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Everest Base Camp Trek

Duration: 17 Days

Trip Overview

  • Destination: Nepal
  • Max Elevation: 5,380 Meters
  • Best Season: Pre-Monsoon
  • Total Duration: 17 Days

Mount Everest, the most famous and highest peak in the world with an 8848 m in altitude, is situated in the Everest Region of Nepal. Throughout the globe, many trekkers dream to make a milestone trek to the highest point on earth with incredible views of dramatic glaciers, deep settlements, and several magnificent mountains.

The trekking in this region takes you to some of the naturally astonishing places with diverse land features. The trail through the deep gorge of the Dudh Koshi River along with the caravans of the yaks and mules carrying the supplies to Everest regions adds more flavors to the trekking.

Trekking in the Everest Region of Nepal is by many also regarded as a cultural and spiritual Everest trek where travelers will get chances to encounter with legendary Sherpa villages and their unique sub-cultures. Apart from the Himalayan views, the Everest region is also filled with residential Buddhists Lamas, monks, and nuns, where trekkers can feel spiritual vibes and explore century-old Gumbas, as well as Monasteries.

The Everest Region is also one of the best destinations for wild adventure lovers because it also offers the fascinating Sagarmatha National Park in the Khumbu region of Nepal with some of the rarest bio-diversity and the highest mountains. Sagarmatha National Park is a home place for some rare and endangered species such as; red panda, Himalayan black bear, snow leopard, musk deer, Himalayan wolves, and many more. 

The trekking trail of Everest region is bonded with the world's biggest desert-like glaciers, high thrilling trekking passes, conspicuous Himalayan scenery, century old monasteries and warm, hospitable Sherpa culture, the fascinating Sagarmatha National Park with numerous rare and endangered flora and fauna and many more. Trekkers will get chances to witness and enjoy with the astonishing views of Mt. Everest (8,848m), Nuptse (7,855m) Kangtenga (6,782 m), Mt. Amadablam (6,812 m), Mt. Makalu, Mt. Lhotse (8,516 m), Tharmarserku (6,623 m) Kwangde (6,011m), Kusum Khanguru (6,373 m) and the holy Mt. Khumbi-la (5,761 m). Truly Trekkers Paradise!


  • Day-1 - Arrival to Kathmandu (1380 mtrs)

    Upon your arrival in Kathmandu (TIA), our representative from Hillstrek will be there to pick you up. You will be transferred to the hotel in half an hour drive with a private vehicle. We discuss our trip and you have time for refreshments. In the evening we are together again for welcome dinner in a typical Nepalese restaurant with a cultural program.

  • Day-2 - Half day sightseeing in Kathmandu (1380 mtrs)

    After breakfast, your tour guide will pick you up for half-day sightseeing in Kathmandu Durbar SquarePashupatinath Temple, and Bouddhanath Stupa. You will have your lunch in the restaurant with the view of Stupa then you back to the hotel. You will meet your trek leader and discuss the trek and do last minutes arrangements.

  • Day- 3 - Fly to, Lukla trek to Phakding (2660mtrs) 3-4 hours

    Early morning wake up and transfer to domestic airport with pack breakfast or after breakfast, depends on your flight schedule. Then you will experiment the flight to the real himalaya with the view of Gaurisankar, Shisapangba including Mount Everest in your half an hour flight. When you arrive in Lukla you will meet the rest of our trekking crew and manage to arrangements of your backpack and begin our trek to Phakding. You will enjoy the trek downhill till Thadokoshi with the view of Khumbi-hyula and the snow capped mountain Kusum kangaroo. The trek will continue to Phakding through Ghat with the view of the monastery and some mane walls.

  • Day- 4 - Trek to Namche Bazaar (3440 mtrs) 5-6 hours

    The day begins with crossing the river Dudhkoshi and head to the Benker through Tok Tok with gradual walking. We slightly climb up till Monjo where the entrance gate of the Sagarmatha National Park is. We cross the river, again and again, to go to Namchebazaar via Hillary bridge. Till Hillary bridge, the trail goes gradually up and down then it goes step up till Namche bazaar. If the weather permits, we can see the view of Mount Everest and Mount Lhotse on the way. Namche bazaar is the transit point for a different trek in the Everest region and the big market place of the Sherpa community as well as Tibetan.

  • Day- 5 - Acclimatization Day (3440 mtrs) 3-4 hours

    The day begins with a spectacular view of Mount Everest, Mount Lhotse, Mount Amadablam and many more mountains of Himalaya. After breakfast, we head up to Khumjung village and monastery via Everest view lodge which is located in the altitude of 3900mtrs and it’s really useful for acclimatization. We visit the place where the Yeti skull still exists. We back to Namche bazaar through the Khumjung secondary school whose founder is Sir Edmund Hillary himself and Syangbochen where the highest airstrip located on.

  • Day-6 - Trek to Tengboche (3867 mtrs) 5-6 hours

    The day begins on the flat trail with the view of Mount Everest, Mount Lhotse, Mount Amadablam, Mount Thamserku, Mount Kongde and so on. From Kyangjuma the trail goes descent to the Dudh Koshi river and ascent to Tengboche through beautiful Rhododendron forest. On the way, we will see one more beautiful snow-capped mountain Kangtega. We visit the monastery, which is the biggest monastery in the khumbu region. Internet cafe and bakery cafe are also the attractions of Tengboche.

  • Day- 7 - Trek to Dingboche (4,410 mtrs) 5-6 hours

    After breakfast, the trail descends down from Tengboche, through the rhododendron forest to Debuche and crossing a bridge over the raging Imja Khola (River). The trail for Dingbuche follows the climbing route of the Island peak and the face of Amphu Laptsa. The trail goes down to the river again and climbing up to Dingboche with a boundary of stone walls and the view of a famous trekking peak called Island peak. It is the gateway to Chukung and farther beyond for the most challenging traverses towards the Makalu area and Hinko Valley.

  • Day- 8 - Acclimatization day at Dingboche

    On this day you may have full day rest or there are some places where you can go for a day hike; up to Chhukung(4,730m) for acclimatization (point of climbing famous Island peak) or climb up to Nanjajung Peak about two hours offer view of Imjatse Valley with Dingboche village and Mt.Makalu(8,463m), Ama Dablam, Island peak etc.

  • Day- 9 - Trek Labuche to (4,930 mtrs) 5-6 hours

    After your complete acclimatization, the trail heading you gradually climb up until Dughla offering stunning views of Tabuche and Cholatse. From Dughla trail directly up to the Khumbu Glacier for an hour, then left into the memorial area before reaching the village of Labuche. In this stage, the effects of the altitude will be kicking in and you can expect
    colder nights.

  • Day- 10 - Trek to Gorakshep (5,180 mtrs) – 3 hours & Everest Base Camp (5,364 mtrs) 2-3 hours

    After breakfast, the trek continues gently climb and sometime direct ascent to a nearby glacier. The trail goes to Gorakshep is rocky and windy but it offers a good view of Mt. Pumori and there are beautiful views of the Everest Base camp and glacier with a scenic view. After lunch, we ready for our adventure to the targeted destination and we continue our trek towards the Everest Base Camp and to the Khumbu Icefall, the path from here can be misleading, follow the lead Sherpa, every year the trail changes due to the movements of the glacier, the walk is quite strenuous due to the high altitude and thin air, the walk passes through over rocky dunes and moraine and streams, till you reach the base camp. If you are during the high expedition season have fallen like a city. It takes 2-3 hours to get to base camp and after a grand time here go back over the journey to Gorakshep.

  • Day- 11 - Trek to Kalapatthar (5,545 mtrs) -2 hours & Stroll back to Pheriche (4,280 mtrs) 5-6 hours

    Early in the morning climb up 2 hours on our pace to Kalapatthar for a 360-degree view of the mountain peaks. When reaching the top, you will feel joyful as you achieve the moment that you have been dreaming, since the planning of your journey. A small rocky peak “Kalapatthar” offer you beyond imagination as the Everest looks amazing, the panoramic view from this spot is something to cherish, and you feel it’s worthy to hard climb up here and to feel at the top of the world, and you a see Khumbu glacier, Everest Base camp down below on the moraine of Khumbu glacier and many mountains scenery; Pumori (7,145m), Lingtren (6,695m), Khumbutse (6,623m), Changtse (7,550m), Nupse (7879m), Everest itself, etc. After breakfast in Gorakshep trek down to Dhugla then go staying at Pheriche.

  • Day- 12 - Trek to Tengboche (3867 mtrs) 4-5 hours

    Today you can fell easy heading downhill to a lower elevation from Pheriche. The walk is pleasant all the way to Tengboche. You can see very old Pangboche Sherpa village, and further down to Tengboche is one of the most beautiful places in the Himalaya the first thing that comes to your eyes is the big Monastery or Gumba, then the large field with campsites and teahouses, lodges beneath the soaring majestic gorgeous peak Ama Dablam, Everest, Mt. Lhotse and Lhotse Shar towards northeast and more peaks all around.

  • Day- 13 - Trek to Monjo (2840 mtrs) 6-7 hours

    After breakfast the trail goes down through forest with pine, Jupiter, rhododendron and some few magnolia and birch trees with a great memory after crossing the suspension bridge over the Dudh Koshi River trek onwards to the Sanasa and re-tracks to Namche bazar. After Namchebazar, the trail goes step down to the Hillary bridge and we get  Monjo after crossing Dudhkoshi river couple of times on the gradual walk.

  • Day-14 - Trek to Lukla (2,800 mtrs) 5-6 hours

    Today is the last day of the trek. The trail goes gradually up and down. We will remind you again enjoying the lush green scenery around and passing through the incredible mountain scenery and local Sherpa village until Lukla. You’ll have time to wander around the areas and guide will re-confirm your flight ticket and enjoy the last celebrate dinner with your crew.

  • Day- 15 - Fly back to Kathmandu (1380m) 35minutes

    Normally, the flight for Kathmandu is morning due to the wind in the afternoon; sometime the flight time can be delayed due to bad weather and other reason beyond our control. Anyway, we will fly back to Kathmandu and drive to the Hotel, there you relax after a long journey and take back your breath and rest at your hotel for the rest of the day.

  • Day- 16 - Leisure day in Kathmandu

    After the long trek, you need a day to relax and refreshment. You can go to a massage and buy souvenirs etc. We meet in the evening for a farewell dinner.

  • Day- 17 - Departure Transfer

    We will transfer you to the International Airport for your departure flight to your onward destination. You must leave 3 hours earlier than your scheduled flight time.

    Note – Above itinerary can be customized at your request to accommodate your specific requirements. Please let us know whether you would like to make a shorter or longer. We will follow accordingly.

Trip Highlights

  • Lukla the gateway to Everest.
  • The caravans of Yaks and Mules.
  • The Mountains and hills.
  • The river valley and the small villages situated at the extreme geography.
  • Sherpa village Namche Bazaar, Tyangboche, and Dingboche.
  • The monastery of Khumjung.
  • The worlds highest hotel.
  • Views of Mt. Ama Dablam, Mt. Makalu, Mt. Lhotse, Mt. Nuptse and Mt. Everest.
  • The outstanding view of Everest from Kalapatthar.

Outline Itinerary

Day-1 - Arrival to Kathmandu (1380 mtrs)

Day-2 - Half day sightseeing in Kathmandu (1380 mtrs)

Day- 3 - Fly to, Lukla trek to Phakding (2660mtrs) 3-4 hours

Day- 4 - Trek to Namche Bazaar (3440 mtrs) 5-6 hours

Day- 5 - Acclimatization Day (3440 mtrs) 3-4 hours

Day-6 - Trek to Tengboche (3867 mtrs) 5-6 hours

Day- 7 - Trek to Dingboche (4,410 mtrs) 5-6 hours

Day- 8 - Acclimatization day at Dingboche

Day- 9 - Trek Labuche to (4,930 mtrs) 5-6 hours

Day- 10 - Trek to Gorakshep (5,180 mtrs) – 3 hours & Everest Base Camp (5,364 mtrs) 2-3                              hours

Day- 11 - Trek to Kalapatthar (5,545 mtrs) 2 hours & Stroll back to Pheriche (4,280 mtrs) 5-6                            hours

Day- 12 - Trek to Tengboche (3867 mtrs) 4-5 hours

Day- 13 - Trek to Monjo (2840 mtrs) 6-7 hours

Day-14 - Trek to Lukla (2,800 mtrs) 5-6 hours

Day- 15 - Fly back to Kathmandu (1380m) 35minutes

Day- 16 - Leisure day in Kathmandu

Day- 17 - Departure Transfer

Cost Included/Excluded

     Cost Included

  • Airport picks up and drops off by private transport.
  • Accommodation: bed and breakfast basis at a 3-star category hotel in Kathmandu. (According to Itinerary)
  • Kathmandu city tours, including all entry fees, tour guides, and private vehicle transfer.
  • Accommodation: bed and breakfast basis at a 3-star category hotel in Pokhara.  (According to Itinerary)
  • Surface transfer on private transport/ tourist bus. (According to Itinerary)
  • Full board meals with tea/coffee (breakfast, lunch, and dinner) during the trek.
  • Best available twin sharing lodge to lodge/tea house accommodation during the trek
  • An experienced English-speaking (trekking guide)
  • Porters to carry luggage (2 trekkers: 1 porter)
  • Salary, insurance, equipment, meals, and accommodation for the guide and porters.
  • A comprehensive first aid medical kit
  • All necessary paperwork and permits (ACAP and TIMS)
  • All government and local taxes.

     Cost Excluded

  • International flights and Nepal entry visa.
  • Travel insurance.
  • Foods, beverages and bar bills.
  • Dinner and lunch at Kathmandu and Pokhara except as in the itinerary.
  • All kinds of Personal equipment and expenses not mentioned in the itinerary.
  • Emergency evacuation.
  • Gratitudes to the guide and porters.
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