Everest Base Camp TrekEverest Base Camp Trek

Everest Base Camp Trek

  • Duration15 Days
  • DestinationNepal
  • Difficulty Level Moderate
  • Max Altitude 5643 m/18513 ft
  • Group Size 2
  • Starts Kathmandu
  • Ends Kathmandu
  • Activity Trekking
  • Best Season Spring presents attractive terrain, while fall presents clear skies and magnificent vistas. Winter is less favorable, but we strive for fun and challenging climbs all year long.
The Everest Base Camp trek demonstrates the majesty of the Khumbu region. Amidst such spectacularly impressive giants as Lhotse (8,516 m/27,939 ft) to the east, Nuptse (7,861 m/25759 ft) to the south east, and Ama Dablam (6,812 m/22,349 ft) to the south, the Base Camp trek reveals nature's rich bounty. The original starting point for the assault on the highest summit in the world in 1953 is now the hub of exploration and action in the Himalayas.
Get to Gorak Shep (5140 m/16863 ft) and Kala Patthar (5550 m/18208 ft) and enjoy
a magnificent view of Everest (8848 m/29028 ft) and other highest peaks of the Himalayas. The tranquil hike and great sense of fulfillment produce a mysterious feeling of admiration, which leaves an unforgettable and complete impression.
The captivating characteristics of Sherpa communities are their colorful prayer flags, ancient stone dwellings, and warm-hearted locals. Gain the real taste of their culture at the lively Mani Rimdu festival in the Tengboche Monastery, a colorful display of masked dances, religious ceremonies, and prayers for success.
The trip through the Himalayas is a captivating journey that intertwines breathtaking scenery with diverse wildlife. Meet the charismatic snow leopard, the Himalayan Tahr, and colorful birds such as the Himalayan Monal. The path goes through charming towns, majestic forests of alpine trees, and surprising glacier landscapes that make nature's artwork mesmerizing.
The start of this charming journey is marked by a comfortable flight from Kathmandu to Lukla that takes about 40 minutes. Contrarily, during the vibrant seasons of spring and fall, a truly thrilling drive from Kathmandu to Ramechhap will send adventurous souls on a heart-thumping ride. The narrative continues with an exhilarating flight to Lukla, which sets the tone for the entire expedition.
Set out from bustling Kathmandu at an elevation of 1360 meterson an exciting 16 days trip. Take in the depths of culture on day two with fascinating sightseeing. On day three, the journey starts with an amazing flight to Lukla (2845 m/9334 ft) and then a hike on to Phakding (2652 m/8700 ft). On the fourth day, trek from Phakding (2652 m/8700 ft) to Namche Bazaar (3440 m/11286 ft), providing time for peaceful acclimatization on the fifth day. The sixth day includes an enthralling 7-hour hike to Tengboche (3855 m/12647ft). After an acclimatization day on the eighth day, go to Dingboche (4,360 m/14304 ft) on the seventh day. Walk from Dingboche to the high sanctuary of Lobuche (4910 m/16108 ft) on day nine. A strenuous but worthwhile nine-hour hike from Lobuche to Gorak Shep (5140 m/16863 feet) and the trek's pinnacle (5364 m/17598 feet) is part of the tenth day's itinerary. Arriving at the summit of Kala Patthar (5550 m/18208 ft) on the eleventh day, you will then continue to the peaceful Lobuche Base Camp (5400 m/17716 ft). Acclimatize on the twelfth day and summit at (5760 m/18897 ft) on the thirteenth. On day fourteen, descend to Pheriche (4,371 m or 14,340 ft); on day fifteen, hike to Tengboche; and end with a picturesque flight back to Kathmandu.

Venture to the Everest Base Camp and step into a snowy wonderland of majestic peaks.

  • A journey with the company of peaks like Ama Dablam, Nuptse, Lhotse, Makalu, and others
  • A walk into the lovely settlements of the Sherpas
  • Encounters of graceful monasteries in great heights
  • Dense and rich wilderness along with the habitat of rare wildlife
  • The revelation of the true beauty of Everest.
  • Venturing through the extraordinary wilderness

What exciting prospects await those embarking on the Everest Base Camp adventure?

These explorers will be faced with new worlds of adventurous possibilities when they set out on this journey. The exploration starts by walking along a beautiful road in an eco-friendly environment, and in later stages, it goes through the rough plains, which need to be pushed through beyond physical and mental limits. For mountaineers, this trek is the ultimate payback; you get to see the glorious panorama and well-known Mt. Everest up close. Travelers have an opportunity to explore culturally diverse old monasteries, among the world-famous ones, including the Tengboche Monastery. The journey ends with every step, with the feet settling on the ground of Mount Everest itself.
Among these is the assuranceof an experience that will rejuvenate and enlarge the mind. The flora, the native wildlife, the companionship of other trekkers, and the cultural immersion all contribute to making this an expedition that you will never forget.
A Cultural Odyssey on the Base Camp Adventure
In the heart of Kathmandu, where vendors bellow and temples soar in the harmony of colors and traditions, it is here that the expedition begins. Unravel the elaborate cultural heritage of the majestic Durbar Square in Kathmandu, where life-size carvings and palaces expose a vision of the past and a history of bygone kings. Listen to the melody of the religious rites by the Bagmati River and lose yourself in the chanting that is Pashupatinath, a famous Hindu temple. Upon your arrival in Kathmandu, anticipate a warm welcome complemented
The Tengboche Monastery, which is designated as a serene beacon of tranquility among the untamed grandeur of the Himalayas, welcomes you to the start of an amazing journey. Since the monastery is on a hill, it offers breathtaking scenery of Mount Everest and peace that facilitates meditation. Be part of the soulful integration of spirituality and nature in the daily monks' rituals and experience the healing fragrance of the juniper smoking cones.
Tengboche Monastery, located in Everest's shadow, develops into a cultural refuge where age-old customs are upheld. Talk with the monks, discover more about their lifestyle, and take in the age-old dance rituals that have been passed down through the ages. Nestled at 3,867 meters above sea level on the trail, the monastery offers a stunning view of some of the world's highest peaks, including Everest, in addition to its profound Buddhist origins. Tengboche Monastery is a wonderful fusion of natural beauty and cultural history in the heart of the Himalayas. Trekkers will have an unparalleled experience thanks to its colorful frescoes, ancient architecture, and the cultural richness of the Mani Rimdu festival.

Treading the Unexplored Path

Trekking to Everest Base Camp is an adventure into uncharted territory where each step offers a unique combination of challenge and joy. Trekkers follow rough paths through a variety of environments, from verdant woods to stony terrain, all while keeping a close eye on the towering Himalayan peaks. With each climb comes greater anticipation as one approaches Tengboche Monastery, a hidden treasure along the route and a spiritual retreat. The uncharted route to Base Camp opens up amid peace and cultural diversity, offering not only a physical victory but also a life-changing journey where the heart finds comfort in the vastness of the mountains and the peace of the unknown.

The Magnetic Pull of Peaks on the Trail

The trail meandering towards Everest base camp offers an amazing view of the commanding profiles of Lhotse (8,516m/27,940ft), Nuptse (7,861m/25,791ft), Ama Dablam (6,812m/22,349ft), and Pumori (7,161m/23,494ft), while your eyes naturally latch onto the majestic presence of Mount Everest. As you ascend, these massive peaks will watch over you with a steady and inspirational gaze.
Every peak tells a story of perseverance and grandeur, from the well-known Ama Dablam (6812 m/22349 ft) to the formidable Pumori (7,161 m/23,494 ft). As you answer the call, the trek offers a symphony of spectacular sights and a deep connection with these imposing giants. Every peak adds poetry to the story of achievement and discovery, making the trip more than just a climb but an exploration of the core of the Himalayan draw.

The breath-taking biodiversity of the Sagarmatha National Park

Hikers know the existence of plants and animals that survive uniquely in this tough but inviting area when they move along the road. At higher elevations, some hardy alpine ecological communities linger on the rocky terrain with frequency, but at lower elevations, there are lush rhododendron woodlands. Wildlife enthusiasts can try their luck at spotting pheasants, rare snow leopards, and Himalayan Thar roaming about. The awesome biodiversity proves to serve as a natural monument to nature’s courage against all odds as the hiking journey progresses. The World Heritage status of the climb to Everest Base Camp amplifies both the diversity of lives that exist undeterred by the shadows of these mountains and the grandeur of the Himalayas. It turns the journey into a unique odyssey that goes beyond just visual splendor; it adds a new facet of amazement to the expedition.

Delving into Spiritual Depths at Dawa Choling Gompa and the Enchanting Monkey Temple

The Dawa Choling Gompa and the amazing Monkey Temple are two of the most notable destinations to seek spiritual enrichment that are close to the serenity of the Khumbu locality and the beatific beauty and cultural value of Kathmandu. Visitors can roam into the spiritual realms these spots offer as they embark on this journey of calmness and wisdom.
Dawa Choling Gompa (Tengboche monastery), a Tibetan Buddhist monastery, reveals the peaceful and spiritual atmosphere. Its medieval walls are vibrating with the prayers of monks, and its surrounding area serves as one’s peace retreat. Realize the centuries-old history of Dawa Choling Gompa. Know more about the delicate architecture, which has rainbow prayer flags and symbols that narrate the stories of inner devotion and cultural legacy. Learn the age-old meditative practices. Discover the way of mindfulness or inner peace, and afterwards, Dawa Choling Gompa will provide you with such a place.
It is called "Monkey Temple" by locals. Swayambhunath Temple is a holy place that is unique in that it blends the gods and monkeys in a spiritual way. The temple is not only religiously significant, but its neutrality and cultural integration add to the magic around it. Know the myths and traditions relating to the construction of the Monkey Temple to understand its spiritual background. Every hidden corner of the temple is buzzing with ancient stories, from the Hindu gods down to the local folklore. Take advantage of the company the local monkeys offer you. As they roam wildly through the architectural wonder, make sure to observe them as they exhibit captivating and dynamic behaviors. Get to know the role of monkeys in local myths and the symbolism that holds for different religious systems in a multitude of spiritual practices.

The route's unmatched natural ambience

The excursion to the base camp of Mount Everest gives distinctly an unparalleled nature ambience that fascinates one’s soul, and it is a transformative journey of the heart to the Himalayas. The breath-taking views of Everest (8,848 m/29,029 ft), Nuptse (7,861 m/25,791 ft), and Lhotse (8,516 m/27,940 ft) at Kalapathar (5,545 m/18192 ft). In the morning, the sky reflects the colors of the mountains, providing a stunning landscape. The walk, which is now an energy of resolve and dreams, is in the fresh air of the camp, with the peaks as a background and the Khumbu Icefall in the backdrop.
The trail takes you through the ancient Swayambhunath Stupa in the Kathmandu Valley and travels towards the highest point of the Everest region. The ascent to the top of the stupa makes the soul connect to the two spiritual streams of Hinduism and Buddhism through the panoramic view of the Kathmandu valley. Trekking has a variety of components that become a spiritual expedition. Every step on the path is a way to acquire the serenity of nature forever, changing the adventurer’s heart and mind. A trip to Nepal would be incomplete without visiting Pashupatinath Temple, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. This difficult spot, Lukla Airport, sets the stage for the lifelong experience ahead. Lukla town is full of life and vigor that bring together local communities and hikers. Situated at the highest point on earth, the Everest View Hotel is made to coincide with the luxurious escape accompanied by the site of Everest and its companion peaks. In this place, the traditions of Sherpa are displayed in the space where cultural values are kept. This is the best opportunity to blend luxury and cultural immersion together.

Kala Patthar vistas reveal majestic horizons.

While on an unforgettable excursion to the wondrous Everest Base Camp, Kalapatthar, or literally Black Rocks, stands out as a crucial highlight, providing an awe-inspiring panorama that demonstrates how grand and awesome the Himalayas are. A dispersed perspective reveals all these spectacles, lavishly of snow-capped peaks, winding trails, and the panorama of nature's materialization. Ama Dablam (6,812 m/22,349 ft), Lhotse (8,516 m/27,940 ft), Nuptse (7,861 m/25,791 ft), and Everest (8,848 m/29,029 ft) grace the horizon, embodying the adventurer's spirit. Pumori (7,161m/23,494ft), Thamserku (6,623m/21,729ft), Kangtega (6,782m/22,251ft), and Cho Oyu (8,188m/26,864ft) add to the magnificent spectacle against the Himalayan sky, forever capturing nature's magnificence.
The stunning panorama available from this perspective gives you a vivid picture at every step, and the enduring impressions of the beauty of the Everest region stay forever in the background of your heart and soul. With a mixture of Mount Everest's sheer enormity and the modest allure of the surrounding landscapes, Kalapathar portrays the natural wonder center of the journey of those looking to not just witness the unmatched grandeur of the Himalayas but also be a part of it.
Everest Base Camp (5364 m/17598 ft), offering untainted beauty, is not a scenic point; it's an experience. Scaling the base camp evokes an indescribable euphoria, an emotion that words can barely capture. Standing at the foot of the mightiest peak fills you with a profound sense of pride. At the bottom, looking up at the summit, a wave of feelings assaults the senses. The pride, the lighthouse in the middle of the ocean, shows the way traveled and the hurdles overcome.It is the experience of triumph that resonates through every cell, a testimony of the ordeal undergone and perseverance that drove you to this success.

Examining the main ideas of a 16 day itinerary for the Everest base camp trek

Our meticulously crafted itinerary has been thoughtfully selected by our team of seasoned Sherpa experts. Armed with years of intimate knowledge of the Khumbu region's culture, terrain intricacies, captivating landscapes, and the ability to navigate unforeseen circumstances, our Sherpa team ensures an expedition like no other.
Yet, we celebrate flexibility and gladly tailor this itinerary to your unique preferences and special requirements, whether you're a solo adventurer, a part of a group, a family, or a couple. Our commitment is to make your experience personalized and extraordinary.
For optimal altitude acclimatization and a deeper exploration of the Solukhumbu region, we recommend adding days to the climb rather than subtracting. At Nepal Nomad Trekking Pvt. Ltd., your happiness, satisfaction, and safety are our utmost priorities, ensuring that your journey is not only memorable but also entirely tailored to your needs.

Unforgettable side trip bliss to Tengboche monastery

Tengboche monastery, at 3,867 m above sea level, offers fantastic views of the Himalayan peaks, including Mount Everest (8,848 m/29,029 ft), Ama Dablam (6,812 m/22,349 ft), and Lhotse (8,516 m/27,940 ft).
Tucked between the arms of the tall mountains of the Himalayan range, Tengboche Monastery whispers its religious mystique to you. Be a witness to the grand fabric that is Tibetan Buddhism by experiencing monks attending to their daily routines and their voices being heard as they pray beside the snow-capped mountains. Be speechless at the magnificent architecture of the monastery, which has survived through centuries of craftsmanship and dedication. Here, surrounded by tranquility and the invigorating beauty of nature, you'll find peace and wisdom on a journey that is both spiritual and thrilling.


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Upon your arrival in Kathmandu, you will be warmly welcomed and have a delicious dinner that showcases the flavors of Nepali cuisine in the evening. Afterward, you will be provided with comfortable accommodation for the night. The next day, before starting the trek, there will be a pre-trek briefing where you will receive detailed information about the trekking program. During this time, any last-minute arrangements or questions can be addressed.

While you are in Kathmandu at the early stage of the trek, you can take the opportunity to explore the city and its surroundings through short hikes in the local streets. This will give you a chance to familiarize yourself with the surroundings and experience the vibrant culture and authenticity of the Nepali people.

The day will conclude with your first overnight stay in the Kathmandu Valley, immersing yourself in the local atmosphere, cultural richness, and hospitality of the Nepali people.

  • Max. Altitude:1300m
  • Accommodation:Hotel
  • Time:1 hour
  • Meals:Welcome Dinner
  • Walking Distance:20Km
  • Transport:Privet

On day 2, in the early morning, we take the fantastic flight from Kathmandu to Lukla at 2827m. Built by Sir Edmund Hillary and the Sherpas in the mid-1960s, the flight time is about 40 minutes to the airstrip. This flight of true vision in space gives you box office views of some of the highest mountains in the world, right from the window of your plane. After a successful landing, we will have time to explore the village while the Sherpa crew sorts out and load the trekking equipment.

After breakfast, we begin the trek by descending towards the Dudh Kosi River, where we join the main trail to Namche Bazaar, just above Chaurikharka at 2713m. The walking is easy and after passing through the small village of Ghat at 2550m, it’s a short walk to the first local village of Phakding where we’ll crash out for the night.

  • Max. Altitude:2652m
  • Accommodation:Lodge
  • Time:3 hour
  • Meals:1 breakfast, 1 lunch and 1 dinner with coffee/tea
  • Walking Distance:15km
  • Transport:Privet Car / Jeep and airplane

Starting off from Phakding, we cross the river and head up the valley where we’ll see porters from the south ferrying supplies to Namche. The path accumulates close to the river valley and is lined with beautiful blue pine and rhododendron forest that is really beautiful in the months of spring when the flowers are in stunning colorful bloom. We cross the Dudh Kosi at Benkar where there are earliest glimpses of the snow peaks Kusum Kanguru (6369m) and Thamserku (6623m). Eventually; it is only a short walk to Monjo (2835m) where we arrive in time for lunch.

On day 3 afternoons, the hiking is pretty roughshod and includes the steep ascent to Namche Bazaar. From Monjo, it is a brief walk to the entrance of the National Park before we cross the Dudh Kosi to Jorsale at 2805m. The trek advances upstream on generally flat terrain, crossing back to the right bank, to the confluence of the Bhote Kosi and Dudh Kosi rivers. From here, we begin the steep ascent to Namche Bazaar. After crossing a broad and stable suspension bridge high above the river, we slowly ascend at a steady pace toward Namche. Amazing photographic opportunities can be found as the peaks of Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse, Ama Dablam and Tawache (6542m) come into view for the first time. After reaching at the capital of the Khumbu region - Namche, we’ll have lunch and the afternoon is free to bargain in the shops for 'Tibetan' artifacts, or relax and marvel at lovely surrounding landscapes.

  • Max. Altitude:3446m
  • Accommodation:Lodge
  • Time:9 hour
  • Meals:1 breakfast, 1 lunch and 1 dinner with coffee/tea
  • Walking Distance:15km
  • Transport:Trekking

We remain at Namche for a second night to allow for proper acclimatization to get our bones set for the higher elevations to come. Namche is a bustling prosperous village that’s now become more like a town, situated in a large protected hollow. It achieved its importance during the period when Tibetan salt was traded for the lowland grains of Nepal. This day, a limited amount of trade subsists at Namche, and Tibetans are often seen in the village trading rugs and Chinese-made goods, clothing, salt, and dried meat. It is suggested that you take the opportunity to see both the sunrise and sunset views from the National Park Headquarters above the village. The view is marvelous and offers a superb panorama of the Khumbu peaks with great views of Everest. After breakfast, there are a number of choices: perhaps a walk towards Thami (3810m) above the scenic Bhote Khola river valley, or a visit to the National Park Headquarters to see the intriguing displays of Sherpa lifestyle and culture. You can see a mountaineering display and details of the park’s flora and fauna. Your guides will be on hand to offer advice and escort you on your walks.

  • Max. Altitude:3446m
  • Accommodation:Lodge
  • Meals:1 breakfast, 1 lunch, and 1 dinner with coffee/tea
  • Walking Distance:10km
  • Transport:private

Leaving Namche after breakfast, you'll follow the trail along the side of the Dudh Kosi River. Here you can see the four giant peaks of the Khumbu region: Mount Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse, and Ama Dablam. After passing through a number of villages and tea shops, descend steeply to Phunki Tenga's bridge. The village is an ideal stopover for lunch and rests before climbing Tengboche. Although this next zigzag path is tiring, your views will include picturesque rhododendron forests, colorful birds, and superb mountain scenery. Tengboche is famous for its legendary monastery, the largest in Khumbu. A spectacular panorama of the aforementioned peaks can be seen from where you'll stop for the night.

  • Max. Altitude:3,860m
  • Accommodation:Lodge
  • Time:6 hour
  • Meals:1 breakfast, 1 lunch, and 1 dinner with coffee/tea
  • Walking Distance:12km
  • Transport:Private

In distinction to Tengboche, we go up through the ridge of Imja Khola. On the way keep an eye open for Blood and Danphe Pheasant, Musk Deer, and, high on the steep slopes of the valley, the Himalayan Thar. Gradually moving upwards and downwards to the village of Pangboche where the peak of Ama Dablam dominates the skyline. Lunch will be taken here or in Somare. In the noon, our route ascends gradually, high above the Imja Khola, passing the tea houses at Orsho before crossing the Imja Khola and old glacial moraines to our lodge in the settlement of Dingboche.

  • Max. Altitude:4084m
  • Accommodation:Lodge
  • Time:7 hour
  • Meals:1 breakfast, 1 lunch and 1 dinner with coffee/tea.
  • Walking Distance:10km

Getting used to the altitude change is best accomplished by spending a day at Dingboche. Rest days are intended to allow your body to acclimate by trekking high and sleeping low. It is essential to acclimatize during a trek in order to cope with the thin air at higher altitudes. In conjunction with an acclimatization hike to Nangkartshang Peak (5083m), one such rest day at Dingboche is included in the Everest Base Camp trek. In the distance are Ama Dablam (6812m), Makalu (8485m), Lhotse (8516m), Kantega (6782m), and Cho Oyu (6160m). The peak lies right above Dingboche (4350m) and offers spectacular views of Ama Dablam, Makalu, Lhotse, Kantega, and Cho Oyu. The ascent may take you two to three hours, depending on your speed. From here, one can see Ama Dablam, one of Nepal's most picturesque peaks.

  • Max. Altitude:4084m
  • Accommodation:Lodge
  • Time:6 hour
  • Meals:1 breakfast, 1 lunch, and 1 dinner with coffee/tea
  • Walking Distance:4km

After a sunny breakfast in the morning, we ascend the small ridge behind the village above the Pheriche Valley. From the chorten at the top, the Tawache and Cholatse (6440m) peaks make for a striking scene as they seem to lean forwards from across the valley in the west. To the north, Lobuje Peak (6119m) and the snowfields of the Cho La dominate the skyline. The walking is now fairly flat on wide-open fields, but do take your time and ensure you are well-hydrated. We cross the Khumbu Khola at Dughla (4620m) in the morning and have a light lunch at the foot of the huge moraines of the Khumbu Glacier flowing off Everest. In the noon, there is a solid and quite steep climb on a rocky trail to the top of the moraines. On the peak of the ridge, we pass a line of memorial cairns which were built in memory of the Sherpas and climbers who have died on various Everest expeditions over the last 50 years.

From here there are magnificent sights of Pumori 7145m, Lingtren 6697m, Khumbutse 6623m, and, across the border in Tibet, Changtse 7550m, can be seen at the head of the valley. Everest is still concealed behind the towering walls of Nuptse and Lhotse. We comply with the valley stream to our lodge at Lobuje. Today is a taxing day but the fantastic scenery makes it all very worthwhile. In the early afternoon we arrive, if you still have some energy and conditions are clear, a walk up onto the large ridge at the rear of the inn can reward you with even more fabulous views. 

  • Max. Altitude:4930m,
  • Accommodation:Lodge
  • Time:7 hour
  • Meals:1 breakfast, 1 lunch and 1 dinner with coffee/tea.
  • Walking Distance:11km

After Lobuche, we comply with the broad valley running parallel to the Khumbu glacier. A gradual climb enables you to build the slow, steady rhythm required when walking at a high altitude. Once we reach the moraines of the Changri Nup Glacier we make a series of small ascents and descents over a rocky trail lined with cairns that leads eventually to the startling glacial sands of Gorak Shep where we will stay overnight. We’ll arrive in time for lunch and a quick rest before setting off for Everest Base Camp. The path can sometimes lead to difficulty to follow so keep an eye on your guides and fellow trekkers in this section.

The trek to base camp can be achieved in around nine hours. In the popular climbing period of March to May, if you are trekking, we’ll almost certainly encounter yaks and porters supplying food and equipment to Everest expeditions. From base camp, we do not get views of Everest but we will be able to see the notorious Everest Ice Fall that flows from the Western cwm. This is considered the technically hardest and most dangerous section of the mountain. 

  • Max. Altitude:5160m
  • Accommodation:Lodge
  • Time:7 hour
  • Meals:1 breakfast, 1 lunch and 1 dinner with coffee/tea.
  • Walking Distance:11km

In the early morning, we will make a steep ascent to Kala Patar. You will need to begin very slowly and try to ascend at a steady rhythmic pace. Our aim, Kala Patar, is the rocky hilltop below Pumori. It is a difficult walk due to the altitude but the view from the top is a spectacle to remember for a lifetime. It might take one hour and a half to reach the summit from Gorak Shep, although lower viewpoints will provide views almost as good. We are surrounded by Pumori, Nuptse, Changtse, Ama Dablam, Tawache, Kantega, and Everest. The area of Everest Base Camp can be seen in a bowl at the bottom of the Khumbu Ice Fall about 3kms away in distance and some 200m below. For most trekkers, reaching Kala Patar is a very emotional experience and it is worthwhile spending as long as you can to relish this special moment. The climb back down to Gorak Shep is easy.

Today it is downhill most of the way, as we retrace our steps to Duglha and descend to Pheriche. A trekkers’ aid post here by The Himalayan Rescue Association and it is quite interesting to visit. After finishing lunch, we cross the Khumbu Khola on a wooden suspension bridge and follow the valley to Pheriche. The climb downwards through Lobuche to Pheriche and on a clear day, there are still stunning views of silver-grey mountain landscapes that gleam in the sunshine.

  • Max. Altitude:4252m
  • Accommodation:Lodge
  • Meals:1 breakfast, 1 lunch and 1 dinner with coffee/tea

After leaving Pheriche, we cross the Khumbu Khola and begin our ascent up a short but steep trail that leads to the top of a small ridge. From this elevated position, we are rewarded with magnificent views of the Imja Valley, with the majestic peaks of Ama Dablam and Kantega dominating the landscape. Taking in the breathtaking scenery, we continue our descent toward the charming settlements of Orsho and Shomare.

In Orsho and Shomare, we pause for a delightful lunch, replenishing our energy for the rest of the journey. With renewed vigor, we resume our trek, passing through Lower Pangboche on our way. As we traverse the trail, we eventually reach a suspension bridge that spans the Imja Khola River. Crossing the bridge, we retrace our steps, retracing our path through Deboche and Thyangboche. The familiar sights and surroundings bring a sense of nostalgia as we make our way back, reflecting on the incredible journey we have experienced thus far.

  • Max. Altitude:3875m
  • Accommodation:Lodge
  • Time:6 hour
  • Meals:1 breakfast, 1 lunch and 1 dinner with coffee/tea
  • Walking Distance:12km

As we begin our day with an early breakfast, we descend steeply through the enchanting forests adorned with juniper, rhododendron, and fir trees. The trail leads us to Phunkitenga, where we take a well-deserved break, perhaps enjoying a cup of tea to rejuvenate ourselves. Crossing the Dudh Kosi River, we continue our ascent, climbing towards Trashinga.

The path follows a contour above the valley, passing through the scenic village of Shanasa. With each step, we are greeted by captivating views of the surrounding landscapes. As we continue our trek, the terrain gradually becomes more level, allowing for a comfortable walk towards Namche Bazaar, where we stop for a delicious lunch. After replenishing our energy, we begin our descent towards Manjo, where we will spend the night, cherishing the memories of our journey.

  • Max. Altitude:2,835m
  • Accommodation:Lodge
  • Time:7 hour
  • Meals:1 breakfast, 1 lunch and 1 dinner with coffee/tea
  • Walking Distance:11 km

On this day, we embark on the final leg of our journey toward the culmination of the Everest Base Camp trek. The trail ahead is relatively short, taking us through the valley as we make our way to the last climb that leads us to the Lukla airstrip. Although the walk is brief, anticipation and excitement fill the air as we reflect on the incredible adventure we have had.

Upon reaching Lukla, we are greeted with a warm welcome and a delicious lunch at the lodge. With the remainder of the day at our disposal, we have the opportunity to explore the surroundings and soak in the beauty of the region. In the evening, we gather together for a farewell dinner, celebrating the successful completion of our trek. As we raise our glasses in celebration, we reflect on the memories we have created amidst these rugged yet extraordinary mountains.

With hearts full of contentment, we savor a delightful meal and retire for the night, finding solace in the embrace of a serene moonlit sky adorned with countless twinkling stars. At this moment, we are reminded of the wonders of the world and the profound experiences we have had throughout our journey.

  • Max. Altitude:2800m
  • Accommodation:Lodge
  • Time:5 hour
  • Meals:1 breakfast, 1 lunch and 1 dinner with coffee/tea
  • Walking Distance:11km

On day 16, we get up early in the morning to be ready for the arrival of your aircraft for the flight back to Katmandu. We will meet at the airport and shall be transferred to the hotel. Please remark, our flight will be subject to good weather for the sake of our overall safety.

  • Max. Altitude:1300m
  • Accommodation:Hotel
  • Time:35 minute
  • Meals:1 breakfast, 1 lunch and 1 dinner with coffee/tea
  • Walking Distance:100km
  • Transport:Private

On the final day, feel free to relax until your departure or to commence any additional trips or activities you may have booked. You’ll be transferred to the international airport in time for your return flight home if you are departing. 

  • Max. Altitude:1300m
  • Accommodation:Lodge
  • Time:1 hour
  • Meals:1 breakfast.
  • Walking Distance:10km
  • Transport:Private

Route Map

Everest Base Camp Trek map
What's Included
  • All specified meals for the trek (breakfast, lunch, dinner).
  • Internal local transport as per the itinerary.
  • Local flights from Kathmandu to Lukla and back.
  • Trekking permits and national park entrance fees.
  • Accommodation is in twin-sharing lodges or the best available places.
  • Guide and porter services include salary, insurance, food, and accommodation.
  • A basic first-aid kit is carried by your guide.
  • No single supplement is required in Kathmandu or the mountains.
  • Arrival, airport pickup, and departure drop.
What's not Included
  • Kathmandu accommodation, lunch, and dinner.
  • International flights from your home to Nepal.
  • Airport taxes, car, taxi, or van services.
  • Visa fees, medical examinations, and vaccination costs.
  • Personal expenditure, bar bills, laundry, and telephone calls.
  • Hot showers in the mountains, mineral water, and sweet desserts.
  • It is recommended to bring a water purifier and neutralizer tablets.
  • Tipping for trek crew (not mandatory but expected).
  • Meals or drinks are not specified in the itinerary.
  • Personal clothing and equipment.
  • Travel insurance.
  • Optional trips.
  • Charges incurred due to delays beyond Nepal Nomad's control.

Dates & Availability

The given program is only a guideline pattern which we provide. Nepal nomad conducts trekking in all the seasons which includes monsoon, autumn, spring and winter. Trekking can also be done with tailor-made itineraries to suit your specific requirements or with the departure date of your choice.

It’s also vital to note a trekking tour of this type is prone to unpredictable calamities related to mountain weather, local politics, and transportation etc, which will be beyond Nepal Nomad’s control and as a result, this may require a change in your itinerary. In order to know further about the trip departure - date, you can contact us or go through the departure dates given above.

Add-Ons & Options

Enhance Your Journey with Exclusive Services:

  • Solo Travelers: Elevate your experience with a $300.00 single supplement fee.
  • Private Porter Service: Opt for a private porter at an additional $200.00 cost.

Accommodation Note: While you're guaranteed a single room in Kathmandu city, mountain lodges during the trek could have limited availability, leading to shared rooms with same-gender trekkers. Rest assured, we prioritize your comfort and privacy throughout the journey.

Good to Know

Culinary Bliss on the Sagarmatha Base Camp Odyssey

Savoring the authentic taste of the Himalayan food as you make your way to the Everest Base Camp is definitely quite fabulous on top of the challenge of high altitude. Antiquated teahouses still offer the tantalizing aromas of irresistible Sherpa stews, yak curries, and Dal Bhats, which in turn blend mountain culture with nourishment! All joints duplicate the entire spectacle of local culinary cultures as masala momos and naan puffs turn every rest stop into a unique gastronomical party. The experience of getting put on the spot along the unpredictable Himalayan trails urges me to jump and stop at the tea houses that, at the same time, serve pasta and pizza with a bit of homesickness suppression. Experience the coziness of nostalgic foods among the mountains during our trip. Dining will no longer be just a sumptuous feast; it will become a cultural celebration of different kinds of eating traditions.

A Peek into Accommodations Along the Enchanting Route

Immobilize your Everest expedition and enjoy lodging mixed between cozy comfort and wild roughness. Ten minutes after finishing my hike within the Himalayas and the sheer beauty of the scenery, the tea houses at the end of the trail are a beautiful twin-sharing room. The sun turns into the moon, and people gather peacefully around the communal fire that is burning wood for animals everywhere. Stories come from all over the world, keeping in touch with the mountains in their warmth. Comforts eluding to bare necessities in the high altitude sanctuary, i.e., intermittent electricity and a hot shower, are its only convenience. The duration of your Everest Base Camp trip is an off-the-cuff journey into the skill and solidarity of the exhilarating expedition, which implies much more than a place for you to rest.

Conquering Challenges on the Path to the Enthralling Base Camp Summit

Commencing the Everest Base Camp path is an enthralling yet demanding undertaking wherein the high-altitude and rough-terrain pressures prevail together with the alluring beauty of the glorious Himalayas. During this legendary 80-plus-mile journey, one passes through testing one's both physical and mental limits. Trekkers enter an unbelievable world where they surmount a distance of more than 5,000 m/16404 feet in elevation, moving through bumpy trails and suspension bridges. When flying in an airless space, the thrill of the unknown is even more emphasized by the constantly changing weather conditions and the potential for altitude sickness. Every part of the peak represents fortitude and determination, which finally bring the best climbing reward of a breathtaking wide view of EBC, located as the mountain of the world.

When to Trek to Everest Base Camp in Nepal

The best time for Everest base camp trekking in Nepal depends on the weather, natural offerings, and the thrills travelers are willing to experience. The various seasons have distinct appeals according to what they have to offer. The different natural treasures that each season has to offer are listed here.

These treks are famous for a panoply of stunning scenery, notably mountain views, deep forests, colorful meadows, and flowering rhododendrons. The weather in spring is sunny, warm, and bright, with a beautiful blue sky, and the view of the Himalayas is magnificent. In this area, there are several factors that make it ideal for tours during the autumn season. During the autumn season, there is an amazing clarity of air combined with a perfect view into the mountains as well as the sky itself. Everything is just nice from any perspective. However, the winter season has less desirable conditions because it tends to be very cold and harsh at times. Despite that, adventure seekers are motivated by their adventurousness to face winter climbing’s unique challenges. The summer season, on the other hand, serves as an off-season due to its prevailing weather conditions, which include rainfall. Warmer temperatures and clearer skies would be beneficial, apart from intermittent rainfall, which also makes it a bad period for ascent, necessitating climbers to overcome the weather hazards.

Everest Base Camp Trek FAQs

  • You will be compulsorily requiring the following special permits for conducting Everest Base Camp Trekking;

    • Trekker’s Information Management Systems (TIMS) card
    • Sagarmatha National Park permit
    • Local Government Permit
  • Nepal Nomad is formed of well-experienced team members who have experience of different forms including the emergency circumstances in the Himalayas. Nepal Nomad Team shall act with caution, stay alert, and use its training as well as experience according to the demand of the situations to handle the Everest Base Camp Emergencies while keeping your safety and security as the topmost priority.

  • Yes, Everest Base Camp Trek Journey with Nepal Nomad Team is safe for solo nomads of any gender. We shall take proper responsibility for your safety and security while helping you make this journey memorable.

  • You should be prepared and ready for some adjustments since lodges and hotels in the region usually offer shared toilet facilities which are of basic level. Likewise, one can hardly spot a proper toilet in the off-beaten routes and thus, we shall plan accordingly for the disposal of waste.

  • Only special gears shall be available on rent whereas you are obliged to manage the basic gears on your own for the Everest Base Camp Trekking.

  • It depends upon the area you are traveling in since not all corners of the region are well-facilitated with Wi-Fi or network services. Weather also plays a huge role in the communication facilities in the Himalayas and thus, we suggest our team maintain flexibility and the art of adjustment.

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