Great opportunity to see world’s highest mountain Mt. Everest and panoramic views of mountains including Kalapathar, Pumori Peak, Ama Dablam and historic cultural places in Khumbu Region.
What to Expect
The Everest Base Camp trek is the most famous trekking route in the Everest Region and this is a once in a lifetime opportunity to see some of the most breathtaking scenery imaginable.
Nepal is a fascinating country and the trek gives an insight into the lives and culture of the Sherpa people. Our ascent is steady and well paced to best suit the acclimatization needed.
Sunrise on the snow capped peaks above the Khumbu Glacier is an unforgettable sight from the summit of Kala Patthar. This trek is one for the lover of high places and those wanting to push themselves to the limit. It is a tough challenge and not to be taken lightly with generally well graded paths but some tougher sections along the Khumbu glacier.
Fly to Lukla Airport from Kathmandu. There are several Airlines operating dozens of flights everyday. Among them Tara Air and Agni Air are generally considered the most reliable company plying the route. Sita Air alos operates two flights every morning from Kathmandu Domestic Airport to Lukla at 7AM and 8:20AM. The flight takes around 25 minutes. During the summer rainy season, there may be substantial delays of flights, even a wait of one week is not unheard of. For the return journey, the flights leave Lukla at 7:40AM and 9AM. Helicopter Charter service is alos available on demand and mostly used for rescue operation.
Everest Base Camp Trek is a famous challenging trek in Khumbu, Nepal. Famous for its spectacular mountain peaks and the loyalty and friendliness of its inhabitants (the Sherpas), the Everest region (Khumbu) is one of the most popular destinations for tourists in Nepal.
Day 1: Arrive Kathmandu,
Upon your arrival, We will be met at Kathmandu airport by our staff. Our baggage will be loaded into our vehicle and we will be driven to our hotel. These first moments in Kathmandu are often the most memorable. Once we are situated in our hotel we will have a short team meeting and orientation.
Day 2: Lukla - Monzo, Weather permitting we will have a short but spectacular (25 min) flight to Lukla (9,200ft) for an unforgettable landing. Once all our gear has arrived and has been strapped to yaks or picked up by porters we will really start our trek. After about 4 hours we will arrive at the village of Monzo. Overnight in lodge.
Day 3: Monzo - Namche Bazaar,
Today we will officially enter Sagarmatha (Mt Everest) National Park.. We will ascend ‘Namche Hill’ to the Sherpa town of Namche Bazaar (11,270ft) and unofficial capital of the Khumbu. You will get your first view of Mt Everest about half way up the hill. Overnight in lodge.
Day 4: Rest Day in Namche Bazaar,
As we need to acclimatize, this is a great day to re-group, rest and sightsee this beautiful village. This is a perfect opportunity to pick up souvenirs for friends and family back home. You can make the short, but steep hike to the Everest View Hotel where weather permitting you will get a great view of Mt Everest. Overnight in lodge.
Day 5: Namche Bazaar - Tengboche Monastery,
Today we go to Tengboche Monastery (12,700ft). This Monastery is the spiritual center of the Khumbu and a training center for new monks. With luck we will be able to watch the monks worship and receive a blessing from the high lama. Overnight in lodge.
Day 6: Tengboche Monastery - Dingboche,
We hike to Dingboche (14,000ft). During this spectacular day we will cross the famous suspension bridge from which there is the classic view of the mountain, Ama Dablam. . Overnight in lodge.
Day 7: Rest Day in Dingboche,
Rest day in Dingboche. There are several beautiful day hikes from the village. Depending on how well the team is acclimatizing we will probably hike up a ridge and get amazing views of the surrounding mountains and valleys. Alternatively we will simply rest and take in the views of surrounding peaks. Overnight in lodge.
Day 8: Dingboche - Lobuche,
We will trek to the small village of Lobuche (16,170ft). En route to Lobuche we will pass by a number of stone memorials to honor climbers lost on nearby peaks, mostly Mt Everest. Overnight in lodge.
Day 9: Lobuche - Gorak Shep,
This is a big day - have your cameras ready. The views are going to be unbelievable. We will trek to Gorak Shep where we will have lunch. Then we will walk to the summit of Kala Pattar (18,190ft) where you will get the best view of Mt Everest without climbing it. Overnight in lodge..
Day 10: Gorak Shep - Everest Basecamp, back to Gorak Shep,
This is the final uphill push to Mt Everest basecamp. There may be some climbing teams already set up. Depending on time We will hike up to the start of the notorious Khumbu icefall. We will return to Gorak Shep. Overnight in lodge.
Day 11: Gorak Shep - Pangboche,
We descend to the village of Pangboche via the high altitude clinic at Pheriche. This clinic is staffed by volunteer Doctors and nurses, often from the US to help climbers who are suffering from high altitude sickness. Overnight in lodge.
Day 12: Pangboche - Kumjung,
We continue or descent to the village of Kumjung. takes about 6 hours, visit sherpa village and Hillari school. Overnight in lodge.
Day 13: Kumjung - Monzo,
From Kumjung it is a short hike to Namche Bazaar. We will stop and give you time to make any final souvenier purchases before continuing on down the hill to Monzo. Overnight in lodge.
Day 14: Monzo - Lukla, Even though we are going down the valley the trek has a final sting for us. We must hike UP a hill to get to Lukla. Overnight in lodge.
Day 15: Lukla - Kathmandu,
Early morning fly to Kathmandu by domestic aircraft, upon arrival in Kathmandu transfer to hotel, rest of time free and leisure, over night at Hotels.
Day 16: Departure,
Transfer to Airport fly onward.
- 1. All ground transfers as per our itinerary (Airport Pickup and Drop) .
- 2. 3 Nights Accommodation Hotel (3 Star Standard) in Kathmandu (Bed & Breakfast basis including all govt. taxes and VAT).
- 3. Lodge-to-Lodge Trek: Accommodation & Foods as best available on lodges on the way.
- 4. All entrance fees wherever applicable, National Park Entrance Fees/Permit/TIMS.
- 5. Airfare: Kathmandu-Lukla -Kathmandu (Guest and Guide)
- 6. Daily wages and insurance of our Staffs Guide.
- 7. Sleeping bag
What's Not Included
- 1. International Airfares and airport departure taxes as applicable.
- 2. The cost of personal items like laundry & all kind of soft & hard drinks
- 3. Optional excursions
- 4. Cost of visas, travel insurance. emergency evacuations.
- 5. Tips
- 6. Gratuities for services provided on a personal basis
- 7. All others except committed to provide in cost included section above.
Know Before You Go
- Cancellations received same day - No refund will apply.
- 5 Day earlier to trip start – 50% of total amount will apply.
- 15 Days earlier - 20% of total amount will apply.