Everest Base Camp Trekking is an adventurous trip that explores the home of the mighty Mt. Everest (8848.86m). On this trek, you get to explore the base camp of the highest mountain in the world, the Mount Everest.
Likewise, the trek explores one of the natural UNESCO world heritage sites in the Sagarmatha National Park. Also, the ravishing Sherpa villages offer exciting stops to enjoy their way of life.
Trip Highlights of the Everest Base Camp Trekking:
- Sublime views of some of the highest mountains in the world including the Mt. Everest (8848m) and Lhotse (8516m)
- Visit ancient monasteries in villages like Tengboche and Pangboche
- Relish the sights of the Khumbu Icefall and Glacier
- Enjoy the biodiversity in the Sagarmatha National Park
Overview of the 15 Days – Everest Base Camp Trekking
First of all, you’ll sightsee the UNESCO world heritage sites in the Kathmandu Valley. Next, you’ll fly to Lukla from Kathmandu and then trek towards Phakding. Further, you head to Namche Bazaar along the Dudh Koshi River.
From Namche, you’ll head to Tengboche where you visit the DawaCholing Monastery in the backdrop of Ama Dablam (6856m). Next, you follow the Imja River and make way to Pheriche. Further, the trek crosses the tree line and heads to Lobuche.
Finally, you trek along the Khumbu Glacier to reach the Everest Base Camp. Here, you can enjoy the views of Khumbu Icefall and Glacier from EBC. You’ll return to Gorakshep and hike to Kalapathar for a close-up view of the Mt. Everest (8848.86m).
Next, you retrace your path to Pheriche and then to Namche Bazaar. Lastly, you’ll head to Lukla and fly back to Kathmandu.
Best Time to Visit:
Spring (March to May) and autumn (September to November) are the best seasons for the trek. Also, trekkers should be in good physical shape to do the trek.
At Trekking Guide Team, we provide you the best services on your trips in Nepal. We have a team of skilled and experienced guides and porters on the trek. Likewise, we also provide you the choice to modify the trips as per your necessity.
Day 01: Arrival Kathmandu airport pick up to a hotel. Overnight at Kathmandu.
As you reach Kathmandu airport, a worker from Trekking Guide Team Adventure will wait for you with a play card to welcome you and transfer you to the hotel. Overnight at Kathmandu.
Day 02: Sightseeing tour in Kathmandu Valley. (Swayambhunath and Boudhanath, Pashupatinath Temple & Patan Durbar Square and overnight at Kathmandu) (B)
We will have a sightseeing trip to some of the significant spots enlisted in UNESCO World Heritage Sites. You will visit places like the Swayambhunath (Monkey temple). It lies on the hill holds Buddha’s eyes on the four sides of the stupa.
Pashupatinath temple, a well-known Hindu temple devoted to Lord Shiva. It is located on the coast of the sacred Bagmati River.
Boudhanath, another largest Buddhist stupa on the earth; and Patan Durbar Square which allures visitors with its antique royal palace where the Malla Kings of Lalitpur once resided. Overnight at Kathmandu.
Day 03: Fly to Kathmandu to Lukla trek to Phakding 5hr (2610m). Overnight at Tea House.
At 4:30 am, you can have a cup of tea and ask the hotel for your packing breakfast and be ready by 5 am at hotel lobby. Our car will drop you to the airport for your Lukla flight.
Today we will take a wonderful flight from Kathmandu to Lukla (2827m). After 40 minutes, we will land on a runway and our caretaker will help us carry our belongings.
Then we will walk down to the Dudh Koshi River, where we connect with the main path to Namche Bazaar. After moving all the way through the small area of Ghat (2550m), we will soon arrive at our tea house at Phakding. Overnight at Tea House.
Note: The weather in Lukla is unpredictable and always changing. Sometimes due to bad weather, sometimes the flight may be delayed or canceled. If the flight is canceled, you will have to return back to the hotel.
The transportation back to the hotel and accommodation on this night is not included. You will have to pay additional for this yourself. If the weather is clear the next day, you will get either 3rd or 4th flight to Lukla.
If still the weather is not clear, there will be option for helicopter flights also. The cost of a helicopter flight is not fixed. It will be quoted by the airlines on the same day. The airlines will use your flight ticket plus, you will have to pay an additional approx 250 to 300 USD.
The total cost for a helicopter flight is 400 USD approx. You will have to pay an additional 250 USD combining your Lukla flight ticket. The weather problem is rare, it only happens sometimes.
But you need to know this information in case the weather goes bad. This does not happen all the time, this is only important information you need to know.
Day 04: Hiking up to Namche bazaar 5hr (3440m). Overnight at Tea House. (B/L/D)
On this day, we will trek to Namche Bazaar. We will also walk all the way from side to side with the area occupied by rhododendron, pine forest. We will also go across the Dudh Koshi at Benkar. We will get to see stunning views of snow-topped peaks Thamserku (6623m), Kusum Kanguru (6369m), and so on.
The way after that becomes moderately tricky which also includes a vertical way up to Namche Bazaar. We will also walk on flat land, on the shore, to the union point of the Bhote Koshi and Dudh Koshi rivers.
We will then finally walk to Namche Bazaar where gigantic peaks- Everest, Ama Dablam, Lhotse, Nuptse, Tawoche- are noticeable. Overnight at Tea House.
Day 05: Rest day Namche Bazaar explore hiking up to Everest View Hotel to see Mt: Everest View (8848.86m) & Ama Dablam (6856m), Thamserku (6608m). Overnight at Tea House. (B/L/D)
On this day, we will rest at Namche Bazaar to get adapted with the high elevated settings. At Namche, a rich village sited in a great secluded concave will give you a superb experience.
And the amazing landscape of the Khumbu mountains like Ama Dablam (6856m), Thamserku (6608m), Everest (8848.86m) will enthrall you. In addition, we will walk to Thami (3810m) set over the amazing Bhote Khola River Valley. Overnight at Tea House in Namche bazaar.
Day 06: Hiking up to Tengboche 5hr (3860m). Overnight at Tea House. (B/L/D)
We will move on from Namche Bazaar to reach Tengboche taking more or less 4 hours. En-route, we can walk around Tengboche Monastery lying at the elevation of 3860m.
After that, we will walk on a comparatively plane trail. We will get a chance to mark the splendor of superb Mt. Everest, Lhotse, Thamserku, Khangtaiga, Ama Dablam, Nuptse etc.
We may also mark wild lives like musk deer, multicolored pheasant named Danphe (National bird) on the way. Overnight at guest house.
Day 07: Hiking up to Dingboche 5hr (4410m). Overnight at Tea House. (B/L/D)
On this day we will hike to Dingboche set at the elevation of 4410m. The most amazing part of the trek is that we will walk through the wooded area of birch, juniper, fir, and rhododendron at Debuche.
Also, we go across an energizing suspension bridge more than the Imja River. As we get to Pangboche, we will be arrested by the eye-catching peak panorama of Ama Dablam.
After that, our path passes all the way through unwrapped alpine hillsides. Then, to reach Dingboche, we will pass through the Imja Khola taking another bridge. Overnight at Tea House.
Day 08: Rest day Dingboche hiking up to Chhukung back to Dingboche. Overnight at Tea House. (B/L/D)
On this day, we will rest again at Dingboche to get adapted with the altitude at 4300m. We can just walk around Dingboche. It is is the last Sherpa settlement with the arresting terraced field surrounded by stone wall to protect buckwheat, barley, as well as potatoes from the animals as well as unpleasantly cold wind.
Plus, we can go for hike to Chhukung-Ri on this day. The vistas from here are astounding. The fluted ice walls of unidentified peaks arranged on the southern end of the valley, the high south face of Lhotse lying on the north and Island Peak set in the heart of the valley will be one of your awesome experiences. Overnight at Tea House.
Day 09: Hiking up to Lobuche 5hr (4910m). Overnight at Tea House. (B/L/D)
We will move on and hike to the drain of the Khumbu. Then, the path for a second time climbs up to the Khumbu Glacier. In addition, we will walk up from Dughla where the trail becomes steeper until you reach to the crest of the moraine.
The trail then moves on a smooth leveled path before getting to Lobuche. As you reach Lobuche, the unbelievable vistas of Pumori (7145m), Changtse (7550m), will captivate you. Overnight at Tea House.
Day 10: Hiking up to Gorakshep 3hr (5140m) and trek to Everest Base Camp (5380m) see the Khumbu Glacier. Overnight at Tea House. (B/L/D)
This is the significant day of the whole trek. We will walk side by side with the Khumbu Glacier to reach Everest Base Camp (5380m) which is the foot of the highest peak, Mt. Everest. On the way, when we arrive at the moraines of Changri Nup Glacier.
We make a series of small up and down stroll over an unsteady track which helps us to get to Gorak Shep (5140m). From Gorakshep, we will trek to Everest Base Camp. After spending a memorable time at the base camp, we will trek back to Gorak Shep for staying overnight.
Day 11: Early in the morning Hiking up to Kalapatther (5550m) which excellent view point of the Everest region from there. We will see in front of Mt. Everest & Pumo-Ri & trek to down Pheriche 6hr (4240m). Overnight at Tea House. (B/L/D)
We will depart from Gorakshep to hike up Kalapathhar lying at the height of 5550m which is an excellent viewpoint in the Everest region. The marvelous peak views of Pumori (7,145m), Lingtren (6,697m), Khumbutse (6,623m), Changtse (7,750m) etc will welcome us. We will then walk to Pheriche. Overnight at Tea House.
Day 12: Trek to down Namche bazaar 5hr, (2835m). Overnight at Tea House. (B/L/D)
On this day, we will trek to Namche Bazaar, which is the main trading point for the Khumbu region from Pheriche. Also, we will pass by Khunde village which rewards us with a pleasing peak view.
Also, we will walk to Thame village. Then, we will move across the Bhote River via a bridge and through the area of Thamo to arrive at Namche Bazaar. Overnight at Tea House.
Day 13: Trek to Lukla 5hr alt (2840m). Overnight at Tea House. (B/L/D)
On this day, we will walk down and traverse the large suspension bridge above the Dudh Koshi River. Also, we will pass through Jorsale to reach Manjo. From Manjo, we will trek to Lukla taking 5 hours Overnight at Tea House.
Day 14: Early in the morning fly to Kathmandu. Overnight at Kathmandu Hotel. (B)
Early in the morning, we will back to Kathmandu. After that, we will transfer to our hotel in Kathmandu. Overnight in hotel.
Day 15: Free day in Kathmandu and departure to your country. (B)
Today is the last day of the trek in Nepal. Our representative will help you to drive to the airport for the departure.
Trip information about Kathmandu to Lukla to Kathmandu flight
The Everest trek includes flight from Kathmandu to Lukla. Sometimes the weather of Lukla becomes bad, at which time the flight cannot take place. So, in this case, there may be delay or cancel of the flights. You will have to be prepared for this.
This does not always happen, but may sometimes happen depending on the weather condition. The weather of Lukla is unpredictable, that’s why we recommend you to have a few more days after the trek in case the flight is delayed or canceled.
If you have tight schedule, it will be hard to manage your return flight. So, even the trip days 16 days, we recommend you to have 2-3 extra days. If the flight does not happen for 2-3 days, then we will divert you to Annapurna Base Camp Trek and Kathmandu to Pokhara flight for your benefit.
We also recommend you to have an extra budget for helicopter charter to return back from Lukla to Kathmandu. The helicopter cost is 3500 USD charter flight. It will be approx 500 USD per person which can be paid via cash or credit card.
- Airport pick up and drops by car.
- 3 night’s standard accommodation 3-star hotel in Kathmandu (on the arrival day and after the trekking). Nivas Boutique Home or similar category
- All necessary paper works and national park entry permits.
- Domestic flight ticket (LUK-KTM-LUK)/Domestic airport tax.
- All accommodations in lodges/Tea houses during the treks run by Nepalese family twin sharing.
- Trekkers’ Information Management System (TIMS). National Park Entry Permits
- An experienced, helpful and friendly guide, porters (1 porter for 2 peoples; if you are only 1 people, not including porter, you have pay additional charge $250 USD for porter).
- Guide and porter.
- Your main course breakfast, lunch and dinner during the trekking.
- All Transportation.
- Medical Supplies (First aid kit will be available).
- Typical Nepali cultural dinner.
- Nepal entry visa fee, you can easily issue the visa upon your arrival at Tribhuwan International Airport–Kathmandu. You will require 2 passport size photos, $30 USD per person.
- Your personal travel insurance covers helicopter rescue, medical bill.
- Your personal equipment for trekking. [Sleeping bag (-15), down jacket, trekking shoes, sun glass, sunscreen, gloves, trekking stick]
- International airfare and airport departure tax.
- Your all meal lunch & dinner while you stay in Kathmandu.
- Local government tax of 20 USD per person to be paid in Lukla counter directly.
- In the Lukla flight, the luggage of 12 kg is only included. If you have extra baggage, you will have to pay extra per kg Rs 100.
- If there is early arrival or late departure other than the trek date, and If you are back to Kathmandu early from the trek due to any problem or rescue, the extra accommodation is not included.
- Your trip includes only one time airport transfer to and by Lukla. If you have to return back to hotel again and again go to Lukla Airport because of weather problem, it will be your additional pay.
- Your personal expenses, personal hygiene.
- All the alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks. (Tea, coffee, mineral Water, hot water)
- Sweet things like chocolate and desert.
- Hot shower and laundry during the trekking.
- Tips for the guide and porter as per your interest, how you are happy with them.
- Kathmandu sightseeing entry permit. (USD $26)
- Wi-Fi, internet, phone calls, battery charging.
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