Everest Base Camp Trek

Trip Highlights

  • Tengboche Monastery Blessings: The trek begins with a spiritual touch as you reach Tengboche Monastery. This ancient Buddhist monastery, surrounded by towering peaks, offers a moment of tranquility. Witnessing the morning prayers and receiving blessings from the monks is a serene experience that adds a spiritual dimension to your journey.
  • Namche Bazaar’s Heartbeat: Namche Bazaar, the bustling gateway to the Everest region, welcomes trekkers with its vibrant markets and Sherpa culture. Enjoy a rest day here, acclimatize, and explore the town’s narrow alleys, where you can find everything from local handicrafts to modern trekking gear.
  • Awe-Inspiring Panoramas from Kala Patthar: As you ascend to Kala Patthar, be prepared for a visual feast that will remain etched in your memory. The panoramic view of Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse, and an array of other peaks at sunrise is an awe-inspiring reward for your trekking efforts.
  • Everest Base Camp Achievement: Reaching Everest Base Camp is a triumphant moment that connects you to mountaineering history. Stand at the very spot where mountaineers prepare for their daring expeditions to conquer the world’s highest peak. Feel the camaraderie of trekkers from around the globe who share in this accomplishment.
  • Khumbu Icefall Encounter: En route to Everest Base Camp, you’ll come across the Khumbu Icefall—a spectacular yet challenging glacier formation. Marvel at the frozen seracs and towering ice structures, gaining a firsthand appreciation of the obstacles Everest climbers face.
  • Sherpa Hospitality and Culture: The hospitality of the Sherpa people adds a warm touch to your journey. Immerse yourself in their culture as you interact with locals, visit ancient monasteries adorned with prayer flags, and savor traditional Sherpa cuisine, such as momos and thukpa, in cozy teahouses.

Trip Overview

The Everest Base Camp Trek stands as an unparalleled adventure, offering a remarkable trekking experience amidst the foothills of the world’s Highest Peak. Following paths full of breathtaking views of the Himalayan peaks, glaciers, and scenic Sherpa villages, you move to the base of Mount Everest (8848 m) the highest peak in the world. The 16-day trek to Everest Base Camp provides the trekkers with a thrilling trekking experience. The mesmerizing Everest Base Camp Trek presents an awe-inspiring panorama that includes the towering peaks of Mount Everest (8848 m), Mount Lhotse (8516 m), Cho Oyu (8201 m), Mount Pumori (7161 m), the elegant Ama Dablam (6856 m), and an array of other majestic mountains.

While trekking in Everest Base Camp (Region) you will experience the tradition and culture of Buddhists, warm pleasant charming people with their traditional lifestyle, and catch information about white peaks covered in snow. Everest Base Camp Trekking takes you to the famous Kala Patthar Everest viewpoint (5,545 m) and the base camp below the Khumbu Icefall tumbling.

The journey of Everest Base Camp Trek begins with your arrival in Kathmandu and a scenic flight from Kathmandu to Lukla. After meeting our team members, we’ll hike up the Dudh Koshi Range, surrounded by the soaring peaks, and head to the Namche Bazaar walking through Phakding village. After spending a rest day acclimatizing in Namche Bazaar we will start on a moderate route where you can enjoy a first panoramic view of Mt. Everest. We continue along the ancient route leading us to Tengboche’s largest monastery in the world. As we climb through the pine forests we arrive through Dingboche and Lobuche to Gorakshep. We hike from Gorakshep to the famous Kala Patthar and above the Khumbu Glacier also to the Everest base camp. After reaching our destination, we set our steps back and walk back to Lukla, from where we fly back to Kathmandu.

Detail Itinerary

Day 01:  Arrival in Kathmandu (1,350m/4,428ft)

Arrive at the Tribhuvan International Airport. Upon your arrival, you will be greeted by one of our airport representatives and get you transferred to your hotel. Check into your Hotel and relax for the day. Overnight stay at the Hotel in Kathmandu.

Day 02: Fly to Lukla, trek to Phakding (2,651m/8,700ft): 40 minutes flight; 8km, 3 – 4 hours trek

Take an early morning flight to Lukla which is where all Everest treks begin. We meet the rest of our team in Lukla and start trekking from there. From Lukla, you will make your way to Phakding, a beautiful settlement situated at the edge of Khumbu’s Dudh Koshi River Valley. Along the way, you can catch amazing glimpse of the Kusum Kanguru Peak. Overnight stay at the guesthouse.

Included meals: Breakfast Lunch Dinner

Day 03: Phakding to Namche Bazaar (3,438m/11,280 ft): 11km, 5 – 6 hours

We’ll have breakfast in Phakding before gearing up for the trek to Namche Bazaar, the biggest Sherpa village in Nepal. Our trail takes us first over the Dudhkoshi River via a long suspension bridge, and then through a beautiful pine forest to Monjo, about two hours away. Soon thereafter, we will approach the entrance to Sagarmatha National Park for a brief permit check and then descend to Dudh Koshi River (spotting Mani stones along the way!) en route to Jorsale. Lunch will be served here, and then it’s uphill to Namche. Our path along the riverbank is flanked by two crossings, one of which is the Hillary Suspension Bridge. It’s a tough climb up the hill to our resting place, but you’ll be rewarded in Namche Bazaar with your first glimpse of Everest in its majesty. 

Included meals: Breakfast Lunch Dinner

Day 04: Acclimatization Day – Namche Bazaar: (3,440m/11,284ft)

We can tour Namche Bazaar which is the primary town of the Everest or Khumbu region and has government offices, ATMs, internet cafes, shops, restaurants, and a colorful market. We can hike-up to Sagarmatha National Park and enjoy the sunrise over the Himalayas including Mt. Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse, Ama Dablam, Thamserku, and Kongde and so on. If we are interested in a day hike, we can trek to Khumjung village. Today we also visit the Hillary School and a monastery which houses a yeti scalp!  Overnight in Namche Bazaar. Included meals: Breakfast Lunch Dinner

Day 05: Namche Bazaar to Tengboche (3,870m/12,694ft): 10km, 5- 6 hours

From Namche Bazaar, you will then have a leisurely hike uphill through the woodlands towards today’s destination- the Tengboche village. Passing by the ImjaKhola, you will be trekking through rhododendronladen hamlets and emerald pastures towards Tengboche- the spiritual hub of the region. Along the way, you will be kept company by the views of peaks like the Ama Dablam and the Everest Himal. At the village, you can also visit the famous Tengboche Monastery. Overnight stay at the guesthouse.

Included meals: Breakfast Lunch Dinner

Day 06: Tengboche to Dingboche (4,360 m/14,300 ft): 9km, 5 – 6 hours

Our trail descends and passes through lush forests of birch, confer and rhododendron trees. While trekking we can admire good views of Mt. Everest, Lhotse, and Ama Dablam. We walk downhill to Debuche and cross the Imja River to reach Pangboche. We choose the upper Pangboche trail and admire the Himalayan vista and the Pangboche Monastery. We continue our walk to the Imja Valley and Lobuche River before ascending to Dingboche. It is a picturesque village with beautiful barley, potato and buckwheat fields complete with grazing animals dotted along those fields. Included meals: Breakfast Lunch Dinner

Day 07: Dingboche to Lobuche (4,910 m/16,105 ft): 12 km, 5-6 hours

From Dingboche, you will trek towards the small settlement of Lobuche today. The hike takes you past pastures and you will also start to notice that the terrain changes from lush woods to sparsely-dotted shrubs with snowy acreages along the way. Lobuche is a small settlement that is towered over by the Lobuche peaks. Along the journey, you can also get good views of peaks like the Lingtern, the Pumori and the Khumbutse Himalayan peak.

Overnight stay at the guesthouse.

Included meals: Breakfast Lunch Dinner

Day 08: Lobuche to GorakShep (5170 m/16,961ft), visit Everest Base Camp (5364 m/17,594 ft): 13km, 6-7 hours

The trek to Everest Base Camp is not very difficult. However, we ascend and descend mostly on a glacier path. There is also a lot of meandering on rough terrains. As we reach the base camp, we enjoy the incredible melt patterns and admire the gently rounded ice towers on the upper part of the Khumbu glacier. The Everest Base Camp is stunningly beautiful. We can enjoy amazing views of Nuptse, Khumbuste and Pumori mountains from the base camp. After soaking in the beauty, we walk back towards GorakShep where we spend the night. Overnight in GorakShep.

Included meals: Breakfast Lunch Dinner

Day 09: GorakShep to Kala Patthar (5,545m/18,192ft) to Pherice (4,288m/14,070ft): 16km, 7-8 hours

The hike from Gorekshep to Kalapatthar starts early in the morning. Kalapatthar is one of the best vantage points in the region. It presents panoramic views of the entire Mount Everest massif. You can catch the view of the sunrise amidst the Everest peaks from here. The phenomenon is quite ethereal. After taking in the breath-taking views of the Everest peaks, you will have a hike back down to Pheriche village, following the same trail that you used for your ascend. Overnight stay at the guesthouse.  Included meals: Breakfast Lunch Dinner

Day 10: Pheriche to Namche Bazaar (3,440m/11,280 ft): 20km, 6 – 7 hours

We lose approximately 2,000 feet in elevation today and walk on a trail with a lot of ups and downs. We descend through a hillside filled with rhododendron and juniper trees and cross a bridge over the Dudh Koshi River. We descend rapidly through pine forest where we can easily spot mountains goats, pheasants and other wild animals and birds common to the area. The path eventually reaches Sansa from where we can enjoy views of Ama Dablam, Thamserku and Nuptse mountains. We walk on winding trails followed by another walk through a forest before reaching Namche Bazaar. Overnight in Namche Bazaar.

Included meals: Breakfast Lunch Dinner

Day 11: Namche Bazaar to Lukla (2,860m/9,186ft): 19km, 6 – 7 hours

We begin our trek to Namche Bazaar today on a rocky terrain.  It is mostly a downhill trek on a trail alongside the Dudh Koshi River. We cross several suspension bridges, pass by several monasteries and villages before reaching Lukla. After reaching Lukla we spend rest of the day taking rest as today will be our last day on the mountains. Overnight in Lukla.

Included meals: Breakfast Lunch Dinner

Day 12: Fly to Kathmandu

We catch an early morning flight to Kathmandu after our long mountain journey. After reaching Kathmandu, we can take a rest or do some souvenir shopping. If we want to explore any other areas of Kathmandu, we may do that today. Our guides can help you with both souvenir shopping or sightseeing. There will be a farewell dinner in the evening to celebrate the successful completion of our journey. Overnight in Kathmandu.

Included meals: Breakfast Dinner

Day 13: Final departure

Our adventure in Nepal ends today. Our representative will drop you off at the Tribhuvan International Airport a few hours before the scheduled flight.

Included meals: Breakfast

Equipment List


  • Waterproof and windproof trekking pants
  • Moisture-wicking base layers (tops and bottoms)
  • Insulated jacket or fleece for warmth
  • Waterproof and breathable trekking jacket
  • Thermal gloves and hat
  • Sun hat or cap
  • Scarf or neck gaiter
  • Trekking socks and liners


  • Sturdy and comfortable trekking boots with ankle support
  • Lightweight camp shoes or sandals for evenings
  • Outerwear:
  • Rain poncho or waterproof cover for your backpack
  • Down jacket or synthetic insulated jacket for high altitudes
  • Headlamp and Batteries:
  • Essential for early morning treks, evening activities, and in case of power cuts


  • Daypack for carrying essentials during the trek
  • Duffel bag or backpack for porters to carry your main luggage
  • Sleeping Bag:

Rated for cold temperatures, as temperatures can drop significantly at night

  • Trekking Poles:

Provide stability and reduce strain on knees during descents

  • Sunglasses and Sunscreen:

Protection against intense mountain sun and snow glare

  • Water Bottles and Purification Tablets:

Stay hydrated and avoid disposable plastic bottles

  • Personal First Aid Kit:

Including pain relievers, blister treatment, antiseptic, and any prescription medications

  • Multi-tool or Swiss Army Knife: Useful for minor repairs and various tasks
  • Snacks: Energy bars, trail mix, and quick snacks to keep your energy up


  • Biodegradable soap, hand sanitizer, toilet paper, and other personal hygiene items

Camera and Chargers:

  • Capture the stunning landscapes but be mindful of battery life

Cost Included

  • All ground transports in private vehicle including airport transfers
  • Two nights (twin sharing beds) accommodation with breakfast at a 3-star category
  • hotel in Kathmandu
  • 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 you attached bathroom with hot shower at Lukla, Phakding and Namche
  • One highly experienced, helpful and friendly guide, porters (1 porter for 2 people)
  • and their food, accommodation, salary, equipment, and accidental insurance for all
  • staff
  • Round trip flight Kathmandu – Lukla, and Lukla – Kathmandu including departure
  • taxes
  • Duffle bag for the trekking
  • Down jacket and sleeping bag during the trek, if required
  • Trekking map and trip achievement certificate
  • First aid medical kit
  • Sagarmatha National Park Permits fee
  • TIMS Fee- Trekkers’ Information Management System (Please bring 2 passport
  • size photos for permit)
  • Government taxes and office service charge

Cost not Include

  • Meals not specified in the ‘Meal Inclusions’ in the itinerary’
  • Travel insurance
  • International airfare
  • Nepal entry visa: you can obtain a visa easily upon your arrival at Tribhuwan
  • International Airport in Kathmandu. (a multiple-entry tourist visa good for 30 days
  • can be obtained by paying the US $ 40 or equivalent foreign currency. Similarly,
  • multiple-entry tourist visas for 90 days can be obtained by paying the US $ 100.
  • Please bring 2 copies of passport-size photos.)
  • Cold drinks Inc. coke, water, Fanta etc.
  • Snacks and other personal expenses
  • Hot shower during the trek except for Phakding, Namche and Lukla
  • Personal trekking equipment
  • WiFi internet during the trek
  • Tips and gratuities for trekking staff and drivers


How long does the Everest Base Camp trek take?

The trek usually takes around 12-14 days, depending on the itinerary and acclimatization schedule. This includes both the ascent and descent.

What is the best time to do the Everest Base Camp trek ?

The best time for the Everest Base Camp trek is during the spring (March to May) and autumn (September to November) seasons. These months offer stable weather and clear views of the mountains.

Is it necessary to have prior trekking experience?

While prior trekking experience is helpful, it is not necessary for the Everest Base Camp trek. However, it is important to be physically fit and mentally prepared for the challenges of trekking at high altitudes.

What is the level of difficulty for the Everest Base Camp trek?

 The Everest Base Camp trek is considered moderately difficult. The trail involves uphill and downhill sections, as well as altitude gain. Proper acclimatization and a slow and steady pace are important to avoid altitude sickness.

What permits are required for the Everest Base Camp trek?

To trek to Everest Base Camp, you will need two permits: the Sagarmatha National Park Permit and the Khumbu Pasang Lhamu Rural Municipality Permit. These can be obtained in Kathmandu or through registered trekking agencies.

What are the accommodation and food options along the trek?

The trail has several teahouses (guesthouses) where trekkers can find accommodation and meals. The teahouses offer basic facilities such as beds, blankets, and hot meals. The menu includes a variety of Nepali and Western dishes.

How do I prepare for the Everest Base Camp trek?

Physical fitness is crucial for the trek. It is recommended to engage in cardiovascular exercises, strength training, and hiking practice before the trek. Packing appropriate clothing, footwear, and necessary gear is also important.

Are there any altitude-related risks during the trek?

Yes, altitude sickness is a potential risk during the Everest Base Camp trek. It is important to acclimatize properly, stay hydrated, and listen to your body. If symptoms of altitude sickness appear, descending to lower altitudes is necessary.

Can I hire a guide or porter for the trek?

Yes, hiring a guide or porter is common and can be beneficial. A guide can provide local knowledge, help with navigation, and ensure your safety. A porter can carry your heavy backpack, allowing you to trek with less weight.

Is the Everest Base Camp trek worth it?

The Everest Base Camp trek is considered a highly rewarding and worthwhile experience for adventure enthusiasts and nature lovers. It offers breathtaking views of the Himalayas, an opportunity to explore Sherpa culture, and a sense of accomplishment by reaching the iconic base camp of the world’s highest peak.

Is the Everest Base Camp trek harder than Kilimanjaro?

The Everest Base Camp trek and climbing Mount Kilimanjaro are both physically demanding challenges, but they differ in terms of altitude and terrain. The Everest Base Camp trek involves trekking at high altitudes, which can be more challenging due to altitude sickness. Mount Kilimanjaro, on the other hand, is a higher peak but does not require technical climbing skills. The difficulty of each trek can vary depending on individual fitness and acclimatization.

How cold is it at Everest Base Camp?

The temperature at Everest Base Camp can vary significantly depending on the time of year. In general, temperatures range from below-freezing to mild during the day. During the peak trekking seasons of spring and autumn, temperatures at Everest Base Camp can range from around -10°C (14°F) to 10°C (50°F), with colder temperatures at night.

When is the best time to visit Everest Base Camp?

The best time to visit Everest Base Camp is during the pre-monsoon (spring) season from March to May and the post-monsoon (autumn) season from September to November. These periods offer the most stable weather conditions, clear skies, and better visibility of the surrounding mountains.

How hard is it to walk to Everest Base Camp?

Walking to Everest Base Camp is considered a challenging trek that requires a good level of physical fitness and endurance. The trail involves steep ascents and descents, rugged terrain, and high altitudes. Proper acclimatization and gradual ascent are crucial to minimize the risk of altitude sickness and make the trek more manageable.

How long should you train for the Everest Base Camp trek?

The duration of training for the Everest Base Camp trek can vary depending on your current fitness level. Generally, it is recommended to start training at least 3-6 months before the trek. Focus on cardiovascular exercises, strength training, and hiking to build endurance, stamina, and leg strength.

What is it like at Everest Base Camp? Answer: Everest Base Camp is a temporary campsite used by climbers and trekkers as a starting point for expeditions to Mount Everest. It is a rugged and remote location with basic facilities such as tents, teahouses, and a limited power supply. The camp offers panoramic views of the surrounding Himalayan peaks and a sense of awe-inspiring wilderness.

Where is the base camp for Mount Everest?

The base camp for Mount Everest is located in the Sagarmatha National Park of Nepal. The South Base Camp is situated at an elevation of around 5,364 meters (17,598 feet) in Nepal, while the North Base Camp is in Tibet, China.

Has anyone died trekking to Everest Base Camp?

Unfortunately, there have been incidents of deaths during treks to Everest Base Camp. The extreme altitude, harsh weather conditions, and inherent risks associated with high-altitude trekking can pose dangers. However, with proper preparation, experienced guides, safety protocols, the risks can be minimized.

How long does the Everest Base Camp trek take?

The duration of the Everest Base Camp trek can vary depending on the itinerary and individual preferences. On average, the trek takes around 12-14 days, including acclimatization days. However, some trekkers may choose longer itineraries to allow for additional rest or side trips to nearby attractions.

Is it dangerous to go to Everest Base Camp?

The Everest Base Camp trek carries inherent risks associated with high-altitude trekking. Altitude sickness, extreme weather conditions, and potential accidents on rugged terrain can pose dangers. However, with proper preparation, acclimatization, experienced guides, and adherence to safety guidelines, the risks can be minimized.

Can you trek to Everest Base Camp on your own?

Yes, it is possible to trek to Everest Base Camp on your own, without a guide or porter. However, it is recommended to have prior trekking experience, knowledge of the trail, and good physical fitness. Going with a reputable guide or joining a trekking group can provide valuable support, local expertise, and assistance in case of emergencies.

Is there WiFi at Everest Base Camp?

WiFi connectivity at Everest Base Camp is limited and unreliable. While some teahouses and lodges may offer WiFi, the signal strength and availability can vary. It is advisable to not rely solely on WiFi for communication and to be prepared for limited connectivity during the trek.

Is there cell service on Mount Everest?

Cell service on Mount Everest is limited and largely dependent on the network coverage of specific service providers. In some areas, there might be a weak signal or no signal at all. It is best to check with your service provider beforehand and be prepared for limited or no cell service during the trek.

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Trip Facts

  • Trip Duration:13 Days
  • Trip Grading: Strenuous
  • Max Altitude: 5555 meters
  • Best Time: Mid February to May and October to mid December
  • Trip Mode: Lodge & Camping trek.
  • Group Size: Min. 2 / Max.12 + Above

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