Important Information

Region
Everest Region Trek
Duration
14 Days
Max Altitude 5545 meters
Best Season March, April, May and September, October, November
Activity Per Day
Itinerary
Grade
Level 3
Group Size
2 - 16 people
Transportation Flight
“Everest is the ultimate goal of many people (bucket list) and those who had already been there; they rate it as one of the best experiences of their life.”

Everest Base Camp Trek is an iconic trekking destination in the Himalayas and probably in this world. World highest fascinating Mountain standing at the height of 8,848 meters from sea level, located in the Mahalangur Himal sub-range of the Himalayas, international border between China (Tibet Autonomous Region) and Nepal. Mount Everest is also well known as Sagarmatha in Nepali and Chomolungma in Tibet.

During this classical trek, you will follow the footsteps of legend mountaineers like Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay Sherpa and explore the Solu Khumbu, a homeland of Sherpa people, who are popular for mountain guides in the Nepal Mountaineering, Buddhist monuments of Sherpa like a stone stupa, carved mani wall and decades-old monasteries make a charm to the Khumbu Landscape. Lodges here vary from standard to luxury and you will love the sherpa hospitality on top of the world.  

You will reach the highest altitude of 5,545 meters at Kala Patthar, 2 hours away from Gorakshep which highlights the whole trek with the best view of Everest. This is the best viewpoint from where you will have a better chance of an Everest photo. Besides Everest, you will also see the panoramic view of Changtse, Nuptse, Lhotse, and Khumbu glacier.

Millions of people are dreaming to travel in this majestic land of Mountains in their lifetime. If you also want to accomplish your dream to visit Everest, let us know and give us a chance to serve you. 

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The highlight of the Everest Base Camp Trek
  • Trek to the base of the world’s highest peak Mt. Everest at 5,360m.
  • Explore Sherpa's traditional villages enriched with Buddhist culture and customs.
  • Visit old heritages and interesting monasteries in the backdrop of high peaks.
  • Explore the beautiful alpine Rhododendron and pine forests to barren and Khumbu icefall.
  • Experience the panoramic view of high mountains in the comfort of nice scenic lodges and Sherpa hospitality.

Outline Itinerary ( 14 Days )

Day 1

Arrive Kathmandu (1,300m/4,264ft)

Upon your arrival at the Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu, you will be welcomed by a representative of the Himalayan Wander Walkers. You will be checked into your hotel. You will meet our trekking operator for a briefing about the entire trek on this day. You can either rest or hang out around a famous tourist area in Kathmandu, Thamel.
Overnight at hotel set with BB plan.

Day 2

Flight from Kathmandu to Lukla and trek to Phakding (2,651m) 3-4 hours.

Your trek to Everest base camp starts from today and you will be transferred to the airport and will enjoy 40min short scenic fight to the Himalayan foothills. The views from the plane are stunning, providing dramatic sights of terraced hills and the distant giant Himalaya. After landing at Lukla airport, we walk for 3 hours to the town of Phakding with few ups and down along the Dudh Koshi River.
Overnight at teahouse.

Day 3

Phakding to Namche Bazaar (3438m) 5-6 hours.

After breakfast, we continue trekking along the bank of the Dudh Koshi River and crossing this majestic river numerous times on exciting suspension bridges decorated with prayer flags. After entering Sagamartha National Park, from Larja Dobhan, the trail climbs up steeply with breathtaking views to Namche Bazaar, the gateway to the Everest region.
Overnight at teahouse.

Day 4

Acclimatization day.

Today is a rest and acclimatization day in Namche Bazaar. Namche is a colorful village with many wonderful and interesting shops and vendors, fabulous food and stunning views of the surrounding mountains. An early hike above town, before the clouds move in,  reward trekkers with a spectacular Himalayan sunrise and views of Mt. Everest, Lhotse, the beautiful Ama Dablam and many more. On the way down, we can visit the Sherpa Museum that houses an exhibit on traditional Sherpa lifestyle and a fabulous photography display by a local Nepalese naturalist.            
Overnight at teahouse.

Day 5

Namche Bazar to Tengboche (3870m) 5-6 hours.

Today we will trek to Tengboche which is beautiful day to walk. The trial is easy till Phunki and from there we climb to Tengboche village after crossing the Dudh Koshi River. Tenboche is famous for its monastery which is the biggest monastery of the Everest region. It is located within the Sagarmatha National Park which is listed in UNESCO World Heritage Sites. The monastery is blessed with panoramic views of the Himalayas, including Mt. Everest, Nuptse, Lhotse, Ama Dablam and Thamserku. We will visit the monastery and village in afternoon.
Overnight at teahouse.

Day 6

Tengboche to Dingboche (4360m) 5hours.

The trail descends and passes through lush forests of birch, confer and rhododendron trees with the spectacular views of Mt. Everest, Lhotse, and Ama Dablam which help to energies your trek. Then the path goes downhill to Debuche and cross the Imja River to reach Pangboche. We choose the upper Pangboche trail and admire the Himalayan vista and the Pangboche Monastery. We continue our walk to the Imja Valley and Lobuche River before ascending to Dingboche. It is a breathtaking village with beautiful barley, potato and buckwheat fields complete with grazing animals dotted along those fields.
Overnight at teahouse.

Day 7

Acclimatization day.

Spending a day in Dingboche will help us to acclimatize in the high altitude. In this free day, we climb a ridge located behind the village and see six of the world’s tallest peaks including Lhotse, Makalu and Cho Oyu. Furthermore, we can also admire Cholatse and Taboche peaks. On our north-west we see more Himalayan peaks rising above the Khumbu Khola Valley. From another location on the ridge we can also admire the picturesque Imja Khola Valley and the beautiful Dingboche village. 
Overnight at teahouse.                 

Day 8

Dingboche to Lobuche (4940) 5 hours.

Today is a bit harder trek day because there is steep climbing. We will be starting our walk above 4400 meters. The day starts with gradual climbing to Dughla where we will stop for a quick lunch. It's an early day lunch but we do not have another option before reaching Lobuche. A steep climb from Dughla will take us to tombstones of different famous mountaineers from various countries build for the memory of them. Here we will enter into Khumbu glacier and follow the route to Lobuche.
Overnight at teahouse.

Day 9

Lobuche to Gorakshep (Day trip to EBC) (5368m) 7-8 hours.

The trek to Everest Base Camp is not very difficult. However, we ascend and descend mostly on a glacier path. There is also a lot of zig-zag on rough terrains. As we reach the base camp, we enjoy the incredible melt patterns and admire the gently rounded ice towers on the upper part of the Khumbu glacier. The Everest Base Camp is stunningly beautiful. We can enjoy amazing views of Nuptse, Khumbuste and Pumori mountains from the base camp. After soaking in the beauty, we walk back towards Gorakshep.
Overnight at teahouse.

Day 10

Gorakshep to Pheriche (Morning trip to Kala Patthar) (5545m) 7-8hours.

We wake up early for the morning view walk from Kala Patthar. It is dark outside with cold temperature and most likely chilly winds.  We walk on a fairly steep trail at a comfortable pace. As we are climbing up the hill we can see Lingtren, Khumbutse, and Changtse mountains. The view from the summit is outstanding. We can see the world’s tallest mountain (Everest) along with other mighty Himalayan peaks. After spending some time at the summit of Kala Patthar, we walk back to Gorak Shep which is relatively easier than hiking up to Kala Pathhar.
Overnight at teahouse.

Day 11

Pheriche to Kyanjuma (3,550m) 6-7 hours.

We will head down to Kyanjuma which is before Namche Bazar. We will start descending from our lodge towards Dudhkoshi River, cross the river then make a steep climb to Kyanjuma village. May be we can see Mountain goats around this area. This will be the last day to have view of Everest ranges specially the mind-blowing Ama Dablam which faced toward the Kyanjuma. 
Overnight at teahouse. 

Day 12

Kyanjuma to Lukla (2,840m) 7-8 hours.

Today after breakfast we will retrace back to Lukla with a few ups and downs.   
Overnight at teahouse.

Day 13

Lukla to Kathmandu 40 minutes.

In the morning our guide will take you to the airport and you will have a scenic flight back to Kathmandu. After landing at Kathmandu, you will be transfer to hotel and rest of the time you can enjoy exploring evening ambience of Thamel or Boudha.
Overnight at hotel.

Day 14

Final Departure to Home Country. 

Overnight at Tea house.

 

Include

All airport pick-up & drop by private vehicle (international and domestic)
Welcome dinner in an authentic restaurant in Kathmandu
National Park entrance fee and Trekkers’ Information Management System (TIMS card)
English speaking, government licensed guide with all his salary, food, drinks, accommodation, transport and insurance
Twin/double shearing accommodation in the mountain during the trekking
Three meals a day; breakfast, lunch, and dinner during the trek
First Aid kit
Arrangement of emergency evacuation service (should need insurance for emergency evacuation and will be paid by your travel insurance company)
trekking route maps
All necessary government taxes and service charges
1-Porter (For 2- person)

Exclude

Your Nepal visa fees and 2 passport size photos
All the International airfare from and to Kathmandu
All meals and Accommodation/Hotel in Kathmandu
Food and accommodations in case of early arrivals from the trek or late departures from the airport
Your extra personal expenses during trek such as (laundry, baggage charge, phone calls, battery recharge, bar, and beverage bill, boiled or bottled water, hot and cold shower, extra porter, etc)
Tips for the trekking crew
Extra expenses due to flight delays, strikes, weather condition or any event out of our control

Route Map

Everest Base Camp Trek

Important Information

CHECKLISTS

  • Valid passport (valid for six months from the date of your trip)
  • One other picture ID, such as driver’s license (in case of emergency and for use as a substitute of passport or in case of loss of your passport) Photocopy of passport page to carry in a wallet
  • Air tickets (Make a copy of flight tickets which may be helpful, in case of loss)
  • Visa Clearance (Make a copy of visa clearance which may be helpful, in case of emergencies)
  • MasterCard, Visa Credit, and Debit Cards are accepted in Nepal. However, traveler's cheques and some cash are highly recommended.
  • Mobile (if your cell phone is from CINGULAR USA or ATNT (USA) operators then your cell phone will work in Nepal.)

Guiding, Food, and Lodging

In Nepal, all trekking supplies - Teahouse trekking means staying and eating in local lodges. We stay in single rooms where possible, but often you will have to share. Rooms are basic, normally just a bed with a pillow, blankets. A few have electric lights and all have a spacious dining room-lounge. We eat at teahouses and, although the food is usually plentiful and delicious, the menu is not extensive. They offer a variety of potatoes, rice and noodle dishes, as well as soup and seasonal vegetables. Beers and local spirits are often available, but that will be at your own cost. A variety of cereals, bread, and egg dishes are generally available for breakfast. There are also snacks available such as basic biscuits, chocolate, and soft drinks and in some areas, you will find fresh fruit in season. It is normal to meet your porter in the teahouse where you will stay overnight. So, pack your necessary things in your own day pack.

Dress code for visiting Monasteries and Temple in Nepal. 

  • Shirt (either half or full sleeve)
  • Full pants/long skirts
  • Any type of shoes with socks
  • No Hats, No Umbrella, No Slippers, No t-shirts, No short skirt, and No half-pants
  • Photographs allowed in the courtyard only.
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Note regarding itineraries

Although we generally adhere to the schedule, the itinerary is subject to change for numerous reasons beyond our control, including weather and terrain conditions, suitable campsite availability, and the group's general fitness level. It is important to understand that our trek is logistically complex and it is not unusual that adjustments be made. Our guide will orient you each evening to the following day's plan; their good judgment is the key to the long history of successful treks that Himalayan Wander Walkers has led till now. Please remember that our ability to make adjustments as needed helps to ensure that your trek is successful.

Frequently Asked Question

Although trekking gear is available in Nepal you are advised to bring your own gear.

Trekking or running shoes, Camp shoes or thongs, Socks (polypropylene)

Down or fiber-filled jacket, Jumper or piled jacket, Hiking shorts, Waterproof jackets, poncho or umbrella Hiking pants, T-shirts or blouses, Underwear, Sun hat

Rucksack, Self Inflating Sleeping Mattress (optional), Water bottle, Torch, batteries, and bulbs