Trip finder  

Everest Base Camp Trek

Trip
Overview

Trekking to Everest Base Camp is the bucket-list dream for many… from its breathtaking views of towering mountain peaks of Thamserku, Kusum Kanguru and not to mention the awe-inspiring Everest at 8848m from Kalapatthar (5545m) at sunrise! Visit the memorials to the trekking greats and feel their spirit as you prepare for the epic climb to reach base camp (5357m) and leave your ‘khata’ (Tibetan Buddhist scarf) flapping in the wind to ask for protective energy and prayer. This trek is more than just a milestone to check off…it offers you a window into the traditional lives of the Khumbhu Sherpas. You will enrich your awareness of the rich cultural and religious heritage by visiting the famous Tengboche and Pangboche Monasteries. You will fall in love with the stunning glaciers and dynamic scenery of the amazing Khumbhu region, including the powerful Dudh Khosi (lit. “Milk River”) valley. In Spring (March – May), you will mesmorised by the immense beauty of rhododendron forests and wildflowers which provide a kaleidoscope of colours. In Autumn (September – November) you will be overcome by clear blue skies and excellent weather. For additional challenge and an even wider array of spectacular wilderness and high passes, check out the Everest Base Camp with Gokyo Lakes trek.


Trip Fact

  • Price starts

    USD 1450

  • Hard

    Difficulty

    Hard

  • Duration

    15 Days 14 Nights

  • Activity

    Trekking

  • Max. Altitude

    5545m

  • Season

    March to May, Sept - November

  • Accomodation

    Three Star Hotel, Tea House

  • Destination

    Nepal

  • Trip Start

    Kathmandu

  • Trip End

    Kathmandu

Tour Map

Gallery

Everest base camp Trek
Everest base camp Trek
Everest base camp Trek
Everest base camp Trek
Everest base camp Trek
Everest base camp Trek
Everest base camp Trek
Everest base camp Trek
Everest base camp Trek
Everest base camp Trek
Everest base camp Trek
Everest base camp Trek
Everest base camp Trek
Everest base camp Trek
Everest base camp Trek
Everest base camp Trek
Everest base camp Trek
Everest base camp Trek
Everest base camp Trek
Everest base camp Trek
Everest base camp Trek
Everest base camp Trek
Everest base camp Trek
Everest base camp Trek
Everest base camp Trek

Difficulty level

Hard

Hard

These treks typically require you to do 6-7 hours each day over steep hilly terrain on usually rough trails but with no real extremes of weather. Treks in this category can include trekking to elevations of up to 5500m with daily ascends of around 400-700m.When trekking at higher altitudes, your body needs to adjust to lower levels of oxygen and this provides added physical challenge to the trek. It is important to be physically fit and to prepare your body by doing regular exercise prior to embarking on your trek. Previous hiking or camping experience is preferable.

Detailed Itinerary

Day 1

Arrive in Kathmandu and transfer to Hotel, welcome dinner, overnight Hotel.

Day 2

Half day sightseeing in Kathmandu, preparation day, overnight Hotel.

Day 3

Fly to Lukla and trek to Phakding (2650m), 4 hours, overnight teahouse.

Day 4

Trek to Namche Bazaar (3435m), 5-6 hours, overnight teahouse.

Day 5

Acclimatization in Namche Bazaar (3435m), trek to Shyangboche (3750m) and Khumjung Village (3780m), 6 hours, overnight teahouse.

Day 6

Trek to Tengboche (3860m), 6 hours, overnight teahouse.

Day 7

Trek to Dingboche (4410m) via Pangboche Monastery, 6 hours, overnight teahouse.

Day 8

Rest day in Dingboche (4750m), side treks, 4-5 hours, overnight teahouse.

Day 9

Trek to Lobuche (4900m), 5-6 hours, overnight teahouse.

Day 10

Trek to Everest Base Camp (5357m) and back to Gorakshep (5100m), 9-10 hours, overnight teahouse.

Day 11

Climb Kalapatthar (5545m) for sunrise* (2 hours) and trek to Pheriche (4240m), 4 hours, overnight teahouse.

Day 12

Trek to Monjo (2840m) or Namche Bazaar (3435m), 5-6 hours, overnight teahouse.

Day 13

Trek to Lukla (2800m), 6 hours, overnight teahouse.

Day 14

Fly from Lukla to Kathmandu (45 mins), stay at Hotel , farewell dinner.

Day 15

International Departure

Package Details

Trip Inclusions

    Transport

  • Private vehicle: airport – hotel – airport  transfers 
  • Domestic Flight: Kathmandu - Lukla - Kathmandu 
  • Private vehicle transfers hotel – restaurant for welcome and farewell dinners
  • Accommodation

  • 3 nights twin-share at Hotel (3 star) with breakfasts included. 
  • 11 nights staying in twin-share teahouse/Guesthouse on trek
  • Food / Drinks

  • Three delicious meals  a day on trek.  
  • Hot drinks provided with each meal on trek. 
  • Welcome and Farewell dinners with group in Kathmandu
  • *Meal inclusions: B= Breakfast, L= Lunch, D= Dinner
  • Trekking

  • Porters (ratio: 1 porter: 2 clients, 15kg of personal gear carried per client), Sherpas, English speaking guide.  
  • All required trekking permits (Sagarmatha National Park fees, TIMS Card )
  • Staff insurance included.
  • Staff provided with protective footwear and clothing suitable for high mountains pass.
  • First aid medicine box carried at all times by staff. 
  • Other

  • Complimentary four season down sleeping bag and hot water bag hire for the duration of the trek.
  • Complimentary waterproof trek duffle bag hire for the duration of trek (to be used by porter to carry your trek gear)
  • Complimentary Trekking map, T-shirt and cap. 
  • Half-day sightseeing tour (includes private vehicle transfers to and from hotel, English speaking guides Boudhanath, Pashupatinath, Monkey Temple) *lunch not included
  • Trip price inclusive of all Nepalese government taxes (13% VAT) 

Trip Exclusions

    Transport

  • International airfares to and from Kathmandu. 
  • Accomodation

  • Extra night accommodation in Kathmandu because of early arrival, late departure, early return from mountain (due to any reason) than the scheduled itinerary (see terms and condition for more detail) in accommodation
  • Food / Drinks

  • Soft drinks and alcoholic beverages are not included and must be purchased separately by the client.
  • Drinking water on trek.
  • Some lunches and evening meals in Kathmandu (and also in the case of early return from mountain than the scheduled itinerary- see meal inclusions for more details)
  • Other

  • Nepalese tourist visa (available on arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport, need 1 passport photo)
  • Private travel insurance (ensure cover extends to medical evacuation and trekking 5000m+)
  • Tips and gratuities for staff
  • Personal expenses (phone calls, laundry, bar bills, battery recharge, extra porters, shower, heater, etc.)
  • Optional trips and sightseeing if extended

Meet Our Experts

No matter what the inquiry, our commitment to exceptional service ensures that a helpful and knowledgeable staff member is always on hand to assist you whenever the need arises.

Lakpa Sherpa

Kipa Sherpa

Swekshya Tamang

Devi Ojha

Bimal Basnet

Want to make it a private tour ?

Book this trip as a private departure - for any group, big or small.

Enquire for a Private Tour

Similar Trips

  • Kathmandu Valley Culture

    Kathmandu Valley Culture

    6 Days

    Price: USD 600This trek will take you on a journey of discovery. Each location in your itinerary has been deliberately selected to offer you superb mountain views.

  • Annapurna Panorama Trek

    Annapurna Panorama Trek

    10 Days

    Price: USD 900Highlights of this compact trip include a breathtaking sunrise from Poon Hill, walking in the shadows of giant peaks such as Annapurna (8109m), Dhaulagiri (8176m) and Machhapuchhare (Fish tail) peak…

  • Lower Mustang Trek

    Lower Mustang Trek

    11 Days

    Price: USD 1100Highlights of this trip include the Mt. Dhaulagiri icefall at Kalopani, visiting Muktinath Monastery, one of the most important pilgrimage sites for Hindu Vaishnavas and Tibetan Buddhists.

  • Lower Everest Trek (Pikey Peak)

    Lower Everest Trek (Pikey Peak)

    10 Days

    Price: USD 1100The Pikey Peak Trek is a well-known for its amazing sunrises and sunsets featuring the outlines of the most spectacular towering mountain giants.

  • Everest Panorama Trek

    Everest Panorama Trek

    11 Days

    Price: USD 1150This itinerary is perfect for people who have short time constraints, a love for the mountains and want all of this in a relatively easier package (below 4000m) than hiking over high passes to Everest Base Camp or Gokyo Lakes.

  • Khopra Trek

    Khopra Trek

    11 Days

    Price: USD 1050This trek is both remote and compact, passing through isolated Gurung villages, beautiful rhododendron forests and rarely-trekked high alpine pastures.

  • Annapurna Base Camp Scenic Trek

    Annapurna Base Camp Scenic Trek

    13 Days

    Price: USD 1100 Trekking in Annapurna region will give you a feast of high mountains such as Dhaulagiri (8167m), Annapurna 1 (8051m), Annapurna South (7219m) and the holy Machhapuchhare (Fish Tail) Peak.

  • Tamang Heritage Trail

    Tamang Heritage Trail

    10 Days

    Price: USD 800This trek offers you the chance to investigate the rich culture and hospitality of the Tamang including the lifestyles, architecture of their mountain homes and ancient monasteries along the way.

  • Langtang Valley Trek with Gosainkunda Lake

    Langtang Valley Trek with Gosainkunda Lake

    15 Days

    Price: USD 1200Highlights of this truly unforgettable paradise include the Langtang Valley which is enclosed by snow-capped mountains and features relatively untouched Tamang culture and of course the high altitude sacred lake of Gosainkunda (4300m) in the South- West of the national park.