Everest Base Camp Trek
Everest peak is huge. The Khumbu region is dominated by Mt. Everest (8848m), is the highest peak in the world. The famous Namche Bazaar is the hub of renown mountaineers mostly from Namche and surrounding villages. They are known as Sherpa, extremely kind, helpful and generous people. You will see so many lovely Sherpa villages on this route, some of them are Syangboche, Khumjung, Khunde, Pangboche, Thyangboche, Pheriche, lobuche. Apart from this you also visiting inside the famous Sagarmatha National Park listed in the UNESCO World Heritage site which is famous not only for high and lofty mountains but for its fauna and flora.
Top Highlight: Everest 8848m - the highest point on earth. The stone-walled fields and houses of ancient villages steeped in history and tradition, golden-roofed monasteries set amid stunning mountain scenery, the Yak and wild animals and of course to see the Sherpas.
The high point in this trek is the majestic view of Mt. Everest and surrounding lofty Himalayan peaks in the back drop of deep blue sky. The grandeur of nature that you see would be one of the most memorable times in your life. After completion of your journey you follow same trail back to Lukla. The trek ends with flight to Kathmandu.
ThemeBest EBC offer
Max Altitude5545 M
Transportationflights and interal transport
MealsAs Per Itinerary
Day 01: Arrive in Kathmandu, Nepal
Arrival in Kathmandu met and transferred to your hotel. Overnight in hotel in Kathmandu. Bed & Breakfast
Day 02: In Kathmandu - Pre trek and tour briefing and sightseeing
Sightseeing tour of Boudanath Stupa, Pashupatinath Temple and Kathmandu Durbar Square. There will be a thorough pre trek briefing by your trek leader in the evening to sort out any last minute queries etc. Overnight in hotel in Kathmandu ‐ Bed & Dinner/Breakfast . Please take note that the weight allowance for the flight ktm/lukla/ktm is 14kgs and weight allowance per person on trek that the porter will carry is also 14kgs.
Day 03: Fly to Lukla and trek to Phakding (2652 M)
Early breakfast and early transfer to the airport. The flight from Kathmandu to Lukla is one of the most spectacular in the world – S.T.O.L. Twin otters fly this route of contrasting country with the snow line of the Himalayan range to the north and rugged foothills of Nepal immediately below and stretching away to the south. The landing at Lukla airstrip (9,184/2,800m) adds considerably to the general excitement of landing on a mountain airstrip. At Lukla we will be met by our Sirdar and the entire trekking crew which includes Sherpas, kitchen staff and porters who will be with us for the duration of the trek. After a sort out and a cup of tea, we begin our trek to Phakding. Overnight at Phakding. 3 to 4 hours walk.
Day 04: Phakding ‐ Namche Bazaar (3440 M)
After three hours of following the banks of the Dudh Kosi River we come to a spectacular suspension bridge, which marks the start of the climb up to Namche. Near the halfway point up the hill views of Everest (29,028’/8,850m) and Lhotse (27,916/8,511m) come into sight. Namche is the most prosperous and largest town in the Khumbu. A traditional – trading center, a market is held every Saturday. The wares on display include grains and vegetables, tennis shoes and trinkets as well as hand woven aprons and Tibetan boots. Thamserku (21,806 ‘6,648m) and Kwangde (20,417/6,224m) loom to the east and west, and the sacred mountain Khumbila (18,729/5,707m) dominates the skyline to the north behind the village. Time – hours. Please take note that this is a tough day but the head Sirdar will liaise with you constantly on how you are feeling and coping with the altitude. You do not required to rush, just make slow pace, you can make it. 5 to 6 hours walk.
Day 05: Namche Bazaar (acclimatization day (3440 M)
A day walk towards Thame (12,467/3,801m) for acclimatization. During an acclimatization day it is important to take some sort of exercise and preferably to gain some altitude before sleeping at the same height for a second night. From Namche we traverse westwards on our acclimatization walk with views of Kwangde (20,806’/6,343m) and the waterfalls, cascading off its flanks into the Bhote Kosi far below. We cross the river higher up and climb up through rhododendron forest to Yak pastures, which Surround Thame. This is the birth place of Tenzing Norgay, the first Sherpa ever to climb Mt. Everest. It is easy to cut it short for anyone finding it hard going. 5 to 6 hours leisure walk.
Day 06: Namche ‐ Tengboche (3867 M)
The trail descends forming a dramatic view of Ama Dablam (21, 9641/6,696m) and Kangtaiga (22,235’/6,779m) flanked by the towering heights of Sagarmatha (the Nepalese name for Everest). Lhotse and Nuptse. Cross the Dudh Kosi at Phungithanga and climb through rhododendron forest to the saddle at the top of the hill. Here lies Tengboche, the main monastery of the Khumbu area. The views from here are unforgettable. Tengboche lies at the base of Kangtaiga and the spur of this ridge affords panoramic views of the main peaks of Khumbu including Everest, Lhotse, and Ama Dablam. 5 to 6 hours walk.
Day 07: Tengboche ‐ Dingboche (4530 M)
Descend from Thyangboche and again cross the Imja Khola, and then trek uphill gradually to Pangboche. There is an interesting Gompa site above the main village. The trekker is in the midst of the Himalaya here, with spectacular views all round. For acclimatization, there is a need to spend two nights around the 14,000’/4,268m level and Dingboche lying in a sheltered spot above the Imja Khola is generally more attractive than Pheriche. It is however, of note that the Himalayan rescue association has their aid post at Pheriche. 5 hours walk.
Day 08: Dingboche (4530 M) - Rest and acclimatization day
A day walk up to Chukung (4730m) is highly recommended. The route gradually ascends to the few scattered stone huts that make up the settlement. To the south are ever changing views of Ama Dablam and to the north the massive walls of the Nuptse ridge and the south face of Lhotse. 5 hours walk.
Day 09: Dingboche ‐ Lobuche (4930 M)
The route past Pheriche slants over a ridge and stays above the village. It joins the trail below Thugla. There are great views of Cholatse (21,129/6,442m) across the valley. After another steep ascent, the trail climbs up and over the terminal moraine of the Khumbu Glacier. Up and along the west lateral moraine of the Glacier, the trail is in parts. Stark and rugged beauty creates almost a moonscape. Camp site at Lobuche, a windswept collection of huts tucked in a narrow meadow between the glacier and the Lobuche peak (20,192/6,156m). Tawache and Nuptse are particularly spectacular from Lobuche, towering almost 2 kilometres directly overhead. Time 5 Hours.
Day 10: Lobuche – Kala Patthar (5545 M) ‐ Gorakshep (5160 M)
The route continues along the north bank of the Khumbu glacial moraine crossing rough boulder fields. Great views of Pumori and all the peaks across on the other side of the glacier. There is a short descent down into a sandy bowl known as Gorak at the foot of Kallar Patter. 4 hours walk.
DAY 11: Gorakshep – Everest Base camp – Lobuche (4930 M)
From Gorakshep there is a short steep descent down the lateral moraine onto the Khumbu glacier. Once on the glacier the route meanders through the Ice bluffs following a well‐worn trail laid down by the yaks supplying base camp. It takes approximately four hours to reach base camp at 5,360M/17,044’. Once at base camp the Sherpas will organize a small Puja, ceremony, with prayer flags and incense to mark your arrival. Great opportunity to take photos on the Khumbu ice fall. The return retraces the route to Lobuche. 7 hours walk.
Day 12: Lobuche ‐ Debuche (3820 M)
Continue your trek down to Debuche. Overnight at Debuche. 5 hours walk.
Day 13: Debuche – Namche Bazaar via Tengboche Monastery visit
Trek to Namche Bazar via the famous Tengboche monastery. Overnight at Namche Bazaar. 5 hours walk.
Day 14: Namche ‐ Lukla (2810m)
Most people head towards Lukla with a heavy heart. There is something very special about the setting, the villages, the peopleof the high Khumbu hills and valleys and it is sad to leave them. After the sharp descent to the Dudh kosi we cross it by the high suspension bridge and then enjoy a pleasant day walking back through the valley villages of Monjo, Benkar and Phakding and then the deceptively long climb leading up to Lukla. Our campsite and lodge are well located and offer a good final resting sport for the one night stay before the early morning departure. This evening a party is organized with our trekking crew during which there is lots of Nepalese dancing and everyone is expected to dance!!! After the party with heavy hearts bid them goodbye. At this point it is recommended that you share some tips with porters and trek staffs. 6 hours walk.
Day 15: Fly Lukla to Kathmandu (40 minutes)
Flights to Kathmandu operate during the mornings before the winds above the Dudh Kosi build up. The take – off is as spectacular as the earlier landing – and then 40 minutes later, Kathmandu. You will be met and transferred to your hotel. Overnight hotel – sharing bed & breakfast basis Just precaution about Flight Condition: Because of weather and technical reasons, the flight to the remote mountain airstrip could be delayed or postponed or cancelled. Therefore, this extra day has been kept as a buffer to ensure your international flight to onward journey not to be affected.
Day 16: In Kathmandu
Day of leisure in Kathmandu. Shopping, good showers or go to barber shop for haircut and shave. Overnight in hotel in Kathmandu ‐ Bed & Breakfast
Day 17: Departure
Red Reach Himalaya Everest Base Camp treks ends. Transfer to airport and hoping to meet you in next holiday trek in Nepal.
- 01. All airport transfers as mentioned in the itinerary
- 02. Accommodation in hotels (as applicable in Kathmandu) on sharing Bed & Breakfast basis
- 03. All meals (breakfast, lunch and dinner) and standard Guest House accommodation during the trek
- 04. Kathmandu ‐ Lukla ‐ Kathmandu airfare
- 05. Porters to carry personal baggage (each 14 kg)
- 06. National park entrance permit, TIMS permit
- 07. Oxymeter to check your pulse and oxygen saturation and heart rate twice daily during the trek (very useful to check Altitude Mountain Sickness (AMS) symptoms). This helps ensure your trek is in the safest hands possible.
- 08. Arrangement of emergency evacuation service (should have insurance for emergency evacuation and will be paid by your travel insurance company)
- 09. A highly experience, helpful, knowledgeable, friendly, English speaking, well‐trained, Government license ‐ holding guide
Cost does not include:
- 01. Entrance fees to the monument during sightseeing tour in Kathamndu
- 02. Personal clothing, lunch and dinner in Kathmandu
- 03 Additional soft & hard drinks,Battery charges and hot shower (US$5) during the trek
- 04. Tips for guide, Sherpa and porters etc
- 05. Your Personal expenses such as (laundry, phone calls, bar and beverage bill, boiled or bottle water, extra porters.)
- 06. Wi‐Fi and internet, charging of batteries
- 07. Personal travel medical insurance should include cover for emergency evacuation including helicopter evacuation (World Nomads recommended)
- 08. Extra expenses due to flight delays, strikes, weather condition or any event out of our control
- 09. Any other services and expenses that are not specifically mention
- Monument Fees in Kathmandu: Pashupatinath Temple US$ 10, Kathmandu Durbar Square US$ 10 and Bhaktapur US$ 15 per person
Dates & Price
Cost in US$ - per person basis. Trek is private / exclusive with private guide and porters.
2 pax US$ 1460 per person
3-5 pax US$ 1375 per person
6-9 pax US$ 1345 per person
10-15pax US$1299 per person
Trek departures as per your choice dates.