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Everest Base Camp Trek

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highlights
  • The viewpoint of Kala Patthar at +5,600 meters - giving panoramic mountain views
  • Arriving to Everest Base Camp
  • Sipping tea with the local sherpas and seeing Namche Bazar, the capital of the EBC region
Trek your way to see the top of the world - Mt Everest!

Everest Base Camp Trek takes you there. You will find yourself in the most spectacular place ever imaginable. You will be standing in between the almighty mountains that rise above eight thousand meters and will be celebrating their splendor. The awe-inspiring views of the beautiful mountains swaddled in the glittering white snow, Everest Base Camp Trek takes you to a place beyond your imagination.

So, what are you waiting for? Pack your bags and grab your hiking boots for the accomplishment- a lifetime trophy!

After a sightseeing tour around the Kathmandu city and necessary preparations for the trek, you take a flight from Kathmandu to Lukla, the starting point of Everest Base Camp Trek. After an enrapturing flight above the beautiful landscapes- parallel to the mystic mountains, you will find yourself in Lukla. You walk along the glittering Dudhkoshi river and move along a well paved path to Phakding. You ascend through the pine and cedar forests to the buzzling, colorful Namche Bazaar. You hike to Everest view hotel for the magnificent views of Lhotse, Ama Dablam, Tawache, Thamserku and other towering mountains in the Everest region of Nepal.

The Everest Base Camp Trek is an opportunity to get some insights about Sherpa life and their culture.

As you go up from Tengboche to Dingboche to Lobuche, the mountains views are clearer and nearer. Finally after few days of strenuous ups and downs, you make your way to the top- Everest Base Camp, your ultimate dream. The soaring mountain ranges right in front of you is a reward to your efforts for the trek. The jaw dropping 360 views of the peaks of Everest, Changtse and Nuptse II from the peak of Kala Patthar (5,545m), a black stone ridge, is simply astonishing.

Please check the itinerary for a day-by-day trekking itinerary.
Day 01: Fly to Lukla and trek to Phakding (2652m/8699ft) Duration: 3 hours
Early morning transfer to the airport for Lukla flight. The flight to Lukla is a lifetime experience in itself. The airfield is at high evaluation and the difference between the two ends of the runway is about an exceptional 60 meters only. Trek to Phakding with an arresting, green landscape with the view of Kusum Kangraru. Overnight at guesthouse, breakfast, lunch and dinner included.

Day 02: Trek to Namche Bazaar (3440m/11283ft) Duration: 6 hours
We follow the Dudh Koshi, ascending through Himalayan pine and cedar forests, to the celebrated village of Namche Bazaar. The village of Namche is a historic trading post where Nepalese and Tibetan traders exchange salt, dried meat and textiles. Besides being a splendid destination to shop for traditional crafts, Namche remains the central trading post in the Khumbu that attracts Himalayan and lowland merchants. You will spend two days at Namche for acclimatization, visit local markets and spend time with your team. On the hike we capture our first glimpses of Everest and neighboring peaks.
Overnight at guesthouse, breakfast, lunch and dinner included.

Day 03: Namche Bazar and Everest View Hotel
This day is especially sectioned for acclimatization. We will hike to Syangboche Airport (3700m), supposed to be the highest airport in the world, then continue climbing to Everest View Hotel for great panoramic views of the Everest, Lhotse, Amadablam, Tawache etc. On the way back, we visit Sherpa Culture Museum and Everest Photo Gallery. Overnight at guesthouse, breakfast, lunch and dinner included.

Day 04: Trek to Tengboche (3860m/12660ft) Duration: 5 hours
The uniform and easy trail leads us towards the view of Mount Everest, descending deep into the Dudh Koshi Valley at Pungki Thanka and from this point, it ascends the right flank of the Dudh Koshi valley to Tengboche Monastery (3860m). It is the spiritual center of the Khumbu. The climb is lengthy, but is more than adequately compensated by gorgeous views of Mount Amadablam and on a clear day, views of Mt. Everest and its surrounding peaks. Overnight at guesthouse, breakfast, lunch and dinner included.

Day 05: Trek to Dingboche (4410m/14464ft) Duration: 5 hours
Descend through a beautiful forest, cross the Imja Khola and trek through the village of Pangboche (3900m); perhaps today is the most interesting trekking because you will not lose altitude like on other days and you will enjoy views of Mt. Amadablam, Mt. Lhotse & other peaks; the route continues through pastures to Dingboche, known as the 'summer valley'. Overnight at guesthouse, breakfast, lunch and dinner included.

Day 06: Hike to Nagerjun (5100m/16728ft) and return Dingboche, 6 hours
This would be your second acclimatization day that requires about 6 hours of trekking to an altitude of 5100m. After breakfast, you ascend Nagerjun (5100m), a hill located on the flanks of the Chhukung valley directly above Dingboche. The main aim is to climb high and sleep low. The foot path becomes steep at times, resulting in a physically strenuous day. Ascending the hill could take up to 5 hours at altitude. From this altitude there are good views of Lobuche East (6119m), Lobuche West (6145m), Taboche Peak (6367m), Thamserku (6608m), Kangtega (6685m) and Ama Dablam (6856m). On a clear day, you could even see Makalu, the world’s fifth highest mountain, including great views of the Pheriche Valley. After a short rest, you start the descent back to Dingboche and the walk at altitude takes about 2 hours. After lunch, take a well-deserved rest, as afternoon temperatures could drop rapidly as the sun sets over the mountain tops. You will also spend a second night in Dingboche. Overnight at guesthouse, breakfast, lunch and dinner included.

Day 07: Trek to Lobuche (4910m/16105ft) Duration: 5 hours
Trek along a broad valley floor to Dughla, passing the Trekkers Aid Post at Pheriche (4240 m). This trek is staffed by western volunteer doctors and supported by the Himalayan Rescue Association, which offers treatment and consultation to trekkers. Continue up the valley, gaining altitude. We come out of the valley to descend to the yak pastures of Lobuche. Overnight at guesthouse, breakfast, lunch and dinner included.

Day 08: Trek to Everest Base Camp (5364m/17594ft) & back to Gorekshep (5181m/16994ft) Duration: 8 hours
After a short climb through meadows, look down at the Khumbu glacier. Straight ahead is Kalapattar - the best vantage point to view the entire south face of Mt. Everest and the surrounding peaks. After a couple of hours we will get to Gorekshep, and continue our journey to the Everest base camp. There is not much elevation gain, but there are a lot of ups and downs and, combined with altitude, this can be an exhausting trek - but the journey is worth it. After approximately 3 hrs of hiking, you will arrive at the base camp and enjoy a magnificent view of the Khumbu glacier and icefall, where the Everest expeditions begin. Overnight at guesthouse, breakfast, lunch and dinner included.

Day 09: Hiking to Kalapattar (5545m/18188ft) - Gorekshep - Pheriche (4210m/13809ft) Duration : 7 hours
The day starts with a hike up to Kalapattar (5545m), the best viewpoint to witness Mount Everest, in all its glory and the spectacular Himalayan range. We then trek back to Gorekshep, for breakfast and then descend to Pheriche (4210m). Overnight at guesthouse, breakfast, lunch and dinner included.

Day 10: Trek to Namche (3440m/11283ft) Duration: 7 hours
Easy walk along the Imja Khola, short climb to Tengboche, descend Pungki Thanka and complete steep to Kyangjuma, and easier trail to Namche. Overnight at guesthouse, breakfast, lunch and dinner included.

Day 11: Trek to Lukla (2800m/9184ft) Duration: 7 hours
The trek continues along the Dudh Kosi River to the small mountain airstrip at Lukla, where you will catch your return flight to Kathmandu. Overnight at guesthouse, breakfast, lunch and dinner included.

Day 12: Fly back to Kathmandu
30-minutes amazing scenic fly back to Kathmandu. Breakfast included.
what’s included
  • All ground transports in private vehicle including airport transfers
  • Full board meals with tea/coffee (breakfast, lunch and dinner) during the trek
  • Best available twin sharing lodge to lodge accommodation during the trek; we provide private bathrooms with hot shower at Phakding, Namche and Lukla
  • Seasonal fruits during the trek
  • 1 professional, English speaking and certified guide
  • Round trip flight Kathmandu – Lukla and Lukla – Kathmandu including departure taxes
  • Trekking map and trip Achievement certificate
  • First aid medical kit
  • Sagarmatha National Park Permits fee
  • TIMS Fee- Trekkers' Information Management System Government taxes & office service charge
Optional Addons (Available during check-out)
  • Porter
what’s excluded
  • Porter during the trek
  • Foods and accommodation in Kathmandu
  • Travel insurance
  • International airfares to Nepal
  • Optional tours and activities during free time
  • Nepal Entry visa - can by obtained at the airport, upon arrival for USD 40 for 30 days.
  • Drinks (hot and cold), snacks and other personal expenses
  • Hot shower during the trek
  • Personal trekking equipment
  • Tips and gratuities for trekking staff and drivers
Tour details
Availability Available Daily
Booking Type Instant Booking  
Duration 12 days
guiding method Live guide/instructor
guide language English & Nepali
Maximum altitude 5545 meters
Trek difficulty Easy
Meeting/Start Point Pick-up at your hotel or location in Kathmandu, Nepal
customer reviews
5.0 - Excellent Based on 22 reviews
EXCELLENT SERVICE
Barbara Hanna From USA At
5 - Excellent
“Nepal Hiking Team provided us with the best experience possible. Underpromising and over delivering. Everything was arranged smoothly. Everything was explained for us clearly, we got two fantastic guides (both had summited 4 times Everest). Ganga Raj Thapa (the owner) really cares for his clients, he was following-up closely with us during the trek. All in all, Nepal Hiking Team had exceeded our expectations very much and I would definitely book with them again in the future.”
HIGHLY RECOMMENDED
Kevin Culley From France At
5 - Excellent
“I had an amazing guide Mr. Narayan Dhamala, a young, strong, reliable, hardworking, helpful and friendly guide that kept an eye on me during my ascent and descent, and made sure I am doing okay throughout the journey without restricting my movement and time. Fetching hot water, patiently wait for me while I took pauses for breather, easing up my loads of baggage, taking some great photo shots of me with the nature and the mountains, topping up mobile phone credits are some of the things he did so without asking and quite happily. I would highly recommend him without hesitation and he speaks and clearly understands English. Overall journey and experience for me as first time hiking at high altitude has been such an eye opener and I can't thank and compliment enough to Nepal Hiking Team for their professionalism but most of all their great care of my safety and wellbeing during trekking.”
SERIOUSLY WONDERFUL EXPERIENCE
George Windle From Germany At
5 - Excellent
“Not only were we provided the services that we asked for, the amount of aid that was included on the customized package was all excellent. Because of this, we were able to do the Everest Base Camp trek in a short amount of time and under a budget as well. Nepal Hiking Team truly is an agency that cares.”
What an amazing trip
Lucile James From India At
5 - Excellent
“When it came to planning and execution of my trips, there were no substitute for knowledge and technical know-hows. Everything was done in the most professional way and the execution of the services of the agency with regards to every aspect of my Everest Base Camp Trek was performed by the best team that I had the pleasure of coming across. I would definitely recommend Nepal Hiking Team to anybody who is looking for a professional and genuine travel agency as my experience with them is one of the best.”
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