Everest Base Camp Trek

Everest region is a surprising land in the world, surrounded by the world renowned white Himalayas. Everest Base Camp Trek- 17 days is an incredible trek, which lies in the worlds highly located Sagarmatha National Park. It is rewarded by the wonderful views of Mt. Everest, Makalu, Cho Oyu, Lhotse, Thamserku, Nuptse and various towering mountains. Trek to Everest Base Camp offers an opportunity to explore the Sherpa culture and traditions, monasteries and Chhortens and the unique flora and fauna.

Everest Base Camp is the base of the worlds highest peak, Mt. Everest (8848m). It is also a dreamy trip for the adventure lovers to reach this place by the foot hill journey. Beginning from the Lukla, the trekking crosses different Sherpa villages and reach Namche Bazaar. The exploration day around the Namche Bazaar is superb. Monasteries, Chhortens, prayer flags and many other religious sights are wonderful. The Sherpa people are influenced by the Tibetan Buddhism. The ethnic hospitality of the local people is great and they are always smiling people. Continuing the trekking through Tengbuche, Dingbuche, Lobuche and Gorakshep, you can reach the dream place, Everest Base Camp and Kalapatthar. The mountaineers, who come to climb Mt. Everest stay by making a tent and it is almost a crowded place in the tourist seasons. From Kalapatthar, you can view the Everest sunrise and high Himalayan ranges. Accomplishing the trip to Everest Base Camp, you trek down all the way to Lukla and fly back to Kathmandu.

The Explorer Adventure Company is leading different treks in the Everest region. Everest Base Camp Trekking is our most highlighted trips. Our guides are experienced and some of them are from the local places, who have sound knowledge about the local geography and acclimatization.

Day to Day Itinerary

Day 01 :Arrival Kathmandu.

Day 02 :Sightseeing of Kathmandu City.

Day 03 : Fly to Lukla, trek to Phakding (2610m). 3- 4 hours.

Day 04 : Phakding to Namche Bazaar (3440m). 5 - 6 hours.

Day 05 : Acclimatization day.

Day 06 : Namche Bazaar to Tengbuche (3870m). 5 - 6 hours.

Day 07 :Tengboche to Dingbuche (4350m). 5 - 6 hours.

Day 08 : Acclimatization day.

Day 09 :: Dingboche to Lobuche (4950m). 4-5 hours.

Day 10 : Lobuche to Gorakshep and hike to Everest Base Camp (5365m). 8-9 hours.

Day 11 : Hike to Kalapatthar (5545m) and trek down to Pheriche (4200m). 6-7 hours

Day 12 : Pheriche to Kyangjuma. 5 - 6 hours.

Day 13 : Kyangjuma to Monjo. 4-5 hours.

Day 14 : Monju to Lukla. 4-5 hours.

Day 15 :Fly to Kathmandu.

Day 16 :Final Departure.

Cost Include

  • All airport/hotel transfers within Nepal
  • Accommodation in Kathmandu with bed and breakfast basis
  • Round trip flight
  • All trekking permits and TIMS card for the trek
  • Experienced and English speaking trekking guide
  • Full board meals during the trek
  • Insurance for all Nepalese staffs
  • Sleeping bag and down jacket (just for the trek)
  • Welcome dinner in Kathmandu

Cost Exclude

  • Personal trekking gears, international round trip airfare to and from Kathmandu
  • Lunch and evening meals in the Kathmandu and also in the case of early return from mountain then the scheduled itinerary
  • Extra night accommodation in Kathmandu because of early arrival. Late departure early return from mountain (due to any reason)
  • Nepal visa fees
  • Tips for guides and staffs
  • Personal expenses ( phone call, laundry, bar bills, battery recharge, bottle water, shower, heater charge etc )
  • Personal travel /medical/cancellation/rescue insurance
  • Any rescue costs or early departure from the trek
  • Helicopter or charter flight

Day 01 :Arrival Kathmandu.Namaste and welcome to Nepal. The Explorer Adventure Company representative welcomes you warmly in the Tribhuwan International Airport and transfer to the hotel. You take rest and enjoy your meal in the evening. Overnight at Hotel.

Day 02 :Sightseeing of Kathmandu City. After breakfast, you set out for the sightseeing trip in the Kathmandu valley. Our expert tour guide shows you the UNESCO world heritage sites, which include Pashupatinath, Boudhanath, Swayambhunath, Patan and Bhaktapur Durbar Square. Then, return back to the hotel. Overnight at Hotel.

Day 03 : Fly to Lukla, trek to Phakding (2610m). 3- 4 hours.About 35 minutes fly take us to Lukla, the gateway of the Everest region. After a short briefing and introduce with the porters, we head to Phakding. We walk a gradual downhill trail, pass the Edmund Hillary school. Then we reach to Thado Koshi, where we usually stop for lunch. We can see the beautiful mountain Kusum Kanguru ( known as Three sister mountain). Then we reach to Phakding. Overnight at Lodge.

Day 04 : Phakding to Namche Bazaar (3440m). 5 - 6 hours.Crossing the suspension bridge, we walk through Bankar enjoying the wonderful waterfall. After 5 min walk, we can see the fabulous mountain on the right. It is called Thamserku. Then we cross another bridge and walk through undulating trail to reach Manju. There is a checkpost of the Sagarmatha National Park. We begin to walk in the Khumbu valley. We have lunch at Jorsalle and walk gradual up and down. Today we cross 5 bridges in total. Then we follow the Riverbank. Crossing the last bridge, we climb up gradually to Namche Bazaar. Overnight at lodge.

Day 05 : Acclimatization day.After breakfast, we go to the viewpoint place, just behind the Sagarmatha National Park headquarter. The panoramic views of Everest Himalayan chain: Mt. Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse, Ama Dablam, Thamserku and many more. Then we walk down to the Sherpa cultural centre, where we can observe the gallery and documentary of sherpa’s ascending Mt. Everest. We hike up to the Everest View Hotel via Syangboche airport, have a cup of tea and return to Namche. Overnight at lodge.

Day 06 : Namche Bazaar to Tengbuche (3870m). 5 - 6 hours.After breakfast, we walk up 30 minutes and the trail is flat and relatively easy. After one and half hour, we reach to Kyanjuma, have a tea break and enjoy the Himalayan views. On the way, the mountain goats can be seen. A continual walk through the rhododendron forest, we descend about 45 minutes to the bank of the River, called Phunki Tenga. It is our lunch stop today. then we climb up all the way to Tengbuche through the zig zag trail. Tengbuche is the right location to stay, which is surrounded by the white peaks, just below the Ama Dablam. Overnight at lodge. Note: The Tengbuche monastery is a spiritual centre of the Tibetan Buddhists. It opens everyday at 3 pm to 5 pm. Lamas and Monks perform their rituals. The monastery was destroyed by fire in 1989, which was rebuilt again. we visit the monastery today.

Day 07 :Tengboche to Dingbuche (4350m). 5 - 6 hours.We begin the trek with a gradual down for half an hour through the rhododendron forest. We pass Dibuche, where we can see a nunnery. Our trek continues to the stream, cross the wooden bridge. We ascend about 30 min and reach to a gate and enter to the Pangbuche. We visit the oldest monastery of the Everest region. Heading forward, the trail is gentle and stop for lunch at Syomare. The trail is dotted by the treeline and all the way it is wide. Sometimes it becomes windy. After a couple of hours, we reach to Dingbuche. Overnight at lodge.

Day 08 : Acclimatization day.Today we hike to the Nagesthan hill. It is about 5100 meters. It helps to acclimatize to the increasing altitude. Also, we can test our physical fitness, which is required on the following days. It is an excursion of 2.5 hours up and 1.5 hours to climb down. Then we back to Dingbuche, have a lunch and relax. overnight at lodge.

Day 09 :: Dingboche to Lobuche (4950m). 4-5 hours..After breakfast, we head by making the destination of Lobuche. We climb up through the steep route. Reaching a Stupa, the trail is gradual. The spectacular views of Everest chain, including Makalu can be seen. Then we reach to Thukla in about 2-2.5 hours. We have an early lunch there and make a steep climb for an hour to the ridge. There is a memorial of the Everest climbers, who passed away during the expedition. The trail is almost labeled to Lobuche. Overnight at lodge.

Day 10 : Lobuche to Gorakshep and hike to Everest Base Camp (5365m). 8-9 hours. Heading through the rugged trail gives you the adventure experience. It goes by another side of the Khumbu glacier. After about an hour, then we walk steep up to get the top and continue through the rough rocky trail. We reach Gorakshep through the Italian Research Center and Lobuche Pass. After a rest, we hike further to the Everest Base Camp through the new moraine route. On the way, we can see Pumori, Nuptse and other mountains on the background. Everest view is available only before reaching to Everest Base Camp. It is not that much difficult to walk because of trail, but the higher altitude makes it tough. Then, we descend to Gorakshep. Overnight at Lodge.

Day 11 : Hike to Kalapatthar (5545m) and trek down to Pheriche (4200m). 6-7 hoursIn the early morning, we hike to Kalapatthar, which is also a good viewpoint of the Everest range. The views of Mt. Everest, Lhotse face, Nuptse, Ama Dablam, Taboche, Cholatse, Lobuche East and Pumori on the background, which is just behind the Kalapatthar. The golden mountains during the sunrise period are fabulous, including the top of the world. Then we descend to Gorakshep, have breakfast and trek down all the way to Pheriche. Overnight at Lodge.

Day 12 : Pheriche to Kyangjuma. 5 - 6 hours.We gradually trek down from the very beginning. Today, the trail is mostly down. We pass start to trek down to Kyangjungma via Pangboche and have lunch at Tengbuche. After lunch, its all the way downhill via Phunki Tenga and through the pine forest. After a couple hours climb up, we reach to Kyanjuma. Overnight at Lodge.

Day 13 : Kyangjuma to Monjo. 4-5 hours.From Kyanjungma, we descend to Monjo via the central market of the Everest region, Namche Bazaar. The sceneries of the traditional Sherpa village, easy trail. We spend visiting around the Namche and have a lunch. You can also buy souviners. Then we trek down to Monju and rest. Overnight at Lodge.

Day 14 : Monju to Lukla. 4-5 hours.From Monjo, we continue to trek down to Lukla, the last trekking day of the trip. With the view of the waterfall and Sherpa villages, we cross the Phakding, Nurning and reach to Lukla. Overnight at Lodge.

Day 15 :Fly to Kathmandu.From Lukla, we fly back to Kathmandu with the Everest scenarios. From the airport, we drive to the hotel and enjoy the whole day of shopping and rest. Overnight at Hotel.

Day 16 :Final Departure.The last day of the trip, the representative of the Explorer Adventure Company drops you to the airport. Thank you for joining us for your memorable trip. See you again.

Our itineraries of any trips are based on our leading experience in the Himalayas. But, we also organize the trips according to your special requests or your personally given itinerary. Please, feel free to contact us for your questions and queries.

Trip facts

Duration: 16 Day(s)

Trip Grade: Moderate

Destiantion: Nepal

Activities: trekking and hiking

Altitude: maximum 5545 Mt.

Accommodation: Standard hotel in Kathmandu, tea house/Lodge during the trek

Meals: bed and breakfast in Kathmandu and full board during the trek

Transportation: Flight

Group size: 2-10 people

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Even though we went to this trek with different organization, trek leader Bam was the main responsible person, who knew every meter of discovered area and told us many interesting stories. He got prepared trip very well, supported us and helped with menu on...

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