Duration
15 Days
Activities
  • Trek to EBC
  • Visit Monasteries
  • Kathmandu Sightseeing
Accommodation
  • Three nights hotel
  • 11 nights eco-lodge
Meals
  • 13 Dinners
  • 11 Lunches
  • 14 Breakfasts

Price

Reduced

$1820 USD

$1450 USD

10% Discount for Group
Destination Destination
Nepal
Difficulty Difficulty
Moderate to Adventurous
Max. Altitude Max. Altitude
5545 M, Kala Patthar
Activities Activity
Trekking
Start and Point Start/End Point
Kathmandu/Kathmandu
Best Season Best Season
Mar, Apr, May, Sep, Oct, Nov
Group Size Group Size
1-20 People
Transportation Transportation
Private Car
Activity Per Day Activity Per Day
6-7 Hours Trek

Overview & Highlights

Everest Base Camp Trek Highlights


  • Guided full-service trek to the Everest region
  • Scenic yet adventurous flight to Lukla 
  • Opportunity to know about Sherpa culture, tradition and lifestyle
  • Breathtaking views of high Himalayan peaks including Mt. Everest, Mt. Lhotse, Mt. Cho Oyu, and other peaks.
  • Beautiful Sherpa villages of Namche Bazaar and Tengboche
  • Ancient Buddhist monasteries 
  • Witnessing the majestic culture and rich tradition of the Kathmandu Valley

Overview of Everest Base Camp Trek


Everest Base Camp Trek offers you the opportunity to walk to the foot of Mount Everest, the tallest peak on earth, passing through the beautiful Sherpa country, ancient monasteries, lush forests, and fast-flowing rivers originating from Himalayan glaciers.

Trek to the Everest Base Camp is a journey of a lifetime for many. This Everest Trek has featured numerous international guide books, travel shows and vlogs thanks to its main attraction — Mount Everest, the tallest peak in the world. Because of Everest, the trail may look difficult for many. But the trek is moderately difficult and every fit person can do this trek with proper acclimatization. As trekkers directly fly into Lukla, they suddenly find themselves in the Buddhist land. One can see prayer wheels, mani walls and chhortens throughout the trek which reflects the rich Buddhist heritage of the region. The walk is easy initially. The trail that goes along the Dudh Koshi River valley is scenic with beautiful villages and lush forests rich in diverse flora and fauna. The trek provides you with an opportunity to meet and interact with Sherpas — the amazing climbers.

The trek to the base camp of Mount Everest remains etched in your memory for long because trekkers walk on the same trail used by Sir Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay Sherpa, the first climbers of Mount Everest, and their climbing party nearly seven decades ago.

Mountain Views:

Though trekkers won’t be able to get good views of the mountains over the first two days of the treks, they find themselves surrounded by mountains on all other days. A scenic Himalayan visa welcomes trekkers no sooner they climb beyond Namche Bazaar. In some places, they get 360-degree views of high Himalayan peaks. The most dominating peak after Namche is Amadablam which rises tall above all other peaks. Similarly, the pyramidical summit of Pumori rises above you as you walk past Dingboche. The panoramic view of tall mountain peaks like Everest, Lhotse and Nuptse among others from Kalapatthar is the icing on the cake. 

Everest Base Camp Trek Route Info:

The trek begins with a 40-minute flight to Lukla airstrip in the Everest Region. The trail then passes through the settlements of Chaurikharka and Cheplung to Phakding. It then continues along the Dudh Koshi River to Monjo before making a climb to Namche Bazaar. From Namche Bazaar, the trail again drops to Dudh Koshi River before making a climb to Tengboche. The trail then passes through beautiful Sherpa settlements of Debuche, Dingboche and Lobuche to Gorakshep. Gorakshep is the last village on Everest trail. The return leg begins after a short hike to Kalapatthar ridge which offers unhindered views of the high Himalayan peak.

For more info, please read our blog “A Complete Guide to EBC Trek.”

Everest Base Camp Trek Itinerary

Welcome to Nepal. Our representative will be at the airport to offer you traditional Nepali welcome and transfer you to your hotel. Remaining time is free for independent activities. In the evening, meet your guide and attend the trek briefing session.
O/N: Hotel

Meals: Not Included

After early breakfast, meet your guide at the hotel who will transfer you to the airport for a short flight to Lukla. Lukla is the starting point of Everest Base Camp trek. The flight takes about 40 minutes and offers your bird’s eye view of terraced fields, lush forest and diverse topography of Nepal. You can also enjoy breathtaking views of high mountain peaks of the Himalayas as you leave Kathmandu Valley. Be prepared for the adventurous landing as many have described Lukla Airport as one of the most difficult airports to land. The slightly inclined airfield sits on a cliff above the Dudhkoshi River valley leaving pilots no room for error. Upon arrival in Lukla, meet your crew and wait for them to arrange your loads and begin your trek. As the trail is easy, you will get used to it on the first day itself. After leaving Lukla, we will walk through the levelled trail of Chaurikharka village and Cheplung before descending to the Dudhkoshi River which originates in the Khumbu glacier. The trail contours along the left side of Dudh Koshi River as it progresses forward. There are plenty of restaurants and guesthouses on the trek. We will have lunch in one of them before continuing our trek to Phakding. Lookout for mani walls and prayer wheels on the trail which reflect the amazing Buddhist heritage of the region. Phakding is a beautiful village seated on the banks of Dudhkoshi River. There are plenty of lodges and teahouses on both sides of the river.
O/N: Teahouse

Tenzing Hillary Aiport, Lukla
Tenzing Hillary Aiport, Lukla

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

We will resume walking after having breakfast at your teahouse. After crossing the Dudhkoshi River on a suspension bridge, the trail is on the right side of the river. The trail passes through the settlements of Toktok and Bengkar before crossing the river and making a short climb to Monjo. We will get the first view of Mt Thamserku from Bengkar. Monjo is a popular stopover on the Everest trail. Some trekkers spend a night here instead of Phakding so that they can climb the uphill trail to Namche Bazaar in the morning time. The Sagarmatha National Park area begins from Monjo village. We will show our permits at the check post of the national park, exit Monjo village and head toward Namche Bazaar. There are plenty of ups and downs on the trail. Today, we will gain around 600 meters in altitude. We can see caravans of Yaks and Jokyos ferrying supplies to villages lying in the upper areas of the Everest region. A short walk from Monjo will take us to Jorsalle where we will stop for lunch.

Phakding -- Everest Base Camp Trek
Dudh Koshi — the view from Phakding, Everest Base Camp Trek

After lunch, we will cross the confluence of two rivers, which form Bhotekoshi River, on a suspension bridge and start an uphill walk to Namche Bazaar. The winding trail to Namche Bazaar passes through beautiful pine forests. The walk is difficult but you will forget your pain after you reach the beautiful village of Namche Bazaar where we will spend two nights. We will explore the beautiful settlement of Namche Bazaar in the evening. Namche Bazaar has everything that a tourist looks for. There are many coffee shops and bakeries. It even boasts of a discotheque in high season.
O/N: Teahouse

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Today, we will take the first rest day of our trip for acclimatization at Namche Bazaar. It is necessary to take a rest day after gaining a certain altitude as it helps our body to acclimatize to a higher altitude and prevent altitude mountain sickness (AMS). There are several activities to do to utilize this day. Hike to the twin villages of Kunde and Khumjung, where there is a school built by Sir Edmund Hillary, visit Sagarmatha National Park Office and Sherpa museum, and a hike to Everest View Hotel are some of the options. Your guide will select the appropriate activity for you.
O/N: Teahouse

Everest Base Camp Trek, namche Bazar
Namche Bazar — Capital of Sherpa People

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Fresh after a day’s rest, we will resume our walk after having breakfast at our teahouse. The walk turns difficult from here as the high altitude kicks in. However, the views are rewarding and you will see mountains ahead of you almost all the time. A little uphill from Namche Bazaar will take us to one of the most scenic walks of the entire trek. We walk on a ridge above Dudh Koshi River with mountain peaks, including Amadablam, dominating the northern horizon. We will stop at Kyangjuma (3600m) for lunch. Kyangjuma is a small Sherpa settlement on the Everest trekking trail. After lunch, we will make a descent to Dudh Koshi River and cross it on a suspension bridge. The final leg of today’s trek is mostly uphill to Tengboche. The magnificent Tengboche Monastery is the main attraction of this small Sherpa village. In the evening, you can offer prayers at the monster and interact with young monks. Climbing parties to Everest often make special prayers at the monastery praying for the success of their expedition.
O/N: Teahouse

Tengboche Monastery, Everest Base Camp Trek
Tengboche Monastery

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

After enjoying the sunrise and magnificent mountain views early in the morning, we start our walk toward Dingboche. The trail is a gradual downhill initially to Debuche. It then contours on the right side of Bhote Koshi River to the settlement of Milinggo. Going further, we will cross the river and walk on the left side of the river to the village of Pangboche and further to Shomare where we will stop for lunch. After lunch, we continue our walk to the confluence of Dudh Koshi and Imja Khola rivers. We cross the river and follow the Imja Khola River to Dingboche. The trail on the left side of the river goes to the village of Pheriche where there is a health check post operated by Himalayan Rescue Association. Both the routes eventually meet at Dugh La. However, many trekkers use the route to Dingboche as it promises magnificent mountain views. Imja Khola river originates from Imja glacial lake which lies at the bottom of Imja glacier of Island Peak.
O/N: Teahouse

Chhukug, Everest Base Camp Trek
Chhukung – Way to Dingboche

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Today, we will take another rest day for acclimatization as we are now walking above 4,000 meters. There are plenty of activities to make use of this day for acclimatization. The first option is to hike to Nagarjuna Hill (5050m). Nagarjuna Hill is an excellent viewpoint in Dingboche. The hill offers unhindered views of mountains like Ama Dablam (6812m), Makalu (8485m) and Cho Oyu (8201m), among others. As trekkers are advised to climb to higher altitude for acclimatization during rest days, a hike to Nagarjuna Hill is the best option. But if you do not want to take the ordeal of climbing a hill, you can enjoy a walk to Chukhung village which lies below the Chhukung is a stopover in the Everest Three Passes Trek. Explore the village and return to Dingboche for lunch.
O/N: Teahouse

Dingboche, Everest base Camp Trek
Dingboche Village

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Fresh after a daylong acclimatization break, we will resume our Everest trek today. In total, we will complete the distance of about 9 kilometers gaining some 700 meters of altitude. There are two steep sections in today’s walk. The first is right after you resume walking as you will need to climb a hill above Dingboche. Second is a steep walk to the pass above Dugha La. Dugha La is about five kilometers from Dingboche. It will take around three hours. There are few lodges here. We can stop here for lunch or continue toward Lobuche if it is too early. Right after Dugha La, we will need to climb to a high pass. It is a steep climb of about 300 meters. The views from the top of the pass are rewarding. After the pass, the trail descends to the river and it is an easy walk along the river to Lobuche.
O/N: Teahouse

Lobuche, Everest base Camp
Way to Everest Base Camp

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Today is the day you have been waiting for! We will start early as we will need to reach Gorakshep by midday so that we have sufficient time to hike to the Everest Base Camp and come back to Gorakshep. The distance is short but the walk is demanding. There are multiple ascents and descents on this trek but not a single place to take a rest. Look for the views around every time you reach the top before making a descent. After a walk of about four hours, we will reach Gorakshep. Gorakshep is the last village on the Everest trail. There are no facilities beyond Gorakshep.

Everest Base Camp Trek
Trekker at Everest Base Camp

After having lunch, we will start the hike to the base camp. The distance to Everest Base Camp and back to Gorakshep is about 7 kilometers. But it is more difficult than the trail to Gorakshep. There are some difficult ascents as you will have to climb through Khumbu glacier. As there is no marked trail, it will be difficult if you get lost. So, always follow your guide. The base camp looks nothing but a moraine. Surprisingly, you won’t see Mt Everest from the base camp. Take some pictures and cherish the journey of your lifetime before you start your return walk to Gorakshep.
O/N: Teahouse

Gorakshep Village
Gorakshep Village – the highest village in the world

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Hike to Kalapatthar viewpoint is something not to be missed while on the Everest Base Camp Trek. Kala Patthar is a small ridge above Gorakshep that offers unhindered views of high mountain peaks like Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse and Changtse, among others. Though the distance is very short, it takes around three hours to reach the top. However, you can come down to Gorakshep in just an hour. The trail is well-marked and you won’t be alone while going to the top as most of the trekkers hike to this viewpoint to enjoy a panoramic view of some of the highest Himalaya peaks. After spending some time at the top, we will descend to Gorakshep, have breakfast and begin our return leg of the trek. We walk on the same trail via Lobuche and Dugha La. After Dugha La, we will take the lower trail on our right to Pheriche instead of going to Dingboche where we spent two nights while coming up. Pheriche is a small settlement on the left bank of Dudh Koshi River.
O/N: Teahouse

Kala Patthar -- Everest Base Camp Trek
A trekker at Kala Patthar and Mount Everest

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Another easy walk! We will resume the walk after having breakfast at our teahouse. A little below Pheriche, we will cross the river and walk along the right side of the river toward the settlements of Shomare and Pangboche. After a short walk from Pangboche, we will cross the river on a suspension bridge and walk along its left bank to Debuche and rich Tengboche after a short climb. From here, the trail descends again to the river and we will make a final ascent after crossing the river to the village of Kyangjuma. After a short uphill from Kyangjuma, we reach the ridge from where it’s an easy walk to Namche.
O/N: Teahouse

Pheriche - Everest base Camp trek

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

This is going to be our final walking day. After breakfast at Namche Bazaar, we will descend to the river confluence and Jorsalle and continue our walk toward Monjo where we will need to show our permits. We will then continue through the villages of Bengkar, Phakding and Ghat before making a short climb to Cheplung and then to Lukla. In the evening, we will organize a small get together in honour of our amazing crew members.

O/N: Teahouse

Suspension Bridge - Everset Base Camp Trek
The first bridge from Namche Bazar to Lukla

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

After early breakfast, we will take a flight to Kathmandu. Upon arrival in Kathmandu, our guide will transfer you to your hotel. Remaining time is free for independent activities. Perhaps, you will choose to take a rest in your hotel room after a long trek.
O/N: Hotel

Meals: Breakfast

Today, we will take a sightseeing trip to Kathmandu Valley. Kathmandu Valley is a treasure trove of historical monuments and cultural attractions as the small area are home to seven UNESCO World Heritage sites. We will visit Swoyambhunath Stupa, then Kathmandu Durbar Square and cap our sightseeing by visiting Pashupatinath Temple. A tour guide will accompany you today so that you get more historical and cultural facts about the site that you visit. In the evening, we will host a farewell dinner for you to celebrate the success of your trek.
O/N: Hotel

Swoyambhunath Stupa
Swoyambhunath Stupa

Meals: Breakfast and Dinner

Your final day in Nepal! After a leisurely breakfast, our guide will pick up from the hotel and transfer you to the airport for your return flight. We will take you to the airport at least three hours before your flight time so that you don’t have to rush for customs and immigration formalities. You will have plenty of time to reflect on the amazing time that you spent in Nepal while you return to your destination.

Meals: Breakfast

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Everest Base Camp Trek Accommodation

Meals and Accommodation

Accommodation is at three-star hotels in Kathmandu on twin-sharing and BB basis. In the trek areas, however, accommodation is at tea houses with three meals a day i.e. breakfast, lunch and dinner.

Transportation

Your package includes flights on Kathmandu-Lukla-Kathmandu sector. Transfers and sightseeing will be in private air-conditioned vehicles. 

DayHotelHotel LocationCategory
01 Yatri Suites & Spa or similar Thamel, Kathmandu 4-star Hotel
02 Beer Garden Lodge Phakding, Everest Region Local Lodge
03 The Nest Lodge Namche, Everest Region Local Lodge
04 The Nest Lodge Namche, Everest Region Local Lodge
05 Himalayan Lodge Tengboche, Everest Region Local Lodge
06 Yak Lodge Dingboche, Everest Region Local Lodge
07 Yak Lodge Dingboche, Everest Region Local Lodge
08 Oxygen Lodge Lobuche, Everest Region Local Lodge
09 Everest Inn Gorak Shep, Everest Region Local Lodge
10 Pheriche Resort Pheriche, Everest Region Local Lodge
11 The Nest Lodge Namche, Everest Region Local Lodge
12 Buddha Lodge Lukla, Everest Region Local Lodge
13 Yatri Suites & Spa or similar Thamel. Kathmandu 4-Star Hotel
14 Yatri Suites & Spa or similar Thamel, Kathmandu 4-Star Hotel

Everest Base Camp Trek Route Map

Everest Base Camp Trek Route Map
Everest Base Camp Trek Route Map

Departure Dates

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    Essential Information

    Natural Experience

    The Everest Base Camp trek is rich in terms of natural attractions. In lower areas, the trail passes through lush forests where you can hear birds singing high above the forest canopy. You can see small rivulets crossing the trail which makes you feel rejuvenated. While the lower areas have lush vegetation of oak and pine trees, the higher areas have birch, juniper and pine forests. However, you can see only shrubs and arid landscapes beyond the treeline.

    Getting there

    Lukla is the gateway to the Everest region. This hilly settlement is 40 minute’s flight away from Kathmandu. There is an option of walking all the way from Jiri, but it will take some five days to reach Lukla.

    How difficulty is Everest Base Camp Trek?

    The trek is moderately difficult. The trail is very good. Only the high altitude factor makes it moderately difficult.

    Best Season for EBC Trek

    The best season to do this trek is spring when clear weather guarantees a better view. Also, flights to Lukla operate seamlessly in this session. However, the trek can be done around the year.

    Packing List

    The packing list depends on the trekking season. We will provide you with the list of trekking equipment well in advance. No technical trekking equipment is required for this trek. A three-season plus sleeping bag will be enough for you.

    How much does the trek cost?

    The trek cost depends on factors like tour plan (deluxe or standard), group size and services required. The cost of the standard plan is USD 1500 per person.

    Extensions

    There are plenty of trip extensions in the Everest region. You can take a side trip to the Gokyo Lakes, or visit the Imja glacial lake. Or, you can simply stay a few more days in the village to know more about Sherpa, culture, tradition and lifestyle.

    Everest Base Camp Trek FAQs

    Where is Everest Base Camp Trek located?

    Everest Base Camp is located in Solukhumbu district of Nepal. 

    How long is this trek?

    There are different trekking options. But the classic Everest Base Camp Trek can be done in 15 days from Kathmandu.

    Which is the best time for Everest Base Camp Trek?

    Spring is the best time to do this trek as clear weather ensures better mountain views. However, the trek can also be done in autumn and even during monsoon. 

    How fit do I need to be for EBC Trek?

    Any healthy individual can do this trek as it is only moderately difficult. 

    How long do I need to walk per day?

    You will need to walk 6-7 hours a day on average.  

    What permits do I need to obtain for this trek?

    You need two types of permits: Sagarmatha National Park permits and TIMS CARD.

    What is the highest altitude of this trek?

    Kalapatthar (5640m) is the highest point of this trek.

    How is the accommodation?

    There are good teahouses in the Everest Region with warm and comfortable rooms.

    Do I get Internet facilities?

    Yes, you get Internet facility in most of the places of the trek. But lodges often charge separately for Internet browsing.

    Is there an ATM facility on the trek?

    There are ATM facilities only in Lukla and Namche Bazaar. 

    Do I need to hire a guide/agency for this trek?

    You are free to trek independently. But we advise you to take along a guide or a porter given the difficult topography and unpredictable weather. Hiring an agency is even better as it will take care of everything.

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    Oct 23, 2019
    by Amy Brisbane on Peregrine Treks - Everest Base Camp Trek - Annapurna Base Camp Trek - Langtang Valley Trek - Annapurna Circuit Trek - Manaslu Trekking

    We recently are back from completing one of the excellent treks in Nepal, the Everest Base camp Trek. Before the trek, I unfortunately suffered food poisoning in Kathmandu but Peregrine treks were much of a help to rearrange everything and made our trip back on track. We started or trip and first day acclimatized on Namche Bazar where the accommodation and altitude were just perfect. Our trekking guide and porter were brilliant on the EBC trek, we always felt safe and in good hands.
    Pradip was beneficial and easy to communicate guy at the Peregrine office. I would recommend Peregrine Trek to everyone visiting Nepal for the excellent trek and pass on a useful trekking review.

    Oct 22, 2019
    by Laura Leidig on Peregrine Treks - Everest Base Camp Trek - Annapurna Base Camp Trek - Langtang Valley Trek - Annapurna Circuit Trek - Manaslu Trekking

    Our best decision yet so far for choosing 16 days Everest base camp Trek and we are glad we did it. Words can't explain how thrilled we were. We had EBC trek in our bucket list from long ago. We hesitated before we started our trek as this was our first trip to Nepal. Booking progresses, and we realized that Peregrine Treks is one of the best trekking agencies in Nepal.
    Great thanks to Pradip and his entire squad for their spontaneous efforts, none would have been possible without their help. A big hug and much love to our guide cum friend Mingma Chhiri Sherpa for all his care and efficiency, and the porter who has a high helping hand for us. Everest Base Camp is truly a marvel, inducing fantasy with reality, a place truly connecting you with Earth as one.
    Our first time to Nepal has embarked its warmth within us. We will be back because Nepal once is not enough.

    Oct 18, 2019
    by Natalie Goold-Adams on Peregrine Treks - Everest Base Camp Trek - Annapurna Base Camp Trek - Langtang Valley Trek - Annapurna Circuit Trek - Manaslu Trekking

    Apart from arranging the entire EBC trek, Peregrine Trek made my emergency helicopter evacuation successful despite busy trekking season. Before that, the trek was fantastic. The trekking guides handled us very carefully, and nothing was too much trouble for them. They even offered to carry our hike bag pack when the going got too harsh. Porters were awesomely fantastic. Every food we had on our food stop were just so delicious and energetic; I had no space left for the snacks that I stocked up for hikes. Back at the office, Mr. Pradip was way too concerned and right on time with us for our hotel transfers or airport pickup and so on.
    I highly recommend PEREGRINE TREKS as a trekking company. Client safety and satisfaction is their main priority. All the best, and we will return.

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    Everest Base Camp Trek Highlights


    • Guided full-service trek to the Everest region
    • Scenic yet adventurous flight to Lukla 
    • Opportunity to know about Sherpa culture, tradition and lifestyle
    • Breathtaking views of high Himalayan peaks including Mt. Everest, Mt. Lhotse, Mt. Cho Oyu, and other peaks.
    • Beautiful Sherpa villages of Namche Bazaar and Tengboche
    • Ancient Buddhist monasteries 
    • Witnessing the majestic culture and rich tradition of the Kathmandu Valley

    Overview of Everest Base Camp Trek


    Everest Base Camp Trek offers you the opportunity to walk to the foot of Mount Everest, the tallest peak on earth, passing through the beautiful Sherpa country, ancient monasteries, lush forests, and fast-flowing rivers originating from Himalayan glaciers.

    Trek to the Everest Base Camp is a journey of a lifetime for many. This Everest Trek has featured numerous international guide books, travel shows and vlogs thanks to its main attraction — Mount Everest, the tallest peak in the world. Because of Everest, the trail may look difficult for many. But the trek is moderately difficult and every fit person can do this trek with proper acclimatization. As trekkers directly fly into Lukla, they suddenly find themselves in the Buddhist land. One can see prayer wheels, mani walls and chhortens throughout the trek which reflects the rich Buddhist heritage of the region. The walk is easy initially. The trail that goes along the Dudh Koshi River valley is scenic with beautiful villages and lush forests rich in diverse flora and fauna. The trek provides you with an opportunity to meet and interact with Sherpas — the amazing climbers.

    The trek to the base camp of Mount Everest remains etched in your memory for long because trekkers walk on the same trail used by Sir Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay Sherpa, the first climbers of Mount Everest, and their climbing party nearly seven decades ago.

    Mountain Views:

    Though trekkers won’t be able to get good views of the mountains over the first two days of the treks, they find themselves surrounded by mountains on all other days. A scenic Himalayan visa welcomes trekkers no sooner they climb beyond Namche Bazaar. In some places, they get 360-degree views of high Himalayan peaks. The most dominating peak after Namche is Amadablam which rises tall above all other peaks. Similarly, the pyramidical summit of Pumori rises above you as you walk past Dingboche. The panoramic view of tall mountain peaks like Everest, Lhotse and Nuptse among others from Kalapatthar is the icing on the cake. 

    Everest Base Camp Trek Route Info:

    The trek begins with a 40-minute flight to Lukla airstrip in the Everest Region. The trail then passes through the settlements of Chaurikharka and Cheplung to Phakding. It then continues along the Dudh Koshi River to Monjo before making a climb to Namche Bazaar. From Namche Bazaar, the trail again drops to Dudh Koshi River before making a climb to Tengboche. The trail then passes through beautiful Sherpa settlements of Debuche, Dingboche and Lobuche to Gorakshep. Gorakshep is the last village on Everest trail. The return leg begins after a short hike to Kalapatthar ridge which offers unhindered views of the high Himalayan peak.

    For more info, please read our blog “A Complete Guide to EBC Trek.”

    Welcome to Nepal. Our representative will be at the airport to offer you traditional Nepali welcome and transfer you to your hotel. Remaining time is free for independent activities. In the evening, meet your guide and attend the trek briefing session.
    O/N: Hotel

    Meals: Not Included

    After early breakfast, meet your guide at the hotel who will transfer you to the airport for a short flight to Lukla. Lukla is the starting point of Everest Base Camp trek. The flight takes about 40 minutes and offers your bird’s eye view of terraced fields, lush forest and diverse topography of Nepal. You can also enjoy breathtaking views of high mountain peaks of the Himalayas as you leave Kathmandu Valley. Be prepared for the adventurous landing as many have described Lukla Airport as one of the most difficult airports to land. The slightly inclined airfield sits on a cliff above the Dudhkoshi River valley leaving pilots no room for error. Upon arrival in Lukla, meet your crew and wait for them to arrange your loads and begin your trek. As the trail is easy, you will get used to it on the first day itself. After leaving Lukla, we will walk through the levelled trail of Chaurikharka village and Cheplung before descending to the Dudhkoshi River which originates in the Khumbu glacier. The trail contours along the left side of Dudh Koshi River as it progresses forward. There are plenty of restaurants and guesthouses on the trek. We will have lunch in one of them before continuing our trek to Phakding. Lookout for mani walls and prayer wheels on the trail which reflect the amazing Buddhist heritage of the region. Phakding is a beautiful village seated on the banks of Dudhkoshi River. There are plenty of lodges and teahouses on both sides of the river.
    O/N: Teahouse

    Tenzing Hillary Aiport, Lukla
    Tenzing Hillary Aiport, Lukla

    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

    We will resume walking after having breakfast at your teahouse. After crossing the Dudhkoshi River on a suspension bridge, the trail is on the right side of the river. The trail passes through the settlements of Toktok and Bengkar before crossing the river and making a short climb to Monjo. We will get the first view of Mt Thamserku from Bengkar. Monjo is a popular stopover on the Everest trail. Some trekkers spend a night here instead of Phakding so that they can climb the uphill trail to Namche Bazaar in the morning time. The Sagarmatha National Park area begins from Monjo village. We will show our permits at the check post of the national park, exit Monjo village and head toward Namche Bazaar. There are plenty of ups and downs on the trail. Today, we will gain around 600 meters in altitude. We can see caravans of Yaks and Jokyos ferrying supplies to villages lying in the upper areas of the Everest region. A short walk from Monjo will take us to Jorsalle where we will stop for lunch.

    Phakding -- Everest Base Camp Trek
    Dudh Koshi — the view from Phakding, Everest Base Camp Trek

    After lunch, we will cross the confluence of two rivers, which form Bhotekoshi River, on a suspension bridge and start an uphill walk to Namche Bazaar. The winding trail to Namche Bazaar passes through beautiful pine forests. The walk is difficult but you will forget your pain after you reach the beautiful village of Namche Bazaar where we will spend two nights. We will explore the beautiful settlement of Namche Bazaar in the evening. Namche Bazaar has everything that a tourist looks for. There are many coffee shops and bakeries. It even boasts of a discotheque in high season.
    O/N: Teahouse

    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

    Today, we will take the first rest day of our trip for acclimatization at Namche Bazaar. It is necessary to take a rest day after gaining a certain altitude as it helps our body to acclimatize to a higher altitude and prevent altitude mountain sickness (AMS). There are several activities to do to utilize this day. Hike to the twin villages of Kunde and Khumjung, where there is a school built by Sir Edmund Hillary, visit Sagarmatha National Park Office and Sherpa museum, and a hike to Everest View Hotel are some of the options. Your guide will select the appropriate activity for you.
    O/N: Teahouse

    Everest Base Camp Trek, namche Bazar
    Namche Bazar — Capital of Sherpa People

    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

    Fresh after a day’s rest, we will resume our walk after having breakfast at our teahouse. The walk turns difficult from here as the high altitude kicks in. However, the views are rewarding and you will see mountains ahead of you almost all the time. A little uphill from Namche Bazaar will take us to one of the most scenic walks of the entire trek. We walk on a ridge above Dudh Koshi River with mountain peaks, including Amadablam, dominating the northern horizon. We will stop at Kyangjuma (3600m) for lunch. Kyangjuma is a small Sherpa settlement on the Everest trekking trail. After lunch, we will make a descent to Dudh Koshi River and cross it on a suspension bridge. The final leg of today’s trek is mostly uphill to Tengboche. The magnificent Tengboche Monastery is the main attraction of this small Sherpa village. In the evening, you can offer prayers at the monster and interact with young monks. Climbing parties to Everest often make special prayers at the monastery praying for the success of their expedition.
    O/N: Teahouse

    Tengboche Monastery, Everest Base Camp Trek
    Tengboche Monastery

    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

    After enjoying the sunrise and magnificent mountain views early in the morning, we start our walk toward Dingboche. The trail is a gradual downhill initially to Debuche. It then contours on the right side of Bhote Koshi River to the settlement of Milinggo. Going further, we will cross the river and walk on the left side of the river to the village of Pangboche and further to Shomare where we will stop for lunch. After lunch, we continue our walk to the confluence of Dudh Koshi and Imja Khola rivers. We cross the river and follow the Imja Khola River to Dingboche. The trail on the left side of the river goes to the village of Pheriche where there is a health check post operated by Himalayan Rescue Association. Both the routes eventually meet at Dugh La. However, many trekkers use the route to Dingboche as it promises magnificent mountain views. Imja Khola river originates from Imja glacial lake which lies at the bottom of Imja glacier of Island Peak.
    O/N: Teahouse

    Chhukug, Everest Base Camp Trek
    Chhukung – Way to Dingboche

    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

    Today, we will take another rest day for acclimatization as we are now walking above 4,000 meters. There are plenty of activities to make use of this day for acclimatization. The first option is to hike to Nagarjuna Hill (5050m). Nagarjuna Hill is an excellent viewpoint in Dingboche. The hill offers unhindered views of mountains like Ama Dablam (6812m), Makalu (8485m) and Cho Oyu (8201m), among others. As trekkers are advised to climb to higher altitude for acclimatization during rest days, a hike to Nagarjuna Hill is the best option. But if you do not want to take the ordeal of climbing a hill, you can enjoy a walk to Chukhung village which lies below the Chhukung is a stopover in the Everest Three Passes Trek. Explore the village and return to Dingboche for lunch.
    O/N: Teahouse

    Dingboche, Everest base Camp Trek
    Dingboche Village

    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

    Fresh after a daylong acclimatization break, we will resume our Everest trek today. In total, we will complete the distance of about 9 kilometers gaining some 700 meters of altitude. There are two steep sections in today’s walk. The first is right after you resume walking as you will need to climb a hill above Dingboche. Second is a steep walk to the pass above Dugha La. Dugha La is about five kilometers from Dingboche. It will take around three hours. There are few lodges here. We can stop here for lunch or continue toward Lobuche if it is too early. Right after Dugha La, we will need to climb to a high pass. It is a steep climb of about 300 meters. The views from the top of the pass are rewarding. After the pass, the trail descends to the river and it is an easy walk along the river to Lobuche.
    O/N: Teahouse

    Lobuche, Everest base Camp
    Way to Everest Base Camp

    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

    Today is the day you have been waiting for! We will start early as we will need to reach Gorakshep by midday so that we have sufficient time to hike to the Everest Base Camp and come back to Gorakshep. The distance is short but the walk is demanding. There are multiple ascents and descents on this trek but not a single place to take a rest. Look for the views around every time you reach the top before making a descent. After a walk of about four hours, we will reach Gorakshep. Gorakshep is the last village on the Everest trail. There are no facilities beyond Gorakshep.

    Everest Base Camp Trek
    Trekker at Everest Base Camp

    After having lunch, we will start the hike to the base camp. The distance to Everest Base Camp and back to Gorakshep is about 7 kilometers. But it is more difficult than the trail to Gorakshep. There are some difficult ascents as you will have to climb through Khumbu glacier. As there is no marked trail, it will be difficult if you get lost. So, always follow your guide. The base camp looks nothing but a moraine. Surprisingly, you won’t see Mt Everest from the base camp. Take some pictures and cherish the journey of your lifetime before you start your return walk to Gorakshep.
    O/N: Teahouse

    Gorakshep Village
    Gorakshep Village – the highest village in the world

    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

    Hike to Kalapatthar viewpoint is something not to be missed while on the Everest Base Camp Trek. Kala Patthar is a small ridge above Gorakshep that offers unhindered views of high mountain peaks like Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse and Changtse, among others. Though the distance is very short, it takes around three hours to reach the top. However, you can come down to Gorakshep in just an hour. The trail is well-marked and you won’t be alone while going to the top as most of the trekkers hike to this viewpoint to enjoy a panoramic view of some of the highest Himalaya peaks. After spending some time at the top, we will descend to Gorakshep, have breakfast and begin our return leg of the trek. We walk on the same trail via Lobuche and Dugha La. After Dugha La, we will take the lower trail on our right to Pheriche instead of going to Dingboche where we spent two nights while coming up. Pheriche is a small settlement on the left bank of Dudh Koshi River.
    O/N: Teahouse

    Kala Patthar -- Everest Base Camp Trek
    A trekker at Kala Patthar and Mount Everest

    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

    Another easy walk! We will resume the walk after having breakfast at our teahouse. A little below Pheriche, we will cross the river and walk along the right side of the river toward the settlements of Shomare and Pangboche. After a short walk from Pangboche, we will cross the river on a suspension bridge and walk along its left bank to Debuche and rich Tengboche after a short climb. From here, the trail descends again to the river and we will make a final ascent after crossing the river to the village of Kyangjuma. After a short uphill from Kyangjuma, we reach the ridge from where it’s an easy walk to Namche.
    O/N: Teahouse

    Pheriche - Everest base Camp trek

    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

    This is going to be our final walking day. After breakfast at Namche Bazaar, we will descend to the river confluence and Jorsalle and continue our walk toward Monjo where we will need to show our permits. We will then continue through the villages of Bengkar, Phakding and Ghat before making a short climb to Cheplung and then to Lukla. In the evening, we will organize a small get together in honour of our amazing crew members.

    O/N: Teahouse

    Suspension Bridge - Everset Base Camp Trek
    The first bridge from Namche Bazar to Lukla

    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

    After early breakfast, we will take a flight to Kathmandu. Upon arrival in Kathmandu, our guide will transfer you to your hotel. Remaining time is free for independent activities. Perhaps, you will choose to take a rest in your hotel room after a long trek.
    O/N: Hotel

    Meals: Breakfast

    Today, we will take a sightseeing trip to Kathmandu Valley. Kathmandu Valley is a treasure trove of historical monuments and cultural attractions as the small area are home to seven UNESCO World Heritage sites. We will visit Swoyambhunath Stupa, then Kathmandu Durbar Square and cap our sightseeing by visiting Pashupatinath Temple. A tour guide will accompany you today so that you get more historical and cultural facts about the site that you visit. In the evening, we will host a farewell dinner for you to celebrate the success of your trek.
    O/N: Hotel

    Swoyambhunath Stupa
    Swoyambhunath Stupa

    Meals: Breakfast and Dinner

    Your final day in Nepal! After a leisurely breakfast, our guide will pick up from the hotel and transfer you to the airport for your return flight. We will take you to the airport at least three hours before your flight time so that you don’t have to rush for customs and immigration formalities. You will have plenty of time to reflect on the amazing time that you spent in Nepal while you return to your destination.

    Meals: Breakfast

    • Pick up and drop from the international and domestic airport in the private tourist vehicle
    • Three-night hotel accommodation in three-star category hotel with breakfast
    • Room in the best available lodge and all meal (Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner) during trekking
    • Private ground transportation during sightseeing
    • Kathmandu valley guided tour
    • All entrance fees during sightseeing and trekking
    • Kathmandu to Ramechhap and Ramechhap to Kathmandu vehicle
    • Ramechhap to Lukla and Lukla to Ramechhap flight ticket
    • An experienced English or other Language speaking guide and one assistance guide for more than five trekkers
    • One porter for two trekkers
    • Trekking crew members salaries, insurance, accommodation and airfares
    • Duffel bag, t-shirt, achievement certificate, and trekking map are free services from the company.
    • All necessary Permit, TIMS, and paperwork
    • First Aid Medical Kit and necessary medicine
    • Seasonal fruits during the trek
    • In the worst case, search and rescue service arrangement
    • All applicable government and local taxes

    • Nepal visa fee
    • International airfares/Land transportation
    • Extra Hotel accommodation, Lunch and Dinner in Kathmandu because of an early arrival in Nepal or late departure from Nepal, early return from the mountain because of any reason than the scheduled itinerary.
    • Travel and rescue insurance for trekkers
    • Personal expenses (phone calls, laundry, soft or hard beverages, recharge the battery, bottled/boiled water, extra porters, hot shower, a pot of tea, etc.) during trekking
    • Tips and gratuities for guide and porter(s)

    Meals and Accommodation

    Accommodation is at three-star hotels in Kathmandu on twin-sharing and BB basis. In the trek areas, however, accommodation is at tea houses with three meals a day i.e. breakfast, lunch and dinner.

    Transportation

    Your package includes flights on Kathmandu-Lukla-Kathmandu sector. Transfers and sightseeing will be in private air-conditioned vehicles. 

    Everest Base Camp Trek Route Map
    Everest Base Camp Trek Route Map
    YearStart DateTrip DurationCost/PersonAvailabilityJoin Group
    2021 January 07 15 Days USD 1550 AvailableJoin Group
    2021 January 21 15 Days USD 1550 AvailableJoin Group

    Natural Experience

    The Everest Base Camp trek is rich in terms of natural attractions. In lower areas, the trail passes through lush forests where you can hear birds singing high above the forest canopy. You can see small rivulets crossing the trail which makes you feel rejuvenated. While the lower areas have lush vegetation of oak and pine trees, the higher areas have birch, juniper and pine forests. However, you can see only shrubs and arid landscapes beyond the treeline.

    Getting there

    Lukla is the gateway to the Everest region. This hilly settlement is 40 minute’s flight away from Kathmandu. There is an option of walking all the way from Jiri, but it will take some five days to reach Lukla.

    How difficulty is Everest Base Camp Trek?

    The trek is moderately difficult. The trail is very good. Only the high altitude factor makes it moderately difficult.

    Best Season for EBC Trek

    The best season to do this trek is spring when clear weather guarantees a better view. Also, flights to Lukla operate seamlessly in this session. However, the trek can be done around the year.

    Packing List

    The packing list depends on the trekking season. We will provide you with the list of trekking equipment well in advance. No technical trekking equipment is required for this trek. A three-season plus sleeping bag will be enough for you.

    How much does the trek cost?

    The trek cost depends on factors like tour plan (deluxe or standard), group size and services required. The cost of the standard plan is USD 1500 per person.

    Extensions

    There are plenty of trip extensions in the Everest region. You can take a side trip to the Gokyo Lakes, or visit the Imja glacial lake. Or, you can simply stay a few more days in the village to know more about Sherpa, culture, tradition and lifestyle.

    Where is Everest Base Camp Trek located?

    Everest Base Camp is located in Solukhumbu district of Nepal. 

    How long is this trek?

    There are different trekking options. But the classic Everest Base Camp Trek can be done in 15 days from Kathmandu.

    Which is the best time for Everest Base Camp Trek?

    Spring is the best time to do this trek as clear weather ensures better mountain views. However, the trek can also be done in autumn and even during monsoon. 

    How fit do I need to be for EBC Trek?

    Any healthy individual can do this trek as it is only moderately difficult. 

    How long do I need to walk per day?

    You will need to walk 6-7 hours a day on average.  

    What permits do I need to obtain for this trek?

    You need two types of permits: Sagarmatha National Park permits and TIMS CARD.

    What is the highest altitude of this trek?

    Kalapatthar (5640m) is the highest point of this trek.

    How is the accommodation?

    There are good teahouses in the Everest Region with warm and comfortable rooms.

    Do I get Internet facilities?

    Yes, you get Internet facility in most of the places of the trek. But lodges often charge separately for Internet browsing.

    Is there an ATM facility on the trek?

    There are ATM facilities only in Lukla and Namche Bazaar. 

    Do I need to hire a guide/agency for this trek?

    You are free to trek independently. But we advise you to take along a guide or a porter given the difficult topography and unpredictable weather. Hiring an agency is even better as it will take care of everything.

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