Everest Base Camp Trek will take you to Mt. Everest (8848 m.), the highest point in the world. The most adventurous trail to Everest Base Camp does not require being experienced and a perfect trekker; anyone who is physically fit can go for it!
Providing the most thrilling lifetime experience, Everest Base Camp trekking offers a chance to travel through the long-established Sherpa settlements and Gumbas i.e. Buddhist monasteries.
The trek starts after arriving at Lukla airport with a scenic flight; walking along the Dudh Koshi River looking at the beautiful settings on the way to Namche Bazaar. You will come across the renowned Tengboche monastery, a striking place which has a panoramic view of Ama Dablam, Mt. Everest and other enormous peaks. Kalapathar (5545m.) will reward you with stunning views of sparkly peaks and the Khumbu glacier. The Sherpa museum, the panoramic view from Syanbu-che, the Sherpa culture in Khumjung village, beautiful views from Kalapatar are the major highlights of the Everest Base Camp Trek.
Apart from the splendour of the great Mt. Everest set in the backdrop, other gigantic peaks can be marked too on the way to the Everest Base Camp including Mt. Pumori (7161m.), Mt. Changaste (7550m.), Mt. Nuptse (7855m.), Mt. Amadablam (6856m.), and more.
This 15 days tea house trek is entirely designed for those trekking enthusiasts who are capable of taking challenges. It will be a trek concerning high altitudes but you can trust Nepal Tibet Tours and Treks as we do not compromise on your safety and comfortability. Make sure to talk to your representative at Nepal Tibet Tours and Treks about this incredible trip. Our experienced and qualified guides will assist you on your excellent adventure.
The following program can be tailor made as per your request. We can adjust the program as per your time and interest. Activities such as Rafting, visit to Chitwan National Park, Paragliding in Pokhara, Jeep flyer, Mountain flight in Kathmandu, etc can be customised in your trip. We can use the morning 8 am flight to Pokhara, which only takes 30 minutes and we can make a short trip to Pokhara after the Everest Trekking. Please do not hesitate to write to us about your interests and concerns; we will make the itinerary to fit your needs.
Upon your arrival in Kathmandu, you will be greeted by our representative at the airport and then s/he will usher you to the hotel. You will be briefly described about your tour and checked into the Hotel. You will have the rest of the day to yourself and overnight at the hotel.
From Kathmandu, you will take an early flight in the morning to Lukla (2827m.). You can get a close view of massive mountains adjacent to Nepal and China (Tibet) in the 40 minutes flight. The same afternoon, you begin your trek by moving down from Lukla to Dudh Kosi River and take the main track to Namche Bazaar, located just over Chaurikharka (2713m.). The trail will be a moderate descent. After you reach the tiny village of Ghat (2550m.), you have a short walk to Phakding. On your way, you will come across beautiful monasteries and stone carved prayer walls. Today will be about a 3 hour walk. Overnight in Phakding.
From Phakding, you start off with a small climb to Jorsale. You advance through a waterfall, from where the path is filled with splendid rhododendron forests, giant firs and magnolia trees. You trek to Namche coming across a few bridges and then go up quite a few hundred metres, a vertical descent and another steeper climb through the forest. Today, you trek for about 4 hours and stay the night at trekkers lodge in Namche Bazaar.
Today, you stay in Namche Bazaar to become accustomed to the altitude. Namche Bazaar is a bustling village located in a large sheltered hollow. After breakfast, you can go for a walk towards Thami (3810m.) over the Bhote Khola River Valley. You can also go to the National Park Headquarters to watch the amazing sunrise and sunset views. You can observe the Sherpa lifestyle and cultures too. The place offers you a beautiful panorama including scenery of the Khumbu peaks and arresting views of the Everest. You can take a healing break before your trek tomorrow.
From Namche Bazaar, you set off to Tengboche walking through the radiant rhododendron forest. You will see the scenic views of Mt. Amadablam, Mt. Everest, Mt. Tabuchi, Mt. Thamserku etc on your way. It will be a 6-7 hours trek and the trail will be mostly narrow and steep. You will descend towards Dudh Koshi River and then ascend to reach the Tengboche monastery. You will stay the night in a lodge.
Today, you depart from Tengboche to Dingboche. Along with the amazing views of the mountains, you will see a lot of yaks grazing. On your way, you will come across Pangboche village which has history before the start of Everest trekking. After an hour of ascending, you will reach your destination for the day.
Today, you will have to get accustomed to the altitude for further trekking tomorrow. So, you will climb a few metres up. There are hills above Dingboche for the climb. It will be around 3-4 hours walk. You will get a beautiful panoramic view as a reward. Then, you will return to your lodge in Dingboche.
Departing Dingboche, you will today trek for about 6-7 hours to reach Lobuche. On your way, you will cross a suspension bridge in Thukla and ascend from the Khumbu glacier. You reach Lobuche pass where memorials of people who lost their lives in the mountain are built. Your trek ends in Lobuche and you will stay the night in a lodge.
Today, you will have a little strenuous trek from Lobuche to Gorak Shep. The 2-3 hours trek will elevate about 300m and follow through barren land, grazing land and steep moraine. You will walk beside the Khumbu valley. You cross the Changri Nup and Changri Shar Glacier that originated from the surrounding peaks of Pumori (7,161m) Changri (6,027m) and Chumbu (6,859m). Tonight, you stay in a lodge in Gorak Shep.
From Gorakshep, after trekking for about 4 hours, you reach the Everest Base Camp. You will come across the Khumbu Glacier which sets the way between the roughly gleaming ice peaks and passes the crevasse. Then, you reach the base camp of the highest mountain in the world. It will be an incline in the altitude and might be a difficult trek but your achievement will be in superlatives. You walk down to Gorakshep for the night.
Today, you move from Gorakshep downwards passing Lobuche and Duglha and arriving at Pheriche. After having your lunch, you traverse the Khumbu Khola on a wooden suspension bridge and go behind the Imja Khola to Pangboche. You trek for 5 hours today and stay the night in a lodge in Pangboche.
From Pangboche, you trek down to Namche. You will come across a river and make your way up through birch and rhododendron forest to Tengboche. From Tengboche, you move down to the bridge above the DudhKoshi at Phunki Tenga. Then, you return back to Namche. You walk for around 5 hours today and stay at Namche.
From Namche, you follow the Dudh Koshi river and arrive at Lukla after about 6 hours of trekking. You will stay the night at a lodge in Lukla.
Today, you fly back to Kathmandu by morning flight. On onset in Kathmandu, you will be taken to your hotel. You will have the afternoon to yourself, you can go hang around the city. Overnight at the hotel.
Today is the last day of your stay in Nepal. Our airport representative will transfer you to the Airport. We, Nepal Tibet Tours & Treks, wish you a safe journey back home.
Note: This itinerary can be customized as per situation.
Certain basic trekking equipment are essential on all the routes that we have described in this site. Depending on the area and season, we will provide you with a comprehensive list of necessities. Here is the list of some recommended equipment required for trekking in Nepal.
Lightweight walking boots; If it is brand new, “walk them in” to avoid blisters. Also bring spare laces.
2. Track shoes
A pair of track shoes; To wear in the camp or when the boot is wet.
A warm jacket; Fibre fills or down should be adequate. This is essential during winter from December to February. A rainproof jacket with hood or a poncho. Get the one that is guaranteed waterproof.
4. Shirt and Sweaters
Woollen shirts and thick sweaters; these are essential during the winter season (December to February). Thick sweaters can be purchased in Kathmandu. A lightweight long sleeved t-shirt is suitable for avoiding sunburn.
A pair of trousers; Jeans are not suitable to wear on treks. Cheap, loose, cotton pants are available in Kathmandu. Heavyweight trousers are useful higher up in the mountains in the morning and at night. Windproof or waterproof trousers are required on all treks going above 10.0 ft.
A tracksuit is comfortable to wear in camp and in the tent. You want to add at least two pairs of loose fitting long shorts or skirts.
Thermal underwear is the best for sleeping during the winter.
8. Sun Hat, SunCream/Block & Lip Salve
Choose a high factor sun cream (Factor 20 or stronger) to protect your skin against the sun at high altitude. A combination sunblock/lip salve is ideal for facial protection. A sunhat having a wide brim should be used which covers your face and neck. A woollen hat is a must during winter.
9. Glove/ Sandal/ Socks
A pair of gloves; Leather with lining and woollen are best, 1 pair of sandals to wear in the cities and in the camp and about 4 pairs of thin and 4 pairs of thick woollen socks are required accordingly.
10. Sleeping Bag
As you do not carry sleeping bags yourself, this can be either synthetic or down but it is a must for all 4 seasons. As most treks pass through a variety of climatic conditions, a long zip is a good idea. A cotton/fleece liner helps keep your sleeping bag clean. Good sleeping bags are expensive but can be rented easily in Kathmandu (Only for treks starting and finishing there.)
11. Personal First Aid Kit
You should have your own supply of plasters, aspirin, diarrhoea tablets and also a comprehensive blister kit. (Please do not give medicines to local people without consulting the trek leader.)
Equipments and Accessories :
a) Duffle bag or kit bag to carry gear while trekking
b) Daypack: This is a small rucksack to carry personal requirements for the day. e.g. toiletries, camera, film towel, soap, boots etc.
c) Water bottle
d) Snow glasses and sunglasses
e) 2-4 large plastic bags to separate clean clothes from dirty ones
f) 6 -10 smaller plastic bags to dispose garbage
g) Wallet or money belt with compartment for coins
h) Toiletries with large and small towels. Toilet paper can be bought in Kathmandu and some villages in the mountains.
i) Small headlamp or torch with spare batteries and bulbs
j) Candles and lighter to burn toilet paper
k) Snow gaiters required during winter
l) An umbrella (optional), which is quite useful as a sunshade and when it rains.
m) Trekking map, adequate number of passport photographs
Optionals: rubber bands, a calendar, a pocket knife, binoculars, a small pillow or headrest, thermoses, an inflatable sleeping mat, etc.