16 Day - Everest Base Camp Trek
This famous trek to Everest Base Camp on the Nepal side is one of the most popular trekking routes in the Himalayas and is visited by thousands of trekkers every year.
You will be amazed at the breathtaking mountain panoramas of Kalapatther and Khumbu Glacier which will leave you full of inspiration as you hike to reach your final goal; Everest Base Camp.
Learning about the rich Sherpa culture and their friendliness is an extra bonus of this awe-inspiring trip and you will also enjoy a full day sightseeing in Kathmandu Valley where you will visit many famous sites.
- Everest Base Camp and walking on the Khumbu glacier
- Remarkable views of Khumbu Ice fall
- Enjoy a complete day sightseeing in Katmandu Valley
- Spectacular scenic flight to and from Lukla
- Experience life of the local people
- Visiting the famous Tengboche monastery
- Challenging hikes to Kalapatther at an elevation of 5,555m
- Trek in rhododendron forests
- See lots of amazing bird species
- Spectacular mountain views that you will never forget
- Explore the former royal palace complex
- Visit the amazing Boudhanath Stupa
- See Pashupatinath Temple
- Languages offered on activity/tour: English
- Duration: 16 days
- Skip the Line
- Printed Voucher Accepted
- Instant Confirmation
- Live GuideEnglish
- Pick-up servicePick-up drop-off from Kathmandu International Airport
- 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.
- Kathmandu - Lukla - Kathmandu airfare and airport departure tax
- All twin sharing accommodation in lodges during the trek
- Government license holder English speaking local guide
- Surface transfer from and to Kathmandu
- Farewell dinner
- Official expenses
- Duffle kit bag and trekking map (yours to keep)
- Food, accommodation, salary, insurance, equipment, medicine for all trekking staff
- The required number of local staff and porters during the trek (2 Clients : 1 Porter)
- All meals during the trek
- Guided tour in Kathmandu
- Hotels in Kathmandu on B&B plan
- Pick-up drop-off from Kathmandu airport
- All government taxes
- All fees of national parks and conservation areas
- Lunch and dinner whilst in Kathmandu
- Nepal entry visa, you can obtain a visa easily upon your arrival at Kathmandu airport
- Tips for trekking staff and driver (Tipping is expected)
- Any other expenses which are not mentioned
- Personal trekking equipment
- Alcoholic and soft drinks
- International airfare and airport departure tax
- Travel insurance which covers emergency rescue and evacuation
- Sightseeing monument entrance fees in Kathmandu
On arrival at the airport, you will be met by one of our representatives (who will be holding a card with your name on it) and taken to your hotel by private car/van or bus.
You will be given information about your trek and an appointment will be made to meet your trekking leader for the following day.
Elevation: Kathmandu 1340m
Overnight: hotel in Kathmandu
The day starts with a slow and easy morning.
Today is for rest after your long journey to Nepal and to prepare for your trip, for example, to sort out the things you may need during the trekking.
In the afternoon your trekking guide will meet you and give details about your trip. If you need any help, feel free to ask your guide, as he will be happy to sort any problems you may have.
Overnight: hotel Kathmandu
Your trek begins here at Tenzing and Hillary Airport at Lukla, leaving early in the morning from your hotel in Kathmandu. You will have packed breakfast provided by your hotel which you will have ordered the previous night.
On your arrival at Lukla airport after a 35-minute scenic flight from Kathmandu, you will be introduced with your porters, who are eagerly waiting for your arrival.
After a short brief from your guide, we will begin our trek towards Phakding.
Here you will have some free time to explore the town and to take some pictures of the shortest and most technical airstrip in the world.
Then we will begin our trek walking along the Dudh Kosi River, descending gently until Thado Koshi and passing through Chaurikharka and Ghat, before arriving at Phakding.
Total trekking time: 3 hours
Elevation: Lukla 2800m
Elevation: Phakding 2640m
Today we will continue toward Namche Bazaar, walking along the bank of the Dudh Koshi river, crossing the 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 known as the Gateway to Everest is home to many quality restaurants, hotels, lodges, and shops. Here you will find a money exchange and an internet cafe. Namche is one of the biggest villages along the whole Everest trail.
Total trekking time: 6 hours
Elevation: Namche Bazaar 3440m
Today begins with a nice and easy morning. We will be spending one more night here to get acclimatized.
After your breakfast, we will hike up to the Everest view Hotel from where you can enjoy a 360-degree view of the Himalayas including Everest.
Passing through Syangboche airport, we will spend about an hour at the hotel and enjoy a drink before returning to Namche Bazaar for your lunch.
Now you are free for the whole afternoon to explore the town on your own.
Elevation: Everest View Hotel 3800m
Today we will continue towards Tengboche.
After about 15 minutes we will reach Chorkyang and the trek continues along the western slope of the Dodh Koshi River where you will enjoy the magnificent views of the mountains.
The trek will now drop down Funki Tenga at an elevation of 3200m, where you are stopping for lunch before the steep ascend to the famous Tengboche Monastery.
Here you will have stunning views of the Himalayan panorama blessing you for your success. It is here where Hillary And Tenzin got blessed on their way to their historical summit of Mt. Everest.
The regular prayer ceremony in the Monastery commences around 3-4 in the afternoon and you will be taken to observe the ceremony.
Total trekking time: 6 hours
Elevation: Tenboche 3868m
From Tengboche the trail drops down to Debuche, walking along the dense rhododendron forests, and crosses a modern iron bridge on the Imja Khola from where the trail rises to Pangboche passing by several Mani walls and Manis.
The trail continues gently up to Somare, where we are stopping for lunch, and then after another 2 hours of gentle trekking, we will continue to Dingboche which offers you superb views of Lhotse, Island Peak, and Ama Dablam.
Total trekking: 6 hours
Elevation: Dingboche 4410m
Today is the second acclimatization day of your trek.
After your breakfast, we will hike up to Nangkarsang peak (5100m), from where you will have your first sight of mount Makalu and a 360-degree view of the Himalayas.
After lunch, you have a free afternoon to explore the town.
Elevation: Nangkarsang Peak 5100m
Today we are continuing toward Lobuche.
It begins with a 15-minute steep climb up to Chorten through the valley to Dugla reaching the end of the terminal moraine of the Khumbu Glacier.
After another hours steep climb, you will reach an emotional ridge where there are hundreds of memorials in praise to the climbers who have died in this region and from where we will find ourselves surrounded by beautiful peaks.
Again the trail climbs gradually to Lobuche, a small town with just a few lodges, from where you can enjoy the beautiful view of the sunset on Nuptse.
Total trekking time: 5 hours
Elevation: Lobuche 4190m
Your trekking is getting harder and harder as you are getting closer to your goal as today you will reach the Everest Base Camp.
After an early morning start, we will continue towards Gorakship walking along the left side of the famous Khumbu Glacier.
We will have lunch at Gorakshep before marching on to Everest Base Camp and returning to Gorakshep enjoying the view of Khumnu Icefall.
Total trekking time: 8 hours
Elevation: Everest Base Camp 5360m
Elevation: Gorakshep 5180m
Today is another tough day but one of the most precious days of your trekking.
The day begins with the steep ascend to Kalapatthar, a small peak which has the most magnificent views of the mountains together with the closest view of Everest and although the climbing is demanding, it is rewarding too.
Now it is time to descend to Pheriche via Gorakshep taking a slightly different route from Dugla to Pheriche.
Total trekking time: 7 hours
Elevation: Kalapatthar 5555m
Elevation: Pheriche 4200m
Today we are returning to Namche Bazaar, taking almost the same route we took on our ascending, route. We will again be passing past Tengboche monastery and you wish to stop at the popular bakery.
Total trekking time: 6 hours
Today we are walking all the way to Lukla from where you started your trek.
We will be stopping in Phakding for lunch, before continuing to Lukla. Tonight may well be a party night.
Total trekking time: 7 hours
Elevation: Lukla 2800m
Finally, you have completed your great trip.
Today you will enjoy the 35-minute scenic flight back to Kathmandu and enjoy a relaxing afternoon.
Overnight: 3-star hotel
Today you will enjoy a full day sightseeing around Kathmandu Valley.
You will go to Pashupatinath Temple situated 5 kilometers east of Kathmandu City. Pashupatinath temple is one of the holiest temples dedicated to Lord Shiva. Situated amidst a lush green natural setting on the bank of the sacred Bagmati river, the temple built in pagoda style has a jilted roof and richly carved silver doors. Visitors will be permitted to view the temple from the east bank of the Bagmati River as entrance to the temple is strictly forbidden to all non Hindus.
Pashupatinath is the centre of an annual pilgrimage on the day of shivaratri which falls in the month of February/March. Behind the temple are the cremation grounds.
Next you will visit Boudhanath Stupa. This Stupa is 8 kilometers east of Kathmandu City, and is one of the biggest in the world of its kind. It stands with four pairs of eyes in the four cardinal directions keeping watch for righteous behavior and human prosperity. This Buddhist Stupa was built by King Man Deva on the advice of the Goddess Mani Jogini. It is built on an octagonal base inset with prayer wheels. The shrine is ringed by houses of Lamas or Buddhist priests.
You will now continue to Swayambhunath Stupa. Swayambhunath is a Buddhist Stupa and it is said to be 2000 years old. The Stupa which forms the main structure is composed of a solid hemisphere of brick and earth supporting a lofty conical spire capped by a pinnacle of copper gilt. Painted on the four-sided base of the spire are the all seeing eyes of Lord Buddha.
The hill here is a mosaic of small Chaityas and Pagoda temples such as Patan Durbar Square, like its counterpart in Kathmandu and is an enchanting mélange of palace buildings, artistic courtyards and graceful pagoda temples.
Listed as a World Heritage Site, the former royal palace complex is the center of Patan’s religious and social life, and houses a museum containing an array of bronze statues and religious objects. One remarkable monument here is a 17th-century temple dedicated to the Hindu god Krishna, built entirely of stone. The main attractions in Patan beside the above mentioned places to visit are, the Golden Temple Kumbheshwar, Krishna Mandir, Jagat, Narayan, Mahaboudha, Ashokan Stupa and Machchhendranath temple.
Enjoy a farewell dinner tonight.
Overnight: 3-star hotel
Today is free for last minute shopping for souvenirs or gifts for your family, friends or relatives.
On departure, you will be transferred to the International Airport.
- Do not forget to buy a travel insurance policy which covers medical and emergency evacuation for high altitude trekking.
- You can obtain A Nepal entry visa upon your arrival at Tribhuwan international Airport (TIA) in Kathmandu. Two passport size photos are required for your visa application
- Get a basic knowledge about symptoms, prevention and cure about high altitude sickness
- Make sure that you have proper trekking equipment, do not forget to ask us to provide you with a complete equipment list
- The climate in the Himalayan region in Nepal is unpredictable. Lukla flights need clear weather and flight delays and cancellations may occur in bad weather
- Teahouses are very basic during the trek and during peak season teahouses are generally overbooked. You may have to share a room with some other travelers
- A four seasonal sleeping bag and a descent down jacket is necessary. You may hire in Kathmandu but it is recommended that you bring your own.
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