Everest Base Camp Trek is the most thrilling, exciting and challenging trekking for the adventure lovers from the entire globe which is an exhilarating world class journey in the high Himalayas that leads to the base camp of the highest peak on the earth, Mt.Everest (8,848m). Everest Base Camp Trek is the most popular trekking trail among the trekkers and a beautiful heaven in itself, which lies in the Everest region. It is also called EBC Trek. Everest base camp is the gateway for all the climbers that attempt to climb the highest summit of the world, the Everest and it is the most famous trekking location that holds a long history of pride, glory and tragedy too. The Everest (Khumbu) region is considered the ‘KING’ of all trekking regions which is located in the north-east of Nepal. Everest region is not only home for magnificent peaks, glaciers, icefalls, lakes but also the home for world natural heritage sites, Sagarmatha National Park, century old Buddhist monasteries and indigenous Sherpa people and their culture, traditon and lifestyle. This region is also a habitat for different floras and fauna like pheasants, musk deer and Himalayan thar. So, Trekking in the world’s most spectacular mountain region will touch everyone’s soul and rewards with vibrant. Non stop views of the planet’s highest and most majestic peaks, the ethnic mountain people settlement, scenic Sherpa villages below the lofty himalayas and regal Buddhist monasteries, the whole region has been declared a world heritage site for its natural and cultural wonders.
The Everest Base Camp Trek begins from Lukla which is 30 minutes scenic flight from Kathmandu. Then it ascends up Kalapatthar (5,550m) leading to Everest base camp (5,364m), then after ends back to Kathmandu. From the base camp, a spectacular view of the world’s tallest snow covered peaks like the Mt. Everest (8,848m); 1st highest, Mt. Lhotse (8,516m); 4th highest, Mt. Cho Oyu (8,201m); 6th highest and Mt. Makalu (8,463m); 5th highest dazzle the trekkers with its beauty. Kalapatthar is the best spot for a classic vista of Everest and bird’s eye view of the base camp. The trail passes through the colorful villages of friendly Sherpas, lush forests of pine, rhododendron and magnolia and crosses the Dudh Koshi River providing many outlooks of glistening mountains like Mt. Pumori (7,161m), Mt. Nuptse (7,861m), Mt. Cholatse, Mt Thamserku (6,723m) and many other magnificent peaks along the way.
Hence, Everest Base Camp Trek is the world famous trekking destination among tourists. It provides not only a lifetime opportunity to view the breathtaking scenery of giant himalayas, glaciers, icefalls but also gives the chance to experience the mountain culture, tradition and lifestyle of indigenous Sherpa people, who are famous for climbing the mountain and also known as Iron man.
Day 01 : Arrival in Kathmandu
Upon arrival in Kathmandu, meet and greet at the international airport and transfer to hotel. Short briefing of trip. Check in to hotel and rest for Refreshment. Overnight at hotel, Kathmandu.
Day 02 : Kathmandu Sightseeing Tour – B
After breakfast, pick up from hotel and head towards Kathmandu sightseeing tour especially UNESCO world cultural heritage sites which include Pashupatinath Temple, Boudhanath Stupa, Swoyambhunath Stupa, Kathmandu Durbar Square and Patan Durbar Square for the experience of beautiful fusion of religion, culture and history. These heritage monuments reflect centuries old culture, arts and architecture of Nepal which are medieval charms of Malla Dynasty. After tour, drop off to hotel and make a preperation for Everest Base Camp trek, including all the trekking permits and equipments. Overnight at hote, Kathmandu.
Pashupatinath : A holy pilgrimage site for Hindus and Hindu Crematorium, watch the Hindu dead bodies cremated in the most unique way in the world. Hindu Holy Men, Sadhus having a typical look of ash rubbed body, matted locks and dreaded look can be seen around the temple.
Boudhanath : The biggest Buddhist temple in the world, a holy site for Tibetan Buddhism. Visit the monasteries and watch the Holy Monks busy in chanting their rituals going around the temple.
Swoyambhunath : The oldest Buddhist Stupa in Kathmandu Valley, a beautiful abode for lots of monkeys which is popular as “Monkey Temple” amongst tourists. It is also a perfect vantage point to see Kathmandu valley.
Kathmandu Durbar Square: It is one of the three Durbars (royal palace) squares in Kathmandu valley, all of which are UNESCO world cultural heritage sites. Durbar square is surrounded with spectacular architecture and and vivid arts, showcases the skills of the Newar artists and craftsmen over several centuries. Kathmandu Durbar Square is also known as Hanuman Dhoka Durbar Square, a name derived from a statue of Hanuman, the monkey devotee of Lord Ram, at the entrance of the palace. This was the royal Nepalese residence until the 19th century and now a days, the temples are being preserved as national heritage sites and the palace is being used as museum.
Kumari Ghar: This is one of the most curious attractions in Nepal. Nepal is the only one country in the world where a living virgin girl is worshiped as a god. This gilded cage contains the Raj Kumari (living god), a girl chosen through an ancient and mystical selection process to become the human living god as an incarnation of the Hindu mother goddess, Durga. She is worshiped during religious festivals and makes public appearances at other times for a fee paid to her guards.
Kasthamandap Temple: The two-storey temple structure was built in 1596 from wood of a single timber and uses neither iron nails nor supports. It is said that the name Kathmandu was derived from its name. It has its unique architectural arts and craft on its structure.
Patan Durbar Square : A Medieval Royal Palace built on ancient Nepali architecture style.This is an amazing place and the focal point of tourism to witness the ancient arts and architecture of the heritage city. It is literally known as the city of fine arts which showcases the finest example of metal and stone carving back to 14th century.
Day 03 : Fly Kathmandu – Lukla ( 2,840m, 30 mins ) – Trek to Phakding (2,610m, 03-04 hrs) – B/L/D
After breakfast, pick up from hotel and transfer to domestic Airport terminal for the scenic flight to Lukla which is about 30 minutes long that goes above the beautiful green and white mountains. Start the first day of the trek to Phakding via the Sherpa community village. Overnight at hotel, Phakding.
Day 04 : Phakding – Trek to Namche Bazaar (3,440m, 05-06 hrs) – B/L/D
After breakfast, start the trek to Namche Bazaar. The pleasant gradual uphill trek goes through the pine forest, national park and many villages, along the Dudh Koshi River up to the Hilary suspension bridges. From this point, the trek goes on steep uphill and windy trail up to beautiful town of Namche, famously known as Namche Bazar. This is a beautiful village town of Sherpa community and tourist hub located on the lap of arch shaped hill and allows the sights of glorious snow covered peaks . Magnificent view of Kwangde peak, Kusum kangru, Mt.Everest, Nuptse wall, Lhotse and close view of Taweche peak makes the trek enjoyable along the whole trail. Overnight at hotel, Namche.
Day 05 : Rest and Acclimatization Day at Namche Bazaar – B/L/D
This is a rest day for acclimatization and exploration of indigenous Sherpa people and Buddhist culture at Namche Bazaar. After breakfast, hike up to Everest view point for about two hours uphill, a magnificent spot perched on the top of Namche Bazaar with breathtaking views of the surrounding snow-capped giant mountains like Mt. Everest, Nuptse, Amadablam and many other Himalayan peaks and the valleys way down, with an interesting museum with all kinds of information regarding the history of the Himalayas, geographic, culture, mountaineering history and existing information on flora and fauna of this region. Hike down to Namche and spend rest of the day exploring Namche Bazaar enjoying the local atmosphere. Overnight at hotel, Namche.
Day 06 : Namche Bazaar – Trek to Tengboche ( 3,860m, 05-06 hrs) – B/L/D
After mountain breakfast, start the trek to Tengboche. Initial part of the trek goes on a flat and downhill trail to Phungi Thanga for about 03-04 hours, then ascends steep uphill for about another 02-03 hours to reach the famous Tengboche. Visit an ancient Tyangboche monastery where everyone can see the footprint of Milarepa, a famous ancient Tibetan yogi and poet from the Kagyupa sect. Overnight at Tea house, Tengboche.
Day 07 : Tengboche – Trek to Dingboche (4,410m, 05-06 hrs) – B/L/D
After breakfast, start the trek to Dingboche. The trekking trail goes through many ups and downs, finally reaches Dingboche after crossing Imja Khola and then, Pangboche. Enjoy the enchanting view of the snow capped mountains which is luring everyone even closer to the Everest. The view and the fresh mountain air is enough to make everyone forget the tiredness. Be engage in the observation of the incredible beauty of the Himalayan atmosphere. Overnight at Tea house, Dingboche.
Day 08 : Acclimatization Day at Dingboche – B/L/D
Rest day at Dingboche for acclimatization. At this altitude, the human body needs time to adjust the mountain climate. So, take the stopover to acclimatize to the high altitude climate. Rather than sitting Hiking is strongly recommended around it. The short and best option is to ascend up the hill immediately behind Dingboche which takes about 03 hours to reach the top. The view from the top will be mind blowing. All the efforts made to reach the top will be eventually rewarded. Overnight at Tea house, Dingboche.
Day 09 : Dingboche – Trek to Lobuche (4,910 m, 05-06 hrs) – B/L/D
After breakfast, start the trek to another thrilling base camp, Lobuche. Be thrilled with additional mountain views along the Himalayan trail and head towards the famous base camp of the world’s tallest peak by enjoying and integrating the mountain atmosphere into life. The view along this trail acts as a catalyst to proceed the trek towards Base camp. After observing the memorials of mountaineers at Dughla pass, finally the trail reaches another beautiful mountain village, Lobuche. Overnight at Mountain Tea house, Lobuche.
Day 10 : Lobuche – Trek to GorakShep ( 5,140 m, 05-06 hrs) – Everest Base Camp ( 5,364 m) – B/L/D
After breakfast, start the trek to Gorakshep. The trail goes along the Khumbu glacier, crosses the Changri glacier and reaches Gorakshep. After reaching Gorakshep, check into Tea house lodge, have a lunch and head towards Base Camp(5,364m). The most exciting thing of this day is base camp. Enjoy the view, take lots of pictures, selfie from the base camp and return back to Gorakshep. Overnight at Mountain Tea house, Gorakshep.
Day 11 : Gorakshep – Hike to Kala Pathar ( 5,550 m, 03 hrs) – Trek to Pheriche( 4,240 m,05-06 hrs) – B/L/D
Wake up early in the morning and hike up to the highest point of the trek, Kalapatthar (5,550m); a magnificent view point for the sight of the world’s highest peak, Mt Everest and several other adjacent snow capped mountains. It takes about Three hours to reach the top. After sunrise, hike down to Gorakshep for a breakfast and then start the trek, downhill to Pheriche. Overnight at Tea house, Pheriche.
Day 12 : Pheriche – Trek to Tengboche ( 3,860m, 03-04 hrs) – B/L/D
After breakfast, start the trek back to Tengboche which is descent and downhill. Overnight at Teahouse, Tengboche.
Day 13 : Tengboche – Trek to Monjo ( 2,835m, 03-04 hrs) – B/L/D
After breakfast, start the trek back to Monjo via Namche Bazaar which is descent. Overnight at Tea house, Monjo.
Day 14 : Monjo – Trek to Lukla ( 2,840 m, 05-06 hrs) – B/L/D
After breakfast, start the trek back to Lukla. Overnight at hotel, Lukla.
Day 15 : Fly Lukla – Kathmandu (1,400 m) – B/D
After breakfast, fly back to Kathmandu. Upon arrival in Kathmandu, transfer to hotel. Check in to hotel and rest for refreshment. Enjoy the free time by shopping at souvenir shops or hanging around thamel (tourist hub city). In the evening, Farewell dinner in a typical Nepali restaurant with authentic nepali cuisine and cultural dance performance. Overnight at hotel, Kathmandu.
Note: Please note that flights from Lukla are sometimes delayed or cancelled due to bad weather conditions such as fog-bounds Kathmandu or stormy wind in Lukla. Be reassured that our staffs in Lukla and Kathmandu will be doing everything possible to minimize the inconvenience and your patience is anticipated.
Day 16 : Departure – B
Leisure until departure. Transfer to International airport to board the flight.
1. Pick up and drop off service from airport and hotel by private vehicle.
2. Welcome drinks (non-alcoholic) and farewell dinner in a typical Nepali restaurant with authentic nepali cuisine and a cultural dance show.
3. All accommodation in 3-star category hotels on B/B plan in Kathmandu whilst Tea House accommodation on full board basis (all meals) during the trek.
4. Kathmandu Sightseeing Tour by private vehicle and local Tour guide.
5. All heritage monuments entrance fees.
6. Kathmandu – Lukla – Kathmandu transportation by Domestic flight.
7. All the necessary trekking permit fees (National Park+TIMS), official service charges, government and local taxes.
8. Highly experienced, friendly, government license holder guide and porter with salary, accommodation, food, transportation and insurance.
9. Sleeping bag, down jacket, duffel bag and trekking poles (to be returned after the completion of trekking).
10. Medical supplies (First aid kit) carried by Trekking leader.
11. Arrangement of helicopter service for the rescue of emergency situation which will be paid by your travel insurance company.
1. Nepalese visa fee.
2. International airfare.
3. Trekking, medical and travel insurance (Compulsory).
4. Lunches and Dinners not mentioned above.
5. All personal expenses (phone calls, laundry, bar bills, battery recharge, extra porters, bottle or boiled water, hot shower etc).
6. All the alcoholic and non-alcoholic hot and cold drinks.
7. Extra night accommodation in Kathmandu or Lukla or Tea house due to early arrival or late departure or early return or late return from mountain due to any reason than the scheduled itinerary.
8. Tips for the guide, porter and driver (tips is expected).