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Everest Base Camp Trek

Everest Base Camp Trek - 16 Days

The Everest Base Camp trek is one of the most popular treks in the world, and for good reason. It offers stunning Himalayan scenery, a chance to experience Sherpa culture, and the opportunity to stand at the foot of the world's highest mountain, Mount Everest.

Mount Everest has two base camps, the South Face Base Camp in Nepal and the North Face Base Camp in Tibet (China). The South Face Base Camp (on the Nepalese side) is more popular for trekking and hiking holidays. Known as the route followed by the famous climbers Sir Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay Sherpa, the Everest Region has become a popular destination for adventure tourism since famous climbers have trekked through it.

Everest Base Camp Trekking is an unforgettable journey that will leave you with lasting memories. Reaching the base (5,364 meters) of Mount Everest is an incredible feat, and climbing Kala Patthar (5,545 meters) adds an extra level of awe and beauty to the experience.

The panoramic views of the surrounding peaks, including Mount Everest, from Kala Patthar are truly breathtaking. Watching the sunrise and sunset over the mountains from this viewpoint is a highlight of the trek and shouldn't be missed. Many trekkers consider it an essential part of their Everest Base Camp trekking.

Everest Base Camp Trek Difficulty

The Everest Base Camp Trek is considered a moderately difficult to challenging trek due to its high altitude and the stamina required for long daily hikes. The trek covers a total distance of approximately 130 kilometers (80 miles). Depending on the itinerary, you can expect to walk for 6 to 7 hours per day on average.

It is important to have a good level of physical fitness and strength to hike up and down hills and endure long hours of walking. Additionally, proper altitude acclimatization is crucial to ensure a safe and enjoyable trek. This involves gradually ascending to higher altitudes and allowing your body time to adapt to the reduced oxygen levels. Adequate rest days and steady progression in altitude are typically built into the trek's itinerary to facilitate acclimatization.

Having a knowledgeable guide or joining a reputable trekking company is recommended to ensure you have good guidance throughout the trek. They will provide important information, help you navigate the route, and assist with any challenges that may arise during the journey. It's essential to be prepared physically, mentally, and logistically to make the most of this incredible adventure.

Route – Trekking from Lukla to Everest Base Camp

The Everest Base Camp trek usually begins with a flight from either Kathmandu or Ramechhap to Lukla. Lukla Airport is a small mountain airstrip located to the south of Sagarmatha National Park. It is the usual starting point for trekkers embarking on the Everest Base Camp trek.

During peak trekking seasons, flights to Lukla are more likely to operate from Ramechhap due to high air traffic at Kathmandu Airport. The drive from Kathmandu to Ramechhap (Manthali Airport) takes around 4–5 hours, covering a distance of approximately 135 kilometers.

Sagarmatha (Nepalese name of Everest) National Park is home to diverse flora and fauna. It was established in 1976 and designated as a Natural World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 1979. The park boasts a remarkable level of biological diversity and is part of the highest and youngest mountain system in the world.

The trek from Lukla to Everest Base Camp is a popular route, and as a result, it has become somewhat congested and overdeveloped in recent years. However, it still offers incredible opportunities to immerse yourself in the local culture and experience the natural beauty of the region.

The trek from Lukla follows the Dudh Koshi valley, passing through small Sherpa villages, dense forests, ancient Buddhist monasteries, and stunning alpine landscapes. Along the way, you'll have the chance to interact with the local Sherpa community, learn about their traditions and way of life in the high Himalayas.

The trek route involves a gradual ascent each day, with some sections being steep. Therefore, it is important to be well-prepared physically and mentally to reach your goal of reaching Everest Base Camp and Kala Patthar. Adequate preparation and acclimatization are key to ensuring a safe and enjoyable trekking experience.

After visiting Everest Base Camp and Kala Patthar, you will retrace your steps back to Lukla to complete the trek. The return journey is mainly downhill, making it a little faster compared to the ascent. Upon arriving in Lukla, you will take a short domestic flight back to either Kathmandu or Ramechhap airport. From there, you will have a comfortable drive back to the center of Kathmandu, allowing for a smooth transition from the trekking experience to the bustling city.

Overall, the Everest Base Camp trek offers a balanced mix of air travel and road trips, providing a pleasant end to your trekking adventure before returning to the comforts of your hotel in Kathmandu.

16 days Everest Base Camp Trek includes 11 days trekking (12 days from Kathmandu), one day sightseeing and one day rest in Kathmandu, two days for arrival and departure from Kathmandu.

Customizing the trip itinerary and package

We can definitely customize the trip itinerary and package according to your preferences. Regarding the hotel in Kathmandu, you have the option to book it yourself, or we can assist you in finding suitable accommodation based on your requirements.

If you prefer not to hire a porter and carry the luggage yourself, that is certainly possible. However, please note that for full board trekking packages, a guide is mandatory for safety and logistical reasons.

Please let us know your specific preferences and any other details you would like to include in your itinerary, and we will be happy to assist you further in creating a personalized trip package.

Everest Base Camp Trek Highlights

  • Embark on a journey to the foot of the mighty Mt. Everest — Everest Base Camp.
  • Captivating aerial views of the Himalayas on the way to Lukla.
  • Immerse yourself in the vibrant culture and traditions of the Sherpa community.
  • Experience diverse flora and fauna, forests, Himalayan tahr, pheasants and perhaps even the elusive snow leopard.
  • Namche Bazaar is the entrance and cultural hub of the Everest region.
  • Magnificent view of the mountain range from the high-altitude luxury hotel — Hotel Everest View.
  • The serene atmosphere inside the enchanting Tengboche monastery.
  • Get a glimpse of the Khumbu glacier and Khumbu icefall.
  • Picturesque hike to Kala Patthar to watch the stunning sunrise over the mountains.
  • Spectacular views of Mt. Everest, Ama Dablam, Lhotse, Nuptse, Thamserku and many more.
  • Staying in teahouses along the route offers the opportunity to socialize with other hikers, swap stories and enjoy the local cuisine.

Everest Base Camp Trek Cost

The cost of the Everest Base Camp (EBC) trekking package depends on various factors. These include the duration of the trek, the size of the group (Larger groups might be able to negotiate better rates, while solo trekkers or small groups may pay a premium for personalized services), the level of services included (budget, standard, luxury) and the reputation and standard of the trekking company you choose.

The Alpine Adventure Club announces the cost and some fixed departure dates for the Everest Base Camp Trek for groups joining in 2024 and 2025, the cost includes the standard service. If you wish to participate in a private trek, the cost will be different.

Everest Base Camp Trek 16 Days Itinerary

Day 01: Arrive at Kathmandu Airport and transfer to your hotel
Day 02: Kathmandu Sightseeing and trek Preparation
Day 03: Flight to Lukla trek to Phakding (2,610 m)
Day 04: Phakding trek to Namche Bazaar (3,440 m)
Day 05: Acclimatization day at Namche Bazaar (3,440 m)
Day 06: Namche Bazaar trek to Tengboche (3,867 m)
Day 07: Tengboche trek to Dingboche (4,410 m)
Day 08: Acclimatization and exploration day at Dingboche (4,410 m)
Day 09: Dingboche trek to Lobuche (4,910 m)
Day 10: Lobuche trek to Gorak Shep (5,140 m) and visit Everest Base Camp (5,364 m)
Day 11: Gorak Shep hike to Kala Patthar (5,545 m) and trek to Pheriche (4,260 m)
Day 12: Pheriche trek to Namche Bazaar (3,440 m)
Day 13: Namche Bazaar trek to Lukla (2,840 m)
Day 14: Flight to Kathmandu (1,350 m)
Day 15: Reserve Day in Kathmandu
Day 16: Depart Kathmandu

Destination: Nepal
Trekking Region: Everest
Trek Start Point:  Lukla
Trek End Point: Lukla
Trekking Accommodation:  Teahouses / Mountain Lodges
Trekking Grade: Medium-Hard
Best Season:  March - June / September-November
Max Elevation: 5,545 meters
Duration: 16 Days

The price of a private trek can fluctuate due to several factors, such as the trekking agency selected, the trek's duration, the group size, the level of services desired, and the preferred category of accommodation (deluxe, standard, or budget) in the city and during the trek, the choice between normal (simple) teahouses or the best available teahouses can also impact the overall price. Therefore, it is recommended that you click here: Price request form and fill in the required information and submit the same to get the exact price of your preferred trek and service.


  • Airport pick up and airport drop by private transportation including before and after the trek
  • Accommodation in Kathmandu with breakfast (2 and above participants get twin sharing room in 3-star standard hotel)
  • Historical monument city sightseeing with a tour guide
  • Historical monuments city sightseeing transportation by Non A/C Comfortable Vehicle
  • Kathmandu sightseeing/monument visits Entrance fees
  • Domestic air tickets from Kathmandu to Lukla, Lukla to Kathmandu for guests and guide
  • Trekking accommodation in normal Trekkers Lodge/Teahouse (2 and above participants get twin sharing room)
  • Three time meals a day during the trekking Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner/Main course
  • Dessert (Fresh Fruits/Chocolate) after dinner on behalf of the company
  • One Experienced English-speaking, government licensed and ministry of tourism trained trekking guide and his food, accommodation, and salary
  • Porters from Lukla to carry your luggage while trekking (Two guests get one porter carrying a maximum of 25 kg of luggage)
  • Everest / Sagarmatha National park entry fee
  • Khumbu Pasang Lhamu Rural Municipality entry fee
  • Insurance for Nepalese staff (Trekking guide and Porters)
  • Nepal Government taxes and office service charge


  • Lunch and Dinner during the stay in Kathmandu
  • Extra night accommodation in Kathmandu because of early arrival, late departure, early return from mountain (due to any reason) than the scheduled itinerary
  • International air tickets and airport taxes
  • Nepal visa fee
  • Personal trekking equipment and Clothing
  • Wire Transfer charge or Credit card service charge as company rule
  • Alcoholic beverages, laundry, Telephone calls and all types of hot drinks in Trekking
  • Soft drinks such as cola, mineral water etc
  • Hot water, battery charge and hot shower charge during the trek (If need to pay)
  • Personal nature expenses and Tipping (Tips)
  • High risk medical / travel insurance and First aid kit
  • Expenses resulting from delays beyond our control in case of weather, flight cancellations, or natural calamities
  • Emergency rescue evacuation (if needed)
  • Any other things not mentioned

Day 01: Arrive at Kathmandu airport and transfer to Hotel
Arrive at Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu, Nepal. Transfer to your hotel and a short travel briefing will be given at the hotel/office, and you will be requested to pay the travel dues. Overnight in Kathmandu.

Day 02: Kathmandu Sightseeing and trek Preparation
After breakfast, Kathmandu visits Durbar Square, Pashupatinath Temple, Swayambhunath Stupa, and Boudhanath Stupa which are all World Heritage Sites. Durbar Square throws light on the life of the royals in ancient times. Pashupatinath Temple is one of the most important pilgrimage places for all Hindus. Swayambhunath is also known as Monkey Temple and Boudhanath Stupa is one of the largest stupas in the world. Late in the afternoon, we introduced you to your mountain/trek guide. overnight in Kathmandu.

Day 03: Kathmandu flight to Lukla and trek to Phakding (2,610 m)
Your guide arrives early in the morning to pick you up and drive you to the domestic airport. You will take a short and scenic flight from Kathmandu to Lukla, where the trek begins. From Lukla, you will trek to Phakding, a small village located at an altitude of 2,610 meters. The trail offers beautiful views of the Dudh Koshi River. Overnight at Phakding.

Day 04: Phakding trek to Namche Bazaar (3,440 m)
You will continue trekking along the Dudh Koshi River and cross several suspension bridges. After a challenging climb, you will reach Namche Bazaar, the main trading center of the Khumbu region. Overnight at Namche Bazaar.

Day 05: Acclimatization in Namche Bazaar (3,440 m)
This day is reserved for acclimatization to the high altitude. You will take a short hike to higher elevations and then return to Namche Bazaar for rest and exploration. You can visit the local market, museums, and monasteries. Overnight at Namche Bazaar

Day 06: Namche Bazaar trek to Tengboche (3,867 m)
The trail leads you through beautiful forests and offers stunning views of the Himalayas. You will reach Tengboche, a village famous for its monastery, which provides a panoramic view of Everest, Ama Dablam, and other peaks. Overnight at Tengboche.

Day 07: Tengboche trek to Dingboche (4,410 m)
The trek continues through rhododendron forests and open valleys. You will cross the Imja Khola River and ascend to Dingboche, a picturesque village with stone-walled fields and great views of the surrounding mountains. Overnight at Dingboche.

Day 08: Acclimatization in Dingboche (4,410 m)
Another acclimatization day is scheduled in Dingboche to help your body adjust to the increasing altitude. You can hike to Nangkartshang Peak (5083 m) locally known as Nagarjun Hill for breathtaking views of Makalu, Lhotse, and other peaks. Overnight at Dingboche.

Day 09: Dingboche trek to Lobuche (4,930 m)
The trail ascends gradually as you pass through Dughla (Thokla) and then climb up to Lobuche. The landscape becomes more rugged and barren, providing a sense of being in the high Himalayas. Overnight at Lobuche.

Day 10: Lobuche trek to Gorak Shep (5,140 m) and visit Everest Base Camp (5,364 m)
Trek to Gorak Shep, the last settlement before Everest Base Camp. After a short rest, hike to Everest Base Camp where climbers gather for their ascent to the summit, and soak in the incredible surroundings. Return to Gorak Shep for overnight stay. Overnight at Gorak Shep.

Day 11: Gorakshep hike to Kala Patthar (5,545 m) and trek to Pheriche (4,260 m)
Early in the morning, you will hike to Kala Patthar, the highest point of the trek, to witness the sunrise over Mount Everest. Afterward, you will descend to Pheriche, passing through Lobuche. Overnight at Pheriche.

Day 12: Pheriche trek to Namche Bazaar (3,440 m)
The trail descends through forests and crosses several suspension bridges over the Dudh Koshi River. You will retrace your steps back to Namche Bazaar, enjoying the familiar surroundings. Overnight at Namche Bazaar.

Day 13: Namche Bazaar trek to Lukla (2,840 m)
You will continue descending, passing through Phakding, until you reach Lukla. This is your final day of trekking, and you can celebrate the completion of your journey with your fellow trekkers. Overnight at Lukla.

Day 14: Lukla Fly to Kathmandu (1,350 m)
You will take a scenic flight from Lukla to Kathmandu, where you can rest, relax, and reflect on your incredible adventure. Overnight in Kathmandu.

Day 15: Reserve Day in Kathmandu
Lukla gets occasional flight delays during the main season. This may cause missing your international flights as well, so we recommend you to prepare accordingly. Lukla suffers from quick weather changes and that may affect inbound and outbound flights. We reserved this day for possible flight delays. If we have a timely flight on DAY 03 or 14, we can use this day for rest in Kathmandu. You can shop around local markets and walk around the city. Overnight at Hotel.

Day 16: Depart Kathmandu or extend your trip
We will drop you at the airport by our private vehicle according to your airport time. It is recommended to reach the airport at least two hours prior to departure.

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