Everest Base Camp Trekking

Trip Facts

  • Cost Start FromUS$ 1190 per person
  • Duration 14 Days
  • Trip Difficulty Moderate
  • TransportationPrivate Vehicle / Aeroplane
  • Trip StyleTrekking
  • DestinationNepal
  • Accommodation: 3 Star (or greater) Hotel
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About Trip

Everest Base Camp Trek is the most famous and highly recommended trekking route to experience a once in a lifetime experience. The Everest Base Camp Trekking is considered as tough and most adventurous expedition hence it is a dream journey for the seekers of adventure.

Mount Everest is the highest peak of our planet and to have the most exquisite glimpse of this summit, Everest Base Camp trekking is the best choice. Everest Base Camp trek also offers outstanding views of the highest snowcapped mountains at a closer stance than anywhere in the world. The wonderful views of highest mountains like Mount Everest (8848m), Mount Lhotse (8501m), Mount Cho Oyu (8153m), Mount Makalu(8463m) and Mount Amadablam(6856m) while passing through many glaciers, Sherpa villages and pine and rhododendron forests makes the trip really enchanting. Sherpa villagers follow Buddhism, and its presence can be felt in monuments, monasteries and festooned flags throughout the trail. The flora and fauna at the base of the highest mountain teemed in Sagarmatha National park is marvellous.

Trip Highlights

  •  Buddhist monasteries in Namche, Khumjung, Tengboche and Panboche
  •  Massive views of Ama Dablam from Mugla Pass
  •  Sunrise views from Kalapathar with Mt Everest, Pumari, Nuptse, Lhotse and many more
  •  View of Khumbu Ice fall and glacier
  •  Spend two nights at Namche Bazaar, the bustling market town in the heart of Sherpa country
  •  Spend several days through the homelands of the Sherpa people

Outline Itinerary

  • Day 01:Arrival in Kathmandu
  • Day 02:Flight from Kathmandu to Lukla, then trek to Phakding (2652m): 3-4 Hours
  • Day 03:Trek from Phakding to Namche Bazaar (3440m): 5-4 Hours
  • Day 04:Namche: Acclimatization and Rest Day
  • Day 05:Trek from Namche to Phorse Village (3800m): 5-6 Hours
  • Day 06:Trek from Phorse Village to Dingboche (4360m): 6-7 Hours
  • Day 07:Trek from Dingboche to Duglha (4600m): 3-4 Hours
  • Day 08:Trek from Duglha to Lobuche (4940m): 2-4 Hours
  • Day 09:Trek from Lobuche to Gorakshep (5150m) to Everest Base Camp (5364m), back to Gorakshep: 7-8 Hours
  • Day 10:Trek from Gorakshep to Kalapatthar (5545m) to Pheriche (4280m): 7-8 Hours
  • Day 11:Trek from Pheriche to Namche (3440m): 6-7 Hours
  • Day 12:Trek from Namche to Phakding and then to Lukla (2800m): 5-6 Hours
  • Day 13:Flight back to Kathmandu
  • Day 14:Final Departure or onward for next program

Cost Includes

  • Airport / Hotel / Airport pick up & drop by private vehicle.
  • All your stander Meals (breakfast, lunch and dinner) during the trek.
  • Tea House hotel accommodation during the trek.
  • A highly experienced, helpful and friendly government license holder Guide, his food,accommodation, salary, insurance, equipments, medicine.
  • Porter if needed.
  • Round Trip flight fare Kathmandu - Lukla
  • Kathmandu & domestic airport taxes in Kathmandu and Lukla airport for Group and crews.
  • National Park permits.
  • TIMS (trekkers’ information management System.)
  • All ground transportation.
  • All our government taxes.
  • Official expanse.

Cost Excludes

  • Your travel insurance. (Compulsory)
  • International air fare.
  • Nepal entry visa fee.
  • Items of a personal nature such as alcoholic drinks, cold drinks, laundry.
  • Personal trekking Equipments.
  • tips for guide and potter etc.

Detail Itinerary

  • Day 01Arrival in KathmanduArrival in Kathmandu. Our Airport Representative will meet you at the Tribhuwan International Airport. A drop to the Hotel by private tourist vehicle is arranged. You can either take a rest or meet us at our office and know the detail arrangement of the Trek. Overnight stay at the hotel.
  • Day 02Flight from Kathmandu to Lukla, then trek to Phakding (2652m): 3-4 HoursEarly morning the drive from hotel to domestic airport terminal after breakfast. The flight to Luklagives outstanding views of early morning sunrise on the snowcapped mountains. On landing Tenzing-Hillary Airport after a 40 minutes at Lukla, we reach the gateway to theHimalayas. The trek begins from the airport itself soon after meeting our crew there from where Phakdungis a short walk. As this is the first day of the trek, we rest in Phakding.
  • Day 03Trek from Phakding to Namche Bazaar (3440m): 5-4 HoursStarting early in the morning, the route passes through beautiful pine forests, DudhKoshi River and views of MauntThamserku. After passing a few settlements we a checkpost, the entrance of Sagarmatha National Park. We further walk through the confluence of DudhKoshi River and BhoteKoshi River, and take a steep ascent to Namche Bazaar where the first sight of marvelous Mount Everest and ridges of Mount Lhotse and Mount Nuptse welcomes us.
  • Day 04Namche: Acclimatization and Rest DayNamche Bazaar, the biggest settlement in the Khumbu region, is well facilitated with ATMs, Internet cafes, restaurants, bakeries et cetera. Although it’s rest day for acclimatization, we go for a short hike to a nearby viewpoint (Thame or Khunde) and take a tour of the place including the Tourist Visitor Center where information about Everest climbers, Sherpa people and their culture and flora and fauna of the region are briefed.
  • Day 05Trek from Namche to Phorse Village (3800m): 5-6 HoursAfter breakfast in Namche the Trek toPhorse begins. One can reach Mugla Pass and view the beautiful glimpse of Mount AmaDablam, Mount Khumbu and Mount Thamserku. Upon decending to the DudhKoshi and crossing the bridge and the trail ascends through rhododendron, pine and oak forests to reach Phorse. Overnight stay at a lodge in the village.
  • Day 06Trek from Phorse Village to Dingboche (4360m): 6-7 HoursTrek from Phorse to Dingboche starts the other day with a visit to biggest BuddistMonastry in the region.The journey continues through alpine forests to a large village of upper Pangboche and further through villages of Shomare, Orsho and TsuroWog. One can view beautiful view of soaring mountains of Taboche, Mount Thamserku, Mount AmaDablam, Mount Nuptse, Mount Cholatse and Mount Lhotse along with others while passing through the KhumbilaKhola valley to ridge top. On moving further through the trail through ImjaKhola eventually Dingboche is reached.
  • Day 07Trek from Dingboche to Duglha (4600m): 3-4 HoursToday, the climb begins from Duglha through the KhumbuKhola valley. On the way we see Dusa the Yak herders place, Phulong Karp, the camp of the first successful Everest Expedition in 1953 AD. Cholalake besides enjoying the view of Mount Pumori.
  • Day 08Trek from Duglha to Lobuche (4940m): 2-4 HoursDuring the trek after walking up the steep terminal moraine of the Khumbu glacier, the ascent to ChupkiLhara begins where one can find the slopes with boulders. One comes across the collection of stones with prayer flags used as memories to American mountaineer Scott Fischer and to BabuChhiri Sherpa, the 10 time Everest Summitteer Nepalese citizen. Beautiful view Khumbutse, Mount Lingtse, Mount Pumori and Mount Mahalangur can be viewed as trail crosses the Khumbu glacier where little symptoms of altitude sickness can be experienced.
  • Day 09Trek from Lobuche to Gorakshep (5150m) to Everest Base Camp (5364m), back to Gorakshep: 7-8 HoursThis is the most important day of the Everst Base Camp trek route. At Thangma Riju one can experience the 360 degree panaromic view snowcapped mountains. Actually Mount Everest is not seen from here however Mount Nuptse, Mount Nuptse and Mount Pumori can be viewed very well. Below Mount Pumori a grey grassy land of Kalopaththar can be seen after climbing up the steep through terrain of Changri glacier.
  • Day 10Trek from Gorakshep to Kalapatthar (5545m) to Pheriche (4280m): 7-8 HoursOn the climax of this trip the trek starts much early in the morning so that trekkers can witness the glimpse of the Mount Everest when the dusk turns to bright morning with light of the day. On the way Peak s Lingtren, Khumbutse, Changtse are viewed. It is recommended that during the ascent to Kalapththar which takes hours one pauses and catch breath while snapping the photos at times. Panaromic view of Himalayas can be seen at Gorakshep. The descent to Periche begins after Lunch.
  • Day 11Trek from Pheriche to Namche (3440m): 6-7 HoursThe descend continues through the Jame route back to the terminal moraine at Duglha, passing through the beautiful village of Pheriche and Orsho along with Shomare. On reaching Pangboche village one can explore the oldest monastry in the region which has the legend of storing scalp and bones of YETI, the repulsive snowman. Moving further over the bridge aboveDudhKoshi River and DudhKoshi gorge down the descent through pineforests, the path reaches Sansa trail junction. After lunch the trail to Namche bazar continues appreciating the marvel of Mount Amadabla, Mount Lhotse, views of the tip of Everest and Tengboche on the trail route.
  • Day 12Trek from Namche to Phakding and then to Lukla (2800m): 5-6 HoursThe last day of the trek continues with the steep downward trail. Trekkers need to walk really slow very controlled and in a balanced manner on the steep rocky terrain until reaching the suspension bridge over DudhKoshi, passing through the open plain, rhododendron forest while enjoying distant view of snow covered mountains. Finally Lukla is reached.
  • Day 13Flight back to KathmanduThis is the day when Mountain flight from Lukla to Kathmandu is enjoyed over once again. On reaching Kathmandu it is time to enjoy shopping and walking round the city. The evening is to celebrate for successfully completion of Everest Base Camp trip.
  • Day 14Final Departure or onward for next program The final day in Nepal is the last time one can enjoy shopping and have pleasant sightseeing around the cultural city of Kathmandu valley before leaving for Tribhuwan International Airport on scheduled flight time.

Depature Details

Trip Note

Often the Kathmandu-Lukla-Kathmandu flight gets delayed by a few hours or may even be canceled for one, two, or more days due to unfavorable weather conditions. Such conditions may arise even in the best seasons. Hence, in such cases, you must be prepared for long waits both at Kathmandu or Lukla airports, as this can happen either at the start or end of the trek or even both!  We do our utmost to avoid such delays, and fix you on next flight. Still, we suggest you to be prepared for possible delays/cancellation, and if possible to come with some extra buffer days (1-2 days) at the end of the trip to accommodate such delays. We also organize heli rescue in such conditions, if it's available and upon request by our clients. The helicopter charges around USD 3500 and it can lift 4-5 persons per flight. If everything runs smoothly and if interested, you can also enjoy other activities like sightseeing, rafting, wildlife activities, shopping, etc during your buffer days.

Sometime Kathmandu-lukla-kathmanduflight  gets delayed or cancelled by unfavorable weather for some hours or a days.This kind of situation will be happened anytime in year around. So in this case you must prepared for long waits in both way and fix you on next flight. If it delay for long time we will organize heli rescue in such conditions, If it available and upon request of our guests. The heli charge will be around USD 3500 and it lifht 4-5 people per flight. If everything is normal, you can also enjoy other activities like as rafting,

In case, the flight delay/cancellation happens at the start of trip and it goes so long that it disturbs your onward travel schedule, you are free to choose an alternative trip: such a trek in the Annapurna, Langtang, or any other regions.  If you are not interested in the alternative trip and would rather wait for the trip, you are welcome to wait in Kathmandu for as many days as it takes to get a flight to Lukla. However, please note that there will be no refund, if you lose your time waiting at the airport and do not take an alternative tour or you only do short trek later due to time limitation. If the cancellation happens before the trip, we will provide you accommodation and lunch in a guesthouse in Kathmandu. In case of the flight delay/cancelation after finishing of the trek, you will be responsible for all your expenses. Please also note that you will not be entitled to any refund for the services (such as hotel, transport, flight, etc) included in the package that you would not use later.

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