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Everest Base Camp Trekking

From US$ 1,525 per person
Based on 2 Reviews
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highlights
  • Breathtaking views of mountains above 8000m
  • Colorful Tibetan villages and magnificent landscapes
  • Sherpa villages and Buddhist Monasteries from temperate to snow line regions
This is one of the world’s best treks, and is one of our most popular, set amongst breathtaking high mountain sceneries. Magnificent landscapes, imposing and prestigious peaks, tapering ridges, and colourful Sherpa villages contribute to turning this trek into an unforgettable experience. The route takes you through the high Khumbu Mountains before finally arriving at the foot of Everest.

The starting point for all summit attempts, Everest Base Camp is situated on the Khumbu Glacier. We ascend the Kala Pathar (5,554m) for one of the highlights of this trek and from here one gains a lifelong memory of an incredible panorama of Ama Dablam, Makalu, Nuptse, Lhotse and the majestic Everest, or Chomolungma (Mother Goddess of the World) in Sherpa language. In Nepali it is Sagarmatha (Brow of the Ocean)). She is undeniably the greatest of all mountains, standing at 8,848M; The impressive Thyangboche Monastery (3,860m) is an important Buddhist monastery, which has the largest Gompa in the Khumbu region.

We are looking very much forward to taking you on a trek of a lifetime.
At Kathmandu International Airport, you will be met by a Trek Nepal representative and transferred to your hotel. There will be a full tour briefing in the evening.
3 hours
An early morning mountain flight to Lukla (2,840m) with spectacular views of Gauri Shankar (7,135m), Melungtse (7,181m) and Numbur (6,959m), takes us to our gateway to Everest Base Camp and the land of Sherpas. Our trek heads northwards through the village of Lukla, descending to Ghat along the east bank of the Dudh Kosi, followed by a gentle climb and level meandering walk to Phakding. Awaiting us are great views of Kusum Kanguru (6,367m) and Sherpa hospitality.
6 hours
Continuing along the bank of Dudh Kosi, the trail climbs through forests of rhododendron and giant pines to Jorsale. Shortly after completing check post formalities we cross the Dudh Kosi via a suspension bridge to start a steep ascent to Namche Bazaar. During this ascend, weather conditions permitting, we encounter our first sight of Everest and Lhotse on foot. Namche Bazaar, ‘Sherpa Capital’, is situated in a crescent amphitheatre that towers above two great valleys – Dudh Kosi and Bhote Kosi, and offers a stunning view of the mountains across the valley.
4 hours
Today is an acclimatization day to allow us to adjust to the high altitude. Explore the local market, observe the local culture, walk up to the Everest viewpoint or simply relax.
Time is available to make an excursion to either the village of Thamo or Syangboche. At Thamo there is the Thamo Nunnery; in the north east looms the majestic Khumbi Yul Lha - a black rocky mountain, which is sacred to the Buddhists, to the west waterfalls crash down the cliff face to the Bhote Kosi. The trail here is on the traditional trade route to Tibet, so you may come across caravans of yaks led by Tibetan merchants. Syangboche is were the worlds highest airstrip is located and to the west stands Mount Kawande. The trail here is a steep ascent along small pine trees and juniper shrubs, en route looms Khumbi Yul Lha.
5 hours
From the village, the trail to Sanasa is a series of ascents and descents with stunning views of Everest, Nuptse and Lhotse coming into view. To reach Dudh Kosi we climb the less populated trail to Mongdada followed by a steep descent through a rhododendron forest towards a small bridge. After crossing the river the trail continues through the forest ascending to Phortse. In the forest, on either side of the river, we may encounter both musk deer and wild colourful peacocks. Phortse is one of the small villages framing the stunning Khumbu Valley. From here we get our first view of Cho Oyu, one of the great eight-thousanders, whilst behind the village the peaks of Taboche (6,367m) and Cholatse (6,335m) are present. The village itself is watched over by the magnificent Ama Dablam.
6 hours
The day commences with a steep descent through meadows and a pine forest towards a small bridge over the Imja Khola (river), and then a steady climb to Dingboche with spectacular views of Ama Dablam.
En route we pass through Pangboche the home of the most ancient monastery in the region and the Gompa which houses the famous Yeti scalp.
Our second acclimatization day, you can explore the village and surrounding area or simply relax and watch the world go by. There is a guided excursion to explore the Imaj Khola valley with a walk to Nagarjun Ri. Within half an hour of leaving the village along a black rocky trail there are magnificent views of Makalu and Borangche. Whilst looking down towards Namche Bazaar there are spectacular views of Khumbu Valley. At the end of the trail it opens up into a boulder field where there are magnificent close up views of Ama Dabam and Island Peak. Retracing our steps we return to the village
5 hours
Heading up the wide valley beneath the impressive peaks of Cholatse (6,335m) and Taboche (6,367m), but well above the tree line we reach Dughla. As we approach the foot of the Khumbu Glacier the climb becomes steeper. We take the zigzag path up through the boulders of the moraine to reach Labuche. En route we have superb views of Nuptse, Kala Pathar and Pomo Ri.
8 hours
An early start to a challenging day to accomplish our dream that is Everest Base Camp (5,364m). The route commences with a gentle ascent as we continue along the side of the Khumbu Glacier, which becomes steep, rocky and awkward for a short time. Rewarded with breathtaking views, the sugar loaf dome of Pomo Ri (7,165m) lies directly ahead, on the right Nuptse (7,861m) raises in a sheer spire and behind it an elusive sight of Everest (8,848m). A descent brings us to Gorakshep (5,140m) where we lunch and rest before taking the trail to Everest Base Camp. At Base Camp Everest is not visible but we live the dream. After exploring Base Camp and soaking up all it has to offer we return to Gorakshep for a well-deserved rest.
7 hours
In terms of incredible, breathtaking scenery today is the highlight. It is another early morning start to see dawn break and capture this magnificent daily event as Everest and surrounding peaks reveal themselves. An intricate ascending route threads its way through crevasses and over moraine ridges. At Kala Pathar’s summit (5,554m) there is an unforgettable panorama: Ama Dablam, Makalu, Nuptse, Lhotse and the impressive black pyramid of Everest. When it is time to leave with our indelible memory of all that is before us we retrace our steps to Gorakshep and trek down to Pheriche.
4 hours
The trail is mainly down hill as we travel back to Pangboche, followed by a gradual ascent to Tyangboche through a forest. There is time to visit Tyangboche’s legendary monastery, which is the largest in Khumbu, and the museum. From Tyangboche we are able to view Everest, Lhotse, Ama Dablam and Thamserku from another aspect. Continuing uphill towards the large Khumjung valley, which foots the Khumbi Yul Lha - a sacred mountain for the Sherpas, we come to rest at Khumjung. En route there are excellent views of Taboche, Thamserku and Kangtega.
5 1/2 hours
The trail continues to descend, taking us through Namche Bazaar and passing under the imposing Kongde ridge (6,186m). We continue along the banks of Dudh Koshi to Phakding.
3 hours
We retrace our steps to Lukla along the east bank of the Dudh Kosi. Time to relax, reflect on the truly amazing days since arriving in Lukla, and enjoy Sherpa hospitality.
Flight back to Kathmandu, departure time is subject to weather conditions.
Your time is free to further explore Kathmandu and its shops, or simply chill out.
customer reviews
5.0 - Excellent Based on 2 reviews
Awesome Everest Base Camp trek
Annie Ross From UK At
5 - Excellent
“I hiked to Everest Base Camp with Trek Nepal. Their organisation and flexibility was great both in advance and during the hike. We were given choices as to where to hike to depending on how we felt each day. The guide and porter were experts and had done the trail and others in Nepal many times - they were great company too! Will definitely stick with Trek Nepal Int'nal any time I go hiking in the region.”
Everest Base Camp trek
Aaron J From USA At
5 - Excellent
“We had a great experience with Trek Nepal. Their communication prior to our arrival in Nepal was excellent, answering all of our questions very quickly. The guide and porter on our trek were great and provided a great experience. We also liked that the trek price included all food and lodging - it was nice to not have to think about those extra expenses (drinks not included).”
what’s included
  • Flight between Kathmandu and Lukla
  • Airport pick up and drop
  • Permit and entry fees required for the trek
  • 3 meals a day while trekking (Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner) you can choose from the menu
  • Accommodation while trekking in twin sharing basis local lodges/ guesthouses
  • Experienced, trained and English speaking trekking guide, and assistant guide(s) if required per the size of the group, and support team for luggage
  • Treated Water during trekking
  • Insurance and wages for the Nepali staff
  • First Aid Kit
  • Trek Nepal T-shirt
  • 13% VAT
what’s excluded
  • Accommodation and Meals in Kathmandu
  • Airport taxes both domestic and internationals
  • Travel and medical Insurance including expedition coverage up to 5,800m
  • Personal gears for trekking plus nature of personal expenses
  • Tea/Coffee and drinks both alcoholic and non alcoholic including Bottle water
  • Tea/coffee during trek, Laundry fees, hot shower, charging batteries and mobile
  • Tips for the trekking crew.
Tour details
Availability Available Daily
Duration 14 days
Minimum Participants 2 people
guiding method Live guide/instructor
guide language English & Nepali
Maximum altitude 5554 meters
Trek difficulty Medium
Meeting/Start Point Pick-up at your hotel or location in Kathmandu, Nepal
Good to know Chartering helicopter would be additional incase of bad weather and illness.
Cancellation Free cancellation up to 60 days prior departure, after which the deposit becomes non-refundable.
other information
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