• Everest Base Camp (5,364m)
  • Beautiful Sunrise at Everest
  • Trekking in Everest region

Everest Base Camp Trekking

Trip at a Glance

  • Trip Name: Everest Base Camp Trekking
  • Trip Code: TMER-01
  • Trip Duration: 15 days
  • Trip Grade: Strenuous
  • Activities: Hiking/Trekking Tour
  • Accommodation: Hotel/ Tea house
  • Meals: All meals during trekking, Breakfast in Kathmandu
  • Transportation: Private vehicle & domestic flight
  • Best Season: Autumn & Spring (Other season: Considerable)
  • Country: Nepal, Asia
  • Max Altitude: 5,545m
  • Group size: Any

Trip Overview

Everest Base Camp Trekking Trip Map

Everest Base Camp Trek is one of the finest trekking packages in the Nepalese Himalaya. Our 15 days trekking package to the Everest Base Camp provides the chance to experience the magnificent splendour of the snowy peaks. The Everest Base Camp trek exposes you to an exceptional view of the outstanding mountain range whilst taking in the remarkable alpine environment and settlements. There is nothing more spectacular than seeing the highest peak in the world in its entire splendour. Mt. Everest (8,848m) maybe the fundamental attraction however it is also supported by the three highest peaks of the world including Lhotse which is 8,516m, Makalu (8,481m) and Cho Oyu; (8,201). This range of mountains rises to majestic heights which are all visible in the trek to Everest Base Camp (5,364m)

The Everest trekking package provides a unique opportunity to witness outstanding scenery, explore trails and experience the extraordinary character and natural wonders of the Himalayas. You will trek through majestic forests, groves of rhododendrons, waterfalls and ancient Sherpa villages. You’ll feel an incredible sense of accomplishments as you follow the path of Sir Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay who were the first to successfully climb Mt. Everest in 1953.

Everest Base Camp trek starts from the lovely mountain village of Lukla (2,840m) just a 30 minute scenic flight from Kathmandu. Heading north this trek then proceeds through characteristic Sherpa villages before reaching the prime destination of the Everest Base Camp and Kala Pattar.

Day 1: Arrival in Kathmandu, transfer to hotel, welcome dinner
Upon arrival at Kathmandu airport, our representative will welcome you holding a clear sign displaying your name. You’ll then be taken to your chosen hotel in the centre of the city. That evening we will provide a welcome dinner in a typical Nepali restaurant where you can taste authentic Nepali food and experience a cultural dance presentation. Meal Included: Dinner

Day 2: Kathmandu sightseeing and trek preparation
You’ll now go sightseeing whilst touring some of the cultural heritages within Kathmandu city. Explore UNESCO listed sites - Swyambhunath, Kathmandu Durbar Sqaure, Pashupatinath temple and Boudhnath stupa. A professional culture guide will be with you to provide you with the true insight behind their history. These places reflect the practices of Buddhism, Hinduism and society based traditions. A trek orientation program will then take place and additional trekking preparation to ensure all packing and required equipment is in check.Meal Included: Breakfast.

Day 3: Fly to Lukla, trek to Phakding (2,652m). 40 minute fly/ 3 Hours
After an early morning breakfast, you’ll then be transferred to the airport to fly to Lukla. This is 30 minute scenic flight over the striking Himalayan mountain ranges, landscapes and quintessential villages. At Lukla you’ll meet all crew members and begin the trek northward to Phakding village. Meal Included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 4: Trek from Phakding to Namche (3,440m). 5/6 hours trek
Today's trek will take about 5-6 hours starting
with a walk through pine forests along the Dudh Koshi River and crossing over a series of suspension bridges. After a steep climb over Chhutara, we’ll get to see the first view of Mt. Everest (8,848m) over the Lhotse-Nuptse ridge. We’ll finally reach Namche Bazaar for an overnight rest.  Meal Included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 5: Namche Bazaar: Acclimatisation
This is essentially a day of rest at Namche in order to acclimatize our bodies with such elevation. You will have the opportunity to hike to Khumjung village (3,786m) and explore monasteries and local Sherpa villages. Namche itself is a famous town with some modern facilities. Enjoy your visit around, you’ll then stay overnight. Meal Included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 6: Trek from Namche to Tengboche (3,870m). 5 Hours trek
Following breakfast, we’ll start trekking towards the village of Tengboche. Today you’ll experience the amazing sights of several peaks including Mt. Everest (8,848m), Thamserku (6,623m), Ama Dablam (6,812m), Lhotse (8,516m), Nuptse (7,861m) to name just a few. Whilst passing through forests, you’re likely to encounter extraordinary wildlife. Meal Included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 7: Trek from Tengboche to Dingboche (4,360m). 6 hours trek
A morning hike will give you the opportunity to take some fantastic pictures of the Tengboche monastery. The trek then offers great views on the way to Pangboche village whilst passing chhortens and Mani walls. Lunch will then take place overlooking Mt. Ama Dablam. The afternoon trek is less demanding as we enter the Imja Valley. Finally, we’ll ascend the steep path before reaching Dingboche village (4,360m) where we’ll stay the night. Meal Included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 8: Dingboche: day rest
This will be our second day of rest. Simply relish and relax in a place of such natural beauty for the day or take a short climb to the top of the ridge and admire three of the six highest peaks in the world including Lhotse, Makalu and Cho Oyo. Stay overnight.  Meal Included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 9: Trek from Dingboche to Lobuche (4,940m).5/6 hours trek
Trek along the arid terrace with outstanding views of the surrounding valleys and Mt. Pumori (7,138m). The trail descends and crosses a fast-flowing stream on a wooden bridge. We will then stop at Duglha for lunch. After a short rest we’ll then climb over the steep terminal moraine of Khumbu Glacier. Passing prayer flags and stones raised in memory of those who have died climbing, we will be reminded of the sheer scale and extremity of Mt Everest. We’ll stay the night in Lobuche.  Meal Included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 10: Trek from Lobuche to Gorak Shep (5,170m), hike to Everest Base Camp (5,364m). 6/7 hours trek
Today is the longest trekking day of the adventure to reach our goal; Everest Base Camp. Walking through such a moraine and slippery trail is difficult, but the incredible 360°mountain view will inspire further strength and motivation. Since there is no place to stay at Everest Base Camp we’ll return to Gorak Shep for an overnight stay. Meal Included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 11: Hike to Kala Patthar (5.545m) and trek to Pheriche (4,280m). 5 hours trek 
Today reaches another climax - Kala Patthar (5,545m), a dramatic sunrise viewing point. At Kala Patthar, trekkers are surrounded with countless high peaks offering great photo opportunities. Having spent some time to relax and take in unrivalled natural beauty, we’ll then walk back to Gorak Shep. The trek will then continue back downhill to Pheriche for a well earnt night’s rest. 
Meal Included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 12: Trek from Pheriche to Namche Bazaar (3,440m). 5/6 hours trek
Continuing our descent, the trail will take us across the Dudh Koshi River and along the Dudh Kosti gorge rapidly descending through the pine forests. There will be the opportunity to see the Himalayan Thar and Pheasant. We’ll finally reach to the Namche Bazaar for an overnight stay. Meal Included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 13: Trek from Namche Bazaar to Lukla (2,800m)/ 6/7 hours trek
Breakfast is followed by a trek towards the Lukla valley. Taking in the superb view of landscapes and mountains in the distance, you’ll also have the chance to meet and converse with local people in the area. Overnight stay at Lukla. Meal Included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 14: Fly from Lukla to Kathmandu
Finally, a day with no trekking as we’ll take a scenic morning flight back to Kathmandu. Upon arrival and transfer to a hotel, you then have the rest of the day to do whatever you like. This may be simply relaxing or exploring Kathmandu. You may even wish to do some last minute shopping for yourself, friends and family. Overnight in Kathmandu. Meal Included: Breakfast

Day 15: Final departure transfer
3 hours prior to your flight time, we will transfer you to the airport to fly to your onward destination. Meal Included: Breakfast

NOTE: Please be aware that the length of this trip can be reduced or extended. Please contact us, if you want to customize it.

  • Airport pickup and drop
  • Kathmandu city tour by car
  • Kathmandu-Lukla-Kathmandu flights
  • Hotel in Kathmandu with breakfast 
  • Lodge to lodge accommodation during trekking
  • Breakfast, lunch and dinner during the trek
  • English speaking trekking guide
  • Porters to carry luggage (2 trekkers =1 porter)
  • Salary, insurance, food and lodging for guide and porter
  • Trekking permits and National parks fees
  • Welcome dinner
  • Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu except welcome
  • Travel and rescue insurance
  • Personal expenses (phone calls, laundry, bar bills, battery recharge, Bottled or boiled water, shower etc.)
  • Tips for guides and porters

Equipment's Check List

Trekking Mart has listed some of the basic equipment suggested for the Everest base camp trek. Some equipment can be hired in Kathmandu. Click here for a suggested check list.

Useful Info

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