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Everest Base Camp Trek

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  • One of the top ten treks in the world
  • Great Views of Mt. Everest, Mt. Lhotse, Mt. Ama Dablam, Mt. Thamserku, and Mt. Pumori
  • Beautiful Sherpa Villages
  • Century Old Monasteries
The Everest Base Camp trek is a classic trek to the base of the highest peak in the world, Mount Everest. Apart from Mount Everest, you will also get to see Mt. Lhotse (8,516 m), Mt. Makalu (8,462 m), Mt. Nuptse (7,861 m), Mt Cho Oyu (8,201 m) and many other Himalayan giants. Moreover, you will get to visit several Sherpa villages along the amazing Everest Base Camp trail. Thus, besides taking you to the foot of the world's highest mountain, this trek also gives you a great insight into the local Buddhist culture and lets you experience the famous Nepalese hospitality firsthand, including meeting with the famous Sherpa people.

Walking in the footsteps of Hillary and Tenzing will eventually bring you to Kala Patthar, possibly the best vantage point to appreciate the true magnitude of Mt Everest. Feb-May and Sep-Oct are the best seasons to go for the classic Everest Base Camp trek, but trek trek is normally open all year.

The Everest Base Camp trek starts at Kathmandu in the early morning where we will fly to Lukla, the gateway to the Everest region. From Lukla the trekking route starts weaving through the beautiful verdant hills of the Solu Khumbu region (also known as the everest region) to reach the Lamajura pass. We then walk to the north along the Dudh Koshi River, all the way through terraced hills and small settlements of the renowned Sherpa people. Slowly, more and more majestic mountain peaks will emerge and the landscapes will become ever more rough and mountainous, eventually taking you to the foothills of the greatest peak in the world, the Mt. Everest (8,848 m).

If you can walk 6 hours a day, you can do this trek (including a couple of relaxation days with no walking for acclimatisation). You can always add a porter which can be split between 2 people as a porter can carry up to 25 kgs.

We promise you a trekking adventure of a lifetime. Please see the itinerary for a day by day trekking programme.
Day 1 Fly to Lukla from Kathmandu and trek to Phakding 3.30 hours Guest house

Transfer to the domestic airport in Kathmandu and take a 30-minutes flight to Lukla (2800 meter), the entrance to the Everest region.

The trek begins gently along side a river trekking along excellent paved footpaths, passing a multitude of teahouses and scattered green areas. Phakding at 2610 meter, is a pretty village comprising approximately 30 houses. It is roughly a 3-hour walk from Lukla and is located at both sides of Dudh Koshi River.

We will stay at Phakding for the night, before tomorrow's more tough day, where we will hike up to Namche Bazar.

Day 2 Trek to Namche Bazaar, the capital of the Everest area 5 - 6 hours Guest house

The day begins with a gentle walk to Monjo, another beautiful Sherpa settlement of the trek, and also the location where we will officially enter into the Sagarmatha National Park (Everest Park) where you will have to show your trekking permits (SNP entry permit and TIMS card) at the office in Monjo.

From Monjo the hike up to Namche Bazaar involves a tough uphill climb of about 590 meter, taking approximately 2.30 - 3 hours, however, halfway up the hill you will be able to see Everest and Lhotse for the first time. As you approach the town of Namche Bazaar, the peaks of Thamserku (6648 meter) and Kwangde (6224 meter) are visible to the East and to the West, the sacred mountain Khumbila (5707 meter) is also within sight.

As gateway to the Khumbu region, Namche Bazaar, at an altitude of 3440 meter, is famous for its many bakeries and local market (Haat Bazzar) which takes place each Saturday. Built on a steep mountain bowl with excellent views of the high Himalaya on either side, the town has restaurants, shops, banks and currency exchange.

We will stay in Namche Bazar for two nights, to ensure proper altitude acclimatisation.

Day 3 Rest at Namche Bazaar for acclimatization 4 - 5 hours Guest house

While this is our altitude acclimatisation day we recommend a day hike to higher altitudes and then back to Namche Bazar again, as that will improve your ability to acclimatise.

There are several hiking options available - our guide will tell you more about these, but in short, they are (1) hike to Khumjung where you can visit the local school and hospital and/or (2) visit Thame village and/or (3) hike up to the Everest View Hotel where you get prime views of Mt. Ama Dablam and other himalayan peaks, while sipping a good sherpa tea or coffee etc.

Day 4 Trek to Tyangboche 5 hours Guest house

The day begins with a 10-20-minutes climb up and descend back to the Dudh Koshi at 3550 meter before ascending to Tyangboche at 3870 meter. The views of Everest, Thamserku, Ama Dablam and the valley are mind-blowing.

At an altitude of 3870 meter, Tyangboche is a charming spot built around the main Tibetan monastery in the region where you can enter and listen to the monks chanting their mantras. The view of Lhotse, Everest and Amadablam are unforgettable.

Day 5 Trek to Dingboche 5.30 hours Guest house

Your journey will pass through wooden forests and along the Imja Khola valley. The views will become more impressive as the high Himalaya begin to surround you. You will hike to Pangboche, an interesting Gompa site above the main village. This is the oldest monastery in the region and apparently dates from the introduction of Buddhism to the Solu Khumbu Region. You will then climb up to Dingboche at 4360 meter, where you'll stay for the night.

The views of Amadablam and Island Peak are breathtaking. Island peak is one of the most famous climbing peaks in Nepal.

Day 6 Rest at Dingboche (day hike to Chhukung) 5 hours Guest house

Today, we will have another day of acclimatization. You will head to another beautiful part of the Khumbu region, Chhukung (4750 meter) which offers you magnificent views of Mt. Makalu (8463 meter), Island Peak (6160 meter), Peak 38 and other himalayan peaks.

Day 7 Trek to Lobuche 5 hours Guest house

The valley now becomes barren of vegetation as you walk up towards Lobuche (4950 meter), but your attention will be firmly on the snow-capped peaks, which soar above you. You are now in mountain land.

The path joins the trail below Thugla and gives beautiful views of Cholatse (6442 meter) across the valley. The path becomes more rocky in some places and it is important to watch your step.

After another steep ascent, Tawache and Nuptse are particularly spectacular form Lobuche, towering almost 2 kilometers directly overhead.

Day 8 Trek to Everest Base Camp and back to Gorakhshep 8.30 - 9 hours Guest house

Today, the walk towards Everest along the Khumbu Glacier. You will reach the small village of Gorakhshep, where you will be able to have lunch. You are now at the last settlement before Everest Base Camp

After having your lunch the trail will lead you to the Mt. Everest base camp at an altitude of 5400 meter. Everest base camp gives you an unforgettable view of Khubutse, Mt. Pumori, Changtse and the Khumbu Ice Fall.

Day 9 Trek to Kalapatthar and back down to Lobuche 5.30 hours Guest house

Early in the morning we will ascend up to Kalapatthar also known as the 'Black Rock, which offers great views of Mt. Everest. By walking up and hiking Kala Patthar early in the morning you greatly increase your chance of getting fantastic views of Everest - which is often under clouds in the afternoon, but also often visible in the mornings.

At the top of Kala Patthar you will see a 360-degree view of some of the highest peaks in the world including Mt. Pumori (7169 meter), Mt. Everest (8848 meter) and Lhotse (8516 meter), the Tibetan peak Changtse, Nuptse (7861 meter) and countless other smaller peaks.

Reaching Kala Patthar also marks the turn around point of our trek. We will therefore again start to descend, returning to Lobuche.

Day 10 Trek to Tyangboche 5 hours Guest house

You will now follow your footsteps back to Lukla, the walk to Tyangboche will offer spectacular views of Mt. Ama Dablam.

Day 11 Trek to Namche Bazaar 5 hours Guest house

We continue to trek down to Namche Bazaar.

Day 12 Trek to Lukla 6 - 7 hours Guest house

Following the same way back down to Lukla passing through Monjo, Benkar, Phakding, Thado Koshi, Ghat and Chheplung.

Day 13 Fly back to Kathmandu 0.30 hours

Connect with the flight back to Kathmandu with the great memory of our successful Everest Base Camp trek completion.

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what’s included
  • Airport pick up and drop off, upon arrival and departure in Kathmandu (International and domestic both).
  • Pre-trek meeting.
  • Unique Adventure sleeping bag and down jacket, duffel bag, area trekking map.
  • First aid medical kit, Oxymeter to check pulse, heart rate and oxygen saturation at higher altitude.
  • 1 professional, licensed and English speaking mountain guide, including his food, insurance, equipment etc.
  • Well experienced English speaking assistant guide if the group size exceeds 3+ persons.
  • Food during the trek (full board with breakfast, lunch and dinner with tea/coffee and seasonal fresh fruits).
  • Guesthouse accommodation during the trek.
  • All necessary trekking permits: Sagarmatha National Park and Trekkers' Information Management System (TIMS) fee.
  • Domestic flight Kathmandu - Lukla - Kathmandu for guest and guide inclusive with all taxes and transfers.
  • Worst case, help with all rescue and evacuation arrangements.
  • All applicable taxes as per the government rules and regulations.
  • All organisational requirements.
Optional Addons (Available during check-out)
  • Porter
what’s excluded
  • Nepal visa (USD 25 for 15 days and USD 40 for 30 days).
  • Your international flight to and from Nepal.
  • Travel insurance (for helicopter evacuation if needed whilst trekking).
  • Hotels in Kathmandu.
  • Porters to carry luggage (you can add a porter when booking).
  • Personal expenses such as laundry, telephone, internet/e-mail, etc.
  • Bar and beverage bills.
  • Tips for guide, porter, driver.
Tour details
Availability Available Daily
Booking Type Instant Booking  
Duration 13 days
guiding method Live guide/instructor
guide language English & Nepali
Maximum altitude 5545 meters
Trek difficulty Hard
Meeting/Start Point Pick-up at your hotel or location in Kathmandu, Nepal
customer reviews
4.8 - Excellent Based on 41 reviews
Very experienced guide
Anonymous From India At
5 - Excellent
“It was awesome experience. Our guide, Lakhpa Sherpa, provided proper guidance and made sure we complete the trek without any problem.”
Well informed and experienced agency and guide.
Melvin At
5 - Excellent
“The trekking experience was very demanding but our Guide Lakhpa and Mr Khum made sure we had the right advice so we didn't experience any illness without medicines and we always stayed in good accommodation.”
Very empowering trip!
Willyam Tjiu From Indonesia At
5 - Excellent
“A super fun and challenging journey to the top along with spectacular views all along the way!”
BEST TRIP EVER!
Reinardus Jason Gunawan From Indonesia At
5 - Excellent
“A very heartwarming and spiritual journey to the top.
Friendly people and great guide, challenging but really fun and makes your cardio health so much better!”
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Good to know Recommended Gear Lists:
01.) Good wind/rain jacket
02.) Warm fleece jacket or jersey
03.) Good boots, either light-weight trekking boots or light full leather boots
04.) Good -20 Sleeping bag (which can be rented or buy in Kathmandu)
05.) A comfortable day pack, preferably with a waistband.
06.) Fleece jacket or pullover
07.) Fleece Wind-Stopper jacket (optional)
08.) Waterproof (preferably breathable fabric) shell jacket
09) Down vest and/or jacket (optional)
10.) Lightweight gloves
11.) Heavyweight gloves or mittens with a waterproof shell outer
12.) Sun hat or scarf
13) Light balaclava or warm fleece hat
14.) Sunglasses with UV protection
15.) T-shirts
16.) Underwear
17.) Hiking shorts
18.) Lightweight cotton long pants
19.) Light and expedition weight thermal bottoms
20.) Fleece or wool pants
21.) Waterproof (preferably breathable fabric) shell pants
22.) Thin, lightweight inner socks
23.) Thick, warm wool hiking socks
24.) Hiking boots with spare laces
25.) Camp shoes (sneakers and/or sandals)

Other necessary equipment:
1.) Headlamp (e.g. Petzl Zoom) with spare bulbs and batteries
2.) Small pad or combination lock-to-lock trek bag
3.) Basic First Aid Kit (We also provide comprehensive first aid medical kit and Oxymeter)
4.) Large plastic bags - for keeping items dry inside trek bag
5.) Day pack (approximately 2500 to 3000 cubic inches)
6.) Water bottles (2 bottles recommended)
7.) Toiletries
8.) Small wash towel
Cancellation Free cancellation up to 60 days prior departure, after which the deposit becomes non-refundable.
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