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Everest Base Camp Trek

Everest Base Camp Trek

With a plethora of enchanting natural wonders, Everest Base Camp Trek is easily one of the most celebrated treks in the world. This Everest region trek consists of everything a traveler wants beginning with the opportunity to witness the highest mountain in the world, the Mt. Everest (8848m). Additionally, an abundant number of glistening lakes, shining glaciers, and a wide range of diverse flora and fauna will make your Himalayas trek impossible to forget.

Everest Base Camp Trek explores the majority of the attractions in the Everest region. Situated in the northeastern part of Nepal, Everest region is known for the Himalayas. Besides the Mt. Everest (8848m), there are a number of towering Himalayas like Lhotse (8516m), Makalu (8485m), and Cho Oyu (8201m). Moreover, the Sagarmatha National Park covers much of the Everest Base Camp Trek route. Here, one can enjoy an amazing bio-diversity including some rare flora and fauna. As such, there will be no shortage of breathtaking views on the Everest Base Camp Trek.

Everest Base Camp Trek route, among the many other Everest region treks, is known to be one of the best in the world. The availability of accommodation and other facilities even in the adverse weather conditions is the major attraction of this place. Another one of the attraction is the rich culture of the ethnic people living in the mountains. The traditional lifestyles of Sherpa communities have been able to mesmerize people from all over the world who indulge in the trek to Everest Base Camp.

The Everest Base Camp Trek cost is yet another factor that attracts travelers. Considering the climatic conditions and the diverse geography, an average of $1200 – $1389 per person for a 12-14 days trip is really attractive.

There are a number of travel and trekking options available in Everest region besides the Everest Base Camp Trek. EBC Heli Tour, Everest Panorama Trek, Gokyo Lake Trek, Three Passes Trek, and Cho La Pass Trek. Similarly, Island Peak Climbing, Lobuche Peak Climbing, and Ama Dablam Expedition are also other popular options for mountaineering in the Everest region.

The best time for Everest Base Camp Trek is during the seasons of autumn (September- November) and spring (March-May). These seasons faceless change in the weather and the trekking trails are also ideal for trekking. Moreover, the views are clear and mesmerizing during these seasons.

Outline for 14 Days Everest Base Camp Trek Itinerary

  • Day 1: Arrival in Kathmandu
  • Day 2: Short flight to Lukla –Trek to Phakding
  • Day 3: Trek to Namche Bazaar
  • Day 4: Acclimatization day trip to Namche Bazaar.
  • Day 5: Trek to Tengboche
  • Day 6: Trek to Dingboche
  • Day 7: Acclimatization day trip to Dingboche.
  • Day 8: Lobuche
  • Day 9: Trek to Everest Base Camp – back to Gorakshep
  • Day 10: Hike up to Kalapatthar then trek to Pheriche
  • Day 11: Trek to Namche Bazaar
  • Day 12: Namche to Lukla
  • Day 13: Fly back to Kathmandu
  • Day 14: Departure, or extend your tour for other activities in Nepal.

Detailed Everest Base Camp Trek Itinerary

Day 1: Arrival in Kathmandu

Altitude: 1,300m/4,264ft

Accommodation: 3-star hotel

Meals: Dinner

Highlights: Tour the lively capital city

The very first day will be your arrival day in Kathmandu. After your arrival at TIA, you can drive to your destined hotel, take some rest and start exploring the beautiful city of Kathmandu.
The cultural monuments and architectures along with the packed Newari community will let you experience the rich culture of Nepal. While you are at it you can exchange money and buy the necessary equipment for your trek.

Day 2: Flight to Lukla and trek to Phakding
Altitude: 2840m (Lukla) – 2610m (Phakding)
Trekking time: 35 minutes flight + 3 hours trek
Meals : Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Accommodation: Tea House

The thrilling flight to Lukla offers a panoramic view of the snow-clad mountain in Ganesh, Langtang, Rolwaling, and Everest range. The flight also gives you a chance to experience the geographical diversity of Nepal.

From Lukla, you will ascend through pine and rhododendron trees along the Bhote Koshi River. As you continue along the stone trails, you will reach Phakding. The thatched roof houses and green crop fields will greet you at the end of the trip.

Day 3: Trek from Phakding to Namche Bazaar
Altitude: 3440m
Trekking time: 5 to 6 hours
Meals : Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner.
Accommodation: Tea House

The trek on the third day will lead you through the expanse of pine forests along the Dudh Koshi River. Along the way, you also enter the Sagarmatha National Park, a natural UNESCO world heritage site, at Monjo. The national park consists some of the highest peaks in the world with a diverse range of flora and fauna including Himalayan Bear, red pandas and so on.

The destination of the trek is the famous Namche Bazaar from where you will view your first panoramic sighting of the Mt. Everest (8848m) and its surrounding peaks.

Day 4: an Acclimatization day trip in Namche Bazaar
Altitude: 3440m
Trekking time: 6 to 7 hours
Meals : Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner.
Accommodation: Tea House

On the fourth day, you will spend your time to acclimatize and explore Namche.
You can hike to the village of Khumjung where you can visit the local school set up by Sir Edmund Hillary. Similarly, Everest View Hotel, Khunde Village, and Syangboche are also ideal for short hikes from Namche.
After exploring to your heart’s content, you will return to rest at Namche Bazaar.

Day 5: Trek from Namche to Tengboche
Altitude: 3860m
Trekking time: 5 to 6 hours
Meals : Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner.
Accommodation: Tea House

our trek on the fifth day will include a trip to Tengboche. Exiting Namche, the trail will lead you to Sanasa. You will pass the Mong La Pass at the height of 3975m to descend to Tengboche.

Here, you can visit the biggest monastery of the Khumbu region i.e. the Tengboche Monastery. The view from the periphery of the monastery is breathtaking. You can see the beautiful panoramic view of Mt. Everest (8848m), Ama Dablam (6856m), and Thamserku (6608m) among others.

Day 6: Trek from Tengboche to Dingboche
Altitude: 4410m
Trekking time: 5 to 6 hours
Meals : Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner.
Accommodation: Tea House.

Through the alpine forests of Tengboche, you will now travel towards the desert like lands of Dingboche.

From Dingboche, you head towards Debuche and follow the Imja River to Pangboche. The small villages scattered along the way will give you a peek into the traditional Sherpa lifestyle.

The landscape of Dingboche will give you the view of high standing mountains like Mt. Taboche (6367m), Mt. Nuptse (7861m), Mt. Cholatse (6335m) and many more that will take your breath away.

Day 7: Acclimatization day trip in Dingboche
Altitude: 4410m
Trekking time: 3 to 4 hours
Meals : Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner.
Accommodation: Tea House.

the seventh day again is the day for getting used to the climate. You will take part in the day trip in Dingboche where you will hike to the top of the nearby Dingboche Hill. The hike in itself is tiring but it is worth the spectacular view of mountains you see from the top.

After the hike, you will then climb back down to Dingboche where you will spend your next night.

Day 8: Trek to Lobuche
Altitude: 6119m
Trekking time: 6 to 7 hours
Meals : Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner.
Accommodation: Tea House.

The trek on the eighth day is a little challenging. You will walk along the rocky path left by the Khumbu Glacier. The trek heads north to the Thukla Village. Thereafter, you will cross the Thukla Pass (4830m) to trek along the Khumbu Glacier.

The path is filled with the memorials of many climbers who started their trek in Mt. Everest and lost their lives in the process. You will spend your night in one of the lodges in Lobuche.

Day 9: Trek from Lobuche to Everest Base Camp- back to Gorakshep
Altitude: 5140m
Trekking time: 8 to 9 hours
Meals : Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner.
Accommodation: Tea House.

Finally, on a ninth day, you will reach your destination of your Everest Base Camp Trek i.e. the Everest Base Camp itself at the height of 5364m.

Your trek upwards will be hectic as you will have to climb along with the rocky steps and large rocks. The final part of the trek will take you along the Khumbu Glacier and Icefall.

At the Everest Base Camp, you will be greeted with the spectacular view of Himalayan ranges. Nuptse (7861m), Pumo Ri (7165m), and Lingtren (6749m) are some of the illustrious mountains that decorate the views.

You will then trek back your way to Gorakshep where you are to spend your night.

Day 10: Gorakshep to Kalapatthar back to Pheriche
Altitude: 5545m (Kala Patthar) – 4240m (Pheriche)
Time: 4 hours (To Kalapatthar) + 4 hours (To Pheriche)
Meals : Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner.
Accommodation: Tea House.

On the tenth day, you will trek along the rocky path to Kalapatthar viewpoint which is one of the most esteemed landmarks in the Everest region. Here, the view of the Mt. Everest (8848m) is even more spectacular. You can enjoy the vistas of an incredible Himalayan scenery of Lhotse (8414m), Nuptse (7861m), Khumbutse (6665m), and Ama Dablam (6856m) among countless other Himalayas.

Capturing the mesmerizing view in your memories, you will then walk back down to Gorakshep and have breakfast.

Your return trek begins from Gorakshep as you descend along the Khumbu Glacier to reach Pheriche.

Day 11: Trek to Namche Bazaar
Altitude: 3440m
Trekking time: 6 to 7 hours
Meals : Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner.
Accommodation: Tea House.

Day 11 will be your trek back through the lush pine forests. You can enjoy the views of the Himalayas and the Imja River as you retrace your steps.

The trail passes Tengboche and Phunke Tenga towards the beautiful Namche Bazaar. You can also take a side trip to the monasteries along the trail.

Day 12: Trek from Namche Bazaar to Lukla
Altitude: 2840m
Trekking time: 4 to 5 hours
Meals : Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner.
Accommodation: Tea House.

The 12th day will take you through the lush pine forests accompanied by different flora and fauna. You will enjoy your last day of the trek along the Dudh Koshi River as you relive your memories of the trek.

You will go down the hills to Phakding and then taking a short trek down to Lukla.

Day 13: Flight back to Kathmandu
Altitude: 1300m
Time: 30 minutes
Meals : Breakfast, Dinner
Accommodation: 3 Star Hotel .
You can revisit the spectacular view of mountains on the 13th day of the trip where you will return back to Kathmandu by air. You can see for yourself this time the scene of high mountains changing to the view of green hills and river beds.

You can spend the rest of the day shopping in the streets of Kathmandu and take a rest in one of the hotels.

Day 14: Departure

Finally, on day 14, your trip comes to an end. You will bid farewell to Nepal and its wonders as you fly back home.

Everest Base Camp Trek is certainly a surreal experience of majestic natural beauty and Sherpa culture. The trek includes fascinating encounters with the highest mountains in the world and offers a memory of a lifetime.