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Everest Base Camp
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Everest Base Camp Trek

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Everest Base Camp Trek is a 14-day trek into the most iconic region of the Himalayas. Among the many treks in Nepal, the EBC trek is more popular in Nepal. You will enjoy the scenic beauties of the nature especially the Base Camp and inspiring view from Kalapathar. On the other hand, on the trek route you will enjoy the traditional culture and warm hospitality of the local Sherpa people.

In additional to Everest Base Camp trek, we have other featured tours and activities to offer to our adventure lovers. Similarly, Makalu Base Camp trek or Kanchenjunga Base Camp Trek could be an alternative trek option for adventure seekers.

>Everest Base Camp Trek

Tour Details
Everest Base Camp Trek details

Since the first expeditions to the Nepalese side of the Everest in the 1950s, the trek has been most popular destination for trekkers in Nepal. Due to its popularity, many travellers make a plan to travel Nepal and visit the Base Camp.

You will start your trek from Lukla! Firstly, you will take a 30 minute exciting morning flight to Lukla; then you will land at its tiny Lukla aiport. Secondly, you will enjoy your first day walking from Lukla by following the Dudh Kosi valley route with an ascent up to the Sherpa capital of Namche Bazar.

First view of Everest Glimpse

From Namche, you trek along a high path from where you have the first good view of Mt. Everest. You trek towards Thyangboche Monastery located on top of a mountain ridge and then descend the Imja Khola and continue to the villages of Pangboche and Dingboche. After that you will reach at the Khumbu Glacier. The trek through the glacier takes you first to Lobuche and then to Gorak Shep, where you finally reach your destination at the foot of the Khumbu ice falls.

Acclimatization on the trek

Spending time at such heights, even the approaches to the Base Camp, requires some acclimatization. After flying into Lukla from Kathmandu and then completing the two-day trek up to Phakding and Namche Bazar in the Lower Everest region (3535 meters), you will spend a day adjusting to the conditions with a hike / trek in the valley and a leisurely visit to the local Sherpa museum. After a day’s trek to Dingboche, you will enjoy another acclimatization day with a trip to the Chhukung valley where there are fine views of the world’s fifth highest mountain peak, Makalu (8463 meters). With snow capped peaks all around, you will be eager to trek higher up to the Everest Base Camp.

Guesthouse and lodges

The high altitude Everest region has fewer visitors than Annapurna, but trekkers are well provided with guest houses and lodges giving a welcome warm bed for the night, including breakfast and often lunch and dinner as well. Along the way you will visit the lavishly rebuilt monastery at Tengboche. In its idyllic setting backed by high snow-capped peaks and surrounded by pine trees and alpine meadows, it presents to the world a modest red-roofed exterior, while the interior is a magnificent, brightly colored and ornamented tribute to Buddha.

Return journey from Base camp

On the first day of the return trip from the base camp you will stay overnight at Ghorakshep and then hike up the slopes of Kalapathar (5545 meters) for a fine view of Everest and the icy wastes of the surrounding peaks. Then it’s a three-day trek back to Lukla via Pheriche and Namche Bazar before flying back to Kathmandu.

Also, checkout this article – Everest Base Camp Trek with kids if you are planning a big adventure with your kids!

Departure & Return Location

Kathmandu, the capital of Nepal

Departure Time

Between 7 – 8 am (flexible)

Price Includes

  • Domestic flight to and from Lukla airport
  • 2 nights accommodation at Kathmandu Suite Home or nearby hotel of similar standard
  • Accommodation at locally owned guest houses / lodges during the trek (11 nights)
  • Meals during the trek (breakfast, lunch and dinner)
  • English speaking trek guide and 1 support porter (in the ratio of 2 guests = 1 porter)
  • Trek permit and TIMS (Trekkers Information Management System)
  • Airport pick up / drop off

Price Excludes

Complementaries

  • Trekking duffle bag
  • Company T-Shirt
What to Expect
What to expect on the Nepal Everest Base Camp Trek

>Everest Base Camp Trek

We will provide English speaking guide during the trek. A porter for 2 members will be provided, who will carry your bag upto 22 k.g. Accommodation at guests houses will be provided during the trek. Meals are included.

  • Moderate to fairly challenging but thrilling to the core!
  • Exciting flight to Lukla
  • Namche Bazar; the tourist hub and the gateway to Everest Base Camp
  • Tengboche Monastery
  • Exciting trek to Everest Base camp
  • Kalapathar, the view point to see the World highest Peak "Mt. Everest"
  • Experienced, helpful and friendly guide and porters
Itinerary
Everest Base Camp Trek Itinerary and Cost

Day 1Arrival in Kathmandu (1350 meters)

Your arrival to Tribhuwan International Airport (TIA), you will be met by our Airport Representative, and transferred to hotel Kathmandu Suite Home or nearby hotel of similar standard (breakfast included). Your trek leader will brief you about the trek plan and introduce you with your guide. If you arrive Kathmandu by noon, you may do a walking tour to Kathmandu Durbar Square (old palace) and local market of Asan Bazar.

Overnight at hotel, inclusive of breakfast.

Day 2Flight Kathmandu to Lukla (2804 meters) and trek to Phakding (2610 meters)

After taking early morning breakfast, you will drive to Airport (15 minutes) and enjoy a 30 – minute exciting flight to Lukla (2804 meters.). After meeting your trek crews, you will embark the first day trek to Phakding (2610 meters).

Enjoying the view of landscape, villages, crossing a couple of streams, bridges, you will reach at Phakding in 3 hours. There is probability to get flight delay or cancel even in good season of October – November or March – April. If flight is on time, you will reach to Phakding on lunch time. In case of any delay you will stop for lunch in Lukla or after an hour walking from Lukla.

Overnight at Guest House, inclusive of breakfast, lunch and dinner.

Day 3Trek from Phakding to Namche Bazaar (3535 meters)

After taking breakfast at around 7 am, you will start your 2nd day trek following Phakding village and local market; then you will cross an iron bridge over the Dudh Koshi river. After a couple of hours of easy trail following the river; you will arrive Manjo and Jorsali where you will stop for lunch. In Jorsale there is a Check Post for trek permit (Sagarmatha National Park office). After lunch you will register your trek permit on the check-post; then you will enter into Sagarmatha National Park zone. From here the trail descends for 10 minutes, cross the bridge and continue the trek following the Dudh Koshi river and the trail will gradually ascend until you reach the last high bridge over the Bhote Koshi river. From here the trail ascends steeply until you reach at Namche Bazar. It is approximately 6 hours trek.

Overnight at Guest House, inclusive of breakfast, lunch and dinner.

Day 4Acclimatization day in Namche Bazar (Day trek / hike of the valley)

As you are already above 3000 meters, it’s recommended to spend 2 nights in Namche Bazar to avoid any risk of high altitude sickness with a side trip to Khumjung village or Thame.

Today after breakfast, you go for day hiking to Syangboche, Khungde (3840 meters) and even further to Khumjung (3780 meters) or Thame as optional. It is also worth visiting to Sagarmatha National Park Museum as a side trip. This day you will be thrilled by overlooking the amazing views of Himalayan ranges including Amadablam, Thamserku, Kusum Kangaru, Lhotse and Mount Everest.

Overnight at Guest House, inclusive of breakfast, lunch and dinner.

Day 5Trek from Namche to Tengboche (3850 meters)

Today’s total trek duration will be approximately 5 – 6 hours. After leaving Namche Bazar, you will follow the well defined curving trail over looking the mountain views. After 1 hour trek you will reach at Khyangjumpa (3550 meters), where there are some guest houses and tea shops. This place also offers amazing view of Mount Ama Dablam. From here trail descends to Sanasa and then reach at Phunki Tenga (3150 meters) in one hour and 30 minutes. You may stop here for lunch. After crossing the river; the trail ascent following the delightful pine, rhododendron and birch forest. In 2 hours trek you will reach at Tengboche, situated on the hillside. This place offers excellent view of Mount Amadablam and glimpse of Mount Everest. While you are here in Tengboche, it would also be worth visiting the old “Tengboche Monastery” in the morning or evening a the time of prayers.

Overnight at Guest House, inclusive of breakfast, lunch and dinner.

Day 6Trek from Tengboche to Dingboche (4410 meters)

As usual you will take breakfast at around 7 am and start the trek at 8 am. After leaving the Tengboche Monastery, you will trek down through pine and rhododendron forest and in about 20 minutes trek you will reach at Deboche (3820 meters). For another 20 minutes you continue your trek through the pine, rhododendron and birch forest until you reach at the bridge and ascent again after crossing the Imja river and after about 1 hour ascend you will reach at Pangboche (3930 meters). You will stop here for lunch.

As a side trip, it would also be worth visiting to Pangboche monastery; the oldest Gompa in the Khumbu region. After lunch you will continue the trek following the Imja river with gradual ascent and after an hour trek you will reach at major trail junction (4175 meters). The left trail leads to Pheriche and the right trail leads to Dingboche. From the junction you will descend to a bridge by crossing the Imja river and ascend again to reach Dingboche in an hour.

Overnight at Guest House, inclusive of breakfast, lunch and dinner.

Day 7Acclimatization day in Dingboche

Now you are at the elevation of 4400 meters above the sea level! Congratulation, you are all fit and fine with the altitude. Though you will acclimatize here to avoid any further risk of altitude.

After breakfast, your guide will take you for a hiking trip to Chhukung valley, then return to Dingboche by the evening. Do your best to get as high as possible up to Chhukung Ri (5546 meters) and don’t miss out to witness the Mt. Makalu, the 5th highest mountain in the world.

Overnight at Guest House, inclusive of breakfast, lunch and dinner.

Day 8Trek from Dingboche to Labuje (4950 meters)

No doubt, after the big days you are even much stronger for the Everest Base Camp and Kalapathar. On the way to Labajuje you will rewarded with impressive view of the Himalayas and reach at Labuje in 4 – 5 hours of your trek.

Overnight at Guest House, inclusive of breakfast, lunch and dinner.

Day 9Trek to Everest Base Camp (5400 meters)

This is your final goal for Everest Base Camp!!

Today you will leave early morning (5 am) for Everest Base camp that will approximately take 3-4 hours to reach Ghorakshep (5160 meters); the last settlement before Everest Base Camp. You will stop at Ghorakshep for breakfast and then continue trek to Everest Base camp (3 hours) and return to Ghorakshep (2 hours) for overnight stay.

Overnight at Guest House, inclusive of breakfast, lunch and dinner.

Day 10Hike / trek to Kalapathar (5545 meters)

Get ready for another exciting day!

Kalapathar is the best vantage point to observe the Mount Everest in closer range. Recommended to start your hike at 5 am (2 hours) to get to the top of Kalapathar; then return to Ghorakshep. After breakfast, you will trek down to Pheriche (4280 meters).

Overnight at Guest House, inclusive of breakfast, lunch and dinner.

Day 11Trek back to Namche Bazar

Following the same trek routes, you will trek back to Namche Bazar via Pangboche and Tengboche, that will take about 7 hours to trek.

Overnight at Guest House, inclusive of breakfast, lunch and dinner.

Day 12Trek back to Lukla

Following the same trek route of Lukla – Namche Bazar, you will trek down to Lukla via Jorsale, Manjo and Phakding villages (7 hours).

Overnight at Guest House, inclusive of breakfast, lunch and dinner.

Day 13Fly back to Kathmandu

After early morning breakfast you should get ready for your return flight to Kathmandu. Depending on weather condition, the flight may be early morning or late morning or even afternoon.

Overnight at hotel in Kathmandu inclusive of breakfast.

Day 14Departure

After breakfast your guide or representative of NepalHiking will arrange a car for your transfer to the airport; and then bid farewell with safe flight. And you will return home by collecting all wonderful memories you have had during 2 weeks in Nepal.

PLEASE NOTE:

Unpredictable weather in Lukla…

The weather in Lukla is unpredictable. Even in the best season of November, the weather may be bad; so, there is possibility of delay or even cancellation of the flight. Thus, it is always recommended to spare at least 2 more days before your return flight back home.

Map
Trek route map of Everest Base Camp Trek

FAQs

I'm solo traveller, can I book the trek?

We are local trek operator. No matter how small or big the group size is, we will operate the trek for any sizes from solo trekker to bigger group size. Thus, without any hesitation, you can book the trek!

When is the best time for Everest Base Camp Trek?

If you plan to visit Nepal in spring, any time between March – May would be the best time, whereas mid September through early December would be another best time in autumn.

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Martyn

Solo Traveller

My recently completed trek to Everest Base Camp was a wonderful experience. Not only was it the spectacular scenery, challenging walking, and friendliness of the local people that contributed towards this experience, but also the efficiency of Nepal Hiking’s manager, Tilak, in helping me to organise it all, and the outstanding service provided by my guide, Ram, in helping me to achieve my goal of reaching Base Camp quickly and safely.

I have no hesitation in recommending the services of Nepal Hiking to any prospective client, and in particular recommending Ram to anyone who wishes to have a friendly, helpful, caring, and knowledgeable guide, whose English communication skills are excellent.

A sincere thank you to all involved in helping me to achieve a life-long ambition.

2019-10-24

Charles - Brit

Group Traveller

Arranged a 11 day hike to Everest base camp over Chinese New Year 2018 with Nepal Hiking agency. Excellent communications before hand via Email and Whastapp. The agency picked us up at the airport and arranged all transfers and lodges for the entire trip. The guide and porters were amazing and really made this a special trip. Having got stuck on the mountain’s waiting for our return flight we were fully taken care of for our 52 hour delay. Great trip, great guides and porters. Excellent value. Highly recommended.

Charles – Brit living in China

2018-03-18

Nick

Solo Traveller

The trip to Everest Base Camp and Kalar Pathar in June was fantastic. Thank you for your help and support. Ramesh, my guide was excellent, I couldn’t have asked for more in a guide. He was helpful, caring, had excellent English and good knowledge of the area. The food and accommodation were all fantastic and the trip was well organised.

Nepal Hiking Agency was overall very helpful and professional. It is nice to know that you have a company you can rely on in Kathmandu if anything should be needed.

Thanks again,

2017-08-03

Alice

Family Traveller

Hi Tilak,

So I am back in London where it is freezing and grey and dull!

We had a really great time on our Everest base camp trip and thought that our guide Basu was very responsible, organised and took great care to keep us in good health. He made sure that we paced ourselves well and took us to places that served good food, and clean accommodation. I would definitely recommend him and the company to anyone that was thinking of trekking in Nepal.

2016-12-31

Joanna

Family Traveller

We would like to thank you and all your staff for the great stay in Nepal.

At the beginning we would like to thank you for organizing our tailor-made trip in Kathmandu, trekking to Everest Base Camp, Kathmandu Valley and Chitwan National Park. All were perfectly organized.

We would like to thank you staff for great hospitality and flexibility during the trip. Especially our guides Ganga, Salik and Anuj and our porter Mani.

We can honestly recommend your office for all, who wants to visit Nepal.

Thank you again,

JOANNA AND GRZEGORZ
Warsaw, Poland

2016-10-05
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