Tour Details

  • 16 Days(s)

  • Guide

  • English

  • 5550 M

overview

Be part of an extreme adventure trek while walking through the foot of the world's highest mountain, Mt. Everest (8,848 m). The 16-Days Everest Base Camp Trek is the trip of a lifetime, an experience that is close to achieving Nirvana.

The Everest Region located in the northeastern province of Nepal is home to numerous snowcapped, towering mountains. Besides the exhilarating trip, the Everest Base Camp Trek has a lot more to offer like sacred glaciers, deep valleys and gorges, ancient settlements, and icefalls.

The trek has been rated as the best adventure trips for travellers seeking thrill and adventure, so if you're looking for an ideal destination, then look no further.
Passing through the mystical Sherpa villages on the way, the 16-day trek is a mix of cultural and spiritual experiences which test your stamina and strength.

On the way, trekkers will come across the mountainous villages of Nepal like Phakding, Namche Bazaar, to name some.

Namche Bazaar, the old trading place of Sherpas, will have your breath taken. The location is full of classic restaurants, lodges, cafeterias, bakeries, and local shops.

While on the trail, vacationers, are likely to come across rhododendron, pine trees, hemlock, fir trees, and fern. The region is also home to rare species of animals like red panda, ghoral, snow leopard, musk deer, Himalayan tahr, blue sheep, and yak. The birds found in the forests of the Everest region are Impeyan pheasant, black kite, Himalayan Blood Pheasant, bearded vulture, Himalayan Griffon, Red-billed and Yellow-billed chough.

It might be uncomfortable to walk as we ascend the higher altitudes with lower temperature. It's a natural phenomenon, but necessary precautions should be taken by consulting your trekking guide.

The scenic beauty of the mountains around you will motivate you to walk. While walking through the Everest Region, you are likely to see mountains like Lhotse (8,516 m), Cho Oyu (8,188 m), Nuptse (7,861 m), Ama Dablam (6,812 m), Thamserku (6,623 m), and many other Himalayan glaciers.

Trekking to Everest Base Camp is not just a simple trekking excursion; it is a dream that everyone has. Observe the natural panoramic view of the Himalayas and experience the beauty of rare species of plants, birds and animals in Khumbu at the Sagarmatha National Park. The Everest Base Camp Trek will leave a mark in your memories until the end of your days.

Best time to visit Everest Base Camp

Autumn

This season is the most favourable time to visit the Khumbu region and climb up to the Everest Base Camp. Between September and November, the weather has a steady pattern, cleaner air, and minimum precipitation.

The hotels are full, and everyone is hospitable. If you are planning for a trek, this is the best season to visit the Everest Base Camp.

Spring

March, April, and May are the busier months for people in the Khumbu region. The days are warm; weather is stable, which favours climbing.

During this time of the year, EBC is full of climbers and tents. It's an incredible view from Everest View Hotel, Namche Bazaar, and Kala Pathar.

In the lower regions, the forest is blooming with rhododendrons, and the terraced fields turn green.

Summer

The months from June to August are filled with snow and rain. The visitors are less in comparison to other time of the year although some of the most beautiful days occur during this season.

The afternoons are usually scheduled with rainstorms and snowfall in the upper regions. Flights to and from the Lukla airport are cancelled for days due to the weather.

Winter

The months from December to February are coldest ones, with shortest days which makes it difficult for trekking.

The population in the Khumbu region also decreases as people move down to warmer areas during winter.

Tour Highlights

  • Transportation via Himalaya Lukla Flights
  • Enter Namche Bazaar, the gateway to Mt. Everest, and experience the Sherpa culture
  • Sagarmatha National Park
  • The Everest View Hotel and Syangboche Airport lie at the height of 3,850 m
  • Visit Tengboche Monastery, panoramic view of Mt. Everest, Ama Dablam, Lhotse, and Lhotse Shar, etc.
  • Kala Patthar (5,550 m) and Nagkartsang (5,100 m) viewpoint
  • Everest Base Camp (5,364 m)
  • Khumbu Icefall and Khumbu Glacier

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Itinerary

  • 01
  • 3 Star Hotel

Arrive at the Tribhuwan International Airport (TIA) in Kathmandu enjoying the mesmerizing view of snow-capped peaks below you. The sight marks the beginning of a new chain of events which will stay with you forever. Staff will be there to receive you and drop you off the hotel.

After checking in, take rest or make a quick visit to the office. A welcome dinner party will be hosted by the company where you'll be briefed about your trek.
Stay overnight at the hotel in Kathmandu.

Meals: Welcome dinner.

  • 02
  • 3 Star Hotel

Following breakfast, you commence your trip with a tour of the Kathmandu Valley starting with the UNESCO World Heritage Sites within the city.

Pashupatinath Temple

This ancient Hindu temple is located on the banks of the Bagmati River and is dedicated to the Hindu god Lord Shiva.

Boudhanath Stupa

This stupa is one of the largest in the world and lies in the northeastern side of Kathmandu.

Swayabhunath Stupa

This historical site is popular among travellers as the Monkey Temple and lies atop a hill in the western part of Kathmandu.

Kathmandu Durbar Square

This historic site preserves the ancient Nepalese architecture and art. The palace in the area dates back to the 12th century during the reign of the Malla Dynasty. Meet your guide at the office and make preparations for the Everest Base Camp Trek. Stay overnight at the hotel in Kathmandu.

Meals: Breakfast.

  • 3-4 Hours
  • Guest House

Head to the airport to catch the first flight to Lukla which takes exactly 30 minutes. Enjoy the view of the majestic mountains in the Himalaya Range along the plane.

Meet the trekking crew in Lukla and move up the Dudh Koshi River Valley following the trail to Phkading.

Stay overnight at the Teahouse in Phakding.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner.

  • 6-7
  • Guest House

Continue moving north following the Dudh Koshi River and reach Jorsale where you enter the Sagarmatha National Park.

Take a short hike to the suspension bridge at the junction of Nangpo Tsangpo (Bhote Koshi) and Imja Drangpa (Imja Khola). Then talk a 2 hours long walk upwards toward Namche Bazaar.

Namche Bazaar is a Sherpa town in the Khumbu region and is an important trading centre of the place with a weekly Saturday market.

Stay overnight at Teahouse in Namche Bazaar.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner.

  • 05
  • Guest House

Today we let your body rest and undergo acclimatization (adjust to the change in environment). Take an acclimatization walk and explore the village.

Namche Bazaar is situated between two giagtic mountains in the Khumbu region.  

Options for a walk include a short visit to Khunde Hospital or take an hour-long hike to the Everest View Hotel above Namche Bazaar to enjoy the view of Ama Dablam, Lhotse, Nuptse, and Mt. Everest.

Stay at overnight at the Teahouse in Namche Bazaar.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner.

  • 5-6 Hours
  • Guest House

From Namche Bazaar our we start our journey around the side of the valley, high above the Bhote Koshi river.

On the way, you can the mesmerizing view of the snow-capped peaks in the Khumbu region, including Mt. Everest, Nuptse, Lhotse, and Ama Dablam.

Climb to the left to reach Mong-La (3,900 m) for lunch. After lunch drop down for the Phungi Thanga river and then ascend for 30 mins to reach the night's lodge in Phortse. Phortse is best known for its famous Sherpa climbers.

Stay at overnight at the Teahouse in Phortse.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner.

  • 5-6 Hours
  • Guest House

After the breakfast head up for Dingboche (4,400 m) watching the spectacular views of Ama Dablam, Mt. Everest, Mt. Lhotse, Thamserku, Kusum Kangaroo, and other mountains.

After a 4 hr walk, reach Pangboche village and have lunch. The place is known for its Sherpa settlement.

Continue heading up for Dingboche, watching the stunning view of Ama Dablam ahead of you.

Stay at overnight at the Teahouse in Dingboche.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner.

  • 08
  • Guest House

Today we rest and let our body acclimatize. Go out for an acclimatization walk around the Dingboche area. Take photos of the valley and mountains.

Stay at overnight at the Teahouse in Dingboche.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner.

  • 5-6 Hours
  • Guest House

Today we walk below Mt. Cholatse (‎6,440 m) and Mt. Tawache (6,501 m) on the left. Take a left then climb up towards the base of the Khumbu glacier, passing many Tibetan stone memorials raised by Sherpas to honour the dead in Mt. Everest.

The trail then moves towards to cluster of home at Lobuche (4,920 m).

Stay at overnight at the Teahouse in Lobuche.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner.

  • 8-9 Hours
  • Guest House

Walk for straight 3 hrs to reach Gorakhsep (5,180 m) where we have lunch. After the lunch walk towards the Everest Base Camp (5,364 m) which takes 5-6 hours.

Once at the Everest Base Camp respect the surrounding beauty enjoy yourself, take photos, in conclusion, make the best of the moment.

Return to Gorakshep.

Stay at overnight at the Teahouse in Gorakshep

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner.

  • 9-10
  • Guest House

Wake up early and walk towards the Everest region's most beautiful viewpoint, Kala Pathar (5,550 m). Enjoy the sunrise from Kala Pathar and the panoramic view of Mt. Everest.

Return to Gorakshep for breakfast and then walk downhill to reach Thulka. After Thulka descend into Pheriche (4,240 m).

Stay at overnight at the Teahouse in Pheriche.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner.

  • 6-7 Hours
  • Guest House

You once again walk down the Imja Khola, passing through Pangboche (3,985 m) and then to Tengboche (3,860 m) and then to Tengboche Monastery.

The monastery is one of the most significant religious sites in the Khumbu Valley and also a viewpoint of Ama Dablam, Lhotse and Mt. Everest.

Stay at overnight at the Teahouse in Tengboche.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner.

  • 5-6 Hours
  • Guest House

After breakfast head down for the Phunki Thanga river, and then climb uphill to reach Kyanjima (3,630 m). After Kyanjima, it's a straight walk. It's now easy to descend downhill walk towards Jorsalle (2,740 m). Ten minutes away from Jorsalle is Monzo (2,800 m).

Stay at overnight at the Teahouse in Monzo.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner.

  • 6-7 Hours
  • Guest House

Pass through the villages like Phakding, Ghat, and Choplung along the way to reach the airstrip at Lukla.

Stay at overnight at the Teahouse in Lukla.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner.

  • 30 Min
  • 3 Star Hotel

Wake up early and catch the first flight back to Kathmandu.

Stay at overnight at the Hotel in Kathmandu.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner.

  • 16
  • None

Final day in Nepal. Our staff will guide you to the airport as per the details of your flight and bids you farewell and best wishes for your blight back home.

Meals: Breakfast.

What’s included/excluded

Included in the Cost

  • Airport pickup and drops via a private vehicle
  • Hotel accommodation in Kathmandu including breakfast
  • Teahouse accommodation during the trip
  • Meals (breakfast, lunch, and dinner) of the trek
  • Welcome and Farewell dinners
  • Ground transportation on a private vehicle according to the itinerary
  • An experienced, English-speaking trek guide with an authentic government license
  • Porter service (1 porter)
  • Staff costs include their salary, insurance, domestic airfare, equipment, food, and accommodation
  • Down jackets and Sleeping bags (must be returned after the trek)
  • Trekking bag, duffel bag, the office's printed t-shirt, and map are for you to take
  • All government paperwork and trekking permits (TIMS and National Park Permit)
  • Medical kit (carried by the trek guide)
  • All government and local taxes

Excluded from the cost

  • Travel Insurance
  • Rescue flight (air ambulance, helicopter rescue)

cancellation

Notice of cancellation shall be submitted by the client and sent in writing via mail with an authentic reason(s), and follow the refunding procedure.

Cancellation of Trekking/Tour/Hiking

  • In case of cancellation before 30 days ahead of the trip's departure date, 15% of the entire trip's cost will be charged as cancellation fee. The rest will be adjusted from the client's next trip or will be refunded after subtracting the processing charge issued by Nepal Rastra Bank
  • In case of cancellation 15 days before the trip, 25% of the total cost is the fee. Other procedures remain the same as above.
  • In the case of 7 days before the final date, the client must pay 40% of the cost.
  • In case of cancellation within the week or upon arrival in Kathmandu, there will be no refunds. Due payments should be claimed following a legal procedure.

Good to know

Have the required trekking permits. Trekkers must have their TIMS (Trekking Information Management Systems) card before trekking. The card was first issued in Jan 2008 by Nepal Tourism Board (NTB) andTAAN (Trekking Agency's Association of Nepal), to keep the details of trekkers.

The card is issued at the price of $10 of organized trekkers and $20 for individual trekkers and can be obtained from govt. registered companies or departments of NTB and TAAN. 

Important Clothing Items

  • Lightweight cotton pants, a wrap-around skirt, and shorts
  • warm down fibre filled jacket
  • night track tops, pants
  • cotton t-shirts, flannel t-shirts
  • long-sleeved cotton shirt, in case of sunburn
  • pair of gloves
  • sun hat
  • beanie with ear flops
  • thermal undergarments, woollen shirts, thick sweater
  • raincoat - poncho style to protect the backpack

Footwear

  • lightweight walking boots 
  • thick outer woollen socks
  • thin inner socks

Other Equipment

  • small daypack - 25 litres
  • small headlamp/torch/flashlight
  • water bottle (2 litres)
  • personal medical supplies - bandaids, elastic bandage
  • sleeping bag (-15 C) with inner sheet
  • sunscreen, sun lotion, sunblock
  • vaseline for crutches and feet
  • small towels
  • sunglasses and strap
  • snow glasses and strap