Everest Base Camp Trekking is the most classic and popular trekking route of Everest Region. We will follow the ancient trails through small villages of Khumbu region. Trekking in Everest is considered as world’s famous trekking route and is applicable for beginner to experienced adventure seekers. Everest Base Camp Trekking is one side trekking of Chola Pass Trekking where we will be following almost half route of Gokyo Lake & Chola Pass Trekking. Trekking in Everest offers you a lot to experience and it is sure that it’ll be your lifetime experience. The trail offers you numbers of hilly passes, traditional Buddhist monasteries and uncountable numbers of Himalayan peaks. Normal high altitude climb to Kalapatthar is the most enjoying part of the route because the top of the Kalapatthar offers you spectacular views of all peaks of Everest Himalayan Region.
Everest Base Camp Trekking offers you very close views of silver mountains in front of your eyes from many beautiful places. We may feel that we are attached with the heard of Himalayan snowy peaks. We may see numbers of mountains world Mount Everest, Thamserku, Mt. Nuptse, Bancharo Peak, Pasang Lamu Peak, Mt. Amadamlam, Mt. Cholatse, Mt. Kangtenga, Mt. Tabuche and many more. Everest Base Camp Trekking offers you numbers of adventurous ways to explore whilst of the trek. The below itinerary is prepared with full acclimatization durations and was prepared by widely experienced trekking guides being experienced for more than 15 years. Please feel free to contact us or talk to us live at any time whether you need further information regarding the prepared route or alternative choices.
Trip Route : Kathmandu-Lukla-Namche Bazzar- Tengboche -Everest Base Camp-Kalapatthar--Namche-Lukla-Kathmandu
Best Month: September to December and March to May
Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu, transfer to Hotel (1300m/4265f)
Day 02: Fly to Lukla [2,850M / 9,350FT], trek to Phakding [2,650M / 8694FT] 8 km,30 minute flight and 3 hours trek
Day 03: Trek to Namche Bazaar [3,440M / 11286FT] 12 km,6-7 hours
Day 04: Acclimatization day in Namche Bazaar, explore around and visit Everest view point and Syanboche village
Day 05: Trek to Tengboche [3,800M / 12,467FT] 10 km,5-6 hours
Day 06: Trek to Dingboche [4400M / 14,435FT] 11 km,4-5 hours
Day 07: Rest and acclimatization day
Day 08: Trek to Lobuche [4,900M / 16,076FT] 10 km,4-5 hours
Day 09: Trek to Gorakshep [5,130M / 16,830FT], hike to Everest Base Camp [5,316M / 17,440FT] and return back to Gorakshep 15-17 km, 8-9 hours
Day 10: Hike to top of the Kalapatthar [5,545M / 18,192FT] and trek to Pangboche [4,350M / 14,271FT] 18-20 km, 9-10 hours
Day 11:Trek to Namche Bazar [3,440M / 11286FT] 15 km, 6-7 hours
Day 12: Trek to Lukla [2,850M / 9,350FT] 20 km,4-5 hours
Day 13: Fly to Kathmandu, transfer to Hotel 30 minute fly
Day 14: Departure or extend your trip
Airport pickup and drop services by private vehicle including before and after the trek
Accommodation in Kathmandu
Kathmandu - Lukla - Kathmandu round airfare
Domestic airport taxes where applicable
All required trekking permits and necessary paper works [ National Park and TIMS]
Accommodation in lodge/guest house during the trek
Trekking Guide [English speaking, eco-friendly, Government licensed, Ministry of Tourism Trained, First Aid Trained] with salary, foods, -accommodation, transportation and insurances
Assistant trekking guide for groups over 6 people with meals, accommodation, salary and insurance
First aid medications / medicines with the guide
Necessary paper works, government and local taxes, company service charges
Certificate of Achievement signed by director of the company and your guide if you want
The flight between Kathmandu and Lukla where the trek starts is generally reliable but if the weather is bad all flights will be delayed or canceled for the day. In the event the flight is cancelled we will attempt to get you on a chartered helicopter but you are responsible for the extra costs in this event which can range from $200 to $600 or more depending on the number of people on the flight.
We in some itinerary schedule one extra day into the trek already as a buffer day in case of delays and in some Itineraries do not have extra day after trek but as flights can at times be delayed for several days we suggest you add a couple of extra days at the end of your trip in case of any delays. Extra days should always be scheduled at the end of the trip and not the start.
Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu (1295m/4247ft), transfer to Hotel
Entering the city of Temple; Kathmandu with a panoramic adventure flying on a clear day would definitely be an adventure experience. Our airport representative and driver will be waiting for you to pick you up from airport to your hotel. Our airport representative will take you to hotel.
Day 02: Fly to Lukla [2,850M / 9,350FT], trek to Phakding [2,650M / 8694FT] 8 km,30 minute fly & 3-4 hours
The approximately 30 – 40 minutes scenic flight will take us to Lukla Airport, which is our first step in Khumbu region where you will meet with your porters if you have booked one. As per the time, your guide will arrange breakfast / lunch in a tea house in Lukla. Lukla is very developed town in Khumbu / Everest region. After having our food we will start our trekking to Phakding for around 3/4 hours. The trekking trail is trouble-free and almost flat where we will be walking through Sherpa villages and local agriculture farms. On the way we will meet lots of Yaks carrying foods and equipments. We will be following Dudhkoshi River first and then will be following Thado Khola en-route to Phakding. Phakding is small village and have numbers of lodges for Trekkers. We can see normal to standard lodges in the village. On the way we will see breathtaking views of Kusum Kangaru.
Day 03: Phakding to Namche Bazaar [3,440M / 11286FT] 12 km, 6-7 hours
Namche Bazaar is the most developed town of whole Everest region and known as gateway to Everest. We may find numbers of lodges in this town offering accommodations and foods for visitors. From Phakding we will cross and re-cross the rivers on high suspension bridges over Dudhkoshi River. Just after Monjo village there is an entrance gate to Everest National Park, where your trekking permit will be checked. The national park was set up to protect the mountain environment in Everest region. Continuing further to Namche through uphill trail we will see the first vision of Mt. Everest [8,848 meters] on a clear day. On the way to Namche Bazaar we will see some mountains like Thameserku, Kusum Kangaru, Lhotse, Tawache etc. Finally after ending a uphill trail we will get a colorful village called Namche Bazaar.
Day 04: Acclimatization day in Namche Bazaar, explore around
We will spend the day in Namche for acclimatizing our health with high altitude. You can discuss with your guide to spend the leisure day. Normally, you can go to Everest View Point Hotel where you will get the wonderful views of numbers of mountains including Mt. Everest, Lhotse, Thamserku, Kusum Kangaru & Amadablam. If you have more free time then you may want to go to Sherpa Museum where you will find numbers of attracting things of Sherpa people. Finally, you will stay overnight at the same hotel in Namche.
Day 05: Namche to Tengboche [3,800M / 12,467FT] 10 km,5-6 hours
We will get our breakfast in the lodge and then start our trek further to Tengboche. Tengboche is a popular place in Everest Region. In Tengboche there is a traditional Buddhist Monastery where lots of visitors come for traditional yoga and meditations. From Tengboche we may see very nice views of sunset over Himalayan Mountains. From Tengboche we can see Mt. Everest, Mt. Lhotse, Mt. Nuptse, Mt. Amadablam etc. This is one of the best places to stay in overall.
Day 06: Tengboche to Dingboche [4400M / 14,435FT] 8 km,5-6 hours
Dingboche is gateway to Island Peak climbers. Island Peak is one of the very popular trekking peaks in Nepal. Dingboche is a valley situated below hills from all sides. There are numbers of nice lodges in Dingboche which offers you standard to deluxe accommodations and from normal to continental foods. The trail is mostly standard uphill and will be fine to follow. Finally, we will get Dingboche within 5 – 6 hours and then we will prepare for our overnight stay here.
Day 07: Acclimatization day in Dingboche [4400M / 14,435FT] explore around
Today is the rest day in Dingboche for acclimatizing your health with high altitude. You can stroll over the village and moreover if you have energy to walk a little you can go to Chukung. Chukung is small village and this is the way to Island Peak. Finally stay in the same hotel and prepare for your next day adventure to Lobuche.
Day 08: Dingboche to Lobuche [4,900M / 16,076FT] 10 km,4-5 hours
The day will be a little hard because of the high altitude trekking and uphill trail. There is a graveyard on the way. The graveyard is in the memorial of people who were died in climbing different mountains of Everest region mostly of the Mt. Everest climbers. Lobuche is popular place for staying because many people they stay here and go to Kalapathhar and Everest Base Camp to prevent altitude sickness. The trail goes along the Khumbu Glacier Moraine.
Day 09: Trek to Gorakshep [5,130M / 16,830FT], hike to Everest Base Camp [5,316M / 17,440FT] and return back to Gorakshep.15-17km, 8- 9 hours
We will have our breakfast in the hotel and then start our journey to Everest Base Camp. We may need to walk through moraine of glaciers. The trail is flat but will be hard because of the high altitude and thin air. We will walk along the side of the Khumbu Glacier which is probably one of the most giant glaciers of the world. On the way we may have very close views of Mt. Everest, Nuptse, Lhotse, Mt. Pumori, Mt. Amadamlam & numbers of other small peaks. In the Everest Base Camp, we may see numbers of picture on the stones in the memories of died people. Sometimes, the trail goes on false way because of the movements of icefall and glaciers. Everest Base Camp is very busy in main expedition’s season. Normally, it takes 2-3 hours to reach the Base Camp and approximately same duration to return back to Gorakshep.
Day 10: Hike to top of the Kalapatthar [5,545M / 18,192FT] and trek to Pangboche [4000M / 13123FT] 18-20 km,9-10 hours
In the morning we will go to Kala Pathhar for breath taking views of silvering mountains. Kala Pathhar is another most excellent place of our trekking. From here we may see sunrise over the mountains of Khumbu in front of you. On the top you may feel that you are in the place that you weren’t imagining. The top of the Kala Pathhar is full of black rocks. From here Everest look imaginative with numbers of other mountains. You may find some people saying Mt. Everest as a shy mountain because it hiding behind 2 mountains and we can see it from very few places. After we finish our hiking to Kala Pathhar we may start our journey to Pheriche returning via Gorakshep. The trail from Gorakshep is all the way down until Pheriche. Still we will continue to Pangboche for night stay
Day 11: Trek to Namche Bazar [3,440M / 11286FT] 15 km,6-7 hours
After Breakfast trek down to Dudkoshi river and ascend up to Mong-la it is one of the view point and able to see surrounding mountains, after few minute rest trek to down to Namche for Lunch and trek to down to Monju for overnight stay.
Day 12: Trek to Lukla [2,850M / 9,350FT] 20 km,4-5 hours
We will have breakfast in the lodge and then continue slowly to Lukla via Phakding for our next stop. We will be following the same trail that we used to go up on our first and second day. On the way we will see some mountains and with saying them bye we will continue further to Lukla. In Lukla, your guide will arrange your hotels and reconfirm the tickets for your Kathmandu flight. if you took porter end of this trip provide some appreciation or gratitude for their hard work.
Day 13: Fly to Kathmandu, transfer to Hotel
You will fly to Kathmandu with your guide today. The flight is as same as we experienced before and you will have free day for shopping or want to rest etc.
Day 14: Departure to your onward destination or extend your trip
Today is free or last minute shopping for souvenirs or gift to your family, friends or relatives for you until your departure flight Ambition Himalaya representative will departure to the airport.
Important Notes and Safety Concerns
Trekking is simply not just walking. Some of our trips are extremely adventurous and needs serious efforts to complete them successfully. We kindly request all our valuable guests to come well prepared before doing any of these extreme treks. Buying proper and reliable insurance coverage with Helicopter Evacuation on emergency is the most important thing before starting the adventures. Sometimes, our treks are done in extremely remote places where you will have no access to outer world. On serious injuries or sickness Helicopter can be the only mean to evacuate you. In other hand bad weather conditions can also ruin the whole adventures. So, we say
"Get prepared first and enjoy the adventure without worrying"
US$ 729/ per person/ Price Valid for Minimum 2 Travelers.
- Airport pickup and drop services by private vehicle including before and after the trek
- Accommodation in Kathmandu as per Itinerary
- Kathmandu - Lukla - Kathmandu round airfare
- Domestic airport taxes where applicable
- All required trekking permits and necessary paper works [ National Park & TIMS]
- Accommodation in lodge/guest house during the trek
- Trekking Guide [English speaking, eco-friendly, Government licensed, Ministry of Tourism Trained, First Aid Trained] with salary, foods, -accommodation, transportation and insurances
- Assistant trekking guide for groups over 6 people with meals, accommodation, salary and insurance
- First aid medications / medicines with the guide
- Necessary paper works, government and local taxes, company service charges
- Certificate of Achievement signed by director of the company and your guide if you want
- International Airfares, Visa Fees ($ 25 for 15 days, $ 40 for 30 days and $ 100 for 90 days ),Travel and Rescue Insurance, Emergency Evacuation
- Food & beverage in trekking and also all meal in Kathmandu
- Bars and Beverage bills, cold drinks, mineral water, hot shower, telephone bills, laundry extra tea coffee
- Battery charges and wifi is not include but must of the places you can get it with pay, 2-4 USD an hour
- Extra activities than mentioned in the itinerary, extra porter charges
- Lunch and Dinner in Kathmandu [Meals not included also in the cases of early returns from the trips]
- Extra accommodation caused due to early arrival, flight delays, natural disasters etc.
- If you want to take porter US$ 180/per porter [we provide 2 trekkers = 1 Porter] carry 15-20 KG
- Tips / Gratitude for guides and porters
- Any services not mentioned in Service Includes Section unless specified on booking of the trekking
Regarding personal equipment all trekkers need to bring with you a pair of well broken trek Boot, sleeping bag, down Jacket, pullovers, neck scarf, etc. for Evening/night/morning use, Sun Hat, casual warm clothing for day use, some pairs of good quality socks . Apart from above please bring slippers, suntan lotions and personal medication.
Here is the list of recommended gears for trekking in Nepal. Depending on the trekking route, days, season etc. these gear list can be different. Please consider with us before starting your journey. Some of these items are not compulsory and optional. Some items are only recommended for high altitude treks.
Head: Sun hat or scarf Light balaclava or warm fleece hat Sunglasses [real ones, with true UV protection]
Lower Body: Under Garments, Comfortable hiking shorts, Lightweight cotton long pants, Light and expedition weight thermal bottoms, Fleece or wool pants [seasonal], Waterproof [preferably breathable fabric] shell pants
Feet: Thin, lightweight inner socks Thick, Warm wool hiking socks, Hiking boots with spare laces, Sandals [flip-flops for use after a day trekking and to go to the bathroom & washroom], Gaiters [For high altitude trekking and crossing passes]
Upper Body: T-shirts, Light and expedition weight thermal tops, Fleece jacket or pullover Gloves [warmth], Fleece Wind-Stopper jacket [optional], Waterproof [preferably breathable fabric] shell jacket, Down vest and/or jacket *
Accessories: One microfiber towel [most guesthouses on the trek do not give towels; quick-dry], Sleeping bag rated to zero degree centigrade,* DSLR / Digital camera with spare battries, Headlamp [e.g. Petzl Zoom] with spare bulbs and batteries, Trekking bag with rain cover / Duffel bag,* Comfortable daypack, Trekking Poles, Water bottle / came bags, Ear Plug [rooms are divided by thin woods so better to avoid noise from other rooms]
Toiletries: Multipurpose soap [preferably biodegradable], Deodorants, Nail clippers, Sun block / face and body moisturizer, Tooth brush / toothpaste [preferably biodegradable], Feminine hygiene products, Small mirror
Personal Hygiene: Wet wipes [baby wipes], Tissue / toilet rolls, Anti-bacterial hands wash, Water purifier [Better than using mineral water to keep the mountain clean]
Extras / Luxuries: Adaptors [Nepal two prong, 220 volt plug; or just an international, universal adaptor], Multi tool [Swiss Army Knife, Leatherman tool], Personal snacks [candy bars & cookies can also be bought in Kathmandu, Pokhara or at every guesthouse], Sewing Kit [Sometime it’s very useful], Superglue, Books for reading on free time, Cell / mobile phone, Trail Map / Guide book,* Ipod / Walkman / Mp3 Player / Mp4 Player, Pens / Pencils and small notebooks, Games i.e. chess, backgammon, scrabble, playing cards