Everest Base Camp Trek

14 Days

Everest Base Camp Trek Overview

Everest Base Camp Trek is a legendary teahouse trek in Nepal tracing the footsteps of great mountaineers to the base camp of the highest mountain on the planet. What could be more thrilling than following in the footsteps of some of the world’s famous climbers? Let us take you on a classic journey into the beautiful Khumbu region and Sagamartha National Park on the lap of Himalayas.

Guided by our licensed and experienced friendly Sherpas, you’ll grow in strength and confidence by day, and be welcomed and replenished by Nepalese rural hospitality by night until, on the eighth day of your walking journey you’ll have done it – at an altitude of 5364 meters you’ll have reached the world-famous Everest Base Camp where so many famous mountaineers before you have set foot, and be able to witness at the closest possible range the staggering skycap of Himalayan snow capped mountains.

Ever since famous Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay Sherpa scaled the peak of Mount Everest in 1953, other adventurer seekers have desired to follow their achievement. Living souls nowadays seek the thrill of standing at base of the world’s tallest mountain, and we are here to help you get there. This legendary Everest base camp Trek route takes you on a journey through the beautiful Khumbu region and Sagamartha National Park, all the way to Everest base camp situated at altitude of 5,364 meters.

The Everest Base Camp Trek is certainly a challenge with 11 days of walking high altitudes, rocky tracks and some pretty steep inclines. But, the real achievement is when you reach the base camp of the highest mountain in the world, Mount Everest.

After taking a breathtaking flight to the mountain town of Lukla, you start plotting map of Everest Base Camp Trekking trail. Lukla (2840 meters) is the actual starting point of the Everest base camp tour. On proceeding further on the trekking trail as per our itinerary, you will experience a wide variation of altitude. And, your final stop will be at Kala Patthar, 5545 meters overlooking various majestic Himalayan peaks. You will need to bring plenty of SD cards for your camera to snap the million photo opportunities as you trek through the magical Himalayas. With spectacular views of mountain like Everest, Kongde Ri, Nuptse, Lhotse, Kangtega and Ama Dablam, your camera will seem to be permanently attached to your face.

As the altitude increases, the landscape becomes more remote and you cannot help but wonder how the locals survive in such an environment. But that they do, following age-old traditions and living an uncomplicated life; undisturbed by the hustle and bustle that comes with a modern-day society. Those locals are living truly a life like no others!!

The bustling Sherpa town of Namche Bazaar and the gateway to the high Himalayas is an impressive sight not to be missed. The colorful homes and teahouses are strategically perched on the hillside of famous Namche Bazar.  The approach to Tyangboche Monastery is something that will imprint on your mind for years to come as you gaze out to the ornate monastery amidst the most amazing panoramic mountain backdrop you will have ever set your eyes on.

Upon reaching Everest Base Camp, forgetting all the difficulty, an inevitable sense of achievement will prevail as you sit among some snow-capped giants and rejoice in conquering this famous route. And if that was not enough, we take you to the height of 5545 meters, to the summit of Kala Patthar to witness Mount Everest in all her glory, towering above the other glistening peaks of the Himalayas, giving you memories that will last a lifetime.

The Everest Base Camp Trek is a challenging adventure, but with our Sherpas there to provide full support in such affordable cost, at no point will you feel rushed or discomforted or out of your depth. And besides, that’s what you want – you want your epic trip to be challenging. You want to come away from it feeling that you’ve been challenged and raised to that challenge, and specifically that you’ve done something that very few other people in the world have done.

This high altitude trek to Everest Base Camp is a strenuous trail which demands lots of your physical strength and mental endurance. This breathtaking adventure trek from Lukla to base camp is not technically difficult but the increasing altitude poses threat to many trekkers who do not spend enough time for acclimatization. Also, the wind chills and the frequent weather change may add to the EBC trek difficulty.

But, with the proper packing for the Everest Base Camp trek and physical preparation for EBC, you can easily overcome this thrilling venture.

To join this amazing adventurous trek to Everest Base Camp in the Khumbu glacier, the most recommended and trekkers’ preferred time is autumn (late September, October, November) and Spring (March, April, May, by mid June). These months have quite stable weather condition around the Himalayas with amazing views and reasonable temperatures even in the morning, evening and night.

Everest Base Camp Trek Itinerary

Day 1: Arrival in Kathmandu (1345m/4412ft), meet at airport; transfer to hotel. Pre-trek meeting in the evening.

Day 2: Pick up from hotel in Kathmandu drive to airport to board short flight to Lukla (2840m/9320ft)–From Lukla trek to Phakding (2610m/8560ft)–approximately 3.5 hours

Day 3: Trek to Namche Bazaar (3440m/11290ft) – Approximately 6 hrs

Day 4: Acclimatization day trip around Namche Bazaar. Side trip to higher altitude and return to Namche.

Day 5: Trek to Tengboche also known as Tyangboche (3860m/12660ft) – Approximately five hours

Day 6: Trek to Dingboche (4360m/14300ft) – Approx. 5 hrs

Day 7: Another acclimatization day.

Day 8: Lobuche (4940m/16207ft) – Approx. 5 hrs.

Day 9: Trek to Everest Base Camp (5300m/17400ft) – back to Gorak Shep (5170m/16961ft).

Day 10: Hike up to Kalapatthar (5545m/18192ft) then trek to Periche (4270m/14070ft) – Approx. 7 hours.

Day 11: Return trek to Namche Bazaar (3440m/11290ft) – 6 hours approximate

Day 12 Namche to Lukla (2840m/9320ft) – Approx. 6 hrs.

Day 13: Fly back and transfer to hotel in Kathmandu.

Day 14: Departure, or extend your tour for other activities in Nepal.

Important information about re-routing of Lukla flight
Civil Aviation authority of Nepal issued a notice instructing all airlines to divert Lukla flights to Manthali airport which is situated in Ramechap. Manthali Airport is situated in Ramechap District, about 145kms/4hrs drive from Kathmandu. The airport started operation since 2019 spring season when our airport was closed temporarily. Because of the successful operation from Manthali airport and to reduced traffic of Kathmandu airport, Civil Aviation authority has diverted all Lukla flights to Manthali airport. Until further notice, there will be 4 hours drive each way while traveling to/from Lukla; this means you will drive (starting at 230am-300am) about 4 hours to catch flight to Lukla and 4 hours on return to Kathmandu after flight from Lukla. This may change in future as per airport conditions. We are sorry for the inconvenience caused.

Note

Participants must make their own arrangements to arrive Kathmandu on Day 1 (as per trip date). Please send us flight details and we will arrange pickup from Tribhuwan International Airport as per your arrival.  As per the package itinerary you are staying 1 nights in Kathmandu before the trek and 1 night stay after your amazing journey. You can book additional nights before going on your Everest Base Camp Trek; get rid of jet lag, do some last minute shopping and save some energy for the trail ahead. After the Everest Base Camp Trek, add at least another two nights or more if you can manage. The Lukla flight can be a bit unpredictable, so it’s helpful to keep plenty of buffer days post-trek.

If you have any questions please click on FAQS (Frequently Asked Questions) and if you need more information please do not hesitate to contact us, we are here to help!

Don’t have more than two week long holiday? Then take a look at this 11-day Everest Base Camp Trek with helicopter return trip.

Highlights of Everest Base Camp Trek

  • Reaching the base of the world's highest mountain – Mount Everest standing at 8848 meters.
  • Sherpa culture and hospitality.
  • Panoramic views from Kala Pathar.
  • Famous Tyangboche Monastery.
  • Beautiful Namche Bazaar and Sherpa settlements.
  • Trekking over the adventurous trail of beautiful Khumbu Region.
  • Heritage sights of Kathmandu valley.

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Everest Base Camp Trek
From $1,330
/ Adult

Trip Facts

  • All year around.
  • We organize Everest Base Camp Trek round the year. Best time to do it is during spring (March to mid June) and autumn (September to early December).
  • Moderate to Challenging.
  • 13 nights 14 Days.
  • 12 People maximum.
  • 5545 meters / 18192 feet at Kalapatthar.
  • Kathmandu, Nepal.

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