Everest Base Camp Trek (16 Days)

EBC & Khumbu Glacier
The beginning of the Trek from Lukla
EBC & Khumbu Glacier
The beginning of the Trek from Lukla

Everest Base Camp Trek (16 Days)


Everest base camp trek is the most thrilling, exciting and challenging trekking for all adventure types. The best thing about this trek, anyone can do and experience it! The Everest Base Camp is world class hiking journey in the high Himalayas that leads to the base camp of the highest peak on earth. This package will cover everything from the start of the hike with quality guiding and sherpa services.

Available 2019 dates:

  • August | September

    • 08 Aug - 23 Aug 2019 | 16 Aug - 31 Aug 2019 | 24 Aug - 08 Sept 2019 | 28 Aug - 12 Aug 2019 | 28 Aug - 12 Aug 2019 |

  • September | October

    • 04 Sept - 19 Sept 2019 | 08 Sept - 123 Sept 2019 | 12 Sept - 27 Sept 2019 | 14 Sept - 29 Sept 2019 | 16 Sep - 01 Oct 2019 | 20 Sept - 05 Oct 2019 | 24 Sept - 09 Oct 2019 | 28 Sept - 13 Oct 2019 | 29 Sept - 14 Oct 2019

  • November - December and 2020 dates available (please send enquiry)

Custom and private tours available, please email for more details.

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The Everest base camp is the gateway for all the climbers that attempt to climb the highest summit of the world, the Everest. The Everest region is the most famous trekking location that holds a long history of pride, glory and tragedy too and is a brand in itself and now, a dream venture of many people in the world to accomplish once in life time. The spectacular views, loyal and friendly inhabitants (the Sherpas) make the Everest base camp trek most sought out trek destination in Nepal. Furthermore, you also spot various animals such as musk dears, leopards, jackals and mountain Thar. In addition, unique bird specimens such as the pheasant and long tails birds are seen on our 16day guided Everest base camp trek.

Everest base camp trekking - 16 Days
Day 01 : Arrive in Kathmandu Airport and tranfer to hotel - overnight at hotel.
Day 02 : Full day sightseeing tour of Kathmandu valley:
Day 03 : Fly from Kathmandu to Lukla (2886m) and Trek to Phakding (2610m) - 3.5 hours.
Day 04 : Trek from Phakding to Namche Bazaar (3440m) - 6 Hours.
Day 05 : Rest day at Namche Bazaar (3440m) for acclimatization.
Day 06 : Trek from Namche Bazaar to Tyangboche (3867m) - 5 Hours.
Day 07 : Trek from Tyangboche to Dingboche (4260m) - 5 Hours.
Day 08 : Rest day at Dingboche (4260m) for acclimatization.
Day 09 : Trek from Dingboche to Lobuche (4930m) - 5 Hours.
Day 10 : Trek from Lobuche to Everest Base Camp via Gorakshep (5164m) 6-7 Hours.
Day 11 : Trek from Gorakshep to Kala Patthar (5545m) and trek to Pheriche (4243m) - 7 Hours.
Day 12 : Trek from Pheriche to Namche Bazaar (3441m) - 6 hours.
Day 13 : Trek from Namche Bazaar to Lukla (2886m) - 6 Hours:
Day 14 : Fly from Lukla to Kathmandu.
Day 15 : Leisure day in Kathmandu.
Day 16 : Transfer to international airport for your final flight departure

You enjoy a brief morning flight to the beginning point of the trek, Lukla. The Lukla is a beautiful Sherpa village situated in the lap of Himalayas. The trek then follows a steep river valley to Namche Bazar. The Namche is official gateway to Khumbu region, surrounded by beautiful Himalayas. The beauty of Namche Bazar will surely leave you spell bound. You take one day rest in Namche to help to adapt the altitude and carry out the remaining journey in a comfortable manner. The Everest base camp trek give a chance to explore the surrounding areas and villages of Khumjung, Further more you can visit the school established by sir Edmund Hillarys Himalayan Trust and also the hospitals in these villages.

You continue the trek to Everest base camp with a stopover for the night at the magnificent Tangboche monastery. You see amazing unbelievable Himalayan views from Tengbuche too.  You then continue the base camp trek through Dingbuche. The Dingbuche is a Sherpa settlement in this region and after another day of rest in Dingbuche for the climate adaptation. You get more remote landscapes as you tending to get closer to the base camp. With lots of enthusiasm, will power, passion and dedication you will become able to accomplish your ultimate goal of reaching the Everest base camp.

Everest Base Camp Trek Permits: Yes, one need to have permits to trek to Everest Base Camp and basically, there are two permits you require for the Everest Base camp, one is Trekkers Information management System and another one is Sagarmatha National park entry permits.

Everest Base Camp Trek Gear Packing list: Packing for the Everest Base camp Trek in Nepal is not easy however, please refer to this list of recommended gear from our experience.

Preparation for the Everest Base Camp Trek: The Trekking to Everest Base Camp at 5364 meter above the sea level with regular trekking of 5-8 hours every day for 11-12 days is surely not easy and we always get the similar questions from all our trekkers those planning for the trek  that “How fit I should be”?, “ what training we should for the preparation of the trek”? Or do we need any need any training for the trek to Everest base camp?.

Everest Base Camp Trekking Highlights

  • You have scenic mountain flight to and from Lukla.

  • You visit Namche Bazaar and Tengboche Monastery on Everest Base Camp Trek.

  • You have unforgettable views of high mountains and Khumbu Ice fall.

  • You view of the Everest and many mountains from the Kalapattar.

  • You visit Everest Base Camp and the Khumbu Glacier.

  • You have sightseeing tours of historical UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Kathmandu.

The above cost includes:

  1. All the local Airport pick ups and transfers (Kathmandu to Lukla and back)

  2. Four nights’ accommodation in Kathmandu in 2/3 star hotel including breakfast as per the above itinerary on twin sharing basis.

  3. Sightseeing city tour in Kathmandu.

  4. Your standard meals during the trek (14 Breakfasts includes hot tea/coffee, 11 lunches and 11 dinners). Note, drinks at lunch and dinner is for own account.

  5. All necessary paper works for the National park entry permits, TIMS permit and monument entrance fees. 

  6. Flight fare (Kathmandu-Lukla-Kathmandu) with domestic airport tax. 

  7. All accommodations in lodges/tea houses during the treks on twin sharing basis. Single rooms for single travellers are not guaranteed and based on the overall trekkers on the EBC route.

  8. An experienced, helpful and friendly mountain guide, sherpa and porters. 

  9. Salary, Food, Drinks, Accommodation, Transportation and Insurance for the Guide, sherpas and Porters. 

  10. Arrangement of emergency Helicopter service which will be paid by your Travel insurance company. 

  11. We can arrange to borrow a down sleeping bag, down jackets and duffle bag if required. Please ensure to check this on arrival at the hotel.

  12. All government taxes, VAT and service charge. 

The Above Cost Excludes:

  1. Nepal entry visa fee (you may easily issue the visa upon your arrival at Tribhuwan International Airport - Kathmandu). You will require 2 passport size photos and between $40 - $60 based on your country.

  2. Your Travel insurance - please check that your insurance covers high altitude and helicopter rescues. We can provide a list of insurance companies on request.

  3. Food (lunch and dinner) while you are in Kathmandu.

  4. Your personal expenses. 

  5. All the alcoholic and non alcoholic Drinks. 

  6. Water, sweets and snacks during the trek (Tip: water starts at around 80 Nepali Rupee and around 400 Rupees at Gorakshep!)

  7. Hot shower during the trek (Tip: This becomes more expensive as you go higher in the mountains.)

  8. International airfare and airport departure tax. 

  9. Tips for the guide and staffs.

Other guidelines, tips and expectations for the trek:

  1. If you travelling on your own, it is not guaranteed to have single / private rooms during the trek. Based on the group size, sharing of twin rooms are usually the norm.