Govt. Regd. #: 2617/075
Group Size
Trip Grade
Tea House
Max. Elevation
5,380 m (17,600 ft)
All meals
Flight / Private Car
Best Season
Mar - May - Sept - Nov

Mount Everest is Earth's highest mountain above sea level, located in the Mahalangur Himal sub-range of the Himalayas. The summit of Everest is the point at which Earth's surface reaches the greatest distance above sea level. Mount Everest attracts many climbers, including highly experienced mountaineers. The base camp for Everest expeditions based out of Nepal is located by Khumbu Glacier, which is rapidly thinning and destabilizing due to climate change, making it unsafe for climbers. Trekking on Mount Everest is the most beautiful life experience. Most attempts at Everest trekking are made during May, before the summer monsoon season.

Although generally less popular than spring, Mount Everest has also been climbed in the autumTrekking to Everest Base Camp is not going to be a walk in the park, but it's not a technical climb and if you're fit enough, mentally and physically, you're more than likely to be up to the challenge. This is a hard and tough trek at altitude and over at least 10 days. The two-week climb to Mount Everest may be a challenging one because of the high altitude.


Trip Outline

Day 01: Fly to Lukla and trek to Phakding (Alt.2610m/8,560ft), 3-4 hours walk.
Day 02: Trek to Namche bazaar (Alt.3440m/11,283ft), 6 hours walk.
Day 03: Acclimatization day at Namche bazaar.
Day 04: Trek to Tyangboche (2hour exploring), trek to Debuche (Alt.3820m/12,529ft), 5 hours walk.
Day 05: Trek to Dingboche (Alt.4410m/14,465ft), 4-5 hours.
Day 06: Acclimatization day.
Day 07: Trek to Labuche (Alt.4910m/16,105ft), 5 hours walk
Day 08: Trek to Everest Base camp (5360m) and then trek to Gorekshep (Alt.5140m/16,859ft),8 hours walk.
Day 09: Trek to Kalapathar (5,554m) and then to Pheriche (Alt.4230m/15,042ft), 8 hours walk.
Day 10: Trek to Khumjung / Namche (Alt.3780m/12,398ft), 5 hours walk.
Day 11: Trek to Phakding (Alt.2610m/8,560ft), 4 hours walk.
Day 12: Trek to Lukla (Alt.2840m/9,313ft), 3 hours walk.
Day 13: Fly back to Kathmandu. (45 minutes)

Detail itinerary

Trek starts with a mesmerizing flight from Kathmandu to Lukla which takes at least 45 minutes. After reaching the Lukla trek to Phakding starts from a beautiful Sherpa village. The trek from Lukla to Phakding is a 3-hour-long journey along the 7.5 km long-established trail. Though there’s not much height difference between Lukla and Phakding, we have to walk uphill and downhill continuously. After reaching Phakding check in to your room.

After having your hot and tasty breakfast your trek starts to Namche Bazar. Phakding to Namche bazaar distance is 9.4 kilometers. The second day of the Everest Base Camp trek takes you from the village of Phakding to Namche Bazaar, the main hub of Sagarmatha National Park. While trekking toward Namche Bazar there are many suspension bridges. By the end of the day though you will be in the most happening town of the trek as you get to enjoy Namche Bazar.

Acclimatization is very necessary for a high altitude trekking for becoming accustomed to a new climate or to new conditions. You can do light stuff like hiking near places for refreshment. Namche Bazar is usually filled with tourists most of the time. Many restaurants, bars, and lodges are open over there and you can hang out with your friends too. Much local stuff of the Sherpa community can be seen over there.

Hike towards Tengboche, situated at an altitude of 3870 m. After the first 20 minutes of hiking uphill, you’ll be presented with an eye-pleasing trail for the next 1.5 hrs, till you reach Kyanjuma. Further, the trail drops down to the Dudh Kosi River. You cross it with a suspension bridge at Phungitenga. The water-driven prayer wheel resting here is quite an amusing sight to marvel at. Upon reaching Phungi Thangna, refuel yourself with a fulfilling lunch and adequate rest. From here, you’ll be hiking up the hill town of Tengboche over a period of 3 hrs. This is a gradual but long ascent, leading up to 5-6 hours of total trekking for the day. Further, you’ll reach the destination for the day, Namche Bazar. Explore the region’s most active Buddhist Monastery in the evening and then visit the sacred land exhibition centre. You’ll be amidst the most stunning views of the mountains. To add to it, you’ll be watching a beautiful sunrise and sunset

Trail is full of mesmerizing experiences. It takes you through the Rhododendron fields, birch and blue-pine forests. This will continue for the next two hours until you reach the suspension bridge. After crossing the bridge, the climb up a gently steep trail begins, ending in the Pangboche village. After a lunch break at Somare, continue walking through isolated pastures and fields on the trail towards Orsho. From there, head towards Dingboche, following the upstream trail of Imja Khola. After two hours of witnessing beautiful Today’s landscapes, you’ll arrive at Dingboche. From here, you’ll get to marvel at the Amadablam, Island Peak, Lhotse, Tawache, Tsolache, Lobuche, and other peaks as you settle in for a good night’s sleep.

Now that you’ve reached the height of a whopping 4410m, give your body a day to rest and acclimatize with the weather here. If you’re not big on lazing around, you have the choice of going for an acclimatization trek to the Nagarjuna Peak (5030 m), which takes nearly 3 hrs. Enjoy the views and then come back down for lunch and siesta. Alternatively, you can hike to Nangkar Tshang (5616 m). This will be more demanding physically but will reward you with stunning views of the Mt Makalu and other surrounding peaks.

Begin your day with a short climb to the ridge upwards of Dingboche. Carry on with the short Chhorten trail that takes you through a grassy moraine above the Khumbu Khola Valley, until you reach Thukla. Here, you’ll get a glimpse of the majestic peaks of Pumori, Nuptse, Lobuche, Cholatse, Tawache, Amadablam, along with other small peaks.

It’s the day you’ve been looking forward to for the past week! After a filling breakfast, continue your trek on the left bank of the Khumbu Glacier. Undertake the steep climb up to the Changri Glacier, followed by a short descent to reach the Gorakshep. This will take you around 2.5 hrs. Upon reaching, have freshly prepared lunch. Now, flutter with excitement as you’ll be hiking up to the Everest Base Camp! It’s a 10 km (6.2 mi.) hike to the destination you’ve dreamt of for months if not years. Watch the sun go down between the snow-capped Himalayas, as you look up and marvel at Nature’s true wonder, the mighty Mt Everest! That’s what we call ‘ending the day on a high.

On the 9th day, the trek starts at Kalapathar which is at an altitude of 5545 meters. The trek is not particularly long, but it is uphill and at altitude. For a standard trekker, it should take anywhere from 1.5 – 2 hours to reach the viewpoint. The top of KalaPathar cannot be seen for some way up which adds to the mental difficulty. Kalapathar is home to the beautiful silver sandy Kalapathar beach which is slowly becoming a hotspot tourist destination.

A long day lies ahead of you, as you’ll trek back to Namche Bazar. This may take up to 9 hrs. The good part is that since you’re heading downhill and to lower altitudes, the trek will be easier than the previous ones. By the end of the day, you’ll have walked the most for a day in this trek- 22 km (13.7 mi.). So, upon reaching Namche, treat yourself with delights from the Namche Bakery or play pool at Café Danfe before you go back for a restful sleep.

The same places and sense can be seen again while returning to Pakhding through Namche. You have to spend your night in Pakhding on your 11th day.

You have to return to Lukla on your 12th day and take a rest over there

After having your breakfast you will take a mesmerizing flight toward Kathmandu

What's included?

  • All domestic flights.
  • Trekker’s Information Management System(TIMS) card
  • All governmental procedure fees, permits and local taxes.
  • Full day guided sightseeing tour in Kathmandu.
  • All meals and accommodation throughout the trek.
  • An experienced English speaking trekking guide possessing valid license issued by the government of Nepal.
  • Highly experienced trekking staffs.
  • Travel and rescue arrangements.
  • Farewell dinner at a typical Nepalese restaurant.

What's not included?

  • Visa fees/ international airfare to and from Kathmandu
  • Travel / medical insurance and emergency evacuation cost.
  • Hot and cold shower, battery recharge during Everest base camp trek.
  • Personal expenses phone calls, bar bills, extra porters, beverages etc.
  • Personal Everest base camp trekking equipments/gears.
  • Tips for guides, porters and drivers.
  • All others expenses not mentioned in “Trip Cost Includes” section.

Elevation Chart & Map

Map of Everest Base Camp Trek