Nepal: Everest Base Camp Trek

  • Duration
    15 Days
  • Region
  • Category
  • Best Time
    • March - May
    • September - November


Trekking Grade: Hard

Everest Base Camp (EBC) is arguably the most sought after trekking destination when people think of Nepal. Needless to mention, the journey takes you through Sherpa homelands to the base of the world’s highest peak.

Highlights of this journey include coming across the indigenous Sherpa people with their unwavering faith in Buddhism, visiting the famous Namche Bazaar, the mightiest viewpoint of Kala Patthar and the Base Camp itself. It also takes us to the highest monastery of Khumbu region - Tengboche monastery and brings us closer to four of the world’s six tallest peaks namely Mt. Everest, Mt. Lhotse, Mt. Makalu, and Cho-Oyu.

Not to be undertaken lightly this trek rewards with incredible scenery, rich and diverse cultural landscapes. Exhilarating in its nature this trek results into steady gains in altitude, carefully paced to allow proper acclimatization. The paths and tracks are a mix of wide, relatively even and well marked main trails to some more alpine style footpaths on the higher hills.

Tours Highlights

  • A 15 days adventure with 11 days of trekking staying in lodges with spectacular views of Mount Everest, Nuptse, Lhotse & more surrounding peaks from Kalapathar 5,645 meters.
  • Trekking guide with porterage of 20 kgs of baggage on trek with hire of sleeping bag, duffel bags and trekking poles.
  • Fly in & out of Lukla with sightseeing of Kathmandu as gateway city including English speaking guide and entrances to monument.
  • Transport by SUVs and assistance on arrival and departure transfer
  • Prices on request

Destinations Covered

Detailed Itinerary

  1. Day 1 Arrive Kathmandu


    Upon arrival at the Tribhuvan International Airport Kathmandu, the representative will receive you and transfer to the hotel as booked.

    Overnight at hotel (no meals)

  2. Day 2 Kathmandu


    On this day, embark on a day visit in Kathmandu.


    The durbar square with its arrays of temples, courtyards, monuments and the ancient palaces of the former Nepali Royals is located in Basantapur in the heart of Kathmandu city, the country’s capital. Chief attractions here include Hanuman Dhoka Royal Palace, the magnificent Taleju Temple towering more than 40 meters; Kumari Ghar, the residence of the Living Goddess, Kumari; the temple of Ashok Vinayak dedicated to lord Ganesh (elephant headed deity), and Kal Bhairav, the God of Wrath. There is a giant pagoda of ‘Kasthamandap’ (it got completely destroyed during April 2015 earthquake), a structure which is said to have been built out of a single tree. The name of the capital ‘Kathmandu’ is said to be actually derived from ‘Kasthamandap’.


    After sightseeing tour of Durbar Square get on a rickshaw (tricycle) for an interesting 20-minute ride to the tourist hub of Thamel. Travelers and the locals consider it a tourist haven. Its filled with narrow streets, all lined with budget hotels, small shops selling everything from food and provisions to clothes, carpets, walking gears, music CDs, DVDs, handicrafts, paintings which make it an ideal place for souvenir shopping. The area also has some very good restaurants when you need to stop for munching.


    One of the oldest and the biggest Buddhist monuments ever built in Nepal; Boudhanath is a spherical stupa structure imposing at a height of 36 meters with three massive Mandala style platforms. Located 08 kilometres east of Kathmandu, the stupa with four pairs of eyes at the four cardinal directions is believed to be keeping watch for righteous behavior and human prosperity. Built on an octagonal base inset with 108 prayer wheels, the shrine is ringed by the settlement especially of the Tibetan refugees who entered Nepal in the 1950s. They have developed the place into a ‘Mini-Tibet’ ever since.

    Overnight at hotel (B)

  3. Day 3 Fly To Lukla And Trek To Phakding (3-4 hours)


    After a short flight to Lukla, you’ll be introduced to your guide and porter. Kick off your trek with an easy walk through Chaurikharka village and descent towards Dudhkoshi Ghat (2,530m/8,300ft). The trail follows the bank of the Dudhkoshi River until Phakding (2,652m/8,700ft), where we will be staying for the night to acclimatize. Enjoy your free time in Phakding, a popular stopping point.

    Overnight at lodge (B, L, D)

  4. Day 4 Trek Phakding - Namche (5-6 hours)

    Namche Bazaar

    We’ll have breakfast in Phakding before gearing up for the trek to Namche Bazaar, the biggest sherpa village in Nepal. Our trail takes us first over the Dudhkoshi River via a long suspension bridge, and then through a beautiful pine forest to Monjo, about two hours away. Soon thereafter, we will approach the entrance to Sagarmatha National Park for a brief permit check and then descend to DudhKosi River (spotting Mani stones along the way!) en route to Jorsale. Lunch will be served here, and then it’s uphill to Namche. Our path along the riverbank is flanked by two crossings, one of which is the Hillary Suspension Bridge. It’s a tough climb up the hill to our resting place, but you’ll be rewarded in Namche Bazaar with your first glimpse of Everest in its majesty.

    Overnight at lodge (B, L, D)

  5. Day 5 In Namche – Acclimatization Day

    Namche Bazaar

    At this point, we take a well-deserved break! Today will be spent resting and allowing our bodies to become acclimatized to the lofty altitude. There’s an optional 2-hour hike to Everest View Point, an uphill walk that will help speed acclimatization. Otherwise, spend the day exploring Namche Bazaar. Check out the Sherpa museum for an overview of the Sherpa culture and history of mountaineering. On Saturdays, the Hatt Bazaar is open for trading and an intimate look at the locals’ marketplace. It is part of the larger Namche Bazaar, a shopping hub filled with all manner of trekking and mountaineering clothing and equipment.

    Overnight at lodge (B, L, D)

  6. Day 6 Trek Namche – Tengboche (6 hours)


    Breakfast in Namche Bazaar fuels us for another day of trekking towards Everest Base Camp today! Breathtaking views of the Himalayas - Everest, Nuptse, Lhotse, Ama Dablam, Thamserku and Kwangde - are some of the highlights not be missed. A short drop takes us to the riverside, then it’s across the river upwards through the forest pass. Brace your legs for a continual uphill trek at this point, alternating between a gradual grade and some seriously steep ground! Our destination, Tengboche, is known as one of the most beautiful places in the Everest region. Its views, which include Ama Dablam, are legendary. We’ll stop in on the Tengboche monastery, which is one of the largest in Khumbu. Nourish your spirit with a guided tour of the monastery grounds.

    Overnight at lodge (B, L, D)

  7. Day 7 Trek Tengboche – Dingboche (6 hours)


    Our trek today kicks off with a walk through the rhododendron forest to Deboche followed by a bridge over the raging ImjaKhol River. We’ll pass the valley wall and then traverse the plains to Pangboche village, the biggest settlement of Sherpas in the region. Enjoy a great opportunity to observe a typical Sherpa village and have lunch with the locals! The intrepid can brave a brief hike to the Pangboche monastery, one of the oldest in the area. Our afternoon trek will be a difficult one, as the landscape gives way to dry, deserted mountains and we hike towards Dingboche.

    Overnight at lodge (B, L, D)

  8. Day 8 Acclimatization Day In Dingboche


    This is your chance to rest up before the last leg of our adventure! Savor a full day of exploring Dingboche and the surrounding valleys of Chhukung and Imja, the latter of which links with Island Peak, the high passes of AmphuLaptsa, and Makalu Barun National Park. Taking an optional trek to the valleys will pay off in rewarding views, but taking it easy is the most important thing today. You’ll need your rest for the penultimate day of ascent tomorrow.

    Overnight at lodge (B, L, D)

  9. Day 9 Trek Dingboche – Lobuche (6-7 hours)


    From here on forth, the trek will move more gradually be more challenging, due to the higher altitude. We’ll pass Dungla, but not before a tough, steep walk to the top of a high hill. Here are the memorial stupas dedicated to the climbers and trekkers who lost their lives to Everest over the years. The next part of our adventure brings over craggy mountain terrain to Lobuche, a small settlement with amazing views of Mt. Lobuche, Mt. Pumari and the Nuptse. Prepare to snuggle up for a cold night, as we are now almost three miles above sea level and the evenings can be downright chilly!

    Overnight at lodge (B, L, D)

  10. Day 10 Trek Lobuche – Gorak Shep And Excursion To Base Camp (8 hours)

    Gorak Shep

    This is it! Our big day kicks off with an initial, relatively easy trek from Lobuche to Gorekshep. The subsequent, straight trail to Everest Base Camp is harder, involving rocky dunes and moraine, formed accumulation of unconsolidated glacial debris. On the way to our destination, we’ll approach the famed Khumbu Glacier and icefall, located on the slopes of Everest. At the Base Camp, our goal, you’ll have the chance (during the spring climbing season) to meet climbers attempting to scale the mountain’s summit. Break out your cameras for unbelievable views of breathtaking beauty. As the afternoon sun starts to wane, we’ll head back to Gorekshep for some much-needed rest and relaxation after a grueling and busy day.

    Overnight at lodge (B, L, D)

  11. Day 11 Ascent Of Kala Patthar And Descend To Pheriche (8 hours)


    We’ll wake before dawn today to trek towards Kalapathar (which means “black rock”) for a fiery, glorious sunrise over Mt. Everest. The day’s first light will illuminate your spectacular view of NuptseNup, Changtse and Lhotse.This may be, of the whole journey, your most opportune moment to snap amazing pictures of Everest and its neighboring peaks. Afterwards, it’s back to Gorekshep for breakfast and down in the direction of Pheriche, our nighttime stop. Our pace will be a lot brisker as we descend, and the walking is easier going this way.

    Overnight at lodge (B, L, D)

  12. Day 12 Trek Pheriche – Namche (8 hours)

    Namche Bazaar

    The walk from Pheriche back to Tengboche is mainly downhill, although it does, counterintuitively, require an hour scaling a hill. We’ll be in Namche by late afternoon and off to bed before our last day on the mountain.

    Overnight at lodge (B, L, D)

  13. Day 13 Trek Namche – Phakding – Lukla (7 hours)


    After breakfast, we trek toward the Hillary Suspension Bridge and then pass through several local villages. Our arrival in Lukla brings an evening in our last Tea House and, traditionally, a party with your trekking crew: you made it! Thanks to great teamwork and perseverance, you’ve accomplished a physical feat of which others only dream. This is your last night on the mountain, which can be bittersweet.

    Overnight at lodge (B, L, D)

  14. Day 14 Fly Lukla – Kathmandu


    In the morning, you’ll hop a brief flight from Lukla to Kathmandu. You’ll be transferred to your hotel upon landing for some much-needed solo rest and reflection after your trek conquering the Himalayas.

    Rest of the day at leisure or free for own activities.

    Overnight at hotel (B)

  15. Day 15 Final Departure


    Our representative will transfer you to the airport on time for your flight back home


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