Everest Base Camp Trek 16 Days
The Everest Base Camp trek is the best trekking in the world, with spectacular mountain views and an opportunity to observe the tradition and culture of the Sherpa community.
The trek also offers the opportunity to go sightseeing around Sagarmatha National Park, a world heritage site that is home to a variety of Himalayan floras and faunas. Here you will visit the highest Buddhist monasteries in the world; and of course, the most rewarding sight of all, the trip to Everest Base Camp itself.
This trek takes you through popular places such as Namche, Hotel Everest view in Syangboche, Khumjung valley, Tengboche monetary, Gorakhshep and Kalapattar with the highest altitude of 5545m.
After trekking to Kalapattar we will return at a leisurely pace back to Namche and Lukla for our return flight to Kathmandu.
With The Everest Base Camp trek there are breathtaking mountains of pure, clean air, lakes and valleys all waiting to be explored.
As you go through the trek routes you will find challenging trails and paths to be investigated, and the adventurous will find the highlands more exhilarating and challenging. Trekkers will also appreciate the peace and beauty of the valleys.
As you pass the Buddhist monasteries, views of Everest get closer every day. Acclimatizing is very important therefore we will have rest days in the villages of Namche and Dingboche that will allow us to explore the region and acclimatize.
If you are planning your Nepal trekking program to the Everest Region during May – June or October – November, you will also have an opportunity to observe the world-famous Dumje festival and Mani Rimdu festival.
- Trek in the heart of Sherpa Land and experience their culture
- Guided tour to ancient temples and monasteries in the Kathmandu Valley
- Breathtaking views of Mts Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse, Changtse, and Ama Dablam
- Trek to an elevation of 5545m through spectacular scenery
- Experience the exhilaration of trekking to Everest Base Camp and Kalapattar with its wide view Everest
- The beautiful Sagarmatha National Park
- The monkey temple
- Languages offered on activity/tour: English
- Duration: 16 days
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- Live GuideEnglish
- Easy CancellationThere is no cancellation fee once Customers Cancel at least 7 day(s) prior to the date of the activity or tour.
There is 50% cancellation fee for Customers to Cancel 3 and 6 day(s) prior to the date of the activity or tour.
There is 100% cancellation fee for Customers to Cancel 2 day(s) prior to the date of the activity or tour.
- Domestic Airport pick up and drop off
- Two 1/2 day sightseeing in Kathmandu Valley
- Sagarmatha National Park entrance fees
- Trekkers information Management System (TIMS) CARD
- Welcome and farewell dinner in Kathmandu
- Wages, equipment, insurance and other facilities for the staff
- English speaking trekking guide and a porter for every two persons
- Accommodation and 3 meals daily while on the trek
- Flight to and from Lukla for you and Nepalese Staff
- Sleeping bag and Down jacket
- Personal spending money
- Medical evacuation in case of emergency
- Travel Insurance (this is a mandatory condition of booking)
- International Flight
- Tips Gratuities
- Soft or alcoholic drinks
- Items of a personal nature
Our staff will greet on your arrival at Tribhuwan International Airport in Kathmandu, and take you to your hotel.
Refresh and relax in the afternoon followed by a welcome dinner in the evening. In the meantime, we introduce you to your trekking guide.
Your sightseeing trip will start at 9 AM in the morning after breakfast.
We will provide a private vehicle and professional tour guide and the places that we will visit are Swoyambhunath Stupa, the Monkey Temple and Kathmandu Durbar square.
In the afternoon there will be a final briefing and preparations made for the trek.
Our Guide will arrive at your hotel early in the morning and drive you to the domestic airport in Kathmandu.
It's a 35-minute scenic flight to Lukla where we will commence our trek towards Phakding.
Total trekking time: 3 hours
Elevation: Lukla 2804m
Elevation: Phakding 2610m
We continue trekking along the banks of the Dudh Kosi river, crossing several times on exciting suspension bridges.
After entering Sagarmatha National Park, the trail climbs steeply until we reach Namche Bazaar.
Naamche bazaar is known as the Gateway to Everest and one of the biggest towns along the entire Everest trail.
Total trekking time: 5.5 hours
Elevation: Namche Bazaar 3441m
Overnight: Namche Bazaar
We will spend a day here for acclimatization.
After breakfast, we will do a short hike to Syangboche from where we can see the splendid views of Kwandge Amadablam and surrounding areas.
We then return to Namche Bazaar and stroll around visiting museums and monasteries where you gain knowledge of the traditions and culture of the Sherpa people. We can also visit coffee shops and bakeries with wifi connection.
We continue our trek toward Tengboche which is less paved and has narrower paths.
We will continue through lush pine forests, crossing a couple of long and strong suspension bridges.
Since Tengboche monastery is the biggest monastery in the Khumbu Region, the village is also called the monastery village.
Total trekking time: 5 hours
Elevation: Tengboche 3860m
Today, we descend in a fairly wide path with well-matured green trees. We will see wide valleys and speeding streams far below us before we begin trekking uphill. We will finally arrive at Dingboche after this long hike.
Total trekking time: 6-7 hours
Elevation: Dingboche 4410m
We will definitely enjoy a rest day in Dingboche. It's important to have a few rest days along the way to appropriately acclimatize your body to the altitude.
Today we will do a day trek to Nangkartshang Peak in order to become better acclimatized. Here we will be able to view snow and ice formations all over the valley and enjoy the scarce flora and fauna of the Everest Region.
We will then descend to Dingbuche and stroll around the monastery in the village.
Elevation: Nangkartshang Peak 5083m
After having breakfast, we will start trekking up and arrive at yak farm from where you can enjoy the fascinating views of Tawache Peak and Cholatse peak on the left.
Then the trail goes directly to Khumbu Glacier by following the Duglha; before heading towards Lobuche.
Enjoy the views of Khumbu Icefall, Pumori and many other peaks from the ridge.
Total trekking time: 5 hours
Elevation: Tawache Peak 6,542m
Elevation: Cholatse Peak 6,440m
Elevation: Lobuche 4930m
From here, the trail continues to Gorakshep. Along the way, we can view Khumbu glacier by crossing a north rim of Everest next to Khumbutse and Pumori, and finally, we will arrive at Gorekhshep.
We will check into a lodge in Gorekhshep and after lunch, we will continue our journey to Everest Base Camp by traversing several up and down hills.
To be in the Base Camp is the objective of the Everest Base Camp trek and you can get to the base camp without any climbing equipment.
Here we can view Khumbu Ice Fall, Khumbu glacier, and the closer views of Mt. Pumori, Khumbutse and other several peaks.
The base camp is filled with many Buddhist prayer flags and we stay for a while to enjoy the sights of large pools of water and ice.
After a while, we will make our way back to Gorakshep.
Total trekking time: 7 hours
Elevation: Everest Base Camp 5357m
We start climbing Kalapathar early in the morning to enjoy the sunrise view over Mt. Everest.
Kalapathar is really just a large pile of rocks and dust. It is famous due to its incredible panoramic views of the surrounding peaks.
We will then return to Gorakshep for breakfast before continuing on to the village of Periche. This is an easy trek as it downhill all the way.
Today is long and challenging as we ascend a thousand metres up and then descend another thousand metres.
Total trekking time: 5-6 hours
Elevation: Kalapathar 5545m
Elevation: Pheriche 4240m
We will trek down to Pangboche village, where you can see oldest monastery in the region which contains what is said to be the scalp and bones of a Yeti.
From here, the trail drops to the riverside, crosses a bridge and continues up through the pine and juniper forest to Tengboche village.
The trail then drops sharply down to the Dudh Koshi River and the village of Phunki, where we cross the river, and continue up toward Namche Bazaar.
Total trekking time: 7 hours
Elevation: Namche Bazaar 3440m
Overnight: Namche Bazzar
Today is last day of trekking.
The entire trail drops sharply down to Lukla by following the Dudh Kosi River and here is where we complete our trek.
Total trekking time: 6-7 hours
Elevation: Lukla 2810m
From Lukla you will take a scenic flight to Kathmandu in the morning.
Once you're at the airfield at Kathmandu, your guide will take you to your hotel.
The rest of the day is yours to refresh and relax.
Today you have a free day in Kathmandu city where you can spend time shopping and relaxing.
If time permits, and if you are interested, you can visit the beautiful medieval town of Bhaktapur Durbar Square.
At night, we will have dinner with a Nepal cultural show.
Today we will take you to the airport for your final departure and wish you a very sad goodbye.
- Clothing: Down or fiber filled waterproof jacket and trousers, sweater or fleece jacket, underwear, warm and cotton trousers or jeans, shirts and T-shirts, shorts, long underwear, wool hat, sun hat, gloves, bathing suit, track suit.
- Footwear: Well broken-in walking shoes, thick socks, light socks, camp shoes.
- Bring handy items such as a pocket knife, tie cord, sewing kit, a personal medical kit, flashlight and batteries
- Bring your sleeping bag (4 seasons), trekking hold-all or stash sack with lock. A day pack and water bottle,
- Remember to bring items like, insect repellent and toiletries
- Do not forget your camera, film and binoculars