• Destination Nepal
  • Region Everest Region

Trip Overview


The Everest Base Camp Trek is one of the most popular and iconic treks in the world, taking you to the base camp of Mount Everest, the highest peak on Earth. It offers breathtaking mountain vistas, diverse landscapes, and a chance to immerse yourself in the unique Sherpa culture. Here's some information about the Everest Base Camp Trek:

Starting Point and Route: The trek usually begins with a short flight from Kathmandu to Lukla, a small mountain airstrip in the Everest region. From Lukla, the trekking route follows the Dudh Koshi River valley, passing through picturesque Sherpa villages such as Phakding, Namche Bazaar, Tengboche, Dingboche, Lobuche, and Gorak Shep. The trail gradually ascends through forests, suspension bridges, and rugged terrain, ultimately leading to the base camp.

Scenic Beauty and Mountain Views: The Everest Base Camp Trek offers stunning mountain scenery and panoramic views of some of the world's highest peaks. Along the trail, you can witness the majestic beauty of Everest (8,848.86 meters or 29,031.7 feet), Lhotse, Nuptse, Ama Dablam, Thamserku, and many other snow-capped peaks. The landscapes vary from lush green forests and terraced fields to rugged glaciers and barren high-altitude terrain, providing a diverse and awe-inspiring trekking experience.

Sherpa Culture and Hospitality: The Everest region is predominantly inhabited by the Sherpa community, renowned for their mountaineering skills and warm hospitality. During the trek, you can visit traditional Sherpa villages, interact with the locals, and gain insights into their unique culture and way of life. You can explore monasteries, prayer wheels, and mani walls adorned with Buddhist inscriptions, and witness the vibrant Sherpa festivals if the timing is right. The Sherpa people's warm hospitality adds to the enriching cultural experience of the trek.

Tengboche Monastery: Tengboche Monastery is a significant cultural and religious site along the Everest Base Camp Trek. It is one of the most renowned monasteries in the region, situated at an elevation of 3,867 meters (12,687 feet). The monastery offers panoramic views of Everest and other surrounding peaks. Trekkers often visit the monastery to witness the daily rituals and ceremonies conducted by the resident monks. The Mani Rimdu festival, celebrated annually at Tengboche, is a vibrant event that showcases traditional dances, music, and masked performances.

Everest Base Camp: The ultimate goal of the trek is reaching Everest Base Camp, located at an elevation of 5,364 meters (17,598 feet). This is the starting point for mountaineers attempting to climb Mount Everest. Standing at the base camp, surrounded by towering peaks and the vast Khumbu Glacier, is a humbling and awe-inspiring experience. Trekkers can take in the breathtaking views, capture memorable photographs, and soak in the atmosphere of this legendary mountain destination.

Physical Challenge and Acclimatization: The Everest Base Camp Trek is a physically demanding endeavor, requiring a good level of fitness and stamina. The trek involves long hiking days, steep ascents and descents, and gradual altitude gain. Adequate acclimatization is essential to avoid altitude-related illnesses. The trek typically includes rest days and gradual ascent to allow the body to adjust to the increasing altitude, with accommodations in teahouses or lodges along the way.

The Everest Base Camp Trek offers a unique blend of natural beauty, cultural immersion, and adventure. It is a challenging yet rewarding journey that allows you to witness the grandeur of the Himalayas, experience the warmth of the Sherpa people, and create lifelong memories in one of the world's most iconic trekking destinations.

Trip Highlights

  • Arrival in Kathmandu
  • Kathmandu Sightseeing
  • Flight to Lukla and Trek to Phakding
  • Trek to Namche Bazaar
  • Flight to Kathmandu
  • Acclimatization Day in Namche Bazaar
  • Trek to Tengboche
  • Trek to Dingboche
  • Acclimatization Day in Dingboche
  • Trek to Lobuche
  • Trek to Everest Base Camp and Gorak Shep
  • Hike to Kala Patthar and Trek to Pheriche
  • Trek to Namche Bazaar
  • Trek to Lukla
  • Flight to Kathmandu

Trip Itinerary

  • Day 01: Hotel (1,325 m.)

    Arrive in Kathmandu, Nepal. Transfer to your hotel. Explore the vibrant streets of Thamel.

  • Day 02: Hotel (1,325 m.)

    Visit UNESCO World Heritage sites in Kathmandu. Explore Pashupatinath Temple, Boudhanath Stupa, and Swayambhunath Stupa. Prepare for the trek and acquire any necessary permits.

  • Day 03: Hotel (2,610m)

    Take a scenic flight from Kathmandu to Lukla. Begin trekking to Phakding (2,610m) in the Khumbu region. Enjoy the picturesque landscapes along the Dudh Koshi River.

  • Day 04: Hotel (3,440m)

    Continue trekking through the Sagarmatha National Park. Reach Namche Bazaar (3,440m), the gateway to Everest. Acclimatize and explore the vibrant market town.

  • Day 14: Hotel (1,325 m.)

    Take a scenic flight back to Kathmandu. Rest and relax in the capital city. Explore the local markets and indulge in Nepalese cuisine

  • Day 05: Hotel (3,440m)

    Take a day to adjust to the altitude. Explore Namche Bazaar and visit the Sherpa Culture Museum. Optional hike to Everest View Hotel for stunning panoramic views.

  • Day 06: Hotel (3,870m)

    Trek through rhododendron forests and cross suspension bridges. Reach Tengboche (3,870m) and visit Tengboche Monastery. Enjoy breathtaking views of Everest, Ama Dablam, and other peaks.

  • Day 07: Hotel (4,410m)

    Continue the trek to Dingboche (4,410m) in the Imja Valley. Witness the stunning vistas of Everest and Lhotse. Experience the Sherpa culture and hospitality.

  • Day 08: Hotel (3,440m)

    Spend a day for acclimatization in Dingboche. Take a short hike to Nangkartshang Peak for panoramic views. Relax and enjoy the beautiful surroundings.

  • Day 09: Hotel (4,910m)

    Resume the trek towards Lobuche (4,910m). Pass through the Khumbu Glacier moraines. Reach Lobuche, a small settlement surrounded by stunning peaks.

  • Day 10: Hotel (5,364m)

    Trek to Gorak Shep (5,164m), the last settlement before EBC. Continue to Everest Base Camp (5,364m) and enjoy the moment. Return to Gorak Shep for an overnight stay.

  • Day 11: Hotel (5,545m)

    Early morning hike to Kala Patthar (5,545m) for sunrise views of Everest. Descend to Pheriche (4,240m) for an overnight stay.

  • Day 12: Hotel (3,440m)

    Descend further down to Namche Bazaar. Enjoy the familiar surroundings and celebrate your achievement. Rest and relax in Namche Bazaar.

  • Day 13: Hotel (2,860m)

    Trek back to Lukla (2,860m). Reflect on your journey and enjoy the final day in the mountains. Celebrate with your trekking team and guides.

  • Day 14: Hotel (1,325 m.)

    Take a scenic flight back to Kathmandu. Rest and relax in the capital city. Explore the local markets and indulge in Nepalese cuisine

Trip Inclusion /Exclusion

  • On registered and experienced local trekking guide.
  • An assistant guide if group is more than 6 people.
  • 1 Sharing porter between two trekkers to carry your main pack (weight limit 20kg)
  • 2 Nights deluxe room in 2 star category hotel in Pokhara with buffet breakfast.
  • Twin/triple sharing trekking lodge accommodation during the trek.
  • All meals: lunch, breakfast, dinner during the trek.
  • Tea, coffee, cookies and fresh fruits are served during the trek.
  • Kathmandu – Pokhara - Kathmandu by flight.
  • Car/cab transfers to/from trekking starting and ending point.
  • Food, accommodation, salary of guide and porters.
  • All necessary trekking permits for the trek.
  • Insurance and trekking gear for guide and porters.
  • All government taxes, vat and office service charge.
  • Accommodation, meals and transportations in Kathmandu.
  • Meals in Pokhara except the breakfast.
  • Bar bills and beverages such as coke, fanta, mineral water
  • Hot shower, hot water during the trek.
  • Personal travel insurance, laundry service, phone calls and internet.
  • Rescue operation charge in case of emergency.
  • Gratitude and tips for your guide, porter and driver.

Trip Map


The standard duration for the Everest Base Camp trek is around 12-14 days, including acclimatization days. This allows for a gradual ascent and proper acclimatization to high altitudes

The Everest Base Camp trek is considered a moderate to difficult trek. While no technical climbing skills are required, the high altitude, steep ascents and descents, and changing weather conditions make it physically demanding.

Previous trekking experience is not mandatory, but it is beneficial to have some hiking experience and a good level of fitness. Regular exercise and preparation will help in tackling the challenges of the trek.

Everest Base Camp is situated at an altitude of 5,364 meters (17,598 feet) above sea level.

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