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5545M / 18192 FT
Everest needs no introduction. Most climbers dream of conquering Everest, and trekkers dream about trekking to Everest Base Camp. Summiting Everest is not in everyone’s reach, but reaching the Base Camp is achievable. This is the reason Everest Base Camp Trek is among the most popular treks in Nepal.
The trail takes you through unique villages of Sherpas, alpine forests, grasslands above treeline to base camp and Kala Patthar. The breathtaking views of Everest and other mountains are the major attractions of Everest Base Camp Trek.
Everest Base Camp Trekking offers a unique experience with extensive views of some of the highest and most beautiful mountains on the globe. Trekkers say Everest Base Camp is among the most inspiring places. As you meet happy trekkers in the way and see highly motivated mountaineers preparing to climb Mount Everest, you get the energy to complete your trek.
You can trek to Everest Base Camp in most of the seasons. But, the best seasons are Spring and Autumn. Usually, the region experiences most of the trekkers from March to May and September to December experience.
The journey to the beautiful and inspiring Everest Base Camp begins from a flight from Kathmandu. After flying for about 30 minutes, you land at Lukla- the entry point of the Khumbu region. If you wish to use land transportation, you can travel to Jiri by bus and start your trek towards Everest Base Camp.
As you start trekking from Lukla, you will pass many small settlements and a few towns of Sherpas. There are teahouses in almost all the territories. So you do not have to worry about food and accommodation. But, be ready to eat what locals eat and stay in teahouses with only basic facilities.
The trail leads you alongside Dudh Koshi River. You will come across countless streams, pass many suspension bridges, and march closer and closer to Everest.
In your 15 days Everest Base Camp Trek, you trek to Namche from Lukla. From Namche, four days trek with an additional day for acclimatization takes you to Everest Base Camp. The next day, you hike to Kala Patthar -the highest point of your trek. Then you retrace back to Lukla and fly to Kathmandu.
Each passing day, you will fall in love with the Himalayas and the people dwelling in the Himalayas. The Sherpas and the locals of other ethnicities are some of the friendliest and loveliest people you will find on the globe. As you stay with them and make them friends, you can closely look at the lifestyle of the people of the Himalayas. Peek into their unique culture and tradition and make your trek worthier. Trekking to Everest Base Camp is not just about witnessing the beautiful Himalayas. It also lets you explore the culture, tradition, and lifestyle of Sherpas- the strongest people.
Everest Base Camp Trek is one of the popular trekking routes of Nepal. A lot of people visit this heavenly place each year. Every day, we will be walking for about 6-7 hours. There are 2 rest and acclimatization days. We will be doing acclimatization hikes during the rest days.
This is a tea house trekking. We will be eating and sleeping in the lodges. The highest altitude we sleep is about 5100 meters. For some people without previous high altitude experience, it can be a bit difficult to adjust. Our leaders will do the best to accommodate you and make you comfortable while on the journey.
Arrival in Kathmandu, transfer to the hotel (1310M / 30 minutes)
Welcome to the city of temples and the country of Himalayas. Our airport representative will be waiting for your arrival with a name card written your name. We will transfer you to the hotel. We will introduce you with the tour leader and have a short meeting about the tour.
3 - 4 Hours
Fly to Lukla (2860M / 30 minutes), trek to Phakding (2610M / 3-4 Hours)
Enjoy breathtaking views of the Himalayas on your flight to Lukla. It’s one of the most adventurous flight rated by top-rated websites and travel magazines. The flight takes approximately 30 minutes. Try to get your seat on the left side of the plane.
Once we commence our trek, we will pass through Chaurikharka, Chheplung, Ghat, Phakding, etc. Phakding is a small town with the majority of houses made for accommodation. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
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Trek to Namche Bazaar (3440M / 6-7 Hours)
The trail starts with gentle ascending before we reach Monjo. We will stop in Jorsalle for our lunch and continue further to Hilary Bridge through beautiful pine forests. Once we cross the bridge, the trail passes through steep ascending towards Namche Bazaar.
Namche is considered as the gateway of the Khumbu / Everest region. It is a beautiful town with numerous activities available for trekkers. Pool House, Nescafe Cofee, Bakery, Modern Lodges, Internet, Telephone, Laundry, Bank, Money Changer, Equipment shop, etc., it got everything. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
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Rest and acclimatization day in Nepal (3440M), acclimatization hikes
Today is our rest and acclimatization day. We will do acclimatization hikes to nearby places. The leader will give you different options such as Khumjung and Khunde hike, Everest View Hotel Hike, Thame Hike or National Park headquarter visit. The evening will be free for exploring Namche Bazaar (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
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Trek to Tengboche Village (3860M / 5-6 Hours) or Debuche (3790)
We will ascend towards the national park headquarter and follow the gentle trail to Kyanjuma. We may stop for a short tea break before we start descending to Phungi Thanga for our lunch. We will cross the Dudh Koshi river and start steep ascending to Tengboche village. We have the opportunity to stop in Tengboche village or descend another 30 minutes to Debuche village. Tengboche monastery is considered as one of the largest and most famous monasteries of Khumbu valley. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
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Trek to Dingboche (4410M / 6-7 Hours)
We will follow the Imja Khola towards a beautiful village named Pangboche (3,930M). Pangboche is home of many renowned Everest climbers. This village is the home of brave Sherpas. The spectacular views of the Himalayas seen from the village are incomparable. We will continue for about an hour to stop for lunch in Somare.
We will follow a gentle trail until we cross a small stream from where the trail becomes steeper before we see a beautiful image of Dingboche village. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
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Rest and acclimatization day in Dingboche (4410M)
This is our second rest and acclimatization day. We will do a day hike to Nagarkhang Peak (approximately 5000 meters) from where we will witness spectacular Himalayan beauty. The summit offers great views of several Himalayan peaks including Makalu, Thamserku, Amadablam, Cholatse, Tabuche, Lobuche, Kusum Kangaro, etc.
We will return to Dingboche for lunch have a free evening for rest and relax. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
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Trek to Lobuche (4910M / 5-6 Hours)
We are getting closer to our destination; Everest Base Camp. We will follow the ridge above Pheriche village until we reach Dughla. We will stop in Dughla for a quick lunch before we start steep climbing to Dughla pass; the memorial for many world famous climbers passed away in this area.
The trail further is gentle ascending on the bank of Khumbu glacier; one of the biggest glaciers in the world. We will stop in Lobuche for the overnight stop. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
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Trek to Gorakshep (5130M / 3 Hours), hike to Everest Base Camp (5364M / 5 Hours with return)
The first part of the trek until we walk over the glaciers in pretty easy. Once we start ascending over the glaciers, the trail becomes harder due to trail difficult and low Oxygen level. Crossing the glaciers will give us a glimpse of Gorakshep village.
We will take quick lunch in Gorakshep and continue our journey to Everest Base Camp before it’s too late. The journey takes about 5 hours to visit Everest Base Camp and return to Gorakshep. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
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Hike to Kalapatthar (5545M / 4 Hours), Descend to Pangboche (3900M / 6 Hours)
We will wake up early in the morning to start the hike to Kalatthar before the sun comes up. The climb is difficult for it’s worthy. Kalapatthar is the most famous viewpoint of Khumbu valley known of towering Himalayan peaks including Mt. Everest.
Descending to Gorakshep, we will grab our breakfast and start descending to Pangboche village. It’s a long day ahead but it’s mostly downhill walking. We will pass through Pheriche village where a Himalayan Rescue Aid post is situated.
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Trek to Namche Bazaar (3440M / 6-7 Hours)
We will pass through Debuche and Tengboche village before we start steep descending to Phungi Tenga for our lunch. Phungi Tenga is situated on the bank of Dudhkoshi River. We then, have to start ascending to Kyanjuma village and continue further to Namche Bazaar through a gentle path. Namche will be waiting for a good shower and a good sleep.
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Trek to Lukla (2860M / 7-8 Hours)
We will take steep descending to Jorsalle village and continue further to Phakding for our lunch breakfast. We are coming towards the end of our 11 night 12 days trek. Once we reach Lukla, we will conclude our walking and prepare for the flight to Kathmandu on the next morning. Say goodbye to your porters.
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Fly to Kathmandu (30 minutes / 1310M), drive to Hotel (30 minutes)
We will go to the airport in the morning to catch our adventurous flight to Kathmandu. It’s going to be the breathtaking flight and adventurous experience. It’s worth to seat on the right side of the airplane for some beautiful views of the Himalayas. Upon landing in Kathmandu, we will collect our luggage and head towards our hotel. Free afternoon to rest and relax.
Rest and buffer day in Kathmandu (1310M)
We have a free day in Kathmandu before catching our international flight. Lukla flight often gets weather issues and flight cancellations / delays and this day is used on potential problems. You have a free day for shopping gifts for your friends and families and rest and spend last hours in Kathmandu.
Drive to airport, departure from Kathmandu (30 minutes)
30 Minutes Hours
Our prices are different based on a number of people. The prices are set based on a number of people traveling together. For example, the price for 1 person and the total price for 2 people is different. So, the price you see at the time of making the reservation is the final. We do not charge an additional amount for the single traveler.
We accept all major currencies such as USD, EUR, CAD, AUD, SGD, MYR, GBP, THB, CHF, JPY, HKD, etc. Credit card payments are accepted only in USD. We also accept bank transfers, direct remittance services (Western Union, Moneygram), etc.
March – May, and September – December are considered the best months for trekking in Nepal. Trekking is doable throughout the year however some months are better than others. June – August is monsoon season so there might be some rain showers in these months. January – February is winter months and it’s usually much cold in higher areas.
The trek is doable throughout the year.
The trek has free cancellation 60 days before departure. Any cancellations received within 60 days of departure will incur 15% cancellation fees.
We will be eating and sleeping in the lodges for the whole trek (Day 2 to Day 12). Generally, rice, noodles, pasta, vegetables, curry, potatoes, eggs, sandwich, burgers, etc. are available.
The lodges will have twin sharing rooms. In most cases, we will provide you a private room however in rare cases you may need to share the rooms with other travelers (especially if you are traveling alone).
Very good question. Usually, a person with previous multiday hiking experiences is welcome to join our treks. If you do not have previous hiking experiences but still have no problem walking for 6-7 hours every day, then we are happy to take you on board.
If you are average fit then most of our treks are doable by you. If you are not sure whether you are fit or not then please consult with our travel experts.
We take bookings for this trek for people over 6 years old. The trek is doable with kids as well and we have previous experiences of organizing family tours.
We have very experienced guides at the company. We have guides experienced for at least 7 years to 22 years. All our guides are Ministry of Tourism trained and licensed by Nepal Government.
This is completely tea house based trek hence we will be sleeping and eating in the lodges. In Kathmandu, we provide 3 start category hotel accommodation with breakfast and it will be standard lodges while on the trek. The lodges on the trek will be mostly shared bathroom / shared toilet while in 1/2 places we may provide you rooms with private toilet.
The meals on the trek will be mostly locally prepared using local ingredients most of the time. Kathmandu offers a wide selection of meals in basic to high standard luxury lounges. On the trek, the number of meal items will be limited to a small number.
Everest Base Camp Trek is a high-altitude trekking route in Khumbu region. This trekking can be done throughout the year however March to May and September to December are better months comparing to other months i.e. June, July, August, January, February, etc. During best months the sky is generally crystal clear, the views are breathtaking and the weather is lovely as well. March to April is the months of blossoming season of rhododendron and many other flowers which looks very beautiful lush of green forests. From October to December you will see more green forests in the area. Everest Base Camp Trekking is best during spring and autumn season. As this is the ultimate adventure of your life we recommend you to plan the trek properly and during best months though Himalayan Leisure, Inc. will be able to arrange your trip throughout the year.
Sun hat or scarf – Light balaclava or warm fleece hat – Sunglasses with UV protection
:Under Garments – Hiking shorts – Lightweight cotton long pants – Light and expedition weight thermal bottoms – Fleece or wool pants (seasonal) – Waterproof (preferably breathable fabric) shell pants
Thin, lightweight inner socks – Thick, warm wool hiking socks – Hiking boots with spare laces – Camp shoes (sneakers and/or sandals) Gaiters for hiking in winter to the base camp
:T-shirts – Light and expedition weight thermal tops – Fleece jacket or pullover – Fleece Wind-Stopper jacket (optional) – Waterproof (preferably breathable fabric) shell jacket – Down vest and/or jacket*
Lightweight gloves – Heavyweight gloves or mittens with a waterproof shell outer (seasonal)
:Sleeping bag rated to zero degrees centigrade * – Headlamp (e.g. Petzl Zoom) with spare bulbs and batteries – Trekking Bags/Duffel bag * – Basic First Aid Kit – Large plastic bags – for keeping items dry inside trek bag – Daypack (approximately 2500 to 3000 cubic inches) – Trekking Poles – Water bottle (2) or camel bag – Toiletries (Small wash towel, Toilet papers, etc) – Ear Plug (who know some people on group are snoring)
1 medium-sized quick-drying towel – Toothbrush/paste (preferably biodegradable) – Multipurpose soap (preferably biodegradable) – Deodorants – Nail clippers – Face and body moisturizer – Personal / Feminine hygiene products – Small mirror
Binoculars – Reading book – Trail Map/Guide book – Journal & Pen – Walkman – Pencils and small notebooks – Travel game i.e. chess, backgammon, scrabble – Swimming customs (Kathmandu and Trek)
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