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Everest base camp trek

Everest base camp trek is 12 days exciting trip in South Asia with half an hour Kathmandu-Lukla flight. A journey from Lukla (2860 m) to the Mount Everest base camp (5364 m) offers acclimatization in the Sherpa village, Namche Bazaar and Dingboche. The hiking goes through the Dudh Kosi Valley middle of the UNESCO heritage site Sagarmatha National Park. Kalapathar (5545 m) is the best viewpoint of the world highest summits, Mt. Everest (8848 m) and Mt. Lhotse (8516 m) incredible glimpse of sunrise and sunset views on a clear day. Trekkers can book a tea house and camping trip in affordable price. National parks permit (3390 Rupee) and TIMS card ($20) is required.

Everest base camp trek is the most popular adventure journey to be followed each step of the Himalayan pioneering, Edmund Hillary, George Mallory, Junko Tabei and Tenzing Norgay Sherpa. Trekkers stay overnight above 4000 meters at Sherpa villages, including Khunde, Pangboche, Dingboche, Lobuche, and Gorakshep. The most popular Sherpa town, Namche Bazaar (3441 m) offers to visit a museum, tea shop, monastery, and the Mount Everest view. Annually 35000 trekkers join the base camp trip. Every April and May, expedition groups set up camping tents at the base camp. September to December and February to May are the best season to join the 62-kilometer trail (Lukla to EBC).

Everest base camp trek is an opportunity to discover iconic mountain views, Sherpa lifestyle, ethical dress, food habits, Buddhist culture, flora, and fauna. Photographs of snow peaks, alpine landscapes, terraced fields, river valley, waterfall, and wildlife will be a memory. You can visit to Everest View Hotel (five stars at 3880 m), Sherpa museum, Khumjung Village, and the highest airport Syangboche Airport (3720 m). Bring proper trekking equipment, travel insurance, and follow mountain rules to enjoy the journey. Spend a few days holiday in the fresh air, nevertheless trashes are growing every year, even in the base camp leaved by the expedition groups. Your contribution will be appreciated. Weather makes your time longer at Lukla while flying back to Kathmandu. Contact in Yeti Trail Adventure for a safe and quality trip with porter, guide, and flight ticket. Additional information is below.

Day 01: Kathmandu to Phakding (2652 m) after Lukla Airport (2860 m) – 4/5 hours

Day 02: Phakding to Namche Bazaar (3441 m) – 5/6 hours

Day 03: Acclimatization day in Namche Bazaar

Day 04: Namche Bazaar to Tengboche (3860 m) – 5/6 hours

Day 05: Tengboche to Dingboche (4400 m) – 5/6 hours

Day 06: Rest day in Dingboche

Day 07: Dingboche to Lobuche (4930 m) – 4/5 hours

Day 08: Lobuche to Everest Base Camp (5364 m) via Gorakshep (5180 m) – 6/7 hours

Day 09: Gorakshep to Pheriche (4250 m) – 7/8 hours

Day 10: Pheriche to Namche Bazaar (3441 m) – 7/8 hours

Day 11: Namche Bazaar to Lukla (2860m) – 7/8 hours

Day 12: Lukla to Kathmandu (1350 m) – 30 minute flight

Day 01: Kathmandu to Phakding (2652 m) after Lukla Airport (2860 m) – 4/5 hours
Kathmandu-Lukla Flight takes 30 minutes, with a view of city, village, jungle, river and snow-capped mountains. Hike from Lukla to Choplung takes 40 minutes on downhill path. Walk continues in 2:20 hours through the Ghat to Phakding with downhill and uphill trails with the views of alpine village, Dud Koshi valley and Kusum Kangru. Phakding is a picturesque Sherpa village with several lodges situated bank of the Dud Koshi River with a power. Stay overnight in Phakding Village.

Day 02: Phakding to Namche Bazaar (3441 m) – 5/6 hours
Phakding to Benkar (2700 m) is uphill track takes one-hour through the bank of the river. Benkar to Monjo (2800 m) is uphill with couple of suspension bridges over the Dudh Kosi River that takes 40 minutes. Monjo to Jorsalle (2810 m) takes 35 minutes. A few hotels and the Sagarmatha National Park office to be checked trekking permits. Jorsalle to Namche Bazaar is uphill across the river valley with Hillary bridge, pine forest, and Everest views takes 2:40 hours. Namche Bazaar has several lodges with a bank, internet, tea shop, electricity, army post, and museum. The Sherpa town, Namche offers mountain views, including the Mount Everest.

Day 03: Acclimatization day in Namche Bazaar
Early morning hike to the Army Camp to enjoy the Himalayas view with Mount Everest. After a hot breakfast walk 1:30 hours across the Sanghboche Airport (3720 m) to explore the Khumjung Village (3790 m), Hillary School, and Yeti Head Monastery. Explore the Everest View Hotel (3880 m) with the Dudh Koshi valley, Thamserku, Ama Dablam, Tabuche and the Everest. Stay overnight at Namche Bazar.

Day 04: Namche Bazaar to Tengboche (3860 m) – 5/6 hours
Hike from Namche Bazaar to Pungi Tanga (3250 m) in 2:45 hours with an uphill and downhill trail. Enjoy the views of River Valley, Everest, and Ama Dablam. Take a lunch, hike, continue in 2 hours uphill to Tengboche, crossing a bridge over the Dudh Kosi River. Tengboche is a Sherpa Village with Monastery, five hotels, power, and the view of Mt. Everest.

Day 05: Tengboche to Dingboche (4400 m) – 5/6 hours
Tengboche to Pangboche (3900 m) takes 1:30 hours with downhill and uphill paths. Pangboche is the mountain village with seven hotels. Enjoy the view of Mt. Amadablam (6856 m). A side trip to Amadablam base camp takes 3:20 hours uphill. Pangboche to Dingboche takes 2:40 hours uphill. Dingboche is an alpine Sherpa village with several lodges. The village situated bank of the river with warmer temperatures than Pheriche (4250 m).

Day 06: Rest day in Dingboche
To acclimatize to high altitude climbs to Narsingha Hill (5000 m) with the Mt Makalu (8163 m) and hidden valleys. A side trip from Dingboche to Chhukung (4730 m) takes 2:30 hours uphill. Chhukung has two hotels with the viewpoint Chukung Ri can observe Island peak and surrounding valleys.

Day 07: Dingboche to Lobuche (4930 m) – 4/5 hours
Hike from Dingboche to Dugla (4620 m) takes 1:45 hours on uphill trail. Dugla has a lodge for lunch and overnight stay. Dugla to Lobuche offer uphill trail takes 1:35 hours. Lobuche situated at high altitude with six lodges. Enjoy awesom views of Lobuche peak, and the sunset over Nuptse.

Day 08: Lobuche to Everest Base Camp (5364 m) via Gorakshep (5180 m) – 6/7 hours
Lobuche to Gorakshep is difficult because of altitude takes 2:40 hours on uphill track. Gorakshep is the highest and coldest village in Nepal with five lodges, also the foothill of Kalapathar (5545 m). Gorakshep to Everest Base Camp is difficult hiking takes 2:30 hours. Everest Base Camp is an interesting with ice pinnacles, Khumbu glacier, and mountain view, however, Everest is invisible. Hike from Everest Base Camp to Gorakshep takes 1:40 hours.

Day 09: Gorakshep to Pheriche (4250 m) – 7/8 hours
An early morning uphill hiking from Gorakshep to Kalapathar (5545 m) takes 2:15 hours. Enjoy the sunrise over the Mount Everest, Nuptse, and Pumori. The great views of base camp, Khumbu Glaciers, and alpine valleys. Here is chilly cold, bring proper clothes. Climb-down from Kalapathar to Gorakshep takes 1:15 hours. Hike from Gorakshep to Lobuche takes 1:30 hours at downhill. Lobuche to Pheriche takes 2:35 hours at downhill path.

Day 10: Pheriche to Namche Bazaar (3441 m) – 7/8 hours
Pheriche to Pangboche takes 1:50 hours at downhill. Pangboche to Tangeboche takes another 1:25 hours at downhill. Tengboche to Pungi Tanga takes 1:15 hours at downhill. Pungi Tanga to Namche takes 3 hours of uphill and downhill tracks.

Day 11: Namche Bazaar to Lukla (2860m) – 7/8 hours
Hike from Namche Bazaar to Jorsalle takes 1:45 hours of downhill. Jorsalle to Phakding takes 2:50 hours of downhill. Phakding to Lukla takes 2:45 hours of uphill. Reconfirm your flight ticket to Kathmandu one day before. Lukla has several hotels with power.

Day 12: Lukla to Kathmandu (1350 m) – 30 minute flight
Take early morning breakfast and set for the airport. Fly back to Kathmandu with a view of mountain, village and river valley. A taxi takes 25 minutes to reach Thamel.

Trip Cost Includes

  • Airports pick up and drop in private car.
  • Eleven nights lodge in twin sharing bed in the mountain.
  • Professional hiking guide & porter.
  • Food, lodge, salary, transportation and insurance to the porter and guide.
  • Farewell meal & breakfast in Kathmandu.
  • National Park permit and TIMS Card.
  • Flight tickets to and from Kathmandu with airport tax.
  • Taxi to Airport, before & after the Kathmandu-Lukla flight.
  • Breakfast, lunch and dinner in the Mountain.

Trip Cost Excludes

  • Nepal entry visa fees.
  • Mountain Travel Insurance with the helicopter evacuation.
  • Lunch, dinner in Kathmandu except farewell meal.
  • International airfare and airport tax.
  • Bar bills, tea, coffee, desert, water, battery charge, laundry, and hot shower in the Mountain.
  • Tip to guide and porter.

 

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Trip Facts

  • Duration: 12 days
  • Start and end : Lukla (2860 m)
  • Types: Strenuous/Teahouse trek
  • Altitude: 18192 ft (Kalapathar)
  • Views: Mt. Makalu/ Mt. Lhotse/ Mt. Everest
  • River Valleys : Bhote Kosi / Dudh Kosi
  • Transportation: flight
  • Food: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner
  • Accommodation: 11 night’s in Mountain lodge
  • When to go: February to May & October to December

Trip Map

Everest base camp trek map

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