Everest Base Camp Trek – 14 Days

USD 1,355
  • Activities
    Everest Base Camp Trek
  • Max Elevation
    5,545 m at Kalapatthar
  • Trip Duration
    14 Days
  • Trip Grade
    Moderate to Adventurous
  • Lodging
    Tea house on Trek & Hotel/Resort on City
  • Meals
    Full Board During Trek, BB Plan on City
  • Transportation
    Private vehicle & flight
  • Communication
    Available
  • Group Size
    Minimum 2
  • Best Season
    Autumn and Spring

Everest Base Camp, also known as EBC trek, is an expedition of a lifetime that takes the trekking enthusiast to the foothills of the tallest mountain in the world, Mt Everest (8,849 meters). In an ideal world, it would be everyone’s wish to stand on top of the world at least once in a lifetime; however, it is not an easy dream for many.

Still, the Everest Base Camp trekking adventure at the foothills of the tallest snow-capped wonder in the world, also known as the third pole, is an ideal way to admire the beauty of Mt. Everest and other magnificent peaks in the Himalayas. This short-sweet immersive exploration of the Khumbu region skips the weeks of trudging to reach the summit of Everest but doesn’t miss a beat when it comes to discovering the hidden gems of the Himalayas.

Top Highlights of the Everest Base Camp Trekking

  • Expedition to the foothills of the tallest snowy figurine in the world, Mt. Everest (8,849 meters)
  • Naturally, the world’s highest base camp, Everest Base Camp (5,364 meters)
  • Scenic cross-valley flight to Lukla from Kathmandu
  • 360° panoramic views of the highest 8,000-ers like Mt. Lhotse, Mt. Nuptse, Mt. Makalu, Mt. Cho Oyu, and Everest, including several other smaller peaks
  • Highest point of the Everest Base Camp trekking, KalaPatthar (5,545 meters)
  • Exploration of the UNESCO World Heritage Site, Sagarmatha National Park
  • Tengboche Monastery, the biggest and oldest Buddhist Gompa in the Khumbu region
  • Highest glacier in the world and the biggest glacier in Nepal, Khumbu Glacier, and Ngozumpa Glacier, the longest glacier in the country
  • The oldest museum in the Everest region named after Sir Edmund Hillary, Hillary Museum, that showcases the rich Sherpa culture and history
  • Vibrant and immersive traditions and culture of the Sherpa communities that will be reflected on teahouses along the trail

Nepal Guide Trek and Expedition offer the best value itinerary plans for our esteemed guests. Although the Everest Base Camp trekking is considered one the toughest trekking expenditure in the country, our ideally tailored itinerary plans fit perfectly for both beginners and experienced trekkers.

The EBC expedition designed by Nepal Guide Treks and Expedition intends to make the Khumbu region adventure immersive and comfortable, with enough days to acclimatize to the higher altitude. Our slow-paced exploration of the Everest Base Camp allows you to truly soak in the memorable experience of the high Himalayas without having to worry about anything.

  • Day 01: Arrival at Kathmandu and city exploration

    Kathmandu Elevation: 1,345 meters

    Duration: Respective flight duration, 15-20 minutes drive

    After your arrival at the Tribhuvan International Airport (TIA), proceed toward the terminal, where our representative will be waiting for you. With clear and visible banners for effortless transit, our representatives will welcome and drive you to your respective hotel. It will take around a 15-20 minute drive, depending upon the traffic condition to shift you to your hotel at the heart of Kathmandu. Our representative will assist you with the check-in process at the hotel.

    Get enough rest, and if you want to explore the bustling city of Kathmandu, you could check out the major spots in the capital. This is also the day to check your gear and prepare them for the trek; if you want to buy or rent any trekking equipment, you can do it in Kathmandu, depending on your specification and needs.

    And at the evening, our guide will brief you about the trekking expedition. We will host a welcome dinner to mark the commencement of our adventure and drop you back at your hotel via private vehicle.

    Accommodation: Hotel in Kathmandu

    Meals: Welcome Dinner (2 x BB plan during the expedition)

  • Day 02: Kathmandu to Lukla flight and 3-hour trek to Phakding

    Kathmandu Elevation: 1,345 meters

    Lukla Elevation: 2,800 meters

    Phakding Elevation: 2,640 meters

    Elevation Gain (Kathmandu to Lukla): 1,455 meters

    Elevation Loss (Lukla to Phakding): 160 meters

    Duration: 35-40 minutes flight and 3-hour trek

    On the second day of the Everest Base Camp trek, you will start your journey early in the morning. After having breakfast in the morning, our representative will drive you to TIA, from where you will board an early-morning flight to Lukla. The scenic cross-valley flight across the lush green valley below to the glacial region enjoying the magnificent view of massifs in the Himalayas will be something you will always treasure.

    The flight will take around 35-40 minutes before you arrive at Lukla. After landing in Lukla, you will enjoy a healthy breakfast; then, meet the rest of the expedition team here and, after resting for a while, move along the trail toward Phakding. It’s an easy day trek today; you will head slightly downhill toward Phakding. The trail takes you through the Dudh Koshi Valley and over the ridge covered in Mani stones; after 3 hours of trekking, you will reach Phakding. This will be your resting destination tonight; you will stay overnight at a lodge in Phakding, a popular overnight stop enroute to the Everest Base Camp adventures.

    Accommodation: Tea House Lodge

    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  • Day 03: Trekking from Phakding to Namche Bazaar

    Phakding Elevation: 2,640 meters

    Namche Bazaar Elevation: 3,440 meters

    Elevation Gain: 800 meters

    Duration: 5-6 hours

    The adventure this day will start early again; you will move along the banks of Dudh Koshi River towards the north. You will cross several suspension bridges in this day’s trek, including the Hillary Suspension Bridge; chortens and Buddhist prayer flags will lighten up the path in today’s trek. After about 3 hours of trekking from the starting point, you will reach the Sagarmatha National Park.

    You will pass through several beautiful Sherpa civilizations like Chimayo, Benkar, Jorsale, and Monjo. The trekking route along the lush pine forest will also be accompanied by the magnificent views of Mt. Everest and several mountains ranges up to the Nuptse-Lhotse ridge.

    During the last stretch of this day’s trek, you will take a steep hike to the Nachme Bazaar, the most lively business hub of the Khumbu region. After 5-6 hours of trekking, you will be rewarded with breathtaking views of the Himalayas, including the three mountain ranges, Kwangde Ri (6,187 meters), Khumbila (5,707 meters), and Thamserku (6,648 meters) that surround the natural bowl that Namche sits on.

    Accommodation: Tea House Lodge

    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  • Day 04: Acclimatization day at Namche Bazaar

    Namche Bazaar Elevation: 3,440 meters

    The third day of the Everest Three High Passes trek will be the rest day; you will spend your day adapting to the acclimatization process. Getting used to the high-altitude region after a significant elevation jump is essential during trekking as it is very effective to prevent altitude sickness and replenish the exhausted body.

    There are several things you can do on this acclimatization day; if you are feeling energetic, you could hike up to the airstrip of Syanbouche (3,790 meters) and other Sherpa villages in the region, like Khunde and Khumjung. Or, just simply stroll around the bustling trade hub exploring its highlights like Hillary School, Khumjung Monastery, Dingboche Airport, and Everest View Hotel, the highest-placed hotel in the world at 3,962 meters altitude (13,000 feet).

    If you are lucky, you may be able to witness the weekly bazaar that takes place on Saturdays and Sundays in the region, where traders from all over the Khumbu region gather to display their products.

    Accommodation: Tea House Lodge

    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  • Day 05: Namche Bazaar to Tyangboche trek

    Namche Bazaar Elevation: 3,440 meters

    Tyangboche Elevation: 3,867 meters

    Elevation Gain: 427 meters

    Duration: 5-6 hours

    After recharging during the acclimatization day, this day’s adventure will commence shortly after a healthy breakfast in Namche Bazaar. This day’s trekking will roughly cover a distance of 10km and will last approximately 5 hours. Passing along the Dudh Koshi River, the thick forest in the region (rhododendron and juniper), then towards the narrow and steep region where the treelines will gradually start withering into complete spectacular plain vistas of the high-Himalayan region.

    This day’s trekking will also be rewarded with the view of alluring snowy peaks like Mt. Everest, Mt. Lhotse, Mt. Ama Dablam, Mt. Nuptse, including several others. After arriving in Tengboche, you will be able to witness the spiritual presence of the oldest monastery in Nepal, the Tengbohce Monastery. The monks in the monastery also allow the visitor to partake in attending the prayers, so if you are interested, you can witness it (usually around 3 p.m.). Tonight, you will rest at a lodge in Tengboche.

    Accommodation: Tea House Lodge

    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  • Day 06: Trekking from Tyangboche to Dingboche

    Tyangboche Elevation: 3,867 meters

    Dingboche Elevation: 4,260 meters

    Elevation Gain: 393 meters

    Duration: 5-6 hours

    On this day, you will venture deeper into the heart of the Khumbu region; following the Imja Khola, you will traverse across several suspension bridges towards the Imja valley. You will trek through the lush alpine woods, following the remnant of the Duh Koshi River towards Dingboche, the highest Sherpa civilization in the Khumbu region and the last permanent village in the Khumbu region. Today, you will cover a distance of around 12 km as you pass the Khumbila Khola Valley and climb uphill toward the ridgeline to Somare; the clear views of Mt. Ama Dablam, Mt. Cholatse, Mt. Nuptse, and several others will brighten up this beautiful trekking route.

    Then the trail continues from Somare to Dingboche; Somare village separates the route between Dingboche and Pheriche. So, you will head on toward the Imja Valley, the gateway of the Dinboche settlement; as you enter Dinboche, you will witness the windswept fields the valley is famous for.

    Dinboche, popular as the ‘summer valley,’ is surrounded by farms protected by stone fences, especially potato farms; the stone fences protect the field from harsh high-altitude winds and grazing animals. You will spend your night here tonight in the last permanent Sherpa settlement enjoying the tasty delicacies and the warm environment of the high-Himalayas civilization.

    Accommodation: Tea House Lodge

    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  • Day 07: Dingboche to Lobuche via steep terminal moraine

    Dingboche Elevation: 4,260 meters

    Lobuche Elevation: 4,930 meters

    Elevation Gain: 670 meters

    Duration: 5-6 hours

    After resting up at the last permanent village, you will start the journey early in the morning with a healthy breakfast. Today you will pass through the steep terminal moraine created by the Khumbu Glacier, the highest glacier in the world. As the altitude gain is significant on this day, it is very important to move slowly and stay hydrated.

    On your way to Lobuche, you will move across the rocky outcroppings, alpine scrubs, and Yak pasture ground, reaching a small village Dughla. After having lunch at Dughla, which hosts a few teahouses, you will move toward the Thukla Pass, the Everest Memorial Ground, a graveyard for the mountaineers who died on the slopes of Mt. Everest.

    Enjoying the incredible views of Mt. Pumori, Mt. Khumbutse, Mt. Changtse, Mt. Ama Dablam, Mt. Nuptse, Mt. Tawche, and of course, Lobuche Peak, you will reach the Lobuche Village, your resting destination tonight.

    Accommodation: Tea House Lodge

    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  • Day 08: Trekking from Lobuche to Gorakshep to Everest Base Camp and back to Gorakshep

    Lobuche Elevation: 4,930 meters

    Gorakshep Elevation: 5,180 meters

    Everest Base Camp Elevation: 5,364 meters

    Elevation Gain (Lobuche to Gorakshep): 250 meters

    Elevation Gain (Gorakashep to Everest Base Camp): 184 meters

    Duration: 7-8 hours

    Finally, this is the big day for all trekking enthusiasts; today, you will traverse the foothills of the tallest snow-capped peak in the world. On the first part of the early morning adventure, you will trek towards the Gorakshep, the last human civilization en route to the Mt. Everest expeditions.

    Upon reaching the Gorakshep and resting for a bit, you will push forward to the Everest Base Camp, following the glacial moraine of the Khumbu Glacier. The rocky trails, steep climbs, and glacial segment of the Khumbu ridge can be a little challenging on this day. But, the panoramic views of the tallest mountain in the world, Mt. Everest, and its surrounding peaks like Mt. Pumori and Mt. Changtse, Mt. Chumbu, Mt. Lingtren, including the Khumbu Glacier, and Ice Fall will certainly make the trip worth it.

    After immersing in the true beauty of the high Himalayas to the heart’s content and with the gratifying experience, you will trek back to Gorakshep for a well-deserved rest at one of the finest teahouses of the last human settlement of the Khumbu region enroute to Mt. Everest.

    Accommodation: Tea House Lodge

    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  • Day 09: Morning hike to KalaPatthar and trekking down to Pheriche

    Gorakshep Elevation: 5,180 meters

    KalaPatthar Elevation: 5,545 meters

    Pheriche Elevation: 4,243 meters

    Elevation Gain (Gorakshep to KalaPatthar): 365 meters

    Elevation Loss (KalaPatthar to Pheriche): 1,302 meters

    Duration: 5-6 hours

    On the ninth day of Everest Base Camp trekking, you will hike up to the high elevation point of this entire trek, KalaPatthar (5,545 meters). The trekking of the highest point in the Khumbu region would be an incomplete adventure without the spectacular 360° views of the Himalayas from KalaPatthar.

    Especially the sunrise view of the sun peeking in between the high-Himalayan slopes and slowly lighting the snow diamonds to their purest form is an incredible not-to-miss event after traveling to the Khumbu region. That’s why an early morning hike to KalaPathhar is a famous itinerary among mountaineering enthusiasts. You will be able to enjoy the unprecedented views of the entire Khumbu region, including the mountain peaks Mt. Everest, Mt. Lhotse. Mt. Nuptse, Mt. Ama Dablam, Mt. Pumori and others.

    After soaking in the alluring magical beauty of the early-morning Himalayas, you will trek down following the ridgeline, leaving Gorakshep behind towards Pheriche. This will be your resting destination tonight, where you will enjoy the warm food and the best accommodation in the region.

    Accommodation: Tea House Lodge

    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  • Day 10: Trekking to Tyangboche from Pheriche

    Pheriche Elevation: 4,243 meters

    Tyangboche Elevation: 3,867 meters

    Elevation Loss: 376 meters

    Duration: 5-6 hours

    On this day of retracing our step back to the starting point, you will trek towards Tyangboche. The trails going downhill are considerably easy today, but there are also a few uphill segments along the way. After reaching Pangboche Village, you will descend alongside the Imja Khola and climb up to Tyangboche.

    Relishing the spiritual realm of the Tyangboche Monastery, the largest gompa in the entire Khumbu region, you will rest up here tonight. If you are interested, travelers are allowed to witness the worshipping ritual ‘Puja’ at around 3 p.m., monks chanting from their praying books.

    Accommodation: Tea House Lodge

    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  • Day 11: Retracing steps back to Namche Bazaar from Tyangboche

    Tyangboche Elevation: 3,867 meters

    Namche Bazaar Elevation: 3,440 meters

    Elevation Loss: 427 meters

    Duration: 5-6 hours

    With a head start from Tyangboche, you will move towards the trading hub of the Khumbu Region, Namche Bazaar, today. During the approach to Namche Bazaar, you will witness the greenery return to the trekking route. Following the trail of the Dudh Koshi River, you will cross the suspension bridge over the river and move towards the Phunki Tenga. You will also pass the high-Himalayas Sherpa civilizations like Tashinga and Sansa to reach Namche Bazaar.

    At Khumbu’s most vibrant town, you will be able to use all the modern-day technology, from extensive accommodation facilities to eatery; it will be like your first day back to modern civilization. Take a well-deserved break, re-stock anything you need, and just enjoy the modernity this bustling town of the Himalayas has to offer.

    Accommodation: Tea House Lodge

    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  • Day 12: Trekking to Lukla from Namche Bazaar

    Namche Bazaar Elevation: 3,440 meters

    Lukla Elevation: 2,800 meters

    Elevation Loss: 640 meters

    Duration: 5-6 hours

    Day 12 will be the last adventure day of your Everest Base Camp trekking expedition, you will trek back to Lukla, where this adventure began. Enjoying the same beautiful high-Himalayas scenery during your ascent, but from a different perspective, you will pass through a lush forest filled with the aroma of rhododendron and pine trees and beautiful Sherpa villages. Following the steep trails along the Dudh Koshi River, you will cross the suspension bridges three times over the Bhote Koshi River.

    Passing the Sherpa villages Phakding and Monjo along the route, you will climb uphill for about 45 minutes during the last stretch to arrive at Lukla. Celebrating the completion of your Everest Base Camp trekking expedition, you will stay overnight here, enjoying the services of the finest teahouse in the town.

    Accommodation: Tea House Lodge

    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  • Day 13: Flight back to Kathmandu from Lukla

    Lukla Elevation: 2,800 meters

    Kathmandu Elevation: 1,345 meters

    Elevation Loss: 1,455 meters

    Duration: 5-6 hours

    Concluding the adventure of the high-Himalayan region in the country, you will board a flight back to Kathmandu from Lukla after breakfast. With a heart filled with gratifying experience and fond memories, you will witness the alluring peaks of the Himalayas one last time in this cross-valley flight leaving the rocky glacial region and moving towards the capital.

    As the flight lasts just 35-40 minutes, you will be transferred back to your respective hotels to get refreshed. After resting for a while, you will still have enough time to stroll around the popular landmarks in the capital and collect souvenirs to remember the journey. In the evening, Nepal Guide Treks and Expedition will host a farewell dinner to celebrate the successful completion of the Everest Base Camp trek. After dinner, our representative will drop you back at your hotel, where you will rest up for the night.

    Accommodation: Hotel in Kathmandu

    Meals: Fare-well dinner (BB plan)

  • Day 14: Drop off at TIA according to your flight schedule

    Following the completion of the Everest Base Camp trekking expedition, this will be the day where we will bid farewell. Nepal Guide Treks and Expedition representative will pick you up from your hotel and drive to TIA as per your flight schedule.

    Remember, you will have to get to the airport at least 3 hours prior to the flight. Have a safe return journey, and let’s meet again for your next remarkable adventure!!

What's included?
  • Pick-up and drop-off from the international and local airports via private transport
  • Two nights stay in Kathmandu, during the arrival on Day 1 and on return from Lukla after adventure on Day 13, BB plan included for our esteemed guests
  • Arrangement of the private transport services for all ground transportation mentioned in the itinerary
  • Healthy and nutritious meals throughout the expedition (breakfast, lunch, and dinner)
  • Accommodation services in the finest teahouses and lodges along the trail
  • Guide map and handbook of the expedition region for a more informative and immersive experience
  • TIMS (Trekker’s Information Management Systems) Card and permit that is required for entry into the Everest region and Sagarmatha National Park
  • The round air trip transportation on Day 2 and Day 13 (Luka- Kathmandu)
  • Well-trained, experienced and Government licensed trekking guides and expedition leader
  • Porters to carry luggage and equipment (required number of porter for the expedition, generally one porter for two trekkers)
  • Expenses for the guide and staff food, accommodation, salary, equipment, and insurance
  • First aid kit and respondent throughout the trek to ensure the safety of trekkers and expedition crew
  • Welcome and farewell dinner for the beautiful closure to the adventure
  • Our package cost includes all the expenses like tax, vat, and other government expenses, including our official service cost; guests aren’t liable for any hidden expenses
  • If guests need any kind of assistance with VISA extension procedures or flight details, we offer the service totally for free
What's not included?
  • Any personal nature expenses that are not included in the itinerary package
  • Employment of any additional crew members who are not allotted by Nepal Guide Treks and Expedition
  • Food, beverages, and snack cost that are not included in the day-to-day itinerary
  • Rescue and evacuation costs (covered by travel insurance and mandatory for the trek)
  • Tips for expedition members, i.e., guides and porters (it is expected)

The given rates are per person with guaranteed departure schedules. If the given dates are not appropriate for you, please feel free to contact us for requesting a new dates, we will gladly personalize the itinerary and schedule of the trip that fits for you.

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    Best Time for Everest Base Camp Trek

    There are basically two best seasons for the Everest Base Camp trek, you can do it during the spring season (March to May) or during the autumn season (September to November). Both spring and autumn have stable weather and warm temperature, making them ideal seasons for trekking and mountain climbing in Nepal.

    During the spring season, the Everest region is decorated by rhododendrons and other beautiful flowers in the lower region. Days are longer during this season and offer extensive daylight to adore the beauty of the high Himalayas. The day temperature hovers around 17° C during the daytime in the spring season and can drop up to -8° C at night.

    On the other hand, the post-monsoon season, autumn is famous for the freshness and clear days it brings after monsoon. The cool breezy mornings and evenings with extensive clear views of the Himalayas and the lush landscape washed up by monsoon rain make this amazing season an ideal trekking period. The temperature of the Everest region during autumn is around 14°C in the daytime and can fall up to -10°C at night.

    The Everest Base Camp trek can also be done during the off-season monsoon (June to August) and winter (December to February). But the muddy trail during monsoon and cold, harsh temperatures followed by heavy snowfall during winter can make the expedition very challenging.

    The temperature in winter during the nighttime fluctuates around –20°C to 0°C making it the coldest time of the year. The trekking routes to Everest Base Camp are less busy during the off seasons, and teahouses at higher altitudes clear out to lower regions to avoid the cold. However, the Everest region still sees fewer trekkers during the off-seasons, and the trekking costs are relatively lower during the off-seasons.

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