Everest Base Camp Trek
Kathmandu, Nepal, India
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  • Trip introduction

    The Everest Base Camp trek is an adventure of a lifetime as it takes you through the breathtaking landscapes of Nepal. Stretched over 15 days, during this trip you’ll trek through rich forests of oak and rhododendron, passing through rivers and valleys and a whole bunch of tiny Pahari Villages. As your journey progresses, you’ll even get a chance to meet and interact with the native Sherpas and experience the rustic way of life.

    The highlight of this adventure is climbing to the Kalapathar to catch panoramic views of Mount Everest and Mount Lhotse. Besides this, throughout your journey, you’ll be exposed to the icy mountain peaks of Nuptse, Thamserku, Mahalangur and Pumori amongst many others.

    Although not the easiest of mountain treks, this one offers you enrichment on a whole new level, from exposing you to the stark landscapes of the Himalayas, to even offering you an insight to its culture, this trek is a magical experience for anyone who dares to embark upon it.

    Destination

    For the Everest Base Camp trek, you’ll travel to the Himalayan mountains of Nepal. Within the mountains, your trek route will mainly take place within the Sagarmatha National Park – that is now declared as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. As you’ll travel through many forested regions you’ll witness many endangered species of plants and animals – some of which include the stealthy snow leopard, the Red Panda and the Himalayan Tahr.

    You’ll begin from Kathmandu, from where you’ll first fly to Lukla, before starting your spectacular journey. Over the next 7 days your journey will encompass travelling to Phakding, Namche Bazaar, Tengboche, Dingboche, Lobuche, Gorakshep before embarking on your return journey.

    For the majority of this trek you’ll be staying in lodges, and while in some places you might have access to private bathrooms and hot shower facilities, it is guaranteed throughout the trek.

    Destination highlights

    • Explore the mountainous beauty of the Himalayas through this invigorating Everest Base camp trek.
    • Imbibe the Nepalese culture and way of life.
    • Catch many gorgeous views of the Himalayas.
    • Traverse magical landscapes.
    • Feel the pride of trekking for such long durations.
    • Visit the monastery where Tenzing Norway lived as a monk.
    • Enjoy the thrill of catching a golden sunset from the highest point of this trek.

    Fine print

    Rules on the trip

    Participants must adhere to the instructions of the trip leader/guide at all times during the Everest Base camp trek.

    Consumption of alcoholic beverages/drugs is not permitted during the Everest Base camp trek.

    Littering or any damage to natural habitats is strictly forbidden during the Everest Base camp trek.

    Cancellation policy

    For cancellations made 7 days prior to the departure date of the Everest Base camp trek: 100% refund minus bank charges and GST.

    For cancellations made between 6 to 4 days prior to the departure date of the Everest Base camp trek: No refund, but you can choose to go on another trek at a later date.

    For cancellations made 3 days prior to the departure date of the Everest Base camp trek: No refund.

    All cancellations should be notified a week before the departure date of the Everest Base camp trek.

    Above and beyond all cancellation fees/charges by the operator and The Great Next, you will be charged international payment transfer fees. Please check with us what these charges will be for this trip.

    Additional instructions, booking policies, terms and conditions

    For the Everest Base camp trek pick up and drop off facilities from the Tribhuvan International Airport are provided.

    The Everest Base camp trek is a 14 day journey, however an extra buffer day is provided in case of delays due to weather or unforseen conditions. All the additional expenses incurred for the buffer day (Day 14) have to be borne by the traveler.

    It is mandatory for participants of the Everest Base camp trek to carry a complete travel and medical insurance for this trip.

    For the Everest Base camp trek as flight to and from Lukla are based on weather conditions, you may encounter delays or even cancellations.

    All participants should carry adequate cash in local currency for tips or additional meals.

    Any additional expenses that occur due to unforseen circumstances during the Everest Base camp trek have to be borne by the participant.

    The operator cannot be held responsible for any loss, damage, accident or death that occurs during the Everest Base camp trek.

    All prices in this package are subject to fluctuations based on international currency exchange rates at the time of booking.

    Trip details

    Pick up point
    Tribhuvan International Airport
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    Drop off point
    Tribhuvan International Airport
    Mode of transport
    Private vehicle
    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
    56 hrs
    Total distance covered
    88 kms
    Start point elevation
    4593 feet
    Maximum elevation
    18192 feet
    Minimum elevation
    4593 feet
    Average per day distance
    9.5 kms
  • Day 1 of the Everest Base camp trek: Arrival in Kathmandu

    You'll arrive in Kathmandu today and from the airport the representative will take you straight to the hotel where you can rest and relax. If you need to buy anything you can visit the Kathmandu market. By night return to your hotel room for an early night in.

    Day 2 of the Everest Base camp trek: Flight from Kathmandu to Lukla and trek to Phakding

    You'll begin your day early today as you'll first catch a short 35 minute flight to Lukla. Once you land in Lukla, you'll begin a short but refreshing trek towards Phakding. This trek encompasses trailing through Nepali Villages, catching sight of mountain tops, passing though green meadows, jungles and more. Once you reach Phakding you'll check into a traditional tea house or trekking lodge. You'll spend the rest of the day exploring around and at night you'll feast on filling dinner before you sleep.

    Day 3 of the Everest Base camp trek: Trek from Phakding to Namche Bazaar

    Today's day begin with an early rise followed by a healthy breakfast as your prepare for your trek towards Namche Bazaar. As Namche Bazaar stands at a high altitude, your route will mainly consist of green mountain trails, passing by the Dudhkoshi River and traversing through a dense forest. Between your trek, you'll stop at Monjo for lunch. As your journey progresses you'll even catch glimpses of Mount Everest and Mount Lhotse. Once you reach Namche Bazaar, you'll check into a hotel for the night.

    Day 4 of the Everest Base camp trek: Acclimatization in Namche Bazaar

    As you've entered into a height altitude region, you'll mainly spend your day resting and acclimatizing. However, to get an idea and feel of this place and culture you can visit the Namche Monastery, the Namche market or even stop by the Namche Museum. If you trek a little higher spectacular views of Everest and Lhotse can be seen. At night you'll return to the hotel for rest.

    Day 5 of the Everest Base camp trek: Trek from Namche Bazaar to Tengboche

    Today's you'll trek upto the Tengboche, which a small but high altitude valley located within these mountains. You'll endure a moderately difficult route, however once you reach the destination you'll be rewarded by its serene beauty. Surrounded by spectacular views you'll get to see the mighty Mount Ama Dablam and enjoy exploring around its meadows and forests. You'll then spend the night in a local lodge.

    Day 6 of the Everest Base camp trek: Trek from Tengboche to Dingboche

    Today's journey takes you to the gorgeous region of Dingboche. For this journey you'll begin your day early with a healthy breakfast. You'll start with a trek towards the Pangboche Village, where you'll also stop for lunch. From there you'll proceed towards Pheriche catching glorious views of Mount Ama Dablam along the way. From Pheriche, you'll travel to the Imja Valley and catch sight of the Lobuche River. From here you'll encompass a steep hike till Dingboche. Once you reach Dingboche you'll check into a lodge for the night.

    Day 7 of the Everest Base camp trek: Rest day in Dingboche

    Today once again you'll spend the day acclimatizing your body to this regions high altitude climate. You'll meet and interact with local folks, hike to nearby places or even try trekking up to Chhkung Ri to catch panoramic views of the valley if you like. In the evening, you'll return to the lodge for dinner and sleep.

    Day 8 of the Everest Base camp trek: Trek from Dingboche to Lobuche

    Today's journey is long but non-strenuous as you make your way towards Lobuche. You'll first start with a trek to Dughla, during which you'll catch gorgeous views of mountain peaks such as Mount Pumori, Mount Nuptse, Mount Cholatse and Mount Thamserku. After passing the Khumbu Glacier, you'll catch views of the high mountains such as Khumbutse, Lingtren, Pumori and Mahalangur. Once you reach Lobuche you'll either check into a hotel or a lodge.

    Day 9 of the Everest Base camp trek: Trek to Everest Base camp and night at Gorakshep

    Today's journey takes you to the most awaited Everest Base camp. You'll begin your day early with a filling breakfast before embarking on a trek first to Gorakshep. Conducted on a glacier, this route offers you chilling feeling as you make your way through. Once you reach Gorakshep you'll gear up for your trek towards the Everest Base camp. During this journey you'll encompass many glacial routes, frozen waterfalls and gorgeous mountain views. But the real magic lies once you reach the base camp. From you'll have a clear view of the Khumby Icefall, not to mention the mighty Everest and Lhotse. After catching these views you'll then trek back down to Gorakshep, where you'll spend the night in a lodge.

    Day 10 of the Everest Base camp trek: Trek to Kalapatthar for sunrise and then trek down to Pheriche

    To get the best views of Mount Everest, today's journey takes you though the famous Kala Patthar. Although it will prove to be the most difficult experience during this journey, it is still the most rewarding one. Thus, after a steep climb, from atop the Kala Patthar you'll catch astounding views of many of the mighty Himalayan Ranges, not to mention a direct view of the peak of Mount Everest. After absorbing these magical views you'll then begin your descent which takes you all the way back to Pheriche. It will be long but easy trail back down. Once you reach Pheriche you'll spend the night in a local lodge.

    Day 11 of the Everest Base camp trek: Trek from Pheriche to Namche Bazaar

    As today marks your return journey, this trek will take you back to Namche Bazaar. The longest of all days you'll encounter a series of descends and ascends. Although, your trek from Pheriche to Tyangboche to the River Valley will be an easy one. After that you'll experience only a few steep slopes. Once you reach Namche Bazaar you'll check into a hotel or lodge for the night.

    Day 12 of the Everest Base camp trek: Trek from Namche Bazaar to Lukla via Phakde

    Today you'll make your way back to Lukla via Phakde. An easy and fast journey, once again you'll trek along the Dudhkoshi River and pass through rustic Nepali villages and jungles. Once you reach Lukla you'll check into a lodge for the night.

    Day 13 of the Everest Base camp trek: Flight to Kathmandu

    You'll wake up early today and proceed to the airport to catch your flight back to Kathmandu. During your 35 mins flight you can catch gorgeous views of the beautiful valley before. Once you reach Kathmandu you'll be transported back to the hotel where you can spend the rest of the day just relaxing.

    Day 14 of the Everest Base camp trek: Buffer day OR Departure from Kathmandu and trip end

    Kept as a buffer day in case of any delays in during the past 13 days of the trip or difficulty in flying back to Kathmandu on Day 13. However, if this day is utilized, the additional costs of staying (in a lodge or hotel - wherever you are at that point in time), eating and additional travel or medical expenses will be borne by the traveller. If not used, you'll be dropped back to airport by the representative from where you can catch your flight back home. And your trip ends here.

    Day 15 of the Everest Base camp trek: Depart from Kathmandu and trip end

    If the buffer day is used, then this is your last day, where in you'll be dropped back to the airport by the representative from where you can catch your flight back home. 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
    6.5 kms
    Trekking time
    5 hrs

    Day 3 - Milestone

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

    Day 4 - Milestone

    Start point
    Namche Bazaar
    End point
    Namche Bazaar
    Day start time
    07:00 AM

    Day 5 - Milestone

    Start point
    Namche Bazar
    End point
    Tengboche
    Day start time
    07:00 AM
    Trekking distance
    6 kms
    Trekking time
    4 hrs

    Day 6 - Milestone

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

    Day 7 - Milestone

    Start point
    Dingboche
    End point
    Dingboche
    Day start time
    07:00 AM

    Day 8 - Milestone

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

    Day 9 - Milestone

    Start point
    Lobuche
    End point
    Gorakshep
    Day start time
    07:00 AM
    Trekking distance
    11 kms
    Trekking time
    8 hrs

    Day 10 - Milestone

    Start point
    Gorakshep
    End point
    Pheriche
    Day start time
    04:00 AM
    Trekking distance
    13 kms
    Trekking time
    8 hrs

    Day 11 - Milestone

    Start point
    Pheriche
    End point
    Namche Bazar
    Day start time
    07:00 AM
    Trekking distance
    14 kms
    Trekking time
    8 hrs

    Day 12 - Milestone

    Start point
    Namche Bazar
    End point
    Lukla
    Day start time
    07:00 AM
    Trekking distance
    14 kms
    Trekking time
    8 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

    Day 15 - Milestone

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

      Includes
    • Airport pick up and drop off service in Kathmandu
    • Round trip from Kathmandu to Lukla
    • Trekking porter (1 porter for 2 pax)
    • Breakfast from Day 2 to Day 14
    • Lunch from Day 2 to Day 13
    • Dinner from Day 2 to Day 13
    • Evening snacks
    • 3-star hotel accommodation in Kathmandu on a sharing basis
    • Lodge accommodation during the trek on a twin sharing basis
    • Sleeping bags
    • Private bathroom and shower facility in Phakding
    • Down jacket, trekking duffle bag and trekking map during the trek
    • Sagarmatha National Park Permit fee
    • TIMS (Trekking Information Management System) fee
    • First aid medicine kit
    • Trekking guide
    • Rates are inclusive of any international payment transfer fees
    • All applicable taxes
      Excludes
    • Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu
    • Personal expenses
    • Travel insurance (compulsory)
    • Extra meals or accommodation in Kathmandu outisde of the itinerary
    • Tips for guide and porter
    • International flights to and from Kathmandu
    • Rescue, repatriation, medicines, medical tests of hospitalization expenses
    • Nepal entry visa fee
    • Additional costs for accommodation, travel and food during the buffer day
    • Any additional cost due to fluctuations based on international currency exchange rates at the time of booking
    • Anything not mentioned in the inclusions

    What to Wear

      What to Wear
    • Down jacket
    • Ear muffs
    • Cotton socks
    • Woollen socks
    • Good gripped trekking shoes
    • Spare laces
    • Camp shoes
    • Gaiters
    • Gloves
    • Heavy waterproof gloves
    • Full sleeved t shirt
    • Trekking pants
    • Woollen sweater
    • Thermal innerwear
    • Night clothes
      What not to Wear
    • Expensive jewelry and watches
    • Hard luggage
    • Slippers or sandals
    • Jholas or sling bags

    Equipment / Gear

      We Provide
    • Sleeping bags
    • Down jacket, trekking duffle bag and trekking map during the trek
    • Sagarmatha National Park Permit fee
    • TIMS (Trekking Information Management System) fee
    • First aid medicine kit
    • Management system
      You need to get
    • Backpack/duffel bag (40 litres)
    • 2 waterbottles of 1 litre each
    • Mosquito repellent
    • Dry Snacks
    • Sunblock
    • Toiletries
    • Light towel
    • Camera
    • Headlamp/LED torch
    • UV protected sunglasses
    • Sun cap
    • Cold cream
    • Combination lock for bags
    • Basic first aid kit
    • Large plastic bags
    • Daypack (20 litres)
    • Trekking poles
    • Ear plugs
    • Binoculars
    • ID proof with copies
    • 2 passport size photographs
    • Extra money in local currency for tips, food or additional expenses
    • Plate, spoon, coffee mug and lunch box

    Medical Kit

    • Please carry specific personal or prescribed medication, personal first-aid kit.
  • Day 1 of the Everest Base camp trek: Arrival in Kathmandu

    Overnight in hotel.

    Depending on your flight time, you'll arrive in Kathmandu today. From the airport a representative will come to collect you and drop you to the hotel, where you'll spend the night in a twin sharing room. No lunch or dinner is provided today, so do pick up something when you visit the market. Please do carry adequate money in local currency for tips, additional meals or extra expenses that may arise during this trip.

    Day 2 of the Everest Base camp trek: Flight from Kathmandu to Lukla and trek to Phakding

    Overnight in lodge.

    You'll begin your day early today with breakfast in Kathmandu before flying to Lukla. From Lukla you'll start your trek towards Phakding. Today's package also includes lunch and dinner. While on the trek your meals will be fresh and will consist of dishes that best suit your system in high altitude climates. For lunch you'll have Pahari style dals, steamed rice, tawa roti, cooked vegetables and salad with chutney. You'll also be given bhaji, chapati with chocolates and seasonal fruit. For dinne

    Day 3 of the Everest Base camp trek: Trek from Phakding to Namche Bazaar

    Overnight in lodge.

    You'll begin your day with a healthy breakfast which typically consists of oat meal served with fresh milk and fruits, with options of eggs and mashed potatoes with curd or spiced vegetables. After trekking for the whole day spend the night in Namche Bazaar in a twin sharing lodge. Besides breakfast you'll also be offered lunch and dinner. Also, throughout your trekking journey you'll be offered snacks of seasonal fruits from Namche and Lukla.

    Day 4 of the Everest Base camp trek: Acclimatization in Namche Bazaar

    Overnight in lodge.

    After spending the day exploring around Namche Bazaar, return to your lodge for the night. Today's package includes all 3 meals of breakfast, lunch and dinner.

    Day 5 of the Everest Base camp trek: Trek from Namche Bazaar to Tengboche

    Overnight in lodge.

    After trekking for the whole day spend the night in Tengboche in a twin sharing lodge. Today's package includes all 3 meals of breakfast, lunch and dinner.

    Day 6 of the Everest Base camp trek: Trek from Tengboche to Dingboche

    Overnight in lodge.

    After trekking for the whole day spend the night in Dingboche in a lodge. Today's package includes all 3 meals of breakfast, lunch and dinner.

    Day 7 of the Everest Base camp trek: Rest day in Dingboche

    Overnight in lodge.

    After exploring around Dingboche for the day, return your lodge for the night. Today's package includes all 3 meals of breakfast, lunch and dinner.

    Day 8 of the Everest Base camp trek: Trek from Dingboche to Lobuche

    Overnight in lodge.

    After trekking for the whole day spend the night Lobuche in a twin sharing lodge. Today's package includes all 3 meals of breakfast, lunch and dinner.

    Day 9 of the Everest Base camp trek: Trek to Everest Base camp and night at Gorakshep

    Overnight in lodge.

    After trekking for the whole day spend the night in Gorakshep in a twin sharing lodge. Today's package includes all 3 meals of breakfast, lunch and dinner.

    Day 10 of the Everest Base camp trek: Trek to Kalapatthar for sunrise and then trek down to Pheriche

    Overnight in lodge.

    After trekking for the whole day spend the night in Pheriche in a lodge on a twin sharing basis. Today's package includes all 3 meals of breakfast, lunch and dinner.

    Day 11 of the Everest Base camp trek: Trek from Pheriche to Namche Bazaar

    Overnight in lodge.

    As today marks your return journey you'll trek back down to Namche Bazaar for the night, where you'll spend it in the same or different lodge. Today's package includes all 3 meals of breakfast, lunch and dinner.

    Day 12 of the Everest Base camp trek: Trek from Namche Bazaar to Lukla via Phakde

    Overnight in lodge.

    After trekking for the whole day spend the night in Lukla in a lodge on a twin sharing basis. Today's package includes all 3 meals of breakfast, lunch and dinner.

    Day 13 of the Everest Base camp trek: Flight to Kathmandu

    Overnight in lodge.

    Eat a healthy breakfast and transfer to the aiport where you'll catch a flight back to Kathmandu. No lunch is provided today so please do buy something along the way or when you visit the market. You'll return back to your hotel room for the night.

    Day 14 of the Everest Base camp trek: Buffer day OR Departure from Kathmandu and trip end

    Overnight in lodge/hotel./ Your trip ends here.

    Technically the last day of your journey, so you'll be offered a delicious breakfast at the hotel in Kathmandu before being dropped off to the airport. However, as it is also a buffer day, if used, no meals or accommodation is provided.

    Day 15 of the Everest Base camp trek: Depart from Kathmandu and trip end

    Your trip ends before nightfall.

    In case the buffer day is used, today will be the last day of your trip. You'll be offered a healthy breakfast at your hotel in Kathmandu before being dropped off to the airport. Your trip ends here.

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