Everest Base Camp Trek

Everest Base Camp Trek

Everest Base Camp Trek is one of the most popular trekking in Nepal that takes you to the base camp of Mount Everest, the highest mountain in the world. From the base camp (5364 m), hikers can enjoy stunning views of the surrounding mountains, including Mount Everest itself. The trek is physically demanding, and requires a good level of fitness, but the experience of reaching the base camp of the world's highest mountain is one that is truly unforgettable. This trek will not only take you to the base camp of Mount Everest, but you will also get a chance to climb the non-technical peak of Kala Patthar (5545 m). Kala Patthar is a great place to see Mount Everest up close and other beautiful snow-capped mountains. The trek typically begins in the town of Lukla, which can be reached by a short flight from Kathmandu or Ramechhap.

More likely in high trekking season, Lukla flights operate from Ramechhap due to heavy air traffic at Kathmandu Airport. It takes around 4-5 hours (135 km) to drive from Kathmandu to Ramechhap (Manthali Airport). Lukla Airport is to the south of Sagarmatha National Park. The park was created in 1976 and inscribed as a Natural World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 1979. It is one of the few places on Earth that can lay claim to biological diversity and the highest and youngest mountain system in the world.

The trek from Lukla to Everest Base Camp is a popular route that has become quite congested and over-developed. From Lukla, the trail follows the Dudh Koshi valley, passing through Sherpa villages, forests, and high alpine landscapes, and have the opportunity to experience the local culture and way of life in the Everest region.

The trek to Everest Base Camp typically takes around 12-14 days, depending on your pace and the route you take, and the number of rest days you take along the way. The first few days of the trek involve relatively easy hiking through the lower reaches of the valley, allowing you to acclimatize to the high altitude. As you progress higher into the valley, the terrain becomes more challenging, with steep inclines and rocky trails.

Along the way, you'll have the opportunity to visit the Sherpa capital of Namche Bazaar, visit the Tengboche Monastery, and explore the surrounding valleys and peaks including Mount Everest (8848.86 m), Lhotse (8516 m), Nuptse (7861 m), Makalu (8463 m), Ama Dablam (6812 m), and many other snow-capped mountains in the region.

The trek from Lukla to Everest Base Camp is a challenging but rewarding journey that offers the opportunity to explore the beauty of the Himalayas and push your physical limits. It requires proper planning and preparation, but the rewards are well worth it.

When to go Everest Base Camp Trek "Whenever you're ready," which means it's possible to go at any time of the year without difficulty, but the best times of year are from March to May and September to mid-December. We always use local expert trek guides who will provide good care and attention to the clients, So you don't have to worry about planning a trip to Everest Base Camp with us throughout the year.

Accommodation during the trek is typically in Teahouses, mountain lodges, guesthouses, or tents, depending on your preference and the availability of facilities. Meals are usually included in the cost of the trek and are typically basic but filling, with a mix of local and western-style food.

Everest Base Camp Trek Itinerary Given below is a general itinerary that gradually leads to higher places to prevent the possibility of altitude sickness but it is possible to customize it to suit your needs.


Day 01: Arrive in Kathmandu and transfer to your hotel
Day 02: Kathmandu Sightseeing and trek Preparation
Day 03: Flight to Lukla trek to Phakding (2610 m)
Day 04: Phakding trek to Namche Bazaar (3440 m)
Day 05: Acclimatization day at Namche Bazaar
Day 06: Namche Bazaar trek to Tengboche (3867 m)
Day 07: Tengboche trek to Dingboche (4410 m)
Day 08: Acclimatization and exploration day at Dingboche
Day 09: Dingboche trek to Lobuche (4910 m)
Day 10: Lobuche trek  to Gorak Shep (5140 m) then hike Everest Base Camp (5364 m)
Day 11: Gorak Shep hike to Kala Patthar (5545 m) then trek to Pheriche (4260 m)
Day 12: Pheriche trek to Namche Bazaar (3440 m)
Day 13: Namche Bazaar trek to Lukla (2840 m)
Day 14: Flight to Kathmandu (1350 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:  Teahouse / Camping
Trekking Grade: Medium-Hard
Best Season:  March - June / September-November
Max Elevation: 5545 meters
Duration: 16 Days

The price of the trip depends on the size of the group and the level of service in the cities where you are going to use the accommodation (deluxe, standard, and budget) and the entire trekking can be done with either a normal teahouse or the best available teahouse Or camping (fully tented camp). Better to tell us what you're looking for? Please Click here to request a price.


  • 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
Once you reach at Kathmandu airport, our representative will transfer you to your hotel. A short travel briefing will be given at the hotel/office, and you will be requested to pay the travel dues. Overnight at Hotel.

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 at Hotel

Day 03: Kathmandu flight to Lukla and trek to Phakding (2610 m)
Ordering an evening packed breakfast that you can eat at the airport. The flight to Lukla takes about 35 minutes from Kathmandu. You will be greeted by spectacular views of the Himalayas in flight. In Lukla you will meet the support team. The trek begins by heading towards Phakding, which is quite an easy 3-hour walk through the Dudhkosi Valley. You will reach Phakding while enjoying the surrounding views and some attractions of the Himalayas. Overnight at Phakding.

Day 04: Phakding trek to Namche Bazaar (3440 m)
After breakfast, begin the walk through the Valley of Dudhkosi River. Crossing several steel bridges and passing the entry point of the Sagarmatha National Park, you will ascend all the way to Namche Bazaar, a commercial hub of the Khumbu region. Overnight at Namche Bazaar.

Day 05: Acclimatization in Namche Bazaar (3440 m)
An acclimatization day at Namche Bazaar is a worthy day to prevent altitude sickness and also explore the nearby cultural sites and the Sherpa communities. This day most of the trekkers taken day hike to Thame monastery (a long day walk) or visit villages of Khunde and Khumjung then back to Namche Bazaar through the Everest View Hotel where you will enjoy the splendid mountain views. The panoramic views of Mount Everest, Ama Dablam, Lhotse, and many other mountains can be seen on a clear day. Overnight at Namche Bazaar.

Day 06: Namche Bazaar trek to Tengboche (3867 m)
After having breakfast, you begin to climb through the up and downs route, passing the Mani wall. Continuing the trek, you pass the small settlement of Sanasa from where the trail drops towards Phunki Tenga (3250 m). The steep trail begins through pine forests and around Mani stones as it follows the side of a hill to the saddle on which the monastery of Tengboche at 3867 m. The excellent views of Mount Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse Ama Dablam, Thamserku, Kwangde will accompany you. Overnight at Tengboche.

Day 07: Tengboche trek to Dingboche (4410 m)
Waving goodbye to Tengboche, we walk through the rhododendron forest to Deboche followed by a bridge over the raging Imja Khola River. We'll pass the valley wall and then traverse the plains to Pangboche village, the biggest settlement of Sherpa's in the region. Then it will be a bit challenging as the landscape gives way to dry, deserted mountains, and we trek towards Dingboche. Overnight at Dingboche.

Day 08: Acclimatization in Dingboche (4410 m)
Today we have a rest day in Dingboche to acclimatization, which is very important before proceeding higher to avoid altitude sickness. Some trekkers trek up to Chhukhung or further climb to the Chukhung Ri (5550 m), it is a long day walk that provides incredible views of moraines valley and beautiful mountains. If you don’t go Chhukhung it is possible to go to Nangkartshang Gompa. One enjoyable short walk (3/4 hours) is the 400 meters climb to Nangkartshang Gompa, on the ridge north of Dingboche where you can witness the fifth-highest mountain in the world Mount Makalu (8,463 m). Overnight at Dingboche.

Day 09: Dingboche trek to Lobuche (4930 m)
From today the trek will move more gradually be more challenging, due to the higher altitude. You climb to the Chorten trail that is a gentle climb for about one and half hours then you reach Thugla (4620 m) with a tea house where you will have your lunch before climbing the day’s steep part. We need to pass Thugla 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. From today, you start to get close to high mountains like Mount Nuptse, Pumori, and Lobuche after a while as you proceed towards Lobuche. Overnight at Lobuche.

Day 10: Lobuche trek to Gorak Shep (5140 m) then hike Everest Base Camp (5364 m)
Begin the trek to Everest base camp, you will deal with the ups and down trail and cross the Glacier range. Having lunch and checking in at the lodge, begin to hike Everest base camp at an altitude of 5364 meters. It will be a great moment to capture the magnificent delight of the view of Mt. Everest. Then head back to Gorakshep and have a rest. Overnight at Gorakshep.

Day 11: Gorakshep hike to Kala Patthar (5545 m) then trek to Pheriche (4260 m)
Early morning we climb the Kala Patthar, a non-technical peak at 5545 meters. The ascent is demanding, but the climber gets the most magnificent views of Mount Everest, the highest point on the planet at 8,848 meters, towers directly ahead, and on all sides loom the other giants, Nuptse, Pumori, Chagatse, Lhotse, and countless others beautiful mountains. We make a quick descent to Gorak Shep at 5,140 meters then continue trek down to Pheriche. Overnight at Pheriche.

Day 12: Pheriche trek to Namche Bazaar (3440 m)
Following the scenic route, we pass through Pangboche and re-cross the river before climbing to the monastery at Thyangboche. A steep descent of around 500 meters leads through bird-filled rhododendron bushes and fir trees to the Dudh Kosi River. Then the trail escorts towards the  Namche Bazaar. It is pretty much a long walk, but the excursion is fantastic. Overnight at Namche Bazaar.

Day 13: Namche Bazaar trek to Lukla (2840 m)
It's almost wrapping up the EBC Trekking, walking down through the steep trail and make an exit from the Sagarmatha National Park and walk pleasantly towards the Dudh Koshi River. Crossing various suspension bridges, we walk gradually to Lukla. It is the last night in the Himalayas celebrating the successful trip with the crew. Overnight at Lukla.

Day 14: Lukla Fly to Kathmandu (1350 m)
You will fly to Kathmandu early in the morning. The snowy peaks that you explored during the trek will be at your eye level even from the flight. Finally, you will reach Kathmandu airport, from where you will be transferred to your hotel. Overnight at Hotel.

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 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.

If you don't want to include the Kathmandu part in the itinerary, join our fixed departure group trek and trek with other tourists or you can join a private tour and depart on your own date. Click here for more information.

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