Express Everest Base Camp TrekkingExpress Everest Base Camp Trekking

Express Everest Base Camp Trekking

  • Enjoy the adventure to the foot of world’s number one Mt. Everest at base camp
  • Grand views of towering snow-mountain range on pleasant and scenic daily walks
  • Explore traditional Sherpa villages adorned with ancient heritage colorful cultures.
  • Within world heritage sites Sagarmatha National Park enriched with flora / fauna.
  • Grand vista of giant peaks from high Kalapathar facing closest views of Everest

On world highest Mt. Everest with sweeping panorama of Khumbu ice falls and glaciers.

Express Everest base camp trekking is best for strong and athletic people, including for any trekkers. Who are in great physical shape and good health, as the adventure takes you to Everest base camp; in the shortest duration? 

The standard itinerary on normal Everest Base Camp trek is about 11 / 12 days or more. The trek covers 130 km / 82 miles distance, includes both ways from Lukla to Lukla, in the shortest time frame. 

It is quite a challenging walk due to the altitude being a main factors. Trekking on the high terrain around Khumbu region of Everest, where shortness of breath is common. The oxygen level drops as the walk head higher, where trekkers need to be careful and take rest where possible.

Express Everest base camp trekking can be completed in good times, where trekkers have to be cautious. This adventure will be high-level trekking, a great way to enjoy it if you are sporty person. The trek is also suitable for people with limited holidays, with dreams to be on the foot of Mt. Everest. It can be an exhilarating adventure one should be careful and take a precautionary measures.

But it is also a challenging trek to complete the whole trip in a short duration of time. However, it will be an enjoyable and exciting walk on the moderate trail following the Dudh Koshi upstream. As walk progress and then reaching higher towards Namche Bazaar, a great place to spend a day for acclimatization.

Namche Bazaar is a major small town located on a bowl-shaped valley where all houses serve as hotels and lodges. From Namche Bazaar on the scenic trail as walks heads higher to a beautiful place at Tengboche. Famous for its colorful monastery and panoramic views of the snow mountain range that encircles, facing views of Mt. Everest. The walk carries on with an incredible panorama of peaks with magnificent Mt. Ama Dablam. The trail follows on leaving the tall tree lines towards sheer mountain wilderness on reaching Dingboche and Lobuche for overnights. 

From Lobuche towards the main highlight of the adventure at Everest Base Camp, the walk leads past Gorakshep. The last settlement before base camp, then follow the rugged path until you stand on the foot of Mt. Everest. At Everest base camp, enjoy overlooking stupendous scenery of arctic-like landscapes covered in rocky moraines and ice with glaciers. The view of Mt. Everest is obstructed by Lobuche and Nuptse peaks, facing the massive Khumbu Ice-Fall at a close distance.

After an exciting moment, the adventure takes you to Kalapathar Hill, the highest point of the journey. From the top of Kalapathar enjoy the marvelous panorama of surrounding gigantic peaks with Mt. Everest at its closest.

Enjoying the wonderful time of your life with great experience, the return journey to Lukla for flight back to Kathmandu. On reaching the bustling Kathmandu city, our tremendous adventure on Express Everest Base Camp trekking completes.

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On arrival at Kathmandu, Nepal international airport, guide and staff meets to receive you for a short drive to your hotel in the hub of Kathmandu city.

After a refreshing rest, meet the other members of Express Everest base camp trek, guide will brief regarding the trek, local lodge on route, culture and sightseeing tour around Kathmandu heritage sites.

Evening a welcome dinner in a Nepali restaurants with cultural program as introduction of Nepalese culture and arts.


    A day in Kathmandu for trek preparations, as well for sightseeing tour at places of interest, the city guide takes you around historical and cultural places listed in World Heritage Sites. After visiting historical and cultural sites, and then back to hotel for final preparation for Express Everest base camp trekking. 

      Morning transfer to Kathmandu domestic airport for flight to Lukla after checking in then board in a small aircraft for 35 minutes flight to Lukla.
      Landing at Tenzing & Hillary Airport, during flight, enjoy panorama of Himalayan peaks with Mt. Everest.

      From Lukla start the trek down to Dudh Koshi River following on winding easy trail to Phakding village for an overnight stops.

        After breakfast walk on a nice trail with short up and down, crossing a bridge to Monjo. As walk enters Sagarmatha National Park, then reaching at Jorsalle village for lunch stop.

        Having good lunch, walk on a river bed for an hour as climb leads to a high bridge, and then climb to Namche Bazaar for an overnight halt. Facing views of Kwangde peaks at near distance with a panorama of Namche Bazaar.

          Enjoy a rest day for acclimatization, and take a short morning hike up at Park Headquarter, a place for grand view of Mt. Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse, and majestic Ama Dablam. Overlooking an array of snow peaks, visit the museum of great interest.  For interested people can hike to Everest View Hotel, a few hours climb to the first luxury hotels of Khumbu, built in the 1970’s at 3,880 m high.

          Afternoon enjoy walking around Namche Bazaar lined with restaurants, shops, and stores with large hotels and resorts.

            From Namche having rest day, trek continues towards higher terrain walk on scenic path to Kyanjinma a small settlement. From here leaving the main busy trail, as our route leads to steep climb up to Mong Danda. A scenic spot on a high ridge with few shops and small lodges, facing spectacular panorama of snow peaks range. After a brief stop down to Phortse Tenga for lunch, which is on route to Gokyo valley, located on a Dudh Kosi River gorge within cool shade of forest.

            After lunch, our route diverts again crossing a bridge over Dudh Kosi River and leaving the main trail of Gokyo. Walk leads to a short climb reaching at a quant nice village of Phortse, situated above the river. The village is less frequented by trekkers, which will a special overnight in a simple lodge. Here enjoy short tour of the village and observe the local farm life.

              Morning, having good simple breakfast walk leads on a quiet trail, hardly used by main flow of trekkers. As walk heads short ups and down on a rocky path above Imjatse River, facing views of Tengboche and the monastery on the opposite side of the river. As walk follow to a short climb then reaching at upper village of Pangboche with an old monastery. Pangboche the last permanent settlement on route Everest base camp. After a short refreshing break climb leads to another settlement at Somare for lunch stop. Afternoon walk with gradual climb, as altitude gains, walking on an open exposed terrain all the way to Dingboche for overnights stops.

              Dingboche, is located on a scenic Imjatse valley, at the bottom of Ama Dablam North Face within close to Lhotse and Nuptse peaks. From Dingboche views of Island Peak, a popular trekking peak around Nepal Himalayas.

              At Dingboche check into a nice lovely lodge and marvel the beautiful surrounding scenery.

                Another rest day at Dingboche for hike up to Nakarjung ridge top for a grand panorama of surrounding mountain range. A good hike to support acclimatization, from the hill top enjoy views of Lhotse, Lhotse Shar with Nuptse as far towards Mt. Makalu in the east with Island Peak. 

                  Adventure heads closer towards our destination, morning starts with short climb to a ridge. Overlooking Imjatse valley surrounded with snow peaks, walk follows a gentle uphill to Thugla for lunch spot. A small place with few tea-houses, here the trail of Pheriche and Dingboche joins on route to Lobuche and Everest base camp.

                  Afternoon an hour or less steep up reaching at Thugla ridge top, from here walk on pleasant uphill for short while till Lobuche. A place on a wide valley with several good lodges for overnight stop with views of Nuptse and Lobuche peaks.

                    Having an early breakfast, set off towards the main goal and highlight to Everest base camp, after a short easy walk climb leads above Khumbu glacier and rocky moraine.

                    Walk follows on reaching Gorakshep, a place with few lodges, situated on a sandy glacial field beneath Kalapathar hill and Mt. Pumori.

                    It was also the Everest base camp in early days till the 1970’s, having a short break, continue walking towards Everest base camp.

                    On reaching the foot of world's highest Mt. Everest, where view of Mt. Everest is obstructed by Lhotse and Nuptse peaks. However a great feeling to stand beneath the towering peaks. Enjoy the surrounding dramatic views of Khumbu Ice Fall with remorseless fields of ice and glaciers.

                    During spring time when expedition is busy and active, flooded with climbers tented camps of various nations’. After an enjoyable adventurous moment and great experience, return to Gorakshep for overnight halt.

                      Rise early and start the morning with steep climb of few hours to the top of Kalapathar Hill. The highest point of the adventure offers grand panorama of surrounding gigantic peaks with views of Mt. Everest at near distance.

                      On completing the best of all highlights, walk back to Gorakshep for breakfast, and then leave Gorakshep for morning walk downhill to Pheriche valley.

                      Walk leads past Lobuche and Thugla and then on flat windy valley on a gradual trail to Pheriche for overnight stop. Pheriche almost similar to Dingboche a nice settlement with many nice lodges and restaurants. Staying in a good lodge for overnight halt facing views of Taboche, Cholatse and Ama Dablam.

                        From Pheriche walk down to Pangboche and then climb, a lovely walk uphill and back into green vegetation with tall trees. Slowly the climb ends on reaching Tengboche and the monastery.

                        Possible lunch stop, afternoon downhill and then climb for short hour past Sanasa village as walk gets better on a wide winding path to Kyang-Jima for overnight stop. A lovely and quiet place, which is an hour before Namche Bazaar and below Khumjung village. Enjoy grand views of Everest-Ama Dablam and Thermasarkhu, around the area might spot some wild-life like Musk deer, Danfe a colorful pheasant, national bird of Nepal.

                          Morning walk on the same scenic trail back to Namche bazaarfor lunch or refreshing stop. From Namche head downhill to Dudh Kosi River then reaching Jorsalle, and then a short steep climb to the entrance and exit point of Sagarmatha National Park.

                          After exiting from the National Park post, short walk to Monjo village for overnight after a great scenic trek of the day.

                            Last day trek of the adventure, leads on gradual and winding path to Lukla, morning walk leads to Phakding, and then through a nice villages of Ghat and Choplung. From here last final climb of the journey for an hour reaching at Lukla town. Arriving by lunch time and then check into a nice lodge for last overnight in Khumbu and around high Everest region.

                              An early breakfast to catch the flight to Kathmandu, on leaving the lodge for short walk to Tenzing & Hillary airport. As airplane lands at the airstrip, and then board in a small aircraft for short flight to Kathmandu. Enjoy the panorama of Himalayan peaks. On arrival at Kathmandu airport, take a short drive back to your hotel, rest of the day free at leisure for individual activities and shopping souvenirs.  

                                Final and last day at Kathmandu and in Nepal, departure from the hotel as per your international flight time. Our guide and staff will accompany with short drive to the airport. Bidding farewell to the staff and guide, after a great wonderful adventure with memorable experience on Express Everest Base Camp Trekking.

                                  Route Map

                                  Express Everest Base Camp Trekking map
                                  What's Included
                                  • Airport pick up and drop by private vehicle
                                  • Three nights standard Hotel in Kathmandu on twin sharing basis with B.B 
                                  • all domestic flight Kathmandu Lukla Kathmandu 
                                  • Government license holder guide 
                                  • Helpful porter with proper equipments (1 porter for 2 people)
                                  • Salary, food, accommodation and insurance for guide and porters
                                  • Tea house/lodge accommodation during the trek on twin sharing basis 
                                  • Duffel bag for packing your things for the trek 
                                  • Local Entrance fee  for entering to the khumbu valley 
                                  • Sagarmatha National Park entry permit
                                  • Government taxes and official expenses
                                  What's not Included
                                  • All food pay your self  during the trek  
                                  • Flight to Kathmandu, Nepal
                                  • Tips for porters ($70-100) and guides ($80-100)
                                  • Nepal Visa ($50)
                                  • Insurance (must include emergency evacuation by helicopter, check
                                  • Food and drinks ($20-30 per day)
                                  • In some places: hot water, wifi, battery charging - $2-5
                                  • Drinking water, price depends on altitude (linear regression)

                                  Departure Dates

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                                  Trip Dates
                                  Trip DateDec 13, 2023 - Dec 28, 2023
                                  Trip DateDec 16, 2023 - Dec 31, 2023
                                  Trip DateDec 18, 2023 - Jan 02, 2024
                                  Trip DateDec 21, 2023 - Jan 05, 2024
                                  Trip DateDec 24, 2023 - Jan 08, 2024
                                  Trip DateDec 27, 2023 - Jan 11, 2024
                                  Trip DateDec 30, 2023 - Jan 14, 2024
                                  Useful Information

                                   Insurance policy for Medical and Travel:

                                  Should cover medical insurance for illness and emergency evacuation by Helicopter or other means of transportations including other expenses on treatment at respective countries hospitals, as for travel insurance against bad unfavorable weather conditions, delay or cancellation of domestic flights on mountainous area where flight involves on the start of trek and at the end.

                                  Travel and Medical Insurance also needs to cover when clients break the journey in the middle of the trip, due to sickness-personal domestic problem etc………

                                   Guide and Porters for Everest Base Camp Trek 16 Days: 

                                  On treks or climb where you will be accompanied by our expert guide who knows the area on route of the trek chosen, we have professional and veteran guides to led the trek where you can feel comfortable, as our guide are knowledgeable offers you various information of the country from history-geography, culture to flora and fauna.

                                  All guides have gone through basic medical training that includes high altitude symptoms or AMS (Acute Mountain Sickness) can help you with simple medical First Aid and for severe condition will support taking you to safe area or to nearest hospitals by any means of quick transportation.

                                  Our guides are well versed in Eco-Trekking and Responsible Tourism as well and are committed in keeping the environment on trekking route in pristine form as it was.

                                  Porters are picked can be regular porter of the company of hired in Kathmandu-Pokhara or in Lukla on start of the trekking, with always a strong and cheerful porters to carry your heavier luggage, baggage of 15 to 25 kg maximum weights to carry by each porters, we do not allow underage porters of below 16 years of age or above 50 years.

                                  Porters and guide are well looked after by the company with good wages, medical insurance, travel allowance including meals on treks and climb company also provides warm gear in winter as well for high and cold altitude trips.

                                  Information of AMS and Precaution Measures:

                                  High Altitude or Acute Mountain Sickness for short as AMS a symptom faced and can catch any people on high altitude adventure walks.

                                  Due to high pressure and low oxygen level as certain height where some people feel uneasiness with shortness of breathiness, light headache, nausea, dizziness, lack of good sleep and with less appetite.

                                  To avoid these whole symptoms where we always designed itinerary days accordingly with enough space, flexible days for acclimatization at high elevation, taking short walks up and sleeping and resting at low places.

                                  The other good way to avoid AMS taking slow and steady pace on walks, stopping frequently to catch your breath and adding lot of fluid or safe drinking water at least 2-3 liters a day to support against AMS.

                                  On high altitude take enough rest and with short slow hike above high hills to catch views as well to support acclimatization and sleeping and resting at low altitude will certainly helps you in avoiding AMS.

                                  Useful in situations when you cannot make high ascent, the best ways to prevent altitude sickness doing it slowly, stopping for overnights at certain altitude to adjust to the new height, and taking it easy for first one or two 2 days.

                                  In our list we always mention general medication to bring from home as well from your doctor advice also, your doctor might recommend you some basic medication list like medicine against diarrhea, headache, fever, cold-flu as well constipation including first aid for cuts-wounds and burns as well.

                                  What to Bring During 16 Days Everest Base Camp Trek?

                                  **- can be bought in Kathmandu

                                    Clothing and footwear

                                  • Trekking boots (should be warm, waterproof, breathable, cover and fix the ankle)
                                  • Sports sandals with a closed toe or sneakers.
                                  • flip flops , Sun cap , Wool or fleece hat , 2 pairs of gloves/mittens (1 thin, 1 thick,}
                                  • Bandana or neckerchief ,  Fleece jackets (1 thin, 1 thick) .
                                  • Thermal underwear (merino wool!), preferably 2 sets (one for walking, the other for sleeping), buy at home.
                                  • Trekking socks - several pairs (there is a limited possibility of washing)
                                  • Quick-drying sports T-shirts (e.g. Polartec PowerDry) - 2 pcs. or more.
                                  • Down jacket , Windstopper , Windproof warm jacket with hood.
                                  • Trekking trousers ,  Warm synthetic pants like ski pants , Rain poncho.
                                  • Sun Screen Cream , Sunglasses ,  Trekking pole , Water bottle.

                                  Equipment for 16 Days Everest Base Camp Trekking

                                   *Duffel bags for trek will be perovided on Day 2 should be returned after the trek is over.

                                   *Backpack 20-30 liters with rain cover (optionally with drinking system)

                                  *Sleeping bag (comfort temperature around -5 C). On the upper lodges they usually provide woolen blankets. You can rent a sleeping bag in       Kathmandu, $1-2 per day.

                                  *A good quality headlight with new batteries and a spare set of batteries.

                                   *Sunglasses (category 3-4) + hard case , Trekking poles , Thermos 0.5-1 liter.

                                  *Sealed packaging for documents and money , Sitting mat (optionally), Power bank.

                                  * A roll of dense garbage bags 50 liters. You will pack your items in it when you put them in a duffel bag to protect them from moisture and dust.

                                  Personal usage on Everest Base Camp Trek 16 Days 

                                  > Towel (light and quick-drying)  - Washing accessories - Disinfection wipes

                                  > Antibacterial gel - Moisturizing hand cream - Sun cream with a high factor

                                  > Lip balm with sun protection - Reusable water bottle - Snacks, nuts, chocolate

                                  Express Everest Base Camp Trekking FAQs

                                  • The fastest is 6 days from Lukla, without rest days for acclimatization, can be hazardous and very risky. Most trekkers needs at least maximum of 8-9 days having rest with acclimatization days.

                                  • It is not difficult, depending upon one fitness level and health condition although it leads to steep climb for some days. The path is well defined and easy to walk, only the altitude makes difficult for most people. Taking slow at ease pace and having enough short rest can overcome the difficulty.

                                  • The best time for Everest base camp trek and around Himalayas is in spring from March to May. When days are bright and sunny, having long sunlight hours, but cold morning and late afternoon till night time.

                                    The next best season is autumn / fall, starts from September till November much clear days for views and pleasant walks. But can be very cold morning and night time, having shorter days due to sun-light hours.

                                    Interested people can trek during winter times of Christmas and New Year Holidays also. Most days are clear for views and walks, but freezing temperatures especially in the morning, shady areas and late afternoon till night time.

                                    Can expect snow-fall sometimes during all seasons around higher altitude in all Himalayan destinations.

                                  • Yes, although the term and trip name is Express Everest base camp trek;
                                    but having rest days at Namche Bazaar at 3,440 m high. As well taking much rest on walks saving from being breathless. Climbing higher or on level ground one needs to take it slowly and having much drink to fight against altitude sickness of AMS

                                  • Shortest of minimum of 4 hours, and longest can take more than 7-8 hours walks, especially on the way down. After completing the main highlights reaching Everest base camp and climb on top Kalapathar Hill. The longest walk from Pheriche to Namche Bazaar and then to Lukla for last overnight stop after the Express Everest base camp trek.

                                  Client Reviews
                                  • Best guide to EBC

                                    I made a trip with a friend guided by Magar Bam.

                                    I can recommend Bam as a professional, who knows mountains very well. He also gets along with people easily.

                                    We aimed to get EBC within 9 days. As I didn't have strong AMS after spending a week in Tibet prior till Labuche. Though on 5000 m the AMS symptoms became too strong. Bam helped me to make a right decision when plans were about to change.

                                    We adjusted the tour for us every day, considering how we feel. Bam's knowledge made the route changes smooth.
                                    Bam is very friendly and always had a story or two.

                                    Milyausha Basharova
                                    Milyausha BasharovaRussia,May 21, 2019
                                  • Thank you and Namaste!

                                    Even now after 2 years I'm still feeling great warmth and I'm so thankful to you, Bam Magar, and your nephew Uttam for being our guides on this steep track to Everest Base camp! You've made this not the easiest journey safe, comfortable and very exciting. Thank you for being so warning and knowledgeable. And indeed thank you for your stories that made Nepal the country I will definitely love to visit some day again!

                                    Varvara Brzezinska
                                    Varvara BrzezinskaBelarus,January 03, 2019