Everest Base Camp Trek - 16 Days

The Everest Base Camp Trek is Nepal’s second most popular trekking route. Every year, thousands of dedicated explorers attempt to reach Everest Base Camp. This trek is one of the most breathtaking adventure journeys in the world. High-altitude mountaineers aren’t the only ones that visit Everest Base Camp.

The Everest Base Camp is a prime example of one of Nepal’s most beautiful locations. It has a superior air about it, as well as a sense of expectation and excitement. Not only the base camp itself, there are also other landmarks on this trek that are quite as spectacular. This trek also includes various historical and cultural gems.

The Everest Base Camp Trek begins with a flight from Kathmandu to Lukla, a mountain airfield in the Khumbu region, in the early morning. Our first destination, Phakding, is reached after a rather easy day of roughly three hours. We proceed north up the Dudh Kosi Valley to Namche Bazaar, a long day ahead of us, where we will spend the day acclimating, eating well, and staying in comfortable accommodations.

We then climb from Namche to Khumjung Tengboche monastery, the spiritual heart of Sherpa culture. It’s primarily a gentle ascent to Kala Pattar and Everest Base Camp, with a one-day break at Dingboche or Pheriche for side tours and more acclimatization. We return to Lukla for our trip to Kathmandu after some stunning close-up views of Everest, Nuptse Lhotse, and Mount Pumori.

Everest Base Camp Trek Highlights

  • Everest Base Camp is a prime example of one of Nepal’s most beautiful locations. It has a superior air about it, as well as a sense of expectation and excitement. However, there are other landmarks on this Everest Base Camp Journey that are quite as spectacular. The trip’s highest point of elevation is Kala Patthar, a viewing place near Gorakshep. This is one of the areas you’ll visit during your tour.
  • Kala Patthar, which is more than 5,000 meters above sea level, rewards climbers with spectacular views of Lhotse, Changtse, and Nuptse. This is also the highest point on your entire journey from which you can enjoy an unobstructed glimpse of Mt. Everest. You’ll arrive at dawn and be able to see the sun rise over this breathtaking landscape of mountains and glaciers.
  • Without a doubt, this trip includes various historical and cultural gems. The Tengboche monastery, the largest of its sort in the Khumbu Valley, is at the top of the list. This monastery is the spiritual heart of the region, and it has an incredible collection of multicolored Buddhist art. The vibrant commercial city of Namche Bazaar, from which you can get beautiful views of Ama Dablam and Thamserku, is another must-see on the Everest Base Camp Trek.

Here is a complete packing guide for your trip to Everest Base Camp.

Itinerary

Day 1
Fly into Kathmandu's Tribhuwan International Airport

Kathmandu is nestled in a fertile valley surrounded by mountains and hills. Arriving in Kathmandu, whether by road or by plane, is sure to be an unforgettable experience. If you fly to Kathmandu, our representative will be waiting for you at the airport terminal to greet you warmly. Look for someone with your or our company’s name written on a placard. He will greet you and transport you to your hotel, where he will assist you with check-in. If you arrive by car, our representative will either meet you at a prearranged stop or send you the address of the hotel where your accommodation has been reserved.
There are no activities scheduled for today. You can relax and recharge your batteries before embarking on your next trip. Overnight stay at the hotel.

Day 2
Trek to Phakding (2652m/8699ft) after flying to Lukla. Walking distance: 8 km; Duration: 3 hours

You leave your accommodation early in the morning to catch your flight to Lukla, the ‘Gateway to Everest.’ Because the wind gathers up speed in the afternoon and makes flying impossible, all flights to Lukla are booked early in the day. This flight will be a highlight of your Everest journey. As soon as the plane lifts off, you’ll be welcomed by unending rows of Himalayan mountains spanning as far as the eye can see. Lukla’s airstrip is a tiny strip of asphalt perched above a cliff. Landing at this airport, which is known as one of the world’s most extreme airports, is sure to raise your heart rate and give you goosebumps.
You will meet your porters at the airport, who will carry the majority of your heavy stuff. You stroll down to Phakding from the airport, passing through the bustling local market. The first day’s trip is a short one with spectacular views of the Dudh Koshi River and the surrounding alpine woods. You reach the metal suspension bridge that spans the Dudh Koshi River after dodging mule trains with porters carrying big goods and other fellow trekkers. To get to Phakding, you have to cross your first suspension bridge. In the days ahead, there will be many more crossings on swaying metal bridges like these! Visit a nearby teahouse before exploring the area or calling it a day and getting some much-needed rest. It’s going to be a long day tomorrow.
Breakfast, lunch, and dinner are included in the guesthouse stay.

Day 3
Trek to Namche Bazar (3440m/11283) Distance: 10 to 12 km, Duration: 6 hours

You get up early after breakfast and set off on the path to Namche. It is a strenuous walk with many steep ascents. The scenery, on the other hand, is spectacular, and you can’t help but stop several times to take it all in. You enter Sagarmatha National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and a vast repository of uncommon Himalayan flora and fauna, as you approach Monjo.
Crossing the tallest bridge in the Khumbu Region is one of the highlights of today’s walk. The Hillary Bridge is named after Hillary Rodham Clinton. Entering Sagarmatha National Park and seeing Mount Everest for the first time. Namche, the day’s rest break, is one of the Everest Trek’s most famous sites. Namche is a Sherpa hamlet cut into the side of a high mountain face. Namche is the Khumbu commercial district, with traditional stone residences, local teahouses, luxury resorts, appealing cafes and bakeries, and shops offering trinkets. This Sherpa settlement attracts traders from the upper peaks with banks, ATM booths, money exchange centers, and a bustling local market.
You’ll spend the night in a cozy teahouse managed by a Sherpa family. Before retiring for the night, take a hot shower and eat a full dinner.
Breakfast, lunch, and dinner are included in the guesthouse stay.

Day 4
Acclimatization Day, Hike to Everest View Hotel (3,962m/12995ft) 3 to 4 kilometers walking distance, 3 to 4 hours walking time

This day is dedicated to acclimatization. It’s critical to prepare your body for high altitude and thin air because you’ll be walking exceeding 4000 meters in the next days. A trip up to the hills above Namche will be led by your guide. You go to the Shyangboche village and the magnificent Hotel Everest View.
This is one of the world’s highest hotels, the creation of a Japanese entrepreneur. From the hotel’s sundeck, take in breathtaking views of Ama Dablam, Mount Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse, Thamserku, Khumbila, and Kwangde. Later, visit the Sherpa Culture Museum and the Everest Arts Gallery in Namche.
Breakfast, lunch, and dinner are included in the guesthouse stay.

Day 5
Namche Bazar to Tengboche (3860m/12660ft) Distance - 10 to 11 km, Duration: 5 hours

Today’s hike will take place at a leisurely pace. As you leave Namche Bazaar, your path ascends past fragrant rhododendron groves and passes by peaceful Himalayan villages. This stretch of the trek is considered by many hikers to be the most scenic. Everest, Ama Dablam, Lhotse, and Nuptse are just a handful of the magnificent peaks that rise over the trail. You’ll continue climbing past the Imja Khola, which is a tributary of the Dudh Koshi and drains the Everest slopes. Today’s goal is Tengboche, the spiritual heart of the Khumbu, where the two rivers converge. The significant Tengboche Monastery is located in this settlement, which is why it is so well-known. This is the largest gompa you’ll see on your journey, and it’s a breathtaking site to behold: bordered by pines and azaleas and set against the backdrop of Ama Dablam, it’s difficult to imagine a more dramatic location. Take a look inside to see the monastery’s beautiful artwork and statuary. You’ll spend the night in Tengboche at a guesthouse.
Breakfast, lunch, and dinner are all included in the package.

Day 6
Tengboche to Dingboche (4410m/14464ft) Distance - 11 to 12 km, Duration: 5 hours

Following the journey to Dingboche, a high-altitude Sherpa settlement, after breakfast. Cross the Imja Khola and continue through Pangboche’s village. The trail is littered with mani walls, prayer flags, prayer wheels, and chortens. After passing through Orsho, you arrive at your destination, Dingboche.
Dingboche, at 4,410 meters above sea level, is where many trekkers begin to experience the affects of high altitude. Keep yourself hydrated by drinking plenty of water. Our guide will use an oximeter to check your blood oxygen levels and let you know if you need to take Diamox. The best thing to do is take it slowly, drink warm drinks, keep a pleasant attitude, and listen to your guide’s instructions.
Breakfast, lunch, and dinner are included in the guesthouse stay.

Day 7
Acclimatization Day- Hike to Nagarjun hill and return: Distance - 5 to 6 km, Duration: 4 to 5 hours

Another day to acclimate and prepare your body for the strenuous Everest Base Camp trek. Outside of the hamlet, take the road south to a tiny hill with spectacular views of the surrounding mountains. Although the climb leaves you out of breath, the breathtaking vistas from the lookout point are well worth the effort. Enjoy panoramic views of Ama Dablam, Lhotse, Makalu, Cho Oyu, Cholatse, etc.

Day 8
Dingboche to Lobuche (4910m/16105ft) Distance - 11 to 12 km, Duration: 5 hours

As you rise higher, the air becomes thinner, and you begin to struggle. Slow and steady walking is recommended. Don’t rush, and try to walk in a rhythmic manner. The landscape around the trail begins to become barren and bleak. You’ve reached the top of the ridge, and you’ve noticed the lack of trees and foliage. At this altitude, there are no permanent settlements. Lobuche is merely a collection of teahouses owned by indigenous Sherpas. However, there is no shortage of breathtaking views, as steep mountains rise up alongside the teahouses and surround the entire terrain. Get a good night’s sleep because you’ll be walking to Everest Base Camp the next day.
Breakfast, lunch, and dinner are included in the guesthouse stay.

Day 9
Lobuche to Gorakshep (5180m/16990ft) - Everest Base Camp (5364m/17594ft) and back to Gorakshep, Distance - 14 to 15 km, Duration- 7 hours

Following the trail to Gorakshep after an early breakfast. Gorakshep, like Lobuche, is scarcely populated, with only a few teahouses dotting the arid landscape. After arriving at Gorakshep, you take a break at a teahouse before continuing on to Everest Base Camp, leaving your heavy gear behind. The Khumbu Glacier is traversed by you. The Khumbu Glacier resembles a lunar scene, with ice formations, grey boulders, loose stones, and little craters holding pools of water. On the scree and moraine, take care not to lose your footing. You will soon arrive at Everest Base Camp. With your guide and teammates, toast your accomplishment. You are now standing precisely beneath Mount Everest, the world’s highest mountain. Before returning to Gorakshep, visit the Mount Everest expedition parties’ encampment and the Khumbu Icefall.
Breakfast, lunch, and dinner are included in the guesthouse stay.

Day 10
Gorakshep - Kala Patthar (5545m/11283ft) and back to Pheriche (4210m/13810ft) Distance - 13 to 14 km, Duration - 7 hours

Get up before sunrise and trek to Kala Patthar, Everest’s most popular viewpoint. The highest point on your trek is Kala Patthar, and reaching it will leave you out of breath. But your physical agony fades quickly as the rising dawn provides the best vista of your entire journey. Mount Everest, Pumori, Nuptse, Lhotse, and Changtse are all visible from here. Standing at the foot of these massive mountains makes you feel humble. Before returning to Gorakshep, take photos. Descend to Pheriche after breakfast. The Himalayan Rescue Association runs a clinic in the small village of Pheriche (HRA).
Breakfast, lunch, and dinner are included in the guesthouse stay.

Day 11
Pheriche to Namche (3440m/11283ft) Distance - 14 to 15 km, Duration- 7 hours

Follow the trek to Namche from Pheriche. Stop at regular intervals to take in the scenery. It’s a lengthy descent to Namche, and you’ll be thankful for a long hot shower when you arrive. At one of the neighborhood cafés, you may indulge in baked goods and excellent coffee.
Breakfast, lunch, and dinner are included in the guesthouse stay.

Day 12
Namche to Phakding (2610m/8563ft) Distance- 10 to 12 km, Duration- 6hours

We walk down all the way through flat land. It is relatively easier walk. The scenery is spectacular, and you can’t help but stop several times to take it all in.
Breakfast, lunch, and dinner are included in the guesthouse stay.

Day 13
Phakding to Lukla (2860m/9383ft) Distance- 8 km, Duration- 4hours

To get to Lukla, take the downhill trail. On the penultimate stage of your trip, try to take in as many mountain views as possible. When you arrive in Lukla, you’ll check into a local teahouse for the night. You celebrate the end of your adventure with the local crew in the evening. With the porters, guide, and assistant guides, there will be singing, dancing, and endless local brew rounds.
Breakfast, lunch, and dinner are included in the guesthouse stay.

Day 14
Flight from Lukla to Kathmandu

Today is the last day of your successful journey. Before boarding your morning flight return to Kathmandu, get up early to pay a fond farewell to the breathtaking beauty of the Khumbu. You’ll be able to identify several of the major peaks as you watch the Himalayas pass by your window. The buzz and bustle of Kathmandu may come as a shock after the quiet of the mountains. You’ll be transferred to your hotel where you may relax or visit the local markets for the remainder of the day. In Thamel, there are numerous excellent restaurants where you can dine before retiring to your hotel for the night.
Breakfast is included in the hotel stay.

Day 15
Free day in Kathmandu

A day is set aside for emergencies and weather-related flight delays. If everything goes according to plan, you can spend the day whatever you like. You can go on a city tour, visit markets, look for souvenirs, relax at a spa, or stay at your hotel.
Breakfast is included in the hotel stay.

Day 16
Farewell and Departure Day

Say your goodbyes to Kathmandu and make your way to the airport. To ensure that you arrive on time for your trip, you will be transported to the international airport. If you like to extend your stay, please inform us, and we will assist you in further planning your trip to the Himalayas.
Breakfast is included.

Cost Includes

  • All ground transportation, including a domestic flight to and from Lukla, Nepal.
  • Within Nepal, all of the listed twin occupancy accommodations are available.
  • While trekking, meals (breakfast, lunch, and dinner).
  • In Kathmandu, stay with a bb plan for two nights.
  • Teas, hot lemon, and coffee are served with meals.
  • Wages and insurance for the guide, porter, and driver.
  • All required documentation (trek permits, TIMS, tax).
  • Entrance fees to all listed attractions and points of interest are included.

Cost Excludes

  • International flights to and from Nepal
  • Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu.1
  • During the trek, all alcoholic and bottled beverages (beer, wine, spirits, sodas, juices, etc.) as well as a hot shower are not included.
  • Snacks and refreshments are not included in between meals and during the journey.
  • Personal shopping.
  • Donations as an option (temple, gompas, assistance projects etc.)
  • Emergency mountain rescue evacuation is not included in personal travel insurance.

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  • Kala Patthar (5644m/18517ft)

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