Everest Base Camp Trek 14 Nights / 15 Days

Trip Factors

    Trip duration: 15 Days
    Grade: Moderate to fairly challenging
    Activity: Cultural sightseeing tour and Trekking
    Starts in: Kathmandu
    Ends in: Kathmandu
    Trek type: TH (Tea House / Lodge)
    Accommodation: Tea Houses/Local lodge and Hotels
    Transportation: Flight and private vehicle
    Max Altitude: 5545m

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Tour Package Description

Getting to an elevation of 5,545m, Everest Base Camp Trek is an achievement. After a day exploration of the treasure troves in Kathmandu this trek begins with the electrifying flight to the airport in Lukla, which hangs on the edge of the cliff at 2,860m. While penetrating through the floral and faunal biodiversity of Sagaramatha National Park, the trial winds through the magnificent forests of rhododendron, magnolia and firs. The gateways to scattered highland hamlets are adorned with Buddhist prayers engraved mani walls and fluttering prayer flags.

The stunning landscapes and the breathtaking views of Himalayan giants including Mt. Everest [8,848m], Mt. Lhotse [8,586m], Mt. Cho Oyu [8,188m] and Mt. Ama Dablam [6,812m] among others are frequent rewards throughout the Everest Base Camp trek. Visit to sacred Himalayan Monasteries including the one at Tengboche and encounter with the culture of native Sherpa families are astounding cultural highlights of this trek. Getting closer to colossal Everest, Kalapattar [5545m] is a breather offering the best view Everest and the fantastic glacial walk to the Everest Base Camp which lies at the foot of the Khumbu Icefall make the trek absolutely worthwhile.

Source: EH Nepal


Day 1 Arrive Kathmandu
Day 2 Sightseeing tour of Boudhanath, Pashupatinath & Patan
Day 3 Flight to Lukla & trek to Phakding [2,656m]
Day 4 Trek to Namche [3,450m]
Day 5 Rest day in Namche
Day 6 Trek to Debuche [3,770m]
Day 7 Trek to Pheriche [4,252m]
Day 8 Rest day in Pheriche
Day 9 Trek to Lobuche [4,930m]
Day 10 Trek to Gorak Shep [5,184m], Visit Everest Base Camp [5,357m]
Day 11 Early morning climb Kala Pattar [5,545m] and Trek back to Pheriche [4,252m]
Day 12 Trek to Namche [3,450m]
Day 13 Trek to Lukla [2,860m]
Day 14 Flight to Kathmandu
Day 15 Depart Kathmandu

  • All meals during trek
  • Accommodation during trek in local lodge/Tea house(standard rooms-non attached bathrooms)
  • Kathmandu/Lukla/Kathmandu airfare
  • English speaking local expert guide, porters(ratio:2 members=1 porter) during the trek
  • Sagarmatha National park fees
  • Trekkers' Information Management System fees(TIMS)
  • Airport transfers in private vehicle
  • 3 nights’ accommodation in kathmandu in  twin sharing with breakfast only
  • Sightseeing tour in Kathmandu with English Speaking local guide and entry fees
  • Equipment clothing for porter & staffs
  • Insurance for all staff & porters
  • Nepal visa
  • International flight & any other airfares
  • Extra baggage charge if any(weight allowance 12kg+3 kg in domestic flight)
  • Personal gears & clothing (available on hire)
  • Tips for Guide, porters, drivers etc.
  • Any expenses incurred in emergency evacuation/road block due to any reason
  • Personal expenses such as table drinks, snacks while walking, hot water/shower, internet, telephone etc during trek.
  • Clients insurance and Medical expenses

Day 1 Arrival in Kathmandu and transfer to hotel.

It’s a panoramic thrill flying into Kathmandu on a clear day. The views of snow-capped mountain peaks sprawling down below you are almost ecstatic, beginning a whole chain of memorable experiences that stay with you for a long, long time. And as your plane lands at Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu, our waiting support team will meet and greet you at the arrivals and escort you to your hotel. Welcome drinks will be served and over night at your hotel.

Day 2 Sightseeing tours of Boudhanath, Pashupatinath & Patan

Kathmandu is the historical and cultural heart of Nepal and has been a popular destination for tourists ever since Nepal opened its doors to visitors. The city presents a wonderful mix of Hinduism, Tibetan Buddhism and Western influence. There will be a guided tour to the largest Buddhist stupa in Nepal Boudhanath and after that to the most popular Hindu shrine dedicated to Lord Shiva- Pashupatinath. We take a tour to Patan or Lalitpur (the City of Artisans), which is 5km away from Kathmandu. We walk through Patan Durbar Square, and delight in the architectural wonders of Malla era. Mahaboudha Temple, Kumbeshwor Temple, Krishna Temple and Golden Temple are the major attractions at the square.

Day 3 Flight to Lukla - Trek to Phakding [2,656m]

A scenic flight of thirty minutes from Kathmandu brings us to Lukla, cliff hanging airport in Khumbu from where the treks in Everest Region begin. After meeting the crew, we head up the Dudh Koshi Valley on a well-marked trail and then stay overnight in Phakding.

Day 4 Trek to Namche [3,450m]

From Phakding, we cross and re-cross the river on high suspension bridges. Beyond Monjo is the entrance to the Sagarmatha National Park which was set-up in order to protect and preserve the fragile mountain environment. We then take a steep hike to Namche. If the weather is clear, we get the first glimpse of Mt Everest. Namche is the main trading village in the Khumbu and has a busy Saturday market - a meeting place for the Hindu traders from the lowlands and the Tibetan yak caravans that have crossed the glaciated Nangpa La.

Day 5 Rest day in Namche

Namche is tucked away between two ridges amidst the giant peaks of the Khumbu and has an abundance of lodges, tea shops and souvenir shops. It is an ideal place to spend a day, acclimatizing to the new altitude before heading off towards Tengboche. To acclimatize, you visit Khunde Hospital set-up by Sir Edmund Hillary, or take a one hour walk up to the Everest View Hotel above Namche for the sunset view of Ama Dablam, Nuptse, Lhotse and Everest. There are also good views from the National Park Centre and Museum just above the town.

Day 6 Trek to Debuche [3,770m]

From Namche, the trail contours on to the side of the valley, high above the Dudh Kosi. We get our first really good views of the great peaks of the Khumbu including Mt Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse and Ama Dablam. Passing by several villages and numerous tea shops, we descend steeply to a bridge over the river at Phunki Tenga. The village is an ideal stopover for lunch. Here we can rest before making the steep climb to Tengboche. Although the hike up the zigzag path is tiring, it presents us with many beautiful sights of rhododendron bushes with beautiful birds and superb mountain scenery. Tengboche is famous for its legendary monastery, the largest in the Khumbu. A spectacular panorama of Everest, Lhotse and Ama Dablam rising in the horizon can be seen from here. From Tengboche, you will descend downhill through a forest to reach Debuche where you will have overnight. 

Day 7 Trek to Pheriche [4,252m]

We descend downhill through a forest, cross the Imja Khola and climb steadily to the village of Pangboche. This village is directly opposite Ama Dablam [6,812 m], and has exceptional views of the mountain, with the gompa, mani walls and scattered pine trees in the foreground. A further two hours walk brings us to Pheriche.

Day 8 At Pheriche

A day for rest and acclimatization. We also get to wander up the valley to look at a lake, the Tshola Tsho and the perpendicular walls of Cholatse and Tawache. We can climb up onto the ridge overlooking Dingboche for the view of the Imja Valley and the incredible south face of Mt.Lhotse.

Day 9 Trek to Lobuche [4,930m]

We continue up the wide valley beneath the impressive peaks of Cholatse and Tawache on the left. We then turn right and take a steep climb towards the foot of the Khumbu Glacier. The tea house at Duglha is a good spot to have lunch. The trail zigzags up through the boulders of the glacier's terminal moraine. At the top of this climb there are many stone cairns, built as memorials to the many Sherpas who have died while climbing Mt Everest. The path then climbs gently along the glacier, to eventually reach the cluster of houses at Lobuche. 

Day 10 Trek to Gorak Shep [5,184m], Visit Everest Base Camp [5,357m]

A very early start is required to reach Gorak Shep. The trail offers superb views of the surrounding mountains, especially where the path is forced to rise to cross a tributary glacier. We stop for lunch at Gorak Shep. Later in the afternoon, we make our way to the Everest Base Camp. It takes several hours as the trail weaves its way through ice pinnacles and past the crevasses of the Khumbu Glacier. On the return leg, we can take a higher route to get a spectacular view of the Khumbu icefall and the route to the South Col. We return to Gorak Shep. 

Day 11 Early morning climb Kala Pattar [5,545m] and Trek back to Pheriche [4,252m]

A very early start is required to reach the Kala Pattar [5,545m]. Way to Kala pattar is steep trail so we will take comfortable pace to reach on the top. The view from the top of Kala Pattar is one of the finest views of mighty Everest. You can also see Lingtren, Khumbutse and Changtse mountains. We will spend some time on the summit and stroll back to our camp at Gorak Shep. We will have lunch and descend down to Pheriche.

Day 12 Trek to Namche [3,450m]

Today’s trek is mostly downhill. We continue to follow the river and, after crossing it, climb back up through birch and rhododendron forest to Tengboche. Kwangde, Tawache, Everest, Nuptse, Lhotse, Ama Dablam, Kantega and Thamserku are just a few of the Himalayan giants to be seen. From Tengboche we descend to the bridge over the Dudh Kosi. At Phunki Tenga, we get to see the water driven prayer wheels, before making our way back to Namche. 

Day 13 Trek to Lukla [2,860m]

Our final day's trekking follows the Dudh Kosi down to Lukla. This last evening calls for a celebration. We have a party with our sherpa guides and porters. We sample some chang (local beer) and try out some Sherpa dance steps. Altogether an end to a memorable trip on a merry note.

Day 14 Fly to Kathmandu

We pack up early and head for the airstrip to hop a flight back to Kathmandu On touchdown, the rest of your day is free to do your own things. You could do some last minute shopping and packing, or send a few post cards home or even go down for a stroll to Thamel, an internationally known hub for tourists in Asia.

Day 15 Depart Kathmandu

Our Nepalese support team will take you to the airport for your flight home. (Or stay longer for short tours such as game drive at National parks, do some wild-water rafting, a Tibet tour or even mountain biking, etc- please ask us).

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