Everest Base Camp Trekking

"the grandest walk in the land of the Himalayas."

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15 Days Everest Base Camp Trekking is a challenging yet popular trekking destination for every traveler. Everest region is popularly known as the Sagarmatha National Park. It is the most spectacular place in the world.  Furthermore, this region is home to four of the world’s six tallest peaks. Mt. Everest, Mt. Lhotse, Mt. Makalu, and Mt. Cho-Oyu are the major peaks of the region. Mt. Everest crowns the towering ridges that straddle the forbidding Himalayas. Sagarmatha National Park area, which is listed as UNESCO World Heritage Site is home to endangered animals. Some of them are Snow Leopard, Red Panda, and Himalayan Thar, Nepal’s biggest Khumbu and longest Ngozumpa glaciers. The tailor-made trek program of 15 Days / 14 Days short Everest Trek is also popular among the trekkers.

Highlights of Everest Base Camp Trekking

  • Admiring the alluring views of the solemn Himalayas
  • Cherishing with the Sherpas inhabitant, their culture and their tradition
  • Fall in love with the Buddhist monasteries, colorful prayer flags and the unique carvings on the walls.
  • Savor the cozy warmth welcomes by the native people of the Himalayas.
  • Visit the ancient and culturally important monastery of Tengboche
  • Experience one of the best hiking trail in the world

Trekking Route Map

Everest Base Camp Trek Route

Grandest Walk

Away from the tedious routine and the crowd of the cities, Everest Base Camp Trek is a suitable adventure to witness the charismatic elegance of the Himalayas. It is also a mythical and fabled journey situated at an altitude of 5,364 meters. It is at an approximate distance of 130km beginning from Lukla which is located on the eastern side of Nepal. During the journey, you might feel drained and also feel like giving up. But attaining the base camp is a great achievement. The mountain covered with snow, rivers and the dazzling forest is the source of motivation for going on.

The Everest Base Camp trekking waits for the visitors. The local people become friends with them and their culture and the path of the trek provide lifetime memories. Those memories become a moment of nostalgia after accomplishing the Everest Base Camp trek.

The Everest Base Camp trekking is the grandest walk in the land of the Himalayas. Trekking through the Everest region offers astounding mountain views. It is an opportunity to get a glimpse into the life of world-famous Sherpa climbers. The trek further offers the opportunities to go sightseeing around Sagarmatha National Park. The national park is a UNESCO world heritage. It is home to a variety of Himalayan floras and faunas. It is also important to get here for a closer look at the highest Buddhist monasteries in the world. The most gratifying of them all is the trip to Everest Base Camp itself.

Trek at a Glance

Everest Base camp trekking has been rated as one of the adventurous activities in the world for the trekkers. It is an opportunity to embark on an epic journey that Sir Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay set off on in 1953. However, nothing beats the thrill and sense of accomplishment that grips travelers on seeing the power and grace of the mighty Everest in close.

The 17-day Everest Base camp Trekking itinerary is designed for novice trekkers who are in good health with normal physical fitness. But, if you wish to take up more challenges and “stay off the beaten path, then the Oriental Journeys Everest Base Camp Trek via Gokyo Lakes – 18 Days would be ideal. If we are seeking real adventurer for more a challenging route that crisscrosses some of the most famous high passes in the world, we definitely need to consider Oriental Journeys Everest High Passes Trek.

The trail further filled with a picturesque view of Himalayan peaks, glaciers and awesome Sherpa villages. Besides this, you will get a chance to walk through green farmlands, Sherpa bazaars and villages, Buddhist monasteries and white rivers. Likewise, on the way to Everest Base camp, you can enjoy in Namche Bazar, Tengboche, Dingboche and many more.

Is the Everest Base Camp trekking difficult?

Despite this trek found to be challenging and adventurous, people successfully accomplish the Everest Base camp trek. The trek is moderate and it does not require previous trekking experiences. Similarly, trekking to Everest is more like doing up-hill and downhill in the flatlands. Therefore,  if you have an experience of up-hill and down-hill trekking, you can complete this trek. Furthermore, the trek includes acclimatization twice and it also makes you prepare for the trek.

Everest View from Kala Pattar

Once you complete the mesmerizing Everest Base Camp Trekking, the next adventure takes you to the highest Spot Kalapattar with 5,545 m elevation. Since this is the hilltop locates in the south ridge of Pumori, it is a notable landmark of this trek. In order to reach Kalapattar, one needs to climb 2.5 hours climb to Kala Pattar. From the Kalapathar viewpoint, we can see the panoramic Everest view along with other highest Himalayas:

  • Everest (8,848m/29,028ft.)
  • Lhotse (8,516m/24,940ft.)
  • Nuptse (7,855m/25,772ft.)
  • Makalu (8,463m/27758ft.)
  • Pumori (7,161m/23,488ft.)
  • Tharmarsarku (6,623m/21,732ft.)
  • Amadablam (6,812m/22,349.08ft)

After seeing the panoramic view of Mt. Everest, trek descend back to Lukla and celebrate the success with the team. Then the scenic flight takes you to Kathmandu after a memorable trip to Mount Everest.

Best time to trek EBC

Spring(March-May) and Fall (October-November) is the best time to trek Everest Base Camp Trek. However, the Everest fly back by Heli can be done any time except monsoon season. Even you can do the trek during the winter season as long as you are prepared for the cold temperatures. The winter offers you crystal clear mountain views. Besides this, there would have a few trekkers during the winter. Therefore, you would not feel the crowd in the trail during the winter.

Food & Meals

You will enjoy relatively better accommodation during your Everest Bas Camp Trekking. The teahouses are of relatively high quality. The local teahouse lodge serves good meals. Basically, the main hub of Namche Bazar has high standard lodges and diverse dishes. Although the general food menu is similar throughout the trail, the price gets higher as ascend high altitude. Nepali people prefer taking Dal Bhat almost two times every day. Apart from the bakery items, you can experience the local made Pizza, Pasta, Noodles, and more. Eating local delicious foods like Dal Bhat, Nepali bread, Momo, Thendup etc lets you experience the local tastes.

Activities during Everest Base Camp Trekking

  • Splendid sightseeing in the Sagarmatha National Park
  • Explore the awesomeness of Kathmandu Valley
  • Trek up to the base of the top of the world, Everest Base Camp (5364m) and Kalapatthar (5643m) – majestic viewpoint
  • Enjoy the Himalayan Panorama and magnificent views of Mt. Everest, Mt. Cho Oyu, Mt. Ama Dablam, Mt. Nuptse
  • Getting the insights of Sherpa culture of Lukla, Phakding, Namche, Khumjung, Tengboche and more.
  • Glimpse of Gokyo Lakes & Gokyo RI
  • Visit the Hillary Museum
  • Explore the Sherpa Capital of famous Namche Bazaar

Everest Base Camp Trekking - Video


Day 1: Arrival at Kathmandu Airport

On the very first day, our first meeting will be at Tribhuvan International Airport where one of our representatives will be waiting for you. Then we will be heading towards the hotel where you will attend the trip briefing session. The details will be regarding the trek preparation. Hence, the first day will end with the overnight stay in Kathmandu.

Day 2: Sightseeing in Kathmandu

A view of Kathmandu Durbar Square
A view of Kathmandu Durbar Square

After the breakfast at the hotel, we will further move for sightseeing after the guide will come to fetch you at the hotel. There are four destinations for sightseeing that are enlisted in UNESCO World Heritage Sites. The first destination will be Pashupatinath, the biggest Hindu Temple where you will feel a mystical delight. Then you will set out towards Boudhanath Stupa which is the biggest stupa of South Asia. The huge mandala structure contains a giant stupa at its center, decorated with prayer flags, the site will call your inner peace. The next site is Swayambhunath, more popular as Monkey Temple among tourists. The temple premises is a good view point to observe the entire valley and sun set in the evening. Todays final final destination is Kathmandu Durbar Square. Another name for this world famous UNESCO World Heritage site is Hanuman Dhoka Durbar Square or Basantapur Durbar. It houses dozens of temples with unique wooden craft, centuries old buildings preserving the cultures from early 6th centuries. The Kathmandu Durbar Square is religious, historical and cultural center of Nepal.

Day 3: Drive to Ramechhap Airport And fly to Lukla and trek to Phakding

The Tribhuvan International Airport management committee has paused the direct flight to Lukla from Kathmandu till further notice due to undergoing maintenance work. The flight to Lukla is diverted to take off from Manthali of Ramechhap. You will start your travel to Everest Base Camp with an early morning drive to Ramechhap (approx. 130 km) airport. On the way, you will enjoy the winsome view of the river, valleys and scattered settlements. The drive takes around 4 hours along the Araniko and BP highway. It is a 20 minutes flight from Ramechhap to Lukla (2860m). Hence in the same day, we will be going for a trek to magnificent Phakding village. From there we can have a pleasant sight of the irresistible mountain Kusum Kangraru mountain. Finally, we will stay there overnight and continue our trek the next day.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 4: Trek to Namche Bazar(3438m, 11km, 5-6 hours)

Everest Base Camp Trekking , Namche Bazar
Namche Bazar, Everest Base Camp Trekking

As usual, we begin the trek after having our breakfast. Our destination for today is Namche Bazar. As you move further you can see Monjo pass through which you enter the Sagarmatha National Park. During the journey, we trek along the well-preserved alpine forest. The continuously flowing crystal clear water of the river Dudh Koshi and Bhote Koshi will rinse you mentallyand the steel suspension bridge is the best photo point before you start elevation to Namche. On the way you will see the first glimpse of Mt. Everest in between the twigs of pine trees.
In the evening, you will enjoy the well-developed environment of Namche Bazar. The mesmerizing mountain panorama surrounding the area will overwhelm you. You can see Mt. Nupla (5885m), Kongde Ri (6093m), Mt. Kusum Kangraru and the mesmerizing beauty of Mt. Thamserku (6808m).

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 5: Rest day in Namche Bazar to acclimatize

Namche Museum
Namche Museum

It is a rest at Namche Bazar for acclimatization. Although you will not be trekking towards another destination today, you will visit the museum of Namche Bazar with our guides. On the way, you will behold the lifestyle of the Sherpa people. You can then trek up to Syanboche (3780m) to grasp the embracing view of Namche Bazar. You can have a glance at the glorious mountains, including Mt Everest and others from Everest View Hotel. You can also have a mind-blowing view of the sunrise in the mountains if the weather is clear. You will return to the same hotel for overnight stay.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 6: Trek to Tengboche, 3860 m: 10 km, 5-6 hours

Everest Base Camp Trekking
Tengboche Monastery

We continue our trek towards Tengboche, crossing the marvelous pathways full of Rhododendron trees that bloom during the spring. The glimpses mountains peaks like Mt. Everest, Mt. Lhotse, Mt. Amadablam and many more from Tengboche catch the eye sights every time. We pass through the wonderful sherpa village. Tengboche monastery, also known as Dawa Choling Gompa, is the largest monastery in the Khumbu region. It is an important shrine for the Sherpa people living in the region. Mani Rimdu is the biggest festival in the monastery. The Monastery captivates the eyesight of the tourist with its aesthetic surroundings of the beautiful forest.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner

Day 7: Trek to Dingboche 4,410 metres, 9km, 5-6 hours

Tengboche-to-Debuche
Tengboche-to-Debuche

The companion of the splendid Himalayas, panoramic views of the Rhododendron and the incredible forest area begins our trip towards Dingboche from Tengboche. The Imja river leads down to Pangboche. The village is more appealing as Mt. Ama Dablam lies to the direct opposite of the village. We feel an optimistic vibe while passing by the beautiful monasteries and the Buddhist pilgrimages. The holy mani walls spread the message of the prayers and preserve the centuries-old mountain culture. The beauty of the crop field in the Himalayan region is tempting. Large walls are made around the crops in order to protect them from the wind as well as the grazing animals.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner

Day 8: Acclimatization in Dingboche

Today is a rest day for acclimatization for the higher trek. The Dingboche village is a pathway for trekkers and mountaineers willing to ascend the majestic mountain Mt. Everest, Ama Dablam, and Imja Tse. The summer valley Dingboche is a ravishing place with the green vegetation around. Crops like potatoes, barley and buckwheat are grown in the village. Large stone walls are seen around the village which is made to protect the crops.
You will see the amazing panoramic mountain views. We can spend your day by hiking to Nangar Dzong. Besides that, you can choose to climb Dolma Ri, with an easy ascent on foot.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner

Day 9: Trek to Lobuche

 

The rest day in Dingboche makes you feel as if it recharged your muscle powers. On the way, you will observe the peaks of Tawache and Cholatse covered with snow as a wonderful photo point. With the tremendous view of the sunrise on the peak of Mt. Nuptse, other peaks also await the visitors. Khumutse, Mahalangur Himal, Lingtren and the Pumori make the expedition more alluring.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner

Day 10: Hike from Lobuche to Gorak Shep 5164m- Everest Base camp 5364m: 13km, 6-7 hours

Tourists at the Everest Base Camp
Tourists at the Everest Base Camp

It looks amazing when the first rays of the sun hit the mountains. The Himalayas turns golden and the valley looks like blessed. The trek today is more vibrant and we need to be strong. The powerful wind tries to block our way but our determination to reach the base camp gets us going on. Today the 2.5 miles long mind-blowing Khumbu glacier leads our way. You will follow the Khumbu Glacier to reach Gorak Shep. After 3 hours of walk, we reach Gorak Shep. You can rest there for a while. The settlement there is very tiny and attractive. The trivial number of lodges welcomes every visitor warmly.You can see the spectacular mountain views from Gorak Shep.
We then continue our trek. The Khumbu Glacier leads to the Everest Base Camp. The way is more pleasing with the gratifying mountain scenes. The charms of the mountain and the flashy camps that gleams more beautiful with the color variance with the gray land of the Khumbu region. The people from various regions makes your trip more memorable as you talk with them. You can take photos and have fun there and captivate the moment in your cameras as well as in your memory.
Now we return our way back to Gorak Shep again after roaming around in the base camp.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner

Day 11: Early morning hike to Kalapathar (5545m) and Pheriche (4288m), 16km, 7-8 hours

Kalapatthar
Kalapatthar

The early morning, we get ready for our trek. Today’s destination is Kala Patthar which means Black Rock. The pathway to Kala Patthar is strenuous. There are hard rocks all over the way. We should acclimatize to the weather as the thinning air makes our way more difficult. The top of the Kala Patthar grants us a clear view of Mount Everest and other peaks like Lingtren, Khubutse, Lhotse, and Nuptse. We get an outstanding view of the sunrise and the mountain peaks as the reward of our exhausting but thrilling trek to Kala Patthar. You can take pictures of the mind-boggling and amazing beauty.
We then trek back to Gorak Shep and move down the way to Periche village. We spend our night in the village of Periche.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner

Day 12: Trek back to Namche Bazaar

As usual, after breakfast we make our way towards Pangboche and Tengboche. You can see the wild goats on your way to the downhill. Well preserved green forest and the majestic mountains show our way. They provide us the company as a friend bidding a goodbye and welcoming for another visit. There is the oldest monastery in Pangboche. We can see the marvelous rhododendron forest on our way to Tengboche. We reach the Phunki Tenga after crossing and coming down over the river Dudh Koshi. Finally, we make our way to the exquisite valley Namche and spend the night there.

Day 13: Trek back to Lukla (2860m), 6-7 hours

Lukla Airport

After our night in Namche, we trek down today towards Lukla. We are going to the starting point of our journey. You can see the panoramic views of the mountains, colorful prayer flags around the monasteries and the holy mani walls. The steel suspension bridge over the milky white Dudh Koshi river leads you the way downwards. Way to Lukla and the day in Lukla is the last day in the mountains. The cherished journey is memorable for all of us. You can celebrate the triumph of your journey in Lukla as we spend the night there.

Day 14: Flight back to Kathmandu

We again catch the flight from Lukla to Ramechhap with the fascinating views over the sky. From Ramechhap we take a bus and drive back to Kathmandu. We spend our night in Kathmandu with the cheerful memories.

Day 15: Transfer to International Airport for your final departure

You now fly back to your native nation bidding a farewell to Nepal with memories for a lifetime. You will catch your flight from Tribhuvan International Airport. One of our representatives will come to escort you back to the airport. You will enter the airport before 2/3 hours before your flight.

How long does it take to walk in Everest base camp?

Normally, the trek completes within 12 days. It takes 8 days to get to base camp and four days to get back downHowever, based on the pace of the walk, time availability and physical fitness, the itinerary can be customized.

How hard is Everest Base Camp Trek?

The total length of the Everest Base Camp trek is approx. 130km (round trip). However the trek seems quite long, but to consider it in a typical guided trek one has to walk actually the 9-10 days out of the 15 days. On average the distance one covers in a day is around 14 km per day. In the sense, Everest Base Camp Trek is not a much difficult walk.

What happens if I will be suffering from altitude sickness problem?

You are accompanied by well-trained guides who are trained in first aid and altitude problems. Furthermore, the guide will carry the first aid kit during the trek. However, it would be better if you bring your personal first aid kit along with you. Our guide will care you in your meal plan which protects you from altitude sickness problems. Furthermore, our guides also carry local mobile phones and SAT phones in case of an emergency.

Can I charge my camera and other equipment on my trip?

The charging facilities will be available in some hotel receptions, however; we have to pay for this service. Please do not forget to bring two or three-pin travel adapters with you while coming in trekking.

How much additional money do I need per day?

It depends on your personal interests and spending habits. While you stay in Kathmandu, you can allocate per person $50 to 70 for lunch and dinner in Kathmandu. You can allocate approximately $ 300 to 350 per person to buy meals and drinks during the trek.

Who will be your guide?

Oriental Journeys will provide you a government licensed holder local English speaking guide. We can also provide guides who speak French, Spanish, Japanese, German and any other if you prefer. But for them,  you have to pay extra cost.

Are Showers available on the trek?

The major places like Namche Bazaar and Lukla in the Everest region have a guesthouse with a hot shower. Otherwise, hotel water in a bucket will be provided for the shower. But for this, you have to pay an extra USD 3-4 per shower.

What is the best time to come on the trek on Everest Base Camp?

The best trekking season starts from mid-September to mid-December in Nepal. The best months to trek to the Everest region are pre-monsoon (February, March, April, and May) and the post-monsoon (Late September, October, November, and December), especially in Everest Base camp.

How cold is Everest Base Camp?

During the month of January, the temperatures in Everest Base Camp is comparatively cold. The temperature ranges between max 4°C during the day and min -17°C at night. Generally, temperatures during the nights and in the early mornings get below freezing point. Whereas, it is a bit less cold during the month of March-April.

Departure DateCost/PersonJoin Group
March 13, 2020 USD 1550 Join Group
March 22, 2020 USD 1685 Join Group
March 27, 2020 USD 1560 Join Group
March 11, 2020 USD 1560 Join Group
March 12, 2020 USD 1560 Join Group
Trip Duration

15 Days

Maximum Altitude

5554m/18192ft

Trip Grade

Easy

Group Size

1-16 People

Accommodation

Hotel/Lodge

Accommodation

Kathmandu

Overview of Everest Base Camp Trekking

15 Days Everest Base Camp Trekking is a challenging yet popular trekking destination for every traveler. Everest region is popularly known as the Sagarmatha National Park. It is the most spectacular place in the world.  Furthermore, this region is home to four of the world’s six tallest peaks. Mt. Everest, Mt. Lhotse, Mt. Makalu, and Mt. Cho-Oyu are the major peaks of the region. Mt. Everest crowns the towering ridges that straddle the forbidding Himalayas. Sagarmatha National Park area, which is listed as UNESCO World Heritage Site is home to endangered animals. Some of them are Snow Leopard, Red Panda, and Himalayan Thar, Nepal’s biggest Khumbu and longest Ngozumpa glaciers. The tailor-made trek program of 15 Days / 14 Days short Everest Trek is also popular among the trekkers.

Highlights of Everest Base Camp Trekking

  • Admiring the alluring views of the solemn Himalayas
  • Cherishing with the Sherpas inhabitant, their culture and their tradition
  • Fall in love with the Buddhist monasteries, colorful prayer flags and the unique carvings on the walls.
  • Savor the cozy warmth welcomes by the native people of the Himalayas.
  • Visit the ancient and culturally important monastery of Tengboche
  • Experience one of the best hiking trail in the world

Trekking Route Map

Everest Base Camp Trek Route

Grandest Walk

Away from the tedious routine and the crowd of the cities, Everest Base Camp Trek is a suitable adventure to witness the charismatic elegance of the Himalayas. It is also a mythical and fabled journey situated at an altitude of 5,364 meters. It is at an approximate distance of 130km beginning from Lukla which is located on the eastern side of Nepal. During the journey, you might feel drained and also feel like giving up. But attaining the base camp is a great achievement. The mountain covered with snow, rivers and the dazzling forest is the source of motivation for going on.

The Everest Base Camp trekking waits for the visitors. The local people become friends with them and their culture and the path of the trek provide lifetime memories. Those memories become a moment of nostalgia after accomplishing the Everest Base Camp trek.

The Everest Base Camp trekking is the grandest walk in the land of the Himalayas. Trekking through the Everest region offers astounding mountain views. It is an opportunity to get a glimpse into the life of world-famous Sherpa climbers. The trek further offers the opportunities to go sightseeing around Sagarmatha National Park. The national park is a UNESCO world heritage. It is home to a variety of Himalayan floras and faunas. It is also important to get here for a closer look at the highest Buddhist monasteries in the world. The most gratifying of them all is the trip to Everest Base Camp itself.

Trek at a Glance

Everest Base camp trekking has been rated as one of the adventurous activities in the world for the trekkers. It is an opportunity to embark on an epic journey that Sir Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay set off on in 1953. However, nothing beats the thrill and sense of accomplishment that grips travelers on seeing the power and grace of the mighty Everest in close.

The 17-day Everest Base camp Trekking itinerary is designed for novice trekkers who are in good health with normal physical fitness. But, if you wish to take up more challenges and “stay off the beaten path, then the Oriental Journeys Everest Base Camp Trek via Gokyo Lakes – 18 Days would be ideal. If we are seeking real adventurer for more a challenging route that crisscrosses some of the most famous high passes in the world, we definitely need to consider Oriental Journeys Everest High Passes Trek.

The trail further filled with a picturesque view of Himalayan peaks, glaciers and awesome Sherpa villages. Besides this, you will get a chance to walk through green farmlands, Sherpa bazaars and villages, Buddhist monasteries and white rivers. Likewise, on the way to Everest Base camp, you can enjoy in Namche Bazar, Tengboche, Dingboche and many more.

Is the Everest Base Camp trekking difficult?

Despite this trek found to be challenging and adventurous, people successfully accomplish the Everest Base camp trek. The trek is moderate and it does not require previous trekking experiences. Similarly, trekking to Everest is more like doing up-hill and downhill in the flatlands. Therefore,  if you have an experience of up-hill and down-hill trekking, you can complete this trek. Furthermore, the trek includes acclimatization twice and it also makes you prepare for the trek.

Everest View from Kala Pattar

Once you complete the mesmerizing Everest Base Camp Trekking, the next adventure takes you to the highest Spot Kalapattar with 5,545 m elevation. Since this is the hilltop locates in the south ridge of Pumori, it is a notable landmark of this trek. In order to reach Kalapattar, one needs to climb 2.5 hours climb to Kala Pattar. From the Kalapathar viewpoint, we can see the panoramic Everest view along with other highest Himalayas:

  • Everest (8,848m/29,028ft.)
  • Lhotse (8,516m/24,940ft.)
  • Nuptse (7,855m/25,772ft.)
  • Makalu (8,463m/27758ft.)
  • Pumori (7,161m/23,488ft.)
  • Tharmarsarku (6,623m/21,732ft.)
  • Amadablam (6,812m/22,349.08ft)

After seeing the panoramic view of Mt. Everest, trek descend back to Lukla and celebrate the success with the team. Then the scenic flight takes you to Kathmandu after a memorable trip to Mount Everest.

Best time to trek EBC

Spring(March-May) and Fall (October-November) is the best time to trek Everest Base Camp Trek. However, the Everest fly back by Heli can be done any time except monsoon season. Even you can do the trek during the winter season as long as you are prepared for the cold temperatures. The winter offers you crystal clear mountain views. Besides this, there would have a few trekkers during the winter. Therefore, you would not feel the crowd in the trail during the winter.

Food & Meals

You will enjoy relatively better accommodation during your Everest Bas Camp Trekking. The teahouses are of relatively high quality. The local teahouse lodge serves good meals. Basically, the main hub of Namche Bazar has high standard lodges and diverse dishes. Although the general food menu is similar throughout the trail, the price gets higher as ascend high altitude. Nepali people prefer taking Dal Bhat almost two times every day. Apart from the bakery items, you can experience the local made Pizza, Pasta, Noodles, and more. Eating local delicious foods like Dal Bhat, Nepali bread, Momo, Thendup etc lets you experience the local tastes.

Activities during Everest Base Camp Trekking

  • Splendid sightseeing in the Sagarmatha National Park
  • Explore the awesomeness of Kathmandu Valley
  • Trek up to the base of the top of the world, Everest Base Camp (5364m) and Kalapatthar (5643m) – majestic viewpoint
  • Enjoy the Himalayan Panorama and magnificent views of Mt. Everest, Mt. Cho Oyu, Mt. Ama Dablam, Mt. Nuptse
  • Getting the insights of Sherpa culture of Lukla, Phakding, Namche, Khumjung, Tengboche and more.
  • Glimpse of Gokyo Lakes & Gokyo RI
  • Visit the Hillary Museum
  • Explore the Sherpa Capital of famous Namche Bazaar

Everest Base Camp Trekking - Accommodation

Oriental Journeys provides the accommodation at 3-star categories hotels in Kathmandu with breakfast. During the trails, the lodges are with basic facilities with shared washrooms. Rooms are usually twin sharing type and provided with a warm mattress and blankets. You can carry your own sleeping bag in an option.  All the lodges do not provide hot water to take a shower. However, will provide an additional minimum payment.

DaysHotel/LodgeCategoryPlace
01-02Hotel Thamel / Samsara Resort or Similar 3 star Hotel3 StarKathmandu
03-12Tea House Lodge with Basic StandardsLodgeTrek Route
13-14Hotel Thamel / Samsara Resort or Similar 3 star Hotel3 StarKathmandu

Everest Base Camp Trekking - Detail Itinerary

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Day 1: Arrival at Kathmandu Airport

On the very first day, our first meeting will be at Tribhuvan International Airport where one of our representatives will be waiting for you. Then we will be heading towards the hotel where you will attend the trip briefing session. The details will be regarding the trek preparation. Hence, the first day will end with the overnight stay in Kathmandu.

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Day 2: Sightseeing in Kathmandu

A view of Kathmandu Durbar Square
A view of Kathmandu Durbar Square

After the breakfast at the hotel, we will further move for sightseeing after the guide will come to fetch you at the hotel. There are four destinations for sightseeing that are enlisted in UNESCO World Heritage Sites. The first destination will be Pashupatinath, the biggest Hindu Temple where you will feel a mystical delight. Then you will set out towards Boudhanath Stupa which is the biggest stupa of South Asia. The huge mandala structure contains a giant stupa at its center, decorated with prayer flags, the site will call your inner peace. The next site is Swayambhunath, more popular as Monkey Temple among tourists. The temple premises is a good view point to observe the entire valley and sun set in the evening. Todays final final destination is Kathmandu Durbar Square. Another name for this world famous UNESCO World Heritage site is Hanuman Dhoka Durbar Square or Basantapur Durbar. It houses dozens of temples with unique wooden craft, centuries old buildings preserving the cultures from early 6th centuries. The Kathmandu Durbar Square is religious, historical and cultural center of Nepal.

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Day 3: Drive to Ramechhap Airport And fly to Lukla and trek to Phakding

The Tribhuvan International Airport management committee has paused the direct flight to Lukla from Kathmandu till further notice due to undergoing maintenance work. The flight to Lukla is diverted to take off from Manthali of Ramechhap. You will start your travel to Everest Base Camp with an early morning drive to Ramechhap (approx. 130 km) airport. On the way, you will enjoy the winsome view of the river, valleys and scattered settlements. The drive takes around 4 hours along the Araniko and BP highway. It is a 20 minutes flight from Ramechhap to Lukla (2860m). Hence in the same day, we will be going for a trek to magnificent Phakding village. From there we can have a pleasant sight of the irresistible mountain Kusum Kangraru mountain. Finally, we will stay there overnight and continue our trek the next day.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

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Day 4: Trek to Namche Bazar(3438m, 11km, 5-6 hours)

Everest Base Camp Trekking , Namche Bazar
Namche Bazar, Everest Base Camp Trekking

As usual, we begin the trek after having our breakfast. Our destination for today is Namche Bazar. As you move further you can see Monjo pass through which you enter the Sagarmatha National Park. During the journey, we trek along the well-preserved alpine forest. The continuously flowing crystal clear water of the river Dudh Koshi and Bhote Koshi will rinse you mentallyand the steel suspension bridge is the best photo point before you start elevation to Namche. On the way you will see the first glimpse of Mt. Everest in between the twigs of pine trees.
In the evening, you will enjoy the well-developed environment of Namche Bazar. The mesmerizing mountain panorama surrounding the area will overwhelm you. You can see Mt. Nupla (5885m), Kongde Ri (6093m), Mt. Kusum Kangraru and the mesmerizing beauty of Mt. Thamserku (6808m).

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

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Day 5: Rest day in Namche Bazar to acclimatize

Namche Museum
Namche Museum

It is a rest at Namche Bazar for acclimatization. Although you will not be trekking towards another destination today, you will visit the museum of Namche Bazar with our guides. On the way, you will behold the lifestyle of the Sherpa people. You can then trek up to Syanboche (3780m) to grasp the embracing view of Namche Bazar. You can have a glance at the glorious mountains, including Mt Everest and others from Everest View Hotel. You can also have a mind-blowing view of the sunrise in the mountains if the weather is clear. You will return to the same hotel for overnight stay.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

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Day 6: Trek to Tengboche, 3860 m: 10 km, 5-6 hours

Everest Base Camp Trekking
Tengboche Monastery

We continue our trek towards Tengboche, crossing the marvelous pathways full of Rhododendron trees that bloom during the spring. The glimpses mountains peaks like Mt. Everest, Mt. Lhotse, Mt. Amadablam and many more from Tengboche catch the eye sights every time. We pass through the wonderful sherpa village. Tengboche monastery, also known as Dawa Choling Gompa, is the largest monastery in the Khumbu region. It is an important shrine for the Sherpa people living in the region. Mani Rimdu is the biggest festival in the monastery. The Monastery captivates the eyesight of the tourist with its aesthetic surroundings of the beautiful forest.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner

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Day 7: Trek to Dingboche 4,410 metres, 9km, 5-6 hours

Tengboche-to-Debuche
Tengboche-to-Debuche

The companion of the splendid Himalayas, panoramic views of the Rhododendron and the incredible forest area begins our trip towards Dingboche from Tengboche. The Imja river leads down to Pangboche. The village is more appealing as Mt. Ama Dablam lies to the direct opposite of the village. We feel an optimistic vibe while passing by the beautiful monasteries and the Buddhist pilgrimages. The holy mani walls spread the message of the prayers and preserve the centuries-old mountain culture. The beauty of the crop field in the Himalayan region is tempting. Large walls are made around the crops in order to protect them from the wind as well as the grazing animals.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner

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Day 8: Acclimatization in Dingboche

Today is a rest day for acclimatization for the higher trek. The Dingboche village is a pathway for trekkers and mountaineers willing to ascend the majestic mountain Mt. Everest, Ama Dablam, and Imja Tse. The summer valley Dingboche is a ravishing place with the green vegetation around. Crops like potatoes, barley and buckwheat are grown in the village. Large stone walls are seen around the village which is made to protect the crops.
You will see the amazing panoramic mountain views. We can spend your day by hiking to Nangar Dzong. Besides that, you can choose to climb Dolma Ri, with an easy ascent on foot.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner

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Day 9: Trek to Lobuche

 

The rest day in Dingboche makes you feel as if it recharged your muscle powers. On the way, you will observe the peaks of Tawache and Cholatse covered with snow as a wonderful photo point. With the tremendous view of the sunrise on the peak of Mt. Nuptse, other peaks also await the visitors. Khumutse, Mahalangur Himal, Lingtren and the Pumori make the expedition more alluring.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner

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Day 10: Hike from Lobuche to Gorak Shep 5164m- Everest Base camp 5364m: 13km, 6-7 hours

Tourists at the Everest Base Camp
Tourists at the Everest Base Camp

It looks amazing when the first rays of the sun hit the mountains. The Himalayas turns golden and the valley looks like blessed. The trek today is more vibrant and we need to be strong. The powerful wind tries to block our way but our determination to reach the base camp gets us going on. Today the 2.5 miles long mind-blowing Khumbu glacier leads our way. You will follow the Khumbu Glacier to reach Gorak Shep. After 3 hours of walk, we reach Gorak Shep. You can rest there for a while. The settlement there is very tiny and attractive. The trivial number of lodges welcomes every visitor warmly.You can see the spectacular mountain views from Gorak Shep.
We then continue our trek. The Khumbu Glacier leads to the Everest Base Camp. The way is more pleasing with the gratifying mountain scenes. The charms of the mountain and the flashy camps that gleams more beautiful with the color variance with the gray land of the Khumbu region. The people from various regions makes your trip more memorable as you talk with them. You can take photos and have fun there and captivate the moment in your cameras as well as in your memory.
Now we return our way back to Gorak Shep again after roaming around in the base camp.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner

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Day 11: Early morning hike to Kalapathar (5545m) and Pheriche (4288m), 16km, 7-8 hours

Kalapatthar
Kalapatthar

The early morning, we get ready for our trek. Today’s destination is Kala Patthar which means Black Rock. The pathway to Kala Patthar is strenuous. There are hard rocks all over the way. We should acclimatize to the weather as the thinning air makes our way more difficult. The top of the Kala Patthar grants us a clear view of Mount Everest and other peaks like Lingtren, Khubutse, Lhotse, and Nuptse. We get an outstanding view of the sunrise and the mountain peaks as the reward of our exhausting but thrilling trek to Kala Patthar. You can take pictures of the mind-boggling and amazing beauty.
We then trek back to Gorak Shep and move down the way to Periche village. We spend our night in the village of Periche.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner

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Day 12: Trek back to Namche Bazaar

As usual, after breakfast we make our way towards Pangboche and Tengboche. You can see the wild goats on your way to the downhill. Well preserved green forest and the majestic mountains show our way. They provide us the company as a friend bidding a goodbye and welcoming for another visit. There is the oldest monastery in Pangboche. We can see the marvelous rhododendron forest on our way to Tengboche. We reach the Phunki Tenga after crossing and coming down over the river Dudh Koshi. Finally, we make our way to the exquisite valley Namche and spend the night there.

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Day 13: Trek back to Lukla (2860m), 6-7 hours

Lukla Airport

After our night in Namche, we trek down today towards Lukla. We are going to the starting point of our journey. You can see the panoramic views of the mountains, colorful prayer flags around the monasteries and the holy mani walls. The steel suspension bridge over the milky white Dudh Koshi river leads you the way downwards. Way to Lukla and the day in Lukla is the last day in the mountains. The cherished journey is memorable for all of us. You can celebrate the triumph of your journey in Lukla as we spend the night there.

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Day 14: Flight back to Kathmandu

We again catch the flight from Lukla to Ramechhap with the fascinating views over the sky. From Ramechhap we take a bus and drive back to Kathmandu. We spend our night in Kathmandu with the cheerful memories.

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Day 15: Transfer to International Airport for your final departure

You now fly back to your native nation bidding a farewell to Nepal with memories for a lifetime. You will catch your flight from Tribhuvan International Airport. One of our representatives will come to escort you back to the airport. You will enter the airport before 2/3 hours before your flight.

Frequently Asked Questions

How long does it take to walk in Everest base camp?

Normally, the trek completes within 12 days. It takes 8 days to get to base camp and four days to get back downHowever, based on the pace of the walk, time availability and physical fitness, the itinerary can be customized.

How hard is Everest Base Camp Trek?

The total length of the Everest Base Camp trek is approx. 130km (round trip). However the trek seems quite long, but to consider it in a typical guided trek one has to walk actually the 9-10 days out of the 15 days. On average the distance one covers in a day is around 14 km per day. In the sense, Everest Base Camp Trek is not a much difficult walk.

What happens if I will be suffering from altitude sickness problem?

You are accompanied by well-trained guides who are trained in first aid and altitude problems. Furthermore, the guide will carry the first aid kit during the trek. However, it would be better if you bring your personal first aid kit along with you. Our guide will care you in your meal plan which protects you from altitude sickness problems. Furthermore, our guides also carry local mobile phones and SAT phones in case of an emergency.

Can I charge my camera and other equipment on my trip?

The charging facilities will be available in some hotel receptions, however; we have to pay for this service. Please do not forget to bring two or three-pin travel adapters with you while coming in trekking.

How much additional money do I need per day?

It depends on your personal interests and spending habits. While you stay in Kathmandu, you can allocate per person $50 to 70 for lunch and dinner in Kathmandu. You can allocate approximately $ 300 to 350 per person to buy meals and drinks during the trek.

Who will be your guide?

Oriental Journeys will provide you a government licensed holder local English speaking guide. We can also provide guides who speak French, Spanish, Japanese, German and any other if you prefer. But for them,  you have to pay extra cost.

Are Showers available on the trek?

The major places like Namche Bazaar and Lukla in the Everest region have a guesthouse with a hot shower. Otherwise, hotel water in a bucket will be provided for the shower. But for this, you have to pay an extra USD 3-4 per shower.

What is the best time to come on the trek on Everest Base Camp?

The best trekking season starts from mid-September to mid-December in Nepal. The best months to trek to the Everest region are pre-monsoon (February, March, April, and May) and the post-monsoon (Late September, October, November, and December), especially in Everest Base camp.

How cold is Everest Base Camp?

During the month of January, the temperatures in Everest Base Camp is comparatively cold. The temperature ranges between max 4°C during the day and min -17°C at night. Generally, temperatures during the nights and in the early mornings get below freezing point. Whereas, it is a bit less cold during the month of March-April.

Cost Includes

  • Airport pick up and drop
  • Accommodation with breakfast in Three star hotels
  • Accommodation and all the meals including Breakfast, lunch and dinner during the trekking
  • Transportation used during the trekking
  • Flight tickets for Kathmandu – Lukla – Kathmandu
  • Full day sightseeing in Kathmandu with tour  guide
  • All entrance fee during the sightseeing and trekking
  • An experienced English speaking guide, if required, other language guide on request (bit costly) and for more than 5 trekkers, an assistance guide will be provided)
  • Porter (usually one porters for two trekkers will be provided)
  • Guide, assistant guide, porter and other necessary staff salaries, insurance food and accommodation along with the airfare when required.
  • Achievement certificate, T-shirt and trekking map are provided from the company.
  • TIMS and all necessary permits during trekking
  • First Aid Medical kit and other necessary medicines
  • Farewell dinner
  • All the government and local taxes

Cost Excludes

  • Trekking equipment any type of personal expenses
  • Alcoholic Beverage drinks, phone and Laundry
  • Emergency Rescue and Travel Insurance, Trip Cancellation cost accident or Health, Loss Theft or Damage and
  • personal effects.
  • Hot Shower
  • Entrance Fees any kind of Temples, Monastery etc
  • Tips and Gratuities

Everest Base Camp Trekking - Fixed Departure Cost & Dates

Departure DateTrip DurationCost/PersonAvailabilityJoin Group
March 13, 2020 15 Days USD 1550 AvailableJoin Group
March 22, 2020 15 Days USD 1685 AvailableJoin Group
March 27, 2020 15 Days USD 1560 AvailableJoin Group
March 11, 2020 15 Days USD 1560 AvailableJoin Group
March 12, 2020 15 Days USD 1560 AvailableJoin Group