Everest Base Camp Trek
Duration: 12 days Medium Must-do in Life
Why we love this tour
Visit Mount Everest base camp to shake hands with the world's tallest mountains. Take part in this beautiful 12-day trekking adventure with no technical difficulties. Admire the Himalayan highest peaks in the company of Sherpa culture, Nepalese hospitality and Buddhism spirit.
- Amazing views of Mount Everest
- Hike through the heart of the Sagarmatha national park
- Scenic flights from Kathmandu to Lukla and back
- Reach Everest Base Camp with 5 364 m (17,600 ft) altitude
- Hike a stunning glacier
- Visit the Iconic Kala Pathar in 5 545 m (18,200 ft)
- Visit the legendary Namche bazaar and UNESCO world heritage sites
- Enjoy views of Iconic mountains such as Nuptse, Makalu, Cho Oyu, Lhotse or Ama Dablam
- Explore picturesque Himalayan villages
Everest Base Camp is the most sought after trek not just in Nepal but worldwide. This amazing journey through the Sagarmatha national park takes you to the grand massifs of the Himalayas and to the highest mountain in the world, also to see several other legendary peaks such as Nuptse, Makalu or Ama Dablam.
But it's not just nature which makes this trip special. You will also have a chance to experience the unique culture reflecting villages that home Sherpa people and their incomparable hospitality. If you are seeking the best of Nepal, its astonishing view and culture, this trek should be on the top of your wish list.
Our company is focusing on sustainable travel, leaving barely visible footprints, with awareness and respect for both clients and the natural environments we pass through. We make sure that the trek is always balanced to respond to the needs of the clients, locals, nature and the whole environment.
Here is your daily itinerary:
Day 1: Kathmandu - Lukla/Phakding (2,656 m)
There's no other way of putting it: the flight to Lukla is hair-raising indeed, but as you step down from the plane, you'll be taking your first monumental step on the path to Everest Base Camp. After reaching Lukla, we will hike towards the village of Phakding where we will spend the night. Overnight at teahouse;
Day 2: Trek to Namche (3,450 m)
This morning right after breakfast, our trek truly begins. On the path from Phakding, we will cross rivers by suspension bridges. The villages along the way will set the pace and before you know it we will have reached the entrance to Sagarmatha National Park. The trail continues rising sharply to reach Namche bazaar. Overnight stay at teahouse;
Day 3: Acclimatization
Acclimatizing is the key to a successful trek. And today we will acclimatize, while walking in the legendary Namche bazaar, with its restaurants, coffee shops, and pubs. We can visit Khunde Hospital, which was established by Sir Edmund Hillary. Or we can stroll up to the Everest View Hotel above Namche, where we can see the sunset over Ama Dablam, Nuptse, Lhotse, and Everest. Overnight stay at teahouse;
Day 4: Trek to Tengboche (3,870 m)
The day begins with an easy walk to Phulki and onwards to Tengboche village, famous for its monastery; probably the largest in the Everest region. It is located within the Sagarmatha National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Here we can see panoramic views that take in the whole range of the Himalayas, including Mt. Everest, Mt.Nuptse, Mt.Lhotse, Mt.Ama Dablam and Mt.Thamserku. We will stay overnight in Tengboche;
Day 5: Trek to Dingboche (4,410 m)
Descending the trail, we will wend our way through lush forests of birch, conifer and rhododendron trees. We will reach Pangboche by this downhill path to Debuche crossing the Imja River on the way. Continuing through the Imja Valley and crossing the Lobuche River you'll finally ascend to Dingboche. A bucolic scene awaits you here in this picturesque village with beautiful barley, potato and buckwheat field complete with grazing animals. Overnight stay at teahouse;
Day 6: Acclimatization
Another essential day is spent acclimatizing in Dingboche in preparation for high altitude with its thin air. This day is best spent exploring the village, where we will be able to climb a ridge located behind the village to see six of the world’s tallest peaks including Mt.Lhotse, Mt.Makalu and Mt.Cho Oyu. We will need our rest for the penultimate day of ascent tomorrow. Overnight stay at teahouse;
Day 7: Trek to Lobuche (4,940 m)
The trail will become more and more challenging, as we climb to higher altitudes. We ascend to the steep terminal moraine of the Khumbu Glacier. The trail goes through boulder-strewn slopes as we make our way up Chupki Lhara, a ridge that provides spectacular views. The next part of our adventure brings over craggy mountain terrain to Lobuche, a small settlement with views of Mt. Lobuche, Mt. Pumari and the Nuptse. Overnight in Lobuche;
Day 8: Trek to Gorakshep (5,170 m / Everest Base Camp (5,364 m)
Every step gets us closer to our destination this day, which begins with a relatively gentle trek from Lobuche to Gorakshep. The subsequent, straight trail to Everest Base Camp is more challenging. The up and down route will take us mostly on a glacier path. From here we will get our first sight of Everest Base Camp and then we head back to Gorak Shep after an arduous day. Overnight at Gorakshep;
Day 9: Kala Pathar (5,545 m) / Pheriche (4,288 m)
Kala Patthar is definitely the highlight of this amazing trek. The trek to Kala Patthar begins at daybreak to catch a glimpse of the sunrise over Mt. Everest. The day’s first light will illuminate our spectacular view of Nuptse Nup, Changtse, and Lhotse. Here we will get our best shots of Everest and its neighbouring peaks. Later, we will head back to Gorakshep for breakfast and down in the direction of Pheriche. Overnight stay at Pheriche;
Day 10: Trek to Namche
Here is the turning point of the trek from where we descend back to Namche. The walk from Pheriche back to Tengboche is mainly downhill. And in a few hours we will reach Namche Bazaar. In Namche, where we will spend our last day near the mountains will be very relaxing. Overnight stay at teahouse;
Day 11: Trek to Lukla
Straight after breakfast, we will trek back to Lukla via Phakding. We will revisit all the spectacular views of mountains, monasteries, and villages. This will be our last night in the mountains. Overnight stay at teahouse;
Day 12: Flight to Kathmandu
Early morning after breakfast, we shall fly to Kathmandu from Lukla;
Need to know before you go
Minimum 2 people are required for this tour. If you are a single traveller, you can still book the tour if there is another group.
Please note that extra buffer day is needed between Kathmandu-Lukla-Kathmandu in case of bad weather or unforeseen circumstances or changes, therefore we request you to have extra day in Kathmandu before your international departure.
Medical and helicopter emergency rescue should be covered by your insurance and it should be shown to the operator before the trip departure. The insurance should cover the altitude up to 5500m.
This trek is one of the most sought-after treks in the World. In the high season, you will meat a lot of other people and the trek needs to be planned and booked multiple weeks or months in advance. If you want to get more of the beaten path or you have seen Everest before, we recommend the Annapurna circuit or the Dhaulagiri circuit, both extremely beautiful hikes.
For advanced hikers we also offer a circuit Everest Base Camp trek through three high passes with some level of technical difficulty.
We reserve the right to change and that the program may be reversed. Things can happen that make it impossible to meet them as planned. If any meeting or plan would not be feasible, we always try to find an equivalent alternative. In Nepal, you always have a plan B and C!
What follows is a general flow of events. Expect the unexpected and prepare to be flexible.
A trekking permit is a must to travel to controlled areas. Permit, however, is issued only to groups. Individual trekkers will not be issued trekking permit.
Accommodation ratings/price applies only for the hotel/s in the cities, not in trekking regions. The level of accomodation is 3 stars.
CancellationPlease request cancelation conditions upon making your reservation.
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