10 - 14 Day Everest Base Camp Trek
On the planet, there is no better place in the world than the Everest region which is in the Khumbu district of Nepal.
It is in this area where there are 4 of the universes tallest tops: Mt.everest, Mt.Lhotse, Mt.Makalu and Cho Oyu are some of the towering edges that straddle the amazing Himalayans.
Everest base camp trek is the ideal trek for experiencing that 'Top of the world' feeling. It is the perfect approach for you to experience your fantasy and genuinely see the world’s tallest peak at (8,848m), and on first sight, you will have the sentiment of being in heaven.
As the base camp is at a rise of 5,340m, we don’t get the wonderful and the unmistakable perspective of Mt Everest so we climb up to Kalapathar at 5,550m for the best perspective of Mt. Everest.
Autumn (Sept to Nov) and spring (March to June) are the best seasons for the Everest Base Camp Trek. You get the chance to see this exceptional part of this world and you have no idea of the spectacular sights that await you toward the end of this trek.
- Meet and learn about multi-ethnic groups and their cultures
- See the spectacular sunrise over snowcapped mountains
- Congratulate yourself on reaching Everest Base Camp
- Visit Tengboche Monastery
- Be amazed at Kalapathar, the view where you will see the world's tallest peak
- Exciting flight to Lukla
- See the spectacular view of Khumbu Ice-fall
- Amazing view of mt. Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse, Amadablam, Thamserku
- Visit Sherpa home towns
- Scheduling: Shared Tour
- Languages offered on activity/tour: English, German, French, Italian, Chinese
- Duration: 10 to 14 days
- Printed or Mobile Voucher Accepted
- Instant Confirmation
- Live GuideEnglish
- Pick-up servicePick-up . drop-off from Kathmandu airport and your hotel
- 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.
- Farewell dinner prior to departure
- All government taxes and service charges
- Entry Fees wherever required
- TIMS card(Trekker’s information Management System)
- Porter to carry your baggage
- A government license holder guide
- Best available accommodations during the trek
- Air fair for Kathmandu-Lukla-Kathmandu
- Full Board Meals (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner) during trekking period
- Hotel stay in Kathmandu as per itinerary
- Pickup and drop at Airport
- Ground transportation charge as per itinerary
- First aid kit
- Trekking permits needed for restricted area trekking
- Salary, equipment, transportation and tax for guides and porters
- Food, drink and accommodation for guides and porters
- Drinks (hot/soft/cold) and liquors
- Travel insurance
- Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu
- Nepal entry visa fee
- International airfare and airport departure tax
- Tips for the trekking staff
- Personal trekking equipment
- Personal shopping
- All items not listed in cost included section
- Costs are prone to change in itinerary and will be recalculated if trekking days get modified
On arrival at Kathmandu International airport, you will be met by our representative who will transfer you to your hotel.
An early morning start takes us to Tribhuwan International Airport in Kathmandu for the 35-minute scenic flight to Tenzing and Hillary Airport at Lukla at 2804meters.
Upon arrival at the airport, your guide will brief you and introduce our porters before we begin our trek towards Phakding at 2610meters. After landing we have time to explore the village while our Sherpa crew sorts and loads our trekking equipment. Then we begin our trek by descending towards the Dudh Koshi River where we join the main trail to Namche Bazaar, located just above Chaunrikharka (2713m).
The walking is easy and after passing through the small village of Ghat (2550m) it is a short walk to Phakding.
We continue trekking along the banks of the Dudh Koshi, crossing this majestic river many times on exciting suspension bridges laden with prayer flags.
After entering Sagamartha National Park, the trail climbs steeply with breathtaking views.
Namche Bazaar is known as the Gateway to Everest and is home to many quality restaurants, hotels, lodges, shops, money exchanges, internet cafes and bakeries. Namche is one of the biggest villages along the whole Everest trail.
We will spend a day here in order to acclimatize and adjust to the thinning of the air. We will take a short trek to a museum which is celebrating the traditional customs of the Sherpa people.
Today we hike up to Syangboche Airport around Everest View Hotel. From this point, we can see rewarding views of the Himalayas with a stunning sunrise and sunset over the panorama of Khumbu peaks.
The trek continues along the rushing glacial waters of the Dudh Koshi with magnificent views of the mountains. We trek to an altitude of 3860 meters today.
On reaching Tengboche you will see the local monastery. Inside the monastery are incredibly ornate wall hangings, a 20-foot sculpture of Buddha, and the musical instruments and robes of the Lamas.
The group will be taken to observe a prayer ceremony either in the evening or morning depending on how the day's trekking went.
From Tengboche, the trail drops to Debuche, crosses another exciting suspension bridge on the Imja Khola and climbs to Pangboche amongst thousands of mani stones.
Our uphill trek continues, taking us to the quaint traditional Sherpa village of Dingboche with its exquisite views of Lhotse, Island Peak, and Ama Dablam.
We take our time so we avoid getting affected by the altitude.
Today, the trail continues along the lateral moraine of the Khumbu Glacier and passes by stone memorials for climbers who have perished on nearby summits.
We continue to climb as we are heading to an altitude of 4910 meters at Lobuche which is really just a few huts at the foot of giant Lobuche peak.
Some breathing problems may arise today due to the altitude.
This is another big and difficult days walk along the Khumbu Glacier and up to Everest Base Camp at 5380 meters, the closest you can get to Mt. Everest without mountaineering equipment.
There will likely be a team about to attempt the summit. The view of the Khumbu Icefall from Base Camp is spectacular. We return back to Gorakshep for the night.
This will be one of the most difficult yet rewarding days of the trek. Most of the morning in this day is spent climbing Mt. Kalapatthar, a small peak (by Himalayan standards) at 5555meters.
The ascent is demanding but the climber gets the most magnificent mountain panorama: Everest, the highest point on the planet at 29028 ft, 8848 meters, towers directly ahead and on all sides loom the other giants pf, Nuptse, Pumori, Chagatse, Lhotse and countless others.
We make a quick descent to Gorakshep, a tiny hamlet at 5180 meters then trek down to Periche.
From Periche we take a slightly different route down to Orsho, then to Pangboche village. Here is the oldest monastery in the region which contains what is said to be the scalp and bones of a 'Yeti' or the abominable snowman.
Leaving mountains behind us, our descent takes us through Tengboche Monastery at an elevation of 3860 meters before continuing back to the town of Namche Bazaar at 3441meters. We arrive back to Namche Bazaar in the afternoon.
Finally, we return to Lukla where the trek began, which will seem like a lifetime ago; enjoying time to reflect on the trek as a group and the personal achievement of all those who took part and also giving you time to explore the town.
Enjoy your last glimpse of the mountains you have recently visited for one last time on the 35-minute scenic flight back to Kathmandu.
On arrival in Kathmandu, we are met and transferred back to our starting hotel.
In the evening we will have a farewell dinner in a traditional Nepalese restaurant with cultural performances. (Your guide(s) and office staff will accompany you).
Overnight: Hotel in Kathmandu.
The trip ends, our airport representative will drop you to the Kathmandu International Airport for your flight departure from Nepal.
- It is safer to trek in a group and with an experienced guide and reputable agency
- Build in time for acclimatization. Stay hydrated and looks out for symptoms of altitude sickness
- Take note of weather conditions and forecasts, and come prepared. See mountainforcast.com
- Layers of clothing, numerous pairs of socks, good-quality trekking boots
- Hand warmers, under-gloves and mittens are necessary
- You will need trekking poles
- Bring a head torch and spare batteries
- You will need sun glasses with UV protection, suncream and hat
- Wet wipes and tissues
- Bring snacks, nuts and energy bars