Everest Base Camp Trekking

  • Destination: Nepal
  • Max Elevation: 5,643 mtr
  • Duration: 14 Days
  • Grade: Moderate
  • Starting Price: $1370
  • Accommodation: $Hotel/Teahouse

Trip Highlights

  • Magnificent close-up view of Mt. Everest from every possible dimension
  • Rarest views of the majestic Himalayan range
  • Dream trekking around the Everest region
  • Relive the history in the ancient Tibetan monasteries

Trip Overview

Get set for an iconic journey to the Everest region of Nepal with Everest Base Camp Trekking! It’s a 14 days journey full of challenges and adventure.  Mt. Everest, the mountain that rises up to the heights of 8848 meters is the world’s highest mountain. The wild terrain and mountainous landscape along the charming Sherpa villages make Everest Base Camp Trek one of the most cherished travel packages in Nepal.

Why Everest Base Camp Trekking?

Everest Base Camp Trekking is a trophy for lifetime. It’s a pride that you have gone through all its needs to walk up to the base camp. The challenging trails, never ending paths and high altitude; you have sustained all of it to be at the top of the world – Everest Base Camp.

How does the trail go?

Everest Base Camp Trekking starts with a phenomenal flight to Lukla. From here, the trail descends down to Dudhkoshi river and ascends up gradually to Phakding. The trail traverses through rhododendron forests in Sagarmatha National Park and passes some villages like Monjo and Jorsale to Namche. From Namche, the trail ascends up to Tengboche, Dingboche and then to Lobuche. As we rise up, we can feel the thinness of air. Finally, we walk up to Everest Base Camp via Gorekshep. From the base camp, we hike up to Kalapatthar for delightful views of Mt. Everest with other mountains in the panorama. No sooner, we embark our journey back via same route.

Alluring features of Everest Base Camp Trek

The flight to Lukla is an exhilarating experience. Walk through Sagarmatha National Park is an opportunity to get close to lushness of Mother Nature and wildlife sheltered by it. The floras, faunas and biodiversity, it is something that you will not find is other sections of the world. They are the ones found only in the high elevation regions.

The Sherpa villages like Monjo, Jorsale and Namche are the lively places to get some meaningful insights on people, their lifestyle and Himalayan life. The trails dotted with colorful flags and monasteries, one can feel the strong dominance of Buddhism religion in the region. Tengboche monastery is a largest spiritual site in that area.

Above all, the spectacular views of mountains like Mt. Thamserku, Mt. Tawache, Mt. Amadablam, Mt. Everest, Mt. Lhotse, Mt. Nuptse is mesmerizing. Hike over Kalapathar is a savoring act that bestows some stunning views of Everest along with other mountains in the panorama. It is truly a surreal experience to observe Mt. Everest soaring high above the blue sky.

Detail ItineraryExpand all

Welcome to the capital city of Nepal! Kathmandu, the capital city of Nepal is a center of art and culture. It preserves some fantastic forms of cultural, historical and religious heritages in Nepal. A representative from our company will pick you up and the airport and escort you to a pre booked hotel in Kathmandu. Overnight at a hotel in Kathmandu

In the early morning, you will be picked up at the hotel in Kathmandu. You will then be transferred to the domestic terminal of Kathmandu airport to catch a flight to Lukla. a thirty five minutes flight above the blue sky and you will find yourself in the Lukla airport. Here, you meet our other team members who will take care of your luggage. We freshen up for a while in Lukla and embark our trekking journey. We drop down to Dudhkoshi river and start ascending up along a well marked path to Phakding. It takes us around three to four hours to reach Phakding. Overnight at a teahouse in Phakding

Today, we walk towards a buzzing town in Everest i.e. Namche. After breakfast at the guesthouse, we walk towards Monjo at an elevation of 2835 meters. At Monjo, we will come across the entrance gate of Sagarmatha National Park. Further, we cross a suspension bridge over Dudhkoshi river at Jorsale and climb up along a forested area to Namche. Namche is a beautiful town in Khumbu region that comprises of shops, hotels, lodges, guesthouses, cyber cafes and Sherpa villages. Overnight at a teahouse in Namche

At Namche, we have so many places of explore. Hence, we stop at Namche today to acclimatize ourselves with rising elevation and to visit some wonderful places. We first ascend up to Syangboche ridge at an elevation of 3800 meters and climb up for around two hours to Everest View Hotel. From the hotel, you can enjoy some outstanding views of mountain in Everest region that include Mt. Everest, Mt. Nuptse, Mt. Lhotse, Mt. Tawache, Mt. Thamserku, etc. and many more. In the evening, we return back to Namche via Khumjung village. Overnight at a teahouse in Namche

In the morning, we enjoy our breakfast and continue towards Tengboche. The trail gradually ascends up via various ups and downs. However, the striking views of Mt. Everest, Mt. Lhotse, Mt. Nuptse, Mt. Ama Dablam, Mt. Thamserku, Mt. Tawache will keep us going. The trail follows alpine forests, prayer flags, suspension bridge over Dudhkoshi river and settlement areas to Tengboche. If lucky, you may be able to spot pheasant, musk deer or Himalayan Thar on your way to Tengboche. Overnight at a teahouse in Tengboche

We wake up early in the morning and enjoy our breakfast at the guesthouse in the backdrop of beautiful Mt. Amadablam. We visit Tengboche monastery and descend down along a forested area to Imja khola. We cross the river and climb up to the village of Dingboche. It’s a wonderful day walk amidst the Himalayas and Himalayan terrain. As you climb up, you will be rewarded with some enriching views of gompa, mani walls, chortens, prayer flags and grasslands. Overnight at a teahouse in Dingboche.

Today is a rest day to acclimatize ourselves with the rising elevation. Here, we can feel the air getting thinner and thinner. However, we do not stay ideal. We hike up to Nagerjun for some astonishing views of mountains, glaciers and Imja valley. In the evening, we return back to our guesthouse in Dingboche. Overnight at a teahouse in Dingboche.

Leaving Dingboche, we head up towards the valley that widens up with some impressive views of Cholatse and Tawache peak. A little ahead from the trail, we turn right and climb up steep to the Khumbu glacier. We stop ate Duglha for lunch and continue through the zigzag and boulders of glacier’s terminal moraines on the path. Further, we reach at the top of the climb where we can notice stone cairns. The cairns were built as a memorial as a tribute to those who had died during their climb to Everest. We climb gradually up along the glacier to reach Lobuche. Overnight at a teahouse in Lobuche.

It’s a long day today. It is one of the longest and tiring day of the trek but the moment of being on the top of Everest, the feeling is simply astounding. After breakfast, we climb up through the meadows and moraines to Gorekshep. From Gorekshep, we walk a bit further to relish the views of mountains from so close. So are you ready to bestow the glory of mountains from Everest? If yes, then do not forget to book a trip with us. After spending few time at the base camp, we will return back to Gorekshep for overnight stay.

Today, we get ready for a hike to the highest point of the trek i.e, Kalapatthar. Actually, Mt. Everest is not visible from its base camp. It hides somewhere in between Mt. Lhotse and Mt. Nuptse. Therefore, Kalapatthar is considered as the best view point for close up views of mountains in Everest. Not to forget, the sunrise and sunset views from Kalapatthar! It’s simply mind blowing. From the top, you will be able to enjoy the 360 degree views of Khumbutse, Changtse, Nuptse, Lhotse and the mighty Mt. Everest. After spending some quality time in Kalapatthar, we get down to Pheriche. Overnight at a teahouse in Pheriche

Leaving Pheriche, we drop down to Namche. We leave the mountains behind us and retrace our steps back to Namche via the same stunning landscapes and Sherpa villages. Upon arrival, we stop at a teahouse in Namche for the night.

We are almost at the end phase of our trekking journey. We walk pass the same Sherpa villages, forested area and come out of the Sagarmatha National Park to Lukla. In the evening, we celebrate for our accomplishments as it is our last night in the Khumbu region. Overnight at a teahouse in Lukla

Today, we leave Lukla and take a flight back to Kathmandu. Within 35 minutes, we will be at Kathmandu. Upon arrival, you will be transferred to your hotel in Kathmandu. You can either rest in the hotel or explore the malls and shopping complexes.

Finally, it’s time for departure. You will be transferred to the airport few hours before your scheduled flight.

Cost Includes

  • Airport / Hotel / Airport transfers by private vehicle.
  • Hotel Accommodation in Kathmandu on a twin sharing basis including breakfast.
  • Government license holder experienced, trekking guide (trained in Wilderness First Aid& altitude sickness) and porters (1 porter for between 2 trekkers basis) with their food, accommodation, salary, equipment, and accidental insurance, clothing, and medicine.
  • Trekking Map
  • Twin sharing Tea house Accommodation during the trekking
  • Daily Meals are chosen from the Menu (breakfast, lunch and dinner) during the trek.
  • Entry fee and permit fee to Sagarmatha National Park 
  • TIMS Trekking Permit (Trekking Information Management System) Card for the Everest Base Came Trekking.
  • Group medical supplies (first aid kit will be available).
  • Ground transportation during the trek.
  • Welcome/Fare well Nepali Dinner in Kathmandu.
  • All necessary paper works, office Service charge and all Government Taxes.
  • Local Mobile Phone SIM Card.

Cost Excludes

  • International Airfare/Airport tax.
  • Alcoholic, hot shower.
  • Personal expenses such as laundry, sweets, snacks, beverages and bar bills, camera battery charging.
  • Travel Insurance (Essential – Should include emergency evacuation coverage while trekking up to 5500+ meters).
  • Personal trekking gears.
  • Tips for Tour/ Trekking staffs and driver.
  • Any others expenses which are not mentioned in Price Includes section.


General items:

  • Water proof Duffel or Rucksack bag/ Day pack/ Down Jacket/ 4 seasons’ Sleeping bag – a sleeping bag that can handle low (minus degree) temperature

Specific items

For head – a sun hat/ scarf / Sunglasses with UV protection/ Light balaclava/ warm fleece hat

For feet – Thin/ thick lightweight and warm wool hiking socks/ Hiking boots/ camp shoes/ few spare laces/ Camp shoes/ sneakers / sandals

For hands – Lightweight/ heavyweight gloves

For lower body – Under Garments, hiking shorts, Lightweight cotton long pants, thermal bottoms, wool pants, waterproof pants

For upper body – T-shirts, thermal tops, fleece jacket, Waterproof shell jacket


  • Headlamp, spare bulbs, batteries, trekking Bags, duffel bag, First Aid Kit, Large plastic bags, Day pack, Trekking Poles, Water bottle, Ear Plug, etc


  • Tooth brush/paste, multipurpose soap, nail cutter, small mirror, personal hygiene, wet wipes, Tissue /toilet roll, Anti-bacterial hands wash

Extra items

  • Binoculars, Reading book, trail Map, Guide book, journal & pen, pencils, mall notebooks, etc.

*Note – You can even get the equipments on hire in some shops around Thamel area. If you think the equipments is not necessary for you in long term and can adjust with rented equipments for few days, you can opt for renting the equipments instead of buying it. Make a cost benefit analysis before making a decision on buying or renting.

Fixed Departures

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Additional Info

The main challenge of Everest Base Camp is dealing with the altitudinal gain. So, if you abide by proper instructions from your guide regarding acclimatization, good food and clean drinking water, there is no danger in trekking to Everest Base Camp. The trek doesn’t require any kind of adventurous stunt like hanging ropes, climbing up the ropes or walking through some exposed ridges. You must be careful about the altitude sickness symptoms. If you notice any kind of symptoms, inform your guide instantly. Another must know thing is about the dzopkos. They are a breed of cow and yak that are used as a medium of transportation in high elevation regions. You need to be aware of them. If violent they can run and bump into people. Generally, bells are hanged in their neck to alert that they are coming. In that case, carefully clear the trail for them. Besides these, there is nothing to worry about for a trek to Everest Base Camp.

4 hrs to 6 hrs or more as per our standard itinerary days.

Your journey begins with a flight to Lukla. You follow the trail pass Phakding and other villages in between to Namche Bazaar. From here, you continue ascending up to Tengboche and Dingboche. You further walk up to the dream place – Everest Base Camp via the pastures of Lobuche and Gorekshep and accomplish the journey to your ultimate destination. Hike to Kalapatthar offers more mesmerizing views of mountains in the Everest region. After the hike, you will retrace your steps back via the same path to Kathmandu.

Most Common FAQs

March to May and September to October is the best time for Everest Base Camp Trek. However, late May might be hot and may bring some early monsoon rain. Except for the exceptions, the mentioned periods are the best time for Everest Base Camp Trek.

Generally, it is cold in Everest Base Camp. The mountains can never be hot but the coldness may vary depending upon the season.  The day temperature may reach a maximum up to 25 degree Celsius and the night temperature may fall as low as – 20 degree Celsius. Even a single day may have this variation between day and night.

No, one cannot trek to Everest Base Camp independently. For going to the base camp, you need to book a trek with local tour operator. A trekking permit is required to trek to the Everest region. Your tour operator will prepare all the permits required for travel when you book a trek through a tour operator.

Client Reviews

WOW! it has been an amazing experience with the team of Himalayas Hiking. Wonderful place, amazing vibes, amazing people with wonderful team. Kudos to the team Hiimalayas Hiking.

George Thompson,
UK, London
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