Everest Base Camp Trek - 17 Days

About Everest Base Camp Trek

Trek to Everest Base Camp is one of the most popular adventurous outdoor activities among travel lovers. Everest Base Camp Trek explores the remote and beautiful Khumbu region. The trek is designed to take you to Everest Base Camp, the base of the world's highest mountain. The spectacular beauty and promising once in a lifetime experience has attracted hundreds and thousands of tourists over the years to this region. Trekking through picturesque villages and dense forests, you reach the base camp and hike up to Kala Patthar. Everest Base Camp Trekking offers a stunning landscape and Himalayan mountains views.

Everest Base Camp Trek is more than adventure and thrill. You will get to see the rich culture and unique lifestyle of the Sherpas. During your stay in the villages, you will get to have deep insight into the day to day activities of the locals. Likewise, you will visit the oldest monastery of the Khumbu region, Tengboche monastery and also come across many other stupas, chortens, prayer wheels, and colorful prayer flags on the way. The Himalayas like Mt. Everest (8,848 m), Mt. Lhotse (8,516 m), Mt. Nuptse (7,861 m), Mt. Pumori (7,161 m), Mt. Ama Dablam (6,812 m), Mt. Kondge (6,187 m), Mt. Thamserku (6,623 m), etc can be seen throughout the trail.

Become part of this adventurous journey with us, we will make sure you enjoy every moment of the trek. Contact us for further information or Everest Base Camp Trek cost.

Variation & Custom Itinerary

If you want to spend more time in the Khumbu region, then we highly suggest you Jiri Everest Base Camp Trek or Island Peak Climbing with Everest Base Camp Trek. This package will take you closer to the locals and offer sensational views. We also offer a tailor-made Everest Base Camp Trek package. Let us know your requirements, and we will create a perfect trip for you.

Highlights

  • Take a thrilling flight from Kathmandu to Lukla.
  • Trek through lush forests and fine mountain villages.
  • Explore Namche Bazar and its nearby areas.
  • Visit Tengboche monastery, the oldest monastery of the Khumbu region.
  • Experience rich culture and tradition of the Sherpas.
  • Explore Everest Base Camp.
  • Hike to Kala Patthar to witness gorgeous sunrise.
  • Witness stunning sceneries and Himalayan mountain views.

Itinerary

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Upon your arrival at the Tribhuvan International Airport, you will get greeted by one of our team delegates. He/she will take you to the hotel that we have already booked for you. You can rest and explore the vibrant streets of Thamel. In the late evening, you will join the welcome dinner organized by the company.

  • Hotel
  • Welcome dinner

After having breakfast, we begin our guided tour to the famous UNESCO World Heritage Sites of Kathmandu. You will visit Boudhanath Stupa, Pashupatinath Temple, Swayambhunath, and end your day visiting Kathmandu Durbar Square where we will see precise art & architecture of the medieval period and get closer with the history of Nepal.

  • Hotel
  • Breakfast only

We take an early flight of our life to Lukla airport. The flight will be scenic and offers us bird-eye views of the Himalayan mountains. Upon reaching Lukla, we begin our trek towards Phakding village. The surrounding becomes more prominent with the mountain landscape. The first part of the trail will lead us to Cheplung village from where we will see a beautiful view of Mt. Khumbila (5,761m). Further, we will descend to the north of Lukla in the Dudh Koshi River Valley where Phakding village is situated.

  • Lodge
  • Breakfast, lunch & dinner

Leaving Phakding behind, we head towards Namche Bazar crossing several villages like Jorsale and Monjo, which is the entrance of Sagarmatha National Park. From here, the trail goes through the national park that includes numerous small rivers, untamed streams, alpine woods, and dense forests. We will reach Namche Bazar from where superb views of Mt. Thamserku (6,623 m) and Kongde Ri Himal (5,115 m) can be seen.

  • Lodge
  • Breakfast, lunch & dinner

Today is the first acclimatization day of our trek. We will spend our day exploring around the village and hiking to nearby areas for spectacular views. We can hike to Syangboche Airstrip or Everest View Hotel for a stunning view of Mt. Everest (8,848 m) and surrounding. We then return to Namche and visit the Sherpa Culture Museum and Everest Photo Gallery.

Overnight in the 

Meals: 

  • Lodge
  • Breakfast, lunch & dinner

After having our breakfast served by warm-hearted locals, we trek towards Tengboche, which is famous for the Tengboche monastery. Tengboche monastery is the oldest and largest monastery of the Khumbu region. The trail opens out to Dudh Koshi River Valley at Phungki Thanka village. From here, we trek along the Dudh Koshi River on a forested trail and reach Tengboche village located at the confluence of the Dudh Koshi River and Imja Khola River. We will visit the Tengboche monastery where we will get to see several antiques, sculptures, ancient manuscripts, and paintings. From the monastery, fantastic views of Mt. Everest (8,848 m), Mt. Ama Dablam (6,812 m), and many other mountains can be seen.

  • Lodge
  • Breakfast, lunch & dinner

Crossing the Imja river on a well-made suspension bridge, we continue our trek towards Dingboche village. We pass by Pangboche village and ascend through forested trail before reaching Dingboche village. Dingboche is also known as, Summer Valley of the Khumbu, and offers fine views of Mt. Lhotse (8,516 m), Mt. Ama Dablam (6,812 m), and Island Peak (6,189 m).

  • Lodge
  • Breakfast, lunch & dinner

Here comes our second rest day at Dingboche to make our body acclimatized with the increased altitude. After having breakfast, we can hike to Nagarjun located at 5,100 meters. The hike will be a little difficult due to the uphill steep ascend. From the top, we will get to see superb views of Taboche Peak (6,542 m), Lobuche East (6,119 m), Lobuche West (6,135 m), Kangtega (6,782 m), Ama Dablam (6,812 m), and Thamserku (6,623 m). We will return to Dingboche after soaking fresh air and lovely mountain views on top.

  • Lodge
  • Breakfast, lunch & dinner

After a quick breakfast, we continue our trekking towards Thukla. On the way, we come across the Trekkers Aid Post located at Pheriche, which is operated with the help of Western Volunteer Doctors and assisted by The Himalayan Rescue Association. Further, the trail will take us to Chupki Lhara, and then, we descend to the Khumbu Glacier moraine. Trekking along with beautiful views of the snow-capped mountains, we reach Lobuche.

  • Lodge
  • Breakfast, lunch & dinner

Today, the trail will finally take us to the Everest Base Camp. After having a warm breakfast, we begin trekking gradually along with the view of Khumbu Glacier on our right side. We reach Gorakshep, which used to be the base camp of Everest back in the days. Further, we ascend upon a relatively rugged and snowy trail to reach Everest Base Camp. Upon reaching the base camp, we will get to witness the irresistible beauty of the region. Later, we will trek back to Gorak Shep for the night stay.

  • Lodge
  • Breakfast, lunch & dinner

Today, we will wake up early in the morning and hike up to the Kala Patthar, which is a popular viewpoint. Upon reaching Kala Patthar, we get to see one of the best sunrises of our life along with outstanding views of Mt. Everest (8,848 m), Mt. Nuptse (7,861 m), Mt. Lhotse (8,516 m), Mt. Pumori (7,161 m), and several other mountains. Moreover, this viewpoint also presents the 360-degree panoramic views of Mt. Everest. After spending some time at Kala Patthar, we head back to Gorak Shep and continue descending towards Pheriche.

  • Lodge
  • Breakfast, lunch & dinner

After having breakfast with the views of Himalayan mountains, we trek back following the Imja River down to Tengboche. You get to observe the lifestyle and culture of people residing in this extreme region of the world.

  • Lodge
  • Breakfast, lunch & dinner

The trail descends to Monjo. Trekking through Sagarmatha National Park, you drop down to Monjo. On the way, you pass by numerous dense forests, crossing many streams and bridges.

  • Lodge
  • Breakfast, lunch & dinner

The trail goes through Phakding village and gradually ascends to Lukla along the Dudh Koshi river. Upon reaching Lukla, you get settled in our guesthouse and celebrate the completion of our trip.

  • Lodge
  • Breakfast, lunch & dinner

After having light breakfast, we fly back to Kathmandu. During the flight, we get to see the last views of the Himalayan mountains. Upon reaching Kathmandu, we will head to our hotel and freshen up. Later in the evening, we visit a restaurant to have farewell dinner organized by Orbit Alpine Adventure.

  • Hotel
  • Breakfast only

Today, you have an extra day in Kathmandu that you can use to explore around and do shopping. In the evening, you meet with other team members over farewell dinner and end your day with lots of laughter.

  • Hotel
  • Breakfast & farewell dinner

As per your flight time, one of our team representatives will guide you to the Tribhuvan International Airport for your flight back to your home. And, our last goodbye to you.

Cost Details

  • Airport pick up and drop.
  • 4 nights kathmandu hotel with breakfast.
  • English speaking guide with sightseeing & entrance fees.
  • 3 times meal at trekking, breakfast, tea, coffee, lunch, dinnner.
  • Kathmandu -lukla-kathmandu flight ticket for clients and guide
  • Accommodation in normal tea house during trek
  • Everest trekking map for group
  • All necessary paper work & permits
  • Local Government permit
  • National park fees.
  • Sherpa and porters salary and their food and insurance.
  • One double bag if needed each person.
  • Free rescue organize if needed.
  • Lunch and dinner while in kathmandu.
  • Drinking baverage like beer, coke, whisky.
  • Hotel, food & personal expenses encase they have to back earlier then itinerary
  • Personal gear & clothing - these may be available for hire
  • Personal medical insurance.
  • Rescue helicopter.
  • Staff and porters Tips.

Useful Information

Everest Base Camp Trek route

We will kick-off the Everest Base Camp Trek with a thrilling flight from Kathmandu to Lukla. From here, you descend along Dudh Koshi River and continue trekking through small villages. Further, the trail passes through Sagarmatha National Park, where you will cross many streams and suspension bridges. You will spend a couple of nights in the Namche Bazar and walk through lush forests of rhododendron to reach Tengboche. Further, the trail gradually ascends to Everest Base Camp via Dingboche and Lobuche. From EBC, you climb to Kala Patthar and drop down to Lukla, retracing the same path.

Everest Base Camp Trek map

Everest Base Camp Trekking map is designed following our 17 Days Everest Base Camp Trek itinerary. The map presents the trail you will be following during the trek. You can see all the villages marked, where you will be spending the night along with all major views nearby.

Everest Base Camp Trek difficulty & Altitude Sickness

Everest Base Camp Trek 17 Days is a moderate trek. The trail offers a perfect balance of challenges and adventure. If you have previous trekking experience, then Everest Base Camp Trek will be a piece of cake for you, however if you are a beginner trekker, the trail might get little difficult. You have to overcome several ascends and descends with a few rugged, steep, and glacial paths. Likewise, the trail demands 6 to 7 hours of a walk each day. Overall, a healthy individual with good physical fitness and stamina can go on Everest Base Camp Trekking.

To keep you away from altitude sickness, we have added ample rest days in our Everest Base Camp trek itinerary. Make sure to drink plenty of water and avoid alcoholic drinks & smoking. Headache, problems in breathing, sleeping, and nausea are the symptoms of altitude sickness.

Best time to go on Everest Base Camp Trek

The best time to go on Everest Base Camp Trek is in spring and autumn. These two seasons include months from March to April and October to November. You will find stable weather and a moderate climate in these months, which makes the journey pleasant and smooth. Likewise, several floras and vegetations bloom throughout the trail in the springtime, making it extremely beautiful. Similarly, autumn is the season of festivals in Nepal, and you might get to be part of some of them.

Accommodation & Meals

During Everest Base Camp Trek, you stay overnight in the lodge. You can get a lodge from basic to luxury as per your budget. Most of the lodge offers basic facilities with twin-sharing rooms and a common washroom. Hot showers and charging facilities may or may not be available in the lodge and can cost a few extra bucks. We highly suggest you, carry a nice sleeping bag with you to keep yourself warm at night as it can get very cold.

Communication & Electricity

Fortunately, you will get a cellular network and WiFi connection in almost all villages. However, the network and the internet can fluctuate from time to time. You have to pay extra bucks to use the WiFi. Some lodges provide it for free as well. It completely depends on the owner of the lodge. Even though you will find the internet, don't keep your hope high because there are chances of a slow connection. Similarly, both hydropower and solar electricity are available. You can charge your electric appliances paying a small buck. Extra batteries are recommended to carry along the trip.

Travel Insurance

Travel insurance is needed to go on Everest Base Camp Trek. Travel insurance is like a safety backup for you in the Himalayas. Make sure to check that your travel insurance includes things like airlift, medical bills, hospital bills, flight cancelation, and property loss or theft. You are not allowed to take out travel insurance in Nepal, so make sure to get one from your home country.

Guide & Porter

During Everest Base Camp Trek, you will be guided by a professional and licensed Sherpa Guide. All our guides are well-trained and have numerous years of experience in the Himalayas. You will be trekking with a team of experts who are well known with the Himalayan trails and help you complete the journey smoothly.

Environmental Contribution

All of our packages are designed eco-friendly. We believe in sustainable tourism and have adopted many measures to protect the environment. While trekking with us, you will be only leaving your footprint behind. We also run our small organization that provides education to children from underprivileged families.