Everest base camp trek is one of the best adventure in world that takes you to the most popular and exemplary base camp of highest mountain in the world at an altitude of 5545 meters above sea level initiated by Sir Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay in 1953 AD. This trekking to Everest base camp offers an incredible views of world’s top six Himalayas including Mt. Lhotse, Mt. Cho Oyu, Mt. Makalu and above all top of the world Mt. Everest. Along the spectacular views from Kalapathhar view point. The journey to Everest base camp is adventurous and amazing in its own way. From getting an insight to local Sherpa cultures, traditions, visiting vibrant Buddhist monasteries to walk through forests, over numerous suspension bridges along witnessing Khumbu glacier and ice falls; Everest base camp is an ultimate trek that every adventure lover would like to embark upon.
Everest base camp trekking initiates as you arrive and join Kathmandu sightseeing tour around UNESCO world heritage sites submerged with cultural and architectural brilliance in capital city. The real trek to Everest base camp commences as we board an early scenic flight from Kathmandu to Lukla airstrip. As we ascend further towards Phakding on the first day of Lukla arrival followed by trekking through Namche bazar, Tengbochhe, Dingboche, Lobuchhe and eventually step at the base camp of top of the world, Mt. Everest. Further we will surely hike up the Kalapathhar early in the morning to witness magical sunrise panoramic views over the snow capped mountains. The wonderful feeling of accomplishment and happiness strikes our mind after successfully conquering Everest base camp and Kalaptthar. Himalayas in Everest region plays hide and seek with us as we now descend through the same trekking route.
Everest base camp trek can be joined by every trekking enthusiast who are physically fit and possessing that trekking spirit. Consisting various steep ascends, descends along smooth gradual walking for average of 6 to 8 hours per day. It is enduring and strenuous however slow and steadily ascending towards high altitudes avoiding altitude sickness is the key to success. We highly recommend travel lovers to regularly involve in jogging, walking, cycling or swimming which increases your stamina so that you can focus entirely on all the greatness that Everest base camp trek has to offer.
- 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!
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