Everest Base Camp Trek- 16 Days



Trip overview
Primary Activity: Heritage tour, thrilling flight, walking in mountain trail viewing beautiful mountains
Duration : 16 Days Trip Code : HNEBC016
Trip Grade : Moderately Strenuous Max-Altitude : 5550m/18315 ft.
Meals : All meals during trek Accomodation : Hotels/Mountain Lodges
Group Size : Min:2, Max: 10+ Transportation Flights/Private Vehicles
Trip Start : Kathmandu Trip End : Kathmandu
Route : Kathmandu-Lukla-Nanche-EBC-Lukla-Kathmandu
Departure Dates
Best Season : Spring (March, April, May, early June) & Autumn (September, October, November, early December)
Trip Notes / Guideline on Itinerary: Price offered is full inclusive and it is quoted in USD. Trip will only starts when you will arrive to Kathmandu International Airport. The given itinerary is just a standard itinerary and could be customized on request.

Description


Everest Base Camp Trek is an incredible trip to reach close to the highest peak of the world- the Mt. Everest. This trek highlights to the visit the world highest Sherpa peoples and their richest culture, Tibetan Buddhist monasteries, and incredible panorama of highest mountain in the world!

Everest’s overwhelming summit towers so close to the sky that even the Everest Base Camp Trek 5357m demands abundant courage to undertake this high degree adventurous feat. Join us on exhilarating 16-days trek to the southern Base Camp of the Everest through the most incredible mountain landscapes of the world. Prior to the Everest Base Camp Trek, explore the historic opulence of the Heritage Valley, Kathmandu. While on Everest Base Camp Trek, accommodate yourselves in the tea houses of the villages nestling in the foothills of gigantic Himalayan peaks; observe the unique culture of the Khumbu natives, Sherpas; and tread the trails lined with maniwall, inscribed with the holy Buddhist prayers. Every mile walked in the region is a new discovery. Sacred mountain monasteries and the Sherpa’s spiritual point of view on the Himalayas they call home are bonus rewards of the Everest Base Camp Trek.

In addition, Hiking Nepal also offer number of choices for trekking in Everest region to have more opportunity to enjoy its natural beauties, enhance cultural experiences; you could join our Gokyo valley and Everest Circuit Trek. You could also join our challenging trekking route to Everest Region by joining our Everest 3 Passes Trekking-19 Days. If you want to add day/s climbing experience while trekking in Everest Base Camp, you may join our Island Peak.  Similarly, if you have a time limitation, then you can also join Rapid Everest Base Camp Trek or Everest Base Camp 2 Weeks Trek.

If you are not satisfied with this itinerary or if you want to customize this package in your timeline or budget, then you could contact us, or email to info@hikingnepal.com

  • Day 01 Arrive Kathmandu (Altitude: 1350/4428 ft. Meal: Dinner)
  • Day 02 Cultural Tour of Kathmandu City (Altitude: 1350/4428 ft. Meal: Breakfast)
  • Day 03 Fly to Lukla and trek to Phakding (Altitude: Lukla: 2840/ 9372 ft. Phakding: 2610 m/8613 ft. Flight: 30 minutes Trek: 3/4 hrs. Meal: BLD)
  • Day 04 Trek to Namche (Altitude; 3440 m/11352 ft. Trek: 5/6 hrs. Meal: BLD)
  • Day 05 Rest day at Namche for acclimatization (Altitude; 3440 m/11352 ft. Meal: BLD)
  • Day 06 Trek Namche Bazaar to Tengboche (Altitude: 3860 m/ 12738 ft. Trek: 5/6 hrs. Meal: BLD)
  • Day 07 Trek to Dingboche (Altitude: 4410 m/14553 ft. Trek: 5/6 hrs. Meal: BLD)
  • Day 08 Rest day for acclimatization (Altitude: 4410 m/14553 ft. Meal: BLD)
  • Day 09 Trek to Lobuche (Altitude: 4910 m/16203 ft. Trek: 5/6 hrs. Meal: BLD)
  • Day 10 Trek to Everest Base Camp, back to Gorakshep (Altitude: EBC: 5357m/17678 ft. Gorekshep: 5140 m/16960 ft. Trek: 6/7 hrs. Meal: BLD)
  • Day 11 Trek to Kalapatthar, back to Dughla (Altitude: Kalapatthar: 5550 m/18315 ft. Dzongla: 4620 m/15245 ft. Trek: 5/6 hrs. Meal: BLD)
  • Day 12 Trek to Pangboche (Altitude: 3930 m/12970 ft. Trek: 5/6 hrs. Meal: BLD)
  • Day 13 Trek to Namche (Altitude: 3440 m/11352 ft. Trek: 4/5 hrs. Meal: BLD)
  • Day 14 Trek to Lukla (Altitude: 2840/ 9372 ft. Trek: 4/5 hrs. Meal: BLD)
  • Day 15 Fly to Kathmandu (Altitude: 1350/4428 ft. Flight: 30 minutes Meal: B/D)
  • Day 16 Departure (Altitude: 1350/4428 ft. Meal: B)

Trip Photos and Videos


Day 01 Arrive Kathmandu (Altitude: 1350/4428 ft. Meal: Dinner)

On your arrival in Kathmandu International Airport, one of our representative will pick up you and escort you to the hotel as well as help you to check-in at hotel. After your refreshment, you will be briefed about the next day trip. In the evening, we, the Hiking Nepal will offer you a welcome dinner introducing Nepalese cuisine and culture.


Day 02 Cultural Tour of Kathmandu City (Altitude: 1350/4428 ft. Meal: Breakfast)

After having delightful breakfast, you will be introduced with guide and takes you to UNESCO Heritages sites of the valley where you will observe living heritage of Medieval Nepal - Witness the biggest Hindu temple of Nepal, Pashupatinath and capture the sacred moments of Hindu death ritual at Aryaghat in Pashupatinath. Stroll the lively streets of Kathmandu Old Market Asan to Kathmandu Durbar Square and visit the home of The Living Goddess Kumari, Nepalese style of Architecture as well as astonishing wooden carving. A short drive from Kathmandu Durbar Square will take you to a hill top stupa called as “Swyambhu” meaning “self -emerge” and belief that the hill emerged impulsively from the great lake that once covered Kathmandu valley.


Day 03 Fly to Lukla and trek to Phakding (Altitude: Lukla: 2840/ 9372 ft. Phakding: 2610 m/8613 ft. Flight: 30 minutes Trek: 3/4 hrs. Meal: BLD)

On a clear bright morning, you will fly over the snowcapped mountains to one of the most electrifying high altitude airports, Lukla at an altitude 2900 m. Your guides and porters will accompany you here for the trek. Hence, the trekking adventure kicks off. Beginning the trek, you will slide down almost 500 meters to Dudh Koshi River. Then, the trek winds along the trial beside the River towards Phakding. Passing several mani-walls and boulders engraved with Buddhist prayers, you will arrive at Phakding where you will spend your first night of your trek.


Day 04 Trek to Namche (Altitude; 3440 m/11352 ft. Trek: 5/6 hrs. Meal: BLD)

The trek chases the northern trial up the Dudh Kosi valley to Monjo. At Monjo the trek officially enters Sagarmatha National Park where you have to issue Sagarmatha National Park Permit Card. Continuing the trial along the steep uphill climb while savoring the first glimpse of Everest, you will arrive at the hub of Sherpa- Namche Bazaar. Spend your overnight at local lodge.


Day 05 Rest day at Namche for acclimatization (Altitude; 3440 m/11352 ft. Meal: BLD)

It is a day to acclimatize you with higher elevation. On this day, you can go for a short hike to Khumjung, a beautiful settlement of Hospitable Sherpas. OR, you can roam around the Namche that offers Internet Cafes, restaurants, ATMs, and colorful markets. Even, you can enjoy the traditional living of mountain dwellers that is even beautified by the awe-inspiring surrounding and high altitude flora/fauna.


Day 06 Trek Namche Bazaar to Tengboche (Altitude: 3860 m/ 12738 ft. Trek: 5/6 hrs. Meal: BLD)

With delightful breakfast in Namche, you will walk on the side of the valley above the Dudh Koshi River. Passing by several villages and numerous tea shops, you will descend steeply to a bridge over the river at Phunki Tenga; you can see water driven prayer wheel. Also, it is an ideal stopover for lunch where you will take rest for a while before making the steep climb to Tangboche. Along the trail, you can enjoy the beautiful rhododendron bushes, birds and superb mountains that let you forget about the tiring zigzag trail. You will get first view of spectacular mountains including Mt. Everest, Ama Dablam, Lhotse Shar, Tawache, Kangtega, Thamserkhu, Nuptse. Once you reach at Tengbocbe, you can explore the Khumbu largest monastery- the Tengboche Monastery.


Day 07 Trek to Dingboche (Altitude: 4410 m/14553 ft. Trek: 5/6 hrs. Meal: BLD)

Starts a trail passing through lush forests of birch, confer and rhododendron trees. On the trail, you can have mesmerizing views of Mt. Everest, Lhotse, and Ama Dablam. You can slowly steep down to Deboche, then cross the Imja River to Pangboche. Ascend toward the upper Pangboche, you will visit one of the oldest monastery of Khumbu- the Pangboche Monastery. You will continue your hike to the Imja valley and Lobuche River on the way to Dingboche. It is an attractive village that is beautified with the field of barley, potatoes and buckwheat along with grazing animals.


Day 08 Rest day for acclimatization (Altitude: 4410 m/14553 ft. Meal: BLD)

It is a day to acclimatize you in the high altitude. Today, considering your physical fitness, you will be taken to Chhukung valley following the Imja River. From here, you can view the stunning mountains and Glacier lakes including Island Peak (6189m), Amphulapche (5663m), Lhotse Shar (8382m) and Lhotse (8516m). The main aim of today is to acclimatize you properly for more challenging days onwards.


Day 09 Trek to Lobuche (Altitude: 4910 m/16203 ft. Trek: 5/6 hrs. Meal: BLD)

Today, trek will continue up the village from where, you can enjoy the mountains including Mt. Makalu. You will take a steep climb towards the foot of the Khumbu Glacier and reach at Dugla. You will rest for a while after taking lunch at local lodges. Then, you will walk on the trail zigzags up through the boulders of the glacier's terminal moraine. At the top of this climb there are many stone cairns, built as memorials to the many Sherpas who have died while climbing Mt Everest. The path then climbs gently along the glacier, to eventually reach the cluster of houses at Lobuche. It is situated in the beneath of Lhotse ridge.


Day 10 Trek to Everest Base Camp, back to Gorakshep (Altitude: EBC: 5357m/17678 ft. Gorekshep: 5140 m/16960 ft. Trek: 6/7 hrs. Meal: BLD)

It is the most interesting and challenging day of this trip as day starts with a mixture of excitement and anxiety. Today, you will hike up to the Everest base camp at an altitude of 5364 m.

You will headed through the horizontal moraine of the Khumbu Glacier. On the way to Gorekshep, you will witness the north ridge of Mt. Everest, Mt. pumori, Mt. Mahalangur, Mt. Nuptse and many more. Further climbing through the Changri Glacier, you can have first glimpse of Kalapatthar. You will stop at Gorekshep for a lunch; then continue to walk for your ultimate destination- the Everest Base Camp. The splendid views of the mountains and scenarios makes the journey livelier, even snubbing all the tiresome walk in the steep route. The trail will last for approximately 3 hours from Gorekshep. Once you reach at base camp, you can actually see the deadliest route to the Everest that make the journey more adventurous. You will get to spend quality time exploring the base camp and surrounding areas and return to Gorak Shep to spend the night.


Day 11 Trek to Kalapatthar, back to Dughla (Altitude: Kalapatthar: 5550 m/18315 ft. Dzongla: 4620 m/15245 ft. Trek: 5/6 hrs. Meal: BLD)

Next to Everest Base camp, this day is too exciting and adventurous hiking to Kalapatthar. You will get an early morning call from our guide to get ready to hike first at Kalapatthar. The reason is to catch the sparkling yellowish snowcapped over the mountains especially Mt. Everest by the strike of every rays during sunrise. Every second become an exciting moments of lifetime; well, don’t forget to capture in camera. Then, you will return back to Gorekshep with refreshing mood and descend back towards Dugla where you spend your overnight.


Day 12 Trek to Pangboche (Altitude: 3930 m/12970 ft. Trek: 5/6 hrs. Meal: BLD)

Today, you will mostly trek downhill. As you retrace your steps from Duglha, you will descend to Pheriche. You can visit The Himalayan Rescue Association, a trekker’s aid post. You will stay for a while for your lunch. Then, you will cross the Khumbu River by a wooden suspension bridge and follow the Imja River to the village of Pangboche where you will spend your overnight.


Day 13 Trek to Namche (Altitude: 3440 m/11352 ft. Trek: 4/5 hrs. Meal: BLD)

It will be the steep down following the River, crossing bridge and enjoying the route decorated with birch and rhododendron forest. Your sight will even keep on catching few Himalayan giants including Everest, Kwangde, Tawache, Nuptse, Lhotse, Ama Dablam, Kantega and Thamserkhu. Overnight will be refreshing at Namche.


Day 14 Trek to Lukla (Altitude: 2840/ 9372 ft. Trek: 4/5 hrs. Meal: BLD)

Today is the final day of the trip. You will walk following Dudh Koshi River down to Lukla. You will have a celebration with the involvement of the Guide, Sherpa and Porters as well. They will serves some local’s beer called “CHANG” and enjoy party learning some dance step from traditional Sherpas.


Day 15 Fly to Kathmandu (Altitude: 1350/4428 ft. Flight: 30 minutes Meal: B/D)

You will board a plane back to Kathmandu. Arriving at Kathmandu you will be transferred to your hotel and rest of the day will be your leisure time. You can go for shopping, message, or rest at Hotel. Evening time, we invite you for farewell dinner at authentic restaurant. You can share your experience, feedback us and give us a chance to make your evening a wonderful time. Overnight at Hotel.


Day 16 Departure (Altitude: 1350/4428 ft. Meal: B)

Today, you will depart Kathmandu carrying lots of adventurous memories of the Everest Base Camp trek. Our office representative  will help you to check-out from hotel and escort you to the International Airport to catch your flight. Additionally, if you are staying more days and willing to do tour or adventure activities, please let us know, we shall arrange it for you.

Price Based on Twin/Double Sharing Basis
1 Traveler 2 - 3 Travelers 4 - 6 Travelers 7 - 9 Travelers
$ 1520.00 Per Person $ 1299.00 Per Person $ 1225.00 Per Person $ 1199.00 Per Person
What is included
  • Airport transfer by Hiking Nepal office representative in a private vehicle
  • Welcome Dinner at Typical Nepalese Restaurant with cultural dance show
  • Farewell Dinner at finest restaurant in Thamel Kathmandu
  • 3 nights’ accommodation at Hotel Blue Horizon in Kathmandu with breakfast on twin sharing basis
  • 12 nights’ accommodation  at well and comfortable Mountain Lodge available en-route during trek (Few nights’ at during trek with attached bathroom/toilets)
  • English speaking, First Aid and Eco-trained local trekking guide, Assistance guide as per the group size, porters (2:1)
  • All the expenses for guide and porters along with Insurance
  • Guided sightseeing tour in Kathmandu by English speaking local guide
  • Domestic Airfare for Kathmandu/Lukla/Kathmandu
  • Sagarmatha  National Park Fees
  • Trekkers’ Information Management System (TIMS) Card fee
  • Exclusive medical kit bag, Duffle Bag, Trekking T-shirt, Trekking Maps, Adventure Certificate
  • Sleeping Bag and Down Jacket during Trek
  • All government and local taxes as applicable
What is not included
    • Nepal Visa - (Cost- US$- 25 for 15 days & $- 40 for 30 days)
    • Lunch & evening meals while in Kathmandu and Pokhara (Except welcome/farewell dinner)
    • Travel insurance
    • Monuments entry fees for sightseing tour in Kathmandu heritage sites
    • Cost of personal nature expenses, Beverages (Mineral water or coca cola), cost of extra meals, snacks, phones bills, Internet, WiFi, laundry etc.
    • Cost incurred during emergency, evacuations
    • Tips for Guide and porters

We have prepared the trip departure dates in small groups departure for group fun and enjoyment trekking. Our group size start from 2 peoples (Even for solo travelers, we organize single trip on supplement cost of US$- 200 additional) and maximum group size will be 8-10 travelers. But in general, our every date will have small groups of 4- 6 peoples, which is good group size for safe and flexible & comfortable trekking. We have listed our group departure dates based on every season as below.

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