16-Day Everest Base Camp Trek From Kathmandu
Head for this excruciating yet rewarding Everest Base Camp Trek of 16 days from Kathmandu and tick it off your bucket list. Imbibe in the essence of majestic Mount Everest as you climb to the base of this mammoth.
- Visit the Living Goddess Temple, Swayambhunath Stupa etc.
- Hike through the villages of Cheplung, Khumjung and many more
- Admire the panoramic views from the Tengboche Monastery
- Enjoy the trek to the Everest Base Camp
Itinerary Expand All Collapse All
Day 1: Kathmandu Arrival (1350m/4428ft) expand_more
Arrive at Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu, Nepal and meet up with your English-speaking guide.
Spend the night at your hotel in Kathmandu.
Day 2: Kathmandu Valley Sightseeing expand_more
Embark on a half-day tour of old Kathmandu city, its Durbar square, myriad temples, including the temple residence of the Living Goddess, Kumari.
Proceed on to Swayambhunath Stupa, a Buddhist Stupa perched on a hillock 77 meters above the valley floor and offering a bird’s eye view of the Kathmandu City.
Take a tour of Patan in the afternoon, also known as Lalitpur or the “city of beauty”, the oldest city in the valley.
Spend the night at your hotel in Kathmandu. A breakfast meal is included.
Day 3: Kathmandu to Lukla to Phakding (2,651m/8,700ft) expand_more
Take an early morning flight (40 minutes) to Lukla and meet the rest of the crew members to start the trek.
Hike to Phakding via Cheplung village (3-4 hours trek) from where you get a magnificent view of Mt. Khumbila, a sacred mountain which has never been summited.
Spend the night at Phakding.
Day 4: Phakding to Namche (3,438m/11,280 ft) expand_more
Continue your walk on the trail that goes north up the Benkar valley.
Cross Dudh Koshi River and pass through the Chumoa and Monjo's villages will lead to the Everest National Park entrance.
Pass Jorsale village crossing a suspension bridge and walk alongside the Dudh Koshi and Bhote Koshi rivers.
Continue this 5 – 6 hours trek ascending on a steep trail and reach Namche Bazaar to stay the night.
Day 5: Acclimatisation Day at Namche Bazaar (3,440m/11,284ft) expand_more
Explore Namche Bazaar and hike up to Sagarmatha National Park to enjoy the sunrise over the Himalayas including Mt. Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse, Ama Dablam, Thamserku, Kongde and so on.
Trek to Khumjung village for acclimatisation.
Spend the night in Namche Bazaar.
Day 6: Namche Bazaar to Tengboche (3,870m/12,694ft) expand_more
- Indulge in an easy 5-6 hours trek until Phunki, and ascend towards Tengboche village exploring the famous Tengboche monastery, the biggest monastery of the Everest region.
Get under a spell of beauty as the monastery is blessed with panoramic views of the Himalayas, including Mt. Everest, Nuptse, Lhotse, Ama Dablam and Thamserku.
Spend the night in Tengboche.
Day 7: Tengboche to Dingboche (4,360 m/14,300 ft) expand_more
Walk downhill to Debuche and cross the Imja River to reach Pangboche.
Continue this 5 – 6 hours trek passing through the upper Pangboche trail and exploring the Pangboche Monastery.
Walk to Dingboche via Imja Valley and Lobuche River.
Spend the night at Dingboche.
Day 8: Dingboche Acclimatisation Day expand_more
Spend the day acclimating your body by hiking to a hill about four hours behind Dingboche to view the world’s tallest peaks, including Lhotse, Makalu and Cho Oyu.
Spend the night at Dingboche.
Day 9: Dingboche to Lobuche (4,900 m) expand_more
Walk around for about 7 hours (9 km) along the Himalayan trail.
Head towards the famous base camp of the world’s tallest peak exploring the breathtaking and magnificent views of the mountains.
Continue on the trail via Dughla pass to the mountain village of Lobuche for an overnight stay.
Day 10: Lobuche to Gorak Shep (5160 m) to Everest Base Camp (5365 m) expand_more
Continue the trek to Everest Base camp, walking a long day nearly 12 hours (17 km) to Gorakshep.
After reaching Gorak shep, check-in at the lodge, have lunch and walk to the Base Camp to enjoy amazing views of Nuptse, Khumbuste and Pumori mountains.
Walk back to Gorakshep from the base camp for an overnight stay.
Day 11: Gorak Shep to Kala Patthar (5555 m) to Pheriche (4200 m) expand_more
Climb up to the trek's highest point, Kala Patthar, for a magnificent view of the world’s tallest Everest and several other mountains like Lingtren, Khumbutse, and Changtse mountains.
Spend some time at the summit of Kala Patthar, then walk back to Gorak Shep for lunch which is relatively easier than hiking up to Kala Patthar.
After lunch, hike down to Pheriche to spend the night.
Day 12: Pheriche to Tyangboche (3800 m) expand_more
Trek down to Thyangboche, walking around 4 hours (9 km).
Spend the night at Thyangboche.
Day 13: Tyangboche to Monjo (2800 m) expand_more
- Trek from Tyangboche to Monjo via Namche Bazaar, walking around 6 hours (14km).
Day 14: Monjo to Lukla (2,800 m) expand_more
- Trek to Lukla walking around 6 hours and cover a distance of 12km.
Overnight stay in Lukla.
Day 15: Lukla to Kathmandu (1400 m) expand_more
Catch an early morning flight to Kathmandu after the long mountain journey. Upon arrival in Kathmandu, head to your hotel.
Go out for a cultural dinner in the evening.
Day 16: Departure expand_more
- Fly off to home on the last day of the tour. The only meal included is breakfast.
Experienced, English-speaking and government-licensed trekking guide
Airport pickups and drops by private vehicle
3-star category hotel in Kathmandu with breakfast
Teahouse accommodation during the trek
All meals (breakfast, lunch and dinner) during the trek
Farewell dinner at the end of the trip
Domestic flights (Kathmandu- Lukla -Kathmandu)
Guided city tour in Kathmandu by private vehicle
Entrance fees for sightseeing/monument visits
Porter service (2 trekkers: 1 porter)
Staff costs including their salary, insurance, equipment, domestic airfare, food and accommodation
All necessary paperwork and trekking permits (National Park Permit, TIMS)
Medical kit (carried by your trek leader)
All government and local taxes
- Nepalese visa fee
Excess baggage charge(s)
Extra night accommodation in Kathmandu because of early arrival, late departure, early return from mountain (due to any reason) than the scheduled itinerary
Lunch and evening meals in Kathmandu (and also in the case of early return from the mountain than the scheduled itinerary)
Travel and rescue insurance
Personal Expenses (phone calls, laundry, bar bills, battery recharge, extra porters, bottle or boiled water, shower, etc.)
Tips and gratuities for guide(s), porter(s) and driver(s)
What to bring
For the cold weather:
Long underwear/Wool thermals
Waterproof jacket and pants
Heavyweight pants for high elevations (also good for camp)
Heavy down jacket (can be rented in Kathmandu)
Water purification (pump, tablets, or SteriPen; bring from home)
Water bottles (at least 3 litres total capacity)
Baseball cap (the sun is strong at all elevations)
Hiking poles (lessens the impact on your joints)
Sunglasses (essential when you cross snow line)
Headlamp with extra batteries
Reading materials (Kindle may be best)
Journal and pens
Camera with extra batteries
Daypack (for your rain jacket, snacks, camera, etc.)
Heavy-duty duffle bag (preferred by porters)
Gators (many people wear them, but they are not mandatory)
Toiletries (toothbrush, toothpaste, deodorant, floss, etc.)
Biodegradable bar soap
Biodegradable washing liquid
Throat lozenges, lip balm
Medications (Ibuprofen, others if necessary)
Duct tape (fixes just about everything, at least temporarily. To avoid carrying an entire roll, wrap the desired amount around a pencil)
First aid kit (with moleskin for blisters)
Extra passport photos and photocopies of your passport
Know before you go
- Your safety is of paramount concern while travelling through the Himalayan Glacier. Please note that your leader has the authority to amend or cancel any part of the itinerary if it is deemed necessary due to safety concerns. Every effort will be made to keep to the above itinerary; however, since this adventure entails travelling in remote mountainous regions, we cannot guarantee that we will not deviate from it. Weather conditions, health condition of a group member, unexpected natural disasters, etc., can all contribute to changes in the itinerary. The leader will try to ensure that the trip runs according to plan, but please be flexible if required.
- Please note that often the Kathmandu-Lukla-Kathmandu flight gets delayed by a few hours or may even be cancelled for one, two, or more days due to unfavourable weather conditions. Such conditions may arise even in the best seasons. Hence, in such cases, you must be prepared for long waits either at Kathmandu or Lukla airports, as this can happen either at the start or end of the trek or even both! We will do our best to avoid such delays and arrange the next flight for you. We also organize Helicopter rescue in such conditions if available and upon request by our clients. The helicopter charges around USD 3500, and it can lift 4-5 persons per flight. Still, we suggest you be prepared for possible delays/cancellations, and if possible, come with some extra buffer days (1-2 days) at the end of the trip to accommodate such delays. If everything runs smoothly and you still have a few days of your buffer days left, then you may even engage yourself in optional activities which Himalayan Glacier can arrange upon request. The optional activities may include visiting places/landmarks of your choice, adventure sports, shopping, etc.
- If the flight delay/cancellation happens at the start of the trip, and it goes so long that it disturbs your onward travel schedule, you are free to choose an alternative trip such as a trek in the Annapurna Langtang or any other region. If you are not interested in the alternative trip and would rather wait for your original preferred trip, you are welcome to wait in Kathmandu for as many days as it takes to get a flight to Lukla. However, please note that there will be no refund if you lose time waiting at the airport and do not take an alternative tour, or you only do a short trek later due to time limitation. If the cancellation happens before the trip, we will provide you accommodation and lunch in a guesthouse in Kathmandu. In case of a flight delay/cancellation after finishing the trek, you will be responsible for all your expenses. Please also note that you will not be entitled to any refund for the services (such as hotel, transport, flight, etc.) included in the package that you would not use later.
Tribhuvan International airport, Kathmandu, Nepal
For cancellations upto 2 days before the tour -Refund of 80% of the tour price.
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This is a private tour