Everest Base Camp Trek – 15 Days

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“An ultimate trek that every adventure lover would like to embark upon.”

Everest Base Camp Trek is one of the best adventure in the world that takes you to the most popular and exemplary base camp of highest mountain in the world at an altitude of 5,545 meters above sea level. This trekking offers an incredible view of the world’s top six Himalayan peaks including Mt. Lhotse, Mt. Cho Oyu, Mt. Makalu and above all the majestic Mt. Everest (8,848m). It’s an adventurous journey which lets you get an insight to local Sherpa cultures, traditions, visiting vibrant Buddhist monasteries, walk through forests, cross numerous suspension bridges & witness the incredible Khumbu glacier and ice falls.

Beginning with a Kathmandu sightseeing tour around UNESCO World Heritage Sites submerged with cultural and architectural brilliance in the capital city, the real trek to Everest Base Camp commences as we board an early scenic flight from Kathmandu to Lukla airstrip. As per our itinerary, we ascend towards Phakding on the first day of Lukla arrival followed by trekking through Namche Bazaar, Tengboche, Dingboche, Lobuche and eventually step at the base camp of Mt. Everest. Further we plan on hiking up the famous vantage point of Kalapatthar early in the morning to witness magical sunrise panoramic views over the snowcapped Himalayan mountains. The wonderful feeling of accomplishment and happiness strikes our mind after successfully completing our mission of visiting EBC & Kalapatthar. Returning back down to Lukla for a flight to Kathmandu city, we pass through previous villages and trails filled with chortens, mani walls and suspension bridges.

This trek can be joined by every trekking enthusiasts who are physically fit and possess the much-needed spirit of adventure. Consisting various steep ascends, descends along smooth gradual walks for average of 6 to 8 hours per day, we highly recommend travel lovers to regularly involve in jogging, walking, cycling or swimming which increases your stamina so that they can focus entirely on all the greatness that this trek has to offer.

Contact us to join this incredible trek to the Everest Base Camp and go on a life altering journey inside the Khumbu region.

Itinerary Overview

  • Day 01: Arrive at Tribhuwan International Airport (TIA) Kathmandu
  • Day 02: Kathmandu Lukla – Phakding (2652m) 3 hours
  • Day 03: Phakding – Namche Bazar (3440m) 6 hours
  • Day 04: Acclimatization day in Namche bazaar – Hike to Everest view hotel (3900m) 3-4 hours.
  • Day 05: Namche – Tengbuche (3860m) 5 hours.
  • Day 06: Tengbuche – Dingboche (4410m) 5 hours
  • Day 07: Hike to Nagerjun (5100m) Dingboche 4 hours.
  • Day 08: Dingbuche- Lobuche (4910m) 5 hours
  • Day 09: Lobuche – Gorakshep (5180m) Everest base camp (5360m) 7 hours.
  • Day 10: Hiking to Kalapatthar (5545mtrs.) - Gorakshep - Pheriche (4210m) 7 hours.
  • Day 11: Pheriche – Pangboche – Tengboche - Namche Bazzar (3,440 m) 5 – 6 hrs
  • Day 12: Namche Bazaar – Lukla 6 – 8 hrs
  • Day 13: Fly back to Kathmandu Overnight in hotel.
  • Day 14: Contingency Day Overnight at hotel
  • Day 15: Final Departure!

Detailed Itinerary

Day 01: Arrive at Tribhuwan International Airport (TIA) Kathmandu

Welcome to Nepal. You will arrive at Tribhuwan International Airport and after you get through the customs, our office representative will meet you at international arrivals holding a signboard with your name on it. He will then transfer you to your hotel in Kathmandu. Check in, then relax or enjoy free day. Overnight stay at your hotel. Meals Include: B

Day 02: Kathmandu Lukla – Phakding (2652m) 3 hours

After you wake up early and have our breakfast at hotel, we will get ready to board a flight from Kathmandu to Tenjing Hillary airport at Lukla. It will be around 45 minutes of scenic mountain flight over the Nepal Himalayas. After getting at Lukla, we will meet our porter team who will carry our luggage and the walk to Everest base camp begins. On the first day of our trek, we head along the river banks of Dudhkoshi river and arrive at Phakding in the late afternoon. We explore the monasteries and attractions and stay overnight at local tea house at Phakding. Meals include: B,L,D

Day 03: Phakding – Namche Bazar (3440m) 6 hours

We start our day with our early meal. We walk through the beautiful scenic landscapes, the carved mountain rock and move further spinning the prayer wheels. Crossing the beautiful village of Jorsale, we do cross numerous suspension bridges, capture the best of nature, culture and enjoy the first view of Everest. Further couple of hours hiking through the Everest trail, we finally arrive at beautiful mountainous amphitheater of Namche Bazar. With many touristic attractions like hotels, restaurants and bakeries, it is a touristic hub and also known as the gateway to Everest. We stay overnight at local guest house at Namche Bazar. Meals include: B,L,D

Day 04: Acclimatization day in Namche bazaar – Hike to Everest view hotel (3900m) 3-4 hours.

Acclimatization is one of the key factor to make any trip a successful one. And today will be our first acclimatization day. It won’t be a rest day, instead it will be an active day as we hike for nearby hill, towards Everest view hotel and let our body adapt the changing altitude. In this way we absorb the local cultural and traditional highlights. Other attractions to visit today can be Hillary School, or Khumjung monastery to see the scalp of Yeti. In this way at the end of the day we stay our second night at Namche Bazar. Meals include: B, L, D

Day 05: Namche – Tengbuche (3860m) 5 hours.

Slowly, we make our way through the Everest trekking route that lies above Dudhkoshi river. Further steep climb for around two hours takes us to Tengboche. Enjoying the magical landscapes and surroundings, walking through the forested areas, cultural Sherpa villages and excellent views of snow capped Himalayas including Everest. Tengboche monastery is one of the oldest and most significant attraction and we explore the holy site, know local tradition and rituals. We stay overnight at local teahouse at Tengboche. Included meal: B,L,D

Day 06: Tengbuche – Dingboche (4410m) 5 hours

During the initial time of the day, it will be quite a comfortable walk and gradually we make our way through forested lands. We walk further towards Pangboche and we can notice that the vegetation starts to change as we increase in altitude. Wind strikes us as we walk through mountain rocks valley. The increase in altitude can make you feel dizzy, if your condition gets worse, then you must inform your trekking guide who will look for the best solution. Actually to avoid any altitude illness, we stay two nights here at Dingboche. Overnight stay at local tea house in Dingboche. Meals include: B,L,D

Day 07: Hike to Nagerjun (5100m) Dingboche 4 hours.

Today will be our second acclimatization day of the trek. After having our early meal at the lodge, we go for a hiking to nearby Nagarjun hill from where beautiful views of Lobuche, Taboche, Thamserku, Amadablam and other nearby peaks. Along with Himalayan views, we also get to see nice views of Phereiche village. Later we return towards Dingboche back to our tea house for overnight stay.  Included meals: B,L,D

Day 08: Dingbuche- Lobuche (4910m) 5 hours

The trekking day from Dingboche to Lobuche is considered as the most gorgeous day as with our every step forward, we leave behind the village, settlements, vegetations and come closer to snow capped Himalayas in alpine surroundings. Mostly we can only see the rocks, boulders, dirts while making our way towards Dugla. We pass through the memorial where tribute is given to all those climbers who lost their lives while attempting Everest. Finally we arrive at Lobuche with few settlements, tea house. We enjoy the surroundings, Himalayas and overall environment. Meals include: B,L,D

Day 09: Lobuche – Gorakshep (5180m) Everest base camp (5360m) 7 hours.

It will be the most important day of our Everest base camp trek today as we leave Lobuche behind and head towards Everest base camp via Gorakshep. We begin our day early and walking slowly and carefully we see the Khumbu glacier along our way. We first have our lunch at Gorakshep, our tea house site. Finally it is just 3 kms or 45 minutes of walk to reach base camp of highest mountain on planet.  We can see the Khumbu icefall, stones, prayer flags and most of all feel that amazing feeling of achievement of being at base of Everest. Later we trek back to Gorakshep to stay overnight. Meals includes: B,L,D

Day 10: Hiking to Kalapatthar (5545mtrs.) - Gorakshep - Pheriche (4210m) 7 hours.

Our day begins before sunrise today. From Gorakshep, we go for early morning hike to Kalapathher to watch best sunrise views over Everest Himalayas. After nearly an hour of climb, we finally arrive at Kalapathher. It is quite a challenging hike to the top, but after reaching there all the tiredness goes to vain. Along with Everest, we see the clear and near views of Amadablam, Nuptse, Pumori, Lhotse and other nearby snow capped Himalayas. After experiencing the magical sunrise views, we return towards Gorakshep for overnight stay. Meals include: B,L,D

Day 11: Pheriche – Pangboche – Tengboche - Namche Bazzar (3,440 m) 5 – 6 hrs

Today will be quite comfortable day for our lungs to breathe as we descend via Pheriche, Pangboche, Tengboche to Namche Bazar. We can also see the dramatic decrease in temperature. There will be not only downhill, but quite a few uphills too. Gradually, from alpine surroundings, we cross the tropical vegetations, flora fauna, rivers and rhododendron forests, we will be at Namche Bazar at the end of the day. It will be around 5 to 6 hours of walking today. We stay overnight at local lodge. Meals include: B,L,D

Day 12: Namche Bazaar – Lukla 6 – 8 hrs

In the final day of our trekking activity, the route is quite steep downhill. We watch our every steps and enjoy the same route from other side i.e. from different perspective. We cross the Dudhkoshi river tributaties, river bank walks and finally celebrate the successful completion of our amazing Everest base camp trek with our team. We stay overnight at local tea house at Lukla and get ready for tomorrow morning flight. Meals include: B,L,D

Day 13: Fly back to Kathmandu Overnight in hotel.

After having our breakfast, we head to Lukla airstrip and board a 45 mins flight back to Kathmandu. Please be noted that sometimes due to bad weather conditions, flight might get delayed or cancelled, so it is quite normal at those Himalayan region. Therefore planning atleast one extra day is quite important and highly recommended. Later after arriving at Kathmandu, relax or walk around the streets of Kathmandu absorbing the city’s cultural essence. Overnight stay at hotel. Meals include: B

Day 14: Contingency Day Overnight at hotel

It is an contingency day, in case your flight gets cancelled, or if the things didn’t went according to itinerary due to unforeseen conditions. If everything goes according to plan you can always go for sightseeing around UNESCO world heritage sites around Kathmandu valley including visit to Patan and Bhaktapur. Meals include: B

Day 15: Final Departure!

Today is your final day in Nepal, after all your packing and preparations is being done, you will be transferred to Tribhuwan International airport to catch your scheduled international flight. Farewell friend! Hope to see you again soon and experience another trekking adventures in Nepal.  Meals include: B

Price Includes

  • All Airport / hotel / pick up & drop by private car / van.
  • Three nights’ accommodation with breakfast Tourist stander category hotel in Kathmandu.
  • One highly experienced, helpful and friendly Guide, During Trek.
  • Best available local lodge to lodge accommodation (twin sharing ) during the trek; we provide rooms with private bathrooms and hot shower at Phakding, Namche and Lukla
  • Porters (1 porter between 2 people), their food, accommodation, salary, equipments & insurance.
  • Round Trip Kathmandu – Lukla – Kathmandu inclusive domestic Departure Tax.
  • Sagarmatha National Park permits fee.
  • TIMS – Trekkers Information Management System.
  • Government taxes & Office Service charge.

Price Excludes

  • All meals
  • Your Travel insurance.
  • International airfare and airport departure tax.
  • Nepal entry visa, you can obtain a visa easily upon your arrival at Tribhuwan International Airport in Kathmandu. (Tourist Visa with Multiple Entry for 30 days can be obtained by paying US $ 40 or equivalent foreign currency. Similarly, Tourist Visa with Multiple Entry for 90 days can be obtained by paying US $ 100. Please bring 2 copies of passport size photos.).
  • All kind of meals and cold drink like alcoholic and mineral water, Coke, Fanta, Juice etc…
  • Hot and cold shower during the mountain.
  • Personal shopping and laundry etc.
  • Personal trekking equipments.
  • Tips for trekking staff and driver. (Tipping is Expected)

Submit Your Review



Busy but worthwhile Trek

Mark

I went for trekking to the much awaited trekking destination of mine, the Everest base camp in peak season. Met a lot of trekkers on my way which made the trek a bit busy.. but anyway the trek was the best I had ever been to. With cheerful guide and good trekking itinerary by Nepal Trekking Plan made me enjoy the trek to my fullest. I thank their team for organizing such a wonderful trek. Trekkers should have a flexible schedule for weather purpose.. flight to and from Lukla may get delayed due to weather. Else is all adventure and fun… nothing else.

Wonderland Everest!

P. Jose

Amazing landscape, extraordinary people and marvelous diversity. What a trek and what a place! If you are a adventure seeker go for Everest Base Camp Trek. Challenge yourself a bit and get hugely rewarded with adventure and mind-blowing experience. But remember…. Be physically fit and go for some physical training like the cardio before going for this amazing experience. Happy Trekking people.

Everest Base Camp Trek

Paul M.

Hello guys, I along with two of my friends went for the Everest Base Camp Trek organized by Nepal Trekking Plan. Guides were excellent and informative. They cared well for us you know… and of course fun was a part of our trek… well friends always make good trekking team. Organizers were excellent with the preparation and took good care of trekking team. I would recommend Nepal Trekking Plan to anyone who has couple of weeks for an excellent adventure in Nepal.

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