12-Day Exciting Trek To The Everest Base Camp From Kathmandu
Sign up for this tour and embark on one of the most popular trekking routes from Lukla and climb the Everest Base Camp. Marvel at the sensational mountain vistas of the Lhotse, Nuptse, and many more magnificent peaks. Pass by Sherpa villages and the Sherpa Museum of the Khumbu region. Get a taste of the local rural lifestyle as you make your way up the most exciting trek in the world!
- Take an adventurous journey towards the Everest Base Camp
- Explore the world-renowned mountaineer 'Sherpa' culture
- Experience a thrilling mountain flight
- Trek to Phakding, one of the UNESCO World Heritage Site
- Pass by Namche Bazaar, also known as the gate of Everest
- Enjoy spectacular views of mountains from the Kalapathar Viewpoint
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Day 1: Fly from Kathmandu to Lukla and Trek to Phakding (2650m) - 3 hrs trek expand_more
- We will pick you up from your hotel and drive you to the airport in Kathmandu. A quick, 40-minute flight from Kathmandu will take you to Lukla (2,840m), the gateway to the Khumbu region and the starting point of this trek.
- Travel through the Dudhkoshi River Valley, past various settlements such as Chheplung and Chaurikharka, before reaching Phakding.
- Enjoy great views of the Himalayas during the trek. It's a leisurely day with a gradual descent of approximately 200 meters.
Day 2: Trek to Namche Bazar (3440m) - 6 hrs Trek expand_more
- Get ready for a steep climb.
- Follow the path of the thundering Dudh Kosi, crossing numerous suspension bridges along the way.
- Trek past Monjo and Jorsalle villages until you reach Namche Bazaar (3,440m), a town in the mountains and also the center of commerce in the Khumbu region.
Day 3: Namche / Acclimatisation expand_more
- Stay in Namche and allow your body to acclimatize to the altitude. You have the option to hike to the nearby areas. The trading and administrative center of the Khumbu region, Namche is home to various government offices, banks, shops and eateries.
- One of the most interesting optional hikes on our list is the one that takes you to Everest View Hotel, where you can enjoy great views of Mount Everest and other mountains in the Himalayas.
Day 4: Trek to Tengboche (3860m) - 6 hrs trek expand_more
- Start your day with a quick ascend, followed by a flat trail to Kyanjuma.
- Travel downhill from there to reach Phunki Tenga.
- Cross the Dudh Koshi River to reach Tengboche Monastery, the most important monastery in the region.
- Depending upon the weather and other factors, you might end your day in Debuche (3800m) or stay in Namche.
Day 5: Trek to Dingboche (4410m) - 6 hrs trek expand_more
- Make a quick descent to Debuche (if you did not do it yesterday) before climbing uphill towards Pangboche.
- See Everest, Amadablam and Nuptse mountains along the way.
- Stop in Pangboche for tea before continuing to Somare for lunch.
- Travel through the Imja Valley and cross Lobuche Stream before ascending to Dingboche (4,410m).
Day 6: Another Acclimatization day expand_more
- The settlement of Dingboche is gorgeous, with fields and pastures flanked by stone walls. Explore the village or relax in your hotel, allowing your body to acclimate to the changing altitude.
- You can also participate in our optional hikes to Nangkartshang Peak or the Chhukung Valley.
Day 7: Trek to Lobuche (4910m) - 5 hrs trek expand_more
- A difficult day with steep climbing awaits you. The day will gradually climb to Dughla, where we will stop for a quick lunch. It will be an early lunch today, but we do not have another option before reaching Lobuche.
- A steep climb from Dughla will take us to the memorial of famous mountaineers such as Scott Fischer and Babu Chiri Sherpa. Enter the Khumbu Glacier area and follow the route to Lobuche (4,910m), where you will spend your night.
Day 8: Trek to Gorakshep (5180m) and visit Everest Base Camp (5463m) - 8 hrs trek expand_more
- The first section of the trail will take you to Gorakshep via the Khumbu Glacier.
- Drop your bags and enjoy your lunch in Gorakshep before heading to Everest Base Camp (5,364m). The trail takes you through terrain strewn with rocks, moraines, streams and glaciers.
- Reach Everest Base Camp, located in the middle of the Khumbu Glacier.
- Return to Gorakshep for an overnight stay.
- If you can muster some energy, and if the weather gods permit, we will hike up to Kala Patthar late in the afternoon to enjoy the sunset. Please note that it's not easy to cover Gorakshep, Everest Base Camp and Kala Patthar on the same day.
Day 9: Trek to Pheriche (4210m) - 7 hrs trek expand_more
- Clamber to the top of Kala Patthar for an incredible 360-degree view of some of the highest peaks in the world, including Mt Everest (8,848m), Mt Lhotse (8,516m), Mt. Nuptse (7,861 meters), Mt. Pumori (7,161 meters) and Mt Ama Dablam (6,812 meters).
- See countless smaller peaks, the Khumbu Icefall and the massive Khumbu Glacier. Reaching Kala Patthar also marks the turnaround point of this trek, and it's time to start your descent. Reach Pheriche in the evening.
Day 10: Trek to Namche Bazar (3440m) - 8 hrs trek expand_more
- Continue your journey downhill.
- Cross the Dudh Kosi River and do a steep climb to Kyanjuma.
- From this point on, the trail is mainly flat or downhill until you reach the headquarters of Sagarmatha National Park just above Namche.
Day 11: Trek to Lukla (2840m) - 7 hrs trek expand_more
- A long day on a downhill trail awaits you. The last day of this trek is full of steep descends along the Dudh Kosi until you reach Phakding for lunch. The trail from Phakding to Lukla is mostly a gentle, uphill climb.
Day 12: Fly back to Kathmandu - 40 minutes flight expand_more
- Transfer to the airport to catch an early morning flight to Kathmandu.
- Upon arriving in Kathmandu, transfer to your hotel. Your guide will accompany you for a complimentary farewell dinner provided by the company in the evening.
This is the end of our services, and we will provide departure transfers upon request.
Free airport pick and drop-off service for your international flights
Both way domestic airfares from Kathmandu - Lukla - Kathmandu
All the airport and hotel transfers are by private vehicles
All the essentials Everest region trekking permits and fees
An experienced and certified trekking guide for the trek
Everyday full board meal while on the trek (breakfast, lunch and dinner)
11 nights twin sharing lodges accommodation during the trek (3-star)
Medical kit with an oximeter to check your pulse and oxygen level at higher altitudes
Company duffel bags and sleeping bags to use while on the trek
Helicopter rescue service in case of high altitude sickness (Should have travel insurance for this service)
Nepalese cuisine farewell dinner after trip completion in Kathmandu
Prior meeting in Kathmandu for the trip briefing
Nepal visa and international flights
Kathmandu hotel accommodations
Tips to the trekking crews
Your travel insurance
Porters are available in Lukla at an extra cost
Any extra cost which is not included in our packages
Your personal expenses, such as phone bills, laundry, hot shower, charging, etc., while on the trek
What to bring
- Head: Sun hat or scarf, light balaclavas or warm fleece hats, sunglasses with UV protection
- Lower Body: Hiking shorts, cotton long pants, light thermal bottoms for expedition, fleece or woollen pants (seasonal), waterproof shell pants (preferably those made of breathable fabric)
- Feet: Thin, lightweight inner socks; warm, thick wool hiking socks; hiking boots with spare laces; camp shoes (sneakers and sandals); gaiters for hiking in the winter to the base camp upper
- Body: T-shirts, lightweight thermal tops meant for an expedition, fleece jackets or pullovers, wind-stopper jackets (optional), waterproof shell jackets (preferably breathable fabric), a down vest and a jacket
- Hands: Lightweight gloves, thick gloves or mittens with a waterproof outer shell (seasonal)Personal
- Hygiene: - Wet wipes (baby wipes), tissue /toilet roll, anti-bacterial handwash
- Accessories: Sleeping bag (rated zero degrees centigrade),* headlamps (e.g., Petzl Zoom) with spare bulbs and batteries, trekking bags/duffel bags*, basic first aid kits and large plastic bags, daypack (approximately 2500 to 3000 cubic inches), trekking poles, water bottles (2) or camel bags, toiletries (Small wash towels, toilet papers, etc.), earplugs ( just in case)
- Toiletries: Medium-sized, quick-drying towels, toothbrushes and paste (preferably biodegradable), multipurpose soap bars (preferably biodegradable), deodorants, nail clippers, face, and body moisturizer, female hygiene products
- Extras: Binoculars, books, trail maps/guidebooks, notebooks and pens, swimming costume
Know before you go
- High in the Himalayas, miles from the luxuries, cars, and conveniences, The Everest Base Camp is the journey to the top of the world and an adventure of a lifetime. For those whose dreams soar even higher than the clouds, the trip offers you to get immersed in the highlands of insane heights and so much more!!. Being the number one priority for the trekkers, it is the most popular trek in Nepal, each year completed by thousands of visitors worldwide. The Everest Base Camp is a piece of cake for those who wish to climb Mount Everest.
- Anyone with average fitness and people of all demographics can complete the Everest Base Camp Trek. The two-week trip is fully customizable and has become an achievable goal for people from all walks of life who want a glimpse of the world’s highest peak.
For cancellations upto 2 days before the tour -Refund of 50% of the tour price.