Duration: 17 Days
Max Altitude: 5545meter
Accomodation: Tea House
Start: Kathmandu
End: Kathmandu
Group Sizes: Min 1
Best Seasons: Spring & Autumn
Difficulty: Moderate

Trip Overview

Picture yourself trekking towards Everest Base Camp and Kala Patthar, surrounded by awe-inspiring vistas of towering peaks, including the legendary Everest. With the Everest Base Camp trek, you won’t have to imagine it anymore as this is what the trek is all about. The charm of this region goes beyond its breathtaking scenery. Dive deep in the rich Sherpa culture, and experience the warm hospitality of Solukhumbu. Whether you seek a full-scale expedition or an independent trek with local lodge stays, this journey caters to every adventurer’s spirit.

Established in 1976, Sagarmatha National Park is your gateway to a pristine Himalayan paradise, boasting diverse ecosystems and an abundance of flora and fauna.

Your journey kicks off with a scenic flight to Lukla, which sets the stage for an unforgettable trek. This adventure not only promises stunning landscapes but a deep connection to the mighty Himalayas too. Embark on the Everest Base Camp trek where a lifetime of adventure awaits.

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Day 01:

Arrival in Kathmandu

Once you arrive at Tribhuvan International Airport (TIA) in Kathmandu, you’ll feel the city’s vibrant energy. Your journey’s first moments are met with the hustle and bustle of a city that beams with life. Head to the hotel and meet the team members and guides that will accompany you on the trek. Overnight in Kathmandu.

Day 02:

Namaste Kathmandu

Dedicate today to exploring the cultural aspect of Kathmandu. Visit the UNESCO World Heritage Sites, starting with the iconic Swayambhunath Stupa, also known as the Monkey Temple. Relish the ancient architecture and soak in panoramic views of the city. Dive deep into the heart of Kathmandu, navigating vibrant streets, bustling markets, and historic temples. Overnight in Kathmandu.

Day 03:

Flight to Lukla, Trek to Phakding (2620m)

Take an exhilarating morning flight to Lukla, the gateway of the Everest region. The descent onto the small airstrip marks the official commencement of your trek. The Lukla airport is known as the World’s scariest airport and you’ll understand it after visiting it. The trail to Phakding goes through charming villages, verdant forests, and alongside the pristine Dudh Koshi River. Overnight in Phakding.

Day 04:

Phakding to Namche Bazaar (3340m)

The trail takes you through picturesque landscapes, traversing suspension bridges and ascending through enchanting rhododendron forests. From today, the trail starts to gain momentum and elevation. Be sure to not exhaust yourself too early. As you arrive at Namche Bazaar, the heartbeat of the Khumbu region, be greeted by awe-inspiring views of Everest and its neighboring peaks. At night, take a stroll in this beautiful Sherpa village. Overnight in Namche Bazaar.

Day 05:

Acclimatization Day in Namche

A well-deserved acclimatization day awaits in Namche for you. Explore the town, delve into the Sherpa Cultural Museum, and relish panoramic vistas from the Everest View Hotel. This crucial day aids in adjusting to the higher altitudes. Don’t use up all your energy as it is needed for the next day too! Overnight in Namche Bazaar.

Day 06:

Namche to Tengboche (3885m)

Continuing your trek, you reach the serene Tengboche Monastery, a spiritual gem in the Himalayas. The backdrop of Everest and Ama Dablam adds a profound essence to this enchanting experience. At the monastery, interact with the monks and get an understanding of their way of life and ancient Buddhism. Overnight in Tengboche.

Day 07:

Tengboche to Dingboche (4350m)

The trail descends through fragrant rhododendron forests, and after crossing the Imja River, you ascend to Dingboche. Surrounded by towering peaks, Dingboche presents a breathtaking Himalayan panorama. The trail gets even more difficult from here so be cautious. Relax at small teahouses and get a better understanding of life in the Himalayas. Overnight in Dingboche.

Day 08:

Dingboche - Acclimatization Day (4700m)

Another day dedicated to acclimatization unfolds in Dingboche. A short hike to Nangkartshang Peak treats you to stunning views of Makalu, Lhotse, Chhukung, and beyond. You have the option of resting too so it’s not compulsory for you to hike. Overnight in Dingboche.

Day 09:

Dingboche to Lobuche (4980m)

The trail leads to a memorial site for climbers lost on Everest. Pay your respects at this memorial site and carefully proceed to Lobuche. This place is encircled by the icy Himalayas and the colossal Khumbu glacier. Overnight in Lobuche.

Day 10:

Lobuche to Gorak Shep (5180m)

The high point of your trek approaches as you journey to Gorak Shep. It is the last settlement before the Everest Base Camp. Make sure that you get proper rest before heading out. Overnight in Gorak shep.

Day 11:

Gorak Shep - Everest Base Camp (5363m), Kalapatthar (5545m) and back

Today marks a highlight as you stand at Everest Base Camp which sits at the foot of the mighty Mount Everest. After immersing yourself in the surroundings, ascend to Kalapatthar for a breathtaking sunrise. The sunrise envelops not only Everest but also the neighboring peaks like Lhotse, Choyu, and Ama Dablam. Overnight in Gorak shep.

Day 12:

Gorak Shep to Ferutche (4200m)

From Gorakshep, we begin the journey of descending. Make your way down to Ferutche by following the same road you took previously. Overnight in Ferutche.

Day 13:

Ferutche to Tengboche (3885m)

The trail retraces its steps back to Tengboche, offering a chance to revisit the tranquil monastery. Take a much-needed rest and further understand the core of Buddhism. Overnight in Tengboche.

Day 14:

Tengboche to Namche (3443m)

The descent continues, leading you back to the vibrant town of Namche Bazaar. Reflect on the journey as you walk down familiar trails. Overnight in Namche.

Day 15:

Namche to Lukla (2840m)

Trek back to Lukla, passing through charming villages and lush landscapes. Upon reaching Lukla, celebrate the completion of your high-altitude adventure. Overnight in Lukla.

Day 16:

Lukla to Kathmandu

Bid farewell to the Himalayas with a scenic flight back to Kathmandu. Enjoy a final day in the capital city and explore any missed attractions or take part in last-minute shopping. Overnight in Kathmandu.

Day 17:


As your Everest Base Camp trek concludes, depart from Kathmandu with cherished memories of a remarkable journey through the heart of the Himalayas.

Cost includes

  • Airport pick-up and drop-off in Kathmandu.
  • TIMS (Trekkers Information Management System) registration.
  • Flight arrangements for both you and the guide, including airport departure tax.
  • Full-board meals (breakfast, lunch, and dinner) during the trek.
  • Accommodation at tea houses along the trek.
  • Road transportation as required.
  • Insurance coverage for the guide and porter, including emergency rescue services.
  • Necessary equipment for the guide and porter, along with first aid kits.

Cost excludes

  • Nepal entry visa fee.
  • Meals in Kathmandu.
  • Hotel accommodations in Kathmandu.
  • Alcoholic beverages and any drinks during the trek, including bottled water.
  • Hot shower and laundry services.
  • Personal expenses such as toiletries, medicines, confectionery, cigarettes, etc.
  • Tips for guides and porters.
  • Emergency rescue arrangements (Ensure your insurance covers this).

general queries

Frequently asked questions

How fit do I need to be to take this Everest Base Camp trek?

You should have a moderate level of fitness to take this trek. Make sure that you build your endurance and cardiovascular strength to take this trek.

How long do we walk every day when doing Everest Base Camp trekking?

On average, you can expect to walk for about 4-6 hours per day. Depending on the location, this duration can either be more or less than that.

What is the highest altitude reached in this Everest Base Camp trek?

The highest altitude reached is 5545m.

What about battery charging and hot shower facilities during Everest Base Camp trek?

Battery charging and hot shower facilities are available in the trekking route but you may have to pay a certain amount ranging from $1-$2. You must bring your charger along with you though.

Are there ATMs on the way to Everest Base Camp?

There are no ATMs in Namche Bazar but it’s recommended to withdraw money in Kathmandu and other major cities.

What about internet access during Everest Base Camp trek?

Internet facilities are available in most places. However, you may run into some technical issues as the internet connection is not as fast as in other countries.

Is it necessary to hire guides/trekking agencies for Everest Base Camp trekking?

It is not necessary to hire a guide/trekking agency and you can do the trek independently too. However, having a guide/trekking agency will make the trek completely hassle-free as they will take care of all the paperwork, accommodation, and food.

How much do guides and porters cost during Everest Base Camp trek?

For the Everest region, pay for guides range from $20 to $30 per day and porters take $15 to $25 per day.

Everest Base Camp Trek