Everest Base Camp trekking is one of the most famous trekking in the world by being its tallest mountain on earth, allows you to see many stunning snow capped Himalayan peaks including Everest from a low elevation and in a shortest time period. The trek conducts either drive from Kathmandu to Jiri or directly flying from Kathmandu to Lukla airport (2860m). During the fly, you can experienced the most spectacular views of the mountains and ascend through the Dudh Koshi valley to the Sherpa settlement Namche Bazaar (3440m), walking through the lovely forest and traditional Sherpa villages to the world renowned and sacred monastery of Tengboche (3867m) is rewarded with the views of Everest soaring behind Nuptse, Lhotse , Ama Dablam, Kangtega and Tawache peaks. On our way to Lukla culturally rich Sherpa village of Khumjung exhibits the Sherpa life style and is the home of Yeti.
Everest Base Camp trek highlights
Scenic flight to Lukla, abundant flora and fauna, Explore Sherpa Museum in Namche Bazaar, Sherpa villages and Buddhist monasteries, sandy plain of Gorakshep, the broad summit of Kalapathar (5,545m), Amazing view of view of Mt Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse, Amadablam, Majestic Thamserku and many other mountains and Khumbu Glacier.
Everest Base Camp trek grading
Everest base camp trek is suitable for any walker looking for something a little more challenging and energetic. It does not require you to be super fit or have any previous trekking experience. If you are healthy and can walk about 5 to 6 hours daily, you can do this trekking easily. However, daily jugging or walking exercise is useful before you depart. Our program always include rest days and build up gradually, in order to acclimatize to the altitude. Along the routes, you can walk at your own pace, with plenty of stops for resting.
Everest Base Camp trek outline
- Day 01: Arrival at Kathmandu (1348m), B/B Plan
- Day 02: Kathmandu to Lukla (2886m) and then to Phakding (2640m., O/N at Tea House, F/B Plan
- Day 03: Phakding to Namche Bazzar (3440m.), O/N at Tea House, F/B Plan
- Day 04: Acclimatization at Namche Bazzar, O/N at Tea House, F/B Plan
- Day 05: Namche Bazaar to Tyangboche (3867m.), O/N at Tea House, F/B Plan
- Day 06: Tyangboche to Dingboche (4260 m.), O/N at Tea House, F/B Plan
- Day 07: Acclimatization at Dingboche (4260 m.), O/N at Tea House, F/B Plan
- Day 08: Dingboche to Lobuche (4930 m.), O/N at Tea House, F/B Plan
- Day 09: Lobuche to Everest Base Camp (5364m.), O/N at Tea House, F/B Plan
- Day 10: Gorakshep to Kala Patthar (5545m.) and then to Pheriche (4243m.), O/N at Tea House, F/B Plan
- Day 11: Pheriche to Tyangboche (3867 m.), O/N at Tea House, F/B Plan
- Day 12: Tyangboche to Namche Bazaar (3440 m), O/N at Tea House, F/B Plan
- Day 13: Namche Bazaar to Lukla (2886 m.), O/N at Tea House, F/B Plan
- Day 14: Lukla to Kathmandu flight. Transfer to hotel, B/B Plan
- Day 15: Kathmandu valley sightseeing., B/B Plan
- Day 16: Back to your own destination
Note of the above itinerary
O/N = Over Night, B/B = Bed and Breakfast F/B (Full Board) = Accommodation, Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner.
Above itinerary can be designed along your preferences. Please let us know whether you would like to make a shorter or longer. And if you would like to stay more days during your holiday in Nepal, you can do city guided tour in Kathmandu, white water rafting, jungle safari or Everest mountain flight, we are happy to follow your suggestion accordingly.
Short description mode of packages
In our packages, we have included two nights 3 Star Category hotel in Kathmandu (capital of Nepal) and normal accommodation with full board meals along the trekking routes. If you request us to have private vehile transfer then we serve you for all ground transportation as per itinerary, an experienced guide and porter and all the government taxes and necessary permits, please find in details what are included and excluded in the price as follows
Everest Base Camp Trekking in Details
Arrival at Kathmandu valley (1350m), Nepal
Upon your arrival at the Tribhuvan international airport (TIA) our representative welcomes you and assists to transfer in your hotel in Kathmandu valley. After time to get refreshed, and briefing about your trip and overnight at Hotel.
Kathmandu to Lukla (2886m) and trek to Bengkar (2698m.) , 5 hours
We take early flight from Kathmandu to Lukla, upon arrival at Lukla, we would be refreshed in one of the hotels and then start our trek to Phakding (2640 m). We trek following a gentle climb up the mountainside on the left bank of the Dudh Koshi. Nupla (5885m) can be seen in a stone throwing distance on the opposite bank. During the journey, we pass several Sherpa villages such as Ghat, Phakding, Tok Tok and finally we reach at Bengkar village.
Phakding to Namche Bazzar (3440m.) , 6 hours
Having breakfast at Bengkar, a thin Sherpa village, we commence our trek to Namche Bazaar (3440 m.). The trail goes along the right bank of Dudh Koshi. Thamserku is standing majestically skyward on the opposite bank. We then reach Bengar. The trail now climbs from the riverbed on the left bank into the mountain, through a forest to Chumoa. We continue along the trail with many ups and downs; cross a stream, and pass by the tiny village Monjo. We then come to Sagarmatha National Park Service where a park entrance fee is to be deposited. We follow a short walk along the riverbed of this valley where the major river meets each other. Crossing over the Hillary bridge, trek begin steep ascent to Namche Bazar. On the way, we would have excellent views of Everest (8848m) and Lhotse (8516m.). Surrounded on three sides by mountain ranges, Namche Bazar (3440m) is a central hub of the area for food, trekking gears and other necessary goods.
Acclimatization at Namche Bazzar
We take rest at Namche Bazaar (3440 m.) for acclimatization. It is considered as an ideal place for acclimatization to the high altitude before heading towards Tyangboche. We go up to Khhumjung monastery. It is a small settlement of Sherpa community. We enjoy the splendid view of Mt. Everest, Ama Dablam, Thamserku, Nuptse, Lhotse, Tawche, Kwangde and so on from here. While returning to Namche, we would visit Museum just above the town that exhibits Sherpa culture.
Namche Bazaar to Tyangboche (3867m.) , 6 hours
Having breakfast trek heading towards Tyangboche (3867 m.) Monestery. The trail goes ahead leaving a steep cliff that drops down to the Dudh Kosi. In this section too, we would have a panoramic view of the Himalayas such as Ama Dablam (6812m), Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse (7855m) and Tawoche (6501m). We would visit Trashinga, Phunki Tenga and reach Tyangboche. Tyangboche offers a good view of sun rise and sun set at Everest and Ama Dablam.
Tyangboche to Dingboche (4260 m.) , 6 hours
We trek from Tyangboche to Dingboche (4260 m.). Leaving Tyangboche at the backdrop, we descend through a rhododendron forest and enter Deboche. Crossing a suspension bridge at Imja Khola, we head towards Minlinggo and inter Imjatse Valley beneath the mighty peaks of Ama Dablam, Nuptse and Lhotse. We finally come to Dingboche.
Acclimatization at Dingboche (4260 m.)
Today, we acclimatize at Dingboche (4260 m.) to be familiar with the local climate. Having breakfast at the teahouse, we go around the village and in the afternoon, we even hike up to Chhukung. It also provides majestic view of Island peak, Ama Dablam, Makalu, Tawoche peak and others. In the late afternoon, we come back to Dingboche and take rest.
Dingboche to Lobuche (4930 m.) , 5:30 hours
It is our turn to head towards Lobuche from Dingboche which is situated at a distance of five and half hours normal walk. The onward trail is gentle up to Pheriche village. Along the trail, we would be privileged to have panoramic views of the Mt.Tawache, Ama Dablam, Pokalde (5741m), Kongma-tse (5820m) and the great wall of Nuptse. We would have lunch at Dugla (4595m) and trek to Lobuche.
Lobuche to Everest Base Camp (5364m.) , 7 hours
Having breakfast at Lobuche, we trek to Everest Base Camp via Gorakshep (5140m.). It is the most rewarding section of the trek. Our trail winds up through rocky path and Khumbu glacier. The view of Nuptse, Lho-La and Khumbutse appear at a stone throwing distance. Visit Everest Base Camp and come back to Gorakshep.
Gorakshep to Kala Patthar (5545m.) and then to Pheriche (4243m.) , 8 hours
We trek from Gorakshep to Kala Patthar (5545m.) and trek to Pheriche (4243m.). Early morning, we get ready to climb Kala Patthar (5545m.) and enjoy the view of sunrise. We would see Mt. Everest, Mt. Pumori, Mt. Lingtren, Mt. Khumbetse, Mt. Nuptse, Mt. Lhotse, Mt. Ama Dablam, Mt. Thamserku and many more from Kala Patthar. Himalayan Rescue Association Aid Post is available at Pheriche. Foreign volunteer doctors are there to provide medical treatment.
Pheriche to Tyangboche (3867 m.) , 6 hours
Trek from Pheriche to Tyangboche (3867 m.). We would visit the research centre and trek to Tyangboche. During the route, one can enjoy descending through rhododendron forest. Tyangboche is famous for the oldest monastery. From the monastery, one can enjoy the splendid view of Ama Dablam, green hills and pristine river.
Tyangboche to Namche Bazaar (3440 m) , 7:30 hours
Finally, trek descends from Tyangboche to Namche Bazaar (3440 m ) passking several villages. Sanasa and Lagusasa are the most famous one. You will catch the way descends from Gokyo valley. We trek further more twenty minutes to find lodge for lunch and a short pause. After Lunch at Sanasa, we hike up to Khumjung village where one can visit traditional villages landscapes. You might also visit Hillary Hospital located in Khunde. And in the mean time, we follow the trail to Monastery which offers Yeti Scalp. Finally, we come to Namche Bazaar in the late afternoon.
Namche Bazaar to Lukla (2886 m.) , 8 hours
Having breakfast in the teahouse at Namche Bazaar, we trek to Lukla. It is the last day of our trekking. Lunch will be served on the way. Upon arrival at Lukla, we would get refreshed and take rest.
Lukla to Kathmandu
We board our early flight from Lukla to Kathmandu. Upon arrival at Tribhuwan International Airport, we would be received by our representatives and transfer to hotel. In the afternoon, go for shopping.
Kathmandu valley sightseeing.
After breakfast the day will start to our guided trip to cultural world heritage sites in Kathmandu valley; including visits to the pilgrimage sites of Hindus Pashupatinath temple, the world biggest Bouddhanath Stupa, visit Swoyambhunath Stupa also known as monkey temple and historical Kathmandu Durbar Square with temple, unique architectures and Kumari (living goddess) in central Kathmandu. Evening pre-trip discussion and introduce with our fellow trekking staff for your adventure trip.
Back to your own destination
After breakfast, End of our services with departure transfer to the Kathmandu airport to board flight for your onward destination.
- Kathmandu International airport transfer by private cars / van / jeep
- 2 nights twin sharing accommodation in Kathmandu valley with breakfast.
- Flights Kathmandu - Lukla - Kathmandu round fare USD: 360 PP with local airport taxes
- Sightseeing transportation in Kathmandu by private vehicles.
- Twin sharing trekking accommodation in normal Trekkers lodge / Teahouse.
- Meals in full board (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner) each day during the trekking
- Professional license holder experienced mountain trekking guide during the trekking
- All grounded transportation according to the itinerary packages
- Required numbers of Sherpas (2 Guest : 1 Porter basis and carry max: 24 kg) to carry your luggage
- Sagarmatha National park entry and TIMS entry permits and their fees
- Insurance for Nepalese staff (Trekking guide and Porters).
- A special gift Trekking Certificate from our company.
- Nepal entry visa fee cost US$ 40.
- Lunch and Dinner during the stay in Kathmandu.
- Any kinds of battery charges and hot shower during the trekking.
- Personal trekking equipments and Clothing.
- Any drinks and bar bills and personal nature expenses.
- Your travel insurance (it is mandatory in case of emergency).
- Any donation and entrance fees and as well as TIPS for crew
- Any other things not mentioned.
We are experts for the operations trip at high-altitude. Every trip we run has a sound acclimatization program. We created this trekking itinerary to allow for gradual height gain spread over a number of days. There is no way of predicting who will suffer from altitude, but for the vast majority of people, a slow ascent will produce minimal effects. Acclimatizing takes time and there are no safe shortcuts. For all trips to altitudes in excess of 3,000 meters, our guides carry medicines essential to the treatment of altitude illness; they are trained to track symptoms as well as administer medications but we recommend to you to carry medicine by yourself that is beneficial for you.
To be sufficiently protected in terms of insurance, you need specialized travel insurance for participation in hazardous activities. A travel insurance policy that covers emergency evacuation, trip injury, lost baggage, theft, liability, medical treatment and expenses is strongly recommended. Make sure the insurance covers all the activities that you will be undertaking during your stay in Nepal such as trekking and climbing. Our agency Gokyo Treks and Expedition can arrange for the appropriate policy based on your trekking.
Climate and Weather
The climate of Nepal is as varied as its geography. The low-lying Terai has a sub-tropical monsoonal climate. The Himalaya where most of our treks take place, are best in the cool dry season from September to May. The traditional trekking season in Nepal is late September to December, with October and November generally recognized as having the best weather. Spring is also a popular time of year with warmer weather and the advantage of seeing spring flowers and rhododendrons in bloom. The visibility is good and days are pleasantly warm, although nights can be cold, and snow is possible above 3,000 meters.
This trekking is likely to have a wide range of temperatures depending on the altitude and the time of day. In the mountains up to 3,500m the nights will be cool, normally around 5 degree C, and during the day temperatures sometimes rise to 25 degree C. At higher altitudes temperatures range from about 15 degree C to -10 degree C.
We bring together a small group of people to give them a memorable and insightful travel experience with an invaluable opportunity to interact in a fun-filled environment. Our travel group generally comprises a maximum of 12 members. We need a minimum of 2 participants to run our fixed departure dates. For individualized trips, no minimum or maximum applies. If you would like to travel independently or with your friends, families and colleagues, you are invited to choose any of the trips at your convenient time frame for any number of people.
Gokyo Treks and Expedition promises you a rewarding trip with an experience that last you lifetime amidst natural and cultural beauties. Here you will find committed team member, world-class quality, personalized service, closest co-operation and great company. Our trekking crews have more than a decade of trek leadership experience. We ensure you get the ultimate holiday experience that exceeds your expectation. Quality service is what matters the most. We at Gokyo Treks and Expedition are supremely confident to bring outstanding service throughout your trip without any unnecessary discomfort and hassle, it is 100 % guaranteed.
The following is a list of clothing and accessories that we recommend for treks and climbs in Nepal. This is not intended to be a comprehensive clothing and equipment list, rather it is intended to act as a reminder of those items that we feel are essential for your comfort and convenience. However we recognize that you may have your own personal preferences for clothing which may be equally as suitable.
- Sun hat or scarf
- Light balaclava or warm fleece hat
- Any kinds of battery charges and hot shower during the trekking.
- Fleece Wind-Stopper jacket (optional)
- Waterproof (preferably breathable fabric) shell jacket
- Down vest and/or jacket (optional)
- T-shirts (2)
- Light and expedition weight thermal tops
- Fleece jacket or pullover
- Lightweight gloves
- Heavyweight gloves or mittens with a waterproof shell outer
- Light and expedition weight thermal bottoms
- Fleece or wool pants
- Waterproof (preferably breathable fabric) shell pants
- Underwear (4)
- Hiking shorts (2)
- Lightweight cotton long pants
- Thin, lightweight inner socks (4)
- Thick, warm wool hiking socks (4)
- Hiking boots with spare laces
- Camp shoes (sneakers and/or sandals)
- Gaiters (Optional)
- Large plastic bags - for keeping items dry inside trek bags
- Daypack (approximately 2500 to 3000 cubic inches)
- Thermarest sleeping pad (Only Camping Trek)
- Water bottles (2)
- Sleeping bag rated -10C. to -20C (Depending on trekking region)
- Headlamp (e.g. Petzl Zoom) with spare bulbs and batteries
- Small pad or combination lock-to-lock trek bag
- Basic First Aid Kit (see Health and Medicinal)
- Books (Highly Recommended)
- Playing cards/backgammon/chess set
- Swiss Knife
Recommended Mountaineering Kit
In addition to the items mentioned above for trekking, the following is a list of the additional specialized items which are required for the trekking peaks.
- Ice axe, and ski poles (note - ice axes can be rented in Kathmandu)
- Climbing helmet
- Alpine climbing harness
- 2 x tape slings
- 2 x screwgate karabiners
- Descender/abseil device
- Plastic or leather mountaineering boots, with gaiters and crampons that have been tested for a good fit.
- Fleece trousers or silhouette
- Additional mits and gloves suitable for climbing
Is pick up service available if my arrival day in Kathmandu?
Yes sure !! If you provide us your flights details then you should do request then our representative will come to pick up you on Kathmandu international airport.
Do I need Experience for Everest Base Camp Trekking?
This trekking is suitable for keen trekkers/walkers who are able to walk around 5 - 6 hours in a day, with a light weight rucksack. For Mt.Everest Base Camp trekking - yes, you need to have experience of walking 5- 6 hours each day in high altitude - somehow about 4000M above sea level.
What kind of accommodation can I expect on Everest Base Camp Trekking?
We provide you 3 star category hotel accommodation in Kathmandu and during the trekking there would be normal hotel accommodation which offers basic clean facilities with a mattress and blanket. We can also offer you sleeping bags if needed (which need to return after the trip) but it is always better idea to own sleeping equipment.
What kind of food can I expect in Everest Base Camp Trek?
All the guest houses/lodges in the trekking they have attached restaurant and they cook a delicious range of mostly vegetarian fare. Pasta, tuna bakes, noodles, potatoes, eggs, dhal bhat, bread, soups, fresh vegetables (variety depends on the season)
The dinner and breakfast are provided in the same lodge you spend the night every day and Lunch will be provided on the way to next place where you are going.
What opportunities will I have for shower along Everest Base Camp Trekking?
Tea house trekking all the lodges they have shower which you can get it somewhere paying and somewhere without paying and during the camping trekking - we provide you hot water bucket then you will take bucket shower.
How do I get drinking water on Everest Base Camp Trekking?
Normally in the trekking in Nepal route there is all places hotel and shop as well in shop you can able to buy mineral water and you can buy it for drinking but however we advise against buying mineral water in plastic bottles, as currently there are no provisions for disposing of these. Instead, we provide you boiled water or bringing chlorine tablets to purify the normal water as the normal water is available in camp site/along the way in the camping trekking.
Can I charge my digital camera or other batteries on my trip?
in camping trek there are few places where you can charge the battery paying charge but in tea house trekking there will be more chances to charge the battery we recommend to you bring extra pair for in case. Remember to bring your adapters ! And we recommend you to take extra batteries.
Is there any communication facilities on Everest Base Camp Trekking?
In this trekking route you can get telephone services as well as internet services as well.
Can I use credit cards in Trekking?
No, for the trekking you need to have cash because credit cards works city area in Nepal only.
When should I book my trip and what is the payments terms?
Because our trips book up months in advance, we recommend booking early to avoid disappointment. We will of course make every effort to accommodate last minute bookings.
We prefer 20 % advance deposit of total price of a trip in order to conform your reservation before you arrive in Nepal. And rest of the payment can be made after your arrival.
Who will carry my luggage on Everest Base Camp Trekking?
We provide porters they will carry your luggage.
Is there any communication while we are on Everest Base Camp Trekking?
There are telephones in many villages along the popular trekking routes from which you can make international calls.
How much distance do I walk each day?
When walking/trekking in the mountains, the distance you cover each day can vary greatly due to gradient, terrain and altitude. As such it is very hard to give specific distances on each day, however you have to be prepared to walk 5-6 hours each day.
Do I need walking polls for Everest Base Camp Trekking?
we recommend you to take walking polls which will be helpful for you on trekking.
How much additional money do I need per day?
You can allocate US$ 8 - 10 for a lunch / dinner in Kathmandu and it depends on your spending habits. US$7 to 10 US$ a day will be enough to buy bottles of water, chocolates, tea coffee and some drinks in trekking.
Trek legally. If you trek independently, you are not allowed to take any staff by law. You need for this a Trekking Agency, the sole authorized to employ staff for foreign trekkers. Do not hire staff or "independent guides" through hotels, unless they have a Trekking Agent licence or offer this service through an affiliated Trekking Agent.
Rubbish management For the most proper disposal available, please make sure you take all of your trash, including bottles and cans from goods consumed in restaurants, to the nearest truck-accessible road.
Sanitation Note the pollution and lack of trash management in the villages on the treks - including trash-clogged rivers and mounds of discarded beer bottles. Nepal is struggling with its rapid Westernization and hasn't yet figured out how to dispose of its waste. Don't contribute to the problem any more than necessary!
After your trek you can give your clothes to the porters' clothing bank which is managed by the KEEP association . This bank is located in the Thamel neighborhood of Kathmandu and provides clothes to the trekking porters.