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Everest Base Camp Trek

  • Duration:
    16 Days
  • Trek Starting Point:
    Lukla
  • Trek End Point:
    Lukla
  • Difficulty Level:
    Moderate
  • Max-Altitude:
    18192 ft/ 5545m
  • Min Pax:
    02 Pax
  • Accomodation: Hotel in Kathmandu & Tea house during Trek
  • Meals: Breakfast in KTM & all meals during the trek

Trip Introduction

Everest Base Camp Trek (5364m/17598 ft) is one of the most adventurous and most amazing journeys in the Himalaya of Nepal. In this Day, Everest Base Camp has become goals of hundreds of Trekkers. It has stood as an achievement, Encouragement and also as a motivation to all the world.

It is sure that Everest Base Camp Trek will make take you very close the unexplainably beautiful nature and also to an altitude that you will feel yourself completely above all.

Mt. Everest 8848m/29029 ft Lies in Solukhumbu District which lies in Eastern Development Region of Nepal. Going Deeper in the Development Region this iconic destination lie in Khumbhu Region which is also a border to Neighboring country Tibet(China).  This amazing Destination is also a core of Sagarmatha National Park which almost covers 30% of Solukhumbhu District.

Everest Base Camp Trek has been able to provide travelers a clear view of 4 out of 6 tallest mountains of the world. They are; Mt. Everest (8848m / 29029 ft), Mt. Makalu (8470m/27789 ft), Mt. Lhotse (8516 m/27940 ft) and Mt. Cho Oyu (8201m/26906 ft)

Everest Base Camp Trek trails reflects the footstep of Tenzing Norgay Sherpa and Sir Edmund Hillary who were first person to make the summit of Mt. Everest in 1953 AD. Due to proper facility of Hotels and Lodge this region is more popular of Tea House Trek.

Your Trek will start by making an approx. 30-minute flight from Kathmandu to Lukla(2800m/9186 ft). On this short flight you will witness aerial view of almost all the mountain ranges. If you are lucky enough to get first flight in the morning then you are likely to experience breathtaking sunrise.

The trail slowly heads towards Namche Bazaar 3340m/11,290 ft. You will have a day off at Namche Bazaar for acclimatization of your body. You will make a short hike around Namche Bazaar and have overnight at same altitude.

Similarly, you will ascend higher altitude each day with proper altitude difference.  With similar after continuous ascend of around a week you will reach another acclimating stop point which is Dingboche 4410m/14468ft.  Until you arrive this beautiful stop you will cover almost 65% of your last destination; Everest Base Camp.

On the Day 10th from your start of Trekking you will reach to the final Destination. This Day will be your life time experience and a big achievement. After enjoying your precious time in Everest Base Camp you will have overnight at Gorakshep and Return back from same trail after making a hike to Kalapathar.

Everest Region is Highly populated by Buddhist People and it is also known as “homeland of Sherpa’s “.  You will find many small Stupa (Chorten) with flags having mixed color, some monasteries on the trail; A big monastery is situated at an elevation of 3,860 m (12,660 ft) built in 1923 AD.  It is one of the most Devoted monasteries by Buddhist People of Nepal.

During Everest Base Camp Trek your stay will be at hotel where you can choose you meals as per menu provided by the hotel. The highest overnight stay will be at an elevation of 5164m/16942 ft which is of Ghorakshep. The Everest Base is 2-2.5 hours of Hike from Gorashep.

On the day of Return from Gorakshep you can make a early morning Hike to Kalapathar (5545m/12192 ft) which will be the Highest Elevation of the Everest Base Camp Trek. This hike to Kalapathar will also take around 2 to 2.5 hours giving you breathtaking panoramic view of Everest Region mountains.

Here we have provided the regional Map of Everest Region where you will have much more clear idea about where Everest Region Lies.

Outline Itinerary

    • Day 01
    • Arrival day in Kathmandu (1300m/4265 ft)
    • Day 02
    • Trek Pre paration Day in kathmandu
    • Day 03
    • Flight from Kathmandu – Lukla and Trek to Phakding (2,652m/8,700 ft), 3 – 4 hours
    • Day 04
    • Trek from Phakding – Namche Bazar (3440 m/11,280 ft), 5 – 6 hours
    • Day 05
    • Acclimatization Day – Namche Bazaar, 3,440m/11,284 ft
    • Day 06
    • Trek from Namche Bazaar to Debuche (3,820m/12533 ft), 6 – 7 hours walk
    • Day 07
    • Trek from Debuche to Dingboche (4,410 m/ 14469 ft), 5 – 6 hours
    • Day 08
    • Acclimatized day in Dingboche.
    • Day 09
    • Trek from Dingboche to Lobuche (4910m) 5– 6 hours
    • Day 10
    • Trek from Lobuche to Gorak Shep [5170 m]-Everest Base Camp [5364 m]-Gorak Shep, 7 –8 hours
    • Day 11
    • Trek from Gorak Shep – Kala Patthar – Pheriche [4280 m/14,070 feet], 8 – 9 hours
    • Day 12
    • Trek from Pheriche-Pangboche-Tengboche-Namche Bazaar (3,440 m/11,280 feet), 6 – 7 hours
    • Day 13
    • Trek from Namche Bazaar-Lukla (2,800m/9,186feet): 6 – 7 hours
    • Day 14
    • Flight from Lukla –Kathmandu.
    • Day 15
    • Free Day in Kathmandu
    • Day 16
    • Final Departure

Note

Your health safety and last destination with high-quality service is our main priority. Your guide has the authority to bring change in itinerary, stop or cancel any part of your itinerary if it is very necessary due to safety concern. However, these kinds of problem rarely arise. Our effort will be to follow our given itinerary. Weather condition, health problem or any natural disaster and flight cancellation due to bad weather in the mountain may bring change in itinerary.

Best Time to Travel

Weather in Nepal is quite a favorable. For trekking we have two peak season; Spring & Autumn. Autumn season starts from September to November whereas Spring season starts from March to May. Beside this two season, you can visit Nepal in other months too but it is quite cold in January and rainy in the month of July & August.
    • Day 01
    • Arrival day in Kathmandu (1300m/4265 ft)

      On this day you will be landed at the Capital City of Nepal-Kathmandu (1300m/4265 ft). It is the only International Airport of Nepal. You will be received by Sherpa Himalaya Representative.

      Then with a brief introduction you will be welcomed by flower Garland. You will be Taken to your Hotel where you can rest and freshen up to keep away Jet Lag. You will get a nearby location map from hotel reception and you can explore around.

      Overnight at KTM Hotel

    • Day 02
    • Trek Pre paration Day in kathmandu

      Today you will also be introduced to your respective Guide for Everest Base Camp Trek. If you have anything to buy for your trek then you can purchase from the stores around. In the evening you will have to pack only the necessary and important items that you need during the Trek and rest you can either store at Hotel or with Sherpa Himalaya.

      We recommend you to use company Duffel bag as there will be less chance of misplace in airport and easier to find in case of missing.

      Overnight at KTM Hotel

    • Day 03
    • Flight from Kathmandu – Lukla and Trek to Phakding (2,652m/8,700 ft), 3 – 4 hours

      Today you will need to wake up early in the morning. You will be notified by Sherpa Himalaya about the time. You will be received by a private vehicle and dropped to Airport together with the Guide. You will have very amazing Flight to Lukla from Kathmandu. You will witness very beautiful villages and Aerial view of Himalayan ranges around. With clear weather you will have clear idea about the Landscape of Hilly and Himalayan region.

      As you arrive Lukla, we will take a short Rest and have breakfast or lunch according to the time of Arrival. After that you will start your Everest Base Camp Trek trail to Phakdhing. It will Take around 2-3 Hours of Trek. You will make your overnight Stay here.

      Phakdhing is Elevated at 2610m/ 8562 ft. Before you arrive to Phakdhing the trail will be normal with some steep downhill and with normal uphill Trek. You will also have first sight of Mountain Kusum Khangguru (6,369m) from Thado Koshi which is at height of 2580m.

      Overnight at Phakdhing

    • Day 04
    • Trek from Phakding – Namche Bazar (3440 m/11,280 ft), 5 – 6 hours

      After a very comfortable stay at Phakdhing, we will climb up towards Namche Bazaar (3440 m/11,280 feet), Namche Bazar is a small town in Himalaya which used to be very famous trade center.

      People used to get things from Tibet and sell making the main market point Namche. You will have plenty of Hotel and souvenir shops. You can also get option to buy any Trekking gears and necessary clothes you might need in case you missed any from Kathmandu or Luka.

      During your ascend to Namche Bazar you will encounter 5 Bridges to cross. This moment will also be one of the memorable. This Day will be bit harder than the previous Day. You will face normal uphill walk as well as steep uphill. With recent updates the trails are made more proper and easier.

      Overnight at Namche Bazaar

    • Day 05
    • Acclimatization Day – Namche Bazaar, 3,440m/11,284 ft

      Acclimatization is an Extra Day where you will be introduced to a new elevation but the overnight will be at same spot. It is done so to keep your body familiar with the new environment and to escape from Altitude sickness..

      Acclimatization Day will play vital role to prevent you from Altitude sickness. This Day we will Hike up to Everest View Hotel which has an elevation of (3880m / 12729 ft.) It is also listed in UNESCO world Heritage site.

      You will encounter amazing panoramic view of Everest Region. Some of the popular Mountains are Mt. Lhotse, Mt Everest, Mt. Amadablam, Mt. Nuptse and Mt. Kongde etc and many more.

      We will return back to Namche for the lunch and after Lunch you will have a free day and can explore the local place.

      Overnight at Namche Bazaar

    • Day 06
    • Trek from Namche Bazaar to Debuche (3,820m/12533 ft), 6 – 7 hours walk

      This day after having the breakfast we will head towards Debuche (3,820m). As we climb the Namche hill we will make a gentle slope walk for around a hour and then descend down to have the Lunch at Pungi Thanga which has an elevation of 3260m.

      After having a delicious lunch after good Trek we will have to climb up for around a Hour and reach at a very magnificent and beautiful attraction called Tengboche. There lies one of the oldest and largest monastery in Everest Region. This location is also the last point of Everest Panorama Trek.

      This Destination can be for the one who are not much well prepared or lack physical fitness for the Everest Base Camp Trek.

      Overnight at Debuche

    • Day 07
    • Trek from Debuche to Dingboche (4,410 m/ 14469 ft), 5 – 6 hours

      Now we have already reached the half trail of Everest Base Camp Trek. Now you are at higher altitude the surrounding environment and plants density gets thinner. You will witness less tall trees with small bushes of herbs and Shrubs. This Day our destination will be Dhingboche (4,410m). We will have gental uphill Trek. You will encounter small villages and some small monasteries. We will be trekking along the riverside enjoying the beautiful and peaceful nature.

      Overnight at Dhingboche

    • Day 08
    • Acclimatized day in Dingboche.

      Now we have already reached the half trail of Everest Base Camp Trek. Now you are at higher altitude the surrounding environment and plants density gets thinner. You will witness less tall trees with small bushes of herbs and Shrubs. This Day our destination will be Dhingboche (4,410m). We will have gental uphill Trek. You will encounter small villages and some small monasteries. We will be trekking along the riverside enjoying the beautiful and peaceful nature.

      Overnight at Dhingboche

    • Day 09
    • Trek from Dingboche to Lobuche (4910m) 5– 6 hours

      As similar to other day after breakfast we will Trek towards Lobuche (4,910 m). This Day we will have gradual upslope with normal Trail until you reach Thukla 4620m. As we reach Thukla we will have steep climb upward and reach Lobuche.

      This Day you will also be introduced to memorial spot of Climbers and Sherpa who passed away on Everest Expedition.

      Now you have reached very close to your final Destination Everest Base Camp Trek. The Next day you will be at your last Destination “Everest Base Camp”.

      Overnight at Lobuche

    • Day 10
    • Trek from Lobuche to Gorak Shep [5170 m]-Everest Base Camp [5364 m]-Gorak Shep, 7 –8 hours

      Today is the day that you will reach your Final Destination Everest Base Camp. After early breakfast we will climb towards Gorak Shep. After few hours of uphill climb we will reach Gorak Shep ( 5164 m).

      We will have lunch at Gorak Shep and then Make our Everest Base Camp Trek successful by making a Trek for 2 hours to reach the base of Everest (5364 m). We will spend some time at the base camp and share this beautiful moment together, Capture our memories which will be the proof of our arrival. Similarly, we will return back to Gorakshep and overnight stay here.

      Overnight at Gorakshep

    • Day 11
    • Trek from Gorak Shep – Kala Patthar – Pheriche [4280 m/14,070 feet], 8 – 9 hours

      This morning we will hike to Kala Pathar (5550m) to see the scenic view of Everest Region mountains. This hike is kept as an optional.

      If we plan to go there, we will go early morning without having breakfast and come back to Gorakshep to have breakfast. It will take 2-2.5 hours to reach there and then Return back slowly from same trail and stay at Pheriche.

      Overnight at Pheriche

    • Day 12
    • Trek from Pheriche-Pangboche-Tengboche-Namche Bazaar (3,440 m/11,280 feet), 6 – 7 hours

      As usual we will Trek down to Namche Bazaar via Tenboche. The trail is same which we climbed up.

      Overnight at Namche Bazaar

    • Day 13
    • Trek from Namche Bazaar-Lukla (2,800m/9,186feet): 6 – 7 hours

      Trekking down from the same trail we made earlier, we be at Lukla. The trail down will be easier than earlier ascends.

      Today is the last day of your Everest Base Camp Trek and meet with the staffs. After the last day meet and greet with the members we will prepare for our flight to Kathmandu tomorrow.

      Overnight at Lukla

    • Day 14
    • Flight from Lukla –Kathmandu.

      Today we will fly from Lukla to Kathmandu. You will be picked by Sherpa Himalaya representative and dropped to Hotel.

      After this beautiful and adventurous Three Pass Trek, you can have a proper rest at your hotel. A extra free day is programmed by Sherpa Himalaya. A free day is kept to recover if in case the flight gets delayed.

      On timely arrival to Kathmandu, you can use the free day as a day to explore and shop for your family or else you can also make short city tour.

      Overnight at KTM

    • Day 15
    • Free Day in Kathmandu

      As mentioned above this day is specially programmed to recover if the Lukla- Kathmandu flights gets delayed due uncertain change in weather.

      With timely arrival you can Explore the Thamel market and shop for your family. You can also make a short city tour to explore some World Heritage Site.

      You will be invited for Last farewell dinner with Sherpa Himalaya Executive.

      Overnight at KTM

    • Day 16
    • Final Departure

      Today morning you Sherpa Himalaya representative will be there at your hotel for last meet. You will be dropped at airport considering airport time.

      Sherpa Himalaya will thank you for amazing time together and handover Buddhist Scarf (Kha-tak) which symbolizes peace, prosperity, Long life and Harmony to everyone and certificate for your completion of Everest Base Camp Trek with Sherpa Himalaya.

      With a hope to see all the beautiful people again, a warm Namaste and a hand wave.

      Thank You for your co-operation with Sherpa Himalaya

Cost Include:
  • Airport Pick up by private vehicle
  • Airport Drop by private vehicle
  • 4 nights Hotel in Kathmandu. (B&B) 3-star level Hotel
  • Domestic Flight Kathmandu to Lukla
  • Domestic Flight Lukla to Kathmandu
  • Tea house, accommodation during the trek.
  • All Meals (Tea, Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner) during the trek- Full Board
  • Tea and Biscuits at 4pm after reaching to Camp
  • Seasonal fruits after Dinner
  • Trekking Duffle Bag by company
  • Sagarmatha National Park Entry Fee
  • TIMS
  • Experience Trekking guide
  • Assistant Guide – Sherpa (For 5 Trekkers =1 Assistant Sherpa)
  • Required Number of Potters (2 Trekkers:1 Potter)
  • Insurance for Nepali Staff
  • All Government and Local Taxes
  • Farewell Dinner in Kathmandu Last Night
Cost Exclude:
  • Nepal Visa fee (please bring two passport photographs and cash on USD Denomination)
  • Personal, Travel and rescue insurance
  • International airfare to and from Nepal
  • Excess baggage charges for Air travel
  • Extra night stay in Kathmandu because of early arrival, late departure, early return from the trip(due to any reason) than the scheduled itinerary
  • Breakfast, lunch and evening meals in Kathmandu if you return early from the trip
  • Extended activities and destinations
  • All cold drinks during the trek (mineral water, cola, beer and Bar-bills)
  • Hot Shower During the Trek
  • Battery Charge ( All electronic devices) WI-FI (internet)
  • Tips for Guide and Staff
  • Emergency evacuation by Helicopter (in case needed)
  • Trekking

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