Everest Base Camp Trek

Highlights

  • Stand at the base of Mt Everest in awe of its majesty and size
  • Witness the sun setting over Everest from Kalapatthar, known as the Everest viewpoint
  • Fly into the high-altitude Hilary Tenzing Airport at Lukla, an experience in itself
  • Visit Sherpa villages with their Tibetan-like peoples and yak herders.
  • Stay in Namche Bazaar, the starting point for all Everest expeditions

Overview

The Everest Base Camp Trek, people also call as the EBC Trek, is an all-inclusive 15-day trekking package from Kathmandu, Nepal, to the top of the world mountain base camp.

The walking tour is high on the bucket list of things to do for adventurers around the world. It’s because the trek to Everest Base Camp allows you to see a magnificent close-up view of networking Mount Everest, the tallest peak in the world, from every angle.

People climb Mt. Everest to complete their dreams. Some just want to wander around the highest peaks and soak in the stunning views of the peaks such as Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse, Pumori, and Ama Dablam.

Thus, if you are among them, this Everest Base Camp trekking tour is the best alternative for you. The best time for this is from March to May and from September to December.

Are you wondering about the Everest Base Camp Trek’s difficulty? Although we walk to the mountainous region, it’s just a regular high-altitude trek on a well-established trail.

Everest Base Camp trekking is not as challenging as it sounds. But it’s not that easy either. It demands a great deal of determination and good fortune. See helpful tips from trekking experts.

Regardless, you have our back. We will help you achieve your goal of trekking at the base of the highest mountain on earth.

  • Day 1 - Arrive at Tribhuwan International Airport Kathmandu

    After your arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport, a representative from Tidy Himalaya will greet you with a warm welcome. They will escort you to your respective hotel and help you check-in and ensure you are comfortable.

    After that, you’ll have the entire day for yourself. You may choose to rest and relax at your hotel or take a short walk to explore the neighborhood. All hotels we suggest to guests are in areas where it is safe for you to explore on your own.

    Overnight at the Hotel

  • Day 2 - Kathmandu Valley Sightseeing Tour and Preparation for the trek

    On your second day in Kathmandu, a full-day heritage tour will be arranged which will allow you to see some of the most famous landmarks around the city. In total there are four cultural and religious sites to see – Pashupatinath Temple, Boudhanath Stupa, Kathmandu Durbar Square, and Swyambhunath Stupa (also known as the Monkey Temple). All are incredibly important to Nepali culture and are protected UNESCO World Heritage Sites.

    You will be accompanied by a guide who will have an abundance of information, historical facts, and local folklore relating to these heritage sites.

    Pashupatinath Temple is by far the holiest and oldest Hindu shrine in Kathmandu. Here, you can witness a collection of centuries-old temples, Shiva Lingams, ashrams, and inscriptions. You also will see the open cremation along the banks of the sacred Bagmati river. This bustling ground is arguably one of the most important cultural places in Kathmandu for Hindus.

    Boudhanath Stupa is one of the world’s oldest, largest, and most significant Buddhist monuments. The dome-shaped stupa has three levels designed in Mandala style and is decorated with multi-color prayer flags. You can walk around the stupa which is surrounded by stores, coffee shops, and restaurants.

    Kathmandu Durbar Square is made up of many temples, and buildings from the time of kings. Here, you’ll get to explore several temples dedicated to Hindu gods and goddesses. Major attractions of this Royal square include Kasthamandap, Kumari Ghar, Taleju Temple, and Kaal Bhairav.

    Swayambunath Stupa or the Monkey Temple holds significance in both Buddhist and Hindu culture and religion. This ancient marvel lies in the western hillocks of the Kathmandu valley. It comprises many shrines, monasteries, temples, a library, and a museum. Situated on top of a hill, you will find a beautiful view of Kathmandu and the surrounding hills from the stupa.

    After the full-day tour, the tour guide will take you to your hotel so you can prepare for the trek. If necessary, you can do any last-minute shopping around Thamel in the evening.

    Overnight at Hotel, Breakfast included.

  • Day 3 - Fly to Lukla and Trek to Phakding (2652m/8699ft) Walking Distance - 8 km, Duration: 3 hours

    On this day, you will be catching an early flight from Kathmandu to Lukla. Your guide will take you to the domestic terminal with plenty of time before your scheduled flight. The weather in Lukla can get very windy and unpredictable in the afternoon, so these flights are scheduled for the morning to ensure you are able to land.

    It is a short, 30-minute flight which is truly thrilling. If it is a clear day, you will have stunning views of the hills and the snow-capped Himalayas.

    Upon landing at the Tenzing-Hillary Airport, you will meet the sherpas/porters accompanying you for the trek. The trek begins with a gradual walk through the alpine forests alongside the Dudh Koshi River. Once you reach Cheplung village, you will get your first glimpse of the Himalayas with a distant view of Mount Khumbila. You’ll continue to walk, dodging mules and trekkers with the soothing sound of the Dudh Koshi River. The overnight destination is Phakding.

    Overnight at Guesthouse, breakfast, lunch, and dinner included.

  • Day 4 - Phakding to Namche Bazaar (3440m/11283) Walking Distance - 10 to 12 km, Duration: 6 hours

    After breakfast, you will hit the trail early and head towards Namche Bazaar. Upon leaving Phakding village, the trek continues on the bank of Dudh Koshi River. This part of the trail is largely under the shades of the pine forest, but also crosses several yak pastures and Sherpa villages, namely Benkar and Chumoa. Along the route, you will also cross a long, high steel suspension bridge — The Hillary Bridge — to enter the Sagarmatha National Park at Monjo.

    Once you enter the national park, the trail becomes very steep, going uphill towards Jorsalle village. However, after a while, the strenuous trail treats you to the marvelous view of Thamserku, Everest, Nuptse, and Kusum Kanguru.

    As you continue climbing the steep uphill, savoring the picturesque mountain backdrop, you’ll arrive at Namche Bazaar. Often regarded as the Gateway to the Himalayas, Namche Bazaar is surrounded by hotels, teahouses, restaurants, cafes, and colorful markets. From the village, you will have a close-up glimpse of Thamserku and Kongde-Ri.

    Overnight at Guesthouse, breakfast, lunch, and dinner included.

  • Day 5 - Acclimatization Day – Hike to Everest View Hotel (3,962m/12995ft) Walking Distance - 3 to 4 km, Duration: 3 to 4 hours

    Once you arrive in Namche Bazaar, you will have a day off for acclimatization. The trek will take you above 4,000 meters over the next few days, so this time is especially important for your body to adjust to the altitude in addition to reducing the risk of altitude sickness.

    While it is a rest day, you may take a short hike to the hills above Namche Bazaar, toward the settlement of Syangboche. Here, you will visit the Everest View Hotel — one of the world’s highest luxury hotels.

    From the hotel’s sundeck, you can savor panoramic views of Ama Dablam, Thamserku, Mount Everest, Nuptse, Kwange, Kangtega, Lhotse, Taboche, and Khumbila.

    On your way back to Namche Bazaar, there will be an opportunity to enjoy the Everest Photo Gallery and Sherpa Culture Museum.

    Overnight at Guesthouse, breakfast, lunch, and dinner included.

  • Day 6 - Namche to Tengboche (3860m/12660ft) Walking Distance - 10 to 11 km, Duration: 5 hours

    After the acclimatization day at Namche Bazaar, the adventure continues on a pleasant path. At this point, the trail passes through dense rhododendron forest and occasional Sherpa villages.

    With marvelous mountain views in the background, this part of the trail is often regarded as the most scenic portion of the Everest Base Camp Trek. As you continue the gradual walk along the hillside above the Dudh Koshi River, you’ll arrive at Phungithanga.

    Once you pass through Phungithanga, the pleasant route transforms into a more strenuous uphill walk. You will cross the Imja Khola — a tributary of the Dudh Koshi River — under the shades of rhododendron forest, and then arrive in Tengboche.

    Tengboche is a small Sherpa settlement scattered right below a crescent-shaped ridge. It is well-known for being the home of Khumbu’s largest Buddhist monastery — Tengboche Monastery. The sight from the front yard of the monastery is sublime.

    You can enjoy the close-up view of Ama Dablam along with surrounding mountains, including Everest, Nuptse, and Lhotse.

    Overnight at Guesthouse, breakfast, lunch, and dinner included.

  • Day 7 - Tengboche to Dingboche (4410m/14464ft) Walking Distance - 11 to 12 km, Duration: 5 hours

    We recommend that you wake up early on this day to watch the sunrise over Ama Dablam as it is extraordinary, and you will surely not regret your decision.

    The day walking begins after breakfast and you will move north from Tengboche village. After crossing a suspension bridge over the Imja Khola, the trail continues beside the hamlet of Pangboche village. From here on, the route becomes much more narrow.

    The next village is Orsho, and you will take the lower route towards the bank of Imja Khola. There are many mani walls, prayer flags, and chortens just before you arrive in Dingboche.

    Situated at 4,410 meters above sea level, Dingboche marks one of Khumbu’s highest Sherpa settlements. Hence, most trekkers begin to feel the effects of the high altitude at this point of the trek. Be sure to keep your body warm and stay hydrated to reduce the risk of falling ill.

    Overnight at Guesthouse, Breakfast, Lunch, and dinner included.

  • Day 8 - Acclimatization Day- Hike to Nagarjun hill and return: Walking Distance - 5 to 6 km, Duration: 4 to 5 hours

    Due to the altitude, there is another rest and acclimatization day to help your body adjust. However, you will still take a short hike to a nearby hill to keep feeling active and ready for the remainder of the trek.

    While it is a steep ascent from Dingboche to the summit of Nagarjun Hill (located at 5,100 meters), the peak offers beautiful views of Ama Dablam, Lobuche, Lhotse, Nuptse, Cholatse, and Kangtega.

    After a brief break at the summit, you’ll descend back to Dingboche to get some rest. If you are feeling healthy and wanting further activities, you may choose to explore the village on another short tour.

    Overnight at Guesthouse, Breakfast, Lunch, and dinner included.

  • Day 9 - Dingboche to Lobuche (4910m/16105ft) Walking Distance - 11 to 12 km, Duration: 5 hours

    This day begins with a gradual ascend towards Thukla, here, the scenery changes and becomes much barer and more desolate, with only alpine scrubs surrounding the trail.

    After some time, the trail becomes somewhat strenuous, with a steep uphill over the moraine of Khumbu Glacier. Upon climbing the steep ridge, you will arrive at the summit of Thukla Pass. Here there is an area where you will see many stone shrines dedicated to fallen climbers.

    Following this pass, you will walk through grassy valleys and rocky terrain to arrive at Lobuche. This village consists only of teahouses, with no permanent settlements here. It lies in a narrow meadow sandwiched between Lobuche Peak and Khumbu Glacier. You will be able to enjoy the incredible sight of Taboche and Nuptse soaring above the teahouse.

    In the evening, you may choose to take a short hike to the narrow gap of the moraine and the mountain wall to see the Khumbu Glacier.

    Overnight at Guesthouse, Breakfast, Lunch, and dinner included.

  • Day 10 - Lobuche to Gorakshep (5180m/16990ft) - Everest Base Camp (5364m/17594ft) and back to Gorakshep, Walking Distance - 14 to 15 km, Duration- 8 hours

    After having breakfast in Lobuche, you will begin walking on a rough and rocky trail towards Gorak Shep. However, despite the rough trail, you will be able to enjoy views of Nuptse, Pumori, and other mountains.

    It takes a few hours on this challenging trail before you will arrive in Gorak Shep. You will have a little time to rest and leave your backpack before getting back to walking towards Everest Base Camp. Along the way, you will see several small streams and glacial moraines and will be walking alongside the Khumbu Glacier.

    The Khumbu Glacier is similar to a lunar landscape with gray boulders, ice formations, and small craters. It will take about two hours before you will be standing at the foothills of the world’s highest mountain — Mount Everest.

    Upon reaching Everest Base Camp, you can celebrate your achievement with your trekking guide and team members.

    From Everest Base Camp, you will have a marvelous sight of Khumbu Icefall, Khumbu Glacier, Nuptse, Pumori, Khumbutse, and a little bit of Everest.

    After celebrating, and enjoying the well-deserved view, you will head back to the barren terrain of Gorak Shep for an overnight stay.

    Overnight at Guesthouse, Breakfast, Lunch, and dinner included.

  • Day 11 - Gorakshep - Kala Patthar (5545m/11283ft) then trek back to Pheriche (4210m/13810ft) Walking Distance - 13 to 14 km, Duration - 7 hours

    The day starts before sunrise to hike up to the landmark of Kala Patthar. While the trail is not long, it is steep, rocky, and very challenging.

    Located at 5,545 meters, Kala Patthar is the highest elevation of this trek. From the summit, you will be able to enjoy the sunrise over the Himalayas, with a 360-degree view of the highest peaks in the world including Mt. Everest, Nuptse, Lhotse, and Ama Dablam, Thamserku, Pumori, and more.

    After taking in the sunrise, you will retrace your steps, back to Gorak Shep for breakfast, before descending towards Pheriche. You will walk along the rugged trail and pass through Lobuche and Thukla Pass.

    Once you descend the ridge of Thukla Pass, you will cross a short bridge over a glacial stream to arrive at Pheriche.

    Pheriche is a small settlement surrounded by hotels, teahouses, and yak pastures. It is also home to the Himalayan Rescue Association Clinic. This voluntary non-profit clinic serves as a rescue station for trekkers and mountaineers in the Himalayas.

    Overnight at Guesthouse, breakfast, lunch, and dinner included.

  • Day 12 - Pheriche to Namche (3440m/11283) Walking Distance - 14 to 15 km, Duration- 7 hours

    Today, you will be leaving the high Himalayas behind, beginning your walk after breakfast on a more pleasant trail when compared to the last few days.

    The majority of the day will be spent walking under dense rhododendron and juniper forests. You may also catch a glimpse of rare wildlife, including Himalayan griffons, wild goats, musk deer, and pheasants.

    Along the way, you will pass through several villages, including Tengboche and Phunki Tenga. Once you reach Phunki Tenga, the trail turns into a steep uphill. The ascent takes about an hour before you will walk back down towards the Dudh Koshi River. Here, you will cross a small suspension bridge to reach Kyangjuma village.

    This small community is where three popular trails of the Everest region meet — Namche Bazaar, Gokyo Valley, and Khumjung Village. Here, you’ll follow the trail that leads to the Namche Bazaar where you will stay overnight.

    Overnight at Guesthouse, Breakfast, Lunch, and dinner included.

  • Day 13 - Namche to Lukla (2800m/9184ft) Walking Distance - 18 to 19 km, Duration - 7 hours

    The day begins with a steep descent of rock terrain from Namche Bazaar. This part of the trail can be challenging, especially for those who are not used to walking downhill. There are also several high suspension bridges to cross.

    Until you reach Phakding, there will be one last opportunity to enjoy the sight of the now-distant Himalayas. But once the trail turns back uphill, you will pass several Buddhist monasteries, mani walls, and chortens before arriving in Lukla, where the trek concludes.

    That evening, you will be able to celebrate your accomplishment with your guide and other local team members. This is a great time to thank them for their help in making your Everest Base Camp Trek a success.

    Overnight at Guesthouse, Breakfast, Lunch, and dinner included.

  • Day 14 - Flight from Lukla to Kathmandu

    This is the final day of your trek and early in the morning, while the weather is good, you will board a flight back to Kathmandu. Be sure to enjoy one last view of the incredible region as you fly to the city.

    After the short 30-minute flight, you will arrive in Kathmandu and then be transferred to the hotel. You are then free to rest or wander around Thamel to purchase souvenirs for your friends and family back home.

    There are also plenty of restaurants to choose from in this part of the city, serving everything from local momo’s to steaks and pizza.

    After your time in the mountains, you will be sure to find something to enjoy for dinner.

    Overnight at Hotel, Breakfast included.

  • Day 15 - International Departure/Farewell

    On your final day in Nepal, a representative of Tidy Himalaya will transfer you to Tribhuvan International Airport for your final departure. Your pick-up time from the hotel will depend on when your flight is scheduled to depart so be sure to make note of the time and be prepared to leave.

    If you are looking to go on another adventure in Nepal and extend your stay, please let us know and we will be more than happy to help you make arrangements.

    Breakfast included.

  • All ground transport in a private vehicle, including airport transfers
  • Four nights' accommodation with breakfast at a 3-star category hotel in Kathmandu
  • Kathmandu city tours, including all entry fees, tour guide, and private transportation
  • Three daily meals with tea/coffee (breakfast, lunch, and dinner) during the trek
  • Best available twin sharing lodge for accommodation during the trek. We provide private bathrooms with hot showers in Phakding, Namche, and Lukla.
  • Snacks of seasonal fruits during the trek
  • One highly experienced, helpful, and friendly guide. Porters (1 porter for two people) and their food, accommodation, salary, and equipment. Accident insurance for all staff
  • Round trip flight Kathmandu – Lukla / Lukla – Kathmandu including departure taxes
  • Down jacket and sleeping bag use while trekking
  • Duffle bag for trekking
  • Trekking map and trip achievement certificate
  • First aid medicine kit
  • Sagarmatha National Park Permit fee
  • TIMS Fee- Trekkers' Information Management System (Please bring two passport size photos for permit)
  • Government taxes & office service charge
  • Meals not specified in the 'Meal Inclusions' in the above itinerary
  • Personal Travel insurance
  • International airfare
  • Nepal entry visa. You can obtain a visa quickly upon your arrival at Tribhuwan International Airport in Kathmandu. A multiple-entry tourist visa suitable for 30 days can be obtained by paying the US $ 50 or equivalent in foreign currency. Similarly, multiple-entry tourist visas for 90 days can be obtained by paying the US $ 135. Please bring two passport-size photos.
  • Soft drinks, including water
  • Snacks and other personal expenses
  • Hot showers during the trek except when in Phakding, Namche and Lukla
  • Personal trekking equipment
  • Internet, and phone call unless it is free.
  • Tips and gratuities for trekking staff and drivers

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