15 days Everest Base Camp Trekking

Extermly Popular
Name Everest Base Camp Trekking/EBC/Everest Base Camp & Kalapatthar Trekking
Transportation options Private vehicle in Kathmandu & Flight to Kathmandu-Lukla- Kathmandu
Maximum Altitude Kalapatthar (5600m)
Best Season February-May & September-December
Meals Breakfast in Kathmandu Breakfast Lunch and Dinner during Trekking
Accommodation Hotels in Kathmandu Tea Houses in Trekking
Trekking hours Approximately 5-6hr a day
Protected Area Sagarmatha National Park
Major Attractions Mount Everest(8848m),Mount Lhotse(8516m), Mount Cho- Oyu(8188m),Mount Nuptse(7861m),Mount Pumori(7161m),Mount Amadablam(6170m) and a lots of named and unnamed peaks.Sherpa are the dominating ethnic community in the region.
Everest Base Camp Trekking

Why Everest Base Camp Trekking?

Everest Base Camp trekking has always been a matter of challenge and pride among the trekkers. The numerous mountains and peaks with interesting landscapes keep Everest Base camp trekking extremely busy during peak season. One of the spectacular trekking itinerary to enjoy the close-up view of Mount Everest. Adventure, thrill, beautiful landscape along with the achievement of stepping Everest Base camp makes this itinerary first choice among the trekker.

Most of the landscape is rocky and steep around the base camp, particularly from Thugla. The Forested temperate climatic zone appears as soon as you land at Lukla. The lower trekking region has a forest of birch, juniper, blue pines, bamboo, and rhododendron mainly around Namche and Tengboche. The sub-alpine climatic zone has small juniper bushes and open meadows, particularly around Dingboche, Pheriche, and Lobuche.

Apart from this, Gorakshep, Kalapatthar, and Base camp are alpine and snowline region. Lichens and mosses are the only vegetation in high altitudes. The animal species found around the region are musk deer, snow leopard, Himalayan black bear, red panda, and Himalayan Thar. Some famous bird species are Monal, blood pheasant, red-billed chough and yellow-billed chough.

Sherpa is the ethnic group around the Everest trekking region that follows Buddhism. They were previously nomadic then first settled around this region and gradually move towards the western region along with the salt trade route. The alpine region of Everest Base camp trekking has few seasonal tea houses with no permanent settlement.

Ways to trek Everest Base Camp?

There are numerous ways to trek to Everest Base Camp. Trekker can directly trek to Base camp and return back the same path. Or, can do Everest Base Camp trekking crossing Cho-La pass from Gokyo valley for an extra thrill. However, the trekking itinerary is long and demands good physical condition. Reaching Everest Base camp through three pass trekking is another alternative. Probably the most challenging one. Some trekker even prefers to combine Everest Base camp trekking with peak climbing, notably Island peak.

Outline Itinerary

Day 1 International Arrival in Kathmandu(1300m)
Day 2 Sightseeing in Kathmandu, Permit preparation day, briefing by official executive, handing assignment to guide
Day 3 Fly to Lukla(2845m) and Trek to Phakding(2650m)
Day 4 Trek From Phakding to Namche Bazaar(3440m)
Day 5 Acclimatization day in Namche Bazaar(3440m)
Day 6 Trek from Namche Bazaar to Tengboche(3870m)
Day 7 Trek from Tengboche to Dingboche(4360m)
Day 8 Acclimatization day in Dingboche(4360m)
Day 9 Trek from Dingboche to Lobuche (4930m)
Day 10 Trek from Lobuche to Gorakshep(5160m) Continue to EBC(5364m) back to Gorakshep
Day 11 Gorakshep to Kalapatthar (5600m) and trek back to Pheriche(4245m)
Day 12 Trek from Pheriche to Namche Bazaar(3440m)
Day 13 Trek from Namche Bazaar to Lukla(2845m)
Day 14 Fly from Lukla to Kathmandu(1300m)
Day 15 International Departure

Note: This is a standard itinerary proposed for general trekkers which can be modified until then, that do not violate our business ethics and norms. We will always seek verification from our field experts before approving your itinerary.

Detailed Day to Day Itinerary

We will drive you straight to your hotel in private vehicle as soon as you land at Tribhuvan International Airport of Kathmandu. We will give you short briefing on our final agreed program. And if you are the first time traveler in Nepal we will give information about restaurant, ATM, money exchanges and other useful information until we meet for next day.

There are various major cultural historical and religious places around Kathmandu, Lalitpur and Bhaktapur for sightseeing. Pashupatinath, Bauddhanath, Swayambhunath, Bhaktapur Durbar Square, Kathmandu Durbar Square and Patan Durbar square are our top lists. Most of them are listed on UNESCO world heritage sites. Later in the evening we will arrange dinner with your trekking guide.Equally important you can know each other and talk about your trekking itineraries.

Flying to Lukla is always a thrill. The 45 mins flight from Kathmandu highly depends upon vulnerable weather. You need a lot of patience to fly to Lukla since most of the time the flights are delayed. As you fly you can see beautiful Himalayan ranges on Northern part. You can take a short tea break in Lukla until your guide finds porters to carry your luggage. You are already in upper temperate region so you can already see some peaks as soon as you land in Lukla. Easy walk for 3hr to reach Phakding.

After crossing suspension bridge we trek by the bank of Dudhkoshi river .The beautiful pine forest dominates the most of the vegetation. The trail is fairly easy with gentle up and down with numerous suspension bridges. Passing by Monjo and entering Jorsalle valley the trek continues by the bank of river fairly straight until with small up and down. We reach a suspension bridge from where we climb steep up for about 2 and half hour to reach the biggest permanent sub alpine village of region Namche Bazaar. You can see a glimpse of Mount Everest for the first time as you trek to Namche.

Acclimatization is necessary to adjust your body and mind with the change of altitude, environment, humidity and temperature for the success of your trekking. You will make a day hike to the ridge of Namche where you can see magnificent views of numerous peaks and high mountains from the top. Mount Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse, Ama Dablam, Thamserku, Kongde peak are some notable peaks and mountains. Spending an hour at the top and you will trek to another nearby beautiful village Khumjung. Most of the young men of Khumjung are engaged in tourism while women spend their days in household and seasonal agriculture. You can see lots of contribution made my sir Edmund Hillary on this village .You can see awesome Namche village from top ridge while you trek back down to Namche. A day hike to Thame is another absolute fascinating option to acclimatize yourself.

The trek starts fairly easy and straight with wide route from Namche for an hour with magnificent views of mountains combined with amazing landscape. The trek descends down to Dudhkoshi river followed by sub-alpine forest to reach Phortse Thanga. The trail again continues to climb in between sub-alpine forest till we reach Tengboche.Tengboche is beautiful small Sherpa village with a Tengboche Monastery where the Mani Rumdi festival takes on every month of October.You can see magnificent Amadablam much more closer from here.

Today we head towards wide Imja valley following the river.The damp sub-alpine forest of birch,juniper and rhododendron trees are seen as we descends slightly down to valley which is home to numerous birds and animals including Musk deer, Himalayan Thar and Himalayan pheasants. Short and gentle climb after crossing the bridge we can see Lhotse, Nuptse, Ama Dablam and popular trekking peak Imjat-se (Island peak).

This is another important day to acclimatize in Everest region. Most trekkers and organizers prefer to skip this rest day but we highly recommend. Dingboche is a hub for climbers of Ama Dablam Imjat-se and Everest. The other famous characteristic of Dingboche is interestingly long kilometers of stone wall which is believed to be piled up to plow the soil for cultivation. Today we will hike for 3 hr to another settlement Chhukung that lies on the southern glacier of Nuptse and Lhotse mountains. Chhukung is small settlement of Sherpa people where climbers spend the night to climb Imjat-se (Island Peak) the popular trekking peak.

The trail continues further north taking us to chortens at the top after an about hour climb from Dingboche. The trail continues gentle down towards another Sherpa village Pheriche which just lies at the vast open plateau offering great pasture ground for yaks and few cultivating land. The valley is greatly surrounded by numerous peaks and mountains on either side. Ama Dablam, Pokalde ,Kongma-tse is seen along with huge glaciers. Trekking about 2 hour on wide open plateau to reach Thugla and climb an hour to reach the top of Thugla. The climb is not as steep but the increasing altitude and lowering oxygen level takes over your body to make every step harder and harder. A gentle winding path will bring you to hidden settlement Lobuche.

The long awaited day is there .The first part of trekking is gentle up the valley of Lobuche on icy meadow and the path becomes more rocky and hostile as we proceed further to Gorakshep. The Pumori peak is seen more beautiful than ever before. Gorakshep is the last temporary human settlement in the region.It lies on open and flat land at the foot of Kalapatthar. After short break on Gorakshep our trekking continues for Everest Base Camp. The path is rocky and is eaten up by massive glaciers. Huge icebergs and small natural water ponds are seen as we make Everest Base Camp. The prayer flags are seen on the piled up stones. Congratulation to you,You made to Everest Base Camp. We retrace same path to Gorakshep.

Early in the morning we climb to Kalapatthar a windy hill that lies on the top of Gorakshep on the south ridge of mount Pumori. From Kalapatthar close up view of Mount Everest is seen surrounded by Changtse and Nuptse. We can even spot northern flank and summit of Lhotse .The massive glacier are seen below down the foot of mountains. After picture session we trek back down to Gorakshep. After breakfast in Gorakshep the trail is mostly flat and rocky except short descend of Thugla to open flat plateau of Pheriche passing by Lobuche and Thugla. The afternoon becomes windy and sun stroking. The alpine vegetation mainly juniper bushes gradually reappears.

The tall tree vegetation and familiar landscape starts to reappear we left back earlier as we trek down from Pheriche to Namche bazaar. The day becomes much more calm and easy. We climb gentle up to reach Tengboche for an hour after crossing bridge and again descend down to reach Phortse Thenga. A gradual climb from Phortse Thenga followed by straight and flat path takes to our destination Namche Bazaar a busy and happening place for trekkers all around Everest region.

The last day of trekking. We follow down the same trail we took earlier while climbing up. The trail is steep down the forest. After crossing the suspension bridge we trek small ups and downs to reach Lukla followed by green upper temperate region forests of pine juniper and rhododendron broken by some lower alpine trees. You can enjoy your last trekking dinner with your guide and porter as tribute to their hard work for making your trekking successful.

A final good bye to Everest trekking region. We take a short flight from Lukla to reach Kathmandu. After refreshment and relaxing in your hotel you can walk around the town to buy some souvenirs for your relatives and friends.

Our office representative will be in your hotel 3 hour prior your flight time to drop you at Tribhuvan International Airport.

what's included?

  • All Airport Transfers.
  • Accommodation in Kathmandu with Bed and Breakfast.
  • Tea House Accommodation during Trekking.
  • 3 Meals in Trekking Breakfast Lunch & Dinner.
  • Air and Road transportation as per the agreement made.
  • All the necessary trekking staffs and porters for the trekking including 1 English speaking guide.
  • All the paper works and documents required for the trekking including all the permits.
  • Sleeping Bag.
  • Salary, wages, food, accommodation and transportation of all the Nepalese staffs during trekking.
  • Insurance of all the Nepalese staffs during trekking.
  • First Aid Kit Bag(specially for Nepali staffs).
  • All local taxes and fares.

What's not included?

  • International Flight Fare.
  • Visa fees.
  • Travel Insurance (mandatory) of all the clients that needs to cover medical and Helicopter evacuation.
  • Expenses of Personal nature (Laundry bill/Telephone bill/Equipment Charging Bill/Bar bill etc).
  • Expenses incurred due to the unexpected situation (Strike/Natural calamities).
  • Tip to trekking staffs.
  • All Expenses not mentioned on Cost Includes section.

Frequently Asked Questions(FAQs) on Everest Base Camp Trekking

1. What is Everest Base Camp Trekking?
Everest base camp trekking receives its name after the Mount Everest 8848m. Base camp is the place from where mountaineering expedition is carried out for the Mount Everest.

2. How can I go to Everest Base Camp?
You take an early morning short flight from Kathmandu to Lukla and start your trekking on the same day.

3. What is the landscape features of Everest Base Camp trekking in general?
You are already on Forested temperate landscape as soon as you land on Lukla. The trekking gradually ends on icy isolated and hostile environment of base camp following alpine and sub-alpine climatic zone.

4. Why Everest Base Camp trekking is extremely popular itinerary?
It has been always matter of challenge and pride among the trekkers stepping the Everest Base camp.Although Basecamp itself has nothing beautiful to offer unless you climb Kalapatthar. However the trekking path to Basecamp is very beautiful with magnificent landscape and mountain views.

5. What kind of weather and temperature can I expect during trekking?
The weather and temperature is highly unpredictable on mountain but generally during March April May (spring) and September October November (autumn) you can expect clear and warm day while evening will be cloudy and cold. The temperature is freezing in morning and evening in upper trekking region while lower region is considerably cold.

6. What equipments do I need to trek to Everest Base Camp?
Good pair of trekking boots, thermal wear, fleece jacket, Down jacket, light weight wind cheater, trekking pants and shorts, long sleeve and short sleeves T-shirts, rug sack or duffle bag, personal day bag, gloves, enough pair of socks, sunglasses, headlight, woolen beanie caps, water bottle, personal toiletries , gadgets and books depending on number of days.

7. I am amateur trekker in Nepal, is this trekking suitable for me?
Yes amateur trekker can trek to Everest base Camp under our strict guidelines without any difficulties.

8. How flexible is Everest Base camp trekking itinerary?
There is always possibility to add or reduce 1-2 days on this standard itinerary with exchange of some emails. However we will never compromise with the safety issue of clients neglecting the delicacy of this trekking region. Never ask for 7 days Everest Base Camp trekking itinerary.

9. What if I finish Everest Base Camp trekking before schedule date?
We strongly advise you to follow the agreed final itinerary since we do not refund the trekking money, but somehow if you finish earlier we will always try our best to adjust the reservation of your accommodation and flight but cannot be guaranteed.

10. What permits and documents do I need to trek to Everest Base Camp?
Sagarmatha National Park fee ( Np fee) and Pasang Lahmu VDC local tax is required to trek on this region.

11. What kind of food and Room can I expect during Everest Base Camp?
Generally the food is fresh, tasty and can choose wide range of dishes from menu cooked by moderately professional cooks. You will get comfortable and clean common twin bed room throughout trekking .Everest Base Camp or Gorakshep is extremely busy with countable tea houses so sometime it is really difficult to get good rooms.It might not always but you might end up spending night on dining hall or dormitory.

12. What about drinking water during trekking?
Plastic water bottle are available in tea houses but it is highly recommended to avoid plastic bottles and use boil water instead, as well you may buy high grade water purification tablets on your home country or in Nepal.

13. What can I expect from Nepali staff?
Guide speaks good English so there will be no any problem for communication while porter might or might not speak English but you can always speak with your guide to know more about the porter. Nepalese trekking guide are friendly and responsible with good sense of humor so you can open up for any conversation you like.

14. Do I need to buy Medical and evacuation Insurance?
Yes this is mandatory. You can purchase the insurance policy on your home country or we can assist you to buy the policy in Nepal.

15. Do I need special vaccination or Medical assessment before starting Everest Base Camp trekking?
Generally any kind of vaccination is not required. But,if you have long term health problem and under regular surveillance of your doctor it is recommended to consult your doctor. Though we provide basic medicines to our Nepalese staff but for you we advise to bring the general medicine from your own country.

16. Is there risk of Acute Mountain sickness (AMS)?
Yes there is high risk of Acute Mountain Sickness (AMS) if you choose random trekking itineraries and do not follow the standard itinerary whereas we always provide you the best and safe itineraries to avoid this deadly situation.

17. What should I do if I get Acute Mountain Sickness (AMS)?
We are always concerned with your safety. We suggest talking with your guide ASAP and descend to safe altitude and if the situation doesn’t get any better we evacuate you immediately with helicopter and take you for further medical examination.

18. What is the price of Everest Base Camp Trekking?
We have provided you various options on our website homepage to know approximate price regarding the trekking in Nepal; however there is always room to reach final agreement through private emails if there is any. And we assure you there will be no any extra cost once we reach the agreement.

You are always welcome to send us private messages for the information that you could not find in this section regarding Everest Base Camp Trekking. We will always provide the accurate information within 12 hours upon receiving your messages.


Free cancellation up to 60 days prior departure, after which the deposit becomes non-refundable.