Everest Base Camp Trekking is the most spectacular and picturesque trekking destination in the Nepalese Himalaya. Eleven days of hiking in the Himalayas is exploration of real Sherpa village at high altitude land. Discover old monasteries, meet real welcomed peoples, and acclimatize your body in high altitude of Everest region. Reach at base camp of world’s highest peak Mount Everest and get panoramic view from Kalapathar (5,545m) is the real a step of reaching like heaven. Our 16 days journey includes historical exploration at Kathmandu. Our dedicated team provide you memorial visit at UNESCO heritage site of Kathmandu and provide you prompt information about Everest Base Camp Trekking before you start. Our trekking guide and supporter than start to lead you to the Everest Base Camp. You feel much comfortable with our friendly and knowledgeable guide. They will help you to learn interesting part of local customs in typical Buddhist and Hindu tradition.
Trekking to Everest Base Camp is staying in local tea houses. You will forget all tiredness after sitting in hot Sherpa dinning and conversing with other travelers every evening. Besides that scenic mountains including Mount Everest is visible every day. Two days of acclimatization and hiking activities at Namche and Dingboche is more helpful for your body acclimatization in high land. Almost a full day hiking to Everest Base Camp from Gorakhshep and early morning hike to Kalapathar for panaromic view of Himalayas is the success of your trekking in Everest. You can view over 8000 miter Himalayas in front of your face from Kalapathar. Mount Everest (8848), Mount Nuptse (7861m), Mount Lhotse (8516m), Mount Pumori (7161m), Ama Dablam (6812m) and Khumbu glacier. Nepal Highland Treks offer group trek to Everest Base Camp. We can customize our trekking itinerary as per your requirement if you choose your private trekking plan. We also have put one more extra day at the end of trekking which is a spare day in case flight delay or cancel from Lukla while going and coming back.
Suggestion from us about Everest Base camp Trekking
Everest Base camp Trekking is high altitude trekking area, so that carefully acclimatization of your body is important. We have put two days acclimatization days on the way. This helps you to make your trekking comfortable and success.
Plan Everest Base Camp Trekking with your good equipments. Temperature around Everest Base Camp is regularly dropped below freezing and days are normally windy. You do not need to bring all equipments from your home, there are good shops to buy or taking it in hire around Thamel Kathmandu is possible. Trekking with your professional guide is much important in the Himalayas. It is high altitude trekking and guiding professional way leads your trip successful. Let us organize your trekking to Everest Base camp in professional way. Your trekking can be combining with some other sector of Everest region. Gokyo Lake, Renjola Pass, Chhola Pass and Kongmala pass. Peak climbing of Iland peak, Lobuche peak is also possible to add in your trekking itinerary. You also can skip flight to Lukla and trekking via Jiri
Join Small group Trekking to Everest Base camp. We also can provide you our fixed departure dates to Join EBC trekking in reasonable cost. this is more suitable for individual who are planning to trek alone. You should not trek alone in high moutain region. For your safety and memorial trek, join authorised trekking company, trek with profesional guide and porters.
Day 01:Arrival at TIA airport of Kathmandu. Transfer to Hotel and Overnight 1350m
Day 02:Day in Kathmandu. Sightseeing and trip preparation. overnight at Hotel
Day 03:Fly to Lukla (2,860m) and trek to Phakding (2,652m) 3/4 hours. Overnight at tea house
Day 04:Trek Phakding to Namche Bazar (3,440m) 6/7 Hours. Overnight at tea house
Day 05:Acclimatization at Namche. Hike to Everest view hotel (3,880m) and back to Namche for overnight
Day 06:Trek Namche to Tengboche (3,860m) 5/6 hours. Overnight at tea house
Day 07:Trek Tengboche to Dingboche (4,410m) 5/6 hours. Overnight at tea house
Day 08:Acclimatization in Dingboche. Hiking around and overnight
Day 09:Trek Dingboche to Lobuche (4,910m) 4/5 hours. Overnight at tea house
Day 10:Trek Lobuche to Everest Base Camp (5,360) and back to Gorakhshep (5,180m) for overnight. 7/8 hours
Day 11:Climb Kalapathar at early in the morning (5,545m) and trek down to Pheriche (4210m) 7 hours. Overnight at tea house
Day 12:Trek Pheriche to Namche (3410m) 6/7 hours. Overnight at tea house
Day 13:Trek Namche to Lukla (2860m) 6/7 Hours. Overnight at tea house
Day 14:Fly back to Kathmandu and transfer to Hotel. Rest
Day 15:An extra day in Kathmandu. Relax or choose your activities
Day 16:Departure and farewell
- You also can combine your trekking itinerary with some of beautiful and adventurous route of Everest region. Gokyo Lake, Cho La pass, Renjo La pass, Kongma La pass or include some climbing peak. Island peak and Lobuche peak.
2 Days acclimatization one the way Everest Base Camp Trekking
- In our 16 days itinerary, we have put two days acclimatization days on the way. It is very helpful to climb up to Everest Base Camp and Kalapathar. If you are regular hiker and very fit in High Mountain, you can skip one day acclimatization of Dingboche.
- Spare day at the end of trekking is to make relax day in Kathmandu after long days of trekking. It is also for in case of your flight delay from and to Lukla
- Flight to and from Lukla only fly with clear weather since it is remote area flight. There may change to get cancel or delay the flight. Your flight time will transfer next day if cancelled. In that case itinerary will be customizing after discussion together.
Customize EBC trekking Itinerary, Add Gokyo Lake or make your short trip
Everest Trekking has different options customizing plan and itinerary. Everest View Trekking is the short day hiking to view Mount Everest and other mountains. You also have option to include itinerary with Gokyo Lake or including three major high passes. It also have option to explore Mount Everest and other himalayas within day program. Take Helicopter Tour to Everest or take 1 hours mountain flight from Kathmadnu.
Looking for Short Everest Base Camp Trekking
Trekking itinerary of EBC also can customize as short days trekking. Trekking up to EBC, climb Kalapathar can be finish within 7 days. On day 8, plan to reach at Lukla with chartered helicopter flight from Gorakhshep. Day 9 fly back to Kathmandu with regular flight. EBC trekking and Helicopter flight will be total 9 days program. It is instead of long day same way walking back, take 20 minutes helicopter flight which is another experience of Arial views of beautiful Sherpa villages, mountains, monasteries, mountain Rivers, glaciers valley and more during helicopter flight.
Join Everest Base Camp Small group trekking with us
Nepal Highland Treks provide opportunity to join our small group for EBC trekking. It is more benefit for those how are individual trekkers. Joining our group also benefit in trekking cost. If our fixed departure dates shown on our web is not suitable as per you looking for, email us – we will have lot other fixed departure dates which may not shown here.
Want to skip Lukla flight in your Everest Base Camp Trekking? We have option to run this trip from Phaplu which is driving a day from Kathmandu with private or local jeep. Total trekking itinerary including your arrival and departure days, drive to Phaplu and drive back again to Kathmandu will be 20 days.
Some Dos and Dont’s during Everest Base Camp Trekking
Trekking route of Everest Base Camp is unspoiled and exotic land which is sensitive. Treat the land and local peoples with care and respect. Try your best to keep environment clean and show appreciation for culture and traditional religious beliefs.
Make Everest region litter free: Do not through any litter; put it in dustbin fixed by national park or in local tea houses. Sanitary napkins and tampons should be wrapped properly and through it right place. Take batteries back to your home country for safe disposal or reuse.
Respect local cultures, custom and peoples: Route of Everest Base Camp Hiking is combination of different cultural ethnic group of local peoples. Their culture, customs, living style and any function is typical and it is important for them. So respect all these while you are there. You can involve respectfully in those function.
Take your guide with you in every hiking and climbing: our guide will be always with your while trekking every days. You are trekking and hiking in remote areas with maximum altitude. Few days in the itinerary are as acclimatization day and hiking around for recovering stamina. Take your guide with you in all these activities. It is Himalaya and do not be more exited, take advice from guide to take any decision.
Do not through foods after order: Foods are all carried by helicopter or flight from Kathmandu. It takes a week time to reach all the foods in base camp site. It is not with any other transportation but carried by peoples or donkey. It is important that you order only sufficient food which you can finish. Do not waste any foods in the region. Meet items are not fresh in Everest Region. The land is out of scarifies any animals, and meets are all carried from out of region. This is the reason meets are not fresh.
Day 1Arrival at TIA airport of Kathmandu. Transfer to Hotel and Overnight 1350mRepresentative from Nepal Highland Treks pick up you from International airport and transfer to Hotel. If you get time, we will discuss about your trip and check your trekking gears. Overnight at Hotel
Day 2Day in Kathmandu. Sightseeing and trip preparation. overnight at Hotel After your breakfast in Hotel, our tour guide will lead you to sightseeing at UNESCO heritage sites of Kathmandu valley. Bhaktapur Durbar Squire (Old King palace with arts and architecture), Bauddhanath Stupa (Biggest Buddhist Stupa) and Pashupatinath temple (A biggest Hindu temple). Come back to hotel and final preparation of your trekking.
Day 3Fly to Lukla (2,860m) and trek to Phakding (2,652m) 3/4 hours. Overnight at tea house Early in the morning we drive to domestic airport for your flight to Lukla. It is early morning flight about 35 minutes. Scenic flight with tiny aircraft takes off you at Hillary airport (Lukla). Introduce with your porter. After managing your luggage, start walking toward Phakding. The trail follows the bank of the Dudhkoshi River. Easy and flat walking takes only around 4 hours.
Day 4Trek Phakding to Namche Bazar (3,440m) 6/7 Hours. Overnight at tea house After your breakfast start trekking to Namche Bazar (Biggest town in Everest region). We pass big suspension bring at the beginning. Than our trail become slightly up hills. Route is passing through alpine forest along with Dudhkoshi River. We also pass Benkar village, Monjo village and jorsalle on the way. After having our lunch, we start tough up hills walking and reach Namche.
Day 5Acclimatization at Namche. Hike to Everest view hotel (3,880m) and back to Namche for overnight It is acclimatization day and we take hiking tour around. Hike to Everest view hotel and Khumjung village. Visit local monasteries and Hillary school. It is pleasant day to have your lunch at Khumjung village with front view of Mount Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse, Thamserku, Amadablam and others. Come back to Namche. Walking around in Namche get more refresh
Day 6Trek Namche to Tengboche (3,860m) 5/6 hours. Overnight at tea house We trek an easy way with front view of panoramic mountain up to Phunki Thanga, small River side village. From here, trekking route start to be up hills. It contains some of the major ascend toward Tengboche. Tengboche is famous with Tengboche monastery and it is one of the largest monastery in Everest region. Monastery open from 3 pm and it is good visit at their evening chanting by lamas
Day 7Trek Tengboche to Dingboche (4,410m) 5/6 hours. Overnight at tea house Trekking through Rhododendron forest reach at Deboche village. After Diboche valley reach at Pangboche village which is having biggest settlement of Sherpa peoples. We still have good view of Mount Everest, Lhotse and Amadablam. Trekking trail than follow through upper Pangboche for exploring an oldest pangboche monastery. After walking some minor ascends, we can see picturesque village of Dingboche with beautiful potato fields.
Day 8Acclimatization in Dingboche. Hiking around and overnight It is good to have acclimatized here before you reach at Everest Base Camp. Instead of staying inactively, we make hiking around the valley. We climb up behind the valley. It is good view of some 8000 miter Himalayas and several other climbing peaks. Instead of hiking long, we back to lodge and take rest for tomorrow’s ascent.
Day 9Trek Dingboche to Lobuche (4,910m) 4/5 hours. Overnight at tea house It is short hiking at high altitude. We start after your breakfast in Dingboche. After walking around three hours in wide valley we reach at Duglha. You’re walking than reach some tough ascending. You may feel hard to breathe as it is thinner air in high altitude. You will reach Lobuche. Lobushe is small settlement with fewer tea houses only. You have to be prepared with chilly night.
Day 10Trek Lobuche to Everest Base Camp (5,360) and back to Gorakhshep (5,180m) for overnight. 7/8 hoursDay of reaching at base camp of highest peak of the earth, you are at the day of reaching your dream. It is better to start trekking as earlier as possible after your breakfast. The trekking trail to Everest Base Camp is not hard but it is continuously ascending and descending at glacier rocky trail. Everest base Camp is extremely beautiful. Panaromic Mountains including Everest is surroundings. We will come up to near from Khumbu Glacier and see icefall from slopes of Mount Everest. We than come back to Gorakhshep for our overnight
Day 11Climb Kalapathar at early in the morning (5,545m) and trek down to Pheriche (4210m) 7 hours. Overnight at tea house We prepare with our small bag with hot drinking water and some nuts. It is about one and half hours climbing. When we start, it is dark and chilly. Get sunrise view and panoramic mountain views which is probably the best view ever in this trekking. We come down to Gorakhshep and have breakfast. Hike back to Pheriche for overnight
Day 12Trek Pheriche to Namche (3410m) 6/7 hours. Overnight at tea house All the way down hill from Pheriche to Phunki Thanga. We can choose either Tengboche or Phunki thanga for our lunch. Small ascend involve after phunki Thanga to the top. Again an hour downhill reach Namche. You can feel more relax at Namche having nice walking soundings. Namche is having some of the goods cafes, shops and restaurants
Day 13Trek Namche to Lukla (2860m) 6/7 Hours. Overnight at tea house Today is quite long walking down and flat land. It is same way back as we crossed Jorsalle, Manjo, Benkar, Phakding and other small villages on the way. From Jorsalle we cross area of Everest National park. Enjoy your walking with several suspension bring over Dhudhkoshi river
Day 14Fly back to Kathmandu and transfer to Hotel. Rest Fly early in the morning from Lukla to Kathmandu. You can view Scenic Mountain and green hills from tiny flight. Drive from Kathmandu domestic airport and check in hotel. Nepal Highland Treks invite you to have together dinner in typical Nepali cultural restaurant. Share your experience of Everest Base camp trekking
Day 15An extra day in Kathmandu. Relax or choose your activities A reserve day in Kathmandu is for relaxing after your long days trekking. You still can choose some other activities around Kathmandu valley. Otherwise you have good walking around Thamel to have shopping souvenirs for your relative and friends.
Day 16Departure and farewell It is normally to be at International airport 3 hours before your flight time. It only takes 20 minutes drive to reach Airport from Thamel. We manage transportation for your final departure
Our fixed departure dates of Everest Base Camp Trekking can be customize. We have lot other fixed departure dates. You can choose your own date if you are doing private trekking. You are not really need to join with the group for this trekking. Joining in our fixed departure dates for single travelers may worth.
Accommodation in the trip
Our package is including 4 nights hotel in Kathmandu. It is 3 star category hotels with breakfast and twin sharing. Accommodation in entire trekking is in local tea houses (Local guest house) on twin sharing. You will get rooms with inside toilet in Lukla, Phakding and in Namche. Rest of the overnights are room without toilet inside. All the tea houses are providing common toilets outside your room. Everest Base Camp trekking region may have over flow of trekkers in peak season, in that situation, you may share common room with other trekkers. It may happen in Gorakhshep and in Lobuche.
Foods in the trip
Kathmandu has lots of restaurants to choose for your Lunch and Dinner. Breakfast is including in the package that is provided by same hotel you are staying. During your trekking, same tea houses you are going to stay provide you breakfast and Dinner. Lunch is on the way at suitable place. All the foods during trekking is including in the packages. Hotel and restaurants provide you international standard foods in entire Everest Base Camp Trekking. It is suggest choosing vegetarian foods. Meats are not fresh in the region since it should carried from out the of the region.
Guide and Porter
Your guide to Everest Base Camp Trekking is from Kathmandu. He is the one who will be our regular guide more responsible, friendly, helpful and English speaking. You will meet him in Kathmandu before starting your trek. Porters are from Lukla airport. Usually there will be 1 porter for every two trekkers. He is able to carry total 25 kilogram. Both guide and porters are fully equipped, insured and package including their foods, accommodation on the way. Trekking guides are those who can communicate with you and local peoples and having enough knowledge of local places, peoples, their cultures and having knowledge of high altitude sickness.
Drinking Water during Trekking
Drinking water is extra cost from package. During the trek it is available bottled mineral water, boiled water fill in your own bottle from every tea houses or can use even normal water from Tap. Bottled mineral water is available in every guest houses, shops in entire Everest Base Camp Trekking. As you hike high altitude, cost of bottled mineral water and boil filtered water increase. Water from local taps can be also used as drinking water by purification with purification tablet and filter it yourself. Most of the trekkers are drinking bottled mineral water and boiled filtered water. Trekkers are using local tap water rarely.
You do not need to bring whole equipments from your home country. Good trekking equipments with reasonable cost are available in Kathmandu. We can suggest you to buy those after we check it in hotel before starting of trekking. Representative from Nepal Highland Treks or your guide can provide you good suggestion. Our itinerary has enough time to be prepared with your proper equipment.
Round cap to protect from sun during sunny day
Warm head cover cap
Muff to cover mouth from heavy wind and cold
2 pairs warm inner thermal and inner trouser
1 pair warm outer trouser
1 pair warm wind proof warm outer trouser
One pair light and warm jacket or sweeter
One pair down jacket
One pair wind proof jacket
2 pairs light shocks
2 pair warm shocks
1 pair light shoe or sandal
1 pair warm water proof trekking shoes
2 pairs light trouser or half paint for walking during day and hot temperature
3 to 4 pairs of light t-shirt
Rain coat (cover body and backpack)
20 litter polar bag for trekking, carrying yourself (Trekking bag pack)
Duffel bag or big polar bag to hand over with your goods to our Porter *
Down Sleeping bag with its Inner * (* = Nepal Highland Treks provide in returnable based)
Head lamp with enough battery
Camera and its battery
Phone and charger
Hand wash lotion
Thoth brush add paste
Washing shop and bath shampoo
Quick dry towel
First Aid Kit Medicines
In every trekking package, our guide will carry first aid kit box containing medicines of anti altitude, anti Diarrhea, pain relief, Antibiotic, anti cold, anti vomiting, anti headache, fever, bandages, handplast and anti septic lotion . If you are taking any regular medicine that is compulsory to bring yourself.
It's been 2 weeks since I have returned from my EBC Trek. The trip was amazing! I can't believe I've really done it until now....haha! The weather was bad at first but then became fantastic with clear sky and a little snow on the way down that gave it even more wonderful. I had a lot of nice photos about the mountains on the way such as Mt.Kongde Ri in Namche Bazaar, Mt. Thamserku in Pangboche, Mt.Taboche in Dingboche and Mt. Nuptse in Lobuche. Unfortunately I didn't climb up Kala Pattar and watched the sunrise over Mt.Everest because of my personal problems, but it was still enough for me. The trip became an unforgettable experience in my life.
Although the flight from Kathmandu to Lukla was cancelled due to weather 2 days in a row, Yadu was an excellent guide who tried his best to make me feel better at that time and then together with the porters made the trip a success. He also took care of me along the way and when I got a fever in Tengboche, he worried so much! Thanks for your garlic soup and especially your care that helped me overcome it !
It's my second time I trekked with Nepal Highland Treks and I'm glad I accomplished my dream with you guys! You did a good job, especially Hemanta who helped me organize the schedule 1 week before we did the trek because I got trouble with my first flight from Vienam to Kathmandu; handled all my flights's cancellation due to weather and kept me in great spirits.
I would definitely recommend Nepal Highland Treks to my hiking buddies. If you guys want to enjoy your trip in Nepal, just choose Nepal Highland Treks and have a happy trekking ! Many thanks to Hemanta and Yadu and the porters, I won't forget you guys. Wish you all the best!
- Doan Duy Dat, Viet Nam
I spent very memorable days in the Everest region in Nepal. I used to dream to see this highest peak of the world and now I arrested it in my camera. My guide arranged everything and helped me a lot. He did not let me feel tired and boring. I have read about the Manaslu region and willing to go there with this company again. I like to make a strong recommendation.
- Stephen Gray, Australia