Everest Base Camp Trek – 17 Days

Trip Overview

The Everest Base Camp trek is largely the favorite among trekkers the world over. It is the most popular trek in Nepal. Besides being one of the highest treks in the world, it also caters to a bigger picture of flora and fauna at an elevation. The mountains seen on this trek are majestic with 8000-meter peaks soaring above all else.

We start the trip by flight from Kathmandu to Lukla and start to walk further into the mountains. Phakding is the first stop after Lukla, the next day we head towards Namchebazar, and after that Tengboche, Dingboche and finally Kalapattar. The villages which we come across in the trek are as beautiful as the panoramic view of the mountains.

Brief Itinerary

  • Day 01 : Welcome to Kathmandu
  • Day 02 : Explore Kathmandu
  • Day 03 : Fly from Kathmandu to Lukla. Trek to Phakding (2600m)
  • Day 04 : Trek to Namche Bazaar (3400m) 
  • Day 05 : Rest Day at Namche Bazaar
  • Day 06 : Trek to Tengboche (3850m)
  • Day 07 : Trek to Dingboche (4390m)
  • Day 08 : Dingboche 
  • Day 09 : Trek to Lobuche (4950m) 
  • Day 10 : Excursion to Kalapattar (5400m) 
  • Day 11: Trek to Pheriche (4350m) 
  • Day 12: Trek to Tengboche
  • Day 13 : Trek to Monjo (2800m)
  • Day 14 : Trek to Lukla  
  • Day 15 : Fly Lukla to Kathmandu
  • Day 16 : Explore Kathmandu
  • Day 17 : Depart Kathmandu
Detailed Itinerary

Upon arrival, you will be met by our staff and transferred to your hotel. Check into your hotel rooms. The rest of the day is free for self excursion around Thamel or trek preparation. Hotel - Meals: None

Rest day for trek preparation or self exploration. Another option is to consult with our specialists for guided tours to explore the numerous unesco world heritage within kathmandu valley. Hotel - Meals: Breakfast

This morning, we shall fly from Kathmandu to the tiny airstrip of Lukla (2,744m), built by Sir Edmund Hillary and the Sherpas. The flight itself is awe inspiring. Once landed, we shall have a short rest, while our equipment is sorted and loaded. Gather up with your other team members & begin your adventure into the footsteps of famous mountaineers & adventurers. You will be passing by lovely Sherpa settlements, along gentle undulating trails and enjoying the marvellous scenery of the Dudh Kosi valley. Along the way, the sounds of plodding porters with transistor radios stuck to their ears, the cacophonic mix of myriad languages, strange sounding birds, the sight of porters, loads aside, resting outside tea houses, weather-beaten, windblown trekkers winding their way back to Lukla, prayer flag a-flutter, the brightly painted tea houses and of course the dramatic scenery are memories to treasure of this first day on the trail. Slowly, but surely you will arrive at the village of Phakding, which lies on the banks of the Dudh Kosi. It is a small but picturesque village in the foothills of the Himalayas. (3-4hrs walk) Lodge - Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner 

Today, you will be walking along the Dudh Kosi Valley. At monjo, you shall enter the Everest National Park, where entry formalities will have to be completed. Today will be one of the tougher days of the trip, but we take it slowly, enjoying the scenery as you climb slowly up to Namche Bazar. You will be crossing several suspension bridges and small villages. Arrive at Namche, at 3440m. This is an important village in this region with distinctly Sherpa flavor. (6-7hrs walk) Lodge - Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner 

A rest day today at Namche today, as you unwind from the uphill walks of the past few days. You will have the option to village the Namche village or go on an exploratory walk of the surrounding hills. If you are feeling well, a visit to Shyangbochen area & National park area is recommended. Lodge - Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner 

Descend through the valley, continuously passing picturesque Mani walls and Chortens before ascending along Dudh Kosi. You could see several water driven prayer wheels. Ascending gradually towards Phunkitenga untill you reach Tengboche at 3867m. Tengboche is reputed to be one of the most beautiful spot in the Himalayas with an outstanding monastery and a spectacular panorama of Everest, Lhotse (8616m, world’s 4th highest). The setting of Tengboche is magical, positioned against a backdrop of some of the Himalayas most brilliant peaks. The monastery was accidentally burned down only a few years ago and re-built largely through the efforts of the Sir Edmund Hillary Trust. (7hrs walk) Lodge - Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner 

We move up to the Imja Khola valley to Pangboche (3,830m). We stop here for lunch and to visit the Monastery and look at the Yeti scalp. In the afternoon we continue on to the summer village of Dingboche. The scenery is superb, all day. Rest and acclimatisation at Dingboche (4,390m). (7hrs walk) Lodge - Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Another day for rest and acclimatisation which should give everybody an excellent chance of ascending Kala Pattar. From this yak herder’s village there are various interesting side excursions.  A two hours walk to the huts at Chhukhung (4,750m) will take you to the glacier flowing off Nuptse and Lhotse. We camp at the foot of the Ama Dablam. Lodge - Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

We walk up a small ridge and then tour round the Base of the Khumbu Glacier and have lunch at Dughla (4,628m). From here we have a short steep climb to the terminal moraine of the glacier from where the views are stunning. We can tour around the morraine again to camp at the foot of the Lobuche Ice Fall. (7hrs walk) Lodge - Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

We walk slowly over several moraines before a hard ascend to Kalapatar (5400m). Here, you are able to enjoy a panoramic view of the Khumbu Glacier, Mt Everest & the surrounding 8000 meter peaks. Mount Everest dominates all. This is the roof of the world. (10-11hrs walk) Lodge - Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Retracing our steps down to Dughla (4,596m) for lunch, we then descend to Pheriche. Here is located the Himalayas Rescue Association (HRA), a small high-altitude experimental medical station, is located in this place. It is certainly worth a visit. (8hrs walk) Lodge - Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

We continue down from Pheriche Valley to Tengboche. (7hrs walk) Lodge - Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Retrace your step back to Monjo, as you walk alongside the Dudh Koshi river. We shall pass through Namche Bazaar & leave the Everest Natiuonal Park behind. (7hrs walk) Lodge - Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner 

Today's return trek to Lukla will bring us through the village of Phakding. (5- 6 hrs walk). Descend to Lukla for tomorrow's flight. Lodge - Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner. 

Today you shall leave the mountains behind and fly back to Kathmandu. On arrival in Kathmandu you will be met and transferred to the hotel. Check into your hotel & the rest of the day is free for exploration & a nice hot shower at the hotel is a welcome experience indeed. Hotel - Meals: Breakfast 

Its a rest day in kathmandu. Time to relax and reflect on your adventures. Its a contingency day, incase the unforeseen weather delays your domestic flight on the previous day. Another option is to consult with our specialists for guided tours to explore the numerous unesco world heritage within kathmandu valley. Hotel - Meals: Breakfast

Transfer to the airport for your departure flight. 
Meals: Breakfast