Nepal

Everest Base Camp Trek

4.00

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Best Season: March - May & Sept - Nov

Max Altitude: 5,545 m

Group Size: Min 2 Pax

Transport: Private Vehicle, Flight from Kathmandu To Lukla and Back

Trip Grade

Difficulty

moderate

Duration:
14 Days

Trip Overview

Everest Base Camp trek is one of the trendy trekking routes of the Himalayas. Adventure, thrills, beautiful scenery along with the excitement of reaching the base camp of the hightest mountain of the world makes this trek very popular amongst hikers. 

The journey is a remarkable one that provides wonderful experience of exploring the surrounding SoluKhumbu region and the Sagarmatha National Park while enjoying the pure Sherpa culture. Our path crosses through multiple villages of the region, hiking up and down the captivating landscape with new experience each day. 

The journey starts from a scenic flight to Lukla from Kathmandu. The trek begins from a hike to beautiful village of Phakding and then to Namche Bazaar, Tengboche, Dingboche, Lobuche and so on.
We also ascend to Gorakshep and finally the base camp of Everest.

After the base camp, we trek up to the famous Kala Patthar viewpoint and pass Gorakshep. As the trails wind through many hills and valleys, you will walk along the Dudh Koshi River, crossing wooden and suspension bridges. We will pass many chortens and Gompas along with the famous Tengboche Monastery. At regular intervals, Mani stone wall carvings and colorful prayer flags decorating the region can also be seen. 

The views of mountains such as Everest, Thamserku, the Kongdi RI, Ama Dablam, Tawache, Nuptse, the Kusum Kangraru, Pumori, Makalu and many others will constantly show you the way. You will spend time in Namche, also known as the "gateway to Everest",  explore the Sherpa Museum in Namche Bazar along with some sightseeing the village upclose. 

The Everest Base Camp trek is an incredible combination of Khumbu's natural charm and unique way to experience the tradition of people living in the Himalayan region.
 

Itinerary

Day 1: Welcome to Kathmandu

As soon as you arrive at the Kathmandu airport, our representative will pick you up after completion of your custom formalities and hence and a warm welcome before driving you to your hotel. In the evening, our company will be hosting a welcome dinner in an excellent Nepali restaurant, which serves mouth-watering Nepali cuisine.

Meals: Welcome Dinner

Trek Time: 30 min drive

Max Altitude: 1350 m

Accommodation: A 3 Star Hotel in Kathmandu

Day 2: Fly to Lukla & Hike to Phakding

On this very second day - you’ll board on a flight to Lukla from Kathmandu in the early morning, which will take around 35-40 minutes. Once we land at Tenzing Hillary airport at Lukla; after a quick exploration of the village, we’ll start our trek to Phakding, descending down alongside the deep Dudh Koshi River.

This trail leads to Namche Bazaar, which is situated over Chaunrikharka. Once we have descended from Lukla, we will continue an easy hike, passing the tiny village of - Ghat until we finally reach Phakding. Today’s - trekking for approximately 3 hours.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner. 

Trek Time: 3-4 hrs. trek and 35 Min flight

Max Altitude: 2800 m (Lukla) & 2652 m (Phakding)

Accommodation: Trek Lodge

Day 3: Trek from Phakding to Namche Bazaar

Today you will be trekking for approximately 6 hours to Namche Bazaar where we will be spending our day acclimatizing to the altitude. On our acclimatization hike you will get the first view of Everest. On this leg of the trek, we will be crossing the Dudh Koshi River, following the steps of our trekking guide.

On the way, you’ll be walking through pine forests as you follow the river, and if you trek in the spring season, you’ll be able to observe beautiful blooming rhododendron. 

Crossing the Dudh Koshi River over the Hillary Suspension Bridge - we will get to view several mountains like Kusum, Thamserku, and Kanguru which are above 6,000 meters.

We then stop for lunch at Monjo, where we enter the national park, we’ll continue trekking alongside the river passing the village of Jorsale. From Jorsale, the trail becomes a bit difficult with a steep ascent towards Namche Bazaar. Again, we will be crossing the river over the Hillary suspension bridge before ascending toward our destination of Namche Bazaar, where we will be viewing breathtaking views of stunning peaks - Everest, Nuptse, Lhotse, and Tawache. In Namche, you can take advantage of a hot shower in the hotel as in the upper regions, there might not be any showers.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner.

Trek Time: 10-12 km (5-6 hrs. trek)

Max Altitude: 3440 m

Accommodation: Trek Lodge

Day 4: Day Hike & Return to Namche Bazaar

Today, we will be spending another night in Namche for proper acclimatization. To ensure we are at our best, we’ll be hiking up in the surrounding hills to a higher elevation where we will visit and explore some sites as well as view the mind-blowing mountain sceneries. It is necessary to adapt the altitude properly.

There is also an alternative option for you to hike above the Bhote Koshi river valley to Thami or simlply tour around the headquarter of the national park to capture the best sunrise and sunset views of Everest and the Khumbu peaks.

The headquarters of National park showcases the culture of the Sherpas and the varied floras and faunas of this region. In Namche Bazaar, the local people sell locally made products like dried goat meat and much more.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner.

Max Altitude: 3440 m

Accommodation: Tea house or Trekking Lodge

Day 5: Trek through Kumjung to Tengboche

Today we will be trekking towards Thyanboche, and on the trail - you will be observing varied birds - Danphe (Pheasant – Nepal’s national bird) and others. You might even get to spot a Himalayan Thar - which is similar to a goat. Heading on the trail towards the Tengboche monastery, we’ll relish the views of Everest & several other snowcapped peaks.

Once we ascend to Thyangboche, we will see the monastery, where we can explore the tradition and religion of Buddhism. From the monastery, we will get splendid views of the mountains such as Ama Dablam, Kantenga, and the Everest. Today we’ll be trekking approximately 5 hours and we’ll be spending our night in Thyanboche.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Trek Time: 10 km (6 hrs trek)

Max Altitude: 3870 m

Accommodation: Trek Lodge

Day 6: Trek to Dingboche

Today we will be trekking to Dingboche and notice that the views of Everest getting closer. On our way, we will ascend towards the Pangboche village and stop for lunch with panoromic views of several snowcapped peaks. After lunch, our trek continues, following the Imja River and thus passing several teahouses while crossing river and and glaciers.

Once we reach Dingboche village, with its beautiful fields that are surrounded by the stone walls we’ll acclimatize once more in preparation for our final push to Everest Base Camp. Feel free to roam around the village, taking in the stone walls surrounding the crops for protection from the cold winds. Here you will find barley and potatoes.

Also from here, we can get amazing views of Everest hiding behind the Nuptse and Lhotse ridges. If the sky is clear – we’ll get a spectacular view of the sunset being revealed on the peaks.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner.

Trek Time: 11 km (6 hrs.)

Max Altitude: 4400 m

Accommodation: Trek Lodge

Day 7: Trek to Dingboche

Today, we will spend our night in Dingboche for the proper acclimatization. There are plenty of trails that we can choose from for our acclimatization hike such as the trail to Ama Dablam base camp, or a trail to the Chukung or Nagarjun hills.

The hike to the Ama Dablam peak leads to Everest base camp and on the trail - one gets splendid views of snowcapped peaks, whereas from the Nagarjuna hills (5100 m) one gets a striking view of Island Peak, Makalu, and Ama Dablam.

The hike to Chukhung at 4,750 meters will be the short hike. Nonetheless, one gets awesome views of several snow-capped peaks.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner.

Max Altitude: 4400 m

Accommodation: Trek Lodge

Day 8: Trek from Dingboche to Lobuche.

Today we’ll be heading to Lobuche, and on the way, we might come across expedition groups heading to summit the peaks. The hike will include a climb up a small ridge above Pheriche where we will be able to take in impressive views of Tawache and Cholatse peaks from the top of this stupa.

Our trail will then level out for relatively easy walking in the flat land on wide fields. Please be advised that you should always drink plenty of water and stay hydrated to avoid the altitude sickness during your trek.

Once we cross the Kumbu River and stop at Dughla for lunch, we’ll continue ascending through the rocky trails where we will pass stacks of stones constructed in memorial to the late Sherpa climbers.  From here, one gets amazing views of Mount Pumori, Lingtren, Khumbutse and many other snowcapped peaks.  We follow the river afterward to the Lobuche Lodge.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner.

Trek Time: 11-12 km (6-7 hrs.)

Max Altitude: 4900 m

Accommodation: Trek Lodge

Day 9: Trek to Gorakshep, Climb Kala Patthar or hike to the Everest Base Camp

Today is the big day - the Everest Base Camp!

We get up early for our long day and head for Gorakshep following a wide valley, which runs parallel to the Khumbu glacier. As we go, we ascend slowly and gradually while trekking to the higher altitudes. Once we reach the moraine of the Changnup glacier, we ascend and descend down rocky trails, which lead to Gorakshep.

After a brief rest and have something to eat, we’ll continue our trek to Everest Base Camp! Although one cannot get the views of Everest from the camp, you won’t be disappointed because there will be views of stunning glaciers, caves, and lakes. 

Note: While trekking to the Everest Base Camp arena, we do not visit the climbing camp out of the respect of climber's health and privacy.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner.

Trek Time: 15km (6-8 hrs.)

Max Altitude: 5180 m (Gorekshep) & 5364 m (EBC)

Accommodation: Trek Lodge

Day 10: Gorekshep to Kala Patthar and Pheriche

Today we wake up early in the morning and trek toward Kala Patthar to enjoy the fabulous sunrise with close views of Everest and several other snow-capped peaks. For this breathtaking view, we’ll be ascending a steep path that is a bit challenging, but the view you’ll get from this hill- KalaPathar, will blow you away.

You’ll also get views of Mount Ama Dablam, Changtse, Kangtenga, and Tewache  plus the Khumbu icefall. After a brief stay, we’ll descend to Gorakshep and cross the Khumbu river, where we ascend to the high hills where we get to capture views of Ama Dablam, the Imja valley, and Kantenga. Our destination will be Orsho where we will spend our night telling tales of all we’ve seen.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner.

Trek Time: 12-13 km (5-6 hrs)

Max Altitude: 5545 m (Kala Patthar) & 4320 m (Pheriche)

Accommodation: Trek Lodge

Day 11: Trek to Namche Bazaar - with views of Everest, Lhotse, and Ama Dablam.

Today, we will cross the Imja River on a suspension bridge and enjoy the amazing views of Ama Dablam, Imja valley, and Kangtega. As we retrace our path to Everest Base Camp back to Thyangboche we will descend a steep section of the trail into lush juniper, rhododendron and fir forests.

Here, we will cross the Dudh Koshi river and climb back up towards Trashinga and continue our trek to Shanasa and finally, Namche Bazaar. We spend the night in Namche Bazaar lodge.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner.

Trek Time: 13-15 km (7-8 hrs)

Max Altitude: 3440 m

Accommodation: Trek Lodge

Day 12: Hike back to Lukla

Today will be the last day of your trek, and we’ll be hiking approximately 5 hours, descending steeply before crossing the Dudh Koshi River to Jorsale. We then retrace our step back to Monjo, hiking through rhododendron and pine forests with views of Kusum Kangaru. The trail then ascends up to Lukla where we can enjoy a hot shower in our hotel.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner.

Trek Time: 16 km (6-7 hrs)

Max Altitude: 2800 m

Accommodation: Trek Lodge

Day 13: Return flight from Lukla to Kathmandu, weather permitting.

Today we take a flight to Kathmandu, which is approximately 35-40 minutes. Once we land, our representative will receive you and drop you at your hotel. Your options are wide open after that: you can stroll around Thamel area, visit souvenir shops in the afternoon take a rickshaw ride, visit Durbar Square or the Monkey Temple.

Later in the evening, Firante  will host a farewell dinner for the successful completion of our endeavor.

Meals: Breakfast and Dinner.

Trek Time: Flight 35 min

Max Altitude: 1350 m

Accommodation: A 3 Star Hotel in Kathmandu

Day 14: FInal Departure and Good Bye

Your 14 days Everest Base Camp Trekking journey comes to an end today unless you would like to extend some additional days for sightseeing some other places. If so, we can surely arrange that for you. Our representative will drop you at the airport three hours (recommended) prior to your flight schedule.

Meals: Breakfast

Trek Time: Airport Drop-Off in a Private Car

Max Altitude: 1350 m

Cost Includes

  • Airport transfer pick up and drop
  • Hotel accommodation in Kathmandu with breakfast (Twin sharing)
  • Domestic airfare (Kathmandu-Lukla-Kathmandu) 
  • Accommodation during the trek (Guest house)
  • Sightseeing in Kathmandu
  • Experienced English speaking local trekking guide, assistant trekking guide and local porter(s) along with their flights, salary, lodging, food and insurance
  • Trekking permits and all necessary paperwork
  • Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner during the trek(with tea and coffee)
  • First aid Medical kit
  • All government and local taxes (including 13% VAT and 10 % service charge)
  • Transportation on private vehicle as agreed on the itinerary

Cost Excludes

  • Your Nepal entry visa fee
  • All kinds of beverages (soft/hard)
  • Travel insurance and emergency evacuation expenses
  • Extra baggage charges in domestic flights­­­­­­­­­­­­ 
  • All entrance fees during KTM sightseeing
  • Additional days accommodation expenses 
  • All personal expenses 
  • Tips for guides and porters

Accommodation

 Firante Treks and Expedition Manages for best and comfortable accommodation and also provides you hygienic food. Standard (3 Star) are booked in the cities such as Kathmandu and Pokhara, whereas a tyical trek lodge will be booked on remote areas. 

Luxurious rooms from 5 Star hotels are also made avaiable on demand in the cities on additional cost but remote regionss dont have such facilities.

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