To see the top of the world near the eye distance, you should do Everest Base Camp Trek. Every nature lover has a dream to see Everest once in their life. So lots of people come to do Everest Base Camp Hike.
|Maximum Altitude||5,643 m (18,514 ft)|
|Trip Duration||14 Days|
|Group Size||1 to 30|
|Best Time||March-May, and Sep-Dec|
|Start / End Point||Kathmandu/Kathmandu|
|Activity Per Day||4-6 hrs walking(Approx.)|
|Nature of Trek||Teahouses/Lodge|
That’s why it’s a well-known trekking trail of Nepal. Among the eight highest peaks of Nepal, you will see four of them. They are Mt Everest(8848m, Mt.Makalu(8470m), Mt.Lhotse(8516m) and Cho Oyu(8201m).There are dozens of peaks which are above 6000m and below 8000m.
Where is Everest located?
Mount Everest is located on the border of Himalayas country Nepal and Tibet(27°59’ North latitude, 86°55’ East longitudes). The south face of Everest lies in the Nepal and North face of Everest situated in Tibet.
Everest is situated in the Mahalangur Himalayan Range of Nepal. This Mahalangur Himalayan range is rich in the tallest mountain. Because it has 4 tallest mountains in the world.
Mt. Everest is known as Sagarmatha in the Nepali language. Tibetan identification is ‘Chomolungma’. It is also called the third pole. The peak derived its name from the land Surveyor-General ‘Sir George Everest’ who was the first person to locate the exact position of the peak.
In the Tibet side, Mt.Everest is situated in Tingri Country of the Xigaze area.
Nepal is Everest base camp and is popular with trekking as well as Mount Everest expedition.
Everest Base Camp is the gateway for all the climbers that attempt to climb the highest summit.it is the most famous trekking location that holds a long history of pride, glory, and tragedy too. It will lead you to the best viewpoints on earth likeKala Patthar (5555 m). Along with that, you will also be able to witness the unbelievable and magnificent view of Mt. Everest and other nearby mountains. This trek will give you a lifetime experience of the pictorial Khumbu valley.
If you have around2 weeks of holidays for Nepal, then you can do Everest Base Camp Trek 12 days. A round flight from Lukla is the way to make Everest trek short. But we need to have around one day extra. If we can not fly out from Lukla at a written time because of the weather problems, then we need to wait for another day.
There are lots of reasons that you should do Everest trekking. Here is 7 reason Why you should Everest Base Camp Hike.
- It’s a chance to see the roof of the world from near the Eye
- Watch the sunset from Kala Patthar over the Mount Everest and Lhotse
- Experience the culture of Brave Sherpa People
- It great chance to see 4 of 14 highest peak to see
- To take an experience of World Dangerous Flight(Lukla flight)
- To explore Sagarmatha National Park
- Experience the 360-degree mountain view
|Days||Itinerary||Altitude in ft||Hour|
|Day 01||Arrival at Kathmandu||1300m/4265ft||NA|
|Day 02||Sightseeing and Trek Preparation||1300m/4265ft||NA|
|Day 03||Fly to Lukla and Trek to Phakding||2652m/8699ft||4 hr|
|Day 04||Trek to Namche Bazaar||3440m/11283ft||7 hr|
|Day 05||Acclimatization Day||3440m/11,250ft||NA|
|Day 06||Namche to Tengboche||3860m/12660ft||5 hr|
|Day 07||Trek to Dingboche||4410m/14464ft||6 hr|
|Day 08||Acclimatization Day||4260 m/13,930ft||7 hr|
|Day 09||Dingboche to Lobuche||4910m/16105ft||6 hr|
|Day 10||Trek to Everest Base Camp(5364m/17594ft) and back to Gorak Shep||5180m/16990ft||7 – 8 hr|
|Day 11||Hike to Kala Patthar and back to Pheriche Gorakshep||4210m/13810ft||8 hr|
|Day 12||Pheriche to Namche Bazaar||3440m/11,250ft||7-8 hr|
|Day 13||Trek to Lukla||2886 m/9,337ft||8 hr|
|Day 14||Fly to Kathmandu||1300m/4265ft||8 hr|
Detailed Day Wise Itinerary
Day 01: Arrive at Tribhuvan International Airport Kathmandu
A man with our company banner will welcome you at Tribhuvan International Airport, Kathmandu. Our Airport Representative will be standing with a sign of our company just in front of the terminal hall.
From that point, you’ll be escorted to the hotel with our air representative using our private transfer. Your accommodation is in Thamel( a touristic town) for Day 1. Upon your remaining time, you can spend by doing trekking gears, or you can visit nearby Thamel.
We used to make a short meeting with our client and related guide also before the same day if the client is interested.
- Guest House
- 6:30 AM
- Breakfast only
- 210 Km
Day 02: Kathmandu Valley Sightseeing Tour and Preparation for the trek
2nd day, You’ll have a free day for city sightseeing around Kathmandu and shopping in Thamel.
You can shop for trekking accessories and gears if you don’t have gears. There are varieties of trekking gear shops where you can shop at low to high prices as well as rent. We’ll arrange a city if you’re interested in doing it.
Overnight in Kathmandu.
Day 03: Fly to Lukla and Trek to Phakding (2652m/8699ft)
Walking Distance – 8 km, Duration: 4 hours
3rd day, the beginning day of trek to Base Camp of Everest. We will make an early morning wake up to make Kathmandu to Lukla flight using a Twin Otter plane. We’ll wake up early in the morning and be ready for a quick breakfast at your hotel before driving to the airport for Lukla flight.
This short exciting flight offers you a great glimpse of the Himalayan range. It will be a 35 minutes flight to reach Lukla from TIA Airport.
Lukla is the gateway to the Khumbu Region Trek. Upon landing Lukla, we will meet our porter and start hiking to the Phakding village.
The Phakding village is situated at (2,600m/8,500ft) from sea level on the banks of the Dudh Kosi river. On the way to Phakding, we’ll see a glimpse of the distinctive triple-peaked summit of Kusum Kanguru. Enjoy the first night in Khumbu with comfortable accommodation at one of Phakding’s Village guest houses. Breakfast, lunch, and dinner are included.
Day 04:Phakding to Namche Bazaar (3440m/11283ft)
Walking Distance – 10 to 12 km, Duration: 6-7 hours
4th day, trek to Namche Bazaar and today we’ll gain 640m/ 2,099 feet elevation. We will walk up the banks of the Dudh Kosi, crossing it twice by small suspension bridges before reaching the village of Monjo. From Monjo, we’ll enter the Sagarmatha National Park.
The Sagarmatha National park is home to a staggering variety of Himalayan flora and fauna, and you’re sure to enjoy trekking through sweetly scented evergreen forests composed of blue pine, deodar, and rhododendron flowers.
After crossing a final suspension bridge at the junction of the Dudh Koshi and Bhote Koshi rivers, you’ll hike uphill for about 2 hours before reaching Namche Bazaar.
The Namche Bazaar is the unofficial capital of the Khumbu region which is situated at 3,440m/11,286ft.This is a prosperous trading town and the capital of the Khumbu Region. Many Tibetans cross the nearby border to trade their wares here, and the local market is a fascinating spectacle. Namche Bazaar is a good place to buy real Tibetan artworks.
Day 05:Acclimatization Day – Hike to Everest View Hotel (3,962m/12995ft)
Walking Distance – 3 to 4 km, Duration: 3-4 hours
On the 5th day, it is reserved for acclimatization. As we ascend to higher elevations for base camp, we need to adjust to the low oxygen levels. Fortunately, there’s a lot to see and do in the colorful commercial hub of Namche Bazaar.
So today we will aim to climb high and sleep low. After breakfast, We’ll take a short walk up to the Sherpa Museum. The Sherpa museum is just below (3,600m/ 11,800 ft). This will help you to understand somehow of the cultural sights you’ll encounter along the trail.
We will return to our lodge in Namche for lunch. After lunch, you can also visit Kancha Sherpa, who is the last remaining Sherpa climber from the 1953 Everest Expedition. We can also visit Everest Photo Gallery which can provide some inspiration for your own photographs.
Mainly, make sure to visit the Hotel Everest View. Because of the Everest View Hotel, Khumbu is regarded as the highest elevation hotel in the world. That hotel offers great scenes of its Namesake mountain from each window. Go back to Namche and overnight at a guesthouse in Namche Bazaar.
Day 06:Namche to Tengboche (3860m/12660ft)
Walking Distance – 10 to 11 km, Duration: 5 hours
On the 6th day, we’ll trek to Tengboche. Around 5 hours walking( 10 to 11km) from Namche Bazaar, we’ll be in Tengboche Village.
The Tengboche village is well known due to Tengboche Monastery. It is the spiritual center of the Khumbu. From Namche Bazaar, the Everest trail contours around the side of the valley high above the Dudh Kosi River. Today on the way, we will get our first really good views of the great peaks of the Khumbu: Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse, and Ama Dablam and many more peaks.
Day 07:Tengboche to Dingboche (4410m/14464ft)
Walking Distance – 11 to 12 km, Duration: 5-6 hours
On the 7th day, we stroll to Dingboche. The distance will be 12 km approximately and it takes roughly 5 hours. We will make an initial descent down through Rhododendron trees; the trail crosses a new suspension bridge just beyond Deboche.
1 hour walking from Deboche, we’ll be in Pangboche. The Pangboche is an excellent viewpoint for Ama Dablam Himal. This village was badly damaged in the 2015 earthquake. On the way to Dingboche, you’ll catch a picture along a trail lined with prayer flags and bordered by mani walls. Contouring up the valley side, we will re-cross the river and turn up the Imja Valley to reach the picturesque farming village of Dingboche at (4,410m/ 14,465ft). There are a few internet cafes, some nice lodges, and some new bakeries.
The Dingboche is Known as the “summer valley” of the Everest region as it experiences summer rains from the monsoon. Upon arrival at Dingboche, you can check-in at an internet café or enjoy a bite to eat from one of the local bakeries. Stay 7th overnight at Dingboche.
Day 08:Acclimatization Day- Hike to Nagarjun hill and return (4410m/14464ft)
Walking Distance – 11 to 12 km, Duration: 5-6 hours
The day 8th, we’ll acclimatize at Dingboche. Instead of rest, we will do a hike today for acclimatization before heading to Base Camp on Everest. So We will make a morning ascent of the ridge which sits behind Dingboche and we will try to ascend up to (4,900m/16,000ft).
This worthwhile hike gives us great views of Island Peak (6,189m/ 20,305ft), Tabuche (6,367m/ 20,890ft), and Ama Dablam (6,856m/22,495ft) primarily and secondarily it is way to acclimatization.
In the afternoon, We’ll descend back to Dingboche. If you’re interested in attending a class about high altitude acclimatization at the hospital, we can go to Pheriche(4,200/13,780ft). It takes approximately 1 hour from Dingboche which is run by the Himalayan Rescue Association. On the 8th night on Everest, we’ll stay overnight at Dingboche.
Day 09:Dingboche to Lobuche (4910m/16105ft)
Walking Distance – 11 to 12 km, Duration: 5-6 hours
Today is the 9th day and we’ll trek up to Lobuche (4910m/16105ft). The walking distance will be 11 to 12 km and it takes 5 hours approximately. Today you’ll see Lhotse, Ama Dablam, Lingtren, Pumori, and Khumbutse on the way to Lobuche. By asking your trekking guide, you can recognize them easily.
Due to the higher altitude, the trek will move more gradually and be more challenging afterward Dingboche. On that day, We’ll pass Dungla. Before reaching Lobuche you’ll see some memorial stupas. These stupas are dedicated to the climbers and trekkers who lost their lives to Everest over the years.
The Lobuche is a small settlement of lodge from where trekkers can catch amazing views of Mt. Lobuche, Mt. Pumori, and the Nuptse peak.
We’ll rest in the afternoon for the next day to Gorak Shep.
Day 10: Lobuche to Gorak Shep (5180m/16990ft) – Everest Base Camp (5364m/17594ft) and back to Gorak Shep
Walking Distance – 14 to 15 km, Duration: 7-8 hours
10th, early morning we will trek to Gorak Shep. This is the most awaited day of the entire EBC trek. We will stroll towards Gorak Shep. After leaving Lobuche, we will get a sight of the Khumbu Glacier. The trail to Base Camp has gradual ups and downs. Hiking becomes rough as when we will be near to Gorak Shep. Because we’ll have to walk over a large rock with up and down structure.
Three hours’ stroll from Lobuche, we will reach Gorak Shep. The Gorak Shep is located 5,180m/17,126ft from sea level. It is the location of the 1953 Everest Expedition’s base camp. With breath-taking mountain views alongside, we can also enjoy seeing Snowcocks and Choughs.
But some of the trekkers climb Kala Pattar at noon (5,545m/ 18,188ft) and next morning hike to EBC.
Upon reaching Gorak Shep, it definitely will take some hour rest. We’ll store our luggage where we booked a hotel for tonight and afterward we will move to our dream destination, the Everest Base Camp.
To avoid altitude problems, we will walk slowly afterward to Gorak Shep than before. When we reach the top of Khumbu Glacier, a mesmerizing view of the Khumbu Icefall will be in front of us.
Few hours walk from the top, finally, we will be in the Everest Base Camp, 5364m. Regards yourself as a lucky man who is standing at Everest Base Camp. The Everest Base Camp is immensely beautiful itself though we can see majestic views of Mt. Nuptse, Pumori, and Khumbuste.
After spending some time at the base camp, we will trek down to Gorak Shep.
This night will be a challenging night for you as it is above 5000m. Overnight in Gorak Shep.
Day 11: Gorakshep – Kala Patthar (5545m/11283ft) then trek back to Pheriche (4210m/13810ft)
Walking Distance – 13 to 14 km, Duration: 7-8 hours
On the 11th morning, we’ll hike to the top elevation viewpoint in the Everest Region for the sunrise view over the massive giant mountains. That is called Kala Pattar. Normally it takes 2 hours to reach Gorak Shep.
As the Kala Patthar is the highest elevation of the entire EBC journey, from here we can get the best view of the tallest peak. From the Kala Pattar viewpoint, the scenery of Mount Everest, Nuptse, Khumbu Icefall, Lhotse, and Pumori and Changtse is eye-catching.
After enjoying Kala Pattar, we will go back to Gorak Shep. We’ll pack our bags and move down the trail back to Pheriche Village. Pheriche is a small rural community that serves as a popular stop for trekkers. Overnight at Pheriche.
Day 12: Pheriche to Namche (3440m/11283ft)
Walking Distance – 14 to 15 km, Duration: 7-8 hours
Today is the longest trek among the entire trip. As we aimed to trek to Namche, we should walk 7 hours approximately to pass a 15 km distance. Even though it’s a long-distance camp today, it will be easier to walk than in previous days. Because you’re descending to a lower altitude (Namche) from Upper altitude(Pheriche).
The trail from Pheriche to Namche is a busy trail. During the walk, you’ll encounter lots of trekkers, guides, climbers, and porters.
There are so many suspension bridges throughout the day. We will get Namche bypassing dense forests and varying landscapes. Several ups and downs trials will make me more tired today. But the naturally beautiful things on trial such as Himalayas views, diverse flora and fauna can help to forget it.
After the strenuous hike today, we will reach Namche Bazaar. Overnight day 12 at Namche.
Day 13: Namche to Lukla (2800m/9184ft)
Walking Distance – 14 to 15 km, Duration: 8-9 hours
Today’s the last day of the EBC Trip. We will trek down to Lukla, the place from where we started our adventure journey.
Trek to Lukla which will be around 8 hours walk.
Try to check out by around 8 am at Namche Bazar. Because today is the longest trek during the entire trip. We should pass 18 to 19km trails which are ups and down structures.
The journey of today goes through Manjoo-Benkar-Phakding-Lukla. We will cross several suspension bridges that are hanging over the Dudh Kosi river before touching Lukla. Upon arrival at Lukla, stay in your hotel.
Day 14: Flight from Lukla to Kathmandu
Today is our trekking completion day in the Everest region. Early morning we will enter the Lukla Airport for Kathmandu flight. Try to get a window seat for an enchanting aerial view of the entire region. During the flight, you’ll be able to recognize peaks. The Himalayas are promising. Bid them a farewell.
Finally, we will arrive at the Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu. From Kathmandu airport, we will transfer you to your hotel. You can spend the rest of the day at your leisure. Overnight in Kathmandu.
If you have queries and will need more information on our Everest Base Camp Trek Itinerary, you can contact us.
- Private transfers for your international flight 2 times (arrival/ departure).
- 2 nights accordion in Kathmandu with breakfast
- Kathmandu – Lukla – Kathmandu flight
- Meals on Trekking (B, L, D) during mention trekking days.
- Sagarmatha National Park Entry Park and Local Entry Permits
- Experienced English Speaker License Holder Local Guide for 12 days.
- 1 Strong Porter for on the basis of 2 guests for 11 days.
- All expenses of Guide and Porter Including their Insurance and Foods
- Local transfers for your domestic flights 2 times
- First Aids Kit with Pulse Oximeter.
- Duffel Bag.
- 13% Government VAT and official charge.
How high is Mt. Everest?
The height of Mt. Everest is 8848m(29028.87 ft) from sea level. That’s why its called top of the world or Roof of the world.
What is the other name of Everest?
The other popular name of Everest is Sagarmatha( Nepali Name), Chomolungma (Tibetian), and Third Pole in English.
How long does it take to do the EBC Trek?
It depends on the weather and your Physical fitness. Normally it takes 12-14 days to go base camp and back to Kathmandu. Within 12 days to complete on a 130km round-trip. It takes 8 days to get to Base Camp and 4 days to get back down to Lukla where 2 days is for acclimatization.
What is the accommodation like on the trek?
EBC trekking is based on tourist standard lodges, known as tea houses. Though you can do Camping trek, Everest tea houses are comfortable and enjoyable too.
Basically, at the lower altitude of Khumbu, you’ll get more amenities on lodges/tea houses whereas at a higher altitude you’ll get low amenities. In fact, the quality of lodges will decrease with altitude increase.
Package Name: Everest Base Camp
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|No. of people||Price Per Person|
|4 - 6||USD 1135|
|7 - 9||USD 1098|
|10 +||USD 1080|
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