Everest Base Camp trekking

Everest Base Camp trekking

Make Inquiry

Everest Base Camp trekking is an excursion close to the Mt. Everest, the most popular trekking trail in Nepal, visited by thousands of trekker every year. The Everest Base Camp trekking is called as EBC trek in short. This trek contains many beautiful mountains, stupas, monasteries, and rivers. The Tyanboche is very famous for beautiful monastery with praying Lamas around. The wide trail in most of the places to the Everest is surrounded by the snowcapped mountains, including Mt. Everest (8,848m), the highest peak in the world. During the EBC trek, the trekkers explore the breathtaking view of the Mt. Everest. Ama Dablam (6,812m), Lhotse (8,516m), Nuptse (7,879m) and many more snowcapped mountains.

The Mount Everest is called as ‘Sagarmatha’ in Nepali language. Sagar means the sky and matha means above. Nepali people believe that the peak of the Mt. Everest is above the sky. 'Chomolungma' is the name of Mt. Everest given by the local Sherpa people from Everest region. Chomolungma means the mother goddess of the earth.

Besides the snowcapped Himalayas, the landscape of the Everest region is wonderful. Khumbu ice fall, glaciers, and the rugged terrains are amazing. The Himalayas and the landscapes are so attractive and exciting. From Gorakshep, the last point of lodges, we can  tour to Kalapathar for sunrise and sunset view and later to the Everest Base Camp. Walking along the rugged terrains is really adventure  in Everest Base Camp.

In 1953, Sir Edmund Hillari and Tenzyng Norgey had made succeseful climbing on top of the Mt. Everest. Since then, it became very popular worldwide and most wanted mountain for trekkers and climbers. Hillari and Tenzyng used the route of the Everest Base Camp.                                            This amazing photo of mount Everest was taken from Kalapathar

There are main two trekking routes, Jiri (drive from Kathmandu) and Lukla (fly from Kathmandu), to Everest Base Camp. From Lukla, the main trekking point, the trekkers hike upwards to Namche Bazaar known as the Sherpa Capital. Those who prefer long trek, take Jiri route that passes through the Sherpa village, High Suspension Bridge, Zobkyo caravan (family of Yak), Sagarmatha National Park and Namche Bazzar.

The Everest area is inhabited mainly by Sherpa indigenous peoples who are renounced higher mountain climbers. Both Jiri and Lulka routes present you the culture, tradition, and life style of Sherpa indigenous peoples in Nepal.                                                                                                               

A mountain animal yak is found only in the higher elevation.For the Everest Base Camp trekking, we have two different trekking packages: tea house and camping trek. In tea house trek, we provide lodge accomodation and food at the hotel.                                                                                                                         A wonderful glance of Lhotse himal with Stupa.

In camping trek, we take all the lodging and fooding equipment with us, our team prepares food and we sleep in tent. Therefore, the cost of tea house and camping trek to the Everest Base Camp is different.

The weather is also very important factor during the trek in higher elevation. October- December and March – May are the best seasons to trek to Everest Base Camp from the weather point of view.

A mountain man came to sell buckwheat flour in Namche.

Everest Base Camp trek highlights

1. Adventure flight from Kathmandu –Lukla - Kathmandu

2. A number of hanging bridges over the Dudh Koshi River, we have to pass through

3. Namch Bazar, the Sherpa capital

4. Yak breeding center at Syangboche

5. Syangboche airport situated at the highest elevation of the world

6. Khumjung monastery with scalp of the Yeti

7. Tengboche monastery with praying Lamas

8. Khumbu glacier

9. Breathtaking view of Himalayas

10. Everest Base Camp with full of mountaineers willing to climb the Mt. Everest

  • Outline Itinerary
  • Detail Itinerary
  • Trip Facts & Map
  • Trip Cost Details
  • Useful Information

Detail Itinerary

Day 01: Arrival at the Kathmandu international airport. You will be picked up by our office representative and transfered to the hotel

Day 02: A half-day sightseeing in Kathmandu valley beginning with the Pashupatinath Temple where you can observe the cremation, colorful Sadhus ‘hermits’ and hundreds of temples with Shiva Linga (Phalus). Visit the Bouddhanath, the biggest Stupa in the South Asia. In the afternoon, necessary preparation for the trekking

Day 03: A 35-minute flight from Kathmandu to Lukla (2,700m). Take breakfast in the nice restaurant with beautiful views of surrounding mountains. Then a four-hour trek to Phakding (2,600m) starts from Lukla. The trail is almost flat and little up and down. On the way, you will see complex of ‘mani walls’ and ‘chortens’ and brightly painted ‘prayer wheels’. Overnight stay at the hotel in Phakding located at the bank of Dudh Koshi River

Day 04: You will enjoy your breakfast with wonderful surrounding greenery. At 7am, our trekking starts to Namche Bazaar (3,450m). We walk about a two-hour through flat trail and three hrs uphill trail to Namche Bazaar

Day 05: Acclimatization in Namche Bazaar. You should try a short walk through the hills of Namche Bazaar that helps to improve your fitness and adjust with high altitude

Day 06: After breakfast, the trek to Thyangboche also called as Tengboche (3,880m) starts at 7am. The trail goes almost flat for two hours and 40 minutes down. We take lunch at Phunki Thenga where you can watch the wonderful water-powered prayer wheels. Sometimes visitors get to see the Himalayan Thar and Musk Dear. After lunch, we trek up again for two more hours till Thyanboche. At 3pm, visit Thyanboche monastery as the daily ‘Puja’ (prayer) ceremonies in here takes place at 3pm and 6am. Visitors are welcome to attain the Puja. Tengboche monastery is very popular for ‘Mani Rimdu’ festival in the ninth Tibetan month (normally October or November). Sherpa people eat good food, drink, and make merry show, mainly the ‘mask dance’ on this day

Day 07: Visit Tengboche monastery at 6am. Have breakfast with the view of the Mount Everest, and then start the trek through gradually up trail to Pheriche (4,250m). After 45 minutes trek, you will visit the ‘Debuche Gompa’ where there is also a small Buddhist Nunnery. Besides, you can explore beautiful Himalayan animals like yaks, monal pheasants, musk deer. The wonderful view of the Ama Dablam Peak, Island peak, and Lhotse Himal on the way is breathtaking. On the whole, this day’s trek contains about four hrs walk

Day 08: After breakfast, the trek to Lobuche (4,930m) starts at 8am. The first one hour trail goes through almost flat valley. Later the road goes gradually up for three hrs till we arrive to Lobuche. Upon our arrival, we take a short rest and walk around to see the wonderful glaciers

Day 09: After breakfast, starts the gradually uphill trek for about three hrs to Gorak Shep (5,130m) and have lunch. Then, an amazing excursion to Everest Base Camp (5,364m) starts that takes about four hrs round trip. Overnight stay at Gorekshep, the last point of the trek with hotel facility

Day 10: In the early morning, we start walk to Kalapatthar that it will take about one and half hour to reach the top and 45 minutes walk down. Kalapatthar (5,545m) is the best view point to view the Mount Everest, the world’s highest peak. Your life ever moment in Kalapatthar lasts about 20 minutes. We get back to Gorak shep and have Lunch and trek back to Dingboche (4,700m) for overnight stay

Day 11: After breakfast, four hrs trek back to Thyangboche. The trail is almost down. In Thyangboche, you can revisit the Tengboche monastery

Day 12: After breakfast, we trek back to Namche Bazaar that takes about four hrs. The trail goes one hour down and one hour up and 2 hours almost flat until Namche. You can enjoy this evening with local Sherpa beverage to celebrate your tough and successful trek to the Everest Base Camp

Day 13: After breakfast, six hrs trek back to Lukla through one hour step down till Dudh Koshi River and five hrs slightly up and down

Day 14: Fly back to Kathmandu and rest

Day 15: Free day and farewell dinner with Nepali cultural program

Day 16: Drop off at the airport and departure for selected destination