Everest Base Camp Trek

Everest Base Camp TrekkingEverest base camp trek itself a great introduction of Nepal trekking that offers sensational mountain views and an insight into the lives of the Sherpa people. The Khumbu region is the home of Mount Everest, at 8,848m the world's highest mountain, as well as several other giants. You'll see vistas of these mighty peaks as you trek towards your ultimate goals - Everest Base Camp and Kala Pathar. Everest is one of the world's most awe-inspiring sights and makes an Everest base camp trek the perfect adventure!

Take on the adventure of a lifetime trekking in Nepal to reach Everest Base Camp. First conquered by Tenzing Norgay and Sir Edmund Hillary in 1953, Everest has traditionally been the ultimate goal for mountaineers. Today hard core trekkers seek the challenge of reaching the mountaineer's Base Camp. Flying in to Lukla, explore the mountains and valleys around the towering peak, rest in Nepalese teahouses, learn about the traditions and cultures of the famous Sherpa and spend time in exotic Kathmandu. While passing Buddhist monasteries, views of Everest get closer every day. After trek to Everest base camp and Kalapattar we return at our leisurely pace back to Namche and Lukla for our return flight to Kathmandu. For the more adventurous seekers you have the option of returning over the Cho - La Pass to the Gokyo valley and side trek to Gokyo Ri.


Facts of Trip

Trekking Destination: Everest Region
Group Size: Min 1
Highest Altitude on Trek: 5545m
Grade: Moderate
Type of Trek: Tea House
Trekking Hour: Approx. 05-07/ Day
Total Days: 16 Days
Trek Starting Point: Kathmandu
Trek Ending Point: Kathmandu
Transportation: Private Vehicle, Domestic Flight


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Trip day to day itinerary

Day 01: Arrive at Kathmandu airport (1345m). You will be met by our representative and transfer to hotel and a short brief about the trekking after refreshment.

Day 02: Full day sight seeing tour around Kathmandu valley or preparation for the trek.

Day 03: Flight from Kathmandu to Lukla and trek to Phakding (2886m.) Fly from Kathmandu to Lukla (2886m.) which takes about 40 minutes. Trek from Lukla to Phakding (2640 m.) which takes approximately three hours. Lukla is a small town with an airport. There are few tea shops, lodges, hotels and general stores. You begin today’s trek from Lukla following a gentle climb up the mountain side on the left bank of the Dudh Koshi River. You descend a mountain side path that merges into your route to Everest, with views to a valley to your right; and at its far end, Kusum Kang (6367m.) The Dudh Kosi approaches as you pass a Mani wall and arrive at Ghat teahouse.

Day 04: Phakding to Namche Bazaar (3440 m.) Trek from Phakding to Namche Bazaar (3440 m.) which takes about four and half hours. This day you trek and cross the river on high suspension bridges. Beyond Monjo village (2800m.) is the entrance to the Sagarmatha National Park which was set-up in order to protect and preserve this fragile mountain environment. You then ascend quite steeply to Namche and along the way, if the weather is clear, catch a first glimpse of Mt Everest in the distance. Namche is the main trading village in the Khumbu region and holds a busy Saturday market.

Day 05: Rest at Namche Bazar for acclimatization and excursion around the places. Namche is tucked away between two ridges amidst the giant peaks of the Khumbu and has an abundance of lodges, tea shops and souvenir shops as well as a magnificent outlook. It is an ideal place to spend a rest day for acclimatization to the high altitude before heading off towards Tengboche tiny Village. For the acclimatization you walk up to Khunde Hospital which was set-up by Sir Edmund Hillary, or a one hour walk up to the Syangboche (3800m.) where Everest View Hotel is situated above Namche for the outstanding view of Everest, Nuptse, Lhotse, Ama Dablam, Thamserku and Kusum Kangaru. There are also good views from the National Park Centre and Museum just above the town.

Day 06: Namche Bazaar to Tengboche (3867 m.) Trek from Namche Bazaar to Tengboche (3867 m.) takes almost five hours. From Namche, the trail contours around the side of the valley, high above the Dudh Koshi. Now you have a glimpse of first really good views of the great peaks of the Khumbu including Mt Everest, Nuptse, Lhotse, Ama Dablam, Thamserku and Kusum Kangaru. Passing by several villages and numerous tea shops, the trail descends steeply to a bridge over the river Dudh Koshi at Phunki Tenga (3250m.). Tengboche is also very famous for its legendary monastery, the largest in the Khumbu region.

Day 07: Tengboche to Dingboche (4260m.) Trek from Tengboche to Dingboche (4260m.) takes about five hours. You gradually descend through a forest, cross the Imja Khola and climb steadily up to the village of Pangboche. This is directly opposite to Ama Dablam [6,856 m], and has exceptional views of the mountain, with the Gompa, mani walls and scattered pine trees in the foreground. As you gradually ascend, you find thick forests. This part of the trail is full of thorny and juniper bushes. A further two and half hour’s walk brings you to Dingboche. Here you can see Sherpa people working hard in the agricultural farm.

Day 08: Rest at Dingboche for acclimatization Rest at Dingboche for acclimatization and excursion in and around the places. Here you can steeply climb up to Nakartsang Gompa for the rare outstanding view of Mount Makalu (8463m.) along with Lhotse, Island Peak, Baruntse, Ama Dablam and Thamserku. The another option provided is a small side trip to Chhukung which takes about 2 and half hours to go up and 1 and half hours to come back to Dingboche. There are some of the lodges which serve you the delicious food items.

Day 09: Dingboche (4350m.) to Lobuche (4930m.) via Dongla (4620m.) Now you begin your trek to Lobuche via Dongla which offers you panoramic view of the mountains along the way. The tea house at Dongla is a good spot to have lunch, before zigzagging up through the boulders of the glacier's terminal moraine. At the top of this climb there are many stone caves, built as memorials to the many Sherpas who have died while climbing Mt Everest. The path then climbs gently along the glacier, to eventually reach the cluster of houses at Lobuche.

Day 10: Lobuche (4900m.) to Gorakshep (5180m.) Trek from Lobuche (4900m.) to Gorakshep (5180m.) takes about three and half hours. You will lunch at Gorakshep, take rest in your own room and if the trekker feels fine, the participants can walk to Everest Base Camp (5486m.). You will spend about 4 and half hours trek up to Everest Base Camp and back to Gorakshep. The trek is on glacier and snow capped rocks. You can also see many small frozen lakes around the Everest Base Camp and return back to Gorakshep.

Day 11: Gorakshep to Kala Patthar (5545m.) and back to Pheriche (4243m.) Trek from Gorakshep to Kala Patthar (5545m.) and back to Pheriche (4243m.) takes about six hours. You accomplish an early morning climb to Kala Patthar (5545m.) to enjoy the view 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. Khumbetse, Mt. Nuptse, Mt. Lhotse, Mt. Ama Dablam, Mt. Thamserku and many more. In Phiriche, there is foreign volunteer doctors are always available to provide medical treatment to trekkers as well as local people.

Day 12: Pheriche to Tengboche (3867 m.) 6:00 hr

Day 13: Tengboche to Namche (3440 m.) 5:30 hr

Day 14: Namche Bazaar to Lukla (2886m.) 6:30 hr

Day 15: Morning flight back from Lukla to Kathmandu .40 minutes.

Day 16: Transfer to Airport for your onward destination.


Trip Cost Details

Trip Cost Include
  1. Airport / Hotel / Airport pick up & drop by private car / van / bus.
  2. Standard accommodation in Kathmandu.
  3. Guided city tour in Kathmandu by car / van / bus.
  4. All your standard Meals (breakfast, lunch and dinner) during the trek.
  5. Best available Lodges, Guesthouses accommodation during the trek (mainly in twin sharing).
  6. A local government licensed English speaking Guide during the trek.
  7. The required number of staff and Porters to carry your luggage during the trek.
  8. Food, accommodation, salary, insurance, equipment, medicine and transportation for all trekking/tour staff.
  9. National Park permits.
  10. TIMS Permit (Trekker's Information Managment System)
  11. Down Jacket, sleeping bag and duffel/kit bag by Base Camp Adventure (which needs to be returned after the trek.)
  12. First aid medical kits.
  13. All necessary land transport
  14. Domestic airfare and airport tax.

Trip Cost Exclude
  1. Lunch and dinner whilst in Kathmandu.
  2. Your travel insurance (compulsory).
  3. International airfare and airport departure tax.
  4. Alcoholic, hot and cold drinks, laundry.
  5. Personal trekking Equipments.
  6. Tips for trekking staff .
  7. Any others expenses which are not mentioned on Price Includes section.



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