Everest Base Camp Trek
Everest Base Camp Trek

Everest Base Camp Trek

16 nights

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Highlights

Trek through incredible scenery on the world-renowned Everest Base Camp Trek

Hike to the original Mount Everest Base Camp at Gorak Shep, then continue to the current Everest Base Camp (EBC).
Climb to the peak of Kala Patthar, the viewpoint that is widely recognized to be the best vantage point for viewing Mount Everest, in time to see this epic view at sunrise.
Explore Nepal’s rich history and culture, including visits to Buddhist and Hindu temples, Sherpa mani walls and prayer flags, and more.
Stay in family-run tea houses along your trek, which allows you to meet native people and experience the local hospitality.

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A trek to Everest Base Camp is a trekking adventure like no other. Stand at the foot of the tallest mountain in the world. See Mount Everest from many different vantage points, including the renowned viewpoint at Kala Patthar, where you can watch the sunrise over this fabled mountain.

Breathtaking landscapes abound in this Himalayan mountain paradise, and you will spend many days surrounded by their beauty and majesty. As you travel to the region, view these massive mountains from above on an unforgettable airplane ride from Kathmandu to Lukla.

This tour also allows you to experience life in native Sherpa villages, introducing you to native people and exposing you to their history and culture. Before and after your trek, you’ll spend several days exploring Kathmandu, the fascinating capital of Nepal. There will be plenty of free time for exploration and your guide can help you find the sights that are the most interesting to you. Experience for yourself why a trek in the Himalayas is a life-changing experience for so many who undertake this journey. Book your Everest Base Camp guided tour today!

Everest Base Camp Trek

Everest Base Camp Trek Itinerary

Day 1 Arrive in Kathmandu

Welcome to Nepal! Fly into the Tribhuwan International Airport in Kathmandu where an airport representative from your tour will meet you. Your guide will brief you with more details about your tour when you arrive. Enjoy your first evening with a traditional Nepali dinner and a cultural program.
Overnight Location: Mandala Boutique Hotel (1,400m/4,593’), Kathmandu
Distance / Time: None
Meals: Dinner

Day 2 Explore Kathmandu

After breakfast in your hotel, take a guided sightseeing tour of the Kathmandu Valley, exploring the wonders of this vibrant city. Visit a well-known Buddhist temple called Stupa Swayambunath, which is also called the Monkey Temple. At this location high on a hill, you’ll enjoy a spectacular view of the mountains and the Kathmandu Valley that surrounds you. The oldest and most mysterious shrine in Kathmandu, Stupa Swayambunath attracts Buddhist visitors and tourists from all over the world to view its white dome and sparkling gold spire. Next, travel to the Hindu temple of Pashupatinath, the most famous Hindu temple on the Indian subcontinent. There is also a crematorium beside the temple. Finally, your tour also takes you to Patan Durbar Square where you can see incredible temples and palaces from centuries past, each an exquisite example of traditional Nepalese architecture.
Overnight Location: Mandala Boutique Hotel (1,400m/4,593’), Kathmandu
Distance / Time: As Required
Meals: Breakfast

Day 3 Fly to Lukla, Trek to Phakding

Today you’ll get a bird’s eye view of the incredible mountains as you fly above them from Kathmandu to Lukla (2,845m/9,334’). When you arrive, you’ll meet your trekking crew and enjoy a break for tea. Then the trek begins! Today’s trek is both short and easy, but it may feel challenging due to the elevation. Begin your trek northward to the Dudhkoshi Valley, then descend from the plateau into the wooded valley. After a lunch break, continue north, crossing several streams until you reach Phakding (2,650 m/8,694’). Spend the night in the Phakding settlement, surrounded by inspirational views.
Overnight Location: Lodge in Phakding (2,650 m/8,694’)
Distance / Time: 8 km, 5 hours, 100 m of ascent
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 4 Trek to Namche Bazaar

Today’s hike goes through farmland and passes through settlements on your way to Namche Bazaar (3,440 m/11,286’). The trail follows the Dudh Kosi River to the north, through fantastic forests filled with magnolia, fir and rhododendron trees. After you cross the Bhote Kosi, the western fork of the river, you’ll begin to climb steeply up to Namche Bazaar. This village, a large and prosperous Sherpa village, is referred to as the Gateway to Mount Everest, and is also an important center for trade. A bazaar, or market, is held here weekly where sellers from many local villages gather to sell fresh food.
Overnight Location: Lodge in Namche Bazaar (3,440 m/11,286’)
Distance / Time: 10 km, 7 hours, 700 m of ascent, 200 m of descent
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 5 Acclimatize in Namche Bazar

Today is a rest day to allow time for your body to acclimate to the altitude. It is recommended that you stay active even on rest days as this will help you as you continue trekking. A short hike to the nearby villages of Thamo or Synboche will help you be both physically and mentally fit to continue your journey.
Overnight Location: Lodge in Namche Bazaar (3,440 m/11,286’)
Distance / Time: 6 km, 3 hours, 300 m of ascent, 300 m of descent
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 6 Trek to Tengboche

Today’s hike takes you from Namche up to Tengboche (3,870 m/12,697’) over a beautiful path through rhododendron forests, over suspension bridges, and past religious monuments called chortens or stupas, and walls built from prayer-inscribed mani stones. The entire route is breathtaking, with the Dudh Kosi River far below you and the majestic Himalayan peaks of Thamserku, Ama Dablam, Kantega, Lhotse, and of course Everest rising ahead of you. This will be an incredible day of trekking.
Overnight Location: Lodge in Tengboche (3,870 m/12,697’)
Distance / Time: 11 km, 6-7 hours, 600 m of ascent, 400 m of descent
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 7 Trek to Dingboche

After breakfast, you can visit the lovely Tengboche Buddhist Monastery. The Lama will tell you the story of the yeti, and you may have an opportunity to witness their prayer time. Descend from here to Deboche for lunch at a lodge, then continue your trek after lunch to Dingboche. This walk to Dingboche is considered by many to be among the most beautiful valley paths on earth. Spend the night at Dingboche (4,410 m/14,469’).
Overnight Location: Lodge in Dingboche (4,410 m/14,469’)
Distance / Time: 12 km, 6 hours, 985 m of ascent, 700 m of descent
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 8 Acclimatize in Dingboche

Today is another acclimatization day to help you adapt to the changes in elevation, environment, and climate. While a rest day, staying active today will help you prepare for the remainder of your journey. A suggested day hike from Dingboche is to hike up along the Imja Khola River to reach the peak of Chhukung Ri or Nagarzhang. From here you can see the fluted ice walls which flank the Amphu Lapcha Pass, as well as breathtaking views of Lhotse, Island Peak, and Ama Dablam.
Overnight Location: Lodge in Dingboche (4,410 m/14,469’)
Distance / Time: 12 km, 7 hours, 700 m of ascent, 700 m of descent
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 9 Trek to Lobuche

Continue your ascent to Everest Base Camp today by crossing through lovely alpine meadows which serve as yak pastures in the summer. You’ll reach the end of the Khumbu Glacier moraine. The climb up toward the village of Gorak Shep is steep and tough. Stop for the night at Lobuche (4,910 m/16,109’) with a direct view of Nuptse mountain and a truly magnificent sunset.
Overnight Location: Lodge in Lobuche (4,910 m/16,109’)
Distance / Time: 8 km, 5 hours, 350 m of ascent, 60 m of descent
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 10 Trek to Gorak Shep and Everest Base Camp

The trek from Lobuche to Gorak Shep today is quite a challenge, particularly due to the higher elevation. Climb the Khumbu glacier then cross the Changri glacier to reach Gorak Shep (5,140 m/16,864’). From here, explore further to reach the Everest Base Camp (5,364 m/17,598’). Expect more stunning views today. Return to Gorak Shep to spend the night.
Overnight Location: Lodge in Gorak Shep (5,140 m/16,864’)
Distance / Time: 9 km, 8-9 hours, 500 m of ascent, 270 m of descent
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 11 Trek to Kala Patthar, then Pheriche

Today we’ll check in to see how you’re doing physically before continuing. If you’re in good condition, then the trek continues to Kala Patthar (5,550 m/18,209’). This hike starts early in the morning so that you reach Kala Patthar in time to watch the sunrise with a spectacular panoramic view of Mount Everest and Pomo-Ri. The Kala Patthar climb begins at Gorak Shep, which was the original Everest Base Camp. After enjoying the views from the landmark overlook of Kala Patthar, return to the lodge at Gorak Shep to eat breakfast, then continue your hike, descending to Pheriche (4,240 m/13,911’) to spend the night.
Overnight Location: Lodge in Pheriche (4,240 m/13,911’)
Distance / Time: 16 km, 8-9 hours, 500 m of ascent, 1,400 m of descent
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 12 Trek to Phortse

The trail today is relatively flat, ascending gradually through the forest from Pheriche to Phortse. The village of Phortse is remote but beautiful. You’ll enjoy incredible scenery and the opportunity to meet and talk with the local villagers. Spend the night in Phortse (3,680 m/12,073’).
Overnight Location: Lodge in Phortse (3,680 m/12,073’)
Distance / Time: 14 km, 6-7 hours, 400 m of ascent, 1,200 m of descent
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 13 Trek to Khumjung then Monjo

After breakfast, hike for about 1.5 hours to the village of Khumjung, which has special significance in this region for many reasons. It is the situation at the base of Khumbi Yul Lha (or Khumbila), a mountain that is considered sacred. The region derives its name from this peak. There is a monastery here that is said to hold a scalp from the legendary yeti. As you leave Khumjung, you will pass a school that was established by Sir Edmund Hillary. He raised funds to establish several schools to help educate the Sherpa people and his educational legacy continues to this day. Continue hiking toward Namche, where you can stop and explore for several hours, then continue to Monjo (2,840 m/9,318’). At the peak, enjoy incredible views over Namche. As the trail descends, you’ll cross a clear tree line and notice your surroundings becoming increasingly green and lush, with small streams and waterfalls along your route.
Overnight Location: Lodge in Monjo (2,840 m/9,318’)
Distance / Time: 14 km, 5-6 hours, 700 m of ascent, 1,400 m of descent
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 14 Trek to Lukla

Finish your trek today with a steep hike down to the Dudh Kosi River, then a long but gentle trail takes you back to Lukla. You can celebrate your completed journey by relaxing at the local tea house with clear views back to the mountains you’ve just explored. Tonight, it’s time to say farewell to the crew that accompanied you on your trek. Spend the night in Lukla (2,850 m/9,350’) and prepare to travel back to Kathmandu tomorrow.
Overnight Location: Lodge in Lukla (2,850 m/9,350’)
Distance / Time: 13 km, 6-7 hours, 700 m of ascent, 600 m of descent
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 15 Fly to Kathmandu

The return flight from Lukla to Kathmandu is just as spectacular as your first flight, but perhaps even better now that the mountains have become more familiar. After you land in Kathmandu, the remainder of the day is free to explore, go shopping or sightseeing, or simply find a great cafe or roof-top restaurant to relax and rest after your amazing journey.
Overnight Location: Mandala Boutique Hotel (1,400 m/4,593’), Kathmandu
Distance / Time: None
Meals: Breakfast

Day 16 Explore Kathmandu

Enjoy a leisurely day in Kathmandu. This extra day is built into the schedule in case of weather delays or travel issues, so if everything has gone smoothly then you have the entire day to spend in Kathmandu. Your guide can help you find sightseeing or shopping that matches your interests. You can also choose to just relax and rest today.
Overnight Location: Mandala Boutique Hotel (1,400 m/4,593’), Kathmandu
Distance / Time: None
Meals: Breakfast

Day 17 Departure Day

Today is unscheduled and you are free to explore as you wish until it is time to return to the airport. You may enjoy souvenir shopping or discovering some of the many cultural sites that the city has to offer. Your guide can help you find exactly what you’re looking for, then an airport representative will escort you to the airport and help with any details. Have a pleasant journey!
Overnight Location: N/A
Distance / Time: None
Meals: Breakfast

Everest Base Camp Trek Price and Dates

Pricing for this guided trekking tour to Everest Base Camp depends on whether you choose to join an existing group on a specific date or if you prefer a custom tour for your group only.

This tour is available year-round. The best time to travel to Nepal for this trek is during the pre-monsoon season from March through early May, or post-monsoon in October and November. Monsoon season typically lasts from late May through September.

Private Guided Everest Base Camp Trekking Tour

Have your own private tour with just your group! Prices below are per person:

  • Guided group of 2-5: $2,099 USD per person
  • Guided group of 6 and more: $1,999 USD per person

Join a Group Everest Base Camp Trekking Tour

Make new friends and join a group trekking to Everest Base Camp. Prices below are per person:

Sep 09, 2020
Sep 25, 2020
From Kathmandu
To Kathmandu
USD$1,999
17 days / 5+ Spaces Left
Sep 26, 2020
Oct 12, 2020
From Kathmandu
To Kathmandu
USD$1,999
17 days / 5 Spaces Left
Oct 05, 2020
Oct 21, 2020
From Kathmandu
To Kathmandu
USD$1,999
17 days / 5+ Spaces Left
Oct 15, 2020
Oct 31, 2020
From Kathmandu
To Kathmandu
USD$1,999
17 days / 5+ Spaces Left
Nov 01, 2020
Nov 17, 2020
From Kathmandu
To Kathmandu
USD$1,999
17 days / 5+ Spaces Left
Nov 05, 2020
Nov 21, 2020
From Kathmandu
To Kathmandu
USD$1,999
17 days / 5+ Spaces Left
Dec 14, 2020
Dec 30, 2020
From Kathmandu
To Kathmandu
USD$1,999
17 days / 5+ Spaces Left

Accommodation on Everest Base Camp Trekking Tour

This tour is based in trekking lodges, also called tea houses, along the trek. These accommodations are simple since there is no road access to reach them, but they are also friendly and full of atmosphere. Most lodges have dining areas that are heated, but the bedrooms are typically unheated. Wooden beds with foam mattresses are provided, but you will need a sleeping bag. Washing and toilet facilities are shared, and some have solar showers available for an additional charge.

Before and after your trek, you will be staying in a 3-star hotel in Kathmandu. Rooms are double occupancy, and single travellers will pay a supplement.

In some cases, accommodation listed below may need to be substituted for other, comparable accommodations.

Single Rooms and Solo Travelers
You can pay a supplement of $250 USD to have a private room in a hotel. Contact us and we can try and match single travellers up, where possible. Private rooms are not available in the trekking lodges.

Mandala Boutique Hotel, Kathmandu ★★★★

Located in a quiet corner of the Thamel area of Kathmandu, this hotel has easy access to shopping and other tourist attractions. It is clean and air-conditioned for your comfort.

Night 3-14

Trekking Lodges (Tea Houses) along the trekking route

These lodges are simple but full of atmosphere. The rooms in these lodges are not heated, but some have heated dining areas. Toilets and washing facilities are shared.

Mandala Boutique Hotel, Kathmandu ★★★★

Located in a quiet corner of the Thamel area of Kathmandu, this hotel has easy access to shopping and other tourist attractions. It is clean and air-conditioned for your comfort.

What’s included in the Everest Base Camp Trekking Tour?

Meals

16 breakfasts, 12 lunches, 13 dinners are included on this tour.

Accommodations

Accommodations for all 16 nights are included. Along the trek, stay in simple trekking lodges (tea houses). Before and after the trek, stay in a 3.5-star hotel in Kathmandu.

Transportation during the Tour

Domestic flights and land transportation described in the itinerary are included, as well as a guide on the flight and all airport taxes. Airport transfers between the Kathmandu Airport and your hotel are also included.

Also Included

  • An experienced, insured and equipped English-speaking guide
  • Guided sightseeing and entry fees in Kathmandu
  • TIMS permit
  • National Park permit
  • Porter (Insured and equipped according to IPPG rules)
  • Acclimatization days exploring Namche and Dingboche
  • Visit to the village of Phortse, a traditional Sherpa village in the Khumbu region

Not included

  • Flights to/from Kathmandu
  • Visa to enter Nepal
  • Meals not listed as included (lunches and dinners in Kathmandu)
  • Personal drinks / alcohol
  • Additional costs due to illness, rescue, force majeure, flight/itinerary changes
  • Tips for guides and other trekking staff
  • Personal costs such as charging batteries or hot showers

Frequently Asked Questions about Everest Base Camp Trek

Trekking Team Group is a leading Trekking Tour Operator in Nepal, with over 25 yeas of experience showing tourists the best of Nepal. Originally formed with Trekking Team Switzerland, Trekking Team Group aims to provide excellent Swiss quality service for all their guests.

Is this tour for me?

The Everest Base Camp trek is a moderately difficult trek, and you should have experience trekking in the mountains before. We rate this tour as a 4 / 5. Sections of the trail are strenuous, but at higher elevations, even easier sections of trail become more challenging. Consult your doctor if you have concerns about trekking at high altitudes.

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