- Sunset from Kalapatther
- Namche Bazzar
- Tengboche Monastery
We don’t stop here; we hike up to Kala Patthar (5,550m/18,204ft) for the best view of Mt. Everest. Other major highlights of this trek includes stunning landscape, beautiful Rhododendron forest, glacial moraines, foothills, rare species of birds and animals, sunrise from Kala Patthar, the legendary Sherpas; their beautiful settlement, culture, tradition, festivals, dances, monasteries and not to be missed, their warm hospitality.
The Everest Base Camp trek itinerary lasts 12 days allowing you to fully enjoy every aspect of this trek. September to December and March to May is considered the best time to plan the Everest Base Camp Trek.
This trek takes you to the altitude of 5,550m and some days require a 6-8 hour walking; therefore, any physically fit person having sound health can opt for this adventure. You will be guided by some of the industry's best experts; a qualified and experienced managerial team, guides and Sherpas.
The journey begins with a scenic flight to Lukla from Kathmandu and from Lukla the actual walk begins. The trail passes through culturally rich villages like Phakding, Khumgjung and Namche Bazaar, Sagarmatha National Park, suspension bridges, Buddhist monasteries (Tengboche at the highest altitude), Rhododendron forest, glacier (Ngozumpa glacier) and finally the base camp of Mt. Everest and Kala Patthar.
Daily routine on Everest Base Camp Trek:
(We start our day with a morning coffee or tea served in the hotel/lodge room. By the time you freshen up and pack your stuffs, the breakfast will be ready. Shortly after having breakfast, we start our daily walk through the designated trail enjoying the scenic beauty, the villages and the local people. The walk continues till noon. Then we stop for a lunch at a decent teahouse. After spending an hour for lunch, we continue the remaining walk of the day. On reaching the destination of the day, we rest for some time. The evening can be spent enjoying time with the crew members, exploring the area or simply resting at the lodge. By then the dinner will be ready. The dinner will be served followed by a short briefing session regarding the following day’s schedule.)
Day 02: Trek to Namche Bazzar (3440m/11,283ft)/6 hours walk
Day 03: Acclimatize day
Day 04: Trek to Tengboche (3,867m/12684ft)/5 hours walk
Day 05: Trek to Dingboche (4,358m/14,295 ft)/6 hours walk
Day 06: Acclimatize Day
Day 07: Trek to Lobuche (4,928m/16164 ft)/5 hours walk
Day 08: Trek to Gorak Shep - Everest Base Camp - Gorak Shep (5,320m/17,450ft EBC )/ (5,160m/16,929ft Gorekshep )/8 hours walk
Day 09: Hike to Kala Pattar - Pheriche (5550m/18,204ft Kalapatthar)/ (4,358m/14,295 ft. Pheriche)/8 hours walk
Day 10: Trek to Namche Bazaar (3440m/11,283ft)/ 8 hours walk
Day 11: Trek to Lukla (2,652m/8,700ft)/8 hours walk
Day 12: Fly to Kathmandu (1,300m/4,264 ft)/35 Minutes flight
Due to obstructive weather conditions (even during the best trekking seasons), sometimes they may announce sudden changes regarding the previously provided domestic flight schedule to and from Lukla. The plane many be delayed for few hours or even few following days. This entirely depends upon the weather condition. Therefore, we kindly request all the trekkers to add a few extra days to your plan. Nevertheless, if everything goes well, we can also make arrangements for you to enjoy other attractions like bungee jumping, jungle safari, rafting, shopping and so on.
Furthermore, trekker's safety is always the top priority in any trek. Therefore, the team leader on duty is given every authority to make changes in the itinerary provided in case of unexpected weather change, the unsuitable health condition of a group member or an unforeseen natural disaster. If needed, team leader might also cancel any part of the itinerary. Hence, in such a situation we request you to co-operate with our team leader and remain flexible.
- Welcome and farewell dinner at one of the best Nepalese restaurants with traditional, ethnic music and dance and pre trip meeting
- Airport transfer for domestic flight
- Trekking permit and TIMS permit
- Kathmandu-Lukla-Kathmandu flight tickets
- All meals (breakfast, lunch and dinner) during the trek
- Lodge during the trek (4 nights attached bathroom with hot shower)
- Fresh fruits after dinner
- Tea/Coffee (Served in a cup)
- Government licensed and well trained English speaking guide and his entire expenses
- Insurance of Guide
- All required local and government taxes
- Down jackets and sleeping bags (if required)
- Company T-shirt
- Trip map
- Nepal arrival visa
- Accommodation in Kathmandu
- A porter
- Personal expenses like all kinds of drinks including mineral water, and alcoholic and soft beverages
- Your travel insurance that covers Helicopter evacuation
- Tips and any other extending trips and accommodation