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The Everest Base Camp Trek leads you to the powerful mystique surroundings, of the foot of Mount Everest. By going on this trek, you will be following the footsteps of great mountaineers like Reinhold Messner, Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay. It is a trip that you will never forget: thrilling, tough and breathtaking.

The first day of this trek, is already exciting as you will take a mountain flight to Lukla. The continuously climbing and descending the first couple of days are the most challenging. The route goes from west to east, while the rivers and valleys run from north to south. The final part leads you through Khumbu, the home area of the original Sherpa’s.

As you climb through the foothills of the world’s highest mountain, the terrain soars on all sides like jagged shards of glass. The trails are steep and the altitude hangs on your muscles like a diving belt, but the sense of achievement at the end of this trek are amazing.

However, the Everest Base Camp Trek is not a mountaineering expedition or a wilderness survival experience. There are many mountain lodges along the way.

Places You’ll See

Tour Plan

Welcome in Nepal! We will pick you up at the international airport in Kathmandu, and bring you to your hotel in the backpackers area of Thamel.

airport transfer – hotel

After a good night of sleep and hopefully beating the jetlag, we will meet again for a pre-trip meeting. You will be introduced to your mountain guide and we will discuss the itinerary. If you have any questions or requests, please let us know.

Note: please, make sure you bring your passport to the meeting, along with your travel insurance policy. Carry both the original policy and a copy for us. We wil also request you to clear the due balance, if any.

What’s next? You can use this day to adjust to the different timezone, altitude and climate. Also, you can prepare yourself for your trek and do some last shoppings at one of the many outdoor gear shops around your hotel.

breakfast – hotel

Early morning, your guide takes you to Tribhuwan International Airport for the short but scenic flight to Tenzing and Hillary Airport at Lukla (2,804 m). Upon arrival at the airport, your guide will brief you and introduce your sherpa’s before beginning your trek towards Phakding (2,610 m).

After landing we take our time to explore the village while your sherpa crew sorts and loads the trekking equipment. Then we begin the trek by descending towards the Dudh Khosi River where we join the main trail to Namche Bazaar, located just above Chaunrikharka (2,713 m). The walk is easy and after passing through the small village of Ghat (2,550 m) it is a short walk to Phakding.

breakfast – airport transfer – mountain flight – lunch & dinner – mountain lodge

After breakfast, we continue trekking along the banks of the Dudh Khosi. We will be crossing this majestic river many on exciting suspension bridges laden with prayer flags many times. After entering Sagamartha National Park, the trail climbs steeply with breathtaking views.

Namche Bazaar (3,441 m) known as the Gateway to Everest, is home to many quality restaurants, hotels, lodges, shops, money exchanges, internet cafes and bakeries. Namche is one of the biggest villages along the whole Everest trail.

breakfast, lunch & dinner – mountain lodge

We spend a day in Namche, in order to acclimatize and adjust to the thinning of the air.

We can go for a short trek to a museum, celebrating the traditional customs of the Sherpa people. Or, we hike up the Syangboche Airport near Everest View Hotel. From this point, we can get rewarding views of the Himalayas with stunning sunrise and sunset over the panorama of Khumbu peaks.

breakfast, lunch & dinner – mountain lodge

The trek continues along the rushing glacial waters of the Dudh Khosi with magnificent views of the mountains. We trek to an altitude of 3,870 meters today.

On reaching Tengboche, we will see the local monastery. Inside the monastery are incredibly ornate wall hangings, a 20-foot sculpture of Buddha, and the musical instruments and robes of the Lamas. In the evening or tomorrow morning, we can be invited to observe a prayer ceremony.

breakfast, lunch & dinner – mountain lodge

From Tengboche the trail drops to Debuche. Then it crosses another exciting suspension bridge on the Imja Khola, and climbs to Pangboche amongst thousands of mani stones. Our uphill trek continues, taking us to the quaint traditional Sherpa village of Dingboche (4,350 m) with its exquisite views of Lhotse, Island Peak, and Ama Dablam. We take our time so we avoid getting affected by the altitude.

breakfast, lunch & dinner – mountain lodge

Today, we will have another day for acclimatization. We can make a trip to Chhukung valley via the Imja Khola valley, to get a marvellous view of the surrounding mountains. Especially of Lhotse’s massive south wall.

breakfast, lunch & dinner – mountain lodge

The trail continues along the lateral moraine of the Khumbu Glacier, and passes by stone memorials for climbers who have perished on nearby summits. We continue to climb as we are heading to the altitude of 4,910 meters at Lobuche, which is really just a few huts at the foot of giant Lobuche peak. Some breathing problems may arise today, due to the altitude.

breakfast, lunch & dinner – mountain lodge

This is another big and difficult day walk along the Khumbu Glacier and, up to Everest Base Camp (5,364 m). This is the closest we can get to Mount Everest without mountaineering equipment. There will likely be a team about to attempt the summit. The view of the Khumbu Icefall from Base Camp is spectacular. We return back to Gorak Shep (5,180 m) for the night.

breakfast, lunch & dinner – mountain lodge

This will be one of the most difficult yet rewarding days of the trek. Most of morning in this day, we will spend climbing Mount Kala Pattar (5,545 m). This is a small peak by Himalayan standards. The ascend is demanding, but we can get the most magnificent mountain panorama.

Everest (8,848 m), the highest point on the planet, towers directly ahead. And on all sides, loom the other giants: Nuptse, Pumori, Chagatse, Lhotse and countless others. We make a quick descent to Gorak Shep (5,180 m), a tiny hamlet, then trek down to Periche (4,200 m).

breakfast, lunch & dinner – mountain lodge

From Periche, we take a slightly different route down to Orsho, then to Pangboche village. Here is the oldest monastery in the region which contains, what is said to be the scalp and bones of a ‘Yeti’, or the abominable snowman. Leaving the mountains behind us, our descent takes us through Tengboche Monastery (3,860 m) before continuing back to the town of Namche Bazaar (3,441 m). We arrive back to Namche Bazaar in the afternoon.

breakfast, lunch & dinner – mountain lodge

Finally we return to Lukla where the trek began, which will seem like a lifetime ago. We will enjoy the evening, by reflecting on the trek as a group and the personal achievement of all those who took part. Also, you will have the opportunity to explore this town.

breakfast, lunch & dinner – mountain lodge

During the scenic mountain flight to Kathmandu, you can enjoy your last glimpse of the mountains. On arrival in Kathmandu, we will bring you back to your hotel.

In the evening, we would like to offer you and your guide a farewell dinner together in a traditional Nepalese restaurant.

breakfast – mountain flight – airport transfer – farewell dinner – hotel

If it is the final day of your holiday in Nepal, we will bring you back to the international airport. Goodbye friends! We hope that we will meet each other again in the future.

breakfast – airport transfer

What's Included

Airport transfer
All required trekking permits
Experienced mountain guide
Porter per 2 persons (w/ duffel bag)
Domestic flights (Kathmandu <> Lukla)
Hotel in Kathmandu (w/ breakfast) – 3 nights
Mountain lodge during your trek - 11 nights
Breakfast, lunch and dinner during your trek
Salary, accommodations, meals, gear and insurance for all trekking staff
Farewell dinner on your last evening in Nepal
VAT and tourist service charges

What's not Included

International airfare to and from Nepal
Nepal tourist visa
Alcohol, hot and cold drinks
Travel health insurance (that covers rescue & evacuation above 5,000 m)
All other expenses that are not mentioned below 'what's included'

About this region

Everest Base Camp Trek

From $1,495

Destination: Everest
Duration: 12 days
Altitude: 5.000m >
Difficulty: 4/5


Nepal based

Runned by Nepalese

Tailor made travel plans

No mixed groups

Authentic Nepal experience

Nature & culture

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