- duration 15 days
- tour type Private
- minimum participants 2
- age requirement 17+ years old
- guiding method Live Guide/Instructor
- Maximum altitude 5643 meters
- See stunning views of Mount Everest & other mountains
- Enjoy a sightseeing tour of Kathmandu
- Trek through Sagarmatha National Park
- Travel through traditional Sherpa villages. See the imposing Tengboche Monastery
Join us on this 15-day private, guided tour and travel through the foothills of the Himalayas and scattered Sherpa villages all the way to Everest Base Camp. Your journey starts from Kathmandu from where, a day after a city sightseeing tour, you catch the flight to Lukla airport. From there, you continue your journey to Namche Bazaar via Phakding. Spend a day acclimatizing in Namche before continuing your journey up via Tengboche and Dingboche, where yet another day of acclimatization awaits you.
Ascend higher after your body has acclimatized to the thin air of the Himalayas to reach Everest Base Camp on Day 10. A sunrise view from Kala Patthar awaits you the next day before you start your journey down to Lukla. For more details, please go through the itinerary below.
Day 1: Kathmandu arrival
Day 2: Full-day sightseeing tour of Kathmandu
Day 3: Kathmandu – Lukla (2750 m) – Phakding (2610 m)
Day 4: Phakding – Namche Bazaar (3440 m)
Day 5: Namche Bazaar (rest day)
Day 6: Namche Bazaar – Tengboche (3,680 m)
Day 7: Tengboche – Dingboche (4,410 m)
Day 8: Rest day in Dingboche
Day 9: Dingboche – Lobuche (4,950 m)
Day 10: Lobuche – Gorakshep (5,160 m) – Everest Base Camp (5,364 m)
Day 11: Gorakshep – Kalapatthar –Phereche (4,350m)
Day 12: Phereche to Namche Bazar
Day 13: Namche Bazaar – Lukla
Day 14: Lukla – Kathmandu
Day 15: Kathmandu departure
- Meals: 10 breakfast only
- 3 nights in a 3-star hotel in Kathmandu. Guesthouse accommodation during the trek (all on a twin-share basis)
- Airport pickup and drop off on the first and the last day of the tour
- Flight tickets: Kathmandu - Lukla - Kathmandu
- An experienced, English-speaking tour guide
- A professional city tour guide on Day 2
- First aid kit carried by your tour guide
- National park entrance fees and trekking permits
- All government taxes and official charges
- A duffel bag
- A farewell dinner on the last night in Kathmandu
- Lunch and dinner in Katmandu and during the trek
- International flight tickets
- Extra night's hotel stay in Kathmandu if extended stay is required or due to early return
- Expenses that are personal in nature like phone calls, internet, laundry, hot water shower and battery charging
- Monument entrance fees on Day 2
- Travel insurance
- Tips for guide and porter
- Earn US$ 46+ in travel credits.
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Free cancellation up to 60 days prior departure, after which the deposit becomes non-refundable.
What is the weather going to be like when I travel to Everest Base Camp?
The weather in Nepal varies by season. For example, November to January is the dry season with sunny days, clear skies and usually no rain. However, on Everest Base Camp, the temperatures at this altitude will be cold, particularly at night. February to May and September to October is the most popular time to travel to EBC, with usually fairly dry and stable weather, although there may be the occasional shower. June to August is monsoon season in Nepal, but once you pass 3,000 meters altitude there is less and less rain. Check out our guide on the best time to visit Nepal for more on specific monthly climate and seasons.
How much money do I need to bring with me?
Your personal budget obviously depends on your spending habits and what is included in your trip cost. If accommodation is included, but meals are not, we would suggest that you bring around 30 USD per day per person for meals. Having a hot shower or charging your device sometimes costs extra. There are also sometimes small crafts/souvenirs to buy along the trekking route which you may want to bring extra money for. Also, consider whether you would be staying in Kathmandu or Pokhara before or after your trek.
- Are there bag weight restrictions for the small aircraft flight from Kathmandu to Lukla?
How much should my backpack weigh?
A properly packed backpack (not including your day pack) should ideally not weigh more than 13 kg. It is also important to note that if you are taking a flight to the start of your trek, many smaller aircraft have weight restrictions. For example, if you are flying from Kathmandu to Lukla, you are only allowed 10kg of checked luggage, and 5 kg of hand baggage. Thus, in case of a small flight, you should ideally pack a 10 kg backpack for checked luggage, and then add 5 kg in your hand baggage. You can then re-shuffel the weigt once you start your trek at the trailhead.
- Do I need a porter?