Everest Base Camp Trek - 15 Days

Trip Fact

  • Destination: Nepal
  • Trip Difficulty: Moderate
  • Trip Style: Trekking
  • Transport: Private Luxury Vehicle & Ktm-Luk-ktm by aeroplane
  • Food: As Per Itinerary
  • Accommodation: 5 Star Hotel+ Standard Teahouse
  • Group Size: 1-16 pax
  • Max Elevation: 5545m

About Everest Base Camp Trek

Everest Base Camp (EBC) trekking is a full package of diverse natural beauty, Sherpa culture, and tradition including Tibetian Buddhism, the marvelous view of crystal clean white giant mountains are the paradise for all the adventure seekers around the globe. EBC trekking trail is one of the most famous trekking routes in the world and 1000s of tourists came here to explore its beauty. It’s an outstanding journey which basically starts from the upper hill and gradually takes you to the base of the world’s highest point. 

Everest region is not only the home of high mountains, it's a paradise for the natural beauty, warm hospitality from people of the Himalayas. Along with this, you can get a chance to encounter rare and endangered flora and fauna inside Sagarmatha National Park. The entire environment is ready to welcome you and this region is an inspiration that fills your heart with joy and satisfaction at the same time. 

The 16 days Everest Base camp generally starts with an adventurous flight in the world’s most extreme airport called Lukla airport. Then 3-4hr uphill and downhill trek lead you to the beautiful village Phakding which lies on the bank of the beautiful Dudhkoshi river. Climbing slowly uphill on the side of the Dudh Koshi river, small villages, apple trees, thrilling suspension bridges makes your initial trek more wonderful. This will take you to the sherpa capital and most advanced and fancy tourist hub Namche Bazaar. Few days of acclimatization and fancy, classy exploration of sherpa capital lead us to the most famous and biggest monastery in the Everest region - the Tengboche monastery. 

Ascending towards Tengboche, Dingboche, and gaining more and more altitude makes you a little tired but the breathtaking view of giant mountains, spectacular landscape gives you sufficient joy and satisfaction, which is enough to recover your tiredness. 

You will get a chance to pray for the departed sherpa and climbers in different Everest expeditions in Thukla Pass. Labuche and Gorakshep are the village lies above 5000m where you can feel the pain of high altitude, all the tiredness, and worst part of your trekking. Once you reach the base of the world's highest point and Kalapatthar summit, you can experience a 360-degree panoramic view of astonishing mountains and Khumbu glacier. 

This will fill your heart with happiness, and it's the winning moment for all the trekkers. Lhotse, Pumori, Nuptse, Ama Dablam, Malaku, mighty Everest including 100s of other beautiful mountains can be explored from the summit of the Kalapatthar. A stair of spirituality, which Tengboche monastery can add in your excursion. The reflection of Tibetian Buddhism and tradition can be observed in stone walls, small stupas, prayers flags on your trekking trail.

Highlights

  • Tenzing-Hillary Airport - one of the world’s most extreme airport 
  • UNESCO World Heritage Site - Sagarmatha National Park 
  • Heritage inside heritage - Tengboche monastery inside Sagarmatha NP
  • Hub of endangered flora and fauna 
  • Capital of sherpa and - Namche 
  • Home of sky-touching mountains, Everest, Lhotse, Cho-Oyu and many more 
  • Trekking to the base of the world’s highest point- Everest Base Camp 
  • 360-degree panoramic view of mountains and glacier from Kalapatthar Summit 
  • Most iconic and mesmerizing peak - Ama Dablam

Itinerary

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Everest Base Camp Trek Itinerary 

Day 01 : Arrival in Kathmandu (1,400m)

Our team will be at TIA Airport to welcome you to the country of Himalayas. Then you will transfer to the hotel. We will host a pre-trekking gathering in the hotel and will introduce you with the Guide who will provide you with a short and sweet description of your trekking. At the same time, we will be glad to answer your queries regarding your trip as well. During our meeting, make sure that you have your copy of your passport, insurance paper, and have to pay your remaining amount of the trip. Overnight stay in a hotel.

  • Welcome Dinner
  • Hotel Holy Himalaya
  • Kathmandu
  • 1400m
  • 1/2 Hour

You will take your breakfast at around 8 am, then your tour guide will come to pick you up at your hotel. You will have private luxury vehicles for your city sightseeing and a qualified and experienced tour guide will be there with you. Normally, full-day sightseeing includes four UNESCO world heritage sites that lie inside Kathmandu valley. 

Swyambhunath Stupa:

This temple is also called a monkey temple, which lies in the western part of Kathmandu valley. This is the most ancient Buddhist temple built in the 5th century during the Lichhavi period in Nepal. You can encounter many monkeys once you enter inside the temple area, make sure you wouldn’t carry any food and do not carry any small things in your hand. Otherwise, they will take it from you.

Pashupatinath Temple:

Pashupatinath temple is the biggest Hindu temple in Nepal which lies in the northern part of the Kathmandu valley on the bank of Bagmati river, a holy river. Lord Shiva is the leader of the Hindu religion and people worship him in that temple. There are also a lot of monkeys, so make sure you follow the same rule as Swyambhunath Stupa.

Patan Durbar Square:

Patan durbar lies in the center of the Lalitpur district. It was built in the 16th century by the Malla dynasty in Nepal. Another beautiful UNESCO world heritage site, mostly attracted by its architecture and arts.

Boudhanath Stupa:

Boudhanath is the oldest and most beautiful stupa in the Kathmandu valley, which was built 2500 years ago. You will find Buddhist pilgrims from Tibet going round the stupa spinning the prayer wheels.

  • Breakfast
  • Hotel Holy Himalaya
  • Kathmandu
  • 1400m
  • 6/7 Hours

The real journey starts from here when you will fly to the world’s most extreme airport called Lukla Airport which lies at 2840m altitude. After breakfast in the beautiful village of Lukla, we will head towards the Phakding village. 

The trail is quite wide, easy to walk through small villages to Phakding. Alpine forest, the swearing sound of Dudh Koshi river, stuck in traffic jams with donkeys, Dzho yak, and trekkers on the way make your first trekking day amazing and wonderful. Phakding lies on the bank of the Dudh Koshi river, which comes from Khumbu glacier. Overnight stay at Phakding.

  • Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Teahouse
  • Phakding
  • 2,610m
  • 3/4 Hours

The whole day, the Dudhkoshi river will be alongside you. Hiking through the pine forest, crossing numerous thrilling suspension bridges before reaching Monjo village. It's an entrance to Sagarmatha National Park as well, where you need to get your entry permit card from the National Park check post. Monjo village takes you to another beautiful village called Jhorsalle lies on the side of the Dudh Koshi river. 

Taking lunch with the sound of the river adds extra pleasure to your trekking. Rich biodiversity, small rivers on the trail, waterfalls are the true nature that you can experience on your second day. First glimpse of mountains like Kusum Kanguru (6368m), Thamserku 6623m, Everest 8848m, Nuptse 7879m, and Kongde Ri and many more small mountains. Before ascending to Namche Bazaar, you have to cross the long and thrilling suspension bridge called “Hillary Bridge”. Following a steep climb, you will reach the capital of Sherpa land - Namche Bazaar. Overnight stay at Namche Bazaar.

  • Brakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Teahouse
  • Namche
  • 3,440m
  • 5/6 Hours

Namche is a beautiful village and one of the most fascinating and busiest towns in the Khumbu region. You can get everything in Namche, trekking gear, national and international foods, pub, bar coffee shop, restaurants, grocery, and many more things. It’s the biggest market where people exchange goods or buy/purchase goods each Saturday. People usually come from the lower Khumbu region to establish a weekly market.

 As we are climbing towards high altitude, everyone is not used to the altitude and high mountain environment. So, our body needs some time to adjust to the mountain climate. So, on this day, usually, we will hike up to Everest viewpoint and visit Everest View hotel, which lies at 3880m altitude. Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse, Ama Dablam, Tawache and many more beautiful mountains can be easily explored from this viewpoint. If you are lucky enough, you can encounter with Himalayan Thar, danphe and musk deer on the way to the viewpoint. Relax and overnight stay at Namche Bazaar.

  • Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Teahouse
  • Namche
  • 3,440m

From this day, we will feel the real trekking has begun because of the weather, the total mountain environment, villages becoming less, altitude becoming higher, and coldness. The beginning of the day is an easy walk, with stunning mountain views, landscapes, and forests. After 2hour you need to trek down to the level of Dudh Koshi river (Phungithanga) again which is a regular lunch camp as well. On the way, a few houses, prayer flags, mani walls, and Buddhism related things can be the other best part for this day. Also, if you are lucky enough, you might encounter some wild animals on the way. 

After lunch, almost a 3hr direct uphill climb takes you to the most beautiful and spiritual Tengboche village. This village is covered with the Imja river and Dudhkoshi river from two different sides and there is one beautiful and most fascinating and biggest monastery called Tengboche monastery. Overnight stay at comfortable accommodation.

  • Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Teahouse
  • Tengboche
  • 3,860m
  • 5/6 Hours

When you wake up, majestic Ama Dablam can be easily visible from the Tengboche monastery, with the cup of tea and the early rays of the sun can fill your heart with happiness. As we leave Tengboche and head towards the north and cross the Dudh Koshi River via a small suspension bridge. From here, this river is called the Imja river, since the river came from the Imja valley. 

Beautiful forest of pine, conifers, and rhododendrons are the most interesting part. Before reaching Pangboche village, many chortens, stupas, and mani walls need to cross. Following the mountainous terrain with slightly uphill and base of the beautiful mountains takes you to another beautiful village Dingboche. This is a place where you can see the full body of Lhotse. Overnight stay at comfortable accommodation.

  • Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Teahouse
  • Dingboche
  • 4,410m
  • 5/6 Hours

This is the second acclimatization of this trekking. Since we are above 4400m altitude, we need to adjust our body with a higher altitude and climate. Your day starts with a cup of warm coffee in front of the iconic Ama Dablam in your front and Lhotse, Nuptse, and numerous beautiful mountains in your surroundings. After breakfast, we will hike to the Nangkartshang peak (5,083m), which takes 3hr from the village. 

Climbing above 5000m and staying at 4400m makes your body comfortable and easy with the altitude. When you come back from hiking, you can explore the village for the barista coffee, french bakeries, etc. Overnight stayed. 

  • Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Teahouse
  • Dingboche
  • 4,410m
  • 4/5 Hours

From this day, trekking difficulties become harder. The level of oxygen becomes less in air, a more cold and mountainous environment makes you re in real trekking from now onwards. The beginning of the trekking will be normal and with the beautiful sunrise view over snow-capped mountains and walking in the lap of the Imja valley.

We will pass through the Yak grazing field which lies in the soldiers of the Pheriche village. The stunning view of Tawache, Cholatse, Labuche, Thamserku, Ama Dablam, and numerous giant mountains can be easily observed from this place. Lunch camp will be at the ending of Khumbu glacier called Thukla Phedi. After 45min of a straight uphill climb, you will reach the Thukla Pass, Sherpa memorials. 

The stone made memorials dedicated to the passed sherpas and climbers in different expeditions nearby mountains. The remaining trail will be straight until Lobuche but the terrain is covered with rocks and the whole trail lies in the bank of Khumbu glacier. A beautiful and small village Lobuche provides a stunning view of Pumori, Nuptse, and numerous stunning peaks around you. Overnight stayed at Labuche guest house.

  • Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Teahouse
  • Lobuche
  • 4,910m
  • 6/7 Hours

Today is the biggest day of our trekking. We follow a narrow gap between the glacial moraine of Khumbu glacier and beautiful mountains. Stunning view of Pumari will be there in our entire trek and Nuptse will add the extra flavor to it and many more breathtaking mountains in our surroundings. After a few hours of the glacial trek, 

we can take us to our final accommodation destination Gorakshep village. After lunch, we will trek towards the base of the world’s highest mountain. The trail is almost slightly straight in glacial moraine; the trail contains hard rocks and sometimes ice as well. Few hours of trekking from Gorakshep takes us to the beautiful Everest base camp in the middle of the Khumbu glacier which is covered with 100s of giant mountains.

We can experience the solid Khumbu icefall and glacier from base camp. There are prayer flags around the base camp and, if we are trekking in spring we can see many climbers and sherpas in the base camp who are getting ready for the Everest summit. We will explore the base camp and back to Gorak Shep for the night stay. Since there are no commercial hotels and teahouses in base camp. Overnight stays at Gorakshep Teahouse.

  • Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Teahouse
  • Gorakshep
  • 5,364m
  • 6/7 Hours

Today, we will wake up early morning (around 3-4 am) and start to climb towards the Kalapatthar summit. From Gorakshep, it will take 3hr to reach the top of the Kalapatthar and the trail is straight uphill. Despite all the hard work, tiredness, and suffering, once you reach the top of the Kalapatthar summit, everything will go like a blink of an eye. 

You will experience a 360-degree panoramic view of sky-dominating mountains like Everest, Lhotse, Pumori, Ama Dablam, Lhotse, Thamserku and many more beautiful and stunning mountains from this paint. The terrain of Khumbu glacier and a wide range of landscapes will make you more satisfied. This viewpoint is even famous for both sunset and sunrise. Some people climb during the late afternoon to explore the sunset if the weather is clean. 

This whole mountain is made from black rock, that’s why it’s named as Kalapatthar. We will go back to Gorak Shep for breakfast and start to hike for the Pheriche. About a 2hr hike takes us to the Lobuche and a 1hour hike will take us to the Dughla for lunch. Few hours of easy walk and we will reach our today’s camp Pheriche. This village is located in the base of the Imja valley. Comfortable night stays at Pheriche guest house.

  • Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Teahouse
  • Pheriche
  • 4,371m
  • 6/7 Hours

From here, we trek downhill all the time until we reach the Dudh Koshi river in Phungitaka. Enjoy the landscape of Pangboche and Tengboche village on the way. Don’t forget to take the beautiful shapes and different views of Ama Dablam today. After crossing a big suspension bridge and trek uphill until Kyanjuma. It’s a junction where Gokyo valley trek and base camp trekking routes separate. 

We will hike straight from here until we reach Namche. We can enjoy and enjoy delicious food, coffee, and bars in Namche today. Overnight stay at luxury accommodation in the capital of sherpaland. 

  • Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
  • Teahouse
  • Namche Bazaar
  • 3,440m
  • 6/7 Hours

Today, descend from Namche to the longest suspension bridge in the base of the Namche Bazaar. The terrain becomes more green and gloomy today. There will be no problems with altitude sickness and tiredness because of hiking uphill. On the way, we will meet many trekkers and transport animals. 

We can see the last sight of Mt. Everest near the Namche including Thamserku, Kusum Khangaru, and Kongde Ri. Lovely pine forest, rhododendron forest, and beautiful Sherpa village can take us to our final destination Lukla. This is the last day of our trekking and we will celebrate with drinks, varieties of food. Overnight stay at a comfortable guest house in Lukla.

  • Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Teahouse
  • Lukla
  • 2,840m
  • 6/7 Hours

After a warm and last mountain breakfast in Lukla, we will say goodbye to all the mountains. The flight will be usually happening during the early morning time. Experience the last sight of mountains and mountain landscape from the flight.

Upon arrival, our representative or guide will be there to transfer you to the hotel. If you want to explore any other places in Kathmandu, your guide will help you to take it there, and please don’t forget to buy some souvenirs for your friends and family from Nepal.

  • Breakfast
  • Hotel Holy Himalaya
  • Kathmandu
  • 1,400m
  • 35 Minutes

Finally, the excitement, thrilling and enjoyment, the day has come to bid a farewell for you. According to your flight schedule, our representative will drop you to the Tribhuvan International Airport.

We will wish you happy, healthy, and wonderful days with the big thank you for providing the opportunity to serve you.

  • Breakfast
  • 20 Minutes

What's included

  • Pick up from and drop off at the hotel and the airport by a private luxury vehicle.
  • Three-star category Accommodation in Kathmandu at Hotel Holy Himalaya on a twin sharing bed and breakfast basis
  • Accommodation in lodge and guesthouse during the trekking days. (Below Namche- 5 nights attached bathroom with hot & cold running shower)
  • All your standard Meals during the trek (Breakfasts, Lunches, and Dinners).
  • Kathmandu city tour by private car/van/Hiace with English speaking guide
  • City sightseeing entry fees
  • Highly experienced guide and porters (1 porter for 2 people) and their all expenses (food, accommodation, salary, equipment, insurance)
  • Company t-shirt
  • Welcome dinner with the cultural program on day 1
  • Necessary equipment such as (Sleeping bag, duffle bag) during the trek
  • Airfare from Kathmandu-Lukla-Kathmandu including airport departure tax in Kathmandu and Lukla airport.
  • Airfare for the trekking crew
  • Tims/permit
  • Medical kit (carried by your trek leader)
  • All government taxes and official expenses.

What’s Excluded

  • International airfare (We can help you to book)
  • Nepal entry visa; you can obtain a visa easily upon your arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu.
  • Travel insurance, which covers emergency high-altitude rescue and evacuation
  • Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu.Meal (each item cost about $5 - $8 (depending on the place where you eat)
  • Personal equipment and clothing
  • All the alcoholic and non-alcoholic Drinks.
  • Tips for the guide, porter & driver. (Tipping is expected).

Departures & Dates

All above dates are fixed departure date.

FAQs

Normally, you can do your trek in 12 days. After arriving at Tribhuvan International Airport (TIA) in Kathmandu, you take a short scenic flight to Lukla and the real trek begins at the Everest Base Camp. In Everest Base Camp 15 days trek, you will reach the camp in 8th days from Lukla

The best season to trek to Everest Base Camp in Autumn (Sep-Nov) and another in Spring (Mar-May). We have the finest climate during autumn in Nepal. The temperature is mild. In these months the environment remains supportive and skies remain clear. You can have splendid panoramas within a few distances. 

Similarly, the landscapes and mountain vistas are stupendous. There is no threat on a trek and you can memorably celebrate the trip. The environment receives new blossoms and birds. We can enjoy different flowering and non-flowering plants.

Food and accommodations are normal and you can get regular continental food along with domestic and some sherpa dishes. Usually for breakfast, toast, pancake, eggs, porridge, and muesli. During lunch, Nepali dal bhat set, noodles, momos, and soups. Except for this, few local foods like sherpa stew, thukpa are also available. 

In general, foods are quite normal and you can get many international dishes. In the accommodations part, usually, the rooms are in twin-sharing with little furniture and less decoration. Lukla and Namche have the luxury and fancy rooms as well. They have attached a bathroom until Dingboche. In a few places, there is electricity inside the room as well. The more you climb, the variety of food and accommodations service becomes less as compared to the lower altitude.

Proper cloths and gears are essential to successfully complete the everest base camp trekking. Warm clothes, waterproof trekking shoes, at least 3-4 pairs of fast drying socks, down jackets, warm and comfortable trekking pants,sweat absorbing t-shirts, gloves, sunglasses, sunscreem and mouth covering scarf as well. Trekking poles, duffle bag, water bottle and torch light also required during everest base camp trekking.

Yes, anyone can do this trekking. But, if you are doing trekking for the first time then, you should practise some before going for the real trek. This grade of this trekking is moderate to difficult. So, it's not easy to do. But, with the proper preparation, good guidance, good diet and enough water can take you to the world’s most amazing base camp.

There are basically two seasons in a year, which is considered the best season for Everest base camp trekking. One is autumn which normally starts from September and ends in November. Another is spring, which normally starts from March and ends in May. Mostly climbing parts are done during the spring season.

Normally there are two ways if you get sick in the middle of the trek. One is, stay more days and acclimate your body and try again to climb more. If you still feel sick and can't really go much, then just go down and go down and lose your altitude. Because descending down and losing altitude is the best treatment for altitude sickness.

If you are well prepared and read all the necessary details, then there would be no problems at all. Generally the major problems are, cancellation of flights because of bad weather, sometimes you may not get good accommodation during prime trekking season and the major problem is altitude sickness. These are the major one, and there might be many other small problems that may arise, which normally depend on people.

The toilets facilities are average in service and good in terms of availability. Until Dingboche, you will get an attached bathroom in almost all the hotels. Lobuche and Gorakshel have a shared bathroom,so for a few days we need to adjust.

For normal Everest Base Camp trekking, there are two kinds of permits that you should take with you. One is Municipality entrance permit, which you will get in Lukla and another Sagarmatha national Park permit, Monjo check post provides this permit. Except for this, there is no other permit required to do the regular Everest base camp trek. But, if you want to climb, if you want to fly drones then you should have a permission permit for this.

Useful Information

On Everest Base Camp Trek- 15 days, you will be walking with an average of 5 to 6 hours in a single day, although this does not sound very long. This trek starts at Lukla just below 3,000 meters, Lukla airport is one of the world's most extreme airports.

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