Everest Base Camp Trekking In Nepal

16 days
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Everest Base Camp Trekking (also known as kalapathar trekking) is one of the most exciting things to do in Nepal. Step into the foothill of the world’s highest Mountain and feel the breathtaking thrilling sensation of getting surrounded by the mighty majestic mountains. Base Camp of Everest is considered one of the best viewpoints in Everest region. Nepali name for everest is sagarmatha.  On the way to Everest base camp trail, You will have various experiences of magnificent views. Stunning view of Everest Ice falls, stunning glaciers and panorama of majestic mountains will take your breath away while you make your way up to the base camp.
EBC trekking itinerary usually lasts for 16days. But if you are looking for a brief package, you can select our Short Everest Base Camp Trekking package which can be done in mere 14days.  
After sightseeing tour in Kathmandu, you will take Kathmandu Lukla flight by following one of the best air routes during which we will get close-up views of Langtang, Cho – Oyu, Lhotse and other mountains. EBC trek route begins along Dudhkoshi River and stretches through verdant forest and Himalayan villages to the Base Camp. This is the best opportunity to learn about culture and lifestyle of legendary Sherpas. Visit Khumbu’s largest Tengboche Monastery and meet with Lama Priest.
From Tengboche, the trail escalates uphill through Lobuche to Base Camp which is the Himalayan amphitheater with close- up views of Amadablam, Tawache and other mountains. You will also be witnessing sunrise view over Everest from Kalapattar. Kalapattar is as close as you can get near Everest if you are not interested in climbing Mount Everest.
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Itinerary Outline
Day 1: Kathmandu Arrival (1345m), transfer to hotel
Day 2: Kathmandu Sightseeing Tour, Trip arrangements
Day 3: Kathmandu to Lukla (2840m) flight, Trek to Phakding (2610m) 3 hrs
Day 4: Phakding to Namche Bazaar (3440m) 6hrs
Day 5: Acclimatization in Namche Bazaar
Day 6: Namche Bazaar to Tengboche (3860m) 5hrs
Day 7: Tengboche to Dingboche (4360m) 5 hrs.
Day 8: Acclimatization in Dingboche
Day 9: Dingboche to Lobuche (4940m) 5 hrs.
Day 10: Trek to Everest Base Camp (5300m) - back to Gorak Shep (5170m)
Day 11: Gorakshep to Kalapattar (5545m), Trek to Pheriche (4270m) 7hrs.
Day 12:  Pheriche to Photse (3810m) 5hrs.
Day 13: Photse to Namche Bazaar (3440m) 6 hrs
Day 14: Namche to Lukla (2840m) 6 hrs.
Day 15: Lukla Kathmandu flight
Day 16: Departure
Day 1: Kathmandu Arrival (1345m), transfer to hotel
Arrive at Tribhuvan International Airport, Kathmandu. Our representative will be more than happy to escort you to the three star category hotel for your pleasant safety after you complete your custom and visa formalities. You will get the briefing regarding your package in the evening. Enjoy the sumptuous meal in the evening and have a pleasant stay in a deluxe hotel.

Day 2: Kathmandu Sightseeing, Trip arrangements
You will be taken to our office where you will be introduced with your crew members. After breakfast, you will be taken for Guided Kathmandu Sightseeing Tour in a private vehicle. Kathmandu is a city of thriving culture which is regarded as City of Temples. Visit UNESCO sites in Kathmandu including Pashupatinath- one of the holiest Hindu temples in the world, Bouddhanath- biggest stupa in Nepal, Swayambhunath- oldest stupa in the world and Kathmandu Durbar Square- the medieval Royal Residence.  

Day 3: Kathmandu to Lukla (2840m) flight, Trek to Phakding (2610m) 3 hrs
You will be escorted to TIA, Domestic terminal from where you will board Kathmandu- Lukla flight. Experience the breathtaking 30 min mountain flight high above clouds with close-up views of Ganesh, Langtang, Lhotse, Nuptse, Thamserku, Cho- Oyu, Everest and other mountains. This is considered to be one of the world’s best air route. Disembark at   Tenjing-Hillary Airport in Lukla (2840 m). Assemble the crew and begin your Everest Base Camp Trek. Follow Dudhkoshi River and pass through Ghat village to arrive at Phakding (2610 m).

Day 4: Phakding to Namche Bazaar (3440m) 6hrs
After couple of hours of walk along Dudhkoshi River, follow the escalating trail to pine and oak forest. Cross the suspension bridge and pass through Benkar and Monjo village. Entrance Gate to Sagarmatha National Park lies in Monjo. Cross Monjo to reach Jorsale and then descend along the Army Camp to Namche Bazaar (3440m). Along with being the major trade center, Namche is also the Gateway to the Everest region. 

Day 5: Acclimatization in Namche Bazaar
Take a day of rest at Namche to avoid High Altitude Sickness. Multiple short hiking options exist at Namche. You can either visit the Headquarters of Sagarmartha National Park or climb the nearby ridge for epic view of Imja Khola Valley and Taweche peak (6542 m), Ama Dablam (6856 m), Nuptse (7896 m), Kantega (6685 m), Thamserku Mountain (6808 m) and Lhotse Mountain (8511 m). The next option is to visit Everest View Hotel. Alternatively, side trip can be arranged to Khumjung and Khude villages.

Day 6: Namche Bazaar to Tengboche (3860m) 5hrs
After breakfast, climb along the glacial water of Dudh Kosi till to the top of the ridge. Descend through the forest rich in wildlife. You will get plenty of opportunity of bird watching. If you are lucky, you can also view Danphe- the national bird of Nepal. The route also offers view of Kantega Mountain (6783m).  Arrive at Tengboche village (3860m). Visit Khumbu’s largest Tengboche Monastery and meet with Rinpoche (Lama Priest). There is the large idol of Lord Buddha at the central room. Enjoy mountain views of Kwangde, Ama Dablam, Lhotse, Everest and Nuptse Mountains. Breakfast at Tengboche Bakery is recommended.

Day 7: Tengboche to Dingboche (4360m) 5 hrs
Descend from Tengboche and traverse the dispersed settlements and few tea houses. Make it to the suspension bridge over Imja River. Cross the river and follow the upward trail to Pangboche. You will visit Pangboche Monastery for shocking view of Yeti Scalp. Yeti is the legendary beast found in mountain. Move through the rock strewn path to Dingboche for overnight stay.

Day 8: Acclimatization in Dingboche (4360m) 5 hrs
Enjoy the second acclimatization day. Arrange your photo albums, fill in your diaries with memoirs of journey so far. Play volleyball or visit the nearby ridge for views of Amadablam, Lhotse and Island Peak. Dingboche is a small village which is located near to the foothill of Ama Dablam Mountain.

Day 9: Dingboche to Lobuche (4940m) 5 hrs.
After brief hike along the frozen river valley, the trail escalates upward through narrow alleyway that is lined with white painted stone houses. Enjoy the fascinating views of Khumbu Ice-fall, Pumori and other mountains. Stay overnight at Lobuche.

Day 10: Lobuche to Everest Base Camp (5300m) - back to Gorak Shep (5170m)
Make your way through slippery path of Khumbu glacier to Everest Base Camp which is located at an elevation of 5365 meters. Get astounding views of Thamserku, Lhotse and other mountains. Meet with trekkers who are on their way or who have returned with victory over Mount Everest. Return to Gorak Shep for overnight stay.

Day 11: Gorakshep to Kalapattar (5545m), Trek to Pheriche (4270m) 7hrs.
You need to start the hike quite early if you do not want to miss sunrise view over Everest from Kalapattar. Follow the rock strewn path along boulders and moraines to Kalapattar. This is one of the best view points in Everest, other viewpoints being Gokyo Ri and Everest Base Camp. Enjoy the breathtaking views of Mount Everest, Pumori, Nuptse, Cholatse and Lhotse and return to Gorak Shep. Later, you will take the lowering path to Pheriche for overnight stay.

Day 12:  Pheriche to Photse (3810m) 5hrs.
This is going to be an easy trekking. You will be following the descending trail for most of the day. Move in and out of scenic Pangboche village and head towards Phortse which is relatively small village. You will be enthralled with epic views of Amadablam and Thamserku Mountains.

Day 13: Photse to Namche Bazaar (3440m) 6 hrs
Cross the rhododendron forest and make your way to Army Camp Check post. Show your trekking permit to the Officers and descend to Namche Bazaar for overnight stay. 
Day 14: Namche to Lukla (2840m) 6 hrs.
Walk along Dudhkoshi River. You need to cross suspension bridges at few points. Return to Phakding and head towards Lukla through Ghat. Try local brew called ‘Rakshi’ or ‘Chyang’ and stay overnight at a lodge in Lukla.

Day 15: Lukla Kathmandu flight
Weather remains quite unpredictable. Flight cancellation is a common experience at Lukla. Catch the early morning flight from Lukla to Kathmandu. You will be transferred to hotel in Kathmandu.

Day 16: Departure
We will arrange for your last minute preparation. Then, you will be escorted to Tribhuvan International Airport 3hours prior to your flight schedule. We hope to see you again. Safe Journey!!! 

Start Date End Date Availability Price  
Cost Include(s)
  • Airport pick up and drop off
  • Three board meals during the trek
  • Accommodation in Three star hotel in Kathmandu with breakfast
  • Guided tour in Kathmandu, Entrance fees
  • Lodge accommodation during the trek
  • Government licensed English speaking Guide and required number of porters
  • Food, insurance, equipment, lodging, salary and medicine cost of guide and porters
  • Kathmandu-Lukla- Kathmandu flight, domestic airport taxes
  • Sagarmatha National Park fees
  • All of the government taxes and official expenses
  • Trekker’s information management system (TIMS) card fee
  • Farewell dinner

Cost Exclude(s)
  • Lunch and dinner during your stay in Kathmandu
  • Personal expenses (laundry, telephone calls etc)
  • Beverages and bar bills
  • Travel Insurance
  • Personal trekking equipment except stated above.
  • Tips (not mandatory)
  • All other things not included in Cost Include(s) section

Trip's Quick Facts

Duration: 16 days
Seasons : March-May, September-December
Type: Moderate
Activities : Trekking and Sightseeing
No. of Pax : Min 1 pax

Trip Highlights

  • Kathmandu Sightseeing Tour
  • Explore the Sherpa Capital of Namche Bazaar
  • Set your foot on the base camp of Mount Everest
  • Visit Khumbu’s largest Tyangboche Monastery
  • Epic sunrise and sunset views over Everest
  • Learn about Sherpa culture and ways of living in Himalayan villages    

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