseeing around Kathmandu

    Today, the day will be spent in sightseeing around the architectural haven of Nepal. Kathmandu is home to several UNESCO World Heritage sites. Despite the earthquake that shook the nation on April 2015, the UNESCO World Heritage Sites have managed to maintain all their valor and glory. 

    After breakfast, there will firstly be a briefing about the trek that will start off from the very next day. After this, we will move towards the Kathmandu durbar Square. We will pass along the spice market of Ason. With the old temples and palaces, the Kathmandu durbar Square is an epitome of religious and cultural life of the people of Nepal. The Durbar Square is where the kings of Nepal were solemnized and crowned. The interesting areas worth visiting are the Kalbhairav statue, Basantapur Durbar as well as the Temple pod Kumari. Kumari is the only living goddess in the World.

    After lunch, we will be transferred to Patan Durbar Square, yet another epitome of architectural spectacle. Situated in the center of the Patan City, the Durbar Square is a species of Newari architecture. The major contrary like the Mulchowk, SundariChowk, and Keshav Narayan Chowk houses the interesting architectural spectacles including the likes of the Golden Temple of Hiranya Varna as well as the Krishna Mandir.

    • Breakfast included
    • Overnight at hotel in Kathmandu
  • Day Fly from Kathmandu to Lukla (2840m) & trek to Phakding (2610m)

    Today, we will board an early morning flight to Lukla. This flight has been regarded to be one fo the most beautiful and exhilarating flights in Nepal and probably in the world. The approximately 35 minutes of flight offers spectacular views of the mountain peaks like Gauri Shankar, Numbur as well as Melungtse. After meeting the Sherpa crew in Lukla, we will descend downloads to the Phakding (2610m) village.

    If the flight to Lukla is not delayed, there will also be the opportunity to visit the Lukla monastery as well as the Thanka painting School situated alongside it. After lunch in Lukla, we head towards a northwest descending path to Choplung (2700m). following the Dud Koshi Valley, we head towards the village of Ghat and finally end out day in the village of Phakding.

    Adverse weather conditions and other factors can cause cancellation of the flight or delays. The itinerary should be adjusted to suit our needs in such a condition. Approximately 3 hours walk.

    • Breakfast, lunch & dinner included
    • Overnight at local teahouse
  • Day Trek from Phakding to Namche (3440m)

    Today, we will board an early morning flight to Lukla. This flight has been regarded to be one fo the most beautiful and exhilarating flights in Nepal and probably in the world. The approximately 35 minutes of flight offers spectacular views of the mountain peaks like Gauri Shankar, Numbur as well as Melungtse. After meeting the Sherpa crew in Lukla, we will descend downloads to the Phakding (2610m) village.

    If the flight to Lukla is not delayed, there will also be the opportunity to visit the Lukla monastery as well as the Thanka painting School situated alongside it. After lunch in Lukla, we head towards a northwest descending path to Choplung (2700m). following the Dud Koshi Valley, we head towards the village of Ghat and finally end out day in the village of Phakding.

    Adverse weather conditions and other factors can cause cancellation of the flight or delays. The itinerary should be adjusted to suit our needs in such a condition. Approximately 3 hours walk.

    • Breakfast, lunch & dinner included
    • Overnight at local teahouse
  • Day Acclimatization day in Namche (3440m)

    To eliminate the risk of Altitude sickness it is mandatory to separate one day for acclimatization at this point. Rather than resting around in the lodge today, it is best to hike to the Thamo village (3700m).

    We will firstly climb out from Namche to the monastery and follow along the route of local community forest towards the Thamo village. After visiting local nunery, we will retrace back to Namche. Approximately 3-4 hours of walk. 

    You can also visit the Everest view point and Sherpa musuem if time permits. The afternoon is free for visiting the local market.

    • Breakfast, lunch & dinner included
    • Overnight at local teahouse
  • Day Trek from Namche to Tengboche (3867m)

    From the heartland of the Sherpa’s, the Namche Bazaar we will descend downwards at the start of the trek today. We will cross Trashinga village, then the settlement of Phunki Tenga (3250) and pass through a forested area to Tengboche (3867m). The trek today will be a short one and we will reach Tengboche by lunch time, it is absolutely important not to overdo with the altitude and carry out the trek slow and steadily. . Tengboche is certainly one of the finest viewpoints in the Everest region and offers exclusive views of the mountain peaks soaring high above us.

    After lunch, we visit the Tengboche Monastery which is the major attraction of this region. The monastery, which had been seriously damaged by a fire in the year 1989, has been rebuilt back to its former glory. The Gompa of the monastery was built in the year 1916. After an earthquake hit the Everest region on 1934, it was destroyed and then rebuilt, only to fall into the hands of fire on 1989. The new gompa of the monastery, which was finished in 1994, has stood tall ever since. There is a cultural center as well as a library in the monastery, which houses 30 young monks. We will also be visiting the Eco center there. Eco-shelter is home to several varieties of green tea which you can be bought by foreigners. The sunset views from the monastery, over the tall mountains, are a sight to be cherished. This day comes to an end with dinner at a teahouse in Tengboche, where we will be spending the night. Approximately 6 hours of walking time is required

    • Breakfast, lunch & dinner included
    • Overnight at local teahouse
  • Day Trek from Tengboche to Dingboche (4110m)

    Today, we descend downwards to the Imja Khola. Before coming across the Imja Khola, we will pass through lush meadows and beautiful rhododendron forests along the way. Upon crossing the Buddhist nunnery present in Deboche, we will continue downwards to the Imja Khola.

    We then move upwards from the north bank of the ImjaKhola. Upon being greeted with the spectacular views of the mighty Ama Dablam, we will climb upwards to Pangboche (3860m). Time will allow us to visit the Pangboche monastery, after which we will cross the confluence of the Imja Khola and the Khumbu River through a wooden bridge. The path now passes through the settlement of Somare. The day ends as we climb up a steep slope up to Dingboche (4410m). Dingboche is a summer settlement, which is surrounded by the views of the exotic mountain peaks. The approximate walking time is 7 hours.

    • Breakfast, lunch & dinner included
    • Overnight at local teahouse
  • Day Acclimatization at Dingboche

    This day will be used for acclimatization, not by resting around the teahouse but by exploring the nearby locations. We can walk up the Imja Khola valley into Bibre (5060m). From here, a walk will bring us to several yak huts situated in Chhukhung. This place offers the best views of the east face of Ama Dablam, Lhotse, and Nuptse.

    Another hiking option is to walk up north. The path takes us along the valley side and into the Nangkatshang Gompa. The Gompa is now ruined, but this spot is the best for the exclusive views of the Makalu, Lhotse, Ama Dablam and Tawoche. You can also climb the Nangkartshang peak which offers even more close up views of these mighty peaks. Approximate 6 hours of walk.

    • Breakfast, lunch & dinner included
    • Overnight at local teahouse
  • Day Trek from Dingboche to Lobuche (4110m)

    Today, the trail follows a steep path out of Dingboche. We are well above the treeline today. We will walk past a Chhorten. Upon reaching Dusa, we descend downwards to a small stream at the height of 4580m. upon crossing the stream and walking upwards, we will reach the settlement of Dugla where we can rest for some time. Dugla is situated at the end of the moraine of the Khumbu Glacier. After this, we will continue further up to a ridge called the ChukpoLari, which comprises of the memorials of the Sherpas who have been killed on the expeditions to the highest peak in the world, the Everest. From this point, we will be witnessing the panorama of the peaks lying tall and strong on the Nepal-Tibet border.

    After this point, the trek becomes a little easier as we follow along the valley to finally reach the tiny hamlet of Lobuche (4110m). Lobuche is home to only a few teahouses and is the best point to witness the sunset views on Nuptse. Approximately 6 hours of walk.

    • Breakfast, lunch & dinner included
    • Overnight at local teahouse
  • Day Trek from Lobuche to Everest Base Camp (4260m) & return to Gorak Shep (5184m)

    This morning will start early and this certainly is a long awaited, yet a hard day. The trek starts with a gentle upward trail, followed by a steep ascent, which is an undulating one with some steep sections along the way. We are now on the lateral moraine of the famous Khumbu Icefall and hence the trail is rocky in some places.  We will follow the Khumbu Glacier to Gorakshep (5184m). We will check into our lodge here. Gorakshep is where the trail separates into two portions, one leads to Kalapatthar while the other path moves towards the Everest Base Camp.

    We will take the path to the Everest Base Camp, after carrying some snacks to eat while on the EBC. We start off with a sandy flat land and then climb steeply up to the lateral moraine of the Khumbu Glacier. The trail ascends through the side of the glacier for quite some time before finally ascending down into the glacial moraine. The undulating up and down the path, through fascinating ice figures, will finally take us to the Base Camp of the highest peak in the world. In the spring season, we might even come across people on their way to scale the Everest and some people who are on their way back.

    The Everest Base Camp offers the extremely beautiful views of the Khumbu Ice Fall along with the panorama of several mountains of the region. With our minds amazed at the miraculous big blocks of ice, before us and the beautiful Nuptse towering above us, this moment is certainly a one to remember for a lifetime. Pumori rears up behind the Everest Base Camp. We click as many photos as we want here, before retracting our steps back to our lodge in Gorakshep. Approximately 10-12 hours of walk.

    • Breakfast, lunch & dinner included
    • Overnight at local teahouse
  • Day Hike to & Kalapattar (5545m) & trek from Gorakshep to Periche (4280m)

    This is another hard day as we will move into climbing the small peak of Kala Patthar (5545m) or the Black Rock which stands true to its name. the day starts off with a steep climb above Gorakshep. On a clear day, Kalapattar offers the exclusive view of the panoramic mountain peaks like the Nuptse, Ama Dablam, Kangtenga, Lhotse, Pumori, Tawache, Thamserku all around us. Also included are the views of the beautiful Khumbu Icefall and the various Base Camps of the Everest Expeditions. The best view of them all is the view of the highest peak in the world, the Everest. After this fabulous view embedded in memory, we retrace our steps back to Gorakshep.

    After reaching Gorakshep, we will retrace the path back to Lobuche where we will stop for lunch. After this, we will continue down the Imja Khola valley to the lower altitude of Pheriche. It is absolutely important to consider the condition of the group and its members during Day 10 and 11 as these are the most difficult days of the trek. The order of tackle of the trail might change depending upon the persistent conditions. Approximately 10 to 11 hours of walk will be required today.

    • Breakfast, lunch & dinner included
    • Overnight at local teahouse
  • Day Trek from Periche to Leushayasa (3790m)

    Today, we start off by descending down through Pheriche, into a small bridge. After a short climb, we will again descend downwards to the main Imja Khola Valley. From here, we will be following the path through alpine meadow landscapes into the Pangboche.

    From here, the trail moves downhill. After dropping down into the roaring river, the trail will now take us to the peaceful and beautiful forests of rhododendron. We will finally reach the village of Devoche, from where we will climb back to Tengboche for lunch. After witnessing the spectacular views of the mountain peaks high above us, we will move further downwards to the Phunki Tenga. After this, a short walk will bring us to Leushayasa (3790m) where we spend the night in a lodge. Approximately 6 hours of walk.

    • Breakfast, lunch & dinner included
    • Overnight at local teahouse
  • Day Trek from Leushayasa (3790m) to Monzo (2840m)

    This trail from Leushayasa to Monzo is different from the one we used to climb up to the Everest Base Camp. The undulating up and down path of the trail descends downwards from Leushayasa and joined the main trail upon reaching the Namche Bazaar. To explore the beautiful Namche Bazaar, we will follow the contours of the valley and head down to Jorsale. From Jorsale, we will finally exit from the Sagarmatha National Park and leave behind the glorious views of the region. We move along to end the day in a small settlement of Monzo. Approximately 6 hours of walking time.

    • Breakfast, lunch & dinner included
    • Overnight at local teahouse
  • Day Trek from Monzo-Lukla (2840m)

    This day marks the end of the trek. Today, we will descend downwards along the banks of the roaring Dudh Koshi. The path takes us back to Chaunrikharkha. After a final ascent, we will reach the plateau of Lukla. If possible, we can make an excursion to a small monastery above the river to soothe our senses. We will reach the airstrip of Lukla and spend the night in a nearby lodge. Approximately 5 hours of walk.

    • Breakfast, lunch & dinner included
    • Overnight at local teahouse
  • Day Fly from Lukla to Kathmandu (1300m)

    The trekking crew will help you transfer your luggage to the Lukla airport in the early morning. After breakfast, you will be leaving behind the spectacles of the Everest Region and returning back to where it all started the capital of Nepal, Kathmandu. The return flight is equally exciting as the incoming flight to Lukla. With memories of the trek fresh and with the views of the Everest that we touched far away from us, wee bid farewell to the exotic views of the snowcapped peaks behind us. The 35 minutes flight to Kathmandu can be followed by resting in the vicinity of the hotel or exploring the nightlife of the elite Nepalese of Kathmandu. 

    • Breakfast included
    • Overnight at hotel in Kathmandu
  • Day Free day in Kathmandu

    Today, we will be offered the chance to carry put optional sightseeing in the architecturally beautiful Kathmandu.

    Pashupatinath Temple is a UNESCO World Heritage Site which is known for being one of the most sacred temples for Hindus. The pagoda styled houses, sacred linga, and the devotees bathing in the holy Bagmati River are sights worth exploring. The temple’s history dates back to 400 AD and the temple still stands as tall as the faith of the Hindus for this temple.

    Another sightseeing location is Boudhanath, which is also known as the Little Tibet. This UNESCO World Heritage Site is one among the largest Stupas in South Asia. With the thirty six-meter long figure standing above, you will surely get mesmerized with the serenity offered by the place.

    Bhaktapur Durbar Square another UNESCO World Heritage site situated in the city of Bhaktapur. The Durbar Square, with all of its retained architectural beauty and hand woven designs are all worth exploring. After this, you will be transferred back to the hotel in Kathmandu. Buy souvenirs for loved ones back home, or just relax in the ambience of the beautiful Kathmandu City.

    • Breakfast included
    • Overnight at hotel in Kathmandu
  • Day Depart transfer

    Today, with hearts delighted over the experience of the past two weeks and our bodies ready for another adventure in Nepal, we depart back to our homelands. It is to be noted that the airport reporting time is 3 hours before the international flight’s time.

    • Breakfast included

Trip Info

  • Accommodation & meals

    • Pre and post trek three star hotel accommodations in Kathmandu.  

    • 04 nights at three star hotel in Kathmandu on twin sharing basis

    • 12 nights’ accommodation in the local teahouses on twin sharing basis during the trek

    • Breakfast, lunch & dinner provided during the trek period.

    • Only breakfast will be provided in Kathmandu.

  • What's included

    • Kathmandu-Lukla-Kathmandu Airfare including airport taxes
    • All monument entrance fees as per the itinerary
    • One English speaking trek guide & assistant guides depending on the group size
    • English speaking city guide for sightseeing in Kathmandu
    • One porter or pack animals for each two clients
    • Everest National Park fee & TIMS card fee
    • First Aid Kit
    • All Govt. taxes including service charges
  • What's not included

    • Emergency evacuation fee
    • International airfare
    • Personal Insurance
    • Personal expenses (Alcoholic beverages, bottled drinks, telephone calls, laundry etc)
    • Visa fee
    • Any services not mentioned in the itinerary
  • Transportation

    All transfers will be conducted on a private vehicle.

  • Visa & documentation

    A visa for Nepal can be obtained on arrival at the Tribhuvan International Airport, Kathmandu and at border entry points in Kakadvitta, Birgunj, Bhairahawa, Nepalgunj, Gaddachowki on the Nepal-India border and Kodari on the Nepal-China border.

    Outside of Nepal, A visa can also be obtained at the nearest Nepal Embassy or Diplomatic Mission. To renew a Visa you can go to the Department of Immigration, Kalikasthan, Kathmandu.

    Your passport must be valid for at least six months and you will need a blank page on your passport for visa.

    Visa Facility   Duration    Fee

    Multiple entry   15 days      US$ 25 or equivalent convertible currency

    Multiple entry   30 days      US$ 40 or equivalent convertible currency

    Multiple entry   90 days      US$ 100 or equivalent convertible currency

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