Everest Base Camp Trekking is a walk on the legendary foothills of the mighty Everest. Mt. Everest, the epitome of serenity, beauty and a world of arduous but pleasing experiences, has been a famous destination for many travel enthusiasts. In addition, Everest Base Camp Trekking is one of those experiences you can boast about among your friends. In return, you will surely receive some respectful nods, applause and the sheer happiness to stand out from the crowd. Whether you want to be the one sharing your experiences on Everest or the one self-pitying, cursing your uneventful life and applauding from the corner is totally up to you! But, if you have been meaning to visit the Everest Base Camp and have it in your bucket-list, it is time you pack your bags because our travel package is not limited to this sumptuous mountain but other tall peaks like Mt. Lhotse (8,516m / 27940 ft), Mt. Makalu (8485m/ 27838 ft), and the famous Cho-Oyu (8201m/ 26906 ft).
Experience peaks, glaciers, icefalls, stunning landscapes and a new you!
Our Everest Base Camp package will start in Kathmandu – the heart of Nepal, a small world in itself. It will take you through the busy streets in Kathmandu, medieval temples, and historical landmarks across the valley offering you a sight of iridescent lights, intoxicating experiences, a melodious noise of the traffic and a peculiar fragrance. The next day will begin with you soaring through the skies of Lukla. We will then follow a steep river valley to the spellbinding Namche Bazaar, an official gateway to Everest. After getting to Namche Bazaar, we will set up camp to adjust to the altitude and climate which prepares us for the breath-taking journey that lies ahead. Then, we will tour through the villages of Khumjung and visit schools and hospitals established by Sir Edmund Hillary’s Himalayan Trust. Next, we continue our Everest base camp trek with another stopover at the magnificent Tengboche monastery overlooking amazing panoramic Himalayan views. This will then be followed by a trek to the north through Dingbuche, one of the original Sherpa settlements in the region. After a day of rest and rejuvenation in Dingbuche, we continue on our climb to the Base Camp. The trek will leave you with an overwhelming feeling of satisfaction and triumph because all the enthusiasm, willpower, passion and determination you put in will have paid off. In the end, we prepare and pack for the trip back from Lukla airport.
We have designed a 16 days itinerary that will take you from the busy and bustling streets of Kathmandu to soaring through the skies of Lukla and arrive at the spectacular Everest Base Camp. For a detailed breakdown of your itinerary, please click on the Itinerary TAB. Also, we have proposed some dates for departures for your consideration, however, these dates are fully changeable according to your needs. We let you decide when you want to travel!
Packing perfectly is very important in making your trekking in the Himalayas more enjoyable.
We have compiled a list of things that are must-take on your trek
1. Trekking equipment
The following information will give you an idea about what you need to bring for the trek as your backpack and gear play a vital role for a successful trip. And, our suggestion will help you get there.
Four seasons Sleeping bag (Optional/we can provide one on a return basis, i.e. to be returned at the end of the trip)
Duffel or Rucksack bag to store your gear which will be carried by the porters.
Daypack for yourself
Warm wool hat to cover your ears
A pair of lightweight warm gloves.
T-shirts 2- 3 pieces
Light weight thermal tops.
Fleece Wind-Stopper jacket (optional).
A pair of nylon hiking shorts (quick drying ones)
Two pairs of lightweight long underwear.
Two pairs of trekking pants, preferably that zip on/off at the knees so they double as shorts
Four pairs of liner warm socks
A pair of light to medium weight water proof hiking/trekking boots.
A pair of light trekking shoes for camp/lodges
A pair of sandal (Optional)
2. Medicines and First Aid Kits
Extra Strength Excedrin for altitude related headaches.
Ibuprofen for general aches and pains.
Immodium or Pepto bismol capsules for upset stomach or diarrhea.
Diamox 125 or 250mg tablets for altitude sickness.
1 small personal sized first-aid kit with blister treatments such as moleskin, band-aids, some waterproof tape, anti-infection ointments, etc.
Passport and extra passport photos (4 copies)
Durable wallet/pouch for travel documents, money & passport.
Lip balm. At least SPF 20, 2 sticks.
Sun’s cream with SPF 40 is recommended
Water purification Iodine tablets
Toiletry kit and be sure to include toilet paper stored in a plastic bag, hand wipes, and liquid hand sanitizer, towel, soap, etc.
Day 01: Arrival Kathmandu and transfer to hotel (No meals):
Day 02: City Tour – overnight at hotel:
Day 03 : Fly from Kathmandu to Lukla (2886m) and Trek to Phakding (2610m) -4 hours (L, D):
After having early breakfast at the hotel in Kathmandu, we will drive you to Kathmandu airport and take an early morning 35 minutes scenic flight to the small mountain airport Lukla, after reaching at Lukla, our trekking guide will introduce with the porters, then start trekking following then mountainside on the left bank of the Dudh Koshi river, it is easy trekking and takes about 3-4 and to reach at Phakding, overnight at lodge.
Day 04.Trek from Phakding to Namche Bazaar (3440 m.) – 6 Hours (B, L, D):
After having breakfast at lodge, we start our trek and the trekking follows the Dudh Koshi river and crossing it few times and enter to the park in Jorsale where we will stop for lunch and again we continue the trekking, after few hours walking, Namche Bazar will appears ahead as wetravel along the path surrounded by pines, pass the plateau where the Saturday bazaar is held and enter the village, the Namche Bazar (3440m) is surrounded on three sides by mountain ranges and opens out only where it faces the Duch koshi, The village is a central hub of the area and food, Sundrie and even mountain climbing equipment may be purchased here, overnight at Lodge.
Day 05.Rest day at Namche Bazaar (3440 m) for acclimatization (B, L, D) :
The Namche Bazaar is tucked away between two ridges amidst the giant peaks of the Khumbu and has an abundance of lodges, tea shops and souvenir shops as well as a magnificent outlook; It is an ideal place to spend a rest day for acclimatization to the high altitude before heading off towards Everest base camp and for the acclimatization, we walk up to Khumjung village through Everest view hotel in Syangbuche and you will see the beautiful view of the Himalayas including Mt.Everest , the Khumjung is densely populated by Sherpa community and there is an old monastery as well so, we will visit that as well and then return to Namche overnight at Lodge.
Day 06.Trek from Namche Bazaar to Tyangboche (3867 m.) – 5 Hours ( B, L, D):
After having breakfast at lodge, we start our trek with the ridge trail and flat level mountain path that offers excellent panoramas of Thamserku, Kantega, and Kusum Kangrib, after walking few hours on flat Zigzags; we descend to the river and arrive at Phunki Tenga, then climb through Rhododendron forest to the Tengbuche monastery, check into the lodge and you will have time to visit around and to the Monastery as well if you are interested and overnight at lodge.
Day 07.Trek from Tyangboche to Dingboche (4260 m.)- 5 Hours (B, L, D):
After having breakfast at lodge, we start our trekking with descending through Rhododendron forest to the Imja Khola and cross exciting suspension bridge on it and walk passing by a long Mani stone wall to enter the village of Pangboche, our route continues through summer pastures to Dingboche village; check in to the lodge and overnight at Lodge.
Day 08.Rest day at Dingboche (4260 m.) for acclimatization (B, L, D):
Today in Dingbuche is the remarkable acclimatization day and there are some breathtaking views of the North face of Ama Dablam and the Lhotse-Nuptse ridge as we explore this beautiful valley that leads up to Island Peak, The walk is short with a good chance to relax in the afternoon and we can do some side day trips around for the acclimatization and overnight at lodge.
Day 08.Trek from Dingboche to Lobuche (4930 m.)- 5 Hours (B, L, D):
After having breakfast at lodge, we start our trek and the trek leads us north for up to 50-minutes until we come to a mani-prayer Stupa then The trail is gentle looking down to Pheriche village below, today’s walk offers views of the Mt. Tawache, Ama Dablam and to the north-Pokalde (5741m), Kongma-tse (5820m) and the great wall of Nuptse, after two hours of walking, the trail from Pheriche joins near Dugla (4595m) before a small wooden bridge over the river of Khumbu glacier then continue for an hour up a steep hill to the top, where there are views of Mt. Pumori and west of Everest are waiting for us and after a short break, we continue trekking up to Lobuche, check in to the lodge and overnight at Lodge.
Day 10.Trek from Lobuche to Everest Base Camp via Gorakshep (m.) 6-7 Hours (B, L, D):
After having breakfast at lodge, we start our trekking to Base camp; following the rocky moraine path, view icy glacial pond and icebergs down below of Khumbu glacier, after the last rocky moraine dunes, a short downhill walk brings us to Gorakshep, where we will stop for lunch and we leave all our stuff there at lodge as this is the last place where there are lodge available, then we start our Himalayan journey to the Everest Base camp – WOW!!! Congratulation!!! Your dream has come true now and you have successfully reached at the base camp of Everest then after visiting sometime in the Base Camp and surroundings, we return to Gorekshep for our overnight stay and overnight at Lodge.
Day 11.Trek from Gorakshep to Kala Patthar (5545m.) and trek to Pheriche (4243m.)- 7 Hours (B, L, D) :
Quite Early morning, we climb to Kala Patthar (5545m.) peak to enjoy the view of sunrise, and from Kala Patthar, we can have a panoramic view of Mt. Everest and many other mountain peaks like Mt. Pumori, Mt. Lingtren, Mt. Khumbetse, Mt. Nuptse, Mt. Lhotse, Mt. Ama Dablam, Mt. Thamserku and many more, after seeing the sunrise over those Himalayas, we trek down to Gorekshep and have breakfast and start trekking down to Pheriche, it is easy trekking down, overnight at lodge.
Day 12. Trek from Pheriche to Namche Bazaar (3441 meters) – 6 hours (B, L, D):
After having breakfast at lodge, we start our trek and now, we are trekking back to Namche Bazaar, an easier descent trekking passing through rhododendron forest, Tengbuche is a small village with a famous monastery offering you the splendid view of Ama Dablam, green hills and river views where we stopped for lunch then we will trek back to Namche, overnight at Lodge.
Day 13.Trek from Namche Bazaar to Lukla (2886 m.)- 6 Hours (B, L, D):
After having breakfast at lodge, we start our trek and today is the last day of our adventure Everest base camp trek and the trekking is pleasant, except for few short uphill climbs and then down to the Bhote-Koshi River crossing it few time and the last uphill climb of 45 minutes will bring us to Lukla, check in to the lodge, overnight at Lodge.
Day 14/13 April. Fly from Lukla to Kathmandu and transfer to hotel (B):
We will an early breakfast and walk to Lukla airport and take flight back to Kathmandu, transfer to you hotel in Kathmandu and your trek is complete and transfer to hotel and overnight at hotel..
Day 15/14 April– Free day in Kathmandu and overnight at hotel (B).
Day 16/15th Apr: Transfer to airport for flight home (B)
Note- A- Accommodation, B- Breakfast, L-Lunch and D- Dinner.
Flights from Kathmandu to Lukla tend to delay or cancel due to unpredictable mountain weather. So, we have kept one extra day in the end of the tour just in case. If the flights cancel for two or more days, we will have to charter a helicopter to ensure you are on scheduled flight back home. The cost of this extra service is payable directly to our office in Kathmandu if you have to use this service in cash, or credit cards (Visa Cards, Master Cards only) then we will give you receipt of the payment from which you can claim the amount from your insurance. The minimum cost will be US$500 and maximum US$3500 depending on the number of people.