The Complete Guide to Everest Base Camp Trek
The Everest Base Camp Trek is a bucket-list adventure that takes you through the stunning Khumbu region of Nepal, providing trekkers with the opportunity to experience the world's highest mountain range up close. The trek begins in Lukla, a small mountain town, and passes through charming Sherpa villages, where trekkers can experience the unique culture and way of life of the local people. At an altitude of 5,364 meters, reaching the Everest Base Camp is one of the most significant achievements of the trek. Standing at the foot of Mount Everest, trekkers can feel the awe-inspiring power of the mountain, which has captivated adventurers for generations. The base camp is surrounded by towering peaks and glaciers, providing trekkers with breathtaking views of their surroundings. Moreover, the trek also includes a hike up to Kala Patthar, a vantage point that offers stunning panoramic views of the Himalayan Mountains.
DAY 1 - Arrival in Kathmandu (1400m) & Transfer to the Hotel
Upon arrival at the Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu, you will be greeted by our representative who will transfer you to your hotel. You can spend the day resting and exploring the city on your own.
DAY 2 - Fly from Kathmandu – to Lukla, and trek to Phakding (2,800m)
We take an early morning flight from Kathmandu to Lukla, a small town in the Everest region. Upon arrival, we meet our trekking crew and start our trek to Phakding, a small village situated at an altitude of 2,800m.
DAY 3 - Trek from Phakding to Namche Bazzar (3,440m)
Today we follow the trail alongside the Dudh Koshi River, cross suspension bridges, and ascend gradually through forests to reach the bustling Sherpa town of Namche Bazaar, situated at an altitude of 3,440m.
DAY 4 - Acclimatization at Namche Bazzar (Hike to Everest View Hotel)
We spend the day exploring the town and acclimatizing to the high altitude. We take a short hike to the Everest View Hotel, which offers stunning views of Mount Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse, and Ama Dablam.
DAY 5 - Trek from Namche Bazzar to Dibuche (3,870m)
We follow a scenic trail through rhododendron forests and cross several suspension bridges to reach the village of Deboche, situated at an altitude of 3,870m.
DAY 6 - Trek from Dibuche to Dingboche (4,243m)
Today we trek through lush forests of birch and rhododendron trees and cross the Imja Khola river to reach the village of Dingboche, situated at an altitude of 4,243m.
DAY 7 - Acclimatization Day in Dingboche
We spend the day acclimatizing to the high altitude and exploring the village of Dingboche. We can take a short hike to Nagarjun Hill for stunning views of the surrounding mountains.
DAY 8 - Trek from Dingboche to Lobuche (4,940m)
We continue our trek through the Khumbu Valley and ascend gradually to reach the village of Lobuche, situated at an altitude of 4,940m.
DAY 9 - Trek from Lobuche to Everest Basecamp and back to Gorakshep (5,170m)
Today we reach the highlight of our trek as we trek to Everest Base Camp, situated at an altitude of 5,364m. We then return to Gorak Shep, a small village situated at an altitude of 5,170m.
DAY 10 - Trek from Gorakshep to Kalapatthar 5,545m and back to Pheriche (4,371m)
Today we wake up early and hike to Kalapatthar, a famous viewpoint that offers stunning panoramic views of Mount Everest, Nuptse, and Pumori. We then trek back to Pheriche, a small village situated at an altitude of 4,371m.
DAY 11 - Trek from Pheriche to Namche Bazzar
We retrace our steps back to Namche Bazaar, passing through several small villages and scenic forests.
DAY 12 - Trek from Namche to Lukla
We continue our descent and trek back to Lukla, where we spend the night and celebrate the completion of our trek.
DAY 13 - Fly from Lukla to Kathmandu and transfer to the Hotel
Today we take an early morning flight from Lukla back to Kathmandu. Upon arrival, we transfer to our hotel and have the rest of the day free for leisure activities such as souvenir shopping or relaxing at the hotel.
DAY 14 - Sightseeing around Kathmandu valley
Today we spend the day exploring the cultural and historical sites of the Kathmandu Valley. We visit UNESCO World Heritage Sites such as Swayambhunath Stupa, also known as the Monkey Temple, and Pashupatinath Temple, a significant Hindu temple dedicated to Lord Shiva. We also visit the Kathmandu Durbar Square, a complex of palaces, temples, and courtyards that was once the residence of Nepali royalty.
DAY 15 - Transfer to International Airport for final departure
Today is the last day of our trekking journey. After breakfast, we check out of our hotel and transfer to the Tribhuvan International Airport for our flight back home or to our next destination. Our representatives will assist us with the airport formalities and bid us farewell, marking the end of our amazing Everest Base Camp Trek.
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ACCOMMODATION IN KATHMANDU : sharing a twin bedroom at the hotel (3 Star category) in Kathmandu on a bed & breakfast basis
AIRPORT PICK-UP & DROP : Airport - Hotel transfer – Airport (Pick Up and Drop).
WELCOME DINNER : One Welcome Dinner in a tourist standard restaurant in Kathmandu with Office’s Staff.
Permits : All necessary paper works: Trekking Permit including MCAP and special permit, TIMS Card & conservation entry fee
STAFF INSURANCE : Insurance for all involved Nepalese staff during the trek.
MAP: Trekking map of the trek
MEMBER TRANSPORTATION : Land Transportation Kathmandu
MEMBER LUGGAGE: Up to 15 Kg per member for personal baggage during the trek carried by porters.
FOODS & LODGING : 3 meals a day (BLD; including tea and coffee) along with accessible accommodation sharing basis in tea house/camp during the trek.
DRINKS : 2 liters of boiled water to carry on thermos per day per member.
Guide : Government licensed Guide (English speaking) during the trek and sight-seeing in Kathmandu valley.
PORTER : Porters (2 trekkers: 1 porter) during the trek.
STAFF SALARY & ALLOWANCE : All Nepalese staff & porter’s daily wages, salary, equipment, food & clothing.
MEDICAL KIT : Comprehensive Medical kit.
Meals on treks only: Breakfast, Lunch , Dinner.
What's Not Included
NEPAL VISA FEES : Nepali Visa fee is US$ 60 per person for 30 days (to be applied for 60 days (USD$ 120).
LUNCH & DINNER : Lunch & dinner during the stay in Kathmandu (also in case of early return from Trekking than the scheduled itinerary).
EXTRA NIGHTS IN KATHMANDU : Extra nights’ accommodation in Kathmandu. In case of early arrival or late departure, early return from Trekking (due to any reason) than the scheduled itinerary.
INSURANCE : Travel and high altitude insurance, accident, medical & emergency evacuation.
RESCUE EVACUATION : Medical Insurance and emergency rescue evacuation cost if required. (Rescue, Repatriation, Medication, Medical Tests, and Hospitalization costs.)
PERSONAL EXPENSES: Telephone calls, Internet, Toiletries, battery recharge, hot shower, laundry, soft drinks, beer, and any alcoholic beverages.
PERSONAL EQUIPMENT : Clothing, Packing Items or Bags, Personal Medical Kit, Personal Trekking Gears, etc.
TOILETRIES : Soaps, shampoos, toilet and tissue papers, toothpaste, and other items used to keep yourself clean.
FILMING : Special Filming, Camera, and Drone permit fee.
INTERNET SERVICE : Internet facility during the trek is not included.
EXTRA PORTER : $35 USD for an extra porter per day (If an extra porter is demanded).
TIPS : Tips for Guide, porters, and staff.
EXTRA : Any other services or activities not mentioned in the itinerary. Any other item not listed in the “Cost Includes” section.
Booking Receipt, if Booked Online (PDF will work)
More than 30-days prior to departure - 50% refund.
In Between 15-30-days prior to departure - 25% refund.
Less than 15-days prior to departure - No Refund.
Frequently Asked question
Absolutely! Whether you're a solo trekker or with a group, you can easily book your trek through our website or by contacting our Kathmandu office directly. We can even pair solo trekkers with groups, if desired.
On our treks, you'll enjoy a blend of traditional Nepali meals like 'dal bhat' (lentil soup with rice) and other international cuisines. We ensure our food is nutritious and energy-packed for the trekking journey. Dietary restrictions can be accommodated with prior notice.
Yes, we offer secure luggage storage at our office in Kathmandu. You can leave behind non-essential items and pick them up once you return from your trek.
Yes, depending on your trek's region, you'll need permits like the TIMS (Trekkers' Information Management Systems) card and regional conservation or national park permits. Our team takes care of all the necessary paperwork and permits for you.
Absolutely! We offer both fixed-departure and tailor-made treks. If you have specific preferences, routes, or places you'd like to visit, just let our team know, and we'll help design a trek that meets your desires.
Altitude sickness is a concern in the Himalayan treks. Our itineraries are designed to allow gradual acclimatization. It's essential to communicate any discomfort to our guides, who are trained to assist in such situations.
Yes, Kathmandu offers several rental shops where you can rent or buy trekking gear. If you're missing something, it's likely you'll find it here. However, for personal comfort, we recommend bringing specialized items like hiking boots from home.
Accommodation varies depending on the trek's route. In popular trails like the Everest Base Camp or Annapurna Circuit, you'll find well-maintained teahouses offering basic amenities. However, in remote areas, the facilities might be more basic. Camping may also be part of certain trekking routes.
Our guides carry communication devices and have contacts with local agencies to ensure swift action during emergencies. In extreme cases, helicopter evacuations can be arranged, given that the trekker has suitable insurance coverage.