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Everest Base Camp Trek

Everest Base Camp and Kala Pattar trek is probably the most famous trek in Nepal. The Everest Base Camp trek leads to Kala Pattar a famous and spectacular viewpoint on Everest, the highest mountain on earth. From Kala Pattar you will have a 360 degrees view on awesome Himalayan Giants such as Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse, Thamserku, Ama Dablam, Pumori and many more.

Group Size:

2-12

Trip Level:

Moderate Strenuous

Destination:

Nepal

Max Altitude:

5180m

Starts At:

Kathmandu

Ends At:

Kathmandu

Outline Itinerary

Day 01: Arrival Kathmandu
Day 02: Flight Kathmandu to Lukla, trekking to Phakding(2840m)
Day 03: Phakding to Namche Bazar(3440m)
Day 04: Namche Bazar (restday, daytour Thame Monastery)(3800m)
Day 05: Namche Bazar to Tengboche(3890m)
Day 06: Tengboche to Dingboche(4400m) 
Day 07: Dingboche (restday, daytour Chukung Valley)
Day 08: Dingboche to Lobuche(4910m)
Day 09: Lobuche to Gorak Shep to EBC to Gorak Shep(5180m)
Day 10: Gorak Shep to Kalapathar to Pheriche(4400m)
Day 11: Pheriche to Namche Bazar ( 3440m)
Day 12: Namche Bazar to Lukla(2800m)
Day 13: Flight Lukla to Kathmandu

Day 01 Arrival Kathmandu (1320m): Meet our representative at Kathmandu airport and transfer to hotel. All the required documents, photos, passport copies etc. are collected for the preparation of all legal documents required during the trek. On the same day you'll be meeting your guide for the trek.

Day 02 Kathmandu (1320m) - Lukla (2840m), trek to Monjo (2710m) [B, L, D]: After the breakfast we will be headed towards the domestic airport and after 35 minutes flight we will reach Lukla. Then our trekking starts to Monjo. It will take around 4/5 hrs walk to reach Monjo. We will be able to see the first mountain of Everest region i.e. Kusum Khangkaru (6367m).Over night stay at Monjo.

Day 03 Monjo (2710m) - Namche Bazaar (3440m) [B, L, D]: After breakfast we will be heading to Namche Bazaar. We will be following Dudh Koshi which includes many bridges along the path. Then we will reach the check post and enter Sagarmatha National Park. Altogether it takes 6-7 hrs to reach Namche Bazaar from Phakding. On the way we would be able to observe several villages, rivers, forests, and amazing mountain views [Mt. Thamserku (6608m), Mt. Everest (8848m) ].  This will be the first view of Mt. Everest during our trek.

Day 04 Namche Bazaar(3440m) (restday,  Everest View Hotel, 3800m) [B, L, D]: After breakfast we will be heading towards Everest View hotel  and on the way we will be going to National park headquarter from where we can see the panoromic view of Mt. Everest, Mt. Lhotse, Mt.Nupse, Mt. Amabdlam, Mt. Thamserku, Mt. Thauche, Mt. Kyangde etc. From the Everest view hotel also we will be seeing the same view.

Day 05 Namche Bazaar – Thengboche (3890m) [B, L, D]: We start our walk to our next destination i.e. Thengboche immediately after breakfast. It takes around 5-6 hrs to reach there. Thengboche is home to the region’s largest monastery, a destination for monks of all ages throughout the country to practice and study Buddhism. The public is invited to witness their puja ceremonies, where they chant prayers and perform rituals inside the ornately decorated gompas.

Day 06 Thengboche - Pangboche – Dingboche (4400m) [B, L, D]: Very early wakeup call and visit the impressive morning puja in Thengboche Monastery. Breakfast after the puja and start today’s trek to Pangboche. Pangboche, at 3.985m is the highest permanent settlement on the approach to Everest and in the upper village there is a gompa (monastery) founded by the lama Sange Dorje. Pangboche offers great views on what many people consider as the most beautiful moutainpeak in the Himalayas, Mount Ama Dablam. We continue to walk upto Dingboche (4400m). Altogether it takes around 5-6 hrs to reach Dingboche.

Dag 07 Dingboche (restday or dayhike) [B, L, D]: We spend a day at Dingboche (4400m) to continue our acclimatisation. Those adapting well to the altitude can climb Nangkartshang Peak at 5100m for great views of Chalotse, Tawoche and Mount Ama Dablam. Or we can go to Chhukum valley.

Day 08 Dingboche – Lobuche (4910m) [B, L, D]: Back on the trek again, the trail from Dingboche ascends, emerging onto the terminal moraine of the Khumbu Glacier from where we have a beautiful panorama of the peaks lying on the Nepal-Tibet border. The trail then eases off as we follow the valley to Lobuche (4.900m) a tiny hamlet with a few teahouses. The sunset on Nuptse is not to be missed. Altogether  it is a trek about 5-6 hrs till Lobuche from Dingboche.

Day 09 Lobuche - Gorak Shep - Everest Base Camp – Gorak Shep(5180m) [B, L, D]: Another long day and again we leave very early. Trekking across a glacier, the trail winds up and down through fascinating icy series of land known as Everest Base Camp, where, usually in spring, we may see some of the expedition teams as they prepare to climb the mountain. From the Base Camp we get fantastic close up views of the Khumbu Ice Fall and we can appreciate just how difficult it is to negotiate a route through the huge blocks of ice. We descend from the Base Camp to Gorak Shep and night stay in Gorak shep.

Day 10 Gorak Shep – Kalapathar – Pheriche(4200m) [B, L, D]: Early in the morning we will be heading to the Kalapathar. It takes around 2 hrs to the top of the Kalapathar. It is one of the highest point of our trekking from where we can see the view of sun rise and the fascinating view of the mountains ( Mt. Everest , Mt. Lhotse , Mt. Nupse, Mt. Pumo Ri ,Mt. Makalu and much more ). Then we head back to Gorak Shep and after breakfast we start our trek to Pheriche. It taks altogether 6-7 hrs from Gorak shep to Phriche.

Day 11 Pheriche - Namche Bazar ( 3440m)[B, L, D]After the breakfast, we start our trek down to Namche Bazar. It takes around 6-7 hrs to reach Namche Bazar from Pheriche.

Day 12 Namche Bazar – Lukla(2800m)[B, L, D]Finally this is the last day of our trek. As such, we will be heading to Lukla after breakfast. It will take around 6-7 hrs to reach Lukla from Namche Bazar.

Day 13 Flight Lukla – Kathmandu [B]Early in the morning after having the breakfast , we will go to Lukla airport to head back to Kathmandu. After 35 minutes flight with a scenic view of the nature, we will reach Kathmandu.

Day 14 Kathmandu (Free day) [B, D]: This is the free day for you and you can enjoy yourself around the city. In the evening there will be a Typical Nepali Dinner organized by Himalayan Rock for you in the Typical Nepali restaurant with cultural program.

Day 15 Kathmandu – Departure [B]: After breakfast, a Himalayan Rock Treks and Expedition responsible person will drop you to the international airport.

Cost Include

  • Airport pickup on arrival at Kathmandu airport by private coach
  • Airport departure drop off at Kathmandu airport by private coach
  • 3 night accommodation in Kathmandu with BB plan
  • Food and accommodation during trekking in lodges / teahouses
  • Flights Kathmandu - Lukla - Kathmandu
  • English speaking experienced guide (trained by Minster of Tourism)
  • Porter(s), generally 1 porter for 2 pax (max 12 kg per person)
  • Food, salary, transportation, accommodation and insurance for our Nepali staff
  • Entrance Fee Sagarmatha National Park 
  • TIMS (trekking registration card)
  • Everest region trekking map
  • Service from our office in Kathmandu, Thamel
  • HR Farewell Dinner in the Typical Nepali Restaurant with cultural program

Cost Exclude

  • International flight to and from Nepal 
  • Vaccination and Nepal visa
  • Drinks during the trek
  •  Meals and drinks in Kathmandu
  •  Personal insurance and other personal expenses
  •  Tips for trekking staff (tipping is expected)
  •  Any extra cost due to delay or cancellation of Lukla flights

Trekking Equipment Checklist

The weather can be cold, unpredictable and challenging while in the mountains. Hence the travelers need to be prepared to cope up with the weather. While you can take the different kind of equipment to make things comfortable for you, there are some basic things that you must carry with you for completion of the trek in comfortable manner.

Sun Hat
Fleece/Wool hat that covers ears
Sunglasses
Scarf to cover face (dust/wind)

Upper Body:
At least 4 pair of T-shirts
2 lightweight thermal tops
2 Merino/Fleece long shelve tops
Water and wind proof shell jacket
Down Jacket
Raincoat (Poncho)

Lower Body:
Under garments
Hiking shorts
Lightweight walking pants
Light weight thermal leggings
Fleece or tracksuit pants
Water and wind proof pants

Feet:
At least 4 pairs of  thick warm wool hiking socks
Hiking boots (with spare laces)
Walking sneakers
Sandals
Walking poles (Walking Stick)
Hands:
Lightweight fleece gloves
Water and wind proof gloves

Note: Sleeping bags come handy in case of difficult circumstances. We recommend every trekkers to take one with them while on the mountains. You can bring your own or it can be hired here.

Starting From USD 1675.00

During the trek visit Namche Bazar (Sherpa village), Tengboche Monastery, Pangboche, Dingboche and Lobuche.