Mt Everest Base Camp Trek

17 nights 18 days |  Level Moderate-Difficult

Journey to the roof of the world

Venture Into The Heart Of The Third Pole

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The Everest Base Camp trek is the most iconic trekking trail for mountain enthusiasts, taking you to the ultra-remote location of the region of the world’s highest mountain. The journey to Mt. Everest Base Camp will take you through lush valley forests, Sherpa villages, to Tengboche Monastery, the largest monastery in the Khumbu region of Nepal,and into the heart of the Himalayas surrounded by majestic mountains of Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse, Pumori, and Ama Dablam.

The first three days of the trek are wide and well-marked, passing through villages, alpine forests, suspension bridges, and deep river gorges. When you arrive at Namche Bazaar, the trail recedes, becoming more rough and remote, with solar and generator as the only sources of electricity. Because the villages at this altitude are so remote and resources are obtained by mules and people, expect primitive accommodations at higher altitudes.

Please note that a health checkup is compulsory both before and after the Mt Everest Base Camp trek

Best Time To Visit: The best time to trek to Mount Everest Base Camp is during spring (April to May) and Autumn (October to November).

Tour Itinerary

  • Welcome to Kathmandu, Nepal!
    Boudhanath Stupa tour
    Boudhanath Stupa tourUpon arrival at the airport, your representative will greet you and take you to your hotel. Enjoy a special sunset rooftop dinner overlooking Nepal’s largest stupa and the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Boudhanath Stupa. The area was once a central trade route that now protects Tibetan Buddhist culture and traditions. Explore the area, and walk around the stupa to get good luck.

    Kathmandu Valley encompasses three old kingdoms: Kathmandu, the capital city of Nepal, Patan and Bhaktapur. Kathmandu valley is ornate with palaces, intricate pagodas and monumental stupas which are testament to the artistic talent of the Newars (natives of the valley). The Newari craft was held in high regard by the kings of Malla and the Mongol rulers of 18th century China. The Gopala and Kirati dynasties were the first rulers, followed by Licchavi (300-879 AD), who flourished in trade and crafts.

  • Today embark on a full-day sightseeing tour of Swayambunath Temple and Kathmandu Durbar Square, both UNESCO World Heritage Sites.

    Start by visiting the UNESCO World Heritage Site, Swayambhunath, also known as the Monkey Temple. The temple is situated atop a hill offering panoramic views of Kathmandu valley. The large domed stupa is surrounded by a variety of small shrines and temples, each ornate and luxuriously decorated with gold and vibrant prayer flags and is considered holy to Tibetan Buddhists and Hindus. The site is believed to date back to 460 A.D. and was reconstructed by King Manadeva in the 13th century.

    Visit Kathmandu Durbar Square, a UNESCO Heritage Site with over fifty temples, including the temple of the titular deity, Taleju Bhawani. The Durbar diverges into two courtyards, the outer Kasthamandap, Kumari Ghar, and Shiva-Parvati Temple, and the inner section consisting of Hanuman Dhoka and the main palace. Some floors of the main palace have been converted to museums dedicated to three generations of Shah kings of Nepal and also showcase some ornaments from the medieval periods. Thus, the palace is also known as “the Museum of Temples”. The outer courtyards around Gaddi Baithak include handicraft shops, while outside of Durbar Square is Ason Bazar which is known for its architectural sights and charming ambience with the hustling and bustling of the locals in the spices and vegetable market.

  • A 30 minutes flight from Kathmandu will take you to Phaplu, an iconic Sherpa mountain village perched on a hillside. Spend the day strolling around visiting monasteries and experience the mountain culture for the first time.

    Overnight: a Deluxe Mountain Lodge
    Flight Duration: Approx. 30 mins
    Altitude: 2,900 m

  • After an early breakfast, drive to Bubsa dhada, where you will begin your trek to the small settlement of Paiya. The trail is steep as you ascend towards Kanre while passing scattered Sherpa settlements and rhododendron forests with breathtaking views of the soaring Himalayan panoramic vistas. Slowly, you will descend towards Chaubar (2,730m) through bamboo forests until you reach Paiya.

    *NOTE: From Day 4 to Day 15, the accommodation will be in a simple lodge with basic and limited facilities.

    Overnight: at Simple Lodge
    Drive Duration: approx. 5 hrs.
    Trekking Duration: 3 hrs.
    Altitude: 2,730 m

  • Recapture the romance of a bygone era as you trek through remote mountain villages in the beautiful Khumbu Valley. The trek begins with a gentle ascent to Chipling (2,700m) for two hours. This is a junction between Jiri and Lukla. You will then pass through the larger settlement of Mushe (2,650m), with Kogde and Khumbila mountains towering on the horizon. The path remains flat with few gentle descents and ascents until you reach Phakding. Overnight stay in a tea house.

    Overnight: at Simple Lodge
    Trekking Duration: 6 hrs.
    Altitude: 2,610 m

  • Today’s trail starts off by following the Dudh Koshi River, crossing over many suspension bridges, including the famous Hillary Suspension Bridge (the highest and longest bridge in the Everest region). Begin ascending till you reach the Sagarmatha National Park entrance. There is an entrance just outside the village where trekking permits are checked, and national park entrance fees are collected. Catch your first glimpse of Mt. Everest, looking above the Lhotse-Nuptse ridge, after a final steep ascent to reach Namche Bazaar, the main trekking village of the Everest (Khumbu) region.

    Overnight at Simple Lodge
    Trekking Duration: 5-6 hrs.
    Altitude: 3,446 m

  • A rest day to adjust to the low oxygen levels of high altitude (at Namche Bazaar, air contains only 66% of the oxygen available at sea level).
    Spend the day taking a short uphill to the Sagarmatha National Park Headquarters, offering a spectacular view of Namche Bazaar below and its surrounding snow-capped giants. There is also an interesting museum with all the information about the Himalayan history, geography, culture, mountaineering history, flora and fauna of the region. Afterwards, spend the afternoon at your leisure.

    Altitude: 3,446m

  • Today is amost scenic trail in the Everest region, with superb views of Mt. Everest, Nuptse, Lhotse, Ama Dablam and Thamserku.

    While hiking along the ridge line, take in the breathtaking scenery and stunning Himalayan peaks. Have lunch at Phunki Thenga, a small village amidst the alpine forests. In this area, you’re likely to encounter the beautifully coloured Dhampe Pheasant (Impeyan Pheasant), Nepal’s national bird, the elusive Musk Deer, and the occasional herd of Elk Deer and Himalayan Tahr (mountain goat). The trail climbs until it reaches Tengboche. Tengboche offers close-up views of Ama Dablam, Nuptse, and Everest and has the largest Buddhist Monastery in the Khumbu region.

    Altitude: 3,870m
    Trekking Duration: 7 hours

  • The trail descends through birch, fir, juniper and rhododendron forests to the beautiful site of Deboche. From Deboche, the road is gentle until you pass a long prayer wall and reach a small bridge over the narrow gorge of the Imja-Tse River. Coming to the large Mani Wall Gate, the trek continues gradually uphill for most of the trail. A short distance from here, the route splits in two directions. The upper part leads to the upper village of Pangboche village, where the old monastery is located. The lower route is the straight route to Dingboche, a Himalayan village nestled beneath Mt. Ama Dablam and surrounding mountains.

    Altitude: 4,380m
    Trekking Duration: 5 hours

  • A day to rest and acclimate to the high altitude. An optional day trip to Nagarjuna hill (5,050m) to have a closer view of Mt. Ama Dablam.

    Altitude: 4,380m

  • The journey continues north, and the trail ascends about 40-50 minutes until you reach a Mani-prayer stupa. Then walk along a gradual path through yak pasture, while slowly descending to cross a glacier river to reach Thulka for lunch. After lunch, continue the journey by ascending to the Everest Memorial Stupa, which is dedicated to climbers who died while attempting to summit Mt. Everest, and finally to Lobuche.

    Altitude: 4,930m
    Trekking Duration: 5h

  • Climb up the Khumbu glacier’s trekking trail to have lunch at Gorakshep, a frozen lakebed village. Leave your luggage at the lodge, and climb for 2 hours to reach Everest Base Camp (5,364 m). Return to Gorakshep for the night.
    Gorakshep is the location of the original Everest Base Camp.

    Altitude: 5,184m
    Trekking Duration: 6h

  • An early morning hike to Kala Patthar for sunrise views of Mt. Everest up close.
    Kala Patthar offers the best views of Mt. Everest.
    After some time, hike down Gorakshep for breakfast, before retracing the trail back to Pheriche, a small settlement that also has a clinic run by the Himalayan Rescue Association (HRA).

    Altitude: 4,280m
    Trekking: 6-7h

  • Hike to Debuche, passing Tengboche and descending to Phunkitanga. A final climb to reach Namche Bazar and enjoy civilization again and visit bakeries, restaurants and bars.

    Altitude: 3,440m
    Trekking: 5h

  • Begin your final hiking day by descending through Rhododendron forests from Namche Bazaar to the Hilary suspension bridge.

    Altitude: 2,846m
    Trekking: 4-5h

  • An early morning flight back to Manthali and drive 4 hours back to Kathmandu. Spend the rest of the day at your leisure.

  • Enjoy the day at your leisure. Relax with a 1-hour complimentary foot massage in Kathmandu,

    This additional day in Kathmandu is recommended to avoid missing your international flight, due to the unpredictability of Lukla’s mountain flight schedules, which might get canceled due to bad weather.

  • Transfer to the airport for your departure flight.

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Mt. Everest Base Camp Trekking Map

What is Included

Our package includes all the following.

  • Welcome dinner in Kathmandu
  • Complimentary 1-h foot massage in Kathmandu
  • 1 full day sightseeing in Kathmandu and visit 2 UNESCO World Heritage Sites
  • Domestic flight from Lukla and Mulkort
  • Domestic flight from Kathmandu to Phaplu
  • Private transfers between Kathmandu and Mulkort
  • Dedicated trekking guide
  • Porter during trek
  • 4 nights stay in Kathmandu at 5-star hotel with breakfast
  • 1 night stay in Phaplu at deluxe lodge with breakfast
  • 11 nights trekking accommodation with 3 daily meals
  • All entrance fees for sites mentioned
  • Private transfers
  • Airport pickup/drop-off service
  • TIMS card, National park permit fees
  • 24/7 support during your trip

Not Included

Our tours do not include the following expenses, however, we do provide assistance if needed to provide them for your holiday.

  • Tourist visa fees
  • International flight
  • Personal expenses
  • Non-specified meals
  • Personal travel insurance

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