Everest Base Camp Trek

14 Days

Enjoy an exciting journey across the Khumbu region’s trails with the stunning vistas of mountain peaks and the world’s highest peak, Mt. Everest.

The Everest Base Camp trek combines the convenience of well-maintained paths with the raw beauty of the Himalayas. The Everest region, located in the lap of the mighty Himalayas, is recognized for its beautiful scenery and welcoming Sherpa people. This trek introduces you to the world’s highest peak as well as the culture and traditions of Nepal.

The 14-day Everest Base Camp trek will take you to a height of roughly 5,364 meters. It provides panoramic views of many 8,000-meter-high summits. You can witness the incredible view of Pumori, Lhotse, Nuptse, Lobuche, and other peaks, as well as the iconic Mt Everest itself.

The EBC trek journey begins with a breathtaking 35-minute flight from Kathmandu to Lukla in the month of (January, February, June, July, August, September, and December) or a 20 minutes flight from Manthali/Ramechhap to Lukla including a 5 to 6 hours drive from Kathmandu to Manthali in March, April, May, October, and November.

The Mount Everest Base Camp trek begins and ends in Lukla. The journey starts along the Dudh Koshi River’s bank, passing through the Sagarmatha National Park on the way to Namche Bazaar. Namche is the main trading point in the Everest region, popularly known as an acclimatization destination.

The walk is challenging, but the beautiful scenery of verdant forests, farmland, hills, and mountains will inspire you to keep going. We will depart Namche Bazaar after a day of acclimatization and continue our trek to Tengboche.

Upon arriving, we visit the renowned Tengboche Monastery. We will continue our walk to Dingboche and eventually to Lobuche from here. During the hike, you will be able to see Lhotse, Nuptse, Makalu, Cho Oyu, Ama Dablam, and many more peaks.

Continuing the journey, we hike to Gorak Shep and walk alongside the Khumbu Glacier until we reach mount Everest base camp. The Khumbu Glacier, the world’s deepest glacier, can also be seen from the Everest base camp. We then return to Gorak Shep to spend the night.

The following day, we hike up Kala Patthar, where we can see the sunrise over Mt. Everest and other peaks. After observing the scenery for a while, we return to Gorak Shep before descending to Pheriche Village.

We retrace our steps to Tengboche, passing through the lush forests of rhododendron and juniper, and continue to Namche. Once in Lukla, a flight back to Kathmandu concludes the EBC trek in Nepal.

EBC Trek Highlights

  • Embark on a journey to the base of mighty Mt. Everest – Everest Base Camp.
  • Captivating aerial views of the Himalayas en route to Lukla.
  • Experience the wilderness of Sagarmatha National Park.
  • Namche Bazaar is an entrance and a cultural hub to the Everest region.
  • Immerse in the lively culture and tradition of the Sherpa community.
  • Great perspectives of the mountain range from the highest-placed hotel – Hotel Everest View.
  • The serene atmosphere inside charming Tengboche Monastery.
  • Get a glimpse of the Khumbu glacier and Khumbu icefall.
  • Picturesque trek to Kala Patthar (5,555 m) and Nangkart shang Peak (5,083 m).
  • Spectacular views of Mt. Everest, Ama Dablam, Lhotse, Nuptse, Thamserku, Cho Oyu, and many mor

Encounter with Sherpa Couture

  • Stunning Mountain Views

Everest Base Camp Trek Itinerary

We will greet you at the Tribhuvan International Airport, Kathmandu, upon your arrival and take you to the hotel. Pre-trip meeting will be done and you will meet with your trip guide. and ready for your exciting journey.

Overnight in Kathmandu
Meals not included.

Duration: 35 mins flight from Kathmandu Airport.
Or 5-6 hrs drive & 20 min flight from Manthali, & 3-4 hrs trek
Manthali to Lukla Flight (March, April, May, October, and November)
During peak seasons, such as March, April, May, October, and November, the flight to Lukla will be operated from Ramechhap/Manthali due to air traffic expansion. The Manthali/Ramechhap airport is about a 5 to 6 hours drive away from Kathmandu. On this day we wake up at 1:30 to 2:30 am and take an escorted shuttle to Manthali airport on a shared tourist vehicle or private vehicle and board a 20-minute flight to Lukla.

Kathmandu to Lukla Flight (January, February, June, July, August, September, and December)
The flight to Lukla is typically operated from Kathmandu during nonpeak seasons, which include January, February, June, July, August, September, and December. Please be aware that the decision regarding the operation of flights solely depends on the airline and is influenced by the volume of travelers during a specific month. On this day we wake up at 5 to 6 am. Our staff will escort you to the domestic airport terminal in Kathmandu and board a 35-minute flight to Lukla.

Helicopter Option Helicopter Option
You have the option to book a direct helicopter flight from Kathmandu to Lukla for an extra charge of USD 550 per person. This price is quoted on a 5-people sharing basis. This is the best alternative to avoid the long drive to Manthali airport during peak season (March, April, May, October, and November).

Prepare your luggage for the trek the day before the flight. You will be arriving at the Tenzing Hillary Airport early in the morning. Breakfast in Lukla. Porters will meet the group in Lukla and are assigned to carry luggage. For every two clients, one porter is assigned.

Today we trek to Phakding. The trail is straightforward. We head out of Lukla and follow the Dudh Koshi River downhill. The route connects to the Namche Bazaar trail, just above Chaurikharka (2,713 m/8,900 ft). Continuing, we come across the small village of Ghat. After a brisk hike, we arrive at Phakding.

Overnight at a Guesthouse
Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner Included.

After breakfast, we follow the trail alongside the Dudh Koshi River while crossing suspension bridges along the way. After hiking for a while, we come upon Sagarmatha National Park and go through entry permit verification in the Everest region.

As the trek advances, we ascend a steep climb with astonishing perspectives of majestic Himalayas, splashing glacial rivers, multi-colored prayer flags, and sacred mani stones. We arrive in the charming Sherpa town of Namche Bazaar in the early evening.

Posing in front of Hillary Bridge on the way to Namche Bazaar from Phakding
Entry point to Namche Bazaar
Namche Bazaar on a clear day with mount Thamserku in the background
Overnight at a Guesthouse
Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner included

Max. Altitude: Hotel Everest View (3,880 m)
Duration: 4-5 hrs trek
Trekking at higher elevations can lead to altitude sickness and other severe illnesses. That is why it is a must to acclimate to the increasing elevation. The initial acclimatization day on this trek is scheduled in Namche Bazaar.

Namche Bazaar the main trading center in the Everest Region run by the Sherpa people. Here you can purchase various things such as trekking equipment, and local handicrafts, as well as find accommodations like hotels and guesthouses.

On this day, we acclimate at Namche Bazaar by hiking nearby destinations. We make our way to Sherpa Cultural Museum and discover the history and culture of the Sherpa community.

Afterward, we hike up to Syangboche Airport (the highest airport in Nepal) and Hotel Everest View (the highest hotel on the planet), one of the best viewpoints in the Everest region. Gorgeous vistas of Everest, Ama Dablam, Lhotse, Nuptse, and other peaks can be seen from here.

Acclimatization hike to Namche Bazar view point
Trekking group enjoying at Hotel Everest View
View of Mount Everest, Lhotse and Amadablam from Hotel Everest View
Overnight at a Guesthouse
Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner includedMax. Altitude: Hotel Everest View (3,880 m)
Duration: 4-5 hrs trek
Trekking at higher elevations can lead to altitude sickness and other severe illnesses. That is why it is a must to acclimate to the increasing elevation. The initial acclimatization day on this trek is scheduled in Namche Bazaar.

Namche Bazaar the main trading center in the Everest Region run by the Sherpa people. Here you can purchase various things such as trekking equipment, and local handicrafts, as well as find accommodations like hotels and guesthouses.

On this day, we acclimate at Namche Bazaar by hiking nearby destinations. We make our way to Sherpa Cultural Museum and discover the history and culture of the Sherpa community.

Afterward, we hike up to Syangboche Airport (the highest airport in Nepal) and Hotel Everest View (the highest hotel on the planet), one of the best viewpoints in the Everest region. Gorgeous vistas of Everest, Ama Dablam, Lhotse, Nuptse, and other peaks can be seen from here.

Acclimatization hike to Namche Bazar view point
Trekking group enjoying at Hotel Everest View
View of Mount Everest, Lhotse and Amadablam from Hotel Everest View
Overnight at a Guesthouse
Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner included

Max. Altitude: Tengboche (3,860 m)
Duration: 5-6 hrs trek
The trail to Tengboche is rocky. The route descends early in the day and then climbs up to Tengboche.

Begin the trek advancing along the Dudh Koshi River. Witness the enchanting sight of the mountains along the way. Advance to Phungi Thenga, passing through lovely rhododendron forest.

On moving further, you arrive at Tengboche with an astonishing view of Mt. Everest, Ama Dablam, Lhotse and Nuptse. The stunning views of lush rhododendron forest, glacier, rivers, and monasteries along the EBC trail is rewarding.

After arriving in Tengboche, we visit the Tengboche monastery and observe Lamas performing a prayer ceremony either in the morning or evening.

Rests along the steep uphill to Tengboche
Trekking group posing at Tengboche
Sunset view of Tengboche Monastery
Overnight at a Guesthouse
Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner includedMax. Altitude: Tengboche (3,860 m)
Duration: 5-6 hrs trek
The trail to Tengboche is rocky. The route descends early in the day and then climbs up to Tengboche.

Begin the trek advancing along the Dudh Koshi River. Witness the enchanting sight of the mountains along the way. Advance to Phungi Thenga, passing through lovely rhododendron forest.

On moving further, you arrive at Tengboche with an astonishing view of Mt. Everest, Ama Dablam, Lhotse and Nuptse. The stunning views of lush rhododendron forest, glacier, rivers, and monasteries along the EBC trail is rewarding.

After arriving in Tengboche, we visit the Tengboche monastery and observe Lamas performing a prayer ceremony either in the morning or evening.

Rests along the steep uphill to Tengboche
Trekking group posing at Tengboche
Sunset view of Tengboche Monastery
Overnight at a Guesthouse
Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner included

Max. Altitude: Dingboche (4,410 m)
Duration: 5-6 hrs trek
After spending a night in Tengboche, we head for Dingboche in the morning. The trek moves on to Deboche through the alpine forest, and we cross Imja Khola via a suspension bridge. On the way, we come across a wall inscribed with stones.

Later in the day, you will be rewarded with a captivating view of Ama Dablam. After we ascend to the village of Pangboche and follow the trail leading to Imja Valley. At long last, we reach Dingboche village after making an ascent.

Buddhist Stupa with Mt Amadablam in the background
EBC weather
Dingboche
Overnight at a Guesthouse
Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner includedMax. Altitude: Dingboche (4,410 m)
Duration: 5-6 hrs trek
After spending a night in Tengboche, we head for Dingboche in the morning. The trek moves on to Deboche through the alpine forest, and we cross Imja Khola via a suspension bridge. On the way, we come across a wall inscribed with stones.

Later in the day, you will be rewarded with a captivating view of Ama Dablam. After we ascend to the village of Pangboche and follow the trail leading to Imja Valley. At long last, we reach Dingboche village after making an ascent.

Buddhist Stupa with Mt Amadablam in the background
EBC weather
Dingboche
Overnight at a Guesthouse
Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner included

Max. Altitude: Nangkartsang Peak (5,083 m)
Duration: 4-5 hrs trek
After acclimating for the first time at Namche, we will have a rest day today. Adapting to the increasing altitude and changing environment is essential for the human body to prevent altitude sickness.

Today we acclimate by making a hike to Nangkartsang peak. The view of Ama Dablam from the peak is awe-inspiring. After the acclimatization hike, you can explore the village or relax in the teahouse.

Everest Base Camp Dingboche acclimatization hike to Nangkartsang Peak
Trekkers enjoying hot tea during Dingboche acclimatization hike to Nangkartsang peak
A trekker standing in front of Mt. Amadablam during acclimatization hike to Nangkartsang peak
Overnight at a Guesthouse
Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner included

Max. Altitude: Lobuche (4,910 m)
Duration: 5-6 hrs trek
On this day, we leave for Lobuche by hiking a gentle climb to Thukla. From this point, you’ll be stunned by the splendid sight of Taboche and Cholatse. Continuing, we pass through the lateral moraine of the Khumbu Glacier and stone memorials.

These stone memorials are constructed in the memory of the departed souls of climbers, adorned by colorful prayer flags. After a brisk hike, we arrive in Lobuche village. The massive mountain vistas of Nuptse, Lobuche, and Pumori can be seen from the village.

View from Thukla Pass with Prayer flags
Sunset view of Mount Nuptse from Lobuche
Trekkers posing at Lobuche with Mount Nutpse in the background
Overnight at a Guesthouse
Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner includedMax. Altitude: Lobuche (4,910 m)
Duration: 5-6 hrs trek
On this day, we leave for Lobuche by hiking a gentle climb to Thukla. From this point, you’ll be stunned by the splendid sight of Taboche and Cholatse. Continuing, we pass through the lateral moraine of the Khumbu Glacier and stone memorials.

These stone memorials are constructed in the memory of the departed souls of climbers, adorned by colorful prayer flags. After a brisk hike, we arrive in Lobuche village. The massive mountain vistas of Nuptse, Lobuche, and Pumori can be seen from the village.

View from Thukla Pass with Prayer flags
Sunset view of Mount Nuptse from Lobuche
Trekkers posing at Lobuche with Mount Nutpse in the background
Overnight at a Guesthouse
Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner included

Max. Altitude: Everest Base Camp (5,364 m), Gorak Shep (5,190 m)
Duration: 8-9 hrs trek
Today there are two sections of the EBC trek. First, the trail follows the route to Gorak Shep and then to mt Everest Base Camp.

After having breakfast, we leave Lobuche, hiking along the Khumbu glacier while enjoying the magnificent view of Mt. Nuptse. Soon we reach the village of Gorak Shep.

From this point, we continue our trek all the way to Everest Base Camp. The trail ahead is challenging as it is rugged terrain. The captivating view of Khumbu Glacier and Khumbu Icefall is visible along the way.

Once we reach base camp, you will be rewarded with a panoramic view of Mt. Everest, Nuptse, Pumori, Khumbutse, and surrounding peaks. It’s a great feeling to be present at the base of the world’s highest mountain.

In addition, we may encounter expedition teams and climbers during peak seasons. We then retrace the path back to Gorak Shep.

A group of trekkers at Everest base camp
Everest Base Camp
Gorakshep village on a clear day with mount Nuptse in the background
Overnight at a Guesthouse
Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner included

Max. Altitude: Kalapatthar (5,555 m), Pheriche (4,240 m)
Duration: 7-8 hrs trek
Today we hike to the highest point of the Everest Base Camp Trek, Kala Patthar. The hike begins very early in the morning with a breathtaking sunrise view over the giant mountains.

Kala Patthar is an excellent vantage point for the incredible view of Lhotse, Nuptse, Pumori, and Mount Everest.

Embrace every moment of joy and sensational feelings you experience while in Mount Everest’s lap. After enjoying quality time, we make our way down to Gorak Shep and resume our EBC trek following the route down to Pheriche village.

Early Morning view of Kalapatthar
Early morning hike to Kala Patthar
At the highest point of Everest Base Camp trek-Kalapatthar
Overnight at a Guesthouse
Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner included

Max. Altitude: Namche Bazaar (3,440 m)
Duration: 7-8 hrs trek
After a hearty breakfast, we move down to Namche, hiking along the trail we had taken earlier. As the trek progresses, we come across Pangboche village, following Tengboche village.

We cross a suspension bridge and enter the forest trail hiking until we arrive in Namche Bazaar.

Pheriche Village with Thamserku and Kangtega in the background
Trekkers returning to Namche Bazaar after acclimatization hike
Namche Bazaar view from the top
Overnight at a Guesthouse
Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner included

Max. Altitude: Lukla (2,840 m)
Duration: 7-8 hrs trek
The adventure of hiking Everest Base Camp ends today once we reach Lukla. We leave Namche Bazaar for Lukla after breakfast. Since this is your last day in the Everest region, take a walk around the village.

Enjoy and celebrate the lifelong moments made along trails of the region.

Lukla Night Life
Lukla Airport with Mount Kongde Ri in the background
Early morning view of Lukla Airport Runway
Overnight at a Guesthouse
Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner included

Lukla to Manthali Flight (March, April, May, October, and November)
The flight from Lukla to Manthali is a 20-minute flight. After that, it is about a 5 to 6 hour drive to Kathmandu. Please note that the driving hours may vary according to the highway traffic condition. You’ll be transferred to the hotel in Kathmandu on a shared tourist vehicle.

Lukla to Kathmandu Flight (January, February, June, July, August, September, and December)
The flight from Lukla takes about 35 minutes. After arriving at the airport, you will be transferred to the hotel in Kathmandu via a shared tourist vehicle. Please be aware that the decision regarding the operation of flights solely depends on the airline and is influenced by the volume of travelers during a specific month.

Helicopter Option Helicopter Option
You have the option to book a direct helicopter flight from Lukla to Kathmandu for an extra charge of USD 550 per person. This price is quoted on a 5-people sharing basis. This is the best alternative to avoid the long drive to from Manthali airport to Kathmandu during peak season (March, April, May, October and November).

If you would like to spend more time in Nepal, we offer trips to popular destinations in Nepal. Pokhara tour, Chitwan National Park, Kathmandu Cultural Heritage Tours, etc., are some of our popular Nepal trips. In addition, we also provide outbound tours to Tibet, India, and Bhutan.

You will be served a farewell dinner in a fine restaurant.

Farewell dinner with guide at Kathmandu
Overnight at a Hotel
Breakfast and Farewell Dinner includedLukla to Manthali Flight (March, April, May, October, and November)
The flight from Lukla to Manthali is a 20-minute flight. After that, it is about a 5 to 6 hour drive to Kathmandu. Please note that the driving hours may vary according to the highway traffic condition. You’ll be transferred to the hotel in Kathmandu on a shared tourist vehicle.

Lukla to Kathmandu Flight (January, February, June, July, August, September, and December)
The flight from Lukla takes about 35 minutes. After arriving at the airport, you will be transferred to the hotel in Kathmandu via a shared tourist vehicle. Please be aware that the decision regarding the operation of flights solely depends on the airline and is influenced by the volume of travelers during a specific month.

Helicopter Option Helicopter Option
You have the option to book a direct helicopter flight from Lukla to Kathmandu for an extra charge of USD 550 per person. This price is quoted on a 5-people sharing basis. This is the best alternative to avoid the long drive to from Manthali airport to Kathmandu during peak season (March, April, May, October and November).

If you would like to spend more time in Nepal, we offer trips to popular destinations in Nepal. Pokhara tour, Chitwan National Park, Kathmandu Cultural Heritage Tours, etc., are some of our popular Nepal trips. In addition, we also provide outbound tours to Tibet, India, and Bhutan.

You will be served a farewell dinner in a fine restaurant.

Farewell dinner with guide at Kathmandu
Overnight at a Hotel
Breakfast and Farewell Dinner included

It’s the end of our exciting journey in the Everest region! Today we conclude our 14 days Everest Base Camp Trekking. One of our airport representatives will accompany you to the International Airport for your flight back home.

We bid you farewell, and hoping you’ll travel to Nepal again.

Breakfast included

Service Include on trip Cost

  • Arrival and departure by Private Vehicle.
  • Twin-sharing/double accommodation in a 3-star hotel for 2 nights in Kathmandu including breakfast.
  • Twin-sharing guesthouse accommodation during the trek.
  • All your standard meals during the trek (Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner) including one hot drink.
  • Experienced, first-aid trained, government licensed, English-speaking trekking guide
  • Permits for Sagarmatha/Everest National Park Entry Permit.
  • Khumbu Pashang Lhamu Rural Municipality entry Permit.
  • Porters during the trek for carrying luggage (1 porter for every 2 clients)
  • Wages, accommodation, meals, gear, insurance, and medications for all staff
  • Round-trip airfare between Kathmandu/Manthali and Lukla
  • All administrative expenses and government taxes.

Service does not Include on trip Cost

  • International flight fare and airport departure tax.
  • Meals (lunch and dinner) in Kathmandu.
  • Any beverages including bottled and boiled water.
  • Travel insurance along with high-altitude emergency evacuation coverage.
  • Tips to trekking staff and driver
  • Nepal Entry Visa (Visa can be acquired easily after your arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu with a fee of USD 50 for 30 days visa and USD 125 for 90 days visa)
  • Personal Trekking gear and equipment
  • Any expenses other than the Price Include section

F.A.Q

How quickly do you walk on trial?

The average walking speed for a reasonably fit person is 4 kilometers per hour. At higher elevations, it is highly recommended that you walk slowly to help with acclimatization.

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Everest Base Camp Trek