everest base camp

  • 16 days

  • Kathmandu/Everest Base Camp

  • Moderate To Strenous

  • All except June to August

  • Highlights

    • Excellent acclimatization, resulting in a higher success rate and more enjoyment.
    • Both Everest Base Camp and Kala Pattar are accessible via trek.
    • Sherpa leaders with extensive experience, including Everest summiteers.



    The attraction of Everest draws trekkers from all over the world to the Himalayas' most well-known trail, and our traditional Everest Base Camp Trek is a once-in-a-lifetime chance to stand in the shadow of the world's tallest peak. We've spent years honing this route, which combines an excellent trip through the heart of the Khumbu with a moderate ascent, allowing you to properly acclimate to the altitude while trekking to Everest Base Camp.

    We leave Kathmandu by flying to Lukla, where we are greeted by our expert Sirdar (guide) and trekking crew. From the glittering waters of the Dudh Khosi River, our trek steadily ascends through Sherpa territory to the stunning high mountain vistas beyond. We hike on routes off the main track and stop in at friendly settlements like Namche Bazaar. We eventually continue on to Base Camp, where we may watch Everest teams preparing for their ascent during the spring climbing season, following in the footsteps of the legendary mountaineers. We hike to the peak of adjacent Kala Pattar, 5,545m/18,192ft, the next day for spectacular views of Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse, and Makalu. We then retrace our tracks back to Lukla to celebrate a lifetime experience.

    Trip Profile

    Mode of Trekking: Tea-House-Lodge

    Trekking Grade: Moderate to adventurous

    Maximum Altitude: 5,545m on top Kalapathar

    Total Trip: 15 nights/ 16 days (Kathmandu to Kathmandu)

    Trek Duration: 11 nights/ 12 days (Lukla to Lukla)

    Season: All months of the year except June to August (wet monsoon months)


  • DAY 1
    Arrive to Kathmandu (1,400m. / 4593 ft.) Group transfer to hotel.

    Our team will meet you at the Kathmandu Tribhuvan International Airport and transport you to the hotel, where our guide will give you a quick orientation of the hotel, Kathmandu, trekking programs, do's and don'ts, and other pertinent information that you may require while in Nepal.

  • DAY 2
    Fly from Kathmandu to Lukla (2,880 m. / 9383 ft.) & trek to Phakding Approx. 2 ½ -3 hours walk.

    You will be taken from the hotel to the domestic airport early in the morning. After completing the requisite security procedures, board the smaller twin otter or similar plane for the sweeping panorama trip to Lukla, where you will be greeted by our hiking guides. You will have time to browse around Lukla while the Sherpa staff sorts and divides the load. Lunch will be served in Lukla or a few walks farther down the path to Phakding, depending on the time of arrival in Lukla. The walk is mostly flat, with a few ups and downs with views of Kusum-Kangru. After crossing a short suspension bridge and climbing a little distance to the Ghat village, another 1.5 hour of moderate walking will get you to your destination.

  • DAY 3
    Trek to Namche Bazaar (3,440m. / 11,286 ft.) 5-6 hours of walk.

    After crossing the suspension bridge over the Dudh-Kosi and re-crossing the same river with a magnificent view of Thamserku 6,608m, the walk from Phakding is pleasant, with a few short uphill and downhill and re-crossing the same river with a magnificent view of Thamserku 6,608m, then reaching a small village of Monjo after the last 20 minutes climb from the stream. After Monjo, you'll reach the Sagarmatha National Park's entrance, where you'll begin a short descent and steady trek to Jorsalle village. The last village and only place to shop until Namche Bazaar is reached, a second bridge over the same river is reached, the walk is pleasant on the river bed until the last bridge over the Imjatse river is reached, from here the walk is along the winding uphill path all the way to Namche Bazaar, with magnificent views of Kwangde peak, Kusum Kangru Mt. Everest- Nuptse wall, Lhotse, and a closer view of Taweche. 

  • DAY 4
    Acclimatization Day at Namche Bazar (3,440m. / 11,286 ft.)

    Activities that you could do, afternoon at leisure after a short hike uphill to the Sagarmatha National Park Headquarters, a magnificent spot perched on top of Namche Bazaar with breathtaking views of the surrounding snow-capped giants and valleys way below, with an interesting museum with all kinds of information regarding the history of the Himalayas, geographic, culture, mountaineering history, and existing information on flora and fauna of this region.

  • DAY 5
    Trek to Thyangboche (3,863m. /12,674ft.) - 5 hours of walk

    After a 20-minute climb to Namche Bazaar's top ridge, the hike is rather simple for the first half. After a pleasant two to three hour walk, arrive at Phungitenga 3,250m, a little settlement with a couple of teahouses and a small Nepalese Army barrack serving as park wardens in the midst of the alpine woods of mostly silver fir blue pines, rhododendron, and some magnolia trees. The walk from here is tough for an hour or two through the shadow of the forests until you reach Thyangboche Monastery or Ghompa, where you will spend the night. This stunning location provides views of Ama Dablam, with Everest standing over the Nuptse wall in the north and Mt. Lhotse and Lhotse Shar in the north east.

  • DAY 6
    Trek to Dingboche (4,350m. /14,271ft) 6 hours of walk

    After a fantastic stay at Thyangboche, the route descends through a forest of birch, fir, juniper, and rhododendron to Deoboche, 3,650 meters above sea level, with spectacular views of Mt Ama Dablam, Mt. Everest, Nuptse, and Lhotse. Walking from Deoboche, through the long prayer mani wall, the road is gradual until you reach a little bridge across the Imja-Tse river's tight canyon. From here, the hike is mostly uphill until you reach a massive mani wall gate; from here, a short ascent goes to Pangboche at 3,900m; from here, a short climb leads to Shomare for lunch, a little town with a great close-up view of Ama-Dablam. After a pleasant break, the journey continues gradually towards east, and after an hour walk, the road splits into two directions, the north going to Pheriche and our trail leading towards east beneath the towering north face of Ama Dablam, Ama Dablam looks completely different from here onwards, from the bridge the trails climbs slowly winding above the Imja tse river to a big mani Stupa, from here onwards the walk is fairly moderate as you enter the Imja tse Valley beneath the mighty peaks of Ama Dablam, Nuptse and Lhotse with view of the eastern snow capped mountains including the Island peak or Imja Tse 6,189m, which is a popular peak amongst all the trekking peaks in Nepal.

  • DAY 7
    Acclimatization Day, Dingboche (4,350 m. / 14,271ft.)

    There are areas in Dingboche where one might go for a short walk on a leisure day. Although the trek is gradual, you can feel the thin air as the altitude gains slowly coming towards Chhukhung. The trek to Chhukhung 4,730m. Takes about 3-4 hours from Dingboche, towards east within the Imja tse Valley, although the trek is gradual, you can feel the thin air as the altitude gains slowly coming towards Chhukhung. Chhukhung, the last town in eastern Khumbu, has roughly five teahouses with spectacular views of the snow-capped peaks and glaciers of Lhotse, Ama-Dablam, and Imja glacier.

  • DAY 8
    Trek to Lobuche (4,931m. / 16,178 ft.) – 5 - 6 hours of walk

    The trail leads north from Dingboche, gradually ascending for about 40 -50 minutes until you reach a mani-prayer Stupa; from here, the trail is gentle on the hard meadow looking down below Pheriche village; today's walk offers beautiful views of Mt. Tawache, Ama Dablam, and to the north, Pokalde 5,741m, Kongma-tse 5,820m, and the Nuptse Great Wall. The trail from Pheriche meets around Thugla, before a little wooden bridge over the Khumbu glacier's torrent river, after a nice 1.5 to 2 hour hike. An hour steep climb from Thugla brings you to the top, where you can see Mt. Pumori and other peaks west of Everest; the spot here is a good place for a few minutes break after the strenuous climb; nearby, you can also see a number of memorials of unfortunate climbers who died in expeditions around the mountains in this region; After another 1.5 to 2 hours of moderate ascent, you will arrive in Lobuche. Lobuche is a pleasant surprise because it is tucked away in a corner, securely hidden and protected from the wind. There are roughly 5-6 Teahouses in Lobuche.

  • DAY 9
    Trek to Everest Base Camp (5,300m. / 17,388 ft.), return to Gorak Shep (5,165m. / 16,945ft.) 6-7 hours of walk.

    Today, at the foot of number one, the first hour walk is gradual up the valley at the end of the grassy field, a brief 20 minute ascent, the walk from here follows the rocky moraine route, with views of the icy-glacial pond and icebergs below the Khumbu glacier. A short downhill hike from the last rocky moraine dunes leads to Gorakshep, a level field below Kalapatthar 5,545m and Mt. Pumori 7,145m. There are three teahouses in Gorakshep. Continue towards Everest Base Camp and the Khumbu Ice-fall after a break here at Gorakshep; the path from here can be misleading; follow the lead Sherpa; the trail changes every year due to glacier movements; the walk is strenuous due to the high altitude and thin air; the walk passes through rocky dunes, moraine, and streams until you reach the base camp. During the peak expedition season, Everest Base Camp is bustling. When you reach the bottom of number one, you'll be rewarded with a spectacular vista of the Khumbu icefall. Retrace your steps back to Gorakshep for the night after a wonderful time here.

  • DAY 10
    Morning hike to Kalapathar (5,545m. / 18,192 ft.) Continue walk to Pheriche (4,371m. /14,340 ft.) - 7 hours of walk.

    Early morning a steep walk towards Kalapatthar, on reaching the top ridge of Kalapatthar which is a small rocky peak on the southwest ridge of Mt.Pumori, the view from here is beyond imagination as the Everest looks within a stone throw distance, between the summit of Nuptse and Lho-la and Lhotse and with all the higher snow capped giants that dominates all around, with a view of Everest Base camp down below on the moraine of Khumbu glacier, after a wonderful time here descend back to Gorakshep and continue walk to Pheriche, the walk is downhill most of the way, after Thugla where the Dingboche trails branches off from here our route descends further to the flat Pheriche Valley, afternoon can be very windy here, after an hour of good walk reaches you at Pheriche for the overnight stop.

  • DAY 11
    Trek to Thyangboche (3,863m. /12,674ft.) 5 hours of walk.

    From Pheriche a short walk brings you to the bridge, after the bridge it is nearly downhill all the way with few ups in between to Pangboche and Thyangboche, on reaching the bridge back to the woodlands and vegetation with an hour up hill to Thyangboche for the overnight stop.

  • DAY 12
    Trek to Monjo (2,835 m. / 9,301 ft.). 6 - 7 hours of walk.

    Retrace your steps back to Shanasha, where the trails from Khumjung, Gokyo, and Namche converge. From here, the path winds downwards and gradually all the way to Namche Bazaar, staying on the main popular path. Retrace your steps back to Namche Bazaar for the overnight camp in Monjo, which is conveniently placed near the Sagarmatha National Park entrance and exit.

  • DAY 13
    Trek to Lukla (2,880 m. / 9,450 ft.). 6 - 7 hours of walk.

    The final day of our fantastic trek will be a pleasant walk to Lukla, where you can stroll at your own leisurely speed while taking in the lush green surroundings. Apart from a couple of brief ascents, the only substantial climb will be immediately before Lukla, which would take about 45 minutes from Choplung or the ancient huge oak tree. When you arrive in Lukla, get ready for a delicious meal and a party with your fellow Sherpa crew, porters, and trekking companions on the last day.

  • DAY 14
    Fly to Kathmandu. Approx. 30 min flight.

    The flight time to Kathmandu is generally scheduled for the morning, but due to the wind in the afternoon, the flight time may be delayed due to inclement weather or other circumstances. A panoramic picture of the snow-capped peaks may be viewed during the beautiful flight from Lukla to Kathmandu, which takes about 35 minutes depending on flying time. Our employees will meet you at the domestic terminal in Kathmandu and transport you back to the hotel.

  • DAY 15
    Leisure Day at Kathmandu.

    A free day in Kathmandu; please let our staff know if you want to embark on another brief excursion in the Kathmandu Valley.

  • DAY 16
    Transfer to Airport for the International departure.

    Keep your confirmed air ticket and passport handy today, according to your overseas travel time. Our crew will transport you to the airport for your final departure from Nepal, an incredible country.