Everest Base Camp Trek - 14 days
Kathmandu, Nepal, India
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  • Trip introduction

    Climb up to an altitude of over 17,500 ft on a trek to the base of the world's highest mountain, Mt. Everest. Approaching the base camp on a route across the Khumbu Glacier, you'll grab awe-inspiring views of Himalayan peaks such as Mt. Ama Dablam, Mt. Lhotse, Mt. Nuptse and several others. You'll stay in guesthouses at small Sherpa villages along the trail and visit popular landmarks such as the Tengboche monastery and the Everest View Hotel. En route, you'll take detours to hike up the Kala Pattar mountain and the Nangkartshang peak.

    One of the most challenging yet rewarding adventures of all, this trek to Everest Base Camp is recommended to travellers with experience of at least one high-altitude treks in the Himalayas.

    NOTE: Price displayed is per person price for a booking of two travellers.

    Destination

    Before attempting to climb the summit of Mt. Everest, most expeditions camp at the southern base camp of the mountain. The base camp is the furthest that travellers can trek without the use of mountaineering equipment. The approach route to this rudimentary campsite is surrounded by rocky ice and moraine of the Khumbu glacier. From the camp, one can catch photogenic views of higher peaks in the range as well as patches of the Khumbu icefall. The base camp is usually bustling with activity of the expedition teams in the spring season.

    Destination highlights

    • Complete the iconic trek to Everest Base Camp.
    • Climb up to an altitude of 17,500 ft in the Himalayas.
    • Visit Buddhist monasteries and tea houses.
    • Hike up the Kala Pattar mountain and Nangkartshang peak.

    Fine print

    Rules on the trip

    Travellers are required to obtain adventure travel insurance that covers emergency high-altitude rescue and evacuation.

    Travellers are required to carry a copy of their travel insurance, a copy of their passport and 3 passport-sized photos. These documents are required to obtain the necessary permits.

    Travellers are requested to treat the local culture with respect and avoid littering, defacing property and monuments and causing general disturbance.

    Travellers are required to adhere to instructions of the trek leader during the trek to Everest Base Camp.

    Consumption of alcohol and drugs is prohibited during the trek. Consumption of tobacco products and cigarettes is not recommended.

    Cancellation policy

    For cancellations made more than 20 days before departure of the Everest Base Camp trek: 70% refund.

    For cancellations made on or less than 20 days before departure of the Everest Base Camp trek: No refund.

    In case of no show: no refund.

    All refunds will be processed after deducting any transaction charges.

    Additional instructions, booking policies, terms and conditions

    It is recommended that travellers have prior experience of at least one high-altitude trek in the Himalayas before booking this trek to Everest Base Camp.

    A high level of health and fitness is required to book this trek to Everest Base Camp. If you have any cardiac or respiratory conditions, or suffer from knee or spinal problems, please inform the tour operator and consult your doctor before booking this trip.

    Travellers who are not properly acclimatized to the high altitude may be vulnerable to experiencing acute mountain sickness during the trek to Everest Base Camp.

    The tour operator reserves the right to change or cancel the itinerary of this trip due to bad weather conditions or other unforeseen circumstances to ensure maximum safety of travellers and staff. Travellers are required to bear any additional costs arising due to such a change in itinerary.

    The tour operator takes utmost care to ensure safety of the travellers and shall not be held responsible for any mishap, accident or loss of life during the trek to Everest Base Camp.

    Prices displayed may be subject to a foreign currency premium/discount.

    Trip details

    Pick up point
    Kathmandu
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    Drop off point
    Kathmandu
    Mode of transport
    Airplane
    Start point
    Lukla
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    End point
    Lukla
    Time of departure
    10:00 AM
    Time of return
    10:00 AM

    Activity Details

    Total trekking time
    54 hours
    Total distance covered
    103 kms
    Start point elevation
    17600 feet
    Maximum elevation
    18200 feet
    Minimum elevation
    9000 feet
    Average per day distance
    9 kms
  • Day 1 of Everest Base Camp Trek: Arrive at Kathmandu

    Land at the Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu and get transferred to a pre-arranged hotel in the city. In the evening, you'll meet with your trek leader for a quick briefing session regarding the weather, itinerary and equipment for the trek ahead. Overnight at Kathmandu in hotel rooms.

    Day 2 of Everest Base Camp Trek: Kathmandu to Phakding

    Transfer back to the Tribhuvan International Airport for a 35-minute, domestic flight to the Tenzing and Hillary Airport at Lukla. On arrival, you'll meet the support staff of porters and cooks that will accompany you during the trek. As the support staff prepares for the trek, you can explore the small village of Lukla and then begin the trek to Phakding. A relatively easy trail, you'll descend to trek alongside the Dudh Kosi River. Overnight at Phakding in guesthouse.
    /Trekking Everest Nepal Base Camp Kathmandu Himalaya Adventure Travel The Great Next The runway at Tenzing and Hillary Airport at Lukla.

    Day 3 of Everest Base Camp Trek: Phakding to Namche Bazaar

    The trail to Namche Bazaar, today's destination, continues alongside the banks of the Dudh Kosi. Along the way, you'll cross the river multiple times over long, suspension bridges decorated by prayer flags. You'll make a brief stop at the entrance of the Sagarmatha National Park to complete the paperwork and resume the trek to Namche Bazaar, the gateway village of Mt. Everest. Overnight at Namche Bazaar in guesthouse.
    /Trekking Everest Nepal Base Camp Kathmandu Himalaya Adventure Travel The Great Next Yaks at the town of Namche Bazaar.

    Day 4 of Everest Base Camp Trek: Acclimatization Day

    Spend the day at Namche Bazaar to acclimatize to the lower levels of oxygen in the thin air. You'll undertake a short walk to visit the Sagarmatha National Park's museum at the village and the popular Everest View Hotel. Overnight at Namche Bazaar in guesthouse.
    /Trekking Everest Nepal Base Camp Kathmandu Himalaya Adventure Travel The Great Next Views of Mt. Thamserku from Namche Bazaar.

    Day 5 of Everest Base Camp Trek: Namche Bazaar to Tengboche

    Trek uphill to an altitude of over 12,500 ft to the village of Tengboche. The trail continues to follow the waters of Dudh Kosi, fed by melting glaciers higher up in the Khumbu valley. Tengboche is home to one of the largest monasteries in the region. In the evening, you'll visit the monastery to attend a prayer ceremony and view a 20-foot tall statue of Buddha. Overnight at Tengboche in guesthouse.
    /Trekking Everest Nepal Base Camp Kathmandu Himalaya Adventure Travel The Great Next The Tengboche Monastery, one of the largest in the Khumbu Valley.

    Day 6 of Everest Base Camp Trek: Tengboche to Dingboche

    Walking across spectacular views of mountains like the Ama Dablam and Lhotse, you'll continue the trail to Dingboche. Along the way, you'll cross the village of Debuche and take a swinging, suspension bridge over the Imja Khola river. Even as the trail descends for a short period initially, it resumes to take an uphill route until Dingboche. Trek with a slow and steady pace with frequent stops to rest in order to minimize effects of the high altitude. Overnight at Dinboche in guesthouse.
    /Trekking Everest Nepal Base Camp Kathmandu Himalaya Adventure Travel The Great Next Spectacular views of Mt. Ama Dablam to fluttering prayer flags.

    Day 7 of Everest Base Camp Trek: Acclimatization Day

    Take another day to rest and acclimatize to the thinning air at Dingboche. After a morning trek to the Nangkartshang peak just above the village, you'll spend the rest of the day at leisure. Overnight at Dingboche in guesthouse.
    /Trekking Everest Nepal Base Camp Kathmandu Himalaya Adventure Travel The Great Next Trekking on narrow trails to views of Mt. Pumori.

    Day 8 of Everest Base Camp Trek: Dingboche to Lobuche

    Make your way alongside the moraine and ice of the Khumbu glacier. By now, the dense greenery seen during initial days of the trek will have disappeared. Instead, the landscape will be entirely barren with giant boulders and patches of glaciers adorning the trail. Trek with a slow and steady pace with frequent stops to rest in order to minimize effects of the high altitude. Overnight at Lobuche in guesthouse.
    /Trekking Everest Nepal Base Camp Kathmandu Himalaya Adventure Travel The Great Next Sunrise views from the village of Lobuche.

    Day 9 of Everest Base Camp Trek: Lobuche to Gorak Shep via EBC

    Today, you'll trek to the promised land of the Everest Base Camp. In the spring, the base camp will be bustling with expedition teams preparing for an attempt on the summit. This is the furthest you can trek on the slopes of Mt. Everest without the use of mountaineering equipment. After a prolonged trek along the Khumbu glacier, you'll arrive and spend some time at the base camp. Return a short distance away from the base camp to Gorak Shep, a small village at the base of the Kala Pattar peak. Overnight at Gorak Shep in guesthouse.
    /Trekking Everest Nepal Base Camp Kathmandu Himalaya Adventure Travel The Great Next The Mt. Everest peak, highest in the world at 29,028 ft.

    Day 10 of Everest Base Camp Trek: Gorak Shep to Pheriche via Kala Pattar

    Wake up in the early hours of dawn and begin hiking up the slopes of Kala Pattar. After climbing on one of the most challenging routes of the trek, you'll catch a breathtaking mountain panorama of the surrounding peaks including Mt. Everest. Trek down to the base at Gorak Shep and continue onward to today's destination of Pheriche. Overnight at Pheriche in guesthouses.
    /Trekking Everest Nepal Base Camp Kathmandu Himalaya Adventure Travel The Great Next En route to Pheriche, views of Mt. Everest in the background.

    Day 11 of Everest Base Camp Trek: Pheriche to Namche Bazaar

    Continue the descent back from Pheriche. En route, you'll pass the villages of Dingboche and Tengboche before arriving at Namche Bazaar. The effects of high altitude reduce considerably as you trek to lose altitude. Overnight at Pheriche in guesthouse.
    /Trekking Everest Nepal Base Camp Kathmandu Himalaya Adventure Travel The Great Next A chorten near Namche Bazaar.

    Day 12 of Everest Base Camp Trek: Namche Bazaar to Lukla

    Retrace your steps back to the village of Lukla, completing the trek to Everest Base Camp. After a short trek to Lukla, spend the day at leisure, celebrating the end of the trek with your fellow trekkers. Overnight at Lukla in guesthouse.
    /Trekking Everest Nepal Base Camp Kathmandu Himalaya Adventure Travel The Great Next The forest covered Khumbu Valley from Lukla.

    Day 13 of Everest Base Camp Trek: Lukla to Kathmandu

    Take a 35-minute flight back from Lukla to Kathmandu and transfer to a hotel in the city. Spend the rest of the day at leisure. You can visit the local marketplace to shop for souvenirs and gifts or relax in your hotel. Overnight at Kathmandu in hotel rooms.
    /Trekking Everest Nepal Base Camp Kathmandu Himalaya Adventure Travel The Great Next Take a flight back from Lukla to Kathmandu.

    Day 14 of Everest Base Camp Trek: Depart from Kathmandu

    Transfer to the Tribhuvan International Airport and depart for your next destination. Your trip ends here.

    Day 1 - Milestone

    Start point
    Kathmandu
    End point
    Kathmandu
    Day start time
    10:00 AM

    Day 2 - Milestone

    Start point
    Kathmandu
    End point
    Phakding
    Day start time
    07:00 AM
    Trekking distance
    8 kms
    Trekking time
    3 hrs

    Day 3 - Milestone

    Start point
    Phakding
    End point
    Namche Bazaar
    Day start time
    07:00 AM
    Trekking distance
    7 kms
    Trekking time
    6 hrs

    Day 4 - Milestone

    Start point
    Namche Bazaar
    End point
    Namche Bazaar
    Day start time
    07:00 AM
    Trekking distance
    5 kms
    Trekking time
    4 hrs

    Day 5 - Milestone

    Start point
    Namche Bazaar
    End point
    Tengboche
    Day start time
    07:00 AM
    Trekking distance
    9 kms
    Trekking time
    5 hrs

    Day 6 - Milestone

    Start point
    Tengboche
    End point
    Dingboche
    Day start time
    07:00 AM
    Trekking distance
    10 kms
    Trekking time
    5 hrs

    Day 7 - Milestone

    Start point
    Dingboche
    End point
    Dingboche
    Day start time
    07:00 AM
    Trekking distance
    4 kms
    Trekking time
    4 hrs

    Day 8 - Milestone

    Start point
    Dingboche
    End point
    Lobuche
    Day start time
    07:00 AM
    Trekking distance
    12 kms
    Trekking time
    5 hrs

    Day 9 - Milestone

    Start point
    Lobuche
    End point
    Gorak Shep
    Day start time
    07:00 AM
    Trekking distance
    16 kms
    Trekking time
    8 hrs

    Day 10 - Milestone

    Start point
    Gorak Shep
    End point
    Pheriche
    Day start time
    07:00 AM
    Trekking distance
    15 kms
    Trekking time
    7 hrs

    Day 11 - Milestone

    Start point
    Pheriche
    End point
    Namche Bazaar
    Day start time
    07:00 AM
    Trekking distance
    10 kms
    Trekking time
    7 hrs

    Day 12 - Milestone

    Start point
    Namche Bazaar
    End point
    Lukla
    Day start time
    07:00 AM
    Trekking distance
    7 kms
    Trekking time
    6 hrs

    Day 13 - Milestone

    Start point
    Lukla
    End point
    Kathmandu
    Day start time
    07:00 AM

    Day 14 - Milestone

    Start point
    Kathmandu
    End point
    Kathmandu
    Day start time
    07:00 AM
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  • Includes / Excludes

      Includes
    • Travel arrangements in airplane between Kathmandu-Lukla
    • Airport transfers in Kathmandu and Lukla in private vehicle
    • Accommodation in hotel at Kathmandu on twin-sharing basis
    • Accommodation in guesthouses while trekking on twin/multi-sharing basis
    • All meals from breakfast on day 2 to breakfast on Day 13, plus breakfast on Day 14
    • All permits and entry fees
    • Services of experienced trek leader and porters
    • Technical and safety gear required during the trek, if any
    • Duffel bag and sun hat
    • First aid kit
    • All applicable taxes
    • Rates are inclusive of any international payment transfer fees.
      Excludes
    • Travel between base city and Kathmandu
    • Lunch and dinner, during stay in Kathmandu
    • Adventure travel insurance (mandatory)
    • Nepal visa arrangements and costs
    • Baggage in excess of 15 kg onboard domestic flight to Lukla
    • Personal expenses like tips to staff, additional meals or beverages etc.
    • Any costs arising due to unforeseen circumstances like bad weather, road blocks etc.
    • Anything not mentioned in inclusions
    • Any additional cost due to fluctuations based on international currency exchange rates at the time of booking

    What to Wear

      What to Wear
    • Full-sleeved t-shirts/shirts
    • Light-weight, expedition thermal tops and bottoms
    • Fleece jacket or pullover
    • Water and wind-resistant shell jacket and trousers
    • Synthetic sports bras (for women)
    • Nylon hiking shorts
    • Down jacket
    • Soft and hard shell trekking pants
    • Full-length track pants/trousers
    • Wool or synthetic hat
    • Liner gloves and heavier shell gloves
    • Liner and heavy-weight socks
    • Water-resistant trekking shoes
    • Light-weight shoes or sneakers
    • Gaiters
    • Balaclava or skull cap
      What not to Wear
    • Expensive jewellery and gadgets
    • Hard luggage like suitcases, trolley bags etc.
    • Tight-fitting or uncomfortable apparel

    Equipment / Gear

      We Provide
    • Private vehicle for airport transfers
    • Technical and safety gear required during the trek, if any
    • Duffel bag and sun hat
    • First aid kit
      You need to get
    • Daypack (with rain cover)
    • Sleeping bag
    • ID proof
    • Water bottle
    • Sunglasses (with UV protection)
    • Sunscreen lotion and lip balm
    • Head torch/lamp (with spare bulb)
    • Neck warmer
    • Small padlock or combination lock
    • Large plastic bags
    • Toilet paper
    • Trekking/hiking poles
    • Small ear plugs
    • Camera (with extra batteries)
    • Personal toiletries
    • Dry snacks (dry fruits, protein/granola bars etc.)

    Medical Kit

    • Specific personal or prescribed medication
    • Personal first-aid kit
  • Day 1 of Everest Base Camp Trek: Arrive at Kathmandu

    Overnight at Kathmandu in hotel rooms.

    Arrive at Kathmandu and spend the day at leisure. You'll be accommodated in standard rooms in a three-star hotel on twin-sharing basis. Since no meals are included in today's package, you'll need to spend extra to have meals at any of the restaurants in Kathmandu.

    Day 2 of Everest Base Camp Trek: Kathmandu to Phakding

    Overnight at Phakding in guesthouse.

    Travel to Lukla via a 35-min, domestic flight. You'll need to pay extra luggage costs if you desire to carry items exceeding 15 kgs. After the first trek of the trip to Phakding, you'll be accommodated at Phakding in guesthouses on twin-sharing basis. If unavailable, accommodation may be changed to dormitory-style rooms on multi-sharing basis. Today's meal package includes breakfast, lunch and dinner.

    Day 3 of Everest Base Camp Trek: Phakding to Namche Bazaar

    Overnight at Namche Bazaar in guesthouse.

    Trek to Namche Bazaar, the gateway to Everest and the last town on the trail to house ATMs, cafes, shops, bakeries, banks and several facilities. You'll be accommodated at Namche Bazaar in guesthouses on twin-sharing basis. If unavailable, accommodation may be changed to dormitory-style rooms on multi-sharing basis. Today's meal package includes breakfast, lunch and dinner.

    Day 4 of Everest Base Camp Trek: Acclimatization Day

    Overnight at Namche Bazaar in guesthouse.

    Take a day to acclimatize to the high altitude at Namche Bazaar. You will be accommodated at Namche Bazaar at the same guesthouse as yesterday. Today's meal package includes breakfast, lunch and dinner.

    Day 5 of Everest Base Camp Trek: Namche Bazaar to Tengboche

    Overnight at Tengboche in guesthouse.

    Make the trip from Namche Bazaar to Tengboche and visit one of the largest monasteries in the Kumbhu Valley. You'll be accommodated at Tengboche in guesthouses on twin-sharing basis. If unavailable, accommodation may be changed to dormitory-style rooms on multi-sharing basis. Today's meal package includes breakfast, lunch and dinner.

    Day 6 of Everest Base Camp Trek: Tengboche to Dingboche

    Overnight at Dingboche in guesthouse.

    Continue trekking from Tengboche to Dingboche. You'll be accommodated at Tengboche in guesthouses on twin-sharing basis. If unavailable, accommodation may be changed to dormitory-style rooms on multi-sharing basis. Today's meal package includes breakfast, lunch and dinner.

    Day 7 of Everest Base Camp Trek: Acclimatization Day

    Overnight at Dingboche in guesthouse.

    Take a day to acclimatize to the high altitude at Dingboche. You will be accommodated at Dingboche at the same guesthouse as yesterday. Today's meal package includes breakfast, lunch and dinner.

    Day 8 of Everest Base Camp Trek: Dingboche to Lobuche

    Overnight at Lobuche in guesthouse.

    Resume trekking amidst the rocky ice and moraine of the Khumbu glacier and head towards Lobuche. You'll be accommodated at Lobuche in guesthouses on twin-sharing basis. If unavailable, accommodation may be changed to dormitory-style rooms on multi-sharing basis. Today's meal package includes breakfast, lunch and dinner.

    Day 9 of Everest Base Camp Trek: Lobuche to Gorak Shep via EBC

    Overnight at Gorak Shep in guesthouse.

    After a week of trekking, you'll visit the Everest Base Camp and return to Gorak Shep. You'll be accommodated at Gorak Shep in guesthouses on twin-sharing basis. If unavailable, accommodation may be changed to dormitory-style rooms on multi-sharing basis. Today's meal package includes breakfast, lunch and dinner.

    Day 10 of Everest Base Camp Trek: Gorak Shep to Pheriche via Kala Pattar

    Overnight at Pheriche in guesthouse.

    Retrace your steps to the village of Pheriche. You'll be accommodated at Pheriche in guesthouses on twin-sharing basis. If unavailable, accommodation may be changed to dormitory-style rooms on multi-sharing basis. Today's meal package includes breakfast, lunch and dinner.

    Day 11 of Everest Base Camp Trek: Pheriche to Namche Bazaar

    Overnight at Namche Bazaar in guesthouse.

    Descend to lower altitudes on a downhill trail to Namche Bazaar. You'll be accommodated at Namche Bazaar in guesthouses on twin-sharing basis. If unavailable, accommodation may be changed to dormitory-style rooms on multi-sharing basis. Today's meal package includes breakfast, lunch and dinner.

    Day 12 of Everest Base Camp Trek: Namche Bazaar to Lukla

    Overnight at Lukla in guesthouse.

    Complete the trek to Everest Base Camp as you return to Lukla. You'll be accommodated at Lukla in guesthouses on twin-sharing basis. If unavailable, accommodation may be changed to dormitory-style rooms on multi-sharing basis. Today's meal package includes breakfast, lunch and dinner.

    Day 13 of Everest Base Camp Trek: Lukla to Kathmandu

    Overnight at Kathmandu in hotel rooms.

    Board a domestic flight to Kathmandu and spend the day at leisure. You'll be accommodated in standard rooms in a three-star hotel on twin-sharing basis. Today's meal package includes breakfast only. However, you can spend extra to have meals at any of the restaurants in Kathmandu.

    Day 14 of Everest Base Camp Trek: Depart from Kathmandu

    Your trip ends by late morning.

    Check-out and transfer to the Tribhuvan International Airport. Today's meal package includes breakfast only. However, you can spend extra to have meals at any of the restaurants in Kathmandu.

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